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The EVENING JOURNAL has the largest hona fide circula tion In the state. The EVENING JOURNAL, the live advertiser's medium, cir culates among the masses. SEVENTH YEAR. WILMINGTON, DEL., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1895, ONE CENT. FOR CHARITY'S SAKE. Splendid Production of Ben Hur By Local Talent. FINE TABLEAUX, PfiETTT DAH0E8 W. O. Clark's Romantic Pantomime of Ben Bnr Presented Last Night for ttaa Benefit of the Delaware Hospital. Beautiful Scenery and Gorgeons Con tâmes —The Patronesses. From tho time the curtain rose on the first scene of tbe meeting of tbe wise men in the lonely desert, to the final allegory of Iris's dream of the Nile, there was neither hitch nor hindrance to mar the production of Ben Hur last night. It was a complete success A large end fashionable audience, yet withal a critical uns, was present, and every one compos Ing it joined in praise of tbe excellence of the performance. The most prominent incidents of General Wallace's novel were selected and presented in tableau and pan tomtme in such quick succession that the story was smoothly and connectedly told. Handsome and elaborate scenery was used, and tbe qnalnt costumes of nearly 2,000 years ago locked gorgeons under tbe glow of the gas and calcium lights Tho various roles were delineated In snch excellent style that it would seem useless to particularize But those who took the leading parts are deserving of more than passing notice Augustus Ten Weegss displayed no little talent In depicting the character of Ben Hur ; Henry O. Conrad gave a fine im personation of King Hercd and William Michael Byrne as Tbord ■was very clover. Miss Mary Grant Campbell gave an intensely dramatic rendering of the part of Iris, and Miss Matilda Lambaon made an attractive, winning Esther Mrs W F. Smalley as the mother, and Mias Marguerite Binuex »s Tlizab, the sister of Ben Hur, and Mrs Dotaey Ash as Amrah, were excellent H. V. Boots as Bslthazar, C T. R Bates as Meleholr and Willard Hall Porteras Gasper, the three Wise Men, were specially good. Mr. Byrne also read the chariot race. When he made bis appaa anee he was greeted with an applause that la ted nearly five minutes He read Wallace's thrilling description beautifully and was »gain appl.uded to the echo It closed with a tableau, showing Ben Hur ai the winner It wag the dancing, however, that was tho feature of tbe performance Every once in a while tbe orchestra would start a bewitching dance melony and then the audience would watch with latentness a series of difficult steps given with ease and grace Then tbe dancers would >Uuue out, well deserving the hearty applause which followed them. They refused to respond to tbe encores. The dance of the eptBes, by Misses Ethel Palmer, Anna Sellets, Annie Dickenson and Harriet Pike, four small girls, was particularly pretty. Miss Florence Thomas, of Washington, and Miss Elsie Thomas, of this city, as Queen of tbe Butterfl es atd Thalia respectively, danced beautifully. The production which Is for tbe benefit of the Delaware Hospital Is under tbe patronage of Mie. E T Warner, Mrs Charles J. Mcllvaine, Mrs H G Morse, Mrs. E. T. Oanby, Mrs.'Horace Ganse, Mrs D. W, Msull, Mrs. H T. Ganse, Mrs Henry P. Scott, Mrs. Levi C. Bird, Mrs. Linton Smith, Mrs Edward T. Brnghurst, Mr.i. J. E. Smith, Mrs. Walter D. Buch, Mrs. William Lea. Mrs. Willard Saulsbary, Mrs J. Dan forth Bush, Mrs. John P. Wales, Mrs Eugene DuPont, Mra. Francis DnPont, Mrs. James A. Draper. Mrs. Edwin H. Gayley, Mrs H B Thompson, Mrs. James H. Wilson. Mrs, J. P Winchester, Mrs. George H. Bates, Mrs. Edward Betts, Mrs. William Betta, Mrs Tilgbman Johnston,Mrs. John Bancroft, Mrs. James Gray Knowles. Mrs. Charles R. Miller, Mrs J Reed McKay, Mrs. Andrew G. Wilson, Mrs. Howard Pyle, Mrs. A J. Tlreges, Mrs. William Walling, Miss Spruanoe. 1« will be repeated again this and Monday evening with a matinee this afternoon. CALLED HIM A GIRAFFE Senator Hanby Accosts Speaker HoHallen of Wanting tba Topmost Leaves and Twig*—Legislative Echoes. Senators Pyle, Moore and Alrlcbs and Representatives Watson, Beybold and Bobbin, were absent when tbe ballot was taken at noon to- day. was Higgins 7; Addieks 5; Massey 3; Wolcott 6; Cansey X; Bayard 1 ; Tunnell A war of words occurred in the dining room yesterday afternoon, between Representative McMullen and Senator Hanby. The sneaker told Mr AddlckVs lieutenant that If he (Hanby) was going to fight him (McMullen) politically he (Hanby) would get the worst of it Hanby retaliated by dubbing McMullen a giraffe, always reaching for the highest twigs and leaves. Bath Hanses adjourned at noon, the northbound members taking a special train at 1 o'clock The resnlt Closing Up Ohnreh Affairs Par The Tear. Presiding Elder L, B. Barrett, of the Wilmington District, will conduct quarterly meetings this evening, to morrow and on Monday at the M. E Churches at Christiana, Newoort, Union, and at Wesley and Harrison Strset Churches this city, are the fourth quarterly conferences and their proximity to the annual conference makes them tbe most Interesting of the year. The last quarterly conference of the year was held last evening at Wesley Ohnreh. These Good Times Coming. James F Wood reports business im proving Man- facturera and real es tat« owners are fixing np their proper ties. Orders for tin roofing, corrugated Iron work, galvai Ized Iron, brass, copper and zinc work; also repairing heaters aud stoves, etc. Money to loan, 103 W Eighth street CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. . — A . f,n ® new set of nickel-plated harness has bean purchased foe the Washington Company's new chemical. Robert C. Porter has been selected as driver. „ — »P ew*nln* next tbe Fire Committee of the City Council will make It* semi-annual Inspection of the department. » ~ R *7- ? ob . wt w *tt of Scott Church.de jlv*r€Ml a lecture an "A Cosmopolitan Buse'* ia K!ng*erood M. E. Church list sight. THE WASHY'S ANNUAL BALL. A Large Attendance and a Royal Time at the Flfty-fifth Reception of Old Number 7 Bojs. The Washington Fire Company had a royal ball in German Hall last evening tbs occasion being the fifty-fifth annual reception of the company. It was one of the best and most largely attended social events of the year, and many well known fine laddies from out of town were present. There were twenty four num bers on the program, and at no time during tbe evening was there a dearth of dancers on the floor, which was ably presided over by Robert O. Porter, Clarence R Smith and Joseph N. MU burn. Albert's Orchestra furnished the music, and the arrangements were in tbe hands of President F, J. Neidermaler, Secretary James M. Dickerson, Treasurer William McFadden, Chairman George M. Yates, Joseph L Fox, Robert C. Porter, and James H Yates. The honored guests of the ball were William Radcliffe, of Philadelphia, and bis grand daughter. Miss Etta Radcliffe He was a prominent member In 1846, tut had not attended a reception since 1850, nutll last night, when he renewed his old friendships among the Waehy boys The ball was beautifully decorated, tbe dancing card »as attractive, bearing a fire hat and horn on Its cover, and the order maintained perfect. Nothing of aa intoxicating nature was allowed in the hall, and a ueat supper was served during intermission. It was a success in every way. wea CINCINNATI REDIÏ1ÏÜS, THE DELAWARE STATE SOCIETY ORIGINALLY REORGANIZED. Descendante of Old Lina Officer* of tba Revelation Unite In Bringing This His torical Body Again to Life—Officers Kieetsd and Business Transacted. At a recent meeting of tbe Delaware State Historical Society a paper was read In which tbe subject of the old Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati was ably handled. Aa the outcome, this historical body, instituted In November 1783, by the surviving officers of tbe Delaware Line regiment in the Revolutionary war, together with those fro m other states and in the Continental establishment, was again brought to life, with a vim which promises to make It a credit again to the Diamond State Yesterday afternoon a meeting of descendants of the original members of this society was held in tbe chambers of tbe United States Court, at which a number of men from other ststes were present Hon. Leonard E. Wales was elected president of the newly organized aooiety and tbe other officers were: Vice president, Colonel MeLaue Tilton, U. 8. M C; secretary, Haslet Wylie Crawford ; assistant secretary, John Osgocd Platt; treasurer,Phillip Howell White ;assletanl treasurer, Samuel Seay Roche. Tbe standing committee consists of these officers and Charles Breck Adams, Henry Geddea Banning, Newell Kirkwood Keuuon, James DobMrr McNeill and Henry Hobart Bellas. Delegates to triennial meeting of the general society In Philadelphia, May, 1896; Hob. L E, Wales, Hon. James W. Latimer, Colonel MeLaue Tilton, Ü. 8 M. C., Philip H. White, late Ü. 8. N,, and Captaiu Henry H. Bellas, ü S. A. A committee was named to prepare by-laws; tbe secretary was directed to notify the secretary of the general society and other state societies; the date for meetings was set for February 23 July 4 and November 6 each year, and a board of trustees was designated to superintend the finances of the society which were ordered placed la the National Bank of Delaware. The membership Is confined to the eldest lineal male descendant In the eldest line of descent of officers of the Continental Army. In the event of a failure iujtheTineal descent, the society can select a collateral representative This necessarily limits the membership The following were elected honorary members: Gen John Meredith Retd, ex United States Minister to Greece, a great grandson of George Read and great grand nephew Col. of Jas. Bead and Com modore Thomas Read of tbe Continental Navy ; Henry Qeddes Banning, president of the National Bank of Delaware, and grandson of Capt. Henry Geddes, Con tiuental Navy; Capt. Henry Hobart Bellas, U. B. A, of Lieutenant lineal descendant John Rudolph the Pennsylvania Line, and Captains John and Mbhael Rudolph of Lee's Partisan Legion of the Continental establishment. of BURIAL OF A NON OGENARIAN. Mrs, Kennard. Hotber of the Wilming ton Merchant and Wife of » Methodist Minister. This afternoon the body of Mrs. Ruth Kennard, of Philadelphia, was brought to this city and interred in the Wilming ton and Brandywine Cemetery Funeral services were held at 2 30 o'clock Deceased was the mother of William M Kennard, of this city. Mrs Kennard was in tbe ninety-first year of her age, and. her death was the resnlt of a protracted illness from the infirmities incident to old age. She was the widow of Rev E J. Ken nard, who for many years was a member of the Wilmington Methodist Episcopal Conference, serving in many of the towns on the Peninsula of Mary land Mrs. Kennard was a native of Wilmington, her maiden name being Solomon. Wilmington Delegatee. The annual convention of the Young People's Society of the Reformed Episcopal Church was held yesterday The convention convened in Christ Church, Philadelphia, many delegates were eighteen from the Church of the Covenant and twenty from the Chnrch of the Redeemer, of this city. The Steamer Cadsgun to Re Docked* At tbe Harlan and Hillings worth Company's shipyard to day tbs big «team ship Cadagna, of Bilbos, which has been lying at the month of the Christiana since Thursday, has arrived end will be prepared for the dry dock at once She will go on next week after the Spanish steamship Cnldtd de Rens shall bave been repaired and painted. Lot northeast corner Van Buren street and Sballcroao avenue at Heald * Co.'s publie sals. A ebsnes for builders. Among the AT THE STATE CAPITAL Washington's Farewell Ad dress Read By H. C. Conrad. THE 00NTE8T FOR U. S. SENATOR Senator Records Gets Even With Senator Prie— The Augustine Bridge—No New Business After march *8— The Politi cal Reform League-State Treasurer's Report, Staff Correspondence Evening Journal, Dover, Feb. 28 — lu honor of the Father of his Country the Assembly only had one session yesterday and listened to the reading of parts of Washington's farewell address by Henry 0. Conrad. In the afternoon most of the members of both the Senate aud the House left town for their homes, and the halls of legislation were practically deported last evening. The day showed nothing new In the senatorial contest. General Senators Pyle and Recoids voted for Colonel E L. Martin; Representative Daly cast his ballot for Ambassador Bayard aud Ehe W. Tunnell was the man voted for by Representative Mustard Tbe Higgins vote was reduced to seven by reason of tho absence of Sen ator Alriobs and Representative Town send, and Senator Moore's continued absence at the bedside of his sick wife kept George V Massey's vote at three. The Wolcott and Addieks men showed up in fine form. It W«i Not Referred. Governor Maivil's communication relative to the injunction case arising from the digging |of Asaawoman canal was read in the Senate yesterday on motion of Mr Records It was not re ferred bat was left la the hands of tho clei k. (Jilt Follows Quiz. Senator Records has not yet fully recovered from the quizzing administered by Senator Pyle wtien he made an ad verse repart on the bill Introduced by Senator Hanby relative to the payment of casts In criminal cases Senet>r Pyle is chairman of the Senate committee on divorce, a position held by Senator Records two years ago. Tbeu Senator Records voted for divorce bills; this session be is voting against them Heretofore, however he ha* refrained from asking the committee to explain tbe nature of tbe cases re- ported favorably. Since the quiz on Wednesday be has ebasged his tactics and is endeavoring to make il as un pleasant for tbe chairman of tbe Divorce Committee as the chairman of the Divorce Committee made it for the chairman of the Committee on Revised Statutes Yesterday Senator Pyle took tbe floor and said : -'Mr. Speaker,tbe committee on divorce has instructed me to report favorably Senate bill, No 6 an act to divorce Georgianna from Jefferson Davis Bsltz. 1 move that it be taken up and read a third time with the view of passing the Senate." Reading Clerk Springer read the bill Mr. Records—''Mr Speaker. I think tbs Senate cau vote more intelligently if It knows the nature of tbe evidence In the case." Mr. Speaker—"The page is excused," Mr. Pyle—"This la a case of non sup port aud adultery. This woman has proven to the satisfaction of the commit tee that her husband failed to provide for her, deserted her and Is now living in open adultery with another woman near oolt's sfatlou. Tbe petitioner in this case Is a< respectable; woman. She has proven her good character and her husband's bad character by both men and women who live in the neighborhood of Galt's station. If tbe gentleman want« to know anything more about It we have tbe testimony and It can be read." Mr. Records—"Mr. Speaker, I don't think that tbe explanation is specific enough. I think the senator can give ns a better understanding of the case than that." Mr. Pyle—"I have said that we have the evidence In full, taken from the lips of the petitioner and witnesses sum moned. I think that perhaps it would b* better for the clerk of the divorce committee to read it." Speaker Watson nodded to the divorce clerk, but Senator Records, who did not want his quiz to carry that far, objected and allowed tbe bill to go to a vote, call ing for tbe yeas and nays. It was passed by a vote of 6 yeas to 1 nay, Speaker Watson not voting. Senator Records also called for tbe yeas and nays when tbe bill divorcing Margaret E. and George H. Lynch was called up and passed The charge in that case was extreme cruelty. Want to Make Bitters. Senator Pyle introduced the act to Incorporate the International Manu facturing Company. The incorporators are Dr. Peter Cooper, John M. Newell, and J. Leonard Johnson, all of Wilming ton. They want to manufacture, buy, sell and dispose of bitters, syrups, extracts, eateups, sauces, and tonics from vegetables, fruits, nuts, drugs and minerals. Capital stock $10 000, with power to Increase to any amount. The principal office shall be in Wilmington. Who Can Blame Her? Representative Pyle has In hand a bill to change tbe nr me of Mary Ellen Fly to Mary Ellen Wh itaker From All to a Majority, At tbe present time the law provides that a school teacher, in order to get his salary, must present a warrant signed by all of tbe school commissioners of bis district. Représentât! re Burton has given notice of an act which will provide that the warrant shall be good If signed by a majority of the commissioners. "Cheaper In the Beginning," The friends of the proposed scheme to do away with St. Augustine bridge In St. Georges hundred and build a road across rhe march from fast laud to fast laud, are making an earnest rfi jrt to secure its ptsaage. "It will cost the county a great deal less, not only in the end but in tbs bsginniog," said one of its friends. "The present bridge is about done for. It has been there fourteen or fifteen years, aud its life Is almost over. The Ice has carried away soma of the piling this Winter. Some new way to get over the marsh will be neoes-sry. We propose to go further In, about 500 feet back, taking advantage of tbe old piling in front of it, and make an earth bank across. The total cost of tbe embankment, the stopping of Augustine creek, aud tbe building of tba sluice for drainage will be less than $9,000. A new bridge there would be 1,800 feet long and 15 feet wide and would cost $17,000 or $18 000. That is the state of the case outofjTwo that it la proposed that the land pay Its proportion of the coat, and the county expense will not exceed $(>,500." Special and a (Hear Track. The members and attaches of the Legislature who live up the road may have a special train to-day. Repre sentatlve Moore was circulating a petition last night asking Superintend ent Holliday to run a car up from Dover to Wilmington, leaving here at 1 p m The members do not want any more rides on a freight train Their idea now is to have a special and a clear track. Two Killings In Prospect. The United Labor League had a dele gation here yesterday, and as a conse qnence of its visit the House bills regulating child labor in factories and providing for the appointment of o faelory inspector, which were reported unfavorably by the Labor Committee, were taken from the table and recom mitted The Beadenkopf, George Norris. Rev W. F. Lewis and R S Monk,all of Wilmington After adj mrnment the Committee on Labor gave them a hearing, but from certain expressions dropped by some of the committeemen afterwards, the visit of the friends of the bills failed to alter the opinion of the committee that they were unwise measures It is probable that the second report will be unfavorable and that the bills will be killed. Divorce Evidence Destroyed. On Thursday night, some of the many boys who frequent the State House, broke Into the Divorce Committee room on tbe third floor, pried open the desk of Clerk Kelluta, of the House committee, rifled it of its contents and destroyed his notes of divorce evidence. The offenders are not known Representative Kypherd will introduce a resolution providing for the employment of a night watchman during the session. His principal business will be to keep the small boy out of the State House. Want a Krlef Scanlon. Persons who went legislation had better get their bills in. Assembly has decloed that it, will receive no new bills after March 35, which Is only about five weeks off There seems to be a quiet deteimination npon the part of the influential members to make tbe session notable for its brevity if not for the volume of business transacted. Ho U Still Disqualified, The bill which disqualifies Speaker McMullen and every other member of the General Assembly for the office of clerk of the peace, is still in the Senate and he has been unable to get reconsider ation of the vote by which it was passed. At bis request tbe clerk of tbe Senate has refrained from returning it to tbe House. Senator Hanby is determined that it shall not bs reconsidered. Political Reform League Formed Considered from a numerical Ustand point the anti bribery convention held hero yesterday afternoon was a failure. Not more than forty persons directly interested in tho movement were present, and they were not really representative men when considered politically. Although the convention was held In the hall of the House of Representatives, but lew members were present As a matter of fact the only persons who gave In their names when the call was made to form a Political Reform League were: J Alexander Fnlton, Joshua A. Ellogood, 8. William Brothers, .John M. Eisenbrey, Charles A. Brothers, .John Heyd, G. W, M Macklem, M I Newton, R»v, Mr Treadway, B. F. B. Wosddall. Jesse Hsrring, Rev, J. B Turner, K, P. HarnUh and JJ. W. Killen. Among those who cam-' as delegates was ex President of the Levy Court Samuel G. Fisher, of Sussex county, for whose benefit the Milford indignation meeting was held, bat he did not answer when the roll was called for Political Reform League volunteers Primarily the convention assembled in the Kent county court room, but the janLor must not have been in sympathy with the movement for the temperature there was so low that even an antl brlbory man could not stand It. The meeting was called to order by J Alexander Fnlton, late gubernatorial nominee on tbe People's party ticket. 8 H. Messlck, of Bcldgevllle, was elected president; Charles Beadenkopf, Andrew Holden and Josbna A Ellegood, vice presidents; J. W Killen, secretary, and O W. M Macklem, treasurer. Mr. Fulton explained the object of the convention and It then took a recess until 1 30, before which time the House had consented to let tbe reformers have the use of tbe Hall of Representatives. At the afternoon session 'resolutions were adopted denouncing bribery In all Its forms and demanding remedial legis lation. This was followed by a proposal to form a Political Reform League, and it was consummated, although nearly wrecked at the outset by a $1 fee attach ment This formation was followed by a number of ten minute speeches visitors were Charles Tbe General H. Meesick, Still Making Soldiers, At the instance of Governor Marv 11 Secretary of State Smitbers sent out two commissions yesterday afternoon making soldiers out of civilians. One was to Rev Frat cis M. Munson, of Nsw Castle, as chaplain of tbe First Delaware Regi ment, and tbe other to E E Rogers, aa captain of Company H. of New Caatle. Not a Roseate View. State Treasurer Borulte'a biennial report was presented to the House by Representative Jolla aud real before that body. Showing, as it does clsarly, a statement of all the separate funds it does not present a roseate view to those who believe in "the old flag and an appropriation." The school fund Is In good shape, hav ing about $115,000 to distribute annually, but the state treasurer shows that there is not sufficient revenue for state pur poses. Tbe estimate for the coming year of receipts aud expenditures foots up tbe larger figures. Tbe largest items of receipts for the general fund are as follows in round figures; pauies, railroad 'licenses, 000; banks, $9,000; interest, $11,000; dividends, $4,000; express, telephone and telegraph companies, $1,500 Collateral inheritance tax, distillers' licenses, sale of laws, fees and commissions, ate , con stitute the remainder. The expenditures embrace; Salarie« of state officers, $13,000; judiciary, From $69,000; 00 m $46, Continued uu 1 bill! 1'age. Cases Resulting From ECHOES FROM THE BALL Katie Dompson's Free Beer. MILLS GETS A SEVERE SENTENCE For Cutting William Oolllns In Hie Jaw With His Knlf«, But Joseph Collins Gets OIT fur Assaulting His mistress. A King Goes Into Kxtle—Other Munici pal Court Caees, The Municipal Court room was a regular olla podrida.a genuine symphony in black and white, this morning It was an echo from Katie Dampson's ball,[given to the colored four hum ed In Oougress Hall, a ramshackle frau. building-at No. 305 DuPont street, last Thuredsy even Two dusky Vennses there started a wool pulling contest, and Samuel Mills and William Collins had words over it. According to Katie herself, Hannah White, a decided brouette in red, and Mary Fortner, a rather good-looking lady of color, William "weut down for a brick" and then Samuel cut him Ssmuel explained that they had been, and all were full, when two of tbe girls wanted to fight and be stopped them, then the two Collins brothers assaulted him and be had to defend himself. Captaiu Chambers said he knew tho prlsouer and always found him a peacabla man Judge Bali administered a fine of $50 and coats and 0 mouths' imprison ment Joseph Collins, colored, was arraigned on a charge of assaulting Essie Johnson, bis mist roes. There was not much to show that It was more than a jealous row and Collins was dismissed William King, colored, was charged with assault ou Rebecca Moore, bis mistress She proved that be bad knocked her against a rad hot stove and otherwise maltreated her. He was lined $35 and costs. Joseph Dngan and Peter Feeney were charged with assaulting David Biddings, while, and John McAdams, colored, on Third street bridge, Thursday evening Feeney's sister is dead and the complaint was withdrawn on payment of costa. Dog-catcher Hayden was charged with maltreating a dog The brute was a big black mougrel and bit Joseph on tbe left thumb and through tbe boot. Tbe dog 1 still at tbe pouud, i s ugly and vicious as ever. Tbe case was post poned to Tuesday morning Robert H, Tubbs, charged with brutally treating a horse, pleaded guilty and was fined $10 and costs. John Thompson, colored, was arrested by Officer Edwards at his home, Lombard and UeCanlley streets, crazy drunk Fined $3 and costs. William Parrady, arrested by Officer William J Massey for drunkenness, was fined $1 and coats. 1-, REV. ESOCH STUBBS, D. D„ DEAD. Former Member of the Wilmington Conference and Pastor of Asbury M. E. Church Dies Suddenly at Ills Home In Philadelphia. Rev. Eaoob Stubbs, D D , pastor of Stloim M E Church, Philadelphia, died suddenly yesterday at bis borne, No. 1883 Susquehanna avenue He bad been 111 with pneumonia for about ten days, but bis recovery seemed hopeful, aud no fatal result was apprehended Dr..Stubbs wag born In England fifty four years ago. At the age of 34 he came to this country and connected himself with tbe Philadelphia Conférence. When that body was divided he was located in the part known as tbe Wilmington Con ference. He was a member of the latter until 1678, and was pastor of Asbury Church, Third and Walnut streets, this city. CLOSE OF THE CONVENTION. F* H. A Delegates Left Wilmington for Their Homes This Morning. This morning nearly all of the 300 delegates from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states of the East, who have been in this city attending the annual convention of tie Junior U. U. A. M. a Funeral Benefit Association, left Wil mington for their homes. Tbe delegate« were, as a rule, able bodied and athletic men, thorough Americans aud good natured. They were easily made to enjov themselves while her* by tba committees of tbe local lodges. The Clayton House corridor was filled with the delegates this morning, tbe men wearing their star spangled banner badges and hurrying about exchanging parting words with their brothers and preparing to leave the city. Tbe lodge has 1,698 members in Dela ware, an 1 there are nearly 75,000 mem bers in the United States. Its Funeral Benefit Association, really the Insurance department of this patriotic society, just before its adjournment last evening, selected Baltimore as tbe next place of meeting and elected these officers; President, S. B Merlok; vice president. H. H. Powers; secietary, Hsrry O. Cad wallader; treasurer. H. A Ulster ; direc tor* for three years, George H Harris, H. Wells Buser, all of Pennsylvania. Visit the big Church Bazaar to night, at the Auditorium. Admission 10 cents WILL GO TO LIBERIA. Rev. William H. Heard. Formerly at This Cltv, Appointed Minister and Con sat to That Country, Rev. William H. Heard, D D,, formerly pastor of the Bethel A M E Church at Sixth aud Walnut streets tu this c'ty.hut now of Harrisburg aud well known among the Afro American race In this country, was named on Wednesday aa minister-resident end consul-general te Liberia. He is a native of Georgia,where he was born forty five years ago. Ha is married bnt has no children. Until about six years ago he was located in Charleston, 8. C. and on one occasion, while traveling there was ejected from a railroad train. He sued tbe company and secured a decision com pelling railroad companies to provide separat 0 coaches on all trains for colored passengers. Leaving Charleston he removed to Philadelphia, where he became pastor of Allen M. E Chapel, where be remained for. two years, then going to Bethel A. M. E Church, Philadelphia, where be steyed two years. He then came to Wilmington where he remained until called to Harrisburg. Lota ou Pennsylvania railroad aud Fourteenth street. Not often euch lota offered at public sale; 150 feet on rail road, HEALD & CD. coismimoiii convehtiok bill Representative Walker Dave Notice of a New One To-day—Seaford Now Will Have Water Works -Other Bills Fasssd. Special Dispatch Evening Journal. Dove«, Feb. 133 — Representative Walker gave notice to-day of a uew constitutional convention bill. It In orerses tbe number of New Castle dele gates from ten *to twenty, and raises the age of the delegates to twenty four years with a residence of three years in tbe oouuty before the election. The bill promises a salary of $1 t dsy and mileage for tbe service. I Also that delegates of a county have power to fill vacancies without holdlug a general election Tbe House pissed a bill authorizing the town of Seaford to borrow $30,000 for water works ; also a bill to increase tba property holdings of the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery Company to $ 200 , 000 , Bills were also passe i repealing the special constable law.aud authorizing the Jessup and Moore Company to lasue new stock. A divorce was granted In the case of Ellen R. Righter and Edward I Righter, of Wilmington. NEW-CHÜRCH DOCTRINES. THE DIVINITY OF THE LORD AND OF THE WORD. Strung Speech of President Prank Sewall, of tho New-Oharcb Society—Sweden borclan Theory Muet tleonma the Popu lar One ae Bdnoatlun Advance*. After a most enjoyable reception In the lecture room of the New Jerusalem Church last evening, the animal session of the Maryland New-Ohurch Society and Ooufereuce of Ministers came to a close. Before the close of the business meeting new officers were elected and the time for tho Yearly meeting was changed from February 23 to the third Friday la October, sud It was decided to meet next In Baltimore. Tho Board of Missions decided to continue the work at Preston, Md , and at RUhmoud, Petersburg and Newport News, Va,, Rev U van K Growufield belug appointed to I Preston, Rev J. F. Spiers to Virginia, bel to he assisted by Rev Louis F. Hite Rev. Frank Sewall, in his annual re port as presiding minister and general pastor, explained forcibly the doctrines of the New-Church, saying that they were sure to be adopted hv alt people lu tho earning ages of higher education Continuing, be said; "The wide propagation especially ln I our cities since the World's Parliament I of Religious last year, of what Is known I Oriental thought of Brahma and S8 Buddha and the teaching of modern theosophy—has compelled the New Church to give an account of herself. "There has arisen, possibly, a mtsoon 0 'ptlou on tbe part of some of the New Cbarchmeu as to the Identity of the New Church doctrine with coma parts of this oriental and so called occult doctrine and there is a widely prevailing notion that Swedenborg is not only to be counted among the mysteries but amoug theosophists That he himself is a Buddha reincarnated and that reincarna tion Is among tbe most prominent and fundamental of bis doctrines. "It would seem almost incredible that any Intelligent reader of Sweden borg or any properly instructed member of toe New Church should for a moment be in doubt as to what broad and vital distinction exists between these oriental and mysterious systems and tho New Church religion as set forth from tbe Word in the heavenly doctrines of the New Jerusalem "But the mtrsion of tbe New-Church la to teach, above all, that the great primary truth on which all genuine religion must real. Is that with tho de nial of the historic Christ and his re demption, all reliance on a Christ lu one self Is an Illusion. The New Church must teach a redemption through tbe conquer ing of the hells by the historic Gad-man, Jesus Christ, in place of heaven as a sleep o» a place of merged personalities The New-Church must teach heaven os a perfected something In which Individuals retain their personalities only the more perfect and entire. "A committee of bishops of the Prot estant Episcopal Church sent forth a p*storal letter warning the clergy of that denomination against falling into two errors in their teaching, namely the dental of the divine incarna tion in onr Lord, and of tbe divinity of the scriptural The mission of the New Church) Is .made unmistakable when we observe that tbe only foundation on which these bishops base their appeal to their clergy for the teaching of tbe divinity of tho Lord and the divinity of tbe Word Is that the 'canons of the church'—forbid them teaching otherwise "Surely some other foundation than this must be laid for the faith of the age that is npon us. and the New Church Is, under the Divine providence aud mercy, to lay that foundation Here lies our true mission, whether in our work at home or abroad, to 'preserve the founda tion.' " ha* recently A MISSIONARY ROUND TABLE. Ab Interesting ; Bjnpoilam Held In Grace Unarcb at Which Addresses Are »fade. An interesting symposium styled a ''Missionary Round Table," was held last evautng in Grace M. E. Church. A fine musical program was given by tbe boy choir, under the leadership of Mieses Pusey and MaeCaulley and addresses were made by the following: Rev A. T. Scott, on "The Christian Law of Benefi eenes;" Job H. Jackson, ''Influence of Missions on Civilization and Commerça H F. Pickels, ' 'Influence of Missions Spirit on the Church lUttax;" Mrs W illiam M. Field, "Borne Mission Fields 1 Have Traversed Miss Sarah R. Weldiu, "Influence of Missions on Women;" W H Bill any, "Grace Church and Missions;" C. Wesley Weldin, "Tbe Paramount Obligation of Missions." Chinese Mlulster and Missionare. Rev, Y. K. Yen, a native Chinese minister of the Episcopal Church aud missionary to his people in Chius, will sddresa the Sunday school and presch at 10.30 to morrow, February 34. at Calvary P. E Church. Third and Washington streets Mr. Yen is highly educated aud a man of force and interest. THE GOULD KIDNAPERS A Gang Has Been After the Family Since 1876 . FOUR PLOTS HAVE BEEN LAID. Defective Lee-h, Who Has Hunted Western Desperadoes, Says He Thinks tho Mon Seen ln Rnkewood, N. J„ Were the Lost of the III Starred Short Gang. New York, Feb. 23.—Detective M. F. 1-eoch, a well known and most successful desperado hunter of the west, Is staying nt *he As * or House. IIo has been laid up for over a year, suffer lug from Injuries re ceived in a railroad accident. In talking about the recent supposed attempt to kid nap little Klngdou Gould, he said yester day to a reporter : 'It the woman In Lakewood actually saw two auub mon aa she describes plot ting about the Gould children, I expect to find that tho survivors of tho old Luke Short gang—Frank Howard and Frank McKinney—have come book to carry out a scheme that has been In their heads for years. 1 don't know how many times they have attempted to kidnap a Gould, but X hove learned at various times of four attempts. "In 1870 I was In tho employ of the Union Pacific railroad as a detective, with headquarters at Ogallala, Noh. Wo had a good deal of t rouble In those days with train rubbers, road agents, who held up stage coaches, and horse and rattle thieves. "1 think It was in July, 1876, that Jay Gould oamo to Ogallala In his private oar to Inspect the cattle of Keith & Barton. With him was Sydney Dillon, Guy C. Bar ton, M. C. Keith and Superintendent J. T. Clark of tho Union Pacifia Mr. Clark can corroborate my statement. Tried to Capture Jay Gould. "About an hour before tho Gould train arrived I was Informed by a little follow named French}-, who stood In with tho tough«, that a band of mon had organized for tho purpose of kidnaping Jay Gould on Ida arrival. In the gang wore George Crandall, who acted us louder; Luke Short, William Phoebus, William Harris, alias Missouri BUI, and Sam Brown. " 1 got together a posso and locked the gang up, and kept them locked up till aft er Mr. Gould left. He was In Ogallala about four hours. At tho request of Su perintendent Clark we kept the matter quiet, as he was afraid If Gould hoard of it In- would he I lack ward about continuing his journey. "Tho gang wont to my house In Ognll.v la about three weeks after that. They had threatened to kill mo. 1 was away, but they got my old father and mother out of hod aud made my father dance for thorn while they shot all around his feet, "Two years later 1 met Crandall In Fort Fottonuau, Wy., turn to face In tho street. Wo both fired at about, tho same time, lie shot mo through tho left hand, J 8,| °t him through the left lung. Ho was In the hospital for awhile, and then wo took him down to Cheyenne for trial. Ho caught cold on the way and died liefere his trial came off. I his tar again led tho gang to bellovo that | thotr game was blocked, as I learned aftor "Gould came to Georgetown, Colo., in August, 1881, with Mrs. Gould, tho litt lu girl ami two boys, both little follows then. The si-hentu was to capture one or more of tho children and run them off Into the mines at Middle Park, about 20 miles to the west. "I happened to ho in Georgetown the day before the Gould party arrived and saw Short. They concluded that I know their game aud was prepared for them, and they gut out. " I got information of tho details after ward from Frank Howard, whom I sus pect to ho one of the men recently scon at Lakewood. Ha Is a no good follow, who would stlok to his friends when there was any money In It and betray them os soon as he saw It was to hts advantage. "The third attempt on the Goulds was In the summer of 18H2, only a few months before Jay Gould died. He was up in the Wood river country, In Idaho, a month or six weeks for hts health. He had the two girls with him and Howard Gould, and I think a younger son was there. Gcorgo Gould came up, but only staid for a few days. "H. H. H. Clark, tho president of tho Union Pacific, started In his private carlo visit Gould, and I being on my way to Boise City he invited mo to rldo with him. The Plot of 181W. "In the third gang Luko Short again appeared as loader. Frank Howard wan his first lieutenant, and tho third man, 1 have always believed from his description, was Frank McKinney, whom I now sus pect to be with Howard In this vicinity. 1 never had McKinney positively identi fied, but his description was well known through the west, as he was wanted for various crime*. "My presence with President Clark in ward from Frank Howard in Boise City. "I came east In tho summer of 1898. I took my hoy down to Coney Island to geo tho sights, and 1 was greatly surprised wlu'n on the iron pier I saw Short, How ard and this man whom I think is Frank McKinney. "1 didn't want any trouble on account of my boy being with me, and I tried to keep out of sight. Howard saw me, and as soon ns he could gut away from his friends he joined me and told me ho had something to tell me. I told hlm I was st opping at the Autor House, and later he railed to see me. "Ho told me he was In with the others to kidnap one of the Gould children, and that they had been laying for them up In the Catskills, but that the family bad Irft there and come down to New York, and that he and his companions had about de spaired of carrying out the scheme. "Hu wanted mo to go to George Gould with a proposition that ho would for |8, - (100 betray his pals into the hands of the pollue. He was to leave tho country with tho money as soon as his pals were arrest ed. 1 declined of course and warned him to drop the business. " No Extra Session Probable. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—Members of tho house who arc supposed to know something of tho purposes of President Cleveland do not credit the reports that he has any defi nite Intention to rail an extra session of congress. They do not claim to know what the intentions of the president may be, hut they argue from circumstances that an extra session is improbable. Wife Murderer to He Hanged. Pine Bluff, Ark., Feb. 23. —William Owen (colored) was found guilty of mur der in tho first degree in the circuit court at Varner. Ark., and will suffer the death penalty He killed his wife last spring because of jealousy.