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Jl i m SUN. 5B55BBS55 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1898. VOL. 1. NO. 959 ONE CENT Court Orders the Democratic Members of the Kent Hoard of Canvass to Hive Up. WILL COST THESE MEN $1,1500 Kent County Superior Court Receives the Answer to the Peremptory Writ of Mandamus in the Kent County Election Steal of 1800. Special Dispatch to The Sun. Dovek, Oct. 17.—The last act in suc cession of famous mandamus cases, rela tive to the Kent county vote in 1890, took place to-day before the Superior <10011, in and for Kent county. This act was the answer of the re spondents and relates to the peremptory writ issued by the court, ordering the recount of the vote, Further than hearing the answer the court ordered tiie costs of the case, over $1300, to be paid the Democratic inspect ors, who refused to tabulate the vote in 1896, as members of the Board of Can vass. In other words the court further stig matized these Democratic inspectors in the great political crime. According to the language of the writ, the return was made at 10.30 this morn ing. Chief Justice Lore and Judges Grubb end Spruance sitting to receive the an swer. Immediately after the opening of the adjourned session, H. II. Ward, E of the counsel for the relatives stated the case concisely, his statement merely con sisting of the reading of the writ and a review of the case up to the making of the return. The answer to the writ of mandamus was read by Walter H. Hayes, Esq. The answer stated that pursuant to the order of the court the Sheriff of Kent county, together with all the inspectors named in the writ, the same forming the Board of Canvass for Kent county, had met, counted the vote, signed to list and cer tified to the correct number of votes re ceived by eacli and every candidate whose name appeared upon the official ballot. The answer also contained a prayer from Inspectors W. H. Walker, Levi G. Sterner, Clarence Mason, John S. Rowan, Benjamin T. Conwcll,Erasmus D. Burton and Charles Macklin, in which they asked the court to relieve them from the payment of all or part of the costs of the case. The reason set forth, as the base of this prayer, was the fact that the said in specters were ready and willing at the time of the issuing of the first or alterna tive writ, to deliver the ballot boxes and certify to the number of votes received by each and every candidate voted for at the 181)6 election. That, further, they, the aforesaid in specters, were ready and willing to certify to the returns of the elections at the time of the convening of the Board of Canvass on the Thursday following tiie 3 u isduy on which the election was held. The only objection to this prayer was made by Judge Spruance, who field that the answer of the inspectors, merely stating that the order of tiie court,as con tained in the language of the writ, was carried out, was not sufficient proof to that court that such action iiad been taken by the inspectors. Judge Spru ance desired that the inspeciors bring proof that they had done as the peremp tory writ ordered. His objection, however, did not stand, as it was held by Chief Justice Lore and JudgeGrubb that the nature of a peremp tory writ was such as not to allow of any answer or return unless the order had been carried out. That the bare fact that an answer had been made was roof that the order set forth in the language of the writ had been carried out by the inspectors. Tbe answer was accepted and filed, and recognizing the prayer of the in spectors named above, the court issued an order directing the payment of the $1,300 costs to rest upon the following inspectors, all Democrats: Abel S. Faries, John 8. Scotten, Thomas H. Baxter, Alexander J. Draper, Samuel C. Hughes, John W. Sheldrake, Franklin Tumlin, Thomas McCoy and William H. Green well. The order compels the said Democratic inspectors to immediately give bond for tbe payment of the $1,300 costs within three months from this date. In event of failure on the part of any one of these inspectors to pay the amount of the costs tbe SHme inspector will be confined to irison until the costs adjudicated to lim are paid. sq., one £ TWO TICKETS IN KENT. Regulars and Unionists Fail to A.gree—George H. Murray, a Regular, Resigns. The Regular and Union Republican bounty Committees of Kent county held »meeting at Dover yesterday, and, after a conference of over two hours, failed to agree. In consequence of this, there will be two tickets in the field, and the nomina tion papers for these were filed yesterday afternoon. It is claimed that the Regulars agreeu to unite on the Union ticket, providing they were allowed sue representative. It was refused and the resu t is given. During a conference of the Regular (Committee, George W. Murray, a mem f her, resigned, and it is intimated that lie | has joined the Uni n f ». Lieutenant U-ollsIs. Lieutenant Penniwoil of Dovor, for merly the second lieutenant,Company E, First Delaware Volunteers, and who re signed while stationed at Middletown, Del., yesterday enlisted as a private in tbe Untied States infantry. HOUND ABOUT THE TOWN. Chestnut hunters are out in full force now. There are about two cases of diphtheria in this city. J. If. tloffecker, Jr. from New York. J. Frank Wilds, of Dover, visited in this city yesterday. lias returned John 1). Hawkins, Esq., of Dover, was in Wilmington yesterday. E. R. Houseman, of Mellsboro, is visit ing friends in this city. W. S. Rockwell, of New York, is regis tered at the Clayton House. Miss I mis, of Washington, D. C-, is visiting friends in this city. Mrs. Frank H. Kranrlicli, ot Milford, is visiting friends in this city. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Parsons are the guest of friends at North East. Charles W. McFee, of Georgetown, was a Wilmington visitor yesterday. Mrs. F. G. Caldwell and children, of Philadelphia, are visiting in this city. Ex-Congressman John \V. Causey, of Milford, was in Wilmington yesterday. F. E. Sullivan, of the New York Herald, is registered at the Clayton House. Miss Harriet A. Bolen, who has been visiting friends in this city, has returned to Elkton. Ex-Speaker of tiie House H. H. Mc Mullen, of State Road, was in this city yesterday. Howard Johnson, ol Reed's Wharf, Va., was the guest of Martin B. Smith on Sunday. Miss Lillian Eudd, who lias been vis iting friends in Middletown, has re turned home. Asbury M. E. Church did not cele brate its 109th anniversary on Sunday, as was intended. A new electric light plant is being in stalled at the Garrett & Barr Morocco Works in this city. Focohontas Lodge, I. O. O. F., of West Chester, will visit Eden Lodge in this city, in a short time. Letters of administration upon the estate of Katie Stoeckle have been granted to Harry Stoeckle. Eden Lodge, I. O. O. F., will enter tain Focohontas Lodge, of West Chester, Thursday evening, November 3. The Joseph Mazzini Italian Social Democratic Club, will give its first ball j on Thursday evening in Turn Hall. Magistrate Sasse lias received a num ber of fine views from his son, Charles II. Sasse,who is travelling in Europe. A special program has been prepared for the Sabbath school social to he held in Grace M. E. Church, to-morrow even ing. Miss 8aHie i.. Mearns, who lias been spending some time in this city, has re turned to her home in Mullica Hill, N. J. Tiie work of paving Lombard street, between Third and Fourth, with Read ing shale brick, was commenced yester day morning. Tiie Pusey A Jones Company will probably construct a machine for mak ing tar paper for the Balbhoff Company, of Denver, Colorado. The Alumni Association of the High School will give a violet tea, on Satur day, October 22, in the assembly hall of the High School building. Five cars containing members of the Knights of Malta, with their wives, passed through this city yesterday morn ing en route to Washington. Edward F. Kane will erect a three story building for laundry purposes, on Sixth street, near Orange. The plans were prepared by Architect Rice. Baggage Master Samuel Casperson, of the F., W. & B Railroad, had. the palm of his left hand badly lacerated yester day by tiie band of iron on a trunk. H. H. Ward and W. H. Hayes went to Dover yesterday to attend the special session of the Superior Court, at which the Board of Canvass made its return. After the regular meeting of the Ep worth League of Scott M. E. Church, next Thursday evening, a social will be held in honor of their President,Edgar Foulk. The inspection of the Maryland divi sion of tiie P., W. A B. Railroad, which includes the tracks from Philadelphia to Washington, will take place the first week in November. A lecture on "Education of the Voice" will be given by Julia A. Orum, Princi pal of the Philadelphia School of Elocu tion and Dramatic Art, on October 20th, at the High School. Captain Barlow and Mate Sellers, of an ovster schooner now lying at Fourth street wharf, saved the life of Charles Carpenter, who fell from the boat into the Christiana river yesterday. The horses attached to one of the wagons of the Diamond Ice Company ran away from Ninth and Tatnall streets yesterday morning. They ran to Front, where tiie hind axle of the wagon was broken. While riding a bicycle on Tatnall street, yesterday morning, Harry Rum ford, of No. 1219 Washington street, collided with another wheelman near Fifth street and was bruised about the face and body. Albert Vernon, aged 9 years, son of Albert B. Vernon of Pennsylvania and Greenhill avenues, fell from a walnut tree on Saturday and had both wrists and three ribs broken. Drs. Winner and Greenleaf reduced the fractures. Gen. J. Parke Postles, owner of the square bounded by Thirteenth, Four teenth, Tatnall and West Btreets, has sold the West street front to William H. Jones, a builder. Mr. Jones will erect a row ol three-story dwellings with front porches. On Sunday, Master Carpenter J, L. Smith of the P., W. & B. Railroad, with a force of carpenters and trackmen, com pleted the placing in position of one iron span of the Oceuruan bridge on the Washington Southern Railroad, 23 miles south of Washington. Police Department Complains of Treatment Accorded Tliem by Delaware Hospital. CONSTANTLY THWART LAW One Case Where the Attendants Failed to Give Information of a Patient Who Met Death by Violence—No Dying Deposition. That hospitals should report all suspi cious cases to the Police Department has been fully demonstrated by the facts that were revealed at the Coroner's in quest on the body of Charles Green, the colored man who died last week at the Delaware Hospital from knife wounds inflicted by Henry Blackiston, also col ored. The failure of the hospital authorities to report the condition of Green to the police when he was taken to the institu tion, caused the supoena issued for him while he was still living to be returned non est, and the subsequent release of Blackiston by the Superior Court. A failure to get the dying man's depo sition^ also due to the hospital authori ties, and the police were in complete ignorance of the man's whereabouts, until his deatli revealed it, as, they thought he had left the country. \ After the death of Green, his body was turned over to Deputy Coroner James T. Chandler and it was at the inr quest, held by him, that the true the case were learned. It was ascertained that the quarrel be tween these two men took place near Middletown, and Blackiston was Arrested there on Wednesday last and held with out bail for court. His case is greatly strengthened by the fact that the police failed to get the dying man's deposition. This, they claim, is not the first time that they have been treated in this man ner by those in authority at the hospital, who run matters to suit themselves without any fear of the law, and utter contempt for its officers. It is known that the hospital attend ants are not only remiss in their duty, but reluctant to give a polite answer to any query made. This lias been going on for years and the Board of Managers, if there is such, should see to it that in the future those under them be compelled to report all cases of a violent or suspicious nature that comes under their notice. facts of CIGAR DEALER ARRESTED. Benjamin F. Rawnsley Gives Bail ill the Sum of $1500 for United States Court. Benjamin F. Rawnsley, a cigar manu facturer at Sixth and Shipley streets, was given a hearing before United States Commissioner Smith, yesterday morn ing, on the charge of violating the in ternal revenue laws. He was arrested by Special Govern ment Officer Evans, who alleges that Rawnsley had used canceled revenue stamps and had also placed more cigars in a box than is allowed by law. Rawnsley gave bail in tiie sum of $1500 for his appearance at the January session of the United States Court. William Mc Elwee became his bondsman. The plain tiff was represented by William H. Hilles. Old Swedes to be Renovated. Tiie committee of the vestry of Trin ity parish, which have in charge the renovation of Old Swedes Church pose to begin the work with the funds in hand, although they are not sufficient to do all that is desired. They have em ployed an architect, with experience in the restoration of old church edifices, to examine the structure and report upon the work necessary to put it in a state of entire repair, and will expect to have plans and specifications ready for bids in a short time. The architect is Wil liam H. Mcrserau. ro Correspondent Hurt. Major John M. Carson, who for many years has been a correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledyer, was injured while attempting to board aB. AO. railroad train at Delaware avenue station last Saturday evening. The major was on the way from Wash ington to Philadelphia, and while the train was stopped at the above named station lie stepped off to stretch his limbs. Tiie train started sooner than he expected, and in trying to board it he was thrown to the platform and dislo cated his arm. The injury was attsnded at Garrett S. Smith's drug store. Corporal Lynch's Burial. This afternoon taps will be sounded over the grave of Corporal Lvncli of the Delaware Regiment, whodied of tvphoid fever. Interment will take place at the Wilmington and Brandy at 2 o'clock. Company F, of which the corporal was a member, will meet at the Armory at 1 o'clock and attend the funeral. The firing squad will bo selected from the company. Captain Brennan placed a guard over the body last evening. wine cemetery Will Enlist Civilians. The War Department has given Lieu tenant Alexander, who is enlisting men at the armory here, permission to not only re-enlist soldiers to be mustered out, but civilians as well. Lieutenant Alexander asked for the authority to do this after a number of civilians had called on him to enlist. James Cavanaugh, of Philadelphia, has been Bpending a few weeks will! relative in this city. SENATOR KENNEY'S TRIAL. Judge liindhiid Will Name the Time Today and tile Associate Judfie. Owing to the unavoidable absence of Judge Edward (I. Bradford from the United States Circuit Court yesterday no time was fixed for trying the cast' of United States Senator Richard Rollins Kenney, who is charged with aiding and abetting William N. Boggs in misapply ing the funds of the First National Bank of Dover, and also with conspiring to defraud said bank. Judge Bradford was detained in Phila delphia, where lie was sitting in the Court of Appeals. It is fallv expected that he will name the date of the trial and who will be as sociated with him in hearing the case this morning. DIPHTHERIA SPREADING. Twenty-two Cases Reported to the Roard of Health Within Two Days. The number of diphtheria cases in this city is on the increase, as is shown by the reports made to Secretary Joseph Wigglesworth, of the Board of Health. Fourteen new cases have been reported since last Thursday. The number previously reported was only eighth. These, together with the new cases, make a total of twenty-two to date. The cases are almost entirely con fined to the southwestern part of the city, and to a district enclosed within four or five blocks. The casen are located princi den, Elm and Van Buren streets. Executive Officer Jones, upon being sent yesterday to fumigate a house on Linden street and one on South Van Buren, it being reported that the patients had recovered, found new cases at each place and reported accordingly at the Health Office. Superintendent of Schools Harlan is informed each day of all cases, and school children living in the resi dences reported, are not permitted to at tend school. All houses where cases exist are quarantined, and every precau tion is being taken to keep the disease in check. All cases are in addition re ported to the public library. on Lancaster avenue andLin WILL BE MUSTERED OUT. Secretary Alger Will Send the First Battalion Home in a Few Days. Horace Greeley Knowles returned from Washington early last evening, after having had a personal interview with the head of tiie War Department, Secre tary Alger. The visit of Mr. Knowles was for [he purpose of seeui ing tiie consent of Secre tary Alger to muster out the First Bat talion, Fiist Delaware Volunteers, who still remain at Camp Meade, Middle town Pa. During the interview the Secretary stated that he would permit the battalion to be mustered out of service within a few days. He was informed that there was quite a number of men in the Second and Third Battalion sent here to be mustered out who would be willing to re-enlist and the Secretary stated that they would be allowed to do so providing these sol diers would first inform their respectivec captains of such a desire. Only a limited few of them, however, will be allowed the privilege, but it is thought enough of them will re-enlist to fill up the ranks of the depleted battal ion at Camp Meade. It is the intention of tbe department to send them to Cuba about December 1, and after a three months' service in that country the probabilities are that the battalion will be mustered out for good. In view of the pleasant climate in that land during the winter months, there is no doubt that Delaware will be repre sented by one battalion at least, on for eign soil. Col. A. D. Chayton Jwill go to Camp Meade on Thursday and register the men for the coming election. It is thought that his visit wilt be more suc cessful than the former cues, in view of the fact that they will be mustered out in the near future. Twentieth Anniversary. On November 20 Rev. A. H. Keigwin will celebrate his twentieth year as pas tor of the West Church. In honor of the anniversary of that event he will ask the congregation to contribute $1,000 towards reducing the indebtedness of the church. He also expects the Sabbath School to contribute $1,000 purpose. This would leave the bonded debt $10,000. It is to be hoped that his efforts will he crowded with success. for the same Estimates Loss at $40,000. Tiie loss on tiie building and stock of Tadman A Hickman's morocco works at Fourtli and Tatnall streets, which was destroyed by fire on October 7, has been placed at $40,000. As these figures are not accepted by the different insurance companies which hold the firm's policies, the amount of insurance will have to be adjusted by a board of referees. Y. M. C. A. Notes. Tiie Ladies' Auxiliary, of the Y. M. C. A. held, a meeting yesterday afternoon and transacted business of a routine nature. Joseph McEldowney, physical director the Y. M. C. A., is holding the an nual physical examinations of the mem bers. The gymnasium class of the Y. M. C. A. are practising special acrobatic feats to be exhibited at the reception of Goldy's students, to-morrow evening. of Divine Healer Here. Rev. Aukin, of Philadelphia, will preach on "Divine Healing" at the Har vest Home Mission, on the northeast corner of Front and Jefferson streets this evening. The minister will pray with those who so desire. Read Tub Sun. Four Men Meet Instant Death on the Wilmington & North ern Railroad. ENGINE'S ROILER RLEW UP Tile Members of the Traiu's Crew That Were Killed, all Residents of Dirdshoro, Pa.—Cause of the Horrible Disas ter Unknown. As freight engine No. 10, of the Wil mington and Northern Railroad, was drawing a southbound freight tram, yes terday afternoon, about three-quarters of a mile out of Joanna,the engine's power ful boiler blew up and instantly killed Engineer William Herfiender, Fireman George B. Mills, and Harry Suydam and Willis Woodward, members of the train crew. The cause of the explosion is not known, and the heavy boiler was thrown over into a field. Several freight cars were wrecked. The men killed were all residents of Birdsboro, Pa., and all of.them, with the exception of Willie Woodward, have families. The accident p. m., and is one of the worst that ever occurred on the road, and the men's tragic and awful death has cast a gloom over the whole line. All four men are supposed to have been on the engine at the time of the ex plosion. Full particulars of the accident have not been sent in yet, and the officials of the company know but little beyond the facts already stated. Tiie men who were killed are promi nent and experienced railroad men of Birdsboro, and have been in the employ of the company tor a long time. Residents in the vicinity of the disas ter felt tiie Bhock of the explosion, but say that the report was more in the form of a mufiled than a loud roar. ned at 2.30 o'clock JUDGES IN CONFERENCE. Members of the Bench Confer Relat ive 'to Forms of Election and New Rules for Supreme Court. Special Dispatch to The Sun. Dover, Oct., 17.—For several long hours to-day the Jndgos*.,' Delaware con ferred on the form attainting the vote of the coming election. The New Constitution abolishes any Board of Canvass and names the Judge's as the persons in whose hands the count rests, and from the evident entangle ment into which the Judges delved to day in arranging a proper form for the correct count it seems that the new duties of the Delaware Courts is not altogether a desirable one. Participating in the conference were Chancellor Nicholson, Chief Justice Lore and Associate Judges C-rubb, Spruance, Pennewill and Boyce. Prepared forms and outlines for the tabulation and count of the vote were considered by tiie judges with tiie assist ance of several members of the bar. The members of the bench also estab lished to-day new rules governing the Supreme Court of Delaware. Claims $10,000 Damages. Inthe United States District Court, Philadelphia, Rose A. Lynch has in stituted suit against the Wilmington Steamboat company. She claims damages amounting $10,000 for the accidental death of son, James, who was one of the men drowned on August 20, 1898, on the Delawarejriver,near League Island, where the steamboat Brandywine ran into and sank the fishing boat Maggie. Her con tention is that the men in charge of the Bteamboat at tiie time of the accident were negligent. to her Bride and Groom Serenaded. Edward Hayes, in the employ of the Jackson & Sharp Company, was" married last Wednesday evening to Miss Minerva Redmill. Last evening a party of friends, accompanied by the Brunswick Fife and Drum Corps, visited Mr. and Mrs. Hayes' residence and honored them with a select serenade. Between the martial tunes of the drum corps' music the friends would render a few seranotos on tin pans and bells. Car and Wagon Collide. The lumber wagon of the Simmons Brothers' Lumber Company collided with a front street trolley car at noon yesterday. Tiie damage amounted to three hand rails being torn from the side of the summer car. Kelly is Better. Michael F. Kelly, of Company D, First Delaware Regiment, who was taken sick whiie attending the funeral of Private Dugan at Chester, arrived in this oity from the Chester Hospital yesterday. Couductor Easom Injured. Conductor H. V. Easom, of the Dela ware road, sprained both ankles while alighting from his train at Harrington. He was brought to this city on the Nor folk express and taken to'his home, at No. 517 East Nintli street, in a cab. Business Change. J. Wirt Willis, the well known cigar dealer, of Wilmington, has closed out his business to his brother, Harry P. Willis. Mr. Willis and family will go West for the benefit of hip health. Miss Belle Reynolds, who has been visiting friends In Middletown, has re turned home. •'x:gcg£ : x >:..<x# i ODR NEXT UNITED STATES I SENATOR X m > •; >. 5 October 18, 1898 ONE VOTE FOR 1 NAM Ei k ADDRESS: The opportunities of the public at large to vote for the man of their choice for United States Senator 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 neves 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 The Sun. We pub lish the number of votes receive I 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 baliot. 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. All votes credited to each contestant do not necessarily represent all the vote* received for each contestant. They merely represent those that are counted up to 12 midnight of the day preceeding. [See list of contestants on page 2.] War Tax Rulings. The commissioner of Internal Reve nue at Washington has ruled that mortgages on real estate or any property whatever, or where made as security for tiie payment of any definite sum of money, and where the conveyance of realty is of title to the purchase over a certain value, are taxable, if issued and delivered in Pennsylvania, though to be used in a foreign country. The commissioner also has held that if renewal receipts issued in connection with life insurance policies operate as a new insurance they should be stamped the same as an insurance policy. But if the ''renewal" receipts are simply for the yearly or monthly premiums they require no stamp. Also, that an order for the payment of money given by the secretary of a lodge or other society on its treasurer, in favor of a third party, must be stamped at the rate of two cents each. are con Ball at Turn Hall. A ball for the benefit of Ladies' Temple, No. 7, and Humboldt Castle, No. 13, K. G. E., was given in Turn Hall last evening. The dance, being the first of the Rea son, was largely attended. The feature of the evening was the grand march, the leaders of which Emil J. Maurer and sister, Barbara Maurer. The music was rendered by Messrs. Hammond, Walsmith, Hick man, Rawnsley, Beater and Ratter. Con ft: r re J witb President. Gen. James H. Wilson went to Wash ington yesterday for the purpose of con ferring with President McKinley and the officials of the War Department relative to his new command. It is expected that in a few day he will go to Lexington, Ky., and subse quently to Macon, Ga., where he will formally assume command of the troops assigned to him. How long he will re main in Macon or where he will be sent from there is not yet known. Measured for Costumes. Costumer Van Horn measured the men for tbe costumes who will partici pate in the "Temple of Fame" in this city. The carnival will begin on Oc tober the 23rd. Tiie entertainment will be given for the benefit of the Delaware Hospital. There will be a full dress re hearsal Thursday at Professor WebBter's dancing hall. were Typhoid at New Castle. Typhoid fever is on the increase at New Castle, and many new cases have been reported. The last case reported is that of Mrs. C. Thornton, wife of the blacksmith at Hare's Corner. There are many serious phases of the disease, while few show signs of improvement. Meeting of Barbers. The Barbers' Protective Association will meet this evening at 9 o'clock. The meeting will be held at J. M. La Rorre's barber shop. Business of importance will be considered and all barbers are requested to be present.