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Evening . ) 01 : î in a l.
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paper In Delaware.
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lates solely on its merits.
Gladstone's Probable Solution
of the Great Question.
An Outline of the Probable Plan Mr. 1
a Solution of the Irish Question—The |
Gladstone Will Submit to Parliament as
United States Government to Be the
Model Followed With Restrictions.
New York, Nov. 29.—Tbe Times this
T'»« ps«** • -
v* hat it purports to be the plan . r * I
Gladstone proposes to offer to the British
House of Commons as a solution of the [
problem of Ireland's self government
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which has confronted the English gov- I
eminent for ao many years. 5 he details
as they are presented, the Times says,
may be accepted as authentic.
The Times has received assurance that 1
ideas and that
.. . . .
bill which he is now framing. This as
surance comes through an autograph let
ter written by a gentleman who is very
close to the prime minister. The plan
and the arguments to sustain it are sub
Btantially as follows :
The right of Ireland to home rnle has
been admitted by all political parties
and is, indeed, based upon the funda
mental principle of the British constitu
tion. But what Is right may not alwayaH
be expedient. This is the only solid
ground of opposition to homo rule,—
solid that is to say only in the event of
the specific allegations of inexpediency
belng undisposed of bv the particular
measure of home rule proposed.
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The alleged inexpediencies of home
rule for Ireland follow, and are, first,
that a parliament elected from the
whole of Ireland would dominate Ulster
in an intolerable manner. Second, that
an Irish parliament would be the tool of
tbe Roman Catholic hierarchy and would
be intolerable to the Protestants of
Ireland. Third, that an Irish parliament
would confiscate the property of the
large landowners. Fourth, that an Irish
parliament would mean the creation of a
hostile aud dangerous enemy on the very
coast of England. Fifth, that any con
tribution to the imperial exchequer
would soon be regarded as an intolerable
tribute, and sixth, that the inter-rela
lions of Ireland and Great Britain have
become eo complex and innumerable by
the long-continued fusion of family
and business affairs that it will surpass
the art of man to dissever the nation in
any just and practicable manner.
That these aru serious difficulties must
be conceded by every calm observer,
That they are insuperable is not so man
ifest. Indeed it seems possible to frame
a measure of home rnle that will sur
mount them all.
they are Mr. Gladstone's
he will submit them in the * home rule
For example let the measure make of I
Ireland n dominion divided into four |
toral districts, an. " J" . .. P. I
resentatives elect a number (proportioned 1
totha population of the province) ° Y
senators to meet mhublm and there
constitute an si. •
Let each province have a governor ap
pointed by the crown and let the gov- I
ernor of Leinster be also the president of
the Irish senate.
Let all the acts of a provincial parlia
ment have the full power of the govern
ment of an American state and let the
Irish Senate have the full powers of the
United States federal government with
the following limitations:
A—No armed forces, fortresses, arsen
ais, or ships of war to be created or
maintained other than snobas may he
appointed by the imperial parliament of
Great Britain and Ireland. B—No rela-1
tions with foreign powers to be establish- 1
ed except as arranged by the imperial |
parliament. C—No taxes to be Imposed
upon commerce between Ireland and any
other British country. D—No legislation I
by either senate or provincial parliament |
to take place in violation of personal
liberty or personal freedom or religious
belief and thought or in confiscation
private property. E-The constitution
ality or otherwise, of any; legislation,
whether by the Irish senate or by any
provincial parliament to be subject to the
adjudication of the judicial committee
of the privy council. F —The sovereignty '
of the crown to be maintained and any
decision of the council to be enforced by
■warrant addressed to the governor, of
the province.
A Solution of tho Puzzle.
provinces, viz. : Ulster, Munster, Con
nought and Leinster. Let each prov ince |
have its own house of representatives
Let Ireland he represented in the im
perial parliament by, say,eighty members
—twenty being sleeted by the people of
each province.
This measure of home rule would dis
pose of tbe before mentioned objections.
Eugene Kell'- Approves It.
Eugene KeLVr the banker, who has
v«...-—iJwtpei|uhe more for home rule in a
way than any other man in
America, was very outspoken last night
in his approval of Gladstone's proposed
home rule measure. After studying the
"If these
details very carefully, he said :
are really Mr. Gladstone's ideas 1 think
the Irish should accept them. His heart
has been in this movement for a great
many years, and we may all rest assured
that he will offer the best he can.
I know it is his ambition to right the
wrongs of Ireland as far as in his
power lies. He wants to make it the
last great act of his life, and that he is
sincere he has proved again and again.
He lost four
cause and l
r years of power forthe
party on it in the last elections.
''As for my personal opinion on the
merits of the' plan proposed, I see noth
ing in it to object to, and it is certainly
a long step in the directon in which we
have so long looked. t
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Cleveland May Get Some California Y'ctes
San Francisco, Nov. 29. —The official
vote of all tbe counties in California,
with the exception of San Francisco,
. .._.__ „ „» « -no n't.»
gives Harrison a plurality of 0,42». The
returns from all but nine precints In
-;i v poH.innd Hsrrivma ntnraiitv in
this city reduc» a Harrison s plurality in
the state to oil). It is possible that
when the official vote has been completed
upon individual electors the electoral
_,_ h.
vote may he divided between Hamsun
and Cleveland.
Heavy Kalos and Wind About ISroad
Water Kay Keep Mr. Cleveland and
His Fellow Sportsmen Indoors.
Exmohb, Va., Nov. 29.—During the
night a strong north to northwest wind
commenced blowing and gradually fresh
ened into a gale. Before daylight rain
'»egan falling and a heavy downpour
still continues. 1 he wind has now in
creased to about thirty miles an hour
and the temperature has considerably
fallen. While the severity of the storm
is often surpassed in these waters, yet it
is considered of unusual violence for this
Hm« of »he year.
been abandoned, tbe unfavorable weather
w m keep the presideut-elsct inside of
Mr. Ferrill's cottage aud even prevent
*>'* constitutional walk. Mr. Jefferson
did not re-join Mr. Cleveland and Mr.
Uavirt this J morning as autlcipated , He
j s expected to arrive tomorrow,
Wind storms such as that now pre
vailing generally continue in this
vicinity for about three days and
£ extreme cases five days. It is probable
that duck shooting on Broadwater bay
«-ill be seriously interfered with for at
leaat a couple of day8 .
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The New Orleans Sporting Organisât!
Arranges for Prospective Fistic En
BE ■ H il. m
officers. Charles Noel, late president of
the Olympic club was elected president;
Charles J. Babst, vice-president; G. L.
Travis, treasurer. The contest corarait
tee is composed of Joseph L. Spool, Frank
Williams, Louis Grevining, Henry Leb
man and R. M. Frank. The board of
directors appointed consists of represen
tative merchants and business
There will be a curtain raiser in tbe
way of a finish go between Audy Bowen
and Joe Fielden. a couple of lightweights
to come off Christmas week The club
»«U put up a forfeit of $5,000 to ensure
the fight between Fitzsimmons aud Hall
to suit the demands of tbe latter.^^^l

ing of the Federal Circuit Court in this
city yesterday, Judge Riner handed down
de cision in the trans-Misseuri freight
. 9 I IHSpMHSi! Ki
in brought in the name of tbe
United States by United States District
Attorney Ady under tbe direction of the
attorney general to dissolve the traas
Missouri association and enjoin the rail
| roads composing the association from
I decision was in favor of the railroads dis
missing the complaiuant bill. The case
| will be appealed,
New Orleans, Nov. 29. —The stock
holders of the Crescent City athletic
clnb, at a meeting last night elected its
Uncle Sara Loses a Railroad Case.
Topeka, Kas., Nov. 29.—At the open
association case. The action was a suit
further participation in it.
The court's
A Malpractltioner Convicted.
Albany', N. Y., Not. 29. —Henry W.
McGonegal, the alleged bogus physician,
I accused of malpractice, must go to
| prison, the court_of appeals this morn
affirming * the judgment of
lower courts of Now York,
convicting the defendant ofj | the
I with the crime of manslaughter in the
1 g rst d ln having „Awfully and
feloniously caused the death of one
Annfe Q J dwin of the city of New York.
while engaged In performing a criminal
fthortion * * dereosed
I aborUou U P° U Bald deceased -
. , „ „ , „
Rhodea . premier of Cape Colony, South
Africa, speaking at the annual meeting,
today, of the South Africa company, said
that the hostile tariffs virtually
polled England to secure free markets
8UC i) a s those of Uganda and other conn
tjj e8 j n Africa. For himself he intended
construct a telegraph line from South
Africa to Egypt by way of Uganda
w h e u the wires would reach Uganda all
1 t a jk 0 f evacuating that country would
| i h.
Kngland Will Cling to I'ganda.
London, Nov. 29.—Right Hon. Cecil
Chicago, Nov. 29. —There may be a
8 t r Uj e on the elevated road within the
discharging seven engineers four con
d^ors and three gua.rds for alleged
violation of the rules. Chief Arthur, of
the Engineers brotherhood, lias been
requested to come here and take charge
°* affairs,
Chicago "L" Men May Strike.
next twenty-four hours as a result of the
action of General Manager Barnard, Sn
Artist Wyant Bead.
New York, Nov. 29.—Alexander II.
Wyant, the famous American landscape
I painter, died of softening of the brain
a ^ 3 o'clock this morning In his apart
m en t adjoining his studio on Twenty
third street. He was 56 years old, a
| w i doW er an i leaves one child, a boy of 10
After the Train Robbers.
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county yesterday offered $oOO reward for
their capture which makes $1,000,000
already offered for their arrest.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 29. —The bold
NorthernPacific train robbers have not yet
been captured. Sheriff Woolsey ot King
I Buck McGinnis and his 12 year-old
brother went hunting yesterday. Wh ile
Shot Ills Brother While 11lint ing.
Excelsior Springs, Mo., Nov. 29.—
passing through a thicket the gun of tho
elder boy was discharged, the charge
striking his brother in the face, killing
him instantly,
Mexico's Cabinet Resigns.
ClTT OF MEXICO Nov. 39.-bub Secre
tal 7 of Foreign Affairs Aspiroz yester-
day delivered to President Diaz the col-
lective resignation of the entire cabinet,
leaving him at liberty to appointa new
cabinet after his inauguration for bis
next term, which begins December 1.
A courtmarttal has commenced at Ports
mouth, Eng , to investigate the causes which
led to the running of the British battleship
Howeon the Pevlore bank at tho entrance to
the harbor of Ferrell, Spain, on November
Ills stated that President Carnot wlU.shç.14
French cabinet crisis be prolonged, send
j,, n,e chamber a message explaining the
Carl Burnham, of New Enterprise, Ky„
yesterday killed his wife with by cutting her
throat with a razor and then committed
suicide by shouting himself through the head
Costello and Greggains Srrug
gle in the Ring.
Thousands of Sports at Hie King Side
See the Hloody Struggle of Middle
Weights—They Fought Eighty Rounds
and Both Were Badly Battered.
Coney Island Athletic Cluii, N. Y.,
Nov. 29.—After a fierce fight of eighty
rounds, in each one of whicii honors
were about ^evenly divided, the LOreg
gain-C'ostello fight was this morning de
clared a draw. Both men displayed
much science and great power of . endur
First Round.—Greggains tried with
lightly on the mouth,
to connter.'but tbe San
bis left, landing
Costello essayed
Fransiscan guarded well. They spurred
again until just before the gong struck,
when Greggains sent bis left to body
and missed the face with his right.
Second Round.—Greggains led for the
stomach. Costello followed suit a
moment later with two lefts aimed in the
same direction, which "also fell short.
Then Costello swung his loft and grazed
Greggains' nose enough to draw blood.
Costello landed lightly on the chest,
missed a right-hand swing, then put a
straight right lighly on the stomach.
Third Round.—They sparred for a
minute aud Greggains put his right on
Martin's ribs. Costello, however, got in
one with his left, hut Martin stepped
aside just in time to avoid the right
hand swing which followed. Costello
got his left on the wind.
Honors were about even until tho
twenty-second round, when Greggains
rushed Costello against tbe ropes aud
tried to nail him with his right. Cos
tello fell to avoid punishment. Now
came much tedious sparring. About
once a minute a blow would be struck.
This sort of thing went on through the
twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty
fifth and twenty-sixth rounds. M»ÿ
began to go out as the theatre between
the acts.
Round forty was of the hurricane
order. Tho crowd had just begun to
whistle "Home, Sweet Home," when
suddenly Costello swung in a left hand
counter on the nose that started it bleed
ing frightfully. Than Costello swung a tre
mendous right crack on the jaw, two
more left swings on the nose and one on
tht neck. Tbe blows were heavy enough
tffkill hulls, but beyond a great flow of
blood Greggains showed no ill effects.
Costello rushed in to finish his man.
They clinched, and Costello slipped and
fell. Up and at it again, and another
clinch. Simultaneously with the clang
of the gong they broke away, and Greg
gains put in a short left swing on the
neck amid roars of applause.
In the forty third round Greggains
came out of his corner as fresh as a
whole bunch of daisies and began to
force, not the fighting, but the sparring.
Greggains caught Costello with a hard
loft straight in the neck as he came in
swinging for the head. This was in the
forty-fifth round. Neither the forty
fourth nor tho forty-sixth resulted in
anything serious.
In the clinch in the forty-seventh
Greggains landed his left on the neck.
During the forty-eighth round a few
hundred men hissed and alt the rest
whistled "Home. Sweet Home."
In the fifty first round the men ap
peared to be playing for (a draw. Two
of the lights over the ring went out.
After the fifty-four round many specta
tors left the building.
The men fought on and on, neither
gaining any headway until|lhe' eightieth
round, when the referee declared it
A Committee of Jersey Central Teleera
plters Uemaud Remedies for I'resent
New York, Nov. 29. —President Max
well, of the Central railroad of New
Jersey was called upon this morning by
a committee of the telegraph operators
of the road.
The men made the following demands
on the company "That eight hours shall
constitute a day's work for train de
spatches and certain block operators,
and twelve honrs for all other operators.
That extra pay at tho regular scale shall
be allowed for overtime and Sunday
for suspensions or dismissals, a
hearing permitted, and that if reinstate
ment follows that pay be given for lost
time. That promotions be made according
to seniority In service, end'that the min
imum wages paid be $40 per month.
Chief Ramsey of the order of tele
graphers, in an interview with a re
porter of the United Press complained
that the men employed on the Jersey
Central were about the most badly paid
in the organization.
B. C. YViaans Deuel.
Baltimore, Nov. 29.—A special
cablegram from London states that D.
C. Winans, son of the late Ross Wlnans,
died there Sunday. De Witt Clinton
Winans was a son of the late Boss
Winans, of Baltimore, the famous in
ventor and Russian railroad builder.
The deceased was born at tbe old
Winans homestead "Alexandroffsky," on
West Baltimore street. He was 53 years
A Prlxo Fight Uaidod.
Chicago. Nov. 29.— A bare knuckle
prize fight, in full progress, was raided
at Sangamon and Madison streets at
o'clock this morning. The fight was be
tween Edward Hogan, of this city and
Tom Ward, of Cincinnati and was to
have been to a finish for a purso of $250,
In the confusion most of the spectators
and Ward escaped.
Western Bank Rubbers Caught.
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 29.—Cal Hale,
Jack Kenzie and George Zachery, who
were arrested for the Roslvu bank
robbery, were arraigned at F.lletishurg
yesterday. The men were identified as
the robbers of tbe bank aud were held
in $10,000 each.
Peler L. Cooper. Jr..is in Dover today.
Krank D. Carpenter was in Philadelphia
Editor William A. Summerill, of the Penns
grove Record, was u visitor at the Evzmmo
Journal office this morning. _
A Uvely Wind Doom Considerable Dam
agd A hmt; mid Near the Count Tacoma
ExpcctH a Heavy Storm,
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 29.—The gale
from the Pacific coast followed up the
Columbia river and did considerable dam
age In Walla Walla county Sunday and
Monday. The electric light building was
unroofed, tbe court bouse damaged and a
number of outbuildings in this city and
county were badly wrecked. No fatali
ties are reported. The wind blew at the
rate of thirty eight miles an hour at
The storm was reported as being very
heavy along the Washington coast, but
only a lively wind prevailed in Puget
sound last night, which caused consider
able damage to telegraph wires.
At Tacoma the barometer is reported
to be the lowest it has reached for five
years and a heavy storm is predicted for
that region.
The Benson's First Offering of the Loral
Orgiitilr.nlIon Appreciated l>v a Large
Crowd of Friends—Excellent Work of
Soloists aud Chorus.
The Tuesday club's first concert of the
season was given last night at the Acad
emy of Music and was decidedly success
ful. Over 500 relatives and friends of
the club's members were in the auditor
ium and attested their hearty apprecia
tion of the performance by liberally ap
plauding each number.
The work of each soloist and of tbe
chorus showed conscientious study and
careful training. Conductor Gilchrist
deservedly received a largo share of the
evening's honors.
The "Spinning Song" from "The Fly
ing Dutchman," a piano solo by Miss
Julia K. Botsfordjwas exquisite. Her
technique is artistic, excellent; her inter
pretation intelligent and sympathetic.
The soprano solo, "Lorelei,'' by Mrs. W,
F. Smalley and the chorus "Twilight
and Morning," an excellent composition
by Conductor Gilchrist were the most
enthusiastically received.
Miss Emma Lore's contralto solo, "I
Have Lost My Eurydice" (Gluck); the
"Night Song" bv Messrs. A. 8. Barroll,
H. R. Triggs.Q. F. Baird and H. A. Well,
and the flute solo, "Anuie Laurie" by
Victor R, Pyle, received merited encores.
Tho violin solo by R. C. Strachn,
Romanza in F, (Beethoven), was executed
In a masterly manner. The bass solo,
"The Chevalier's Song," by W. N. Eaton,
Jr., sufiered slightly from lack of power
in rendition. It was well suug other
wise, however, and was warmly ap
Tho concert opened with the chorus,
"Up, Up, Ye Dames," (Leslie), and closed
with the chorus, "Thanks Be to God,"
(Mendelssohn). T. Leslie Carpenter was
the accompanist.
Freiildent HarrUon'« Father-In-Law in
tin l'ncon*rl«u#Condltion - Tho Cabinet
Meeting l*o«t|>one<l.
Washington, Nov. 29.—At noon Dr.
Scott was rapidly sinking and the mem
bers of his family, including his grand
children are at his bedside, with the solo
exception of his only son, Judge Scott,
who resides in Port Townsend, Ore.
The dying man is in a comatose condi
tion and recognizes nobody. President
Harrison is in close attendance.
The White House has been closed to
visitors and the usual cabinet meeting
Hyrenfurth Has Cannonaded the Heavens
But the Elements Full to Respond.
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 29.— John
King of Washington, D. C., and John
Dickson, of Chicago, who furnished $8,
000 in cash toward the raiumakiug ex
periments which were begun here last
Friday by General Dyrenfurth are
very much discouraged
the results and have almost reach
ed the conclusion that the theory
is not practicable. Upon their request,
however, General Dyrenfurth will con
tinue the experiments until »11 tho ex
p'osives on hand are exhausted.
The grand final test of the theory will
be made today, weather permitting.
There are 200 balloons and about fifteen
tons of rosolite to be discharged.
Major Mitchell YYltiicsscs a National
(iuard Brill In Masonic Temple.
Major Edmund Mitchell, Jr., of the
First Regiment Infantry, N. G. D., in
spected Companies A, C and F in the
Masonic Temple last evening.
Adjutant-General Hart. Lieutenant
Colonels A. S. Kirk, Howard Simpson.
James B. Hasson and George J. Finck;
Acting Assistant Quartermaster-General
A. D. Chaytor; Colonel E. O. Boyd and
Captain J. E. Phillips of Company H,
New Castle, were the inspecting officer's
Company C had the right of line, Cap
tain I. Pusey Wickersham, twenty-eight
men ; Company F had the left of line,
Captain William F. Condon, thirty men.
Company A had tho centre of the line,
Captain William Hanna, thirty-four men ;
Tho First Regiment Fife aud Drum corps
furnished the music.
Lieutenant-Colonel Howard Simpson,
Inspector of rifle practice announced the
following successful shooters: Sharp
shooters—Private Irwin Seeds aud Cor
poral Benjamin Wilson, both of Company
A. Marksman—Sergeant Simon F.
Doherty, Company C. First class—Pri
vate Elmer Reasin and Corporal Marion
Godfrey, both of Company C.
The equipment of each company was
found to be iu splendid condition.
Blaine Entertains Fellow Members.
Mrs. C. H. Blaine wife of C, H. Blaine,
secretary and treasurer of the Wilming
ton Cornice works and who lives at 831
Morrow street, presented her husband
with a ten-pound bouncing baby boy on
Saturday morning. Last evening, after
the meeting of Camp 5. P. O. S. of A., of
which order Mr. Blaire is a member.be
informed the members of the lodge that
lus young son, J. Francis, had instructed
him to give his comrades a treat, and he
accordingly led the procession to Karra's
ice cream saloon, where they enjoyed an
ice cream feast.

The Republican Court House I
Heater Guardian in Trouble.
Two More RegtslralIon Hills Ignored by a
Sweet Potatoes—bight Sentences for
Offenses-Work of the Grand
llepuhllean Grand Jury- Fin
In the Court of General Sessions ye«
terday afternoon Fred Hayes, colored,
charged with burglarizing tbe store of
John McClafferty, withdrew his plea of
not guilty of burglary aud pleaded guilty
to house-breaking. He was represented
by Walter H. Hayes. Judge Cullen gave
him one year at New Castle and sen
tenced him to pay a fine of $200.
Attorney-General Nicholson entered a
alea of nolle prosequi in the charge of
arceny against Laura Thompson, colored,
George Cummins, colored, was sen
tenced to ten days or $25 for carrying
concealed a deadly weapon.
George W. Baker pleaded guilty to the
barge of embezzlement preferred by
George H. Hollis, and sentence was de
ferred until today.
The state entered a plea of nol, pros,
in the case of James W. Parker, charged I
with stealing chickens.
The grand jury found true bills
against Jacque Dilasser for assault with
attempt to commit rape, and against
Christopher Brooks, colored, charged
with theft. I
The Identity of Charles Martin, alias
Amos C. Harding, was argued before
Judge Grubb during the afternoon.
Pater L. Cooper, Jr., represented the |
prisoner, who does not want to bo taken
to Pennsylvania on requisition papers
procured by Detective Uulfish, of the
Central police station, Philadelphia.
There were six charges preferred by
the Pennsylvanian. lie could
Identify the prisoner in four,
consequence he had to go to Dover to
have the papers corrected. Delaware's
prosecutor is willing to give up the man
to Pennsylvania authorities, as there
ere six chirges of obtaining money under
As soon ns court reconvened this morn I
ing George W. Baker was placed in the
dock to be sentenced. Ho was repre
sented by ex-Mayor Harrington. Officers
As « I
false pretenses awaiting him.
dug in the Court Room.
Rosy M.
James Neeley and Harry Taylor and
Juror William T. Cann testified to
Taylor's previous good character. He
was sentenced to pay costs, and be ini
prisoned for three months. Judge
Cullen rebuked the prisoner severely for
betraying the trust of his employer.
The next prisoner arraigned was Chris
topher Brooks, colored, accused of steal
ing clothing from Fannie Scanlon. He
pleaded not guilty of larceny, but guilty
of receiving stolen goods. He was or-1
derod to prepare for his trial. N. W.
Davis was assigned to defend him.
Italian, Pule, Frenchman,
This arraignment was followed by that
of Jacques Dilaser, accused of assault
with intent to commit rape upon Mary
Orusseumeycr. He could not underst and
English. Somebody said he was an Ital
ian. A hunt for Carmine dl Mare or
Louis Porter was instituted. Before
they were found it was ascertained that
he was a Pole. Ex Constable Harry
Smith was summoned. He discovered
that the man was a Frenchman. For
Innately, Attorney General Nicholson
could speak French. He Interpreted the
indictment and the prisoner pleaded not
guilty. Victor B. Woolley was assigned
t0 Thé e judîê n sald that the proceedings
had been out of order and gave Mr.
Woolley until this afternoon to enter his
c- kj««* ••"«> •»•<— »
irregularity. I
Isaiah and Levy as Comrades.
aud Levy Smith, colored, accused of lar
ceny. Nicholson for the state. Woolley
for the defendants. |
William Taylor testified that tbe pri
soner stole two bushels of sweet potatoes
(rom a patch on his farm in Blackbird I
hundred. He valued them at $1.50. He
ident fled Pratt by the foot prints over
the newly plowed ground. Pratt was a
Several other witnesses were called by
the state, all tho testimony pointing to
the guilt of the prisoners. |
The first jury drawn this morning
in the case of the State vs. Isaiah I
Fun Over Potator«.
There was an amusing incident in con
nection with tho cross-examination of
George Camamile, colored, a state wit
ness. He said be could tell a sweet pota
to from a white potato by feeling it
through a phosphate bag.
Woolley. —"You are sure you can?"
"Yes, sah."
A partially filled bag was handed to
him. He was asked to feel the bag aud
select a sweet potato.
"Dis is a sweeten 'tater," said Cama
"Yon are sure'!" "Yes, sah!"
Mr. Woolley inserted ins hand and
pulled out the selected vegetable. It
proved to he a broken carrot. The pris
oner left the stand amid the laughter
of all present. The bag contained white
potatoes, sweet potatoes aud carrots.
The incident was the strong card .
played by Mr. Woolley In his argument
for the defense. He asked for the dis
missal of the case on the ground that the
state had failed to prove ownership,
The judges left it for the jury to decide.
At 13,30 the jury retired. In half an
hour it returned with a verdict of
guilty, but recommending the prisoners
fo the court. William S. Hilles asked
that the case of Benson vs. tho mayor
and council of Wilmington be marked
for trial at this term.
E, R. Cochran, representing Christo
pher Brooks, colored, withdrew the plea
of not guilty, entered one of guilty and
threw his client upon the mercy of the
court. He was sentenced to P»y costs,
ttW ».tltutlo» ««w ud "l. nio.ill..,
riage aud harness from Louis Armstrong,
pleaded uot guilty. They were reprt
sented by ex Deputy Attorney-General
Thomas Davis.
of The grand jury reported a true blU In
tho case of the state vs. John J. Hornel,
and Firemen John T. Spring, of the
Court House, charged with spiriting
he away Jeremiah Sullivan, a state witness,
The attorney general asked for a capias
an returnable forthwith. It was granted.
The grand jury ignored the illegal
Spiriting Away a Witness.
registration bills against Louis W. Por
ter and Uly sea S. Pierson. The foreman
announced that its work was done, and
wag discharged. The grand jurors will
inspect the almshouse tomorrow.
Lewis W. Porter, colored, pleaded
guilty to carrying concealed a deadly
weapon and was sentenced to pay a fine
of $25 or be imprisoned for ten days.
Court then took a recess until 3
Coroner Kirk will bond this afternoon.
It is for $3,000.
The Great Evangelists May ,!>« Here Dur
Ing (he Young Men's Christian Assocln
slon Convention.
General Secretary J. R. King, of the
Young Men's Christian Association, has
received a letter from Evangelist Snnkey
In relation to the great revival to be
held here in January and February,
Mr. Snnkey says that Mr. Moody will
reach New York by steamer on Thursday
«»d they will give an immediate answer,
He thinks they will come. In relation
to conducting the singing during the Y.
M, C. A. convention he does not seem to
be so sanguine, but advises
Secretary King to get a large
choir and place it under a competent
leader. He further advises that Moody
und Snnkey hymns he suug by the choir
; 't tbe convention in order that the
singers may assist in the revival
I services,
The young women's gymnasium exer
rises began this morning. There were
eight members present,
A special reception will be given to
<he members of the association by the
I Christian Kndeavor society of Central
Presbyterian church in Association Hall
on Tuesday evening, December 13. at 8
P- ni. Admission will bo by member
| ship ticket only,
u . i
gwd rt work at the la 1er place until
1 Saturday morning, when he died suddenly
of heart disease. A doctor of Newport
News sent a telegram to the father of
I Carroll, stating that he had died and ask
lug for information as to the disposal of
j the body,
Michiicl Carroll a Former Bonifient of ThU
City Ille« of Heart l>l«ea«e.
Michael Carroll, formerly of this city.
I weut *° Sparrow's Point, Va., the Tues
day following Christmas, of last year,
wont from there to Newport News,
Va., about four weeks ago, and was en
His body was brought to this city on
1 the 4.30 train this morning over the
Delaware division of tho Pennsylvania
lailroad and taken to the home of his
father, John Carroll, 115 Tat nail street,
The deceased was 27 years of age,
six feet three Inches and weighed l
his death 210 pounds. The
will take place from the residence
of the deceased's father tomorrow morn
I lug. High mass will be said at St.
I Peter's (church at 9 'o'clock interment
will ; he made in tho New Cathedral
| cemetery.
| J
I Taught to Bridle Ills Tongue.
. Andrew Cochran, went to hia hoard
,8 tlou f\ . t
Ti,.,,.,,*' ' abusing and curs
? z d Su",,.*"*.Ci."»:
I Q ( ]j cer gkultz was called to the house
by R woulau w h 0 Informed him that she
had a dead child in the house and that
Cochran was misbehaving Cochran was
taken to the City Hall and was fined $10
and costs or ninety days at hard labir in
| the Municipal Court this morning.
I The boxing and wrestling champion
ships of the Amateur Athletic Union
will bo held in the Academy of Music
Philadelphia during January, under tbe
auspices of the Philadelphia Amateur
Swimming club. The fact that the
championships will be hold in that city
| will be an inducement to local boxers and
wrestlers to enter for the various events
several athletes who have competed
at the New York shows have complained
that they did not receive n fair show,
and would not go a second time.
**Tlmt'« Where 1 Ought to IS©.**
"Judge, send me over for five years.
That's where I ought to be" w-as the ex
cliimation of "Neddy" Mulvev, whom
Officer Masse/ fround lying on the pave
ment at Front and Shipley streets last
night, when taken from the docket In
the Municipal Court this morning.
Neddy" has been In the City Hall four
days iu succession and when fined $3
this morning ho muttered • 'Let her go
Gallagher." John Carr was fined $2 for
drunkenness, Joseph Campbell and Sarah
H. Ward, colored, were fined for the
same offense.
Eighth and ''Church
A. A. U. Ci>um|>lunslilps In 1'lilladelphla.
(iirvln's Head Struck.
Joseph Oirven. of the Warren Athletic
club, took part in the second wrestling
bout, HU-pound class, at the boxing and
resiling tournament, in the Academy
of Music. Philadelphia, last evening.
His opponent was Frank P. Mitchell, of
the Germania Turn Verein. The bout
only lasted one minute and fifty-nine
seconds. Girvin was rendered uncon
scious by b dng thrown on his head on
the floor. __
. . | .. . , „1.
Sunday evening. About 4 o clock Mon
day morning seventy-three shooting stars
were counted. One dashed from south
east to southwest, making a loud report
I resembling thunder and brilliantly i.Iu
[ the horizon for thirty seconds,
The Comet Illuminated Texas.
Crockett, Tex., Nov. 29.—A number
of citizens claim to have seen the comet
[ minating
"Tony , annan " . ' .
John Stannard gwe a taxing «hiblilon
ln *>'s academy last g. .
tainment »™demv
I bouts betwaan pupils of tne academy.
The bouts were Interesting and consider
I able science was shown y
. , K Warner of ßridgepo
Kev -, •
.'eiiuiry tlub ?.. Ed.Tu.ll
SÄ» •
Shakespearian 1 us ' subject
history. Kichwd 11
^ large aud apprec
' Mr- Warner.
Lecture on Richard II.
. Water VV | Uh engine willh.delivered
I ,^, ^, ir ,p» n y today.
_ The W ater Witch Fire company ha» re
ceived a handsome contribution firm one of
lb. fin- uiïotfZL
to Wilmington in cm© hour
I Rn<1 {j,iny-ou. minutes, fhis breaks the
I record held by B. F. McDaniel.
When Will the Many Traps
Here Be Done Away With?
Despite the Companies' Precautions Men
Will Get I nder the Wheels Traffic to
and From the Riverside Delayed aud
Lives Endangered-The City Hemmed
in liy Grade Croeslngs on Almost Every
Tbe Pennsylvania railroad, which has
for years been engaged In getting
grade crossings in the larger cities tra
versed by Its lines, especially Philadel
phia, Jersey City. Trenton and Baltimore,
will next turn its attention to Washing
ton. To reach its station there, located
on Sixth street, near Pennsylvania ave
nue, no less than a dozen streets are now
crossed at grade. This necessarily re
tards the quick passage of the trains,
beside proving a source of constant
To obviate this difficulty, and. at the
same time, to enable the company to run
its trains into the very heart of the city
at greatly-increased speed, it has been
decided to either elevate or depress the
tracks as soon as the necessary permis
sion can be secured from Congress. Sev
eral conferences have been held, but no
definite conclusion has been arrived at.
he company anticipates no trouble on
this score, however, as there U no oppo
sition on the part of the Washington
The officials of the company are not
yet prepared to give out the details of the
proposed change. In fact, they have not
yet been definitely determined upon, nor
will t hey be until submitted to the Wash
ington authorities for their approval.
With the completion of the extensive
improvements at Baltimore, In which a
million or more dollars have oeen spent,
the company gets rid of
grade crossings, enabling its trains
to pass through that city at a
greatly-increased speed. The straighten
ing of the tracks at various points be
tween Washington and Philadelphia
gives opportunities for reducing the time
between those two points
unobstructed entrance into Washington
the company will be enabled without dif
rid of
with an

y to make the distance between
York and Washington in considera
bly less than five hours, the present fast
est schedule time.
Wilmington Hus Them Too.
Just when tho company will turn its
attention to Wilmington is not known.
Every foot of track in this city is at
grade. Thousands of mechanics are com
pelled to walk over them five or six times
a day In the face of the numerous trains
which ply north and south through a
densely nettled part of the city. Every
week or t wo the papers are called upon
to chronicle the death of some man,
while returning from work—died with
bis dinner pail in hand and the grime of
u day of honest toll upon his face.
(IVomen ami Children Hufl'er.
Nor are these grade-crossing accidents
confined to men. Occasionally a woman
or child is knocked out, a coroner's jury
renders a verdict of accidental death and
tho world moves oil
The hundreds of teamsters and teams
used to convey tho freight and other
commodities along the Christiana river
have tho grade crossing ghost before
their eyes all the time.
The City Biirrounded.
Nearly every approach to the city Is
over a grade crossing belonging to tbe
Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Ohio or the
Wilmington and Northern
Nearly every principal thoroughfare has
Its grade crossing and some of them more
than one.
Precaution« do not Avail.
It Is true, that, considering the num
ber of these places, tho death rate is
comparatively light. The companies use
every precaution and spend thousand of
dollars in watchmen and safety gates,
but tho "go Bhoadltiveneas" of the
American business man and working
man impels him to take risks which lead
him within a few feet of the pilot and
deadly wheels.
Familiarity Begets Carelessness.
Men employed along the line of a
great corporation become so accustomed
to the blowing of whistles, the ringing
of bells and the hissing of escaping
steam that they grow careless and
never realize their danger until
they are bonre into the hospital
room by the trainmen, laid upon the
stretcher, and Detective Jones, the kind
hearted railroad detective, is running
his knife up the seam of a pautsleg
Order to lay bare the mangled limb
limbs in order to give the surgeon free
play with his knife and saw.
While this is going on tbe victim has
ample opportunity to regret his temerity
upon the gaadc-crossing.
Grade-Crossings Increase.
The city Is rapidly growing, and with
every new through street opened one or
two new grade crossings are made. New
gates are erected, new watchmen are
Bred, new accidents occur, damage suits
arise, verdicts are given against the de
fendant corporation. Taken altogether
It has become a question whether it
would not bo cheaper for the companies
to pool their interests In safety gates,
watchmen aud damage suits and use the
money to elevate the roads in this city.
Life could be saved and better time
made. The original cost would be heavy
but it would be offset in a few years by
the amounts saved in many quarters.
Wilminngton has a greater diversity
of business interests than Washington.
The political machine is not so large,
but it is equally effective,"and the thou
sands of men who work along the river
are the men who run it.
A Colored Janitor Turns Thief.
Joseph L. Ocheltree notified Detective
Uuwkius yesterday morning that $55
had been stolen from his office at
Seventh and Market streets. The de
tective soon after arrested Alexander
Gross, colored, for the theft and also re
covered the money. Gross was employed
as an assistant janitor of the building
where Mr. Ocheltree has an office.
Iu Place of tbe Christiana.
The plans for a new steamer are being
drawn for Enoch Moore. The vessel
will take the place of the Christiana
which was burned off Pennsgrove lost
summer. _
the Wilmington and New Jersey Ferry
The contract was placed by

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