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SUN THE ss ONE CENT WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, MONDAY. DECEMBER 5,1898. VOL. II. NO. 41. — REFORM! Many of the letters received by Thk Sun in regard to this Reform movement suggest the advisability of calling a town meeting. Two gentlemen have offered their services as speakers but they have not submitted any data indicating either the scope or value of the data they have in hand for such addresses. Glittering generalities and neatly turned phrases will not suffice. The workingmen and poor people who form the Done and sinew of this move for genuine Reform will not listen to anything short of cold, hard facts and they will want them complete and conclusive. It seems too early for such a meeting. The information now in hand is too in complete and diversified to net any good result. If the friends of this movement and all , who appreciate the need for Reform in \ New Castle county will send in all of the facts they possess concerning the Levy Court, the Street and Sewer Department and the Road Commissioners the affairs of all concerned will be much facilitated and the desired Town meeting will follow in due time. The Town meeting will be all right but no good result will be achieved until the Guilty men, if there are such, hare a meeting with the twelve gentle men by command of the Court. Here are some interesting suggestions along the line of Reform: "The State of Delaware appropriated a large sum of money for the maintenance of the First Delaware Regiment prior to that command being accepted by the Government. It is ridiculous to Buppbse that anv considerable part of this sum properly expended between the time the fund was available and the date upon which the Regiment was mustered into the service of the Government. The Legislature should inquire into this mat ter very thoroughly and sec that the en listed men get what is due them or that any surplus money is restored to the State Treasury where, the Lord knows, it is badly needed. It|is quite likely that you will unearth a new chapter in the story of militia rottenness in Delaware." was Here is a letter written by Mr. C. L. WaTd and first published in Even/ Even ing: "It is time that some one made a pub lic expression of the universal dissatis faction of the people of this city with the manner in which the Wilmington city railway is being run by the new man agement. For months past this dissatis faction has been widely prevalent and dxilv growing, until now every car load of passengers on some of the lines resolves itself into an indignation meet "My residence is in that part of the city which is most conveniently reached by the West Eighth street line and I have observed its operations for some months. I have found that soon after the new management took charge the number of the cars on the line was reduced one-third. 'The iay overs,' that is the one or two-minute stops allowed the cars and crews at each terminus of the line before the return trip was begun, were abolished in order that four cars might do the work of six, and eight men the work of 12. The result is that thu people who are compelled to patronize the line are served in an outrageously in sufficient manner. It is a very common thing for an interval of 15 minutes be tween cars to elapse. Intervals of 20 minutes are not rare and even longer ones have been known when there was no accidental or uncontrollable cause to justify them. In the hour from 5.30 to 6.30 p. in., when the traffic is heaviest, the cars are literally jammed, men hang ing from the outside hand rails, and nightly many people are compelled to walk because they cannot get aboard the cars. "This sort of thing was never known in Wilmington before. Hitherto this corporation, though often and in some cases deservedly criticised, has had some sense of its obliga tions to the public arising from its character as a public corporation. But now, in order to cut down expenses and pay larger dividends, all Bemblance of effort to Berve tiie public has been lost. It is time that it was made known to this company that it is a public corporation, chartered for the public good, using the public streets and monopolizing one ot the most valuable public franchises in the State. It is accountable to the people. If it does not fulfil its functions, the Legislature may compel it to do so. "I trust that this letter may be followed by others from the citizeas generally. That the discontent and dissatisfaction exists is not enough. It must be voiced and the weight of public opinion may suffice to produce results without an ap peal to the next Legislature for laws gulating the operation of the road." This is another abuBe permitted by the Street and Sewer Department or Coun cil. This movement for Reform can in clude all such outrages upon the people of Wilmington as this. There should be more cars and every car should be equip ped with a fender. Wine and fenders cost the same. Picture a poor working man riding home after a long, hard day's labor, hanging on a strap or holding on to the rear dashboard of a car only to learn that the very car that brought him home had, earlier in the day, crushed the life out of his only child for the want of a fender. This may happen to you. Work for fenders; work for more care*. Wine and fenders cost the same. Workmen assert your civil rights. re "There are scores of poor men in Wil mington who are struggling to buy homes through Building societies and it seems now seems now as if they are to have more burdens piled on them by the Street and Sewer Department which is run by the rich men on Delaware avenue. Poor mbn and day workers have some rights that must not be taken from them even by tbe Street and Sewer Department. Ibis Department is all that stands be a and steady work at good li election tunes this gang roe tween premia™? everything, but we never get anything. They are shutting off work from 200 men who need it badly.'* "It begins to look/.* though the troversv between City Council and the Street and Sewer Department over the opening of Eleventh Btreet will result in the abandonment of the project,'' said a prominent business man to the Wayfarer of the Evening Journal on Saturday. "Two Democratic bodies are scoring for records in the matter of sense less and unbusinesslike economy. They have tried this economy scheme before and never benefitted by it; When a Democratic City Council declared a sur plus of $16,000 the people elected a Re publican City Council to spend it. Money is raised by taxation to be spent, not hoarded. People never complain if money is properly spent, and surely no better expenditure can be made than the payment of the awards in the Eleventh street condemnation proceed ings." "I heard yesterday that the Levy Court has been paying almost double price for all the sand and lumber it uses. The price paid for hemlock was said to be more than the price charged by the retail dealers of Wilmington. You will have to investigate this yourselves." "Immediate steps should be* taken by the Board of Directors of the Street and Sewer Department to compel persons owning property between Brandywine village and Riverview Cemetery to curb and pave in front of their premises," said an ex-city official to the Wayfarer of the Evening Journal Saturday morn ing. "It is astonishing how many per sons visit the cemetery and what a strug gle they have to walk there in bad weather. Not more than quarter of a mile of paving would be required, and the directors nave ample power to en force the doing of the work." con AN INTERESTING TALK. Dr. Hoyt, the Prominent Divine of Philadelphia, Addressed Mem bers of the Y. M, C. A. Owing to the disagreeable weather of yesterday the attendance of the after noon meeting of the Y. M. C. A. was very small. Those who did attend, how ever, had the pleasure of hearing one of the strongest talks that ever occurred in that building. Contrary to his original intention Dr. Way land Hoyt reserved his subject, "What Religion Really Is," until January 3, when he will again ad dress the meeting at the Y. M. C. A. Dr. Hoyt selected for his subject, "What Constitutes a Christian Soldier," taken from the book of St. Paul. He compared the requirements of a Christian ta the armor of the ancient warrior, St. Paul quotes.;"Have Your Loins Girded with the Belt of Truth." His translation of this verse was to be conscious of your convictions. The next quotation was, "Wear the Breastplate of Rightousness." Dr. Hoyt translated this as consistency and being strong in your belief. Several other translations were made by Dr. Hoyt, the details of each one being very interesting and instructive.In conclusion Dr. Hoyt confined his remarks to the resolutions that should be taken by all Christians, not to wear any one part of this armor but to be complete in their apparel of the garments of God. HORSES SHOCKED. Became Entangled in a Live Elec tric Wire at Eighth and King Streets. Some excitement was caused on King street near Eighth shortly after 6 o'clock last evening by a transfer cab running into a wire charged with electricity. R. Walrath, the driver of the cab, first became aware that anything was amiss, when he saw a bluish blaze and heard a cracking noise. Then one of the horseB He then saw that his horses had got caught in some wire. There was a lady passenger in the coach whom he assisted to alight for fear some accident might happen. He then fearlessly caught hold of the wire which he found was over the back of one horse and down under the other and then rested on the cab. He had some difficulty in finding the end of tiie wire and extricating the horses. He was assisted by a bystander. He had on a pair of gloves which pre vented- him from receiving any shock. An investigation showed that the trouble had been caused by a broken telephone wire which must have become crossed with some other wire and got charged. Tho horses did not seem to be injured by their'experience. The lady passenger re-entered the cab and was taken to her destination with out further mishap. Hitch Winter Mark Reached. The high water reached the brushes of tiie drum in the machinery under the Third street bridge- In order to avoid the risk of an accident Bridgetender James McHugh yesterday afternoon re moved the catches, so that the water could not act as a conductor for the elec tricity used in ruuning the machinery of the draw, which in that case would burn some of the springs and disable the draw. Mills Close. The Knowles Woolen Mills at New Castle closed Saturday for an indefinite peried, throwing out of employment about 230 men, boys and girls. The cause of suspension is duo to lack of orders. Spring samples of woolen clotliB are being made and if they prove satis factory work will be resumed in two weeks. Catoh-ae-Catoh-Can. A Catch-as-Catob-Can supper will be given at Glalts restaurant on lower French street. The supper will be given on Monday, December 12, and the pro ceeds will be for the benefit of Epwortb M. E. Church. /. l a if to a Will Face Conrt and Jury For Second Time Within Five Months. NO FURTHER POSTPONEMENT Counsel For the Defendant State That They Are Ready to Take Up the Case and All Their Wit nesses Have Been Summoned. More than the usual interest will be taken in the trial of United States Sena tor Richard Rollins Kenney, who has been indicted for aiding and abetting William N. Boggs in misapplying the funds of the First National Bank of Dover; also conspiring with said Boggs to defraud the said bank of funds for the benefit of Baid Boggs and said Kenney. For the second time within five months Senator Kenney will face a jury of his peers in the United States Circuit Court this morning at 11 o'clock to an swer the above charges. Everything is in readiness for the trial and both United States District Attorney Lewis C. Vandegrift and counsel for the defendant say that there will be no fur ther postponement of the case. The government has Bubpcened all its witnesses, but some fears nad been en tertained that Mr. Kenney would not have his on hand for the reason that the Government had not been notified that they had been summoned. Levi C. Bird, senior counsel for Mr. Kenney, was interviewed last evening at his home in reference to a rumored post ponement of the trial. Mr. Bird said that they were fully pre pared for the trial, and as far as they were concerned no further postpone ment would be asked. Continuing, Mr. Bird said "We have summoned all of our witnesses and they will be on hand ready to go on with the case.". When questioned as to what bethought would be the outcome of the case Mr. Bird smiled pleasantly, but refused to answer the query. John Biggs will be associated with Mr. Bird in defending Mr. Kenney. The second trial of Mr. Kenney prom ises to be more sensational than the first in July last, when the jury disagreed, standing 7 to 5 in favor of the acquittal. At that time all of the conspiracy charges had to be dropped by the government and Mr. Kenney was only tried on the charge of aiding and abetting Bogg the misappropriation of the funds of bank. Since then, however, the conspiracy charges were placed under a different in dictment and after due deliberation on the part of the grand jury were returned as true bills against him. The checks given under this charge comprise, ameng others, the ones given to Boggs to pay William Anderson, the Philadelphia contractor, for the houses built for Boggs through William E. Cotter, the real estate agent. The different checks given to Cuthbert & Co. of Philaeelphia, also figure in the counts of the conspiracy charge. District Attorney Vandegrift will pre sent new witnesses at this trial, and the claim has been made that the Govern ment has a much stronger case against Mr. Kenney than it had five months ago. Judge Edward G. Bradford will be on the bench. Following is a brief resume of the facts leading to arrest of Mr. Kenney and others: May 29, 1897.—William N. Boggs, teller First National Bank of Dover, dis appears. June 4.—Announcement that he was a defaulter printed. July 14.—Directors of the bank met and reported that the defalcation amounted to $107,000; capital of the bank reduced from $100,000 to $50,000. February 19, 1898.—William N. Boggs returned and surrendered to the United States authorities in Wilmington. The same day Ezekiel T. Cooper, Amos Cole, Charles H. Butler and Thomas 8. Clark were arrested for aiding and abetting Boggs and were placed under bail. Boggs was taken to New Castle jail. March 21.—United States grand jury drawn. April 19.—Boggs indicted by the grand jury. April 20.—Ezekiel T. Cooper indicted. April 21.—Boggs arraigned and plead ed guilty: Cooper arraigned and pleaded not guilty. April 25.—Thomas S. Clark indicted by the grand jury. May 6.—Cooper placed on trial. May 11.—Senator Kenney testified in the Cooper case. May 14.—Judge Bradford charges jury in Cooper case. May.16.—Thomas S. Clark arraigned and pleaded not guilty. May 17.—Jury finds Cooper guilty on one count. May 23.—Cooper sentenced to eighteen months in prison and a fine of five thou sand dollars. May 28.—New grand and petit jurors drawn for United States Court. June 7.—Grand jury drawn in March finds indictments against Richard R. Kenney and Bix other men, including William E. Cotter, Amos Cole and Charles H. Butler. June 8.—Kenney and others arraigned befcre Commissioner Smith and pleaded not guilty, being released on bail. June 10.—Counsel for Kenney entered informal complaint against the jury panel drawn for the United States Court. June 13.—William E. Cotter surren dered to United States Court and gave bail to appear for trial. June 14.—Trial of Thomas S. Clark be gun. June 15.—William N. Boggs testified agaiiwt Clark. June 18.—Couusel for Rlohard R. of of of in of s in the a of Kenney filed a protest against the in dictment under which Kenney was ar rested. June 20.—Clark's defense opened, wit nesses being Senator Kenney, A. B. Ma gee, Charles II. Butler and William E. Cotter. June 21.—Clark testified in his own behalf. June 22.—Argument in Clark case be gun.* June 24.—Clark jury charged, retired and brought in a verdict of guilty on five counts. June 27.—Thomas S. Clark, sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000. June 28.—Argument on demurrer on Kenney indictment finished. June 29.—Kenney's counsel asked for a postponement of his trail until Sep tember or October, later withdrawing the request. June 30.—Trial of Kenney fixed for July 11, a postponement of one week from the original date fixed. Clark goeB to Trenton penitentiary. July 7.—Fourteen ef the twenty-five counts in the indictment against 8enator Kenney stricken out by order of the court in answer to demurrer filed by de fendant's counsel. July 11.—Trial of Kennev is com menced. July 16.—Kenney testifies in his own behalf. July 20.—Ezekiel T. Cooper testified in Kenney's case for the defence. July 23.—Judge Edward G. Bradford charged the jury. July 25.—Jury disagreed charged. and were dis MISHAP TO A STEAMER. Eccentric Rod on the Packet Sea board Breaks—Now Loading With Iron at this Port, The packet steamer Seaboard, which was repainted and repaired at the ship yards of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, returned to this port last night. After her repairs were completed she took on board some iron at the Diamond State Iron Company's wharf and com pleted her cargo at Philadelphia. She then steamed to New York. On her re turn trip she met with a mishap when on the other side of Cape May. It came in the shape of an accident to her eccentric pin, which was pulled out. The boat steamed direct to Philadel phia, where some repairs were made to her. A machinist was brought along from Philadelphia, who is still at work making repairs to her. The boat is tied up at the Old Ferry works of the Diamond State Iron Com pany, where she is receiving a cargo of manufactured iron of various kinds which she will take to New York. The Diamond State Iron completed a lot of iron work which is to be shipped to Australia. has SHOCKED BY ELECTRICITY. Two of the Employes of Ainscow's Cafe Seriously Burned by a Live Wire. The aw ning of A. L. Ainscow, Eighth and Market streets, was wrenched loose by the furious wind last evening at 5.45 o'clock. It took a great deal of time and several men to gain control of the awning, which was torn from the iron frame and beat against the windows of the build mg. While leaning out of the second story window and attempting to gain control of the awning, William Loyd, an era of Mr. Ainscow, received a shock the wires connected with the are ploye from light. He was hurled with considerable force back into the room. A very large and ugly burn upon his forearm shows the force of the shock. William Stackhouse, cashier of the restaurant, was also slightly burned on the face and hands. FEARS FUR KEY WEST. Vessel Should Have Reached Port Three Days Ago, But Nothing Has Been Heard of Her. Much anxiety is felt for the safety of the steamer City of Key West, which left this city last Monday for Key West, Florida. The boat had been overhauled [and re paired throughout and had been fitted out with new sheathing and put in shape to stand the vigors of winter. Captain Bravo, of the Key West, made many friends in Wilmington and on the evening of her departure he entertained quite a number of Wilmington people on board his ship at the Harlan <x Hol lingsworth Company wharves. Had every thing been favorable on the trip the Key West would be in port, but as there has been no report from Captain Bravo, it is feared that the vessel lias met with trouble. The captain is required to report with in a certain time after tiis arrival. CONDUCTORS ELECT OFFICERS. Division 224 Sends Col. I. T. Parker to Represent Them at Detroit Grand Division. Division 224 Order of Railway Conduc tors held a meeting in Eden Hall vester of electing day afternoon for the officers. The many addresses made be fore tiie Division were interesting and the reports of the officers showed the Division to be in a successful condition. The following officers were elected: Chief conductor, H. Y. Easom, assistant chief conductor, C. F. Sweeney; secretary and treasurer, Col. J. T. Layfieid; senior conductor, T. W. Quillen; junior conduc tor, J. T. Sweeney; inside sentinel, L. E. Powell; outside sentinel, J. G. Charcha; trustees, B. F. Harrington, C. E. Wyman and W. J. Johnston. Col. I. T. Parker was elected delegate to the next Grand Division which meets in Detroit, Mich., in May, 1899. C. F. Sweeney was elected alternate. Bay State Gas Company of Dela ware to Take lip Electric Lighting and Heating. BEGIN 0 ORATIONS IN THIS CITY Will Go Into It All Over the Country. Mr. Addicks, President of the Company, Refuses to State When the Work Will Commence. The Bay State Gas Company, of Dela ware, famous as owners of the greatest gas industry in the country, will soon arrange to enter another field which in cludes giving the people electric light ing and electric heating at a cheaper rate than it is now given. This departure on the part of this big company is to be inaugurated in this city. It is not to be confined to Wil mington however, but it is understood that the Bay State Company is going into it in this city preparatory to going into electric lighting and heating all over the country. The Bay State Gas Company of Dela ware will turn some of their old prop erties in this city into an electric plant in order to start the new branch of the company's business. The project in volves not only lighting by electricity, but the introduction in this city of elec trical heating apparatus. A feature of the new system of electric lighting and heating will be the fact that the price for the service will be 25 per cent, less than the charges now paid for electric light ing. The usual formality attending the in auguration of big lines of business like this will not be necessary as application of charter will not have to be made. The charter of the Bay State Gas Company of Delaware allows the company to deal in electric lighting and heating. Applica tion, however, will be made to the Street and Sewer Department for permission to put up pales, lav conduits, etc. Unlike the Wilmington City Electric Company the Bay State Company will have more than the one central power house. This will be necessitated on ac count of the heating apparatus which the latter company will run. The power houses will be smaller than the one owned by the present electric company, about four in number and distributed in several parts of the city. J. Edward Addicks, president of the Bay State Gas Company of Delaware, was called up over the telephone at his Claymont home last night and asked to verify the statement of the company's departure. Mr. Addicks said that the subject had been discussed by the direc tors. He said that the charter of the com pany allows them to engage in elec lighting and electric heating. Mr. Addicks stated, however, that he was not prepared to give a detailed state ment as to when actual operations would begin in this city or elsewhere. trie RURAL MAIL DELIVERY. The President Appoints Fred Eden Bach as One of the Agents of the Maryland Division. The rural free delivery system has been occupying the attention of the Post master General for some time, and the United States has been divided into seven districts with one or more agents in each district. One of tiie two agents appointed for Delaware, Maryland. Vir ginia and thej two Carolinas is F. Eden Bach, of this city. The free delivery of the rural mail means much for the farmers, for they will only have to place a letter box along the road in front of their houses and a mail carrier paid by Uncle Sam will place the mail in the boxes. Tiie system is a good and commend able one, as has been demonstrated at Laurel and at Harrington, tiiis State, where it has been in operation for a long time. JuBt what Mr. Bach's duties areas agent cannot at this time be stated, but it is supposed |that on him and M. S. Plummer will rest the responsibility of the rural mail delivery in the Maryland division, which comprises the States named above. All on Board Drowned. Boston, Dec. 4.—The sunken schooner at Tarpaulin Cove is probably the Lunet, of Bangor, Me. Her entine crew of seven men perished. The vessel entered the harbor before the storm broke Saturday and anchored. Members of her crew came ashore, and in conversation at the post office gave the name of the vessel as the Lunet, adding that she had a cargo coal for Calais, Me. The Scorpion Safe. Washington, Dec. 4.—So far from be ing overdue or in danger from storm as has been represented in some dispatches from New York, the gunboat Scorpion is lying quietly in tiie harbor at Port Royal, S. C. Starting north from Havana Sunday last she put into Port Royal Thursday for coal and may remain there for several days yet. A Successful Trial Trip. The new Wilmington and Brandywine Railway is completed. Laal Saturday two successful experimental trips were made over the new line and an Elsmere trolley car was used in making the runs. Next Wednesday the road will bo ope to the public and the traveling public can take the Brandywine Springs car at Fourth and Market streets. The cars to be used by the new road are neat and comfortable and are of Jackson & Sharp's latest design. 1 pains have been spared by the officials make this road all that it should be. n No to OUR NEXT UNITED STATES SENATOR December 5, 1898 ONE VOTE FOB NAME: ADDRESS: X .... 5 •r... 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 an 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 ef 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 eaoh 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 deserying 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 preceding. Being crowded for space The Sun will hereafter only print the nameB of Sena torial contestants who have reached the 1500 mark during the week. On Sun days, however, Tim Sun in its edition of that dav will publish the names of all persons who have received votes. The vote in The Sun's senatorial contest at 12 midnight stood as fol lows: J. Edward Addicks. Hon. George Gray. Col. Henry A. dii Pont.... Rev; Jonathan S. Willis... J. Frank Allee. William du Pont. William Michael Byrne ... Gen. James H. Wilson.... Hon. Levin Irving Handy Willard Saulsbury. John G. Gray. Benjamin A. Hazell. Hen. Anthony Higgins. Lewis C. Vandegrift. John Biggs George W. H. H. Ward. Horace Greeley Knowles. Caleb R. Layton, M. D. Hugh C. Browne. John T. Dickey. John P. Donahoe. George Massey Jones. Howell S. England. J. William Wagner. H. C. Moore. M. D. A. L. Ainscow. Rt. Rev. Leighton Coleman Victor H. Bacon. Charles F. Rickards. Jeff Butler. Ar ton Hauber. R.McCadden. Rev. M. X. Fallon. .12990 .11558 .11532 .11526 .11247 .10780 .10622 .10364 .10285 .10184 9078 8634 . 8575 822! 7025 Marshall M. D 6817 6412 6018 4935 . 4604 4586 4398 4134 3380 3349 2989 2578 2116 1834 1661 1625 1555 1540 1501 Damaged in a Wreck. The Pullman palace cars Regina and Ethel, which were in a wreck near Washington, have been brought to this city to be repaired at the Pullman shops. Both cars were damaged on one side only. Window panes were broken and wood work damaged. The Ethel was damaged more than the other car. Interesting Meeting. An interesting religious railroad meet ing was held at Third and Railroad at 2.30 yesterday afternoon, which was well attended by railroad men. There was a pleasing song service followed by an able address by Rev. R. T. Coursey. A number of ladies were present and as sisted in the song service. Funeral of John Souders. The funeral of the late John Souders, who was killed on the railroad at Colum bia, Pa., took place yesterday afternoon. Services were held at" the residence of the father of the deceased, Charles Souders, No. 519 New Castle avenue. Serious Charge. Charged with attempted assault on a woman named Wood, Samuel Peo, pro prietor of the Washington Hotel was ar rested last Saturday. The case will be heard before Magistrate Kelley today.