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, : WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1897. ONE CENT iL. 1. NO. 39. leeting of Talleyville Lyceum Broken Up. INE WOMAN'S ARM BROKEN. Frank J. Pyle of this City, Chairman of the Mooting Brutally As saulted By Morris Pike. A riot at Talleyville. A public meet ing broken np by a gang of toughs on Tuesday night, and as a result Frank J. Pyle, of this city, is nursing an injured head; a woman, whose name could not be learned, lias a broken arm, and war rants have been sworn out for the arrest of Morris Pike and six confederates, charging them with assault and battery with intent to kill and also inciting riot. Over a year ago the young people of Talleyville, a village out on tlie Concord turnpike about three miles from this city, organized a literary society known as the Talleyville Lyceum. The lyceurn met every Tuesday night, the program of the evening consisting of orations, musical selections and debates. A num ber of young men from Wilmington have been attending the meetings, partici pating in tlie debates and also furnishing musical entertainment. Tuesday night several of the young men who have been going to Talleyville went to tlie Lyceum to participate in the debate for the night. Tlie hall in which tlie society meets was crowded and there women present than men. were more Frank J. Pyle, of Wilmington, was made chairman of the meeting and the exer pened. Tlie first part of the pro finished, and when the contest at its warmest, tlie cises gram was of the debate was door of tlie hull opened and a gang of toughs, beaded by Morris Pike, who ap peared to he looking for some one, cu tered the room. l'ike strode up the aisle and brandisli immenced swearing and ing iiis lint8 c< speaking in a manner insulting to the women present. Chairman Pyle rose to his feet and asked the unruly man to sit down and cease using indecent language. Pike refused and several of his pals. Tlie chairman again requested the men to lie quiet but they paid no attention to his words.. Pike leaned over to one of the ladies present and made an insulting remark to her. Pyle, quick to resent tlie insult, left his place on the platform and went to Pike who turned upon him and swore at him. Tlie chairman then struck Pike and the latter fell. Immediately the whole house was in an uproar, Pike's friends rushing in and jumping on Pyle. Pyle had merely resented an insult to the lady, and he and his friends had no desire to raise a fight, so tlie rest of the Wilmington boys held aloof from the en counter. A general riot ensued, chairs broken, lights went out, and then then joined by vas were Pike and his gang,rushing over the men and women present, proceeded to brutal ly assault Pyle, l'yle is a very muscular fellow and though against great odds, lie fought hard and every time lie hit a man went down. Getting in among the chairs, Pyle slipped and fell and tlie pike crowd then jumped on him. The fighting minutes, during which time Pyle re ceived a terrible injury on tlie right eye, some one hitting him with a chair. Finally Pike and his men from the hall and tlie meeting having been broken up tlie Wilniingtonians lf< returned home. After they left the rioters came back and assaulted Clarence Frame and Samuel Brown, two young f Talleyville, who laid been nt it was reported lasted about twenty withdrew men tending the meeting. last night that one. of the young ladies broken by a t in the hull had her arm El blow from a chair wielded by one of tlie K toughs. iglit. l'yle. went before Magistrate ; i Pritchett ami swore out warrants fur the . who ac Last arrest of M u w m ar Pern ci>iiipniiii d him, \ I live , tl,,. ] ,f i| 1( .; will lie arrested tins I Tavern. They Illuming and eye rilit, say that the full penalty SsiifP.law should be put on them. * witnesses h ! Injured in u Kunaway. ^Special to Tn n Sr.v. ft ('uixriw, I*a., Dec. I.—William Ogles '(.*11 known resident-of this city, serious i ■ffiby. 11 EHBanet with a •cidcnt here this ! He was out driving and his tcrnix hi. . becoming frightened ran awav. jyV'Dnshing wildly down P*""Wddened horse went for several squares j$| before running into anything. He Anally I* crashed into ii telegraph pole, demolished j?" the vehicle and threw Mr. Oglesby against I? tlie pole. He whs seriously injured, but it is believed lie will recover. o'? ill's. tlie street, the | THE SUN. Read it. BOY GLOBE-TROTTER HOME, j Befbrc I 'omplctiug His Sixteenth Year He Visited Every Country Upon , t lie Face of the East It. Special to The Sun. New York. Dec. 1.—Richard James Vincent, "the boy globe trotter," who has many times circled the world, and during the last four you< has visited every inhabited country on the face of the earth, returned to his home in this city today. It is now his intention to settle down and write a history of his travels. The last country visited by Vincent was the Klondike, where he stayed three months. Vincent, who travels under the name of L. Richard Morningstar, was last in this city in September, 1894. At that time he was in his sixteenth year, and had already spent two years in travel ing in foreign countries. He told the following story of his adventures: "I left New York nearly two years ago," said the boy, "aboard the Augusta Victoria, for Hamburg. First class? of course I was first class. I never traveled any other way in my life. Pay for my passage? Why no, not a cent. I knew some influential people in the steam ship company. "I loafed around Germany a bit, and then I ran down to Paris, always stop ping at first-class hotels. The managers of the railroads would give me passes. Friends I made helped me otherwise. "Then I concluded I would go to St. Petersburg and call on the Czar, so I took a run over to the Russian capital. got access to the Czar's secretary—never mind how—and he introduced me to tlie Czar. We impressed each other favor I dined with him and he kept me When I left lie ably. in ids palace a week, gave me a diamond ring. "1 went-then to Berlin and met the He is not so nice as He only talked to me a little German Emperor, the Czar. bit.' Master Morningstar showed numerous clippings from foreign papers corroborat ing assertion of "The Wonderful Ameri can Boy Traveller," as the newspapers dudbed him. "I came back to America," continued Vincent, "and went across to San Fran cisco, where 1 took the steamship Al ameejp for a t rip across the Pacific, went by way of Hawaii to New Zealand and Australia, and then I came back to Honolulu. I called on President Dole and Queen Liliiiokalani. She gave me her picture and autograph. "From Honolulu I went across on the steamship Quebec to Japan. I got an introduction to the Mikado. It was early in the morning, to receive me. Just stared at me with his little black eyes. I He sat up in bed He never said anything. "From Japan I went to Ilong Kong, and then to the Straits settlements.— Down there I met the Sultan of Joliore, and lie gave me a gold watch. Then I went to Ceylon and on to Bombay. "At Bombay I met Lord Harris, tlie Governor, and lie gave me a silver-han dled walking stick." The boy traveler had many newspaper clippings and long extracts from the Times of India, tlie Pioneer, the English man, and other Indian journals told about him in great detail, and proved that lie had met ail the big people out there. He also visited Egypt and Al gem. FLYING MACHINE DRAWS A CAR •'xpcrlment on the Pennsylvania | Mount Hoi.i.y, N. J., Dee. 1.—For tlie | past few days a flying machine brought j here by Prof. Langley, of Washington, and Prof. Elffetli Watkins, of New York, has been attached to a ear on the Med ford Brancliof tlie Pennsylvania Railroad to demonstrate whether the machine Railroad Secures a Sliced of Three Miles an Hour. mid propel a ear. Tlie exiieriinents were conducted on the Medford Branch of the Pennsylvania ' :l It'll R. R. The lined line was attached t cur. rite of three The ear was dragged along at tie miles an hour, which item 1 to pieasesthc professors v. i. Prof. Langley says the propellers do not revolve fast enough to gel the best results, and that lie can easily perfect! mu i this defect and have a better and stronger •hole, however, the' chine. Di> the ha s taken It tests do not appe, ■ to have been cm wn: l shipped to Hamden. • improvements will lx- made i 1 then the experiments cun-! away today a is said s< there : There is a gasoline engine in the inn-1 is supplied to two 1 tinned. chine and the power n propellers about four feet long, and they j make about (MM) revolutions a minute. The two professors are of the opinion i that a machine can be constructed that •it the ordinary rate of I ■ ' will draw a ear speed not allowed on railroads. ■ Subscribe for The Sun. j , Impressive Funeral Services at Old Swedes. A DISTINGUISHED GATHERING. The Brief Service of the Protestant Episcopal Church Conducted By Archdeacon Hall and Assistants. The funeral of Mrs. Levi C. Bird oc curred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Immediate relatives met at the resi dence of Mr. Bird at 2 o'clock. A sim ple prayer was made at the house by the Rev. George C. Hall, after which the funeral procession proceeded to Old Swedes church, where the ceremony was held. The pall bearers were Francis M. Buck, E. J. Ballet, Horace W. Gause, Ferdinand L. Gilpin, Hon. Gtorge Gray,Col. W. A. Lamotte, Theodore B. Rogers,Andrew E. Sanborn, Henry P. Scott, Harlan G. Scott, Andrew G. Wilson and James P. Winchester. Services were conducted by Archdeacon George C. Hall, assisted by Rev. T. Gard Littell and Rev. George Dunlap, rector of Old Swedes. The church was crowded with the most prominent people of Delaware and many persons from other States, as Mrs. Bird was well "known, not only in this state but in many other parts of the country. Among others present were Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, ex-Ambassador to England; Chief Justice Lore, Chancellor Nicholson, Judge William C. Spruance and Judge Boyce. Many prominent people from other States were present, the church being crowded to its utmost capacity. .Mrs. Bird silent a large part of her early life in Washington, while her father, the Hon. Janies A. Bayard, was United States Senator from Delaware. There she mingled in the best society this country afforded. She lias been prominent of late years in all charitable and philanthropic efforts in this city. She was particularly in terested in what is known as the Ladies' Needle Work Guild, a charitable organ ization for the distribution of necessary clothing to needy and destitute persons, She Ix'ing the one who first organized same in this city. She was elected its first president and held the office until the time of her ner death. She was first married to Dr. John K. a prominent physician of survive union, Foulk, Mrs. Edward Miss Florence Bavard Kane, Kane this city, and leaves to her live children of that Mrs. George R. Norris, James A. Bayard Kane and John Kent Kane. She was married to LcviC. Bird, June, 1S87. The services at tlie church were very simple, yet impressive, consisting of the brief Episcopal burial service. Tlie interment took place in tlie Bay ard family vault in Old Swedes Ceme tery. GLENOUHIL STILL AGROUND. Unsuccessful Attempt. Made to Float tlie Ilia Steamer at High Tide. Special to Tim Sun. Lewes, Del., Dec. 1.—Early this after tlie tugs North America and Pro noon tector made an attempt to float, tlie liig | H tcamer Glenocliil, which was blown upon tlie new breakwater on Tuesday The tide was running high and it was hoped that the attempt would | prove successful, but after several hours' j W ork on her it was found that (lie vessel! U V ns only moved about fifteen feet. The (Henoehil has listed to tlie port | )n dly and it is feared that if not floated w ,on she will prove a total loss. Another attempt will lie made at high tide to-1 liiglit. morning. An (ltd Resident Dead. ' Del., Dee. 1.—One of Can Camokn, lineut citizens, Edward; Lord, died here to-day at the age of tilt; Mr. Lord has for many years' been connected with the history of this.' lien's ■si pr, years. i town and lias figured in all the enter -1 lie was the am in the town, and has invalid for a long t hue. prises nf the community. been an V. Lupo, a coxs'n of the gunboat Wi - mington, who lias been on a leave absence, and who lias been in New York i Cit.v, came to this city Iasi nigli, and : s he walked up Market street, . f the crew Ilial ;;ol supposed lie was on. left, and lie had iiis own troubles cx 1 plaining the fact Unit lie was on leave. j Special to Tun Sun. i I'kaoue, Holiemia, Doc. 1.— 1 There was a renewal of the rioting here last even-j i"g. windows of the Gorman I Theatre, schools, restaurants, residences and newspaper offices were broken. The troops eventually cleared the ' streets. Many persons were injured and , a number of arrests were made._ I Fresh Kioling in I'nigue. ■ ATTEND THIS MEETING Business Men to Be Given an Oppor tunity to Show Tneir Colors on t lie Slop Over Question. The Board ol Trade will tonight lneij^ (► in their room in the Crosby A Hill build ing. The question of securing stop-over privileges is to be considered. The ob ject will be to secure them and to secure them at once. Not next spring, not next fall, but now. To secure such accom modations it is absolutely necessary that the merchants and business men of the city support the Board of Trade in their work. For the board to attempt to secure anything from the Pennsylvania Railroad withont being absolutely sure of the sup port of the men who would be benefitted thereby wmuld be folly. This fact the Board recognizes and in order to assure themselves of the co operation of the commercial interests they not only invite, but request the attendance of the live business men of the city. It is a case of "make a spocn or spoil a horn," and it depends alto gether on the people who are interested. Secretary Daniel W. Taylor, of the Board of Trade, says that the matter will either be put in definite shape or dropped at this meeting. There is no article in use in any section of the country covered by the line of the railroads running through this city that cannot be bought to better advantage here than elsewhere. Every single article used or wanted in any household or on any farm on the Peninsula can be purchased right here in Wilmington. Freight rates are less by at least 20 miles than from Philadelphia and transportation cuts quite a large fig ure in the expense. The lack of stop over privileges which has existed always is in a large measure responsible for the fact that the residents of the lower part of the State do not take advantage of these facts. They have be come so used to the sensation of being carried through Wilmington that they never think of it as a purchasing place. If without cost to themselves, they could stop over here and investigate the line carried by local merchants, many thous ands of dollars which now roll through here each year would find its way into the tills of Wilmington stores, Tonight will show whether the Wil mington merchant is on a par with a cross roads storekeeper or whether he is really a wide awake, progressive business man. From the sentiments expressed among them there will lx- a large attend ance. is in in • of of I-UOKMX TRUCK HERB. Placed in the Engine House of the Friendship Fire Company. The new combination truck and chem ical engine of the l'hoenfx Fire Company arrived yesterday afternoon at 2.00 o'clock and is now at the engine house of the FriendsliipCompany, where it will remain until tlie housing at tlie new quarters of the Phoenix Company on Friday. Last night the housing commit tee of the Friendship Company went to the P., W. A B. freight yard at Fourth and Pine streets and unloading the new apparatus took it to their home. William MeGonigal was the driver, Frederick Cliears, tillerman, and the committee, consisting of John Glackin, chairman Isaac Darlington, John Sherry, P. A. Callahan, Fred Larison and Charles ! Evans. a b. Tlie new truck is a beautiful piece of apparatus. It is 47 feet long and painted The trimmings are brass and and the longest ladders twenty-five, thirty and sixty length. It carries tlie carmine. nickel. | are feet in • regular number of axes, forks and j lanterns. The particular feature of tlie new truck is tlie fact that in connection a with till the other apparatus it lias a a., chemical engine and a tank which holds din gallons of chemicals. One advantage j of the truck is that its ladders are extern sinn mid not arid. The truck was made j by tl.e Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing] Company, of Chicago, William McGoni gal, nftlic Friendship Co., will drive in ! the parade Friday and t lie regular driver ill lie W. S. | . ] :ise'. to lie The celebration pr Walker. it successful affair. 1 *• I' 1 '. , ' alh 1'c, ill rVl . mn , r Delaware Council, N Benevolent T elected the Mlowin Mi i the ensuing year : President, Fra id I\ J. O'Hara : W • Mulliii ; mg ; . A. Ueillv ; treasurer, J>. j v\ \V ehaplnhi, Right Rev. J. J. j f irator, Michael Donahue; Burns ; outside roan ; in- ide guard. Laurence giaud, Tims. Mcliillen ; chancellor, W. lynch. ' niously to attend in n body tlie retreat at St. Peter's l'ro Catlicvai next i Sunday hanlt a well known crook was arrested . , , defrauding a mini jo I large amout of merchandise. | evening. L'seil the Mails For Fraud. Wasiiixuton, D. ('., Due. 1.—if. Rein- j , , . today charged wit Ii using the mails lor t , f merchants of a i i old iiiw m (► Kent County Democrats Declare It the Best. CONFERENCE FOR NEW RULES. Kent County Democrats Meet to For mulate New Rules and Regu lations Under the New Constitution. Special to The Sun: Dover, Del., Dec. 2. —It is the voice of Kent county Democracy that the system of voting in this State is not the best. It is their opinion that the Australian ballot system of vot ing should be abolished, that the system in which the trickery and stragetic poli tician figures prominently, should be killed and that we should resume that system where by main force or persua sive power the political manager gathers in his votes. And today in convention assembled, they so declared themselves. By this resume of the old system they claim that much of the present corrup tion at the polls will be eliminated. The Democrats of Kent county • met here today to discuss new rules and regulations, which may govern the Democratic party in the future in conformity with the new condition of things under tliej present State constitution. The conference resulted in the appointmen of a committe who will drafe new rules. Many prominent Democrats from all parts of the county were present and Ex-Congressman John B. Pennington presided over the meeting. The first work of the conference was to name a committee to make a new set of rules. The committee consists of ten men and after drafting the rules they will submit the same to the County Central Commit tee, who will act upon them. Tlie most important matter under dis cussion was the advisability of abolish ing the present Australian ballot system of voting, and it was the decision of the. conference that the law establishing it should be repealed and the old system of voting resumed. Much importance is attached to this action. Several members of the present legis lature were members of the conference, and tlie fact that some of the legislature men are in favor of bringing about a reform movement.in the voting system gives tone to the report that legislation to that effect will take place at the next session of the general assembly. IN SUPERIOR COURT. Colirl Adjourns at 12 O'clock in spent to the .Memory of Mrs. Levi C. Hied. Rc Testimony was taken in Superior Court yesterday in the case of J. Frank Ball, guardian of James M. Kane and Thomas Kane vs. James II. Kane,execu tor of Michael Kane. Tlie case was con tinued until tliits morning. There was no court in the afternoon in due respect to the late Mrs. Levi C. Bird, whose funeral was at 2 p. m. from her late residence. The day's calendar was disposed of as follows: James A. Kelly vs. Tlie Republican Printing and Publishing Company, con tinued for settlement. William T. Pretlynwn vs. Edwin 15. Williamson, continued on application of plaintiff on tlie ground of the absence of a material witness. George S. Allmon, d. b. r., vs. Andrew B. Jones, p. b. r., car ried to (lie foul of the list; Thomas E. Shea, d. b. a., vs. Agnes Kerr, p. b. r., continued on application of the defend a it. 1 e'ow appelant; Hudson A Co., d. b. a., vs. George A. IVolf, p. b. r., discon tinned; James B. Stidham, d. b. a., vs. Thomas E. llonev, p. b. r., judgment j for Roney for SUK5.M8; Port Kennedy ! Slate Works vs. Frank A. .Mitchell, cun tinned on application of tlie defendant; William 11. Blair vs. Wils. ! continued on application ant. | J the defend-. ! lured in the divorce Publication was cases of I laim."!i !.. < :: . 11 1 1 \ i lx rt 1 :'e ! >1 in m I, Li; vs. pi nil's Dine (lien ■n C. Mead vs. Lvdia E. Mead. ! 1 and Edv. I ill till- lira-: : v ■ .in i' ; sn mhm'S >f lit* <li\ <tires, hut t he i Hint ini Mi a ' ret urn was in case era in tl * Ci ei iimmissioi recommended that tin.* children lie given j n p, () : ii.-t'.dv of the mother. j Charles Dawes A eeives. (,t 1.—Charles W.\sll I.N(. ton, •omingcomptroller of currency I it the While House today lie will ( I i remain in Washington peniuiHontly, as Eckels Enve before the holidays. His 'appointment will be sent t soon after Congress meets. the Senate II Cost $17,000. j New York, N. Y. Dec. 1.— A seat in the Stock Exchange was sold at auction t , „|ny hv A. II. Muller A Son for $17,000. The names of both seller and buyer are i kept secret. I 111 THE GOVERNMENT SALE. Historic Furniture Sold to the High est Bidddr. Lawyers Bid on the United States Court Room Furnishings. The old furniture in the abandoned Federal Building, at Sixth and King streets, was sold at public sale yesterday afternoon. The greater portion was knocked down to dealers, but some of the old office furniture caused some lively bidding. The old calender clock which was se lected and purchased by the late Judge Bradford, and whicli has for many years marked the hours for weary jurymen and court officials in the United States Court room was sold to P. Blair Pie, a young lawyer. The small portable book case which was made for the judge during his term of office was also knocked down to the same young barrister, as was also the desk used by the late Judge Wales.; City Solicitor Conrad became the owner of two desks and one or two of the heavy carved chairs which have for years stood in the Judge's room. Captain Chambers was the purchaser of several stoves in various stages of preservation, and Mr. Conrad secured the heavy carpet on the floor of the Grand Jury room. Nothing salable now remains within the walls of the building, although one room on the third floor is crowded with old records of coses tried in years gone by, to examine which would prove in teresting pastime for some of the young lawyers. During the course of the sale the ghost which for several days haunted the court room was laid. It was a reflection caused by the lights from one of the south win dows striking at a peculiar angle on the glass front of the old clock. When the ancient timepiece was removed from the wall tlie spirit of the old barrister was effectually banished. Fat Iyer's Awful Vengeance. Evebohehn, Ala., Dec. 1.—Coot King a farm hand on the plantation of Will iam Ellis, near here, was kitted yester day afternoon by Mr. Ellis alone, he refusing all assistance, though a hundred or more of the neighbors gathered ill the forenoon and were anxious to have a band in the aflair. \\ illiam Ellis is one of the most prom in nt planters in Alabama, and is a man of considerable wealth. Ilis eighteen year-old daughter Is a handsome and complishcd young woman, and it was an assault upon her committed by King that caused the killing. Mr. Ellis captured King yesterday morning, and kept him tied and a pris oner in his house until afternoon. He coolly informed others who had been apprised of the offence and had collected in a mob that lie would deal to the negro, unaided and alone, (lie punishment that he deserved, and commanded them to disperse. He marched King to a nearby swamp in the afternoon, banged him to a tree and riddled his body with bullets. He left the body banging, returned to bis home and stated that the negro laid been lynched, and that nobody was respon sible for it but himself. It. is the first time in the South that a mail has been summarily executed by one man, and so coolly and deliberately under such circumstances. ac McKenna, President, uu i McKenna's Successor. Wash i\<; ton, Dec. 1.—Tlie name of Solicitor (ieiieral J. K. Richards, of Ohio, was mentioned today as successor to lie is a close friend of the lficliards said that the place ut, been offered to him. Brilliant Nuptials a( St. Bdirge's. Del.. Dee. 1.—Tlie M. E. Sr. G Ki >n< iks I'hureii Iirilli;:: ISt !.i'ii at l.-oll 1 Lilly \ . I lesson led to the .: .i M. Human, daughter of i near St. (ie. rges. prettily decorated with elirysantlieiiiMiiis and palms and Mr. Sr annul, Tlie chuivl vas crowded to I' Mr. B:ick>on is a prominent fanm r near Delaware City on as the ''liiil Top farm" what is kim\ ami lie aisi ie country ivsi deuce nf MIa \ i (Bird, M- ! lai inn is A reception was Judd at the home f the •eivmony. ii.iiiP fluidv after the A num l,cr of Wilniingtonians were pres Eugene Buckson, best ! ... k iiM'ludiug cut, man; Eugene Docket) - , usher; Mi's rty, Miss Estella Doekcty, Miss Dolma ;) CIL 'lii ty- and a number of porsi oilier parts of the State. The happy couple received a large number of beau presents, including a hand.-i clock, presented by a club of frit nils. is from Subscribe for Tin: Sunday Sun.