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WILMINGTON, DELA WAKE. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. JAMES BROWN, Proprietor. SATURDAY, JUKE 10, 187«. The EStisness Outlook. 'For the past year or two it has been asserted, over and over again, that when our Centennial year came around, there would be a change for the better in all industrial pursuits ; that the artizans, the mechanics, and the laborers would all be em ployed ; that, in short, every one would he prosperous, who chose to he. Of course this did not apply to the drones of society, of which every community has more or less in its midst at all times. Now, we are no croakers, and not inclined to misrepresent things, but would much rather look at things in as favorable a light as possible ; and yet it must he conceded by all who take the trouble to examine for themselves, that the prediction of prosperous times has not yet been verified. There is but one universal cry : "The times are dull, very dull;" and not only is this true, but the prospect is not at all flattering. Very many of our largest firms are almost daily discharging their work men, having no orders, and conse quently no use for the men. This is really a sad state of affairs, and much suffering and want will ensue, unless all kinds of industries take a sudden turn for the better. We have one consolation, however, and that is, if business does brisk up be fore the fall months arrive, it will not be spasmodic. This is a consu mation devoutly to he wished for. In conversation afew daysagowitha member of one of our leading firms, he informed us that they were not at all discouraged ; things had about reached their level, and that when a change did come, it could not be otherwise than for the better. We trust his predictions may prove true; and that the hum of industry may soon be heard in our midst as in days of yore General Ivantz, commanding at Tncson, Arizona, fears trouble in removing the Indians of that Terri tory to their new reservations.— Troops have been disposed to avert danger. During a fight between two parties of Indians on the 4th inst., Isksnga, a noted leader of the hostile Indians, was killed by the son of Chechise, who has been faith ful to his father's treaty. LOCALS We direct especial attention to theadvertiseraent of the old relia able firm of Adams & Brother, 506 Market street, where can be found the largest and most complete as sortment of Children's Carriages, the latest styles, at the lowest prices. Also, a splendid assortment of nil kinds of Dry goods and Trimmings, Carpets, Oil-Cloths,Boats and Shoes, Crockery, Glass and Tinware, Ac. We recommend this house as one of the first-class iu the city, and would advise Farmers and others to give them a call before going elsewhere. Home Light Oil. —We would call your attention to the advertise ment of W. S. Adams, Agent for the sale of the Home Light Oil. It stands a fire test of 150 degrees, therefore it is safe and perfect in every particular and cannot ex plode. He also lias on hand a large stock of Lamps, Chandeliers, Brackets, Lamp Trimmings, &e. A inscow's Dinning Booms. these rooms are fitted up in first class style and will he kept open for the accommodation of market people, faom 4 in the morning until 12 at night. First Class m -a I, or a good Boast Dinner for So cents :— Hee advertisement. The Boston One Price Boot and Shoe House, have just received a large stock of spring and summer goods, and it would he well for persons to call and examine their stock before purchasing elsewhere. Real Estate Agent. -Joseph A. Bond, Loan and Beal Estate Agent, and Surveyor, office, 211 Shipley Street, second story, houses rented, rent and bills collected, and careful surveys of land made. Boot and Shoe Stoke-—J as. Maliarty, lias taken the Boot and Shoe Store, formerly occupied by J, K. Babcock, No. 4 West Second Street, and has laid in a large and new stock of boots, shoes, gaiters,Ac of the latest styles- Persons about to purchase would do well to give him a call, as they will have the advantage of selecting from a huge and varied stock at low prices.— Also, a branch store at 703 Jcfi'er son St., where may be found a gen eral assortment of Boots and Shoes. New Stoke. —I. B. Murray A Brother, having handsomely fitted up the store No. 107 West Second Street, and laid in a large and fine stock of Boots and Shoes, are now prepared to accommodate the citi zens and farmers with everything in their line of business. Customer work promptly and neatly done. All work guaranteed. Bill-heads, Cauls, Circulars, Tags, everything that the business man needs in the line of printing at Brown's Printing office, No. 2 West Third Street. The Carriage Business. —As a general thing, this branch of in dustry in our city is not as prosper ous as it should be, or has been, which is owing, in u great measure, no doubt, to the dullness of the times generally. Wilmington Car riage makers have earned for them selves a world-wide renown, and none more deservingly so than Mr. Gavin Thomson, who for twenty years and upwards has successfully maintained the reputation of a first class Carriage Builder, and has now associated with Mr. .lohn Walther, at South Market Street bridge. The dullness of the times, however,-does not seem to have affected this firm to any perceptible extent, as it is doing at the present time a thriving business. There must of course be some cause for this, and the only conclusion we can arrive at is that the work turned out by this firm is of rather a superior quality. They allow no carriage, high or low priced, to leave their establishment that is not perfect in every particu lar, and the consequence is that persons purchasing ot them are fully satisfied that everything is just as it is represented to be. By employing none but skillful workmen, and using only such material as they know to be of superior quality, they have earned for themselves a repu tation which is second to none in our city. They also attend to re pairing of all kinds of carriages, and in this branch we can safely say they have no superiors here or elsewhere. In thus speaking of the firm of Gavin Thomson & Co., we merely assert what we know to he true, the evidence of which we have had brought so plainly to us, that we would be doing them injustice were wo to tell the public anything to the contrary. We recommend this firm to our people as one which deals fairly with all, and one which will not risk its reputation by mis represent ions. The Carl B. B. C. will play the Minute nine on Saturday June the 1 Oth. Game called at 2 o'clock. Centennial The admission on Wednesday were as follows : On payment, 31, 6/3; complimentary, exhibitors,etc. 13,875; total, 45,548. At 2 o'clock on Sunday next, in the hydraulic annex to Machinery llall, Mr. Mcrriman will give an aequalic performance in the life saving dress worn by Captain Paul Boynton in his celebrated Channel trip. Lieut. Wheeler and Col. Galway officers o the Massachusetts Insti tute are now bore, and the encamp ment is under the immediate charge of Lieut E. L. Zolinski. Charles Childs was shot dead by Jas, Flaherty in Richmond, Ya, on Wednesday night. Flaherty arrested and the only gave for the shooting was that Child's pulled his coat. It is said that both were drunk at. the time. The boiler of a steam saw mill at Lawton, Ga, exploded on Thursday, killing tw«> men and injuring a third, was reason he « A KEEN REPLY. Legal bullies who ask women impertinent questions in the witness box ought to get'their deserts, as did the Solicitor Gen eral the other day in the Tieli borne case in England. The witness was a governess who had formerly been employed in the Ticliborne family. Governesses in England are generally regard ed as beings who are made to be snubbed and insulted. Solicitor General snubbed and insulted this one, while she testifying to the identity of the claimant to the Tiehhorne estate with the young knew him twenty years before. At last she hactachance at him which she did not hesitate to improve. ' Was the young always polite to ladies V asked the Solicitor General. ' He was, indeed, polite towards ladies,' replied the governess; and with a well-understood emphasis, she added, ' gentlemen, I believe, always are so.' The court burst into a loud laugh, and the Solicitor General turned red4n the face. So the was heir as she man room The Comlnjj Earthquake. There is something decidedly al arming in the announcement that thirty tuns of nitroglycerine will he employed as the explosive force which is to l-emove the hitherto im movable rocks at Hellgate, that have been the only obstacles to the free navigation of the East Hiver be tween N. V. city and the Atlantic. Ocean, by the way of the Sound, JFhirty tuns of nitro-glyeeriue, will venture to say, lias never before been accumulated at any one point for any such purpose, or indeed, for any purpose, as seems to make it. necessary for the success of the dertaking in question, timid people residing near the lo cality of the projected explosion; and many people who, under dinary circumstances, are not con sidered timid, very naturally specu late in an abstract sort of we un Of course or a way on the probabilities consequent on the terrestrial concussion, to say noth ing of the ntmosphererie agitation that will take place on that occasion. Ihe magnitude of the explosiv frightens them; but <■ we have the as surance of General Newton, the en gineer who is to supernteud and di rect the explosion, and who really cannot refer us to any similar occur rence having ever been known in engineering, that the thirty tuns " ill not explode at one time, and that they will he distributed among certain chambers, and will be set off successivley. Is that however suffi cient to assure us that they may not all go off at once? We know that fire ts not needed to explode nitro-gly ccriue and that percussion will complish that object with the iditv of lightning. aé ra p Don Pedro has given SlpO to the Firemen's Fund of the District of Coin in bin.