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LAST m y Ian unnatural father. DRUNK WHILE THE CORPSE OF HIS CHILD IS VET UNBURIED jne Ab unes' HU Wife and Threatens to Kill Her, and When Hrought Before ï Judge Ball Pleads as an Excuse That His Nerves Were Unstrung. Charles Moore was charged with as sault and battery on his wife, Helen E tloore, on Wednesday, Mardi 12. trial at Municipal Court this morning revealed a horrible case of brutality aud inhumanity. The prisoner had gotten drunk while , _he body of a dead son was awaiting burial, and had threatened the life of his wife. Instead of showing remorse for his foul deed, he seemed mere anxious to escape a just penalty. He was arrested yesterday afternoon by Officer Richard Emmons, but did not want to come to the ; police station on account of the funeral of his child. His penitence came later. ! He is of menium height, aud was re cently employed by the Remington Ma chine Company, where he earned $13.o0 I per week. He lived with his wife and itwo children at No. 512 East Twelfth Hia Helen E. Moore, wife of Charles Moore, testified that on Tuesday night her child Moore was drinking. The next [died. . morning he was drunk and sent for a friend to come up and see him. The friend helped Mrs. Moore to lay out the body. On Wednef day night the drunken I husband struck his mourning wife. \ During the night he got up and woke of the boys and ordered him hunt The boy was so one for his father's pipe. frightened that Mrs. Moore went to his help. Theu Mr. Moore picked up a lamp and told her that he would throw It at ■ her and burn her alive, that as he had corpse in the house he would make The lamp tilted and went on the floor, where it would have exploded, had not Mrs. Moore extinguished the Mr. Moore did not strike her one auother. [flame. [however at that time. I The prisoner said in relation to the Imatter. that he drank on Tuesday night [ because his nerves were so badly un [ strung, he asked for the clemency of the Mrs. Moore stated that he had [often attempted to strike her, that he F was constantly swearing at her and the I children. The man showed little re (morse, Milford Carey, the friend above men [tioned, was sworn. He is a machinist at [the Remington Machine Works, and he [lent a helping hand to the bereaved Another in her hour of affliction and dis He testified that Moore came to tress. work at the machine works In December, that although a good workman he was often drunk ßverytime the prisoner left the place be would get liquor. On one occasion he had boasted, openly that he h»d two women beyond Market street bridge. Witness said that Moore would have been discharged long ago had It not been , for his wife and children. ! On Wednesday morning Carey was sent ,for. Ashe did not know Moore any better than he knew any of the other > workmen, he declined to go, thinking his j assistance would be out of place. He i was sent for a second time aud learning „unaniou ol Mrs. Moore he consented to go. i The firm loaned him $12 to pay neoes | sary funeral expenses, and he went to ï Moore's house. He made arrangements for the funeral and purchased provisions I for the family. All this time Mr. Moore j was drunk, and acted like a beast. Wit | ness returned to the shop and the work | men subscribed $12 to pay off the loan. I' Then the firm donated $10 to the family. I The prisoner wanted to have a "gay old I' time," so he told the witness, while the f child was in its coffin. [ Judge Ball asked Mrs. Moore whether [■she could get along if her husband was I put away. She replied that she could I work, and had many friends who would i kindly assist. i Moore, instead of acting as if be was ft sorry for what he had done, said he would Rgoback to work Immediately if Judge I Ball would release him. He would take ft the pledge for five years, he had never »taken it before, but he had frequently U stopped drinking for six weeks, ft Judge Ball remarked that such men as I; he were always auxious to escape pun it ishment. |l Mrs. Moore said that she was able to B support herself. Mr. Carey stated that ■ the woman had no money, but the work I men at the Remington shops would give ■ her a good start. At this point the pris ■ oner interpolated that he could earn good ■ wages and he wanted to return to work ■ to support his two remaining children, I' whom he did not wish to see thrown upon city. Mr. Carey remarked that there no more work for Moore at his old I place, and the prisoner retorted that there were plenty other places at which to get a Dosltion I Spécial Officer Frank Stout of the j, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to i Chlleren said that the society would see ; that the children were cared for and not ' thrown upon the city and that Mrs. Moore [ would be assisted. [ Before pronouncing sentence on the I prisoner Judge Ball said that there was I no excuse for his acts aud it were better H to put him away for a time in hope that I he would come out a better man. He R sentenced Charles Moore to pay a fine of I $50 and costs and to be imprisoned for [ six months. tin Municipal Court Minor Cases. H Police court wore a damp day aspect K tilts morning in the sworm of police r officers and spectators who were present. I Michael Brady was charged with I drunkenness. In the absence of City I s SolicitorfTurner, Judge Ball administered I the oath to witnesses. Michael was re if com mitted. I with drunkenness, had nothing to I eay. Daniel Collins, charged Judge Ball admonished him the fearful example he j was setting his son. who has I also been in City Court and fined $5 and costs James Trusty, colored, drunk, was fined $1 and costs; Alexander Cloud, who had been lodging iu the cellar, was frequently changing his residence, was fined $5 and costs. Richard Boyd, a new arrival, according to his statement, was fined $1 aud costs for drunkenness. Jeremiah Foley was charged with being disorderly in Themas Welch's boarding house. Two men bad to hold him until Officer Heal arrived, $3 and costs on i ' tJi Frank Bensley and Jacob Hallman, charged with trespass, were held in $50 bail until to morrow morning. John Applegate, Eugene Shnltz and Harry Ktitberie, small boys, were charged with trespassing on the property of the DPuliman Palace Car Company, and dls Jj orderly conduct. They said they were I after bull-tuckers. Special Officer Coyle I testified to the acts of the boys. Judge I Ball asked them if they could pay the Ecosts, but they were silent. He recom Imitted them. Story & Clark, Smith, American and eilet Organs, also a number of good sec ond hand Organs at bargains. Robelen's, 710 Market street. HOME MISS'ONS. ni Kvenlug Sch Yesterduy Afternoon -tons uf the Wom , B ., The second 8essi ° n t h e VV l SS."Ä "SÏ2 .«a Ä Browne presented a report o : tne Which she was & delcfiate The m.miuat comrniWee presented its report which committee pi officers were was adoptisd President Mrs N elected 8 ecr B "arv Miss Browne , corre8 pondiug ' secre Maggie it - ^ Wesley 6 Weldin; tal '- v ' ' ' Mrs H C 3 Robiuson ' distrh t officers. Wilmington, vice presi dent Miss S. R. Weldin ; secretary, Mrs. H C Campbell• Easton vice-presidm*, Mrs T.Q. Fochnox : >creUry, «Mrs. W. ~ » .... • n.ver vice nresident Mrs J i,' Kenm secretary Miss San sburv Salisbury,' vice president, Mrs. Dennis! secretary, Miss Cottingham; managers Scott ME. Church, Mrs. Pierce; Mrs. Isaac McKaig, Miss Alice Bratton, Asbury, Mrs Daut Mrs Flovd Mrs Lincoln ap", Mpr' ( h f PirkftU Mrs Washington Hastings, Mrs Thomas ' Darlington ; St, p.nl'« Mrs 1 S Hnmnhrev Mrs Annie Irwiu.'Mrs. Annie Alexander; New Cas tie Mrs W W Simpson Miss Stella Deakyne, Miss' Challenger ; Newark, Mrs. Hill. Miss Butler, Miss Pilling; Port De posit, Mrs Nesbit, Miss Boynton, Miss Everest; Rising Sun, Mrs. Isaac Jewell, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. Dailey; Centreville, Miss Davis Mrs Chambers Miss Bailey; Easton, Mrs. Turner, Miss Hubbard. The program aß already published was followed. Mrs. Thomas Benson sang a solo Rev. L. E. Barrett of St. Paul's M. E. Church and Miss Ida Simpson of Phila delphia made addresses on missionary work in the home and in the industrial schools ing M. The mite boxes were opened and con ■ tained $34.21. Badges were conferred on Mrs Shilling, Mrs. Robert Wheeler, Mrs. Plummer and Mrs. H F. Pickels, for having completed the course of read ing adopted by the society. MrsN. M. Browne was elected delegate and Mrs. W. Hastings alternate to the annual convention; which meets in Boston, Short addres.es were made by Rev. W. L. S. Murray, Mrs. Goff of Philadelphia and Mrs. W. E. Tomkiuson of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and the session closed with the benedic tion by Rev. R. H. Jones. The evening session was held in the church. The platform was decorated with flowers, and on it were seated: Revs R. Irving Watkins of Kiugswood Church', N. M. Browne, Newark Church ; Vaughan 8. Collins, Scott Church ; Wil liam N. Budbeck of Tremont Street Church, Boston, aud Jacob Todd, pastor of Grace M. E. Church. A quartette composed of Misses Mary Thielman and Lillian Jackson, and Messrs. W. H. Geary and N. Dushane Cloward, sang ''When Gathering Clouds Around I View," and "I Waited for the Lord." Rev. William Nast Brodbeck of Tre-1 mont Street Church, Boston, made au address on "Home Missionrry Work.".! He described the inception of the work. and sa'd that it was peculiarly fitted for women. The society was organised in 1810, although not until 1883 was its organization made known generally. He discussed the various branches of the work, which gives splended prospects of great success. A collection was then taken up and Dr. Todd told the congregation to save the pennies and nickels for the milkman, and " rOP th * i,lt0 the b,8k ^' ° r Todd pronounced the benediction. James Smith, a colored man living near Newport, was struck by a north bound train over the B &. O. railroad this afternoon, and had both legs broken and his skull fractured. BOTH LEGS BROKEN A Negro Rnn Down by tbe B, & O. at Klsmenkl. Smith was crossing the track in a farm wagon drawn by two mules, and did net notice the approaching train until it was too late. The wagon was smashed to kindling wood and one of the mules was killed instantly. The wounded man was gathered up and brought to the Delaware Hospital in a carriage. He was suffering terribly when last heard from. Young People's Entertainment. The Young People's Association of St. Paul's M. E Church gave an entertain meat last night, the program being ag follows: Singing, audience; reading, VV. LÄwitdÄMiyS ing, Miss Lena Staats; instrumental solo, Miss Marian Fisher; singing, audi ence; instrumental solo, Mias Nora Adams; Reading, Miss Laura Todd; in strumental duet. Miss Gertie A. Harmon aud Mrs. Annie Saxton ; reading, Lynford A. Thomas; vocal solo, J. R. King. Missionary Anniversary. The infant school of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church gave a sum of money to be sent to China, for the sup port of the Kinhuce ( hina) mission. The pulpit of the chnrch was tastefully deco-1 rated with American flags and Chinese emblems, and the little ones who partiel pated in the concert, appeard in Chinese costume. The program rendered was interesting throughout. A quartet from the church choir sang several selec tions. The joint, committee of City Council on I public buildings and finance has ap- j pointed Isaac Dlllin, of the Public Build-I ing Committee and Samuel Chambers of | the Finance Committee, a committee to | .Mw" liSfw SÎ okÄ 101 b " " li shrouded l in a W de r .tse fogThis moroing 811111 I * The Wilmington Steamboat .Company I has been handling an immense quantity | of freight this week. I The Denney Brothers' new steamboat | Bridgeton is being finished at the Pusey | aud Jones Company's yard. | Sale of a City Lot. MARINE MATTERS The United Slates survey yacht Mer maid is on the railway at the |Pusey and | Jones Campany's yards for alterations aud repairs. f . The steam barge Blio, owned by D. Watkins. Odessa, Dei., will be placed on the mariue railway at, Moores shipyard I next week for extensive alterations. | The steamer Brandywine, of the W»l-! mineton Steamboat Company's line, will be hauled out at Moore's shipyard ou Tuesday. She will be scraped and re painted. The steam tug Oceanic will be hauled out at Pnsey and Jonqs's yard on Mouday. Her boiler and some of ber machinery will be taken out and replaced with new material. The iron propeller steamer, which is beino built at tie Pnsey aud Jones Com pau/s Vtttd for the Saoltarium Associa tion of Philadelphia, is now being plated. The framework is rapidly nearing com ' pietiou The steam barge Louisa will be hauled out at Enoch Moore's shipyard this even ing. Her shaft aud wheels will be removed and new ones placed in. , ...... -. - ....- r —. I The framework is rapidly nearing com TURNER VS. ROBERTS. THE FIFTH WARD MEMBER "DIFFERS WITH" THE CITY SOLICITOR - «... -.. ... clerU of MarUet «»ae.tl.ns, Pro eoumlod bv Mr. Huberts— K. H. Gayle, Kc-etocred. City Council met in regular session last night The Law Committee presented City Solicitor Turner s decision on Mr. Roberts's questions concerning the clerk of the market: "By » resolution of your honorable body passed at the City Hal., a copy of which is annexed hereto, my opiulon in writing has been sought in answer to certain questions relative to the office of clerk of the market of this city. 1 have the honor to transmit to your honorable body as a reply to the questions pro pounded my views as follows; To the best question I would reply that there 18 00 8Ucl1 office M clerk °* 8t ' re * t market. There is an officer, however, called clerk of the market one of whose duties is to exercse public supervision over the public street markets of this city» as far as relates to the public street market. The Department of Streets and | Sewers may at any time abrogate the functions of the clerk of the market and place such street markets under such control as they may see fit but uut 1 some such change is made the supervi sion of the street markets remain one of lb® duties of the clerk of the market, This, however, does not make the clerk of the market an employe of the Street s " d , S f"* r De P" tm « nt . »" th ® """ that they can terminate his terni of ^ce as such clerk of the market for he has d 11 ** 68 *° P e|, f° rm unconnected with the public highways, such as inspection of meats and the regulation of we ghts and measures, with which the Street and Sewer Department has nothing to do. Tho office of the clerk of the market is properly under the coutro of the Council of this city arid he would hold his term of office and the Council would have to pay him his salary as by laws regulated if the Street and Sewer Department to morrow decidtd to put the street markets under other control . "To the seeond question I would reply that all moneys collected from the public f r ,<f ""■'ket s. and all accounts lelating . b to the same shonld be paid and traus mitted to the Street and Sewer Depart " e,lt ; °^er I thJ treasurer or the g I un jJ- . ,, «,,, „„„ 1 "The third and the fifth question I a answered in my reply above to I f, rst question propounded in said i SO- ! lutlon. To the fourth question I J®®" 1 reply that where such officers ai e h Hy I under the control of the btreet and . ewer Department and so c ™''® c '« d " "L "*® proper carrying out of the provis on I tbe law creating said department, «e Council is of course not bound to pay l Jbeir salaries, buch , 1 I iu my opinion, is not the clerk o ® 1 market. I ''Respec fully su! bmitted. „ I H T< Mr. Forrest moved that the opinion ® I accepted and filed. Mr Roberts aßkpd that the resolution I be read, so that the members could vote understundingly. They were read. He » d . *, d w> l b the city solicitor, but he parne the important 8af«tions. He had not told under whose jurisdiction the clerk th.Vu,?ÔÂÛ a sho"d be returned*to the city solicitor for him to answer tbe j questiona ''yes," or "no." He then read 1 copions extracts from ''a decision of a former city solicitor, not more learned, but the equal of the present solicitor," I w bieh did not seem to have any bearing I on ^be question. He thought many other ., , ... . %r 1 thaVbe couîd not 8eewh»t*Mr U Roberts wa8 ttfter He up h e ld the city solicitor, and 8aid that Goliad no doubt that Mr. Robertg intMlded t o apply for the posi tion of c i er ]j 0 f the market after July 1 I While Mr. Roberts was trying to give I dear people justice, the city solicitor | wa i ked up tb e aisle and rested on the sofa. After the member from the Fifth I h * d occupied a large space on the flo ° r , th ® motiou t0 , ftcce P' file the opinion was carried, with butone dlssening voice, the same voice Uhirtt had dissented several previous , ™® fy treasurer reported the balance current expenses to be $100,383.50; park fund, $„,464 04; re c ® i .'f ed t ^° f CoHector E. P- Moody. $13.0; hf lle ° t ° r d l I ^" n 1 l ® ipsl j Court Clerk, W. JB. Hyland, $1,081.18. A communication from the park com miss loners, promising attention to the petition for a park in South Wilmington, A communication was presented by 1 Mr. Beale of the Ninth ward, being a petition from John Backus, asking that j taxes paid on a house not owed by him i be remitted. It was handed to the Com I mittee on Finance. | The monthly appropriation to the Board of Education of $8,312 50 was al- j lowed, On motion of Mr. Shea the Connell I went into a nomination for an »lection of a successor to Edwin H. Gayley, whose | term as sinking fund commissioner had expired. Mr Shea nominated Edwin H Gayley, and he was elected, tue vote j being cast bv Samuel Chambers. Mr. Bangh presented a resolution that | the Police Committee go to Philadelphia | investigate the coat of maintaining ÄÄ' Th * """"'"I "".-'"" se i • ft, 14 ® 10 ' ^^^FlteJoommittee ïîïïî'tîï !«h". h. Soâïïi $17 W; I GwdfnÎ! $12! L. ^ SïïïîüJftS; Alexander & Wells, $8 50; Daniel I McKennev $4 40 M. F. Kelley, $10; | y Swi'ggett $3114: M. F. Kelley, I $5; Jacob Derickson, $8; Hannah Wood, | *4; A. C. Sterling, $5; Jacob Derickson, | $8; George B Ward, $1.50; M McAve | ley, $8.70; Martin Johnson. $17.25; do., 75 cents; Z. James Belt, $1.50; W. H. | Lee, $o. 75. Another Sidewalk Nul»»nce. The Levy Court has not stopped all the evils by the sign forbidding bicyclers and roller skaters on tbe sidewalk around the Court House. The spring like weather . has produced another nuisance, that of , he J umpil)g roperR , or the roping jump erg> Th ey stretch their rope across tbe I s ( d( » wa ih tt nd passers by are in danger of | tripping over it. The Levy Court might tack a supplement to its sigu on this wise: "All persons jumping rope on this sidewalk shall be buug by said rope. I ' Should be Better Employed. Local preacher D. S. Clark, one of the accideuts who occupied seats in the last | Delaware Legislature, was before the ] the L ,vy Court last week, acting as j chief marshall in running up a vast horde of blacks of various nges from the neighboihood of Blanco, to be assessed Most of the negroes live pear the Une, \ and it is a qne»tton whether the most of them reside in Maryland or Delawaoe — I Dover Iudex. THE MOUt-DERS' LOCKOUT. Men Still Unter lined-Out Tweutv-thre* \V«*ekn. The Mnlleabl« The lockei . out moulder8 at the Wil million Malleable Iron Works, seem -o * » .. r „ r:.v«.;: l, ' 1 T.v"h'r. , . b Â tbe vi ci„ity of the works, which is sup plied with excellent reeding matter, in eluding some of the best daily and weekly newspapers. Each man receives $4 per week from the United Moulders' Associa tion. One of the moulders was asked : ' Why don't you men move up into Pennsylvania where moulders are needed'!" The fellow became very indignant and hotly replied :"Why you don t suppose we are going to run away like a pack of thieves do you?" The first speaker said that he thought that would be much better than living idle and keeping their families on *4 per week. Another moulder with pleasing address then stepped up and said ; ''We are living constantly in the hope that the unpleasant manuer will be settled in our favor. It »is true that some of our young men were very bitter at first and did things which they should not have done « bave decided to wait pa tiently flftitii some decision is reached, be | lieviu'g as we do that pplnf every day fhc hardest rock "Water dro Will wear t away ^ yueer Transaction lu Land «nd Poll tic at tu« i.evr Court. . b " nesg was done eswpt the transfer 0 f property. The levy conrtmen be liev * that there some crookedness in tbe application of George Cooney I as a voucher for Leroy J. French of th 1 Sixth ward. Cooney swore that he was I a property holder, but when asxed for his I deed left. In half au hour he returned ! with a^deed fpr properly, purporting to have been purchased from Henry C. I a fFy. MAHAFFY'S DEEDS The session of the Levy Court yester day afternoon was enlivened by the dis cussion incidental to George Cooney's ap pearauce to vouch for Leroy J, French, a Sixth warder. After Cooney had been sworn Mr. Wier asked him where his property was located. He replied that he had bought it from A. P. McPherson John son In the Ninth ward. When the deed was produced it was found to be of property obtained from Henry C. Mahaffy, which Cooney said was 15x50 feet. In reality it was 15 feet square and worth $25. Notary Public Thomas Hanlon executed the deed on Wednesday. Mr. Cooney was directed to return to-day. The Mill Creek hundred Republicans left off by Collector Reardon will be placed on the lists and given five days In which to pay their taxes. At Levy Court this morning very little The property was in the Ninth ward was 15x15 feet and marked as worth $25. I Jt, is situate In marsh land and at the w cogt near , | 5 ,000 an l cre Ag thgt pro ' erty is I assessed at but $40 an acre, the Levy 1 Court may take action to increase the I asssessment. I The deed was dated March 13, Wednes day, when in reality the ink was hardly I drv The courtmeu believe that Thomas Hanlon must have written that deed yes I . afternoon while Cooney waited ^ J ? wag not gi(tned by Mrs. Mahaffy and was not recorded. If it is proven that Cooney owned t h e property before he d thia deed he will be liable for ^ The court. will not, -cept Cooney as j ?re"®bia_vmicher and may give some at 1 tentiou to Hanlon, His head was 8 > Nose Broken. Ell wood Craig, a carpenter, employed by the Harlan aud Hollingsworth Com dany, and living at No. 009 East Third i street, bad his nose broken and sustained y »• r c * n K bt between the two, and he fell to [ he 8 rt " md unconscious. He was taken I to . th ® H°me°pa tblc Hospital in a hack, 1 wher ® h ® 8000n recovered consciousness, The Knabe, Steinway, and Ivers Pond Pianos only to be bad'at Robelen' 710 Market street. A ^mg repaired. ^ ^ on .. Anger> in St. Peter's Pro-Catbedral to-night, Joseph Duffy, a letter carrier, of No. 10 02 Poplar street, has been granted an lncrea8ed pen8ion . A group of scholars of No. 11 school had their photographs taken yesterday afternoon. Another group will be taken this afternoon if the weather permits, Catharine Currans was held in $100 bail to keep the peace, last evening, by 'Squire Smith, for using vile and abus' ve | allKuaee towards Catharine Thornton, of j m dd i w ' 8 Banks, CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. The machinery at the City Mill is The police patrol wagon has made fifty runs since March 1. The City surveying Department bas drawn lines for an addition to Ford Ryan's morocco shop. The new structure will be 36x100 feet. A I The Loyal Temperance Legion will have an open meeting in Odd Fellows | Hall on the Highlands to-morrow after I noon, beginning at 3 o clock. Au inter «sting program will be given. . j The private cars Florida and Tusca I loo 8 a are undergoing extensive altera | tious and repairs at tbe Jackson & I BUarp Company's car shops. They have J been handsomely repainted. j-'rfi,; of arrangements for the ^ onoflhe new httl1 reported pro " The coroner's jury to inquire Into the death of William E. Morris, who died at the Delaware Hospital ou Tuesday from I injuries received on the P., W. & B. railroad, viewed tbe body yesterday afternoon aud adjourned until Sunday at | 3 o'clock p. m. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Fred Taylor of Wyoming, is visiting John a wails in this city. Will. C. Hay of this city, is visiting I his parents in York, Pa. Mjg3 H()len N8lldain B f Middletown, is | visitin g Mrg . Edwi«dMartin. . Mr. and Mrs. W W. Pnsey of this city, are visiting at Atlantic City, Mr. Harry Carson wife and daughter Florence, of Ocean Grove, N. J., are vis | m D g friends iu this city, . Mjss Mol , ie Montgomery of this city, who has been th® guest of Miss Lizzie Shepherd in Middletown, returned home yesterday. Kev Father Corbinian, O S. B., of j ohus t owu p a ., is the guest of Fathers ' .... „ baa been on a visit to her sister, Mrs. ^ vè^erdav I death was announced in yesteiday »j*j?ef -West Cfctas«' AeW* Ambrose and Richards of the Sacred Heart Church of which he was rector for many years. Mrs. Tamer Conner of West Chester, EGYPT UE OLD. THE WOMEN HELD PROPERTY, THE MEN WORKED MIi Amelia U. Ft!ward* Delivered Her tu an A diniraMe Audience The l-ectm Hectare Was Replete With Accurate Knowledge of Eg y pi, Rant ami Pi cut. A targe audience listened to the eloquent and instructive lecture of Miss Amelia B Edwards at tlje the West Pres byterian Church last night. Because of a fall last Monday, resulting in a broken arm, Miss. Edwards, a sturdy English looking woman appeared, on the ros trum with her left arm in splints aud a shawl over her shoulders Rev. A. N. Keigwin introduced Mies Edwards as the most learned of women and the most interesting lecturer now on the lecture platform. Miss Edwards began her lecture with out the hesitation and apparent em barrassment so frequent with English men. Her voice was full, rich and round aud easily filled the large auditorium. Her acceut, was rich in broad a's aud rolling r's, and her tones were pleasant without being soporific. Miss Edwards aunouuced her topic as "The Social aud Political Condition of Womeu in Aucient Egypt." She begau her discourse by saying" that the sound of these words was strange in themselves. People refuse to believe that women could have had any position in ancient times except that of a domestic slave. That is not true at least 'of ancient Egypt. Recent discoveries in Egyptology have proven that in the palmy' days of Egyptiaa history women were not only the equal, but in some respects the superiors of the men. The first proof of this was fouud in Egyptian art. The early sculptors aud painters of that land expressed greatness by size. Eminent personages were always represented in colossal statues. The character of a monarch's reign was determined by the size of the temples and monuments which he or she erected, In the most aucient monuments of Egypt now extant the womeu are reprs sented in the same colossal style were the great men, and this fact., eveu while the written records of that people were sealed books, indicated a peiiod in the country's history when women were at, least equal to the men. These monuments also iudl cate that the double crown of Egypt, euiblemat'c of sovereignty over upper and lower Egypt, had been transmitted from female rulers. With the discovery of the key to the written languages of this peoole a new light revealing a wonderful condition of things regarding woman's position among the ancient Egyptians, burst over the land and th» formerly unmeaning liiero gliphics had become the most interesting of historic records. Among tbe most marked features of tbe ancient Egyptian civilization was the freedom of the women. They had abso lute coutrol over their own property and actions and when married, absolute con trol over the property of their husbands, In fact bis property was no longer his, but hers. She was empowered to make contracts, buy, sell and hold property aud conduct any business or any enter prises whatever iu her own name and for Mias Edwards read from several n c - tracts which have been preserved in the Lauvre at Paris, a womau's petitiou for the fulfillment of a contract for corn between herself and tbe farmer general, which made no mention of her husband. The marriage contracts from which the lecturer established the assertion beyond cavil that a woman bad absolute control of all the family property. There were two periods to the mar riige contract—the period of betrothal and the period of unconditional surren der. The period of betrothal specified that the man acoepted the woman and made certain provisions iu money for her maintenance during tbe period ; a speci fied sum of pin money and guaranteed the faithful observance of the contract with the forfeiture of his entire possessions. The period of unconditional surrender needed no guarantee for the man had nothing left to forfeit The women of fond of jewelry, on to great extent metals and stones. about 1400 or 1500 years before steno graphic views of her face showed her to have been beautiful and intellectual Miss Edwards believes she was the scientic ancestor of DeLesseps, havinj made a canal from the Nile to the Ret Sea. The lecture abounded in interest and information. The views gave a clear idea of the art of ancient Egypt showed much that was beautiful skillful, whicli recent discoveries have brought to light. f Egypt were piasionately That trade was carried and luxury in all Queen Hatasu lived and and Good second-hand Upright and Square Pianos, all prices and terms, .llobelen's, 710 Market street. KIRKWOOD HOTEL. Reopening To-day tender Its New Man* agement. The Kirkwood Hotel probably never before experienced such a rush of busi as besieged it from the tim« of its ness opening at 11 o'clock to.day. The hotel has been entirely renovated and is'now under the management cf Charles J. H. Beckett, whose ««perieuce in the business will insure its success. An elaborate lunch was set out. the prin cipal feature of which was diamond back terrapin, prepared by Mrs. Beckett, who is a connoisseur. The Hotel Kirkwood will accommodate comfortably thirty persons and is for gentlemen only. Mortuary Report. Mortuary report of Kent county for quarter ending December 31, 1889, and to the term of P. Spruauce, recorder, March 9, 1890; Deaths for the quarter, 134; white, 104; colored, 30. From January 1 to March 9, 26; white, 25, colored 1 Causes of death: Consumption. 27; diphtheria, 8; typhoid fever, 8; disease of the bowels, 6; of the brjn, 5; heart, 8; peritonitis. 3: old age, 3; croup, 15; pneumonia. 8; killed ou railroad, 2 ; acci dents, 3 ; Bright s disease,3 ; scarlet fever, 1; dysentery, 1; influenza 1 ; Bronchitis,3: congestion of the lungs, 1 ; cerebral spinal meningitis. 1; births for the same period, 239,including 12 shill born; white, 213; colored, 28; from January 1 to March 9 there were 27 births reported, all white. Marriages, same period, 8* white, 75; colored, 12; from January toMatch9; there were 10 white aud 2 colored marriages. I hope the good work The t of reporting births will continue. Kent county physicians will please ac cept thanks. E. B. Fuazkh, Secretary. Behr Bros., Bebriug, Emerson and Newby and Evans Pianos, all prices aud terms. Robelin s, 710 Market street. ~ ' Dynamite Firing. The scam hero veslerd iV which made Ihe scare here yesterd.j wmrn msne some people think that the millenium was at baud was caused by the dynamite cruiser Vesuvions firing a few rounds in the Delaware off Wilmington. Window panes in No. 5 school were broken and delicate net vus v.j.e ^ua.terea, Ne other! casualties occurred, THE BAY STATE GAS WORKS Tin* Work of Flue In* in th* Machinery iaihI ApplIiMioeM K»|ildly frogrenMing;« , The interior of the Bay State Gas Com pany's works is being fitted up prepara tory to beginning operations in the pro duction of coal gas about the latter part of April. The exterior of the works, whicli was described In a previous issue of the Evening Joi un vi., lias been com pleted. and the floor, which is made of cement and broken | rock, has been laid. Tbe two receiving tanks or "blue beads ' will be of double plate iron, sixty feet in diameter. They are expected to arrive here at any time, and men are waiting to build them, immediately on their arrival. The work of fitting up the generator room will be finished this week. T. Chalk ley Hatton, first assistant en glueer of the Surveying and Engineering Department, has prepared a complete plan of the streets, which is now at the company's office at the works. Engineer S. B Coude and J. NeWlin Gawthrop of the Board of Street and Sewer Commis sioners "chalk gone over the or the street s have line." ■ where the large pipe is to be laid. The chalk line ruua from the works direct to fiuii,»,,, i b» ..... . >r . . ,, Railroad avuiue, to Front Btreet, to Mon roe street, to Delaware avenue. The bids for laying the pipe have not as vet been .. .1 a # , . -. opened, a« the amount of work to be doue is not yet known. Mr. Addtcks is expected to airlve ln Philadelphia to-day. when he will be placed In direct communication with Engineer Coude and the appliances for which they are now waiting, will he lui mediately forwarded. <% The funeral of William E Morris, the P , W. & B railroad freight conductor, who died at the Delaware Hospital, from Injuries received on histlain.cn March 4, took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, his late residence, Conductor Morris Hurled. No. fill from East Fourth street. The Order of Rail way Conductors aud delegations from the K. G. E. and K. of P., attended the funeral, luterment was made at River view Cemetery. HELP WANTED. noon BOY, WELL RECOMMENDED, IU to learn tbe milling trade. E. R. PYLE, Beaver Valley P. O Newcastle coun ty, D el. NTKLUGENCK OFFICE HELP OF pe^'lo^L^A^^^^dy^Dr^VrNÏM Madison 11/ ANTED. Ai It NTS FOR DENVER Vv Stale Lottery. Tickets. 50c Address, A C ROHS At CO . Denver, Colorado. I . -ï •.. '. SITUATIONS WANTED. 1TVATIOS AH WET NURSE. APPLY 1005 Pleasant etreet, city s IkOOMH TO LET-ON AND ArrKR 1V March 25 1 will have some very desirable rooms, furnished or unfurnished, to let at SU» Market Hnext door to Wilmington Havings Kund bnitdlng. MHS. SARA If E WIER. W ANTED. BOARDERS, AT 1W ' EAST _ Eighth street WANTED — HOARDERS, GOOD ACCOM m modelions, No 4M) East Fourth street. BOARD AND ROOMS. U IAHD 4ND 1 niM4 -I Hit I- I > O street; also table board. m modelions, No 4M) East Fourth street. . NOTICES. DUBliANK CLOWARD N. WILL UKKVAFTER DKVOT* BIS ENTIRE TIME TO TEA! 'll I NO RINOINO. EITHER Cl, ASSES OH PRIVATE. Room» Nob. 1 and 8» No. 9X1 Markst Htrkit. N otice. - resolved, that the clerk of tbe Levy Court 1» requested to give public notice In tbe newspapers of the county, that all qnrstlous relat ing to public roads and transfers in school district* will be beard by tbe court on T'Hl'RHDAY, March attest; E. R. COCHRAN. _ r Clerk of the Peace S TORAGE. - FURNITURE AND MER chandlse of all kinds received on storage. MARTIN A DURE, fourth and Orange Sts. Jl ATOTlCfc_IF YOU WANT TO HAVE .v DOLLAR». Insure your property with HAWKINS & CO.. 712 Market Street. IJ EMOVAL-THE COUN TV TAX OFFICE IV will be removed on March 25 next from No. IS02>» Market street to rooms No. 2 and 8 Exchange Building, southwest corner of Seventh and Market streets Entrât' Seventh street. GEORGE W. McKKK, JOHN J. DOUGHERTY PROPOSALS. RDPOHALB WILL HE RECEIVED AT, the office efibe Water Department up to Tuesday, the IHth instant, at 4 o'clock, n. m., for supplying the depatttuent with Bitu minous ( ",tl for the year commencing April 1 111 name the mines from 1' ISM. Tbe bsliler fpHH which tbe coal will tie delivered add price per ton of 2,240 tciunds. 1 he right to reject any al. bids Is reserved. J. A. BOND, Chief Engineer. or A NEW BUSINESS METHOD. S. H. Reynard Vins adopted a new plan tint I* now prevailing in western cities, whereby the opportunity 1» given to procure » good watch for a very low price, through tbe agency of co-operative «dubs This plan Is a* follows: Chili» are composed of forty mem ber», who pay one dollar fee, which payment goes to the originator of tbe plan. v\ hen the club is formed they initially agree to pureh oie forty watches for the »mu of seven hundred and sixty-five dollars. Each week thereafter, the members meet, and each pay* one dollar, at which time a number Is drawn, which en titles the owner of such number h» «elect and and receive hte watch, similar to the old plan of watch clubs, with the exception that upon the drawing of a number further payment of that numbs* caaae. The remaining members <le«s one each week) continue their payments and drawiug for thirty week«, when all pay ments cease and the remaining ten members receive their watches. , . The witches so distributed are a «old-filled rase made by James Boss, with either an r.I giu, Waltham, Springfield or Hampden move ment, such as are «old all over our city for thirty-five dollars aud which are fully war ranted to give satisfaction Clubs are now forming and drawing« will commence Tues day evening, March ÎÎ5, For further informa tion and examination of the watches call at S. H. BAYNARD'S, S. W. Cor, Market and Fifth Sts. PRIME OYSTERS FINE ALES. AND Smith*' Iutliu Pale, Burton, Ohl XXX, Continental Porter, All on Drangnt. ItasR'i White and Red Label, Oiiln*iesH*s Stout, Pbieatx Park ami Robert Smith's Ale and Brown Stout. JOHN F. DOLAN, No. 6 West Third St. NOTICE TO FARMERS. IF YOU WANT Good Potato Crops, Jnstjtoke our advice for once. It pays you change your seed. Instead of planting your own potatoes over, and getting small and scabby potatoes In return, go to SMELT/. & CO., No 13 East Four h street, and buy some of their choice stock of NORTHERN dSED 1H1TATO , M WThîve In stock the famous jj, 1u , w, to. York .state Rose, - Hesuty of Heh-oc \tn,t-.s.i. P -- T White . ^Vre-^X--; i '. u t , i'r.sri'^^Ptte..' jUU I * r - t n , ; n,, r .■ n, ôf liUi, 1Ö ß, fUlillU Uli 1 ' (Jail cfcixU cAtUHD .« Oaf BMH'IL. EVENING JOURNAL n AT Wholesale In the western part of the city by Edward J. McGIttlgen, Dealer In JUAOCO, CIGARS. NEWSPAPERS. BOOKS AND PKRIODICAl No. 1704 Scott Street, itotween Delaware and Gilpin avenu«®. iewsboys Supplied at 4 p. m. ~ CAPITAL, . _ . , _ . „ I OUSrälltBB Bfiu I TUSt uOffipSiiy, ) Mortbw.at Corner Ninth ami Market 8M. Wilmington, Del, HANKING AND FINANCIAL. $500,000. THE EQUITABLE Deposits of money received on Interest. , Rents and tnoome coflected and remitted for a moderate charge and estates of every de torlptlon carefully managed. I 1 liln company acts an executor, administra I tor and guardian and receives and executes trusts of every description from the courts, corporations and Individuals and acts as W«nt for the registration and transferor I loans and stocks or corporations and In th® naymentof coupons or registered Interest or I ^ridends. _._..._ I peTformani^and efl ec^of any contract, lit cornea surety on ball bonds and courts and officials are directed to accept It aa solo * U Exwutors, administrators or trnstoeeofes | tales and ladles unaccustomed to thstrai action of business will Und this oompanj convenient depository for money , Wills receipted for and safely kept | charge. wlthot For further Information, call at the office semi for n circular. WILLIAM BUSH, President. BRIGHTON LKA, Vice President. OTHO HOWLAND. Secretary aud Treasure» » DIRECTORS. | Wm. H . Hwift, I Samuel Bancroft, Jr.. | | W. Haulsbury,' Jr., H. M. Barksdale, William DuPont, Tkoe. Jackson, Wm T. Porter, Joseph Hwift, W.H Penuypacker, J. Hmltb Brennan, George V Massey, A. P. Robinson, H. A. Rtohanlaos. H H. Carter, Dr. J. A. Draper, K Brlnohurst, Jr., George W. Hush, Christian Feblger, 0°rn« Fourth and Market Street., R. R. ROBINSON & C0.» HANKERS AND BROKERS WANTED. Central National Hank Block. Htocks bougbt and »old In the Mew York, Philadelphia and Boston markets on commle Lettors of credit given, available In all part» the world, and draft» on England Ireland, France Germany and Switzerland Issued. don. 'j-'l.uc ART1HANH' SAV1NOH BANK, NO SO» MARKET STREET. dally from » o'clock a. m. until 4 p. M.| Tuesday and Haturday from 7 to 8 p. m, «ONEY LOANED ON MORTGAGER. 4*0 , W. Bp™ President. E. T. TxTOO«, ' Joa.M. 'T" G»o. B,Caf«ixii, 1 "lee President, Treasurer. M.rsta Auditor. JOSEPH STOECKLE'S DIAMOND STATE Sä S AT : ... ^ . M , WA ftp : , , m j p | A «V pfi i 8 LAGER BEER AKD PORTER BREWERY, WILMINGTON, DEL. AT, _ , _ . up Office and Brewery, N. W. tor. Fifth am n. | Adaias Hte. Telephone 183. 1 Depot and Baloon, Noe. 223 snd.,216 King H« Telephone 238. Nhipptnc a Special«» FRANCIS KELLY & CO II BOLE PROPRIETOR« OF THX ORANGE GROVE AND , , . , a . |Q8 Market &lld 102 ÖUlTHÖf O»« 1 WII,1WIN«JT«VN. OKL BEAVEK VALLE* PDEE RYE WHISEISS. Choice Cologne Spirits. 3?_ lEZBTSnEJlrl BOTTLER or Soda, Sarsaparilla. Ginger Aie and Weiss Beer. Orders from the city or State taken at the depot, m FRENCH bTREET, promptly attended to. BOTTLED LAGER BEER AND PORTER. P EBNER Fourth and Union Sts, 1. hUlUJU, Call Y»le«.l«..e 618 MECHANICS' HOTEL, N. W. Cor. Eleventh St. and R. R. Am (Opposite Pullman Car Works.) PHILIP AMBOLD, Prop. Board by the Day or Week. Meals at ail hours of the day Accommodation for Fifty Guests, Bar snppiled with a Fine line of Wines. Liquors aud Cigars, A share of your patronage is respectfnllj solicited. PHILIP AMBOLD, Prop. Stabling and sheding for horses. W. H. BRADY, ELEVENTH AND CHURCH STS. Call as*You Pass. ALLEN HOUSE, CHRISTIANA. DEL. One of the oldest hotels in the State. I have token the above h use it a driving resort, and hope o\ a s.ru t ai n tion to the wants of my patrons to merit a. ,hare of your patronrge . . , I B .r stocked with as fine » ■ me of l.la asAny hotel la the Hare -retol ko»>!e 1 i 4 amp text «HANGE » •. 09 1 oMMItä BK Ü-LD AT THY CCtT TTNG GIB AV«KING JOBE-tAA.