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Evening «journal.
The EVENING JOURNAL has
the largest bona fide circula
tion in the state.
The EVENING JOURNAL the
live advertiser's medium, cir
culates among the masse«.''
SIXTH YEAR
ONE CENT
WILMINGTON, DEL, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1894.
PEOPLE'S COLUMN.
R
B.
of
TWO Insertions of an Adver
tisement In this Column Will
Cost You Only
wm
MS
,A.WORD*
HILF WANTKU.
d» - |W| A DAY MADE, STEADY EM
T'Luv ployment guaranteed Helling house
hold necessity. Hells on sight Salary or com
mission. Clifton Hoap & Mro. Co., Cincin
uatl, O._
PER WEEK USING AND
selling Dynamos for plating
watches. Jewelry and tableware. Plates gold,
silver, nickel, etc., same as new goods.
Different sizes for agents, families and shops.
Easy operated; no experience: big profits. W.
P. HARRISON & CO.. Clerk No. 14. Colum
bus, Ohio.
$75.00
CLASS IN L. T. TAYLOR'S SYS
tern of drafting, cutting, etc., ladies'
and children's garments will begin In Wil
mington March 6. For circulars, address
Crittenden, No. 1319 Walnut street, Phila
de lphia.
ADIES WANTED,—TO WRITE AT
> home. $15 weekly: no canvassing, repl
with stamp. Miss Fannie Ft-lknor, Bout
Bend,Ind.
A
1
I ADIES CAN MAKE 510 PER WEEK AT
-J home; nncanvaftalng, no experience; send
btamp Western Fancy Goods Mfg. Co., 1203
Ch ambers street, St. Lonis, Mo.
I > EPORTERS IN EVERY TOWN NOT
IV already represented,
essential. Correspondents
wanted every where. Eithersex, Postals not
answered. AddresH Interstate Press Assocla
tlon. Indianapolis. Ind. __
■\\'A NT KO A WHITE GIRL FOR OKN
>v eral housework; no washing; German
girl preferred. Cor. Second and Market.
H. W. WOLTERS.
Experience not
and contributors
WANTETI.-A SALESMAN. $30 TO $50
» V ---ekly can be made with our goods In
an-'1oeaMa. will prove It or forfeit $1 0.00.
Salary »^commission as you prefer. The
suite o* a few hour«' work often equals a
week's «wges. Address, * MANUFACT
URERS " P. O. Box 5308. Boston. Ma«».
it -
_ SITUATIONS WANTED. _
AIT" ANTED. SITUATION AS SALESMAN
» v Agent, Collector or any position where
he can make himself useful. Address, ME
CHANIC, this office.
BOARD AND BOOMS
OARDINQ—. SECOND AND THIRD
(story front rooms. 108 East Eighth St.
AXTANTED—BOARDERS. GOOD ACOUM
»T modatlona. No. 408 East Fourth street.
_KKAl. E8TATK. _
Û I nAA--FREE ADVERTISING of
®1«VUW Real Estate (City, town or
coun try) For Hale, Exchange, Lease, Mortgage
or Wanted, under heading "The National
Real Estate Agents' Co-operative List," or
For Sale or Wanted.xtocks, Bon ts. Inventions,
Patents. Stocks of Mdse, or business of any
kind. Capital to Invest or Positions of High
Grade Wanted. Thousands of Agents every
where in U. S. obtain buyers. Homeone
wants your property. Would cost you $40.00
postage to communicate with Agents we reach.
We make this offer to an y nun «ending us 25c
In stamps for paper (weekly) Tor one month;;'
25 words ose time free tic each additional
word) for advertising under above heads.
Sample copies 10c. Save this. Address Clerk
K 3 THE INVESTMENT RECORD. 1118
Chamber of Commerce. Chicago. HUnol*
SALE.—LOW. A VALUABLE STORE
on Market street, has 34 feet
terms see W. J. FISHER, 608
Tj'OR
I property
front. For
Market street.
I jVOR SALE—A FIRST-CLASS FARM OF
1 214 acres, land In best state of cultiva
tlon, fences new, convenient to depot, schools
and churches. Building nearlv new. Wind
mill In first-class order supplying barn with
water. Hot and cold water In all parts of
the house. Apply to.T. HARVEY WHITE
MAN, attorney. No. 3 East Ninth street, WU
m ington. Del ._
I riJR SALE OR EXCHANGE-FOUR 10
' room houses. 217, 19, 21 and 23 Broome
street. Will be sold on easy terms or ex
changed for other c-.ltv pronertv. BROOME
STREET IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. No.
3 West Third street.
r T'HE LOWEST YET.-I WILL SELL 2
X frame houses'forlSSUU, clear. Rent for
$10 a month. Better call soon on W. J.
FISHER. _
tlAAWILL BUY A GOOD BRICK HOUSE
clear, Kents for $72 a year. Call
on W. J. FISHER. 8"6 Ma-ket «'reel.
ITiOR RENT —THE STORE AND DWELL
P ing 238 Madison street; a good stand for
restaurant; possession at once. Also dwell
ing, 309 Madison, 8 rooms and bath, $12.50 per
month. JAMES MONAGHAN. 418 Market St.
PERSONAL.
I ADIES' CURE YOURSELVES FUR $1.88
I J a month hjr UHve Branch. Dr. Kilmer,
S mlh Ben d,Ind ., will ee nd iQ da ys.smiiple free.
TT'REE INFORMATION ABOUT A FAMOU
JC never falling, permanent cure of all Liver
Kidney and istomach doubles sent to any ad
dress on receipt of «cent stamps by Root Bark
and Blossom, xewaik, N. J. Also rumple box
s ent fre e.
J^OTICE,
CONFIDENTIAL LOAN OFFICE,
Rooms! and 5, In the Exchange Building, cor
ner Seventh and Market streets.
advances money on real Estate
and jieraonal property of all descriptions, at
lowest rates. Private consultation room at
tached Operevenlngs until 8 o'clock.
ALSO FURNITURE STORED AT
LOWEST RATES.
-
E. [LEVY'S
BUSINESS CARDS.
AMES T. CROZIER, 2fln MADISON
stre et. Teache r of Violin and Banjo ,
T & F. BREWING COMPANY. BUT
TLERS AND BREWERS. _
1 YEA COAL for family use.
1 Extra large size, $4.50 per ton.
Ready-mixed Mortar, for all purposes, de
livered in any quantRjn ^
Phone* 118 and 283.
el
M. SOLOMON,
No. 3 W. 3d st.
Rodger* Victorien» at Washington.
The man who defeated Lyons in Wash
ington on Wednesday night was James
J Rodgers,the clever 122-pound boxer,
this city.
of
The Weather.
In the Middle States and New England Jo-da
much colder, clear weather will prevail, wit
minimum temperatures abont 8 degrees
above zero at Philadelphia and 8 below
Boston, brisk to fresh northwesterly winds of
gale force off the coasts of New England and
New Jersey, winde shilling to-night
northerly or northeasterly on the Middle
Atlantic seaboard, with cloudiness and pos
sibly enow On Sunday, In both these sec
tions, colder, partly cloudy weather, with
»light temperature change* and fresh north
erly to brisk northeasterly winds, followed
by snow and gales on the Middle Atlantic
seaboard at night, and on .Monday (langerons
northeast gal a with enow on the coasta
from Norfolk to Boston.
I.,
New York Herald Weather Forecasts.—The
lance "oold wave" was reinforced yesterday
and mo veil, to the »astward, its front over
running the Atlantic coast generally.
Iieratnre will probably fall to within three or
lour degrees of zero at New York by Sunday
morning. anil below zero in tho upper Hud
son valley The storm in the Gulf of Mexico,
though nearly stationary, is causing heavy
rainfalls In the Gulf aud Koutli Atlantic
states and will pruhabl increase dangerously
In force and move northward with
storms north of Hatteras.hy to-morrow.
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ELECTRICITY IS PEEK IEEE'S.
Capitalists From Baltimore Favor the
Project and It Is Proposed to Organize
a Company With a Capital of «500,000.
Cektbkvillb, Md., Feb. 24 —A char
ter has been prepared for an electric
railway through Queen Anne's county.
The project has been considered for soma
time by capitalists of this county and of
Baltimore
The incorporators at present men
tinned are I. B Brown, W. W. Bnsteed
and Wilmer Emory, of Centrevllle, and
R C. Davidson, Bartlett 8. Johnston, W.
B. Brooks, Jr, and William 8. Bosley,
of Baltimore. It la proposed to organize
with a capital of $500,000. The plan hat
not been fully formulated, but the in
tention Is to construct the railroad from
Centrevllle to Queenstown first and then
to extend it nortb to Cbestertown via
Churchill, andlalso'isouth 'to Love Point,
on Kent Island. Possibly there will be
branches to Denton throngh Wye Mills
and Hillsboro and also to Easton.
One of the Baltimore members, with
an expert civil engineer, recently rode
over a part of, the proposed route Both
were impressed with tlbe section of the
country and the character of the sur
face, which is such that the expense of
laying track, grading, etc., would be
comparatively small.
The accomplishment of this sehe me
would supply what seems to be a neces
sary means of communication between
the residents of the sections throngh
hlcb it is proposed to build the line
arious plans have been pnposed, but
noue were ever adopted. It Is hoped
here that the present movement will re
sult in the construction of a road, which,
it ia asserted, will give excellent returns
to the stockholders.
A
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A FAKE BEAR STORY.
AN ENERGETIC REPORTER ON A
MORNING PAPER TAKEN IN.
People of South Wilmington Startled By
the Story of u Bad Black Bear Who En
tered a Slaughter-House und Killed a
Dog-Au Advertising Scheme.
The bear story, which was published In
the Morning News of to-day under a big
bead, was a pure and unadulterated fake.
It originated in tbe brains of several men
who were after free advertising and the
credulous reporter readily took the bait
and swallowed it whole and is now tbe
laughing stock of the city. The story
published was as follows:
Tbe scene of tbe battle was the yard of
Biermann & Brothers' pork hatchery iu
South Wilmington.
About 4.30 o'clock Otto Batzd, foreman
for tbe Biermanns, was in the slaughter
house dressing some bogs for market.
While at bis work be heard a dog bark
ing and making a great commotion in tbe
yard. Hastily grasping a large mallet,
such as is used in killing bogs, Batzd
started for the yard.
On the threshold of the slaughter
house he stopped, as the sight that met
hla eyes nearly froze the blood in his
veins. Standing on his haunches was s
goad sized black bear, clawing wildly at
tbe Urge watchdog owned by the firm
Before Batzd could reach tbe bear the
animal swung one of his paws and catch
ing the dog on its side ripped the flesh
wide open. The dog retreated, but im
mediately tackled the bear again.
Batzd thought it time to take a band.
He stepped into tbe yard, and as he did
so the bear left tbe dog and made a rash
for tbe man, who v/as by tbls time near
tbe middle of tbe yard. The batcher
stepped forward to meet the bear,
which was rushing forward, but sud
denly moved to one side. The bear did
not have time to change [its coarse, and
as it passed Batzd he raised his hammer,
swung ~ m it with full
landed it in tbe middle of the
bear's back. Tbe blow slightly stunned
the animal, and it sank on its knees.
Tbe bear was not an instant off its feet
The dog was attacking It from behind
and it again turned its attention to the
canine, causing it to retreat behind the
bouse with the bear following it Batzd
followed the two animals, and swinging
his hammer again hit the bear on tbe
jaw. Tbe bear sank on its knees again,
and before it eonld regain its feet Batzd
bad bit it twice on the forehead,crashing
iu its skull and killing it.
The dog was so badly injured, where
tlie bear's claws bad cut into lia body,
that Batzd killed it to put it out of us
misery.
Batzd skinned tha bear and hung the
carcass *np in the slaughter-house,
brought toe skin to tha bouse of a friend
where it is on exhibition. Tbe bear
weighed between 150 and 200 pounds,
and was an animal of great strength.
No sensible person eonld read the
above story and believe it. The idea
that a bear eonld walk throngh
any part of a city settled as
thickly as South Wilmington Is
is (preposterous. Several people living
in tbe vicinity were interviewed by a
reporter tbls morning and rone of them
had heard of tbe bear. Otto Betz, for
that is tbe name of the alleged bear
slayer, when questioned, contradicted
himself several times. Tbe statement
that one dog was killed is not
true, as the firm only owned two,
and both of these
iu the yard this morning.
Qrinley, colored, who is employed about
tbe slaughter-house, was working all tbe
afteruoou aud saw no algos of a bear.
The saloon-keeper, who was to derive
the benefit of tbe story by exhibiting the
hide, Is now kicking because bis name
was not mentioned. He is showing tbe
skin to prove the story bat the bear was
not killed anywhere near Wilmington.
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We take up, clean and relay cxrpets
and reupholater furniture, prices lowest,
satisfaction guaranteed. 118 King stroetf
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
I.,
—The three-masted
schooner Rodman
Nickerson is ti.d up at the foot of Third
street.
"(Juis Est Homo," from Rossini Stabat
Mater, will be sung in St. Peter's Pro-Uathe
dral to-morrow evening.
—Eureka Conclave, No. 5, Hoptasophe or
Seven Wl*e Men, will accompany Friendship
Conclave, No. 1, of the same order, at services
in Olivet Presbyterian Church to-morrow.
—Tbe Patriotic Order, Sons of America,
will attend divine services at Wesley M. E.
Church to-morrow, and will bear Rev.J. B.
gnlgg deliver a sermon on tho event of George
Washington's birthday.
—A case of keeping a disorderly house at
No. 102 Justlsoo street, against Elwood Kis
ley, in the Municipal Comt this morning
was hold up until Monday morning.
—Register of Wills Cooch has granted let
ters of admiu'etration upon tbe estate of
Catharine Highland, alias Catharine Whalen,
late of this city, to Mark Tiernev.
over
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TUNNELLOR COL ROSS?
Sussex Wants John Biggs
to Go to Congress.
MOEE TIMBEB THAN IS HEEDED
A SuHsex County Politician Talks of the
Situation, as]He Kinds It—He Does Not
Think That Houston. Dorman, Birman,
Stevens or Frame Are In us Winners.
"Sussexcounty has more gubernatorial
timber than It has a market for,"
remarked a leading Democratic poll
tician of that county when in town a
day or two ago "The Democrats are
looking for tbe straigbtest piece of
this timber for the head of tbe ticket
next November. The supply Is greater
than the demand, out each piece of tim
her has Its advocates, and earnest ones
at that.
"We have ex Clerk of the Peace Ebe
Tanoell, ex Hpeaker of the Senate
Charles B. Houston, ex Senator John B
Dorman, ex Speaker of the House Wil
liam L Slrmau, Col James J. Ross, Col.
William H. Stevens and Paynter Frame.
From such au array of men it is difficult
to tell just which will be chosen.
"At this season we have little to do
but talk politics and we do it with a
vengeance,
eagerly received and ft must be a very
obscure Democrat from either of the
northern counties who Is not asked to
tell ns candidly tbe sentiment of the
Democrats of hla county. Of coarse tbe
nomination is ours to make and the
other counties will rectify our choice,
bat we want to pnt a man on the ticket
who will bring ont a full vote all over
the state."
"Whom does Sussex regard as its
most available man?" asked the re
Outside
advices are
porter.
"It seems that there Is an unanimity of
opinion regarding 'the selection of Mr
Tunnell," was the reply. "It Is thought
that all factions of tbe party can unite
on him. He ts tbe leaning candidate by
all odds, and is tbe first choice of nearly
all tbe Democrats of Sussex county.
"There is a prevailing opinion that be
will not make a fight for tbe nomination,
but that, If it. ia offered to him, he will
accept It. If, however, he were to de
cline tbe honor, there seems to be a
diversity of opinion as to who is tbe next
available man. It is thought by the
prominent members of the Democratic
party In Sussex county, that some man
from the western part of the county,
who had not made any political enemies
and upon whom tbe western portion of
tbe county could nulte is the next best
selection
"They believe that if Ehe Tunnell will
not accept tbe nomination then they
should name a man from tbe western
part of tbe county who can carry the
delegations against the other aspirants
there."
"Is there such a man there?"
"Yes. If snch were to happen, the
choice of the western part of the county
is largely and strongly in favor of
Colonel James J. Roes, cf Seaford.
While he is a member of the Ross
family, which, at times, has been
strongly identified with certain factious,
be himteif, has not made enemies, as
some other members of the family have
done, and his friends are numerous.
"There Isa sentiment on foot among a
certain element in) a certain part of the
county, in case of the declination of the
nomination by Ehe Tunnell, to run in
John B. Dorman, of Drawbridge. This
Is not looked npon with favor by the
more prominent and inflaeutUl portion
of tbe Democratic parly, who do not
think that he sizes up to tbe situation.
"Ex-Speakers Houston and Slrmau are
spoken of, bat it Is not tbongbt that
they will be able to connect while Colonel
Stevens and Paynter Frame are stand
ing candidates''
"What do the Sussex men say about
tbe representative to be selected by
New Castle county delegates?"
"There is almost as much interest
manifested iu this as there is about tbe
governorship. Everything is wide open
for the nomination of ex-Attorney
Qeneral John Biggs. We have heard
that Mr. Biggs does not wish, at this
time, to go to Congress While we leave
it entirely with New Castle county, we
do not think a more available mau oonld
be found. Next to Mr. Biggs the choice is
Samuel H. Bancroft. Messrs. Handy, Conch
and Whiteman are spoken of, with Mr.
Handy preferred if neither Biggs nor
Mr. Cooch
endowed with
Is
a
Bancroft ia
is not rega
the prerequisites for tbe place, while Mr
Whiteman is thought to be too young
But let New Castle county name the
man of its choice and Snsaax county
will give him solid support and a de
cisive majority.
I possible to get.
rded as a man e
THE 6KY SEEMED ABLAZE.
The Northern Lights Make a Fine Dis
play In tho Heaven*.
Those on the street last night abont
10 o'clock were treated to a fine display
of Northern lights It lasted for about
twenty minutes and was one of the finest
ever seen
Sometimes the light wonld become of a
subdued tone aud tbe dark and ligbt
would seem to be different hues of blue
seen through an atmosphere just dark
enough for the spectator to recognize
the color. Then the display wonld be
come brilliant again.
Just before tbe lights disappeared they
were more brilliant than at any time
during the display. People who were on
Market street saw one wide band of
light which extended out across the
sky toward tbe southern horizon until
It eonld not be seen on acconnt of the
bouses. This light at one time was as
brilliant as a bursting rockst and re
sembled a comet's tail
Alleged Bogus gale of Clothing.
William Lockyer and Lewis Cohen
were in the Municipal Court this morn
ing, having been arrested last night by
Detectives McVey and Wilsel, on a
warrant charging them with advertising
a bogus sale of clothing, at No. 521
Market street. Their cases were con
tinued until Tuesday morning. It is
said they claim that the clothing came
from a fire In Baltimore.
The Cold Wave.
To-dsy was regarded as the coldest
day that the people of Wilmington have
experienced this winter. The cold wave
baa been threatening for several days,
and was not unexpected It was im
possible to keep warm, as tbe chilly wind
seemed to go through the thickest storm
overcoat.
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ERiSTUS VIHAH FREE IGI1R.
Dun A Co.** Ex-Manager Brought From
Prison ThU Morning on •'25,000 Hull
After « Determined Effort on tbe Perl
of 111» Friends.
Nkw York, Feb. 24,—Erastns Wlmau,
ex-manager for Duu & Co., la now a free
mau so far as incarceration is concerned.
He was released from prison on $25,000
bail this morning.
Tha meu who eventually secured
bis release were Harry L. Horton,
the banker of 5(1 Broadway; his partner,
J, Frank Emmons; U. T. Metcalf, real
estate dealer and manager of the Arro
ebar Park Improvement Company ; Major
C. T. Barrett, of the Staten Is
land Dyeing Establishment; Robert
J, Kimball, banker, of No. 16 Broad
street, and Albert B Chandler, presi
dent of tbe Commercial Cable Company,
accompanied by Mr. Wlmau's son-in
law, Norman 8. Walker, Jr., and Alfred
G Coale, chief clerk In the office of Mr
Wiman's counsel.
W illiam Dwight Wiman, tbe eldest sou
of Erastns Wiman, who Is lying In a
critical condition from pneumonia In his
home in Btnyvesant Place, New Brigh
ton, was reported as being slightly bet
ter last night.
FREMDER GAST HANGS ON MARCH 23.
Mayor Carter Harrison's Mardir Will Re
Expiated on the Uallows.Tben.
Chicago, Feb. 24. —Eugene Prender
gast, the Anarchist, and assassin ef
Chicago's mayor, Carter H. Harrison, on
the day before tbe World's Columbias
Exposition closed ben- last fell, will not
get a new trial.
This was decided in court this morning
and the prisoner was brought
in and sentenced to hang on
March 23, He received his sentence
with tbe same unconcerned demeanor
that has been characteristic of the man
since his horrible crime brought him into
notoriety, six months ago.
ANOTHER BIG FAIR FIRE.
AGRICULTURAL BUILDING BURNED
TO THE GROUND.
Incendiaries Started Hie Dlare Which
Destroyed One of the Finest of Build
ing*-- «ascription of the Place and It*
Content*.
Chicago, Feb. 24 —The Agricultural
Building, one of tbe handsomest struct
nres on the World's Fair grounds, was
burned down this morning. Everything
was done to save the building, or a part
of it, but the flames spread with great
rapidity, fanned by a brisk wind, until
the (Instruction was completed.
The fire started at 7 o'clock and thou
sands of people were drawn to the
scene. Although little can be learned of
the origin of tbe ire, It was undoubtedly
Incendiary.
The Mg Agricultural Building during
the fair was, frequently, tha center of
attraction for the millions. Golden
grain from a million tillages decked Its
walla Artists spent months In devising
zigzag friezes, traced out in cunningly de
vised patterns of rod, yellow and
black seeds, and the result was a com
bination of art and agricultural producta
that fairly bewildered the dwellers In
the rural districts when they entered the
temple of Ceres.
The exhibit, toe, had tbs merit of
being prscticsily complete Russia, the
wheal field of Europe, had the largest
space, her exhibit occupying nearly
10,000 feet,tbe most of which was devoted
to wheat. Two British dependencies,
Australia aud Canadajwere next In size,
their respective exhibits taking np nearly
7,000 feet each. Germany, too. was well
represented, and Brazil had transferred
her entire national exhibit from
last year's exposition, at Rio de Janeiro
to the floor of Agrlcnltnral Hall.
SICKLES CAS'T DRSÏÏ TWO SALARIES.
The Major General and Representative
Mast Give Up One ODoe-llli Title
Not Affected.
Washington, Feb. 24.— The deputy
comptroller has just decided that General
Sickles cannot draw two salaries, as de
sired, and that If be would draw bis pay
as major general, be mutt resign hla
seat in Congress.
Whatever action a taken by the gen
eral his title is not affected.
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ROBBERY WAS HIS PURPOSE
And He Accomplished It After Slaying a
Fanner and HI* Wife.
Stroudsburg, Pa., Feb. 24 — A negro
killed Farmer Shultz and fatally in
jured his wife here to-day. The fiend
then robbed tbe place and escaped.
Farmers from all parts of the neigh
borhood are now about to search tbe
conntry ever for the mnrdarous burglar.
THEIR WORK IS ENDED.
Auditors Finished Going Over the Ac
count« of the County Treasurer Last
Night.
The auditors appointed by Judge Grubb
to go over the accounts of County
Treasurer John T. Dickey, completed
their work last evening. While some
slight discrepancies were fonnd they
do not materially alter the totals
printed In the Evbn'ino Journal several
weeks ago. Tbe detailed statement of
the auditors will be published early next
week.
The total collections are as follows :
County and poor tax, $164,018 95 ; negro
school, $1.029.14; dog tax, $247; road
tax, $20.591.51. Total disbursements,
$374,077.99.
Show Beef Display*.
The interest among butchers generally
in tbe display of beef on Washington's
Birthday is not as great as ia former
years. In tbe Second street market Fred.
Klenel's and William H. Lee's stalls
are handsomely decorated with show
beef from Mill Creek hundred. Theirs 1*
tbe best in the city. Next in display
comes that of Joseph K. Martin In the
Third street market.
DOUGHERTY IS MISSING.
His Case Will Be Argued Be
fore Judge Grubb.
0HAN0ELL0E GIVES DECISIONS
The Orphan'« Court Sat In the L«ry Court
lioum am! Chancery In the UesUter'«
Office The Will of William McCaulley
Construed In Min Frost's Favor#
Both Chancellor Wolcott and Judge
Grubb sat at tbe Court House this moru*
lag
Tllgbmsn Johnston asked Judge Grubb
to change the title of the Mlnqus Iron
and Supply Company to the Delaware
Hardware Company,
were Tllghman Join
J. A Comly, W. D. Mode and Charles E
Whitely, who purchased the personal
property of the Kent Iron and Hardware
Company. . Tbe Mlnqna charter was
granted by the Qeueral Assembly In
1891. Tbe amendment was granted.
Ou petition of Murtlu B Btrrli, repre
renting George W. W.Naudain and Vir
ginia Culbertson,administrators of James
Culbertson, they were authorised to aelU
Culbertson's real estate to pay
Tbe return of the sale of th
Sharp estate was made by Colonel Nlslda
and confirmed.
Sheriff Gould reported that ha had been
unable to find ex Tax Collector John J.
Dougherty,guardian of the Adair miaora
Victor B Woolley presented the re
turn of the commissioners appointed to
partition tbe real estate of Charles A
Cooper, deceased They reported $1,400
worth of real estate and decided tbe
widow's dower, giving her two rooms In
tbe house. She elected to take an equiv
alent share of tha money arising frsm tbe
sals of the whole real estate. The coart
made au order for the sale of the
properly.
The time for tbe application of the
administrator of Alfred D. Pierce to sell
lauds to pay debts was extended until
next Saturday upon motion of George
Lodge, who said .that tbe administrator
was sick.
The petitioners
nston, L C. Kent,
debts,
e Sarah E.
Argument This Afternoon.
The Dougherty case will be argued be
fore Jndge Grubb thla afternoon.
Dongherty ts entitled to hla day In court,
but the sheriff has not been able to find
him to serve the citation. No
statute baa been found authorizing
the leaving of a citation at bit
place of business as would be done—In
case of a summons. The court will be
asked to take some action looking to
Dougherty's removal from tbe Adair
guardianship.
Defendant* Did Not Appear.
The chancellor sat in the office of the
register in chancery. In the ease of
Hsmpdeu P Morris and others against
Windham H. Stokes and others, a
cross bill, H. U. Ward and Charles
Warner Smith filed an affidavit and
secured an order of publication for Wind
ham H. Stokes, Bettiue D. Edwards,
Robert E. Edwards, Maud Stokes and
Ethel Stokes, non rsaldaut defendants
who had not appeared.
Ml** Frag« «et» lier Legacy.
There was a hearing bad upon bill and
answer in the case of Florence Hill Frost
va. tho trustees under tbe will of Wll
liam McCaulley, deceased. H. H. Ward
represented the complainant aud
E. G. Bradford, the defendant. Upon
tbls bearing tbe will of Mr. McCaulley
was construed by the chancellor and the
trustees, Samuel W. and J. Augustus
McCaulley, were directed to pay a legacy
of about $7,000 to Florenes Hill Frost.
The case* of Elizabeth D g Jones vs.
George Jacob Klenle aud others came on
fur bearing upon bill aud auswer. U.
was solicitor for tbe
H. Ward
plaintiff and William T. Lynam
represented the defendants. The appli
cation was for the appointment of
trustee under tbe deed of trnat
executed by Henry and Sophie Kienle
in 1875 The chancellor ordered
that Jacob Kienle convey the title
which bad descended to him on the
death of his father to Herbert H Ward,
who was appointed trustee under the
deed, and that Mr.
parties
Elizabeth
Henry and Frederick
Ward convey
entitled to
D. Jones
it to tbe
It, who are
George Jacob,
Kienle, Mary Scheu and Saille Grubb. Tbe
property involved Is a house and lot on
tbe southerly side of Second street, west
of Poplar.
The Security Trust and Safe Deposit
Company was, on application of Mary
Lumnils, appointed guardian of Archibald
Given Lnmmia.
The chancellor appointed H. H. Ward
and W. T. Lynam a committee to exam
ine E R. Cochran, Jr., and James W.
Ponder for admission as solicitors
chancery._
COLONEL MOORE AN APPLICANT.
He Wants to gnereed Postmaster Slew
art In the Federal Hnlldlng.
It Is understood that James J. Dobb
intends to withdraw from the postmastei
sblp. Isaac C. Pyle, proprietor of the
Clayton Honae, has stated that, in aueh
a contingency, be might become an ap
plicant.
Renewed interest was manifested
the matter to day when It was announced
in political circles that Colonel Enoch
Moore had decided to come out for
place. The genial colonel is a member
of the Board of Street and Sewer Com
missiouers, and bis appointment would
create a vacancy there, as he would not
be able to hold both offices.
TOOK A DOSE OF LAUDANUM.
A Woman at Marahallton Said to Have
Done So With Snleldnl Intent.
A young married woman of Marshall
ton ia said to have taken a dose
landanum with suicidal intent.
8he has been married about a year, and
family troubles are said to have caused
her to take the laudanum about two
weeks ago. Fortunately the family
physician succeeded in pumping
drug from her, and she is not now la
dangerous condition
Important to Everybody.
Allen H. Ainscow, proprietor of
largest and finest ladles' and gents'
restaurant, Nos 707, 709 and 711 Shipley
street, has reduced bis roast dinners
25 cents, plain steak, bread, butter,
potatoes aud coffe, 25 cents; tenderloin
steak, 40 cents Soups cf all kinds,with
bread and batter. 10 cents. All kinds
dishes cooked to order. Oysters 25 cents
per quart at tbe old reliable depot, Nos
707, 709 and 711 Shipley St 'Phone
PRIZE-FIGHTERS' «SES COHTIHOËD.
Mullln Safa the (io With McConnell
Wat 'Not a Frlxc-Flgbt Milt a Friendly
Gonteat.
Tha cages of Frank Mullln, "Tony"
Statin «ni. Charles Stretch, James
Undyers, Edward Osier, James McDowell
end Pierce, who were arrested for being
concerned in the Mullin-McConnell tight
at telalng Sun! came up thla morning In
Magistrate McWhorter's office end tbs
hearings were postponed until next Sat
urday.
Concerning the contest Frank Mullen
says; "It was a friendly go with McCon
nell. I was bis boxing teacher and we
are and always have been friends. We
boxed at Washington, on Wednesday
night, six rounds for points, McConnell
spnearlng under the name of Dougherty,
of Philadelphia The exhibition at Kl
ing Hun was the same. The contest was
friendly throughout and there was not a
blow struck hard enough for a knock
down. McConnell injured his band and
gave up. The way the contest came
about was that a number of our frienda
wanted to see which was the more clever
with gloves It was not any more of a
prize tight than one where officers were
witnesses. We got permission from a
guardian of the peace to have the con
test at Rising Hun. Fifty people paid a
small admission to bear expenses, and
about 150 persona wem admitted free."
■ porting News Note*.
"Goaty" Gregg would like to run a
foot race with F. Grubb for $50 a elds.
WA letter has been received from J.
Nicholas stating that he would like to
meet any 100 pound man in Delaware.
LEE CASE IS BEING ARGUED.
EX-SECRETARY DENIES THE RIGHT
TO ELECT HIS SUCCESSOR
On Any Bay Unt That Designated In thu
Act Taking the Powur to Fleet Frum
thu Glty Council.
A d.cislou was rendered In the Super
ior Court, this morning, In tbe case of
William Daugherty vs. Daniel R. H.
Turner, Helen 0. Turner, Mary L Bay
ard, tenant, In possession. It was on a
rule for a writ of possession. J. Frank
Biggs represented tbe plaintiff. The rule
was made absolute with a slay of execu
tion until March 25.
Argument of the case stated of Wil
liam 11. Lea vs. tbs Mayer and Council
of Wilmington then began Puter L
Cooler, Jr, represented Lee. City
Solicitor Elliott and ax-CIty Solicitor
Charles U. Curtis appeared for the city.
Mr. Lee was secretary of theoity Hoard
of Health and register of deaths, births
and marriages. He was elected by City
Connell. The General Assembly passed,
os May 1$, 1891, a law transfatrlug this
power of election from City Council to
the Board of Health. Tbe act provided
that ha should be elected on tbe first
Thursday In May, which would have given
Mr. Lee a year more In office had net Dr
Shortlldge end hla Republican colleague*
forcibly ejected him on Jnne 8, drilled
open the safe and Installed Secretary
Colqnohoun, a Republican, In bis steed.
Lee entered suit for bis seiet y until
the next May, on tha ground that the
Board of Health had violated the statute
In holding the election on any day but
May 1. He was offered salary for three
dsys and refused it.
City Solicitor Elliott contended in
conn this morning that it was s remedial
statute. Therefore that It should be
be liberally construed.
The court said the question involved
was whether the Board of Health had
the right to elect the secretary on any
other day excepting tha first day of May.
Tbe position assumed by the city was
fonr fold;
First—That the plaintiff cannot, in
thla action by the question of hla light
to the office, bring a collateral proceed
log
Second—That tbe Boaid of Health had
the legal right and power on June 3,
1801, to elect a successor in office to tbe
plaintiff under the act of May 14,
1891, and that he was from
the time of his election and quali
fication tbe de jure as well as tbe de
facto secretary of the Board of Health
and city registrar, and, as such,registrar
of deaths, births and marriages, and
that tbe plaintiff was not tbe de jure
officer, as he certainly was not tbe de
facto officer, during tbe time for which
he claims the salaries of tbe offices.
Third—That even admitting that tbe
plaintiff was tbe dejure officer by reason
of tha absolute Invalidity of tbe election
of his successor, who became the de facto
officer, still tbe p'aiutiff Is not entitled,
iu this proceeding,and ander tbe facts lu
this case, to recover tbe amount of tbe
salaries attached to tbe offices.
Fourth—That the cause of action
wroug and the declaration la iuauffloient
in law, being based on a contract express
or Implied, whereas, as a matter of law,
tbe right infringed ia not a right arising
by contract, express or Implied.
Mr. Cooper contended that statutes
remove corporate officers should
strictly construed. That although there
ia no vested right iu an office which may
not be disturbed by legislative enactment,
yet to take away the rights thereto tbe
terms of the statute In which tbe pur
pose is stated must be clear. That man
datory statutes exclude any other way
of complying with the statute than that
named in the statute la Illustrated by tbe
numerous cases where statutory rights
and remedies are given In respect
which the statute mast
strictly pursued. A construction to give
a statute a prospective operation
Is always to be preferred, unless a pur
pose to give it a retrospective force
expressed by clear and positive command,
or to bo inferred by necessary, unequivo
cal and unavoidable implication from tbe
words of tbe statute taken by themselves,
and in connection with tbe subject mat
ter, admitting of no reasonable doubt,
bat precluding all questions as to such
intent.
" The court reserved its decision.
— On application of Martin B Burris
jndgment In tbs case of Benford
Vaughn vs. George H. Houston, was
stricken from tbe record.
Court adjourned until Monday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
Workmen Who Want Work.
Between 8 and 11 o'clock this morning
the employes of the Street and Sewer
Department were busy recording
names of men who are in need of work,
and in giving them working tickets.
About 1RS meu will be put to work
Monday.
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WARREN CLUB SOLDOUT
Big Crowd of Purchasers of
Clubhouse Furniture.
ATHLETIC 0LÜBB BUT 0UTTIT8
The Parlor Suite« and Milliard and Pool
Tables Brought Low Prices, Bat Other
Furniture and Gymnasium Appliances
Brought Big "Hurd Tim*" Prloaa—Roma
Cheap Athletic Oaod*.
The personal effects of tha Warren
Athletic CInb were sold by Sheriff Qonld
this morning, at tbe handsome club
house, No, 805 Waat street. They were
miscellaneous In character, and, being
sold piecemeal, want to many different
persons.
Tbe attendance at the aale was large
and the purchasers jostled each other in
crowding from one room to another. A
great mistake was made In not removing
all the smaller articles of fnrnitnra to
the gymnasium where there was plenty
of room to carry on the sale to the ad
vantage of all the purchasers.
On certain valuable articles of furni
ture the bidding wan spirited
Home apparatus of tbe gymnasium was
purchased by members of tbe club who
wish to preserve that feature of tbe
organization which has been snch a
failure as a social club.
Delegations from the T. M C. A., West
lind, Shields Library
tlons of thla city, and tbe Colombia
Athletic Clnb and Company H Associa
tlon, of New Castle, did some heavy
buying W. K. Hoffman bought fur the
Y. M C. A. ; Thomas Coady for tbs West
End Association; H. W. Herbert for tbe
Columbia Athletic Clnb; H. A. Padberg
for Company U.
Whan the sals began, at 10 o'clock,
only abont thirty bidders were present,
but the crowd Increased to nearly 300 be
fore noon, William A, Hnktll was tha
auctioneer, and kept tbe purchasers to
good humor from the start. Deputy
Sheriff Joseph H. Gould managed the
sale, and Tllgh
Sheriff William Simmons, represented
the Warren Club.
la tbe south parlor Horace Allas
bought all the books In the library at 60
cants each; five pieces of the parlor
furniture for $45; an oak easy chair,
black leather covering, $0: the Brus
sels carpet, 40 cents a yard. A. W.
Seleck bought the desk for $7.35;
the register for $1 90. Recorder
C. 0. Montgomery purchased the book
case for $6 70; the eecond suit of stuffed
parlor fnrultnre for $30; tha clook and
two bronze figures, $10.
Upstairs In tbe game room«, Mr. Her
ben bought the chess and checker tables
paying $5 apiece for these hand
leces of furnttnra.
The billiard table was knocked down
to a Mr Calbonn [for $52 50, tbe balls
«ml cues being sold separately,
pool table, with combination blocks,
brought $07.
Auctioneer Huki'.l managed to tnn the
bidding on the safe up te $40, Which
was considered au excellent "hard time"
price,
Tbe north parlor fnrnitnra was sold to
Mr. Himmons for $76.
A BALL PLAYER SUES.
Thu President of the St. Louli Baseball
Clnb Madu tbs Defendant.
The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin of
last night ssys;
"John A. Nswsll
suit In tbe Common Pleas Court against
the 8t. Louis Baseball Clnb to recover
11225 70 of beck salary, with Interest
I rom Msy 81 lest Newell says that la
November, 18112, be entered into a can
tract with tbe club to play ball daring
tbe season of 1893. beginning on April 6,
at a salary of $300 per month. Tbe con
tract was in writing; but be Is unable to
piodnce a copy because he baa none, tbs
original being In tbe possession of tbe
clnb He continued to play nntll tbe Slat
of last May, when tbe club released him.
He says that at that time It owed him
$(500 as two months'salary, less $874.31
advanced to him on account, leaving tbe
balance sued ior."
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Before tbe Muulotpal Tribunal,
Isaac P. Venn was arraigned In the
Municipal Court tbls morning on a
charge of disorderly conduct, preferred
by Mrs Catbaiine Gallagher. Deputy
Judge Emmons dismissed the case.
William White, colored, applied for
shelter at tbe )police station yesterday,
saving he bad no home. Ha was sen
teiiced to thirty days "breaking stone."
A case of assault and battery against
William Smith, colored, was continued
until Monday morning. Smith learned
that tbe prosecuting witness was ont of
the city and gave himself up yesterdry,
presumably with tbe (idea that the case
would be dismissed on tbe non-appear
ance of that witness this morning.
Vessel* Arrive at Marcus Hook.
The British steamship Suram arrived
at Marcns Hook at noon to-day from
Rotterdam. Captain Charles Hocken re
ports a rough aud long voyage of twen
ty fonr days. She will load with oil.
The schooner Herbert E. arrived also
yesterday from Boston with a cargo ef
barrels._
Mrs. Lent Thrown From a Wagon.
A horse attached to a wagon of Patrick
Lent became frightened and ran away
this afternoon, beyond Third street
bridge. Mrs. Lent was thrown ont snd
slightly l.ijnred.
SIGHTS IND SCENES
... OF ITHE WORLD.
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