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WILMINGTON, DEL., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13,1888.
PRICE ONE CENT.
VOL. XII*-NO. 170.
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reel •»pectseuler Melo-draroa, direct ftrom
rmoue runs of t weeks Chestnut Street
The Silver King
L ader the direction of J. H. Hoolsy, with th«
GREAT CAST AND
Which this week la packing the Grand Opera
ilouaa, N. Y., with the largest audi
ences ever In that theatre.
TH KKTb. 7», 80 and » oeots, at C. F. Thomas
BMW AMD 9.
1) E WARD.—A REWARD OF FIVE
IV HUNDRED DOLLARS Is hereby offered
fur the arrest and apprehension of Collingsworth
1*. llallett who ««taped from Jell at Georgetown,
DH., after midnight Sunday morning, doser ip
tlom bight about live feet ten Inches, rather
•pur«, high che« k bones, V"l< e peculiar, line and
■•racked, brown hair and small dark eye«*, sharp
ulita false upper twlk. CH AB. C. HTOCKLKY.
iron KENT -AT MODERATE RATE*.
1' HWEI.I.IN08 tu «il hiihi or ui« eu,
rE-™,,tws3 , Æ»&.
$;OR BENT.-TWO SMALL HOUSES
I HT GEO. W. UKIUHT,
BIT Market street.
1/OR RENT -PART OF HOUSE TO A
myl» ltALL fbmUr *IHT TATNALL STREET.
J OB BALE.
100 Acres ofStandiug Timber.
Chiefly YELLOW PINE and MAPLE.
Within one mile of railroad
water, and adlaoent to other large and fine tracts
Ol limber Isnd, the growth of which Is likewise
h the market. For particulars as to location,
rices, terms, etc., adfdress
»epIZSdwU? UAXETTE OFFICE.
sun three miles of
FRUIT, BRADE AND ORNAMENTAL TREES
IN GREAT VARIETY.
And all varieties of trees that ore kept In « flrst
All trees guaranteed true to name.
Fff"ben<l for price-list.
WILLIAM F. PETERS,
No. • West Beventh Street,
fFvrhanre Rnllrtlnf 1
aw r **-r*m
BULLETIN NO. 1.
For a fine Gold or Silver
Watch we offer great induce
ments during 'he holiday sea
Every watch guaranteed
to give perlect satisfaction. We
sell on a close margin for cash.
Call and examine.
MILLARD F. DAYIS,
NO. 9 EAST SECOND STREET.
BULLETIN NO. 2.
The largest line ol Clocks in
the State, and at prices to suit
everybody. We make a spe
cialty in this line and have a
choice assortment ; new and
novel designs. Prices positive
ly the lowest.
MILLARD F. DAVIS,
VO. » EAST SECOND STREET.
BULLETIN NO. 3.
Oar (election of Jeweliy of
ery description has been made
with great care, and we are
prepared to offer all the latest
novel and unique designs at
prices ranging very low for the
quality ol goods offered. It
will pay you to examine before
MILLARD F. DAVIS,
NO. 0 EAST SECOND STREET
BULLETIN NO. 4.
Having added many im
provements to my store I am
showing a choice line of Silver
ware, which is well worth ex
amining. One glance at the
stoHk is sufficient to convince
the purchaser that it is new,
cht*ap and reliable.
MILLARD F. DAVIS,
NO. f SAAT 8BCONP STREET,
WILMINGTON BHOK HOUHK.
Wilmington Shoe House.
We invite an inspection of
our Fall and Winter Stock,
whether you want Men's,Boys',
Youths' or Children's Shoes,
and if upon comparison, you
think that we cannot give you
better quality than you can
find elsewhere for the money,
then don't buy of us at all.
9 X 0 . D. CLELAND.
We have a lew more pairs
of Women's Lace Shoes at $1
left; it will be of advantage to
you to see them while we have
all sizes left. These are not
all the bargains we can show
you if you can spare the time
to call on us.
GKO. D. CLRLAND.
WLe people read advertise
it pays te know. With the be
ginning of November the peo
ple think of winter shoes, anti
every such person is the loser
if he is not informed that the
Wilmington Shoe House"
has the largest and best assort
ment to be found in this city.
GEO. D. CLELAND.
In Ladies', Misses and Chil
dren's Shoes our stock is com
plete in all grades. If you are
looking for a school shoe for
the girls we have just what you
want, and for the boys we have
Mundell's Celebrated Sole
leather tipped, with or with
To tlv men we would be
pleased .<> i&Jk shoes at any
time; if y ou are not ready to
buy now, you can have a bet
ter idea of what you want when
you are ready by seeing the
different styles and prices now,
while the stock is complete in
They tell things that
GEO. D. CLELAND
NO. 424 MARKET ST.
NOW IN MY YARD
-A LARGE SUPPLY
OF THE FINEST GRADES
EVEE BREN IN THIS CITY.
—SEND IN YOUR ORDER AT ONCE.—
B. F. TOWNSEND,
FfOTOr FOURTH ST., WIL.
G.W. BUSH & SONS,
FRENCH ST. WHARF,
« Bprai.lty of Hungrier Hard and Fr.e
STOVE, SMALL STOVE & NUT
For Domestic Use; Also
CANNEL COAL !
GAS COAL !
CUMBERLAND COAL !
L. & C. CO.
Jackson Lime & Coal Co.,
SU1PUBY * RING ST. WHAU7E3.
WnXRRAS. We, tbs undentvned, ettlreus <rt
New Cwnjft hundred, Veins #epluu>4y annoyed
bvtre niuiirr . not only on t*cnlar »fays but on
Hundays. and frequently when allied tog» away
»h »n- throiitpiied with hlaCRjaeka, pistols and
shot «nur . Tberrfore he it
•d 1st. That wu r p determined to break
op t tvn nihing.
Iterolrpd, 2d. That we hereby aim notice that
we will arrest and punidi to the full extent of
the law p* rsotiH iv>und trespassing with rtoe, gun
or otherwise upon the premises af the aforesaid
rd. 'That a ut
llrolngtofl for the
G. Lotode) 1,
George B King,
Sjun'l A Jackson,
H. M. White,
Wni. O. McGarr.
lllain F. retars,
Joseph K. Steel man,
Edward M or ley,
Joseph Lentz, Jr.,
TO OUR CUSTOMERS,
OUR FRIEND« AND THE PUBLIC GENER
The old establ Ished restaurant of (fearlea Kyle's
at the Northeast corner ofHtxth and Orange sts..
ooen for the winter season with a füll stock
of OYSTERS Our constant atm shall be to keep
the V RY HKST oysters that are produced.
Families «implied at reasenable prices will be
made a specialty.
Thankful for past patronage we would still
solicit a share of the same.
Clip this out for fktare reference.
TO DELINQUENT COUNTY TAXPAYERS,
NORTHERN DISTRICT WILMINGTON
HUNDRED, FOR THE YEAR 1882.
The undersigned hereby gives notice to delin
quent eeunty tax payers of the Northern Dis
trict of Wilmington hundred, for 1882, to call
without delay at the t-outheast corner of Fifth
and King streets, and settle for the «-âme and thus
avoid costs, as these taxes must positively he
collected at once. THIS IB A KIN AL NOTICE.
WM. KYNE, Collector.
NOTICES.-ANY WEIGHT«*, SCALES
Xv OR measures requiring Inspection may be
left at 828 aud 8» King street.
Sealer of Weights and Measures for New <.astle
FB UFMBBIONAL VAHD8.
JOHN C. COLE,
NOTARY PUBLIC, AND JUSTICE OF THK
Marls KuHdlng, No. 101 WestBlxth street. Tel*
JJKS. J. N. A J. B. HOBEN SACK,
Those afflicted with thecffectsof 8ELP-AB08R
and MBRCURIA LIZ AT ION should not hésitât»
to consult J. N. A J. B. HOBEN SACK of 206 N.
ädcond street. Philadelphia, either by mall
perron, during the hours of 8 a. m to 2 p. m.
8lot) n. m.
Advice free. Whosoever should know his con
tltlon and the way to improve It should read
"WISDOM IN A NUT-SHELL."
Sent on rpcetm of three-cent stamp.
A. 8. WEB8TER'8
1883 —SEASON OF —1884
COMMENCING MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 10.
GENTLEMEN'S CLASS—Monday and Thurs
day evening* from 8 to 10, commencing Beptem
LADIF8' AN D * HILDREN *8 CLASS -Thnr*
dav afternoon from ft to A and on Saturday
afternoon r om 8 to ft, commencing Saturday
afternoon. September lft, at 8 o'clock.
Special a entlou given to Instructing chil
dren, who receive my personal supervision.
The greatest care Is exercised to make them grace
ful and proficient dancers.
All new dances will be Introduced as soon as
they are Issued by the association.
SCHOOLS, SEMINARIES or PRIVATE
Ladles and gentlemen desiring to form private
classes in the city or out of town sho la confer
with me as soon as practicable, for choice ot
For terms, circulars, etc., apply to H. F. Ro
belln No. 710 Market street ;at my residence. No.
80S West Third street, or by mall at the Masonic
TO THE PUBLIC !
In consequence of the tremendous amount »f
bogua butter on the market, such as Bualne,
Oleomargarine and Butterine. all of which are
nothin» more than Lard or Tallow, 1 have con
cluded to put the price of my
BUTTER DOWN 8c. PER POUND.
I sell nothing but Pare Butter, York Btste,
Bradford County and the best creamery.
46, 48, 50 SECOND STREET MARKET.
AH Butter warranted pare and good. ft.lml8
KILLED JUY AN EXPLOSION.
Death and lujiir, caused by a Premature
Bleat lu a Hina.
W ILKEHBAHBK, Nov. 18.—We»t Eud, a
.mall mlulng town a few miles from thla
city, waa to-day the acene of a terrible mine
accident, which resulted In tbe death of two
d the fatal wounding of another.
The miDes there are operated by the West
End Coal Company, and heretofore It bas
been the boast of the company that no one
was ever seriously hurt in their mines.
Shortly after the morning shift bad gone
to work about 3 a. m. to-day a terrible « 1 -
S loalcn was heard tbrougl out the mine. At
ret the minera were terror-stricken and
Bed towards the foot of the shaft under the
Impression that the latal mine gaa was ex
ploding, but It was soon learned that the
report had been occasioned by a premature
blast, and the men instantly darted for tbe
scene of the accident.
Three men, all Polanders, named Michael
Qreen, John Koller and John Eekelos, were
working on a new gangway, and, on the
searching party reaching the spot, the
bodies of the three men were found lying on
the ground' all terribly mangled, one dead
and the o ber two dying. It Is supposed
from the appearance of tbe spot that tbe
men were engaged In ramming down the
cartridge with an Iron drill, when a spark,
struck from a piece of sulphur In tbe coal,
set the powder on fire.
Michael Qreen waa killed on the spot.
The whole upper portion of hie head was
blown olT and his brains scattered all around.
John Koller, who waa handling the iron
drill at the the time, had the heavy bar
driven deep into his chest. His bead and
face waa also cut and bruised terribly by the
flying rock, aod his neck and shoulders were
badly burned. He died within an hour ortwo.
Eskelos waa hurled to the other side of the
gangway, his leg aud arm broken, and
bis skull fractured. He has been entirely
unconscious sluce tbe accident, and cannot
survive his Injuries.
The three men all resided near the mines.
They lived ip tl)e same house, having but
recently come to Oils country together.
Eakeloa only a few months ago, married a
young woman. AU the mines suspended
work to-day on aeeonat ef the disaster.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
PENMANSHIP TO BE MADE A
MEETING OF THE 80H00L BOABD
Lost Evening's Session- A Professor of
Penmanship Appointed-Monthly Bills
At the regular semi-monthly meeting of
the Board of Education last evening, Presi
dent Baird presided.
The Committee on Teachers reported in
favor of employing J. Jackson Pierce to
give writing lessons in the High School
on Monday and Thursday afternoons, be
tween 5 and fi o'clock, for the space of 10
weeks and be be allowed $100 for his services.
The principals and teachers of grades above
the sixth In tbe course for primary schools
are to be requested to take tbe lessons. Tbe
report was adopted.
The Committee on Books reported that
W. W. Blrdsall, principal of the Boys'
Department of No. 1 School, had been in
structed to send all surplus books to Phila
delphia for sale.
The bill of the Jackson Lime and coal
Company (or wood was referred back to the
Fuel Committee, as the wood was not split
according to contract.
A number of repairs were authorised in
The Committee of new No. 17 reported
that the plastering of said school was about
finished, and that they had received propo
sals from the Kevstone and Fashion Desk
Companies for desxs, and that the former
compary woqld supply the desks at $12.50
Ç ïr room cheaper than the latter company.
he contract wss awarded to the Keystone
A communication was received from the
State Board of Pharmacy thanking the
Board of Education for the use of its
room for examination and expressing its
appreciation of the courtesies of Secretary
and Treasurer Morrow, which was accepted
In accordance with a notice of Dr. Short
lidge, a resolution was oflered and adopted,
authorizing the appointing of a Standing
Committee on Health, whose duty It shall
be to examine, consider and report on the
sanitary condition of the uohools at the
regular meetings of the board.
A communication was read from
Philemma Chandler in reference to his
bills against the board, which after discus
sion was referred to the committee of tho
The janitors of the respective schools
were directed to close the cellar windows of
school buildings. The question of procur
ing 18 sets ol Appleton's charts lor the use
of primary schools has, after some discus
sion, referred to the Committee on Books.
On motion of Dr. Keables a committee of
five to look lor a site for a new high school
was authorized, and tho president announced
the following as tb<> committee : Keables,
McKay, Hoffecker, Heisler a.jd Pusey.
The principals and visiting committees of
the respective schools were directed not to
accept any certificate of vaccination for a
pupil unless slgued by a regular phys'eian.
A petition was read praying for proper
sidewa ks leading to school No. 11 at Ninth
and DuPont streets, signed by 5' residents
of the western end of the Saver th ward, aud
it was Indorsed aud referred to,City Council.
During the evening the following bills
were allowed: McCartney, Kenney A Com
pany, $17.85, $49: Peter U. Furry, $135;
William Forrest, $30; J. R. D. 8eeds & Son,
$3,328; Edward L. Rice, Jr., $125; Allen
Speakman, $80 10: Roberts <fc Mixter, $86,
$40.00; Z. James Belt, $0.02; Frist & A li
mon, $1.00; George F. Hodges, $22.30;
Hllles A Jones, $36 66; Gawthrop, Brother
A Company, $65, $11; A. B Gillespie
Company, $2; ,W. K. Grant, 50 cents;
W. W. Blrdsall, $1.25; W. P. Per
kins, 78 cents; John A. Stone, $1 25;
Louis D. Gorman, $68.70; Patrick Mealey,
$1; James Bradford, $2.64, $18.75, $532,
$5.28; Duncan Brothers, $1.00,$l.35;Charles
F. Tazewell, $68; Temple A McElroy, $10;
B Griffith, $2.10; Julius A Krauspe, $2 55;
William Lawton, £L50; James F. Wood &
Co., 70 cents; Samuel H. Chadwick, $6.50;
A. S. Reed, $2.00; Philemma Chandler, $5,
$3.45; Henry Evans, $25; James M. Jiryan,
$50; George Frazer, $30; George Paradec,
$3; Michael F. Sterling, 2; William McCall,
$44; William Dill, $7.60; Lewis T. Grubb,
$5.07; Milton Lackey, $3 65; Davidson A
Bro., 75 cents; Alvan Allen, $4; R. E. Bruce
$18 27; James Davis, $1; Gawthrop A Bro.,
$2.25; William Lawton, $3.08; McCartney,
Kenney A Co., $32.78; Baynard A Dawson,
$4 50; J. W. Dill, $2.85; Julius A.
Krauspe, 75 cents; McCartney, Kenney A
Co., $4.68; W. M Holt, $6; James Biad
ford, $3.08; M. Morrison, $11.70; Samuel
Murphey A Son, $37; Gawthrop Brothers &
Co., $714; James Bradford, $26 40; Wil
liams A Hopkins, $2.85; Stewart & Jones,
50 cents; Kent A Weeks, $1.02; Preston
Ayors, $7.50; Joseph Kern, $5; Flinn &
Jackson, $11; William Hammcli, $25.75;
Annie Crawford, $3.55; E. A. Robinson,
$5.75; William Lawton, $1; A. M. Uarding,
$4.05; Wood A Bancroft, $65.70; George E.
Ktrkinan, $3; W. C. Martin, $2; Philemma
Chandler, $4; C. F. Thomas A Co., $302.05;
salaries of teachers and substitutes,
$5.557.09; salaries of janitors and others,
$803.16; total, $15,230.07.
The following named persons passed sue
ceasfully before tho Board of Phaimacy, at
its examination of applicants for qualified
assistant* on Friday last: William O'Brien.
with James H. Morgan, at the corner ol
Tenth and Poplar streets; James A. Martin,
with John M. Harvey at No. 407 Delaware
avenue; El wood Mount, with Benjamin R.
Veasey at Eighth and Madison streets; Win.
Hutchinson, with W. 4. Jester of Delaware
City. The ne*t examination of applicants
will beheld aoms time la the month of May
Lo, the Poor Indian.
At tbe meeting of the Wilmington Indian
Association held In the residence of Grtgg
Chandler, No. 005 Market street, Mrs.
Charles Howland was elected president in
dace of the late Mrs. Foote, and Mrs. John
J. Hilles was appointed secretary. Mrs.
Chandler showed a blanket, a puree, a to
bacco pouch, a pair of moccasins and a pap
pooee tn a cradle, all made by Navujos
Indian women. These articles were sent by
ex-Unlted States Marshal Dunn, who is at
present in the Government employ in New
Siexlco. The articles are novel and show
considerable taste and adaptability.
Tbe Three Link*.
Last evening Upland Lodge, I. O. O. F.,
of Chester, Pa., paid a friendly visit to
Delaware Lodge, No. I, of this city. The
Visitors arrived here a lew minutes before 8
o'clock, and were met At the station by a
committee, consisting of G. D. Lincoln, P.
G. *Weet and Theodore Htratton, and es
corted to the Odd Fellows' Hall. After the
transaction of the regular business by tho
home lodge the visitors were escorted to the
6ftloon of Farra «fc Lewis and partook of a
an early train this morplng.
The visitors returned home on
Tho Special Seulon I-Mt Night—The Pro
ceedings This Morning.
A special session of Municipal Court was
bold last evening at 7 o'clock at which
Judge Cummins presided, and lined John
McGuire $5 and rovts for drunkenness and
resist ing arrest. William Conner, for drunk
enness, was fined $1. John Mallory, was
recommitted lor a lurther hearing on Wed
nesday; he is charged with extraordinary
drunkenness. Alfred Lee Cummins and
William Morris, two small colored boy®,
each fined $1 and costs for disorderly
conduct In and about the railroad station.
At this morning's session of the court
Deputy Attorney-General Turner filed an In
formation against Edward O'Donnell.charr
ing him with violating the license law In
selling liquor on Sundays, and ask that a
summons be Issued returnable on Friday.
Mary Kelley, for drunkenness and disor
derly conduct, was fined 13 and costs, and
was committed until the fine Is paid. Joseph
Powers, for the larceny of a penknife, the
property of Police Officer McGee, was held
in |200 bail for his appearance at the next
term of the Municipal Court. Powers found
the knife lying in the hall where be had
gone for lodging, and appropriated it to his
own use. James Whittaker, a résidant of
the Ninth ward, was present, and answered
an information filed by the Deputy-Attorney
General, charging him with violating a city
ordinance In erecting a frame building on
his property. The
poued until Satqrday morning to allow
tho Solicitor to confer with the Building
Inspector. James McCracken, for drunk
enness and disorderly conduct in creating
a deal of noise at, 422 Market street, about
10.30 o'clock last night, was fined $3 and
coets. Tbe officer who arrested McCracken
last night had his thumb badly bitten by
the prisoner, but in his testimony before the
court this morning he was extremely lenient
and only swore to the fact that McCracken
was ve.y drunk.
h I re
case was post
FATAL FIRE IN CI1AULKSTON.
Two Women Killed and Two Probably
Rurned to Death.
Charleston, 8. C., Nov. 12. —Wilbur'e
clothing manufactory aud the establishment
ol Robertson. Taylor & Co., wholesale
grocers were buried to day aud Leidlng's
bag lactory, adjoininiug, was damaged by
lire. Tbe loss is estimated at $60,000. There
were eight women and a boy employed in
Wilbur's factory, most of them Jumped from
the third story to the ground.
Ellen Heron*was killed by jumoiug and
Susie Bond was mortally injured. Mary
a« she was not injured much by jumping.
Maggie Quitillck and Annie Tylee were
badly hurt, but will recover. Abigail Guy
and Laura Green are supposed to have been
u the building. A little boy named Light
heart Jumped out, aud was caught without
receiving any injury. Only the eight per
sons named were oi. the third story.
The fire broke out UDder the stairway
the second floor and spread with amazing
rapidity, cutting off escape by the third floor
by tbe stairs, and the persons on the second
floor only escaped with great diflculty.
badly burned, but may recover,
New Metal.lo Life Boat*.
Thomas Dretu A Son's metallic life boats
are in demand all over the country. The
firm now have orders for four 26 feet boat«
for the Am rican Line of Philadelphia; one
16 feet and one 14 fd^l metallic boat for the
People's Line 8t. Johu's river steamer*,Jack
sonville, Florida; one 10-feet metallic boat
for Palatka, Florida; two 16-feet wooden
life boat* for Peter Jones, Jacksonville,
F'orida, and one 16 feet wooden boat for J.
E. Ward of New York.
First Annual Ball.
The first annual ball of the Sachsen-Bund,
took placj last night in the German Hall,
Herdm&n Building, and was a very eqjoy
able «.flair. About 12.30 o'clock the large
number of participants partook of supper.
The fair of St. Mark's Church will open
in the Smith Building this morning.
Revival services will be held in Union M.
E. Church every evening this week.
A large lot of horses, carriages, etc., will
be sold by William Y. Warner at public sale
Saturday evening noxt.
A meeting of the managers of the Dela
ware Bible Society will beheld In Hanover
Presbyterian Church at 4 o'clock this after
General Thomas A. Smyth Post No. 1, G.
A. R., will pay a fraternal visit to Admiral
8. F. DuPont Post No. 2, on Thursday even
A second bottle of cologne valued at $3
was stolen from the 6how case in Dr. Ball's
store, Sixth and Lombard streets, yesterday
aiternoon. The tliiei is known aud will be
prosecuted If the stolen article is not re
Rev. George A. Lattimer, of Philadelphia,
will deliver'an address before the Sunday
Schools of the P. E. Church in the city of
Wilmington, the anuual gathering of which
will take place of 7.30 o'clock this evening
in St. Andrew's Church.
W. W. Blrdsall, principal of the High
School, delivered an interesting lecture ou
chemistry before the Young Men's Associa
tion of Central Presbyterian Church, last
evening. Dr. Pershing will lecture on
anatomy next Monday evening.
A few evenings ago an officer of Laurel
Council, W. F. A., laid down $12 belonging
to the Council on the counter of a store at
Tenth and Market streets. A young woman
was seen to pick it up, since which time
neither money nor woman have beeu heard
The turnout at battalion drill last evening
was unusually small. The th-ee companies
were thrown into one and drilled by Major
Curtis, who published orders announcing
the acceptance ol the resignations of Captain
Rice of C Co. and Lieutenant Babcock of
David 8haw,Jr., employed by William
8. Bullock, on Tenth street near Tatnall
street, had a finger crushed so badly yester
day that amputation was found necessary.
After the op ration had been performed he
was removed to his home in Brandywine
A pretty little souveuir album, contain
ing 12 photo views of important buildings
and locations in Wilmington, is
at the Jumes A W bb Printing and Station
ery Company's store, 224 Market street.
The album is tastefully gotten up, and is
Whittemann Brothers, of New
Five young men named Hagerty, Coatee,
Lally, Bugless and Conklin sot lire to the
leaves in a grove, at Franklin and Maple
streets, yesterday afternoon, aud finding
that It did not burn as fiercely as they ex
pected set fire to a tool house, used by
quarrymeu in the vicinity. This latter fire
was soon extinguished with a few buckets
oi water. The fires alarmed tbe people ol
the neighborhood, who want the police to
keep a sharp lookout for the young rascals.
will be given by Laurel
in the McClary Building,
THIS COLD WAV*.
Reports from Various Points Indicating
The cold wave that visited Wilmington,
yesterday, was very general In lu extent,
and In many places the heavy gales caused
great damage. A special dispatch from An
napolis, Md., says : "During the storm to
day the schooner Margaret, Captain Tllgh
mau of Anuapo is, went aground at Syca
more Point, opposite Aunapolls, and will
orobably become a wreck. The vessel la
loaded with wood. A yacht belongln.
Alfred Meyett left her nmqrlpga
wharf and went ashore kt Greensbury f _
two miles distant. The storm Is severe in
A heavy enow storm and aevere gale set
In at Wilkesbarre, Pa., yesterday, doing
much damage to buildings and (arms.
A special from Port Huron, Mich., says;
"The propeller Quebec, the fVegqier Mani
toba and the içhponers Evening Star and
Gladstune were driven ashore Sunday night
in a heavy snow storm. Alf except the
propeller arc in danger of going to pieces
and their cargoes will be a toUl loss. Tbe
crews of none ol them have been taken off,''
A special from Mackinaw City, Mich.,
says; "The sehoon Lucy J.Clark was hauled
off the bar by tbe tug 8. 8. Coe, but as she
was being towed to a safe barbot a heavy
wind sprung up and the towing line parted.
She capsized and the crew took to tbe life
boat, rive men succeeded in getting ashore,
but three, tbe first mate, engineer of the
steam pumps and the cook were drowned."
In New York yesterday tbs wall ol a
foundry In course of erection wss blown
down, severely Injuring Cornelius 8cannel,
a laborer. Last night a large tree *t
Seventh avenue and Twelfth street, was
blown down, and fell upon a passing street
car, breaking In the roof, but not Injuring
any of the passengers. The Iron roof of e
factory In Brooklyn was blown off during
the afternoon aud fell on the roof of an ad
joining factory, crushing it in.
A blizxard visited Tw>y» N. Y., and vi
cinity Sunday night, and yesterday snow
and hail fell. A grist mill at Crescent was
crushed In by the roof of a barn that was
blown upon it.
At Rochester, N. Y., the storm was so
severe that tugs could not leave the harbor
during its prevalence. The schoouer Alba
tros«» is probably ashore near Oakl'rcliard,
a few miles west of Rochester, with a c
of three men and hcr captais. Their fate U
unknown. Two schooner* were anchored
west of Charlotte, one showing signals ol
Dcf*pat4:ho8 from vai lous points In Ontario
indicate that the storm of Sunday night wa*
very severe. Tbe storm in Torouto was ac
companied with lightning, thunder and at
fearful down-pour o r hail. The lightship at
Colchester foundered at her anchorage, and
the schooner Nemesis, of Southampton, is
ashore near Bayfield. Two Inches of snow
fell in Central Ontario.
THF TRIAL OF J08EPH POOLE.
Suspected of Murdering John Kenny, an
Alleged Irish Informer
Dublin, Nov. 12.—Th» trial of Joseph
Poole for the murder of John Kenny, on
the morning of July 4, 1882, In Seville
place, Dublin, was begun to day before Jus
tice Murphy. The prisoner is defended by
Dr. Webb and Mr. Mortality.
Mr. Porter. Attorney Qeneral for Ireland,
in opening tbe case for the prosecution,
stated that it would not be proven that
Poole inflicted the wounds that killed Kenny,
but that he lured Kenny to the place where
the murder was committed, and that he was
named by the Feniau as one of those dele
gated to commit the murder.
After some medical evidence hod been
glveu William Lamle, the Informer, was
placed on the witness stand and appeared to
be greatly agitated. He testified that Poole
a him how Kenny was killed, and said
that the daggers used In the murder were
no good; that they might as well have been
Kenny was murdered because he was sus
pect» d of giving information concerning
the assa6tination of Lord Frederick Ctven
dish and Under Secretary Burke,
person passing at the time of the mur
der saw three men disputing, and sub
sequently pistol shots were h ^ard and one
of the men fell and the others ran away.
On the body of Kenney was found a belt
with the Inscription, (t God save Ireland."
He had been previously fired at by Fenians
as an Informer. On the 4th of _M»y last
William Lamle, testified that Poole, his
brother-in-law, came to him on the night of
the murder ef Kenney, and gave him a full
account of how the deed was done, and this
information led to Poole's arrest.
The New Time ^aodard.
Washington, Nov. 12.—The Attorney
General, In reply to the circular letter of the
Secretary of the Navy to the heads of all the
departments of the Government, In regard
to the adoption of the 75th meridian as the
standard of time in the District of Columbia,
has given an opinion that the proposed
change is open to grave objections
not be properly effected except by Congres
sional action. He holds that If tho change
should be made by an executive order only,
it night be considered by many merely an
optional change, and would therefore be
open to mauy possible difficulties. The
Attorney General makes the point
that Congress has provided for the
hour* of labor in all the executive
departments on the basis ol time
reckoned from the meridian of Washington,
and to make any change or alteration in
these hours, such as would be required
under tho proposed new time standard,
would be an assumption of the prerogative
of Congress. It is not likely that final ac
tion will he had on this question before the
return of Secretary Chandler, who is ex
pected In Washington during the present
Liability of Bleeping Car Cocnpanl
Pittsburg, Nov. 12.— In the Supreme
Court to-day the judgment ol the lower
court was affirmed lu the suit of Gardner
vs. the Pullman Palace Car Company. Mr.
Gardner secured a verdict ol $300, having
been robbed of valuables while sleeping in
one of the Pullman cars. The Supreme
Court opinion held that the company, while
liable in an action only as
common carrier, yet a reasonable and
proper degree of care is Imposed upon
them. The object in taking passage in such
cars Is to permit a passenger to sleep.
While in that helpless condition a duty rests
on the company to exercise reasonable care
and caution against the valuables of a pas
senger being stolen from his bed or from bis
Poisoned by Mistake.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 12. —Mrs. John
Shepherd, 77 years old, of Huntington Town
ship, took a dose of poison last night by
mistake, thinking it was Jam&cia ginger.
She was thrown Into convulsions and died
day or erenlng. P. & N. J. Telegraph, mala
office 926 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.;
branch offlee MW Market street. WTImfngs
MINING TOWN BURNED.
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE REN
THE PBIKOIPAL BÜILDIHG8 GONE
Great Destitution Among the Afflicted
People—An Appeal to the Pabllo for Aid
- F ood and Clothing Wanted.
Pomfttu. 1 , Not. 1*.—The town of Shea
Bn swept by a terrible confla
gration, and hundreds of people art to-night
homeless, and many of them are In want of
food. The telegraph offices, all the news
paper offices, tbe Academy of Music, In fact
all the principal buildings, public and pri
vate, have been reduced io ashes. There
have been few If any lives loot, but the dis
tress entailed is indescribable.
To odd to the horror ol the situation, many
of the victims escaped from their burning
homes clad in scanty garment«, and as tbe
wind is blowing a perfect hurricane, they ore
suffering from the consequent expo«
Groups arc gathered about tbe smouldering
embers, endeavoring to extract some warmth
from all that remains of their homes.
TUB TRACK OF TUB FLAMBS.
The flames originated between 12 sod 1
o'clock In the United Sûtes Hotel, a build
ing built of frame on the corner of Centre
and Main streets, a structure consisting of
three stories and capable of accommodating
and holding a large number of guests.
The alarm was promptly given and the
firemen quickly responded, but at the very
outset they realized the uselessness of their
efforts, tbe wind blowing at such a terrific
rate that the flames, sparkling and seeth
ing, jumped from wiudow to window, and
soun completely covered the building. A
great crowd gathered in front of tbe doomed
hotel and impeded the work of the volun
teer fire department. Another drawback
toward staying the flames waft found In the
men's lock of training.
In less than 15 minutes tho floor» of tbe
hotel were crackling and falling, and tho
flames leaped across the street amt commu
nicated to the block opposite. There was
no possibility now of saving tho huslnes por
tion of the town, and the only question was
w hot her any portion of it could escupe.
Tue telegraph office having been tho first
to go, assistance was summoned by tele
phone lioui Pottsville, Ashland, Tainaqu i,
Mahonoy City, and other small towns in
this mining community. Tho responds,
while uvade as quickly as possible, were
effectual in stopping the work of destruc
tion. Among the principal buildings which
rapidly gave way to the flame« were tho
Academy of Music, Odd Fellows' Hall, Her -
aid newspaper office row, the Opera House
and the offices of the Minlny Herald and
Saturday Evening Review.
Meanwhile the flying cinders had reached
the homes of hundreds of residents, and Arcs
bad started up la different parts of the town.
All work at the collieries had been sus
pended, and men and boys, begrimed with
coal-dust, were pouring buckets of water
upon the inflammable roofings of their resi
dences. As there were only three buildings,
either wholly or partly of brick, it Is easy to
picture the sceue which followed. Dwelling
after dwelling succumbed, until several
squares bod been swept sway.
It is lmpossiole to correctly estimate the
loss, but many place it a three-quarters of a
million dollars. While several persons were
slightly Injured, there is no fatal casualty
reported up to this hour, save Id the case of
James Heston, who, in attempting to board
a train, fell under the wheels and was run
over. Both of his legs were cut off above
the knees and he died this evening. He
leaves a widow and four children.
AN APPEAL FOR AID.
To night, Council having been summoned
la special session, there was a large meeting
at which all of the prominent citizens were
present. After consideration and estimat
ing the number of people in distress, it was
resolved to send out an appeal to the public.
It wo• drawn up os follows:
A terrible holocaust has swept the town.
Two hundred and fifty 1 ami lies are home
less to-night, and most of them have lost
their all and are without provisions or
change of clothing. The weather Is bitter
cold aud a strong Northwest
blowing. Everything possible
mediate relief is being done, but we must
have help. Who will aid us and give at
A relief committee, with John Leathers
as treasurer, has been appointed, and will
receive all contributions of supplies, cloth
ing or money a generous public may be
charitable enough to send.
e is still
D. J. Williams,
The School Board met at 8 o'clock this
evening and threw open the school house»
which were not burned for the sufferers.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN.
Shenandoah Is a town of more than 12,000
Inhabitants, situated in Mahanoy Valley,
Schuylkill county, about two and one-half
miles from Mahanoy City, and about 12 miles
North of Pottsville. It was founded about
18 or 20 years ago, and a number of valuable
collierlee lie in and around it, such os Indian
Ridge, Kohinoor, and the colliery formerly
owned by Lee, Grant A Co., and now owned
by the Philadelphia aud Readiug Coal and
The Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia and
Reading Railroads both pass through Shen
andoah, the cool shipments from this point
bttag greeter than those from any other
town in Schuylkill county.
M&ln street is the principal business street,
and is about three quarters of a mile long,
running up the hill on which the city is
situated. There are about ten churches,
some of them handsomely built, represent
ing all the Protestant denominations and the
Greek, Roman and Irish Catholics and
The buildings of Shenandoah were nearly
all of frame. The railroad depot* and a
few business houses on Main street, how
ever, were ol brick. The Merchants' Hotel
is at the head ol Main street, and it was re
cently leased aud operated by H. G. Neu
The fire department of Shenandoah is of
comparatively new oigabizatlon, and Is a
volunteer one. It owns two steam fire en
gines and a hook and ladder truck.
The newspapers of 8henandoah are three,
Mining Herald, the Herald and the
Sunday New», oil weeklies.
Michael Laguardia and Angelo Cautello,
were before Esquire O'Neill lost evening on
the charge of disorderly conduct preferred
by Antonio Dopresls. The charge could not
be sustained and the prisoners were dis
charged. 'Squire Bertolet te lost evening re
quired Violet Gibbs, colored, to pay 50c«nU
and cost« for disorderly conduct.
(.United Pres* Dispatch to the Omette. 1
Washington, Not. 18.—10 a. m.—For the
Middle Atlantic 8tatca fair weather, followed
In north and weatero portions by occaalonal
light enow, aontberly to weaterly winda.
lower barometer, Might rise In temperature.
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