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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.-:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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| 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.
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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.
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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.
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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. !
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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