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The EVENING JOURNAL, the live advertiser's medium, cir culates among the masses. The EVENING JOURNAL has the Largest bonaflde Circula tion In the state. WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, JANUARY JO, 1800. ONE CENT. EIGHTH YEAR. FREE Consultation and Treatment. To those requiring the services of a physi cian I will (five FRHK examination and Treatment from 10 to 12 m , 6 to 8 p. m. A. D. MABla. M. 1) , 801 French Street. HELP WANTED. ANTED.-YOUNG MEN TO LEARN stenography at-OoHey College ana lake positions. Splendid chance for young men. Too applications for Goldey graduates are always greater than the »apply. Apply at College, alghth and Market streets, day or night.___ S alesman wantkl»-$iuo to $125 per month and expenses to 1 .troduce our goods to the trade. Staple line; position permanent, pleasant and desirable. Address.wlth stamp. King Mfg. Co.. D. .VI. Chicago. w _LOST AND FOUND. I ' OAT-GOLD BREASTPIN, IN •-OING -J from 1143 Apple street. South Wllmlng tan. to 1(123 Adams street. Return to Evening Jo urnal office. __ I OST— BLACK LEATHER BILL BOOK containing a couple of bills and common green covered memorandum book. Return to Evesinq Journal Oitce, _ FOB SALE._ * ■pOOL TABLE IN FIRST CLASS ORDER A Address POOL this office. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. ■AITANTED.—RELIABLE PARTY WITH vv $1,001) cash to Invest in a fast selling talking machine. State right. FORD A- DARRAH. C30 Arch street. Philadel phia. 17»OR SALE-LICENSED SALOON AND A restaurant. Good business location. Good ressens f or sell In g, apply A..this offlee. F or Bale.—th e sto< >k a nd fixtu res of a shoe st -re. No. 234 King street, also the lease on s ore and uwt lllng. Apply on the promîtes. __ _ *100 Chances lo make money by speculation are better now than ever. Nice Income» are made from small luvestments. Wheat and stocks offer excellent opportunities for those with limited means to make money. We always work for easterners Interests. Writ« for advice and bOuk, showing bow o do it, free. C-JMACK & OÜ , 21) Broadway, ew York per month, or more NOTH) Hh. ATOTICE-THE COUNTY ASSESSMENT J.Y is now completed aid may be seen at the fo'lowlng places: First district—First ward, James Harkins's cigar st re. No. 215 West Fourth street. Sec ond ward, Michael Glllesnle's cigar store. No. 0U2 Esst Third street. Fourth ward, Joseph t ■toss's barber shop. Fourth and Lombard streets. Eighth ward, Charles E. Tailor's clear store. Sixth and Lombard streets, Second district Thltd ward. John Stan nard's saloon. No 807 West Second street. Fifth ward, Nancy Quigley's stloon. No. 620 Madison street. Tenth ward Margaret Har kins' saloon. Pleasant and Jackson stre.ts. Eleventh ward, Robert Oottlosbam's saloon. No 310 Maryland avenue. Twelfth ward. Philip R. Shea's siloon. Fourth and Scon Third district—Sixth ward. William H. Lloyd's grocery store. No. 7115 King street. Seventn ward. William Smith'sgroesry store. Northwest co-ner lie aware avenue and Jeffe s n str-et. Ninth ward, James Rigby's cigar store. No, 20o0 Market street. The a»se-*ors will he in setslon at the Conrt Bouse (Levy Coart room) on January 27 , 28. IS), 30 and 31, for 'he purpose of making any corrections and placing any name on the assessment list that may have neen omitted. J. Ü. Mo :OY, First District. JAME3 F. EAHLY. Seco d District. CHARLES WHASN, Third District. BEAL ESTATE. rT»BE FOLLOWING LIST OF VERY DK 1 gir&ble t ropertio» will be sold right and lermetosuit. For sale. 813 Madtson street. 11 rooms and btth. 808 Adams etreet, 1" ro ms and bath. 934 Adams street, 9 rooms and bath. 128 Poplar street, 7 looms and bath. 9i 4 Poplar str et, 9 rooms and bath. 844 Plue otree, « rooms 1304 VanBu-en street, 10 rooms and bath. 918 West Ninth street, 10 rooms and bath. 3'3 East 'tenth stieet. I) rooms and bath. 618 East Seventh street, 9 rooms and bath. 913 West seventh street. 7 rooms and bath. 8. E cor 6th and Spruce, 11 rooms and bath. 1812 Pennsylvania avenue. 7 rooms and bath 618 Wes. Fifth street, 9 rooms and bath. 1021 Tatnall street, 10 rooms and bath 815 Washington street. 10 rooms and bath. 41 » East Ninth street. 6 rooms and shed. N W. cor 5th and Jeffersou.lilioora» and store RI3 West Seventh street, 9 rooms and bath. 9J1 Kirkwood stieet,7 rooms and bath. 1107 Kirkwood street, 6 rooms and bath. 80A. 308 Rodney street, 8 rooms and bath. 827 Tatnall street, 9 rooms and bath. 917 Tatnall street, 10 rooms and bath. 1012 West Seventh street, 7 rooms and bath. 920 Jefferson street. 11 tooms and bath. 812 Jackson street. 8 rooms aud hath. 1102 Jefferson street, 12 rooms and bath. 1333 Linden street. 8 rooms and bath 503 Washington street, 9 looms and bath. 401 Washington street, 10 rooms and bath. 1002 Wert Teeth Btreet, 10 rooms and bath. Stop la or send for farther lists. We can meet yo ur wan ts _ HEA LO & 4 O. TAOR SALE—SEVERAL CHOICE MAR X' ket Btreet properties, centrally loc.ted, oa easy terms. Apply )', THOMAS R. LALLY. No. 3 West Seventh street. TSTANTED.-PURCdASEKS OF rfal v> «state either for homes or Investment to call and get New Cmaloeoe lust issued, containing list of Houses and lots for sale. JOSEPH L CARPENTER. Ji».. No. 923 Market etreeet. F OR RENT—3-ST )RY r B-ilOK HOUSE. 10 rooms and hath. »'o. 1231) King street Apply to WHITE BROTHERS, uorthe st corn er Front amt Ora nge st reets. _ fTVjR SALE—A FIRsT-OLYSS THIRTY U acre farm. Jnqnire of JOHN PYLE, 405 West Fifth street. _ BUSINESS CABPB. X O NEED TO DIE N WITH "BRIGHT'S DISEA8E," DIABETES, Or any kindred disease. The "STAFFORD MINERAL SPRING WATER" Cures thee» affections, and P tOV K8 it by the medical test mony. Does any other water do that? Both Still and Sparkling Water for sale by the cose only, by ii. -) A. E. LEWIS. J».. No. 1510 Chestnut Street, ' Sole Agent for Philadelphia and vicinity. Send for p amphlet» and price-list«. _ G O TO~THE WILMINGTON PHOTO Company's new gallbry. Finest In city. Great rednotlon In prices. 407*4 Market street, above Fourth. ___ lTkwing machines. O O'DONALD, 12 East Seventh street, leads them all In low prices. Brand new $60 machinée reduced to $1#. ■18 and $20 All makes to select from. S.nger, Wheeler & Wilson, New Dome, Do mestic, White, Standard and another makee. y fp««hlna »ent on trial, free.eix months rar n.two years on Installments. Send postal. ^ J. H. O'DONALD, No. 12 East Seventh Street. Any maohlne repaired. 50cent» up. FURNITURE ADD STORAGE EXCHANGE. All kinds of Furniture bought. Bold and ex changed. Stoves and heaters repaired, oil, gas and gasoline stove« colled for, thoroughly overhauled aud returned at a moderate cost Stoves taken down, stored for the season and nut up lu the fall Address or call, „ . ° 1006 ORAN GE STREET. Wilmington, Del. H .«^EL8BERGER. K M.D. tBEET Mod« THE EYE HIS SPECIAL STUDY in the Universities of Vienna, Austria, and New York City. In the Philadelphia Poly sllnlc and Wills Eye Hospital. He EXAMINES EYES FREE and guaran tees satisfaction. HOLD «I^^r&ASSES. Au OK ■yyiLllINGTON 50 CENTS. FOR A DELAWARE HARBOR. Repreaentatlve Keyburn Proposes for a Deep Water Befuge Recommended By a Board of Engineer! Appointed In 18ÎI3. Washington,J an 80 —Representative Reyburu will to-day Introduce a bill appropriating $250.090 toward the con struction of a harbor refuge for deep draft Teasels at the mouth of the Delaware bay. This project was recom mended by a board of engineers ap pointed In 1892 to report on the estimated cost of construction of suoh a harbor. The plan proposed le for the formation of a deep harbor of refnge, and will Include a stone breaker, one and a half miles leng, extending in a general north west and southeast direction on the east branch of the Shears, off Caps Henlopen, and the construction of a row of ten ice piers across the npper end of the harbor, to protect the anchorage against Ice descending the bay. The board esti mated the total cost of the work to ba $4 065,000. The board stated In Its report that the area occupied by the Shears and adjacent waters, is the best site near the mouth of the Delaware bay for snoh a harbor of refuge. - The heaviest winds and seas In the locality are from the east-northeast. The projected extension against the storms wou'd give a protected anchorage area of 552 acres, with a minimum low water depth of thirty feet, and an ad ditional area of 237 acres with a minimum low water depth of twenty four feet. This would be sufficient to give free and good anchorage to more * than a tbonsand vessels at once. The board etated in Its report that one of the tm portant characteristics of each a harbor of refuge Is that It would be capable of defense. ANOTHER MURDER IN CECIL. BODY OF A YOUNG WAN FOUND FLOATING IN THE WATER. A Physician Determined That a Ballet Wound In the Bead Was the (Janse of Death—The Identity of the Man Net Established—Was Young and Well Dressed. Ekkton, Mi., Jan. 30.— While the brutal murder of Captain Thomas Camp, at Chtsapeake City, on the night of January 2 last Is still fresh In the memory ot the oIUztob of this connty, an account, of another murder within a few miles of tbe eoane of the Camp tragedy reached Kiktou last night. Yesterday about nenn the crew of tbs tugboat General Wlstar, of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal, noticed tbe body of a white man floating In the water off the month of the B ibem'.a river, near Town Point. Cecil connty. The body was placed aboard the tug aud landed at Town Point. It was soon discovered that fool play had been committed, as a ballet hole was found In the head and a large wound over the right eye. Dr. William C. Karauer and Magistrate Thomas M. Vandergriff, of Chesapeake City, Immediately left for the scene and a coroner's jury wts summoned by Mr. Vandergrift. Dr. Karener made a post mortem examinai!' n >■' tne body and found that death bad lesuUed from a bullet wound iu tbe head. The identity of the man was not folly established np to a late hour last nij.bt He Is about twenty years of age, 5 feet 7 Inches, weighing about 145 pounds, and has red hair. He was well dressed and wore a white shirt and linen collar. In bis coat pocket was found a small dliry, which alone sheds light as to bis Identity. Iu this book are written several name», but the on« appearing most Is that of John M Willis, Greiu's Hotel, Phlladel pbit, and this, with the fact that the letter "W" Is worked on bis shirt, leads many to believe that this is his name. Nothing except tbe diary and a linen handkerchief wers found on bis pcrion Evidence before the eororer's inqu»st aboweJ that the deceased was an entire stranger in that community. The jury after deliberating some time rendered a verdict that tbe deceased came to bis death by a pistol ball through his b'ain at the hands of some person or persons unknown. The most probable theory advanced Is that the man was murdered on tome passing veesel and his body thrown overboard, as all boats plying between Philadelphia and Baltimore by way of the Cheaapsakn aud Delaware canal muet pass this point The body Is not la a deccmpored state, indicating that it had not been in the water any length of time Tbe remains were brought to Chesapeake City and given iu charge of Uud>rtaker William B Coleman, who, by direclon of tne authorities, will hold It several days for possible Identification Slate's Attorney WiUlamS. Evans aid Sheriff Harvey H. Mackey, of Elkton, were notified. It was thought at first by some that D was a case of suicide, but as examination of the wounds disproved this theory. Dangerous to Wheelmen. Whtelmeu complain of the condition of the street crossing at Pennsylvania avenue and DnPont street. "It almost tb:ows a man from the saddle when he goeB over It," said a county rffiolal who exercises oocationally on tbe wheel. "Pennsylvania avenue Isa favorite run for wheelmen, and as the crossing is a danger and discomfort to a large class of oitiztns I think that tbs Street and Sewer Department should remedy tbe evil." They Got Drunk on Cider. The cose of tbe two small boys, John Blackwell and Miohsel Roaoh, arrested for belDg drank, was to have come np in Municipal Court th's morning, bat Agent Frank Stout had not completed his investigation» and the case was eontinned until to morrow. Chief Dolan learned that the boys bought five plats of cider and drank it. _ WANTED._ OOKS BOUGHT. LIBRARIES BOUGHT. All kinds. Any quant.ty. Collection« i f stamps, coins, autographs, dre-s H. N. JAUK80N. No. U7 North Thir teenth etreet, Philadelphia, Pa. B Will call. Ad AT LANT»» mrv. N. J. _ k^AN MARCUS HOTEL, NOW OPEN. Pacific and Massachusetts Avenues, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. After thorough hoosecleaning and renova tion has been reop-ned for the winter miner the p-r»onal supervision of Mrs. Annie Grubb, formerly proprietress of the Kenilworth Inn. Steam Heat. Hydraulic Elevator, Sun Par lor, Baths, all conveniences. Write for rates. CLERK WAS STUMPED Struck a Name on the Docket That He Tackled In Sections IT WAS THAT OF A OHIOKSN THIFF And Even the Poor Fowl Wee Piraliiot, A Sextette of Traeaps lent Over—Small Doye Who Were Admoniahed and Dis charged—Other Municipal Court Oaate. "The crier will chaut the opening ede' quoth ye Mnnlclpel Court jndge this morning, aud the veteran Billy Heal had ecaroely began to pipe his merry lay, before the clerk started for his ifflee to relnforoe his j*w before tackling the first name on the docket Ox bl» return he turned the aggregation of consonants over several times end then delivered It in sections to the judge. Joseph Jagradzsuekloptowll ohradowekl etc,-etc,-etc ski, or something like It, was charged with stealing two chickens from Morris Leshern's store at Front and Market etreets. The chickens were In court- and when they heard the name nf their captor one fell dead and the other was so badly affected that a continuance was ordered until to morrow. In the Interval Officer Barcoskl will prepare the pyor ftul for a repetition of the expert ment lu prononnclatlon. Gerald Stanford and Joseph Clark, both Philadelphia lads, the latter deaf and dumb Charles Harold and William Parker, both colored, the latter from old Virglula. Michael Got z ties, suspected of being a Spanish general in bard luck,aud Edward ltlggs, from nowhere and on his voyage borne, were arretted early this morning by Special Officer Canning, of the P , W & B , for treespasBiog. They were found in a freight ear Harold played tramps by pleading guilty and got off with $1 and costs, while the others reneged and got (5 and coats or ten days Joseph O'Donnell, arrested by Officer Harley, drunk at Third and Plue streets, and Edward Hawaii. Officer Maloney. drEck, at Third and King, were each fined $1 aud coals. James Collins, charged with disorderly conduct by b»8 sister. Mary Gibbons, had nothing to say when arraigned He was ob.iged to give a bond in $390 to keep the peace. Oécar Kesslg, a small boy charged with maliclons m schief and Charles H Perry, charged with dborderly conduct by his brother were allowed to go on condition that they didn't offend again. OPPOSED TO MR, HANDY. Men Whom He Worsted ln 1804 Do Not Want Him to Be Made Realster of Willi There la a pretty little factional fight In progress among the Democrats of White Clay Creek hundred which has Newark for its metropolis. Theodore F. Armstrong and L Irving Handy, both prominent in the party's councils, are tne leading figures iu tbe strife. Iu 1894 Mr Handy carried th» hundred tbe Con The old General for biuissif when he aspired to grosslonal praoeon tbe tickst, letdsrs of the hundred Democracy have never forgiven him for his victorious forwardness. Now Mr Handy wishes to succe<d J. Wilkins Ciocb as register of wills. Mr Aimstrong and bis friends are exerting every effirt to frustrate those wishes, and have even gone so far as to appaar before the governor at Dover to accom plish their purpose This has engendered bid blood ail aronnd, and tbe less conservative ele meut of Mr. Handy's support is vowing vengeance against tbe men who are endeavoring to prevent him from aecur iug tbe appointment. Oa Tuesday a small delegation favora ble to the appointment of William F. »mal lev, Sr., appeared before tbe gov ernor In bis behalf. SAW A COCKING HAIN, Lively Chicken Mzht Near Wars'* Oerner la YVht*h Nearly 111,000 Change* Han**—Five Bird* »Vera "kiaUbcd." Chicken fights have not been nameroas of late and when the Up was circulated arouud. Front and Market streets last evening that there was to be a real, old fashioned main near Hare's Corner Hotel list evening there was much suppressed excitement About 109 sport-lovers left for Hire's Corner in conveyances at d dirent periods and fully that inmy mors walked "by the light of the moon." All the birds n»»d in tbe arena were Wllimugton prooerty. There were five bouts and nearly $1 000 changed hands. Ore well known liquor dealer Is said to have realized $709 from bets and winnings of bla birds "Prizs Flip" the cock that won in the heavy weight bout t3 a very valuable bird atd was raised by Cantata Green, of this city, and sold toits present owners only a short time ago. MR. HAYEV COMPLIMENTS. Joseph K. Martin May Kater the Arena aa a Candidate for Levy Court Honors. J. W. Hayes, of this city, is an aspirant fer Demccratis shrievalty honors. His card, la peculiarly worded, reading as follows : "Compliments of J. W. Haves for the year 1896 Wilmington bnedred ctndl date for sheriff 8abj»ct to the Demo cratic voters of New Castle conuty " Joseph E Martin is (aid to be a candU date fo-the Republican coiloation for Levy Court commissioner for the district now represented by John J. Gallagher. Bet for Trial on Monday. Chief Justice Lore authorizes an an nouncemeat to day which Is of particular Importance to lawyers having ea-ei on the civil list of the Bupetijr Conrt. It la that tbe trial Hst will b» gone overH Monday afternoon and the eases calend ared for trial. Attorney-General White estimates] that he oan dispose of the criminal business in ten days st the furthest. Sold tbe Birule Plant. Equipments of tbe late R. W. Biroie's ■ all loft were sold at public auction to day by Judge J Frack Ball, attorney for the Blrnte admlhlstratofa. » the contents of No. 118 King street, where tbe loft ba« lately been located wer» purchased by William H, Qllnu for $125 James F Biruie will continue manager ot the business. DEL4W5RE cosclaye isstallation A Little Nonsense Which. Now and 1hen, Is Heartily Enjoyed By the Soberest-Minded Men. The most complete and scrumptious aggregation of human asses that were ever corralled In a Wilmington preserve was oaptured last evening lu the vicinity of Red Men's Hall, from which t lx a lop eared skeletons bad evidently just stampeded Tney all bore the brand of Wilmington Conolavo, No. 1$, Ancient Order of Adhesive Mogullians, and many of them wore gaudy saddle cloths and fancy headstalls With much labor they were headed for Eden Hall, where tbev were drlveu Into the preserves of Delaware Gonolsve, No 5J, and each ont given a comfortable box stall. The event was the Installation of Delaware's new officers and a very enj lyab'.e time was had. 1 The oat box aud corn bln were placed In poeeeeslon of the Wilmington herd, with P. G D , Lewis Sas e as the keener nf the sacred padlock, and P D <J , N L Henderson as Imperial oori actor There ware four foals to be injected with MoguPlan lymph and branded with the 6j and this was done In style, while the famoussllver band.in d*r the leaderahlpof Profetsor Susie GlUlmoor Mured tooted like tbunderatloii Th» Installation of the officers of Del aware Conclave followed on the heels of the slaughter of the four innocents. Iu this Lewis Sisee acted as G M. M , Charles H. Haste as S G M , J H Speak man as J G M . A. B. Jones as P. G M M , Charles Wbann «s G I. W H. Foulk, G O 8 , N L Henderson as Dog Catcher and Frank Kansas P. D M. 8. T. 1869x They wtre assisted by Samuel Wilson of Delaware After the victims bad been water buried, stogies were light»d and the following program was enjoyed: Welcoming bray, M . M, Samuel Wilson, coached by Lewis Sasse»; mûrie by the Susie Gilllmoor March Bind, "Get on to Baalam;" r. flections on the ears gone by, P. G. Jones ; Smell by Professor dedicated to the Liebig Mauufaetnring Comp id v, and played by P G J L, Joseph K Adame; soltlrqny on the effect of porous plasters as promoters of piety, G M P, Samuel H. Biynard; more agouy from the band; aural solo, by P. S. T, W. W. McCormick; organ voluntary, Professor Johu Wil llama, accompanied by C 8 Morgau, eexlborn soloist; ti ombone solo. ' Echoes of Several Bills," P J M D , Charles H. Saess. with band spoliation ; chorus, "Tie Dem Halters Tight," by the whole Tbe entire mob then paraded down Maiket attest to tbe City Hall where it was dispersed without bloodehsd Tbe effioera of Delaware who wi rs Installed were: P M M B L Deaio; M. M , Stmuel Wilson; S M, James C.rrer; J M, James Dewej ; W. S, D T Bradford: I 8 , Walter Mull ; O 8 , Sheridan RUley ; cieh grabber, W. 8 Moore; quill driver, JameB P. Prentiss. M. M.,' A B comet solo. "Thy* Sweet Htnuts Me 8.ill." composed John WIHUius aud SATISFACrORY TO THB TfiUSTBEJ. Fire Escapa Plans Suited the Contract Wna Almshouse Perfectly Awarded fur 1813.40 to Two Bidders. and The Trustees of the Poor at yesterday afternoon's ee-eloo received drawings for three complex fire escapes to go on the connty almshon»e to run from the ground to the third floor as prepared by Architect L»wis R Sprioger They were aoeepted aud Mr Springer presented the following bids to camptet« tbe same On iron work, John Divis and Sons, •f Wilmington, $899 00; Merritt and Com piny, Philadelphia, $695 00; for tbe balance of the work. Thomas Samworth aod Sou. Ham J. Birkley, $140 00; Marton Wood, $155 00; Davis and Mods were snocecsful, as was also Thomaa Samworth and Son. The total bid $812 50 Tbe board ordered Mr. 8( ringer to have the work done at once, the prices being satisfactory to tbe board. $122 50; Wll Brown, $137 00; N. Smith TBE FEDERAL BUILDING CLOCK. Demands That It Keep Standard Uncle Bam Within Ten Second* of Time tn e Month'* Run. Contrictors are endeavoring to secure one copy of the new Federal Building plan» and specifications for deposit In the Builder's Exchange on the ground that It would expedite their work of making estimates. Superintend ent Ware's abience in Philadelphia left the matter open to-day. Io Is rhugbly estimated that th« contract ptica for oempletinz the hnllding will bo from from $50.000 to $69,000. SpecitUationa for the tower clock call for an automatic device for turning on and shutting off tbe lights which will illnmlnate the four dials,>nd specify that tne clock must keep within ten seconds of s'andard time in a month's ran. JAMES DAYIS PARDONED. Both Chief Jostles Lore and Chancallor Nicholson Recommended the Exerc ie of Executive Clemency. Governor Wateou bas exercised his executive clemency la behalf of James Davis, who has been serving a sentence in K»nt county jail for assaalt and battery. The pardon was granted upon the recommendation of Gbief Justice Lore and Chancellor Nioholson, attorney-general when the oaie tried to a conviction Since then de velopments have convinced both the chief j istlce and chancellor that tbe proscuiiag witness In the case is wholly unworthy of belief. Has Practically Died Out, Ex Recorder of Deeds James T. 8htU crois of Middletown, spent the morniDg tn Wllmlugton. He Is enjoying hie accustomed good health and spirits Tn an Evbnino Journal reporter he stated that the swine plague wblch bas devas tated the pans of lower New Castle county, bas practically died out after killing hundreds of perkers * Usher Able to Resume. Usher Charles Price, who was taken end denly 111 while on duty at the P., W il B station several days *ce, will resume work to day. John MoGrenara. who has been keeping travellers posted on the movement of trains daring Price's lllaese. has returned to duly with the Ualon News Company. wno was was ou All as FBASTIBG IN BOHEMIA. The Local Scribes Entertain a Few of Their Friande at a Nlaht Off In the Wilmington Press Club Booms. The newspaper serihea, comprising the Wilmington Press Club, held "A Nlaht Off" in the cosy club rooms la tbs McVey building at Eighth and Market streets last night. The event marked the first of a salies of smokers to be given by the club, monthly, end was a success in overy way. There were about fifty guette, and if there wee oue who failed to ecjiy tlmeelf It wts certainly not the fanlt of the hosts A modest luncheon was spread tor the visitors, accompanied by the necessary fixings, and jastloe was done It. The early put of the evening was de voted to a volunteer entertainment, mutlcal and ltteraiy. 'o which John M. Rodgers, Pr. Janie* H Morgan, J M Davidson, Fred H t. re. Frrd E Bach, Arthur 0. Da vis, J T Odgers and others of the (raternlty conti lbuttd An Inter estlug exhibition of the graphophone was given bv M D itercrr and W. E Rolland. of Ribvlei. & Co ,end leler in the eveulug, Manager W. L> D. chat »derat'd his assistant Canton Newton, accompan ied by Ltrry Tooley.come dlan and sketch artist, Herr Block, the uumRable Imitator of blids and animale. MaxMtlian, Pro fessor Marsh and Frauk Williams, princes of amusement, and at present under engagement at the Wonderland Muses, put In an tppearanoe aa honored gneats of the elub. 8 mg followed eoug. and atory and jest Bncceeded each other in laptd succession, Interspersed with masterful imitations by Prof B ock, and instrumental solos by Senor Gultu-ppa Afrlciulcorune. on bis guitarmonlcon Feetnres of th« entertainment were the sketch of J. M R>gera, sang by Dr. Morgen, and tbs lifelike Imitation by a quartet of repertory, of a man reach'ng tor $85 It was at an early hour when the scribes and their guests beds etch other good bye, heartily plea-.d with the evening's fan end reedy for the next one which will occur on February 2J BUZ? IN 1RISI1Y CHURCH. Sex 'on Kalium Had Hin HaiicU Darned la HIh SuoccHuful Kffurta to Have the Building Trinity Church, at Delaware avenue and Adams etreets, narrowly escaped h«lng destroyed by fire lest evening But for tbe presence of mind and energy of Rev. H Ashton Henry and Srxton Thomas Hallam. It would probably have shar'd the fate whloh no lately bifell the Episcopal church at EkktoD. Shortly before 7 o'clock Sexton H allem entered the .'edifice for the purpose of lighting the gts He armed himself with the uiual wax tapir fastened tu a long pole and mat with no mis hep until ba wai within a few feet of the altar The stick struck against the edge of a pew and was knocked from his band. Tne lighted taper (ell among the Cbrletmas evergreens and In an Instant they were ablaze. Sexton Hallam, recognizing the grav ity of tbe situation, begin tearing away the burning decorations. They were almost beyond his control when Mr Henry, the rector, entered. He relu forced the aextoo, and together they succeeded lu putting out the il met. Mr Hallam'» hands were badly burned and his hair ringed off on one side of bis head. Mr. Hocry e.-cip.-d without In jury. Tbe only damage done was to tbe permanent choir tcreen and carpet. Nom initiions In Keonctt. Kbnnktt SquAHK, Jan. 30 —The Democrats of Kennett Square met last night to form a borough ticket. An effort was made to fuse with the Pruhl bltionlsts, but It failed, and the following ticket was nominated: Connoilmen, three years, Frank Maxwell, Isaac Pyle, K , James G. Robinson ; two years, Robert Walker, Patrick Moran; one year, John Walker, Elwood] 8. Taylor; rchool directors, Theodore D. Hadley, Mrs C C Wilder; justice of the piece, Mat tbew R Davis; auditor, Thomas J. Rob inson; constable, John Montgomery; jndge, Samuel Locklen; Inspector,George Ferren ; town clsrk, Stephen Harlan. The Prolilbltiinlsta nominated the following ticket: Council (threeyeare), Harry Hlckc, Amos Bernard, D. Doer Philip»; (two yearr) Thomas Holton, William H Weldin; (one y«ai) William H. Worrell, Lewis K Mullln; jndge of election, M. Pennock Barnard ; Inspector, James Findlay; jaatic* of tbe peace. Benjamin P. K<rk; auditer, William Lloyd Ling; town clerk Joseph Bull; echo I directors, Mrs. D. Duer Phillips, and Edward Swayns. An Old Parchment Deed. Artemas Smith has In his possession for presentation to tbe Delaware His torical Society, or, If it will not accept It, to tbe Maryland Historical Society, a parchment deed bearing date of Ootober 18, 1732 It Is signed by Samuel Ogle, Ezq , general and chief governor of tbe province of Maiyland and grants to Thotras Hayes a tract of land In Dor chester connty. The Cue Was Not Pressed. Charles O'Donnell, a boy of about 16 years, charged Harry Griffith, another lad of about the same age, with assault. Both bays work for tbe Wilmington Dental Manufacturing Company. The case was brought before Magistrate Kelley, but as O Donnell didn't wish to have bis assailant punished, he was allowed to go on giving a peace bond of f3C0_ The Match Was a Draw. State Detective Bernard J. McVey and hts team of sharp shooters went to Perry's tavern yesterday afternoon to shoot a match at ten live pigeoDS each, with Joe Cross and bis team. The trios were McVey, Knight sad McHugh, Cross. McGoheru aud Dillon, and each side killed eighteen birds A tie was declared. Training for the Mounted Police. Residents In the vlolnlty of npper Washington street were much lutereated thia morning in tbe exhibition of trick and fancy riding given by Officer Scott, who ha» been taking lessons on tbe wheel from James Miller. Tbe valiant officer is training for the mounted polios. A Century of Reliance. O j March 4 the Reliance Steam Fire Engine Company will be 100 years of age, and will oelebrate Its anniversary in royal style, with a dinner, etc., at which the mayur, City Coanoil, Street and Sewer Department and pres* will be present. MOBBED IN PRETORIA. American Prisoners Subjected to Great Indignities. BOERS LOOKED ON APPROVINGLY. Leading Men of Johannesburg Treated Like Commun Criminal* - Had to Eat Their Food OfT the Gmund —Kruger Makes Threats Against the Mluers. NEW York, .Inn. 30.—Thu World's cor respondent nt Cape Town has received in formation from Petoria that the reform union prisoner» wore sot upon in the streets of the Transvaal capital while on their way to the prison there. They were roughly treated and obliged to run to the jail to escape being torn to pieees. One of the American prisoners, appar ently John Hays Hammond, was thing down, trampled upou and bruised amid the yells of the armed Boors. The aggressors were not arrested. The prisoners were allowed nothing more In jail than ordinary criminals are. The heat of the burning sun to men no eiistuiued to luxury, and the risk of ty phoid fever from lark of Hunltatlou, were awful. They had to oat their food off the ground at first. Where nnmnimitl Ie Inipriunned. London, Jan. 30.—The Pretorlu jail. In which John liny» Hammond and four other leading men of Johannesburg are confined, Is described ns a wretched struc ture of rod brick, with a standing gallows always in plain view from the cell win dow». Mr. Werner, the head of the great dia mond house of Werner, Belt A: Co., whoso partner, Lionel Phillips, is onn of tlio flvo prisoners, »nys there 1» no danger of the death penalty bolng Inflicted upon nny of the accused, but that under the Transvaal laws almost any other penalty I» possible. Under a special law applying to "pro claimed mining land»," which applies to Johannesburg and to the accused, all thoir property nuiy bo confiscated In addi tion to any physical punishment. l-'rlends of thenonusod Americans warm ly approve the suggestion that a United States worship bo sent to Cope Town or Doing»» flay, anil that her captain tie In structed to go to Pretoria and sepreeent the American government there. Recent private advices from the Trans vaal report that President Kruger and the other authorities aro disposed to bo much more severe with the Johannesliurg civil ians than at the time of the release of Dr. Jameson and his followers. Bfralitent Kruger's Warning. Pretoria, Jan. 30.—A proclamat ion has been gazet ted to the effect that the guv ern liiont believes that the threatened closing of the mines is duo to an Intention to re oommenoe dlsturtiunces, and warning all that the government Intends to vlgoroctsly protect the peaceful development of min ing and to Inflict the severest penalties of the law upon ull those attempting to Inter rupt It. _ I New York Ktate Legistati Albany-, Jun. 80.—Tho Loxow oommit too continued Its hearing on the greater New York hill, und argument» were liiadn by prominent New York men In favor of consolidation. The fourth hearing for tho opponents of tho Haines excise hill wn» given In tho senate chamber. A hearing was asked for Mr. Butts' bill relieving those saloon keeper» who suffer because of tho decision of the court of appeals In ro tation to the existent» of the suloons within 200 feet of a church or schoolhouse. Tho hearing wo» given before tho assembly committee on excise, tho bill not being before tho senate committee. Mr. Butts wo» the principal speaker. The Buffalo excise commissioners also argued against Its enactment. No bu»lne»s of Importance was transacted in senate or assembly. Vanderbilt May Murry Again. New Yoke. Jan. 30.—For some,little time pnst Mr. William K. Vanderbilt's rowldi'iiOLi, at Fifth aveuuo and Forty sec und street, ho» been undergoing renova tion ami reiluooratloiL This fact has Leon patent to outsiders, and it 1» tho talk of siK'lcty that the lion so Is being put in read iness for a wedding. Though no public announcement of the engagement of Mr. William K. Vanderbilt nud Ml»» Amy Bend has been mode, the alltnnue is now momentarily expected. This has become an accepted fact with the Intimate friends of tho couple. The engagement is »aid also to be conceded by an official repre sentative of Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt's fami ly. This projected union 1» said to bo em inently satisfactory to all fho members of the Vanderbilt family. American Missionaries' Circular. Lima, Porn, Jan. 30.—The loader» of tho American misslonnrle» who were re cently expelled from Uuzeo have iHsnod a circular letter, in which they declare that they rocognizo the good faith of the gov ernment of Peru ami aro anxious to ex press their gratitude to thopcopleof Cuzco for thi' generosity which was shown them In their distress. Tho missionaries say that they will withdraw their claim» for damages us originally filed and only de mand payment for the actual losses which they sustained In the lataouthronk against them. They ask, however, thot the actual perpetrators of the wrongs 1» punished. Offer» to 4'onic Home and Fight. W ashington, Jan. 30.—Tenders of serv ice in the event of war are ooming to the navy department from all parts of the earth, not to spoak of itll corners of the United Stater. They come from Canada, and mail now brings nn offer from nn American In faraway Johannesburg, where it would lie »apposed there is trouble enough to absorb the attention of the residents, to come back to tho United States and serve In tho navy if wanted. Want United Stall-« to Mediate, •It is »»id that Hro JANEIRO, JfUl. 30. the Brazilian government refuse» to no rept the boundary lines proposed by Bo livin in the territorial Issue between tbe Bolivia suggests that the two countries', question Im submitted to the president of the United States. I'ngilistlc Barristers Fined. Baltimore, Jan. 3D.—lawyer» Henry Stockbridge, Jr., and Thomas U. Maekall, who recently indulged "in a fist fight in Judge Phelps' city court, were fined $50 caelr fur the offense. Tho fines, which are considered light, were paid. Oflioe Seventh and King. Phone S4D. H. T. sergeant dealer in coal and wood «■Fri.irre cee eoal for family use îJf'Ii ckory wood for open grates. ADDICKS GIVES RIS OFIIIOH. He Does Not Believe That Colonel Du Pont Wn Elected Bat Will Support and Aid Him By Every Meats In Hie Power. Special Correspondence Evening Journal. Dover, Jau. HO — John Edward Addleks has at last made e declaration which both friends and enemies,In Kent oounty at any rats, end very piobebiy all over the state, have been anxious to hear. He has given hie opinion of the contest now going on iu tie United 8tates Senate upon the result of whleb depends) Delà were'e representation In that body. Mr. Addleks bsa given It as his opinion that Mr DuPout was not elected senator; that the contention of the able attorneys who ere opposing hts admission Is the correct and legal view of the matter, and that the affidavits of Senator Hanby and the others who take a similar view of the case contain the true version of the last day's proceedings Another declaration which Mr. Addleks hts made end which Is caloalstcd to reise him la the estimation of even entl-Addicks Republicans Is that no matter what the outcome of the con troversy regarding the seat in the Uatted States Senate may be he will support the party. "Though I do not believe that Mr. On Pont was elected Senator from Delaware," said he, "still, should the Senate decree otherwise, I shall support and aid him by every means within my power." Mr Addlcks's friends here In Dover are very jubilant over Information which they claim to have recieved this wevk from the various hundreds lu Kent oounty A prominent leader said last night that the probable delegates to the Republican Convention from Kent oounty, would be J. Frauk Aille, of Dover, and A. B Connor, of Felton. The will of Nathaniel B Smlthers bequeaths the homestead to his widow and bis grandsoo, Nathaniel B Hmlthere, Is heir to the remaitd>r of the estate. John Chambers, colored, had hie leg broken yesterday and was otherwise Injured by a horse falling on him near Moore's mill Chambers was breaking the colt, which became frightened at a dog that kept barking at his heels, throwing Bis rider with the raiult above described. D. C. Montgomery, Jr , of .this town, Instilled the newly-elect.d cfficere of Delaware City Conclave, Improved Order of Heptasapbs. on Taesuay evening, Constable Frank Collins yesterday • rresttd Alfred Gibbs, colored, at 0bes*old on the charge of assault, and battery. Gibbs was also wanted here on a charge of obtaining money nr der tale« pretenses, be having swindled Emory Soot ten. of Dover, hv selling hlm a honte which he did not own. The revival servies In Armory M. E. Church, of which Rut. C I. Btengle Is pastor, were brought to a close last olgbt. At these meetlugs forty-three conversions have been made, bringing the total at that, church for the son feraDce year to 103 Mary Eiten Kalium, colertd, sged 30 rears, residing on Kirkwood street, tried to end her life on Tuesday night by taking a dose of rough on rats. Through the efforts of Dr. Davis her life was saved. G M Atwood, of Philadelphia, Is here beiutlfylng the 'odge room of Union Ledge. No. 7, A F and A M The room tree been beautifully decorated and freirosd, and the members claim they have the finest meeting halt In the state. The Levy Couit of Kent conuty will begin Its sessions on Tuesday of next week The direeters of the First, National Bank will elect a president to-day. Held Until To-morrow. The three men, Frank Hatob, Harry Kicke end Heorv A Sherry, arrested by Detectives McVey and Wttsli. Tuesday night, as vagrants and profeesional beg gars, and since held to await investiga tion by the Philadelphia anthorlties, will be tried lo-inorrow morulug. Word was received by Chief Dolan last night that Sherry or Hhields as he Is know« In Pblledelphla has his plotnrs In the gallery there and Is believed to be a confidence man. He claims to come from Cock Co., 111., and Is a shrewd fellow. Will Fill Committee Vacancies On Monday eveulng the Republican First District Committee will meet end fill vacancies existing in that body. Successors will be elected to Thomas Davis, who has removed from the Second ward, George Slngley, resigned Fourth ward member; and James E Joues, of the Fifth waid, wbn bas moved away from the city It Is given oat that no Addloks men need apply. "The Strata ht Tip" Stranded. "The Straight Tip" Company, whloh survived a storm of disapproval la Washington aud made a held stand here, went to pieaes last night Landlord Clarkson Jennings of Hotel Jennings holds the luggage of tbe members of the troupe who owe him for board. The company has been trying to play at the Bljon. __________ Opening a Colored School. A school for colored children was opened in tbe heuse of Wesley Hassell, Rockland, yesterday. Mies Henrietta Marshall has charge, and tie seats, ste , come from tbe Wilmington Board of Education At the opening, pneeehes wer» mid» by Drs Elbert and Btevens, A B McPherson Johnson and others. Ost One of These Boohs. We have a few copies of a beautiful work, handsomely boand, containing sev eral hundred pictures of high artlstie merit, which will besold at $1.75 a copy, which is about one-fourth tbe publloa lion price. Also some copies of Rand and McNally's Cyclopedia at $2 25, worth four times the price atkod. Can ba seen »t the Evbnino Jocknal offloa. O. I. Tu !» Wins the Rice. An interesting boise race was trotted on Christiana »venue yesterday after noon between George Slaughter's famous llyer, Fancy Cracks, and Nrtderuaiar Jones stepper O. I Twig. Tbe latter won in 19 rninut.» *nd 42 «««-«nd*. The Weather. In th« Middle .States aid New England to-day fa! ■ weather will prevail, with slight temperature changes and light to fresh vari able wind», mo tly *outhe<*terly. followed by pari ly cloudy weal her and by bax-or fog oa the coasts. On Friday. In both of these sec tions, partly cl'udj to cloudy weather will prevail, a Un slight temperature t haugee and fresh t> brisk southeasterly and taeterlv wind«, followed by rain iu this section, with har.e nr fog and po*»ib!y by dangerous winds on live coast*, and on Saturday cloudy weather, preredid by rain or enow and nu mbly big!) » Inus on the loist* and followed by clearing.