Entered at the Dost
Tz m is m -.
WILMfNOTON, DEL., WEnNgl
uTT, MARCH 21, 1883.
PRICK ONE CEISTT.
MASO» A NO OHOANH.
anos and organs
At FACTORY PRICES.
Uftre r 3LW
PiiVER. This l* s positive feet, no mere
pi I will »dl you su y
PIANO or ORGAN
,se. fully warranted, for 80 PER
/ if KAPER than elsewhere.
and Organs Promptly
Tuned and Repaired.
iHFKT INSTRUCTION given In all musical
?2ti Market Street.
HAND OPERA HOUSE,
nitli Family Concert
TUESDAY,.MARCH 27,-8 P. M.
nimln* of Trinity Gull 1, ami the
Prof. G. B. Bartlett,
[tin EL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 2 1». M.
muent will he
tores of C, F. Thom a» A
t: Wood * Bancroft, ®m
ms Slierwln A Son, 816
V«*li m M. Harvey, 407 Delaware
cuing can be exchanged
I after Saturday March,
A Co's., 421
ut <'. F. Tlio
itliout extra charge.
Il KLV WANTED.
•ANIF.D — A PROTESTANT WHITE
1 GUM. FOR general housework; reference
h paid to a good girl.
OR 8ALE.-2 SHARES OF UftWBD
ST AT Kl A ND Mexico Hyndhatc stock; par
up flui. will sell at 185.00 per share If sola at
Mt "A, *' this office
OR SALK OR RENT.—STORE AND
DWELLING 8. K. cor. Third and Madison
Second ami Jefferson.
» Acres of Standing Timber.
CbUBy YELLOW PINEand MAPLE,
Alnone mile of railroad and three miles of
i*r, and adjacent to other large and fine tracts
growth of which is likewise on
Eor particulars as to location, price,
limiter Und the
low preparing for
the premises. Send in your llHts
HKALD A 00-,
■ Jm1 Seventh and Market streets.
DMIMSTRATOR'i ANI) TRUSTEES'
HEAL ESTATE !
•, Oil THURSDAY AFTER
Scott and Lincoln —
Diji Lliirolu and Union Htreets,late
»im Wood, deceased.
LORE A EMMONS, Trustees.
wi lling h
H pfu|ierij ufj,
m,.i ,. a J »me I l'a* and place. Two frame
'oiiitr •. I . ^ on Lord street between
'and sprue«, late of John Ash. deceased.
MARY J. ASH, Administrator.
In. i l iL, l-HV v •»rick dwelling, 401 Jefferaon
I ' 1 V'iH! Blackburn, deceased.
I, . . * llAS -lL HKALD, Administrator,
h ^ KM M O N s, Attorneys.
lU - TIUVKI.INU
""'"ftcrii will lc»v. Plill«
;tiu" I S1IA V, Al'RIL 19, 1981, for *
>n|lorS9,l.y (l through the
«Eat w kst,
UTAH, WYOMING, NE
II It ASK A, ETC.,
nut r r.^ u r °9 Ut08 . K°APK and returning; aud
lu,ls - An inniri. t,Mi w »y »'"I »Id« excur
ud *l* 1 TiSS.* uUI trii) to T*»« Yosemlte Va
^'"' Party. 01 Ul " 1 iyi ° «»istanU will be In charge
5S.»ÄÄ tr, Jt |u J» desirable as a large
be clo"M » r «ady enrolled, and the list
^04 o?2n fe? th ? ,,mlt 18 readied.
whini, ,iL or i descriptive program of 80
mcü Elves full particulars.
m. . H * F. SHIELDS,
ftOBce I'liiu,). /'l^tuut street, Philadelphia,
^"tlueita , W lla a »d Reading R. R., under
-- - mid, 17,20,21-40
^•Gt.Ureenm an & Co.,
411 Market Street,
attention of their
i a „ tons aU( i friends to their
a Paper and Window
All first-class work
W a lull
0 ^'dna, Lamps and Glass
G. «. UOODLKY.
M*niifadure<| by new processes, nu>i
all those essential rood constituent*demanded for
the relief *f disorders of tin* digestive, nervous,
biliary, urinary and circulatory systems, which
are *o prevalent and fatal In till* country, the
natural results of excessive mental and physical
labor, coupled with unpardonable Ignorance or
carelessness In regard to all the principles under-
lying sustenance of body and preservation of
J.. J. SMITH,
FOURTH AND SHIPLEY STS.
We are offering the following
bargains in Carpets :
A line of Velvets at $1.35;
A line of Body Brussels at
$1.25; worth $1.5Q.
A line of Tapestry Brussels
at 78c.; worth $1.10. This is
one of the best makes of Car
pets made to wear.
A line of beautiful Tapestry
Brussels at 75c.; worth $1.00.
A line of Extra Super In
grain Carpets at 78c., which is
25 per cent, under value.
Beautiful styles of Ingrain
Carpets at 37| and 50c per
Window shades made to
order and put up at short notice.
This extraordinary door cov
ering is made of that most last
ing material—mainly Cork
It has been
before the public for several
years and has successfully
stood tests such as no Oil Cloth
or Carpet could undergo.
We have a large stock of
Cocoa Mattings and Mats, Oil
Cloths, Rag Carpets, Smyrna
Velvet and Tapestry Rugs.
Carpets made and laid at the
Early purchasers will secure
the largest assortment lor
W. M. KENNARD&CO.,
621 MARKET STREET,
TAIL OH INO .
We now have on exhi
bition all the newest
styles to be worn this
season, as published by
the best authority on
Fashion ; also a large
selection of Spring Goods
for Dress, Walking and
Business Suits, also Spring
We can but remember
and gratefully acknowl
edge our obligation to
those who have so liber
ally supported us in the
past, and promise to the
best of our ability to merit
larger share ol patronage
than ever before.
No trouble to show
goods. Come and see
No. 515 Market Street.
EASTER ! EASTER !
ENTIRELY NEW. VERY PRETTY.
EASY TO USE.
3 Bottles Make
10 Jtoautlful Marbled Colors.
Z. JAMES BELT,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST,
Sixth and Market Streets,
Persons having money to in-
vest either in small or large
amounts will learn something
to their advantage by applying
PEIRCE & COOK
8. W COR. SEVENTH A SHIPLEY STS.
ml 2 -tr
■VTOT1CE.-THE MEMBERS AND CON
Is GREGATION Of (irsoe M. K. church are
invited to uttend the reception of the Rev. J. R.
Boyle *t the parsonage. on Thursday evening,
8d inst., st 8 o'clock. No further Invitations
will be given. By order of tha committee,
mtl-tf MBS. W. il. CURRY, Chairman.
\rOTICK.—THE MEV BER8 OFMATTA
HOON TRIBE, No. 11, Improved Order of
Bed Men are hereby notified to attend the
Connell sleep./id hud. iluslnuasof Importance
to every member wHI be transacted. Amend
and the Iiud cnuticll in the old
Wigwam. By ord r of the Tribe,
intlllt THO.MAb K, MORELAND, C. of R.
rut to Bv-L
The co-partn rslilu heretofore existing l»e
tween James I* Haves and James C. Pickels has
this day been dissolved by mutual consent. The
business ol the old nrm will be settled by James
P. Hayes A To. JAMES 1». HAYES,
JAMES C. PICKELS.
Wii.minoton, March 16, 1883.
NOTH EOF CO-PARTNERSHIP.
The undersigned have this day associated
themselves together fur the purpose of carrying
on the spring buslucHn In »II l»s branches, at the
old stand Eighth and Railroad uventie, under the
firm name of Janie* I'. Mayes A Co. Thankful
past favors und hope for u con tin nance of the
JAM RM P. II AYES,
ITSEY A. WALTON.
TON, March 16, led».
Thomas H. Morrison 1
Wm. Morrison, et. al. I In Partition.
Ami now to wit, till* 23d day of February, A.
1)., 18K3, It appearing to the Chancellor by the
attldavlt of James Martin. Esq., Sheriff of New
Castle county, that John Morrison, Ellen Morri
son, Ellen C. Morrison and William Morrison,
four of the defendants in this cause, have no
known place of abode within this county, and
cannot be served with process, aud no appear
•e having been entered for tlie said John Mor
rison, Ellen Morrison, Ellen C. Morrison
William Morrison at the return of the summons
Issued for them, lt Is thereupon, on motion of
John H. Rodney. Eso., solicitor for the peti
tioner. ordered by the chancellor that the said
John Morrison, Ellen Morrison, Ellen C. Morri
son and William Morrison do appear before th«»
Chancellor at Chambers In Dover, on Friday,
March 30th, 1883, at 11.3Co'clock, a, m.. and show
cause. If any they have, why nartitlon of the
premises in the petition described should not be
made according to the prayer thereof, or Uiat the
petition will he taken procoufesso as to the said
John Morrison. Ellen C. Morrison, Ellen
Morrison and William Morrison. And the Reg
cause a copy of this order to
be published in the Daily Gazette. a news
paper published in Wilmington, for the period
ofthlrty days preceding the salJ 30th day of
March. A. If.. 1883.
Attest; J. M. HOU8MAN, Reg. C. C.
Newcastle County, s.s.
The »täte ok Delaware.
--, To the Sheriff of New Cactle ccui
I L. 8. >Greeting;
<- » Whereas, Mary H. Brooke by
R etltlon to the Judges of eur superior Court
I the ofloe of the Prothonotary of the said court.
In and for the couuty of New Castle, for the cause
of complaint therein alleged .has made applica
tion to our said J udges that a decree may be pro
dlssolvlng the marriage existing l>e
! petitioner and her livsband, James B.
We therefore command as your predecessor hath
been heretofore commanded, that you summon
that he be and appear before
at the next term
James B. Brooke
thereof, to be held at Wilmington. <
the fourteenth day of May next, to
allegations of the said petition, and also to show
cause, If any he bas, why a decree of the said
court should not be made dissolving the marriage
existing between him and the said petitioner,
according to the Act of Assembly ln such case
made and provided, and also to do and receive
what the said court shall then and there consider
to the court
rancernlng him in this behalf
shall seem meet and consistent with the
slims of the said Act of Assembly anil hi
then this writ.
Witness the Hon. Joseph P. Comegys, Esq., at
Wilmington, the fifteenth (lay of December, A.
.. eighteen hundred and elgnty-two.
'sailed February I, 1883.
GEO. A. MAXWELL, Pro'y.
The above Is a true copy of the als. sums. No.
20 May 1, 1883, Mary If. Brooke vs. James B.
Brooke, Libel for Divorce.
JAMES MARTIN, Sheriff.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE, Wll. Del., Feb. 1, 1883.
STIDHAM A SON'S SALES.
The following sales are announced by I».
W. Stidham & Son :
21. Garrett AFurrey, city.
23. Mrs. Hanes, 220 French street, city.
20. Sill & Bailey, Red Lion, Pa.
Action of a Hub-Committee of the 1'enn
Harrisburg, March 20.—The House
General Judiciary Committee discussed the
nauseous subject of Dukes this morning,
and referred it to a sub-committee, A mer
man chairman, aud Furth, Jenkins, Niles
and Col born. The sub-committee met this
evening and debated the eligibility of the
murderer and self-alleged seducer at great
length. It did not require the committee
long to decide Unanimously that Dukes
should not be allowed to take the oath
of office, but there was wide difference
of opinion as to whether bis seat
'should simply be declared vacant or whether
he should be tried on preferred charges.
Nilee of Tioga held that there should be a
judicial trial of tbe case, fearing that hasty
action would establish a dangerous prece
dent. Jenkins aud Colborn, however,
argued that the facts were known to every
one, and that no investigation was needed.
Three of the five voted for preferring
charges and appointing a committee of in
The sub-committee next discussed what
charges should be preferred. No precedent
could be found In parliamentary law. By
Cushing's Manual it was shown that when a
member has refused to take the oath his seat
could be declared vacant,and the committee
concluded that Dukes' neglect to do this
within seventy-eight days from the opening
of the session could be construed as a refusal.
The questiou was theu raised whether Dukes
should be kept out of his seat on the ground
of neglect alone,or on the ground of neglect,
coupled with his being an infamous char
acter. lt was finally decided to proceed on
both grounds, aud Mr. Furth was Instructed
to draw up a report to the General Judiciary
Committee,-embodying these conclusions,
and to present lt early to-morrow morning.
pec ted to arrive to-night,
aud an omlnous-lpoking group of citizens
gathered at the station, but the train did
not bring him.
It is said that Dukes passed through Har
risburg this evening lor Philadelphia to
consult counsel in reference to taking his
seat in the Assembly.
W. »re D. ter mined
to clou out our entire stock of glass,
crockery and chlnaware by April 1. Our
stock embraces everything in the line, from
the finest French china down to brown and
yellow Rockingham ware, all of which we
are selling at cost. Flinn A Jackson.
to private families and boarding house keep
ers. Closing out entire stock of glass and
prooksry ware at cost, at Flinn & Jackson's.
THE BOARD OF HEALTH.
REPORTS FROM THE VACCINE
A DI8H0HE8T DEALER FINED.
Oaaos Before HU Honor the Mayor—A
Hhsrp Resolution by the Levy Court—
A meeting of the Board of Health was held
last night, with President Bush in the chair
and all the members present. Several new
nuisances were reported, and Jacob Stuck
was instructed to abate the nuisance at 300
East Fourth street within three weeks or
abide the consequences. The vaccine phy-
sicians of the Board made their first monthly
Dr. Carrow, of the southern district, re
porting as follows: Total number vaccinated,
202; successful, 183; unsuccessful, 18; re
sult not known, 1. Several persons re
fused to be vaccinated bat gave no reason.
Primary casea of vaccination,
Dr. Patterson, of the northern
rted as follows: Total number
Hu a ted,
8»; successful, 39; unsuecessful, 82; un
known, 18: refused to be vaccinated, 8;
primary, 25; revaccinated,
Ths reports were highly satisfactory to
The Secretary reported 11 new cases of
small-pox, seveu of which were sent to the
e following orders were directed to be
drawn: W. K. Holland, salary aud fumi
gating five house, $21.50; Dr. Carrow, $25;
James Stewart, $3; James O'Douuell. for
groceries, $2. The Board theu adjourned.
A Resolution Hitting Hard at the Trus
tees of the Poor.
At the afternoon sessiou of the Levy Court
yesterday afternoon Col. Febiger presented
a resolution which was unanimously adopted
asking the Legislature not to allow certain
parties to overflow some marsh land in 8t.
George's hundred, as It is injurious to public
roads, etc. The clerk was Instructed to
Inform the Legislature of the action of the
Mr.'Sharpless theu offered the following:
Retolved , That the Levy Coart of New Castle
county do respectfully ordor and direct that the
Trustees of the Poor of said oounty shall annu
ally. iff toe month of March, make for the infor
mation of the taxpayers of the county a partic
ular Itemised account or statement of all their
expenditures in the Almshouse and out of the
Almshouse, as provided for hi chapter 48, sec
tion 20, Laws of Delaware: aud the said court do
ulso direct that they shall nave printed In pam
phlet lorlu and distributed at the expense of the
county ut least forty copies or said report in
each of the hundreds of the county: and be it
also provided that this resolution Includes a
statement for the last year, that is to say, from
March 1, 1882, to March 1, 1883. aud thut the
clerk of this court he Instructed to notify the
Trustees of the Poor of the passage of this reso
lution, without delay.
Mr. Haman moved that the subject be
postponed until to-day, but Mr. Mahaffy
strongly favored the resolution, declaring
that among the items were such as $0 per
box for cigars and $100 or $200 for liquor
and hams, veal cutlets and various del!
cies which he thought were not fed to the
A viva voce vote was taken on the passage
of the resolution, Mr. Hainan being the only
one voting in the negative. Afterwards he
moved to reconsider the vote, but he was
reminded that, having voted "no," he could
not take the step desired.
The bond of Grandom Reed, collector of
Appoqulnimink hundred,was then accepted,
ana John Pyle was re-elected watchman at
the Brandywiue bridge.
Adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning.
Offen <ler h Against the Majesty of
At» the session of police court last evening
Margaret Dever was held in $100 bail for
her appearance at court to answer the
charge of larceny of hams, etc., lrom the
grocery store of J. P. AUmoud & Co.
Henry Sparks, for committing assault aud
battery and using threateuing language
d Robert Maxwell,on the 27th of Octo
her last, was fined $10 aud costs.
charged with interfering
with an officer. He requested the Mayor to
îostpoue the case until to-night to allow
dm time to summon witnesses in his de
fense. The request was complied with.
James Clifton, a produce dealer at 401
King st.eet, charged by Clerk of the Market
Hickey with violating a city ordinance, reg
ulating weights and measures, pleaded
guilty, aud was fined $5 and costs. Cliiton
stated afterward to the reporters that the
measure had been left at his place of busi
ness by a farmer a long time ago; that he,
Cliiton, never used lt in selling produce,
knowing it to be short, and that he had
used it as a stool, never thinking, as he said,
of violating the ordinance.
At this morning's session Matthew Gar
much last night aud became in consequence
a decided nuisance around the new station,
was fined $1 and costs.
Daniel McElhaney was found sitting in
the middle ot the road at Eleventh aud
French streets last night,"hooting for all he
s liued $1 and costs.
Four cases of ordinary drunkenness were
disposed of at the rate of 50 cents aud costa
old man who had taken a dram too
was worth." He
At the annual meeting of St. Mary's T. A.
B. Pioneer Corps, held last evening, the fol
lowing officers were elected : President,
Frank McNulty; Vice President, John J.
Walsh; Secretary, Frank Dillon; Treasurer,
William McCafferty; Messenger, James
Kelly; Auditing Committee, J. J. Shay, T.
F. Flinn and J. J. Fiuau.
The llaitlmore Code.
Mayor Wales, received this morning a
a volume of the Baltimore Code, from W.
Pinkney White, Mayor of Baltimore. The
Code has an excellent provision in its rela
tion to suspicious characters, which Mayor
Wales wishes incorporated 'n the new city
charter now before the Legislature.
A Conference Appointment.
The Philadelphia M. E. Conference, now
In session in Lancaster, Pa., will announce
the appointments to day, among which will
be that of Rev. George W. Miller, late of
Grace church, this city, to Spring Garden
A Young Offender.
Frank Hamilton, a little darkey, ID years
of age, was fined 50 cents and costs by Jus
tice Cole last evening for throwing stones
in South Wilmington. In default of pay
ment of the fine the youngster was placed in
the City Hall.
Mu*lcal ami Dramatloal.
A musical and dramatical concert will be
given by the Youth's Society and choir of
the Sacred Heart Church at the Opera
House, April 5th. The proceeds from the
concert Will be for the benefit of the church,
Philharmonic Concert To-ulght.
The lecture room of the Opera House will
be well filled this evening on the occasion
of the Philharmonic concert, which promises
to be an enjoyable affair. Tbe evening will
fialah In dancing.
OKINAWA RS cm.
Pishing Note»—-A Mlwrinc Man—Accident
[Special curre»pondenrft of The Gazette. j
Dei. awake Crrr, March 21.—On Sunday
night, 1,300 herring were caught in the
Delaware City locks.
Daniel Colwell caught yesterday, In hie
herring net, a rock fish weighing 24 pounds.
The ilrst shad of the season was caught
yesterday by George Shorter.
The "fish brigade" here employs about 50
herring and 25 shad nets.
It is reported that the Delaware City
Flour Mill will chaDge hands on Monday
havIn S «old out to ex
v ,e * / , ,
One of our business men has skipped with
a number of watches and some money lea
ln bis hands to procure watches with. The
last beard of him he was In Lynchburg,
A young man engaged in steeriug a tug
on the canal lost night was badly Injured by
the rudder striking a stone and knocking
the wheel from his hands. His head was
cut, his hand lacerated and his hip badly
' „ «S*.Oov»mor Sprague-, SucceM.
PBOViugNo», K. I., March 20_ .The
Democratic State Convention met here this
morning. Charles H. Page of Scituate
was elected temporary president and
H. B. Wood and Ambrose E.
temporary secretaries. The
roll call showed that all but four orflve
towns were represented. The temporary or
ganization having been made permanent,
the convention proceeded to take an in
forbial ballot, with the following result:
Whole number of votes cast, 98, of which
William Sprague received 77; Charles R.
Cutter, 18; scatterlug, 3. Mr. Sprague
was then nominated for Governor by a
rislug vote, only seven delegates voting
against him. A committee was ap
pointed to confer with a committee of the
Independent, or Sprague, Convention, held
last week, relative to filling the remainder of
the ticket. Committees were also appointed
on resolutions, and to Invite Mr. Sprague to
accept the Democratic nomination for Gov
Deep Sea Soundings.
In view of the faqt that the steamer Alba
tross, built in this city, will be used for the
purpose of dredging and making soundings
in tue sea, it will be of interest to know that
the deepest sea souudings ever reached in the
Atlantic were made by the United States
Coast Surrey steamer Blake, on the
19th of January last. In latitude 19
degrees 41 minutes North, longitude 00
degrees 24 minutes South, about 105
miles Northwest from St. Thomas, the
plummet touched bottom after 4,501
fathoms of line had been reeled out. This
depth is over five and one-half miles. The
British ship Challenger, near the same
place, made the deepest previous soundings
The Japanese Indemnity Fund.
Secretary Frellughuyseu has transferred
to the Secretary* ol the Treasury the
Japanese Indemnity Fund bonds held by
the State Department, aggregating $1,837,
823. They will be redeemed and cancelled,
and the proceeds carried into the Treasury
to enable the Department to carry out the
provisions of the act of Congress by honor
ing a warrant from the Secretary of State
for $785,000 for the purpose of returning
that amount to the Japanese Government.
The distribution of the Wyoming prize
money, to come out or the 6ame fund, is
left by the act within the exclusive jurisdic
tion of the Secretary of the Treasury.
A Tariff' Ruling.
Washington, March 20.—To correctsoine
apparent misapprehension, the Acting Sec
retary of the Treasury makes the followlug
explanation of the recent ruling of the De
partment with regard to the enforcement of
section 7 of the Tariff A«t: When an
Invoice was made out before the en
actment of the new law, and wheu such in
voice shows that the goods covered by it
were delivered to the purchaser free of
cltarges on board the exporting vessel, duty
should be computed and exacted upon the
full invoice value. If the importer be dis
satisfied with this he may file a protest with
James Lindsey 's Death.
[Oxford Pres». J
A fatal accident occurred iu Lower Oxford
on Mouday of last week. James
Lindsey, an industrious and much
respected farmer who resided near
Mount Vernon, was engaged iu loading
straw on a wagon in his barn, when he fell
off backward upon the floor. On being car
ried to the house and a physician summoned
it was found that the spinal column had been
fractured. The unfortunate man liugered
until Thursday, suffering greatly, when he
died. Dr. Wentz aud other phy6iciaus at
tended him, but could afford him no relief.
Mr. Lindsey was 05 years of age.
In prices. Fine retouched cabinets reduced
from $5 per dozen to $3 per dozen. Card
photographs finely retouched, reduced from
$2.50 per dozen to $1.50 per dozen. T. G.
Holland, photographs, main gallery, 307
Market street; branch gallery, No. 4 East
Third street, where they make a specialty of
tin-types. The only tin-type gallery In the
New Telegraph Office.
The office of the new Baltimore and Ohio
days in charge of C. 8. Foster, late of the
Morning Newt. •
egraph Company will be opened
l Market streets, this city, in
Killed on the Railroad.
Edward Boardley, colored, of Aberdeen,
Harford county, Md., was killed there Mon
day night by an express freight train on the
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore
to hotel, restaurant and saloon keepers.
Closing out glass and crockery ware, in
cluding whiskey bottles and beer glasses at
cost at Flinn & Jackson's.
Reception to a Pastor.
A reception will be given to Rev. J. R.
Bole,the new pastor of Grace M. E. Church,
in the parsonage on Thursday evening at 8
To-day is the beginning of spring,properly
The Felton will make her first trip of the
season to Philadelphia to-morrow.
An Invoice of 80,000 young cherry and
10,000 plum trees has been received by
Randolph Peters, nurseryman.
Rev. A. W. Greul of Bethany Baptist
Church has handed in his resignation to the
congregation, to take effect April 18.
The members of the Quickstep Base Ball
Club will begin to arrive next week, and all
of them arc expeeted to be In this city by
A miniature barn-yard attract« attention
in the window of Cristtleld & Best, and
William Lawton has on exhibition a window
full of live chicks.
Thomas A. Kane has declined the position
of umpire, to which he was elected by the
Inter State Base Ball Association, and Harry
Taylor is spoken of for the poeltlon.
[Special correspondence of the Gazette.]
Dover, March 21.—As telegraphed to the
Gazette, the discussion of the bill to allow
the Levy Court of New Castle county to
fund Its floating debt of $200,000 drew forth
considerable discussion yesterday morning,
and pending an amendment to strike out
the preamble, which stated in a vague and
doubtful way the causes oC the incurring of
the debt, the matter went over until the
afternoon. At that time a number of
amendments were offered, among which
was one providing that the Levy Court
should each year put aside five per cent, of
the amount to be used in liquidating the
debt M lt came duc Th | g wag adoptcd
,ud Mr. Justls offered an amendment to the
effect that hereafter the Levy Court should
Dot be allowed in any vear to create a float
lug indebtedness of more thau $10,000, ex
cept in case of the destruction of the county
buildings or of the carrying away or Injury
to a bridge, and the floating indebtedness
should be paid out of the taxes raised the
next year, which should be sufficient to
cover the amount expended in addition to
the regular expenses of the county,
amendment was adopted and the bill was
During the discussion Mr. Justis alluded
to the amounts included in the present float
ing indebtedness, which had been paid out
for marsh banks on the Delaware,
showed how $50,000 In accordance with the
act of 1879 had been expended for this pur
pose, ostensibly for keeping up the banks
and protecting the roads, but in reality, so
far as he had been able to learn, the only
result had been to keep in good conditiou
the lands of certain private citizens.
"Talk," said Mr. Justis is, "oi unfairness
in the Third Street Bridge bill, which pro
vided for an improvement of which all the
citizens of the county avail themselves.
Then look into this matter, and see which is
the unfair and unjust thing of the two."
The bill has yet to go to the Seuate, and
the position of Messrs. Cooperand Chandler
Is awaited with some interest. Mr. Cooper,
of course, notwithstanding the fact that
$50,000 went to the exclusive benefit of
private property along the Delaware (In the
rural districts) will vote for the bill because
it is recommended by Col. Febiger's Levy
Court. On the other hand, Dr.
Chandler, who doesn't seem to like
the allusions made In the Gazette
to any uncertainty of inind with which he
might be credited, will, of course, vote
against the bill unless those charges for put
ting ifp marsh banks arc stricken out, as he
knew nothing about them and did not have
a chance to pay for them out of his owu
pocket, out of sympathy ! By the way, It
Is well enough to remember some things.
In 1879 Dr. Chandler, who so strenuously
opposed the Third street bridge bill the
other day, on the ground that the bridge
had benefited private parties, was
speaker of the House of Representa
tives when the bill wa* passed, without op
position, to put up the banks of marsh
owners in Red Lion and St. Georges hun
dreds. It was well enough, of course, to
spend $50,000 to keep water off of private
corn fields, but $18,000 for a necessary
bridge, which the county had forced the
parties to build must not be paid for.
Some pcople'6 generosity is of an elastic
LEVY COURT mETOK».
OISCUSSION OVER ITS FLOAT
REPRESENTATION " IN DOVER.
Yesterday's Proceeding* of the Htate'a
Legislative Body—Bills Presented aud
PROCEEDINGS IN DETAIL.
Below will be found the proceeding in
The Committee on Representation re
ported a bill as a substitute for the Bates
strance against Mie passage of the bill au
thorizing the town of Middletown to borrow
r. Bates presented a petition pray
ing for the passaee of the law authorizing
the Clerk of the Wilmington market to
enter stores, coal yards, etc., to test mea
sures, scales, etc.; Mr. Justis presented the
claims ot William Turtle and James W.
Wise, officers of the Court of Appeals,which
were referred to the Committee ou Claims.
The following bills were Introduced aud
read : To provide for ascertaining
sentiment of the people on the question of
local option; to aracud Chapter 458,Volume
10, Laws of Delaware; to Incorporate ths
Milford Library Association; to provide for
the appoidtment of an additional constable
for Christiana hundred, New Castle county;
to incorporate the Claytoa Fruit Packing
Company; live stock law lor District 42,
Sussex county; to provide for Increasing the
number of Senators and Representatives of
the General Assembly. [This is the Grubb
bill referred to above as reported by the
committee. The rules were suspended, the
bill read a second time and referred
1,000 copies of it ordered printed]; Senate
bill to authorize the Levy Court of New
Castle county to borrow money for the use
of the Trustees of the Poor; an amendment
to the charter of the town of Dover (relating
to taxes on farm land In city limits.)
The following bills were read a second
time aud referred: regulating the practice
of pharmacy in this State; amending Chap
ter 48, Revised Code; a supplement
charter of the town of Middletown;
ing Chapter 148, Volume 10, Laws of Dela
ware; consolidating school districts 124 and
10, in Sussex couuty; in relation to the col
lection of road taxes in New Castle county;
amending Section 14, Chapter 99, Revised
Code; supplement tc Chapter 57, Revised
Statutes entitled "of Fences"; for the relief of
B. F. C. Roth well; In relation to the election
of assessors aud inspectors; in relation to
the election of road commissioners in New
Castle county; to divorce Louisia Cummins;
to divorce Louisa Creadick; to incorporate
Ml8pillion Conclave, No. 38, I. O. II.
Mr. Justis gave notice of the following
bills; To amend Chapter 418, Volume 14;
Chapter 539, Volume 14 aud Chapter 35,
Volume 14, of the Laws of Delaware; to
amend Capters 42,18 and 17 of the Revised
The bill to authorize the changing of the
site of the bridge over Duck Creek was in
definitely postponed. The bill amending
the law relating to fishing iu Indian River
and Reboboth Bay was passed. Two hun
dred additional copies of the law changing
the manner of election of Road Commis
sioners in New Castle county were ordered
The bill to authorize the Levy Court of
New Castle county to fund its floating debt
was taken up. An amendment striking out
the preamble was adopted and further con
sideration of the bill was postponed until 3
o'clock this p. ra,
Dr. Crawford presented a reraon
house afternoon SESSION. •
Bills passed: House bill empowering the
Ntw Castle Levy Court to borrow $200,000
for the purpose of fuudiug the floating debt as
of the couuty (with amendments); author
lling the Town Coüucll of Dover to borrow !
$2,000 for improvement and completion of j
Its water works. I
A loiumuuicaliuu was leceived from the I
Kent county Levy Court revoking Ite petl- j
tiou for the passage of the Bombay Ilook
Improvement Company bill. I
Bills introduced : Senate bills inoorpor
ating the Port Penn Grange Hall Co.; re- |
dating tilt Bridgeville school districts.
Under a suspension of the rules, all bills
Introduced during the day were read by
title and referred. 3
Notice was glveu of the following
bills : By Mr. Coocli, iu relation
revenue derived for licensee in the several
J-Otthtles; by Mr. Frasher, to amend chapter
47, Revised Code (repealing all after section
6): to regulate the practice of medicine and
surgery; by Mr. Williame, to incorporate
the town of Marydel.
A petition was presented for a stock law
in district No. 78, New Castle county (being
the "Bancroft district-- and including the
propoaed city park).
Bills Introduced: Authorizing Theodore
B. Slrmun to change a public road In Gum
boro hundred; House bills to lay out a pub
lic road In East Dover hundred; to chauge
the course of a road in Broad-Creek hun
dred, Sussex county; for a stuck law In Dis
trict 43, Sussex county; by Mr. Mustard, to
incorporate the Atlantic and Maryland Rail
road Company; by Mr. Houston, to divorce
Sarah E. Evans from Wm. R. Evans.
Bills passed : House bills divorcing
Walter G. Hurlock from Jemima Hurlock
to provide for the vaccination of children In'
free schools (vote—yeas, Betts, Cavender,
Chandler. Cooper and Mustard; nays, Roe,
Houston and Speaker Cooper.) Senate
bills to amend the act to establish a college
ot agriculture and mechanic arts In this
State (being the Delaware College bill)- to
amend the act for the collection of collateral
Inheritance. A petition was read from real
dents In Sussex county asking for authority
to dig a ditch across North Fuse\, Pucci
Bills passed to incorporate the United
States Gas and'Water Company; to amend
Chapter 117, and 13, Laws of Delaware
(relating to salesmen traveling without
license, giving constables or sheriffs a prem
lum of $5 for their arrest); to arneud Chap
ter 03, Revised Code (abolishing the grace
on check); to amend Section 1, Chapter 117,
Volume 13, Laws of Delaware (abolishing
the tax on lawyers and pbysiciaus); vote—
Ayes—Betts, Chandler, Cooper, Mustard
aud Mr. Speaker—0. Nays—Caveuder, Koc
aud Houston—3; House bills authorizing
the Prothonatary of New Castle county
copy certain Indexes in relation to
the salary of liquor bailiff of Wilming
ton (authorizing his salary to
be paid by the State); to incorporate the
Torpedo Company of Delaware: authoriz
ing the Clerk of the Orphaus' Court of Keut
county to make certain indexes, etc.; divorc
ing Sadie Fowler from Perry Fowler; for
stock laws In districts 32 aud 173, 120 aud
119, Sussex. Notice of new bills: By Mr.
Cooper, to amend the act regulating the
rule of iutoxicatlng liquors (authorizing the
tenant to apply for license and the owner to
be responsible); by Mr. Roe, a supplement
to the act incorporating the town of Dover.
Introduced and read: By Mr. Roe. to
amend chapter 117, volume 18, Laws of
Delaware, imposing a $15 tax on pool aud
billiard tables; divorcing Jackson E. Hast
Ings from Justina Hastings. A remon
strance against the abolishing of school dis
trict No. 100, Kent county, was read and
referred; a petition lor a stock law in dis
trict 31, 8uscex couuty, and a petition pray
ing for the repeal of the tax of one-tenth of
one per cent ou merchants.
The House joint resolution allowing Ed
ward Ridgeley $500 for ids services as Chan
cellor adlitern was postponed until to-morrow.
THE NEW YORK SHOOTING.
Partie it lai
of the Killing of Haver
New Yohk, March 20 —The unfortunate
heroine of the Paris flats tragedy, Mrs.
Uhler, Is iu the New \ r ork Hospital, lulled
into unconsciousness by heroic doses ot
opium after hours of raving madness, alter
nated by intervals of despair. Her physi
ciau, Dr. Amidon, fears for her
reason If she survives. The suit
of rooms occupied by this most wretched
couple were on the first floor of o.ie of the
four houses Into which the Paris flats, of
West Twenty-tjiird street, are divided. A
policeman from the Sixteenth precinct
guards the place, for the rooms are filled
with rich furniture and in the bed room
all the clothes aud jewels of the poor woman,
the fair cause df the calamity. The room is
divided from the parlor, where the fatal
shot was fired,
George Uonkllng, the brother of Mrs.
Uhler, surrendered himself to Policeman
Mantle as he was pacing on his beat In front
of the Grand Opera House about the first
hour of the morning, with the quiet state
ment : "I have just shot a man In the Paris
flats. I do not know whether he Is dead or
not." He was taken to the Sixteenth pre
cinct station house, on Twentieth 6treet, be
tween Seventh aud Eighth avenues, and was
committed to a cell. H
ly by heavy portieres of
e spent the night in
[ up and down without cessation.
Unce he was heard to say : "Oh, my
sister !" with a deep groan and then to weep
bitterly. He was taken to the Coroner's
office to-day. He bore himself with out
ward calmness and composure.
Coroner's office he was joined by William
F. Howe and Cameron H. King, his counsel.
To them he made this statement :
"You know, Mr. Howe, better than any
one, what went before this matter,
were my sister's couusel in the divorce suit
brought against her by Ubier; and your
partner, Mr. Hummel, will tell you that
wheu he advised my sister to leave this man
Haverstick she said that she wished to do
so. I saw Haverstick several times and
talked with him about his work. I said to
him: "If my sister fully wishe
with you I cannot and I would not attempt tu
force her to l*ave you. But if she wishes to
go with me she shall go. I was with her
the whole of the afternoon yesterday and
she agreed to go. She 6aid she would pack
up all her things. She w as to have come to
me at the Lelaud House at 9 o'clock this
morning. In the evening of yesterday 1
went rouud to the Paris House. I had a
key with which I opened the doör of the
apaitmeut and I went in. 1 found my sister
In her room, walking up and down in terri
ble agitation aud shedding tears.
"My sister said : 'There's that
that room,' pointing toward the curtains
that separated her bed room. 'He
let me go. I'm afraid of him.' I said to
her : 'If you wish to come with me lie cau
compel you to stay here. I'll speak to
.' 8o I went into the room and saw
him looking very angry. He broke out :
if I'll allow you to go on in this
way iu ray own house, and then he took off
his coat an1 came at me a« il he was going to
box. I said all right and then made a
motion as If to uudo the buttons of my over
coat. He then backed toward the mantel
piece aud took up a figure ol a shepherd aud
came at me with it raised in both hands and
was going to strike me on tbe head. Theu
I pulled out ray revolver and fired an I he
Jell Instantly. I was so excited that I htrdly
remember what came next, but when I cot
cO)h r I fouud myself holding bi th his bauds
as he lay on thtrfloor. IF whispered: 'Will
you go for a doc'Or?' I nodded and went
out. The sei vaut girl had been sent to some
back room by my sister, that she might not
hear what w»s going on. I looked for her
and, not finding her, went out on the lmd
ing aud tried the next set of rooms. They
were empty. I then went down the stairs
ami into tfu* street, where 1 walked until I
met Hie policeman to whom 1 gave myself
up." A plea of self-defense will be ottered.
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