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SUN. * WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1898. ONE CENT YOL. 1. NO. 175. USER LURKS IN DELOT United States Must Act at Once Spain Will Steal a March. or HOUSE NOW THE CYNOSURE ■ All Eyes are Upon It—Honor of American Nation Now anced iu Its Hands— Conference Would Mean In definite Delay— Spain Using the Time to Perfect Her Army and Navy—Speaker Reed Does Not Favor Recog nition of Republic of Cuba. Bai April !"•—A new week in tlie lluspauio-.Xmerican question be gins to-day. During tiie past week no additional facts nesented and no vote in Congress tanged by brilliant, eloquent and tlie case is completely Special to The Sr s'* WASHINGTON, April 17.—Every thing now depends outlie* Republican majority in Hie House. Speaker Reed is trying to persuade the House to knock out that part of the Senate resolution, which recog izes the Republic of Cuba. Ifasnfltcieot niimberofthe Repub licans desert Speaker Reed anil join tlie Democrats who favor the recogni tion of the Cubans as embodied in the Senate resolution, then the House of Representatives will pass the resolu tion tomorrow. Otherwise, a conference will he asked for nod that means indefinite delay. President, 1 hough not in fnvorof Cuban recognition, will not veto the Senate resolution if It is passed by n the House. All American Consuls in Spain have lifted to leave their posts if , tliey considered themselves In danger. Tin opinion here tonight is that tlie Xaeio .*1 Guard will lie called into br?» on Tuesday. T! entire regular army is rapidly •il Hie southern ports of acii nun ing towai mobiliznt ion. ii stall Uinesi«'iiilcnt. Wash INI ITO.N were was c learned debate made up. Tlie* evidence is all in. It is feared to-night that tlie delay, oc casioned by the tact that tlie Senate resolution'will not meet with favor in the House, will prove disastrous to the United States. Disagreement in tlie House, then ten days forthe President's consideration will only give the European powers ample time to intrigue, donspire and threaten to intervene but allows Spain to complete arrangements for tlie purchase of munitions of war, even in our markets and make- shipments in foreign vessels to the lands of the Spanish kingdom. The longer tlie delay the better Spain will be prepared for war when it comes, fighting, as she must at an immense dis tance from her base of supplies, without fuel her fleet will be helpless. Thursday night the British steamer Hampstead sailed from Norfolk with three thousand tons of American coal for the bunkers of the Maria Theresa and Cristobal Colon and the torpedo flotilla at St. Vincent. The agents of Spain are purchasing mules at Kansas City and quartermas ters' supplies in Baltimore and New York. Gun foundries and powder mills are running day and night, and a new Armada is darkening the seas. The people have rendered their ver dict. There is no delirium nor frenzy for war. Tlie bravest men dread war most, but the "cankers of a calm world and a long peace" are worse than war, and discouraging as it may be* to the moralist or the ecclesiastic, the man or the nation that does not resent an insult, demand reparation for an injury, and make tlie wrongs of the helpless his own, becomes the object either of compassion or con tempt. It is not wise to undervalue an enemy, but the must competent military critics do not consider Spain capable of main taining even a foiunidale defensive war. Certainly slit* can land no armed force in our territory. We have no vulnerable colonies nor outlying possessions and de pendencies to defend. Operations must be confined to tlie sea ani Cuba. Our harbors are protected. Our fleets are equal to hers and can be indefinitely reinforced. In population and resources we are so much superior that victory would b.; well nigh destitute of glory. Spain has passed the grand clininteric of nations, and is iu the stage of senile decay. We are in the uncon quered and indomitable vigor of lusty adolescence and thrice armed because we have our quarrel just. Judging by tiie campaigns of tlie past, thrceyears.it does not seem doubtful that Phil Sheridan or Stonewall Jackson, with a corps of 20 , 0 ( 1 .) men, could have idden from Cape Mazi te Cape San An. not ,„„l„ ,,,,.i a,.;,.,,,, „„,i Beli'e i„ Il/if ?&, together into the gulf. Whether we have any Sheridans or Jacksons now is not disclosed, but the emergency goner ally brings the man. 8 3 8 ^ 4,1 by the Italy at twenty-seven! and Alexander died at thirty-three. At the beginning fifty twl'f Grant 6 tii'irtv ninp 00 *! I thirtv-five ' McPherson thirty-three 1 Shendan thirty-onel'sherinan forty-one! Kilpatrick twentv-tive Cluster twentv-l two, Rosecrans forty-two, Thomas forty five, Meade forty-six, Stonewall Jackson thirty-seven while Lee and Johnston tlie oldest on either side to reach dis tinction were fiftv-four Eurramit the veteran ' of the navy was sixty and Worden the hero of the Monitor was ' forty-three. General Miles and Commo-! dore Schley will each' be fifty-nine this I year, but the treaty of peace will no I doubt be signed before their birthdays j come y Considering the immense importance 1 of time * and the dangers luiel'conlplica^ j lion that acciimulaie with every hour of' delay the ptaillnged diffuseluulleisltreiv i ».*nt£n ' Ke I ubsolutelv unintelligible. Were it for a ; struggle tor partv advantage it could be comprehended; but partisanship is ob - 1 literated—Democrats, i'opulists ami lie publicans are united. Not only are tlie Spaniards obtaining 1 great advantage by this waste and con sumption of tlie hours, but the business „f this country suffers acutely from the uncertainty and indecision of Congress I upon trivial and unimportant details of pnraseology, punctuation and etiquette, j s reported that the President is' a n x ious for immediate action one way , or the other, and tlie House is so ini-1 patient that it refused to adjourn vester- j (iay, but took a recess till 10 o'clock Monday inorning. The effect is to con- j tinue this legislative day over Sunday, in order to be ready to act upon j resolution passed by the Senate at Hie earliest moment, and without interfere ence irom the reguliir order of business. 1 lie friends oi recognition are sanguine of success, and its opponents intimate! that should tiie President consider the | Senate resolution an infringement upon i his constitutional prerogative he will be [ at liberty to ignore and disregard it and! act in his own time and his own way. ! In the tumult and clash and collusion ! of opinion in such a passionate crisis : changes are kaleidoscopic in their rapidity and it is impossiple to foretell the action of tlie House, because the members have I fornmlated no course and have no fixed ! purpose. The tendency will be to dis -1 pose of the matter at once on anv basis ! which does not require too great a sacri flee of pride and self respect. The House can either concur in the ; S mate amendment on Monday or it can j disagree and ask for a conference. Con- j ference committees are constituted with ! a majority from each House who are ; friendly to tlie measure as it passed tlie ; body by which tliey are appointed. They ] can only consider such matters as have been before tlie Houses, so that the scope I of tiller action js defined and limited. I The adoption of the Foraker-Tumie [ amendment by a, majority large** than its | champions anticipated is a signal victory tor the auvergant*s of the artinlustration,! and renders the final' result more ttneer-1 tam. The [personal equation cimies in to ; conipl'.cate the issue, (.rent efforts w"' be made to prevent concurrence by the House* and to throw the subject into con- j ference*. Huch struggles usually end in compromise. Between recognition and the Presidential protool lli ' Davis ix'so-: liition is the logical outcome. 1 The llolv Alliance roorbacks and mys- j tenons threats of Euroncan interven on , are impolitic contrivances ami instead ot exciting lear serve only to increase exas- j peration. Then autlints aie not siigae.- . mus. Jliey , 1K, ; fc ^'vuut* | of Congress. Ins is an Aineriean affair. I , Senator Teller and-henalor Allen hud the [ t correct diagnosis today when they de-; claretl that foreign niterterejice would he resented as an intolerable nffront and; would only increase and augment the | severity of our final adjust inent with ■ Spain. j Warships Off St. Thomas. Chabmittk Amauk, Island of St. Thomas, April 17.—A squadron of five warships, the nationality of which is unknown, has passed to tin; westward of this island. Lee to Lend a Division in Cuba. Washington, April 17.—Consul-Gen eral Fitzhugh Lee went to Richmond yesterday to spend Sunday with his family. Before leaving town lie had a long conference with Secretary of War Alger, and it was arranged that General Lee should be commissioned a Major General and placed in command of a division of the army for the invasion of Cuba. The fact was also developed at the conference that Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt lias made application for appointment on General Lee's staff, and that it will be acted upon favorably if Mr. Roosevelt does not withdraw it, which is not likely. President McKinley and Secre tary Long and others of Mr. Roosevelt's friends, who have been aware of his intention, have advised him to abandon it and to remain on duty as Assistant Secretary of the Xavv. Mr. Roosevelt has been perhaps the most enthusiastic ami unwavering advo cate of a vigorous war policy of any of the Administration officials, and as Chairman of the Naval Strategy Board he has been especially efficient, would no doubt make a brave and dash ing staff officer, but many o'f his friends think that there is work for him to do in the Navy Department of greater im portance to the Government than he would be called upon to perform in the field, especially in view of the improba bility of a long campaign in Cuba. 1 ■.a | i -_A rrlibislmr Ireland lias eleeraohed I, Die Vatican that e has hadVither interview with Presi dent McKinlev, who shows a desire for in eniisefinenep of t.he riwini nf peace, in consequence oi tlie receipt of tins dispatch Cardinal Rampolla, l'apal Sieeretnrv of Ktate lias heen^elnseted sill theTnominnwdth'ilfnr Slerrvv Colon tne morning «itii senut Merry v Colon, the Spanish Ambassador to Italy. The Vatican authorities sav that the efforts of the 1'ope are still befit* directed to the i. ,,, The negotiations for the sale of the Italian cruiser Garibaldi to Spain have ^" defil>ltely 8 l l 8 P elule d ' v lhe New York Coming Homo. 'Southampton, England,April 17.—^The deepest interest and excitement were manifest at tlie docks yesterday when \ the American officials and a crowd of spectators witnessed one of the grim ! little incidents which form the prelude | °f war. It is usually regarded that a j floating palace is for gay holiday makers; but today the steamship New York put I to sea on her gloomy journey, carrying j "»>.v ber crew, coal, water ballast and the good will ot the spectators. ! One thought of the Nordenfeldt guns j which all last winter decorated the >»imic warship in the Covet Garden ballroom till the last dance, when they ' vanished to reappear mounted on a Slgnlsh battleship . | The American line steamer St. Lotus; !«"led for New York yesterday on her regular trip. The Now York sailed at !P* in response to an urgent tele ;gram. I 1 All Able-Uodicil Srmniimls Wanted. ,, . . . , , , ,, 1 A pr d 1 drspatcfi to lie Petit Journal from Cette says that all ot the able-bodied Spamarcls in that city , have been ordered home. ; - j Spanish Flotilla in Knglish Channel. I South imi'Ton April 17 — An incomin"' veH sel reiwarts iiavine sighted a Spanish I q, lt qi a j„ the Channel, presumably wait i ng t0 C0UV ey the Spanisli torpedo-boat! Jest rover Audaz, which was recently I put in dry clock liere becauHC^ of damage! sustained in a storm ill the Irish Sea. - Care For Wounded Soldiers. ... Wasuinutox, April 17.—The 1 resi -1 dent lias allotted $20,(XX) from theemer gency fund to the army Medical Depart inent at the solicitation of Surgeon-Gen era! Sternberg. The sum will be ex 1 pended in the* purchase of medical fur niture tor surgeons, for the hospitals, surgical chests and instruments, blank ,ets. mattres-es and hospital supplies. Those who are wounded in Cuba will be treated iu tlie temporary hospitals] which will be established and as soon as j possible will be brought to this country. I The naval ambtilinje ship Solace will lie used for this pur] os;. A hospital train w ill run from Tampa t > the various hos pitals along the coast. There is a large hospital at Kev West, where the facilities will be increased by tlie erection of hospital tents. The naval hospitals along the coast will be rendered accessible by the hospital train, which wall carry to | more distant wints those who can stand ; this journey This will relieve the sur genus m Cuba of all those cases which may safely be brought home and there ] will be no overthrowing of the hospitals j of Honda. j . - ~ : To Equip ilie Invauiiig Army. | Wasiiin.itox, April 17.—The tinny | q, lal t c , nima t e rs opened bids yesterdav in ^hihulelpha. New York and Chicago for j *250,01,0 worth of supplies. These* in- ! o|ud ^ a vnrit . tv material, which will replenish tlie depleted stock at the ! irill A I | rir n ; lt o : M nutipinatimi of ! J ' lin-u-v denvmd< from the resru- I | a ' ,] j' aN ^ j tx?ei J leeted for mobilfza ? , ^ XtUl?" I , m b(J IieC e 9 sarv to make additional haat>g jllat a8 H J, aH war declared ! *„. as Bf , on as [ lle president decides to call, f ()r n V( ,l Iin teer force. The schedules for i the latter material have been prepared, lnd s ] low t fmt ful I v $>1,000,000 must lx; j , x nded f(>1 . c i ot |jing, and camp and I gul l . ria(>n equipment. The first purchase! *, ab , nlt $ vjo i(M K». ! lie reace Talk in Home. I "Peace or War! Which?" Rev. W. L. S. Murray made* an elo quent address to a large audience in the Y. M. C. A. Hall yesterday afternoon, his subject lx*ing, "Peace or War! The Harrison M. E. Church Which?" choir furnished some fine selections. In the Taking of Testimony In the Boggs Case. GRAND JURY RESUMES The United States District Court Grand lurv will reconvene in the Fed HiT • 1.1 till reu era b,Hiding this morning and take up their wearv task of resuming the taking oi testimony in tlie cage of William N 1 1 \ ' . V 1 Vv V Boggs and the other looters oi the First National Bank of Dover The members of tiliiG lrand Turv have 1 ,,V' ; 1 1 ' V r uranu .nii) na\t had a slight rest irom the intricacies of the case, but United States District At tornev l,ewis C Vandiurrift b is boon t mi) newis 1 . \ .uicunit. lus been working incessantly on tliecase. The Grand Jury will consume at least inouiaiiu Jiir\ win consume at aasi two more days before any indictments are presented, and it is intimated that some sensational features may develop before that time \Y Hat these will be is locked up in the bosom ot District Attorney Vandegnft and all acquainted with that gent email know hill well that nothing could be gleaned Irom lum until the time he , T ni F,, o? 8 X P? 8e '[ ieui *. , , . ..^'iited Sta es-Senator Richard Rollins klmT^omelhffig'^Hlii^btrtlmt^s Thoughtpossible^at t e present thne aot ln ' ul =" 1 P 11, " u)le ' ,l y, P'lsein time. They may be informed before or after the trials of Mr Rows and others inter 1 . • 8 ' .. u ol,1L, s iniei (st V d ^ loa tn|g ot the bank but the probabilities are that it will be after the present, cases are disposed of. Nothing appears to shake the non ehafiia- of Sr. Kenney but it is allied „.Ill I, .h»l Lb.c ,Z, "have glided over° his tad. g !_ZllZLl. I Memorable Day in Rplscopaoy. One of the largest confirmation ser viwa held in the Episcopal Church for years took place in this city yesterday, and was conducted bytl'e 'Rt. Rev. s Leighton Coleman. The first service of confirmation was held at St, Andrews Church, N. W. corner of Eighth and Shipley streets, I, and in the afternoon at Calvary. The two churches were packed before J e, the services began, and by the time* the ! Bishop arrived they were compelled 1,1 i turn several hundred people away. Several were confirmed and the event! wlrt tie remembered for sometime as one I A of the biggest in the history of the Del aware diocese. The night services were | held at Old Swede's Ohiirch. at Seventh , co and Chnroh streets, at, l was the largest , of the day. . , 1 Seventeen were confirmed. i Every seat in the historic edifice was taken and the ushers had to make a 1 large portion stand. The old choir of Old Swede's has dis banded and a new one started called the ; "New Circle Choir" and has only been . . ... considered by those who heard it to be j j one of the best in Wilmington. Excel- H i en t music was rendered at the morning : j| and night services. This made the sec- | a ond class that this church has continued this year. . i M;, B* Dunlap, wlm is pastor of i v ' d .b"eue*s, assisted the bishop .in the services and the two ,tefi\ored eloquent ,v, aclai ' eS6e8 011 confirmation. , Morocco Ira tie Dull. Tlie morocco business in Wilmington is duller just now than it has been tor a longtime. Numbers of men and boys lima* hopn disrluuwil and the skins in , .. ' bej,ar worked out and few 'V® ,in B i„ several cases machines have been . . j '.onlVliere are rmnors that one f aet0| . v at i eas t will close* [<>P u couple of' v -.. ie j £ g : n a ul IO i-t. time * ! of | ( t .|aii»H*el that this dullness is w j 10 j| v ( j 1K , t0 [|, e ' war scare which is 1 novv au d which leaves business in an ,,i'| condition j ^_'_ in aiiaj wine liirongeu. Tlie balmy spring weather of yesterday afternoon fiad tlie effect of drawing thousands of persons to take a stroll along the histone banks of the Brandy wine creek, and the principal thorough-1 fares leading to that- point were thronged j r with pedestrians. 1 The gentler sex were evidently out in force*, and their new dresses and hats ; compelled more than one of the many , male pedestrians to turn and look a < - ||, em ns they passed by. I , i Price of Coflee Adianoed. On baturdi.y the* first advance in cofiet* | f „ ami tea, caused bv rumors ot war with j Spam, was made bv tlie merchants of | tl.ia eity, when a half cent increase was 1Madt ! 111 these commodities. I Ins makes , al > ad 'auce o one cent a pound within st '-be past ten days. I lie merease lol ows a ,l>en ;d ot about two years during which , '*>e price has been steadily on tlie de clme -— - l. So ln «l llcst Necessary. , Deputy Coroner ('Handler decided to ! bold no inquest on the body of Mrs. I . Anna Wilkinson, who died suddenly at! her home, No. 115 Just Ison street; on i Samrdav evening last. It was not deemed ' necessary as investigation showed that dentil was duo'to natural causes. CJuiteil Stales District Attorney Lewis C. V'amlegrift Working Inces santly On the Looting- of* the Bank. , , ,, . , , i . before lliejHiblic once^betore, and it was ■ j Tl the i No Orders Received. Col. J. 1'. Wickersham when seen last night, stated that he had not received any orders for the National Guards to leave town in six hours and that it was beyond His knowledge if any one else had. C. H. Arno'd, of New York, visited in this city on Friday. , A FABULOUS REWARD. Master Howard Wilson Given $1.00 for Returning a Small Fortune of$U400. Master Howard Wilson, non of Robert L. Wilson of Clayhwnt, on Saturday evening received the munificent reward TODAy^riJ'^nSatU y $2400. On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Sarah Webster, of Brandvwine hundred lost her grip and purse between the farm of •f. Edward Addicks and Joseph Forwood. The grin and purse combined contain ed a bond for $1400, a savings bank book which had been balanced to $iio(), a check for $150 on the Union National Umik, of WUmington, loose cash to the extent ot $l.!.0o, and a pair of eye glasses , „ a i r of „i,, vp „ ' 8 a "v r ,V Webster did' not miss the lost uiq nor, miss t.ie lost articles until she returned lioma and be came almost fi-mt in r.ver her 1 came almost mimic o\er net loss, So severe was the "grief ' of the ladv " hen Master Wilson appeared on the fortune in scl ,K " IWI l [ xt 8,,ian mrtune 111 ms possession and gave it to the rightful owner,that she 111 return for her trans • • from "Brief to inv" nneneH tier mission irom grier to jov opened tier PM* and gave him the large and fubu otts * ,? & sum of just one bundled cults. - Gliuroh Nearly Completed. ■ The new German Lutlieran Church : llow being erected by David Dangle, [he contractor, at Sixth and Jackson streets, will be completed by the first 0 f June, 'flip church is eighty feet long on the Sixth street side, and'sixty feet wide on the Jackson street side. ' It is *i xty - 3 i x Bnd three-quarter feet high, wl,ll °'be steeple is i:'.5 feet high, sur !? ,nt « 1 . b , v a P 11 cross, six feet seven mbhes high, mounted on ornamental cornier work four feet l .vi, imkimr the jiif i l.tgli, making tlie distance irom the ground to top ot cross 2 12 feet and four'inches. It has two atones and a basement wiin,,. » . ,,i ,, a fi 1 . , J? va i K u„Vh!. U Hra b' r ^'Pl * 1 ' 8 "r iesti e ", te ''' tSS^CLSOgiZ, ^air! ^te'nsed 'bvDm"',!^ fligl ^° f I o , 2 ' 1 ' !,s 1 0 ' pulpit above, (in the .eeond floor is «itimtc'd tlie; aiiditorium. and the gallery 'n vrUch the choir will be. Hie ceiling ftescoed and made round in the s l ape of a dome. nit will''' ,' e pi1 ' ", , be presented b\ Mis. Joseph le > !ald i, t '' e J argP j . t0 p ! e efl I, the pulpit bt Mis. John (t. Ieliren bach, the rest will be the gifts nf differ J e, ™i nen| bers oi the congregation. ! ' , architecture ts ot an entirely i !!!!,'!! ''''f^'piqhOM.Ti'f b ^i '"V •L 1 S rt ' "' ai , ol Pliladelplna. The building be lighted by electricity and gas. A 1 ' 8 Patents will be cemented and , j" ala Mitrance will be on Jackson ; When hires bed the bn,king will co ;' 1,1 " e netghboi hood of $-0,000. , rll f clmrcl. will seat about tliree s^^ Tim «, »4 I ii mi Vi .1 r] P ' ', ln q n h , Ke '' lsensJunidt, D. D„ tlie ... j j!je b aM , H ; a a nt)1 j| le ; r a | )mU q. Seven months ago Nilinski, accompli-1 of nied by his parents, left this city on a v isit to the land of their birth. Soon after arriving in Lnebnu he I ,v, nil0 d tlie acquaintance of Rosalie' Schultz, a rosy-cheeked maiden of nine-1 teen years. Acquaintanceship lipened ! into friendship and friendship into love. I Tlie lovers became engaged, and when | Nilinski and his parents got ready to j to come back to America Rosalie pamed her lover and intended husband. , When the steamer reached Locust Point, i v Baltimore, the immigrant inspector re ; fused to permit Rosalie to land. Young Nilinski was equal to the occa He went to the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and secured a maraiage license. Then the Rev. Mr. Ifennig- j hauses, pastor of St. Stephen's Church. 1 waN ca,,ed U P 011 a » d be performed the j ceremony which made Franz and his ! fair Rosalie husband and wife. ! Mr. and Mrs. Nilinski and their parents are stopping at No. 112(1 Elm ! street, this city, until they can secure a 1 finuse of their own. ' ! - - ; in New.Lodge Organized. Vortordnv u'ilmioBt ,.,, 1 to r i r n i",, n i .. (h .j . ■ t was organized nt the h*wwli Kvmnnuriu*' be e*!m lt f a ,, n < imnie streets Clmr 'ill. 8 ». r-*.,),.?,, Arlnliili l'lntou-skv 1 , ' '' q. :' .... j .„ f) .y , b ,;, ,<a-s he (ira ni S Y,! ti A i * ."M' W ' oond,,c ^ d 41,0 Tlie Wilmington'Lodge has about f „ l 1 v -fi v «. members and has chosen Mne " es Wiel, president; Samuel Slesinger, vicf^prcwident* Mfirris Lew treasurer Ha„. v Gortlot/, secretary; and Di Wer ner recording secretary. They were in st Hlie*<l in the evening,' which' exercises f ( ,n,, W t*tl bv a banquet. - ' Proclamation Issued, On Saturday afternoon Sheriff Flinn iHt-ueil bis proclamation for the Mavterm S tZi . ' , W, ;, nt V. 'f " ,, ld ^ ' d ' , 1 ' T r ,s llrc -" , L 11 ' w, '° ,, " 1 " Uled Branre8 of roi/uiai j " ' j Franz Nilinski ami his bride arrived ] j n Wilmington on Saturday night from j pr as Ix'tter know n, West Prus-1 sia, a portion of the German empire, a Tl '"'" wedding had a romantic tinge | ] I pastor of the congregation. ] j I Romantic Marriage. accom-; 1 Intel and William Fisher, who on-, , West Sixth street residence for the alleged purpose of committing a fel innns assault. tci'ed i _ Several Great Chiefs of the Great Council of Delaware, imp'd <). R. M., have received invitations to attend the reception which is to be given the great chiefs of Maryland on the evening of April 28th, by Little Elk and Mattahoon Tribes, at Cherry Hill. ^^^e A. F. l'olk, of Georgetown, visited this oily yesterday. I II To All Inquiries Made the Offi cials are Absent. WHO DOES RUN THE RANCH. F . .. . . , . wi i 1 requent \ isita to the ofliLe of the WiI mington L'ght, Heat and Power Com P an J'> a ' No. 000'. Market street, has al n ro , n u. 1( i an n , 0 Lr dnr ^V s , 111 the same manner dur nig the past two weeks. That i« tint, the nflW W is a! wiv« ... ;*?, 1 ? 0 ,. 7 ^ is always m whilst the officers of the company, Preston Lea and James W. Ponder, are „ ftT 1 onip l 1 ( in« lw their nh«.nn® Whv this is'thnslv has not'as vet been " n\ tins is tuusiy nas not as vet been explained, but it is possibly due to the .. * b . A- , ,, _ 1 . tnat; thc cnartu ot the company h_s again been buried in the grave, from „? hicil it had been resurrected by Willard Saulsbury & Company, after three long ■ vears had elapsed 8 : It is a well known fact that the char ter of incorporation was granted to the company in 1895 by the StateLegisIa ture; that it was resurrected and two attempts made to sell it to the Wihning ton City Electric Light Company; that tlie latter company refused both offers, and that after theSe were refused Sauls^ burv & Company decided to run a plant of their own, and furnish light heat and power to customers at great v "reduced ' nrieea prieis. 1 ins generous scheme on tlie part of Messrs Saulsburv, Lea and Ponder l.na «,„i , i,,, has not yet materialized and the proba bihiies now are that it never will, h lhe „ fcrrt mo ™. of tl 'f e « en . tle "? n Z&3V«SXZS?ggl 'o.^nable tlie-u. to tear up certain M t0 ull °" thcm 1,1 lay Tlflslnove was made one month ago, but as the Street and Sower Department has not yet acted on the petition, and righteously so, it is believeved Mr. *saul» bury A Co. will be kept irom carrying ?A lt H'f 11- „ newl - v cherished plans and knocking out kn.jck out the \\ ilmington City Electnc Light Company. I he office boy, however, it is said, is still at the office, while the officials are too "busy, ' it- is alleged, to put in an ap l w ' rant ' e - of the consecration of the church. subscriptions will lie solicited bv a enm mittee, including Hon. Thomas T. Bay ard and Dr. Horace Burr, Edward T. Canby and Messrs. Grolie and Curtis, Tlie estimated cost of the renovation is about $2,000, and an effort will be made to have the work completed before the - v , ... , - „ .. National Equal Suffrage Conlercnoe. At the coming conference of the National Equal Suffrage Association which will be held iu the New Century drawing roam, Friday and Saturday of this week, there wilt be afternoon and evening sessions. In the afternoon, local speakers will take part in the pro gram and at tlie evening sessions, Rev. Anna II. Shaw and Mrs. Currie Cliap man Cult will represent the National As sociation. Miss Mary G. Hay will be presiding officer. A small admission fee will lx* charged in the evening and collections will be taken at tin* afternoon sessions, the fund to go toward defraying the expenses of t lie conference. It is hoped that all will be interested to go and hear these able speakers, whose clear and logical argil ments iiave often carried conviction to the most determined opponents of the cause of equnl suffrage, The Officers of the Wilmington Light, Heat anil Power Company Generally Away on Business of Importance. >r endeavoriu to Two Hundredth Anniversary. 'flit* vestry of Trinity parish, which comprises Old Swedes' Church, this city, will celebrate tlie two hundredth anni versary of the laying of tin* corner-stone of tlie old church on Saturday, May 28. The rector of the parish, tlie Rev. H. Ashton Henry, and tlie assistant minis ter. tiie Rev. Martin B. Dunlap, together with Dr. Horace Burr, compiler of tlie John S. Grolie, . compose tfit> the programe, which will probabl\" include historical addresses. This celebration will, however, be but a preliminary one to tlie great celebra tion to be given on Trinity Sunday, May 28, 1899, tlie two hundredth anniversary In order to put the interior of the edifice into a complete stale of repairs. records of (lid Swedes, and Charles M. Curti committee to arrange consc'cmtion anniversary. New Auxiliary Cruiser. The big steamship Juniata, built by tlie Harlan Cc Hollingsworth Company for tlie* .Merchant and Miners' -transpor tation Company, has been purchase the goverment, the ileal having just been completed. y 1 The* Juniata istlie latest.and most com pletely equipped vessel of Merchants' Intel Mimas' Company fleet. as only The .1 uniat: recently com pleted nt a cost of about $;!00,000. The price the guvenuent paid |or her is un mown. She is a steel steamer fitted with powerful boilers and was to have boon used in the* coastwise passenger and ■ryice of the company. , . . Neat Sum Realized. The Cuban benefit, performance at the Opera House on Tuesday night, under the auspices of the Woman's Cuban Aid Society, was a social, artistic and finan ciill success. The net sum realized for the Cuban fund was $925, and this amount will be augmented to $400 from treasury of the society. jf."®"Colone*l James L. Devon is in New .'k o:i business.