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1 Evening Journal.
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more readers than any other
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A French Murderer Struggles
for Life Before the Guillotine.
Eugene Ciampou 1. Decapitated In I'Ari.
Before a Jesting Crowd for the Mur
der of Two Men— The Murderer Grovel.
Before the Death Instrument and Beg*
for Bis Eife—Murderer Slavin Ranged.
Paris, Dec. 16. —Eugene Crampon, the
murderer of two men, this morning paid
penalty for his crimes and the canaille
that gathered to see his execution greatly
enjoyed the spectacle afforded by the
miserable cowardly wretch as he was
lit erally carried to the guillotine.
It was generally known that the execu
tion would occur in the Place de la Ro
quette this morning and long before day
light the crowd began to gather. Rude
jests were bandied about, and the usual
scenes that make disgraceful the carry
ing out of the death sentence in Paris
were enacted.
Just as the gray of dawn was appear
ing in the east a large van drawn by two
horses drew up in 1 he Place de la Ro
quette, which immediately adjoins the
prison. Several men alighted and bit by
bit the engine of death was hauled out
and set in place with the skill that comes
After all was iu
executioner, Diebler,
tested the knife and found that it
worked) to perfection. *
At exactly 7 o'clock the prison door
swung inward and the procession could
be seen approaching. Crampon, who
was in an agony of fear, was supported by
warders and accompanied by a priest,
who, as he walked, read the services for
the dying.
Grim and awful, the red guillotine
loomed directly ahead of the little party.
It was only a few steps from the prison.
After walking a few feet, Crampon raised
his eyes and saw it. With a terrible
shriek he threw himself backwards and
fell to the ground. All efforts to induce
him to rise were fruitless and he grovelled
on the flagstones, begging most piteously
for his life. The crowd took the keenest
delight in witnessing the abject fear aud
listening to the frantic appeals of the
It became necessary for the execution
er's assistants to lift Crampon to his
feet, but even then he hung limp in their
arms, and they were compelled to carry
him to the guillotine. While some of
the assistants supported him others
quickly bound him and threw him against
the bascule. Even then he did not
cease his struggles.
His contortions were terrible but they
did not last long. The bascule was
dropped into place and the assistants
shoved it forward until Crampon's neck
V >sted in the lunette. Silently and like
j streak of light the bright blade fell
! id Crampon's head dropped into the
ipeu basket awaiting it.
The execution was the most horrible
one that bas been witnessed in Paris in
mauy years. The crowd, highly pleased
with the entertainment afforded them,
dispersed laughing and joking with
each other.
Crampon was an old offender against
the law. On the night of March 3 last,
be, in company with two accomplices,
went to the billiard room of a wine shop
in the Rue 8t. Denis. They broke into
an adjoining room and were plunderin
it when the landlady of the place entere
and surprised them. The women gave
an alarm and the thieves fled. A num
ber of men, followed them and were
gaining upon Crampon when he turned
and shot two of them dead aud wounded
a third. His acco mpi ices escaped.
from long practice,
readiness the
The Cornwall. Ont., Desperado Expi
ates the Murder of Constable Davey.
Faced Death Unflinchingly.
Cornwall, Ont., Dec. 16.—James Slavin
alias McMahon was executed here this
morning at 7.45 for the murder of Con
stable J. B. Davey. The execution was
witnessed by only the press, the medical
p rofession and a few private citizens.
The doomed man's father paid him his
last visit Wednesday. His unfortnnate
son bore up wonderfully well during the
conversation, maintaining the same
marked indifference he has shown since
his incarceration. Th* conversât ion be
tween tho two was very brief.
Slavin talked freely during the night
with the guard and carried on in a
boisterous manner. He arose about
5.30 aud partook of a light breakfast.
At.7.85 Hangman Radcliffe entered the
cell. Slavin made no resistance. His
bauds were pinioned and at 7.40 the
march to the scaffold was begun.
At 7.42 the noose was placed over his
head. He said ; "Good bye, gentlemen."
The signal was given and the unfortun
ate man's body bounded from the earth.
Death was instantaneous,
The body was cut down ten minutes
afterward and interred in the court
house yard in a rough box. Slavin
maintained his wonderful nerve to the
last and refused to see any spiritual ad
The crime for which Slavin was exe
cuted was the killing of Constable J. R.
Davey, on September 5 last. Slavin was
24 years of age, and was a native of this
town, his father being a pensioner of the
British government, having been
through the Crimean and Chinese wars.
Slavin left home in 1885, and worked
on the Sudbury division of the Canadian
Pacific railroad. He returned to Corn
wall several times, and one circumstance
which was marked was that he always
carried a loaded revolver.
During one of his visits in January,
1890, he held up a man named Mc
Cracken and robbed him of his watch
and money,
heard at
tried to commit snicide by shooting him
self in the chest. He returned to this
place for the last time September 5. He
had then degenerated into a desperado.
On the night of his return he became
engaged in a fight witii a notorious tough
named Black Diamond Roach, A young
man named Antoine Lafess attempted to
separate the combatauts aud was shot
by Slavin in the breast. Slavin then tied
and was met by Constable Davey, who
attempted to arrest him with the assist
ance of a man named Lewis Lefevre. The
During the next winter Le
Brandon, Man., where he
atter caught Slavin and while bolding
him was shot in the left shoulder.
Slavin then broke away only to be
seized by Davey. He pointed his revol
ver straight at the constable's breast and
fired, the bullet passing through the offi
cer's body, killing him instantly.
Slavin was captured by the crowd and
narrowly escaped lynching. His trial
took place on October Id, when he was
convicted aud sentenced to death. Lafess
and Lafevre both recovered from their
The Initial 00,000 Columbian Half-Dol
lar. Shipped From tile Philadelphia
Mint To-day.
Philadelphia, Dec. 16.—The
6o,000 of the new Columbia souvenir
half-dollars were shipped this morning
from the United States mint in this
The first delivery of 10,000 coins left
on the 0.50 express for New York oity
in possession of John F. Shriver, repre
senting Colonel Elliott F. Shepard.
The remaining 50,000, including the
"10,000 beauty," and three other valuable
pieces, were placed in the hands of the
United States Express Company, con
signed to the sub-treasury at Chicago
and are expected to leave on the Col urn
bian Express over the Pennsylvania rail
road at 4.25 p. m.
The Party in Pursuit of the Mexican
Bandit. 1. Lessening the Distance
Between Them—A Desperate Eight
Cabrizo, Tex., Dec. 16.—The state
troops, the United States soldiers from
Fort /McIntosh and a large posse of
U nited States deputy marshals are on
the trail of the bandits who had the
engagements with Mexican troops oppo
site San Ignacio Saturday night. The
trail leads almost directly north, and a
courier who has just arrived says the
soldiers and deputy marshals are but a
few hours behind the fleeing bandits.
It is generally believed that a desper
ate resistance will be made by the so
called revelutionists if they are cornered
and their capture attempted. There will
he no quarter given If the Garza men
offer any resistance.
The action of the authorities at San
Ignacio in holding as United States
prisoners the Mexican soldiers who were
c. ptured and brought across the river
by the bandits, is severely condemned by
the American residents of this place.
Two thousand Mexican troops are being
rushed to the frontier to protect that
country from further invasion.
Tliey Assemble to Consider Issues and
Strengthen the Ranks.
Topeka, Has., Dec. 16.—The confer
ence of the Democratic Central commit
tee occupied all yesterday afternoon aud
a good part of the night. No definite
action was taken upon the senatorial
question further than to decide to at
tempt to hold the Democrats in line and
secure the balance of power between the
Republicans and Populists, thus con
trolling the situation as did the third
party men in Illinois two years ago.
The chances of the various Democratic
aspirants to the senatorship were dis
cussed but no endorsement of any candi
date was made. A resolution was adopted
endorsing ex-Governor Glick for secre
tary of agriculture and a committee was
appointed to lay its claims before Presi
dent-elect Cleveland at the proper time.
A Wealthy San Francisco Manufacturer
Meet* a Sudden Death.
Chicago, Dec. 16.—Emanual Bruns
wick, a wealthy manufacturer of San
Francisco was killed last night while
trying to board a State street cable car.
He was whirled under the front of the
grip car and the guard struck him in the
left side, crushing several ribs. One of
his ribs has driven through his heart.
Mr. Brunswick was unconscious when
picked up by Officer Cruger, who wit
nessed the accident. He was taken to
the office of Dr. Sherwood where he died
an hour later. Mr. Brunswick was
proprietor of the Brunswick Billiard and
Pool Table company of San Francisco.
Accused uf a Daring Crime.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 16.—It is believed
that among the crimes for which Frank
Bruce, the well-known thief under ar
rest at Milwaukee, will be compelled to
answer is tlie daring diamond robbery
which was perpetrated on the Sioux City
and Pacific express near California Junc
tion sometime ago. G. W. Pollock,
New York diamond salesman, was shot,
pounded almost into insensibility and
robbed of $15,1)00 worth of diamonds in
the presence of a dozen passengers.
Bruce answers perfectly the description
given of the robber by Omaha men at
the time, and the method employed was
exactly what might he expected of him.
The Kxpress Company Auumei the Low.
New YoRk, Dec. 16.—General Agent
Stedman of the Wells Fargo Express
company, says that his company has
assumed the blame for the loss of the
two packages of money which was
spirited from this city a few weeks ago
to Galveston. As soon as the necessary
papers are made out the express people
will re imburse the banks to which the
money was consigned. The packages,
one containing $10,000 and the other
$25,000, were despoiled while in the
hands of the company, Mr. Stedman,
says. The thieves have not been caught.
A Daring Daylight Rubbery.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 16.—A stran
ger walked into Joseph Mandel a pawn
shop on East Market street late yester
day afternoon, pointed a pistol at the
proprietor, picked up $1 500 worth
diamonds, stepped out of the door and
hoarded a passing car. The (proprietor
was dazed by the boldness of the thief
and sat in his chair for half au hour be
fore he informed the police, but by that
time the thief had l eft the ci ty.
Idaho's Officiai Coant,
Boise Citt, Ida.: Dec? 16.—' Thè official
count for Idaho has been completed
secretary of state as follows;' Weaver,
10,430; Harrison, 8,709; McConnell,
(Rep.) for governor has 1,400 plurality.
The Wayward Priest Returns
to the Fold of The Church.
New. of the Settlement of Difference. Be
tween the Church and the Once Favorite
Clergyman Received in Rome with Joy.
Surprise and Vexation at the Opposition
Encountered by Sutolll.
Rome, Dec. 16.—The statement by
Archbishop Corrigan published In Sep
tember last in regard to a settlement of
the differences between the church and
Rev. Father McGlynn, has received full
confirmation at the Vatican.
The news of the reconciliation has pro
duced the happiest impression at the
Vatican, where Father McGlynn had
always been a favorite prior to his differ
ence with his religious superiors,
can be stated on the highest authority
that the pope has given special power to
Monsignor Satolli, his holiness' ablegate
in America, to Bettle the case.
The latest reports received at the Vat
ican from America have caused surprise
and vexation at the opposition that has
commenced against the tesults of the
conference recently held in New York
and the proposals submitted by Mon
signor Satolli. The pope, Cardinal Rom
polla, papal secretary of state, and Car
dinal Ledocbowski, prefect of the pro
poganda fide, express displeasure at the
course church events are taking in Amer
ica, and his holiness will shjrtly take
decisive action to bring the decisions to
an end.
F. B. F. Miller Petitions Connell to Com
pensate Him for the Loss of two Houses.
Mr. McKelvey presided over Council
last night in President Benson's absence.
A communication from F. B. F. Miller
was presented asking compensation for
two frame houses damaged by the cav
ing in of a sewer aud torn down by the
building inspector. The houses were
situated at Nos. 718 aud 720 West fifth
street. Mr. Miller fixed his damages as
follows: Two third loss of houses, $081,
34 ; loss of rent $117.60; repairs to ad
joining house, $41) 81. The communies
tiou was referred to tlie Street and
Sewer Department of which Mr. Miller
is employed as assistant secretary.
Mr. Thomas introduced a resolution
providing for the collection of garbage.
The ordinance is in accordance with W.
C. R. Colqulioun's paper on the subject,
and has already been described It was
read twice and referred to the Law
Committee. It was announced that the
ordinance providing for the issuance of
certain sinking fund bonds has been
approved by the mayor and was declared
a law.
The city treasurer reported the balance
tn Union National Bank to be $67,243; in
each of the four depository banks.
1111,236.60; received of Edmund Mitchell,
Jr., collector, $700; John J. Mealey,
collector, $375; Eugene M. Sayers, col
lector, $220; depository banks, $'20,000.

The friends of Miss Annie McColley, of
No. ISO Poplar street, gave her a very
pleasant surprise party, on Wednesday
evening. Among those present were
Misses Emma Eberhart, Laura Worth,
Lizzie Radcliff, Maggie Short, Ida Short,
Lizzie Reese, Ella Wolfe, Fannie Lari
more, Maggie Lord, Annie Myers, Lida
Ryan, Mamie Jeffers, and Messrs. Wil
liam Reese, William Cahall, William
Ellis, T. S. Wilson. John Short, Herman
Jones, Benjamin Massey, Charles Water
man, Author Jones and Ernest Houten.
Photograph* of the Murdered Girl Show
That She wa* not Comely.
Thomas F. Russell, of this city has
two photographs of the unknown girl
who was murdered near Rahway, N. J.,
on March 25. 1887, and for whose death
James Frouatt will be tried in the New
Jersey courts. Mr. Russell has had the
photographs for about five years and
clipped them from the posters when
reward of $1 ,100 was offered for the
detection of tlie murderer.
The victim of the outrage is upon
cooling-board. The gash in her throat
and the bruises upon her face are plainly
to be seen. She was by no means pretty,
having course and irregular features.
Her hands were very large and she had
evidently been a hard working young
A Pleasant Surprise Visit,
Saulsbury Legion Organized.
The Saulsbury Legion was organized
on Wednesday evening at the southeast
oorner of Second and Washington streets.
The following officers were elected
James J. Riley, president; John P. Car
roll, vice-president;
secretary ; Harry L. Dean, treasurer.
The legion has a membership of about
ninety aud invites all active Democrats
to join. It will take an active part
the coming city campaign and has en
gaged a room at Second and Washington
Edward F. Begley,
The Scltoefield-Harrl* Pardou.
It is said that the pardon of William
Harris and Samuel|Schoefield was the re
sult of a compromise between Judge
Ball and N. H. Davis, counsel for the
two men. Judge Ball sentenced Harris
to pav $50 and be imprisoned at hard
labor'in New Castle jail for six months;
Schoefield got $25 and three months.
Judge Grubb refused to release them
a writ of habeas corpus
then applied to the Superior Court for
writ of certiorari, to allow the upper
court to review the record'of the Munici
pal Court. This movement, it is said,
induced the judge and City Solicitor
Curtis to recommend their pardon.
Mr. Davis
Democrat Ic Club J''u»ion.
The Cleveland club held a meeting
the Smith Building last night. It was
decided that, instead of holding the
regular meeting ou next Tuesday even
ing to meet in the South Building
Wednesday evening and go to the
Young Mens Democratic club, to lose
its identity as a club and become a part
of the Young Men s Democratic club.
This will iJT» irreal imuainn to
I his will be a great accession to
members of the older organization.
nquiry ut the Ex-Premier'* Ke*l<lence
Elicits tlie Information Tlmt Ills Con
dition Is Slightly Improved.
Washington, Dec. 1«.— At 2 o'clock
this morning there were only two lights
in the Blaiue mansion, one in the back
room on the third floor, the other in the
rear of the house, which is occupied by
the servants. At 2 30 o'clock the gas was
bright on the whole third floor and the
shadows of the inmates moving around
the rooms could be seen,
the lights are still burning and the
activity of the inmates continues.
10 a. m.—It is stated at Mr. Blaine's
house that be is a little better this morn
ing than yesterday.
Nelson Ev
Philadelphia, Dec. 10.—Nelson F.
Evans,who was convicted of misapplying
the funds of the Spring Harden National
bank, of which he was a director, was
today sentenced by Judge Butler to pay a
fine of $300 and serve five years in the
Eastern penitentiary.
At 4 o'clock
I'o..Utility of the ll.xly XVI. ich XVa* Re
covered l.a.t Saturday Being That of
Harvey—With Two Exception, the De
scription. Correspond.
Thomas E. Harvey, aged 52 years, an
ex soldier and a machinist at the Harlati
aud Hollingsworth Company has been
missiug from his home since September
22. Bis home is at 1001 Bennett street,
where his wife and child are now living.
Diligent search for him lias been made
by his family and Friendship Lodge, K.
of P., of which order he was a past
The following description of Mr. Har
Ue is
vey is furnished by his friends,
about 5 feet 8 inches in height and will
weigh 160 pounds. He is of light com
plexion and his hair is just beginning
to turn gray. He had a light mustache.
Three fingers on his left hand are missiug,
only the • index finger being left. He
was dressed in dark clothes aud wore a
dark overcoat.
Any information of the missing man
will lie thankfully received by Thomas
H. Buckle
seal of
of P.
By, keeper of records and
Friendship Lodge, No. 2, K.
Siuce the disappearance of Harvey,
some doubt has arisen as to whether the
man who was recovered in the Christiana
creek at PuPont's pier last Saturday was
his body or not.
The missing man's description corres
ponds with that of the man who was
palled out of the creek with two excep
three fingers on his left hand were miss
ing. The body found had all the fingers
and no mustache.
Harvey had a mustache aud
The Alleged Forger Drought
Judge Rail In the City Court.
A. E. F. Kurtz, the alleged forger and
Bwindler who was arrested on Wednes
day, on the charge of obtaining $15 from
the firm of J. C. Johnson & Sou 225 Mar
ket street, on a bogus check, was ar
raigned in tho Municipal Co it this
The testimony of Wesley C. Johnson
was taken, in which he said that he had
kttown Kurtz for about ten years and
that he had often bought paper of him
when he was acting in the capacity of
agent for a paper manufacturer. He said
that Kurtz came into the store just as he
was preparing his cash to make a deposit,
and asked if he would cash a check on
National State bank of Camden for $15,
which he did after Kurtz had endorsed
it. The check was presented at the
First National bank but payment was
William T. Lyuant, Esq., represents
Kurtz, aud be said the city solicitor
agreed to postpone the preliminary hear
ing until tomorrow morning, when it is ex
pected that a notary public of Philadel
phia will be present to swear to the pro
I test. The case was consequently con
tinued until that time.
Mooney XVa* a High school Graduate,
Michael A. Mooney, the yonng man
who was arraigned before Magistrate
Clements in Philadelphia yesterday, on a
charge of
forgery, was a graduate of the
Wilmington High School of the class of
1881. Ho was employed by the Wil
mington Dental Manufacturing Company
for sometime, but severed his connection
with thorn under a cloud, lie is the
only one of the 175 graduates of the
High school that is known to have gone
Detective Witsil will go to
Dover today after requisition papers and
will bring Mooney to this city Immedia
"Harney" Did Not Succeetl.
Bernard Kirk, a frequenter of the coast
was arrested yesterday afternoon by
Officer Lucas for being drunk. Last
night he attempted to commit suicide in
a cell in the City Hall by hauging him
self to the door of the cell by
his undershirt. He was fined $3
and rests by Judge Ball In the
Municipal Court this morning.
H. XV. Grant, of Clayton, was In this city
ln ^cuTmd»y ' M
J y '
Peter L. Cooper, Jr., was in Dover last even
Miss Lizzie Sayers will spend Saturday and
Sunday in Dover.
Mise M. J. Vandegrift. of C'ccilton, Mil., is
the guest of Mrs J. L. X'an Dyke.
City Treasurer's Clerk Samuel A. Price ia
still confined to his home by Illness.
Grcrnman. the captain of tlie War
Club, is confined to his home by
ten Cycle
Mrs. Joint Lynch, of this city, is visiting
her parents tn Canterbury, DcL, where she
will spend the holidays.
—Rev. S. P. Cassaboom, of Patman Grove.
N. J., married Alfred A. Williams and Miss
Ella V. Conway on Sunday last.
D. B. Baldwin, of th« General Race Bureau.
New York World, is the guest of his brother,
tliis city. Mr. Bald
^wles'and XV. K. < rorhy, Broadway Cen
tral; E. Mahoney. Huffman House,
—Rev. Mr. Save», of West Philadelphia,
will preach in the- Church_ of the Redeemer
the on Sunday.The subject will be on the Second
tue I , of christ, is it Pre-mIUonulal or
| iv,t Millennial/"
Conductor Baldwin. In
win is convalescing from typhoid.
Wiliningtonlans registered at New York
Scott, Windsor; J. O.
Ferd Fullmer Chorus Concert
in the Opera House.
Some of the Selection. Wore Sung With
Too Much Coar.ene». and the Audi
ence Did Not Applaud- Exquisite
Singing of a* Quartette of Women.
When tue Ferd Fullmer Male Chorus
stepped out before the footlights at
the Grand Opora House last night a
splendid audience greeted the young
siugers. In the audience were musicians,
professional men, mechanics and repre
seutatives of all classes. Ou the lower
floor every chair was occupied and all of
the best seats in the gallery were tilled.
The church choirs of the city ami nil the
other singing societies were well repre
sented in the audience.
Tlie Opera House stage was tastefully
decorated with potted plants, arranged in
mounds aud pyiamids. On each sideof
till' htneo was the letter F, in white
immortelles, one on the right represent
ing the word "Fred," and one on the
left "Fullmer." When the curtain raised
the stage settings were arranged hh a
parlor scene, with a grande piano. On
the right center was a picture of Ferd
whose name the club bears. On the left
center was a landscape painting, Stoub
gen's Opera House orchestra augmented
for the occasion aud opened the concert
with a selection from Krnani, a feature
of which was a solo by trombonist
the well known musician
Tl.e Fullmer Club's Roll.
The officers and members of the club
W. J. Fisher, president; C. it.
E. E. Benson,
Evans, vice-president;
secretary; F. E. Bering,
Arthur K. Taylor, librarian; Jacob?
Clytner, conductor; Will M. S. Brown,
accompanist. Music Committee: Theo
dore W.
laglier, John Butler.
Triggs, C. 11. Start, E. W. Gal
Chus. M, Ranks
K. K. lii-nson
l ima. Hraddock
11. A. Kradtluld
H. H. Carver
J A. Cline
K. P. Edwards
K. e. Hering
J. A. Hal bert
O. H. Start
Albert Sprues
F. C. Stuck well
U. F. Young
M. W. Hal lam
W. H. Jenes
Gee. K. King
Jos Maguire
H. C. cl'rca
C. H McKatg
E. 't. Oclicitree
.1 H. Stidham
Eugene Start
John 811er
W. G. Kchnetzlor
J. A. Ward
G. E. Austcrmuhl
J. F. Ayres
John w. Harr
Frame Conley
C. It. Evans
F. H. Jervis
Wa. J. Meglll
Geo. A. Mai klein
C. H. Nallor
W. M. Sheppard
Earnest Sainworth
T. W, Triggs
Charles U. Woods
Oscar Appleby
David Baker
E. G Horum
Wm Davidson
Emmett Hickman
Harry Lodge
George L. Meeaick
W. <J. Malcolm
J. A. Oliver
H. C. Haville
A. K Taylor
W. B. White
Wm Zimmerman
J. A. Booker
F. Bertram
E. I- Flnry
II. H. Harrlsnu
H. O. Janvier
W. H. Lingo
J. XV. Mack lam
H. N. McKalg
Kiln aril T. l'rloa
H. J. Mtout
C T. Schofield
L. A. Thomas
r. H. Alexander
J A. Butlar
XV. E. Buckmaater
Harry Dalby
K. P. Faust
A. T. Hyatt
K. It. Maxwell
H W. Bags
Joseph Nhunder, Jr.
John Stoddard
J. H. XVestcott
N. P. Watmough.
Singers In Pull Dress.
Eugene Bune
A. J. Butler
A.T. Co verdate
E. XV, Gallagher
XX'. A. HtikllT
J. L. Lloyd
A ('. Lingo
W. V. McKalg
L. II. Patton
J. E. Sparrow
L. Si. stork well
Herbert Samworth
Nearly ninety singers stepped to the
front of the stage when the curtain went
up and in a moment Accompanist Brown
and Director Clymer appeared in their
places. The first chorus was "Hark the
Merry Drum," a description of which ap
peared iu the Evening Journal of yes
terday. A fine characteristic of the ren
dition of this piece from the start, was
the ensemble ; alertness of the siugers in
watching Director Clymer aud their ac
curacy iu obeying his baton stroke. To
the audience, the time kept by the sing
ers seemed perfect. The fuge passages
were pleasingly sung and the chorus
members manifested much spirit In this
port of tlie rendition. A bad
this chorus, however, was the work
of the first teuors in the fortissimo pas
sages. Tlie men sung as though tney
were doing a hard days work and their
high notes were frequently coarse, in
fact, all the singers came out in the
forte passages xvith a mad rush, that
frequently destroyed all the musical
effects of that portion of the selection.
W. H. Achenbach
G. P. Alexander
Walter Bennett
Edw. Qoverdale
XV. J. Fisher
... C. Fritz
8 H. Lawton
C. E. Mentaer
William Stauffer
W. H. Smith
H. C. Taylor
feature of
Exquisite Quartette singing.
The St. Cecelia Ladies Quartette of
Philadelphia, which is well known in
Wilmington, sang with exquisite taste
and expression, and every uamber ren
dered by them was encored. Their
voiees harmonized beautifully and some
of the minor chords were grand. The
quartet sang during the evening class
ical and popular compositions of the
day, and in the selection of their pieces
they showed as good taste as in the ren
ditions. Had the Fullmer chorus but
borrowed some of the rich tones aud
intonations that characterized the quar
tet singing the concert would have been
one of unusual brilliancy As It was,
the chorus was not recalled once.
A Sprightly Waltz Song.
—, . . _ , ,
The Lark, a waltz song, composed by
J. G. Weston, and sung by the chorus
was a sprightly piece aud tho young men
sang it with a will. The second base
" j c si, j
answered bv the first base and second
tenor formed an effective accompanis
meut that greatly resembled grand piano
in this song the chorus again
kept splendid time and jdteyed the baton
of the director like skilled professional«,
Miss Emily Ü. Stuart, first contralto
in the St. Cecelia quartette, sang very
sweetly, "My heart at thy dear voie«,
by St. Saeus. Being recalled Miss Stuart
sang, "1 have so loved thee," which was
also gréai y appreciated. The double
male quartette "Fair Kohtraut" con*
tained some strains and weird chords,
all of which were well rendered ; but the
singers lacked exp
strains which madi
they were not recalled.
«'he Votiug Men Tackle Heavy Work.
res si mi in one or two
e them wearisome and
The "Forest Mill" a chorus, was nicely
sung and received merited applause. In
this piece the singers showed, more con
spicuously than at any other time, how
carefully they had been drilled for the
contained some beautiful passages that 1
wore rendered In pleasing style,
audience, however, grew weary of the
piece before the last ''Halleluiah" was
reached and the members of the chorus
probably wondered why the applause
was so faint. The contralto solo "Sun
set," composed by Dudley Buck, dis
played to great effect Miss Kate Me
Guckin's deep and rich contralto voice
and a storm of applause followed.
The final chorus was "The Joy of the
Hunter," by Weber, aud this was the
star selection of the evening. Full of
animat ion aud volume from the start it
kept the minds of the singers bent upon
their work and thus brought out the
true value of the composition. The
concert, financially, was a gratifying
success aud the entertainment was
praiseworthy from the fact that home
tnleut was brought out anil encouraged
As a whole the audience was well
pleased with the concert and everybody
who was there will make an effort to at
tend the next. Fullmer concert,
A piano solo by Miss Martha Bradfield
was beautifully rendered and the per
former was recalled.
Great Miracle That Engineer Strickland*.
Train Kvor linirhod Wilmington.
The Baltimore Sun of to-day contains
the following: An eye witness gives
some interesting particulars concerning
tlie death of Benjamin Strickland the
engineer of the Washington express
train on tlie Philadelphia, Wilmington
Railroad, Saturday even
ing. Though the cause of ills death
is still only conjectural, the fact Is
the engineer continued at Ills post
and ran ills train in Wilmington after
lie was dead. Tlie train started out of
Broad Street Station at good speed, with
instructions to the engineer to make
fast time, as tlie express was 15 or 20
minutes late. The train weut along at
a lively rate till at Chester the engiueer
discovered a hot box under his cab.
told the fireman they would attend to it
11 I W'il mm, • t .ui I' I ' 1 1 . ■ I « ■ r In. kepi
block and out
The train whirled
tlie draw north
of Wilmington and into the suburbs,
when thefireman looking up asked the
engiueer to slacken up. and found he was
dead, standing upright with his hand
still on the bar. It is supposed ho was
struck on the forehend by mail projectors
or something else while looking out of
the cab window with his hand on the
bar. but was able to regain his upright
position aud at the same time gave Iho
bur a pull, which sent the train onward
full speed. It wbb required of
the train to wait at a certain point
for a fast freight, but the require
ment was not complied with. That the
express reached Wilmington
a miracle. Of course, when the fireman
found tlie engineer was dead, he took the
locomotive in hand and brought the ad
venture to a safe conclusion. This his
tory of a remarkable incident in rail
roading is related by a gentleman who
was on the train, ntid who took the
trouble to inform himself of the facts in
tbs case.
and Baltimore
going faster aud faster,
nothing, running into one
of another, all the time
greater speed,
safely was
They Entered Five Stores In That Town
and Secure hut Little.
Special Correspondence Evening Journal.
Nkwavk, Dec. 16—Thieves entend
the following places of business Wed
nesday night: Rankin Armstrong, J.
A B Wright & Co., J. 1). Worrall Wright
A Sou, aud the Ledger Building,
supposed that they first i
the storeroom of Rankin Armstrong
as a light was noticed there shortly after
midnight by a gentleman who lives on
the opposite side of the street
next place visited was J. Ü. Worrall's
meat shop, where a money drawer,
I containing about $2 In small
| chattge was carried off. About
I the same amount was taken from
It is
the large hardware store of II. B.
Wright A Co. Nothing was missed from
the coal and lumber office of Wright A
Son at Newark Centre station, where it
Is believed
frightened away by the long ringing
an electric burglar alarm. At the Lea
office a large glass In the trausom was
brokeu but nothiug was missing from
the building. The burglars got what
tools they used from the blacksmith
•hop of
the miscreants were
■ f
B. Lutton, near the post
George G. Evans Is building a sub
stantial brick addition to his store
Tlie young men of Newaik will give a
hop in Caskey Hall tbisevening.
Mrs. Helen Porter has purchased from
Joseph H. Caleb, two frame dwellings at
West End.
Borne of our citizens are suffering
from a return attack of the grippe. The
cases are mild.
—Lieutenant James H. HelhcrlngUrn, V. 8.
N „rdertsi u> the Mohican.
—Abson Watson and Miss Prances J. Wil
liam wilt be married this evening at 224 West
Eighth street.
—Tin- XVeccacoc Fire Company has pur
chased a seal-brown horse for service in the
volunteer department.
, _The three masted schooner Joel ( ook. of
wvÆn-liil.i*- is unloading lumber at the
wharf <4 «• O. Simmons and Hons,
I .—The first lot of Christinas trees seen in
citywere observed on East Fourth street
xv™n'wart and Mis. Annie M.
Vangant were married by Hev E. L. Hub
| bardlaM evening at No. SIS Jefferson street.
Ri-\ . John D. C. Ham a united In marriage
Joshua 1 Holloway and Miss Fannie C.Boyre.
In the Asbury M. E. Parsonage, ou Thursday
—Register of Wills Cooch lias granted
letters testamentary upon the estate of
Charles s. Hurley, late of this city, to Henry
C. Oonni i.
Two Colored Desertions.
William H. Fisher, colored was
arrested by Bowers for desertion, on a
charge preferred by his wife, Mary E.
Fisher. He was locked up iu the police
station and will have a hearing this
afternoon before Magistrate Monaghan.
The case of William N. Gray, colored,
who was charged with the same offense
by his wife, agreed to give her the
household affects of his home.
— O. K. Evans will address the Sunday
afternom, meeting in Association Hall. Gen
aral get rotary J K. King will bave charge of
the singing.
—Tb# Water Witch Fire Company's engine
was tetti-I near the B. & (>. railroad station
yesterday afternoon. The test was satisfac-
tory in every particular.
-"Mr snd Mrs. Santa Claus" received an
ovation at Kingswuod Church bazaar. The
bazaar will c ontinue tonight and tomorrow
night There are splendid goodsof Hue va-
riety and lots of people are expected Jto come
Bird Prevents Higgins From
Impeaching a Witness.
Th« Jude«. Decide .That the Senator
Cannot Tear Open an Old Sore and
Mr. IItgglns Note. Several Exception..
Me.an. Quigley and Churchman Ac
cu.cd of Using Naughty Words.
An enthusiastlo admirer of Levi C.
Bird created quite a laugh in the
Superior Court this morning. Just after
tlie jurors iiad taken their seats an old
pensioner out in tlie audience arose and
"Three cheers for Levi C. Bird!"
Everybody turned and began to titter.
The old man edged towards the en
trance. When he reached it he squared
himself, and again yelled:
"Three cheers for Levi C. Bird!"
As he quietly left the room everybody
—even the judges—had a hearty laugh.
The man was not arrested for the waut of
respect he showed for the decorum and
dignity of the court room.
The llysore-Qiilgley Taxe,
Tlie case of llysore A Son vs. I. T.
Quigley was resumed as soon as quiet
was restored. The cross and re direct
examination of A. V. llysore were con
John Alker, Instructor In wood work
ing in tlie Manual Working School of
llysore for several months,
forced to work in gum boots and under
an umbrella part of the time. The water
injured the machinery aud lumber, aud
ruined them. He was not shaken under
cross examination.
H tgglns Gun. for Itm-klii*.
He said he worked for
He was
George W. Bock Ins, who was at one
time superintendent for Quigley, but
who was discharged aud arrested on the
charge of embezzling money from his
employer, was called by Mr. Bird.
Under direct examination he stated tiiat
the water ran down on Hysore's ma-
chinery. Hysore had complained re-
peatedly, aud his men complained. The
witness'called Mr. Quigley's attention to
the matter. He did not pay much atten-
tion to it. The last time he went
to Quigley about it he told him it was
a shame the way tlie water was pouring
in. Quigley replied; "To h—1 with the
-1 Let the water come in
and drown him out and that will get
him out!" The hair was pat in the
rooms above by order of Mr. Quigley.
Higgins—"How long were you with
Mr. Quigley?" "Iu the neighborhood of
nine years."
"When did you leave him?" "Last
"Did you have any difference with
him?" "Yea, sir."
"What was it?"
Bird—"Don't answer that. If It pleases
your honors, I object "
The objection was sustained.
Higgins—"Were you dismissed?" "I
was "
"For what?"
Bird—"I don't tbluk^that is proper."
Bird—."Well, here ia a release from
Mr. Quigley for all the debts of thla
Judge Cullen—"Mr. Higgins, you
can't inquire about thst."
Higgins— "For what were you dis
Bird—"Don't answer that. I object."
Higgins— "Was there any feeling?"
"Yes, there was feeling between us."
"If it please your honors, have I the
right to ask what that feeling arose out
of." He had not.
"Had there been a quarrel?" "There
had been a misunderstanding."
Mr. Higgins then asked him question
after question in relation to statements
made at a previous examination, at
which Philip Q. Churchman and a young
woman stenographer were present. The
witness said he might have made the
statements, hut he would not ssy that
he did.
Several exceptions were noted daring
the croas-examiuatlnn be said that In
winter he saw Ice on the floor around the
Churchman Swore, Too.
Elsie Rust, colored, a former employe
of Mr. Quigley, testified that he carried
the hair from the cellar to the third floor.
It was very wet. Hysore's place was
flooded aud in winter he saw
icicles hanging from the joiats in Hy
sore's place. He told Boss Churchman
that the water was running down on
Hysore's machinery. Churchman said;
"It don't make a d—d hit of difference.
Put It there."
John T. HyBore testified to the effect
of the water from the hair. He waa on
the stand when then oourt then took A
recess until 2.30 o'clock.
New C. II. I, Officers.
Wilmington Connell 0. B. U on Wed
nesday night elected the following
President T. R. P. Brown; Vice-Presi
dent, John S. Monaghan; Orator,
Thomas- F. O'Donnell; Chancellor, A. 8.
Lovell ; Secretary, E. 8, Lovell ;
Treasurer. Thomas Spallaue; Chaplain,
Rev. M. Fallon; Marshal,James McNally:
Guard, Patrick Haggerty: Trustees,
Thomas K. Dough; William Glynn,
Anthony Sheridan. The new offioers
will be installed ou Wednesday evening,
Jauuary 11.
Returned From Korop«,
j Robert Keuyou, the tobacconist at 107
East Front street, returned home on
Wednesday evening from a trip to
Europe. Mr. Kenyon sailed for Eng
land about two months ago and visited
many relatives while on his visit on the
foreign shores. He returned on the
steamer City of Paris, arriving in New
York on Wednesday afternoon, and is
much improved in health.
Happy Home XVeddlug.
Arthur Parker and Miss Louisa Col
pitis were married yesterday at the resi
dence of the bride's father, at DuPont's
Banks. The ceremony took place before
a company of immediate relatives and,
after a reception, were driven to their
future home at Beach aud Franklin
streets, this city.
Fell and Hroke Her Arm.
Mias Lizzie Burgess, annt of Mrs.
Joseph L. l avender, fell down stairs at
her niece's home, No. 809 West Seventh
street, yesterday, and fractured her left
arm. Dr. A. E. Frantz reduced the

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