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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY 5. E. COR. FIFTH AND SHIPLEY STS. EVERY EVENING PRINTING COMPANY PRICE $1 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE WlLMFNGTON, THURSDAY, DUC. I. I.pt Merit be tlie Criterion. In Saturday's issue of Harper's Weekly yc find an admirable editorial upon the flection of Grover Cleveland atul what Ute American people meant to teach by that election. Of course tariff reform was tho main issue, but another truth tmphatically dwelt upon is the disposi tion of the people at large to inculcate that "public office is a public trust." Mr. Cleveland will go into office, free, in unprecedented degree, to serve the country according to the dictates of his conscience and good sense and entirely unembarrassed by any sort of private obligation. Ho did not owe his nomina tion to the practical politicians, but to tho overwhelming pressure of public •entiment. It is not forgotten, though Harper's fails to recall this, that on the eve of the assembling of the Democratic national convention, Mr. Cleveland nd 'dre8sed his countrymen—cither by open letter or an authorized interview appeal to the state conventions to go slow on instructing delegates for him and a request to them to elect unin structcd delegations who should be per fectly free to combine on the best candi dat« 1 , be he who ho may. In this letter Mr. Cleveland said, iu substance* that should the choice of the convention fall available , it would bring no disappointment to him, and he frankly requested that personal should not be allowed to stand in the way of an untrammeled selection of tho nominee. It was a grand,aself-dehyiug, a patriotic stand to take, and this very expression of concern for the good of the country, this subordination of per sonal ambition to the common welfare, politics, only served to convince tho people at largo the more strongly that Mr. Cleveland was the they wanted for tho next President of the United States. upon some worthier or sidération for himself u ncommon above ail others whom Within tho past week Mr. Cleveland has done another thing that has strength ened his hold the respect and affec tion of tlie American people, and has done it in a way peculiarly his own, in giving aspirants for office distinctly to understand that he will not consider their applications in advance of his entry upon the Presidency. Tills was some thing that, avo belie elect before him has had the nerve to do, but since Mr. Cleveland has done it pub lic opinion has recognized thu eminent propriety of his position and wondered that, the i Rrcsidcnt thing had not been done before. And the same public opinion that supports him so generally in tak ing this stand will stay by him in his earnest endeavors to carry out to the best of his ability and knowledge of md their environment his high maxim : trust." 'Public office is a public "We are very far from wishing to trust." "We are very far from wishing to belittle the services rendered by any in the struggle," says Harper's in tho editorial to which we have referred. "The Democratic party managers con ducted the campaign with excellent judg speakers and able writers are entitled to much praise for their persuasive argu ments ami stirring appeals. 'Tammany Hall ev redeeming its promise to support Mr. Cleveland iu the electa 1 dignity. Eloquent deserves credit for faithfully opposed his nominath credit is due to the politicians of the gliout irh dis , ami the sa: f thinking till'« tamo way tho country, ayIio, altln liking Mr. Cleveland, loyally per formed what they «• n.-iû red their But, while all this S duty us party men. i .j true, none of theso person-or classes . can justly pretend that Mr. Cleveland i owes his «flection to them, in Um sensu that AVithout their especial aid he not have succeeded. I i i.s d largo that he would have L. cn «•:. . i *d if Tammany Hall York had gone against him. Hu south«* Tho. campaig ngors might have done their w irk eve so blunderingly, und yet tho whelming popular current would have carried him thrum, h. There is o-paper writer whose efforts might m*t have been j spared without tie.* slightest danger to I Mr. Cleveland's chances. * * ln I have lost several Hill been clc-md. , . ^ ML - J i j t , ■ . . « , > ? 10 triw " 1 b - v I TM, U tho S ima«oj.nn.Uhor<, a ntryi. " u.r. ,r.uu, u '. h i it si>. ,u , i, sa y 8 " 1 c °ilaudingthootUtnnal to the popular strength of his cause and | i'ired by his j character, ot of gratitude is due from him except to a I largo majority of thu American people. | * -No I'n-sM.-nt i history except "Washington c.-mhl ente Die duties <»f his high < :o with a up re of i lcpeuder.ee and a ! rtrong the people. which wu have quoted: should the Democratic citizen Neither lr s who are in full sympathy with Mr. Cleveland's Views 1 the [inde; d cut their old party tics to land their votes—neither m wh give Mr. Clu should they for. und with theca :t that their duty did not ing of their balhits.They grappling with I antag* ciliated to puzzle *!i r tho bravest. Ti <t idly stand by, aba /■•St ami to s fc.lt/uld they Tim Presi I «■ his fate. him cajole id threat, cot confusion. Ti. 1. nt him is thick Inch only a which t prolüh -tates ite station for couusel, frie:; 1- in i encouragcmant and support; and thnt should come to him voluntarily, and should be honestly and generously given. lie cannot claim exemption from just criticism when lie errs; but when lighting a good light against whatever adversary, the public opinion of the country should speak loudly on his aide, and ho should be made to feel that ho has the people at his back. Thus the promise of this hopeful situation can be fulfilled, and Mr. Cleveland's second Presidency may give the country one of the most beneficent and fruitful admin istrations in the annals of the republic." To aid in our humble capacity in this work of holding up the hands of the President-elect, in the matter of filling local appointments with better the wish of The Gazette. Our readers know how vicious and degrad ing the system has been in Delaware under the distribution of Federal patron age by Senator Iliggins. Scarcely could employment in any capacity under the government be obtained by a Dela warean without his sujection to a cate chetical inquiry you do," but "what have you done for the party." This has been enrried to an extent that 1ms disgusted the Republicans almost as much as it has tho Democrats and Mr. Higgins has come out of four years of this ofilco peddling for favors received or expected with more of reproach than lias ever before been dreamed possible of attach ment to a senator from Delaware. It is useless to specify, "the woods is full" of the tools and time-servers that have been awarded a share of the governmental patronage, not be cause of merit and fitness, but to build up the machine that was to solidify and perpetuate the gripof Mr. Higgins upon tho .State of Delaware. And now, at the first chance, an offended people have kicked the whole bottom out of this machine and have declared that it is not "what their wish that appointments shall he made for merit and not as purely, sward for party service. primarily, It is the wish of theso people that the main question shall be—what qualifica tions does the aspirant possess, rather than what has ho done what can he do for the party. They wonhl like to see tlie Federal service in their state elevated to the same high grade of efficiency that prevails in the Wilming ton Water Department, and there is reason why that ideal should pruximated within thocoming four years if the advice of Harper's be generally Tub G \> can aid in bringing this about, it is not only it3 wish but its intent to use its in fluence in that direction. ot be ap taken, and, s far just the to The Boston Herald shows up from tho election returns the absurdity "of the pretension that Mr. Halle owes his de feat to the blundering of thousands of Republican voters who put a cross to the name of Wolcott Hamlin, the Pro hibition candidate for governor, instead of the name of Roger Wolcott, the Re publican candidate for Lieutenant-gov ernor, and thus annulled their vote tor Halle." An analysis of the official vote of Boston shows that there i room di a supposition. After compar ing the figures the Herald says: "The Russell vote was 1,500 larger than the Cleveland vote, while the Jlalle vote bo was 2,001» smaller than the Harrison vote. Taking the two parties together their aggregate vote is 1,100 smaller for than for President. f tho way in this go vet nothing at all difference. F« be as years ago the aggre gate vote of the two parties for gov • as OOd small« * r than f or i* reside n t, and the fact that the Australian system of balloting has a marked tendency to reduce tlie aggregate vote for the less important offices fully accounts for the slight enlargement «»f the difference this >ther point i of the Republican claim, it is plain that if a considerable proportion of the voters of that party had marked Mr. Wolcott Hamlin's name, instead of Mr. Wolcott's the Republic! ant futttti« audidate for Lieut«,* would have very far candidates for below the Republic: . i ^ < c,l 'T :ir y statu and other offices. >, ' n p f »int of Mr. W oicott received than J cast for Mr. y of state, and only 281 iven to Mr. Murden as < Hin, as secret; less than w j I I . Plainly, a. gards this city, that mV. ! s tho Republic: Halle suffered severely by errors i marking is quite unmaintainable." As I for the vote of t he State, the Herald says j it has not yet "been given with suffi- j oient clearness to admit of a broad examination of the pretension." j prêtons s: " Wo note tho tendency among a I considerable number of manufacturer« } to urge upon the Republican majority ! in the Senate the passage of the House j bills reducing tariff rates which were j nt to the Senate «luring the first ses J ! ^ (m () j- t j, ( , |)|*CSUI)t i not verv much faith that these counsels will be followed by thu Republican senators as a body, but it is not impos sible that a suilicie to thu ciearly ox press«* 1 wishes of their j constituents t > pass thu hills. That, of > ..0, would throw the responsibility v I ,,r ! lc f,to,,r tlm l)Mi Oil .Mr. j ^ '".['V; ,. xl , e ct frum Ihr pmtectirmiit politicians t lnv „ inv „ lvM him , Says the New York Ti with satisfacti' | j ^ rross. Wc have I | ! idea how Iu has •thing to many mi takes, d it mid he poetic justice now to do the whole country a service in defiance of Dem. It is certain that thc bills test will bu e of great interest.' Great surprise h expressed," says lulpliia Ledger, "that tho state f .South Carolina should Congress to a Republican negro who had only 40 majority ov«;r his Democratic competitor. To elect him at all thu board had to count about thu 1 | rive a seat i 2,000 b.'llots which were shorter than the law required, but it was alleged that thuv had be purposely cut by the ' Yet Democrats t > make thu invalid. the Democrats counted hii in. This is, other "southern -*gro have been nditi syivania—supposing ru supp- . *, a W./ld this in counted in, under simi Republict lie could have obtained by any means a place ou the ticket? iv Some Modification of tho Tariff. Tn a letter to an American friend, of the best-known younger members of the British Parliament—an English manufacturer, a free trader, and a of one of the original four members of tho Corn Law League—writes, under date of November 11th: "I must say how delighted I am at tho Democratic success, and congratulate you on it. 1 suppose its completeness is almost as unexpected by you as by 1 hope your friend Mr. Iiayard will be Secretary of State again and that he will manage to get through without having to 'twist tho lion's tail' as he did last time! What a splendid answer to old McKinley ! I should think ho will he quite discredited for the future, and the Republicans will hardly recover this defeat for 20 years. 1 hope the Senate will haven Democratic majority, and thon wo may look for some modifica tion of tho tariff within a year or two. Of course 1 do not look for free trade, anything like it, for a long time, in* deed, if ever. Wc arc aware that the congratulatory tenor of this extract will grate very haishly on tho oars of those morbid pro tectionists whose ideal is to see the United States become ami continue Ishinaclitc among nations, and who re gard the accomplishment of any modifi cation of governmental policy that tends to elicit a word of kindly appre ciation from the other side something to American iusti akin to high treasi tutions. But the recent elect'n ha shown that the bark of these good people is considerably worse than their bit«!, and that tho American nation is really tore afraid of the praise of intelligent 'Englishmen than of their censure. Such a man is the writer of this letter. Ho is «>f the Knglish s fully informed of Ameri cond irions who it markets and Amer American himself ; a ot a as any man who lias gone all over this country more tin once, studying it with market for his terested productions, but who has found that it takes lish labor to successfully compute with American ingenuity and enterprise and tho great productiveness of intelligent American labor. >ro than mere cheap in his " Of course look for free trade, ch a «loos "not >r anything like it, for a long time, indeed, if ever." Nor y other reasonably well-informed opt a few radicals of the is ever "it an—if w single tax" species—in this country nv other. But he does look "f modification of the tariff within a year or two," and so do the voters who have just re-elected Grover Cleveland by more than double tlie representation in the electoral college accorded to Presi dent Harrison, and who have further more secured a Congress Democratic in both houses and "a deliberative body" to boot. These seven or eight millions who supported Tariff Reform at the polls know what they wanted and their mandate will he obeyed. Indeed, some well-informed statesmen think it not altogether improbable that it may ho obeyeil by tlie in lose bill and the existing Republican hii ii d by President Harris Bo this as it may, it is as certain I f the future well ! .Senate f self. can be that within the coming "year or important beginning will bo made by the duties terials the exclusi« I : "f tho leading n of which has s anufacturcrs f handicapped many years past. Wool, of course, will be put upon the free list, and this may as well be done by the present ad minis •rs of Ohio, for the shepherds <>f which state the wool duties have be tration, since the v< especially impose«! tained, have demonstrated thatev they do not want protected wool. With taxed wool we may rc i-on ibly look for such advancement and enlargement of • manufactures i this Add. as fol leather industries, tho the free list. It is twenty years since tills w intense oppositi tion of has bee ami doleful predie- j a to homo industry, the result? In a very short t > manufacture leather What is .* wo hem and leather goods for foreign markets, -l to the at I—s tiling wi of tin* calamity shrmkers—tho tcntioi ! s ** were paid i I Hie goods fi j 1,10 munth " r S T'' • j T <>ar tll,! exports <J .*« arid brather for market in compe j l,l,on w,l b the products of lower-priced :d to $012,022. in the go Is a«!«* fur expo market. During rent rican leather upon the horn • of the r this total wer a I of boots and sh > y } almost : ! strato theoretically t ! : j of manufacturing hoots j thi of t .* include 1 you worth y protection'!» could deni ii cticability ( »cnnaiiy. orth a ton of 1! e pound of facts ^ry To at Leeds, Mr. G lädst« tho decline of Amori« - which, by the in a speech delivered ray, I'ru. i huit Grant had j 1870, by ui /- ! shipping— ing precisely what has hit-lv been <b with Republican «• > of the Citv of Now •arc I York and the C which attempt he had to been defeated bv the inti n :o chiefly of the late John R<* "My boyhood w of thu Mersey, and •ent at thu mouth those days I used to see those beautiful American liners, the packets between N-.-w York and Liverpool, which then :.-.->nduc:tcd the bulk and tho pick of thu trade* between the two countries. The Americans were then dent in shipbuilding anil that they had f trade between Die two countries to r-fifths of thu whole their hands, ami that four-fifths was the liest of thu trade, when freu trade has ' I j r ' What is the cas«* perato«! :m i ha ; I applied its stimulus to the intelli that «I when, o: the Yet hand, thu action of boon r« thu AulT i is, the enactment, the enhancement .* i the | instead of America doing f.m do four-flft itcning of the protective system? • exactly in 1 be scales a [ * •fifths and hs of thu •usiness, and the Americans pick up the I that the best, leavings of tho British and transact the residue of tho trade. Not because they inferior to us in anything; it would be a fatal error to suppose it; not be cause they have less intelligence or less perseverance. They are your descend ants; they are your kinsmen; ami they are fully equal to you in all that goes to make human energy and power; hut they are laboring under the delusion from which you yourselves have hut recently escaped, and in which some misguided fellow-citizens seek again to entangle you. "I am reminded that I was guil ty certain occasion of stating in an article —not a political article—that, in my opinion, it was far from improbable that tho volume of tho future was rolled, America, with its vast popula tion and its wonderful resources, and not less with that severe education which, from the high price of labor, America is receiving in the strong necessity of resorting to every description of labor saving contrivances, and consequent development, not only but down to the smallest scale of mechanical genius of tho country— that account tho day may come when that country may claim to possess tho commercial primacy of the world, 1 gave sad offence to many. 1 at present will say this, that as long as America adheres to the protective system your commercial primacy is secure. Noth ing in the world can wrest it from you while America continues to fetter lier and with is content to eom a largo scale, own strong hands and these fettered pete with you, who markets. And : free, in neutral America fol lows the doctrine of protection, or the doetriucs now known as those of 'fair trade,' you are perfectly safe, and you four i long : all slightest slumbers to bo disturbed by the fear that America will take fr you your commercial primacy.' Wc note as ! of the signs that the of educatif recent canipaig without s has not be * effect upon even tin straight-out Republicans that, although tho more radical organs still continue to talk about rrender of principle" upon the tariff and the Force bill, yet the number that eoncodo that there must he s« ne elasticity of c« istructio in these matters is growing. For ex ample, the Reading Times and Dispatch , after praising President Harrison for his deep interest in the future of the party and " ho wastes ting with approval that time in vain regrets, but is earnest in the feeling that ever there is need for compactness unity of purpose in tin.* party" and that "it is evidently his feeling that the weakening than party should show in the presence of defeat and should lose t little time possible strengthening the party ergani some dif zation," fercnce of opinion among Republicans to the policy to ho followed, but tin* idea scums prevail that the'Force bill ' question must be forever put aside, and that there st be some odifiea tion of the position on tho tariff; that the McKinley bill places the party dangerous height and they must c< down a little, making their contention merely for the principle «)f protection and consenting to moderation in its ap plica" I ! plica" " Chicago is t< 1 an observatory suitable for such : avo a 40-inch telescope instrument, at a cost of $500,000; the munificent gift of Charles L. Yerkcs to the Chicago University. This telescope will be 25 per cent more powerful than the great Lick telescope, but tin* super* f the latter will probably more than counterbalance the aperture. Manifestly Chi cago has nothing astronomical observatory that, will hear comparison with Mount Hamilton. 'The magnifying powers of the Chicago I » offer as a site for ffeseope are to range fr 250 to 11,000 dit iters. The higher power will bring tho moon's surface within : apparent distance of less than eighty miles. It is a istake, however, to speak of thi- ne scope as the largest i the world, a. So far as d, that distinction is still reserved for the Earl of R »s.-c's cws papers six-foot reflector, at Bi G-istlo, 1 rn, Ireland, and the Molbi fo -foot silver •ad. But the Chicago i strument will be the largest refracting telescope ever attempted and unques tionably superior f> astronomical Melbourne instruments st purposes of îsearch to the Rosse aud Under a recent dccisi« >f the United States Supreme Court tho inv. utor of tliu cable system of street railway pro puL ion appears to have lost what pec light have accrued to him from his discovery, through his failure to take out a patent i provides that no patent shall issue where laiined has been iu public for more than two y< xn to the Mitisfacti« arv hem lit t!i sho of tin* court ■a had been four that this particular invent! j publicly operated f« ! years prior to tho taking out of the grew out of a suit I bri ght by the inv« >r to recover cable roads. ties from New Yur The lb» York, lias tioii to (.'< cent. K\ i. Eourko Codera of New adu alii davit that his elec a single heard his elo qiicnt speech in the Wilmington rink, is willing to believe in his entire capacity to talk his wav into Cûneress i gress didn't c«)st hi any community susceptible to the influence I •atory : excellent to send t«> Washington. Wu congratulate thu Fifty-third (' :r the acquisition of so able* a gross member. Dr. Nansen, tho Arctic explorer who I first crossed the ice field of Greenland, make an attempt to reach j thu north pole next June. With Nansen l Peary prowling about in hi -h luti les something is going to bu done, t if either of them gets within five r ' j hundred miles of tho polo he will bo doing extremely well. ; I proposes Tin ; are seven comets to bu circling around within the range of terrestrial telescopes. ported i DARING BANK ROBBERY, i st daring manner, shortly before o'clock this afternoon, of 91.8ÎM in cur reney und then attempted to escape. Pur n immediately, however, by thu dazed bank ollleiuls und excited towns , and after a short, sharp chase the robbers wore captured with tho cash. Justice Ely gave the men a hearing and they were sent to the county jail at Free hold, carefully guarded by three consta hles. They gave their names us Frederick C. .Smith, 25 years old, and J. If. Morris, aged 20. Roth stated that they came from Philadelphia and they had been working for Thomas Hart, just south of here. On Smith was found a card on which was written "Woodstown Hank, November30." this it is concluded thut the men hud planned a series of bank robberies, of which this was to be the initial one. Thieves Rob a New Jersey Bank In Broad Dayllßht. Pistols Presente«! tho ('usliler's llea«I Itol.hnm rap tured and Ilm .Stolon Money rtpoovoroil. Allentown, N. J., Nov. Tw robbed the Farmers' National Dunk i suit was give 1 HANK in street was practically ilescrted walked 1 stopped just outside the entrance. A storekeeper across the street saw the men stop, look at tho doors and hesitate. As he lurnetl hack toward the mounted the steps. In the bank at Tho this afternoon, when rapidly toward the bunk the of the tli«! time were Cashier Hutchinson and Teller Smith. As i 3 o'clock they were balancing the books for the day. preparatory to nutting all thu money outlying iu the safe. Within easy reach of the cashier was 91, »1)4 in bills ami a considerable s «>f silver. Tin: imstoi.'h i*oint. stepped up to the desk, when Mr. Hutchinson locked up Ins cy the barrels of held close to his face. "Turn your face to the wall," sternly cried the elder of the men. The teller glanced up at the remark, ami tho other revolver was instantly pointed at him. He understood tho situation ami fol lowed his chief's example. "Now, then," sah! the spokesman of the robbers, is this all the money you have?" The cashier and teller by this time realized their position. They w armed and completely at the liierey of the robbers. "Yes," replied the cashier, "that is all." Iu tin* safe were many valuablcpapcrs d ijuite a sum of money, hut, seemingly sutislied with the bills before them, tho robbers gave no attention to the possibili ties awaiting them and proceeded to fill their pockets with the banknotes. They shunned thu silver. It was too heavy and might retard their movements in escaping. 'That's all," said thu robber, who was conducting the scheme, "just keep your face to the wall for live minutes and you'll not be banned.'' «1 lighted LIIIF.RTY. Then they started f'»r the «lour, and in the street they started ard thu Imlaystown a swift They had hardly reached tho walk when Mr. Jiutchi tison st h > weil by Ids teller. He liait jacket and a pair slippers, the snow was furiously beating down, he did not hesitate. Once in the street, both men «Tied, "Stop thief! stop thief!" as loudly as they could, and nearing the cries several shop keepers, realizing what had happened, flushed back for their revolvers and then joined in the chase. •d after them, fol tm a linen d although KAHM KltS . KAHM KltS . The robbers had quite an advantage in the start, but the tuwns-people were out footing them, when they were joined by several farmers armed with shotguns. The .Yin yards to thu lmlaystown road were quickly traversed and then the chase was ail toward the station. yurds of this covered when the thieves, who were almost floundering in the mud. realized that their pursuers had gained them; and. thinking that the fields would ai«i t hem to escape, they attempted to jump the fence marking William \\ right's ft but the rails wen: wet and they slipped back. taken up thu .'Something less tin •ad had bee n cash nut. Befo they could upon them, Immls." Turning around, ise Cashier Ilutch 1 cried " Throw up y the thieves saw themselves confronted by score of revolvers and shut guns, ami they yielded. Mr. Hutchins« ook their revolvers, to thu town was begun. Tlu*. robbers said nothing ii taken before Justice Ely .searched and all tlie money and the arch back tbe way, but win* they w found DR. SCOTT DEAD. I ll«* rresitlci Died I 's V Father-In-law »'«•lock Tuesday After •i.i Dr. Joint W. Scott, father-in-law of Prosi Harrismi, died <!.* at 4.fit p. m. to-day, 1 «'rape again hangs Ihu White lloti.se dour-beli pull. As *ott had reached his ll.'Fl year, his s tlu! result fr. Dr. S« demise was not unexpected, j of his visit to Indianapolis, when Mrs. Harrison was buried. Dr. Sc Pa., and left j native of Beaver e« unfinished geueah if tin familv. But ! child sur. him, Judge John N. «Scott. M r. ■ii'h V«*!i«*iih* I.ondiin, Nov. 215.—Willi: Brten, Irish Nationalist, who represents Ireland, has written a letter which is published to-day, in which he vehemently protests against the eviction of tenants that are impending upon Sev eral estates in Ireland. Sligo and Mayo anted by Mr. O'Brien« lie makes a strong appeal to Mr. John Mor loy to prevent the "sordid whisky busi ihr .Vll-kltow dies are A Fever of Cotton l-Lxcitoinent. New Orleans, La.. Nov. 28 .—Cotton has beim going up steadily and a fever of ex citement seems to prevade the city people - Dealers iu futures have buying at a great rate, hoping to what they suppose is the I tloor and «trop when prices reach a high figure. Though yesterday was a holi day and there was no future business at. the Cotton Exchange, there was u large curbstone business, and the result will undoubtedly be heavy purchases. ban A Club II Destroy«*«! by Fire. . 25.—Tho Empire the Arlington road, on the Virginia side of the Potomac river, above Georgetown, was burned last night. It was a frame building ami was handsomely furnished. The loss is estimated between $8,UUU and 910,000; the insurance is Ÿ Washington, N Club house, A Remarkable Advertisement. London, Nov. 25. —The following re markabie advertisement appears in to day's issues of tho Times and Tad of this city ; ''City— The Rev. R. W. Davev of London has nrrived in New York fn ... (.'entrai America and is at present the guest of Mr. Vanderbilt, the millionaire." An ArtUt Commits Siiichl«*. Paris, Nov. 25.—M. Formunl 151; , the artist.committed suicide bv shooting him self through the heart. The act was said to be prompted by despondency caused by family trouble. Wilhelm Congratulates Caprivi. The Uhraniele's Berlin London, Nov, 2. correapomh-ut says that Emperor William has formally congratulated C Caprivi upon the success of his speech i the Reichstag. V impressed with a igiimlity than 1 was in the ease "Why V" inu with Star. of that editor," sai l luklins. " I Iu declined ry thanks."— Washingt Blinks—That full st insufferably conceited What has ho overdone to gain f himself? Winks Sharpleigh is the such a high opinh —1 believe he «nice found a mistakejiu a newspaper.— 2ïeu> York Weekly. 11A Jtmrr COM Vit 1M ENT ED. A Groat Hori-ptluii Taiiilnreil tlio National (imii-man, in l*lilla<!i*i|iliia, Last .Nicht. Piiiladkli'IIU, Pa.. Nov. .'50.—An was expected, theroception to Mr. Harrity last evening at the Academy of Music was a very brilliant affair. The Academy was profusely decorated and hundreds of gaily dressed ladies made the balcony blossom us the rose. The Prince of Wales box was occupied by Mrs. Harrity and some lady friends, while Governor Pattison und friends occupied the Cleveland box. the other boxes were filled und the 11« crowded with prominent Democrats, including sotnu distinguished visitors from abroad. Mr. Harrity was stationed on the ball-room floor, in front of a great bank of flowers, flanked on either side by .Samuel Gustine Thompson und C. Hurt matin Kuhn. Two committees of the Young Men's Democratic Association, one composed of the older members, headed by John Cml walader, and the other of young recently admitted, formed the reception lines. Although nearly all who attended were Democrats, there was a very fair rep resentation of Republicans, the mayor and many other municipal officers, the ber.s of Congress ami Republican state offi cials congratulating Mr. Harrity success as a party chairman. The recep lusted from about 8 o'clock until 11, and was a very enjoyable affair. AN IN 11 U M A M CRIME . Fir«! ami tlifi Inmates tlie Flumes. A House S«* Driven to Death London, Nov. 25, —The limes' St. Peters burg «•nrrespondent sends an account of a horrible crime committed by peasants at /ustreky, in Luzuuuna. The peasants assembled in the night at the house of a horse thief, win were to punish. The thief was asleep at the time in the house with his wife ami live children. Tho peasants set lire to the house and kept watch for the occupants. When they tried to escape from the burning building they w fiendish cries by the heartless witnesses I forced be«ik into the flames with knives and other weapons. One of tho inmates was murdered. All the others were burned to death. The cul prits afterwards surrendered in a body to the police. they • it h ral of Mie lt«*v, .lohn N«|«iler. •, Mi>.. Nov. 2!».— Tho funeral of the Rev. John Squier, who died unlay last, took place Presbyterian Church, Port Deposit. Rev. Mr. Gilley, «)f the West Nottinglu Presbyterian Church, conducted the vice, assisted by the Rev. Henry I of KIlieott City. Rev. Mr. Redds of Havre «le Grace Presbyterian church and the Rev. Adam Ston'gle of the Tome Methodist Episcopal ('huren. The pall bearers were F. S. Kverist, president of the county school board; S. R. Carson, Thomas H. Patten, J. J. Buck, William B. Steel and Dr. R. K. Broom well. A large congremt f sympathetic friends occupied the church. Interment was made at Notting ham cemetery. -day from the The •h Sruutor Mills Titrlll' Keilnut ion. Senator Mills is quoted assaying: " xt Congress will v tariff bill The Democrats m t he doubtedly pass a 1 revenue basis. The t lie matoriulr. The tax must Im placed uj the manufactured articles. The consumer will then have but one tax to pav, and, as that will be a low one. goods will he cheaper, production in this country will he increased, there will he plenty of work for the laboring men and a much higher price for our agricultural products will be obtainable by reason of the demand which will arise for them to export inpayment for the man u fact ured goods that we obtain from abroad. This has been the case under our previous low tariffs." Drank the Whisky ami Died. Drank the Whisky ami Died. Knoxville, Ten.n., Nov. 25. easter, aged 2»! years, ai built negro, living atJohnsCoro, strolled into a liquor submit street yesterday and offered that he could drink six lager beer glasses of whisky, one .after the other, on comii tion that ho would treat the gang if he could not do it, and the gang pay for the drinks if he did. He drank the whisky, fell down in a heap on the floor and died. large, powerfully Crozier bet a crowd Clinton» In » .Main«» Town. Lkwibtown, Mb., Nov. 20.—A special to the Journal from Renaley says that Dr. A. Briggs, a physician of high stand ing, announces a case of Asiatic cholera there in the person of Mrs. Stephen Philbey. .She was taken ill last Mon day afternoon, but is now much easier. The house has been placed under quar antine. a llrldgo. Lancaster, 1*a., Nov. 2fi. —Joseph Livingston, of Gap, I* Conestoga bridge, a «ii last night. He landed 1 at at Fall Ft fell from the ice of fiO feet, his head and s instantly killed. Deceased had legal business and been to this city started to waik home, losing his tho darkness. vay ■ a Itapid-firlug G Wash in«. ton. Nov. 25.— The war «lepart *nt is negotiating with the Armstrong Company of Hlwiek, England, for the acquisition of the designs tor a new rapid firing gun, which is said to be 20 per cent •e rapid in action than any other gun. îontemplation to secure tin.* right .o manufacture the gun in Die United .Slates. D<*k It is : ».V Tin: RACE TRACKS. At Guttonburg Tuesday : se f-lUO; for maiden 2 -halt furlongs. Fi year-olds; four and Rochelle, ion (Sweeney). Cultivator, lut» (McDermott ). Lady Hi Ban, 10U (Stewart). 'Time, .WJl. . $ 100; six furlongs. Second—P Lulhih, !«» (Tribe). Polvdora, 104 (Martin). Turk 11., 00 ( W. Penny). Time, 1.10-i. Third—Purse $100; five furlongs. Poor Jonathan. 1U2 (Sweeney). Gladiator, 107 (McDermott). John R.. 1)2(Leigh). Time, l.041. Fourth—Purse, 5500; handicap; live fur longs. Satulowne, 115 (N, Hill). Rightuwav. mo(Griflin). Helen, lot (McDermott). .1 .1 ,1 a Fifth—Purse, Ç500; handicap; longs. Blitzen, 117 (H. Jones). King Grab, 115 (Ilorton). y. 112 (Ballard) six fur l Lord 11; Tim«*, l.lüi. Sixth—Purse, 9400; seven furlongs. Running Bird, loH (MuDeruu nhotover, os (II. Jones). Monsoon, lo7 (Tribe).. ...... At Gloucester: 1 ï-half furl .1 i, 107 (Bergen). Sea Bird, 104 (Donne) . Sue Ryder, 114 (Sullivan) Time. !.!Di. Sec La Galatea, colt, Bert, '.'7 ( Mosbv). biswitch. HU (Kuchen) . Time, l.noj. Thi r«i—Purse. 9350; five furlongs. I. O. U., 108 ( Man love). Crocus, 107 (Do; Forest, 10* (McCauley) Time, 1.07 Fourth—1 Jack of Diamonds, :t so, $300; five furlongs, i (Bergen). 1-1 1 .1 •8i»U; seven furlongs. 112 (Doane).. . .2 (McCauley). r. 112 ( Bender).. . 1.38. Fifth—Purse 9350; six and a half fur ,1 .3 Li « . H., 1)1 (Mushy). Riehal, hi (Hammi. Samaritan, JH (Armstrong) t A. 3-eiglith .Sixth—Purse 9300; Mirth wood, 108 < Munlovo) Burnside, 104 (Nelson).... Montpelier, 104 (Bergen). Time, 2.08. ,i a Police officer Thomas Brown last even ing tendered his resignation as a member of the police force. BUSY TIMES AT NEW CASTLE. Thorn Are Plenty of Orclors Now at the Delaware Iron Works. Ostahlisliuieuto Ainu Looking Up, ;«ts urn lor a G Other •it Winter anti tho P Special Corresnoudeneout Qazett«aud Journal Nrw Uakti.k, Nov. 29.— The iiiuuv ' dents of this little citv who are dependent ' works for employ ment uru delighted at the prospect ot an unusually busv winter season for the big plant. For several years past just at this time of the year the mills were at their «lullest and there was considerable suffer ing among the poorer classes i quence. The works wore badly crippled by the lire which consume«! several of the most important of the departments in heptemhur, 1801, and for the year follow ing the business was never at a lower ebb. The reaction is coining now, and since the first of October of this year the trade lias been rapidly looking up. until now the firm has all tho work it can turn out. The works are running full time night ami day, and an increased force of hands is employed. entirely success, the Dclawi cuiise The butt-welding department, now departure, lias proven a g re: I already tin- firm lias under advise the building of another furnace two. Tubes, gas pipe and other very small pipe are maun fact tired here. Thos«! formerly made exclusively by the Philadelphia branch of the works. The • filling contracts for parties in Francisco, the ay points. The manufacture of trolley polos, which is also : industry, is giving employment to / skilled workmen. A number of electric street, railways throughout the country uru receiving all their poles from here. < 'unndu, Cuba. Mexico, n B ermudas, ami other far SU y A TO It Ills Mlml, Session Necessary, Tlie foul iiiitency Wlileli. i: Now Vurk 'I linos t .-duy. senators who have advanced posi tiv«: and at the same time \vi«l«*ly «liflVreut opinions as to the probabilities of an extra session of Congress ami the needs of make changes in the tariff law were a part of a group at the Filth Avenue Hotel yes terday. They were Senators George Gray are ami It. F. Pettigrew of South Dakota. Senator Halo of M; earnest conversation with them for a time. "There will probably be an extra session of Congress if tlm «Senate does not. take up * of the tariff measures which ure before its committee on finance this win ter," said Senator Gray. "There are bills pending which either largely reduce the existing duties on wool, jute bagging.«: " ties, lead, anil put those articles on the free list. Unless the Senate will take up one or more of these measures there ought, to be an extra ses sion, for the country is looking forward to some speedy and radical change iu tho tariff law. "The people who gave such an emphatic verdict on this question at the late election will not ho «-«intent unless something is «lone promptly. Tin lican Sonate refuses Tw of Del aw •fore if the Repub* to act this winter longer delay than is the part of the Democrats before some relief is afforded from the burdens there gilt necessary t imposed," .Senator Pettigrew said that it could he put tlown as a sure tiling that none of the tariff bills would be passed by the Senate this winter. un t: uouNi That's Almut tin» Average of Terrapin Terrapin Caught. I Knston, M<1„ Lodger. For every one pound of terrapin naught five pounds are eaten. But few hotels «•; be trusted to serve terrapin not mixed with chicken,liver,vealo«* muskrat meat. Indeed tho last named can he fixed up and passed off for terrapin on the inexperienced, und eaten and enjoyed. I remember a few years ago that Captain R. Leonard of Easton, had his cook prepare a «fish of muskrat and send it steaming hot to the house of a friend. f««r terrapin. The lady <>f tlie house, who <lid like terrapin, was prevail«*«! upon by her husband to eat a portion, atul she said that while she cared but little for it, this was really the best she ever tasted. An other member of the family, a lady, a lover of terrapin, but who "would baye gone out one «1« «or when muskrat came in the other, ate it, and heartily enjoyed it, though, "I miss the little bones," she said, "I Imv«! usually seen in terrapin." It was explained tliat Captain Leonard's pe culiar way of cooking itriil the «lish of the b. Possibly they do not know yet that Cap tain Leonanl had played a trick ami that they hint catun muskrat. < iiurK«*d With Mealing. A special from Chester says : Max Her atchor, was arrested Satur hearing hv Justice John jail tiiis morning in «lay and give J. Hare, and sent 1 default of $300 bail, by Mrs. Courtney of Flower street, with having stolen several articles of value from bur house, while giving music lessons. Herman had a hag such as professional u» us«! to carry paper and books in, and when arrested Iu* bad two copies of the Philadelphia Heard and several pocket knives ami other trinkets in it. Mr. May of the Lafftyette Hotel, said that he hail missed several things from his place, which were fourni in the possession of Herman. [Several years ago Herman served occassionally as pianist in the U[ House orchest ra. Ib ras ehargt!«! I'iiiinliiiig a ISrldge. Chostor Times. bridg !r Darby creek, Die I'., W. «t B. railroad, is receiving the finishing touches, running over it and the nervous ones will longer be scared at the surklen tilt le bv trains ■ jently, in passing over the temporary track. itiovml tu Client «r. Chester Titnos. Mr. and Mrs. Walter McLenr, who took tip their resilience in Wilniingt mediately after their wedding, have come , and have begun housekeeping West Seventh street. Mrs. McLcar was formerly Miss Bessiu Riley. to Ulies TIiul May lit* It. Hi low—I saw Deluwi other «lay that? Skid«ls—Perhaps because it. is just big enough for a base-ball ground.— Puck. alluded to tho tlie Diamond State. Why is -it nnamaucr . Pim.ADEi.iMtu, Monday, Novembor 28. An event without parallel. Two hundred styles fancy printed India Silks for Spring, /Syy, are opened this morning. It is customary when wc make a special early opening of Silks or Dress Goods for the envious and unprincipled to state that tlie goods be longed to the past season and having been packed away lor a time are brought out as new. Such statements have al ways been false. If made again yon will know how to treat them. Not a piece of these goods was ever seen in America until yesterday. They are from London and Lyons. Many are hand-printed; the designs i are all new,and some strikingly original. They were contracted for before the advance in silk, hence the prices are not ad t ,i Wana maker's. vanced over similar goods in former seasons. 75c. to $1.50. Our exhibition in December for last Spring was a success. Encouraged then and urged' by many of the best customers of our Silk store we have made this earlier movement for next Controlling many of season. the styles for this market we have made the quantities small. Aggregation creates exclu siveness in dress styles. Another lot, just in, black Bengaline Dress Goods, Silk and-wool, thirty designs, $1.15 from $2. The last invoice of them that we shall have this season. Elegance and cheap ness will make them fly fast. Come quickly. And remember the various things said by us about Dress Goods during the last ten days. All continues true. The merchant doing the largest and most varied busi ness in goods of fashion should have the most exclusive stock. The nonsense of the small and the narrow commanding the richest, the rarest, the best is about exploded. The world moves. For proof see our Cloaks and Wraps in which we have won great success this season. Early and late seeking for the best in Paris, Berlin, New York, Philadelphia has col lected a variety of Women's Overcoats and Wraps not matched and not matchable. Tlie most particular retail buyers in this market have by generous purchasers put the stamp of approval on this stock. Coats trimmed with furs, all sorts; twenty kinds of Cape Coats, embroidered Coats, Mantillas for elderly ladies. All the ought-to-be-here Coats. it a in It In the matter of Overcoats London (west end) may retire, Regent street may take a back seat, Paris may blush. 1'he confusion is all caused by tlie triumphs of our New Clothing stoic. The patterns of our Cape Overcoats were cut by a taiior that could design Simple enough ! Try your tailor (artist tailor) and sec the sort of cape you'll get. If comfort or taste are to de cide, the mass of Overcoat Capesare mere blotches. These graceful Capes of ours are on double-breasted Coats with large collars and made with perfect tailoring. $30 and $35, six sorts. Others down to £ 15. OurOversacksdivide honors with Cape Overcoats. There is a change in fashion. But you cannot understand it un less you are acquainted with our Kersey Oversacks at $35, $38 and $45. They are blue, but they make the custom tai lor turn green. Other sorts at £20, $22.50 and $25. ten-dolIar-Overcoat man is well cared for here. a cape. in of ■ The A growing idea. When boys arc to be clad consult IVana - maker's. The Boys' Clothing business is done here on the come-back principle. So serve you that you'll be glad to come next time. That's the regular way. Then, too, there is the excep tional way that brings the same good service combined with bargain prices. That's the way that brings the 1 500 Short Trousers which we first show to-day. They are made Iront ends, fine and very fine, sold and durable, and go at $1.25 to $2.50. The stuffs at cost would double the prices. Being last ends costs are forgotten. The facts justify the bar i pnees. a " alr no1 ". ourSi bargains —for you. gains. The same reasoning does not explain the cheapness of the Boys' Suits at $4.50 and $6.00 and the Cape Overcoats at $5.00. The makers made too many and wc think they were thistle-eaters to so sell as to let us make the low But that's neither your We caught John Wanamaker.