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1 ' # w-m< SUN. THE S3 WILM INGTON, DELAWARE, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 1*. 1898. ONE CENT OL. II. NO. 390 (in D. Hawkins Sent Democrat Election Judge at Milford, an Illegal Ballot Marker. IATTERFIELD REFUSED IT Attempt at Fraud lb Mil letibcraie ford Hundred Which Will Result In Prosecution of Some Demo cratic Leaders of Kent County. Special to The Bus. ltiLFORu, Del., Nov. 17.—Milford lias tbe Reflation of the State in the way of election frauds, and this particular fraud terminate badly for those lmpli may eated. . An attempt was made on election day in this town to have certain voters stamp their ballots with an illegal stamp, thereby causing the ballot to be ttirown out Originated by Democrats,it is peculiar, but nevertheless true, that the scheme was frustrated by a Democrat. On election day William G. Powders went into the election room here and placed on a table an envelope. It con tained a spurious stamp. Powders laying the envelope down Mid to Harry Satterfield, the Democratic judge, that it wm ft package from John D. Hawkins, The envelope, which bore the name of tbe Central Hotel, Milford, Del., was handed by some one present to Satter field, who opened it. The contents of the envelope proved to be a stamp of the kind that were used at the election two years ago, namely: a circle like this—O. , . The stamp used for marking the bal a cross similar to on lots this year was th Mr. Satterfield, who' had undoubtedly made up his mind not te bo a partv to any fraud, handed the illegal stamp to those present for their inspection. It examined by William G. Hering, Union Republican judge; Harry Satter field, Democrat judge; Frank G. Lofland, Union Republican clerk; O. T Connan, Democrat clerk, and Charles A. Hill man, tiie inspector. Tiie stamp was immediately protested and care taken that it was not used by anv other voter in stamping his ballot. Stamp was taken by and is still in his posses was Hie] |i. Satterfield is believed to be entirely innocent in tiie matter and is expected to be of great assistance in prosecuting the men who originated the scheme and endeavored to have the fraud perpe trated. Careful investigation lias been made since election ami the inception of tiie scheme has been traced, which means that prosecution will be made. Oscar Willson, of this town, says that while on the 11 o'clock train on election morning he saw a man who wore a white hat hand a package to William G. Powders. The existence of this attompt to com mit fraud has caused considerable ex citement here and the facts implicating as they do some prominent Democratic leaders, will undoubtedly necessitate some court business by which the people here will have reason to remember the recent election. 1 i WITNESSES IN BOTKIN CASE. The Party Will Leave Delaware on Wednesday Morning November 80. J. McYey .State lietective Bernard x stated last evening that the witnesses from this State who will go to San Fran cisco and testify against Mrs. Cordelia Botkin will leave hero on the morning of Wednesday, November 30. He stated that this would enable them to arrive at their destination on Sunday evening, December 4, about 8.45 o'clock. Those who wiil bo in the party are J. P. Dunning, husband of one of tbe mur dered women, Joshua D. Deane, hus band of another, ex-Congrossinan ; J. B, Pennington and son Harry Pennington, l)r. .T. W. Downs, Dr. L. A. H. Bishop, Dr. T. R. Wolfe, Miss Josephine Bate Miss Millington, ex-PostmaBter Thomas Gooden, Attorney-General R. C. White and Detective McVey. tcctive did not know whether or notTSr. White would assist the District Attorneyof San Francisco in the proiecu tion oft he case, but the probabilities are that he would. Beyond this Mr. McVey would not say anything as to his opinion as to how the trial would end. That the trial will be a sensational one is taken for granted.and the star witness will no doubt bo John P. Dunning, who has decided to testify as to bis relations with Mrs. Botkin and as to what motive led her to commit tiie horrible crime that has startled the inhabitants of two continents. The witnesses from this State will go to San Francisco at the expense of tho Golden State, and will have Pullman car service to their destination. The trial of Mrs. Botkin, unless uiifor seen circumstances arise, will begin the day after their arrival, on Monday, De cember 5. man T A Great Convenience. THE SUN building, No. 103 East Sixth street, is open every hour in the year. For the convenience of the pub lic, postage stamps, postal cards, rov onue stamps, newspaper wrappers, special dolivery stamps, drafts, notes and receipt blanks liavo been placed oa sale at the business office, and mail addressed "Care of THE SUN, Wil mington,Del.,'' can be secured at any hour of tho day or night, Sundays and holidays. The public are Invited to make use of this convenience. ROUND A ROUT TOWN Thanksgiving Day services will be held in all the churches in this city. The Cbester-Wilinington trolley line will be in operation by Christ mag. Gertrude Donahoe, aged S years, died of diphtheria yesterday at No. 104 Lin coln itreet. An interesting open camp fire was held at the Department of Delaware, G. A. R. last evening. The arc light which was at Water and King streets has been moved tip King street a short distance. The contractors who are to dredge the Christiana river will begin as soon as the surveying will permit. Fell & Joseph deny the report that they have sola their coal yard to the Reading Coal Company. The Country Club of Yorklyn will meet at the home of Bayard T. lisher, Monday evening, November 21. Letters testamentary were granted yes terday in the estate of William Newlove, of New Castle hundred, to Edmo V. Fattison. Mary Thornton aged four years, of No. 924} Dennett street, has been reported to the Board of Health as having died of diptheria. Leighton Lee, formerly of this city, who died at Chicago several days ago, will be buried this afternoon at German town, Pa. A charity ball for the benefit of Dela ware and Homoeopathic Hospitals will be held at the New-Century Club next Monday evening. A letter from Captain C. C. Todd of tbe gunboat Wilmington, will be among the autographs for sale at the Teacher's Association bazaar. IT Mil lias of fraud day and con it of was to at a . bal to on Many houses are in course of erection in different parts of the city, and the in dications are that rents will be compara tively low next year. The music committee of St. Andrew's Sunday school is preparing a program of carols 'for the Christmas season. John Craig will lead the singing. Hc"ry K. Snyder, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Miss Catherine R. Mines, of this city, were married in St. Patrick's Church Wednesday at noon. A good business in men's clothing and furnishings was done here Wednesday aB a consequence of th; trade of ex-soldier boys about to return to civil life. Residents in the vicinity of Washing ton street above Elliott complain to tiie Street and Sewer Department of several bad holes in the middle of the street. to to It Hill by by Clerk of the Peace Jefferson B. Foard and W. L. Eliason, a clerk in his office, celebrated their birthdays yesterday. Mr. Foard ie 58 and Mr. Eliason is 24. tiie on hat com ex the Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at No. 1403 Harrison street over the remains of George 8. May, who died on Tuesday, in the 86th year of his age. Mrs. Amy S. Murrav, of Providence, R. I., lias been selected to succeed Mother Mary Margaret in charge of the St. Michael's Day Nursery and Hospital for Babies. Miss Maud Weldin, aged 17 years, died of dropsy in Philadelphia last Fri day. The funeral took place in this city Wednesday, interment being made at Riverview cemetery. Oliver Truitt, of this city, who lias en listed in the IJ. S. Fourth Regiment Heavy Artillery, is stationed at Delaware Battery and will lie moved in a few days to New Hampshire. The new B. & O. train of Pullman coaches w ill be on exhibition to-day at the Delaware avenue station, and after November 20 will run daily between Washington and New York. Funeral services were held over the body of Mrs. Mary Ella Rowe, at the 1 residence of her brother,Frank YV.Whit i croft, and afterwards interred at Wil mington and Brandywine cemetery. The residents of tiie Highlands are making an effert to get free maildelivery and the collection of mail instead of having to go to the postoffice at Eigh teenth street and Woodlawn avenue. Mrs. Joel W. Poore and Mrs. Ella Abele, the contestants for the estate of Joel W. l'oore, are making an effort to settle their differences without pressing the case further before the Register of Wills. Benjamin Wilson, general live stock agent of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is in Wilmington. Mr. Wilson is being entertained by Messrs. Higgins and White of the freight department of the B. & O. road. of J. B, C. or are not go Harvest Home exercises w ill ho held in St. Andrew's Sunday school room next Wednesday evening by the Junior Auxiliary. Donations of fruit and vege tables will be received for St. Michael's Day Nursev. The Rev. F. F. Briggs, of Second Bap tist Church, will be the speaker at the men's meeting in Association Hall on Sunday afternoon. His subject will be "Christ Healing Men." Lester Riggs will plav cornet solos. Cards are out for the marriage of T homas Walker, of Hockessiii, to Miss Mary Pyle, of Landenberg, at Landen berg, next Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mr. Walker is a brother of Fran cis M. Walker, the attorney. , „ ' ,, „ .... , Tiie Commtttee on Public Buildings of the City Council, conferred with artist Howard Pyle, Wednesday evening in reference to tho best portrait of the late g Thomas F Bayard with which to adorn the walls of the City Council chamber. At the city registration bureau record lias been mado of the transfer of the property No. 718 Pine street, by William C. Bush to Hannah Ward, and a prop ertv on the south side of Second street, 124' feet Cast of French, by John Hirzel, trustee, to Emma A. Goodley. The United States Lightship No. 45, which has been at the shipyards of the I'usey & Jones Co., undergoingextonsivo repairs, has been taken to the marine railway of the Jackson & Sharp Co., to be hauled out. The work on the vessel will be done by the employes of the I'usey & Jones Co. A R. the the the will yes V. No. to of will of Chnrch Club of Delaware Meets and Dines at the Century Club Parlors. PROMINENT MEN PRESENT Bishop Coleman Delivers an Address and Thought the Divorce Canon of Episcopalian Church Should Muve Been De cided Last Convention. "Now good digestion waits on appetite and health on both.—Macbeth. The Church club, of Delaware, dined last night. The Chnrch club, of Dela ware, mingled with their dining the elo quence of the mind until with Shakes peare it was said, "Thou wilt say anon he is some kin to thee, thou spend'st such highday wit in praising him." One hundred churchmen of Delaware with many noted guests gathered around the banqueting board at the New Cen tury Club last evening, and the char acteristic grandeur of the Church club dinners marked the occasion. A general Bavour of certain stews and roast meat and pillaus the guests en joyed while eminent divines dwelit on the imrortant relations of churchmen one with another and of the churchman with the nation. The dinner was success ful! and the addresses instructive. The diners set down at two long tables in the handsome parlors of the New Century club at 7 o'clock and the mid night hour had passed when the semi annual Church Club dinner was over. Bishop Coleman spoke on "The Last General Convention, It's work and Re sults." In speaking of the recent convention held at Washington he said in part that the result of the convention might not be as great as it should have been, but the fact cf a little being accomplished was a satisfaction, far it showed that the convention felt the responsibility of the Catholic church. There were undoubtedly some things not done that should have been done, and there were some things done that should not have been done, and one thing the speaker said he regretted not being done was the setting up of the question of canon governing divorced marriages. If the canon had been adopted settling this matter, he stated, it would have cleared the subject of many difficulties and ended the uncertainty which now surrounds it. Events are in such shape, lie said, that they point to the speedy settling of the matter at the next convention In speaking of the growth of the church the speaker said that "he hail noticed that the church had grown with, in the last year. The increase of com municants was about 10 per cent. The lay readers have increased 20 per cent, and in scholars have made a gain of 10 percent. The contributions received by the church, lie said,amounted to $40,000,000. From the events of the past, he stated, they expected to realize and had received much encouragement." Rev. Mr. Austin, of the Island of Jamaica, made an interesting address, as did Judge I. C. Grubb and C.W. Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes is a member of the Church club, of Baltimore, a comparatively new organization, and its existence the spiaker said was in a large part due to the Wilmington Church club. Telegraphic greetings were exchanged between Philadelphia Church club and the local club, as they both meet on the same night. The program with the toasts responded to were as follows: The last general convention, its work results, Right Reverand Leighton Coleman; the early churches in Philadel phia, Rey. Richard H. Nelson; the churchman of Delaware,!!. Ernest Smith, D. D.; the churh in our new territory, Rev, Thomas A. Packard; the churche's duty to the nation in time of war, John W. Brown, D. D. Ifymn; Benediction. Kqv. Henry Ward Cunningham who wes to have spoken on "what church clubs shall do to promote church unity" was forced to bo absent on account of sickness in liis fatnilv. in of tiie his the at en at of of to of and The following menu was served by Caterer Maurice W. Spencer: li ..ft'" on JiS m «sH. Hoffecker, Edwin M. H' r£}"' ^ r ?'rwl'iF 0 ?- 4 ' r £? r n I 8 , Ro88 ! M ' D V S ; a Biddle, Alfred A. Cur , tis, George Lodge, E. A. A an Trump, H. p. Thomson. A. S. Reed, W. N. Ban nard, Huxley Harvey, George F. Lowry, William Tadinan, Preston Lee, George g Canello S M Curtis Rev H A Henry, E.' K. IJttle Dr ' EllSgootl and Charles E. Dubell. At the business meeting of tho club a number of new members were elected and several names proposed for election at the next meeting, Ovstei* on deep shell. Mock turtle soup. Hulled Halibut, a in Hollaudaisc. Cucumbers. Salted almonds. Fillet of beef, Olives. a L'anglalsc. Macaroni au gratin. Hot Ixmed turkey. Potato croquettes. Mushrooms. Truffle sauce, ducapple punch. Cigarettes. Birds on toast, current jelly. Mayonalsc celery. Salt! nes. Neufeliatel. Harlequin lee cream. Fancy cukes. Roquefort. Frozen pudding. Cigars. Colter, A Successful Affair. A successful musical and literary en tertainment was held last evening in the First German Church, Fifth and Walnut streets, by the Young People's Society. A neat sum was realized for the building fund debt. Brandywine M. E. Church is being re painted and renovated. V ':A ■ A. INJURED IN A RUNAWAY. Mrs. Lizzie Con well Has an Exciting Experience in Chester-Three Women Hurt. Mrs. Lizzie Conwell, of this city, was seriously injured at Chester on Wednes day afternoon by a runawav team. At the time of the accident Mrs. Con well, in company with Mrs. M. J. Spen cer and Mrs. Sarah Nichols, of Lei.ni, were driving up Second street, Cheater, when the horse took fright at a piece of paper. The animal started down, the street at a rapid pace, and after going a few squares, collided with an express wagon driven by Noah Pitt. Tbe force of the collision thn w the three women out, and in falling they struck the curb with terrible force and were rendered unconscious. They were taken into,the residence of Mrs. George Walken and Dr. E. W. Brig, who bad been summoned, resusci tated them and dressed their injuries. Mrs, Con well's lace was cut in a num ber of places, while Mrs. Nichols sus tained a wound in tbe back of tbe head, and Mrs. Spencer had one of tier hips dislocated. Mrs. Conwell returned to her home in this city last evening and is recovering from her injuries. REMODELED AND RETURNED. Engine Belonging to Friendship Fire Company Brought From the Shops Practically New. . Friendship Fire Company's engine ar rived in Wilmington Wednesday from the La Frauce Steam Fire Engine Works, where it has been undergoing extensive repairs. The old eight-inch stroke pumps have been replaced by the latest improved pattern of fire engine pumps, having a stroke of nine inches, thereby increasing the power to force water. A new auxiliary hose attachment has been added and the steamer can now usa a three-inch hose line in addision to the two two and one-half inch lines original ly used. New wheels, having roller bearings, similar to a bicycle, have been put on and the metal work renickeled. The company has also been supplied with new suction pipe. C. R. Moore, of the La France works, arrive)) here laet night, and is encaged in putting the engine together ana get ting her ready for the test, which will be mile on Saturday afternoon next from tne race at the foot of West street. The members of the company, many of whom have inspected ti.e steamer, ex press themselves as highly pleased with the work done by the builders. The committee in charge of the repairs was: Charles H. Welde, chairman; William P. McConnell, J. J. Glacken, C. E. Evans and F. W. Lamson. Big Fire Averted. A good sized fire was narrowly everted Wednesday evening at the home of Frank Darrel, No. 308 Lombard street. Some hot ashc- had been placed in a box near tiie back building in the yard. About 9 o'clock neighbors saw flames and smoke arising from the rear end of the kitchen. They at once notified the Darrel famiiv. Buckets were secured and the flame': extinguished. A portion of the frame side of tiie kitchen was burned before the fire was subdued. Officers Deny It. It was reported yesterday that a dis patch had been received by acting Major Carter of the Third Battalion of the Del aware Regiment that the Government wanted 300 men at once to go to Manila to reinforce Commodore Dewy. Captain Carter could not be seen but other officers of the battalion deny the report and say they are sure that it is a canard. Work Under Way, Ground lias been broken at Water and King streets, by the 1'., W. & B.Railroad for tiie new freight delivery yard. The company contemplates placing two tracks in tiie yard, each of sufficient lenghth to hold three full sized freight cars. Several weeks ago the Street and Sewer Department granted the company the privilege of making the change. j I Council Entertains. Winona Council, Jr., O. U. A. M., en tertained State Councilor Joseph S. Clark and staff last evening. A pleasing program was rendered in which the State officials took part. After the en tertainment was supposed to be over, tiie Council in shape of a surprise served cider and presented a mammoth horse cake to the State Councilor. Stricken With Paralysis. An aged colored man named Henry Wilson had a stroke of paralysis near the B. & O. Railroad station at Market and Water streets, on Wednesday. The man's condition was noticed by II. II. Carver, of tiie B. & O. clerical staff and through his influence the old man was taken to the almshouse. . The city authorities have placed a sub- !'■ stantial fence at the intersection of Front and Church streets alohg their wharf property. This is a commendable move and a protection which has long been needed, as Front street' runs to the water's edge. Wedded al Noon. Jeremiah Lynch and Miss Kate Flynn were married at noon yesterday at tiie parsonage of St. Mary's Catholic Church by Father Kelley. A reception was held last evening at the southwest corner oi Front and King streets. The groom took possession of the hotel at this place on Tuesday. Excellent Safeguard. Election of Vestrymen. An election for vestrymen of Trinity Episcopal Church will be held on Mon day at the Trinitv Parish house. The polls will bo open from 12 to 2. Council Reftises to Give $46.75 to Dixon Company for Re pairing Crematory. ENGINEER SASSE THANKED The City Legislators Loth to Give ihe Street and Sewer Department Money to Pay Damages for the Opening of Eleventh Street. At the meeting of City Council, last evening, there was some discussion over a bill of $46.75 presented by the Dixon Company, which erected the crematory in this city. Objection was made to the bill when it was read. Mr. Oberly wanted informa tion on the subject, saying the comp was bound by the conditions of tbe contract to keep the crematory in repair for one year and place it in first-class condition. Mr. O'Neil said they bad been notified in June or July to put it in first-class condition and it was strange if tbe grates should wear out in but a month or two after the year expired. J. E. Healy, chairman of the crema tory committee, said the year had ex pired laBt August, and that the grates for which payment was asked, were pur chased after the contract expired. At the instance of Mr. Oberly the bill was held up. and the crematory commit tee asked to report on it. Later a motion was passed asking the committee to re port on the condition of the crematory at the end of the year. A communication was received f'oui Chief Engineer G. W. Sasse of the Five Department, late lieutenant in the U. S. Volunteer Army, thanking council fov giving him a leave of absence, and stat ing that he had gone on duty yesterday, having been mustered out of Uncle Sam's service. The communication was received and ordered to be filed. The motion co ordering was amended by Mr. O'Neil who added a vote of thanks to the brave chief for the efficient manner in which he had performed his military duties. The vote was given with a chorus of hearty "ayes." Mr. Oberly moved that Council should not meet on Thursday evening next on account of it being Thanksgiving Day, but adjourn over to the following Mon day. This wes objected to by Mr. O'Neil wlio said it wav always tbe custom to meet on that night, call the roll and ad journ out of respect to the day. The motion was not seconded. Action was taken last evening on the opening of Eleventh and Monroe streets and Trenton place. It was said that the Finance Committee lmd postponed action on it for one week. A conference be tween the Fnance Committee and the Street and Sewer Department had been held Wednesday evening. There will likely be a heated debate when tbe matter comes up for final ac tion as some of the councilmen do not relish tbe idea of giving so much addi tional money to the Street and Sewer Department for the payment of damages for the opening of these streets. An order was directed to be drawn for $250 for the contingent fund of the police commissioners. City Treasurer Curry reported a bal ance in the Union National Bank of $54,176.16; four depository bauks, $143.36; collector T. F. Lewis, $372,taxes for 1898; E. M. Sayers, $1,100, taxes for 1807; C. It. Mitchell, Jr., $750, taxes for 1897. Special fund for park purposes, $23, 034.55. Auditor Pyle received $200 as license fees, $100 each from auctioneers W. A. LIu ki 11 and F. A. Stidham. Municipal Court Clerk Adams' report showed the receipt of $171 as fines,$78.50 as fees and $66.05 as costs. I any T'nlkcd With Cooper. j While at Hie Trenton penitentiary on I Wednesday Deputy Marshals Short and Clark had an interview with Colonel E. T: Cooper and T. S. Clark. Cooper at present is out of a job, for he was storekeeper at the jail and that portion of tiie building was recently de stroyed by fire. "I certainly expected Delaware to go Democratic and George Gray would be returned to tiie Senate," said Mr. Cooper. lie seemed much disappointed at the great Republican sweep throughout the county. Thomas S. Clark is still tending gates, and says he is out in nil kinds of weather. A Coming Banquet. The members of tho Wilmington Bicycle Club who were in tiie First Dela ware Regiment will be entertained by the club next Tuesday evening. . The club will meet at their rooms at 7 o'clock in the evening. After an in formal reception the entire party will re iair to the Clayton House to partake of a janquet. The banquet room will bo decorated with tiie colors of the club and several speeches will be made by made by mem bers of the club. William W. Rice, George L. Huxley, George Dellegh, James Bowers and Hoyt !'■ Jones comprise the committee of ar- j rangements. on A Peculiar Accident. Francis 1. du Pont, while driving in a carriage up French street between Second and Third streets yesterday morning, lmd the top of his vehicle wrecked by the pole of a farm wagon striking it. The wagon had made a sudden turn and the pole came near striking Mr. du Pont in the face. He had to secure another ve hicle before proceeding on hi* way. •XNNXXXX/XXXXXXXXXXIijoouat* ODR NEXT UNITED STATES SENATOR November 18,1898 ONE VOTE FOR for at S. co of to I NAMEi ADDRESS: The opportunities of the public at large to vote for the man of their choice for United States Senator are 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 iq 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 tiie 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 ta keep the voters posted. The Sun also makes this offer. The winner in this contest has the privilege of naming any charity in tiie state to he the recipient of one hundred dollars, which will he 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 tiie 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 eacli contestant do not necessarily represent all file votes received for each contestant. They merely represent those that are counted up to 12 midnight of the day proceeding cott [See List of Contestants on Page Two.] ' SHIPYARD ALTERED. Contract For Large Ships Make Changes tn the Arrangement at Harlan & Hollingsworth. All railroad and trolley tracks in the Ilarlan A Hollingsworth shipyard have been changed. The alteration was made necessary by the rush of work which the firm has oil hand. The contracts received lately to build two torpedo boats and a ship 370 feet long, lias caused many changes in the arrangement of the yard. More men will in all probability employed when the construction of l new ship is well under way. TheS. T. Morgan will soon be ready to leave the company's wharf in a com pleted condition. he the DEATH OF MISS BAYAll D. Daughter of the Late Hon. Thomas F. Bayard Expires at Algeria, Africa. Death lias claimed another of tiie Bay ard family. Miss Anne Francis Bayard, second daughter of the late Hon.' Thomas F. Bayard and Louisa Lee Bayard, died on Wednesday at Mustapha Stiperieur, Al geria, Africa. Miss Bayard lias been in ill Health for several years and has been residing in Paris with her sister, Mrs. Ellen Bayard Ilargren. Several months age her brother Philip took her to Algeria for the benefit of her health. Her disease was consumption, and she has been a patient sufferer. Miss Bayard was well-known in this city, and was noted as being a fine She was educated at a from which slie grad equestrian. 8ht Maryland college, __ uated with high honors. The body may be brought to this country for burial. j Official Visitation. Supreme Master Workmen II. C. Ses sions and associate officers pttid a visit to Wilmington Lodge, No. 1, A. O. U. W., at Workmen Hall, Ninth and Market streets, last night. Several hundred members of (lie lodge were present. Twentv-six new mem bers were initiated. Then Supreme Master Sessions and other visiting offi cers made addresses. Later the Mogul liana took charge of the visitors, and there was the usual mingling of long ears. A banquet was also held. Busy Storking Mill. The Wilmington Hosiery is one of tho havejmost busy plants in this city. They on an extra large force aad arc running every machine on full time. l'ut riot io Ball. The Ladies Club of the Delaware Saengerbund will give a patristic ball at German Hall, Sixth street below French, on Monday evening of next week.