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The Mother's Prayer.
WILLIAM n. TAPPAN. There is a st-ain whose soothing charm, Unknown to fancy's ear, Breathes o'er the soul a sacred balm, And angels bend to hear : 'Tis when with meekly lifted eye, That beams parental care With humble faith, and hallowed sigh, Ascends the Mother's prayer ! When childhood treads ils devious way; With thorny flowerets strewed ; When youth with lolly loves to stray, A stranger still to God ; — To Him, the source of sure relief, „ The suppliant doth repair ; She casts on Him her secret grief Who hears the Mother's prayer ! In manhood's prime the anxious Attends their footsteps still ; In all their pleasures bears a part And weeps the wayward ill ; While agonized with fear and love And heart, watchful care, Like incense sweet, ascends above, The pious Mother's prayer ! And while devotion, fear dispels With holy hope assured, Some kind commissioned spirit tells, '• Thy vows of faith are heard !" O, rich the meed that lieaven bestows, To hie s maternal eary ; And large the stream of love that flows, Called by a Mother's prayer. BREAKFAST BI NS. —It is said that Canton ginger is very palatable with ice cream. —" Render unto scissors the thing which are scissors." —The dude's absorbing pastime, i looking at his feet through the wrong end of an opera glass.— Li/e. —Hogs are frequently seen in the street in other unexpected cars as well as places. Grant and Tilden, each have a greasv pasteboard in their pockets, but the 'Ok Ticket' won't let them in. —"Policemen live longer than edi tors ."—Medical Journal. See whai plenty of sleep will do for a man. "Druggists die youngest of all men.' That is because none of them will tak. their o.vn medicine, they know how it i made. —A local paper states that a partv ol young men wi.l give a j lil patty at New Castle on Tuesday. The names of tin birds are withheld. —-The Rajah of Madison Sq Theatre fame, will be the teigning at traction of the week, for amusement seekers. —A lady married on Thanksgiving da\ received among her presents, a lace-pin of yellow gold in the design of turkey on a little golden platter, sur founded by rubies for cranberry sause. — Prostress. —News is a commodity which is always wclcmc to to tee CRITIC. So if you set any or hear any, or are given any, shoot it throngh the telephone or drop it in the mail, while it is warm with recent occur rence. The editor will boil it down, and season it with his own quill par-excellence. —Barnum has a white Elephant. Every datkey in the land next Summer can get in free to any circus if he will take a bucket of whitewash with him, and walk boldly in, the door keeper will think he is going in to "touch up" the Ele phant. — Tilden is in good health. Carlisle's free trade ships will not be able to pass under the East River bridge. Tilden has been engaged at an enormous salary to raise one end of it, and let them under. This is why he won't accept the office of President,—unless—perh ips—&c. —The Seven Wonders of the World were, in ancient times, reckoned to be the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis, at Babylon, the Tetnple of Diana at Ephesus, the Statue of Jupiter at Athens, by Phidias, the Mausoleum, the Colussus at Rhodes and the Pharos of Alexandria. The Nine teenth century has more great wonders than that. The Telegraph, the Tele phone' the Electric Light, the Cotton Gin, the East River Bridge, Samuel J. Tilden and John Kelly. And the humorist oft To himself doth say, uari a roaster* —Yesterday afternoon about 4o'clock, two officers arrested a man who was driv- 1 ing recklessly in the vicinity of second j and King streets. He resisted the officers but was overpowered and taken to the Hall and locked up. He was much the worse for liquor and the entreaties of his wife who was in the wagon with him were unavailing to inelt the stout heart of Judge Cummins who would not give the man a hearing until he was sober enough to understand what the court said to him. Wherefore he languishelh. Officers Can non and Vickers made the arrest. In language so ''Passing aw; *■ ay And then he mutters, and, muttering "Where are my »hiloin festive butts, The people who made my early tlay At building joke* so happy ui.d gay Passing away, passing away. Pretty soon ihere'll none be l-ft. And I shall be sad and s But the If I shall he at all bereft, Because, \\ hen they all have passed away, I shall sling my pc And make And the slippery sidewalk s The beautiful uistrest ; 'n. blest a manner gay, the overcoat, joke-. ', the banana skin, The clamless chowder, the quail, the goat—P uck, THE DONKEY S DREAM. A donkey lay him down to sleep, And as he slept and snored full deep, He was observed (strange sight !) to weep, As if in anguished mood. A gentle mule that lay near by The donkey roused, and with a sigh And kindly v. ice, inquired why Those tears he did exude. The donkey, while he trembled o'er And dropped cold sweat from every pore,) Made answer in a fearful roar : a dude ! '* us Silkworm, in Puck. "/ dreamed 1 Adolbh A Fighting Drunk. A, WILMINGTON WAIFS. —Another week and then—Christmas —The new B. & O. depot will be located at foot of Market street. —W. b. Sharp's new building will not be ready for occupancy until the first of the year.. —There are 83 secret societies in Wil mington. —building operations are active, new structures are going up in all parts of the city. —Merchants are vicing with each other in making their windows attractive. Seventy physicians ply their profes sion in this city. —The electric glare of four lights on Market street between Second and Third, causes that part of our main business thoroughfare to take on a very metropuli tan appearance. —The reprieving of Jeremiah Harrigan for one year's durationt is highly com mendable to his excellency Governor Stockley. — We hear some little complaint that the street car drivers do not a low sufficient time for passengers to alight: Mr Driver >ou will stick a pin here and bear in mind. been buzzing busily away for three days | >t lhe Opera House anc i has merited ! attention. —There are 48 lawyers in this city who can " bob up serenly " and take your — Three snug little stores rising I ncemx like so to speak, at the corner ofUdaware ave. and Jefferson st. One will be an ice cream cafe, as it were. —The outlook at present betokens a green Christmas. -The Alumni Association of the Boy's lee. —The Provident Society's Bazar has High School will give its Annual ban quet during Jie holidays. —The late Dr. Kirchner was buried in a suit of bl ick-velvet. —On Christmas eve a ladies work box "ill be raffled off at the Atlantic garden, William Ltgg, proprietor. The box which is constructed in a very ingenious manner, contains 2900 pieces of wood, made from wnite hoiiy, mahogony, rose woud, walnut, box wood and other xpensive woods. The interior of the contains a mirror and compartments lor jewelry, The constructor of the box was two years in completing it. — l he third annual ball and concert of the Delaware Saengerbond, will take Mace in the German Hall on New Ye..rs ve. Tickets, admitting one gentleman nd two ladies, $1.00. Music will be lurnislred by the l-'iist Regiment band, f he programe for the concert lias been •elected with gieat care, and will no loubt give entire satisfaction to all who ittend. After the concert, dancing will oe indulged in. IUX A New Physician. This morning Camel Unger registered is a physician before Registrar Frazer. He will occupy the office ol the late Dr. Kirchner. He presented diploma from the Jiffcrson Medical Co.lege of Phila Iclphia, and also the Medical University Vincund. Decline of anAmerican Cr aze. (Sun.) Rowell and Fitzgerald Probably the Only Men Who Will Enter the Nexi - Race. Charley Rowell dashed around the seven-lap track of the old Scottish American Alheletic Club in West Fifty fourth street yesterday. He wore long heavy drawers and trunks and a hite sweater. Charles barnessly, his trainer, stood at the gymnasium door, called the distance and time for the little pedestrian anti suggested remedies for defects in his style of going or urged him to greater speed. The littl Englishman's eyes wore their old far-off expression, but his face was not so haggard as when he made his last public nppearence. He ran steadily lor an hour and then finished on the straight near the houses at a rare pace, pulling up without a puff from his bellows. He greeted The World reporter with: " Htllu ! You around again? No, I'm not training. Merely taking a breather, l'il probably go to Atlantic City in a couple of weeks, and then I'll begin to train.' He then stripped, had a shower bath and a rub down, and expressed himselt pleased with his condition. He said that Peter Duryea was trying to get Madison Square Garden for a walk some time in March, but that Vanderbilt wanted $10 000, and that was more than he would get. ' If Duryea can't get the Garden, said Rowell, ' the race will be held in Boston or Chicago.' The race in question was arranged some time ago. The signers of the articles of agreement and those who have paid $500 to make a race are Rowell and Fitzgerald. They expect to have Noremac, Hughes, Hart, Edwards, Vint and McIntyre as compeitors. Paddy Fitzgerald is now training near Ravenswnod, Jack Smith. Noremac is not training but attending to his business at his saloon on Eighth avenue. His old trainer, it will be remembered, shot Noremac's wife ar.d then killed himself some time ago Hughes has a saloon in Harlem, and is devotinS himself to mixing drinks and pugilism more than to pedestnamsnv Ha [t « >n San F risco, where he competed with () Leary against Edwards and Hat- , rigan in a six-day medley race, a short tune ago. Vint is not training and will probably not enter another race, as he finds a public-house more lucrative and 1 easier woik. McIntyre is Vainer of the j Olympic Athletic Club, of California, and has business connections in San Frisco which will probably not allow him a trip East. George Hazael, the only man likely to 'unset a good thing,' is again in this country. He has kept quiet and tf he enters will make both Rowell, ! and Fitzgerald feel (inconfortable, as he ! has a way of winning now and then when ' the books are his way and against such ! favorites as Rowell and Fitzgerald will. probably prove successful. : L 'I., under Happy PERSONAL. —A notable wedding is on the tapis for next month —Philadelphia Charity ball will take place at the Academy of Music on Janu iry, 291h. It is wispered that Dr. Ogle has pre sented a very har.dsoma ring to a fair and winsome favorite. Ex-City Councilman Beecher is rap idly recovering from his injuries. He expects to be out within a few weeks. —Mrs Carlisle will not entertain until after New Years. She is a tall and strikingly handsome lady and a great favorite in society. The many friends of County Treasurer Herbert, will be pleased to know that he is steadily improving. If no relipse oc curs, he will be enabled to leave his house in two or three weeks. —In Chicago Mr. and Mrs. John N. Jewett gave a large reception to Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, ting that city.—W. |j. Vanderbilt's ball in New Yotk on Tuesday was the most magnificent yet.—Capt. bench, of Gen. Hancock's staff, has married Miss Julia Norrie, a daughter of the late Adam Norrie, of New Yotk.—The en gagement is announced of Lieut. Dan en hower, of the Jeannette, and Miss Nellie Sioan, daughter of the Hon. Geo. b. Sloan, of Oswego, N Y. The Provident Society .—As readers know this socit ty is conducted by a number of young ladies'of this city, representing our best families, who h is been visi , , . seek by systematic and praiseworthy j means to relieve the suffering poor, and 1 to promote habits of industry. Their work for several years past has resulted in the accomplishment of even more than was anticipated, and the efficient m.tna gets have reason to congratulate them j ?f lvt ' s n ?°" ,he , resl,1 , ts attaine f , The I baz.iai of the past week attracted a large and select attendance. As is usual, the , great majority m attendance were young I people, drawn thither by the beauty of the scene, and the congenial companion ships. A more animated and pleasing company could hardly be gotten together than attended the Bazaar on Tharsd most They I >y evening, representing, as it did, Wil mtngton s " fair women and brave men." | S i ! —Wilmington,now, has only six steam ! FIRE LAURIES. fire engines. —The test made by the Phcetlix of the appara us constructed to light the fire in the engine when leaving the house proved entirely satisfactory. —The Delaware Truck always goes out on the test sign tl. In hitching up they are very proficient. —The Reliance Eire Company is anxi ously awaiting the arrival of its new hose cart. In hose carts the Weccacoe is the pioneer in this city. —Everything is quiet around the Fame Hose House. —The banquet of the Volunteer Fire men's Association, of Philadelphia, on Friday night was a very enjoyable affair. —The trial of the Remington Engine, in Philadelphia, two weeks ago before the Fire Commissioners, did not prove satisfactory. —The meeting room of the Friendship Fire company lias just been repapered by Harry E. Jerome, in a very handsome manner. The work rtfleets great credit on Mr Jerome. The blending ol colors resembles those of the rainbow. Tne "Friend/" boys are very proud of the appearance of their meeting room. —Already the question who shall be the next Chief Engineer of the depart ment is agitating the members. At the next election, which occurs on the first Monday in April, it will take four com panies to elect, in pi tee of live as hereto fore, as the Water Wnitch has dropped out of existence. If four companies do not agree, the election goes to council. "Hold to the combination, is the watch word" ! —The Water Witch Fire Company seem to be in a box. Over two months ago they shipped there hose carriage, and engine to Pott Deposit, Md., on triât. A committee was appotnted by the company to go down and see that a pro per trial of tne engine was made. The committee returned the following day, seemingly satisfied through the remarks made by the purchasing committee, that they were well satisfied with the engine and a purchase would be made. As yet nothing definite has been received in re gard to the purchase and the opparatus still remains in Port Deposit. The com mittee in charge should have it sent back, and endeavor to sell it to New Castle. mHUth and slu , u jder, and the ball was extracte d by Doctor Grimshaw. At the tirae lhe shots were fired Moore was on , H us ton severely beating him. () t jj cer Virtue brought Moore U> the station whence he was taken to his home, offic „ rs Morrisson and Townsley arrested j-Ioston. ' ' " The play of "Cad The Tom Boy," was presented at the Opera House last night to a fair sized audience. The play is replete in comedy situations, and ,( s dram trie interest is not wanting, Miss Carrie Swain who essayed the title 'oil, is a sprightly' and vivacious actress, and won the confidence of her audience j from the first. The entire company was far above the aveiage ; they and the play deserved a larger audience. j ; A SERIOUS AFFAIR. One man attacks another and is shot for his pains. e a young colored m in was shot and seriously wounded last evening about nine o'clock by John W. Huston on Or .nge street above 6th. It is said that Moore was sitting in Huston's steps when the latter came home and passed in the house. Huston then came to the door and asked Moore if he wanted _said Moore and then grappled with Hustan. latter had drawn his pistol when Moore j seized him and it was probably accidently | discharged. Moore was wounded in the j Charles H. M to see him. Yes you Xh e J atson and the Philadelphia Book Agent, adelphia book agent importuned James Watson, a rich and close New York mon, living out at Elizabeth until he bought a book, "Early Christian Martyrs." Mr. Watson didn't want the book, but he bought it to get rid of the agent; and taking it under his arm he started far the train, which takes him to his New York office. Mr. Watson hadn't been gone long before Mrs, W. tson came home from a neighbor's. The book agent saw her, and went in and persuaded the wife to buy another copy of the same book. She was ignorant ol the fact that her husband had bought the same book in the trig. When Mr. Watson c»me back from New York at night Mrs. Watson showed Him the book. "I don't want to see it," said Watson, frowning terribly. "Why, husband?,' asked his wife, "because that rascally book agent sold me the same book—two copies of the 'Early Christian Martyrs' and-" 'liut husband, we can-' 'No we can't, either!' interrupted Mr. Watson.' The man is off on the train before this, the fellow. OLD BUT GOOD. Mr. moi n A Confound it ! I could kill I-' 'Why, there he goes to the depot now,' said Mrs. Watson, pointing out the win dow at the retreating form of the book agent making for the train. 'but it's too late to catch him, and I'm not dressed. I've taken off my boots, and_' Just then Mr. Stevens, a neighbor of Mr. Watson, drove by, when Mr Wat son pounded on the window-pane in a frantic manner, almost lightening the horse, 'Here Stevens!' he shouted, 'you're hitched up ! Won't you run your horse down to the train and hold that book agent till 1 come ? Run ! C itch 'All right,'said Mr. Stevens, whipping up his horse and tearing down the road, Mr Stevens reached the train just the conductor scouted 'all aboard !' A as 'book agent ! he yelled, as the book agent stepped on to the train. 'Book agent ! hold on ! Mr. Watson wants to S ee you. 1 'Watson? Watson wants to see me?' repeated the seemingly puzzled book agent. 'Oh, I know what he wants ; he ! wants to buv one of my books ; but I can't miss the train to sell it him. 'If that what he wants, I can pay for T it and take it back to him. How much is it ?' 'Two dollars for the 'Early Christiau Martyrs.' said the book agent as he reached for the money and passed the book out through the car-window. Just then Mr. Watson arrived, puffing and blowing, in his shirt sleeves. As he saw the train pull out he was too full for utterance. 'Well, 1 got it for you,,' said Stevens; 'just got it and that's all.' 'Got what ?' yelled Watson. 'Why, I got the book—'Early Christian Martyrs,' and 'by—the—great- -guns!' moaned Wat son, a%.he placed his hand to his brow and swooned right in the middle of the street .—Ph Hade ip k ia Ca ll. Church Services. St. John's P. E. Church, the Rev. T. Services Gardiner Littell, D D., rector. at 10.30 a. m. and 8.30 p. in. Swedish M, E Church, the Rev. Carl O. Carlston, pastor. The usual services at 10,30 a. m. and 7 30 p. m. M tdeley Chapel, the Rev. T. A. H. O'Brien, pastor. Preaching at 10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath school at 2 p. m. Olivet Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Charles P. Mallery, pastor. Preaching at 10 30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath school at 2 p. m. New Jerusalem Church, the Rev. J. B. Parlamee, pastor. Sermon at 10.30 a. lecture cn " The Tower of Babel. What is It and Where." Brandywine M. E. Church, the Rev. John Shilling, pastor. Preaching at 10 30 a. m by the Rev. J. L Todd, and 7.30 p m. by the Rev. William White. St. Mark's Church, No 702 East Sev enth street. The Rev. J. P. Tay lor, of Camden, N. J., will officiate to-morrow at 10.30 a. nv and 7.30 p. m. Sunday cliooi at 2. 30 p. m. RefurmedjEpiscopal Church of the Re deemer, the Rev. J. L. Estlin, rector. At 1030a. m., "Capital Punishment;" at 7.30 p. in., "The Joyful Welcome." Sunday school at 9 a. m. Union M. E. Church, the Rev. C. W. Pretty man, pastor. Will preach on " Temperance" before the Sous of Tem perance, at 10 30 a. m. Sabbath school at 9 a. m. and 2 p. m. A revival ser vices will be held at 7.30 p. m. The regular Saturday evening meeting for the young people will be held as usual. Church of the Covenant, Reformed Episcopal. Preaching by the rector, the Rev. William H. Barnes, at 10.30 a. m., on ' — 1 newer could understand why it should be considered such a tremend ous ey h for a public man to look out for his relarives; appoint them to office if he had the power and they were capable. It should all rest on the last point—if they were capable, It is not impossible that a cabinet minister should have a son w ) 10 j s an a ble man and qualified for responsible position. Why then should he not appoint him? Why should he go hunting around amoung strangers for material he had in his own house and vv j;h which he was perectly acquainted? These over-zealous reformers would make j t a mi-feirtune to be related to men of influence. It is bosh. To help one's own when it can b> done honestly and fairly ; s rat her a duty than a crime. Progress. 'Growth in Grace," and at 7.30 p. m., "Can't 1 Fnd an Excuse for Refus ing to be a Christian ?" Lay services at 6 30 p. m. ;Church Sunday school, 9 a. m. ; Chapel of Good Shepherd, at 2.30 Bethany Baptist Church, the Rev. H. Trau, pastor. The pastor will preach on " The Glorious Gospel,,, at 10.30 a. 111 > and the Rev. A. Lloyd, formeily of Sunday school at 9 a. m. and 2 p. m. Pastor's adult Bible class, at 2 p m. Young people's prayer meeting before the evening service. New Jersey, will prea h in the evening. GRAJSTD OPÉRA HOUSE. Commencing Wednesday Evening, Dee. 19,1883. The Magnificent Comedy, THE r - FROM THE fll ,1 n '1PÜ I* ill till : k * * * * # * * * * * The Most Success The Latest Tri aSr^' js*: fui Play of Its Time. umph of the Famous Madison Square. m V t/ V mujj A Delightful Dra matic Gem. (\s — Presented in Wil mington with tfc ß Original Cast anti Scenery. -V 0 A Brilliant Scenic / Display. vs y\ * * * * * * * * * * . "W GjLADVal* STILL THE REIGNING ATTRACTION AT THE MADISON SQUARE. The Greatest Success Ever Known that Celebrated Theatre. Now Nearing Its 200lh Performance There. T " e Complete Madison Square Scenery, Including the Grand Glade Scene, THE LEGITIMATE MADISON SQUARE THEATRE CAST Messrs. H. M. Pitt, E. M. Holland, J. O. Harrows, Max Freeman, Hat Warren and George Hruening. Misses Marion Elmore, Rillie Deaves and Dollie Pike. With its Realistic Brook .if Real Water Running Across the Stage. A Strikingly Picturesqi Most Ingenious Mechanism. and INFINITELY BRIGHT ! CHARMINGLY UNIQUE! MANY LAUGHS ! A FEW TEARS ! HAPPY DENOUEMENT ! THE i CHARLES MacGEACHY, Manager. C. A. DAVIS, Business Manager. MAX FREEMAN, Stage Manager. GD STAVE & CHARLES FROHMAN, General Managers Madison Square Theatre Traveling Companies. •O' Box Office open Monday Morning, at 9:00 A. M., at C. F. Thomas & Co's Book 'Store. Prices as usual. DRY GOODS, 1UI NOTIONS, •* HOSIERY, BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBERS, FLOOR, STAIR, OIL CLOTHS AND TABLE Crockery, Glass, Tin and Wooden Ware LAMPS, GAMES, NOVELTIES AND DOLL CARRIAGES. Velocipedes, Express Wagons, Baby Carriages, Banks, Books, Games, Masks, Vases and Ornaments. Largest, Cheapest and Best Assort- rn J \l j m TOYS, DOLLS, and FANCY GOODS in the State. AGENTS FOR HARPERS BAZAAR PATTERNS. i Pennock j -y I Foreman I Ë Cor, Filth and Market Streets, I ANNOUNiE A GRAND | i 111 CLEARING I |OUT| jSALK| of Men's, Youth's, Boys', and Children's SUITINGS and OVER COATS, which we will offer at Extremely Low Prices to reduce our stock before the end of the season. n SPECIAL BARGAINS IN Now is the time to buy, to secure a bargain. Do not miss this chance, as we have made the Greatest Reduction in Prices ever known. Call and be convinced, at the Largest Clothing House in Delaware. PE IST NOCK & FOREMAN, ( Successors to N, Lieber man,) S. E. Corner Third and Market Streets, PRICES ALWAYS LOWES. RELIABLE GOODS ONLY. BAYNE & W HEELER (Exclusively.) If you need an OVER- COAT, or a Suit of Clothes, or only -- - ja pair of pantaloons, TRY US ; you will be satisfied. S. W. Corner FOURTH AND SHIPLEY Sts.