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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., TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1893.
ONE CENT.
Laui-'j
WITHOUT ANY WARNING
Doors of the Kansas Trust and
Banking House Closed. S
DEPOSITS TAKEN RIGHT ALONG
The Company Owns Thirty Thousand
Acres of Land in Kansas and 820,000
Worth of Real Estate—Ex-Senator In
galls, the President of the Concern a
Heavy Loser—Scores of Local Deposi
tors.
Atchison, Kan., March 14. —The
closing of the doors of the Kansas
Trust and Banking Company, of this
city at 7 o'clock last night has caused a
great sensation. An application for the
appointment of a receiver was filed in
the United States District Court at
Topeka by the eastern creditors of the
institution. Judge Foster named Free
land Tnfts of Kansas City, as receiver
and he at once came here and took
charge of affairs of the concern. The
liabilities of the bank are estimated at
$800,000 and the assets, so the officers
claim will fall not far short of that
amount.
The company owns 30,000 acres of
land in Kansas and $20,000 worth of
real estate in this city. £x-Senator John
J. Ingalls, the president of the concern,
loses about $10,000. R. M. Manley, vice
president and general manager loses about
$250,000 of his own and property belong
ing to the estate of his father, George
Maqley.
In the United States Court yesterday
Manley confessed judgment for the es
tate of his father to the amount of
$78,000. A confession of judgment was
also made by him as mauager to the
company to the amount of $10,000 Every
dollar that the Manievs possessed has
been lost in the crash. E. G. Armsby,
cashier of the company, loses $ 20,000
The company was organized in 1886,
with a capital of $100,000. The princi
pal part, if not all, the capital stock was
subscribed by ex Senator Ingalls, A. R.
Manley and the Manley estate, and E. G.
Armbys. The statement of the Manley
party is that the receivership is in the
interests of the holders of the obligations
of the company and will result in a
liquidation of all claims. The company
became slightly embarrassed over two
years ago, at the time when the best land
companies were compelled to succumb to
the general depression and was obliged to
borrow largely to meet immediate de
mands.
The concern loaned considerable money
three years ago, on Kansas property, at
boom figures and was compelled to fore
close in many instances without any
chance of realizing as much as had been
advanced on tho same. The bank was
also trustee for large amounts of money
that belonged on property in Central
and Western Kansas. Eastern creditors
who were given first mortgages are
amply recured.
There are many local depositors who
have from $500 to $1,000 on deposit in
the bank. It is said that the bank con
tinued to receive deposits np to the
hour of closing and there was not the
slightest intimation that the crash was
to come so soon.
GRAYES TURNED UP IN TIME.
A Man Who Wae Thought to be Dead
Appears Just In Time to Get a For
tune of Half a Million.
Huntington, Ind., March 14.—After
being thought dead for twenty years, a
man tamed np here yesterday to claim a
fortune that had been waiting its owner.
In 1872 John S. Graves went west. From
the time of his departure nothing was
heard of him. After ho had been gone
some time his relatives made an effort to
locate him but did not succeed. After
several years had elapsed without any
tidings, Graves was given up for dead.
Four years ago his uncle Jessie Griffith,
died a bachelor, Having $600.000. One
of the heirs was the missing John
Graves. Attorneys started a new hunt
for him and newspapers the country over
advertised for him. Over a hundred
persons answered claiming to be John
Graves, but in each case the fraud was
detected. Finally Graves was legally
presumed to be dead aud an administra
tor appointed upon the estate. The
property was all turned into cash.
Yesterday Graves appeared here after
an absence of twenty-one years. He had
not heard of his uncle's death. There
was no trouble in proving his identity.
He has been all over North and South
America in business and also as an
Indian teacher. He has of late resided
in Washington.
FORTUNATE SHERIFF'S POSSE.
In a Desperat* Battle They Kill Two
Desperudoes and Escape Unhurt.
Princeton, Mo., March 14— About
two weeks ago J. L. Morris and M. F.
Edwards, prisoners, who were confined
in jail at this place, charged with burg
lary escaped by cutting off the bars of
their cell. They were traced to Davis
county, Iowa, by Sheriff Lowry and
located at a farm house near Paris
station, and early Sunday morning the
sheriff with a posse surrounded the
house and demanded their surrender.
They were well armed and rushed from
tbe house, firing at the officers as they
went. The sheriff's men returned the
fire and a terrible battle ensued in which
Morris was instantly killed and Edwards
desperately wounded. The sheriff and
posse escaped unhurt.
The President Will Name an Eastern
Man
Washington, March 14—Western
congressmen who approached the Pres
ident to urge the claim of a Western
candidate for the office of Commissioner
of Pensions are authority for the state
ment that Mr. Cleveland informed them
that he had about determiued to appoint
an Eastern man to this position, and
that the office would have gone to Gen
eral Slocum, of New York, if his advanc
ing years had permitted him to under
take its onerous duties.
Death of a Wealthy Chickasaw.
Denison, Tex., March 14.—Frank
Colbert, the most illustrions and wealth
iest member of the Chickasaw tribe 0 1
Indians, died Sunday night!
HOBLEMAH MES IH A LOG HUT.
Dlflcowered By Indian
Territory Cattlemen Delirious and Dy
ing-Burled Near His Cabin*
Lord Herbert
Pakis, Tex., March 14.—Word comes
here from the Arbuckle Mountains of the
death of Lord Herbert, aa English noble
man. The last few years of his life were
spent under strange circumstances.
Some years since a man still in the
vigor and prime of manhood came with
out announcement into that portion of
the Indian territority. In an unfreqnented
spot he built a log hut. Day after day
be wandered about, bunting and fishing
In the country, the home and refuge for
many fugitives from justice, he was
looked upon with suspicion. One day to
a young man who mentioned these sus
picions to him, he stated that be was of
the British peerage and that at home lie
was known as "Lord Herbert." This
was told, and for three years he has been
known by that name.
Last week a party of cattlemen well
acquainted with the place and the habits
of the hermit, rode by and noticed his
horse standing by the fence whinnying
aud the dog lyiug in front of the door
whining piteously. One of the party got
down and went in and found the man
rolling and turning in his bed delirious
and dying. The next day he died and
the cattlemeu buried him near his cabin.
MINISTERS ASSEMBLING.
WHITE NECKTIES AND SILK HATS
ADORN MIDDLETOWN.
Bishop Merrill Will Arrive To-night to
Preside at the Wilmington Conference.
Class Examinations Now Going on.
Special Correspondence Evening Journal.
Middletown, March 14.— The town is
alive with preachers. They began to
arrive this morning. As a rule they
make a fine appearance. The session of
the Wilmington M. E. Conference,
which they are here to attend, promises
to be a most profitable event, with no
inflnence to disturb the harmony which
now prevails. The conditions which for
so long disturbed the peace and harmony
of the church have been removed and
everything is working smoothly.
Rev. Alfred Smith conducted revival
services in the lecture room of the
church, where conference will be held
last evening with good results.
The committees on examinations are
hard at their work this morning. The
committee to examine the candidates of
the first year consists of Revs. Adam
Steugle, J. A. Arters, R. T. Co ursey, J.
T. Vanburkalewj and R. L. Cochran;
Thompson, E. E.
S. Mace ;
Robert
second year, H S.
White, I. L. Wood and E.
third year, W. T. Valliant,
Watt, J. W. Easley and W. W. W
Wilson; fourth year. J. O. Sypherd, W
A. Wise, T. A H. O'Brien, E Ü. Atkins
and G. W. Burke.
About Bishop Merrill.
Bishop Merrill of Chicago, will preside
at the session. He is a presiding officer
of marked ability and from whose deci
sions an appeal is seldom made. The
bishop was born and raised in Ohio. At
the age of 17 he joined the Methodist
Church, and obtained a license as a
ireacher in 1845. The Indiana Anbury
Jnlversily confered upon him tho degree
of A. M. in 1864. He was elected a
delegate to the General Conference in
1868, in which body he took an active part
in debates. In 1872 he was elected a
bishop.
Bishop Merrill will arrive to night,
Middletown Church Matters.
At the last quarterly conference of the
M. E. Church here the following Board of
Stewards was elected: N. Burris, Henry
Clayton, Thomas Cavender, G. E. Hukill,
James Jarrell, R. B. McKee,J. E. Parker,
M B. Burris, J. H. Emerson, E. B. Rice,
William Taylor and J. W. Jolis.
a
a
Arresting Toughs for Murder.
St. Louis, March 14.— Shortly after
midnight Henry Kaiser, and Jacob
Holz, two toughs aged 24 and 23 years
respectively were arrested charged with
the murder of E. E Brown, the Chicago
St. Louis commission merchant, who
was beaten to death by foot-pads some
days ago and for whose murderers
rewards aggregating $3,000 have been
offered. The men were positively identi
fied by two colored men who saw the
murder committed. Later Charles Mc
Donald, another local tough, was brought
in and also identified by the two
negroes,
A Great Big Difference of 850,(103.
Washington, March 14 —During the
last session of Congress $37,000 was
appropriated with which to pay em
ployes of the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, aud to meet incidental ex
penses during the present fiscal year. It
has just been discovered that the en
grossed bill signed by the President only
contained the sum of $37. The clerical
error cannot be rectified until Congress
again convenes.
Treasury Agents' Important Arrest.
Washington, March
Treasury Department is advised of the
arrest in Boston bv special agents of the
Treasury Department,of Charles Febbins,
an employe of the Boston & Yarmouth
U. S. steamship line, charged,with smug
gling sulphonol and pheuaoetine. These
drags were sold to s number of Bostou
merchants. The arrest is regarded as
important and the results are expected to
be far reaching.
Destructive Fire iu London.
London, March 14.—A destructive fire
ocean ed to-day at Bootle, near Liverpool.
Two cotton ware houses belonging to the
Keene Company, the loss involved being
about £100,000. The cotton in the ware
houses belonged to Townsend, Wooley
& Co. In the course of the conflagration
a wall of one of the warehouses fell
blocking for some time the tracks of the
Midland railway.
A Defaulter Wants to Settle.
Toledo, O., March 14.—The supreme
officers of the Catholio Knights of
America met here yesterday. M. J.
O'Brien, the defaulting treasurer of the
organization, put in an appearance in
the afternoon. It is said that be comes
with a proposition of settlement and
there is evidence of it.
14. — The
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SATOLLI'S VISIT WEST.
To Try Causes at Kansas
City and Lincoln.
At the Latter Flaoe Ho Will Invoatlgate |
cum and hi» Priests—To •'Slink* ui>" |
St. Louis, March 14. —Further Infor- 1
matlon was received yesterday regarding I
the visit of Mgr. Satolll to the West,
1
causes at both Kansas City and Lincoln, I
Neb. He will go to one of these points
from St. Louis, whichever seems the
P^B^H^HHHH^VPnight
Kansas City, it is thought will be first |
visited after leaving here. There It Is
stated, he will take up the long compli I
cated and disagreeable controversy be
«r *ï tb " m rv "rt 0 "»
Bishop Hogan of Kansas City, which I
grew out of the suspension of Father |
Hines by the bishop half a dozen years j
ago for alleged insubordination and I
which Archbishop Kendrick has failed to I
settle. It will be remembered that
Father Hines laBt summer took his case
to Rome, but that no decision was given
Mgr. Satolll '8 business In Lincoln is
said to be an examination into the differ
ences between Bishop Bonacum aud bis
priests. The charges made by eight
prominent priests of the Lincoln see
against their bishop have keen brought
to the attention of his titular grace of
Lepanto and the information received
here states that, complaints have been
made by many other Lincoln prelates.
The see of Cheyenne, in which Bishop
Burke has been dissatisfied and from
which he asked a transfer to the see of
St. Joseph which is vacant, at the Suf
fragin council here last December will
also be examined into and, in short, the
whole arch diocese of St Louis is to be
given a thorough "shaking-up by the
papal delegate. Besides his secretary
and the recorder of his apostolic court,
Mgr. Satolli is to have with him two
doctors from the Catholic National Uni
versity at Washington, but it is not
stated who they are to be.
EXAMINING INTO CONTROVERSIES
the Differences Between Bishop Bona
the Whole Arch Diocese of St. Louis,
The information shows that Mgr. Sa
tolll has stated appointments for the
transaction of business and the trial of
most urgently iu need of his presence.
in the matter.
;
PiTTSDClio, March 14.—About 250
negroes from the south arrived at Brin
ton station yesterday. Colored laborers
will be given the 'first chance by the
Carnegie Company at all its works in
preference to foreigners who apply for
work. James Galey, general njanager
of the plant expects nearly 1,000 others
in »St. 1 ? on ÎÎV at. a. ,
This will mean that as soon as posai
ble all the Slavs will be dismissed There
are about 3,000 foreigners altogether.
HUNDREDS OF COLORED LABORERS.
They Arrive From the South to Enter
the Service of the Carnegie Company
as Soon as the Foreigners Can :Be Dls
rh urged.
been thought In this city that Russel
Sage of New York intended to remember I
his former home by gifts to the Rensse- |
John Shevnln Gets a llamlsom* Fee for |
RUSSELL SAGE'S BEQUESTS.
Remembers His Former Home by Hand
some Gifte to the Ueaeeelaer Institute.
Trot, N. Y., March 14.—It has long
laer Polytechnic Institute, and the Troy
Female Seminary,
already approved plans for a dormitory
which will cost $ 100,000 for tho female
seminary, work on which will be begun
in the spring.
It is now announced that he intends to
benefit the Rensselmr Polytechnic Insti
tute by giving a fund for the uses of that
institution, as the buildings are ample
for the purposes of the school. The
amount of that fund is only conjectural,
as Mr. Sage has not announced how much
It will be.
It is suggested by friends of the insti
tution that the seminary building be
named in honor of Mrs. Sage who is the
president of the alumni association and
that the institute fund be called the
"Russell Sage fund."
Mr. Sage has
CLAIMS FOR $78,000 ALLOWED.
Managing Bis Daughter's Property.
Denver, Col., March 14 —The claims j
of John Shevntn against the estate of his
" 77 .. * .
daughter, the Countess Cassell!, ^
$78,000 was allowed by a jury in the
county court yesterday. Tbe claim *» I
for services in managing the large estate
amounting to $500,000 for the past
twelve years. Miss Shevnln went to
Europe, remaining there several years
and there married Count Casselll. Fori
abont twelve years Mr. Shevnln had
charge of his daughter's property in
Denver, which is now valued at about
$500,000. I
Some of the testimony was to the
effect that the countess had agreed **®o
to give her father one half of the increase
in the value. Some of this property Is I
located in the best part of tbe city. I
Big Fire in the Monumental City#
Baltimore, March 14-The five story ,
building, comer of Wells and Light
streets, occupied by Matthai Ingram &
Co., for the manufacture of tin and ja- I
panned ware, was almost entirely des
troyed by fire this mprning with its
coutents. The fire is supposed to have
started in the engine room. Owing to
the Inflammable material In the building, I
the fire gained rapidly and in a short time
tbe entire structure was enveloped.
The loss is about $100,000 covered by in
sur An 0 *.
Mr. Gladstone Wisely Remains in Bed.
Mareh 14.—Sir Andrew
Gladstone's physician,
states that Mr. Gladstone has not got
influenza Mr. Gladstone has slept well,
Sir Andrew says, and is much better,
bat remafns in bed with a view to
recnDeration
recuperation.
Lon don,
Clarke, Mr.
Liverpool Firm Falla for *25,000.
London March 14-The failure is
posted in Liverpool of Bigland & Harvey
stock brokers, who operate largely in the
American market. The deficiency of as
sets is estimated at £25,000.
LOWBER'S SUSPICIOUS DEATH.
Ills Wife and Others of the Opinion
That lie Was Foully
Strange Inridentn Connected With the
Case.
limit With.
Coroner Kirk held an Inquest last
night on the body of Josoph Lowber,
who was found lying along the Philadel
phia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad
tracks, near Gordon Heights, on Sunday.
Mrs. Maria Lowber, wife of the dead
man, stated that her husband left home
a bout 0 o'clock on Saturday night., ap
parently in good spirits, saying that he
was going to get shaved. She did not
8ee b i m again until his body was brought
home,
money in his possession when he left
home.
George Young saw Lowber in Fehlen
bach's saloon, at Fourth aud French
streets, about 9 o'clock on Saturday
night. He had a cane and hat at the
time, but theso were not found near his
body on Sunday.
The jury adjourned until to-morrow
iu order t<> ascertain what has
become 0 f tbe bal aml
city that
Uts wife expressed that belief before the

j u b | g cbar g e and often coiuplaiued
about them.
It would be impossible for him to have
walked up the railroad to where be was
found on such a dark night as Saturday
without having fallen through one of tho
bridges. The opiulons of Coroner Kirk
aud Detectivs Jones are that he must
have walked out Market street, over the
| bridge to Shellpot, then to Edgemoor.and
| from there up the railroad track,
I off a passing train, but that theory has
I been exploded.
I He was found lying between the north
and Bouth bound tracks, anil may have
I been struck by atraln, but the abseuce
I of his hat and .cane make this hardly
I likely.
I Home Interesting facts will be brought
I out before the coroner's jury summoned
I for to morrow night. Several witnesses,
I who it is hoped, will throw some ljght on
1 the mystery, will testify,
I
Her husband had but little
cane.
y la prevalent throughout the
Lowber was foully dealt with
A theor
It was first thought that he had fallen
PRODUCE MEN'S HARVEST BEGINS.
an
Th* Markst» Are Gradually Filling
With Spring Fruits and Produce From
the Sunny South and From Hot
houses.
"How are the prices in the produce
HneT" asked a reporter of & commission
merchant yesterday.
Fruits are just beginning to come in.
We fellows will be in the midst of the
harvest in about another mouth. Apples
are plentiful ,and good quality.
York and Massachusetts raised fruit of
this variety is in demand, and sell from
I $3 to $4 per bsrrel. Canadian raised are
1 bringing $3 60 to $4. -
Florida oranges are bringing $2.23 to
CMe ' * nd hl « h these
I L., a caae
T ' Potatoes are gU11 big!l| at $1 to $1 15
I wb j| e sweet potatoes arn 80 to
I cen ts a basket for firsts and 50 cents
I for seconds. There are just enough
I on j ons \ n the markets to supply the
demand They sell from $8.75 to $4
I per barrel."
Another dealer who was well supplied
with fish, oysters, eggs and butter, said
the fish market was begiuniug to brisk
up. The few that are in tho market now
were coming from below the Chesapeake
bay. A few shad, which were caught in
tbe wat ers bordering North Carolina,
I baTe made their appearance. A week
| more of the weather like yesterday will
fill the markets.
Large herring arrived on Saturday,
and the few of them were easily sold.
Now that oysters are gradually getting
oat of season clams are in demand,
culled oysters are low in price and sell
slowly.
Prices were quoted as follows : Oysters,
culled $3.50 to $3 per barrel; clams. 8 U
to 35 cents per 100; shad $10 to $80 per
100; herring. $1 50 to $1.75 per 100;
rock fish, 8 to 12 cents per pound ; pike,
7 to 9 ceuts; white perch, 7 to 0 cents;
yellow perch, 5 to 7 cents.
Butter sud eggs have "tumbled" and
risen in prices several times within the
past three months. The prevailing
prices are: Butter, creamery, 28 and 29
cents; farmers', 28 to 25; eggs, 20 to 21 a
dozen.
The retail produce market is brighten
ing up iu company with the wholesalers
Southern vegetables are coming in
| freely. The dealers expect more in this
week and say a good market is waiting
Florida pineapples
New
ft
Lemons are worth $2.25 to
j for all that arrive,
have just put in their »PP^rance
King street They sell readily from JO
t0 25 eeuts eacb . Cocoanuts aro selling
from 5 to jo cents; oranges, all the way
I f rom 12 to 80 cents a dozen ; bananas, 15
to <jq centg . lemons, 12 to 15. New cab
b ts com j llg j n and peas will be jk long
The Dental Company to Exhibit,
Mayor Stausbury J. Willey returned
f rom a trip to Chicago yesterday. He
8Uccee ded in securing space in the In
I dustrial Arts building of the World's
p a { r f or tbe exhibit of the Wilmington
D eu tal Manufacturing Company. Del
aware w j[[ hg W ell represented at the
I com i U g exposition, he says,
I --—
..h
in a few days.
Revenge for Bad Treatment.
Madison, Ind., March 14. — The
, u surrounding the poisoning of
Po8S family has been solved in a
measure. It is now generally believed
I „ _ . , .
that Eva Ross poisoned herself, and then
put arsenic In the coffee. 1 he girl, it is
said, supported the entire family, and
wa8 no t we n treated by them. She grew
I t ) re( j D f nf g a nd took revenge upon her
ve i a tives before killing herself. Albert
I Rogg die( j ye 8 terday, making the third
| death in the f am ii y .
Assaulted by a Follce Officer.
, A warrant has been issued by Magls
I t ra te Smith for the arrest of Police
officer James F. Hershoek. He is
charged with having kuocked down John
I Coyle, No. 1007 Elm Btreet, with his club
unjustly. It appears that Coyle had
to committed some breach of the peace and
the officer was Instructed to arrest him
| ^ ^ ^ he the club
is Local Graphic and u. * o. R. R.
The Baltimore ud Ohio Railroad are
now selling round trip tickets to Phila
delphia with six mouths subscription to
I Local Graphic for $1.2o.
OILS MADE A BIG BLAZE
Bradford's Paint Works Badly
Damaged ay Fire and Smoke.
CONQUERED BY BRAVE FIREMEN
James Bradford Company's HI* Plant
Damaged to the Extent of 835,001) by
a Eire Which Started Mysteriously,
firemen Buttle Savagely With
l-'lames—Tho Estimated Loss 8:13,000.
the
Fire this morning Iu the building occu
pied by the James Bradford Company, on
East Third etreet, kept the Fire Depart
ment busy fer several hours and did
$35 ,000 worth of damage to building
aud stock.
Shortly before 4 o'clock Patrolman
Edward Gam saw smoke issuing from
the top floor windows aud sent in an
alarm from box 61. Third and King
Btreets. Chief Shields and Second As
sistant Cloud s*nt In a second and
a third alarm, respectively, within
hnlfan-honr of the fire h discovery and
every company responded promptly aud
worked with a will to save the building
from destruction.
Hampered by Overhead Wire».
Though much hampered by overhead
wires the work of the firemen waa com
mendable. While many streams of water
were being dashed into the blaze each
company was sent back, singly, after
extra reels of hose which when brought
Into play added materially to the attack
ing force
The few witnesses of the fire when It
first gained notice swelled into a large
crowd at 0 o'clock and at 7.45 when the
flames were extinguished Market and
King attests were lined with people.
No Explosives In the Building.
Reporte were circulated to the effect
that sufficient quantities of naphtha,
benzine and other explosives were stored
In the building to shake the city, aud
those who believed the rumors placed a
safe distance between themselves and
the fire. It was afterward ascertained
that the explosives were safely stored in
the King street alley.
The Oils Make a Fierce Fire.
The inflammable stock burned fiercely.
The flames shot high into tho air with
an ominously roaring sound aud spiral
clouds of heavy smoke poured out of every
window. Thé King street market bouse
aud other bnildlugs in the vicinity were
threatened at one time, but the watchful
care of a few firemen saved them from
further damage than a scorching.
Crowds at the llulna.
Fire Hues kept the crowd confined to
King and Market streets nntil 0 o'clock
at which time the flames had been re
dncod to a few smoking embers
morbidly curions crowd
about the building
the morning. Ropes were placed
the sidewalk iu front of the build
hun
a
ft
idly
across
lug but they were disregarded by the
crowd which peered through the smoked
windows at the damage water and fire
bad wrought.
The Loss Abont «85,0(10.
Mr. Bradford said, this morning, that
while nothing could be definitely known
at the time, he thought that the damage
would amount to $35.000, $10,00,of which
would cover tho loss on tbe bnildiag.
Tho loss was fully covered by insurance,
he said. He did not know to what extent
the stock hao been damaged but thought
that the wreck was pretty complete
could say nothing regarding resumption
of business.
He
The Origin Unknown.
The origin of the fire is unknown. A
report gained credence that it was
the work of an incendiary.
At the Police Department the
the officers refused to say anything be
yond the fact that the report is being in
vestigated. Mr. Bradford, when asked
his opinion of the rumor, considered it
improbable that such should be the case.
When Chief Shields was on his way to
the tire he found Captain Evans sending
alarm from box
and Shipley streets.
The captain said
give the second alarm,
plained to him that by the new method it
impossible for anyone to send In a
second or third alarm except the chief
aud assistants.
Mr. Shields, in speaking of the matter
this morning said ta a reporter:
"The people do not understand tho
régulât ions for striking the alarm. All
that Is necessary is to to pull the alarm
A second or third alarm, when
needed, will be sent in by officers
Deparptmeut. By
citizens or any others pulling the box
two or three times they can accomplish
nothing as tbe ten blows necessary to
bring out the other companies the
second time can only be sent in
by the officers who aro supplied with
keys to go inside the boxes. The ten
taps bave to be sounded from the inside
to which only the Fire Department offl
cers have access with their keys.
The insurance on building amounts to
$5,000 and on stock $12,805. A number
of policies would have expired to day.
.
in
an
at Second
he was going to
The chief ex
WIIN
once.
of the Fire
A BAND OF THIEVES CAUGHT
Redbandcd With Their Booty Already
to he Disposed of—A Preacher us a
Det ective.
By Telephone to the Evening Journal.
Christiana, March 14—Thieves have
been infesting the rural portions of New
Castle county during the past three or
four months, aud the chicken coops of
the residents iu the vicinity of this place
havo suffered severely.
On Sunday evening the chicken coop of
Rev. Theodore Elswald, M. E.
minister here, was robbed of sixteen fine
large fowls. Suspicion at once pointed
toward William Brown, colored. A
search warrant was sworn out yesterday
and his house was searched.
The search proved successful and
live poultry
in all parts
Dressed chickens
were also discovered, while feathers were
scattered everywhere about tbe dingy
old tenement house in which Brown
T ,ted '"1 W I M
jail at New^Castle. Brown escape*i .ana
detectlveB are now looking for him.
bag after bag of
were found hidden
of the honse.
PUGILIST JACKSON AGREES.
The Negro Fighter Accepts Corbett's
Challenge and Will Go Into Tratutng at
the Ringside*
San Francisco, March 14.--Peter
Jackson yesterday sont a letter to Jim
Corbett in whioh he calls attention to
Corbett's recent reply to his challenge In
which Corbett said that If Mitchell did
not appear at the ringside on the day
of the light next December that Jackson
could take his place.
Jackson then declares that this
proposition looks like a bluff, but he ac
cepts on the following terms; Both Cor
bett and Jackson to deposit $0,000,
Jackson to cancel his theatrical engage
ment three months previous to the date
of the Corbett Mitchell tight, go into
training at the ringside at that date;
then If Mitchell does not appear Jackson
will bet $ 10,000 and all the purse that he
can defeat Corbett.
If Mitchell should appear, Corbett to
forfeit the $5,000 for Jackson's loss of
time and training expenses, and Jackson
to forfeit the $5,000 should he himself
fail to appear at the ringside.
Parson Davies, Jackson's manager and
backer, slates that Jackson will fight
Corbett, for $10,000 a side without any
purse if necessary.
0 CHANGE THEIR SALARIES.
PLANS TO INCREASE AND FIX
THE JUDICIARY SALARIES.
An Opinion Now That tho Chief Justice
Will Either Bn Attorney-Oeneral John
K. Nleholson of Kent or Hon. William
O. «prnance of New Castle—Can Call
Special Sessions.
There is a movement on foot at Dover
to increase the salaries of the judges
aud do uway with tho $5 allowance for
every day a judge sits outside bis own
county. It is asserted here that if
Governor .Reynolds should appoint a
New Castle county man chief justice the
associate jndg
money than th
county has longer sessions of court than
both the lower counties. The chief
justice receives $3.001) and the associates
$2.700 and the friends of the Increased
aud fixed salaries say that tho associates
would get several hundred dollars move
than the New Castle chief justice.
But little is said at tho state capital In
regard to the new chief justice. One
legislator said that the mau who oouid
fathom the depths of the governor's In
tentions must have a very long line.
Attorney-General John R. Nicholson,
is the ouly Kent county man seriously
spoken of A man who 1 b very near to
Lewis C. Vandegrift, the well nowu New
Castle county lawyer,says that he thinks
Ur. Vandegrift can get the honor if he
wants It. ; hut that lie dors not want, It.
In order to take it Mr. Vaudegrlft would
have to relinquish a practice of more than
twice as much as the chief justiceship
pays. He appreciates tho honor, but he
may not be ready to make such a sacri
fice In the heydey of his legal profession.
The same authority stat>s that he Is
favorable to the appointment of Hon.
William C. Sprnance and commends the
Evening Jogunai. for the stand It has
taken in the mat ter. He thinks that the
appointment of Mr. Spruauco would give
great strength to the, bench aud confi
dence to the bar.
es would receive more
e chief, as the upper
Special Sessions of the Courts.
An act In relation to special sessions
of courts of justice will be Introduced
In the House to-day or to morrow. It
provides that the chancellor may, when
ever a majority of the members of the
Court of Errors and Appeals shall deem
It expedient, call a special session of the
court to meet at Dover upon such notice
as he shall prescribe.
In writing, filed with the clerk of the
court and by him entered on the record.
At such special session the conrt shall
have power to transact any aud all busi
ness which It might lawfully entertain
at any regular session thereof.
The chief justice is authorized to call
a special session of the Superior Court in
any county whenever a majority of the
members shall deem it expedient. The
nail shall be sent through the prothono
tary and entered npon the records. At
such special sessions the court shall
have cognizance of such business only as
the chief justice shall designate in the
call for the special session.
It shall be lawful, at auy time in
vacation, for a petition for a mandamus
to be filed in the office of the prothouo
tury of the Superior Court of any connty,
and the petition shall be immediately
transmitted by the prolhonotary to the
chief jnstice of the state. If it shall
appear that the matters contained In the
petition and affidavits accompanying the
same ought to be heard and determined
before the time of the next regular ses
sion of the court, it shall be lawful for
the chief justice to award a rule to show
cause why a mandamus shall not be
lasoed, and to make the rule returnable
at a special session of the conrt, to be
called as above provided.
Such call shall bo
A State Creamery Association.
Tbe proprietors of the creameries
throughout the state will meet at Smyrna
on Thursday In order to establish a State
Creamery Association. A representation
of eacli creamery Is expected tobe present,
tn order that matters which concern
these manufacturers may be thoroughly
discussed.
a
or
of
of
E.
A
Spicer. aged 7* years, died
| a g 0 the reaideuce of Simon Chase«
j üi 9 Windsor atreet, yesterday afternoon,
PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS.
Mrs. E. L. Hubbard is on a visit to
Chicago
John M. Lynch of this city. Is in Philadel
phia to-day.
Mrs. W. HsrryB. Maxwell Is spending a
few dais with friends in Chester.
Frank N. Lang of the Baltimore Herald,
ts In Wilmington visiting friends.
C. H. Blaine, proprietor of ilie Wilmington
Cornice Works 1» in Delmar to-day.
Mrs. D. Warren Wilson has returned to lier
home in tills elty, from a visit to li*r parents
at Elkton
Harry W. McIntyre, formerly city editor
of tbe Evening Jouhnai, It is said, will
aliortly wed a Miss Percivah daughter of
the well-known! Philadelphia jeweler.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
-Mrs. Elizabeth Wills, need 89 years,died
of old age at her home 013 \\ eat atroet yester
day.
—A dove, the property of Mrs. D. Hayee
of C17 Madison street, died a few days ago,
BIGWEEK'SWORKBEGUN
Legislators Assemble at Dover
and Settle Down to Business.
ME. HABRIMTOF'S BROTHER- DEAD.
William Harrington Meets Heath In a
Mine-Judge Hall Speak* for th* Tramp
Law —Regarding llnlldlna Loans and
Legacies— Levy Coart Attorney Rodney
Ilrings Down Several Bills.
Staff CorrestKindence Evening Journal.
Dovkb, March 14.—Another Monday
and no work done for want of
a quorum.
1 he only senator present was Mr. Pyie,
At precisely 5 o'clock the gavel fell'
Clerk Hardcaetle called the roll and the
Wilmington man adjourned the
house uutil 11 o'clock to day.
For .all j practical
were
npper
purpose, matter*
no better iu the House. Speaker
Whiteman, Representatives Whittock,
Harrington, Saulsbury, Armstrong,
Lynch, Kenney and Hickman were the
only ones proeent. Five of the members
were in .Wilmington inspecting Silver
brook. Speaker Whiteman deferred
calling the House until 7.80 o'clock, in
tho hopes that more members would be
here, lie only found matters worse, for
Messrs. Armstrong, Lynch aud Kenney
were missing. The names of all present
at. 2 o'clock were entered on the journal
and the lower branch adjourned nntil 10
o'clock to-morrow.
Relief for Associations.
Representative Whiteman brought
witli him a supplement to the act con
cerning private corporations, passed at
Dover, March 14, 1888. It provides that
the certificate of incorporation of build
ing or building aud loan associations to
be created under the act to which this i*
a supplement, shall not be required to
state an amount of the capital stock to
he paid in before commencing business,
ami no percentage of the stock shall be
required to be paid in before the associa
tion shall he organized aud commence
business.
Whenever any one of the corporator«
named in the certificate of incorporation
to bo tiled, or any corporator named in
in auy act of incorporation heretofore or
hereafter passed iu this state or auy
commissioner appointed in any such act
of incorporation to take subscription«
for capital stock shall have died before
the organization of Buch a corporation,
then the powers vested in such corpora
tors or commissioners shall thereafter be
vested in the Burvivor of suoh corpora
tors or commissioners.
Beat the Tax Commission.
J. Alexander Fulton et al., will pre
sent a bill to equalize taxation.
Wednesday, Representative Saulsbury
will introduce a bill drawn by order of
the Farmer's Institute of Kent County.
It is not in hand; but, If the announced
views of the institute go for anything,
It will prove that stock; bonds, and
other interest bearing securities, as well
as personal property shill be taxed to
relieve the strain on realty.
The State Tax Commission will pre
sent Its report the latter part of this
week. The last meeting will be held on
Thursday at which time the printed
report will be presented and examined.
If fouud satisfactory It will be sent to
the Geueral Assembly where It will
probably be referred to a special
uiittee with power to report by bill or
otherwise. The report will be a review
of the workings of the tax systems in
vogue in other states. It will be volum
iuous and au E. L. Martin report In
many particulars, as he drew it and has
amended it since the last meeting of the
commission.
on
eom
Killed by a Blast.
Represent ative Hezeltiah Harrington
received quite a shock last eveuiug when
he received the following telegram:
"Crittenden, Arizona, March 13,
"H. Harrington, ,
"Capitol Hotel, Dover.
"William Harrington was killed by a
blast to day. Will write.
"A. Perry."
William Harrington was a son of
Henry W., and Elizabeth Harrington,
of Harrington, Kent county, and a
brother of Representative Harrington.
ll>- was 48 years old aud unmarried.
The deceased was born near Harring
ton. In 1800, when only 21 years old he
went West and located In Norada, being
in tbe employ of the Central Pacific
Railroad Company as engineer.
Iu 1876 he went to Harshaw, Arizona,
and engaged in silver miDÎDg. He made
two or three fortunes aud lost them
through speculation; but, being a man of
indomitable pluck, he was in a fair way
to make another, when a premature blast
in Ills mine put an end to his life.
Mr. Harrington was well-known in the
lower part of the county. He visited
his parents in 1876 aud 1886 and renewed
the acquaintance of his youthful days.
Representative Harrington went ta
Harrington at 1 o'clock thiB mnrnixg to
break the news to the family. It is not
thought that the body will be brought
East for interment.
The Question of Repeal.
"What do you think of the proposition
to repeal the law providing the stone pile
for prisoners incarcerated for vagraucy
in New Castle county?" asked yonr
respondent of Judge Ball, the father of
the law
"The people of New Castle county
can't afford to go back to the old system
of furnishing a loafing and lounging
place for the tramps and prisoner«
put at work on the stone pile," he said.
"Do you think it has reduced the
number of tramp 6 ?"
"Yes; $1,500 has been saved in the feed
bill alone. This is due to a reduced
number of prisoner«. Railroad men and
f ai mers have told me that they have not
had one tramp where they had twenty
before."
"Senator Pyle makes the proposition
to bave the prisoners kept in barrack«
at the quarry. What do you think of
that?" s
"At the present time the county gets
the stone, delivered on the wharf at New
Castle, for 80 cents a ton.
1
i
il" w
to
a
of
■ NowM^H
quarry, build barracks, employ guards,
etc., aud see which plan is the cheaper.
The whole fault is that the cqnutv did
not properly utilize that stone. If'that
had been doue they would have
something for the work."
eeen
Regarding Lapsed Legacies.
It is proposed to abolish the
law In
present
relation to lapsed Ug eéà s frJ
Lapsed legacies occur in casee where the
Continued on Third rag«.

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