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-NLiV DKXoOKATIC DAILY MCWHPAFXU W vwa RATS. SVSRY MAT ICXOÏPT HITVDAT. Jonrsal Printing Gompaai, PUBLISHERS. fOORTH ADI) SHIPLEY STREETS, wilmivotos. dilawak«. Matured at Ute Wilmington pout offloe ns aond-clsas rnattar. _ SUBROlUl'HON RATEN (In advanceJ W» <H year..—... six mouth?- .. three months. <W month. .. .7* ADVERTISING RATBA. CUm« famished on aotutoatlor. TurttenAT, MARCH ». ihp* Peter Mabkr Bradfok* was not In It. PI.SA8URE met Is brighter snd sweeter than pleasure songlit aud caught. Nothing, except a lie, Is [absolu'* . There la a qualifying phrase for every statement.__ It la not difficult to be on pleasant terms with a man who always says pleasant things. The Indiana Republicans profess to be prepared for a "vigorous campaign; there is money in It then. Attorney Maher and Peter Bradford make the same excuses for getting kuocked ont —Fitzsimmons did not fight fairly. Cbakckllor SACLsnuRV calls the Re publican dtfinltion of the word legally a "mona'roslty of assumption" based on "Implication." Iv that $12 60 liability had been ex plained the Republican members of the Levy Court would not have defended the injunction case. If Messrs. Bradford and Sprnance are auch admirable lawyers as Blackstone now says they are It Is strenge that he could not recommend either one of them for jndge of the United State* Clrcu Conrt,_ It li a pity that after twenty years the Republicans cannot torture the world "legally" by a "mon troslty of assump tion" based on ''Implication" to suit the exigencies of the present case of too many Dimrcratlc voters. Since the Reichstag has refused to grant mooey for the Kaiser's navy be will not comprehend why Bismarck re marked that It was easier to mobilize legislature than an army. The Kaiser has an army bat Bismarck bad a legis lature. 8NOWHD Uroer Fassrtt has ventured oat to raise bis voles to gloat over the recent elections as a Waterloo or Hill ism. If the late «leet'ons are a defeat Hilllsin the for ner elsctlou was a much more humiliating Waterloo for Platt FassettUm. Perhaps slv Mr. Harrison had some thing to do with the pu'lieity that has been given to the Nevtna-Blatn* divorce proeetdings as well as to the publication of the Alger war record would have tended te knock out a rival Presidential jar didst*. Either one Harrison and Qaav have united, wonld be interesting to know what argu ments Mr. Quay used to bring Mr. Harri son over. They were likely patriotic, national reasons. No doubt Mr. Harrison feels as much justified in using Quay purchase tb* Presidency as In using pistol to kilt a bnrglar. TnK fifty thousand cases of appeal against (be obnoxious laws snd arbitrary rulings ander the McKinley bill can esrri d from the Supreme Court to peop'e The merchants will not plead ▼aln at that bar against the [injustice se'xlng one man's property to bnill the private ijdustry of auo'her man. If (be McKinley bill conld be tested any mtn who w*9 compelled to pay bounty to a man who raises sngar. or pty a duty on his tlu to start an fant Industry" belonglug to another it would come nuder a former decision the Bupreme Conrt, declaring that property o? one man may not be se'zed augment tbe private fortune or build tbe private business of another man. Representative Andrew of Massa chusetts says that the Democrats of state are for Cleveland, but, that person ally. his first choice for President la distinguished neighbor, Senator George Gray of De' aware.—Philadelphia Record. Neuster Gray Is not a candidate, bnt the Chicago convention conld get the fright which affects all conventions in regard to taking a big man from little state, It conld not find a bigger better man for a candidate. Attorney Bradford hopes that, the enswer to the injunction case filed by the members of the Levy Iu their officitl capacity, the expense be "legally" pot upon the eonnty. that another "monstrosity of tion ' based on "implieatlcnt" The Goart is not a corporation and the of thi« suit was undertaken by six ber« of tbe Levy Conrt as Individuals.five members refos'ng, tbe coart body having no power to act In premise* In a casa recently decided In the Yo-k eonrts It was maintained married woman has a right to for her services with other persons her husband, and that the earnings made are bar individual property, that such service as she may render huiband, whether within or without ■trie line of her dnty, belongs to Heuee in ease of a suit to settle a tract or to recover wages it brought in the name of tb* bnsband. women a-eeiptminc a great many end ■ ntertng a fgreat 'many new tloua. bat they have not captured courts }e'. It is poetle jualiee by nh'eh members of the Levy Coart were defendants personally and individually the for by the deoislon of the chancellor they will be compelled to pay tha costa in the We should like to see Injonction salt, the expression on Solon Blmpler a face wbeu that Idea becomes firmly pltnted bis productive brain. They should be compelled also to psy the attorneys they employed, Sinoe it the work of the lobby they were do Bach, Horsey. in of any WA8 Ing why not assess MahafTy and .the other lobblests for their proporllou of the expense, be some difficulty in reallxityj ou such an assessment even if "fifty thousand ficti tious names" were added but they could purge the lists to suit themselvsa lu case the returns were not aatiafaetory. There would on the Mr a Dr. Parkhurst's charges against the politicians in New York serves to show how sensitive they to the pulpit, how to the press. Suppose, for instance, a preacher hero shontd Mayor Willey's blasphemy and blustering offer to fight another city officer: suppose another mlniator should refer to Commissioner Jester's course of pro mise -breaking, contract-bunting avarl suppose another preacher shou'd read the oaths both of those officers took and compare partisans they have appointed with the requirements of the law; what a sensation would be created. Yet these things have been set forth In the news papers time and again without affeotlug the sensibilities of either man. But the people are affected. What Senator Higgins would not do himself he should not allow another man, who Is paid by the Federal govern ment to act as his private secretary in the conduct of pnblic business, to do for him, or in his uame. This is especially the case eoncerning a man who has only a mercenary Interest in the welfare of the community, who abandoned two profea alons, where he might have been usefnl to the commonwealth, to become a tax eater and a burden on the people, for the purpose of manipulating the negro voters and of the debauchers of the negro voters. He makes himself useful only to a small set of Senator Higgins's party If Senator Higgins would not do the things which bis private secretary does, and unquestionably be would not, then he ought not to have ench a private secretary. The object of his presence here Is admitted to be scandalous, even If It were not scandalous for a man to accept pay for doing a public duty In Washington while he is doing a private, local, dlsrepu'able work for a small fac tion of his political party here. Senator Higgins Is the only Senator who allows his private secretary to uee his opportuni ties In this manner. The incident of esilous ere comment ■•ii clou sues» ; the If the elections occurring In New York mean anything they mean a censnre of the uufalf and extraordinary course of Senator Hill In accomplishing bis nomi nation for President. Senator Hill went Into the United States Senate with the splendid eclat of a msguificent victory over Tom Platt's machine, the Republi cans and Benjamin Harrison. If he had rested there It Is likely that tb* people of New York might have united lu nominating him. But he could uot rest. He must forget the dignity of his sadden elevation and go to work at his own headquarters to pro cure a solid Hill delegation to Chicago. The honest, quiet voters, who, whatever other political virtues they may lack, do not lack votes, have registered their con demnation of the methods of the man whom, but a few deys ago, they were giving nustlnted praise. Thus the proba bility ts that In killing off Cleveland in New York Senator Hill has made the mistake of killing himself there and else where It Is Impossible to tell now, bat tt seems probable that when the members of the Chicago convention gather to deliberate over the situation they will reject both Cleveland and H1U s In of up From the sadly disappointed manner of lachrymose Ingubrlousuess with which Blackstone receives and laments tbe de cision of the chancel'or preventing the six Republican levy courtmen fiom dis franchising enongh Democrats to secure a Republican malorlty Id this city it is a wonder that he fiuds it agreeable to live In Delaware where the courts are so nn just, so unscrupulous, so corrupt, so Ignorant of law and so oblivious to facts, as not to decide cases to suit the exi gencies of the Republican party. It is a pity. But when Blackstone remembers that the Rspnbliean attorneys did not present the proper case ncr nse tbe proper arguments, In his judgment, be should (eel somewhat mollified and reconciled tewards the chancellor. Con sidering the tremendous argument of Mr. Bradford, founded on the extraordinary statement that there might be "fifty thousand fictitious names on the lists," and the fact that Mr. 8pruance apolo gized for the rambling manner In which hla evidently undigested argument was made, Chancellor Saulsbnry really did the beet he could. The only recced lea we can suggest are, that, Blackstone should move np to Connesticnt where Governor Bulkeley Is holding the fort agelaat majority of wicked Democrats; or that he should emigrate to Vermont or New Hampshire where tbe courts are solidly Repnblican. When this ease of Biggs against the Levy Court was in its in ception we advised Attorney Bradford consult Blackstone. Attorney Bradford did not heed the advice; he went his own way, and as we expected, Blackstone jumped upon him and Mr. Spruanse too Of course, if the attorneys did not pre sent the ease properly, the chancellor conld not have sufficient information decide tt properly. Blackstone, in oon seqnenee, ought to be a little easy on chancellor. He did the best he could. by a to of the to up bis our If over a a as was Conrt may la Levy mem a the Wash Dgton whereby they were able Influence legislation and obtain a New a than thus but her the him con be The things ocenpa the Captain Pratt, a chaplain, detailed from the army as instructor of tbe dians at Carlisle, got himself Into repute by his effusive mouth. He ceived a $1,0C0 extra pay for his work Carlisle, but he criticised tbe Members of Congress, and especially the Commu te* on Lidian Affairs, for being favorable and too literal to the Roman Catholics. He said that the Roman Catholics kept an expensive lobby six mtde larger proportion of money than their j r work warranted. When the discussion 1 concerning theananal appropriation for school at Carlisle came np these stated and a resolution facts were introduced to economize on Captain Speaking on Chaplain Pratt's salary, that resolut ion Mr. Butler of Iowa said that if the expressions quoted emanated from Captain Pratt, he was wholly un worthy to preside over any school, and then Mr. Allen of Mississippi made one his characteristic speeches that fre quently set tha House langhing. He said that as a member of the Committee Indian Affairs, be wished to disclaim sort of sympathy with the sentiments None of the expressed by Osptalu Pratt, gentlemen named by Captain Pratt, nor of the gentlemen who had spoken bill was paid to speak. The geutle from West Virginia (Mr. Pendleton) In his talk here behind tn that sort of thing, the Re publicans having fired monlonsly last season. Those who knew Mansur of Miesonrl, knew thst he would Dot have to be paid to speak at any time. His colleague from Mississippi (Mr. Stockdale) had an annual job on his hands, with the Indian Appropriation bill, to exp'aln to hla negro constituency how hard he bad to work to provide for the Indian while they suffered. As the gentleman from Arizona (Mr, Smith) conld not vote, he was btund to talk. If |1,000 was taken eft Captain Pratt's salary he would not talk quite so mush. The resolution was passod and Captain Pratt will now have opportunity to con aider whether It is really worth while for partisan and a bigot to Impute bad-mo tives to others, beeanse they do not hap pen to agree with and please him. ou man because he was him uncere A MKMORASI.I DINNI: R. Many Men of Hnulnae« Bit Arouixl the Festive Board Berlooely Injured. . Special Correspondence Evsmimo Journal Mibdi.HTOWN, March annual banquet of the Middletown Board of Trade was held last night at the National Hotel and the event will go down on the archives roost elaborate ever given Iu Mlddletowu. The decorations for the occasion were elabora'e. The dining room was trimmed with Sags and bunting, while the parlor was com pletely filled with flowers and plants, Telegrams regretting their Inability to be present were resolved from George B Roberts, Georgs A. Massey. Postmaster John Field and many other distinguished Among those present of the Mid Board of Trad* were V. Jolis, W. P, Biggs, 8 —The first the men. dlotown John l). L. Dnnutng. G. B. Hnkill, W. 8 Letherbnry, A G. Cox, J. T. Budd, Joste Jolla, 18. M. Reynolds, ran, E>. 8. Jones, W O Stack, W, D.. Paynter, George 8. Hopkins, Rice. G. D. Kelley. A. M. Chamberlain W . A. Comegy», M N. Willlts, Harry O Johnson, Dr. Horace Vaughan, C. P Gears L. Darlington, W. B. Tharp, M Kumpel Rev. N. M. Browne, Georg« Echeuhofer Augustus Hnebebeck, well, Dowell, J . 8. Crouch. Cyrua Tatman, D. M. Cochran K. R Coeh Jessie Shephard W. 8 Wilson. E. B J. B. Max W. P Reynolds, L. P. Me William Broekson, Edward Coe'iran, Jr., Charles Constable, L. C. Scott, Frank C. Jolis, lohn Clift After the supper a number of sonnd business addresses were made by many Middletown business men. John J. Martin, aged 25 years, a work man employed by Jamas Wilson on th* Delaware railroad, was struck and it is thought seriously injured hy northbound freight train No. 4. at 5 10 o'clock last, evening. He was walking home and had reached the sharp curve at St Anne's, which Is about one mile south of Middletown He heard a whistle blow while he was walking on the track and quickly made a move to get out of the way. bnt It was too late. Tbe cowcatcher struck him with Violent force aud threw him a short dis tance away, where he was found and brought to hie home hereon Lake street The englueer Bald that he did not see Martin until It was too late to stop. Dr. R B. McKe«, the railroad physiolan, was immediately snmmoned aud an examination showed that the wounded man was braised con siderably and was possibly Injnred Inter nally. The take a dav yet to tell whether he is badly injured internally, as he was probably severely Injured ab'iit tbe stomach The Injured man Is well known here aud has a wife and five children. doctor also says that It » a to to tbe «lodge Comogyffi Mooh Better. P»*eUl Correeoondeuce Evening Journal Dover, March 3.—Chief Justice Comegys Is much better to day and able to be np and about his room. A local teachers' institute, under the direction of Superintendent Tindall thiscoonty, will be held In this town Saturday next Tbe water rent receipts of the Watei Department of this town for tbe last year amounted to $3,700, a sum sufficient expenses and leaving to pay all running a surplus of nearly $1.000 Tbe Democrats of East Dover liar,dr bave rented the room over Marcus's Btore and will orgauize a club In a short time. Miss Bnlth Wilds Is visiting In Mil ford. Mrs. Charles Allen ts visiting Mrs Hiram Reedy. Miss Fannie Rowan of Philadelphia visiting Mrs, John KUngler. A leap year reception will be given tbe young women of the Conference Acad emy to morrow evening la Academy Hall William Ever has lost a valuable Happy Rnsseli colt. It was two years old and was veined at $200. Another bpeak-ea.v Uroken Up. The City Hall was crowded tramps last'nigbt. Fully 100 wer* given shelter beside the usual cumbei drunks. Those arraigned at the conrt this morning where Thomas Murphy, who was fined (1 and cost for drunken ness; Dennis Daly and Sarah Lee also drnnk and were each fined $2 cost, James drunkard, was Sued $3 end costs thirty days' imprisonment Edward Coffin aud Edward Cloud were dismissed from answering the charge of larceny Mrs Emma Robb was charged keeping a speak -easy at No. 400 Walnut street. She was arrested pj Sergeants Stuart and Wlggleswortb last night. pleaded guilty through her counsel, H. C. Turner, and was $80 and costs, which she At last night's session of court Tho-nas White was held In $1,000 bail for ing ou Friday morning on the charge writing and ee ling policy slips This the second time White ha; been arres'eo on the charge but has heretofore conviction._ Arrested Far Writing Policy Blips. Harry Jacobs was arretted by White for writing and sellicg poll ins He will have a bearing at to morrow morning's session of the far ' pal Court. u Jones, another In dis re at too in p||g DECISION RENDERED, of of law, and end law no Five Beat Six Every Time If They Stand Op lor It " Chancellor Nanlabur, Decides That the Republican Levy Court Cannot Strike OIY Nantes—Tae !.. rv Court Is a Mlnla terlsl and Not a Judical Body—They Cannot assuma That Namss Ate 111« gal Chancellor Baulsbury has granted a permanent It junction restraining the Republican majority of the Levy Court from striking any names from the lists as they announced their intention of do ing. The decision is a very able and lengthy one. The following are Its salient points, the bill of particulars preface being omitted. and off or and not of it of be thi Is HR SDRS TOU'HE RIO ht "If the recital or analysis of the provi »ton of the bill and answers have been undnly long or apparently prolix, It Is better to err in these respects than to te wanting In a due and careful considéra t;ou In respect to the matters submitted for my consideration. "We are all liable to err. however de slrous we may be to be right. He is for tunate who after the most careful study and consideration is assuredly right and has a consciousness of duty carefully and c in.clentlonslv performed. I would that the dnty of deciding the questions in volved In the controversy arising in this case conld have been Imposed upon others and not Hpon myself. •rkkasonarlh excitement rekb. "The community constituting the in habitants of New Castle county may have allowed Itself to bave been wrought up to a state of excitement and interest un reasonable and uunacessary, bnt we must indulge the hope that such excite ment, If It exists, will pass aw»y and the public mind and public feeling become calm and aarene whan time has given an opportunity for rational consideration aud calm reflection. • HBADIN* OFF AN INVASION. "Now I -hill not consider the question, whether as • citizen and taxable of New Castle county Clerk of the Peace Bigga Is liable to the payment of a tax because his liability In this respect la the ssme as that of other taxables, citizens of said county On this ground, therefore, the complainant wonld have no right to maintain his suit for relief common alike to himself and all other citizens and taxables of said county. Bnt it is a very different question whether the complain ant being the clerk of the peace of New Castle oonntv aud as inch being clerk of the Levy Conrt of snch comity has a right to maintain this salt, and has the right to Invoke the equitable interposi tion of this court. "If the functions, duties and responsi bilities of hts office of clerk of the peace are about to be impaired, invaded or overthrown by the threatened and Im pending action of tha said l.*vy Conrt commissioner* In unlawfully altering and rednolng the number of names upon the said assessment list®, so that It would ba morally and legally uujutt and improper for the said clerk of the peace to join In the certification of the said lists when names have been «0 'omitted therefrom, end if the said dark of th* peace wonld also become liable to heavy pecuniary penalties for certifying and famishing duplicate lists to the county officers of collection from which names which were on the assessment lists when returned by the assessors had been striokan or re moved by the said action of the said Levy Conrt, a very different question ar ses from that under the question whether as a citizen and taxable he is liable or not liable for bis proportionate share of taxes levied upon all other citi zens and taxables for the supoort of the government of New Castle county. TUB COURT HAS JURISDICTION. "Considered In t his view the complainant has a right to bring and maintain his suit tu this court if th* allegations of his bill In this respect are true. "The two main grounds of contention on the part of the defendants, and which were urged at the hearing at great length and with mach ability ard vigor, are: "First. That the power given to the Levy Court la sections 9 and 12, of chap ter 8 of the Revised Statutes, to 'cor rect and add to the assessment returned' and to make 'additions to the corrections of the assessment. Hat the usines of any that they may judge unlawfully therein.' "Second. That the inhibition contained in sixth section of the Act of 1873. as amended by Act of April 8, 1881, volume 16 Laws of Delaware, page 306, to wit; 'That it shall not be lawful for the Levy Court iu either of the counties of this state or auy member thereof to take from the assessment returned to the said Livy Conrt by any assessor, the name of any person legally appearing thereon,' by implication gives to the Levy Court the same power aud jurisdiction. the power is correct, "A caret nl examination and considera tion of the status brings one to the con clu lion that the power to "correct" is never given in connection with the power 'to take off' names |from the assessment lists The power 'to correct' Is gt-en to the Levy Court In connection with the oower to add to the assessment lists and s always In context with the valnation of property, the increasing and diminish ing the amonnt of the assessments and the 'adding' to the lists the names of those who have been omitted and de termining their assessments. knew what it was dotno. is of on »d is by "When the Legislature has provided for the drooping or taking from the as sessment the ntmes [of any persons that should not be tbereoii. it has shown that it knew bow words for that purpose always Indicated with precision the very which shonld be taken off and to nse apt and express And it has names never left it to any direct provision of[law, to the discretion, judicial or oth-rwlse, of any person or body of persons to deter rnlue what names shonld be dropped from and wbat [should remain on the as sessment list, and that this shonld be so Is easily seen when we consider how seri ous the fnce'lon of taking tbe names of persons from the aaseiimeut lists may be, In relation to the elective franchise, more serions far than tbe fonction of aiding names to snch liste. "Now It wonld not be expected that the Législature, anlma'ed with a just regard of the fundamental rights and liberties which they are bonnd to protect, wonld. In view of the matter, carefully provide for and protect the rights and duty of adding names to the assessment lists and then leave It to the general power of correction given to the Levy Court to drop names at their discretion. "We do not think, therefore, the words'correct and add' and'make addi tions and corrections,' in tbe 9; a and 12th sections of chapter 8 of the Revised Stat utes, or wherever else they may occur, to be tiken in this case equivalent to the words 'take off and add' B 'mike additions to and omissions' from tbe assessment list. with of were aud or with She fined ^paid. hear of is Officer TIIB *kcosd ground assumed. lottery ' "Now as to the second ground for *1 to-J contention that this power and Jurlsdic Muclcl- ' tion to take uames fo m tbe assessment ! Hat belongs to the Levy Court—the ma hr ■ M of the defendants eay that It la conferred by Implication by the Insertion the word 'legally' in the sixth section the aet ef 1881. "The office of assessor Is created by and the duties attaching to It are carefully defined and described. He Is elected In and for a compara' ively small district, presumably from his knowledge acquaintance of and with persous property therein. The provisions of pr.scribing his duties are exceedingly preolse and strlngeut, and It he obeys them the lists made by him will be as accurate and felr as human agency cau make them. "But we again note that there is no authority expressly given to the Levy Coart or to anybody to take from the so returned any name whatever, and method or manner of doing so is stated or described TUB WOK® "I.EeALLT" »XPOUNDSD "Now let ua consider what the force effect of the word 'legally' in the sixth section of the sot of 1881 is. They claim by virtue uf it the right to strike names. "Here Is a claim of judicial power of a very high and important character. No mode la prescribed in the law for the exercise of this power. They may have evidence or not as they please, they may may not rest satisfied with the charges believing them to be true proceed forthwith without bearing or notice to drop any or add the names thus Incul pated. There is no Instance of any pre vious or substqnent legislation nnder taktng to grant anch a power. I need dwell upon the importance and value the rights it propones to deal with. If existait «a i make the lists of persons qualified to vote what the majority the Leavy Coart pleases; Barely the as sertion of a power ao far reaching as to able to overthrow all the security of elective franchise should not be made except upon direct and express authority of ,the Legislature Bat there no direct or express authority any where te be found on the sUtntes of the state for snch a monstrosity of assump tion, At best, it Is claimed to rest upon the 'Implication' arising from the use of the word 'legally' in the sixth section of the act of 1881. Buch a power mast rest upon position and direct exptessiou ef the legislative will and not upon Implication. The members of the Levy Court are not authorized by law to drop from the as sesament lists returned to it by the several assessors of said county aoy names appearing thereon, or to do any of these things which tn the eleventh paragraph the majority of said conrt say they propose and Intend to do. "The clerk of the peace of New Castle county has a special interest in regard to the duties of his office as imposed by law in the Integrity of the assessment lists as they left the hands of the assessors, "Mr Bradford characterized the Demo cra.ic claims that all names should stay on asa'monstrons proposition.' How mach more monstrous 1« the proposition that the Levy Conrt has .he power to strike from the assessment lists returned to or the clerk of the peace the names persons on the assessment lists so re turned, when the clerk of the peace la by law required to pUoeupon his duplicates the names returned by the assessors and as returned by the assessors. MUST BOW TO THE LAW. "The clerk of the peace mast obey the lew as it Is and not as others by implica tion would have It to be. Fortunately for the people of the whole state the law by which they are governed is clearly expressed aud not the subject of Imollca tlen merely. This express law of the state wonld snbjeot the clerk of the peace to pecuniary penalitieB If he falls to observe and obey It. What would the consequences If the nroposed action of the Levy Court was to b* adjudged legal, and the Levy Conrt of New Castle county be adjudged to possess the power which they c aim iu respect to the assess ment lists sa returned by the assessors, and what weald be the conse quence if their example was followed In tbe other couutles of the state, it not for me to determine or even Imagine. OVERLOOKED IN ARGUMENT. "The opinion had been dictated thus far when my eyes almost accidentally upon the the fifth paragraph of answer of the members of the majority of the Levy Court. I do uot recollect that this paragtaph was ptrUcnlarly dis cussed, If discussed at all, In the argu ment of this case, and my atteutlon to may not have been called in the argu ment. Let us consider it. In it the fendants deny that they have unlaw fully or wrongfully obliterated stricken iff names of any person on list j, but that whatever names weie stricken off were names illegally placed there jn. "It is not for the Levy Court Commis sioners to ass tune that each names were Illegally on tbe assessment lists as turned as aforesaid and that therefore they had the right to strike them there from, for that is one of the points contest or controversy in this cense. these names were on the assessment lists when returned to the aforesaid Levy Court, then tbie court has already indicated the opinion that they could be stricken therefrom by the Levy Conrt Commissioners. "it won't do, gentlemen !" "If they have s' rieben off or expunged from the lists so returned or changed altered the said lists by striking or pnDging therefrom any namss or name whatsoever appealing thereon the charge of so doing Is not satisfactorily answered by saying hat said action was not arbitrarily or without warrant of law,for th*t question is for this conrt to decide aud not for those defendants to determine for themselves when the propriety legality of such action is the matter controversy In the canse. "It won't do for a majority of tbe Court to sav as they have done in answer to tills paragraph of tbe bill they, as constituting a msjorlty of said Levy Court, Intend to cause to stricken from said assessment lists so tnrued as aforesaid snch namss and such names as the said Levy Conrt,while engaged in tbe discharge of What term legal duty imposed upon It of vising and correcting lilts, shall be as e INTRODUCTION for THE GEKT7INH Jchann Hoff's Eklt Extract. It is tlio best nutritive tonic in v ilesccnce, dyspepsia, for the weak debilitated. Beware of other soldas "Hoff's" Malt Extract. ask for the genuine "Johann w liich is imported from Berlin ; palatable and pleasant. For sale by druggists. Eisner & Mendelson Sole Agents and Importera of Waters, 6 Barclay street, New York. fled on due examination were unlawfully aud do not legally appear thereon. ITS POWERS ARK MINISTERIAL. "During almost fifty years I have been a member of the bar of the State of Del aware. In early life I was connsel for Levy Court. In the county In whicL 1 then resided, and during that period of time I have never known and I have never heurd, until the argument of this case, the course which a majority of tie Levy Court of New Castle county say in their answer they intend pnrsue, pursued by the Levy Court in any county of this state It is too late, therefore, for me officially to recognize its propriety, lawfulness or judicially to give countenance thereto, ' Finally, I remark that the Levy Coart of New Castle county la not, in the strict sense of that word, a court, but Is a body of commissioners elected and con s ituted as in the statutes of the state Is prescribed with limited and Well-defined powers and dnties, which powers and duties are iu some respecta, aud in some respects only, quasi judicial, bat In most respects ministerial o - ly." TUB DECREE OF CHANCERY. Then comes the decree making the injunction permanent, and .ordering the majority to pay the costs wkhln three months or attachment. These costs will amount to $12 60 for each of the Repub lican members Yesterday af ernoon when the memb ers were made aware that the injunction had been granted the bes- of feeliug pre vailed. but the "Big Five" were happier than the "Big Six to - it W âNâM A H ER**! Philadelphia, Thursday. March 3, IM»2. The weather to-day ts Itkt ly to be clear. There is evolution in the Lace store. Thirty-three new styles of Veilings at 25c to $2.50 a yaVd, many of them exclusively here. manufactories. We think the assortment choice and the val ues for the prices—$1 and $1.25—better than you'll find elsewhere. All evolved from Mr. Barnes' All the evening shades in Brussels Net, personally se lectfd a few weeks since at the . „ The new things are all the time coming in. Marvel of neatness and fitness and recent European trip. CheBtnnt street entrance. East. If you skip a day or two from the Women's Wraps just now you are likely to miss seeing the first bow of the style you've half dreamed of. be is to economy. Ai $6 50 —Small lot fineDiag onal and Cheviot Ulsters and Newmarkets (heavy weight) with Silk Astra khan sleeves; others with sleeves handsomely braided. At $io —Imported shower proof Cravt nette Ulster with detachable cape, tan and gray effects. At $12 75--Great variety Ulsters in tan herring bone Cheviot, tan and gray Camel's-Hair finished Cheviot with small dish figures, black and blue fine twilled soft finish Cheviots. Capes half lined with changeable or plain colored silk. At $13-75 —Gray mixed Cheviot Ulster with full Military Cape; 4-inch serge facing. At $14 50 —Ulsters in fine tan and gray twilled stripes and light gray plaids En tirely new styles. Full Cape with cord fastenings pearl buttons, seams bound, tailor finish. At $15 —Ulsters of twill and soft finish black Cheviot, with full Inver ness Cape, lined through out. At $iS —Tan and gray nov elty cloth Newmarkets, with Military Cape Hood. fell the it de or the re of If not or ex done and lu Levy thsir that the bî re only they re satia Second floor, Cbeatnat attest. John Wanamaker. « For Suffering Women. DR. MILES Restorative NERVINE. JV tAit-ts «KIM*'*« cimaa: SleepIMH»—! Norrouffi Proatrm tioa, sick a»<l bMtdache* voue fits, etc. After fonr treatajent by beet Soctore tbe land, bat without any rsMef, have seed Nervln- fur one week and bar* not bad an •lace. UraoC Baaci-e. UeathvUlc.Pa YcnrNer vine baa cared me completely J.M.Tatio«, 1-olty.O. Trial bottle free dragclete DR. MILBS MÉDICAL Oo , Elkhart,Tnd. TOI V.'ffi Hand th« marYflon« Trench _ art Ramffidf CALTH08 fre*» »nd M F Ff \ fuffirffint**thffit ( altho* \ HTOI* DlKh»r*W> FffiiUffiloffiffi. \ S *®lSrrOR» , *L~<*Yl*mi fO Uu Hand pay <f stuiifiti. iv-*i VON MOHL oo.. , «7 3 con and extract* Always HofT«,'' luoet all Co-, Mineral mr.J ICURESASSURED! u r VfLArkl '' without •• I IT! c TT WW 1 * I STOMACH DBDSSIRO I TFTSTnn dl»*MM of men «neb »» N>rron» Debility. !«• of VI»nr of DMHopmriil, ®trl*tor*. KlUoey llleit«rr IMOIralU*#. » «rlrwlr-, Ur. Illustrative Treatise giving full pa rticulars horn* treatment sent reeled on application THE MABSTC M CO ISPmPu«, (ReY um [strong MADE Painless Dentistry I Fine operating chaire. Skilled operator*. DR. E. C. HONEYWELL, I Dentist, F lù'o iftameT Wilmington, Del. „Ei'K'Tta in operat'ng with nitrous oxide gar and Vitalized Air. manufactured dally on lu - premises. Teeth extracted for 35c With (las or Vital (zed Air. 50c Rilver fl'llngs. 75c. Amalgum " 30c. ■ Gold " $1 andnp ARTIFICIAL TEETH. The Improved method with plumpers to re store the natnral rontour of the face. We make a set for S5. The very best for It Quality and Fit Guaranteed. * GOLD FILLINGS A SPECIALTY TEETH EXTRACTED EVENINGS. DR. E. C. HONEYWELL. 703 MARKET STREET. Office open till Sum. PROCLAMATION THE STUTE OF DELWARE, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 1 Whereas, Information has been brought to the attention of the Executive, that a famine prevails among the peasantry of Russia, extending over four teen great provinces, with a population of from twenty to twenty five millions of people which will result in great loss of human life unless promptly re lieved ; And Whereas, The relief of this afflicted people must come chiefly fiom the generous phil anthropy of their fellow man in all parts of the world ; And Whereas, The people of this State cannot better show their gratitude for the protection of a Divine Provi Lj ence which has kept from them pestilence and famine and b[ essec [ them with abundance of and prosperity than by aiding those in distress ; Now, therefore, I, ROBERT J. REYNOLDS, Governor of the State of Delaware, in an swer to the appeal from the or ganized agency for relief to the sufferers in Russia, do hereby issue this, my proclamation, recommending to the citizens of Delaware, a prompt response to this appeal and generous contiibutions for the cause in which it is put forth, And I do further request and direct all citizens, societies, committees and agencies de siring to aid in this work to p U t themselves in communica ! ; fine and tion with the Russian Famine Relief Committee of the United States, at No. 732 Fourteenth street, Washington, D. C., which is acting in full harmony with the American National Red Cross Associa tion, and which Associations have arranged for the pro npt and expeditious transportation to the afflicted districts of Rus sia, and for the distribution among the sufferers, of all sup plies which may be received. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this Twenty-third day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eigh t hun dred ninety two, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the one hun dred and sixteenth. [seal.] * ROBERT J. REYNOLDS. By the Governor : David T. Marvel, Secretary of State. aer rears the in your attack ii-. FOR 8 4LE OR RENT. Eight new and desirable houses on Four t en»h street t* w.en Clayton and DuPont streets, each eontalning7 rooms and bath and (ront pitch : cellars well drained into sewer ; lots30am Apply to K. MORTIMER BYE, N E. Corner FIFTH and PHIPLEY Streets, Wl.mlngton. Delaware._ » will EXCURSIONS STEAMBOAT COMP Al Y Will resume trips TUESDAY. MARCH L Jim». ^TLMINGTON W n l fir* tor 81EAMER CITY of ÖHE8TER Leaves Fourth street wharf at 7.31 a. m. and 1 p. m Leave Philadelphia. Chestnut street wharf. atiu.l&a.m. and t p m.