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COMMERCIAL COLLEGE. FOURTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT IN THE OPERA HOUSE. Half a Hundred Graduates Deceive Di plomas—Prominent People Present—Out. Bussell H. ( onwell's Address—Col. Mc Clure Speaks to the Graduates. The Wilmington Commercial College held its fourth annual commencement at the Grand Opera House last evening. At precisely 8 o'clock the curtain rose and the faculty, graduates and guests en tered and walked down the centre aisle of the stage, to the music furnished by Reybold's orchestra. Bishop Leighton Coleman made the invocation and the Hon. Thomas F. Bay ard, the presiding officer of the evening, made a few introductory remarks say ing: "The great interest I feel iu a thing of this kind has brought me before you this evening. For the advancement of the community it is quite necessary to have a commercial institution of this kind. I am, therefore, very glad to lend my presence aud to wish'it a grand success," M. Bessie Fleming of Hillsboro, Md., made a very pretty salutatory address. After a selection by the orchestra, Colonel Russell H. Conwell of Philadel phia was introduced. He said in part : _ "We are living iu a grand and awful time. Every department of education is receiving something new at all times. It is a map's duty to succeed ip this life. î'ÎSÿonr ôulÿ to become Hob, aud act poor ; you have no right to be poor. You should own houses, factories and ground. It la nonsense to be poor, and if you fall to get rich It has weakened us. It is your duty to suc ceed and , succeed honestly Every mau that succeeds succeeds honestly and nearly all of those men are Christians. All the property and over 80 per cent, of the state of Massachusetts is in the hands of Christian people, and not only Massa chusetts but Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and nearly every state in the United States are controlled by Christians. It teach people that you cannot get rich honestly. It Is very.difficult to get rich dishonestly, and when a man does get rich dishonestly the money burns his hands and he does not enjoy a penny of his money so earned. If one man fails many others follow in his footsteps. If you wish to perform a business, and you can enter into It, you must have a good business educatiou. It is an awful necessity for colleges like this to be established everywhere. I must say that the Wilmington Com mercial College is an advantage and a f reat benefit to the city of Wilmington, t is an advantage to help those that help themselves, and this Is the purpose of this college. Did you ever see a that kept an accurate' account of every cent that he spent who was dishonest. He knows what everybody ought to know, and that 1 remember one day that we were build a church in Philadelphia when a young man came to me and said that he would like to give money to help build this church. He said that he smoked fifteen cents worth of tobacco per day, and that he wished to stop it and that he would give this money. He commenced to keep an account of every ce t. and one day he came and said he would like to withdraw from his contract, not because he wanted to smoke, but because he counted his money up and with compound interest he found that by the time he was 50 years old he would be able to buy a home. Economy is worth more to a man than any college education he could receive. It does not mean that a mau should be a miser and that he should be mean, but that he should be careful of the use of his money. Would that I could write on the sky in sight of every be dy that the education that is wanted to-day, is a practical and retical education. A is nonsense to man is to be honest. not a "theo maa's duty In business Is to be pleasant and cheerful. Many a man has saved his business by a cheerful smile. "A diploma is required of every drug clerk who does business, and every mau that does business should have a diploma to show that he is fitted to business. carry on A minister shonld have just such a business education as they receive at the Wilmington Commercial College. "In a few years more none but busi ness men will be in the House of Repre sentatives. We need business men in the Cabinet at Washington: we need business men as reporters, and we need business men every whe." At the conclusion of Mr. Conwell'a al dress the orchestra played a selection from the new opera, "Clover." Principal H. S. Goldey presented diplomas to the following graduates. Short-hand and type writing—Annie Sheehy, Rose A. Lynn, Louisa Wilhelm. Annie E. Qenn, Mary E. Neary, C. Alysee Bratton, Cora May Hinkaon, Emma Weldin, Annie Hillor, Beulah L Cook, Josie E Morris, Sallie B. Newlin, William Vernon, Bonnie Hume, George A. Carter, Wilming ton; Lottie Jones. Effie Jones, Middle town; FannieS. Harringtou, Dover; E. L. Wilson, Jr., New Castle; Bessie Sterling, Rockland ; Anna M Phillips, Bellevue; EdgarS. Mayne, Rising Sun, Md. ; Elva G. Carpenter, Port Penn ; J. Newman Davis, William H. May, Elkton, Md. _ , . , _ , HB Banking and Bookkeeping-Harry E Pierce, Benjamin C. bentmau, Bessie M. Ash. Harry V. Pyle, Rebecca Stewart, Newton P. Watmough,Arthur L. Foster! William J. Brackin. Wilmington; Charles T. Deakync, Towsend; William F. Mon igle, George L. Miller. Rockland; E. S. Beswtck, Milford; Adam K Luke, Pied mont, W. Va ; C. B. E. Holton, Middle town; Isaac R. Merrill, Pocomoke City, Md.;M. Bessie Fleming. Hillsboro Md**; Chartes E_Richards Penrose b Wtlgus, Roxana; Harry C. Layton, Bridge ville; Lewis ». Thompson, Pleasant Hill; John A Hartenstein. T. J. Wilson. Jr., Rising Sun. Md. ; Catherine 8 . Justia, Fanlk land After the graduates received the diplo mas Colonel A. K. McClure, editor of the Philadelphia Times, addressed them. He told them of the great need the world had of such young men aud women as they. 6 The orchestra pkyed galop, "Lookout." after which Charles I. Stengle, one of graduates gave the Valedictory addresa in a very fine manner. After the Vale dictory the orchestra played. "Mau to Man,' marchand the Rev. W. L. S. Mui'iay, pronounced the bendiction. At the conclusion of the exercises the graduates went upon the stage and re ceived the presents that lined its front, Those who had seats upon tbe stage wers : Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Right Rev. Leighton Coleman, Rev. Russell H. Conwell of Philadelphia. Professors H. R. Goldey, Charles Maynard and John Hnme of the Commercial College, besides members of the faculty, and Mayor Aus tin Harrington, President of Citp Conn «il John U. i'Wia, iiov. T. Gardiner Lit tell. Milo W. Locke, Job H. Jackson,Rev. George M. Hickman, C. Wesley Weldifl, President of the Board of Public Educa tion Charles Baird, Rey. L. E. Barrett, Hev. Adam Stengle, Rev. J. Simpson Trotter, Professor A. H. Berlin of the Boys' High School, Wash ington Jonas, William S, Hilles, Esq., Thomas Davis, Esq , the Rev. W. L, S. Murray, L. R. Springer, J. Miller Thomas, George Elliot, Esq , George C. Maris. Professor W. A. Reynolds and City Councilman Francis B. Colton. NOMINATION ELECTION. The Democrats to Select Their Candi dates To-morrow—Polling Places. The Democratic nomination election for sheriff and coroner will take place to morrow. The candidates are Peter J Ford of Wilmington hundred; |Purnal J. Lynch of 8 t. Georges hundred; George 0. Roth well of Blackbird hundred ; James J. Toner of New Castle hundred a"d Joseph S. Dunlap of Wilmington hundred. The candidates for coroner are as follows : Joseph Kirk of Mill Creek hundred, Martin F. Keough of Wilming ton hundred, Herbert Yeates, George Willis, George Hallman, W. 8 . Alexander. Wilmington hundred and Chas. H. Wilt bank of Brandywine hundred. The polls will be opened at 1.30 o'clock and close at 7 p. m. The following is a list of the polling places in both city and county : First ward, south—Inspector, James Riley; judges, John Pyle, Peter A. Fagan; voting place, Second and} Tat nalL North—Inspector, Joseph Blckta; judges, 8 . 8 . Cnrrlett, James .McEIwell; voting place, Fifth and Orange Second ward, East—Inspector, S. P. Moren ; judges, James JCrumlish, Joseph Weldin; voting place, Apple aud Heald. West—Inspector, George W. Quinn; judges, U. E. Schuyler, Patrick Crum lish ; voting place, Second and Walnut. Third Ward—Inspector, Michael Ma loney; judges, B. J. McTey, John H. Mitchell; voting place, Third' and Madi son, Fourth ward east—Inspector, M, F. Kelly; judges, E. B. Frazer, E F. Mc Coy; voting place, Fourth and Pine; west, Inspector, John F. Kane; judges, George Abele, William H. Robinson ; votiug place, Fourth aud French. Fifth ward, east—Inspector, William F. McCloskey; judges, D. Ti Killroy, Edward Bodie; Voting place, Eighth and Tatnall; west, inspector, Maurice Bel ford; judges. A. A. Groves, Nathan Qheen ; voting place, Sixth and Madison. Sixth ward—Inspector, Thomas M. Ogle; judges, John M. Enos, Thomas Donnelly, Jr. ; voting place, King be tween Eighth and Ninth. Seventh ward, east—Inspector.Edward A, Hinder; judges, John L. Malone, John H. Edwards ; voting place, Tenth and Orange; west—Inspector, William J. Gibbons; judges Samuel C. Price, Tho mas Cody ; voting place, Logan House, Eighth ward—Inspector. Dennis Kane ; judges, Henry H. Brown, Franklin Loper ; voting place, Eighth and Pine. Ninth ward, east-inspector Thomas Walsh; Jndges, Thomas Taylor, James Walker; voting place, Thirteenth aud Claymont; west, Inspector,James Gagan ; Judges, William S. Knight, John Price; voting place, Old Academy. Tenth ward—Inspector, Philip J.Green ; Judges, James Earner, Alfred Hanna; voting place, Jackson and Pleasant Eleventh ward—Inspector, John Friel ; judges, Hugh Maguire, William F. Green; voting place, Maryland avenue and Jackson street. Twelfth ward—Inspector, John F. Daley ; judges, Thomas J. King, James Hallmau; voting place, Fourth and Scott streets. The following are the polling places in the hundreds for the sheriff and coro ner nomination election to morrow. Brandywine hundred, east. Practical Farmer ; west, Sharpley's school house. Christiana hundred—Yellow school house, Mt. Pleasant; Christiana, ssutb, Newport; Christiana, west, Centreville, Mill Creek—The Mermaid. New Castle—Old Court House. Red Lion, east—Delaware City; Red Lion, west,, St Georges, White Clay Creek, east, Christiana; Wh'te Clay Creek, west, Newark. Pencader hundred—Summit Bridge. St. Georges hundred, west, Middle town ; east, Odessa. Appoqnlnimink hundred—Towsend. Blackbird hundred—Blackbird. ANOTHER HEAVY STORM. Rain and Wind, Thunder and Lightning Visits the City. A severe rain and wind dtorm visited this city last evening about 6.50 o'clock, aud at its beginning it had the appear ance of a disastrous cyclone, which many people thought would ensue. The wind blew such heavy clouds of dust throngh the streets for sometime before the rain commenced that pedestriauism was rendered almost impossible. The pom peys in front of the clothing stores on Market street were knocked and blown about promiscuously by the force of the wind. Several glass doors were blown to and the glass shattered or cracked. Limbs of trees were strewn about the streets, and in some places on the out skirts of the city, trees were blown down. A large tree at Eighth and Shipley streets was snapped off a few feet above the trunk aud the street was blocked for some time afterward. The rain began to fall at 5.55 o'clock, aud In a few min utes was pouring in torrents. One min ute after the last batter of the Newark Base Ball Club had been declared out at the Wilmington club's park, which ended the game, the rain began to fall. A (tremendous rush was made for the electric cars aud hacks. Every available inch of space in these conveyances taken, up and it was estimated that hundred men were piled in and electric car. Municipal Court. , . . . , t " 13 morning s session of the Mum oi P al Court following cases were dis P ose( i °f : Daniel Sullivan, drnnk and disorderly, was fined $1 and costs; Mar slial Johnson, drunk, $1 and costs ; John Relley was charged with drunkenness, and William B. Miller was charged with robbing him. Three witnesses were called, and they testified that Miller had his a ' d Keiley s pockets but none saw J»® take anything The charge of larceny was dismissed, hut the men were lined $1 and costs each for drunkenness; Samuel Hanlon charged ült*. wITm.," 18 ," Ç aD a C 08 t 3 . M ]chael McDonnel was charged tea m belonging to "* r saw . ml1 ^*■ H f 1 d bal * toT . ^upenor Court 0 answer charge ^ohu McLaughlin was charged with assault and battery on ifoObaU for to-mörrow's courTto^allow blm to secure witnesses _'_ Heald & Co 'a oositive sale on «.t„ r da7 14 wll give vou a good on ,|£tnnUyfor investmlnt ? B P * y _ ' #»ir and Festival. gt. Patrick's Church Fair and Festival i s DO w open and will continue all this week in an adjoining lot on Four teenth street, between King and French streets. Electric light, tent and many other attraction«. All are invited. ---• Wiimlnvton (Rearing House. The exchanges of the Wilmington banks at the clearing house to day were : Clear luga, balance, *.2d,9oÜ üö. Total for week, $759,681; fox same week last jear, $819,927. was one on one WILMINGTON WINS AGAIN NEWARK BARELY ESCAPES AN OTHER SHUT-OUT The Hotpe Clnb Wins Every Game of the Series With Newark—Good Fluylne s:.d Fair Hitting by the Team Yesterday. Anderson In the Box. Three straight, tells the story of the series between the Wilmlngtou Base Ball Club and the Newark Club, The last of the series was played on the Rivervlew grounds yesterday afternoon and the home club won by a score of 6 to 8 . A home run by Childs in the eighth inning saved Newark from a shut-out. Anderson, late of Philadelphia, was in the box for Wilmington and be was won derfully effective. His swift curves were puzzling enough to keep Newark down to four singles and a home run. He made a hit and a run. The club sup ported Anderson well and not a costly error was made. Mace pitched a good game for Newark and only eight hits, with a total of eleven bases, were made. The local team made its runs generally on errors of the Newark, assisted by base hits The two earned runs were made in the sixth aud seventh innings. The features of the game were Ander son's striking out nine men, Newell and Gilbert's work at third base, a one hand fly catch by Sullivan, and catching in left field. (■ante N amber Three. Wilmington made its usual number of runs in the first inning. Keay reached first on Smith's error, and was pushed to third on Coogan and Lynch's baSO 0B balls. Call filed out to Smith. A base hit by Galligan brought two men home. scratch hit by Newell assisted in put ting Galligan out at second, and Sullivan flied out to Mansell. The visitors had two men left on bases in this inning aud were retired runless. Keay made a run the second on a muffed fly by Mace. Gilbert assisting, a wild throw by Childs aud a single by Coogan. The home club had two men left in the third and one in the fifth, but no one crossed the plate. How Newark Was Retired, The visitors continued to draw ciphers on account of Anderson's work and sup port. The fourth inning is given as a sample. Fields made a base hit and went to second on a small error by Carl. Childs advanced Fields to third aud sac rifice hit. Dooms struck ont. Mansell struck out. The home club added two mor i runs iu the sixth inning on three one-base hits, a passed ball and a sacrifice hit, and one in the seventh on a dandy three base hit by Sullivan and a doable by Corcoran. Thesoorewas: Wilmington, 6 ; New ark, 0 . The home clnb made a pretty doable play in the seventh inning. Smith went to first on balls, and rau on a hit by Mace ; Keay stopped the ball and threw Mace out. Lyuch, quick as lightning, threw to Newell, and Smith started back to second ; Sullivan took a hand and they made it lively for Smith, who was finally tagged bv Newell. Lynch tagged Man sell off of first in a simlllar manner in the same inning. Newark Saved From a Shut-out. The Newark Club was saved from a shut -oat in the eighth Inning. Johnson was thrown out, Keay to Lynch and Gil bert struck out. Anderson gave Mc Dermott his base on bails. Fields took a prettv one near the end of the bat and had the honor of being the first batter to knock a ball out of the field. McDermott came home and Fields made his home run. Childs was thrown ont. The visitors almost scored in the ninth throngh a wild throw of Corcoran, but were retired with two men left, on bases. The score stood: Wilmington, 6 ; Newark, 3. The score in detail: WILMINGTON. Johnson's j B- H. O. A. B. 3 8 ü a .o a io i u .o 0 0 0 1 .o i o i .0 14 3 0 . 1 11*0 . 1 *811 . 1 10 11 Keay. 2b. Coogan. rf... Lynch..lb. Carl, cf. Galligan, If.. Newell, 3b.. Sullivan, ss.. Corcoran, c.. Änderten, p i i " Totals, 0 7 27 13 4 NEWARK. R. H P.O. A. B 14 8 0 0 2 7 0 0 3 0 2 12 0 « 0 8 0 2 12 0 0 12 0 0 B 2 1 0 0 1 Johnson, If.... Gilbert, sb McDermott. 2b. Fields, lb. Childs, .. Dooms.rf ...... Mansell, cf. Bin 1th ss . Mace, p. Totals.. ■ ■ c e 1 O . ■■ ■ ti 2 6 27 12 5 1NNINÜS. Wilmington .. 2100021 0 0-8 Newark.0 0 4) 0 0 0 0 2 0—2 Earned runs—Wilmington, 2; Newark, 1. Two-base hit—Corcoran. Three-base hit— Snlllvan. Home run—Fields. Total bases— Wilmington, 11; Newark, 8. Sacrifice hits— Lynch, Childs. Stolen bases—Keay, Coogan, Carl. Fields. Base on hails—Wilmington, 4; Newark. 5. Struck out—Johnson, Gilbert, Fields, Childs, Dooms, 2; Mansell, 2; Mace, Lett on bases—Wilmington, M; Newark. 8. Hit by pitched ball—Sullivan, Coogan. Double play—Keay, Lynch, Sullivan and Newell. Passed ball—Childs. Umpire—Michael Mahoney. Time of game—1.38 Championship Record. Won Lost pr ct. Won Lost pr ot New Haven 35 II .0114 Jersey City. ,18 ]8 ,5i » I Baltimore. . .24 12 .867 Washington 18 lit .tsil Hartford ... 11 23 .324 Worcester... 19 12 .«13 21 17 . 563 Wilmington.." 31 .184 Newark Hase Hall Notes. Anderson can pitch. Games to-day ; Jersey City vs. Hart ford, at Oakland Park ; Newark vs. Washington, at Newark ; Wilmington vs. Baltimore, at Wilmington ; New LHaveu vs. Worcester, at New Haven. The Jersey City Club will probably cancel next Sunday's game with the Worcester Club and nlav at Newark iu 8tead ' Newark q-i, e Hartford Club officially released Thirdbaseman^ Say aud PHcher Fagen ye „. erda7 , Winkleman was suspended and Lyaton lately of the New Haven Qub was signed Wilmington will nlav Baltimore to dayu Mike OTî^uke and Tale w"° be thi vi8iting batterv . A uderson:and Corcoran win agaiu be the bome club's battery. O'Rourke pitched against Wilmington on May 17, when Baltimore won on Jack Nelson's errors, The score was 8 to 7 and Wilmington made ten hits, with a total 0 f twelve bases, and earned four runs to Baltimere's two. At tbe club's present showing, it will make more hits and do better work than it did then. The team w jn be t be same, except the addition of Anderson and Keay. Manager Trott .of the Ne vark team has protested yesterday s game on the ground that Anderson being a National League man ' had no ri 8 ht to P lt ®h for Wilming to "' TroU showpd the ineo.sistency of his position by making an offer to Andcr sou to join Newark. Anderson refused and although not desiring a position In the Atlantic Association, will play with Wilmington rather than any other clnb. Manager Simmons will sign him gladly, Stein will pitch tomorrow. Pitcher McCoy has not yet arrived from Washington, but is expected. Dojle, who is sick at his home in North Adams, Mass., is recovering and will soon be here The Wilmington Club is playing win uiug bail, aud to wm from Daiu more. Corcoran has improved wonderfully THE VOTE FOR SHERIFF. At 2 p. m., to-day the votes re ceived by the following candidates are as follows : George C. Kothwell, Purnal J. Lynch, Peter J. Ford, Joseph S Dunlap, J. J. Toner, John T. Dickey, Owen J. Ilession, ■ Frank E. Herbert, ill 8 510 ;i 8 !t 201 117 - 108 - 81 since the dab was home before. Newark series, beside supporting the pitchers iu the best way, he made si* hits with a total of nine bases, and made four runs. Galligan is doing some hit ting. In the Newark three he fire hits with a total of nine bases and five runs. Big crowds are merited at the Balti more series. A great game will take place at the Wilmington grounds on Monday bet ween the Middletown club and the Merritts of this city. Both clubs will present strong teams, and the game will be called at 8.30 o'clock. The Middletown club stands third in the record et Delaware state games. The Dauntless club will go,to Newark to-morrow afternoon and cross bats with the .Delaware College team. The game promises to be an exciting one. Iu the made HIR*M DUGAN'S DEATH. The Coroner's Jury Inventtgatlog His Suspected Murder. Coroner Gamble empaneled the follow ing jury yesterday afternoon: Peter A. Fagan, Frank W. Harold, H. T, Price, George H Marple, Patrick Cahill,Robert Moody, Theodore Steele, John Johnson and John Mowers, to ascertain the of death in the case of Hiram Dugaq color sergeant of the First, raiment. N.G D., who died ftUae City Hall on Wed nesday. I etçr Ä Fagali was made fore jaau aud a. T. Price secretary. The jury first viewed the body, and then went to the City Hall, where the Inquest was held. The first witness was Philip H. Wood, who, with a companion, Stephen South ard, first saw Dugan on Delaware nue. can - uve He testified that as Southard and he were walking out Delaware avenue about 18.45 o'clock, and while passing the ce netery heard some person breathing heavily. They saw Dugan lying down and au first thought he was drunk. Southard struck a match aud peered luto the man's face, but did not know time Brennan had his feet and he to help him raise Dugan. Wood told him that Dugan was badly hurt and could ngfc be lifted to bis feet. Southard and 1 walked to Tenth and Market atrcsöTaud Officer Mofflt was notified. The man was taken to the City Hall. Dr. William G. Pierce, being sworn, testified that he with Dr. Fahey, exam ined the dead man and found the body very much braised. A contusion was about the right eye aud a depression on the back of the head. This latter could have been caused by being étruck with a blunt instrument or by falling. Death was caused directly by the wound on the head. His heart was found in natural condition - Dr. John C Fahey testified to the same facts as already stated by Dr. Pierce. The wound could not have been caused by striking with the knuckles alone but must have been by s blackjack or instru meut or by a fall. As Brennan was not well enough to be present, and as be is the principal witness and the only one, iu fact who knows anything of the affair, the inquest was adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning. The osrouer's jury reconvened this morning. Officer Massey being sworn, testified that three officers carried Dugan Into the station. He was apparently drunk. Massey had been in Dugan's cell five or six times and he still remained in a stupor. While the officers searched him, he appeared to rouse slightly. The doctor was not summoned while Massey was present. No bruises appeared on the prisoner and they did not kuow that he was injured. Sergeant Tucker testified that he and several other officers went in the patrol wagon. They saw >he man lying against the fence and he thought Dngau was snoring. Dugan was placed iu the wagon aud taken to the hall. The officers took the prisoner's coat off and placed it under his head to make him more comfortable. He, also, did not see any bruises or blood on him. About 8 20 o'clock the doctor saw him and said the man was dying aud ordered that he be removed upstairs. Several officers corroborated this testi mony. Dr. Shortlldge testified that about 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning he came to the hall to attend a mau who was sup posed to be uuder the influence of liquor. He examined the mau aud found him dead. Turnkey Colwell testified that when the mau was brought in he took his coat off and made a pillow of it. He went to see him three or four times during the night. When he called the 'prisoner to wash he seemed to rouse up and fall back again. He did not know that he was hurt but thought he was drunk. Foreman Fagan asked him if it was customary to let drunken men stay in this condition until they recovered, and he said it was. He said he would have attended him if he had known he was injured. Stephen Southard testified that Mr Wood said, "There is a man who is laid out." As they came farther they saw Brennan scramble up from the street aud co*e towards them. Wood said that it was a dangerous case. They lifted Dugan up aud placed him against the fence He lighted ft match and looked at Dugan. Wood and he had passed the spot about a halt hour before and did not see anyone there. Brennan told Southard that he knew the men who assaulted them. As Brennan is still not able to be pres ent, the inquest adjourned until Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. him. At this scrambled to asked Wood and Southard ien J was quite felicitous Refreshments or strawberries, ice cream aud cake were served to the auditors. Nothing so good for putting your money into as lots. You will have chance for this by attending Heald Co.'s positive sale June 14. SI. Andrew's Festival. St. Andrew's Choral and Literary So ciety gave an entertainment last night, tbe occasion of the annual festival of the Sunday school. The lectnre room was prettily decorated with flowers, the arrangement being designed by Richard Scudder, A very large audience was present. The vocal soloists were Mrs W.F. Smalley, Miss Belle Wales J. E. King and Samuel Swift; quartette, W. R. Walters, J. T. Clymer, Henry Baird Thomas Benson; piano soloists, Mrs. John Brown, Miss Dorn: violinists, Miss Elsie Swift. Dr. Horace Betts. Harry VanDeventer gave two recita tions in a very pleasing manner, ciebop Coleman made a few remarks and N. G. D. RIFLE PRACTICE. New Regulation* bv the Department. Several Prises «tiered. Lieutenant Colonel O. ,T. Hart, in spector of rifle practice, N. O. D., has issued an order concerning rifle practice, which has received the approval of the military authorities. The order provided that the season for rifle practice shall begin June 1 and end November 80. Commanders of Com panys are «»quested to preserve order at the target matches and a surgeon should be within easy call when possible. There are three classes into which the men will be divided The third class will consist of those who score IS out of a possible 36 at 100 yards ; the second class of those who score 15 points at 800 yards and the first class of those who score 1.6 points out of a possible 86 at 500 yards. The scores at 100 and 200 yards are to be shot standing : those at 600, prone. Those who qualify in the first class will be eleglble to shoot in the state match of honor at 800 yards and 500 yards, 10 shots at each distance. Those who receive a marksman's badge and constitute a class of marksmen: those who make 85 and upwards will constitute a class of sharp shooters and will receive » sharp shooter's silver bar. In no case can a poor score, combined with a good, answer the requirements of the standard for marksmen and sharp-shooters. Those qualifying in the two latter classes will have their names recorded upon a classified roll of state sharp shooters and marksmen. All official practice throughout the state will be conducted on the Creedmoor target. Colonel O. W. Marshall offers a medal valued at $ 20 , to the officer or enlisted man of the First Regiment Infantry, who shall make the highest combined score at 300 aud 500 yards during qualification practice at the state encampment. Captain E. L. Rice, Jr , offers a gold medal, valued at $30 to the officer or enlisted man of Troop B, First Cavalry, who shall make thy li'.gnesl combined score at 200 aud 500 yards during qualification practice at the state encampment. These prizes will ha in addition to the state badges for sharp shooters and marksmen, which may be won In qualification. Hie following matches will take place at the state encampment after the close of qualification practice and will be open to those who qualify sharp-shooters, conditions at, all of the matches; 200 and 600 yards, five shots at each distance: Adjutant generals match, —Prize, a gold medal, valued at $25, offered by Adjutant General R R. Kenney, to become per sonal property after winning three times. Mackenzie match—prize a solid silver love cup, valued at $ 86 , offered by C. K. Mackenzie, Esq., district passenger agent B. & O, railroad ; the prize to be come personal propeity must be won three times. Company team match, open to teams of four men from each company of the First Regiment, Infantry and Troop B, First Cavalry, Prizes to the winning teams: A bronze •medallion repn senting the encampment, of 1880, offered by R. K, Crooks, Esq., proprietor of Brandywine Springs Hotel, which will be the property of the winner : the Thomas medal, competed for in 1887 88 , and at present held by Com pany H. a* marksmen or HARE'S CORNER RACING. Mny Lead* In the ».SO Claas. La His the » Minute and Nerrls Vf lu» the t pedal. The racing at Hare's Corner yesterday was spirited and was witnessed by about 1,000 persons from this city and country around. The 3.30 race was won by Mr. Bullen's b m May, Mr. Chapman's pacing mare Josephine second and R. J. Morrison's colt May Bell third; best time, 8.00 minutes. The 3.00 minute race was won by Dr. Ubrlch hr m La 'Sis, who distanced competitors handsomely. Time, 2.46J. The feature of the afternoon was the special race between Alonso Newlin's br g Norris and D. McCoy's d g Mack. Nor ris won in two straight heats, but the contest was a beautiful one and cannot be better described than by one of the rural visitors, when he said ; "By guns, this is a horse race !" The judges for the afternoon were; Patrick Plunkett, James B. Toman aud Henry Moore. Delaware Field Club Opening. The Delaware Field Club will formally open itsnow grounds at Elsmere to mor row aftsrnoon. J. Ernest Smith. Edwin H. Gayley and Henry L. Tat nall, Jr., are the committee of arrangements. A base ball match between the lawyers and merchants of the club, beginning at 4 o'clock. Tennis will follow. The bowling alley will be ready for use. Tea I served by the Ladles' Organization from 5 until 7 o'clock. The grounds are in a fair condition and a big crowd is expected' at the open ing. Many trains will stop at the grounds, the invitation slip con tains the time table of the Baltimore and Ohio and Wilmington and Northern roads. The grounds will be open to all visitors every day next week, aud a tennis tournament will be played probably on Wednesday. Colored Catholic School. Tbe contract was awarded to John Mulvcua for the building of St. Joseph's school for colored children, and the resi dence of the Sisters of the school, on French street, above Eleventh. Work on both buildings will commence at once. The first story of the buildings will be of stone and tbe second of brick. Right Rev. Bishop Curtis will lay the corner stone on July 6 th. Societies from Chester. New Castle, Hockessiu, Balti more and Washington will take part in the procession. It is expected that Catholics of this vicinity will call a meet ing to arrange for the order and route of the procession. Alumni Association Entertainment. The Alumni Associa'ion of the Boys' High School will give its second enter tainment in the Assembly Ucom of the Boys' High School to-night. Tickets may be obtained at the door. Tne program will be the same as recektly published in these columns with tbe exception that Mrs Boss will give a reading. All the selections will be by graduates, with one exception : Professor S. J. Willey will make the address. A large audience is expected. The entrance to the High School will be on Eighth street. her will bo Associate CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. The ladies' Aid of DaPont Post, No. 2, will present a flag to public school No. 4, this afternoon. It Is rumored that Eldridge J Pierce, of the firm of Pierce A Beesen, le a candidate for postmaster. Charles Keenan has been appointed guard at the Eleventh street park, vice James E. McDermott, resigned. The schooner James Gray, which has been lying at the wharf of the Pnsey and Jones Company, cleared this port yesterday after* noon. Maryland Division, Sons of Veterans, Four! h Encampment, adjourned last evening st 5.SU o'clock, and the delegates returned to their homes. An agent ot the Uayror Electric Company explained its system of police patrol boxes to Ma|or Harrington and several police officers a strawberry festival is being held in the basement of Ht Paul's Cathode Church, at • h ■ c 'i ner of Fourth and Jackson streets, by * Im juung peop.oo. '.no chorea. SPRING ADVICE. (Scientific Magazine]. Be careful of your diet. You do not need heavy food such ing the Winter. Spring may be beautiful, bat It is treacherous. Do not let it deceive into a cold, a fever, malaria monio. Do not throw off your Winter flannels too early. It Is better to suffer a little inconvenience than to take cold. If yon feel tired, feverish or over heated, do not rush off and take ''Spring medicines." Cool yourself down and in this way help your system and purify your blood. If ycu feel hot and thirsty, do not drink large quantities of water or other "long" drinks. It is much better to take a little pure whiskey and water which w-ill quench the thirst, tone the system, and fortify against disease. Remember that only pure whiskey should ever be taken into the svstem, and that the leading chemist, and 'se'en tlsts of the present day unite in declar ing that Duffy's Pure Malt is absolutely the purest and liest. as you require dur you or pneu - WALSH—O'NEIL. Marriage In 8t. Paul's H. O. Yesterday Afternoon. John Walsh and Miss May O'Neil married in St. Paul's U, O. Church, terday afternoon, at 5.30 o'clock, Rev. W. J, Bermlngham. f was bridesmaid aud Thomas Gibson best man. The wedding party went to the future home of Mr, and Mrs. Walsh, at No, 104 South Harrison street, where they held a wedding reception at 7.30 o'clock. Those who were present at the reception heart ily enjoyed themselves. Several gentle men present gave some vocal and musical selections, which were very well received The singing of Thomas O'Neil, Jr , and John Conway was particularly fine. 8 30 o'clock the guests went to the dining room, where Uoy did full justice to the bounteous feast, which had been pro pared. Mr. and Mrs Walsh received many handsome and useful presents, including silver knives, forks and spoons, steel engravings, china sets.crystal sets, vases, bronze statuary aud household furniture The bride and groom will take a short wedding trip to New York. The following named persons attended the reception: William Walsh ami wife. William Welch, Jr. and wife, Thomas O'Neil. William McOloskey and wife, Miss Kate Biggs, Miss Nellie Walsh, Miss Maggie Walsh. Misses May, Maggie aud Annie Devlin, Miss Lottie William son, Miss Lillie Leonard, Mias Annie Conway. Mrs. Ellen O'Neil, Miss Kate Walsh, Mrs. Logan, Mrs, Walsh, John Meinte« and wife, .Thomas O'Neil, Jr, and others. Cl urch were yes by Nina Leonard waa AI Hiram Dugan Hurled. The funeral of Hiram Dugan, the color sergeant of the First Regiment, N. G. D.. who died at the City Hall on Wednesday morning, took place from his residence,No. 826 Bennett street. The funeral was very large, Company F, N. G. D. attended In a body. The ser vices were Rev. D. H, was made in Riverview Cemetery. The pall bearers were Sergeant Michael Collins, Corporal Nell, Corporal James Dond, Privates W. Conner, J. Herneffey und P. McLaughlin. The Tree Hath* Meeting Postponed. The meeting to discuss free baths that was to be held in the Y. M. O. A. roems last evening, was postponed until Monday evening next on account of tne small attendance. Mayor Harrington, Job H. Jackson, H. F. Pickels, William S. Hilles, Esq., George A. Elliot, Esq., E. L. Rice. Jr. and Police Officer George Raymond were present. The old abandoned race on the north side of the Brandywine, be tween the first dam and the bridge is spoken of as a suitable place. MARINE MATTERS. conducted by the Corkran, Interment The three-masted schooner Carrie L. Godfrey is lying at the pulp works. The schooner Willism Schriver is lying at the Cold Soring Ice and Coal Com pany's wharf. The steam yacht Anita is having her boiler repaired at the Pusey & Jones Companys' shipyard. Bushes' barge Century will be dis charged from the marine railway at the Pusey and Jones Company, probably to day. The revenue boats which have been lying at the Pusey and Jones Com pany's wharf, cleared this port yester day morning. Senator Vorhees, of Indiana, will de liver the oration at tho Valley Forge celebration, June 19. The enf rles for the Warren Athle Ic Club sports on Saturday, June 21, will close to morrow. Pears' Soap (Scented and Unsoontedt 1 Md III > A Erjirrsm compote of Ai.c nmraatsTs. FOR SALK. RWELL SAFETY BICYCaE. swm at No 8ffi East Sixth street CAN BE i AMUSEMENTS. QUANDOPE RAHOUHÊr " THE CHORAL CLUB, Wednesday and Thursday, June 18, 19, IN THE Doctor of Alcantara, A Comic Oper», by Benjamin Edward Woolf and Julius Eichberg. Reserved Seats-Parquet Chairs and first two rows of Circ le - 75 Cents; balance of house, 50 Cents; Balcony, 35 Certs Box office open on June 14, at 8 a. m. For Rentals or other business, address, D. P. Wells, Manager ot tbe Academy ot Music. 9 Xv** V-» lts.1 Ck WOjàM; S. 2BC. a'xeciMii- HIRES IMPflOVCO i l ROOT BEER! TIM KÊttsT HAKES ViyTaAtlcSS. ROOT BEER. The most APPETIZING and WHOLESOME TEMPERANCE DRINK In the world. Delicious and Sparkling. THY IT. Ask your Druggist or Grocer for tt C. E. HIRES, Philadelphia. MitclislI A Bash. No. 219 Market St. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT W a have just made a purchase of 250 dozens of Fine Wieaths from a New York manufacturer which will sell at ridiculous prices. Wreaths, wore $1.00, now 29 cents Wreaths, were $1.25, now 30 conta Wreaths, were $1.50, now 40 ccnta We also Loufcht the entire stock from a large hat manufacturer We will sell them at half the former price. Large Milan Flats, 17 ecu is, were 38 cents ino Milan Flats, 40 cents, were 08 ccnta Fine Leghorn Finish Flats, 80 cents, wcio $1.50. Fine Chip Flats, SO cents, were $1,50 Black Leghorn Flats, $1.18, wero $1,75 Finest Quality Leghorn, $1.48, wero $2.00 Those are some of the most won derful Millinery Bargains we have yet offered. Don't wait, as thuso goods, you know, will not last long, We will only soli two hats ami two wreaths to any one customer, as we do not want to sell these goods* to the milliners in quantities. wo I Mitchell& Bash, 219 MARKET ST. DIAMOND STATE r¥ f V, * "IN MS' . ma r ■ I iiiiil LAGER BEER ▲HO PORTER BREWERY, WILMINGTON, DEL. Office and Brewery. N. W. Cor. Fifth aa) Adams Sts. Telephone 183. Depot and Saloon, Nos. 223 and .226 Klag St Telephone EM. Uhlnuinif • FRANCIS KELLI & CO.. SOLE PROPRIETORS OF TH» OBANQE GROVE AND BEAVEB VALU Y FUSE RYE WHISKIES. Choice Cologne Spirit». 103 Market and 102 Bhioiey Bus wiLMimiToa. net. » I I 3 . ZEIBlSriEIR BOTTLER ov Soda, Sarsaparilla. Ginger Ale and Weiss Beer. Orders from the city or State taken at th* depot, 3UU FRENCH STREET, prompUi attended to. BOTTLED LAGER BEER AND PORTER P EBNER Fourth and Union Sts, 1 I UUiliill, CaU Telephone 518. ALLEN HOUSE. CHRISTIANA, DEL. One of the oldest hotels in tne State, 1 have taken the above house and have *ada tt a driving resort, aud hope by a strict atten tion to tho wants of my patrons to merit a» share of your patronage. _ Bar stocked with as fine a line of Liqnortf. any hotel in the State. Careful hostlers. utl ll HA 6 EMÎ KK, Pronrletor. BM MECHANICS' HOTEL, N. W. Cor. Eleventh St. and R. B. Ay«,' (Opposite Pullman Car Works.) PHILIP AMBOLD, .Phot, Board by the Day or Week. Meals at all hours of Accommodation for Bar supplied with a Fine line of Wines», Liquors and Cigars. A share of solicited. Stabling and shading for horses 9 theday. Fifty GnevfsJ your patronage tp reapectfnll« PHILIP AMBOLD, Prop. PATRICK FAHEY No. 1322 West Fourth Street, Carpenter, Contmtor end Rnilder, Estimates Furnished for wor i ot all kinds Satisfaction guaranteed uoUt in orlue mtum workmanship.