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F-i SUN. THE TT WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 0,1898. ONE CENT OL. 1. NO. 847. rat Regiment Commander Had Democrats Mastered Out and Republicans Left. LOT LAID BY COUNTY LEADERS jij at Neary, O. J. Hart, Lieutenant I Doherty and Capt. Boyd Worked tiii) the Affair Through Gordon and lUDi the Major Appointment Was pMS the Latter's Reward. jy The dissatisfaction beneath the surface the mustering out of the Delaware ldiere is with difficulty suppressed by e rules of propriety and military pru ince. It is reported that through the efforts |.Patrick Neary, Garrett J. Hart, Lieu ■gant Simon P. Doherty, Captain Boyd Jpd Colonel Gordon, the soldiers retained || Sir garrison duty arc in a large majority ' \ ■spublicans and residents of the State of U ■elaware. Of these Companv G are not , 1 Kisidered for they are mostly residents |)j S| Pennsylvania and would not have iLj ted here had they been mustered out. ■ I It is reported that Colonel GordoiWe ;ted the men to be retained and the jry that all allowed to come home who Isbad is said on good authority to be ithout foundation. Furthermore, it is said, that the price lid Colonel Gordon for his work was ■ e appointment as major of the retained I ittafion. . , ft The men who were kept in the service p sre not allowed to sav whether they T lould go or stay and in consequence of § eir treatment they refuse to vote and at iB the end for which the Democrats ive been working. The influence of General Hart, Cap ■TTjin Boyd, Simon P. Dougherty and a ffi f w other Democratic political lights 1 j I soured the appointment of Major Gor V. *| on, a native of Louisiana and ignored I Will le Delaware officers who were anxious 1 . fed eligible to fill the position with iM ignity and honor, g A large majority of the soldiers who f n to be mustered out are Democrats MBd men who will support the Demo i«Lic ticket. „ . . '■fully 95 per cent, of the officers in the Mffaware regiment condemn Governor Mnnell for lending himself to this foul lEtical scheme concocted and carried the leaders of the Democratic 3jHKr in New Castle county. ■Re action of Colonel Gordon, under ■fficloak of his position, has lost him £Kch of the respect and confidence jfllich was reposed in him prior to this wllitical deal for the position as major of Wc retained Delaware Battalion. ]l( Interesting disclosures are promised jKfcr the mustering out and from the II feent outlook the major it is said will [lid that he lias acquired honors at i Ifcher cost than he anticipated. fptio officers who are making these ijfctements are known and at the proper jHne when military law does not hold item if. 1 check revelatious are promised lAat will place the matter in its proper Mght, and the manipulation of political Kd military conspirators will be laid pare to the gaze of the public. 1 pare to gaze f PRESBYTERY OP NEW CASTLE Dr. B. A. Davidson Elected Modera tor-Many rrominent Ministers and Elders in Attendance. The fall meeting of the New Castle Presbytery convened in the Presbyterian i! Church at Newark yesterday. After de ll votionai exercises, Rev. R. A. Davidson unanimously elected moderator. Dr. N. H. Miller, who has been stated clerk for six years, was re-elected for the The Revs. O. A. was nsuing three years. iKaGillingnam and Richard Downs were ■Injected temporary clerks. 9l The treasurer's report, after being read, fHw&s referred to the finance committee. ISH The committee to whom the trouble Kfjat the Head of Christiana Church had Hibeen referred announced that they had Hjno further report to make and, at their ■•request, were discharged, fef* The Rev. D. J. Shanks was dismissed tp the Philadelphia Presbytery. if The Rev. J. K. Milligan, D. ,*/a memoir of the Rev. Lafayette D. D., which was ordered to be on the minutes. The report of the committee on minis t\ terial relief was adopted. IV Olivet Church, Wilmington, was K anted $300, to help defray expenses. r. McCurdy and others thought the sum of $500 should be appropriated. A resolution requesting the churches to aid Olivet was adopted. The report of the committee on home missions and sustentation was consid ered. D., read Marks. Almost Beady for Launching. , The work of placing the ways beneath l the Bteamer S. T. Morgan at the ship 1 yards of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company has been completed and the steamer is being prepared for tlie launch, which will probably take place on Satur BBPP^As soon aB possible after tlie launch of the immense vessel tlie work of laying the keel blocks for tlie steamship No. 11 for the Merchants' and Miners' Trons portation Company will take place and the work of building that vessel will be pushed forward with all possible dis patch. One of the largest stem pieces ever bent in this city in one piece was the stem for steamship No. 10 of the Merchants' and Miners' Transportation Company. Tlie stem piece is 58 feet 0 inches in length and it is nq\v being prepared to be stem p I and ft placed in position. The greater portion of tfip frames on this steamer are now up. * Clerk of the House, George W. Spicer, of Marshailton, was in this city yester : day. SOLDIERS RESPOND TO CALL OF THE ROLL Paymaster May be Here on Satur day, When the Men Will be Paid Off. All of the members of the two bat talions of the First Delaware Volunteers, with a few exceptions responded to roll call at the armory yesterday morning. For absence from roll call, a private loses $1.04, comprising his pav and his ration and clothing money. First Lieutenat Henry is officer of the day and Second Lieutenant Ellis, officer of the guard. Capt. Curtis, Capt. Hossinger, Capt. Osborne, Lieut. Simmons and Sergeant Dunn have all returned from Meade, where they had been detaine on duty. Because the cycling academy had been engaged for a bazaar, the acting govern ment commissary, Lieutenant Alexander, had to secure other quarters for the mess and he has rented Turn Hall, on French street above Eighth, where dinner was served today, and where the subsequent meals will be served. Colonel Gordon announced to the com manding officers of the companies yester terday morning that provision had been made for enlisting men in the regular army who desire to do so. Lieutenant Walter S. Alexander has been appointed recruiting officer here with temporary headquarters at the armory. Following are the regulations as made by Major-General Miles: "Members of volunteer organizations, who after muster out or discharge there from. enlist in the regular army will be credited with their service in the volun teer army and their enlistment papers will be indorsed as directed in para graph 836 of the regulations. The en listment in regular army will be for three years from date of enlistment without condition regarding discharge, and will preceded by the usual medical ex amination at the recruiting station. Ex amination forms and figure cards will be prepared and disposed of in accordance with the instructions governing other en listments in the regular army. "Soldiers of volunteer organizations ordered to be mustered out who desire to enlist in the regular army without availing themselves of furloughs may be subjected to the usual examination of a recruiting station, and if they meet all quirementB, be discharged from the ilunteers to enable them to enlist in gulars, upon application to this office, which the recruiting officer may tele graph clearly stating the facts." Major Andruss, the head of the mus tering out board, is very busy with the details for an accounting between the companies and the government. In speaking of the subject yesterday morn ing, he said that in the regular service it took a long while to break men in and even there, mistakes were made, and it was not surprising that officers and men without much experience should make errors. The man who has the lowest number of errors will receive the highest credit. The major said the paymaster ought to be here not later than Saturday, prob ably Fridav. As soon as paid the men will be furloughed for thirty days, with the exception of about sixty men who will be retained to assist in completing tlie papers. During that period, the rolls will be carefully considered, pre paratory ro the mustering out of the men. ■F C: am be re vo re DROWNED WHILE ON A DEBAUCH William GviftlHi is Found Lying in a Ditch Near the B. & O. Tracks, Dead. William Griffith, aged 65 years, of Heald street and Garische's lane was found dead in a ditch along the B. & O. railroad tracks and near the works of Johnson Forge Company in South Wil mington, between 3 and 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon. Hugh C. Kyle, a conductor on the B. & O. shifting engine No. 24 discovered tlie body and lie stated that tlie face was sunk in the mud and the body only was in the water. Griffith's death is believed to have been the result of a debauch, as he left, his home on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock and was seen in an intoxicated condition some hours later. The supposition is that he fell in the ditch while in this Btate and drowned. Deputy Coroner Chandler will investigate the matter. No Fire in This Match. For fifteen years "The Parlor Match" has been known and of late years ac corded the respect due to age. Time was when Old Hoss the show a "screamer." Anna Held galvanized the ancient show with her charming personality. But now Old Hoss Hoey stands no more in tlie glare of the footlights. His place is filled (?) by a crowd of third rate howlers. Anna Held is in New York playing the "French Maid" and back number, third row chorous girls fill the gap. On October 7 this aggregation of egg catchers will be in this city. There is absolutely no redeeming feature in tlie utterly worthless show which will travesty the name of the once popular "Parlor Match." A Wholesale Guardian. In the Court of Chancery argument was continued in the case of J. Wilkins Cooch, executor, vs. Clark, et al., tlie question being one of tlie construction of a will. Adjournment was made until to morrow morning. Judge Spruance in tlie Orphans Court appointed Jessie G. Lang guardian of William A. and Marian S. Lang; and Mary E. Dougherty, an aunt, guardian of Ella J., Jennie A., Belle G., Mary 0., Fannie, Edwin F., James, Anna, John and Joseph Dougherty, minor children of the late Patrick Dougherty. Orphan's Court adjourned until her 12th. Iloey made And again Octo Will Not be a Party to the Scheme Proposed by the Unionists. POSSIBILITY OF TWO TICKETS The Regulars Claim That Legisla tive Candidates Should Not Pledge Themselves to Abide by Majority Vote In Caucus. Views of Both Factions. "All candidates of the Union Republi can party for any office which is to be filled by the General Assembly shall be selected by a caucus of all the members of the General Assembly who have been elected by the Union Republican party and each of such members shall attend such caucus and shall support the caucus nominee by his yote in the General As sembly." Such is rule 22 of the state rules and Kent county rules of the Union Republi can party of the State of Delaware, and through failing to agree on this rule it is more than possible that two Republican legislative tickets will be placed before the voters of New Castle county at the coming November election. On Wednesday, September 28, a meet ing of the Union Republican County Committee was held at their headquar ters at Fifth and Shipley streets. At this meeting and in conformity with the above rule it was decided to send a circu lar letter to all of the Republican nomi nees for the General Assembly in this county. This letter requests them to give their promise that they, if elected, will sup port all political questions that may come up in the next Legislature as shall be agreed upon by caucus, and irrespec tive of past party affiliations or factional differences. This letter was referred to the three Union executive county committeemen, S. Frank Ewart, G. B. Monqy, and Dan iel F. Stewart, who were to refer it to the three Regular executive county commit teemen, Dr, L. H. Ball, Richard G. Buckingham and Horace G. Knowles. The Unionists did so and for the next few minutes there was fears of an open eruption. This, however, was quelled, but the Regulars flatly repudiated the issuance of any such letter. Yesterday afternoon another meeting of the Executive Committee was held at the Union Republican room and the the question of securing this promise from the candidates broached. Again did the Regulars reject the proposition, and after a partial agreement that they would stand firm (?) on the remainder of county nominees the committee ad journed. The Union executive committee then reported the result of their labor to the Union Republican county committee, and that committee immediately de cided to send the circular letter to the respective candidates for General As sembly and sign it as coming from the Union Republican committee. This letter will, therefore, be for warded to the candidates, and should thsy refuse to sign to agree in all mat ters political by caucus, the Union Re publicans of 'this county will probably place their own nominees in the field on the Legislative ticket. In support of their action prominent Union Republicans state that a man has a right to pledge himself before election, especially when it is considered that the "general corporation act" and "new city charter," both of a political nature, will come up before the next Legisla ture. One of the Regular Republican Execu tive Committee asserted yesterday after noon that the circular letter and rule under which it was written was to pledge all candidates to J. Edward Addicks, but he contended that the scheme could not work. "Why,'' lie said "wouldn't any man who expects to represent us in the next General Assembly be a damned fool to give such a pledge?" There are 4,000 unregistered Republi can voters in this county today and I can safely vouch that not one-third of them would register on October 22, should our nominees pledge themselves to such an infernal proposition which is all for the benefit of one man." "It is a proposal that would not be tolerated for an. instant and one that would forever blast the hopes of the Re publican party in this state. The Union ists are reasonably sure of electing a ma jority for Mr. Addicks in Kent and Sus sex counties, and expected to nominate all Union men at tne New Castle pri maries. They were defeated and only nominated one Union candidate and that was in the Democratic district of New Castle hundred. "You can say in conclusion that the Regulars of this county will never enter into such a proposition which is a blind to Bocure votes for Mr. Addicks and that the latter gentleman should remember the stand taken by himself in 1895 when by giving us the four men who stood by him we would have had a Re publican United Slates Senator, stead of Richard R. Kenney." In reaching this decisive action the members of the Union Republican executive committee seem to have evaporated. Walter II. Hayes ami Daniel F.Stewart wore not to be found anywhere, so that no adequate statement of their side of the controversy could be obtained. A Union Republican, whose position in the party scarcely entitles him to recognition as a leader,' summed up their claims as follows: First—There was no Republican party in Delaware until J. Edward Addicks interested himself and perfected the first in organization of Republicans in Delaware ten years ago. . Second—The men who now pose as leaders in the ranks of the Regulars did not then and do not now want Republi can success in Delaware. They simply wish to control Federal patronage. Third—We contend that it is a part of legitimate politics to have a frank under standing with our candidates as to whether or not they will go into a caucus upon all questions of a party character and be bound by the action of such cau This is about the only point at issue'. The Regulars seek to make Addicks an issue in Delaware. cus. GRAND MASONS MEET. Feasting and Routine Business Seems to be the Order of Things-Will Adjourn Today. The Grand Lodge of Masons of the State of Delaware met in annual session at the Masonic Temple in this city yes terday. The meeting was called to order at 11 o'clock and routine business occupied the attention of the body until 1.30 o'clock. The seventy members were then invited into the banquet hall where a least was spread tha would have tempted the most fastidious. The afternoon session was spent in re ceiving the reports of the different com mittees and disposing of them in a proper manner. The session will be called at 11 o'clock this morning and the committees reports will receive final action after which elec tion of officers will be in order. There can le no forecast of the elec tion as the officers are elected from the floor and there are no progressive chairs recognized. There will be another fine dinner served at 12.30 o'clock today and the work of the meeting will be concluded and they will adjourn during the after noon. P0CKETB00K8 RECOVERED. Pickpockets Throw Them Away With Checks and Bailroad Passes Intact—Money Gone. The pocketbooks of United States Marshall Short, of this city, Henry Brown of Greenville and William H. Billany, which were stolen from them on last Saturday afternoon while they were attending the funeral of Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, have been found. This was discovered on the steps of the residence at No. 830 Church street, where they had been thrown afterthe cash had been taken from them. All the checks and railroad passes were found intact inside the pocket books. No traces have as yet been gleaned of the thieves. • CITY HALL IMPBOVEMENTS. Chief of Police Dolan Suggests the Construction of a Driveway From King Street. Yesterday morning Chairman O'Neil the building committees of City Coun cil, Chief of Police Dolan and Chief Engineer Boughman of the city survey ing department made an inspection of the rear- of the police station and the City Hall yard, for the purpose of arriv ing at some plan of improving the place. At present the patrol wagons cannot get nearer than Market or King streets and the chief has suggested that a road way be made through the City Hall yard from King street to the station house, as such a road would enable the vehicles to drive right up to the building and ob viate tlie annoyances to which tlie officers are sometimes subjected. The advisability of filling up the area way was also discussed and Mr. O'Neil will report botli matters to Council. of Leaves for Denver. Deputy Recorder of Deeds Edwin A. Read leaves for Denver, Col., at 6.30 o'clock this morning. The length of his stay is indefinite, depending upon his state of health, now much impaired by pulmonary trouble. Should he be able to return during Recorder of Deeds Montgomery's incumbency of the office he will resume his position as deputy, but it is believed that if ho finds the Colorado climate beneficial he will make Denver his permanent home. Mrs. Read and daughter will remain East until he gets fully settled. Sick at Montauk Point. Willard H. McDowell of this citv, who is in the regular army, is sick with ty phoid fever in one of the military hos pitals at Montauk Point. He has been seriously ill, but is recovering._ He ex pects to be moved to a New York hos pital this week. Death Was Sudden. William Logue, aged about 30 years, was found dead in bed at 6.30 o'clock yesterday morning at the residence of Frank Fennimore, No. 404 East Tenth street, where he boarded. Deputy Cor oner Chandler took charge of the body and ascertained that death was due to heart failure. A Fit Benulla in Death. While taking a bath in the bathtub at his home, No. 1127 West street, yester day morning, Manlove E. Jester was at tacked by an epileptic fit and was drowned. His wife was marketing at the time of the catastrophe and found his dead body in the tub on her return. Mr. Carmichael Very Sick. James Carmichael, supervisor and general superintendent of machinery of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, who lias been ill, reported at the shops on Tuesday, but was compelled to return home. Ifis indiscretion caused a relapse and his condition is critical. W. L. MacFarlane and James H. Wickes of Smyrna spent Tuesday even ing with friends in this city. Memorial Association Perma nently Organized at Old Swedes Church Last Night. CHIEF JUSTICE LORE CHAIRMAN Committee to Draft Laws and Ap point Such Officers as They Deem Necessary—Their Work to be Batifled at Next Meeting. The Bayard Memorial Association was organized last evening in the parish building of Old Swedes Church. The meeting was called to order by Temporary Chairman Dr. Morgan, with Howell S. England as secretary. Chairman Morgan read the call for the meeting, and stated that the build ing had been selected as the meeting place, it being considered fitting on ac count of Mr. Bayard presenting it to the church. He then said: "He is gone, the scholar and statesman that we all loved, and this meeting was called to perpetuate his name." "The members of the bar," said the chairman, "would take great interest in the proceedings, and I have the honor of being the one to suggest the idea of a memorial to perpetuate his memory." In closing his remarks, Mr. Morgan suggested that officers be elected and permanent organization be effected. W. B. Morton, said he thought it would be well to appoint a committee to devise some method of organization and report at another meeting which they should call. City Solicitor Conrad said in part that he agreed right heartily with this move ment and the preliminary steps testified that the object of the meeting was good, but it Beemed to him lie said that a committee on organization should be ap pointed, owing to the small attendance last night, for the purpose of stirring up the public sentiment. Mr. Con rid sug gested that Chief Justice Charles B. Lore be appointed chairman of a committee of five for this purpose. Andrew Gray stated that he did not quite agree with all that Mr. Conrad had said on the matter and urged that per manent organization of a society be effected and named the Bayard Memorial Association. Mr. Gray talked at length on the matter and urged that the society be formed by the appointment of a com mittee with Chief Justice Lore as chair man with power to enlarge the committee consistent with their labors and accord ing to his judgment. Mr. Norton then made a suggestion that a president and a number of vice-presi dents be elected, also secretary and treas urer. R. C. Hammond next took the floor and talked in favor of organization and stated he was in favor of the memorial statue but not in favor raising a fund to keep Old Swedes Cburch in repairs as a memorial for the dead statesman and his reasons for this stand he said he would make known at another time. Mr. Hammond then suggested that several committees be appointed under one head and compose a committee of the whole with Chief Justice Lore as chairman on the whole. Mr. Vandegrift was spoken of as chair man of a joint committee, but lie de clined in favor of Chief Justice Lore at the same time complimenting the Chief Justice Many other suggestions were made and finally on motion of Mr. Gray it was decided to elect a committee of five, with Chief Justice Lore as chairman and having power to enlarge the com mittee. The committee were instructed to draft by-laws and constitution and ap point such officers as they think ad visable and present them to a meeting for ratification at such time as they shall see fit to call the same. The committee is as follows: Chief Justice Lore, L. C. Vandegrift, John C. Farra, James H. Rodney and R. C. Hammond. Mr. Vandegrift objected to the associa tion pledging itself to any certain form of a memorial at this time and the matter was discussed at length. Mr. Bancroft said in reference to the restriction that it would bind the asso ciation's hands, and intimated that a memorial school in the parish building would be more to the desire of Mr. Bay ard if his wishes could have been con sulted. He said he took that stand in conversation with Mr. Bayard during the construction of the building and knew that Mr. Bayard's idea was at some future time to provide a place of learning for the poor of the East side. The following signed the roll thus be coming members of the association: James Morgan, Andrew G. Gray, M. D. Murphy, James Barkely, Thomas Sam worth, Baldwin Springer, L. C. Vandegrift, John Qninn, William David son, Robert G. Hammond, J. II. Rodney W. B. Norton, J. P. Alimond, E. R. Cochran, Harry R. Bringliurst, Joseph Bancroft, W. B. Wilmer, George M. D. Cann and Ilowcll S. England. City Solicitor Conrad and Washington Hastings left the place of meeting with out signing the roll. Tlie Hoodoo Bridge Again. The conduct of the bridgetenders at the "Hoodoo Bridge," otherwise known as Third street bridge, is again the cause of complaint and investigation. Levy Court Commissioners Gallagher and White and Attorney John H. Rod ney this morning bsgan their investiga tion of complaints made to General W. F. Smith by Inspector P. F. Causey, Jr. Commissioner Healey, being out of town, could not be with them. They will make their report to the court at its next meet ing. •rxxy cm menace ..aoc* cam ODR NEXT UNITED STATES SENATOR October 6, 1898 ONE VOTE! FOR NAME: ADDRESS: The opportunities of the public at large to vote for the man of their choice for United States Senator are spicuous for their absence. The Sun offers an opportunity for everybody to express their opinion as to who is the best man to represent the in terests of the Diamond State in the councils of the nation. This is an opportunity that has newer before been accorded to the peonle of any state within the history of the na tion. The plan is simple. 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 The 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 deserying charity. All votes credited to each contestant do not necessarily represent all the votes received for eacli contestant. They merely represent those that are counted up to 12 midnight of the day proceeding. con The senatorial vote yesterday was contestants polled four hundred and still did not increase their lead materially. The noble way in which supporters have flocked to Delaware's soldier, Major General James II. Wilson, is indeed gratifying. One letter received last night reads: Editor Sun: Sir:— Why don't the people of Dela ware rally to the support of General James H. Wilson and send men to the Legislature who will see that he is elected. He has been an honor to the state and I hope to see the people flock to liis support as they have in your great senatorial contest. enormous. Man Sincerely, Christiana. [See list of contestants on page 2.J After More Counterfeiters. Secret Service Agent Shartzer, who was instrumental in bringing to justice ' Michael Costello and Guiseppe Speciali, who recently pleaded guilty in the United State's Court to the charge of counterfeiting, is allowing no grass to grow under his feet. He visited New Castle jail a few days ago and held a conference with the prisoners, and it is believed a great deal of information was obtained which will be valuable to him in working up the case. The detective has had reason to believe all along that there were others inter ested in manufacturing spurious money near Dover, but all except Costello and Speciali had evidently left the neighbor hood before any arrests were made. New Street Bailway Arrangements. The Wilmington City Railway Co. announces that during the coming fall and winter the West Eighth street line will end at Eighth and Union streets, and that in order to reach the different points on Union street between Eighth and Front, it will be necessary for pas sengers to take the west Bide line which will deliver them tion. Extra service will be put on the West Fourth street line to accommodate those who desire to attend the football games at Fourth and Union streets ? [rounds. This change will go into ef ect Thursday, October 20th. nearest their destina Columbian Carnival. A special meeting of the men and women composing the Columbian Car nival celebration committee met in the basement of St. Patrick's Church last night and perfected arrangements for the celebration to be held at Sliollpot Park, on October 12. The drilling by the boys under the training of Captain Condon will be a feature. James Curren is also arranging a fine musical program, ladies are preparing for at least 2,500 suppers. Tha Improved In Health, Mrs. Maurice Manning, who has been seriously ill for several weeks, is able to be about again. She has again taken her place in her father's tobacco store on Front street._ Read Tub Sun.