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r AND THE DELAWARE STATE JOURNAL. WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1877. VOLUME XI. NUM BER 562. only "I I A-DOWN THE FIELD TOGETHER. n his solemn notes The blackbird i>'| Throu/h <• The air is fn urtht brev As hand lu I la the hazy autumn weather, A lass ami tu Stroll down the Held together. run; hollow ; d try myriad wings iu«; swallow ; ti light hour, i wn baiveater took that ness, quite of the S AH dey lie baa bound the yellow ah With a patient hand ana willing, ■ new home Is stored For thewenlto ofbla In the srsnnry he la ailing ; nil tin- gain or reward be aaka. Ia to know that through the heatner j and UmIo Shall roam the held together. A of A h*ppy hearts and young, re «aa leaves are fallingt They hear but the cheery volee of love T > bia sweetheart gently nailing: Aud cloae aa he bound the yellow a heaven Iu thi> gleaming autumn weather, Sly Oupl.l binds their tender hearts With lovu'a goldeu bands together. What la It Th-t the how The Hold of stubble will soon grow brown, The frosts will chill the meadows, Asd highlaud, lowland, sai W IL rade In the de.'p'JV»* »hoJewai , But. bng'it as the sun on a thousand hills, Will seem the autumn weather. When, h md In hand, to the dear old kirk, Ti.ey weud their way together. tid on shall the years roll, Aud dim shall grow love'a story. Till head ol brown and head of gold mil lose youth's crown of glory ; lie «-down the Oeld or golden ski In the sombre autumn weather, and wrinkled dame little I And have Kh prisa many tang I en oould duty why Ws of trail file, my W saves, A tottering Shall slowljr walk together. when wheu Ah I who will remember the hstveat hour «youthful maul and her lover, When tile ■ grav sheaves are bound at laat, Ahd life's hi lef r Of ? When the H 'Ida ehall be o'errun with weeds And « oue «hell roam the heather. While, aide by a de. In the old ktrk-yard. The twain »hall rest to'ether r -By Lsuiu S. IJfhsn. FATALISM. 1 know not wharè tnou dost sold If Hi Iso skies above thee bend ; us twain divide— wide—so wide— comprehend. What leagues on least The world, dear heart, '1 hese w orda I majr Rut this full well I know : nor spaso Nor length »f year«, nor any ohaaee, (Jan rob me of toy dear embrase ; behold thee, fa*« to face, read thine every glanoe. At yet, I know thee but In dreamt— A vague, mysterious pretense tweet ; Unreal, and yet so real, n y »oui doth aatoh delicious gleams Uf life and love, full—all complete. Jlaybe I muet wait thee long : late thou'lt I g« my way—I sing my song— And, though I mingle with the throng, dim, sweet face Is all I I • And learn pines of ing him hope push had hate that of ;\i to ms; Rut «ooo So here I watt, but not In vain Shall be my patient loyalty ; .>mo »enrolling beat or blighting rain, falling pulse or reeling brain— That whloh la written, it shall ba. Uo Co —kost Staniitk. THE FALSE ORACLE. Rhe picked a Utile daisy flower, ,'ith fringe of sno * and heart of gold ; i.ut and warm within. a have her fortune told. All |>t And stuod low she mutins «aid, ucUcd the border leaf by leaf; all— "He lo And "A little—too much— With trueet heart-beyond belief.'' "A Tittle-too much—not at all"— read like ment :i;ig tho cliniiges o'er sud o'er ; Th.- tiny leaflets fluttered down, A ml mewed the meadow's grassy floor. "A little—too much— With ti Ah. fnolieh task, Love's value oi at all heart''— Ü magie brlsf ; o measure s daisy leaf! and I« left rulleil r 1" 1 heard her say, o«v. you silly flowsr, ill his dying day." —Mary dings is Vers. into for Not of nis of me a he and to my u Uo 11 I AN AVIUM S SONG. 11 """' «vertag flight gently lall* WM'* d«*U Ul whip I The grain I (In e ery The light ti An ' silvered ou the rllL >artrldge drums; ine ptover's call tea the rpurtuiau'a enr, ist above the water-fall N 1 ill . *he uuts hill, •oftened on bin Th > •lj bte wisr. Tlie reddened leave« witn withered wing« Swtxv l-ghtiy tu the «od. Au-I Au:umu walk« the lauu and sing«, With ruatilngaantlal« «ho<1. —Scr »***»•'« Monthly. RIPE COKE. hruugn the husk, l'be golden ear i>erp Th ■ Ivied taasel« dryly ruatie. Ro, nn. boy«, ho! From morn tllldualr. We'll at it tlirn with about and buatl«! So, hn, hoy«, ho ! Now for th* tu««U! The lively work, we'll weather it! The ripened corn, we II gather It!— Ho, buy«, ho! We'll gathi it I —Osteksr Scribner. C. L. Olktklano. my MR. KEARNEY. IIRET HAUTE'S LATEST. From the N«w York San. "Stranger 1" The voico penetrating. I looked vainly up and down tho narrow darkening trail. No fringe of alder ahead; no gullied slop«- behind. *• 0! stranger!" This timo a little impatiently. The vocative, "O" always meant not loud, but olear and the the Criifon.i l looked up, and perceived for the first the ledge, thirty feet above another trail parallel with my own, und looking down upon me through the buckeye bushes a small man on a black home. Five things to bo noted by the ciroum spect mountaineer. Finit, the locality— lonely aud inaccessible and away from the regular faring of teamsters and miners. Secondly, the stranger's superior knowl road from the fact that the unknown to the ordinary well armed edge of tli other trail traveler. Thirdly, that he aud equipped. Fourthly, that he was better mounted. Fifthly, that any distrust or timidity arising from the contemplation of these facts had better be kept to oneself. All this passed rapidly through my mind as 1 returned his salutation. "Got any tobacco?" he aBked. I hud, nud signified the foot, holding up the pouch inquiringly. "All right, TU and i'll jiuo ye on the slide." "The rtiido?" Here was a new geo graphical discovery as old as the second trail. I hail ridden over the trail a dozen times, and seen uo communication between the ledge and trail. Nevertheless, I went a huudred yards or so, when there was sharp crackling in the underbrush, a sho «or of stones on the trail, and my friend plunged through the bushes to my side down a grade that I should scarcely have dared to lead my horse. There was accomplished rider— down. Ride doubt he was noth er fact to be noted. As he ranged beside ken as to his size; he was quite I found I iu dium hight, and, but for a pair of cold gray eyes, was rather in feature. got a good hors* there," I .1er t "You'vt gjtstud. filling his pipe from my pooch, but looked up a little surprised, and said, "Of course." He then puffed away with tho nervous eagerness of a man long deprived of the sedative. Finally, puffs, be asked me the whence I came. of I replied from "Lagrange." He looked at me a few moments curiously, but on my adding that I had only halted there for a few hours, he said. "I thought I knew every man between iAgrange and Spring, but somehow I sorter disremeinher your face and name." particularly < ber either, I D.'s with caring that he should replied, half laugh Not remem ingly, that as I lived Indian Spring, it was quite natural. lie took the rebuff—if such it was—so quietly, that as an aet of mere perfunctory polite ness, I asked him where he came from." " Lagrange." " And are going "Well! that depends pretty much en things pan out, and whether I can » the riffle." He let his hands rest quite unconsciously on the leathern holster of his dragoon revolver, yet with a strong suggestion to me of his ability "to make the riffle" if he wanted to, and added : taking a thing - offensive in his S peech save ite familiarity and the re action, perhaps, that whether I objected not he was quite able to do as he said. posta r was pro e other side of say a to my to how so ' you let's "But just now I was reok'ni little pastor with you." There was I only replied that if longed beyond Heavytree Hill I should have to borrow his basst. To my it "That's so," disposal it and half of it has carried double prisa hs replied quietly, addins that urn horse was many a time before this," he eontinued, "andkin do it again; when your mus tang gives out I'll give a lift, and spare." I oould not help smiling at the idea of appearing before the boys at Red Gulch en croupe with the stranger; but neither oould I help being oddly affected by the suggestion that his horse had done double duty before. "On what occasion, and why ?" was a question I kept to myseif. Ws ware ascending the long, rocky flank of the Divide; the narrowness of the trail obliged us to proceed slowly and in file, so that there was little ohanoe for venation, had he been disposed to satisfy my curiosity. Wo toiled on in silence, the buckeye giving way to chimisal, the westering sun, reflected again from the blank walls beside eyes with its glare. The olive gulfs which a hawk here and thero rising to our level, cast a that ain't that when he wheu be was. to the not for ho that of and be blinding pines in the canon below of heat, drifted lazil weird and gigantio shadow of slowly ing wings on the mountain side. The superiority of the stranger's horse led him often far in advance, and made hope that he might forget me entirely, push on, grown weary of waiting. But regularly he would halt by a boulder, reappear from some chimisal, whero he had patiently halted. I was beginning to hate him mildly, when at one of those reappearances he drew up to my side, aud asked me how I lifted Dickens. Hod he asked my opinion of Huxley Darwin, I oould not have keen astonished. Thinking it that he referred to of Lagrange, I said, hesitatingly : possible local culckrity for "You mean-?" " Charles Dickens. Of oourse read him? Which of bis books like best?" I replied with considerable embarrass ment that I liked them all—as I certainly r; VU tho He grasped my band for a moment with fervor quite unlike his usual phlegm, and said : " That's me, old m&u. Dickens him and that slouch. You pretty muoh all the time." With this rough preface, ho lauuched into a criticism of the novelist, which for intelligent sympathy and hearty appreciation I had rarely heard equaled. Not only did he dwell upon the exuberance of his humor, but upon the power of his pathos and the all-pervading element of nis poetry. I looked at the man in aston ishment. I had considered myself a rather diligent student of the great master of fiction, but the stranger's felicity of quo tation and illustration staggered me. It is true that his thought was not always clothed in the best language, and often appeared in the slouching, slangy undress of the plaoe and period, yet it never rustic nor homespun,and sometimes struck me with its precision aud fitness. Con siderably softened toward him. I tried him with other literature. But vainly. Beyond a few of the lyrical and emotional poets he knew nothing. Under the influence and enthusiasm of his himself had softened considerably; offered to change horses with me, readjusted my saddle with professional skill, transferred my pack to his own horse, insisted upon sharing the contents of his whisky flask, and, noticing that I was unarmed, pressed upon me a silver-mounted derrin ger, which he assured me he oould "warrant." These various offloes of good will and the diversion of his talk beguiled from noticing the fact that the trail was beginning to become obscure and réoognuable. We were evidently pursu ing a route unknown before to mo. I pointed out the fuel to my companion a little impatiently. He instantly resumed his old manner and dialect. "Well, I roekon another, and what hev ye got to say about it?" in't sho as ing his tic not a in I pointed out, with some diguity, that I preferred the old trail. "Mebbee you did. But you're jiss now takin' a pasear with me. This yer trail will bring you right into Indian Spring, and onnotued, and no questions asked, Don't you mind now, I'll see you through." i It was necessary here to mako some ! stand against my strauge companion. I i said firmly, yet as politely as I could, that | I had proposed stopping over night with n 1 friend. i tho locality \ speech, he my good trail's be up was a my my was "Whar!" I hesitated. The friend Eastern man, well known i for his fastidiousness and his habits recluse eccentric 1 o j . A misanthrope of ample family I and ample means, he had chosen a secluded but pioturosque valley in tho j Sierras, where he oould rail against thu j world without opposition. "Lone Volley," __ "Boston Ranch," as it was more famil iarly called, was the one spot that tho aver- ! age miner both respected and feared._ Mr. j By lvester,its proprietor, had never affiliated with "the boys," nor had he ever lost , their respect by any aetivo opposition to their ideas. If seolusion had been his object he oert&inly was gratified. Never theless, in the darkening shadows of the - night, and on a lonely and unknown trail, | I hesitated a little at repeating his name i to a stranger of whom I knew so little. 1 But my mysterious companion took the matter out of my hands. "Look yar," he said suddenly, "thar ain't but one place twixt yer aud Indian Spring whar ye can stop, and that's , Sylvester's." I assented a little sullenly. ! "Well," said the Btranger quietly, and with a alight suggestion of conferring a me. "Ef you're pointed for Sylvester's—why—I don't mind stopping tnar with ye. It's a little off the road— time—but taking it by and a I favor I'll lose large I don't much mind.' I stated as rapidly and strongly as I , oould, that my acquaintance with Mr. | Sylvester did not justify the introduction ] ol a stranger to his hoepitality—that he • unlike most of the people here—in ' i that he was a queer man, Ac. 1 said, with long me To my surprise iny companion answered quietly : "O, that's all right. I've heard of him. Ef you don't feel liko cheeking through, or if you'd rather put G. O. my back, why it's all the same to play it'll alone. Only you just in. Say 'Sylvester' all the time. 's quiet 1 D.'s . I'll count That's What could I opposo to this assurance ? I felt myself g with anger aud nervous with embarrass What would the oorrect Sylvester ? What would the girls—I was then, and had red Every ment say to a young to their domestio oircle by my reserve— known by a less complimentary adjectiv* among the "boys"—what would they say my new acquaintance? Yet I certainly uld not objeot to his assuming all risk his own personal reoognizauces, nor could I resist a certain feeling of shame at my embarrassment. au entree to so tion. class, with beginning to descend. In tho already twinkled the lights iu the solitary rancho of Lone Valley. I turned to my companion. ' 'But you have forgotten that I don't ev know your name. What you ?" "Thet's so,'' he said, musingly. "Now, let's see. 'Kearney' would be a good We distance below horn its I to call he name. It's short and easy like. Thar's a itreet in 'Frisoo the aa it is." "Bu title. Kearney of the each the who had her. and «ko., " I began, impatiently. "Now you leave that all to interrupted, with a superb self-confidence that I could not but admire. "The name ain't responsible. Ef I was to lay for a man that I reckoned after I fetched him I found out inquest that his name was Smith—that wouldn't make ," he account. It's the that' named Jones, and the matter, as long as I got the Tho illustration, forcible not strike it , did offering a prepossessing introduction, but we were already at the rancho. Tho barking of dogs brought Sylvester to tho door of the pretty little cottage which his taste had adorned. I briefly introduced Mr. Kearney. "Kearney will do—Kearney's good enough for me," commented the soi distant Kearney half aloud, to my own horror and Sylvester's evident mystification, and then ho blandly excused himself for a moment that ho might of his of earshot I drew the puzzled B)lvester aside. "I have picked up—I menu I have been picked up on the road by a gentle maniac, whoso name is not Kearney. Ho is well armed and quotes Dickens. With care, ncquiesence in his views on all subjects, and general submission to his commands, be may be placated. Doubtless the spec tacle of your helpless family, the contem plation of your daughter's beauty aud innocence may touch his fine sense of humor and puthos. Meanwhile, heaven help you and forgive me." personally supervise beast. When he was the out p stairs to tho Uttlo den that my hospitable host had kept always reserved in my wanderings. I lingered ablutions, hearing tho y drawl of Sylvester I for timo languid gentle below mingled with the equally cool, easy slang of luy mysterious acquaintance. When 1 came down to the sitting-room I surprised, however, to find the self stylod Kearney quietly seated on tho sofa, gentlo May Sylvester, the "Lily of Lono Valley," bitting with maidenly side of him, tho other that arrant flirt, her practising the pitloss excitement l ton, lead 42 E. in tho by VU tho and unaffected interest qousin Kate, archery of her eyes, with that seemed almost real. "Who is your deliciously cool friend ?" sho mauaged to whisper to me at supper as I sat utterly dazed and bewildered between tho enrapt May Bylvester, who seemed to haug upon his words, and this giddy girl of the period, who was empty ing the battery of her charms in aetivo rivalry upon him. "Of course his namo isn't Kearney. But how romnn tic ! And isu't he perfectly lovely ? And who iu he ?" I replied with severe irony that I was not aware what foreign potentate was then traveling inoognito iu* tho Sierras of Cali fornia, but that when his Royal Highness pleased to inform me, I should be glad to introduce him properly. "Until then," I added, "I fear the acquaintance must be Morganatic." "You're only jealous of him," she said pertly. "Look at May—she is completely fascinated. And her father, too." And actually the languid, world-sick, cynical Sylvester was regarding him with a boyish interest and enthusiasm almost incompatible with his nuture. Yet I sub mit honestly to the clear-headed reason of nothing in the man than I have already delivered to the reader. In the middle of adventure, of which he, to the already prejudiced mind of his fair auditors, was evidently tho hero, he stopped suddenly. "It's only some pack tram passing the bridge on the lower trail," explained Syl vester. "Go on." "It may be my horse is a trifle oneasy in the stable," said the alleged Kearney ; "he ain't used to boards and covering." H^yen only knows what wild and deli ' revelation lay in tho statement of this fact, but tho girls looked at eaoh other with cheeks pink with excitement as Kearney arose, and with quiet absence of ceremony, quitted the table, "Ain't he iust lovely 1" said Kate, gasp ing for breath, "nnd so witty." "Witty !" said the jj« ntle May, with just i thc slightest trace of defiance iu her sweet ! voico. "Witty, my d ur, why don't you i seo that his heart is just breaking with | pathos? Witty,indeed; why,when he was 1 speaking of that poor Mexican woman that i was hung, I saw tho tears gather iu his eye. Witty, indeed !" "Tears," laughed the cynical Sylvester, \ "tears, idle tears. Why, you silly of the world—a , quiet, observant, unassum my own sex, that I could exciting story of 1 it is a j children,the I philosopher, ing." j 4t Uuassuming !" Was Sylvester intoxi j cated, or had tho mysterious stranger mixed the "insane verb" with the family poltago ? Ho returned beforo I could ! answer this selLaskod inquiry, and re j mmed coolly his broken uan utivo. Find iugmyself forgotten i , i 0l) g hesitated to introduce to tuy friends, j retired to lest early, only to hear, through the thin partitions, two hours later, enthusiastic praises of tho new guest from - the voluble lips of tho girls,os they chatted | together in the next room before retiring. i At midnight I was startled by tho sound 1 Q j horseB* hoofs aud the jingling of sp below. A conversation between my host and some mysterious personage darkness was carried on in such n low tone that I could not learn its import. As the , cAvulcado rode away . I raised the window. "What's the matter?" ! "Nothing," said Sylvester coolly, "only another of those playful homicidal freaks a peculiar to the couutry. A man was shot by Cherokee Jack over at Lagrange this morning, aud that was the Sheriff of Cala veras and bis posse hunting hlm. I told him I'd seen nobody but you and your friend. By the way, I hope the cursed tho tho I , noise hasn't disturbed him. The poor | fellow looked as if he wanted rest." ] I thought so, too. Nevertheless, I he • went softly to his room. It was empty. ' My impression was that he had distanoed 1 the Sheriff of Calaveras about two hour*. | THU RACES AT THE PARK 1 GOOD TRACK , EIRE RACING AND LARGE ATTENDANCE. Ac., Sans Hallet t Wins the S SO Race; Kelli« B. the S.SO Race« the rifth Heat or the 2.S4 Race Postponed Until This Meriting. Every Ev nlog and Commercial, October IL The second day better attended than number of private teams with lady occupants being observed, and general interest displayed by the lookers in a capital comii several fine mot*. yesterday afternoon — the of the contest—were much Tuesday, a larger The tracks There the tion. especially in the fourth heat of the 2.50 class, when after an eager aud well* contested race Christiana Davis ahead of Yollie E. The pool sellers seemed to be doing something at their trade, but the nr.fln with the racing wheel took the lead of everything the first in G. J. and and the ground day having while the plaintive strain of Wild Hunter's horn called only a few into his cabin and its wonderful collection. to side shows, $150, he »EST BAOS, PUSSE, $100. was called precisely at 8 o'clock, and was for horseB of the 8.3« class. threo horns started in Hallett, Charles S. Mount Moriah Boy, Charles Miller, Phila delphia; Yellow Cloud, Joseph Graoey, Lewisville, Ohester county, Pennsylvania. Lady Thornton was withdrawn on account of a bad mouth. After five false starts, the word was given on the mxth, wheu Moriah Boy took the lead, and was immediately passed by Hallett with Yellow Cloud close behind. Hallett won the heat by a half length in three minutes. In the second heat Hallett and Yellow Cloud lead the way, and by fits and turns, each passed the other, but Hallett the home stretch in 3.05. The third heat was more exciting, owiug to the driver of Yellow Cloud in the other heats being dis missed for holding back, and iu the ap pointment of George Martin as driver, who put the horse to its best, and would have, undoubtedly, wou the heat if she had not broke when Hallett, the winning horse, made tho first quarter stake iu 44 seconds, followed almost neok to neck by Yellow Cloud, who broke as above, when Moriah Boy passed her. Hallett won the beat i and the The following shows the positions, time, «ko., in the 3.30 race: Class, 4; purse, $100; first horse, $50; second, $30; third, $20. Seven horses entered and three started. Hallett. Mount Moriah Boy.... Yellow Cloud. Time, 3; 3.05: 3.0 SECOND This Seven entries were made, and Bitions as follows: x, Philadelphia; Ac., 8. five W. At and the homestretch. .1 1 1 .8 3 2 .2 2 8 , puasE, $150. was for horses of the 2.50 tro entored and six the following positions : Christiana Davis, Joseph G. Davis, Phila delphia; Mollie E., J. B. Cresswell, 1)< iu/;lown, Pa.j Dexter, Dalltvf Loro, Mm it This class. Seven horses started i tho the Pleasant, Del ; Maggie H. Slifer, Philn delphia; Alexis' Isaao D. Wilson, bridge ton, N. J.; Little Ned, Edward Pyle, Philadelphia. Ou the fourth start Maggie took the lead but was passed immediately by j in Christiana Davis, who neck to neck with Mollie E. passed the first quarter stake at 42 seconds. On the homo stretch Mollic E. took the lead aud won the heat iu 2.5'J followed by Dexter aud Christiana Davis. Ou tho secondj heat Little Ned led, MoUie Beforo Christiana Davis got ahead aud reached it in 42 seconds, and the half mile in 1 and held the homestretch,when Mollie E. came up and tho two passed under the wire, neck to neck, in 2.49. The heat by the judge* 8* dead. The dn Davis, to all appearances, held back his horse, much to the dissatisfaction of the bystauders, who called for another Tlie driver was dismissed and Albert Stetson put in his place. On the third heat Davis took the lead, followed by Alexis and Mollie E. After passing the three-quarter stretch Mollie E. got the lead and retained it, ing i The fourth heat was a magnificent race, tho horaes keeping dose together. Chris tiana Davis took the lead, but breaking, was passed by Mollie E. who reached the first quarter at 41$ seconds and the half mile at 1.23. On nearing the three quarter stake Davis regained aud came up neok to neck, and home stretch kept two lengths ahead of Mollie, winning the heat in 2.47. On tho fifth beat Davis led, followed by Mollie E., passing the quarter stake in 44 seconds. Mollie, however, gained a half length quarter stake she was followed closely by Dexter and Davis, neck to neck. Mollie , Dexter coming in sooond. Little Ned was with drawn The following shows the positions, time, &o., in the 2.50 Class, 2.50; $75; second, horses were entered And six started. E. passing him immediately after, either reached the quarter stak i position until the pronounced of abovt, a time of 2.48. lost time the the half mile. At the tbrea the heat in 2.53 and the this heat. , $150; first horse, 50; third, $27. Sev Christiana Davis, Mollie E. Maggie,. Alexis. Little Ned,. 3 0 2 1 3 10 12 1 2 0 4 3 2 4 5 5 4 4 3£8 6 6 6 4 6 w Time, 2.50; 2.49; 2.48; 2.47; 2.53. , 1'ur.Hic $125. trotted of this Four beats it becoming too dark to continue, the fifth heat On the first two heats Sans Souci lead and tlie third and fourth Rose Medium. San Souoi's timo was 2.50 and 2.40. Rose Medium, 2.48 and 2.47. To-day the most interesting tuko place, though iting than that in the 2.50 between Christiana Davti and Mollie E. also maintained by tho attention to but postponed until this morning. will contest could be Belter order policemen, who paid their duty than to the horse racing. :.s yesterday Kva y K The attended by a greater number of people thau during either of the previous days. Not only was Wilmingtou well represented, but many people camo from Philadelphia and rounding towus. Tho attendance could not have been less thau two thousand per , who, as a whole, were very orderly, but whoso enthusiasm and interest in the led them to fill the trook arouud the judges' stand, thus preventing the horses from taking their positions. ▲I>J0UBNZ1> At precisely 2 o'clock the fifth heat of 2.34 ruoe adjourned from Wednesday trotted. On that day Sans Souci got tho first two heats, and Rose Medium the third aud fourth, leaving both horses in a tie to be broken by the fifth heat of yes terday. I Sans Souci took lead, passing the first quarter in 39, and coming in at the half | mile a length ahead of Rom Medium at 1.18. After this Kose gained steadily, Sans Souci apparently being worn out. Kose gained the heat in 2.41, and if she Ç of is a on a ing the Tho following shows tho positions, time, Ac., in 2.34 adjourned race of Wednesday. Class, C; purse, $25« ; first horse, $125; second, $85 ; third, $40. Seven horses were entered, nud six started Sorrel Tom... Mary Taylor. Jennio Moore Sans Souci . Little Kell. Hose Medium follows : 4 4 4 2 5 d d 112 3 4 2 3 3 4 2 3 2 111 Time, 2.3«: 2.3«; 2.37; 2.35; 2.41. !, $150. flit HT This called immediately after the conclusion of the postponed heat and for horses of the three minute class. Eight horses entered and four started in the following order: 8. J. Patchen, G. E. Allen, Sharpstown, N. J.; Hallet, Charles 8. Cox. Philadelphia ; Little Ned, Edward Pyle. Philadelphia ; Bell Wild Air, J. K. Hogg, Elk ton, Md. After seven false starts Bell Wild Air went ahead, followed a length behind by Patchen. Nearing tho three-quarter stake Wild Air broke and Patchen went ahead and c In the second, third, and fourth heats Wild Air took the way and kept it, winuing the race and heats in 2.65, 2.66 and 2.56$. The foUowing shows the position, time, iu the three minute Class, 7 ; purse, $150; first horse, $75 ; second, $5« ; third, $2 entered and four started. foul the E a the in ' in finit in 2.55. Ac., Eight horses 8. J. Patchen, . Hallett. Little Ned,. Belle Wild Air,. Time, 2.65$; 2.5;' 18 2 2 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 2 111 2.56; 2.56$. , PCBSE, $150. SECOND This class. Seven horses five started, as follows : Cresswell, Downingtown, Pa. : Dexter, Dallas Lore. Mount Pleasant; Maggie, A. Slifer, Philadelphia ; General, Edward Pyle, Philadelphia ; Lady Patchen, H. W. Austin, Woodstown, N. J. This Lady Patchen. On the first heat Molli» load, but Lady Patchen passed her, passing tlie quarter At 42, two lengths ahead, and coming in first, followed by Mollic. Tho other heats were but little varied, Lady Patchen taking both hoats, and Dexter coming in second. The following shows tho positions, time, Ac., in the 2.45 race: Class, 8; purse $150; first bon $50; third, $25. Be and five started. Mollie. Maggie. General. Lady Patchen . Time, 2.53$; 2.50$ BIUD BACK, PÜB8E, $300. jo was undoubtedly the for horses of the 2.45 entered and Mollie, J. B. -on iu three heats by of for G. , $75; second, horses entered T. 2 8 8 3 2 2 4 4 5 5 4 1 1 1 ■; ont of ! the most interest. Radio This tho day and Bell had tho greatest number of admirers, the conduct of Stetson in oue of the pro ses being fresh, no doubt, iu the memory or tunny of the lookt-rx-on. After repeated starts Sadie Dell took tho lead passing the quarter ut 38, two lengths ahead of Delaware. In this position Radio passed tho half mile at 1.17. Sudio kept tlie same position nnd a j in 2.34$. Much onthusin the timo throwing up their hats and calling aloud their approvul. On tho home stretch Stetson declared that his horse back by a cap being thrown at him by first displayed when aunoimced; un u yelling and kept it d. in the c In thu second bout Delaware got the leud closely pressed by Sadie, who broke when half way to the quarter aud came in beliiud all the others, barely escaping bring distanced. Dcluw quarter i On ueaiing the homestretch Jersey Boy struck ahead between he und Delaware who heat by a half-length in 2.37$. This heat gave general satisfaction, many being prised at the gait of Jersey Boy. In the third heat Sadio Bell took the load with Delawaro almost neck to neck, passing in the snme position tho quarter at 37. She held this lead by a half length until after passing tho half mile in 1.15. After passing ^ tho threo-quartor Sadie caught up to Delaware, On the homo passed the 41 und tho half mile at 1.20. a u eager contest the broke, but who broko also, stretch the contest between the two very hot and both came in neck to neck, the heat being pronounced dead. The time was 2.34$. The popular feeling among tho bystanders was in favor of Sadie Bell, it being declared that Stetson Delaware after breaking three-quarter. The doubt ground. When the fourth heal in the field pressed to front to witness as it was thought, tho deciding heat. Delaware took tho lead, but long before tho quarter left behind. She caught up, however, âud when nearing tho quartor passed Jersey Boy and Mosc a strong contest between her and Delaware who passed the quarter in 27. On tho half milo, Sadio went ahead of Delaware closely pressed. On the turn nearing tho home stretch, Delaware crept slowly ahead with Jersoy Boy almost nock to neck followed by Sadie. Delaware, after much delay was given the heat at 2.38$. Jersey Boy the second. much disappointment umong of tho judges d declared that tho tho not without called, every $ reached, Sadie broke and aud from thence it There the people at this deeisi but they held to it, continuation of tho race was postponed at 2 o'clock, caused in a uutil this afternoo: Radio Boll's breaking w measure by the people filling tho track arouud the judges' stand. At the close of the first heat when Sadie , McConnell, her driver,was treated to a perfect ovation of cheers, arouud the little beauty aud stroking her approvingly. The track was rather had but not iu such a condition as on Tuesday. The judges yesterday wore Mr. B. J. Williams, C. L. Jenkins,and J. M. Harlan. en closing Tho attendance adjourned race than The track was in capital order and much was anticipated of Sudiu Bril. Precisely at 2 30 o'clock yesterday nf teraoon the fifth heat of thu adjourned called. On Thursday four i trotted, when the darkneHS compelled the race to bo postponed. On Thursday tho positions were as follows : Moscow,.4 3 3 4 Delaware.2 1 0 1 Sadie Bell,.I ^ ^ Jersey Boy.3 2 2 Time, 2.34$: 2.87$; 2.31$; 2.88. The fifth heat being called, Sadie Bell s greeted by surrounded ns better at the Tuesday tho 9th. i 2.27 beats had b( appearance on the track prolonged choers and she immediately by u large throng. McConnell did not drive, as on Thursday, ho having put her in cbaige of Mr. Com.ikey, who is a driver. a at noted Sadie took the lead and passed the quarter iu 87; Jersey Boy coming up after passing this. Nearing the half-stretch, Jersey Boy was a half length behind and it looked very muoh m the fourth start if Sadie was loot But on the half, which she passed leading the others at 1.16, she Ç ickid up again and he race, at the conclusion of this heat, appeared almost certain for Sadie, Delaware being nowhere. At the calling of the sixth heat, and after four starts Sadie again took the lead but w passed by Jersey Boy, who, undoubtedly, is a capital trotter, but in style, nothing to compare with Sadie Bell. Jersey Boy passed the quarter in 36, coming in at the half-iuilo in 1.18, followed closely by Dela this Sadie pushed ahead of the others and on the three-quarter it seemed a certainty that the Jersey Boy crept perceptibly along on the turn on the home stretch passed by a half length and won the heat iu 2.36. The seventh heat being called, Dela ware got the lead by a half length, pass ing the quarter in 98, fallowed by Jersey Boy, Sadie falling back somewhat first torn. Delaware paseed the half in 1.18, eloeely prs—il by Sadie, who had passed Jersey Boy. On the three-quarter stretch, however, Jersey got the lead and won the heat in 2.38. Although Delaware came in second he wae eet back third for " came in first in 2.81. his the . After was her's, but aud at Ihe jub a ago, the foul driving when nearing the home stretch. When this announcement was made the crestfallen countenances of the people who thronged the eourse in front of the stand immediatey lightened and deafening oheen of approval filled the air. Ilia eighth beat was on# of great sus pense. Very anxiously did the people watch the foul starts. On the fifth start Delaware took the lead and was passed immediately after by Jersey Boy E asscd the quarter in 39, leading. On the alf stretch, which was passed in 1.16, Sadie pressed slowly forward, Delaware having broke. At the three-quarter, which Jersey Boy passed in 2.10, Sadie was not a half length behind. On the turn nearing the home stretch, Delaware gained Sadie and passed her and came iu second, Jersey Boy winning the race and the heat in 2 30 The following is tbs summary of all the heats as trotted both Thursday and Friday ' the 2.27 rocs : - salt, Class, 9; puns, $300; first horn, $150; second, $100; third, $50. Five horses entered and fonr started. 48t4ddd4 21013342 .1 4081223 .3 2 2 2 9 1 1 1 Time, 2.34$; 2.37$; 2.84; 2.88; 2.31; 2.8«; 2.38; 2.89. Moscow,.... Delaware,.. Sadie Bell,. Jersey Boy to to be by SPECIAL BACK, »UB8B $75. The Association, to relieve the 2.27, of $75, for horses ree horses were entered offered a special pi of 2.40 class. Th for the contest and three started, in the foUowing positions: Addie E. C., Peter Mauee, Jersey City; Lady Thornton, N. Clayton, Middletown, Del. ; Golddust, G. H. Martin, West Chester, Pa. On first heat Addie took the lead and T. in first, in 2.42. lu tho second heat she followed closely by Golddust, but kept her distance and won the heat in 2.42. Lady Thornton had been doing so badly that Clayton, her owner, withdrew her tho second heat. Addie also th# third heat in 2.42, Golddust breaking very badly. Clasu, 3.40; purse, $75; beet ont of three. Addie E. C.,. Ltuly Thornton Golddust,.. Time, 2.4 1 1 1 8 3 9 2 2 2.42; 2.42. COOPER. The flsa FrsselM« Forger and Ills the History — What • .Smyrna Time«" Has to rtay of Him. O&lsware L Under the caption of "Bill Cooper," the Smyrna Times publishes the following account of William R.jCooper.whosoopera tious as a forger, Ac., in San Francisco huve lately been the subject of news tele grams, and who is a native of Smyrna : Bill always would do it. He commenced it here in his native town about twenty-five years ago, when keeps right suffered by him, by the time he was teu years old, and finally he was arrested for robbing the safe of Joseph H. Primrose, (now of Wilmington) but it oouldn't ho roved «•ought home to him, however, and quite frequently, but generally a consideration for his devoted, high-spirited, highly respected mother, (now dead,) would his bacon. During the war, when he claimiug to be Southern of Southerners he turned up here in a navy uniform and ensign, and a officer he was. He rang right in at Washington, as he was well able to do, and married the daughter of the gentleman above-named. But he was arrested at Broad and Prime depot, in Philadelphia, iu '67, whilst on his wedding tour to Europe, with his young bride at his side, for robbing the United States Treasury of of fraudulent drafts or something of the kind. He got five years in Moyamensing prison and Hod. Mr. Dufrees got a divorce for his daughter. She had been hardly married twelve hours when the shock came upon her. While in prison he became a model man, times before, and charmed the keepers aud inmates by hi« conduct and brillianoy. Rev. John Ruth, the Chap luiu, also a 8 my mi an. got him appointed Secretary to the Superintendent, and months taken off his imprisonment. Ho released in 1872, and after that thiuk he became a Baptist minister in North Carolina. But about citizens, B. A. I laze 11, whilst In Mobile, Alabama, learned that he had just gotten out of jail there, where he had been confined for forgery, or something of the kind. He charmed the jailers there as he did in Philadelphia; so they informed Mr. H. He was a great Sunday school when he first went to Mobile, and attracted attention by his good attain ments and fine address. He married but his Mobile wife, like his Washington one, was soon brought to grief by his swindling propensities. We think he bought his way out down there by securing homo almost worthless Stats securities at a trifling cost and offering them to the Slate as payment of his fine. The State could not ref« managed to thus pay out. Alabama episode he eeems to have attention uutil a of a quite a Uttlo boy, aud Money drawers here him. Other tricks of the most paint. hand *Ye thiuk he was more, by the $ 10,000 he had l £ a year ago of it« bond*; be After Uiis find We have known Cooper to be one of tho bestfcliowr. that ever lived—uutil bin character «lipped, mb it was sure to do. He was also eon siderod "smart," handsome, companion able and attractive in his manner, and ho could conviuce the most astute person of his houeriy of purpose,—the very thing ho lacked. He was in erery good word something that attracted public attention; so,for the same reason, ho would take part in things of a questionable character. He always liked notoriety aud money, and was never scrupulous as to how hs got either One tliing seems to be especially noticeable; ho has never traveled under an assumed name, so far as ws know. He was always ; proud of his family reoord, as well ho might, and for this reason appeared always I anxious to hold to the name that hs was j i *0 willing (o tarnish. | nttractcd little But when he does claim attention still in the same old rut. hi and work if R HERE AND THEME. a backward debtor who mid, " The dues you say." A A Long Island ditch digger has named his heroine Mud Mauler. The wife of the Arctic explorer, Captain Tyson, is a Washington milliner. They are talking in Chicago of licensing the newsboys and the boot-blacks. A Kentuckian has lain in jail three weeks under refusal to pay his dog tax. A New Hampshire youth has been fined $1« aud the costs for cruelly beating ducks. It is estimate 1 that the apple crop of ChaiAauqua lake this year will be worth $150,000. A Maine l of as a *1 saw recently beat Zaeh Chandler's best. It took eight fingers without jinking. The pqbplu of Minnesota are to vote upon six amendments to their Constitution at the November election. Pat—"Mickey, lend Mickey, solemnly—"Paddy," sow], I'm a savings bank." Howard Hays, "I never flag." Probably the reason he lost his provision train .—San Francisco Mail. Rays a contemporary, "Be strong for yourself." This remark was originally made to boarding house butter. Keriy the rr otor man, is putting up a jub with Jules Verne to capture Mars tor a headlight for his Tho papers report that a bailiff in Washington county, Ga., script and write, but cannot read print. due iu Illinois a week ago, and the local paper, accounting for the delay, said that McClellan was in demand. a hop'ny." 'pon hat locomotive. road manu A cyclono Belfast boasts of twenty-seven lawyers. - Lewiston Gazette. Not exactly. It has twenty-seven, but don't boast of them.— Belfast Journal. patent process cargoes of fresh being carried from South By meat America to Frauce without the use of ice, salt, or saltpetre. Mr. B. L. Ford, a prominent citizen of Cheyenne, writes that the practical work ings of woman suffrage iu Wyoming Ter ritory arc "all good." A nix A iz a grate deal ov premature wit •emuu' ; it iz like the handwriting i ; you knnt tell what it meant for after it gits cold.— Josh Billing]. If the Indians of this country want to secure their rights, all they have to do is to announce to the present Administration that they VhikuUiphia Chronicle. The St. Louis G loi*. Democrat has to the conclusion that the only way to bring out a full vote iu that city would be to advertiao "A fried oyster given away after every ballot." Two colored men, who by their masters in the old St. Louis Hotel rotuuda in New Orleans, bavo since sold themselves for 1« ss money as State S tor;. Abraham Lincoln lived i TLur i floating r all citizcna of Ohio.— sold The Rev. George Bull baptized forty pernona by in min .lies in Savannah, ami he in 80 y old, too. He is a " star" baptizer—in fact, a Great Dipper. — Philadelphia Bulletin. A prize fair for tho tho grounds. Edward pearance with sixty-five, aud the pris handed right out to him with silent admiration. In twer»y-**rven offered at the Giand Raj ids bring i a the most girls to Cox made his np Mattie Strickland, the John's (Mich.) girl who i married a few yearn ago hi Miller, of Minnesota, according to a free-love contract of their tip, is raid to have arisen c onto her father. L drawing •d gone home A Canadian priest latriy sued a young whom he had married, for hi • wed ding fee, \. Uicli he stated at $15. The jury found for the defendant, on the ground that the youth had received appreciable value. It is announced that the Texas cattle fever, which recently was reported to be prevailing at Cleve. and, Ohio, has broken out among tho cattle owned by the farmers and duirviucn of Stamford, Delaware county, New York. A guilclesii boy was deluded the other day into picking up the handle of a gal vanic battery. Hu yelled lastly until they "shut her off," and in describing hi' satious he Hsid he could taste green persimmon all over himself.— Burlington Hawkeye. In many parts of the West stump pullers have been alnu st superseded by dynamite cartridges, wtioh are inserted under the stump in hoi 's mado by a long earth auger, and on being fired, lift out and demolish the stump, without making a large hofo. The daugllers of Secretary Schurz hayo the German love of music, and music is of tho most notable and charming features of their home life. Mi. Schurz lias become the owner of the çreat SK inway piano which was exhibition at the GentenuiuL On the authority of nn English weekly beg to inform our readers of a matri monial mind that by writing to Mme. Bosquet, Rue du Bac, Farn», they have their choice of an orphan of 18, with •other of 21 with £16 ,000 aud a widow of 86 with £24,000. £ 12 , 000 , The third wife of the Khedive of Egypt has taken in hand the education of Egyptian girls. Several flourishing schools have already been started by her, and it seems likely that the time-honored Oriental prejudice against the education of women will at length be overcome. her hair, Ai.d do v let Susan Aud let the gentle A Let Dr Mary Walker groai Ami leati.'e l'liebe (Jouxina let O An l iU; t*. Divermore cavort ; Ln al! the female «ex be mad. Ter Colorado beat 'em ba l ! St. Louis Jo Dr. Farr, in a recent lecture beforo the British Association, said that in England and Wales the population doubled in about fifty years; in Swedeu in sixty «ia iu sixty-four; in Spain i rip years; in Tr hundred,and : ly three huudred and sixty ninety-tbree; in Italy in in France i Electric candles P ar * 8 - They emit no heat eTer > while in brilliancy they hold tho SAnit) lamps m sun to moonlight, and they cost only one-fifteenth ** much us gas. It is hailed aa one the greatest discoveries of tlie century. Bring Ub û 0804111 Tho exact sciences may demonstrate the prociso distance of the mohi remote star, aud mako the phases of surrounding worlds as familiar as household | words, but no auiouut of figuring will . a ever be able to indicate where the ston<* | that a woman throws is going to strike. Philadelphia Bulletin. "There is reason in all things," but it tries a man's mental strength aud faith most desporately to comprehend the hired ; girl's reason for blacking the stove with ho bis shoe-brash, when he finds himself a' I church with a pair of boots that loo.i j like a twin bulletin of "Silver-gray-rising | «un stove polish. "—Burlington Hawkeye. ' the sensation in smoke what THE CONFERENCE A VA It F MY. A nketeli or lte Existence—How tlie Project w tlon of the Academy tn 1*75—A lfew Bonding; Erected. Alnrtrd-The l»mlr Xvoning and Commercial. Doves, Del., Oct. 6.—It was in Sep tember 1873, that the Wilmington Confer Academy began its first session in Culbreath's building, on State street. At the Peninsular Convention held in Smyrna, in 1870, Rev. C. W. Buoy, A. M., read au essay suggesting the foundation of an educational institution under the supervision of the Wilmington Confer ence, to be situated somewhere on the peninsula. At the session of the Confer held in Dover in March of 1871, a commission was appointed to cousid* r the question, nud if it was thought feasible,to select a location, which commis*' reported at the next conference held in Laurel, m March, 1872, in favor of the erection of such an institution and Dover as the place where it whs to be situated. The Academy was incorporated by the Delaware Legislature, February 27th, 1873. The means for erecting buildings for the Academy, procuring ne furniture, apparatus, Ac., and for raain laining the institution, was, according to the act of incorporation, to be raised by a joint stock subscription to consist of twenty thousand shares, at the rate of $5 a share, making an aggregate capital of *1 00,000. In the following August the grutr.d work be complete the entire front being eighty-nine feet and the total depth of the centre, ninety four feet ; the width of centre, forty-two feet and of wan built of brick and high, exclusive of the cellar, which oocu of tho building, fifty-four rooms and of these dormitories, devoted to of students. The building heated by. Lot air, lighted with gas and supplied taken for the building, the and when the building was the form of a ings, thirty-nine feet. It four stories Çied the entire thirty-five the with hot water, bath-tubs, Ac. aud A cupola surmounted the building, thirty nix feet high above the roof, making a total bight of one hundred feet from tho ground. The building was completed und * ready for occupancy iu tho full of 1874, and the doors of the new building we then opened for the reception of students. A goodly number of thoso who had atteudod the first year in Culbreath's building first, aud Hoffeeker's aft«.rwards, together with quite a largo number of students, made their appearance. _ Tho Wilmington Conference Academy, situated just north of Dover, und surrounded by six acres of ground hauasomely laid off iu walks aud plots, aud planted with trees, with the railroad and agricultural regions in the country iu full view, now entered upon the second year of its existence and the first of its building,but not without of tho finest poney of its gloomy forebodings. The institution was in debt, the trustees hadn't the money to meet the demands of those who pushing their claim, and the building was about to come under the sheriff's hammer. But when the Conference assembled at Smyrna on March 10th, 1875, enough money won twnwl U such of the debts due being pressed for payment. Academy entered upon its third year in September, 1875. The stud-nts in creased, and as the winter wore away tho friends of the instil» »ion began to light ahead, but when 'Le "Ides of March' had come,a calamity as «lisant unexpected, befeU tin* Academy. Almut the 10th day of March, 1876, discovered i pay ofl 1 In 10 o'clock a fire story rooms. All effoi of the upper to extinguish tho of no uvtiil, nnd ns flame and fell, aud walls before tho excited aud crowd, a feelin:; of despair settled deep upon the heurts of the friends of the institution, and many lions that tho Academy would never be rebuilt. Dut this unexpected disaster aroused a feeling of sy its shoulder to the renewed effort and vigor i Academy, and again bricklayers, and carpcntciu walls were again the fine und occupying tho red in baffled tho exclatnu patby; Dover put heel, their wits a behalf of tho npou th td, ami znanding building proportions, upon thu spot, with its cupola proudly looking the poach trees, vineyards and farm lake's of Dover huudred. Tho building is almost outirriy liko tho b tho 3d of tho bo , and has just opened September ultimo, with forty-nine students, and the number conti. During the past year the school was held in town and ut the commencement held in June last there The faculty, as most excellent Rev. James M. Williams, A. M., Principal, Greek, elocution and moral Robert H. Skinner, A. M., Vice Priucip.il, natural science and Latin: W. Lambert Gooding, A. M., Euglisli, mental science aud literatare ; Hev. James C. Nicholson, A. B., mathematics: Mrs. Robert H. Skinner, modern language, pointing and drawing: Rev. J. H. Caldwell, A. M., belles lettres lectures; U. H. Skinmr, A. M., vocal music ; Miss Jennie C. Wilson, A. B., instrumental music. At present the Academy is in debt to the sum of $ 20 , 000 . From $3, «00 to $4, needed badly at present. Three trustees a bond for $2.000, ami $1,400 for heating has to be raised somehow. If the preachers who have the money would due at present would be paid. It is hoped that those miniaters and laymen who liuva promised, yet have failed to pay, will take hold of this matter and doe. There yet paid what they subscribed to pay at the Smyrna Conference in 1875. Ifou. Gove Haulsbury is 1'rt rident of the Board of Trustees; C. II. B. Day. Esq.,Secretary; John W. Cullen, Esq., Treasurer; und C. M. Wharton. Esq., Agent, gentlemen dos« rve gr. at credit for their efforts in behalf of tho Academy. The expenses of a student entering this school, including room, boArd. washing, lights, fuel and tuition, indeed everything except books, is $250 a year. Cheap will be s nations send their they will not only benefit their children, hut also benefit a very needy and much deserving educational institution. twelve graduates, at present constituted, is a , and is as follows: promised it the debt-. ise tho iber who have uol ount «1 this gb, it , and let parents of all liuuoini aud daughters and p H i LA1)EL rmA, Oct. 14.—A decree f . nUjm j yegU , r d*y i n the United States Circuit Court for the sale of a branch of t |j 0 Wilmington A* Reading railroad in de f nu p n f interest ou tlm mortgage bonds llD i rgs hv Friday next the arrears ho paid! | The i« to bo advertised for three . montlis and the conditions are ttepav | , uent of cash lown aud there mnindor within thirty c'ays after the sale, xbo piece of road advertised to be s *ld is seven miles long and extends from Dirds boro' to the connection with the Berka county road In the city of Reading. I he main portion of the road from Birsbora' to Wilmington was so!d some time ago to the bond holden, who have organized into a company known as the WUmijjgtcu & ' Northern Railroad Company. WILMINGTON A READING. Awalher Order for the Rnleofai*« lion of ihe IIoimI.