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tj ft | < F' I * I y, I f It 111 * ( 1 1 11 1 % fj Iv, « § I I III off Uliy I Ls JLr A A JlV JL* 'WILNESSES FOR C0LT0X. THEY TESTIFY THAT HE MEANT NO HARM. Testimony That De'it epanta'« Vote Was Held In Abeyance Until Inspector BColton Should Oa| Advice From the Federal Court—Vtlmnml Alitchel), Jr., Held the Paper«. When court resumed after recess yes terday afternoon the trial of Franklin B Colton for refusing to a.'cept the vote of Louis DeStepauis, was proceeded with. Benjamin Nields opened the case for the defence. He proposed to show that tbe defendant did not knowingly and •wilfully refuse the vote of Louis De Stepanis. His client was acting as a pub lic officer in an official capacity, and •unless it could be proved that be had formed a judgment against tbe person knowing this to be wrong, he could not be convicted Counsel then read the oath administered to inspectors of elections, and proposed to show that there wore reasons before his client's mind why he be ieved that DeStepanls was was not entitled to exercise the franchise. William P. Voshell, who, with Frank D. Carpenter, was a judge at the Twelfth election district polls on election day, testified that when DeStepanls pre sented his papers and offered to vote that day. Mr Coltou said that he could not accept his vote until he had advice on the legality of certain similar papers pre sented by James McLaugiin and Nicholas Fidance on tbe same day, and held in abeyance then. These votes were held in abeyance because the naturalization papers which they presented were different iu form from a blank furnished to the inspectors aad judges. Mr. Nields offered tuis blank in evi dence, but the attorney-general ob jected and the chief justice declared it was not evidence of anything. The Chief Justice—" Where did this paper come from?'' Witness—"I saw it come from Mr. Colton's pocket." Tbe witness said that he had received all the tax receipts presented at the win dow that day, but he had no knowledge of having received either the tax receipt or ballot from DeStepanis Coltou told him that he held the papers in abeyance until he had received advice from the United States Court, wnither he had sent a messenger. After DeStepanis's vote was refused he did not return to the window or attempt to vote that dav The testimony of William P. Voshell was then continued. When Joseph L, Carpenter came back he said that be had seen Judge Wales, who pronounced the papers to be genuine. Mr. Colton asked for a written statement to that effect, which Mr Carpenter did not have. Mr. Colton said he was willing to take Mr. Carpenter's word» on anything but iu politics. This occurred while the mes senger sent by Mr. Colton to the Federal Court was still absent. Tbe defendant did not refuse to accept the vote of De but merely held it iu abeyance until he had received, such information as would satisfy him of the validity or Invalidity of the naturalization papers in question. The court here asked United States Commissioner Smith how many kinds of , naturalization blanks were used by the Federal Court. Mr. Smith explained that there were three. One for honorably discharged United States soldiers, one for minors who came to this country under age, and a third for ordinary foreigners about to be naturalized. A number of blanks used for minors, printed for them had a misspelled word, and could not be legally used. These were distributed to the election inspec tors to enable them to mark the differ ence between the first and last papers, which are frequently confounded. These minor's blanks were different in form from tbe others, and it was oue of these minor's blanks which Colton had in his possession. The cross-examination of William P. Voshell was then begnn by the attorney general. There were four or five votes held in abeyance during this day. An argument arose on this question as to whether tbe witness had said that fonr or five votes exclusive of McLaughlin's, Fidance's and DeStepanis's, were held in abeyance. The witness denied this stoutly, and the attorney general as stoutly maintained it. The court decided that the witness was right. The witness did not know who the messenger was who was sent by Mr. Colton to the United States Coart, nor could be tell whether he ever came back or not. At this point the jury was discharged until 10 o'clock this morning. A few minutes after 10 o'clock this morning the judges took their places on the bench, and proceeded to bear testi mony in the case of tbe state vs. Colton. S. Rodmond Smith, clerk of the United States Court, was called for the defence and, in answer to Mr. Nislds, said the paper produced and used by Mr. Colton as a criterion on election day, was the form of a naturalization paper used for a minor. It was condemned because of a misspelled word, and furnished to the inspectors of elections at the instance of Marshal Mabaffy. He had no authority for furnishing these forms, and did it only te accommodate the ap pltcants and to assist as a guide for the inspectors In distinguishing between the first and final papers furnished to for eigners There was a slight difference between the verbal construction in this and tbe ordinary naturalization forms. The court then was asked to admit tbe form in evidence. The attorney general objected on the ground that it had not been proved that this was the particular paper used by Captain Colton on election day. Captain Mitchell testified that this was the paper which Colton had used. Ha saw him use it and compare ether papers with it during that day. Mr. Colton gave this paper to witness to bring it to tbe United States Court, together with the papers of James McLaughlin, to ascertain the latter's validity. The paper was then admitted as evidence. James McLaughlin, whose condition was the cause of a double postponement of the Coltou trial, was the next witness. He testified that be lived at No. 1710 West Eighth street, in the Twelfth election district. He offered to vote that day, but Frank D. Carpenter challenged his vote on the ground that the natural ization papers which he produced were not final. Mr Colton took possession of the papers and said that he would hold them on advice The witness did not vote 1 h it dav, It was the first election at which he ftUed to recoid his vote for twelve years The papers now in his possession was a duplicate issned in May 1888. after * he had lost his first naturalization papers The witness was asked if Mr. Colton bad been the officer of tbe election in 1888, when bis vote was accepted on the same papers, but as the witness did not know Mr. Colton then he was unable to say. He was severely cross-examined by the attorney general. The wU.mss was denn y marshal on the day of the last election. William H. Biliary, a United States uperyiaor of the Twelfth election dis t> e.i , tesufied that on the day of election Mr. Coltou stood iu the centre of the window, Mr Carpen'er to his r*gh'an 1 M Voshell to his left. Mr F.irkum stood close behind Voshell and the wit ness nearly behind Mr Colton James McLaughlin offered to vote, Mr Coltou held it in abeyance, he said, until he bad advice upon the matter The same was the case with Nicholas Fidance. lately refused. The psoers of both were handed to Captain Mitchell, that be might take or set d them to the Federal Court, to ascertain from Judge Wales if they were correct. When Louis DeSteoanis appeared be produced his naturalization papers and the same action was taken. DeStepauis did not present a ballot, but he could not tell whether he had a tax reoeipt or not Vbe naturalization papers of DeStepanls were held on the same condition of the others Iu ^cross-examination he stated that he * had no recollection about the attention of Mr. Colton being drawn to the provision in the naturalization papers, which specified that the ap plioant was admitted to citzeushif. It was the unanimous opinion of the iudges that the vote of James McLaugh lin should not be accepted. The witness said that he examined the naturlization papers handed in by DeStepanls, but he saw DeStepanls at the same time,and the latter could not have handed up a ballot Captain Mitchell was recalled by Mr. Nields. He testified that he was the Republican challenger in company w'th J. Eldridge Pierce on that day. He challenged the vote of Nicholas Fidance about 10 o'clock that morning. Fidance produced papers and handed them to Mr. Colton, who compared them with a copy which he bad. 'Mr.. Coltou said he could not accept the vote until he had obtained advice as to whether the papers or the copy which he held was ccr rect. Tbe next vote challenged on that day was McLaughlin's. They were also held in abeyance as was also those of Louise DeStepauis. About 4 o'clock on that day witness at the sag gestion of Mr. Colton took tbe papers the Federal Court, out the court was i in session, about brought to Judge day and at 4 o'clock grew angry be cause his wishes had not been attended to, as he could not keep the matter open longer. He reported to Mr. Colton about his unsuccessful visit to the Federal Court about 5 SOo'clock that day. The witness admitted that he had de ceived C Lon by not going at once ami having the qufs.ion settled. Mr Colton said ho was determined that f these people had a right to vote they shoull be permitted to do so. None of these voters returned to vote after 2 30 o'clock. In croîs examination he declared that it was not his purpose to deceive Coltnn with intention of depriving these people of their votes but to keep himself from being sent away from the polls at that time. The examination of Captain Mitchell was characterized bv sharp, wordy con flicts between the witness and the at torney general. Court adjourned until 3 30 o'clock. Hard Times (or the Saratoga The schoolsbip Saratoga, which left Philadelphia for the Barbadoes last month, encountered a terrific gale after leaving the Breakwater, which continued for four days, and during which the ship was driven out of her course 600 miles east of Cape May. The constant tossing and pitching in the heavy seas opened some of the seams in the old ship and she began to take water Pumps had to be used every hour and some of the boys were badly seat ed. The first cutter was carried away The ship eventually reached ^her destination, much to the relief of the boy crew 8aya Frazer Originated It. William H Lee said to aa Evening Jotonat, reporter this morning that be believed the bill to legislate him out of the registrar's office originated in the erratic brain of Edmund B. Frazer. He does not know whether Mr Frazer is anxious to supplant him or not. but the latter has, Mr. Lee says, several other projects on hand, and Frazer wishes to avoid public attention by creating a di version toward this project. Mr. Lee does not think the bill stands the least show of passing. Retired from the Company A. A. Capelle, who has been president of the Capelle Hardware Company since its organization, has severed his connec tion with the corporation, having sold all his stock. At a meeting of the present stockholders, William Kenwortby was elected president; Joseph W. Reybold, vice president, and Thomas M. Janvier, secretary and treasurer. l or Colored Schools In the report of the Ross Education bill in yesterday's Evening Journal, the paragraph about the increase of appro priation from $6,000 to $10,000, should have referred to the colored schools. The bill also provides for free text books. When Neither vote was then ahso to not Mr. Colton was anxious having the papers Wales that CITY MEWS IN BRIEF. The Golden Rod Social Club gave a sociable at No. 2116 Market street last evening. Mrs. S. T. Rorer told how to make bread and rolls at the Builders' Exchange this afternoon. The new sh sars of the Pusey and Jones Company has been completed and is now the largest iu the state. The Pusey and Jones Company is building a paper machine for the Glen Falla, N. Y., Paper Company. Manuel Ricbenberger has sold his interest iu Sharpe's Hotel, at Front and Market streets, to John Golt. The handsome banner which was recently presented to DuPont Post, is on exhibition in C. F. Rulolph's window. Mrs. Hannah Bennett, wife of the late John Bennett, died on Tuesday. 8) years old, and was buried In Old Swedes' Ceme tery this afternoon. Phil. Sheridan Post, No. 13, G. A. R., last evening decided to attend the funeral of their commander,Hiram P. Armstrong, to morrow afternoon. The Grand Conclave of Delaware, Heptasophs or 8 W. M. ,met in adjourned session in the Eckel Bnildiug last even ing and installed the recently elected officers. a PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Miss Edith Avden is visiting friends at Millington, Md. Miss Ella Brown is the gnest of Miss Maggie F irres at Smyrna Congressman-elect John W. Cansey of Milford was in Wilmington yesterday. Major James R, Lofiand and Daniel Burton of Milford were in this city yes terday. Conductor J. A. Havgardof the Mary land division, is in Upton, Ind., attend ing the funeral of his brother. Mr and Mrs, William H. Bird of Salt Lake City, who have been visiting Levi O Bird in this city, returned hom« ye* ' terday. G. A. R. F.5C»MHMtNT. Veterans of DttltAwar«* •vleet In Kleventti Annual "leswlon To-day. Stuff Correspondence Evknino Journal. Nkw CA'TI.R, Feb 19 —The eleventh annual encampment of the Department ■ f Delaware, G A R., opened in the Opera House, this city, at '.0 o'clock this morning. Every incoming train brought large squads of veterans from all over the state, and before the encampment was called to ordrr for business by Depart ment Commander Samuel Lewis at. 10 o'clock, tuts city was full of old soldiers, wearihg the brass button» and Grand Army hat Tee street corners were dotted with the boys iu blue, and groups could bo seen all tbe morulug engaging in hearty handshakings. At the City Hall the members of the W C T. U. began preparations early in the day, for feeding the guests, in the second story of that building. Tables were set across the spacious room and laaen with a sumptuous dinner The decorations in the room were superb and by noon the room presented a must pleasing appearance. The Council of Adm nisi ra'ion met at 8.30 o'clock in the rooms of Captain Evan 8. Wa'son Post, No. 5, G A. R . In the third story of the City Hail. Its session was a long one. At 9.80 o'clock the Committee on Credentials, posed of the following rades, met iu tbe Opera House. Assistant Adjutant General John B. Stradley, chairman ; Robert McCaulley, Post 28 R H Williams. Post 8; WÎ1 Ham O'Connor, Post 13; Lawrence F Fisher, Post 4; John J, Qorm ley. Post 5. The Opera House was handsomely decorated with flags, ban ners aad Grand Army insignias by J. Harry Rogers and Edward Challenger. Comrade A. J. Schrack of Phil Sheridan Post, No 83, who was appointed acting assistant adjutant genera! on the staff of tbe department commander, for duty at the encampment, reported to Commander Lewis at 8.30 o'clock, and be is now the busiest man at tbe meeting. Immediately after calling the conven tion to order. Commander Lewis stated that it gave him great pain to announce that Judge Veazey of Rutland, Vt., national commander in-chief of the Q A R . who was to have visited the encampment, could not be here. He said that the desnatcb which he had received stated that the commander iu cbief bad made every effoit to get here, but found be could not leave New York in time, after attending General Sher man's funeral. All engagements that had been made In connection witl Judge Veazey 's visit were therefore canceled. The committee on credentials sub mitted the following report of those en titled to vote at the encampment; Department Commander Samuel Lewis, Senior Vice W W. Walker. J, V. John W Messick, Claplain James McCoy, Surgeon T, j Owens, Assistant Adjutant General John B Stradley, Assistant. Quartermaster Genera! James McDowell, Inspector W. O Qriffenberg, Past Department Commanders Peter B.Ayars, Daniel Rost, W. E. Griffenberg, and others. com com Encampment Fo ei Robert N. Martin of Post 5 is officer of the gnard, and Comrade Kendall of Post 23 is officer of the day At 11 o'clock a telegram was read from Speaker John P. Douahoe from Dover, congratulating the encampment on reaching the eleventh anniversary of its establishment, and staging that be greatly regretted his inability to be present The contest for department officers will be a hot one. As it now looks Dr A. F. Hopkins of Snssex county will be the department commander, and A M Uizar sf this city, senior vice com mander. XVatr Is Thief Tried Municipal Court opened this morning with Charles Biddle in the dock charged with drunkenness and fined |1 and costs; James Murphy, drunk. $1 and costs; John Boyer, arrested on suspicion, was dismissed; John Buck, colored, charged with assault and battery on his wife, Hannah Back, was hold iu $300 bail for to morrow's court; Samuel Sewell, colored, was charged with the robbery of the jsweiry store of A. E DeNotman die. No 803 Shipley street on Saturday Sewell asked for a continuance, and he was held in $560 bail for to morrow's court. George Robinson, colored, was charged with the larceny of $11 from Louis Woodlawa. He was h-ld in $200 bail for to-morrow's court. Thomas Garighee was fined $50 and costs for sell ing liquor without a license at No. 107 East Water street.. Morris—Scott. Silas Morris and Miss Mary E. Scott, both of Heaford, were married at the house of John H Scott, No 1004 West Seventh street, this city, by Rev. C. K. Morris, pastor of Silverbrook M. E. Church, last evening. Only tbe imme diate members of the families witnessed the ceremony. After the marriage a re co at ion was held which was attended by the following persons : Mr. and Mrs. James T. Scott., Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Scott, Mr, and Mrs. W. Whiteley Scott, Mr. and Mrs Philip Vandegrift, Miss Saliie Scott, Miss Jennie M. Scott, Miss Kate Scott, Miss Edith Scott, Master Raymond Scott, Miss Edith Walter, Miss Nallle Vandyke, Conrad Conaway and David H. Lank. ' Levy Court'« Routine, The Levy Court continued the exami nation of Assessor Wbann's lists yester day afternoon, and be was discharged until Friday. At this morning's session tbe auditing committee on Appoquiui mink hundred's road commissioner's accounts reported that they were correct. The balance dne the commissioner from Collector Truax for 1889-90 is $1,762.70. Country Produce. .Allen, the well known huckster, has opened a store known as the working peo ple's market at No 2334King street, where will be a full line of live and dressed poultry, fish, oysters, sweet and white potatoes, butter, eggs, marsh rabbits and a full line of foreign fruits at lowest market prices. Give him a call. Dr. Riddick to Speak. The aoncert at the U. A. M. E. Church on Friday night, February 37, will open with an address by Dr. Riddick. POLICE NEWS. A young woman giving the name of Ella Barnes was found wandering about the streets early yesterday morning aud was removed to the police station. She complained of being very ill aud was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital. Samuel Sewell, the colored man who held at Municipal Court this was morning for burglary, Is an old offender and the police believe him to be one of the members of the band of thieves which has been committing depre dations in this city for the last two months. Sewell arrested b ' Officer Scott. He w* s held ou specific charge ot the the theft of watches from DeNormaudio's store. He bad the waicLes in bis possession and tried to have one repaired at a jsweiry store on West Eighth street, aud it was identified thery.by tie owner and owner was I The the R W COUNTY CONVENTION CuOsES The New Castle W. C. T. IVa Afternoon amt Kveutug Sessiana—Mis. Klee's Ad dress. Staff C'orref imodenre Evknino .! or ils A 1 .. Nkvv CastLK. Feb 1». — lust before the opening of yesterday afternoon's session of tbe W, C. T. U. county con venUoa, all those iu attendance at the session assembled in the county jail ami were shown through that building by the officials tlmre. The afternoon ses sion began prompCy at 3 o'clock and. after devotional exercises the president, Mrs, V. L Gulberteon, mtde her annual address. Her reniants were replete with wise and important suggestions, and were received with an unanimous vote of thanks by the convention. The reports of the various unions were then heard They all contained graphic ac counts of the work doue since the last convention They were read as follows: Wilmington—Mrs Annie Semfls; Wil mington "Y," —Miss Anna W. Hoopes; boutli Wilmington—Mrs Alice8. Powell; Hilles Union, Highlands—Miss Anna M. Sayers; Willard Union—Miss Emma Coming: Bockessin—Miss Mary P Heald; Newport—Mrs. Mary B. Green; Marshal ton and Stanton—Mrs X Bennett; Newark—Mrs. Mary B. Donnell; Newcastle—Mrs A E, Davidson: Mid dletowu—Mrs. V. W. Massey: Town ssnd—Mrs. Saille R Taylor; Newport "Y"—Miss Ella Johnson; Middletown "Y" — Mrs L C. Moore The Committee on Credentials reported forty-five dele gales and twenty-two officers present Brief sei vices of song were held dur ing the session, Miss Miriam Davidson presiding at the organ. Mrs Annie Maloney, who represented Delaware at the national convention last year,read an extremely iutereatlng paper on ' Reminis cences of the National Union," , En couraging reports of juvenile work, par licularly that iu connection with the Loyal Temperance Legion were sub mitted The president,Iu a brief speech, strongly advocated the petitioning of Congress to prohibit tbe sale of intoxi cants at the World's Fair in Chicago. Miss Jussle B Fogg read an essay on ' Our Boys," which was heartily ap plauded It contained suggestions to improve them morally, and in doing this to Instruct and amuse also The election of officers was then held with Miss Mill? and Miss Alice Johnson as fellers Mrs. V, L Culbertson of Middletown was re-elected president; Urs E Elina Pyle of Laudenburg, secre tary, and Mrs M E Watson of New port, treasurer. Miss Mary P. Heald's paper on "Hygiene" vas received with much enthusiasm, and after a vote of thanks bad beeu tendered her, it was unanimously decided to have the etsay published as a national leaflet. A c mi municatiou from Miss Frances E Willard, national president, was read, requesting each union to lay aside a cer tain amount of money annually, to be known as the "self denial fund.'' A rising vote of thanks was tendered the Wilmington newspapers for their courtesy to the convention on motion of Miss Hilles, who said that no conven tions had more cause to be greatfnl to the press for the many kindnesses bestowed upon its uniois and their cause than bad those of Delaware At 4 o'clock Mrs Rice conducted a children's meeting in tbe Sunday school room of tbe church Tbe Newport delegation extended the convention a cordial invitation to bold its fifth annual session at that place. The invitation was accepted. The business ses lo i w ts then c o ied * The evening session was the most in teresting of the day. Every pew of the church was filled and there were many chairs in the aisles. The M E Church choir, assisted by a large orchestra, under the leadership of J B. Maulove. sang several choice selections, the anthem "Mighty Jehovah" being especi ally well rendered. Mrs. R. H Matlack offered a beautiful prayer Mrs Cul bertson then introduced Mrs Helen G. Rice, who delived an eloquent lecture ou "What At Us made a few choice remarks, in which he said that such an able and interesting address he bad seldom heard from a woman as he had heard from Mrs R'ce Miss Hilles offered a resolution of thanks to the people of New Castle, the trus tees, pastor and choir of the M E. Church and the orchestra, for their hearty co operation and tbe cordial re ception given tbe convention Tbe pleas ant occasion then came to an end iu a short prayer and benediction by Rev. W. P. Patterson. to a We Owe to the couclusiou. Children " Dr Hubbard Scott M. E. Church Officers Scott M E Church held its fourth quarterly conference last evening. The following stewards wore elected for the eosningyear; L. T.Qrubb, A S Feoster, William H Updike, Owen Hughes, H. S Valentine. J D Aldred, John W. Pennell, Charles P. Harvey, Julius E. Smith, Alexander Merton, James H. Keene, J C F. Carver and William D Holllngshead ; recording steward. L. T. Grubb: district steward. William U Updike. Committee on Missions— L. T. Grubb, Owen Btughes. E. L MeKeag, J. E. Smith, E. W. Clair; Sunday schools—J. D. Aldred, J. H. McKaig, Joseph H Bartlett, Irene Hepbron, Mrs. Josephine Campbell. Tracts—The Ep worth League Temperance—Alexan der Thomas, E E. Dickerson, William H Howard Pennington. MeKeag A. 8, Feaster, L. H. Wilson, George Davis, J D. Aldred. Church Extension—William H, Valentine, Wil liam H. Foster, John W. Pennell, F. O Bennett, J. C. F Carver. Records—Joseph H. Davis, Sllter, James F. Lank A resolution was adopted asking that, the Rev. J. P. Otis be appointed paster of the church by tbe next conference. W. Clair, L. Updike, Education— E L. Church John T. Seventeenth Birthday. The friends of Miss Eva Donnelly ten dered her a pleasant surprise pirty last evening at her home, No. 112 Lincoln street, in honor of her 17th birthday. The evening was pleasantly spent in dancing and playing games, meats were served at a late hour. Among those present were Misses Eva Donnelly, Reba Wolsey, Minnie Wocatch, Maud Morrow and Marne Pierce. Messrs Harry Horn, George Green, Gilbert Anderson, Clifford Irons, Joseph Morrow, Joseph Pierce, Howard Donnelly and Francis J. Kirke. Refresh Slight Fire at Mtunight. A slight fi.-e was discovered about 13 30 o'clock this morning in the kitchen of the house of Barret F. Munsen, No. 308 East Ninth street. An alarm was sent in from box No. 6 at Tenth and Walnut streets, and the Fire Department was quickly on the scene, but a stream from one of the extinguishers on the Delaware truck was sufficient to put out the fire. The fire caught from a stove. The damage was about $50. Dragged ICehiml tbe Car, Mrs. George Lewis of Twenty fourth and Market streets, was alighting from an electric car in front of her residence yesterday, when her clothes caught the rear of the car Before she could release herself the car started, aud Mrs. Lewis j_ J fifhn r.wv* Laal-rvwaa lUwJreofo. was dragged fifty feet bexore Conductor Mason discovered her. Fortunately sue . was not hurt, and was able to depart without assistance. No blame attaches to the conductor. , TWELFTH annual reception. The Montetloro Mutual Beneficial Society Celebrates with a Ball The twelfth annual reception of the Moutefiore Mutuel Beneficial Society was »riven in Webster's dancing academy, iu Eden Hall last evening The reception was held in aid of a building fund. The reception was one of the most successful that have been held in this city for some time, and the costumes were a marvel of beauty. Many of the women wore ornamented with beautiful diamonds and other lustrous gems, and the whole bright sceue was one of almost indescribable beauty and gaiety. The grand march was led by Mr. and Mrs. I)a Id Abramson and they were followed by about thirty couples. 1)1 rectly following the leaders were Mr. and Mrs Manne) Richen berger, Mr and Mrs R W. Walters, Mr. and Mrs, Hairy Pizor. Misses Walters of Philadelphia, Mr and Mrs John Qolt, and others, There were also present many persons from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and Mrs. J Bridgman and daughter, M Ryan, Emmett Morrison, 8. Wallace, Charles Courtney. Frank Courtney and others. The reception committee comprised R W 'Valters, Manuel Richenberger. Max Ephraim, Nathan Lieberman. David Abramson and 8 Slcslngor. After the reception supper was served at Ainscow's restaurant. of and Is Tu l)l«t>lrt the Cllv. A prominent business man yesterday proposed tbe following scheme for ex pending the $300.000 which it is proposed to borrow to improve the streets: "The best plan would be to Introduce a bill immediately, abolishing tbe commission entirely and dividing the city into five districts. Fromeachof thise districts one man could be elected at the oily election on the first Saturday in June for a term of t wo years. These met) then could take charge of the loan, and as the people would elect them directly the result would be perfectly satiefactory." The Equitable Assurance Company. Nkw York, Feb. 13—Among the directors present at tbe annual meeting of the Equitable Assurance Company to day were Governor Amos of Massa chusetts, General Horace Porter, Cbatiu cev M. Depew and Levi P. Morton. President Henry B Hyde of the company presided The report of the company s business for the year »bowel assets, $119,343,744; mrplus, $23 746,447; In come. $35.038,683; new assurance for the year, $803,816,407; total assurance out standing, $780,662,47" Two Painful Accident«.* W. H , Harman, a carpenter in tbe em ploy of the J. dorton Poole Company had several of his Anvers badly torn by a plaliing-machine while at work this morning Jehu Lloyd, a moulder in tbe employ cf the same Company, was struck on the head by a derrick yea terday afternaon and was pick'd up senseless. Dr. Blockaun attended both men. The CoroneCn Long lient. Coroner Charles E. Sparks has not bad a cat-e for the past fortnight, a longer time than has been known iu tbe coroner's office for years. He is very grateful to the people of the county for abstaining from violent deaths, as he was overcrowded with work at the beginning of his term. Iron Shear Mam Ual.eii. Tbe second pair of masts for the new fifty ton shears of the Pttgey and Jones Company were raised this morning. The masts are of boiler iron and are 96 feet long. The mast» wer» raised in nlace by the combined efforts of two steam hoist ing machines, and the work was a very trying operation. An Athletic exhibition will be given in the Academy of Music on Wednesday evening February 25. The wind up will he between John Staunard and Jack Hopper of New York. ITEMS OF INTEREST Claba —"Da tell me, Jack, what ia the meaning of the word 'bock' that I hear so much about just now, in connec tion with the habits of young men?" Jack —' Hock? Oh, yes! It's a kind of wine." "A kind of wine, eh? Is it imported?" "Oh 4 dear, no! It's an Indian beverage, very popular among the Pawnese."— Boston Courier. Livkr disease, biliousness, dyspepsia, or indigestion, and til derangements of the stomach and bowels cured by Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, or money paid for it returned. Mbs ConwiOGER—"When your hus band goes shooting aren't you afraid tbe gun might burst and kill him?" Mrs. Malaprop—"Oh, no, my dear. He'» very careful and always uses a double-barrel gun.' —Week's Sport. Every ingredient employed iu pro ducing Hood's Harsapariila is strictly pure, and is tbe best of its kind it ia possible to buy In the course of pre paring Hood's Sarsaparilla everything is carefully watched with a view to attain ing the best results. Tbe cradle la an Institution that is as old as the human race. It might almost be called the rock of age.—Buffalo Ex pies». 1 offer this week tbe following bargains in slightly used pianos: 1 Decker Bros. ' Grand. 1 Knabe & Co Square. 1 Chickering Upright. 1 Chickering Square. 1 Stearling Upright. 1 Fisher Square. 1 Raven & Bacon Square. These are rare bargains, and many of them are as good as new. E»sy monthly payments. U. F. Ruuklen, 710 Market street. She (adjusting her skates)—"Oh, isn't tbe Ice beautiful? Tbe lake is just like a huge mirror."—"Yes, and if yon don't look oat, vouTI be pretty apt to see your sell In It,"—American Grocer Du. Dk Haudt's Pennyroyal Pills are Ute only genuine pennyroyal pills made At druggists and by mail, $1 Office, 303( N. 9th St., Phila. Ladies beware of imitations. "Wasn't it dreadful to listen to tbe whistling of tbe bullets Iu battle?" "Ob, not so very. You see the ballets never whistled any of the pipular airs of the day."—New York Sun. j^offcÊ.'-CinzÈNS' ME ii f iNG—Clfl Ken s of the Third. Teuto, Eleventh and Twelrih wards are invited to ««(tend a ratet '»* the -vcccacoo Ration Saturday even iQftUQt, ftt * O'clOCk, l*«lil HtteilCi ance re«iaesud. a* buslue?» of Importance is . to be traaeacted. : "Whv do you call your wife 'Urn breila?'" "Because the first time I ran against her she look my eye,"—New York Journal. NOTICE . PATRICK Ft AGGERTY, 4' tv. Gif NT, PATRICK HaNBT, James grant. Leaving Unpaid Billa. I The company which produced the play, ) "Lights and Shadows," at the Academy J of Music the first three nights of this 1 J} week, left this city with unpaid bills, and la evidently playing In hard | luck, as It left unpaid bills ln Haiti more and other places where It performed It has been playing to empty houses for some time,-Ithough the play F Is a v»ry g»ud one. The company I« iu FA debt, to the manager of the Clayton House for the hoard of the company * while playing here ' -, „ . The Croat Kntfiuh Complexion KO Ai*. SOAP. B. r flf all DiBßEists, trat beware of Imitations. ' TEETH EXTRACTED FREE I OF C II AUGE When a set, Is ordered. ASetofTeetli $5 Best Set, ■ 8 Teeth Filled, 60c, up. TEETH EXTRACTED, 25c WITH VITALIZED AIR, 5Dc At 815 Market Street, Over A. & P. Tea store. Open Evening*. DR. F. E. SMITH, DENTIST, Unuluatt» Baltimore College of Dental Sarg'y AMUNKMKNTS. E s NIGHTS NIGHTS AND SATURDAY M ATINEE. Comnutulnn NIGHTS •» NIuH'iS .) To-night, Thursday, Febrnary 19. WEBER & FIELD'S OWN SPECIALTY COMP'Y Comprising ARTISTS 1 r> 15 Pronounced bv ore»» and public tbe st rong cat Vaudeville Show on the road. Headed by the World'* Premier Entertainer, FRANK BUHH Popular prices: 15,20,80,73 cents. Special arrangements can be made at this popular house for benefits fer societies, lodges and clubs by applying to Manager Jermon. FEBRUARY 23 AND 24, "THE BURGLAR. n GRAND OPERA HOUSE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Thursday, February 19, LILY CLAY'S Colossal Gaiety Company I FORTY-ARTISTS -FORTY Presenting theGrend Musical Soiree."Reality In Dreamland." Tbe Gorgeous Burlesque. "Antony and Cieopatra." The Spectacular Burlesque, 'Robin Hood." Priées, S5, 35. 5» and 75c. TO-MORROW NIGHT. "AN HUSH AH4B." GRAND OPERA HOUSE, ONE NIGHT ONLY'. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20. Preiare to laugh* BOBBY BAYLOR Is coming in AN IRISH ARAB. A »conic farce comedy In every detail. Prices. 35,35,60 and <S cents. POLITICAL. ÜOB ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR, SOUTHERN DISTRICT, CITY OF 55TL MINGTON, 1691, John F. Callahan, OF THE TENTH WARD, a Pubjcct to the rtecislo i of the Democratic Partv. »U81MER8 ÜAItUd. 'JMiOMAS Moll UGH, WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER, No. 18 Market Street, is Wilmington, Delaware. JAMES A. KELLY, WINE MERCHANT, Sole fAgent for Bohemian Budweiss Beer. Corner Tenth and Shipley streets. Telephone 414. ItHFECT CKIOUSTC* sBewT>uwrt; PBU0LÖ J \ s £ ADJUST tSBfr \£UAR«8T££D, Care fifth and Mark*« Strath, W.iutactaa o»< - CITT BPSINKSS niRVCT»BT ' ****** J BARKLEY & BROS. CO.', «hand Wench J} 1 *,«!. LANG, Fltth and French street«, L'\V \5 ,K Çv. *'3 West Eighth «tree*., CHARLEH A'KTTs h" U E^F-'i^hetreel „ Hllk9 H1 „, „ allk , r9 ARTISANS'SAVINGS BANK.nm Market *t CENTRAL NATIONAL HANK,5th A vivrket F '?HIL7 pa B nv f 1 ? AN,) TRUST FA K.VtEUS* ItANKuF KwAs'i. North east corner Third and visrket street*. * lI ?îi A k. Î* ANK ' ^»'theaat ner Fl-fh ani Market <*or -, fuels. NATIONAL BANK OF DEL WA5'E. N. R. T, n«r a* Ixth unci Marker «treel». national hank of wilminoton AND BRANDVWINE. Accoant« KHleltwî; private *afe drp'islt box«« for rent; North went eorner .Second and Market hi reel*. tHÇLCRlTY TRUST A XD SAFE DEPOSIT „ IM ANI . No. 61» Market street ''N ON NATION u, BANK. 606 lla-Aef, St. WILMINtllON SAVINGS FUND HuCIHTY, Hoitheawt corner Ninth and Market atreetu. Hlcyrlea. B. F. McDANIEI, Ar^H).. ton» Market s'reet. t*. Shop« anil Rubbern, tit- '•H' PIKE, No, 304 Market strrv-t. r 184 Kin r a rent. înîiV*« L;. 1 LJ A N VI RU . BM Market street. JOHN MoV E\, corner I ront A Market »I rrel JOHN I' WALKS K, Nu.13 East t'h ril street Bottler« and Brewer« CJSXS? îi'iNRIL till and Union i 809 French FOOBD HOÎTLlVu CO .cor,titb and Drang* Hartman a fkrrknradh co . uivc * .All' *, v , e »ndt^ott St.. and uli and French. Joli» G . SCH A l- h KK. 171), amt Union St.-. Butter, (iltee«e, 1:^4«. Klo. W. H. McGAKKITV, 61 to 64 3rd Ht. Market CarpetliiK« G. W ORREL L. C orner Fifth and Hhlptey Si. China, Gl».«ware and flraoknrv MUH. A It. FRIES. No. «10 Kina street l^I.EWIS ROW. No, 413 KinK «Ireet. Coat CHARLES W4RNEU CO.. Foot of Market Confectioner«, J. BARKLEY A- HI ID'S. (() ,4th and French, jÿ È aKHA. Nil, 817 Market street. Il. SA' 11.1.K. No. si, Miu kc, street.. Demlatry. UR E C HONEYWEl.l UruBaUia. Z. JAMES BELT, No 001 Market street. H. K BBINGHCUST. No. 317 Market »Ireet. N■ B. Dan FORTH, Cor. Market and Second. J C FAME', S. W. Cor 4th and «dams. EDWIN T. DlLWORTH, Market and Tenth. TA 4L )tt Ä FI LLKKToN. 3QB Kina street, HEKHEin K WATSON, MM M rkri street Dry Good« and Trimming«. CROSBY HIM,. 006 to609 Market etretd:. MRS C B DOUG HKKTV. 233 King »treat WJ, L'AM M. PYLE, 411 Market street. F. It. HILKY.No S3» Kin»; » reel E WYATT, corner Sec Flour. THE WILLIAM LEA & HONS OOMPANV. «1 M*rk«( Htroet. - I and Orange. Un lierai Ifttreotom. «JAMES .T. FOX, No. lo*i Seventh JOH N A CANNON. 101 U VV. tt *ixth Htreet. JOHNSON A B H xMILL, 207 Market rtreet. THOMAS MITCHELL. N" 112 King Mreet •JOHN Si. MMPEItS. 2iK) We-t SeventhHtreet J. A WILSON, No. <110 King street. Furrier. WILLIAM ALSKNTZER. 414 Market street. Orooen*. .1. P Al LMOND & CO.. 721 Market Rtroet. Hit »DW AV A VIILl-iKB. King anr Kightb. W K. FRANK , No. .509 Kl» g street. Hardware. OAPEUfE H AHDWABKCO .212 Market St. .1 V.CAHLIHIjE* io . :m Market «trret. DCN \N BBOI HEIH.N...2U M rkel. h ireet. ItarneMH and lloree iloodft. J. C. PABKKU. wtioUwaleAr retail,4J78blpl«y Hante**, T runk* and Bag»*. J. A.C INNER. No. 4 Ei st Fourth ntreet* Hattet a HUM FORD BROS., N o. 4<H Market id roet ._ Ilor«eNhoer«'. THOMAS J. EARLY, No. 710 Orange rdreefc. PATRICK TONER. No 101 Orange Mtretft, WlLSQe i t BLY THE. No. 410 < »range st reet. HolelA and Uf*vauraatM, EXCHANGE RESTAURANT.flrhASWpley. FUlI.vjEU'S, No 503 Merket Htrwt. ORA NO » NION HOTEL, op. Pa. H.R. Depot c. R. HOLT, No. H East Fourth street. HOTEL KIRKWOOD. N. W, <or. 3d A Shi pie v MAL » A HOUSE. N. K. cor. King and Water MERRITT HOUSE, N. W. cor Front A French Iron and Steel. KENT IRON AND HARDWARE OO WA to '.»>7 Shipley Street. __ AYAR9 A SON No 11K» Market street. 8 H. HAVNAKl), Oot. Fifth and Market St*. JOBE PH KERN, No 707 Market street. Laundry. CITY STEAM. Cor. Sixth and Shipley Sts. Lumber. LINDLEY C KENT, Front and Monroe St«. KENT A W EEKS. Front and .»efferHon *t«. 8 G SIMMONS A BROTHERS, Front and Tat nail streets. Men*« VuroUtilit, Omul». J P. DOUGHTEN .V CO . 4P) Marltut street. RUSS, Ns. 31» Market street._ monumental Work*. T HOM AS DAVIDSON. Cor. King and Fifth. Millinery MISSSALnlE BRADY, No. 1 W. Second St. MRS. J. BRIDGMAN. No. 330 Klag »treet. KVA 3 OREE '.No 10» We«t MRS R. 8. KIRBY, No 311 King street. M. bu COMPTE. No. t«)» Klne street. MISS M. T. MURPHY. No. SS! King «treet. MR». 8. E. S TEVENSON, No. 364 King St._ Palnte anil Painter»' Supplie«. JAMES M. BRYAN, 107 Wen t Eighth «treat. Paper Hangings ami Window Shades. ROSIN' * B»0.. 318 and 231 Wext HooomJ at. PRESTON W. VEAGE 6.408 Kin g street and Organ«, H. A. BRAPFIELD. No NIJ Market »treet. GE< I Q DEARBORN, N * 5)6 Shipley »treet. Pluml.er«. Oa« and Hteam -Itter«. llAWTHltOI 1 * H RO. . 10 Z A 1 «4 W Foartb 8 t. Sewing Olachiue« WHEELER * WILSON CO . « 7 Market St. porting Good«. EDWARD MELCHIOR, No. 314 Kim; st reet. Tile«, Grates, Mantels, Rtc. JESSE K KAYLH. No. 71» Market »treat, Trimming«, Notions, Ktc, KATE DOUGHERTY. No. 41» Market street' KlGNEY * CO . No. Ill» Market »treet. l/pholsterer« and Decorator».. CLOUD * HANKY. No. lot East Ninth street. Wagon and Carriage Builders H. ». BULLOCK. Nos 331 and 3i) Wet Tenth. INTER NOS MEG. CO. No. Oll W Front St. JAMES MILLS. Fourth 8t ami Railroad ave. Mel.EAR A KENDALL.Cor. Nlmh and King. NOVEL! Y CARRIAGE WORKS, Second Corner French. SAMUEL J. WHITE, 3»8to21ï West Second. t.li street. PUl BANKING AND FINANÇA. L R. R. ROBINSON & CO., BANKERS AMD BNUKSBM 3orner Fourth and Market Street a WANTED. Wil nington Coal Gas Company stock. FOR SALK. 33 shares Delaware Railroad stock. 1 »»are First National Bank stork. 5 shares Union Nnth«i»l Bank stuck. » Shares First National Bank Stork Hi »hare» Wilmington Transfer O«'« stock. Stocks bought and sold in tbe New York, Philadelphia ami Boston markets on commis sion. Issttersof credit given, available In all part* of the world, and draft» on England. Ireland, Franc;, Germany and Switz Hand issued. R. K. ROBINSON A OO. rpiIE ARTISANS' SAVINGS BANK. No. 60S MARKET STREET Open daily from 9 o'clock a. m. until 4 p. m., and on Tuesday and Saturday from 7 to S p. m. MONEY LOANED ON MORTGAGES. Uso. YV. Bosh, President, Gkouoe S. CAPELtV, Vice-President. K. T. TAYLOR. Treasurer. Jos. M. Matheh. Auditor. H. L. BROWN Contractor for Hauling* Boarding, Livery, Feed and Exchange Stahl* NOS. U0 AND 112 ORANGE STREET, All kinds of Hauling done at short notice by day tr contract. Under perse nai aupe viaion when desired. All faculMe* for re moving heavy article*. Téléphona* 399,