OF THE COUNTY
i Voluminous Report Submit
ted to Juilgo W. C. Spruance
by ibe Committer.
UNCOLLECTED TAXES $(>0,000
Debt of New Castle County Will
fabacriptions Due the Comptroller
Toward the Building of Wash
ington Street Bridge—Four
Open Accounts of Collec
tors Show a Bilance
The committee recently appointed by
Judge William C. Spruance, consisting
of John J. ltossell and Joint H. Danby,
to inspect the books and accounts of the
xemptroller, receiver of taxes and treas
urer of New Castle county, have finished
kheur labors and yesterday presented a
•wtuiuinous report with Jud^e Spruance.
tt was subsequently filed in the office
of' the Clerk of the Peace Board, and w ill
Ta printed in pamphlet form.
Iromthe committee's report, it ap
pears that tiie inspection covers the
term from January 5th, 1897, to January;
5th, 1898, inclusive. The books, ac
counts and vouchers were examined,
amupared and reconciled, except the re
■seivrr's tax duplicates, which were
bund out of balance. After all the col
Vsctible taxes charged on these dupli
cates have been received they can be
wvhly adjusted and closed.
The receipts and disbursements during
Hie year are fully accounted for on the
hooks ot the comptroller and treasurer,
*nd with the exception of a few items of
Mceipts, for which proofs were not sub
anted to the committee, the correctness
-w the entries is established by vouchers
l * n > *'' e -
l la-clue! sources of revenue during tiie
rear lor general county purposes were
■he levies of county ami poor taxes for
J189b and 1897, and the appropriation*
available were the balances remaining
Tom those utadtMti 18911 and the appro
(nations tor 1897. The levy of county
iml poor taxes and the appropriations
tor 189> were stated in detail in tiie re
port ot the committee appointed to in
A x:l: toe books and accounts for the
'*"i e.idiuu January ->th, 1897. The
rani appropriations fo.
for the term
t(» b.e|. ioad_ tux $42,478.03; negro
rabooj -tax $4,797.07, and § dog tax,
$2,381 o0. I be appropriations to be met
.Jrun he county and po r taxes and the I
sttr.Tvs of dog tax were $274,582.89.
o''ii ai'iv nndersl.ind the state- I
ist lie noted that the dog
to pay ctaims for sheep !
only being :
of general \
v anil the 01
general county purposes
were .-how 11 to*I k* $ , .'S8,19t
nltivmtufls for that tern
it appears that
■ay !| iul poor taxes levied for
N.17 am mnt*d to $319,939.10 (including
MB,0o9.21 poll taxes not considered
3b nts u mu
tux is first used t
tilled by di
Bikinis against the
and negro school taxes Constitute s;»
funds lor specili:* purposes, and do
tfiri f.--vv Court.
The road ;
the approp inti ms made by j
t bee couq.trol.oi's genrral statement '
a tons the balance* of appropriations f a
and available f t 18*,7, w it u the allow
made tberurom tind tin* balances )
*lJ»»)irg to % e credit of the several I
aseounfson Jamnry 4'h, h-.ps,
tutsatut availab ior'1897 was $54:;.007,
the allowances w -re $14 >.529.35. leaving
balances aggre.a ing. $i9;!.(l28.;;s
$ti80.7.i deli*, it in on acrouni , tiait of re- I
on taxes. j
The bm Ud indebtedness, January 3d, *
1898, was $589,1100, of which $20,090 will
tire during this year and $89,900 111
ISl'.i. 1 oe la.-t mentioned sum must be
provide t tor either out 01 tuxes now' due
vU* County, I,y fnrUmr levy, or by tv-I
id for mis reason particular
is ilirede I to il in this te-!
if the beginning of the term covered
Av tins report, January 5iIt. I8!)7, then*
ends in the treasury and the
ets Bank at Wil
utingn n, in a id tion to temporary loans
ting to $40 (KM, an overdraft of
$6,809.92, and to Joint T. Dickey, lat ■
icr, $2,3)9.27, amount deposited
Tl e receipts from a I sources during
$535,473.35, including $1,350.
J5, balance o;' neg-o school rax. and
WMi and tiie actu i: a
m nt i ia
siuntv « veil. I'
ai erior to hi* account ns cminlv treas
IB,®!*22 balance of the proceeds of the
eld almshouse pro|)eri)', received from
4hfr late treasurer; $10,5
joor taxes for 1894 and 1895; $51. list 92,
ootiBty and poor taxes for 1899, $229.
4MS09, county anil poor tax
2.33, countv anil
inaii the several collectors. In addition
'tothese and several mis ■ellaneous items,
•JUMunds in the treasury were augmented
'uy temporary loans of $50,091) and a
tend l * slli; ,!ial yielded in principal,
. .... . $434,
•857.o7, including the overdralt in the
flnuers Bank and deposit in error bv
*»* ttte. receiver, referred to above,
igw/rgiUing tumpurat y luam- j
*ni bonds ainonnling to $11.S.OIK); pay i
.snenls ot road tax $30 013.08; and of
acgio scliooi tax 81,0.87.39; leaving in the
*V'., •«*«. » balance!
A - i divided into general,
Winds, $.IJ,9„ 1.00; road, $5,472.94; negro
scuts9 f $l,2ol ,0. Aii exanimation of j
)>*.• treasurers aecmints with the
Merited interest, and pi
'Hie total dishiirseuienls
/Danners If mk showed that these several
wi re on deposit in that institution.
There appears by the comptroller's
•km** to b ■ th e t te countv subs iptions
toward the binidii g Washington street
bridge, amouminifo $2,575, comprising
12,11) trout the Northside Improvement
Nix, ami $109 I'r mi sundry individuals.
t.poyinents on account itf these sub
wjipttons ha'e been made for along
lu'w and thev a e not regarded as an
wfcen first exan i ted, a large number of
•*pn\ accounts with collectors from 187(1
•1 ISiKs, inclusive. It was ascertained
. hat all except four of these accounts had
ix-eit settled, and the other* were closed.
The four open account* showed balance*
in Jann.-o y 4th, 1898, of $19,275.59, us
James C. Townsend,
follows: Due from
Appoqttinimink hundred, 1870, $781.l>3;
Duval Gibbs, Appoquinimink, 1888, $2,
051.89; W, B. Biggs, St. Georges, 1890,
$88,04; John J. ISmgherty, $19,353.43.
Since that date the account of John J.
Dougherty, one of the collectors of Wil
mington imndred, has been settled for
$14,090. So far as could lie learned the
balances due from tiie other collectors
cannot be realized.
A very huge sum of uncollected de
linquent taxes for the years 1891 to 1894
inclusive, appear in the comptroller's
books and an* set out in sepia,ate state
ments submitted with the report. The
uncollected county and jioor taxes for
these years amount to $44,090.21. The
accounts of toe collectors, for 1891, 1892
end 1893 have been closed bv a credit
of tiie balance* against them designated
a^ "uncollected." The accounts for 1894
have been ordered closed in like manner.
The uncollected "property taxes" for
1895 and 1890, so far as thev may be con
sidered an asset of the county, are of the
same character as tiie delinquent taxes
for former years, except that they have,
by act of tile General Assembly, been ex
tended as a lien until 1899. These taxes
made an aggregate on January 4th. 1898,
of $02,201.94, divided into county and
pK'r, $41,155,48; road, $4,500.73; negro
sd,V, $1,920.45; dog, $4,013.28.
The condition of the accounts of the.
collectors for 1895 and 1890 is shown bv
statements. Credit lias been allowed for
taxes levied on poll assessment. The
balances due are understood to be subject
to deductions only for errors in assess-;
merit of real estate. It has not been tlie
practice to make formal allowances to
collectors of delinquent taxes for errors.
The comptroller and treasurer have been
advised, and so informed the committee,!
that these collectors are not required to
make a full accounting of all the taxes
placed in their hands, but only to return
such sums of money as they may receive.!
Tiie committee desired to examine the
collectors'bonds to ascertain the condi-!
tions thereof and the liability of the col
lectors ami their sureties thereunder,
but were unable to obtain possession of
tiie bonds for that purpose. The com
mittee were informed that tiie bonds
were held by the late receiver of taxes,
by whom the collectors were appointed
and to whom thev bonded,
Tiie conditions of tiie accounts of the
receiver of taxes and poll-tax collectors
for Wilmington Imndred and the
counts of the collectors of taxes in the
several hundreds for 1897 is shown by
separate statements. The total of all
taxes appearing due ior 1897, on January
4th, 1898, was $107,748.33. This amount
is subject to deductions for uncollected
poll taxis and errors in assessment of
real estate, and will lie materially re
duced in final settlement,
The attention of the committee was
eulled to a balance of road lax aniount
ing to $339.49, shown by the report of;
last year to tie in the hands of the Ian
count v treasurer and which was
rained by him for settlement
road conimissioiiu-s of the several Inin-1
dreds in which the tax was collected.
It does not apjieur on the books in the
county treasurer's office. The committee
jfiias been assured and believe that ii
except one case, involving legs than $2,1
j tins settlements have been made us de
I the time for making tl
tion of the cot
! hooks be changed s>
: with the county's i
\ 30th. It would then I
it !■ the
The committee would recommend that
ptroller's ami treasurer's
■ to ex
; amine the accounts and report tliei
I dition nioie conciselv than maler the
present urrimgcua lit, w
j a partial examination h
years and prevent* the
' complete report and si
) were the following:
I court. $10,109 85; court
Castle, $4,41 l.sj; salari
tors, $3,899 s >\ ronmiis
I lectors of delimpuuit
j salaries, $2l,9ii3,
* constables' fees.
and physicians. 81
tnniguc, $200; salaries
I eoit.it v prison, $1,723.
i sione*y touintenunce 1
$'.14138.13; board of pris.
| convict labor, $4,204.31
I'oor, $32,799.88; appropriations of $501)
each to the Di laware II snital. Hot
ra'tHhtc Hospital St. Peter's Orpin
j Asylum and St. Michael's Day Nursi..
I'yi'iis Industrial Srtmol, $5,000; Indtis
H'iul Si-1.1 for Girls, $1,500; mainten
I unce of causeways and bridges, First
district. $10,993.91; Second and Third
districts, Wilmington hundred. $29,1*51.
1 ■**'; Fourth district, $7,391.11; Fifth
trict, $9.294.21; St. Augustine Causeway
$4,971.05; interest on Ootids, $21,102.75
From a comparative statement of ex
pendiuire* it appears that for 1895. t lie
v two SUCH
,f 1 be
<>i 1 in* nlliiv for a full fiscal
mg the di.-.bnrsemcnts in the v
■f lax eollee
1 poll tax
I collectois. ^774.4P; commissions to
*f Wardens at
•<-m i ni.
$277,841.25; 1897, $394,11
Taken I p Hy (In* Co* i*t of (uncial
Hession—Tln-ee W i lining ..
" 11 lolrnw AppliealIons.
In the Court of General Sessions yes
teir.av morning the contested liquor
cu es were taken up.
The application for reliccnsing Joseph
(origan's saloon, No. SI I West Second
street, was granted, the remonstrance
having been withdrawn.
The appliea ion for relieeiising the hr
loon of Hubert Cassidy, No 209 tVe-t
Second street, was refused on the ground
j that the place wan ttnnmwarv and U*
i cause a former tenant sold ' liquor on
The Gonrt held that a laud lord was
responsible for the conduct of his ten-I
ant. IVter L. ('uuper. Jr., appeared lor!
the applicant and William S. l'riekett
j represented the Law and Order Society.
The follow ing applications were with-j
Irawn: Clarence A. Forwootl, Gibson
House; Lydia J. Kopp, No. 113 Khipley
street; Janies H. S. Ginn, St. Georges,
and Harry 31. Sliirer, Newark, Del.
. ■'bu'garet .1. ring 's, w ife id ( ivil
*'' n K ,,,eer Hngef, of the i ., \\. A H. rail
''""'h and daughter of the late Captain
, ,n ebster, U. 8. N., died at her
home, fourteenth and ..me streets,
0,1 Friday ciening.
Mr. and Mrs. Knos Sway no of West
Grove were in this.city yesterday.
SUPERIOR COURT ADJOURNS
liter Transact Iiik I/Ogal HuMikhn,
Vntil Monday Mornitiic, Septem
ber 12, Next,
In Superior Court yesterday morning
the Court decided in the case* of The
Morning News vs. l'ierce Gould, et. ah,
that Gould was liable tinder his recog
nisance and a Judgment for $1003 for
tiie plaintiff was given.
Mr. Nields for the defendants tiled an
exception to the decision.
The divorce can, of Klla Q. Kippiger
vs. Kolnnd \V. Kippiger was continued
until September term.
Tiie rule to show cause why a cer
tain judgment should not be satisfied
was made absolute and the judgment
satisfied in tiie case of John K. Muit vs.
Henry H. Brown.
On motion of H. 11. Ward, Ksq.,
Martin K.Smith,of Litt le Hock, Arkansas,
was admitted to the bar.
In the caw? of Alice C. Clark vs. Ed
ward S. Clark. John If. Rodney peti
tioned for permission to take $148.20 out
of court, which petition was granted.
Medford H. Cahoon and P. lllair Pie
were appointed commissioners to fake
testimony in divorce cases.
On motion of Walter H. Hayes, all
rules, references ami motions, except
motions for final judgment, were con
tinued until the September term.
On tiie application of Kichard Gear,
I liis next friend, Joint P. Gear, was tul
... . . . .. . . ,,
suit against the
| 1 IUulri,ml to '
In the case of Proctor & Gamble vs.
Quigley & Mullen, judgment w as con
fussed in favor of the plaintiff, the
i amount to be ascertained by tiie pro
In the case of Proctor & Gamble vs.
Sheriff Elinn, judgment was confessed
for the defendant for costs,
In the case of Martin Fuller & Co. vs.
Isaac Miller, administrator, Andrew K.
Sanborn moved for judgment notwith
standing tiie affidavit of defence. The
, motion was refused,
Judgment for tiie defendant, for costs,
was given in tiie case of Francis Tosney
vs. the Metropolitan Life insurance Co.
Willi im Michael Byrne moved for a
new trial in the case of Josepii Miller
Thomas vs. the Kev. Charles A. Grise.
Mr. Byrne will file his reasons on Mon
Sheriff Flinn was allowed additional
costH. amounting to $8.50, in the case of
Charles Frazer vs. Peter Sanford Ross.
During tiie last ha If hour of court,
eulogies were delivered on the late Hon.
James T. Wolcott, Chancellor of the
State. Resolutions adopted by the Bar
Association were read by Hon. David T.
Marvel, who moved that they be spread
upon the minutes ot the court. Tiie
motion was seconded by William S.
II illes and Thomas Davis, both of w hom |
paid tribute to the dead chancellor.
Chief Justice Lore made a few fitting re-1
marks as to the character and ability of I
the deceased. Tl(p motion was adopted.
Court adjourned at 1.15 o'clock until 10
o'clock Monday morning. September 12,
1 Tl»oSlatc*'8(#peat Inst hut ion of Learn
ing Improving Vear by Year.
"Old Delaware" has just, completed
e most successful vear since the fountl
! ing of the institution,
exercises of one
lass < f brilliant graduates j
; and thev have gone into the world to J
. battle the environments that daily arise. !
Is of the many graduates
illege previous to this
M '' int departinenl.
j The total number of
' during the college year, '97-98,
dis-lin recent years, bad
a i !l
1 In* bar in tbis State
Delawi re College.
..ii .. , . ,,
( ollcgc ( atali'gue tor t lie 1
icnts for '
year '98- 99 is a pamphlet of 74 i
ses of study leading I
s are announced together with I
os' course m agriculture and
'• | ""'t Cl
w inter term.
nts tor admission an
l j the last catalogue,
that the re
examination in '
prospect ivelv nowanp i
1 lie elective system begun last vear is
i Continued and «omc
1 i s announced that land surveying
hereafter he a required study for all stu
! dents. Some changes are announced in
mdem language work, all direeted
ard the elevation of the requirements !
s compared with 7 s inti
Tu it ton at I lelawarc < V il log
year, but this charge is remitted to all
resident in the Stale,
uses are. for students Imlgi
re is $iK) |M»r i
per v**ar, loi
students lodging elsewhere $11'per vear.
The dining club of tl
si relents Inr
tushes hoard at less than $3
: A matriculation h
of $."> is
required of i
II i- a..nui:nc ■(! that the
L'. 1 ' 1 - ... , , ,
— 1 ll *' llb ™'','*'! f |l< 1 ' la " ll, ' e 1 'ollege now
I ! , " n,Il f' rN 1 I0 ' IKI ° A omit I,(MX)
j " l,IIIPK " l ' n ' a ' lb '' he library
, last tear.
Henry llatts law sold his slallinn, Uoui-,
panion, to Janies Deemer, of Middle
town. Del. This horse is well known
llimuglioiit the country and has been
the sire of some fast stock. He was for-!
: merlv owned by the late Dr.Ilaivey.who
was a great lover of horses.
mncl iin- mid
■d-working shops of the
•oll- ge. de-i
stroved by lire In April last
built and equipped More the
•nllugc year un September i
The McClure and Chester A. ('. base |
ball clubs will contest, honors tit Marcus |
Hook on Saturday afternoon.
John Kirkpatrick and Miss Mabel '
\Vright., of F.lkton, Mtl., were married on!
Wednesday at South Chester M. E. j
Church parsonage by Kev. A. T. Collntn, 1
Mrs. J. Alexander Cochrane of Cites
ter, while learning to ride a bicycle on I
Thursday morning,fell from the machine
and hurt her knee quite seriously.
Charles Johnson and George Smith
taught 1000 pounds of trout in the Dela
ware Bay on their recent trip.
Monday, June 20
Concerts 3 and 8 p. m.
Tickets on sale at Grand Opera House
Fourth and Orange St.
The finest of wet goods and cigars al
ways on hand.
HOWARD KRAUSE, Propr.
WHEELER & WILSON
New No. 9 Family
A great improvement over anything
ever made in the way of Sewing
THE LATEST AND BEST.
Tiie only SEWING MACHINE that
does not fail in any point.
ROTARY MOTION and BALL BEAR
INGS make it the LIGHTEST RUNNING
Machine in the world.
Needles and parts for all makes of
sewing machines for Bale. Repairing
from 50c. up.
No. '.2 East Skvknth St.
SAMUEL J. MELVILLE, Manager.
Wanted ! Wanted !
Table, Transient and Permanent
_ , , ,
tmbalmh.g a specialty,
JOHN R, KILMER,
Immediate and polite 1
attention Riven all.
N. W. Cor. Ninth and French Sts.
J. L. DASHIELL,
Violinist and Teacher, |
Studio, 702 West Fifth Street,
Music Furnished for llalls. Reception. etc.
Pupil of It. A. BRIM/
THE CENTRAL HOTEL
Sixth and French Streets.
Tlost Pleasant Place in Town
of electric culls has U'c
throughout the buildiiur,
made for mitre
ISAAC C. PYLE.
Letter, Note and
Bill Heads, En=
velopes and Cir= |
All Work Will Be Done
With Neatness and
Bales Extremely Low.
Hive ils B Call.
Diamond Printing Go..
100^ East Sixth St
H. J. CABLE, M'gV.
n Last Miracle
tic. Sent anywhere for One Dime.
Address. The Religious Exchange
etc., carefu'ly distributed; signs
f^ ed 1
Address, C. S. Roshotl, 34 N. '2d
St Harrisburg, Pa.
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When a man or a woman needs somethin,* that £
an advertisement of that thing in a
impresses him or her.
That is why continuous advertising is g t .„. £
erally most profitable.
But the advertisement and the time ami the I
reader's eye must come together.
IF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT IS IN
It will be seen, because every reader
every page. It is, as you know, a newspaper £
made to he read from first column to last.
JOHN T. KNOTTS'
Coupes, Hacks and Carriages for Funerals, Wedding
Parties, Balls, Receptions, Etc.
Hack Parties at Low Rates
115 W. Front Street.
1 Cabs QICCt all trains.
Baggage called for and delivered.
Delaware and Atlantic Phone, 835.
promptly attended. Give me a call.
NO TAX ON AGENTS
1 „ ,
Canvassers and Drunurers
Need No Licenses.
00 NOT PAY TRIBUTE!
Justice Bradley of llie United States
Supreme Court decides that, all State,
t ouutv. and lown UegulatioiiH hx
»es from Agents, Canvassers
and Uistributors arc
of the United Stales
Supreme Court has attracted more
w idespread interest, tInin 1 hat deliv
ered bv Justice Ib'adlev exempting
i patentees, traveling salesman,
j Ironi all special State, Countv
own taxes. This decision'
twi»nty-tive other of like import, will
be sent to anv addn
for one I time.
7 Van Felt Street,
Fliiladelnbia, U. S. A.
MALE AND FEMALE
I By an old and well-known Company.
! No capital acquired. Goods been atlveV
! tised for over 20 years. Never offered
through canvassers before. Business
genteel in every particular. Address
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Do you w>
Hum I payiiiK
Hu- railroad ?
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w. h. Mink
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iter the sail, (or Seem*, for riwtagevtV. j
Quickest. Ch0H]>cst. Best. All
ucatiicssHiid Dest>at< h. (,'
eiOUO Agents wanted to sell ready- i
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I A POUND OP READING MATTER
wiii be sent to any address in the
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