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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. SIXTH YEAR. WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1893. ONE CENT. BRIGGS WILL SOON GO. His Case Will Be Finally Dis posed of To-morrow. AEBAIGNINGTHE NEWYOBK SYNOD The Members of the Prosecuting Com mittee Were in Their Places But Pro fessor Briggs's Party Was Represented By Professor Francis Brown Alone. Assembly Settles Down to Other Work. Washington, June 1.—The final stage in the progress of the Briggs case before the general assembly of the Presbyter ian Church, was preceded this morning by a half hoar's devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. J. T. Smith, of Balti more, moderator of the Centennial Assembly. The leader read the 122d psalm, the psalm of the peace of Jerusa lem, beginning: "I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord." Re-Convenes as a Court. When the assembly convened as a court at 9.30 o'clock there was a notable decrease in attendance both on the floor and in the galleries, last night's vote having been the climax of tho meeting of the assembly. The members of the prosecuting committee were in their accustomed places, but Professor Briggs's party was represented by Professor Francis Brown alone. Naming the Committee. The moderator first announced the committee, the appointment of which was authorized last night, to formulate a minute expressing the sense of the assembly as to a vote taken upon the appeal from the judgment of the New York Presbytery. By a vote of the assembly, Rev. Thomas A. Hoyt, D. D., of Philadelphia, was made chairman ; the other members are as follows: don, of New Brookes, Missouri; Calvin W. wart, Nebraska, W. W. Nebraska, J. J. Lucas, Indiana; George D. Baker, Pennsylvania, E. P. Whallon, Indiana; Thomas D. Ewing,Iowa. Elders, John Randolph, Baltimore; Thomas Mc Dougall, Ohio; David Jacks, California, Edward T. Green, New Jersey; James A. Curry, Kentucky; E. D. Warfield, Penn syl vania. The committee was given leave to re tire for consultation and the assembly, as a court adjourned to be re-convened at the call of the moderator. The assembly then resumed consider ation of legislative business. Chairman Baker, of the judicial committee, re ported upon a complaint agaiust the synod of Pennsylvania, which was not sustained by the committee, and the re port was adopted. Calling to Account the Now York Synod, Rev. James M. Maxwell presented the report of the judicial committee ap pointed to hear aud issue the complaint of John J. McCook and other» against the action of the synod of New York in finding in order a complaint of Rev. Francis Brown, D. D., against the action of the presbytery of New York on November 4, 1891, In sustainining the ruling of the moderator as to the status of the prosecuting committee to which the names of 113 members had been added after the ten days' limit fixed by the book of discipline had expired. The commission found the complaint to be in order and it was entertained and the fol lowing action was takeu: "Finding—The judicial commission finds that the synod of New York has failed to appear before the court by any appointed representative They further find that the synod of New York, against which this complaint is made, has failed to send up all the'papers in the case as provided for in section 92 of the book of discipline. "They recommend that the decision complained of be suspended until the record is produced on which the issue can be fairly tried, and that the synod of New York be directed to send up all the papers relating to this complaint with the record to the next general assembly, and that the synod appoint one or more of its number to represent it at said general assembly." Rev. Francis Brown stated that he wished it understood that so far as he was concerned the complaint was in order and the report was adopted. Publishing the Committee's Work. The special committee on proof texts, through Rev. J. T. Smith, in the absence of Rev. Samuel T. Lowrie, chairman, in its report recommended that the Shorter Catechism, with the proof texts pro posed, together with a statement of tlie methods used by the committee in prose cuting its work, be printed and circu lated through the church as a sample of the committee's whole work on the proof text; also tbat the committee be' tinued until the work shall have been completed. The report was received and laid over for discussion. Min is tors, H. W. Cong York; James H. Ste Harsba. con A KNOTTY LEGAL POINT. Attorneys for Defense May Appeal Porter Stocks's Capital Case Because He lia» Been Placed in Jeopardy. Atlanta, Ga , June 1.—Judge Clark bas declared a mistrial In tbe case of Porter Stocks, charged with murder. The mother of a juror died, and) the judge dismissed him, declaring the case a mistrial. Attorneys for defense claim this necessarily result in quashing th s must e case agaiust Stocks as the trial had been begun and the ; prisoner had been placed iu jeopardy. The court claims the defense agreed to a mistrial. This is denied, and the case will doubtless go to the Supremo Court. LIGHTNING'S RUINOUS FREAK. It Fires the Top of the Farmer's Mines, Harns Them and Throws 300 Men Out of Werk. Wheeling, W. Va , June 1.— A dis patch from Byesville, Ohio, says that lightning struck the top of the shaft of the Farmer's mines and set it afire. The flames spread to tbe adjoining buildings and tbe entire plant was destroyed. Loss $30,080, insurance unknown. Two hun diod men ate thrown out of employment. WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER FOR REALTY. De velopmentfl in the Koetiter Case Show That the Whole Family Die<l of Ar»enl cal Poittoulng;. Indianapolis, June 1.— The chemical analysis in the case of Mary Koester, Charles Koester's S-year-old daughter, whose body was exhumed with four others of the family, shows the presence of arsenic in sufficient quantities to cause death. Dr. Eisenbess has found that two of the family died from poison and he now at work on the stomach of Frank Koester, the aged father. Anna Wag oner, the suspected poisoner, was in ccurt yesterday, and her case tinued until June 10, New light has been thrown on the wiiich thus far has baffled the police! Frank J. Koester, another son of the old lady who it is now known was poisoned last week, appeared in court yesterday with his mother's will which appointed him executor and sole legatee of her estate. The amount of the estate was not given but it appeared that the will - executed May 22, which was the day of her sudden death. was con ( • le WKb BOOMING THE GREAT FAIR. BY ALL MEANS COME TO CHICAGO WITHOUT DELAY." The Colombian Exposition Pronounced the Grandest Occasion of any Ago In If auy Country—No .lExcessIve Prices. Chicago, June 1.—Everybody in every state will be informed to-day by com missioners that the fair is in shape and good time to see it is at once. This official letter will be scattered to every corner of the country, and itsj aim is to disprove'the silly charges of incomplete ness and extortion. The document is a long affair, ex plaining the immense scope of the expo sition and its advantages from an edu cational standpoint. It will recite that there is enough to busy the mind of studious man for many months. It ad vises no one to stay away, since the occasion is the grandest of any age in any country. There are no excessive prices for essential things, and it is time tbat ridicuions stories should be branded as untrue. The statement will be wired to the leading papers and given the widest possible circulation. WANT UNCLE SAM TO BUY CUBA. Senor Joee Martinez Sax» the Oppressed Inhabitants of That Fair Isle Will Pay Half tbe Rill. New Orleans, June 1.— Speaking of the situation in Cuba Senor Jose Mar tinez, a prominent member of the revol utionary party in this city said that movement was on foot among his coun trymen to induce the United States to buy Cuba and that a good portion of the money would be put up bv the oppressed Cubans. "Let the United States offer to buy the island and the owners of land and business people of Cuba would be willing to pay one half the cost of the purchase of the island by tbe United States thern BelTes*' he said. "It is the result of much thought by my countrymen. The people are desperate, feeble without the assistance of a power ful people to work out their liberty by war." They are too DRIYEN FAR ACROSS THE PRAIRIE. Henry Morrison. After a 30-MIIe Journey on Foot, Tell» of a Fierce Batt le Be tween Miner». Carson, Nev., June 1. —Henry Morri son arrived yesterday after a 30-mile journey on foot with news of a battle between miners at the Black Horse claim in the Buckeye mining district. Three claim jumpers appeared at the mine with Winchesters and drove out Morrison and George Jaqua, who were at work. Thirty shots were fired in the trouble that followed, Arthur Raycroft, one of the owners of the mine, being riddled. Pete Millich, one of the jumpers, was slightly wounded. Twenty armed men now hold the mine. The owners of the Black Horse propose to fight. the cabin HUNDREDS OF GLASS WORKERS IDLE. Big Western Firms Have Nearly a Million Dollars Worth of Glass on Hand for Which There Is No Demand. Kokomo, Ind., June 1.—The Diamond Plate Glass Company, of this city, em ploying 800 men, has been closed indef initely. The same company's branch plant at Elwood has also been closed, throwing 000 men out of work. An official of the company said: "We have more than $600,000 worth of glass on hand, and the market is utterly de moralized. The threatening financial situation has . paralyzed new construc tion." CONSPIRED TO BREAK UP AND SELL. Dissatisfied Stockholders of the Geneva Clock Company Ask for a Receiver. Charging Gross Fraud. Chicago, June 1.—Edward B. McCown, Joseph Bachner and John H. Jones, have filed a bill in tbe Superior Court asking for appointment of a receiver for Geneva Clock Company. The total assets are set up to be $213,500, liabili ties of $25,000. Accusations are made to the effect that Charles N. Talmadge, secretary and treasurer of tbe company conspired with other defendants named to break up the concern and sell its stock. STOCK AND GRAIN FIRM FAILS. Tangled Conditions of Knowles & Co.'s Affairs Makes Calculation Impossible, Milwaukee, Jane 1.— The stock grain commission firm of Knowles * Co., failed yesterday. Assets aud liabilities conld not be stated owing to the tangled condition of affairs. The general pression is tbat liabilities are not large. THE MAYOR'S TROUBLES Robinson Says He Warned the Mayor. WILLEY'S UNQUALIFIED DENIAL Supreme Lodge Officer» Fire a Parting Volley and Leave for Their Homes. The Mayor Did Not Keep UIs Private Account at Itohlnson's. The dark clouds which have been lowering about the $(!!», 000 belonging to the Knights of Pythias. bave not been lift ed any by to day's developments. If the money is ever recovered it will only be after months of litigation between Mayor Willey's bondsmen aud the Supreme Lodge. Muyor Willey'» Allegations. Mayor Willey gave an interview to a morning paper iu which he iutimates that the Supreme Lodge offleers had warning from him that the funds in jeopardy. The following is the tract of his allegations: "Other officers of the lodge aware of where and how the were ex were money was deposited. The amount becoming large, I, as an officer of the lodge, sometime last fall wrote to the chairman of the Finance Committee, suggesting that this money should be permanently in vested aud for him to say whether it should be invested or remain where it was, and expressing my wish that it should be invested, and received from him a reply that he was in a position of indecision as to what would be the best arrangement to make ; that the present arrangement was as satisfactory as auy that could be made. "I afterward sent him a list of bonded securities in which to make a permanent investment of these funds. I again, iu March of this year, wrote to him that 1 funds deposited in the banking house of R R Robinson & Co., and that he, a3 chairman of the Finance Committee, should make inquiry as to the responsibility of this house, and tbat I had never since I held the oflioe of supreme master of exchequer used any of their money in any way, except directed by the Supreme Lodge. "Iu answer to the letter 1 received a reply from him, as chairman of the Finance Committee, that he had entire confidence in the safety of the funds and requested me to obtain a certification of the amount on hand subject to call at 4 per cent, interest aud the time these funds had been deposited in tbat house. I obtained these certificates and took them with me to Nashville and submitted them to the committee, and after my books had been examined and approved by the Finance Committee in the early part of April of this showed them all of the deposit books relating to the deposits with R. R. Robinson & Co., and the Finance Com mittee then advised me that they had concluded not to permanently invest the funds of the lodge, but to leave them deposited where they were." a a had tbe as a f ear, I check au< Hi» Sureties lteuponalhle. With reference to this knowledge Supreme Chancellor Blackwell says; "They feel, to say the least, that it has been a piece of carelessness on his part, aud he is responsible for it. The Supreme Lodge left him at perfect liberty to place it where he pleased, holding him and his bondsmen responsi ble. No attempt was ever made to in fluence him in this respect." OO' for Tbetr Home». When *n Evening Journal reporter reached the Hotel Willis about 10 o'clock this morning he found Chairman J. B. Brayton, of Newport, R. Albert Steinhart, of Greenville, Ala. ; and Supreme Keeper of Records and Seals R. L. C. White, Nashville, Tenu., satchels In hand and waiting for a car to take them to the P. W. & B , station, as they were going home. The reporter jumped on the car with them and interviewed them on the way down and until the New York ex press started to pull ont from the sheds. The main idea was to find out from Mr. Brayton, chairman of the Finance Committee, whether Mayor Willey had correctly represented him in his as sertions above quoted. "Mr. Brayton, did Mayor Willey ever write you letters leading yon to infer that tbe Knights of Pythias money iu his bauds was not in a safe depository?" "Never, sir; never!" The reporter then showed him the mayor's interview. "I deny the interview in toto," ho said. "If I had supposed the fund was in an institution such as Robinson & Co., have proved to be, I would not have advised or consented to have even $5,000 of our money in soch a depository." "When we were engaged in examining the accounts at Kansas City it was suggested—" "By Mayor Willey?" "No. It was su had a large fund, that we secure it in some permauent and safe Investment. I wrote to Brother Willey to send me a list of such securities as he might deem safe to pat our money in. He sent me a list of what he regarded as safe securities. It was not done at his suggestion at all, estion of the Finance said before, lie sent me I ; of of that, as we at the sugg Committee. As I the list and he did not say a word about the fund being in danger and I bad no idea tbat it was in such a small and rotten institution as it seems to be. He never intimated to me tbat there was any risk. On the contrary, he said,on inquiry as to the standing of Robinson & Co., that it was an old firm of fifty yeare standing. He regarded it as one of the soundest institutions in Delaware; and that the firm were correspondents with or agents for Drexel, Morgan & Co. That is what he told me. '' "Do you think he has tried to cheat the Supreme Lodge ?" "That I can't say. I don't know," was the evasive reply. "Have you those letters he says he wrote you ?" "He never wrote me such letters." "Do you think he is trying to save himself aud bondsmen at the expense of the Supreme Lodge ?" "It looks that way," he replied, as he swung himself to the platform. Supreme Keei er White's Denial. but and im Supreme Keeper of Records and .Seals White was also shown tbe interview. The chairman stated yesterday that the first definite intimation he bad as to where this money was deposited was when he came here by direction of the supreme chancellor to Investigate the matter. Of the actual danger to this money up to that time the chairman of the Finance Committee had no know ledge. "When did he come here?'. "That was on the !)tb day of April. It being Sunday, he had no opportunity to interview anybody, but Willey ^assured him that it was one of the best bauking institutions in the state—as i safe as if the money were in the United States Treasury vaults." "But Mayor Willey Intimates that he communicated the danger to your chair mau." "I absolutely deny It. Up to the Oth or 11th of last April no member knew any more where the money was de posited than the Khan of Tartary. That was the day Brayton came here as he was going to a meeting of the Finance Committee at Nashville." Here Mr. Steiuhart broke in, saying. "Willey stated In his interview that we came here at his request. Not a word of that is true. If we had not had a line from him we would have been here just as promptly. "Have you seen Mayor. Willey this morning?" "I have not seen Mayor Willey this morning. He came day before yesterday and asked the supreme chancellor anil our attorney, Mr Hitchis—not our local attorney, to meet him and Jkis attorney at ll o'clock. Yesterday morning about 8 o'clock Mr. Willey came down to the hotel and asked for his books, which .had been In the posses sion of the Finance Committee. He took the books and hurriedly left the hotel with the remark that he was going to Philadelphia. Iu this way he avoided an interview he had solicited with these gentlemen." Supreme Chancellor Blackwell says that no restriction as to the deposition of this money was ever placed on Mr. Willey. "That Is true as far as It but there is another point that has not been brought out. Supreme Lodge, at its last session in Kansas City, in August, instructed the Finauce Committee to inquire into the depositing of a certain portion of our funds. This committee met in Nash ville, Tann. There were only three members present. A proposition or a statement—rather—was sent by one of the members who was not there. It gave the various forms of investments iu bonds, etc., and carried with it a recommendation from that member of the committee as to one of the invest ments." "Was this member Mayor Willey?" "No, it was not. But Mr. Willey told the committee that the suggestion was not as advantageous as he could make by continuing his arrangement With Kobinsou. lie induced the committee not to withdraw the money from Robin son's hands, but to keep it there. waf one of the solidest banking firms in the world and backed by Drexel. In other words, and in a nut-shell : All that about the Supreme Lodge officers know ing that the deposit was in danger is absolutely untrue. We had perfect faith in Willey's integrity and business sense." "What is his excuse for not resign ing?" "He said it was on the advice of his attorney. I think itfis a very foolish proceeding he has brought. I would rather do it voluntarily than have the public see me kicked out, as he will be very promptly." "Bo you think he is trying to T protect himself aud his bondsmen at the expense of the Supreme Lodge?" "Unquestionably, with no regard for the interest of the Supreme Lodge. That has been evident all through the affair. The mere fact that he turned over this $-14,000 of Dental Company stock to his bondsmen instead of to the Supreme Lodge Is evidence of what his scheme was. " goes; The His statement was that it The Notice Willey Got. The following was adopted and served upon Mayor Willey by Albert Steinhart, a member of the finance committee : 1. —That wo deem it for the best interests of the order that Brother 8. .1. Willey, resign hi» position as supreme master of tho ex chequer. 2. —Th»t the supreme chancellor of the world i» hereby requested to a»k of Hrotlier 8. J. Willey hi» resignation a» said supreme master of exchequer. J. B. Hbayton, Chairman. A. 8TXINBABT. JobnC Bohns, 8. F. McDonald. Willey Wrote» Letter. "To show you how* Mr. Willey has acted," said Mr. Steiuhart, "here is an extract from a letter he wrote to us on May 10, 1893: " 'I have arranged to secure real estate, which, combined with die amount of my bond, I think will make the Supreme Lodge perfectly safe; although it may take a little while to realize on the matter.' "If Mr. Willey has ever got any real estate except that thirty-four acres of land, which he tried to unload on us, we have not had it offered to us. He made the proposition to give us that thirty-four acres of land and $20,000 in mouey or stock of the Dental Company at par if we would release him and his bondsmen. This, of course, we re fused, as the land is not worth half of what he represented it to be." J. Norris Robinson Wary. This morning an Evknino Journal reporter called at R. R. Robinson & Co's banking house at Fourth and Market streets and asked for Henry C. Robinson. His sou, J. Norris, said he was out and would not be back for au hour. "Auy thing new?" asked the reporter. "Not a thing," was the reply. "Any more judgments entered against your firm?" "No; there are none to enter." "How is that?" "Every creditor we have seen has agreed to sign the plan of settling on three, five and seven years plan, without interest " "You say they have all signed?" "Well, no; not all. There are several out of town aud we have not been able see them " "Will R. R Robinson* Co., continue in business?" "That 1 can't say. A good deal will depend upon the action of the Knights Pythias. I don't know." "How long ago did the firm of R. R Robinson & Co., know that it was danger of collapse?" "That I can't say." "Three months?'' "I have nothing to say. because I don't know. 1 had no idea of it until about Continued on Second Ease. YOUNG METHODISTS. Convention of the Epworth League at Asbury. MANY 0HAPTEBS BEPBE8ENTED Enthusiastic Toung Christians Deport the flood That lias Been Done In the Past. Greetings Sent to Centreville,' Md. The fourth annual convention the Wilmington District Epworth League opened in Asbnry M. E. Church last night. The song service was led by Rov, F. B. Short. Rev. J. H. Hargis, D.D , of Philadelphia made an address. The meeting was presided over by Rev. Isaac Jewell; Rev. J. P. Otis is tary. Iu his address Dr. Hargis said that the Epworth League was the garden of the Lord and the nursery of the church. The first meeting of tlie delegates was held thiH morning at 1) 40 Isaac Jewell was in the chair. The praise service was led by Rev. F. B Short. At 10 a. m. Rev. J. D. C. Hanna, of Asbury Church made an address of welcome aud gave the delegates g cordial welcome to the convention. He called attention to the historical memories and inspirations connected with old Asbury Church. He JalsoJ"talked about the wisdom of seeking to save the youug through the young Rev. W. P. Taylor, of Perryville Chap ter, in a speech breathed paternal seutl meuts toward the Christian Endeavor at whose invitation the Epworth League is assembled iu Asbury. The committees were nominated by the president as they were confirmed. The were Rev. W. T. Hammond; seooud vice, Miss Annie Genu; and third vice, S, W. Wei don. The absent. treasurer, Miss Ireue Hepbron, also ported. The reports were all full of interesting matter. The reports were then made by the following chapters, which were repre sented : Chester, Bethel, Claymont, Delaware City, Elkton, Hopewell, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Pleasant, Del. ; Mt. Pleas ant, Md. ; Newport, North East, Perry ville and Port Deposit. The following are tho local churches j Brandywine, Epworth, Harrisou Street, Scott, Sliver brook, Union, Wesley aud Asbury Chris tian Endeavor. A fraternal message was received from Rev. V. S. Collins accompanied bv copy of the program of the Eastern dis trict convention now Centreville, Md. The following reply was sent Centreville. secre a. m. Rev. reports of district officers then made by Us president, I. Jowell. First vice, Itev. fourth vice-president was Secretary, Rev J. P. Otis: re in session in V. 8. Collins, Centreville, Md. Christian greetings from Wilmington Dis trict Epworth League. Head 11 Timothy, 2 1«. The convention then adjourned for lunch which was provided in the parlors of the church by the Christian Endeavor Society. H. W. Ewing was called home account of the serious illness of liis child. The afternoon session convened Devotional exercises were 2 o'clock, lead by Miss Irene Hepbron. SEVENTY, AND VENGEFUL. Old Man Yoho In Jail for Stabbing Death Joshua Allman, SO. Wheeling, W. Va , June l —A special from Marshall county, adjoining this, gives details of a sensational murder. Jackson Yoho, aged 70, stabbed to death Joshua Allman, aged 20,duriug a quarrel about a young girl named Nice, in whose abduction Allman was concerned. Tbe murder is the consummation of family feud in which a large number persons are involved. Old mau Yoho Is , ail at Moundsvilie, but excitement still runs high at the scene of tbe tragedy,and there may be further trouble. WILL NOT SHIRK WORK Jire F1<*1<1 Will Not ll«tire Ho Long aft He U Physically Ahle to Continue. Washikuton, June 1.—Justice Field, of the Supreme Court, denies his intention to retire. Tbe justice says that while he has contemplated retirement, the retirement will not occur so long as has strength to stand up to the arduous labor imposed upon him. to of in HARTMAN AND FEHRENBACH CO. Iie-Organlzation of the Well-Known Brewing Firm Went Into Effect To-day. This morning a re organization of the Hartmann and Fehrenbacb Brewing Company went into effect. Ex-Magia träte L. A. Bertoiette retired as general manager aud was succeeded Charles C. Kurtz, the forme secretary and treasurer. Mr. Kurtz was succeeded by George Baughmanu secretary and treasurer. Tbe other officers of the company are John G. Hart mann, president, and J. George Fehreu bach, vice president. General Manager Bertoiette will take a well deserved rest before engaging auy other pursuit. For the past three years he has labored untiringly for advancement of the Hartmann and Fehrenback Compauy'e interests, and seen his efforts crowned with success. From a state of affairs bordering entanglement he has helped to bring the company out aud place it among the fore most breweries in the United States today. The extensive plant has been eularged and all tbe modern machinery and pliances for the manufacture of malt liquors have been placed in. The brewery is now one of the best-equipped iu the country. Active Democrats. A large and enthusiastic meeting Democrats was held in the Liberty engine bouse, beyond Third street bridge, last night. Tho meeting was addressed by Colonel Norton, Robert G. Harman and ex Speaker John P. Donohoe. From all appearances there will be a lively time at the election in this ward, Satur day. A large number of negroes known who have in their possession bogus tax receipts. New Drying Home. A new drying house is being erected by tbe Wilmington Wheel Company adjoining their factory, at* W. & Junction. The structure Is of brick will be used for tbe seasoning of wood tbat will be wide into spokes. BOOH HADE FOR FRANCIS. The Kx-Chief of Police Will Take the Flure of Warden DennUon In the «fall at New Castle. Sheriff Gould Informed Warden John W. Dennison of the New Castle jail, yesterday, that his services would he dispensed with, taking effect on Satur day, June 3. It is claimed that the reason of Denni son's dismissal is to make room for ex Chief of Police Theodore W. Francis. The causes can be put in a nutshell and lire these, Dennison was a G tills mau and Francis a Gould man and thereby hangs a tale. Dennison was appointed by ex-Shertff Simmons and has always been a faithful servant. When the Republican candi dates announced themselves last summer he worked In the interest, of Paul Giltls the shreivalty candidate of White Clay Creek hundred. police of this city, aud did all he could do to secure the election of Gould. Because he was not given the title of house sergeant under the new Police Commission he resigned. Since.that time he has been doing nothing.' He will begin tlie discharge of the duties con nected with his new position on Nnuday next. The salary is $45 per month. a Francis was then chief of A MURDERER AT LARGE. JOHN DENNIS, COLORED, KILLED HIS FATHER, THEN SHOT HIS WIFE. The Parrlcltle I« In the Thick Jungles Making Ills Way Toward Pncoinoke ip- Partie» of Purancr» on III» Hwi Trail. Salisbury, June 1.—Salisbury and vlciuity were thrown into a state of ex citement over a tragic affair committed in Wicomico county, about a mile from town at 12 o'clock yesterday. John DeLiiis a youug colored man,about thirty years old, killed bis'fatber and then shot bis wife, both within a few minutes. Young DeunlB had hauled a load of strawberries to Salisbury during the morning and while here stayed longer than his father thought lie should When he reached home he was reproached for Indolence. Becoming angry, he took his gun and a few clothes aud said he would leave. Going out of the house,he waB followed by his wife, whom he ordered to go back. As tbe woman turned he shot her in the back. She ran to tbs house and fell, badly wounded. Reloading the gun, he entered the house aud without any warning, except to say to his father, "Are you ready ?" he emptied the load into his father, kill ing him instantly. The load entered jiiHl above the heart aud took all the flesh away, aud setting fire to the cloth ing of the old man, which bad to be extinguished with a bucket of water. The deed waa doue in the presence of the man's mother, his wife, who was lying prostrate on the bed, aud a colored man who was standing in the door After the shooting the murderer re loaded his guu aud made for the woods, with the warning, "I will kill any one that follows ms." The news was brought to Salisbury, and Deputy Sheriff Iloarn summoned a posse and started in pursuit of the par ricide. The fugitive followed the railroad to Salisbury aud passed through a crowd of over a dozeu men on his way toward When seen he was without to at '•:> to a of in he Plttsvllle. bis gun, aud it U thought he had con cealed it iu the woods Hearing he had been seen, Coustable Trader summoned a posse and soon located tbe man in the woods on tbe east side of the town. Coming in sight of him, the pursuers fired several shots at the fleeing criminal, but were unsuccessful In catching him. The murderer is now in the thick jungles, makiug his way toward Poco moke Swamp. Several partita of pur suers are on tbe trail and it is expected he will be captnred to night. The wounded woman is seriously in of inquest rendered a e deceased, Janies Dennis, jured. A jury verdict that th came to his death by the bauds of his sou. The community Is very much excited over the murder, as the old colored man was well known, having at one time been a slave in the family of Dr. S. P. Dennis, of Salisbury. Young Deunis bears a bad reputation and can bo etsily identified on account of having only one band. Faliey Wants No Receiver. Action was begun yesterday before Chancellor Wolcott looking to the dis charge of J. N. Carswell who was, several months ago, appointed recelter of tbe affairs of a quairy company of which Patrick Fahey and William H. Lee were the leading spirits. Mr. Cars well was appointed upon the petitition of Lee who claimed that Fahey had de frauded him out of his share of the profit. Charles W. Smith, representing Fahey, asked that the receiver be dis charged. Judge Ball and Peter L. Cooper, Jr. strenuously opposed such action. The chancellor put the case off until next Wednesday. Confident of Out-Pointing Each Other. The arrangements for the boxing ex hibition to be given in the gymnasium of the Warren Athletic Club have been completed. Stunnard is training hard and is looktDg to be in fine condition. He takes long runs every day, and punches the bag and spars with bis pupil, Frank Mullln. He will weigh 125 pounds to morrow night. Cartwright is said to be training faithfully in Washington and will weigh about 140 pounds. He is con fident that he can out point Stannard. Epworth Choir's Musicale. The free musicale to be given by the choir of Epworth M. E Church next Wednesday evening promises to be one of the musical events of the season. None but first-class talent has been en gaged to assist the choir. A feature of the concert will be a violin solo by Professor Frank Stuebgen. Well-Known Resident Dead. Stephen S. Southard, of 1021 Market street, a well known resident of this city died on Tuesday night. He was printer by trade. Mr. Southard held many prominent positions in this city. Interment will be made to morrow. Strawberry Festival. Shields Library Association will give strawberry festival iu their new hall on Sixth street near Tatuall, commencing Tuesday, Juue 0 and ending June 10, 1893; admission 10 ceuts. by as in the has on ap of are N. and RAILROAD MEN MEET. Directors and Stockholders of the D. M. & V. Discussed Plans AT GE0BGET0WN YESTEBDAY Routine Dullness Was Transacted and the Statistical Deports or ;the Year Bead--Election After the of Officers Held. Meeting Adjourned the Party I-eft on a Special Train for Cape Ilenlopen City. I iiusual interest was manifested at the annual meeting of the directors and stock holders of the Delaware, Maryland aud Virginia railroad, which was held iu Georgetown yesterday. The meeting was held at the handsome new station, beginning at 10 45 o'clock. Following is the statistical report for the year ending December 31, 1802. Gross passenger earnings of the road for the year eudlng December 31, 1802 were $58,001.04. Freight earnings, K x press. Mall. Miscellaneous_ General expenses, .. $148,884 W . . 3,212 M ... «,197 24 sort 5« H (tiS.ILS .T» Expenses for the year are: For conducting trains .... Motive power. Maintenance of cars. MalnumnnrB of way. General expenses.. (M.iwn w <«, Ml no 11..V44I »0 rtMiwi an •a I 99 (>99.730 03 24,878 SR Net earning». ....... Iulcreslon funded debt.. (33,790 on Interest on equipment»... 3.129 70 8«, 82) 70 Bejidt... (11,961*4 On motion of Mr Barclay, Hon. Charles C. Stockley wus elected chairman of tbe stockholders' meeting, and Robert H. Groff secretary. Election of Director». 8. E. Dickey, F. W. Schwarz and J. S. R. (Jassady were appointed judges of the election and reported the following directors elected : G. B. Roberts, Frank Thompson, John P. Green, George V. Massey, Ebe W. Tunnell, J. W. Causey, R. D. Barclay, E. W. Houston, U. W. Covington, T. Ashton, G. W. Bishop, D S. New hall, F. I). Howell, John Walter Smith, Dr. Nathan Pratt. Organization of Director», On motion of Mr. Barclay, George P. Roberts was elected president of tha board of directors: Frank Thompson, vice president; Robert H. Goff, secretary After the meeting was adjourned, the directors and stockholders went on a special train to Cape Hcnlopen City, where they partook of a sumptuous re past and sniffed tho freBh sea breezes that blew straight from across the broad bosom of the blue Atlantic. A NEW PATROL WAGON. It Arrived From Philadelphia Last Nlglit and I» on Duty To-Day. "Patrol No.2" arrived from ltsjmaker», Fulton and Walker Company, of Phila delphia, last evening. It is painted neatly and presents a handsome appear ance. Its cost Is $400, and was ordered by the Police Commissioners on May 22. The paraphernalia connected with are two stretchers to be used in case of accident. Four posts on the inside of the wagon are in such position tbat a stretcher can be hung so that the jolt of the wagon will not disturb the patient. There are canvas spreads to be used tn case ef firs. Persons on bnildings can jump in them without fear of Injury. A patent canvas top can be put on and taken off at pleasure. There 1 b a foot gong on tbe bottom of the bed, as well as straps by which unruly prisoners can be held down. Railings finished in brass are on each side. A lamp is on either aide. it The old wagon will be repaired and used In case of emergency and on busy aud rainy days. The new wagon was put in use this morning. Visiting Odd Fellow». Fifty-seven members of Hope Lodge, I. O. O. F. of this city, went to Plladel pliia last evening as the guests of Teutonic lodge. They were met at the depot and escorted to the Teutonic hall by a band. At the ball addresses were made by several members and a dinner was served. a a Nerve of His Face Removed. Coutable Jam»s F. Porter of Newport, has returned from Philadelphia, where he had an operation performed in th« Hahnemann Hospital A part of the nerve on the right side of Ills fane waa removed by experts in that institution. He Is One of the Finest. The ignorance of a new police officer called the whole fire department out last night, instead of sending in report from the police box at Seventh and Lom bard streets, he went to Eighth and Lombard streets, and struok fire alarm box No. 115. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. —The sloop James N. Carey, of Milton, DeL, is unloading wood at Orange street wharf. —City Treasurer Joseph K. Adams Is again confined to Ills home by rheumatism. -Carp are bridge and are -Sirs. Margaret A. Wooters, aged S7 years, died at her home, No. 807 Jofferson street, yesterday. -Mrs. Maria Lovett Baker, aged 83 years, died at her home at Augustine Mills yester day of paralysie. —Miss Annie Schwader, a nurse at the Del return to her C ntiful about. Third street ng caught by the hundred. aware HoHtiital ha» resigned, to home at Altoona. Macleley M.E. Church beyond Third street bridge is holding a strawberry festival in the tent back of the church. —A horse attached to a milk wagon ran away on West Front street this morning scattering the milk cans as it -vent. —Robert Serson has returned from a trip down the bay with a load of black sand for the Diamond 8 täte Match Company. —The Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company Is building a handsome new stone station at Pocopson. It Is almost completed. —The Brandywine Granite Company's barge No. 4 in tow of the tug Oriole took m load of stone to League Island above Phila- delphia. - An application for a license for a circus in ibis city on June 17, was made to Chief of Po- lice l'olsn. this morning, by an advance agent of Robinson's menagerie. —Uarrett Smith, of Greenwood, had his right foot amputated at the Delaware Hospl rday. He had been suffering with narcosis. A strawberry festival and musicale under tin- auspices of the ladies of the Second B»* tisi Church,-will be held in the chapel. Ninth and Franklin streets, this evening. Tlie Second Baptist Mission will give a strawberry festival in tbe old Second Baptist Church, corner of Fourth ami French streets this evening. It will also continue to morrow evuniug.