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I CHEERSFOK MR. CLEVELAND
The Rhode Island Democrats
Greet Him Warmly.
j
HE TALKS FOR TARIFF REFORM
Lower Duties the Only Issue
Before the People.
-PreMlrient. Receives
During tlie ,Iourn«\v l'rmn New York t<»
Providence-A Speech
Meeting and a Reception
Oi ktlon
an After
Night.
Puovipevck, R. I., Anri! 2.—'
who could fail to he thrilled by ll
tude of the rcceptio
Cleveland, as he stepped upon the ninth
viilem* Opera House this nfter
, would he more than human. Ex
Congressrann McAdoo was speaking
Cleveland entered the theatre, hut as the
gathering «'aught sight of the ex*Prcsidcnt,
I Air MeAdoo's speech ended suddenly. The
> National Rami starte«! the first strains of
o further, for
Hie
ccorded
at the 1
(
"Hail to the (Thiol" and g<
tlie 3,000 persons who crowded
been
'crowded, rose to their foot and guvo vent
to their pent-up enthusiasm.
a grout reception
longed for muny
Opera House 5,0(0
l
the theatre
ll
mutes. Outside the
waiting with
hope of gaining admittance, Imt
desirous of securing a view of the fe
of the ex-I'rusident. They took up the
cheer that came from the interior
prolonged
of the
iy
, after which they settled
hours until the end
/ait for
•eting.
All through the state there
welcome for Mr. Cleveland, a
hamlet through which the colonial express
rushed had its little knot of townspeople
tlie platform. At New Loudon
•ns pushed and crowded each other
grasp Mr. Cleveland's
hand, he having been forced to leave his
luncheon by the cheers and calls ol' the
people. At Westerly there
crowd, and at the little villuge of Ringst«
Revend hundred people guthered ;
•r "the next Preside!
d every little
>per
••Hi. !•
tli
United States."
Here cx-Governor John W. Davis, Presi
dent Bunjumin Andrews of Brown Uni
versity, Frank A. Rhod
«1 Congress
led the
Jleveland. Who
the
reached Provident*
liions throng had guthered
and along the >
it would !»
he st;
ects thul it wus
that
■rly impossible
passage through the people. Accordingly
the train was stoppe« 1 further down t«
the southern end of the city and there tlie
party left it, and were driven through
ow«lod streets to the Narragausett Hotel.
Judge Wilbur of Brooklyn,tin; Il«»n John
J. Heffernan, the Hon. Samuel R. Honey,
. Russell of Massachusetts and cx-('«»h
gressman McAdoo ;
at the Operu House
arrival. During thu latter's
number of persons outside the building
fainted, so gr«-i
President.
terrupted hy applause,
si ration at the eonclusio
poke to the gutli
before Mr. Cleveland's
11 ;
was t lu
sh
. His speech
frequently
d (lie . lei in.
of hi»
rivaled that of tho opening in
Mr. Cloveluud spoke
"I have found it imiKissiblc to decline
the invitation y
day tho Democrucy of Rhode Island. I
have c
who hr
tlie wiv
mo to meet, here to
! tO look i
the faces of the
been given tlie place of honor
j of the
st. army whieh moves
battle field of next
point the
toward the dccisi
imber. I have not
way to consolution in case of y<.
but J have come to share the 'cntliushu
which presages victory. 1 have m.
to condole with you liimn tho «liflieulties
which confront you, but to suggest thi
they will onlv add t«» the glory of y<
triumph. 1 have omin to remind you that
the cntrencl
Ni
til against tile valor
of right; that
Ip:
i ron age
d detor
•rrup
l destroy the
her
d that splendid uch
>se who bravely, honestly and stub
bornly light in the people's cause
k people's c
JO of
tin
"Let
spiration of those words, 'The j
cause.' They signify the def«t
rights of every
pie Amène
promises of o

iss the hi
ppie's
f the
.•very
land, who, hy virtue of siui
huod, lays claim to the
free govern meut,
can the promotion of the
jss of the humblest American citi
«» confidingly invokes the proteo
«I equal laws.
1 they
.1
happ
li
J*»
"The c.
.«»f o
De
ocrât ic faith,
effort
y ul I conceive
against the creed of true
s I
ilerstand it, ex
this cuuse, and its be
to he a c
Democracy.
"The struggle iu which y
arrests the attention of y
•ery state: and they pause iu tiiei
tor the general eugageiucnt,
n which all will be in the
are engaged
rtv brethern
hand, i
field, und look
hope and
•aid Rhode Islam! with
st. They rout
banners, and they lie
mid know that y
! the legends on
; rallying
yo
'Via
people's cause.
"If you should he defeated there will be
> disci •urageuieri
.
!5
y, but v«
will
their plaudits
ith glory by winning
rscivcs
V
■T RKKOKM.
"Largo ami bright upo
3 blazoned tlie
banners
ortls 'Tariff Reform' —
'
the shibboleth of
test of loyalty to the people s
, "Those who oppose tariff refo
t themselves if they suppose
upon appeals to selfish c«
the promise of advantage, right or
that «
e Do
sy and tho
delude
s wholly
sidert
wrung,
only iiopu of winning depends
msity between diffère
upon arousing
interests among «
not propose that thi
champion shall he blind to the advautug
peopl
e. While w
•hose weift
.
plan of tan li
accruing
i wliii
reform
we arc determined that
these advantages shall not ho i
tlie blandishments of greed
we still claim nothing that bus m
'•'• " * en ti meut
dgoodc
I
1er
1 «•
iileru
-ix*,.,Ä y
1 selfish» «.-S3 cannot
1 right
.ations sordidness
lestroy it. The fight tor justice
s a clean and comforting one,
the American people love justice and right
ours must be a winning tight.
"The government ol' the
government of the people; it emanates
from them; its powers are granted by
them and are to bo exercised directly «
them and for their benelljt. This i
language of u political plaif
declaration of the highest co
land, whose mandates all must obey
whose definitions all partisans must
Copt.
d becatts
is
i not tlie
. it is a
I ;. « •
;
-AT ION
"In the light of this exposition of thu
duty the government owes t«* the puoplu,
tlie Democratic parly claims that when,
through federal taxation, burdens arc laid
upon the daily life of the people not
eury for the government's ccoimmi
ministration,
i i
hutever he
enrich a few at the expu
of the muny, the governmental com t me
violated.
"A distinguished justice of the Sttprc
Court, with m> Democratic affiliations, but
loved and respected when living by every
American, and since h is death universally
lamented, lias characterized such a pro
ceeding as 'none tlie less a robbery beet
1er the forms of f
il
1 is
called tuxation.'
"Let us then appreciate the fact that w
pot, only stand uj>
vhen wo appeal t«» honesty
championship ot ih
people us they
to tariff taxation, but tin
invested with the highest
«I morality
interests o'f
are related
mission is
iv
the masses of
he
distortion 'und decay the justice, equality
and moral integrity which are the constii
elcmeuts of our scheme of popular
government.
3 attempt to pres
KV OCR ATS
"Certainly our sincerity cannot ho ques
tioned. In tbp beginning of Uie struggle
we were not ouly bkterly opposed, by a
Kreat party of avowed enemies, but
embarruAsed by those in
who hud become Infected with the tin
wholesome atmosphor.'
created. Wo hesitated not
«unter both. We unified o
rani i
ies baa
•nt boldly
to
party,
by any surrender to the half hearted
ur members, but by an honest ap
Dcmocratic sentiment
Wo have
among
peal to
science.
standard. It surely was not policy n«
expediency that induced us defiantly
the banner of tari IT reform
forth
well organized and
desperately determined army in the disas
trous field of 1888. A time serving
ncdiency hunting party would hardly
have boon found the day after such a
crushing defeat, undismayed, defiant and
determined, still shouting the old war cry,
incounter again, in the
• exultant enemy. We
long to wait. At the Waterloo of
1890, tariff reform had its vindication, anil
principle and stead fust devotion to Amer
I
I ad m
1 gooil faith gloriously
:er plausible shiftiness and
ïinpted popular deception.
"Thu Democratic party still champions
■h defeat could not induce it
trii
phod
the «•
so whiel
of
tomplcto accomplishment c
•gleet.
tempt it t
N CIIAROES.
re began tho contest for tariff
lid by our Republican opj
>kcd in
1 the
"When i
reform it w
piments, it
acts, that wo
trade. .Sectional prejudice was i
st outrageom
the face of o
rere determined o
he
minor,
•tli were asked toe
poople of tlie
<li

sure of tariff n
iinbers of Congress!
•uth huil supported it.
dorm proposait bv
I he
"I
ill
i«-f
to all the means by
Jilod in that
.. they gained
of the government in
whiel I
contest . Su il
to s:
•h,
«I the tariff wn
id
by its alleged friends.
<1 life harder since this refo. .
d if there is a workingman uny
•hero who has had his wages increased bv
of its operation lie has not yet ina«L_
hirnself known. Plenty of mills and
tries have been closed, thousands of
The cons
f«i
t hi
h
ploy
rages; hut the bene
daily here of reduce«
promised fro
j to the poople
• I i
d
sally need
apparent. The provision it
reciprocity of trade in
>«*. depending on the action of
the I'resident, is an uilmisRion, so far as it
against the theory upon which this
n is pred ica ted, and ft lamely limps
lief are
ntuins per
ting
thu direct in
11 *1
is the homage vice
.- ...v.,„w...ymay he called tho
prohibitory protection pays to
gei
"The de
i .
your platfor
aterials ought
r v.
urnily sec
the
led hy I lie
niu facturer
a reduced
raw materials
ducts, resulting i
via
sell «•«
d i
of hi:
«1 return for his i
exlens
•kets.
id
t A«t i-apit
hardi
trust the party
' thu tariff
which first resisted any i
then juggled with it a
fnsi-d him the relief ho
workingman who has Ik
pro
and at last flatly re
is. The
«1 hy the
itill
»0 of liiifhor
ages
now constantly fc
actories und the 1
luuKer
■rformunce has
rn less it
to a refor
•ii of tho tariff' hy its friends, now
hut he feels the increased burden of taxa
look in another
the dosing of
of work, ought certainly t«> be
ljolcHi by
clearly given the li
The consumer who has
e. ought
«li recti«
lor relief.
"It doubtless
>uid please t
•o could b
mich and guurd over the
allure«! fr«
Jfo
to certain other objects, tli
foiling the people's trust and confidence.
The national Democracy will hardly
its buck upon
cause to wunder after false
I'ildcrucss of
lor
ratify thi
the pcopl
ish
I
.1
in the
doll It
"Our oppo
st, in tho coming
ettle accounts with us
i< »mil ci
'to
. It will not
do for them to say to us that this i
«1 determined et
muudinents
hut they and tho doctrine of
will he taught uinl preached until
kind und tint Republican purty
the iujunction, 'Thou shall not
old
ion. Thule
e thousands of ve
old,
n
shall heed
steal.'
"As I leave y.
let
•oss^und let *
that
io deserve
y
press the hope that tho close of y
vass will bring you
of activity relaxed
Hirt unities lost,
o the merits of
cm. A h.»
I (eiuonstrute to y «
a trust
i every personal feeling of
l let every personal considéra
deter mhmtio
y
things banish
disco
be
». pur
vailing your ranks everywhere,
•ith
activity, vigilt
minutie
staunch De
fail.''
:e, lu
•niouy and deter
of Rhode Island's
#111 nut
the p
craey, 1 believe you
Mr. Cleveland spoke half an h
greeted with a n
jforence tt» tariff ro
thè signal for a burst of cheers.
.I another when, referring to
subject, he said: "We have ne
stamiard," ami a vr
•r will." 1
interrupted again ami
again with applause and cheering. The
•idontly thoroughly in sy
laker throughout'l
. i-i- !i
paragraph w
l of
His first
to
I' i :■•!'<■
lowered •
• !
1, "And
he
pathy
ith the spi
li of tho tariff.
Campbell of Ohio followed
l entertaining tariff
his
discus
Ex
effect i
form argmne
The r
hich 1'
the evening
not altogether Den
political complexion. Plenty of Rcpubli
s who didn't care to hear ltced or Mc
Kinley did honor to Cleveluml i
the
idcuce gave to
- as . big,
jptio
Mr.
.'lev«
hearty ami
!.
M r.
CI
iluml and shook his hand w
Derno
s«» many Republicans
.»li was signifie
tho mayor's
H»m of the city hall. Standing beside Mr.
I well, candid;
n, candidate for
Lap
Davis, members of tho
committee and various
that tlie dernu
as held i
Mr. W
; M
or g
lie
' '
!ca!!!ng r D,M
The police urrungenu*
Mr. (.'lev
because the uftc
Opera llouso did
o'clock, and he had
d «'hange his clothes
ere admirable.
ot iu evening dress
meeting at tho
time to get di
the city
e rccep
the
! a siuilo of
hull
tiou t«» begin. But. ho p
lapel of iiis frock co
good nature through ail the evening.
Just how
impossible to
times went hy hi
7.30. tho ti
j fixed tor tl
red
■«1 before hi
it is
oved along
tlic-y li
ll 10 p.
in files of
.1 :
ro und
T\w s|*ontnn«!<»us cnthusii
coubfnot 1 ^'
had done grot
tlie Rhode Island Demo
nl Mr. Cleveland. They
hell
u to the cuuse.
DEATH
F WASHINGTON BOOTH.
A Man Wlio
•I Politic;»
Positif
Balti
k, April4.—Washingl
Booth
!. Mr.
... ..rs ago.
.-.of English
rliest botanists and
died thi
«ruing
Booth
)>«.
in Bultim«
His father, Willium B
m of the Uni
teds
Mr. Booth was 2o
Li
, I'e
an old line Whig i
ur
a Republic!
do
l after tli
<»f tl
c
of the rnmti club.
hr
pr
lc collect
«lent G
•f thoportof Bultimo
byP
resigned on m
August, 1870, he
of ill health,
of the Maryland !n
pauy, vice-president
of the Ure Knob Copper Comp
of North Carolina, director of tho Con
Hill Gold
Mr.
15c
c
:
dir
ad
«I Copper i _ _
1<»rk, and vice-president and director <»f
tin? ( 'hesupeuke and York River Steam bout
Company.
of N
lie
prominently identified with tho
Maryland Jockey Club and was one of its
oldest members. He was also resideut con
sul for Chili at Baltimore.
TROUBLE OVER A MACHINE.
A Case in Wlilch~Mnch
by Charitable Cltfieei
i
I ««rest is Taken
the
1 . 1 » w
the
dating to tho seizure
m a defenceless
mtioned in
nving machine fro
I »V
t ' number of churituble
interested
Thk Gazette
citizens, who are always ready
to aid the unfortunuLc, h
themselves in tlie matter and Imvcsigniliud
their intentions of helping the woman.
The facts concerning the seizure of the
•wing machine are these: About three
ago tho machine was purchased
the Singer Sewing Machine Company
of this city for $55. The purchaser was
Mrs. H. D. Knight of No. . r > Lord street.
According to her story she was to nay $3
»nth until the machine was all paid
lor. This tho woman declares she did
until about six months ago,
taken ill with tin; fever and has been
able to work until recently. A short time
ago, site says, the agent forced his way
into her house and took the machine awav
alter she had paid $33 upon it.
When one of the agent* of the Singer
Sewing Machine Compauy was seen with
reference to tho u
fr«
pe
Saturday last ho
ste of that charity to aid
Hu stated the woman hud
hrec years in paying for the machine
<1 that she has declared that it should
t he taken from the house. He told
of his men to go
said,
id it
tho w
bee
id get tlie
thine, he
know
s he w
d to let the w
that it. could be reclaimed.
Aside from the merits of the
are evidently clouded by these contradic
tory statements, there i
in the legal aspect of the affair,
ceil decided more than once by the
that parties selling
mt plan have
payment occur
sidernhlc i
courts of this county,
goods on tlie ins tutu
right, when default i
o the purchaser's W
fe the article. They must
for any other common
utter what sort of a contract tho
sign.
, to
I forcibly
fl
for
their money,
debt,
purchaser may have been induced
A forcible taking
a criminal violât n
ttwu^ of the property i
SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE.
Local Hi
Information of Importuned.
The following letters, printed in the
Morning New of this date, explain them
selves :
Hoi
Men May Obtain
Sir: I shall he obliged to you if «
publish the enclosed letter from the Hon.
William E. Curtis, secretary of tho bureau
of American republics. I have
list, of names of Wilmington
torero and merchants through the courtesy
of Daniel W. Taylor which I have Irans
itted to Mr. Curtis.
fill
manufuc
But there may he other citizens of Dela
intemst i
ile with
1 the other
order to reach
in tlie* .St l^ ,tcr l,e K * veu t,lu widest publicity
,, * shall be pleased t«> forward to Mr,
rtis any communicati
this subject. Y
umblies south of us,
11 such it is desirable
«1 i
addressed to
very truly,
Anthony H too ins.
Bi
k A ME
•an Republic
De pa
r ok .State, Washington, U. N.
A., March 23d, 1892— To t/ir lion. Anthony
VniM Stair. Wu,ihi„f,to,l,
, IK • *} y°«' W *U he good enough to
furnish, on the enclosed slips, the names
ol any manufacturers in yo
desire to introduce their goods into Mexico,
al and •South America and the West
Imn«;s, the Bureau of the Aiueri«!
publics will take pleasure in placing them
in direct communication with importing
merchants in those markets who deal in
their line «»f merchandise. There is a «lo
ti lor ail forms of provisions and other
preserved goods, wearing apparel,
meats, articles of household use, imple
ments and machinery, vehicles, hardware,
cutlery, building materials, drugs and
.-«hemes, stationery, toys, novelties,
, and luxuries of all kinds.
he y«»ur obedient
E. Curtis.
State who
l.v
1 have tlie hone
vaut.
A NEGRO WITH A "PULL."
It Whs Strong Knougli
of u Drill»inal Affair.
n Out
*a., April 3.—Complaints have
reached police libadquartcro from w<>
whose purses have been
their pockets. One of the
snatched from
j victims gave a
of the thief anil the
was no end of excitement when George
Williams, a member «jf the Unite«! Repub
lican Club and a leading colored politician
of this city, was arrested last night for
robbing pretty Lillie Minner. Tlie descrip
tion tallied exactly.
Lilli
good «lese
. alking up Edgemont avenue
with two girl friends. Their arms were
full of bundles. Williams brushed be
tween them,
Lillie's
Hiding the packages out of
"Oh, my pocketbooki" she
jried.
Williams heard tho outcry and-rushed
into Wilde & Chadwick's store. Lillie fol
lowed him. but ho turned and lied. A
warrant was tuken «
rest, but this morning Lillie
powerful political friends of Williams'
induced not to appear against the
She was handed the amount of
icy stolen, $11.17, and Williams pay
ing the costs wns release«!.
This thwarting of justice
public and to-night Williams w.
«ted. The police have looked up Wil
inns' record, and say ho is well-known in
Philadelphia und Wilmington, and that
complaints of pocket-picking always fol
low his uppearanco in Chester. He is a
wel 1-d resse« i, intelligent
tor Williutns'
prisoner.
ousod the
, with
uns of support.
A VERY PRETTY GIFT.
Kx-Chairin
» S. N. Trump He
tl»«» Manual Training School Teachers.
The teachers nt tlie Manuel Trainin
School, Messrs. Taylor, Robinson and
Whitehead with Principal Beilin have
just paid a
ex-chairman
§
plimeut to tho
the school committee,
cl N. Trump of the Wil
Light Company.
mingtc
'ity Electrii
The latter gentleman i
very I
hund-mude wre
fender for his parlor fire-place,
iful scroll design
Right-i
be
with Mr. Trump's
of tlie front. The
-Judgment of the recipient's
l solicitude for tho school during
I of chairmanship of the commit
Mr. Trump resigned his position ro
mly us he lins gone nut to livent hi
Si den co at Boothwyn on tlie B. «tu. line.
Th«J gift was an entire surprise t«» him. It
is understood that the pretty gift was tho
joint work of the donors. Mr. Taylor did
the hlncksmithing, Mr. Robinson
machine work, Mr. Whitehead, the draw
ings, it«*., ami Principal Berlin g
work Iiis
d then
initials i
gift is in
thu
thu
e to the
IV oxproMlon» of »nprovul
last made the presentation
DEATH OF THOMAS It. EATON,
css Man of
bridge, Muss,
eived inf«
'uinbridgu, Muss., of the
At
1.1 Resilient
I » UK
'ity, in (J
'. Maris
« i
>rgo
Momiav fre
til;
Friday alien
on last. Mr. Eat.
I only left hero
At that time
Inst March for
'am I »ridge.

•uhlreach
r
d it
pIu?c. US H?f
age
rif
1 ail his
relativ
Massachusetts.
fr«
I !.
<h
used was engaged i
re tor a long lime,
•lur f
the ice
h
thuli«
No. 401 Pop
idsalso tho I
a Fourth ;
eet wl
ho
ideil,
arge frame
«1 Fifth streets where
In
h •
ice in Wil
li was very well known iu busi
es circles here. He came here about 1854
hen the Now England syndicate eom
3 Hinckley, Barrett, Stear
•rived to take charge of the
d «ithers
P., W. «& B. railroad.
Matron White, of tho police department,
:e«l into new quarters provided for
the Eckel Building, alongside the
her i
Contractor Patrick Fahey has c<
mcnccd work on the new four story i.ieber
Building, south-east corner Fifth and
Market
At the indoor foot-ball
M.C. A., .Saturday night the team cap
tained hy William E. Hoffman vanquished
Git- team led by Frunk Pdrcu bv a
of 2b to 22. There will be anot
next baturduy night,
:h of the Y.
match
DISASTROUS FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS.
A Whole Square Burned, with
Loss of Over $2,000,000.
in
■eighty Tho
»und Hal«
of Cotton I>e
i Burled In the
royed—Three Vlrei
$3
Kulan and Many nave N
Peupla Rendered
New Orleans, April 3.—0neof the most
destructive cotton lires on record broke out
10.30 this morning among Rome cotton
the sidewalk in front of the tiro-proof
press on North Front street, between Race
und Orange. Tho wind
tho cottc
paper. The flames
almost incredibly short spuce of time had
communicated to the press itself and were
working their way along the woodwork of
tho roof. The firemen worked like demons
to check the progress of the flames, but
their efforts were unavailing.
Tho fire-proof press had
bales of cotton stored in it. This
tirely consumed. It would have been
madness for firemen to enter the p
save tho staple. On evcrj r side tho flames
were raging, forming a formidable
impregnable fire-wall. The streets
lined with spectat
every porte
cries of the "
icapes
H.u.,, I
high and
(Iry that it burned like tissue
high and in
about 10,000
ho
drawn to tho scene
of the city. Hoarse
they rushed to and
fro giving orders, the frightened cries of
the women und by-standers, and the shrill
whistling of tho engines formed a picturo
he forgotten.
fr«
he

In half an hour after the flames had
started, the tire-proof press was totally con
sumed and the flames had communicated
to the upper press. The destruction here
great as at the ot her press. In a
marvelously short space of time.the flames
had attacked the building from nil sides
gutting their way through the woodwork
with wonderful rapidity. In this \
stored 50,000 hales of cotton, some of
which was taken out anil taken to a place
of safety. The major portion of tlie staple,
however, was in flames in a short time and
it was impossible to save it.
The ti
to
I way along the rafters of
the press ami down through the woodwork
into the cotton which was stored beneath
the sheds. It was only that cotton stored
in the yard that w
but a very short time with the high
that was blowing to destroy this press.
The walls soon looked like charred pillars
tottering to anil fro, endangering the lives
of firemen. Several of them hud narrow
escapes, ami
horror would r
they believed si
all totter
its
'«h 1. It
quired
and then a thrill of
through the
in danger
ci,
1 full.
The district burned-ov
, Front, Thalia
and tho presses destroyed
is hounded by
«I Robin streets,
is follows:
JRNKD.
Fire-proof—l'eurosc Brothers, managers.
South Front street, south-west corner of
eet. Shippers'—Boyd «t Herrick,
proprietors, South Peters Btreet, betwc
Henderson and Robjn; independence
Cotton Yard, South Peters street; Orleans
Cotton Press, Adam Lorch manager, South
Peters street, between Tbaliu and Terpsi
chore.
P
eighty thousand
1
The total amount of cotton burned,
be aseertaintîd, is estimated
at 80,000 bales, held by factors and c
.'hauts anti covered hy their
open policies. Much of this cotton will be
» tho pickeries and saved, so that tho
total loss will probubly not exceed $:U) nor
hale, making the total loss on cotton of
between two and two and a quarter mil
lions of dollars. Loss on presses and sheds
estimated at 3150,000.
It is thought the fire started from a
cigarette which some person threw among
the cotton. For blocks around the burn
ing presses the residents moved out their
furniture for fear that tho lire would
spread to their homes. While the firemen
working on tho fire-proof press, at
•f Terpsichore and J*eters
Jots, the walls suddenly shook, and in
instnnt came tumbling down and
buried three
ing hands
N.
to
in

the c«
under tlie mass. Will
working on the walls,
«I shortly the unfortunate firemen w<
taken from the ruins. They were taken
they were cared tor until
tlie umbiilauce arrived, when they w
moved to the hospital.
saloon, whe
When the cotton press liro was rnging
alarm was sent in for u fire in the residence
Kirtion of the city it being hounded bv
aurel, Annunciation, Second and Third
streets. At the time the lire depart
ment, police and a largo majority ot
jsidents of the burning districts were at
tire. Chief O'Connor
thu scene, but before
to active
a
the
the cotton j
several engines
they could get dow
dozen houses were in flames.
The people who lived in the sq
b«>u;uled by Laurel, Magazine, Second
Third streets hi
packed up vul
refused to he subsided they took fright and
a wild scene ensued. H«
mantled of their conte
uwuy. House after house we
•k a
and
feel aiurmed and
as-the elements
«an to f
ltd es, hut
ire dis
and carried
. «, . . .«and
the efforts ot the already overworked fire
seemed i
whelming odds.
The fire swept across Laurel street with
- -J 0 alarming, »...
«1«!«! hy First, Third,
streets—four blocks
a
d
in in the face of the over
rapidity that
soon tlie section I
Laurel and Magazi
—were ablaze and the wooden buildimn
e devoured as if they w
chaff. Maguziuo street stayed tlie march
of tho destructive element westward ami
acted
buildi
S
the south. Every
in thu four squu/es mentioned
•ere destroyed. Most of the
re vq small, but so
e. Hundreds of people have
been left homeless by the tire and i
cases nothing w
buildings. The
•f desoluti
are estimated
buildings we
11%
I.
; ry
many
s saved from tho burning
»eene presented w
T
losses by this tiro
It is believed the
C
, 000 .
ostly insured.
§
It URG LA RS A T I VO tt K.
Maryland Avenue
An Attempt t
Bee
Two
ited i
the act of
forcing an entrance to the store of George
Chadwick, Maryland avenue ami Logan
street, by Officer Harry Taylor at 1.20
o'clock u. m. Saturday. The men saw the
officer approach ing from a distance and
lied.
Officer Taylor followed in hot pursuit,
as did policemen Carpenter uml Nealy
who joined in the chase. Several shots
were fired at tho fleeing burgh
hvuil. it is thought tho
burglars that robbed the store of William
Crothers on Wednesday night.
.
the s
S Iront Ca
Ten open ears for !
„ ir street railway
ill soon he placed on the cit'v
tracks. They will be ?
the Philadelphia ope
l'eet long and will accommodate
gers seated.
similar in design to
cars. They are 2U
ill be for
on all the
Unes. J. G. Brill «fe Co., of Philadelphia,
building eight of tln-in and two are
ted by the Wilmington City
Company. The new
constructed that they can he
cars if necessary,
«aident Harry H. Archer and Elec
Howard A. Mock hav«- been to
after thu electric gearing
■ill I

ngcr Railway
Pittsburg to s
Sunday's \V
Weather.
.Sqnday «
day tin
like a summer's
one of spring, '['he thermometer
the churches,
irywhere indoors,
cod the effect of the sud
chauge of atmosphere. The
of doors.
pal promenades of the city we
with pedestrians, many ol 'them i
costumes. All the churches
attended, especially at the evening scrv
The present warm spell is hailed with
delight by the storekeepers of the city. It
practically opens the spring retiiii trade.
d el«».
1

;X 1
.'hole
Tho princi
rde«l
•I
Monday morning RegistrarC
letters testamentar
late Joint Peoples
John Peoples. ,r
lloimi «
ch granted
«I Charles B. Lore uml
l he following public bo
nde: To the Presbyterian
s and the Prcsbv
i Missions çi.iÀK)
I Mb
terian Board of Fo
each.
' llo
l)l«i It ev
take llood's Santa,
illume? Trjrubot.
parill.i, tli
tills HU
t Hprlug mi
it wma
Union Sunday-school will givo
cureion to Cape May J une MÉ.
JUDGMENT Bi r DEFAULT
And tho
.'united Two Young
Ciroeerjrinen in This City.
The grocery store of Pierson ifc Watson,
at the sout h-east corner of Third and Jef
ferson
lion i
o\v closed
judgment by default ob
tained against James H. Pierson,
the members of the firm.
The case is a very peculiar
May Mr. Pierson was arrested </n neap
issued at the iustunceof Krank J. Mere
dith,
-.1
a charge of slander, lie claimed
•n hud written and spoken of
him to varions persons in a v
tory manner, thereby injuri
•putation and credit,
bail in the sum of 35,OCX) for appearance
court, William Hitchens becoming his
surety.
Through a misunderstanding of the case
and the proceedings that followed, neither
Pierson nor his surety, Mr. Hitchens, gave
tho matter proper attention. In the first
place they
merely
Pierson,
that Piers«
viier« »ga
ng his busi
Pierson gave
nrded Meredith's move
piece of spite work against
'ho had formerly been in his
employ as clerk, as Pierson is confident he
never said a word or wrote a lino t hut could
he construed as a reflection upon his for
employer. They also looked upon tlie
move as a criminal prosecution, and
pected to ho notified when the case
called for trial. Under tins mistaken i
pression they failed to secure counsel, hut
asked the city solicitor to let them km
when they were wanted. That officer, not
being informed of tho nature of the pro
ceedings, and supposing that s.«
was threatening them with an i
the municipal court, told them they would
surely hi! notified
they waited, and
mons
act]
thecViivT'
time. Then
ys passed
s served upon them they
concluded that Meredith had abandoned
tho idea of bringing the
But, he had done nothing of the kind.
Suit was brought by his counsel, William
les, at the September term of tho
it. the November term,
appearing, judgment
.'anted the plaintiff.
On February 24th a jury of inquisition
was held in the law library, to determine
mint of damages «lue, andthejurv
made a return of 91,400. Meredith assigned
his judgment to Charles E. Maloney.
® Pierson remained in fancied security
jo of these proceed
ings until the sheriff made his levy and
closed the store, hut
niude to have the judgment r
the ease tried. What mens
j into court.
S. Hllles,
superior court, and
the defendant not
hy default
I
«1 in utter igno
efforts
hat measures
ill bo
taken they have not yet determined upon,
und meanwhile the
to the utter «lest
remains closed,
•Mon of butter, poultrv,
meat und other perishable portions of the
contents. Mr. Watson, the other partner
in the store, is a joint sufferer in tni
of stock and also loss of business while
3 is closed, although he is
party to the proceedings,
the goods cannot be taken to satisfy tho
judgment obtained hy Meredith.
Suit has also been brought against Wil
liam Hitchens, who was surety for Pier
son, with tlie view of making tho bond
good for the judgment. Hitchens has se
cured A. E. Sun bo
Gu
(l his share of
sei and will
ho proceedings. Mr. Pierson will
sei und make
effort for
»peningof the judgment. Should
o get hack into open court it will re
u decidedly interesting and rather
sensational trial.
_ The uffuir has aroused the «ieep indigna
tion of the residents of the neighborhood
where the store is located. They are hi
ed at the closing of the store, which is
invenience, and at the trouble
the members of tho firm of Pier
highly esteemed
' Jr prising young
affair is awaited
tho
i he
I
visited
tt Watson, who
honest, popular and
. The outcome of the
with eager interest.
St. John's Church.
The Rev. Dr. I^ingford, general secretary
of the board of missions, preached two in
teresting und instructive sermons Sunday
's Church. In the moraine ho
spoke of the privilege of church work,
giving valuable information, and in tho
afternoon he addressed the woman's
iliary to the board of missions upon the
value and necessity of work which woman
can do. As one illustration, he cited tho
fine labors in Alaska. A physician from
Delaware has gone far north, ami is doing
eilicient service, und the auxiliary
urged to help him. At a meeting iii New
York of these earnest womun, the need of
a church 1,500 miles beyond An vile was
mentioned, und the
entire umount
at St. Jo
Ml subscribed the
the spot. The hy:
were well sung und inspiring, and the
mons greatly enjoyed. The bishop
present and pronounced tho benediction.
Oild F
District Deputy Grand Master James F.
and staff installed the following ofii
of Mechanics Lodge, I. O. O. F., Satur
day evening: Noble Grand. Newlin W.
I'yle; Vice Grand, George Cox; Recording
Secretary, William File; Warden, O. C.
Lungrelf; Conductor. T. J. Stein; Right
Support to Noble Grand, Alexander Dill;
lieft Support to Noble G
gufski; flight Support, to Vi
Frank Tripp; Left Support' '
John Dnikcy; Outside Guard, K. Wi
Stewart; Inside Guard, H. T. Alexander;
Chapluin, J. D. Carter; Right Scene Sup
tr. C. P. Davis; I*ft Scene Supporter,
i. B. Hobbs.
own Installa
P
d, John Via
Vico G
d,
A Savage Dog's Kite.
Sadio E. Abbott, the G-years-old daugh
ter of W'illiain Abbott, employed by the
Joseph Bancroft «t S "
badly bitten hy a la
owned by Charles
u ven ue
Newfi
r
Bonham, at Dela
st reets, a short
time ago, is recovering. The child w
teasing the dog with a small stick, when
imal sprang at her and bit a good
piece out of her right cheek. Dr.
ruinier is attending tlie child.
1 V
the
sized
John
Mr. Kayurd as Dcl«-gatc.
A strong movement is developing
among the Dniooerats of this city towards
uniting iu a request to the Hon. Thomns F.
Bayard to accept the positioi
delegates from New Castle county to the
mil Democratic convention
of the
Chicago.
Charles 1. Ktcnglo, a son of tlie Rev.
Adam Stengle, will he marrie« 1 April 13th
Miss Willie Ü. Roberts of 1"
Virginia.
The maple trees taken from tlie plot sur
rounding tlie soldiers' monument at Dela
ware and Pennsylvania avenues are being
planted in Cool Spring Park.
Bishop Coleman confirmed
sons in Church of tlie Ascension, (.'lay
mont, Sunday morning and 13 persons
iu Trinity Church in the evening.
Grove,
The Rev. T. E. Terry preached his in
igurul sermo
pastor of St. Paul's M.
E. Church Sunday night, delighting
congregation. His text was 1 \. Kim
large
17.
'William Woodraansey has be
tized grand master of the G
Delaw
depu
d Lodge of
». 8. of H., vice Charles T. Martin,
resigned. Mr. Murtin has re
Island.
,-ed to Long
The charter for the Delaware Textile
grunted hy Judge
jorporators are Aubrey («.
jr «»f this city
Charles L. Merrill of PhiludclpUiu.
The Rev. J. 1*. Otis preached his inaugu
ral sermon as pastor of Brandywine ('hurch
»riling . Iiis text was St. John
A largo
Company has
Grubb. The i
Thatcher, A. D. Wi
I 21.
«1 appréciai i
eongrognti«
)tis
I
his fi
il V
ill he give
icntion to
night in the.Sunday-school Chapel.
Kings wood Sunday-school elected the
following officers Sunday : Superinten
dent. George W. Todd; Secretary, A. Z.
•..Treasurer, Miss Ueba Smith; Libra
rian, F. O. Bennett; Assistant Librarians,
George W. Dixon ami George Forrest;
Musical Director, Lewis Harman.
Tho no
>«! Tribe, Imp'd
day evening bv
d staff.
O. K. M.. wi
'
:
Tv
pule faces were adopte«!. The great
iu nnuoiinced that a tribe will he
he
instit
«legre
;
»on. and invited tlie
of Lcuape Tribe
be present
hat
The critical job of raising tlie roof of
the Water Department building. Sixth and
King streets, is in tho bunds of Contractor
William .1. Brown. A third story has to
he added to tho building and Mr. Brown
proposes to do this without interfering
with tho continuance oi^uUiic business iu
Mm located theft.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL NICHOLSON.
The
CninmiMMon Handed to Him Tli
Lawyer Secures the l'rlze-iiii<
Morn
Special (T
e-prndonce of Gazette
. April 2.—Governor Reynolds 1ms
d John II. Nicholson attorney
general to succeed John Riggs. He re
ceived iiis commission ab«
tig. No deputy will he ap
pointed until after tho April term of court
•Sussex and Kent comities. Deputy At
Davis will assist
_jy-gcneral until
then. The salary of the office is 12,000
per annum.
John It. Nicholson
May 19th, 1819.
educatio
id.
1
®PP°
10 o'clock,
.hi
torney-general Thomas
iWly-anpointvyJattc
the
Dover.
1 entered Yale College in 1 Stiff
•hich lie was graduated. He then
«1 in 1873
He received
fr«
entered Col
ilmitted
where ho rcmuiiicd until 1875, when lu
carne hack to Dover and entered upon the
practice of his profession here.
r Mr. Nicholson is the attorney for the
Kent county Levy Court. As a lawyer he
ks among tire ablest at the bar of this
county. His appointment gives great satis
faction here.
bin Law School,
jc in New York city.
THE COAL MINERS ' STRIKE.
its Effect M«
« Déplora
Tin
Antici
al-Heavy I nilt
Lon
n, April 4.—The effect of the strike
a! miners in Durham threatens to
3 dcplorablu than w
Tho stock «if fuel in the large factories
is almost gone and it is probable that in a
few weeks a number of heavy failures will
bo announced.
of the
b«*
it ici pat od.
There lias never been
grave a crisis in
the history of trade and industry in the
north of England. All tho berths on the
! are occupied by vessels made
«I firms with a
jeopardy.
Huge coni yards, formerly the scene of the
busiest activity, are now idle. The strike
has already
mode
worse daily.
Tyne
idle by the striko
reputation
Î
3 harm than
strike, and its effect is becoming
Raining of Chiela.
Deputy Great Bachem L. Atwood Zcblcy
und stuff raised tho following chiefs of
Andastuka Tribe, Imp'd. O. R. M., of
Newport, Saturday evening: Prophet, J.
. Clouscr; Sachem, J. Crozier; Senior
Sagamore, Frank Gray; Junior Sagamore,
W. T. Stuart; Chief of Records, W. J.
King; Assistant Chief of Records, T. W.
Young; Keeper of Wampum. I). II. Bayne;
First San nan, I,. C. Vundcgrift: Second
Sunnup. Henry Gray; Guard of Wigwam,
R. B. King; Guard of Forest, Samuel Gray;
First Warrior, Howard Mahan; Second
Warrior, Eugene Smith: Third W
William (iray: Fourth Warrior, William
('beadle; First Brave, Paxson Gray; Second
Bravo. Harvey Barrett; Third Brave, J.
Stlnebaker; Fourth Brave, Christopher
Fisher; Trustees, D. H. Buyne, L. C. Van
degrift and Samuel Gruv; Widows and
Orphans' Committee, J. W. Scarborough,
Edward Hinesworth and William MeVey.

Fatal Pliilatlelpl
Fight.
a, April 4.—Joseph Lennon
as committed without hail thi
»rning
charged with causing the death of Dennis
Donovan, who died this morning in the
sylvaniaHospital. The tw
employed as drivers by the Beth Brewing
Company, and on Friday night «piarroled
in the stable over the right to use a certain
horse which both clnitnc.i. On coming to
blows Lennon had the best of the fight
which he ended by striking Donovan
the head, knocking him against
the wall and breaking his ankle. Tlie
blows on the head, it is believed, produced
Donovan's death.
I'
tw
Auxicty About l.or«i Headley.
Dublin, April 4.—Great anxiety is felt
in Ireland regarding the safety of Lord
Headley, of Aghaqoe house, near Kil
lurney, County Kerry, who some time ago
left Fcrt Salisbury, one of the stations of
the British .South African Company in
Mashonaland, with the uvowed purpose
of traversing Mashonaland. He
companied by only a
since he left 'nothing has been heard of
him or his party. Grave apprehension is
felt that all the members of tne party have
been massaered by the natives.
small escort and
Picnickers Killed by Falling Trees.
.K Rock, Akk., April 4.—Word lias
reached here of a singular and distressing
accident near Cove, Arkansas. An Alliance
picnic was held .Saturday, and it drew to
gether a crowd numbering 200. In the af
up. Tlie wind
very strong, leveling everything in i
path. When it struck tho woods in which
the picnickers had gathered trees
blown in all directions, one of which killed
two persons and mortally wounded two
ot hors. .Several persons were dangerously
hurt by pieces of flying limbs.
!.
a sto
A Murderer WI»o
co AVas a Preacher.
Dover, N. H., April 4.—Tt has been
learned that Julius McArthur, who killed
Deputy Sheriff Smith of New Hampshire
May (3th, in resisting arrest for st«-aling a
vho es«:upcd from tlie jail in
other than John
this city July 17th,
Arthur .Sampson, alias George Sampson,
George Htallwcll, formerly of Fred
ericton, N. B., once a Baptist minister and
a burglar, horse thief, incendiary,
forger, bigamist and finally a murderer.
ul
Three Men Killed in ICailroad Wreck.
.KSTON, W. Va., April 4.—A freight
the Chesapeake tt Ohio railroad,
huge rock which had fallen
near Ronce verte yesterday morn
trai
struck
the track
ing. A dozen freight c
demolished
the riv
Brown and
reported killed.
«Ire
ijdetely
d the engine w
Engineer Buchanan, Firc
Brakeinun Clarkson are
. I
Two II»
1'eopio I.tist at Soa.
Rt. Pkteksburo, April 4.—It is reported
here that
1 from the U
b<
•ast for Baku, in the Black sen, with
200 passengers and aÇcargo off cotton, lias
' lost with ull aboard. It is suid that
the disaster was «Inc tt» the fact that the
steamer was greatly overloaded.
b
An Attack on I*
Paris, April 4.—The government has
:eived a report from Porto Novo, stating
s continue to ndv
«1 that they are gain
thoir ranks.
The disputch «aids it is expected that they
will attack Porto Novo to-day.
Two Colored Assailants "Dost."
, G a ., April 4.—The parties that
Barch of tiie two negroes who
assaulted Postmaster Brown's daughter
yesterday, have returned and report t
there is no use for further purs...;, ...
two men arc "lost." What this moans i
generally understood.
Jail »makers Recaptured. •
J, X. C., April 4.—Of the six
;rs who escaped from Charlotte jail
day, all hut one have been recaptured.
sburg,
prisoner
still missing is John Boyd, the negro,
charged with train wrecking.
that tlie Pah«
ing largo rcintorceme
!..
the
i
Boh I'harr resisted arrest a
shot und killed.
«-«-klont at Hparr
c. April 4.—An accident
r steel department at
at S a m., to-day, severely
en and slightly injuring
Nobody was fatally hurt.
'» Point.
tho Be
ow's Point
injuring four n
tour other.
ni i
S P
iow Yo
New York, April 4.—Three
,'phus fever have been discovered. All
the victims have been removed to North
Brothers Island.
A superb girl ; surpassingly lovely ; skin
fair as a lily ; cheeks like roses, ami whv 7
It is because she uses Glenn's Sulphur
Soup.
Tinkle:
Are you troubled with
house,Winkle? Winklo:
Not at ail. My daughter is taking les
the banjo, you know.
"Mr. Newcome," inquired the city
editor, "did you write this article in
which the statement is made that *K.
K. 1'erkinson suicided yesterday after
noon V " "Yes, sir," answered the new
!" rejoined
tho city editor, blandly; "Mr. N
you will please consider yourself
' » a ginn ationcd.' Chicago Tribun«.
•ouches at y
n the local stall. "11'
What is
i *
I
A
1
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
, and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It, is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd.
, eures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates tlie food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas.
toria is tho Children's Panacea—tho Mother's Friend.
i
i
(
{
Castoria.
Castoria.
excellent medicine for chli
of its
» Castoria Is
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told
good effect upon their children."
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me."
IT. A. Archer, M. D. t
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
Du. O. C. Osgood,
Lowell, Mass.
" Our physicians in the children's depara
ment have spoken highly of their expert
in their outside practice with Castoria,
only have among
* Castoria is the best remedy for children of
acquainted. I hope the day is
which 1
far distaut when mothers will consider the real
Castoria in
and although
medical supplies what is known
products, yet
merits of Castoria has
interest of their children, and
stead of the various quack nostrums which
, by forcing opium
free to confess that tho
to look with
destroying their loved
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents do
them to premature graves."
favor upon it"
United Hospital and Dispensary,
their throats, thereby Bending
Da. J. F. Kinchelob,
Conway, Ark.
Boston, Maas.
Allem C. Smith, Pres.,
Tho Centaur Company, TÏ Murray Street, New York City.
HOUSE CLEANING TIME!
The time is approaching when houses must be
thoroughly overhauled and old
^CARPETS^
give place to the new. As we contemplate being rushed in a
short time, customers will greatly advance their interests
hy making early purchases. Our stock embraces:
I $1.7H up I Tapestry Brussels, from .M tip
i MU up\H-Tly Ingrain, . from . SU up
.S~, up { Ingrain.
Also a full line of Axminsters and Moquettes at the lowest prices.
UANDPACTUBBBS
am]
RETAILERS,
Hiltons, . . . //•
Velvets, .... from
Body Brussels, from
. . from .45 up
JOHN & JAMES DOBSON,
809 AND 811 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
WE
VK THK NEW
Commercial Automatic Inkstand,
TUB MOST SATISFACTORY
SELF-FEEDING INKSTAND
IN THE MARKET.
HALF THE 1'ltICE OF OTHER AUTOMATIC STANDS.
/
Our stock of general stationery is very full and complete, and includes all the
requisites in that line for both office and liomçi
C. F. THOMAS & CO.
421 MARKET ST.
420 SHIPLEY ST.
FULLMER'S
CHICAGO BEEF CO.,
204 Market Street.
Our prices never equaled before in this market considering the
quality of the meats.
Beef Liver,
Round Steak,
Tenderloin,
Rump,
.Sirloin,
Standing Rib,
Soup Meat,
5c.
per pound
I2c.
I2c.
I5c.
I6c.
I2c.
4 to 7c.
FULLMER'S CHICAGO BEEF CO
204 Market Street.
f5#"*Meat delivered free to all parts of the city.
SPRINGTIME

DON'T FORGET THAT
Jas. M. I3rya.n,
The Painter and Gr.-riner, has a corps of good workmen, ready at all times to
beautify your houses. Iu addition to the painting business his store is well
stocked with the best brands of
&C.
M
In fact everything is there that is found in any first-class paint store. The
Artist can be supplied as well as tho painter. Glazing promptly attended
to. Telephone, 490.
James M. 33rya.n,
tfq. 107 1VE8T EIGHTH STREET.

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