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VOL. 1. NO. 214.
The Commodore's Flying K<|iim!
Wouhl Not Bombard
Cienfiiegos on Monday.
Army of 75,000 Men to be
Landed in Cuba.
The Queen Regent Urged to Flee
bv the Emperor of Austria—Porto
Rieo to lie Occupied by
United Slates Troops Im
Troops for
Special Dispatch to The Sun.
Kiev West, F'ia., May 27.—T. M.
ltienade on board the Premier with
Commodore Schley's squadron, sends
the following dispatch dated May 22, on
board ship:
Commodore Scliley'H Hying squadron
arrived off Cienfuegos at H o'clock this
morning. An hour earlier Schley hai
signalled to fleet: "We will blockade
Cienfuegos. Have steam up and be
ready for anything. Do not know ii
enemy is in port."
Tlie squadron steamed slowly for an
hour along the Cuban coast toward
entrance to Cienfuegos liarbor without
of life. The vessels
seeing any sign
were about 500 yards distance from each
other. Just as the flagship passed the
promonotory at the entrance of the liar
bor, the squadron being about two miles
off, five shots were fired from shore, ap
parently rifle shots. Schley signalled:
"Clear ship for immediate action."
In less than llove minutes ships were
stripped to tlie buff, everything mov
able went overboard to the sharks, guns
were manned and up went tlie battle
flags on the ships. As we passed on at
half speed we swung out in a half circle
and the small fortifications at the en
trance to Mono channel, leading to
Cienfuegos liarbor, came into view
A big Spanish flag floated over one of
them. From our foretop tlie masts of
three sailing vessels and the gray funnel
of a steamer was all that could be made
out in this liarbor. Just then a small
steam craft, flying the Spanish colors,
evidently a coast guard, poked her nose
out of tlie channel, but turned tail and
fled back almost before she could be
made out. Tlie flagship swungout slowly
from the coast, tlie other Hlups following.
No order to tire came, the men were dis
missed from quarters and battlellags
hauled down. It was evidently not
Schley's intention to bombard.
At II o'clock as we lay lazily drifting
about three miles off tlie coast and oppo
site the liarbor entrance, smoke was
sighted to the southward. The men were
beat to quarters again and we stood
ready to meet tlie Spanish fleet. The
stranger, however, soon showed herself
to be a United States torpedo boat Hying
a dispatch Hag. Her commander went
aboard the flagship and all aboard the
fleet waited eagerly for tlie news or
Commodore Schley Imped to find the
Spanish fleet at Cienfuegos. It would
he a difficult job to take Cienfuegos,
us the channel entrance to tlie harbor
is narrow, and presumably protected
by forts and mines. We sighted noth
ing on the «av down but American ves
On Friday we had a scare, beat to
quarters, chined ship, etc., because
of the sighting of war vessels at P.45 a.
in., dead ahead, in tlie middle of Yu
catan Channel. They turned out to be
friendly and proceeded after signalling
to Schley.
At 2.20 Friday we sighted Cape An
tonio and bore eastward. Saturday even
ing we slowed down and ran at half
speed until :l a. m. today, then bore
direct for Cienfuegos, slewing down
again as we ran along tlie coast. Every
night we leave been prepared for sudden
action, with guns loaded, while men
slept at their stations. When tlie first
alarm came on Tuesday w really
thought, for a few minutes, we were
running into the Spanish fleet. Every
body aboard the fleet is wild to light.
Tlie Capture of Havana.
8pedal Disimtcli to Thk si n.
Washington, May 27.—It is stated this
morning that, as a result of the war con
ferencelield at the White House yester
day, the long postponed destruction of
tlie Havana fortifications will occur,next
week, when an army of 75,(XH) troops
will be landed in Cuba.
The bombardment will begin us soon
as tlie troops uie rend) to start. Simul
taneously with tins aggressive move
ment, an expedition will proceed against
Porto Rico. In the meantime all possi
ble haste is to be made in sending more
troops to tlie Philippines
These plans were completed on tlie
positive statement received from Com
modore Scliley tliat lie laid bottled up
Schley's plan, it is said, is to sink a few
rock-laden hulks in the channel at the
entrance of the liarbor, which would
make it impossible for the ships tociuergc
for some time.
This entire program will now lie en
tered upon and carried out to completion,
till Spam sues for peace. The war coun
cil considered the possibility of the ar
rival of' a second fleet from Spain, but
in Santiago liarbor.
that was disposed of bv tl
that the Cadiz fleet is still at the Spanish
seaport, and is known to be in a dis
abled condition.
Furthermore, it was agree! that even
should the Cadiz vessels reach this side,
the United Stales lias enough ships at
command and to spare, to take care of
the Spaniards.
Queen Urged to Fly.
I Disputeh t« Thk Sun.
London. May 27.— 1 There are renewed
sinister predictions of an impending re
volution in Spain, contained in a special
despatch from Madrid yesterday. Em
peror Francis Joseph, of Austria, iH said
to have strongly advised the Queen l!e
gent to prepare to Hv, and her mother,
who is now in Madrid, is reported to
have given her the same advice. But, it
is added, the Queeu-Kegent is deter
mined to remain.
Continuing, the despatch adds:
defect of the Spanish fleet, which the
best-informed people legat'd as only a
question of a few diys, is bound to pre
cipate an outbreak."
Plans of the Campaign.
that fortified port vvill -be again bom
barded, tins time in dead earnest ami,
an army of 20.000 or more will be ,
"t inserted positively on the very j
Wked 11 n"t l l?e t 'trlimJ^ort'J 86 1Houeh 'the
t 0,1 lie, M 3 thin Zv are
troiqis tlieniEiHeS limy think they art
Special Dispatch to Thk Si n.
Washington, May 27.—The war con
ference yesterday 'strengthens the pur
pose of the Administration to occupy
l'orto Rico at once. Persons who are
close to the President and understand
thoroughly his ideas with relation to the
prosecution of the war and the policy to
be pursued now and in the immediate
future say that the immediate occupa
tion of l'orto Rico before or simultan
eously with the invasion of Cuba is the
President's own plan. The attack upon
Manila was the President's idea, strong
ly advocated by him in the Cabinet
Councils and acquiesced in by his ad
visers. It is said now by those who un
doubtedly know the facts that lie is tak
ing a position just as strongly in favor of
making an invasion of Porto Rico the
next move.
The invasion of Cuba may take place
simultaneously with that of Porto ltieo,
but the President's idea is to take Porto
Rico first and to have the invasion of
Cuba follow that. Indeed, there is reason
to believe that steps towards the invasion
going to Cuba, will be sent tit once to
l'orto Rico. The 1'iesideiit's determin
ation on tliis point is said to be fixed and
positive and to be based on a well-con
sidered plan of operations, which was
decided on before the orders were sent
to Admiral Dewey to destroy the Spanish
fleet at Manila. Tlie President took tlie
position at that time that while every [
effort should be made to supply tlie in
surgents with arms and provisions, our
first military and naval operations
should be directed against the Philip
pines and Porto Rico.
The first step in this plan ol opera
tions was the order to Admiral Dewey.
The brief bombardment of San Jitiin
some days more than two weeks ago
would have resulted ill the occupation of
that port, as Manila is now occupied,
had the Spanish fleet been found there,
as it was expected it would be, and an
invading army would have been sent as
soon as possible. We were: not pie
pared, however, at that time to trims
port the troo-is immediately, and the tip
penrance of 'the Spanish ' fleet in the
Caribbean Sea rendered it desirable that
thecamureof San Juan should be de
layed'until the transports for troops
were ready, and that meanwhile Samp
son'sfleet sliouldcj-operaie with Schley's
in an effort to destroy the Spanish
fleet. Though the Spanish fleet was not
destroyed, its bottling up at Santiago de
Cuba removes it as a factor, and the
plan of l'orto Rican invasion is to be
proceeded with.
Meanwhile, assistance is being ren
dered the insurgent army in ( uba, and
preparations are being perfected for the
landing of a large invading array in
Cuba alter San Juan has been reduced
and Porto Rico occupied, Tins plan of
operations gives uh immunity, it is
thought, from Spanish operations in the
Pacific, cuts Spain off from all base of
operations in the Atlantic, and leaves
the Spanish army in Cuba at our mercy,
without the possibility of relief from
Spain. The natural expectation is that
Hlanco, being placed in such a position ..
will reason irom his necessities and sur
render ('uba without necessitating a
great amo.uit of bloodshed ami devasta
This does not mean a "peaceful block
ade" nor a *'blood less invasion." A
large army will Le landed in Cuba for a .
vgorous campaign, and the defences of a
Havana will be reduced bv our fleet.
Promptness and vigor in this'movement,
after all the surrounding conditions have
been rendered satisfactory are re'ied
upon to shorten the war and to reduce
the loss of life on out side. This plan
slarts on the broad mil. us marked by
Manila and lorto liico, aml drawH in
our forces irresistibly around Cuba. „
Eastern Troops For Manila
Special 'Illspnti'ii to Thk Si n.
Washington, May 27.— While the
Administration is preparing to seize
Porto Rico it is not forgetting the
Philippine Islands. The second expedi
tion is now arranged, and this morning
a telegram was sent to San FYancisco
asking if more troops from the Flast
would be necessary to fit out a third ex
pedition. It is probable that more
troops will be required, and already Ad
jutant-General Corbin is considerin
what regiments will be necessary to sen
overland togo to Manila. The regiments
well equipped, and are
ready for service. If General Merritt
answers tliat lie would like to have these
regiments, they will bo hurried at once
to San F'rancisco, and by the time they
reacii there transports will be ready to
take them across tlie Pacific I feean.
Tlie President is still waiting for oHi
are es
cial information in regtjrd to the Spanish
fleet before giving orders lor the invasion
of l'orto Rico and the occupation of Cuba.
Having determined upon these plans,the
Administration is now bending every ef
fort to equip and prepare the army for
the task before them. General Miles, who
was to start south a day or s
intends to spend tomorrow in company
with the President and Secretary of War
Alger inspecting the soldiers at Camp Al
ger. It is probable that he will start
south within a day or two, perhaps to
morrow night. I i is train is waiting
for his ,orders and is ready to start at
any moment.
It is more than probable that he will
stop at Chiekamauga to inspect the
troops there before proceeding to Tan.pa.
General Miles is anxious to equip the
troops before they are ordered on the
transports. It is known that there are
not more than 25,(Kid men equipped and
ready to sail at once, and therefore the
talk about a simultaneous invasion of
Cuba and Porto Kico is not the plan.
The preparations for equipment and sup
plies are being rushed with g, eat rapid
ity, and by the time the troops are
ready everything will lx- prepared for
the sending of a large force to Cuba.
For this reason the Administration
lias decided to start the Porto liican
invasion first. The President consid
ers this the most important, and it is
known here that it will be the lirst one
ago, now
To Capture Fleet Uninjured
Slierial Dispatch to Thk Sin. ^
Washington, May 27.— There was
some talk of a movement on Santiago by
land at once, so as to attack the Spanish
fleet from the shore, if it were still in the
liarbor. It was thought that a number
of troops would lx- landed to act in con
junction with Garcia's forces, which are
said to be around Santiago de Cuba, and
that the high bluffs overlooking the eitv
and harbor could bs utilized by placing
siege guns so that from the height of the
bluffs they could fire upon .tie city and
the fleet in the harbor. But it is thought
tins morning that tins plan can wait un
til after the invasion of Porto Rico, when
sausst' ...
, d P t , bv onr fleet or
Th( , lan ' of aillkin £ londed ,,„l ks
, the mlrro P w channe | at ,L entrance to
j '^"Tof S
''gross of the Heel, '' Besides, to capture
«*««■ S P aai8 >' ** I" » perfect con
l|jti(|Ilj woj y d add our nuvy many
valuable vessels. This way of making
an addition to our navy is considered
fir better than destroying the Spanisl,
boats, and from present indications it
will be an easy nay of increasing our
[ X]u|t fleet of Cei'Vera's.
' 1! "' route, May 27.—Tlie Evening
lelegrtun's Key West special Says: Com
wander Schley is reported to be master
of the situation at Santiago, and is seek
ing all means to make tlie Spanish come
out and give battle.
Yesterday, it is reported, he sent a
boat with a white flag into the liarbor,
offering the Spanish fleet the alternative
of coming out and fighting or remaining
>n and starving.
Nrw Yhhk Mav '>7 _ XV s GniaW
wires the mail and Express from Lv
\y e ,,._ •
"I bear on the best of authority that
Cervera's fleet is no longer at Santiago,
iu e f t Saturday. The belief here is that
l, e is preparing to descend on the At
lantic coast. ()ne of our fleets is watch
ing for such a move.
"The Spanish may reach l'orto Rico.
They can't reach Cuban ports, because
of the blockade. Tlie naval colonv is
disgusted because Cervera got away.' 1
Second Manila Expedition
c . .. ... ...
.. * UVraANt Lst'o, JlayAlter a care
!, inspection ol the /,090 Loops now at
Camp Uiclmiond it was senn-ofticmlly
lul,l omwed that the Manila expedition
'V , d l )rt iY ab,y bu C0,n PY sed 011 he
^°[°*^do Regiment, 1,008 men, the lirst
rfs,™ > men, and the
. , ; , "7 , ?i l iri 1, !T°{ 11 . Ht ' g,nu ' ,lt '
a h| ta J volumeers.
departure of the ex
l^htmnhasbecn fixed, as the necessary
^anspoits me not yet read) tor sea.
Hurt by a Fall.
hMii j k „ ic Sabergor, „f N„. IL'2
Shipley street, cut lier right cheek yes
teruav afternoon bv fullir.g from acfiiiir I
„ t ber home and striking a raised nail in !
the floor. Dr. Bloekson, dressed tlie
wa-.-w.....i i
The Walker residence, at No. 1210
West Eighth street, is Ix-iitg repainted, ,
M. ii. Lockev, Jr., of Philadelphia, was ]
in this city yesterdav. i
f Pleasant
Si<c'L'1al Illspiitclu's to Thk Si n.
New Yoke, May 27.— A Key West spe
cial says: Ten soldiers arrived litre this
morning from Dry Tortugas en route to
F'ort McPherson, Ga. They said tliat a
telegram was received at Dry Tortugas
from Washington yesterday announcing
positively that Commodore- Schley hud
tlie Cervera fleet blockaded in Santiago
A grand floral concert and dance will
be given in Shields Library llall on
Wednesday evening, June I.
Miss Marie Buckinghan
Hill, visited friends in tliis city yester
letters testamentary have been granted
upon the estate oi Robert Puny to Wil
liam .1. Parry and John L. Grebe.
The Stars and Stripes were flung fn
the breeze on Thursday night, at Harri
son an.I Chestnut streets, among a blaze
of fireworks and booming ,of cannons.
■Several patriotic s aiga were sung by
.young women.
Testimony All In and the Court
Will Charge the Jury
Weak Address of Mr. Walker
for the Defense.
. .
lhe trial of Albert Trusty was re
sumed yesterday morning in the Court
ot Oyer and Terminer and the I
the court ruled that the qut's
n"" k " k ®'re&tfw"tr"o y P C B l J 0 ? er ° f ? IarU i a i h
Ducket y, relative to the statement made
to Her by Fanny Kelley was admissi-1
b'e-a I
by Martlm Duckery was then recalled j
and stated that she had seen Trusty on
the night of the accident. She said lie I
came down from the second story and
was told of Fannie's condition. Alter
asking if llysses King was at home he
left the house. Tlie witness stated that
King was "her man."
On being cross-examined the Duckery
woman said that she and Fannie had
met Kuiey at "The Shoot," a saloon near
j l'ront and Market streets.
The burnt clothing and a portion of
j the lamp alleged to have been thrown
snm Varx
«,.- J
or April 8th, was the correct date upon j
ks which the occurence took place.
to Harriet Johnson stated* that Fannie
Sffin mmstlmi.''Pn^o t Td^ i
can't pray." ViT.cn liked"what else |
she had said the defense objected, but! J.
[ was over-ruled, and slie said tliat Fannie ,
I had told Her that Trusty had thrown
| the lamp at her but she "ducked" herjvicted
head and the lamp fell down stairs,!
it that he had pushed her and she fell on i
top of ,t.
On cross examination Mr. Walker j
asked the Johnson woman who told her : to
what to say when upon the stand. She j sit
pointed to Attorney White. This :
created a laugh in the court, but on a j of
direct examination, she explained that
she meant that when Attorney White j
asked her questions she could answer |
State'was ^asked^o tel I* wi^Fan ^ "-'i j
to h'pr Ohieeterl t ''* lak A' an { 11 ? sa,t *
t ore red t v m., ; , A e .A® "A®'
testmiony was admissible AudJe Sr.ni^
anoe dissented but later' witliffre« P VV«
oohdon Cth^lted tlm .hrLild
Fannie srv she was dvine and midri nm "
t anna say si,e was dying and could not a(
p ■'
Chief Justice Lore Announces that
All Liquor License Cases Presented
by Hit-Grand .1 my Will be Con
tinued Until the Next Term
tif Court.
Lee Ruley testified as to his where
abouts on the night of tlie 5th of April,
and Sergeant Lucas testified as to Trus
ty's arrest, and Officer Kelley to sending
a Fanny to a hospital,
Captain Chambers stated that Trustv
had told him that he was in bed and
tliat Fannie came home drunk,
cursed him and made him mad, and lie
pushed her and she fell, knocking
the lamp, winch was sitting on the floor.
t.ol^ldm'Ih mt'Da ^ if "f tl,at Tr " st - V .
told hint about, the quarrel over a pair ot
a n d SS CV 1 ST to\ ill!rt 8h ® d .i'®!
fIrSLnJ <' ► over tlle
0 J a " 5 testimony was
8 "^ r ta t,-.. ; i
.. i p!, 1un ' i \r
i if l i ,rou , tfht ^ the Delaware I
!nL! 1,1 .!!wi° .«! l i r !i )e ^^i' e * iatlire J big
n , 'V i, l u that death was j and
. llK ' State rested at;
"A, a , } 1 H -' " as l nlt H P on **"' scalu * i an
for the defense. !
He testified that he was in bed when '.
Fannie came home drunk. She swore at ! mg
him and called him vile names an I
threatened to put him out of the )iousc k . I
He got up from bed and while putting on ; t ,0
his trousers she si ruck at him. lie was I
then standing upon one foot. He pushed j
her away and she fell knocking over the
lamp. Me then ran down stairs, before 1
getting his trousers on, carrying them on
I»'!« went out of the house. De- 1
nied that he had thrown the lanip.' i r
While being cross examined the cu.m '
adjourned till 2.:M) p.m. ,
At tlie opening of the afternoon ses- f v
aion the orisoner was recalled and que**- i
tioned relative to bis actions on the ! i ie
n ] 1 |® 'I, 1 ',', to
"^ and eshfied, Uu iie facto 1 rosy
I UuxngnrroRtt..d In. house. .Him I». 0 '
! >' out *"' ar . a - ''.rei.mn of the Coroner s
M'!?; for t,a ' tlete '! f, . e , lent ihe.l to the size
of the room in winch the crime was said
| to have been committed, and also to the
nature of the bum on the stairs. When ing
asked if lie had h mrd Martha Duckerv Fire
, say where she was sitting when she said
] J'he saw the light sliining down stairs, at
i The defense objected and was over-ruled,
j The witness stated she said she was sit
ting in the lower room and could see the
reflcctiim plainly down the steps.
Uliarles Wliann testified to tlie burns
on the stair steps. D. II. Lewis and ,1. j).
Sister were called to prove the character .of
of the prisoner. The latter did not know
him. The defense rested at :i.25 and At
torney General White opened for tlie
State in an argument. Was
He stated tliat no matter what Ian- at
gimge the woman used, the prisoner had
no right to lay hands upon her. lie
spoke ten minutes and was followed m a ;
weak address by Mr. Walker for tlie de-! (lay
feme. He finished a fifteen minute i >'og
statement by adding that "therewas no '
use talking when he had nothing to,talk
on." Mr. Cooper closed, in a short
speech of ten minutes for the State.
.fudge Lore dismissed the Jury at 4.20
by stating lie would deliver the charge
this morning at 10 o'clock.
The license cases that
by the Grand Jury
next term of court.
The case of the State against Willard
Hakes for highway robbery, on the re
commendation of Mr. Cooper was nolle
d. Court adjourned at 4.40 until
this morning at 10 o'clock.
ere brought up
were continued until
j Hairy "Wicks
L or Stealing $409 of Charles
M. Quigley.
iml John Gunn Held
Joseph Lapierre, George McCray,
| Lewis Camiv, Harry Wicks, John Gunn
and Anthony Morgan were given a hear,
ing^before Magistrate Daley last night on
the charge of the larceny of about $400
front Charles M. Quigley.
The prosecutor stated that lie
property at Sliallcr
street and quite recently had borrowed
between $500 and $000 to repair the
Fame. He Had completed some of the
necessary repairing and on Saturday
afternoon bought two kegs of beer and
had taken the defendants outside of the
I city limits to show them a good time. i
Instead he became so intoxicated that, i
a i h f ft,| ' as,eep , alld when . , ll , e a "'° k y ,u ;!
young men and money which he claimed i
he had in his pocket's Had disanpeaaed. I
I Nearly four hours was consumed in
j hearing the case. All the defendants
testified to drinking the beer at the old
I quarry near Rosendale Park and said they !
i'were drunk. '
-Lapierre, McCray, Cannv and Morgan
testified tlmf Gunn and Wicks had taken '
Quigley down an embankment near the
place after lie had become helpless and
tliat they were with him for some time,
Harry Bradley testified that lie had
found a |30note in his father's till after
Gunn had left there on last Wednesday
of night.
Gunn and Wicks were Held in $1000
ssp** -
" IL " HtR
j -
"ill Hsoelve His Death Sentence To
day and Lawyer N.elds Will fi
i Appeal.
| William Fisher, thr rngli his Attorney,
J. P. Xields, Esq.', will tmt ask for a new
, trial in tliecase of housebreaking with
felonious intent of which lie was coll
herjvicted Tliursday in the Court of Over
and Terminer. '
i Mr. Xields will await sentence, which
will probably be passed today ami which
j will be death, and then take an appeal I
: to the Supreme Court. The court will
j sit here .,n June 21st. j u
: The State will also argue in support! '
a j of the sentence to be imposed. It is the i
general opinion among members of the
j Bar that the sentence of the lower court
| will be sustained._
j Foster Sentenced.
* The Court of General Sessions con
'ened yesterday morning tor the purpose
rontencing Mahlon B. Foster, who
was convicted last week of the charge of
embezzling $140 from Mrs. Margaret
" ells ' U P° M " i ll<?a for clemency on
a( .c OI „,t of ids family, he having six i
children, made by his council, II. FI. i
Ward, FIsq., the jurv's recommendation !
for mercy and the fact that the district j
attorney was reluctant in Bending the case in
to the grand jury, the court, after a few
moments consultation sentenced Foster
to two months in the county jail. Much
sympathy was felt by the spectators for
the culprit. F'oster expressed great ap
precintion for the untiring efforts of lus
council. and left the court in charge of
the b-.iliff. in
avenue and Scott
r , , , „ , t ,, ...
hront street near Harlan & Ilollings
worth Company s yards is to have a
i groat improvement,
i \r ] I 1 'V t( T 1 ' * ) ' 0{M ' rt - v a , 1<r(,nfc a,ltl
I 'Vest streets, has been purchased by the
J big meat wholesaler, Swift tV: Company,
j and the work ot tearing down the old
property preparatory, to the erection of
i an immense plant will soon begin.
! In addition to the beet house proper,
'. ' ttn numense c«»ld storage build
! mg not excel!led in this city.
J he large business of this big firm has
I inoreoseil this* necessitating the
; t ,0 Dslniction of a new plant, which is
I yspected to be the equal of any of the
j concerns in the country,
Ivnntv ('omm*r (Mmnrllcr mid •. f/, n -
1 , 1" mn, n « r |^ \ ii,! ,
i r ' vn( j tl j L, ' nr V'
' . ' '' T - uunnn nn
, !*.
f v i w Hu* p , w ; t : V( ,
i '^nncle as 'o' wl ^ .^15
! i ie WIW lin(int | 1(> fl ' V »«»
to l'hilmlolpfiire f ir biu-htl. Tin- coroner
r(>|nm , d t ,| th( , city , a8t ni at „
0 ' C | 0C |{
< )n Thtirsdav t lie Senate bill incre as
ing the appropriation of the ...
Fire C anpaiiv of Wilmington fn m
$:!,5lH) to so.Dili) was passed by tlie Horse
at Dover. The l'lmenix boys are v< ry
luucli elated over tlie action of that
While coupling cars in tlie \\ est yard,
.of the I'., W. A II. Railroad, vesterdav
morning, Homer Interlid, a freight
brtikoiiiaii, crushed bis right thumb so
badly that it had to be amputated.
Was subsequently removed to his home
at Third and Lunbard streets,
Benjamin White, foreman of the Dela
ware- Machine Works, had the little
; linger of his tight hand crushed yesfer
(lay morning, by having it caught in a
i >'og gearing. Dr. J. T. V. Blocksom
' dtessel the injury,']
Big Improvement.
Body Identified.
Appropriation Increased.
Two Painful Accidents.
The Gold and Silver Advocates at
War in Democracy's
When Hie Convention is Held to
Name Committeemen.
For the past week the Democrats of
Wilmineton have been„ oJthnn nsn»tlJ
i "hiholdin*^ rneeS he
i uneetive ward* foMJie nnmnw <.f olwtitur
;! delegates to attend the coming convert
i ei. m , v |,: r ,i. mllnlv mnimtii.,, ,..:ii
I be named! ° ' J committeenien will
There has been fiirhts in
L.ni, fc i. p ,, f in .V:,
Fifth 1 and Ninth lii/ S
! delegates named be thel 1 , „ H,
' SritTr.lbl pit
-utd Geome Si'miwon reswcHv-etv " WgBS
' The snlit in the mmninina wanla
been on the eold aiul silver stfnrtarH
jnsoine instances the 81 ®'
-diiiost come to blows through disc?,ss?n£
the merits of sound monev^and the fref
and nnl mited coinage o silver
A« a"of t.eTfid,,n\/flri.ts the
Second Tided <si v ,l. s«vmfi, n'lei .u
Tenth Eleventh andTwelfth wnrdf JgI'i
bfc 3 i SS --2 fSffr -
„ ll T ''' ,8
"* « 1 J 1 "?.,«, ,.. J s - >>owever,
fi ®a, avj' °C n ,g e "ctaftfcS
Keil'' and^'concil^
storiTfor the goYdfiles 1 '* 11 0 "®
8,1 .? ' *C?'i. more
8 " ^
mcntswill e-irrv the fio-l.t i.e* A, 5
ventiim mtUnnnf the „„i,i i,AL
A®"AAenient? ^ n
he-i "| 10 t time" in tin. ,? AAt
n a, 1 a Cl,a n n , •
I hi.K Fs,, Jill We
when thenkmino of tlm rnmndtteomel!
j u in order committeemen
' T| H , f , , .
i "biva C h" that 8 was opened during the
snecial election held thr ntnte Wo-A
S m v 1
^omfidm, d the'piSSJbl^'SSfi* to
there again being two tickets placed in
the field. 1
On the other hand the Republicans,
with the exception of that discordant
element known as the "(fit-Together"
alias "Git-Out" alias the Lincoln club,
i appear to be working as a unit.
i With the exception noted the Repub
! lican party is working with the utmost
j unanimity, and the "split" thatoccured
in their ranks four years ago is appar
ently healed. Already prominent men
have announced themselves as candi
dates for the respective county offices,
whilst not one lias ns vet come out on
the Democratic side of the house,
The delegate elections of the Rcpubii
cans will probably be held the first week
in June, for the pupose of naming
county committeeman at a convention
to be held on a day not yet named.
No fee ing of apathy pervades the
ranks of the G. O. P., ami with the excep
tion of a faint kick from those would-be
political leaders of the "Git-Together"
club no trouble is expected,
A Feeling of Unanimity Pervades the
Republican Columns r.ntl the Only
Discordant Element is that of
Little Power, the "Git-To
gether" Club.
Mr. Truitt Convalescing.
B. Truitt, accompanied b
her mother, Mrs. Bostic passed tlitocg
this city yesterdav morning fur Philadel
phia to meet W. R. Truitt of tlie firm of
Truitt Ac Wingate, of Bridgeville, who
was shot oil May Hit],, by Alexander
Close in a dispute over a vest,
the accident Mr. Truitt lias been at a
Philadelphia hospital, where t wo bullets
were extracted from liis stomach, and
tlie wound in his hand and side attended]
He was taken to his home
Mrs. W.
His assailant is in jail in
A Jewish Festival.
Sliebti'otli. the Jewish festival
com*. >/,
memorating the giving of the law to the
children of Israel on Mt. Sinai, began on
rimrsday evening, and continued to be
observed wit I
services at all the
At some of the
synagogues yesterd
synagogues confirmation exercises
the principal feature of the service.
Officers Elected.
At It meet ing of tlie Kpworth League
of tlie Grace M. E. Church on Tliursday
were elected:
President, FredC. McCall; vice presi
dents. first, Miss Lida M. Kimball;
se'-omi, Charles II. Scott; third, Miss S.
Belie Reynolds; fourth, Miss Elsie I).
Kemp; fifth, Harry D. Eliason; sixth,
Clifford E. Iszurd.
night, these officers
The Willis Accident,
if Mrs. Elizabetli A«*r
\\ illis, who was burned to death at No«»A
1711 Rodney street.on Tliursday at noon,
certificates of dentil have been granted
by Deputy Coroner Chandler. No action
lias as yet been taken in tlie matter of
holding an inquest, and the bodvof Mre.
Willis was taken to Baltimore, Sid., yes
terday afternoon for burial.
In the ease

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