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EMI tllMStirn 17H4
(!0SiKUL10AT£U 1888.
Honors to Two Great Ameri
can Presidents.
Democrats of Philadelphia
Have a Big Demonstration
The Jaekson Day Celebratlo
A<1 dr
«lay Night—Able
Philadelphia, Jan. 8.—The great
Jackson banquet at the Academy of
Music to-night, was attended by 5,000
persons. It was the most notable gath
ering ever seen in this city. Ex-Presi
dent Grover Cleveland was the guest of
the evening, and his appearance evoked
the utmost enthusiasm. Mr. Cleveland
held a reception at the
Young Men's Democratic Association i
the afte
>ms of the
and shook hands with
4,000 persons. Tiie Academy w
fusely decorated with flowers and plants
to-night. Covers were laid for 600
guests. Mr. Cleveland occupied the
scut of honor, ex-Secretary Bayard being
his right and Governor-elect Pattison
the left. It was nearly 10 o'clock
before the banquet proper was finished
and the public were admitted to the bal
Previous to his appearance at the
Academy, Mr. Cleveland held a re
ception at the rooms of the Young
Men's Democratic Association, lusting
from 2 o'clock until 5 p. in. The build
ing occupied by the association is at the
corner of Broad and Chestnut streets,
and the locality was jnmnied with
people during the three hours that the
reception lusted.
which greeted Mr. Cle
land upon entering the Academy of
Mnsic to-night was brilliant in the ex
treme. The decorations were profuse,
and costly flowers and plants abounded.
Around the balconies were festoons of
flowers, the names of all of the states of
the Union bein
thousand <
been expended by the association in the
preparation for the banquet, and the
* presented when all were seated at
the table has probably never bee
While the cigars and coffee were
being handed around, a little commo
noticeablc among the diners,
and all eyes were focused upon the pro
scenium box to the left of the stage. In
a moment the tall and graceful form of
Mrs. Grover Cleveland appeared in the
forward part of the box in full view of
the audience as well as of the partici
pants in the dinner. Every
building rose to his feet, handkerchiefs
waved aloft, cheer after cheer
given, and the utmost enthusiasm pre
vailed. Mrs. Cleveland acknowledged
the salutation with repeated bows,
and, turning to a lady by her side,
made a remark in a laughing vein, and
signified that she recognized several
gentleman among those on the floor.
. Cleveland carried a largest bouquet
' roses. She was dressed in a gray
silk gown, with seal fringe across the
bosom. On her neck glistened a circlet
of diamonds, and in her hair was a hand
! diamond aigrette. Her
The see
g prominently displayed,
foliars are said to have
tion w
iu the
of red
I bare
silk gloves to the elbows. The applause
j that greeted her entrance was redoubled
when she kissed her hand to her distin
l guished husband, who sat altnose oppo
I site lier.
Letters of regret were read from Gov
S ernor Hill of New York, Governor
\ Biggs of Delaware, and others.
When Mr. Cleveland rose to his feet
to respond to his toast the scene was
simply indescribable,
those assembled in the galleries cheered
vuved napkins and
»andkerchiefs, the speaker remaining
I tes on his feet before he
ixcept she
e mauve-colored
Tho diners and
•dly and
as permitted to proceed. Cheers fol
lowed almost every
tord of his sp
rangement of toasts
follows :
"The Memory of Jackson" was drunk i
silence, and then these.sentime
"The principles of true Democracy—
thov are enduring because they are right
id invincible because they are just."—
K-Prcsidcnt Grover Cleveland of New
"The Commonwealth of Pcnnsylvani..
. lier honor is safe in the virtue, intelligen
s of heri.eople."-GW
-elect Robert K. Pattison of Pennsyl
"The Federal Government—its prosperity
depends upon constitutional limitation."—
—Ex-Secretary of State Thomas F. Bayard
of Delaware.
"The New South—In her material and
political development
.»easful fin
F. Breckinridge of Kentucky.
"New England—Her history i
, of hostility to unjust t:.
Russell of Massachusetts
• the elements of
ssman W. C.
'—.Inlill E.
"The Young Democrats—The hope
M reliance of the republic"— Counsellor
BH< Joseph P. McUullon of Philadelphia.
*1 Justine Thompson, president
of the Young Men's Democratic As
«s* elation, in welcoming the guests, called
attention to the happy political situation
under which this Jackson Day was
®U being celebrated. Instead of defeat
after defeat, a series of glorii
KB hud co
'Hr Jackson Day, he said, commemorates
«ist complete and crushing
defeats recorded in history, and this last
defeat of the political enemies of the
country was as complete and crushing
as Jackson's triumph. It was far
reaching; New England, Pennsylvania
I and the great west all united in rebuk
ing Republicanism. This victory, said
' the speaker, gives the De
t right to place upon its banner the sig
I niffcant words: "No north, no routh.no
t, but the whole country."
g tribute to
the Democratic c;
one of the
:raoy the
He paid a gtowim
dent Cleveland, Gove
Pattison and
tho other distinguished guests.
MR. Cleveland's response.
When Mr. Cleveland arose to respond
to the toast "The Principles of True
[•Democracy—They are enduring, be
f cause they are right, and invincible be
'cause they
5 just," there was trerne
dous applause, l ie said :
Mr I
idmt and Gentlemen: As I rise to
»ponu to the sentiment which has be
assigned to me 1 c
made upon
•ornent .of the words "T
" I believe them to
conviction or conclusion touching political
topics, which, formulated into a political
belief or creed, inspires a patriotic per
formance of the dimes of citizenship. I
ion satisfied that the principles of this
avoid the iiupres
d by the
institutions, and that they may be urged
fellow-country in on because in
their purity and integrity they uccord with
the attach ment of o
! such as underlie t
pettple fi
ir their
A creed
Î ;overnment and their country.
>ased upon such principles is by no means
discredited because illusions and perver
sions temporarily prevent their popular
acceptance, any more than it can be'
trievably shipwrecked by mistakes made
in its naineor by its prostitution to ignoble
purposes. When illusions are dispelled,
when misconceptions are rectified, and
w lien those who guide are consecrated to
truth and duty, the ark of the people's
safety will still be discerned in the keeping
of those who hold fast to the principles of
true Democracy.
doubtful. The illustrious founder of our
•cd them. Tlicv
sorted and followed by a
long fine of groat political lenders, and
they are quite familiar. They comprise:
Equal and exact justice to all men; peace.
•e and honest friendship with all
nations—entangling alliance with 1
the support of the state governments i
their rights; the preservation of the gen
eral government in its wholcconstitutionnl
jealous care of the right of elee
! people; absolute acquiescence
of the majo , "
cy of the civil over the military
authority; economy in the public ex
penses; the honest payment o
d sacred preservation
in the dccisit
of the public faith;
•I frèedo
of the press and frec
:< mi men:
if religion, freedor
.om of the person.
The great President and intrepid Demo
c leader whom we especially honor to
r relaxed his strict nd
! to the Démocratie faith nor fal
of the rights of the
miers, fi
igiit, who
tered in his defen
people against all
spiration and guidance in these principles.
On entering upon the Presidency he de
clared his loyalty to them; in his long and
useful incumbency of that great office he
gloriously illustrated their val
deucy; and his obedience to thedoetri
Democracy at all times during his
public career permitted him on his retire
ction in the déclam
ent when I surrender
st I leave this great
•1 his i
d suffl
tion: "At the i
my Inst public
people prospe
lull enjoyment of liberty and peace, and
honored and respected by every nation of
the world."
1 lumpy
id in the
Democratic steadfastness and enthu
, and the satisfaction arising from
our party history and traditions, certainly
ought not to he discouraged. But it Is
hardlv safe for us because we profess the
true faith, and can boast of distinguished
political ancestry, to reply up«
things ils guarantees of our present useful
y organization, or to regard
their glorification us surely making the
way Cosy to the accomplishment of
uitical inissio
The Deni
study of p
leratic party, by an intelligent
resent conditions, must be pre
leefc all the wants of tiie people
s they arise, and to furnish a remedy for
every threatening evil. We may well ho
proud of our party membership; but we
cannot escape the duty which such mem
bership imposes upon us, to urge con
stantly upon our fellow-citizens of this day
anti generation the sufficiency of tho prin
ciples of true Democracy for ihe protection
of their rights and the promotion of their
welfare and happiness in all their present
diverse conditions and surroundings.
There should, of course, be no sugges
tion that a departure from the time-non
orod principles of our party is ihm
to the attainment of these object
tho contrary, we should constantly
gratulute ourselves that, our purty creed
broad enough to meet any
arise in the life of a'
_ _ free nation
•e the functions of gov
favored few at
also Its
Thus when we si
crûment used to e
the expense of the many, and _
nitable result in the pinching privation
of the poor undtheprofu.se extravagance
of the rich; and when we see in operation
«just tariff which banishes from many
humble homes the comforts of life iii
order that in the palaces of wealth luxury
ore abound, we
i <
lind that, it enjoi
justice to all." '
ms "equal an
Then if we a
« will
will we permit others
ved, by any plausible pretext or
»pliistry excusing the situation,
o them all w
grounded i
not be lie
political faith
to the words which c
iernn such ine
quality and injustice as we prepare for the
encounter with wrong, armed with the
farmers in distress,and
re not paying the penult v
d mismanagement; when
•e see their long hours of toil so poorly
iquited that the money-lender cats <
their substance, while for everything they
need they pay a tribute to the favorites «if
governmental care, we know that all this
is far removed from the "encouragement
of agriculture" which our creecl com
mands. Wc will not violate our political
duty by forgetting how well entitled
When we
know that they
of Slothfulnesi
ion to the»
«dependence of a former
arils of better days,
the extravagance of public
expenditure fast reaching the point of
• rkless waste, and the undeserved distri
bution of public money debauching its
icipients, and by pernicious e.xumple
threatening the destruction of the love of
i to the re
ong the people, we
•ill re
that '
— the public cx
importunt article i
true Dein
political adversaries
e of a Federal law,
lied pur]
s with electin'
bent upon the
with the
,,f pc
vudrathu JSSS
hieb in
ote Federal interference
of the people in the locali
1, discrediting their honesty
sing their
e will stub
I fai
«I justly
jealousy of centralized power, w
bornly resist such a dangerous «
. y scheme, in ohedie
for "the support of the
in all their rights."
Under nnti-De
ratio encouragement
•ouatant ly increasing sel
political allai rs. A
departure from the sound and safe theory
it the people should support the gove
•nt for the sake of the benefit resulting
all has bred a sentiment, manifesting
itself with astounding boldness, that the
government may be enlisted i
furtherance and advantage of private
•rests through their willing agents in
Dublin places. .Such an abandonment of
the idea of patriotic political actio
part of these interests has naturally led to
estimate of tho people's franchise so de
grading that it has been openly and palpa
bly debauched for the promotion of selfish
schemes. Money is invested in the pur
b of votes with the deliberate calcula
ting. it will yield u profitai.le return in
results advantage
Another cri ...
design is the intimidation by employers of
dependent upon them for work
the i
«•» this i
and bread.
permitted to contemplât« to
latest demonstration of the
people's appreciation of the right, and of
the acceptance they accord to Democratic
doctrine when honestly presented. In the
campaign which has just closed with such
glorious results, while party managers
were anticipating the issue in the light of
the continued illusion of the people, the
people themselves and for themselves were
considering the question of right and
justice. They have spoken, and the De
mocracy of the land rejoice.
In the signs of the times and in the
suit of their late state campaign the De
mocracy of Pennsylvania
igiit the
st lind hope
ind inspiration. Nowhere has the
tiveness of the people on questions involv
ing right and wrong been better illustrated
• state gov
disciple of
At the head of y
eminent, there will
true Do
would huve the
Though there hav
and influences not. altogether favorable to
an unselfish apprehension of the moral at
tributes of political doctrine, I believe that
if these features of the principles of true
Democracy are persistently advocated the
time will speedily come when, as in a day,
the patriotic hi-arts of the people of y
realth will be stirred to the
lected by v.
ght and not tiie wrong
ted here conditions
heir ci
great 01
that, in the midst of
n the time of party
l iai ion, we should remeni
way of right and justic
•ed as a matter of duty and
mediate success. Above
is <0 s
hope and ex pee
ber I hat the
should he folio
dloss of i
hings, let us not ft
ornent forget
that grave respot
which the people
guidance to 1 '
st; and let
the principles of
•y, which "are enduring because they
• right, and invincible because they are
nit the
Chairman Thompson, in introducing ex
Secretarv of State liavard to respond to
the toast of "The Federal Goverment," re
ferred to him as the "big states
little Delaware." Mr. Bayard, upi
ing was received as those who proceeded
him, by cheers and the waving of napkins.
He said he came a disciple of the gospel
of recreation, but found that hewasci
demned to be a disciple of work. For that
he had fo
honor to
it w
Cleveland in his
of work for the American people.
The victory of the Democracy was gratify
ing, but very incomplete. It gave us the
executive department, but it left the
branches in the hands of
opponents. There were two occasions for
work for the administration of G
Cleveland, and two results to be attained—
first, that the administration of the affairs
people should not fail,
d secondly that the results of such ad
>n should not fail. Therefore
the administration of Grover Cleveland
was under the dispensation of work and
not under the dispensation of recreation.
He continued :
of the A meric
those who will he in his second
to take a point from
) sinecure, for it w"' '
that i
ill be
ill be u
place for work.
be perpet
uated without limitation of those chosen
to administer it. For power will grow
upon what it feeds. Arbitrary power will,
therefore, become the rule, and what is the
twin brother of arbitrary p
ruption ?
"To-day do we not witness a party that
irrupt because it is arbitrary. Have
tney not cast off from their hearts and
souls the constraints and the limitations
of the constitution they swore to uphold?
The rules of Reed in the House and the
proposed gag law in the Senate
out warrant in the constitution of the
United States. The political creed of the
party in whose name we have gathered to
night is widely opposed to arbitrary power
der any circumstances or under any
political exigencies. It is in the Demo
cratic mind to comprehend the occasion
that the advancement of the party to
which our opponents belong shall he at
the risk and at the cost of the country.
"No, gentlemen, this
marked one. There was
weeks ago in which there
sion which
"No government for
is c
! with
election a few
s the eleur-spoken voice of
the majority of tho American people. On
that occasion there was an opportunity for
comment, and we ought to make that
comment emphatic and decided, for it was
the voice of the American people ex
pressed and heard, which should he to-day
expressly considered and obeyed.
"The danger is to-day that the tenant of
ur property has received his notice to
quit. Ii he has to quit he propos«
damage the premises, if not to set tire to
them. Where was there ev
landlord and tenant, such as
nossed, between the American people and
the temnorory agents in charge?
"The individual citizen is the symbol of
Federal system the unit of oi
is the state, und tho Uni
aggregate of the states. The just right of
the slates is the Union of the states. De
stroy the citizen
e have wit
"Ill o
i. the
siale the unit, and the citizen is the
. Destroy the Unio
reduce the states
a unit, yi
the deelaratio
day in the Congress
! enforced, liberty
•o parties in this
to be gov
witness lo
st perish. There :
land, one of which seems
arbitrary law for Its
vantage, while to-night i see a party auh
dinate.d to all parly demands and sub
ject to the limitations of the constitution.
he called into exist
to-dey, and its exemplars
to-night before I spoke.
Here is the pilot of the ship of your party.
Ho brought it into the sea of peace, of law
and order. There was an election in the
state in which the honor and honesty and
safety of the commonwealth appealed to
the heart of the people, and the man who
was tried and found true was culled again."
erneil by
n ad
ddressed v
More Honor to tlio ox-Proslrient>-Dinner
fa's llncrowncrl Queen."
Philadelphia, Jan. 9.—Kx-President
Cleveland will return to New York nt 2.30
o'clock this afternoon over the Pennsyl
vania railroad. This morning his host. L.
Clark Davis, tendered Mr. Cleveland a
breakfast, at which were present ex-Se
tar.v Bayard, Governor-elect Pattison, ox
Hurrity, President McLeod of
the Reading railroad, William M. Singerly,
proprietor of the Itecord, Col. Alexander
K. McClure, editor of the Timm, ex-('ol
leetor of the Port of Philadelphia John
Cadwalnder. Samuel Justine Thompson,
sident of the Young Men's Democratic
Association, John C. Bullin and A. J.
Drexel, Jr.
Mrs. Cleveland will not return with her
husband to New York, but will remain in
this city until to-morrow morning. This
she will be given a reception bv
her hostess, Mrs. Davis. To-night she will
drive with George W. Childs and after
wards attend a priv
the foyer of the Aeade
to "An
ball to be given i
Tho Oyster In
Its Worst and
the Culling: Law a Dead Letter.
Crirfield, Jan. 7.—The steamer
Governor Thomas, Captain T. B.
Howard, of the state fisher
rived here this morning,having
Commander Seth and his guest, General
. They found nearly 3,000
oyster bouts here, but only one house
•orking, because of the smallness
of the supply. At all points along the
bay bad reports were received of the
condition of the industry. Most of the
oysters have been cauglit, and the bouts
are making no money. The culling law
is regarded as a dead letter by the
•y force, ar
Felix Agn
There are rumors here of a rehearing
of the Tangier Sound case by the court
of appeals; but a reversal of its decision
would do little good, as the seed oysters
have been nearly all scraped. "Of a
bushel examined here to-day 75 percent
under sized. General Seth, Gen
eral Agnus and Captain Howard met
the prominent oyster men of the town,
and discussed the question with them.
The steamer left this afternoon for An
napolis and Baltimore.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com
pany is reducing its force of workmen, and
also time and pay of those retained.
Against Its Con
a Sewer.
The resolution introduced at the meet
ing of the Street and Sewer Department
Tuesday night wee.k to condemn Silver
brook for a common sewer, Is likely to
causiderable discussion. It was referred
to City Solicitor Lynam for considera
dem 11
It is stated that sewage from the out
lying western section of the city .known
Silverbrook, is naturally drained into
the stream of the same name, and more
less of it goes there now. The locality
is a good one for large manufacturing
establishments, being 1
B. & O. railroad, but the fact that they
of, drain into Silverbrook has pre
vented them from being established.
Peter J. Ford's morocco factory i
the brook, and at one time drained into
it, but is now compelled to pump his
sewage, by steam, to Front and Adams
sirects, where his private sewer connects
with the city system of sewers.
It is stated that a large planing mill
was recently to bo established on West
Fifth st reet, near the brook, and a siding
to the factory was laid by the B. & O',
railroad. When the company found
that it could not throw its sawdust into
the brook, the project w
On the other hand, it c
the stream takes a roundabout
and empties into Mill creek, which has
its outlet in the Christiana river, at the
pulp works of the Jessup & Moore
Paper Company. The farmers through
whose property the brook runs will op
pose any steps towards turning it into a
common sewer, because it could not
then be used for watering their cattle.
The Jessup & Moore Paper Company
have, and will fight against the pollu
tion of the stream, claiming that the
pulp works use the water of Mill creek
for manufacturing purposes.
onths ago the court of chan
cery ruled, on complaint of the Jessup
& Moore Paper Company, that the pulp
works and the farmers along the
in a pure state,
right to drain any contaminating sub
stances into them. At that time Peter J.
Ford was by injunction stopped from
draining his morocco factory into Silver
brook. At no time however has any
action been taken towards condemning
it. as a common sewer.
the line of the
given up.
l be said that
.'ere entitled to their water
d that
K lull i
His Lifo
Special Co
» 1 .tournai
E. Jan. 9.—Jacob Starkey, the
big negro who is to end Lis life on the gal
lows for feloniously assaulting little Grace
Clark, is resigned to his fate, and is spend
ing the end of his life iu feasting. Tho
doomed man has a voracious appetite and
square meals every day. He
paces up und down his little cell, in which
he is locked up in solitary confinement,
for hours at a time. The ventilating win
dow of his pen is nearly always open and
the fresh air pours in, tiie criminal con
tinues his brisk walkiu
next meal time he
the multitude of
two spiritual ai
eats tlire
g, so that by the
oc able to relish
good things. Starkey has
Ivisors, a colored and a
white minister, and through their efforts
he has become very penitent and spends
much of his time in grayer. It is rumored
that his hanging
the doors of the jail yard'will be open
March 6th.
d that
ik Directors.
f Gi
e and Journal
Dover, Jan. 8.— The directors of tho
*rs Bank of the State of Delnw
it. here yesterday in the parlor of the
hank. The semi-annual dividend of three
per cent was declared and the following
s for the different banks in the
State elected to serve the ensuing y
Dover, Dr. Henry Ridgoly, Caleb S.'Pen
newill, J. B. Andersou, Caleb Jackson,
Edward Ridgely and E. M. Stevenson;
Georgetown. ex-Governor Charles C. Stock
ley, K. R. Paynter, J. B. Do
Burton, C. II. Richards. I
:* w Castle, F. N. Buck, Thi
. D. Jt.
Ehe W. Tunnel);
mm» Holcomb,
icr, John H. Rodney, James T.
>r. J. J. Black; Wilmington, J.
1». Allniond, T. F. Crawford, G. 0. Lob
dell, George H. Ik
A. B. C
s, Joseph L. Parpen
ter, Jr., John I*. Dough ton.
A Denton Merchant Niiiltheil.
Denton, Mn., Jan. 8.—James H. Nichols,
a merchant of Denton, hern me involved
in a quarrel last night with Frank Faulk
ner, a colored youth, living near here, and
• ith a jack
iuct became offen
d he ordered him
in the foe
knife. Faulkners
Mr. Nichols
J, but after leaving and going
on the outside of filestore Faulkner con
tinned his abuse
il Nichols went out
him. As ihe
.»reliant stepped
Faulkner assaulted him
of the
ith his
face. 0 ' The
d cut sev eral deep cn
e negro tried to make
~ — ......»e his escape,
•aught bite last night by .Sheriff
but w
eaugm uue last nignt oy rsnent
Shields ami Deputy Sheriff Kinimmon,
who brought him to town and lodged him
in jail. Dr. Hardcastle was summoned to
dress Mr. Nichols' wounds.
ral of tho Rev. S. T. Gard
The funeral of the Rev. S. T. Gardner
yesterday week was largely attended.
In the attendance the congregations of
Bethel and Glasgow M. E. churches, of
which Mr. Gardner was pastor, w
represented. Services were held i
Charles Hill, J. K. Bry
Vaughn S. Collins, E.
Fosnocht and T. A. H.
was made in Bethel buryi
Gardner will continue to
! well
Presiding Elder M
wns assisted by the* Revs.
, L. E. Barrett,
J. Atkins, I. (i.
O'Brien. Burial
ng ground. Mrs.
reside in the par
sonage connected with Bethel and Glasg«
churches. During the next three months
the pulpits of these churches will be sup
plied by Day Cantwell, a student at Delu
•are College.
1 Co
Is linn
Special t
, Jan. 9.—The resilience of Jen
nings Mills, a well-know
young farmer in Cedar Neck w
<1 prosperous
as totally
3 o'clock yesterday
on. Mrs. Mills was not nt h
lyed by fire a hr.
the time
• at
d Mr. Mills
in the woods
at work. He suw smoke
ning fr<
reach it the
R. The fiimi
house, but befo
entire building was in fli
ture and all of the wearing apparel of the
family wore destroyed. It is supposed to
have caught from
The loss is estimated at $3,000 and insured
for $1,000 in the Phoenix company of New
lie could
overheated stove.
Henry Kyi«'« Will.
The will of the late Henry Kyle was
presented for probate a few days ago,
-cat was tiled against it by John
Kyle, a sou of the deceased, who ob
jected to its provisions. On Thursday
the caveat was withdrawn and the will
was probated by Register Bradford, who
d letters testamentary to Charles
J. Kyle, the executor named i
The estate of the deceased is divided
among his children.
but a c
the will.
.Six-mile Rec
Thomas Jefferis, formerly of this city,
now engaged in business in Louisville, and
champion bicyclist of.Kentucky, Monday
week broke W. C. Beeds' 6-mile record of
254 minutes of two years ago by covering
the distance in 21 55-60 minutes. The
from Centreville school to the
B. & O. railroad. He rode a Swift safety,
with cushion tiro.
Stories of the Horrors of
Siberian Prison Pens.
Guilty of no Crime but Likely
to be Dangerous.
-The Most It«
an. the T
eler ami Writer,
Political Exiles
111 iif- Crimes of the
Century—Nome Sperhno
Outside of the general features, absorb
ingly interesting as they were, of George
Kennan's lecture at the Opera House
upon the subject of "Russia's Political
Exiles," it. must bo remembered
that the speaker was present last night
week to testify from personal knowl
edge upon the historic facts of the past
and present existence of these outrages
on civilization us they are perpetrated
r in this last decade of the nineteenth
century. Horrifying as the whole ter
rible story is, tiiis feature of it, that
these fearful outrages, be the statements
true, and certainly the assertion may be
fairly ventured that not a single
Kennan's audience
last night week did aught but believe
him—then the most painful feature of
the lecturer's harrowing recital is that
these dark deeds are also transpiring
now. The audience left the theatre
doors weighted down with the most
hideous memories of Russia as may
find their parallel only in the dismal
passages of the Florentine poet's
"Inferno." If Mr. Kennan's state
ments be true, there are no adjectives
in our lexicon to adequately describe
the damnable practices of the Russian
administration of to-day.
The lecturer was introduced in a few
pertinent remarks by Mayor Harring
ton, who referred to the lecturer's fas
cinating articles in the Century Magazine
upon Siberian prisons.
Mr. Kennan is an attractive speaker,
easy and fluent. „While lie used manu
script, he did not read it. A large
camera sheet was continually in
! thro

rh ich w
mi graphic illus
Dations, which he made
ning comment. The "protesting class"
ong Russian subjects, the lecturer
asserted, are not homogeneous. They
are of all classes, from noble to peasant,
and from official to tradesman. The
common bond that links together all the
Russian opponents to
tem is the declaration
condition of affairs is unsupportable and
must be changed. The protesters
not a party of negation. In all his years
of travel and of intimate acquaintance
with over 600 administrative exiles, Mr.
Kennan has not yet met a Nihilist, ac
cording to the accepted American mean
ing of the term. The political exiles
not gloomy, frantic cranks. They are
intelligent, in many instances highly
educated men and women, writers, law
yers, physicians, teachers and students.
The first" series of atercopticon pic
tures were given for the purpose of dis
posing of the Russian administrational
claim that the larger share of adminis
trative, which is the term used to de
scribe political exiles, are of a lower
order or butchers and peasants.
Some of the pictures of women gave
features of the most extreme refinement
and positive beauty. The degrading
stories of the whipping of these women
' back in the Kara prison dungeons
•ited suppressed hisses among the in
dignant audience of last night. That
was the occasion about a year ago, when
23 of the female political exciles, ex
asperated beyond endurance by their
fearful treatment determined on self
starvation. They ate nothing for 23
days. Mr. Kennan startled the audience
by stating that the prison officials cir
cumvented this by administering injec
tions by force. Three of the women
committed suido and others died fr<
prison fever and gradual starvation.The
government outlay for the support of the
administrative exile is $1.15 per month.
The story was told of an unfortunate
young lady, a graduate of some St.
Petersburg seminary, who insulted by
some words of tiie governor of the
prison slapped him in the lace. She
was condemned to receive 100 lashes
bare back, from the effects of which she
(lied. Other horrible storie
of an outbreak i
exile stations
Several prisoners were shot dead and
others hanged. One was taken on his
sick bed to the gallows and there strung
up almost inanimate. Graphic anecdotes
of the escape of political exiles fn
Kara to this country were received
with repeated applause.
Audible sarcastic comment was made
in reference to the fact that the Russian
administration had offered a large pre
mium for the best essay on prison gov
ernment and the life of the Philanthro
pist Howard.
One of the most affecting anecdotes
related was that of the young exile who
just before taking his turn at the gal
lows scribbled off a few lines to his
respited fellows; "make my fife count,"
his note said, "and writo to Kennan."
Another story was that of the prison
death of a beautiful young woman
whose prison mates smuggled a letter to
Mr. Kennan expressing the hope that all
English speaking people would be
abled to learn the truth in regard to
these fearful barbarities.
A scries of ghastly pictures were
Shown of prison suicides and those who
hanged. Among the death pictures
those of the patriot Prince
Krapotkine and of Alexander II, taken
two hours after his assassination.
A Russian princess, who is at present
traveling in America, is reported
having remarked, "What Mr. Kennan
writes is like a drop of rain beating
against the ocean when compared with
the power of Russia." The lecturer
replied last night, "Be that us it may I
would rather to-night have tins letter
from one who lost his life telling me to
go on in my work, that to wear the
u and tho purple of the tsar of the
the existing sys
that the present
•ere told
i one of the étapes or
the route to Yakutsk.
Tlio AdJutant-genorulHliip.
The announcement that General T.
F. Armstrong of Newark is a candidate
for the adjutant-generalship is incor
rect. Tho two candidate for the post
Colonel G. J. Hart and Lieutonant
A. D. Cha ytor, both of this city.
At the fire on Joseph Sharpe's farm,
New Castle hundred,Monday night week
five stacks of hay took fire instead of
four, as reported. They were entirely
consumed. The loss was about $ 1,200.
There is little doubt but that the fire
incendiary nature.
was of
ringe of
Fiftieth Anni
y of the
mes L. Carpenter.
d HI
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Carpenter of
Centreville, celebrated the golden anni
versary of their wedding yesterday week.
The celebration continued all nay and
a delightful affair. At
elegant dinner. The following
poem, composed for the occasion by
Miss Laura K. Mason of Germantown,
was read by the composer :
have pasuml
Kitty y«
Kilt yon
10 fair brido came from
golden day.
home far
e that of her husband happy and gay.
Day j
I a
dear baby fares
Filled iu the blank places.
With eyes t»rl. ht and merry
a cherry;
With laughter and shout
lips rod
m* a mouse,
day day,
rat» o
twilight gray,
and takon away,
after year rolled silontly by,
de lit I he mother's eye.
Again ye
gin .m of
The dear little
And lo
h I
all flo
es big people
,r little poop
t In their . ii
hi: p
lo should be.
happy, you
and polite
u mother and father
When the birds
It's the name old story, don't you
They gather
d all fly away for the husband's bird's Bake.
A,atn the old homo, so bountifully blest.
Is left with the father aul
fledged, '
, happe
ir twigs, au«l a
'nest they
it-d o'er their
and shadow have i
closer the husband anil wife.
dour feat
ee and kind thoughts
his day may the
But ;
and bright,
go don night.
o night be fair,
long-; ast woddlng night
All of the children of the celebrants
were present. They are: Joseph L.
Carpenter, Jr., J. B. Carpenter, Mrs.
John B. Grobe and Frank C. Carpenter
of this city; Mrs. W. A. Lovering and
George M. Carpenter of Philadelphia,
Mrs. II. T. Mason of Germantown, and
Mrs. Margaret A. Chandler, James II.
Carpenter, Harry F. Carpenter and Wil
liam Carpenter of Centreville. Grand
children in attendance were : Frank D.
Carpenter and Minnie Ii. Carpenter,
children of Mr. Joseph L. Car
penter, Jr., of this citv, Mrs.
Mary Chandler and GeorgeB. Chandler,
children of Margaret A. Chandler of
Centreville; Adele C. Levering, Bessie
Levering, W. W. Levering and Joseph
Levering, children of W. A. Levering
of Philadelphia; Arthur Carpenter, Wil
liam Carpenter and Bertha Carpenter,
children of William Carpenter of Cen
treville; Frank R. Mason, son of Henry
T. Mason of Germantown; Howard
Carpenter and James A. Carpenter,
children of James II. Carpenter of Cen
treville, and William S. Carnt
of Harry F. Carpenter of Ce
The great grandchildren present were
Donald and Norman McLeod, children
of Mrs. John McLeod. The sisters and
brothers present were Mrs.M.Lackey and
G. II. Carpenter of Wilmington and A.
Carpenter of Centreville. Others in at
Mrs. Joseph L. Carpen
ter, Jr., Mrs. J. B. Carpenter, John S.
Grobe, Mrs. Frank C. Carpenter, W. A.
Levering, H. T. Mason, Mrs. James H.
Carpenter, Mrs. Harry F. Carpenter,
Mrs. William Carpenter, Milton Lackey,
J. Pou Ison Chandler and Mrs. Adeline
P. Hendrickson.
The gifts received by the celebrants
tous and valuable, and in
cluded many handsome souvenirs in
James L. Carpenter wi
ware county, Pa., and is in his 75th
year, and his wife was born in Centre
ville and is 70 years old.
entre ville.
sborn in Dola
A Fine
Bpaclal Correspond onco
Milford, Jan. 8.—Abbott Brothers
launched from their yards on the Misnil
at 9.45 o'clock this morning
their lurge three-masted
Millie R. Bohannan, in the presence of
several hundred persons. She was christ
ened by Miss Bessie Ratcliff of this town.
Her dimensions
lion riv
•hooner, tho
: Length of keel. 152
feet; beam, 37 feet; depth of hold, 13 feet;
tonnage, 1,500 tons. The vessel was to
have been four-musted.but since the engine
has been put in one mast will be disposed of.
of the finest crafts ever Imilt by
jdit to them. The
tho firm, and is
nent citizens of Philadelphia, where" she is
principally owned. The cabin is beauti
fully finished in white pine and red cedar
and is large and spacious, «she will be
towed to Philadelphia, where she will be
fitted out, and will be commanded by Cap
tain John Reville of this
oral promi
Farewell Dinner to Colonel Carter.
A farewell dinner was tendered Col.
H. H. Carter at the Wilmington Club
House last night week, by a few of his
friends. Col. Christian Febiger pre
sided. The guest of the evening sat at
the chairman's right hand and J. B.
Hutchinson, who succeeds Colonel
Carter as superintendent of the Mary
land division of the Pennsylvania rail
road, sat at his left. Among the other
guests were Dr. J. A. Draper, General
James II. Wilson, Senator Higgins,
Watson R. Sperry, M. K. King, super
intendent Norfolk Southern railroad,
Preston Lea, E. T. Warner, Benjamin
Nields, H. G. Morse, superintendent
Edge Moor Iron Works, Horace W.
Gauae, William T. Porter, William
du Tont and Colonel W. A. La Motte.
Wedded a German Prlneo.
Miss Anna H. Price, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Price, was married
December 17th last, at Dresden, Ger
many, to Friederick William, Prince
Ardeek, first lieutenant of the Ninth
Hussar Regiment of the German army,
and a blood connection of the House of
Claymont. She is a granddaughter of
the late Samuel Harlan, founder of the
Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, this
city, and a granddaughter of tiré late
Joseph H. Price, who was proprietor of
Price's flour mills, on the Brandywine.
• daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James
have married during the seven
years' residence of their parents in
as born
Y. M. D. C. Annual Flection,
The annual election of officers of the
Young Men's Democratic Club
last night week. The Australian ballot
system was used as the mode of voting,
ï'ho ticket elected was as follows: Pres
Ident, (Jarrett J. Hart; First Vice-nresi
dent, Patrick Nearvi Second Vlcc-presi
dent, Dr. P. W. Tomlinson; Secretary, trll
John Boughman; financial Secretary,
George R. Carmichael; Treasurer, Wil
Harn G. Bryan; Marshal, William A.
Kelley; Executive Committee, Frederick
C. Mammele, M. D. Murphy, Richard
J Kellv Gcorire J Finck W T Car- J?
a fi ' a i' Î
rmchael, B. S. Smoltz and Samuel
Ditmey. The club is now a flourishing
ormmzution of over 300 members.
in Which the OfTeml
ee is Defeated.
A Spirited font
ing Cc
The election for committee
Bermingham Friends' burying ground,
held Monday week, is described
of the must exciting elections held in
Chester county, in comparison with
which political
void of interest. The issue at stake w
the vindication of the old committee,
who had created a great deal of dis
satisfaction through their order to the
sexton, which resulted in having foot
removed from graves and the
mounds leveled off. A large number of
the meeting's members resented this in
novation and made the fight which re
sulted in the defeat of the old commit
tee and trustees
Three trustees—Wellington Hickman,
Thomas H. Brinton, Benjamin Sharp
contests were tame and
Eight committeemen—Abram S. Wil
liams, William T. Painter, John E.
Huey, William Jones, John Darlington,
Joseph Dilworth, Chauncey Darlington,
John G. Taylor.
Bot If parties were there prepared for
points which might arise, both
being represented by attorneys,
voting on age, no tax re
ceipts required, but there was challeng
ing and plenty of it, but the challenges
did not finally reject the votes in all
cases. Some were received and marked
"doubtful." These were
the judges and considered in the general
count after the voters had retired.
All the afternoon there w
constant line of vehicles driving to and
the school house (the polling
place) and every vote was gotten out
which could be secured, some going
from Wilmington and other points quite
Notable among these w
all legal
There was
held over by
Thomas Rooney,who resides in Indiana.
He had timed a contemplated visit to the
to be at this election and cast
his vote for his favorite board of
mitteemen. A four-horse team from
West Chester carried to and from the
election a large party of friends of the
proposed new board, and many others
drove down from that place. Pretty
young ladies, aged ladies, young men
and old gentlemen with white hair
mingled in the voting place, all deeply
interested in the result and all zealously
working to advance the interests of their
îtive friends.
; vote stood, old board, 58; new
11 Tim
board, 76.
He Dies Suddenly From Heart Dise
a Little Before 8 o'clock Thursday
William Bush of the firm of William
Bush & Co., morocco manufacturers,No.
114 Walnut street, died suddenly at 7.45
o'clock Thursday morning of heart dis
ease at his residence, Greystone, south
west Wilmington.
lie complained last night week of a
slight indisposition. It was attributed
to indigestion and as the symptoms
quickly passed away no further notice
was taken of the circumstance. Before
he had arisen on Thursday he expen
ded a sudden attack of heart diseaso
and within two minutes of the first in
dications life had passed away.
The sudden announcement of Mr.
Bush's death has created a profound
sensation in business circles throughout
the city. For many years the deceased
has stood in the first" rank in commer
cial circles and has always held the re
spect and esteem of every one in Wil
mington. He was the head of the mo
rocco manufacturing firm which bears
his name. William Bush was born in
this city in 1821 and is the third of the
name since the family has resided in
Wilmington. At the age of 16 he
commenced business life in the
office of his brother, Charles,
then engaged in the
manufacture of iron. In 1844 his father
established him in the lumber business
in the yard at Market street wharf sub
sequently occupied by the late Harry
L. Tatnall. In 1859, in company with
George T. Clark and Dr. I. F. Vaughan,
the deceased established the
morrow manufacturing firm of
Bush & Co., on Walnut street below
Second. Under his careful supervision
the business branched out ultimately,
becoming one of the most successful and
leading firms of the city.
The deceased was a director of the
First National Bank and president*of
the Equitable Guarantee and Trust
Company. Mr. Bush was identified
with the formation of the Central Pres
byterian Church, and was one of the
largest contributors to its erection. Ilis
wife and one grandson, William Bush,
Jr., survive him.
Michael Harkins Caught in Machinery
' the Pullman Works.
Michael Harkins, aged about 24 years,
was killed at the works of the Pullman
Palace Car Company about 8 o'clock
Thursday morning.
Harkins Vas an employe of the _
pany, and while at work this morning
his clothing became entangled in some
shafting or belting. Without warning
ho was drawn upward to thereof of the
shop. When he reached a point some
distance from the ground his clothing
became loosened, he fell to the floor of
the shop, striking on his head.
He received terrible injuries about
the head and face, producing concussion
of the brain, and began to sink rapidly.
The ambulance and Dr. Ogle were
summoned. An effort was made to get
the injured man to his home, No. 804
Union street, but he diod as the
bulance reached Fourth and Broome
He leaves a widow and one child.
He worked in the powder mills for some
time, but becoming afraid of a violent
death from some explosion, came to this
city and obtained employment in Ford
& Ryan's morocco factory. Later he
went to the Pullman works, where he
met the violeutjdcath he feared.
Deputy Coroner Giles summoned a
jury and held an inquest. The following
was rendered : "That Michael Harkins
came to his death by being caught in a
shaft at the shops of the Pullman Palace
Cur Company, and that more precaution
should be taken by the comyany to in
sure safety to their workmen'
Farmer* Dem»
.A' U le the Caroline County
îîâ - ÂâSVSâ I, dSmï!Sng*tto S
trll i ian ballot law for the county at the
next session of the legislature, 'ft is be
lieved that they will exact pledges fro
the various persons who may he e
dates fur the house of delegates. They
discussed and approved the sub-treasury
J? lun ttS ado Pted by the Ocala convention.
They also appointed a large committee to
etli ^( nc p account* and inouire
especially into the disbursement oi
levy made for public highways.
Australian Ballot.
Police on Hand to Protect the
Republican Thieves.
Meetings of Legislatures in
Various States.
The Republican Theft of New Hainp
aterl in
shire Unhlushingly Co
the Presence of Police—Don Came
at Harrisburg — In Otli
Concord, N. H., Jan. 7.—The practi
cal decision yesterday of the Sup
Court—that Republican Clerk Jt
had a right to give his party the legisla
ture and thereby the state officers—w as
to-day followed by a most disgraceful
scene. By direction of Governor Goodell
members of the Concord police force,
charge of the city marshal, had been
scattered in different portions of the
state house early this
•rning, and
the members of the senate and house
filed up the stairs it was necessary for
them to pass by the marshal and
officers, and also to identify themselves
as members-elect of the legislature.
Four officers, in citizens' dress, occupied
seats on the steps leading to the speak
's desk.
At the Democratic legislative caucus
this forenoon the placing of policemen
in the state house was severely de
After the members had been sworn in
F. G. Clark was elected speaker, and S.
T. Jewett clerk.
The Senate organized by electing Mr.
McLane of the Milford district, presi
The senate met the house in joint
convention at 4 o'clock, and the com
mittêe appointed to canvass the vote for
governor reported as follows: Whole
number of votes, 86,240; Hiram A.
Tuttle, It., 42,479; Charles H. Amsden.
D., 42,386; Josiah M. Fletcher, P.,
1,383; scattering, 12, and there was no
A ballot taken for governor resulted
as follows: Tuttle, 185; Amsden, 150,and
Mr. Tuttle was declared elected amid
applause from the Republicans. The
convention then rose, and each house
Mr. Tuttle will be inaugurated to
! 11 B
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 7. —The reign
of Cameron in Pennsylvania is undis
puted. The Republican members of tho
legislature to-day nominated Senator J.
Douald Cameron to succeed himself as
United States senator. The fact that a
caucus was field, while the election
does not occur until January 22st,
caused some talk, but with a single ox
ception, the Republicans took part û
the caucus. Those who were no
friendly to Cameron before they
rived here were soon captured. Mr.
Cameron must have felt uneasy about
his chances because as early
urday he sent a number of his lieu
tenants here to speak to the country
members and ho arrived
himself. It was the intention not to
caucus before the 15th, to
which time they adjourned to-day, but
this was regarded as dangerous to C
Mr. Taggart of Montgomery county,
went into the caucus to-day, but he
went out before a vote was taken, de
claring that he would not feel bound
by the caucus. He was opposed to the
gag rule, which
last Sat
about to be ap
plied. He claimed that the members
were betrayed in having this caucus
called by a self-selected chairman and
he protested. The legislators were not
prepared to vote on this i
ter. They want to go home and
constituents first. His motion to post
pone action until January 15th was de
feated by a large majority, and tho
caucus then nominated Mr. Cameron
by a unanimous vote. Ten members
were unavoidably absent, but if present
they would have voted with the others.
important mat
The legislature of Illinois met yester
day week. The Democrats in the house
elected their candidate for speaker. In
the senate the Republicans elected the
president pro tempore.
The legislature of Washington met yes
terday week and organized by making E.
T. Wilson president of the senate and
F. A. Shaw speaker of the house.
The Legislature of North Carolina
met yesterday week and organized. R.
A. Daughton, Democrat, was elected
speaker of the house by a vote of 93
against 13 for John A. Hendricks, Re
publican. The legislature is largely
composed of Farmers'Alliance men, but
they are all, or nearly all, Democrats.
The Connecticut legislature was
ganized last week. The senate is Demo
cratic and the house Republican. Tho
Republican caucus unanimously nomi
nated O. II. Platt for United States sen
The Massachusetts legislature met
yesterday week. The officers of 1890 were
The Michigan legislate
met last
week. After the members had been sworn
in the Democratic caucus nominees were
The Missouri legislature met and
ganized yesterday week. The Democrats
rerwhelming majority.
Senator Teller yesterday week received
a dispatch signed bv every Republican
member of the Colorado legislature,
pledging him their vote.
tu Appliiud the Neiuinatloa.
Philadelphia Prew» (Hep.)
The action of the Republican sena
torial caucus at Harrisburg yesterday
will be hailed with satisfaction by mo0t
Democrats and a very few Republicans.
It will cause profound regret and not a
little resentment among the groat mass
of thinking Republicans to which the
party owes its majorities, and to whose
intense dissatisfaction with Mr. Cameron
and his methods The Press for several
weeks past has been giving expression
and currency.
In » H<
on Hotel.
. Mass., Jan. 9.—Fire broke out
in the office of theC
of Brattle street and Scolly Square,
a. m., and the office wus gutted. Tl
•ford House, corner
guests all escaped,
jumped from a sec
'was severely injured. Tiie ca
fire is Jnot yet ascertained. The firome
found several gas jets turned «>
lighted. Loss several thons
i«enf the -,
Bradford McGregor, a
pert in Cincinnati, has succeeded iu unit
ing aluminium with glass, and he claims
to be the first person who has done so.
hai deal

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