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SAD END TO A PISHING TRIP.
Poor end. suit ble to a by for a all A Philadelphian Accidentally Drowned in Blaokbird Creek. Joseph S. Kelly was until yesterday a clerk in the Philadelphia post office. He came down to Odessa to spend a iew days with his friend, William T. Potts, also a Philadelphian, who, is well knewn in Odessa as a gentleman very fond of gunning and fishing. Mr. Kelly was also a lover of the sport, and yesterday morning puny with Mr. Potts and his son went down to Blackbird creek, near Stave landing, where the latter gentleman cabin from whence to pursue his pastimes during the coming winter. Late in the afternoon Mr. Kelly anil young Potts (a boy about 1G) took one of the small boats and went sculling down tho creek. Mr. Kelly had the paddle, and as the tide was running very f.-.st, the boat was given a sudden lurch which sent hint over board, and he sank beneath the chill ing waters. Young Potts endeavored to reach him with n erahnet pole as lie was disappearing, hut the heavy tide carried him beyond reach. The alarm was at once given, and every means was taken to recover the body. Mr. Kelly lived on Dugan street, Philadelphia; was 44 years old and leaves a wife. Searching parties were dragging the creek all night, but at. the time of going to press the body had not been recovered. com* was building son a A VACATION STORY. The Summer Young Man Pays a Visit to Odessa has been a favorite resort for some of the young politicians of the county seat this summer, but there the number who will is one among not soon forget his trip. He was a bright young man, ambitious and handsome; and although 'tis said Ed. does not liko the fair sex, he can make himself very agreeable, and is always found in the midst of their gatherings. After poring over the books in the Recorder's office during the heat of the summer months, he made up his mind one day to accept an invitation to come to Odessa and visit ex-Fish Commissioner Schubert; and that evening he lifted the latch of the door of that gentleman's hospita ble home and entered. The ex-Cora missioncr was delighted to see him, and as the young pen driver of the Recorder's office takes delight in pisca torial pursuits, he decided to join his hostvin that pastime. Mr. Schubert aeceijdingly next his gUest in Ja rubber fishing suit, ex cept coat, and while he was absent in search of that necessary adjuuct to the fisherman's costume the young man from the city strolled out to the whcatfield, where a poor lone scare crow kept watch over the seed im planted about it. The weather being rather cool, and considering that the scarecrow could best do without his upper garment, lie divested him of it and placed it on his own manly shoulders, and with a complacent smile the Y. M. retraced his steps to the house, where he appeared before * liis host looking more like a "knight T of the road" than the handsome young city chap of the evening before. Mr. Schubert having an eye to business, decided that in his present outfit his guest would make a good fishmonger, he set him up~ in business and sent him out. His success may be imag ined, for few housewives could with stand the persuasive ways of the handsome young man. He has left us now, however, and is once more poring over the musty books in the Recorder's office; but we expect to Reade more of his exploits as a fish seller by and by, when he is hustling for votes for his colleagues with polit ical aspirations. •ning arrayed A Valuable Patent. J. Evans Adams, representing the Barrows »Savery Company, of Phila delphia, was in Odessa on Friday last in the interest of his firm, and was among the many who wished the Leader success. The Barrows Savery Company are manufacturers of the patented steam jacket kettle, an almost indispensable article where large quantities of food, etc., are prepared, and their valuable patents are being used in the largest canneries, confectionery establish ments and hotels in the country. In addition thereto, they also manufac ture caldrons, sugar pans, field, lawn and garden rollers. We call especial attention to their advertisement in another column. A Ton ofGrapes on One Vine That grand old Hampton Court vine had a good many admirers on Bank Holiday. It may be interest ing to those who have not seen it to know that it is more than 150 years old. Its stem is 13J inches in cir cumference. In a good season it will yield 2000 hunohes of fine grapes, weighing nearly a ton. They are of the finest black Hamburg kind.— Newark Ledger. Dclmair to be Rebuilt. Plans for twenty-eight ings to replace some of those laid low by the disastrous fire of Delmar sev eral weeks ago, are being prepared. In this disastrous conflagration a total of 72 dwellings and buildings were destroyed and over $100,000 went up in smoke, while many of the inhabi tants were rendered homeless. The buildings to, be erected range in price from $1000 to $7000. v build Tfic Dover l air. The Delaware Stato Fair opened ftt Dover yesterday under auspicious circumstances and promises to be very profitable. The exhibits are of peciully fine ^|ass, and the track events will draw a large number of prominent horsemen. Whitelaw Reid, Republican candidate for Vice Presi dent, is down on the books for a non partisan speech on Thursday. Saw mill Burned. The saw m|l| «f Edward Hart, ncor ^apkbird, was totally destroyed by fire on Monday night, entailing a loss of $1000. The buildings we fa not insured. The fatality comes inoppor tunely at this time, as Mr. Hart had some largo contracts mill will be rebuilt at once, m es hand. The THE CANNING INDUSTRY. Poor Crops and Bad Luck Conspire to Make it Unprofitable This Season. The cunning season is about at an end. The dry weather lias not been conducive to good crops, and as a re* suit the factories were not run as reg ularly as last season herenbouts. The corn canning industry, con ducted by the linker Brothers, ol Aberdeen, Md., was not very profita ble to that firm this year. Notwith standing that their acreage was much greater than the previous season, the blight and dry weather were uupro pitious to good crops, and they failed to secure even ns much corn ns from a smaller acreage. Not only in this way have they lost Early in the season they unfortunate through a mishap by which it is said tiiey lost about 4000 cans of corn, and their profits for the season are tints completely ab sorbed by their bad luck. On Thusday of last week they fin ished packing and discharged the greater number of employes, retaining only those that were necessary to la belling and shipping the season's pro ducts to their large Philadelphia ware house, and which will he concluded in a few days. Tho output for the sen will reach about a million cans. Early in the season the Watkins Packing Company, in anticipation of large crop of tomatoes and a busy senBuu, secured a large number of liands from Baltimore, Md.; hut,as in the ease of the Baker Brothers, their expectations remained unrealized. For tho past week or two, however, toma toes have been coming in pretty lively, all tilings considered, and the factory has been running full time. The tomatoes are being shipped as fast as they are ready by the Steamer Clio, the ' products of this concern commanding good prices, owing to the excellent quality of the goods, and the care used in preparing same. The season will prove somewhat better than that of their neighbors. iu on for day tist he heavily. were son a ter THE DELAWARE STATE FAIR. Rcducod Ratos via Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. The Delaware State Fair will be held September 20th to 23d, at Fair view Park, Dover, Del. Extensive improvements have been made since last year, and it bids fair to excel anything of like character for years. $10,000 is the premium list, and $1200,in special awards. There will be daily exciting contests of base-ball matches and bicycling. Tho Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company will sell excursion tickets, including admission to the grounds, September 19th to 23d, inclusive, good to return until September 2Gth, from principal sta tions -on the Maryland division and all stations on the Delaware division and branches at greatly reduced rates. Tlie County Ticket. The primaries on Saturday last were very quiet, and completed the Republican ticket of the county. The successful nominees are all men well knowu, and it is^needless for us to ex patiate upon their merits. The nom inees are : State Senator—Thomas B. »Smith, Wilmington. Representatives—Robert J. Handy, Brandywine; Samuel H. Baynard, Wilmington; John L. Vansant, Chris tiana; Francis M. Walker, Mill Creek; Charles Walton, Pencader; W. Eu gene Reybold, Red Lion; David P. Hutchison, Appoquimmink. The result in St. George's Hundred resulted as follows : For County Commissioner—John W. Jolis; for Road Commissioner— Thomas Clayton; For Inspectors— First district, East, Leonard V. As pril, Jr.; Second district, East, John Aspril: First district, West, Edward B. Rice; »Second district, West, Thos. E. Hum. No nomination was made for Assessor, and it is probable that Wil liam A. Cochran, independent candi date, will be endorsed. Ail Ol€l Minister &ouc. Rev. James L. Houston, the oldest member of the Wilmington M. E. Conference, died on Sunday last at Trappo, Md., from general debility. Deceased was born in Sussex county, November 8, 1810, and was a mem ber of Wilmington Conference since its inception in 1869, having been admitted previously to the Philadel phia Conference at the^age of 22. He was a self-made man, a great stu dent, and stood foremost among his fellow preachers in both conferences. Several children survive him, his wife having died several years ago. remains arrived in Wilmington yes terday morning and were taken to St. Paul's Church, where Presiding Elder Barrett and Revs. John France, J. B. Quigg, T. E. Terry, T. Snowden, Thomas and Henry Sanderson con ducted the services, were interred in the Wilmington and Brandywine cemetery. by a in to of up 'll, Tim ■cumins All Auspicious Opening:. Our schools opened last week with a fair attendance, considering the fact that many of those who at tend during the winter sessions are at the present time occupied with their duties about the farm and in the field. on the opening attendance of 12, but This also was Principal K. C. Mute, day reported an a scarcity of hooks, the case in Miss Emma Hull's r but wc have been informed that a requisition will be made upon the »School Board for the necessary books. After the summer vacation the schol ars appear imbued with a spirit of studiousness, and the teachers look for pleasant and profitable results for the school year thus propitiously opened. The readers of the Leader nmy look for the regular reports «3 to attend ance, averages, etc., in these columns. of non ncor by loss not had es Heavy Railway Traffic. The travel toward Washington on the P. W. & R. Railroad has been so heavy that schedule time had to be abandoned, and the crews of freight trains were pressed into service to run the passenger trains carrying the old veterans and their friends. During last week nearly 52,000 persons were carried by this road, and the travel the first two days this week is esti mated to he equally as large. The LOCAL MEMORANDA. on with Gleanings in General Gathered for tho Leador. in demand. Farn) hands The sore heads are numerous. The legislative candidate will soon begin to hustle. Chicken thieves are operating through the county. Marriage may be a faillir« but the solitaire engagement ring is not. A milkman never goes to a dance iu pumps. They are to suggestive. Republicans will be in large at tendance at Dover and Wilmington on the 28th. To Let—Several seats in the State Legislature once occupied by Demo cratic statesmen. The Leader will be sent to any address from now untij January 1st for 25 cents. The Atlantic Conference of the Seventh day Adventists have been conducting a camp-meeting near Newark. Newark Academy opens on Mon day next. Rev. James I). Shanks, D.D., of Philadelphia, is the new principal. Correspondents wanted in every town in the county to furnish the Leader with the local happenings of their vicinities. Middletown is to have a new den tist in the person of Dr. W. E. Bar nard, of Still Pond, Md. Why didn't he come to Odessa. week. his guest were was son Del., Letters of administration were •ning by Regis granted Monday ter Ceoch on the estate of John Ma hony to Mary Mahony. Mrs. R. S. .Culbreth, of Baltimore, who has been visiting at the Metho dist Episcopal Parsonage during the past month, has returned home. Makkikd.—I n Odessa, on the lJtli inst., by Rev. H. S. Thompson, Mr. Edward Godwin and Miss Mary E. Evans, both of New Castle county. The postoffice at Felton was broken into on Friday night last and tho safe carried out into a field and broken Tho thieves got 8250 for their ing by the was by who ing. open. labors. at his to Notices have been posted by tlie Pennsylvania Railroad Company to the effect that berry crates must bo removed from the company's grounds by t-lffr 25th. Theldry weather has fatally injured the white potatoe crop, and the worms have eaten up almost all the cabbage, consequently mashed potatoes and saur kraut will como high this winter. The most beautiful, and yet the saddest time of the year is at hand. In a few weeks autumn, in all her lovli ness, will adorn every way-side, and thousands of colors will meet tlie eye. day the last the The Lord & Polk Chemical Com pany have been experiencing a brisk season in their phosphate factory, and have been making large shipments of their justly celebrated fertilizers, both by boat and rail. Dr. Nowkmd's carriage and the buggy of L. G. Vandegrift cams into collision on Broad street, Middletown, on Saturday last, and while the occu pants were uninjured, hut slight dam age was done to the vehicle. Tho editor of the Lambertville Beacon wants a vacation and makes this announcement : "If some one who is always telling how to run a news paper will come and take charge for a week we will take our vacation. in State Auditor Delaney sits at the Court House in Wilmington today from 9 a*, m. to 4 p. ns., settling up the accounts of tho various clerks of the school districts. The auditor de sires that all clerks should be prompt in their attendance. A large number of horsemen from this section visited Kirkwood last week to see the big trotting event on the Kite track of the Maple Valley Trotting Association. Saladin and Sadie AI. gave a good exhibition, the former winning the race in 2.15. Charles N. Bell has assumed the editorial chair of the Salem (N. J.) South Jerseyman. We are pleased to hear of his success, and hardly think he'll want to exchange his pres ent position for a "sit" on a city paper. Shake, Charley, we're with you. The New Castle Democrats will liokX,hi-weekly meetings to hear dis cussions on the tariff and other issues of tho campaign. Among the speakers so far secured arc Chairman Handy, Victor B. Wooley, Alex. B. Cooper, W. J. Lyman, Lewis C. Vandegrift and John Biggs. William F. Sharp, of Middletown, aged 64 years, died on Wednesday last, and was buried with the honors duo an old soldier by his comrades of Major John Jones Post, No. 22, G. A. R., on Friday last. Mr. Sharp was for many years sexton of Forest. Preshyterian Church. The second quarterly 'meeting of the St. Paul's M. E. Church, of Odessa, will be held on Sunday, September 25th. Tho Presiding Elder, Rev. Al tred Smith, is expected to preach in tho evening. The quarterly confer ence will be held on Monday morn ing, 26th inst., at 9 o'clock. Sonic steps should he taken by our town authorities to prevent rag ped dlers from driving through our town on Sunday evenings. There is no necessity for this kind of business, as they have all the week to attend to such affairs, and then the rags might be the means of bringing some infec tious disease germs among us. at at but was a the of for the look The Grand Army' veterans of the Department of Delaware, numbering about 700 men, under command of George W. Stradley, department com mander, left on Monday afternoon tlie B. & O. for Washington. over They were accompanied by Hyatt's military band, of Wilmington. New Yorkers went through on the The same train. for the additions to the The pit Broad Street Station of the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company, which will million dollars, were submitted to the building inspectors last week. The foundations of the structure are well under way, and the werk ot on so be run old were esti cost now erecting tho building will be begun as soon as the permit is granted. The Inline work will be of iron, and the exterior will be .composed of brick, terra cotta and granite. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. How Miss Anna Lord is home from Nor ristown, Pa. Misa Mollio Hose has been visiting friends in Philadelphia. Miss Katie Polk is visiting Mrs. Sutphiu at Trenton, N. J. E. A. Moore, the grain meschant, is on tho grand jury this week. Mr. Harry Davis spent Sunday with friends in Philadelphia. Mrs. J. L. Gibson is visiting her mother at Ocean Grove, N. .T. Mrs. Joseph Brown and family returned home from Ocean Grove luSf very where cerned. cured ports to one to and was out antees, ance been but and week. Mr. Harold Baker will celebrate his 37th birthday on the 28th hub at Philadelphia. Mr.Scribner, of Baltimore, was the guest of Mrs. Polk and daughter, Miss Katie, over Sunday. now go is drill saving zens to that pel and W. W. on the r. "Undo Sam Walker represent Odessa grand jury this week. Lumber King William Middletown, with his charming lady, were in Odessa Sunday evening. Miss Minnie Addison, of Baltimore, was the guest of Miss May G. Tliotnp during the early part of last Taylor, of A not tax have a town ii son week. Joseph Brown, Esq,, of Odessa, Del., was the guest of his brother, J. Will Brown, Sunday last.—Newark Ledger. Leonard V. Aspril, Jr., has been elected to succeed John Appleton, de ceased, as a trustee of the M. E. Church. Editor Freeman, of tho New Era, drove through town on Sunday even ing behind his trotter, accompanied by Airs. Freeman. Miss Ella Rhein lias been spending the week with her parents here. She was accompanied from Philadelphia by a Miss Wharton. Mr. Frank Baker, wife and baby, who have been among the summer's visitors to Odessa, returned to their Philadelphia home on Monday morn ing. cans of in be the This be we Gov. cisco, bill other the into his day. Miss Mai y Enos, daughter of Funeral Director Joseph H. Enos, re turned home on Friday last after a pleasant visit among friends in »Sud lcrsville. L. V. Aspril, Si\, Michael Grem minger, William P. Ilhcm and I. F. Croit, all old veterans, left on Mon day for Washington to participate iu the Grand Army reunion there. Miss Florence Naudain, who has been spending a part of the summer months with her grandfather, G. W. Naudain, of Odessa, leaves Philadel phia for her Missouri home this week. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sutphin and daughter, Miss Gertrude, who have been spending some weeks with their father, Mr. E. C. Fenimore, of near town, returned on Monday morning last to their homo in Trenton, N. J. Contractor Morrison, who will build the now $3000 bridge over the Appo quinimink Creek at this place, was in town yesterday looking over the groun d and making preparations to start work on his contract this week. captivating society lady of Brooklyn, is the guest of Miss Corbit. Both the young ladies are accomplished horsewomen, and make a splendid appearance when mounted on Mr. Corbit's handsome bays. on 70 the it at to no Miss Allen, Past Commander Joe Enos started for Washington early yesterday morn ing to gaze upon the ranks of the boys in blue, who shared with him the trials and vicissitudes of life upon the fiSld and in camp during the bloody days of the late war. Our efficient postmaster, C. F. Griffeuberg, has hied himself away to Washington to participate in the en joyment of the festivities prepared for the visiting veterans. In his absence his daughter, Miss Fannie, has been disbursing the mails. T. Courtenay Enos, son of our townsman, Joseph II. Enos, 1ms finally passed his examinations for a clerk ship in the railway mail service, and has been appointed to a permanent position between New York and Washington. Mr. Enos is now a resi dent of Trenton, N. J., and has the congratulations of his many friends hereabouts. of on J.) of G. of Al in our ped no as to Dr. A. T. Neale, diract*r of tho State agricultural station at Newark, accompanied by Mr. Curtis, of the Newark Paper Mills, were Sunday visitors in Odessa. The gentlemen were much interested in tlie wonderful growth of a peach tree in the yard of L. R. Davis, Esq., it being one of a lot of 500 imported by tlie doctor from tho Island of Tasmania two years ago and distributed through the State. For State Senator. Representative Thomas B. Smith has been given the nomination for State »Senator after a very warm cau cus, and will at once prepare himself for the coming fray, lie owes his nomination to Senator Higgins, who opportunely was in Wilmington ou Friday last, and was influential in having other candidates withdraw. The Republican party in thus placing the name of Representative »Smith as the Senatorial candidate have strength ened the State and County ticket, as will be seen by the increased vote, not only in the city of Wilmington, but throughout the county. Tho past record of the candidate for Senatorial honors is a bright, crisp and clear one, and he can control not only his own party's vote, hut also those of many Democrats. the of Anotlicr lîlectioii Ordered. The Democratic County Committee had a hot day of it Friday last before they got through with the Third dis trict election case for county commis* About 12 witnesses on each side were were examined, and an hour for each side was allowed for argus ment. Some wanted to throw out Newell and some Mealey. As no de» likely to he reached on effected After the The sioner. the will week. are ot vision was this line, a compromise was by declaring void the election, this was done the committee declared vacant the seats of the officers who held the election. The vote for rep« resentative to the legislature in the wards south of Sixth street, was also declared void, and a new electi he held on Saturday. as The the brick, m MIDDLETOWN'S WATER SUPPLY. the Town Commissioners Spend the People's Money. Tho Middletown authorities seem lax in their business methods where the town's interests are con cerned. At great expense they se a water supply, which, if re are true, is greatly inadequate the demand. It is rumored that recently the borough council made a sided contract with a well-digger drive a 10-inch well at $9 a foot ; if water could not be reached he tq receive $6 a day for taking the pipe. No provisions or guar antees, however, were asked from the contractor for the faithful perform of his work. The well has now driven to the depth of 100 feet, there is no appearance of water, the contractor claims that he has reached a strata of rock and can further. He will, however, it Special no understood, make an attempt to through the rock. There is no saving clause in the contract, tho citi claim, to compel the contractor do anything more. He can claim he can go no further, and com the payment of $6 a day for re tiie hundred l'eet of iron moving piping, and thus make the town au thorities throw good money after bad. thousand dollars will thus easily be expended for which the tax payers do get one cent's worth of benefit. ^Already, wc are informed, the town is deeply in debt, arid naturally a high rate must lie made to meet the interest and reduce this debt. The citizens of Middletown should have a clause placed in their charter restricting the town's indebtedness to stated amount, and thus prevent the authorities from making such unbusi ness-like contracts, for when once a town becomes loaded down with debts eats up its prosperity in taxation. OPENING THE CAMPAIGN. Governor 'McKinley to Fire tho First Gun Off in This State Tlie campaign will be formally opened in this State by the Republi cans on Thursday, September 28. Governor McKinley will be the orator the day. He will speak at Dover the morning, and in the evening will discuss the tariff' question in Opera House at Wilmington. This will be the first gun of the cam paign fired, and its reverberations will heard until after election day. Since the above has been iu type learn that through the deatli of Gov. McKinley's brother at San Fran cisco, the framer of tho great tariff bill will be obliged to cancel his en gagements in this State. He might probably make it convenient to come Saturday if lie can manage his other engagements. If not, we fear Governor will not be able to get into tho State of Delaware this fall, as time la-all taken up to election day. We Call An Old Landmark. Tho Odessa Hotel is one of the old landmarks hereabouts, and has seen many generations pass through its ancient doors. It was built more than y tars ago, and when houses were erected with more caro * and fore thought than they are in this busy world of to-day. Only materials of the best kind were used in its con struction, which accounts for the ex cellent state of preservation in which is now found. The present dis penser of hospitality and good cheer is hoard is Mr. Charles Lloyd, who needs no introduction at our hands. This ancient hostelric passed into his haifds last fall, and since then he is gradually repairing and improving it. During the present week carpenters have been overhauling the roof and putting in new eaves, and in the course of their labor they were obliged to remove some of the shingles. Not withstanding the storms of more than jjiree score years had beaten down upon them they were found to bo as solid as when first placed upon the roof, to which they were fastened with the old-fashioned hammered nails. This remarkable preservation is due no doubt to the fact above slated, and speaks well for the architects of ye ancient time. such new you in Cliurclt Notes. Rev, Mr. Sawyer, who has been filling the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church at Irvington, on the Hudson, for several Sundays, is expected home this week, and will greet his congre gation from the Drawyers Presbyterian pulpit next week. Rev. Air. Blessing, who was to oc cupy the pulpit in Drawyers Presby terian Church last Sunday, was taken ill, and could not fill his appointment. As a consequence our Presbyterian friends worshipped with their Aletho dist brethren on Sunday. A new church, called the Dulaney, situated on the Sassafras and Massey Circuit, of which Rev. Fred. E. Kin sey is tho paçtor in charge, will he dedicated with imposing exercises next Presiding Elder Smith month. preached there last Sunday morning. The corner stone of the new A. U. M. 1'. Church, ot Newport, was laid yesterday with imposing which the colored knights templar took part, church are: Shadrick (Tisdin, Llija Knoats, Bcnjami: White, Gilbard Cook, Givins Taylor; George Brown, pastor. ceremonies in The trustees of the Henry 1 ou is, Thrown From a Carria«;e. While Postmaster Griffeuberg ami Undertaker Elios were driving from Middletown to Odessa early this morn: ing they lost a wheel from their car riage which precipitated the gen tlemen to tlie ground. The post master was severely bruised and shaken up and is confined to his home while his companion was none the worse lor the accident. L. C. Vandegrift asked the court yesterday to place a tax of $167.08 on William* J. Glee vor for work done in St. George's Hundred. We will he truly grateful to many friends if they will kindly send us any items of news that they may possess. We desire to keep our readers posted on the county news. x All kinds of plain and fancy job printing done at this office. i'i S. JOHN W. J0LL8 DEALE It IN FLOUR, FEED, ' COAL 0 SEEDS. attention given to GRAIN C MIDDLETOWN, DEL. LUMBER Lumber, Painis, Hardware, Mill Work, Fencing Wire, Hard and Soft days shoes is COAL Sawed Building Lime, Land Lime, Drain Tile, route Etc., Etc. Variety, Best Quality, Lowest Prices. C. E. HUK1LL, By MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Silverware 0 Jewelry have on hand a complete assort ment of Jewelry of every descrip tion. The Goods are new, of the very latest style, and the prices very reasonable. A Fine Assortment. and examine our Stock. It is decidedly the best we have ever shown to the people of this vicinity. THOMAS MASSEY, Middletown, Del. Any longer if you WAIT want a uew suit. —■— r ' They are here, ex amined, marked and put in stock, and an assortment as will be sure to you. Does your boy want a suit? You will be surprised how quality, style and good looks can get in Boys' Clothing for a little money these days; but our experience and ability to handle large quantities, and buying for the cash en us to offer our customers every possible advantage. Odd Trousers all sizes and prices; new patterns, goods and just made up in the stylos. - DON'T JAS. T. MDLLIN & SON, 6th & Alarket. Wilmington. Clothier, Tailors. C. J. MCE, KINCS OF DEALER IN \s A/ 323 0 325 N.Water St. PHILADELPHIA. we mmm eyes preo VJSSSBäW 0 KIL! 3 TS' KS®***^ ViSÄ^OROERS flLLEDNSfe^S^ YOU THINK YOUS EYES ARE COOD! If you havo them examined you will probably find that there is something wrong with them, And that glasses will he a great help to you. We use inimitable "DIA MANTA" lenses,which made only by us, Oculists os tho l Solid Gold Spectacles $3.00 ; usual price $5.00 Steel Spectacles - - .50» usual price 1.00 Artificial Eyes inserted 4.00; usual price 10.00 M. ZIKEEWAN & BRO. 1130 S. Ninth St. OPTICIANS. (PHILADELPHIA. Between Chestnut ar/f Walr.ut Street!», An Institutio n of Nationa l Reputation. Peirce Colleger ssof Business^ HüandShorthand, und recommended by lead best nids to defective vision ( Eocord Building, 2d, 3d & 4th Floors.) 917-919 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. annual enrolment of students. rj6T> For years an than a thousand . A Faculty of thirty specialists. il Niglit Sessions. Private Classe3 in German and French. College Annual, Graduat ing Exercises, and Enrolment Blanks, on application to THOMAS MAY PEIRCE, PH. D. Prinoipal and Founder. Graduates successfully assisted to positions. lents last ye Morning, Afterno a ADVERTISE IN THE LEADER Rates on application. S. M. REYNOLDS & CO. Men's Furnishing DEPARTMENT. C URTIS' OELARS BEES. ALL THE LATEST STYLES AND Fail and Winter Neckwear, at 25 and 50 cents. Medium and heavy weights in Underwear. Men's Stainless Black Hosiery, two pairs 25 cenls. Gloves for dress, driving and work. Men's Hats in various styles and qualities. SHOES We will soon receive from the manufacturers' the most complete line of Ladies' Shoes ever in Middletown, ranging in price from one dollar to five dollars, the cheapest and as comfortable as good fitting as the highest prices. Men's Shoes form one of the principal parts of our business. Iu a few days ivc will receive the most complete, most stylish and beBt made special shoes for young men that was ever displayed in this neighborhood. The Calf Blucher, with Piccadilly toe is the thing foe the young man this winter, and is sure to bo a success. Its advantages—it'always keeps its shape, and is equally as stylish iu the ball room as it is serviceable on the street. 83 a pair GROCERIES Our Grocery Trade, under the efficient management of Mr. William Vansant, is rapidly increasing. All orders entrusted to him while on his route will be attended to with dispatch. S. M. REYNOLDS & CO., MIDDLETOWN, DEL. THE IMPORTED HACKNEY STALLION lil tti FlliJ r in i lulfe Lfi! « w uu u IDIE: E. H. S. B. 5I5, A. H. B. B. 8o, (Winner of the First Prize, Toronto, 1890.) By Utting's Per foot ion, 543; dam by »Sir Arthur; second dam by Bedford Phenomenon by Norfolk Phenomenon. is ex to a a our en the - -- =— $10 down and $15 when mare Is known FEE $25.00 to be witn foal, with the usual privileges -—.—■.— of return. Dark bay, 16 hands high, 1200 pounds, with the best of limbs and feet, and perfectly sound. A rare foal getter—having left in Canada, where he stood four seasons, a uniformly fine lot of bay colts from mares of every color. A. P. COltBIT, Odessa, Del. BELONGS TO MIDDLETOWN, DEL. them, $5.00 1.00 10.00 St. Patented Steam Jacket Kettle. Plain Iron or White Enameled For the use of Canners, Chemists, Butchers, Confectioners, Varnish Alakers, Soap Manufacturers, Printers, Curriers, Paper Alanufacturers, Hotels, Public Institutions, Etc., Etc. Also lead CAULDRONS, SUGAR PANS, Wrought (Pat.) ^ Cast Iron Field, Lawn and Garden Rollers BARROWS SAVERY COMPANY, MANUFACTURERS S W. Cor. Front and Reed Streets, PHILADELPHIA. CLOTHING, BUT WE THERE IS CLOTHING and intnL 10 WANT TO FIX YOUR MIND ON KLEIN S CLOTHING and last The Styles are the Latest. Our Cutters cut it. The Fitting is Perfect. Our Makers make it. The Materials the Best. Capable Salesmen sell it. The Prices the Lowest. Every Stitch Guaranteed. Men's Good Suits, $7, 8, 10, 12. Boys' Go » d *!i 50 J° 5 6 ' 50 ' Dress Suits, $15, 18, 20, 25. Child's Good Suit*, *2, t° 5. Light Weight Ovcrsacka, $6. Heavy Weight Oversacks, *n>. One small profit added to manufacturers' cost makes Clothing cheap, i™dour«ii» therefore cheap In addition to the actual saving by reason of low prices, we I WM pay RAILROAD FARE AT EXCURS ION RATES on purchases of $15.00 or over, and proportionately for less amounts. D. KLEIN * BRO., 918-920 Market Street, NEXT DOOR TO POS> OFFICE. Philadelphia.