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Among the thousands of readers to whom the Journal will go, and by whom it will be read, there are probably many who have not heard, or do not yet realize, that New Castle County has become the birth-place of another city. To those who have not been thinking of such a thing, and who are not acquainted with the location, this is an astonishing fact ; but to those who are acquainted with our town and its advantageous location, there is nothing surprising in the establish ment of the new city. They only say, "I wonder why on earth somebody didn't locate a town there fifty years ago. For my part, I always did say it was just the place for a town " To those who are unfamiliar with our location and its many advantages, we would say a few words calculated to give them the information desired. Holly Oak is on the Delaware shore and is the central point of that beautiful, high country, extending from Edge Moor to Claymont. It is only miles from the Wilmington Depot, 7 miles from Chester Depot, and 21 miles from Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Balti more Railroad, controlled and operated by the great Pennsylvania Railroad system, passes through Holly Oak, and the depot at present in the Northeastern part, will be removed to a central location, thus bringing all parts of the city into close proximity to the station. The entire town is high and healthy, rising rapidly and uniformly from the river, and we are thus assured of absolutely per fect drainage, every street being drained directly into the Delaware river, on which the town has a frontage of two-fifths of a mile. A strip of land about six hundred feet wide lying between the railroad and the river at low water mark, and extending the full length of the river front, affords the finest manufacturing sites in the country; and in order to develop this, and at the same time promote and further the business interests of the place, a substantial wharf and steamboat landing is to be built near the centre of the water front ; and with both railroad and river tacilities brought into full play, Holly Oak is bound to become a busi ness centre in a short time. As a place of residence, Holly Oak cannot be excelled. Old railroad men who have traveled over the country North, South, East and West, say that it is the prettiest location they have ever seen. Standing in one spot, and by simply turn ing the head, one can view the Delaware riv er for a distance of thirty miles. Off to the North, faintly discernable in the distance, can be seen the public buildings of Phila delphia; also to the Southeast of these, arise, as it were from the river itself, the mammoth grain elevators at Girard Point, in the lower end of the same city, while nearer at hand rise the smoke stacks of Chester, and four miles above, the stone ice breakers at Marcus Hook are seen jutting out into the river. Then looking across the river which is two and a quarter miles wide at this point, the towns, hamlets and farm build ings of New Jersey, greet the vision, until it fades in the horizon, twenty miles distant. Among the most prominent of these is the town of Pennsgrove, on the opposite side ol the river, about three miles below. None who have not visited the place can appreciate the sublime grandeur and beauty of the landscape, and none should fail to avail themselves of the opportunity that is now being afforded, of seeing for themselves. Another advantage that Holly Oak has, is the necessity for a business centre in this district. This need has been growing with each succeeding year, and none should be more rejoiced in its assurance, than the residents and property owners of Brandy wine Hundred, and none should take a greater interest in its advancement and prosperity. From every standpoint, Holly Oak is by far the best location for a new city of any on the river, and no one can make a mis take in settling in our beautifui town, either for business or residence. To those who have already made up their minds to do this, and to all who may here after resolve to locate among us, the Journal gives a hearty welcome and extends the good hand of fellowship. The second $100 is always easier to save than the first $too. And the way to get both is by purchasing Holly Oak lots. $5 00 per month. John H. Longstreet. Local Chips. John L. Wansor, is now working at the P. W. & B. Car Shops, Wilmington. Mr. Longstreet is at his Wilmington office evety Thursday evening, till half past nine o'clock. Jos. W. Guest is employed as Watchman on a government boat undergoing repairs at Wilmington. Robert G. Hanby, has opened a blue stone quarry on the far end of his place, at Holly Oak avenue and the Turnpike, Mr. McSorley of this place, who has been ill for some time, died last week at his residence on the turnpike above Holly Oak Avenue. William Just has secured a position in the Telegraph Office at Claymont, where he ex pects to work until he becomes a full-fledged operator. Sharpley Perkins of this place, advertises the sale of his horses, cattle and farm stock, to take place next month. It is said to be his intention to quit farming for the present Mr. Longstreet has had posts erected at all the street corners, on which are sign boards containing the names of the streets. This will remove the difficulty many visitors have experienced in locating our avenues. George D. Wetherill, proposes to bring Holly Oak horse-flesh to the front, several valuable animals having just been added to his list of thoroughbreds. That's right Mr. Wetherill, let us keep on top in everything. Richmond & Coe, have opened a brick yard at Claymont ; the property was origin ally purchased as a site for a phosphate factory, the objection of the neighbors, how ever, caused the abandonment of the latter enterprise. Herman Just, has rented the stone dwell ing and a part of the barns from Mr. Long street, for next year. Mr. Just intends to give up farming, and will devote himself to contracting, grading, cellar-digging and hauling. Mr. Longstreet informs us that anyone wishing to build can have the streets graded to their lots at once, thus securing a good road from the station to their building. This will be done no matter where the lot is located. "Holly Oak Cottage" the large fifteen room house at the corner of Lincoln avenue and Walnut street, will be for rent this year. It is well located and would make an excell ent boarding house, as it commands a magnificent view of the river. While District Secretary, Wm. E. Wayte, is endeavoring to establish a Young Men's Christian Association in Wilmington, why can't he give Holly Oak a call? Come brother Longstreet, how about giving a lot or two for a Young Men's Christian Asso ciation ; such an Institution with a Library and Reading-room is just what we need in this neighborhood. The death of Mr. Tage, of Claymont, causes universal sorrow among his acquaint ances and neighbors. Mr. Tage was a mem ber and an active worker in the Marcus Hook Baptist Church for many years, and also in the Sabbath school of the Claymont Methodist Church. His exemplary Christian life, and his kind genial manners, endeared him to all, and he was loved and respected by all who knew him. Mr. Tage came in our midst some thirty years ago, having previously resided in New Jersey, and at the time of his death he had reached the age of seventy-four years. He leaves a wife and four daughters who will ever remember him as a good husband and kind father. T wo new dwellings are to be erected on Longstreet avenue, in the spring, as soon as the weather permits. Mr. Longstreet will run a free excursion from Wilmington to Holly Oak on Saturday afternoon, February 9th, and Holly Oak Cottage Cor. Lincoln Ave. and Walnut St., will be opened for the accommodation of the excursionists No one who is think ing of purchasing a home site, establishing a business or manufacturing plant, should fail to take advantage of the opportunity thus afforded of inspecting our town. Every lot that is taken leaves one less to choose from, don't wait, select your lot at once. $5.00 will secure any lot at Holly John H. Longstreet, Oak. The Wilmington Holiday Visitor of Dectmber, in an editorial, speaks of Holly Oak in the following language. "The most recent, and, in the opinion of the Visitor, by far the most desirable real estate operation now before the people of Wilmington is the building up of the new town of Holly Oak. The situation chosen is most remarkably well-fitted from every stand-point for the success of the undertak ing. It is a plateau of land situated on the Delaware side of the River, only eleven minutes ride from Wilmington Depot, seven miles from Chester, and twenty-one miles from Philadelphia. The land is high, and affords every opportunity for thorough drainage. The view at all points of the site is simply grand. The eye sweeps the river for thirty miles as it flows on to the sea, while the shores of New Jersey present a picturesque back-ground. The gentlemen who have this enterprise in charge, are amply able to develop it in the very best manner. A steamboat landing and whart will be built near the centre of the water front, and no expense spared that will conduce to the rapid growth and comfort of the community. Holly Oak possesses many advantages over the schemes for suburban residences which are now prominently before the public. One is, the absolute certainty that lots in Holly Oak will never become a prey to the first Mortgage of Municipal taxation. It is true the "near at home" movements being just beyond the City limits are, as yet free, from this burden. But history, it is said, repeats itself. As soon as the population of these settlements becomes large enough to make them more desirable, from a political or other stand-point, the Legislature will be besieged, and presto-change ! they will have become only another ward, with all the burdens ot city taxation. The distance oi Holly Oak from this City, of course, will preclude all possibility of such a danger there. It is true, it is proposed to make Holly Oak a city of homes, with its own churches, schools, in fact, with all the conveniences of the town, yet with the fresh air and advan tages of the country. And to do this, some slight tax will be required, but these matters will be adjusted by the lot holders. The government of Holly Oak will be a govern ment of the people for the good of the people by the people who reside there. Another great and positive advantage is the certainty and comfort with which it can be reached by the trains of the F. , W. & B. Railroad. There is no go-when-you-please, stop-as-long-as-you-please, in bad weather, as is the case where you are dependent on street car service. In the judgment of the Visitor, Holly Oak is an assured success. Lots are already being taken up at a lively rate. The parties who are managing the movement are gentle men of the most thorough reliability. As an investment, Holly Otk Bidding Lots cannot be excelled at our liberal terms of payment, vis. : $5.00 a month, many'of our lots will double in value before paid for. Don't fail to go on the free excursion adver tised in another column, to leave Wilming ton Depot at half past two on Saturday, Feb. 9th. John H. Longstreet, WILLIAM SPEAKMAN DrvGoods. Notions & Trimmings ' 919 MARKET STREET, WILMINGTON, DEL. * J. T. GARDNER'S ZDi-n.in.gr Booms, For Ladies and Gentlemen S. W. Oor. Seventh and Shipley Sts. Wilmington, Delaware. Oysters & Ice Cream Wholesale & Bétail. Telephone 412. FERRIS GILES, MEN'S FURNISHINGS AND HATS, 703 MARKET ST., Wilmington, Delaware. CALL AT THE Boston One-Price Boot & Shoe House, And see our line of Men's Shoes for $2.00, 2.50. 2.75 and $3.00 in Congress, Button and Lace, which can not be beat for Stylo and Wear. Childs' Solar Tip, $1.00 good and durable. 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