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-7 ' y j s The Wilmingtoman. <~ T WO CENTS. WILMINGTON, DEL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1882. VOL. L—NO. 28. iFhr ïovc of an ïtoucst Ilian. There's many a thing that the maidens wish As they journey along in life, As they take their part in the busy world, And share in its cares and strife; Perhaps they wish for a cozy house, With furniture spick and span— Hut to crown the whole they care the most the love of an honest I Yes, pretty maiden, where'er y< In palaco or humble cot, Whether your life is fair and bright, Or trial and toil your lot, Whether your name is Flora May, Or homely Mary Ann, Y will be in luck if y in that love— The love of i honest man. Oh, a maidei loud set, ay prize her dit Or dresses of h.test style: >r inhabit a house of costly build, With carpets of velve »ile: But the greatest blessing urn's life— Let her gain it while r she can— * her golden locks, to her silver hairs, Is the love of an honest man. Fi An Injurious Practice. The practice of keeping childret school hours, as a punishmci to rec( after t, has nothing ! end it. Pretty jhool bouse in the hind is thus turned into \ penitentiary in which children are immur ed ei e of them for imperfect recitations, or for faults of deportment. This lishment might, if the teachers etli oil of p verc all judicious, bo rc r*ed to occ mi effect; but teachers are n judicious, ami thousands of ehildrei ly with gt t all thus detained every day to who . the deten M inus inji ry. and a gi ve injustice. For si ing in a seat or droping a pencil, for some failure in recitation, or a similar trifle which can scarcely he called a fault at all, the children are shut up in the school houses, etimes during the intermission, often Thousands of e t t illing breach of order, like turn after the close children in health, to whom the school hours are too long, arc permanently injured by this system of confinement. It shoud be abol ished at once. Wet -day, devote a Major portion of our Daniel M. Bates. His high standard of mental and moral celleney, and the conscientiousness that all of his judicial dicisions entitled the name of Daniel M. Bates the annals of F exalted bosition i A Special Announcement. Adrairal S. F. DuPont Post No. 2 G. A. R., of this city, will give a Fair In the L ture Room of the Opera House, commen cing Nov. 1st, to continue three weeks. This Post instituted for the single purpose of perpetuating the memories of those "who died that live"—and the Post gives the Fair in order ise funds to properly commemorate the next Memorial Day. This Fair is for a most worthy object, and friends will give it the • Nation might to we hope that support it well The Little Election. The "Little Election" of last Tuesday presented the phenominal feature of pleasing both of the Political Parties. The Republi claim that it prognosticates a grand in the November Election triumph for t —aud on the other side the tradition 1 Dem j to the front with glad ocratic Rooster c atorial airs. May be both parties will wi and may he they will not. I This mach we must say that the leaders ot ! the respective Parties manifested altogether j *li zeal to get control of the retuning * ! tu" board ol' this County. Their action simply se of Mint this, i a closely contested Election the party having the control ol the returning hoard would manipulate the returns in defiance of the ; people. We are of those who believe in a fair vote and an lumnt count—and the Party ' who would defy the people dear, ves an over whelming defeat. j OBITUARY. In the deatli of Mrs. Grace Church has lost cieut workers. Her unobtrusi and charitable intere feature of her life: s announced it filled, ness, this community. Oomnwnieated. J. P. Dougliten j * of its most efti- ; advancement of church j sts was a prominent l when her death was itli unspeakable sail s loafing on A Nuisance. complaining, that when Ladies have bee they go to the Post-Office to ters they have to "run ail their let- . the gauntlet of ; •ho are alw crowd of anil arouuil the step» leading to the build , ho make a habit of loaf ing. If these around the Post-Office, have no uwiu **"**'' an t.. stand there and hood about them, tin spit tobacco juice from morning ill night, the proper authorites ought to attend to the matter—and that at — F &Ä t y: mi Y" * l Daniel M. Bates. dies the people On Friday March 28tli, 1879, sad intelligence /as flashed over the from Ricin ond that. Daniel M. Bates wa stricken with a fatal disease, this people was ved with heart-felt sorrow, and said to the other a good and great man has passed away. Inheriting a delicate physical organiza tion, yet by judiciously husbanding his vi tality and carefully observing sanitary re strictions, lie was permitted to enjoy a fair condition of health; and the very last year of his life was marked by an apparent in creased bodily strength so that bis friends were led to hope that his genial companion ship and discreet counsels, might be spared to them for the lany years to ec When his fatal deset 3 —Gastritis—over at Richmond, Va., engag ed as Counsel in an important Railroad liti took him, he wa ed as Counsel in an important Railroad liti gation. DANIEL MOORE BATES, sixth Chan cellor of Delaware, was born at Laurel, Del. Jacob Moore a methodist minister distin guished in the early days of Methodism for piety, intellectual force and untiring zeal his mother whose maiden name also remarkable for simil Miss. Mary Jones, air traits of character, and she herself of a family distinguished through three genera tions for spirituality of character, and great devotion to the pr ctical duties of eliristian ity. Thus, in the parents of Mr. Bates who wa name. Daniel Ezley Moore, there wi rrents of earnest, homely Christian transmitted to their only infant his mother tW( life which child. While he was died, and when he his father, of th Hon. Martin W. Bates ii hut eight years old s streken down at. the house Dover. Mr. Moore had with him his little boy who after liis father's death accepted the cordial invi tation of Mr. and Mrs. Bates to make their chil house his home and they, having dren, adopted him forward bore tlieir na and he thence l being relation i tlieir : his changed by Act of Assembly, and I by birth was ever deeper, stronger or moreten ! der than this by adoption became, ! der than this by adoption became, j Having been prepared for college by Rev. ! John Patton D. D. at fourteen he entered graduated in . He always Diekinsc College, and wa« ong the first of his cla re Allied a lively interest in hin abnam u ter re ; . , ja cuv,n " lom * 111 ( ue cou ' h L 1 . ' A. M. and long afterwards in 1Hl.ll, t hat ..I ; L. L. D. He studied law m Dover, was an 1842 and entered at j mitted to the bar ii ce upon the active duties of his profess!« Iu j as the partner of his adopted father. ; November 1844 Mr. Bates wt tarried to j Margaret Handy, daughter of the late Isaac adop Hill, Maryland, P. Smith of Sum ted daughter of her uncle, the late G< Handy of Philadelphia. January 1847, Mr. Bates was Secre tary of State, under Govenor Tharp, for four years, during which period, in May 1849. he removed to Wilmington, where lie I continued the active duties of his profession j tention to his legal practice from ! this time, for sixteen years, w; Frc . ; | jjj 8 t .| osc i I """P" careely in crept by a short trip to Europe, which greatly invigor for his health, in 18 the [ a ted him. Despite the drawback of physical weak an inherited delicate constitution, he progressed rapidly. His thorough legal training, well balanced judgement and methodical habits of business all dominated and quickened by a conscientious faith ful îarked clinrac ness to duty, which wt teristic of his life, enabled him to accom the of good physical a lawyer with plisli powers. Ho was distinguished for the thoroughness of preperatio which he always came to _fche trial of a cnusc. Ho posessed to a nolabla degrf confidence of the Courts, of his professional brethern and of the people at large, anddur ■e than most the ing a considerable period of his active prac tice he appears from the reports to have been engaged in almost every important case tried in the Courts of his own country or before the Court of Erroijs and Appeals. But large bor involved, Mr. Bates still found time to serve the State with the same patient fideli ty which he brought to the business of his clients. Under a resolution of the General s was this practice and the la Assembly passed February 1849, be was associated with the lato Chancellor Harring ton, aiid the present Chief Justice Comegys in the revision of the public laws of the State. The result of their labors was the Revised Code.of 1852, and the fidelity and ability of the Commissioners was acknowl edged by resolution of the General Assem bly. In 1852 Mr. Bates wt appointed by Pres ident Pierce United States Attorney for Del aware and being reappointed by President Buchanan held the office iirtil the close of the latter's term of office in 1801. In that year he served as missioners from Delaware to the Peace con vention at Washington and was a member of which prepared the plan of adjustment reported to Congress. He fully sympathized with the resolution of appoinment which instructed the commis soners ''to emulate the immortal patriots who framed the Federal Constitution, by sacrificing all minor sidérations upon the altar of the Union." e of live cc The Commissions of the Legislature for tram* patriotic* efforts to preserve the Union. Mr. Bates continued to practice his pro the committee of nil by the , until the death of Chaucellor Har fesn rington in November 1865, when upon the ernest recommendation of the entire Bar of appointed by Governor the State, lie Saulsbury to the vacant place. No judicial called forth a gener appointment al expression of approval, from the press from the Bar. He re well and people, ceived his commission Chancellor Dec. 12, the duties of 1865, and entered at o his office, bringing to their discharge the siduity and conscientiousness which had distinguished his work at the bar. mediately turned his attention to the revis ion of the rules and practice of the Court, preparing for the use of members of the bar a manual of the rules of practice and stat Ilo i utes relating to his court and a large her of practical forms wliioh have proved of great assistance to all lawyers engaged in Chancery practice and given uniformity and technical accuracy to the business of the In January 1868, the Chancellor removed to Dover, hut returned to Wilmington in May 1870. On Oct 2nd of the same year his wife died. They had live childrc fo of ja clergy mu Church, and two daughters, one the wife of ; XaMn Harl . illgtoI1 Es( ,. ,,f tliu Wilmington ^ ^ ^ unulM1 . ied vliom are living,Geo. H. Bates Esq., lawyer of Wilmington. Rev. Daniel M.Bates, of the Protestant Episcopal As a judge, Chancellor Bates brought a instructed mind and judicial temper, a Mentions care and attention, to the hear ises and the preparation of opinion v small, and his term ing of ca îatters great ! was marked by a large increase of of office the business of the et rt, making his labors He had personally the confidence severe, of suitors in the court,and to a remarkable I j ! embers of the bar a d whei degree of the failing health and the imperative advice of s compelled him to resign tl Oct. 15tli 1873, to take effect on the j •as amply j the minutes of the Court his physich i office 1st of the following month, thi of popular regret through the press and in the resolutions of in the exprei sliowi the Bar spread in each comity in the State. All these resolutions express the highest estimate of his judicial character and abil ity coupled with by personal affection and solicitude for the restoration of his health, which feelings found far more free expression still in the speeches made occasion of the presentation of the resolu <; while running through both resolu tions and speeches is the instructive recogni tin ofthat conscientiousness which w< characteristic of the of the judge. the tio the much quite Ne r. 1, 1873 Mr. Bates accompanied by his family sailed for Europe and spent near ly two years abroad returning in Sept. 1875 greatly improved and with better prospects of health than ei before. Before his resignation he had lu ed under the authority of the Gei i engag ral As sembly in collecting and publishing the de cisions of his predecessors, which rk he pre viously reported. This unod and published two volumes (1st and eery Reports) bringing time. The continu 2nd Delaware Cha the cases up to his ance of this work was interrupted by his destin This vas his last service to the State. Its Statue law was shaped in practical, conve nient and permanent form, largely by his hand. The Reports of the Co remitting contributions for s an advocate to the adminis rts of law wit ness his twenty yea t ration of justice; and the practice of its rt of Chancery only existing before in the records of distinct cases and in the tra ditions of the Court and Bar, C< te by him wrought into a consistent and intelligible system of which the youngest practitioner might avail himself. Tlio decision of the Court lie rescued fre mouldering manu scripts and handed them down to future lawyers in enduring form and in his judicial opinions he added to them a large body of equity law, thorough in the treat ment and extended in the scope of the ques tions involved. His opinions wherever re ferred to by text book writers and Courts have been recognized as thorough and dis criminating discussions of the subjeot mat tb*pub^sl^ are not unknown to the profession through oùtTthè' country. They cover a wide range of topics and together present ises upon the principal topics of equity ju risprudence which leave little of research to be ad led to them to enable the student to rtain the exact condition of the law collection of treat upon the subjects treated. His idea of the function of the Judge, was to ascertain the law and declare it and not to rp the part of a legislator in order to make the law. At the beginning of the year 1877, improv ed in health and reel y b:yond what should have been the years of his prime, unimpared and irn with intellectual powt patient of illness and almost of leisure, Mr. Bates returned in some degree to the prac tice of his profession, though not engaging largely in business in the Courts. possible, n which 9 his deli reased, if that his interest in all useful activities ii he had always borne such a part, cate health and busy life permitted, was from childhood a member of the Metlio He also ii He (list Episcopal Church, enjoying the confi dence and respect of its whole membership. In 1872 when lay representation lished he represented Wilmington Confer ence in the General Confer« e held at For many years lie Brooklyn. active member of the Delaware State Bible interested particapitor Society, and also a in the work of the Delaware Historical So the resignation of the vt eiety, and o hie Judge Hall of the positions, Chancellor choosen to the Presidency of 1 Io also after the death of Bates wi these Judge hall, delivered at the request of the Historical Society a memorial address upon his life and character. cietics. While in active practice his office preparing for leading ch sought by poung the bar, aud members of the Delaware bar pursued their i /ho bees legal studies under liis direction. In poli tics lie was a Democrat thoroughly believ ing in the cardinal doctrines of the Jeffers lian i«l«a of government, though indisposed ! enter j j by mental and physical conditions j active political life. In March 1879, Mr. Bates was called to Richmond, Virginia as counsel in an impor taut railroad litigation, and having been thus engaged, and in apparently his usual health for nearly two weeks, he was taken ' suddenly and severely ill, and rapidly gr< ing worse, he died on Friday March 28, hav ing lived exactly fifty-eight years and two months, into which short span of life he had crowded more of work and valued publio service than is usual for men of four score years. This event called forth universal and feigned expressions of sorrow througout the State press and the people at large. This sense of loss and popular estimate of his character vhere the part of the bench and bar, the thus expressed, and perhaps more torsely,—by a leading journal of the State, immediately upon the announcement of his ath. Ilerqjvas : came who impressed all who se- of both with a strengtlj and sweetness; who walked up. rightly 1 Without scorning those who had fal len; win» hated sin and loved sinners; who had strong convictions and yet gave in his large mind, hospitable reception and c( teous consideration to the thoughts of those who differed with him; who had conscious ability without the pride of intellect, and who lived an active, useful, and, to a great extent, public life, doing his duty without jot or tittle of ir yielding conviction, ami yet incurring vaveriiig, principle man's hatred, anil «lying we lily believe, enemy, "a Christian gentleman, whose life was a revelation of the practica bility of that Christianity which the people of the world are apt to regard as siast's dream of the impossible." without euthu Who Killed John Nelson? In the vagueness and indefiniteness of the Coroner's finding in the case of Nelson the pertinent question is, who killed this The Mayor, who is also a Physician i tive practice, saw Nelson a few hours prior to his death and failed to observe any of the symtoms wliioh are due to the common poi suoh as Aconite - Arsenic - Strychnine or Opium; and the Autopsy did not disclose any "organic lesions" sufficiently marked <ts s -jh»- dfaAh: yci thix -van died. I And why did he die? Certainly not from the oominon poison s—and it is equally tain, taking the result of the Post Mortem criterion, that he did not die from any of the acute diseases. The concurrent testimony was, that he was found in an in toxicated condition—and the Morning News only a few days since, showed by the analysis of a competent chemist, that grogeries all over tliis city were selling as a suhsitute for whiskey, a compound that contained a poison as deadly as Strychnine; put this and that together and you have an important and probably a direct clue to the death of John Nelson. Men do cause»; and that there siduous agency at work in the unfortunate man there can be aud we believe that the name of this agent Picrotoxin —and further we do not hesi who sold him his murderer. die except from well assigned .s a subtle and In of this doubt— täte to declare that the : this poisonous decotion John Nelson i a stranger in this city—he was probably both poor and friendless yet that should not he any reason why he should be murdered upon The city officials cannot plead ignorance In extenuation of their indifference as to what is being dosed out by the vile and low grog sliohs of this city for the enterprise of the r streets. Mornmg News demonstrated and showed be yond cavil that "certain shops" ing oat "delirum tremens" and death to their customers and they had it labelled whiskey. We a deal apologist for the man who in dulges in intoxicating drinks, yet whiskey innocent and harmless beverage when with the Picrotoxin Com compared pound. should adulterate his gars and flour with arsenic so as to add to his pecuniary advantage he would he lynch ed—and that without qnestion; yet when an article jnstas poisonous as Arsenic is in com rhiskey dealers there is condemnation by those in authority. We repeat, who is responsible i for the death of John Nelson*? ise by ce rtail ! j d ii voice hea Personal. Miss Li unie Somers of Princess-Annc is extended visit to lier sister Mrs. making Smith at 617 West Utli street.