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1 Evening .Tournai,
offers no premiums; It circu
lates soleiy on its merits.
more readers than any other
paper in Delaware.
This edition prints full re
ports of everything of local
and telegraphic moment up to
5 p. m., giving the reader later
news by two hours than any
other Wilmington paper.
Guardsmen Have an Exciting
Midnight Watch.
One Intruder Refused to Explain
Mission When Caught; the Other Two
Arc Driven Away From the Surf Hotel.
Daymen Thought to Have Designs on
the Place.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Fikk Island, Sept. 30. —The provi
sional battalion, consisting of detach
ments from the Fourteenth and Forty
seventh regiments, N. G. 8. N. Y., had
a very busy and intensely exciting time
last night. Two shots were fired by the
sentries at persons who refused to pay
any attention to their challenges.
One intruder was arrested at 11 o'clock
and lodged hi the guard house,
man refused to impart any information
concerning himself or his mission, ex
cept that he was connected with tho life
station. An investigation will be held
this afternoon.
Shortly after midnight another shot
was heard in the vicinity of the Surf
Hotel where Post No. 8 was stationed.
It is an exposed part of the building and
the structure at this point is composed
largely of lattice work,
think that if any designs were enter
tained by the baymeu or villagers to fire
the building this would be the spot that
they were most likely to select. The
soldier who fired the shot says that two
RVange men were challenged and they
took to their heels. The sentry then
fired at their fleeing forms.
Lieutenant Colonel Clobridge is much
puzzled and annoyed at these nocturnal
visits. He cannot understand what is
meant by them and
whether the men are bay men or not. He
says, however, that he hopes to fathom
the affair before breaking camp.
Small detachments of men are ex
pected from the Fourleenth and Forty
seventh regiments to relieve some of the
men who must return to their business.
There is, as yet, considerable uncertainty
as to how long the troops will remain
The officers
does not know
Camp Mitchell, Fire Island, 3.15—
The man arrested last night for not
answering the sentry's challenge, turns
out to be John Doxey, of the life saving
service. He explained to Colonel Clo
bridge, when brought before him today,
that when baited he was so taken by
surprise that he could not speak. He
was released.
A Terrific Explosion In a Pittsburg Mill
j Damages Much Machinery but Kills No
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 30.—At 6.10 this
morning, just after the night turn had
left the mill aud before the day turn had
reported for work, two large boilers in the
carbon iron works, at Thirty-second aud
Smaliman streets, exploded with terrific
force, scattering sections of the boilers,
bricks, etc., throughout the mill in
which several hundred men are employed
during working hours.
The mill was also filled with scalding
steam and natural gas which escaped
from the broken pipes aud then ex
ploded, causing nearly as much damage
to the building aud machinery as did the
collapse of the boilers. Tlie damag
thq, works will aggregate several th
and dollars.
No one was killed and so far as known
no person was seriously injured. The
narrow escape from a terrible calamity is
remarkable. _
A Corroborât Ion of tho Report of a Vol
canic Dimt Cloud.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.!
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 30.—A letter
just received from Sand Point, corrobor
ates the reports received at Ounalaska
by tho steamer St. Paul regarding her
trip through a cloud of volcanic dust on
August 28. The letter Is from the cap
tain of the Clara, which was at anchor
in Chignik Bay.
The schooner Nellie, of Sand Point re
ports that rocks were seen thrown in the
air on the day of the eruption and' that
they seemed to be a mass of fire aud
From additional data of the letter It is
to bo gathered that a volcanic erupt ion
occurred on one of the Alutian islands.
Alaska, on August 28, but details will
probably not be ascertained until a gov
ernment vessel examines and reports.
e to
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Dcbois, Pa , Sept. 30.—A pusher en
gine on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pitts
burg railroad was blown to fragments at
midnight by the explosion of the boiler,
while standing on a side track near Grove
Summit. Engineer Wise and Fireman
Flynu were literally blown to atoms,
Both resided iu Dub<4* ftud leave families,
..ii «
A Yankee Vessel Released.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 30.—The govern
ment has ordered the release of the fish
ing schooner Hattie Maud, of Portland, -
Me., which was seized at Grand Manan
a few weeks ago, it having boon shown
that since the offence the schooner had
changed hands and her present owners
were in jtptal ignorance of her being
• liable to seizure for having contravened
the fishery laws of Canada.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
A Diabolical Attempt to Kill a Family
by mowing up a House Near Mon
[By Telegraph to'the Evening Journal.1
Montreal, Sept. 30.—A diabolical
wholesale murder and robbery was at
tempted at Graud Hauge, three miles
from this city, at 2 a. m. yesterday.
Grand Range is an extensive farm in
the suburbs, owned by Ferdinand Bigras,
a wealthy farmer of Laval county. The
manor house was occupied by him, his
brother Eli, his mother, a servant and
two children. At the hour named all
were sleeping.
Bigras was awakened by a terrific ex
plosion to find the house crumbling about
him. He escaped. Neighbors, aroused
by the explosion came to his assistante,
and the other members of the family
were rescued alive from the ruins, none
being fatally injured.
An earthquake was first thought of,
but daylight showed the house had been
blown up by gunpowder or dynamite.
The farmer was currently reported to
have a large sum of money in the house.
A Delegation Vltilts Koine to Complain of
Had Treatment In Hrnzll.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.1
Rome, Sept. 30.—A delegation of
Italian citizens from Rio Janeiro have
presented to the foreign office a protest
against the treatment accorded them by
the Brazilian police. The protest was
signed by thousands.
While directed especially against the
police, the protest also recites that the
courts and government officials in Bra
persistently ignore the rights of Hal
residents and deny them redress when
they complain *of the abuses inflicted
upon them. M. Valperi, proprietor of
the Rome Journal, in Rio Janeiro, claims
an indemnity of 250,000 lire from tho
Brazilian government, and several oth
ers claim 100,000 lire each, in view of
the persecution to which they have been
Signor Brin has promised to Investi
gate the complaints.
Fire Drive« a Ship Crew to the Unat«
One of Which Swamps.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.!
Liverpool, Sept. 30.—The British
steamer Highland Chief, at. this port,
from Buenos Ayres, reports that on Sep
tember 28, in latitude 51, North, longi
tude 7, west, she met the British tank
'steamer Bayonne, which was then on
fire. A part of the latter's crew had
already taken to the boats.
The British steamer Nicaraguan was
near at hand, but at the request of the
Bayonne the Highland Chief waited till
the fire was quenched. While she was
standing by, a boat was swamped and
five, persons were drowned.
The Bayonne sailed from Philadelphia,
September 15 for Avonmouth,
5000 Barrel* ol Oil Catch Fire anil Do««
of Life the Result.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Sistbksville, W. Va., Sept. 30.—The
storage tanks of the Eureka Pipe Line
company at this place caught fire last
night and five thousand barrels of oil
were destroyed.
Chief Engineer Davis, of Mercer, Pa.,
was on one of the tanks and was burned
to death, and Foreman A. Poole, of Bel
mont, W. Va., was blown nearly 100 feet
and may die.
Several other men were slightly in
jured. Several oil derricks and much
other property was destroyed.
UromlscnoiiH Shooting In Missouri.
[By tclegaaph to the Evening Journal.]
Lexington, Mo., Sept. 30.—Harvey
Plattenburg, a brother-in-law of the late
Major John N. Edwards, the well-known
newspaper writer and author, shot and
instantly killed James McDowell here
yesterday. Police Officer
Gray attempted to arrest Plattenbnrg
and was shot and fatally wounded.
Plattenbnrg was afterward lodged in
jail. It is said there was a long-standing
David M,
grudge between the two men.
burg comes of one of the oldest aud best
families in the state.
Advancing on Caracas.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
New York, Sept. 30.—Advices re
ceived in this city states that Colitia has
joined Crespo's army with a heavy col
umn of mounted spearsmen aud riflemen
and that the revolutionary chieftain
advances steadily on Caracas with all his
available forces. Los Teques will
probably bo the scene of a decisive en
gagement which will put the legalists
finally in power. Negotiations have
ceased,-and whether approved or not,
the leader of the rebels says he will enter
the capital at the head of his troops.
Fa Gil Ouari-el Over a Eaw Suit.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 30.—Jesse Law
less, a farmer ' living near Eaton, this
county, was shot and killed yesterday by
a neighbor named Boyer. The men quar
relled over a lawsuit and 1 .aw less
stabbed Boyer, whereupon the latter drew
a revolver and killed him. Boyer is
fatally wounded. •
Hill XVIII Stump Five States.
[By Telegram to the Evening Journal ]
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 30.—Senator
David B. Hill is preparing a number of
speeches. He will speak in this city
some time next month, from there he
will go to Virginia and the last two
weeks of the campaign he will devote to
New York, Indiana, Connecticut and
New Jersey.
Monopolists Against Democracy.
4By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
New York, Sept. 30.—A special to the
Heruld from Shelby ville, Ind., says that
L. E. Ingalls, president of tlie Big Four
railroad, has written a private letter de
claring that his company will fight the
Democratic State ticket. Orders have
been issued which militate against Dcm
ocratic meetings,
The ^ outer Expire«,
lBy Xelelfrll p h u, the Evening Jonrnal.l
Berlin Sept, 30.— General Carl Mul
1er the last surviving Germai» officer who
took part iu the battle of W aterloo died
today iu Ilauover. lie was» 'JO years old.
Dominion Provinces Racked
by a Religious Controversy.
Legislation Heretofore Evaded Demand
ing Relief for Manitoban Catholics
Must Ho Squarely Met—The Successor
ship to the Premiership Hinges
the Outeome—Iloth Parties Strong and
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Ottawa, Out., Sept. 30.—The govern
ment has received a memorial from Arch
bishop Tache of the Manitoba diocese,
asking that the previous petitions from
the hierarchy, requesting relief for the
Catholic minority in Manitoba, lie con
sidered, now that the imperial privy
council in the highest court in ihe em
pire bos maintained the constitutionality
of the law abolishing separate schools in
When the question came up in the do
minion parliament the government was
glad to escape the responsibility of de
ciding it, by referring it to the privy
council and quieted the clamor ou both
sides by announcing that the costs of ap
peal would be borne by Canada,
the matter looms up again and will doubt
less cause a division in the cabinet, unless
some loophole is discovered.
It will no doubt have an important
bearing on the succession to the pre
miership as Sir John Thompson, who is
looked upon as the coming man, is a
Catholic and will no doubt side with his
co-religionists. He will have to meet the
strong opposition of Ontario's represen
tatives, who were kept in the back
ground during the reference to the privy
council, but. will now come to the front
again, backed up by members of parlia
ment not in the cabinet, who will urge
them on to resist the appeals and allow
no interference in the prairie province.
The Catholics of Manitoba are barked
up by the French of both parties in
Quebec. Of course the law must stand,
as there is no legal resort beyond the
privy council, and politicians are anx
ious to see how the government will
move in this weighty matter.
A Veteran of the War Harked to Death
With an Axe.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
New Yoke, Sept. 3!).—Frank Paulsen,
aged 55 years, and a veteran of the war,
was found dead in his room last night,
the victim of a most brutal and revolving
Charles Knocb, a former asso
ciate of the murdered man, who fre
quently visited him at his boarding
house, 1S9 Hester street, was arrested
on suspicion.
He is a tall and powerful man, whose
dress coincides with the description
given by the murdered man's landlady of
a man whom she saw running away from
the house a few momeuts before the dis
covery of the crime. No motive can be
ascribed for the a«t. as pone of the mur
dered man's effects had been disturbed.
The crime was a
with an axe or an a
Late last night the police arrested a
man on First street who was acting in a
suspicious manner and holding two gold
watches in his hand. When the officer
questioned him he pulled an axe from
under his coat aud a lively fight re
Assistance being procured the man
was taken to the Eldridge street police
station and locked up. This morning,
from information obtained by the po
the roan was arraigned aud held <
charge of murdering Paulson. He gave
his name as Frank W. Rohle. a Swede, of
202 Jefferson street. The police think he
is insane.
on a
Thurman on the Situation.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
New Yobk, Sept, 30.—A special from
Columbus, Ohio, gives an interview with
Allen G. Thurman, in which he says the
speech of Senator Hill gives Cleveland
the assured support of Tammany, which
means that he will carry New York, and
ventures his opinion that he will be
elected. He characterizes the campaign
as the dullest lie has ever known and de
nounces the Force bill as a damnable
measure which should be defeated.
Pike's Signal Station Gone.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Denver, Col. Sept. 39.—The famous
signal station building at tho summit
of Pike's Peak burned last night. While
the building was used by tlie bureau it
was the highest point of observation in
the United States,
utilized as a cafe for passengers on the
Cog road.
This year it was
Sherman on tho Slump.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
North Fairfield, 0., Sept 30.—Sena
tor Sherman's speech in this old village
today, off the line of any railroad was an
event designed especially for the farmers.
It was an all day farm festival aud it
called out all the leadiug Republicans of
Huron county.
Typhu» at Ihe Breakwater.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Lewes, Del., Sept. 30.—Three of the
crew of the British steamer Twickenham,
now at the Breakwater for orders with a
cargo of sugar from Havana, are down
with typhus fever. The vessel is in
quarantine and will be fumigated today
and probably released soon
A Short Cabinet Meeting.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Washington, Sept. 30.—The first
meeting of the cabinet since the presi
dent returned from Loon Lake was held
today. All the members were present.
The session was of short duration.
Y. M. C. A. Note».
John Phillips Quinn, the reformed
gambler will delivet addresses in the
Opera House and Central Presbyterian
church on Sunday afternoon aud even
foot ball game with the Edge Moor
club has been declared off.
The Sunday school teachers' class
meeting tomorrow night will be iu charge
of Rev. Isaac Jewell,
Tlic Pretty Ceremony Whirl« United John
K. Connolly and Min Kate Gorman In
There vm a pretty church wedding at
St. Paul's R. C. church yesterday after
noon at 2.80. Mis« Kate Gorman,of this
city, was the bride, and John E. Con
nelly, of New Castle, was the groom.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.
J. Berminghum, assisted by Father
Brady, of New Castle. Miss Agnes
Curly played the wedding march.
The bridesmaid was Miss Annie Gor
man a sister of the bride and John H.
Martin, of New Castle, was best man.
The bride wore a steel-colored lands
dowiie traveling dress, and carried
bridal roses. The bridesmaid was attired
in pale bine China silk and carried roses.
The large church was filled with
friends and relativesof the young couple,
ami after the ceremony had been per
formed, they tendered Mr. and Mrs.
Connelly a reception at the home
of the brides parents, corner
Sixth and Adams streets, where Robert
Graves the caterer had prepared an ex
relient repast. The happy couple left
for a wedding tour through the
northeastern states and, on their return
will reside in New Castle.
The Ratlllentlon Will he Held at Fourth
and Market Streets Tomorrow Night.
Hou, Thomas F. Bayard anil Senator
Gray Among the Speaker«.
A rousing Democratic ratification meet
ing will bo held tomorrow night at
Fourth and Market streets at which
Cleveland tariff reform and the whole
Democratic ticket, whicli lias just been
completed will be endorsed.
There will be speeches by lion. Thomas
F. Bayard. Hon. George Gray, Hon. John
W. Causey, A. P. Robinson, Esq,, ex
Cougressmau E. L. Martin, Victor B.
Woolley, Esq., Professor Levin Irving
Handy and Peter L. Cooper.
Dr. J. A. Draper will preside over the
assemblage and the First Regiment band
will be in attendance. The members of
tho Tenth ward, George Gray, Bayard
Legion and First Voters' clubs wili at
tend the meeting in a body.
The speaking will be done on a big
stand to be erected on Fourth street near
Market and the audience will assemble
on FÄirth street facing Market. The
hand will have a position adjoining the
speakers' stand and patriotic airs will be
played between the speeches. All of tlie
speakers are leading protessional and
business men and are well-known Demo
Mr. Handy, whose labors towards the
success of the tariff reform and tho
whole Democratic ticket, seem to be un
tiring, will come over from New Castle,
where be will have addressed a big meet
ing earlier in the evening, to sptak to
tho Wilmington Democrats at a few
minutes past 10 o'clock.
George NfdtlonH and Sol. Smith Pound
Koch Ollier With Honor« Even.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
San Fuancisco, Sept. 30.—An audience
of at least 2,000 gathered at the Califor
nia Athletic club rooms last night to
witness the battle between the feather
weights Sol. Smith, of Los Angeles, and
George Siddons, of New York, for a
purse of $2,850.
At the end of the 5fith round the ref
eree stopped tho light and reserved bis
decision. The fight was a considerable
Smith's friends bad
expected to see him win in
Siddons was severely pun
ished about the body but bis coolness
and foot work saved him. Smith wore
himself out rushing the New Yorker.
short order.
Hin DUappcnrance Accounted For.
[By Telegraph to th© Evening Journal 1
Denver, Col., Sept. 80.—The body of
O. L Prescott, a prominent contractor,
was found iu his room in the Revere
House, a leading house in the center of
the city, this morning, so badly decom
posed that it bore hardly any resem
blance to that of a human being. He had
not been seen for eight weeks aud was
supposed to be out of the city on busi
(Jnelltng Presbyterian Indignation.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Toronto, Sept. 29.—At last uight'a
session of the Pan-Presbyterian council a
telegram was read from United States
Secretary Foster, stating that the United
States government was considering the
proposition for prohibiting traffic iu fire
arms aud liquor with the New Hebrides
aud had not refused to enter into such
an agreement.
$100,000 Worth of Freight Destroyed.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Chicago, Sept. 30 —Forty carloads of
merchandise in the Nickel Plate freight
cars at the extreme limits of the city
were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock this
morning. The loss will exceed $100,000,
Tho origin of the fire is unknown, but is
attributed to sparks from a passing
Eilieral Victory In Month Bedfordshire.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
London, Sept. 30.—The election in
South Bedfordshire to the seat made
vacant by the promotion of Cyril Flower
to a peerage bas resulted in a Liberal
victory, Sir. Whitbread, the Liberal
candidate, receiving 4,838 voters to
4,596 for Colonel Duke, Liberal-Unionist.
The English Cabinet Meets.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
London, Sept. 80.—Mr. Qladatone held
another cabinet council today and then
started for Hawarden, where he will re
main until the end of October.
The Bombay Hook Quaratlne.
On October 6 the Pennsylvania and
Delaware quarantine commissioners, ac
comparand by a number of well-known
citizens of Chester aud Philadelphia, will
go to Bombay Hook to view the proposed
site for the inter state quarantine. They
will go on the tug Ivanhoe from Phila
delphia. _
Democrat» to Organize.
The Democrats of the Fourth ward
will meet tonight at 304 French street to
organize for the coming campaign. Allen
Cunningham will bo present and will
make an address.
The Newcastle Wheelnan Car
lies OfT First Prize,
Lun caster of New Castle Sturt« With a
ami Finishes
s I .*4 7.Ml The
Other Races Hotly Contesteil -Zimmer
man a Winner.
The 25 mile road race started at
1.67.30. The men went off in good form,
the course being from the race-track
to Now Castle and return twice, with a
half-mile finish on the track.
On the first turn M. K. Lancaster, W.
A. C., was first;J, M. Lingo, Wilming
ton, second ; J. Lees Hanley, W. A. C.
That showed fine riding for Hanley.
Lancaster was greeted with applause
when be came in on the last lap.
Booth would have had third place if he
had not been knocked down by a man on
the last lap.
0'CalIagHun, Dampman, King and
Wheeler did not start.
Huxley dropped out of the race after a
ruu of ten minutes.
T«*u Minute» llumllcap
Finit Well -Ul« Time Wi
Time of the Rident.
Marriott won tho time prize in 1.20.
the next best
Grace was next, his time
Elliott came next in
80. Jack's time was
he riding under
in 1 22.0(1.
being 1.22.31.
I.tt 82.
Lancaster's time was 1,27.50.
I.hih hiIpi' Wlu» the lUre.
Maillon K. Lancaster, of New Castle,
won tlie race after a fine run. He came
under the wire amid loud chuers from the
New Castle delegation in tho grand
stand. Lancaster is a member of tlie
New Castle Wheel club and of tho Wil
mington Wheel club.
Zimmerman'« Arrival Here,
Zimmerman, the peerless New York
rider, arrived this morning. He was
immediately taken in hand by a self
constituted committee of Wilmington
bicycle enthusiasts, who hauled their
Joss all over the city showing him the
The other men from a distance reached
here on all trains and found a common
centre at the club house where they were
warmly greeted. Several ef them took
a spin over the 25 mile course.
Aflerdinuer "spokes and saddles" was
sounded and everybody
could ride a wheel, went out to the race
track. Those whn could not ride wheels
went on W. & N. trains and in hacks.
When the racing began there were
1,500 persons on the ground, many of
whom were women.
The grand stand, as viewed from the
leporter's stand, presented an animated
aspect. The
stand was
and their friends,
a favorite appeared Ida popularity
was made manifest by the applause.
Zimmerman was particularly honored
in this respect, and his every movement
was watched with interest by hundreds
of eyes. Tlie girls regarded him as tho
fastest young man in the country and
sporting men looked upon him as a sure
in the city who
track near the judges'
filled with wheelmen
and whenever
Iluay Arranging the Men,
The officers of the day were very busy
arranging the men, especially in tho
handicap events. Thçse officers were as
Referee— O. S. Bunnell, P. A. Ü.
Judges—C. A. Demon, S. E. W. ; W.
F. Kurtz, W. A. C. ; C. O. Guyer, W.
W. C.
Timers— H. Sherwtn, W. A. C. ; M. F.
Davis, W. A C. ; W. R. Williamson, W.
A. C.
Starter—E. Melehoir, Jr.
Clerk of course—S. Wallis Merrihew,
W. W. C. ; assistants— B. L. Spence, W.
A. C. ; C. F. Bicta, W, A. C.
Chief Umpire— G. C. Smith, W. A. 0.
Announcer— H. W. Schlicter, P. A. S.C.
The track was in splendid condition as
were also the roads,
short, was everything that could be de
sired, aud the men were in good form and
The weather, in
What the Eviter Mean«.
The abbreviations as they appear upon
the score card are as follows; "C. 15.,''
Columbian Cyclers of Philadelphia; ' O.
W.," Oxford Wheelmen of Pbiladepbia;
"T. M." Time Wheelmen of Philadel
phia; "D. C.," Delaware Cyclers of Wil
mington; "E. W." Empire Wheelmen of
New York; "P. A. W.," Park Avenue
Wheelmen of Philadelphia; "Q. C.
W.Quaker City W
Philadelphia; "S. E. W.," South
End Wheelmen of Philadelphia; "W. W
C.," Wilmington Wheel club; "W, A. C.."
Warren Athletic club; "M. A. C.,''
Manhattan Athletic club of New York,
"O. A. C.." Orange Athletic club of
New York; "A. C. S. N.," Athletic club
Schuylkill Navy ; "Y. M. C. A.," Young
Men's Christian Association; "P. A. S.
C.," Philadelphia Amateur Swimming
club; "N. Y. A. C.," New York Athletic
A Reception at tlie Wheel Club.
There will be a reception, with music
and refreshments at the Wilmington
Wheel club, 907 ghipley street, tonight.
Ills Doctor Forbids Him to Make Public
Several days ago John F. Callahan,
secretary of the New Castle County
Democratic Executive coramitte, wrote a
letter to Colonel A. R. McClure, of the
Philadelphia Times asking him to spe
at tho ratification meeting tobe held |
Saturday evening. Today he received
the following reply :
1*111 LA DELPHI A. Sept. 38, 1WC.
John F. Callahan, Esq.
WllroJmrton, D©1.
M v Deah Siu: I have had several letters
on the subject of speaking In Wilmington,
and must answer you hh I have answered
them—that it is not possiole for me to comply
with your request. I am forbidden by my
physician to make speech©» and answered
McKinley in defiance of his orders.
Vours truly.
A. K. McClure.
She Killed Ills Two Children.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Gallipoli?, O., Sept. 30.—Mrs. James
Pike, who lives across the river from
here, became incensed yesterday at a re
mark made by her neighbor, Charles
Kipper», and taking a shot gun went to
his house aud killed bis two children
who were playing In the front yard. She
has been arrested.
An Eirlj Morning Fire In Denver In
Which One l.lfe la l.ost anil Three Peo
ple Severely lliirnetl.
(By Telegraph to the Evening Jonrnal.l
Denver, Col., Sept. 8(1.—The Buena
Vista Hotel, a two-story frame building
at the corner of Sixth and Lawrence
streets, was destroyed by fire at 3 o'clock
this morning.
Gustave Hearse, a lodg»r, perished in
the flames and Anna Gunderson, A Me
Dougaii and Tom Arnold were severely
burned. The latter may die.
The flames appeared simultaneously in
several parts of the building and only
the brave work of Patrick Mitchell, who
first awoke, saved those who escaped.
Tlie forty lodgers were quickly aroused
and they had to jump from [ windows,
as the stairways were impassable,
twenty miaules after the fire was dis
covered the structure was in ruins.
Mitchell, whoso bravery saved a score
of lives, broke both arras and both legs
in leaping from a veranda when his work
had been accomplished. The hotel was
an old landmark. The loss will amount
to $10,000.
Effort, of the Resetting Forty at the Nor
rie Mine Rewarded- The Salvation of
Others a Mutter of t'oiiject
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
iBHi-KMiisn, Mich., Sept. 80.—A dis
patch from Ironwood says that one man,
a miner named Abraham Thompson, was
rescued alive from the fated Noi rie mine
at lO o'clock this morning. He is un
injured. but was so fearfully frightened
by his thirty hours imprisonment that he
can scarcely speak,
by himself and does not know where the
other ten men were.
It is feared that they were in another
"mom" adjoining, and that all perished,
being carried down to deatructlou by the
enormous fail of rock and ore. If so,
oven their bodies will never be found.
A drift forty feet long through rock
and ore 1ms already been driven by the
rescuing party. The men working in this
party are themselves in great danger.
The ground In which they are working is
likely to start to run at any time, over
whelming them as well as the unfortu
nate ten whose life or death is now a
matter of conjectilVe.
He was in a "room"
A Demand fur the Appointment of a
Receiver Maile In Chicago.
[By Telegraph to thr Evening Journal.]
Chic asu, Sept 80.—A demand has
finally been made for the appointment of a
receiver for the Gas Trust,
cult Court today Thomas H. Martin filed
a lengthy bill against the Chicago Gai
Light and Coke company, the People's
Gas Light and Coke company, the Con
sumers' Gas company, tha Equitable Gas
Light and Fuel company, the Hyde Park
Gas company, the Lake Gas company and
the Fidelity Insurance Trnat and Safe
Deposit company of Philadelphia.
The court is asked to appoint a re
ceiver for these companies whose duty it
shall be to take possession of all the
assets, franchises and privileges belong
ing to the various concerns and continue
to manufacture gas uuder the diicction of
the court, also to enjoin the Fidelity
lusnrauce Trust and Safe Deposit com
pany from acting as trustee under the
contracts under which the companies
were consolidated.
Tho court is further asked to cancel
the stocks held under these contracts
and to place them in the bands of a re
Meanwhile an injunction is
lu the fir
sought to restrain any disposition of the
A Freight Train Breaks Apart anil
Many Cars Are -Sniashml.
[By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Boston, Sept. 30.—The fifth section
of freignt train No. 250, east bound on
the Fitchburg railroad broke apart at
Waltham at 3.30 this morning and a
bad wreck was the result, blocking both
tracks,' probably until late this after
Six or seven ears weie smashed and
the wreckage is piled twenty feet high.
Two carloads of hogs, two carloads of
grapes, a cur carrying three blooded
horses and two carloads of cotton,
leather and general merchandise were In
the wreck. One of the horses was
instantly killed and the other two were
so hadiy injured that they had to he
Twenty or more hogs were killed and
many were so badly irjured that they
hud to be killed. A man named Ayer
who was in charge of the horses was
thrown twenty feet into a coal car on a
side track and was so badly bruised that
he had to be taken to the hospital.
The Senator Wants to Interpose an Auswe
to tin- Republicans.
(By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.]
Madison, Wi«., Sept. 30.—Senator
Vilas made a motion in the Supremo
court this morning for permission to in
terpose an answer in the gerrymander
suit No. 2 recently won by the Republi
He made a brief argument to the effect
that the court in its adverse ruling had
not given consideration to the matter of
legislative consideration in the matter
of making an apportionment and that
that fact had not by him been pressed
upon the attention of tlie court.
Tho latter body took the motion under
advisement, but it will
probably not bo
granted, on the theory that the question
has already been passed upon by the
court in its decision recently rendered.
Wants the Policy Paid,
[By Telegraph to the Evening Jonrnal.]
Denver, Col., Sept. 30.—Peter Ken
nedy, who recently met with a serious
accident, has brought suit against the
Rocky Mountain News which publishes
an accident policy coupon each day, his
claim having been rejected by the pub
The courts have heretofore
held i hat no actual consideration renders
the claim invalid.
A Pacing Uncord Broken.
(By telegraph to tlie Evening Journal.]
Wichita. Ka»., Sept. 30.—Online, by
Shadel, and Onward, by Angeland, broke
the world's 2-year old pacing record yes
terday. going the mile in 2.13} on a regu
lation track.
His Bail Bond Forfeited and a
Capias Issued For Him.
A l.tirge Number of Cases Before The
Judge—Lawyer 1'rlekett Fights all New
Places One Application Withdrawn.
Dörens of Witnesses on the Stand.
Tlie liquor license court reconvened at
10 o'olooa this morning.
Before the license cases were taken up
Deputy Attorney-General Branch H.
Giles asked for tlie forfeiture of bail bond
of William Morris, colored, indicted for
writing lottery policy,
have been tried at this term of court,
iuil lit. fsilt d to appeal Join AI cm r « a«
his surety,
the derelict policy man.
The hail bond in the case of the State
vs. Andrew J. Horsey, charged with keep
ing a gaming table, was forfeited, and a
capias was issued for Horsey's arrest.
Mr. Prlckett then resumed his attacks
The first case at
Morris was to
A capias was issued for
upon the license list,
tacked was that of John B. Elliott,south
west corner of Front and King streets.
Ho contended that It was a new place
and was not needed,
t liât there weie seven large hotels in the
same si
small p
John 11. Rodney, counsel for the ap
plicant, presented letters favoring the
license from A. B. Gillespie, John McVey
and Coroner Sparks. John
Joseph Kenney and several other wit
nesses swore that Mr. Elliott was a
oper person to keep a saloon.
I The applicat ion of John J. Horner, who
wanted to keep a saloon at 300 Pine
street, was withdrawn.
E. R. Cochran, Jr., appeared for
Thomas Logan, of 17 East Front street.
He said that the license was revoked at
the Inst term of court because of evi
dence given by Ex Chief of Police Black
burn, wlm swore that Logan hod kept
screens in his windows contrary to law.
Mr Prickelt claimed that the place
hud been turned down and was unneces
Ho told the court
piare, to say nothing of the many
application of Mrs. Rose Murphey,
of 813 Taylor street, was contested
by tho Law and Order Society on the
ground that. It had already been refused
and was unnecessary.
Ex-Attorney-Oeneral Biggs presented
letters of recommendation from Thomas
Holcomb,' Giles Lambson, William B.
Norton, Benjamin F. Townsend, Joseph
la-Fever, William E. Frank and
William B. Carswell. Ho also pre
«enteil a petition from forty-eight
persons living in the uelgblKirhood. „„
culled Patrick Mahan, Patrick Bonner,
James Currans, and James Taylor who
testified that they considered the place
a public necessity.
The biggest fight of the morning was
F. Mooney, of 11111 East
against Daniel
Twelfth street. Mr. Prickelt called Rev.
Mr. Dulaney, pastor of Kingswood M. E.
church; Alfred Ironfieid, Mrs. Guthrie
and a large number of other witnesses
who declared the place to be rnmeeceeary,
and would prove harmful to the Swedish
Methodist Episcopal ami Baptist
E. R. Cochran, Jr., represented the ap
plicant, He called N. B. Hill, M. Kel
ley, Thomas Smith, and others, who tes
tified that the place would prove a
public convenience.
The next case called was that, of Mar
garet Molrlne, who wants to open a sa
loon at the southwest corner of Lord and
Church streets. Lewis C. Vandegrift
represented the applicant.
Mr. Prickelt opiiosed it because It had
been turned down as unnecessary.
Officer l*ncas said that the order has
been much better in the neighborhood
since the place was closed.
Mr. Vandegrift presented a petition
signed by many persona resident in the
neighborhood. He also presented letters
from John M. Solomon.
Tho witnesses called in her behalf
were Joseph Goss, Harris Eckennaun,
Carlo Banner, Andrew Mulrine, Officer
Mnnion and William R. Ixmg.
The application of W, W. Ward, of
tlie northwest corner of Linden and
Adams street, was opposed because of
other saloons In tho neighborhood, oud
because it would be near Wesley M. E.
church and No. 10 public school.
Rev. J. B. Quigg and others were
called to the stand against it. The ex
amination was going on when court took
a recess until 2.30.
Chief Shield* Distributing Radges,
Chief Engineer Dennis 8. Shields, of
the fire department, is busily engaged
today in distributing or assigning tho
firemen's badges, which have been re
ceived from the manufacturer, to the
various fire companies of tho city. He
announces that these badges will not bo
recognized until Wednesday, October 5,
when they and no other badges will be
A XVe«t Chester Fugitive Caught.
Detective Hatton this morning arrested
Samuel Williams on a warrant charging
him with larceny. Williams is wanted .
in West Chester and after the crime be
came to this city, it was learned here
that he was working for the Wilmington
Transfer company and he was arrested
there this morning. He will probably
return to West Chester without a requi
sition. _■
Adventist« Meeting.
The regular meeting of the Seventh
Day Adventists will be hold in the Red
Men's ball tomorrow. In the morning at
10 o'clock there will be a Bible study and
preaching at 11 o'clock. A Bible lecture
will be given on Sunday afternoon at 3.30
on the prophecies and'other interesting
subjects. _
The Carpenter Will Chestnut.
Judge Cooch, of the Probate Court, is
hearing evidence iu the case of the con
tested will of the late Joseph Carpenter,
of Brandywine hundred, today. The
only witness heard this morning was
Themas E. Carpenter, who is for the
will. _
An Engine's Rod Breaks.
Passenger engine No. 2, of the Landen
berg branch of tho B. & O. railroad,
broke lier driving rod at Greenbank this
morning. The engine had stopped when
the break occurred aud had it not been
for this the engineer would probably
have been fatally injured. The engine
was removed to the shops for repairs.
Plaster Being Unloaded.
The two-masted schooner Herald of the
Morning is laying at XVarucr's touth
side wharves, where she is unloading a
cargo of barreled calcined plotter.

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