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—Wl »7» The EVENING JOURNAL has the largest bona fide circula tion in the s'ate. 7 RN AL. " 1 r The EVENING JOURNAL, the live advertiser's medium, cir culates among the masses. li SEVENTH YEAR. WILMINGTON, DEL., FRIDAY DECEMBER 14, 1894 ONE CENT. _ MSU «AMTKU \K7 ANTED—ENERGETIC MAN WITH *» abont $100 can net a permanent agency which will p»y $20 weekly clear. J. READS, Delaware House._ D O YOÛ' WANT HELP ?" A FIRST ■ ■ class carefully managed Employment Bureau Is tha place 1 1 obtain It. The EX CHANGE only reals with responsible people. You are kindly requested to o,»U and Investi gate^ »vor 800 M rket sireet ! __ W AITED AGENTS TO HANDLE OUR oils. Large commissions paid. The A. OIL COMPANY. Cleveland,»). .. R. TIMMINS WANTED._ V17ANTED.-A CAKHI AGB« MUHT HE A ▼ ▼ good one. Address W. C. Box 3 Kleinere _LOST AND FOUND._ I "~ OST.-IN GOING FROM ELEVENTH, J down Market, to Eighth, to Washington, ket-book contai al- g railroad passee ai.il ween $8-1 and $70. Reward of $10 given and no questions asked, if left at I)r. W. E. SHERWOOD'S, 815 Washington St, 1 «" bet utiaau asi) ssiH>iaa ■\riCELY FURNISHED FRONT ROOMS, lx single or communicating. Also table board. No. 409 Delaware ave u ne. W ANTF.D-BOARDEHH, GOOD ACCGM mndatlons. No. 406 East Fourth street. AtAL RSI AX A. F ob rent.-btore and dwelling No. 2J4 Madison street. Rent low. Also dwelling No. i»9 Madison street. Six roooms and bath; $11 per month. JAMES MDNA OHA N. No. 4 1 8 Market street. 1 ?OR HALE!—THE PRO PERT Y NO. 1306 Delaware avenue for sale cheap and on reasonable terms. H. F, DURE, Fourth and Oranee streets. NOTICES. N otice undersigned will apply to ihe Legislature at Its next session tor a divorce from her hus band Ulysses G. Simons. IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SALUE A. SIMONS. J^O riCE.-ELEOTION. The Union National Bank or I Wilmington, V Wilmington, Del., Deo. 8. 1894.1 The annual meeting of stockholders for the election of dlrectTS will be held at Ihe bank ing house Tuesday, January 8, 18»j, between the hours of 2 and 4 p. m JOHN H. DANBY, Cashier. J^OTICE-ELEÜTIDN. First National Bank op Wilmington, 1 Delaware. v Wilmington, Del.. 1 ec. 8, 1894.1 The annual election for nine directors will be hold at the banking house on Tuesday. January!, 1895, beiweeu the Cours of 2 and 4 o'clock p, m. HENRY BUSH, Cashier. PROPOSALS. S. ENGIN ICR'S OFFICE. wjlmINO tou. Dm.« December 8th« 1894. 8**ale.i proposals in trlplicat**, for dredging and ex cavating upon th«* route of the inland water way from •- hh)COteague bay. Va., to Delaware bay, Del, will be received here until 12o'clock noon January 8th. 18 h5, and then public!v opened- All information furnished on appli cation to WILL'AML F. SMITH, U. 8. Agent. U. _ MUB1NB8» UAMUa. _ D uring decf.mber we will sell all the finest optical goods at prices which enable all to buy a cbeap bat valuable Christmas gift. Our ambition to sell only the best, perfect fitting eyeglasses has been appreciated by our many pat-ons and though the prices are low you will !ln<i our goods the best and our lenses the finest crystal, gold spectacles $5.00, reduced from J •,0u. Steel glasses 50 cents, reduced from $1.00, Opera glasses $150. Eyes examined free by DR. H. H0EGLE8BEHGER, No 816 Market street. Opera House. Every glass_ guara n teed and changed free. LECTKICAL REPAIRING. Electric Motors. Dynamos Elect!Ic Bell work and Light Machinery of all deactlptious BUILT AND REPAIRED. HBINEL & SON. Near Delaware Ave. Station, B. & O. R. R. Telephone No. 816. Sol'd E IMUTIOK.- K. LEVY'S CONFIDENTIAL IT LOAN OFFICE, 'noms 4 and 5, Exchange Building, corner Seventh and Market streets, •.uv ANGES MONEY ON PERSONAL PROPERTY of all descriptions at low rates Of Interest, buys and sells WATCHF.e DIAMOND8 AND ALL KINDS OF JEWELRY. Private consultation room attached. Open evenings nntll 8 o'clock. Also furniture Stored at lowest rate«. Fut mon 4L. M KN'S CLOTHING CLEANED AND RE patred at KING'S 615 » »range street For a Jewish Synagogue. Several prominent Israelites of this City have begun a movement toward forming a congregation and building a synagogue. It Is said that there are 200 well to do who are awaiting for the movement to get under good management and into systematic shape. In January, Rev. Dr. Kranskcph, of Philadelphia, will speak In tbe Opera House for the new congrega tion aud t hen aid In Its organiz ation. Winter Underwear. Yon will fiud the largest stock and beat assortment of winter underwear in tbe city at Ross's. No. 2id Market street, at prices guaranteed tbe lowest families in this city Before purchasing elsewhere look at tbe cele brated Glasten burg Health Underwetr, pure wool, silk finish. Tha Weather. In the Middle States and New England to day fair wenher will prevail, with moetlr stationary, followed in this section by rising temperature and fresh to light westerly and southwesterly winds. On Saturday, in both of these s» tlons. warmer, fair to partly cloudy weather end light southerly winds will prevail, followed by rain or snow la tho lake region; and on Sunday partlv cloudy weather, wlt'h slight temperature changes. New York Herald Weather Foreoosts.— 1 The fall of temperature observed In this section yesterday will cease after this morning. A depression reported In the Northwest will more east to the lake region, with southerly winds and warmer weather in the interior of the country._ CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. —Rev. Dr. Henry O. McCook gave an Inter esting leotnre on the mother love and baby hood of spiaers In the drawing-room of the New-Qeutnry Club last night. —Hard wood mantels and tiles at Yercers'. 419 Market street. —The «nnday "chool Association, of Bt. Paul's M. E. Church has elect-d John A. Cannon president; Harry J. Guthrie, Vize president; »lies Mam« Morrow, secretary ; Miss Clara Mmgatroyd, treasurer; Lewis H. Fonlk, periodical Agent. —T. A. Kleeel, of Washington. D. O.. will conduct rebglous services for the deaf and dumb on next Sunday *fternoon,at 2.30o'cluck at the Y. M. C. A. —The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan, passed through this city this morning, enrome for Elkton. She was 77 years of age, and d»«d In Coate-vllle, Pa. Interment will be trade in Lewisville, Md. —Rebecca S. Lodj* hts "sold to August Brlnokle a lot on Brown street. South Wil mington. The consideration Is not stated. —The chancery case of Lee vs. Fahey will be resumed before Commissioner Harrington on Monday. —John T. Johnston, of near Newark, one of the victims of the new Intei-stste boundary line, was In town to-dsy endeavoring to find out whether he lives In Pennsylvania or Del aware. —The funeral of Augustus Frlderlch WU man will occur lo-morrow from hts rsslden ce. No 12»6 Jefferson street; intern ent In the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, lie was 84 years of age, and hie death, occurred yesterday of old age. —Mr,and Mrs. Willard Saulsbnry moved their residence, to-oay to Fourteenth and Broome streets. VRTEBiSS IT PBIWCROVB. Tli« Thirty-second Anniversary of the Itattle of Fredericksburg Celebrated at the Pretty Little Town on the Dela ware. Pennsorovb, Dec 14 —The thirty second anniversary of the battle of Fred ericksburg was celebrated by the vete rans of the Survivors Association of the Twenty founh Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers In this place yesterday. Extensive preparations had been trade to give the old comrades of the boys in blue a hearty welcome at their annual reunion, and an Interesting program was carried out. The day was practically a holiday, business being almost at a standstill, and the citizens turning out en masse to great the defenders of the old flag. The veterans of the regiment, with the exception of those living in this place and vicinity, mostly arrived on the 9 87 train on the Delaware River railroad. The survivors of the regiment were met at the station by Acton Post, G. A, R ; Edward H. Green Camp, No. 84, Sons of Veterans; Viola Connell, No. 20, Junior Order United American Mechanics, and the cornet band Here they formed in line, and, beaded by the mayor and City Council, paraded over the town The reunion was held In St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, and opened with pr>yer by Chaplain Isaac Fowler, of Company E, after which Mayor Torton, in a brief address, wel comed the regiment in behalf of the citizens of the borongh. Reports of the last reunion were read, the treasurer presented his report, letters were read from absent members and various other business matters were adjusted. The committee on nominations ported the following officers for the suing year, and they were unanimously elected: President, James D. Torton, Company K; vice presidents, Isaac Rldg way, Company A; Samuel F, Barcb, Com pany B; Captain John T. Garwood, Compauy C; William Carney, Com pany D; Sergeant Isaac J Cowglll. Company E; Captain William B Pepper. Company F ; Captain James G Hoagland, Company G; Christopher Latch, Company H; Ephraim Richmond, Company I; Clarkson Ogden, Company K; secretary, William N Hewitt, Company E; assistant secretary, E E Ulaspall, Company F ;treasurer, Edgar J. Riley, Compauy F ; assistant treasurer, Samuel F Barch, Company B: executive commit tee, C Ballinger, Company A; Nicholas R Greiner, Company B; Elijah Wheaton, Company C; L. S Ledden, Company D; Isaac L. Fowler, Company E; E Ë Uiaspell, Company F ; Charles M Peace, Company G; Lieutenant James J Reeves, Company H; Joseph D. Hendrickson, Compauy X; James Layton, Company K. The selection of a place to bold the next annual meeting ceased considerable discussion. Salem, Vineland, Paulsboro, Port Norris, Swedesboro, Millville and Woodbury were named and Salem was finally selected. BOTH GRAPHIC AND INSTRUCTIVE. Past Grand Master Jones Told His Fellow Workmen Hhat He Saw to Chinatown. Past Master Workman A. B. Jones delived an Interest,lug lecture on ''My Trip to Chinatown," before Wilmington Lodge, No 1, A. O Ü W last evening His description of the sights of that fanions Celestial colony in San Francisco were graphic and instructive. The lodge will observe memorial day on Thursday, January 17, at which time appropriate action will be taken on the death of members of the order Wonderful Feats «I a Fowl. John Jackson, this borough, says the West Chester News, has taught his pet rooster "Dick" a number of new tricks which are quite remarkable. He will box with Mr, Jackson like a trained pugilist and ride a horse for an hour at a time if permitted to do so. He will frequently fly to the back of ahorse In a blacksmith shop and ait there patiently awaiting its moving. Then he will flap his wings as though nothing in the world could please him better. He will also walk a tightrope. A new trick has just been learned by ' Dick. " At the command be will mount a revolving barrel and walk It as though ha ware on a treadmill, apparently en joying the novelty thoroughly. John may teach him to pick the nalla from the hoofs of herses and thus assist him In bis work. vs> re •n Novel Service at G race Church, Dr. Hnlbnrd has arranged an extra ordinary service for to-night at Grace Cimrch on "The Pew Talking to the Pulpit." From tbe following stand points these gentlemen will talk; "Finance," Job H. Jackson; "Law," Henry C. Conrad; "Business," F. 8 Heisler; "the Sunday School," 0. W. Pnsey; "Education," W. A Reynolds; "Medicine," "Politics," ''Journalisai," Dr. P. W. Tomlinson; Hastings; Waehlngton " George W. Roberts; "Epworth League," W. H. Smith; "the Children," Miss Josia Fogg. Chief Justice Lore will preside and Rst W C Johnson will conduct devotions, while Mrs, N. R Benson will direct tbe music. Ninth Annual Christmas Botertalnment. The ninth annual souvenir Christmas entertainment of the Goldey Wilmington Commercial College will be held at tbe Auditorium on next Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock The program will consist of hnmor, magic and music, delphia Barjo, Mandolin and Club will costumes, Howard Sattarwalth will give humerons select Ions and the magic per formance will be by H Herman Staib. Will Disease Park Needs. The joint meeting of tbe Park and Water Commissions and the Street and Seweri Departments has been fixed for next Wednesday afternoon at. 8 o'clock at Sixteenth atd Market streets Tbit will be the first time these bodies have joined issues, and the subject will be the entrance to tbe Brandywine Park. The Modern Mother Has found that her little ones are improved more by the pleasant laxative, Syrup of Figs, when in need of tbe laxative effect of a gentle remedy than by any other, and that it is more acceptable to them Children enjoy itandltbemfits them, The true remedy, Syrnp of Figs, Is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only. Order Now; You'll Need It, Coal and wood from H T. Sergeant, office Seventh aud King. Phone 645. Hick ory wood for open grates. The Pfalla Onitar be present in different THE MINORITY KICKS. The Democratic Members Ob ject to Being Ignored. LEFT OUI WHEJf BILLS ABE MADE They Claim That the Majority Hat Gone Oat of the Way to Sunh the Minority. Smith and Tyre Argue the Point—The City Solons in Session, At the meeting of City Council last night a resolution for the refunding of |5 28 overpaid to Michael McCarty, was reported favorably by the finance com mittee. The city treasurer ' sported that the balance in the Union National Bank was 155,854 90; Received of H. H. Billany. $150; Edmund Mitchell, Jr., $500; Eugene M Sayers, $875 The city auditors cent a communies - tlen to Council stating that a check drawn in favor of John Bowers has remained In the city treasurer's office since 1881, annoyance to the city treasurer in bal slicing his accounts The auditor asked that the matter he referred to the proper persons In order that the check may be cancelled. The matter was referred to the proper persona. Mr. O'Neill presented a petition signed by residents of the First ward asking Council to have the buildings known as Arcade row dec'arsd nuisances aud that they be torn down, as they are eye sores and fire-traps Mr O'Neill moved that the petition be referred tu the building Inspector with powar to act. The buildings had already been condemned as a nuisance by the Board of H-alth Mr. Tyre—"The Board of Health can inspect snd declare any building a nuisance, but neither the board nor the building Inspector can order a building torn down unless it Is In danger of falling, uotsimply because His a frame.struoture " Mr. O'Neill—"I think the building inspector can be trusted to act Inside the law. He is already given the power to act but he wants authorization from Council " Mr. Tyra—"If he had power he could order any building torn down whether it was dangerous or not. I think it better to refer the matter to tha building iuspsc tor to report at the next meeting. 1 move this as an amendment." The third reading of the ordinance for the transfer of $1,200 from the miscel laneous appropriation to the Public Buildings Committee was made. Mr Donahot— "I would like to ask the chairman of the Public Buildings Com mittee to explain bow it comes that although 'but about six months has «lapsed, more money is needed " Mr. Kirby—"This appropriation has been eaten np by bills which were neces sary. The repairs of the towsr, and other bills have taken away considerable money. All the fund has been sp«nt ua public buildings and none unnecessarily The tower east more than was expected. It must also be remembered that the ap proprlation this year Is $1,500 less than last year," Mr. Smith—"I would like to ask tha chairman of the Publia Buildings Cum mittee If be was not aware of the con dtcion of the tower before the appropria tlon was made? It strikes me very forcibly that he had the tower Inspected by both a contractor and the building ln»p;etor, both of whom gave him their opinion as to Its condition. He knew what was needed. Tha work was not dona by contract as required by the ordinances It was simply go ahead and then pay for It. The committee knew when two or three boards bad been removed just what the repairs were likely to cost, but they didn't stop to oorapnte cost or ask for bids, bat went right ahead. The ex isudltures were not jnd olously made f they bad been the committee would not now be where it is This applies not only to the tower, but to other bills. I am opposed to the transfer, at this time aud under ithese oircnmatances, of any money from another committee's fund* The ordinance says that w« mustn't override the appropriation. There are a number of bills out. now for which there la no money to pay." Mr Staats— "Every member of the com mittee knows just how every cent of this fund has been expended. There was quits a good deal of It spent on .the tower. We asked contractors to bid and they refused to do so. If the gentle man from the Eleventh will remember some two or three years ago, when an examination was made by a prominent oontiaotor the tower was pronounced In condition to et«nd for twenty years. Notwithstanding this another examination made when the tower began leaking, showed that the pilasters or pillars were rotten and the whole tower in bad condition. Contractors would not bid on the work Tha gentleman snows that no bills were unjust. Last year we had $3 6C0 lu this fund, and this year It was $2,000, Wo didn't expect any extraordinary expanses, and did not expect to have to furnish any offices Evan with thla $1.200 transfer, which Is ample to carry the committee through, we will still have expended lees than last year. I believe the Pnbllo Buildings Committee has triad to keep the expen ditures down. All tho appropriations of Council have been shaved down to a beggarly limit, and we have been com pelled to go alow in order to make them reach out. The commissions on the other band have been permitted to expen l lavishly whenever they wished We are careful and claim that these extraordinary expenses are necessary and compulsory. If we had not done as we did, the expenses might have been much greater. There la no reason to complain. It had to be dona. There ere one or two bills outstanding. Oue of them was necessary In order to beat the building If It bad not keen incurred the health of th* officials would have been endangered. Mr. Smith— 'Don't the ordinance eay that when the appropriation la expended ait expenditures must cease? Wasn't the committee aware that there was no money to pay bille»? Oat friend of the Eighth says that a contractor guaran teed the tower for a number of years. Isn't thla the same contractor who afterwards was given the job and con demned the tower so as to pile up this big bill which afterwards came in in driblets?" Mr. Staats— "It was the same con tractor " Mr Tyre—"The one spot which seems to ba the complaint from the gentleman from the Eleventh is the tower Some of the members end citizens would like to have this tower taken off anil lbs and has been a source of original style of architecture restored, bat If this was done it would remove the best striker in the city, the bell. This is very heavy and requires strong beams. Mr Smith knows nothing of the tower or Its inspection. Another expense of the building committee was the dog extermi nator which cost $800 or $400 Smith knows where all the money Is spent and has had plenty of chance to oppoae the bills when they weie passed. He did oppose the tower repair bills, but they paused just the same." Mr. Smith—''My friend from the Sev enth ward admittad then that tbe ordi nances had not been lived np to, bbt, as be says, the bills passed just the same 1 will ask him, have the minority members of the committees ever bien consulted In these things T Why. you don't treat the minority with common courtesy. They never are consulted before the expenses are contracted and ntver know anything about the bills till they are presented for audit. Of course they are passed. The msjority beats the minority every time. When you want to do anything you do It." Mr. Donohoe—"As one of the commit tee I am always willing to vote for the transfer of an appropriation when a just cause exists for It The committee has never been made aware of bills before they are contracted, that is the minority members, and there have been a nnmbsr of bills which the minority members failed to sign, as the clerk knows. In reference to tbs extraordinary expenses no one has ever stated, to my knowledge, just what the cost of repairs on the tower amounted to. As the gentleman from the Eleventh ward has said tbs expenditures for repairs on the tower were not according to the charter or ordinances of thla body, 1 have nothing further to say." Thla ended the controversy, and a vote was taken on the passage of the ordinance, Mr Smith voting no. The ordinance was then referred to the mayor for his consideration. Bid* were received far plaolug^H Iron railing abont the Garfield monu ment, as follows: P. P. Tyre, $195; Brandywine Granite Company, |4 90 per lineal font The matter was referred to the Garfield special committee There are 414 feet in the curbing, which would make the latter bld $3u2 80 After Council adjourned the committee met and awarded me bid to P. P. Tyre. Mr. sa GLYSI, ÂT LAST, BESTS EIGLISH. Although ihe Mob Howled Against Him, Ihe Flacky Baatam Holds Out and Laads tbe Flgfatlog. Wilmington's bantam fighter, John Glynn, last night bested Sal English, of Baltimore,before a crowd that was yelliag Itself hoarse for the young Btltlraoreau and jeered when Referee Jake Kllrain was compelled, by Glynn's tine figbttug, to give tbe Wilmington boy tha decision It was tbe third mealing of these two plucky little figbtars and the New Assembly rooms were erswdad with sports eager to see them finish. A compléta summary of tha rounds as appeared In to-day's Baltimore Han, follows: First—English led on the forehead, then with a hard light bander on the head Thla blow hurt bis thumb Next he reached the wind, and received a hard one on tbe face. The round ending even Second—English found Glynn's body snd face, Glynn countering aud reaching English's wind Third—Both men ducked repeatedly. English landed twlca on Glynn's face Glynn, after clever dodging, landed a body oonuter, and the round ended by English planting a stiff punch on tbe f ce. Fourth—English landed on the face, Glynn countering on tha body. English landed, reached the face and closed tbe round with a left on tbe fees. Fifth—Glynn opened with two facers, and English found his opponent's body twice aud receivtd a stiff blow on tbe face Sixth—Beth went in for hard work. After an exchange Glynn landed in the face and ducked a wicked blow. Glynn rnsbed landed on the body and face. English countered on the nose, following with a blow on the right jaw. That Maw Bridge Across the River. The officers of the Pennsylvania rail road will, in a few days, be ready to begin work on the proposed bridge across tbe Delaware in tbe northern part of Philadelphia. It is to have a draw of 380 fset with three through spans of 540 feet each. The bridge will be the only oue across tbe Delaware river below Trenton. Tbe approval of the Secretary of War to tho plans prepared by tbe engineers of tbe Pennsylvania railroad ware secured some time age, eo that the oonstrnctlon of the structure can begin at ones. A short elevated railroad will be built on tbe Pennsyl vanla side from near Frankford jonction to connect with the western approach of the bridge, and the right of way for this branch has been secured for a good part of its length. Hall Hay In Municipal Court. There was but little business before the Municipal Court to-day, and for a wonder, not a case of drunkenness. Charles Brooks, colored, was arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct. It was shown that he was one of a crowd that amused itself by kicking doors on King street last night. He was fined $1 Alexander Worlenbnry, colored, waa charged with tbe larcency of $6 from another colored man by the name of Monts. None of the witnesses were present and the case was continued till to-morrow, bail being fixed at $300 At tachments were Issued f< r the witnesses Friendly VUltort Conference. Rev. H 8. Dnlany and Lea Pnsey will address the monthly conference of Friendly Visitors of the Associated Charities this afternoon. The meeting will be held at 3 o'clock, in the parlors of tbs New Century Glnb The eubjeet for general discussion Is "Tbe Relation of Charity Work to tho Temperance Ques tion." Sorry Wo Oan't Afford to give you two or three yards of news paper talk abont oar shoes for they are worth H, but we sell at too small a profit for that, but we can serve yon with the beet there is in shoes fur tbe smallest amount of cash that's a point worth remembering. Forman's No 10 E 4th street, between Market and King. Real Estate Transferred, Transfer of property on the north side of Front street, east of Broome, from Martin Keogh to Rosa Keogh h«a been filed. YOUNG COLTON AND HIS PISTOL. He Fired Eight Shots In the Yard and Adjourned to the Uath-roam for Further Practice. It was reported on the streets yester day that John 8 Colton, ann of the late Councilman Franklin B Colton, and for a long time olerk In the office of J. M, Mather A Co , had attempted to commit suicide at the home of his mother, No. 1819 West Eighth street, attributed wu that he and his youn wife had had a misunderstanding separated. His brother, Charles P. Colton, clerk In the office of the Atlas Dredging Company, stated to an Evknino Journal reporter this morning that there was no truth la the ramer and he could not tell how It originated. He said, In part; "John bas beau ont of amnloymsnt since September and thla has worried him to each a degree that he la sick and nnder a doctor's oars for a nervous affection. In addition to this ha smokes a great many cigarettes and that has contributed to the breaking down of his health. As tegards the relations of himself and bis wife they are, as far as I know, of the moat pleasant character. From other sources It is learned that on Wednesday afternoon Mr. Colton went to the home of hts father-lu-law, David M. Ranch, No. 1307 West Eighth street, saw bis young wife and asked her for a four-barreled pistol of his which she had in her possession. She saw that he had been drinking and at first demurred at giving It to him but when be said that he wanted to sail It to another man she let him have it. He burst out crying, said he felt so despondent, and Intimated that he might do something desperate. Hla wife did all she conld to dissuade him. Finally he left the house snd went to bis owu home, » few doors away, went Into the back yard and fired elgbt shots, which could be distinctly heard at the Rauck house, A few minutes later Raymond, a young brother of Jrhn, ran to the home of Mr. Rauck aud told the family that he had tried to shoot himself In the bath room, his sister knocking the weapon from his hand. When the young wife beard this she swooned audit took some time to resus citate her. Dr, Lukens was called in to attend Mr. Celtou, whom he found in a very excited condition Opiates were administered end soon pat him to sleep. Mis Rauck was seen to-day. She said that the only reason her daughter cam« home to live was that Mr Colton could lot get work no estrangement; on the always proved a most affectionate husband, was at liberty to come and see hla wife at any and all times She waa at a loss to account for his strange conduct. Hu Th« motive ! au There w,is contrary himself and be had OTHERS AGREE WITH THE REPORT. If liAUlMor«*n» Do Prot«it Analnit tbe Finding of t)i« Mhlp Canal Comm Ualoo, C«etl Coantlani lt«ll«ve It a Godsend. The fset that there are always two »Idea to a question seems to b* fully IMu-tratcd In the matter of adopting the Back Creek rente (the line of tbe praasnt canal big ship While across Delaware) for tbe canal from Baltimore tha Baltimore business men are protesting over and over again at tbe finding of the War Depart meut's commission, tbe ottizans of Cecil county, aud especially those residing In tha Second district, through which tbe Chesapeake and Delaware oanal peases, are very mush gratified at the report of the commission ers appointed to examine tha surveys for a canal to connect Chess peaks and Delaware bays, aud their recommendation that tbe most feasible one Is tbe Back Creak rente, which Is substantially tbe line of the existing Chesapeake and Delaware oanal. Tbe eltizans of Cecil at large realize the possibilities of the great advantages to the county of tbe proposed new Inland water way by which the Chesapeake and Delaware oanal will ba wldeusd to 178 feet aud be given a depth of 27 feet. NEW SECRET SOCIETY PAPER. Celenel W. B. Long'« "Red Cross Jour nal" Makes Its Appasrauoa Tu-mor The Red Cross Journal,a semi monthly, eight-page paper published under tbe auspices of that growing order, Legion of tbe Red Cross, of Delaware, will make Its initial appearance to morrow. Tbe journal Is Issued from the print ing office at Third aud Shipley streets, and ia to be devoted to tbe Interests of all secret societies. Long, the editor, aaya in hla Initial editorial. favor of fraternal visits, by Connell in a body or by Individuals, as they assist to making |a lodge meeting interesting aud instructive eellent ideas are advanced by visitors aud there are Interchanges of opinions that prove beneficial to all. Colonel William R "We heartily In whether are Many ez Bigger Appointed Collector, Receiver of Taxes John T. Dickey bss Bigger eol tsxes in Pen Cochran appointed William C, lector of délinquant cadsr hundred E R Br , William Biggs, John P Cochran, Jr , Alexander.B. Comegys and others of St. Georges hundred waited on the receiver to day and urged the appointment of Augustus Huehebeck for that hundred. The appointment has not yet been made A Canine loeendlary. While Mrs, Henry Massey, of No. 904 Scott street, was away from home at tending an entertainment last night bar dog palled the table cover and lamp off a table in the dining-room The cover and carpet were burning when her son Frank, discovered Hand put it ont, otherwise it would have been quite a fire. __ Prominent Cecil County Citizen Dead. Jesse J. Cole, a prominent citizen of Cecil county, Md , residing at Pleasant Hill, died at bis home yesterday, lu hia 88th year Mr Cole had been ill for several weeks Hla funeral will take place on Sunday at 11 o'clock from the residence of bis son-in-law, E, Wherry, near Child's station, on the B. & O. railroad. Commanderj and Chapter. St, John's Commandery gave a banquet in Masonic Temnle last evening There were abont 125 Knights Templar present Sr. John's Chapter will elect officers next Friday evening. SEVENTY YEARS AGO. Interesting Reminiscences Re lated By Rev. W. W. Taylor. WILMIHQTOH THEH AND NOW A Delightful Ricerelen Into tbe Feet on Which tbe Pupils and Quests of the Friends' School Were Taken—An Epjoy able Address, The pnplls of th* Friends' School at Fourth and West streets, and a large number ^of their parents and friends gathered in the spacious rooms of that handsome structure this afternoon to listen to a literary and historical treat in the shape of remlniscenses of WII mlogtou and of the Friends' School of seventy years ago, by Rev, W. W. Taylor, one of Wilmington a beat known citizens The address or talk was full of Interesting data, amueing incidents, aud able pen plclrss of half a century ago and was listened to with the closest.' at tentlon mlngtou'and ba has watched Hr growth and progress during his long and active life. Dr. Taylor Is a native of WU Ua began with his aartv school days. Tha first that ho remembers of these was when bnt seven years of age Ue attended a little school kept by tbe Misses Debbie aud Polly Tbelwall, on the west side of King above Second street. school kept by a Misa Woodcock, the location of which he does not re mamker, although he doea remember hla progress through Ullworth's spelling book, tbe standard textbook of tbe school. It was while attending here that be recollects a great explosion of the DuPont's mills. Houses all over the olty wore shaken, windows broken aud many people were ho frightened that they fled in terror out of the olty, mvuy across the Christiana At that time there were powder mill* over there ballt by Peter Baugaday and later by the Garasbes. Another sensation Dr. Taylor very clearly remembered wan tbe reported sinking of a Spanish ship lathe Chris tien» near tbe rooks A local tinner named Bechley made a coat of tin aud sent a diver down to look for treasure. Ue fouud the bottom of the river but no oolu. Tbe next school tbe reverend doctor attended was kept by Jonathan Allatou, at Second aud Walnut streets. Tbe bouse still atauda. On the second floor looking Esst, was a broad piazza, aud there the pupils used to go every after noon to have thalr spelling lesson Tbe view to the river was flue He remem bered also attending the old alone academy, built In 1705 and torn down In 1882 It Blood just back of Market street east, between Eighth and Ninth, and was kept by a Mr. Matthews While there he remembered the funeral of Rev. Dr Heed In the graveyard of the old brick church, Tenth aud Market W hen about 14 years of age he went to the Friends' School Jesse Gause was oue of bis teacher«. One of tbe memories was the dally walk. Thera were no gtrla In tbe procession and the walks were looked upon as Irksome. When the United States ship, John Adams, was anchored In the Delaware the whole school paid a visit to It. The play grounds then were larger than now, but sometimes the bail waa knocked over Into th* vats ef tbe tanner ies on tbe east, or among tbe negro settlement on tbe west. (J taker Hill, as Third street was called, was good sledding In Winter. At the foot was a spring of cold water, arched ever. Tbe pupils had only one holiday, Saturday afternoon, and many were tbe trips they took to tbe rocks or Old Swedes Church, never after dark, however, as there were rumors of a spectre. Then there was swimming tu tbe race on the Brandy wine when Isaac Kendall acted as in structor, and skating on Barley mill dam Every Fifth day the children bad to go to meeting, which they were apt te look on as tiresome. Tbe handsome old elme were then young aud bad not tbe spread of limb as now. Dr. Taylor gava a sketch of the settle meut by tbe Swedes, the coming of tbe Qnaksra and French emigrants after the revolution, and the growth fiom 1810, when tbs population was less than 4.000, to the present day. When he was a boy there weretwenty-two square tigged vsu sels sailing from Wilmington tn all parts of the world aud Front aud Second streets were made alive by the songs and foot steps of sailors. In 1818 tbe town was chattered a borough by George II and in 1832 made a city The packets were running when Dr. Taylor was a boy. H« told an incident of Captain Bash letting all hts liquor Into the streets as the resnlt of a temperance lecture, and of Captain Garrison telling his men when it blew heavily to "carry on her boys, she's all oak" showing the quality of our ship ping. Tbe Vesta was the first steamer and then came the Wilmington, Captain Milner, when pine was used for steaming In 1888 we had four whalers in tbe In 1818 he attended up Pacific He told Incidents of Dutch ships sell tng passengers for their fare, and of a halt crazy woman who used to be tha bana of a military company the boys formed. Delamore Place, then occupied by Colonel Samnel B. Davis, the hero of Lswletown who reviewed them and gave them $3 for a dram. Ha remembered Colonel McLean, Governor Bennett and Mayor Jaquett, an officer of tbe Delaware Regiment, renowned for bravery, and which participated In all tbe main battles of tbe revolution and lost 600 oat of 800 men at Camdeu. Dr. Taylor also remembered the Marquis Lafayette with whom he shook bands as he stood outside the inn of Patrick O'Fltnn on tha southeast corner of Third aud Market atresia He also referred to the old maikst houses on Second and Fourth streets, the old Cauby fliurmMa built in 1763, tbe paper and auuff mills way up the Brandywine The labels of the tobacco bore ejeut of four man smoking One says "Good tobacco," another, "Yea, excellent;'' tbe third asks "Who made ft? ' while the fourth an swers, "Isaac Junes " In eoucludtug Dr. Taylor summed np tha growth and progress of the olty and compared It with tha village of seventy years ago. __ Once this company visited Ou exhibition, the laigest and finest All the stock of piauos in the state, beat makes, from $300 to $1,500. See these instruments before bnyiug else where. Robelen A Oo., No. 710 Market street. TOM'' JOHNSON AND HIS FRIENDS. > » Bousing Farewell Reception to the Who Will Form Down tho Large-Hearted Cepteln, Remove to His Peninsula. Prior to his removal to hla farm at Reed's Wharf, Va , (on this Peninsula) Captain Thoms« Johnson, of the Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, gave a fine dinner to bis old associates and fellow employes at the Clayton House, last night The captain sat at the head of the table and N. R Benson was seated opposite him at tha south end. Other guests were Thomas Jackson, A. G. Wilson, Thomas B Smith, Samuel K. Smith, Joseph W. Coley. T. Jeckson Shaw, George H. Carlisle, L R Finley, George H. Carpenter. George W, Robertei Joaepb 7. Wilkins, W. T. Thompson, E, B Hsdtler, Joseph D. Patterson, W. H. Cornbrooks, George H, Rue, Georg# »W. Vernon, Jerome B. Bell, George W. May, Hairy Johnson, H. M. Johnson, T. L Johnson, 0. 0. Latinum, Thomas Wood, William Shaw, Charles Brickie, W B Halsiett, Osotga Wlttlm Frederic Tripp, William Alsentzer, Frank Msgulgan, Themas Holt, Jamas Stirling, W. A Mahoney, Charles Wood, George F, Young and Charles Scofield George H. Rhne Invoked the blessing aud then the discussion of the hagan. About 10 o'clock Captain N R Benson rapped for or dir and after a few choice remarks congratulating tbs host, read two elaborate complimentary letters from President J. Taylor Gansa and Vice President H T. Ganse, of the Harlan and Hollingsworth Company. Captain Beuaon followed the reading of the let ters with felicitous remarks on tha retirement of Captain Johnson, after forty five years of service, to hla own home to enjoy a well-earned leisure. Captain Johnson said: "The times that era memorable In a man's Ufa are those,in which he finds himself among his known friends. This is my good fortune to-night. I am anre that every man hare Is my friend, and as such I greet yon with a willing hand and fall heart. It was mj design to ask yon hare to aay good-bye—and) to take leave of on all together. In my new home shall always be glad to see any of yon, and whenever yon ooma you string outside the door and a hearty welcome waiting for yon Inside. 1 thank yon all for yonr presence hire, and I am profoundly pleased and grateful fer tbe letters to whlob yon lave listened from the president and vice- présidant of our company, whose absence Is to me, as l know it Is to you, a matter of regret. I again thank yon all for your kindness to me " On behalf of the captain's friends, Andrew G Wilson presented him with s fine French clock, faying that ha hoped It would record tha passing ol many years of happy Ilfs yet remaining to him. and in presenting Y he knew that ha voiced the sent I ment of everyone present In saying "God .bless you." Captain Johnson re plied with much emotion. There was a final lohnte to Captain Johnson's worth from hla son In-law, George W May Mr. May spoke for the members of tbe captain's family, who will remain In thla city; of their »orroir at. being separated from him. but con gratulated him aud hla friands In the prospect of many visita to him and said that In doling one home bare, many others would open to him; that their homes wer« his In which to entertain bis friends and were always open for hla friends to meet Captain Johnson and share bis hospitality. Mu-r.u ; will find tbe latch TO BDiLD A FINE BRIDGE. Kdge Moor Bridge Company Will Proba bly Beti.lT. tha Contract for Construct ing the Ncranton Structure. The Edge Moor Bridge Company, of this olty, will probably receive another Important Pennsylvania contract next week. Tbe company was tbs lowest of twenty-six large Eastern establishments bidding on the new Linden street bridge, Hcrauton, Pa, which is to be a flue modern structure. The bids were opened by the Ncranton Select Council on December 6, and were re ferred to the building committee, which. It is sluoe learned, will award tha con tract to the Delaware company. Tbe Edge Moor Company's proposal for this woik was: For plank flooring, $55 260; asphalt or concrete flooring, $78,000 The next lowest proposal was that of the 1 anton Wrought Iron Bridge Company $50,800 and $79,000 State Grange OtBcerA Tbe Delaware State Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, at their annual meeting at Dovar yesterday elected the follow ing effleers; Worthy master, 8 H Messlok, Brldgevllle; overseer, Arnold Naudaln, Middletown: A 8 Neale, Newark; Reilly Melvin, Felton, Derby, Woodslds ; Day, Talley ville; secretary, W. W. Seeders, Farmington; treasurer, T. H. Riggins, Laurel ; gate keeper, A K. Cole, Lelpsic; ceres, Mrs. Emma P, Naudaln, Middletown; pomona, Mrs. Lucy Bancroft; flrra, Mrs. Amanda Fisher; lady assistant stew aid, Mrs. Emma Derby; Executive Committee, 8. H Uesslck, E. H. Ban croft and John C. Higgins Tbe newly elected officers were installed to-day. lecturer, Dr. stewards, and 8. H. chaplain, J. W. Heb»' Lieutenant Out of Jail. Cincinnati, Deo. 14.— F. W. Phelan, who was Debs' lieutenant in managing tho strike hero last summer, was inierat-il from jail, having served his sentence of six mouths fur contempt of court. He joins Dobs in Chicago at tho trial of the latter (or eontempt ami afterward takes the field as organizer for tho American Hallway union. United Friend« of Armenia. Boston, Deo. 14.—A delegation from tho United Friends of Armenia, composed of Dr. Barrows, editor of Tho Christian Register ; Dr. Blackwell and C. H. Gulo ■lan, has left for Washington, where they will endeavor to confer with President Cleveland in regard to tho Armenian mas sacre. _ Modal to Augustin Daly, NKw York, Doc. 14. —Tho Lacture med al voted by tho University of Notre Dame, Notre Dante, Ind., to Augustin Daly was presented to tho theatrical manager at the residence of Archbishop Corrigan. To Protest Against Cheaper Dread. Providence, Dec. 14.—Tho Journeymen bnkorSjpf Providence met and organlM# • branch of tho National Bakers' union for the purpose of protesting against tha pn> oosed legislation fur cheaper broad.