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, 2 gs" > j ' O' K . ■-fSBife TUP X X X Jl1> < % * 5^5 ONE CENT WI1MINGTON, DELAWARE, SUNDAY. OCTOBER 23,1898. VOL. 1. NO. 364. Honey Was Sent to the Voters by the Democratic and Repub lican Committees. HOW THE SCHEME WORKED The Leaders of the G. O. P. Claim That They Have a Majority of 1200 in the County, and It is Not Denied. As has been predicted in these col umns during the past week, the regie 1 tration of yesterday was larger, by far, than any of the four preceding days, and tlie result is that in this city over 5,000 of the 7,000 unregistered voters in i Wilmington registered. Li; This shows that botli the Democrats Jjt and Republicans worked strenuously to || get out as many of the unregistered iffl voters as possible, and they succeeded JSi] beyond their most sanguine expecta PlT tion*. Both parties, earlier in tlie week and '! even as late as yesterday, had delivered i ' 1 envelopes to tlie men yet unregistered, f: and, iu both instances, the letters were (ill almost similar. The form of the letter was as follows; Mb.-: |i 6 Please register to-morrow, tlie 22d, And oblige. Committee. U1 Within the fold of this letter was a $1 1 bill. , n| Who delivered these letters, it is im i jl possible to state, and it would be as j>lj equally impossible to arrest and convict ll|j| the offenders, as the "committee" would, Ml no doubt, deny all knowledge of having J| so flagrantly defied the law and the new constitution. A prominent Republican stated last night that he knew this was done by the committee of each party, and said that it was the only way in which tiiey could hope to get out the delinquents. The claim has also been made that the Democrats and Republicans had men } [ around the registration places who made T hardly, if any, effort to conceal their !1 movement, and boldly placed tlie re quired money in the voters hands. In the First District of the Fifth ward 'i it he allegation is made that the Demo crats registered men who did not live in the district, and, iu one instance, it is said fourteen were lumped together and sent into the Registrar's office and se curt d their registration papers. This, it is stated, was also practiced in tu number of other districts, but,notwith standing this, the Republicans are claim Jiig a majority of 1,200 in the county, fs'lie total vote registered now in the city Jps between 9,600 and 9,900. i m In the Seventh Registration District, I fat No; 511 East Fourth street, E. B. 'Frazier, an inspector, was discharged during the afternoon for not attending to his dutieB, and Registrar Farrali filled the place by appointing George Clarkson. : ' ■ l JJm 1 Contract Received. The Harlan & Hollingsworth Com pany have received a contract frorh tlie New York & Porto Rico Steamboat Com pany to build a passenger and freight steamship 335 feet long, 40 feet beam and 27 feet depth of hold, capable of ac commodating fifty saloon passengers ai.d having a carrying capacity of over 3,000 tons, to be ' ready for delivery next spring. The hull will be of steel, and Scotch boilers will furnish steam for the triple expansion engines. The new craft will be built according to \\ Lloyd's Rules of Shipping. "1 Good progress is being made on tlie I two new Merchant and Miners' Trans it portation Company's boats, I and 11. A The torpedo boat, Admiral Stringham, | is nearing completion, bui it is thought will not be launched till spring. tug Martha towed in a barge of oj' X shells for the company yesterday. \ Nos. 10 # J Successful Experiment. The experiment of raising sugar cane f has been put to a thorough test in Kent county, and tlie results, as announced on Fridfty, have been greater than expecta tions. , , , Dr. Arthur T. Neale, in charge of the Delaware College experimental station, ' who conducted tlie tests, reported to Pomona Grange, at Felton, the sugar from cane grown in Delaware will yield 3,200 pounds of tiie refined product to v the acre, compared with 2,800 pounds, ■sib the best resulis from beets in California. W Tlie farmers resolved to engage as X heavily as acreage and time will permit H next year in the cultivation of cane. The farmers of Kent county who have w raised sugar cane specifically for the test I are Elbert G. Packard,Dover; S.H. Derby, Woodsidej J. W, Killen, Felton; B. F. B. L Woodall, Milford. Each raised one aere. I Another Lightning Rod Suit. K Christopher L. Ward lias entered judg ■ ment to the amount of $38 in thejjoffice H of Protiionotary Woolev for the Lacka H wanna Lightning Rod Company against ■ John Kirby, of No. 517 Claymont street. W it is alleged that tlie suit is brought on ■ facts similar to those in the case of B; Major Cochran, of tlie Highlands. The Sheriff lias not levied on Mr. Kirby's property. i | To Close at Noon Saturdays, w Collector of Customs Cooper has re ceived orders from Washington to plose phe office hereafter at 12 o'clock on Sal I Urday. . , , Collector Ox;per received a letter from I the manufacturer of a patent medicine kin Baltimore, asking for iniormation as ||o license for sale of same in this dis trict. He- w as referred to Clerk of the Bwce Foard. ' ROUND ABOUT THE TOWN. Mrs. Alfred I. du Pont will give a Hallowe'en party at her residence on Bank's lane. Mra. Arthur 8. Grrrett lias returned from New York, where she has been visiting friendB. The Delaware avenue cars which run to Rising Sun, have iiad new green signs placed on them. Mrs. Lamotte du Pont will entertain a number of her friends at Saint Aemour on Hallowe'en. Six men were naturalized yesterday by Judge Bradford, in United States Court, in order that they might register. W. F. Streets and George H. Rickards have assumed the management of the barber shop in tins Clsyton House. One of Hughes Brothers & Bangs' barges is unloading machinery for the company at the Shipley street wharf. The Rev. J. R. Milligan will make an address at Association Hall, this after noon, on the subject, "A Sure Road." A supper will be given on November 2, in the Crosby and Hill building, by the managers of the Florence Crittenton Home. The work of the Street and Sewer*De partment lias been greatly interfered with for tlie past week by the rainy weather. The barge Maria Pierson was towed to the Shipley street wharf yesterday after noon with a load of wood for Gorman, Scott & Co. The iron bridges in Brandywine Park will be painted, and the houses near the wire bridge will be repaired, by the Park Commission. Several establishments of this city will give their employes a holiday this week, that they may attend the Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia. There was no Bession of Orphans' Court yesterday morning as intended, Judge Spruaiice being in Philadelphia at the bedside of his sick son. Do you know what I need better than Ido? This is a fair question to ask the salesman who tries to sell you one thing when you ask for another. The clearings in tlie local banks for the week ending at noon, on Saturday, amounted to $722,915 against $758,142 for the same period of last year. On the night after Thanksgiving a number of last season's debutantes a ill give a German to the young bachelors in the new Century Club building. Tlie Street and Sewer Department inis placed in position two incandescent lights on Twenty-third street, between Washington and Tatnall streets. Next Thursday will be donation dat at tlie Homoeopathic Hospital, managers of that institution wili grate fully receive articles and money for ils Tlie use. Register of Wills Crossan yesterday morning proved tlie will of the late Susan C. Broome. Andrew E. Sanborn and Dr. John P. Wales were the wit nesses. Secretary Wigglesworth has not re ceived any notification of any new cases of diphtheria for the past three or four days, which is a indication that the disease is not increasing. Meningitis lias broken out among horses in some sections of Brandywine hundred. Two horses owned by one farmer have died during the past few days and two others are sick. The members of the Friendship Fire Company expect that their engine, Which is being rebuilt at the LaFranee works at Elmira, N. Y., will be returned to this city about the 20th of next month. Robert L. Oskins, of Newporl, a mem ber of Co. C, First Delaware Regiment, lias returned home from the Pottsville Hospital, where he waB under treatment for five weeks, suffering from typhoid fever. The collectors of tlie fund for the send ing of the regimental band to Philadel phia next week with the Delaware troops are meeting with success and almost the needed amount liiu already been re ceived. ~ A civil service examination was held by Messrs. Young and Howett at the post office yesterday. There were seven ap plicants for clerk and three for carrier. One woman and one colored man were among tlie number. Two weeks of special services will be gin in First Presbyterian Church this evening. Rev. R. A. Walton will speak and Professor D. II. Roberts will sing. Dr. Chapman is expected to be present during the meetings. Chief of Police Dolan is to have built in his office an indexing cabinet for keep ing the portraits and records of criminals. He was in Philadelphia on Thursday and had the system there thoroughly explained and was pleased with it. A white apron, carefully wrapped in blue paper, was found on Friday at the stamp window in the postoffiee. It was turned over to Postmaster Browne, and the owner can have it by calling at the registry department and proving property. A meeting of the official board of Ezion Church was held last Thursday evening and it was unanimously cided to request Presiding Elder J. Waters to use his influence to have the pastor, the Rev. C. A. Tindley, returned next conference year. During tlie past week there were 22 deaths, 17 births and 8 marriages. Dur ing tlie corresponding week last year there were 25 deaths, 26 births and 6 marriages. The crematory is bronen down, and tlie Board of Health is not re sponsible for tlie garbage at present. A quantity of anti-toxine has been re ceived. The Newport News published the fol lowing on Wednesday: The late stayers among the cottagers have taken up a new fad, that of fencing. Three times a week a woman fencing teacher appears at the cottage of Mr. J. E. Addicks on Beacon Hill road. A dozen young women are there instructed in fencing. Among the members ot the class are Miss Alice C. ogers, the golf player and horsewoman id Min Virginia Fair. de R. R an T A Band of Strange Jacks Visited the Wilmington Stables Last Night. LUNG EARS IN A BUNGLE Harmonious Braylugs, Good Fodder and Plenty of Work for Blooded Stock—A Large Number of Prominent Men of the Order in Attendance. The greatest "bungle" ever held in this city took place last night in the stable of Wilmington Conclave, No. li, Ancient and Adhesive Mogullions, locat ed in Workmen's Hall. Ninth and Market streets. The stable, which, strange to say, is located on the top floor of the building, was packed with long eared Jacks when the "bungle" started at 8 o'clock. There were 200 of the local Jacks and invited Jacks from other green pastures present, as follows: Thirty-five from Friendship Conclave, No. 3J, of New Castle; forty-five from Vulcan Conclave, No. 22J, of MarshaTton; twelve from Diamond Conclave, No. 9J, of Dover; nineteen from Mizpali Conclave, No. loj, of Smyrna; and five from Kent Conclave, No. 8J, of Wyoming. In order to make things as lively for their frisky visiting Jacks, Mogullion "lymph" was "injected" into three victims with the assistance of a real live fresh-aud-blood jackass. The animal's presence was required for over a half hour, and then he was forced out of the stable and assisted down the three lligiits of Blairs to the etreet by a num ber uf tlie JackB. It is owned by William Armstrong, of Christiana hundred, and is five years old and grey in color. The Jack's own Mogullion band nished appropriate muBic during the in jecting process. The three victims were fully injected with the great Mogullion lymph by 10 o'clock, when the Jacks were driven into line and headed for their mangers in the large banquet hall of the Clayton Hall. As they entered Professor G. 1*. Luck luun's orchestra, of nine pieces, played a march. Each Jack was presented with an en velope as he entered the hall. The en velopes contained large celluloid badges m tne shape of a hanger with a medal lion attached. The hanger bore the word "souvenir," and the medallion a picture of a jackass and the words "Wil mington Conclave, No. lj, A. A. M., Oct. 22, 98." The tables were decorated w ith potted plants. A small table at tiie head of the ball was decorated with vases filled with beautiful cut tiowers. It was at tins table that the toastmaster, C. E, Woods, of Wilmington, who is the popular Grand Recorder of the Grand Conclave, waB seated. Around him were Grand Master Workman J. E. Carroll of Dover, Grand Foreman F. 1'. Lackey of Wilmington, Grand Trustee J. T. HuffecKer of Dover, Chamber of Finance Committee C. B. Pretivinan of Dover. When all iiad been seated the toast master called upon Rev. N. B. Dunlap to say grace and the banquet began. A corps of colored waiters served a menu, which included oysters oil the hail shell, fried oysters, cold ham, cold tongue, corn-beef, coffee, rolls, etc. After the Jacks had done full just to the good things set before them, tlie toastmaster rapped for order. He made a few remarks and then called upon various of the visiting Jacks for speeches, which were limited to five minutes each. The affair was a grand success iu every particular, and will long be remembered uy all who pariii.ipateu in it. The ban queting parly was made up of well known and representative men. It was a great night for tlie Mogullions, and the greatest bungle up to date. The committee of arrangements com prised C. E. Woods, N. L. Henderson, Charles Murch, Thomas Taylor, Charles Whann, Edward Fesmaier, James Glackin, Isaac Cook, John Speakman and Harry Lodge. fnr A Wreck In the West Yard. A freight wreck occurred in the West Yard of the P., W. & B. Railroad, near the yardmaster's office,, about mid night. Tiie train partly wrecked was an extra freight, made up of coal and box cars. Four cars were throw'll on a heap on tlie main track. It is said none of tlie crew were injured. The wreck train was ordered out, and was soon at tlie scene clearing away tlie debris. Near Death's Door. Miss Georgianna Sweetinan, tlie nurse of the lioitneopatliic Hospital who was brought home from Cliickamauga, where she contracted typhoid fever, while nursing sick soldiers, lies at the hospital in a precarious condition, and her re covery is doubtful. Hibernians Ball. Division No. 6, of tlie Hibernians, are making extensive arrangements for their grand ball to be given oh November II in Turn Hall. Tlie indications are that there will be a large crowd present and the affair a great success. Fell in a Fit. John Zebley, whose home is No. 918 West Fourtli street, fell in a fit at Fourth and West, yesterday afternoon at 3.40 o'clock. He was taken to his home in the Phoenix Ambulance. Letter Carrier III. Letter Carrier Harlan J. Feaster, is lying seriously ill with erysipelas at his home, No. 728 West Second street. He is attended by Dr. Cooper and Dr. Lukens. A SOCIAL RECEPTION. Ministers and Delegates of the New . Church Entertained at Church of New Jerusalem. A social reception was tendered last night to the ministers, delegates friends who are attending the thirty-1 eighth annual meeting of the Maryland Association of the New Church being held in the Church of the New Jerusa letn, Delaware avenue and Washington street. The social was given in tlie handsome parlors connected with the church. It was in charge of Miss Emma Lore, as sisled by some friends in and out of the church. Light refreshments were served. Ministers, delegates and friends from Baltimore, Washington and from points as far South as Virginia and as far North as Philadelphia, are in attendance at tlie meeting. The sessions yesterday were of much interest. The Executive Committee met! at 9 a. m. to prepare their report. The association proper convened at 10.30 a. m., when there was an adoress by Gen eral Pastor Rev. Frank bewail of Wash inglon. He referred to the recent war with Spain, and said that we should be thankful far the victory, but should also; remember the obligations the people, and the churches especially, are under to support the government in maintaining its control, and giving a good and wise government to the peoples and terri tories that have come under its rule, Prior to the address various committees made reports. At the session at 2.30 yesterday after noon the following officers were elected: General Minister, Rev. Frank bewail, Washington; Vice President, Rev. P. W. Cabell, pastor of the Church of the New Jerusalem, this city; Recording Secre tary, C. A. E. Spainer, Esq., of Haiti-! more; Corresponding Secretary, Dr. Mai com Cameron, of Washington; Treasurer, Arthur L. Spainei, of Baltimore; Execu tive Committee, Rev. Frank bewail, Rev. P. W. Cabell, C. A. E. Spainer, Dr. Mai com Cameron, Arthur L. Spainer, Joseph Barnard, Washington; W. H. Swift, Wilmington; and Mrs. General! Mm-sey, of Washington. Rev. G. L. Allbutt, of Baltimore, de livered the annual address at 3.00 p. m., and dwelt on the duties and use of tlie church. At 3.30 p. m., Board Mission present ed its report, and at its suggestion the Association took steps towards the pur chase of a property in Richmond, Va., looking towards the permanent estab lisliment of tlie church in that State, of which branch of the church Rev. Lewis T. Hite, now of Cambridge, Mass., was elected missionary pastor. At 10.30 this morning (here will be a ►erinou by the general pastor, Rev. Frank Sewall, which will be followed by communion. At 7.30 this evening Rev. Fred E. Waelchli, of Baltimore, wi.I de liver a sermon. This will close the an nual meeting. and COLORED MAN SHOT. He Is Challenged by a Democrat and is Shot During a Quarrel. Sfecial Dispatch to The Sea. Dover, Del., Oct. 22, —Word was re ceived here late to-night to tlie effect that a colored man was shot at Mastcn's Corner, near Harrington, this afternoon, by a man by the name of Kemp, a Demo crat who iiad challenged his vote at the registration pells. The ball entered the colored man's back and made a slight wound. ... , , , Alterations at a Shipyard. Quite a large number uf alterations wiil have to be made at the shipyards of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company on account of the large amount of work on hand. Two ways are being erected east of tlie joiner shops for the two tor peilo boats being built. Several carloads of pilings arrived yes terday morning for tlie ways. Lines are ! being laid for building the ways for the | big steamship for the New York & Porto j Rico Steamboat Company, which wil Ibe ] within one foot of being the longest ever; constructed by the company. A number | of pilings will have to bt driven, the i storehouse torn down and the ways ex- j tended fully fifty feet further up into the ! vard. The' engines and boilers have j been placed in tlie hold of the steamship j S. T. Morgan. Tlie keel of the No. U i vessel for the Merchant and Miners' | Transportation Company lias been j placed in position beneath'the crane and the wavs from which the S. T. : Morgan was launched. ! on j i . . . j daughter, Mabelle, have returned f™™ Harrisburg, Pa., where they attended the annual reunion of the Thirteenth, Pennsylvania Cavalry. They attended a camp fire on \\ eunes „ , General^Gregg,! sited Camp Meade. Captain William O'Connor and Pennsylvania Cavalry. They attended a camp fire on Wednes- j day evening, where speeches were made by Colonel Kerwin, General Gregg, ■ Major Bell, Captain Delaney and Captain | O'Connor. About fifty of the old Tliir-; teenth were present. . Tiiey visited Camp Meade on Thurs day and report tlie boys to be in excel lent health and were generally pleased with the appearance of tlie cainp. The boys will attend tlie Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia next week, and are in hopes that tiiey will be mustered out after their return to oamp. The life lias become monotonous now j t'.at no active work is to be done, and many of them wish to return and finish their trades. Tlie paymaster visited camp on Thursday. May Attend a Convention. Secretary Wiley, of the Street and Sewer Department, has received an in vitation for tlie directors to attend the annual convention of the American So ciety of Municipal Improvements, in Washington next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tlie directors and Mr. Wiley may" attend. Seventh street bridge is now open to travel, repairs having been finished. The Result as Ear as Known is Favorable to the Re . publicans. j ............ __... , ALL A BAND IS SLOW TACTICS , j Democrats and Republicans Pair Off j j j j | ! j special m«patch to The bun. Dover, Oct. 22.— The result of legistra. ' l ion iu Kent county is favorable to the ! Republican parly, j The leaders of the Democratic forces, however, profess complete and entire satisfaction with the result, ' The story of the dav is simply a repeti tion of the'usual tactics in Kent county, [ In Camden the snail-like deliberation of Registrar Allaband shut out a large number of people who would otherwise have qualified as voters. At last, indis gust, twenty-five Republicans paired off with twtnty five tired Democrats, and left the registering place, I Eights were numerous and, at one tirte, the outlook was very stormy. In spite of all this, the result gives the Re publicans a majority «f twenty-five in the Eastern district of North Murderkill hundred. j The total registration was 569 to 780 of two years ago, at which time the Re publicans held a majority of 120. j These figures apply equally well to the ; rest of the county. The possible vote is ; very much reduced in every district. j In East Dover hundred the total 1376. Many more Republicans registered "than Democrats and the slow tactics of Registrars were responsible, in a great | measure, for the failure of many more to qualify, Regular Republicans threaten to defeat the election iu Kent county in the same way it was defeated in Duck Creek two years ago. The Regulars went to inem bers of Union County Committee on Friday night and asked once more to have two Regulars put on Union ticket, They met with an unqualified refusal, Then tlie Regulars threatened to have Regulars appointed judges and clerks of election as representatives of the Repub lican party. Only the Republican and Democratic parties are allowed representation in the election booths. Hence Unionists claim that Regulars are not the Republican party, and will not allow them to have the party representatives. f\ The l&publicans have arranged with Democrats to have Regulars appointed judges anti clerks in order to get revenge for not being allowed to place their men on Union ticket. in His District and Then Leave the Place in Disgust—Fights Were Numerous Dur ing the Day. SITUATION IN DELAWARE. The Political Oullook as Published by the Evening Telegraph ol' Philadelphia. Metropolitan newspapers are mencing to take notice of the political situation in Delaware and last evenin the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia 1c off by publishing a lengthy resume on the probable result in this Stale, a part of which is as follows: "There have been many important political battles in Delaware—the State that lias won fame by having been repre sented at Washington by more promi nent men, in proportion to its poptila tion, than any other Commonwealth— but tl e contest now being waged for,the control of the next Legislature exceeds in importance any previous conflict. The Democrats are arrayed against the Republicans, with tiie followers of J. Edward Addicks, the Bay State Gas man, in the majority in tlie latter parly, and tlie outcome means much to the victors. "The situation is interesting by reason of the fact that the General Assembly, which w ill meet on January 1, will be tlie first to convene under the new Con stitution, the totai membership being increased from thirty to fifty-two (seven Senators and fifteen Representatives ill New Castle county and five Senators and ten Representatives eacli in Kent and Sussex counties under tlie new appor tionment), and it will elect a United States Senator to succeed Hon. George Gra COID (Gray. "Indications point to tlie Republicans electing John H. Iloffecker, of Smyrna, to Congress over tlie present Democratic incumbent, Hon. L. Irving llandv. and 0 f t | ie Republican candidates for State Treasurer and State Auditor. Louis H. Ball and John II. Lingo, respectively, j )t ,j ni7 successful because they, with , were nominated by both (j le Regular Republican uion Republican (Addicks') State Con (__ Doing successful |[(>ffecker t | 1H Reei y_ yentions. and the "Complete unification as regards these three ■nominees lias been effected, bul tlie factions are torn literally asunder on tlie General Assembly question, owing solely jo Mr. Addicks' per sistent candidacy for tlie United States Senate. "With the factions apart Republican success is not possible, and conservative Republicans admit that Democratic su premacy in the Legislature is practically assured. In New Castle county, which includes Wilmington, tlie Regulars won at the primaries, and, practically, all ol the legislative nominees that lire iden tified with this wing, but in Kent and Sussex counties, which, combined, hold the balance of power, tlie Unions are in the lead. "Tlie Regular leaders are now as active in their opposition to Addicks' senatorial aspirations as tiiey have been since life entry into Delaware politics, and it is tlie belief that tlie Regulars at large in Sussex will not bind themselves to the so-called harmony plan. This, together with tlie same element cutting the ticket in Kent, will most probably mean Democratic success in these counties and consequent control of the Legislature. It iB safe to say that the legislative dele gation from New Castle county will be practically evenly divided. "Senator Gray is anxious for another term, and his friends are exerting every effort in his behalf, but they have met a serious barrier in the fact that Mr. Gray openly advocated the election of Palmer and Buckner after the Chicago conven tion, to which he was a delegate, and voted the Gold Democratic ticket in 1896. "A feeling prevails that Mr. Gray's chief opponent for the Senatorship wili be Willard SaulBbury, a prominent attorney of Wilmington, and oou of the late Chan cellor and ex-Senator Willard Saulsbury, and also a nephew of the late Hon. Eli Saulsbury, who was Senator from Dela ware for eighteen successive years until 1888. Mr. Saulsbury would probably be accepted as a compromise by the gold members and the silver members of the Assembly. The gold men will not ques tion his sound-money views, and the silver element, it is expected, will not oppose him. He not only did not antago nize the Chicago ticket in 1896, but as chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, did more than any other one man to carry the State for the Demo crats in that year. The Democratic Legislative nominees in Kent and Sussex are divided as regards the Senatorship, but Gray and Saulsbury are the names uppermost in their minds. "The Kent and Sussex nominees who lean strongly towards silver theories do not hesitate to say that they will oppose Mr. Gray because of his attitude at the 1896 election, and as gold men will like wise be represented in the Legislature the selection of a man who will be ac ceptable to both sides will be more than likely. Ex-Attorhey-General John Biggs, the attorney for the Pennsylvania Railroad in New Castle county,'and a son-in-law of George V. Massey, Assist Solicitor-General of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who was a former Delaware Republican of note, is also spoken of in a Senatorial connection. "Uf the fifty-two members of the Gen eral Assemble, three Democratic Sena tors—John Pyle, in New Castle county; Samuel Meredith, Kent; and William T. Moore, Sussex—hold over (the Senators being chosen for four years and the Rep resentatives for two years), and of the remaining forty-nine to be elected, it is estimated that twenty-seven of the num ber will be Democrats, thus making the Democraiic representation thirty. The Deraocrais. thus enumerated, may be classified on the money question as four teen Silver men, four admitted ly Gold men, and twelve impossible to classify. In tlie event of Congressman Handy, who is an ardent free coinage advooate, being defeated, as is very prob able, it is thought he will enter the fight for Senator, and as a half dozen uncom promising Silver men are included in the estimate of twenty-seven, whose election is predicted, they may give him some votes. These pronounced free coinage mqn may cause a further element of un certainty, for it is possible they may go so far as to refuse to support Mr. Gray should a Democratic caucus decide in his favor. Assuming that there will be thirty Democratic Legislators, the sup porters of Mr. Gray for re-election in this number do not exceed twelve, about ten others are likely to be favorable to Mr. Saulsbury, and the choice of the remain ing eight is doubtful, although a ma jority of them may be Handy men. MUNICIPAL COURT. Cases That Caine Up for Trial Before Judge Ball Last Evening. A brief session of tlie Municipal Court was held at 7 o'clock last evening. There were only three prisoners, who were dis posed of in one, two, three order. The first prisoner brought before the bar was William Moyce, who was ar rested on tlie charge of drunkenness by Officer Heald. He was given the oppor tunity of paying a fine of $1 or spending some time as the guest of Sheriff Flinn. Edward Sewall was the next prisoner. He bad been arrested on a similarcharge by Officer Solomon. Tiie Court treated him in the same manner, lie being asked to part with tlie price of a registering fee, $1. Tlie last prisoner was Stephen Turner, who had been arrested on a charge of assault and battery by Sergeant Bayley. The case was not ready to be heard and tlie hearing was therefore postponed to Monday. In the meantime bail was asked for in tlie sum of $100. At the session of tlie court yesterday morning a number of cases were dis posed of. William O'Connell and Ralph Farra, charged witli highway robbery, were dismissed frnn custody, as there was no evidence of any strength against them. George McBride got a fine of $10 and tlie costs for being drunk and disorderly on Delaware avenue. Pocket bonk and Money Found. A pocketbook, containing about $140 in money and two tickets, was lost by one of two women passengers on tlie P., W. & B. Railroad. They were bound for Cheswold, this State, and Iiad come from Philadelphia. After tiiey were on the Delaware Railroad train, speeding down tlie State, (lie pocketbook was missed. It was found on the train they had quitted in tliis city and a dispatch sent to Conductor Lewis, who was in charge of the train tiiey were on. Right Hand Qrushed. > Raymond Finley, aged 13 years, of Seventh and Orange streets, had his right havd crushed yesterday morning. While lie was playing,on French street, above Front, one of Bush's wagons backed against a telegraph pole and caught his hand. He was taken to his home in tlie patrol wagon. Lost $100 at a Fire. While on his way to see tlie fire at tlie place of Andrew G. Taylor, on tlie New Custle causeway, on Friday night, F. W. Kluud, of Fifth and Walnut streets, lost $109. The money was all in notes, and they must have dropoed from his pocket while he was runuing. rii 1 ! .