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NO. 244.
[Eleventh and Madison Streets.
Dancing every Thursday evening. Skating
(rom T to B. Dancing from » to 11. There will
Ibe floor maiiagers. and the best of order will
■prevail. _ ,
Admission, 25 cents. Ladles free.
Haters, double or single, and perfectly sound
■ami gentle: grey; own brothers; five and six
■next spring; size, 800 lbs. each; a perfect team
every respeet. Also three blooded Holstein
arlingN two heifers and one bull, registered
d from imported stuck. Address, W. S.
[DICKERSON, Ellendale, Sussex county, Del.
forsixin. Only one left of those very
handsome houses on Franklin street, fronting
en the Park; neatest house and best view of
in the city. Apply to M. B. CULBERT.
No. 713 Fran klin st reet.__
$<1,750. bouse, with modéra improve
ments: handsomely papered throughout; glass
chandeliers, etc.: good location, near Delaware
avenue; terms to suit. No agents. Address
HOUSE, Evening Journal office.
l-T No. 411) Market street. 111x13) feet. Also
third story, 10x70 feet. Applj to BURNS <&
[MONAGHAN, 419 Market street.
\ 1 111 h; MKMliKl:>OC DIVISIONS
* . I, 4, 6 and 7, A. O. H., are i ■
to meet at their rooms, on Tuesday evening,
Jlarrb 5, at 7 o'clock, to attend the celebra
tion of the 112th anniversary of the birth of
[Robert Kämet.
By order.
President Division No. 1.
President Division No. 4.
President Division No. «.
Resident Division No. 7.
Corner Fourth and Market Streets.
SI shares Wilmington City Electric Com
pany's stock.
10Ö shares of Wilmington Transfer stock.
Stocks bought and sold In tho New York,
Philadelphia and Boston markets on commis
Letters of credit given, available In all parts
the world, and drafts on England Ireland,
France. Germany and Switzerland issued.
Open dally from 9 o'clock a. m. until 4 p. m.,
and on Tuesday and Saturday from 7 to 8 p. in.
Uso. W. Bren,
£. T. Taylor, Treasurer.
Jos. M. Mather. Auditor.
Geo. S. Capelle,
Vice President.
Ns. 15 Market Street,
Hole Agent for Bohemian Had weine Bee]
Corner Tenth and Shipley street*.
Telephone 4P
Our regular
Of Houses and Building 1 Lots
Will take place
Persons desiring to enter their proper
ties must hand them iu by Friday,
March 1.
proportionate share of expenses will
be cliarged on properties not sold, and 2
per cent, on those sold.
Properties only on which low nr reason
able limits are fixed will be offered.
712 Market Street.
No. West Ninth »Strebt.
Houses, Lots and Farms For Sale and Ex
Want Buyers to call axid see cur Catalogue.
Want Houses to Rent. Bents collected and
premptly paid over.
Property of Nearer Distant Owners taken
in charge and faithfully managed and ac
counted for.
7 per cent. Guaranteed Western Mortgage
Bonds, secured by Southern Kansas Mortgage
-Company for sale. Full purtii nlure «»n appli
cation to REYBOLD & BYE, 7H West Ninth
A very desirable second story
double office at Seventh and Market
Real Estate and Mortgages,
81)2 MARKET, ST.. Wilmington. Del.
Give special attention to rent collection« and
the entire «'barge of property. Money invested
and obtained on ml kinds of property, and
claims collected.
A number of fine farms for sale. Call and
wee one catalogne.
Money to Loan on Mortgage.
Houses and Lots for Sale.
Rents and Income Collected.
City and country property taken in charge
atul managed to the owner'« interest.
Collection at claims a specialty.
All kinds of property insured
against fire, lightning and torna
does iu first-class companies.


liefere starting take advan
tage of the great reduction
I. Hamburger & Sons intends
offering in
&. SONS,
Leading Clothiers and Mer
chant Tailors,
or THE
Bnv* Maws. Pa.. Jan. 28,1888.
Messrs. C. W. Keknedv & Co.:
There is not one discordant note in
the chorus of the Lower Merion Bap
tist Church when the congregation
chants the praise of the Farrand A
Votey Organ used In the new meeting
We are more than charmed with ita
sweetness and purity of tone and its
great power as a leading instrument
for congregational singing has been
most successfully demonstrated when
the meeting house was crowded.
Sneaking for myself. I feel that the
highest praise I can bestow upon tbe
instrument would bo no more than a
just appreciation of its high merit.
Yours Sincerely, ra
Robert J,
We are the sole Eastern agents for
this wonderful instrument.
We have an immense stock of
Pianos and Organs. Some slightly
used. Our prices will astonish yon,
and convince you that it does not
take a brick house to buy a piano.
719 Market Street.
Made by a system of purifica
tion and milling exclusively our
own, enables us to offer the
Flour in the market.
S. W. Cor. 2d and Tatnall.
Accommodations for man and beast, day or
Meals at all hours.
Table ixiard by the day or week.
Being Arrested lie Shot Him
self in the Month.
Registered as Ronald Ponsoby
at a Madrid Hotel.
Dr. Tanner Circumvents the Police and
Participates In Parllumi'iitary Proceed
ing»— Arrest«! Afterward at His Hotel.
Gladstone Denounces the Harsh Treat
ment of the Irish and Buys the Gov«
ment Rcul Th«*lr Doom in the Hand
writing on Hie Wall—Mr. Parnell Also
8|>vak8 ami Is Enthusiastically Cheered.
He Says English Public Sentiment la
Rapidly Changing.
Madrid, March 3.—An Englishman, sup
posed to bo Richard Pigott, was arrested at
tlie Hotel des Ainliossadeurs, under the name
®f Ronald Ponsonby. The man afterward
committed suicide with a revolver.
Tho description corresponds with that of
Pigott. Tho man spoke English only. A
small amount of silver was found in his
pocket«. The police have taken possession of
the (isipurs and othef articles found upou him.
There is now no doubt of the identity of tlie
suicide. His seizure was effect«! by the
S(>aaisb authorities at the request of the
British embassy, which had received tele
graphic Instructions from the foreign office.
The head of tho wretched man was horribly
disfigured by the shot, and the doctors say
that death must have been instantaneous.
Suspicion was attracted to his movements
by the interpreter of the hotel, who noticed
that he appeared restless and very uneasy
about receiving nows from his friends aftei
sending off a telegram.
London, March 3. —The description given
of the man who committed suicide in Moib-id
tallies with that of tho man who called at the
Hotel Des Deux Mondes, in Paris, aftei
Pigott's flight. The suicide is undoubtedly
Pigott. lie doubtless assumed the name ol
"Ronald Ponsonby" because the initials cor
responded by those on his baggage.
Tbe Standard says that Pigott, when ar
rest«!, appeared to take the matter coolly.
With the utmost cahrness he asked permis
sion to go into an alcove and get hisoverooat.
The request being granted he retired, and
the next minute a shot was board. His cap
tors rustled to him to find that be had ph»c«l
the muzzle of a revolver in Uls mouth, and,
tii mg it, bad died almost instantly,
Gladstone anti Parnell Foretelling the
Future of Ireland.
London, March 3. —In the bouse of com
mons last evening Mr. Gladstone, declared
that the difficulties placed In the way of a
settlement of tho laud question were due to
the action of Mr. Chamberlain, Lord Harring
ton and their friends. When the effect of
their action, which resulted in the distrer* of
tenants, becamo (latent these gentlemen ob
stinately refused to «leal with the questions
concerning them. The plan of campaign
was a direct aud necessary offspring of their
Mr. Gladstone said he had never vindicated
the cause of those who had committed
breaches of the law, but he was compelled to
say that this was one of tho coses in which
the law makers were more responsible than
the law breakers.
He denounced the degrading hardships and
peiwoual indignities which tbe Parnelllto
members and their adherents had suffered,
aud denied the accusation that political pris
oners had suffered similar indignities aud
hardships under the government of tho
Concluding, Mr. Gladstone asserted that
home rule was surely coming, aud many of
those o(i|x**iiig it must already see in the
handwriting on the wall the signs of their
approaching doom.
Mr. Goschen denied that the government
desired to delay Irish local government. When
the time should Iwonie opportune they would
be ready to grapple with the matter.
Mr. Parnell upon entering the house >vn»
greeted with enthusiastic cheers from the op
position members, every one of whom rose to
bis feet and waved his liât, including Mr.
Gladstone. When ho rose to speak the dem
onstration was repeated.
Mr. Parnell said he believed that his col
leagues aud friemls who had suffered through
Mr. Balfour's principles would be richly re
wanted iu the near future by attaining the
object they had at heart. Ireland would
have been long ago tranquil but for excep
tional law, the result of which the govern
ment was responsible for, and upon which the
ministry mast stand or fall. Ho would not
discuss the conspiracy which had been as
sisted by the ministers to steal the lilierties
of Ireland. He was confident that English
men would soon recognize the (wssibility of
home rule, aud Irishmen knowing that they
were turning their tsar to the reason of tho
question would steadily resist the incitement
of disorder aud pursue the true path which
Mr. Gladstone had indicated in 1885.
When the house of «mimons adjourned the
Radical and Nationalist members band«!
together, and surrounding Dr. Tanner es
corted him out amid shouts of laughter, the
member from Mid-Cork joining m the hilar
ity. The large group was quickly joined by
reporters and others exp«*ting the arrest of
the doctor, until the crowd had swelled to
considerable numbers. No attempt was made
to enforce the warrant against Tanner, and
ho was enthusiastically escorted to the Palace
hotel. Arriving there in safety Dr. Tanner
address«*! the crowd in an eloquent aud im
passioned speech, in which he highly eulogized
Mr. Gladstone. He was uproariously cheered.
Dr. Tanner was arrested at bis hotel at an
early hour this morning.
All the Patriots Flatly Contradict His
Testimony Concerning Them.
Loxdon, Maivh 3.—The Parnell commission
reassembled, but nothing of a startling
nature occurred.
The court refused to allow Mr. Houston,
secretary of the Irish Loyal and Patriotic
union, to malte a personal statement, or to
hand to the court a written document, on the
ground that the time was inconvenient.
Messrs. O'Kelly, Davitt and Campbell, Mr.
Purnell's secretary, swore that they did not
write the letters ascribed to them by Pigott
Mr. Justin McCarthy also testified. Ho
denied that hs had had an interview with
p. '.u
Sir Lewi», solicitor for Mr. Parnell, testi
flcil that ho told Pigott that, the letters not
''«Ing negotiable gjie coultl not bo nmavuteil
for forgery, but was liable to prosecution tor
obtaining money under false pretenses. Wit
nww declared that he had not promis«*! Pigott
a farthing,
Mr. Izilionchcre testified that he had never
offere*I Pigott £1,000 if he would swear that
the letters were forged, as sworn to by
Pigott. He said that before the commission
opened somebody named O'Brien had offered
him a packet of letters which were written
hy Messrs. Kgan and Parnell. He did not
know O'Brien. Mr. Sonnies, solicitor for The
Times, produced the documents on which
Pigott's evidence was based. He said that
every statement Pigott liad made had been
submitt«! to the court
The Pall Mall Gazette strongly urges thnt
Messrs. Walter, Buckle, Macdonald, Bonnies
mid Houston l. 1 summoned to the liar of the
house and lie committed to the Clock Tower
on the marge of a flagrant breach of privi
lege in charging that Mr. Parnell lied during
the discharge of his jarllnmontary duties
Gladstone in the Kale of Prophet.
London. March ».—The Telegraph says the
speech delivered by Mr. Gladstone in the
house of commons was historical. He is seen
on the warpath at his boat, and his attack
upon the LUieral-Unionlst* was made with
the tremendous force of invective and
sarcasm of a great master. Mr. Chamber
lain smiled nervously as the bouse roared at
the great Liberal's sarcastic allusions, and
glams«! curiously at Mr. Gladstone at other
times. The ox-premier's peroration was
spoken in the character of a prophet of the
wrath to come, with resonant voice and flash
ing eyes. The aged statesman seamed like
another Isaiah, crying ''Woe unto them in
high places in Jerusalem," His last word*
were signs of the coming doom, and ho fin
ished amid a tempest of cheers.
Pnnneefote Is Surely Coming.
London, March —The statement t hat Sir
Julian Paunoefote has been appointed British
minister to the United States Is officially con
firmed. Lord Salisbury, it is said, select««!
him on account of bis knowledge of the fishery
Glatlstoiie's Son Dying.
London, March 3. —William Itenry Glad
stone, eldest son of Right Hon, William Ewart
Gladstone, cx-prcmier, is in a dying condi
tion. Ho was insensible all «lay y«>»terday.
The Helm of George Itratty, Who Died In
1770, FicliflnR for a Dig Stake.
Phii.aiiei.phia, March 3. — Marshall U.
Smith, formerly of Belvlden*. N. J., now of
Trenton, has discovered that the descendante
of George Beatty, among whom are included
ex Mayor Daniel F. Beatty, Capt. M. H.
B«*ntty, Lewis C. Beatty and Hibbard Beatty,
of Washington, N. J., Judge George Beatty,
of Hope, N. J., and a nnmlier of Beattys in
Easton an«l elsewhere are heirs of a tract of
land in Trenton, and on Schooloy's mount
ains, worth $50,000,000.
The property iu Trenton is said to consist
of 170 acres of land, and on Schouley's mount
ain of 248 acres. George Beatty obtain«! a
legal title to the prop«*rty in Trenton on
March 25, 177», paying $5,000 for Hit* some.
Beatty died in 1804, with the property in his
possession, but left no will.
Lawyer Hmith has tho deeds, and they wore
recorded at Flemlugton on March 19, 1790.
Tho record shows that Beatty sohl all but
ninety-two acres of the Trenton property.
Tbe laud unsold is said to bo worth $10,IKK)
per acre. Upon it are whole streets of brick
and stone houses. Neighbors there say that
nobody will venture to build on the vacant
lots because they cannot get a clear title for
them. Home of tho properties built on the
land claimed are worth from $10,000 to $100,
000 . .
Mrs. Emma Coxton, of No. 755 Center
street, Trenton, who is one of the heirs, write»
as follows;
"We have employ«! Mr. Smith trf search
for tho estate in question, and so far every
thing is favorable. My mother's grandfather
was a wealthy man in his day, owning the
most part of Trenton, which wo have r«*ords
to prove, and hi« grandchildren are still living
in Trenton and know all about it. There are
several million dollars in real estate* b«*longmg
to us, most of it built on and very valuable
land, and I think there will be no trouble to
establish our claim, os our record is so clear
and good." _
Fran* Nigel's Son In Serious Trouble.
New York, March 2. —Robert Sigel, son
and confidential clerk of Gen. Franz Si gel,
pension agent in this city, was arrest«! ami
held in ilefatilt of $3», 000 bail on charges of
forging signatures to two checks of $400
each, intended for a blind soldier named Sid
ney Knight, of Port Henry, N. Y., and one
of $100 for a widow, Mrs. Jennie Heinemann,
of this city, and for taking pay from aliout
150 claimants for his services in making out
their checks, tbe clinrges varying from $1 to
$100. He confi>«i«l his guilt. He is aliout DO
years oid and marri«!. He liasdiv«! pretty
fast. Gen. Sigel, the famous veteran, is iu
no way connected with the irregularities, and
is much distressed over his son's disgrace.
Young Sigel, if convicted, could be sentenced
to thirty years' imprisonment—ten years for
each of the forgeries, and to a longer term
for tbe other illegal acte.
The Umberger Murderer Caught.
Diqonikr, Pa., March 3.—Chief of Police
Harri«, of Johnstown, and a posse of deputies
arrested Collins Hamilton on the mountain,
four miles east of here, on suspicion of liaviug
been one of the parties who brutally mur
dered Herman Umberger in his home lost
Wednesday night, near Jennerstown, Pa.
Young Hamilton is about 30 years old, and
was living with two aunt, at the toll gate on
the pike. The murderers were traced over
the snow in the direction of Hamilton's home.
Ho offered no resistance when arrested. He
was in h«i. and under tlu* pillow were found
two revolvers. Tho officers also secured the
false whiskers and a brown derby which old
Mrs. Umberger describes.
A "Green Goods" Man's Sentence.
Philadelphia, March 3. —The case of
William White, who lias become conspicuous
through being a "green goods" man, and
having always on liand on assortment of
aliases, and who was convicted a few days
ago in the United Ktatcs district court of
using the mails in a scheme to defraud, has
been disposed of. A. H. L. Shields, tbe
prisoner's counsel, withdrew hi* motion for a
new trial, aud Judge Butler sentenced White
to pay a fine of $300 and to undergo an im
prisonment of eighteen months iu the Eastern
penitentiary. The imprisonment was directed
to count from Jan. Hi Inst, os the defendant
has been in jail sine* that time.
An Acciilent Will Necessitate
Fled ion.
Toronto, March 3. —Tho for reaching ef
fects of the St. George bridge horror were
aulply illustrated Iwture the private bills
committee of tho legislature. When a bill rev
.«peering the town of Woodstock was called
the chairman of the committee produced a
telegram which stated that, with two excep
tions, the entire town council of Woodstock,
who were on the ill fated train, coming as a
deputation to Toronto, were either killed or
Washington Prepared for the
Great Event.
Streets ami I'ubll«* Unit.lings Urowdetl
with Sight Seers uml the Arlington
Hotel with Cabinet Makers amt Ortlre
8«*«»ker»—Tin* Very l.ikte«t Makeup.
Washington, March 3. —It was apparent
yesterday for the first time that the inaugu
ration rush was lieginning, and that the city
was fast filling up. The weather was beauti
ful. and all day Pennsylvania avenue and the
streets and squares In the neighborhood of the
public buildings and the leading hotels were
traversed by such streams of people as are
only seen here on extraordinary invasions.
Now mid then strains of martial music fell
upon the ear and gave notice that the first
military couqiaiiies were lieginning to arrive,
and here and there among the general mass of
civilians one Iiogau tooliserve the uniforms of
tlie militia buys.
The stands along Pennsylvania avenue were
all completed early to-day. ami are being
jsrgeously decorateil this afternoon. The
public buildings are also U'ing elaUirately
decorated, and the smi will set to-nigbt U(»n
a magnificent sps-taclc.
The Capitol mid the department buildings
are invaded to a very larp* extent by the
early comers, who take time by the forelock
and make sure of a visit to those public build
ings which nearly every pilgrim to the Capi
tal City desires to see, and to which It may
lie difficult hi gain admission during the
crowded period of tlie inauguration.
Among the hotels the Arlington, where
Harrison's party is staying, is naturally the
principal resort of the politicians, hut al
ready a sufficient number of the Inauguration
visitors has arrived to keep the lobbies of the
other hotels pretty busy,
Gen. Harrison rose early and took a short
walk before breakfast, which was on the
table as early as * o'clock. Between receiving
visitors in his {inrlors on the npper floor ami
giving directions to Private Secretary Hal
ford and bis corps ai stenographers on tlie
floor below, Gen. Harrison Is kept pretty
busy all .lay, and as be (»asses up ami down
stairs from the social quarters to the business
quarters, os one might say, ho looks busy and
a thoroughly occupied man, but uevor ap]»eurs
to bo in a burry.
The general received probably as many
callers as on any previous day since bis
arrival here, but tliere did nut seem to bo
such a large proportion of cabinet makers, so
to speak, among them. The only New
Yorker of any prominence who called during
the «lay was Col Fred Grant. It was nlxmt
4 o'clock in the afternoon when the colonel
and his wife were conducted up tlie narrow
stairway to thin, Harrison's parlor, and It
was about 4:01 when the dlsttngulshe«i couple
came down stairs again, the interview being
over. Other colls were nearly as brief.
The venerable Hannibal Hamlin, the only
surviving ex-vice president, was an early
caller. Governor B«*aver, of Ptmusylvauia,
the chief marshal of the inaugurat ion (larade,
oevompanied by his chief of staff, Gen. A. H.
Hastings, of Pennsylvania, ami Mr. A. T.
Britton, chairman of the inauguration com
mittee, calks! up m Gen, Harrison for the
first time. Senators Chandler and Blair also
called to (»ay their respects, nearly all the
other Republican senators having call*«! on
previous days._
A Compromis« for New York ami tho
felato .Hald to II« Complet««!.
Washington, March 3.—Tliere s«>ms to
have been a solution.of tho New York cab
inet problem. All day long there was a
significant absence of Now York men. Every
body said it forhoded a surprise of some sort,
aud It came. The crowd in tho Arlington
sure enough started tho news that Gen, Ben
jamin Tracy, of Brooklyn, had bwn chosen
as a compromine man for New York's place in
the cabinet. It was state*! quietly thnt tho
navy hod been fixe«! upon for him ; that Har
rison himself hail done it and that Senator
Hiscock had, at Gen. Harrison's request, tete
graphml to Gen. Tracy to «»me on.
Then had been a sight of wrangling when
Gen. Harrison told the New Yorkere lie
would apisiint any <me but Platt or Miller.
Morton, Hiscock and Platt stuck for the (mst
office, but Gen. Harrison stubbornly refused
to n**ognize any claim on that position. Ha
»aid they might have tho navy, war, agricul
ture or justice. Wanamakcr has tho post
office »olid. It is the navy that the New York
conference deehtod to chouse for Tracy. It
only remained to see whether he would ac
When Gen. Tracy arrived Senator Hiscock
went to meet him. As soon as Gen. Harrison
returned from the dinner at John Hay's, Gen.
Tracy was shown to his room to confer with
him. Half on hour later the Platt men, HIs
cock at their head, appeared in tho lobby,
smiling at a great rate, and the whisper went
around that Tracy had accepted.
The I'abluet a» now conceded by worker«
for all tho candidates left out and sworn to
by the others »tamis as follows;
Secretary of State—James G. Blaine, ol
Secretary at the Treasury—William Win
den», of Minnesota.
Secretary of the Interior—John W. Noble,
of Missouri.
Postmaster General—John Wanamakcr, ol
Secretary of War—UcdfieUl Proctor, ol
Attorney General— W. H. H. Miller, of In
Secretary of the Navy—Benjamin P. Tracy,
of New York.
Secretary of Agriculture—Thomas W. Pal
mcr, of Michigan.
Un Route t«> the Inauguration.
I'ntCAiiO, Mmvb 3.—About 100 memliers ol
the Commercial and Traveling Men's Repute
Boon club, many uf tliem ac<*um|ximed by
ladies, jeft the city jester,lay on a special
train of* Pullman cars for Washington, to
take part in the. inaugural celebration. Tbe
Sioux City com palace train, consisting o!
five Wagner vestibule coaches, artistically
decorated with com, which is carrying 13(1
people to Washington, arrived iu the city, and
left on the Baltimore and Ohio last night.
Veteran Zouaves Off for Washington.
Elizabeth, N, J., March 2.—The cele
brated Veteran Zouaves, Gen. J. Madison
Drain* commanding, started this morning for
Washington to take part in the inauguration
of President Harrison. The zouaves took
their own band of forty musicians, and were
aoconqumiua by a number of honorary mem
here. _
Naval Apprentices Off for Washington.
NkwpoHT, R. 1, March 2.—A detail of 308
apprentice» from the United Statt* steam
ship Now Hampshire started last night fur
Washington, te take part in the inaugural
A Pro.peelfve New .Jersey Law Wlilcli
Will Mpult Many Elopements.
"»•«T.AnKi.pHrA, March 3.—Tho marriage
« 1*11 now lief, ire the New Jersey logis
laieiv, with a possibility of becoming a law,
means c black eye to the Gretna Groan busi
ness in Camden. If the bill shall become a
law several ministers who now secure quite a
snug income from the trade In nuptial knots
with Pennsylvania couples will find big boles
eaten in their purses, and they do not look
with pleasure upou the prospect. Since the
marriage license law want into effect in Penn
sylvania in October, 1SNT», 5,000 couples liavo
been married in Camden each year.
Last year the number was 4, IKK), and of
those only aliuut 10 per cent, were those of
New Jersey couplas. The case with which a
young couple can skip across to Camden to
a well advertised dominie's hue»' and be thsl
up has been demonstrated time and time
again through news|>aiior exposures of mai -
rlugesof mere children, imbeciles and run
aways. Two Chinamen were recently mar
ried there to two Irish lames, ami on another
occasion a clergyman hire a thick veil from
the face of a negro woman who was about to
take a whit«» man as a husband.
The business 1ms been so well advertised by
the ministers, who cleverly Insert their resi
dences in their marriage notiere in the news
pa|iers, thnt it has attracted trade, and one or
two clergymen moved over from Philadelphia
and settled near the ferries. One man In par
ticular printed on cants ami letterheads a
diagram of the river, ferries and part of
Camden indicating the location of his noi
deuce with dotted Unas, showing the best
route to take to reach it. Others made bids
for the business, but lately it lias become
somewhat utqiopiilnr, ami |>erlin|M four or
five Camden ministers enjoy a complete
monopoly of the trade»
An authority on the subject said yesterday;
"You can put It down as pretty accurate that
the average fee paid by Pennsylvania gnsi
to Camden ministers is close to (l*. I have re
ceived all the way from a big copper cent in
a nice envulojs) ton crisp $30 bill, ami I mu
pretty certain that the average is not much
lielow $3. This means that the fnur or five
men who Imve the hulk of the 1 outness realize
liandsomely on the nearly 400 wisldings of
the Pennsylvania couples they have each
month. Hay four of them have .'100 wed
dings. That is $800 at hast—probably more
—or #150 per month apiece, which Is not to
bo sneezed at by clergymen of small salaries.
A Young Wife Horribly Nlasbeit by Her
Dissolute Husband.
Pateiwon, N. J., March î. --Mrs. Catherin»
labile was so brutally rut by her huslntid,
Tunis fabbe, Thursday that »lie di«l yester
day. labile was arranged in court and fully
committed on the charge of murder. Au
tliony 1 abbo was married in Holland aliout
six mouths ago to a beautiful young girl,
who came with him two month.-, later to
Hhe was labile'» second wife, and was only
10 years old. Ho i* 80. After they reaich«l
Paterson labile would not work, uud they
ran out of money. The girl refused to re
main dependent upon lablie's friends, and
went five week* ago to live 0 « a domestic
with Mrs. Van Riper at No. 899 Ellison street.
Labbu's friends would not tell him whore his
wife was. Ho mot her, however, and made
an appointment with her for Thursday rfter
noon at Mr. Stillwater's house, 39 Chestnut
street. They ate luncheon tliere, anil Mr.
.Stillwater wont out, leaving them alone to
gether. When he returned, about on hour
Inter, he fourni the young wife lying in a
comer, with blood («suing from a dozen
wounds in her head, n«*k, amis and side.
Hhe was taken to Ht Joseph's hospital and
will prolahly die.
Labbe fled, taking with him tho bloody
knife. Tho («dice tracked him by his blowzy
footprint* for a long distance through the
Handy Hill cemetery, und off iu tho direction
of Passaic. In £he oe.iietery they found the
knife, which U • liai) thrown away. At night
labia returned to Paterson, and was arrested
by Policeman Wirger. He was himself badly
rut In the struggle with his wife and wits
•«»king medical assistance. He says hi« wife
made the first attack with the knife.
National Republican la*Hgn«i Flection.
Baltimore, March 3.—In tho Republican
Leoguu «invention James P. Foster, of Now
York, the retiring pro»idcnt, nominated Hon.
John N. Thurston, of Nebraska, for (»resident
of tho league. Judge Thurston declined the
honor, saying that ha could not give the
n«*»*ssury time and attention tho |> willen re
quired Hon. T. E. Byrne, of Minnesota,
arose, and in on eloquent R()C«'h besought
Juilgo Thurston to accept the presidency.
Indiana next insisted that Thureten withdraw
bis declination, and then followed similar re
quests from every »tute, which ended, iu
Thurston '» election by acclamation. Andrew
B. Humphrey, of New York, was re-ol«**ted
secretary, ami Phinoa* O. Loimsbury, of
Connecticut, treasurer.
The Hulliler's Defense.
Hartfoiu», March 3.—Mr. E. G. Hastings,
the builder of the Park Central hotel, Inis pub
lished a card saying that now tho cause of tbe
disaster has been determined, tbe public may
he willing to recul his statement with some
sense of justice. There has b«m, ho thinks,
a detci mined ««(Tort to throw the l»Unv> of the
calamity u|.hi the building, aud false state
ments have been made concerning it. He say»
the hotel was strongly built, with IB-inch
walls, laid in good mortar, with heavy tim
bers, well 'aucboml and bolted with iron
through the outiro front. No building in the
city could liave withstood the preasuro
brought to hear by tbe explosion.
Th» St. Georg* Disaster.
6t. Georgs, Ont., March 2.—No one has
a« yet succeeded in lidontifyiug the lady's
body token from the dining oar. The res
main« Uud Isvn sent to Braulford os Mb«
Moore, then to Ingersull as Ml«» McLeod,
where they now remain. The conductor ha«
no recollection of her, and th»*re was nothing
about lier (tursou hy which sho might be
identified. Shu wo* about 30 years of ugu
ami has «lark hair, rather thin features. At
the conclusion of thu inquest a unanimous
verdi-t was given that tlie accident result«!
from breaking of a tire on tho ilriviug wheel
of the engine and fully exonerate! the com
P*uj- _
Discussing Fleet rival Execution.
Albany, March 3.—The wardens of the
three state prisons and the zupsnuteudeat
mot and informally discussed the subject
of executions by electricity. Opinion.« ex
pr.*ssi*d were to tho effect that the first case
must of necessity be purely experimental;
that it would I» tefct to liave but «me place
for executions, and as there was no suitable
place iu any (act of the (irisons it would be
best to have a building built expressly for the
purpose of the solitary confinement aud tbe
death penalty.
New Manufacturing Company.
Fall River, Mass., March 3.—A new cor
poration for the manufacture of
gixids, to be known as tha Cornell mills,
organixed here, with John W. Hargrave« a«
treasurer Tlie capital stock is $400,000, t»f
which $300,000 ha* been taken. It is proposed
to erect a factory of 35,000 or 40,000 spindles,
aud work will be begun at once.
Considerable Increase in the
Public Debt.
Condition of the Government's Finance*
Up to Hate—Increase«! Pension Pay
ments—President Cleveland's lasst Publie
Reception—Favorable Outlook f«»r Crops.
Wasbinoton, March 3. -tXIw public debt,
mvoiTling to the statemeiK Issued from tha
treasury department, bus increased $0,443,
334 during the past month. Unusually
heavy («»rislon payments, amounting to $30,
»14,1154, Is unsigned ns the chief reason for an
increase instead of decrease in the debt since
Feb. I. The not cash or surplus in the treas
ury has ilecroasc«! aimât $17,000,000 during
the month, and amounts to $48,006,188. Na
tional Umli depositaries hold $4H,M1S,S)!)1 of
government funds, or alxmt $1.500,000 1««»
than on Feb. 1. The gokl fund ledama» in
the treasury has increased ataout $3,000,000
during the past mouth and amoonta to $106,
345,UNO, and the silver fund 1 «laufe, exclu
sive of $0,000,000 t nah* dollar bullioa, has in—
«Teased $3,500,000, uml now amount* to
Government receipts during February (mat
were $30,185,15», against in Febru
ary, 1HSS, the decrease being duo to dlmln
Islnsl customs receipts, which thi* year in
February wore $18,768,037, against $10,601,064
In February, 1888. Expenditures during the
past month were unusually large, owing t«>
heavy (sinsiou payment««, and amounted to
$33,786,517, or about $14,000,000 more than in
February, 18 * 8 . The Votai receipts and ex
(mndltures for tlv> first, eight months of the
current llroel yivir, i-oiii|iaml with the cor
responding months of the previous year, won»
as follows; Receipts, 1888, $354,366,01.5; ex
penditures, $183, 1 411,03», Rci el|iU, 1 KK 1 ), $355,
310,43:1; expenditures, $333,434.535. This
shows an Increose in receipts for the c$;ht
months of tlie currant year over those of tbw
i«>riVN|sinding period of the previous fiscal
year of alsmt $1,000,000; and on the otlier
hand an increase of $80,000,000 in expendi
ture» so far this year over expenditures for
the eight months of last year.
In the house the Joint resolution was (suncd
to promote commercial union with ( 'anada.
It provides that whenever it shall be* duly
certified to the president that the government
of Canada has declared a desire to establisb
commercial union with tile Unit««l States,
having a uniform revenue system, like inter
nal taxes to lie collected and like Import
duties to lie lni|io*eil on grssls to lie brought
Into either country from other nations, with
no duties upon trade between tlie United
.States and Canada, he shall appoint threa
eununiasioosr», with those who may be liko
wiae désignât«! to represent the government
of Canada, to prepare a plan for the assimila
tion of the Import dntlus und internal revenua
tax«* of the two cuuntrie* and an equitabla
division of receipts in a commercial union;
and said ««mimissloners shall re|s>rt to the
(•resident, who shall lay the report Is*fora
The president'» last public reception drew
fully 3,000 people, mostly strangers in the
city, to the White House. When alxiut H(XJ
biul l»<on admitt«l the outside door» of tin»
mansion were closed. The president slmofc. -
huiulx w ith tin»«» who wel t* an fortunate as to
get inside, ami after tins ordeal was over da
cided not to receive tbeotheix Many old ac
quaintan«**» of tbe presidaut wer» among
thusu who called to say good-by.
The signal office monthly weather cii»p Iwl
Ictin reports that generally the weather for
February and season up to tb* Brat of Manda
has lieuii farm-able, and notwithstanding tha
dctlcl«*ncy of moisture in the winter wlusU
section, tlie reuniting crop «mdition» are more
favorable than tie«** of last year, afthouglt
the succewi of tin* crop* dc(»*nd largely oa tint
weather oi the current mouth.
Mrs. f'leTi'Inml Talks of lier Futurs»,
Washington, March 3— The Punt pub
lish«*» an interview with Mr». Cleveland in
which she i» quoted a* denying that sho tin*
any intention of writing either a book or an
article for (lubliiation. The interviow con
clude* a» follows: "Upon leaving Washing
ton Mr. Cleveland and I will go to the Victo
ria hotel iu Now York, where we remain until
our plans for the summer are matureiL t
hardly think we will begin housekeeping
again until autumn. Wherever my hustion«!
gee* I »hall go, though I don'; new) to say
that. We will leave tlie White House on Nun
day evening and be the ginnte of Mr* Himtb«
tary Fairchikl. My mother will lie the guest
of Mr». Dickinson. Hin- will aevompany u*
to New York. Of course the matter of our
future resldeni*o ha* resolved Itself into on .*oi
house hunting. Mr. Clevelawl's business in
tentions have U*»u announced. Presumably
w» will liv«> in Now York city.
Governor Foraksr Arrives.
W Arrington, March 3.—Governor F* irakex
arrived on the Baltiiwir*- and Utno. Hu ««I
accompanied by Gen. Iliu-nuell aud CoL
Conch, of hi* military stuff; Mix Forakur.
Private Her re tary C. L Kurtz, Auditor oi
State Poo, Gen. Wright ami daughter, Mrs.
Gen. Axline and others. Tho party eame on
a «(lecial slreimr via Pittsburg, aud at many
pkn*.« on the way lulonual receptions wore
held. At Unlontowu, Pa., thé spécial «*ar ol
the Harrison club was attached to the train.
U(»»n arrival in this city tlie party proceeiiod
at once to the KhUtt, whore room* had boon
secured. __
Monroe comity, N. J., will hold a «p«**ia
election June 4 to vote on license or no
John C. Runyan, one of the oldest of tha
printuig fraternity of New Jersey, (iort
wiutc of. The Central New. Jersey Times at
Pluiuficld, died of heart disease.
Tho counsel and friends of Sarah Jan*
Whiteling, aentcuced to is* bunged at Phila
delphia March 37, have renewed their effort*
to have her sentence changed to life impris
onment. It is said new avidenca has been
found »bowing that she »»* insane wlien she
murdered lier (husband. The case will ba
heard by tbe board of (tardons at its sitting
next Thursday.
Tho Lu«*a»-Werkhelscr libel case has ended
at Trenton in the acquittal of Werkheiser. It
is now believed that the Rev. Mr. Lucas will
touder hl« resignation os pastor. He did this
a couple of years ago when charge» were
made against him, but the i*uagregatiou re
fused te accept it. Mr. Lucas has been (»aster
uf tho church ui'orly twenty years.
Every hotel, bar and saloon iu Plainfield,
N. J.. is closed as tight as a drum, as every
liquor license has expired mid tha c iiuuoo
council refus«! to graut a renewal «A tha
some trenn March l. It iw not known how
l«»rg they will remain ùi-sed, but yaui tha
license.« are
dealet will Hà
sent intent is strong enough to mais» the most
delinquent officer enforce tho law.
to roll :it all openly, a« public
ruin ;
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