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DELAWARE GAZETTE, i:sTAisi.isni:n nsu
Denounces the Iniquities of
the Federal Force Bill.
Mr. Lore Attacks the Tariff
And Show* It* Shameful anil tlnconsti
t ut louai Clii hh Legislation—
for No Mora Accidental Senators—Let
All Democrat* Take Car
and Vote—There Must. Be No Miscar
riage In Regard to the United State*
At 8 o'clock last night week the
First Voters Club filed into the Ope
House and took their seats in tho cc
tral balcony aisle. Ferns and palms
and other greenery adorned either wing
of the stage*, where also wore seen por
traits of Cleveland, Bayard, Gray and
A large gathering awaited tlio appear
of the ward clubs and the speakers
of the evening and listened to the dis
coursing of music by tho Opera House
orchestra. President C. T. It. Bates
called for three cheers for the Cleveland
First Voters (Hub, which were given
with a will. Quickly following, the
speakers of the evening and their escort
the platform. Among
Baltimore, Hon.
, Senator Gray, Dr. Wil
lard Springer, Samuel Bancroft, Jr.,
General Theodore F. Armstrong, and
those seated there
Isidor Raynor of
Charles B. Ï
Chairman Victor B. Woolley, of tlio
city Democratic association, introduced
Dr. Willard Springer, as chairman of
tlio evening. Tlio iattcr expressed his
thanks for tho compliment paid him.
Ho hoped to Rco Delaware back again,
next November asa staunch Democratic
State, and that there would lie
accidental senators here. Ho then intro
duced Congressman lsklt
I have come here, the speaker said,
at the invitation of your distinguished
senator, who lias been so faithful in the
performance of his duty, whoso spoken
record lias reflected so much credit
your State. | Applause|
"'j are perfectly willing to submit to
intelligent discussion of the present
campaign issues, and to abide by the re
suit. We are willing to meet the foe.
We believe the day is close at hand
when we shall be delivered from a yoke
of despotism.
most is our motto i
that this i
a government of the masses and not the
classes. And that no warrant of Federal
out the laws other than
and economically ad
ministered. The Republican party is a
government of the classes but, not of
the masses.
The tariff is an issue that you cannot
suppress. It lias been said we must not
reopen this question, that, it will
settle the business conditions of tho
country. But I tell you that business
issues will not settle until this question
is settled. The people will protest until
monopoly is driven from its throne. Of
course monopoly is against us. Money,
the tremendous power of centralized
wealth, is against us. With us, stronger
than all, stand the people. 'Die im
perishable people stand with us, revolt
ing in every place where the ballot is
The speaker then went, on to show
how that under the working of the
McKinley bill, while the manufacturer
has been benefited over and over again,
he has not made an effort to extend 11113 '
of those benefits to the employe.
What a picture! Mr. Alger laying
down tho tariff law on lumber, while
his workmen in the Michiga
are starving in the rigors of' a western
winter. This is protection to American
industries and tlio principle for which
hundreds of thousands marched fi> the
polls and voted for in 1888. 'Die prices
of consumption are going up instead of
coming down, i hear of the skilled
mechanic of the northern mills and tho
workingmen 01 the factories in the
middle states putting the question,
where is the increase iu their pay.
You claim for us, they say to the
tcctionists, tho difference between the
price of home and foreign labor. Now,
where is it ?
When the country was rent in civil
• a gentleman arose on the floor of
Congress and said tlio government must
have money and the people must have
the necessities of life. And the duties
must be put on the necessities.
To-day another arises and says the
monopolists of New England are knock
ing at the doors of Congress and asking
for an increase of the taxes. Columbus
JJelano, president ot the Wool Growers
Association, said, you shall not have
free wool. And Congress bowed i
sent. Following Delano came the
woolen manufacturers asking that ad
ditional duties be laid on low grades of
Why not, said the committee. Nobody
objects but the people. | Laughter. |
From Dakota came a geological opinion
that, tin exists there in the bowels of t he
earth. On the basis of this opinion
only, a demand was made for the pro
tection of this invisible industry, strug
gling yet unborn in the bowels of mother
Another Republican Senator, goaded
by his suffering constituents, modestly
asked whether a little additional duty
farm implements would not help.
What savs the farmer ? Does he ob
Why, amid the
the issues ? First and fore
indelible letters—
government of tiie people,
law can
11 carry
I ■
ject to a
indisputable advantages of protection
ho should not feel discomfort.
Let the revelry proceed. A mighty
is gathering in tlio west. In
telligence is spreading everywhere. At
every fireside the truth is being learned.
Every farmer is finding out tlio key to
his misfortune.
I plead for tho emancipation of
American commerce. I hail the day
when the flag «if the Republic shall tly
in every part of tho civilized globe. But
not limited to a reciprocal commerce—
a free interchange with ail the nations
of the world.
The Democratic party is opposed to
grants and subsidies at the expense of
of an American
policy. Of that of Secretary Whitney
$ and opposed to that of Secretary ilobc
son. The American navy should not
II be built witli subsidists' money,
till When the subsidy theory was at
HÜ» tempted in Germany all the ports
, the Baltic and the North Sea flow up i
There is »0 **xh record
■ 4
the people, who
it is in fav
subsidy in Great Britain. Our policy
should ho to take down the pirate sub
sidy flag and open the gates of com
merce wide to all the world.
The speaker then gave his attention
to the Force bill and its attendant evils
of hordes of deputy marshals and super
visors. What is this coercion bill ? 'They
»ay it is an honest enactment, for free
ballot and a fair count. 1 say it is a
dishonest bill for a fraudulent ballot
and a false count.
This infamous measure arrogates the
power to Federal officials of counting
the votes and certifying the returns to
The British Parliament's Trish Coer
cion bill was mildness itself compared to
this proposition. It means that a disrep
utable band of men shall ho decorated
with the badge of office and be partis:
to choose juries. Shall you commit your
brethren of the southern states to such
gentle care ?
The Force bill is not dead. It sleeps,
and the spirits of ltccd, Chandler and
Lodge are hovering over it. I say, fight
it by every parliamentary device possi
ble. Let the shackles of this cruel law
not be fastened on the South.
1 say that the same message, next
November, that tells of the return of a
Democratic House will toll the death
knell of this treasonable plot against the
people of this land. This is a battle for
constitutional government.
The speaker then proceeded i
investigation of the clauses in the
constitution which have been strained to
afford an appearance of legality for
excessive class legislation for tariff
union of states—or a pro
prietary group of Republic
Wo shall li ltd this out
us make
colonies ?
ixt month. Let
at this moment that tho
' country shall not bo
constitution of
What is this that has placed Grover
Cleveland (at the mention of the Démo
cratie nominee's name an ovation of
applause broke out) in the lofty position
he holds in party politics? Because
all occasions he has exhibited the strong
est evidence of political courage and
honesty. Neither tlio censure of foes
nor the interests of his friends ever
affect the policy ho lias chosen. He is
responsible to the people and to all the
people alone. For every enemy he has
made Cleveland has raised regiments of
true friends. It is not greatness in him.
There are plenty more shrewd, it, is
more than that,
courage to do what i
bravery to express condemnation and to
'ait the verdict, of the people.
At the close of his address the speaker
fas loudly applauded.
MU. Louie's AD DU ICSS,
It is c
right. It is the
Chairman Dr. Springer then intro
duced the II 011 . Charles B. Lore, who
was continuously cheered.
We have fought many a battle before,
the speaker said, and now tho two old
parties meet once more lace to face. Tiie
party lines are clearly laid down. Only
that man can pass who is honest. The
is not tariff, but that, shall we have
taiiff reform or tariff oppression, Cleve
land and Stevenson for reform or Harri
and Reid tor oppression.
With $400,000,01)9
government of
get it from t he pockets of tho people ex
cept by indirect taxation: It comes
from the people by insensible dribbles
first exacted at, the port of import.
The Republicans say that the masses
shall pay the tax and the few favored
ones go free.
The speaker then went Into
haustivo examination of the it«
McKinley tariff'. He demonstrated how
the higher rates of taxation are placed
tiie necessities of life while the lux
uries go free. The burthen is on the
poor and not on the rich.
of the McKinley tariff
act, comes from every direction. It is not
simply from MuoVeftgh and Gresham.
The breaking away is heard all over the
•Since the passage of the McKinley bill
in 1890 there have been strikes in 250
factories for tiie reason that tho pro
prietors wanted to reduce the wages of
the employes.
Where is tho workingman iu Wil
mington whose wages have been in
creased since the McKinley bill was
passed? [No one answered and the
by applause and
•s, there is
way to
of tho
s broke
I suppose, continued Mr. Lore, there
1,800 men before me. Is
there no Democrat whose wages have
been increased? Is Hier
can? Not even a Republican V
The speaker then turned to the, Force
bill. The United .States marshals and
supervisors are under this law
sponsible to no one. The state laws
rendered utterly nugatory. They could
not protect you from tin* loose and
malicious action of those officials.
He may point his pistol at your breast
and if he claims before the Federal judge
that he was acting in tho exercise of his
duty, no law of the state can touch him,
law of tlio United States can reach
Can it he that murder may bo
mitted and that there i
punish the perpetrator?
Mr. Lore then paid a glowing tribute
to Senator Gray's earnest efforts in tlio
Senate in opposition to such legislation
and the success with which lie battled
against it.
Ho added that the McKinley bill and
the Force bill are twin children. If tiie
Force bill passes, tho State of Delaware
will be blotted out.
lation by Delaware for Delawareans.
We want state autonomy. Wo don't
need Federal interference. We can well
take care of
Mr. I
law to
But we
•n interests.
e spoke with a strong appeal
that all Democrats register and then
vote. Delawareans want to see no more
[Cheers |
At the close of the addresses a vote of
thanks was 1 sod to the speakers. The
audience the
senatorial elections.
Captain O'Farrell, the speaker of the
evening, at the Republican meeting at the
Opera House Thursday, came upon the
platform escorted by I*'. Eden Bach, George
A. Elliott and Francis H. llofl'eckor just
ras playing the populur
"Grover, Grover, lour
Democratic air:
more years of t i
Mr. Bach stepped forward ami
nouncod that George A. Elliott would be
the chairman of the evening.
After expressing Ids regret that the gen
tleman he had expected to preside was
unable to be present Mr. Elliott said that
tlii»city isaeity of homes. Workingmen buy
tiieir homes here every day. Just so long
is, Wilmington will be a city
that favors the doctrine of protection.
The speaker asked to be allowed to make
explanation in regard to a statement
appearing in an evening paper. He then
ui the following dipping from tho
no of Thursday :
Tho Duiuourulic party is oppose«! tu graute
and subsidies at tho expense of tlio people,
who nro impoverished thereby. It is In favor
of un American policy. Of that of Secretary
Whitney and opposed to that of Secretary
Itobeson. Tlio American navy should not bo
built with subäidists' money.
Now this is the point, when Grover
Cleveland came i
power in '81. Mr.
Whitney was made Secretary of the Navy.
It was determined
chincry i . _ „
Monroe navy yards. Secretary Whitney
advertised that competition was
the world for this work. This was how
England was allowed to coine in and bid.
There were four bids : $2,700, $2,400, $2,300,
(Wilmington) and $1,700 (England). The
Democratic administration, of course, took
the bid of $1,700, that of an English firm.
The machinery was then sent ov
American machinists were surprised
lind that English firms could underbid
us. The Englishmen thought they could
find a market for their goods. They told
the people here, or at least it was so gath
ered. that the workmen who built this
English machinery earned from $8 to $0
a week wages. This was while our machin
ists were getting from $13 to $18. Now, if
protection were taken off, what would
machinists do? When the present ad
ministration came in President Harrison
announced that the navy machinery con
tracts were only for Americans.
Chairman Elliott then introduced Captain
O'Farrell. 1 invite the intention, said the
speaker, of those who honestly differ with
me as well as those who agree. Alter pay
ing some pretty broad compliments to the
evident intellectuality of his audience,
their broad brows anu the general impres
of respectability with which he was
impressed, Captain O'Farrell told the
Democrats who were present that he gave
them credit for the same patriotic inten
tions that he claimed for himself. No per
goes to the polls and deposits a vote to
injure his country. All we ask is a fair
discussion along honest truthful lines.
I've been tula that this is a Republican
city. Why is there such a grea
this with so many whisky shops? I« this
a Republican eitv ? it is a city of homes,
and, therefore, Wilmington is Republican.
The Democrats of Wilmington get their
majorities in the districts where you dare
not leave your coat unbuttoned for fear of
having your watch taken from you.
They say that we can't make tin ! Why,
we can make anything, from a needle to a
if we can't manufactures
the world. According to
and Fortress
city as
tin. Why, the Americans u:
the tin made in
the last United States treasury report, we
Have 42 companies in successful operation
manufacturing tin.
I'm alter building a house of my own in
Washington and I used nothing hut
tin on the roof. The last quar
ter of this fiscal year we made 8,000,000
pounds of tin in this country.
There's nothing that makes a Democrat
madder than »0 tell him on the street
that another tin shop has started up.
The other day the papers came out. with
the news that a tin factory in Worcester
had busted up. The evening papers cor
rected the statement by explaining that it
was in Worcester, England, not Worcester,
We hav
lidates. Both :
. [AppluuseJ. I ci
word this evening against G rover Cleve
land. I Applause]. Now, I've nothing
say about liarrisou. I Applause j. The
speaker then took up the question of
tariff. I
Nor am I in soarch
Ben. Harrison. Captain O'Farrell then
started iu with an indication of explaining
what ids special business is, when lie sud
denly switched off', and elevating his voice,
called out, I'm not getting a cent for this
speech to-night.
Turning to the question of free ships,
the speaker said that a man who is in
favor of them aught to he ashamed of
himself, lie is no friend to the working
a member of Congress.
! a fat office from
A ship that would cost $109,000 in this
city could be built on the Clyde for $250,
. This is caused by the'cheap labor
over there, it costs 97 per cent in labor
and 3 per cent iu raw material. And they
would have us pay our workingmen the
wages as this foreign labor.
A speaker
was Mr. L
statement. He didn't tell the truth. Tell
him I said so. The tariff is 10 per cent.
It is 10 cents per dozen. Haven't ! got a
pretty good suit of clothes on ? It was
made in America, not in London. My
watch was made in Boston—better thaii
the old silver turnip your grandfather
brought over here from Liverpool !
The Democrats know as much about the
McKinley bill as they do about the Bible.
I find some
su ries of life
this platform. I think it
,w. V., said there is a 40 per cent
knives and forks. It is a false
good «»id Democratic
in the list «)f s's. 1 find
spirits" are taxed there. Is it any wonder
• Democratic friends would howl?
Here the speaker invited anyone in the
l ask Dim questions
audience to net 111»
on the tariff. N«
Democratic friends, he added,
round the corner and say what 1 said i
It has been the policy of the Republican
party, ever since the war, to take the bur
den off the back that could not hear it and
place it upon the back best able to bear it.
The result is that the American
s the least taxed of
The Democratic dudes wear
English broadcloth, Scotch tweed, and
French casai mere. These
who pay the tariff and they do it volun
Grover Cleveland knows as much about
tariff as a
He i:
they make him out to be.
1 captured many prisoners during tiie
late war. But I often pitied them in their
poor hoiuespuu clothing. Up in their
mountains they could mako nothing for
themselves, but were dependant
foreigner for their needs.
y in the world,
thing but
the fellows
cow knows about navigation,
a statesman, lie is not what
tho ocean dotted with
the white sails of ships laden with the
products of other countries. If any let
them be American. When our people
were feeding ai public soup-houses in New
York and in Philadelphia and they saw
emigrants coming into Castle .Garden
and offering to work for next
1 don't want to s
■hanios blamed the poor emigrants
when they should have blamed tho Demo
cratic administration.
But the llepuhlicui
party opened their
them. Why, they said,'should
you go round shooting landlords for 9
10 acres when you can got SO acres here ft
The Irish have a right to go down
their knees ami pray for Lincoln and the
Republican party for passing the In
stead law. By this Republican policy,
the close of the war, 12.000,000 emi
grants have come to this happy land.
•Iuvenil« R«r«>rmatory Inmates«
Census bullet iu No. 204 shows the
offenses charged against the inmates of
juvenile reformatories June 1st., 1890.
In Delaware there were 45male inmates
of sucli institutions. Of these 39 were
charged with offenses against public
policy (11 vagrants and 28 incorrigibles)
and four were accused of larceny ami
two of doublo crimes. The ages of tho
accused were as follows: Nine years,
1; 10 years, 2; 11 years, 1; 12 years, 2: 13
years, 0; 14 years', 4; 15 years, 8; 10 years,
9; 17 years, i'>; 18 years, 1; 19 years, 1; 20
years, 1. There w
female i
Reuni«>n of Veterans.
Tito ninth annual reunion of the 07th
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,
will be held iu this city October 22d.
There will lie a business meeting at 10
.. ... tiie headquarters of d 11 Pont
Post, G. A. R., after which there will bo
a short parade. At 1.30 p. in. there
will be a banquet iu Eden Hall. A
camp-lire will be held at ui^ht.
Tlio N«»w Clerk Sworn In—Amendment to
the ISnihling Ordinance Offered— Itou*
Thursday night's session of Uity Council
was devoted almost entirely to tlio transac
tion of routine business. .Solomon Mersey,
the new clerk, entered upon his duties,
and was complimented for performing
them well.
The city treasurer reported $10,639 in
Union National Bank to iho credit of cur
rent expenses and §26,236.60 in each of the
four depository hanks to the same credit,
making u tetal deposit of $101,546. He
also reported the following receipts: F
Collector Sayers, $150, city and school
taxes for this year; from Collector
Mitchell, $110.07, similar taxes for the
period; from City Auditor Billany,
$250, one quarter's rent from City Market
House Company; from Administrator
Meaiey, $225, city and school taxes for last
year; from the four depository banks,
$5.000 euch, to transfer to the active bank.
The city auditor certified to the correct
ness of tlie accounts of the city treasurer
and the secretary of tiie Board of Direct.»
of the Street and Sewer Department.
During September the board received
$3,280.42 and expended $64,014.42. It lias
in bank $63,862.45 to the credit of current
expenses und $77,200,72 to the credit of
paving and improving streets.
The report of the clerk of the registry
bureau was received and ordered recorded
1 filed.
To the committee on public buildings,
the building inspector, the city engineer
1 the city solicitor was referred a com
munication from Shields' Library Associa
tion, stating that the building inspector
had pronounced as a violation of city ordi
nance a bay window which the association
desires to put on the hall which it is erect
ing on Sixth street between Orange and
Tatnall, to which ruling the organization
has taken exception.
To the finance committee was referred a
petition from W. Adams, asking that he
be returned $4, the cost of a building per
which he obtained but which ho has
not used and does not intend to use. A
communication from Joseph F. Jenkins,
asking that he he refunded overpaid
amounting to $7.18, was refetred
from Joseph L. Carpe
the refunding of overpaid t:
Colonel William B. Norton, chief mar
shal of the Columbus Day parade, was
allowed the privilege of the floor and
asked that tlie bailiff be permitted
Columbus Day to strike the city ball bull
13 times, one stroke cacti for the 13
original states, the striking to begin at 2
p. m and the strokes to be at intervals of
half a minute each, lie referred
scattering when a procession is being
formed and said one tap of the bell will do
•li good as 5o marshals. At the
first tap of the boll, he explained, the
will get in position and at the 13th tap the
parade will start. His request was granted.
Mr. Thoruus introduced the following :
An ordinance to furttior nm«u<l au ordinaace
ont I tloil an onliuaiioo to pro vein me «ruction
removal of tram« building:' within certain
limits of
Council as follows: Amend tlio lirst section of
said ordinance by adding to th« und of tlio sec
tion tlio following: Provided, turnover, that iu
brick or stone single
erected in
ir, Jr., requesting
•clîiiiU'd by the
building which shall horuufior
elly, as unit tho mum walls
nut ho loss than iu loot 1 r
•adjoinmu' ownin', it shu 1
uso wood or woodnu shingles above the Hist
tho root', gables, bay
the line of l.ud of
bo unlawful
bow windows.
It w
given first and second readings
and referred to the law committee and the
city solicitor.
pro y un
Report of Its Operatious Li
The Provident Society presents tho
following report of its work, in co-oper
ation with the Associated charities, for
the year ended September 30th, 1892 :
On hand October 1st, 1891
Annual subscript)
Manager's subscript!
Associate members..
Garments sold.
Sale «)t household goods
,.$ 341.29
Employment work...
Perpetual loan.......
Rent of rooms.
Treasurer's expenses.
.Sick expenses.
,.$ 900.67
Balance, October 1st, 1892.
.$ 1,1
Applications for assistance were made at
the central office and the following were
attended to by the Provident Society:
Number of women helped by sowing, 106;
number of women helped by emergency.
33. (in January 5th the s«jcicty opened
rooms for employment in the Associated
Charities building, keeping them open
until the first week in April. During this
time 678 orders were given for sewing and
1,359 garments made,
saleswomen also at the rooms,
of need, given away. On the emergency
fund 55 orders for groceries and clothing
were given, also 27 pairs of shoes. Thank
ing its contributors lor their generous help
in past seasons tho society trusts for a con
tin nation of their liberal support during
the coming winter. Miss Margaret Barr,
President; Mrs. A. 1). Warner, Vice-presi
dent; Mrs. S. E. Johnson. Treasurer; Miss
Alice D. Lobdell, Secretary.
•ere sol. I by
Wator I'oivor Development.
Mr. Thomas Green of this city,
tractor of mills, dams, Ac., lias just
plcted the construction of a paper mill
ut Beaver Dam, I'a., for C. S. Garrett A
Son of Philadelphia, Pa. We under
stand the mill is as complete in its ar
rangements and substantial iu structure
as any in the state. Mr. Green makes a
specialty of mill work and developing
water power, anil has done a good deal
of work on tho Brandywine,the.Susque
hanna and other streams
the construction of the extensive plant
of tho Pennsylvania Steel Company at
Sparrows Point, Md.
lie \va>
T f.
• years in superintending
Nelson M. Richards. ag«*«l 38 ye:
road carpenter employe«!
railroad, while at
Monday week, had an :
by a large cross-tie falling off
him. lie was taken to tlic Johns Hopkins
Hospital, where lie «lied last Monday t*
ing. He was well-known in this city,
well-liked by all who knew him.
funeral will take pla« e in Baltimore to
morrow afternoon. All ins friends who
intend to atteiul tiie funeral
to rail at the
ami Walnut streets, this city, this evening,
to make arrangements to attend in a body.
work in Baltimore,
and leg broken
n th-west corner of .Second
Lstublish 11 Title.
The property of the Dorroh minors at
Pennsylvania avenue and Vcsev street, was
sold at 1 1 iu court house Thursday to
William C. Spruance f
sale was made to establish minors' title.
24. ' The
The Christiana Democratic club of East
White Clay Creek, lias been presented with
a beautiful national Hug by Mrs. 14. li.
Marshall and other ladies.
JosMph Pyle, Groat Kivne
tin* G reut Council o.' t in
Imp'd <>. R. M., lias bee« i
Pa., U <! last two days. ;
Red Men's celebrati«
veisary of the discovery of America,
of Wampum
United States,
1 Norristown,
Fipating in the
i of the -tooth
The Most Imposing Pageant
of the Century.
Twenty Floats and FiveThou
sand Wheelmen.
A Triumphant Mareli That Eclipsed
Mardi G
the Veiled Prophet
Splendor—Viewed by Thousands
New York, Oct. 13.—Last night the
greatest feature of the Columbus celebra
, the civic pagent, came off, and
eclipsed the splendors of the ('re
Uily's Mardi (iras and the Veiled Prophet.
About tho heroic statue of their hero, the
Italians made special holiday. And with
services from which even the great proces
sions could detract nothing iu interest and
attendance—for the crowd far surpassed
all powers of elocutionary long range
shooting—they paid iu the warm, Latin
tribute of loving homage which
must have risen past the barriers and
brought incense to that undiscovered coun
try where the spirit of Columbus dwells
ing other great souls. The triumph of
Columbus, so fin
it so is complete.
New York c
The civic parade in the evening was as
attractive as any feature of the celebration.
There were 26 floats fantastically illumi
nated. Preceding the parade
wheelmen. Each wheel carried a lantern
and each rider had a small Chinese lantern
suspended from a light bamboo stick. Alt
along t he li
play of fireworks. The citizens obeyed tho
wishes of the committee
their houses, and some of the streets looked
as if they were burning up.
"Tho Car of Fi
: Miere
,as a continuous dis
beautiful y
Mon, led the long line, and was followed
by a hand of prehistoric Americans. In
.as renre- 1
this car the winged deity F:
seated as Hying over the Western hemis
vent of the Columbus celebration.
After this group c:
I 'The Car of tim S
all nations the ad
i another banner
* Age" was sur
led by early inhabitants of this con
tinent, while otiicrs were represented as
lighting with giant turtles, hears and
In float No. 3 the TolteC :
were seen in the act of sacrificing a victim
at the foot of a smoking pyramid, while I
near burning altars of incense Aztec war- ;
riors were supposed to be worshiping the !
genius of the sun. The band of tiie |
Twelfth Regiment followed.
Tlio fourth limit, entitled "Victory of
Genius," was presented by the leading
Italian society of this city, by whom it was
The "Statue of Columbus
next, representing homage to Columbus,
tiie great mariner, as he is greeted! by
history and fame. <)n tiie front ol the car
was seated America, with Spain and Italy
either hand. Tiie Fourteenth Regi
Band followed, and then ci
group representing Cortez, Pizarro, Ameri
cas Vespucius, Ponce de Leon, Cabot and
other great mariners.
Following c
body of Spanish
knights, then the cortege of King Ferdi
nand ami Queen Isabella, the Spanish
horseback, and then a model of
•el Santa Maria drawn by sailors,
with the a
a display which
the crowd». Queen Isabella
canopy borne by four knights i
inproval of
do under a
l was followed by a gorgeous
retinue of lords and ladies of'Iberia. Tiie
costumes were really magnificent, and de
serving of all the approbation they re
To witness the wonderful parade of
which such floats as these were prominent
parts New York and her 500,066
visitors were packed along and about a
line of parade. It seemed as if 5.000,000
instead of 3,OOO,009 people had gathered to |
watch I he last great sight, of the three-duys
series of events celebrating the discovery
of America.
Shortly after 8 o'clock the different
take part in tho pa
rade had mustered at and about the Bat
tery and tiie lower part of Broadway, and
tho police beg:
The way was cleared, and the crowd waited,
but the profession did not appear. The
crowd waited patiently, hoping that
spoil the show,
porter hunted up
and down the long line trying to find the
cause of the delay,
found it.
It was all a matter of Queen Isabella's
"The Goddess of Liberty has taken
my tights." exclaimed Queen Isabella,
"and l'in not going to sit with Ferdinand
wearing an Indian squaw's dress."
was spoken on float No. 5 of the allegorical
it, as the procession was being
i. Queen Isabella, who is Mary Mu
other clays, told the truth; son
body had taken lier costume, and, bel'<
site could get a suitable one, there
Queen Isabella w
trouble. It seemed as though
characters could find his or her particuh
But finally the procession moved
if nothing had happened.
The Columbian celebration in New York
was brought to a close Thursday night by a
banquet in the Lenox Lyceum. The
most prominent figure in the beautiful
hail was cx-l'resideiit Cleveland. Among
tho other distinguished persons present
Vice-president Morton, Secretary of
Foster, Secretary of the Treasury
Foster and other members of the Cabinet.
bodies who w
dear the line of march.
thing had happened
Associated Press ri
length he
r, the only 0110 in
of the
1 ns t ill bit i 1111 of Olllcei'*.
Grand Master George M. Fisher and
staff installed the following officers of
Jefferson Lodge,l.O.O.F.Thùrsday even
iug: N. G., ileury Viagosfki; V. <«.,
H. B. Wilhelm; A. S., Michael Via
gosfki; S., Charles L. Bord nur; Troas.,
George R. Greenwood; R. S. N. G.,
James R. Wright; L. S. N. G., Thomas
Millikin; Warden, George
Uietor, David D«
V. G., S. F. Marshall;
G., N. B. F
McBride; R. S. S., John Baxter.
Deputy Grand Master James F. Price
and staff installed the following officers
{ J.
L. S.' X.
. G., Thomas
of Asylum Lodge: N.
Collins; V. G., John B. Lloyd; R. S., S.
T. Forrest; 1*. &, James H. Appleby;
Tiens., C. P. Maroney; R. S. N. G., J.
AdamMertz.; L. 8 . N. G., \Y. Buckmns
tor; O. G., Samuel B. Knee; Chaplain,
Thomas C. Appleby; Warden, Alex
Hudson. Dr. E. W. Cooper, James H.
Appleby and George C. Morton, dele
gates to the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
gave an account of their western trip.
}., Is:
SpoclalCorroBpuD'luuL'e of (iazetto and Juurnal
ri.E, Oct. 13.—A pretty wedding
St. Peter's K. U. Church
New Castle.
New ('
was celebrate«!
this morning, the contracting parties being
'Thomas Leonard and Miss Anna J.
Brannan. both of this city. The Rev.
Father E. 1,. Brady officiated. Thomas
Begley acted as best man ami Miss Mary
lieonurd was bridesmaid. After a reccp
the Dohbinsviile Hotel, this even
uple will leave for au ex
ing, the happy
tended bridal t
It Was a (iront Success—Tlio Organiza
The Reading Hose Company, numbering
62 men, of Reading, J'a.. arrived in this
city atlU.oO o'clock,a.iu.,Thursday,prepara
attending the convention and pa
le of firemen at New Castle in the after
. The Reading men reached this city
by special train over the Wilmington &
Northern railroad. They were met at the
station by a delegation of the Phrcnix F
Company, whose guests they were while in
this city. The visitors wore accompanied
by the well-known Ringgold Band of
Reading, numbering 32 pieces.
From the railroad station they
escorted to the city hall, where speech
making took place. The line of march
was along Front street to Market, and tip
that thoroughfare to the city hall. The
visitors marched beautifully along Market
street, and with military precision made
their way to the place where they were to
he received and given the hospitality of
the city. Their inarching received much
applause on the route and was admired by
all, who appreciated their excellent mili
tary training.
At. the city hall steps, City Solicitor
Charles M. Curtis, iu the absence of Mayor
Willey, welcomed the visitors to the city
and was followed by Mayor Merrit of
Rending, who accompanied the Reading
hoys and who, in a few brief remarks,
thanked the local firemen and the citizens
for the hospitality shown the visitors. In
response to repeated crie< Henry ('.Turner
spoke oil behalf of the Phœriix company, by
From the city hall the firemen proceeded
to the house of the Phienix Fire Company I
1 at 11 o'clock, John IS. .Spears of th ,
Reading company, on behalf of that coni > s,
«my, presented t'o John I'atterson of the
'ho'mix. a handsome poodle dog, which
the latter accepted in words fitting the oc
casiou. Refreshments having been served
all made their way to Willis' Hotel, where
dinner was prepared, after which the
Reading company presented to the mem
hers of the Phtetux company a large
picture of the Reading firemen.
At 12.30 o'clock all repaired to the c«
house, from which place t lie visitors and
the IMeenix company proceeded
railroad station, where a special train was
iu readiness lor them. They left for New
castle shortly after 1
List of Prizes Awarded.
the Wilmington firemen, accompanied
1 by their guests, assembled at the court.
1 house at 1.3t>u'clock, from which place the
march was made down Market street to the
Philadelphia, Wilmington A Baltimore
railroad station.
The procession was headed by the
Company, and with them
was the First Regiment Band. Then
came the Ringgold Band and the Reading
Hose Company, who in turn were followed
l»v the Friendship Eire Company
Hyatt's Military Band. The Washing
Company came next and after them
Band and the
'ompaiiy. Last of all
marched a delegation of the Old Volunteer
Firemen of Philadelphia, including sev
eral old veterans from that city.
ade, with the handsomely
Pho-nix Fi
I ),'•
! '* ecc:
red the Weec
■ Fi
The small 1
very pleasing
unformed firemen, made
appearance, and was warmly applauded
by the spectators along the line of march.
New Castle, Oct. 14.—The* firemen's
parade, yesterday afternoon, was Mu* great
est demonstration ever seen in New Castle,
1 passed off without a hitch from tirst
Tiie procession was dismissed at 5.30
o'clock at the Lonape's new engine house,
and all the participants sat down
elaborate spread provided by the W. C. T.
U. ladies, on the lawn of tiie Leslie estate.
This was followed by the dedicati
the new quarters of the Leuape Company.
The City Cornet Band played an appro
priate selection and the engines were
housed by the Wecoucoe's horses, and the
firemen came in iu single lilt.*. Henry (J.
Turner was introduced and spoke interest
ingly for about 10 minutes. The reply on
behalf of Lenupe Company was made by
John H. Rodney, who said that the Wil
mington Fire De;
finest and most effective in the country.
He also complimented the Lenupe C
puny for its enterprise and congratulated
the members on entering their new home.
Last evening Samuel II. Black, W.
Marvin Truss, James J. Megan, B. Frank
Blackburn and Sheriff Simmons, tiie
judges who viewed tiie parade at a point
unknown to the firemen, met and awarded
tiie following prizes to the various com
Largest number of men in line, $50 in
gold, to the Weccaooe Company of Wil
mington, 68 men.
Heaviest fireman, gold chain, Daniel
Webster Blakley, Freudship Company,
251 pounds.
Cleanest and neatest horses ami engine,
pair of shoes for the driver. Liberty
puny, Wilmington, John Dougherty.
Biggest l'eet, $10 rug, G. Harry Simmons,
chief warden of county jail, and member
of Friendship Company.
Best nmrcfiing company, silver pitcher,
Reading Hose Company.
Ugliest man in Leuape Company, box of
cigars, Bailiff Frank Rainey.
Marshal of best marching company,
John u. Beck, Reading.
Smallest fireman in line, box of cigars,
G. 11. Blest, 5 feet 3 inches, 1 'li
Largest number of men in line, exclud
ing Wilmington companies, Reading Hose
Company, box of imported cigars.
Handsomest in:
James J. Toner, lb-pound cake.
Handsomest man in line, U. Harry Sim
mons, Friendship, first,.lex champagne;
George W. Sasse, Washington, second;
William Hutchinson of Delaware City,
as one of the
ape Company,
The annual session of Delaware State
Firemen's Association was licit! in the
Opera House, beginning at 12.10 o'clock.
President John Palfrey presided
T. Harrison occupied the secretary's
desk. The minutes of the last session
were read and adopted.
Michael T. <
the committee
stated that he had received
•ay, the only member of
credentials present,
and asked that t he committee be continued.
The reijuest was granted.
Amos A. East burn moved that the asso
ciation a«lj
brief discussion he witlnlrew the
The president announced that according
to the constitution credentials should be
sent to the secretary threedays previous to
a convention.
J. O. Jolis of Middletown and J. J.
added to the
,*o weeks. After
Dugan of Wilmingt
Recess for 10 minutes was taken.
When the association reconvened tho
:d thatcro
ials had beeu received from tho lln
:, Washington and
, the Delaware City
of Mid
committee on credentials
. Pirn-nix. Ft
Liberty of Wilmingt
«»I' Delaware City, tiie Voiuiue
dletowu and the Lenupe of New Castle.
About 30 delegates were present. The re
port was accepted ami tiie committtee dis
charged. An invitation to lunch at f'
Lenupe's engine house after adjournment
i ' 1 ■ •
The association adjourned about 1 o'clock
to meet in the Washington engine house,
Wilmington, next Thursday evening.
After adjournment the association was
escorted by the city Cornet Baud of New
Castle to the Lenupe's headquarters.
Among the prominent Wilmingtonians
who viewed the parade were Senator
George Gray, II. 0. Turner, Pierce Gould,
Councilman M. T. Dannenberg. William
11. Quinn, Archibald Given, B. Frank
Townsend, James H. Boggs and Walter H.
The fifth annual ball of the Leuape Fire
Company, last night, at the Opera House,
was a very successful affair. The grand
march enrumenred at 16
John A. Dorris and wife of this city, ft
lowed by about HO «roupies. The ( .'it y
i net Band played the march and tho Irma
•clock, led bjr
orcheetra furnished the dance music.
Daucing was commenced and continued
with slight intermission until daylight
this morning. Lunch was served at mid
night. The costumes worn by some of the
ladies present were very elaborate.
Sheriff Simmons entertained the mem
bers of the Friendship Company at dinner
at his residence yesterday afternoon. "1 he
sheriff was formerly a member of this
The Kin
Wiierkas, By the previous outrageous
assessment of fictitious negro names, and
by the personation of such supposed per
sons by unknown negroes in many eases,
I tax receipts have been fraudulently oh
tnined, thus rendering it ditlicult to detect
s, u:h frauds; therefore, lie it
That rewards be offered by this
committee for information leading to the
detection und conviction of negroes
illegally registering
notice of such
following f
crutic '
ggold Band gave a line concert
hall square just previous to the
glcsby s Band also gave a short
" the visiting tire
home» early iu tlie
evening, but many remained over for (lie
in the city
parade. O,
concert. Â majority
left for their
The Démocratie Comity Committee Offers
Rewards for Information Leading to file
Detection of Frauds Upon the Ballot.
At the last meeting of the Democratic
executive committee of New Castle
county, the following preamble and
resolution were adopted :
W h Kubas, This committee lias learned
that efforts
publican managers
portât ion and colon!zatii
others states
i being made by the Re
thin county by im
f negroes from
sL ex pres
sion uf choice by the peuple of this county;
defeat the li<
voting, and that a
rewards be issued in the
, published in the Demo
now until election day,
roll by liant I bills dis
each Thursday until
c papers iron
advertised as
tribitted or posted
While Uug;«"e«l ii
.ill* Ills Sister.
A terrible tragedy occurred yesterday
:ar Whitfcml, West White
land township, I'a. The victim was
.Miss Jennie Viola Moyer, tin* 16-vears
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Moyer, Sr. 'Die
•eident was caused by
the premature explosion of a gun in the
hands of her brother, and which lie
supposed was not loaded.
Samuel Moyer, Jr., the brother of the
dead girl, had been traveling about the
country with a caroussel during the
sturnod Iu
•eek. The family all reside in a
little white house belonging f<» the estate
of the Thomas Brothers but which,
together with a number of others close
ïcupied by tiie employes of
l only
: Tues
Kersey Shoemaker.
When Samuel Moyer, Jr., had arisen
1 partaken of his breakfast he went
the garret and procured an old
zie-loading shotgun. This he took down
in the kitchen and commenced cleaning,
preparatory, ns lie states, to having it
repaired at the blacksmith shop. He
didn't know it was loaded. Jennie was
standing at a table a few feet away from
where he had taken a seat, and was
ly engaged in washing tiie break
dishes. Tho old gun was covered
fast 1
with rust and Samuel accidentally
struck the trigger with his elbow, result
ing in the gun being discharged, the
entire charge taking effect in Jennie's
right ear. A large portion of her head
was blown off and pieces of her skull
-by wall and
• a portion of the ceiling. Miss
Moyer fell lifeless to the tiuor, and her
life-blood hail in a few seconds almost
entirely covered the same.
When lier brother realized what he
had done he screamed at the top of his
voice. IIis mother and his sister, Mrs.
Welcr, had been engaged in washing in
an outer kitchen, and immediately after
the explosion they rushed in to see what
had occurred. They
upon observing the lifeless body of
Jennie lying upon the floor, a great por
tion of her head blown to atoms and her
body covered with blood.
A few hours later an inquest was held
and a verdict of accidental death ren
The scene at the house au hour after
the accident occurred was sickening in
the extreme. Jennie's lifeless holy,
covered with blood, was still lying
where it had fallen when the fatal shot
was fired. In lier hand she held a dish
cloth and on the table were a lot of
dishes, several of them broken, which
she lmd just been engaged in washing
previous to tiie accident. As stated
above, portions of her brain and skull
wore bespattered over the walls. After
the charge had passed through her head
it entered the wall alongside a clock and
a portion of it also struck the clock, but
it never stopped ticking.
The lather,mother, sisters and brothers
of Jennie were almost distracted. The
brother who caused the accident was
lying with his head in his aged mother's
lap sobbing piteously, while the father
and sisters also felt the sad death keenly.
They could not be pacified.
and brain pasted
W ir 1.1 ~ I t.t', 11 tl(in. i
C'ofïVyville Was I*
Dalton Avenger» a
Not C
Coffey villi;, Kansas. Oct. 14. —It was 9
o'clock yesterday morning when a
sago was received from Chief Detective
Dodge of the Wells-Fargo Express (
puny, who in company with another de
tective lias been on tho trail of the Dalton
gang for the past two months, giving in
formation of a third attempt upon the
town by the friends of the Daltons. Tho
message was sent from Wharton, S. I).
Upon the receipt of the message arrange
Kivu till ntlmkuiK
reception. A volunteer com- ;
.gun 1 zed to defend the town, j
'ronnnent among its members.was livery
man .lames h. tiprars, win. ilnl such «mil |
execution with his nllo Uiirni« tlic altm a |
last, week, inclut;« lift three .il l lie Halt.,us :
,, .1 nnootes. VV ineliester nues I
were collected from all the gun.-y »re* and
from private citizens, bnt there were not
endugh to go around.
Intense excitement prevailed all thr
> stranger was allow«
dial longed. There wer«
I all the evening of ap
aeking parlies, but they all
were made
tiie night.
A p:
the low
pass the lines
rumors all day :
turned out to be baseless
•all» of Mis* Vliirciic« lî. Parry.
Miss Florence B. Parry died last night
sidence of her father,
Illness of a few days.
week at the
William J. Parry, No. 818 V*
street, after :
She was in her 23d v
•mber of West Church choir. Hei
funeral was held Friday and was pri
Oiltl Felton s 1 11 -,t allot ion.
The officers-elect of Reynold's Encamp
ment. No. 3, 1. O. ( ». F., wore installed >
Tuesday week by Grand Patriarch E. j
W. Jester and staff. Canton Delaware,
Patriarchs Militant, was present, ami acted
the grand officers and gave I

beauty to the uereutoniea.
The Wires Down and Rail
road Traffic Stopped.
Trains Wrecked and Several
Men Injured.
A Contlurtor Blown From Ills Train Down
a Steep Embankment—Train* Belated
anil Their Location* Unknown
Worst Storm Ever Known on the Union
Denver, Col., Oct 14.—The Republican
received a special from Cheyenne at I
o'clock this morning, which
îarly two days the
storm ever known on the Uni
line has been raging here arid as far west
as Ogden, Utah. In all directions telegraph
ras cut off until to-nigh
when this dispatch was sent through
temporary wire.
All railroads have been blocked, the cuts
being lillou with snow, which in some
places was piled up 18 feet. Snow plows
have been hard at. work between Granite
1 La rami, tho snow being live feet deep
the level at the Sutter place. A half
dozen west-bound trains have been tied up
here all »lay, but left after the return of
the snow plow.
To-day three coach loads of people pulled
from the west in three sections, with
follow. The Chicago & Northern
is entirely blocked, telegraph commuuica
liehig cut off. No one knows where
the belated trains arc. Two days have
elapsed since the/oad wi
At Granite (':
•wed in.
Conductor Roberts
yesterday was blown off the platform of a
• und burled down a 15-foot embank
ment, the deep snow saving his life.
: being received of immense
loss of cattle and hors
< 'olorado and in Wyoming. Thousands of
dollars worth of these animals are known
t<> have perished ami it is estimated that
almost a third of the cattle and horses on
the ranges have been destroyed by the
An unknown dead
the side of the railroad traek near Greeley,
Col., yesterday, lie had perished from
the effects of the storm.
ras found by
At Eli
railed by striking a su
doctor King bad both i
his brother,
lured skull. A few 111
freight train, which w:
the wreck, the engineer being
: blinding
•er Howe was ter
Pacific train was
1 bank and Con
broken, while
brakeman, received a frae
i mites later another
1 ni
following the first
tillable to see i
ribly scalded. The
slowly at the time of the
groat damage was «loue to t he rolling stock
Luter in fite day in the I.into vur*l ,
;er A Ri
ras fatally injured by being I
from the top 01 :
ins head
vere running
tiie fn
eighitig scales.
Ebilci. :
At U
triau, blinded by the .*
his footing and was instantly killed.
and wind, lost
fools Who Trioil
Serious Acciilc
tu Un toll a Moving Trail
•t. 13.—Dr. Jam«
\ Miller
New Y
or No. 7
streets, th:
celebration, started about 1:
this morning on their trio In
of the Central railroad of New Jersey.
As they landed from I lie ferry boat at
Communipaw a Philadelphia train was
ring nut.of the depot 1
to overtake it. The rearea
out of the front end of thetrai
street, P
liier of 1
's to the • 'i !
in dose pur-nit plunge,
excavation between the tracks known a>
tin* "steam pit." about L
filled with water, '
the hot ashes and live coals frotu the loco
motives and in which the water at the
* was scalding hot.
Chandler was in the lead and plunged
fuel deep and
in, and Dr. Miller fell on top of him. They
were soon rescued and taken to the City
Hospital in an ambulance. Clu
badly injured about the shoulders and
body and Dr. Miller was badly scalded
about the feet ami legs.
Her wt
DA VO HT hits
i Demon
lie pres«.'
tho U
Those Who
Original States i
Chicago, Oct. 13.—The thirteen original
states will be represented in the parade
next Thursday by thirteen young ladies
descendants of the revolutionary fathers.
They have been named by tho national
commissioners, as follows:
.Miss Cornelia Jackson. Atlanta, Gn.;
y Can by, Wilmington, Del.; Mrs.
E. D. Gillespie. Philadelphia, Pa.; Miss
Eliza C. Chase. Providence, R. 1.; Miss
Jane Mill, Baltimore, Md.; Miss Mildred
Murphy Mel'heters, Raleigh, N. (\; Miss
Eliza Trumbull Robinson, Hartford,Conn.;
Miss Emily G. D. Stevens. East Orange, N.
J.; Mis* Elizabeth Pinckney, Dangerlield,
Va.; Miss Stephen Decatur, Portsmouth,
Miss M:
N. C
Smith Carolina ami Massachusetts have
not responded. Mrs. Cleveland w;
nated to represent New York.
The Papal Delegates Here.
New York, Oct. 13.—Archbishop Haw
teller and Mgr. J. (>'( onner. the Catholic
delegates that arrived here yesterday
i til" Majestic fr.im II, .nie, left
I New \ork at 9 o'clock this morning for
Baltimore. They went in a special car.
companied by a committee and Cardinal
Gibbons. The delegates will visit Wash
interview with Sec re
ar y of State Foster regarding their mis
oi«l Tonne**«** "'Hi be Re presented.
Cmcv.o Oct 11 —Tho schooner Maria,
ail, n',. tl ,, s ; carrying exhibits for tlio
; \v,,rl«i's Fair, arrived in port last evening.
j ti„> cruft is loaded with products of East
■ 1 v mil .s««. e . including gold, silver, copper,
| /i]u . al „,kinds uf marble. "The boat
| , Vils h „ Ut , it t | 10 c i tv Q f Clinton, oil the
: alllch rivcr ," saiil Skipper Bettes. "I did
I the work invself because our state appro
jn-iuiod no money for an exhibit at the
\ v ,, rW - s alM J \ did not want old Ten
sion to this country. They :
by the Dope to thoroughly examine the
condition «if the Catholic church
United .States.
nessce to be
Shot Mint Killed by a Woman.
. Oct. 13.—Fritz Schmidt, a bar
i instantly killed at
rning by Grace Smith,
ôman with whom lie ha*i been living
■ last
keeper, was shot
early hour this
up to three weeks ago. They
night ami went to his home, where they
quarreled. Tiie woman drew a pistol and
shot three bullets into Schmidt's body.
Syndicate. "
. 14..The Commercial «
Gazette says that capitalists «if Chicago
trying to negotiate for all the stock yards
and slaughter houses in Cincinnati, with a
combining them all i
known what
Make 1» G
chances lor success.
it i
> .Iiutee Aiulre
j Albany, N. Y., Oct. 13.—Judge Andrews
of the supreme court writes a dissenting
i)piuion, holding the apportionment law
I to bo unconstitutional, in which Judge
• Finch concurred.
. Dissout*.

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