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The EVENING JOURNAL offers no premiums; it circu lates solely on its merits. The EVENING JOURNAL has more readers than any other paper in Delaware. FIFTH *YEAR. WILMINGTON. DEL., THURSDAY. OCTOBER C>, 1-892. ONE CENT. O'CLOCK I I EDITION. This edition prints full re irts of everything of local id telegraphic moment up to p. m., giving the reader later iws by two hours than any .her Wilmington paper. ALTON'S STATEMENT. he Bold Scheme That Led to thfe Bank Robbery. dMETT WAS FORGED TO FIGHT. le Dying Outlaw Explains the Motive Which Prompted the Dang to Make the Raid. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] COVPKYVILLB, Kas., October umett Dalton made the following ite-mortem statement last night: Jetober 1, 1892, I met the boys south of ulsa and they asked me how much oney I had. asked them how much they had and my said about $300. I asked them what ley were going t«> do with it. They •id that this town had been trying to .pture them. used to have lots of friends here, ob said he could discount the James iys' work and go up and rob both iffeyville banks in the day. I told them îat I did not want any of it at all. He ild that I had better go along and help nd melt some of tho money and leave io country; that if I staid around here I as sure to get caught or killed. "The morning of October 3 we saddled p north of Tulsa, in the Osage nation, ml rode twenty miles toward Coffey ille and talked the matter over. I went ut of love for my brothers, for I knew hat the authorities would get after me Wyhow and I would have no money to et out of the country. We campsd at he head of Hickory Creek at Limber [ill, about twelve miles from Coffey ille, the night of October 4. That night /e saddled up and rode to the bottoms f Onion Creek on Davis farm, and this lorning we fed our horses some corn. "I asked the boys if they were coming p here. They said that they were and said that it would not be treating you ight as you always befriended us. sked them how they were going to do he business. Bob said we would ride in .bout «9.80 in the morning. He said here woulif not be many people in town o early and not many to hold tip. He aid he wanted me along because I was uick on the shot. "He said that I would go to the First N'ational and let the boys go to Cong lons. Ho said he would ride in and liteh at tho old Congdon buildflng. Peo ple would not see us until we get right nto tho banks. All five horses belonged o Bob. "I am a full cousin to Boh aud Cole Younger. My mother was a sister of Dole Younger's father." He confessed that the gang was re sponsfble for the Red Rock, Wharton and other train robberies in the Indian Territory which had been credited to The story of a hidden treasure "If there had 0.— I told them about $20. I said that was a lie, for i ■ them. he said was nonsense, been a hidden treasure," he said "we would all have been alive today. It was because we were all 'broke' that we planned the Coffeyville raid. We were being hard pressed by the officers down in the territory when Bob decided that would have to get out of the country." « ■ MRS. GILMORE IIS NO..PARTNER The Musician's Widow I« Not Connected With the Famous Band. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Nkw York, Oct. 6.- -The widow of Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore will not be Identified with the- hgnd made famous under her husband's leadership. To a reporter last night she gave her reasons for taking this step. "Since my husband's death," she said, "I havo received numerous applications by musicians here and elsewhere to be appointed leader of Gilmore's band. These persons no doubt thought I owned tlie band, but I have no ownership in it other than of the music in its repertoire which belonged to my husband and is worth $50,000. While I have no doubt that Mr. Gilmore would have desired his band to contiuue after his death under his name, I do not think I ought to as fiume the risk of its management. I have therefore concluded that, under no cir cumstances, will 1 have any further con nection with the hand as manager or backer." Trying to Save a Sinking Ship [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.l Montreal, Oct. 6.—The Allan Line Steamship State of Georgia, Montreal for Aberdeen, with flour, cheese, butter and lumber, besides 500 cattle, is ashore in the St. Lawrence river near Cape La Roche, and may prove a total loss. She ran against a rock, cutting a hole in her bottom which let the water in so freely that it was found necessary to beach her. The vessel has settled down at the stern and her cargo must be considerably damaged. All of her cattle have been got ashore except ten which were drowned. Steam pumps have been or dered from Quebec and every effort will he made to save the ship and cargo. A Prominent Florida Mason Dead. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 6.—Judge DeWitt C. Dawkins,a thirty-third degree and grand secretary of Florida mason lodge died at his home here yesterday, aged (13. He has been grand secretary for twenty-eight years and was also in spector-general in the order of A. A. S. of America and a lawyer of ability and rep utation. Actor Harris Dying. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Chicago, Oct. 6.—Charles Harris, a leading member of A. M. Palmer's stock compasy, Is dying of Bright's disease In this city Mr Harris won his first notabW success in New York as Baron Hartteldt in "Jim the Penman." A BRUSH WITH UNCLE SAM. llic Mohican an A Sealing Schooner (>iv< Exciting Chase in Behring Sea-A Rig Seal Catch. [Uy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.l Seattle, Wash., Oct. 0.—The sealing schooner Willard Ainsworth returned yesterday from her maideu sealing cruise, which nett«l her 880 skins. The Ainsworth had an exciting brush with til» United States steamer Mohican on May 25. Last year the terms of the modus vi vend! were that aiiy schooner leaving port before the agreement had been made and not being warned could not be seized for taking seals in Behring sea. Nearly all the schooners this year left port before the new modus vivendi had been signed, and did not know that it provided for seizure in the sea whether or not warning had been given. Con sequently every schooner that sighted a man-of-war tried to get away to avoid warning. On the day mentioned, when some where to the southwest of Middleton Island, the Ainsworth sighted the Mohican and clapped on all sail to es cape. The cruiser gave chase and with steam and sail overtook her. When she was almost alongsido the Ainsworth put about and got away some minutes before the Mohican could get around, hut when she did she bore down on the schooner very fast. The Ainsworth went about and got away again. The commander of the cruiser then evidently lost liis temper, for a gun was run out forward. This time when slio came within hailing distance she commenced blazing away. Five shots were tired. No damage was done to the vessel as the shots whistled through the rigging, some of the crew narrowly escaped being hit. Ensign Harrison, a nephew of Pres ident Harrison, boarded the schooner and served official warning to keep out of the sea. LAST DAY OF THE SESSION. The Real Estate Convention Nearly Con cluded—Candidate. for Office— Prospec tive Trips. LBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Buffalo, Oct. 0.—This is the last day of the real estate convention and much general business remains to he done. The all-absorbing topic, however, continues to he the place foc t he next convention and the future officers of the associa tion. Denver has taken a spurt and Is a dangerous competitor for the honor this morning. Detroit is still in the first rank and has the support of Cleveland and many of the Eastern cities. Tlie northwestern combination is working hard for St. Paul, but does not seem to ho making many converts. For president of tho association, Treas urer W. B. Cutter, of Buffalo, appears to have the largest following, and for secre tary there is little opposition to Assist ant Secretary J. C. Barthulf, of Mil waukee. These two questions will be settled late this afternoon, just before adjournment. The unit rule has been adopted by most of the delegations. The Milwaukee delegates, together with a few from Nashville, St. Louis. Louisville, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth are arranging for n trip East from Buffalo after the convention closes. They will go by special train through New Yo/k state, stopping at all principal cities, and then to Boston. From that city they will go along the coast, taking in New Haven, Providence. New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore Washington, Richmond aud back to Pittsburg. It is expected that the trip will take about two weeks and that over 100 delegates will participate. It was a little after 10 o'clock when the delegates assembled for this morn ing's session. There was u change in the program. Ex-Governor Hubbard, of Texas, who was to have read a paper ou "Our Changed Commercial Relations," had found it impossible to attend and place was filled by R. S. Smyers, editor of the Chicago Real Etato and Building Journal, who read a paper on "Alien Laud Law Legislation," and was followed by Hon. A. S. Colyar of Nash ville, with a paper on "Urban Realty Legislation." his To Issue Insolvency Proceedings. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.l Boston, Oct. 0. —At a meeting yester day of the creditors of Putnam & Co., manufacturers of and dealers in metal bedsteads, Boston, a committee of in vestigation reports that the direct lia bilities were $105,936, and that the nominal assets in accounts, merchandise, cash etc., were $98,514, besides an equity in the firm's building, machinery etc., of which the value could not well he estimated. The committee recommended that unless the firm should offer 100 cents on a dollar, insolvency proceedings should be instituted. The meeting em powered the committee to take such actiou as seemed best, if no offer was re ceived within three days. Austria XVon tlie Race. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Vienna, Oct. 6.—Lieutenant Baron Reltzenstein, the only one of the German long distance riders who was thought to have a possible chance of beating the Austrian record, arrived at Florisdorf this morning having been 73 hours and 40 minutes on the way from Berlin. This settles the contest in favor of Austria, Lieutenant Count Starhemberg having made the distance from Vienna to Berlin in 71 honrs and 85 minutes. Property Seized During Sicknons. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal ] Boston, Oct. 6.—A Newport, R. I., special to the Herald says that E. P. Garretson, a grocer, sent a sheriff last night to the residence of Mrs. Paran Stevens and seized her horses and car riages for debt, and that in view of the fact that Mrs. Stevens is in Boston, where her mother lies dead. The action of the tradesman will be severely cen sured. _ That Challenge for the America Cnp. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.l New Yobk, Oct. 6.—A special meet ing of the New York Yacht club has been called for October 19, at (which the pre limiuary challenge, received yesterday from the Earl of Dunraven, to sail for the America cup, will be considered, the challenge is accepted, it is said, the earl will build a new boat to confirm with the conditions of the deed of gift. If W. NI. RUNK SUICIDES. The Philadelphian Shoots Him self in the Temple. HIS MIND EVIDENTLY DISTURBED. The Well-Known Member of a Large l)ry (JuiiiIn Firm shoots Himself In IIlie Stable—He Wae Roth Wealthy aud Prosperous. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Philadelphia, Oct. 0.—William M. Hunk, aged 4(1 years, a member of the large dry goods firm of Darlington. Hunk & Co., a director of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance company and a wealthy and influential citizen of Phila delphia,committed suicide at his country home at St.David's near here.at 8 o'clock last evening,by shooting himself through the temple. No eause can be ascribed. He carried $525,0li0 insurance on his life. Was Very Nervous Yesterday. He was at his place of business yester day and appeared to bo extremely nervous, as he had been fora day or two. Late in the afternoon he went to his home and for two hours his wife noticed that he was irrational, but supposing it was due to some business trouble, gave it no special attention. Fired the Shot In Ills Stuhle. After sending one of his sons to the i ail road station to meet an employe of the store he went to ills stable and with a small Smith and Wesson revolver put a bullet through his temple, dying in stantly. He was seen to go into the stable by the gardner and a fsw minutes luter was seen by the same person cold in death. The report of the pistol was not heard. III. Mind Uecame Unbalanced. The news of the suicide did not reach this city until today and because of the prominence of the victim it spread rapidly. The deceased was very wealthy, his business is in fine shape and no cause can be ascribed for his action. The only theory is that his mind became unbal anced and during a fit of mental abera tiou he ended his life. He leaves two hoys by his first wife, one of whom is at Yale and the other at the University of Pennsylvania, and three children by the second wife, city home was 134 North Eighteenth street. His A DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. It Kick* Aealnnt tlie Republican* at (ieorsetown-About Exaggerated Ac * count*. A Wilmingtonian who was in George town on Tuesday and was present at the "graud Republican rally," says that it was a fiasco iu every sense of the word. To use his own words : "There were not more than 300 persons present. The Republican papers put the attendance at 1,500, hut 3l>0 will eover everything including t he speakers. One half' of the auditors were Democrats. The small attendance was a genu ine surprise to the Higgins mana gers who had taken Charles Emory Smith there to be lionized. It was Tuesday of Court week, the very day on which Sus sex countians go to Georgetown to trans act their court business, and it was the day of tlie Republican oounty conven tion. With all these inducements a crowd could not be had. "When the meeting began Senator Higgins and several others were sitting on a bench. Suddenly there was a crash and the only parts of Senator Higgins visible among the debris were his legs. "He extricated himself and a few minute» later started to walk across the platform. He stepped upon a loose plank, upset the stand, broke the pitcher and sprinkled his companions. Smith had After Mr. concluded his speech the senator stepped to the front but was forced to the brass band of the platform, to give which struck up a dolorous tune at an inopportune time. The hand was silenced ns speedily ns possible, and the senator had just said: "Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen," when n dozen voices yellsd"Willis! Willis!' 'Taken al together the meeting was anything but a pronounced success. av EULOGIZING TENNYSON. The Civilized World Considered the Poet I-aureitte's Name Immertal. [By Telegraph to ths Evening Journal.] London, Oet. 6.—All the evening dailies contain leaders on Tennyson. The St. James Gazette says that Tennyson embodied all that is best in the Victorian Some might have soared higher but none age. and have touched deeper, knocked at so many hearts. The Pall Mall Gazette says that the civilized world considered Tennyson's name immortal long before he died. The Pall Mall thinks that the next poet laureate will be Swinburne, appointment, despite Gladstone's prej udice against Swinburne would be a fine instance of a great man's magnanimity. The Evening News and Post regards Tennyson as the Mendelssohn of poets. The Globe says that the verdict of pos terity will always be that Tennyson was the greatest singer of the Victorian age. Yesterday morning Tennyson turned at his request to face the light. After looking at the window for several minutes he spoke of the brilliancy of the sunshine and the clearness of the air. Early in the afternoon he slept lightly. He awoke in full consciousness. He asked for his favorite copy of Shakes peare, turned the leaves until he found "Cymbeline," and gazed at one page for several minutes, moving his lips as read ing to himself. The watchers waited in silence for him to speak, but he finally laid down the volume without having uttered a word, and, with his finger still between the leaves, he fell asleep. Tho book was not removed. ' Late in the evening the moon rose with unusual splendor and flooded tho death chamber with light. Tsnnyson watched it through the curtainless window with his hand still resting between the leaves of "Cymbeline," and thus he died. The space reserved for Tennyson iu West minster Abbey Is just to the left of Browning. Such an was A Democratic Majority of 70,000. [By Tslegraph to the Eveuiug Journal.l Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 6.—Governor Northen's official majority is now placed at 79,(55, THE CARACAS BROIL. Consul Hanna's Action Approved in Washington American thins lace the Fort Outrages of the Military. Illy Telegraph to the Evening Journal. New Yoru, Oct. 6.—A letter received iu this city yesterday from Lit Quayra, under date of September 28, says tliat upon the recommendation of Renjtfro Pal acio the (-'araeas government recently cancelled the Fxequateur of Philip C. llauuti United States Consul at I.a (luayra. Minnister Scruggs however, called upon the president at once aud protested against this.urtion. lie as sured the govsrumeut that Consul Hanna's action at the time the other con suls were jailed at Pepper—to which Pal acio appears to lia^o objected—met with his full approval and that of the govern ment at Washington. As a result of the in terview the president directed the recall of the foreign minister's notice advising cancellation of the Fx<g|tiateur. Consul llauna aud Secretary of Lega tion Hart (email had a long conference on September 23 aboard the Chicago, that he notified the government that it must give forty eight hours' notice to foreigners to get out of the place before firing a shot from I.a Yigia. Hotli the Chicago and the Kearsarge have their guns trained upon the fort, and its com mander will hardly dare curry out his threat in the face of tliu American's warning. It is reported that (leneral lVrazu, iu command of the government licet, re cently sent an expedition against Naiguata. The warship Paparo.tho tirst to reach the scene, commenced to shell the town. The peaceful people fled, when the troops lauded and ransacked the village, not even sparing the sacred relics of the local churches. Helpless women and little girls were overtaken and assaulted by the half drunken soldiers and most terri hfe out rages of every kind committed. In one instance a baby was torn from its moth er's arms and its brains dashed out against the rocks. In another case an old man of 70 years had ids ears chop tied off and tongue cut out. The troops brought their loot to La Guayra and were allowed to offer it for sale in the public market. with Admiral Walker It is understood The Concord Returns to Venezuela. LBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Washington, Oct. 8. —The Concord, which returned yesterday to Colon, will probably bo ordered back to Venezuela at once as reports received at the State Department indicate that matters aro approaching a crisis iu that country nud that there is need for all three of Admiral Walker's fleet now in those waters. CRESPO AGAIN TRIUMPHS. The Venezuelan General * I le feat a the ment Furrea In a Desperate Battle Tenues — To Enter Cnraeua. [By Tslegraph to the Evening Journal.] New Yoke. Oct. 6.—A private dispatch from La Guayra, Venezuela, received here this morning says: "A desperate battle has just taken place at Los Teques, a small town on the railroad line to Valencia, equi distant between that lilac# and Caracas. Six hundred men were killed and many high government officials captured. Crespo lias struck another decisive blow, which following his previous suc cesses. means Victory for tli# Cresplsts. Crespo bss announced his determination to enter Caracas tomorrow." At I.< DELAMATER CONVICTED. A Jury Declares The ax-Senator Guilty of Statutory Embexslenieiit. [ByiTelpgraph to the Evening Journal.1 Mkauviu.b, Pa., Oct. 8.—The jury lu the Delamater casas found a verdict of guilty as to George Wallace Delamater and not guilty as to G. B. Delamater and T. A. Delamater. G. W. Delamater was in tho court room and received the verdict without flinching. The defense will move for a new trial, and failing to obtain it will carry ths case up on tho question of tho constitutionality of the act of 138J, and their numerous exceptions taken to the court's rulings. Tho verdict meets with general approval. The charge on which ex-Senator Delamter is convicted is statu tory embezzlement ; that is the firm re ceived deposits ia their hank knowing themselves to be insolvent. THE MOffÀVIA RELEASED. The First of tlie Cholera Fleet Permit ted to Proceed to the Dork. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.l QUARANTINE, Oct. 0.—Tho Hamburg Packet company's steamer Moravia, the first of the cholera infected vessels to arrive at this port, will be released today and allowed to go to her dock iu Hobo ken. The steamer Moravia arrived iH lower quarantine August 30 aud remained there until September 20, when she was permitted to come to upper quarantine, preparatory to the discharge of her The Moravia has been detained cargo. so long, aud has been so thoroughly cleansed and disinfected that ail possi bility of infection has been eliminated. She is the first of the infected vessels permitted to proceed to the dock in Ho boken. Arrested oit a Serious Charge. [By Telegraph to tb* Evening Journal.l Nohfolk, Va., Oct. 6.— B. H. Hopkins, a Western Union telegraph lineman, who has been engaged in putting down a cable for the Western Union company in Berkeley, left his work last Friday and went to the house of a woman residing at Poindexter place. The brute seized the young woman and attempted to throw her down. She screamed and re sisted vigoreusly, and he became fright ened aud fled. Detectives were put on the case aud he was arrested and identi fied. He will have a hearing today. No Change In Stonecutters* Wages. [By Telegraph to ths Evening Journal.] Boston, Oct. 6.—At a meeting of the granite manufacturers of this city yes terday, it was decided to offer the cut ters the same terms as those offered by the manufacturers of Barre and Quiucy. Injured Young Women Recover. The Misses Fannie and Alma Mc Whorter who were badly injured by being thrown from their carriage two j weeks ago, havs entirely recovered. CORNER-STONE LAYING. This Part of the Foundation Laid This Afternoon. WILMINGTON MINISTERS SPEAK. Appropriate Services on the Site of That Faut Side Sanctuary—Presiding Filler Uarrett ami Other Mtnslters Speak. Ni The corner stone of the now Epworth M. E. Church was laid at 2 o'clock this afternoon with a very pretty service. Dr. J. Y. Dobbins, pastor of Grace M. E. Church, presiding. About 800 people attended the corner stone laying aud were deeply interested iu the services. A great many of the participants were women. The partially constructed edifice was decorated with large American flags, and a temporary floor hail heex constructed for the accommodation of the witnesses. At the left hand ing u small stand upon this the speakers sat. I'igg of Chester, and Rev. J. P. Otis of Bruudywiue were also seated on the speaker's stand. The services began shortly after 8 o'clock, when Pastor Jewell announced Dr. Dobbins as president of the meeting. Tlie president made a short address In which be congratulated the members aud pastor of the church upon their enterprise. He then introduced Presiding Elder Barrett who invoked Divine blessing upon the church aud the assemblage. The congregation sang hymn No. 770 "I Love Thy Kingdom Lord," Presiding Eider Barrett made a brief address, in which ho stated that Ep worth while iu its infancy was his flrst charge aud that he always has had a lively interest in its welfare. He Imped the lmrd would Inspire the people to clear their new sanctuary of debt speedily. Rev. Isaac Jewell read a paper giving a history of the church. Dr. Hubbard delivered a short hut spirited address. Dr. Hurlhurt made the oration of the day, reviewing the progress of Meth odism and congratulating the people of Wilmington upon the success of church work here, especially in Epworth pas torate. Tho regulation collection was taken, tho people giving liberally. The corner stone was laid according to the discipline of the M. E. church, Dr. Hurlhurt conducting tho services. A copy of the Wilmington Annual Con ference Minutes, copies of the Fvenino Journal and all the Wilmington nows papers, Christian Companion, Christlun Advocate, a hymn book and some papers taken from the old corner-stone, were placed in the new one. "America," sung by the congregation vices. of the build was erected and Rev. J. 1). , concluded the ser According to tho history recently'written by I'astor Isaac Jewell, Epworth church was practically born at a meeting held at tlie residence of Hou. Charles B. Lore on Tuesday evening, November !!, 1888. There were presont Rev. William J. Stevtnson, Charles B. Lore, Isaac L, Crouch, Mr. ami Mrs. A. O. Robinson, William H. Billauy. Miss Lizzie Spear man and Job H. Jackson, who was secre tary. A room in one of tho houaes at the gateway of the Old Swede's church was the flrst Sunday school room aud 1. L Crouch was the flrst superiiftendent. The iiaiuo of the school was ebauged to Grace M. E. Sunday school, No. 2, on April 8, 1883. A now building was do nated by J. Taylor Guuso. In 1803 a chapel was built. Through Mr. Gause's liberality a frame structure 30 by 50 feet was erected at Seventh and Buttonwood streets. A lot 100 feet on Bennett and 150 on Tenth, running to Church, was bought for $2.000. A building 30x56 feet was completed in April, 1809. H. H. Davis, a local preacher of Philadelphia, became pastor and was such for six years. The Rev. A. D. Davis was the next pastur and he was followed by the Rev. L. E. Barrett, now presiding elder. The other pastors have been F. C. MacNlchol, Wil liam S. Robinson, F Davis, J. M. White (local). C. A Hill, VV. B. Gregg and the Her. 1). H. Corkran. In 1878 tho mem bership decreased from 2'0 to 75, John G. Baker. Job H. Jackson, William II. ilillany, Washington Hastings and J Taylor Gause came to its financial aid and it again prospered. At a revival conducted by the Rev D. H. Corkran from September, 1888 to May, 1889, 400 persons professed conver sion, and 280 joined Epworth. church became an incorporated body and the property was conveyed to the board of trustees by Grace church for $2000, the cost. The building was remodeled and improved at a cost of $3300, and was reopened July 28, 1889. Subscrip tions and collections that day aggregated $2800. Rev. Isaac Jewell became pastor in March, 1891. The lot was sold to lleald & Co., for $5500. A lot was purchased from Dirvid and William Bush. It is 80x100 feet and cost $3000, although the Messrs. Bush had refused $800J for It from another source. There will be room on the lot to build a parsonage. An old mortgage on the first lot was paid and $1400 remained In hand. It is ex pected to meet the present indebtedness successfully. The. REBUKE FOR CARNEGIE. European Labor I'upers Attack Ills Speech at Ayr. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] London, Oct. 0. —Newspapers repre senting labor interests throughout Great Britain attack Mr. Carnegie severely on account of his speech at the laying of the corner-stone of his gift library in Ayr, yesterday. The Daily Chronicle, Unionist with so cialistic tendencies says: "Mr. Carnegie might find better employment in bestow ing liis surplus wealth upon his Ameri can employes. It requires plenty of con fidence for a man who consented to the bloodshed at Homestead to pose as u ben efactor of Scotland." Tho Chroulcle adds that Ayr might bstter build her own library than rely for it upon rich foreigners. Snspeoted Cholera In New York. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] New York, Get. 0.—Doctor Koertes of 233 Ehst 85th street, at a late hour last night reported a supposed case of cholera to the police of the 88th street station. The patient ia James Finley, 27 years old, of *29 East fcOtli street. The case is be ing investigated by the health board. DEEDS OF A BOLD GANG. Ready to Turn the Waters of the Mis souri Into a Canal Contrary to a I.egal Ruling. Illy Telegraph to ths Evening Journal.] Omaha Oct. 0. —The hank of the Mis souri river on the Nebraska shore for a distance of two miles lu the county is being pat rolled by an armed sheriff's posse. Iu addition to the war like demonstra tion the citizens of the entire western portion of the country aro aroused. It is the result of the determination of tlio Iowa gang to complete the canul and change the channel of the river, which was stopped by Injunction Saturday. Ten hours of work will start the river into the canal and the gang appears to put this obstruction away. Last night the gang crowded the river in boats and one boat containing six men was captured. The men were carried to jail. They state that their confederates are determined to cut the remaining obstruction. No shots wero fired last night, but the peeple are terribly alarmed, knowing that the gang occupied concealed places on the Iowa Bide ready to ride across the river the moment the guard is removed and start the waters across the Nebraska farms, carrying death and destruction with them. The prisoners will be sub juried to violence by the excited citizens if the gang again appear. IMPORTANT WORK COMMENCED. Practical Machinery of the Protestant Fplacupal Convention Now In Motion. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Baltimore, Oct. 0.—Tills morning the Important work of legislation was la-gun by tho general convention of the Ameri can Protestant Episcopal Church. Yes terday's services of humility anil prayer ami the selection of officers were today succeeded by the workings of tlie practi cal machinery of the body, which has now settled down to its throe weeks of legislative and deliberative labor. This morning at 9 o'clock a united religious service, which both houses at tended, was conducted by Ht. Rev. Dr. Burgess, bishop of Quincy. The house of bishop alwayn sits be hind closed doors and gives out the result of their deliberations at, the close of the day's session. In the house of deputies Dean Hoffman of New York announced that he had eleven new canons on ordi nation. They were referred to the com mittee* ou canons. The Rev. Dr. Huntingdon, of New York, offered a resolution which had for Uh object the incorporation into the oon ■titution of the chnrclies four pointa known as the Lambeth doctrine oT church unity. It. was referred to the committee on resolutions. AFTER POLITICAL U NION. A Toronto lluslnes* Man Now on a Alli ai on l.ooklnx Toward Annoxatlun. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Boston, Oct. 6.—Lieutenant E. A. MacDonald, an ex-alderman and well known business man of Toronto has been in Boston for several days on an im portant mission in connection with tho annexation movement on the other side of the line. Tlie formation of the North American Union League, whose object is tho bringing about of political union between the United States and Canada by peaceful and legitimate means has been one re suit of his visit. The league was started by former residents of Canada in this section, but it is intended to embrace all classes throughout the country. The business men of Boston are shortly to hold an important conference at which Lieutenant MacDonald's rase will he discussed in its various phases and the plan of operations definitely outlined. ROMAN CATHOLICS PERSECUTED. Mora Lurid Dmci-Ipt lun* of Tltclr Had Treatment in t'gunda. [By Telegraph to tho Kvening Journal.] Pahis, Oct. 0.—Mgr. lllrth. iu a letter to the board of foreign missions for Africa repeats his former lurid de scriptions of the persecution of Roman Catholics iu Uganda. There has been no cessation of hostilities, lie says, since Captain Lugard's departure. Although the British now are trying to protect the Catholics, they cannot quiet the hatred which they aroused last winter. Catholic converts are heiug maltreated and murdered, Mgr. Hirth says, and the outrages agiust them multiply from day to day. Kiug Mwanga, who was re placed on his throne after giving up the Catholic faith, is relentless in his perse cution of his former co-religionists. A Catholic caravan of fugitives, he says, was attacked just before he wrote the men were dispersed, and the women were carried off. WRECK ON THE NORTHERN PACIFIC. Several Reported to Have Been Killed and Many Injured. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal ] WiNNiPau, Man., Oct. 0.—A serious accident is reported to have occurred on the Northern Pacific railroad, between hers and Minneapolis, an express col liding with a freigli that the two firemen, the engineer of the freight train and two, if not more, pas sengers on the express were killed, and that the engineer of the express is not expected to live. It is also said ihat twelve men were taken from the debris more nr less injured. Krittln Hont li'* Health Improving. [By Telegraph to tho Evening Journal.] Laruwood, N. J., Oct. 6.—Nuruerons inquiries were received at tho Laurel House, where Edwin Bootli is stopping, this moruing, asking for the latest par ticulars as to tlie condition of the fa mous actor, aud deploring the painful accident that befell him yesterday. His daughter informed a reporter of the United Press that her father's condition was such that there was no grounds for apprehension. She says that since her father's arrival in Lakewood his health has improved, and that she expects a complete recovery from his sojourn here. A Trumpt Patriot Head. [By Telegraph to the Eveuiug Journal ] Bevehlt. Mass.,Oct. 0.-Col.Francis E. Porter died here this morning. He was 08 years of age In 1881 he was captain of the Beverly Light. Infantry and was tho tirst to respond and report in Boston with his command after Governor Andrews called for volunteers. it train. It is said SUPERVISORS NAMED. Chief Supervisor Macallister Names His Deputies. BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES. They Will Supervise the Registration as Well as the Flection- A Few Vacancies Vet to He Filled-Two Districts Iu the Fleventh Ward Feft Open. Chief Supervisor Samuel A. MaoAUIster has appointed the following supervisor of elections for Wilmington hundred: First Ward. First District—George M. Aiden, H.. Hebert T. Moody, D. Second District— Otto Sehen, George O'Neill, D. Third District—Harry D. Holt, R. ; Anton Iiauber, D, R. ; Necnnd Ward. First District—Joseph Sooy, R. ; Wil liam Stuart, D. Second District—Dayton E. Pierson, R. ; William P. W. Wlndish, D. Third District—Joseph J. Peoples, R. ; Jumes Taggart, D. Fourth District—William T. Brannon, R. ; James Stafford, D. Fifth District—Charles W. Cook, R. ; Charles Caution, D. Third Ward. Flrat District—Charles R. Fwiug, R. ; John P. Jester, D. Second District—George N. Clark, R. ; Harry F. Vollmer, D. Third District—Henry M. Mullin, R. ; Caleb C. Taylor. D. Fourth District—Francis R. Irons, R. ; John J. McGoldrick, D. Fifth District—Joseph Cannon, Joseph Puruey, D. R. ; Foil rlli Ward. First District—James Hitchens, R. ; William T. Silcox, D. Second District—l^sac W. Bowers, R. ; George W. Beatty, D. Third Dist rict—James C. Davis, R. ; John L. Degnan, D. Fourth District—Andrew J. Hanna,R. ; William Fakin, D. Fifth District—John H. Klund, R. ; Andrew J. Murphcy, D. Firth Ward. First District—John Percy,R. ; August H. Vleiiry, D. Second District—Ferdinand Chairs, R. ; Calvin H. Rhoads, D. Third District—Andrew M. Blair, R. ; James M. Grant, D. Fourth District—James F. Higgins, R. ; Allen Spcakmnn, D. Fifth District—Walter H, Hayes, R. ; Richard H. Griffith, I). Sixth District—Edward D. Sparks, It.; Joseph D. Patton, D. Seventh District—Franklin E. Gal lagher, R. ; George H. Murphy, D. Sixth Ward. First District—James 8. Wattson, R. : Thomas J> Webb. D. Second District—Alexander Burleigh, K. ; Jacob Butz, D. Third District—James W. Agnew, R. ; Ralph McCall, D. Fourth District—Benjamin L. Spence, R. ; John H. Fulton, D. Fifth District—William P. Clayton, It. ; Democrat to be appointed. N.venth Ward. First District—Richard Heritage, R. ; Thomas Condon, D. Second District—Alexander M. Sparks, it, ; J. Yates Evans, D. Third Distr'ct—Thomas S. Lewis, R. : R. Mortimer Higgins. D. Fourth district—Frank A. Mitchell, R. ; George H. Taylor, D. Fifth Dlstriet—John B. Moore, R. ; Daniel Bowen, D. Sixth District—Columbus K. Gilmore, R. ; John J. Dougherty, D, Seventh District—James A. Stirling, R. ; John Crothers, D. Eighth Ward. First District—Thomas B. Ridgway, R. ; William H. Morris, D. Second District—Charles S. Boynton, R. ; Levin S. Shockley, D. Third District—Harry W. Slaynmau, R. ; Dennis Sullivan, D. Fourth District—Alfred Cochran, R. ; Joseph D. Rash, D. Fifth District—Frank C. Cannon, R. ; James H. Morgan, D. Sixth District—Robert M. Burns, R ; Samuel &. Brooks, D. Seventh District—Charles M. Buck master, R. ; John C. Crowley, D. Ninth Ward. First District—William J. Tussey, U. ; Edmund C. Knight, D. Second District — Sylvester Solomon, R. ; John E. McMakiu, I). Third District—Fitzalan O. Bennett, R. ; William R. Hope, D. Fourth District—John S. Parris, R. ; Alfred Ironfield, D. Tenth Ward, First District—Thomas C. Appleby, R. ; William Hanna. D. Second District—Ezra C. Lukens, R. ; Benjamin U. Jones, D. Third District—John R. Hittcnhou.se, R. ; Edward J. Miuee, D. Fourth District—Charles W. Sallowny. R. : James M Hammond, D. Fifth District—Samuel J. Allen, Jr., R. ; James Kirk, D. A Cigarette Factory Destroyed. [B * Telegraph to tho Evening Journal.] Nsw 5 ORK, Oct. 6. Hie Kinney cigarette factory at Tenth avenue and Tweuty-secoud street was almost de stroyed by tire at 5 o'clock this morning. I Estimated loss, $150,t'00. Eleventh 'Ward, First District—Frederick C. Tschan, R. : Lewis Smith, I). Second District—Not filled. Twelfth Ward. First District—B. Frank Sullivan, R. ; Michael L. Long, D. Second District—Not filled. Third District—Samuel C. Vaudegrift, R. : James T. Vandyke. D. The others will be filled in a few days. Reported Kuulsn Confiscation. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 6. —The secretary of the sealer's association of British Co lumbia, yesterday wired from Victoria that the estimated value of the ten Ca nadian vessels seized recently by Rus sian cruisers off Copper Island, was in the vicinity of $76,000, in addition to which the Russians confiscated 1,900 seal skins on board the seized vessels.