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• Tlg ' T The EVENING JOURNAL con tains all the local news, and full telegraphic reports. The EVENING JOURNAL the live advertiser's medium, cir culates among the masses. FIFTH YEAR. WILMINGTON, DEL., MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1893. ONE CENT. INDIAN ENCOUNTERS. More Advices From the North west This Morning. TRIBES STILL IN WARE ARE THERE Indians Board an Incoming Steamer to Search for Kltkatlahs Who Had Re cently Massacred Some of Their Tribe on Sorrow Island—Gunboats May Be Sent Out. V ancouvkr, B. C.. March 13.—The steamer Coquitlam arrived from the north yesterday morning bringing further news of the recent Indian troubles. A canoe full of armed Bella Belia Indians was met by the steamer. The Indians were evidently bent upon mischief and in search of Kltkatlahs who had recently massacred some of their tribe on Borrow Island. Thinking that some of their enemies were being harbored on the Coquitlam they boarded her and made a search for their quarry. It was learned that the two tribes have since had an encounter and several were killed and wounded. No report has yet been received from the Indian agent who is investigating the affair Should bis report prove that tribal warfare exists it may be necessary to send a gunboat to enforce order. The Indians of that section are noted for their warlike proclivities, and there is no telling where the feud will end if the authorities do not intervene to prevent a a it. Bard After Warlike Crows, Billings, Mont., March 13.—The civil authorities of Yellowstone county have taken a hand in the Crow trouble. Yes terday Coroner Chappie held an inquest over the body of Little Face, the Indian who was killed on Wednesday. All the Indians who made war-like demonstra tions in the vicinity of the tragedy have withdrawn to a point about ten miles from Wilsey Station and appear to be uncertain what to do. They have looted the deserted ranches aud carried off everything of use to them. Aibschler the ranchman who killed Little Face is in jail here. PRAIRIE FIRES RAGING. Due Young Couple Darned So Badly That They Cannot Live. Garden City, Kan , March 13 —Wide spread and destructive prairie fires have been raging in this vicinity for the past two days. Saturday, Frank Qrnner, liv ing ten miles east of here, lost all his buildings, household goods, farm impie mente, etc., saving nothing bnt the clothing of himself aud family. J. M. Dettrower, living ten miles notth, was equally unfortunate. Three school houses in the north and east portions of the county were also burned and many farmers have lost large stacks of hay and other property. | Yesterday a strong wind was blowing from the southwest and last night word reached here that the farm of Mr. Ander son, seven miles southeast of here, was swept bare by the flames aud both An dersun aud his wife so badly burned that the husband soon died and his wife can live but a few hours. Extensive fires were raging last evening in the north west, east and south, and it is feared damage will still be done. MUCH MONEY APPROPRIATED For the Improvement of Mexican Ports and Harbors. City of Mexico, March 13.—The policy of President Diaz recommended to the Mexican Congress, regarding the harbors of the republic is to be carried out. A large amount of money has been appro priated for that purpose. The govern ment dredge boat has arrived at Vera Cruz and that harbor is to be dredged and otherwise substantially improved. There are already extensive improve ments in progress at Mazatlan, the principal port on the Pacific coast and, at Coatzacoaloos, on the Atlantic. The completion of the Tehuantepec Isthmus Railroad is expected to make Coatzacoa loos one of the most important ports In Mexico. No Overtures to Strikers. Toledo, O., March 13.—The report having reached here late last night that the Ann Arbor engineers, through Chief Arthur,were willing to declare the strike off if the company would meet its em ployes as individuals and listen to their grievances, the United Press representa tives saw T. M. Ashley, the president of the road, and Assistant Chief Youngson, of the Brotherhood, who stated positively that there was no truth whatever in the report and that the company had made no overtures for a settlement. Another Through Line io Lake Superior. Winnipeg, Man., March 18—Promin ent capitalists are here endeavoring to receive assistance from the Manitoba government for a railway that will give Winnipeg and the Northern Minnesota another through line to Lake Superior. The promoters of the company claim they have got all financial arrangements for the work provided the Manitoba government gives reasonable assistance. He Handled the Pistol Carelessly. Fort Wayne, March IS.— H. H. Gold waite, a traveling salesman, accidentally shot and killed his sister-in-law, Miss Hattie Piscbou, last night. He had just cleaned bis revolver aud was carelessly showing its workings to the inmates of the room when it discharged accident ally and the bullet went though Miss Pischon's stomach. She lived only half an hour. Cranberry's Post Office Robbed of * 1 .10. New Brunswick, N. J., March 18.— The post office at Cranberry, ten miles from here, was entered by burglars last night. The safe was blown open and $150 in money and stamps taken. Plucky City Marshal. LLK, Tex., March 13.—In an est Warren Kickman (colored) l Velvin was shot in the head vaa able to return the fire, *gro. BIG BOSTON FIRM ASSIGNS. Stringency In Money Market Causes the Atkinson Company to Stop. Boston, March 18 —The Atkinson House Furnishing Company, with its branches in other near cities, have made an assignment to Charles F. Libby, of Portland, and Costello C. Converse, of Boston. President Isaac E. Atkinson says that the liabilities are $1,500,00 I and that the assets ate estimated at $3,000, coo. The trouble was caused by stringency in money market and inability to meet a call loan on Saturday. Last year the company did a business of $3.000,000, President Atkinson says the firm will prebably pay Its debts in full. While the greatest portion of indebted ness is to firms in Boston and vicinity there are a number of creditors in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. FIVE HOURS IN THE OPEN AIR. Exposure In a Wreck Causes the Death of a Prominent Mason. Kansas City, Kan., March 18.—John H. Brown, aged 67, one of the most prominent ;masons in the west, died 'ast night of nervous prostration super induced by exposure in a railroad wrejk a year ago. He was in a wreck which occurred at Cherryvale and was one of a number of passengers in the sleeper who sustained injuries. The wreck occurred at night and for five hours Mr. Brown lay in the open air without aid or protection from the cold. Mr. Brown was for 21 years grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Kansas. He was also an author, hav ing written several books on Masonry and kindred subjects. Assassinated By a Desperado. Memphis, Tenn., March 13.—Rufus Haywood, a colored planter was assas sinated by Lee Walton,a notorious negro desperado, Saturday night at Nitta Yuma, Miss. After robbing his victim Walton fled but was ran down by blood hounds and captured yesterday morning He was taken to Nitta Yuma where be was being guarded by the sheriff until the arrivai of the train for Rolling Fork, the county seat. Just before the train arrived a mob of 590 negroes over powered the sheriff and took the mur derer to the scene of his crime where he was hanged to a limb and his body filled with bullets. Hr. Gladstone's Illness Onlv Slight. London, March 13.—Mr. Gladstone Is confined to bed with a cold. He became indisposed while paying a visit to Hamp stead, about four miles from London on Saturday and was slightly feverish. On returning to Dowuiug street in the morning he immediately went to bed which is his usnal remedy for any indis position. A bulletin issued for public information says his iilntss is slight While her husband is ill In Downing street Mrs. Gladstone is recruiting from an attack of influenza at Hawarden. Populist measures In Kan-as. Topeka, Kan., March 13.—The Legis lature did not adjourn Saturday night The session lasted until 3 o'clock Sunday morning. Final adjournment will be had to day. Several important laws were passed. One makes it illegal to require a gold contract in notes, mort gages and other obligations and makes silver, as well as gold, a legal tender for a<I debts in Kansas. This is a populist measure. Desperate Suicidal Attempts. Marshall, Mich , March 13 — Sarafino Delcarlo, the demented Italian who shot Mr. Barter, of Charlotte, and Brak eman E. A Pember, on a Michigan Central train near Battle Creek, Thursday last, committed snicide in the county jail some time during last night by banging himself to the iron frame of the window. He had used the heavy bandage which bound bis dislocated shoulder. In Giving L'p the Steamship Naroulc. London, March IS.—A dispatch from Lisbon states that the mail steamer just arrived at Lisbon from the Azores brings no tidings of the missing White Star line steamer Naronic. Officials will not abandon hope until the arrival of the next two mails from the Azores, but the general opinion among shippers is that the Naronic is lost. Prompt Action Saves a Whole Town. Pottsvillb, Pa., March 13.—An im mense body of water which had accumu lated in an old abandoned mine on the mountain side above Yorkville, a mile west of here, burst its confines last night and did great damage to property in that borongb. Prompt action of the inhabitants in erecting barriers broke the force of the flood and saved the town. of town. "Ermine" Sold For S8.000. Danville, Ky. ; March 18.—A. B. Hutchins, of this city, has sold to A. H. Moore, of Philadelphia the black mare Ermine, 2 18^, by Playmouth, dam Fan. by Hugueiys Pilot. The price ha s not be made public but it is known to be more than $8,000. Ermine is seven years old aud is expected to trot much faster than her record this year. A Wholesale Murder Attempted. Chicago, March 13 — Z S, Kyes.of 0647 Maryland avenue, at 6 o'clock last night while iu a fit of drunken rage, shot his wife and a neighbor. Mrs. Mary Weir, and then tried to put a bullet into his own brain. It is thought that none of the shots will prove fatal. A Morning Firs Barns l'p 8100,000. Lynn, Mass., March 18.—The five story brick block 81 to 89 Central avenue, owned by tbe Central Investment Com pany was partially destroyed by fire this morning. Loss on building and contents estimated at $ 100 , 000 ; nearly covered by insurance. Ten Hurt in a Mine Explosion. Pittsbubo, March 13.—A Connells ville, Pa., special to the Leader say»: A mine explosion occurred at Whissett Coal Works near this place this morning. badly hurt. Five have from the mine and Ten men were been recovered brought to Connellaville. Latest Milwaukee beer on tap at Robelen*«, 108 West Seventh street. i TODAY AT PORT DEPOSIT The Mayor of Havre de Grace Tells of the Suffering There. THE WATER RECEDES SLOWLY. No Trains Bad Entered tlio Town l'p to Noon To-Day and the Mali* Were Very Few and Far Between—People Who Bave Lout Property and OtherwUe Suffered From the Freshets. Mayor 8 . E. Seneca of Havre de Grace, Md,. passed through this city on the 10.07 express train for Philadelphia this morning. The mayor, who owns wharf properties, at Havre de Grace, is one of the heaviest losers by the awful ice gorges and the freshets resulting there "We from in the Susquehanna river, have not experienced anything like it for eight years," said the mayor to an Evening Journal reporter, who ap proached him on the train to ascertain the latest news from the flooded districts at the mouth of the big river. "Before midnight on Saturday the water, before then very high, had risen 5* feet higher, submerging ail wharves and the bed of Water street, north of the P. , W. A B. railroad bridge. Fully $1,000 worth of damage was done in two hours. A heavy framework ex tending from the Breakwater In front of the draw bridge to the pier on which the draw is pivoted was jammed about six feet out of its place. It had no effect on the bridge or the draw, as the frame work was only used as a fender to keep vessels from striking the draw. At no time has the bridge been in the slightest danger. "The the water began to rise about 8 pm, mid was caused by a gorge on the flats below Havre de Grace. The water was at its height at 11 p. m ; it then began to fall, and to-night it is but two feet above ordinary high tide. The ice is rushing down the west side of the river at a lively pace. The eastern side from the north end of Garrett Island to near Port Deposit, is still blocked with heavy ice. The channel below Havre de Grace is choked clear toSpesulia Island, and the only outlet the ice has below here is over the flats The towpatb of the canal at the tumble dam, about two miles above here, is broken for a space of over sixty feet in length. "The tow-path is a strong causeway, built up of stone in the river from Lapi dam to Havre de Grace. The greatest damage done in Havre de Grace was to James Hopper's warehouse and coal wharf which suffered from the ice Cooiahan & Hogan's wharf aud fish house were damaged about $500. The firm was just getting ready to begin the spring fishing, bul the damage is not of such a nature as to retard their operations. C H. Masliu, lock tender of the Susquehanna aud Tidewater canal, whose residence is right on the canal, says the rise in the water there was within two feet of being as high as it was in the flood of March, 1875 "James Todd, while walking between Port Deposit ana Perryville, picked up a German carp fish weighing 15 pounds The flsb was forced out of the water by the ice " Disaster and Distress at Port Deposit. "What is the latest intelligence from Port Deposit?" asked the reporter. "W» understood, mayor, that there was great suffering aud fiuaucial loss there on Saturday. " "I did not go over to Port Deposit yesterday bat I learned this morning that it is completely submerged by the flood in the Susquehanna and the most Intense excitement aud anxiety prevails. On Saturday the water was high, cover ing the street almost from end to end and did not fall, as it has done every day since the ice began a month ago, At 7 p m. the ice began to move, while the wa'er, with a rash, rose ten feet, and all bouses on the lower side and many on the upper side of the street were flooded. Boats were seen everywhere moving people from their houses to places of safety. Hnge cakes of ice aud timber of every kind were floating about the street. The high water continued for half an hour, when it fell one or two feet to rise again to a height equal to what it was before. This slate of affairs continued for twenty-four hours and the streets are still submerged. "The ice is running on the Hrrford side, but is gorged on tha Cecil side. The gorge on the bar, three miles below, seems to be as strong as ever and tbere is only a very narrow channel through it. It is impossible to get any nearer the point of obstruction. point of obstruction. Ko Trains and Few Malls. "One end of the depot, which was de serted Friday night, was crushed in. All the fish sheds which line the river front are wrecked aud are floating down the river in thousands of pieces. J. H. Row land & Co.'a* lumber yard and planing mill have sustained serious damage. One large shed used for storage is ,a complete wreck aud another is seriously damaged. The large doors of the planing mill are broken, aud the ice and water aie pass ing through it. It is more than likely that the end of the building next to the river has been carried away, but it is im possible to get near enough to tell with any degree of certainty. | All the lumber of the firm is floating down stream aud the greater portion of it will be lost. "No trains have been run since Friday. One mail train succeeded in getting within a mile of the lower end of town Saturday. This was the only mail dur ing the day. The railroad track la covered fur two miles below Port Deposit and the loss sustained by the company is very heavy. Rock Run, where a passage way bad been cut for trains through the ice two weeks ago, is now filled in worse than ever." Those Whs Have Suffered. "Who are the chief sofferers,financially and otherwise, mayor?" "Well, as far as I know they are John M. Creswell, E. P. Brickley, Mrs. Jamar, John Baynes, Jesse Fox, O. M. Johnson, Frank Drugan, John Qeisler, John Wal ker, August Breauer, John Kause and others. The places of business flooded are as follows: Depot, office of McClena hau & Bro , E. P. Brickley, Robert Steb (rings, J. Frank Creswell, John E. Coul son, Adam Peeples, W. H. Carson, Cas per Morletn, office and lumber yard of the J. H. Rowland Manufacturing Com pany, fish aheds of E. P. Brickley, James McCullough and Oldham Si Williams. "The inhabitants of Port Deposit are completely tired out, many of them not having had any rest since Thursday. The report from up the river will keep them astir and anxious all night long. Yesterday seemed but little like Sunday. No services were held iu any of the churches. Some of the stores were open, supplying those with provisions who had to leave their homes without food. Reside the home talent many visiting photographers were on hand taking views, which will make interesting pictures when developed," "Ell Parkins'* Fights a Porter. Sr. Louts, March 13.—Melville D. I.audon, better known as Eli Perkins, was one of the passengers on a train leaving Chicago yesterday morning eu route to this city. Shortly after leaving Chicago Mr. Landou began a heated argu ment with the porter of the car. The porter resented the remarks of Mt. Lan don and in the fight which followed the noted lecturer was badly bruiaed and dis figured. On arriving here the porter was discharged. An Aged State Official Dead. Springfield, III, March 13.— Ozras M. Hatch, who was well-known iu Illinois a third of a century ago and who was twice secretary ef stale, died at his home here yesterday, aged 70. ARRIS STILL IN SUSPENSE, THE RECORDER WITHHOLDS HIS DE CISION FOR A NEW TRIAL. KTerybody Expected Tliut Carlyle Har ris*« raluful SuipeiiN« Would lie Ended This Morning—A Crowd AftHCinble« to Hear Ibe Result. New Yobk, March 13.—Everybody, with the possible exception of the recorder, himself, fully expected that Recorder Smyth would end Carlyle Harris' suspense this morning by giving his decision on the motion of Harris' counsel for a new trial. The recorder, however, did not come down to court this morning and it was announced that he would not give his decision to-day. Part III of General Sessions where the recorder sits was crowded early this morning by persons interested in the case. Harris was not there and It was said he would not be brought down from the Tombs Mrs. Harris visited Howe and Hummel's office early in the day. Sbe intended to wait there and hear the result by telephone. At 11 o'clock Judge Martine took the bench to the surpris - of the crowd. U was learned that he would presid- In the court until the UailUey murder trial -vhich was begun this morning, is finished District Attorney Nicoli said positively I hat the recorder's decision would not be announced to day. When questioned be said; "Harris has not a ghost of a chance for a nqw trial " Harris is much cast down over the un expected delay. A Telegraph Operator's Disappearance. The citizens of Marsbailton are much concerned over the disappearance of Frederick Bonlden. The young man was. until recently employed as an opera tor at West Junction for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Two weeks ago he left the residence of George Spicer, with whom he boarded, for his home in Vir giuia Not arriving at the expected time his parents became anxious, and on Friday evening his father and brother arrived at Marsbailton iu search of him No trace of young Bonlden can be found A Gang of Trespassers Arrested. Sergeants Wigglesworthand Howgate, and Officer Hatton, Detectives Witsll and MeVey and Dog Catcher Wirt cap tured John Russell, Peter Carroll, Horace Gather, Charles Delaney.Joseph Maloney. William Giles, Charles W. Conoway and Frank Richard yesterday, while holding n feast in Richardson's wood,at Glenrtcb They were brought to the city hall and charged with trespassing. a At all of for to Honte Committee View« Mlverhrook. A committee composed of members of the House of Representatives came to this city this morning for the purpose of viewing Mill Creek, at Bitverbrook, in order to determine upon a report to t he House as to whether or not that stream should be condemned and used hereafter as a sewer. Willard Sanlsbury, Jr, who is fighting against the condemnation accompanied the committee. accompanied the committee. Road Directors Meet. The directors and members of the Wilmington snd Christiana Turnpike Company met in the parlors of the Clayton House this morning The matter of re pairing and making roads was discussed. The members present were William Richardson, John Richardson, John Bringburst, George Simpson, H. O. Ban ning and J. W. H. Watson. For Epworth M. K. Clinrch. The Tennessee jubilee singers will give a sacred concert to morrow (Tuesday) night in the Sunday school room of Epworth Chureh, corner Tenth and Lombard streets. This troupe has been endorsed by Bishops Foss. Hurst aud other prominent Methodist preachers The doors will be opened at 7.30 and the concert commences at 8 p. m. Chimneys Condemned. Building Inspector Dohl condemned the chimneys of the houses No. 818, 03'*, 632 and 621 Windsor street, tlie pro perty of Robert McCall, and 020 and 028 Windsor street property of U. F. Dure. They were ordered to be torn down within five days. His "Great" Toe Is Probably Broken. Holten B. Y'arnall, fireman of the P., W. & B railroad fell over a rocking chair on Saturday evening, at his home, 1081 Lombard street, and is in serions doubt as to whether be broke a big toe or not, at least so a friend alleges. Tug Gardner B Reynolds Raised. The tug Gardner B. Reynolds, which was sunk off Reedy Island over a week ago by striking on tbe stone jetties, has been raised and taken to Hilimau'a boat yard, Philadelphia, where she will be repaired and put in condition for aervice. Farewell Sunday. The miniaters of the Methodist Epis copal churches In this city hade their congregations good bye yesterday in anticipation of being transferred to other charges by the annual conference which convenes at Middletown next Wednesday CONFERENCE WEEK. The Busy Season for Metho dists Everywhere. LOCAL 0HUR0HE8 0L03E THE YEAR. Program of Anniversaries to II« Cele brated This Week at Middleton a—The Afternoon hessian« of Conference. Would Not Consider the Call for n Canada Minister—Asbury and Borer'« Wlndlug-l T p. Every Methodist in Delaware is now looking forward with increasing interest to the session of the Wilmington Con ference,embracing all the M. E. Churches In De'aware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland uud Virginia—or Delmarvia peninsula. The preliminary sessions of the conference—such as class exam illa tions—begin to-night at Middletown, where this session will be held and the conference proper, with Bishop Merrill in the chair, begins at 9 o'clock on Wednes day morning. No such unpleasantness as characterized the last session which was held in Wilmington last March. March is always »busy month among Methodists ail over the country. It is the conference month and. as Bishop Andrews expressed it last year,the month of "appointments and disappointments." The conferences nearest to Baltimore are as follows: Baltimore Confér ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Hagerstown, Maryland, March 1, Bishop Newman, presiding; Virginia Conference, Roanoke, March 8 , Bishop Warren, presiding; Philadelphia Conference, Norristown, March 8 , Bishop Warren presiding; Central Pennsylvania, Bullefoute, March 15,, Bishop Warren, presiding; Wilmington Conference, Middletown, Del., March 15, Bishop Merrill, presiding; Newark Conference, probably at Jersey Fitzgerald, presiding, Delaware U is be a un of he on and City Bishop April 12; Dover, Conference, Bishop Walden, presiding, March 9 New Jersey Conference, at Meant Holly. March 22, Bishop Walden, presiding: New York Conference, at Tarrytowu, April 5, Bishop Walden, presiding Washington Conference,at Stauutoo,Va , March 8 , Bishop Andrews, presiding; East German Conference, at Buffalo, N. Y., April 12, Bishop Joyce presiding. ItdMjr Werkln Middletown. The busy week for Middletown Meth odists began at dawn this morning. On the evening before the opening of Con ference the anniversary of the Educa tional Society will be celebrated. The program of the other anniversaries is as follows: Wednesday evening. Church Extension Society ; Thursday afternoon, Woman's Foreign Missionary Societ y ; evening. Conference Missionary Society ; Friday afternoon. Woman's Rome Mls slouary Society ; evening, F.pworth League miss meeting; Saturday, afternoon, Conference Historical Society; Sunday afternoon. Temperance anniversary; evening, Veteran'« anniversary ; Monday afternoon, Memorial eervlces; evening, Sunday School Union and Tract Society. One Cull Nut Considered. A remarkable case iu the "high" or rattier high-toned Methodist Episcopal Churches was that which has troubled t he trustees aud effleial men of Mount Vernon Place M E Church, the aristo cratic Methodist Church of the south This church asked for the transfer of a famous minister from Canada official board of Mount Vernon Place Methodist Episcopal Church held a special meeting after the service yesler day morning and received a letter from Bishop Newman, who presided at the re cent session of the Baltimore Conference at Hagerstown. The letter had refer ence to t he case of Rev. John E. Lan celey of Toronto, Canada, who had been invited by the Mount Vernon Church to become its pastor, but who had been de nied admission to the conference. Bishop Newman said that the legal .difficulties in the way of Mr, Lauceley becoming pastor of Mount Vernon Church were in surmountable. The Bishop however, to transfer to the Conference and appoint as pastor of the church any Methodist Episcopal preacher whom the congregation would select Yesterday was the first Snnday after the conference and much regret was ex pressed by members of the Chureh at their inability to secure Mr. Lauceley's services. They and the official board, however, acquiesced in th« Bishop's The promised, Baltimore of to of in he who decision. In a paper which these officiais tin pared and forwarded to Mr. Lauceley,was the following paragraph: "The attitude of the conference in relation to an out side minister being called to the pastorate of the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Episcopal Church being wholly unex pected and out of harmony with previous practice, the difficulties of the existing situation could not have been foreseen." Winding l'p the Conference Year. The fourth quarterly conference of Asbury M. E. Ch irch was held on Satur day night. The following stewards were named for the ensuing conference year: J C. Johnson, John Wise, C, M. Leitch, William T. Groves, James E McKay. H. H. Ferguson, Charles F. Borduer, Lewia M. Maxwell, B. F. Leonard Harry L. Gray, William F. Macalin and Benjamin J. Downing Mr. Leitch was elected re cording steward and W. T. Groves dis trict steward. The following committees were ep pointed: Missions—John Wise, Alexander Bar ney, Matthew McQarvey, Mrs. S. P, Moore, Mr*. Jennie Fox. Church Ellen tion— T. B Uidgway, Thomas U Spence, John C. Wilson, Miss Ella M Marvel, Mrs. Lydia Futty Sunday Schools— Augustus Dennis, Charles Heold, Robert P. Garey, Mrs Carrie Groves, Annie Scott. Tracts— 80 I Lofland, Samuel H Lowe, Miss umim Man-field Hitchens, Mr«. Emma P. Cramer, Mrs, Ella Wilkins. Temperance —Robert F. Grubb, William C. Byrd, H H Ferguson. Mrs. Sarah J. Craw ford, Mrs. Julia A. Wingate Education —Charles F. Borduer, Miss Sallie Shaw, Mrs Maria Floyd, B. F Leonard. Freed man's Aid and Southern Education—J. U. Simms, A. M. Price, William Lodnum, Mrs. Sarah E. Porter, Mrs. Annie E Bawleigh. Church Records—Harry L Gray, Abner P Bailey, William Elliott Parsonage aud Furuiture— Ladies' Aid Society Church Music— Johu S Connelly, Robert G, Humphrey. Fletcher Deviulsh. Robert Wirt, Mrs. Maggie Everett, Mrs. Rebecca Stevenson O. Interesting Closing Exercises. Special Correspondence Evening Journal. Dotsb, March 18 .—-The conference year of Wesley M E, Church closed last evening, with a missionary anniversary by the Sunday School. The report of the Secretary, T. F, Dnnn was read ving the amount contributed by each | class last Sunday for missions, which amounted to $881 91, t wo of the classes giving nearly a hundred dollars each. Nathaniel Smithers, Jr., recited "The . Gospel Train." He I« a little fiveyear | old boy and hia recitation was one of the moat striking features of the pro gram. It was spoken in a clear, audible tone and expression was given to every line. James II. Hughes, Esq , was to have made the speech of the evening, but owing to a severe sore throat was pre vented from doing so. A solo very beautifully snug by Miss Mamie Lewis, •■Nearer to Thee," was greatly enjoyed. After a few remarks by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Murray, the doxology was suu and the meeting dismissed. The chare was filled to its full capacity and all seemed to enjoy the exercises. r I, DID IT WITH A LITTLE HU I John Appleby was arraigned in the I Municipal Court this morning on the I charge of cutting down a shade tree in I i lie yard of John Spring, at K.leventh and Church streets. Testimony proved I that, the act was malicious and Judge | Ball fined him $5 and costs. j William Heers, colored, was charged I with assault and battery on Mrs. A. I Wilson and Edward J. Riley, The pros I beating witnesses were not present and I the case was continued until to morrow morning. The prisoner was held iu $100 bail for hia appearance. I The cases of Claude Hilderman and Clarence Smith for policy writing, and tliat of William Johns, colored, for assault and battery, were continued until to morrow morning. Walter Lawrence was an unwilling witness against Charles F. Baker, whom tie had caused to bn arrested on Saturday , .lohn Appleby Cut a Tree for Neighbor and Was Fined for the Act This Morning. night for assault aud battery. Ho could "not remember at the present time," what happened. He was positive that ' in* prisoner in the dock was not the man whom be supposed had struck bim Owing to the loss of his memory and his opluion that, he was mistaken In the identity of the man, Baker was dismissed Re and Lawrence left the courtroom together, seemingly friends. arraigned before Magistrate Sasse this morning on the charge of larceny. De teethes MeVey and Wltsil arrested Mnllln last Thursday evening, and yes lerday Carroll was captured in the gang Tbey were charged with stealing »brass swivel from the , On as y ; ; THEY STOLE A BRASS SWIVEL. Detectives MeVey and Witsll Capture Two Mtmib«rn of a Tough (»ang. Thomas Mullin and Peter Carroll were nf trespassers who were feasting in Richardson's woods Philadelphia. AN iiailiigton and Baltimore railroad on March 1. which they sold to a pawnbroker The magistrate held 1 hem in $301) bail each for the Court of General Sessions. These young men are members of a gang of toughs that are loafers about the vicinity of Front and West streets and have been for a long time giving the police authorities trouble. Should they ho convicted, their presence will be missed in their old haunts much to t heir chagrin, but a relief to the residents. or a a re to de in in AMUSEMENTS. A Strong Attraction To-night. "Under the Lion's Paw," is the start ifngtiileofa melodrama which will be the attraction at the Grand Opera House this evening. The play deals with the fortunes of a villkin and the misfor tunes of a heroine, who, disguised like the Countess in "Don Ctesar de Bazan," marries a dissipated stranger to escape the disgrace that her guardian proposes to force upon her. This bad man la the proprietor of a circus, which carries the action of the play from a sen liment al opening at Long Branch to the quarters of the Royal Circus. at quarters Royal Cycling Corps With Local wheelmen. The Warren Athletic Club, at Ha meet ing to morrow night, will discuss the ai viability of establishing a cycle corpa in this city during the coming cycling The cyclers will be trained similar to the militiamen, after the style of the Cycling Club of Washington. Orders will be given by "toots" of a bugle. Should the matter be definitely settled, John 8 . Bertolette will act as bugler and H E. Pennell, who is familiar wiih modes of conduction, will be -the trainer. In all probability it will prove a novel and interesting departure among the local wheelmen. season. Thieves Rob a Market House. Thieves entered the market honte of S. N. Smelt z on King street, between! eight and nine on Frl 'ay evening and stole a quantity of apples and produce from one of the stall holders, and several pounds of meal aud butter from another. An entrance was effected by prying off a board at the back of the building. This board was placed over a sash out of which a large pane of glass was broken. The market was broken into about a month ago and of H. L. re several articles stolen. Mrs. John Gee la visiting friends In I'ldla delphla. ... . W M. Truitt of Milford was in this city yesterday afternoon. Dr. J. M. Twllley of Dover was In Wil mington this morning. Clement H. Lippincott, recently of Bristol, Pa. has removed to this city. George Peter.on of Middletown spent Sun day w tu friend-. In lids city. Mias Addle Macklln of this city bos retu rned from a visit to friend» in Philadelphia. '1 borna» Reeves Of Delaware City has re turned home from a visit to friends at Phœniwille. „ , hotsisa re* * - v Ha» Una »! Hoff man Umb£°W. a. Crosby, Broadway Central: a. L. Harber. Hotel Savory: H. Morse, v\ iudsor; and F. F. Slocum, St. Dents. I PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. -An entertainment under the anspicesof tlie l uliin M i:..'»unday school « 111 be unto lu Union I hurch 'X)-morro«r night. -Barge s .ngertlea of Philadelphia was found' red off Delaware Breakwater for sev-1 .ral dajs while in tow of atug. —Aualbletir exhibition «m given Inthe Academy of Mario or Saturday evening "1 the r «ineraUla Clno of .-oulh Wilmington. -Bishop Willi» R Nicholson nt the Re form, d Episcopal Church will preach and ad-1 minister rile rite of continuation In the I'buich of the Redeemer uu Sunday evetlug, Manm ». THE INVISIBLE FORCE. , ElCCtnC Railwa/ War at _ ___ W.-Ï. 0. IN THE SENATE TO-MOREOW Dover This Week. Wilmington A Kramlvwlne Springs Hen Willing to Have an Over-Grade aatf I'ader-Orade A muniment—Talk of a C'oiu promise With the Wilmington « New Caetle Company—Will the Rsaetn tlon Stand? Staff Correspondence Evening .Tournai. Dover, March 13.—The electric rail " a y Wl ' r w iH he on in earnest tills week, and the several sideskre pluming for the •'Rhi. The chief interest will centre im the fate of the charter of the Wilmlng HATCHET.I■ as the special order of business. I The promoters of the scheme olal-m five votes—Messrs. Pyle, Williams, Lacey, McMullin and Pilling. There are four men who insist on the overhead I bridge or undergrade amendment— I Speaker Houston, and Messrs. Wataon, I Records and Ross. It requires six vote« to pass an act of incorporation and I of the four men will have to be conciliated | or the amendment will stand as It j adopted. I There is some talk of a compromise, I but neither side seems to know what It I will be. The company asserts that It I cannot build an over-head bridge or tuunel at Water and Market streets and I the four adverse voters are opposed to I anything like a grade crossing. I The Wilmington-New Castle men say I that the fight between them and the WH I mington City Hallway Company is at I end and that the war Is now between them I I including | division, ■ 'll«' wmm u aud the P., W. & B Railroad Company, the directors of Delaware The four senators who demand the I amendment claim that their sole motive I Is to save life, and refer to the recent I grade crossing casualties to prove that ' I their demand is but Just aud proper, I The Wilmington aud Brandywine I Springs railway men are per I fsetiy willing to have such an amend I ment to their charter. The only places I at which overhead bridges would be neo | essary for their line are at Edge Moor and Flsmere They assert that the B h O road has overheard bridges which they can use. The Middletown and Odessa people have a heavy fight on their bauds. Some want the narrow guage charter, which was granted two jears ago, repealed, plie company wants It amended so that I electricity can be used. A new com WButs the franchies to run an | elsotrio Hue from one town to the other. Both companies want to use the fins pub 1 q 0 roa d leading from one point to the | ,,ther Influential citizens say that this J would ruin the road aud make it useless to I f ir d r l»l n g purposes as St Georges I hundred horses would never become of I accustomed to the csrs with which, as I ibe Chinaman savs, "tbere is no pushes, a | no pulloe.hut go like hellee allée aameo." be Are the Doors Closed? If the Ornerai Assembly lives np to the joint resolution recently adopted no new imsiuesH will be received after Wednes day. Notice must be given to-morrow and the bill introduced on Wednesday or the matter will be delayed for two years applied worn out, A lawyer could come to Dover ou the last dav and put iu enough editions notices to keep the Legislature going for a year. Later in the session bona fide bills were introduced under these fictitious titles and the title amended by a title committee. There is some talk of modifying the present reso lution t o apply to notices,but they must be genuine, sud not subject to amendment. In years gone by this prohibition only to notices, but this has be to ■ genuine, subject i Yonng Folks Enjoy Themselves, An enj b ,„ Bllrpri8e part was tPT1(lprp(1 fo*, lva Miller, at P b J home ,, 00 Eagt Eleventb 8treet • few evt)nlD tbe occasion of her fifteenth hirth day. The happy young folks enjoyed I themselves playing games and dancing until a late hour when they wore I ushered into the dining-room and a I splendid repast was served. Miss 1 Miller was the recipient of many gifts. I Among those present were: Misses lva I Miller, Helen Mash, Rosa Thompson, Gertie Holley, Anna Draper, Helen and a Mand Kilmer, Ella McCloskey, Addis Morris, Omah Dugan, Josephine' McKay, 1 May Ward, Messrs. Charles Price,Chari»» I Wilkins, Sherwood Thompson, Ray I Hart, William Mask, George McKay, I Robert and Addle Lang, Maxwell Jester, I Mr. Corvan, Mr. and Mrs. Lynam, Mrs. | Lang, Miss Lang, William Lang, Miss Lieua and Audrey Miller, L. Miller, Mr. Campbell, Mrs. McKay aud Mr. aud Mrs. Miller. Spirited Horses Ileoome Maddened» Two fine black horses attached to a carriage became frightened on West I street yesterday at noon and ran down that stieet across the railroads at Water I street into the entrance to the boatyard 0 f tbe n ar ) an an d Hollingsworth Com | pany. Here a post supporting the gates I w - aa b roken aud the carriage was badly damaged. The front wheels and the I tongue were smashed. The team was I the property of C. Truman Wallace, of No. 813 West Sixth street. Thismornlng a horse driven by William Jack and the property of W. C. Martin, ran away and I damaged the rear wheels of the open I vehicle In which he was riding. was riding. 1 8 I and Ingram aud asqnad of officers made a I raid on the supposed gambling den at I 107 East Water street, and succeeded in I arrestlnir the nmt.rUtore 1 ... . f T ^ £ r ' I Wertembury, James Commomlle and George Brown, all colored, and twenty seven other negroes. At tbe time they I were playing poker and "crap." Tbe * ele » preliminary hearing I yesterday morning and held ih $l,b0tl I bail each for a further hearing this even • Ing. * A Haid ou Gamblers. Captain Evans, Sergeants Chambers Alexander Interesting Servie«« at Epworth. Interesting services were held in the BPW Sunday school room of Epworth U I, _._i_ i_ .u . I u iS*™' 1° tke morning Terry, pastor of St. Paul'» It E. Church, preached to a large audience I The poator, Rev Isaac Jewell, PIWm1m£I9 ,, b « Ten inir service Revival aer«««. ® a .u g ' ^ followed the sermon, at which about ten p-rson» presented themselves at the ad-1 altar. There is a movement on foot ta I „ v , f t , « . , l P u >.chase a piano for the Sunday school 1 «Ri organize a first closa orchestra.