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THE SUN. y A. «*••• VOL. II. NO. 878. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6,1898. ONE CENT Beaten at Every Point the Demo crats in Kent Will Offer Bribes. !«'■( VICTIMS WILL BE ARRESTED A Another Plan is to Get the Col ored Voters of Certain Sec tions Intoxicated and Place Them in Prison Until Wednesday. From a Staff Correspondent. Dover, Del., Nov. 6. —Three more days will witness the repudiation by the hon est Democracy of the Democratic leaders of Kent county who have disgusted all decent Democrats and disgraced the party to which they belonged for so many years. Democrats came forward every day with expressions of disgust at the thought of how the standard of the old Democra tic party in Delawarefhas been dragged in the mud by Kent county's leaders. Next Tuesday the vote of those Democrats who wish to purge the party of this stencil will be cast in the direction which will accomplish it. As the eve of election draws close, and the claims of each party have been weighed and considered, there is but one conclusion drawn by conservative think ers as to the result of next Tuesday's election in Kent county—the Republican party will carry the county by a ma jority ranging from 225 to 275. The organization of the Republicans in Kent county is complete. There is no organization in Kent county's Demo cratic for the reason that men wtio Xkfiavc tieeu Democrats for years, Demo crats who cannot to-day understand why they have allowed themselves to be led by men of such character as John D. Hawkins and John F. Saulsbury, have agreed in their own minds to repudiate these leaders and place the Democratic party once more in the position to com inand the respect and votes of all men who are Democratic by sentiment and would gladlv support the party under different conditions. The vote in Kent county is expected to be a great surprise. Republican leaders in making their estimates have been so conservative as to place in their columns only those whom they know are Re publicans. The estimates give to the oi> position all Democrats, allBingle Taxere, all floaters and all Regular Republicans whom it ifl thought will not Bimoort ft ^hUiotaHF&h all ttaffisysfil is claimed a majority of good size in the county and it is of course natural tore- P sume that from all this opposition some v votes may be exriected. Both Republican and Democratic lead ers declare that the election will be con ducted without the use of money. In face of that declaration no scheme in volving the use of money has been dis- a covered in which a Republican was oris interested except thp negro preacher, Collins, whom tho Kent County Court claims is guilty of giving another man one dollar with which to get registered. Tlie same cannot be said of the Demo crats. To-day a plan has been disclosed wnich lias for its object the annulment of ten Republican votes in eacli voting distric' throughout Kent countv. The inception of this plan made its ap pearance la-t night among a few Demo crats, part of whom are members of the county committee. Though 1 it was de- D> tided that the plan should involve tlie annulment of ten Republican votes in of each district, the particular manner in which this disfranchisement should be accomplished in each district was left to either the' committeeman or the partv workers in the several districts. So far efforts to elicit any information as to tho plan has failed, except in Kenton hundred. The description of ths plan in Kenton hundred comes from a Democrat, who, though not particular ly prominent in Democratic work, has, however, been in a positiou to be cog nizant of work being done. His dis closure is prompted by a feeling of dis gust for Kent county's Democratic lead ers, which dingust was occasioned bv the action of John D. llawkips in making a political speech at Brenford, Del., and yesterday at Kenton. Hawkins' condi tion at Brenford, lie claims, was dis graceful, and yet John D. Hawkins is one if not the leader of the Democratic party in Kent. It was Hawkins who, together witli James R. Lord and others, named the Kent county ticket. As explained by this Kenton hundred man the attempt to kill ten Republican votes in Kenton hundred is to bo in this manner. Democrats will go to certain men, both white and colored, whom it is thought would accept money, and to them state this "We can be some held to you if you will agree to remain away from the polls on Tuesday. No money is to be given you now, but sign this paper, agreeing to remain away from the polls, and we will be a help to you." If the man is one to be influenced and ILsign the paper, the scheme will then lfc. The Democrat who go him to sign will immediately inform on the signer, thereby turning State's evidence, and not being liable to the law, and Monday the signer will bo arrested and brought to Dover, charged with offering to receive a consideration for his vote. He will, of course, be placed in jail and not allowed to attend his polling place in order to vote. Ten men are hoped to be thus influenced in Kenton hundred. Ot other districts nothing is known. This is a plan most positively consid ered By the Democrats, and is thorough ly consistent with the desperate politics they are playing in Kent county this cam r" So the ri wil wo on & lic, and on n. The Democratic leaders in this county make a general claim of carrying the oaunty by 150 majority, but cannot sup port that claim by any particular speci fication of figures in any particular dis trict or hundred, except Duck Creek and are Little Creek hundreds. Duck Creek, they claim, will give 40 majoiity, and Little Creek 60. The former figure is less than one-half the ueual Democratic majority in Duck. Creek, and, hence, it can be seen that the Democrats of that hundred are not in the beBt shape possi ble. In that hundred, as well as others, the same feeling exists among the honest Democrats,that the party must be purged of John D. Hawkins, James R. Lord, Richard R. Kenney and John F. Sauls burv as leaders. Kenton hundred, in the Third Repre sentative, is claimed to be very close, and though previously Democratic the Democrats do not make any estimate as to the outcome there. The greatest uncertainty prevails as to the result in the First Senatorial Dis trict, where the fight for State Senator between Dr. I. C. Moore, Republican, and Stephen Slaughter, Democrat, has been a hard one. Neither party claims the Senator from this district. The Second Senatorial District contest favored. Frank Allee over Gildersleeve, and is so conceded by many Democrats. Mr. Allee has taken a stand for honesty in this campaign, and for election day proposes to see that not only in his dis trict, but all over the county an honest election is held. Honest Democrats and Republicans have determined that Kent county must and shall have an honest election and that the Democratic gang graced their party and themselves shall no longer wield control. In East Dover hundred the Democrats have arranged to get the colored men in toxicated, place them in jail and keep them locked up until Wednesday. who have dis AGAIN WARNED. Even Governor Ebe W. Tunnell recog nizes the fact that desperate politics will be resorted to by certain parties in the coming election, and, following in the footsteps of The Sun, ho on Friday last 188 4 e f the following proclamation, which, in itself, is sufficient to command an honest and fair election lor at least onc ® ln t * 118 Commonwealth: Whereas, The crime of bribery at elections has so increased in this State as to make public office the subject of barter and elective franchise a commodity to be shamelessly and openly purchased at the P°! ls > thus corrupting the morals of our citizens, substituting a purchased ver diet for the honest will ot the voters, an ^ disgracing the manhood of our pe°p| e and bringing shame and ruin on our state. . He tj 1 ® 11 recited section 7 of article 5 °* the New Constitution, and continuing says: And, ' Whereas, There are reasonable grounds for the belief that the above re cited provisions of the Constitution h&ve twn violated and will be violated in the payment of registration fees, for the pur P oae °f securing the registration of v . otel s and that the bribery and corrup tion, which at the last election in this State wa0 80 extensive,so disgraceful and 00 dangerous to oar institutions and morals as to shock derent, respectable an d. honest citizens of all parties, is a 8 a !' 1 being practiced, ' Therefore, 1, Ebe W. Tunnell, Gov ernor of the State of Delaware, in accord ance with the laws of this State and my duty as Executive thereof, to see that Hi® laws be faithfully executed, do hereby offer a reward of One Hundred Dollars ($100) to be paid by the State of Delaware, in each casi to any person or persons giving information which shall lead to the arrest and conviction of any person violating any of the provisions of Section 7, of Article 5, of the Constitu Don of Delaware, above recited, relating D> bribery at registration and elections, "And 1 do hereby request the Sheriffs of the several counties of the State, their deputies and bailiffs and all public officers of tlie State, to employ all lawful means to secure the arrest of persons violating the provisions of the Constitu Don relating to bribery at registration and elections." WENT DOWN IN A STORM. So Far as Known All on Board Were Rescued by I he Tug Merritt. Charleston, S. C., Nov. 5. —Tlie ocean tug Merritt put into Charleston this morning for supplies. She reported the loss of the cruiser Maria Teresa,raised by Constructor Hobson recently, off Sail Salvador, Bahamas, November 1, in tlie midst of a furious storm. The cruiser left Caimanera, Cuba, on the morning of October 30 in tow for New York. She had already passed Cape Maisi and started northeast around the Bahamas. A furious storm, warning of which had already been sent out, over took her, and in iier condition she was unable to weather the gale. Tbe strain opened rents in her hull which had been patched to enable her to make the journey, and she began to fill rapidly. The Merritt took off Lieuten ant-Commander Harris and the crew from the sinking Bhip, and she soon went down. The Merritt brought the Lieu tenant-Commander and 136 men, who proceed north by rail. No lives were lost as far as known. The Merritt is now at Quarantine, six miles from this city, communication with her being difficult. to will A Great Convenience. THE SUN building, No. 103 East Sixth street, Is open every hour in the year. For the convenience of tlie pub lic, postage stamps, postal curds, rev of , onue stamps, newspaper wrappers, special delivery stamps drafts, notes and receipt blanks have been placed on sale at iho busines- office, and mail addressed "Caro of THE SUN, Wil- and raington.Uel.," can bo secured at any hour of the day or night, Sundays and holidays. The public are invited to make use of this convenience. Belts of contrasting celor and material are often seen. is it The First and Second Battalions to Report for Mastering Oot To-morrow. THIRD BATTALION TO RETURN They Are Expected to Arrive Here on Tuesday—The Mayor and Others to Prepare for Their Reception—O rders Sent Out. The two battalions of the First Dela ware Volunteers will report at the Ar mory, Twelfth and Orange streets, to morrow morning at 11.30 o'clock, for the purpose of undergoing a rigid medi cal examination prior to being mustered out of service on November 10. This will take, at least, some time, and in the mean while,tbe Third Battalion will arrive from Camp Meade, Middle town, Pa., on Tuesday or Wednesday, also for the purpose of being mustered out of service. Mayor Henry C. McLear and others have interested themselves in tbe matter of giving the returning soldiers a recep tion. No plans have yet been made, and there will be no definite arrangements until something positive is known about the time for returning. The Mayor has formulated some ideas, however, and in all probability they will be acted upon. He suggests that a band be secured and that the Grand Army of the Republic and members of the battalions here be asked to meet the returning soldiers at the railroad station and escort them to the armory, making a street parade. He also favors providing lunch for the men as soon after their ar rival as possible, and assisting the offi cers in making them comfortable until they can go to their homes. As soon as the Mayor learns when the men are expected home, he will call a meeting of those interested and arrange for tho reception. The Wilmington Bicycle Club is in terested in the matter of receiving the returning soldiers, on the lines suggested by the Mayor. There is some talk of re questing the fire companies to partici pate in the parade. The bicycle club is to give its members in the regiment a banquet about the latter part of the month or early next month. Adjutant-General Corbin on Friday afternoon made provision whereby the qualified members of the First and Sec ond Battalions of the First Delaware Regiment, who are home on furlough, can vote on Tuesday next. Pursuant to a telegram received from Adjutant-General Corbin, Colonel Gordon of the First Delaware, issued an order providing for an extension of the furloughs of the men qualified to vote. The order is as fol lows: Headquarters First Del. Vol. Infantry, Wilmington, Del., Nov. 4, 1898. General Order No. 51. "By anthoritv of the Secretary of War, contained in dispatch dated Washington, D. C., November 4, 1898, a furlough of forty-eight hours, commencing at 12 o'clock Sunday night, is hereby granted all the officers and men of the field staff and band, and the First and Second Battalions of the First Delaware Volun teer Infantry, who are entitled to and wish to cast their ballots at the coining election. "The officers and men mentioned in the above section who are not entitled to vote at the coming election on Tues day, November 8, 1898, are not granted furloughs, under the provisions of this •rder." "By order of Colonel Gordon. (Signed:) "John M. Dunn, "First Lieut. First Del. Vol. Infantry. "Adjutant." As will be noted in the provisions of the order, all the men who are not quali fied to vote at the election will be obliged to report, as directed, to-morrow morn ing at 11.30 o'clock at the armory. On Wednesday morning at roll-call all the members of the battalion must answer to their names, or they will be deemed desei tere. i to for ed do a $1 and of A dispatch from Camp Meade, under dateofyester The First aware Battalion will leave for Wilmington, to be mustered out, Monday or Tuesday. The detach ment of 28 men and four officers who were sent to Columbia, S. C., this week, to prepare camp for the battalion, has been ordered to rejoin the battalion at camp as soon as possible. Adjutant Brown has gone to Washington with a petition signed by nearly 200 of the bat talion, including almost every man of Company G, asking to be detained in .the service. Open Revolt Against Handy. Special Dispatch to The Sun. Townsend, Del., Nov. 5. —A reliable canvass of both Appoquinimink and Blaekbird hundreds has been made and the indications are that the Republicans will make a clean sweep. The Democrats in both of these hun dreds are in open revolt against Hon. L. Irving Handy. Assemblyman Tavlor's Funeral. 8peclal Dispatch to The Sun. Townsend, Del., Nov. 5—The funeral of James Taylor, late Assemblyman, took place here to-dav. Services were con(lucte d bv Rev. Mr. Chandler, and interment was made at Townsend ceme tvry. Among those in attendance were Willard Saulsbury, George C. Roth well and Representative Donaldson. Typhoid Fever Patient. The Phoenix ambulance went to Cofield Beach yesterday afternoon and removed Walter Cofield, a soldier in the regular army, to Delaware Hospital. He is suf fering with typhoid fever. a The Last Speech Made at the Bijou Theatre Before a Large Audience. HOFFECKER FOR SOUND MONEY He Scores the Every Evening and Comes Out Openly—Ex-Sena lor Anthony Higgins Gives a Resume of the Crimes of 1890. The Republican mass-meeting held in the Bijou Theatre last night was well attended. A number of Republican clubs marched to the theatre in a body. The stage was decorated with palms aiid chrysanthemums. The First Regiment Band entered the theatre shortly after 8 o'clock. Charles B. Schirui and'Levi R. Thompson, both of Baltimore, who were to have been among the leading oratore of the evening were unable to be away from their State. Samuel A. Macallieter, Consul to ths Barbadoes, who expected that there tyould be a rather long list of speakers, arrived shortly after the meeting closed. Mayor Henry C. McLear presided. He introduced Hon. John H. Hoffecker as the next member of Congress from Delaware. Candidate Hoffecker was liberally ap plauded as lie stepped to the centre of the stage. He said: "I live in your sister county of Sussex, and as far as I am able to see, not from the returns, but from the comparisons of the registrations, we will carry Sussex, I mean carry it for the State ticket. Some districts will probably be carried by the Democrats, hut the State ticket will be given a majority in Sussex. "The meeting was a large one and we may say without doubt that everything seems harmonious and we have every as surance that Milford hundred will give not the usual or abnormal majority, but a good, round majority for the Republi can ticket. I can also assure you that Sussex and Kent counties will give ma jorities for the ticket. I would not stand up here and say that New Castle is not going to give a Republican majority also, for I believe it will. Yet I am not as well posted witli regard to it as to the others. There is one point I desire to take up for the benefit of my friend on the Every Evening. "I did not think any one doubted my soundness on the money question. Yet the Every Evening has published squibs from, time to time, demanding that I should say how I stood. This is, I think, a good time and place to answer those squibs. I do not think I can do better than to read from the platform of the Republican party in reference to the question." Here the speaker read the sound money plank ot the platform, which en dorsed the principles as laid down at the St. Louis convention and was adopted at Dover. Mr. Hoffecker continuing said: "This plank is as strong as any statement I could make. I believe in having a dollar that is worth a dollar. When I make up my pay roll for my men, if a man getB $1.50 a day, and draws $9 a week I want those $9 to be such that he shall be able to get with them anything worth $9, just as gold would do. If elected by your votes to Congress I shall claim to be recognized as belonging to the sound money party, and I have no idea that 1 will experience any difficulty in per suading them where l stand on the money question." He then spoke of intimidation of the colored votes by the Democrats and de precated the means they were resorting to to again carry the State. The Mayor then introduced ex-Senator Anthony Higgins. After giving an exhaustive view of the good derived under the present National Administration he spoke on local issues and said: "In 189G the Democrats declared for free silver, anarchy and socialism. The story of those years was four families in one house, no rents collected, mortgages foreclosed, etc. Times improved at once with the election of McKinley and the Dingley bill put away all fear from the minds of the people." He then said an article of interest to Mr. Saulsbury had appeared in a Phila delphia paper in reference to Mr. Gray. Mr. Gray, ho claimed, seems to be grow ing cold where heretofore he has been stiff in his gold views for he voted to pay the bonds. He added that under Delaware's new Constitution it was no longer possible for inspectors to undertake to falsify, raise or change returns. He next stated that he had been pull out of bed at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning in 1896 to stop election frauds, which resulted in persons getting mild sentences by the court, but they won't it again. They stole a State conven tion. Enough districts were thrown out, he continued, to elect a senator, as the Democrats needed the senator to acquire majority. "The iniquitous delinquent law is gone, and now we have the second degree—the a head. This issue—$1 a head—is the most important of the campaign." In conclusion he said: "We should have a free ballot and manhood suffrage; a man given a vote because lie is a man; no distinction be tween ricli and poor. This issue lias re united the Republicans. "The division made in the State is nearly equal, and the old game of Kent and Sussex, or New Castle and Sussex, two counties making a majority, is all over. "In conclusion let me say, vote the Republican ticket; vote it on the State ticket, city ticket and county ticket." Velvet incrustation on cloth gowns is favorit wa, « w forty or fifty million uo. based upon the belief that [ tl ROUND ABOUT TOWN. Shirts are made much fuller and longer than formerly. William Vickory will remove to this city from New Castle. Miss Emma Choate, of Newark, visited in this city yesterday. A Bupple, flowing effect is the notice able point of the smartest gowns: Judge and Mrs. Westcott, of Camden, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.Fritz to-day. Miss Florence Ensor.of Baltimore,who has been visiting Miss A. Louise Elliott, lias returned home. The City of Chester did not make its early morning trip yesterday, owing to the heavy fog. The Pusey & Jones Company will close its plant at 3.30 o'clock on Tuesday, to give the men a chance to vote. Patronize home merchants. All com modities are just as fine in material and as cheap in price as those purchased elsewhere. Tho Christian Endeavor Society of St. Paul's M. E. Church, will celebrate its twelfth anniversary this evening at 7.30 o'clock. in 8 Mrs. Julia E. Douty and Miss M. Katharine Douty have returned from a pleasant visit to friends in Delaware City. Tho thi-t., noi, ■ . „ 8nn itvsehloPf p- ann ' vc r? ar y th , e u Hi^ ho of Epwortli M. Church n'ldnet cele b ra, ®d thls afternoon at 2 ' A Redemptorist Mission will begin to-1 day at St. Joseph's Church, on the Brandywine, with solemn High Mass at 10.30 a. in. The thirtieth anniversary of the Sab bath School of West Presbyterian Churcli will be celebrated to-dav with appropri ate exercises. Mrs. Susan Sutton aged 78 widow of Ephraim H, Sutton, die'd Friday at her residence, near Rose schoolhouse. A military supper will be given on Tuesday evening, November 22, by the ladies of St. Joseph's Church on the Brandywine. Charles Bencsik, of Cincinnati, 0., who has been spending two months as the guest of William C. Popp, in this city, has returned home. The principal orators at the Republi can mass meeting last evening Charles R. Schirm and Levi A. Thomp son, of Baltimore, Md. Miss S. Gretta Mahan, of Salem, N. J., a young newspaper and magazine writer, has been spending a few days with friends in Wilmington. John A. Deering, the Chester county banker who was killed in a runaway near Chester, was well-known in this city to a large circle of friends. The clearings in the local banks for the week ending at noon yesterday amounted to 1790.720, against $720,071 for the same period of last year. At the residence of her son-in-law, W. T. Houpt, No. 807 West Tenth street, funeral services were held yesterday morning over the remains of Mrs. Rachel Missimer. Mrs. Ballington Booth, one of the most noted woman orators in the world, will lecture on "The Work of the Volunteers of America" at theNew-Century Club to morrow evening. The Rev. E. S. Holloway, ^pastor of West Thirty-third Street Baptist Church, of New York city, will preach each even ing next week, beginning on Tuesday, at Bethany Baptist Church. Building Inspector Cassidv has granted to Mary D. Defino, of No. 702 Spruce street, and Charles II. Anderson, of No. 704 Spruce street, permits to build addi tions to their residences. J. S. Crosby, of New York, will ad dress a Single Tax mass meeting, on Monday evening, November 7, from 8 to 9 o'clock, and from 9 to 10 o'clock, he will address an out-door meeting at Fifth and Market streets. I I years, on were John Banks, of No. 100 West Fourth street, left his horse unhitched at Eighth and Orange streets, yesterday morning. The horse rambled away and at West Eighth street a car struck one wheel, breaking several spokes and bending the axle. A cow supposed to be the property of Mrs. Mary Anker, of No. 231 Fifth ave nue, was struck yesterday morning by the locomotive drawing a B. & O. Rail road passenger train at Eighth avenue. It was subsequently killed, as one of its legs had been broken. A grand concert will be given in the Opera House on Tuesday evening, for the benefit of the Sarah White Home for Aged Colored People. The well-known Jubilee Singers of North Carolina, have been engaged for the occasion as well as Professor Wright's Military Band of this city. Miss Mendenhall, Professor A. H. Berlin, Miss Edwina B. Krause, or any member of the oommittees having charge of the bazaar to be held November 28, in Pyle's Cvcle Academy, by the Teachers' Beneficial Association, will receive dona tions from those desiring to contribute to the affair. Miss Florence Ilannum was tendered a very pleasant surprise party on Thurs day evening at her home, No. 902 Market street, in honor of her sixteenth birth day. Mubic was furnished by Joseph Ackerman and Paul Kesitch, and tho evening was passed in a very delightful manner. At the me'ting of Wilmington Lodge, Ancient Order of United Workmen, on Thursday evening, 40 members added to the roil and 57 applications were received. The claim of tlie Wil mington Lodge is that its Mogullian branch is rapidly growing. Lieutenant-Commander Marix, the lighthouse inspector of this district, left on Friday on the lighthouse tender Zi zania on his first trip down the Delaware river and bay to inspect the different lights and buoys, so as to make himself familiar with the great waterway from the ocean to Wilmington and Philadel phia. were and this its to to St. its A Brilliant Scheme Hatched by a Democratic Council in Kent County. PERJURERS FOR MONEY A Just Provision of the New Election Law to be Perverted to Cover and Assist Fraud at the Vot ing Places. Special to The Sun. Dover, Del., Nov. 6. —At the council of the Democratic leaders in this county held to-night it was decided to resort to the use of a right given in the new elec tion laws as the final plan by which the Democratic party may hope to carry Kent county. M. , The right which they have decided to a US(! of is that portion of the elec u h M 1 as ^f rt8 ' '"V ar ) y ® lector i shall be challenged, and the challenger | take an oath before the inspector that , e | the elector has been bribed, then the in , spector must accept that oath as con 2 elusive, and shall not allow said elector | to vote. The electors so challenged must to-1 accept this decision, and, consequently, have no redress until after the election at has passeu and his vote lost. In the plan mapped out by the Demo cratic ring of Kent county here to-nigLt, tlie right assured in the election law is not to be used as a right but is to be abused. Tbe plan is to swear against Republicans, principally colored voters and ignorant whites, and in no 'case against men in whose case the in spector would feel sure the oath was not sincere. The plan is to be worked only in view of the failure of such schemes as the Democrats are now working to keep a sufficient number of Republican voters from the polls. If colored men cannot be gotten drunk and thus arrested to be jailed until after election, or cannot be per suaded to sign agreements to away irom ttie polls for a consideration and then to be arrested for offering to re ceive that consideration, as is contem plated in Kenton hundred—if these plans fail then the oath regarding bribery will be taken in wholesale lots on election day. on remain Although men who are in the same class as those to be challenged are ex pected to take the oath on Tuesday, yet iu two cases, it is stated to-night a't 9 o'clock, leaders long since disreputable are to perjure themselves in this final desperate effort to carry the county for County Chairman Hawkins, R. R. Ken ney, L. Irving Handy and other Demo cratic leaders. A terrible condition of affairs may pre sent itself in this county on election day if this last scheme is attempted, as the only resource left the Republicans for protection against such action would be to fight back at the same method. This would be the means of many men m party losing their votes. On the eve of election it looks very much as though Kent county will experience trouble in its conduct of this election. Tlie Democratic ring is dying hard, and in its desperation is supported by the men whom it nominated on the county ticket, who are Handy men and in favor of any method by which Kent county's legislative nominees can get to the Gen eral Assembly, there to vote for Handy for United States Senator, and to do the bidding of Hawkins and the other Kent county leaders. each MAY CONVICT MRS. BOTKIN. Attorney Gcnerul White Asked to Send Important Witnesses to San Francisco. Special Dispatch to The Sun. Dover, Del., Nov. 5. —Attorney Gen eral Robert C. White received a letter from the authorities at Sail Francisco to night, in which the Attorney General is advised that the chances are extreme ly good for a conviction in the case of Mrs. Botkin, if Delaware will present her witnesses. There will bejabout seven subpomaed by the California authorities, and it is a mature conjecture whether or not that this State will be expected to pay the witnesses' expenses. Ex-Congressman John B. Penington will start in a few days for San Francisco to give evidence in the case of Mrs. Cor delia Botkin, charged with the murder of Mrs. J. P. Dunning. It is said that his information and evi dence alone can almost convict Mrs. Botkin. Mr. Penington, who lias heretofore re fused all interviews and declined to make public any of his knowledge of the crime, yesterday made public some of the most incriminating points. He is still visibly affected by the great blow that befell his home last August. * On the night of November 8, THE* SUN will issue extras every hour be ginning at O o'clock. The election re turns of tho entire 'country will be published in these special editions as well as complete and comprehensive reports from every voting place in Delaware. Elaliorato preparations have been made for this service, aad readers of THE 8UN can depend upon receiving, not only the first retnrns, but the most complete returns. New s dealers anil newsboys will do well ta make arrangements now for Election Extras. Over 15,000 copies of THF< SUN were sold last election night when seven editions of the paper were Issued.