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S Till'] EV|]\|\U .IO( l(ML I« First in I^H'til \<>nn, A cuin pulioiinilli oilier IVilniingiiw nens|»a|iers proves «lus. Weather lor Tomorrow} l*arll.v cloudy to liilr, variable » in«ln - .V ♦ FOURTEENTH YEAH. WILMINGTON, DEL.. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1002. ONE CENT. HE4VV FALL OF SNOW TIES UP ALL TRAFFIC Railroad Trains and Trolley Cars Running Far Behind Their Schedule Time THERE IS EVERY INDICATION OF FULL-FLEDGED BLIZZARD It doesn't do to make light of the! weatherman. Several days ago Ue protested that there would be snow, It failed to arrive on schedule lime, and there were some people irreverent enough to say that the weather did not know any quirk« and vagaries of the weather than common mortals. ' Now, as to average them for their temerity, comes this snow storm, and it gives every indication of becoming a full-fledged blizzard, man more about the The weather mam says ilhat storm warnings are dis played from Boston to Hattet as, but he gives hope of a cessation, expressing the opinion that tomorrow will bo fair. Reports from down the State are to blue effect that the heaviest etorm since the blizzard of 1899 is raging there. Tlhe snow already lias fallen to a depth of three feet, and that trains are not able to run. It Is also reported that coal and wood dealers have sold out their «lock, and that people are suffer ing from the cold. In the city the snow began to fall about 10 o'clock last night Tlhe tem perature took a descent, of about three degrees, and the flakes came down in a determined sort of way, than spelled business to those initiated in weather lore. They came so thick and fact that about 2 o'clock the Wilmington City Railway Company htul its sweeper out clearing the tracks, but it was not long before they were again covered. ADD STORMM By noon today the city streets were covered to a depth of four inches, while in some places the drifts two feet ueep. difficult feat, for aside from the resist ance offered by the snow, the wind blew the snow into the faces of pedes trians with such force as to almost blind them, and umbrellas were almost useless. were Walking was made a Street Car Travel Impeded 1 Street car traffic was badly Impeded bv the storm. Suburban lines suffered most, and at some points conductors and motormen left their cars to clear tho tracks with shovels and brooms. Despite tne use of the sweeper all day, trolley traffic In the city was slowly, and at one hour this morning there were four Delaware avenue cars going down Market street at a snail-like pace. A Newport car was detained for halt an hour at Folly Woods, and all lines arc running behind schedule time. Trains on both the, Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio railroads are run ning late. Delaware road train No. 90. arriving hero at 10 o'clock, being an hour and a-half behind time. Along the River Traffic along the river was suspend ed today on account of the storm. The lug Meteor, of the Bush and Warner Line, was the only boat that moved in the Christiana, all the others being tied un at their wharves. Steam was kept up on all the tugs and the crews ordered to remain on board. All the shipyards are affected by the storm and most of them are shut down entirely. The tugs Jansen and Laura B. yesterday afternoon put the bark France Marie In the Harlan and Hol lingsworth Company's drydock, but the snow this morning prevented the men from going to work on her. All of the men employed in the yard were put to work shoveling the snow oft the materials used in the construction of new boats. Railroads Are Blocked Notwithstanding the heavy fall of snow, many trains on the P.. W. & B. railroad are running on schedule time. All of the Southern connections out of Washington, however, wore from fifteen lo forty minute« late, and came into the station looking like huge snow banks. Dispatcher Aydon said: "Near ly all our trains are on time, and we are having very little difficulty in keeping them so. The snow is not go ing to interfere very much with rail road traffic unless it continues all day. "All the down-State trains are late, however. The 10.15 train was a few minutes' late, but. the one due here at 11 o'clock was an hour an a-half be hind lime." All South-bound trains also were» late. Superintendent Bannard explain ed that the delay was duo to snow clogged switches in the Jersey City yard of the company. ' All of the engineers had effders to proceed with the utmost caution, as the stoam mingling with the snow made it almost impossible to see a oar's length ahead. The Philadelphia and Reading and the Baltimore and Ohio companies re ported that all of their trains were on time and that the cuts in the former's road were being kept clear by the see tlon gangs. All of the men In the, P,, W. & B. shops were put to work early shoveling the snow from the tracks in the city, and with the assistance of the snow plow. soon finished their task. Work on the elevated abutments was sl mnen.tn,i „„a „,<n „ . . f 1 ra?^ a ^ re8ump,i the 8now 18 olearc(1 un away. Trolley Traffic Suspended Officials of the Wilmington City and the People's Hallway Companies noon today said this morning was the worst for street car traffic since the big blizzard in '99. the Wilmington City Company open, but cars of the Sixth and Seventh street lines of the People's Company were at a standstill. All extra men have been called on duty, and superin tended by the officials, are working hard to prevent a complete tie-up. When the cars left the barns this morning the rails were covered with snow, and blockades were frequent- It was impossible to make headway, and persons living in the suburbs on their way down town were considerably de layed. at At noon all lines of were The Wilmington City Company's sweepers were put. in service at an early hour, and did much to keep traf fic front being brought to a complete standstill. In addition extra forces of street men were put to work cleaning switches. During tho early morning hours fuses began to blow out with such fre quency that it was decided to run cars of a portion of the lines in twos. Ac cordingly. on the West Fourth street and the Maryland avenue and East Eighth and Eleventh street lines cars were running in this manner at 2 o'clock. Delaware avenue cars became stalled at various points along the line before the sweepers made their rounds this morning, but being of a larger [rattern, were enabled to run singly afterwards. Of the two companies, the People's Railway Company appears to be faring worse, owing to the fact that their sweeper Tiecame derailed at Sixth street and Bayard avenue about 10 o'clock. The snow at that poiut had formed in drifts, and the sweeper, while plow ing through them, pitched over an em bankment and the crew had a narrow escape from going down with the car. The motorman was hurled several feet, but land«! head first In a snow hank and was not seriously injured. It is owing to the fact that tho sweeper is out of service that the Sixth and Seventh street line« are lied up. Officials hope to have the lines open some time this afternoon. Car Ran Into House Car No. 2. of the People's Company, jumped the track on Second street be tween Walnut and Poplar, and bumped into a house before it could be stopped. The crews of the blocked cars are remaining in charge, and If the lines are not opened by night, they will be relieved by other crews having late straight runs. At the power'houso the comfort, of the men Is being look«! af ter. and the employes are being served with hot coffee and sandwiches. Business at Standstill Business is almost at a standstill, and proprietors and clerks are loung ing about their stores, not finding enough to do to keep them busy. But few persons were on the streets. Much Snow at Laurel Laurel. Feb. 17.—It has been snowing here continuously for twenty hours. Coining after the. long freeze, It has cause much suffering among the poor. Roads arc impassible. Trains are run ning very late. Prospects arc for a blockade. There is a handsome stone residence on live place, Abandond His Ash Cart The storm proved too severe for a driver of one of the city ash carts. He aimndoned It at Third and Church streets, and «he suffering horse remain ed in the siorm until the district offi cer took charge of the animal. Blizzard Down the State Si-.rial to ah« Evening Journal. Mi If or. Fob. 17.—Milfor in the past fifteen hours has experienced one of the largest snow storms since Hie bliz zard of 1899. The snow is still fail ing, and is at the depth of three foot. No trains have passed through hero, and today coal and wood dealers have sold out all of their stock, and the [hxu people are suffering for the waut of feul and food. The Relief Socjefy has exhausted all its means. Dr. Ellegood Purchases Farm It is reported that the ten-acre Grubb farm, on the Lancaster pike, throe miles Ixyond the city, Ibas been sold by Otley Vernon, through George R. Townsend, to Dr. J. A. Ellegood. Tho price paid was $10,250. Dr. Ellegood will make extensive improvements to tho place. "Delmarvia phono 1028?" "Hello!" "Write us an accidont policy." "Done." Vandever & Fallansbee. 404 Equitable Building. BODY IDFVHFIKD Homan Frozon to heath in Chester Was Nr«. Simons of This City The body of a woman who wan found frozen to death on the step» of tho home of Prince Kokin, on Ninth street, near Highland avenue. Chester, Thurs day morning, has been identified as that of a Mrs. Simons, formerly of Wilmington. She left her former home near the Lobdeli Car Works, beyond Third street bridge, Wilmington, on Wednes day night with the intention of going to tho new home of the family at Fel ton, where they had formerly lived. CATHOLICS PLAN Bl LTVTI hi 'll Prominent members of Catholic ganlzation in Wilmington are looking forward with a great deal of Interest to the next national convention of «he American Federation of Catholic So cieties. Tho last gathering at Colum bus, O.. was largely attended, but It is bed lewd that at tho next assembly there will be an even larger manlier of delegates, and that a total membership throughout tho country of nearly one million men and women will lx or repre sented at rite approaching meeting In Chicago. In a communication just received In «Ws city from a national oftlcer at Co lumbus, O., the main headquarters, it is stated that the great body now in cludes over 800,000 members, and tihat It has within Its jurisdiction the Catho lic Knights of America, wlflh memliers; tlhe Ancient Order of Hi bernians» not. as a whole, but by sep arate division, 130,000; Knights of St. John, 15,000; New York Slate German league, J2.000; New Jersey Roman Cathodic Verein,, 6.000; Catholic Order of Foresters, 96,000; Irish Catholic Be nevolent Union, 15,000; Catholic Be nevolent League 14,000; Young Men's Institute of the Pacific Slope, 20.000; Knghte of St. George, 11,000; Catholic Knight« and Ladles of America. 8,000, ami various other associations in vari ous sections of the United States. 25.000 Unfortunate Coincidence At present leading members of tho A. O. H.. sudh at Patrick O'Neill, of the Executive Committee; Judge P. J. O'Connor and M. J. Keating, are urging upon the Fcleratlon that It change the date fixed for the convention at Chi cago. By an oversight the same day, July 15, was decided niton by the. Hi bernians for their national gatlicrlng at Denver. Tho effort now being made is to have tlhe Federation meet about a week later bo that tlhe delegates to Denver can stop at Chicago on their way home, and thus take part In the proceeding« of the united organiza tion«. Under the constitution and by laws. as now framed, a postponement as desired would seem to lx impos sible, but thoee Interested ibope that aome way out of the difficulty will he found. BIT NOT INTOXICANTS Archbishop Ireland Obtains for Catholic Toilers Dispensation for Pentecostal Season The United States now has the priv ilege, heretofore enjoyod only by Spain, of a special disjxnsation from Lenten abstinence. It is Archbishop Ireland who bas obtained this notable concession from the Pope. The Archbishop relate® that when walking to his home one day at the noon hour ho observed a party of la borers. who had been laboring at an excavation, sitting on the sunny side of a fence, eating their midday meal. They were Catholics; it was a fasting season, and their repast was bread with a little condiment. It occurred to the Archbishop that it was hardly fair that the church law of abstinence should fall so heavily on workingmen engaged In severe manual labor, while the wealthy and leisure classes have various ways of obviating the rigors of the eorlerlastlcal regulations. Within an hour he had written to the Pope petitioning him to relieve Ameri can workingmen of the Catholic failh from the law of abstinence from fresh meat during ixnt. and suggesting that they might, as a compensation, abstain from intoxicating drinks during the same period. In an autograph letter In reply. Ixo XIII, congratulated Archbishop Ireland on his zealous interest in the working classes, and granted the requested dis pensation, And so in their Ixnten pastorals litis year the Catholic bishops announced that American workingmen were no longer bound by tho Ixnten ahstlncnpe, except on Fridays and Ember days, hut that It will ho expected of them in case they profit by the dispensation, that they abstain during tho fasting season from intoxicating beverages. An interesting development of this new church regulation is the spreading broadcast of millions of "Sacred Thirst." cards among Catholics, reminding them of their obligations in the matter dur ing Lent. Five hundred thousand of these cards cards are being printed by tlhe Paul 1st Farther«, and large quanti ties also by the other Catholic publish ing houses. When arraigned before Deputy Judge Townsend In City Court on Sat ttrday night on a charge of drunken-1against ness. John Thompson asked to be al lowed to take the pledge, which re-; Given a Chance to Kelorm quest was granted. riiiii mi him Inspections in the Public Schools Cause Comment DRASTIC MEASURES ALLEGED riiysiriaiiü Charged With Showing Lillie Consideration for Kiltier Teaeliers or Tnpils Whcther Dr. James H. Morgan, a member of the Board of Health, has tho authority to go Into the public schools of the city and suspend the teachers Is a question which will be discussed and decided at the next meeting of the Board of Education next Monday night. Since the outbreak of smallpox in Wilmington, Dr. Morgan has been making an inspection of the schools, to ascertain whether or not pupils and teachers have been vaccinated, and to advise them to do so, If not. In one school Dr. Morgan asked the teacher If she had been vaccinated and she told him that she had. whereupon ho re auested to see her arm. She asked to bo excused, saying that she was not able to show the wound without re moving her bodice. It Is said that tho physician Insisted, and then the teach er said she had the certificate to tho effect that she had been vaccinated by one of tho leading physicians of tho West Side of town. Still unconvinced. Dr. Morgan insisted upon seeing the arm. tho teacher persisting in her re fusal to disrobe in order to show it to him. referring him to the physician who had vaccinated lier. Dr. Morgan, it is said, threatened her with dismis sal ami loft saying that he would re port her to the Board of Education. A similar case occurred In school No. 13. After Dr. Morgan had made the rounds of the pupils ho turned to tho teacher and tusked her If She had been vaccinated. She told him that she had not. lately, but Intended to do so Im mediately. He asked her how long it had been since she had been vacci nated. and she replied that she bad been several times in recent years, but. that none had taken. Then the doctor inquired if she had a scar upon her arm. The teacher re sponded that she had, but it bad been there since she was a child, twenty years or so ago, whereupon Dr. Mor gan Insisted upon seeing It. The teacher attempted to explain to him that she could not show'll to him without partially disrobing, and Huit she did not rare about doing, when ho became very indignant, and, it is said, told the teacher to leave, saying that he suspened her. Friends of the teacher say that his language was abusive. However that might be, tho teacher remained upon the advice of the prin cipal and other teachers. She has been teaching ever since, but it is under stood that her rase will come before the Board of Education at its next meeting. There is said to be an indignant mother on the East Side, and her Ire was aroused by tho action of Dr. Mor gan in requiring her little girl to show her vaccination. The child was vacci nated »[ion the leg above the knee, and despite her protests, It is said that Dr. Morgan obliged her to let him see tho wound in tho presence of both (he boys and girls in the school room. CITIZENS ARE SATISFIED WITH CHERT'S OPINION Do Yol Maul (lie Already Expensive Water Hoard Case Carried to Hie Huilier Court Talk by City Councilman of appeal ing the case involving the purchase of the. Weldin farm by the Water Depart ment. bids fair to bring a storm of indignation from the people of Wil mington, if persisted in. Council ha« taken no official action relative to matter, bnt It Is said that plans are being laid (o take the rase to the Su preme Court. Already Council's oppo sition to tho farm purchase has cost the city about $3,500, and delay which is dangerous to the welfare of the city. If taken to the Supreme Court the coat of litigation will sum up to about $6, 000 . Pressure will bo brought to bear upon City Solicitor Reinhardt to put a slop to Council's disposition to go to law at the slightest provocation. That the city is in need of a reser voir is shown by the fact that the res ervoir rapacity of the city Is now over taxed 250.000 gallons daily, and if any serious break should occur or a big fire break out it would be such a short water supply would no doubt prove damaging to the city. "TheCommittee of Fifty may be ask ed to take a hand in the case," said a citizen this morning, doesn't quit fooling and holding up tho Water Department, The city needs tho extra land and needs It for reeer "if Council voir purposes." The court ws« divided in deciding the case. Judges Grubb and Spruanoe txing for and Chief Justice Loro the purchase of the land. ! --——• CARTMBLL'S VINEGAR OF TAU I Will cure your Cough. PRATT is guilty West i heatrr Jury Krlurn* First hrirrer N linier Urdirt Araiiist Him West Chester, Pa.. Feb. 17.—"Guilty of murder In the llrst degree," Is the verdict pronounced Saturday morning by tho jury which during tho latit two weeks 1 Heard evidence to the trial of William H. Pratt, charged with the murder of Hvls wife, Emma, on July 24 of last year. Pratt heard 4We fateful decision »lo cally and merely said. "It's all up with me," as lie was handcuffed and led away. His Lawyers, Thomas Pierce and William Mayes, announced to Judge Butler that they would at once take steps to argue for a new trial. WATCHMEN SITTER FROM COLD Nin Kinplovril It Guard Quarantinol Houses Kxperieire liai dships Dr. James H. Morgan, when seen by « reporter for the Evening Journal to day. said the examination schools has temporarily been HUtqxnd ed, owing to tho snow. The work will lake but one or two days longer, and will be finished about the middle of the week. Watchmen employed by the Hoard of Health had a bad night of it last might, and some of them were half frozen when they came off duly this morning. The men go on duty ait ti o'clock In (he evening and remain on, guard in front of the lum.se« under quarantine until ti o'clock In (he morning, must remain out. ami some of them had to keep walking to keep from freezing. Watchmen who will be on duty to night are eudeavorinfg to procure rub ber blankets, similar to those used In the regular army. of tlhe They n\mi iytkbfbiskb Him Hoiirieri ('nullin'! lint Cab ItrrauN Kinds ffrrp Hravf The remains of Mrs. Annie Finger, mother of Lewis Finger, letter-carrier, were brought here for interment in Lombardy Cemetery at noon. Hebrew friends gathered at the French street station to attend the fuucralbut many of them were unable to go lo the ceme tery because of scarcity of cabs. Sev eral liverymen refused to allow their teams to go to Lombardy on account of the bad condition of the roads, so the Hebrews had to make out with the half-dozen carriages obtained from the Wilmington Transfer Company. Oldest Mason in the Slate Israel Townsend, who died on Satur was day morning in Portsmouth, Va., buried yesterday afternoon in Wilmlng Itani and Brandywine Cemetery. Funeral [services were held In Portsmouth. Mr.) TVnvnwend, who formerly lived In WII mlngton, was ehe oldest Mason to tlhe Stole, lieing a member of the Middle ]town lodge. He also belonged lo tho I. o. O. F.f SEAL'S ADJIINISÎRUORS NOT OFFERED *l.:.(l() Counsel in I he Case Say That I he Verdir! of S4â0 Mas a Jusl One In tllu? report of the case of NeaJ's Administrator vs. tlhe Wilmington and New Castle Railway Company, which was head«) "$450 for his life," an er ror was made In the statement that the defendant comi>any had offered tihe plaintiff "some it Into go" $1,500 to set tle tlltie case. This statement is Incorrect and with out foundation. No offer of «ottlemeiut whatever was ever made, and the only approach to a suggestion of amount for % settlement wa« made attur the jury 'had withdrawn, when tho attor neys engaged In he case were "Chaff ing" each other In the bar While wait ing for (Hie verdict, wOien one of de fendant's attorneys, replying to a jok ing inquiry of plaintiff's attorney, of "Haw rniKthi will you give us?" said, "Not over $400, If you paid all rosis." The verdict rendered almost immedi ately was for $450. The jury to whom the case was submitted were men of ex ceptional intelligence, and accuratiy grasped the precise question submitted for t'heir decision. The law in this State gives no right of action for caus lug accidental death only. An admin the(Mtrator plaintiff must prove that lx causo of «he Shortening of «he de cedent's life by the accidental killing within the average term of life, as fixed by «he Insurance table«, decedent'« es tate was decreased below What could lx reasonably expected if ho had lived such average time. This was clearly laid down as law by the court and appreciated by the jury .and that they did «uliaiatntiiaJ Justice in reaching a conclusion, by a compromise of views, we undcrKtand, hetwen «hose who thought no damage was proved, and those who wished rto award $600, which was «he highest amount mentioned. The defendants' attorneys were confident a more sub stantial verdict for a greater amount would have been set a«ide by (Hi® court. They .said to a reporter Dor the Even ing Journal today that ithey had no idea fix mistake was intentional, but such misstatements (Should he correct ed. as they tend 'to cause doubts of the sincerity of counsel in defending such rases, and to make jurors think, no mailer how conscientious and careful (hey have been, 'tihat their verdicts are not right. Stricken With Paralysis JChiu Sharpie*, of Ashland, was stricken with paralysis on Saturday morning, and lien in a precarious con dition. Ho Is one of tho beet-known residents of that locality* IYJI STICK HONK HI SIMiSS men Hrri' \«t Caught by i'olier in the Kerent It aid It having lieen said that several of the city's most prominent business men were caught in the recent raid on luiwdy ihouses. much Injury lias been done to Plue iHiaracter and business reputation of those whose names have been mentioned by the gossipere since tho incident referred to. In justice to these men. it can be said that Die lint of mimes of persons caught by the police that night does not contain that of a single business man It would be valu to attempt to trace these stories to their source they were not limited to one man, nor to a dozen, but were told of at least a score of repu table men of hlgih professional and business standing, who probably knew no more about the location of these houses before the raid than the youngest child. «HILF, SIFT!W HOT ASHES WOMAN WAS HIT!Mil) Mrs. Post Is at llomooiiatliir IIiih pital in a Oil irai Condition. Ollier Arridenls of Dai While sifting ashes yesterday, Mrs. Vlnnle Post, of No. 1328 Walnut street, was seriously burned, and is now in a critical condition. In the Homeopathic Hospital. Most of her clothing was burned from her body, and her face, srms and legs were horribly seared. Louis Galope, a seaman on tho Frendh I Mirk France Marie, fell from a gangplank at the wharves of the Harlan and Hollingsworth Company early yesterday morning and was drowned. Galope was given a leave of absence on Saturday by Captain St. Croix, and when he returned to the ship early yes terday morning ho was obliged to walk up a gangplank to one vessel moored at the wharf, and from that craft to clamber up a ladder to the dis k« of the France Marie. While walking tip the gangplank he tripped and fell. His head struck tho edge of the wharf, and an Instant later his body fell hotween the boat and the wharf. Coroner's Assistant Chandler re moved the body to his morgue. Galope came from Marseilles, France, where he has a wife. Captain St. Croix yes terday went to Philadelphia to consult the French consul, to determine where the remains of the unfortunate sanor shall bo Interred. Clarence Krause, a transfer driver, and Oils assistant. Frank Lane, had a narrow eerape from being run down ! by Darby car No. 314. The motorman of No, 314 did not see the team until ho had struck the horse and thrown It under the front trucks of the oar. When llhe two occupons of the wagon saw that a collision was Inevitable, they turned the horse upon the [lavement and Jumped. The horse was severely Injured and hod to be sent to the stables. The oar was not damaged much. Several days ago tho 3-ycar-oId son •»f Mrs. Oeorgo Cox. a daughter of Mrs. Peter B. Avars, fell down the steps at his homo. No. 1334 Orange etreet, and fractured his right arm below (the el bow. MANY FAVDH NIGHT SCHOOLS lierbtrl V Fell 1$ I'rumiitil Suppurt by tlaoy Persons Many letters are being received by Herbert N. Fell regarding tho move ment for night schools. George L. Norris, instructor of mechanical draw ing in the Young Men's Christian As sociation. writes tho following letter: "Dear Sir: I am very glad to Know that you are Interested in, night schools (public.) Push It for all It Is worth, There Is no one who appre ciates night schools more than I. At tho age of 25 years was upable to do a common fraction, but three years' study at the night schools la Philadel phia. Pa., (freei gave me my start in mental training, and today I appre ciate my start In the public night schools of Philadelphia. Yours re spectively, George L Norris." Death of Father Kelleher Tho Rev. Michael Kelleher. assistant priest at S9L Patrick's R. C. Ohumh, died In St. Agnes' Hospital, Philadel phia. on Saturday night He had been 111 wltlh pneumonia for ten days. The body was brought here, yesterday, and the funeral took place thin morning from St. Patrick's Ohuroh, The body was then taken to Washington for In terment. Father Kelleher was bom In Ireland, and had traveled extensively. He came here from the West about two montrtv ago. Trolley Passengers Delayed The trolley ear leaving Newport at 8.16 o'clock this morning had rather an eventful trip. When at Folly Woods the fuse burned out, and tlhe passen gers were detained there for half an hour. Among them were tbo Rev. Aloysius Green, of Newport, who was to have opened tlhe exercises 1 n tho High School this morning, and who ar rived in Wilmington too late to do so. Glazers Will Hear Address Members of Bowers' Glazers' Union will hear an address by Michael T. Berry, of Haverhill. Mass., in Shields Library Hall on Wednesday evening His subject will be "The Advantages to Organized I^abor of the Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance." ! Every time you cough, lake live drops of Brazilian Balm. 10 and 25c. m; in Two Dwellings and a Hal) Consumed CAUSED HI DEFECTIVE FLUE Tho KmnilipH Kscape With Lilli« Bnt the Clot hing Which They Had On Cries of Are broke the early morning stillness of the little town of Newport today. Despite the raging snow storm, the entire population turned out to light tho Dames and give succor. If needed. In all. three buildings were burned and there was more excitement In the village than for ten years past. The lire Is supposed to have origi nated from a defective flue to a house In Justls avenue, owned by Charles Groome and tenanted by William Sparks. The house was of frame and burned like imper. The flames commu nicated to the house adjoining, tenant ed by William Ellis, and also owned by Mr. Groome. leaped to Red Eleven Hall, popularly known as "Mule's Ear." and owned by the colored people of the town. New port has no Are company, and tho buildings were soon reduced to ashes, despite the efforts of tho citizens, who formed themselves Into a bucket bri gade to light the flames. The flames burned so fiercely that neither the Sparks nor Ellis family had time to save any of their belong ings. A little child of the Sparks fam ily won *111, and Iq removing her to a place of safety the mother had no op portunity to save any of her clothing except, the wrapper which she had on. None of the household effects was suv oil. From there the Are It was only by hard work on the part of the citizens that tho flames were prevented from spreading to other buildings. It Is said that tho loss on the build ings Is fully covered by Insurance. Tbo occupants of the house«, also, are said lo carry n small Insurance. MORE MONEY FOB MONUMENT Oily TrfBHAirfir Feasts Kterived About 160 Last Week Money still comes In for the McKin ley Monument Fund. City Treasurer F easier reports the following receipts since last week: Thomas Darlington, $5; John F. Robinson. II; Forest Oak School, dis trict. 55 cents; Francis H. Hoffecker, |5; Thump Brothers Machine Com pany, $15; W. 8. Prlckott. $3: Samuel Ixiwis, ill; School No. 61, Dover, 30 cents; Thomas School, Harrington, 35 cents; Peter J. Ford. $10; Falrvlew School, Newark, 50 cents; DuPont School, $9.50; Wyoming, $1; Mary Sounders, $1; Monlchanln, 33 cents; Felton school, 25 cents; Charles E. Anderson, $5; Port Penn school, $1.40, making a total of $60.18 last week. Oelaware Moves Down the Line The yearly volume bearing the title: "Statistical Abstract of the United Slates." shows that the gross area of the United States, exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii, has grown from 827,844 square miles in 1800 to 3,025,600 in 1900. and the population from 5,30.1,483 tu 73.693,724. It shows that Delaware bau moved from seventeenth down to forty-sixth in population. Recovering From Typhoid Miss Ellen Mlchell, of Hockosnin, who has Ixon very ill with typhoid fever, Is recovering. It Is expected that sho will lx able to be out in a short time. THE MARYlxAND CASUALTY COM PANY'S Accident Policies are the most liberal con tracts written. They are positive promise« to pay, 4n plain English, made to be kept and as broad as any one should desire. All policies pay «pedal Indemnity for partial disabil ity. and cover all accidents, including septicemia, drowning, freezing, sun stroke, anaesthetics, hydrophobia and choking in swallowing. All policyholders protected by de posits aggregating $500,000, held by Insurance Departments of Maryland and New York. FRANK WOOLLEY. General Agent, Room 403, Equitable Bldg. THB NEW CHIEF OF POLICE. You can buy Plllsbury's Vi toe at 16c. package ami get one package Wheat Food free; Colonial Maize Flakes, 10c. package; Ralston's Health Oats, 10c. I<ackage; Ralston's Brain Broad Flour, 20e. package; Horning's Mineral Spring Water. 20c. gallon, good for kidney, «timulch and liver trouble. We sell wine« and liquors to family trade. Go to Lynch's for good values, good goods and fair treatment. D, W. Lynch & Co., Grocers, main store N. W. comer Madison and Fourth streets ; store. S. W. comer King and Eighth streets. branch Be sure you gel Allaband's Anodyne Expectorant for that cold. ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN «his Icy weather, so you better lake an "Ideal" policy with Vandovor & Fol lansbee, 404 Equitable Building.