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TAYLOR GOODLEY ON TRIAL. tons Argument on Questions of 1st». The Prisoner's Demeanoi—Testimony of an Eye Witness of the Shooting. The special term of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, called to try the case of the State vs. Taylor E. Goodley, indicted for manslaughter, convened this morning at 10 o'clock with a full bench. The crime for which Goodley stands indicted is the accidental shooting of Harvey Turner, a colored boy, near New port, in Christiana hundred, on Sunday afternoon. December 9, 1888. Goodley, Turner and others were shooting at" a target. Goodley. thinking the pistol was empty, pointed it at Turner in jest and pulled the trigger. The last cartridge in the pistol exploded and Turner fell, mor tally wounded. Goodley, who has been out on bail, sat in a chair before tbe prisoner's box, look ing as dejected and downhearted as a maa possibly could look. He was dressed in a dark suit of clothes. His head rested upon his hand, and with his face down he did not raise his head or change his position during the long argument technical points of law, which took half the morning. When the cose was called Benjamin Nields, Esq., attorney for Goodley, moved that the third and the indictment be quashed, count s'ated that Goodley did unlaw fully, willfully, feloniously and inten tionally point a pistol,' in jest, at Harvey Turner, and it was discharged causing d »ath and that Goodley did will fully, unlawfully, feloniously and inten tionally kill Turner. Mr. Nields held that if the pistol was pointed in jest, the killing was not willful and intentional. He cited law and cases in support of his claim. Attorney-General Biggs held that the on up last count in This was necessary specify,the crime. Chief Justice Comegys thought the allegation was superfluous, that according to the statute the killing stituted the felony. Associate J con udges Houston. Grubb aud Paynter considered the words of the indictment in keeping with the custom iu vogue not make the indictment ehjectional. Mr. Nields still maintained that the terms of the in dictment were inconsistant. The chief justice retired to his room, probably to consider the matter privately, and in his absence Judge Houston delivered a homily on old Roman law. When the chief jus tice returned he asked Mr. Nields whether, if the objectionable words were stricken from the indictment, it would not still be valid. Mr. Nields said yes, Goodley was then roused from his de jected position and put in the prisoner's box to be arrainged. For the first time his face was seen. He is about 21 years of age. with a handsome face, as fresh and ruddy as a boy's. "Taylor E. Goodley," said Clerk Coch rane, "stand up. Hold up your right hand." Then the long indictment was read, telling how a leaden bullet, propelled by the explosive force of gunpowder, from a weapon called a pistol, in the prisoner's hand, did enter the body of Harvey Turner and that the same being wounded, did languish and die. Goodley stood with the han i up and head bowed and pleaded "not guilty." "Harvey Turner," said Mr. Cochrane by mistake, at once correcting himself and saying: "Taylor E. Goodley, how will you be tried?" Piompted by his counsel, the prisoner answered: "By Hod and my country." "God send you a safe deliverance," said the clerk. Goodley then sat down and fixed his eyes on the floor, and shortly after for and del >. -s bowed his head on his hand again, so low that he could hardly be seen over the side of the prisoner's box. The jury was then drawn, as follows; William G. Baugh. William R. Stroup, George Abelle, I ob >rt R Cochran, Isaac T. Mote, Ben ja la P. Dixon, John Web ster, John Beck, Niel J, Toy. Thomas J. Porter, William H. Simpers and John W. Fraiu', Twenty-two jurors were drawn in all, eight of whom were chal lenge! by the defence, and two by the state. Those challenged by the state were Pusey Pennock and Wil liam Hughes. Those challenged by Mr. Nields for the defence were William Hauafee, Jonas Keyser, Thomas Heath ertou, George W. ' Bright. George H. Ford, John I. Boyle, John F. Braddy aud Jacob S. Cochrane. George W, Goodley of this city, a brother of the prisoner, occupied a chair near the prisoner's counsel, Benjamin Nields. Esq, Deputy Attorney General Thomas Davis opened the cuss for tlie state, explaining the indictment ami law. John Wilbur, a colored man, living on Vincent J. Fliun's farm, on the road be tween Newport and Kiamensi, was the first witness. The shooting occurred in the witnesses door yard. In answer to the questions of Attorney-Gen eral John Biggs the witness testified that he went to the barn and got ful of cobs, one ( threw a cob at him. j his room aud got ids pistol, and fired it into t he air. Then the prisoner asked for it and witness gave it to him. He at first refused, but gave it to him afterwards. He shot at the gate and the ball went into the ground. Then he snapped twice at the gate, the pistol not going off, then he heard a report behind him. He did net see what the prisoner was pointing the pistol at when it I snapped. When he heard the report he turned and saw that Turner was shot, a little I Turner. I and Goodley, "Did you think I shot I you?" Turner then walked to the I step and lay down, saying he was shot. I Goodley asked witness if he thought he I (Goodley) had shot Turner. I At this point the pistol, a 32 calibre. I self-cocking revolver, was exhibited and I identified by the witness as his property. I In the cross examination the witness I said that Goodley appeared frightened land jumped on his horse aud went for the I doctor. I , 1 o'clock court adjourned until 3 I o clock this afternoon. an srm of the colored hoys He then went to He went out girl stood in front of The little girl hollered I Municipal Court. I At the Municipal Court on Saturday I R'Flit Patrick Brogan, drunk, was fined ■ $10 and costa. I Louis Horn, drunk, was recommitted I until this morning. I Mary \\ atson, drunk, was discharged ■ upon payment of costs. I Mary Hamilton, disorderly, was dis ■ chargtd on account of lack of evidence I This morning John Murphy, drunk, I was fined $5 and costs. I William J. McLaughlin, disorderly, I was held in $100 bail tor appearance to I morrow. I Lewis Horn, drunk, whs discharged. I Edward Johnson, charged with stealing Ipigeons. and Walter Cloud, implicated in ■ the robbery and an informer, were each ■ held in $100 bail to appear at next term l«f court. The annonneement in the Evening 1 Journal of the subject, "No More Hell, km which Rev. J. W. T. Boothe. D. D., An Eloquent Sermon. would preach, and the preacher's reputa tion for eloquence drew a large audieuce to Delaware Avenue Baptist Church last night. The doctor said there was a ten dency at the present day to disbelieve in the existence ef hell. A Christian man does not like to think of his wife, who may have died impenitent, as being in a place of punishment, and vice God is no respecter of persons, and despite our sympathies a place of pun ishmeat is necessary even more so than a place of reward. To deny that there is no more hell is to deny the plain teach ings of Christ, and to say that Christ taught what was not trne concerning this subject is to declare him an falsifier and imposter. The discourse was de livered in Dr. Boothe s usually eloquent manner, and his argument, backed by scriptural authority, was absolutely in controvertible. Will Goodley be Pardoned? jury which will pass upon Taylor E. Goodley 's case find him guilty of manslaughter as indicted, it is probable that an effort will at once )e made him. The endeavor to show that Goodley did not joint the pistol at T urner and may secure iis acquittal. The shooting was doubt less accidental, but may have been due to carelessness. It is believed that the attorney-general would sign a petition for his pardon, if convicted as soon as the verdict is rendered ; so that a pardon could perhaps be se cured before Goodley was taken to jail. Goodley, himself, has always borne a good character and is a moral, temper ate young man. He is now in poor health, and under the doctor's care. He has had three hemorrhages recently. He seems to take the matter very hard and could not appear more dejected and broken down by the disgrace of the accusation of the crime, and the trial, than he is. Public sympathy is with him and very few would refuse to sign a petition for his pardon. versa If the a pardon for will probably to secure defence Will Hay an Amoskeag Flnglue. A committee from the Washington Hook and Ladder and Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 7, paid a visit to the Felton Company at Chester yesterday, to inspect that company's Arooskeag engine. The Washington Company is .satisfied with the recommenda tions of the Amoskeag machine and will purchase a second class engine of this name in a short time The usual cost of these engines is $4,500 and they are built by the Manchester Locomotive Company, at Manchester, N. H. The forty-ninth ball of the engine company will be given on Friday evening next in the Clayton House. Harn Burned. A barn on the farm of W. W, Lowe, »bout two miles from Denton, Md., was burned on Friday night last. All the year's provinder belonging to the tenant, James Johnson, was consumed. The origin is unknown ; partly covered by in. surance. Wilmington Clearing House. The exchanges of the Wilmington banks at the clearing house to-day were: Clear ings. 1178,949 05; balances $49,093.28. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. Mrs. Sarah Briughor.it has presented the W. C. T. U. with $100 for the temple fund. Delegates fiom the fire companies will meet to-morrow night at the Phoenix Eu gine House. Tbe Eighth ward Republicans will hold a meeting this evening at No. 702 East Seventh street. A foreigner employed on the Earnmoor while drunk yesterday, was robbed of $5, by two colored meu at the foot of Shipley si reel. The telephone exchange is changing the wires from the back of buildings on the principal streets, to the front of the buildings. The Wilmington Rink »t Eleventh and Madison streets, is open every afternoon and evening during the week, are admitted free. Frank Herring, John R. Bonner and N. D. Cloward of the Choral Club have charge of revising the constitution and by-laws of the clubs. The women managers of the Homeo pathic Hospital mot on Saturday and agreed to set aside a room for a child's cot, to be supported by the Children's Band of Hospital workers. Ladies PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. General R. R. Kenney was in the city to-day. David Bmilden of New Castle spent the day at Newark. Miss Sadie Boothe is home on a short visit from Bridgeton Seminary. Rev. Mervin J. Eckles of Salisbury, Md., called at the Journal office to day. At Grace M. E. Church yesterday Miss Mary Thilghman, alto, sang the solo "Zion" excellently. Miss Emma Fairbanks of Woodside, Newark, N. J., is visiting relatives iu this city. Horàce H. Wilson, of the James Brad ford Company, is confined to his home with a severe cold. Miss Lulu Gerry of'Port Deposit. Md., wbo has been visiting Mrs. L. E. Barrett, has returned home. Miss Florence Kemble of Philadelphia is visiting Miss Marne Hawkins at No. 206 West Eighteenth street. Miss Jones, a teacher at Milton, Del., has been asked to resign by the commis sioners, because she severely flogged some of her scholars. MARINE MATTERS. The United States survey steam yacht Mermaid has been taken off the ship railway at the Pusey and Jones' Com pany's yard, and a Colton dredger put on. The dredging machine, which is with revolving buckets, will be repaired and converted into a clam shell machine. The iron steamship Breakwater, which plied between New York and Lewes, and which was built at Chester. Pa., In 1880, by John Roach for the Old Dominion Steamship Company, has been sold to the Dominion Belize, Royal Mail and Central America Steamship Company, to run between New York and Belize. The steamship Farady is expected to arrive at the Delaware Breakwater in a few days from the Mexican coast, where she has been engaged in laying a cable from Coatzaooalcas to Galveston. She is the largest cable vessel'afloat, and would have been at the capes before this had it not been chat after running 900 miles at the rate of seven miles per day. she ran short of coal, and was obliged to bnoy the cable and search for coal. WIGWAM, 1CONCLAVE AND CASTLE. The Sexennial League will elect officers to-morrow night. Harmony Council, ü. F. A., will cele brate its ninth anniversary to-morrow k night. MARRIAGh RUMORS At Klktun and the lucreasing Popularity of the "Evening Jonrnal." By Letter to Evening .Tournai.. Elkton, Md., February 18.—Since the Evening Journal has changed hands its circulation is rapidly on the increase in our town and it is fast becoming a popular evening paper with us. continues under the present management it will be one of the letding papers of the time. Miss Mamie White, a popular young lady of Elkton, who has been quite ill at the residence of her father on Church street. Is now canvalescent. Miss Carrie Curtis Walker of Wilming ton. Del., is visiting friends in Elkton. Mr. Mack R. Gilpin of West Elkton, clerk at the freight depot, P. R. B,. who has been confined to the house for the past week with a severe sore throat, is pidly Improving Mr. Samael Campbell of Elkhart, Ind., spent Sunday in Elkton with his brother, Benjamin Campbell, one of our obliging merchants "Madam Rumor" says that weddings will occur shortly in Elkton. Thomas Magrnan, boss for W. M. Hiugerly, to a Miss McCartney, near Elkton, and a jopular homeopathic physician will ead to the altar one of Elktons society tallies. John Feeley employed as telegrapher by P., W. * B, R. R., their Wilmington office has been spend ing a few days in Elkton with his parents on North street. Dr. H. U. Mitchell. Elkton's leading physician, who is fined in the house suffering from kidney trouble, was attended one day last week by Dr. Agnew of Philadelphia. The doctor improves slowly. The Ooome Guards, Co. A, 3d hattal llon, numbering forty members will cele brate Washington's birthday in Elkton with a street parade accompanied by the Elkton Corner Band. In the afternoon they will participate in target shooting at 200 yards range and contests for a silver medal. The Salvation Army still holds the fort at Elkton, the meetings are held nightly and well attended under the able If it ;i soon best at management of Miss Annie Skidmore of Frost bury, Md., assisted by Miss Broad water of Havre de Grace. Their corps at the present numbers fully 125 members. They are negotiating for a piece of ground on which to build barracks for occupancy by March 25th, Hallulah. Amen. Constable Edwin B. Smith of Third dis trict summoned a posse of men late on Friday night last to search for a man in the Barrens, near Elkton. who had been acting mysteriously for several days, and who had alarmed greatly the peojile of that community. After a long search the victim took refuge in Farmer Brad ley's kitchen, where he was subsequently captured and brought to Elkton jail. He gave his name as Francis Crossgrove of New Jersey. He is a tall slender man with a full beard and about 45 years of age. Magistrate Partridge gave him a hearing on Saturday afternoon but failed as yet to decide on the case. In all pro bability he will be committee to the House of Correction for vagrancy. Miss Florence Campbell of Elkhart, Ind., is visiting her aunts, the Misses Campbell, near Iron Hill, Cecil county, Md. HOW HE FIXED HIM. Peter's Klse ami Fall, or Peter's the Cold, Cold Ground. At 11 o'clock this morning Peter Me Garity had drunk more than his capacity and was ejected from the saloon at the northwest corner of Fourth and Shipley streets by C. Keller, the proprietor. Peter was spoiling for a fight and de clared war. He thirsted for gore not withstanding the good counsel of a friend. Standing iu front of tbe saloon he would swear at Mr. Keller in aU the dialects at his command and then would call eternal punishment on him. aud ever and again he would make a dash illustrative of his brimstone remarks: but tbe saloon-keeper didn't want to fight. A large crowd gathered, to wit : Three men with borrowed umbrellas, four meu with no umbrellas, a little girl in a large gossamer, 'Squire Monaghan, a brown dog and a large woman. Drawing himself together, Peter Mo Garity determined to do him up with one "swell foop." of his trembling hand, advanced, Keller retreated. He advanced some more and made a lunge at Keller * * * and the thing was done. It was a soberer mao who was helped up from the pavement on which he had dropped suddenly from a terrific blow administered by the inoffensive saloon keeper, than it was before said man had fallen. He leaned wearily against the building as Mr. Keller was hustled into the house by the large woman pre viously mentioned. Sergeant Tucker ar rived, took Peter iu charge aud lodged him in the police station. On his person were found forty-five cents and on his breath were found several others. The end. He We've All lleen There. An amusing incident occurred on Mar ket street. A mau came picking his way gingerly, as it was quite slippery. Sud denly he stepped on a smooth piece of ice. his feet and arms shot out, and he went through some of the funniest con tortious to regain his equilibrium ever seen iu this city. But at last lie suc ceeded, and turning to the laughing crowd, with a big grin on his own face, he remarked, "No you don't." Hardly had the words left his mouth wheu his feet went up in earnest this time, and he struck the bricks with his coattail with a sound twack that seat the dirty water squirting in all directions like a muddy star. The spectators screamed with laughter, as the fellow quickly picked himself up, and with a sad. far away look on his face, and a solution of mud on his clothes, disappeared 'round the corner. Smyth Pest Fair. The fair of the Smyth Post Guards and fife and drum corps in the McCartney & Kenney building so far has been very well attended. The room is handsomely decorated aud the tables contain many fancy and beautiful articles. Those hav ing charge of the tables are : Glassware table, Miss Florence Fairies; chinaware table, Miss Anna Sparks; grocery table, Miss Querry; Miss Racine Liddel has a fancy article table; confectionary table, Miss Kate Lewis: fancy goods. Miss Annie Carlisle; Lemuel Hopkins has charge of the shooting gallery. Missionary Meeting. A missionary meeting will lie held in . Andrew's P. E. Church this evening at 7.45 o'clock. Bishop Coleman will pre side and make a short address. Rev. A. H. Locke, a returned missionary from China, will address tbe meeting on behalf of the missionary work iu China. Mr. Locke has enjoyed peculiar social facili ties among the exclusive Mandarin class In China and his lecture will he interest ing on that account. St. Twitchell Twits Depew. At the 5 ale College dinner in New York Dr. Twitchell in replying to a toast said of the famous post prandial "Depew's presence recalls the immortals of the heroic age. In fact, Depew is one of the immortals. [Laughter aud ap ■ plause.] I have seen him more than , once in a thick flannel shirt in New orator ; Haven's harbor stroking the waves, while his brown locks—[cries of "Never" and immense laughter]—floated in the air, and the gentle maiden wbo sat before him in the stern sheets showed a face all wreathed in smiles, for even at that time he had the bewitching art. of invoking smiles upon the human countenance, i Laughter.] You young fellows need not think you are the only Adonises and Apol los, [More laughter. ] We well remem lier the time when first we met. Then ho was a slim youth with curling hair. But what a change! Now it is the hair that is slim and the figure that is curling. I Roars of laughter again and again ■ «wed. ] re LETS WHIP THE SOUTH. General Hastings, Commodore Sperry ami Oram! Chief Purveyor of Bllliugs-gate Chandler In Arms. The New York Tribune's special from Washington says: "W. Hastings is one of the leading manufacturers of Wil mington, Del., and a man of great energy and business capacity. He ran for Con gress in 1882, and made a fine can vass, although he was defeated. He was a member of the Shipping League Convention held lately in Wash iugton, and was much disgusted with the conduct of some of the Southern members of the convention. They kept, it is said, a colored delegate from sitting on the platform, and Mr. Hastings also narrates the following instance of their intolerance ; Mr. Hastings and Mr. Sperry of Wil mington, were directed by the Committee on Public Meetings of the League to invite Senator Chandler to address the convention on Friday evening. Mr. Chandler accepted the invitation, but on Friday morning Mr. Hastings said that the "Solid South" appeared la full bloom at the meeting of the committee in the person of the Colonel Wood, of Louisaua. who objected to Mr. Chandler speaking, saying that General Hooker, of Mississippi, objected to speak ing from the same platform with Mr. Chandler. Mr. Hastings, after some sharp words with Mr. Wood, which came near ending in a disturbance, observing in the committee the old time spirit of truckling to the South, said that they had better inform Mr. Chandler that he was not wanted to address the meeting. Senator Chandler, bearing of this, re mained away from the meeting alto gether. HurprUn Fnrty. Miss Tiliie Blizzard, president of the King's Daughters of the Second Baptist Church, was tendered a very pleas ant surprise party on Saturday evening by the society. The even ing was spent very sociably and tlie boars seemed-to pass very rapidly until 11.45, when the party broke up. Miss Blizzard was presented with a very handsome Oxford Bible. Among those present were : Mrs. Joseph Adams, Miss Ellen Slaugh. Misses Bessie and Sadie Gawthrop, Miss Chailie L. Maistre. Misse» Radie, Elsie and Annie Horn, Miss Katie Davis, Miss Mary Stevenson, Blake, Misses Lillie Hance, Miss Annie Reeves, Miss Lester Miss Ada and Maggie Armstrong, Miss Nellie Blanken, Miss May Heath and Miss Florence Fisher. Besides these a number of gentlemen friends of some of the young ladies. Kenuett Square Note«. About eighty of the friends of Isaac Pyle K. and wife gave them a rousing surprise party at the Kenuett Hotel on Thursday evening. There was a dance followed by a sup(ier. A surprise was given on Friday even ing for Evan Pyle, near Kaolin, iu which several score of people took part. Mr. Alexander Chandler of Newtown Square, is in Kennett. Anna Wickersham, of this borough, is visiting friends in Philadelphia. Miss Ash, who has been visiting her sister Mrs. Dr. Hughes, has returned home. Mrs. William H. Miles, of this bor ough, who has been quite ill for a week is a little better to-day.—Keunett Ad vance. George W. Humphreys. George W. Humphreys of Salisbury, Md., a very prominent citizen,died at the home of his daughter yesterday. Mr. Humphreys was 80 years of age. He took an active part in politics. He leaves au estate worth $10,000, The remains will be interred at Parson's Cemetery to morrow. No More Hell. The Rev. J. W. T. Boothe, D. D,, in the course of his sermon on "No More Hell," last night, said in reply ing JoritNAi.s editorial: "W respect to the Evening JoniNAL this sermon is not a campaign doctrine. I hope if the reporter is here he will report this." The reporter reported. to Even ith all due BASE BALL MATTERS. Southside Grays last year talked of doing great things this season. Joe Dugan, the official scorer of last season will probably for the Wilmington team this season. be the official scorer Subscriptions will be received at this office towards pensioning the man who puts a screen and shade on tbe grand stand at Union Park. The Evening Journal seconds the motion of the Morning News, call the game at 3 o'clock. Are you ready for the question? All in favor will say "Aye." otherwise don't say anything. Carried. There is a great deal of talk about the Wilmington team, aud very little about other local clubs. Some of them will probably begin to stir themselves in a short time. At any rate, this city will have as much base ball as it wants before the season is over. Base ball is booming in Harrisburg, and that city will be represented in the Middle States League. A stock company lias been organized, and new grounds 875x520 feet have been secured for two years. Manager Farrington is in Canada busy signing players. The people of Harrisburg would like York admitted iu the league and are making an effort to that end. PENINSULA NEWS PARAGRAPHS. The Cape Henlopen lighthouse is soon to undergo extensive repairs. William Crossan, a farmer living near Laudenberg, Jdied of consumption last Sat urday, aged 65 years. James Brice, Esq., of Chester, ser iously injured his head aud shoulders by falliug out of a wagou. Henry C. King, a well known citizen of Lewis, died suddenly a few days ago at his home iu that town. William Hopkins of Dublin, Md., caught by the belt of a portable saw mill a few days ago and was so badly hurt that he died in a few days. It is said that North East. Md., has an enterprise that exists nowhere else in the world. It is an establishment for the removal of the tin from the sheet iron in scrap tin. Excelsior Council, Ü. F. A., attended the funeral of Mrs. Catherine Browu, a member, yesterday. « i A CURIOUS OLD CLOCK. An Astmn.mlral Timepiece Made In the Time uf King Henry VIII. The astronomical oluck at Hampton Court palace is the most curious timepiece in Eng land. An old inscription proves it to have been made for Henry VIII in the year 1540. Thu designer is not known, but is supposed to be the famous German astronomer, Nicholas Cratzer. The clock was found only about three yean ago in a shed, where it hod been for half a century, and was restored by the secretary of the board of works. One of the storiee about it is that if a resident dies it stops. The dial consists of three copper disks of different sires, with a common center, but turning at varying rates. The center disk, the smallest, is 3 feet 8% inches In diameter. In its center is a projecting globe, painted to represent the earth. The larger part of this disk Is divided mto four parts, and its outer edge Is divided into twenty-four spaces. These represent respectively the quarters of tile meon and the houn that it crûmes the meridian, and they are indicated by a small red arrow, painted on the second disk, which always points to the quarter in which the moon may happen to be. The second disk is 4 feet 114 Inches in diam eter, but only the outer rim is seen, and that is divided into twenty-nine spaces, numbered from right to left, which represent the moon's age In days. From between the numbers one and twenty-nine 1s a pointer that marks on the outer disk the time of the day and night ns it (Misses the twenty-four Roman numerals, two sets of twelve, painted on the stonework, within which it revolves. The third disk, or outer disk, which is 7 feet 10 inches in diameter, lias (tainted on it several sets of concentric circular spaces, first the names of the months, then the days of the month (only twenty-eight for Febru ary), next the signs of the eodinc, each sodt acai sj Mtce being divldnl into thirty degrees, anil on the outside of this disk a circle divided Into the 305 days of the year. The weights that ant used to run the clock have a droit of sixty feet, and It takes half an hour once a week to wind it. The clock Is set in a stone frame about fifteen feet square, with the Itadges of Henry VU1 above the portcullis and fleur-de-lis and the rose and his initials, U. 11., below.—New York World. Ram Carpenter's Notion of Fun. Samuel Carpenter, the dean of the railroad fraternity in town, is a middle aged man, yet has not a liold spot or a gray hair or a wrin kle. When he was asked how he kept eo young, he said, "By getting my sharoof fun." He laughs more times and mure heartily than any other man en Broadway. The latest story ho tolls is of a friend who walked into a group of impecunious idlers the other day aud said: "I've got two tickets to see the 'Harbor Lights' and can't go. Who wants themP' All spoke at once. He gravely took out two tickets and handed them to tbe neareHt man. They were Brooklyn bridge promen ade tickets. That is the sort of fun he en joya He has a most complicated game played with numbers and a boon. It Is too long to describe hero, but It is tbe wonder of oil who see it. "I don't care much for the theatre," ho says; "there is not one play in ten worth see ing. The other night I sat in a theatre until I got corns on my feet, and the only funny tiling that ba(ipened was when a fellow took out a Watch, opened the lid, and let out a lot of water with the remark, 'This is a Water bury watch I' I consider that evening wasted. But 1 get lota of rest and recreation out of odd characters I meet. "The other day 1 Jumped on an express wagon and rode with the driver. 'Get up, Regulator,' be sold to one of the horse«, 'Why do you call him Regulator P I asked. Because everything goes by him,' be replied, with the gravest face imaginable. That made me laugh and rested me for a whole day." In a word, the secret of Mr. Carpenter's doing mure work than any man In his busi ness is that be extracts fun from every man be encounters,—New York Sun. Tin Killing Passion. Some years ago when we were repairing our Sunday school building wa held tbe school in tbe auditorium of our church," sold Bishop Cheney. "1 was superintending it myself one day, and entering tbu church I came across a little group of street gamins, some boys and one or two girls, ragged, dirty and unattractive. I stopped to speak with them pleasantly, and told them that 1 would put them in classes after 1 had gotten through with tbe opening exercises, and one of them thrust his band deep down iu his trousers (>ocket and pulled out an old rusty Jack knife and said: 'Mr. Cheney, I wish you would keep that until after the Sunday school U over.' Wliy be wanted me to keep it 1 did not know then. 1 do not know now; but I took it, put it without thought into my pocket, took my place upon tbe platform aud struck tbe bell that called the school to order, was about to begin the opening prayer—give out the open ing hymn—when my attention was diverted by tbe patter of little feet coming up the broad aisle. It is a lung church, mid a little girl was coming from the extreme opposite end. She came slowly, but with an expres sion in her face tlist showed she bad a most important message to communicate, and so all exercises were suspended. Every eye was upon her and upon me as she climbed up the chancel steps. With a face and voice ex pressive of intenscst eagerness she said to me: " 'Say, Mr. Cheney, Johnnie wonts bis knife : be has got a chance to trade. ' "—Phila delphia Times. Love Letters. A story was told at one of the clubs last night of a devoted pair of Omaha lovers who were cruelly separated fur three whole weary days when Romeo (that is not bis name on the (my roll, but it will serve) went off with a hunting party up the Platte aud Juliet was in an agony of fear lest bis gun might kick him into the beyond or a coyote devour him. J uliet's romantic fancy alighted upon the idea of having a message from him via tbe carrier pigeon route, and Romeo went to Joe Faux, borrowed his swiftest bird, wrote a message saying that no was safe, and added a tender sentence which it would uut do to print and had it tied under tbe bird's wing. Then be inclosed tbe messenger safely in a basket, and when be reached tbe hunting grounds bo set tbe bird free and it come straight to its Omaha cote, whence Juliet's little brother brought her tbe precious missive.—Omaha World, Foot Uace »ml Ball. A grand foot race and ball will be given by the West End Base Ball Club, at National Hall. Ninth and Walnut streets, on Thursday evening, February 21. Three hours go-as-you-please walk ing match from 7 until 10 o'clock. Mrs. Hannah E. Davidson. The funenl of Mrs. Hannah E. David son, wife of William Davidson, the well kown marbl i dealer, will take place this afternoon. Interment in Old Swedes' Cemetery. She had been ill for a long time with an incurable disease. EVENING JOURNAL WILL BE SOLD AT WHOLESALE In the western part of the city by EDWARD J. McDITTIGEN, DEALER IN Tobacco, Cigars, Newspapers, Books and Periodicals, 1704 SCOTT STREET, Between Delaware and Gilpin Avenues. NEWSDOYS SUPPLIED. CHAS. J. H. BECKETT No. 108 West Seventh Street. Closing out sale of my entire stock of I Wines, Liquors and Cigars AT WHOLESALE PRICES. As I am about retiring from the business, now is the^time to get bargains. FINE OLD RYE WHISKEY. FINE OLD SCOTCH WHISKEY, FINE OLD IRISH WHISKEY, JAMAICA RUM, ST. CROIX RUM, MEDFORD RUM, SHERRY WINE, I r PORT WINE, RHINE-WINE, ; a be set its CATAWBA WINE, CLARET, 4 BASS' ALE, SMITH'S ALE, GUINNESS' BROWN STOUT. And a choice lot of be CHAS. J. H. BECKETT 108 West Seventh Street.