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I THE SUN. OL. II. NO. 40. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 4,1898. ONE CENT EFORM! in at No. iMfe That the people of New Castlo county |BHbpreciatc the need for Reform is proved i the many letters received by Tint upon the subject. The attempt of the Street and Sewer Jj^BPepartment to impose unnecessary havd ^■■hipa upon property owners in the mat ^■ter of improved pavements has called ^Htorth the most bitter denunciations ever ■g'sent to a newspaper. H- Silence on the part of the Levy Court HkIs generally accepted as prorf positive of uKGuilt. Exact statements of fact, how ■Pever, do not come in as rapidly as might ■ be expected. Those that have been sent ■ in are now being investigated and the ■taesult of the investigations will be pub 'll Yihed as soon as possible. | Tl*t is to be regretted that Reform cotlvements in Wilmington have been, iMJgtofore, directed against fallen women , cheap gamblers. This fact has \ a very general impression that a Nem for Reform must necessarily in 'Mtfe polico raids on disorderly resorts Cow club rooms. This is not the case at an«l The Police Department can con ^ ®JJ^t all the moral Reform movements necessary for the welfare of the city but genuine Reform means more. It means the extermination of corrupt Public officials and the abatement of Public I L wrongs. If our correspondents would confine | themselves to the real evils now under investigation and send in definite data instead of abuse and argument more good would follofv. What is wanted now is direct evidence against the Levy Court, the Road Com missioners or the .Street and Sewer De partment. This evidence is wanted to prove mal feasance in office. The sources of this information will never be revealed. The Sun will assume tha entire responsibility. When these points are thoroughly un derstood much good will follow and the movement for Reform will be fairly well established. Civic organizations can do much to help the movement by securing informa tion and debating the subject of muni cipal Reform at their Public meetings. Day laborers and otliers engaged upon City and County work can improve their condition in life and surround them selves with added comforts by exposing the wrongs that, have come under their personal observation. Every Tax-payer in the county owes it to himself to join in this movement or forever hereafter submit to Public rob bery and jobbery in silence. This is a case where every citizen lias a duty to perform. The responsibility rests equally upon all. Here are some of the letters received yesterday: "In tiie matter of people having to pay sewer assessments twice, Judge Ball tells the truth as far as he goes. The demand was made for the second pay ment, and in sueh cases where the origi nal payment Jbuld not be proved a second payment was insisted upon and infected, 'where tiie receipts could be ducerfcifte claim of 'cleiical error' was SRI nothing more was heard ef hatter. You can find lots of peop'e who were asked to pay their Rewer as sessments twice because tiie first pay ment had been pocketed by somebody." r : ml M fv }. U| "The printing contracts of the city have been just as crooked as any of the others. It would be, however, a serious job to gi t convicting evidence against the men concerned." it* I "That Augustine road steal is general ly known to every man in New Castle county, and tiie only question now is 'What are we going to do about it?' The men concerned in that job control the political destinies of certain men, and so long as this is the case these men won't say a word or do a stroke to help Reform the Levy Court or better affairs in the county. It is a case of where those who are not now in tiie steal have hopes." "The city of Philadelphia is the best paved city in America. The Union Trac tion Company is compelled to pave every street it occupies from curb to curb and keep them all in repair. Why can't we have improved pavements in Wilming ton upon the same terms? The Street and Sewer Department is owned by the Wilmington City Passenger Railway Company and will do nothing whatever for Wilmington as a result." "A law requiring the Pennsylvania Railroad to run passenger trains on the Delaware Division on Sunday would be beneficial to the Company and a conven ience for the Public. I do not know whether the Railroad Company wants to use the line on Sunday or not, but 1 think it should." | "The allegod report of the Levy Court I sent out through the columns of Every 1} Evening was an insult to the intelligence If of every Tax payer of New Castle county. I, It was a report that reported nothing. I' The wholo thing iB incomplete and un I satisfactory. The Court should be asked I to compel the Levy Court to permit the r publication of a proper report." The fact that the Levy Court won't do anything | or say anything satisfies me that they are k Guilty." _ Mr. Gregg's Death. George W. Gregg, formerly a promi nent business man of this city, died at hil residence, No. 1614 Pennsylvania avenue, Friday, from a complication of diseases. The deceased was 65 years old, interested in Cookman M. E. Church and a member of Delaware Lodge, No. 5, A. O. U. A. M. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon and interment will be at Mt. 8alem cemetery. day to , I A lot at the southwest corner of Data ' ware avenne and Scott street hae been on transferred by Charles H. Bonham to Philip P. Tyre. !• it Property Transferred. h UOIINI* AKOliT TOWN Mios Mary Presson is sick with typhoid fever. J. D. Davis, of Elkton, 1ms been visit ing in this city. Miss I'ansy Oskins, of Newport, is vis iting in this city. Miss Anna T. Lincoln attended a "California '97" dinner in Philadelphia on Friday night. The railroad meeting at Third and Railroad today w ill be addressed by Rev. R. T. Coursey. J. Curtis Wigglesworth, of Philadel phia, who formerly resided in this city, was the guest of friends here on Fri day. The Fortnightly Club, of Grace M. E. Church, met last night with Miss Carrie Hoffecker, at No. 1009 Washington street. Charles Scliweickhard, of St. Louis, Mo., treasurer of the National Liquor Dealers' Association, has been visiting Anton Hauber. Special services will be held at Rodnev Street Presbyterian Church each evening next week, in charge of the pastor, the Rev. W. F. Lewis. The second pentecostal class meeting will be held in Harrison street' M. E. Church, Seventh and Harrison streets, next Thursday night. G. Alien Smith, Secretary of National F. B. A. of the Order, will be in Wil mington next Friday, the 9th, and will be the guest of the camp. Wilmington merchants deserve the patronage of all purchasers as they sell as fine materials for as cheap rates as merchants in other cities. A property at Twenty-fourth and Madison streets has been transferred by the Creston Land ar.d Improvement Com pany to L. Scott Townsend. A large number of men are employed on repair work and overhauling at the Pullman cars hops. The firm is busier now than for several weeks. The trees recently set out by the Park Commission have been placed in Brandy wine ar.d Rockford Parks and other places under the jurisdiction of the board. In Magistrate Kelley's court Nathan Leiberirmnn has brought suit against J. Killington, to recover $35 on a note. The hearing will take place tomorrow morn ing. Herbert Neutze, assistant secretary of the Board of Health, left yesterday for New York city, where he expects to out rival Contractor Keough in his travels in that city. Superintendent Bannard, Trainmaster Carlisle and Civil Engineer Long, of the P., W. & B. Railroad, left yesterday in Superintendent Bonnard's private car for Baltimore. I'. W. Ileiss, Louis Melchior, Matthew Nurnberg, Frank Jansews, Gustav Steinke and Gotthold Yeager have been elected trustees of the German Library Association. Bishop Coleman will preach at Calvary Church this morning, at the Farnhurst asylum in the afternoon and in the Church of the Saviour in West Philadel phia in the evening. Considerable damage resulted to the property of Mrs. Ellen Bradford, at Thirteenth and Market streets, by the thieving practices of the negro sentenced at this term of court. Two valuable bird dogs, owned by Thomas B. Brison, were shipped yester day to Osgood, Ind., where they will be used by C. M. Mendinhall during his gunning trip in the nest. Secretary Wigglesworth, of the Board of Health, reports 23 deaths, 31 births and 11 marriages during the past week. F'or the corresponding week last year the figures were32, 44 and 18. At a meeting of the Shields Library Association on Friday evening appro priate action was taken on the death of Charles A. McDonough, and it was de cided to attend the funeral. The will of Leighton Lee, formerly of this city, who died in Chicago, 111., from the effects of injuries received there, has been admitted to probate in Philadel phia. The estate is valued at $10,000. At St. Paul's R. C. Church yesterday morning solemn high mass was said over the body of John Heliir, 80 years old, of No. 312 South Van Buren street. Interment was made at Cathedral Ceme tery. Magistrate Daley has given judgment in favor of Kuffael Julian against Nich olas Delrosa for $7.55, and against Joseph Teoli for $18, the plaintiff claiming that those amonnts were due for goods sold. The plans for the proposed new high school have been placed on exhibition at No. 5 School, on Walnut street be tween Eleventh and Twelfth, where they may be examined for some time by con tractors. Edward T. Lea, recer.t supervisor of tracks of the Wilmington City Railway Company's system, has under consider tion two positions in the mining in dustry', one in North Carolina and the other in Ohio. A meeting of the Mutual Admiration Society of the Red Men was held at the home of John B. Martin on Friday night, it being the second sleep cf the hunting moon and the eighth run of the setting of the sun. An enjoyable smoker was given on Friday evening by Washington Camp, No. 4, P. O. S. of A., in their room, in Smith building, No. 610J Market street, which was largely attended by the mem bers and their friends. | A a bo E. A; of to keep tered stood by with the ton ment The quet, hie The masquerade party which was to have been given at the Shields Library Association's building next Monday evening has been postponed until Mon day night, December 12th, out of respect to the memory of tiie late treasurer, Charles A. McDonough. Cuetoms Inspector Ayars visited the works of the Harlan & Hollingsworth _ r _, in order to ascertain the re bate of duty to which the firm is entitled on materials used in cart for South America, muob of the material having been imported into the United States. a Grace Episcopal Churcl^ht Tal leyville Visited by a Gang of Miscreants. SANCTUARY BADLY WRECKED Window Panes Broken and Seats Defaced by the Vandals—Sliarp Icss School House and a Black smith Shop Also Visited hy the Scoundrels. A gang of drunken miscreants and vandals broke in the door of Grace Episcopal Church on the Brandywine above Talleyville witli smashed all of the windows, bioke up several valuable lamps, destroyed the sanctuary, defaced the furniture and otherwise damaged the place of worship in a wilful and malicious manner. This dastardly act was perpetrated early on Saturday morning. From the church the scoundrels went to Sharpless' school house and destroyed everything breakable, including des'ks, blackboard slates, etc. From there they visited the blacksmith shop of George Danson, at Talleyville, and actually leveled the buildihg to the ground, scattering tools and implements broadcast. These dcsecrators of the holy sanctuary and destroyers of God's house of ship, whose crusade of destruction has astounded and shocked the members of the church and residents of that vicinity, are supposed to have been a party of young men on a drunk and ready to vent their insane fury on everything in their path, not even stopping at murder had any one been so unfortunate as to havejorossed their path. To say that the members of Grace Church are incensed, but poorly presses it. They are excited and should the perpetrators of this devilish and wanton vandalism be apprehended they will not be handled with kid gloves. Had it been the work of heathen and barbarous savages the people could -have understood and possibly made some al lowance for the deed. That men exist in the State of Dela ware so lost to every good influence that they drunkenly violate the sanctuary of God and trample under foot things sacred and holy makes the Talleyville citizenB ill at ease for fear that this same band of desperadoes may in a drunken debauch perpetrate greater crimes. Such men, the residents say, are not fit to be at large, the country is in danger while they exist and should not be al lowed to bteathe free air. Grace Church is in a district presided over by Archdeacon Hall and Rev. George Miller is the pastor. Dr. Miller lives in Philadelphia and goes to the church every Sunday to officiate. The moneyed damage caused by the work of these vandals will prabably reach $1,000. The police are on the case and will, in all probability, find the guilty parties and bring them to the stern and uncom promising bar of justice. an axe and wor ex iel in eral is his and sent the was SOLDIERS WANT TO REMAIN. A Number of the Third Battalion Circulating a Petition Against Be ing Mustered Out of Service. Thirteen members of the Third Bat talion, First Delaware Volunteers, recently appointed a committee to send a petition to the War Department at Washington, praying that the battalion bo retained in the service of the govern ment. This committee comprises Captain W. E. Lark, Company B; Captain Evan G. Boyd, Company G; J. H. Hossinger, Company M; A. W. Foreman, Company A; Sergeant T. F. Crosbel and Private James Monieish, Company G: Corporal Charles F. Pierce and Private VVilliam Lewis, Company M; John T. Scarbor ough, Frank O'Donnell, Francis B. East man, privates, Company A, and Corporal Leon Pitcher and Private James M. Cochran, Company B. The petition as drawn up cites that in cose tiie battalion was mustered out of service at the present time all of the men would be in the debt of the govern ment for clothing; that they would be in destitute circumstances; that the married men having families have no avenue of employment and that their families would be iu destitute circumstances this winter. The petition further cites that the ma jority of tiie soldiers are in favor of being retained in service and asks all citizens to co-operate with them to this end. The petition is being freely circulated amongst the prominent citizens of the State and the committee has also quested Congressman-elect John II. Hoffecker, of Smyrna, to use his in fluence with the President in order to keep the battalion in service for the winter at least. If the petitioh is ignored bv the War Department the battalian will be tered out aud a new one formed im mediately after to represent Delaware. It is claimed that tiie State should be represented by at least one battalion as every other State in the Union is repre sented by one or two battalions. If this meets with approval it is under stood that the battalion will be officered by West Point men and that none of the present officers will be retained, at least with their present rank. Official Visitation. General W. 8. Narcross, National Com mander of the Union Veteran the United States, arrived in Wilming ton last evening. He made an official visit to Encamp ment No. 34, Union Veteran I a The visitation was followed by a quet, given in honor ef the general and hie escort from Philadelphia. were re a King as inus Side matic tian Miss give play cars They ion of ion. an BYKES TO BE ERECTED. They Will be Placed on Christiana Avenue by the New York Dredging Company. The Street and Sewer Department held a special meeting yesterday morning. The matter of the condition of the road bed on the causeway was under con sideration. It was decided to order vessel load of oyster shells from Dela ware City parties to place on the road, beginning ut the south end of Market street bridge. It is not thought wise to entirely cover the roadway at this season of the year and only the worst places will be at tended to. Shells will arrive Thursday and will be at once put on the road bed. Tl*s directors had made an engagement with the New York Dredging Company to visit the tract along the Christiana creek, where the mud from the creek to be put ashore, and confer with repre sentatives of the company in reference to allowing the use of a portion of Chris tiana avenue. Directors Pratt, Simmons and Web ster, accordingly, left at 10 o'clock in carriage for the'place. The trip was an unpleasant one on account of the rain and mud. It was explained to them that the dredging would be done by hydraulic process and dykes would therefore be necessary to keep the water from over flowing Christiana avenue and the lands south of it. The representatives of the dredging company formally asked per mission to erect such dykes along the north side of Christiana avenue, from the east side of the B. & O. right of way to the fast land opposite the works of Golding & Son Co. They also asked to be allowed to oc cupy from four to six feet of the highest portion of Christiana ayenue with dvltes about four feet high. The representatives of the dredging company claimed this would permanent ly avert all danger from overflows. The tract on which the mud is to be placed is part of the property of the Lobdeli Car Wheel Company. The directors carefully investigated the matter and found it would be a real benefit to grant the company's request under certain conditions which must be accepted in writing. The foot of tiie dykes must be at least twenty-two feet from the line of tele graph poles now erected on the south side of Christiana avenue and the dykes must be so constructed as not to inter fere witli public travel on the avenue cither during the process of filling the property enclosed in dykes or after wards. The company will be held responsible for all damage incurred to the avenue or other property, public or private at any time. TRIED TO EAT 8H0ES. William I'eters, of the United States Navy, Arrested While Suffering Prom Delirium Tremens. A man who gave his name as William Peters was picked up by tiie police at Maryland avenue and Reed streets last night, to all appearances a raving maniac. The man was suffeiing from delirium tremens, caused by the excessive use of strong drink. He' tried to eat his shoes, and when taken to the City Hall became violent and ttio officers were forced to chain him to the floor to keep him from doing himself bodily injury. From this state of violence the man quieted down and then went into con vulsions. Police Surgeon Dr. Hughes was summoned, and alter an examina tion ordered himsent to the Delaware Hospital. Peters talked intelligently enough at intervale. He claims to be a German, but says tie has served nine years in the United States navy and was on board the torpedo boat WinBlow when Ensign Bog ley, John Nervares, B. Meek, John Dan iel and Josiah Tunnell were killed while in action off Cardenas on May 11, 1898, and shows a scar on each arm'which, he claims, were made bv tiie bursting shell which killed the five brave Americans. Peters says he was paid off and dis charged from the service at Norfolk and has a stepfather well off in New York, he being proprietor of a fine saloon onNinth avenue. He has on one arm his name- and sev eral shamrock leaves, and on the other is "Remember the Stowaway." The latter inscription he says was picked on his arm by Sharkey, the pugilist, while Peters was coming from Australia as a stowaway aboard a ship bound for this country. He was picked tip by officers White and Hawk who called the patrol and sent him to the City Hall, and the wagon officers had their hands full with him. He was much quieter when taken to the hospital and on his arrival there was given opiates to sooth his nerves and was soon sleeping peacefully. Peters is possibly 35 years of age and looks like a man who has seen rough service. Hotel Sold. Edward Harkins, proprietor of the hotel at Fifth and Shipley streets, yes terday sold the same to Harry E. King, a well-known resident of this city. Mr. King will take possession of the hostelry as soon as the license is transferred. The terms, as far as can be ascertained, were private. Another Dramatic Clnb. A number of young ladies of the West Side have formed a dramatic club, and to distinguish it from the Wilmington Dra matic Club it will be called the Lillipu tian Dramatic Club. The president is Miss Anna H. Patterson. The club will give a performance this winter and the play will be "The Conqueror of Cupid." Watson's Minstrel Troupe passed through this city in their two special cars attached to train No. 82, at 4.20. They just returned from a successful Southern tour and are on their way North. They carry twenty-fire men and sconery. in Representative-elect John Pill ing Springs His "Boomlet for Benjamin Nields. a at The latest candidate in the field for United States Senator is Benjamin Nields, Esq., of this city. About three weeks ago, it is under stood, Mr. Nields had the subject first broached to him by John Pilling, Re publican Representative-elect from the Ninth district of New Castle county. Mr. Nields was at first averse to hav ing his name placed in the United States i ' Senatorial arena, but after a number of i ti AND THE CANDIDATE HAS WES He is Interviewed at His Home, But Refuses to Talk on the United States Senatorial Prob lem— Fight Between Mr. Addicks and Mr. Gray. is to an be is interviews assented to the proposition, and he is now a full-fledged candidate for the highest gift within the province of the people of Delaware. Mr. Nields was seen at his home, No. 803 Broome street, last night, and, whilst courteous, refused to be intei viewed on the senatorial question. He, however, did not deny that he was drift the con a candidate, and, from the versation took, it could be seen that Mr. Nields has 'opes. F'or sometime it lias been known that Mr. Pilling has not been in favor of any of the candidates in the field and had cast his eyes around for some rock to which he could cling. This rock he found in the person of Mr. Nields, and that gentleman can at least depend upon one vote that of John Pilling. The candidacy of Mr. Nields who is now entered as a dark horse, does not materially change the result previously published in The Sun, and it is more than probable that John I'illing's boom let like that sprung on the snspecting public by other "want-to-be" leaders in the next House will meet an early death. Mr. Pilling also has 'opes of gaining another vote for Mr. Nields when the next General Assembly meets and that will be his running mate James I). Hitclien, Representative-elect from the First district. It is a well-known fact that immedi ately after these two were elected they held frequent conferences and in a short time had decided that they would be the leaders of the House. They quietly interviewed a number of other Representatives elected from this county and found that what they had cut and dried with many an hour's self adulation was only a dream. It was then that Mr. Pilling took the bit in his teeth and decided that lie could not vote for any of the candidates in the field for United States Senatorial honors and cast his eves around until they finally rested on tiie form of Ben jamin Nields, Esq. Mr. Nields is the third new candidate that has entered the fight daring the week just passed, but the only two who are receiving any notice from tiie poli ticians are lion. George Gray, gold Dem rhose re-election the Administra on if no more, of and to ber werat, w tion has demanded, and J. Edward Ad dicks. Mr. Gray can only hope to be elected by the combined vote of tiie Regular Republicans and Democrats, and this, and this only will bo the game played in the next General Assembly. will will The the in 9 creek. near was J. expects ter land, of Church Memorial Service. Several prominent speakers will par ticipate in the memorial service of the local posts, G. A. R., at the rooms of du Pont Post, Monday evening, December 19. Music will be burnished for the oc casion by the choir of Mt. Salem Church. The joint committee held a meeting Friday evening at du Pont Post rooms and tiie following officers were appoint ed to look after the arrangements: Com mander, Robert Liddell; of Post No. 1; senior vice-commander, L. L. Pierce, Post No. 2; junior vice-commander, W. S. Byron, Post No. 23; chaplain, B. D. Bogi'a, Post No. 2; ushers, Walter Mor timer and O. H. Baker, of the Sons of Veterans. Declines to Serve Rev. L. W. Batten, professor of Old Testament literature at the Divinity School in Philadelphia, notified E. Tat nall Warner, senor warden of the vestry of St. Andrew's, yesterday that he had decided to decline the call extended him to become rector of St. Andrew's. He expressed regret, however, that tie was unable to accept. Dr. Batten will continue to conduct the Fri afternoon services, which are proving so popular. The Rev. William Philadelphia Divinity School, will con tinue to till the pulpit at the Sunday ser vices for a time. M. Groton of the In Great Peril. The Norwegian steamship Hclmswood, which arrived at this port recently with clay for the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co., and the Golding A Sons Co., came through the gale which strewed the coast with wrecks. At times the steam ship encountered waves as high as her masts and she was in great peril. day the versary 14, Fire Loss. A slight fire occured j noou at the residence of Frederic Keinie, No. 613 West Fourth street. It originated in a second story closet, and was put out before Weccaco Fire Company could go into service. The damage was about $100, which is fully insured. after The and Pa., last was Short. Read Thb Still. HORSES CRUELLY TREATED. Residents Claim that Agent Prank Stoat is Afraid of the Street and Sewer Department. Pill Residents in the vicinity of Second and French streets are exercised over the condition of the horses used by con tractor James B. Stidham for hauling the city's ashes. Early last week one of the poor beasts fell from weakness and exhaustion at Second and French streets. The horse had to lie there for fully thirty minutes before it had strength enough to get: up and its owner was forced to put it in the stable and place another skeleton in its place. It is said that the horse acted and to appearances was literally starved until it was so weak that it could stand no longer. They also say that a greater part of the working hoises employed by Mr. for s tMham to fulfill his contract are in the 8a "3 e condition. Numerous complaints have been made shout these same horses and people are wondering whether Mr. Stidham or the Re- °* reet and Sewer Department are to the , Vt here is Agent Stout that he does not see this piece of unfeeling cruelty to i ' llnl h and helpless animals?" is the of i Question asked. Is he afraid of offend ing Hie Street and Sewer Department or dues he fear Mr. Stidham?" is the second on query. It is said that all horses used for city purposes, where the work is given to the lowest bidder, are a disgrace to the city. Hundreds of people comment daily on the poor crow baits used in our mail ser vice. If Mr. Stidham and the Street and Sewer Department have an agreement with Agent Stout to allow such things then the deal should be declared off and the contractor should be paid more money, if it is a case of money, and give good and pleasant service. to of at is Lodge Notes. Washington Lodge, No. 1, K. of P., wifi confer the knight's rank on two of its members tomorrow evening. A number of knights from this city will accompany Chester Lodge, of Chester, Pa., on a fraternal visit to Red Cross Lodge, K. of I'., of Philadelphia, on Wednesday evening, at which time the degree team of Red Cross Lodge will confer the third rank in the amplified form. So much success attended the enter tainment of Osceola Lodge, No. 5, of Newark, that it will be repeated on Monday evening, December 12. Trial of Gideon Marsh. Special to The Sun. Philadelphia, Dec. 3. —Dislrict Attor ney Beck qaid this morning that there were no new Developments in the cases of Gideon W. Marsh, the former presi dent of the Keystone National Bank, and William Steele, the former cashier of the Chestnut Street National Bank, of this city, in which the defendants are to plead to the bills of indictment against them on Monday morning in the United States District Court, tiie sessions of which commence at 11 o'clock. Boys' Ducking. While gathering floating wood in the Christiana river near the Harlan & Hol lingsworth docks yesterday morning Walter Brown and Samuel Wistar were nearly drowned by the capsiziug of their boat.' Workmen on the wharves saw the ac cident and two men jumped onto a float and paddled tiie float toward tiie boat. They readied tiie boys and assisted them to get ashore witli the boat. The accident occurred while the boys were trying to pull a heayy piece of tim ber into the small craft. Doll Sale. The Junior Board of the Homoeopathic Hospital will hold a doll sale in the New Century Club on Friday next. Lunch will be served at 12 o'clock. The menu will include oyster patties, chicken cro quettes, cold meats and home made pies. The sale of dolls, fancy work, china and home-made candies will continue during the afternoon. Delawareans Attend a Funeral. James McCarthy, who died suddenly in Philadelphia on Wednesday, was buried at Cathedral Cemetery yesterday. Relatives and friends of the family, also Division No. 77, A. (). H., and St. Peter's Beneficial Society, of New Castle, Del., attended the funeral yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, from his late residence, No.4857 Lancaster avenue. Will Start on Tuesday. Work was continued yesterday on the preparations for drilling rock in tiie creek. The house over boilers placed in position above the Third street bridge, near some rock which is to be removed, was completed yesteidav. Contractor J. J. Fitzpatrick, of Plattsburg, N. Y., expects to start drilling on Tuesday. Death From Typhoid Fever. Mav P. Garland, aged 8 years, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Spottswood Gar land, of this city, died at the University of Virginia on Friday, of typhoid fever. Interment will be made in Baltimore. Services were field at St. Anne's R. C. Church yesterday morning, and largely attended by friends of the family. Death Interfered. Mrs. Maria Scntman was buried Fri- * day afternoon. Lawrence H. Sontman, the husband, and Mrs. Sentman were preparing to celebrate the fiftieth anni versary of their marriago on December 14, when death interfered. Hotel Wedding. The wedding of William W. Weber and Katharine J. Hoffman of Reading, Pa., took place at the Clayton House last evening at 5 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Francis B. Short.