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WILMINGTON, DEL AAV ARE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1892.
NEW SERIES—V OL. XI1-NO. 8»
CONSOLIDATED 1883.
31 f
THE CUTS URGENT NEEDS
Spiritedly Discussed by the
Board of Trade.
WILMINGTON 13 UNPROGRESSIVE
Plain Reasons for the City's
Slow Advance.
The Truth Tolil
tho Ultimo I.ii
Wilmington N
Light Industrien
Plenty of Unutilized Fe
»t. Timnulay Night am!
In Proper Quarters
d
In a Large Nil in Ik
K ntubllnhed He
ale Lab
e ItecommendiitloiiH or the Board of
Trade.
'
Thursday's meeting of tho Board
of Trade
an extremely interesting
one. During all of the latter part of tiie
session attention was given t<> the ques
tion of the needs of Wilmington and
what should ho done to put some
manufacturing and business life into it.
In reply to President W. D. Mullen's
inquiry for committee reports Chairman
Mark M. Cleaver of tho committeo on
districting the city for fire purposes,
said that he had seen Chief Robinson on
the subject. The latter stated that the
majority of the city companies were in
favor of the proposition. Mr. Cleaver
otherwiso reported progress.
President Mullen stated that lie and
Mr. Taylor had experienced
profitable trip
convention of
Trade convening recently in Washing
ton. It was tiie largest meeting for tho
k past 25 years and representatives from
^ Maine to Oregon were present.
Tho National Board of Trade, Mr.
lullen continued, has undoubtedly
real influence in tho legislative halls at
Vashington. When tho question of tho
being discussed tho
ost
in ihoir visit to the
tho National Board of
■ tonnage uct
■ chairman and members of the congres
mt sional committee having charge of the
jAmattor called and asked the privilege of
.« the floor in order to join in the discus
•-«tsion. Daniel W. Taylor of this city, Mr.
^Mullen said, made
;xccllcnt ad
convention
eccssity for the relief of Amcri
shipping. In his address
HAe claimed that what was wanted was
flSB pot cheap labor but something that
^Broiild help in the building of tho ships.
Be asked for a bounty. All European
wBpuntries ho claimed give a bounty.
IjKliis included England although she
h crs iudirectly. Groat Britain
all ship supplies freo of tax and
everything that goes to the building
ship. Tins is allowed in a tax re
. William L
ress to the
the
ton injected the
((gestion just here that ho was under
e impression that manufacturers hero
it a drawback on their products or
me of them.
It was stated that this government
mRof was not so much needed in the
■fc ji building of vessels as to keep them
10; going when once afloat. The aid. is
specially needed in building up the
■B coasting trade.
_* President Mullen thought there was
0 no reason why our vessel c
fllBhould not build, as
£W vessels known as tramp steame
carry
te
I
constructors
do tiie English, the
,'h ich
much of tho
successfully
general freight business of tiie world.
(TRAMP STEAMERS Ci
CHEAPLY HERE.
3 It is asserted that Mr. Gause had
«stated that tramp steamers can be built
■ just as cheaply hero in Wilmington as
9 in tho Clyde yards.
■ Mr. Talyor--"Colonol Snow stated
■ that Franco gained 75 per cent last year
S through paying subsidies. It was claimed
9 that with
E BUILT «TUST
subsidy of $5,000,000 trade
could bo got back to the American flag
J in 10 ye-- "
m Mr. L
M Gause
ton—"Doubtless
build iron
as the Clyde builders
have to compete against the light wages
paid seamen on foreig
thought the gover
subsidize vessels u
rtiilo Mr.
ships as cheaply
irchants
•sscls. lie
mt might as well
men who fought in
President Mullen's idea was that aid
should be given in building medium sized
freight steamers. That w
at the Washington meeting,
nage bill as now before Congress or a
similar one would do.
Mn Taylor referred to tho marked
fact of the manner in which tho western
representatives fought each for hi
city. Milwaukee
■as the feeling
stoutly contested
Chicago. They am entirely independent
of the east when
gressional attention,
good suggestion for Wilmington to stand
on its own bottom and to clamor for
Delaware's interests. He reported that,
tho State representatives in Washington
aro doing excellent service in regard to
the desired harbor improvements.
Mr. Lawton—"I hope you gentlemen
told them what Wilmington lias done
do in building steamships and
yachts and wlmt we need hero."
Mr. Taylor—"Oh yes, they heard
from us."
clamoring for con
lie thomrht it a
■ Q
AHOUT RAILROAD LOBBYISTS.
Chairman Mullen—"Railroad lobby
ists were at Congress all the time fight
ing for their interests against tho mer
chants and the producers. But Congress
is gradually showing a desire forex
tending equal attention and rights to
the mercantile community. The time
is fast coming when tho railroad corpor
ations will not be so uniformly suc
cessful in gaining their contests.
HARBOR IMPROVEMENT.
Mr. Mullen regretted that the board
had not presented some formal resolu
tions to the National Board of Trade
endorsing Wilmington's request to gov
ernment in its needs for harbor improve
ment. The advantages of such
dorsenicnt
ly bo realized by those
who have attended tho meeting. It im
mediately throws tho demand
tional attention and constitutes
mense impetus towards success.
On the motion of Mr. Cleaver a vote
passed to tho president
and Mr. Taylor for tho local interest
they had betrayed in their visit to
Washington.
t Mr. Mullen said that the fault of the
t smull attendance which is characteristic
I of tho recent meetings of the board is
I due to tiie members belonging to tho
I association but wlio do not attend the
1 meetings, lie would like to ask whether
j?! it is the fault of those who do attend or
!' of those whoso duty it is to attend but
who do not.
of thanks w
A 1'ROFRR CONDEMNATION.
. Mr. Reed quickly rejoined: "Mr.
i Chairman, I am glad to hear you say so.
I was just goiBg to mention that I have
heard people talk in a very cheap way
•bout the Board of Trade meetings, lt
X'
w wry contemptible of them. Some of
them themselves are tho ones to bo
blamed."
Mr. Taylor—"Wo are small in number
but respectable."
Mr. Heed—"I think their remarks are
simply shameful."
Mr. Lawton—"I have heard them call
ub a mutual admiration society."
Mr. Clearer—"If this is not a repre
sentative body it is not tho fault of the
Hoard of Trade. Wilmington positively
needs a representative board."
President Mullen-"! would like it
»re generally understood that business
m arc invited hero to express their
opinions on the current questions of in
terest to tho city."
.LIAM I.AWTOU'fl IDEA.
Mr. I,
matter to bring tip.
President, have bee
committee o
past t
•ton—"I have a very small
l think you Mr.
chairman of the
f enterprises for tho
or three years. Would you
mind telling us about all the new enter
prises that have threatened to invade
and occupy tiie city during that long
time?"
President Mullen—"Many of them
tore impractical and some were looking
labor. There was no one but Mr.
Taylor to drive the visitors around and
point out the advantages of tho city,
this lie always did. But I think somo of
them fell tlirough for the lack of a
mitteo of busiiio.
of and to entert
f
nn to take fuller care
them."
KATE
Mr. Taylor
which y
cago, because Chicago g:
capital ($15,000) that they needed. The
silk velvet company located near Pater
son."
Mr. Lawton—-"Mr. Taylor is respon
sible for bringing W.-B. Clerk and his
morocco factory here. He pays $1,200
to $1,500 a week in wages."
Mr. Cleaver—"Mr. Clerk is the most
successful man in his way of any com
ing hero recently."
Mr. Taylor—"! had to pull him out of
Chester by his boots."
Mr. Clc
V ENTERPRISES.
uhe glnsä company of
to Chi
i thorn tho
heard s
—"Ho basa specialty in
coloring leather. His desire
where all other leather
as to uct
congregate
for business, and he found that iii Wil
mington."
POWER BUILDINGS NEEDED.
Hon—"Supposo you had a big
building for various industries. Don't
you think you could induce some of
them to come here?"
President Mullen—"Wo could have
located two manufactories of about 300
hands, if n suitable building was found."
Mr. Lawton—"I saw in my travels
recently a building of corrugated iron
and frame, 100x25 feet, two stories used
for small manufacturing purposes. In
Ilepbron, Mass., the factory power needs
supplied by fi
gines. What we need is a large number
of little businesses. It is theso that
pay-"
Mr. Taylor—"Last November a party
would have started 200 sowing machines
hero if he could have got power."
John R. Hudson—(Who arose in a
great hurry) "Better send him to Front
and Market right away, i could give it
him."
Mr. Taylor—"Power also?"
Mr. Hudson—"I would put it in
there."
Mr. Lawton—"I've had it
ter-hoads for tli
light mauufactu
work to women
Lawton's popular stock company.
Mr. L
popular stock company; no
; than a few shares. I don't me
a Harlan & Hollingsworth Company,
.'ant to see the women started in
employment. If I need 1 can have
200 applications within two days fr<
young women who would work i
store at $2 a week. It is not a pleasant
thing to say, but it is true. And it is
there where tho need of some light,
suitable employment for women is in
dicated."
Mr. Hudson—"It seems to me like a
lack of funds all through."
MONEY IN WE
Mr. L
of tho tow
my let
years, 'wo want more
hero in order togivo
Hon—"My ide
is to try a
to have
I
my
N MORTGAGES.
is too much
Wilmington money put out in western
mortgages."
Tiie
Tho seeretary
PIEDMONT INVE8TM ENTS.
I low much money was
709,000, or how much
dropped into
Mr. Law to
it that—was it
of Wilmiugton cash—
Piedmont investments? What I want
is a popular company."
Mr. Hudson—"is there any monoy in
it?"
M r. Lawton—"Wo don't want to make
so much as to bring people here.
1 want to sell mi
dishes."
EE
ITERS.
Mr. Lt
& Hollingsworth mechanic
grown up daughters eating him
out of house and home. Let them each
$3 a week in tho popult
s employ. Sec how that total of $9
vly will aid the family.
"In Bristol, Pa.," continued Mr. Law
son, "the sum of $200,000 lias been ex
pended in power buildings alone. That
is wlmt we want. A factory
in Perry ville only recently
originators thought they
half of their in v<
so well that they would not
dvance of 25 per cent.
i to build a two-story frame
here
ton—"Now take tiie Harlan
He has
thro
S',
started
when the
ou id lose
istment. They succeeded
sell
Yes,
out at
my idea i
biiilding light outside tho city,
there i
Mr. Huds
ton mills where girls e
$8 weekly. The Standard Spring 0
Chester boo:
city tax.
Chester is full of cot
from $6 to
pany went fro
her
led will» capital."
Mr. Mullen—"The tiling is they
understand tho needs of light manu
facturing in Chester better than we do
here. Here we seem to consider noth
ing but great factory
chine and car building, Ac. Wo don't
seem to appreciate tho advantages
numerous small businesses."
Mr. Taylor cited a notable instance of
aid immediately subscribed in Galveston,
•der to establish specialties
there. That seems to bo the recognized
western custom.
NEW CASTLE'S PROMPTNESS.
it wt
k, heavy
Tex., in
Mr. Cleaver related a most interesting
incident of tho prompt business enter
prise of tho little town of New Castle in
securing tho big Tasker i:
Mr. Tasker htul made certain overtures
at that place for the establishment there
of his big works, which, somehow
other fell through. Some four of the
citizens heard of tho mishap. They
went around and immediately secured
sufficient cash promises to enable them
to go to Philadelphia and see Mr. Tasker.
"As soon," said the latter, "as you make
matters sure in the former offer I will
agree?" The four citizens returned,
and although the later urrangcmoht left
them some $6,000 or $7,000 short they
forks.
realized tho immense value of tlie oppor
tunity and bought the land necessary
for Mr. Tasker. And so tho Tasker
works were established in New Castle.
found out that thp narrator of
the story was one of tho four enterpris
ing citizens.
Mr. Lawton—"That'
New Castle."
The general feeling last night
favor of encouraging numerous small
businesses.
It was arranged that the committee of
which Mr. Cleaver
tain information as
rooms with power
available for such industries in the
city. A list ot theso is always to bo
kept at tho Hoard of Trade rooms bo
that such information may be readily to
hand when needed.
A motion made by Mr. Lawton was
passed, thanking the press of tho city,
and specially tho Sunday Star, for the
effective work done in aiding in the
efforts noAV being made.
The board then adjourned.
It
not slow for
in
is chairman ascer
to the factories and
without that
* THE IIENLOPEN WRECK.
bo tho Barge McClollan—No
Live» Wore Lo
Philadelphia, Fob. 4.—"Wrecked
steamer off llenlopcn' is bargo McClel
lan; particulars later," was tho brief
telegram received at the Maritime Ex
change yesterday afternoon. Secretary
Sharwood was busy sending and receiv
ing telcg
"Wo have identified tho lost steamer,"
he said, "but she turns out to be a bargo
formerly a steamer. 1 have
just received a telegram from the
Thames Towing Company which states
that all hands were saved and safely
landed at New Ilaven."
The steam tug Thames, with the Mc
Clellan in tow, left Lambert's Point,
Norfolk, Va., on Thursday last, bound
to New Haven with a cargo of 1*
hontas coal. On baturday at 4 o'clock
the crew of the barge signaled to the
tug that there
the hold and the leak
Captain Masser replied that he would
send a boat, which he did, and took off
the three men and a boy.
At 5.30 p. m. tho tow rope parted and
tiie bargo was then almost level with
tiie water. At 6.30 she sank, just nine
miles from Capo Henlopen.
Tho McClellan was formerly the
Clyde-built steamer Arkdale, and when
too old for service had lier engines taken
out and was turned into a coal barge.
Her steamboat rig was retained, hence
the scare among the shipping fraternity.
Tho fact of the flag being flying was
nccouted fur by Munson, one of the
rescued men, who said they had hoisted
it to attract tiie tug's attention, but just
as the lifeboat was approaching, a big
sea swept over the barge and nearly
filled her, so that they wore in such a
hurry to get clear of the foundering
vessel that tho fact of the signal of dis
tress being still flying was forgotten.
It Froi
thaï
four feet of water in
s increasing.
Srhool Report» for January.
The following notes from tho public
school reports for January have been
received from City Superintendent
David W. Harlan. Reports from all
tiie schools but two have been received.
attendance of 6,254
tho first day of this month :
Of these 2,044 had been perfect in at
tendance during the preceding month,
287 had been tardy and 47 of them
had been subjected to corporal punish
ment during tiie month.
922 vacant seats and there had been 95
applications for seats during the month.
On Monday next tho February promo
tionswill take place. Schools Nos. 16, 21,
23 and 24, reported no tardy scholars dur
ing January. No. 16 maintains its place
at tho head of tho school column in tiie
matter of tardy scholars and is the third
in the matter of perfect attendance. 'Ihe
Boys' High School leads in this respect
with a perfect attendance of 147 scholars;
school No. 20 comes next with 147 and
school No. 16 third, with 131.
Theso show
pupils
There w
A Hard-fought Rattle.
Tom McManus of Boston, who fought
Wongo, the Indian pugilist, last week,
Norfolk, and was knocked out in
the 10th round, after having had a hand
broken and other severe punishment,
passed through this city Wednesday. Ho
me here by the Norfolk express which
is in charge of Conductor Layflcltl
d complained considerably of the se
verity of his injuries. He was going back
to Boston and contemplated entering a
hospital to recuperate. Wongo was
trained by Jack Cavanaugh and this is
tiie second hard-fought battle he has
months. The Norfolk sport
? jubilant, and say they will
back Wongo for $2,000 against any 140
pounder in the United .States. About
$5,000 changed hands on tho result of
Tuesday week's fight. JThc Bostonian
was tho favorite.
Ing
Km
While attempting to cross the tracks
of the Wilmiugton City Passenger Rail
way Company, on Market street between
Front and Second, yesterday week John
Kennedy
car and knocked down, lie was hurled
to tiie gn
break two ribs
wrist was badly sprained and his body
was covered with bruises. Tho car did
over him.
ing two large gri
time of the occt
drummer. As soon
occurred Kennedy w
home whore Dr. C. E. Baird dressed his
not necessarily
eil Down by
Cur.
struck by a Rivcrvlo
rith such force
the leftside. His right
t->
Kennedy was c
■y
in his hands at the
a New York
tiie accident
taken to his
dent
for
wounds, which
dangerous.
Mnrkmnnshiii Trophi«».
William Lawton and .Samuel II. Bay
nurd have offered handsome prizes for
the best regimental rille qualifications
during tho coming practice season. The
prizes are open to all tho companies of
the State, line, cavalry, or drum corps.
In order to retain the prize it must he
won three times, it is understood not
necessarily consecutively, and
ganizatlon can win both trophies. The
"Baynard Trophy" is a handsome silver
cup of elegant and appropriate design.
Tliu "Lawton Trophy'' is a group of
bronze statuary entitled, "The Last
Shot."
Acchl
John Garçon of No. 107 Poplar street,
a workman at tiie ship-yards of the
Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, had
his left foot frightfully mashed Thurs
day by a heavy piece or iron falling
it. His wound was dressed by Dr. J. T.
V. Blocksom. John Shannon, living at
No. 302 South Harrison street, had his
leg mangled in an accident at too boiler
yards of the Pusey <fc Jone Company
on Thursday. Ho
home in oueof the Wilmiugton Transfer
cabs. He will recover.
I'laueii.
taken to his
THE LA TE JUSTICE It RADLEY'.
Memorial Tribu
of tho Members of the
Delaware Dar.
A meeting of tho members of the bar
of this State was held in tho United
States court room Thursday to tako
action upon the death of the late Mr. Jus
tice Bradley,formerly an associate justice
of tho Supreme Court of the United
Stales. Judge Wales presided.Tberc were
present Hon. Thomas F. BayaTd, lion.
Charles B. Lore, Hon. George H. Bates,
William C. Spruaucc, Colonel Benjamin
Niolds, E. G. Bradford, Colonel S. A.
Macailistcr, George A. Elliott, Philip
Q. Churchman, Harvey Whiteman,
Charles B. E
The committeo appointed by tho bar
to draft resolutions upon the late jurists
death comprised
Bayard, chairman, Hon. Charles B.
Lore, William C. Spruance, lion. George
II. Bates and E. G. Bradford. The com
mittee after a few moments deliberation
reported through tho chairman, Mr.
Bayard, as follows:
îas, The bar of the Stnte of Dcla
ere called upon in common with
heir professional brethren throughout the
Union to lament the death of the H(
bln Joseph P. Bradley, lately
justice of the Supreme Court of thcUnitcd
States, whose district, of duty in the circuit
court for many years past included this
State.
Whereas, Ah expressive of the sorrow
sincerely felt and the high respect
honor in which the deceased magistrate
was held by this bar. be it
Jtcsotucd, That in the death of Mr. Justice
Bradley, we mourn the loss to the entire
community of a jurist of great experience,
wide and* varied learning, whoso well
stored logical and analytical mind sheds
light upon the jurisprudence of the nation,
and importantly throughout the adminis
tration of justice in the land.
ltcsolved, That the eminent, prolonged
and laborious career of tho deceased in tiie
public service, and his personal and social
virtues entitle his memory to bo cherished
in the hearts of Ills country
virtuous and patriotic citizen.
Resolved, That a copy of those resolutions
be engrossed anil transmitted in testimony
of our sincere condolence to the family of
the deceased.
Resolved, That the resolution he presented
to tiie circuit court, of tho United .States for
this district, with the request that they be
spread upon the record.
Mr. Bayard moved tho adoption of
the resolutions in a brief speech in which
ho eulogized the many good traits of
the dead jurist and paid a fitting tribute
to his memory. Mr. Bayard was fol
lowed by William
seconded the motion for the adoption of
the resolution and also made some re
marks eulogistic of the illustrious jurist's
career. Mr. Spruance was followed in
turn by Hon. George H. Bates, E. G.
Bradford and Colonel S. A. Macailistcr,
all of whom made brief but appropriate
speeches.
Judge Wales, in receiving the resolu
tions, stated that he did so with sincere
sympathy and in fall accord with the
spirit of the remarks made by the coun
sel who presented them. He continued:
"The memory and character of Judge
Bradley are worthy of the most pro
found respect, ami it would be difficult
to estimate too highly the value of his
judicial services. That those services
wore distinguished and important will
bo conceded by all who have any knowl
edge of them.
"His work on tho bench of the
Supreme Court, and in the circuit courts
of tiie Fifth and Third circuits, not only
disposed of numerous cases of local and
individual interest, in almost every
branch of the law, but contributed
largely to tho settlement of many ques
tions of national importance; and his re
ported opinions, by their wealth of
learning and lucid reasoning, have en
riched the jurisprudence of our country.
For theso results we aro his grateful
debtors.
and others.
Thomas F.
\
.
a wise,
C. Spruance, who
" Judgo Bradley possessed the elements
of true greatness, wisdom, integrity of
purpose and simplicity. Theso appeared
in his manner, in his conversation and
in the substance and style of his written
judgments; the latter exhibiting that
combination of clearness of statement
and logical order of argument which
mark tho recorded thoughts of master
minds.
"He was a zealous and patriot searcher
after truth. Intellectual labor was con
genial to him. What to others might
seem to be a laborious task was to him a
delightful occupation, and constant
study was his constant enjoyment. In
tiie consideration of legal questions his
anxious desire was to arrive at just and
right conclusions and nor sustain any
favorite or special "theory. To
quiry where he found a prccendent for
, he replied that the
latter was common senso ami it would
be a pity if no authority could bo found
to support it.
"In social intercourse Judge Bradley
was at once an entertaining and instruc
tive companion. Like Lord Bacon, he
seemed to have taken all knowledge for
ltis province, and there were few sub
jects pertaining to history, literature,
science or law which his learning did
not embrace, and on which he could not
impart varied and useful information
from the ample storehouse of his
memory. With all this pre-eminence in
natural endowments and acquired attain
ments, he never
superiority over others, but w
crate of tiie feelings of tiiosc who were
less gifted in these respects than himself.
in
one of his oplni
•«I
affected
consid
Jealous of tiie purity of his intentions,
he did not lightly criticise the motives of
others, and he indignantly repelled any
unjust charge against his own.
"Judge Bradley
sympathies which w
fested but could not always be sup
pressed.
"For myself, I conceived it to be a
privilege to know such
in his deliberations, to be enlightened
by his wisdom, to be aided by his re
searches and practical experience, to be
honored by his confidence. 1 knew him
only in his later years, at a period when
bodily .and mental vigor began to yield
to the infirmities of age, but with him,
although tiie physical strength was
gently declining, his mental faculties
shone forth clear and bright to the end,
and ho was able to perfc
duties until within a very few weeks
before his death, tints realizing his oft
expressed wish, that ho might 'die in
harness.'
of tender
not often mani
, to shar
his judiciul
"Tlw-«'
ho
present at the
organization of the circuit court of ap
peals in Philadelphia, last summer, will
recall tiie remark, made by Judge Brad
ley on that occasion, that it would not
probably bo his lot to continue long in
assisting to carry on tho business of tiie
court. Wo did not then think that this
pathetic prediction would be so soon
verified.
"The resolutions will be entered on
the record of the court which, in further
rupbet to tho memory of tho deceased,
will now bo adiuurucd."
COUNCIL'S LIVELY SESSION
A Clean Sweep in the Sur
veying Department.
MR. MURRAY MAKES A PROTEST
He Also Gets One Vote For
City Engineer.
Somewhat of a Surprize Party For .En
gineer T. Chatkley Hatton, Who Finds
Himself UnroremonioiiBly Hustled
of III» Job-City Council :in d tho Sur
veying Department Ofllcea*
(
City Council held a rattling session
Thursday. Many spectators, curious
to know' who would be elected city
engineer, wore present. Councilman
Griffin
the Democratic members the curiosity
in regard
s the only absentee. Amon
whom the Republicans
would nominate was as great as among
the visitors. Outside the circle of Re
publican councilmon everybody was
surprised, in fact astounded, not by the
announcement of the Republican nomi
nee, but by the election of two assistant
engineers. To tiie Democratic members
estion of tiie election of assist
ant engineers came with stunning force.
Mr. Murray protested and got laughed
at for protesting.
After the transaction of routine busi
ness Council, on motion of Mr. Colton,
proceeded to elect a chief
surveying department,
nominated Harry Palmer and Mr. Mur
ray nominated George II. Boughman,
the retiring chief. Messrs. Perkins and
Magee were appointed tellers. Mr.
Palmer was elected by a party vote.
Mr. Colton next moved that Council
proceed to elect a first assistant engineer
and Mr. Magee seconded the motion.
Previous to offering the motion Mr. Col
ton read section 2 of tho ordinance to
create the department of engineering
and surveying, as follows :
Tiie Council shall, at the first stated
meeting in February, 1871, elect a chief
engineer and surveyor for a term of three
years * * at the same meeting shall
elect two or more assistants (one of whom
shall be a good draughtsman and
capable of keeping accounts) for the term
of three years.
of tiie
r. Colton
MR. MURRAY'S TROTEBT.
Mr. Murray •'declared the proposed
action to bo illegal and said it is the
habit of tho Board of Directors of the
Street and Sewer Department to appoint
the assistant engineers.
Mr. Perkins contended Council had
the right to elect a first assistant engi
neer.
Mr. McKelvey twitted Mr. Murray on
his knowledge of law and asserted that
if what Mr. Colton had read was law it
should be carried out. He had never
heard of tho ordinance having been re
pealed.
Mr. Murray got angry and informed
Mr. McKelvey that tiie Board of Direc
tors of tho Street and Sower Department
could abolish a city ordinance by mere
resolution.
Mr. McKelvey said Senator Gray and
E. G. Bradford are not of that opinion
end informed Mr. Murray that lie possi
bly might change his opinion.
The motion was adopted and for first
assistant engineer Mr. Colton nominated
Samuel Kceuilo, who received tiie Re
publican vote. One of the Democratic
councilrnen voted for Mr. Murray and
when tiie complimentary (?) vote we; :.r.
nounced tiie member from the Tenth
ward joined in the laugh.
For second assistant engineer Mr.
Colton nominated Frank A. Price, who
was a candidate for chief. Mr. Price
received eight votes.
For clerk af tho registry bureau Mr.
Colton nominated Maulon Bettsand Mr.
White nominated Harry Schuler. Be
fore the nominees were balloted for
Clerk Messick, at tho request of Mr.
Murray, read section 1 of tho ordinance
for the appointment of a clerk for the
registering of real estate within the city
in the department of engineering and
purveying, as follows:
That immediately after the passage of
this ordinance there shall be appointed bv
Council a suitable person who shall be *a
competent draughtsman, whose duties il
shall be, under the direction of the chief
engineer and surveyor, to attend the regis
tration of real estate within this city and
shall perform draughting and such other
work as shall be required of him by the
chief engineer.
President Benson ruled that Mr.
Murray's point was well taken ancl said
Mr. Betts would not be sworn in if he
_not competent.
Mr. Colton declared Mr. Betts to be
eiuinontly qualified for the position.
Mr. Betts was elected by a party voto.
Each officer-elect wns elected for a term
of tliroo years. Messrs. Magee and
Perkins served as tellers during all the
counts.
FINANCES OF
The city treasur
Council has i
$63,224.75 to the credit of current ex
penses and $4,454.62 to the credit of
special fund and in each of tiie four
depository banks $3,850 to tho credit of
current expenses. He also reported the
following receipts: From Collector
Mitchell, $160, city and school taxes
for 1890, and $600, city and school taxes
for 1891; from Administrator Mealey,
$325, city and school taxes for 1890, and
$525, city and school taxes for 1891;
from Building Inspector Uillin, $84,
fees for January; from Clerk Hvland of
the municipal court, $424.70, collections
for January, and $20, December witness
fees unclaimed; City Engineer Bough
man, $63.50, fees for January.
The city auditor certified to the cor
rectness of tho accounts of tiie city
treasurer, tho clerk of tho municipal
court, tho building inspector, the city
engineer and the secretary of the Board
of Directors of the Street and Sewer
Department. Council's total in bank is
$83,079.37. The January fees of the
city engineer wero $131.50, of which
$63.50 went to Council's fund and $68
to the fund of the Board of Directors of
the Street and Sower Department. Dur
ing January tho board received $1,
187.37 and expended $14,111.41. Its
balance in bank is as follows : To tho
credit of current expenses, $33,400.94;
to the credit of paving and improving
streets, $16,920.70; total, $50,327.64. The
appropriation for intercepting sewer is
exhausted. *
Plumbing Inspector Kane reported fees
for January amounting to $5.
The clerk of the municipal court re
jaorted that his collections were as fol
i CITY.
reported that
Union National Bank
lo vs : Fines, $247; fees, $85; costs,
$22.70.
Tho coal oil inspector reported the
inspection of $47,850 gallons of oil
during January.
The building inspector reported that
18 dwellings and one store were erected
last month at an estimated cost of
$01,500.
The miscellaneous pay-roll for Janu
ary, $1,083.84, was passed.
now is THIS?
'Hie police pay-roll for last month,
$4,054.33, was also passed. During Jan
uary several olllcers were suspended
without pay. Among them we
uol T. Brown and George It. Raymond,
the former being suspended seven days
and the latter ten. At a meeting of the
Hoard of Police Commissioners Mayor
Willey voted for suspending Raymond
>en days and his colleagues voted for
a suspension of ten days, and the record
on tiie minutes ot the board, it is said,
stales the suspension as having been ten
days. On the pay-roll Brown is credited
with 25 days' service last month and
Raymond
25 days and be suspended seven in a
month of 31 days and how another could
work 25 days and bo suspended 10 dur
ing a month of that number of days is
a problem. For his alleged 25 days'
service Brown gets $52.78 and for the
same time Raymond gets one cent more.
The pay-roll was made out by Chief
Blackburn, approved by the Board of
PoliceJCommissioners,marked correct by
the city auditor and the payment of the
individual amounts recommended by the
police committee. The seeming inac
curacy of tho pay-roll
after Council had adjourned.
Tho January pay-roll of the president
and members of 'Council, $242.76, was
passed. The individual amounts
as follows : President Benson, $28; Mr.
Colton, $24.17. Mr. Perkins, $22.02;
Messrs. Dannenberg, McKe Ivey, McVay,
Magee, Rat ledge, White and Kirby,
$20 each; Mr. Fagan, $13; Mr. Griffin,
$9; Mr. Murray, $6.50.
Announcement was made that Presi
dent Benson had qualified as a member
of the Board of Port Wardens and that
the mayor had approved the ordinance
regulating auctions and auctioneers.
A WHITTEN OPINION WANTED.
The finance committee approved the
ordinance making an extra appropria
tion for the police ddbartment and the
law committee reported thatitcontaincd
nothing contrary to the city charter.
Motion was made that the report be
adopted. Messrs. Murray and Magee
spoke of the personal liability and the
latter offered as an amendment that the
ordinance be referred back to the law
committee with instructions to get the
city solictor's written opinion. Mr. Dan
nenberg said the city solicitor's verbal
opinion had been gotten and ho favored
the ordinance. Mr. Colton said he had
no objection to the ordinance going
a week. The amendment was adopted.
Mr. McKelvey presented a bill from
A. Z. Roberts, dated June 1889 for
$60.64, for publishing in Wilmingtonian
Democrat the ordinance to create a
plumbing inspector and provide rules
and regulations in relation to plumbing
and draining. Accompanying the bill
was a communication from ex-Council
men Ryan, Baugh, Vandcgrift, Shea,
Quinn and Colev, stating that the claim
is a just one and recommending its pay
ment. Mr. McKelvey said he under
stood the debt
Councilman Sharkey and
because
How a man could
'll. Vi.Tcd
s contracted by ex
not paid
grievance existed between
Messrs. Sharkey and Roberts. After
twitting the Democratic
surplus and legacies he declared the bill
should be paid if it is a just one. Mr.
Perkins said the bill had been before a
previous Council and ignored in com
mittee meeting. Mr. Murray said he
saw it before Council long ago. Mr.
Magee thought it was strange it had not
been marked by the city auditor and
said it looked to him like it
Tho bill and communication were
referred to the printing committee with
instructions to have the bill audited.
Mr. Katlcdgo moved that A. i>. Van
dever bo allowed to make a statement in
regard to a matter concern ing the health
of tho city. The opinion was expressed
that Mr. Vandcvcr should put. tiie com
munication in writing, or if it was in
regard to health he should bring it
before the Board of Health. Finally
objections were waived and .Mr. Vande
lieard. He said there exists
among tiie horses in this city a disease
called glanders, which is very infectious.
Tho Board of Health had nothing to do
with tho matter, and it seemed nobody
had. The disease, lie asserted, is very
dangerous to people as well as to horses.
Ho asked Council to pass an ordinance
to stamp it out, and declared that if
something were not done there would be
in a year or two hundreds of cases.
Following tiie reading and referring
of bills Council adjourned.
"THEY SAY
mibers about
s loaded.
îrs isn't in it."
While the election of engineers and
registry clerk was in progress Samuel
II. Chambors, a member of tlxe Bonrd of
Directors of the Street and Sewer De
partment,' was present and intently
watched tho proceedings. After ad
journment he was asked how lie, as a
member of the board, felt about C
cil's action, lie said lie did not know
how the board would regard tiie matter,
but he personally was delighted. The
board, if it thought there was enough
work, might employ a separate corps of
engineers. He would be willing to hire
more engineers if there was work to
keep them employed, but he did not
favor saddling unnecessary expense
tho city. When ho was departing lie
turned, and grinning, suggestively re
marked, "Some papers and s<
used to say Chambers isn't in it.
! people
THE
Chief Engineer Palmer, like all the
others elected, is a young Republican.
He' resides at No. 1908 Market street
and lias been employed
the New York division of the P
sylvauia railroad.
First Assistant Engineer Kecmlc re
sides at N6. 1603 Lincoln street and has
first assistant to Major
Samuel C'anby, chief engineer of tho
Board of Park Commissioners.
Second Assistant Engineer Price was
re-elected.
Registry Clerk Mahlon Betts resides
at No. 507 West Fifth street, and lias
been acting as
tiie post-office.
Under appointment of the Board of
Directors of the Street and Sew
partment the first assistant engineer re
ceived $1,500 per annum and the second
assistant engineer $1,000 and the ordi
nance under which the election last
held stipulates that the
first assistant engineer shall receive
$1,000 per annum and the second as
sistant engineer $900. Mr. Colton says
there will be no change in the manner
of paying the now officers.
reyor
Hing
be
correspondence clerk at
1 >■ -
evening w
CONCORD QUARTERLY MEETING.
Announcement of Conference Dates—
The Delegutos Attending From W11
»gton.
Concord
quarterly meeting convened
at Friends meeting house, West Chester
Tuesday week. Tbg delegates attending
from hero were: J. Newlin, Ezra Fell
and Allen Speakmon; to the women's
meeting—Rachel A. She ward, Ghcro
tien Y. Pyle and Fliilcna H. Foil.
Announcements were mado that tem
perance conferences of the meeting
would bo held during tho ensuing
quarter on tho third first-day of each
month, at 2.80 o'clock, p. m., at the fol
lowing places :
Second month, at Wilmington, Febru
ary 21st.
Third month, at Concord,March20th.
Fourth month, at Swarthmorc or
Providence, April 17th.
The spring meeting will be held at
Wilmington; summer meeting of Con
cord meeting at Concord; fall meeting
at Darby; winter meeting at West
Chester.
In the business meeting the speakers
were Joseph Powoll of Darby, Thomas
Shcward of Wilmington, Ezra
Wilmington, Thomas Garrigne
Darby, Mordecai Bartramof Willistown,
William Green of Media, and Lewis
Palmer of Concord.
The meeting discussed the advisability
of bolding youths' meeting previous to
the quarterly meetings and for this pur
pose a large committee was appointed to
look into the matter. Tho commit
meet to consider tiie matter on tho
second Third-day of the Third month,
at Providence Meeting House at Media.
Fell of
of
Death or Mr». John It. Lyn
Mrs. John R. Ly
R. Lynamof Newport, died Wednesday.
The deceased had been suffering since
New Year's day from an attack of tiie
grip. This, with Mrs. Lynam's extreme
age of 82 y
induced death,
well known and highly respected family
of Christiana hundred. A large family
of children, grand children and great
grand children survive her. The
Thomas P. and Robert F. Lynam of
Newport; O. W. Lynam of the Iowa
bar, living at Ottumwa, Iowa, and John
R. and Albert Lynam, farmers of New
port. The daughters, who
ried, are: Mrs. John Woodward, Chris
tiana; Mrs. Edward Cranston, Marshall
ton; Mrs. Howard E. Flinn, Newport;
Mrs. Edward McCallistcr, Christiana;
Mrs. Charles H. Brown, Newport; Mrs.
Thomas Jones, Red Mills, Newark.
Robert T. Lynam of Stanton, the father
of ex-City Solicitor William T. Lynam
is a brother of the deceased's husband
relict of John
I, was tho cause which
Mrs. Lynam came of a
all
Want» to Reach Wilmington.
The following appeared in the Phila
delphia Ledger Friday morning : "
Spaulding Telegraph Company, whose
line is to extend from Ogdensburg
southerly to New York, thence to Tren
ton, N. J., and through the stato of
Pennsylvania to Wilmington, Del., filed
a certificate of incorporation with tho
secretary of state, at Albany, yesterday."
Tho company obtained a franchise two
years ago at Dover for laying under
ground wires. Tho general impression
here among telegraph men is that it is a
plan to exploit tiie scheme and thus
make it of negotiable market value. It
is understood that the Spaulding instru
ment is an automatic printing machine.
Fractlcul Talk».
The regular meeting of the Friends'
Circle of the Fourth and West school
was held at that institution Wednesday.
There wero about 60 persons present.
Professor Isaac T. Johnson gave an in
teresting and instructive talk on Ack
worth school in Yorkshire, England,
—^ on John Bright. He gave !a
very graphic description of tho old
institutions, their work ancl manage
ment. The next meeting of the society
will be held on March 11th, next. Pro
fessor George L. Maris of Philadelphia
will give an illustrated locturo on Yel
low Stone Park.
The
Alfred Pratt Pardoned.
Alfred Pratt, a prisoner serving a five
year's sentence in New Castle jail for
improper conduct with a female child
tinder tiie age of consent, was pardoned
by Governor Reynolds Thursday. He
had but eight months longer to servo.
Pardon was granted on a physician's
certificate, stating that his wife is dying
and tiie outlook is that his thrccchildren
would he left totally unprovided for.
Woi
•n Injured.
By the falling of a scaffold at Acco
tink, 20 miles this side of Washington,
the Maryland division of the Phila
& Baltimore rail -
dolphin, Wilmingti
road Thursday, Harry Crawford, 1021
Tatnall street, and John Prettyman, 613
Lombard street, this city, were seriously
injured. The
city and taken to their homes that uight.
were brought to this
Cur» Derailed.
While shifting engine No. 26
cars from the north
transferring
bound to the southbound track opposite
old Swedes' Church,
railroad, at 6.20 last Thursday morning,
in the middle of the
the track, delaying traffic
half hour. No serious
the 1\, W. & B.
several of the
in jumped
about a
damage was done.
for
Chart;« of Perjury Ignored.
The charge of perjury preferred
against James Crumlish, an applicant
for liquor license a few weeks ago, was
ignored by the grand jury yesterday
week.
The marriage of Miss Annie Warner,
eldest daughter of E. Tatnall Warner,
to Dr. Frank Edsall of Pittsburg, will
take place February 23d, at
residence of tho bride's father, No. 903
Delaw
, at the
The steamboat Christiana of the New
Jersey and Wilmington Ferry Company
will begin running between this city and
Pennsgrove t
The
Washing! <
Monday, February 8th.
«io from
uncciuent has been
that the "covered screen mail
ill soon be introduced here. This
a certain description of large mail
delivery wagon now in use in New York
d other large cities.
Box No. 7, at Willis' Hotel wns rung at
11 Thursday night. Fire was discovered
in the rear office of Dr. J
No. 7U5è Mark
l the lire department were quickly
hand, in a few minutes the blaze was
tinguished. The building i
F. Dur®, whose loss will
s C. Pickels,
ffiicf Robinson
ned by II.
probably not
exceed *200. During the fire the lfj-years
old step-daughter of Dr. Pickles, Mi
Nellie May liâtes, was overcome by
smoker which issued forth through
sleeping apartments of the house. Seizing
her in his arms Chief Engineer Robinson
gallantly carried the girl to the drug store
of J. S. Beetem, where she remained until
the fire w
shelter ai
were extinguished.
t lie
. Mrs. Pickles also sought
the drug store until the flames
Discovery of a Rich Oro Vein
in Colorado.
WORTH $12,000 TO $15,000 A TON
Wild Excitement Prevails In
the Locality.
Cripple Crock, Colorado, Excited Over a
Discovery of Gold In the Plymouth
Bock Shaft —Or Marvel
and May Pan Out 013,000 to 910,000
ret Toe.
! : I - 111 • • -1
CmcAc.o, Feb. 5.—A Cripple ('reek, Col.,
special says : The wildest excitement pre
vails here*over u discovery in the Plymouth
Rockshaft on Gold Hill, at the head of
Squaw Gulch. At a depth of 13 feet a
chimney of ore has been discovered which
is a perfect mass of shining gold. The
of the chimney is not known, bat it
shows the full size of the shaft and
pies taken from
velous richness.
it show it to be of nmr
Conservative mining
estimate the value at from $12,000 to
$15,000 per ton.
Tiie matter is a bluish gray quartz, im
pregnated with veins of gold that make it
difficult to conjecture what the real value
of tiie
Another
the Washington mi
a depth of 56 feet. The pay strike i|n this
perty lias widened out to 20 inch«
last three feet of work lias been tli
of the richest quartz yet found
reach.
strike has been
Wibon
e in
ik, at
tbi
ns
camp.
THE PRISONER RELEASED 1
Not Sufficient. Evidence to Hold Dlin for
Stenting a Pocket-book.
Melvin Swan, colored, was before
Justice of the Peace Frank E. Smith,
Friday morning, charged by Joseph S.
Lcnderman of Brandywine hundred,
witli the larceny of a pockotbook con
taining $18 in money and papers valued
at $300, also a milk book which Lender
lost Thursday morning near ShE*"
pot bridge while on his way home frC., n
this city. 'Ù:
Mr. Lenddrman stated that whilo
turning homo from serving milk, in
doarborn wagon, ho took off his ovq
coat its he neared Shcllpot bridge m
threw tho coat in the back part of tf* r
vehicle. Tho pocket-book was in th.
overcoat, he said, when he doffed tlf,
the milk book and son ■
garment,
valuable papers. In throwing the .
coat into the wagon he thinks th al
pocket-book was allowed to fall upo? 1
the ground. »'
Ho continued on his journey an«?'
after lie had gotten about 500 yard»?
from the spot where he thinks the purse
was lost lie saw a colored boy approach*
the spot, and suddenly the negro turned;
upon his heels and fled across the fields.
Ho recognized tho person as Melvin
Swan. When he got home Mr. Lender
apprised of
his loss and at once thought of tho col
ored boy whose mysterious actions im- .«*_- :*•
being the person who
had carried off the purse ancl milk-book,
Mr. Lenderman at once came to town : <u£
and secured the services of Detective
Hatton, who arrested Sw
afternoon at his home, No. Ü38 Eliza
beth street. Tho latter spent all night
in a cell at the police station, and this
morning a hearing was given him by
Squire Smith.
There was Insufficient evidence to
hold Swan, ancl the result
discharged with tho understanding that
lie could be rearrested at any time
should sufficient evidence develop to
connect, him with the theft of tho
pocket-book.
Mr. Lenderman is distracted ovor Ilia
loss which ho says will amount to sev
eral hundred dollars. Besides tho milk
book and purse he lost several negotia
ble checks and a large numbor of re
ceipts, which in the event of his failure
to find them may necessitate tho pay
again of tho amounts con
tained in them. There were also in the
pocket-book about a dozen blank checks
of the National Bank of Wilmington
aif$ Brandywine.
Be
man for the first time
pressed him
t
s he was
a
*.
•i
».
ment
SUPPLIES AWARDED.
Meeting of
Delaware
îe Hoard of Trnstees of the
State Hospital for
A meeting of the Board of Trustees of
the Delaw
Insane
State Hospital for the
held at FarnhurstThursday.
The contract for supplying gas fixtures
for the new residence of tho superin
tendent was awarded to William Law
ton for $66.35. Contracts for supplying
furniture for the apartments of the "hos
pital wero awarded as follows: William
F. Burnstein of Philadelphia, 100 bod
steads, $5.25 each; Mcgary & Son, this
city, 260 chairs, 38£ cents each, and 4®
settees, $1.34 each.
Bids for supplies were opened and
awarded as follows : S. M. Reynolds &
Co., Middletown, dry goods; groceries,
C. L. Simmons; salt meat, Hart&Bro.,
Chinaware, I. Lewis Row; shoes, Condon
& McCarthy; beef, Wells Bros.; veal ami
mutton, J. D. Hopkins; bread. J. G.
Knause, New Castle. Orders wero
drawn on the current fund in favor of
the following persons: Wells & Bros.,
beef, $748.26; J. D. Thompson, veal and
mutton, $205; Hart & Bro., salt meat,
$56.97; John G. Knause, bread, $501.31;
Robert McFarlan, milk, $180.29; Booker
«fc Whitesell, $25.46: C. L. Simmons,
groceries, $607.41; S. M. Reynolds «b
Co., $1,102.87; N. B. Dnnforth, drugs,
$35.01; I. Lewis Row, $47.50; trustees
of the poor, gasoline, $155.72; Georga
W. Bush & Sons Co., coal, $940.73;
Speakman Supply Co., $52.44; John R.
Hudson & Co., $68.35; Remington
Machine Co., $0.19; Lobdcll CAr Wheel
Co., $68.32. Capelle Hardw
Oo.,
$18.21; Duncan «te Bro., $6.98; James
Bradford Co., $22.78; R. W. Loomis,
$42; James C. Johnson, $8; Telephono
Co., $27.50; E. S. R. Butler «te Son,
$12.40; Mercantile Printing Co., $15;
Journal Printing Co., $4.62; News Pub
lishing Co., $5.39; Every Evening Pub
lishing Co., $8.89; Republican Publish
ing Co., $5.86; pay-roll, $493.07; W.
La Motto, $86
B. F. Wagoner, $26.
•ere drawn <
These order
tlie im
provement fund : Delaw
? Steam Ap
pliance Co., $11.28; Remington Machine
Co., $343; J. V. Carlisle, $93.05; J. D.
Davis, $413.25; Hospital Supply Co.,
$1,000; Gawthrop «te Brother Co., 27; L.
F. Adair, $13,57; Harry McCaulley,
$1,200. The total amount of orders
drawn on the current fund, $5,656.02;
improvement fund, $3,111.12; total or
ders drawn, $8,767.14.
The bust of John Boyle O'Reilly,
presented to the Catholic University, at
Washington, by friends of the poet, was
unveiled Thursday afternoon. The pre
made by Vicar-general
Byrne of Boston, and tho speech of
acceptance by Bishop Kano.
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