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•" ;*• fSrf m ■ — »V:. i ■, ■ ■■r ■'■■■■>- •■;■«■*• ■Swim' SUN. OXE CENT WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, SUNDAY, MAY 1. 1898. VOL. 1. NO. 187. GOVERNMENT TROOPS GUARD DUPONT'S WORKS! Fear That the Powder Mills Might Be Blown Up by Spanish Spies. The United States Will Look After All Powder Mills in the Future. North Atlantic Fleet Will r be Divided—Spain's War Vessels Their .Way Here—Reported at Manila Between the American and Spanish Fleets. The Thought- to be on Engagement By StsIT CornsioiuUiicc to Thf. Bun. Washington, Atlantic fleet will be divided and heavier armbr clads be used against the Spanish fleet if it should come this way. The American liners and other fast vessels will act as scouts to observe the movements of the Spaniards. April 80.—The North The battleship Oregon, one of tiie best in the navy, is reported to have arrived at Rio Janeiro on Iter way 'rout tiie Pacific coast to join the North Atlantic fleet. Some fears have been expressed that tiie Spanish torpedo boat Temeraro at Buenos Ayres would intercept Iter. It is thought tiie Spanish fleetjleft Cape Verde Islands to head her off and over The government may send power Iter, some fast cruisers from the North At-' lantic fleet to meet her am! help her against great odds. Rumors of the battle at Manila be tween the Spanish and American fleets are flying thick and fast, hut no infor mation lias yet been received at the Navy Department, and the rumored destination of the Spanish -fleet and loss of two American ships with o(K> men not only lacks confirmation from any source but is utterly repudiated by naval of ficials. Ttiev expect some news tomor row. night tonight 011 hurried orders for Wil - Batteries II and M, Fourth Artillery, stationed here, left shortly after titid lningtou for the purpose of guarding tl.i duPont powder works. Since the blowing up of the Santa ., ,, , ,, „ , Cruz, talifornio, and Dover, N. J., pow der works, there are fears of treachery, , , , , , . 7 aud the hurry order was issued to-night on receipt of startling news from Wil , , , , mingtoti that an attempt to blow Up the| works might Ik- made. . Tiie government obtains all its sup-1 plies of powder from the three works, and now thill the others have been tie strayed, or partly, at least, it will take extraordinary precautions tlmt the Du Pont works d 1 not suffer a similar fate. DnPonts have contracts with govern ment for millions of dollars of powder of all kinds and the destruction of the works at this time would be almost a national calamity. The nature of the advices received from Wilmington to-night can pot be obtained. The butteries went on it special train. / Sicelul toT h i-;S i n, .KEY Whst, Fla. April 80.—Incoming dispatch boals report that Ihe flagship New York, under Rear Admiral Samp son's cbunmind, 11 red twelve of her 4 it cli and 0-inch shells lust night- at the fciti ications of Puerto Cabanas, which is a small town about twenty-five miles west of Havana, 011 the north coast of Cuba. Toe forts replied, but were silenced without once striking the New York. It was estimated I (nil about thirty men on shore must him been killed. Tne New York 11 aide 11 tour ot investi gation last night, putting herself pur posely within range of two Spanish batteries. Her first, stopping place was Marie I, Pinar del Rio Province, a fe w miles west of Havana, for the supposed purpose getting the shore battery to tire. Tin New York steamed to within 1,100 yards of the forts. Muriel remained silent, however, and the New York proceeded to 'a point thousand yards off Puerto Cabanas, which is iiiiouttcn miles beyond Muriel. The fort immediately began firing, and tiie New York approached to within seven hundred and fifty yards of the shore batteries. Although several shots were fired from the shore, none hit the vessel. It was muling volley while it lasted, and was believed to be from rapid-firing guns. The dispatch boat Dolphin arrived this morning towing the Spanish smack Lilo, captured yesterday afternoon Havana, loaded with live fish. The captain of the Lolu, when the Dol phin came up to his craft, begged to made prisoner, to avoid being impressid into the Spanish navy. efforts ate being made by kite Federal authorities here to induce Washington grant permission to place prisons of war from sleatiH-r Panama on the Dry Tor togas. There is 110 room for them here, and the)-arc making an aw ful how l over their detention on shipboard. How I lie Fifing Was Done. Atlanta, Go.,April :!().-Port Cabatitts, a small fortified town thirty-five miles west of Havana, on the norther:; coast! of Cuba, was fired on hv the New York Fridav evening and the fort demolished. The fi'rjug began at li.80 and lasted teen minutes. Ten shots were tired front the New York. The New York and Helena tried to draw fire from tiie batteries ot Havana and Muriel, but failed. About noon yesterday tiie New York sli-aimd up the west coast. Following tin- flagship at quite a distance came the low a. Indiana, Helena and the torpedo ( boats Porter and Ericsson. After 1 1 vatta was passed, w here the Helena went ,' in so close I hat a shot from Morro was; momentarily expected, the ships, ex cept the torpedo boats, returned to their! I'nder a full head 01 steam the flag ^|p bowled along until Muriel was reached. It was easy, trout aboard the dispatch boat, without glasses, to Bel commotion w hich the presence the warships caused in the pretty little village. Tl e people rushed wildly about and j small boats quickly put in'shore. But there was ho apparent life in either the forts on the two hills that c unmatul I fi' e approaches lo the harbor, ihe Pol iter steamed within half a mile of them, and tiie New York swung leisurely anchor at a mile range. After Admiral Sampson hud surveyed Muriel to his apparent satisfaction he sent the flagship further up tiie coast. Again the flagship the Torts, and the Pi son pushed their way ahead, there was a roar of a heavy gun, a pu of smoke from the shore- and tiie little torpedo boat came scurrying back under the lee of tiie flagship. The officers and men disappeared from the decks of the New York like magic, and one six-inch gun ti-om her how belched forth. Another shot from the flagship, one more from shore and the fort guns were sileneed. Three six-inch shells had sufficed. tat ion. 1 rode Half a mile off irter and 1 lie Erics Suddenlv l-tnghiml in Ihe Fight. Ijondon, April 80.—England's marked friendship for the I'nited Slates, although she has maintained 11 strict neutrality in the present struggle with Spain, mav draw her into the conflict as an avowed ally in our cause. Threatened by a Spanish • mob Santiago de Cnliii, the Bridsh Consul, S. W. Rumsitcn, has cabled his Govern ment: "Send warship iiimicdiutcly; my lift in danger!" The Dallas was ordered to seam once and is steaming full speed for Smiting" De Cuba. Coni in-red T< t'uge Four, JOBBERY Sussex National Bank ofj Seaford Concealed From the Public. Of i NATHANIEL BROWN 1$ THE THIEF He Was the Former Cashier and His Steal Amounted to $25,000. Bank Officials and District Attorney Vandegrjft Knew of Robbery. in west of Tin and a and the a was off Dol be I showed a shortage*)!' about $25,000. | to | war ; Tor- j Itl AND FACI8 WERE from But the Fact Remains That N. H. Brown Stale $25,000 the Sussex National Batik ol Seatord. ,[ Seatord In dune and July, 1894, the b.mks of the Sussex National Bank J- E. Ross, an expert accountant, discovered the fact. It required ait expert accountant to discover the fact because the books laid and 1 , over | UL,t ' n manipulated to conceal the deficit, j teller and book keeper in that institution, coast! I 1 flf- went, is a question which Mr Bt-t j | j the la was; -1 aware of the shortage and he likewise did nothing, their! The man who altered the books was Nathaniel lliram Brown, at l-hat time \\ here tiie money, to cover the disappearance of which the books were aiteted, iwn alone could answer. 1 The circumstances w ere reported by tiie officers of tile bank to District Attorney Lewis C. Vnndegrift. No action was ever taken by Mr. Yandcgrift. No reason was ever given for the bon prosecution. Rank Examiner George W. Same, in the regular course of his duty, was also was the Bel of of at he Not a line was published at the time of the robbery and all new s and particulars were carefully suppressed. ' The fact remains that the Sussex National Bank of .Seaford, Delaware, was robbed of about $ 2 -), 001 ); that the proper aitth jrities were 11 itiiicd;th:ttjthu thief was known, and that no action was taken. The president of the bank was Colonel Ja lies J. U >ss of Seaford. 'Tis passing strange. Nathaniel Hiram Brown is well known in Sussex county, lie has held public off office. He was elected alderman of Seaf u-d in 1HS7 and had prior to that time served a term as treasurer. lie is now one of the grand jury which is passing upon the charges against the looters of the First National Bank of D ivor. The bunk which was robbed, the Sussex National Bank of Seaford, was incur It's first officers were Governor K. E. Jackson of Salisbury, 11 ^ .Maryland, president; Dr. Hugh Martin of Seal-ad, vice-president: M, J. Ah pointed April li, 1887. in I in! S. | rgnn, cashier, and 11. 31. Wriglu, teller. ' The first day's business vas done in'th-- town hull hi Muy is, 1887 , anti on j September streets w as occupied. of the sail e year the new I 1111 k at Ihe cornel-of High an-1 Coiiwull Tids is a short history of an-ther D.-lawaiv bank which was looted -in tin fluid. ('Lull KM' II. f'o\i:tlo\. MILITIA MUST GO INTACT! Delaware's Nation;)! fliinrd De manil Their Present Organization. ■ LIFE IN CAMP E. W. TI NXELL Rifle Practice Begins and Strict Diciplinc Marks,Soldiers' Camp-Life. Humored Tlml llegimenl Will Go In Lewes—II Is Said Tluil Company C Will Be Ordered to Guard Du Punts' Ilia l'owder Mills JVear Wil liiiogton. stair Cuncsi-owlem-e to Thu Siw Camp Tuxxki.i., Minin, ktowx, Apn flit. —Above every other topic of com i -a tion indulged in by the troops in camp is the threatened placing of regular army officers over the Delaware National Guard. Many conferences were held today at headquarters and it is said that the re sult of them all is the emphatic deter mination of tiie officers and men not to submit to tiie breaking up of tlie present organization. Strict army discipline now exists in Camp Tunnell and tiie soldier boys have all expressed themselves as enjoying the condition of affairs. Today's line weather, the exhilarat ing air and plenty of good eating put the boys in fine spirits, and when the camp was beeeiged by a crowd of Middletown girls this afternoon, the members of the First- Regiment nearly forgot the ones to whom letters had just been written, and received the Middletown fair ones witli a ratal welcome. Colonel G. 1'arke Postles, inspector of Rifle Practice, assisted by Louis Allen, civil engineer of the Delaware railroad, today finished laying out lhe rifle range and the target practice was commenced this afternoon. The filing was under the direction of Lieutenant Foreman and was paitici pitted in by Company C only. The shooting was commenced by Colonel K. U. lloyd and eighteen points tvetv necessary to qualify. The follow ing is tiie score: Colonel E. G. Boyd. 18; Captain Mat-lack, 111; Lieutenant Fox, lit; Sergeant Godfrey, 14; Sergeant Ken ton, 5; Corporal Marris, 21; Private At well, 21 ; Private Strong, 14; Private Bar nett, 10; Private Feaster, 8 ; Private Irwin, 8 ; Private Ley, (I; Private David son. 2; Private Krause, 2 ; Private Kelley, 2; Private Hanna, 1 ( 1 ; Private Anderson, 1:1; Private C. Campbell, 17; Private Bradford, 12; Private Pitcher, 111; Pri vate Morris, IN; Private Haggerty, 4; Private'Lloyd, 17; Private Latte, 0 ; Pri vate Mulsclienock, 4; Private Stew ait, 18; Private Whiteside, II; Private Walton, 17; Private T. Appleby, 11; Private ('tamer, 11; Private ,f. C. Campbell, 11; Private Dickson, 10; Private Diiwus, Id; Private Fislis, id; Private Farrar, 10, and Sergeant Sasse, 2. Private Anderson was the official Captain Mat lack is on a leave of absence, and during his leave Lieu tenant Fox is in command of Com pany C. The range was dOO yards and the regi ment wishes to titanic Air. Louis J. Allen, who kindly assisted Colonel Postles in laying out the distance to which the tar get was placed. Company drills were held today and it is thought that battalion drills will cotti Monday and continue ■corer. each day 1 nonce during tiie encampment . It was rumored in camp today that the troops would be ordered to Lewes, Dela ware, on Wednesday and there be placed on ci ast defence work, this effect have been issued and the rumor could not be con li fined. No orders to Some li't-le excitement was manifest among the members of Company C to day, when word was passed around that if was likely that Company C would be detailed on duty at the du Pont powder mills just, north of Wilmington. The reason given for this action was the reported presence of Spanish spies in the vicinity of t he famous powder works, and the several explosions occurring re cently in powder mill:. The roster of tiie First Regiment is swelling rapidly 4111 I it is the opinion ol Colonel G. l arke Postles that by Wed nesday the regiment will have its fall quota of men. Fifty recruits came dow n from Wil mington to-day and with this addition the ninnhor of men in camp now stands at 810. The improvement m ide by t he men a drill is noticeable. On different parts of the field near the camp, u familiar scene is a corporal,or sergeant having in charge a squad ol raw recruits, and endeavoring to make them suitable to enter the vur , ions companies. j Divine service will be held tomorrow | under tin- leadership of Chaplain F. At. Munson. Chaplain Munson and llu Womens Auxiliary work log it her and anything the cheerful chap uin can do for rite comfort of the men is gladly and quickly done. O 11 Monday the campaign caps which have arrived w ill be given out-to Ihe men. Senator Richard R. Kenney ii cn V p.inv with Adjutant 1 rener.il II.it visited Camp Tunnell today. The First Regiment Drum Corps hue received a box containing many delica cies of tiie wason and the members o the corps anf"woii(lering from whom il came. No card, 11 >te, or letter'whatevei accompanied the box, but, nevertheless, the drum corps now composed of unit ! six members is very thankful to tin I party or parties who so khnil-' tent tin * box. GOVERNMENT SUSPICIOUS Harlan & Hollingsworth Company Ordered to Keep All Persons Out of Their Yards. NO SPIES AT DuPONTS' WORKS Rumor Denied hr a Member of the Firm. Employes Working Day ami Night, in Order to Fulfill Orders Received from the United Status-All Mattel's are Kept Secret. The Harlan & Hollingsworth Com pany yesterday received notice from the. Fluted States Government that no per sons were to be allowed to their yards to inspect vessels now tinder course"of con struction by them. Harlan & Hollingsworth Company have received another notice stating to not allow anyone in the yards'until further notice'. The notice' lias been pluccd over the door in which the people go to the yards. Many called to see the torpedo boat, Stringlmm, but owing to the late orders their names could not be taken up to the vice-president for admission. The Stringliam is being rapidly built and about all the frame work is com pleted ready for the large joint work. Two of the Government officials were investigating the work on the boat Thursday afternoon. Several of the workmen who are em ployed on I'nclc Sam's boat think that her speed, which is to be twenty knots an hour, can easily lie made tojtwenty twoand if that is the case the company will receive a large bonus. The reports of the several powder mills going up in this country have given rise to the rumor that Spanish spies were in Wilmington with the avowed purpose of learning the lay of the duPont Powder Works. So startling were the rumors this morning that il was said that a Spanish spy was at tested while loitering around the place Friday night. The re p >rt was subsequently found to be false. Eugene duPont, when interviewed, said there were no grounds tor suspicion that spies were around the mijls, and that lie had taken no precaution to in crease the number of watchmen, deem ing it unnecessary, as the force of men now on are fully able to protect the place from harm. li was also saiil that the firm had asked fora force of National Guardsmen to watch the place, but this, denied. Despite the denials, it was learned, however, that it was the intention of the firm'to ask fora detachment of the guard to watch the place. Several lests of powder were made at the yards in order to discover a prot has increased its force of watchmen at its Jersey works, and every workman has been instructed io take every pre caution in his tvoi-k. The dnPonts mean to tuke no chances, and everything will Sx- guarded secretly and no one will be allowed, no matter wlmt may he his business, to enter the place. too, was new for iis manufacture. The firm Life of* .lolm Wesley. Mrs. II. E. Monroe, renowned for her line Historic entertainments and well known in Wilmington, having givm two of her Knox and Luther entertainments for local benefits, is to return tinder the auspices of tiie Christian Endeavor So ciety of St. Patti's M. E, Church, and give her new entertainment on 18th century history at the Grand Opera House, Monday and Tuesday, Mav Uth and 10 th. All who w itnessed Mrs. M< u tie's Knox iwt'tl Lilt her entertainments given here some few years ag know the coiniii highest class. It is endorsed by the best newspapers of the country, the leading divines and the large audiences everywhere testify to its excellence. It is a 'reproduction of IStii century history—depicted by dia logue music, tableaux vivands, a'legory, lecture an I views, and costumes true to the tin e. It is a complete programme each evening and that the enterprising young pcop e will succeed is evidenced by the den and for tickets and tlie in terest nianifi sled by the large company of local participants who are rehearsing nightly. The Friday evening rehearsal will be held at Pyle Cycle Academy, Tenth and Grange, at 7.80 p. in. "A magnificent illustrated, musical, literary, spectacular representation of the 18th century religious events." Shot In lire l-tloow. Charles Henry Brown, colored, was shot in the elbow at a lute hour last evening by William Willis, also col ored. The light w as engendered over a game of pool. Brown was taken lo lie Delaware Ih-sjiitul, where his wound was dressed. Willis was arrested later on and is now under arrest at. the City Hall. will al mice production is of the ( rad mi I Ion I'upei-N Ottered. The faculty of Delaware College vester du\ d 'cided to offer graduation papers to all students in the college wl willing to enlist under the i'nited States are Government. The graceful and becoming bell skirt in n iinsook and linen lawn comes in a bemiiiiiil lace-trimmed pattern, finished U-the bottom «i'll u wide hem, exquis itely hemstitched!