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W-\ r -.mm fFTp, - fm t M SUN THE IS! ONE CENT WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1898. VOL. II. NO. 880. t Democrats Arrest Several Negro Voters Who Are Admitted to Bail at Once. ALL REGISTERED MEN TO VOTE Any Man Who is Challenged Has Out to Swear the Charge is Untrue nnd He Can Vote—Charles G. Collins Released on Habeas Corpus. Special Dispatch to The Sun. Dover, Del., Nov. 7.—There was con siderable excitement in Dover this after noon when it became noised around that Joshua Parker, colored, one of the recognized leaders among the colored voters of Kent county, had been arrestM on the charge of bribing a voter to re main away from the polis to-morrow. Enos C. Hickey, a white man, was iiis accuser, and knows that Parker had offered him $10 to dig ditches on his (Parker's) farm to-morrow. At the hearing Parker promptly gave bail, ex-Sheriff John McDaniel, a Demo crat, going on his bond. Directly after Parker's arrest and re lease the constables brought in Alex ander Tillman, another colored man, horn North Murderkill. Tillman wuh charged with bribing a fellow colored man to register. In this case also bail promptly furnished, and Tillman, like Par ker, walked out a free man to cast his ballot to-morrow. This bailing business, evidently, was a phase of the game the Democrats had not counted on, and, though it is said they hud affidavits filed for other arrests, they quit short off, and thus one of their plans, the locking up of voters, fell flat. was Hardly had Tillman's case been fixed when tiie Rev. Charles G. Collins, tlie colored preacher, who was adjudged guilty of bribery last week and sentenced by tlie Judges, also walked a free man. A writ of liabeas corpus had been sworn out and Judge Pennewill ordered his release on bail, pending an appeal to the Supreme Court of Delaware. Twelve hundred dollars bail was de manded, and six men representing prop erty worth one hundred and fifty thou sand dollars went on his bond. They are Paris T. Carlisle, Jr., John,!. Connor, Samuel E.Saxton,Joseph Frazier,William E. Davis, William M. Prouse. These are all men of the highest standing and they all openly say that no one believes Col lins guilty. All feel assured the charge was trumped up for effect by the Demo crats, but it has proved a boomerang. The colored element all over the coun ty are afire, and colored voters whom the Democrats might have manipulated a week ago will go dead against them to morrow. The arrests of Parker and Tillman has intensified this feeling, and respectable conservative Democrats are also express ing their disgust at what they term damnable outrages. Chairman Alleeistbe most enthusias tic man in town to-night. He says the county is Republican and all the trickery the Democracy is capable of cannot change the result. One point the Republicans here desire The Sun to make plain; that is no chal lenges can to-morrow deprive a voter of his vote, if the challenged party if will ing to make affidavit that the charge is not true. it is rumored here to-night that a scheme is to be worked by the Democrats to bluff colored voters by claiming that a challenger can make affidavit and tlie voter then lias no say. Tlie law is plain; the oath of the challenged party is con clusive. Thirty-five Pinkerton men came down tlie Delaware road to-night and they have been detailed to every voting pre cinct in tlie county. Those who arrived at Dover scattered immediately to their posts. A squad also went to Sussex. These men are all in tlie employ of the Union Republican party. A Midnight Alarm. At midnight Chairman Neary put on foot a project to put Democratic Peace Officers at tlie polls, notwithstanding his agreement not to do so. If lie persists in carrying out this scheme Sheriff Flinn will swear in Republican Deputies and riots are almost sure to result. There are 100 Pinkertons in the State now and so long as only the local police appear at the polls nothing will bo done by tlie detectives. In tlie event of rioting they will prove powerful'aids to tlie local police. If there is a riot tlie blame will he Neary's. A Great Convenience. THE SUN building. No. 10» East Sixth street, is open every hour in the year. For the convenience of the pub lic, postage stamps, postal cards, rev enue stamps, newspaper wrappers, special delivery stamps, drafts, notes and receipt blanks have been placed on sale at the business office, and mall addressed "Care of THE SUN, Wil mington,Del.," can be secured at any hour of the day or night, Sundays and holidays. The public arc invited to make use of this convenience. Judgment Given. Judgment has been entered in Phila delphia courts by Lucy S.Pierce,who was assignee of the administrators of Sarah W. Spottswood, for the payment of note for $3,000, which, she alleges, Lewis Reimer owes to the estate. HOUND ABOUT TOWN. Joy that isn't shared w ith somebody else dies young. Remember that difficulties are only made to overcome. The only way to keep your job is to discharge your duties. Miss Edith Edge, of West Grove, is the guest of relatives in this city. Extensive improvements are being made at John A. Lengel'a Bavarian Brewery. The kryolitc hark Greenland will be repaired at the wharves of the Jackson & Sharp Company. Constable Porter, of Newport, reports that tramps have been annoying people in and near the town. Mrs. Susannah B. Clement,of lladdon field, N. J., is the guest of her son Allen B. Clement, in this city. B. Frank Lytle, of this city, a member of the First Delaware Itegiment, is recov ering from a serious illness. William P. McConnell has presented to handsome flags to the Friendship Fire Company of which he is a mem ber. The managers of the Minquadale Home held a meeting yesterday after noon at the new Century Club build ing. The barge F. Moran brought a load of cement from Roundout, Now York, to tlie Charles Warner Company yester day. The new issue of Trans-Mississippi postage stamps recently received by Postmaster Browne are rapidly being sold. The Daughters of the Leaion of the Red Cross will hold a meeting this evening, and a full attendance is de- sired. -■The steam pilot boat Philadelphia will leave Philadelphia on Saturday next for her cruising grounds, off the Delaware Capes. A concert will he given at the Grand Opera House this evening for the benefit of Sarali White Home for Aged Colored People. W. N. Whiteman and G. Whiteman, members of Company L, First Delaware Regiment, are visiting relatives near Chester. The regular meeting of the Society of Natural History held a meeting last night. Mrs. J. P. Pyle read a paper on "Linicus." State Detective Bernard McVey left San Francisco early on Friday morning last and is now hurrying across the continent. On Thursday evening, November 17, tlie Church Club, of Delaware, will give its annual dinner at the New Century Club building. The Church Club of Delaware will give its annual dinner at the New Century Club building on Thursday evening, November 17. • Mrs. Bridget Mullin, aged 59 years, died on Sunday of paralysis at her resi dence, No. 19 South Justison street. She was a native of Ireland. A valuable horse owned by Bernard Beste was killed yesterday afternoon as it was Buffering from lockjaw, caused by a nail running in its hoof. The proposed reopening and rededica tion of Asbury M. E. Church, which was scheduled for November 13, has been postponed until November 20. Botli night and day forces of patrol men were summoned before Chief of Po lice Dolan last evening and instructed as to their duties on election day. The body of Mrs. Susan Tntton, aged 78 years, of near Rose Hill School House was buried yesterday afternoon in Wil mington and Brandywine Cemetery. Letters testamentary have been g-anted to William H. Horn on the estate of the late Martha J. Wilson; also on the estate of G. H. Jirown to Harry Emmons. Albert S. Johnson has accepted a posi tion as clerk witli the Diamond State Iron Company, having resigned his po sition as clerk at the Central National Bank. The Street and Sewer Department has completed all street work except that made necessary by the B. & (). bridge at Pennsylvania "avenue and Fourteenth street. The Diamond State Iron Company lias received a large contract from the gov ernment to furnish for use in the army iron hooks on whicli to hang din ner pots. The Young Woman's Christian Asso ciation will hold its monthly social to night, and a spelling bee will be given for the entertainment of the members and friends. At the meeting of the Washington Lodge, K. of P., last evening, S. J. Willey made an address on the subject, "Personal Reminiscences of Justus II. Rathbone." By patronizing home merchants once, you will do bo again, for the reason that you will ascertain that you can get as good an article for as cheap a rate as in any other city. Contractor John H. Harkins on Sat urday completed the laying of a cement floor around a new electrical plant just put in Grrrett & Barr's morocco factory on Second street. Commissioner Scott, lor the United States Internal Revenue Department, has decided that a tax must be placed on all estates worth over $10,000 at tlie time of the decedant's death. At a meeting of tlie Wilmington M. E. Preachers' Association yesterday morn ing, Rev. J. W. Kasbey read a paper on opposing territorial expansion on die part of tlie United States. Corporal William C. Hogan, of Com pany D, Second Pennsylvania Regiment, which spent some time at Montcliamn, died on Saturday at his residence, No. 1916 Brown street, Philadelphia. Morris & Company, electricians, No. 11 East Eighth street, have received an order for two Crocker-Wheeler motors to be used for goverment work at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Cali fornia. The Second Dastardly Attack Upon lion. George Gray Appears. SIGNATURES ARE PURE FAKES Here is the Full Text <>1' a Malicious Publication Inspired and Is sued for the Sole Purpose of Making a New Cam paign Issue. Following close upon Jeiomc Bell's dastardly attack upon George Gray cc mes a second and, if possible, a more in genious bit of political deviltry. This second attack takes the form of a circular which includes a letter signed "J. S. Bowtell," and "Hiram J. Clark" is the name of the "clerk" who appar ently fathers the circular. Here is a complete copy of the circular: Honest Democrats. The Traitors of '90 are again at work! Fellow Democrats of Sussex County: The Delaware Gold Bug Organization of 1890, which placed young Bayard in the field against L. Irving Handy, and voted for Fanner and Buckner against William Jennings Bryan and Sewell, our candi dates, is again at work. They have never lost their organiza tion, "and are yet acting under the con trol of the so called "National Demo cratic Sound Money Party." Orders have been issued by the National Organization to the members everywhere to work for the defeat of every Congres sional, candidate known to be in favor of the free coinage of silver. In proof of this the Associated Press dispatches pub lished in all the papers only a week ago stated that General Palmer, the "Sound Money" candidate for President, had announced that in his district he will vote for the Republican eandidale for Congress, because the Democratic candi date "is a Free Silver man." and the executive committee of the National Sound Money Democratic party, as they call themselves, have issued private ap peals to their followers all over the country to do the same, their motto is, "Cut every Free Silver Democrat and vote for Sound Money Republicans in their stead." Fellow Democrats, this is their scheme: We will cut L. Irving Handy, and also every legislative candidate known to fct in favor of a free silver United States Senator. Their orders are to retain George Gray, who aided to defeat us in 1896, and whose son was the leader of the gold-bug bolt in Delaware. Now, men, shall we let these 800 gold bugs rule us? Shall we train in like whipped curs and vote for their George Gray can didates, or shall we act like men? Show these traitors and their tools that the Democrats of Sussex are not to be hood winked or led by the men who stabbed us in 1800. In the name of the Chicago platform let us cut the tools of these men who ttnocmtic tteke If the Republican' President, whom they helped to elect, wants George Gray returned to the United States Senate, «!»'»■"» •*" * ' ole '' We Democrats of New Castle county who voted for Bryan in 1896, against these traitors, will not now sink our own principles at the request of George Gray's leaders, and vote for their men while they cut our own Congressional nomi nee, L. Irving Handy, to elect the Re publican gold bug John II. Iloffecker. We will show them two can play at that game, and we will cut every George Gray legislative candidate in New Castle county. Men of Kent will stand by us, and we believe the true Democracy of .Sussex will also. Tlie following letter has been secretly sent to every gold bug Democrat in Dela ware. Ask'William Ross, candidate for State Treasurer, orcx-Governor Stockley, both of whom went to Indianapolis two years ago and helped to nominate Palmer and Buckner, to deny it, ask any gold bug you know to deny it. Here is the letter. Headquarters Delaware Branch National Democratic Sound Money Party. Wilmington, Del., October 30, '98. My Deak Sir: Tlie Free Silver craze is as rampant as ever. It will show its liydrajtiead in the next Congress if enough men are sent there to maze it an issue; you know they had nearly enougli strengtli in the last Senate to carry out their fantical ideal. Vigilance is de manded. Two years ago we voted for a principle in Delaware. On November 8 we must do the same.' It is principles, not.men, with us now, as it was then; no party lines must stand in the way of the performance of our duty; this fantical craze must be defeated at all hazards. Remember your duty. We voted against Bryan, Sewell and Handy in 1896; we must vote against Handy and eyery Free Silver candidate now on tlie Democratic ticket in Delaware. George Gray and John H. Iloffecker are Sound Money men. Your duty is plain; perform it as you did in '96. Yours, J. S. Bowtei.l, Executive Committee. Again we say, let any gold-bug deny that he received this letter. Yours for the platform adopted at Chicago, Fellow Democrats of New Castle County, Hiram J. Clark., Clerk. A careful investigation fails to locate either Bowtell or Clark, it has been suggested thqt the "Bowtell" is intended to convey the impression to the casual reader of Mr. Rossell, who was identified with the Democratic gold forces in this county. Clark is absolutely a fake. There is no such a person in Wilmington and it is a certainty that John S. Rossell could not and "would not be a party to any such proposition. In no possible way could lib be connected with'it and the very far-removed Bimilarity in names ia merely a clue to the aim of the scoun drel who inspired the circular. This is but one of the many desperate and cowardly means adapted to bring about the defeat of Mr. Gray. BRIBERY MAY BE CHARGED ■ Statement Made That Congressman Handy's Secretary Will be Arrest ed—Want Votes Purchased. Special Dispatch to Tin: Sun. Smyrna, Del., Nov. 7.—The statement is made here to-night that Robert Y. Wallen, of Clayton, Kenton hundred, private secretary of Hon. L. Irving Handy, will be arrested to-morrow morning on the alleged charge of send ing letters through mails, offering bribes to voters to support Mr. Handy for Con gress. It is said that Dr. T. C. Moore, Union Republican candidate for State Senator in the First District of Kent county, lias the letters in his possession and will is sue a warrant for Mr. Wallen's arrest to morrow. But very little credence is given the report here. I. N. Mills, Regular Republican can didate for Representative in the Third Election District, says that he will bury John W. Houston, Union Republican nominee in the same district, so deep that he will not be heard from for six years. In order to do this he intends throw ing his support to Samuel M. Taylor, Democrat. The colored men are going around of fering their votes for sale, and say they will not vote unless paid. Both parties are claiming the county. Bpecto i Dispatch to The sun. Georoetown, Del., Nov. 7 -Word was j"?"""ed by the respective Union Repub. bean chairmen of Kent and Sussex counties to-day t | 1 '® t tl'e Democrats in ssi.a.'sssrbsisysa be alio wed to deposit their ballot. SINGLE TAX MEETINGS. A. R. Saylor Adopts a Novel Method to Conduct His Campaign in Fourth District. An enthusiastic mass-meeting was held in Turn Hall last evening when they wound up the campaign. It was largely attended. George W. Kreer presided, and ad dresses were made by Frank E. Brand, Alexander Sterlitz and a number of other prominent Single Taxers. A. R. Saylor, publisher of the Justice and candidate for Representative in the Fourth District, made an unique canvass last night. Mr. Saylor secured a team and, headed by a brass, band drove all through his district, delivering speeches. A large gathering followed him to the different corners, where tie espoused the cause of Single Tax. I WILL SWEAR EVERY VOTER. Democrats of Kent and Sussex Are Still Pursuing Their Intimi dation Schemes. IHSTRICT DEPUTIES. Grand Chancellor Williams. Knights of Pythias. Announces His Committees. The following district deputies have been appointed for the ensuing year by Grand Chancellor R. Harry Williams, of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, Knights of Pythias: District N». 1, comprising Lodges Nos. 9 and 10, Grand Prelate Edward L. Bce son. No. 2, comprising Lodges Nos. 2, 3 and 7, G. V. C. Charles II. Simmons. No. 3, comprising Lodges Nos. 1, 4, 8 and 13, G M. at A. Charles II. Lippin cott. , 6 No. 4, comprising Lodges Nos. 5 and 16, L. M. Whiteman, G. O. G. No. 5, comprising Lodges Nos. 10, 12 and 14, G. I. G. Samuel Ii. Carson. No. 6, comprising Lodges Nos. 17 and 18, M. M. Hill, P. C. The following committees for the year have been appointed: Legislation—Thomas Mullan, Jr., of Lodge No. 4; William O'Connor, No. 6; William Simmons, No. 2. and Grievances—James B. Tucker, No. 4! Frank Woolley, No. 1; N. II. Hutchins, No. 10. Returns and Credentials—.!. K. P. Morris, No. 1; John I). McCrea, No. 19; P. J. Ahren, No. 8. Foreign Correspondence—Joseph C. Jolls, No. 12; William A. Mullin, No. 16; Lewis F. Adair, No. 13. Printing—M. L. Garrett, No. 6; Wil liam J. Moreland, No. 7; George W. Moore, No. 1. State of the Order—Thomas N. Fore man, No. 4; Joseph Cash, No. 2; W. S. Melsen, No. 17. Finance and Mileage—Aquilia J. Hy land, No. 3; George W. Lecates, No. 18; Samuel L. Fell, No. 4. A St. Georges Weil Claimed. Middletown, Del., Nov. 7. —Gustave Ilushebeck, Caleb .T. Freeman, E. R. Cochran, Jr., and William R. Reynolds, prominent Democratic party workers in St. Georges hundred, predict Democratic victory in ti.at hundred. Joseph .Tolls and Merritt Willits are equally confident that the Republicans will carry St. Georges hundred by a fair majority. a a Store Itobbed. Burglars entered tlie store of R. C. Brockson at Blackbird hundred, on Sat urday night, and stole several pairs of shoes, dress goods, a gold watch and $30 in money. Kent County Practically Con ceded to the Union Re publicans. BIG VOTE FOR HOFEECKER Interviews With Dr. George W. Mar shall and Other Leaders in Old Kent by a Staff Correspond ent Who Reports Them Accurately. From a SUIT Correspondent. Mii.ford, Nov. 7.—There is a great deal of speculation here to-night as to the results of to-morrow's voting in the quiet little town of Milford. The major ity of the citizens who were i nterviewed to-day were of the opinion that the Union Republican ticket would be the winner. Some of the leading Democrats thought, there was a possibility of Democratic success, but confidentially admitted that the outlook is poor for Democratic vic tory. It is estimated that there are one hun dred and fifty floaters in this place. There was a Democratic mass meet ing at the Central Hotel to-night. Hon. John W. Causey, ex-Congressman, was chosen chairman. John D. Hawkins, chairman of the Democratic Executive County Commit tee, Congressman L. Irving Handy and Hon. William F. Causey, were thespeak Mr. Causey spoke on the provisions of the new Constitution, and urged that the election be conducted strictly according to law. He spoke feelingly on the sub ject of vote buying by both parties, and hoped that the day would be close at hand when it would be thoroughly eliminated from every election in Dela ers. ware. Mr. Causey made no personal charges in his address. Speaking on the situation he said: "I think on a square, honest vote that the Democrats will carry tlie county." Ex-Congressman John W. Causey in an interview said: "I have nothing to say in regards to tlie situation, excepting that the Demo crats are going to hold tlie election strictly according to the new Constitu tion and that they are not going to use any money, and if the Republicans will do likewise I feel confident of Demo cratic success." Dr. Marshall, Chairman of the Union Republican County Executive Commit tee, in speaking of "the situation said: "It is going to be a close battle on the county ticket in Kent, but we will win, and believe we are absolutely certain to carry six (6) election districts electing six (6) members to the General Assem bly, and that there are potentialities of electing five (5) more from Kent. The Democrats concede in the State ten (10) members to the General As sembly from New Castle county, six (6) from Kent, seven (7) from Sussex, mak ing atotal of twenty-three (23) absolutely sure for the Republicans. There are within the State eighteen (18) members of the General Assembly whose election majorities will range from two (2) to twenty-five (25). Out of these eighteen (18) exceedingly doubtful Districts the Union Republi cans ought to be able to get four (4), which will give them twenty-seven (27) members in the Legislature on joint bal lot which is majority and will enable them to elect the next United States Senator from Delaware. Having once caught the rabbit with tlie twenty-seven (27) votes the Union Republican party will discuss how the rabbit shall be cooked. Tlie Union Republicans have tlie colored vote almost solid. Hon. S. John Abbott, the Union Re publican candidate for State Senator from the Fifth Senatorial District, in discus sing the situation said: "Everything in the Fifth Senatorial District is in as good a condition as pos sible, and nothing can turn the tide for the Democrats except a barrel of money. I feel confident of being elected by the usual majority, and expect nothing but a peaceful election." Mr. Abbott is one of Milford's leading busincs men, and has conducted his campaign without the use of a copcer. A betting man of Milford, widely known through Delaware as a man who can size up political situations, says: "Iloffecker will win in New Castle two hundred majority (200). In Kent bv one hundred majority (100)." 'Dr. Pleasanton, candidate for Demo cratic Senator from the Fifth (5) Sena torial District, when interviewed said: "1 have nothing to say whatever about the election. To-morrow will tell the tale." When asked whether he thought that Democrats would carry Kent county, said: "I don't know. Tlie Republicans usually have 200 to 300 majority out of the 1,800 votes cast, but if they win this time it will not be by nearly as large a majority." "Jr." lias been added to the name of Mark L. Davis, the candidate fotRepre sentative on the Union RepiRfiican ticket. The Republican ticket giveS his name correctly, and men were sent out today instructing all persons voting for Mr. Davis to do so on the Republican ticket. This will save all of Mr. Davis' votes. Mark Davis, father of Mark L. Davis, speaking of I'nion Republican outlook said: by "I feel sure the Union Republicans will win. The only thing I am afraid of is the floaters." The Democrats propose to challenge a great many voters. The Repub licans think it is a scheme to delay so many at the polls that it will give time to close the booths before a lot can have a chance to vote. • XXXX XXXXTQKCXKXXXXXXXKXm* I OUR NEXT UNITED STATES SENATOR > November 8, 1898 X I ONE VOTE FOR x >' NAME*! - ADDRESS: v * >1 X • XXXXXXXXKXlGf XXXA XXXXSGCXX* The opportunities of the public at large to vote for the man of their choice for United States Senator are con spicuous for their absence. The Sun offers an opportunity for everybody to express their opinion as to who'is the best man to represent the in terests of the Diamond State in the councils of the nation. This is an opportunity that has never before been accorded to the people of any state within the history of the na tion. The plan is simple. Fill out the coupon at the head of this column and send it to The Sun. We pub lish the number of votes received by each candidate every day in order to keep the voters posted. The Sun also makes this offer. The winner in this contest has the privilege of naming any charity in the state to be the recipient of one hundred dollars, which will be paid to the said charity by The Sun. The contest will continue until the first ballot is taken in the Legislature. There is no law or requirement which makes it necessary for you to sign your name to your ballot, though we would rather you would. They will be counted just the same, however, if you do not wish your opinions known. Send in your ballot and help win that $100 for some deserving charity. All votes credited to each contestant do not necessarily represent all the votes received for each contestant. They merely represent those that are counted up to'12 midnight of the day proceeding [See list of Contestants on Page 2.] RANK TREACHERY! The Democratic organization in New Castle county lias entirely repudiated every candidate on the Democratic ticket except Courtland C. Montgomery and ..the members of the Legislature. The orders have gone out to trade witli anybody and everybody on aDy basis or terms that will gain a vote for Montgom ery ontlie Legislative ticket, with Handy" is the cry. All of the candidates for office on the Democratic ticket are entitled to the loyal support of tlie "organization." Each and every one of them, from Han dy down, will be nailed to the cross and hied for the benefit of Montgomery and the men who are candidates for the Gen eral Assembly. It's a shame! It's treachery. "To Hell On the night of November 8, THE SUN will issue extras every hour be ginning at O o'clock. The election re turns of the entire country will he published in these special editions as well as complete and comprehensive reports from every voting place in Elaborate preparations Delaware, have been made for this service, and readers of THE SUN can depend upon receiving, not only the first returns, but the most complete returns. News dealers and newsboys will do well to make arrangements now for Election Extras. Over 15,000 copies of THE SUN were sold last election night when seven editions of the paper were issued. Officers Nominated. The Wilmington Typographical Union has nominated the following officers to be voted for at tlie annual meeting next month: President, Charles E. Bedford; Vice President WilliamC. Walters; Secretary Treasurer, A. O. II. Grier; Trustees, Samuel I'. Green, Cyrus M. Gasser and George II. Hogue; Auditors, William J. Thomas, John Kitchen,Samuel P. Green, Frank J. McSorley, Harvey E. Booker and John E. O'Donnell; Executive Com mittee, Charles L. Story, William J. Thomas, Frank J. McSorley and Cyrus M. Gasser; Reading Clerk, Harvey E. Booker; Scrgeant-at-Arins, Frank T. Megaw. At the next legislature they will ask that a bill be passed requiring a union label on ail State printing. A milking song should be in sweet strains.