Newspaper of Peninsular News, May 26, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of Peninsular News dated May 26, 1876 Page 3
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' thé 'innrti'r in without « iincPIT is without a rawherries were brought to lday last. i Farmington rejoices in the posses- , sion of a well-tilled ice house,the contents 1 a of which will soon prove a luxury. Two freight trains daily have been ! put on the Delaware Railroad, one to «ftew York and one to Philadelphia. I James Clark Betts, youngest son of the late Isaac Belts, died yesterday at his residence a few miles from Milford, pie by it is OUR LOCAL RECORD. fcuü'ANG is now in onW. Large Catch of Fisii.— Messrs. .J. B. Prettyman & Co. caught 425 bushels of trout and eighteen drum fish at one haul, one day last week, at Slaughter i Beach. As now organized, the Republican party of Delaware is a conspiracy against honest purposes and decent methods in government and even fair play in party affairs .—Every Evening. Butter is now selling here lower than for several years past. A good article can be bought for twenty-five cents per pound, and many of our merchants refuse to buy it at any price. The Kent County Local Preacher's Association propose to hold a Camp Meeting under their auspices this sum mer. It is thought it will be at Spring Branch, near Felton, the same place as last year. New York Line. — The steamers from Lewes to New York will make tri weekly trips on and after Tuesday, May 31st. Leave Lewes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 o'clock p. m., and Satur days at 5.30. Enterprise.— Messrs. R. M. & Wm. T. Johnson, formerly of Milford,and now doing businessjn Middletown have com menced tlie manufacture of shoes by ma chinery in the rear of their store iu the Town Hall; and have all the appuits nances of a good factory with which to start. The Democratic State Convention will be held in Dover oil Tuesday, June 13th, for tho purpose of electing six delegates to attend the National Demo cratic Convention to be heldinSt.Louis. Hundred delegate elections are to be held on Saturday, June 3d. The Fruit Prospect.—P eaches all gone; pears seriously injured, heart cher ries also seriously injured, but morello cherry trees full as they can bear. Ap ples promise well. Strawberries have made their appearance in this market, and will be very abundant in a week or b ten days more. I The excursion to Rehoboth Beach yesterday was an exceedingly pleasant one. All greatly enjoyed tho excellent dinner at Bright's Hotel, prepared by the hostess, Mrs. Grubb. The season is now fairly opened, and the improvements made since the last will add largely to the pleasure and comfort of visitors. Leg Broke. —Leslie, sou of John W. Jump, of this town, had his thigh frac tured on Saturday last. He was swing ing on a big gate with several other chil dren when tlie gate fell and caught his leg under it in sucii a manner as to throw the weight of the gate, with all the chil dren on it, directly across tlie middle of the thigh. A Horse Driven to Death.—O n Sunday afternoon. May 14, Frank Black hired a horse of Mr. Lemuel Draper to drive to Frederica, a distance of seven miles, but instead of driving only that distance he took another person in the carriage with, him and drove about forty-live miles, when the horse became so exhausted as to drop iu the shafts,and died in a few minutes. An Independent Party.— It is suggested by Every Evening that a new party be formed in the city of Wilming ton for the special work of governing that city for tlie benefit of its tax-payers. The accidental control of tlie Democrats it pronounces a failure and fear that unless si'tne new arrangement is made the old City Ring will come hack into power. Coal Oil Accidents.—' These are an everyday occurrence. Every week tlie record of one or more of them is made in the newspapers, and some of tlie most appalling character. These should ad monish all who are compelled to use this material for illuminating purposes to the greater care. How thankful we should be for gas. l The New Chief Justice.— Mr.Com legvs is Holding court daily at New Cas Itle. It is generally thought that the ' Messrs. Bayards deserve credit for rec commending him, instead of their life long friend, Judge Wooten, because they conscientiously believed him the better man for tlie place. Gov. Cochran also deserves commendation for the same reason. The following is tlieavorage standing of tlie students of Farmington Institute in recitations for the first half of tlie spring term: Lizzie Waples.. Varina Hopkins Kmma Phillips Addle Redden Lina Short.... Mollle Hayes... Annie Collins.. .10 Willio Day. Jabez Collins. Lyman Powell John Hopkins. Willie Hill. Royal Burdick—9 33 9 6 . •.) i;;, .9 5 9 7 '.I :.i 9 4 9 5 M l.t ..9 5 .9 2 A. D. Postles, Principal. Notice.— The following letters have remained in this office overone week un called for, and if not called for within one month from this date they will be forwarded to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C. Deputy, Miss .Tannic Jasobs, Mrs. Sarah P. McColley, Natlic Milford, May 26, 1876. Wm. G. Hering, P. M. The New National Bank.— The projectors of this new institution are busily engaged pushing it forward to a permanent termination. $40,000 of stock has already been subscribed, and the L prospect is that the remainder will be $ taken at an early day. Milford requires B two banks, and when business revives k again she will find her prosperity greatly ■ promoted by a plenty of banking capital H actively employed in her midst. » N OAii Townsend.— 1 This aged citizen ^Mof Cedar Neck, Sussex county, died on BEMjglnnday last, in tlie eighty-first year WwB - his age. He was seriously afflicted for BE ™"'ny months. He was one of the oldest ^■ben of this locality, and until recently ^^had always enjoyed excellent health. The tuneral services were held at U.e house on Wednesday afternoon, where a large concourse of his former friends met to pay their last tribute of regard to his memory. Another Republican Conven tion.— In since it has become to be well — known that tlie recent Republican State Convention was carried by bribery and fraud, and that in consequence the party is to be misrepresented at Cincinnati, it bas been suggested that another Con vention be called and that, while pledg Hkj^itsmi^bera to the support of tlie < ty, it uppoint : lernen to present the 'art.v in tins State to Richards, Sarah E. Themas, Eliza Truitt, Mrs. ti. Eliza ii. K Comeoys.—O n Moil ■HBiief Justice C'mnegys took his Pm the bench of the Superior (V>urt, now in session at New Castle, and com- j menced the charge of his official duties, j The appointment is generally considered : thé beat that the Governor could make ' under the circumstances by which he w(|g 81ln . 0U11(ie(1 . tliou^l. many thought that .lodge Wootten should have been promoted instead. Wo commend the Governor for the care and wisdom mani- ! fested in the case. The appointment is | f a credit to him. ! Basket Picnic.—T he Patrons of Husbandry of Kent and Sussex counties w'JWMjMAjgket ulen c on .^.itnrday of Presbyterian church, at Harrington. Stands and seats will ho provided to accomodato all who may attend. It is expected that many peo pie who are not members of the Order will participate; all will be welcome. The intellectual feast will be furnished by Wni. Dean, Esq., and several other prominent men of the Peninsula. IIarrtstgton Depot. —We are in formed that the directors of the Dela ware and of the Junction & Breakwater Railroads, have concluded that as we have managed to get through the win ter with the old cabin that is used for waiting passengers and for the ticket office, that the people will be satisfied to get along during the summer with it as it is. It throws a shade , and as this is chiefly what is desired in this climate in hot weather, no one will complain or think themselves meanly treated if no new building is put up during the warm season. Gumboro Post Office.— The Post Office was removed some moths ago from Gumboro to a cross roads a mile and a-qnarter distant, called Pear Tree, where but one family lived I Gumboro had been a post-office for thirty yeais and contains nearly one hundred inhab itants. The indignant people of that village remonstrated, petitioned and contended until they have succeeded in having it restored, and already the same influences are at work to have it again removed to Pear Tree! They tell the P. M. General that Pear Tree is a more important town than Gumboro! How is itV Bayard's Chances.— The prospects of Thomas F. Bayard for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency are im È roving again. The action of the Ohio iemocratic State Convention in endors ing the rag baby, and nominating Allen as the Democratic candidate of Ohio for the Presidency, has seriously injured Thurman's prospects, and a portion of his loss becomes Bayard's gain. He is believed to be honest, and the general feeling in favor of reform in the civil service aids his chances in the Demo cratic party. Ilis war record now comes in to scourge him. The Smyrna Bank of Milford.— This institution oppeius to have passed entirely out of the control of the "Old Fogies" of this town and vicinity, and has gone into the hands of the live, busi ness men. Peter F. Uausey, Esq., who has large real estate, manufacturing,and mercantile interests here, Reynear Wil liams, one of our most acute, enterpris ing and wealthy merchants, and Samuel W. Hall, of Frederica, largely engaged in the fruit canning business, and a man of large means, now constitute the board of directors. These gentlemen are all judicious and honorable business men, and they will, no doubt, succeed in making the old bank more useful and popular than ever before. Belmont Hall.— There is an engrav ing now on exhibition—with thousands of other Centennial relics—iu Indepen dence Hall, Phila., a picture of a neat two-story country house and ornament ed grounds, called "Belmont Hall." Tlie inscription on the border of the engraving is as follows:- "Belmont Hall, near Smyrna, Delaware, erected in 1770 by Thomas Collins, Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-chief of the State of Delaware; High Sheriff of Kent County, four years a member of the Council; Brigadier General of Militia 1770 to 1783, member of Assembly and Chief-Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. In this house tlie first Legisla ture of Delaware met and here held its session. An American picket was shot and killed in the observatory of the house bv a British rifleman during the Revolution. The house is now the prop erty of J. II. Peterson, Esq." Carey's New Building. — Judge Joseph M. Carey, of Wyoming Territory, formerly of Milton, in this State, went to that Territory in 1861 as District Attorney, appointed by tlie lamented Lincoln. He served in that position for two years, when he was promoted to the U. S. Judgeship for that District, where he served four years. Finding that po sition unprofitable lie resigned and went into tlie stock business, in which he has already accumulated a handsome for tune. In a late number of the Cheyenne Hun received at this office we see a wood engraving of a very handsome building just erected by him in that town called the Carey Block. It cost $40,000 to bu ild it and it rents for $9600 a year! The Judge, then a young lawyer, was with us in Milford In I860, and aided in the organization of the Republican party in these lower counties. Republicanism had more enemies in those days than now! The Harrington & Queenstown Railroad.— Baltimore City might have a large increase to her Peninsular trade if lier people would use their efforts to secure the construction of the Harring rlngton <& Queenstown R. R. The peo ple of the Eastern Shore of Maryland naturally feel an attachment for the chief city of their own State and would prefer to do business there rather than in New York. Philadelphia or Wilmington, pro vided it was as accessible to them as are the other cities. As it is, the people of that section can reach either of the oth er cities at less cost. The distance from Harrington to Baltimore is only 60 miles and twenty of this may be made by steamer from Queenstown, leaving only 40 miles of Railroad to build. Through this route, besides giving that city the benefit of much of the trade of the Eastern Shore and of Delaware, a direct connection may be made with the Atlan tic Ocean nearest to that city. Many Baltimoreans are already interested in Rehoboth Beach and by this route could reach it in four or live hours. Without speaking of the New York connections with this line it does appear that the interests of that city might be largely promoted by the construction of this link of road and the establishment of the line of travel and transportation from the Atlantic and the Peninsula to that eity. C0RRESP0N DENCE. Ne» Grove Sunday Nchool Couference. Messrs. Editors:— By tho courtesy of Alex. YVhlllden, Esq., President of the Sea Grove A ion, a National S. S. Confér ât Sea Grove, Cape May, N. J., commencing June 25th. Representa tive men, Including such names as Chancel lor Crosby, Drs. Duryea, Deems, Ormiston, Vincent, Johnson, Withrow, Henson, New ton, and other prominent pastors and lay men are engaged for addresses. We notice tlint Frank Beard, tlie inimita ble chalk artist, Is on the programme. Also many of the leading Primary and Normal Class Teachers of tlie country. It will be in charge of J. Bennett Tyter, ssocjitui ence »ill and will last a week, Philadelphia, is chairman of the Business Committee Sea Uto ; e u dellghlfuny situated about tl . . «ne mile from Cape May by horse rail-road, and by a fine carriage-drive along the beach, Its ample lintels and cottages, and cummo dious roofed Pavilion, afford fine facilities | f ot public gatherings, as well as a restful ! resort for qu | et pe0 pi 0 . The Centennial opens finely. It is worth tll(! C03t of a journey to see the buildings, and ramble among the enchanting scenery, to 6a V "»thing of the vast variety of wonder ful and curious exhibits from all parts of the world. Sunday-school people who visit the Exposition will be glad to avail themselves of a two hours run to the Convention, amaker, of Mr. IVI Philo. Wilmington. TERRIBLE ACCIDENTS AND SUICIDE. Messrs. Editors :— 1 The unusual quiet of our City for the past few weeks has been followed by a series of revolting and heart rending accidents, and by a very singular suicide of a man and wife. First of all these terrible casualties was the death of a man upon the rail last Friday evening. Anthony Cannon, a bricklayer, residing in the wes' tern portion of the city, it is supposed while under the influence of liquor, lie wandered to the track of the Delaware Railroad and fell; the 11:15 freight coming along passed over his head and limbs, crushing them into a shapeless mass. At the Inquest held by Coroner Groves, tlie death was declared ac cidental. The news of the aforesaid accident had hardly reached us, when our City was start led to some extent by a terrific explosion of one of the powder mills of tho Messrs. Du Ponts', situated a few miles up the Brandy wine, which occured at 8 a. m., Saturday morning. It was the most serious and de structive to life and property of any that has taken place for many years. The cause, as usual, of these explosions, can seldom be arrived at, as every living thing or person is destroyed, as in this case. Four men, Fred erick and Patrick Dougherty, Amos Corbet, and Patrick McKenney, were working in the mill at the time of its explosion, and all were instantly killed, three of the men literally being blown into pieces, the remaining one was blown about fifty feet in the air, but was not mutilated or mangled to any extent. The friends of the men who were killed have been looking for the remains, and so far have been successful in finding a black and swollen arm, a leg, a headless trunk and small pieces of flesh, bones and clothes, Ac. There was great destruction of the surround ing property, windows, Ac., being generally shattered. Tlie widows and orphans of the deceased will be cared for during life by, and at the expense of the Messrs. DuPonts. A double suicide of a strange couple, sup posed to be man and wife, who were stop ping at the Black Horse hotel, occured last Saturday evening, they taking together strychnine and laudanum, and were found Sunday afternoon, after the door was forced, husband and wife, side by side upon the bed dead. They are supposed to have been either French or German, were well educated, and talked quite fluently the English language. They are entirely unknown in this City, and will probably he interred iu a few days in Potter's Field. Still another death on the railroad. Last Saturday night as the 11:10 train from Phila delphia arrived at our depot a young man James A. M. Frazier, aged twenty-seven years, attempted to step off the train, it hav ing almost stopped running, in doing so he fell and rolled under the cars from which ho had just alighted, which passed over his limbs mashing them off, only being attached to his body by pieces of skin. Several phy sicians were immediately sent for but could do nothing for the unfortunate man, lie lin gering on in terrible agony until three o'clock Sunday morning. Mr. Frazier was a form er resident of this City, had soverai relations and many friends here. The unfortunate man leaves behind him a fond wife and two small children to mourn his untimely fate. His friends and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. The very many terrible deaths on tlie rail, should serve as a lesson to each one of us, that we cannot be to careful while traveling upon the cars. Ma y 23, 1876. H. NEWS OF THE WEEK. Commodore Vanderbilt is said to bo very weak, and his physicians are in constant at tendance. Five fishing vessels and forty-seven lives have been lost in the Gloucester (Massachussetts) fisheries this year. Ex-State Treasurer Jones, of Georgia, has been arrested on the charge of having illegally withheld over $100,000 of State money. The Now Orleans Piekayune says there w twenty-nine negroes killed in Wilkinson coun ty, Miss., during the recent disturbances there. The West Point cadets, about 300 in number, who are to visit Philadelphia, Will start on the 27th of June, In a Government steamer. They will be accompanied by the Academy band,and will remain there ten days. Secretary Robeson is after Naval Chairman Wittborne with a sharp stick, and has written a letter demanding an opportunity to refute the charges lnferentially mado in the report recently submitted to tho House. The New Jersey Democratic Convention met at Trenton, on Tuesday last, adopted a hard money platform and instructed the delegates to St. LouU to urge the nomination of ex-Gov emor Joel Parker for the Presidency. Died.— Rev. Geo. Peck, a brother of Bishop Peck, died at Scranton, on Saturday night lost, in the seventy-ninth year of hi9 age. He had been a member of all tho General Conferences of the Church from 1824 to 1872 inclusive. The latest intelligence from Mexico is ol an alarming character. It i3 reported that the President of the Supreme Court bos started for the United States, and that President Lerdo is preparing for the sale of his property iu case of disaster. Secretary Robeson has written to the Com mittee on Naval Affairs of the House demand ed a hearing in open session to the end that public justification may follow as speedily as possible the charges and insinuations made against him. Damage by Storm.—A rain storm of about three hours* duration oc curred at Newton, N. J., on Monday forenoon, causing damage to buildings, stores and gar dens in town to the extent of about $26,000, and to bridges In the county of $20, CD0 additional. hail, wind and An explosion at the Midlothean coal pit, in tho 21st Inst., Chesterfield county, Virginia resulted in the death of eight persons and the severe injury of two others, while a number were slightly injured. The men were working 700 feet below the surface when the explosion of foul air and gas occurred. Congrkss.— No legislation this week. The Senate is still considering whether or notit lias jurisdiction in the Belknap impeachment cose, and the Qouse is investigating at an enormous expense to the country, in the hope they will make some capital for the Démocratie part y to go upon in the next campaign. to his In regard to the three new sloops o; sur, the Huron and Alert, lmllt by John Roucli, and the Ranger, built by Harlan ft Hollingsworth, Ilartt, U.8. Naval Constructor, testifies that neither of them is up to naval standard; that they are from 23 to 30 per cent, below tlmt stan dard. The Ranger is the Irest of the three, and she is fully 23 per cent, below naval standard. Thk Turkish Insfrokhts Growing Bolder.— The latest Intelligence from the insurgent camp indicates that. In consequence of the im proved position which has resulted from their recent victories, the insurgents cannot be sat isfied with the concessions which they demand ed at the conference with Baron Rod ich. They now demand the Absolute independence of Her zegovinia ami Bosnia, and scout the idea of an armistice. They are actually prejmrod to pro. claim a provisional government. A New York correspondent of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle puts Commodore Van derbilt's wealth at #43,000,000. lie is below the mark. Even in these days of depreciated val ues the old man holds securities worth millions more than that. Uncle Daniel Drew, who knows whereof he speaks, puts the property of the Commodore at one hundred millions: but perhaps he gets it too high, still every one will allow that Vanderbilt is by far the richest man in America, at least in immediately reali zable property.— Sun. Storms.— Severe storms raged on Sunday and Monday in the Western and Middle States. In Clay county, Iowa, houses were demolished and the ground was covered to the depth of four inches with hailÿtone^ measuring two to three inches 1» diameter. The wind blew a hurricane. Great damage was done iu Lansing, Michigan and in Sparta, Wisconsin. In Men' dota and Rockford, Illinois, the fields were de. luged. The southern portion of Pike county, Pennsylvania, was visited on Sunday afternoon by a "terrific" rain, accompanied by hailstones one inch in diameter. At.«Morristown, N. J., hailstones of unusual size fell, some of which measure 6% inches in circumference; chickens and birds on the wing were killed, and there was a general smashing of glass in green houses skylights and church windows. The climax was reached on Monday in ' a heavy snow storm west of Laramie City," in Wyoming Tcrritorj\ The GrkatCentennial Exhibition.— This al ready marvelous exhibition increases in beuuty and interest day by day. Many things unfin ished on the opening day have since been com pleted and the display of goods is very largely increased. The Delaware woods in the Agri cultural building attract the greatest atten tion, and are generally considered among the most notable and representative of all the very interesting collections of that singular strue. ture, which on Saturday attracted a very largo number of visitors. Mr. E. L. Rice, Jr., has de signed a canopy in rustic stylo to bo erected Overthese woods, und to hear the banner of the State. A special feature of the dostgn is the name "Delawure" to be formed of the boughs of trees appropriately arranged, and to be placed over the front arch way of the structure. The United States Centennial Uommlwlon held an executive session from 10 to I o'clock, Saturday, and then adjourned to July 1st at 2 p. in. The executive committee reported, having heard an argument from Geo. W. Bid dle, Esq., favoring the opening of the Exhibi tion en Sunday, but recommended no uction, and the Commission took none. It is thus derstood as fixed that there can bo no Sunday opening until after July 1st, if then. ered 'the tile, Mrs. to It Sea he ho of at General Conference.— In the Methodist Gen • erul Conference at Baltimore, C. L. Johnson, of Florida, offered a resolution which was re ferred« recommending tho members of the church throughout the country to endeavor "to place In tho civil offices of the Government only sueh men as art? known to possess and maintain a true Christian character and prin ciples." Kev. Bennett Mitchell, of Northwest ern lo\>;a, offered n resolut ion for the removal of the disability of women to hold ofllces In the Church. It wft9 also referred. Dr. Curry w as elected editor of the ladies' Repository. Two reports were presented by the Committee the subject of women local Episcopacy, preachers, the. majority deciding against the eligibility and the minority dissonting from fif view: 4jOr. Fo.rlt'r succeeds Dr. Carry as editor of tho New York Advocate. Cincinnati has been selected as the place for the next meeting. The Board of Bishops were advised to send one of their number tour to Alrica, China and Japan during tlie next four y Reformed Protestant Episcopal Church visited and addressed the Conference. Ho was very cordially recieved. His address and fraternal. I an Episcopal . Bishop Cummins of tho tho friendly PENINSULAR NEWS. A rain spout was noticed passing over the Choptank recently, throwing the water 60 feet high. An unknown man was found drowned in the Delaware, between Chester and Marcus Kook, on Wednesday. Caroline county voted against license, on Tuesday last, by an increased majority over the vote of two years ago. Chin coteague Island, in July, under tho auspices of the M. E. and M. P. Churches. Many strawberries of the Jersey Scarlet riety are being shipped from the Peninsula, and they command high prices in the city. Roach, of Chester, has received a contract for the building of an iron steamship, for the Mallory line. It is Intended to finish the ves sel by October 1st. The fishing season on tho Wycomico is about winding up, and the fishermen say that they have lost money, not having made enough to pay for their nets, boats, Ac. A union camp meeting is to bo held is coolly walked off the edge of Edgmont avenue pier, at Ches ter in the Delaware. When picked up by a boat, he said he did not know what ho was do ing. On Friday evening last a The trial of Allen U. Clarke, charged with the forgery of $10,000 excited much Interest at Snow Hill, last week. Ills counsel set up the plea of insanity. The general belief was that this wu8 a Jnst one. Tlie defendant was acquit ted on Thursday. Hon. Daniel M. Bates delivered a memorial address on the life, character and public servi ces of tho late Judge Willard Hall, on Tuesday evening last In the Hanover Street Presby terian Church, ot Wilmington, of which the late Judge w Killed by a Horse.—I. Jefferson Lodge, son of John Lodge, near Lewes, aged ten years, while attempting to catch at horse at pasture on Saturday, May 13, was kicked by the anima full on the front of tlie head, whereby his skull wa9 fractured, ami he died from the wound on the Friday following. Fair Distribution.— Dover, Kent county, has now the Chief Justice, Associate Judge, Attor ney General, Chancellor, Representative in Congress, and U. S. Senator. After this show ing for Dover, It may not bo impossible that Georgetown, with a Recorder of Deeds, (ap pointed on the grounds of sympathy ) can also have Col. Townsend as Clerk or the Peace and a few other oftices beside.— Light. member for many years. On Saturday, 13th instant while several playing young men of Newtown, Md., w base-ball, a collision occurred between George Layman and Lewis Stevenson, both running violently in opposite directions. Layman was struck in the abdomen and knocked senseless, but he soon recovered sufficiently to walk home. A physician, when summoned, found the young man bleeding internally, and in spite of every effort to save him he died the next Monday evening at 9 o'clock. Mr. Lay and liud was a very eat imahle young just attained his majority. Snakes in thk Family.— On .Sunday week Mr. Henry Morgan, living neat Concent, placed a tho fire in a fireplace in tbo sit log of wood sing-room, and went into an adjoining room and lay down on the bed. Shortly afterwards his little son, twp years old, came into the room, and taking hold of hi* father's arm, re V marked: ''Papa, bito," rapeutiuH • • moor three times. Mr. Morgan thinking ii wtw a playful freak of his little boy, paid no attention : A to the warning, until a loud exclamation from ; his wife, who had Just entered tliesittihg room startled him and eprlnging to hi, fee. he has tenet! out to learn the cause of the alarm. Mi's. Morgan was so overcome with flight that she. unable to articulate a word. Mr. Morgan ' looking around the r , disc however, ered the cause of the trouble in the aim pc of a huge hlnck snake coiled on top of the edge of 'the window sash. He quickly kille« l the rep* J tile, which measured over five feet in length. Mrs. Morgan the next morning was horrified | to find another snake of the sumo specie, ami j its mate, coiled behind a ( i I up - of ! equally as long broom in the room. This, too. was also killed. ! It i9 supposed t lie snakes were in the log at the •ried it Into the house.— time Mr. Morgan Sea ford Citizen. chit-chat. «»-Call at the N F. WK A \I> VKKTIS Kit •Alee and examine a 800 Hewing Ha chine, which will be Mold for CASH or Secured Note. This I» a Uml-elasx Kin pire machine with Une roldlugcaseand will be «old CHEAP. The machine le new and will he on exhibition n few day» only. Ice Notice.— The proprietor of tlie Rock land Lake Ice Houses, of Milford, Del., would give notice to tile citizens of Milford that his ice wagon will start on or about the 1st of June and deliver ice within the limits of tlie town nt tile following rates: •j peck per day, 75 cents per week, i peck per day, *1.25 per week. bushel per day, *2 per week, ice per bushel, 75 cents. Ice per barrel, packed and delivered at Milford depot, *2.25. All persons within the limits of the town wishing ice delivered at tiieii residences or places of business will leave their orders at tlie Milford Hotel on or before the 10th of June. Only havtliga lim ited supply on hand, no more customers wl 11 be taken on after that date. J. Lowery, Pro)}, Rockland Luke Ice Heute«, Milford, Del. —"Ma, does pa kiss the cat?" "Why, no, my son. What in the name of goodness put that in your head?" "Cos when pa came down stairs tills morning lie kissed Sarah ill the hallway and said, 'That's better than kissing that old cat up stairs, ain't it, Sarah?" —Best roasted Rio Coffee 30 cen ts per pound, at Adkins'. THE FLOOD TIDE. "There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune, , Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound In shallows and in miseries." i Now is tlie time, the tide is at the flood, ! great bargains can be had ny those who call and get tneir clothes from that fine stock of goods which only can bo found at Tower Hall. The utmost care ha? been exercised in preparing this magnificent stock, and as our prices are lowest anywhere, bargains are certain. See our stock before going else where. Bennett & Co, Tower Hail , 518 Market Street, Philadelphia. Look for the. \ Large Clock and go in Right Under it. —Highest cash price paid for Trout Sounds at W. E. Truitt's store, South Milford. —"Father," said a juvenile to his paternal guardian, who had the bad habit of alterna ting from piety to profanity, "I do think you ought to stop praying or swearing—I don't enre which." Berry Tickets.— It is high time straw- j berry growers were procuring their berry ! tickets, and we would be obliged to our | friends if they will leave their orders at this office ns early ns possible. —The very best Family Flour, at Adkins', j Read, Read !— A splendid Weed Sewing ! Machine for a few hours work. Ladies, do) you want a Sewing-Machine? Uetsubscrib ers for this paper and easily earn one. Call upon your friends and neighbors and make them subscribe. Tlie manufacturers war rant tho machines perfect. For particulars Inquire at this office. —Liverpool Ground Alum ami Turk's Is land salt,at Adkins'. —Spring stock of wall paper opening at Hammersley's. Prices lower than ever. De sirable patterns of old stock selling off at cost to make room for new ones coming in. _The weather lias become milder now, and we may expect to see Apel's ice-cream saloon graiidlv Illuminated to-morrow night. Apel has been serving this palatable warm weather delicacy every night for two or three weeks past, and Saturday nights his sales are Immense. His place has become famous for a ne plut ulira article. Go taste and be convinced. • famous for a ne plut and be convinced. A Lawyer.—I t is related of George Clark, tlie celebrated negro minstrel, that, being examined as a witness, he was severely in terrogated by the attorney, who wished to break down liis evidence. "You are in the negro minstrel business, I believe?" inquired the lawvcr. "Yes, sir," was tlie prompt re ply. "Isn't that rather a low calling?" de manded the lawyer. "I don't know but what it is, sir," replied the minstrel, "but it is so much better than my father's that lam rather proud of It." "What was your father's calling?" "He was a lawyer," replied Clark, in atone of regret that put the au dience in a roar. The lawyer let him alone. Hinges and Hasps for Berry Crates. —Buy tlie new Double Catch Hasp, which secures tlie crate perfectly against opening in transportation. For sale at lowest market rices at Hammersley's Drug and Hardware tore, Milford, Delaware. —Canned Peaches, Green Corn and To matoes, at Adkins'. —Call at the News and Advertiser I office and examine the *90 Empire Sewing , Machine which is offered for sale very cheap, I either for casli or secured note. —Cnns, pistols, gunning apparatus, sho., powder, caps, Ac. at Eoulk & DeLamater'st j —Superior quality of seine and gill twine j for sale at Hammersley's Drug Store, Mil- : ford. —Buy the new Improved Delaware Crate Hasp tne latest and nest thing out, nt Foulk I & DeLamater's. I I Centennial Year, 1870. — The whole work! Is invited to purchase trunks, bags, va- ! lises, shawl, shoulder, and trunk straps,froni | the Oriental Trunk Factory, 818 Market St., 1 south side, between Eighth and Ninth streets, ; Philadelphia, wholesale or retail. First-class g oods at low prices, and repairing promptly one. [2-2ry ; y got his grandfather's g but was afraid to fire; he,however, un ami 1 —A 1)0 loaded it, liked tlie fun of loading, and so put in another charge, but was still afraid to file. He kept on charging, hut without firing, un til he got six charges in the old piece. His grandmother, learning his temerity, smartly proved him, and grasping the old eontinen I discharged it. The result wat tremen dous, throwing the old lady on her back. struggled to regain her feet, cried out—"Liu * till granny; there are five more charge« to gooff yd." IV ta promptly the boy She "I suffered with fever and ague for 17 montiis and am now well through the use of tho William Penn Infallible Fever and Ague Cure;" For sale at Hammersley's. —Lamps and Fixtures very goods at hard times prices, at Lamater's. —Good Tea at 40 cents per pound, at Ad kins'. —Osa *11 per per thousand. Apple Trees, Early Harvest j and Red Astrachan, 2 years, 4 to 6 feet, at $8 per hundred; Southern keepers, $1.25 ten. R. S. Johnston, Stockley, Del. —For Fever and Ague and all Bilious De- I rangements, use the William Penn Infalli-! ble Fever and Ague Cure. Ask your neigh* 1 hors about it and buy it at flammersley's. —Champagne Cider at Adkins' Grocery Store, next door to Post Office. —Wall Paper and Window Shades; another large lot, in splendid styles. Just rereived by Foulk & DeLamater 5-28 P. H. Storm. low. and other Fonlk & De ge Orange hedging at $20 per mile, naif a mile, or $6 per quarter, 10,560 per ■ —Picture Krames made to order, all sizes, .good as flip best and cheap as the cheapest. ! A large assortment of Gilt, Blank Walnut, Kose wood, and Fanny Mouldings; also, a g>h»mlld lot of Oil Paint!ups, C liromoa and ïWavinps very cheap »t hnulh >1r l>eU —In what key would a lover write a pro posal of marriage ?—Jin mine, all ! —Best Muskrat Traps at only #2.30 per do/.en, at Foulk & DeLamater's. 20 cents per galion, —Best Coal Oil at Foulk & Delsamater's —They tell of a man in New Jersey who got a billiard ball In Ills mouth and could'nt get it out. Do they play billiards with foot balls in New Jersey? —What a mother lacks in skill she makes up in enthusiasm when she cuts her boy's hair. The back of his head may look like thunder, but every scollop is a brig lit vision of devoted affection to the understanding mind. —There is no special style of engraving engagement rings. A spider's web with a fly in it is a very pretty device. —A Granger writes lo a rural paper to ask "how long cows should be milked?" Why, the same as short cows, of course. Loss of ArPETiTE.—In persons of seden tary and literary pursuits, if tlie brain is overworked and 'tlie mus :les underworked, tlie appetite is very apt to fail, from a gen eral atony of the system. The Peruvian Syrup restores tlie tone of the digestive sys tern, and consequently tlie appetite, by sup plying a pure binon to organs too weak to make it without assistance. Sold by all druffffiata. Anierlcans are particularly subject to this i disease and its effects; such as sour stomach. sick headache, habitual costiveness, heart burn, water brash, coming up of the food, coated tongue, disagreeable taste in the mouth, palpitation of the heart and all dis eases of the stomach and liver. Two doses of Green's August Flower will relieve von nt once, and there positively Is not a case In the United States it will not cure. If you doubt this go to your druggists, Hammersley &»SKter«*r* 75 cents. UyspopMln. JEWEL BY, CLOTHIXG , JEWEL BY, PHOSPHATE, <((. CLOTHIXG , It MATTEfl OF POIM INTEREST. Oûtl rules of self-measurement >ïe to please people 2,000 miles perfectly as if they were here in Lehigh Register tho perfect system •ersation about Oak Hall, in make irjtossij; i^vVanamaker<fc Brown's "Largest away jr so in America." A visitor iiud person."^ 4 _ ft e the speakers : V. " I suppose you have at least half a dozen Visitor. " What comer is tho Building on?" different departments?" Attendant. "South-East comer of Sixth and A. " My dear sir! wo have more than twenty. Market l'leaso noto tho SIXTH, for some each charged with its own business, and each . .rangers seeking Oak Hall, have been misled thoroughly organized, a necessary wheel with by designing persons." in tho great wheel." V. " It is perfectly colossal ! Do you know V. " will you name a dozen or so of them T its dimensions?" A. "With pleasure. Tho Custom Depart - A. " 12,000 square feet—66 on Market, and ment, for those wjxo prefer custom-made to 180 odd on Sixth, six stories high, has over ready-mad<^ T)re Furniahlng Department, three acres flooring, and covers space onco with its l^pymse stock of all underwear, occupied by rapr^aan twenty different basi- The Shirt Prctory, with its busy machines, ness places."m/^ making our own lirst-eloss shirts. Tho Trim V. " Do you use steam-power?" miug Department, itself as big as many a regu " A giant young engine fumLshes power lar store. Tho Garment Stock Room. The for tho freight and passenger elevators, and the Receiving Room. Tho Order Departure boilers steam for heating, and the other opera- named before. Tho Special Uniforms Pop tions of tho house." ment. The Delivery Department, witli its V. " What oraer do you take with goods?" «coro of messengers. The—" A. "They are first opexed and arranged in V. "Hold, hold! sir, enough!" the basement, on long low counters, and taken A. " I'm not half through I Tho Advertiauc thence on tho fMigli^levntor to tho inspcc* Department, with its bilLand sign distributor^ tor's room on theVùfm lloor." « tlitiugand publishing^ business and popuH| V. " Is inspect incite first operation?" journal, circuloitog, wee, 60,000 copies mon tjM A. " No, sir, measuring. The goods arc first tiell all your friq^lrtosend forit). The M«raj measured in tho pieec, then inspected. Tho Department, witlHta many rooms. TheBdV cloth passes over rollers in the face of a strong Department. Tho Youths' Department, 'll™ light, and two men sit, one before and ouo Children's Department, with its special behind the goods, watching with tho eye of a entrance for ladies. The Telegraph Depurt hawk for tho least pin-hole imperfection, and ment. Tho Chief Clerk's Department, marking every flaw, so that tho cutter may sec its book-keepers and assistants. General and avoid it when he comes to cut tho gar- ager's Department; Financier's Office, wents." other offices of tho Any all busy os bees V. " You must employ an arr/y of cutters?" thinking, planning, exc/nting, buying, mnk to our filth floot and see! Wo ing, registering, recakri«. sending outselling, cyling up tho cloth and in a thcusanoV/ivs joining their fortes 'Jo machines that do to carry on a busincreVith the people amount - 's work eaclPft a Btroke." ing to between 82,000,000 ana 8Ô.000 'Do you manufacture all your own uually." goods?" V. "S-t-u-p-o-n-d-o-u-8!" A. "We do, and most carefully. Our ex- A. "Indeed it is! I forgot to name tho aminers inspect every stitcli and seam, and Cashier's Department, which handles its 823,001) certify to every garment as extra-well mado of retail sales on some single days !" before wo put our ticket on it, and become V. "82.'», 0001 Immense ! That's.what enables responsible Tor it." the house to buy cheap and selectman V" V. " Your system must save you a great A. " Exactly ! You have jjfst hit it. deal ?" / people throng here, k A. " In every direction, sir. It is tbb system on low prices and imm and economy wo practicoall waff thvmgli, V. " what are the 4 ixjfn bulks ' I hear that enables us to put our piÄp jrown to tho much about?" people as wo do." v A. "Our system of business dealing—1. One V. " After inspecting the work, what becomes price, no deviation ; 2. Cosh for everything ; l\. of it?" A guarantee protecting tlie purchaser: 4 .The A. "Before it goes into Stock it is ticketed, money returned if tho buyer can't otherwise Every single garment has its number and bo . uited.'' other points noted on it, so that its entire his- V. " Nothing could bo fnircr." tory can bo traced without fail, upon our A. "Nothing. And tho people sec it." books." V. " Well, I thank you, sir, for your polite V. " You must have 30 or 40 salesmen ?" attention." A. " Why sir, on busy days you maj/sco 100 A. " Not at all. It's a pleasure to in the various rooms and suite-s oy rooms Call again; and be sure of ' selling to tho throngs of customers." / maker & Brown's Oak Hall V. ,r Do you do an order bumesK by mail nor Sixth and Market." and express?" V. "Thank you! I shall be happy to dr ao A. " Very great. All over the country. Our Good morning." Wo condenso/from tho substance of a/ Philado* Clothing attendan i ; I i j ' I , I j j : I A with Man : A. ''C keep 70 hand, all tho ti into garmentB,—be3idi a dozen ,00 an V. • ■ * i Th ï iof that rfp.'.'il' • syfvc you. €e— Wana i-Ettst cor IlfcÆIFOIR/T-A-IsrT ! 306 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware SPECIAL OFFERING OF PRESS GOODS AND SILKS, dl at Retail for LOWER PRICES than the offering Bought since the recent Decline, enabling sum«- goods have been bringing at Wholesale. We to 25 worth 31 eta. 37-3 Stripe«! Debegea at All Wool Debcgea Twilled " Striped " Plaid Col'd Dreaa Linens Plain Debegea at Mohair Glace Chllllan Brlllianiinea 37-5 •• Silk Pongea Reau'ful Moli'r Plaida 37-5 " I White Piqnea from 20 worth 25 eta. 87-5 " 30 *• 50 50 •* .50 63-5 •• 75 " 23 costing 87-3 ' 23 to 50 " 50 30 " 12-5 to 30 " Flanders Net In ecruc and dark colors at $1 50 and $1 75 per yard. Black Hernnins from 37-5 emits to 150 cents per yard. I A LARGE LINE OF BLACK, COLORED AND STRIPED SILKS he found in any House IN PHILADELPHIA OR NEW Y ORK., at prices as low as i 1 «•QUALITY GUAR ANTEED.^ ;ant all who can to come and see for themselves, and those who cannot samples. We have but one price which must necessarily bo the LOWEST. ill scud for Wm. M. Ken yard & Co. « ! | /ft § 1 1 i II If 1 T ; * ; $6^.000! S60,000! 1 SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS' WORTH OF H Spring a n ° Summer Clothing ,'jj JUST RECEIVED AT THE GREAT m BOSTON ONE-PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE, 207 Market St., Wilmington, Del., I have all the Latest Styles at the very Lowest Prices. a cal1 aRd 1 try to please you. j I 1 Which I am sellins at price* that 1 defy any house In Philadelphia or Baltimore to treat. My motto is, quick sales and small profits, one price, marked In plain figures, treated alike. 1 am selling that every Is SUITS for children from 3 to 9 years old at $2.00 to $10.00. 8 to 15 15 to 20 yrs. old at 6.00 to SUITS for Boys SUITS for Youths MEN'S SUITS from $6.00 to $30-00. U 44 4.00 to 15.00 20.00 ». 44 IN FACT, Qivs r.e ■* ■ vif u MERCHANT TAILORING. 1 have the largest and finest assortment of FOREIGN' AND DOMESTIC PIECK GOODS to be fourni in the city, from which 1 am making suits to order in the lutest styles in less time than any one in the city. Suits made to order in 24 hrs. Men's Pants made to order in 6. V. E. HOLMES, Proprietor. N. B. —'I Large Stock of the Lntest Styles of Furnishing Goods constnntl ■ on hand. DRUGS! DRUGS! ! H A SPECIAI ,TY.« id ML Pl ant of PURR DRUGS hon Id go to Tin in CIN 1 IDIR. PRATT'S. No pains or expense is spared in procuring the purent drugs for the market, and the public can relv upon what they purchase as being the liest. standurd Medicines,Surgical appliances, such as Tinsses. Bandages. Ac. always on hand. I have also a full OMortme'it of fttAtionery, Fancy and Toilet article«, Ac.. Ac. THE SCHOOL BOOKS • universally used in the public schools are kept there, and are being sol«l very low. Any nther books or magazines of any kind can be shortest notice. N Imd PAINT! PAINT!! vn Painter! his Every Harrison's Ready Mixed Faint, Among the many improvements of tho past ten years, none- ljr '^mtyns the mixing and preparing " f imlnts f ort hc brush. The folio wing are some of the advantages In the use of these liquid paints: They are of tho proper consistency for inv mediate application, and not hin a butperfectly pure white lead and zinc, with coloring pig i monts, enter into their composition, They form a hard, glowy and coating, " 1 They are ver painted for fro« Nought-after by the painter, P u jyî5 I ?hS , ?,m/, l oïmüï^am^matclilnir ena to give ids whole time to pnintW. tIicm* paints are a great convenience to far mors in painting wagons, harrows, berry cm tes &c. a Iho «mall Jobs oft cxääws DR. N. PRATT, Hole Ag't for Milford Put up in pint, quart« I nlf-gnllon ami gallon cans, embracing 50 COLORS AND SHADES. V cheap— a large house may he ill ♦it) to fin. They should be t bev supply u se, thereby

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