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THE SUN. 32 VOL. 1. NO. 856. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1898. ONE CENT Wilmington City Railway Com pany Buys a Verdict of "Not Guilty" Front Jurors. WITNESSES WERE GAGGED Alter ItenderlnK Verdict of Exonera tion of Death on Neplii Ijinsey the Jury Drank the Hallway Com pany's Wine nt llie Clay ton House. Paid bv the Wilmington City Kailway Company with cigars and wine, a cor oner's jury last night declared that iphl Linsey was killed accidentally d the Railway Company was not to blame for his death. Never before in the history of the county has the jury of a coroner been so flagrantly corrupted and the justice of fair and upright investigation defeated. Witli the blood of a murdered boy on its hands the Wilmington City Railway Company adds another crime to its list. The company last night paid for a verdict which exonerated it of murder. The company last night gave cigars and wine to a jury drawn by Deputy Coroner James T. Chandler, in order that that jury would declare the com pany not the cause of Nephi Linsey'g death—his murder. Too "economical" to buy fenders for the street-cars which daily menace the public, the railway company last night expended the same price, for which they could be bought, in the purchase of wine for a jury which was drawn to investi gate the deatli of Nephi Linsey. At 8 o'clock the jury drawn by Coroner Chandler assembled at the coroner's office, No. 213 West Ninth street, tor the purpose of holding an inquest over the remains of young Linsey. The jury was composed as follows: Foreman Charles Wliann, Deputy Sheriff Harry Gillis, Captain Downing, Edward Myers, W. II. Murphy, J. W. Wood ward, James Dougherty, Charles Guyer, and Howard Garrett. Gathered with them was Harvey B. Vandegrift, assistant general liian the Wilmington City Passenger , .. The representative of the rail way coin pany handed around a box of cigars be-, lore the inquest opened. Each juror took 0I Fverv witness called was allowed to Every witness cal lea was allowed to hev wmee-Lccd Certam P °' Dt " ' they were gagged. Open questions—questions which if answered in the affirmative would in criminate the railway company, were asked. They were never answered. The jury and the representative of the rail way company choked the question off and the witness was not allowed to an Ne an ager o Railway Company. Soon after the opening of the inquest it became evident that the coroner's investigation was not to investigate. swer. Gag rule reigned supreme and any dis position to assert the truthful status of Neplii Linsev's death was frowned upon and promptly gagged. "The "investigation" ended and the jury rendered a verdict of accidental death. They did more. They exoner ated the company from all responsibility in causing the deatli of young Linsey. Only one part of that disgraceful in vestigation laid the least semblance of right and justice to it. It was this; the jury exonerated the conductor who had charge of and was running the car at the time of tiie death of the slaughtered boy. Nothing but a terilfic daily strain on the bodies and minds of the inotormen and conductors save the lives of many persons from the fcnderless cars on the streets of this city. The jury's verdict was satisfactory to the Railway Company, and Assistant General Manager Yandergrift invited ail the jurors to tbe Clayton House. They accepted his invitation. At the Clayton House Manager Vande grift engaged a private room and into it the jury filed. More cigars were passed around and wine was served freely. That coroner's jury accepted wine from the Wilmington City Railway Com pany in exchange for a verdict exonerat ing the company from the murder of Nephi Linsey. The Wilmington City Railway Com pany prefers to spend its money Wine with which to influence coroner's juries tl.an to spend the same sum in the purchase of fenders for its street cara, thereby protecting citizens' lives and precluding tiie possibility of an inquest over the body of a trolley v etim. The Wilmington City Railway Com pany is aware of the fact tliat it irnir aered Nephi Linsey through a murder ous policy of "economy," acknowledged this last night when it sent a repreaenta tive to buy off the jury which was drawn to investigate the young man's deatli. The absence of fenders on the Front street car caused the death of Nephi Linsey and will cause the deatli of many more. The citizens who last night heard of the diabolical scheme enacted by the railway company in paying for a verdict of exoneration, witli a bottle of wine, expressed righteous indignation. In view of tho fact that coroner's juries will sell themselves for cigars and wine, then tho people demand tliat the Wilmington City Passenger Railway Company provide fenders for their pro tection. Wine and fenders cost the same. A bottle of wine and fenders cost the same. No Arc Light Yot. An are light is needed very badly at the intersection of Seventh and Orange streets. It was at this place that officer Di Mare w»s seriously assaulted by a [drunken ruffian during the past smn er. it ROUND ABOUT THE TOWN. It may be unlucky to have thirteen at the table, but it is a heap more so to have twenty or thirty. Mrs. Edward Middleton and Miss E.V. Middleton, of Washington, are guests of friends in this city. The live members of the Delaware Regiment, who are ill at the Delaware Hospital, are improving. The entrance of West Presbyterian Church is being improved. Some of the stone steps are being relaid. The annual inspection of the Mary land division of the P. W. & B. railroad, will be made on October 28th. The Great Council of Delaware, Im proved Order of Red Men, will meet on October 26 and 27 at Georgetown. General James II. Wilson, commander of the First Corps United States Volun teers, will be stationed at Macon, Ga. A novel wire screen sign has been erected by Albert Bucher in front of his establishment, No. 616 Shipley street. A cargo of ice has been unloaded by the schooner Nettie Champion, at the wharves of the Consumer's Ice Company. Miss Annie Stirling has returned home from West Virginia, where she spent some time for the benefit of her health. A very enjoyable birthday party was tendered Hurford Hulim on Thursday evening, at his home No. 912 Kirkwood street. Miss Bertha Weingarten of No. 1112 Poplar street gave a pleasant party on Thursday evening to a number of her friends. Miss Sallie L. Mearns left yesterday for her home in Mulleca Hill, N. J.', after a stay of ten days among friends in this city. Several United States army officers who have been serving in the engineer corps at Fort Delaware, have returned to West Point. Miss MaBelle Walker of Kennett Square, who has been the guest of the Misses Chalfant in this city, has re turned home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur F. Collins, who are guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Hughes at Atlantic ( ity, will return home the latter part of the month. A liors) belonging to T. B. Cartmell ran away, dashed the wagon against a! liree demolishing it, and was caught be f;jr0 it had in : u " d itsclf . SaUlrd evellin „ October 22 Wil mington Conclave of Mogullions will ban ■ , xt,,millions thrmitrhniit the state at the cli/ton House. " , v. • , , Invitations have been issued for the wedding of William B. McGoldrick, formerly of this city, and Miss Minnie E. Deerv of Middletown, l'a. The tearing down of the frame houses on Seventh street near Tatnal. which were condemned by the building, in spector, was completed yesterday. The Harlan & Hollingsworth Com pany will lay ttie keel for the second Mercliant's and Miner's steamer in the place just vacated by the S. T. Morgan. 1 ' , . A meeting will be held in A. 0. H. room, at St. Joseph's Church oil the Brandywine, on Sunday, October 16, at 3 p. m., to organize the ladies! auxiliary. On Tuesday evening Rev. J. W. An kinB. of Philadelphia, will preach on the subject of "Divine Healing" at the liar vester's Mission, Front and Jefferson streets. The Delaware & Atlantic Telegraph and Telephone Company cables are being connected with the apparatus in the new building at Sixtl. and Shipley streets ' re The Delaware and Atlantic Telephone & Telegraph Company is making connec tions with its new building at Sixth and Shipley streets. The tracks of the P., W. & B. railroad are being put in shape by the track fore men as the annual inspection will take place on October 28. A match that was accidently |dropped among some clothing set fire to the resi dence of Benjamin Hindelman, No. 415 West Front street yesterday, causing a loss of about $5. Dr. Swithin Chandler yesterday ported some improvement in the condi tion of Isaac Sheppard, the B. <fc O. rail road fireman who liad his skull fractured on Monday night. Col. John Wainwright has secured a nsion of $12 a month from June 19, 1897, for Rebecca Kelley, city, mother of Joshua Kelley, late Company A, let Regt. Delaware Infantry. Miss Rachel VVebb, of Unionsville, ^|ii^V i V^l/ ! v Ue8 nf 0 N^ r inT 5 d T^m baid street' was tendered fverv°p?easant a [,vi.?Thn-r,i , ^rdnV y [at a fy °n Thursday evening Joseph Graham, of the Fourth \ ir $tnia Volunteers, returned to his home ln Portsmouth last evening, after paying ,ew da y 8 ' visit to his sister, Mrs. A. Irwin . of West Eighth street, Carl August, the seven-year-old son of Frank Norger ot the southwest corner of Fifth and Tatnall streets died Thursday diphtheria. Two other children in the same houso have the disease, Bishop Nicholson of Philadelphia, will reach at the morning service at uke's Reformed Episcopal Church on Sunday. In the evening the Rev. John St. Tracey, D. D., of the same city, will preach. The morning sermon at St. Luke's Reformed Episcopal Church tomorrow will he preached by Bishop Nicholson of Philadelphia, and the Rev. Dr. John Tracey of the same city, will preach in the evening. The young colored man arrested laBt night as being Jolin Smallwood, the al leged murderer of Philadelphia, was not the man wanted. A detective from Philadelphia came here yesterday to identify nim. /Michael Grady will make alterations his shoe store property nt the north east corner of Third and King streets, a cost of $5,500. All of the building the rear of the shoe store proper will torn down and a modern three-story structure elected on the entire lot. William Parktnan Coinmandery Welcomed and Taken Care of By St. John's Templars. GEORGEOUS STREET PARADE The Visitors and Their Wives Were Banqueted, Will Be Given a Trip on the Delaware, Through the Brandywine Park and Es corted to the Station. The William Parkman Commaiiderv, Knights Templar, of Boston, Mass., ar rived in Wilmington last evening on their return from their pilgrimage to Pittsburg where they have been attend ing the Twenty-seventh Triennial Con clave of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar which was held in the "Smokey City." The visitors were received and enter tained by several hundred persons who were at the depot to see the plumed knights and their ladies on their arrival and to see the ceremony of courtesy be tween the two commanderies. St. John's Commandery to the number of 350 were drawn up in line on the plat form of the Delaware avenue station and when the train bearing the visitors pulled into the station the First Regi ment Band played Yankee Doodle and Dixie. The visitors felt the joyousness of the occasion and buret forth into song as they were alighting from the train. The ladies were escorted to special trolley cars and taken to the Clayton House. St. John's Commandery did not break ranks, but saluted the visitors as they passed along the line. The Boston knights were also accom panied by a band, and the two com manderies accompanied by the bands made a street parade from the railroad station to the Clayton House. The line of parade was in. Delaware avenue to Washington street, down Washington to Ninth, in Ninth to Mar ket, and down Market to the Clayton House, where thev broke ranks and the guests went in an'd bad supper, The parade was a grand and impressing sight. There were about 450 knights in line in full uniform and the visitors' black plumed chapeaus and the white plumes of St. John's Coinmandery made a sti iking contrast and with the gold and other ornaments of the uniform of tho knights made, one of the grandest spectacles in the form of a street parade that was ever witnessed in this city. Thousands of people filled, the side walks to view the gorgeous sight, while windows, balconies, porches and in fact everv available place was occupied alone t j, 0 |j ne 0 f march, Manager Bothinan had made special preparation for taking care Of the visi tors. Thursday he had the front of the Clayton House elaborately decorated in their honor. A Maltese cross, which shows black in daytime and is brilliantly hluminated by electricity at night, occu P'® 8 8 prominent position over the main ? ntr ance, while "hite and black bunting is suspended from the roof to the second story, making a very pretty effect. The interior of the building has also been ornamented in a similar manner. At 9.30 o'clock in the evening the members of William l'arkman Cora maudery, and tlu ir ladies, were escorted to the Masonic Temple by a committee from St. John's Commandery, where the evening was spent in a successful andex ^1'®^ banquet, which tliougl. informal, w ^?,? s as . c 9* lld * 3e desired, " hen the visitors arrived at the Tem P le w ® re received by red fire being burned in the balconies, and a large ban ner was stretched across the street on which was "Welcome to William Park inann Commandery." In the center of the banner was a cross and crown with the latin words "In Hoc Signo Vinces." This morning the wives of the mem bers of St. John'sCommandery will take the wives and ladies of the visiting Sir Knights for a drive through the beautiful drives of Brandywine Park. They will leave the Clayton House about 8.30 o'clock and return in time to take the trip with the knights on the steamer Brandywine to view the fortifications and other sights of interest on the Dela ware. The party will return at 3 o'clock p. m., and will be escorted to the Dela ware avenue station at 4 o'clock in the same manner in which they arrived. The Boston Knights left Pittsburg on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and have stopped off at Gettysburg Washington. They will visit Niagara Falls, Buffalo and New York city before returning home. The Sir Knights of the William Parkman Commandery are as follows: James Acheson, John Acheson, George H. Appleton, Melker C. Adelof, George H. Battis, Theodore H. Buck, Edwin G. Brown, Hector Calder, M. F. Corkery, Charles H. Clark, William H. Leach, W. S. Litchfield, Edward II. Morse, Walter F. Medding, C. W. Matheson, Martin Moore, It. M. McLeigh, J. Howard Not tage, Albert F. Newhouse, Edward New house, Charles J. Cahiey, Colin D. Cam eron, Albert B. Chick, Frederick W. Clark, Daniel L. Cranev, Charles E. Durgin, Charles F. Drew, J. William Dicker, Edward Evans, Charles A. Ertey, George Fisher, Robert H. Frasier, A. Coleman Fisher, Augustus A. Fuller, Frank B. Fisher, William A. Newhouse, Otto Walter Newhouse, Allen V. Nixon, Herbert C. Packard, Jason N. Pride, Al bert T. Pankhurst, Fred L. Pigeon, Gideon Runiney, William Russell, Wal ler J. Staples. Henry D, Stone, Ed win M. Stanton, J. Henry Stevenson, Leo F. Saunders, Henry W. Smith, Edward G. Graves, John F. Gunnerson, Nathaniel T. Gorham, Jr,, John E. Hamlin, Charles Hodgkins, Henry A. Jordan, Alfred E. Jones, William B. Jackson, Clarence Knowlton, Thomas Lounder, Charles E. Lindergreen, Charles H. Stowe, James H. Tavlor, ami A bp Charles 0. Tukey, A. L. Tallman, M. D., Frederick A. Taylor, Charles M. Went worth, William 1'. Winn, Whitcomb, Charles W. York, F. H. Young. The following ladies accompanied the visiting Sir Knights: Mrs. George 11. Appleton, Mrs. Alon/.o Keen, Mrs. George H. Battis, Mrs. Wil liam H. Leach, Mrs. Theodore H. Buck, Mrs. Edward H. Morse, Mrs. Edwin G. Broom, Mrs. Walter F. Medding, Miss Gertrude Byrne, Mrs. Martin Moore, Miss Amantie Belcher, Miss Jennie Marston, Mrs. Fred W. Clark, Mrs. J. Howard Nottage, Mrs. Albert B. Chick, Mrs. William Powers, Mrs. Colin D. Cameron, Mrs. Albert T. Parkhurst, Mrs. J. William Dicker, Miss Alice Kumney, Mrs. Charles E. Durgin, Mrs. Edwin M. Stanton, Mrs. Mary E. Davis, Mrs. Leo F. Saunders, Mrs. Robert H. Frasier, Mrs. Charles H. Stowe, Mrs. A. Coleman Fisher, Mrs. Charles O. Tukev, Mrs. Frank E. Fisher, Mrs. A. L. Tall man, Mrs. Agustus A. Fuller, Mrs. C. M. Wentworth, Mrs. Edward G. Graves, Mrs. A. G. Whitcomb, Miss Louise A. Hunter, Mrs. F. H. Young and Miss Eva Kellough. The following is the formation of the Parkman Coinruandery: Commander, Em. Sir Edward G. Graves; generalissimo, Sir Charles A. Estey; captain general, Sir J. William Dicker; prelate, Sir William B. Jackson; senior warden, Sir Charles,E. Linder green; junior warden, Sir Henry W. Smith; treasurer, Sir Charles E. Durgin; recorder. Sir Edward H. Morse; standard bearer, Sir Albert F. Newhouse; sword bearer, Sir Edward Newhouse; warder, Sir Walter J. Staples; guards, Sir Frank E. Fisher, Sir Colin D. Cameron and Sir William H. Leach; assistant guards, Sir George H. Battis, Sir Herbert C. Pack ard and Sir Gideon Kumney; herald, Sir Edwin M. Stanton; armorer, Sir William A. Newhouse; quartermaster, Sir K. M. McLeish; surgeons, Sir Augustus L. Tail man, M. D., and Sir Edwin G. Brown; music director, Milan G. Waller, leader K. of P. Band, Ltd., Corry. Pa.; sentinel, Sir Martin Moore. The visitors spoke in warm praise of the reception accorded them by the Wil mingtonKights,and one of them,on his ar rival in this city said: "Well,we thought we had been received in Pittsburg, but this beats all, and cars for the ladies." In the toast offered during the banquet the matter was dwelt on and spoken of in glowing terms, and an earnest request that St. John's Coinmandery would visit Boston and give them a chance to return the courtesies was made by the speakers of theevening and Knights in general. There were many stores and business places decorated in honor of the visitors and some of the decorations were hand some and costly, and were not put up without considerable trouble and ex pense. Besides the Clayton House decora tions, which were fine, Michael J. Sharkey, proprietor of the Lafayette Hotel, had the front of his place draped in bunting and a Maltese cross set in the centre of the front made up of electric lights. The front of the Masonic Temple was also decorated with flags, bunting and a Maltese cross. Among the many others who honored the knights by decorating were Jefferson & Loftland, proprietors of the Hotel Wilmington, who had the front of their hotel handsomely decorated. Among the merchants who decorated their stores were Kennard and Slessinger. A. G. ago. PENROSE SPEAKS TONIGHT. His Speech Will Show Whether He Has Communicated With M:n\sl> Lately. Special Dispatch to The Sl'N. Philadelphia, October. 14. —It is not believed that Gideon W. Marsh, lately the president of the defunct Keystone Bank is in this city, but that Senator Boies Penrose has' communicated with him during the last eight days is cer tain. As a matter of fact "Gid" Marsh has been in this city three times during the last four years. At no time lias he been more than 1,000 miles from Philadel phia. Powerful people Imre sent him quar terly remittances, in order te keep him away. Their interest in knowledge held by him was sufficient to cause them to p Yf cated this knowlcnge to persons here, it is probably because bis quarterly re mittances have developed some degree of irregularity. Tomorrow night Senator Penrose will make his charges at the Academy of Music. His speech will clearly show whether Gideon N.Marsli has communi cated with him. There are a hundred people in this city who can identify the earmarks of Gideon N. Marsh in the speech of Penrose if they are there. of these remittances, he is to return or has communi Tile Hotel Wilmington. William M. Jefferson and William C. Loftland, the new proprietors of the Jen nings Hotel, have changed the name and call it the Hotel Wilmington. The pool tables will be taken out and the ro^m now used as a pool room will be turned into a cafe. Extensive alterations will be made to the dining room and the hotel will be renovated and repaired throughout. McVey in Town. Barney McVev, ex-police officer of Wilmington, and a cousin to Detective Barney McVey, lias been appointed special officer at Middletown. Mr. McVey was in town several days a Luck at Fishing. E. Butterworth, of Kcamensia, is at Seaford fishing in the Nanticoke riyer. fine string of pike sent to a friend in this city proves that he is doing well. Lost His Alligator. A party on Tatnall street was sent an alligator by a friend in Florida. Not liking his surroundings the alligator left for parts unknown. Should a "gator" found astray—let him stay so. Hon. L. Irving Handy, ex-Con gressman Turner and J. (j. Gray Make Addresses. THE GLORY OF PLUTOCRACY The Administration Scored for the Manner in AA'hich They Treated Uncle Sam's Dying Heroes. Tributes to Handy's Worth. The Democrats held a large and thusiastic mass meeting at Fifth and Pine streets last evening and it is estimated tliat over 1,000 persons were present. Councilman James Kane opened the meeting and E. B. Frazer, secretary of the Board of Health, was called upon to preside, and the first speaker introduced was Hon. L. Irving Handy. During his remarks he called the at tention of the people to the demoralizing effects of the Dingley bill and the ab surdity of the issuance of 1500,000,000 in order to carry on the war with Spain. He designated Uncle Sam as being six feet high with his 70,000,000 population, while Spain, with her population of 17,000,000, was only a foot and a half in height. The tax placed on Delaware alone by issuing these $.500,000,000 was $2,000,000, and he claimed it was not a question.of who was right but a plain matter of arithmetic. He stated that Mr. McKinley had only spent $150,000,000 of the $500,000,000 and had thus saddled a debt of $350,000,000 on the people of the United States in order to benefit a lot of bloated bond holders. Continuing, he said that the United States treasurery now' had a surplus of $307,000,000,but that the remainder of the money raised for war purposes, or $80, 000,000 had been deposited in the large national banks of Philadelphia and New York for the benefit of these moneyed institutions, and for nothing else, for the reason that the government did not se cure one penny of interest for the monev so deposited with them. This clearly demonstrated one fact, he said, and that was that the Democratic party was for the taxpayers and the Re publicans for the moneyed institutions. He next reviewed war, and stated that the smartest act that American hero Ad miral Dewey did was when he the cut cable at Manilla so that this administra tion could not wire him dictator)' mess ages, and then sailed in and secured the greatest naval victory ill the world. The administration iiej said, claimed all the glory for this victory which had startled all nations but t hey had not been willing to shoulder all the shame that followed during the reign of Algerism. They, he stated, were to blame for the hundreds of soldiers who contracted the fever that had sent them to their last rest; they were to blame for these dying heroes not getting enough food to keep body and soul together; they were to blame for sending them to the front shoeless and almost without clothes; they were to blame for furnish ing inferior weapons and thev were to blame for not furnishing doctors and nurses and bringing sorrow and desola tion to thousands of homes in a free country where all men were supposed to be equal. Spain, lie said, as poor as she was iu resources took better care of her soldiers than did the United States with all its en . , . . , boasted wealth. Spain s soldiers, he I continued, bad the best of weapons and used smokeless powder while ours were compelled to fall back on the old black powder, when du Pont's who turned out 10,000 pounds of smokeless powder per day could have manufactured enough in two weeks to have supplied all our sol diers with sufficient for the time the war las.ed. McKinley, he stated, was a well in tended, well meaning inefficient and lie thought Hanna had rung than one cold deck in on him during the two short years of his administration. He contended that it was only by the election of a Democratic Congress that the horrible secrets of the Hispano American war would be revealed. In conclusion be referred to the effect the strike in Illinois of capital against labor and how tiie taxpayer and laborer were shot down in cold blood while in defence of their homes. This, too. was due to tiie greed of the Republican Ad ministration which was in favor of the corporation and contractor, while t lie Democrats had always taken up the cause of humanity. Ex-Congressman C. II. Turner of New York was the next speaker and he in his opening remarks also referred to the im portation to Illinois of colored criminal Tabor from tiie south, and graphically described the details leading up to the scene of riot and bloodshed. He next called the people's attention the fact that William Jennings Bryan went to war with the rest of them, and asked them how much gold they had seen during the two years of the McKin administration, and told them that if they had enough money to live on to vote the Republican ticket, but if not to their suffrage for the Democrats. He next pointed out the ill effects of Dingley bill by claiming that it had made taxation higher, decreased wages increased the price of clothing and other commodities. He further said in connection that during the firet ten months of the Dingley bill the govern ment sustained a loss of $90,000,000, and then the war came and Mr. Handy had them the rest. He then dwelt on the necessity of the Democrats of the state to register,as now the opportunity which they had waiting for. He next paid a glow tributo to Delaware's unbroken line statesmen for the past forty years and Continue^ man more of •XKKxrxxxxjaasxxxxxxxxKxxx* ODR NEXT 1 UNITED STATES SENATOR : October 15, 1898 8 1 ONE VOTE FOR 8 2 NAMEi 3 ADDRESS: •xxjociocxmxxiQocxxxxmxeS 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 who is the best man to represent tbe in terests of the Diamond State in the councils of tbe nation. This is an opportunity that has never before been accorded to the people 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 TnESux. 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 vou to sign your r rue to your balfo' t'lough we would ■ you would. Hiey will be counted j ' the same, however, if you do not wish your opinions known. ' Se:d in your ballot and help win that $100 for some deseryifig charity. A ! vo: ?s credited to each contestant do not necessarily represent all the votes received for each contestant. They merely represent those that are counted up to 12 midnight of the day proceeding. [See list of contestants on page 3.] Junior Order Conference. H. B. Sterner, national representative to the National Council, Jr. O. U. A. M., of Frederica, was in Wilmington yester day in conference with Representative H. H. Billany, National Counsellor Pierson and National Secretary W. J. Moreland, in reference to tbe interests of the order throughout the state. Mr. Sterner is an active worker in the organization and has been made an or ganizer for the State of Delaware. Visiting at Heading. George W. Davis, the smiling and con genial brakeman of the Maryland di vision, leaves today for a visit to his for mer home in Reading. It is rumored that Mr. Davis will take unto himself a wife while off on this trip, but Mr. Davis says that the rumor is false and uncalled for. Murderklll Democrats Bally. The Democrats of the Eastern district South Murderkill hundred will be ad dressed next Monday evening by Hon. Irving Handy, J. L. Walcott, Jr., John W. Hawkins, T. C. Frame, Jr., and others. The meeting will be held at Frederica and a large turnout is expected. Lights So Shine. Brakeman J. D. McCready, of the Delaware Road, is considered the most particular man about his lamps on either Delaware or Maryland divisions. He has the reputation of keeping his lamps and globes the cleanest of any man the employ of the railroad company. Good Packing Year. The canneries of Frederica have had unusually fine season this year. l'os & Son have packed about 490,000 cans of tomatoes and the several other plants have done nearly as well. The Gibbs Preserving Company are now canning pumpkins. Valuable Chartn Lost. Freight Conductor C. H. Chatham, of theP., W. & B. road, while riding his bike last Saturday evening, lost a $50 diamond locket from Ilia watch chain. Chatham says he will pay the finder it to return it to him. Visiting Niagara Falls. Chief Car Inspector at the P., W. it B. station William H. Scout and wife left Niagara Falls yesterday. Mr. and Scout will probably stay for about weeks. Detectives Find Goods. State Detective Witsil and Detective Nathan Hutchins, of Dover, yesterday found the goods that were stolen from house on the farm of N. J. Abbott, Dover, on October 7. The goods were found buried back of barn on Abbott's farm. The detectives ore on the track of the parties who robbed tiie stores of Messrs. Horn, Slaughter and others in lower Delaware, and expect to land their men.