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Our Creed: To publish the news that ought to be published; to tell the truth that ought to be told, and to put it into readable form. Weather: Today, Fair, slowly rising temperature light winds. Tomorrow, Fair, slightly warmer. variable winds, I SIXTEENTH YEAR. WILMINGTON, DEL»TUESDAY, »JULY 7, 1903. ONE CENT. % POPE LEO IS CLOSE TO DEATH'S DOOR: LIFE OE USEFULNESS ABOUT ENDED \ — •S^sauy/spy Btvsss gua/cd » '•* ti' m. Ai .<% 4 "^îÿî » i! €> ^ ■■ * » A n Sana . ", > . r_ « X,' 'W H r fpjd < m H % v % Viv' dKH m CAPO/rVAL SCPAriNO * m ■ mm \ u w I ,«V. 1 ^ f V I* - if < M fÊ0T m HSil! M It 1 m - i I ! \ € A V CAPDJJYA ZXl A>!,F7Tf?Cr^ Wfii I« &■ <s A 1 K~: tit ; A ' # u 1 \ * i • a J y ■ i k 1 fc: v ■V $ CMfpniN/AL. OOT7~I ■ Courtesy The Philadelphia Record. » Pontiff Passes a Restless Night Without Sleep, But Took Sonic Nour ishment ''LPT'EZf STATUS 'O^POJ^ErfÈErd Wa&EZLCa scLP/yaT'BUEPrârry rot?*:/u bezels:: CAPDTNAZ FETPiPAPl He Makes an pffort to Speak.** But Is Unable to Make Himself Un derstood It Was Decided to Per form an Operation, But He Was Too Weak to Permit It] Pope's Last Prayer. Leo. now sets thy sun, pale in Its dy ing ray; Black night succeeds the day. Black Might for thee; wasted thy frame; life's Hood sustains No more thy shrunken veins. Death casts hls fatal dart; robed for the grave thy bones Lie under the cold stones. But thy freed soul escapes her chains and longs in flight To reach the realms of light. That is the goal she sees; thither her Journey fares; Grant, I«rd, my anxious pruyeis. That with the citizens of heaven, Gods face pnd light May ever thrill my sight; That I may see Thy face, heavens queen, whose mother lova Has brought me home above. To Thee, saved through the tangles of a perilous way, I lift my grateful lay. This was Ills last yoeLcal composi tion. in Semi-Conscious State. Ho»he, July 7.—Pope Leo*« end seem« near. It was unofficially .stated in Vati can circles it hls afternoon that thc l*opu wa.s gradually ««Inking Into a tftato bor dering on unconsciousness. He makes ef fort« to «peak, but Is unable to make him self understood. Rome, July 7.—Following Is the text of the bulletin regarding «he condition of hls Holiness Issued at 9.36 o'clock this morn ing: *• "The I'ope passed a rosUess night, with out sleep. Nourishment, however, has been more (reeJy taken and the general rendi tion of the patient i»n little more reassur ing. An objective examination shows a change in iho right of «he thorax, and the ■middle lobe of the lung, which up to yesterday did not permit «he passage of nlr. now allows «he air to penetrate. On the olh«v' hand, tho Interior zone has be come more obtuse, and «he transmission of vocal and (tactile vibration Is wanting. This bads to the bellet «ha« there Is liquid In ihe pleura. An experimental Incision will be made. The Action of tho heart 1» depressed, so much so as to render the renal function Insnffielont snd «o cause cyanosis In the last phalanges of the hands. "Lapponi* 'MazzonJ." «Signed) Rome. July 7.—An operation of punc turing Ihe Pope's pleura with a pravaz syringe, In order to drain «he water eol lloeted there, was lo hove 'token place at noon today, but $t wan found that his Holinee«' weakness was too great to stand «he operation. The cyanosis of his flngersl 1M increasing, the lingers gradually stiffen-1 ir| K- ; . — ^T'w y TA:r rra, 7 r TT'lt 'that the Dope la sinking gradually, and I» now in a slat-- bordering on uncoivsclous noss. He make* efforts to speak, but can only with the greatest difficulty mutter j unintelligible words, wthich arc so feebly spoken and so mtiflied that it is impossible U> even form an Idea of what he Is cp-| deavorlng to say. j Rome, July 7.—Another morning has broken on the pathetic scene within the simple chamber of the Vatican, ■ whcrc Pope Leo lies dying. As the I soft light of dawn penetrated into the I room the Pontiff whispered to his de- 1 voted physician that ho desired the t shutters of the windows to he opened, saying "I wish to see once more, perhaps for the last time. Ihe rays of the sun." It is just a short while that the pope came hack to consciousness from a . . . . _ . . . , . . . sleep which Dr. Lapponi had induced .vgr* , J., , ... » by a strong dose of chloral. His sleep J , 1 A. . . . * was so deathlike that artificial respira* .. ,, . » yw » $ lion was continued, and Dr. Lapponi , . . , . . . every few minutes leaned anxiously ,, 4 . . . . .. ... . f over the couch to observe the illustrl ous patient and listen to his hardly perceptible breathing. Pope Leo awoke wet with perspiration, feeble to tho . , .7 . ... 1111 i extreme, and hls voice hardly audible. The fits of coughing had brought pains in hls chest and shoulders, and, think Ing his end was now near, he said to Dr. Lapponi: "Tell me when the time really comes." The doctor assured his holiness that he believed the danger of his immedi ate passing away was averted for the night and for today. Th^e seemingly last moments of Pope Leo are full of solemnity. Per haps liis last hours would he less mel ancholy and sad if the august sufferer were less conscious of the circum stances and hls mind less clear as to the duration of time remaining to him before he enters eternity. The condition of thc pope this morn ing was stationary. After twice ing a raw egg and a little brandy, he v/ent to sleep. At 9 o'clock Dr. Maz zoni visied bis holiness again. Although his physical powers are at the lowest ebb and his hVeathing becomes more labored the pope's mind is clear, as is manifest to all around him by his bright expressive eyes and the few words ho now and then suc ceeds in uttering. The scene is so touching that those present can scarce restrain their tears. The Count Ca millo «Peed, the pope's nephew, whom the dying man kept by his bedside Sunday, was so exhausted by his con tending emotions that ho had to be taken from his uncle's room, com pletely worn out. A few moments be fore, as he flood bowed beside tho bed. Pope Leo laid his hand on his bead with paternal aljection, saying: "Take courage." Shortly after 10 o'clock at night the pontiff received the extreme unction. At 9 o'clock hls condition seemed, so hopeless that only a short time appar ently remained before he would slide Into hla last Bleep. At Dr. Lappont's Initiative a hasty consultation of the pope's relatives. Cardinal Rafflpolla and other cccIcaiaBtiea was held, and decided that extreme unction | I should be given. The pontiff received the announcement with hls usual calm ness, and though scarcely able to speak audibly, he said he knew his time had come and he was ready to appear bc fore the sublime tribunal with full trust in the Divine ratrey. Monsignor 1'lfferi, Pope Leo's con fessor, administered the extreme unction, and when the ceremony was nver holiness sank hack on the pil low with aPPuicin Kreat relief that all was llone ant * l * lat L*e was entering in re!t a * ,< ' r * l * s ' on e pilgrimage, After the administration of the vla.ti« uru telegrams hoping for his re cover}' were shown to the pope, and he *PP« art 'd to be much gratified. One of the fangest features In hls enndl tlon is the tllP P°P a ,akpa *» ( p ' e K ranls inquiring about his health. Having heard that a Trench lady , , . . . . .. whom he had received In audience a - , . . , , , few weeks ego had telegraphed n 01103 „ , __" . „ . , . *. . .. Haßt? of sympathy, he asked to see the .. . . . * «1 dispatch, and when Monsignor Plneri ..... _ _* , ... brought it he was not satisfied with . . .. _. __ at thc me8sage ' b,,t wlsheU t0 • rongldered corta)ll thatthe ... . _ _- Ä ._ visit to France of the king and qucoir now arranged for July IS. will t J as ln the event of a fataJ 1 H termination of the pope's illness, King Victor Emmanuel will not be able to leave the kingdom until the successor to tho pontifical throne has been elect ed and Installed. Since the pope's illness assumed its present serious character there has been no very marked change in the symptoms, and tho alternation from hope to fear in the minds of the popu tation has given place to a certain feeling of apathy. For centuries the Romans had been accustomed to the rise and fall'of systems of government and to changes of rulers. This, doubt less. has affected the present gen eration, causihg them to regard with out anxiety or even keen interest events of this nature. The pope's 111 w a case in point. During the whole of Friday and Saurday, in spite of the blazing July sunshine, eager crowds thronged the colonades of the piazza of St. Peter's, questioning thc Swiss guards on duty at the doors ol the Vatican, ■watching the ingress and egress of ecclesiastical and other dig Hilaries and obtaining from them, when possible, information regarding the health of the Illustrious patient. Then „ . jaw came Sunday. The pope seemed to be sinking fast, and hope died away on ness the announcement that the viaticum J would be administered In tho evening. But as night wore on and the solemn rite was accomplished, contrary to cx peclation, a slight improvement In the i pontiff's condition was observed, tha s ii v i et v diminished and the crowds ! dwindled awav Some persons lieliev Al" tLA ed that the amelioration was only tem porary, the last effort of failing vital ity, and that It would be followed im mediately by corresponding prostra- 1 Uon, but this surmise proved Incorrect l | All day yesterday the improvement I was maintained until last evening, when the patient became very weak and the end seemed near. The pope himself seems persuaded that this Illness is his lost, and he has accordingly settled his affairs. Though awaiting the end calmly, his mind is clear, and he still gives attention to mundane matters despite the fad that he has been warned hy his doetors, who fear his keen intellect may wear away the frail sheath in which It ia encased. Prayers Recommended. Washington. July 7.—The apostolic delegation has received tho following cable from Cardiua Kapolla: ''Phenomenon of the illness of the hply father more accetuated. Mind very clear. Prayers recommended." Record of Leo's Life. C'arplncto March 2, ÎS16. Lorn a Huit real college at Home 1821. Matriculated at Grigorian University EcelesiaMlcs Entered College of Noble 1832. Appointed Domestic Prelate by Gregory XVI 18.17. to Court of Signa tura Referendary Marsh 16, 1837. rtriler of priesthood conferred December 31, 1837. Apostolic delegate at Benevento 1837-1841. Governor of Spole^o 1841-1813. Papal Nuncio n't Brussels 1843-1815. Made Arohblshoi Created Cardinal December 19, 1853. Made Cardinal Camarlèngo July, 1877. Elected Pope February 26. 1878. Crowned l'ope March 3, 1878. f Perugia 1816. Catholic Hierarchy In Revived R< See land March 4. 1878. Encyclical condemning communism, » clallsm and nihilism, December 28, 1S7S. Encyclical against here nin , j j May n, 1899. Cardinal» June 19. 1899. Celebrated ninetieth birthday March 2, ,90tl - I^ues Jubilee encyodo.1 to prelate« ren A™??* A M r A. vT-« Ih**i Iwtiinent Man n £*. !.■«. t >i,.|, rHte< i pontifical jubilee March 3, m , J consWtory—eeven Cantina !s created, j un e 22. 1903. _ i D ' W ' L * nch Co " Groeenez. Headquarters for Fruit Jars. Jelly ! 1 Hasses, Tin Cans. Healing Wax and 'Rubbers. Pure Spices. Main branch store. Eighth and King streets. Eighth and IKug .tracts, 1 I i«li«m N ember 5, 1882. Recognised unity t*f Italy October 7, 1HK3. Encyclical vember 6, 1885. Celebrated golde Celebrated grand jubilee 18ss. Encyclical on socialism and labor May 16. IHM. Celebrated episcopal Jubilee February. condemning liberalism No jubilee 1887. 1893. ppee.i to England for reunion of Issued Christendom April 11, 1891. Celebrated sixtieth anniversary of his first mass February 13, 1898. Declared 1990 a year of universal Jubilee Held consistory and credited eleven new Everybody bring your friends and go with the K. G. E. excursion to Atlantic l city> Thursday. July 23. V L 'V s -J m "IX * jwp» V o [MW r A »- 'g , C*PD/WL\S/iZp£.ll ' " ÇA &P//VA L */KrhlH&DL ' r/WMUTCLU t VOTES FOR POPE Cardinals Asscmb'e Ninel Days After Leo Is De clared Dead \m m LOCKED UP II CEILS Nine dajs after the Popes death there will be crowds in the streets about tbu Vatican w.itobInK intently a certain chimney, out smoke "sfumata" from a little the conclave i hamber will tell of llic of which the llre in The ballot for every vole that la :i0l| conclusive are immediately burned >u a brazor with damp straw, and the smoko that this sends up, seen by the walling throng outside, tells them that a choice has uot yet bsuii made. It is one of the several peculiar and ancient details of the groat ceremony by which the new head of the Church is selected. The llrst Is when Cardinal or otherwise <*l the voting lor the new uontilf. Oreglia. us C'lincrllngu of the Vatican, enters the .'ou m where the dead body of the Pope lies. He will have a little sil ver hammer m his hand, and with It he will lap the forehead of the dead man thrice, calling at each stroke "Joachim Peed." not by his olflolnl title. Officially Declared Dead. When Joachim Peed, cold and silent nut thus answer the sig net ring, the "Ring of the Fisherman" will be drawn from tils linger and he will be then offirdully declared dead, and the conclave that is to elect the successor will be summoned. This will meet in nine days. It takes its name from the fact that the cardi nals are locked up In "conclave" in a room in the Vatican shut off from all communication with the outside world. On the day of the conclave all are summoned from their cells by a bell thrice rung, and repair to the assembly chamber, l-'ruin this moment until the result of the voting Is announced they have no communication save with the Vatican officials. Their clothing and even their food is searched, lest they should contain correspondence from friends outside. If, by the greatest ex ercise of leniency, a visitor is admitted, he must speak to the immured Cardinal through a grating of iron and in a lone loud enough to be heard 1>y the walch in (iuatb, citM eis. After a night of this the conclave Is formally assembled early next fore noon, and all repair to the Hlsllne Chapel, where a desk has been provided! for each Cardinal! In the middle of the! hall are six tables and behind these an altar. Votes Cast in a Chalice. jn ihe centre are the printed words, "Ellgo In Summum Pentiflccn Rm. Dmmeum. D. Card." tl elect Sovereign ''".A"' ^ Cardinal —after which the voter inscribe* the name or the candidate he would elect At the foo t of the altar the voter lifts up his hand and exhibits the ticket be - tween hls thumb and finger. He then kneels and prays for a moment, after which he takes oath that he Is about. ( (o t . )eot him whom , according to God, he thinks ought to be elected. He then ; puts the ticket on the paten and slips .1 f:urn theme Into the < halb e, which (,e coter» up again. Then he makes l on cw u ImnuMiiately in front of the altar 'a a table on which are two chalice* for holding the ballots. Before proceed ing further, a search is made In the « Impel to assure the conclave of the fact that none but thorn» entitled to vote are present. Three inspectors of the elec tion arc then chosen hy ballot. Should any cardinal be ru ill that he 1« unable to leave hla dormitory, a committee is appointed to visit him and take hls vote, which 1s brought to the conclave sealed and deposited In one of the chal ices. Each cardinal writes on a little table In tile corner of the chapel the name of the candidate he would elect; In the centre of the voting ticket. This la of an oblong form, prepared according to the directions of the bull of Gregory XV. •■Litee before the allai* aii-l . >ve: I returns to his place. When all hove voted In like manner tlhe 1 — (Continued on Fourth I'age.) w\ m ira . COUNCIL JOBS Most Arc Hard Workers and Disappointments Will Be Keenly Felt FQUR „m m Of COUNCIL Now ilia 1- , the various committee» of City Council have been appointed, the next mat ter io be taken up Is the selection and elec Hon o. officers to till the eouuoilmanfc po stllons which will expire August 1. There -veil of the»- plums to ba-dhilrlhuled among the faithful and us there arc twice s many candidates a» positions to 1111 Council will have a hard itlrae .to decide w j )o ^ entitled to the moat recognition, plro on August 1, arc: are • Those Who Qo Out. The oftlclals whose terms of otllco cx WUIIam L. Hsmnnn, ilcrk of Conned; J. Hdward Hr Nabb, bal'llR of Council; John J. llongh man. City Auditor; Dennis K. Connell, auditor's clerk; John J. Monaghan, treas urer s clerk; Andrew J. O'Neill, clerk of Uio market and John J. Ryan, coal oil In spector. The lust Is.lhc IhwI paying poOI llon of mlie lot and cmiscsiueivlly several of.l«r it, but from present Indications It looks as If Clerk of the Market O'Neill, cba'rman of Ihe City Demoerutle Commit itee, would land ithe Job. The [«sillon pays $2,566 and $3,666 annually, t'U rk of Coumdl pays $1.200; bailiff. $736; auditor, $1.366; auditor's clerk, 1966; Irwisurer s clerk, |9<I6; and clerk of lUie market 1600 and fees which means about $1.666 annually. There arc four men [irondneiitly men tioned for the office of clerk of Council, but it is believed that one of -the four has already been practically decided upon by the I ig guns of Council for the Job. Al though lie never itook any active hands In politics until a few years ago he forged ahead 'through his own efforts and the help of Oils brother an ox-councllman. Candidates for Council Clark. The candidates for this position are be lieved to be John J. Monaghan, at pres ent treasurer's clerk; John llyatil. a new» (Mp-r man; Wiliam L. Hamann, Iho pres ent Incumbent, and Pater Morrison, who formally hold the position. Candidates for Bailiff. For bulllIT I hero ore but two candidates prominently mentioned, tho present in cumbenl and John Holzer, of the First ward. Unless IndiothUlons point wrong. Mc Nabb looks to lie a winner. Like bailin', there are only two candi dates for 'the ofllco of city auditor. Some predict that Ihe present incumbent, Jdhn J. Uoughiram, others say Ernest J. Olteni will receive the plum. Both men have friends In Council and a ('lose content between tho two la ex III be re-oleoted, while ! J nvisskaier. I that department now held by Republican*, ) who will Is- supplanted by Démocrate This, together with the faot that extensive Improvements will be made to tho water system of the oily, will necessitate ap ported, Dennis Connell, present «udfctoT* dork, would not refuse <the billet of cool odl In * peu tor If banded to him and H I» be itave ! 'that he ha« a.(hankering for the job, although Dennta never had much to »ay, leaving everything ln uh« hand« of hbs friend. Councilman McCaffurty. There is some »talk of «him being elected clerk of -the markets, providing Andrew O'Neill lands the coal oil Inspectorship. Nothing however, can l»* definitely 8ie«trd regarding the maMer and It Is a *to«« up a* to how toe doe« stand und what position he will finally be elected to. For Market 'Clark. William Morrow and James Uurlock, each desire* to become clerk of the mar ket« anl are making an active canvass for ■the position. If the Job is given either the Chances are that It will be Morrow. Health Board Positions. Next February «here will bo five or six irasIMons to fill at «he crematory, a halt doxen In Iho surveyor'.» office and a secre tary and four executive officer« of the Board of Health. Some say «here will be a shako up In the Water Department, now that IV* 1er Ford has been u ppain'ted water com There are many good Jobs In point «.« ol i number of men to good po M-tlons. others say that Mr. Ford/vUI allow tho department to remain as K Is. a non-par ; tlsan body. u TO HARE'S CORNER Christiana Contruction Com pany and Stewart and Donahoc Only Bidders LIVY COURf WILL ACL THURSDAY Special Session to Bo Held When Contracts Will Probably Be Awarded. President Chandler Thinks Bids Are Too High. Bids for macadamizing the Hare'a «'orner rond from the I*. ft S. railway truck o.i the Wlltnluglou causeway to ilt> highway bridge over Ihe Delaware ..illmail at F.irnhurst. a distance of -.34 miles were opened by the Levy Court this morning. There were but two bid ders, and it was decided to hold a »pe rlai session of the court on Thursday, when the bids will be considered ami the contract for the work probably awarded. The bidders wero the Christian ■onslrui lion Company, and Stewart & Donahoc. The bids of the fonuer com pany were the* lowest. The bills of each bldiler were accompanied by a ccrtl ned check for 31.QUO, payable to the halrman of the Delaware State High way Commission. After It was decided to take the mailer up Thursday, the ■ •hoi ks and bids were referred to Presi dent Korrigan, of the Highway Com mission until that time. The bids were us follows: Christian Construction Company—1(1 foot wide, HI Inches deep, 118,364.34; 16 feet wide, 8 Inches deep, $13,736.30, 14 feet wide, 10 Inches deep, $16,483.90; 14 Inches wide. 8 Inches deep, $14,317.63; 13 feet wide, 10 Inches deep, $14.305.87; 12 feet wide, 10 Inches deep, $12,998.90; 10 feet wide. 10 Inches deep, $13,133.63; 10 feet wide, 8 Inches deep, $11,629.86. Htewnrt ft Donahoe—16 feet wide, 10 Inches deep, $20,784; 16 feet wide, 8 Inches deej> ,$16,050; 14 feet deep, 10 Inches deep, $14,339; 14 feet wide. 8 inches deep, $14,339; 12 feet wide, 10 Inches deep, $15,757; 12 feel wide, 8 Inches deep. $13,028; 19 feet wide, 10 Inches deep, $13,784; 10 feet wide, 8 Inches deep. $11,021. The amount appropriated by the re cent Legislature for good loads was $20,000. If the entire stretch of Hw Hare's Corner road, for which bids were submitted, is Improved it will take at least two-thirds of this amount. Home of the members of the court seem to be of the opinion that such a large amount should nut be expended on one road, but sections of other highways should also be improved. A resolution In regard to a proposed suricy for the road leading through Klsmcro was offered. Mr. Armstrong objected to thu resolution on the griyttmls that the court should wall un til It finds out how much the Hare's Corner road will cost, and how much money will be left la-fore ordering any more surveys. It was referred to the Highway Committee. The following communication was received from George D. Kelley, comp troller Gentlemen: Home time ago your hon orable body referred to me the bills for printing the lists of qualified voters published at Ihe last general election. I am returning to you herewith the bills submitted and curtain affidavits and other papers which I have collected In the course of my examination. You will notice that in many cases the at lldavits made arc In direct conflict as to the facts. 1 have consulted with the various parties on numerous occasions, and have endeavored to get them to make some adjustment of the matter among theitselvcs, but without suc cess. You will readily see, upon examina tion of the papers that it Is impossible for me to advise the payment of any of the accounts rendered, us by mak ing payment to any claimant In any instance X am unable to certify to your body that claims for the same work wilt not be made by others and suits brought to enforce such claims. In my Judgment It Is absolutely Impossible for the Interests of the county In this mat terto be protected without the deci sion In some Judicial proceeding by which all of thc parties will be bound, and the determination of the questions Involved settled so as to relieve the county from further claims, I advise that thc matter be taken up in this way by your body and that such pro ceeding be taken as will accomplish the result desired. Yours very truly, George D. Kelley. Comptroller. Thomas Davis, counsel for Charles L. Story, who printed some of the reg istration hats, appeared before the court. He stated that there was now nineteen districts that are not disputed, and asked the court to take some action on those districts. The matter was held over, however, until the comptroller is consulted. The bills of Clerk of the Peace Quig ley, amounting to $2.361.29, for the quarter ending June 30, were allowed, The court this afternoon will consider plans and specifications for the pro posed new Draner run bridge. After court adjourned President Chandler stated that the bids were much higher than he had expected. He thinks that if the county is going to have a good road to Hare's Corner it should be wider than ten feet. A Big Moonlight Excursion. Will be taken by the Methodist Young People's Union on Thursday evening, July 9. on City of Ch the river to Philadelphia. Be sure and go with them. Boat leaves Fourth street wharf at 7 o'clock. Tickets 50 .... julMI cents.