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WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1898.
BELLAH & CO. FAILURE.
The Place Now in the Hands
of Sheriff Gould.
WARNER THE HEAVIEST CREDITOR.
His Judgment is for #25,000- Two Other
Aggregating #1,000- Several
Credit urn Not Vet Heard From—Levy
Mitde Vestenliiy Afternoon.
Hellab & Co., wholesale dealers in iron
and steel, have failed. Sheriff Gould
made a levy on tbe property and closed
up tbe store house at Third and French
streets at 4 30 o'clock yesterday after
noon. The facts of the failure and levy
were known to comparatively few persons
until this morning when customers and
creditors found tbe place in the hands of
the appraisers appointed by the sheriff.
The levy was made on a judgment of
A. D. Warner, vice-president and
treasurer of the Charles Warner Com
pany, Mrs. E, J. Poole and Mrs. Mary C.
Sheriff Gould had the writ in his hands
for several days before he served it.
While he did not deny that there was
another big failure in prospect he re
fused to divulge the name of the firm
Immediately after he seized the place
he appointed E. O. Kettlewood and W.
H. Gibbous appraisers. They are familiar
with the stock, being clerks in the house.
They were only given one day to do the
work, and had a busy time to day.
Thomas 8. Bellah is the only member
of the firm. He is also president of t&e
Guarantee Storage and Warehouse Com
pany, the warehouse being in the rear of
the four story place of business at Third
and French streets. Both places are iu
the sheriff's hands.
Hellah Closeted With Warner.
When an Evening Journal reporter
called at tbe place of business this
morning he was informed that Mr.Bellah
was closeted with A, D. Warner at Mr.
Warner's office, and that they were
figuring on the accounts to see whether
there could be a resumption of business.
It is estimated that the two large
buildings are worth from $35,000 to
$38,000 and the stock on band about
Alfred D. Warner's judgmenf is a
personal one and amounts to $35,000.
Mrs. Mary C. Warner's claim is about
$3,000, including interest. Mrs. E. J.
Poole lives in Pittsburg, Pa , and brings
proceedings to recover $1,000. The
entire amount is money loaned to tide
Mr. Bellah over his financial troubles,
hut the depresslou in trade prevented
accomplishment of the object.
The rumor that they were snap
judgments to prevent other creditors
from recovering is authoritatively
denied. It is stated that the oldest
judgment has been on the docket for
about three years and the latest one was
entered nearly a year ago.
There are other creditors for small
amounts, but they had not secured
judgment at tbe lime of issuance of the
execution writ and levy.
Mr. Bellah may resume business, hut
he will be sold out first by his judgment
creditors Any effort which may have
been made to continue under the present
condition has fallen through.
The total liabilities of the firm cannot
be ascertained. It is understood, how
ever, that they are far in excess of the
assets. An effort was made by an Evf.ning
Journal reporter to see Mr. Bellah this
afternoou. He was informed that he
hid gone out of town. Work on the books
began to day.
A Very Old Firm.
The firm is an old one. In 1S02 it
traded under the name of Bye. Mc
Dowell & Co. ; in 1803, McDowell & Co
the place of business then be
ing at Third and King streets, where
the market-house stands; iu 1871 the
firm name was changed to Bellah & Co
in 1873, as Bellah & Elliott; in 187'J. Bel
lab. Quigley & Co. ; iu 1884, Bellah
& Co. CharlesT. Dure being associated
with Mr. Bellah. Mr. Dure died aud Mr.
Bellah never took another partner.
Warren'a Ran to Reading.
Special accommodations have been
secured by the captain of the Warren
Cycle Club for the club trip to Reading
on Sunday next. A special car has been
secured, which the bicycles and wheel
men can occupy. It will be attached to
the train, which will leave tue Wilming
ton and Northern depot. Water and
French streets at 7.15. This will be
slow run aud "the run" of the season
All unattached riders are invited to join.
The run to "Y'ellew House," nine miles
out from Reading will no donbt be
pleasant one. Dinner will be secured
the latter place. Many Wilmington
wheelmen will go.
'Edwin Month's Funeral.
The funeral arrangements for the
bnrial of Edwin Booth were completed.
Services will he held in the Church
the Transfiguration in New Y'ork to
morrow morning. Bishop Potter will
officiate, assisted by Rev. Dr. Houghton
and Rev. Dr. Bispbam, of Washington.
The body of the great actor will then
taken to Boston and interred in Mt.
Gallagher Felt a Little Dizzy.
The statement that Levy Court Com
missioner John J. Gallagher crossed
Washington street bridge yesterday
incorrect. He walked as far as
planks were laid, looked into tbe chasm
beyond, experienced a sensation of ver
tigo and tnrned back.
Letters on Southard's Fstate.
Register of Wills Cooch has granted
letters testamentary upon the estate
Stephen 8. Southard, late of Wilmin
ton, to Augustus and Stephen S Sont
ard, Jr., executors. The testator made
several public bequests.
For the Firemen's Tournament
Th« Delaware State Firemen's Associa
tion will meet in tbe Delaware engine
house to-night and considerable business
will be transacted relating to
tournament and parade which will
held in this city in October.
Archibald Given Reiter,
Archibald Given the well-known
tired contractor and builder, had a
vere attack of heart trouble at bis borne.
No. 847 Tatnall street, last evening.
is somewhat better to-day.
WEST CHESTERITES CRY "LYKCH RIM'
George Glenn Man hen the Annallant of
111m Daughter to the «lall lit the l'oint of
West Chester, Pa , June 8.—The i)
year old daughter of George Glenn
Peuushury, was dragged into a woods
and outraged by the hired man. At the
point of a revolver Glenn made the man
walk to West Chester yesterday where
be was lodged in jail. There is much
excitement in the neighborhood and
threats of lynching were indulged in.
Time for a Compromise.
The chancellor will not rentier a de
cision in the case of Leo vs. Fahey for
several uays. Counsel are trying to
compromise theTnatter and the chancel
lor is giving them every opportunity.
William Johns Cut ou the Head.
William Johns, colored, engaged in a
fight last night and was cut about the
head by his antagonist. His wounds
were dressed by Dr, M. J. Hughes.
WOMEN MAKE A RUSH.
FAIR SPECTATORS IMITATE STRONG
Amt Carry With Them the I'oUceraen
Who Attempted ti
Keep Them Out of
the Court Room This Morning at the
New Bedfoud, Mass., June 8.—The
court house wasopened^ before the regu
lar time this morning, aud at the main
entrance tbe inquisitive females, who
had swallowed their breakfasts hur
riedly, or dispensed with them entirely,
made one of the prettiest rushes ever
seen outside of college premises.
The two blue-coated repiesentatives
of the local police were carried off their
feet and whirled along with tbe resist
less petticosted surge from below until
several deputy sheriffs jumped down to
their rescue aud turned the tide.
The result was that the pushers were
kept out entirely while those who acted
in a fairly decent manner were allowed
the coveted privilege of fighting for
Miss Borden was in her seat fifteen
minutes before the court came in and
eagerly looked over the [contents of a big
official looking envelope which she
afterward passed to Governor Robinson.
AH her counsel were early on hand aud
the jury were in their seats before conn
sei for the prosecution showed up at all.
Just as the court came in and tbe
crier was making his proclamation. Miss
Borden was passing from her seat in the
dock to a seat within the bar enclosure*
beside her counsel. She was obliged to
stand beside Judge Blodgett while the
crier was talking.
Dr. Bowen was put on the stand. He
denied that he had ever said Mrs. Borden
died of( fright or in a faint. Cross-ex
amination by Adams brought out the
fact that tbe witness had pre
scribed morphine for the prisoner to
allay nervous excitement, first in ordi
nary doges, afterward in double doses,
continued to the time of her arrest and
'afterward when in the station-house and
before tbe examination at tbe inquest,
aud that morphine so prescribed had
tendency to effect the memory and pro
duce hallucination. The examination
lasted little over an hour.
Bridget Sullivan was recalled at 10.10
and put under rigid cross examination
by ex-Oovernor Robinson. She denied
that she saw Lizzie in tears when she
called her down stairs, just after the
murder and denied she iiad ever stated
so, as shown by her testimony in the
preliminary hearing. Mrs. Churchill
was called at 10.30,
MR. EARLEY'S SIDE OF THE TROUBLE
What H© Say© About the Twelfth Ward
Difficulty, at Last Saturday's Elec
James T. Earley, in an interview with
an Evening Journal reporter said this
morning, in regard to the trouble at the
Third election district polls of the
Twelfth ward, last Saturday.
"I was chairman of the inspectors
the polls. The trouble began early
tbe day, whep three illegal votes were
cast. Each of them was cast ou frauda
ient tax receipts. 1 told the officers
that they were such and said if they
accepted them 1 would have them ar
"Adam Harris came up to vote aud
had one of these receipts. 1 took it and
laid it on the table so that anyone in the
room could see it. 1 would not allow
Harris to vote and had him arrested."
''Anderson,somotiml afterward, j umped
up and demanded that he see that tax
receipt, and said that if he did not that
no more voting would go on at those
polls, at tbe same time placing his hand
over the ballot box.
"I said, 'you get It if yon can.' I told
him to sit down as ho was interfering
with the election. He would not and
called in Officer Leach. I ordered
arrest and Leach doubled my authority.
I read him the authority of inspectors
Then Anderson said, T ordered.his arrest.'
1 said you will have to get a warrant
"Anderson was then taken out and
crowd met him at the side of tbe bouse
and told him not to go. 'I will die here
before I go,' Anderson hallooed,
"He then came in the door and
manded the tax receipt again and struck
me in the face. We clinched and were
pulled apart by three officers. 1
Leach again that he would have to arrest
him. When Anderson and the officer
got outside again his comrades told
not to ride in the patrol. He declared
would not ride in the patrol wagon, then
they took him to a wagon and sent
to the City Hall."
Excavating Carts Oll'eutive.
Persons living iu tbe neighborhood
Tenth and Market streets complain
the offeusiveness of the odorless excava
ting carts which are stored in the rear
Friendship Engine House
is particularly bad during the waim
Donned Their New Uniforms.
This morning tbe letter-carriers donned
their summer uniforms. They consist
a regulation suit of gray material,
light weight and helmet on the front
which is the number of the carrier.
The High Tariff Chief Re-1
KING M KINLEÏ TALKS.
nominated for Governoi.
PTf 1 ty A v tm nnr nunna auto
BIG DAY IN LOLUMEUB, ÜU1U.
Christopher CoI'm Hig Niunpinkf Town
All Astir With Itepuhllriiii*. Span
ish Colors ami
for the Demonstration to the
Veragua Republicans Rally.
COL UM bus, Ohio, June 8.— When the
delegates to the Republican State Con
ventiou got out of doors this morning
they found every business block on High
street from the Liuou depot up to the
State House grouuds, and far beyond,
ily decorated with bunting, stars and
stripes aud streamers that were different
in color aud design to anything they bad
Some of them thought that
this was a surprise on tlie part of the
citizens by way of a recognition of tbe
prospective re-nomination of Governor
McKinley by acclamation, but they were
undeceived with the information that
these strange looking Hags with the
royal colors of Spain and that the
gorgeous attire of the thoroughfares
wa s intended as a compliment to the
Duke of Veragua and his party.
Präsident Hu aelirrt«'. w.,«.rh
A few minutes after 10 o clock General
Grosvenor called the convention to order.
A hearty greeting was accorded Hon, II.
M. Daugherty when he was introduced
as nermanent chairman ami in recoc-ni
as permanent cuauman, an.l in recognl
tionof tbe cordiality, be limited bis
speech to three minutes. He said: ''We
believe in tbe sincerity of onr leaders, a
few of them may be here to day, but
notify the Democratic party that they
must face them iu the tight and they
will be with us at the finish sharing in
"When we young men of the party
have forgotten the prayers our mothers
taught us and tlie advice our fathers
gave us, then, and not until then can the
Democratic party even attempt to teach
us that the doctrines for which Lincoln,
Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Blaine, Harrison,
the Shermans, Foraker and McKinley
fought, were wrong and that the pre
tensions of Cleveland are right. The
Repubiicau party stands for a money too,
and believes that any dollar should go
nations. Governor McKinley s name
was presented by Colonel Bob Nevins,
Dayton, and seconded by Senator J. W.
Nichols, of Belmont. There were
other nominations, and the governor
was declared the nominee, amid a scene
of wild enthusiasm. The committee
was appointed to conduct him to the
ball aud a few moments later be made
his appearance He was greeted with
cheers prolonged for sêveral moments.
lug the nomination expressed his grati
tude for the Republican party's renewed
expression of confidence. He ssid
party would enter into the coming cam
paigu with a challenge to the Demo
cratic party for discussion upon both
state aud national issues.
as far to buy bread for the poor man as
any other dollar will go to buy bonds for
"We are not despondent, and do not
believe that the devil and the Democratic
jarty can destroy the country while the
republican party lives to fight them
"Oar good women of this country can
sell enough chickens aud eggs alone
break the Bank of England, aud in ad
ditiou to that, pay the country's de
feuders liberal aud deserving pensions
Ent him Ihr tu Over the New Platform.
The report of the committee on reso
luttons was next in order. It was read
by Congressman O. W. Unllck, of l 1er
mont. Each plank was loudly ap
Tbe decks were now cleared for uomi
The Tarifl King Speaks.
Later—G overnor McKinley in accept
After a brief review of state affairs
the governor said: "The national admin
istratiou has done nothing thus far,
except to create in the minds of buslnese
men a deep distrust. The financial situ
ation which for the most part
prevailed since the fourth
March has not been improved,
nor lias the financial stringency been
relieved by anything the national
administration lias said or done, It
announced no policy, suggested no
lief and given no sign of its disposition
or ability to restore confidence, stop
outflow of gold to foreign countries
the contraction which has taken place
home. The one hundred million of gold
reserve which Mr. Cleveland, in bis
administration, set apart as a sacred
fund to redeem the greenbacks,
which sum he dedicated to that purpose
and no other, baa been the first, slug
ularly enough, to encroach upon it—the
first to drop below the hundred million
line which he himself had established
the only line of safety.
"If it is true, as the administration
boldly claims, that our financial distress
is occasioned by tbe silver purchase
which requires the government to
4,500,000 ounces of silver every month
and issue Treasury notes therefore,
why does not the administration convene
Congress and repeal that law?"
and see what the Democrats will do
the tariff,but (he waiting and tlje anxiety
end the uncertainty is paralyzttion.
general revision upon a British free
basis must take place if they do
they promised in 1893, and upon which
promises they claim their victory
won. F.very'vestige of protection from
laboring man and Indu .tries of the United
Slates must be withdrawn and a
trade must be inaugurated.''
In tbe course of bis remarks Governor
McKinley spoke of the Democrats
having a gold President and silver
gress; declared that party to be
such a condition of inharmony that
could accomplish nothing The partv.be
said, was divided over the distribution
office, disturbed with the tariff
We Can Only Walt
widely separated on the money question.
No Objections to Forging the Koll.
On the attitude of the Democratic
party pension question the governor
said "War is to be waged upon the
pensioners of the country. No honest
man will object to a purging of this roll
of all who are unworthily there. Every
case must rest upon its own facts. I do I
not object to unworthy men being I
stricken from the roll, if there are I
such, but 1 do object) to the impres
I sion which in some quarters is being
I tbis w hole pension business
is a fraud. I
Much Detter Than Standing Armies.
"No outlay of the government is more
I worthily bestowed or more widely dis
I tributed than the money which goes to
I the soldiers of the country in the form
I of pensions. It should be remembered,
I too. that pensions are better than stand
I in« armies, are>ss expensive and more |
"The Republican party believes what I
it teaches aud practices what it preaches,
I j, waH organizediu conviction and has suc
I ceeded because iu all Its years It has had I
I convictions. It'does not, profess one
I siting aud do ^another. it lias couvage
and stands by its principles just as faith
fully, just as loyally after defeat,as after
"Our principles are not epbemernl, but
. / . *
eternal. They are part and parcel of tbe
foundation and fabric of our govern-1
, , , ,
I ment - "hey made us what wo are—the
I freest and best government in the world ;
I they will keep us there if cherished aud
I observed. A free aud impartial bc'lot
I without taint of fraud or cor
ruption. which is the constitutional
I ballot, and must be accorded to
I pver y c (tizen who lives under the
I constitution and lias the protection of
I the Hag. Next, a protective tariff.
American in every provision, patriotic ln
every paragraph, which shall defend the
I. ' 1 d ' 6 * j . American
uborer . which shaM aecuro to him the
highest wages aud largest opportun!
I ties : which shall preserve our home
11 market the most profitable in the world
to our farmers and our manufacturers;
I which shall make every foreign product
I free to ns which we cannot produce, and
I which shall tariff every foreign product
I which we can produce and the successful
production of which requires it.
I T ),«n Reciprocity and Hound Currency.
I ,, Th rai-lnmnltv -i.i-j, „i.-ii „„„„I
Then reciprocity, which shall open
0,lr market to noB Competlllng foreign
products in return for the free admission
I of the products of American farms and
I factories. Then a sound currency
I whether gold or sliver or paper, as good
I as the best currency iu the world, and
I under national and not state regulation
dollar which does
pointed .lames J. Toner to lie Iniml-1
— James ,J.
was to-day ap-1
Captain Charles H. Gallagher, a well
known Republican wire puller and ward
mlclan of Water Department fame,
of I „ ,, . . .
has been hidden away
no in bis Y rk oflue for
I ^ number of years hut let out the cat
I when he came here during the last cam*
I paigu to manage a gang of paid Italians
in t i, eir effort to buy out the Italian
, _ . , . , «
I James J. loner is a merchant of New
Castle and is about 35 years old. He
line looking and affable
and has few enemies and
I many friends. He was defeated for
I sheriff by petty political jealousies, but
I ila<1 '• r, ° 0 »I tbe Democratic
' " omina t ion f° r sheriff,
A Free nml Impnrtltil IL» I lot.
I We want no coin
I not measure up to full one
I cents iu value."
I i-rmlUeiit Cleveland This Horning Ar
TONER SUCCEEDS GALLAGHER
THE NEW CASTLE MAN GETS A FINE
Brant Inspector at New York.
Washington, June 8.
I Toner, of Delaware,
I pointed immigrant inspector,
Mr. Toner was appointed to succeed
The Falcon Will lie Io Philadelphia
I About June as to Take Him to Green-)
I Lieutenant R. E Peary, U. S. N., Is at
I the Hotel Bartholdi, Philadelphia. He
j s j n the city making final preparations
has I f or a trip to the Arctic regions
of "Mv ship, the Falcon, is expected on
I j une 25 at Philadelphia," he said this
I morning, "It will be in New York
day or v ^- 0 i a t er . The supplies and ln
has I gtruments will bo taken on board at this
re I c ity. In the cargo there will be three
tons of pemmican, now on storage
the I ljj 6 Brooklyn Navy Yard. 1 expect
and arrive at my destination on the west
at I coa8 t 0 f Greenland about the lost week
I j n July,
I "My headquarters will be ou Whale
j sound, in latitude 77 deg. 45 min. north.
and The ship will land my party, consisting
I 0 f about twelve persons, besides myself
I an< i our supplies, ami will leave
j there. We will stav in the Arctic
I regions for about two'years. While
as I are there wo expect to do much import-I
I a „t work. We will try to settle several
I gtograpbicai questions. We expect
I determine the limit of the archipelago,
law I f 0 gu up the gap on the west coast
buy I Greenland and to fix many important
I boundaries "
then I _
I Her »spud'* Flew «ot.
I _ ... _ n _I
„ Tbe Y-lu dr *f
E. V. Whit© left the Christiana this
with I morning for Chester. Pa . wnere she
will do work for the Keystone Piaster
A I Company. While at work In the ^hri
trade c J!JL b ed"into tlie oHot*house ° U * U
what cr,l8bed ^0 the pilot hone».
_ „ .. . ... ...
was . '-»•«'■ng the Authorities.
the I _ Th J 8 Inorn ' ,1 B 8 session of the Superior
Çourt was consumed by E. J. Bradford
free " ,ad!r, ff »nthorities bearing on tberase
?.L°T> en T B , thtl m 5£ or
ut f C °, U "'* ^nnrrow*
as | wl11 nut E° to tlle J llry bBforB tomorrow.
Con-I , „ ... ,
in Inspecting tlie B. A O.
it I Major L Johnson, Division Supervisor
W. A. Pratt and Train Dispatcher Barran,
of I of tbe Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
and | passed over their lines yesterday on
PEARY WILL SOON DEPART.
I annual inspection tour.
I cepted him."- New Y'ork Ureas.
• He used to say there was nothing too
for her, but it seems there was nothing
bad for her. either." "Ho* »y "She
He Will Be Ousted From
Office Oil Saturday,
SUPREME OOONOIL IN CHICAGO.
It Will Take Summary Steps Against
the Mayor am! Supreme Master of K»
rh«M|iier Mr, Willey Dosed the Com
pass In a Very Tew Days.
On Saturday the Supreme Council of
the Supreme l«odge of the World. Km flit
of Pythias, will meet iu Chicago on the
most extraordinary business that ever
necessitated a meeting of that executive
body. The Supreme Council embraces
every officer of the Supreme I aid ge ami
exercises all the functions of that body
between stated sessions. Supreme
I Chancellor W. W. Blackwell will pre
I tine of the first things to bo done is to
| officially report to tbe council tbe failure
o( U R. Robinson & Co., the loss of tbe
I ? f abo t ut
I Mayor Willey s failure to make good the
I aInonnt and rafllHa , to hand iu re8)|t .
nation when requested so to do by
I Supreme Chancellor Blackwell,
j This will he followed by Mayor Wii
| '"J 8 expulsion from his office
I P reine master of t he exchequer.
I who were in \\ llminglon constitute
» large part of the Supreme Council and
| ,bl,y were unanimously In favor of his
I expulsion after lie refused to resign.
I Fhov expressed the belief that Mayor
I Willey was trying to protect himself
I ana bondsmen at the expense of the
I supremeLodge and Supreme (ban cel lor
I Blackwell told an Evening JOURNAL re
I PJ> rt8 . that If Inveatlgatlon proved that
I Mayor \\ illey had misappropriated or
I misapplied the funds In any way, they
I wou ' d bring against him every criminal
I la "', aTa , „. ....
| M-bmiI# William Simmons, of this
I cl, y' bas teen offered the office of
I 9U P> eme master of the exchequer. T he
I !f. ui f r waa made b y Supreme Chancellor
I i iJ?"'I JT P . r i ÖHön ji ed 1 18 unaul
I ( ° t j t 1 (t e ^ Slmmona'refnsed *to
Î ™. , f; Mr ' tmmonii refused to
give a definite answer until Mayor Willey
bad been removed It is very probable
I lUttt wm De electea -
I Mayor Willey knows that he cannot
I pacify his angry colleagues, and It is not
I dkely that he will goto Chicago simply
1 ,0 be ousted from an honorable office
I which he has filled for so many years
I *»d which tenure lias ended so iguomiu
I iously for him and so disastrously for the
I order which reposed confidence In him.
The Supreme Lodge officers feel that
the mayor is playing a game of duplicity
at the expense of the order. Since they
have learned that the "$40,000 worth of
real estate" is only listed at $(i,000 aud
has an 18,000 mortgage on it; and that
the mayor has turned over to his sureties
the $44 000 worth of Wilmington Dental
Company stock, they have been more
Incensed than ever before. They feel
i ba t, there is "something rotten in Den
I mark," and will endeivor to find out
I what it 1». In order to do so Mayor Willey
I w jn l la vo to bo expelled from Ids Supreme
Ledge office. The men mean business,
and when the mayor awakes on Sunday
he will doubtless have intelligence that
be was deposed on Saturday afternoon.
In the meantime all Supreme Lodge
I money is being withheld from him. There
I is from $15.000 to $i.'(l,0tK) cash iu band,
but it will never reach the mayor
I hupreme Chancellor Blackwell and
w D Ke „ nfdy iuspector of tb
I uniformed rank, sre now In Indianapolis
j attending the sens ion of the Indianapolis
I Grand Lodge. From Indianapolis they
I K° to Chicago. Dispatches sent from
| lnbiana 8tat « f bat the "'*7°*. w "!
I only be expelled from office and subjected
1 10 civ11 #ud crimi,lal 8,ll t«. but also that
I an effort will be made to expel him from
I the order. It is said that the last step
I could only be taken by his subordinate
| lodge here,
■ jj an y p ergous w j, 0 b ave kept the rnu
| 0 ( Mayor Willey's utterances since the
Tit«* lllfl'erenre la the Morning*
Robinson failure cannot understand the
change of tune. For instance, on May
18, an Evsniko Journal reporter
called on the mayor and asked him for
I statement. His reply to the request
I "All 1 can say is that I am fully se
I cured Neither the Supreme Lodge nor
I "T bondsmen will lose a cent 1 got
I $40.000 worth of real estate and securi
1 1,88 woftl 1 $-l®.000 on their face. I have
I oll| y icceived two telegrams from the
| officers of the Supreme Lodge, and they
a I WBre in rp P'y to telegrams I sent inform
I ini B 'f 11 '" 1 tbat 1 ,'* ad secured tbe order
• from * "on l know whether or not
I *J>® other creditors will try to upset the
in I transfer. 1 don't see how they can.
to I was a bona fide debt, and there, was noth
| in R Irregular about It. Further than
I th ' 8 • haT *' nothing to say, acting, as
I do. under advice from my attorney,
I feel perfectly secure both for the lodge
I m V l , ondBm**n, a.nd tba.t Is about
I 1 l ' an sa y' an y how
I In this connection the mayor made the
ns I following statement to a Morning News
we I "It is true that I had a large sum
money belonging to the Knights
I Pythias deposited with the firm, bat
to I is secured by real estate wholly within
I tbe city limits aud by collateral seenri
of 1 ties worth more than the amount de
I posited and easily converted into cash."
I The day following an Every Evening
I reporter popped the tiresome question
I F ot k * 8 »nswer from the mayor:
"The nature of the securities I hold
on their face value, above par The
I «f 11 .# K p «in n
P A ,f tbelr drafts will be bon
^ qq prMeutatioD They ar , more
I than covered in their market value.
have li8ted 'h 01 " ln "7 statement
psr whereas , f put on th# market they
would realize several thousands more."
On June 1 there was a decided change
I j n th« tenor of hia remarks. In an
t „ rTlaw be sald;
»1 felt that tbe bank was perfectly
and I safe. If 1 bad not 1 would have been
I culpable then for kep P in ff th * mon,,
tbt , re The loss was like a thunderclap
I out of a clear sky to ms.
"To resign would be a quasi admission
I that I had done something wrong. 1
not going to resign. 1 know what they
will do, and they have the power to
an | it. I know the extremes to which
will go. I have done nothing wrong,
and when a man feels his conscience
good -i. ar v, B can do
at- 1 prudence would dictete.
I "You assert that Mr. Robinson did
tell you last year that the fund was so
largo that it should be permanently In
vested and not entrusted to the care of
"lie never told me an
kind l have always said
while 1 was not a Democrat in politics, I
was opposed to a surplus. 1 repeatedly
stated that, 1 deposited the money, but
It was lost, and through no fault of I
"Do you deny the charge that there Is I
collusion between you and your bonds- | 11
nything of the
, however, that, |
"Ye», emphatically. I have cnly seen
one of my • bondsmen since Ibis
trouble occurred. 1 am being guided by
tbe advice of my counsel." •
"Did be advise you to turn over yoor,
Dental Company stock to your bonds I
men Instead of to tbe Supreme isidge t" I
• No, 1 did that before I engaged
counsel. 1 would rather work my shirt I
oil my back than have any man pay
money for me. 1 never have allowed a
man to do It and never want to, I bave I
done nothing wrong. It was nothing I
but an error In judgment. I pul tbe I
money there and 'it Is gone. That is I
all there Is «bout it " I
all there is «bout H. 1
THE FAITHFUL ANIMALS DEPRIVED |
ORSES MUST BE WATERED.
OF THE SUSTAINING DRINK.
During tbe recent heated term there I
was much complaint from horse owners, I
especially market men and farmers, I
about the poor facilities iu Wilmington I
for watering thelreleeds. The faithful I
creatures have been deprived of tbe re I
WUiiilngt ou Fountain Society W'ltl Make
Another Attempt to Have the Fountain.
I'laced In lue for Siitferlng Hunih
freshing ami sustaining cold water be
cause the city fountains were so dry
that, should the town take lire, they
would be the first to burn.
Probably the only cold water available
for public uses was that in the City Hall I
fountain ami Tat nail street sptiug. At I
these there was a constant procession of I
vehicles going to and fro
waiting tor t lie turns for tbelr
horses to drink during the three I
hot days Especially was this noticed at I
the City Hall fountain. I
A it hough no action has been taken to I
improve affairs, the Wilmington Fonn I
tain Society lias come to the front with « |
proposition that will bring matters to au I
Issue. Tills morning the society Issued I
the following appeal: I
"Wilmington, Del June« 181)3 I
"It is with much regret that the Wii |
mington Fountain Society notices a fall j
iiiir oil of InUTeHt lu its work by our I
"Since tlie society was organized the I
territory to bo covered by our work bas
very materially increased and our mem .
berabip liât, which orginally was com-I
posed of many of our older aud more I
philanthropic townspeople, Las steadily j
decreased by death, thereby preventing 1
ns making tbs increase in new fountains
that the growth of the city demands.
"Wo notice when frequently passing I
onr fountains during the warm weather I
that they are constantIv being used by
the owners and drivers with their
horses, and we are surprised that our I
i-rs throughout the city take
..rest In maintaiug them, aud .
would make this urgent appeal ito 1
you,as an owner of horses, or one in I
directly interested iu their welfare, that I
yon connect yourself with onr society as 1
a member, the annual dues being but $3, I
ur if you prefer, send ns a contribution I
towards immediately putting the present I
fountains In ; use. and If possible make I
some increase in their number for tbe I
nnsupplled portions of our city. I
"The object Is a deserving one anil
sbould meet with a prompt and hearty I
response from you, and any amount you I
may see fat to favor us with should b*>
sent to our treasurer, William Poole, No.
tlOl Market street, who will prompiy
acknowledge the same
"William Can hit. President."
MUSICIANS SING AND PLAY.
I'lranine Snctnufnl Munirai» Hy
Die Choir of Fpivurth Church.
Fully 500 people assembled in Epworth
M B Church last night, the handsome
East Side edifice, to hear the grand
musicale by the church choir. Thirty
three well trained singers sat upon an
elevated stage and sang seven fine sacred
The choir was led by Choir
master King and the chotnses were snog
with much expression and enthusiasm.
J. M. Davidson played tlie Ante solo
"Serenade," by Schubert, and as
encore he played Schu-1
hurt's pretty cradle song, including
many pleasing airs. Miss Resile Kuutz
recited in excellent style the humorous
composition "Aunt Melissy on the Boys "
Mrs. George Gardner sweetly sang the
contralto solo "Calvary " Mrs. Gardner
has an exceedingly fine voice, and the
solo was one of tbe pleasing numbers of
the program. Another fine special feature
was the dnet by Fred W, Beaston and
Miss Ella Nowell.
Professor Frank Stuebgen artistically
played tbe violin solo "Elegie by Ernst,
Professor Stuebgen was recalled, and by
request be played the sprightly solo, ar
ranged by himself, entitled "Sounds
Noble F. Hadley and Mrs W. P.
Saxton were tbe accompanists, .—
former playing organ and tbe latter
piano Mrs. Saxton played a tiue accom
pauiment to each solo During the even
ing Mrs Marv Gee, Mrs. Isaac Jewell,
John A Booker. C. E. Meutzer
and Mrs. Gardner saug 80 l 0
parts. Mrs. Gee's solo was especially
pleasing. A silver collection was taken
and $'20 in cash was turned over into the
. ,, . ... .. ,
The «-bool teachers of the city received
their checks to-day.
-State Councilor Krank W. Pierson will in-1
stltuleaeouncll of the JuuiorOrder of United
American Mechanics In Odd Fellow« HaU. on
the Highlands, U.U evening Members of the
ordei will meet at state Council headquarters,
No Sit.i Market street, at 7.15 p. m., to take
Two More Cricket Games.
The Delaware Field Club has two
cricket fixtures for the season,
are games at Elsmere, June 24, with
Germantown 1 Zuigari; July 39 with
Eddystone, which was recently organized.
Tbe game next Saturday at Elsmere will
be with Haverford.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
MANY 0FFI0EB8 WERE ELECTED
or the Knitting Year—An Address My
ez-Goveruor Prince, 'of New Mexico,
on Missionary Work In the West.
More Churches Needed Hut Funds
Scarce What the Convention Hid.
DELEGATES GO HOME.
Adjourns This Morning.
_ „ , , ^
lie Episcopal Diocese of Delaware con
TBI,ed a K ain »t J o clock yesterday after
"f"; lbe report of the diocesan and
"'""'"nary committees was read by Hev.
.. . ,
, Kev - u "■ Armstrong bus removed
^ om ,^ nre a " d Kev - H. L. 0. Uraddon
_° n ?* elawareClty. Hev. George Gass
n J' r * ,M '«■gun b ' B ministry at the latter
place andI Kev l ercival C Pyle has been
appointed misston.ry at 8t. Georges,
nd , an Kiv „ r Mll 8t John th> „ f,'
Francis G. DuPont resigned his office
of secretary and treasurer and Joseph
Swift was chosen secretary and John 8.
Urohe treasurer. The treasurer last year
received $1,11*4 81, and there is a balance
of $318 sis,
For lack of funds there are
places that are without even occasional
ministrations of the churches.
The trustees' report of t he diocese was
read by the secretary, George H. Bates.
11 showed an increase in t rust property
since tbe last report. A history was read
°T the fund for the endowment of the
episcopate | A resolution was handed In
by Dr. Burton from the vestry of 8t.
Peter s Church, Lewes, asking that the
interest on the amount owed by the
paDsl 1 be reduced from 0 to 4 per cent.
A discussion followed, and the matter
was laid on the table.
A resolution was offered by Rev.
George M. Dame acknowledging tbe gift
of Bisbopsteud aud thanking the
Resolutions of regret on the retire
m< ' n t of Dr. Lit tell were adopted. Rev.
J. C. Kerr was given a seat and a vote in
the convention. Tbe convention then
adjourned until !t o clock this morning,
Bishop Coleman read bis annual ad
yesterday afternoon. In his open
remarks he expressed his gratitude
for the many tokens of sympathy and
•"•'•'tlon received by him during his
strictions. Reference was made to
death* In the past year, the bishop say
iug of Phillips Brooks that to his mind
l,ls unaffected modesty was his most
conspicuous characteristic. He referred
tot ho death of Colonel Henry B. Judd,
e JnstlceB Cosie^yN &nd Robinson, I.
W. J. Adams, Nathan el Williams, Miss
Marg'retta Gibbs, 1 r. Hugh Martin,
Mrs. Orr and William P. Cresson.
Speaking of the gift of Blshopstead
i® to be tre borne of the bishop
Delaware, ami no situation could be
* ouu ° more appropriate and satisfactory
(ur V" 8 purpose. I know of no Episcopal
residence iu America which for national
surroundings aud for general convenl
e "''*' 8 e T la,s especially when the
adjoining beautiful chapel is taken into
conslderslion. 1 he associations with the
* at,B ^1 B * 10 P throughout this whole epis
copate give to It an additional interest
in all our minds. Tbe munificence of tbe
... . . ,,
C0U P** d with the anonymous
bestowal, will, I am sure, evoke through
°, u *' . 8 diocese a most grateful recogn
J\ on * , and many will pray for God's richest
blessing npou so devout and large
, a , benefactor,
The bishop gave a description of
®, rc " lm P roTeme uts throughout the
d ,* 8e ; t , Gu* U8 ^ church has been
finished, 8t. Barnabas, Marshallton. It
I' s I ,8r *' mBm £ r ^ ,°* a ^ evon t commuui
® aht ; " Robinson, whose tragic
death occurred Just before tbe last eon
T8I, G°»- A debt remains upon the build
Saints Church, Rehoboth, is
wt1 ** UG <,erw *V and will ho ready for use
at the beginning of tbe season. While
tke * dea tke I ,ro P<> 88 d clergy home at
the same place has been very warmly
approved, sufiicieut funds have not yet
been promised to warrant its erection.
The site is secured and the bishop is
anxious to see the building begun Imme
I Church of the Ascension, Ciaymont;
Christ Church, Christiana hundred;
«ra.ee Church, Brandywine hundred, aud
I St. Peters, l<ewes, Newark aud Newport
I churches, aud Immanuel Church, New
I Castle. Immanuel Church, Highlands,
I haa P aiJ 0,1 the debt °" it8 rectory. A
new hail has been leased'at Deimar to
Improvements have been made to the
I tske the place of the one burned aud is
I licensed tor services.
I Handsome memorial windows and
otber memorial gifts have been made to
I Did Swedes, Trinity and St. John's
I Churches, Wilmington; Christ Church,
I Dover ; St. Peters Church, Lewes; a
I bishops chair in St. Marks Church,
I Millsboro; an altar vase and hangings in
trinity Chapel, Clayton, aud a cabinet
I organ in Tfinlty Chapel, Long Neck. A
I fund for a new and more spacious church
I * iaM been started In St. Mark s, Little
I Creek. A lot has been donated
I Phillips s school bouse, Sussex county,
I Ä,ld J 8 hoped that a church will be
built tb«re before long.
I " ev ; ' harles M. Armstrong has been
I transferred to the Diocese of Pennayl
vama; Rev Henry L. C. Braddon, to_ the
I Diocese of New Jersey; Rev. J. Holwell
( , lBa r*' to D ' oce8 * Albany; Rev
William B. Gordon, to the Diocese of
I South Carolina ; Rev. Francis D. Hoskins,
P» tb « P'° < ?"„ 1 of L ? n *L v Isl ?" d; ReT ;
I „r al l c "l P' Williams, to the Diocese of
I Km' de Island.
, ReV8 ; A exinder G. Cummins. Jr.,
1 John S. Llttell, Percival C, Pyle and
I brands Q. Williams have been added by
I ordination. George S. G&ssner
I Jjj 8 rec ®' v ®jJ from the Diocese of
w * 8t Missouri. The candidates for holy
orders sre as follows; Henry D. Speak
man, Stanley F. W. Seymonds and
Francis L. Wells. At his own request
there has been removed from the list the
name of John C. IæwIs.
The following is a list of confirma
tions by the bishop: Church of the
Ascension, 3 persons; Grace Church, 5;
Old Swedes. 29; Trinity. 31; 8t. An
drew's 19; St. John's 17; Calvary. 4; St.
Michael's 9; St. Matthew's Mission,
5, Immanuel, Highlands, 10; Christ
, Church,Christiana hundred, 4 ; Immanuel.
I ,_' 3, _ .
New taetle, lb ; St. James s, Newport, 3;
St James's, Stanton, 4 ; St. Barnabas's,
j 3; St. Thomas's, 10; St. Anne's, 2 ; St.
I P n tar'a 10- Trinit» Plavtnn R- fLel.t
. 5. 7* a. d j- .
I Church, Dover, Ö, St. Pauls Chapel,
Continued on Second Fngn.
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