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V (; i i V 1 i ■ /■> i e su f* ONE CENT. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1897. VOL. 1. NO. 17. The Wilmington'N Present to lie Given by the ex-Amliassador. OTHER PROMINENT SPEAKERS Ar Mcetlng of the Committee raiigeineiits Last Night—Place of the Bout's Landing Not Yet Agreed Upon. ■ The handsome silver lemonade bow!, ■ the gift of the citizens of Wilmington to ■ the United States Gunboat Wilmington, B will he presented hy one of America's I foremost statesmen, Thomas F. Bayard, ■ former Ambassador to the Court of St. 8' dames, and associated witli him in the I specchmaking of the day, will be United I StateH Senator George Gray anil ex ■ Senator Anthony Higgins. K From the accompanying cut some idea I can be conceived of the extreme beauty I of tlie testimonial of this city's populace I to their fighting namesake. Other war [ ships have been named for cities and j 0 % ' o r w imm 4 j N \i At X •■rej; % W A Tm iT (c 7 )// swat# £5 9 W. ' V ; Np ^wirjK'aaS ;Y fa m. % , i t A VOTHK 8ANTE. those places have likewise attested their appreciation, but the present of the peo ple of Wilmfngton is one of the hand somest gifts ever given to any of Uncle Sam's men-of-war. The general committee oil presentation held a meeting last night at the rooms of the Board of Trade, at which further ar ents for the large demonstration rangen were made. After Secretary Edwards had read the minutes of the meeting held on Satur day, November li, Chairman Alvin It. Morrison stated that former Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard had consented to make t he j rcsontation speech, and Secretary Eduards .read' tlie ambassador's letter, in which lie said it pleased him to accede to the wishes of the committee. The chairman also reported that United States Senator George Gray and ex-United States Senator Anthony Hig gins would Ik: present and add interest ing addresses to tlie services. A letter from 10. M, Jloopcs wae /-rail in which Mr. Hoop's said that the committee on ;l' v 1 SAMUEL H. BAYNARD, A Successful Jeweler of This City, Who Designed the Gift. procuring special rates of transportation could only report progress. Tlie rail road companies would have to confer be fore stating wliat rate of transportation [would be made Mr.Hoopes fur her stated jtlint tlie committee hail not heard any thing from the Wilmington Steamboat (Company. ( Mr. Lawton, treasurer of the commit lee,reported $1,800.80 as tlie amount con Iribtcd so far to tlie fund. I Jesse K. Baylis kindly offered the use Bf his Opera House in which to hold the Kresentation services on tlie afternoon of povember 23, and the committee ac epted liis offer. On motion of Jlr. BertolqtUi the order iven to engage the Auditorium for tlie , rescinded* suggested Bertolette, xercises was It was that a mooting of the contributors be railed for Friday night, in order that plans might be protected whereby a suc cessful banquet could be given on the evening of the 23d. The suggestion was acted upon, and the meeting will be held in the Board of Trade rooms at H o'clock. In regard to the place at which the gunboat shpuld land, Secretary Edwards said that he called on President Henry G. Morse of the lfurlan and I hillings-1 worth Company, and that gentleman stated that it would cost the company from $000 to $000 during the jx-rii h l that the warship would he lying at the wharf, and lie thought that the committee would agree with him that it was hardly right for t he company to lose so much November 23, 1897," and also a picture The committee agreed with Mr. Morse, audit is as yet indefinite as to, just where the ship will be ducked, but it is generally thought that the place will be Pusey and Jones' wliarvcs. Tlie formation and direction of the pa rade will be in the hands of General J. Parke Postles, General G. J. Hart and Captain K. Mitchell. money. On motion i if Messrs. Lawton and Ber tolette acommittee was appointed to pur chase neat silver souvenir buttons to be presented to each member of the gun boat's company. The souvenir will have on it the words "U. S. S. Wilmington, of the celebrated blue lien and her chick-1 The committee did not take any action! ens. upon the resignation of E. T. Warner, and adjourned to meet again Saturday evening at 7.30 o'clock. ACCIDENT NEAR CAMBRIDGE. Engine Dcraileil by a Tree Palling in a Ua'e. n.utitixiiTox, Dei.., Nov. 9, 1897.—The high winds this afternoon blew a tree. down near Cambridge, Mil., on the ('. & S. Branch, striking the cab of engine so, attached to tlie pay ear of tlie 1\, W. & It. R. R., knocking the engine off the track and slightly injuring fireman,Jos eph Bart ley, flic rest iif the crew escap ing unhurt. Sjiccial to Tim Sun. Doyi.kstowx, Pa., Nov. 9.— The Grand jury this afternoon found a true bill against-Robert Kline, of Richlaiultown, charged with involuntary maiisluugl.t r of Oscar Horne, a 19 year old; young man who was found dead in his father's barn last September. furnished liquor at- Mine's Hotel, which it is alleged, caused his death. This is the first case on record in this state! wltere a liquor dealer lias ever been called upon to defend a suit resulting from th" sale of liquor nr the actions of a person who lias purchased liquor of then . The case will i)e bitterly contested. Rum Leads To Indictment. Hpceiul to The Si n. The youth had been THE DOUGHERTY DECISION. Chancellor Nicholson Decides Thai the Sureties Must Pay. In tlie Court of Chancery yesterday morning Chancellor Nicholson handed down the long expected decision in tlie case of Joseph Stoeckle, Bernard Bon IIugh Lynch, Joint MeClafferty and sureties of John J. Robert ner, Thomas Toy, Dougherty, collector, Lewis, J. Mealey, Henry M. versus John J. Gallagher, John White and William A. Scott, commissioners com posing thu Levy Court of New Castle County, nud Fierce Gould, sheriff, of New Castle county, nnd the several law yers who assembled to hear the opinion of the court protiounceil it one of the most scholarly judicial papers of recent years. . The chancellor refused to grant the in -1 junction restraining the county f r °m nroceeding on the official bond of Dough-j Lv nnd liis sureties nnd the amount of erty and Ins suntics, his shortage, nearly $20,000, must " It is understood .made good by them, that the ease will bo appealed. Cigar Maker Shouts His M ile's Father and Brother. | J]E THEN KILLS HIMSELF. | ! lirtnils of an Unfortunate Domestic Cal asl i-oplie i pliia, which May Cost Three Lives. s jul ((| T|IK guv Pliiludel j Puiladeu'Iiia, Pa., Nov. 9.—Anotliir tnlge(ly startk , (l th j„ c ity to-day charl( , H Ge i bart | 1) a cigurmnker, shot j and fatn „ y w , )un j e(l father-in-law (aml brot | ler -i n -law, and then committed suicide. wiien Gelbarth, who was the owner of a prosperous cigar business, lias long been dissipated, and though not long married, lias once lieen separated from his wife, and re-united. Gelbarth lias lately been jealous of his wife, who lias become indif ferent to him by reason of Ids brutal habits. This afternoon lie went to tlie place of business of his father-in-law and brother-in-law, who are beer bottlers at Fourth and Leithgow streets, and after some words of altercation drew a revolver and shot them both, the former through the cheek and the latter through tlie He then stepped back and right eye. from the house, and while running shot himself through tlie left temple. Gelbarth and tlie younger Frctz were removed to the Episcopal hospital, where Gelbarth died at 3.30, three hours after his admission to the hospital. His mother, who was present, became frantic with grief and creaming "I will give all the money I have in the world to restore my son to life," swooned. Gelbarth hail been married two years and had one child. Before his marriage his devotion to his wife and hers to him were remarked, He l ad a large cigar business, but lias recently become mo rose over hts wife's indifference, which attributable to his dissipated habits, which frequently led him into protracted debauches. The marriage was strongly opposed by his wife's brother, and tlie young couple separared ran was once but were recently re-united andappea.ed j to is 1 living happily. Gelbarth often threatened to take ids life, but his threats were unheeded and were gener ally supposed to be the result of his ir Wlieu he died this after ; regular life, [ noon his wife refused to take c 1 Dirge of ! the body. Those acquainted with tlie family now | call attention to the ill omens that at j tended ,the wedding and the general pre sentment that the marriage would result . Laiv , unfortunately. The Fretz's are respectable and prus : porous people, nnd the tragedy has 1 caused unexampled excitement in the Kensington locality where it oecumd. • JONES VS. CALLAHAN. Phut Holds' Another Hogan's Suit and Jones Pays tlie Rill. The occupants, of. wliifc is ••known as at No. oOS Market street, al . Hogan's Fiat, above the saloon of M. Sharkey, 1 tended an evening Daley's court last night. Jones was charged by Mrs. Anna Cal la-j | um w jth destroying a highly-prized nndj valuable apple barrell, which had neither head nor bottom, and which Mrs. Cal la-j | ian kept in the hallway of the fiat. Mrs. Callahan was said to have for-1 gotten that she but recently professed a im d to have used Scripture in choice but | disconnected hunks. As usual in the n at the other occupants participated ver j bully in the exercises and also attended j tliej closing scene before tlie magistrate j w here Mrs. Jones was mulcted in tlie j costs and a fine of one dollar. The rest ! „f tlie company were treated to a seatli : ing lecture on the subject of quarrcl sion of Magistrate Mrs. William change of heart and joined the church, i someness. A JEALOUS WIFE'S CRIME. Catuden Furnishes Another Sensutlpn of a Domestic Character. Special to The Sun. Camden, N. J., Nov. 9.— Michael.Mc Cluskey, superintendent of the Union News Company's agency in this city, was shot and fatally wounded by his young wife late this evening. Tlie shooting occurred at their home, No. 20(5 Benson McCluskey is now in a dying street. condition at the Cooper Hospital, while his wife is in a cell at tlie City Hall, xhe cause of the shooting is yet a mys ter y, although Mrs. McCluskey admits fired the shot. It is currently reported, however, that jealousy is back of the woman's crime, Mr. Eckels (Julie III. )i( , ( , r g t . W. Eekles of New Castle was I suddenly taken.quite ill at .the office of the Delaware Iron Works late tlnseyen | ing and was carried home in a critical condition. Mr. Eekles was once a tnetii I p,,,. 0 f the Board of Education and once ' S( ,,.y ( ,d a s president of Now Castle City Council. i A WONDROUS EXHIBITION. How to See the Various Poses of a "Lady Named Venus." A young man with an iron jaw was standing in the doorway of the building I No. 419 Market street last night, pump ing language out of a pair of leather lined, Inass-riveted lungs, concealed His tale was ffcct that within the aforesaid , somewhere on his person. to the building them were to he seen the lieait | ties of Nature, shapely forms and won | droits features, and particularly varying "ludy called Venus, of In the of the ; views ! whom you all have heard." i windows of the establishment were a number of placards, informing pass „„„ view ers-bv Unit tliere were on vuw, "New - M " "Forms Hi "Mile de 'Nature's i "Fair Faces, Faultless Forms, York's Latest Sensation," vine in Extraordinary Poses,' Moisey in her startling poses,' Masterpiece, Beautiful Woman," etc. A knot of small boys, with an outer fringe of small girls, was gathered about the with tlie iron jaw and the young man leather lungs, and gazed upon him in open-mouthed turned into sheer admiration when lie wliicl astonishment repeated his frequent announcement that your money would be refunded if tlie sliow was not as represented. One lone man, who was going by, had his curiosity aroused as to tlie nature of New York's latest sensation, and the other tilings mentioned in the window, besides being warmed to unusual anxi ety to see tlie "lady culled Venus." The admission fee was 10 cents, and this having been paid to a woman who stood behind a little counter,the poor man was taken through a hanging curtain into a large space, and found—himself alone. Presently the woman who had sold him tlie ticket came in and ordered a small hoy to go back and tell them to hurry up as tliere was a big crowd wait ing. As this was the first that tlie victim had ever heard himself described as a "big crowd," he bowed and raised his hat to the female, who seemed to wonder what lie meant. She remarked, however, that tlie sliow would begin in a few minutes and so the big crowd leaned against a shelf at the side of the place and waited. Presently a man with a brown mous tache made his appearance frbra behind what might be allied tlie scenes, and in vited tlie lone man to step forward and witness the wonderful representation of He drew aside a curtain, where Galatea. could lie seen a white plaster bust of a with whom, however, the woman, crowd of one was not acquainted; so lie couldn't say positively whether she (ialatea or some one else, but that doesn't "Ladies and gentlemen," ub was matter. served the man with the brown mous big crowd, "ladies the tuclie ti and gentlemen, this is the story of I'ygtualion and Galatea, and who was Galatea? carved by an ancient Greek sculptor named Pygmalion who fell in love with handiwork and prayed the gods give it life, and they granted liis re quest. Now, if you will watch the statue c.osely, von will see it gradually come to . /' • lite. The statue then proceeded to fade and there eai Why, Galatea was a statue liis own t in its place, a young woman with a rather aequiline nose and red lips (the statue hud a pug nose, b> and .who was dressed in a e in view tlie >vav), white bull costume. As every one knows, illation Greek dix and this is the t the crowd of one w ho didn't know anvtli ing much about women's clothes,any way, either ancient granted that the tiling was all right. - "Ask her if she's alive," said the man But tlie big or modern, took it f r with the brown moustache, crowd didn't think it polite to ask per he left it to tlie brown Ej,ia quest tot s si moustache to ask it, which lie did at Galatea winked at the one man, once. Hiviileii and remarked that she was alive. Then she was transformed back into a statue, and then into a bunch of roses. "That's the end of the show," re marked Mr. Moustache, "We have other views on the road; but that's the only If you like the one that's come so far. show, ladies and gentlemen, tell your friends about it and have them come." • Just- where New York's big sensation came in, or tlie wonderful puses of Mile, Moisey, or tlie female form divine, or the lady named Yenus|gt's impossible to say, but the crowd of one is still in town. SPAIN RECEDES. Our Right to Interfere is Now Acknowledged. Special to The Sun. London, Nov. 9. —It is published here with a sliow of authority that Spain lias definitely acknowledged tlie right of tlie United Stutcs to interfere in Cuba. This is regarded as a remarkable concession and a substantial gain for tlie Monroe doctrine. Tlie -St. James Gazette, n Conservative organ,.regards it us a great diplomatic victory for Minister Woodford and Presi dent McKinley. Subscribe for Tin: Sun. LOITERER'S LETTER. Philudelphia over to Nil II S Great Beat on the Witer Works Steal. BI.'LLITT REFORM FAILURE. Man Wlio Gave Hie Hingslers wauls 0 form llic Currency of ■ lie Nation. Rc ^ iiM.Am. 1 . 1 iua, . o\. Th story published exclusively in The Sun on . Monday regarding the proposed stealing . , , , " ... 1 * , , , B nt thl: Philadelphia Water W orks hy the same gang who have so cleverly engi-1 neered the gas works deal, was a surprise to some of the best posted men in this city. Many of them were unprepared for the announcement of even the con temptation of so audacious a job. The Si n's information i a correct, f r there are men here who would be most likely to know of such a scheme and they will not now deny that such a job is being nursed for the near future and will be sprung as soon as the time is ripe. Of course there has been nothing said or even suggested in tlie city papers concerning the deal, nor is tliere .likely to be anything said, as most of the papers are mom or less under the control of tliP ring. If tlie stealing stops at the water works thattleci izens will be lucky, for the gang have stolen the streets,both on the surface for trolley companies and above it for elec tric lighting, and have now secured the leasing or stealing of the gas works will not stop at anything stealable, and will try to force the people to pay them for the air they breathe. The Sun lias, however, been the first paper to warn the people of what is in store for them, and it is likely that the Philadelphia papers may be months or even years before they get on to the fact that the Weidener-Elkins gang have al ready laid their plans for a bigger steal than any ever pulled off in Philadelphia. John C. Bullitt is out with a scheme to reform tlie currency. There certainly ought to be some way to suppress reform ers of tlie Bullitt stamp. This gentleman is responsible for the government of Philadelphia which is carried on under wliutj is called tlie Bullitt bill. Under the provisions of this bill the city lias been given over hand and foot to the greatest gang of ringsters that have ever ruled any city in the country. It was tlie idea of Mr. Bullitt and other med dlers who thought they knew all about governing big cities to give the people a government that would not lie under the control of political bosses,but on the con trary they played right into the hands of the latter and what is worse they have made it so that it will lie forever impos sible to rescue it from the hands of these (Mine persons. On the other hand they have by their high toned ideas of reform burdened the city with many hundred thousands dollars unnecessary expense, if the Bullitt bill under which Philadelphia now governed is a sample of"the b<st thing that Mr. Bullitt can-do in the rt forming line, then God help tlie currency when such an impractical man as he gets through with it. Some of tlie papers are trying to"start crusade against foot ball and a few of the sensational preachers who are ever on the alert to get their names in tlie papers are beginning to utter tirades against the sport. But the day when the editorial opinions of newspapers had any'weight have passed away and so have the days when the people paid any attention to the pulpit whang-doodler. People take sensible view of these matters now a days and they believe that the young men who go iiito foot ball playing know that it is a rough sport and they must be prepared to take chances of risk to limb well as to life. When a young man is hurt in a sporting event such as a boxing mutch or a foot ball game we hear crii s holy terror from these crit ical editois and sensational preachers against the brutality of sports. But people are pav ing less attention to them every day. They gasp at gnats and swallow camels. these men are anxious to save lives they should look up some evils nearer home. In this city alone tliere are more people maimed and killed hy criminal carelessness of railroad companies and trolley companiestlmn are killed and in jured in all the foot ball games and box ing mutches throughout tlie entire country, and you never read a line in a paper condemning tlie companies, and you never hear a yawp from the whang doodle pulpit orators. Loitehek. Tills Gun Was Loaded. Special to The Si n. CilAMDEitsBURO, Fa., Nov. 9.—While out gunning for rabbits to-day John Eberly's gun accidentally discharged. The shot penetrated the abdomen of David Burkholder, who now lies nt death's door, and the leg of Joseph Eberly, a Son of Mr. Kberly. KAIIKOAU INSPECTION. 0.11 errs Will Traverse the P., W. & II. Railroad To-day. The annual inspection of the I'., W. & B. Railroad from Philadelphia to Wash ington, will be made to-day by the of ficials of the Pennsylvania Railroad , system. Two special trains will leave Philadel J P 1 " 11 at "■'* <) »• '»•- carrying the inspect 1 ing otticials and the arrival at nearly every point along the line will lie marked by tliu ollieials leaving the train to look over the company's property, i Three o'clock is the scheduled time of I the special's arrival at Washington. An | interesting feature of the inspection will , i !x'the awarding of prizes to tiiose track ' , , , . • .., i foremen whose sections are in the best | litj | j | Tlie party will consist of tlie ■ following officials: General Manager .1. B. Hutchinson, of Philadelphia; | H. F. Kenney of Philadelphia, general superintendent of the P., W. & B. rail road; superintendent of the Lewistown division, Pennsylvania Railroad, V. Wierman; William N. Bannard, super intendent of the Maryland division; Wilson Brown of Camden, superintend ent of the Amboy division; It. P. Snowden of Camden, assistant en gineer of the Amboy division; E. F. Brooks of Jersey City, super intendent of the New York division; C. J. Beckholdt of Media, superintendent of the Central division; A. G. McCausland, superintendent of the Wilmington and Northern railroad; Major T. L. Hills, chief engineer of the W. <k N. railroad; S. C. Long, civil engineer of the P., W. & B. Railroad; L. W. Ailibone, of Jersey assistant engineer of tlie P. w. and B. railroad; A. W. Feldpouche, of Philadelphia ^principal assistant engi neer of the P. W. and B.Railrnad. Frank Carlisle, trainmaster of the P., W. & B. railroad; George C. Wilkins, of Baltimore; Joseph Crawford, of Wash ington; Supervisors S. L. Shober, Jr., A. H. Tinges, R. McClintock, C. A. Weakly, George Brown and about sixty track foremen of tlie division. THE LAUKADA'S CAPTAIN. Argument Postponed Until After His Trial on Allot iter Charge. Tlie argument on the petition for tlie remision of the forfeiture of the bail bond of Captain Edward Murphey, late master of tlie Lattrada, which was to have bei>n heard yesterday was post poned until Friday. The argument was to have been made by II. H. Ward and Andrew C. Gray, representing Ralph IteSoto, the bonds man, and United States District Attorney Vandegrift representing the Government, in the United States, but by agreement of counsel on both sides the argument was postponed. Tliere is a possibility that the argu ment may not be made until after Cap tain Murphey's trial, he having given another bond to appear at the next term of the United Stans Court on a charge of filibustering. COUNTY ASSESSORS. Typo Written lustrum ions for Their Procedure Under tlie Adams Rill. Yesterday was the'day for the County Assessors to appear before the Levy C'omt and receive their' instructions, them were present, and the Court told them to appeur again in tlie afternoon, when they were told to come next Tues day, in order to give tlie Court's attorney time to prepare type written instructions for their procedure under the provisions of the Adams Tax Bill, which requires tlie assessments of investments. The county assessors are: For Wil mington Hundred, First district, J. D. McCoy; Second district, James F. Early; Third district, Charles Wlitum; Brandy wine Hundred, James W. Green; Christi ana, Edwin S. Ely; New Castle, John J. Sheridan; St. Georges, Alfred Stevens; Red Lion, William Anderson; White Clay Creek, Alfred G. Brooks; Mill Creek, John* Kinsey Chambers; Appc quinimink, Frank II. Lattomus; Penca der, T. Roseby McMullen and Blackbird, James A. Buckson. I'riuce or Walin' New Yaelit. Glasgow, Nov. 3. —Tlie Hendersons have booked an order for an eighty-ton racing cutter for the Prince of Wales, who lias just suld his yacht Brittannia to Mr. John Lawrence Jubnssone of King wood. Kent. The designs of the new yuclit were drawn by George L. Watson, and it is believed she will be of the type of Bona, tlie cutter of tlie Duke of Abrttzzi, nephew of the King of Italy. Tlie Prince of Wales lias retained the ser vices of Captain Carter, lately com mander of the Brittania. .Most of Fire Rugs Around. Special to The Sun. Ai.moona, Fa., Nov. 9.—Tlie unoccu pied Central Hotel at Hailwood, I n., was burned this morning l y u fin- of incen diary origin. Tin- lintel was a time story structure valued at $40,000.