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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4,1898.
. 1. NO. 945.
ONE CENT
red a Royal Welcome On
Their Arrival in This
City.
[APED MID PEALING BELIS
|jr Thousands Cheer the Boys.
j|ny Delaware Soldiers at Hos
attain in Pennsylvania-Major
■onion Appointed Coalman
K <ier First Battalion.
Delaware soldiers have arrived
■jrtlv after 2 o'clock yesterday after
Kwo trains bringing the Second and
■ Battalions of the First Delaware
Rent to this city from Camp Meade
■mustered out arrived.
P return of the troops was one of
peatest events that lias ever taken
fin this city, and the boys received
lal welcome.
fere was fully 0,000 people at the
bn to welcome them. 'As the train
Id into the station the First Begi
f band on the platform played
Be, Sweet Home," and the sweet
■of the song played by the Wil
lon band blended in sweet harmony
Kbe same song played by the Regi
|al band on the train,
le large crowd at the station was
in check by a squad of police,
e the soldiers alighted and were
led up on the two long platforms,
le soldiers then headed by Company
ere marched out of the rear end of
lepot and around on Front street
they were then headed by the
band and a cordon of police,
feral mounted police were busv kcep
[the street open.
the parade started from the station at
[clock and marched in Front street to
(rket, up Markgf to Ninth, in Ninth to
Inge and up Orange to the state
iiory.
tells were rung, whistles were blown
1 mighty shouts went up from the
ongs that lined the sidewalks,
ireat excitement and interest was
nifested but the people were orderly
1 behaved nicely, and, thanks to
yor McLear, Chief of Police Dolan
I his efficient officers, there were no
j hurt. Great precaution was taken
tooth railroad and city officials to pre
I accidents and ambulances were at
station prepared for any emergency,
fhe parade was composed as follows:
I Gordon and staff, mounted, in
ance, followed by the two battalions
lposed of CompaniesC, K, E, F, I, H,
nd L. Lieutenant-Colonel .Stevenson
moulding the First battalion and
lor Townsend in command of the
and. The field and staff officers were
mounted.
regimental hand was compli
itcd for its inspiring strains of mar
music while the officers and men
iented a fine military picture,
n arrival at the state armory the
s were marched into the building,
while entering were greeted with
iause by the visitors in the gallery,
olonel Gordon called the officers of
battalion around him on the drill
r of tlie arnmry and in their presence
the two battalions that they were to
)rt at Pyle's Cycle Academy for sup
•t 5.30 o'clock last evening and 6.30
breakfast this morning, and dinner
be same place at 12.30 o'clock. He
told them that they were lib ertyto
rhere they pleased, but that they
it report every morning to the order
t the armory. He complimented
n on their good behavior andim
acd on them that it was essential that
r should continue to be good. Per
son was given to members whose
>es are not in the city to sleep in the
ory.
llonel Gordon was cheered by the
) after lie had finished giving them
t orders.
pe boys broke ranks, stacked their
■ and made haste to leave the arm
some were in such great haste to
iway that they jumped from the
ir windows to the street,
ie armory was surrounded by the
ids of the soldiers who were waiting
elcome them to their homes,
le Phoenix fire engine was at the
ter of Twelfth and Orange streets
welcomed the boys back with toots
(its whistle.
fe work of granting the boys
|y furlough will likely bo
Ed today.
■ companies each had their mascots
Khem, which were mostly dogs,
Bowever, was a small Smyrna col
Roy. Tins individual was corporal
Johnson, of Company H, and
,to be well thought of. Ho was
his stripes and busily engaged,
acted much attention.
>11. Pusey Wickersham, former
of the Delaware Regiment, was
rroory and was kept busy sliak
le witli the officers and privates,
bf whom lie seemed to be well
■ respected.
By H of New Castle was granted
Ei to go to that city last night
Et of the residents. The boys
■red a reception that was of the
■ and appreciated by them ac
ker companies after having sup
lie Cycle Academy took in the
■had a general good time, as re
B who have been confined in the
law how to enjoy themselves.
■Pepper of Company H, who
■sick with the fever for about
Hrs, was taken home from the
Hatinn in a cab. The man's
■ tightly drawn, yellowish face
■ suffering from the feveff
H left Camp Meade early yes
Htting and marched two miles
Ktermaster's station between
K and Higliepire, where they
Kin fo* Wilmington.
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Broad street station in Philadelphia.
They received cheers along the line of
travel and people got on fences and
waved their mils and shouted to them.
One of the soldiers remarked as lie
stepped off the train "By G— this is
what I have been waiting five months
for."
Many of the Delaware boys are in
Pennsylvania hospitals with the fever.
There are over 100 of them in the hos
pitals at Harrisburg, Pottsville, Beading
and other cities, but four of them are
seriously ill with the disease.
Colonel Gordon has received the ap
pointment as major of the battalion that
will do garrison duty and as soon as the
present eight companies are mustered
out he will assume his new command.
His appointment threatens to disrupt
the military of the State. It is reported
that 95 per cent, of the officers of the,
Delaware regiment are incensed at
Governor Tunnell's action in giving that
appointment to a resident of Louisiana
when several applicants with fine mili
tary careers and who have been identi
fied with the military of the state, were
anxious to be appointed. Little can be
said by the matter at present for fear of
court-martial but the Btorm will likely
burst in all of its fury after the general
discharge at the end of thirty days.
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LARGE MEETING HELD.
Wilmington Assembly, Brotherhood
of St. Andrew, Listen to Adresses
of Prominent Speakers.
Wilmington Assembly, Brotherhood
of St. Andrew, held a meeting last even
ing in Trinity Church, Delaware avenue
and Adams street, which was adressed
by members of the brotherhood conven
tion recently closed in Baltimore. There
was a large attendance and amongst t he
audience was a goodly sprinkling of the
fairer sex. Bishop Coleman presided
over the meeting.
The first speaker introduced was John
W. Wood, general secretary of tlie
Brot herliood of St. Andrew of New York
city. During his remarks lie gave his
impressions of tlie convention held at
Baltimore, and took as an illustration
tlie composite character of those who
were in attendance, as millionaire and
tlie uneducated mingled together and
discussed the good of the work before
them.
Sergeant John H. I'eyton of Roanoke,
Va., of tlie United States Engineer
Corps, who lias been in Cuba and who
lias recently been appointed to look after
tlie advancement of tlie brotherhood in
army[circles, wns'the next speaker. He
gave' a brief resume of the work of tlie
Baltimore convention and then asked all
to co operate with him in first introduc
ing the good effects of brotherhood in
the army hero by donating tents, etc.,
and after g. ining a foothold here follow
tlie same plan in Cuba.
The other speakers were James H.
Jemison of Michigan and Rev. Mr. Cun
ningham, rector of Calvary Church, this
After tlie meeting a reception was
in tlie chapel of the church over
whicli J. D. Carter presided. *
city.
held
A QUESTION OF CONTRACT.
Frank A. Mitchell's Suit Over a Build
ing Heard in Appellate Court.
Judges Acheson, Dallas and Kirkpat
rick heard argument yesterday in tlie
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
in Philadelphia, upon the appeal of
Frank A. Mitchell, of this city, in his
suit against William R. Dougherty, of
Pennsylvania, which was brought to re
cover damages for alleged breach of con
tract.
In the argument it was stated that Mr.
Mitchell agreed to furnish all the labor
and material necessary to complete cer
tain work in the completion of a build
ing at Fatland, Pa., and that after per
forming part of tlie work he was
stopped by Dougherty, who was the con
tractor.
In the lower court tlie jury rendered a
verdict for $2,503.36 for Air. 'Micthell,but
on a point of law reserved, judgement
was subsequently rendered for tlie de
fendant. Decision was reserved yester
day.
Sir Knights on a Visit Here.
William ParkmanCommanderyKnights
Templar of Boston, will visit the Sir
Knights of this city Oct. 14. They will
arrive on B. & O. at 5 o'clock p. m. Tlie
members of St. John's Commandery will
assemble at their armory at 3.30 o'clock,
in full Templar uniform", and proceed to
the station to escort tlie visitors to the
Clayton House.
In the evening a social reception will
be tendered tlie visitors by the Sir
Knights and ladies of St. John's Com
mandery, each Sir Knight being entitled
to bring one lady.
On tlie following day, Saturday, Oc
tober 15th, it has been arranged to give
a boat ride on the Delaware River, lunch
being served on the boat.
Formal Transfer of Busii Farm.
Formal transfer of the Bush farm, at
Harvey Station, from tlie Volunteer Fire
Department to Christopher L. Ward was
made yesterday,ex-City Treasurer Joseph
K. Adams receiving a clieok for $6,000
and depositing it to the credit of the de
partment. Eacli of the nine companies
will receive $666.67 of tlie purchase
money.
Petition to Quash.
Judge Bradford yesterday hoard argu
ment on the motion of L. C. Vandegrift,
presenting the defendant in tlie suit of
e Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. against
the Victor G. Bloede Co. of Baltimore,
wherein Mr. Vandegrift petitioned the
court to quash tlie process on tlie ground
that the court had no jurisdiction.
last
Regulars Going South.
Three train* of troops passed through
Wilmington at an early hour this morn
ing. They wore the Second United
States Cavalry bound for HuntBville,
Alabama. The trains did not stop in
this eity and all of the soldiers except
the guards were apparently asleep.
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With His Son pd Others He is
Charged With Using People's
Bank Moneys^
SENATOR AND SON GIVE BAIL
Ex-State Treasurer Benjamin J. Hay
wood, Another Accused, Ar
rested In Nebraska—Dis
trict Attorney Gra
ham Talks.
Special Dispatch to The Sun.
Philadelphia, Oct. 3. —United States
Senator Matthew Stanley Quay and his
son Richard E. Quay were todav charged
with conspiracy to unlawfully use
s Bank, of this
$5,000 bail to
moneys of the People'
city, and placed under
await q hearing next Thursday.
it which preferred the
charge against Senator Quay and his son
also accused ex-State Treasurer Benjamin
J. Haywood and Charles H. McKee be
fore Magistrate Jcrmon and warrants
were likewise issued for their arrest.
The affidavit alleges against the per
sons named therein that they conspired
with other person or persons unknown
to the deponent to unlawfully use the
state funds deposited in the People's
Bank, of this city, and also conspired
with the late John S. Hopkins caBhier,
to speculate in stocks and unlawfully use
moneys deposited in the bank.
The affidavit on which the warrants
were issued was sworn to by Charles F.
Myers, a detective connected with the
United States District Attorney's office.
In his affidavit Mr. Myers deposes "that
Matthew Stanley Quay, Benjamin J.
Haywood, Richard R. Quay and Charles
H. McKee and other persons to this de
ponent unknown, did unlawfully com
bine, confederate, conspire and agree to
and with eacli other and the said per
sons unknown to use the public moneys
of tlie Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
for their own use, and also did combine,
confederate, conspire and agree to and
with eacli other and divers persons to
this deponent unknow n, and to and with
John S. Hopkins, deceased, formerly
cashier of the People's Bank of Philadel
phia, a cororation duly created and ex
isting under the laws of tlie Common
wealth of Pennsylvania, to unlawfully
loan public moneys and to unlawfully
buy and sell stocks, that is, shares of
Btock, in divers corporations, and did
unlawfully use and employ the moneys
of the People's Bank, within the county
of Philadelphia and within two years
last past."
On the strength of this affidavit the
warrants were sworn out and shortly
after 2 o'clock Senator Quay accompan
ied by his son, Richard, and A. S. L.
Shields, their counsel, appeared before
Magistrate Jermon. After a short con
ference Senator Quay and his soil were
placed ander $5,000 "bail for a hearing
next Thursday at noon. David H. Lane
furnished the security.
Pinkerton detectives located Mr. Hay
wood in Omaha, Nebraska, and he w as
arrested and locked up there toi ight.
He stated that lie wished to trinsait
some important business and desi ed to
remain in that city three days linger.
At the end of that time lie said he wo lid
be willing to be brought east.
Charles H. McKee, named in tlie affi
davit, is the law partner of Walter R.
Lyon, Lieutenant-Governor of the State
and a leading Pittsburg lawyer, having
an office in the Park Building, at Fifth
avenue and Smithfield street in that
city. He is prominently identified with
the Quay faction in ftepu blican State
politics.
Charles II. McKee is somewhere in
Montana, but as yet lias not been appre
hended. It appears that Haywood and
McKee were traveling in company in
the west.
In speaking of the arrest of Senator
Quay and his son Richard R. and tlie
issuance of wai rants for Mr. Haywood
and Mr. McKee, District Attorney
George S. Graham said this afternoon:
"I want it distinctly understood," said
Mr. Graham, "that I did not learn of the
basis of the charges until F'riday last,
and on Saturday I caused the warrants
to be issued. I concluded that it was
pretty near time that certain state rot
tenness was exposed, and while 1 do not
at tlie present time want to express any
opinion on the case, I feel confident that
we will be able to more than prove our
case when it is called."
Mr. Graham said that he had nothing
further to offer. He said that his action
in this matter was based entirely upon
information received on Friday evening
and placed in the form of an affidavit on
Saturday before Magistrate Jermon.
"As far as this case is concerned I wish
to say," said Mr. Graham, "that I will
push it to a complete finish. I want to
leave the office with the thorough con
scientiousness that have I performed my
duty in every line of the service that lias
engaged my attention. This case you
can rely will be pushed to a trial."
Senator Quay was seen late this after
noon and questioned concerning the
charges preferred against himself, his
son, ex-State Treasurer Haywood and
others and the warrnnts which have
been issued for them, but lie had little to
say.
"I am here to permit service of any
warrant that may be out for me," he
said with a slight smile, "and to make
answer to any charges that may be pre
ferred. More than that, I have nothing
to say about the matter."
Senator Quay and his son went to At
lantic City tonight and will remain there
until tomorrow or Wednesday.
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Typhoid at Camp Meade.
The Two-hundred-and-third New
York regiment of volunteer soldiers was
moved from Camp Aleade to Chattanooga
last Sunday. The reason of the regi
ment's removal was the prevalence of
typhoid fever among them and they
were quarantined.
TREMENDOUS SENSATIONS
ARE PROMISED.
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Rumors Indicate u Clean Sweep in
Philadelphia as a Sequence oP
(Quay's Arrest.
8iieclal Dlsuatch to The Sun.
Philadelphia, Oct. 3. —There are sev
eral sensational rumors current here to
night—all growing out of the arrest of
Hon. M. S. Quay. One story has it that
Quay will resign his seat in the United
States Senate forthwith and make his
fight for re-election as a private citizen.
Another is that Gideon D. Marsh, the
fugitive president of the defunct Key
stone National Bank, will appear in the
United States Court at an early date and
make it decidedly interesting for some of
the more peteut enemies of Mr. Quay.
Still another story assures us that Quay
will withdraw his candidacy for re-elec
tion upon reaching an agreement with
Dave Martin and Chris Magee whereby
he (Quay) may be allowed to name his
successor in office.
Each of these rumors lias some ground
for credence. There is an unwritten
page in the history of the Keystone Na
tional Sank that can be opened by a
word from Senator Quay. Nobody can
recall a time when Mr. Quay neglected
an opportunity such as this and it is a
moral certainty that he will provide
a counter sensation at an early day.
The reappearance of "Gid" Marsh in
Philadelphia, would cause a stampede of
local politicians from that city. With
the incorruptible James M. Beck in the
offico of United States District Attorney
there would be no suppression of evi
dence and no man can tell where it
would end. Pennsylvania is on the eve
of a scandal that will smell to Heaven.
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MRS. HARRY J. STOECKLE DEAD.
Wife of tlie Well-known Brewer of
This City Dies at Her Home.
Mrs. Harry J. Stoeckle. wife of tin
well-known brewer of this city, died
about 11 o'clock last night at her home
No. 409 Adams street.
Mrs. Stoeckle lias been a sufferer of
stomach trouble for some time past and
haH been confined to her bed for several
weeks. Last week she suffered a re
lapse and continued to weaken until the
end came last night. Mr. Stoeckle who
was present when liis wife died is pros
trated with grief.
Airs. Stoeckle, who was 31 years of
age, was a Miss Kate Manly of this city.
She was married to Mr. Stoeckle ten
years ago. She leaves two children both
girls, the oldest of whom is 8 years of
age. Due notice will he given of the
funeral. _
FOR BAYARD MEMORIAL.
Effort to Be Made to Erect a Statue
ill His Honor.
Tlie following call was issued yester
day, by Chief Justice Charles B. Lore,
ex-Cily Solicitor Robert G. Harman,
City Solicitor Henry C. Conrad and John
H. Rodney:
"Believing that it would be but a just
tribute to tlie memory of that illustrious
statesman, Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, a
meeting for the purpose of organizing the
Bayard Alemorial Society, tlie object of
which is tlie erection of a statue, will be
held in the parish building of Old
Swedes Church, on Wednesday evening,
October 5,1898, at 8 p. m. Your pres
ence will greatly benefit the cause."
NEW CASTLE PRESBYTERY.
Will Convene Today in Newark Pres
byterian Church.
Tlie New Castle Presbytery will con
vene this evening in the Presbyterian
Church at Newark.
The commissioners from Hanover
Churcli will state the action of the con
gregation in calling Rev. F. Cornwell
Jennings as pastor.
A pastor will probably be chosen for
the Head of the Christiana Churcli, of
which Rev. Dr. Shanks was pastor until
recently.
A new moderator will lie chosen. No
names have been mentioned for tlie posi
tion. The present moderator is Rev.
William F. Lewis, of Rodney Street Pres
byterian Church.
Will Add a Bottling Plant.
The Hartmann A Fehrenbacli Com
pany will probably soon erect a bottling
plant in connection with the brewery at
Lovering avenue and Scott street, to take
the place of the downtown establish
ment, as it is desirable to concentrate the
business and make provision to accom
modate the growing trade. Commodious
stables are now being erected at the
brewery.
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Former Delawarean Dead.
Thomas Jackson of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
superintendent of tlie department of
maintenance ef way of the Fort Wayne
division, is dead. Hennas born in Mill
Creek hundred, being a son of John G.
Jackson, and related to Wiimer Palmer
of tins city._
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On the River Front.
Tlie packet Century, belonging to
George W. Bush A Son's Company left
the marine railway yesterday at Pusey
A Jones. The barge Alice, belonging to
the same firm, will be put on tlie marine
railway at Pusey A Jones for repairs.
Sussex Court Opens.
The October term of the Sussex County
Court opened yesterday
Pennewill and Boyce on I
tlie conclusion of the special session of
the Kent county Superior Court Chief
Justice Lore and Judge Grubb will re
lieve Judge Boyce.
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The Long Haired Man of the
Plains Reaches Wilmington
After Many Experiences.
NECKLACE OF INDIAN TEETH
Walking on a Wager the Man Will
Encircle the Earth-Walked
From Chester to Wilming
ton in Three Hours
Forty Minutes.
"Dakota Bob," the Globe trotter, ar :
rived in this city yesterday. Walking
around the World for fame and encour
aged by the New York Journal, Dakota
Bob is in this city, after having had
many experiences.
He is not a fake but pays as he goes
and is an intelligent talker and an ex
perienced scout, having received his
name from Buffalo Biil.
He wears a sombrero and a cartridge
belt. His hair is long and he lias a neck
lace made of Sioux Indian teeth and in
the centre of it has a stone totem of the
Sioux Indians.
Dakota Bob is a walker of no small re
putation as the many clippings of daily
papers from various parts of the country
testify.
He walked from Chicago in 1892 dur
ing the World's Fair, to New Orleans
and back before the exposition closed.
Since that time he lias walked 26,306
miles. His latest feat was that of break
ing his own record and walking from
San F'rancisco to New York, a distance
of 3,385 miles, in six months and fifteen
days. He looks as hard as a nut and is
as congenial as moonshine.
He claims to have seen life on the
frontier and tells thrilling stories of the
doings in the Indian country.
The walking scout left Chester yester
day at 2 o'clock p. m. and arrived in
this city at 5.40 last evening.
He is a man slightly below the average
height, strongly built,
smooth shaven face. His hair, which
lie wears long, is black and serves as a
frame to bis face. His clothing consists
of a broad brimmed sombrero, red,
white and blue sweater and pantaloons
of plain but sturdy material, supported
by a cartridge belt. Ho carries with him
a bag, supported by a strap over his
shoulder, in whicli lie carries his scrap
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lie wears a
books and other curios.
In hia scrap books, eighteen of which
he carries with him, lie lias a complete j
record of his travels in autograph. Every
city lie goes into lie secures the seal of
the city, signature of the postmaster and
stops at some newspaper office, where he
also secures signatures as additional
proof of liis travels. Tlie curio which
lie carries with him is a necklace com
posed of 120 Iudian teeth which he re
moved from the jaw bones of dead In
dians himself. It is a grusome ornament
but Dakota Bob is proud of it.
The walk upon which he is at the pres
ent time, is being taken upon a wager
made between Billy Lee, of Yonkers,
New York, and Joseph Mills, of San
Francisco, for $3,000 that lie will not be
able to make it by July 1, 1899. If he
succeeds lie gets $1,800. Tlie route lie
will follow is Atlanta, Ga.; Tallahassa,
Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans, La.;
San Antonio, Tex.; El Faso through
New Mexico, Arizona and then to
'Frisco.
He spent yesterday at the Merritt
House and today lie will spend with
"Andy" Alurphy witli whom lie was ac
quainted before coming to Wilmington.
On Wednesday afternoon Dakota Bob
will leave this city for Baltimore and
will start from The Sun office.
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THE BERMUDA COMING.
Famous Filibustering Steamer Ex
pected In the Capes Today.
The famous filibustering steamer Ber
muda, a sister ship to theLaurada which
lay in this city so "long, is expected to
enter the Delaware Capes today.
The Bermuda comes from Jamaica,
bound to Philadelpthia. Her movements
have been suggestive to tlie authorities
and though sne is listed as a fruiter,
she is still a mvstery to the officials.
Only recently did Captain John D.
Hart, her owner, secure her release from
the British government by whom she
had been seized pending an investiga
tion of her frequent trips to tlie island of
Jamaica without the slightest possibility
of being able to get any trade on that
island.
KENT COUNTY RETURNS.
Board of Canvass Must Convene Octo
ber lltli and Make a Count.
Convened in special session yesterday
in Dover the Superior court in and for
Kent county ordered the board of can
vass to convene at noon on October 11th
for the purpose of tabulating tlie vote of
the election held in Kent county in 1896,
and decided to receive the returns at
10.30 a. m. on October 17th.
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Forearmed.
Every merchant, says an exchange,
should have an advertising department
in connection with his establishment.
If it only consists of a pigeon hole, where
advertising ideas can be filed and refer
red to, it will be found a most valuable
department in the business. Depending
on adjectives and inspiration in adver
tisement writing may be all right at
times, but tlie brightest men profit by
the comparison of their ideas with other
ideas.— Businem, Canmla,
Sylvester D. Townsend) Jr., lias
turned from Kimblevillc.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Clark and child
are the guests of'friends in Dover.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Thatcher have
been visiting friends in New Castle.
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The opportunities of the public at
large to vote for the man of their choice
for United States Senator are con
spicuous for their absence.
The Sun offers an opportunity for
everybody to express their opinion as to
whois the best man to represent the in
terests of the Diamond State in the
councils of the nation.
This is an opportunity that has never
before been accorded to the people of
any state within tlie history of the na
tion.
The plan is Bimple.
Fill out the coupon at the head of this
column and send it to The Sun. We pub
lish the number of votes received by
each candidate every day in order to
keep the voters posted.
The Sun also makes this offer. The
winner in this contest has the privilege
of naming any charity in the state to be
the recipient of one hundred dollars,
which will be paid to the said charity by
TnE Sun.
The contest will continue until the
first ballot is taken in the Legislature.
There is no law or requirement which
makes it necessary for you to sign your
name to your ballot, though we would
rather you would. They will be counted
just the same, however, if you do not
wish your opinions known.
Send in your ballot and help win that
$100 for some deserving charity.
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By a great effort the friends of Hon.
Benjamin A. Hazell succeeded in heap
ing their favorite in the lead with the
vote of yesterday.
His lead, however, over Col. Henry A.
du Pont is not very much. The spurt
made yesterday by Col. du Pont was a
big surprise. He evidently has many
followers who would like to see him
United States Senator.
A young American writes to tlie Editor
as follows:
Editou of The Sun:
Mr. Editor:— My father gets your
paper every day and after lie gets through
reading it lie gives it to me and tells me
to cut out tlie coupons and put Col. H.
A. du Pont's name on them. I send you
twenty for him. I hope that when I
reach my majority, which will be in six
years, that every "man may vote for our
senators and then we will have tlie
right men.
Trulv yours,
Walnut Street Bov.
[See list of contestants on page 2.J
As Dr. Murray's Successor.
It is said that the vacancy at St. An
drew's P. E. Church, caused by the resig
nation of Dr. Murray, whose failing
health forced him to give up ac
tive work, will be filled by Archdeacon
George W. Dame, rector of St. Peter's
P. E. Churcli at Smyrna.
Dr. Murray's trouble with his ey
does not improve and it is thought th
lie will loose the use of them. Rev.
George W. Dame has enjoyed a pros
perous rectorship at Smyrna for ten
years, having only recently celebrated
the tenth anniversary of his work at St.
Peters. Tlie popularity of Dr. Dame
would make it possible for him to be
well liked as the head of St. Andrew's
parish.
"Not What It Should Have Been."
"A Parlor Match" was presented at
the Lyceum last evening
sized house. Mark Sulli
successful in tlie part of Old Hoss, made
so popular by Mr. Hoey, but tlie balance
of tlie performers scarcely came up to
the expectations, and the entertainment
was not what it should have beeu. It
will be repeated at afternoon and even
ing performance" today.—Scranton,
(Pa.) Rejmblican, RwM.
It is this aggregation of alleged come
dians that will break into Wilmington
on October 7—Friday night.
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at
before a fair
ivan was quite
Shafts Broken.
As tlie team of Richard Sired of Sixth
and Scott streets, was standing at Eighth
and Union streets early last evening the
horse took fright and ran away. It was
caught at Fourth and Union streets after
tlie shafts of tlie vehicle were broken.
No other damage was done.
Society Meeting.
Tlie Society of Natural History of Del
aware held a"regular meeting last night
at Friends' school house, Fourth and
West streets. The attendance was very
small and tlie members present gave
brief talks on tlie decadence of certain
minerals and botonical subjects.
Commissioners Meeting.
Tlie Police Commissioners held a meet*
ing last night and only transacted busi"
ness of a routine nature.

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