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BID STATE WITNESSES.
They Seem fo Be IhWmliud to Clear Cat r. Attorce -General Bigg* la Surprised at the Fvldence He Produces—Counsel Hayes Takes Fall Advantage of the Situation The Carr murder case was resumed in the Court of Oyer and Terminer at 2.45 «'clock yesterday afternoon There w-re two or three surprising features and de velopments; but the most surprising thing of all w*s the manner in which William Sparks, a supposed star witness for the state, went back on Attorney General Biggs and the little common wealth. HOCSKIt A POOR WITNESS. Immediately after court reconvened G sorge Houser was recalled to the stand and was placed under a rigid cross-ex amination by Mr. Hayes. The prisoner's attorney handled Houser well, and rat tled him so badly that he made aud re tracted statements, and quibbled over small points throughout the whole cross examination. He evidently knew that the state ex pected something from him and he did not know just what. Hayes—"How long were you in the saloon?" "About an hour? ' "What time did you leive Pbiladel phia?'' "Between 1 snd 2 o'clock." " Vhat time did you arrive here?" don't know " ■•I HATES WORSTED IN A TILT. Hayes—' Your name is not on ti e in dictmeut." Bigg*—"l will explain that. I did not learn of the whereabouts of this man until about one weak ago. He came here At my request " Hayes—"I went to you yesterday and asked for tbe witness's name aud yon refneed to give it " Biggs—"It was more in the way of a joke than anything else." Hayes—"No it wasn't a joke." Bigg»—"Well, your honors, I contend that if my learned friend wanted the wit ness's name, he should have applied o tbe o.urt and not have approached me in that informal way." Hayes—"I also asked Detectives Witsil and McVey and they both refused to give me his name I contend that the prisoner should kuow the witueises be is to meet, and hat their names should be on the back of the indictment." Court—"Not at all. You have no right to demand the name of a witness. NEVEU SAW CARIl R&FORE. Witness—"I had never seen Carr be fore, and have never seen him since until I came here this time It wa Greoo who said he would mash their mouth«, and who was knocked down. I do not think it was Carr who knocked Greco down. I cannot say that the bir A tender put them out, but if anybody put W them out it was he. Long and UnlleD 9 followed the two Italians out ot the back J door, 1 think. I feel sure that they did not go out of the front door. Vp to that time I here had been no disturbance with Basso, the big Italian. Basso, Sparks, Carr, Sullivan, the bartender, and my seif were In the room, after the others want out." "Wbat started the disturbance with Basso?" "Cart started to follow Basso up The prisoner was near the table when he rn8hed for Basso. Carr chased Basso to the stove with a beer glass. Carr got the beer glass from the bar. Basso was do? struck after the beer glass broke. He went out of the front door. 1 ' .DID NOT KNOW BASSO WAS READ. Under redirect examination he stated that he left for Philadelphia shortly after the fight and did not know the man was dead until about a week ago whsn oue of tha detectives called upon him. He had no tronble in recognizing Carr. Hayes—"Didn't Detective Witsil point him out to you?" "No. I recognized him as soon as I saw him '' He then left the stand. HE WAS A "DAISY" WITNESS When Attorney-General Biggs called William E. Sparks to the stand he evidently thought that he had a star witness. Sparks was a large, able-bodied young man, very datk, and fairly good lookiug. He lonuged in the witness box with the sime ease that he would ; ro bably have exhibited had be been In a saloon ordering a glass of beer. He did manage to straighten up once when the attorney-general wanted him to show the jury how tall Basso was HE SURPRISES BIGGS. Judging from the way la which Biggs led him out be must have thought that the state had a walkover, but he had not asked a dozen questions before he wished he had never called the man to the stand. Sparks said : "I live at No. 406 Wes 1 , Second street I have known Carr for two years aud have known 'Schooner' Long since 18S9. 1 went to the saloon at about 7 o'clock. I was 'playing pool, when, at about 8 30 o'clock, Basso and his two friends came in. Carr and his two friends followed in a little while. "The Lallans wire drinking beer when Carr, Ballen and Long came in. I was playing pool with Sulilvan and Houser The little Dalian ordered drinks for tbe six. The other drinks had uot been paid for. The little Italian said be would not pay for the drinks. 'Sfhoonet' began growl ing about it. Both little Italians were knocked down daring tbe fight. Either Long or Bullen did it, bnt I don't know which one it was. The bartender came around and be and Bullen ran the two little Italians out. LONG STRUCK TIIE BLOWS. "Long grabbed a beer glass from the bar. Carr did not do murh ofanythiug; but what fighting he did do was with his fists. Long struck Basso once behind th« ear with the glase. It turned him clear around and then he struck him again back of the other ear. "Basso did not say anything until he was attacked I think Carr was too drank to do any big striking " Biggs—"Didn't you tell Deputy-Attor ney-Ganoral Davis and me that Basso did not say anything until Long and Carr «truck him?" Hayes—* He is trying to discredit his own witness. I object. I never exam ined tbi-i witnes3 in my life." Biggs—"This Is a case of surprise. We took down his statement word for word and that is what he said " The court overruled the objection. Witness—"I may have said it; bat I don't remember It,. The Italian was standing between the end of the bar aud the stove when he was first strack. He knocked him all around tbe room Carr •was following. He had his fist clinched, but held no weapon. If l have to answer with regard to the striking I would s*v that Carr did not strike him at all He was scarcely able to stand. "The bartender took tha big Italian ont. The glass Long held waa not broken. I think that Long threw a small glass at the little Italians as they ran out of the room That was the glass that was broken I don't think Carr s' ruck Basso, although he was striking at him when Long was ft iking him with the bottle. Biggs— "B » careful what you say." Hayes—"He Is your witness." Biggs—"I know he is and he Is a daisy, too." Witness—"I did not tee anybody grab a chair, throws pool ball; ncr did I see Hou tor's hat knocked oif. There was blooion Basso's cheek." UNDER CROSS EXAMINATION. Messrs Biggs and Haves had a lively tilt over the admission of testimony going to show that Carr was drank Mr. Biggs Objected to such evidence. Biggs—"This witness was Introduced by me ; but I must say that he is an adverse wltnesp. He went out of hie way to bring in something about this man's intoxicated condition Will you under sujh eircnma'ances say that I am bound by that auiwsr to my learned friends advantage. The court ruled that such evidence was admissible, but subjeel te be stricken out if found irrelevent Mr. Biggs contended that it was not proper and in the midst of his argument Judge Hone'on lost patience, and turning to the crier exclaimed in a load voice; "Crier, adjourn court until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock." The crier did not stop to argne the matter for he knew that Mr Biggs's per stsfenca bad put the venerable judge In such a state of mind that if he had the judge would have ordered him to leave his poaition and adjourn sine die Ween court reconvened this morning Judge Grubb announced that the ques tion as regards Carr's ooudltlou was ad missible. Nparks then said under cross-'xamina fion : "Carr was under the iifluenceof liquor. In fact, he was staggering drunk I do not think that Carr hit Basso. I saw him ell the time he was there. I did not see any blcod on the fl >or. Salerno,the little Italian was the one who said he would not pay for drinks. It was after this that the knockdowns occurred • asso walked out. He did not seem to be drunk. I did not hear Carr try to pick up a quarrel with öulllvan. I heard or riullivan say, 'It'a a h ouser 1 of a place,, let's get out. McMahon, the proprietor was not present. I think he is in Ireland now. Long hit Basso at least three times." LONG AND BULLEN NOT SO DRUNK. When Attorney-General Piggs took him in hand in redirect examination. Sparks said; "Long and Bnlleu were no*, an drunk as Carr was. They seemed to be about tie away Basso was not drunk Salerno was druuk, but the other little Italian did not seem to be." Michael Golden, the bar tender, who was next called, wa9 as bad a witness for the state as Sparks has been. He said ; "I had known Long by sight tor five or six months, and Carr for about tbe same length of time, and hsd seen Bullen loafing around the street corners and saloons, I bad seen Basso before, bnt did ont know him. The other two Italians ( never saw before to the best of my knowledge. The men came in the saloon in tbe following order; Spatks, Honser, Sullivan, tbe three Italians, and The to driik bar two others came in getting the change I heard a fall, late-coiners rau out, and there were two Italians lying on the flior. Bullen and I took them out the back door. When I got back Long and Carr had hold of the big Italian. I parted them and called Sparks to help me. Carr was pretty fall, and I suppose be was strug gling. When he entered the saloon he staggered a little, and I think tbe heat affected him some. Basso was not very drunk, but Greco and Salerno hid liquor on board Long and Bullen were oretly full." BAD FOR THE STATE. Mr. Biggs then turned his witness over to Mr Hayes. Under cross-exami nation he said: "I did not see a chair lifted, nool balls thrown or one on the floor. I do not know where Bullm is. Carr simply had hold of Basso, He was not using vio lence. I was out with the little Italians about two minutes. The door was not closed. I did not see either Carr or Long strike Bisso with a beer glass. I did not see Carr strike at all. The morn ing after the fight |I found a little blood on the floor. 1 do not know ; Houser. Carr was knocked down. I don't know how. Long. Carr and Bullen stayed ten or twelve minutes after Basso left. One side of Basso's face was bloodv. I saw no blood on'Houssr's'clothes. Beer glasses were broken, but how many I do not know. There were piece" of glass scattered around over tbe floor, only time I saw Carr, with a glais in his band, was when he was taking his drink. Thh was also the case with Long. Carr and his companions only had one drink in the saloon I did not hear B is-o say 'Give me me cy ' RE-DIRECT EXAMINATION. "Basso spoke English, and if he had made such an outcry I would have heart him. I did not hear Basso, Carr, Long or Bullen say anything, but I did bear talking. It was Sparks who did the talk ing. He said he would help keep Long back, I did not take a cha'r from any body nor iid I see anyone else do go " "Did yon see Carr chase Basso?" "No 1 did not." He then left the stand.' "WHO WILL BUY MY BANAN?'' Charles Pratresi. a fruit dealer at No. 309 King street, whose residence is at No. 410 Orange street, was called by the state. ; He said; "Basso worked on the W. & N. railroad part of tbe time. When he was not at work there he helped me. He came to my house ou the night of the assault, It was 9.45 or 10 o'clock. Both of his eyes were blackened, his face was swollen and bleeding and blood was coming from bis nose. "I think he had washed some of the blood off Subsequently Basso went ti bis own homp. which was at No. 503 Orange street Next morning I went after medicine Six days after being hurt Basso was taken to the hospital. Tbe Satur day night after the fight Joccrr ed Baaso was up and dressed in his room and was feeling much better. The next Monday he was taken to the hospital, where on Nov .28, he died. He was 47 years old. "On the Sunday following the attack I sent for Dr. Blockscm. He made one visit. On Monday I sent for Dr Wales. He was nursed by my wife, my partoer and myself. On Tuesday Pr. Wales gave an order for his admission to the Delaware Hô pital. On Thursday before being taken to the hos pital Basso complained that one side of his face seemed to be dead." LITTLE ITALY TESTIFIES. Carr and Qi3 compauijus. llttla Itali&u asked tb#oi W h!le these six wer?» »t th« While I w*b T he Tte Donato Salerno, one of the Italians who was with Basso, took the stand. He could uot speak English, and Lewis Porter was sworn as interpreter, Through his interpreter, Salerno said: "I have knowu Basso for two years. I remember the night Basso was hurt. I was there. Michae* Greco and I were coming up Ship'.ey street. We met Basso ureco asked us to go Into a saloon and take a drink of beer We went into the saloon, ordered beer and drank it. Michael Greco put 50 cents on too bar. Before he got his change somebody came, struck me In the head aud knocked me down. I dont ■ know who it was strack me. I ran out j the back door. I can't tell much »b"!* ! It, everything was doue to quickly. The man who struck me was stard ing behind me We did uot ask anyone to take drinks wi'b us. I hid my b*er abo it half down when I was I struck. I did not see MicVael He " 00 came ked X°r WU ' mV"l"" kno» there were a noaber of persons in tbe saloon, but I jannot remember their feces. The odIv one I see here who was there is the bar lender. 8asso say : "Oh. God! Holy Virgin! Help me! ' "He said it tiree times. I tried to get out the front door, hut it was locked, I saw Basso later, and bleeding " Salerno left the a'aud, and court took a recess until 2 30 o'clock this afternoon. NEW OFFlCtHS - cThO ,EN. I ran 1 lieanl He was all braised Au Association'« Financial State. Hosiery Company Directors Sptc'al Correspondence Evening Journal,. liOYKR Jan. 23 —The Rent County Protective Association met here on Thursday last. Thomas C Roe wa* made chairman and J. Frank Allee secretary. The treasurer re oor'ed balance >1 »451 92; received dnrirg the ye»r,$50; expended, $8.20; balaies In treasury. »403.72 . J. T. Jakes was re-elected presi dent; A. B. Connor, vice-president; CoUison secretary, and M. Haves, treasurer. M. Hutchins whb elected chief; W. D. Walls and G. M Fisher, assistants The managers of last year were all re ehujted The following directors of the Dela ware Hosiery Company 'have been elected ; H. Reedy, P. Schlossman, 8. Hamburger, William Dyer and A, A. Watsou. Miss. Bertha Wallace is vistlng in Philadelphia. James Walls of Cape Charles city Is visiting his parents hare. Mrs. Sanford Howau of Philadelphia Is visiting her parents here. Mrs. 8. E Walker of Moorestown. N. J., is visiting Mrs, William Waiker. Miss Amanda Richards Is home with her aunt Mrs C. E Trledkr, Rev. W. P. Taylor, of Drew's Sem neery, Madison, N. J., is home visiting his father. baud a H, C A Unique I eap Year Event. Cbntrbville, Md., J»n. 23.—One of the most attractive social events that has recently occurred in Centreviile was the leap year ball given ou Thursday night at the town hall by the young ladies of this town and vicinity. Tbe hall, which has been recently renovated and improved, was artistically Jiec rated with evergreens and potted plauts. Tbe invitations were uniqnely worded, and many amusing rrspoises were received by 'tbe invitation committee, con sisting of Misses Ada Roberts, Della Wesson, Ellen Feddeman. M Legg, H.McKenney and M J. K-ating. The chaperones were Mrs E. il Brown. Mrs. William T. P. Turpin Mrs. Wilmer Emory, Mrs Blanchard Emory, Jr,. Mrs, B. P. Keating and Mrs. W. 8 Roberts. Among those present were Misses Web ster of Harford, Taylor of Virginia G.lmes of Kentucky, Greegs, Smi;h aud Coweu of Pennsylvania, Luoas of Hagers town and Wallis of Kent ; Messrs. D. Nevitt of Baltimore. Denny of Smyrna, Downes and Hardcastle of Denton, Potter and Guard of Baltimore. Weatherby of Philadelphia and Trenchard of Massey's. The Ilr deutender Is no Hnsvler. Elkton, Jan. 23.—In tbe Circuit Court for this county to-day the case of John F. Leight of Harford cninty, Md., against the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Compauy for »10,000 dameges was concluded and given to the jury. The plaintiff hires out boats for fishing and sailing on the Bush river, In Harford county, and claims that tbe railroad company does not open tbe draw of tbe bridge over the river quick enough aud his bfistness is thereby injured. O. C. M . Gives the World's F*lr Flag. Eureka Council, No. 1, Junior Order American Mechanics of this city, will present the Delaware World's Fair Com missioners with a handsome American flag, which will float over Delaware's buildings. The committee that has charge of the arrangements is now waiting on Architect E. L. Rice, who has the plans for Delaware's Building, who is to give them tbe size of a Sag that it will take to do credit to Delaware's Building. Wliat ever report Mr. Rice makes will be acted upon._ linrKlar Flnclius Pleads Gatlty, In the Municipal Court to-day Eiija Finchus and tMiiiam Green were rear raigued on the charge of robbing the fl >ur and feed s'ore of William White. Green was dismissed, as there was no evidence against him. Finchus pleaded guilty and was held in $200 bail for tha county court. Jamei Davis was dis charged from answering the charge cf disorderly conduct. Death of Daniel Price. Daniel Price, an old resident of this city, died at his home onThnrsday. Mr. Pries was 80 years old. His funeral will b* held to-day. Interment will be made in White Clay Creek Cemetery. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. Clerk of he'Peace Biggs is somewhat better. Patrolmen Black and Htrahock aid Turnkey Bird are on the sick list. Rev. W. K. Eddy of Syria will preach iu Central Chnrch to-morrow morning. Rev. W. W, Evans, D. D., of Carlyle, Pa., will preach in Asbury M. E, Church to-morrow morning. Rev. W. W. Campbell will preach in the First Baptist Chnrch at Tenth and King streets to-morrow at 10 80 and 7 30 p. m. The new Olivet Presbyterian Chnrch at Fourth and Broome streets will bi form ally topened at 3 30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Rev. R. B. Cook will preach on "The Enmity Between tbe Seed of tbe Serpent and the Seed of Women," in tbe Second Baptist Church to morrow night. Two blasts at the ?ewer excavation at Fifteenth and Market Btreets yesterday were so severe that glass *iu several buildings iu that vicinity was broken. On Monday evening a musical and literary entertainment wilt be given by Trinity Guild iu the parish house. Light refreshments will be served during the evening. The scheme to raise the price of hair cutting to 25 cents bas "fallen through" and the barbers who surfed tne move ment are now sorry that they ever talked of snch a tning. The West Eud Beading Club's athletic club organize*! last night by electing tl e following officers: J. (Albert Eves, presi dent; Howard Stout, vice-president; Frank Stout, secretary; Gaurge SUieng; treasurer. George walte, contractor for hau'ing by the day or hour; safes and pianos moved aud sot with care; furniture oars at short notice; histisg and rigging doue. Office, No. 123 French street,. 4 —- Llif-sized crayou.-*, beautiful 6-!neh frames, $3.50. J. A. Zkulky, artist, No. 11 E 7tb street. ~ ~ " „ Hukill, No. 726 Market ctree», sells rial astate and collects rents. ' A HEM A.EKABLE CITIZEN, I - Undertaker Tilling til« Fat lier of Twenty-one Children. He Also Marie Hla Own Casket and Ite riuested That lie He Laid Away in It One Rrlght lojr Wes Drowned—Inci dents Along the KIVtr—Pillow Fleuris. Special Correspondence Evrnino Journal. New Castle, Jau. S3 —John Beckley Vising, one of the o diet native resi dents of this city and the oldest funeral director in the state, died at his borne on Orange street yesterday, afur a long and s -vi re illness. Be was 78 years old, and the spn of Henry Viniug, a former sheriff of this county. Mr Vinlng was, for several terms, collector and constable for New Castle hundred. He had been anticipating the end for soma time, and a few years ago «instructed r. fini metallic ca-ket, which ho took pleasure in exhibiting to call ers as a specimen of hie own workmanship and the coffin in which he wanted to be laid aw*y. He sonductad. the funeral of every prom rient citizen whe diedduting a period of twenty years in this city He acquired some property and bs3 been living in reiiremeut for several years He was passionately fond of rowing ou the river and day after day. until a few weeks before hia deitb, he could be s.en oil the river In his little ca oe, which he had constructed himself Mr. Vining,although married but once, wis the father of twenty one children Few of these, however, lived to be men and women. Three sons and three daughters now survive him. They are John B. Vloiug, Jr., Mrs. J. R Palmore of Philadelphia, Mrs. Milton Woolson, Frank and VVeldln About twenty years ago Mr Viniug saw one boh, Henry, drown before his eyes. This had an aw ful effect upon him. as the boy was a bright and promising lad and a constant companion ofhl* father. For days and n'ghts Mr. Viniug paced up and down the river shore like a tnadmau. trying to catch glimpse of bis boy's familiar form. His brother, J. Albert V'liog came to his assistance and to coiiBole him, and tbe two almost ran against the body which had been brought, in by the tide and left standing upright, with arms out stretched, in tbe di ck. Mr Vining never recovered from this awfal «xperienca an would burst into tears whenever this waa alluded to. For several years Mr. Vining had been constant in bis attendance at church and very devout in his belief that, he would soon go to meet his boy. His fuueral will be held. H Burled at the New Cemetery The funeral of Mrs Sarah A. Gregg, mother of Jamsi Gregg, was held this morning from her son's home on Jeffer son farm, near this city. Mrs Gregg had beeu ill for some time, but her death came suddenly on Wednesday. Services were held at the house this morning, the rector of Immannel parish c tficlating. Interment was made iu the new Episcopal cemetery. Along the River, The Philadelphia and Salem Nav ga tlon Company has erected a heavy wall on the south Bide of its steamboat land log. The Ph'ladelphia tug Gladisfen, which Is frequently seen in the harbor here, w 11 be ei ot from the Beimuda Is'audsto search for the British bark Hutchings Brothers, before reported abandon d while bound from Pernambuco to the Delaware Breakwater with a cargo of sugar. Tbe Bristish steamship Lavenock, Captain Mitchell, which paesed up from Seripbos, Greece, shipped a tremendous sea January 19, aid bad tarpaulins washed eff hatches and sustained other damages. Off the Delaware cepes a large conical-shaped bnoy with black and white strips was passed adrift. „ Tbe shad fishermen have already be gun woik on their boats aud nets pre paratory to making powerful sweeps In the river this spring. From present in dications there will be shout thirty boats from this city. Incidents of the Day. Officer Hetherington brought Mike Mc Closkey and Frank and Mary Konnich before Major Hans n on Thursday night to settle a dispute about the purchase, gift or larceny of twelve pillows. A set tlement was made aud tbe parties were discharged on payments of the costs. New crop fancy N. 0. molasses, Boyle's. The four persons convicted of conspir acy in burning tbe DuPont barns, were brought here yesterd-y afternoou in special coacbos and ssiigned to cells in the jail. A big crowd is expected at the jail next Saturday, when Gibbons will be pilloried and whipped. Professor Jules Rsybald, who Is now manager of the Wilmington Academy of Music, will r.Buine bis dutlea' as in structor of the Hvsbebeck Orchestra next Friday. W. Marvin Trnssis in Wilmington to day arranging to assume l.ia new duties in the office of the James Bradford Com pany there. "'be new accommodatit n triios are be inp well patroniztd.Tbe new schedule has been in effect one week and tbe only train that carries but a few passengers Is No. 93 leaving Wilmington at 8 50 and returning at once. This one,however, will doubtless become very popular. Teas, coffees and pure spices,at Boyle's. Parai red at hl« Pont. Special Correspondence Kvenino Journal. Newport Jan. 28.—Thomai J. Hanna the mail messeuger at this place was stricken with paralysis yesterday as he was del vering tbe 9 o'clock mail. It was feared that he would not recover as he laid uucanscious all day. He was slightly Improved to-day. Mr. Hanna ts very well-known, and hag carried tbe mail to tbe post office here for six yeats, and at one time was a candidate for Levy Couit Commissioner._ An Aged Wicomico Democrat Dead Salisbury, Md, Jen. 23.—Edward Burford, S3 years old. died at his home, «t Sbarptown, Wicomico comity, on Thursday. He was born in Washington, D. ti., and was educated at Rockville, M 1, with a view te eut.erlng the medical profession, but after some experience to the drng business he abandoned It aud entered as an apprentice In early life as a shipimi b in Baltimore, Md. lu 18S3 be married Miss Aletha Evans, of Baltimore where he remained until about 1840, when he removed to V euna, Ud. fie married as his second wife Miss Nancy W. Fletcher of Sharptown, to which place he moved in 1855, remaining until the time of his death. He was the first postmaster at Sharptown Politically he tvas a Democrat, and always held firmly to tbe party and Its priuolples He was a shipsoiltb In Sharptown several vear", bnt during the last years of his 1 fe he lived tn comfortable retirement. Organs that bave been taken tn ex change for pianos by Estey, Mason & Hamlin, Smith, American. Wilcox & White and others from »30 upwards, on easy moDtbly payments. H. F. Bobki.en', No. 710 Market s'reet. Cunningham's g nger ale. Ueri hie wife died iu 1843. f blind fo r fiftee n years. Death of a ltllinl Wilmington Musician on Kluud street. The remai' s of Thomas F. Sharon, 34 yeira old, of Kluud street, who dt.d on Thursday afternoon, were buried from St. Mary'a Church yesterday. Inthe New Cathedral Cemetery. The deceased was a musical prodigy, although but little knowu. Fourteen or Aftern yeais ago, while working at LobdeU's. he got a piece of coal in his eye. The physicians failed to remove the foreign substance, and he lost the sight of both eyes Wish ittg to improve himself under such con ditlouH, he attended an institute for the blind, in Philadelphia, and became very proficient as a piano player. In addition to this, he amassed a considerable stock of learnlug. He was a splendid conversationalist, and was a general favorite with those who knew him. Several years ago he con tracted pulmonary trouble which culmi nated in his death. At one time Sharon played an important roll, lu Harry Miuere theatre In New York. AMUSEMENTS. «•rand Opera Horn««. The attraction last evening at the Grand Opera House was L'ncoin Carter's scenic melo drama, "'The Fast Mail." A fair tired andimoe greeted the company here on Its lullI rI performance. The play is deeply Interesting and in struotive. The plot ia laid in tha South, on the banks of the river Mississippi,*md It illustrates thejuiUdologs o? a toe muck married young man, and u forger, who falls In iove with another's wife «elons mechanical atuge sittings are produced . representing scene with a full-s!r"d engine and ne'.glit train. Beside this the engine room of the steamboat Bt Lewis, with its fiery furuaees aud escaping steam, is shown,and finally the ixplision and the wrêck In mid ocean, are traely wonderful and realistic, and caused the audience to become exhausted with excited applause "Niagara Falls at Moonlight" wailwtll'plctnred and the roar ing of the fallajwaa heard in the distance This is undoubtedly a strong combina tion and the various roles are admirably supported by excellent talent To nights performance will close the engagement here and "The East Mail ' no doubt will be greeted with a large house "What charms an English actress, like myself," eays Mies Helm Barry, the beroiueof"À Night's Frolic," "U the quickness with which an American audience seizes the points of a play. In England, a well-known playwright said to;«ne, 'You must first tell yoir audience that you are going to do so and so, then you must tell them that you are doing It, then that yon have done It. and, then —thumping his fist on tbe table— perhaps they will understand you. ' Mias Rarry will be at the Grand Opera House Monday and Tuesday next, January 25 and 28. The demand for seabB for Mr. and Mrs. Kendal's engagement at tbe Grand Opera House next week is very large and a crowded house Is locked for. Mar railroad Acirttinr ol Molto. The attraction at the Academy of Music the first half of ueYt week Is "777," a highly sensational melo drama aud is filled with plottlrg, villainy, murder, gambling, convicts, etc. His Jmw la Hroken. Before Judge Ball, this morning Peter Smith of Phllideiphla was charged with tbe laroeny of a pair of shoes' Smith's jaw was broken by a kick from an un Known per ion last night. The case wai continued uutil to-night. JameB Morris was charged with drunkenness and dla orderly conduct. He was fiued »1 and cost. Joseph Thompson had also been drunk and he was fined »3 or 89 days Thomas Reed, drut k. was dltcharge', Roheit Hutton of Coateevllle was drunk yesterday. He was fined »2 or 20 days Smith claims that he went in the saloon of John E Ford at Front and Shipley streets, and called for a drink. An altercation arose in which Smith says the bartender knocked him down aud kicked him in the face, breaking hia jaw. Police Surgeon Baird e*t the broken member this morning. A war rant will probably be issued for the arrest of the bar tender. Applicants for Promotion. The board of Examiners of the N. G. D., will moit at* tbe office of Adjutant General Hart in the Masonic Temple this evening at 7 30 o'clock, to act upon sp plications for commissions. Among the applications to be considered are those of J Earnest Phillips, to be captain of Compauy H of New Castle; Ribart Sim mons to be esptain of Company D of Dover, and Lieutenaut Hanna to be captain of Company A of this city, to succeed Edmund Mitchell Jr., who has btcime a major. Frank A. STItcbell Sacs tbe City. Frank A Mi-chell, who had the con tract of placing tbe tar coating on the new tire brick pavement on Eleventh Rnd Adams street», lias entered'suit against the city for »850, the amount owel him by the Street and Sewer Department for bis contract. The work was finished rn December 4 last, and the department his refused tn pay the bill on the plea that the work has not been finished. Knocked Down By a Sled. James Stroud, an old man past three score and ten. w%b struc t by a sled at Seventh and Madison streets last night, and knocked unconscious. He was taken to the home of Alexander Colqnohonn, No. 807 West Seventh street, and Dr John Palmer summoned. Bis injmies are severe, although not dangerous. Died In Ohio State. Mrs. Sophia Bennett, the eldest daughter of the late Colonel P. McCul lough of the Second Delaware Regiment, died this morning at Zinesvllle, Ohio, where she has been living for several years Her remains will be brought on to this city at once and arrangements for the funeral will then be made. / AFTER TIIE GRIPPE. Tbe Grip Reeponellile for More Death« After Recnverjr Than During Ite Courte— How to Avoid Ihe Danger. Grippe, in Itself, la bad enough, débilita ting enough, bnt It ts the after effects, the slowness of recovery that give It its great dancer. In most eases, the person did not have sufficient vitality to ra ly after the dis ease lteelf had paased. The forces of nature were too weak to contend with the debility which the Grippe bad left. D1« said to think h *w miny people have ■ lied who might have .been raved lr nature had been uroperly assisted and foitifleti after Grippe had been Id riven from the t yrtain. Many physicians realized this fact, and as sisted their iiatlenta over the danceroui after effects by bracing up and stimulating töelr systems. This was. and c*u bo done in but one way, end that I* by the steady and moder use of some pure yet powerful atlmu . There fs but one nbgolutely pure s rut medicinal stimulant known to ilie pr* î' es -ion and to the public, and that Is Duffv s Dure Malt Whlekey. The moat prominent scientiste and physicians of the laud en- *»r>e Ils purity and value. It, Is nota new whUkev.lt has t.een before I ia public for yean* It Is not a cheap decoct inn, nut, a pure distillation. It imparts a tone tn the system p. s.-ilile tn no other nanne** * r.d sends tne blood cours'ng through th* veins with re newed vigor. It is superior tn «very respect, and however much any »use upulous drug gist or grocer may seek to lead you to believe to the contrary do not be deceived. tne •*' i in Wnv Notait la the FIJI IilandT Is is alleged that Asaeseor James B Sauce of New Castle huudred, who Is a Republican, of a large of hiB list. has left the names of Democrats off The number ii placed at 300. The most outrageous feature of tbe transac'lon Is that hi hi a H ire appointed 8 t«o miles in the country, as th place at which he Court of Appeals population of 4,000, Corner Corner, which will sit as a New Castle has a while Hare's ■»" scarcely a Tillage. It is said that his idea is to keep out of town, to prevent the workingmen at the mills from get tir g ou tbs list. Another Grip Victim. George Biter a young man of abnnb 19 years, llrlng at No. 411 Madison street died at his home to-day of an abscess In the head which was caused by an attack of the grip The young man was em ployed as a butcher and had mauy friends thtougbout the olty. A Former Olilr.n Dead, Dominick Garrlty, a former citizen of this city, died at his home in Coester yesterday, from heart faiinre. He was #5 yexrs old. and his body will be brought to this city ou Mond tv. Inter ment will be made lu the New Gatbe dral Cemetery. Conductor Ahern Dead. The Bal'lmors Sun says: Dennis U Ahem, a couducter on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, died list night at his bturding house, in Canton. He was thirty four years old, a nattvo of Dela ware. and uumarrled. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. A Severe Coast Inc Accident. A young bod of Hugh Brown was hurt while coasting ou Third street last night He waa struck with another sled and thrown violently eff bis Bled. A gash made in bis liead.J tie was carried to J. H. Npruance's drug store where hid Injuries were dressed. » .... ho Orphan's Court To Day. Thera waa no session of the Orphans Court to-day. This was cansed by the Carr murder trial over which Judge Grubb is presiding Helnsul Prices. To close balance of winter stock I will make it up at cost. £1 kiss. Merchant Tailor, No. 4 E. Third street. Complelnt wae made at tbe polio* sta tion thin morniag that a number of boys were blocking trail! a by sledding in Trenton Place. TheBESTSEMEETH $8 00 -a CD ca m 1 CD rt> o CO ca £U 25c. CO CD c5 j CD -T) O FOR EXTRACTING TEETH. Teeth F struct ed Ahnolntely Without Pain with my Painletw Compound for 50c. a Tooth; Warranted Perfectly 8afe. Vitalised Air and (Jan al»o ftlven. Teeih Filled, Gold, f 1 ux> ; Teeth Filled with .Silver, ?ft<\ AH other work, Loweet Prices. Teeth Extracted Evening«. All work Warranted. DR. F. E. SMITH, 8URGE0N DENTI8T, Office amt residence. 811 MARKET STREET. Graduate Baltimore College Dental Hnrgery pm SHERIFF OF NEW CA8TLE COUNTY, James Carmichael, OF WIM1NGTON HUNDRED. Subject to the decieion of the Democratic party. THOSE WHO INTEND TO PURCHASE OR RENT Should not neglect to consult the lists of J.R.C. CORRELL, (late of 81014 Market Street,) No. 5 West Seventh Street. About 400 properties of nil kinds are on his lists and among them are some of the best for investments. J. R. C.CORRELL, No. 5 West Seventh Street. (Late of 810H Market Street.) 8C9 King Street and Cor. Fifth and King Sts. We are offering for lent. Halrnon, t-ardlne*. anchovir*. white hoop herring, Kasetan *ar dines, Chili eauce, celery «alt In elftem. Utile tycoon pickets. Hae the table peach«'* at 10 cent* a can, evaporated penchea at 10 rente, whole appl e and pilled cherriee Hee the corn and tomatoes *e offer, end look at the price. Look at the flour at >'<6 crate a bupr. Ke .i oar flake tapioca at 8 cents, pearl tapioca cheap. Try our Jelly, all flavor»*, an wine H*uoe, 10 cent* a box. We have Baker'* cocoa and Baker'« cocoa ahelle. Macaroni, have you ever tried oyster macaroni? If not. try it Cook the macaroni soft; lay a layer of oysters and a layer of macaroni till you All the dith : lit t)o nip of butter on each layer; pint of milk aud three ckks; pint of brsad crumbs, reason and hake, then ask me to dine with you. It is a dish tit for the kinc. We need not tell about our tea; it is excel lent, so is our coffee. We have all price«, from 21b for 2ft cent« up to 45 cents. Th.» quality we guaruntec. We hare butter as low a« £0 cents We nave all «rices of mo lasses and syrups. C'oni'î in »na look at our soap; naptha soap is w hat we can recommend; it Is fine; ft nakes the clothes white; it save«» women; » he dirt falls outiof the clothes when you use this »oap: It is most excellent for tbe oath, try it; we have basket so*p. «Sally's dime hoap, duck eoa? aud it swims. We sell two f >r a nickle; then we have nickie soap at T. M. WfKR'ft. No, #OW King street, aud ner 5»h and Kin« streets. ml - •I. MORTON DILLON, DELAWARE WIRE WORKS Manufacturer cf Mo» Goaräs aoä Wirs fort Uf every description Electric Light guards and Wire Novelties. N. W.'Hor. Fifth and French Sts THE PRESS NEW YORK) FOR 1 892. H î?, if IIh11 ; Clr - al *tloo than any otto,- Republican newspaper In Ametlea. DAILY. £ UN DAY. WEEKLY. Tie Aggressive Republican Journal ot the Metropolis. A NFWltPAI'E'l FOB THE ai.is-es. Founded December let, 1887. Circulation over 100,000 copies DAILY. 1 '*'beorgan of no fiction; pull* no wlm, hue to at.iu,. sill, s to avenge. THE MOST REMARKABLE NEWSPAPER SUCCESS IN NEW YORK. THE PRESS Is * KtvIoDAl Fflwitpaiicr. A Ch«at» new#, volgnr »«neaHrtio and traeh nutl uj pU<n In tbe win j loCTrfS pa* « s. Thei'iiKsNhistl.e brightest editorial page In New\irK. It sparktis with points. 2*Ra - iia-s Sfhdat Edition Isa splendid twenty-p g*. Duper, coveriug ev.ry curr.nt b p c of intercut. ,,T*R PR'br \Vkkki.v Edition contain« all edit?ins ^tngs of ihe Puny and Sunday For those who eannot afford the D » itv or prevent«' Ip distance from early rreelv It Ilia WigKLY is a s-ileudld t-ubstl •I . t g tine. AS AN ADVERTISING MEDIUM Tna Tinas has no superior in Nnw York. THÉ PRESS Within the reach of all. I ■ . The Best and l heapest Newspaper In America. Da'Iy and Sunday, me yesr.... Dally and Huveay, six months. Da ly aud Sneday, one month. Dally, on« /ear. . Dally oDly, four month«. 8 unday, one year. . .. Weekly I'rose, one Year... $8(0 2..M I. .»I I .(JO S.I« . 1.00 Head forTnaPnira Circular, Samples free. Azentewantid everywhere. L lierai counaieeloua. Address, TIIE PURSH, 38 Park Row, New York A LIST 0? BARGAINS MV Scotch Wool (Doves, at 25e Mum* rs, ;is, in, rv. rso, ii.ui, *1,50. Umbrellas, 75c to $5.10. Larao lino of Neckwear, at 25c and HOc. *1 50 Lln-il Drcsstd Kid Glove, at $1.00. For Top (Hoves, GV, 75 3. $1.00, $1,25, $1.50 Fur Gloves and Fur Mmill*re.s Working Men's Gloves. 25c to $1.25. Handkerchiefs. 5c to $1.00. Camel's Ilalr Hose, at 25«. 25o Half Hose at I5e. Suspenders, 15c to $2.00 Dressed Kid Gloves, $1.00. Working Men's Shirt*. 2'ie to $1.50, Underwear, 25.*, He*. 60c. $1 1.0, $1285, $1.50. White Mhlr s, 35o, 45e,50c, 75e, $1.00. Cu fl» per 1 > * Ir. 15o. Onr 50c. White Shirt le mtulo with a doublt l>uo)c Und front, a eet-ln linen bosom Hue«) with duck* linen cult band«, patent back »leeve and skirt bUya— itiigth, 3Ö luohea. 50c, >«• V WYATT & CO GO:i Market Street. •* FREE DISPENSARY ' Si»* FOR DISEASES SOM ÈYE IF NOBODY' could Rive you snltabi.® Glric'tsai you will Ret outlre M&t,1sfA<'t1on by DR, H. HO EG KL*" BERGER, A REGULAR PHYSICIAN, who for year» lias made Diseases of the Eye hla .pedal study In the beet lnstitnliimaof Europe and America. Th" Doctor cheerfully volunteer« to EX AMINE AND TREAT YOUR EYES FREE OF CHARGE. Correction of A»ilginatiim a Specialty, Rest iimillty l'oidble P; Prices plainly marked. Every glass guar anteed and changed within onu year. of Lenses ffnd Frames at Low rloee. est DR. H. HOEGELSBERGER, OCCULI8T, Opera House, 81 Market Street, Wilmington. Del. WM. B. SHARP & CO., MOURNING AND BLACK FABRICS.: Cl ul rette, $ lf.ii Ardmar«, Sfttin (l l.jron, UuitlQ« Cloth« l'rincotta. Kutin Lhxof, Henrietta« Convent Cloth, Tricot in o ( Mervlll'ai, Ciuiltinero, Nuu'i Tolling, Sir tip d'A.mu, CunrUold Crup *, ;.Gro oralu filialisant*. 'Hie Best Black Goods to boC Tte Best Black Goods to mi The Best Assortaient tore. Fourth and Market Sts. OYSTERS Î FINE OYSTERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. ICE CREAM AND ICES, ALL FLAVORS. E. E. HANNA, 831 Jefferson Street. TELEPHON R 434 No (foods sold or delivered on Sunday. CAS STOVES Are convenient for COOKING AND HEATING Hath and Hitting Rooms or Chambers that need some extra heat, and for HKATlNt# WATER In ordinary range boilers so aa te dispense w ith tires In hot weather. dispense » im tires in uoi we The cost of these stoves, of I and of the gas. Is very moderate comi — with the comfort, especially In hot we&ther A working sample of the water heallag *p pllance can he seen at the putting them in, lerate compared 648 OFFIQE, 300 8hipley Street.