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f The EVENING JOURNAL, the live advertiser's medium, cir culates among the masses. The EVENING JOURNAL has the Largest bonafide Circula tion In the state. .y.' . - ONE CENT. EIGHTH YEAR WILMINGTON, DEL. THURSDAY MARCH 19, 18%. HILF WASTED. -IIT-ANTED.-YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TV for the special Evening Course In Short hand and Typewriting, to begin at Goldey Commercial and Shorthand College, Eighth and Market streets, Monday, April Utb. Special low rate and easy payments. Easily and quickly lea-ned hr the use of the Gold'ny College simplified shorthand "sheets." No hooks used. Auy desiring can begin at once, as no CI.ASSES Abe KOKMZP.the Instruction be ing KNTIHKI.V IND1VIDUXI,. Graduates aided to positions. Call or address J Circulars free, shorthand. Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Hanking Penmanship and a! * Ituslness Hranches taught In Day Sessions, » to 3 In dividual Instruction. New students begin weekly. H. B. GOLDEY. W ANTED.—SALESMAN TO RKPKE sent wholesale spice house wanted In Delaware. Mast be thoroughly acquainted with retail groreiy trails, city anil conntry. References required. K. A. CRETkAN, P. Ü. Hoi 1014. New Vork city. S alesman wanted-$ioo to 1126 per month and expanses to iLtroduce our goods to the trade. Staple line; position permanent, R leasant and deeirable. Addreaa,wUh stamp, Ing Mfg. Co., D. 63, Chicago. want ed.__ XVTANTEÜ-^LARGE size meat RE v* frlgerator. Address M. M,, Evening Journal office. BOARD AND ROOMS. I JOB RENT.-FURMSHED KUOMd.OEN t.emeu only. 604 KING STREET. LOW AND BOUND. _ I OST—BLACK LEATHER BILL BOOK J containing a couple of bills and common green covered memorandum book. Return to Evening Journal Office. FUR HALE. 1 f>OR SaLE — WORKMEN'S TIME RE corder. Will record employees time at the rate of loo per minute. Apply second floor. No. 112 French street. _ Ti^OR SALE CHEAP—A BRAND NEW X typewriter, cost $100. Apply second fijor No. 112 French Street. NOTICES. ■^O riCE.-PURSUANT TO AN ACT OF -Lx the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, notice 1* hereby given that an ap plication will bn made to Hod Iguattos 0. Grubb, Associate Judge of the Superior court of the Stale of Delaware, residing Id New Castle county, on Saturday, Match 21st.. A. D. t 189(1. at III o'clock Id the morning, at the County Court House In the city of Wilming ton. for the Incorporation of a company for tbe manufacture and sale of tcola, utensils, etc., to be oal'ed "The Keystone-Socket Company." HARMAN & KNOWLES, Attorneys for Incorporators. J^LECTRIC CARPET CLEANING WORKS 404 Orange Street. Orders loltat Speakman's Furoitu e store, 20(1 West Fourth street, will secure prompt atten tion. Household goods taken on Storage. Telephone 721. j^OTICE. TO THE DELINQUENT TAX-PAYERS OF CHRISTIANA HUNDRED. The taxable residents of Christians Hun dred and all persons liable to pay tax In said hundred are hereby notified that the under signed delinquent tax collector for said hun dred. will be at tbe Centrevllle Hotel, Monday. March Utb. 19!>6, Toy's Hotel,Rising Sun, Wednesday, Match 18th. 1886. run office. Highlands, Monday, March 23d, 1896, from 1 to 5 p. m. Newport, Del.. Saturday, March 7th. 1896. Court House. Wilmington, Mondays, Fenrn ary luth, 17th, 21th, and Mondays, March 2d, 16th and 36th. oetween the hoars of ht and 12 a. m. and 2 a d5p. m., for the purpose or re ceiving taxes for the year 1808. In pursuance of au act at the General assembly of this State. EXTRACT FROM THE ACT OF ASSEMBLY Section 2. And be It further enacted that the notice required to be given In Section 1 of this act by tbe Collectors aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to lie sufficient demand npon taxables for the payment of taxes stand ing against them on the Collectors' duplicate of the several Hundreds ana Collection Dis tricts of this State. Such notice given afore said shall be considered a performante and full discharge of the dnty of the Collectors aforesaid to make a demand lor taxee and they shall not be required thereafter to make further demand on any taxable for said taxee as condition precedent the employment of legal process as now provided by law for the collection of taxes. F A. STURGEON, Collector for Christiana Hundred. __REAL KSTATE._ I JR RENT-824 MONROE HT 8 E ET, 7 i rooms and bath Inquire at 832._ ■pOK BENT. 2633 Delaware avenue, 13 rooms and bath, Lkrc Van Buren street, 16 rooms and hath. 2U25 Delaware avenne, 13 roams and bath. LIU) VanBuren street, 10 rooms and bath. 1103 Delaware avenue, 13 rooms and bath. 1317 Weet Eighth street, 12 rooms and bath. 1503 West Fourteenth stieet.ll rooms and bath 1436 VanBnren street. « rooms and bath, 1220 Tatnall street, 8 rooms and bath. S.K. Oor. Fifth and Jefferson,»rooms and bath 710 Jefferson street, 10 rooms and bath. 1310 West Sixth street, 9 rooms and bath. 1433 Jackson street, » rooms and bath. S E oor. 30th and Wasbl ogtou. 8 rooms, bath. 1218 Tatnall street 8 rooms and bath. 113 Searlee street, 7 rooms and bath. 102! DuPont street, 6 rooms and bath. 100 Searles street. 7 rooms ani bath. 1237 Heaid street, 6 rooms and bath. STORES FOR RENT. Southeast corner Fifth and Ji Hereon streets. 401 Delaware avenue. 4 1V4 Delaware avenue. 1023 Adams street, 13 rooms and bath. 1303 «dams street. 6 rooms and bath. 8tnW Market street, office, 810 Poplar street. 7 rooms. 1701 Washington street, » rooms and bath. FARMS FOR KENT. 40 acres near Newark. ROBERT REYNOLDS, 835 Market Street, pOR RENT. 1310 VanBuren street, 10 rooms, 930, 702 Jefferson street, 8 rooms and bath, 831 Market street, 11 rooms, $M. 216 Maryland avenue, 7 rooms. 813. 9!» ! Jefferson street. 10 rooms. $30. Ill Henries street. 6rooms. 810. 1318 West Fourth street. 0 rooms, 815. 622 Grubb Place. 5 rooms, 88. Northwest corner Linden and Harrison, 7 rooms, $16. 1122 Pine street, 8 rooms $11. 1129 Kirkwood street 6 rooms. 813- „ "Ironton" Newport Pike, 23 rooms, $55. H. L. EVANS & CO., Eighth and Market streets. 816. TjX)H KENT.- SEVERAL 6. 6 AND 7 U roomrd houses In good order and con venient, also one 14 roomed house with all modern Improvements, tenement hoase and stabling with 20 acres of land, two minutes from the street cars. These properties will be rented cheap to good parties. JOHN F. DALEY. Seventh and Hhloley streets. t i'OB HALE-NEW STORE PROPERTY ' at Twelfth and King. Also new dwell ings, Noa. 1212, 1214 and 1318 Market street. No II East Twelfth tree!. Southwest corner Thirteenth and King street«. THOMAS U. MELVIN, N.i. .VJ5 Eaet Ninth SI. T.XIK SALE— SEVC.KÀL CHOK E A1AK J ket street pronerUee, centrally located, on rut term». Apply to Address THOMAS R. LALLY. No. 3 West Seventh street. TTf ANTED.—PURCHASERS OF HEAL Tv estate either for homes or investment to call and get Now Catalogue lust issued, containing list of Houses and lots for sale. JOSEPH L. CARPENTER. J«., No. »23 Market streeet. AT LANTIC C IT Y, W. J. _ (JAN MARCOS HOTEL, NOW OPEN. Pacific and Massachusetts Avenues, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. After thorough housecleaning and renova tion has been reopened tor the winter under the personal supervision of Mrs. Annie Grnhb, formerly proprietress of tha Kenilworth Inn. Steam Heat. Hydraulic Elevator. Sun Par lor. Baths, all conveniences. Write lortales THE RUMOR NOT CREDITED. riomlnent Democratic Lawyer Hays That He Does Not Believe That Mayor JrlVerts Would Be Guilty of Nepotism. "There is a rumor on the street that it not doing Mayor JsSeiis any good," said a prominent local politician to an Evening Journal reporter yesterday afternoon. "What Is It?" asked tbe reporter. "That he la going to fix up tbe Board of Health so as to ensure tbe election of bis son to tbe position of clerk and registrar, now held by W, O. R Colquohonn. All tbe members of the board with tbe exception of Dr. Willard Springer go oat of office tbe latter part of April aid their successors, who will be appointed by Mayor Jefferis, will name tbe new clerk and registrar. If bis son can win on hie merits all well and gcod, bat if tbe appointment of the members of the board are conditioned npon bla election It Is a highly improper thing." "1 know Mayor 'Jefferis quite well and have known him for many years," said a Democratic member of the bar, who bad also beard rumors of such a deal. "My knowledge of tbe man constrains me to say that he would never stoop to snch a low place In politics to accomplish an end, especially in behalf of a member of his family. If I am not mistaken I have heard him express himself quite forcibly sgalnst the evils of nepotism, either drost or indirect in character. BAKKR AND HIS BIKE. Rod Dswn on Tenth Street—Awarded «SO Hr Coart of Common and Uncommon Pleas No. 1, But Hodges Appealed. Caleb P Johnson, John R, Tatnm and H. D Downward sat at the Court House yesterday afternoon as referees In the case of Frederick G.Hodges, d, b , a,, vs. A. E Baker, p b,, r. Henry C Conrad appeared for Hodges and; Howell S. Bugland'for Baker. Tbe trouble arose on April 26, 1895, when a team belonging to tbe former ran down Baker and hU bike at Tenth and Orange streets -He brought suit for ♦SO In Court of Common and Uncommon Pleas No. 1, and Magistrate Nasse gave judgment for tbe fall amount Hodges took tu appeal and tbe Superior Court turned the matter over to referees who spent the afternoon In hearing teat! aaouy and argument. Final bearing was postponed nutll to morrow morning. HIGH MOGULS TRAVELLING. Instituted a New Conclave at Newport Last Night. A hilarious party of Mognllions filled the large hack of tbe Wilmington Trans fer Company to overflowing last night It started out on a trip to Newport At that ferons little town the Mogul lions began to make Home howl and before the bowling ceased seventeen Newporters had been Initiated into the secret hot adhesive mysteries of Mogullionism. The band played on and the entire party eat down to a bountiful sapper, with J. W. Mackey as toastmaster. Tbe Wllmlngtonians In the party were; Jameo Seville,(William W. McCormick, John Keatley, One Groves, J. W. Mackey, Geo-go L Ferguson, Harry Schllce, 1. £, Thomas, Curtis Kira, Frank Porter, John 0. McCanl'ey, C. D. Bird, George Church, H. 8 Lawton, John Porter. as Tbe Hampton Koads's Crew, The Old dominion atetmer Hampton Roads, v-blcb baa just been completed by tbe Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, was coaling yesterday and getting in readiness to leave for Norfolk early on Saturday morning. There will probably be three good pilots and masters aboard on this trying voyage—Captain Harter, of tbe Old Dominion Company, and Captains Willard Thompson sad Charles M. Smith, of the Harlan and Hollings worth Company. Tbe craw Is now being made up, Engineer Hand and others of the Wilmington firm's employes being in the make-up. An Authority on Sporting News. "The Philadelphia Press" prints more sporting news than any other paper and Its reports are always accurate. Paper Patterns, Ten Cents. Ladies, read the fashion artiole;on]the third page of this paper and send ten cents to the Evening Journal office for an up-to-date paper pattern. I BUSINESS OPPORTUN IT I ES. PARTNER WANTED, WITH SMALL A capital in a we 1 established produce business A rare chance for an active man. Ad.irers, B, this office. _ _ L'OR SALE—LICENSED SALOON AND 1 restaurant Good business location. Good reaaons for selling. Address A., this office. PUBLIC SALKS. PUBLIC SALE • OK HOUSEHOLD AND K LICHEN FURNITURE AT »08 KING STREET, Wilmington, Del., ON MONDAY. MARCH 23, 1896. _ . At 9.30 o'clock. Consisting of one fine Bradbury piano, fine parlor mirror, one leather couch, music cabinet, three walnut chamber suit*, sideboard, cue hat rack, ten leather i'"., ra ', oae refrigerator. 10-foot extension ♦able, bureaus, bedsteads, stands, tables, chair--, Brussels and Ingrain carpet«, mat tresses, a fine lot of oil paintings by first-class artists glass and queenswars, and many other artloes not mentioned. Tho above E oods are all In first-class condition and most e sold. HIB. CHAS. R. JEFFERIS. George Drake, Auctioneer. one DM one _ Beaman s OA tiuB. J H. PORTER A SONS, Wholesale and Retail Dealt rs in MILK AND C1ÎEAM, SOUTHEAST CORNER SEVENTH AND MADISON STg„ Wilmington, Delaware. PHONE 041. JEWING MACHINES. Wheeler & Wilson, $25,00. The Hlneer. 815.00. Domestic, $2500, standard, $25.t»l. lions, hold, $25.00. Other makes at $16. $18, $20. Oak or walnut. Ten years guarantee-. Sold at 81.00 per week. Second-hand machines at $5.00 np. Re pairing, 50 cents. J. H. O'DONALD. No. 12 East Seventh Sliest, Wilmington. Del. H0KGEL8BERGER. M. D.. 816 MARKET stUEET, Made THE EYE HIS SPECIAL STUDY In the Universities of Vienna, Austria, and New York City, In the Philadelphia Poly clinic and Wills Eye Hospital._ He EXAMINES EYES FREE and guaran tees satisfaction. GOLD H. GLASSES, «8.00. STEEL GLASSES. r t O TU THE WILMINGTON PHOTO F Company's new gallery. Finest In city. Great reduction In prices. 407>u Market street, above Fourth, 60 CENTS. WANT GOD RECOGNIZED. Preachers Want His Name In serted in the Constitution. FIRST DAY AT CONFERENCE Hexan Quietly in Wesley M. E. Church at Dover Ymterday^How Blihop War ren Averted a Little lire«*•— Appoint ment of the Oommltteea- Other Bud* ne«« of the Be»sloa, Special Correspondence Evening Journal. Dovmr March 19.—One hundred and forty-live preachers were present and answered to their names when tbe roll was called at the twenty-eighth annual conference of tbe M. E Cbnroh in Dover yesterday. Tbe roll contains 167 names, of which eight are those of probationers. The chnrofa membership r; presented Is 5,531 probationers and 35.809 full mem bers at tbe last report, number 383, valued at |1 567,865; par sonages 131, valued et $261,615. year tbe missionary collections were over $41 000 A little breeze In conference yesterday was averted by Bishop Warren quietly Ignoring a point which was sought to be brought np When the names of preach era were called to hava their characters passed by presiding elders and for each to report the amount of collections taken by bis church the bishop reached Rev. Merritt Halbard, of Grace Ohnrcb, Wil mington. Mr. Hnlbnrd said be declined to answer to the "inquisition," and only reported that bis collections bad Jbeen taken. If be bad been pressed by the bishop, he was prepared to say be thought the province of tbe minister Is not that of raising money or reporting collections He claims the first thing to be asked tbe preachers should be about the spiritual growth of their charges. Tbe preacher's business, be says, is to save souls. Rev. Dr. J. U. Caldwell, one of the veterans of the conference, made an earnest address yesterday morning in favorof resolutions he Introduced to have God recognized in tbe Constitution of tbs United 8tates. The resolutions were signed by more than a score of the con ference members. Rev. J. B. Qulgg and Dr. Merritt Hal bard were appointed to represent tbe views of the conference before Congress, as expressed by tbe passage of the résolu tlons. The churches Last Rev. Dr. Caldwell, Laymen Beginning to Arrive. The lay electoral conference, which is to choose two good meu and true from this Peninsula to goto General Confer ence next May, in conjunction with tbs ministerial delsgation, will bsgtn Its work to morrow, meeting in tbe Sunday school hall of Wesley Church. At noon (o day the laymen began to arrive from all parts of the Penlnsnla. Many of them have been provided with cosy roams at the academy. The Flrat Day's Session. The first day's session waa taken np with organizing the conference for tbe business to come before It In the next week or ten dsys. Tha opening devotional exercises were conducted by Bishop Warren, who ad ministered tbe aaoramant, assisted by tbe fonr presiding elders—Revs R. H. Adams, Alfred Smith, W. F. Oorkran and L. E. Barrett. The conference officers elected yester day are: Secretary. A. S Mowbray; as slstants, W. A. Wise, Z H. Webster; journalist, John D. Rlgg; statistical secretary, W. R Mowbray; assistants, W. W Sharp, J. H Geoghegan, H. A |_ Northrop, Futcher, G Grise; D. H. O. Westerfield, V. P, Edwin Gardner, C. P. P. Jones; treasurer, C. ▲. assistante, A Oorkran, H S Goldey, F. C. MeSoriey, J. iM. Llndale, E. C. Atkins, T. F. Beauchamp, W J. Du Had way : post master, Q W. Bounds. Tbe conference ministeriel stewards re; elected arc: Revs. John France. Wilming ton district; 0 F Shopps'd, E »aton; P. H. Rawlins, 'Dover; R. K Stephenson, Salisbury. Q. Cox, Appointment of Committees. These committees were appointed: Public Worship—Rev R. H Adams, W. L 8. Murray, J. G. Foanoeht, T. O. Smoot, C. I. Stengla. Education— Q. W. Townsend, J. D, 0. Hanna, F. F. Carpenter, J D. Kemp Bible Society—A. P. Prettymsu, E 0. Mace, J. P. Catien, D. F. McFanll. Sunday School si d Tract—A. Chand ler. W. L White, G. F, Hopkins, 0. W. Strickland. Temperance— C W. Pretty mau, C' T. Wyatt, M Hnlburd, W. P. Compton, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society— J. 8. Wiokllne, 0 H. Williams, G. W. Bu ke, G R Neese Woman's Home Missionary Society—T. E Terry, W E Avery, S F, Waddell. James Carroll. Freedman's Aid and Sontbarn Educa tlon-J. P. Otis, W. 8. Vaillant, T. A. H. O'Brien, O 8. Walton. Missionary Statistics— W. R, McFar lane, G, K Wood, W. P. Taylor, J. H. Wilson. Sabbath Observance—E 0. McNiohol, J. Dodd. Edward Davis, J. E. Graham. Periodicals— W. J. Dn Hadway, I. L. Wood, Q. W, Bowman, M. D Natter. Epworth League—H O. Turner, R K, Stephenson. G. S Collins, W. O Hnrst. Stewards Endowment—J. A. Arters, R Watt, O. A, Grise, 0 P. Swain, William Taylor, W. H. Jackson, H. 8 Goldey, Joseph Smttbers, Isaac K. Wright. W, F. Causey, C A McKeuney, Ministerial Qualification— E 0. Atkins, J B. Quigg, John France, J W. Easlev, E. H Nelson, C S. Baker, H. S. Thump son, C. W. Pretty man. Auditing—i. 1 son. T. 8 Williams, Reporta From tho District«. Rev Alfred Smith, presiding elder of the Salisbury district, reported tbe state of the chnrch in that district to be flourishing. Two new charges have been added to the thirty-seven previously existing. A new chnrch was built at Rldgely at a cost of $6 990. The Epworth Lesgne of this district had the bast year of Its existence. Presiding Elder Smith reported a successful fight against tbe saloon within the territory of his dis trict. Wilmington district waa reported upon by the presiding elder, Rev. L K Ber rett. Two ministers died daring the year—Rev. J E Bryan, of Rising Sun and Sylmar, Md , and Rev. cates, of Madeley Church, Wilmington, He reported a total expenditure of over O. Sypherd, J. F. Ander sras. J. M. Mitchell. J. D. Le $ 18 400 for church Improvements sud 19,000 paid on church Indebtedness. Tbs conference has no stated; business of especial interest save the election of fonr delegates to the general conference. Two delegatee will also be chosen by tbs lay electoral conferences, (which meets Friday. Howerar, there are Indications that resolutions will be Introduced be fore the close of the session which will open tbe question of lay representation In tbe annual conferences on tbe plan of the Btcon « solutions, which were acted upon last wetk by tbe Baltimore Confer ence Tbe question of admitting women Is also likely to be brought up at any time. During the session Blsbop Warren announced tbe transfer of Willard E. West, a probationer, from the Blue Ridge Conference; Rer. Martin P. Gates from tbe Newark Conference and Rer. Fridolph Sodermsu from New York (East) Conference, trauferred to charges In Wilmington, Mr. Gates to Asbury and Mr. Bodermau to tbe Bwedish Mission, several months Tbe anniversary of,Freedman's Aid and Southern Educational Society was eels brated last night with Rev. George Burke presiding. Rev Dr. J. W. Hamilton reviewed the work of the society, of which he Is secretary,'In an address. The anniversary of tbs Historical Society of the conference was held in tbe afternoon, Rev. B F. Price presided. Rev. Dr. George A. Ptrebus read a paper on ' Leaders of Peninsula Methodism and Their Descendants." Rev. J. B. Quigg speke on "Tbe Territorial Occupancy of Peninsula Methodism." Tbe program for to-morrow will be as follows: 9am, conference session. 3 p m., anniversary of Woman's Home Missionary Society; chairman, Mrs O. O. Browne. Prayer, Rev. F. J Coetaran. Address, Rav Merritt Ualburd, 8. T D , 7 80 p m., veterans' anniversary; chair man, Bsv 0 F. Sheppard. Prayer, Rev. M. L Gates, D. D. Charles B Lore, chief justice of Dela ware. Address, Walter U. Thompson. The two latter were ago Address, Hon. THE HUNDREDS LOSERS. NEARLY HALF A MILLION BROUGHT INTO THE CITY. Clerk of tbe Peace Foard Gave Republi cans a Scare This Morning By Being Ab sent—Blackbird Road Account Audit, la tbe Levy Court this morning Chair man Scott and the road commissioners of Blackbird bond red continued tbe work of auditing tha hundred road accounts. Assessor Whann Is still busily engaged In transferring Highland and Kentmere property from the books of Brandywine and Christiana hundreds to the Seventh end Ninth ward assessments. He completed bis work shortly after 11 o'clock and the assessed valuation of the property brought Into the city is nearly half a million based on tbe valuations of last year's assessment $426,935 worth of Christiana hundred property Is brought into tbe Seventh ward and $88,625 worth of Brandywine hundred property brought into the Ninth ward Tbere was a scare among tbe Republi can politicians for a short while this morning Several ont of town men so Ç eared to be placed on tbe poll books. hey did not get In nntll after 11 o'clock and by that time Clerk of the Peace Foard bad gone to Middletown to attend to business They will have to come some other day. Harry A Miller presented to the mem bers plans for a new sanitary system for tbe Court Bouse water closet, bnt no action was taken, The asressment on tbe property of David P. Bush, in tbe Eastern district of Brendywlne hundred, was reduced from $8,700 to $5 0c0. Several transfers of property were also eff acted during tbe morning. _ Two large dredging machines, proba b!y tha largest mud diggers In the East, are now at woik In the Cbilstiaua They are the Atlas Dredging Company's "Vim." at work on the government eon tract; and tbe Charles Warner Comp any's "Alva," at work digging ont tbe company's docks The Vim was at. Orange street wbsrf yesterday coaling John W, Pale Appears. The ''John W. Pjle, of Wilmington, Delwho was reported to have been seriously hart la the Harrisburg wreck on the Pennsylvania railroad, appeared in town to day, attired In a new anit of clothes. Mr. Pyle said be found It abso Intely necessary to procure tbe new salt ss tbe clothes bs bad been wear! ig weie torn from bis body in the wreck He sustained severe bruises about the body. Mr. Pyle was formerly a builder of- this city but Is now employed by a Philadel phia fiim. _ Campbell's Latest Expedition; John Campbell, fireman at tbe Court House, started to ride over to bis home In New Cestla on a wheel yesterday. He got along be reached shell road and then bis troubles began. After vainly endeavoring to push bis machine through mud that was bub deep, he gave np the fight and decided that It would be easier to wade and carry bis wheel, j Read Goldey College want notice. all right nutll tbe end of the Bis I)IggliiK MachloBi at Work. up. Miss Runs Burled Here. Miss Dslva Enos, 33 years old, died In Philadelphia on Tuesday, and her body was Interred In Blvervlew, this city, this afternoon Sbe was a daughter of John M. Enos, deceased, for many years night watchman at the Court House; a Mster of Frank Enos and coneln of Clerk af the Peace Foard. She was b; rn at Odessa and lived here abont fifteen years ago. A Weak Back Causes a Fall. While passing the corner of Fourth and Pine streets this morning, William H. Russnm, formerly of St Georges, fell to tbe pavement as tbe result of a weak back oansed by kidney troubles. Tbe patrol wagon was called and be was re moved to tbe Delaware Hospital. The Care of tha Blcicle. Claytin Von Gulin, of Delaware City, has compiled and issued a small book entitled "The Bicycle, Its Care and Repair." It is Intended especially to Instruct tbe beginner bow to ride, car* for *nd repair the wheel. Office .Seventh and King. Phone S4S* H. T. Sergeant dealer In ootJ and wood tWl.im pea coal for family um« |3f~Hlokory wood for open gratae. ARGUING TO THE JURY. Both Sides Close in the Case of Seward vs. the City, PRAYERS SUBMITTED TO 00DRT Plaintiff Bad Many Physicians Called in Her Behalf—Argument L'mlted to Two Hoars on Bach Side -Sanborn and Har man I'rasent Prayers for Their Respec tive Hides, Doctor after doctor was called b; Mr, Bird in tbe Superior Court yerteiday afternoon to prove that Mrs. Seward could have rteelrr 1 the kidney and blad der trouble with which sh» Is suffering by falling Into tbe trench on West Fifth street, for which injurie« she Is suing tbe city for what she can get. Tbos» who took the stand were Drs William P Bullock, P. W. Tomlinson, Springer, J Paul Lakens, August endaak, William O. Pierce, J I Rile, J. T V, Blooksnm and W. 0. Win ner. Their testimony, as a whole, waa to the effsot that It was possible that such injuries might result from such a fall. Willard Nsg H a ruit-r Jauisb Brown was recalled and testified that the present condition of the trench la much beter than It was In 1893. Plain tiff then olosed. After limiting each side to two hours' argument court dropped the case until this morning Austin Harrington was appointed commissioner to take testimony lu the divorce case of Nickerson vs. Nickerson Lewis C. Vandegrlft represents the complainant and E. R Cochran, Jr , tbe respondent. Settlement of the case of Frank E Griswold vs, the P . W A B. Railroad Compmy, set for trial on Tuesday, was r/ported by John Biggs The "Uncle Toni's Cabin" Company was playing at Middletown and the railroad company refused to transport one of the cars auy farther because it was several Inches wider than the standard oars For nix weeks tbe company wan tied up there In tie old parlor car In which Abraham Lincoln first went to Washington. The terms of the settlement are not made public. This morning the court refused to permit the jury In the Seward cane to go out and view the scene of the accident, on tbe ground that the condition of the tr.nsh today was not what it waa In 1893. Mr Sanborn then proceeded to pnt In the plaintiff s prayers to the court. They were as follows: 1—That a municipal corporation, charged by the Legislature with the maiuteuauce of the public streets, high ways and sidewalks In It lu a safe and proper conultlon for pullo no*, Is bound to perform this duty with diligence and without negligence. 2~Munlc!pal corporations owe a duty of active vigilance to tbe public In re spect to tbe condition of sidewalks and streets under their control. They are bonnd to discover defects therein within a reasonable time, although caused by th« negligent acts of others. 8—That tbe defendant, having nuder its charter tbe role and axelnslvs juris diction over end control of all the side walks and streets within the limits of the city of Wilmington, hei reeling upon it tbe primary dnty of katplng Ha said aldewalks and streets In a reasonably safe condition for public use. and that If tbs jury bellevee.from the evldenae.tbat Miry A Seward, the plaintiff, without eon-1 trlbntory negligence on her pert, was Injured by reason of the negligence of tbe defendant in suffering and permitting a trench, hole, excavation, or other dangerous defect to be and remain In or abont tbe sidewalk of Fifth street, at or near to Harrison street, tu said city after It had actual or constructive notice of tho same, and a reasonable time to repair It, tbe verdict must be for the plaintiffs. 4—That if tha jury believe from the evidence that there was a trench or excavation In or across tbs sidewalk of Fifth street near to Harrison street, In the city of Wilmington, which was dangerous to persons walking slang the tame In tha nlght-tlmo and that said trench or excavation was dug out or caused to be dug out by the said defendant or any of Its authorized agents and negligently and carelessly suffered and permitted by tbe said defendant to he and remain In a dangerous and unsafe condition for public travel; and that Mary A Seward, the plaintiff, while In tbe exercise of due care on her part, stepped or fell iuto or over said trench or excavation and was j thereby Injured, tbe verdict must be for the plaintiff 6.—That due care In the discharge of J its duty to keep its sidewalks within tbe city limits in proper repair and order, and In a reasonably safe condition for public use must be exercised by the defendant as well lu remote parts of tbe city, as In more thickly sattUd parts. Due care In every case is the measure of the defendant's responsibility. 6—That If the Jury finds for the plain tiffs It be entitled to recover such dam ages as the jury believes tbe said Mary A. Seward bas snstslnsd by reason of tbe accident. First—For the pain and snf I faring of the said Mary A. Seward and | such other personal Injuries received by her, wbetber temporary or permanent,as tho evidence in- the case may disclose Second—For such pecuniary loss and damage as tbe jury believes from the evidence tbe said Mary A Seward has sustained or will sustain by reason of the accident. 7—That If the jury believes from the evidence that the Injury to Mary A Seward was occasioned by the negligence of the defendant, without cent titulary negligence on her part and that the said injury superinduced accelerated or con tributed to tbe production of orina'y troubles or affections of tbe bladder, or kidneys or auy other disease, the de fendant is responsible therefore and the verdict must be for the plaintiff«. City Solicitor Barman then pat in the prayers for the city and cited authorities in support of the propositions. They were ss follows: | Travers for the Olty. 1— A municipality Is not bound to provide an outlet for the rain or surface water that accummulates voluntarily npon vacant lots In tbe city. 2— Tbe olty Is not an Insurer of tbe safety of it* street« and sidewalks. S— Slight depressions and elevations ■re not actionable defects. 4 —Tbe olty discharges its full duty when It keeps the travelled portion of the sidewalk or highway In a ressousbly safe and passable condition. 6-Less care and diligence are required on the out skirts and unfrequented streets and sidewalks than upon the more trav eled streets and thoroughfares In the heart of the city. 6— The plaintiff la bonnd at all times to the use of reasonable care and dili gence, and If she heeded not the warning that was brought to her by her stepping from a pared to an nnpared sidewalk, or If she. by the sufficiency of the light saw not that which would hare been plainly risible to a person exercising ordinary care, she was guilty of contributory negligence, for any kind of which she cannot recover. 7— The question as to whether streets or sidewalks shall he paved or improved Is a discretionary one, for the non exerolse of which the the municipality is no* liable. 8 -The burden rests npon the plaintiff to prove to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt—first, that there was a hole or excavation, at the place where It Is claimed the plaintiff fall; ascondly, that it waa dangerous to persons exerolelng reasonable care and ordinary prudence. U. —That If the jury believes that neither the city nor any of Its authorized agents dug or caused to be dug or made, the so-called trench, then Its verdict must he for the* defend ant, and the bur den Is upon the plaintiff to prove that the city, or some of Its authorized sgeuts, did this beyond a reasonable doubt. 10—That the jury must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt, that the in juries (If auy) are tbs natural and noces • eary result of the fall. Argument was begun by Mr. Sanborn shortly before noon and It was uearly time for adjournment when he concluded, He was followed by Mr. Knowles for the city and this afternoon Olty Solicitor Harman and Mr. Bird closed on noth sides A decree of divorce was granted in the case of Jennie vs Jacob Reynolds. Andrew 0. dray was the commissioner. William Millar, a colored man about 25 years of agt, waa an signed yesterday afternoon before Magistrate Kelley on two very serious charges .one of bastardy, tbs other using a child ander tbe ege of consent for Immoral purposes. The victim la a little colored girl, Lizzie Car pentar, who lives with her father.Charles Carpenter, on Meble street, lo Brandy wine village, and who will not be 13 years old until April 23, before which time sbe will be a mother. 8he told her story In a straight-forward manner, which impressed tbe magistrate that she was tailing the trnth. Miller bed an ld»m I that there was only one charge against | him, that of bastardy, end attempted to I settle the matter with tbe girl's parents, ' hut they would not have It that way. Hs pleaded not guilty and was put nuder (899 ball on the first charge to appear May 10, or one month after the birth of the child; and $399 bail to appear before the grand jury to aniwer the second charge. Mliler went to jail TWO H0HS5S ROASTED ALIVE. Barn of K C. MoOartr, Near Hookaaaln, Burned I.aat Night and Soma Live Stock With It. Edward C. McCarty is a farmer living on a tract near Uockessln. Some incendiary's torch was applied to Ills frame barn about 11 o'clock last night and, before anybody could be aroused, the entire building was enveloped In flamci. With considerable difficulty the work of rescuing the live etuok began, animals were miking frightful noises as the smoke began the work of suffocation. Two horses oonld not be reached and were burned to death A part of the hay end grain was also destroyed. It le not known (whether tbe bnlldlng end stock were Insured Tbe loss on barn alone will reach $1,000. Tbe blazaof tbe burning barn waa plainly vlslbla on tbe outskirts of WII mlngton for about an boor. The Held an Two Serious Oherges, Tiansfer of property No 518 Madison street from Mary Maloney to Mary R Numbers has bem filed, Transfers of real estate from John H. Lank to Robert Brlokley, of property on Thirty first street near Jefferson, and I from Robert. Brlchley to John U. Lank | property No. 1212 West Fifth, j Philip H. Wood, late of No. 921 Market I street, has purchased tho store and I residence at Fourteenth and King streets I of Robert J. Han by for $4,500, and will j occupy the property after March 25, as a | drug store._ j u oonge , iaeDCe D f Investigations made j by police officers into tbe alleged assault msde by Jacob Anstln and Carrie Crlsden j on William Grlndley. all colored. Judge I mil last evening decided to dlemlss tbe ' ,» S e, as there was very strong reasons to bslleva that William was at fault In the matter. Real Dilate Transfers Made. To Withhold Money Instead ofHpendlnc It Is not the only way to save it. Sometimes thet is a losing way. There is an old adage abont a stitch In time. Wooden palls and tabs and tbe like household articles often fall apart when a coat of paint and a little attention would prolong their usefulness. Paint by the pound tins as well as the larger. James M. Bryan A Son, 107 West Eighth street. The Chart«« Were Not Huatalned. The Hsjor Keybold Finished. Workmen at the Harlan and Hollings worth Company's have abont completed rebuilding tha old Delaware river steamer Major R«ybold and aba looks like a new vessel with her remodelled wheelbonae, new wheels, enlargement aft and copious coatings of paint. B«n Hntler'« Autograph. Walter H Hayes recently purchased severs! hundred new law books, some of them having formerly constituted part of the law library of General Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachusetts, la one of them U the generals autograph, written In lead pencil. Hualeal eud Literary ■Dtertalnnseat. The Epworth League of Epworth M. E. Church will give an entertainment to morrow night, in tbe lecture room of tha ohnrcb. The program will be of literary and musical character, and no admission will be charged. Wlimlugcou Shooters Going Away, Next Saturday fifteen members of the Wilmington Rod and Gun Cinb will go to Philadelphia to shoot a deciding ma' oh with the Forest Gun Club. It will be tbe third of the eeiiog. Twenty ti >e targets are to be used, according to the conditions of the shcot. WHAT JUDGES WILL SIT Scale for the Court of Errors and Appeals. CARRIED TO THE YEAR 1899 Prepared By Chief Jostles Comegjs |and the Original Draft (Now in tha Posses sion of Walter n. Hnyea. When tbs constitution of 1881 was framed It made specifications as to bow the Oonrt of Errors and Appeals should be formed. One of tbe first men to figure out a scale on the line of those provis tons was Judge Wootten. He was prond of his achievement and was averse to giving copies of it to other persons, no matter whether they were members of tbe bar or laymen. Finally Chief Justice Comegys, many years ago, went back to 1883 and figured the matter down to tbe November term 1899, and tbe original draft of that scale la now in tha possession of Walter H. Hayes, of the New Castle county bar, to whom It was given by the chief justice. Wilmington lawyers are especially Interested In the composition of tbe Court of Errors and Appeals on writs of errors and appeals from New Castle county. It must be borne In mind that the chancellor and resident judge of Newcastle county always sit on case - carried np from the lower oonrt, for tha reason that tin y never sit In tbe Superior Court of this county. Oonaa queutly tbe following scale merely states what other judge elts with them— wbetber tbe chief justice or tbe asso ciate from Kent or Sussex—a system of rotation prevailing. Chief Justice Com egys' schedule begins with tbe February term, 1887, and la as follows, the term of court referring to that of the Superior Court from which the appeal was taken, tbe Court of Errors and Appeals only sitting twice a year; 1887— February tarm, chief justice; May, associate from Kent; September, associate from Sussex ; November, chief justice. 1888— February term, Kaut; May, Sussex; September, chief justice; No vember, Kent. 1889— February, Susstx; May, chief justice; September, Kent; November, Sussex. 1890— February, chief justice; May, Kent; September, Sussex; November, chief jastlee 1891— February, Rent; May. Sussex ; September, chief justice; November, Kent. 1893— February, Sussex; May, chief justice; September, Ksut; Nof ember, Sussex. 1898— February, chief justice; Mey, Keut; September, Sussex;, November, chief joatlce. 1894— February, Kent; May, Sussex; September, chief justice; November, Kent. 1895— February. Sussex; May, chief justice; September, Kent; November, Sussex. 1890—February, chief justice; May, Kent; September, Sussex; November, chief )natIon. 1897— February, Kent; May. Snesex; September, chief justice; November, Kant. 1863—February, Sussex; May, chief justice; September, Keut; November, Sussex. 1899— February, chief Justice; May, Kent; September, Sussex; November, chief jastlee. A WILMINGTON MAN GETS A DRAW. Hath Contestants Showed Hlgas of Punish ment While Neither Showed Science. A prlza fight took place Tuesday even ing mi the outskirts of Reading between Patrick Sheridan, of Tramont, and William McCloskey, of Wilmington, re sulting In a draw The fight was for A purse and was lo have been held at 180 pounds, but McCloskey could gat no lower than'140 la tbe time In which he had to train down Sheridan tipped the beam at 183 pounds. At about 8 89 o'clock Refaree Smith called time and the meu, after shaking hands, went at It "In hammer and tonga" order. The science exhibited was not of tbe star variety, and consequently the men, being unable to evade each other's blows, they were both considerably dona up. Time was called at the oud of the seven teenth round,and the battle was declared a draw. The spectators wanted a knock out, as tbe affair was to have been to a finish. It is probable that the meu will meet again In a few weeks. Get Doe of Theee Hooke. We have a few copies of a beautiful work, handsomely bound, containing eev eral hundred pictures of high artistic merit, which will besold at $1.76 «copy, which Is ahont one-fourth the publics tlon price. Also some copies of Rand and McNally's Cyclopedia at ♦3 36, worth four times the price asked. Can be seen at the Evening Journal office. Jerry Harrlgan Bobbed* Jerry Harrigan, a life prisoner In Now Castle jail, or, rather respited until 1950, robbed of two $10 bill* by hie fellow WRH convicts last evening. He had them in » purse which some sharp rascal picked up and secretei so successfully that the jail officials could not detect the culprit. Kehulldlng a County Wall. Stonemasons snd laborer* yesterday began tbe work of rebuilding tbe caved In wall and railing just below the r<*ith spproaeb to Merket street bridge over tbe Christiana. Tbs work la being don* for New Castle connly under the super vision of Levy Cjn rtmtn M«»l ley. Hark For Lombardy. A back w 11 leave corner Fourth end Market streets Sunday, March 23, . for Lombardy Cemetery, at 3 89 e. m. The Weather. In the Middle States and New England to day tbs weather will be cloudy, with a slight rise of temperature, rain probably becoming quit« heavy in this section and preceded by snow In the northern districts and New England, and brisk (northeasterly to south easterly winds, attaining dangerous force, with tog on the coasts, os the southern storm moves northeast to New England. On Fri day In both of these »«lions cloudy weaiser will prevail, preceded by rain or snow and dangerous winds on the coasts, followed by clearing and cooler weather, and on Hr to r— day fair, colder weather and west erly winds. CirV~NEW3 IN brief. —The regular meeting at the Woman's Chlstlan Teinp'-rance l »Jon will be held at Its headquarters. Ne. 100 W es. Eighth street, to-morrow afternoon at J o clock. —Last evening the Court of Oyer and Ter» miner adjoun «I without day. a