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THE DELAWARE CITY NEWS,
DELAWARE CITY, DEL. Saturday, July 2, 1887. Arrival and Departure of Mailt* MAILS CLOSE. 7.30, 9.45, (Port Penn) 11.: (Port Penn) p. m. A. M., 5, 7.40 MAILS ARRIVE 9.40, A. M., I.50, 4.30, 7.30, (Port Penn) (Port Penn), 7.30. City Church Directory. Protestant Episcopal Church : Services at 10.30 a. m., and 7.30 p. m. Rev. Win. C. Starr, rector. Presbyterian Church : Services at 10.30 a. m., and 7.30 p. m. Rev. G. A. Pauli, pastor. Sunday School, 2.30 p. m. Methodist Episcopal Church : Services at 10.30 a. in., and 7.30 p. m. Rev. Chas. F. Sheppard, pastor. Roman Catholic Church : Services 10th at 10.30 a. m. Father Brady ol_ ting. LOCAL MATTERS.: Waterproofs were dry goods last Tues day. Southern watermelons are gradually tumbling to par value. Several small boats were sunk at Port Penn, during the prevalence of the heavy gale on Tuesday. Rev. C. F. îshepherd, M. K. Church preaehed a sermon on the Declaration of Independence lust Sunday evening. The Ericsson Line of steamers carried heavy passenger lists during the past week between Baltimore and PhMadel phia. _ Woodcock shooting is now engaging the attention of our sportsmen. They fly promiscuously at " eve." rly morn amt diwy Krnth, 10 year old daughter of Captain Thomas Van Kirk, of the steamer ''Com monwealth." is very ill from an attack of cholera morbus. about town says that the A young problem he is trying to solve, is how not to become ill fro -work. We advise him to go fishing. The more the merrier, is 1 but it doesu't apply to the Jersey suuituca.-Which wafts across the Delaware. old saying, Gcutononnl oust wind The Masonic Hall corner of Clinton and Laurel street has been completed and is ready for immediate occupancy. It is greatly admired by all virtues. Rev. Mr. Paule, of the Presbytertian Church this place, preached at Klkton, Md., Newark, Del., tilled his pulpit here. Sunday. Rev. Dr, Porter, of I Among the improvements in contem " "'-ptAtfon* is that of Capt. Thomas Van Kirk, who will shrrliy -.remodel and re model and rebuild his residence, Clinton street. Augustine Pier was densely crowded the Fourth. Steamboats were pelled to make double trips to carry the visitors, which were estimated to approxi mate 5 , 000 . This City has the largest ice house in this part of the "täte. It is owned by Messrs. J. 11 . Roberts & So supply the Greenbank Ice Wilmington, Del., with ice. , who partly Company, of Mr. James A. Parker has put r liaek between Delaware City and Odessa. He meets the steamers with unvarying regularity and always makes the drive "nteresting to his pas sengers. a :;i !l- l.-i »1 1it; 4 The steam yacht "Falcon," J. C. Gause of the Harlan <$t Hollingsworth Company, Wilmington, Del., owner, pass through the locks on the 4 th, gaily decorated with bunting. She had on board a private pleasure party. The Falcon people fired a parting salute as she passed out of the locks. The Anderson Canning Company of this city, one of the most extensive in the s tate, have recently received several car loads of proaching packing seas< operations have heretofore been in the tomato business, but will this year enter more largely into the tiruit canning trade than formerly. They employ about 300 persons. preparatory for the ap Their largest Among the excursionists to this City on t.be Fourth was a lively pleasure party of twenty couples of young folks, with a small sprinkling of married people. They arrived on a special steamer, bringing music with them and bent upon terpsi chorean amusement. After dining at the City Hotel and enliveniug a couple of hours with they left for Fort Delaware, opposite. •al and instrumental music > to talk about rail tho law Will little too i and reed bird shooting, not be out until the 81 st of August ; but It it from the way some of the gunneis talk one might infer that bird flesh will be cheap this coming fall. The yacht "Venitezia, A. Colburn, of Delaw on Monday from a three days trip in the* neighborhood of the delaware Break wa ter. Mess. J. R. Penlngton, Chas. Q. Ash, Chas. Corbit, Delaw David Howard, of Wilmington, comprised the excursionists. The Venitezia hq*r the reputation of being the fastest sailing yacht of the Delaware Yacht Club. owned by Mr. City, returned City, and Rev. The Chautauqua Circle, of this city, which hold its last meeting for this smn r, as previously an non need, at the res idence of Mrs. Brewer, on Clinton street, last week, having decided to make Augus tine Pier the objective point of their usual annual exenrsion, this year, carried their programme suceesrfully on Friday the 1 st inst. They journeyed in wagons partly filled with new mown hay, with bells on their horses, the ladies charming the dwpllers by the way with the music of merry laughter or sweet songs, the men invariably heralding their approach by the blowing of horns. The evident enjoyment of the exeurtionists had a happy influence on all who had the good fortune to see th a Harvesting, Unit busv and exciting season of hard work and long days, is progressing satisfactorily. In the olden time when the work had to be aceom plislied with hugh scythe and brawny arms the labor not unfrequently extended into August. But in these days of ini proved machinery the season is usually a short one. In this connection a good story is told of Mr. Thomas Turner, an old farmer of this place, who ignores the modern self-binder. „ -• A on day and c uverK'l him leisurely swinging his "'scythe. "Flow is it," inquired the minis-1 1 About Harvesting. ter, "that yon work so leisurely ery one else is in such a hurry', "I now according to .Scripture," replied "which says, 'Let your known to all men.''' rhon 0 leration be Another minister coming along and finding Mr. T— working might and main, asked hi •by he was such a hurry? ; according to Scripture," he re "I plied which saith 'Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might." * not so rapid, but he gets there all the same, and no man eats whiter bread. A wide fr-nn some slight damage by the fly the yield of wheat is good. ethods Fishery Notes. The fishery season i drawing to a dose, 1ms been fairly suc cessful. The Delaware City bouts caught about 35,000 shad, and herring without number, of sturgeon there were 3 , 80 .) caught. this section, now Russian I dish; made from sturgeon roe, was ship ped from Delaware City, many, where it brings in the neighbor hood of $1 per pound. The kegs average 15 Q pounds, each. Messrs. R. Anderse n & Son are the principal manufacturers here, although several parties are engaged About 500 kegs of cavai ostly to Ger About 400 tons of ice was used in fish packing this season. At Port P the catch , a little below this point, s 40,000 shad and 1,200 sttir There were about 21 slmd anil 17 geon. sturge« boats engaged. Wash. Tin ;as the pri •ipal buyer at Port Penn, wtl.v shipped to Warner & Co , Dock street Fish Market, Philadelphia. •bonce they were Heavy Wind and Hain. A heavy gale from the -Southeast set in at about U o'clock on the night of the Fourth and continued with increasing power until late in the afternoon of Tt day. It was at the highest of its severity about 11 o'claek A. M., the rain pouring down in torrents. Several large crafts bound out were compelled to come to anchor below the Fort. Beyond the up rooting of several trees, the breaking of some brandies and the ruining of a few awnings but little damage resulted in town It is feared that much of the wheat as yet left standing, was injured. Uncalled-for Letters. The following unclaimed letters in the Delaware City postotnee: Miss Alice Jamelson, Miss Ella Price, Charles Swift, J. J. Jones, Capt. John H. Winstead, Daniel Framtn, George B. Knox, Mrs. George Jessup. Narrow Escape. of Mr. the wharf Harry, aged about 8 yt Charles Hall, while playing Tuesday afternoon fell overboard between the wharf and Anderson A son's stur a of ldoubtedly have geon float, and wound drowned but for the timely ami prompt act of Fireman New Kirk who pulled him out. > re as busy a The Delaware canneries bees, on peas. DELAWARE CITY. The Solidity of its Business Men. DESCRIPTION OF SOM f. OF THE "ESTABLISHMENTS WITH IN ITS LINES. Î That portion of the State of Delaware whose commercial interests centre around Delaw; strides years. Nor is the position which its chants and business City has made commfAdable progress during the pafet few hav<? won through their zeal and-sagacity overesti mated by the great business world with out. The has long since come out of its swaddling clothes. Its many daily passenger steamers plying between it and Philadelphia and Baltimore and nent points along the Delaware; itu sev eral daily trains of cars, its jioble Aanal bearing on its bosom to from 25 to 50 vessels per day an^ the push and enterprise of its inhabita go to make this charming little city a busy , and will yet make Delaware City a a better town than it is. The eleganwand well-stocked stores which our merchants vvrv have built demonstrate beyond all doubt that business is booming here as it certain in many of our sister towns. The verification of these assertions read an y da >' one chooses hour amon S the business marts of 4he town - Here >' ou wiU meet scores of fa f ers from the surrounding countnjgBto uiake daily or weekly pilgrimages ^w^ur several bargain centers, Here are vessel m orders for denizens of or laying iitl in divide*^ '-o ^ ' :, u. is a vasi pun* consignment ot grain, sh'h kment of peaches and the thousand and 0 le Foroducts of Inn-: and water which only p city surrounded by such resources arm 1 blessed by such a country of resource^ can 'command. Our streets arc w ide and the residence* of the most comfortable character. Th | houses have according to the dictates of the moderij architect, whose decree Is that every street should closely rescin de the next, that one block of brick fronts is all the .re perfect because the next has the same monotonous, changeless face. The dwellings are differently constructed and combine a delightful touch of the courtiV'Yj in the ' beautiful suade trees'" l/jfore^-:, lyi spend ; in numbers fiMig -le loojiT*, .*tif been entirely istructeq j j j them and the roses behind and around j them. can never get a fair idea of the prosperity of a locality by a discretion. We therefore give herewith of the enter- i But general brief descriptions of s prises of Delaware City and the men who j conduct them. Ail Old Land Mark. The Delaw; City Hotel, at the corner of Clinton and Harbor streets, is remem bered by old residents of this part of the old landmark. It is the State as largest and most roomy house in the city, and of the best conducted bostelrics Anywhere. Mr. E. A. Stout, the present proprietor, has been catering lie for many years. Within the past y he has refurnished his house throughout! the pub nth entirely new carpets, furniture, etc. of hav The proprietor has the reputaii ing the best class of patronage in his line of bu i ss, and one c feel safe in the ranee that nothing but the choicest of the markets and the best grade of wines and liquors find their way to his houses Mr. Stout and his excellent lady, who is a model hostess, deserve the success they have had and will undoubtedly tintinue to have for many years to come. Mr. Samuel T. Kidd is the accom plished and ever attentive clerk. Sum r boarders are arriving and the hotel > rapidly filling up. A Good Dry Good House. f One of the first things that strike the in Delaware City is the quisitive visi unusual number of old established busi ness houses, firms that have been in ex i. This istence for a score or more of y< is at once suggestive of solidity, reliability and sound business methods. Messrs. J. R. Penington & Co., ton street, though in the prime of life, are , possessing that make Clin veteran dry-goods ripe experience which fits them good their reputation lines. The leaders i all' is prominently located , thoroughly stocked fronting the w. with the*most desirable goods for the sea , among which are full lines of foreign and domestic dry goods, hats, caps, hard , groceries and provisions, tobacco and cigar^ and the thousand and articles, belonging to a thoroughly first class and well-stocked establishment. A visit to Messrs. J. R. Penington & Co., will well repay buyers of any class of merchandise. Grain. Coal. Lime, &c. The house of Mr. CharlesG. Alexander has been established many y< deservedly popular, enjoying a steadily inceeasing patronage. Mr. Alexander and h deals in Grain, Coal, Lime, Salt, Agricul tural Implements, Plaster, Cement, Flour, Cucumber Wood Pumps, etc. His loca tion is at the corner of Washington and Front strttes, where he is always pleased to receive his friends and patrons and show the quality of his goods. Mr, Alex ander in an enterprising t 'business gentle who are a credit to any community, and are never backward in pushing local enterprise. When you visit this place call and him. Where to Hire^Y 'ream. A well kept livery stable is not only important adjunct to any well kept hotel, but indispensable prising community. Mr. James M. Jes ter well fills the bill in this matter as the very stylish turnouts he furnishes his pa trons well prove. Mr. Jester is a model livery stable keeper and altogether a good citizen who is unfailing in taking hold of whatever his hands can find to do in the advancement of the City's interests. Mr. Jester has in training a fine road ster, the property of mine host Stout. Mr. J. is of the opinion that the animal's good qualities will me; mark of his high pedigree illiary to any enter well up to the THE FOURTH OF JULY. A Quiet and Orderly Obsev ance—Bunting. Music and Fire-Works. Delaware City has ever been distin guished for the patriotic manner in which its citizens celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Elaboration usually forms no part in the arrangements, a spontaneous sentiment of the people being relied on/or every thing necessary for its prompt and proper observance. As it has been in past years so it proved on Monday last. The morning opened clear and bright, and the sun, as it arose from beyond ihe Jersey hills and poured its floods of gold upon the Delaware, was welcomed by the many starry banners that had been thrown to the breeze from public place and pri vate dwelling. * . The day throughout was characterized by good order, quiet enjoyment and a cheerful acquiescence in the very reasona ble injunctions of our respected Mayor. Visitors from the surrounding country flocked to town in carriages or from neigh boring cities by steamboats. Fishing par ties were formed (as they are in fact every day at this charming resort ) with pleasura ble results. The Volunteer Fire Com pany brought out its engine and cooled the streets. Bicycling and and ball play ing were indulged. Vocal and instrumen ind the music City Hotel, where a party of 25 couples on an excursion steamer from Philadel phia ordered a special dinner subsequent j ly contributing to the general good hu mor prevailing. In the evening a committee of gentle men headed by Mess. E. A. Stout and fj. M. Jester brough out a large variety of j fireworks and proceeded to the banks of j the canal opposite the The Delaware City Cornet Band called the people together by rendering "The Star Spangle Banner" and "Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean," in a charming manner. The display of fireworks proved to be one of the grandest exhibi tions ever witnessed in the city. The as cending rockets, the red, white and blue lights from the immense Roman candles, the whirling of pin-wheels of all sizes, the " bombs bursting in air," the golden showers, flower pots and works of every description, delighted the dense throng of spectators for more tflaft .an hour. The band, lead by Mr. Wm. Vail, played many choice selections during the evening, after which the members w invited by Mr. James M. Jester to par take ot refreshments at the Oyster and Ice Cream saloon of Wm. C. Hickey, an cx* ptly followed by Mr. E. A. Stout of the City Hotel. The Delaware City Cornet Band is a well trained organization and a credit to the town. j i j ample which was pr The festivities ended shortly before 11 o'clock, when the people dispersed, all well pleased that the eleventh anniversary of the nation's birth had passed off in Delaware City without accident hundred and npleasant incident. Not A Fish Story. Among the very companionable gentle •ho, with their families, are sojourn ing at the City Hotel are Messrs. S. C. Worman and Thomas Fitzgerald, the for importer of wines and liquors, 355 North Second Street, Philadelphia, and the latter of the Germantown (Pa..) Hosie ry Mills. These gentlemen, with two friends, went for a few hours* sport among the finny tribe. From the number of baskets filled with provisions and the hampers ofj various articles fairlv loaded the boat to the gunwales, it was wondered where they ^proposed to put their catch. Curiosity was, satisfied when the party returned, late in the after noon. They had performed the magi cian's trick of transforming the original contents oi those baskets, hambers, etc., into fiish—real fiish—such as rock, pearch, catfish, and the like, to the extent 01 about 60 pounds. < >ur native fishermen think that these Philadelphia sports will force them to look more closely to their aurel«, with practice. ice that ECONOMY IS WEALTH ! 99 R A. \I00DY. Q N. BRLOHl äs? DELAWARE CITY CARRIAGE AftDA GRICULTURAL WORKS. Tfl THF Pimilf. THE UNDERSIGNED KEEPS ON xu me iudliui hand, or will , nake to order ALL KINI>S OB' Carriages, WAGONS, CARTS, AGRICULTI IMPLEMENTS, ETC. We handle the WALTER A. WOOD Harvester, Binders, Mowers, Rakes and Farming Utensils of all kinds and of Every Description. Wheelrights and Blacksmiths. AGENT FOR CHILLED PLOWS. Vessel Ironing and Ship Work • A Specialty. Dealers in all kinds of Castings; also sell the Wonderful 5®* Horse Shoeing Parvin Iron Wag-on, and Adams Wheel Cultivator, -A- FINE IMPI.JÛMKNT R. A. MOODY & CO. Oor. Washington Avenue and Henry Streets, DELAWARE CITY , DEL. Charles Gb Alexander, GRAIN, COAL, LiIMtÜ. PLASTER, CEMENT, HALT AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, -- CUCUMBER WOOD PUMPS, ETC., ETC. COR. FRONT AND WASHINGTON ST., CITY. DELAWARE CITY HOTEL, DELAWARE CITY, DEL Proprietor. mmm THOROUGNLY RENO VATED AND REFURNISHED. .■•-pi *$*5 jip Excellent Boating and Fishing and Gunning. Steamers from Baltimore daily. Steamers leave Philadelphia foot of Arch St., 8 a. m., and 3 p. m., daily. First class livery stable attached. Special terms for the Summer. Correspondence promptly attended to. JAMES M. JESTER, -At Delaware City Hotel—. DELAWARE CITY, DELAWARE LIVERY AND SALE STABLES. double; and comfortable carriages, always •ift horses, single eying of travelers to ail points. Gentle ami in readiness for the JOS. 0. McCOLLEY, Jr. FINE FURNITURE AND BEDDING, Fine Furniture and Beddings of every description at the LOWEST PKICES Possible for good work. Walnut Frame Plush Parlor Suits? pieces $35.00. Walnut Chamber Suits 8 pieces $30 OO. Ash Chamber Suits 8 pieces $25.00. Cot tage Suits 8 pieces $20.00. V our Inspection Solicited. Upon Comparison you will - find my prices as low it not lower than any other House in Philadelphia. 3"41 Morth Second Street, »PHILADELPHIA. PA.