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John Z, Zaris & Co . No. 4 EAST THIRD STREET. _ WILMINGTON. DEL 5.000 copies. WBEE DISTRIBUTION Our Holiday Journal. After the first issue of the Journal, we are gratified state, tfhat we have succeeded iu onr attempt to bring be fore the publie a paper that will not be thrown away, but one that is read in every household, on account of its well selected literature and other spicy original articles, and whioh is distributed free every week to 5000 families in the city and county, being nine times more than any other free itfvertiser in tho state, and which is appreciated by Users by sending in their holiday, uotices far in excess of our expecta tion. Thanking the many business for their kind partonage of the past week. We will state to the pub lic, that we will add with our next issue so as not to inter fere with our reading columns. many adver supplement A Human Electrio Battery.. Au extraordinary story is told by the Boudon (Canada) papers. A girl nineteen years of age, who has just recovered from a two years, illness, the nature of which the dootors werö un able to determine, as there did not seem to be any organio complaint, has developed wonderful eleotrioal powers aud seems to be a perfect battery. A person unless possessed of the very strongest nerves cannot seake hands with her, nor oan any baud in a pail of water with hers. By joining hands, she can send a sharp shook through flftean or twenty peo ple in a room, and she possesses all the attraction of a magnet. If she at tempts to piok up a knife, the blade will jump into her hand, and a paper of needles will bang suspended from one of her fingers., SJie. oannot drop auy small article of. steel she may pick up. On entering a room a per ceptible influence seizes.all others, and while some are afieoted with slee piness, others are ill and fidgety till they leave. A sleeping babe will awake at her approach, but with, a stroke of her hand she can ooax it to slumber again. Animals are also sub ject to her influence, and a pet dog of the household will be for hours at her feet as motionless as death. Articles which she iues become magnetized. 8-he is one of sevea ohildreu, none of the rest of whom show any abnormal qualities.. Boss Shepherd's residence in Washington, for. which, in pa.lpiy Grant days he paid $150,000,-, was recently sold for $50,000. place his A Card. The use of ice for the preservation of the dead has . been in, such general use in our city that it is looked upon as a necesity. I have given the . subject a great deal of oareful study, thafc I might devise some way in which to abolish its use, as it entails the noise and confusion of moving boxes, icoetc., in the house of mourning. It is fast goiug into disuse in our large cities, professional undertakers, agreeing that some other method is better, H^vipg had thorough instructions by a oelebraded undertaker in a distant city in the more modern manner of preservipg .the dead, I'm prepared to annodnoe that I will not use ice in the future, except when requested. The oojBt is not any greater than the use qjt ice, and the result muon more eor*» J.„A. Wilson, Undertaker, Eight and Shipley •fizept, Wilmington, Delaware tain. THEATRICAL. KATE THAYER. Miss Thayer to-day ranks among the first of onr singers, and hej troupe en braoes talent of acknowledged merit, On Friday evening next, lovers of fine vooalism can enjoy the most delight* ful evening of the theatrical season, upon whioh oooasion Misa Thayer and her accomplished troupe wilLgive them delightful eonoerts at our Opera House. Notwithstanding the popu larity and emminenoe of • the troupe, the popular prices will be adhered to. A crowded house should greet this ta lented troupe and thus show their ap preciation of genuine merit. MILLARD clur. One of the most pleasant of the Millard Concerts will be given on Sa turday evening next, on*which siou will appear the jastly celebrated "Remenyi," the world renowned vio linist. The Millard Club deserves praise and patronage for their earnest endeavors to give our oitiaens merito rious performances, QUS WILLIAMS. The emminent Dutch Comedian will appear at our Opera House on Tues day evening next, the 9th inet., in his great speoialily, "Our German Sqna tor," Wherever this piece has.been producod, it evoked the most, hearty applause, aud called forth .tile mo it flattering laudations. The play is re plete with the liveliest homor, and is in the hands of a troupe that fail to r nder it ii never a manner that de appro - The leading press of the country .speak of the play as the live liest of oomçdiee, and the playors who p roduce it, as the best. Admission 35 and 50 cents- 75 cents for reserved seats at Thomas & Co's Raok Store. serves and mçets with geueral bation. onvROH fair.. The West Presbyterian Churoh C*r., 8tn and Washington streets, will hold a Fair and Festival for the benefit of the Churoh, commencing on Wednes day and continuing several days. Tire object is a laudable one, and « should meet with a hearty patronage. SUN BEAMS. Thb clerk of the weather is a mi serable traitor. And Old Prebs i another. 1 The optton orop in Texas this year is five times larger thnu the largest orop ever raised before the war. Texas cleaned out tho oarpet baggers; runs her own govern mont; and is getting rich. The elections being f a large foroe of clerics in the Washington departments . They have htfd nothing to do for several months, except to make their, minds how to vote. to be dismissed. up Faimers Dining Rooms are the best in the oity, we know that from experi ence. His bar is stocked with the best Whies & Liqours. give hipx a call before goiDg elsewhere. Ojir old friend.Hauber, has njftde a great improvement in.his.sa]ioon hav ing entirely renovated the same by repainting and papering. It certainly is the best plaee in this portion of jbhe oity for the best unadulterated Wines Liqours, Cider, &c. Reading Beer on draught. A fellow oan stand .an awful lot of liberality on his own part, .but .when his solid girl shows a disposition-to be liberal in the distribution of her smiles and favors, he kicks like a flint-lock' musked that. h%s . bqflu, loaded for years.,. A bridal party recently hoarded the train at,Elizabeth, New Jeney. I heard laughter and weeping, aud I knew that laughter and weeping never went well together, except at wedding«. I the bridegroom, happy, laughing, fusay aa an old hen with her last lone ohlcken holding a blaok dog tenderly in hl» arm« and clutching his bride by the elbow, to help her on the car. The brakeman shouted : " Hold on ; take that dog to the bag gage car." Dismay, consternation, terror, came out and sat all over that man's face, bnt It brightened up again with a happy thought. He dropped Ills bride's arei, and folded both arms about the dog of his heart. " No you don't," he shouted ; <• no you don't. I've got a letter for that dog' from the superlntendentof the division. This dog goes with me." And he danced up and down, the plat form with excitement, while the brake man helped Ills bride on the train, and thent he young husband followed, cling ing to that precious dog. But when the party came back Into, the sleeper, then there young a scene, The porter looked at the dog uneasily, and said he " allowed it was kind of onregular, totin' dogs into de parlor« cars." Whatever misgivings he may have had on the subject were speedily: cleared by a passenger, a testy old gen-.. tlernan with a back as broad as a county atlas, and a breath so. short that he breathed three times in speaking a word of two syllables, an old gent with the baldest head that ever mocked hair oil, ahead with a fringe of upright,, bristly hair All round it. His bare feet spread out on the floor, his suspenders dangling down behind him, his fat face glowed with rage, and he roared out to the porter : " Out with that dog. No dogs sleep where I do. I ain't used to it, and I , won't have It. Trundle him out. "Hold on there," cried the confident husband, "that dog's all right. I've got « letters-." "Blast your letters," roared the old i The whole Uuited State* post office department can't crowd a dog in ( on us. Tell you, young man, it ain't right, it ain't decent, and, by gum, it ain't safe. Body of a man in the bag gage car now on this very train, that was bit by a lap-dog two weeks ago while he was asleep, and died just eleven days afterward. Country's full > of mad dogs." This was a lie about the dead man. but it woke everybody in the car, set - all the women to screaming, and armed public sentiment against the dog. " But I tell you the dog isn't mad," persisted the owner, " and heUl have to stay in here. I have letters from the superlntendentof the division——." : " Blast the superintendent !'• roared the asthmatic passenger triumphantly. .. "He's got nothing to do with the sleep ing car. Take the dog into a day co&oh . and shut him up in a wood box. Throw him overboard. I don't care what you do with him but he can't stay here." " But, my dear Bir," pleaded the » young man. "Don't want to hear nothing 1" * yelled the fat passenger. "I don't! travel with a menagerie. Nobody wants . lyour dog In here?" 1 " No. Nobody ! Nobody wants hlm I" • came in hearty, fearless chorus from the other berths, the chorus carefully and ... party. so as not to detraot from the power of - 'the solo who was gasping out the most terrific denunciations, of all dogs in general, and especially this one partlou- . "But my dog,", the young man would plead. "Devil take your dog, sir," the old passenger would gasp. « * What is your dog or any man's dog to my comfort P I say. I shan't sleep with him In this . oar. He can't stay here.'. Well, the upshot of it was, the dog had to emigrate into a day coach, ana it is a gospel fact that that man, just married, with the .prettiest .bride that has been seen in this country (since eight years ago) didn't know whether to sit in the day coach asid hold his dog al L n fc ht or 8t *y baok in the sleeper with his wife. He trotted in and out prom one car to tba other until nearly midnight, keeping everybody in..,a a Uqget- * FOR THE HOLIDAYS I —AT— 310 King st. The largest, cheapest and best atook of DOLLS, SELECT TOYS and of all kinds. Cf WAGONS, ROCKERS, otc. Also, CHINA SETS, LAMPS, &,). Remember the Number 310 King St. Mrs L. B. BRADWAY, N. E. COR. THIRD & KING STS. ' All Linds of HAND KNIT ZEPHYR GOODS u l-and and uiado Give tho fliortest notice a call before going elsewhere. M. & C- E. BUTlEB, Fashionable Millinery, JVo. 216 ./Cniff 6'L, WILMINGTON DEL. FINE FLOWERS A SPECIALTY. ^ Waiuao Nö. C EAST FOURTH ST., WILMINGTON, DkL, Zephyr Gauds, Nntsns, 4c, For thoHolidaysa large and flu# a.sort ment of Dolb. LaOijeaand Childrens Clothing, and Drew __ Making a Specialty. Mrs. EL F silk aimer, No. 3Î0 MARKET STREET, WILÏUNQTtoN, DEL. hand a haa and select lot of olithuj §QOtl$, Hosiery, Cors els, Cloves, Dry Goods, Notions and Haney Goods . AJ1 Goods sold at the Lowes Prices. it 309 Market Htreet. HEN.R.Y GREBE, DBALKK IN CARPETS, OILCLOTHS. MATTINGS, WINDOW SHADBK, Ac. GO TO 'S * No. 613 MARKET STREET, where yon will find a f. -Mil .stock of Ladioe aud Genta Gold it Silver Watches, Jew elry, Silver and Silver jt'/ated Ware, FOU HOLIDAY PRESENTS. EDWIN HIRST, Ppaetîeaî Watetaafeet^ (15 Yoard Experience.) No.'712 MARKER STREEi, WILMINGTON, DEL, Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, spoctacles, «ko, Special attention given to repairing. All kinda of Musical Instruments re paired. HOLIDAY GOODS' CALL AT THE Smut pjfovfttu -FOR YOUR Musicai Instruments. ACCORDIONS as low aa - 75 Cta. BANJOS VIOLIN AND BOW Alao a Large Assortment of JW8 AND BOYS CLOTHING. OONS, PISTOLB, WATCHES, JEWELRY'S, 4c., 4c. Wolters & Co-, NO. 114 MARKET 8TR..„ 7 Shot Revolvers, for. *1.001 . $1.08 60 Ota.