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OUR LEGISLATIVE LETTER.
Once More the Members Fall to Turn up Monday—The Sussex Raliroa«l Mort gages—The Delaware Terminal 11111— Morton Gets the Farm. Staff Correspondence of Gazette and Journal Dover, April 0.—"We had the Seven Wise Men with us yesterday; have the insane »tor Williams, laughingly, this morning. The "wise men" referred to were the fieptasophs who wanted a charter; the other reference was, of course, to the trustees of the State insane asylum who want the Legislature to do several things —enlarge their annual appropriation to $20,000 and authorize a change in the name of the institution to "Delaware State Hospital," without the "insane." They think this modification would hance their chances for obtaining paying patients from outside the State. Both their requests received favorable consideration in the House this after noon. Mr. Higgins launched a bill em bodying the latter and submitted a joint providing for the farmer. The d voted originally to allow year for current expenses, but the Senate had cut it down to $20. 000. Mr. Higgins supported his reso lution with a fcw T earnest words. He reminded the members that this institu tion is under the management of some of the best men in the State; such as Dr. Black, Dr. Burton, Mr. Hopkinson and others; knows and relies they cannot than $25,000 they are to be Common human demands to-day," said Sen* resolution House ha whom everybody ; and when these this institu men tion believed. that we shall properly care of the unfor tunate wards of the State who have been placed in this institution. It is a «deration that appeals to all. This hospital is in the hands of really make it a religi these insane people. T suffer at their hands. Mr. Higgins read a letter from Dr. Black in support of his plea. Somebody calling for the yeas and nays, Mr. E. J. Morris said : "We voted :e; we all ought to who to look after he State cannot for this $25,000 vote for it again. And they all did with tho sole excep tion of Mr. Jackson, who voted "no." KE TIIE BONDS VALI Speaking of the insane! asylum is a reminder that nothing 1ms yet been done towards rolling away the cloud that rests over the validity of the $75,000 bonds which the State paid New Castle county for that institution. The trouble was that the act authorizing the issue of these bonds originated in the Senate (of 1889) instead of the House, this irregularity the bonds failed of negotiation. City Solicitor Lynam has been authorized by the trustees to pre pare a bill or resolution correcting this informality, but, although he has been talking of doing this for some weeks, tho bill Because of solution has not yet ap eared here. The money which these ond,», when straightened out, would ■usury could be, bring into the county as Joseph L. Carpenter, Jr., has sug gested, used to very good advantage just now in paying off the floating «lebt which the levy court has rolled up within the past four years. Tho county is paying six per cent interest on this $83,000 or more of indebtedness. THE SUSSEX RAILROAD MORTOAC1E8. intmonly strong pressure is being brought on tiie House to put through the bill for the sale of the Junction «fc Breakwater railroad mortgage i strength of the opposition to this pro posed transfer. There is one big ques tion that has been asked from the very beginning of this business and has re ceived no answer—Who represents the State in this transaction ? Attorney general Biggs, the State's accredited representative, is the attorney on record who has instituted the suit for the fore closure of the $250,000 second The fact that surface indication of the; rtgage held by the New York Trust Company the fight. He cannot serve two mas ters. James L. Wolcott, Esq., who acted as connsel for the II« also classed Delaware railroad. An effort was made day before yesterday, by a Holts lution, to engage Edward Ridgely and A. P. Robinson, Esqs., to look after the State's interests in the proposed deal, but that resolution was reconsidered yesterday and is now constructively lying on the table. But Mr. Robinson is attorney for Delaware, Maryland «fe Virginia Railroad Company and could not have accepted the engagement. And Mr. Ridgely substantially declined to serve. The bill will require 14 votes to pass the House. It is questionable if i get them. The cm Jit in the remon strance «ff Sussex i^nona Grange—that, the acquisition of tiffs mortgage by the Delaware Railroad Company would cut j out all hope of a competing line for 40 years—is having weight with members. Others have not yet been able to understand wherein it shall profit the State to exchange a 4 per cent for a 3 per cent bond, especially when the legal sufficiency of the guaranty of that bond is challenged by men who ought to know whereof they speak. THE DELAWARE TERMINAL "If the Senate passes the Delaware Terminal Railroad bill," said a of the House to-night, "and the Juncti «fc Breakwater is pushed to a sale, y rest assured there will be another bidder at that sale." This Delaware Terminal bill has been put through the House with u celerity that looks significant at this particula: time. The bill was introduced day and passed to-day, Mr. Rickards alone voting against it. That gentleman said, in explanation: been committee, is associate counsel for the s« 'tne •tuber Jf there had •miment inserted against selling out the franchises, I would have voted for it." The bill is almost as broad as a general railroad act. It simply E rovides for a road to start at ewes and county and Maryland line. Under this provision the road could the State. F members of the House, Speaker Sirman, Messrs. Ridgely, Higgins and Eisenbrey (the latter being added this morning) appear among tiie incorporators. Mr. Eisenbrey says that he cave them dis tinctly to understand, when In* allowed * to g«> on the list, that tin* cun iter should never be sold for any other than a competing line, with his sent. Speaker Simian says he does not know who drafted th«* bill nor whether it is i sylvania or the Baltimore «fc Ohio, tiie bill looks like an invitation held out to the B. «fc O. to come iti and takr* a hand. Mr. Hutson, who has charge of the mortgage-transfer bill, but who is at present kept away by rheumatism, has been requested by Speaker .Sirman not to be hasty in call ing it up. These things indicate that Sumcthingjis in the wind. Ehe Tunnoll, who is very anxious that the proposed deal should 1 Eliminated before tiie f< entered or the Juncti* to the New Castle all the interes f the B •closure , apprehends that, in case of n «fc Breakwater being f fo it sale, the Pennsylvania would buy it and then freeze out the Breakwater A Fmnkford. ing » sh 1'his it emit Id do by build line in Maryland to tap the New York & Norfolk stem of its Dela ware division, and divert the traffic of Chiucotenguc and the neighborhood to this Hue. That would leave the Brcak water & Frankford without an outlet; "in which event," says Mr. Tuunell, "it wouldn't lie worth $50." But, on the other hand, if the Pennsylvania railroad wanted to do this, it could have done any time within the past five years, and there is no security that it may not do so, entirely irrespective of the con tingency of its becoming the purchaser of the Junction & Breakwater. That. E urehasc would not affect its interests \ the Breakwater & Frankford, which it already controls, and would continue to control. DELAW ARK COLLEGE TRUSTEES. The members of the agricultural com mittee of Delaware College, in charge of the agricultural experiment station, held a meeting here to-day to discuss the management of prospective sites for such work, and particularly the availa bility of a live-acre site near Dover. The members present were Dr. Hugh Martin and Charles C. Stockley of Sus sex; Manlove Hayes and J. Alexander Fulton of Kent, and Benjamin F. Biggs, Dr. A. N. Raub and James Hossinger of New Castle county. John F. Saulsbury and W. F. Causey were also present trustees interested in the movement. The idea is to have one such lot of ground in each county. The New Cas tle county lot, at Newark, has been lo cated, the others are to be. and Georgetown. The object is to test the cultivation adoptability climate to the growing of ti and forage plants, especially' ties thereof, and the efficacy of various brands of fertilizers. The meeting ap pointed Dr. Raub, Manlove Hayes' and J. Alexander Fulton to consider the matter and report on Thursday of next week. There is already, under the direc tion of the trustees, orchard varieties of peach trees, and another experimental peach orchard of nearly 100 varieties located midway between Bridgcville and Georgetown. These orchards are south of the peach yellows belt. Dover • of Boil and ruits, grasses experimental Seaford, containing 200 THE NEW TEXT B<X>KR BILL. The Higgins bill to provide free text books and furnish misappropriation of school funds, designed as a substitute for tho Boss and Cooper bills, reads follows: «Section 1. That 1891. the commissioners of district or districts of the State of Delaware hereby directed and required to supply the pupils in attendance on the schools «If the respective districts with tho text hooks needed in the said schools and and .after July 1st. *h «School se the t<* he paid for out of the funds raised 'purposes which come into the the commissioners from year to hands of 2. Text books to he used shall be those which have been adopted by the state Board of Education; said books to lie bought bv the sni«l commissioners at the lowest wholesale rates and to he furnished free fur the use of pupils, who handle them with proper «'are and return them at the «'lose of the annual school year to the clerk of the district. Sec. 3. The school commissioners shall provide for t he safe keeping and the text books, and the clerk of the dis trict or districts shall have charge of tiie same, which shall he accounted f nually, together with tiie amount of money expended for said hooks, by the clerks of the district when settlement is made with the Suite auditor, and every sajd clerk shall at the expiration of hfs t**rm of office turn over to his successor all books on hand or a correct account thereof, taking a receipt for tiie same which shall be his voucher for settlement. Sec. 4. If any school commissioner clerk of any «listriot in this State shall wrongfully take, embezzle or appropriate to his own use any money or goods longing to any School district, he shall be deemed guilty of a conviction thereof by indictment, fined not less than $190, and imprisoned for a term of not less than six months. of be izdeamor an«l shn'l'] 1 MORTON «»RTS TIIE FARM. The House passed the George C. Mor ton bill on Friday, by a vote of 12 to 3, after it had been amended so as to re quire Morton to pay Mary Casperson $100 and to allow her to retain posses sion of the little Hampshire farm until March 25th, 1892. It was stated that, this harassed woman, who could not afford to keep up a fight of this kind before one Legislature afternoon, had agreed to a compromise for $200 and • year's possession of the premises. The whole property, something over 30 acres of land and the building thereon, is valued at barely $600. The bill was acted on in the absence of Mr. Walton, that there was no one to state the woman's side of the case. Messrs. Eisenbrey, E. J. Morris and Rickards, however, spoke against and voted against the grab; Mr. Eisenbrey paying very pertinently that the effect of dispossess one person who has no right t<> the property and give it to another who has no right to it." Mr. Morris held that if Mary 'asperson was to be ousted, lhe Slate should take the property. Mr. Higgins made a speech in favor of the bill in which, while claiming to state the case fairly, he showed that his information had been drawn from sources friendly to Morton and hostile to the woman. He omitted to mention, perhaps from lack of information, several points her side, and further stated that public feeling in the neighborhood was with Had Mr. Walton been in his seat he would probably have read the following letter in reply to this: In my own opinion Mary M. Casperson should either hr* allowed to l«-ft by George ' '. Morton, reimbursed l«»r the care and long service to Morton. Of my own knowledge I can tes tily that site faithfully « ared for Morton . urs before his death. Shelias the sympathy of all Iter neighbors, who think that site should be left i >ed possession. William C. Wier. March 16th, 1891. It may bo said again that this Morton bill, after being exhaustively discussed •o years ago, was knocked by a vote of 11 to 5; a vote which almost certainly have been 16 to 5 had all the members been in their scats when the roll was called. ( j _ the bill was simply " j M« itnin the place slit* sin mid be i limits in the House rould Dover, April 13.—As usual afternoons of late, neither house hail a quorum to-day and Only three senators, Donahoe, 1 Richardson, and five repre sentatives, Eisenbrey, Rickards, Ridgelv. Smith and Sirman answered to their ni at roll rail. A topic that attracted more attention than any legislative business here this evening was the welcome news, brought s Washington special, that the Delaware St ate G ränge had carri«*«l before the Interstate Goininerec* Commission, against the railroads. The man who could have given the fullest in formation regarding the «*ffe«*t of this . Representative Higgins who is Master of the State Grange, was not here; but Representative Eisenbrey,.!. Alexander 1 others who w Mondav business was trans art «id. Houst " I hv Eve «le« Fulton, Esq., with, decisi truck growers of this Peninsula. They could not say that the decision meant that tl»e transportati« points, t«> New York, should he put d«<wn t«» the same rate as from Norfolk; but they rould he such would encourage the planting acreage «»f garden truck for the this year at least talked the «»pinion that the meant a great deal to the fruit and *«i i rates fr« Peninsular felt satisfied that th« duel ion of a gr«* New York market, if in the years t«» come. It av be rca«lers of that the railroads have been carrying this class of freight all the way from Norfolk to New York at considerably lower rates than they have been charging to truck farmers right h •entrai Delaware. 175 miles nearer New York; but this has been the chief bone of «soausption. Eor example« it is stated that •9 to f T !«■: the rate on a barrel of potatoes from Nor folk to New York is 20 cents; while for the much shorter haul from Georgetown to New York the rate is 40 cents. The rate on a barrel of kale from Norfolk 'is* given at 17 cents; from - the lower part of this tieninsula at 50cents. With Norfolk freight the railroads must make rates to compete with ocean transportation; therein lies the secret of the discrepancy. Herein Norfolk posses an immense natural advantage over such peninsular stations able w'ater route to New York. What the grangers have been contending for is that the railroads should haul their produce 150 miles for as low a charge as they make for 300 miles or more, but no one here to night knows whether the decision just rendered goes to that length. It it does it will make quite a boom in the peninsular truck garden. The agitation of this subject dates back to the spring of 1887, when J. Wesley Webb printed in nis paner, the Delatrare Farm and Home , bills of freight paid by shippers at Norfolk as compared with bill paid by shippers at various points on the Delaware peninsula. Mr. A. N. Brown, then master of the State Grange, took up the matter and, after a consultation with him, Mr. Webb drew up a circular which was sent to the subordinate granges, and afterwards drew up the bill of complaint to the inter state commerce commission. Since then Messrs. Brown, E. H. Bancroft and Repre sentative Higgins have been steadily at work in trying to get this discriminati remedied. At that tune there was another cause of complaint, unsatisfactory service by which Delaware shipments arrive«! late to catch the New York raornin market. This was remedied by the roads, after attention had been called to it. The charge for transportation of peaches was a matter of constant dissension. In carload of have no avail if 1889 the rate Wyoming to Boston was $2$). It i stated that this rate was reduced last year to 1190, but as there were no peaches last year the growers didn't find it out. Some time last whiter the Boston Produce Ex change got a decision from the interstate commerce commission,the effect of which, it is understood, will in* to still further lower this rate by about 120 per ear.| The Farmers' Alliance of Kent county, hcW tfc- first regular meeting on Saturday, at Harrington. From 30 to 40 persons were The meeting adopted the follow •hes from p :<•>.-in. tug: Reniltifd, That . representing the farmers an<l laboring class of this «'minty, believe that tho bill now pending at Dover In relation to the pensioning of «-ailed for Therefore, sincerely protest against the passage of judges Is unjust resolved. Governor Reynolds has received, and to day deposited in the Farmers Bank, the Fnited States treasury cheek for Dela ys quota of the Direct Tax refund— 12.02. C. H. B. Dav, Esq., is prepar ing a bill to regulate the adjudicati claims under the funds and to provide for their payment. Dover, April 14.—'It is now the r pose of the Delaware State Grange to ask the Legislature for a railroad commission, whose object shall be to bring the railroads and tiie people each other. So says Master Granger Higgins, and he ought to know. There is ù hint in _ language which goes far fowards explain ing Mr. Higgins' change of base speech he Mi better relations with tiie the a«ie the Junction and Breakwater Mortgage Transfer bill this morning. The discussion of this hill w neetcdly brief and was one-sided. The hill had come up as tin 1 special order of the hour. Mr. Chirtman opened the discussion, hut instead of reiterating his urgent plea, of Inst Friday, for immediate action, he a very important measure, involving $699,009 of public money, and ought to receive careful sidération. Then he sat down. , • S, , r '.. 1 , 1 W ns s P°ke next. He said that if the hill had come Jerely said "this was - . . last week he should have voted for it. But he had been doing some thinking since, The State is the mortgagee. It has been informell that the mortgagor is ready to pay mortgage. He thought'the other it would he un business-like offer, inasmuch as he then believed the P., W. «fc B. endorsement would make the bonds a very desirable investment that would sell at par. But. when he came to reflect on the sufficiency of this guaranty, he was forced to ask himself: "What do I know about it? What do I know about the previous engagements of this railroad company? It may be so covered up that its endorsement would not be worth a $10 bill. We are entitled to know about, this. We have a montage now that we know is good: we should certainly keep that until we know that the bonds we are offered for it will sell at pur." The speech wa those who had been classing mg the friends of the hill. off' this lay t hat refuse this rather surprise to Mr. Higgins know." said Mr. E. J. is, ''if the railroad company will make better terms with the farmers. I am the bill and 1 move to postpone it to this day week." Which was at once done, without any nuire palaver. During the afternoon the calleil up again and referred hack to the committee for forth« We M« prepared h msideration. Among tiie motives for delay thefollow l to figure: * to withhold aeti A dc! , , until it is what the Senat«* will do with the Del e Terminal railroad bill. An uncertainty as to whether the inter state «.'nmincriT committee's rcluction of :.s applies to the Junction <fc Breakwater system. Every Evf.nin«. 's Washington special, the onlv available source of information. impli«*s that the ra dioed rates apply only to the •• the branches; although said also interstate roads. the Georgetown board of trade that that body will formu lât«* a remonstrance against the hill at its next meeting. Tiie considérât i< deal would shut « in lin« " branches -, An inti mat inn fr a that the proposed . for 40 years, all hope several lawyers of ae knowleilgeil ability have privately ex pressed .loitbts of the legal suffi«-' * the preferred guaranty, unless legislation is had bv the three i which the P., \\\ «fc B. railroad is «bar tered. of competing lin«.*. The fact current LEG1SL A IE CROCE Ell ISGS. Specially reported for the (iazotto and .Journal Dover, April 8.—The Senate met at 10.45 Int roil need : By Mr. Robs, act to incor porate the Labor Lyceum Association of Wilmington. Delaware; by Mr. Ross, act authorizing the city of Wilmingt..: ' burrow $5 h0,ikh» to maintain its streets; ini-orporute the George Churchman Land Company; to incor porate tin- Riverview Lan«l i'« incorporate tin* Minqua Ir Company: amendatory to mote tiie eiineation of deaf blind (indefinitely post in the farm of William IT. •School «listrict No. 8x t IS, Sussex county; t« William Rodney fr« ... School ' district No. 43, Sussex to ant horize united School districts and No. 171 school biiiMing. Mr. \\ illiants offered a joint resolution relating to the publication of the Revised •ode as amended, with additional laws Adopted. Mr. Richard.* House hills .Supply tin* act to pro 1 dumb and oii; » to transfer Pretty man fr« o School «listrict No. transfer tin* farm of School district No. 183 No.T' ' borrow money for i presented the claim ten for $102.13. Referred, bead and referred: House hills incor porât mg a company fur the extensi certain ditches; to incorporate imiependent Benevolent Society of of •the Union . <»f Laurel; to prevent school commissioners and clerks ^appropriating school funds; to divorce Anna and Richard W. Lockwoo«! to inmriioratcliraml Lciliiv ,,f IMawarc! shield ut Honor; Senate hill proposing an amendment to the constitution of this State. Passed: House bill to incorporate Dela ware ('ast le No. 12, K.G. K., Delaware < ity: Senate lull requiring the Levy Court of Sussex to help maintain the streets of I ape Henlnpeu City; House bill to amend charter of the Tomahawk Branch Hitch Company; House bill to divorce Annie and Richard T. Lockwood; House hill u, change the name of Mortimer c. Phillip» to Mortimer C. Elliott. fr. The ae ., . * * . , N«'ttie L. and Newt ( . Welsh was indefinitely postponed. Recess to 3 p. nt. 'TK It NOON SESSION. '«.'lock. Introduced: House bills to amend Tiie Senate sec tlon 1, Vol. XNIII., chapter 68ft, Delaware Laws; «.rule suspended and read second time); to open a new public road in Broad Greek hundred.Sussex county; to incorpor ate Washington Camp, No. 1, P. O. S. A., of Seafnrd; to open ami lay out n new road in Kent county; to transfer the farm of George W. Villers from School district No. 61, to District 65J, Sussex county; for the relief of School district No. 87. Sussex county; for relief of Deep Hole Ditch Company; to divorce Mary K. from Wil liam M. Reed; to incorporate Milton Coun cil. No. 14, O. U. A. M. Road and referred: House bills relating to town of Lewes; granting to William A. Atkinson a certain niece of marsh land: provide a safeguard against accidents in the uso of fire arms; act to divorce Annie M. from George H. Clark; to authorize the constable of Georgetown to appoint a dep uty; to authorize the levy court of Sussex county to take charge of a certain piece of public road in Sussex county. Resolutions: By Mr. Williams, to ap point J. Frank Wilds commissioner to tile claims on the direct tax fund; (lost, 5 nays, 4 yeas); by Speaker Donahoe, House reso lution, appointing a committee to settle with the State librarian, adopted; by Mr. Ross, joint resolution providing for the appointment of a committee «if two on the f art of the Senate and three on the part of he House in relation to the Fr«ic School bills for free text books, «fcc., adopted. Fussed : House hills to divorce John J. from Wilhelmina Quient; Annie E. from Edward T. Strain; t«i change and straighten a road in Broadcrcek hundred, Sussex county; to lay out a new public road in Broadkiln hundred, Sussex county; incorporate the New Castle Manufacturing Company; to incorporate the West End Improvement Company; to incorporate the Feninsula Land and Loan Company; to incorporate the Odd Fellows'Home of the State of Delaware; to divorce Levin and Harlie H. Mo«>re; .Senate bills for the protection of carrier pigeons; to amend section 1 of the act to incorporate the Delaware Railroad Company. The House bill to divorce John G. and Ella R. Simms was indefinitely postponc«i. Adjourned to 10.30 o'clock to-morrow. House of Representatives. Dover, April 8.—The House met at 10.30 «•f Speaker Sirman announced the follow ing special committees: On B. «fc P. R. K. commutation, Ridgely, Hutson, Walton, »Smith ami West; on settlement with the attorney-general ami .State librarian, Rick ards, Cranston, K. J. Morris. Read and referred: House bills to pro vide for a police commission; * porate the Delaware Construction Com pany; to extenuate the rubéfaction «ff nicipalities under adverse circumstances; to incorporate the Delaware'1er minai Rail ad Company; to incorporate the Glertrich Land Company for t he benefit of Narrow Dyke Marsh Company. Passed: .Senatebill - to incorporate Bran dy wine Commandery, Knights «if Malta;to •orporate the Diamond «State Investment Company; House bill t^» incorporate the Chandler Trustees Company; Senate amendments to House joint relation to I he Sussex Insan the House Kr« ineor solution i Asylum and .Streets Railway bill «'«incurred in; Senate hills to incorporate the Delaware Society, Sons of the American Revolution; to incorporate the City Real Estate Investment Company; •orporate Kodush Commamiery, Knights «if Malta; fo incorporate the Gor don Heights Club; House bill supplement ary to the Bright's anti Haines' Ditch tom tion of Mr. Eikinton, the vote hv solved to employ Ed ward Ridgely and A. P. Robinson to look into the J. «fc B. and B. «fc F. railroad mort* gages was reconsidered. Recess to 3 p. m. « )n which the Hum „w... Senate amendments to the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company bill con curred in. ' Mr. Kisenbrey offered a joint resolution, appointed J. Crank Wilds commissioner to carry out the provisions of the Direct Tax Refunding bill. Adopted, Passe« I : House bill to divorce Mary A. ami Charles Corry. ' I Introduced: By Mr. Smith, to iueor porate the Guarantee Title and Trust Com nany; by Mr. Ridgely, an act in relation to Ir«*« 1 schools (being a bill to transfer John H. Cook's farm to District No. 52. Kent county); by Mr. Kisenbrey. to pro vide safeguards against fraud (being an amendment to article IV. of the Stute Con stitation); Senate bills for the r«*li«ff of the heirs of Mary Ann Barlow, deceased; to incorporate Green wood Lodge, I. O.O. F. Adjourned to lu a. m. to-morrow. - AFTERNOON SESSION. The House reassembled at 3 p. m. Phss«;«1: Senate bill to incorjmrate I van hoe Castle, K. G. K.; House bills to amend rporate the the i-tiartcr of Lewes; North Side Improvement Company; to re incorporate the .Soldiers and Sailors Monu Association; to consolidate Districts (Lebanon schools), Kent t«» incorporate the Robert Emmett Literary Association; to create an additional selnjol district in Sus Nos. 27 and 1: county; Senate bills Sif-nutr. Dover, April 9.—The Senate met at 10.45 o'clock. Mr. Pilling submitted report of the mittee appointed to settle with the State treasurer. Adopted. Introduced: By Mr. Williams nd the charter of the ;t to rn «ff Smyrna; amend section 13. chapter s of Delaware; act in relation to 161, L charitable institutions; suppl charter of the Wilmingt ; act for the relief of School district 55, New Castle county; Alfred from Lucy Cleaver:* act for the pr« Passed: House hills New Castle Manufacturing Company; granting to William A. Atkinson tide t«»u dation «School «list riet No. 56 In Kent county. The Senate reassembled at 3.15 p. m. introduced: House hills for the protec tion of certain game in this State; to ' porate Crusaders act to incorporate the Fni branch divorce amend f women, incorporate the l salt arsh; ast M, No. 5, K.G. K.; Eleelrie C incorporate the Ted berry a .j Ditch Company. teaiiami liefern*«! : li so bill to confer certain powers upon the Delaware Hedge Company; net to luy out new public road smox county. The vote by which tiie direct tax solution was indefinitely post i was reconsidered anti tiie resolution at the table for amendments flic joint resolution appropriating $1,000 Insurance Commissioner Kooks for superintending the printing of this rep was culled no by Mr. Ross, und after dis cussion was laid on table. i«i. Fussed : Hoir bill divorce Annie M. fr« ..mu George II. Clark; act to « Richard T. and Anna N. Lockwood. 19 a. Adjourned -morrow. House of Kcprenentatlvcs. Dover, April 9.—The House dock. Claims presented and referred: By Mr. Eisenbrey, claim of William 1'. Godwin, $26; by Mr. Ridgely, claim of J. 8. God Joint resolutions adopte< 1 : Senate joint resolution relative to publication of t Revised Code: by Mr. Thomas, House joint resolution respecting the printing of extra >ies oT the House journal, ntroduced: By Mr. Day, Senate bill providing fur the appointment of commis uniformity <»f legislation; by It. in relation to the office of the 11 the su mers R. Morris, secretary of State; by Mr. West, Senate bill authorizing Mary A. McCauley t<> make a will; by Mr. Ridgely, Senate bill relating to thc collector ot oyster revenue; by Mr. West, Senate bill relating to larceny of money; by Mr. Tindall, Senate bill in re lation to the lien of taxes: by Mr. Ridgely, Senate hill in relation to oyster laws; In Mr. West, Senate bill for reli«;f of District's 24 and 157 senate bill E. «Scott I Mr. Hickman. Senate bills to Moore; l¥y mil chap ter 692. Vol. XVIII; to amend chapter 176, Vol. XVII; by Mr. Wulton, Senate hills t«» exempt the real estate of the Associated Charities from municipal taxation; to ena ble Council t«» appropriate $5on to tiie widow of Policeman Shultz Recess to 3 p. m. •Oft ii the A FT E II M Kl N fi ESS ION. The House reassembled at 3.30 o'clock. Introduced: By Mr. Duy, to incorporate the .Swedish Beneficial Association; Senate bill for the appointment of an additional notary public in Wilmington; hv Mr. Cranston,Senate weekly payment of wages bill. Read and referred : Senate bili for relief of the heirs of Mary Ann Barlow; House bill to incorporate the Guarantee Title ami Trust Company ; Senate Dili to incorporate Sharon To«lge, 1. O. G. S. and J>. of S.; House bills to provide safeguards against fraud; in r«*lati<»n t«i free schools. Passed: House bills amend chapter 148, Vol. XVIII (Ditch bill); relating tu furnishing lists of voters in East Dover hundred; Senate bill to amend secti« 25 and 38, chapter 175, Vol. Will, (e cernitig Newark's road tax); House bill to d the charter of t Jeorgetown. Mr. Higgins offered a joint resolution appropriating $5,000 additional to the sup port «if the State, making thcappropriati $25,000, as it was before the .Senate cut it down. Adopted. Introduced: By Mr. Higgins, to amend the act relating to the State Hospital f the insane (changing the name ware State Hospital.) Mr. Richards presented the report of the committee on settlement with Librarian Gooden. Accepted. Passed: House bill to incorporate the Delaware Terminal Railroad Coin) Introduced: Senate hill for the benefit of the streets of Cape lleuhtpen City. Passed: House bill to divorce Isaac A. au«l Margaret Gray; Senate bill to transfer the farms of Preston lea and Silas Thomp District 80, New Castle county; transfer the farms of 1 John Lynch to Dis lay out a public road •t for Indian Rivet 1 amen Delà* House hills Lemuel \V. Ivins in Sussex county; laying out u new roacj i hundred. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-morrow. . . Pover, April 10.—The «Senate met at 11.15 a. m. Mr. Housttin, from the committee Revised Statutes, reported without mendation the Judiciary Retirement hill: the amendment making it full pay was lost—nays, 5; yeas, l; the bill was taken up without the full pay amendment ami passed—yeas, 5; nays, 4. Introduced: By Mr. Houston, House bill to incorporate the Delaware Construc tion Company; by Mr. Richardson, «Senate •»ill to authorize the suie of property by trustees; House bills, to authorize the ap pointment of a notary public for the Equitable Guarantee and Trust Company of Wilmington; to enable Isaac Wootten, x-sheriff of «Sussex county, to amend his execution; porate the North Side Improvement Com incorporate the Diamond .Slate Company; to incorporate Brandy wine Commanaery No. 31, A. I. o. K. of Malta; act in relation to Iehanon public schools. Read and referred: Act to authorize the prothomitarv of Sussex county certain indices; (rules suspended and return nvest ment •t proposing meut to the constitution of the State; (Fill ing's bill.» Recess to 3 p. m. arnend AFTERNOON SESSION. The Senate reassembled at 3.45 p. m. Passed: House bill to amend chapter 115, Vol. XVI (mechanics' lien act), with an amendment. Mr Ross reported favorably Commissioners bill which, was mude the special We« 1 nesday morning. Introduced: By Mr. Ross, in relation to the public schools of Wilmington; House bill supplementary to the « harter of Lewes. Adjournetl to 5.30 p. nt. Monday. Houro «»f Representatives. Dover, April 10.—The House met at 10.30 the Five his motion, 1er for Petitions presented and referred: By Mr. Ridgely, for the transfer of John II. Cook's farm to District 62. Kent county. Introduced: By Mr. Smith, to incorpo rate «lie Wilmington Light, Heat and Power Company; by Mr. Ridgely, for the suppression of Henry C. Turner (author izing tiie governor to appoint an additional justice of tin- peace for Wilmington.) Passed : House bill authorizing ex-Sheriff Wootten of Sussex to correct a return. Intr«»duce«l : By Mr. Smith, to incorpo rate the Wilmington Hotel Company; by Mr. Higgins, t<. provide free text books and punish misappropriation of school funds. Rea«l and Referred : Senate bills for tection of oyster beds in the harbor oi •>«.. Jones river; to authorize the governor to appoint an additional notary public for Wilmington; House bill to incorporate the Swedish Beneficial Society; «Senate bills to amend the oyster law; for tho benefit of the streets of Cape Henlonen City; to amend chapter 692, Vol. Will; in relation to lien «ff taxes; House bills in relation to Jbe office of Secretary of «State; Senate bills to enable Mary A. McCaulley to make a will; to exempt the real estate of the Associate«! charities from taxation; to change the name of Clara E. Scott to Moore; House bill to change the name of the State hospital for the insane; Senate bill for the relief of Policeman Schultz's widow; Senate bills for the weekly pay- nient of wages: to amend chapter 176, Vol. XVII.; relating to the larceny of money: for the relief of Districts Nos. 24 and 159, Sussex; to provide for commis sioners on uniformity of legislation. Passed : House hills to incorporate the Dover Electric Light and Heat Company; to incorporate the Peninsular Printing Company; to divoree Helena von Devcrn and Charles M. Moi " A FT E R N DON SESSION. The House rcusscmbled at 2 r>. ri after a recess, again reassembled at 3.45 P* Passed : House bills to make a public r««a«l a private road; to repeal tin* act trans ferring the farm of Ann Voshell to united «listricts 29 and 122, Kent county; «Senate bill for relief of George C. Morton. Jr., vote 12 to 3.) * amendment to House hill : Amending the mechanics'lien law. Con curred in. Introduced: By Mr. Tindall, to incorpo rât«* the Franklin Temple Legislatin' *' patty, (referring to tiie residence of a Nan tie« ike justice of the peace and notary pub with amendments lie. Adjourned to 5.30 p. t., Monday, Senate. Dover, April H.—Tho H«*nato Tho Chipnmn Game hill was culled up for passage, and uftor discussion was recom 11.15 Claims: .Mr. Moore, presented tho claims of the Laurel Guzette f«»r |5; John M. Houston, UGiO. Introduced : House bills to rein«*«.rporate tho Soldiers ami Sailors' Monument As-nclatlou; by Mr. Moore, out to anu-ml chapter HW, VoL XVII., Laws of Delaware; by Mr. Loss. ■ t.-ondemniiliim i elating and other streams; House bills to iu«:orp the Mimpiadale Homo; to renew tin- charter of • Kipiiuible Loan Association of Wilmington; lo divorce Aiiute M. from William F. Rudolph; by Mr. Ross, act in relation to publishing of the tlnnncinl statement of tho city of Wilmington; House Mils lo amend the «-harter of the Bright «t Haynes Ulado Ditch Company; toiacorpor the «; handler Trustee Company. Read and Roferred : House to tho Lebanon public schools: the charter or the town of Krnyrna; House bill to amend chapter 103, Vol. XVII, Laws of Dela : Senate bills relating to tho borrowing of f.*C(1.000 for «he streets of Wilmington; to in corporate tho Labor Lyceum Association of Wilmington; House bill to incorriorate the Tiilbuiy 1 (ranch Ditch Company. Passed: House bills to amend the charter of th«» Mispillion and Heaver Dam Branch Ditch Company: to Incorporate Hia inti Ditch Com jinny; to ameml section j, chapter ATB, Vol. XVIII, Laws of Delaware. (In rula ion to road «'ommlssloners of bundled); to incorporate the St. Georges Hrnix'h and Ditch Company of Sussex county; Senate Gill» to iiuorporate the Riverview Company; to incorporate Christine Kn Wllmington; :-i vor brook In relation ameml Derric MUI "I Li. «'ainptneiit Su. IS, I. O. 07 F., of House l»llls to Incorporât » Washing) No. a, Patriotic Order Son« of A merle Incorporât«» tho Ent«»rpris Kstate improvement «'«.mpany: to incorporate the Real »•-Btato Dovelopmont Company. Recess to 3 p. m. . "i miugtun: AFTERNOON SESSION. The Senat«» mot ut 3.3 ) o'clock. Introduced: II Form Industrial School; House bill f«»r the re liufof Subooi district .No 7~Js, Mu.-s«»x county; by Mr.Kum.nct authorizing the Dr«» dnpart luoulnf Wllmlii. toii to elect its chief and as of sistant «m damns; Hnn*ii hill to incorporate the Delaware Terminal llallioad ... by Senator Houstou, act for tho registration of voters. Read ami referred: Act to amend the char ter of Lewes. Passed: House bill authorizin' Hettlo H Homers to locute certain vacant lands in Sus sex county; House bill to against th«* use of flre-nrinsl Indefinitely postponed: House _ _ protection of fish and gam«» In Broadkilu river. Adjourned to 10.30 a. House Dover, April 15. The aruer uf the hour, the bill to tr ans fer the provide safeguards -tnoriow. Representative«. —Tlio Houso 10.50 after brlof Sussex railroad mortgages, was, discussion, postponed for one week. Introduced: By -Mr. Day, In relation to public roads, (providing for the establishment of street« and grades <>u lands contiguous to Wilmington»; Senat«) bill to amend section 1 Doiaw.it»» railroad charter; by It. R. consolidât«» districts Nos. 8, 12, 93, (isorffi and (south .Mlltou schools), Sussex county. Kami ami referred: House bills to incorpo rate the West Wilmington Und Company; to \Mlmiugton Light, Huai and oinpnny; to incorporate the Winning Hotel Company; for the appointment of additional Justu-o u. the peace In Wilmington; to incorporate the Franklin Temple Legisla tion Company; to provide free text books and furnish misappropriation of school funds. Passed: House bill to divorce Margaret and CharioB N entwich. i.ecusH to 3 p. in. Incorporate AFTERNOON SESSION. The House rea.-somblod at 3.59 n. m. Fussed : House Lillis to divorce Harry K. and Susan 8. ItobiUHim; to divorce Mary K. and Stephon 11. Jackson; to «J.votre George W. and 8. L assie J'ifer; to repeal sections all and 30, chapter 15, Revised « 'ode, as printed in chapter 4k"i. Vol. XVIII, ibeing the Kisenbrey bill abolishing militia en<'«momenta); to divorce Margaret A. und James \V. TwifortL Defeatod: House hill requir mingtou public schools to hoist flag. Introduced: By Mr. Higgins, relief of ! the Wtl American act for the I roop B Assoc atlon •companled by memorials); by Mr. Eiklutun, to provide comnilH.iiontHB lor Hie World s C'o liimniau Exposition umi make an appropria tion therein!-; by Mr. hisenbroy, lo in- oiporate the Excelsior Hose and Knitting Company (being really the Clayton Water. Light and Power Company); i y Mr. Cranston, in relation to the streets ni Wiltningtnu. Passed : Hmi.su bills changing tho name of Furnhurst Asylum to Hospital;" to divorce Kugeni Barnes. Mr. Eis«»nbrey presented tho claim of Robert T. Hoffecker for $110. Referred. (in motion of Mr. Ridgely, tho vote by which tho Junction «t Breakwater mortgage trans for bill hud boon laid sldered and , Adjourned to 10 a. ■ "Delaware state Charles U. tho table was '«»committed. .. to-morrow. Dili Till: COLLECTOR DAY? A Puzzling and Intricate Account lor the Levy Court to Settle. The allegation made that it hn«l tigàti paid the sum of $2, Out) to County Treasurer Human, and that the latter through care lessness had failed to record the payment, is stated by those interested to ho incorrect. Nothing final or definite was ascertained that the tax collector hud paid the money. Collector Richardson holds alleged vouchers for the amount. It seems, how ever, t hat these vouchers may be pairs, that is, two of them stand for This is explained as follows : The collector made a payment of $1,090 by hank check to the county treasurer. The latter Mr. Richardson a contemporary been uscurtaiuctl at Saturday's is, .lames T. Richard: bllecti Richardson had that amount. turning h< regu y treasurer's receipt for $1,990. It is understood, however, I hat the the hank 's endors« check of $l,0(iii is claimed as a receipt in itself for the sum of $1,000. Such endorse •nts, when the money has been cashed disputed was done in this case, stand in law as legal receipts. The official count)' treasury receipt was ..a next day to Mr. Rich ardson. The latter, also, in itself i: contestable cash receipt for $1,000. The two receipts arc dated on different «lavs. It is understood that the representatives'of the deceased county treasurer dearly and emphatically assort that the check on dorsement and the official receipt arc for the saine payment, whereas the contention, which it is understood will be made by the colh'efor, is that there were two separate payments of $1,000 each. It is understood that in regard to the winde con test »id sum of $2,609 the argil nt of filial receipts «lepends. If this be , the legal requirement that the county astirer give official receipts for payments, ineltnliug bank checks payable to order, places such an official in a peculiarly s position. For lie must noces sanjy give two receipts for all payments able to his order; first sury endorsement, the office receipt which tiie law requires him to issue. .Mr. Richardson's part it is claimed that he inuilc a $l,0tiu currency payment in addition and outside of the bank check which would account for the two pav monts. Mr. Hainan's death odds sonic difficulty to the features of the case, but it is believed that the identity of dates, one day following the other, of the two pay ments sufficiently clearly show that they were for one and the same tax collection. lhe deceased county treasurer was bound by law to give the oilicial receipt. This, in law, makes two receipts for the same sum, evidencing the ridiculousness of the rcfiturements of the enactment gov erning the county treasurer's office. In stead of giving an official receipt, it should be only a credit on the county nooks in the se of a bank check payable to or« 1er, as the treasurer's endorsement on the latter is a legal discharge in full. An additional receipt when currenev is paid is another matter, and would thus afford but receipt. by Mr. Ham; le i checks to the bank in t He Still Owe» $3,600. On Tuesday the levy c having the investigation i report that Tax Collet* owes $2.600 port will he presented to t committee charge made a Still his . Tiie re THE CC/.y.hi: Tho Hewlldereil Giii'«l«*nor Dinte.iilt Solve—A Now One for Our Koalier». The Bewildered Gardener puzzle «ff hist week brought many solutions, the maj ity «ff which were incorre«*t. Those Schill ing answers in nceoriian««* with the solu tion given were ('. M. Ball. Portsniouth, Va. v William J. Hoffman, New rustle, K. G. Kettlewood, Herman G. Nailer, Edwin Walter, Wilmington; Paul Gooden, llaz letville, C. Ferris Jemison, New Castle. The given answer is: A builds walk from his Rato poing hotwnou C's house and tho fence. At baok of C's house ho makoH a tun. and passes between C's house around the front ami fountain, house an t botween M's house ami tin* nmeo up .'ti door. H builds walk from his gate parallel to A'b until ho roacht.*H lountaln. passes between fountain amt his own h door. (' builds walk iiir«»«-*t to his own door. The puzzle this week will be found | haps easier than that of last week. It is: PERPLEXING SQUARE. idËLB I j M /I n JI Û mm >àjw' Cut a piece of enrd or paper ten iuchoa long by two inches wide, then cut it into six pieces in such a manner that thc pieces can be placed so as to torin a perfect s«iuarc using all the pieces. Tin* High School Kxliihit. Principal Berlin who has been inattemi ntn-e at the annual meet in* «.f the Confer «•nce of Manual Training hehl in Bust«,., last week reports a large und very interest ing session. The exhibit by the Wilming ton Manual Training school compared favorably with others. The Boston com ments upon wlmt Delaware showed con firmed Mr. Berlin still further in the prac tical value of the manual training depart ment. Former Wilnilngtoninn's Foolishness. In Altoona. Pa., on Friday evening last, Alphotiso Hitler, formerly of this «:itv, drunk 25 glasses of beer and several pints of whisky He was taken sick ami on Sumlay died of hemorrhage of the stomach. Tho coroner's jury rendered a verdict of death from alcoholism. Hitler resided Itéré six years ago and was u ma chinist in the P.^W. «fc B. railroad shops. Stanley <i«»v«»rnnr of Congo. S April 14.—The Etoile Behw says that Henry M. Stanley has been ap pointed governor of the Congo state. Bnrsst: STRAWBRIDGE & CLOTHIER PHILADELPHIA. OUR DRESS GOODS COUNTERS are full of life and activity these April days. How could it be otherwise with warm weather just before us, and a superb stock of Summer Dress Goods—the products of two continents—dis played in almost endless profusion on a thousand feet of coun ters? The question is sometimes asked: Why carry so large a stock, representing almost everything that is produced abroad or at home? Would not a smaller one satisfy the demand, taking less room and leaving space for other lines of goods? Our answer is : Dress Goods with us are the great specialty of the business, and we prefer to have not alone a sufficient but an overflowing stock, not being content simply to meet the demand but aiming to lead it always, and to give our patrons the choice of the world's pro ducts. Devoting ourselves not to general merchandise, but to the great Dry Goods business exclusively, we prefer in that special business to lead the country, devoting our whole time and atten tion, with all the facilities of our great organization, to the ser vice of our patrons in this line. And with every added year as the business grows greater and has become of national repute, with orders coming to us from every State and Territory of the Union, we feel satisfied to continue and still further to perfect our service to the great public, in the special but comprehensive lines which belong to the business of a well-ordered dry goods house. Wc shall be pleased to furnish samples when desired, and assure our patrons that their orders will be given immediate and careful attention in our Mail Order Department. STRAWBRIDGE & CLOTHIER, Market St., Eighth St., Filbert St. V III LA II EL VU IA . Tin» Newly-installeil Officers of Several i.oiign*. The newly-installed officers of Hope Lodge, I. O.b. F., are: Noble Grand, II. \V. Lowe; Vico Grand, William Kcttlc wood; Recording «Scribe, Harry t'urlett; < 'omluctor, Charles W. Hawkins; Warden, Frank N. Overdeer: Right Support to Noble Grand, F. W. Taylor; Right Sup port to Vice < «rund, «lohn* Hammond; Loft Support to Vice Grand, Howard Fulton; Right Scene Supporter, William Johnson; Left Scene Supporter, F. II. Alexander; Chaplain,.!. B. Carpenter; Edwin L. Foulk: Outside Guard, F. B. Carpenter. Tne new officers of Columbia Lodge are: Noble Grand, Mr. Clarenan: Vice Grand, C. L. Schafer; Recording Secretary, Harry Lee: Warden, Frank Lee; Right Support to Noble Grand, James Brown; Left Support to Noble Grand. Mr. Woodward; Right Support to Vice Grand, Mr. Sharp; Left Support to Vice Grand, Mr. McDonnell; Right .Scene Supporter, Mr. Buck master; Chaplain, Mr. Jester; Outside Guard, Frank Koch, The Hoqkossi Whiteloek; Vice Grand, t cording Secretary, S. P. Chandler; Right Support to Noble Grand, W. F. Taylor; Left Support to Noble Grand. Willaim Harris; Conductor, T. A. Potts; Warden. C. D. Lamborn; Outside Guard, M. W. Hpcakmun; Inside Right Scene Supporter, George 11. Doud; Left Scene Supporter, James Crossan; Right Support to Vice Grand, Henry E. DuruuU; Left Support to Vice Grand, \Vil mer Craig: Chaplain, Ellis P. Crossun. /. Inside Guard, • officers of Friendship Lodge «ff are: Noble Grand. Charles F. Garrett; Re 1, J. B. Miller; Th«* Troops Alone Provo Pit i sac i:o. Pa., general Wiley is by that all trouble i etui. Bloodshed uml violence ho is quite will result if the troops drawn. Therefore he thinks the soldiers may expect a long siege in the mountains. General Wiley came down from Mount Pleasant yesterilay and spent the day in town. In an interview ho said: "Every thing is quiet at present in t ht* coke regions, but that indication is due wholly the presence iff the troops. The strikers > eu wed by tho uniforms and arms of the soldiers and will offer no violence so they remain. The pr«*sence«ff the eulial to peace up there. The governor is anxious to maintain this order and ats In* is kept advised of the situation I sure lie will not endanger life and property by recalling the troops. For sis soon us they are withdrawn there will he outbreak. Of that I am confident." liaising of Miicfs. Deputy Sachem D. ('. Rose, Jr., and staff raise«! to their respective stumps the fol lowing chiefs of Andastaska Trine, Imp'd o. li. M.. of Newport, on Sat unlay even ing: Prophet. It. B. King; Suchern, W. A. Burton; Senior Sagamore, J. H. Glawser: Junior Sagamore, John Crozier; Keeper of Wampum, D. II. Bayne; Chief of Records, W. J. King: Assistant, T. W. Young; First San nap. L. ('. Vamlegrift; 2d. E. Homens worth; Guard of Wigwam, Thomas For ; Guard of Forest. G. 1'. Frederick; First. Warrior. Frank Gray; «Second. Eu gene .Smith: Third, SutnuefGmv; Fourth. Henry Gray; First Brave, J. W\ Phillips, Second, J.\V. Scarborough; Third, J. Stire baker; Fourth, G. H. Smith; Trustee, D. H. Bayne; Member of Widows and phans' Committee, J.W. Scarborough. The ceremonies were followed by a banquet. Ti-oubl«*. April 13.—Brigadier means confident oke region i; with ■i Mrs. Henry H. Baker of Philadelphia, a daughter of F. Do I». Richards, formerly of this city, die«! in Philadelphia on Sunday, after n week's illness of gastric fever. Frank Richardson, aged 17. w over by a freight train on the New Haven railroad on Monday night, ami died in a New Haven hospital on Tms lay moriûng. He said that, while walking alonpfthe track when a train was passing, tw known men pushed him under the wheels and tied. Sen. G. W. Atr , who just retired from tiie office of mayor of Sunbury. Fa., was arrested on M«uulay night for swearing 27 times. Squire Weaver lined him 63 cents per oath, « *r, with costs, $29 in all. The < mayor Imd a law suit last week in of a piece of ground i squire, and while there got into a controversy with tiie prosecutor, at which time the oaths were uttered. Jacob Bartholomew, a personal and polit i «•al enemy, was in the office at the time, made memoranda of theoathsand brought the suit, which created much amusement and excitement. Mr. J. II. Marvel, who runs a peach basket factory at Laurel which employs from 75 to 125 hands, thinks the peach crop of Sussex all right. Home Troths, he says, may lie a little thin «if buds tup branches, but other varieties »re danger of overbearing titan of falling short. Mr. Marvel predict«, however, another cool spell of five or six days dura tion, after the next full moon; "but this wont hurt peaches aroiuul here (Laurel,") he says. "<>ur trees will in* out of danger by that time; but it will strike the orchards farther up the State, ami may do them l*?"»- - ; . Mr--Marvel win at one time thought by Ins fellow-townsmen winning candidate in the race for the Re publican s gubernatorial nomination, and Harry Richnrdson has doubtless wished frequently since the «.'lection that Marvel had beeu thc nominee. regard to the before the st the t.\ EX ER A General F. B. Hpinola, i 'ongressman the Tenth district of New York, «lied \ 1.25 o'clock Tuesday morning. fr« Bessie Molcskie, I years of age, was fatally gored by a bull while gathering . flowers near Mt. Carmel, Pa., Tuesday. The Arcade building and thé First National Bank in Elizabeth, N. .!., were '» burned Tuesday. The loss is placed at * $250,900. William Douglass, white, shot and killed *roy «Smith, colored, at Bessemer, Ala., Tuesday. «Smith attacked Douglass with ' I Jnme.H McCord was leaning fr ing passenger train port railroad Tuesday, when he was struck by a timber and instantly killed. When the steamer Circassian Prince Philadelphia Tucs board <>xplnded. the Cresson «fc. Coal- * 'hed Havana fr« day one of the tanks The first engineer and killed. As a parly of 12 young ing the river at «St. Louis Tuesday their skiff was unset and John Bourg, Jr.. John McMahon, Adams Buist, Jack O'Connor und Robert Guion were drowned. Thomas Baumgardner, .. puted the wealthiest citizen of Lancaster, Pa., made an assignment Tuesday. His liabilities nr«* estimated at over $1)90,000. while his assets are probably very small. A dispatch from Montreal says that tho water was let out of Lachine canal Tues day morning, and, as usual, a number of bodies was found of those who w dentally or intentionally drowned during the winter. The bodies were laid on the bank for indcntificatiou. John and Michael Brogan and Patrick Condon indulged in a florae fight at John Brogan's house, near Marshall W «'re cross , r . • Missouri, Sunday night, ('luhsand «'hairs were itse.l. During the tight. Michael Progan, who is almost Mind, disuppe; afterwards found in a hoi« 1 s , . distance from the house. It Is feared his injuries are fatal. A notice was posted at the Wattpluick mill, Pidvnleitee, R. I., on Saturday, sav ing t hut an advance of four mills a van! would he made upon everything' but highest speed looms. This offer the strikers «jeeided insufficient. On Monday achiuery was started. Vito owners say the number of operatives will morning tiie Grand Master Newman of tiie Train men's Brotherhood, hi striking Burlington brakesmen to go to . work, ami déchires the statements of ' Sweeney, of the Switchmen's Brotherhood, in asserting that the Trainmen's Brother hood would uphoM till* Strike, wore un anted. This pnu'tieallv ends the strike, as the yardmen can «io nothing without the trainmen's assistance. Mary Metzdorf, aged between 17 an 1 IS years, was Mnudity plais» 1 on trial in Baltimore, for the second time, for the murder of her little brother James, by poisoning; also of Loui-a Broad waters it boarder in the same house. Mary was . loved in a wholesale «Irtig store, and, having a grudge towards her stepmother mixed arsenic with the family's food. Tho irou.lt was two deaths, the stepmother nar rowly escaping the same fate. A county constable named Green with three deputies went to Burlington. Iowa Monday to search the place of a man named Herschberg for liquor. Before ho had finished reading his warrant he was surrounded by an organize«! hand of about 46 well-known liquor dealers, who admin istered a terrible beating to him. skull was fractured, his lered all tho * , , , broken and eye nearly destroyed. |Ii s throe den. ' . . '*« «lie tint blow and nt ios deserted him at escaped from the crowd. Great cxcitPTiieiit wn« caused nt Blnck fout, Idaho, Monday by llw discovery that Indians had killed two unknown white emigrants who water tank Nothing could be learned were camped at, a t mile below that place. ~ — 3 as to the cause of th«. tragedy. 1 here wore no eye witnesses, lhe bodies of the emigrants were found dead nt the tank and a number of Indians were seen taking to the hills. About 199 armed mounted men have left the city to (Ipmnnd the »ummde r of theguilty parties. ? ... thc refuse, trouble is likely to follow. Not au Indian was to he found in the city an hour after the affair. The pivcrnor and udjulunt-uenend haye been telegraphed to in regard to the affair. An autopsy on the body of John Judge a Hnnganun, who died in a hospital in Now 5 « irk on iSunduÿ, disclosed the fact wich street Saturday and first tnk Chambers Street Hospital. On hi* person wits a note, signed by Dr. Decker of Ivood" brtdgP. N. J., stating that the man suffer,mt from grippe and needed hospital I..ire. It was suid that there were other cases of grippe at Woodbrldge, umi, if i is of thc sumo'kind ns the diseuse timt 11 e Hungarian had, there would lie " . V alarm. Dr. Edson s.. Wood bridge. Dr. K.|. letter from t" mt tw«» inspectors Dr <' also jvcomd a Oyster Duy, Uesyribin'jVlifc symntom 0 .'' sick man Ihcrc whichV. fflsu , ™ the symptoms of typhus. Bernard ('arr has purchased House, uorlh-cnst corner l* î t « ••• • streets, from Mrs. Man- A.' Kèvn purchase price wa« f 7,(. JU. the Malta 1 w »,