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VOL. 1. NO. 6.
Single Taxer, Reformer ami En
thusiast Falls in the Fray.
Retired in Fairly Good Health Thurs
day night—Taken III Toward
Morning and Died at
Five O'clock.
Special to TnE Sun.
New York, Oct. 29.—Henry George,
candidate of the Jeffersonian Democracy
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for tlie mayoralty of Greater New \ork,
died at his apartments in the Union
Square Hotel at 5 o'clock this morning of
Mr. George retired lust night after re
turning from Brooklyn, where he had
made three speeches, somewhat worn.
At 3 o'clock his wife was awakened by
his moaning. He soon lapsed into un
consciousness and expired at 5 o'clock.
The death of Henry George is of pecu
liar interest to the peoPle of Delaware.
He died in the midst of an engrossing
and exciting municipal campaign in
New York, where he was a candidate for
tlie office of Mayor,
has been known in recent years. George,
Democrat, reformer, entlmsast, assailed
bosses and bossism in both the Republi
can and Democrat portion, with a vigor,
directness and force scarcely paralled,
In speech and letter lie accused the Re
publican anti Tammany bosses with
stealing, knavery and fraud.
Henry George was
phis, September 2, 1839, and was, there
fore in his 59th years. He was the
orignator of tlie Single tax theory and
the author of several books on economic '
horn in Philadel
No like campaign
Affects New York's Election.
Special to Tiie Sun.
New York, Oct. 29.—At first it was
supposed that tlie deatli of Henry George
would result in a big part of his follow
returning to the regular Democracy
and thus insure VanWyck's [election.
out this idea and fos.
Tammany gave
tered it, but the second calm came and
then it was learned that tlie hulk of t he
Henry George followers would go bodily
for Low. Despite the fact that Henry
George, .IF, succeeds his father as the
head of the ticket, it will count little. It
will save reprinting tho tickets, as the ;
will be tlie same, tlie "Junior"
being dropped.
Young George is about 35 years of age
and is to be married on Thanksgiving
Day to a Chicago girl.
The most careful observers declare that
no man can really and honestly tell tlie
real effect of George's death until the
night of election. George's followers
are hotter than ever against Tammany.
Everybody lmd a kind word for the dead
man except Tom Platt. George's remark
that Platt was a thief ranks in his bosom,
in death.
and he would not forgive, even
Mr. Crokcr's Sympathy.
Special to The Sun.
New York, Oct. 29 .-Riclmrd Crokcr
at tlie Murray Hill Hotel, tins
morning, and when it was announced
that Henry George had suddenly ex
pired, he said, in a sympathetic tone:
"Nothing 1ms given me greater sorrow
. during my politicalijlife l tllun this—the
was seen
death of Henry George. I believe he
had been a failing man for some i ime,
and I am sorry big friends permitted
him to enter this exciting campaign, j
HU family has my most earnest sympa
George's Sou Named.
Special to The Sun.
New Yohk, Oct. 29. —Henry George's j
supporters met this afternoon, ami l.»v j
unanimous vote decided to make their
candidate for Mayor in the coining con
test Henry George, Jr.
I ha v never lnet Mr. George, and did
not kit"'.v Kim, even by sight, but I un
derstand t!.at he was not physically fit
for Hid
exciting canvass us the
' I'ease -:'v for me that I am sorry
from the b tmin of my heart."
Mrs. George's Tribute.
Special to The Sun.
New t'oiiK, Oct. 29.—Mrs. Geotgc paid
this tribute to her late husband: "My
husband's death is a fitting end to an
active and open life. I am now quite
reconciled fo the inevitable."
h live gone nicely, if he hadn't met an
officer who noticed that Augustus htui
grown stouter in a very short while and
had apparently come into a fortune.
The officer investigated and found that
At the Hall He Was Found to be Too
Much Clothed.
John Hubert runs a grocery store at
Nos. 10 aed 10} Market street. Ho and
his wife last night went to the Opera
House. While they were gone, Augus
tus Allen, a well-known colored indi
vidual of light-fingered habits, tohk ad
vantage of Jtheir absence to enter the
house and add to his scanty stock of
clothing. He appropriated several arti
cles belonging t<
worked all right and lie put on a number
of garments,threw a new mackintosh over
Inn arm and sauntered out. All would
Mr, Hubert. It
Mr. Allen was wearing a great many
coats even for a cool night, so Augustus
was locked up.
When Mr. Hubert returned, he missed
tlie articles and came to the police stai
tion, where lie found that ids propertV
lmd arrived before him. He identified
the articles and Augustus will confront
the beak in the morning.
; prudential Insurance of this city.
jj r . Ogden was formerly a resident of
Lancaster, 0:, whore his family resides.
He 1ms been located in Wilmington for
about three years; where lie 1ms made a
record himself, not only in liis business,
but in his social life.
Tlie engagement is announced of Miss
Grace F. Mull, daughter of Jacob Mull,
No. 407 Jefferson street, to Imlen C. Og
born, assistant superintendent of tlie

Clinton, Iowa, Oct. .0.—Adolph John
son, aged 10 years, while digging fish
bait on Beaver Island, ill tlie Southern
part of the city, struck a metallic sub
stance with his shovel which when un
earthed proved to be an iron box. When
opened the finder was nearly overpow
ered with tlie great amount of wealtli he
for there lay gold aud paper money
aniounting to $50,000. It is not known
when or by whom the money was
buried, or if it was the proceeds of an
express robbery, or belonged to a Swc
dish nobleman who lived a number of
years on Beaver Island, dying there
about two or three years ago. |
Bum Up u Fortune.
WillcottS ScCOHtls TllI'OW 11]) the
Sponge in the Twelfth.
Lnrigne Forced the Battle From the
Beginning and Never Slopped
It Till the Colored
Man Quit.
Special to The Sun.
San Francisco, Oct. 29.—The Lavigne
Walcott fight drew the biggest crowd
ever seen in this city, much greater than
the Corbett-Sharkey or Corbett-Fitz
simmonB fight.
The streets near the club house were
blockaded as early as 6.30 p. m. The
betting was 10 to 6 on Lavigne.
Walcott's seconds were Tom O'Rourke,
George Dixon and Joe Colten. Lavigne's
seconds were his brother Billy Lavigne,
Tom McGrath and Billy Armstrong.
After the men got in the ring for the
first round, Lavigne rusiied the black
and made a chopping block of him.
Lavigne had all tlie better of the sec
ond round, doing all the forcing. A ter
riffic pace was kept up during tlie firs)
four rounds. In tlie third, Lavigne
landed two hard body blows and one on
the head. He went at the colored man
so fast that it kept Walcott trying to stop
his furious rushes. In the fourth, the
Kid landed a stiff left-hander. Then
Walcott fought him ^>ack hard making
his best showing in this round. Lavigne
put a hard left on the jaw in the fifth
and in tlie sixth lie had matters pretty
milch his ewn way.
The seventh and eightli were repeti
tions of the earlier rounds, Lavigne
keeping up his tattoo on the colored man.
Walcott was weakening and clinching to
Save himself from the terrific onslaught
the Kid was making on hint.
Matters continued in this foshijn.fw.in,
round to round, Lavigne coming up
stronger at every call of time and tlie
game Buck toed the scratch prompt on
call, only to be battered back inch by
inch until a winning fight was impossible.
The twelfth round opened with La
vigne stocky, strong and full of fight;
Walcott weak, bloody and wavering.
Ever game, he made a lunge for La
vigne's jaw, missed, was swinged from
the white man and Walcott was out.
Evil Condition of Outhouses on n
Market Street Block.
The attention of the Board of Health is
urgenly directed to the condition of tlie j
water closets in the vicinity of 713 Mar
ket street. For some time past tlie resi-1
dents of that neighborhood have been j
compelled to keep doors and windows
closed liecanse of the insufferable islor
arising, presumably from the closets. |
There are six of these within a radius of |
twenty feet.
A reporter of The Sun called upon 1
Mrs. Burroughs, who occupies the third i
story flat No. 713}, and was informed I
that tlie closets lmd only been cleaned |
out once in five years, and then only!
after repeated remonstrances had been
made to tlie Board of Health. Mrs. Bur
roughs declares that the stencil perme
ntes the house even when tlie windows
are closed, and that it is unbearable.
Miss Masten, who conducts a dress
making establishment on tlie second
floor of No. 713}, lias been compelled to
discontinue her business. She com
plained to the Board of Health yesterday
mornifig, but nothing had been done at
8 o'clock last night toward abating tiic
Tried Suicide In Jail.
Special to The Sun.
Camden, N. J., Oct. 29.—John Cowan,
who, it is alleged, lost Sunday shot and
robbed John A. Mather in his cigar store
in this city, yesterday attempted suicide
by hanging himself in the Camden
County jail. He tied a strap from his
t )nlnlniX ;k tightly about his neck, buckled
t), e other end to the bars of his cell door
a|1 j t j, rew himself backward. He was
discovered and cut down, and after a
half hour's work was revived.
Hot Shot at the Preacher,
McKinney, Ky., Oct. 29.—A report
from Mintonville says that the Rev. Gil
1mm of the Christian Church preached a
sermon there last Sunday in which he
declared that there is no devil. The con
gregation interrupted him, and when he
attempted to speak again he was ejected
from the house and about twenty pistol
shots were fired after him.
Looked Down the Muzzle of u Gun
Pointed at Him and Coolly Said
It Wasn't Loaded.
Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 29. A typical
hobo, who looked ns though he might
have stepped out of the pages of a comic!
weekly, swooped down on this town last
evening, and proceeded to make himself
at home. His first visit was made to the
residence of Richard Bouge, who is man
ager of the New York Telephone Com
pany. He said he wasn't hungry, but
wanted some money. He would need it
next day to place on a sure thing.
"I haven't any change," responded
Mrs. Bogue.
"Well, then, send the children for
some," commanded the tramp.
He was ejected from the front door,
and promptly appeared at the rear en
trance to the house, where he was shown
the nearest route into town. Instead of
taking advantage of this advice, he went
next door, and to Mrs. Robert Barnes re
peated his demands for money. There
was a chain bolt on the front door, so lie
went to the back door, and finding the
key on the outside, locked it. Then he
forced his way into the cellar.
Young Elmer Barnes procured his
father's pistol and threatened to shoot
the intruder. Tho tramp peered down
the muzzle, laughed, and said it wasn't
loaded. But he left the cellar.
Two hours later he again walked into
Mr. Bogue's house without announcing
himself. He said he was cold, and sort
of guessed he would sit down a while.
Mr. Bogue replied that he was entitled |
to another guess, and the trump again
took his departure.
His next appearance upon the scene
was when he was discovered by William
Seeley's little daughter fast asleep on the i
parlor sofa. He hod made himself as |
comfortable as possible. His coat and
vest hung over a chair back, and he had j
•hat had once !
removed his shoes, and
been a pair of sock
Mr. Seeley is a gentleman who does j
not read the comic papers, and lie failed
to see tlie humor of tlie situation. He :
Prcsident McKinley Sets Apart No
Washington Oct 29 —President Me
Kinley to-day' issued' Ins first Thanks
rudely awakened his unbidden guest,
slapped him in tlie face, smashes! his
hat and threw him down the front steps.
Tlie tramp was greatly shocked at this
treatment, and bubbled away remarking
that Greenwich was no place for a gen
vcinber 25 lor Thanksgiving Bay.
giving Day proclamation, as follows:
In remembrance of God's goodness to
us during tlie past year, which lias
been so abundant, "let us offer
unto Him our thanksgiving and pay
unto tlie Most High.
Under His watchful Providence in
our vows
dustry lias prospered, the conditions i
of labor have been improved, the re
wards of the|husbandnmn have been in
created, and the comforts of our homes
multiplied. His mighty hand lias prc
served peace and protected the nation.
inspect for law and order lias been
strengthened, love of free institutions
cherished, and all sections of our beloved
country brought into closer bonds of ;
{internal regard and generous co-opera
| tj 0 n.
For these great benefits it is our [
| duty to praise the Lord in a spirit of j
1 Him our most earnest supplications.
i That we may acknowledge our obliga
I tien as a people to Him who 1ms so
| graciously granted us the blessings of
free government and material prosperity,
I, William McKinley, President of the I
United States, do hereby designate and J
set apart Thursday, the twenty-fifth day j
i humility and gratitude and to offer up to
of November, for national thanksgiving
and prayer, which all of the people are
invited to observe witli appropriate re
ligious services in their respective places
of worship. On this day of rejoicing
and domestic reunion let our prayers
ascend to tho Giver of every good and
perfect gift for tlie continuance of His
love and favor to us, that our hearts may
he filled with charity and good will, and
that we may be ever worthy of His
beneficial concern.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused tiie seal of tho
United States to be affixod.
Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-ninth day of October, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-seven, and of
tlie Independence of the United
States the one hundred and twenty
By the President:
William McKinley.
John Sherman, Secretary of State.
At hens, Pa., Bank to Quit.
Athens, Pa., Oct. 29.—The First Na
tional Bank of this place has decided to
liquidate and suspend business. Credi
tors will receive the full amount of their
claims. The institution was founded in
Honors Tendered Mneallister and
F. E. Bach.
Tlie Young Men's Republican Club
g ave a reception last night to Colonel
Samuel A. Macallistor and Fred E.
Baeh, and from 8 to 10 o'clock the chib
bouse was thronged with enthusiastic
members, who came to present congratu
lations to their distinguished confreres.
Tlie handsome parlors of the club
were tastefully decorated with potted
plants furnished by H. P. Potter.
Albert's Orchestra, accompanied by
Samuel T. Compton, rendered a delight
ful musical programme. Refreshments
were served throughout evening.
Colonel Macallister was compelled to
leave early in tlie evening and as Presi
dent J. H. Beggs, Jr., bads him God
speed lie presented the consul to Bar
badoes with a silver perpetual calander.
After three cheers had been given for tlie
Consul he was called upon for a speech.
In responding he thanked tlie members
heartily for tlie souvenir which lie said
would be a duly reminder of "Home,
Sweet Home," and declared if any mem
ber of the club ever catne to Barbadoes
and stopped at a hotel, he would have
that man arrested and tho hotel de
After the Colonel's departure, Joseph
K. Adams called for three cheers for
Fred. Bach. Mr. Bach spoke in reply, i
and referred to the fact that lie had be- [
gun his political career in that house,
an ^ declared that the most gratifying
feature of his long political experience
" knowledge that he possessed,
that-he still retained tlie regard of his
upon having always been the sheet
anchor of Republicanism in Delaware,
:U11 ^ affirmed that it should have-the sup
l» ort ,lf every young Republican in Wil- 1
niington; and in conclusion he trusted
that the membership would be doubled
within a year. Whenever his arduous
He congratulated the
duties in Washington permitted, Mr.
Bach said, he Would be found in tlie
Young Men's Republican Club. At the
close of his remarks,the speaker received
The management of the reception was
in the hands of a committee composed
of H. R. Trigss, Frank D. Lackey, R. P.;
Robinson, II. C. Pyle and William G.
Tlie following prominent Republicans
greeted the guests of tlie evening;
A. A. Waite, Lambert J. Foulk, A. W.
' i P rl iance, G. A. Brown, George H. Hoi- 1
Receiver of Taxes Lewis, H. V. 3
Bootes, Harry Thomas, J. H. Beggs, Jr.,
Dr - H - Baynard, Joseph K.
Adams, George A. Elliott, II. C. Chand
an ovation.
ler > U p - Barnard, Horace G, Rettew,
an< * °^ lers - 1,1
Here, as she lies in Chester Morgue, is a picture of pool Anna Spence.
Sinned against, she sought relief in strange ways. Few women can comprehend
tlie oddities that preceded her death. Few men would care to encounter the ex
posure of her last days. Her history has been written and printed, and it ne&l
not be printed again,
What brought her to this pass no man need ask who knows the world as it is,
for the door to tlie life she led is open to other young women, as is the door to the
death she died. Sincerity is not the characteristic of the modem world. If ifr
il 1
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Annie Spence in the Morgue.
were, perhaps, the erring might return. As the doctrine is practiced to-day tho
erring may return and be forgiven, upon condition of always being branded as tho
erring and the forgiven. Before this fate, perhaps, this girl, aa thousands of other
girls, fled to places where neither she nor her errors were known. However this
may be, she is now dead, and if her life was a weird romance, her death is surely A
sermon. It is not a sermon for the senseriorly only, but the saintly may learn
run it.
An Interesting Point in Prac
The Kent Comity Court Has no Juris
diction in the Famous Green
Cose-—It is a Local
Special to The Sun.
Dover, Oct. 29.—In the Superior Court
to-day the case of the State vs. John W.
Green, the Union Republican member
of the Levy Court for Seaford hundred,
was called up. This is tlie quo warranto
case, instituted first in Sussex county at
the last term of the court, and which
failed there, after which the Attorney
General filed another information here on
Monday and obtained a rule on Green to
show cause why lie usurped his office as
member of the Levy Court, which rule
was returnable to-day at 10 o'clock.
Messrs. Joseph L. Cahall of Georgetown
and Walter H. Hayes of Wilmington
appeared in court as counsel for Green.
Mr. Hayes asked the court for leave for
Mr. Cahall and himself to enter a special
appearance for Green, for tlie purpose of
submitting a motion to discharge this
rl ile and also a motion to quash the in«*
bv the Court. Mr. Hayes then
Court to discharge the rule an
the information filed in tho case. Mr.
Hayes contended in his argument that
mation, which was that the defendant
usurped the office of Levy Court Com
missioner for Seaford Hundred, Sussex
County, was a local one. That it could
only arise in Sussex County, where all
tlie functions of said officers were exer
cised, that for these reasons the Superior
which leave was
is *ra
iiAved the
dHo quasli
the cause of action alleged in the infor
Court of Kent County was without juris
diction to hear this case. He cited and
relied on the opinion of tlie late Chan-;
cellor Saulsbury, delivered in the old
Court of Errors and Appeals in tlie cele
hinted case of Knight et al. vs. Ferris,
reported in 6, Houston, 315-323.
Attorney-General White appeared for
the State, and contended that that law
in Sussex County in tlie case of the Chief
Engineer of the Wilmington Fire De
Ipartment some years ago. After argu
ment the Coflrt reserved its decision until
3 p.m. In the afternoon a majority of
tlie Court—Chief Justice Lore and Judge
FBnnewill-made an order discharging
the rule and quashing the information.
had been overruled in the Superior Court
Judge Grubb dissented from the opinion
1,1 the Court,

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