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Eighty-flvo Thousand March
in Washington.
AQuartorof a Million Visitors
In tho City.
»he AMemhleil Multltml
Viewed tho
<1 the tint

g the
<1 by
--Interesting Ncenus
W ASTI I NO ton, Sept. 19.—Twenty-six
years ago, in the* state of Illinois, there
was initiated a movement resulting in
the organization, for fraternal charity
and ioyality, of the
country's call left home to dovote the
best energies of their manhood to its
salvation. In 1866 tho G rami A'rmy of
the Republic was founded, with B. F.
Stephenson of Illinois, as the first com
inander-in-chief. Included in its ranks
were many men who lmd become fain
rus throughout the civilized world for
their brilliant achievements on the field
of war and on the sou,and there were also
untold thousands of the men unknown
to the world by name and who never
wore anymore pretentious uniform than
the blue blouse aud trousers, but who
were the units that mado up the gründ
est force of warriors, in numbers und
warlike deeds, that the world had ever
When their duty w
country was saved, these ecu title
sands laid down the musket and tho
sword and returned to tho pursuits of a
peaceful life, leaving behind the habits
of the field and the camp and becoming
reliants, mechanics
it hau I °
who at their
long time have they gathered at Wash
Ington. Now tho ranks are thinning w
" - - ing and the list of
I lie famous generals who led then* men
to victory and have gone on the im
perishable roll of honor, is growing
apace. So as tho years rolled past and thé
comrades dropped out of line, tho re
tuainder of that great host has longed
i again to tho capital city i in
and tread oitco more the broad sweep of j
the magnificent avenue
stepped with
bearing in 1895 at the end of the w
At last this longing has been gratified
t:id to-day tilts Grand Army of the Rc
I ublic begins the first day of the week's
feunion in the city of Washing
days past tho c
-ling In
G I cut cities, small tow
done and their
and laborers. But
been tins custom of many of them to
together at some central point and
fraternally review the memory of the
days gone by, of war and valor, and
bluer struggle and heroics, of hardship
and disaster, and of dual i
victory, i
25 years the ct
a nds
have mot iu this way, but
•er in that
duck they •
•cot figure and martial
. For
trades have been gath
every pan of the Union.
» l solitary
nt their quotos, re
nttendanco that
houses have
•oiling i
cm closely estimate and certainly
passing that e
iiqftoi:. Although last night they ar
med in so many sections as to const!
interesting proble
management, and every train was laden
a Mi comrades and their wivua and
ml daughters. Besides there
•/••t»* many sightseers not connected
xi'th the G. A. it. attracted by the
jr before
jeu in
in railroad
. .11 of these people w
taken care of
embers of the
tho corps of
: ibey Arrived by the
blight high school boy
lalied for the service. These who had
ed accommodations at hotels or
bearding houses were directed to their
lostlnatioii; those who had heedlessly
d without regard to warning circulars
»nt out by the citizens committee
icglocted to engage lodgings were fur
nished with addr
'hero bed ami
>ard might be lutd, and the great army
of veterans who availed themselves of
the free quarters tendered by the citizens
«»f Washingto
temporary quarters. Sonic w
Thu vast barracks erected i
Park, south-east of the Capitol,and those
south of tho reunion giounds,
n as Camp Alger, were filled by
.thousands of veterans, aud in addition
the many handsome public school
buildings, wlucb are tho prido of the
city, were turned into temporary quar
ters for a3 many of the veto
•ould find room to lie side by side. The
Which covered the available space in the
monumental grounds and the white lot
where also filled witli sleeping comrades.
All of these quarters were furnished to
the G. A. li. free of co.st by the citizens
of Washington, and in their grateful
shelter reposed many scarred and time
worn veterilying under the shade of
the Capitoi, which they preserved to the
uuiou, or m sight of the southern facade
I of tho White House, whose martyr
occupant issued the clarion call which
caused so many of them to give up
health aud strength and youth through
- their ready response.
General"Palmer this morning received
tho following telegram from President
Harrison :
icorted to llitir
5, N. Y., Sept. 18 —General John
ider- in chirf (1. A. li. : I had
d with much interest to the
j'aimer, com)
looked forwt
great rehearsal in Washington next Tues
day of the victors of March, 1865. 1 would
have esteemed it oneof the highest honors
of my publie life to have welcomed to the
national capitol ami to liave
history this representative assembly of
only saved the city frr
the enemy, but made it the worthy politi
cal capitol of an unbroken union. It
would also have been
favored und tender incidents of my private
life to have taken these comrades again by
the hand, but all this has been denied to
of a sad and iin
ly ask y
i hi
of the mo
by the intervcntii
peratlve duty, and I
give to all my cordial greetings unci good
wishes. Accept my sincere thanks for
kind and sympathetic messago.
Benjamin Hakkihon.
of the exercises of the week wa3 tiio
dedication of Grand Army Place by
Vice-president Morton, as the represen
tative of President Harrison, who
detained at Loon Lake, in the presence
of a large assembly that filled the whole
enclosure betwee
the Mimic Ricli
,• hielt the exerciso took place,
d the tents around it.
At 12.10 a bugler from the U. S.
Marine Band pounded the assembly
d Comrade McElerry called those
present to order. The Rev. Dr. Spaine
of Florida, chaplain-in chief of the G.
A. R., offered prayer. He made a special
plea for tiio restoration to health of Mrs.
Harrison, the sick wife of the absent
comrade whom they had expected to
preside over the ceremonies. There was
a ripple of ftpplauso when Commander
in-chief Palmer of thu G. A. R., w
introduced to tho assemblage to deliver
the introductory address.
The formal dedication address w
next delivered by Vice-president Morton
who spoke in a rather low, but clear and
distinct voice.
Immediately on tho conclusion of
the Vice-president's speech, Shipmate
Baker, who manned
of the Kcarsargc on the occasion when
of the guns
that vessel Bunk the rebel terror
Alabama, pulled a guy rope, and the
largo United Btates Hag, whoso folds
hud been lying half unfurled against
the polo surmounting the grand stand
tower, spread its surface to the breeze
and Grand Army Place was a thing of
fact, formally, officially and fore Ter, if
the assurance of tho municipal authori
ties of the district can give popular
sanction iu the future to the new
designation of tho historic and revered
old White House lot.
The final programme of exorcises
dosed with the playiug of the "Star
Spangled Banner" by »lie Marino Band,
a part of the crowd aiding iu the chorus,
but there were some very brief informal
speeches by Secretary Noble, Attorney
general Miller, Acting Secretary of W
Grant, General Schofield
J. W. Keifer. Then the crowd disap
peared and the services could be said to
be actually
d General
n, Sept. 19.—The
was a
meeting of tho National Council of Ad
ministration at the Kiibitt to-niglit.
Conuuundor-in-Chief Palmer presided,
and.the only business transacted was
tho auditing of the ac
adjutaut-general, quartermaster-general
d other officers of tho G. A. It., pre
paratory to their submission to the na
tional encampment, Wednesday.
A pleasant incident of the reunion
a presentation to-night to C«
insmler-in-chief Palmer by hisaidesof a
beautiful Grand Army badge. Chief Aide
C. Hull Grunt made the presentation and
Geueral Palmer replied iu a felicitous
vein. The badge is u beautiful specimen
of the jeweler's art, incrusted with dia
monds and other valuable gems, and is
said to have cost $1,000.
Washington, Sept. 19. —Tho veterans
laid out a big programme for tho
ing, and many of them when they re
tired for the night must have been
wearied enough to camp out in old
military fashion,
order of tho night, And around the camp
fires comrades told war stories and sang
old songs with knowledge that every
them would to their auditors
have a high xalue.
The Uth%nd
s of the
12lh Corns held arc- i
union in Thomas tent. It was in tho
11th Corps that President Harrison j
the early part of the war, and
tho meeting sent a telegram to hiii ex
pressive of sympathy and also of regret
of his absence. General Ü. U. Howard
presided over tho reunion. Speeches
w ,-e made by General Balloch of Now i ■
Hampshire; General Lockmim of New
^ork; General Hurst of Ohio; Marshal
Ranudall and others. "Marching
Through Georgia," was the favorite
General John ('hase of Indiana, who
was a private in an Indiana regiment
in the 14th Corps, also spoke. Ilia
speech was often interrupted by the
were tho
thusiastlc applause of the thousand
comrades present.
Washington, Sept. 20.—Thogroatost
parade in the history of theGrand Army
of the Republic and thu greatest parade
that organization can ever hope to have
took plaeo to-day. Never have there
this country since tho civil * war, and
never have there been
ju iu li
anywhere in
many people
occasion. A
in Washington upo
careful estimate of the number of
who marched in review past'Vice-presi
dent Morton and Commander-in-chief
Palmer places tho total at 85,000, and
the passenger agents of the railways
estimate the number of strangers iu the
city at 250,000.
Pennsylvania was tho banner state in
p tho whole of tho
e. There was prob
ably 10,000 of them, and it took an hour
pass by ono point,
g looking,
of scarred
l their
rubers taking
and a half for them to
Many of them were
d tattered battle-llags
s bands wore noteworthy. They
had enough worn battle-flags and ban
ners to deenrato every armory in the
state, and enough music to stir every
hamlet from the picturcsqtio Wissa
liickon to the rapid flowing waters of
the Monongahola.
"Owl" Post of Reading had a yeik
eyed bird at the head of its column, aud
marched iu good style, each man carry
corps guidon. Wyoming Band of
of the noted
ring 200 musket
on battle Hags,
so frayed that
Philadelphia headed
Philadelphia posts,!
of which we
mosquito netting had bee
about them to keep tho silken tatters
around the flagstaff.
The first colored company then ap
peared. Other
later and came along at odd intervals.
Worn old men, with the whitest of
wool and the broadest of grins, hobbled
along. Scranton's posts were distinguish
able by a huge miner's lamp carried
ahead of them and miniature
iu their hats,
»lored troops we
posts were
they carried white
brcllas conspicuously marked. Alto
gether, the Pennsylvaniaus marched
well and displayed a lively interest in
Ohio's marchers were distinctive in
y way. In their ranks, stepping
jx-President, ltuther
in his hand
briskly, wt
ford 15. Haves. His hat w
most of the time, w
response to the greetings he received.
The < )liio men were not as neatly attired
of the other states.
Many in their lines had no uniforms at
all. They did not bring many bands
With them. A "Daughter of tho Regi
ment" walked in the front line of the
Ohioans. This young Buckeye girl w
bright, and was well worth iookiug at
twice, in lier dark blue frock, trimmed
with gold lace. She walked erect, and
carried a sword and canteen. The drum
corps of Georgo 11. Thomas Post, with
two Lilliputians leading them, were
striking looking and performed military
marching manœuvres deftly and pre
cisely. The survivors of the old 99th
hud the honor of bringing up the rear
guard of tho Ohio posts, which took 45
minutes to pass. There were nearly
5,DUO of their number in line.
The New York posts followed close
on tho Ohio veterans, and iu one of
carriages at their head rode Generals
tticklcs, Slocum and Rosecrans. The
New York city and Brooklyn posts led
thu detachment, and no finer looking
body of men have been seen hero in any
procession. They were notably well
dressed, carried themselves finely and
their uniforms were set off frequently
by white helmets. Their bands wore
numerous, highly skilled and of large
ng a courte
•n fre
The first Massachusetts division
evoked applause for their splendid ap
pearance and the military cadence of
their stop and compauy lines. Like the
Now Yorkers.their ranks were compact
and steady The Census Cadet Band,
in attractive uniform, came i
largo sh
from tho childreu
who sang
of attention, particularly
ong to "The Doys
Blue" as they came opposite them.
Carter's Band, in gala array, preceded a
Bunker Hill contingent carrying high in
the air a miniature representation of
Bunker Hill monument.
The greatest iutercst was manifested
when a'post from Lowell came along,
and right behind it the familiar form of
Goneral B. F. Butler, resting easily in a
commodious open carriage, witli his
bead bared, bowing right and left to the
throng, which gave him a tremenduous
ovation wherever ho was recognized.
The children let themselves out in song,
d "Yankee Doodle" filled the air for
several minutes.
Post 20 had with it a mixture of boys
and girls, picturesquely costumed in red
and white, who industriously pounded
drums and blew fifes with tho air of
veterans. North Adams brought up the
of Massachusetts' representation,
s one hour and forty minutes
in passing.
New Jersey created fun by displaying
a good sized mosquito perched
labeled "Whisky," into which no was
trying to tlmut bis bill. This stato also
presented another specimen of her
entomological products in the shape of
a hornet's no3t, apparently alive with
hornets, suspended from the branch of
a tree. A crippled veteran lying out
stretched in a push-cart vigorously
waving his bat, was also conspic
the N
a keß
und California had small
bars in line and quickly passed. Rhode
IslandJ and Michigan presented a good
Appearance, and their bands were par
ticularly gorgeous and effective.
At 5 o'clock iu tho after nek
ssiem w
The Mich lira
tho pro
out still steadily progressing.
' "in posts passed on iu solid
columns. For tho first time during the
day the popul
heard, and a Detroit band
who could
"Boom-dc-ay" was
the «
longer resist the tempta
tion. Applause greeted the effort.
Colorado and Wyoming marched
together, headed by a small bu
bestridden by a small boy. the Lead villa
hand and a fawn following, behind
which came several hundred well-pre
served, hardy-looking men from the
The Kansas veterans marched solidly
and well, about 1,500 strong, and every
man wearing a large sunflower in his
coat lapel.
The Indiana
was everywhere greeted with enthusi
asm us it led t!io Iloosier contingent,
which was quite large, but as a rule not
Iowa's brigade looked happy and
1 tented as it truged up tho avenue, its
i '"dividual members currying long green
mrji-stalks. mu«lî« faähion .
j thp J fHie y sang
"Marching Through Georgia."
Missouri „ posts were exceedingly
well represented, and, though their
"'""'hers did .lot have an opportunity to
t0 .*® tlie a ' teru f^ n » Y *j n
i ■ o owil had grown weary, their lead
njanj cstations
ii n, f Väi r » » Ir i*îî
and Ransom Post, of ht. Louis, had full
Soldiers' Orphans' Band
s they
Littlo Delaware made an admirable
11 a State and the
Wilmington Posts especially. Smyth
No. 1, Admiral DuPout, No. 2
Sumner, colored, No. 4, had a splendid
alignment. Their battle Hags were
cheered to tho echo.
At 6.05 o'clock tho last veteran had
passed by, the grand parade of the 26th
annual encampment of the G. A. U. w
over and was ready to be written an
qualified success. In every way it had
equalled the expectations of its pro
showing for «
Many thousand people are carried
upon the rolls of the Department of
Illinois, G. A. K.,
department of the W
Corps, and there uro many G. A. K.
posts with numerous members in the
United States. To all of these people
who happened to be In Washington to
night Mrs. Logan opened her beautiful
bouse—Calumet Place—and to all who
called to see the widow of the great war
chief and soldiers' friend, she gave a
hearty welcome. The Woman's Relief
Corps also had open doors to-night, at
their headquarters
received everybody connected with, tho
Grand Army or its secondary orgauiza
;il to call. The Potomac
Corps, Woman's Relief Corps, also held
open house to the ladies, and the
Department of Massachusetts, G. A. It.,
was at home to its friends at the Ebbitt.
Mean while the national campfire blazed
brightly in tho big tent at Judiciary
d old comrades listened to old
eloquent addresses and
fought over tho old battles i
ms also a grand display
of fireworks in Grand Army Place.
d the corresponding
's Relief
F street, and
•ii—Arthur Ford, Thomas Mabrey I
M on Um merv SUaC ^ Denney * D* C.
West IJovei-—Henry P. Hutchinson and
• •
k Jackson, John
■•ho ci
» . »
stones and
Kent Count}- .lurors lianwn.
Prot lion ot ary Stcpl
the following j
er m of superio
Letts has drawn
servo the coming
of Kent county
hi.di begins (
her I7tb:
Duck Creek—Henry 1
Cosgriff. William B. Megcar und Samuel
gbter, .Tr., Job
her Johnson.
t Hover—David H. Knotts, Henry
Pratt, Holitha L. Wharton.
North Mur. 1er kill—K
C. Mason and John W. Clark.
South Murderkill—Robert II. Sipple,
Samuel Minner, Peter T. Clark
Charles Hopkins.
Mispillion—A. Redden, Barrett S. Har
rington. Arlington Wix, James 1). Redden.
Milford—Benjamin F.Dickinson,Homer
T. Betts, James H. Marvel und Benjamin
drawn which will be
_ Ida Hoover for murder is
F. Hydoon.
The special jury
for the trial of Ida
reek—John R. Robinson, George
ami George F. Jones.
T. The
Kenton— F. W. Downes and G. Frank
Little Creek—Albert S. M<
Charles F. Harper,
West Dover—Calvin Frazier
der Hover.
d Alcx
Dover—Raymond J. Taylor, Ar
Davis aud Amos A. Watson.
North Murderkill—John ('. Dill, W. B.
Diefendufer and A. W. Klayniaker.
South Murkcrkiii—John W. Bateman,
James H. Lord and Joseph H. Sallivan.
Mispillion—ri. Fisher, Robert H, .Short
and William T. Masten.
Milford—Frank Reedy, George S. Davis
and Edward Adkins.
Death of .lohn Q. Stirling.
Special L urreHpondoncooI tiasette aud Journal
Nkwauk, Sept. 20.—John Q. Stirling,died
last evening on his farm .
of town after an illness of
He has been ailing for some time, but not
until Thursday of last week did his sick
tako on a serious aspect, when he
contracted a severe cold which developed
into congestion of the lungs. Mr. Stirling
was in his 09th year and leaves a widow
and seven grown up children, three daugli
s. The deceased was lor
many years the head carpenter at the
du Font powder works "on the Brandywine
and after leaving there a few years ago lie
purchased thu 8. M. Donnell farm and
moved here, where he has since lived a
quiet life. Mr. .Stirling's charcter was in
dicated and described by his name and his
dy honesty and gentleness of charac
ter commanded great respect in the neigh
borhood. The limerai will be held at the
10.30 a. m., Thursday. The re
mains will then he taken to Green Hill
Church, near Wilmington, when a final
ice will be held aud the interment
mado at Green Hill cemetery.
half mile west
s and fo
Tho Ciir
Enoch Moore & Boas raised last
Saturday the steamer Christiana, which
was recently destroyed by fire at Penns
While she was being raised her
7 broke off.
iiu IUiHcd.
Her boiler, engine,
shaft, wheels and stern were put aboard
a barge owned by the Brandywine
Granite Company and br
city and
rought to this
Wilmington &
Northern Railroad Company's yard,
where the engine and boiler will be re
at the
It Open* nt ilie Court il
Judges <; ul Ion und lloustoi
Monday With
There was a large uttcndaucc at the
county court house Monday morning in
anticipation of the convening of tho
periur court and court of peace and
jail delivery. Attorney-general John R.
Nicholson and Deputy Attorney-general
Branch H. Giles were on hand early and
began tho work of examining witnesses.
The petit and grand Jurors were pres
ent at the usual hour and waited
patiently for the arrival of thu Judges.
soon as
court opened, made application to alter
the amount of judgment confessed in
the care of John L. B. fcherr
adelphia vs. the Theodore C. North
Company. The bond, iio said, was
$10,000 while tho confessed judgment
lie claimed that this
Nields, for the defence, resisted the ap
plication and claimed the
portant reasons why tho application
should not be granted.
At 12.05 o'clock the license applicants
filed up to the desk of Clerk of the
Biggs, where the usual oath wub
Michael Byr
iok of Phil*
Benjamin Nields mado a motion to
have the case of the executors of Hurry
K. Peace vs. the Johnson Forge Com
pany continued until December. Tho
time decided upon at which the case
must come to trial is December, and the
special jury was discharged until that
A similar application was made in
tho case of Hummol vs. tho Walton &
Whann Company.
Attorney-general Nicholson asked for
a capias for Emma Marple, who pre
ferred a criminal charge against Walter
Parr, alias Barton, at the last term of
court. The girl did not respond when
rus called. William S. Hilles
appears for Parr. The
tinned until Friday morning. It is re
ported that the girl is outside the juris
diction of tho court.
The grand jury filed into tho court
room at 12.15 o'clock with these pre
sentments: True bill Against John
Henry Davis, charged with larceny;
John fleck, John Henry, Walter Trump
all larceny. Tho grand "inquest was then
discharged until 2.30 o'clock p. m.
The prisoners, John Henry Davis,
colored, John Henry, colored, John
Heck, white, aud Waiter Trump,
colored, charged with larceny,
into the court room und
arraigned. All pleaded guilty. John
her nr
brou gl
Davis, a lad of 14 years, will
probably be sent to tho Ferris Indus
trial School.
When tho superior court, court of
quarter sessions and court of peace aud
jail delivery convened Monday aftor
P. Nields, son of Benjamin
Nields, was admitted to the bar of New
Castle county upon application of bis
father. He becomes a full-fledged
bor of the bar upon takiug tho cus
tomary oath.
William F. Smalley, Jr., commis
sioner to take testimony in tho case of
Adelaide W. Beale vs. John F. Beale,
asked for a delay in order to permit
counsel in the case to make his report.
The following larceny cases were dis
posed of ; Walter Trump, larceny of a
watch and chain, $15 restitution money,
0 months imprisonment and 15 lashes;
John Ileok, alias "Big Chief," for tho
larceny of a pair of chickens, five lashes
and three months imprisonment; John
Henry, colored, was committed to thu
Ferris Industrial School.
Li lb urn Chandler made application
for the appointment of a commissi
ti» take testimony in tho divorce case of
11anuah Smith Scottcn vs.JoshuaBcotten.
Francis M. Walker was appointed corn
*r in the ca.:e.
Charles li.Sterling was arraigned upon
the charge of stealing ono pair of spoc
Christiana Spahn, and
pleaded guilty. He threw himself upon
the mercy of the court, Sentence was
Susan Jones, colored, was placed in
the dock charged with the larceny of n
quantity of clothing from John llerrln
gor. When arraigned the prisoner
stated that she would plead guilty to
the larceny of some of tho goods men
tioned in the indictment, but not to all
of them. She evidently did not com
prehend the legal phraseology of tho
indictment. She was assigned counsel
d the case went over.
The grand jury was discharged until
10 o'clock Tuesday morning, and court
adjourned until that 1
10.10 o'clock
! morning when Court Crier Smith
I nouncod tho convening of the superior
court, court of over and teminer and tho
goneral sessions court of tho peace and
J»» 1 Associate Judges Hous
ton and Cullen occupied scats on tho :
Attorney general Nicholson stated to
the court that the State had experienced
a great deal of difficulty iu obtaining the
attendance of witnesses at tins term of
court. In one case he stated that the
witnesses ha 1 been called three times
Monday, and on eacli occasion the
peiBon duly summoned failed to re
spond. llu thought it time that some
stops bo taken to secure the attendance
of these witnesses, in order that tho
wheels of justice might not be impeded.
Attachments were immediately issued
for John Cox and Stephen Chump,
witnesses in the case of tho State
John Buiish, a Pole, and placod in the
sheriff's bauds.
John Henry, alias John Henry Carter,
colored, was arraigned upon tho charge
of stealing an overcoat and pleaded
guilty. Wheu tho prisoner was asked
if ho had ever been iu court before he
replied in the negative. Sentence
deferred until witnesses werosummoued
to testify as to the previous good charac
ter of the accused.
Öusan Johns,colored, who was charged
at Monday afternoon's session of
court with the larceny of two women's
garments, commonly called cloaks, threo
pairs of socks; one dozen uapkins,
table cloth ami one dress, aud a list of
sundry articles, was again brought into
court this morning und rc-anaigncd.
The nogross listened attentively to the
reading of the lengthy indictment iu
which she was charged with stealing
these articles against an "act of General
Assembly," and "against the peace and
dignity of the .State," at the conclusion
of which she indignantly denied "doing
all that." She did plead guilty, to
stealing a portion of the goods, however.
The State decided to accept her plea.
She was sentenced to two months im
prisonment to pay the costs of the prose
cution and restitution money to thu
value of $8.50.
G hurles R. Sterling, pleaded guilty to
stealing ono pair of spectacles from
Christiana Spahn. Iu consideration of
the fact that this was his first appear
in court, Judge Cullen was dis
ith the prisoner,
month in jail,
poral puuishment iu
Lewis C. Vaudcgrift offered the peti
tion of William A. Gleaver, asking for
•It of mandamus compelling
managers of the St. George's Slarsh
Company to levy a tax to raise the sum
of $167.06, with interest from 1889, for
work done by Cleaver for tho marsh
company. The rule was made return
able on Saturday next.
Frank D. Carpenter filed a petition
taelos fr<
posed to be lenient
lie was sentenced to
and to undergo
tho form of t.
asking for the discharge of Martha
Blizzard, alias Davis, whose term of
imprisoumont expired on July 19th last.
The petition was accompanied by the
affidavit of Charles W. Jer- ris, who de
clared tho prisoner is unable to pay tier
line of $5(X) aud costs in tho
Clara Barbara of Milford, I' d., at tho
last term of court and received two
months' imprisonment. Tho court
granted the petition.
John Henry, alias John Henry Carter,
colored, who pleaded guilty to the
larceny of an old overcoat, was sen
tenced to three months in jail and five
lashes. Henry was unable to find any
to testify a3 to his previous good
. The
convicted of harboring
The grand jury at 12.10 o'clock tiled
into tho court-room and after making
the usual number of presentments were
discharged until this afternoon. True
bills were returned as foil
George White, Klla Bwiggett, ïî.-t si
Crummell, Daniel How
Brown, Nathan Davis, Joseph W. Poor,
James Leonard, Krank Congo, all lar
ceny, und Oliver B. Hayes, carrying
concealed a deadly weapon.
Frank Congo was arraigned upon tho
charge of stealing an overcoat from
Joli» F. Callahan and pleaded notguilty
to the charge of stealing the coat but
"guilty of having the coat in h.s pos
session." eaual to a plea of notguilty.
Mar. K. Brown, colored, pleade
guilty to tho charge of stealing a bicycle
from Justa A. Justis.
Nathan Davis and Joseph W. P<
were jointly indicted upon tho charge
of stealing 120 pounds of brass, 28
pounds of copper and 180 pounds of
lead pipe. The former pleaded guilty
to the charge, and the latter not guilty.
James Leonard pleaded not guilty to
tho charge of stealing 50 pounds of iron
from the Wilmington & Northern Rail
l. Mar
1 not
Oliver B. Hayes pleaded guilty to tho
charge of carrying concealed a deadly
weapon. Ho was fined $25 and
tended to 10 days' imprisonment.
Court adjourned until 2.80 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon.
As s 0 (
court convened Tuesday
afternoon Julia Guy, otln
Bessie Crummell, and Ella Swigget,
were arraigned up.
stcaline coal fro
mlngtoi: it Northern Railroad Company.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In the case of Mysore .&• Son vs. I. T.
Quigley, Judge Culler, stated that if tho
court, finished tho criminal business this
week the case would probably be taken
up next Monday. If the court w
hampered by other business ho w
fcctiy willing that tho case be taken up
at that time.
Mr. Bird asked that Monday be fixed
the day of trial, and if when that
time arrived tho court was unable to
take tho case up, It could go
Mr. Higgins thought the
occupy fully one week, and he
tbo opinion that it would require
special jury, which
He, therefore, opposed the calling up of
the case on next Monday.
Judge Cullon stated that tho special
jury must be on hand on Monday in
case tho suit was tried at that time.
Attorney-general Nicholson then an
nounced that the State was ready in tho
cases of James Leonard, charged with
larceny. Victor B. Woolley appeared
for tho Stato. He stated that the
prisoner was accused of stealing DO
from the Wilmington &
Northern Railroad Company.
John W. Hilliard was the name of
tho first and only witness called. He
testified that he is a special officer
ployed by the Wilmington & Northern
Railroad Company and was employed
by the compauy on J
that when lie
hud a bag filled with iron, and w
top of the crane car at the time.
Leonard was asked if he had anything
to say and replied that he
catod and went to tho yard of the rail
road company to sleep. J Le denied tho
Tho charge of the court occupied but
v few minutes during which time the
jury were instructed to find a verdict of
guilty if they believed the evidence of
the prosecuting witness, but to give the
prisoner the benefit of the usual doubt.
Mary E. Brown, colored, win
charged with the larceny of a bicyclo
from Justa II. Justice, was sentenced to
six months' imprisonment.
In the case of the State against Oliver
B. Hayes, charged with carrying con
cealed a deadly weapon, Mr. Biggs
stated that lie was counsel for Hayes
and desired to enter a plea of guilty.
The necessary fine was paid and the
prisoner discharged.
Henry Brown, colored, was arraigned
upon the charge of carrying concealed
a deadly
George White pleaded guilty to tho
arge of'stealing three silk handker
chiefs from Hugh Kelly. He
tenced to 3ix mouths'imprisonment and
15 lashes.
John Larenzo, an Italian,was charged
with attempted felonious assault on
Filoména Delcllis. lie pleaded not
guilty to the charge and was
Richard Lacker man onto red a plea of J
guilty to the charge of breaking and j
robbiug thu saloon of John McClaffert>. j
'Thomas Davis
Ise called
tho charge .*f
î tie* Wil
the cars
bo drawn.
Is of i
j 8d.
rested Leonard tho latter
Jlo stated
japon. A line of $25 w
. î i
assigneu to defend
In the case of Joseph L
charged w ith making
jommit murder, Willi;
Smalley appeared for the defendant
asked that the
Thursday morni
During the afternoon John F. Cun
nitigham appeared in courtaud received
his final naturalization papers from Pro
thonotary Ilorty.
At 4.15 o'clock the jury in tho case of
tho State vs.James Leonard, colored,scut
word to the court that they were
to agree. The/ were then ushered into
the room and stated through tho fore
that there w
,an Italian,
it with i
' !
•ut to
until next
", j
to the purport of tho testimony of
the prosecuting witnoss. Tho steno
grapher was directed to read tho notes
taken of the evidence and the jury ro
under tho charge of tho
court. They returned in a very few
minutes with a verdict of guilty with
joinmcndution of the
a «
jrcy of tho
The prisoner received two
months' imprisonment.
Court adjourned at 5 o'clock until 1Ü
Wednesday morning.
As soon as the superior court recon
Benjamin Nields,
Curtis, receivers of the Theodore C.
Kiiauff Manufacturing Company, filed
answer to the application of Willi*
M. Byrne, to have the record of u bond
of the company corrected. The receivers
in their petition ask that the entire
judgment be vacated on tho ground
that no conditions of the agreement ex
isted at tho timo the judgment was
entered. The court fixed Wednesday
next as tho timo for argument in the
II. H. Ward took exception to the
report of tiio commissioners to lay out
road In Brandywine hundred,
find asked for a review* of the entire
proceedings. Mr. Ward stated that he
represented the P., W. & B. railroad
company in the matter. The court
promised to consider the ca6c.
Attorney-general Nicholson, in the
for John
d Fred W.
A Marvellous Display
Autumn and Winter Dress Goods
now be seen on our counters, forming, wliat is believed to be, the greatest exhibit thus
far made in any American city, of the choicest dress textures of France, Germany and
England. Nor will the prices be found less attractive than the fabrics themselves, and
Ou.t>of-Towxi Shoppers
should bear in mind that it has ever been the policy of our House to give to those who buy
through the mails every advantage in the matter of quality and price, tha* is enjoyed by the
city resident. It is this feature that has contributed so greatly to the success of our Mail
Order Business, which reaches customers, not only in every state in the Union, but in other
lands as well.
Samples free to all, upon application.
Strawbridge & Clothier,
Market, Eighth and Filbert Streets, Philadelphia.
criminal court, a died for an attachment,
returnable forthwith, iu tl
Henrietta Munst
rits were placed in the hands of
tue sheriff. An attachment was oIbo
issued for Thomas H. Wilson.
Ex-Mayor Austin Harrington,counsel
for John Loreuza, an Italian, charged
with attempted criminal assault
cases of
and Anna Munston.
*na Dilellis, asked leave to with
draw the plea of not guilty of felonious
^ault and enter *hu plea of guilty of
simple assault. The 8 täte accepted the
plea and the prison
e year's imprisonment and a fine of
j r0Mmeu 11
as sentenced to
V jury was then empaneled to try the
so of the .Stato vs. Ella Grummet, alius
both colored, charged with the larceny
of a small quantity of coal from the Wil
mington A Ni rthern Railroad Comp
Victor B. Woolley appeared for the
State, while William F. Smalley repre
sented the prisoners. The prisoners
were accused of the larceny of 25
pounds of coal, valued at 15 cents, yet
the entire proceedings in the case will
cost the B tale between $80 and $85.
John W. Hilliard, a special officer for
the Wilmington A Northern Railroad
Company, testified to thu arrest of the
prisoners September 5th, when ho de
tected them in the act of putting the
coal in buckets to carry away.
Mr. Smalley developed the fact,
through the examination of the witness
that the latter did not know whoso coal
, but that thu coal was in
the possession of thu Wilmington &
Northern Railroad Company and
sed to be the latter's property.
•y Ayres, colored, testified to see
ing the prisoners picking coal out fre
under the cars. Annie Munston w
called to the stand, but knew nothing
concerning the larceny of tho coal. The
State here rested.
Mr. Smalley, for the defence, called
Elizabeth Crummell, mother of the
•r.~. She testified that the prisoners
went out about 8 o'clock i
ing and returned with two buckets of
Ida Francis, colored, testified that the
prisoners went after coke on tho day
before their arrest and brought home
two buckets full.
Officer Harry Taylor testified that it
people to pick coke from along the rail
road tracks in the Eleventh ward.
Officers Carpenter and Noilly testified
that the reputation of the prisoners was
The case was submitted without argu
ment, and the jury, after deliberating
live minutes, returned a verdict of not
guilty. The prisoners wore discharced.
t 1
Ella »wiggntt,
jnce for colored
Christopher Brooks
upon the charge cf stealing a game
chicken from Arthur E. Duncan. He
pleaded not guilty and will be assigned
Elijah Dean pleaded not guilty to as
king Joseph Hayes.
H. li. Ward i
Williain Leach, colored,
$50 and costs for carrying concealed a
deadly weaj
am! Frederic
ms fined
î, while Phillip Purnell
Feat, both colored, were
'or the same offence,
ued at 12.55 o'clock until
the afte
di tin .1 $
Court ftdjm
2.80 o'clock, i
»f Wil
Tho Deal li of I
n.ingtoi. M. E. Co
Rev. James L. lloust
i day at tho reside
T _- 0 u hll , tt
led <
:o of h:s son-in-law,
mr Truppe, Md. lie
.1 his death
ill a lung time
a general debility.
was a distant relative of
. Hew;
mbor 8th, 1810. Ho w
the Philadelphia M. E.
. . ..v Not
j admitted U
! Asbury Church, this city, in
r of Wilmingti'
ce fr
in 18Ü9.
His im? orates we
j Hill, 1881-85
1836-38; Ke
1843-44; Lewes. 1844
47; Kensingto
•ark, 1
itinerary relati'
lie bad the following pas
s follows
: E'kt.
circuit, 1838 40; Erb!«
1841-43; Milton,
5; Milford, 1845
1847-49; West
i., 1851
In 1857 lie took
. Pa.,
53; Ne
a super
and after tin
for two years
toratos : Denton, 1859 61; Camden, 18C1
(53; Village Green, 1
1863 04; Village
North East, 1865
i lm had a super
r relation and soon thereafter
iron it, 1
66. Fre
1806 to 1
n inner
lie took tho superannuated relation.
ember of Wil
He was
ington Confère
and in his
stood among the foreniof
delphia and Wilmingk
•. He wt
a p.'lf
in ist ry
l*li Ha
.'t and positive.
He filled some of the most important
pastorates of his time. He was a great
student and as a minister expressed it
ug would rather read than eat.
t tho Rev. B. F.
tiio oldest inombe
ligton Conference, died set
His delivery was e
His wife, a
if Wil
al years
». She was highly educated* Scve
The funeral took place in this city
and Brandywi
Mr«. Harris
iu Wi
Associa te î
special train conveying M
from L i
1 h
at .8.45
»n schedule time,
o'clock this m.
Mrs. Harris.
mage and taken to the Wlii
She bore the jo
once placed in a
iy remarkably well.
Church has been postponed until spring.
The erection of
>f the Leginlattve
Cun ventlou—The
and J/evy Con
County Central Cuininitteo.
Special Correspondence of Kvery Evening.
Geohuktown, Sept. 20.—The legisla
tiveand Levy Court branch of the Sussex
countv Democratic convention met at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon and organ
ized by electing John G. Gray of
Bridgeville chairman and Everett Hick
man of Frankford secretary. After the
report of tho committee on credentials
the first business in order was the nomi
nation of a ^tate Senator.
Colonel William T. Records of Laurel,
was nominate ! by Major Isaac J.
Wootten anti tho nomination seconded
by Colonel William II. Stevens and
Everett H
Fork hundred w.
G. Gray and seconded by R. J. David
W. Morris of North-west
ominated by John
Ouo ballot decided it. Records receiv
ing 84 votes and Morris 5,
was declared the nominee.
Nominations for members of the gen
eral assembly were then made,
Randal M. Lynch, Gergetown hun
dred; Horace J. Hickman, Baltimore;
Robert W. Dascy, Dagsboro; John T.
Jacobs, North-west Fork; John II.
Prcttyman, Indian River; Samuel L.
Kenney, Broad Creek; George A. Bryan,
! made without opposition c::
cept in Indian River hundred, where
Thomas Robi
All w
and Job
man worn named. John IT. Prcttyman
was nominated
Levy Court Commissioners—Joseph
. Hastings, Little Creek; H. C.
Matthews, Broad Creek; Samuel G.
, Gumboro; Jcssq E. Dodge,
Broadkiln; Thomas W. it. Turner,
and Rehoboth; John II. Hudson,
Baltimore; Mattford Short, Georgetown.
Sheriff—-John II. Truitt, Le we
Coroner— James J. Willey, Nanticoke.
County Treasurer—Cyrus W. Ward',
Little Crebk.
Tho nominations for Levy Court
also made without op
II. Pretty
the first ballot.
position. The whole county ticket is
looked upon as being
strong one, being composed of the best
men in the county.
Tho following county central commit
appointed: Baltimore hundred,
C. Richards; Dagsboro, Edward
W. Houston; Indian River, Jesse K. Jos
eph; Gumboro, Joseph B. Hearn; Broad
kiln, W. B Tomlinson; Ge
I'. Robinson; N
Smith; North-westjFork, John 'J'. Jacobs;
Little Creek, East, Jaeab H. Adams;
Little Creek, West, Charles A. Hastings;
Broad Creek, William J. West; Seaford,
II. C. Pennington; Cedar Greek, Lm
coin, S. G. Fisher; Cedar Greek, .South
Milford, Robert 11. Williams; Lewes
and Rehoboth, D. L. Mustard.
James K
getown; A.
ticoko, .1
*7 tho Rural DIs
trictn r.
Ilond Co
In addition to tho nominationsalready
announced Secretary Edmund Mitchell
of the Republican co
received the following:
hundred Robert J. II an by 's vote for
lo'seph W. P.
I. Lodge was
v committee has
representative was 289; .1
Casey's, 2. Howard E
named as assessor, 291 v
I '•
Guest defo
1 Alfred I. Derriekson f
:r, 151 to 140. Ja me#
: Robert J. TMlev, Ki-t
road com
Luke, N
and Ab
Tyre, South, were
named 1;
Rice, first district; Thoi
d district.
n r- ! V.
5 E. II
1 15.
layton '
In Red i
•eived 1!
hundred Willi
J. Beck
otes fo
: Wil
■n received 149 votes
2 votes for iuspec
r; William
T. Vail,
Joseph N.
I Th
or in the east district; Jones
es lor inspector i
tho west dis
trict; Walter S. Burris received the total
vote of the hundred, 230, for road com
In Pencader hundred John W. Davott
was named for asse
votes. In the West district John Barber
was named for inspector, receiving b'd
votes; and in the East district, John ii.
Thornton was named, receiving ID
votes. Daniel Slack received 205 votes
for road commissioner.
5ml Ui
. N. Y.. Sept. 20.—Major General
Daniel Ulliuan, who first organized colored
took the lir-u
colored brigade to the south, died in Nyai k
this morning, of old age.
General I liman w
lineage and was horn i
Del.. April 2Stb, 1810. He
(iie late w
s of honored F
S il
f hank
ee. Jlo
died law
Yale i
d pr
in eh
of tin fo
InM. H
the Unio
.lui» of New York. 1
candidate of the
r Nullung party for g •>
York and received a large
d the 78th Hegi

Mit New 1

colonel, was captured i:
mid confined in I.ibhy p
fie H
ole. He' was 11
1 January 13th. I*'
it a cadre .»f uflic
ise five run
. afterwards inen
ras tho first
as rel
I brig«
I order
« 1-1
March 15th
al in Novein be
«rat of volume«'
«lo major-get
received the degree
son University in 18ÛL
of that v
al Film:
also I
' LL. D., from Madi
the ri n
«1 a Hennit of
Information comes from Milton indi
cating that Monday night's fire, which
totally destroyed the handsomest school
building in Sussex is of incendiary
'Thestory, which seems to have tho
mos» circumstantial basis, reveals a
deplorable condition of public
g which lias existed in tho town
for tho past 12 months andtowhiih
fact many residents of Milton iTrfetiy
ascribe the loss of the school building.
The new structure was not quite com
pleted. There is no fireplace of any
•ithin 100 yurds of it. The
building is situato on a large open lot
by itself, quite a distance from any
house, whore, of course, would bo found
the nearest lire.
The new building was an ornament
to the city, ami by far its finest struc
ture. The town bull and the opera
house comprise the tipper stories.
an open secret that two violently
opposed factions have existed in Milton
c ir since the project of the new build
is divided
Broadkiln river. The people on thu
■rth s»de, culled the Northsiders,
open rivalry against
the Bouthsidurs, lhe dwellers on tho
southern bank, in their competition for
the location ot tho line building. Tho
rivalry engendered the bitterest feeling
jetions. For tho past
lv months north and south Milton have
been divided. The feeling crept into
the official m
All Believe It In
Tow I
; was talked of. The t.
raved the
between the tw<
of tho school
tul squabbles w
cord of their
the continu
proceedings. The committee at length •.
I on building the
the south side. 'Tills was an open de
The structure had nil but reached
completion w hen about two months ago
the existing committee lost power by
d tho
t Iio
; school clceti
Northside element ruled,
building then practically stopped. There
no more cash supplies and, of
, everything was allowed to stand.
This is the record until the fire of Mou
statement is that the in
tense feeling in tho town has developed
the incendiarism. It is stated that tho
whole town, men, women and children,
everybody in fact, has taken sides. Poli
î only a
Crowds gather in the street aud talk on
no other subject.
At tho time the school committee do
the Northsiders ap
stance to it.
cided i
plied to the lute Chancellor tiaulsbury
but were unsuccessful.
This fact only added fuel to tb » ro.
While everyone openly com:
act, it is still stated tl
exultation in certain directions over th*
an injunct it
there is secret
not know
i whether the structura
As stated it was by far
ill be rebuilt.
the finest school building in Sussex. It
■•ou Id h:
st onlv
$1,000 rnoro
tal expenditure
It is
ding in Wilraing- :
cost double that
nskillcd labor in
data very low price.
•t that the
» complet.; it.
roil Id liav
stated tin
T! is with t
li obtui
on the
ine building
s fo
•urks, at
ur Mi
- I
vis ted
«ver y
I, l
t t.

Miss !..
Ued Monday
nt tin
I .«rot her, James
Jr., No. v i
had been i!
her death
î she had
vhich she
cars old.
e her hip.
it filers of fruit brandy
in this Statu have bonded fir the manu
tijs year
r's total.
r pro
This is
i.i-.v.- •».
'• h
I hull
Jth tn»tj
A *. !"
:o IStb
Mi* I:
M. 1.
, FI
•pi »
- .!t 1N«
• of tho

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