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( = : -* > • - - ONE CENT. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897. VOL. 1. NO. 25. "i i») Colored Masqnarade Ends in a General Scrimmage. MR. JONES WAS TOO CHARMING Row Two Colored Damsels Got Into a Coneeriihig Him and the Consequences Were Dreadful. There was a lively colored masquerade ball at Bavarian Hall, corner of Fifth and du Pont streets, last night, given for the benefit uf the Colored Ikiplist Mission ill Eighth and Scott streets. Everything was quiet as a 'possum hunt till 12.15 o'clock this'morning, when the "reztih" contingent broke loose, and tilings got gloriously mixed in a jiffy. Miss Johnson, MisH Miles, Miss Per kins, Sarah Ann Jimpson, Toothpick Jones, Steniwindor Sam, Stringheel Jim, Snowball Harris, and some few others of the colored 4-11-4400 had just gotten in place for a hoe-down. There was a good strong line of conversation going on in the ball-room and a few glasses were chinking in the Miss Johnson and Miss Harris That gentleman did not star. were in the middle of the floor, where Toothpick Jones laid taken up his position, waiting for some partner to come and help him dance, and he had about exacted Miss Harris to do it. hail Miss Harris. So Miss Johnson had views of iter own on the subject, however, and when she saw Miss Harris approach Toothpick, iter passions arose in one .wild, mighty wave and overcame her Suddenly snatching a penknife from her pocket she made a break for Mr. Jones. wait for further orders, lie just simply jumped thirteen feet at a hound and lied from the room. Within an excited about t lie two admirers of Jones, and u. i. language not necessarily lit to print, Miss Harris oh reason. crowd gathered flew all over the place, served that Miss Johnson was a black siHnothing that sounded like witch, but wasn'l. Miss Johnson retorted that Miss nix I ditto, vollow Harris Miss Johnson made t Harris with a knife. a revolver, hilt before she could use it a storm of beer glasses broke over the 11 vas lunge at Miss Miss Harris drew v light, knocked hall! <h iwii, and all was t ur Miss Harris, Miss Sam became place, put out ever ll dozen persons moil ami muftis Johnson and Slemwinder tangled in the furious rush for the door, and as both women ste|.pei! oil Stem winder's fare, some of his features are now out of plumb. Roth tlie wlm started the row lost important arti cles of wearing apparel, and presented a •what peculiar appearance as they sped homeward in the flickering moon light. The original Mr. Jones over whom the whole disturbance was started, lost noth ing but his hat and lias not been seen All hands rushed through the toward Scott street, breaking The row lasted women souk hi nee. saloon half the furniture in it. only a few iniuufceH but in the language of (in Pont Htreet it was mighty warm. Will Visit. Water Witch Company The Water Witch Fire Company is to have a gala time on Thanksgiving Day. The occasion of this gaiety will lx* a visit to Cramer Hill, N. J., at which place the r will assist in the dedicatory be held at the new home of company nor vices to the William Fi nn Company No. 0, at that place. At the time of the dedication a new truck, a hose cart, anil an engine will lx 1 housed. The Water Witch Company will leave their house at 7.15 a. m. on the twenty fifth with fully fifty fttllv equipped men, mmbimition and the their engine, chemical engine. George Shuster will he chief marshal will direct the ilnv and Patrick Dugan They will leave Wilmington on mg. the 8.12 a. in. train. Frost Chocks Yellow Fever. Sixieial lo The Si x. Nov. 17.—'Three new There Ala., Moint,is, uses of fever were reported here. j.'inst reported to-day m There is ice t.t are no deal 1 is. the yellow fever belt. Home of the places. Six Inches ol Snow. Saui.t St. Maiiik, Nov. l 7 .-More than six inches of snow fell this owning, and is still falling; the weather is mild. t Grover Cleveland's Thanks. —Ex-I'resi "Tlie nmn Phinceton, N. J., N' I)V . In dent Cleveland said to-day: her and heartiness of tlie congratulations wc have received on the birth of our son gratefully appreciated that 1 wish thanks are so to convcv through the press the kind people who have thus given proof of their friendliness.' our to all ST. JOHN AND MALTA. K nights Entertain Distinguished Visi tors in Knightly Fashion. Muriel Encampment of the Knighlsof St. John and Malta were visited hv Alpha Encampment of Chester last evening, j The occasion of the visit was the presentation of a banner to the encamp-' j ment for its excellent work during the I ' llir ' ll1 *^ *' I jewel to Past Grand Commander James ! McKelvey. | Over KX) knights wen* present during | 1 the presentation ceremonies in the head quarters of the order at No. till) Market street, including Musi Eminent Grand j Commander M. Gnndcimugh, of | York; Past Grand Commander .1. \Y. St rector and Grand Trustee BridcnburgJ of Philadelphia; Fast < ommandcr livtler . of New ^ork;Past ( om mam lor Joseph Hoffman, of Philadelphia; Past ( om-1 mander Green, of Media; Past Com-! mamler I>r. < 'ram, of Philadelphia; (hand Guard Rudolph,acconqinniled by twenty seven members of his encampment. After tlie ceremonies of welcome and presentation the hosts with their distin guished visitors adjourned to the Gor man 11 til I mi East Sixth street, where the following programme was carried out: Address of welcome, Graphophom; negro melody, Temple Quartette; re marks, Grand Commander; presenta tion of jewel; recitation, "Kissing A. Bartlett; remarks, 'Little Cups Race, ex-Mayor 8. Willey; song, Boy Blue," Temple Quartette; ad dress by Grand Lieutenant Comman der, W. II. Beable; musical selection, Grapliaphonc; presentation of banner; Specially arranged medley, Quartette; address, Charles Bridenbaugh; humorous recita tion, Mr. A. Bartlett; dosing remarks, Charles Hayward; adjourned to German Hall for supper. " The last number especially was enthu siastically applauded, and the Knights prove*! themselves worthy trenchermen, performing tlie ancient ritas of platter and glass with great spirit. Temple Grand Trustee, .... Hairy Smith Heeeives an Inheritance J ! anil Quits Work. i HAS RETIRED FROM BUSINESS Hurry Smith, a young fellow of un ! known antecedents, unascertained linbi j tat ion, anil immeasurable contentment, I ; lias for several months earned his board by doing olid jobs about Siune fen ilavs it j ago, Smith was knew where he lived, no one went to , ami clothes 's restaurant. Ainseo missed. As no one look for him. j wearing a new suit of clothes stud a c<»n 1 tented smile, and, on being interrogated. vas met oil the street Ycslenltiv hi _ . ■ stated that his wife had died and lelt linn 835, and that consequently lie "didn't \ need to work any ..v." a Another man lias the job. Fire in a Cincinnati School. j SjM'cial to Tub Si x. Cincinnati, Nov. 17.—The upsetting of t tiro to St. Francis Xavier's a stove si ■bool to-day and a panic ensued among tlie children, many of whom jumped from the windowj, while others were trampled in the maddened efforts of the stronger ones to escape. Four hoys were seriously hurt. One junqx.il from fourth story window and will probably die. The lire department responded to the call and the fire was quickly sub H a dill'll. of Poison for a Murderer. Special to The sun. New York, Nov. 17.—An envelope con taining pills compounded of deadly poi (o-ilay to Fritz Meyer, the condemned murderer, now in the Tombs awaiting sentence for the murder of po liceman Smith. They were sent by Isaac Smith, of Brooklyn, who was discharged from the Tombs itist Friday. Smith has Meyer "ill be watched HOI1 WSIH Hl*nt at been rearrested. ,| v, as it is Iburcd lie contemplates elos suicide. Tiro Tennessee Hangings. Special to The Si x: Knoxvii.i.e, Twin., N. iv. 17.—\\ illiam Mays was hanged at Blountvillc tn-dav ' murder of G. D. Ma-sengill mi June 15, last. f 17.—"Hob" 1 in 11 l to-eluy lor Nov. .loNiisviU.i:, Tenn., SimH, - - the murder of W. D. Baring. m t.t Found Huins ol'a Buried City. Li.■•xiNirro.N, Ky., N"V. 17 .—Dr. M. G. . . Buckner and R"'; lk " J :' "" " resenting the s j, ' ' . * f 1 hnricil fit-v MH'fiitlv found deuces of a hut.id uty The mastodon bones include: flip bone, two anil a half feet long; jaw bone three feet long; a single tooth, five anil a half inches in diameter, weighing eight pounds, and a tusk seven feet n,length tx neath the strata of gravel were huge slabs of limestone. At this point the vestigation was stopped, owing to a How ef water. I Shoals of Detectives Visit Wil mington. LOOKING FOR FILIBUSTERS Drawing' Expense Bills and Salaries j Some three .lays ugo a sudden invasion | ,|etec lives of all the lx?st known brands Jf And Making Another War Loan Necessary—A Good Tiling. including both the Pinkerton and Camp varioti( . S) Partied the knowing ones < . ^jji s town, and conjecture was piled upon co njecture to know what it all meant. Tlte visit was simultaneous with the ar rival nf Gonzalo de Quesada, counsel to the Cuban legation at Washington, and with nothing else in particular. The in ference was at once drawn that some one had a filibustering expedition up his sleeve, ready to spring it, as soon as it conveniently might be sprung. Some times it takes considerable manoeuvering to spring a filibusterine expedition. Tins one lias not been sprung yet. As Mr. Quesada was the guest here of lialph de Soto, the local member of the Cuban Junta, and as he is, moreover, a very peaceable, quiet and innocent gen tleman, the necessity for following him with a whole basketful of detectives was not apparent. Everybody rushed to the Christiana to look for a boatload of machetes, carbines, pickaxes and other munitions of war, while every drop of water was carefully scanned to see whether or not a Cuban sympathizer was lurhing in it. Meanwhile, the detectives, having nothing much to detect, went to detecting one another, to the infinite amusement of all hands concerned. Among those who arrived in town among the school of spit's and detectives, was a woman formerly well known in Wilmington, who is now presumably in the enjoyment of the Counties lavished by the Spanish legation at Washington. She was elegantly attired and studded with jewels, real or imitation. Just what her function in the wonderful plot is, can only be conjectured. As to the males who composed this motley crew, they came, wandered com pared notes, looked wondrous wise anil probably made long winded reports to Seller Dupuy do Lome of their investiga tions and finds. As,moreover, they are all drawing tat allowaui i s anil lx l* 11 i * 11 _ counts, t it . ji.im. I mi. 11 a .i. n „ Ion is i ,i '" ,l11 ' al allu 111 1 hi fore long. - :» 1K l? 11 ' 1 ' 1 1 1 ' 11 " lotusi ' i.istn p.ii a t ii. i n -» 1 \\ i mmgtnii is on j ni a 1 " molt ports u in i an ' all F l 1 visitations,! u cu. to i ic u. in •' '. he conjectured. Ralph de Soto said there was no roa eartli why the detectives should far as ho knew. sou on have conic here, so But, he added, they were bound to make some sort of showing every now and again and lie rather fancied they were merely here to give themselves a pretext for drawing their pay. EXPERT'S REPORT Chief Engineer James Wilson and Edward F. Kane, inspector of plumbing, made an inspection of the new heating plant in the City Hull and submitted theirlreportto the Public Buildings Com mittcc at last night's meeting, as follows:! November 18, 1807. Mr. George O'Neil, Chairman Public Buildings Committee, City Council: Dear Sirs: Wo have made a complete inspection ofthe hot water plant lately placed in the City Hall and find it in accordance with the plans and specifications ns submitted by 11. A. Miller, tho contractor, and that the mounting of the plant has been done , . ,, workmanlike manner. Respectfully, „. , ( James Wilson, Sl ^ u ' d I Edw. F. Kane. Heating Apparatus is According to Specifications and Erected in a Workmanlike Milliner. in a StMid (lie* Huns Burk. T< Special t" Tin; Sun. Wasiiixoton, Nov. 17.— Fifty llun garian immigrants who recently arrived in this country went to Memphis for dis jj f . nmmig the stone cutters in I .... , . , , ' icmity, have Ix'en arrested and ' vl11 ^ deported at tho expense of the . ^cial to 4 iik w n. Wasiunuton, Nov. 17.—Much stress is laid by Secretary Long in Ins report to the President on the urgent necessity for more dry docks. The Secreta.y wants' Cqngress to appropriate at least enough to build docks for the largest battleships, He asks for appropriations of 8500,000 in order to manufacture and supply reserve guns at the Washington factory. JOHN E. STEELE DEAD. An Ex-Sailor Drowned in Three Feet of Water—Steel Was not the Victim of Foul Play. About « o'clock yesterday morning Frank Wilson found the lifeless body of JohnjK. Steele floating in the South race place where the body of Mrs. Stanljy Tuchton was found, immtniatcly notified Levi Dale, the colossi! watchman at the city pumping statical, and he with several other work men from the works, went to the scene The laxly was taken from the water, and made fast to the trestle work of the foot bridge at that point. Sergeant of Police * tnok charge of the bod> until the arrival of the coroner, who had been i summoned. The body was removed to the morgue, where it was identified as that of Steele by John \Y. Mitchell, of No. 401 East Seventh street, a brothcr ; near Wilson in-lay of the deceased. Mrj Steele was 40 years of age and un married. He was a native of Maryland and Bad for many years been captain of a tug boat on the Delaware river. Just how Steele came to be in the race is not known, but the supposition is that he was wandering around under the influ ence of liquor and fell into the water. Steele had been drinking heavily of late, ami on Tuesday afternoon was in Second Street Market importuning several of his friends for money, and on being refused, said to Richard S. Lovell, "You will not refuse again. I shall not bother you again." Later he was seen on Market street be tween Front and Second very much intox icated. He had a peculiar habit of taking long walks into the country when under the influence of liquor, and it is supposed that he wandered down to the park and fell overboard. J. Polk Steele, a brother of the de ceased, arrived yesterday afternoon from Delaware City to take charge of tho body. An autopsy was held yesterday after and it was decided that the dc j | vmln „ i ivvolvinpc shaft, and his clothing torn j from his body. He is em ployed as a helper in the factory and his I duties make it necessary for him to Work near the huge rolls used for compressing I the fibre. Tho power for tho machine is I supplied by means of a shaft which is, mounted about eighteen inches above, tho floor upon iron standards. During a in the work while the man who noon ceased came to his death by drowning. An inquest will be held to-morrow. A NARROW ESCAPE. Walter Walton Nearly hoses His Life By Being Whirled Around a Shall. WVfter XV'ihon. n 14-vear-oM lad etp ! ployed in the Delaware Hard Fibre Works, had a narrow escape from dttpli I eating tlie horrible experience of John Kane, the workman who was fataly in jinx'll at tlie I tie mni ii I State lion \\ oiks <>n Monday. On Tuesday afternoon vas caught in a rapidly pause operated tho machine was absent, Wal ton sat down on the upright in danger ous proximity to the shaft. One of the workmen noticing the boy's dangerous position cautioned him about it but be fore the boy could rise his clothing was caught by a projection upon tlie shaft and lie was whirled around the shaft. The workmen ran to his assistance but before the machine could bo stopped the clothing hail been torn from his body as though made of ptqx'r. An instant later and the boy would have been caught in ! the machinery and crushed. Dr. J. Paul j Lukeiis was summoned anil made an ex amination. By some miraculous chance j the boy had escaped without a broken -1 bine. The cuticle on the right side of his body however has all the appearance of having been burnt by a hot iron and iH pooling ns a burn does. Otherwise tlie hoy escaped serious injury, lie was taken to his home. Tll( . It< . nl cause of ..ley's Death. j eommitteil iA mon.HK. ku lit), wno comm mu | * lm " 1 1 ' 1111 'Q ns t uo.it in a 0 I' 1 I \ a " *" 11 loiisu >> I » | *«'•"« "> >'« a '"> business had other troubles. Nunc vears ago when, - , .... ,lc ' ll "' lv pnispcrous than of late, ll1 ' '"tmed a brother 8:1,500 t ns sist him in liis business was in a slinky condition through lock of funds. Shortly after, his brother's seized ami sold by the out with hieii property was sheriff ami Kenncv's luniiev w I lie worried over tlie loss fur vears it. ' """ . ' n " J 1 "" 1,1 a l, " a1 "" 1 " monev died with him awl "Lemon Joe," „ ^ „ f allvt , lillK hut star i( : | 10 cotfid wo'rk no more, cut! ..... ...*" Special to The Sun. San Ihancihco. Nov. 17.—News lias; just been received firm Honolulu to the effect that Princess Kniulnna arrived | there November 10, and was given a tremendous reception by the natives, It is rumored that the princess will soon j he married to George Davies, son of her guardian. The sixty-fourth annual session of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, Independent ' .. , . A1 n,n , . I Order of Odd b el In wh, was held vester . day at Odd Fellows Hall, Third and gt King streets. Over 175 representatives from subordinate lodges, including Past Grand Masters, were present. ... . , , , ... ,,, , It is evident from the tone of Grand Grand Master Reports General Lack of Interest. INSURANCE POLICY ADOPTED of The Sixty-fourth Amiual Session ofthe Grand liodge of Delaware Meets—Relief For Aged Defeated. of he w ith them cannot live, and so the ap-1 nointment of an insurance committee. This committee reported that, though t | u , order was not at present able finun eiallv to establish an insurance branch in 1 is the order, yet they suggested a plan by j is, which a contract is to he made with a responsible life and accident insurance a company which will yield the Odd Fe - | ] ows (| H , benefits of that company at lower rates. The report was acted upon Master Fisher's report that the indi vidual members of the order in this juris diction arc losing interest in the workings of tho order and that if there is not a decided change the effect will soon be noticeable. Speaking of this condition a prominent Odd Fellow said yesterday that tlie reason for tlie de cline of the Odd Fellows in this State, was tlie fact that tlie members do not take enough interest in tlie subordinate lodges; that they do not attend tlie meet, ings of their individual lodges and ac quaint themselves with what is going on, but expect tlie officers of the Grand Lixlge to work tlie year round trying to keep the order up to its former standing. The morning session of tlie convention was occupied by the reports of the grand officers, and tlie appointment of two committees; one oil insurance and an other for the purpose of making prepar ations for aged Odd Fellows. The Grand Lodge exchanged greetings with the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, now in ses sion at Newark, X. J. In tlie afternoon a spirited debate en sued when the committee appointed for the purpose reported a code having in view tlie establishment of a fund for tlie relief of aged Odd Fellows. After a heated discussion, lasting several hours, action u.i the report was deferred htdefl n itely. The members in favor of the j c ,,dr presented by tlie committee made a hal'd tight, hut were outnumbered andj in- j beaten. j j J'j In Odd Fellows are now beginning to \ j realize that fraternal organization not! Raving some form of insurance connected | be favorably. Tlie officers that were elected to serve the ensuing term were: Grand Master, C. M. Amerman of Greenwood, Del.; Deputy Grand Master, B. F'. Sheppard of Ileiirv Clay; Grand Warden, John M. Ross of Camden; Grand Secretary, Isaac W. Hal lam of Wilmington; Grand Treasurer, A. Gilbert Robinson of Wil mington; Grand Representative to the Grand Sovereign Lodge for two years, E. W. Jester; Janitor, David Downs. Af ter these officers were installed tlie Grand as in ex- Master made the following appointments: Grand marshal, Charles P. Maroney of Wilmington; grand conductor, Alfred T. of Pearce of Wilmington; grand guardian, p'lzey M. Hill of Bridgeville; grand herald, C. F. Davidson of Milton, and tlie gran d chaplain, John S. Grolie. Pcirtraits of Past Grand Masters George M, Fislier and John M. Wliitford were P^sented to the grand lodge, a vote of tl,ankH " ,,s tlM ! rutu "f ° ,lu f.' s ' | and after a j )raycr by the grand chaplain I 0 j y ic convention adjourned to meet in » Wilmington on tho third Wednesday of I November, ISOS. Miss Gould's Donaliim tor Science ns | Special to The Si x. Boston' at to-day's session the Academy of Sciences gave I nstriiiioniieal and Nov. 17.—Miss Alice L. Gould of the National ^OjOOO for, matliL'iiiiiticnl re searches. * 1'iesiileiit Busy W itii Message. Special to The Sun.. 1 Wasiunuton, Nov. 17-Many ofliie cut! s 'ckers called at the White Ilouseto-dayl j rten „,„r Hauua New York. lias; the ! to ^ I,E j New York, Nov. 17.—Senator Hanna J a j arrived this afternoon and immediately j went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. He positively refuses to discuss politics, and j her said that lie was not in tlie city for that j | purpose. l IT IS NOT UHSE. Tlic Unknown Man Found in the Christiana is Not Hip Missing Saloon Keeper. About an hour after the finding of the body of John K. Steele in the South long race, a body was found floating in the Christiana river near the W. & X. bridge. The body was that of a white man about 35 years of age, and had evidently been in the water for a long time. On ac count of its condition the body was sent to the almshouse by Deputy Coroner Chandler, where it will remain until claimed by relatives or friends, or dia lysed of by the coroner. The unfortunate man was about 5 feet 5 inches tall; had a smooth face with the ex cent ion of a sfcubbv moustache. ,, , . and was well dressed. Haie clothing was gt , u ,. llwl but llot i lillg by which the body could lie identified could be found save a small pass book in which were some carpenter's memoranda. From the data which was found in the book it is sup , , , , , ... posed that the man had recently resided in Philadelphia. There was so far as could be ascertained no indications of foul play as no marks of violence could be found on the body. It is supposed that lie either fell overboard or com mitted suicide. When the clothing was searched 80 was found in the pockets. In tlie book were several meinorandas, ''Lumber for Benny Shea" and also "Carrie Nicol," the latter in a child's handwriting occurring in several places. Some marks which looked like a record of some sash measurement were also found, and a tag bearing the name of "W. II. Miller, milk dealer, No. 881 North Forty-sixth street, Philadelphia. The clues thus obtained may be useful to the coroner, who will make an inves tigation, The post mortem examination which was held yesterday afternoon revealed nothing new, and a verdict of death by drowning was given. Deputy Coroner Chandler will hold an inquest to-morrow. The rumor that the body was that of the missing Waldo Uhse, proved to be untrue, as several persons who have seen the body say posi tively that it is not Uhse. At disc's home the same ignorance as to his whereabouts still oxists. i,ate last night a report was received that the body had been identified as that of James K. Cummings, the well-known Market street photographer. Subsequent investigation, however, developed the fact that he had returned from a business ii'jp t i I Smyrna on the evening train, and waH then in ids j,js w jf e room, and according to very well, thank you." HE'S ALL RIGHT. Clinton Harris AVrites to His Mother Tlml He is All High! anil Wear ing Dong l'anls. The vanished brother of Dr. William FI. Harris, of this city, Clinton Harris, knows where he is but his family does not, though they know that ho knows. The reason for this remarkable state of affairs is that his mol her received a typi cal boyish letter from her son giving her the information that lie was 1000 miles from her at the time of writing, that he was wearing long trousers and getting lots to cat, also that lie might see her Siam. With boyish negligence he did not write the name of his stopping place and as the post mark was blurred, the exact location of this adventurous young ster is still a mystery. Harris left his home in Lynchburg, Ya., on November 20, and though hoard from on November 2!>th, at Cincinnati, all trace of him van ished at that point. The letter was a great relief to his mother, who was near ly prostrated with worry. New Your Nov. 17.—The battleship j owu nrr j vc . ( 'i ,,ff Tiimpkinsville this n f, ernonn llf t ( > r fortv-eight hours' trial tfJ Cl)lmnot lore De Wey, ofthe in spection board, stated that the vessel was 1 A Buttle Ship Accepted, Special to Tut: Sun. satisfactory. Tho acceptance by the government is now absolute. The ship lias a speed of thirteen sixty-one liundre.lt Its knots ]ier hour. The inspection braird took charge of the tor pedo boat Foote this afternoon. Beoil AVim'l llun I'or Prcsiilent. S|xrial to The Si n. WasiiiN' erroN, Nov. 17.—Tin* story llmt lteeil would retire from Congress and re move to New York to In'enmc a ettndi ilate for tlie presidential nomination in lilOO lias lieen denied. Special to The Sun. N y x 17 -Thirty thousand ... chunare lor eold dopositAjd tins afternoon by ill banks. Special to The Sun. Bennington, Vt., Nov. 17.—Heavy snow storms in this vicinity have al ready made some of the mountain roads well nigh impassable. Many drifts are Uiirreiiey foe Alabama. Tlio Beaulil'nl, the BeautilMI. being formed.