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The EVENING JOURNAL the I live advertiser's medium, olr-1 oulatea among the masses. I The EVENING JOURNAL has the largest bona fide circula tion In the state. Ji. WILMINGTON, DEL.. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1894. ONE CENT' SIXTH YEAR. _HKLP WANTED._ I AU IKS CAN MAKE »10 PER WEEK AT J home; nocanvassing, no experience; send stamp Western Fancy Goods Mfg. Co., 13UJ Chambers street, St. lamia, Mo. _BOARD AND BOOMS. H OARDlNG-.SE' OND AND THIRD story front rooms. 107 Fast Ktchlli St. 17'OR RENT-TAG OR MORE ROOMS A for light housekeeping. No. S35 Market street. Apply to W, R. HuFFM A N, _ T WO ROOM* FOR RENT. 'ALSO BOARD e r s taken. No. AG Poplar stre et. t iMRST CLASS Ft MMSIIK1) KOOV1S TO rent at f08 Market street. Meals served on the European plan. •WANTED. -IN PRIVATE FAMILY, TWO t v pleasant rooms, furnished or unfur nished, with lioard. In fir.t-class locality, for two adults and 7-vear child. Address, with terms, "SELECT," Evening .Journal office._ TXTANTEU -BOARDER3-GOOD ACOOM vr iiunlalionM. -n; \\r?t Fourth strew. WANTED -HOARDERS. GOOD ACCOM - VY mcitations. No. 406 East Fourth street. PD BMC SALKS,_ UBL1C SaTTe,— OF THIRTY-FIVE HEAD of good young horses. The subscriber will sell at Ids stable, corner of Third and Orange streets, Wilmington, Del., on SATURDAY, Mardi 24th, 1894, At 12 o'clock. Thirty-live head of good, young, sonnd horses and mares. Among them superior driving several pairs of for private or coach teams, several gnrsl draft horses, the balance general pu'pose horses. The above bones can be seen at my stable fonr days before sale. A will be given _ L. W. Stidham A- Son, Auctioneer. are some horses, tine and stvllsh, well-mated horses, suitable credit of ninety days WILLIAM C. MARTIN. FOR SALE. T^OR SALE CHEAP." FIRST CLASS 1 meat refrigerator. :>>'■> Madison street^ TT'OR SALE CHEAP.—A NICE FLAT TOP F cherry desk, oak hanging wall desk, three French good office S day clocks. Apply street, (second floor.) FOR RENT. Tj'OR KENT.-PART OF FOUR STORY A brick building, northwest corner Third and Orange, with heiler, englue and ma chinery formerly used for mill work; also st able G r six Dorses. A ptily TRUST AND SAKE DEPOSIT SECUnlTY COMPANY. LOST AMI FOUND. _ — ON SATURDAY LAST. A Ï XOUND. pocket-book. Owner can have same or proving property and paying for this adver tisement. Call at s'luon No. King street. _HK41 ESTATE._ F or rent-tue dwelling no. Madison street, six rooms and bath. »13.5» 8 er month. JAMES MONAGHAN, No. 418 tarket street. I POR SALE OR EXCHANGE-FOUR 10 room houses, 317, 19, 31 and 33 Broome street. Will be sold on easy terms or ex changed for other city pronerty. BROOME STREET IMPROVEMENT COMPANY", 3 West Third street. No. -- BUSINESS Ol'PO KTUNITIF.S. W ANTED.-A GENTLEMAN WITH »1,000 to take an interest in and devote his time in a business that Is paying »5.000 a year. I» well established and a sure thing which can he investigated to entire satisfaction. Refer ences exchanged. Address O. U., care Jour nal office. _ B usiness chance.-wanted, a lady or gentleman to take charge of» business that is paying $1» to »30 per day; no canvussing; no risk: will hear the most care ful investigation: peon.o are linking a for tune With il; légitimai- and honorable; cap ital required. »Too to »1,000. Address, SUC CESS, care Journal office. PERSONAL. UTILE. N E. LEVY'S CONFIDENTIAL LOAN OFFICE, Rooms4 and 5, in the Exchange Building, cor ner Seventh and Market streets, ADVANCES MONEY ON REAL E TATE and personal lowest rates, tached Operevealngs until 8 o'clock. ALSO FURNITURE STORED AT LOWEST RATES. property of all descriptions, at Private consultation room »I _ BUSIN E SS CA R DS. _ J AMES T. CRO/-IE«. 3d» MADISON street. Tea cher of Violin and Banjo._ H . & F. BREWING COMPANY, BOT TLERS A ND BREWERS. _ J >EA COAL for family use. Extra large size, $4.56 per ton. Ready-mlxert Mortar, for all purposes, de livered iu any quant ity. Phone« 116 and SOI. JOHN M. SOLOMON. No. 3 W. 3d st. A Boom far Marshallton. Tho Marshallton Iron Works which went into the hands of the receiver on January 12, and which were then closed, will resume operations on Monday or Tuesday of next week. It is understood that a Philadelphia syndicate has taken charge of the works This will be decided relief to the town as about 466 of the 666 inhabitants are dependent upon these mills. Another boom for the town took place on Monday last when the Kiamensl Woolen Mills started up with a full force. These mills are said to have enough contracts on band keep the employes at work for six months. The Weather. " In tbe Middle States and New Eng land to-day fair or clear weather will prevail, willi freezing temperatures aud local frosts north of this latitude in the morning, and fresh northwesterly wlnds.liecomlng variable, followed in this section by rising temperature, easterly winds and cloudiness at night and rain or snow In the lake region. On Friday, both of these sections, warmer, partly cloudy weather and fresh easterly winds wld prevail, fallowed by rain, and on (Saturday warmer, generally clearing weather. New York Herald Weather Forecast».—The sharp "cold wave" in the lake region yester day. with a minimum temperature of30de KreeH below zero in Northwest Ontario, will move oast over New England without doing any serious damaae to the winter wheat cron. Tlie Western storm, attended by rain ...id snow tn the upper Missis.-lppi Valley, move east over tiie|lalce region, hut with rise of temperature in itsfrent. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. —First class furnished rooms to rent at Market street. Meals served ou the European plan. -Joseph W. Derrickson, a farmer living near Mermaid, sold his personal property public sale this afternoon. —Judge Bali fined Samuel Hamilton Henrietta Wright ?1 each and Joseph Mar shall »3 for drunkenness tills morning. —Register of Wills Cooch has granted ters of administration upon the estate Frederick G. Bourdon to Lizzie A. Bourdon, —William D. Jester and William A. Wel dln sold their personal property at public to-day on the farm of the latter near New port. —Tlie house No. 610 Franklin street recorded os transferred from Wl liam L. son to Albert P. Short at the City Engineer ing and Surveying Department to-day. —The laws governing elections In this and state are being codified by the Depart ment of Elections and wLl he printed bound in psmphlet form for tho use guidance of election officers. —The extraordinary appropriation which has been talked of by members of the Finance Committee of City Council will not exceed »HUUi, and will not be passed upm until ordinance has been referred to the Law Finance Committees jointly. cmitm HALLY FOR MISSIONS. They Gather In the Auditorium of Scott M. K. Church to Celebrate Their Annual Missionary Anniversary. The Sunday schools of Scott M. E. Church gave their annual missionary anniversary last evening in the auditor iam of the church, made by Rev. J. E Amos, of Union M E Church, and Rev. Mr. Rawlins, a former pastor, now of Harrington, Del, Tbe church was crowded The report of the secretary sho ved the Sunday schools to be in a nourishing con dition. During the year there were four deaths. The singing was led byjtseph A hired and was splendid. Tbe program was as follows: Anthem, "How Beautiful Upon the Moun tains.'' Prayer.Rev. .1. E Amos Singing. "They That Wait Upon the Lord." Recitation,"How Gypsy Helped Missions " Singing.... Recitation Addresses were Mabel Woodrow .."Labor On" une Cent a Day." Miss Ida Wilson Dialogue, "Gospel for Heathen People," Stell» Macklem, Howard Ward .."Speed Away" Singing . Memorial service. Singing. . ."Press On" Reading. "Ezra and 1 and the Hoards," Mies May Fredd Secretary's report. Recitation, "Little Missionary," Miss Ethel Davis Infant Department exercises. Adorcss. Recitation, "Silver Plate,"... Collection. Singing."Halleln.mil for Ihe Cross" Reading, "Two Mitts,".Miss Lulu Lopcr Doxology, with "Hallelujah" Chorus. Rev. J. E. Amos ...Leonard Hall NO NEWS OF DR. BRADFORD. HE TOOK TEA WITH A PHILADEL PHIA FRIEND LAST FALL. Since Then He Has Not Been Seen. Rumors That the Wife Will Sue for Divorce on the Ground of Desertion, The family and friends of Dr. Thomas B. Bradford are still in tbe dark regard ing bid whereabouts. He disappeared mysteriously last summer and no satis factory explanation of what led him to take the step has been given to the public. Rumors of varions kinds havo been current from time to time, bnt they conld not be authenticated. Tbe family has had detectives on the hunt of him, bat without result. The last time Dr. Bradford was seen by anyone who knew him was one day last September. He called npon a friend in Philadelphia and took tea with him but volunteered no explknation of his strange conduct in desertiug bis wife aud home. Mrs. Bradford and children continue to reside at No. 1801 Market, street. She keeps tbe house open for his return and is growing more anxious as time elapses There are rumors ou the street that she will institute suit for divorce on the ground of desertion as soon as sufficient lime shall have elapsed to convince h-T aud the commissioner aud the judges that the doctor does not intend to re turn. a AMUSEMENTS. In the Laud of the Czar. Considering tbe immense bouse which "A Trip to Chinatown" drew on Tues day ulgbt, aud the fact that "Darkest Russia" had been here before this season, tbe preseutation of that realistic play was witnessed last night by what may be regarded as a good house. The drama is made up of Russian court intrigue, despotism aud nihilism, and Us interpre talion by Davenport and his snpp-irt was good. Tbe play smacks of Kenuan ism, but, nevertneless, is entertaining to lovers of highly dramatic situations. at "The Millionaire," Daniel Sully, tbe Irish comedian, sup ported by a good company of players, will present the comedy drama, "The Millionaire" at tbe Grand Opera House Friday and Saturday evenings, with Saturday matinee. Mr. Sully, in his portrayal of tbe Iriab-Amerioan, has made bis name a household word, theatrically speaking, over the entire country. H s work is the resnlt of care fnl study and shows ths handiwork genius. 2 de on or a 466 the up to six Waite's Comedy Company. An exchange savs; "The Weite Com edy Company would entertain any kind of an audience, and It is but feeble praise to say that everyone was delighted. They certainly have made an enviable record as a fun-making tronpe, as ports from other cities where they have placed speak in tbe highest terms plays and|players. The band and orches tra remain almost the same as last year, which is a guarantee that our citizens will have a week's opportunity of treat Ing themselves to music in its higher branches- There is no finer band on road to day than Waite's Premium band." They will play iu this city the Opera House all of next week Eng and by in Wonderland Slusee. The company playing at tbe popular theatre this week are attracting large houses. They are presenting an unnsu ally strong bill. To- morrow afternoon, every lady attending will receive souvenir appropriate to Easter tide. Ladies are also provided with reserved seats free of charge on this occasion. Miss Eleanor Mayo, tbe young lady wl will sing the title and piincipal role Willard Spencer's new opera, "The Princess Bonnie,'' is the daughter Frank Mayo, the romantic actor. She ■bout 16 years of sge. tall and a nounced blonde, Her first work on stage occurred in tbe fail of last year, when she sung the principal part In opera of "King Rene's Daughter," Hermanu's Theatre, New York city. has already made arrangements to go Italy at tbe close of tbe Philadelphia ran of "The Princess Bonnie," where the next two years she will study grand opera nnder one of the noted masters will rain will a «08 living at and Mar let of Wel sale New was Wil city and aud which exceed the and United Choirs to Slug In a Body, Rev.D. J Flynn will lecture on "Patriot ism and Citizenship" In St Patrick's Church, on Easter Monday night, March 36. In connection with the lecture grand chorus of the united choirs of city will be beard. The following la program : Open chorus.By Combined Lie nr«, t-uhjert. "Patriotism and Cit zeaship,". I ns: r ii mental selections .D |J. Wilmington Harmonica Duet.Mbs Mary McAlister and John Conway .Miss Francis Gallagher .United Solo. Closing chorus ARRAY OF LEADING MEN For Eminent Ability and Unimpeachable Integrity. HELD THE HIGHEST POSITIONS Judee G rubVa Knloglum I pan Dela ware's Chief Jimtlcea and Chancellera. No Other Slate Huh Surpassed Dela ware In the Heads of Ha Judiciary. Pen Pictures of Nome of tho Most Cele brated Members of the Delaware Bench. An Evknino Journal reporter called Judge Grubb's house, at Gilpin avenue and Franklin street, yesterday after noon, and. as he entered, stated that the object of his visit was to ssk for further information In regard to the sketch of tbe Delaware judiciary. "Wheu 1 wrote the historical sketch of our judicial system," said tho judge, after he had conducted his visitor to his study, "I bad no idea of communicating to our Wilmington newspapers, be cause I had prepared it and procured the portraits of all our chancellors and chief justices since 1792, at the request of aud exclusively for the publishers of the Medico Ijigal Journal, of New York city. As the newspaper reporters have learned from other sources that I have engaged In this work, and have called upon me, of course I desire to oblige you all, so far ns I can with propriety. "While I cannot give yon the sketch which 1 have prepared for the New York journal, there aro many matters which I can impart without infringing upon what I consider their exclusive right to the article, sketch procured the portraits of every one of our chancellors and chief justices for the century past. I also have compiled brief biographies of each. All of this I shall send to the publishers of tbe Med Ico Legal Journal, from which they will select what is needed for their purpoie. As tbe said journal is a quarterly the space for my article will be necessarily limited, aud, therefore, the sketch 1 have written la rather a brief and concise out line of our juoicial history since 1638 than a more formal and extended treat ment of the subject would bo. In other words it Is in the nature of a magazine article, accompanied by illustrated groups, chiefly of members of the judic iary during the past century. "After procuring from their different owners tbe respective portraits iu their possession, I found it necessary to have photographs taken of each, so as to send them all to the New York publishers and retutu tbe originals. For this reason, and also by request of members of the bar, I made arrangements with J. Paul Brown to photograph the complete set at very reasonable charge, both for those needed by myself and by members of the bar who wished them Mr. Brown has certainly executed his work with great taste and skill, considering tbe difficul ties of photographing very old aud, some'lines, imperfect oil paintings Many of these portraits had ; never been ob tained for tbe public before. Many of t hem existed In a single oil port rait, tome of which are now beyond our state. Remarkable Array of Leading Sien, "Taking the entire collection they cer taioly furnish a very remarkable array of the leading men of Delaware in the past. More than half of them have been members of the Un ted States Senate; others foreign ministers. United States Secretaries of State, members of the con vention which framed the United States Constitution aud signers of tho Declara tion of Independence, besides bolding tbe highest positions in the state Eminent and Unimpeachable. "For eminent ability and unimpeach able personal integrity no bench in the Union has surpassed, if equalled, this hundred years' array of Delaware's chuu cellors and cbief justices. Here, for in stance, is the portrait of George Bead," said tbe judge, bolding up tbe likeness of au extremely handsome aud courtly-look ing person of the old school "He was born in 1733; admitted to the bar at New Castle in 1753, attoru-y general und tbe crown of England from 1764 to 1774. member of tbe Continental Congress of 1774, signer of the Declaration of In dependence in 1776, president of tbe Delaware constitutional convention in 1778, and reputed father of our first stale constitution. "He was judge of the Court of Appeals in Admiralty in 1782, member of the con vention of 1787 which framed tho Con stitution of the United States, our first United States Senator, from 1789 to 1793 when be was appointed chief justice the Supreme Court of Delaware, and held that office until his death In 1798 He was especially selected as cbief justice on account of his conceded superior ability for that position, which was a very difficult one at that particular time, owing to the litigation arising out the revolution. Thii likeness of him is taken from the original oil painting now in the possession of John H Rodney, whose wife is the signer's great-grand daughter. Iu addition to the of our judicial system, I Richard Bassett's Prominence. "Here is Richard Bassett, born Bohemia Manor, Md., in 1745. His wife was the niece of Augustin Herrmann His daughter married the celebrated James A Bayard. Sr , a negotiator of the treaty of Ghent, United States Senator and grandfather of Ambassador Bayard. Richard Bassett filled many very promt lient positions. He was captain of tbe Dover Light Horse under Washington 1777; member of the Delaware constitu tional convention member of tbe convention which framed the Federal constitution ; United States Senator from 1789 to 1796; chief justice of the old Court of Common Pleas until 1799, when he became governor of tbe state, and, in 1861, was United States circuit judge for the circuit which then included Delaware, being appointed that position by President Adams died in 1815 and was buried beside distinguished son in law, James Bay aid, ou tbe same day, at Bohemia Manor. of 1776 aud 1792; First Under This Constitution. ■This is the photograph of Thomas Clayton, taken from bis portrait iu Ç osaessiou of bis granddaughter, Miss onng, at New Castle This has never before been out of the family. Clayton was tbe am of Governor Joshua Clayton, who was a physician. Governor Clayton was tbe last cbief executive under tbe constitution of 1776 and first under that of 1793. Thomas Clayton baa been generally regarded by tbe bar a* one, if not the ablest, of Delaware's greatest chief justices He was born in 1777. ln 18U he was at torney general of Delaware: ln IHM elected to Congress; In 1824 became United States Senator; in 1828 appointed chief justice of the old Court of Common Pleas, and In 1882 made chief justice of the state, tbe first under tbe pieaent constitution, he resigned tbe latter office in 1887,' upon his further election as United States Senator. He died sud denly at his home in New Castle in 1864, Delaware's Greatr.t Son. "As to John M. Clayton, no adequate idea of him can be given iu a mere sketch. Cbief Justice (iilpiu ouce stated to me that Mr. Claytou was the ablest man. as an all round man, that we had bad In Delaware, excepting probably, the elder James A. Bayard. Negotiated the Treaty of (.tient. "This is Richard H Bayard," remarked tbe judge, selecting from tbe photo graphs one which showed a man of mag nificent proportions and bearing. "He was one of the handsomest and courtli est. men of his day. He is a member of our historic Baynrd family, and uncle of Ambassador Bayard. His mother was the daughter of Cbief Jus lice Bassett, and bis wife tbe granddaughter of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Md., a signer of the Déclara tlon of Independence. Mr Bayard was born In 1706. Ho was tbe first mayor of Wilmington, being elected to that office in 1882. He was United States Senator from 1830 to 1830; appointed chief jns tice of Delaware iu 1889; re elected to the Senate In 1841, and served as United States minister to Belgium from 1850 to 1858. His brief term as chief justice afforded him but little opportunity for tbe display of bis judicial qualities, but euabled him to exnibit tbe ability in herent iu his race " "Where did you procure the portrait of the stately-looklug Chief Justice Booth, senior';" " This I procured, after considerable research, from Henry D Booth,his great grandson, who now resides with his family in Germantown, Philadelphia. Cbief Justice Booth held many prominent otfices in bis day. He was secretary of state from 1778 to 1797, under Gover nors Cictar Rodney, John Dickinson, Joshua Clayton and Gunning Bedford He was appointed chief justice of the old Court of Common Pleas, in 1799, and continued on the bench very nearly thirty years. Uls death occurred at. New Castle In 1828 " Chancellors of the OUI School. Tbe reporter was particularly struck with the photographs of Chancellors Nicholas Ridgley and Kensey Johns. Chancellor Ridgley has a remarkably expressive countenance and bead ox pressing strong intellectual power. He is dressed iu the old school garb, silting on tbe bench in the Court of Chancery. "This is tbe photograph of tbe original portrait now in the possession of his niece, Mrs, Charles I. DuPont," said Judge Grubb. "Chancellor Ridglsy *a< born in Dover in 1762, and attained very conspicuous standing at the bar even among such distinguished members as the elder James A. Bayard, Cirsar A. Rodney and Nicholas VauDyke. Iu 1791 he was appointed attorney general of the state, and In 1792 a member of the state constitutional convention. In 1801, npon tbe resignvtiou of Chancellor Killen, he was appointed to preside over the Court of Chancery, and is regarded as the real father of chancery jurisprudence in Delaware. He filled tbe office for thirty years with great distinction and his valuable adjudications are published by Chancellor Bates In the first volume of Delaware Chancery Reports " Nubility and lleauty of Expression, Tbe portrait of Chancellor Kensey Johns, Sr., is an artistic gem in Its exe cution It represents a venerable man, with long, flowing white hair, and the face combining both nobility and beauty of expression "It U certainly a very rare face," re marked tbe judge, regarding it intently. "It bears tbe impress of both high in tellectual and moral endowments. He was horn at West River, Md., in 1759; commenced reading law under Judge Daniel Chase, of the United Stales Supreme Court, and completed his law studies under Cbief Justice Read, at New Castle, where be was admitted to the bar. He was a member of tbe state constitutions! convention in 1792; sp pointed United States Senator in 1794, in lien of George Read, resigned; com missioned associate judge of tbe Supreme Court of Delaware in 1796, and chief justice of that court in 1798, which office he held for mure than thirty years He was appointed chancellor iu 1880, npon tbe death of Chancellor Ridgley. From this office be retired In 1882, and was succeeded by bis sou. Kensey Johns, Jr. Tbe retired chancellor died in his ninetieth year at New Castle, in the full possession of bis mental faculties. Tbla photograph which I have here Is taken from a portrait in the possession of the Misses Stockton, of New Castle, and which is highly valued by them." -r of of THE DELAWARE (AVENUE SITE. The Gailleld Statue Will Occupy a Place In tbe Small Triangular Park. The Garfield Monument Association directors held a meeting last evening The triangular piece of ground Delaware avenue and Washington street was selected for tbe site. Tbe statae will be eight feet high, with a pedsetal of rough cut Uraudywiue granite The pedestal design in being prepared by E. L. Rice, Jr , while the company furnishing the statue will also submit a design. The model originally sent the association has beeu materially changed to meet tbe views of Mrs. Gar field. _ Senator Klingln* Conclude« HIh Argument Senator Anthony Higgins yesterday concluded the argument in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, at Pbila delpbia, for the plaintiff iu tbe suit Charles Richardson against Ephraim Walton and Francis N Buck, iu the partnership ardson took the lower court and iu which there about $56,666 yet in controversy. De cision was reserved. A Preacher Almost Asphyxiated. Kennett SqDAKK, Pa, March 15.- R«v, William H. Jones, pastor of Uuionville Met hod!-.I Church, was fun: unconscious yesterday morning fr m effects of breathing coal gas. He was overcome during the night, and was only resuscitated with great difficulty. on iu to He bis A. dispute iu which Mr. Rich an appeal from tbe finding 'he Mr tbe MOORE AND CARPENTER A Political Movement of Im portance and Uncertainty. SAMUEL 0HAMBEE8 HOLDS THEKEY The Republican Readers Cocked and Primed to Prevent Joseph !.. Carpen ter, Jr.'s Reinstatement Colonel Koocli Moore for the Post mastership. A political movement having for its oh jeetthe waking of Col. Enoch Moore post master of Wilmington, and reinstating Joseph L. Carpenter, Jr , as a member of the Board of Street and Sewer Commis siouers, is on foot, ami In a fair way to be carried through, Samuel Chambers, the Republican member of the board, holds the key to the situation and both he and the Democratic leaders know It. It is now a question whether Demo cratic Influence can induce him to vole with Mr. Gawthrop for the reinstatement of Mr. Carpenter, or whether the Repub lican influence will prevent him from doing it and thereby create a deadlock, the only solution of which will be the election of a compromise candidate. They Celled on Senator Gray. Ever since James 8 Dobb retired from tbe fight for the postmasteiship the scheme has been quietly framing itself under the fostering care of Mr. Carpen ter's friends. This led Colonel Moore to announce himself a candidate for the poslmastership, but the full significance of his.candidacy did not become apparent to the rank and file until yesterday. Then Colonel Moore, supported by Receiver of Taxe» Johu T. Dickey. Prcsl dent Patrick Neary, of the Election Board, and other party leaders, regard less of faction, conferred with Senator Gray at his office at Ninth and Market streets. The movement in all its de tail was, it is understood, laid before the Senator, and approved by him. The Colonel's Active Canvass. Whether or not Senator Gray ^formally commuted himself in favor of Colonel Moore, tbe fact remains that, immedi ately after tbe conference, tbe colonel made a hurried canvass for the support of the Democratic leaders whom he bad not already secured and was fairly sue cessful, after showing .that he bad the unqualified endorsement of Messrs. Neary and Dickey, and intimating that his candidacy was favorably regarded by Senator Gray. fcTbis may not be couraging news to'; Levi] C Bertolette, John C. Karra and Isaac G. Pyle, but it cannot be helped. The Smallest Part of II. The poet office end of this political movement is the «mal lest part about It. There will be no trouble in getting Col onel Moore out of the Street and Sewer Department and Into the post office The fug of war will be on the reinetatement of Mr. Carpenter. Th« gun is loaded at both ends, with Saul Chambers at the trigger, and there Is a large degree of uncertainty as to who will aim the street and sewer barrel for him He will not object to tho retirement of Colonel Moire, hut he would rather see Commissioner Gawthrop go To find himself in a position where he can buck squarely against President Gawthrop will be an unalloyed pleasure and it will doubtless be sweetened when Bach, MabsfTy & Co pat him on the back and say: "Bully for you, Sara. Now you've got 'em where you want 'em. Demand the presidency and two thirds of the patronage, or don't vote for Carpenter," This .la the Situation, The Board of Street and Sewer Com missioners consists of three members. Regarding vacancies, section 3. of the act creating the department, provides; ' The members of said board shall bold no other municipal office dnrlng bis or their membership iu said board. The said board shall tiil and shall fill in its own membership, except where there aie two or more vacancies at. the same time, in which case the mayor aforesaid shall appoint directors to till the unexpired term. "Etch member of said board shall, be fore entering upon bis duties, in addition to sny oath required to be taken by other municipal officers, take and subscribe and file in the office of the mayor of the said city an oath of affirmation that he will faithfully perform his duties as a director iu the Street aud Sewer Depart ment of said city, and that he will neither be concerned nor Interested pecuniarily either directly or indirectly, In any contract for works or materials furnished for or about the erecting, construction or repairs of said streets, squares, lanes, roads, alleys, gutters, drains, sewers, natural water courses, runs or rivulets, while a member of said board ; and further that be will not be controlled in any vote or action as a member of said board, by political x>r partisan considera tion." Tbe Street and Sewer Department was created by an act of tbe General As sembly passed on April 20, 1887. Tbe bill named J. Newliu Gawthrop, Joseph L. Carpenter, , Jr., aud James Murray commissioners. The ' terms were deter mined by lot, Joseph L Carpenter,! Jr drew the six-year term, expiring April 1, 1898; J. Ne elin Gawthrop, the four year term, expiring April 1, 1891; and James Murray the two year term expiring April l, 1889. Mr. Murray was succeeded by Mr. Chambers; Mr Gaw throp succeeded himself, and Mr. Car penter, after a bard fight, had to step out to mako room for Colonel Moore. At the last session of Ike General As sembly an effort was made to inorea-e tb« membership of the boatd to four, and to make Mr. Carpeuter tbe fourth man. Large delegations went to Dover In behalf of Mr. Carpenter sud urged tbe necessity for keeping him in a position iu which be hud shown such efficiency, This did not coincide with the viuws of Colonel Moore, tbe newly elected member, and Peter J. Ford, who held a Silver brook grudge against Mr. Carpeuter, and they put their heads together and de feated tbe measure, nut by a majority but because Carpenter men could not marshal the requisite two-thirds vote. Now Colonel Mooie is quite willing to drop a $500 position for one paying about $3,560. hut there is nothing Iu it lor Peter J Ford. As Mr. Ch tubers blew hot n hot and rold during I he legislative fight be nay do I he same t hing now. Mr Carpenter is iu New York to day and bis friends will not have much say about the movement. Receiver of Taxes Dickey, speaking BO have power to any vacancies to of T. is tbe d the of the tbe post mastership this afternoon, said : "It, will be Enoch Moore, there la no doubt about that." STREET RAILWAY MEN STRIKE. Superlntemlent. of Ilia Company Shot and Dangerously Wounded lly Una of the Strikers. Long Island City, March 15—The employee of tbe street railway company here went on a strike this morning. In tense excitement prevails. A big crowd gathered at the superin tendent's office, and one of the men fired through the window Inflicting a severe scat, wound on that official. The police are making arrests. BOMB-THROWER BLOWN UP. Olliom Severely \Vouu«I«m 1 lly an Ex P loulou ui a Church Kutranco. Pauis, March 15. —A dynamite bomb was exploded at the entrance of the Church of La Mudelaiue this morning. Tbe man who threw the bomb was killed outright ami many others were severely wounded. NEGRO MURDERER HANGED, II« K*cn|mr 1 From .lull lint Wax Cuplar««! «ml SumiuMrlly I >«**11 With. Scranton, Pa., March 15. —The negro murderer, Puryea encapul from tue jail here this mormlng. A crowd started in pursuit, and after capturing the man, hanged him. , to PALMER'S RESIGNATION. CONTINUED ILL HEALTH THE CAUSE FOR THE STEP. The Chief Knghtrcr of the Surveying Department Has Placed III* Itcslguu tluu In tho Hand« of Connell's Com mittee. Harry Palmar, chief engineer of tho Surveying Department, has resigned. He placed his resignation in the hands of the special committee of City Connell on ngineer e a day nr two ago, aud It will he presented to City Connell to-night. It will be accepted, without doubt, en the chief engineer la not physically able to attend to the duties of hie office. Mr. Palmer, who lives at No 1612 Trenton Place, was appointed to the office two years ago last February. 'erm was three years aud the salary $2.066 He succeeded George H. Boughman, a Democrat, whose removal by tbe Repub lican City Council created snob a .light between that holy aud the Street aud Sewer Department, which wished to re tain him and questioned the right of City Council to either remove 'Boughman or elect Pa mer, City.Council persisted iu electing Palmer, and Boughman had to »tep out Mr Palmer actively and satisfactorily performed the duties of the office until ■ bout a year ago, when he was attacked by pulmonary trouble of nn aggravated nature. Since then he has only been able to be at the office at intervals, and has had little to do with the active work of tbe depart meut During his entire sickness his salary has continued ; but, now, seeing nn prospect of recovery before Ids term shall lavs expired, he bus decided, as a matter of justice to tho city, to open the place for sumo healthy and active man. While Mr Palmer was in good health he whs regarded as an efficisut director of tbe engineering work of the municipality. 1, The JAMES MEQHATTEN DEAD. One of the First Sewing Stachln« Man ufacturera Succumbs to Paralysis. James Megratten, aged 71 years, died at midnight at the Brandywine Springs Hotel, tbe home of his son In law, Rich ard W, Crook, after a long period of suffering. Mr. Megratten was born at Chester and came to this city when quite young and learned the trade of machinist. Before tbe 1st« war he began the manufacture of primitive sewing machines and was one of Ihe first manufacturers of these labor savers. Later be was engaged iu the furniture business. About six years ago he took upvhi« home with Mr. Crook. Two years ago tbe deceased was at tacked with paralysis and has been con Sued to bis bed the greater part of the time since, seized with a second attack aud this re sulted In bis death. Mr. Megiatten wa« a member of the Second Baptist Church, of this city. His funeral will take place on Sunday, vices will be conducted at the home of his son-in-law and interment will he mede in the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. On Monday night be was Ser Dlmtatroua Flood In the Wr*t> Boise, Idaho, March 15 —Tbe Indian Creek reservoir dsm'broke last night, flooding tbe valley and causing great damages to stock, horses and crops. Two lives are reported lost. Justice Sutherland Still Missing. Bhooklyn, March 15.—Justice Suther land, of Gravesend, who was found guilty yesterday of oppression has not yet beeu found. DaGamu at Lisbon,7 Lisbon, March 15. —Dispatches re ceived here state that DaQama. with 566 insurgent sailors, will be brought here on the Mendices. Fire In a «table. At 16 16 o'elcck last night Ihe stable of William Harrigan,|at|the foot, of Bird street, was found to be on fire Au alarm wa« rent in from box No. 26 aud the Fire Department responded promptly. The stable was a frame structure covered with tin and it was with diffi culty that water conld he put on the tire. A colt valued at $366 that was iu the stable was burned to death. The stable was worth about $206. Kpwurth Musicale to Be Repeated. The musicale of the Epworth M B. Chntcb choir, repeated by request, will bs In that cbuich ou night next, and not in the Auditorlnm, as stated a few days »go Practically, thesaiue talent will assist, with tbe ad ditioa of the Wilmington Harmonica Club, whose playing will be one of tbe features of the evening's entertainment. which will be held Wednesday of DELAWARE IS AHEAD. The Diamond State Leads in Sunday School Members. STATE SUNDAY BOHOOL CONVENTION The Heventh Annual Meeting Convenes In Weal I'reabyterlan Church - Delegate* Welcomed Ity Rev. A. N. Kelgwln. Joseph Pyle Frcaldrs-An Interesting SI allai leal Report, At 10 o'clock this morning tbs seventh annual convention of the Delaware State Huuday School Association was opened In West Presbyterian Church. The front of the church was handsomely decorated with palms and American flags. Above the pulpit, where it could bo seen by all the delegates, was the Inscription: "Welcome, and the Very God of Peace Sanctify You Wholly." The delegates began to arrive a fens minutes neforo 10 o'clock aud the large auditorium of the church was well tilled. Many did not arrive until later, however, aud ihe afternoon session was mach more largely attended than tho morning. The delegates aro of all denominations, ages and sexes Many of them were young und enthusiastic, and as the meeting progressed 1 hay «bowed their interest in the work of teaching and training the young. The morning session was de voted to routine business, and all listened to the valions reports with interest. At the afternoon session papers were reed by prominent interest In Sunday school work. About the first object that caught the eye of the delegates as they entered the chnrch was the familiar figure of Joseph Pyle silting on the platform. The session was opened by a service of song led by Professor John R. Sweeney, Tbe scriptural lesson was read by Joseph Pyle. The following committees were ap pointed: Credentials, T. U H. Messinger, W. K Crosby, O W. Todd; nominations, W. H Fmilk, Charles Bssdeukopf, W. F Jakes; finance, Charles B and C. W. Pitney, J. F. Joncs, W. K. Crosby,George Penulwell. resolutions. Rev, T. E. Ferry, J M. Couly, A W. Gawthrop. Tbe addrues of welcome was made by Rev. A. N. Kelgwln, pastor of West Presbyterian Church. He said that be know the delegates were able and ex perienced workers. Tbe convention he hoped would he a free speech convention snd that the mouths of the women would not he closed. He wished that the con vention could be held every year in his church as It always proved a great bene fit. Joseph Pyle responded. Tbe re ports of the state treasurer and executive committee were read and adopted. An Interesting Report. Tbs report of Aubrey Vandever, sta tistical secretary, was Ihe most interest ing report read during the morning. He oald: who take a great "It is with pleasure that I greet you with tabulated figures showing that over 466 Holiday schools held their see sinus at stated times, most of them each Sunday during the entire year. We need not fear anarchy while this host Is steadily growing. It embodies 28 par cent, of t ho population of the state. In proportion to the population the "Dia mond" outshines any state in the Union iu ita numerical Sunday school strength. The World Growing Better, "I cannot agree with those who say that the world is growing worse, for I believe that it is growing better every day. The following la the number of Sunday aoltojls, teachers aud scholars iu the slate : Num- Offl- Schol- To iler. cere. ars. tab I 5 40 48 :I4 33.1 1,57» 1,900 U SO «59 r .„ 33 Pit 3,823 3,333 8 40 4Î 368 41(1 13 »1 104 766 33.038 34,794 37(1 3,237 2,597 318 3.387 3,735 1 4 SU 24 43 641 5.196 5,827 iCI 31(1 3,770 8,070 3 52 451 r 1» 18U 3,502 3,582 . 1 4 44 I . 5 44 455 49» 1 « 35 41 1 10 VU 108 ToUl.408 5,587 43,804 49.49» This shows a gain of nearly 6,606 for tbe year past. W. K Crosby made the report from the New Castle County Association. He said that the society was in a better condition than ever aud showed a .great improvement. During the year five new schools were organized. W. K. Jakes made tbe report from Kent county, which was very encouraging. As the delegate« from Sussex were late in ar riving the reading of the repoit from 8us«ex was postponed. The following resolution was passed. "Resolved, That a central committee of five be appointed to Inaugurate a «ystern of normal work, adopting each methods aud plans as will best secure co-operation through the slate." The report on Schools aud Workers was made by Charles F. Hendricks. The morning session closed by a service of song __ Ailvent. African M E African U. M. P.. Baptist. Christian Dinclpl«. I Evangelical Brethren. 3 FrlemU. Methodist Episcopal.. .15» MetliiKliat t'lSoreil. 36 Methodist 1 Tut tat am.. 33 New Jerusalem. Presbyterian. I'rut est am. S.plscupal »»formed Episcopal Unman Catholic-. Union. Union A. M. E. Unitarian. Reformed Church .. 719 48 .... 1 48 The Wild lionet In Port. The British steamship Wiidfiower, Cap tain F. W. Livingstone, 1,745 tons, was entered at tbe port this morning from Rouen, France. Janvier's shoe store will remove to 615 King street, on March 23th. SIGHTS AND SCENES ... OF THE WORLD. March 15. Part 11. Numbers Changed Every Day. Cut this coupon out and keep it until three of different numbers are accumulated, then forward them to gether with TEN CENTS To the Coupon Department of ths SvBNtNa Jouknal and you will re ceive the elegant portfolio of photo graphs as advertised. See our adver tisement on another page. CCT THIS OUT.