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The EVENING JOURNAL has the largest bona fide circula tion in the s^ate. The EVENING JOURNAL, the live advertiser's medium, cir culates among the masses. SEVENTH YEAR. WILMINGTON, DEL., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1894. ONE CENT. HELP WANTED. W ANTED.-A LEADEtt FOR A CHOIR ln Protestant I 'huret. Must be a Tenor and good reader. Address A. B. C. this offl-e, TX7ANTED—A TENOR FOR A PROTEST '» ant chnroh choir. Address. A. B. C., Ibis office,_ _ \\T ANTED—NEAT, RELIABLE WHITS ' ' girl as nurse and chambermaid. Apply 1309 West Thirteenth street. _ D O YOU WANT HELP?" A FIRST class carefully managed Employment Burean Is thi place t J obtain It. The EX < CHANGE only deals with responsible people. You are kindly requested to osll and Investi gate. Over *0 M«rkot street. at u BOARD AMO BOOMS TXT ANTED.—BY A GENTLEMAN, ROOM TV with stove and conveniences, with or wit hout board, reasonable, C. D. _ ICELY FURNISHED FRONT ROOMS, Also table N Mingle or communicating, board. No. 409 Delaware avenue. \ITANTED—BOARDERS, GOOD AOOOM » v modelions. No. 406 East Fourth street. FOB SALK. (ÏÏTsÂuiT^BÂR FIXTURE COMPLETE 16 toot bar turned end 14 toot back fixtures. Lot for 8150. Address 1033 Callowhlll, Phlla. _ KCAL MSTATB. __ F or rent.—store and dwelling No. 334 Madison street. Bent low. Also dwelling No. 30# Madison street. Six roooms end bath; $11 per month. JAMES MONA GHA N, No. 418 M arket stre et. F or sale.—the property no. me Delaware avenue tor sale cheap and on reasonable terms. H. F. DURE, Fourth and Orature streets. NOTICES. N otice is hekkby igivf.n that the undersigned will apply to the Legis lature, at Its next session, for a divorce from her husband,Jefferson D. Belts. GEOKGIsNA BKLTZ. Wilmington. December 18,1894. ■VTOTIOE 13 HEREBY GIVEN THAT AP J-" plication will be made to Hon. Ignatius C. Grubb, associate Judge of New Castle county, at chambers, in the city of Wilming ton. on Thursday, December 27th, 1894, at 19 o'clock a. m., for a supplemental certificate amending the certificate of Incorporation of the "Hercules Torpedo Company" au tho Izlng an increase of the capital stock of the said company. W. C. 8PRUANCE, Attorney far the stockholders of said cam pany- _ N otice is hereby given that the unde signed will apply to the Legislature Us next session for a divorce from her hus band Ulysses Q. Simons. SALUE A. SIMONS. at IICE.-ELEUTION. The Union National Bank of 1 Wilmington. V Wilmington, Del., Dec. 8. 1894. 1 The annual meeting of stockholders for the election of directors will beheld at the bank ing bouse Tuesday, January 8, 1893, between the hours of 2 and 4 p. m JOHN H. DANBY, Cashier. J^OTICE-ELEOTION. First National Bank of Wilmington, I Delawark. v Wilmington, DeL, Eec. 8, 1894. 1 The annual election for nine directors will be held at the banking house on Tuesday. January 8, 1696, between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock p. m. HENRY BUSH, Cashier. BUSINESS CARDS. UR1NG DECEMBER WE WILL SELL all the flneet optical goods at prices which enable all to bny a cheap hot valuable Christmas gift. Our ambition to sell only the best, perfect fitting eyeglasses has been appreciated by our many patrons and though the prices are low you will find oar goods the best and oar lenses the fl nest crystal. Solid gold spectacles $3.99, reduced from $i.(JU. Steel glasses SO cents, reduced from $1.90. Opera glasses $1.60. Eyes examined free by DK. H. HOEG LES BERGER. No. 816 Market street. Opera House. Ever y glass guaranteed and changed free. LKCTRICAL REPAIRING. D K Electric Motors. Dynamos Electric Bell work and Light Machinery of all descriptions BUILT AND REPAIRED. HEINEL & SON, Near Delaware Ave. Station, B. & O. R. R. Telephone No. 616. E. LEVY'S CONFIDENTIAL N OTICE. LOAN OFFICE, looms 4 and 6, Exchange Building, corner Seventh and Market street*. ADVANCES MONEY ON PERSONAL PROPERTY' of all descriptions at low rates of Interest, buys and sells WATCHES. DIAMONDS AND ALL KINDS OF JEWELRY. Private consultation room attached. Open evenings until 8 o'clock. Also furniture stored at lowest rates. _PERSONAL._ Vf EN'S CLOTHING CLEANED AND RE ivl paired at KING'S 616 Orange street. The Prediction Fulfilled. As predicted by the Evening Journal on Thursday Governor Reynolds has appointed Martin F. Ferry, of th* Fifth ward, to succeed Peter L Cooper, Jr., as election commissioner. He received his commission last evening and the board will meat to-ulght and reorganize It Is not llkelv that there will ke any change in the officers. Mr Ferry la 83 years old, a machinist, and an active member of the Y. M DO. Commissioner Farry was sworn in by Magistrate Kelley last evening. Bicycles Never Were So Low in Price. Intending purchasers of boys and girls bicycles should jump at bargains now offered them; by haying np a quanity of bicycles Pyle Cycle Co.,807 Market street, are enabled to offer them at less than New Yoik and Philadelphia prices—24 inch pneumatic tired. Wheels for boys »28 50. Girls wheels same price. These wheels manufactured by Western Wheel Works, and guaranteed one year. Preparing; for the Banquet. A meeting of the committee In charge of the Yonng Men's Republican Club banquet to be held in the armory on December 28 met at the club house last evening aud took action on matters appertaining thereto. A number of the prominent Republicans Invited have signified their Intention of being present. The Backua Beater. One of the special and invaluable features of the B&ckns Heater is the highly artistic and ornamental effects that can he produced by their universal introduction. No single piece of fnrui ture or ornamentation that might be added to a room oonld he as effective as the introduction of one of these beaters. For sale by Jesse K Baylls, 718 Market street, wbo also furnishes hardwood mantels for special designs. The Weather. In the Middle States and New England to day fair, warmer weather will prevail, with light westerly to southerly winds, followed by cloudiness and p eslh'y by snow or rain. On Thursday, la both of these sections, partly cloudy weather and fresh, southerly winds will prevail, with fading temperature, ac companied by rain or snow In the lake region, and on Friday, cloudy weather, with slight temperature changes, followed by rain. New York Herald Weather Forecasts.—The "cold wave" Indicated on yesterday's weather mac, with a minimum tamperat re of zero In northern Ontario, has moved eastward off the D«naal»n and Maine coasts A depression from Manitoba will move over the lake region to-day and be followed by another, and prob- ably a more decided distarbanc* to-morrow. W1LMIHGT0I SHIPPIHG-MES OBJECT. Among the Leading Protestants at the Meeting of Philadelphie Port Werdens on the Mew Bridge Across the Dela ware, There was protest after protest before the Philadelphia Board of Port Wardens' special committee yesterday on the Pennsylvania railroad's prtposed bridge across the Delaware river just above Philadelphia Th# present plans now give the bridge a height of only fifty feet above high water. Up river residents objected because such a bridge would seriously interfere with navigation. The stacks of the steamboats and the masts ef pleasure yachts, they argued, were too high to permit a free passage, and as the draw would have to be need,traffic would be interfered with. Captain P. Q. Edwards, of th* Upper Delaware Steamboat Company, and Captain Wilson, of the Wilmington Steamboat Company, spoke in favor of a higher bridge, and stated that In thick weather It woald be unsafe to attempt to ns* the present channel, owing to'the location of the piers The greatest ob jection to the bridge was the possibility that It would depreciate the value of property above its site, unless it was tmilt sufficiently high to accommodate all the craft using the channel. Thomas Benson, of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, of this city, when interrogated regarding the feastbll ity of "telescoping" the stacks of steamers, said It oonld be done, at a cost of about »400 apitc*. General Agent Latte and William Dixey represented the Pennsylvania railroad. Mr. Latte said that It would not be prao tlcable for the railroad to operate trains if the bridge should be built higher than fifty feet, On the Pennsylvania aide there arc sharp angles and jonction points in the approach tojth* bridge, that wonld not admit of a higher grade, and on the New Jersey tide the engineers have given the opinion that the grade Is jnst as high as It Is possible to goj | spoke of the pettiness of tbs objections to the bridge, compared to the Immensity and importance of the work. To raise the structure but five feet, he said, would cost as much as weald buy all the boats that ply on the upper Delaware. WARM WORDS O F PRAISE. Mercne Hook Bound to Take Front Bank In the OH Shipping [Trade—The Ad vantages ns Seen By n British Captain, The British steamer Lnctgen, Captain Brown, cleared this morning for Dover, England, with on* of the largest cargoes of ornde petroleum ever carried out of this port, 1,560,225 gallons, rained at »46,807. In conversation with an Eyknih« Journal reporter, Ceptaln Brown said: "This port Is, to my way of thinking, destined to become the leading port for the shipment of oil in this eonntry. In the firstjpUc* the facilities for loading cannot be beaten Th* wbtrves are easily gotten at, and In the event of fire or any other accident it is very easy to drop out in the stream and anchor ont of harm's way. Then In Winter time the Ice jams in the horseshoe are avoided, and little if any delay is experienced from that cause "The collector of customs and his as sistants are courteous, kind and gentle manly aud I found them ever ready and willing to assist me. I shall certainly make this my point of entry and shall advise others to do the same. There la only one Inconvenience and that Is having to go to Philadelphia to see the consul, but I think that could be easily avoided by establishing a consulate 'or consular office in Wilmington. I think your city admirably located both asja ship building and a shipping point'lf only the facilities fer entering it wore better." He WHAT EVERGREENS COST. Time-honored Mistletoe Scarce Bnt Other Obrlstmaa Green Things Abundant, Fourth street from French to Orange, Is so filled with Christmas green things that it has been almost a bower of evergreen. In retalljprloes the greens are some what lowerjthan last year. Crow's-foot, the prettiest of trailing greens, sella for 4 and 6 cents a yard; evergreen, or selected strings of cedar and pine for festooning, is worth 5 to 10 cents a yard ; laurel brings 3 to 5 cents a yard ; wreaths, made of mixed evergreen and forget me-nots are worth from 5 to 10 cents; holly, in Its loose form, Is In good de mand, at from 50e to »1 a barrel; moss is also worth from 60e to »1- The prices of pins and cedar trees vary greatly. S. N Smeltz, of No. 7 East Fourth street, has made a fine selection of lanrel, standing pine, crow's-foot by the yard; also holly wreaths, Hfe-everlastlng wreaths, horseshoes, moss by the barrel ; mistletoe by the quantity and moons, stars, harps. Smeltz's No. 7 East Fourth street, Is the headquarters for Christmas greens. Ladles call and see our line of pipes, cigars and cigar cases. Dursteln's, No. 5 East Second street. Big Baltimore Band. The Veteran Corps Band, a fine looking musical organization of thirty uniformed men, arrived here at noon to day from the Delaware road, having just com pleted a month's tear of the Eastern Shore and lower Delaware. They ■topped off here and remained for nearly an hour waiting for a train to Baltimore. This band is said to be the only incorporated stock company band and orchestra south of New York, Col. George R Gaither is president'ef tb* company ; Major John W. 8 Brady, vice president and General Felix Agnns, Thomas J. Shyrock, General GUmors Meredith, Robert Rennert and ^George R. Willis are honorary vles-presidsnts. A Novel Flau for Celebrating. January 3, Eden Lodge I. O O. F. will celebrate Its twenty-seventh birthday, and arrangements are being made to make the occasion a red letter one in the history of the organization A novel and praiseworthy feature of this celebra tion will be the initiation of twenty seven candidates, on* for each year the lodge has been In existence. The applications for that number have already been received and acted npon. The Modern Mather Has found that her little ones are improved more by the pleasant laxative, Syrnp of Figs, when in need of the laxative effect of a gentle remedy than by any other, and that It la more acceptable to them Children enjoy it and U benefits them, The true remedy, Syrnp of Figs, Is manufactured by the California Fig Syrnp Co. only, HIS PLEA SUCCESSFUL And McNulty Will Spend Christmas With His Daughter. IT WAS A HARROW SHAVF, HOWEVER Captais Kan* Wstue th* Buie of School Mo. 4 That They Can Have Fun But Hnet Obey th* Law—Battle* Mulcted in Flue, Considerable complaint has been re ceived by the police authorities to the effect that the boys of Ne. 4 school In sulted women aud acted in a manner not sanctioned In polite society. Captain Kane took the matter under advisement. The good looking captain Is considerable of a boy himself aud baa a large space In his heart for the rising generation, and be decided that the fault. It any, lay with the heads and not the hearts of the lads, so he determined to use a little moral suasion. Yesterday afternoon he visited No. 4 and made a brief bat minted address to the boys of each room, ïe told them that the police did not intend to curtail any of their privileges, and wanted them to get all the fan oat of their boyhood days that was possible, but there were certain things they could not do without violating the law and those things they must avoid. If com plaints continue to come in, arrests wonld necessarily follow. It is safe to say that the words took effect and the admonition will be observed. Only two transgressors of the law made their obeisance to Judge Ball in Municipal Court this morning. One was Charles McNulty, an old friend of the Cadi, who was arrested by Officer Ma loney for disorderly conduct in the place No. IX Market street. He said h* was very drank and thought be wae home He said that his daughter from Tennessee was spending Christmas at bis home in Chester, and pleaded hard to be allowed to spend the day with her. He promised to take the pledge for two years. His plea was so earnest that Judge Ball 1st him off, advising him to steer right for Chester. If he oomes back and makes his appear ance in the dock again, he will catch It. Michael Battles, wbo fainted in court yesterday, was arraigned this morning and oouvicted of being drunk aud dis orderly. He was fined »5 and costs. AMONG THE SCHOOLS. Epeetal Christmas Program* Mow at Band. The ^Commencement Exercises, at the Friends' School. The Initial exercises of the class of 1894 of the Friends' School ware held In the meeting honse. Fourth and West streets, last evening. There was a large attendance and the decorations were very fine. The graduates, Mlrses Lillie C Bryer, Mabel Beecher, Philomena Beecher, Gertrude Beckwith, May H Caun, Mabel Capelle, Bertha Cranston, Kdlth Garrett aud Mary Poole, occupied seats on th* platform, with Professor Johnson and the faculty. The program comprised the following essays, which were ably written and verv interesting : "Nature as Portrayed By Bryant,"Mabel Beecher; "Queen Louise, of Prussia," Lillis Capells Bryer; "Evolution of Artificial Light," Gertrude Beck with; "Influence of Hawthorne'« Early Life Upon His Writings," Bertha Cranston; "High Attainments Through Difficulties," Philomena Beecher; "Jane Austen's Heroines," Edith W. Garrett; "In the Cabin of the Mayflower," May Harris Cann; 'England's First Son neteers," Mary Poole; "Tennyson's Treatment of the Sea," Mabel Capelle This afternoon the diplomas will he awarded; by Professor Johnson, and President James M. Taylor, of Vassar College, will deliver the address. At a number of the public schools special exercises in honor of Christmas will be given, and the pupils are entering into the work with a vim. Yesterday afternoon school No. 8 held Its entertain ment and a very neat program, consist ing of songs, instrumental selections, recitations, readings and ad dresses, were pleasant features_ THE GOOSE-SHOOTERS HOME. They Returned Last Evening Fairly Looded Down With Memories. List Thursday William S Hlllts. Wil liam M Byrne, William L. Scott and Charles H. Klttinger went to George town and were joined by Charles W. Cullen, son of Judge Cullen, of the Superior Court. They proceeded to Indian river aud boarded the (f y acht Sigrun, owned by Messrs. Hllles and Cullen, for a croire for wild geese and ducks in Indian river aud Rebohotb bay. One day was sufficient for Mr. Byrne. He oonolnded that he knew more about Blackstone and Kent I than about a shot gnn, and came home At that time the entire party had only bagged one goose and five ducke, notwithstanding their animate and trained goosine decoys, and blinds on the syndicate's reserve. The rest of tha party came home last night, jnst loaded down with the memories of geese and ducks which they had seen aud failed to bag. They bad fairly good sport, bat everybody bat tbs owners of the yacht protest that Slgrnn is an Indian name which, literally translated, means Hoodoo. No Room for Advertisements. The prêt office ballding Is the of the United as a place where shows which may chance to occupy one of the theatres, can advertise Its attractions. United States Collector Townsend has en deavored on several occasions to Impress this fact on these men, but every ouce In awhile bis attention Is called to a frac ture of the rule. This morning be seized a frame filled with photos of dogs and ponies, the property of Norris Bros' show, which had been attached to the lamp-poet on the corner. The owner claimed it later on and was warned against a repetition of his offense. No advertisements are allowed in and around the Federal building. On* of the French Spoliation Claim«. An Interesting decision was mid* yes terday by Register Shields, in Philadel phia, in a case which had been pending for over a year The estate involved was that of Samuel Kennedy, wbo died at sea In 1800 and was one of the Freueh spoliation claim» Letters of adminis tration, de bants non, were granted R. Delbert Akins, of Warwick, Cecil county, Md. property States, and is not intended Morris and Devenney, No. 8 West Seventh street, handle all kinds of elec- trical supplies and novelties. OUR STREETS UD SEWERS. Maw Drains Which Will Be Laid in Con. Jonction With the City's System—Busi ness Transected By the Board. All the members were present at the regular meeting of the Street and Sewer Department laat evening and considera ble business was transacted. The weekly )*y-roll of »47® 63 was ordered p Collections of » 315 #2 were reported and the balance in bank was reported to be »34,214.94 Permits for drains were granted to A. W. Eoklin, LaMott street shave Twenty fourth ; Emma Ö Quigley, No, 1129 West Seventh; Horace W, Farrell, No. 400 Maryland avenue; Arabella S Dougherty, northwest corner Chestnut and Monroe; George W. Chambers, No 1800 Broome and John M. Young, No, 206 South Jackson. A petition from property owners on East Sixth street between French and Walnnt, for the laying of a sewer In that block, was read and the petition granted. A similar petition for sewer on Eighth street to drain the Turngemelnd* granted. aid new property was It was also ordered thattb* Bhlpley run sewer he put In good con dition and repairs be made foundation walls of I. morocco factory. Samuel Bpeakman spoke In reference to a aewar be bad built for his property at Fourth and Orange, and he was told to submit his bills for same to the depart ment. The board decided not to buy the Allen Spaakman sewer at Fifth Shipley. John McVay appeared before the board relative to sewering of his nsw building, Eighth and Market streets. The plaus would not permit him to drain Into Market street and be wanted to have a sewer laid on Eighth to connect with the King street sewer. After some dis onsslon It was decided to lay such a sewer, be to pay »100 for Us construc tion. Auditor's Clerk John J. Mahoney reported as the number of poles erected on city gronnd and assessable at »1 each; Weitem Union, 618; Wilmington City Electric Company, 1,888; Wilmington and Northern railroad, 28; Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad, 14; Telephon* Company. 659; National Dredging Company, 16; Wilmington City Railway Company, 1,025; Postal Tele graph Company, 84 Estimates for sidewalk* at Fifth and Broome streets were read from A B Reed and Brothers Company, P. McCloskey and James O. Adams. They all were fur 70 cents a square yard. The contract was given to James 0. Adams. An order for »1,000 In favor of A. S. Reed and Brothers Company for first payment the storehouse and stable was drawn As the next meetings fall on Christmas and New Yaera it was decided to meet next Meuday afternoon and on th* afternooa of DtcembM 31 Instead. A number of bills wars audited. Tb* street commissioner was directs! to look Into the matter of pavement Adams street between Bhallcross and Levering avennes, and th* city engineer was directed to draft plans for a curved curbing *n the corners of Delaware avenue ond Adame street. Hail ■to , the T. Quigley's and on on HIGH SCHOOL ALUMN Æ OFFICERS. Elected at the Regular Meeting of the Aeieolatloa yesterday Afternoon. The Alumnat Association, of the Wil mington High School held Its annnal business meeting In public school No 1, yesterday afternoon, and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Dr. Caroline F. J. Rickards, '89; vies president, Elizabeth Carlisle, '86; treasurer, Mrs. Margaret E Carpen ter Smith, '78; secretaries, Mary Bonner, '93 and Jennie Morrison '92 Of the official board Miss Carlisle has served two ysera as president and one as secretary, while Mrs. Smith, who was re-elected treasurer, has also served the association as president daring the first two ; years of Its organization. Dr. Rickards and *tha j Misses Morrison and Bonner (are entering npon their first term of office. The association is very strong numerically and was never in a more prospérons condition. Miss Katharine Fllnn, '90, is chairman of the committee on entertainment. THOMAS TOY EXEMPTED. The Lavy Court Again Takoe It* Time on the Special Constable Bnelnees. Chief Constable Dennis Shields's com mnnloatlon »eking for pay for the special constables, was read yesterday afternoon before the Levy Court, and action defer red on account of the absence of Commis sioner Armstrong. A resolution asking that tbs judgment in favor of tbs court against John J, Dougherty on land covered by deed from Thomas Tot to James Toy, dated Novem ber 15, 1879, be exempt, provided all other sureties were held to their fall obligations, was adopted. The sura of »500 was appropriated for the use of the Homeopathic Hospital. The court then adjourned until to morrow morning. Foneral of Mr«. Mary 8. Bancroft. Tha fanerai of Mrs. Mary Sellers Ban croft, wbo died at her home in Philadel phia on Saturday, took place in this city yesterday. Interment was mad* In the Wilmington and Brandywine Camatery. Mrs. Bancroft was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Poole Sellers and the widow of Edward Bancroft, of Philadel phia. She was the slater) of Mrs. Ell Garrett and Mrs Clement B. Smyth and Georg* Sellers, of this city, and William and John Sellers, of the Edge Moor Iron Company, and Nathan Sellers, of Phila delphia. A Five Doller Christmas Tree. Magistrate Daley had before him. last evening, a colored man named William Watson, wbe was charged with cutting down a pine tree on Preston Lea's pi op The man was on the He will pay erty at Sbellpot. hunt for Christmas trees. »6 and coats for his work Morris was also placed ander »100 bond to keep off Mr. Lea's premises (or one year. Ur Lea proposes to avert, if possible, any glut in the Christmas tree market. OhrUtmas Gift* for the Poor, As is customary shortly before Christ- mas. the appeal has been mtda by the Associated Charltle* to all generous people to make contributions of food, clothing or any useful articles that can be collected. Accordingly a committee will be at the headquarter* of the society, No. 837 Tatuall street, to receive these gifts and distribute them among the city « worthy poor. WHO SHOOL D QW8 T HE docks? The City of Tacoma, Washington, Trying to Solve the Problem of Riparian Ownership. Mayor Shortlldge yesterday raeelved a latter from Taoome, Wash , asking for information relative to the ownership of wharves and docks in this state The situation as It exists In that city Is as follows: The harbor of Tacoma, aa Is known by all who have ever visited the beautiful city on the aonnd, it one of the finest on the western slope, entrance of Washington Territory Into statcsblp the wharves and docks were in the bands of private corporation* which made extensive Improvements and had a monopoly of the water front, commission was appointed and bar bor lines drawn which took a part of these Improvements. Be fore these lines Prior to the A harbor iu approved the commission was removed and a new one appointed. New lines were drawn and these took In all of the Improve ments, the state claiming riparian rights on all beyond these lines In the mean while the United States Supreme Court decided that the lines drawn by tbs first commission were jnst and must stand, and the city, on the strength of this decision, began suits against the owners of the Improved property outside the lines. These companies or corporations are engaged in trying to effect a compro mise by which the city will drop Its salts on condition of receiving valuable whatf age concessions. The Tacoma News is fighting this and is collecting [data from all over the country. Mayor Shortlldge laid the communi cation before the Street and Sewer De partment last evening and asked for In formation relative to it. Colonel Moore, who la probably as wall mated on this qnestlon as any man In Wilmington, said that In New Jersey an owner's riparian rights extended only to a fixed low water mark. Should that mark be moved farther oat in th* stream either by the deposit of earth or other cause, the land thna formed belonged to tb* state In the event of its sals the owner of property Immediately abutting had the first right to purchase and a sum is fixed by law for the new land. He cited an instance where a hotel In Atlantis City which two years ago lay immediately the ocean now lies acme fifty feet Inland, owing to the filling In of the coast line. Parties through misrepresentation sue oeeded lu buying this strip, bnt the sale was set aside by the commission and tbs owners of tb* hotel given a chance to buy It, which they did. In this state tb* owner of the property has rights to low water mark and any Increase by deposit or other belongs to him. In connection with this a singular condition of affairs was cited. The intersection of Front and Church streets lies right on th* Christiana front. If continued t right out to the harbor Unas, tb* two streets would cross at right angles leaving a triangular piece of land, the ownership of which would donbt. Of course there may never be a possibility of the question requiring a settlement but If It ever should, the United States, the state and the city wonld be claimants. WITH THE WATER BOARD. A Bill Which tha Auditor Refused tu Situ Caisse Itemized—Other Business. The Water Commission met yestardsy afternoon and listened to an explanation of a patent trap by which the rawer beyond Eleventh street bridge oonld be flushed once In every twenty-fonr hour*. The commission decided to pat s meter there and charge 25 cents per 1,000 cubic foot for th* water. The bill of Qeerge H. Sellars for »2,002 49 for supervision of tha filter plant was returned by Auditor H. H, Blllany on thé ground that Mr. Sailers bad not accompanied It with an Itemized etatemsnt. Mr. Sellera claims that In asmuch as the Water Commission had marked th* bill correct the board was supreme in this matter, and the bill would be paid with or without th* auditor's Signatare. No action waa taken. wer* i anse be In Doge and Ponies at tho Academy. The entertainment given iu the Academy of Mnsie by tha Norris Brothers' combination of trained panies and dogs drew another large house last evening. It Is by far the best of its kind ever seen in Wilmington and tbs tricks and feats of 'the fonr footed baantiea show an Intelligence and training far above the ordinary. The andlenoe was well pleased with the program given, wondered at the skill sbowu by the equine 'and tha canine performers, laughed at the antics of the clown dog* and admired the pretty ponies. The engagement lasts the week-end (every boy and girl In the city should take ad vantage of It and see the wonderful performance. There are fifty animals in the tronp and every one la an arttat ef the first water. Appeals Prom tho Decision, C. B Creadon will appeal to-morrow from the decision of Magistrate Kallay in the snit of George W. Gray against him, whlob was decided In favor of tha former for »71. He claims that whan ha was summoned he hurried to the office, bnt the case bad been decided before he got there. Constable Reardon stye that the summons was what Is known as forthwith sommons, and that after Creeden was served be spent considerable time looking for a lawyer and that reasonable time was given him before judgment was awaided. City Fathers In ^otnt Session. The Water Board, the Street and Sewer Department and the Park Com mission are bolding a union meeting at Sixteenth and Market streets this afternoon, the theme being the propsr point (or a park entrance. Th* meet feasible point, in the opinion of many, Is at Adams street. The Brandywine Park actually begins at this place, and is centrally located. The Historical Society's New Home, The Delaware Historical Society looking (or new quarters and already two sites have been suggested.! On« is the old Federal building at Sixth and King, which will soon ha vacant, and tha City Hall, whlob has bean outgrown and really should be replaced by a larger and more modern structura. The Insane lawyer Seen In Oomdeni pHiLAOCLrniA, Deo 19—R Jonts Monaghan, the West Chester lawyer and Democratic politician, who escaped from the Filends' Asylum for tbs Insane In Franhford on last Saturday, has been aeeu at the West Jonty Hotel In Cam den. BALLOTS UNDER GUARD, Second District Ballot Boxes in the Sheriff's Office. REMOVED THERE LAST RIGHT Republican Official* Feared That Karlax'e Friend* Would Get to th* Garret and Tamper With th* Return*. Judging by the appearance of the sheriff's office this morning the Republi can managers must be afraid that the Democrats will tamper with the retnrns of the Second assessment district of the city. The ballot boxes In the north side and It la noticeable that tb* only pre cincts represented are those going to make up tbr|8eoond district, In which Charles U Hudson, Republican, Is trying to unseat James F Earley, Demecrat. After th* election Sheriff Gillis had all these boxes put In the third story of the Court House, and It waa supposed that they would remain there. For several days, however, there have beau rumors that the Republicans believed that th* Superior Court might rail for a recount, and feared that the Democrats would stuff th* boxas lu Barley's behalf. The Republican managers have haunted the sheriff's office for acme night*. Last evening Deputy Sheriff Ratledge, John Banks and others were there, and wanted to to the third story Night Watch man Taggart, a Democrat, pre vented this, claiming that they had no right of access to that part of the building. Later at night the sheriff pnt In an appearanos, aud when be essayed to go upstairs Mr. laggart Interposed ao objection because be knew that the sheriff was the proper onstodlan of the boxes. When th* son rose this morning the ballot boxes of the district In oontro versy were In food Republican ha; de, and under Republican watch and ward The wards composing the district are the Third, Fifth, Tenth, E'eventh and Twelfth. are (piled up of the office. up ;o STETSER ALSO IN THE RACE, Tb* Ex-Ploie* Sergeant Will Try Hard to Became a State Detective. Abram P Stetser, until a few daya ago night warden at the New Oaatle county prison and an ex sergeant of police, baa entered the race for state detective, making about ten entries In all, with ex Chief T. W. Francis as the pole bars*. Sergeant Stetaar is making an active canvass He la an old soldier and was In the marine service In 1863 He was on the Congress when she was sunk at Newport News In that year, and when the marines who conld not swim ware drowned. Bat Sergeant Stetsar's swimming ashore from the Congress has nothing to do with his swimming for the detective's commission. He claims a wide knowl edge of criminals and how to deal with them. H* waa for three years a sergeant of police nndsr Mayor Har rington, and for three and a half year* be guarded New Castle jail through the night time under th* administration of Sheriffs Simmons and Gould. ACCIDENTALLY STRUCK. Verdict la th* Matter of the Kllllac of John T. Kwleg la tha West Yard ef the f, W. A B. Deputy Coroner Chandler held an In quest last sysnlng on the body of John Ewing, the track-walker, killed in the West Yard. The jnry consisted of Charles Wbann, foreman; James F Me Ivor, secretary ; W. H Murphy, Z F Rudolph, James A. Qebhord, John Percy, Jesse Bingham, Charles Stowe and Wll llam M. Wbtnn. by being accidentally struck by a train on th* P . W. & B. The witnesses were William Stewart and John Heoors. who found the body, and Armour H. Ewing, a brother, who ■aid the deceased waa a native of North East and 85 years jof age. Ho left his homo In Newport at 6 60 o'clock to walk the tracks, and was to been The verdict was dssth home to sapper have at 9 80. H* had been working for the road since April 1888. tits watch was fonud near hia body stopped at 7 35 aud this was probably the bonr he waa hit. He leaves a widow and three children, and was a sober Industrious man. Tb* internent will be made to morrow at Harr* d* Grace, Md. Captain Doeey's Vessel Given Up. The Delaware-bnilt brig OdorlUs, Captain Daasy, which sprang a leak and was ran askerson Fenwick's Island at 13 o'eloek Sunday night, was abandoned by th* wrecking crew late last night as a The men-' worked at the total loss pnmpa continuously from Monday after noon, but seeing that all their effort« were of no avail they decided to give th* vessel np She will be stripped by a party from Lows«. a is Sole of an Oak Street Lot, Howells England has sold a lot belong Ing to A. L, Mosher, of Independence Iowa, to Mrs. Mary A Cassidy, of Phils delphta. It la situated at Oak and Frank lln atreeta, and la 90 by 100 feat. Tl pries la not stated. Tha CITY NEW* IN BRIEF. —A onoboard and set of pigeon hole* ha ve been pnt np In the city tax office. -Sand, for all sort* of purposes, tor s»ie oy the Geo. H McCall Co., Eighth and Shipley. —J. Edward Addicts entertained a number of political friends last evening, but whether at C.aymont or Philadelphia cannot be learned. —Fall line of music rolls and music port folios. S. H. Baynard Fifth and Market. —A certificate of the death of Sarah Bally, aged 36, «t No. 303 Kennebec street, was S'ed this morning. Int-rment December 31 In the Cathedral Cemetery. —Cement that will hold anvthlng, for sale by the Geo. B. MeCall Co., Eighth aud Shlp ley. —The funeral of Maggie Gould, the 8-year old colore l girl wbo was fatally burned week ago and died Monday la the Delaware Hospital, occurred to day from her home on Interment wae made In Mt. Zion. A street —The matchless Hardman Plano at S. H Baynard'a Fifth and Market streets. - The transfer of the property ■ Rodney street from Margaret A. E Alfrett* C Rlocrds was filed —Mrs Hannah Ford and Mrs. Mary Powell, of this city, have received grants of original ptwdons. —Greatest variety of new pianos at 8. H. Baynard 's Fifth and Market streets, —The fanerai of William M. Park, an aged resident of Newport, la his 80lh year, took place from that town this afternoon and In- terment was made in Asbary M. K.t etuetery. Services were held at Newport at 12.30 p. m. - Hard wood mantel* and Ule« at Yergert', 419 Market street. No. 129 _ ■ verott to this morning. MORE ABOUT PEHIHSULA ROADS. Mew Connections to Be Made on Account of the Consolidated Linas, By Willard Thomson, the General Manager. Wlllatd Thomson, of the Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, who Is the I eneral manager of the reoently consoli < ated Peninsula railroads Is still bard at work praparing for a busy Spring with these valuable acquisitions The con struction of a now branch railroad giving closar connection with the present steamboat properly at Easton Point and tha new consolidated road, to be known aa the Baltimore. Obasapeake and At lantic railroad. Ur. Thomson eaya that the connection with the present traoke will be made at a point west of Easton. The rou e Is being surveyed and the right of way has been practically obtained. When completed the branch will give a oloaer connection between the railroad and the steamers. The company will make extensive Improvements at Easton Point. The present wharf property will be enlarged eo as to run the oar* to the water's edgs. so that fralghl can be easily transferred. A passenger service will be pnt Into operation In the Summer by which the travel for Ocean City via Eastern bay steamer will make close connections with trains for Ootan City, MICHAEL WHALEN 18 DEAD. Owe ef the Pioneers of 8t. Mary's Pariah Paaeed Away Yeeterday, Michael Whalen, 67 years old, of No. 620 East Fifth street, died yesterday. Ha waa one of the oldest residents of tb* East Side, and a prominent mem ber of 1868, when It was He waa Total Abstinent« Society, Bt. Mary's Beneficial Society and of Bt Mary's Benevolent Society for tb* Relief of the Poor, of which latter organization be was treasurer for many years. He leaves five children. Two daughters are sisters In a convent at Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Frank P. Kane, of this city, and Mrs. William Sheridan, of Philadelphia, are also his daughters His son, John, la a student at Villa Nova College. Tha remains will be Interred In Cathe dral Cemetery on Friday morning. Mass will be said in St. Mary's Church. St, Mary's Church sine* first built, affiliated with St. Mary's IN CHANCELLOR WOLCOTT'S COURT An Inquiry ^luto the Sanity of Mary Dougherty. Chancellor Wolcott sat at the Coart Hoaaa to day. A writ was Issued for Inquiry inta the sanity of Mary D, Dougherty, th* petitioner being Hannah 3peek men Trustee Rodney made return of tha sala of tha James Tey real estate. It was confirm ed. Joseph M Griffith was appointed trustee to (dispose of certain property under an indenture executed by Michael Kenney, deceased. J. L. Dickinson, George M. D. Hart, Winfield Lattomns, D. Thomas Maluncy were appointed com missioners to make partition of the real estate of Margaret J Lewis, deceased; William M. Byrne reported no tlon of the real estât* of Thoms» ard was appointed trustas to effect a tels. Mullen and parti rait on Doc Teiimi PopaUr Just N»w, A new fad has sprang op among tha boys in the shape of dog teams. An Evening Journal reporter while on his way to work this morning, noticed fonr of these canine equipages on Delaware avenue. Each of the drivers was seated In a two wheeled snlky, drawn by a bird dog, and span along In a style which excited the envy of the ordinary pedes trian. Each «ne of the teams mad* a good showing and both boy and dag seamed to enjoy tbs sport. Rod Over XBj * Colt Bat Nol Hart, A boy shout 6 years of age named Allen Lindsay, living at No. 1819 Dela ware avenue, was ran over this morning near the corner of Delaware avenue and 8oott street by a mau wbo was driving a colt attached to a light wagon. The boy was taken to the drag store of H. O. Moore, where Dr John Palmer attended bim. H* was not seriously hart and was taken home. Wallin, for tha Cummlasloners. Regarding the agreement between tha Levy Court and the Water Commission ers relative to the laying of water pipes over Wasblngten street bridge, City Solicitor Elliott seys that the agree ment Is drawn, has for been many weeks and'ls now In the hands of the Water Commissioners awaiting their action on certain additional guarantees demanded by the Levy Court. Want a Mew Road Bill, Brandywine hundred voters will meet Curtis M. Talley's honse In a few daya to* perfect a road bill as a substituts for tha Day bill passed by the General Assembly two years ago. Tha Appointments Completed. Receiver of Taxes John T. Dickey appointed Frank McWhor collector of delinquent taxes in Bt. Georges hundred This com pletes the appointments. at ■aa ter Properties Under the Hammer. Sheriff QUlls sold a large number of properties this afternoon. George O, Robinson's farm in White Clay Creek hundred was bonght by J. Ernest Smith (cr »3,650. Murdered and Robbed. WlLKKSfiARRE, Pa., Doc. 19.— Michael Yosoch, a Hungarian employed as a fore man by McDonald A: Sayre, railroad con tractors, was found murdered on the Le high Valley railroad near Fairvlcw. In a lonely spot on the road he was waylaid, and after being killed was robbed of bis money— »800 —which ho carried In a belt The body was then placed on the railroad tracks. a Revolt In British Homlr.los. Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 19.—Troop» have gunc to Balize. British Honduras, to suppress riots resulting from the imposi tion of English currency on the inhabit ants. The Spheroid brought an appeal for aid. A state of anarchy prevail*, aud there hits beeu some bloodshed. Rev. 61 hint Savage's Daughter Wed». Boston, Doc. 19.—The marriage of Misa Helen, daughter of Rev. Minot J. Savage, to Rev. Minot Osgood Simons, son of the late Langdon Simons of Manchester, N'. H , was solemnized at tho Church of tb« Unity here.