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Wilmington, Saturday, April 3,1868.
(£7» In oonmencing tho publication of
this, the first and only Daily Paper in Dela
ware, it may not be amiss to enter more into
detail than tho limits of a Prospectus will
admit of. In doing so, we will endeavor to
be very concise and explicit, lest
be misconstrued, our objects defeat et l, and a
cherished design frustrated through a mis
taken idea of the relative and proper posi
tion of publisher and patron. It is the more
necessary that this shoidd be done now,
the subject will then be dismissed from our
columns ; for there is Hothing
or less dignified, than a constant reference
to self—a continual lugging i
portant "We," as if the sheet was a mirror
intended to reflect the Editor and those inter
ested, and dazzle the eyes of every one who
anything else in it. An apology
I ■
ram ib|
of the im
tries to
for an editor, who was very persistent i
allusions to " Wo, Us & Co." on being reinon
tlie impropriety of thus ob
strated with
trading himself on the public, remarked,
that as he had few paying advertisements,
he might as well advertise himSclf! We
hope to be exempt from such gratuitous
WeLu not take refuge behind the flimsy
screen of neutrality, which is only another
word for nonentity-afraid to speak lost our P
jaws be locked or, « such mawkish and
insipid papers always do, give our version of
a transaction, and then throw the responsi
bility upon the partiz&n sheet it was copied
fmtru—but shall nursue a strictly independent
from bu P y * ,
course, in order that our patrons may know
whether they are lending their influence and
support to, and investing their funds in a
j . ... .. .. . ;11 tbpm a
sound institution, which will pay a
good interest, or whether they are warming
into life and vigor a journal that will, by its 1
advocacy of unsound doctrines and dissemi
r . . ... . 4 t
nation of a pernicious literature, poison th
fountain which has nourished it.
As thc Pulpit is the exponent of the roll
gious. .so should the Press represent the
6 : ,. .., , „„„
moral world; neither pandering to the p -
judices or flattering the follies of thc com
munity, but each acting as pioneers in every
movement which tends to the elevation of
.„.l .to, fl.K unn.tneni of their true
a people and the advancement of their true
interests. This being the case, every Mints
ter and Editor who does not form and ex
press a decid«! opinion upon evejy qu<«üon
which immediately affects the public, weal.
is recreant to his high trust, and unworthy
^ . Ü "' .CM
mis-stating a factlto suit our prc-conceivecl
notioas of propriety—but giving the case
first and then if necessary the comments A
This " Enterprise" has not been start«l
without a clear appreciation of the difllcul
ties to be surmounted, the arduous duties t
devolving upon its originators, and the heavy "
necuniârv resnonsibüitv to be incurred • hut
pecuniar) rcsponsi tnnty to oe meurreu , but
are determined to present to our citi- a
zens a readable and useful paper, particularly
devoted to their interests and welfare, we
rely upon the public for that cordial support
which will enable us to render more than an
equivalent for " value roeetved."
O" Many strangers will visit Wilming
ton this summer, to rusticate and kill time.
It may appear strange that persons tyiving
abundance of the " needful," and plenty of
time to spend it in, should select a city in
the summer time for that purpose ; but it is
the most rational thing that can he done, for
city combines all the advantages of town
and country, which are requisite to thc full
and free enjoyment of one's varied appetites,
without surfeiting any
to be the
of them, as is apt
in a residence on a sandy
beach where you can drink nothing but salt
water, and inliale nothing but gnats and
mosquitos, and for these exclusive privi
leges pay from two to five dollars per day ;
or else at " a lodge in some vast wilderness, "
where nought but " rumours of" fancied
bliss will ever reach you more. For the.
literati we have thc romantic and imagina
tive Brandywine, and the best society to be
found in the country. For the sportsman
dense forests, within a few miles of the oity,
where they may rival the feats of Nimrod in
daylight, and return to their hotel in the
evemng, without being under the necessity
of sleeping on a nest of vipers, with a boa
constrictor for a pillow, under the impression
that it was an old log ; and for the " man of
ease about town," we have the best hotels,
with the lowest pecuniary and the highest
dietetic fare, the best roads, pleasantest
drives, and most genial company to be found
this side of that celebrated stream which
is so hard to navigate. If this is not enough
to fill our hotels and public places of resort
with health, pleasure and comfort seekers,
then are riches "vanity," and tho sooner
they take wings and fly to the pockets of
those who will use and not abuse them, the
better for all concerned.
O" Individuals in the country and else
of ira
where, who become possessed of
portance and items of interest, which
not generally known, will confer a favor
upon us aud be remunerated for their trou
ble by sending it to the Daily Office. Never
mind the garb you send it in, unless you
ready writers ; give us the simple facts, and
we'll dress them up afterwards. Wo iutend
to publish a wide-awake paper, and must
have something of interest from
State every day. Persons who wish to act
as correspondents, agents, etc., will please
send their address to the Office.
(C7*Thc Daily will be delivered throughout
the entire city before 6 o'clock, A. M.
iCT^ÀLTHoroH the geographical position of
Delaware only entitles her to the appella
tion of a Middle State, she is emphatically
the Middle State, occupying, ntfshe does, the
neutral ground between the Free and Slave
territory, and like the Delaware Breakwater,
acting ns a check to the encroachments of
Southern ultraisin. on the one hand, and
impassable barrier to Northern fanaticism on
Here the wild waves of discord
rush against a rock that hurls them back
into the seething ocean of agitation and strife.
Hero sectionalism finds a grave ; and ir there
is but one truly and essentially National
j is Delaware.
tho other.
the Union, that
State i
In a recent tirade by a Richmond editor,
made that in the event of a
ritli the South,
the assertion w
separation Delaware would go
and in such heartless and heedless calcula
tions she has also been claimed by the North.
The truth is, if all the other .States proved
false to their plighted faith. Delaw
would remain, and constitute the Union,—
first to make, will
• alone
" For the State that w
be last to break the compact.''
period since the formation of our
Government has there been more necessity
for the manifestation of a strong national
feeling, a stern determination to maintain the
Constitution, by a literal construction, than
may have been
"créé ^iution and bitter parlizan
„'j™o7™ MtîeT
^ desisning demagogue and
P , itician wh „ ,. ara ,ot have iheir
^ ^ praU , about its dissolu
of "™ ( . n im„ proposed secession,
, . treua and i lwnD
theExecu iv gg 1 .
and the Hartford Conventionwts have bee
consigned to lasting and deserved infamy,
j proposed a re-construction, upon
and ^ V • , , did not conte m
a ^federative
a P^ ate a tota ^ dissolution, or withdraw l
a individual Statcs . But now, in a time of
prosperity, when nothing
its 1 . v , nnr nlir harmonv save
exists in our midst to J "
t the question >f slavery, which lias no rigni
th ^ foigt it8elf upou tbe attention of Congress,
it being ourelv local in its character, those
roll- f, F . f th nrac ticabilitv
the "k .nos ** " f
„„„ and desirability of such an event in certain
- contin cies nrc „.ganled ns true patriots,
com- oOOU DV responsible positions under the
every ' __*, v„, t h»t there is anv
of genera! *»»»£
true < 1 " n 8 l:r i r*" 1 or iPP" 11 '« 1 ,1™" s " rl ' >»> .'>"•'
true ^ speeches, hut it evinces a diseased and
Mints- rted scn timcnt when such re
ex- . unrebuked or excite little
„„ in T haUs of Congress and else
weal. whm PerhRps we have enjoyed its bless
cheap a „rice that we do not
.CM rightly appnciiac4. us we are said ,nl U to
7 ." , 'i tti
7 ." , 'i tti
tea ' ltiea ' or visionary Gozalonian republuTT
A better feeling prevailed when Jefferson
wrote to a friend in Europe, that the lead^
"f the j" 1 J**"' 110 " la " er h °7 lut |; cr
t ieir feuds > did not ami at a dissolution ; for
" tho "omentthesc leaders proposed a sepa
ration of ,he Statcs ' or tho establishment of °
a government, their popular adherents
wou,d 'l'" 1 them 10 " ma "' and J om the
Ea P" bli ™'' a ' a " dar <'. a " d '»e partisans of
diaIa8ü , ves an
"ute lf l lni™ has
roaehedüie much-talked of crisis ; but the
earnest patriot wiU not despair, though his
ears be stunned by the wrangling and vio
lenco of selfish politicians, who, rather than
submit to the clearly expressed will of the t
majority, would lay waste a whole fair terri
tory, and plunge our country in civil war.
If they cannot alter their convictions ~~ '
what is wise and expedient, they must at
least yield to what is proper and right, what
country must stand or fall by—consistent
at once with justice and the established
principles of our government. May the peo
ple stand by the right, and carry the ship of
state safely tlmough this stonny
flict, and bring out
harmed, free, liappy and perpetual.
of con
glorious Union
O' Yb8tkrday being Good Friday, the
Episcopal, Lutheran and Catholic Churches
of* Philadelphia were open for service, and
were all welt attended. Daily prayer meet
ings are held in many of thc churches, pub
lic halls and engine houses, throughout the
The Peoples' Prayer Meeting, recently
held in Jayne's Hall, is continued with un
abated interest in the spacious circular edi
fice in Sansom street, between Eighth and
Ninth. At the meeting yesterday, the whole
of the main floor was occupied by gentlemen,
and the ladies tillod the elevated
lar seats towards Chesnut street. It was
supposed that thc novelty drew many to
Jayne's Hall, but the vast numbers still
flocking to a less central place, shows the
feeling to be deep and abiding.
(Japtaiu Gage, of the brig Fauuy Whittier,
which arrived al N. York, yesterday, reports
that a French ship arrived at Pernambuco on
the 3d ult., having on Board Captain Sears
and crew (forty in all), of the ship Titun, of
Boston, whom they look from the boats, they
having been in them four days. The Titan
was frorti Callao, bound to Cork, with a full
cargo of guano, and sprung a leak on the 14th
of February, iu latitude 29 30 S., ami about
longitude 27 30 \V. The crew left her
the 16th.
The wheat crop in the different parts of
Tennessee looks unusually fine and proniis
it has
iug. The crop is as forward
been known in March, and it is growing
The Illinois and Michigan canal was open
o<l for boats not drawing over four feet three
inches water
lost Thursday.
(XT* Tub proceedings of Congress o 7/'
'Pfenrsd» were jMQTtnpoC In the Sonol ole
thcSnffproviding for the employment of flr papers
regiments of volunteers was amended so a There
reduce the £*»
to be employed on the frontiers or Icxni ^ a
and tho others in protecting emigrant aniaay
their way across tin
I mod
of forty-one to thirteen. i
In the House tho bill for the admission ol tors
Kansas under the Lccompton constitutioi he
was amended by substituting for it Mr. Crit mon
tendon's proposition. This was also amemli i lay
by striking out the portion that prohibit« 1
nny but citizens of tho United States fron .»nd
voting in the Territory upon the question o
acceptance or rejection of the conHtnuuon r
and in several other but unimportant res las
then passed by a voti >«>8
dred and twelve nays. All the members ol bio
the House were present, except Mr. Caru- i
them, of Missouri, who h«s
during tho entye session, on account of sick! ve
. Notwithstanding the result in u *Jgreat
House, the friends of Lccompton are stilljWere,
sanguine of ultimate success. They point t.]ffe™b
the fact of forty-two nmiority against hjjfcce
rejection as evidence of the disposition of Un^
majority to admit Kansas in some shapo un-psement
dwthe Lccompton constitution.
government trains
Plains—and in that shape passed by a vot
pods, and the bill w
of ono hundred and twenty yeas to one hull
VT Mr. Crittenden's substitute, whietf
and passed the House on Thursday proposes tj
iheir strike out all after the enacting clause and nv
sert eight «Otions, the gist of winch, being,
explanatory of the whole, is as follows -
" That the State of Kansas be and is here
by admitted into tho Union on an equal foot
bee ingwith thc original States in all respects is
whatever ; but, inasmuch as it is greatly dis- >
upon puted whether the constitution with which
m- Kansas is now admitted was fairly made, or
e ^ the wilI the people of Kansas.
l adm i 8glon 0 f her into the Union as a
of state is here declared to be upon this fonda
mental condition precedent, namely : that
save the said constitutional instrument shalMx4o
ft rst submitted to a vote of the people ofook
rigni K nn sas, aud assented to by them, or a nm-fctof
: or |ty of the voters, at an election to be heliUves,
those for the purpose ; and. as soon as such asscntl
1)0 and dul y *»*d e known to tht^le
Preside..! of the United. Sûtes, he si,a a,,-J
certain nounce name by proclamation, and thcre-las
patriots, a( , L . r am ] without nny further procecdingsldl
the on thc part of Congress, the admission of|t
anv said State of Kansas into the Union on
equal footing with tho original ^b* ,,. a
.'>"•' aspects whatever, shall he complete and sf
and solute. At tho said election the vote shal
re- be by ballot, nnd by indorsing on his ballot,'*fc
little aseachvoterniaypleasej ii for thc constitu
else- & Äüon "ST'at tho"^
bless- elect j 0 n by a majority of votes being cast
not against it, then, and in that event, the inha,
U to UtotoJ
Kansas, preparatory to it- «.l.,.iV»iWf
into the Union, according to tbe Fedendmabunüant
Constitution, and to that end may elect dok-l-State
gates to a Convention as hereinafter provided^
^ ^ . j ^ recently seen a conv a
f ' a ^
° f D circular proposing to establ sh a
Daily Paper m Wilmmgton, aud concluded
ülnt ,. ou would want something to help till
UD thy ,i rst numb „. bavill „ w, n( v pl , i 1N ,„
^ " J't v Z romreZir Wore
judgetTthaf tln^^hlml^ementa^tc^^ould
at flrst be " few and far »«tween," until it
n,ak<s iU «PP"™« 0 , "»■«»>. if worthy,
you may rely on it. being hberaUy sustained
As I have never had my name in print, except
once > the 1,s ' of adv " tl8ed 1<itk ' rs ' aild
t * ien was not or me > * >ut anotcr
the same nanw ' 1 th,nk il is 1 B ood °PP or -
luml y- The wa >' 1 deemed the letter was
not intended for
wrs that it -contained a
dun," had it been a "yellow" I should
an early riser,
have appropriated it. I
and will be delighted to read thc news before
breakfast, as after the mail arrives I am always
immersed in business, and cannot get time,
consequently I liavo taken
slow weekly for a long time, and find myself
fast merging into old fogyism, I
there is enough Young America in our midst
to give us a good local daily journal of our
own, and if it is not properly supported, it
will not be because our citizens do not
paper save a

grea'tly need such'a medium. But T Have
no doubt of its Huccess, if it is conducted
with due deference to its title. I will give
you a few rumors which
circulating in
> circles, which you may not have heard,
convenient season
and then wait until a
before troubling you again,
some madmen are about to show their folly
in a hazardous undertaking: another that
men will soon be taught wisdom by
experience ; but the most current opinion is
that if the paper is what the circular repre
sents it to be—wide awake and impartial—
it will never be allowed to " sleep the sleep
that know'
One is that
waking," for want of ndc
quate support.
Sincu writing the foregoing, I have thought
it better for a modest
like myself to
I sometimes per
de plume ,
petrato rhymes, some of which I send you,
and I would not like to wake up some
iug "and find myself great,
assume a
another poet
;e found himself, lest such mushroom cele
that de
brity might prove
lectablo esculent. Wishing you abundant
success, if you deserve it, I remain
Yours, respectfully,
K4 ■ [Ml.
Tne body of a young
the East river, at the foot of Buèk
New York, yesterday, with a heavy stone so
securely tied around tho waist and the dress
in such a condition
that he liad been robbed and murdered.
(bund in
to induce the belief
Hon. P. B. Hopper, thc Circuit Judge of
the Fourth Judicial district of ilaryluml,
died at his residence in Centrevillii
27th ult., after a protracted illuesst
7/' Wo copy the (ollnwing'oxccllont »rti
from the Nashville Whig, one of the host
papers published in the South :
There arc several papers in this State,
^ a moment tb(! vicwa of * s whjc])
happen to differ with them. Like the
Jtra-heeted lire caters of 1851, who talked
glibly of hanging those whom they
mod " submissionists," they set down
rybody who don't agree with them
tors !
he time was when the man who breathed
mon wouUhay.ten, „ objecto^ sus
lay of great men departed with it in
1 of statesmen in the councils of thé na
.»nd patriots to direct the lever of public
'™>"W- t^^fess of
r own ambitious designs, now have sway
las been said, and it is but too true,
>«>8 the day of small men." In times
, when a Jackson, a Clay, and a Webster
a by the Union and rolled back the tren
bio tide of nullification and dissolution,
i was evidence that the great heart of
ve „ crabll! Crittenden, the compeeéof
*Jgreat statesman of the past, who stands
stilljWere, a link connecting the. past witli
t.]ffe™b ^es a spetÆ in the U. S.
hjjfcce (the people), by thoir appki^e"
appreciation of lus subject and their
un-psement of his views, we find several
11, objected to the expression of love for
Inion, and threatened the peoplo with
sion from tho galleries, should they
i»ain to make a similar demonstration
rgrates so liashlv on disunion
ieve the people aro still right, but
they misrepresented at Wash
Äbjoct, however, in writing this arti
is to refer to the beginning of another
dis- > n movement m Mississippi. A paper
the State, which has learned to "dam e
or death of the Union," styles it "Missis
loving." If the position of a portion
a citizens of a county is to go abroad
expression oi the people of the Stale,
that me the attention of the public was
the matter. In 1854, the fire-eaters
ofook the experiment of taking Missis
nm-fctof tho Union, and setting ud
heliUves, but we should have thought the
asscntl in wHich they were repudiated by
tht^le would have remainod in their
a,,-J longer tliai, six years. Butit seems
thcre-las not. They have set another dis
to rolling, and we have no doubt
of|t stops they will liud that they have
anfeeded in crushing themselves. We
a lK ,,k the dismiionmts had thc and,
the dismiionmts had thc and,
Wing another disunion question on
ll m t they have done it, mid they
—-iauL . ucl . s .
)wn insolent
feforaul take
lo Ihe Jlyl. JPPI, d^WaPlMBBl
Fedendmabunüant evidence that the masses in this
dok-l-State " follow the flag and keep step to the
« of
« of
designs. Let them agitate our people with
a di suu ion excitement. Let them threaten
and re-threateu their fellow-citizens with the
gallows. They will find when the people
come to express their opinions by their votes,
that they have been as wofultf deceived ss
they were in 1851, when they were told that
P«, pl e of t'ljs State preferred a Federal
a da ^ a ™-^mtniau Province,
A Locomotive; for Common Roads. —An
engine for this purpose has just been com
pleted by Messrs. Adamson & Co., patentees
of the flange seam for steam boilers, at their
irou works, Newton Noor, Hyde, near Man
chester. The locomotive is constructed for
v gentleman at Tunbridge, Kent, and was
tried on Wednesday afternoon, the 17th, for
time upon thc paved road (very uneven)
thc works. It is, however, intended
for use upon a macadamised road, for whicli
it is better adapted. The boiler is an ordi
multitubular one, twe feet six inches in
» ime
diameter, and five feet six inches long, and is
made to carry a working pressure of one
hundred and fifty pounds to the square inch.
There is compactly fitted underneath it a
tank which will contain seventy gallons of
The engine weighs 2 tons 16 cwt., and is
equal to a journey of seven or eight miles
per hour, and may be driven at a much high
speed. The total length. 9 feet 10 inches,
this additional space affording accommoda
for the stoker and controller; the width
is 3 feet 4 inches. It is drrven by a pair of
wheels 3 feet 0 inches diameter, and there is
one wheel under the front end. which is un
der thc direction of the controller, who guides
by turning a handle similar to a railway
brake. There is a small cylinder on each

side having 18 inches
the wheels have a good beadth, so as to have
a good bearing should the rodd be soft. Tflc
trial showed that there was ample power for
travelling, and sufficient means for guidance,
but this part of the operation will necessarily
require practice and care on thc part of the
The ri
Lighting Railroad Cars with Gas. —A
locomotive and si
go out nightly from
this city to New York, lighted by gas,
the ditterenco between the gos-lightea
candle-lighted gives to the former
illumin&ted train shooting off
gala occasion. The
through Jersey
gas is forced by a pump at the depot tnrough
small iron pipes into a strong wrought iron
and brazed cylinder, which iB fixed beneath
and thence conveyed tlirough a pa
tent regulator to the interior. The sup
ply in the cylinder is enough to feed two bur
ners for fifteen hours, while the time of mak
ing the trip to New York is four hours. By
the action of the regulator, the force
burners is so equalized that the flame does
not vary from the moment of lighting until
all the gas is consumed. The company is
arranging in its new depot, a gas generator
by which to manufacture its
cost of the gus consumed oi:
ten cents ; of sperm candles
have heretofore used, the oost
cents. Tho time
gas. The
a .single trip is
is, which they
pied in filling the six
is less than two minutes .—Philadelphia
As most of the recruits now at Newport,
Ky., are to serve in the expedition against
the Mormons, ami liavo been ordered to ron
dezvoiis at Leavenworth on uio 30th of April,
exertions are spared to fit them for active
Beside tne dress parade, four drills
are held each day, the
m lb"
L at si
The staS on wbich the 1 inily now lies was
originally inlcmfcd for a grave stone, but Uio
parlies who ordered it from Smith &. Callalian's
eifc*aivc Murblc Yard, failing to eall for it at
the appointed lime, il haa paused into
Should our citTzetuTcvei
to die, which
restore it
suffer the Enterprite
regard as impossible,
its original purpose, and plant it in
nur Cemetery, with un inscription upon it, stating
the cause of its untimely end, in order tlmt Wil
minglon may always have a monument in her
midst, to remind her of her
local pride.
of a proper
School Election .—The Election for
hers of the Bourd ot Public Education, takes
place in this city to-day. In tho First Ward a
member is to be chosen fcr the whole term of
three year», in place of J. Morton Podfc, whose
term has expired.
Second Ward.—In place of Joshua 8. Valen
line, for the whole term of three y
member for two years.
». Also, «
member for two years.
Third Ward.—In place of If. II. J. Naff, for
three years. Also,
of two years.
Fourth Ward.—In
the whole term.
for die unexpired term
ot Louis H
H/lli Ward.—In place of Bi«liop Loe, forthreo
in place of J. W. Thoini»oii, for
years, and
two years.
Thc election iu thc several Wards will
flfra fit
2 o'clock and close at 7 o'clock in thc afternoon.
The following i
extract from th« School
" The assessor of the Ward shall be in
•pector of tho election ; but if there bo
tho place of
no assessor present
the time for owning it, tlie School
voters present, shall by plurality without ballot
1 he Ed'. George M. Condroji, Pastor
elect of tho Second Baptist Church, will
menoe Ins pastoral labors to-morrow,
invited to attend.
The Third T,
The pub
of tho present Collegiate
year of Delaware College and Newark Aea.lcmy
will commence on tho 14th inat.
Coroner Fenner , of Philadelphia, held an
inquest on Monday last upon the body ol - a sailor
found in the Delaworc
The deceased
Market street wharf.
i (identified
of " English George," who haa been miss
ing from a Wilmington Pucket si
Verdict, " found drowned."
by the
im roll.
The Philadelphia Conference ofthe M. E.
Church, finished il. lai»,» at Erudon, Pa, on
Monday cvonin e hud. The appointment, for'the
Wilmington District
Wilmington UiMricl—Win. Urio, P. E. A.
bury, O. O, om ; ». p»,,!.. c . r ^ v ; ll„ ion , j.
Rullil Scott Church, E. I. D. Popper; Brnruly.
wine, to lie supplied ; Mt. S«lem Mi», G. I). Car.
row; Newport, J. Ilsod; Now Ossilo, Mio» J n
Neill; Delaware City, F. Price; ». GeorgL
•»■ 1{ - Slid tfries Middletown
follows :—
- Slid tfries ; Middletown 1
10lkton. 11. F. Hum j^ltVtncil'TG 1 . W. Ï.yf 7 ff 7 »a
North East, S. Cooper and Hynson ; Port DepdCit
H. R. Calloway ; Zion, E. V. Har.ey ; Oxford, j!
B. Benniaon ; Fulton, E. Sumption ; Straslmrg,
W. Rink ; Cochranvilic, J. Cummins ; Coutos»ilIc,
Psxsou I Brundywinc Circuit, J. Edwards ; Cites!
ter Circuit, A Johns; Village Green, I. T.
Cooper und W. Itidgway ; Crozerxillo, John Dare ;
Mt Issbanon, J. R. Morrill; Kennet! Square
Mission, 8. Dy
Agent" Wesleyun Female College; S. Patterson
Prof, i
; T. J. Thompson, " Financial
Wilmington Female College; Alfred
Scot!, Prof, in Wilmington Female College.
Eastern District.— T. C. Murphy, P. E. Sinyr
na, Wm. H. Bristanc; Smyrna Circuit, C. W;
Thomas ; Dover, W. C. Robiuson ; Cumden, R.
W. Toodand Bryan; Frederica, J. 8. Willis;
Vernon and Willianisvillc Mission, J. Walton;
Milford, G. Hcacock and C. Shock ; Denton, W.
M. Warner; Greensboro, W. E. England and
Hummond ; Talbot, T. J. Quigly and McClintock;
Easton, C. Hill, 8. B. Hugh ; Cenlrcville, T. W
Simpers and 8. If. Thompson ; Kent Island, W.
E. Smith ; Sudlersville, Palmeter and Quinn i
Kent, J. Aspril, Gardner ; Millington, J. Allen,
G. F. Cooper; Willow Grove, J. N. Magee, T. S
Williiu. Wye Mission, P. W. MoClary.
The Presbytery of Wilmingt
its next Stated Meeting
the Central Church. Tho opening sermon will
be delivered by the Rev. D. II. Emmons, Modern
o'clock, r. m.
Burned to Death .—The clothing of a little
colored girl by tho name, of Walter, residing in
Tatnal street ubove 8lh, took fire
afternoon lost, from the effects of which she died
in about two iraurs. Her mother had been ab
sent for a short time, and
her daughter in flames. It is not knowh how
the Are originated which causçd her death.
Sad Accident .—On Monday morning last
Joseph Pyle, a gentleman who resided in Kennet!
thrown from hia sulkcy. It appears that he had
been to a little village called tlie Lion and was
returning when his horse took fright and
away. Mr. P.
that ho expired shortly after.
The Dwelling of Edward Tatnall, in
Brandywine village, Was entered by
on last Wednesday, who went up stairs nnd pur
loined from bureau drawer a splendid gold
watch and chain, belonging to Mrs. 7Sitn«l, two
medallions and æveral finger rings.
A negro was beaten so badly a day or two
Newark, that he died on Wednesday
several porsons charged with the offence,
lodged in jail.
will hold
Tuesduy April 6, in
, at half past
her return found
to a very sudden death by being
thrown out and so injured
Im/uest .—Coroner Rickards held an inquest
Wednesday, over the body of a colored
fouud floating in Uio Brandywine,
the Kuilruud bridge. lie
have been a sailor, and was lost from
Tho jury rendered a verdict of accidental drown,
ing. Thc Coroner also held un inquest on Wed
ne*day morning, over the body of Mary McPike,
who died suddenly ut her residence in Second
B irect, near Walnut. Thc jury relumed u vor
fcl4lllbtMntl , her ,| C!llll fr ,
. .
* n< ' " lc want l* ro l' cr c
■all aboi«
s. She i" thc mother
of eight children, "cvcrul of who
Student Killed. —A shocking affray and
homicide occurred at the commencement of Dela
wareiCollege, on Tuexday | aa t. It appearB tllat a
number of the students became involved in a
•gbt, end in the courre of the (Veces, e member
ofthe gredueting de», nemed Roclm, from Bom.
erect county. Merylend, wee aUbbed end inetent
ly killed. Some si
of tiie participants
in the light were urrestod, charged with tho homi
cide. We understand that the fight grew out of
H burlesque exhibition got up in imitation of the
addresses of the seniors and juniors by the sopho
more class, as is customary at many of our col
leges. Mr. Roclio was stabbed in the neck. The
"ffitir throw a general gloom over tho collego and
the village, and the
commencement exercises
l-umil off in . very dull M r. Reel« i.
said to have been
abilities. He was
■ young gentleman of fine
of the speakers of tho gru
dunting cl»», ,nd Uio »ubjod of hi» oddro»» ».»»'
programme i
(•lory," Understanding that tins
•«noted in a room of tho College, on „.
modo to obtain po»c»sioii of thorn—
44 Departed
several entered the
, seized hold of thorn
und threw a number into thé stove ;
opposition, named Hazel, who
guard, gave the alarm, which
the members friendly
semble when
of the
placed on
caused nearly all
programme« to a*,
a general mejeo ensued. The
filled with «moke, caused by the Imrn
in ff programmes which Roache had fired, und
dozen or more students engngod i
struggle for thorn, which terminated i
tho death
of Roache. Ho walked about u hundred yards
and rat down, saying some fool had stabbed him,
but that ho did not know who it
profusely nnd died in about
iug the blow.
; he Ned
hour after reeeiv
iug the blow.
It .
yet altogether uncertain as to which of
tho assailants struck the blow, although vague
. »"• attributed it to Samuel M. Harrington, Jr.,
of the present Chancellor, and late Chief
Justice of the 8tnle, a gcntloman remarkable for
the calmness of hia temper and the liest qualities
ofthe heart. Ho and his fumily have the sincere
sympaftiy of every citizen ofthe Stale,
also said that
of thc accused,
J. II. Weaver, of Baltimore, Md.
say ho had given the stab, which remark,
learn, lie aubsequenlly contradicted. Tho fuel of
tho knilo having been seen in his hand, and hia
having confessed tlmt it
in his trunk, add
greatly to his first declaration of having given the
"tab. Tho young men all bore good characters,
and the whole affair is the result of tho unjustifi
able practice of carrying weapons.
able practice of carrying weapons.
We learn tlmt Weaver's father atuted tlmt thc
knife had been given to his
An inquest
VVhann, Eaq., in tin, |,„|| ol - tin, Cull.
, j.
J n
1 «

u Christuiua
the body by Jolm
-ige. Thorn
twenly.livo or thirty witneaaos ex.
uniincd, whoso testimony threw but little light
u l'on this «ad afluir except U.c following:—
A. W. Moore, S. T. Truman and William 1*.
Jones testified to seeing the knife i
Isaac II.
progr*mn*^ but they did not
the blow
Dr. William Cooper, of New Castle, testified
to hi. having heard the dying declaration of], E.
Roach that " Harrington »tabbed him." lie
extremely wcuk at this time,
opinion that ho was delirious.
R. G. Iludders testified to having heard Weu
say that ho thought he had inflicted the
and some
described, blood being discovered inside
sheath. Mr. Evana has the knife i
his (losses.
The jury rendered their verdict " Hint J. Ed.
to his death by a bowie knife
in tlie hands of one ofthe three following.
: J. II. Weaver, Samuel M. Harring
ton, Jr., and T. B. Giles. Aftor tho rendition of
tlie verdict they wer
answer at the
ward Roach
I" rauna.
New Castle
session of thc Court.
The remains of the deceased
tlie Newark dejiot, followed by tbe students, n
a large concourso of ollizcns. They
•re placed
to bo conveyed to the residence of liis
Monday bus been appointed by Judge Gilpin,
as a day for hearing, to determine tho amount of
Sylvester Rianhurd, the popular and enter
-proprietor ofthe Lafayette Hotel, cor.
of 9th and Shipley «ta., has removed to the
Water, between Murkct and
National Hotel,
King sis. which ho has improved and refilled,and
tho European Plan.
M 'll' ' I
List of Grand Jurors drawn for the
Peter Dowman; Wilmington Hd.,John Fer
ris, Thomas Young, Azariah E. Stimson; Chris
tiana Hd., T. Lynam, Jr., Nehciniah Delaplaine,
J. R. Lynam; Mill Crook Hd., Suniucl Allen,
John G. Jackson ; White Clay Creek Hd., Win.
McClelland, Abraham P. Shunnon ; New Castle
Hd., Giles Lamhson, John D. Turner ; Pencadcr
Hd., Benjamin T. Biggs, Curtis B. Ellison ; Red
Lion Hd„ Anthony M. Higgins, John C.Ciuïkf
St. Georges Hd., Major John Jones, Cyrus Tat
man, Leon line N. MoWhorter; Appoquiniiuink
Hd, Robert Dorrickson, Henry Davis.
Hd., William Lcn, Eli Wil
named Joseph Robinson, residing
in Sixth street between Pine and Spruce, attempt
ed suioide by cutting his throat with a__ ....
Saturday night Iasi. Dr. White dressed the
wound, and the patient if
doing well.
The little negro who killed his sister hy
chopping her head off with
lodged in the jail at Georgetown. Thia youthful
murderer is not quite eight years of age, while
his sister whom he murdered in such
, has been
manner, wan hut five tear* ill
live specimen of humanity, or rattier inhumanity,
who has the sin of murder upon his head, hus
been quite an object of curiosity sinco his lodg.
in hia present quartern.
The next Annual Me thug of the Kent and
8usaex Counties Teachers Association will be
held i
next week.
An addition of 100 feet is being added to
tlie wharf of tho Messrs. Pennocks, at the south
end oi tho Wilmington Bridge. It is aim their
inlentiou to cut another dock 40 feet wide und 70
feet deep.
Tuesday and Wednesday of

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