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The Sunday Critic.
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY MORNING: Office : No, 1, Clayton House Building. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. CHAS. H VARY, HOWARD SHAOE. A s* , Editor. • - Associate Served by Carriers in all Parts of the $ 1.00 a Year. Subscription Rates, On!?/ id Cent Hu tulap Paper in th* State. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1883. Salutatory. We make our bow to the public this morning with the Critic. You will consider this our personal call. We are small but vigorous. There is but one other Sunday paper in the State. Com petition is the father of excellence, and it will make us good and improve friend. Delaware with its manufactures, statesmen, peaches and politicians surely support two Sunday papers. Are we right? Your patronage can answer. We want your support and will strive to merit it. our can We would like onr friends to compare us with our big contemporary to-day. We trust we will not suffer greatly in comparison. The Critic will deal with all ques tions and all sides of politics when it i. necessary. A political editorial giveth joy but a big "ad." bringeth great gladnesss. If THERE is any doubt in the case ol Jeremiah Harrigan and there certainly is, in the name of all that is good, let him have the benefit of it. Why does the News thrist so for his blood. The Wilmingloman seems concerned about the Critic. We are a David Does the editor of the Wilmingtonian remember that ancient battle ? History oft repeats itself. The Every Evening of yesterday is a noble edition. It is a double sheet anc is a great credit to the city. Long mat its continue to be able to publish sud editions. A Mississippi murderer shot through the air and landed on the golden'stairs,ai the top of which are angel stood with a snow white smoking jacket and filigree gold slippers. If our own hero will heed the advice of the judge who sentenced him, he will probably find a jury of white robed angels at the top of the stairs, »hr will tel l him that he is^apgMtnd escort that highest par^^rHra v'en which is exclusively reserved for murderers. The Philadelphia Call pathetically speaks of the school-master, who lan guidly reposed on the point of a bent pin for the millioneth part of a second, ano then jumped up. That is nothing, an English writer ran bend the whole of his energies to an abstruse subjects for lest time than that, and come to Boston and tell what he permits, and fill his pockets with broad and unbent dollars. The Wilmingtonian takes it to heart because it thinks the elder members ol the medical profession did not attend Dr. Kirchner's funeral because he was not a member of the State Medical Society. Perhaps the elder members invited. were noi And it may be barely possible that the deceased did not break any bones during his life time trying to please the elder members. The Municiple court and the police coming on finely, and the young lawyer will learn to be a judge in time And in time the police will learn to be good cops. Let them help each other and they can then serve the people Thieves are already getting tired of Wilmington. are ti The " old Gazette —which is no more—stood up against the ever-chang ing fortunes ot this world for nine and If the Morning News stands up so long, with the present rate ot growth in our city continued, it will still be the best morning daily paper for a city of almost 500,000 inhabitants. Newport, Greenville, Rockland and Riverview will then be a part of the city, and New Castle, Faulkland, Centreville, Talleyville, Talley's and Grub's Corners and Claymont will be flourishing suburbs. The Morning News will be a sixten-page daily, and its priee will still be two a copy.'— Morning News. We will b. there too, kind friends of the News, with an enlargement week and a Sunday dinner for poor subscriber. ninety years. is fif so in cents the every every The List Case. The List case which has jnst been finished, the dread sentence of the law having been pronounced, is one of the most remarkable in the criminal records of the centry viewed from certain singu lar stand points. On the ninth day of September, 1863 Lewis List shot and killed John R. Bayliss a constable and police officer of this cit y. List was in Eubscribe for the " Sunday Critic." Only tl a year. and it coy can with day dieted and at the November Term 1863 he was tried and acquitted. Most every one is familiar with the defense in that case. It was shown that the deceased had attempted to force his,way into List's hfttis'h wiHi aVlrawn piätdNtnd was shot and ble as tbe'jury deemed the killing justifica as indeed it was. On the 8th day of September 1883 just twenty years after the commission of the first crime Lewis F. List son of the preceding shot and killed George B. Taylor, and his father being connected with the affair rested as an accessary. Everybody is aware of the proceedings. Lewis F. List was convicted of degree" and Lewis List of murder of the second degree and, unless there is some interference the young man will be hung on March 14th, and the old will end i;is miserable existence in the county jail. But a singular circumstance in the case was that at the trial of the elder List in 1863 his wife with her infant was ar Murder of the first mar . • r - r , . . . sat in front of the dock awaiting the verdict as to her husbands guilt, and twenty years after she sat in front of the "'ock again to hear the verdict as to her husband and to that son now grown a , . . , , , . ... man and on trial for his life. George Gray, Esq., was prosecutor in both cases being Deputy in 1S63 and Attorney General in 1883. son, As to the righteousness of the verdict we will not express an opinion. New Castle Connty has been treated to remarkable verdicts in the past few years, and this one is no exception. That the jury may have been solicitous for tlir »food of society is possible, but that the\ manifested any great degree of intelli g- nee is clearly aettled by the remarkable verdict. The efforts of the defense after the verdicts were entireh proper, and their point was well taken against the form of the verdict, and the decision of the Court by no means settled satisfactorily the important question ol aw involved. The cases cited by th< lefense were to the point, and the cited by the State were not entirely satis tactory in rebutting them. It C 3 n be lerstood how oneof two defendants might in an unreasonable passion kill another, vhile the other have a cool design t; :ause a death by working upon the feel gs of the slayer, and it would be unjust to hang the slayer for the sake of punish ing the instigator, murder and manslaughter was not in this some very cases un n But the question o( Both were convicted of murder, one ol the second degree, and the other of the rirst degree, and the elder List harged with aiding and abetting his who was convicted of murder in the first degree. That there was room to imply malice on the part of the young certain, but no srlch thing could bt entertained in favor of the elder List, (if his son was guilty of murder in the first degree) he was aiding and abetting, and they should have been convicted of the same offense. was man is If it was clear to the jury that they were just to the elder List, the younger should have received the same penalty. It was surely not sympathy for the old man that led them to favor him, for his previous bad character had muclr to do with the prejudice against them, which surely worked them disaster. We hope that this point may be fnrthe sidered in all its bearings, manslaughter in the same verdict may be possible, but a combination of the two different degress passeth ail understand r con Murder and ing. The Holiday Visitor has made its customary appearance and the principal feature of it is the One Hundred Dollar Christmas Prize Story. The young lady who has been successful is to be congratu lated. The make up of the story, the plot and the well grounded incidents,with the felicity of expression, go to make an exceedingly creditable effort and the writer may well feel encouraged to tinue her literary efforts. It is to be regretted, that, in the make up of the Visitor its publisher saw fit to alternate literature with advertisements as neither beautified by the others proximity con is But what is almost an act of vandalism fif we may use the word) is the a dver tisements in the body of the piece, feel pretty certain that the author with her good taste, never, in her original draft of the story, gave place to lines so advertising in their nature, piece has quite enough local character istic without naming the stores and win dow passed and seen by the two children, in the story. We The This must surely have grated on the sensibilities of the writer herself. We trust that the publishers will allow Miss Carpenter to eliminate from the story these objectionable passages and then do her the reparation of printing as if it were " literature " and not a 'de it coy advertisement. 1 Nothing, however, can entirely spoil a good production, and while the writer, is to be symoathised with what was not her fault, she must be commended for having made Christmas Mallie's a story of which every body living here and knowing her, is proud. All the news for 2 cents, the " Sun day Critic." musical and Dramatic 1 V< tes. —Marie Van Zanzt is a grahd daughter of the late Signor Blitz. Her age is 22. —Salvini has written stating, inDosi tive terms, that he will revist At üefi next year" —It is probable that Lester Wafbtck's company will go to the Australian colo nies next May. —Callender's Consolidated Colored Minstrels will appear at theGaiete Tnet tre, Paiis, eaily in March. —Turgenieff'stwo-act comedy, ''The Baead ol Gr. ce," achieved great success at Frank fort-on-Main. —Miss Naomi Divenport is to star, and Mr. Henry E. Warren, of Troy, N. Y., is to be her manager. —Masager Daniel Latham, Ethel Ar den, and Adeline Stanhope are princi pals of the first American company seen in Buenos Ayers. —Rumor has it that Spencer Cone has inherited some money, with which he in tends to build a theater for his sister, Kate Claxton. IC.I of is of is 1 —Manager Horace Wall, of the Southern Combination, says that young Lyfton is a second Dundreary judgment and large receipts. —Joseph Joachim is bringing out the }' ou "£ A |: ' er| C; ,n pianist, M. Alexander Lambert, of New Yotk, with whom he recently gave a concert at Gottingen. —Anton Rubcnstein, the famous R sian pianist, has, it is stated, received .. offer of $125.000 for a seiies of 150 certs in the Uuited States. come to US con It is not yet known whether M. Rubenstein will ac cept the proposal. —Mr. Henry E. Abbey's operatic rep ertoire for the Cincinnati Festival Febru ary 11, will comprise Lel'rophete, Lucia, Gicondia, 11 Trovatore, Le Nuzze di Figaro, La Smonambula, Mignon, H let, Robert le Diable, Marta, and Metis toL les. nm —Mary Anderson reems to have final ly captured John Bull, horns, hide, hoots, and all, and her Galatea was the picture that did it. There are few more beauti lul or artistic personations on the dram atic stage than Mary Anderson's Gala :<u. ■Herr Joachim, the greatest living violinist, has been engaged to give one hundred concerts in the United States next season, and he is to receive 300,000 trances. — Carl Baermaun, the celebrated pianist from Munich now of Boston, has scored a great success thus far in America. His interpretation of Beethoven's " Em peror," Orchestra, has never been surpassed in his country, and has been equalled only by Rubenstein. concerto with the Thomas George Lehmann, a young musician, nineteen years of age, made his debut Ftiday evening,at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as the "Young American Violin Virtuoso." Mr. Lehman, who studied Leipsic for three years, took the prize at the Conseivatory of Music at that place His reeeption was very llatterintr ' , —Edwin Booth is at present delighting New York. His reception has left no doubt,that he holds the warmest snrfl'n-* die- hearts of the American people! His foreign travels have had considerable influence on his acting and in some of ! his parts notably "Richelieu," there has been some modification. An actor of Booth's ripe dramatic scholorship is ever ready to add an intellectual point It is quite impossible that eccentricities and mannerisms should ever disfigure his work. 0 The Rajah —The success of this merry comedy at the Madison Square Theatre this summer has been something phenomenal. Wc opine very few people nave a clear understanding of the mean- j ing of the word'Rajah'. ' It is literally an East Indian word, meanjng an abso- , ute monarch or potentate. As applied j Tif ; Voting » play, however, it has a different meaning. Harold Wynoot' re- 1 ceived the appellation from his associates while living in India, from his indolent air as well as his his indiff-r-nce to his surroundings or happenings in any wav in this manner he became know^ as 'Tl é Rajah,' which cognomen even clung t , j him when he resided in England in after I years. The original cast and scenery of j this remarkable play will be seen bere on ' —Giuseppe, Marquis de Candi, t Y better known as M.trio who has just dieu in Rome, was bornât Tur.n in , 0 ! aristocratic family, and evinced from his I boyhood high musical abilities. 1111830! he received his commission as officer in ! the Chasseurs Sardes; but having in. volved himself in some youthful escapade ■ was ordered from Genoa to a temporary ! t retreat at Cagliari. From thence he I threw up his commissions and finally I escaped to Paris on his resignation j at being accepted. The young Sardinian j deserter speedily won his way into the most exclusive circles of fashionable Paris, both for the manliness ot hi-, * nature and the charm of his exquiU e voice, he was appointed first tenor of tire Opera, with a sal try of December 19. 1,00 » francs per month, and at that time changed his >'° iimac to Mario. After two years at the Conservatoire, he made his debut on Dec. 2, 1838 in Robert le Diable and this be- I gan his great career, which was the j longest and most brilliant ever known, As a tenor lie never had an equal. In ! the days of his financial prosperity he was esteemed for his large handed ls liberality to the political exties of Ins country and to struggling artists. His repertoire included ail the great works l * of the masters of operatic composition. For years, however, he was quite pruili gate and lost most of his fortune gambling. A few years since, friends purchased him an annuity ot of $1,500 on which he was able to'live comfortably, he kept himself continually busy for he was a man of many au dit' ments, to- he could paint, draw, model, and besides was an antiquarian of no mean order. His first tour in America R was about 1857. He again came here m 1S72 but he was too old to sing and 1 ot the trip was a failure. ! ■,! the m his The only 2 cent Sunday newspapei in Delaware, the " Critic," ö cents a' mouth. i > -Henry Irving is in Boston. There, in New York and Philadelphia, his work is looked upon with great interest. The same difference of opinion is exist ing among his critics, his excellence as an tes. as 22. colo star, Ar seen has in They all admire actor, bnt they all have a different estim tes of his faults. As to Miss Terry, there is but one opin ion in America, and that is that she never been surpassed on the American stage. Her reception in Boston, in "Portia" w.-s far more flattering than that given to Irving as "Shylock. IC.I 1 1 here was a peculiar performance at Steinway Hall, New York, Friday, Peculiar in all respects, from audience to programme. Josh Billings of all this peculiarity, village lecture to a village audience, and 1 j->kes and bucolic metaphors elicited storms of provincial applause. Josh spoke of mules, mother-in law, mosquitoes, the Si/nes tectufarus, the hhilta Germanica and other dipterous things, marriage, deaths, house-keeping, farming and other things germain to the title of his lecture, Life." He was applauded from beginning to end, and the warm reception of his allusions to district schools, cross-roads end village stores showed plainly he in the presence of a suburban eudience. ! he rest of the entertainment which give n under the auspices of John A. Dix G. A. R. Post, consisted of a vocal con cert by amateurs, who sang, "Way down upon the Suwanee River" and other well known songs. The hall was full of sat isfied people. as the centre Me delivered a his i ur, "The Probabilities of the the he IS IS to was US yet ac Bl'SINFSS BUDGETS. di — Go to W. B. Jefferis for Notions. —Ebbitt House. John Smith.proprktor Vary's Philadelphia 150t. Express. 42S Market street. — Two messengers to Philadelphia daily, Vary's Express. —Relabiiability Philadelphia messenger's — Punctuality Philadelphia 1 set. express. Googin fine groceries nth and Tat undoubted—Vary's person i fied—Vary's nail. — For Fine Photographs, go to Fairtc's No. 4 East Third street. Open all day Christmas. It will suit you hen you want a suit to get suited at Pennock & Fore man's Gre .t Warbrobe. —F. Wagner's piano emporum, is the place to get something really fine and exquisite in lone. Wanted: —Every one to read the "Clitic's advertisements. Wanted :—Your subscription for the 'Critic". e. 1 Stansbury Murray 104 East Front street, has the popular Wales' cigars and he does shaving first class. r- , .. " 1 ' er g u son the Taffy man at ir East . , strei : t ' D mak foR the finest Mixtures t0 ' Vn °' 1 ,e money ' — Have Your Holiday Printing ! c!one ljy Cewis, the Practical Job Pi inter, - N '°- 4 Third sUcct, (between Market and King.) Erst-class work at fair prices, —Frank Corbit the well-known tailor, °f 233 Market street, will suit the most fastidious P 'fel. —Nothing. Wanted : Our readers to inform the "Critic's" Society editor, of social events. Wanted ; -Five Hundred News boys to sell the "Sunday Critic" every Sun day morning. Give him a call. taste as regards wearing ap What can be said further? Why? j an invitin -Wescott and Cummings of 302, , Market street are photographers of thé j "first water. What can be more ap propriate for Christmas than a life-like 1 photo, of votirself to a friend ? * v . ' . ♦ * * *- r h ei > of 4°5 Shipley street j v,n ! S 01,1 b °'Y e bcll;,l,ful P ,t,ur ' ; ! at m ° st price». What i T"' - ! ' ho,v the laSte ° f a , j "T thjn Us P lctur ' s weil framed, I ÇHUISIMAS PRESENTS.—Photograph j ™ " llI1!5 2 5 cents to $t.oo, Whisp Holder ' cei,ls 10 # 3 - 00 > Combinations, con taining, Minor, Comb, Tooth Pick Nail Y learicr * ,lnd etc -> 8x10 b rames in Gold, •ind''s n ' n>n f'À < -°PP er > Plush, Velvet ! ?".£ B n.-v^ s elt ' I Z " '" 1 '. 8 tjst bL ' ve,ul ' bUee 11 our hrst issues ol the Critic we ! are P k ' ased 10 rei1 '*nd our readers that tlie enter P r >sing firm of Taylor & Ful ■ ,arton > can be found at No. 302 King st. ! t * ies ? gentlemen commenced business j I 'Tf y ''even years ago both beidg prac- j I uc e persons with long experience they j j at once took a prominent position among j j our * ,ru 8R' st5 i their store is oneof the I nc utest and cleanest in the city, and all who buy their Drugs and medicines of * ay * or 'V 1 -ullerton will be sure of get tlnk '' P ure > fresh, and llean articles, IUücltMate prices. —Capt. E. Shaw, 12 East 5th street, is always pleased to see his fuends and patrons, and bee f lie best whiskies, brandies an al ways be found here with lunch. etc. t. at Give them a cull. Messrs. E. C. Dawson & Co., invite >'° 11 tu inspect their elegant line of jew «-dry consisting of everything in thejeweiry lme - In special designs gotten up for) I this market and the holiday trade, their j j assortment of clocks is worthy their ' your attention as they have them of every 1 ! make and sttle all qualities and at any j price to suit you. Their stock of watches 1 ls complete in every particular. Their ! specialty is fine gold and silver watches, and fine diamonds. To this line of goods l * 1L 'y aik your especial attention. Know *"g that we can supply you most suiis factorily. n tt j j*, . 1 Une llundretlt h Anniversary, Sunday next, will be the one hundredth j anniversary of the surrender of his sword by George Washington as coin- ! mander in chief ol the continent d army, R >s proposed to celebrate the event by appropriate services in all the churches ot the country. A bill lias already been introduced to have the President declare ! the following M inday as a legal ho'id ty. j 111- i 1 hese goods are guaranteed. I Visit them before making your purchases. ' Subscribe for tne " Sunuay Critic.' Only $ 1,00 a year. his all at to Headquarters a for of IS Useful and Beautiful Holiday Presents at » I James & Webb's 224 j ! i j j j j I Market Street ! Everybody IS Invited j 1 j 1 ! to i i WILMINGTON'S MORTALITY. Number of Deaths During the Past Week—also Births and Marriages. For the week ending Siturdav. De cember 15th. twenty dpaths were reported to Registrar E. B. Frazer, as having occurred in this city, ni follows; Born in the United States. 14 ; foreign, 6; adults, 11; minors, 6; males, 7; females, 13; white, 19; black. The causes of death were; Consump tion, 5; diptheria, 2; dinthrria croup, 2 ; chronic hronchetis, capillory bron chetis, catarh, cancer of the breast, car cinnm 1 of lungs, heart disease, (mitoral valves) metnbranens croup, measles, old age, pneumonia, paralysis, one each. Still horn, 4 males; dead born 1 I lack female. Brought here for interment, I ; sent away, 2; passed through city, 1. The ages of the deceased were ; Under one year, 1 ; 1 to 2. 3 ; 2 to 5, 2 ; 5 to to. 3 : 20 to 30, 2 ; 30 to 40, 3 ; 50 to 60, 2 ; 60 to 70, 3 ; 80 to 90, I. By wards: First Ward, 3; Second, 3; Third, 1; Fourth, 1; Fifth, 1; 2; Seventh, 5- Eighth, 2; i ; Tenth, 2. For the same tere 15 deaths Sixth, Ninth, week last year there reported. During the present week 26 births reported, 14 males and 12 females. Mirri-igrs reported. A. TRAYNOR, 105 WEST FIFTH ST. Everything pertaining to the Livery Business in first-class style. OrCHAKCES MODERATE. dec 15-it SATISFAt HON GUARANTEED OR Mi NEY REFUNDED. CRIER & BROTHER, FINE TEAS, COFFEES, AND SRICES. No. 7 E Third Street, Wilmington, Del. BRANDYWINE BEER. HARTMANN & FEIIRENBACH Brewers. In brewing, our Beer is equal to any in the country. MAIN DEPOT : FOURTH & FRENCH STS. DUNCAN BROS. 214 MARKET ST., ET ardware and Cutlery OF ALL KINDS. Silver-plated, Knives and Forks, Silver plated Spoons, Tool Cnests, Scroll Saws, Bird Cages, Skates, etc., For the Holidays. dec. 15- 4 t; HEADQUARTERS FOR FIREMEN & OTHERS 300 and 302 East Fourth Street. Call and see the display of Fire men's articles. john McCaffrey FIRST ASSISTANT ENGINEER, Wilmington Fire Dept. * deci5-i LOST. Several clays ago, a small I-lad; caba containing a dog c'iain and otli r articles. The linder will be rewarded by returning to John McCaffrey, No. 300 E. Ft nu t h Street. dec15 it F EOF. A. S. Webster's -select DANCING ACADEMY » MASONIC TEMPLE. SECOND QUARTER NOW OPEN. Classes . Ladies and Children, Thursday after noon from 5 to 6. Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5. Gentlemen's Class — Monday, Wed nesday and Thursday Evenings, from 8 to to o'clock. Select Sociables every Thursday even ing for scholars and former pupils. Especial attent'on given to the instruc tion of Ladies and Children. I am now introducing entirely new dances, from the Association, during this quarter. For terms, apply to H. F. Robelin, 710 Maiket .Street; at my residence, 503 West 1 bird Street, or by mail at the Masonic Ttmple. deci5-2t I. H. JEFFERIS, 00000000c 000000 CHOICEST CIGARS, FINEST TOBACCOS. 0000000 00 000000 MU dé* 'lat null Sts , WiLMING'lON, DEL A. IT. Cur