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/ < * « Yà % fl à % v * j ■ k\ I! 'Al •Wllfntngton. |)ol. r«*«l nt tlip» l'ont < DELAWARE UAZE1TE, ICMIA It 1.INIIEl» I7M4 DELAWARE «TATE JOURNAL, ENTABLIN1IED 1831 EORNOLIOATED 1883. WILMINGTON, DëLm THURSDAY, APKIL 3, 3884. NEW SERIES. VOL. 1V.-NO. HV THE CINCINNATI RIOTS Tiro NIGHTS OF BLOOD IN THE QUEEN cirr. Anarchy Rampant nil Over the city —All tlie Stale Troops Called Ont — Hal.lead'. Leiter — «tutet Morning. Run Tl Dlepatohes from Ciuoinnati early Satur day say that 10,000 people oongre gaBed last night before the Cinoinuati jail, in which William Berner, the derer, had been confined, and threatened to lynoh other murderers held there. The mob refused fired upon by the police. Berner disperse, although indioted for mnrder, but in spite of the clearest evidence the Jury who tried him brought in a verdict of manslaughter in the first degree. Several of the jurors have been mobbed since tlie trial, and fearing that a mob might carry ont the threats publicly made, the authori ties determined to take every precaution to protect the prisoners. William Berner quietly brought before Judge Matthews at 2 o'olook yes terday at 1er noon aud sentenced peuitentiary for 20 years—tbe full limit of the law—and to ( olambns. Cincinnati, Maroh 26 —At 4 15 a. m. firing t. immediately taken the mob of uoldiera inside the jail . The firing terribly di structlve and a great many have b»t*n wounded. Cincinnati, Maroh 29—9 a. m.—There is 6till quite a large crowd around the jail, bnt it is oolleoted there by curiosity. gnard and The military farther attaok is anticipated. The following ie a list of .he killed tided last night: Private Elward Mathert, slightly ; Private Herman Rose, slightly ; Private Harry Rolling, seri ously ; Private Charles Gibbons, slightly; Polioeman Philip Mann, seriously ; Dr. Arthur Bontiliier, Heury Yaege*-, slightly ; John Greff, fatally; Martin Rafferty, fatally; C L. Bartling, seriously ; slightly ; atiil t shattered ; Lawton, Donnelson, elightly ; Mike Hofir, ali^.itly ; Adolph Bnaher, slightly; Cyras Johnson, slightly; Reed, slightly ; J. A. Leonard, slightly ; Jack Berryman, slightly ; W. MoMinner, slightly. Cincinnati. March 29. —Among the casual ties at tho jail iu addition to those already reported are Mary Smith, fatally, Ü. Miller, aeriouuly aud a man from Virginia, who re fused to give his name, uorionsiy wounded. Ah the meeting at tho music hall adjourned laut night the attention of the people tractod by tho Hfiouts of a young m oried out : "To the jail ! Como on, , aud hang Berner !" Although tboro might have boon an inten tion to organize a mob this was the first timo taken up reported on tbe tbo utroets this morning tbat Berner, who bis way to tbo peuitentiary when tbo riot begau and who escapod from bis guard, had been rocapturod at Loveland. The rumor, however, proved groundless. Ouo story is that Berner,in running from tbo crowd at Loveland, ran into the Miami and was drowned. Tbis was not improbable as tho uight was vory dark, and no trace of him has boon found. The whole country is being scoured by excited citizens and if be is found bo will uerteiuly be lynched. Officer Nunn died at at 4o'clock this ing from tbe effect of Iuh wounds. lit now appears that Berner, after ho was sentenced, was disguised and placed in a buggy with Deputy HhorilT Dominick Dovoto and driven aboard tbo Merrow accommodatio went to Loveland to await tbo arrival of Criminal Doput.v Joe Moses, with tbe neces sary papora for bis committal to the pouiteu It Locarno known that Boruor w da crowd gathered when tho train in,aud Dovoto aud d madearush h : follow it found vont. Tho cry and sproad rapidly. It w L ood, where they got with M Berner weut to board it. 'Tlie c for Berner. Ho b through tho o escaped j. Columbus, (>., March 29.—Tho latest Cincinnati ami OOUUtH of U laud, which tried to lynch Bo boiug Li state that id the fueling at trams Cincinnati is very démonstrative, alarm has be I pwl The together tho Fourteenth regimont bas b given hero calling hour the sting ou its aruiB waiting for a special train to take it to Oiucmnali. Tho Fourth Regiment at Dayton, has also been ordered out and tho governor has ordered out other troops. «'or bal f .ops. The New York U rnld Sunday pub lished the following telegraphio letter from Murat Hal&tead, giving a ent of the pnbiio feeling whioh made possible the terrible ricts in Cin oiunati. To the Editor of the Herald : This oity fans Inot b public affairs, and has been growing wi The administration of Justice has b eially degraded. Tho result has frightful scenes recently. One ing of a family for the chance of selling their bodies to a medical college. Last week a boy who had seven times confessed that ho was guilty of murdering his employer for money was found guilty of manslaughter. Fublio •xasporafiou, especially among the working extreme. The cry has been with mouoy could commit murder and get away, and there was too much truth tn it. TJral tho kill that a On Friday night there w meetiug, intended by those who prevent, rather than promote violeuoe. But the result was believed there w indignation it th« Jail. It organization to cap the jail, which contains more than 2u derers, and to hang tho lot. The indignation meetiug precipitated thu attack, aud it was a confused way. There effective loaders. Iu the horrible conflict kiilod aud about that occurred several w 20 wounded. The situation just dreadful. Thoro i people about the Court bouse. Ouo corner of fire. Captain Desmond, of just been killed tho fire iu tbe treas arriviug from the ol Hi'H ' i the local while trying 's office. Troops state capital. But 1 fear it is too late. The mob is too formidable to bo overcome by other than veteran troops. There that boforo morning there will be a groat dea of bloodshed and destruction of property. Murat Halstead. 11 « i. put reasou to expect Cincinnati, March 29—10.20 p. nioiit's rioting A ll day Saturday changing crowds filled th -Jail street, approaohiug they wer« permitted to go. The I court honse occupy the square bonuded on the west by Main street, the east by Syoamore street and on the north and sonth by narrow Btreets, oalled North and Sonth oonrtH. Th» oonrt house fronts west on Main street and reaches from North oonrt to Sonth oourt. The Jail is circular in form with wingB extending north and south. It faoes east on Syoamore street and the yard is encircled with a high stone wall, surmounted by an iron fence. The eastern frout has doors leading into the residence of the Jailer, whioh opt the sidewalk. The entrance pioper to the jail is reached by a winding stone stairway, leading down to the Bidewalk. Here of the attack Friday night. Tbe oonld surge up to the very doors of the jailer'B residence, and oonld fill the in front of the lower door, whioh they battered open with a heavy sawed beam obtained from a new bnilding near by. Sheriff Hawkine spent the day in pre paring lor tue expected uight. He called ont his own cm in and, a veteran regi ment composed of soldiers of the late Colonel Hunt also mustered within the jail as many of his regiment as oonld be brought oat; the Galling gun belonging to the police force was also bronght out, and street barricades, oomposed of heavy transfer wagons baoked by wood, stone and iron bnilding material from neighbor ing buildings, from the jail. Meanwhile the mob spirit was smoul dering thronghoat the city. Inflamma tory posters were stuck np oalling for the organization of vigilanoe committees, to ©onsist of 300 from each ward, and groupB of people everywhere gave voioe to the gene«. • indignation at the oriminal faroe played by the Berner jury and at the general slackness of the administration of jnstioe to murderers. As night drew on the rioting began afreBh. Gnn stores were broken into and the arms and ammunition distributed and shortly after midnight it was fonnd that the mob had obtained three cannons and planted them at Fourth and Walnnt ■treetB. Fortunately k thoBe in oharge of th« cannon had no powder and, before to jail of 12 feet below the beginning owd ereoted 100 yards they oould prooare a Bnpply, a Bquad of 30 policemen emerged from Hammond s'-reet Btaticn house aud by a gallant charge, without firing their pistole, cap tured all the gnus and dispersed the mob. ThiB capture weakened the spirit of the rioters and comparative quiet r -stored for the time then about 3 a. m. The night's work had been a series of bloody contests between the soldiers and police and the rioters dead bodies lying in the street!). During the attaok on Powell's «un store, Mr. Powell defended his property and killed at least three — It d there were from 50 to 75 coort house burned. At 9.45 p m., a tire alarm for a fire in the treasurer's office, first floor of the oonrt house. The square sarronnded by thousands ot excited , firing revolvers, throwing stones and yelling. The militia had fired into the mob from the oonrt honee, bat it pposed they had used blank cartridges. The fire was started by rolling in a barrel of ooal oil, setting it keeping everybody ont. The fire depart ment refused to respond to the Alarm un esoort of troops the first e. gine appeared the mob, with drawn revolv farther. They obeyed, while a hand to hand fight. was in progress.The police and then made a dash for tlie crow-1 auJ arrested a number of the rioters, taking them into tbe Jail. They refused to give their names in every instance. Many of them w«»re well dressed resDeotable-look sounded of the fire aud til Whs Bent. 8° log The Imming of the oonrt house wholly aimless a.id malloions except that might find an excuse in the faot tbat the crowd was angered at the sight of the place, where, aR they believed, the failure to do justice had been so marked. Tbe destrootion of the building did not aid tbe mob at all in getting at the prisoners in doing harm to the militia. It purely wanton ; there any for the failure to protect this prop erty. The orowd permitted to go to tbe very windows aud break them iu withont resistance, and when «•flered opportunity reckless Coinmnuist, who gloried in pare deetraotion, suggested to cast light on the subjeot. This the trivial manner in whioh he talked. " This will be the Paris of Amerioa, ongh," said another. With this leadership and with snob motives, ohairs, carpets and desks wore broken aud piled in heaps In the treasurer's offloe aud a matoh applied. As this was done the devil-may oheerea and yelled to burn the — militia oat. hoodlums in the orowd Jnet here ooonrred one of the mopt melancholy events of the night—the kill ing of Captain J«ihn J. Desmond. He had been advised of the purpose to b the oonrt hon«e and sqnad of militia to try to pat The mob fir. d through ills head. At the McGuire sent with a the fire. him aud a ball crushed time Private shot through the breast and fatally hurt. Captain Desmond lawyer of muoh promise. He locking soldier and tbe pride of his legl ut. His loss deeply deplored. There a fine every account is trying to stop diaries. They w *nt from office starting lires, *« a the ojnrt house glowed like a department less, first liecanse the firemen refused to without troops, and aeoond, b-. oanre the crowd oould euBily oat the ho ai>d pt« vent the after olli ie the in« t» offi d iu a of the engines Offloe reached by the flatnea.aud the floors tall the orowd ohe-red. Ad immense columns fr« the roof, commanding M streets, formed a place where 20 cleared the whole space volleys, and oould have made it coming within the andah,wiUi hugoflto the top of the- first story to d Court ill safely oould h with oertain death to r range. Moreover, after the attack ado it would have b-eu the work ot a minute to beve sent three times 20 men to the front wiudo of the court hoase building and driven tbo mob away Instead, poor Desmond, t-quhd, was sent to the first the fire, and he treasure ith a iloi r I Heed. It war the gallant work of Col. F m;u'ë Fourteenth regiment that finally oleared the streets au.t gave the anth- rl tie.i control of the entire space abont the house and jail. Col. Hawkins had evidently misunderstood the the mob. He thought the piiauners in their objective point, y purpose at all. »ge on the militia for the previous night's reckless firing. Col. therefore, had given his whole attention to the protection of the jail nod prlBo the jail whereas, if th*y had to Hm opportunities 'or k •g the exact Bitnation were uot geud, and he bad reason to »-xpeot a Rist ide troop). The Fourteenth Regi expected i*t 9 o'clock, but it 12 when it reached the court lions«*. It then march-d to Eighth and Walnut streets, and then marched baok to tlie bsequently ordered to >:h to J »tu the other troops aud the jai'. bnt the oolouel stated tbat tto-Jlm« n had Sumter« d, aud lie oonld not get «hem together. It doing any good had peïsed when these uoops joined the rest of the o u«ma«id. Inside the Jail the Beenes whh spirit less. The «nt depot. It after all possibility of oh at im preseiou The troops iug such rest e building, tak any part of lying they oould get wlu n not called for especial duty. The police,worn inside in most comfortable, their also lonngiug ab such n manner although they hai frequent calls for special duty. The prisoners, looked in their cells, out* slept throngh the night. The nnited testimony of opportunities tor observation, 200 to 300 hundred the bulk of the violent active rioteçp L aud that they wtie not fully Stimulated by the cheers and pres of others ; but the general opinion is very little generalship would have been snffioient to put them to flight. Thi3 strikingly shown when the attaok midnight. The first shot dead ; the second Bhared the fate, and the third wounded. An effort burn the bnilding, bnt the proprietor, from direoted shot, and the effort trembling with fear; not , who had that oomposed rr< sd« They about who entered Powell's gun severely then made to upper window, fired a well given shot, up. SITUATION SUNDAY. Cincinnati, Maroh 30. —To day the gravity of the situation impressed every h. Everywhere solemnity prevailed. Tno appalling loss of property and fright ful destruction of life brought people t.o the realization of an awful calamity. If anything could intensify the honest in dignation against the first cauBe of this outbreak the revelations this morning wonld do it. There absenoe of to the scene to-day. The p' toberegaided with dread and at noon, when tbe weather was delightfully pleasant, there was not èo muoh travel the streets in that vioinity as is nsnal ordinary Sundays. True, Colonel Hawkins had extended his lines by bar ricading all the streets leading to the oonrt house for the distance cf a square and the opportunity for seeing good. Still there seemed to be a laok of desire to orowd abont the plaoe. Deep feeling against tbe militia manifested a 1 the time. Every then stones opportunity offered. This beoame annoying that, so far as praotioable, the poiioe were placed next to the people. Epithets were Bhonted and threats not wanting, whether in the purpose of terrifying the boys in bine oonld not be told. "Wait till to-night!" "Wait till 'll hoist yon from behind your bar among the ories. At 3 o'olook Fred Srnalze, a bartender at the Qaeen City Hotel, who had been among the orowd annoying the militia at the bridge over the canal on Main street, began to advanoe beyond the limits. A soldier warned him to stop. He refused a noticeable curiosity seekers Hooking seemed not and thrown at them when for get good and drank and Llne-ooated reis l" i the soldier fired. The A patrol wagon qniokly great llablg's. fell dead, and, amid citement, bore the body off to MKAHl'l IOTBCTION Plans lor the pr.)**( property have besu maturing. There has bsen a great Uok < f a hea i. M ay or Stepheus b»" been dangerously ill with pneumonia, and yeaterda, left Lie bed at the risk of Uia life to give dircotioDB He spent the whole night in his c ifioe and at points where he oould be of the moBt eervioe. To day ho is in great dauger of a relapse, but bis plane have taken shape, and the virtual control of both the oivil aud military forces is in the hands of eminent oitizeus, with Gen. J. D. Cox leading adviser. This morning the mayor issued a formal oall for a meeting of citizens to devise means of protecting the oity from the ravages of the mob. A list of 100 names majority of them were notified at once. Of those notified the greater number responded to the call immediately, ing at the mayor's office It was agreed to issue the following call aud dhtribute it thronghoat the city: Mayor's Of Dm r Sir : Yoi •1 l ot life eeleoted and a , Cincinnati, Alarch 30.— »quested to moot other oitizons, who have been appointed an advisory committoo, at the oity building tbis (Sunday) veuing at 7 o'clock. Tho J. Stephens, Mayor. Shortly aftur the mayor ic.su- .1 a proc lamation commanding all persons to de sist from lawlessness, declaring tbat the authorities of tbe city aud state were de termiued to restore order r«.gardleas of oonseqnenoes, oalling npon all good oiti to rally for the preservation of peaoe, imploring those willing to enroll themselves as special police to report at the nearest police station, and warning ail except those so organized aud rolled to remain quietly in their houses, declaring that all persons found on the Streets after 7 o'olook in the evening wonld be required to 6how good oanse for being abroad. The following was issued this after Adjutant-General Finley : hereby quest _ that tho governor concontrate in this city immediately all tho available force of the Ohio militia, believing that the pro of a Btroug body of troops will uooesBity for their actual Thomas J. Step the Mayor. MURK TROOPS. Accordingly Adjutant-General Finley ordered Colonel Entreken of the Sixth Regiment, with headquarters at Chilli oothe, to muster his troops at nnd to Cincinnati by special train. This was done, and the regiment arrived at 4 o'olook. Over 200 of tbe most prominent bnsl of the oily met *t 7 o'took to the on night in the oouucil ehauib. building. Mayor Btephsus presided U briefly stated wl,a» bat b . n dine Get the city and anked if the approved Ex Gov.« aud General Audrew Hi kenlooper w^r among the speakers. The genet »1 Penti iu favor of uphoidiug Un til ay or and adjutant general in their act "" ' J. D. Co: 00*1,1 This morning the Tnirteenth Regiment, under ootmnand of Colonel Fr«d Picard, with the unattached Hecoud Troop of Cavalry ; Soott Dragoons of Hillsboro, der c ommand of Captain E. E. Mnllinix, arrived by ppeoial train, and this even ing the Beveuteenth Regiment, from Co Bhoct m, ved bv way of the P. d V4> k, to be held a soldiery at the jail. Besides thes.) there Î rente and Uan ohed reinforcements to the 1 ight arrive Petition of the Fifth Batlery of Daytou ; the Eleventu Battery of Cleveland, aud the Third Reg! ThiR mak«'b nt of Covington, Ohio, all six regiments, two bat troop of cavalry to be here terias -i during the night. 1ST NIOUt's Cincinnati, March 30. —By nightfall people bei, au to gather iu the nei.ihbor d of the jail. About 8 o'clock the regiment from Colnaibtn guarding the Court street approach wm tiir«t into by of the mob from mi alley between Main and Walnut ou Court street. The troops answen-d th«* ohalleng»« by a f< w shots, which were followed by a volUy and several shots from tbe G<t)L>g gun statiuned there. The numb« r of the in jured at this hour cannot be ascertained. The firing is now c'iutiuuiug at intervals in all directions. It is the purpoae of the militia to clear the streets. Une vol I*- y street and resulted tiding of Briggs Swift, a prt ineut pork packer, who was standing at Seventh ami Main Btreets, three squars the o-mrt house, i r fired d< ersation with Ueurv Hanna,a Third street broker Mr. Swift oat seriously wounded and ha«l to be conveyed to hie ho carriage. iu a STATE Com*M ats, March 30 —Governor Hoad advices to-night from mem -r-« of his staff in Cincinnati ar-« auch dared every military organization in the slate to repert to Cincinnati immediately. They number iu all 17 regimeuts The go.'eruor's advices, when he re ti.-ed F- 5 o'clock this morning, were such that they would be needed, and he ordered all to be ready for marching orders. Moat ot tbs Ciuci uati dnrlug the day, and the rest to-night. he L d five batteries. ordered to MIDNIGHT. le SITUATION Cincinnati, March 31, 12.15 a. m.— Th« mob has taken posssssiou of the roofs of honses in the vicinity of Coart and Walnnt streets aud firing down npun the militia in line iu front of the court honse. The orowd has almost entirely fallen baok from Court street, leaving the street clear Vine. carried into a drug tally wounded. Evidently the backbone of tlie mob is b'oken and the militia seem to be getting entirely demoralized iu their firing. The Gatling gun charge of Companies A and B, Fourteenth Regiment, from Columbus, is being nBed. yet firing npon corners, and Two iously if not Court street, in Soldiers the mob is entirely dispersed. 1'ERSINO. h 31—1.30 a. m —The ! most encouraging Tbe brief Musio Hall to get tbe cannon Iy thing of any inagiiitnde in the shape of organized effort. It may be that the volleys fired into Conrt street aud down Main street at 8 o'clock to b Cincinnati, Mb sit uati waa the merciful after all, prevented any large orowd gathering at auy point. At 1 20 Colonel S. H. Church sent tbe following dispatoh to James MoCrea, ager of the P pauy : "There Is Handle Railroad Com a much quieter spiiit prevailing among the people in the streets aud I rather think demonstrations for re storing the power of law have broken tbe backbone of the mob. Crowds in nnmber, and while they their opposition they voke couilict. There is ranch wild rnmor their intentions, hot a sober study that the bitter in afrai l of the situation impresses worst is There 2,500 or 3,000 in the city, stationed at V soldiers varions pointe. WORST APPARENTLY Cincinnati, Maroh 31, 2 a. m.— Tue police report everybody gone home and the city quiet. It is almost Impossible to tell the exact number of dead aud wounded, bnt the list is Bte&dily growing, both the morgues and the hospitals being well filled. The greater nnmber of those shot wounded in the legB, showing that the troops did not fire to kill. Continued on second page. A Pullman Train Hhaknu Up. Portland, Me., Maroh 27—A Pnilman the Maine Central road from train Bangor dne here this morning oonntered a slide the track iu Sodom Yarmouth, while running at nearly tall speed. The engi baggage, mail and express thrown lrom the track and badly wreoked. All the passenger and sleepers remained on the track and hart although all were badly shaken up. tender, SPEAK Kit COOP F It HEAD. Ho Expiree . in.—Nhort Mkeloh of life Life. àpecUl Correspondence or Camdkn, March 29—Hou. Samuel B. Coop« r, (speaker of the Btate S»* at 4 a. un , aft fever. He week. , died a lihort lliutss of typhoid taken 11 last Sunday '.a bora in N rth Murder- kill hundred, Kent oouuty, August 19th, d all liis life immediate neighborhood of lxid native roof Mi. Cooper 1826, spent in the . His father Bamuel B. Couper, Br., a prominent citizen in bid day of Mnrderkill hundred (then undi vided), and at general assembly. Mr. Cooper received a public school education, afterwards teaching school himself lor several years. Retiring irom the pedagogue's chair, he settled down a farmer aud fruit grower ; passing the closing years ot his life upon what known as the old Evan Lewis farm, the western side of the road leading from Camden to Willow Grove and about 2 J miles south of Wyoming. In politics Mr. Cooper Democrat aud his pnbiio life and labors «h as to win the respect and trust .of ail who knew him, irrespective of party. Ue wa< appointed by Governor Causey, iu 1855, j Willow Grove, time a member of the MUTS vice of the peace effioe whioh he held He was elected to the lower house of the general assent bly in 1871. Iu 1880 eleoted to the State Senate aud served there through the memorable "Wild Western" contest of 1881 with oredit to himself and his constituents, and members who voted in favor ol the charter of the : railroad. tor he of the seven Baltimore & Philadelphia At the opening of the last session of made speaker of the second the Legislature he the beuate,rcoeiviug 5 votes ballot against 2 for benator Horsey and 1 for Senator Chandler. He filled the speaker's chair through the session to the entire satisfaction of bis fellow bers, aud exercised wise thought both in and forc er the buBineBB of each day, the hands of oommittees and when brought np on the floor of the House. In private life Mr. Cooper was wl'ely known as a genial gentleman, and a good neiehbor. He belonged to a largely Methodist family, though not a member of any ohnroh himself ; yet In life aud conversation aud strictly temperate habits he walked uluseiy up to tho line of the church dL-cipiin«, more neatly than mai y apeakrti Coopi-r leh. is a widow, three ug titer ilia i -liant, CamdeL; I z kitl •r, li-q., attorney at law, Dover, nid K A. i.uoper, commission busiio.es, KfiilaiJeipnia. Ilia daughter is about 14 old. Hie death leaves George H Hates, Eiq., of this oity, speaker of tho House, in the line of Bnooession to th gubernatorial ohair in the event ot Governor Btookley'a decease. e J W. F I'. C OVER A CENT :V AGO. General WuNhlnictuu Agent -Willi« I »»ml —A I'aper of lllMtorlcal lu tere En He* In Mary Airs. M. B. Nicholson of this city, who has d a considerable collection initial copy a fondness for of antiques, il tlm posse of-the Maryland ami Baltimore Journal awl Advertiser, bearing date Friday, August20tb, 1773. Tho paper is iu excellent preservation, aud iu comparison with con temporaneous prints is a typographical It is a four page weekly, three columns to tho page, and contains curious advertisements and reading matter. A whole column of tho small sheet is devoted to tho prospectus, which is emphasized by a liberal s with of e of elaborately ernnmouted initial letter. Tho publisher, W. Goddard, apologizes for the non-appearance of his paper at un earlier dato on the ground that tho greatest difficulty was experienced iu get ting the type and material. Tho announce ment follows tbat the paper will bo issued Thursdays unless tho subscribers dcHire that other day be selected for publication ; ami that "whatov erty aud published providing the lutiguago is decent and computable with good government ; but I am resolved that the paper shall bo free, and of no party.'' An appeal is made to sub scribers to pay up their outrauco fee aud avoid tho necessity aud exceedingly disagree able duty of •• making a personal application for money, without which tho paper's exist ence will bo short." tfl Yinoug tho advertisements is one dated Mt. îear Alexandria, Virginia, July 15, id signed Georgo Washington. It calls tho public's atte the subscriber has 29, Ohio and Great Kauhawa Thu qualities of th forth aud is stated that it is especially valuable " ro is a probability of a »g formed gested that the so the Kauhawa tests that General Washington in a liberal use of printer's ink, covers near three fourths of a column. in favor of lib rights of mankind, shall be Yu i the faut that 38 of laud on tho for sale. miiAitely set ong the advantages of tlie tract It ml government the Ohio, aud it iH sug will bo at the mouth of .'' Tho advertisement at ras a believer is the notice crest is the rard oi Another $10 offered for tho c white servaut, Owen his master. apturo and return of a McCarty, who of nows, it boasts of being ahead of its competitors. Its latest London budget is dated June lJtb, aud was. there !o mouths old at the time of issue. There is nothing of a stric.lv local souse of any importance aud all that appears aro the happenings of weeks or days previous. There is a fashion item, a shipping list and a market report, which were regarded rb novel features. In tho latter whisky is quoted at 52 cents per gallon aud wheat at *1.60 per bushel. It attests in poetry and prose its loyalty to Georgo III., then ruler of England, its hatred of Cronin ell. The publication the cite of the Balti more Sun's tnagmfioient building. Tho paper is valuable as a hostorical relic and interesting as illustrating tho wonderful strides made iu journalism during the past ouutury. In office A PenluHiilar Whale. A whale measuring 60 tjet 9 inches long and 12 feet 4 iu«;hea through tbe body from back to b.east aud with a tail 9 feet aorors got ashore ou Saturday last tbe south inside shore of Pungoteag creek, Aoociuao county, Va. Five fisher Attacked the monster by shooting aud chopping it. They eeonred it with two auchors, wnioh were fastened to the leviathan by ropes passed through holes out in its flesh. The captors work about the whale for several hours, dining which time the whale thought ll maited motionless, aud it When the tide Saturday it floated and iu at sundown displayed renewed vitality. A desperate strangle fretd the animal from its oap •ivlty cables aud d it moved away, carrying the chord with it. Nu of it until the following Mon day, when it was discovered In he oh of the creek, dead. The flshe i it to the beach north of Pnngo t«*agus cre«.k, where they recommenced the.r operations of stripping it of the blubber. The proprietors of the fi.-h fao tory on the creek offered blabber for laoky cantors refused to accept on those terms. It will probably render 75 bar rels of oil. This iB the second whale to get ashore in the year. boil the half the oil, but the vioinity within Heady to Kcbnlld. The rains ot Joseph Pyle's burned residence, on Front street, near the city limits, have been oleared away and the erection of a handsome brick reeidenoe will be commenced in a few days. Mr. Pyle went to Philadelphia this morning to procure plans. Tbe contract for erect iug tbe building will be given ont next week. Mr. Pyle received this morning from L. P. Rook, agent for the Queen aud Royal companies, the lull amouut of his insurance In the rains of that structure Beveral gold watohes, a quantity ot silver forks and spoons, and a nnmber of old ooins. the bnrued bnilding. found Travel Over Market Street Bridge. Saturday not attaohed to Market From 7 a. 1,016 teams and 60 bore vehicles passed street bridge. On some days In summer the travel is greater still then wagens out. . until 6 p. m. the there family teams and txuokers THE REPAU.NO EXPLOSION. A DESCRIPTION OF THE NTTltO *• GLYCERINE WORKS. A V.rd let Moon Hindered of "Death Explosion of Afllru-Klycerlne **— A Theory Pi F I or ie Exploit!« Chester, Pa., March 29.—The nitro Chemical glyocrino house of the Bop Works at Thompson's Point, New Jersey, across the Dolawaro river from this oity plodod at 10.30 o'olork this morning, and it is supposod soven or eight mon have boon Among the killed supposod to be Lamotte dnPont, president of tho company, W. N. Hill, superintendent, Mr. Norcross compounder of the dynamite, and others. Their tug was immediately dispatched to this city for snrgeouB aud has'left with a number to attend to the wounded. FURTHER I'ARTICLARH—I)BATH CONFIRMED. Chester, Maroh 29—2.30 p. m.—The ex plosion at the Repauuo Chemical Works took pl&co at 10.20 this morning. Tho buildings w iUBtantly killed. The killed L&Alotto duPout, president of the Repauno Chemical Company. Superintendent Hill. Foreman Nurorosso. Mr. Lane, a New York customer of the company. Two workmen, whoso bodies mutilated la motte du demolished aud six badly not to bo recognizable. It is not positive^ known that other bodies not buried iu tbo debris. A tug with six phyeic&us aboard was im mediately dispatchod to the sucoor of tbe iu jnrod, the number of whom haB not been learned. A man named Alilior standing on tho Eloo trio Line's wharf, when tho explosion tdok place, states that ho llamo shoot upward into the air, and timbers of every description were thrown iu all direo The shock was kconly folt hero aud tbo houses wore rocked to aud fro for several minutoH many of the inmates rnshud into tho stroets for safety, fearing tho dwellings would tumblo. " It was at first supposed that an earthquake had caused the disturbance aud the wildest excitement prevailed. Whon the shock wharves, aud pressed into sorvico and quickly loaded with who proceeded to the any aid possible. Tho buildings erod to atoms. There quantity of dynamite and other explosives stored m tho place. dense volume of made known people crowded to tho every boat obtainable to render shiv a considerable FURTHER PARTICULARS—JAMMED IN A DOOR WAV WHILE TRYINO TION ABOUT T i—DK8TRU0 BUILDINO. Chester, March 29.—Tho orplosion at the Repauno Chemical Works this morning supposed to have boon caused by too much heat being gonerated by nitric acid. This supposition is based on tbe fact tbat tbe six occupants of tbe building w to rush for tbe door aud woro jammed in tbe passage whon tho explosion occurred. instantly killed, their bones being broken and ttoieted, and their beads crashed iu a frightful manner. Their names follows: L&Motto du Pont, president of tho company, and connected with tbo dnPont powder works iu Delaware ; W. N. •intendeut of the works ; rcross, compounder of nitro ; George Norton, an employe, Lewis an employe, and a visitor supposed a gentleman from New York, unknown to living about tho works, there beforo with Mr. duPout, and is supposod to bo a merchant dealing in Atlas powder or tbo material that outers into it. He a diamond ring and stud, aud aud fine looking. His pocket book contained . Mr. Jackson, the to him bnt The ai Hill. Edward N Blyoori Lay. also h be He ■ui'. left Hi icely dreHsed, tall a large chemist had been introduced uot recollect his Norcross, Norton aud Lay lived at Thomp h Point where the works are located aud dnPont and Hill lived elsewhere. Tho bodies of tbo dead began be removed to their respective homes. A workman was standing on a trestle-work than 100 foot from the building when it blew up aud thrown several feet into a field. Several large stones alighted around him. Ho sayH ho saw tho men rushing to the door aud heard tno report. It appears that Norcross had said during tho morning that he did like tho way the dynamite had been working aud that they could not keep tho huat down. Tho surgeons who wont over from Chester of little service. Tlie bodies of the not much mutilated, except with flying timbers aud stones. Nothing remains of tho building, which was a two-storied frame of placed in d tho deputy coroner of tho county inquest, after which tho bodiss will B excavatio sulficieut to bury a good-sized house wa building stood, half mile around tho ground where the and houses for a were badly shattered. Tho works which aro largely owned by tho duPontB of Delaware have been in operation fur about four years and this is tho flrBt dent that has happened there. LAMOTTE DUPONT. LaMotte du Font, president of tho company, of Alfred duPont.who was of Ireue dnl'out, who w was tho eldest tbe eldest of the founders of the E.l.duFont du Nemours «t Co. The deceased thus belonged to the third generation of tho family tablishmout of tho powder manufacturing business in this country. LaMotto duPout was born iu 1831. Ho married iu 1805 a daughter of Henry Bolin of this city, who, with si the seven children survives him. Upon the establishment of the works for the manufacture of dynamite at Thompson's Point he was mado president o* tho same ; William dul Henry A. duP same. Tho deceasod resided avenue, West been the socond member of tbe a violent death, hla nnole, , having been killed i - f being socretarv of the * * 3590 P Philadelphia. Ho family Alexis dul' ploHion at tho Hagley yard ago. 3D years Snuday'e Philadelphia Freu, gives the following detoription of the works and detailed account of the disaster: The Repauuo Chemical Company's works are soattered o than 600 cally nothing bat their buildings. The marebt rail way station is at Gibbatown, N. J , on the Delaware River railroad, and abont two miles from the river. A special train from Penuegrove Delaware River railroad carries the ployes of the oompany to the Boone of their daug««rouB work «very morning at 7 o'clock, and brings them back iu the evening at 5 o'clock. A branch ot the railraad runs from GibbBtown half a mile towfird the river,paet a building iu whioh the boxes are stored in which the dyna mite is packed, aud nearly to the maga zine where a large stock of the manu factured article is kept. Where the rail road ends a narrow gange track begins, in whioh tanks of acid are haaled by mules to the nitro glyoerine houBe. This building, iu whioh the explosion ooonrred, was singular in structure. On the first "floor," 30 oalled, it was ab. at 20 feet Bqaare, with an addition in the abont 14 by 10. The walls of the first story wore built solidly of atone, enuk two feet below the level of the ground aud riaiDg six feet above it. The space within these walls was filled with closely packed sand. In the addition, in tanks, into one of whioh the manufactured nltr.« glycerine drawn from the npper story aud washed with soda water. From this tank, it settled to the bottom, it was drawn into a smaller one through a pipe by a who was paid $2.50 a day to stop the flow whenever free acid instead of uitro glycerine began to flow. TUB DANGER - -1 whioh there is praoti the the The aeoond story of the house was built entirely of wood, and, on aoeonnt of its solid foundation of stone aud sand, free from all vibration. The wooden walls encloeed one r^om, entrance to whioh gained from the outside by steps from the ground. At the Bide of the bnilding also the narrow-gan^e tracks, elevated on trestles, up whioh mules drew tbe tanks of aoid. Two tanks usually drawn up at a time, each taining about 2,000 pounds of a mixture, composed one-third of nitric and two thirds of snlphurio aoid. Inside the wooden seoond-stoiy where the explo sion 1 b believed to have taken plaoe, in the centre of the floor, stood a hnge iron kettle or vat. Inside of this was another, and in the space between the two a onrrent of cold water kept continually flowing. Inside of colled several the inner kettle hundred feet of lead pipe, throngh whioh cold water objeot being to keep down the temperature of the mixture in the kettle, heat is developed by the anion of the acids with the glyoerine. Thermometers rising out of the kettle Indicated every also kept running, the change in temperature, anything above 130° being considered dangerous, corner of the I . a tank for glyoePine, having a capacity of 2,300 p 'uuds. Iu another g ne, supplied with steam from a die- -, which revolved the ''agitator,'' a Bérit-s of iron blades which turned in the mixing kettle. Into this kettle, whose capacity t 6,000 pound-, the acids from the tanks outside the building by gravity through a pipe. Two uployed in thiR ton, the boss and engineer, who $2.75 a day, aud Lewis Ley of Pauisboro, his assistant, who reoeived $2 25 per day. It was Ley's dnty to dip the glycerine from the tank and poor it into a funnel, from whioh'it , G-orge Nor paid into the mixing kettle, where it was mingled by the "agitator'' with the acids flowing from the tanks outside. When the acid) and glyoerine had nnited, the resnlting nitro glycerine conveyed through a pipe to the flrBt tank in the extension down stairs, already described. L casualty. A little after 10 o'olook W. H. L. Ney, intelligent employe of the oompany, standing at distanoe from the nitro glyoerine house, when he George Norton rash oat of the building and towards the business office. He Superintendent Hill and Presi enter another honae just before. Not finding his superiors,at the office, Norton tamed back and ail soeed to the nitro-glyoerlue hoase, going in on a raised tramway, while juat before him dnPont, Hill and N iroross entered from the other side seen that something moment, while Norte doorway a terrific plaoe, throwing high into the air. the oompany, structure, but five had dent daP with they had wrong. In a still in the plosion took heavy bnildiug Ackerern, an ageut of abjnt 3U feet from ih instaniJv killed. Th inside t a terribl and covered with debris. A Norton sped by on his way back, Ne' called out to him to know what matter. Norton looked over his shoulder with aoomioal grin and yelled back that the plaoe heard the noise, and started from hi? building, bnt, beginning to under up, went baok. he «hut his tbe fire. Chemist Jackso« stand what Hardly had door when the explosion occurred. A moment after the air was filled with the i flying fragments and the seemingly solid fonudations of the "N. G." honae vanished, leaving only a heap of brioks and sand, under which of the owner, superintendent, foreman and salesman. Ley was the only within 100 leet of the building who not inBtautly killed and he whose Bkin of the remains the only broken. There two gashes in his neok, olean ent though made with a sha r p knife. It is snpposed that the lying gl incisions. Within a minute the workmen from tbe adjoining buildings, accustomed to tho dauger,had reached the wrecked build ing. Physioiana fore any arrived Ley workmen found the bodies of Mr. dnPont aud Superintendent Hill buried almost 2 feet under the sand whioh had formed the foundation of the building. made the summoned,but be dead. The BXPBDITIOUS VERDICT. One of the re accident kabie features of the the aptness with whi'ih the employes grasped the situation. Wi n supeiintondeut and foreman dead, their subordinates acted promptly summoning, physicians from this city,from Checter the neighborhood. The tug belonging dispatched d another ia my the eetabliidune for the doctors, weut to Pauleboro for Constable Frank Green, who coroner. Two hours the accident ocourrsd, 12 employes of the works had been paneled of testimony resulted "death fr< a is, a jury, and a brief hearing iu verdict of om explosion of uitro glyoerine es unknown " So far as could official effort be ascertained to trace the accident Certainly its primary erase, spared to prevent effort W inquiry into it by persons not officials. Every road leading from G.bbstowu to the works picketed by employes who carried sticks and sternly forbade iutrn B ; .on. They guarded railways across the road and clothed with offioul power. traçaient though to A THEORY W. U. L. N-*y, who i says thaï th glyoerine through too high temperature is by before resulted iu explosi works. He thinks that after the stnfi got afire the two men triad to extinguish ice house ioe wherewith to ocol the Then they with it, rendered fool hardy by tbe con stant pre quo ed above, burning of the nitre means uncommon, aDd bas n those iug bstauoe. d, returning ing to for help, ■ of dauger, stiil ende avert their fate. Iu a snt after is 1 the we !.. five of them were dead dyiug. Ney says that only a short time ago the thoritiea <1 the sixth tn warned that there were sufficient ooile within the ffioinut cold and that the duce chemist of the establishment bad pro nonneed it unsafe. "Jackson will ba peiintendent bet he had too narrow had be lor««,but it had always been extinguished before Another theory is that they ing to produce the nitro-glycerine withont the presence of eulphnrio acid, with redncee the heat and itb removal may have induced combustion. " he said, "bat you that machine. He escape himself." The 11-e sevural times bo 't P 1 explosion oould tak<) place. try by 39 at least mnt. The acid deori m ed AN OVERDOSE OF E\ The Heath of lame f. Ranitx Fhllanelp Harris T. R.-.mby, a w- 11 ku ded in this oity at d.ffereut «.-ral ye printer, wl.o has died iu a FLila tiiues for delphia hospital last «lose of ether. Mr. Rambo delphia . I. •o Puila have operation perfo painful felon whioh appeared I bis thnmb. As he from kidney affection the pbytldau thought beat that the operation should be attended with * in delicate health Buffering little pain as posbi administered as ble. Consequently ether iu a considerable qnanity and the felon then made opened. An effort vive the patient, when it that he resuscitating him The deoeased discovered dead. Further effortB toward nusneoes; fnl. about 32 y« from West Chester, Pa., years ago, aud learned Ol age, and to this oity the printing trade with James & Webb. years employed Delawarean, aud resided iu Dover. He returned to this oity abont two years ago and has since resided here. of He was for ti. Building Improvement«. A three stoned pressed brick building, whioh is to be occupied by Lewis F. Adair, is abont to be erected at No. 413 King street by C. P. Johnson. George W. Bash is having stores made ont of a couple of houBes French street betwee Second. The Ball's Head Hotel, Fourth street, between Shipley and Orange, is being razed preparatory to its site. the side of Frout and be having a fine hotel erected C. P. Johnson is remodeling the three storied briok bnilding oorner ol Third and Shipley streets, lately oconpled as a stove ornamented mansard roof, with fourth floor, is being added, a large oriel win dow is being placed of the building its entire hight and another similar window is being placed the Third street side. The three stores at Delaware avenae and Jefferson being built by William the northwest An the corner street which T. Stranghu for Joseph Tatnall, nearly completed. Patent«. The following patents granted to oltixens of Delaware bearing date March 25th, 1884, reported expressly for this paper by Louis Bagger, & Co., mechanical experts aud solicitors of patents, Wash ington: Keigwin and Talley, Wilmington, fruit parer ; L. A. Ringwalt, Wilmington, harness saddle tree. US vriiten history. OK. We Nomlu ry The Inner * i Hotel Mar •r Kill Conference. Gunge W. Stone iu a communication to Thursday's Nm>$ give-« the history of the s'ar chamber conooil at the European Hotel, at which the State slate made placing Albert Curry at its head lor governor, Washington Hastings for Congress, and Riohard Harrington, Esq , at the head of the State central ooiumittee. The matter has bsen gi piece meal and at second hand previ- ously, but coming from one who partiel pated in the confer« nee, and jnst at this time, it will be spioy reading, and is given as follows : Tho meeting took place on tho day but before the last Htato convention was held. During the forenoon of that day Washington Hastings called at my place of business and requested mo to be at Mr. Higgins' office at 11 o'clock of that morning.as there was a matter of importance to be considered. Upon inquiry as to tho subject to bo considered I iv formed that tbe "Dover party" had thing of importance to communicate. 1 as sented, aud at 11 o'clock weut to Mr.Higgins' office, where 1 met Mr. Higgins, Mr. Sperry and Mr. Bush. Mr. Hastings joined after and informed been stopped on the street by "Dover party" (I designation) aud that they bad a majority of the delegates the convention : that they had shown him (Mr. Hastings) a letter from Mr. Kooks, positively refusing to bo a candidate ; that they had decided to divide the candidates with the other side, aud to nominate him (Mr. Hastings) for Congress. Mr. Hastings asked the goutlomen named abovo to go to the European Hotel aud Dover party and bear what they had aud then to advise him what' matter. We wore afterwards joined by Col. Nields aud went to tbe hotel, and theio met Richard Uarnegtou. Levi C. Bird, George P. L isber aud Ihhho N. .Mills. Mr. Harrington aud Mr. Bird repeated iu substance w hat Air. Hastings bad told us a short time Lefore at Mr. Higgins' office. Tho substance of this statement «vas that they had not sent for , but that Mr. Hastings had made it a con dition upon which he would entertain auv proposition that wo should hear what they had to say. Mr. Harrington Hud Air. Bird reiterated that they had tho delegates to the convention; that we were without a candidate for governor by Air. Kooks' positive declina tion, both of which statements roboratod by rumors wo bad beard fi other sources. They anuoauced their deter mination to organize tho convention, ami to nominate Air. Curry fur governor and Air. Hastings for Congress, aud added that if there would rest with tbat be had of the the term merely as a informed th« of tho say. .as any opposition to tbat course it side, aud if the couvon not harmonious tbo resposibility ; that they proposed to with perfect fairness, aud that they bad selected Mr.Hastmgs,wbom they described aa their bittereut foe, of their good faith. indisputabloovideuco I'm to the organization of the convention and tho make up of the State committee they declined to couHider it, say ing that they woro not here to arrange those matters, but only to announce tlie deter mination they had arrived at with refer ence to tho nominations. Thu gentlemen with whom I was associated w tho representatives of any ono but . C'olouel Nields, Wo had act aud did listened and asked not accorded in tho shaping of matters boforo convention. After the uquiry of if IT H as tinge ; only a delegate to tho convention, authority from tho party not assume* questions ; tho iting o of tbo gentlemen present agreed to take part in tbo presenta tion of tho names of tbo candidates to tbe convention. Many things were talked about informal „way, tbo platform, «ic. ; but fere attempted except suck as r have made f< assumed to speak for d desirous to eution, but e but himself. proper w agreements v individuals ma} guidance. No c represent a delegate. .Hi see avoid a wranglo iu tbe* mado a pledge for am aud so far as my memory mado any pledge except the ono implied bv not threatening to go into a contest which would only end iu disturbance aud de feat. Tho substance of what ia included i my ruoollwot pose to disci tho evideuct s said and dono this statement, to the best of n and belief. It i s the character or reliability of •f Mr. l ooks' withdrawal, or'tbe opinions of tho majority of tb« delegates to the convention. I doubt if auytbing oonlu be to the c< upon which is, that it could be abnol y 1> A. of the info based : that ■ohed either ay ; so any discussi • i. subject could sist iu giving personal opinions. The prevalent opmic that the "confer exercise the powers of tho party by 'the gentlemen who were present is s origin. r. it 1 had omiuatiou only ; :i with whom I went to the understood it, and did nothing but listen to tho announcements made by Mr. Harrington aud his associates, anil afterwards refrain from advising wrangling iu tho convention. Ido ■•ate matter iu i to do with Mr. Hastings' aud the gentle meeting u I O. ember what Hastings afterward, or tbat anything defini was said to him; Dut our c Baid to Mr. ) in uot oppos iug his nomination w grouud enough for ie that wo approved of his _app heartily, too - at least I did I 'have never tbe letter I hat Mr. Kooks wrote declin ing to bo r candidate, and I cannot testify as to the wishes of tho delegates. 1 questionable at I have doubt wo did ! icepted timo, and up regret at tlm followed is public and fully understood; and all that I ask is that the members of the party shall know that the gentlemen with ' whom 1 was associated that «lay did uot assume to represent anybody but Mr. Hastings and themselves, and never dreamed that tho matter would be considered otherwise than individual matter, aud m assumption « f any official power or discre tion. I make thiH statement now because I believe it is «lue* to ns that our position in the matt t should be understood, and that we ought not any longor to allow those in correct impressions to widen and doopeu, as they are doing as f Po. lowing Mr. !.. tl tn «t I took. 1 F. J. .i communication the signature of Watson R. Sperry, editor of the Morning Aei ct, whe also Sperry substantiates theRtatement? made by Mr. StoDe ; he also quotes from a communication from party as follows : Tho result of tho election for delegates to tho btate convention, held on the 22d of July, showed 21 for Mr. Curry her for Mr. Kooks m t Curry in Kent and 39 for Curry m New Castle against 42 f Fooks, aggregating 97 delegates to the co vention for Curry and 93 for Fooks. were perhaps throe or four of the delegates who might have voted N. ok ap in the « react*. Mr. of the Dover N\ for Mr. x. 4 ; ueri ion had a ballot been taken, iu opposition constituents bad elected them few would have mado hat theii vote ; but s«, criai difference all certain which of the two can didaton would have gained by tbe defections * * * On this sudden occur-* elv, this belief within two or three days of the'meet ing of the convention that they controlled occurred lu à few of the most active aud experienced of tho State central committee that poaco—permanent peace aud harmonious action, for the future as well as the present- might bo ]>erfectcd, and the entire Republic « the convention] L column hurled »my, if generous magnanimity were » hand, ami acceptance acknowledged coram the of the situation tho other. * ces. aud with motivoB Mossrs. Fisher Mills and Ha of Kent came to Wilmiugto the 25th of July, and iu company with Mr. Bird of this [that[ city held a «• tiou with Messrs. Higgins, Stom Nields and Bush ot the European I for the purpose of making • >nt a slate, as alleged by the Democrats, for tho slate had teen made by the masses of the party at the tho Saturday previous, at the 3 Of All gto Mill« Hotel, primaries top of which stood the and tho rest a carte blanche friends might write the for Congress, but to ascertain whetl did&te for Congress might not be » vhich^his i tho list of Mr. Kooks' friends who would eptable to tho entire party. - * * « to the of idea of the penny organ that Mr. Higgins foist him c&udidato, never mentioned at the c that connection, no be any of his friends 'tried tho party' is cuoiinh the cougrassi sav tbat ills ml tv hinted y other name spoken there, tor the position, than tbat of Washing ings. It '-vas first mentioned by the geutlo from Kent, at; 11 a.-t that they believed the Kent and Sussex delegates would gladly cutbusmstacally applauded by tbe gentlemen from New Castle that tbe mention of another by anybody present. d w thought of Wilmington A shooting match between the Wil mington and Middletown gnn olnbs took plaoe at Middletown a few days ago. The matoh was with five a side, 10 shots each, at 21 yards range. The first test reanlted in a tie, eaoh club making 32 points. In shooting off the tie the Wllmingtonlans made 10 out of a possi ble 15, while their opponents made 9 points. THE COLOR Kit VOTERS' MEETING, The AdilreM to the Colored Votera Heartily End for It- cognition Kelter —The lie •r Wilii meeting ;*! the colored voters held in the National Hall at Ninth aDd Walnut streets Wednesday evening-week. a number of addre iu which the object of the meeting opprov«*d aud the address issued to the heartily freely U. Lewis presided the There w made of the State domed. The determination expressed to no longer rely npon anv political party for elevation, bnt to adopt such measures their recognition citizens at other times than jnst prior to an election. Disgust pressed at kind, and even friendly treatme t received when au eleotion is approaching aud often after it has passed with being ignored entirely, especially by those whom their votes helpe.l to elect. The sp-akers claimed that they Bhonld < e oonsnlted as to the choice of the candi dates for which they were expeoted to oast a eolid oolored vote. The opinion prevai ed that the movement had been delayed too long.by At least sever« 1 years. I« w ie reported that tbe colored voters of the Fifth ward are generally iu favor of the principles embodied in the address. After being nailed upon several times, Jamt-s A. Anderson addressed the assem blage He was gratified by the state uta made that all the speakers rred with the movement and willing to aid in tbe work, which he felt progressing. He spoke of the stead fastness of tbe colored people to the party with whioh they have been identified since they have had suffrage, and noted prononnoed party a big! colored vole would in American the absence of method of assisting them grade of elevation. He did not feel pelled to aek the Republican party for anything. It is their prerogative as men and citizens to enjoy anything that any else enjoys. It is an easy matter for the Republican party to say whether not it will agree t- - * the expressionn of the address a cd graut them the recognition whioh by right is theirs. "Not as the Morning Newt says, that looking for rffioic.1 recognition It is deeper Ibau that, there is something else beside olfije that needs to be looked after." Referring to insinuations that his race aspired to too important offices, he asked if it was disgusting or dis graceful for a black a pnbiio effioe for whioh he qualified. Ou the contrary, be said, if qualified and elected, it would be to the credit of his race. It said, there they might iy to fill true, he positions whioh advisably fill. "I don't there wonld be any real oredit the poiioe force, for a black espeoiall'' at this time. I cannot view it time, I would wonld make to be iu that light. At the eider a black •d a police He objeoted to being handed ready made tickbts to vote, in the formation of which tbe oolored mitt«* i that some oolored people had held important public positions, bat it was for political effect. Fred Douglass, he eaid, when United States marsnal for the Dis trict of Columbia, was not permitted to perform certain duties of his office became of his color and nut from lack of ab Jity. Of the 1,609 oolored vote? of the oil;, he felt confident tbat two-thirds of them concur with the prin olpies of «.he circular iasn«id. H -laid 'hat the actions taken at the meetings ehed by spies in the interest of certain sources, in closing he said that if tbe RepnliMcft • party cannot answer tbe demands « f their aldiejt, they c answer would : ■> ï . white had part. He ad tLsiu-ielves, and tb - longer be put off l.-y p they AND PET1T .1 UltORS. ■ rliiir the April MttloH IklHlrlct it or Fui United States Jury Commissi« A. dul'out aud S. Rodniond Smith, Iisq., Saturday, by direction of tho c grand and petit jurors to of the l' convenes April Hth The , drew •o at the April ed States district court which is of the jurors given below : Wilmington bnudred Samuel It. Finley, Georgo II. Robinson, John V.Christy,Thomas Bowen, Edward H. Gregg. New Castle- Lewis E. Eliasou. Brandywine—John W. Day. Christiana- William Brackiu. Mispillion hundred Amos Cole. Dock Creek—-John B. Cooper Milford—Silas Todd Jeukius, William F. Beswiuk. North Murdnrkill- Robert Rardo, Edward O. Raymond. East Dover—Charles Denny, F . Robert Jump. Little Creek—Elias Conaway. b Heaford hundred -E. L. Rc„„. Lewes and Uehoboth- James Lauk. Nautiooke—George Elliott. Little Creek- Daniel llearu. Broadkilu -Joseph L. Black. l Wilmington hundred- Robert Mcl'arlin David K. Buckingham. John C. F F. Eckel. George H. Ash, Jacob Backus Edward I'. Bellah, William D. Coruog, Thos. J. Mabaffy, John Perry. Appoqmuimiuk—Coleu Ferguson. Mill Creek—Th New Wilmot. ham IIolHchumacher, St. Georges—Thomas Cochran, James V. Crawford. Braudywiuo—Lot Cloud, Francis Petitode II. Poole. H. Taylor, James iles Lambsou, William White, Wil tie—Tho Braudywiuo—Lot Cloud, Francis Petitode mange. Milford hundred—William Lowery, John N. Cahall. North Murderkill—Jabez Jenkins, Jacob G . East Dover—John S. Jester. Little Creek—Thomas H. Taylor. West Dover—James Clark. Duck Creek—John S.bewley.Johu Mustard N\ U B 8 Helm. Broadkilu- George W. Prottyman. Northwest Fork— Andrew J. Lord. Baltimore—John F. Derrickson. Indian River—Heury-C. Barunm. hundred—Ebe Walter, Jr., Peter KEN r COUNTY .nrRORs. Tlie 1.1 Il rr or tliM onrt Whl Meets April USII«. The following is a i st U the grand and petit jurors for thu Kent couuty court, which convenes at Dover, April 28th : Dnok Creek hunewei—'Thomas James Aiire«! L. Hudson, J. Frai k Denney. Kenton—Nathau T. Underwood, David L Spruance, D ,vid Ü. Little Creek—Pet« r E Lowber, John Heitshu. West Dover—David D. Marvel, Rltsba Wright. E>st Dover—Charles E. Feun, Dr. He: ry Kvighy North 'vliirderkill—Alexander C. Dill, Themas P. Hanson, William Grabt" Sonth Mnrderkill—Samnel D. Roe, Joshua R L- IT. John Scbabinger. Mispillion—Zfbulen Hopkins, David W. Smith, Job« ph Booth. Milford—benjamin Uydorn, Charl»8 B Townsend, Robert M. Calpenter. CRORft. Duck Creek hundred—Isaa«: Traax, «s C. RobiDBon, Robert H. Hill,CL-ar les 11 Griffith. .Ti K-ntcu—John T. Poore, Coiiins, Albert T. Hoffecker. Little Creek—Andrew Keith, John H. Bishop. West Dover—Thomas Sonse, James H. Grown. East Dover—William G. Postles, Wil liam Bntler, Harry A. Richardson, Hugh J. Enright. North William T. Murderkill—James Jarrell, Henry R. Draper, Thomas P. An«lerson. South Murderkill—Charles Case, Richard V. Roat, Tinley Stevenson, William K. Davis. Mispillion—John Clymer, William W. Colllson, Tllghman W. Brown,George W. Collins. Milford—Joseph Frasier, I Winlook B. Hail, J«hu W. Bennett, Henry C. Gorby. A New York Lady Fatally Nhot.' k, Maroh 29.—Mrs. Gould fatally shot last night at her home in West Twenty-first street by George 8. W. Walsh, a visitor. New Y Thoi i a ORPHANS' COURT ADJOURNS M EE TING OF FIES T PRES BT TEE l A N CONG RIG AT ION, The Itev. t harlea I». Kallogf L'u I* Selected lo the Pastor. o Succeed Mr. IlnVal- H 1 h Connection with the Church. if. the < h igregational meeting held in the E.r-t Presbyterian Churoh last week ' f t the purpose ot eleoting a pastor. Le Rev. C. P. Mallery tor aud Dr. Read J. MoKzy the session. After devotional exercises Mr. Malle) y spoke at At tbe ed moiera olerk of length the subjeot of the meeting, stating the responsibiUty attached to a minister's effioe and the abilities he should possess. Their ohoioe should be a dignity, speot ot the community and whose lnflu should live long after his death. He congratulated the congregation npon the quickness with whioh they to fill the vaoanoy oaused by Mr. DuVal's resignation, and said that long delays not only detrimental to interest, but a hindrance to the growth and pros perity of a ohnrob. At tbe olose ot Mr. Mallery's remarks, Dr. McKav read the oall for the meeting, and James H. Shoemaker's motion that the congregation prooeed to oarried. I ~ James H Shoemaker tellers by the moderator. When nominations were in order,David Lemon arose and nominated the Rev. Charles D. Kellogg, who, he Slid, in every way a gentleman. This nomination was seoonded by Dr. McKay and he was of charaoter, possessing who wonld command the re abont eleotion Thomas E. Yonng and appointed animoualy elected. At Mr. Lemon's earnest request he was allowed to be tue first to sign the oall whioh will be forwarded to Mr. Kellogg immediately. After tendering a vote of thanks to the moderator, the meeting adjourned. The Rev. C. D. Kellogg, beoame pastor of the First Presbyterian Chnroh in 1863, and resigned in 1867. He was mooeeded by the Rev. Samuel H. McKown who was the immediate predeoeßsor of Mr. DuVal. DELAWARE COLLEGE. Ntep» Toward Experimental Farm—Celebration or tbe Neun mal. Special Correspondeuce of Gazette and Journal. Newark, Maroh 27. —A stated meet ing of the board of trustees of Delaware College was held meeting the following named members were in attendance : Dr. Lewis P. Bush, president, Hon. Benjamin F. Biggs, Dr. C. Elton Buck, 8. M. Curtis, Dr. N. H. Clark, George G. Evans, Manlove Hayes, Jsmes tl. Springer, Dr. H. G. M. Koliook, David J. Mnrphey, William H. Purnell aud John A Reynolds. Among business of a publie nature transacted, was the takiDg of initiatory steps towards the establishment of experimental farm, under the auspices of the oollege with a view of promoting the agricnltnral interest. The farm tn be located somewhere about the middle of the State ; oertain promi nent and publio spirited gentlemen having voluntarily come forward aud promised to contribute for the purpose of making snob undertading a snooess. The following reso.ntion was adopted and a special committee appointed to into effeot : Resolved, That a special committee of five members of the board, a majority of whom shall bo composed of farmers from each of tho three counties of tho State, bo appointed into consideration tho establishment of an experimental farm aud to make such arrangements as may be necessary for this purpose as they may see fit, provided that tbo college shall not be put to any expense thorefor. I en Tnesdav; at whioh carry the The following appointed as the committee : Governor C. C. Btookley, Hon. B. T. Bugs, Manlove Hayes, James UoBslnger and Dr. David L. Mustard. A communication was received from the Alumni AflBOciation proposing tooelebrate the semi oentennial anniversary of the the opening of tbe oollege. The board adopted the suggestion and fixed the time of the celebration at the commencement in Jane next, and anthoriz ug the presidential committee of the college to co-operate with the Alumni Association or its properly constituted appropria tion to aid in defraying tbe neoeasary •expense of the celebration. committee and also made Kent County Collector«. The leport of the Kent court oommittee aiance due for 1881 to be $52.95 ; for 1882, $4,994 15 ; for 1883, $14,309 05 ; total, $19,356 15. Sinoe the report made out William A. Willis of East Dover hundred has made a payment of $113.73, and Robert H. Stafford, Mls piilion, has deposited $300, for whioh he has not yet received reoeipts. The $52.95 standing nnty levy collectors shows the b from 1881 of two balances treasurer—$25.43 Needles of South is made dne the from James Mnrderkill, aud $27.52 from John M. Sapp, Milford. The amounts due from the oolleotors for 1883 are : Benton V. Weldon, Duok Citck, $1,962 19 ; Nathainel H. Griffin, Kenton, $3,170 08 ; John Sipple, Little Creek, $1,436 74 ; John J. Voshell, WeBt Dover, $1,042 63; William A. Willis, East Dover, $1 200; Henry L. Smith, North Mnrderkill, $1,462.65; George W. Killen, South Marderkill, $2,716.94; Robert H. Stafford, Mispillion, $483.65 ; James A. Martin, Milford, $420.44. np l ' R. New Caatle Presbytery. The regular session of the Presbytery oi New CaBtle will be held in the Presby terian chnroh at Chesapeake City begin ning Tuesday, April 16th. The session will he opened with a sermon by the m tirinj moderator, the Rev. James Con way of Port Deposit. Daring the stssion a number of important reports will be received. Commissioners will be eleoted to the goDeral assembly whioh meets in Saratoga in May. Aotion will be taken upon the call of the Rev. Charlee D. Kellogg to the First Presbyterian Church aud candidates for the ministry will be examined. The session will prob ably last until April 17th. Chaneery C on Adjourn« business ct importance brought before the oourt of ohanoery yesterday afternoon week. The ohanoellor trustees having returns of sales to make, that they must present them by 10 o'clock, p. day. At Thursday's session of the oonrt, which reconvened at 10 o'olock,very little business was transacted, none of whioh was of pnbiio importance, and at 10.50 o'clock the court of ohanoery adjourned nntil tbe 8th of April, and shortly afterwards the orphans' court waa adjourned by Judge Wales. TIM ; notified attorneys . Thnrs Probably Fatally Injured. While making ready to oonpB» some a backing train at the west yard, Friday, William Swift, a brakeman the P. ,W. & B. railroad,oanght his left foot in a frog and before he oonld extri cate it was knocked down by a loaded ooal and seriously and probably fatally injured. His leg was slightly out for its entire length and the hip and lower part of the body horribly mangled, while his right arm was badly out. DaubPd From a Bridge. James Bowman was struck and killed by the fast mail south on the P., W. & B. railroad at the Bush river bridge Thurs day. He strack by the looomo tive aud thrown into the river. When his body was recovered life was extinct. Mr. Bowman was keeper of the Bash bridge, whioh position he has held for upwards of 30 years. He was well known in this city, where he has several friends. An amateur horse fane! of South Milford, has had the true Ruben's laok. He began trading about the first week In Maroh, sinoe which time he has plished little less than the pursuit of his business. During this period hs has made seven exchanges, is now Ml possession ot the same horse with whioh he began, and has paid in all, $95 boot on his trades.— Milford ChromcU.