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1 ■ Evening Journal.
The EVENING JOURNAL the live advertiser's medlmp, cir culates among the masses. The EVENING JOURNAL con tains all the local news, and full telegraphic reports. ONE CENT. WILMINGTON, DEL., TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1893. SIXTH YEAR. BRIGGS STILL TALKING. The Defendant Resumed His Argument at 9.50 This Morning DIÖPOSING OF THE OVERTURES I _ I the Original Scripture* of the old and I itelng immediately I Washington, May SO.—One of the I laity. Elder Ketcbum, of New York, con ducted religious exeiclses at the opening of the Presbyterian General Assembly this morning. At 9.30 Moderator Craig I opened the business [session with prayer, aud the minutes of yesterday's proceed- 1 imrs were read and annroved p , r. ,,, 1 Dr. Young, chairman [of the Commltte on Bills and Overtures, reported that the committee requested that the answers to I the overtures regarding the deliverance of the assembly of 1892 upon the inspir | ation of the Bible, made last Saturday, be returned to the committee. This was New Testament* Inspired By God. Were Without Error. ordered and then Dr, Young presented a substitute. This, he said, was the unanimous expression of the seventeen members of the committee present, the I largest number at any meeting yet held. It reads: "In answer to the overtures from the Presbyteries of Newark and St. Louis and the memorial of a large number— more than 300—of the elders, deacons and members of the Presbyterian church I with reference to the deliverance of the I Portland Assembly on,the inspiration of I Holy Scripture we would recommend the 1 following ; "This general assembly reaffirms the overture of the deliverance of the as sembly of 1892 touching the inspiration of Holy Scripture, viz: original scriptures of the Old and New Testament, being immediately inspired of God, were without error; and in so do Ing, declares that the said deliverance enunciates no new doctrine and imposes no new test of orthodoxy, but interprets and gives expressien to what has always been the belief of the church taught in the Westminster confession of taith " This report was received and given the place on the docket occnpied by the one for which it was substituted, the That the Hostile** After the Hrlgg* Case. second special order after the Briggs case shall have been disposed of. On motion of Rev. Charles L. Thomp son, of New York, the reports of the committees on church unity and church co operation were made the first special order; and on motion of Stated Clerk Roberts, the reports of the committee on records of the synods, temperance, and canvassing the votes upon the overtures of 1892 were given places succeeding on the docket. Report of the Committee on the Church at Home and Abroad, (tho church's mis siouary organ) was approved and the Rev. W. C. Magner, of Ml. Morris, Ill., called the attention of the assembly to the fact that, this was Decoration Day and gave notice that he would ask the moderator at some convenient point in the proceedings t«r entertain a motion that fifteen minutes be given to au ap propriate recognition of the day, by the singing of «national bvmn a prayer or remarks. " The moderator said he would bear in recommendations of the committee adopted. Observance of Memorial Day. mind the suggestion and then convened the assembly as a court in the words of the form of government announcing "that the body is about to pass to the consideration of the business assigned for trial and, to enjoin on the members to recollect and regard their high char acter as judges of a court of Jesus Christ and the solemn duty in which they are about to act. " Tbe Accused Man Resumes. Dr. Briggs then at 9.50 resumed his argument in defence of the charges made against him. LEADING G. A. R. MAN CRITICALLY ILL. __ Colonel Root* is the Wealthiest Man in Arkansas and Well Known—III* Con He was dltion Couaidered Alarming. Little Rock, Ark., May 30.— Colonel Logan H. Roots is critically ill. atricken with malarial fever three days ago and has been steadily growing worse until lost night, when hls condition was considered alarming. His nervous system is shattered and be is delirious at times. He is commander of the state G. A. R., an ex member of Congress and has been a leading Republican politician for thirty years. He Is at present vice-president of the National League of Republican Clubs, having been elected at the convention recently assembled In Louisville. Colonel Roots is the wealthiest man Arkansas and Is well known as a finan c ' er - He Orders Three Important Government Frlsouers Released From Durance Vile PRESIDENT' CLEVELAND PARDONS. In the We*». Washington, May 30.—The President has pardoned Henry W. Donnell, Oklahoma, sentenced to one year's, im prisonment in Minnesota and $10 fine and costs for perjury. The action taken in order to restore the rights citizenship of Donnell and in the interests of justice as his testimony is needed "a p e a r rdon 8e has' 0 al S 8o been granted August Swebson of our Utah sentenced the latter case the prisoner paying the United States $50 and costs of prose cution. to one year's imprisonment for adultery, and to Jnlius Hess of Illinois fined $1,000 for violation of contract labor laws SECOND DIVIDEND FOR CREDITORS .»on HoLLiDAvenuRO, Pa May 80.-A. Stevens, assignee of the Tyrone its ' doors y o r ne" y«r ago, paying creditors of tho concern a second dividend of 15 per cent. Creditors have far received 40 per cent of their A. 8 t 0 v$oi. Aiaignce. Taylng a 8 «cund Dividend of 15 Per Cent. so clalois. TÏE ™ E S » EKH ™ In the Suit of the Catholic Knight* of America to Kecovor *50,000 From ; Their Defaulting Treasurer'* lloudsmen Chattanooga, Tenu., May lit).—In the Federal Court yesterday morning the sult of tlj e Ca tho110 Kui B hta ot America against the IFidelity and Casualty Com f au Uing supreme treasurer of the order and the suit is for $50,000, their liabili ties on the bond. The only sensation developed was when a call was made for O'Brien's books several boxes were produced covering g* °t h elast' two of"the'eT bezzler ' 8 encnmbeucy. It developed that the books for the last two years when the shortage oc curred had been burned in a railroad wreck in Alabama while en route from tbe headquarters of the Supreme Council ^ chatt ,f nooga . This caused great sur prige an( j wi u change the whole line of the case for the defense, ____ ANOTHER KANSAS SCHEME. on POPULIST LEADER'S PLAN TO DO AWAY WITH MONEY. will Establish Exchanges In Different lag, at one time one of the leaders of the Populist party Is the originator of a ecbeme whereby he hopes to do away the exchanges, The farmer can also deposit his u oney ""h the exchange and checks will be loaned secured by collateral without I interest. , , . Su <* ,aa »Jready been established at Bennington, Kan., and a second one will be in operation at I Topeka The exchange at Bennington I has in stock seven tnousaud dollars I worth pf goods. Part* of tho State to Take the Place* of the Ordinary Store*-One Now In Operation at Dennlngton. Topeka, Kan., May 30.—Cyrus Corn with money and its attendant evils." This plan is to establish exchanges in different parts of the state to take tho place of the ordinary store where the purchaser can trade whatever commo dity he has for whatever he wants in the store's stock or can take checks in ex change, which will be honored at any of j No Abatement In the Bush and Rise of again threatening destructive work in I the Prairie Dupont district In the violn ity of Ettst Carondolet, III The rise of I the Mississippi is remarkable, and a large 1> u ' . I section of lowland lying between lush | Lake and the river, is submerged. The farmers fear that their crops will be mined. They planted just after the recent overflow and now they are again | fftce ,i witb tbe prospects of a washout, I gained considerable height. Tbe rock I road, which is being repaired from the I ferry landing to Fish Lake, will be I ruined again if the water reaches the I mark predicted by tbe w'eather bureau, I Residents along the levee near the 1 Eads bridge are again being injured by I high water. All cellars are tilling up for | tbe fourth time this year. The liver is some distance below the CELLARS AND FIELDS FLOODED. Water From the MinalfiHippt Which In Proving ao Destructive. St. Louis, May 30.—High water is On the Missouri side the water has | railroad tracks but the water backs up I through the waito pipes and gets into I the basements in this way. Just north I of the Eads bridge wliere the levee is | lowest the cellars are almost full, THE OLDEST MASON DEAD. llubbell, Who Joined Painted Father Pont Lodge, No. 203, in 1820, Ilreatheg 11 in Last. Winona, Minn., May 30.—F'ather Philo P. Hubbell died yesterday aged 94. 1 He was the oldest living mason in tbe I United States having joined tho Painted 1 Post lodge No. 203 at Painted Post, | Steuben county, N. Y r ., in 1820. He has held high offices in the lodge and under the government. At the age of twenty-one he was com I missioned a lieutenant by Governor De I Witt Clinton, of New Y'ork. He has I been a resident of Winona since 1850. I Five children survive him. . Macon, Mo., says: I pany at Bevier, this county, has gone ln I into the hands of a receiver. The assets are between | 30 0,000 and $400,000, ' liabilities unknown but larger than assets. The receiver was asked for because of a fear that some of the creditors would I press the company owing to the strlu | gency of the Eastern money markets. prominent citizen of Kansas City has been appointed receiver. The business will be continued yithout interruption. INTO THE HANDS OF A RECEIVER But the Business of the Lewi* Caul Company Will Re Continued YVIthont Interruption. Chicaso, May 30. —A special from The Lewis Coal Com of is I Warned to Cease YVork or Shooting of | Would Follow— The Order Obeyed, | Pittsuurg, Kan , May 30.—The latest ln I development8 in the coal 8trike may to presage trouble of a serious character | between the men and operators. 5 es terday men were employed in sinking coal shaft and were warned to cease work or shooting would follow. All the to I minerB j n Northern Kansas were called | out yesterday and it is understood that KANSAS MINERS CALLED OUT. In they obeyed the order. SHERIFF ATKINSON STRICKEN. Lies Critically III at HU Hume In Buver ... From Paralysis. A. , Digpatch tothe Evenine Journal . ^ 30.-Sheriff William is Atkinson, a supervisor andl prominent I resident of this town was stricken with paralysis, last evening, and now lies in | critical condition at hls home on Brad ford street. His age is about 68 years. HONORING THE DEAD. 100 be out the Hundreds of Soldiers Celebrate Memorial Day. CHIEF JDSTIOE LORE'S ELOQUENCE lle Delivers » Stirring Patriotic Address In Eighth Street Turk, raying a Glow ing Tribute to the Dead, Hot 1» *'lllue*' IMeasure-Seekers au«l Gray —Holiday Galore. 1 Sentiments of patriotism held supreme sway today, the period annually set aside for decoration of tho graves of veterans now gone to their final roll call. There were few men who fought, under tho Stars and Stripes, and every Ü. A. R. post joined in making the services' mem orable. They were aided by the Sons of Vet erans and other similar organizations. The program, which has been published in the Evening Jouknai., was carried out. teries committee for the receipt of flowers were Samuel J. Wood, Elwood Craig, George Uillerslie and A. J. 'Schrach. They were received at the rooms of Smyth Post, .No. 1, Third and King streets, and DuPont Post, No. 2, Tenth and Market streets, chief marshal, morning, Admiral S. F. DuPont Post No. 2 proceeded to the grave of Admiral 8. F. DuPont and fired a salute, men formed on Fourth street with the right resting on French. Long before the time for the procession to start the main streets were thronged with people, of all ages, sires and colors The parade formed at 2 o'clock and moved at 2 30 o'clock, the parade was as follows: Up Fourth to Market, out Market to Eleventh, to Delaware Soldier's monument, and thence to Eighth street park. The school girls who sang gathered at the park about 3 o'clock. The order of marching was as follows: It The scenes in tho ceme were most impressive. Tho Jacob Slider was At 7 30 o'clock this The The route of to Broome, to avenue Platoon of Police. Chief Marshal amt Klaff. Department Cnmuiamler ami Staff. Past Department Commander. Smyth Post Hand. myth Post No. 1, Sata'1.1. Wood, Commander Drum Corps DuPont Post, No. 2. Commander. Henry Strait ley. Garfield Camp, No. 1, Son* of Veterans. Commander, George J. Adams. Drum Corps, High School Hoy No. 1, No. 4. Ne. 5 ami ether Si bool* That May He Numerically in Llue, Past Post Commander, Joseph Duffy. Aid, Lew is B. Wright. Civil Organizations. City Officer«. Mayor and t ity Council. Board of Education, in Carriages. CHIEF JUSTICE LORE'S ADDRESS, The Able and Popular Jurist Make* a Strong u*il Patriotic Speech In the City'» Beautiful Park. The feature of the exercises in Eighth street park was the address of Chief Jnstice Lore. He said : "Soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic, yonr general order No. 4, styles this Memorial Day as the 'day of flowers and sadness, ot memory and hope.' Impartial In the Distribution of Flower*. "Flowers you have already strewn upon the graves of the veteran dead If in the spirit world they can look down upon you to day, what a thilll of joy and laduess must be tbeirs, at this act of omage rendered by tho fast-fading remnant of the old guard, and by a lov ing people, to the memory of those who fell in battle, or were swept away by war's scourges, wounds and disease. Tenderly you have trodden over their graves; lovingly you have laid upon those graves bouquets,wreaths and chap lets of flowers plucked from mother earth in this her springtime. Flowers which are nature's spring promises of autumn's fruit and abundance, and which are the earthly expression of Divine perfection. Moat wonderful of all in tbe page of human history, you have strewn those flowers impartially upon the grave of Union and of Confederate dead. Those who wore the blue and the gray alike have been tho recipients of your bounty. In the city of the dead you have banished tbe memory of all faults and cherished only virtues. "It has also been a day of sadness. The flowers, the wreathes, the chaplets, all these tokens of your love have been laid upon graves ; laid over the dust of tbe dead. In burial places where the dwell ers have lost the powers of speech and are silent in death. They represent many a desolate home, many a widow, many an orphan, many a home in which the light went out and the strong arm of support and protection was broker, when the dead warrior was laid in bis now decorated grave. It is sad to re member that a strong man has fallen, that broken hearts and darkened homes, and long years of struggle and agony cluster about each little mound in the graveyard. It is a day of sadness, but remember that they Jwcre brave and true and that they now live In the memory of tha people. The Day of Memory. "We remember it is also a day of This day carries us back Wf Memory. twenty-eight years, (nearly a generation) to the ninth day of April 1865; when at Appomattox Court House, the most gigantic war of modern times ended In the surrender of General Lee to Gen eral Grant. At daybreak on that mem orable day, pressed by the cavalry of Sheridan in front, by the Infantry of General Grant in the rear, surrounded by the Union army, the thirty-thousand half-starved Confederates, who had eaten little or nothing since the morning of April first, saw General Lee ride out of the Confederate camp in his best uniform, begirt with his sword, to aSk for mercy at tbe hands of Conquering Grant. As he came back again from the [interview with terms of surrender, an eye witness a says: . . rf'fWhole lines of battle rushed np to their beloved old chief, and choking with emotion, broke ranks and struggled with each other to wring him once more by the hand, Men who fongbt through the war. and knew what the agony and hu miliation of that moment must be to|bim, strove with a refinement of unselfishness and tenderness, which he alone could fully appreciate, to lighten his burden and to mitigate his pain. Witb tears ponring down his cheeks. General Lee a Continued on Tlilrd i'nffe. MUCIN HAT FOR FRANCE. Charte* Malier, the* Baltimore Kxporter. Say a It li ai Soul as a Sample of American Feed, Baltimore, May 30.— QUI ti Fisher, grain dealers, have exported to France tons of American bay. It is said to the first shipment of American hay to European markets. Charles U. Fisher said the hay was sent on an order as a sample of Amer lean feed product to see if it will suit French demand. France and the United Kingdom suffered a severe drought last season and the hay crop wag almost a total failure. It Is said that the present, drought in England is without a precedent since 1818. MAIN'S CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. » to there An tlon in Reported TIimI Several IVimoi»« ami Many AnliuuU Wen* Killed. Tyrone, Pa., May. 30.— Main's circus train was wrecked at Vail station this morning. Reported that several persons and a number of animals killed. the her cers berg. at tion Post tions, place to Park Hill I* urbs in and eral. Later.—I t is now reported that nine persons were killed In the wreck of the circus train. ENLARGEMENT OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. Alteration* and Addition* Amounting to »12,000 Will Re Made During the Rummer Month*. The Catholic populace of the western side of the city, will shortly have a much improved church in which to worship. That chnrch is St. Paul's at Fourth and Jackson streets. Bishop Curtis, Fathers Fallon and Bermingham and the trustees of the church held a meeting on Sunday after noon at which it was decided to begin the work of altering and enlarging it at once. The improvements will consist of extending the building at the back, toward VanBuren street, fourteen feet. Where the altar and sanctuaries are now, each side aisle will be transepted by being extended on either side twenty feet. Galleries will bo added in the improvements, besides, the church will be thoroughly overhauled. The church was built in 1889 and no other additions have been made to it since that time It now lias a seating capacity of 1,000 and when the proposed additions are completed 000 more per sons can be seated. It will then have the largest capacity of any building of worship in the city. It will have an interior appearance, when finished, to that of St. Peter's Pro Cathedral. The cost of these improvements will amount to 112,000. Plans are now being prepared and will shortly bo given to an architect. The operations will begin as soon as passible in order that work will be well under way before the fall months A meeting of the pew holders will be held in the basement of the church,Sun day evening next, at which Bishop Curtis will preside. The congregation has been growing so rapidly within the past four or five years that the present building has been deemed inadequate. The number of members of the church now is about 5,000, and includes all that portion of the city lying west of Madison and south of Sixth street. MRS. HARKINS GETS THE $7,000. Army wh a n day in The Circuit Court of Appeal* Affirm* the Drclalou of the Delaware Circuit Court. A telegram was received yesterday from the clerk of tho Circuit Court of Appeals at Philadelphia, stating that the judgment given in the Delaware Cir cuit Court in the case of M o. Maggie Harkins vs. the Pullman Palace Car Co., had been affirmed. The amount allowed by the jury in this city was |7,000 for the death of Michael Harkins, who was kills*! by alleged carelessness of the defendant company, in January, 1891. An appeal was taken by Lawyers George U. Hates of this city and John S. Runnels of Chicago, counsel for the de fendants, from this jndgment to the Circuit Court of Appeals and the judg ment just rendered by the Court of Ap peals finally settles the case and gives Messrs. Bird and Sanborn, counsel for Mrs. Harkins a victory over thoir op pouents. Tbe prosecutor will conse quently get the $7,000. It was an interesting case involving, as it did, the liability of a corporation in sending its employes to work in danger ous places. The suit was brought by the plaintiff to recover damages for the death of her husband, Michael Harkins, who was killed at tho works of the Pullman Company by being caught in a revolving shaft. He had been sent with other workmen to raise joist, and had ascended a and was standing on the timber twenty feet above the ground, engaged In raising the joist, when his clothing caught by the end of a He was hurled over H heavy ladder was revolving shaft, it and almost instantly killed. Several interesting points of law were decided by the courts of appeals in this case, one of which was that expert evidence was admissible to show the danger of shafting in motion. Another that the question of fellow serving could not arise where the negli of the master in furnishing a genes safe place, combines with the negligence of the fellow servant ,Jn producing the accident. After the verdict was given in the United [States Court in this[city, amotion for a new trial was asked for by Messrs. Bates and Rnnnells, on the ground that the amount of the verdict was excessive. The motion was heard by Judges Dallas and Walts, who refused to issue an ordtr to that effect and the case was then de clared in favor of the plaintiff. 4)dd Fellow* on a VUIt. Coaqnauock Lodge No, 463 1. O. O. F. of Philadelphia will bo visited by Hope Lodge of this city to night. The mem bers accompanied ,bv Grand Master James F. Price and Grand Represent» live Jam*) H, Appleby will leave the P. W & B. railroad station at 7.t6. The Wilmington party will be met in Phila delphia by a delegation beaded by a band. They will parade to I hid Fellows' Hall, Oiaud Master Wuneh, Deputy Grand Master Harry L. Neal and Grand Warden Charles Chalfont. of tbe Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, and President Herman Beckef, of the odd Fellows' Orphanage in Philadelphia, will be present. ât PHILADELPHIA'S GUESTS Foreign Naval Officers Partici pate in and Enjoy Ine-Loukltig Oltlcer* of the lllmltrl I at Ilonakol. the Kind* ami the Austrian Corvette Fruudsherg Have Prominent IMPRESSIVE PATRIOTIC 8ERVI0ES. Fifteen In the Line of f*arade In the I PniLADRi.rntA, May 80.—The weather I to day is delightful and as usual in Phil-1 adslpbia when Decoration Day is bright there was a general and enthusiastic oh sorvance of the day. I An uiuiHiial feature was the participa- I tlon In the exercises of 17 officers from I Neighboring City. the Russian flagship Dimitri Donskol and her consort, the Ryuda, and live dll cers from the Austrian corvette Frauds berg. The foreign naval contingent was met at Race street wharf bythe citizen's recep tion committee 'and Commander J. F. Forsythe, U. S N., and was escorted by Post G. A. R.. (and other organiza tions, to Monument Cemetery, After tho decoration of graves at that place the foreign guests were driven to the Lincoln monument in Fairmonnt Park where ox Postmaster General Waaamaker tho orator of Meade Post | delivered an eulogistic address. From there they were taken to Laurel Hill Cemetery, where they witnessed tile impressive services over the grave of General George U. Meade hy the Grand | I* Every cemetery in the city and sub | urbs was visited by G. A R and kindred delegations and flags and (lowers were placed oa the graves. The decorations in the city were elaborate and numerous, and the observance of the day was gen eral. A P. Army post bearing his name. HE ASSAULTED A BARBER. ■— -- I George Hiller Dislocate* H. T. Turner's I Bheulder—Threatened Co Kill Him I Twice liefere. I There was excitement yesterday aft« noon at Jefferson and Fourth streets, in wh chthrMmeu flffured One sustained a dislocated shoulder at the hands of an other while the third was andeavoring »*«• ... H. 1. Turner is the tenant of the first floor of the building at the northwest corner of Fourth and Jefferson »tree *. n which he has a barber shop Ui» laudluid isPeUr Miller, who lives next door, 601 West Fourth street. iestsr | day a ternoon a bout 5 o clock burner went Into Mr. Miller, house to pay his rent Having paid it and securing a receipt he went into his shop. He ha.1 not remained there long when George Miller came to the door stating that he, the non of hls landlord, I wanted to see him at his (MillerV, father s house. Replying to the request in person he entered the house and inquired what was wanted whe n young Urn e the S monei W * ** I Not many words had been exchanged when Miller struck Turner on either side of the face. The elder Miller got between the men to stop the wrangling, but his efforts were of no avail. '1 urner managed to open the door luff into the front yard, the two men got outside of the door Miller continued striking Turner, The latter in self defense grappled with his burly antagonist whois a giant compared with the aize of Turair and weighs over 200 pounds. Shaking himself free from Turner's grasp Miller struck him a terrible blow knocking him through the gate on the pavement, where he struck heavily. On rising it was found that Turner's left arm was broken near the shoulder and his leiul When a left leg was bared of the skin at the knee. In the meantime, on learning of the latter's injuries, Miller beat a retreat. There has been enmity existing between the two men for several years, according to Turner's statement. Young Miller had endeavored to have his father put Turner out ef the shop and was, it is understood, angry yesterday when the latter paid the elder Miller instead of him. About one year ago Miller attacked Turner witb a knife and bo then bad a warrant issued for hls arrest. Turner, for fear of Miller, remained in the City Hall over night on that occasion. At. another time be threatened to shoot Turner. On neither occasion were the warrants served on Miller, as he left the city and remained away for several month».. Miller was arrested last night and ar raigued in the Municipal Court this morning. When asked if lie would plead guilty or not by Clerk Adams, he re-1 plied grumply, "I gness I struck him." Turner was the first witness and testi fied to the facts chronicled in the forego ing. a Lewis Fell was a witness to the assault and called Dr. Hughes to Turner's as*ist ance. He said that the father of Miller said to Turner after the assault, "Have him arrested right away.'* Fell tele phoned to the police station for two officers who fiuallv captured Miller. Miller claimed that Turner called him improper names when he was paying the rent. Lewis Sergeant was present when tbe rent was paid and heard the remarks of each of tbe men. He said that Turner said jokingly to Mr, Miller that he had the big fellow (here the prisoner Inter pled him by substituting the word "blook" for "fellow ") at work. The father replied that ho bad and hoped to keep him that way. The elder Miller did not appear in the courtroom nor did two witnesses for the defense. The cose was continued until to morrow morniug and Miller was held in $30ii hail until that time. Levy Court Adjourned to Sleet on Decoration Day. ru THEY DIDN'T THINK. F. At the last meeting. Levy ^ourt ad P. journed to meet May 30, without think tug that it, would be Decoration Day, and a legal holiday. When the commis Mouers reached town to day they weie forcibly reminded of their oversight and concluded to does little work as possible, Tbe following bills were passed and the of body adjourned : H M White. $63 50; John A Wilkene, $9« .. ; Horace \ Frist, $7.50; E. D. Jordan, $.3 0«; Harvey Spruauce, $5 10. 1 WATER WITCH'S NEW HONE. U Plans Have Been Prepared Ry Architect lllce am) the Bid* Will Clone on Fri day. Levy Plans for the new Water Witch engine house, to bo built on Qllpln avenue, have been prepared by Architect E. 1. Rice and are now on exhibition at his otilce. The bids will close on Friday afternoon at «I o'clock, A The new building will he two stories high with a nmnsanl roof ai.d bell tower. This will give the front a three story ap The Cull pearauce. The base of the structure will be four feet high and of Brandywine rock. The building proper will he of brick with Indiana atone trimmings. The company ^ contrMt • )r,ce to ex Thfflrat Hour will be occupied by the engine, huso carriage and four horses. The parlor, sitting room, driver's room and hath will he ou the second tloor. •R. ing Creek day. an killed of the strong's The Ferris miles ing Banks. In strong menace Urge could a the a HE ROBBED THE MAILS. the N. Y.. P. & N. railroad was arrested have been disappearing from the mails Suspicion fell upon Mason | eighteen months ago and a detective was A BAGGAGE-MASTER ON THE N. Y,, P. 4. N. R. R. FALLS FROM GRACE. William Mason Steal* Silk and Valuable Jewelry Taken to Norfolk and Looked I ix 111* Home In Uolniar Searched Yesterday. William Mason, a baggage master on for robbing the mail pouches on the Old Point Comfort express Thursday night. For about four years valuable packages the ner. fingers the full grab saw a face time Mr. to and ing to him Its Dr. He he about detailed to watch him. The train that he was arrested on left this city at 13.01 a. tn. When between Delmar and Cape Charles, a stranger walked Into the bag gage car where Mason was and asked him wliat was In a box that was laying I on the floor. Mason replied that he kept I pap BrB and other official documents in it. I Tim stranger then asked him to open the I box which he did. Besides the papers it ron, * i " B ' 1 ' piece ° f B " k BDd ' Bmail p Tbe B atrlng ,r, who was a detective. j the silk and bundle over and , ntl to a HIBaI1 murk on eachi f , ReU ^ M()n * 4 la . lnghu hand on h ls shoul der told him he was under arrest. Marked articles had often iieen put In mallt but Mason had always been ortunat „' euo , lgb not to ta ke them until T he mall pouches on this U,,, ar „ not lnckB( , J, u was an easy | ma tter for the baggage master to open extract anything be desired, ar re«trd he was taken k an( f loc ked ,. p He had been on the railroad for several j was a trust«! employe K, , mall with a family I a YMt.rdayhla bona. in Mur was L„ r( . b<ld al f d a (|Uanti ty of stolen prop woov , re d. Among them was a • lleck | ft ce. Hls stealings will I amount to at least $8.000. I Hammerton, Pa., last night about I o'clock on a warrant sworn out by J. I Beau charging him with larceny. The | arrest was made by Detective Wltsll. I He was accompanied as far as Kennett I Square hy Harry Emmons, president of the Lombardy Cemetery Company, I When the detective arrived at the house I where Woolen was stopping, he had | tired, in A case it B. in at THAT BODY SNATCHING CASE, Held In »MIO Theodore T. Woolen* Rail on the Charge of Larceny—Ai ralgncd In Magistrate Smith'* Court. Theodore T. Woolens was arrested in 11 H. I After be was arrested he was taken to I Kennett Square where it was proposed of I t0 glve b j ra a bearing The two I magistrates McMullin and Green of that I p) Hce srt ,,i that he had no jurisdiction In I lb „ matter and as there was nothing I to do he was brought to this city, I y ba , ar rived between 2 and 3 o'clock is I t j,i„ mor niug. q- be prisoner was locked up lathe of p 0 Uce station. Ho was taken before I Magistrate McWhorter this morning. I an( j be ],j |g MQ0 bail for the upper a | rour t Alexander B. Cooper represented for ■ the prisoner, I y r j i> (jreenleaf went his hall. As soon ' as t be trial was over he was ar On I ra „t e d hy Constable Reardon on a wer I raut sworn ont before Magistrate Smith I aI1 lk e charge of larceny of a coffin valued I at aq;( Mr. Woolens pleaded not guilty 1 1 0 the charge. Mr Cooper made a strong a ,i(j rh g B for the defense Magistrate Smith will probably an re-1 nonnce bis decision in the case this after | noou in SAMSON ON THE MARSH. He Could Not Be Held for Stealing a Primitive Deadly Weapon. Charles Samson, an aged colored man, I was arraigned before Magistrate Sasse I last evening ou a charge of stealing two j bones from À . D. Vandever. whose I "benery" la on the Middleboro marsh. him It was shown that Samson did not steal the I a bone and the charge ^could not bo sus I tained. Vandever then charged the negro with I trespass. This was proven to the magts had »rate's satisfaction, and he fined Samson $5 and costs The amount was pala. 1 The next lime that Samson wants the The I jawbone of an ass he will steer clear of to | Vandever's the the i j obu Welch, an aged man and a until I cr lpple, living at No. 506 East Fifth held I fell yesterday afternoon, on Fine | street between Fourth and Fifth and injured himself badly. His crutch slipped on a cobblestone that was lying the pavement and his nose and face on I were cut He was cared for by Officer | Lucas, who stopped the flow of blood until Dr. Frist arrived and dressed the Serious Fall of an Aged Han. ad | wo ' m s. and weie The Brownsou team beat the Bock and ford baseball club at Front end lu ion streets this morning, by a score of 11 to the lO. The forasse seoredthew inning run 50; in the V^ir^thn Urow^ n \ in to pitch for tho J. I knocked out of the box and hosier was I P ut In his place. on ISrowunon Beats Kockforde v. li OREO BY A MAD BULL Levy Courtman Armstrong's Close Call. ATTACKED UK AW ARES IN A STABLE Fierce Hull Got 1 . 001 « Mr. A r ai strong Went In inarmed to Tie Him. The Hull Saw Its Advantage and Held It Until Help Arrived at the Cull of the Levy Court Commissioner, •R. I.ewis Armstrong, Levy Court Com missioner for the First district, compris ing Brandywine, Christiana and Mill Creek hundreds, had ,a close call yester day. lie was attacked In his stable by an angry bull, and would have been killed but for the timely arrival ot one of the hired men who heard Mr. Arm strong's cries for help. The injured man lives apposite Ferris Industrial School, about four miles from this city, on the road lead ing from Marshallton to Brandywine Banks. His farm la one of the finest In Christiana hundred, and Mr. Arm strong is well known the county over. There has been one thing about the farm.however, which has been a standing menace to everybody on it. This was a Urge hull with a fiery temper, which could not be subdued. As a last resort a heavy rope was run through a ring in the animal s nose and it was fastened in a stall. the Charged liy the Hall. Y'eslerday Mr. Armstrong learned that the bull had slipped Its rope and was wandering around the stable In a man ner. that was as unconcerned as it was destructive. He went to the stable and entered, with the idea of getting his fingers in the noose ring and twisting the bull bark to the stall. He was so full of this idea that lie forgot to take a pitchfork or anything in with him. The Levy Court commissioner made a grab for the ring and missed. The bull saw its opportunity and charged In such a way as to throw Mr. Armstrong on his face about five feet away. From that time out the bull had it all 'hi* own way. Mr. Armstrong saw that it was useless to make a fight and he began to dodge and cry for help. At last a farm hand, who was work ing near by, heard his cries and rushed to the rescue, but not before the bnll had driven Ita horn into Mr. Armstrong's leg. bruised his body fearfully and stripped him of his clothing. A pitchfork and club drove the bnll to Its corner, where It was secured. Mr. Armstrong was helped to Ike bouse and Dr. L U. Ball, of Faulkland, was sum moned. He found the patient delirious. He dressed the wounds, and to-day Mr. Armstrong is resting comfortably conscious of bis surroundings. II he some time before the affects of the desperate encounter will have disap peared and several days before the victim will be able to leave bis bed. and t will DILLON .WILL NOT PAY. A Delaware Jury Ooe* ^Against Receiver FI.her of the Spring Garden Bank. In the Superior Court yesterday after noon the attorneys for the plaintiff in the case of Owen J.Hesslon vs. the mayor and Connell of Wilmington withdrew their application for the maps, plots and pspers of the city. In tlie case of Samuel istiator of ex Governor John W. Hall vs. George H. Marpie, judgment was refused, it being held that It was not a cause contemplated hy the statute allowing judgment on sffidavlt of demand. Victor B. Woolley represented tho plaintiff; Walter H. Uujes the defendant. The rest of the afternoon was con sumed by the case of Benjamin F Fisher, receiver of tbe Spring Garden National Bank vs. James C. Dillon. Tbe smonnt Involved was |450.79, being on a promis sory note made in 1891. Henry 0. Conrad, for the plaintiff, pot in evidence the certificate of tbe appoint ment of Mr. Fisher and the note In con troversy. He then rested. Lilburn Chandler called George M. Schooler and Eli B. Uallowell. They showed that the Uallowell Company had enough money in bank to pay the note at maturity and that Dillon bad paid Hallowell tbe money. The jury retired without argument or charge and returned a verdict for tho defendant, and court adjourned until 10 o'clock to morrow morning. W. Hail, admin MR. TURNER PLEADS IN VAIN. I'ullce Commissioners Surprised at tha Appropriations Made hy Council. Henry C. Turner appeared before the board of Police Commissioners last night in behalf of ex-Offlcer Maxwell Mahoney, and pleaded for the re luatatement of the ex-officer. The pleading was of no avail as the commission refused to change its opinion In the matter. Chief Dolan was directed to enforce the law regarding bicycle riding on the pavement and also to see that ridera did not go faster than the law pra scribes for a horse in the street. The commission was much surprised at the manner in which City Council had reduced its appropriation nearly $4,000 below tbe estimate tbe commissioners made for expense« the ensuing year which was $73,840.87. City Connell only allowed $70,000. ___ a of a The Bible of No Use Now. George Morris, colored, well known in this city sentenced to 20 years for the murder of Ella Ford, will be taken to the New Jersey State Prison from tho Camden county jail this week. Morris seems to be greatly pleased that tbs jury saved his life, and since being sentenced he has thrown away the Bible which was his constant companion be fore the trial. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. ion to was —Rev. W. J. Berm'ngham will lecture In New- Castle next Sunday evening. —The May devotion* in tho Catholic Churches of the city will close to-morrow night. -The Athletic Association of the Boys* High School will hold Us annual field day j une S. —The tug Charles Foster is in tbe dry dock at the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company's shipyard. —Hev. A. W. RudisllI, D. D., will lecture Union M. E. Church this evening on "India's Hurled Treasure*." - County Treasurer JohiwT. Dickey will deliver the IRttO worth or county bonds llnald A Co., on Friday. li-