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Published Monthly by the HOLLY OAK JOURNAL COMPANY, Holly Oak, Delaware. Wilmington Office, Room 9, Exchange Build ng, Seventh and Market Streets. CIBCITIiATION 10,000 COPIES. OUR ADVENT. The "Journal" with its first issue, pre sents to the public, a copy of what is des tined some day to become one of the lead ing papers of the State. It is true that "Holly Oak" is but a new town now in its infancy, but though young it is progressive, and will in a few years out strip many of the old towns and cities that have been struggling along for a century or more, without making any very discernable progress, and which instead of being a credit to our State, have rather been a re proach. Not so with our beautiful town, having,as it has, all the natural advantages that could be desired, together with its location, its railroad and river facilities; and above all being under the direction of able, energetic gentlemen, who are thoroughly competent to look after all its varied interests; and who are determined to make it the prettiest and best, if not the largest city in the State. "Holly Oak will become the brightest dia mond of 'the "Diamond State." It will be the special work of the "Jour nal" to assist in promoting the general welfare of our city, by advocating and help ing all its mercantile, manufacturing and shipping interests; and as the city grows,the "JOURNAL" will grow with it, but for the present we feel assured that the thousands of families to whom the Journal will go cannot fail to appreciate its general worth. It goes forth as a household paper, a journal for the fireside, and one of its principal ob jects will be the development and mainte nance of our religious, education.il and social, as well as our business, interests. Christmas Rioting. Our neighboring city, Wilmington, was the scene of a drunken brawl; increasing to a disorderly riot on Christmas morning. How much better it would have been for all concerned, had those who were the cause of the disturbance used the money they spent for whiskey, in making some provision to cheer the home-life, however humble. As it was, the reputation of the "Hillside City" was marred, and Wilmington was heralded the next morning, in all the papers of the country, as the scene of a disgraceful race-war. Our neighbor up the creek has our sym pathy ; and we sincerely trust that the citi sens of Holly Oak, will be more mindful of our fair city's reputation, than were the Wilmingtonians on the day when the heralded song of the angels, 11 Peace on Earth, good will to men," should have been their motto. The Senatorship. After a hot fight among the various factions of the Republican party, Delaware has at last elected a Republican United States Senator; and in Anthony Higgins, not only the Republican party, but the State at large, will have an able, energetic champion, who is amply able to look after our interests. Come, brother Anthony, now that you are in a position of influence politically, can you not secure a little state legislation, calculated to remedy the old laws made several genera tions past; as an example let us suggest the one which makes a judgement a lien forever, and which is already causing untold trouble, especially in real estate transfers, where for instance a judgement for a cow sold in 1847 still stands as a lien, long after both plaintiff and defendant have been laid to rest, and where even when the present owners are ready to settle the claim, no one can be found to whom payment can be made. White Caps. Under the active promotion of newspaper reports the "White Caps" or rather their skull and cross boned notes, have attained à great deal of undeserved prominence, and such has been the rage for masking under the name that a lot of cranks who have no more sense than the foolish schoolboy, whose head, ye old tyme teacher, enveloped in a small flour-bag and then stood him in the corner, as an object of derision to the other scholars, have been sending to both friends and enemies these foolish epistles ; and so anxious have others become for notoriety in this connection that if they have not received one from their brother cranks, they will write up a blood curdling note of wari ing, which they mail to themselves, and with the postmarked card in their hands they rush off to a police station or newspaper office, and succeed in gaining a notoriety they would never otherwise attain. Hollÿ Oik has not yet been infested with this specie of crank, and it is to be hcped that it never will be. The pure and invigorating air for which our town is noted, no doubt has something to do with the good sense still existing. The way to get capital is to save it. Do this by placing your earnings in Holly Oak John H. Longsteet. lots. A Tricky Colored Man. A colored man, who is well known in Austin as Jake, was very late a few days ago, in getting down to the store where he is employed as porter. His employer, Col. Yerger, used some pretty severe language In rebuking him for his slowness. He said : "Jake, don't let this happen again. I want you to understand for once and all that this trifling will not do. If you can't get down to your work in time, I'll hire some body who can." "Boss, don't be hard on me dis time. I'se had 'strordinary provercashun ter be late," replied the negro, his eyes filling with tears as his Adim's apple moved up and down with suppressed emotion. "Why, what's the matter with you ? Anybody sick at your house ?" "Sick I I don't know which am gwinter die first, my wife or my old mudder." "I am sorry I spoke so harshly," replied Col. Yerger very much moved; "I didn't know that you were undergoing such dread ful domestic affliction. I reckon we can get along without you to-day." "Thank you, boss ; thank you, kindly," and off he went. Next morning when Jake came to the store, Col. Yerger looked at him with an expression that would have done credit to a Bengal tiger. "Jake, I hear you were out on Onion Creek yesterday, fishing." "Yes, sah, I had the biggest kind of luck. I caught a fine string of catfish and suckers, but mostly suckers, sah -" "Scoundrel! You told me your wife and mother were dying." "Dyin'?" exclaimed Jake, opening his mouth so wide as to hide most of his face. "Dyin'? "Yes, dying. You said that they were dying, and half an hour after you left your wife came here to see if you had drawn last week's salary. " "Why Kurnel Yerger, you 'sprises me, indeed you does. I nebber said dey was dyin'. Ef you could see de way dey open dar moufs and takes in chunks of bacon you would nebber suspect dem ob dyin." "Perhaps you remember what you did say ?" replied the Colonel, placing consider able restraint upon himself. "I nebber said dey was dyin'. I b'lleve I 1 did say I didn't know which of 'em, my wife or my mudder, was gwinter die fust. Dey bofe of em has good appertites. Ob course, I knows one ob em has got ter die fust, but-" Just at this crisis Col. Yerger interrupted the orator's flow of eloquence with an axe helve, and Jake has since severed his con nection with the firm.— Texas Siftings. Joe Jefferson and Ned Adams Hunting Wild Geese. Joe Jefferson is one of the most able nimrods and enthusiastic anglers in the theatrical profession, and owns, amongjother fine property, a large plantation near New Iberia, La., where he enjoys the fine shoot ing to be found along the Southern bayous in winter. Some years ago the actor-sportsman had been very much concerned about the wild geese being so shy of the regular blinds, bough houses and grass hides erected to conceal the hunter, and had noticed that the feathered game paid no attention to the cows and oxen grating in ihe marshes, but would often feed contentedly among them. Fina'ly he determined to build a blind to resemble an ox so closely as to deceive the wary honkers. He accordingly set to work and with hoop staves, cow-hide and innumerable other materials, succeeded in creating what his eldest son, Charlie Jefferson, thought wis intended to be a small horned elephant. The counterfeit ox was finished and taken down to the favorite marsh, where it was planted to allow the wild fowl to get accus tomed to it. At this stage of the proceed ings Edwin Adams, the actor, arrived at the plantation to spend a few weeks fishing and I shooting on the estate of his old friend. After discussing current affairs.examining the arms and the arrangement of a programme for the following day, in which Adams w .s to be allowed the post of honor, the new shooting blind, every one retired to bed to rise before sunrise and partake of a hunter's breakfast. After looking to it that he had a good supply of both solid and fluid ammunition, the guest of the occasion was escorted to the "ox" and left' there concealed in the burlesque bovine, that now presented some what the appearance of an inflated buffalo with six legs, as the sportman was obliged to stand upon the ground while his head and body were concealed within the "ox." The day was a very windy one, and the "ox" not being any too securely moored would rise on the wind and rear to the breeze like a thing of life, compelling Adams to pull the animal back into position and steady himself for a shot at the swift flying birds now coming into the marshes in more than plenty. He was so intently engaged in making a "good bag" that he didn't notice a big imported Durham bull, "The Pride of the Farm," that seemed interested in the eccentric movements of the enormous six legged steer, and was cautiously approaching to investigate. As his bullship drew near a stronger gust of wind than usual caused the bogus ox to rear and prance in a manner that compelled the partially concealed thespian to exert all his strength to keep the creature on an even keel. This last cavort was too much for the genuine article, who evidently took the movement of his soon-to be antagonist for a challenge. Mr. Durham could no longer brook this open defiance in his own domain and prepared to charge. With a roar that would have done credit to a Nubian lion in his native jungle, the bull rushed upon the counterfeit, and with a toss of his horned head sent his dummy enemy flying in the air. The thespian sportsman manged to escape from the ruins with a fragment of Jefferson's best fowling-piece in his hand,,and struck the tallest kind of a run for the farmhouse, seriously straining all pedestrian records until he had placed a five-barred gate between himself and his foe, who returned to the work of demolishing the only manu factured ox ever owned by the great comedian. To the day of his death Adams never forgave Jefierson for his fright and never really relished the telling of the story of this exploit.—J. Charles Davis in Texas Siftings. "A stitch in time saves nine;" choose your lot at once; the best lots are being taken. John H. Longstrket. A Well-known Judge. One of the judges of the Supreme Court of Texas happened to be traveling in England. While in London he made the acquaintance of ore of the most intelligent and prominent members of the English bar. After the man from Texas had answered several questions the Englishman asked: "Where do you reside?" "In Texas." "And what is your occupation ?" "I am one of the judges of the Supreme Court of that State." "Ah, yes, I've read a great deal ha'bout you in the papers. Your name is Lynch, is it not ? 'Appy to meet you in your non h'official capacity —Texas Siftings. YOU CAN ENTER THE College, N. W, Cor. 8th & Market Sts. AT ANY TIME As the instruction is INDIVIDUAL, and pursue ANY or ALL of the following studies : Bookkeeping; Business Forma, Bnolneu Penmanship, Lettering and Box Hark ing, «usinons Arithmetic. Business Cor respondence, Practical Spelling, Rapid Calculations. Banking and Business Practice in an actual Bank and four Business Offices. Practical Lectures by a Lawyer, Expert Accountant and Clergyman. Penmanship, Short-hand and Type writing Department. Drop a Postal for handsome Catalogue with Testimonials. Admitted at any time. Both Sexes. Day and Evening. -- — S. H. GOLDEY, Principal. Overcoats! A REDUCTION! OF 10 PER CENT. ON OVEECOATS! 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