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'"I™™ Î23Î} CONSOLIDATED 1883.
Anniversary Colebration of
Eden Hall Dedication.
In the Hospitable Hands of
Eden Lodge.
Cast Night. Week by the Great
to the Guest—Sketch
Hull—Hiul Weather
of the H mid so
NeccHsitates tho Abandonment of
Last evening week was a great occa
•lon to Eden Lodgo, I. O. O. F. It was
the beginning
second anniversary of the dedication of
Eden Hall. The presence of John C.
Underwood, tho most distinguished Odd
Fellow in tho world, a past grand sire
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge and
lieutenant-general of the Patriarchs
Militant, made tho affair the more en
of the celebration of tho
Escorted by a committee from Eden
Lodge General Undorwood left tbo
Central Ilotol a few minutes before 8
o'clock and was driven to Eden Hall.
Immediately after entering the building
be went to the elegantly furnished
parlor on the third flour, where he w
presented to a group of Wilmington Odd
Fellows and heartily engaged in the
conversation in progress. Ten minutes
after his arrival, in company with
Grand Master E. W. Jester, Deputy
Grand Master George M. Fisher anil
Noble Grand M. J. Harlan, he pro
ceeded to the platform of the assembly
room on the tlo
expectant audieuco w
coining and when he app
gathering became silent and
below'. A large and
waiting his
•cd the
every eye
gazed admiringly upon him. lie is a
of fine physique and military
bearing and in full evening dress his
appearance was most striking. On his
vest ho
exalted rank. An immense bouquet of
brilliant huccl chrysanthemums
the piano which stood at the west end
of the platform.
Tho pleasant exercises commenced
with the pretty selection "Friendship,
Love and Song,"
Bung by a quartet composed of Miss
Ella Nowell, Mrs. Powick, Edward
Taylor and IBlrry Taylor, tho nccom
Î animent being played by Georgo
'owick. Generous applause expressed
a beautiful emblem of his
•hich was sweetly
the delight of the audience. Next Noble
Grand Harlan
which w
visitor and the order, after which ho
introduced Go
chief object of whoso visit
liver a lccturo
The general is a fluent talker and his
manner is charming. His speech was a
masterly effort and given offhand. It
abounded with anecdotes and illustra
tions and for more than
his hearers spellbound.
In introducing his subject he indulged
in pleasantry. lie did not propose, lie
remarked, to give a set speech. Odd
Fellowship, he continued, is progressive
as it should he. There are three branches
of the order, tho subordinate lodges and
. encampments, the woman's branch
L.,^,Duughters of Robeknh and the military
branch or Patriarchs Militant. The
m otto, "friendship, love
;.fy entwined in the tenets of the order, is
ffl^jMlntiMided to bo carried out. lio had
|MKtravclcd all over the Uuitcd States and
Bj|lthrough t.'nnadn, and wherever he found
true Odd Fellow he tuet tho same
^•character of men, grasping your hand
Hwand meaning wliat lie docs. Friend
HsT ship, love and truth are the foundation
stones of tho order. Ilia analysis of tho
Ki motto was decidedly interesting. Friond
■ ship, lie said, doesn't mean the cold and
empty word but the warmth it implies.
Love can be given in a degree for '
H kind at large. It makes you better,
^B teaches you >\hat you should do and
^B finally brings you to that salvation
which the denominations teach. That's
what we teach in the .subordinate bulges,
he exclaimed; love towards the human
Wc inculcate it because if wo
* hearts there is little time
ithstand and it is
the link which bimls friendship and
love together. The words of the motto,
he declared, form the grandest trio in
.the world and are the principles of Odd
Fellowship in tho subordinate branch.
T Ho is
iOdd Fcl
delivered a brief address
mlogistic of tho distinguished
al Underwood, tho
s to do
"Odd Fellowship."
hour he held
1 truth," as
have it i
for doing wrong. Truth if
Which nothing
particularly interested i
lows of Delaware, he added,
lie is a piece of them, ho having
aud hisanees
), Mary
eon iMirn in Washing
ors having come from Delaw
Uid and the District of Columbia.
Khe tenets
.'hich tho
(, he said, nro not myths; they ar
,1; r i
»order of Odd Fellows is tho largest
■^quarter of a million of any orgun
Bpn. He mentioned some of the
work in which his order is
Bed and said that work is the re
lodge in a town of 60,900
île can build such a temple as Eden
[ is. The principles of OddFeilow
, he asserted, are to be
inch in tho family circle
Referring to tho courtesy
gllftcd him by Ills Wilmington brethren
Hfeaiil tho same courtesy should be
Hncd out at home. The ideal instruc
■ «f Odd Fellowship is nothing
flff it is real, unless it is practiced. Ho
Hhèd that a boy in joining the order
HBbld become a botter boy, a better son
Knd a better husband. Caring for the
Inprotected within our homes is a priu
■iple inculcated by the order, and that
Ib the reason of the growth and success
of Odd Fellowship, the reason that the
order is the richest organization under
. A certain percentage of the
in the
ietl out
money of the order is a fund for widows
and orphans. Joking about his age he
said he is the father of 53 girls and 17
boys, their father by law. Forty-seven
of these children, ho stated, have been
educated by him and 10 are married.
He is the grandfather of many Odd
Fellow children.
In saying Odd Fellowship is a good
enough church for them, he declared,
many Odd Fellows make a mistake. It
church. It is based
morals. It does not preach a religion
although it preaches tenets and princi
ples of morals. It should not be clnimed
to be a church, but the best
Ho does not hold that
Daughters cf Rebckah to be good Odd
Fellows. Women are naturally good
and men are not. There are few bad
women. They are not bad unies
are at the bottom or' it. They are the
best advertising mediums in the land
and the quickest of perception. The
ladies form a very great adjunct of the
The military branch, lie said, became
a necessity. As a modern society the
order was obliged to keep pace with the
times. It organized an adjunct called
the Patriarchs Militant. Members of tho
miliary branch are required to take cer
tain obligations much stronger than
those of the lay members as it were. Tho
church advertises. Why then should not
Odd Fellows have a military branch and
keep up with the pomp and splendor of
other organizations V A Patriarch Mili
tant. is not made a chevalier or knighted
until he pledges himself to do no wrong
under penalty of being an apostate
without principle and a soldier without
lie obligates himself to defend
a woman in her just rights. Can church
state have better adjuncts? The mili
tary branch catches the boy with its
pomp and splendor. When we get him
in tho fold we tench him principles by
which he should live. The lecturer con
cluded by paying a beautiful tribute tq
woman. lie t<
is not
- r< 11 m 1
m should bo
as heartily applauded,
rening's exerciser, closed with
the song "Good Night," which
by the quartet. Subsequently G«
Underwood held an informal reception
during which, assisted by Noble Grand
Harlan, he received tho assembled
friends of Eden Lodge.
s sung
In 1867 a few of the members of Jef
ferson, Asylum, Hope and Delaware
lodges, becoming convinced that thero
was room in this jurisdiction for another
several years, and the order showing a
steady growth, met for the purposo of
exchanging viens upon tho subject.
After a discussion it was found all
:ero of one opinion in regard
s resolved to
having been organized for
to tho matter and it
make application to tho Grand Lodgo
of Delaware for a charter. This was
dono and the charter was granted at
. Thus
Tho charter members w
Ewbanks, A. G. Robinson and J. C.
Morrow of JelTer
Massey, J. C. Pickols, W. II. Corn
brooks and G. W. Gregg of Asylum
Lodge; A. B. Gillespie, W. II. Cloward
and J. E. Booth of Hope Lodge, N. K.
Garhardt and W. A. Woodrow of Dela
ware Lodge and A. C. Stowell of New
Jersey. The first officers elected were :
N. G., Richard II. Ewbanks; V. G., Wil
liam II. Cloward; Recording Secretary;
A. B. Gillespie; Permanent Secretary,
William H. Cornbrooks; Treasurer, A. G.
Tho lodge grew for awhile and
flourished, as a green bay tree; new
members wers added rapidly, and the
attendance was prompt and good.
Everything seemed bright and auspi
cious, and tlio brothers congratulated
*h other upon the outlook for Eden
Lodge. But, alas ! like too many other
ventures launched forth upon the stormy
sea of life, disappointment was in store
for those brave hearts. A sudden de
velopment of sickness and death among
some of the new members who had b
admitted made sad inroads upon the not
too plethoric treasury.
Many of the brothers had become well
nigli discouraged, the attendance at meet
ings had dwindled to a mere handful, and
it was hard to get a quorum present.
Besides this obligations had been made
and the lodge was in debt. Through
the kindness of some of tho brothers a
loan was negotiated, pressing obliga
tions were paid and Eden Lodge was
relieved. The turning point
now to have been reached, interest in
tho lodge was reawakened, the attend
iucrcased, back dues were paid up,
t members were proposed and initi
ated nud money began to flow into tho
treasury. Sickness among the brothers
almost'ceased, and lor many months
very little funds were paid out for
Weekly benefits. The next year's rent
as promptly met at every
quarter, and Ectcn stood on her feet
Since that time her progress has ever
been onward without one single back
ward step. Her membership has in
creased, and lier prido is in her young
men, her intelligent men and her
energy and ambition. Her aim has
always been to elevate the character and
tone of Odd Fellowship in tho State, and
a glance at her Ust of members will show
how well she has succeeded in this. In
1881 tho work of the order underwent
entire change. Old fashioned ideas
and cumbers*
abandoned and more modern ones
introduced. The
was beautiful beyond description. It
offered an almost exhaustless field for
Eden Lodge created.
R. H.
Lodge, W. T.
the display and for tlio exercise of the
talent of the brothers. Many lodges
throughout the country took hold ol' tho
work and exemplified it as it was in
tended to be shown. Not to be outdone
or left behind, Eden, as the pioneer
lodge in this jurisdiction, after a discus
tho subject, voted without
dissenting voice, to go into the new
work, thus opened, and an outfit costing
$5U0 was ordered. A degree staff was
formed, and when the paraphernalia
Tived the brothers w'ere ready for it.
But it must not be supposed that this
easy undertaking; on the
trary, the most diligent application, the
hardest study and tho closest attention,
with much self-denial, was necessary
before the work was brought to its
present standard. New paraphernalia
bus just been obtained at a cost of
$1,500 and were used for tho first time
The lodge has now a membership
of 320. From being the weakest
lodgo, both financially and numerically,
she became and is one of the strongest
lodges in this jurisdiction. There seems
a most glorious future beforo her. Its
present officers are : N. G., M. J. Harlan;
V. O., John B. Btalcup; R. S., Artemus
G. Bartlett; P. S., John M. Whitford;
T., A. G. Robinson; W., William A.
Moore; Gon., W. S. Lednum; O. G.,
Edward Ehler; J. G., Leonard Craw
ford; R. 8. N. O.. P. J. Isaac;
L. S. N. G., Walter L. Fullmer;
K. S. V. G., William T. Mnnsley; L. S.
V. G., George W. McCaulley, K. S. 8..
W. Harry Garoy; L. S. S., W. J.
Downey; Organist. Georgo Powick;
Chaplain, J. Frank McCoy.
Kaon Hall was built two years ago by
Edou Lodge at a cost of $30,000. At
once the elegant structure became
of the most popular buildings in the
city. The different purposes for which
it was designed met a demand which
existed a long time and in consequence
the venture was a financial
the start. In its two years' history the
building has paid all expenses and re
duced its mortgage $1,000. Resides
further reducing its mortgage it will
pay this year a dividend of at least 5
per cent on its entire cost.
Tho concluding exercises of the celebra
tion of the second anniversary of the dedi
cation of Eden Hull took place Thurs
day and were decidedly interesting, in
the afternoon Eden Lodge met u
and nt night i
in regular session. At the adjourned
sion the initiatory degree was conferred on
34 candidates and at the regular session
ere conferred on 42 candi
dates, the 34 who were initiated during the
afternoon and eight who were initiated at
a special session on Monday evening.
Between the afternoon and evening sessions
1 after tho latter there were delicious
collations. In conferring the decrees tho
beautiful new paraphernalia was used for
the first time. About 4U0 people were
present on the pleasant occasion. Among
Lieutenant-general John
of the Patriarchs Militant
ot her degrees w
the guests wei
C. underwood
and Grnnd Master E. W. Jester and other
officers of the Grand Lodge of Delaware.
General Underwood left this morning for
New York, ilis visit here was delightful.
James Russell Ilud u Foreboding of a
Death—Just Fleeted to Ofllce.
Special Correspondence of Gaznttennd Journal
James Russell, a prominent citizen of
Milford, was killed at a vessel launch
Thursday afternoon. It happened that
David Lank & Hon launched the largo
three-masted schooner Maggie
Keough from their yard, and, in
pany with hundreds of others, Mr. Rus
assemblcd to witness the launch,
the north side of the Mis
sell w
He w
pillion river when tho cry went up that
the vessel was leaving her ways on the
south side. The doomed man was
standing on some pine piling when tho
ways struck them, throwing him to the
ground and piling th
heavy logs
out Mr. Russell's head w
mashed, his body crushed, and both
limbs twisted. Doctors Marshall aud
nounccd the
of the big
his body. When taken
as found to be
summoned and pro
Milford, Nov. 6—The schooner was built
by David Lank *fc Son for Now York pai
148 feet keel, 36 feot b
She was built of Dela
•e's best timber, and is to be a three
masted schooner and will he used in the
trade. As sho slid from the ways
as christened "Maggie M. Keogh" by
Mrs. George W. Tilton, wife of the captain
:ho is to man her. .As soon as she c
gotten off shore she will bo towed to New
York where the rigging will be done and
the finishing touches put on the vessel.
James Russell, who was killed at the
launch, was a well-known and most highly
respected citizen of our town. Only the
night before his death ho was elected to
111! the vacancy in the town council caused
by the death of George P. Minors on Satur
day lust. He was about 50 years of ago
and in politics was a strong aud ardent
Deceased leaves a wife and six children,
besides a host of friends to mourn his loss.
He w
tics, and
and 12 feet hohl.
she w
a member of Hakimas Tribe No.
10. 1. O. 11. M. and Milford Lodge, No. 17,
Ancient Order United Workmen, und both
societies have called special meetings to
take action on his death.
Yesterday morning Mr. Ittisso'l
down town and wus telling several of his
friends of a dream that cs
Wednesday night an*l he seemed
some dreadful calamity. His version was
to the effect that lie was working with
of the men putting up tho standpipe
hich he had contracted to furnish holts
of thehonvv
E lates fell on him, almost suffocating him.
Le awakened to find himself striving to
gain breath and almost in a state of suffo
. This
to iii
for and in s(
mi ni
•med to be a presontime
sud accident would befall him.
that S'
Tlio Charge« Proved False by rrcsulcnt
Ranh, Captain llnnvii, U. S. A., ami tho
St. John'« College Team.
Dr. John II. Jamar of Elkton, father of
Harry Jamar of tlio D. F. C. foot-ball
s at tho olfico of William M.
Byrne, Esq., on Friday, where, in the
of a representative of Tin:
tl a letter from Presi
dent Ranh of Delaware College, in which
that official emphatically disclaims any
intention of attributing or any knowledge
r having expressed that Mr. Jamar
l as he lias been charged in regard to
betraying the college foot-ball sign.
A similarly clear und straight letter of
•as exhibited from Capt.
:tte, lie prod
George Le Roy Brown.
In addition the following was received
from St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.,
dated November 2d, l«9l :
"We, the undersigned members of St.
John's College foot ball team, having b
informed that thero is a rumor prevalent
among the students of Delaware College to
thectfcct that Mr. J. II. R. Jamar on tlio
! with the Delaw
'oliege team, disclosed the signs of s.....
, do. hereby, positively assort that the
isiiid rumor is eutirely false,
igned—J. P. Biays, Jr., captain; E. B.
lart, Gordon Tull, A. 8. Ewing, C.
Edgar Keller, Charles E. Coates, W. II.
Wilhelm. J. II. Waller, Burton Proctor."
's Mishaps.
of lire turned in from box
and Cedar strap!
brought' the fire department out ;
succession at 12.30o'clock Frida;
When the lircmei
covered. Tho al:
A false all
36, Maryland av
Friday afternoon,
ived no fire was dis
was struck by i
seeing smoke issuing from a hoiu
Marylan«! avenue, which gave the impres
that the house was on fire. While
Hose engine was responding to
ontact with a wagon
the F
the alarm it came i
loaded with wood
West, and knocked tho vehicle completely
out of time. Fortunately
hurt. The Friendship hose carriage also
xiident at Ninth and Orange
to the hose
Front street
met with
streets. Tho horse attuchcd
carnage slipped in the street and fell to
the ground, throwing tiie driver, Richard
Binder, directly under the carriage. He es
caped with a few slight bruises.
The Koller .Mashed the Fnvrm«-nl.
The large steam roller in use by the city
put to work rolling the new fire-brick
pavement on Eleventh street, near King,
Thursday, but owing to the pavement not
being able to stand the pressure of the
roller it was called off ana the
rollor owned by Contractor Connell
ck by a Shifting Fnglne.
While at w'orkin the west yard Friday
morning Patrick Gallagher, a trackman,
was struck by a shifting engine. Ills in
iuries consist of slight bruises about t
head and face.
Tbo Annual Session to Itegin March Kith
anil lliMhop Andrews to Preside.
has been selected as tho
date for tho opening of the 24th annual
session of Wilmington M. E. Conference,
which will be held i
city, and Bishop Edward G. Andrews, tho
resident episcopate of New York, has been
assigned to preside. Bishop Andrews has
visited this conference on several occasions
and therefore is not a
bprs. He i
the conference, is looked upon ûs a most
excellent man and everything considered
his selection as presiding officer of tho
next session is generally admitted to be
lie was born in New Hartford, N. Y.,
d is 66 years old. He was licensed to
preach in 1844 and was graduated from
Wesleyan University in 1847. During tho
March 101 h
Grace Church, this
anger to its mem
•ith the affairs of
next 11 v
pastor. In 1848 lie joined Oneida Confer
•e and was ordained as
ordination ns an elder took plac
when he was received in fi
In 1854 his
ing the ensuing 10
teacher and principal of Cazonovia Semi
nary. lie resumed pastoral work in 1864
und was elected to tlie episcopacy in 1872.
He organized conferences m Norway,
Sweden and South India. In 18B0 lie pre
sided over Wilmington Conference at its
session in Dover and in 1800 he presided
in Milford. He
Delaware Conference,
session in this city,
ost plensant gentleman
xtremcly peculiar smile. It 1ms
been said by u member of Wilmington
Conference that when Bishop Andrews
looks at him and smiles a bucket of ice
water dashed down his back could not
make him feel more uncomfortable.
a deacon. His
in 1850,
ice became affected and dur
he i
day at its session
also presided ove
colored, at its last
While he is a n
ho has
Big Pur«
Meetings The
The Middletown Transcript says: Con
tractor Homers has 74 lab«
double teams busily engaged in grading
what is expected to be one of the fastest,
mile tracks in the country, nt the Maple
Valley .Stock Farm, near this town. The
owner, Dr. J. C. McCoy, is sparing neither
time nor expense to accomplish this result.
The track is to be of the kite-shaped
order and will have a slight down grade
through its entire length. The straight
away and homestretch will bo each a tiiird
of a mile in lengtlf with
another third of a
When tlie track shall be completed Dr.
McCoy will erect a grand stand capable of
seating 1,500 or 2,WO persons enter tho
National Trotting Association, and have
regular meetings with large purses in a
full lists of classes.
Its Owner
Have Nome P
and It
sy curve
ilo connecting them.
Sales by tlio Sheriff.
Sheriff Simmons disposed of tho follow
ing properties at the court house, Thurs
day afternoon : Property of Harry A. Bec
. at Market and Gordon streets, to It.
C. Fraim, attorney, for $6; property of
same, on Woodlawn avenue, near Garden
Place, 200x90 feet to Hoffecker «t Hoffecker,
attorneys, for $290; tlio Herbert Ho
property nt Christiana avenue and Henld
street, belongin'; to the estate of John
Hartmann ami John Fehreubaeh, and sold
for the purpose of settling the estates, to
George T. Brown, attorney, for $1,500;
property of Edwin F. Über, three-story
brick house on tho east side ot Van Buren
Philip Q. Churchman, attorney, for$3,600;
farm of Margaret McGle
hundred, 38
Seventh, lot 21.4x100 feet, to
, in Christi
with buildings, to
George T. Brown, attorney, for $100; house
of William It. Garrett, south-west corner
of Ninth and Adams streets, to it. C.
Fraim, attorney, for $3.850; two lots at
Third and Van Buren streets, 47x93.2 feet
and 50x92.3 feet, property of John II.
Countiss, to Nathan Lieberrunn, for $ 600 .
Merchant«' Association.
Permanent organization of the Mer
chants' Co-operative Association of Del
z m ~zrz *.7„ effected last week and the
following officers were elected: Presi
dent, William Lawton; Vice-president,
L. W. Brosius; Secretary, Daniel W.
Lynch; Treasurer, W. W. Bullock;
Directors, -Alfred D. Warner, A. R.
Tatnall and RoDert I). Morrison. The
membership now numbers 200, but it is
desired to increase it to double that
number. Every business man in tho city
is requested to join the association in
order to increase its co-operative value
and the mutual help it affords in carry
ing on business. Tho annual foes have
been fixed at $3. The directors will
shortly elect a manager for tho associa
County Tax Ofllces.
A committee of the Levy Court
looking around yesterday week for office
rooms for County Treasurer and Tax Re
ceiver John T. Dickey. Tho office at the
county court room is altogether too small,
out of the way and inconvenient for the
transaction of the large public business
nected with the office. Tho committeo
looked at several ofilees and seemed to
think well of apartments opposite the
house. Tho opinion was given, how
somewhat far up
town. Mr. Dickey says he would ho satis
fied with any convenient locality but
thought Ninth and Tenth streets too far
uptown for tho average taxpayer. Tho
committee's report will be made Novem
ber 17th.
»vor, that the rooms
Dolan are M. E. Confrrenre.
The next annual session of Delaware M.
E. Conference, colored, with which Ezion
Church of this city an«i it3 missions
connected, will ho held at .Salisbury, Md.
it will begin on Mardi 22d and Bishop
John Hej'l Vincent, theresident episcopate
of Albany, N. Y., will prcsi.le. He was
born in .Alabama, and is in the 60th year
of his age. He was admitted to the minis
try in 1K42, when he joined the New Jersey
Conference, and was elevated to the epis
copacy in 1888. Sunday-school work is his
specialty. He originated the international
Sunday-school lesson, and founded the
mt. Some time ago
he wus attacked by tho grip, and Tor the
benefit of his health lie is now traveling i
Forthe ensuing year Hanover Sunday
school has elected the following officers :
Superintendent, Thomas K. Porter; As
Superintendents, John W. Lawson, Jr.,
I Miss Ida Byron; Treasurer, Alfred J.
Rumford; Secretaries, IJohn W. Lawson.
Jr., and Robert P. Robins«
Director. H. Howard Carver; Assistant
Musical Directors, Misses Lillie Weldieand
Laura Pierson; Librarians. .Samuel Floyd,
Henry G. Porter and William D. Griffith;
Superintendent of Primary Department,
Miss Annie Porter; Assistant Superintend
ent and Organist, Miss Loreinc II
Depending Upon One Vote.
One of the closest contests nt the election
in Maryland, Tuesday week, was that for
register of will» in Caroline county, be
tween Wright, candidate on the Citizens'
}. The returns
Steele, tlio Democratic
as received
gave IVright 1,567 votes and Steele 1,566, a
jority of one for the former. It if
»med that a mistake in the First district
gives Steele one mujority, and the official
count will be required to settle the dispute.
Removal of tho Morgue.
The New Castle county morgi
of Deputy Coroner Thomas Gil
removed fi
lisliment, No. 221 Shipley street, to
Shipley street, recently occupied
headquarters of a sewing machine agent.
Deputy Giles hus had the pluee fitted up
for the morgue and a cement floor laid in
readiness for the re
in charge
hus been
dertaking estab
No. 602
tion of the dead,
wifi now do open to any
the city.
Routine Business Occupies
its Attention.
A Good Round Sum to the
City's Credit.
Murray in Ills Great Role of Objector
Again--Makes a Rig Commotion and
Finds Himself in the Wrong—City Coun
cil Proceedings.
Mostly routine business occupied the
attention of Council Thursday evening
was protracted by discus
sion, which arose from Mr. Murray in
timating that the finance committee had
not exactly done its duty in not consult
ing him beforo reporting on his petition
for the return of $5.13, capitation tax
paid by him as trustee for Thomas Nor
ton, who is insanp. A week ago tho
committee reported adversely on the
petition, refusing the request
ground that Mr. Norton was properly
assessed. Last evening Mr. Murray
took the committee to task and ex
pressed the opinion that it should have
gone to him for information about the
matter, while, on t!.« other hand, the
committee contend<• that Mr. Murray
should have gone to it. The petitioner
moved that the preceding action be re
considered and the petition bo referred
back to the committee, declaring
that the action of the meeting last
week was unjust because, as lie asserted,
Mr. Norton has not resided in this city
since 1885. In his petition Mr. Murray
glected to say Mr. Norton is a
the committee
The sessio
resident and
ascertained this fact it relieved itself of
tho insinuation of the petitioner. Figur
atively speaking Mr. Murray was imme
diately jumped
why he did not
pon and he was asked
inform the committee,
when it submitted its report that Mr.
Norton is a
from the Tenth ward was surprised by
the turn the affair took and as gracefully
as possiblo admitted that he had erred,
after which the preceding action
considered and the petition referred
back to the committee.
The clerk of the municipal court re
ported that the unclaimed witness fees
for September amount to $32.50 and the
municipal court's receipts for October to
$855.35—fines, $553; fees, $140; costs,
$102.35. The coal oil inspector reported
that he in spected 37,850 gallons of oil
last month. Tho building inspector re
ported that 37 dwellings, eight back
buildings and one stable were erected
during the month, at an estimated cost
of $53,710, and he received $90 for per
mits. The city treasurer reported $27,
640.55 in Union National Bank to the
credit of current expenses, $13,850 each
in the four depositary banks to the
name credit and $4,454.02 in Union Na
tional Bank to the credit of special de
posit. He also reported the following
receipts : From the clerk of the munici
pal court, $387.85, fines, fees, costs and
unclaimed witness fees; from Adminis
trator Menlev and Collector Mitchell,
respectively $1,100 and $910, city and
school taxes for this year and last year;
from Chief Engineer Boughman,$231.15,
fees for October; from Uni
Bank, $86.11, interest
Building Inspector Dillon,' $99, fees.
The city auditor certified to the correct*
of tho accounts of the city trea
surer and other officials and reported
that tho foes of Plumbing Inspector
Kune for September and October amount
to $20.50 and the collections of the chief
of police amounted to $75 last month
dog tax, $19; show license, $56.
Collector Mitchell
$805.60, eight per cent commission
nounting to $10,070. The
-resident. The member
deposit; from
pay-roll of the president and members
of Council, amounting to $2-14.76, was
passed. The individual amounts drawn
follows : President Benson, $30;
Mr. Colton, $24.17; Mr. Perkins, $22.09;
Messrs. Dannenberg, Kirby, McKelvey,
McVny, McGee, Ratledgc and White,
$20 each, Mr. Fagan, $14.50; Mr. Griffin,
$9; Mr. Murray, $5. Liberty Fi
pany was allowed $1,500, the remainder
of its appropriation for this fiscal year.
To the finance committee was referred
a petition from the Baltimore & Phila
delphia Railroad Company, asking that
it be refunded $27.93, tax paid for land
exempt from taxation.
The following bids for furnishing
carpet and linoleum for the
court room and laying the f
referred to the public buildings
mittco :
William B. Sharp & Co.—Carpet,
$1.25 and $1.35 per yard; linoleum, 60
and 75 cents.
M. Megary & Son—Carpet, $1 per
yard; linoleum, 85 cents.
Lichtenstein & Hart—Carpet, 90 cents
and $1.274; linoleum, 45, 574 and 85
cents and $1.
Mr. White moved that a committee
fuel, one member from each ward,
be appointed. Messrs. Magee and Mur
ray said that since the city's funds
getting low and cold weather has not
set in it would be wise to postpone the
matter and tho motion was laid
table for a month.
31 any bills, after being read, were re
ferred to committees.
ilugtoninn Dead.
Elkton. Md., Nov. 5.—Mr. John rerld
died in Elkt
A Former Wl
this morning,after a lin
ing illness of Bright's disease of tho
, in the 58th year of his age. Ho was
in Wilmington, Del., December 21st,
1833, where lie learned the
dier with his father, Job
1856 he married i
Gcorgeanna V. Roberts
I«», of a sad
Perkins. In
Philadelphia. Miss
of Virginia, a
daughter ot William Roberts, who, it is
claimed, was the oldest railroad conductor
in the United States, and who died about
} ago, and a brother of William
Baltimore, engineer on the I'.,
W. «t B. railroad. Mr. Perkins settled in
Elkton. Md., i
ful. He was,
Insurance Company of Cecil county, and
a member of the Masonic order.
two months
Hoben» of
_ 1857, and was v .
a director of the Mutual l
Comp] 1 me
A complimentary dinner was tendered
Harry Jamar and Harry l'almer at
Willis' Hotel Thursday night by mem
bers of the Delaware Field club. '
hosts comprised some of tho more
ardent admirers of tho foot-bell talent
of Messrs. Jamar and Palmer. The
dinner w
those gentleman havo accomplished for
the D. F. C. Following the disposal of
substantial features of
gant menu speeches
and a most delightful hour or two was
passed listening to the witty stories of
the Field club's famous raconteurs and
to its equally attractive singers.
1 :
a graceful tribute to what
Importance of R
iarly Ordained Dca
a—Tho Church's Relation
<i Labor.
The convocation of the clergy and
laity of the Episcopal diocese of Dela
ware resumed its session in Trinity
Church yesterday afternoon week,
Bishop Coleman presiding. There
the usual large attendance win n the
hour arrived and adjournment for din
ner being
begun in the parish house. The
delegates present at the business session
were as follow's : Clergy—Bishop Cole
, Revs. Charles E. Murray, rector
of St. Andrew's Church; T. Gardiner
Littoll, St. John's Church; H. Ashton
Henry, Trinity; Martin B. Dunlap, Old
Swedes Church; H. I. du Pont Coleman,
St. Michael's Mission; V. H. Bergbaus,
Calvary Church; Kenscy J. Hammond,
Immanuel; P. B. Lightner, New Castle;
II. M. Bartlett, Christiana hundred; C.
A. Hayden, Claymont; E. K. Miller,
Stan ter; L. W. Gibson, Dover; W. L.
Braddock, Clayton; J. P. Du Hamel,
Dover; Xcnsey J. Stewart, Washington}
John W. Brown, S. T. D., rector of St.
Thomas' Church, New York; George
M. Bond, George W. Dame, Jr.
The following comprised the lay dcle
ï business session
: Dr. William II.
a short business session
gates present nt !h
durlngthe aftenm-m
Burr, E. A. Van Trump, II. A. Now
land, J. M. New bold, John Russell,
Robert Justifia, Joseph Newlin, H. C.
Frairn, A. L. Jones, Captain George
Leroy Brown, George M. Coleman,
Btephen Ralph, E. Fowler, M. D., D. P.
Barnard, 11. Ridgely, Jr., D. J. Cum
A. L. Foster, J. R. Lambson, R.
, Dr. R. R. Reynolds, J. R.
Dunavan, George Cox, George Lowry,
Jr., Dr. Nathan Pratt, IV. R. Bonner,
Dr. C. B. Naudain, Alfred Lee, George
Macklin, John H. Grohc, L. P. Wells,
W. J. Fisher, A. D. Speakman. At the
business session of the convocation
Joseph Swift was unanimously chosen
secretary ot the body.
Routine matters dispensed with a dis
cussion was entered into, each speaker
being limited to periods of ten minutes
each. Tho subject of the discou
"The Order of Deacons. First, the
scriptural idea; second, are wc follow
ing it?"
The first speaker upon this interesting
subject WAs the Rev. P. B. Lightner of
New Castle. The speaker's argument
went to prove the importance of regular
ordained deacons in the church, their
purpose being to aid the rector in his
pastrol duties. For instance, during the
latter's illness or temporary absence the
deacons duty would devolve tho dis
charging of all tho regular duties of the
rector of the church. Rev. Mr. Lightner
thought that the clergy
ust such assistance
aity in the performance of their
parochial duties. There was at times
too much work for the rector and per
haps when that gentleman was suddenly
called away by illness
in need of
this from the
death, there
to take charge of the pulpit
during a sabbath unless it bo the deacon
regularly ordained by tho bishop. The
next speaker, Rev. L. \V. Wells, was in
hearty accord with Rev. Lightner's views
and thought that the matter of having
ordained deacons in the church was a
very important
might greatly expedite the work of the
rectors in the various parishes.
The subject was also ably discussed
>mo length by Rev. II. Ashton
Henry, pastor of Trinity
William J. Fisher, Rev. T.
Littell and others.
At 4.30
. Their appointment
the parish house,
after the discussion upon the Order of
Deacons had been exhausted, and a re
ss of ten minutes had elapsed, during
hich time the delegates were given
opportunity to converse if they were
disposed, in a social way, "The Best
Methods of Gaining Non-Attendance at
Church" was discoursed upon.
Rev. L. W. Gibson gave an able and
interesting talk upon this subject, as
did Rev. George M. Bond, John S.
Grobe and II. A. Nowland. After a
general discussion recess was taken at
6 o'clock until 7.45 p. m.
When this hour arrived the auditorium
of the church was crowded with dele
gates and their friends. After brief
devotional service "Tho Relation of tho
Church to Capital and Labor/' was dis
cussed by Rev. George W. Dame, Jr.,
Edward Fowler, M. D., Rev. Charles E.
Murray and others, each speaker being
allowed 15 minutos in which to finish
his discourse. The subject was dis
cussed at length and proved an interest
ing and instructive feature of the session.
At tho conclusion of tho discussion
Bishop Coleman closed the convocation,
after first heartily thanking all those
who had taken active interest in bring
ing about such a successful termination
of the session. The bishop hoped that
ere another convocation ot the diocese
was held, the results would bo even far
more successful and
be accomplished than at the session just
cluck i
A Young Hunter Shot.
Richard Battersby, agccl about 16
years, a son of Captain Robert Battersby
of Chesapeake City, Md., while gunning
Monday week, in company with Thos.
Ilarlans, was accidentally shot, It is sup
posed, by Ilarlans, and probably fatally
injured. Over two hundred grains of
shot were taken from his wound in his
breast. Dr. Wallace, who attended him,
considers him in a precarious condition.
They wero gunning in some bushes, and
Ilarlans, it is supposed, tired where Bat
tersby was, without seeing him. The
distance and the intervening hushes
probably saved him from instant death.
Organizing a .Ministerial Union.
Tiie following circular letter is being
sent to the pastors of tho different churches
in this city : "By vote of preachers of the
M E. churches in this city and vicinity,
the Revs. \V. L. li. Murray, John Y. Dob
bins and E. L. Hubbard, were appointed a
committee to confer with the oth
gelical ministers of this territory, with a
organize a ministerial union, to
a month in Fletcher Hall, for
tlio purpose of cultivating a
acquaintance and closer fellowship
co-workers in the Master's vineyard. If
you approve of this proposal, please send
reply to the chairman of tiie committee, at
No. 307 West Seventh street."
IIoRpital Donations.
The board of managers of the Homœo
athic Hospital publicly returns thanks to
who made donations to the hospital
donation day, October 29th. The dona
prised flour, meats, canned
goods, napkins, towels, tabic-cloths, bed
clothing, jellies, aud other articles of use
and benefit iu an institution of this char

The directors of the National Bank of
Delaware declared a dividend of $18 per
share for the last six months, with •»*»
extra dividend of $2 per share, payable
• 1
of tho Y.
Directors «
M. C. A. Hold a Joint Meeting.
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms of the board
of directors and committee members of
tho association. Alfred Gawthrop pre
sided. Physical Director William E.
Hoffman read a paper on the question
"What is the Relation of the Gymna
sium to the Whole Association ?" He
claimed that its importunée is due to the
fact that it induces young men to join
the organization who might not be led
from any other direction. He asserted,
however, that it is not a trap to catch
them hut a perfectly legitimate means
through which their minds and bodies
are conjointly trained in proper and
needful directions. J. Taylor Gause paid
high compliments to Mr. Hoffman's ar
C. K. Evans spoke on the topic,
"What arc some of the Qualifications of
Chairman and Members of the Com
mittee ?" He claimed three requisites
for committeemen; Personal conserva
tion to a set purpose, humility and
faithfulness. Ho was in favor of small
committees. J. Taylor Gause empha
sized the idea of committeemen going to
the trouble of informing themselves
•c exactly in their committee duties.
Job II. Jackson's experience was that
lie found that the chairman of a com
mit!', c often attempted too much and
did not confer with his associates
William K. Crosby spoke on the topic,
"Proper Relation and Co-operation of
the Board of Directors to all the Com
d V
A conference w
TT , . T-vi ,, T ,
mittees Under its Direction." He ex
plained how that the success of the 1
whole organization of the Young Men's
Christian Association is largely' depend
ant on the faithfulness of committee
work. The personnel of all committees
ehonitl be the result of mostareful suit
ability to duty.
General Secretary J. R. King in his
paper "How can the Auxiliary most
Successfully Aid tho Association?" paid
tribute to women's work as greatly as
sisting in the growth of the Y. M. C. A.
Thf.onininn wan OYnresard that tho
I he opinion was expressed that the
conference would result in increased
advantage and usefulness to the organi
zation in all its various branches of
committee work.
The New Standing Committee» of tlio
Grand Lodge of Delnwnre.
For the Grand Lodge of Delaware,
K. of P., Grand Chancellor William A.
Mullin has appointed the following
standing committees, to serve the ensu
ing year :
Law and Supervision—Past Grand
Chancellor Charles P. Maroney, Lodge
No. 1, Past Grand Chancellor James B.
Tucker, No. 4, and Past Grand Chan
cellor William Simmons, No. 2.
Appeals and Grievances—Past Grand
Chancellor William J. Jefferis, Lodge
No. 4, Past Grand Chancellor S. J.
Willey, No. 6, and Past Grand Chan
cellor J. Knox P. MorrfS, No. 1.
Finance and Mileage—Past Chancel
W. Everett, Lodge No. 1,
lor Ow
Past Chancellor David R. Shaw, No. 7,
and Past Chaucellor Wilmer Hanson,
No. 8.
Printing—Past Grand Chancellor
Mark L. Garrett, Lodge No. 6, Past
Chancellor W. T. Whitworth, No. 13,
and Past Chancellor E. L. Beeson, No. 9.
Returns And Credentials—Past Chan
cellor Georgo W. Davis, Lodge No. 16,
Past Chancellor S. G. Simkins, No. 14,
and Past Chancellor John D. McCrea,
No. 10.
Foreign Correspondence—Past Grand
Chancellor Lemuel Marr, Lodge No. 8,
Past Grand Chancellor Thomas Mullan,
Jr., No. 4, and Past Chancellor J. A.
Suydam, No. 12.
State of tho Order—Past Grand
Chancellor L. E. Wallace, Lodge No.
18, Past Grand Chancellor C. C. King,
No. 5, and Past Chancellor N. II.
Hutchins, No. 10.
Lodges Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 13
in this city, lodge No. 5 is at Newark,
No. 8 at New Castle, No. 9 at Grubb's
Corner, No. 10 at Dover, No. 12 at
Middletown, No. 14 at Felton, No. 16
at Marshallton and Kiamensi, No. 18 at
Seaford and No. 19 at Tallcyville.
Regular Quarterly Meeting of Trustees
The regular quarterly meeting of tho
Trustees of tho Delaware Hospital for
the Insane was held nt Farnburst
lay. In tho Rbsence of Dr. J. H
Wilson tho regular secretary, J. B.
The finance committee allowed the
following hills,which wero ordered paid:
J. A. Hopkins, $153.64; F. Kicnlc,
Hart «V. Brother. $59.92; G. K
Robert McFarlan, $294.85; John Scott,
$14.53; Churl es L. Simmons. $4-17.55; S. M.
teynohls <k Uo., $408.72; W. B. Sharp &
■o., $24; N. B. Dan forth, $49.08; d S.
.'lelnnd, $44.06; Trustees of the Poor,
8117.19; I. Lewis Row, $35.09; L. C. Kent,
$12.33; the Charles Warner Co., $7.70; the
Supply and Pipe Company,
.-, the George W. Bush & Sons Co.,
$370.31; total, including pay roll, $3,720.57.
The following
upon the improvement fund
mended by the finance committee : John
D. Davis & Son, $392.50; Speakman
Supply an«j Pipe Co., $114.41; George
W. ftMcCaulley, $435.95; Joseph Jeni:' ,s,
$118.64; total, $1,060.50.
The report of the superintendent
showed the total number of inmates to
be 197. Orders
Contractor McCaulley tor $400, and W.
H. Foulk & Son for $1,159.75. The
supply contracts were awarded
lows: Broad, J. G. Knause of New Cas
tle; beef, Wells & Bro.; salt and fresh
pork, Hart & Bro.; mutton and veal,
John B. Thompson; groceries, C. L. Sim
s; drugs, N. B. Danforth; crockery,
I. L. Row; dry goods, S. M. Reynolds cV:
Co. of Middletown.
made secretary pro torn.
se, $527.32;
the orders drawn
rt oom
drawn in favor of
Dead Bo«iy Found on the Reach.
Berlin, Md.. Nov. 4. —A dead
found about half a mile above Ocean City
life-saving station on Tuesday evening last
at 6.30 o'clock by one of the life-Baving
while coming in on the dog watch.
The corpse was that of a man apparently
about 21 years of age and was dressed in a
dark suit. The head and face were nearly
all gone. Undertaker James E. Wise buried
it in the Evergreen cemetery
day lust. There
to identify it.
nothinffon the body
S..:.:' I ■ ■
It. Ur. m.
■ tacked up
the vestibule, hall and stairways approach
ing the county court room as follows:
"Spitting upon, or throwing rubbish
the floor of the court r«iom is positively
foroidden under a penalty of a fine for
contempt of court. The informer is en
titled to one-half the tine."
A semi-annual dividend of 10 per cent
has been declared by the directors of the
Kartavcrt Manufacturing Company of this
Train on the Mt. PonnGravity
Line on a Runaway.
One Killed and Five People
Seriously Hurt.
A Terrible
Down the Dong Decline
-Two Men Plied the Drake Willie a
Woman Prayed for Deliverance—From
Romance to Tragedy
Reading, Pa., Nov. 5.—A most terrible
dash to death and destruction occurred
the Mount Penn Gravity road here this
afternoon. A passenger train was dashed
headlong speed down the steep grade.
With a frightful death staring them in the
face, the conductor and brakeman stood
by the brakes to the last. But the brake*
avail; the train was hurled
rapidly at every revolu
tion of the wheels, and from the splintered
wreck below the passengers, one dead and
four injured, three of them seriously, wer«
Conductor Irving Ilauck
killed. The injured
proved of :
only the
tho one
'lemmer.a Philadelphia jeweler,
:onipound fracture of the skull;
probably fatal.
Mnrv Beck of Philadelphia,
bruised about head and face; will be able
to leave hospital to-morrow.
Brakeman W. H. Keely had both legs
broken and will have to be amputated;
1 very dangerous.
Thomas Ganter, No. 421 Carpenter street,
Reading; not seriously injured,
The ill-fated train, the only
lhc stalu ?, n , at , M ' neral
J * 1 Cm.dnrtor P TÎ'vïn HnScT Snd
Brakeman IV. H. Keely were in charge.
The train consisted of two cars, one open
and one closed. Shortly before 3 o'clock
the train was nearing Cemetery Curve, the
sharpest on the road, and the one where
4 ie , tra . c * c ° lx
AhgUSt 22, 1890. killing live and seriously
in j urin g 12 others. Brakeman Keely was
0 n the Front platform of the first car, the !
open one. Conductor Hauck was in the '
closed car with the four passengers, one,
George Johnson, of this city, having
gotten on at the tower. Suddenly the
gave a lurch forward. Conductor Hauck
sprang to the assistance of his brakeman
while Johnson jumped from
Vacuum and hand-brakes
by the conductor aud brakeman, but the
ran all the faster around the sharp
curve. They dropped the safety pins and ,
brake, but tho cars still shot I
the steep grade. Thomas !
Ganter and Francis Clemnier, two of the ,
, put
car. The tracks, however, were wet and -
partially covered with demi leaves, and the :
wheels slipped on them. The
down the grade like a tobo
as a Hash tlie
lirai 1 d ..y
the brakes
slid I
iggan. Quick
m sped into the deep cut
the last curve above tlio station. The •
leaped into the air, ground
along the embankment and fell back
upon the track crushed into thousands
or pieces. Under it lay the conductor and
Help arrived from tho station below and
the injured were taken from tho wreck.
Conductor Hauck died on the station plat
form within 15 minutes. The rear car, —
three passengers, the two n
; and the
tugging at the brakes
clinging to
_ and praying
for a safe deliverance from the accident,
not badly damaged but simply thrown
from the track.
Francis Clemmer and NI iss Mary Beck,
his fiancee, came up from Philadelphia
this morning to visit his brother-in-law,
Mr. Ganter, and by him were being taken
the road. Both are now in the Read
ing Hospital, where Brakeman Keely, who I
came here from Kentucky, has also been »
tuken. Conductor Hauck was only 24 f
yfcars old, and was the most popular
the road.
[By a similar accident on this same death
slide railroad, Miss Bye and Miss Guthrie
of this city, were seriously injured a little
a year ago. The young ludies w
terribly hurt and narrowly escaped death,
while some of their fellow-passengers
less fortunate and were killed outrieht.—
Ed. E. E.J
of I lie
Sequel to the Pseudo-Tragedy Over !
Third Street Hridge.
William Pitt of Heald and C streets who
recently woke
night and found
in the middle of the 1
throut cut in a big i
ash. four inches across, from a
Mb wife's baud lias, it is reported made
amicable arrangement by which ho and j
his wife, Mary Anne 1'itt, separate forever, r
The pair met at the ollice of Notary \
Public .1. Jackson Peirce Thursday mornj /
ing accompanied by a friend. Mr. Pitt had
his throut bound around, a grim reminder I
of Ids almost tragic experience. Husband !
very chatty and pleasant.
other. I'itt is u small man and •
and wife
much younger than his wife.
He produced a deed, which he signed
in tho presence of .Mr. Peirce, conveying
all his property to Mrs. Pitt. Tins* in
cludes the house and lot at Heald and O
streets, estimated value for about $1,709..
The deed of gift was taken up to the re
corder's office to be placed on record.
Mrs. Pitt notwithstanding her vagaries r
is credited by her neighbors with being a ,
respectable careful housekeeper. Her
husband does not bear so cooda character. !
Before leaving the office Pitt shook hands
with everyone there announcing thaYthey
would never see him again in tl
Wedding at Chenapeakn City.
Misa Mary E. Wallace, daughter of Dr,
J. V. Wallace of Chesapeake City, Md.,
was married Thursday at that place in the
Presbyterian Church to Frank E.Williams,
pastor of the Georgetown (D. C.) Presby* !
terian Church, by the Rev. 8. S. Williams, '
father of the groom, assisted by.Rev. Mr.
Perry, pastor. The bride was given away
by her father. The bride
and veil. The maid of honor
Carrie Brady of Chesadcake City, cream
cashmere, and the bridesmaids, Miss Kntio
8. Price of Chesapeake, who
cashmere, and M
Bettle Knight of Bal
timore, cream cashmere. The ushers
Messrs. Henry Brady, Delmar Kmithers,
Bennett Steele and Thomas Williams.
Harry Cleaver of Chesapeake City played
the wedding march. Among the guests
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Wil
liams, Mr. and Mrs.Grecn and Miss Rrady,
Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Williams Middle
town, Mrs. Wills and Miss I.usby of Cecil
ton, Md., Mrs. Brice of Delaware City,
James B. Groomc and wife of Baltimore,
R. E. Jamar, wife and daughter, Dr. J. H.
Jamar. Mrs. J. C. Groomc, Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Finley, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jamar,
Mrs. E. Groome, Elkton, Md.; Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Moore, North East, Md.
Flro Ina Grocery Store.
A fire broke out in the grocery store
Isaac Thomas, No. 2201 Market
street, on Thursdap. It was discovered
by a little girl whose family occupy
part of the house. The fire was extin
guished by volunteers whose timely use
of buckets of water saved the building
from destruction. The loss is estimated
at $200. The department
called out.
The Delaware Railroad Company is
erecting a handsomo new station at George

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