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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1898.
VOL. 1. NO. 365.
Claim That the Substitution of
the Letter "N." For M. Was
No Mistake.
WANTED TO DEFEAT KNOX
A Scheme Whereby the Unionists
Gould Have Had Matters Their
Own Way in Caucus Providing
a Republican Legislature
Was Elected.
The explanations of the Unionists in
reference to that "clerical" error, made
when they filed the certificates of nomi
nation with Clerk of the Peace Foard, is
not believed by a majority of tbe Regu
lar Republican leaders.
In speaking of the matter yesterday
afternoon one of the Regulars stated that
George Elliott had not seen the certifi
cate of nomination filed by Walter H.
Hayes, Esq., and, therefore, was not in
position to corrooorate that gentleman in
the statement made by him.
Continuing, tiie Regular said that be
did not believe that when tbe Unionists
filed the certificate of nomination for
Samuel M. Knox for State Senator from
the First District of Wilmington that it
was an unintentional mistake by filing it
as Samuel "N." Knox.
He claims that there is no -one the
Unionists would rather defeat than Mr.
Knox, and that they thought the substi
tution of the letter "N" for "M" would
not be noticed by Clerk of the Peace
Foard or anyone else, until alter the bal
lots had been printed and distributed.
By this means, lie stated, the Union
ists hoped t ' accomplish tiie defeat of
the Republican nominee for Senator in
tiie First district.
He further asserted that there was an
other reason also for using tiie let
ter "N."
If tiie next general legislature is Re
publican, he stated, the party would
Iiave twenty-eight votes and probably
move in a body composed of fifty-two
Representatives.
Fourteen of these would be Regulars
und a similar number Unionists.
Providing it came to a vote and the
Unionists had tiie support of a few Dem
ocrats they could very easily unseat Mr.
Knox by reason of their clerical error.
In this case it would result in giving
tiie Regulars only thirteen Representa
tives and the Unionists fourteen, or a
working majority of one, providing they
should agree in settling all matters per
taining to Republican Administration in
caucus. . . .
This, he claimed, was what Unionists
were working, for as in this only could
they hope to elect their choice to the
United StateB Senate to succeed United
Senator George Gray.
It was a pretty scheme, lie concluded,
but it baH been tiie means of gaining Mr.
Knox many votes, uh tiie voter can cross
out tiie name of Mr. Knox and rewrite it
thus making it legal.
The affair has created much diBsatis
faction among the Regular RepuDlicans,
und it is more than probable that an
open break may yet occur between them
and the Unionists.
BE WANTED A QUARTER.
Alfred Truman Attempts to Swindle
C. It. Holt Out of a
Small Sum.
Alfred Truman, a well known char
acter of this city, yesterday afternoon
attempted to obtain the small sum of 25 j
cents from Clarence R. Holt, proprietor
of the eating restaurant at 1L4 I'.a^t
Fourtli street, by presenting a notei |
which lie claimed had been given him
by B. Thomas Weldon, who serves Mr.
Holt , ,
This note read: "Please give bearer,
Mr. A. Truman, 25 cents and oblige,
Thos. J. Weldon."
Knowing the character of tbe man,
Mr. Holt questioned him closely, and
the result was 'that lie ascertained that
had intended to swindle him.
An officer was then called in and
Truman was arrested, The charge of
trying to obtain money by false pretense
will be pushed against him,' and, as he
was intoxicated, he will be given a hear
ing by Judge Ball for drunkenness.
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JUDGES HAVE BEEN BUSY.
The Members of the Superior Court
Engaged in Making New Rules.
During the past week the Jtidgps of the
Superior Court of this Stale Iiave been
busily at work at Dover behind closed
doors. . . „ i
When the new Constitution of Dela
ware established the Superior Court, the
Judges were taken at a disadvantage in
having ho rules govering the new body.
The Court, thereupon, adopted the
rules of the old Court of Errors and Ap
pals, so far as they were applicable, ad
interim.
Their executive sessions
therefore, were to provide entirely new
and more modern rules, hut they can
not conclude this important work until
after the Kent term, which begins to
dav. , .
Another matter equally impoilant. be
fore the Judges was the preparation of
such rules ns will he necessary for their
government after the campaign ends.
Under the Constitution, trial by jury
has been done away with ill the prose
cution of election cases, and the Judges
are both Court and jury. This exigency
has also gone unprovided for by special
rules, and it is this that has kept the
Delaware judiciary busy.
last week,
Wire Railing Torn Off.
A schooner, while passing under Mar
ket street bridgp, going up the Christiana
river, tore about ten feet of the iron rail
ing from the bridge yesterday afternoon.
ROUND ABOUT THE TOWN.
Boas of all kinds are still the fashion.
Edward Smith has accepted a position
in New York.
Edward J. Newell has returned home
from Pittsburg.
Mrs. Richard Sid well is guest of friends
at Iron Hill, Md.
Miss Bessie Hoffecker is the guest of
friends in Philadelphia.
The latest novelty in buttons is crystal
or glass handsomely cut.
Gun metal belts, with steel ornamenta
tions, are very effective.
Frank S. Dure is suffering from an at
tack of diphtheric sore throat.
Miss Emma Downes, of Harrington,
Del., is visiting Wilmington friends.
Miss Annie V, Ford, of thiscity, is the
guest of friends in Philadelphia.
Miss Mattie Hoffecker, of Philadelphia,
is the guest of friends in this city.
Miss Louise Schelenger, of this city,
has been visiting friends at Odessa.
Miss Bessie Knotts, of Philadelphia,
has been visiting friends in thiscity.
John H. Herdman has resigned his
position as steward of Clayton
Miss Sophie Preston, of Baltimore,
sung at Epworth M. E. Church last even
ington on Friday, where he secured the
discharge of William Brooks and Clar
ence MeCaulley, privates in Company A,
First Delaware Regiment.
Old, wealthy and reputable firms
vouch for the quality of articles that find
favor with the public. Who vouches for
the quality of the substitutes that are
frequently urged on careless buyers?
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The remains of Mrs. Ann Kidgely an
Pont, widow of Charles I. du Pont, were
privately interred on 8aturday afternoon.
Services were at> I ler * ate residence,
No. 1223 Market street, and many
tives and friends attended.
The reception committee of the Y. M.
C. A. held a meeting Saturday evening,
A* committee was appointed to prepare
decorations and refreshments for the re
ception to the lady friends of the mem
bersto take place on November 3.
A series of penetecostal services, con
tinuina ten days, will begin this after
noon at the Reformed Episcopal Church
of the Covenant building, on West street
below Third, in charge of the liev. H.
G. Scudday, of Texas, who has been coo
ductine meetings in Harrison Street M.
Eclmroh. Afternoon meetings will be
held at 3 o'clock and evening meetings
at 7 30 On Thursday, there will be an
all^dav n.eetinir conducted by Miss Mat
tie pSrryJ ofSjuth Carolina.
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Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Allen, of Phila
delphia, are guests of friends near this
city.
Miss Ella Rose lias returned home
from a pleasant visit to friends at
Qdessa.
Miss Susie Carter has returned from
Odessa, where she has been visiting Miss
Ella Rofe.
Charles Lawson, formerly of tbe Sun
day Herald, lias accepted a position in
Baltimore.
Miss Minnie C. Finley lias been visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Worrilow, oi
Marcus Hook.
The body of the late Joel W. Poore
was buried in Lombardy Cemetery yes
terday afternoon.
Miss Lizzie Henderson has returned
home from Marcus Hook, where she has
been visiting friends.
Tiie work of laying ninety-pound rails
on Teut'i street, from Market to Tatnall,
is progressing rapidly.
The Delaware brunch of the Woman's
Auxiliary will meet iu Trinity parisli
house on November 3.
Tiie city garbage crematory lias not
been working for two days, on account
of a burneiluut grate bar.
Rev. E. H. Da-hill, of Mt. Salem M.
E. Chuich, preached last evening at the
M. E. Church at New Castle.
Mrs. Alice A Clayton, widow ol Joshua
M. Clayton, wus interred in Riverview
Cemetery yesterday afternoon.
On November 1 and 2 the Archdea
conry ol Wilmington will meet in Im
manuel parish house, Highlands.
The elevator iu tiie Equitable building
was repaired .Saturday aiternoon, one of
tiie valves having been out of order.
Samuel Harris is entertaining Thomas
Kidd, formerly proprietor and editor of
tiie Springfield Democrat, of Springfield,
III.
Collector of Customs Cooper has re
ceived instructions irom Washington to
close his office at noon on, Saturdays
hereafter.
A fund to pay the debt of $4,000 on
tiie nursery building of St. Michael's
Day Nursery, has bten started by Sister
Eliza belli.
The Remington Machine Company
will build a new ice plant for tbe Lewes
Ice Company, capable ot making seven
tons of ice a day.
Mrs. W. Ki Crosby will resume Her
class for leaching the Sabbath School
evening in WeBl
iesson on Tuesday
Presbyterian Church,
q-| )e 8 „bject for the Wednesday even
|n ^, j, rilvt . r meeting, at Central Presby
rerian Church, is "The Work of the
Spirit." All are welcome.
Rev. E. L. Hubbard, Ph D., of Balti
more, a former pastor of Union M. E.
Church, thiscity, will preach in Wesley
M. E. Church to-morrow evening at 7.30
p. m.
Teachers are busy preparing for tiie
fair of the Teachers' Beneficial Associ
ation, to be held at Pyle's Cycle Acad
, from November 28 to Decem
emv
her 3.
Rev. T. G. Tittell, D. I)., waB elected a
trustee of the General Theological Semi
nary of New York, on Saturday, by
tiie Protestant Episcopal General Con
vention.
The funeral of George H. Brown, who
died at his home No. 1223 Tatnall street,
on Friday morning of consumption, will
lake place this aiternoon at 2 o'clock
from his late homu.
General John Donohoe was in Wash
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Eighth Anniversary of the West
M. E. Church Celebrated With
Appropriate Exercises.
NUMBER OP ADDRESSES MADE
The Sunduy School Pupils Materially
AsbIsI In Raising the Debt-The
New Church ol the Mary,
land Association Con
cludes Its Sessions.
were held in
The closing session of the thirty-eighth
annual meeting of the Maryland Associa
tionofthe New Church was held in the
Church of the New Jerusalem, Delaware
avenue and Washington street, at 7.30
kst evenmg.
The General l'astor.liev. Frank feewall,
of Washington, make a few remarks, in
which he referred to the fact that it was
Hie last session and they should all unite
in grateful praise to Providence for so
happv and useful a session.
lie expressed the belief that they
would continue in the work with re
uvd Iww and zeal.
Rev. Fred E. Waelchli, of Baltimore,
delivered the sermon of the evening.
lie read the fifth chapter of St. Mat
tliew, and chose for his text the fifty
' fourtli verse, which is as follows: "That
ve may be sons of your father which is
in Heaven; for He niaketh His sun to
rise on the evil and the good, and send
eth rain on the just and unjust."
He spoke in an interesting manner,
and touened upon various doctrines of
t h e new churcli which he claimed to be
. lrue c | lurc '| ) Hu id there was
i . - n conceit over his own
j ^ g and one i 8 liuDle to fall into a
couceited ftiabit which would close the
door against humility, lie said the
blessings of natural life, which are caused
by the sun and the rain, fall upon the
evil as well as the good.
]i e as je rted that God never withdrew
f rottl an y ()lie , although he appeared to,
and t | ltt t God's mercy was greater than
it was generally believed to be. He said
the evil receive often more than the
good, as He,JGod, is a perfect Father and
gives to each, according to his necessities,
s that which wi'l tend to his salvation.
He remarked that one often gels dis-.
I couraged at the slow growth of the New
| Church, but that the results to crown
their efforts were in God's hands, lie!
; leads all, he said, into the New Uhitrch,
to whom it is necessary for them to
obtain salvation. In all ages the Lord
Interesting
Wesley M. E. Cliurcti, Linden and Jack
son streets, yesterday, in commemora
tion of tiie eighth anniversary of tiie
chnrcb.
A special effort was made to raise $500
towards tbe payment o' the church dent.
Iiev. Dr. Robert Watt, of this city, had
general charge all day, and hi. earnest
appeals for cwntributions towards paving
tbe debt were generously responded to.
Tiie first service was held at 9 a. m.,
when the-e was a love feast, which was
well attended. The leader was Rev. W.
W. Siiarp, the pastor of the churcli. In
spiring hymns were sung, and a number
of those present made remarks. Rev.
Dr. Robert Watt delivered a very elo
quent sermon at 10.30 o'clock before a
large congregation.
The Sunday school connected with the
church met at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon and celebrated its anniversary.
There was another large audience pres
_ Rev. Dr. Watt directed the-exer
cises, ami was assisted by Superintend
ent Taylor Gross and ex-Superintendents
.lubes'. Hudson and Dr. George. Dr.
Heurv Baker, of Grace Church, made a
pleasing address.
Tbe scholars made a special effort at
raising the money toward paying the
debt and, as a result, it was reported
that the infant school had contributed
$12.50. The larger scholars first con
tributed $40 25. Further additions wire
made to this, and it mis finally decided
to credit the school with ail contribu
tions which should be made by persons
in tiie audience,
members of tiie school or not.
Quite a number of five and one dollar
contributions were made. Each person
contributing $1 was ciedited with hav
ing given one share.
Alter a share bad been announced as
having been contributed, Rev. Dr. Watt
checked a square on a blackboard on the
pulpit which was ruled up into squares.
Quite a number of persons who con
tributed did not desire to Iiave their
i announced by the collectors, who
stationed in the aisles, und so their
exercises
ent.
whether they were
names
were
contributions were known only as com
ing from friends of the church.
Rev. Dr. Watt had an earnest assistant
in ex-Superintendent Hudson, who took
the place of one of the collectors, and
with his genial smile succeeded in ob
taining additional shares from friends in
the audience.
The amount raised in the afternoon
was $117, which, together with amounts
received at the morning services left but
$122 to be raised in the evening. Rev.
John D. ltigg, editor of the Pmirmla
Methodi*t, acted as secretary in taking
the names and amounts of the eontnbu
tors.
At 7.30 last evening, Rev. R. L. Wat
kins, of New Castle, delivered an inter
esting sermon. Mrs. Fitch, a gospel
singer, with a sweet and strong voice
was present all day and rendered pleas
ing Gospel hymns.
The pulpit platform was decorated
with palms and cut flowers, and on the
wall back of the pulpit were small Amer
ican flags. It was a red-letter day in the
history of the congregation.
The remainder of the $500 was lifted
at tliis service.
ANNUAL MEETING.
The Maryland Association of the New
Church Concludes Ils Session
Here.
has provided for a true church. At one
time it was the Jewish, then the Chris
tian, and now, he claimed, it was their
church.
He gave an illustration of a number of
people on the roof of a house in a large
citv. They iiave something to tell to s
crowd of people down in the street.
Those on tiie roof Bay to those in the
street that if tiiey will steady the
they will descend and tell them the mes
sage. Those who assist are told first to
receive the message, and later the others
in the city obtain it. He said the people
on the roof were angels, and those injhe
street God's own true church,
angels would not descend to eartli if
there was not such a church, which tire
Lord always provides.
At the session yesterday morning at
10.30 there was a sermon by the General
Pastor, Rev. Frank bewail, followed by
Holy Communion.
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The
POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
What the Philadelphia Inquirer Has
to Say of the Situation
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In This State.
In referring to the political situation
in this State the correspondent of the
Inquirer, of Philadelphia, of yesterday
ga y g .
"No matter in which way the coming
election shall be decideu the people of
the Slate will have the satisfaction of
knowing that it was the best conducted
election held for along time. Matters
have changed since the lastelection. The
new Constitution made it impossible for
the Democratic registrars to act as they
pleased for the reason that it provides an
appeal to the Judges of the Court in
every case where there was a dispute,and
the good effect of this law was apparent
from the verv first. Every case of appeal
from the decision of the registrars
was decided in favor of the voter?
and the names were ordered added
to the lists. The Democrats at once saw
that it was useless for them to continue
to keep the names of Republicans off the
lists wlien the Court had the power and
was determined to add the name of every
man who had a right to have his name
there, and so the scheme was abandoned,
This is not the only change that is made
in the law, for the method of counting
the votes after they had been cast has
been changed and hereafter theie will be
no boards of canvass to botherthe people
ortoupsetthe will of the voters as was
done in Kent county last year. The vote
will be counted by the Judges of the
Court, and it will be counted honestly,
and in one half the time that was for
uierly required.
When all of the changes in the laws
are taken into consideration, in addition
thefact that the Republican puny is
united on one set of candidate*, while
the Democrats are knifing each ol her to
the marrow, it would appear that the
Republican party should have a walk
uver in this Stale at the coining election.
'•The party which the Republicans
have been fighting for a number of years
is a party which is as full of tricks as
the statute books of Delaware are full of
bad laws. It has alwavs some new
scheme to work and the leaders will
hesitate at nothing, in order to accom
plish their point. The outrage of two
years ago, bv which the will of the peo
pie of Kent county was completely up
set and a dozen men cheated out of »he
offices to which they were elected, was
no more daring than some of the other
plans which have been contemplated
and which would be put into effect
should the occasion arise. This (being
theense, it is the duty of every
lican in this State to work, and to work
steadily, from now until the election is
over, for the success if the Republican
ticket
"The chances are that iu the coming
election here will tie but little money
used. The new Constitution has piac
ticallv made that feature of elections ini
possible and the honest people of both
parties are glad that it has. It is true
that the use of money in the past has
been freuuentand disgraceful. Its use
was not confined to any political party,
hut any one who was Tinning for office
and had money was compelled to make
a generous contribution for campaign
purposes, and the chances were that
most, of this monev was used in buying
votes The situation of affairs has been
changed, and in the coming election the
voter will express his sentiments at the
polls. ,
The Democratic party entered this
campaign with a bad record. It entered
the contest with the record of having at
tempted to count out Republicans who
were elected in New Castle county at the
last election, with the record of having
counted out one of the candidates of its
own party to count in a man who was
considered to be of more use to the party,
with the record of having upset the will
of the people completely in Kent county,
and it followed up that record later in
its history by failing to pass a iiumberof
bills in the General Assembly which
were necessary and proper.
The failure of the last Legislature to
pass a> general corporation bill as re
quired under the new constitution, alone
has cost this State thousands of dollars.
Tiie power to grant charters was taken
from the General Assembly, and a new
general corporation bill was provided
tor, but this bill was never passed. In
consequence of this, people who desired
to secure charters for various enterprises
were compelled to go to other States if
they were corporations which were to
operate anywhere in the country, or to
do with a charter if it was desired to
merely form a corporation which was to
operate in this State. One corporation,
to do business partly in Delaware,
having a corporate capital o.f $5,000,000,
was compelled to go to another State for
its charter, and the State of New Jersey
received a fee of about $3,000 for a char-1
ter which might have gone into the
treasury of this State. There are numer-;
ous other cases which might be cited,
jUlie fundirof the State are at pres
ents at a ^^bb it s due to the mac
Don of the I)ei ,ocira^ its P»rty. ami not
due to the fact that the fetal e is poor.
The record of the last Democratic Gen
eral Assembly alone is sufficient to cause
the people of the State to give the Repub
licans a chance to administer the affairs
of State.
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ROBBED Oil I STREET
Walter Brown, of Philadelphia,
Relieved of His Valuables by
a Stranger.
WAS GIVEN KNOCK-OUT DROPS
The Victim Unable to Give an Accu
rate Description of the Plausible
Thief Who Secured Jewelry
and Money Amount
ing to $250
The boldest hold-up that lias occurred
in this city for a long time was per
petrated early Sunday morning. It oc
°" red iu the very centre of the town, and
the poor victim found his way to The
Sun office and reported the affair.
He appeared to be suffering from the
effects ol some powerlnl drug, as the
Pupils of his eyes were dilated.
He was half dazed and begged 10 be
given a place to sleep,
He managed, however, to re ate the
particulars of the affair in snatches and
state his name.
He said that lie waB \V a ter Brown, of
No. 1322 Green street, 1hiladelplna; that
lie came down to Wihuinington, and late
Saturday evening met a pleasant young
nian in the Clayton House,
Everything was live y and the time
seemed propitious for a 'hot tune in the
old town to-night, as the song goes,
Brown is in the neighborhood of
twenty-one years of age, and his com
pan ion was as old, it not older, and of
medium heighth. I
Brown remembered that he had a
proper time of it with his sporty-looking
friend for a time. Then there came a
b.uuk, and then he began to realize that
he wanted to sleep, but could not find a
place to uj down, and then discovered
that his valuables were gone, as was his
chum* , . , .
This friend, who is no doubt an *ex
pert at grafting, made a big haul,
. He got awav with a beautitul diamond
ring valued at fully $12o t a fine gojd
watch valued at $0o, and about *25 in
money. It was a big night s work, and
the gratter will have chicken everyday
for lunch for a time,
Brown could furnish The Sun with no
description of the thief, nor how he re
lieved biin of the stuff. ....
His vest was unbuttoned but hiscloth
ing was not torn, showing that there
was no attempt at resistance on the part
of Brown. How the drug or knock-out
drops were administered Brown could
not tell.
It 18 haelv that the rascal who robbed
him was out for big game,land seeing
Brown's diamond and bis roll of notes,
thought he would be worth plucKing.
Brown, although a Philadelphian, is evi
dently not up to the schemes of the
crafty grafters and was the easiest kind
of a victim.
He was taken to the City Hall, where
he told all he could about the, affair
which was very little. Later he was
taken in charge by friends. Ihe police
were directed to keep a sharp lookout
for the grafter, but with no description
of the party wanted, had to work in the
dark and so far have been unable to cap
ture him.
Repub--nese
, wrIslnlv T o DAY
MNAL UWJIBION io-liak.
Judges Will Sav Whether Mrs. Botkin
Shall be Given to Delaware
Auihoriiles
Special Dispatch to The Sun.
San Francisco, Cal., Get. 23.— The
question of Mrs. Ada C. Botkin's extra
dition to the Stated Delaware, for the
murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning and
Mrs. Dean with poisoned candy, was not
determined to-day. The live Judges who
heard the habeas corpus proceedings en
banc had promised their decision, but,
owing to the fact that one of their
number desired to look up some more
authorities, Judge Carroll Cook was com
| welled to announce a continuance until
] Monday noon, when the decision will
be given without tail.
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! Dover, Oct. 23.—In the event of the
] California Supreme Court refusing the
extradition of Mrs. Botkin, District At
j torney Posner, of San Francisco, acting
, under the instructiohs from Delaware,
j will at once serve notice upon Detective
McVey and the Sheriff that a writ of
| error is being taken out to act as a super
| ge das, bringing the case, at the instiga
I iffin of the Delaware authorities, directly
j before the Supreme Court at Washington.
An array ol Delaware's legal talent will
go to Washington with the strongest
j kind of arguments.
Judge Ignatius C. Grubb one o Dela
ware » best lawyers, and who will prob
ably be an associate on the bench at Mrs.
| Botkin's trial in the event of her being
, brought to Delaware, sit'd: Iain not as
thoroughly familiar with this case as I
would like to be, but my impression is
t hat the feupreme Court ot the United
states will very carefully guard against
the opening up of an avenue for crime,
and that this woman will certainlybe
construed to be a fugitive from justice.
Aliy decision that she is not would prac
tically admit of the sending of bombs, in
I fernal machines and death-dealing
j matter from one State to another with
; only punishment of a trivial nature
j threatening the perpetrators. I cannot
j discover any question of law that would
j make her constructively not a fugitive
from justice if she is not to be produced
: before a jury for trial for the crime with
which she is charged."
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M the aflernoon meeting of the Y. M.
c A terday Mr< Milligan spoke on
„ A ^ Koad ;„ addition to the regu
thorp was a vocal solo hv Mr
X ( 8 ^.' ,ct8 lhere wa * ft V0Cal 8010 by MP '
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John Haggertv and John O Day,
Camp Meade soldiers, are visiting friends
m this city.
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1ODR NEXT
UNITED STATES
SENATOR
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October 24 , 1898
ONE VOTE
FOR
During the past two weeks over 100
men have been employed in the town of
Thomas. Sullivan county, N. Y., in dig
ging ginseng roots, mostly for the Chi
market. It is highly valued in
China for its inedicina properties m com
batting fatigue and old age, and can only
be gathered in that country by Dermis
elnn of the Emperor. The Canadian
'Jesuits first began to ship the root to
China and sold it for $o a pound,
lhe men wno are searching lor ginseng
m Sullivan county walk from fifteen to
twenty-five miles a day in their rambles
through the brush and trees and earn
from $1 to *4 a day.
It takes three pounds of the green
roots to make one pound of the dry pro
duct, the latter bringing $4 a pound, the
highest price quoted this fall being $4.55.
A fair day's find of green root is two
pounds.
The root is becoming scarcer every
year. It is of slow growth, taking two
years to form a leaf, and eight or ten to
make the root of value. The age of the
root is determined by a little notch or
ring added each year to the plant.
Last year a root was found that was-o
or "{ years old, Usage bein'' determined
by the rings, and it made a very profit
at),e a " or i k l<) , J 1 , er * . l j! g "
i g« rH h* tt y e a P ,ece ot 1 u,< 5 r ° 0 ;, in tMe
ground to grow, and plant the seed,
which is inclosed in a pile red pod.
. Ihe ginseng, as is well known, glows
in a sandy soil, and it is understood that
Professor Harter, of^ Delaware College,
going'"to^xwrhnent in
Agricimuie, is going to experiment in
the matter of growing the root in Sussex
( Tlerethe soiHs verv sandv and the
.... "Co r bei ' '1 that the vihsene plant
P r ° f ^ 8 " r " r ?' n8 a e " g nt W e " t '
can n here in large qiiant'ties.
and eventually lx. maue to pay.
. , , . r
and fractured his right arm.
Ihe child was attended by I)r. Stem
i «cken.
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A VALUABLE HOOT.
An Experiment to be Made to Grow
Ginseng Root tn Sussex
County.
Opening Meeting.
The Independant Order of B'nai
B'ritli gave their opening meeting last
night at Eighth and Orange streets.
The presiding officer was Prof. Moses
Weil, the preliminary speakers being
Samuel Slessinger, Rev. A. B. Cohen and
Prof. Weil.
Charles Hoffman, of Philadelphia,
Grandmaster of the Order, delivered a
very eloquent address, on "Adeals and
Ambitions of Men."
A very entertertaining literary and
musical program was arranged, Prof.
Skiinnierhotu being very prominent in
the musical features.
While tbe refreshments were being
served Mr. James Cohen entertained
the audience with his grnphophone.
Right Arm Fractured.
Carl Lendintiem, aged six years, while
| playing in the yard of his home, No. 2
; Madison street, yesterday fell from a tub
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