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. II. NO. 383.
In the United States Circuit Court for
tbe District of Delaware, yesterday,
Judge Dallas handed down decisions in
four coses against the Bay State Gas
Company of Delaware.
The decisions are upon the argument
on demdrrers filed by the Bay State Gas
Company of Delaware in replv to suits
instituted by Weir et al. against Bay
pate Gas Co. et al., and Morse et al.,
and Edwards et al., stockholders, and
Edwards et al., bondholders, against
the Bay State Gas Company of Tie la
Honors were even for complainants
„ and defendants, as two decisions were
favorable to the Bay State Gas Co., and
two were favorable to the complainants,
The Court allowed thfe demurrer filed
by the Gas Company in reply to the
suit of Godfrey Morse et al.. and also
allowed the demurrer filed in reply to
th e guit of Jacob Edward et al., stock
The Court overruled the demurrers in
► the cases of Weir et al., and Edwards,
et aL.bondholders, against the Gas Com
Judge Dallas' decisions mean that un
• less Godfrey Morse et al. amend the
bill in the Morse case against the Gas
Company that suit is at an end. Like
wise in the Edwards et al. stockholders,
and unless the bill in that case is amended
to make a good bill, that case, also, is at
an end.
The decisions which were handed
down in the Edwards et al. bondhold
era case, and the Weir et al. case allowed
the defendant Gas Company to file an
answer in 30 days. H. H. Ward, Esq.,
of counsel for the Gas Company, stated
last evening that answers to the decis
ion& overruling the demurrer in these
two cases will be filed within the 30
These cases against the Bay State GaB
Company of Delaware, have been pend
ing in the U. 8. Circuit Court for a long
time. Certain stockholders and boncf
holders filed bills in the United States
Court asking that the Bsy State Gas
Company be compelled to give an ac
counting. They claimed that they had
asked the managers of the company for I
an accounting, but it had been refused
them. e
Senator George Gray and Herbert II.
Ward, Esq., are the attorneys for the P*
Bay State Gas Company, and for the J
company they filed, in reply to the suits,
general demurrers, making a claim that
the complainants had mot entered their
and further claiming that
were illegal.
• Argument on the demurrers took place
before Judge Dallas in the United States
Court at Philadelphia on September 13.
Senator Gray and Mr. Ward appeared
for the Gas Company, ex-Senator Hig
gins and John G. Johnson of Philadel
phia argued in behalt ot Weir et al.,
while J. II. Hoffecker oi this city and B.
L. M. Tower, of Boston, were attorneys .
for Morse et al., and Edwards etal.
The matter has laid in the bands of ar
Judge Dallas since and yesterday after
noon in the Circuit Court in this citv for
the district of Delrwore he handed dfown 5*
"V , -.
Judge Dallas Allows Delaware
Co.'s Demurrers in Two Cases.
Two Dismissed.
Slorse et al., and Edwards et al.,
< Stockholders, Had Filed Illegal
' Bills and Must Amend— De
fendants to Answer Bond
holders Within 30 Days.
its properly
e bills filed
The first case in which Judge Dallas
allowed the demurrer filed by the Gas
Company was that of Godfrey Morse,
and another in behalf of others similar
lv interested vs. the Bay State Gas Com
pany of Delaware. The Court ruled that
the bill filed by Morse et al. was illegal,
and that the suit could not be heard un
less the complainants amended this bill
to make it legal and entered it properly,
The complainants must give forty-eight
hours'notice on or before December 5 of
their amendment of the present bill.
The second case was that of Jacob
Edwards, Jacob l'faff, Christopher M.
Power, George A. Smith, Little Chase,
Fanny Chase, Gerard Bcment and Cath
anne Bement as executor and executrix
of the last will and testament of Henry
Pfaff, stockholders, vs. Bav State Gas
Company of Delaware. Judge made the
same ruling in this case as he did in the
Morse case, that the bill filed by Ed
wards etal. was illegal and must be
amended before suit is properly entered.
The complainants also must give forty
eight hours' notice on or before Decein
7a ber 5 of their amendment to the bill.
W The third case was that of Jacob Ed
'jl wards etal., income bondholders, vs.
jm the Bay State Gas Company of Delaware,
Judge Dallas in this case overruled the
demurrer filed by the Gas Company,
stating that "what was demanded bv the
complainants is a right, not a method,
The equity of the complainants does not
arisefrom. or depend upon, their de
mand for discovery, and need not be
rested upon that ground. It is not the
requirement of discovery which confers
the right to an account but the right to
an account which involves the incident
,1 1 f
In this case the defendants have thirty
liY 8 w 1 '" 3 ' 1 answer the bill filed by
%®u? ®t®l-■. bondholders.
The Weir ct al. case differs somewhat
from the other cases in that tho suit is
brought against the Gas Company and
certain named managers and officials of
that company, while in the Morse. Ed
rds, stockholders, and Edwards, bond
holders, the suit is brought only against
the Ga. Company. B
The last case is Janies B. Weir and
James B. Weir, Jr. vs. tho Bay State
G»aCompany, of Delaware, J. Edward
Addlcka ' John B * t * man ' Frenk Allee -
Newall Ball and C. It. Layton. In this
case Judge Dallas rendered u decision
overruling tbe demurrer and giving the
defendants leave to answer the bill with
in thirty days. In tnis case, which is
different from all the other three, Judge
Dal'as' decision is as follows:
"This is a suit by two shareholders in
a corporation against the corporation it
self and its president, and such of its di
rectors as are known to tbe complain
ants. Rule 94 has been complied with.
The object of that rule is to prevent suits
of this character from being collusively
brought to confer on a court of the if.
S. jurisdiction of a case of which it
would not otherwise have cognizance.
"It is introduced on a new principle.
It had long been settled that to enable a
stockholder in a corporation to main
tain a suit in equity in his own name, in
which ordinarily the corporation itself
should be complainant Jit must appear
that proper effort has been made to pro
cure redress,or action by the corporation,
for to its managing body. But no such effort
"®®d be made where it is manifest that
in it would be fruitless as in the case made
by this bill it obviously would have
"The bill is not multifarious. It does
not improperly include distinct and in
dependent matters. The joinder of sev
eral grounds of complaint and of several
prayers for relief in a Bingle bill is not in
®H caseB, and under all circumstances
inadmissable. Such joinder is frequent
la- Jy desirable and sometimes necessary.
The question in each instance, where it
arises, calls for the exercise of the dis
®retion of the conrt, regard being had to
consideration of convenience and the
substantial rights of the parties. •
"The distribution amongst indspend
ent suits of the particulars of one general
subject of litigation would not be salu
to tar V ®®d is not required. In this case
tbe several matters covered by the bill
a . re homogeneous, may without injus
in tice or inconvenience be disposed of in a
single suit. ,
Aside from the points in which have
been referred to, the question before the
Court in the present state of tbe record,
whether the defendants should be re
quired to answer. It might be conceded,
" tbe sole ground of equitable iurisdic
tion set up was that of fraud, and of
fraud alleged to have been perpetrated
at by mere strangers to the company that it
would-certainly with respect to some of
those allegations and possible as to all of
them-be defective for lack of definite
ne88 specifying the fraudulent acts
complained of. But the defendants are
mere strangers, and the case presented is
not simply one of fraud.
„ "The complainants are members of the
Bay Gas Company of Delaware,
and the defendants,other than that com
pany, are officers thereof. The latter are
trustees for the corporation and for its
stockholders. They are accounting par
ties. To require them to acoount is but
t0 compel them to give information,
which it is their duty to possess, and
wmchfthe {complainants are entitled to
have. According to the bill, this infor
{nation has been repeatedly sought, but
I 1 ® 8 always been refused or the demand
'herefor evaded, and a court of
e qu"y. whose interposition lias, in
consequence, been invoked, would
P* 3 deplorably impotent if
J fc were true that persistence in such re
fusal must be tolerated by it merely be
caus ® the facts resisting which dis
9losure has been denied cannot, without
be absolutely stated, (authorities),
What is here demanded is a right, not a
method. The equity of the complain
aa *? Pf 68 no f; a [ ,8e "Om, or depend upon,
their demand for discovery, and need
not be rested upon that ground. It is
not the requirement of discovery which
confers the right to an account but the
to an account which involves the
^ent of dtscovery.
. T,le defendants canuot be relieved
from answering this bill, because, as was
ar S!®d upon the argument, they might
have proceeded by mandamus to compel
tbe production of the books and papers
5* the corporation. If they might have
done so, which I do not decide (Ayles
w ; j rth vs. Gratiat county, 43, Fed,, 352),
8tl11 Hie remedy attainable in such a
proceeding would not have been com
P* ete or ac *cquate. Stockholders are en
Htled to have not only such information
oJ* t8 business as may be derived from
. records of the company, but all that
J t8 n J® na B cr8 can supply. The bill asks
' or tlll8 > antl Hie complainants cannot be
® onl P® 1 l®u to content themselves . with
, ; . .
t am of the opinion that the defend
J?A 8 8 J?ould he required to answer this
blU therefore, without prejudice to
®ny other matter or question in the cause,
th® demurrer o. the defendants is over
ruled, with l eave to ans wer in 30 days."
. ~
Bin «° «>® Withdrawn.
Harman & Knowles, counsel for John
and Joseph Greer, of Philadelphia ex
pect to withdraw their bill in the United
States Court in the suit of Woodward
Baldwin & Co., of Baltimore against the
Arlington Mills ManufactuX Co
which resulted in the appointment of
George S. Cape He as receiver.
After the bill is withdrawn it is alto
gether likely that Harman & Knowles
representing the Meesrs. Greer, will ask
the receiver to bring suit against Wood
ward, Baldwin & Co. to recover money
alleged to have been received as extra
commissions by the Baltimore firm, and
should the receiver decline to institute
such a suit, it is probable that the at
torneys will institute suit against Wood
ward, Baldwin & Co. and Receiver
Capelle, to recover the amount.
. -r--
Annual inspection.
Tfie P., W. & B. Railroad was given
its . ® nnual inspection yesterday. The
rainy weather made it unpleasant for d
tho inspecting party and the Btops made
at various points were not any longer
than necessary.
Tho road had been putin first-class
condition, the men having worked hard 0
to obtain the nrizes offered *100 in cold
for tho supervisor having the best divi
s?on. andTrizes of S in gold to4acl
supervisor whose tracks show the great- P'
eaUmprovemenT 8 i°
Tlie^train carrying tiie inspection M
party was run in two sections coin Dosed
l( regular day coaches and the social
In the Superior Court at the Court
House yesterday at noon Chief Justice
Charles B. Lore and Associate Justice
William C. Spruance commenced to can
vass the vote of New Castle county.
Chief Justice Lore had the Court
opened at 12.10 o'clock and stated that
the Superior Court was opened to
form the duty prescribed by the Consti
tution—that of ascertaining the official
vote of New Castle county.
"We want to say," continued tbe
Chief Justice, "that absolute order must
be preserved in this Court, at the peril
of any party disturbing that order."
He then directed the minority i
of the election to take scats within the
bar of tbe Court, and all others, with the
exception of the attorneys, were directed
to remain outside the bar.
About one hundred men were present
at the opening of the proceedings.
Before the court opened Prothonotary
Victor B. Woolley, who had received the
certificates of the various polling places
from the respective presiding election
officers, bad arranged them in districts
on the desk in front of tbe bench.
'Among the attorneys within the bar
were J. Harvey Whiteman, Charles B.
Evans, James W. Ponder, William T.
Lynam, T. B. Heisel, Walter H. Hayes,
Philip Q. Churchman, John P. Nields,
George A. Elliott, Sylvester D. Town
send Jr., Frank Speakman, John Lynn
and H. P. Joslyn. A number of the Re
publican attorneys had protests to be
presented to the court with relation to
some of the districts. The principal com
plaint is that of Harry W. Husliebeck,
Republican candidate for Representative
in the Tenth district, who claims that
ballots were unlawfully thrown out in
the Second election district there,
which, if counted, would have elected
him. There may also be a dispute over
the alleged action of Democratic election
officers in the First election district of
the Tenth Representative district in
burning 19 spoiled ballots, which should
have been preserved by them.
At the opening of the court Chief
Justice Lore qualified tbe six young men
who had been selected to act as assist
ants to the Court. They are Frank A.
McCloskey, William Butz, E. B. T.
Springer, Robert Adair, Edward C. Hall
and Frederick E. Stone. Mr. McCioskey
is the clerk of the Department of Elec
tions; Mr. Butz is in the Union National
Bank; Messrs. Adair and Springer are at
tornevs; Mr. Hall is in the First Na
tionaf Bank and Mr. Stone is connected
with the Delaware Electric and Supply
Company. The first five took the oath
and the last-named affirmed, each that
he would support the Constitution of the
United States and the State of Delaware,
and that he would faithfully discharge
the office of assistant to the Superior
Court in ascertaining the state of the g
election throughout the countv to the
best of his ability. '
The oath was then administered to
the clerks, after which Prothonotary
Woolley stated that all tbe ballot boxes
had been received and the Court then
called for the minority judges. I
In administering the oath it was over- f
looked that the clerks did not have their
bands on the Bible and as a consequence
tbe oath liad to be repeated.
The tally sheets to be used comprise
one set for the general and another set
for the district ticket.
Prothonotary Woolley reported that
all the ballot boxes had been received.
The Court then called for the minority
judges. To deliver the certificates which
they had retained for presentation to the
Court. Commencing iwith Wilmington
hundred the election districts were called
and the inspectors handed in the certifi- U.
When the Third election district ;of
Chief Justice Lsre and Assistant
Justice Spruance Presiding
Over the Canvass.
Judge Spruance Decides That the
Court Has a Right to Correct the
Mistakes Made by the Elec
tion Officers—Hushe
beck Case To-day.
When the Third election district ;of
the First Representative district was
called Robert T. Davis, the minority
judge, did not respond. Chief Justice
Lore remarked that it would be neecs
8 ®Fy , to is8 ue. writs for the production of
ml98l "K certificates. Mr. Davis, how
ever, appeared in a few minutes and de
livered his certificate.
Other certificates were missing from
the Fifth of the First, Henry W. Basse,
of judge; Ninth of the First, Thomas
Reardon, judge; Sixtieth of the Third,
James J* Monaghan, judge. As coon as
th® Wilmington districts had been called
and the missing certificates noted, war
ran f® were issued for them and placed
in the hands of the Sheriff for service,
Before the warrant for the Ninth district
°f the First Representative district had
Rone out Mr. Reardon appeared and de
livered th ® certificate.
As all of the Wilmington certificates
were in but two,tbe certificates were call
ed for from the rural districts. When the
First district of the Ninth was called for
the Court was informed that Richard M.
S 1 " ni "^! fl ™I V8rk ' rcfused to fli S"
j " n:i 11 W8S not P r °
d ,, . .. . .
,1°xr f{ ewurk >. ln th ® 1 '! rst
wa ? the - tt ' :t
that some of the voters had been using
,°i the st . a ". 1 P'. About 9
0 clock, after the count had been in
progress for some time, it was agreed to
8° ®d over the ballots again and recount
them - T1 '. e re F ount - wl "® b was not com
P' etc ^ un td midnight, resulted in 20 bal
i° ts bein f thrown out and the refusal of
M r. Ennis to sign the certificate.
When the First of the Fourteenth was
®®H®d for, Philip Q. Churchman report
Cont l nned oB Pag e rwo!
Give the local merchants your patron
age and you will soon become aware of
the fact that you get flue goods just as
cheap here as elsw here,
j) r . j. Wilburn Chapman, a noted
evangelist, will preach in the First Pres
byterian Church this afternoon at 3 30
a nd in the evening at 7.45.
„• . .. p B . . w g p
weremamedon WednesdL
bv Itev A T
Sh and FrankHn rtreets ' at
" "" , streets.
Monday morning City Engineer
Boughman will explain to the pupils of
friends bchool, rourfch and West
streets, their duty in keeping the streets
Mrs. Emma B. Denning, S2 years old,
was buried at St. Peter's Cemetery, New
Castle, yesterday morning. High maBS
was said at St. Peter's R. C. Church, in
that town.
Edward Bolton formerly of this ritv
i, as resumed bis position at the car shorn?
",hePW IS toUroad havffin T
B i Bn cd his nositionat loach's shinvirds
a j Chester Pa. '
The Rev. W. L. S. Murray gave an in
teresting lecture on the subject, "The
Company We Keep Counts in Business"
yesterday afternoon, at Goldey's College,
A large number was present,
A noticeable new touch in trimming
for all styles of hats is an elongated
rosette of silk, ribbon or velvet tucked
in on the left side under the brim and
falling back toward the hair,
William Sehiek nfNn 7fK uw Third
g fc ree t a butcher'in the ritv market
house' has recovered from his serimi«
fall on Monday to and was able to re"
porfc at hj s 8 taU yesterday morning
L"™,"' J * , y . T™ g- u
., „„ a c®vens,who is baying a!Itera
at saloon, at Eleventh
anclu 1 Ison streets, fell on Tuesday from
Miss Ella Wittenberg, of Philadelphia,
is the guest of friends in this city.
United Slates Marshal John Cannon
Short went to Georgetown yesterday.
Interesting meetings are being held at
St. Joseph's Church on the Brandywine.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Griffith, of
Camden, have been visiting friends in
this city.
The Union Woman's Foreign Mission
ary Society held an interesting meeting
G. W. Lesley is passing a few days in
this city. He will leave the last week
for Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Smith have
returned to Camden,after visiting frisndB
in this city.
Mrs. George II. Raymond, of Smyrna,
is spending some time with friends in
Rhinestones, pearl and steel orna
ments appear almost without expection
on all the hats.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwin Palmatary
are entertaining Mrs. Sarah Meredith, of
Lansdowne, Pa.
Life is as we make it, and having made
it on the bias we must not grumble if it
does not fit to Buit us.
Rev. Robert A. Walton, the evangelist,
preached last night at the First Presby
terian Church on "Drifting."
William A. Vickery has removed from
New Castle to this city, where he will
engage in the grocery business.
A very pleasant masquerade party was
given on Wednesday evening at the
home of Richard Lovell, Eighth and Du
pont streets.
There is a large attendance each even
gat the Redemptorist Mission, being
sld at St> Joseph's Church on the
Miss Bessie Hurlock and W. A. Moore
were united in marriage on Wednesday
evening, by Rev. W. L. S. Murray, at St.
Paul's M. E. Church.
at saloon, at Eleventh
I anclu 1 Ison streets, fell on Tuesday from
f f} 00 ?.' s P*' ain,n g
V? e *t ana ' e an " badly hurting his left
fcIQe '
Rev. I*. J. McCaffrey, of St. Joscp
Seminary, was ordained a priest onTi:
day by Bishop Curtis, Chancellor of the
Archdiocese of Baltimore. Tbe services
were held in the chapel of the institu
tion. .
Col. John Wainwright has secured
pensions for Elizabeth Felding, of this
city, widow of Andrew Feliling, Co. D,
124th Pa. Inf,, per month, and William
Wilson, of Wilmington, late Co. G, 21st
U. S. Inf., $0 a month.
Josenli E Bradhurv wlm wil
mington about two months asro to en
gage in stock raisine on the island of
f-m to Rico, has returned, somewhat dis
aDDO inted He exneetH in remain horn
his venture havln^roved aTaTlure
Th . . * movement of freight
on ,i,l n . ,.'S llt
J? o -m at tllIS tlme ;
1 ,vere at
jJ al J>- n 5 - t0 1,0 F ul1 over
, 1 i' 1 ' at ?f, l P h . ,a division The rush
l a " Jeen 111 P r °gress for the past ten
ua s *
Joseph Boulden walked overboard at
Irench street wharf on Tuesday night,
and was rescued by the crew of a tug.
He was sent to the police station where
his clothes were dried.
sent to his home at No. 417 East Second
William Anderson, residing at No. 1014
Wilson street, and a laborer at McCul
lough Iron Works, had his left hand
badly cut by being struck by apiece of
swinging iron. Ilis injury was dressed
attheoffice6fDr.il. M. Frist, Eighth
ond Spruce street*.
Residents of Tatuall street, betwoen
Seventh and Tentli streets, were treated
to a genuine negro cake walk on Tuesday
evening. A colored band, followed by a
howling crowd of negroes, paraded the
8treet playing a cake walk air and the
followers were doing the walk in the
mast approved style.
, ,, Cll ,,
Charles L. Stratton, president of the
J^°. n t 1>ark "o®^; JoU A Pettigrew
superintendent of parks of Boston, and
^ Charles 8. Sargent and Prof. Muir,
i 0n ' vl81 . t ? d Wilmington on
■thesdaj, and were the guests of Mayor
"oner's and Snre^ent"uiren ™
He was then
Official Canvass Shows That the
Republicans Carried the
County by 399.
The Court Cave a Decision Directly
Opposite to the One Given in New
Castle by Judge Spruance.
The Result in
Special Dispatch to The Sun.
Dover, Del., Nov. 10.—The official
count of Kent county was commenced
and completed here to-day, Chancellor
Nicholson and Resident Judge Penne
will presiding.
During the session John D. Hawkins
filed a protest against the action of In
spector William Hardesty for throwing
out 17 ballots in the Second district of
the Eighth Representative district which
should have counted for the Democratic
candidate Killen.
The Court decided entirely different
from the opinion of Judge Spruance, of
New Castle county, and said that the in
spector was his own judge in such mat
ters, and ordered the count to go on de
spite theprotests of Mr. Hawkins.
The official vote by Representative dis
tricts is as follows:
First District—Congress—Handy, 484:
Hoffecker, 500. Second—Handy, 365,
Hoffecker, 366; Brosius, 5. Third
Handy, 348; Hoffecker, 312.
Handy, 226; Hoffecker, 223.
Handy, 358; Hoffecker, 420.
Handy, 333; Hoffecker, 192.
Handy, 222; Hoffecker, 303.
Handy, 364; Hoffecker, 394.
Handy, 203; Hoffecker, 344.
Handy, 256; Hoffecker, 504.
Total—Handy, 3,159; Hoffecker, 3558.
Hoffecker's plurality, 399.
Brosius received 8 votes in the county.
First District—State Treasurer—Ross,
435: Ball, 491. Second—Ross, 363; Ball,
Third—Ross, 345: Bali, 313.
Fourth—Ross, 252; Ball, 208. Fifth—
Ross, 358; Ball, 417. Sixth—Ross, 327;
Ball, 192. Seventh—Ross, 221; Ball,
301. Eight—Ross, 365; Ball, 391.
Ninth—Ross, 286; Ball, 357. 'tenth—
Ross, 257; Ball, 504. Totals—lioss,3,209;
Ball, 3,538.
Ball's plurality is 329; Hutton received
1 vote and Swain 4.
State Auditor—First District—Bishop,
435; Lingo, 491. Second—Bishop, 364;
Lingo, 363. Third—Bishop, 345; Lingo,
312. Fourth—B'shop, 253, Lingo, 222.
Fifth—Bishop, 364; Lingo, 415. Sixth—
Bishop, 328; Lingo, 192. Seventh—
Bishop, 220; Lingo, 303. Eighth—Bishop,
367; Lingo, 393. Ninth—Bishop, 288;
Lingo, 362. Tenth—Bishop, 257; Lingo,
504. Total, Bishop, 3,211; Lingo, 3,557.
Lingo's plurality, 346; Jones received
one vote and Brown four.
The Senatorial vote was as follows:
First District—Slaughter, D., 806;
Moore, R., 796; King, P., 17. Slaughter's
plurality, 10.
Second District—Lewis, D., 597; Gar
rison, H., 542. Lewis' majority, 57.
Third District—Gildersleeve, D., 599;
Allee, R., 000. Alice's majority, 01.
Fifth District-Abbott, R„ 805;
Pleasanton,]).,640. Abbott's majority, 175
Folio wing are the Representatives T ,^
elected- The
First District-Pierce, D„ 440; Faries, ^,
R„ 450; Dick, P., 8. Faries' plurality, 16.
Second- O'Day, 1)., 368; Smithers It., X®?,
335. O'Day's majority, 33
Third—Taylor, I)., 341; Mills, R.,
319. Taylors majority, 22. G.
Fourth—Clark, D., '252; Downes, R„ L ®
207. Clark's majority, 45
Fifth—Fulton, D., 360; Satterfield,!!.,
385. Satterfield's majority, 25.
Sixth District-Jester, D., 329; Bas- an .
tian, It., 193. Jester's majority, 136.
Seventh District—Flute, I)., 219; Jen- A
kins, it., 280. Jenkins' majority, 01. Hie
Eighth District—Herring, It., 376; 12.30.
Killen, D., 370. Herring's majority, 6.
Ninth District—I'ineyard, D., 292; of
Tharp, It., 347. Tharp's majority, 35. was
Tentli District—Bennett, D., 258; 810n
Frazier, R., 467. Frazier's majority, 209.
Sheriff—First District—Emory, 438;
Wharton, 490. Second—Emory 394;
Wharton, 384. Third—Emory, 348;
Wharton, 313. Fourth—Emory, 251;
Wharton, 223. Fifth—Emory, 350;
Wharton, 431. Sixth—Emory, 331;
Wharton, 190. Seyenth—Emory, 217;
Eighth—Emory, 375;
384. Ninth—Emory, 289;
364. Tenth—Emory, 271;
Wharton, 306.
Wharton, 490.
Total—Emory, 3,264; Wharton, ;i,o/.».
Wharton's plurality, 311.
First District—Coroner—Collins, 444;
Knots, 479. Second — Collins, 362;
Knots, 369. Third—Collins, 347; Knots,
313. Fourth—Collins, 252; Knots, 222.
Fifth—Collins, 363; Knots, 417. Sixth—
Collins, 335; Knots, 192. Seventh—Col
lins, 221; Knots, 302. Eighth—Collins,
365; Knots, 305. Ninth—Collins, 287;
Knots,363. Tentli—Collins, 257; Knots,
505. Totals—Collins, 3,233; Knots,3,557.
Knots plurality, 324.
County Treasurer—First District
Dyer, 43S; Emerson, 400. Second—Dyer,
300; Emerson, 365. Third—Dyer, 348;
Emerson, 312. Fourth— Dyer, 251; Emer
son, 223. Fifth—Dyer, 362; Emerson,
418r Sixth—Dyer, 335; Emerson, 102.
Seventh—Dyer, 221; Emerson. 302.
Eighth—Dyer, 365; Emerson, 396.
Ninth—Dyer, 290;Emcrson, 300. Tenth
Dyer, 246; Emerson. 505.
Total—Dver, 3,722; Emerson, 4,563.
Emerson plurality.
Clerks of Peace—First district—Vir
den, 434; Downes, 489. Second—Yirden,
300; Downes, 305. Third—Virden, 348;
Downes, 314. Fourth—Virden, 250;
Fifth-Virden, 356;
Sixth—Virden, 323;
Seventh—Virden, 218;
4Cighth—Virden, 363;
398. Ninth—Virden, 280;
371. Tenth—Virden, 258;
Downes, 603.
Total—Virden, 4,190; Downes, 3,587.
Vlrden's plurality, 603.
November 11,1898
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r, ,
U'® Homreopa hic Medical Soc.etv of
Delaware and the Peninsula held
!lnnda * 8eB810n at the C,a - vton IIou8 e
t? 1 Jl,• . , , .. . ,
T ,^ , < r nieetln g was *®F8 e ^' attended,
The first session was held at 10 a. m.
^, neral business was transacted and the
fol,owl "8 °® ce ™ C l ,° sei . 1 for tbc ensuing
X®?, 1 " . Pr ® sld ® nt ' Garrison N. HoweI ,
Wilmington; vice-president. Dr. T. O.
Clemens, Dover; secretary Dr. Drusilla
G. Barlow, Wilmington; treasurer, Dr.
L ® onard Kl " ln &® r ' Wilmington; dele
to the American Institute of
Homoeopathy, Dr. J. Paul Eukens Wil
mingtoni aiternates, Dr. I F. I ierson
an . d I ? r ' c - M. Allmond, both of Wil
A dinner, which partook somewhat of
Hie nature of a banquet, was enjoyed at
Some unfinished business was disposed
of at the afternoon session, but the time
was devoted principally
810n of some excelient
Continued on Second Page.
The Homoeopathic Medical Society of
Delaware Elects Officers and
Discusses Pneumonia.
to the discus
papers road by
various members of the society anil
guests. Papers were read as follows,
pneumonia being the general subject for
discussion:—"Pneumonia," Prof. Ed
ward R.Snader, of Philadelphia; "Etiol
ogy," Dr. Frank F. Pierson, of Wilming
ton; "The Sequella:," Dr. George K.
Carmichael, of Wilmington; "Treat
ment," Dr. W. C. Karsner, Chesapeake
City, Md.
Killed at Clayton.
special Dispatch to The Sun.
Dover, Del., Nov. 10. —While diiving
across the Delaware Railroad,at Clayton,
yesterday, William S. Jones, aged 75
years, who resided near Kenton,
killed by being struck by a train,
was returning from Smyrna Landing,
where he had accompanied iiis daughter,
who went there to board a boat for
Wedded at Home.
Miss Grace E. I!eese, daughter of Mr.
and Sirs. James Reese, and Horace B.
Harrison were married on Tuesday even
ing at the residence of the bride's
father, No. 713 Adams street, by the
Rev. A. N. Keigwin, of West Presby
terian Church, in the presence of a num
ber of relatives and friends.
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