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ItF.I.AWAIll'. «A ZETTE, EM TAU El.S II El» 17H4 )
Tin* Government Belief Boat Pro
ill- Oh
Mliort llalloiiN to 570 Turnout« and
Elude Ore
Cincinnati, Fob. 13.—At 10 p. m. the
river staods 70 feet 4 inoheB. A heavy
rain fell from 6 p. in. to 8 30, when there
slight indications of colder weather.
The Ohio legislature to day passed a
bill appropriating $200,000 for the relief
of the flood suffc
Fourteen frame bouses floated past here
to day, one of them a üandsome two
story residence. Twenty-five buildings
floated pa«t Aurora. There 1 b no tele
graphic communication with Lawrence
burg, but it is understood that several
honseB floated past there last night. Tbe
sufferers at Newport, Ky., to day reoeived
$800 from the jewelers of New York City.
river is expeoted to reach a stand
still here to night. Codington, Ky., is
pletely surrounded by the iood.
Cold weather now could have no sub
stantial effeot on the flood, that has about
done its worst ; bnt with oild weather,
the imprisoned people in all the towne
and olties along the Ouio wonld suffer
terribly for lack of fael. Few realize the
ditfljnlty of getting supplies delivered.
landings for steamers, and
the damage done to buildings by the
waves caused by passiug steamers has
been so great as to cause the occupants
of flooded honseB <o fire on tbe steamers
bringing them relief.
The rolief steamers, to be of real ser
vice, will have to be equipped with life
lug orews and boats. It can readily
be seeu how slow would be tbe work of
carrying any considerable quantity of
fuel to such places as Lawreuoebnrg,
Iud., aud New Richmond, Ohio, that
entirely submerged and surrounded with
Tbe News-Journal has reoeived a special
from Portsmouth, Ohio, dated yesterday,
and forwarded from Moiotoville, the
nearest telegraph station, saying that
that there is not
of dry ground
in the city, aud not a hundred houses
Sandsy, Spry's Block, not Shay's,
fore reported, Green's feed store and the
not nuder water. Iu a fire
burned. One hundred sacks
of mail matter were also burned. The
telephone exchange
houses have floated off, and the post
office and bauks
destroyed Many
closed. The
aud hay orops iu the Ssioto valley
Gallipolis, O , Feb. 13 —It is estimated
that 30,000 persons along the river,
within a distance of 25 tuiles, will have
to be fed by oharity for
Evansville, Ind., Feb. 13 —The river
continues to riso elowly but steadily. It
is still 1 foot aud 7-10 of
W.'.-k :«.
inoh lower
than last year, and the opinion of boat
three fset
is that it will rise two or
. While Evansville will
the oouutry round about is a vast
covered with 30 feet of
Only the tops of the houses
Mauy farms
aorosd the river in Kentnuky
Although the farmers
better prepared thau last year, their
losses will be great.
Lincoln estimates that tbe purob
pplies by the mayors of vario
authorized by him yesterday will amount
to about $5U,000. General Saxton at
Louleville will start a boat to day with
pplies operating directly below Louis
Captain Cushing is landing a
boat at Pittsburg intended
Iroutou at
I : i
General Saxton's
pudition will cost aboat tbe
leaving $120.000 of the amount appro
priated to be disbursed by General Beck
with who has charge at Cincinnati.
The secretary has directed General
Beckwith to hire aud load boats there
with proper food, clothing and other
Dessart«* for the de titute as far east
ble. Tbe
far south
expeuse of $65,000.
that point as po
four ofli.iers ordered from Coiurnh
racks io Cincinnati will anoempany the
boats. The secretary has requested
General Beckwith to send him an e-tl
of what he will be able
plisb with tbe $120,000 remaining aud
suggested Lis conferring with Hon.
Richard Smith of Cincinnati, as to the
beat co
W ILKBBUAKHE, Feb. 14 —The Smque
hauua Hero has risen 10 fset sinoe last
17 feet above low water
d aud ia still rising over an Inch
hour. The west side banks
iuundated. Communniuation aud travel
between here and Kiugfliou are again cut
off. No serious danger is appr^Ueuded.
Cincinnati, O., Fel». 14 —At 7 p. m.,
eded throe fourths of
inch, aud tbe good news of tbe actual be
ginning of a decline spread quickly,giving
a profound feeling of relief wherever it
reached. The first notioe of a check
during tbe afternoon, aud the posting of
it on 'Change caused an outburst of
applause from tbe people in waiting for
river bulb.tine.
Tbe Commercial-Gazette's steamer, Kate
Waters, returned at 1 o'clock this morn
ing from a trip to Ripley with relief sup
plies. Messrs. Bishop and Collins, who
went with the steamer, Bay that the hills
the opposite sides of the river
its bauks. The people aßked first
, next for ropes with whioh to
anchor their houses, and lastly for cooked
provisions. None waut clothing. The
everywhi re swept away or
their corners. Rural and
wrecks. The water is
night. It
the rivor had
Augnata, Ky.,
running behind Augusta, making
island of it. Dover, Ky., is iu 12 feet of
water in the shallowest part. New Pales
tine, Ohi->, is nearly ruined. New Rich
mond is still worse off.
In Point Pleasant, General Gram's
birth plroe, only two houses are out ol
the water. Moscow is in a bad condition,
many bouses haviug disappeared. Neville
is a wreck, and Shiloh Is worse thau
Neville. Half of Higglusport is in water.
Levanua is badly submerged. Ripley is
iu a terrible ooudition. One side of a
brick house at Ripley fell in yesterday
aud others are weakening. Tue people
say the farmers from the oouutry are
helping them, wherever the roads aud
the floods permit access. The misery,
destruction and distress cannot be over
Louisville, Feb. 14.—At 9.30 last nigLt
er bad reaohed 44 feut 6 inches,
the highest point of last year's fljod, and
at 11.30 the oaual gauge registered 44
feet 7J inches, with the water rising at
inoh per
hour. The weather is getting colder,with
the thermometer registering 33 degrees.
The situation at Jeffersonville grows
At Utica, Ind , 12
church almost with
out food. Some abandoned tbe church
last night aud sought safety iu tbe open
high knolls
Governor Knott has it-aned a proclama
tion to the people of Kentucky calling
npon them to aid the Hood sufferers by
private subscriptions contributions aud
General Rufus Saxton, who Is in oharge
of the distribution of $300.000 appro
priated by the government, has chartered
the steamer Mattie Hays, and will start
a distributing tour down the river
Lebanon, Feb. 14.—William E. Russell,
the Catholic
of three fourths of
worse with the rise,
I ; I
Supreme President of
Knights of America, has issued
dress to the Catholio Kuights of America
oalling on the fraternity to send
to B. G Everage, Supreme Trustee, at
William Smith, Lonis
they may
Cincinnati, and
ville, snob contributions
desire to make for the flood sufferers.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb 14.—This _ —
ing the press aud oltizens' relief boat,
Iron City, started down the Ohio,
will be followed by the Katie Btookdale,
whioh has been chartered by the govern
ment, to-morrow morning,
boats oarry 300,000 pounds of food aud
olothing, which is considered sufficient
for the relief of 25,000 flood sufferers.
Th6 Iron City will work from Beaver to
Parkersburg, W. Va. The Katie Stook
dale will proceed direot to Irouton, Ohio,
and will work up the river until Wheel
ing is reaohed.
ranged to meet there. The Iron City ia
in oharge of Rev. E. R. Donehoo and
The boats have
repr»HButfttlvHB of daily newspape
this olty. Captain Rose of the United
, will oommaudtbe Stookdale.
Lawubncbburo, Ind., Feb. 14.-—Tbe
levee bank that bad recently be
rebuilt to proteot thla olty from
llow by the Miami river, baa been broken
down by the «wollen watera of that
stream, and the current of the mighty
river, in Its course to the Ohio, ban
poured its torrents through tbe heart or
tbe oity aud engulfed It In 12 to 20 feet
of water. Four thousand people
homeless and compelled to orowd them
selves iu public buildings and other
places of shelter from tbe invading waters.
The utmost destitution prevails ; 3,600
people muat be daily fed. A relief
mitteebas been organized, a commis «ary
department opened and desperate efforts
made to assist aud relieve tbe unfor
tunate people, but we must have assist
and help from abroad.
Over 600 honseB have been swept
away, and rain and devastation rages
every side. Will the generona and chari
table of your oity aid us ? Tbe waters
continue to rise, and the probabilities
that the entire olty of 6,000 inhabitants,
will be Bwept out of existence.
Cincinnati, Fab. 16 —At 3 40 o'olook
iug au alarm of fire was sounded
from the box at Ludlow and Pearl streets
where the water Hurrounds the houses.
When an engine reached that plaoe it
discovered that the
two brick ImildingB
Pearl street near Lndlow had fallen iu,
aud that ten persons had been burled in
the ruins or drowned.
The ooonpanta of the front portion had
given an alarm and before the real cause
ascertained the fire alarm
sounded. The firemen in ooujunotion
with the polioe made superhuman effort,
to resoue the living and
bodies of the dead.
portion of
the soalh side of
The bnildings w
houses, aud had from 20 to 30 oocupauts.
The living
members of a family named Burke, Mr.
and Mrs. Coulter, Maud Bills, Lydia
Ellis, Willie Kyle and another whose
name is unknown
been ornsbed
Mrs. Webb
use i
, but four
supposed to have
:| mu II.-. 1 .
oooupant of a room iu
the part that fell, was awakened by the
oraoking of the walls and tried to arouse
the others, but she tell with the building
aud yet esoaped without injury.
Galveston, Feb. 15—A speoial from
Dallas, eays : The Trinity river h
flowed its banks. Tbe only dry spot iu
ibe bottom is on the pike leading from
the oity to the hills. Elm Fork, between
Dallas aud Denton, has inundated the
surrounding country for miles Five
miles of trestling on the Missouri Pacific
railroad haB been washed away. All
trains on that road have been abandoned.
No malls from St. Louis or the east have
been reoeived sinoe Sunday.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 15.—An ice gorge
has formed at the overslaugh, two miles
below this oity, and the river haB risen
12 feet aud is still rising slowly. The
lower part of the olty and the lumber
district are inundated. Ice an inob tbiok
formed last t ight. Tbe weather is oold.
Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 15.—Ten in
surance companies Lave given $100 each
aud tbe board of underwriters $200 for
the sufferers by the flood. There
3,250 destitute persona in this olty.
Many were fonnd by the relief committee
yesterday lying on damp straw.
Easton, Pa., Feb. 15.—At 11 o'olook
thla morning the Delaware ri
feet high and ioe, logs aud lnmber
being awept paat here in large
quantities. Tbe mills aloDg Dock street
been stopped by tbe overflow of the
Lehigh river.
PiTT.sauRO, Feb. 15 —The press relief
boat, lroa City, left for Parkersburg last
night aud will distribute provisions aud
clothes to all who make their wants
water ia the Surquehauua at thiB poiut
has fallen from 21
Feb. 16 —Tbe
17 feet above low
water mark since last night. It is ex
the Delà
peoted that the travel betwe
d Kingston
e, Lackawanna & Western railroad
will be resumed by Tuesday."
I.I'UIA, Feb. 16 —The western
gr«it nally falling aud in most
with increasing rapidity.
At Shawneetown, Illinois, the water is
from 10 to 30 feet deep all
oampiug in tents
the place,
aud people
outside the town.
In Arkansas the rivers
very high,
fl-eing in the vicinity of
Fallon, Arkansas,. Ilesds of oattie
small uplands
iting their doom. Many of
reported to
the emaller towns in Ohio
be totally wrecked.
Cincinnati, Feb. 18 —The Commercial -
has reoeived the following
specials :
Catlbttsburo, Ky., Fab. 18 —The
witnih its banks. Half of the
population ia scrubbing Its houses.
New Albany, Ind , Feb. 18. —It bas
rained since 3 o'clock yesterday morning.
The river has fallen 15 InoheB.
Evansville, Ind , Feb. 18. —Last
i reaohed at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Tbe river will
probably go 4 iuobes above.
Cincinnati, Feb. 18.—A dlspatob from
Cairo, Ills., dated yesterday 11 p. in.
says : The river is 50 feet 7 inches.
The weather ia clear and cold. The
Illinois Central transferred its trains at
Wiokliffe this afternoon. The river at
Paducah this afternoon
higher than it
higher than last year.
Cincinnati, Feb. 18. —The steamer
Geueial Pike, with government supplies
went down the river from here yesterday,
Lieuteuant Rnhleu in oharge, aud landed
at Trantmau's, Ohio, and Audersou's
Ferry, Stringtowu and Taylorsport, Ky.
It distributed about equally in these four
towns 5,700 short rations to 570 persona
From 10 to 15 bouses
from each of the places. Tie destitution
is very great. Mauy of the sufferers
barefooted and otherwise scantily clad.
numerous ot five families
small hut
iu 1867 and two feet
washed away
J; stances
being bonsed in
hillside. This is the first assistance any
of these people have reoeived since the
llood began.
lleKulla Ilenled Ad
a Cadiollc Cliurcli.
VcleraiiN li
m I nnIoii (
A Wilkesbarre, Fa., special 1
Philadelphia Press dated Monday,
"Captain John Muuday, a gallant soldier
in the late war aud junior vloe
mander of the Grand Army post here,was
buried to-day. The veterans of the post
had taken oharge of the funeral and
attended in a body in full regalia.
The funeral servioes
St. Mary's Roman Catholio Chnroh,
which in his lifetime Captain Monday
attended, bnt on tbe arrival of the pro
cession at tue door of tbe edifice Father
O'Uarran, the pastor, refused to admit
the Grand Army men unless they wonld
remove their badges. This they refased
to do, and declining to take farther part
in the funeral, wheeled round and
marched back to their hall. Father
O'Uarran's action has created a bitter
feeling among the Grand Army
of whom, though many
but denounces bis course."
to be held in
, not
Au Injunction Against (lie Ford».
Baltimore, Feb. 18 —Judge Fisher, in
the oity oironit oourt, to-day filed his
of McCanll against
the latter from produoiug the operetta ot
the "Beggar Student." The opinion
states that Mr. Ford oannot make a
libretto in imitation ot Zell's, and
junction will Ibbub upon proper appli
opinion in the
John T. and Charles E. Ford
200 Uhlldreu Hilled.
Cairo, Feb. 16.— Col. de Coetlogan,
commander at Khartonm,has been orealed
Pasha and made aoting governor-general
of the entire Soudan. He has summoned
the notables
ooanoil Sunday. According to latest
advloes tbe nnmber of ohildren killed by
200. Gen.
meet Gen. Gordon in
the Arabs at SInkat
Gordon has arrtved at Shendy 90 miles
below Khartoum.
Eduoation begins the gentleman, but
reading, good company and refleotion
must finish him.— Locke.
til AN
He Tli1 1
(he Present I'oiigrcHH
« biibjcct — 1
Ns a Vuits, Fun. 14—The .Mail and
Exp ess wilt printIhiu *:terioon an inter
vio-v with Senator Bli-rioan on the pro
whicj the
made. In reply to a
the coming actii
nan said he did not be
suit could be
following syuoptis
gress, Mr. Shet
lieve tiie r<
thau guessed at. "lu tarif! disous
it is the unexpected which
but 1
just what 1 think Congress ought to
do, aud that is to let the Bubjeot severely
alone during the present Congress.
There is no question that the business
interests of the oountiy generally
somewhat injured by the last tariff bill,
by the sensitive and unoer
taiu state of the money market.
"While the revenue law of last winter
gave great relief in the reduction of
taxes, it was very injurious to the
and wo len industries. Ohio aud Penn
sylvania have suffered severely through
operation of last year's bill. While
that the wool growers had
suffered severely, yet the full effeot of
the recent law was not yet known. It
would be very unwise by any fresh dis
turbance of tbe tanll to prevent the
oountry finding out the whole vfieot of the
last law. Besides Congress 1 b iu
dition to piss a harmonious aud well
considered tariff. Not only are the
houses not iu harmooy with each other,
but there are differences of opinion
among members of the same party io the
He said that a proper tarif! law oould
only be made when one party hai the
power aud the responsibility. In the
present Congress the responsibility would
be divided between a Democratic House
and Republican Senate. Even if another
tariff should become a law, the people
would not know whom to hold aocouut
probable that hereafter
party lines would be drawn
financial questions, and he thought
it would be a happy day for this
country when this is the
popular opinion might fairly deoide for
or against proteotion duties. That the
Republican party has been,' from the
begiuniug aud is in favor of such pro
tection duties with a view to diversify
industries, is shown by the laws it
has enacted for 24 years past.
It is almost certain that were the Dem
ocratic party in power, it wonld take
grouud against all systems of protection,
aud frame laws Blmply with a view to
believe tnat when this issue
of Con
able. It
is made, portions of the south will'favor
prot ctiou duties and p-irtions of the
will he for free trade. He Baid he had
observed a growing feeling
of tbe states in favor of free
material, bat he did not believe that
this would stand the ordeal of
a popular eleotiou. Protective duties
must extend to all forms of labor aud
need not extend to capital whioh is, at
this period,almost as oheap&ud abundant
as it is in Europe. He had always thought
the development of
of the chief objeots ot tbe protective lawB
ntaoturiug will in*
judl 1
as, when
onsly developed,
evitabiy follow. However, he did not
think that any industry whioli cannot be
reasonably expected
to bs self-sustaining should gut tbe
full benefit of the protection by the
cheapening of home productions which
will follow from home competition. The
products ol the farm will have ,the ad
vantage of a home market caused by the
diversity of employment. He expressed
tbe lapse of
the opinion that free trade
by Frank Hard,
political tbeouists—wonld be utterly de
interests of tbe
college professors—
struotive to the busio
country, aud produce the
iu trade and Uuaucul ruin that followed
the teudenoy
iu conclusion, "is a system ot pio
tection duties, moderate iu degree but
stable aud
poiut aud
nideratiou. Then
free trade iu 1837 aud
want," Baid Senator Sher
This last is a great
which should obtain
want marked
r commercial laws t
ship building aud
ohauges i
courage Amt
the high
< 011114-1 I -
■ill TIilukN l.a(robe'N Kace Is
Ile SU
Mi. William T. Croaedale, late editor
pcliuos In Maryland,
the Democratic party in
and publisher of The Day,
aeked his opinion
He Haid : "I
this state nothing, and I don't
becomes of it, although 1 have a little
account of its prinol
know that eight
liking left for i
pies. I
have been found who have courage
enough to act
for the good of the people. If there were
uld be to the beat
more of snob
interests of the oity. I
do not think there is any
whioh forbids those eight
not a lawyer,
patriots from remaining away from the
coQDoil chambers. Snob things have
occurred before in legislative bodies, and
the result in nearly all
promise. Unless pnblio opinio?
openly sustains tbe stand thoBe
bolted have taken, the ring will find a
carry the ordinance through,
insult to every honest
When Mr. Ueiakell's term of office
shall have expired, it may be then
thought wise by many people to give the
fire department back into the hands ol a
, when the
bas b
which will be
o mmissicn, bat not
v nauge is desired witn
to suppress evidenoe whioh will be
utcrial iu tbe coming
trials of certain members of the old board.
Tue management of the department
almost equals that of amilitary company,
and, there
council, is vastly better thau any divided
authority. It is certainly
discipline of the department, bat subject
to modification iu the purchase ol
supplies ; although
limits thu expenditures."
•'What about the Bohool hoard?"
a single bead, strictly
tbe mayor aud city
of the
asked tbe reporter.
"I think anything better thau tho pre
sent system ; in fact, nothing could be
devised that wonld gi
responsible to the people."
a body less
Mayor Latrobe's chances to
anooecd MoLaue in the gubernatorial
ohair ?"
; he will never hold
another public offioe. With the develop
ments of the next few weeks his few
maiuing friends will have left him.
fully expressed my belief concerning this
in the last canvass."
Mr. Croaedale will ooutinueto reside in
Baltimore. He Bays that, after being
actively connected with journalism for
the past 18 years, he
for awhile.
intends to rest
A Catbolte Brl4le Hi Milwaukee X'
(o App
HuNltaiitl au4l la NiipiMisod (o Have
lluu Away.
Milwaukee, Wis.,
Soha fer, a Catholic,
married last night to Henry Gunther, a
Protestant. The gnests had gathered,
bnt the bride-elect failed to appear.
her oonld be fonnd, aud the polioe
have been notified. They had a dispute
reoently about bringing np the children,
if they had any,in the Catholio faith and
as he opposed her wishes it iB supposed
away to avoid marriage
thr*. aocouut. The got is attributed to
the recent exoitement
Eagen murder, which
■ k r4»(4-Mtaut
Marry II
Feb. 14.—Mary
have been
traoe of
instituted, but
that she
the Starnold
due to the
Wendell Phillip»' Will.
Boston, Feb. 16.—The will of Wendell
filed in the probate oonrt to
made, his
$260,000 in
day. No pnblio bequests
property aggregating
value being devised to his widow and
adopted daughter.
Report of I
Missionary Meeting;
Wyoming Yesterday.
'I'"" «' "I
Wyoming, Feb. 13 —The iniseiouary
ui«etu. fc of the Refirmed churches of the
Peninsula, commenced iu St. John's
Church last evening, aud listener! to a
sermon by the Rev. C. W. Levan, of
-idgiey, d.
A temporary organiz&th
efijeted with G W. Levan, president; A
rt. Wetz-l, secretary, and S. F. Lanry,
treasurer. A motion to make the organi
zation permanent
olose of the session.
The topio of disonssion at this morn
deferred till the
lng's session—"The duty of
iu the work of home missions'' —
opened by the Rev. 8. F. Laury, who
showed the nature of this duty as it re
lated to the life aud work of every indi
vidual Christian, aB well aB the specifio
duties of oougregations of Christians.
The Rev. Mr. Melvin of the M. E.
Church here, said that our duties as mis
sionary workers should be ot the apos
tolio kind. As Christ was the living head
of the ohuroh, we should strive to ad
vance His king lorn ou earth in whatever
J. G. Brown, wno performed the first
missionary work
towards establishing the Reformed chnroh
here, aud afterwards, at Ridgeiy,Milling
and Easton, recounted at length, b
hurriedly, the early history of these mis
sions as a practical illustration of the
duties of our people '.a the home mission
The discussion was further participated
in by Mr. Levan and others.
The second topio—"To what point shall
dlreot our missionary efforts Un
opened by A. E. Wetzel, who stated, in
Pennsylvania in 1880, ont of a population
of 3,695,062, there were 149,184 members
cf tue Reformed chnroh,
every 25. In the same year there
11,095 persona residing in Delaware;
a population which, at the same ratio,
would give 442 members, of whom about
75 constituted the organization at Wyom
ing, the rest being scattered
State, mainly, however, at Wilmington.
That oity, therefore, seemed to present
The third topio—"What is the best
meaus of promoting missionary work ?"
opened by J. G. Brown, who advo
cated individual effort,oo-operativo actiou,
self-denial aud liberal contributions of
the Peninsula
the most promising point to
missionary operations.
time and money. Our people mast be
tduoated to this work; it should be taught
iu the schools, aud he oonld cite nnmer
instances where large and flourishing
congregations had Bprnngfrom small mis
Mr. Melvin Bpoke of the importance ot
Sunday sohool work, and the Rev. Mr.
Lanry, Levan and others spoke
This evening the Rev. S. F. Lanry
preached a missionary sermon from the
; "Go teaoh all nations." After the
sermon, L. N. Steuner of the Lntherau
Church, Hpoke of Wilmington
sionary field. There are, he said, a great
many persons living there who
from central Pennsylvania, the strong
hold of the Reformed aud Lutheran
ohnroheB, who have not and will not
ueot themselves with any other religions
The permanent organization business
taken up and deferred to
A missionary collection
decided that the next meeting
should be held at Ridgeiy, Md.
taken, and
cceedea by J. XI. Melialley of
ClieNter, l'a.
W. T. Westbrook, manager of the Del
aware k Atlantic Telegraph and Tele
phone Company's business iu this oity,
who has been in oharge of the exchange
since its establishment here, will shortly
tender the resignation of his position to
the company to accept the general super
intendeuoy of its business in Philadel
phia. Mr. Westbrook succeeds W. B.
Gill who vacates bis offioe to acoept the
management of tbe Wes
graph Company's Philadelphia i flioe.
VV. T. Westbrook will be succeeded
here by J. U. Mehafley, the
the Western Union Telegraph aud Dela
& Atlautio Telepaoue companies of
Chester, Pa., who will resign his position
as soon as his successor has been ap
pointed. Mr. Westbrook's time will be
occapied with his business in Phila
delphia, but his family will
tiuue to reside here tor a time
His snocessor, who has been manager of
the Western Union Telegraph Compauy'n
< flioe at Chester, aud latterly of the tele
phone company, is spoken of as a most
capable and efficient mau for the position.
He is conrteons and obligiug and is very
popular with his company's patrons in
Chester. As bis headquarters will b? in
this city he will shortly remove here
with his family.
Mr. Westbrook
Union Tele
ager of
positiou is a
direot promotion, and Is regarded by bis
friends here
a Jnst recognition of his
anagement of the telephone
company's business.
tieorge l»ean AKarked aud Robbed l»y
Two Men, Wlio Leave Him llouud
t—How He Saved
ami Journal.
Flkton, Feb. 14.—George Dean, a
young larmer residing two miles west of
Kiktou, was attacked last night about 9
o'olook by
from this place. Tho assault
in the covered bridge
grabbed him and cried :
your life l" at the
en while walking hone
Red Mill. One
telling the ether, who flourished a knife,
to cut Mr. Dean's throat if he made any
Mr Dean resisted and a struggle
ed, iu whioh he
cut slightly
tue baud aud neck. Iu the struggle he
dropped his pocketbock, containing $40,
ten by his assailants. They overcame
him, bonud him hand and foot aud
robbed him of $2 50 iu change. He did
not reoogniza his assailants. They
white aud not marked.
Mr. Dean gnawed tbe rope around his
hands aud went to a house close by. An
effort was made lees than a year ago at
tbe same place to rob him of bis horse
and carriage.
a( Middletown.
The barn of L G. Vaudegrift, at Mid
destroyed by fire, together
with a horse, cart, harness, hay, Ac., at
early hour Monday morning.The llameB
were discovered issuiLg from a hayloft,
before daybreak, bnt before anything
oould be done
stalls the building
oped in
rescue the horse in the
completely envel
and the animal |
burned to death. The
loss is estimated at about $500 whioh is
probably iu part covered by insurance.
Tbe building It is thought was fired by
who went iuto the hay loft to
spent^the night, avd either attempted to
light a pipe, or intentionally lighted the
loose hay and straw.
Injured by (lie Car».
Robert Wright of New Castle, while
attempting to board tbe sonth-bonnd
tbe Delaware railroad at 6 25
Saturday evening at the
Market street orossing missed his footing
and fell. His right foot was cangbt
beneath the wheels of the moving train
and badly out. The wounded
esoorted to the police station, where his
injured foot
shaw, and he
home In New Castle in a carriage.
dreeaed by Dr. Grlm
afterwards taken to hiB
■»over Mlaalon Collection.
Uazettu aud Journal.
Special Corresponde
Dover-, Feb. 17 —The annual mission
ary collection was taken up this after
In the M. E. Sunday school. The
amount realized was $355 58; $5 less than
last year. Tbe oolleotion wonld, no
doubt,have been larger bnt for the inolem
ant weather, whioh kept many of the
soholars away. The people here
awake to the missionary oanse.
A TV lilt AY A f
Y. & H.
An Erring liocnl I'r
of a
AekN flu
lion fr
ely Y
The T
Ida Haines, a comely yonng servant
girl, emp'oyed by a family ou West
Eighth street, was ^.-iveu a hearing befoie
Birtolette ou Saturday
charge of disorderly conduct and threat
ening the life of William T. Tull, a
grocer, at Eighth aud Muoroe streets,
aud a Methodist h cal preacher.
The evidence brought out that Tull
lamily hud made
Dures to the
who Is a
uuwarrautfcdly familiar
girl aud Uad indited her a letter
fictitious name making an indelicately
suggestive proposition requeuing a rn *et
iug.aud declaring his undying love. Tull
eventually admitted to the authorship ol
the scurrilous epistle, aud expressed
trition at his conduot offering to apologize.
The girl in addition to an apology de
manded that she should receive
pecuniary consideration as a panacea to
her wounded feelings. Tall would not
iu this substantial way express sorrow
for bis misbehavior, bit contiuaed his
obnoxious conduot toward the girl.
Ou Friday laut Miss Haines, with a
oowhide protrnding from beneath the
folds of her skirt, visited the divine's
, with the purpose of administering
a castigation to the unmoral dominie. He
espied her approach aud discerning her
errand tied to the stable back of the
and hia. A brother-iu-l&w of Tail's
to hiB aid, kept him posted as to
the girl's whereabouts and called tbe
polioe by telephone. As the vigil became
tiresome Miss Uaiueu retired without
accomplishing her mission.
On Saturday the alarmed preacher to
prevent, a repetition of the scene had the
young woman arrested on the charges
stated but the 'sqaire dismissed them,
holding her in ns 100 bail to keep the
peaoe uutil May. The bail was promptly
aooepted and the girl discharged from
Tull's morality was called into question
three or four years ago by an arraign
ment before ex-'Squire Brady on a gross
charge, of which, Lowever, he was not
proven guilty to the satiofaction of the
Mr. Tull called at the Gazette & Journal
office Monday and in vindication ot toe
letter written to Miss Haines states that
he wrote it with the idea of proving or
derogatory to the girl's character.
He states that the girl came to the city,
a stranger, and at her solicitation, ho got
her a place as domestic with a family.
The family afterwards did not require the
services of a girl aud she was discharged.
He got her another place, which she
did not like, and requested Mr. Tull to
get her emp'oyment elsewhere. He had
found a family in need of a girl, when
minors concerning Miss Haines' oharactei
to his ear, aud he states that the
letter was written with tb? idea of
taiuing if she wonld reply to it,aud assent
to the propositions it contained. He also
says that he offered to give her a written
apology if she wonld furnish him a oopy
of the letter. This she declined
and demanded $100 to
the matter quiet,
dropped to $25, but he declined
any money, as he regarded the Boheme as
a blackmailing job. Mr. Tull states that
he will be able to put himself in a proper
light before the public when the c
comes for trial in May.
statements made
She eventually
(ho Llqno
lu Jail fo
« arryliiK «i
Trade WKIioul u I
Abel Butler, who occupies a hovel
that narrow strip ot laud lying west of
Harrington and .F' rmiugtou, extending
aboat 5 miles In let.gth to the Delaw
line, known by the particularly
phonions name of Sooknm, was arrested
before daylight yesterday week by Deputy
United States Marshal William Simpson.
tiineby tbe
authorities for conducting the liquor
traffic without a license, but has hereto
fore avoided the officers. He
neighbor of Jaok Collins, the picturesque
colored Sockumite, who is iu jail lor
Butler has been wanted
illegal dealing iu
ColliuB was arrested Bmler bee
alarmed and left his hut for 3
time, eventually returning when h*
brought to this oi'y
euing we*-k.
Butler has conducted the portable bar
bnsiuess in tbe laud of Sock
siderable tim», aud furnished vile decoc
tions to quench thejthirst of Mary laud local
optionists. His shanty is in the woods,
a retired spot, where his patrols
served with draughts of alooholio refresh
meut for whion payment is taken.
The prisoner whbeiu aconfldential mood
admitted that he had doue s
business, but had made a
the first of the year aud not
picked np. He
by Marshal McMullen lest
!d any of
his stimulating drinks since January 1st.
The evidence agaiust him however, is
said to be
to be deprived
time to
direot that Sockutn is likdy
Butler's presence for
given a hearing before United
States Commissioner Smith Thurrday
afternoon aud held iu $150 bail ter his
Butler is about the worst looking sped
of humanity imaginable.IIis face aud
re 11 ick
hands look as thongh water
to them. His hair which
has evidently not been combed for a long
time and protruding from deep socke' s
very small and piercing black
eyes. His clothes are of the most antique
style aud almost iu shreds.
This afternoon three witnesses
amiued and ♦
ing purchased liquor fro
The prisoner was also
to others.
Samuel L. Hall, a very old man,proved
a "tough" witness to handle, aud be
pronounced by District Attorney Patt-r
a "know
et. When he
of them testified to 1
the prisoner,
aud the other mauy times.
Belling liquor
to he greatest success
nothiug" i
asked a question, be would r»ar back,
olose bis
a minute, look straight at tie lawyer
who thought he was about to get
information, aud drawl out, "Wal, n
aB I recollect." This
Butler was k»'0wn by the name of Abel,
Labe aud Lamau.
open tb
said that
Owing to tLe mieplacemeut ol a switch,
tbe Delaware railroad train whioh left
this city at 6 25 Thursday night, ool.
lided with a passenger train standing or
the Queen Anne k Kent County railroad,
at Towusex.d t at 7 39 o'clock. At the
time of the accident the train
rnuniug elowly, aud comparatively
done. TLe
62, had her
and the rear
of the Queen Aune
smashed. No person
injured. After a delay of 25 miuutes,
the damaged engine drew her traiu to
Claylou,where she was relieved by engine
78, aud she then returned to this oity for
| little
gine, No.
cylinder head stove in
platform of the last c
& Kent irai
In the report of the amounts recom
mended by the board of officers appointed
to Investigate the matter to be dne aud
payable to contractors for tbe
ooonp&tiou of their yards with tbe donble
turreted iron dads aud for tbe
of, tbe following earns
the Puritan, $69,201 ; tbe Amphitrite,
$67,987 ; the Terror, $75,790. The
Amphitrite is at the Harlan k Hollings
worth Company's yards, in this oity.
named : For
A New I.|4|ii4»r Store.
James A. Keliy, dealer in liquors at the
southwest oorner of Tenth aud Orange
The streets, has purchased the building at
the southwest oorner of Tenth and
no Shipley streets, belonging to the Earle
estate, from Sarah Ann Collins, and will
the move there Maroh 25th. The bailding is
being remodeled and fitted np with
all the oonvenienoea lor its future use.
Ind Tom's Mauaiccr Hilled
1*., V». «V B.
oj Urn blind
Tom Couonrt Company, was killed at the
P.,W. k B r.'illri ad station a few minnies
aft- r 12 o'clock ou Hatnr .lay night. He
was a ptsieuger ou the Booth bound
pre s frain d
which wxs aboot
bis arrival,
minutes, went
Hotel to lunch.
J iuO. buiLuue
here at 11 o'olook, but
having a f-jw spare
er to the Grand Union
When he returned to
toe station the train
to jump
cars, lie misred his tooting and, after
being dragged
beneath the oar aud fearfully
right leg and hip
Officer Tho
able to
ned not to do it,he attempted
the platform of
of the
khr iwn
gled. His
crashed and his
badly cut and bruised. Special
rescue but
him. The
dragged from beneath and,gasp
ing "Oh my !" died before a stretcher
or-nld be procured.The corpse
to the depot hospital and afterwards
taken to Palmer's morgue, where it
The deceased was about 55 years of age
had a fine physique aud
dressed. A peculiarity of his person
a pair of twin toes
each foot. In his pockets
the large
bills aud receipts aud mauy letters, ad
dressed "John G. Batbune, Green's Hotel,
Chestm t street below Eighth, Philadel
phia." H» also had in his possession a
through ticket from Jersey City to Wash
The railroad" authorities promptly
notified the relatives aud friends ol the
deceased about the sad accident.
The wile of the deceased and two
lawyers arrived from New York City at
4 38 o'clock Sunday morning. L. F. Harr:
of Sieinway Hall, that oit/,
Sunday night aud as he looked npon
the faoe of his dead friend his exprès
very touching. Late
Snnday evening Mr. Uarrho i telegraphed
General Bethune of Wari mtowu, Va.,
father of the deoeased, lor instructions as
to the disposal of the remains.
The unfortunate
siona of grief
born in
Georgia in 1833, aud, during the late
colonel iu the Confederate
army. At the close of the war the lamily
Warrentown. General
Bethnue is the author of a book relating
the teachings of Colonel Robert G.
Blind Tom was a slave of General
Beibnue's and when the emancipation
proclamation went into effeot, the laws of
Georgia required the owners of all orip
ples aud imbeciles to send them to the
pocr house or give bonds for their support.
General Bethuue, without knowing of
Biiud Tom's musical abilities, gave a
bond of $5,000 for his tupport, aud Col.
Bothuue has Ueeu his manager ever since
lie Btarted out ou his musical career.
Tom was devotedly attached to him.
The parents of Tom are living on the
Bethnue estate.
Itearluic (lie Ekk Market.
A pel Leu ot the Dominique breed, be
longing to a family on Washington
street has determined to "bear" the egg
market. During the wiuter when eggs
aud sold for 50 osnts a dozen,
the feathered pet stubbornly refased to
yield a single nutritive ellipsoid, and iu
fact,probably not wishing to bave ber in
tentions mintakeu absolutely, abotained
from cackling a single cackle, through
the long spell of oold wea'ber. On Tues
day, when the weather
warmer and the prioe of eggs reduced,the
Bpeckled creature mounted an ash barrel
and deposited two enormously large eggs
at a single sitting. On Wednesday she
tried to come np to her
«•(juord nt the day previonB and
succeeded in bringing forth a perfect egg,
a*'d another one without a shell. Yes
terday merniug being balmy, she took
her position on the barrel, where au egg
d.-pooit-d iu tiire to be served for
breakfast. Encouraged by the result of
the labors of the
Domiuique resumed her plaoe
rel again in tbe afternoon, when tbe
sudden, gust ot oold wind sprang up.
Fenliug the change iu the atmosphere aud
instinctively uuderstauding that eggn
wonld probably advauce in prioe, she leit
iter nest in disgust without bringing
forth any fruit, aud regardless ol her
record as a double producer, she is
•eutiy etermiued to wait for warm
weather aud a low prioe of her product
before she can be induced to beoome a
previous days, the
the har
An Olil MiiNler Hull.
Among the iff.cU of the late Henrietta
Bediord was found "the muster roll of
Captain Thomas Robinson's company in
the fourth battaliou of tbe Pennsylvania
troops, commanded by Col. Anthony
Wayne, in the service of the Uuited
Colonies, dated in the barracks at
Chester, Pa , the 19th day of March,
1776 " The roll ia on parchment, is in
oellent state of presevatiou,
gives the names of commissioned and
oommiaeioned officers, date of appoint
ment, enlistment, &e. Captain Robin
first lieutenant
Christie, and his second lieutenant
William Moulder jensign,Thomas Wallace.
James Marchant, Wil
liam Ellis, Joseph Gray aud James Grubb;
corporals, Richard Mathews. David Vel
lew, Robert Anderson, Abel Hannon. Tbe
es of 84 privates are given on the
roll, six ot whioh are marked deserted,
e discharged aud one dead. The docu
ment is in the possession of Col. Willi
B Norton of this oity and is valued
highly, being a part of tbe record of a
company which served nuder tbe gallant
d daring Mad Anthony Wayne.
! lie SergeautS
A M«li
■■ Team.
na g»! belonging to the
livery stable of A. Traynor, tills city,
was stolen
hired to
Lis foot
Satnrday night. It
take Rebelt Wright who bad
shed to bis home in New
d aa attendant
the stable?
WUeu be
sent along to drive It.
reached New Castle he hitched the
and helped the injured
He u
in the house,
a fev/ minutes, but
made for it »^ad
port, Christiana,
found. Dispatches have
been sent to a nnmber of points. Tbe
horse is iron-gray and is valued at
$200. The harness was silver mounted
aud the
lap blankets, a horse blanket
valuable wolf robe.
only g
the team
when he c
A thorough
tbe polios i
Sunday, Stanton, N
Newark and other points
riage contained a whip, two
d a
Alfred CL MoCaasiaud of thia city,
superintendent of transportation of the
Tuesday Wtek
G. Morriscu, daughter
Morrison, ex-sheriff of
The ceremony wee per
byterian Church, at
that plaoe, alter which a reception
at the bride's borne. Tbe oonple
enjovtd a short trip aud retor. ed
at the eud of last week
np their residence iu this oity. A
her of Wilmingtonians attended the wed
ding, aud returned in a speoial traiu
from Coateaville after the ceremony.
Wilmington & Northern
married lu Coatesville ou
to Miss Lizzie
of William B
Chester county,
farmed in the P
■ i
Tat nail-Warner.
William Tatnall, president of the New
Castle Mntnal Fire iDsnranoe Company
was married to Miss Hettie Warner at 4
o'clock yesterday week at the home
of the bride at Delaware avenue and
Franklin Btreet by Friends ceremony in
in the presence of the mayor. About 50
conples were present aud the bride and
groom started last evening — — —
tended bridal tonr.
l»eatti of William Morrison.
Morrison, a prominent farmer
Ogletown, died of paralysis
82 years of age,
aud bad been ill only two days. His
funeral will take plaoe from his late resi
dence at 11 a. m.
will be held at the house, and the inter
ment will be made in the burying ground
of the White Clay Creek Church.
Thursday. He
Tuesday. Servioes
Proceedliifc» of the €■
of MeiUodlM
ilny NcHHiwn
The programme acuon.'
mington M. E CoDferenoe, which convenes
iu Aebary Church
tollown :
for i
March 6th, is
Tuesday, 7.30 p. m.—Sunday school
anniversary, Asbnry, oorner Third aud
Walnut streets. President, the Rev. VV.
H. Hutchin. Opening prayer, the Rev.
C. W. Prettyuian. Speakers, the Rev.
W. S. Robinson and tbe Rev. J. U.
Vincent, D. D.
Wednesday, 9 a. m.—Opening session
of conference, Asbnry M. K. Cnnroh, 2
p. m.—Statistical session. 2 30 p. m.—
Ceutennary address, Asbury M. E
Chnrob, by the Rev. B. F. Prioe. 7 30
Missionary serm«<n, Aebury M K.
Church, by the Rev. T. H. Haynes. Open
ing prayer by the Rev. P. H. xtawlins. 7 30
p. m.—Educational anniversary, St.
Paul's M. K. Church, Market street above
Seventh, President F. A. Ellis, E-iq.
Opening prayer by the Rev. H. Cololazei.
Speakers, the Revs. J. Riohards Boyle, J.
Miley, D. L). , and J. B. Yonng.
Thursday, 9 a. m.—Session of
fereuoe; 3 p. m.—Devotional exercises,
lecture room Asbnry M. E. Church, led
by the Rev. J. A. Briudle; 7.30 p. m —
Temperance sermon, (Asbnry) the Rev.
T. R. Creamer. Opening prayer bv tbe
Rev. A. D. Davis. 7 30 p. m.— W.P M S.
Anniversary, Graoe M. E. Church, oorner
Ninth aud West streets. President, the
Rev. J. Riohards Boyle. Speakers, tbe
Rev. E. W. Parker, D. D , aud the Mrs.
Rev. J. Maugh, D. D.
Friday, 9 a m.—Suasion o< conference ;
10 a. m.—Opening session of the lay elec
toral oonferenoe. Asbnry l*oture
7.30 p. m.—Preaobing at Asbnry by a
epeaker to be named. 7.30 p. m.—Church
Extension Anniversary, Union M. E.
Chnroh, Fifth aud Washington streets,
President, the Rev. Charles Hill, P. E
Opening prayer, the Kev. S. T. Gardner.
Speakers, the Rev. J. B. Quigg and Chap
lain C. C. McCabe, D. D.
Saturday, 9 a. m.—Session of oonfer
Devotional exorcises,
led by the Rev. J.
.—Freedman's Aid
1 1
; 3 p. i
Asbnry lecture
Carroll; 7 30 p.
anniversary. President, the Rev. W. E.
Avery. Opening prayer, the Rev. J T.
Van Bnrkalow. Speakers, the Rev. W.
W. W. Wilson,the Rev. W.M. FryslDger,
D. D., the Rev. J. C. Hartzeli, D. D ;
7.30 p.
Scott M. E. Chnroh, Seventh and Sprues
streets. President, the Rev. William B.
Walton. Opening prayer, the Rev. E.
H. Hynson, the Revs. J. D. Kemp and
W. J. O'Neil.
. —Temperanoe anniversary,
Sunday, 9 a. m.—Conferenoe loveleaBt,
Asbury M. E. Church, led by the Rev. J.
Franoe ; 10.30 a. m.—Bishop William L.
Harris, D. D , LL D., followed by the
ordination of deacons ; 2 p. m.—Sunday
school sessions in the several M. E.
ohurohes in the oity ; 3 p. m.—Temper
iversary, ander the aaspioes of
the Woman's Christian TemperaDoe
Union of Delaware, Opera House ; Presi
dent, Mrs. Annie H. Martindale ; opening
prayer by the Rev. W. Underwood, D.
D , Ph. D ; Speaker, Mrs. J. Ellen Foster
of Iowa; 7 30 p. in.—Preaching, Asbury
M. E. Church ; 7 30 p. m.—Preaching,
St. Paul's M. E. Chnroh, followed by
ordination of elders.
Monday, 9 a. m.—Session of oonfer
; 2 30 p. in.—Memorial service,
Asbury ; 7 30 p. in —Missionary anni
versary, Graoe Chnroh. President, F.
A. Ellis, Esq. Opening prayer by the
Rev. J. 11 Caldwell, D. D. Speakers,
the Rev. John Reid and the Rev. Joua
thau Willis.
The Rev. A. 8. Haut, D.D.,correspond
ing secretary of the American Bible
Society will be present one of the first
three days.
All the servioea will be pnblio.
Uow«rH & Ikure'H I»1 nno1u(1od.
Dure &
Co.'s dissolution of partnership a member
of the firm states that the differenoea be
tween the partuers are purely of a private
1 personal nature. The fact ot there
being a serions disagreement between
and Mr. Du
With retoro
e to the B>
Mr. B
admitted, as is also the faot that there is
possibility of both partners ooutinuiDg
the firm, aud the only way it is
believed that the difficulty
is through
hers of the firm purchasing the
interests ol the other. The matter
in com se of negotiation aud
early settlement is anticipated. If thiB
is made the works will promptly
of the
already a
hand awaiting work to be resumed.
Mr.Durestated Saturday morning that tbe
report of the company's books being in
bad condition is nutrue and there
finauoial difficulties between the part
A notice to the effeot that
wed upon Mr. Bowers by Mr. Dure
Friday afternoon aiid Evan Rice wat
placed in charge of the latter's interests.
Mr. Dare states tbe notice of dissolution
a preliminary step toward a settle
ment of the partners' difficulties. The
ber of orders
B ; m
ba i
oloeed Friday pending the
A 4'urrcMpou<len('H Cowhide.
On Thursday the Uagersto
Globe printed a communication in whioh
appeared the following : "The peDny a
liner which has been filling the News
with squibs
against the citizens' oommittee is, indeed,
a fit person to suggest to tax payers what
is wrong and wüat is right. It is well
known that this ex-reporter and ex editor
of u defunct newspaper does not pay
cent of taxes, aud it is very doubtful
whether his name was
hoiks. The squibs that have appeared
known to be written by
person." Andrew J. Boyd,
respondent of tbe
, Md ,
different signatures,
iD the N<
the Hagerstown
Baltimore Hun, thii king the allusions
d'rected at him, yesterday attacked Ira
W. Hayes, publisher of the Globe, with a
lashed several
cowdide. Mi. Ha/
times, bat before any serious damage
the altercation
hastened to the scene and separated
them. The grand jury instill in session,
and tbe
Attorney Keely.
taken iu hand by States
ic of a Valuable Farm.
and summer residence of
The far
Samnel C. Gregg, in Christiana hundred
station, W. & N. railroad
was sold at public sold
afternoon to Viotor Sterling for $24,605.
The property contains 70
a high state of improvement
, and is iu
ire Robbed.
e of Kemble &
Thieves entered the
Davis, 717 Market street, Thursday night,
d stole 21
elvers, several game bags
and pocket knives, a lot of cartridges
and a number of other articles. The
value ot the goods stolen is about $175,
the revolvers alone being valued at $135.
MlHHl4>uary Cullrcdon».
Missionary collections
in all of the M. E. churches Sunday.
At Asbury Church $290
aud at St. Paul's about $200. Missionary
the ohurohes of the denomination.
taken np
preached iu nearly all of
The new ronnd honse of the Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad Company at Pratt and
Puppleton streets, Baltimore, whioh has
been bnilt expressly for the construction
of parlor and sleeping
pied Tuesday. It is the largent round
house in the world ander
dimensions being circumference,770 feet;
hight of wall to oornioe, 25 feet,and bight
of bailding from base to apex, 135 feet.
Tbe walls
brick, and the roof if a combination of
wrongbt Iron, slate and wood something
entirely novel, aud designed by the
, was oocu
roof, its
of the best quality of hard
superintendent, Mr. C. McLane,
should the root from any oause get
fire it will not fall. It is supported by
wrought-iron girders and
whioh reach from the Bides to pill
100 feet high to the oentre of the build
ing. Above this there is a dome 91 feet
in oiroumferenoe, and above all is a large
oupola, whioh will support a flag-staff.
.4 U IS AI. REFl
William lie
itn's Idea
Want Here.
Editor Gazette «V Journal ; At tlie Peeetn
«ting of tt - board ct Trustees of the
Poor for New Castle onunty Drs Bush
aud Harlan
present and stated that
of money had been left by John
Ferris to be applied to
purpose They suggested a reformatory
school for boys &Dd Dr Harlan's idea
that it should not be like a jail but &
plaoe where the boys should be taught to
have a respect for the institution
count of the kind treatment they should
receive. A committee of the board of
trustees was appointed to tnko Into oon
sidération the leasiDg of ground belong
ing to the almshouse farm for such a
'building. The committee, as you kuow,
has reported favorable on tbe matter.
While in Euglaud in 1881 1 passed
by jnst such an institution a , from what
Dr. Harlan stated, he wonld like.
Through my friend, William Uomewood,
I got the address of a gentleman in Ash
ford, Kent, England, a Robert Finly,
Esq , to whom I at
to my
write him and
should attend the getting of the informa
tion, to pay it. The accompanying papers
have b-eu sent to me by Mr. Finly and
as tbe matter is one of much importance
people aud it conveys all the
information as to the disotpliue and the
management of snob an instuntion I hope
yon will, through the columns of y
valuable journal, plaoe them b fore the
William Dean.
wrote. I aleo
-in-law in England, to
that, if any
i e n Be
Kent County Industrial School
This school
jnatioeB of the county to preveut the boys
brought before them, obarged with first,
often petty, offenses, being sent to prison
and thus contaminated and even tiaiued
into settled habits of crime.
"For which purpose they purchased a
farm of 80 acres at a cost of £6,000 and
erected a portion of the present buildings
which Lave been added to from time
to time, until now there is ample aoc
modation for 200 to 220 at a cost ol about
"Tue boys admitted are from 7 to 14;
[oopy of act marked A encloaedj; they
they are kept until 16
nations before, provided suitable
pations can be procured in families, not
easy task in Euglaud; however, the
greater number are easily provided for in
the army, as band boys, aud in the navy,
if the parents oonsent.
"The total ocst of keeping, olothing
and educating a boy is aboat £21 per
year. The state contributes about two
fifths and the parents have to pay towards
ihat two-fifths aooording to their means,
low as sixpence per week, others
three shillings. The remaining three
Ashford, Jan. i7iL, 1884 —
i loniided in 1875 by the
paid from the oounty
[Return ot expenses nud<-r each head
lor three years attached, marked B. ]
"All the iumateB have to attend s-ihool
regularly three hoars daily, aud the
youngest, six hoars. Every boy, if
possible, is made to work at least five
hoars daily, either at cleaning, cooking,
baking, washing, tailoring, carpentering,
gardening, farm work, attending horses,
, pigs, &o., with suitable intervals
for play. They all have to wash their
clothes,make beds, darn their socks,
repair clothes, and in fact do all that is
necessary for their health and comfort.
"They have daily morning and
ing prayers, private prayer and religious
instruction, attend chnroh, and a regular
paid chaplain visits three times a week
aud instructs the boys. Singing and
instrumental music with drill form a very
essential part of their training.
"They have a savings bank, aud
encouraged when they leave to come back
for a holiday, aud to write frequently.
Beside the first situatiou, a second or
a third is found for them."
extracts from
ACT, 29 AND 30
Section 14—Any person may bring be
fore two jnstioed, or a magistrate, any
child apparently under tbe age of 14
years, that oonies within any of tbe loi
lowing descriptions, namely : That is
fonnd begging or leoeivingalms (whether
actually or nuder the pretex'. of selling
offering for sale anything) or being in
any street or public plaoe for the pur
pose of so begging or receiving alms; that
is found wandering, aud not having any
home or settled plaoe of abode, or proper
guardianship, or visible means ot subsis
being an orphan,
parent who is undergoing penal servitude
or imprisonment; that frequents the
pany of reputed thieves. The jastioes
or magistrate before whom a ootid is
brought as coming within one of -these
descriptions, if satisfied on inquiry of
that fact, and that it is expedient to deal
with him under this act, may order him
to be sent to a certified industrial school.
Section 15.—When a child, apparently
under the age of 12 years, is charged
before two justices or a magistrate, with
offense punishable by imprisonment
a less punishment, but has not been,
in Eoglaud convicted of feloDy, or ir
Scotland of theft, and tbe child ought, in
the opinion of the jastioes or magistrate
(regard being bad to his age, and to the
circumstances of tbe case), to be dealt
with under this act, tLe justice or
magistrate may order him to be sent to a
«e. 'lifted industrial school.
Section 16 —Where the parent,or step
parent, or gnardi&n of ?. child, appar
ently ander tue age of 14 years, repre
jaatioes or a magistrate that
he is nnable to control the child.and that
he desires that the child be
dn6trial sohool ander this act, the
jastioes or magistrate if satisfied
quiry that it is expedient to deal with
the child under thi- act, may order him
to be sent to a certified iudnstnal schoel.
Seotion 17 deal.- with
dren under 14 years of age, in work
houses or pauper sohools.
In oases under sections 14 atd Ï5, the
treasury grant is 3s. 6.1. per v, eek if
10 years, but if under 3s. only.
In cases uud.*r section 16.—Tbe treas
ury grant is 2s. per week.
In cases under stetiuu 17.—No grant.
The anion being required t ' pay to tbe
school tbe total cost.
Iu addition to the above,boys who habit
ually absent themselves from the ele
mentary schools are also liable to be
sent., nuder tbe education act of 1872.
No boy can be admitted who i
tally or physically unfitted for work.
James Duke, Superintendent,
Mill Bank, Ashford.
CA1* 118.
is fonnd destitute, either
having a surviving
frac tory ch il
[ Tbe oost is given
ia penoe.]
ponuds, shillings
Per bd. I
lui. I
b :
2 11
l .2 11
2 14 SH 2
tf 10 2 8
'S 1
7 10 b%
12 10
1« 10
Waebmg, fuel, light.
Medical expense
9'/« l 12 h*.
taxes.l 9 2% l 11 7 l
3 V*
4 H
1 5*
3 2*4 4 4S 5 X*
4 7> 4 4 4 0> 4
1 7>/ 4
crane No.of inmates 47
'.al running expenses of the
For 1880, £2,067, 8s., 7d.;
1881, £2,056, 16 j., 3i.; 18»2, £2,365, 3s.,
More Fnfortn
Spe.-lal Correapomleuce oi uaz
Port Penn, Feb. 14.—Soue boys while
the wharf this afternoon, found the body
of a male infant which had drifted in
with the tide. The ohild is white, and
innst have been thrown into the water
been in the water some time, perhaps a
month, bnt shows
exoept such
from oontaot with the ioe floating in the
river. The ooroner has been notified.
the river shore just above
afterbirth. It appears to have
signs of violence,
it might have reoeived
The personal property of Edward
Bringhnrst, deoeased, late of this city is
appraised at $120,000. The real estate
held by the deoedent at the time of his
death it is estimated is worth between
, $60,000 and $80,000.
derer of 111 ** .1Iaylie«8 Escape»
io K
oleeulc Burglar.
Llcen»e Eaw — Ai
Edwin Booth
Saturday closed a two
weeks' engagement in Baltimore, the
receipts of which aggregated more than
Char.es IT. Rugg, oolored, awaiting
trial for the murder of the Mavbee
family and tbe assault upon tbe Towns
endp, eaouped from the Queen's oounty
(N. Y.) jail Sunday night.
It in announced that the Mexioan
Central railroad will be completed by
March 15th, when there will be an inter
national railroad route from the Missouri
river to the City of Mexioo.
The supreme court of Tennessee
Saturday decided in favor of the right of
the oity of Nashville to pass an ordinauoe
prohibiting tue sale of liquors, cigars
and newspapers on Sundays.
The O'Nell wagon shops in Conrtland,
New York
burned Friday morn
iug. The buildings, owned by L. J.
stock, owned by the Springvilie Wagon
Company, for $34.000.
insured for $17,000 ; the
Mrs. Matilda Boiler, 33 years of age,
committed sniride
Wood8ide, Long
Island, Friday, by swallowing araenio.
Boiler's fourth wife. Two of her prede
cessors died, and the third was diveroed.
believed to be insane. She was
The supreme court of Illinois has
affirmed the deoision of Judge Rogers of
the oirouit court
the constitutionality of the Harper high
license law, which imposes a uniform rate
of $500 for alooholio liquors and $150 for
Chioago, declaring
A telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, says
Wednesday week burglars stole
from the offioe of Dr. U. C. Brainerd the
finest numismatic collection in Ohio,
embracing & specimen of every ooin
issued by the United States, except
seven pieoes."
Gertie Leohner and John Sparing, eaoh
about 9 years of age, died in Danville,
Friday,from eating wild parsnips,
whioh they had gathered
their way
home from Bohool. A little Bister of the
boy,who took a pieoe of the wild parsnip,
"jnst to taste it," is dangerously ill.
A meeting of live stook commission
Saturday, at
adopted protest
ing against the proposed establishment
of a bureau of animal industry, and de
claring that the general health of the
stock in the
held in Chicago
Daring the quarter whioh ended
September 30th last, there
never better.
ot 9,280,144 aores of pnblio lands, at
aggregate price of $3,426,298. The in
crease in acres of laud disposed of, as
compared with the corresponding quarter
in 1882,
5,636,453, and the increase
eipts was $1,401,680.
Dr. George H. Marshall, charged with
attempting to blackmail Mary Auperson,
acquitted in the United Statos dis
trict court at Pittsburg, yesterday week
Tbe court rated that the offense did
within the provisions of the
law providing penalties for using the
mails for the purpose of defrauding.
a fight between Mexican
onetoms officers and gnards aud a gang ot
ngglers.near Matamoras Tuesday week,
which two of the smugglers were
killed and several wounded. Two of the
wounded severely. The
ugglers fled, leaving $8,000 worth of
dry goods aud a number of horses and
While John Beatty was trying to carry
his wife, three children and two yonng
women named Weatherford across the
back water near Newbnrg, on the Ten
nessee river, Friday, the skiff was
dashed against a t»te aud npset. Mrs.
Beatty, the three children and one ot the
The murdered body of a farmer named
found in a haystaok,
, Minnesota, a year ago, bat
of the marderer
Riley's 13-year-old daughter has
confessed that William, her 16-year-old
committed the crime, in retalia
tion for punishment inflicted by his
father. The parricide has fled.
A fire at Presoott, Arizona, Saturday
ning destroyed
entire block,
prising several stores, saloons and law
offices. S. N. Holmes, proprietor of the
Daily J/inar,
valuable papers, and was burned to
death. A woman named Kitty Purcell
cned a child from the flames at the risk
of her life.
The contract for the ereotion of the
Horticultural Hall of the World's Exposi
tion at New Orleans has been awarded to
building will be pennant and will be the
largest conservatory in the world. It
will be 600 feet long, 194 feet wide, and
have a tower 90 feet high. The shape
will be cruciform, and the walls of glass.
Standing Bear, a Sionx chief from the
Rosebud Ageuoy, called
C. Rundle ol New York. The
Teller yesterday week to know whether
Iudiau had a right to keep a store. He
was much pleased when told he oonld do
so. His sou, a pnpil at Carlisle, acted as
interpreter daring the interview. Stand
ing Bear wears a silver medal given to
hia grandfather many years ago by a
President of the United States.
An attempt
atleruoon to blow np tbe Ridgewood Park
(L. I.) Hotel, a summer resort, bnt the
b->mb, which
fired by a fnse, bad not
placed close enough to the building
do serions damage. A well-dressed
about 45 years of age, wbo gave the
name of Mo.<uey,
pioion. He had looked himself i
bonne of the hotel.
James Stanley, aged 20 years, was
arrested in a hotel in New York on Sat
urday, and his
stolen goods. He confessed that he had
robbed 100 private dwellings aud board
ing bouses withiu six months, and gave
information which will lead to the re
ery of most of the stolen goods. His
thefts wer« always committed in the day
confined to the basements
found full of
time, and
aud first floors of the houses visited by
Friday, at Washington, Miss Helen
L. Sprague entered suit against Frederick
Donglass to recover $2,025, claimed to be
dne as balance of aocouut for servioes for
eleven years aud three months at $20 per
month. Th* declaration
October, 1872, she was induced by Mr.
N. Y , and
that in
her home in Rochester,
to Washington, on hia
that he wonld pay her fair
wages for her servioes in his household.
She states that she served him as hoase
mistress, cook, seamstress, carriage
driver, aud acted iu the oapaeiGes above
mentioned from October 21st, 1872, to
Jauuary 28th, 1884. and daring that time
she has been paid $675.
Mrs. Alioe Kerkecdall of Parkersburg,
W. Va., tbe wife of a wealthy merchant
aud a lady whose domestic relations have
always been of the moat
has created considerable
internent in Wheeling aud Parkersburg
by eloping with a tramp printer named
Phelps. The faots regarding this strange
iufatnatiou on the part of Mrs.Kerkendall
follows : Phelps, who is a native
at least, has
happy character,
comment and ex
of Parkersburg
been working there for some time,
was accidentally thrown
in oontaot
about a
month ago, and that lady at
fell in
love with him. She followed him abont
tbe town, and
being unwilling to inj
band by encouraging her, left Parkers
burg and came to Wheeling abont three
weeks ago. He heard nothing of her,
and began to congratulate himself
move, when Thursday morning, Mrs.
Kerkendall arrived in Wheeling, sought
out Phelps, and told him she oould not
live withont him, and had abandoned
home, family and friends to live with
him. She brought considerable money
with her and seemed determined to per
sist in her strange oourse,notwithstanding
the appeals of friends to return to her
annoyed him that he,
her or her hus

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