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Mukwonago, Wis 2t District Map of Delaware The STATE SENTINEL of Dover is hav ing prepared and will soon be ready to deliver a New Map of Delaware, giving the boundaries of the Representative and Senatorial Districts as provided by the .10 will secure this valuable Map andthe State Sentinel for one year. The number is limited: subscribe at once. New subscribers will receive the paper the balance of this year free. Address, with remittance, Tux State Sentinel, Dover, Del. w Constitution. ft I i ASBURY AND COKE WEPT HERE The First Methodist Church In This Next Sundav the 114th anniversary of i Barratt's Chapel will be celebrated at that historic place of worship in the southeastern part of Murderkill hundred and about one mile from the ancient town of Frederica. The old chapel, which is called "The Cradle of Methodism," was built nearly 118 years ago, but the anniversary is dated from four years later, when the first Quarterly Meeting was held in the building. " The historic old Barratt's was built in a grove of oak trees, many of which are standing today and their massive and gnarled trunks and their wide spreading limbs testify that they have been guar dians of this ancient place of worship! for over a century and have sheltered the hardv pioneers from the broiling sun for nearly a century before. The old oaks have moaned in sympathy with the suffering pioneers during the chilling! winter months when they were Strug gling for civil and religious liberty, and who were trving to convert a wilderness into a habitable God fearing country by industry and labor. Yet, these pioneers persevered, and not only brought the land under cultivation, but cared for the spiritual welfare of their respective fami lies, meeting from house to house and some times when the worshipers were too numerous to be accommodated with in doors the meetings were held beneath the old oak trees on the spot where now stands a substantial proofof their relig ious aspirations. Few changes have been made in the lew changes nave Deen maae in t ie chapel. The old bench on which Coke Asburv sat nnd went, and kissed 1 A fP UI 7 sa J, ana -Y pt anQ MSBtu each other is still in evidence. The Rarratt familv who were so active ine uarratt iainuy wno were so active in the construction of the chapel are now almost pvtinet there heinv hill few direct dernidanteotPhUiD Barrett the founder aecenaants oi rnnip narrate,tne lounuci of the church. The pulpit will be filled on this occa B, onby former Presiding Elder Barratt morning and evening^ The surroundings' of the chapel are beautiful and kept in excellent order by sexton John Ryan, who lives with his fannly in a house situated in the church The grove is a beautiful clump of mammoth oak. trees, while the ground beneath them is covered w th a luxuriant several dwellings Through the grove and trough fo^the acmmodaUon "S who attend church by teams. On the left of the chape is the come f' lt *' a !r n i )rl t | lp W p a n ,i r ond "an iron the front a ong the end and an iron fence along the entire front. The bury ing ground is vvell kept and laid out and many, if not, all of tne founders of the chapel, sleep withm its gates. .... The little lyy-covered church will not hold one-third of the people who attend the anniversary celebrations, for they come hundreds of miles and f 10m manj different states to see the Methodism struggled for its existence111 the United States and where through John Hesley and his emissaries a gra and permanent victory was won. Tbe following is a true and historical fn C |°7m ald nf 'tTo npl'^dmihi fnI voars in 1/80. and of the next doubtful years of its existence: Barratt s Chapel is located on what was formerly known as William's Chance and is a noted land ^inaik in the history j of the Methodist Kpisc^pal (church in 1 this county. It is situated about one mile north of the town of hrederica, on l ^ lu roa , d . leading, t° Dover, file land ; upon winch it is located was deeded by ; Phillips Barratt, Augnst 17th, 1780, i Reytnar williams, David Lewis, Waitman hippie, Samuel Smith, Caleb p urber , Johnathan Furbee, Andrew Burdin, William Virden and Daniel James," trustees. The deed of feoffment, after, receiving the nominal consideration of five sliil-i lings current money, continues in these words: "For divers other causes and considerations thereunto moving him, the said Phillip Barratt have granted— t All that part of a tract or parcel of land I called Williams' Chance—Beginning at a 1 marked hickory bush standing about three feet to th e eastward from where a marked red oak formerly stood, being a corner tre€ of <aid williams' Chance, as also a corner of a tract of land called Ous bee,and about eight perches from the east ernmost corner of a brick building now carrying on and intended fora Preaching House or Chappel, there runs northwest thirteen perches to a hickory saplin marked with nine notches, then south west bv west thirteen perches to a hickory bush marked as aforesaid, then southeast thirteen perches to a red oak saplin marked as aforesaid, standing in or near the line of Bowers Furbee's part of Williams' Chance, that with that line to the beginning aforesaid containing one acre of land, be the Bame more or less— Nevertheless, upon special trust and con fidence and to the intent and express purpose of building a Preaching H< apel thereon, and that they, the said trustees and survivors of them and the trustees for the time being, do and shall and shall from time to time and for all times forever thereafter, permit such person as shall be appointed at the Yearly Conference of the people called Methodists held in America to preach and expound God's word and no others, to have and to enjoy the said premises, provided always that the said (preacher) preach no other doctrine than is con tained in the Rev. John Wessley's notes on the New Testament and from volumes of sermons. Historic Barratt's Chapel Will Celebrate Its 114th Anniver sary Next Sunday. Country Stands Near Frederica, Del—Named For One of the Country's Old and Illus trious Families. ouse or Rev. Freeborn Garretteon gave the first impetus to Methodism that eventuated in the formation of the strongest hior archey of any Protestant denomination on this Peninsula. In the year 1778 lie preached at the house of a Mr. Lewis, who, in company with Phillip Barrett, Johnathan Sipple and their families, became so much tn teretted by his preaching in the teach ings of John Wesley, that they formed themselves with others into a society of Methodists. At this time it was the custom of the people to meet by appointment at each other's houses in the mornings for pray ers, and to listen to a discourse from some passing itinerant. It often hap I pened that more people assembled on these occasions than could be accommo dated with house room, particularly on i Sundays and during revival seasons. audiences, the followers of John Wesley ' felt greatly in need of more spacious ac- i cominodations. * ],, March 1780, Phillip Barrett and Waitman Sipple took the initiative in erecting a meeting house, the result of which was Barratt's Chapel. The edifice was 42x48 feet, two stories high, and had a vestry room connected with it. There is a tradition that the bricks of which it was built were imported from Holland, which is highly improbable, as the clay i in the immediate vicinity is as good as any in the world for bricks, and the art of making bricks was already known, as bricks had been burned at Lewes and other places on the Peninsula many years before this time. The house was furnished with a pulpit and occupied as a place of worship in the latter part of the same year. In November, 1784, Dr. Samuel Megaw, who had been rector of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Third and Walnut streets, Philadelphia, Bishop Asbury, Caleb B. Pedicord, Jo ! seph Hartley, Rev. Cromwell and Revi i Thomas Coke, L.L. D., met at Barratt's Chapel and celebrated the first quarterly meeting held there, at which one thou sand people were estimated to have been j present. It was on this occasion, No i vember 14, that Dr. Coke,who preaching the sermon of the day, first met Francis Asburv and concerted those measures by which the Methodist Episcopal I Church was organized in America, which was effected at Baltimore, Md., a few weeks later. At that meeting As burv was elected the first bishop in America and was consecrated by Dr. Coke, who had been ordained the first bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church by John Wesley himself. The old fashioned high pulpit, which was reached by.a flight of steps and which almost concealed the preacher from the congregation, has been remod-; eled to suit modern ideas; but the seat or wooden bench upon which Bishops Coke and Asbury anil other pioneers of , , .-G T , rPBPrvpd as a the church sat, is still preserveu as a memento. I'or the first sixty years of itp .1 mound was the only > ts existence tne giounu was me on y flooring of the church, and the walls , f, . , lt and m-imitive were lett m an uncoutn ana primitive state. Yet, notwithstanding these in conveniences, the early fathers and , , , rbnrpb ; n i 8rae i neV er ! Sawed to meet here and hold divine ser ceased to meet here and hold divine ser vice. hasenioved the minis trainsof wmrof the astical luminaries in the church, but the most memorable epoch in its history B yea Showing and^hei ^^c^tlo^To'threp&copacy fol the ordination of the Rev. Ezekiel then c «ributed e whatever o°f suctom t^e Metho d iTt Episcopal Child, has a chieved throug h the wor'ld. SEARCH FOR A SUN SPOT - observalion in This City Shows That the Ho,e in old So, ' s " phi *" St It 1 se . ()n Wednesday last from the observa torv on tbe top of the residence at Seventh and Washington streets, one of j t be ] ar g esb astronomical, instruments uged bl tb j s city was brought to play on j .< 01d So i." By the powerful mechanism of the in 1 strr'ment it was seen that a great sun j g p ot| which lias for some time past been V | 8 ii,ie, is again sailing across the sun's ; disc uncllanged as to size and general appearance, but considerably altered in j ts internal details. Instead of one large and fairl . v rolllld dark opening, stir roundc(1 by the usua l penumbra, as it was depicted last month, there are now three openings, two of which are par j tiallv "bridged." The indications are that the spot is closing up. hollowing it, jxt a distance of two or three times its own diameter, is a group of relatively small spots, one of which, however, is fairly large, and preceding it, at about 1 twice that distance, is another group of | email spots. The extent of the disturbed area is about one-fourth of the diameter of the sun's disc, nr, say, about 200,090 ; miles. The large spot is visible to the 1 miked eve. Oil Wednesday morning it j was just fairly across the sun's central I meridian. .... This spot was first observed on the third of last month, when it was seen j rounding into view at the sun h eastern limb. It crossed the sun's central men t dian on the 9th of the month. On the I evening of that day an unusually tine 1 auroral display was witnessed in Eng land—perhaps elsewhere—ot which a graphic account is given in .Ac,Our for September 15. The writer of the article points to the fact that the great spot was then crossing the sun's meridian as a notable coincidence, and he States fur tlier that the automatic recording instru ment for magnetic declination in the Physics Department at South Kensington ; showed a large disturbance on the same ; . - .. . evening. A conspicuous magnetic storm ; was also recorded at Kew while the aurora was in progress. All of which is : confirmatory of the view of those sun spot observers who hold that it is when the spots are on the sun s meridian that auroras and magnetic storms are the most likely to occur. Other observers: maintain, however, that the critical time is when the spots are just rounding into view at the sun's eastern limb, and they, too can point to this spot in confirmation of their belief. This writer goes on to state that "a very bright aurora was recorded by several observers on the previous Friday even ing, September 2, on which night the spot would be coming around the eastern limb, and magnetic disturbances were photographed on that evening also." So there we are, no wiser than before. Mrs. Smith, who has been visiting Mr. : , , . . ... A masquerade party was given on Fn day evening at the home of Miss Alicel Turner, No. 90o Pine street. Those pre sent spent a very enjoyable evening. The Rev. T. A. McCurdy, D. D., will, j on Thursday evening, October 27, unite in marriage Miss Lillian 8. Berlin, daugh ter of Frofessor Berlin, and Charles A. Rice, in Central Presbyterian Church. Miss Florence M. Harper left this city j yesterday for Nyack College, New York. : and Mrs. David Appleby, near Chris tiana, has returned home. . . ... . A Wilmington man who recently vis ited Washington met a man by the name of George Washington and by reason of his residing in the city named after the celebrated General Washington came to l} 1 ® conclusion that he must be related to the great truth teller George. The man on being questioned on the matter stated that he was not aware of anv rela tionsliip existing between he and former I resident Washington, ' ou wl11 find that it is a common occurrence to find persons in this city pained George Washington, and the ina jonty of them you will find are colored people, said the other. \ousee in slavery days, they usually were desig nated by the name of the family or plan tation to which they belonged, and thus many Colonel George Washingtons are also found scattered aiound throughout the country. Becoming interested, the young man looked up some of the V\ ashingtons of the large cities. The capital seemed to be the home of George Washingtons, as there are less than forty-one living there today. Curiously, not one of these is re corded as being colored, although this cannot be altogether correct, especially as the number includes twenty-one laboi era. hour are drivers, there is a painter, 11 barber, a janitor, five waiters, a coach ! man, a bricklayer, a porter, a confec ; turner, and one clerk not evenapro fessional man, much less a I resident, Returning to his home m this city he looked up tie number of UeorgeWash mgtons and to his surprise found only three, two of whom were colored laborers > , pmanand „ teamster ana one a wnue man ana a leamstei. The colored men had descended, as from slaves who were form tney siatea, irom slaves, wno were lorin erlv the property of "Massa" George . , ,. w v,ite man while «asinngton, out tne wnne man wnue coining of Virginia stock did not lay claim to any relationship whatever. Themanbecominginterestedinlocat G e Washingtons proceeded to examine the directories of the following large cities when convenient and found ^ number of the honored name as De '°" ." a eu ' , . li t of cities "here Cng 32Earned after the father of his country; then lie found 26 ®w _ r eans, pj*j} a( jgi p h' 15 j n il^nnTh^S in Cha" ? S S, 10 in Louisville, 10 in Kansas City, 9 in j ^'^^Ve^York'Ci'ty'fecolds olih-T, | Wa^ngto"!'^^'reconl^ in some thirty odd citice. This number , WQuld proba £ ly be don bled if all the ! cities of the country had been included; and with the addition of those living outside of the city limits, it is safe to say teat there are nearlv a thousand George ; Washingtons in the United States today, j The occupations of those recorded sbo w that with few exceptions they are among the manual workers. There were drived, janitors barbers, conductors, C ookfe, lumbermen, carpenters, black smiths, icemen, shoemakers, porter.-, laundryraen, restaurateurs, coachmen, rivermen, brick makers, a ciothes cleaner, a leather decorator, 11 millwright, a lamp maker, a clocktnaker, a bookkeeper, and 1 0 ne real estate dealer among them. Scarcely'anv of those recorded had a mid | d | e initial. One of New York's colored George W'ash inglons keeps a barber shop. He is getting old, has lest his sight, but he en tertains his customers while his men do , the work. When asked about his name he said: ,4 I know a good manv George Washingtons and some of them tell queer stories about tracing their family name, b | lt -i tell the straight story about mine, My great-grandfather was in Washing 1 tun's army. lie adopted the name, and there have been three George Washing , tons in our family since. Yes, there are ! a g 00( j man y nl( ', re me J, of that name than are recorded in the cities. know of half a dozen right around here; ; one 0 f t bem d j e d recently." occurred to the investigator that t), ere were probably a like number of Abraham Lincolns snringing up tlirough , ou t the country, and especially among tbe co ) ored people, but this was not the cttgei there being none in most of the 1 cities, and not more than two or three in any one. ' -— _ STATE'S MINERAL OIL. - information Kcgarding Shipments <>f Many Citizens Named After the Great Soldier, Statesman and Trnth Teller. WILMINGTON HAS BUT THREE The Majority of This Name are Colored Men and in Most Cases are Descendants of the George Washington Slaves. Why, I Such 'Oils From This State. A bulletin issued by tbe bureau of Sta tisti at Washington, gives the follow • j n f ornia tion regarding the exports of m f neral oils from fe| aw are: Crude _ Durin g September, 1897, 5, 733072 gallons, valued at 1213,642; lust rnon [ b 4 504,465 gallons, valued at $184, 869 dur ' ing ' t he nine months ending with September, 1897, 53,599,565 gallons, va | ue d at $2,183,708; during the last nine , 5 f £19,785 gallons, valued at $1, 013535 ' ' ^ tbas _ U s t month, 700,000 gal i ons . valued at S38.500; during the last nine ' months t.oio 402 gallons, valued at ^a^nation-Daring September, 1897, j 032,100 gallons, valued at $78,130; last n ; ont ' t , fWffjb gallons, valued at *54 159. during the nine months ending ^ ^pt em &r, 1896, 16,523,112 gaf , on8j ya f ued a t $1,103,164; during the last nine months, 15,480,080 gallons, valued at $540,157. Residuum — During the last nine months, 42 gallons, valued at $3. Total exports—During September,1897, 7,016,078 gallons, valued at $291,772; last month, 6,865,115 gallons, valued at *377 528 dllr ' in „ t |ie nine montliB end f ' September, 1897, 70,122,677 va u, 0 d at $3,206,962; during the f aat nine mon ths, 68,066,309 gallons, valued at $2,547,106. Mrs. II. J. Toy and daughter, of West Chester, are visiting friends in this city.