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>L. II. NO. 56.
Cannot Agree to His Guilt
or Innocence and is
p Cannon Voted Blank But
lays Senator is Guilty.
Ret Attorney Vandegrift Mystl
a at the Result—The Defendant
llalms Stigma Not Removed
j. and Wants a New Trial.
I Court Regrets the
, Mn Kenney jury failed to agree upon
[?'IKffijrdict and was discharged yesterday
jfrHHoon at 4.15 o'clock.
IfS^Aht men on the jury voted to acquit
RjfaC^Eu-d R. Kenney of the charge of aid
I jflMh the robbery of the First National
of Dover, three jurors voted to
l lWH ct him, and one member voted
IK second trial of this defendant has
H^^Ked In a miscarriage of justice. The
J^Vretired to their chamber on Friday
bj^King at 6.30 o'clock, and, having been
SHkbarged at 4.15 o'clock yesterday af
RMBfoon, they were consequently locked
WEjjBr 69 hours and 45 minutes.
result of the jury's deliberation
>IHa complete surprise toeverbody.
HHrot 6 8t0 °d tbe same on everv ballot,
I JiHp'ch there were not many. Tbe vote
y^R as follows:
HKKlainuel E. Matthews.
oHbbn Callaway.
I IjKteorge Reynolds.
1 ''^Sanies Hossinger.
(fi jpavid Rees.
ill JWilliam G. Bryar..
I Jr Frank J. Carswell.
s!fff James H. Price.
f/Ji , Richard T. Pilling.
,■ 'I iAndiew T. Thomas.
■1 .v Baaiuel H. Baynard.
I VOTED blank:
a-uqHimn J. Cannon.
Notwithstanding the fact that Mr.
lannon voted neither to convict nor to
cquit, he stated to the iury while yet i
'Ifflheir room, that lie believed Senator
NTfkenney was guilty. He delayed casting
i a vote in order that lie might effect some
Hjiaompromise with the eight men who
K voted to acquit, thus bringing to pass an
K agreement.
jr In an interview last night Mr. Cannon
PiStated that Mb vote was to convict and
r that he believed from the evidence in
tiie case that the defendant is guilty.
All the men who voted to acquit Semi
tor Kenney are Democrats, with the ex
of Samuel E. Matthews, a Repub
After spending a weary Sunday im
prisoned in the Federal Building', tbe
Hjy shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday
■§ a communication to Judge Edward
■Bradford declaring their impossibility
jpagree and asking to be discharged.
"Judge Bradford sent the jury word to
(be prepared to come into court at 4.15
W. Exactly at that hour Judge Bradford
* stepped on the bench and the jurors filed
I into court and took their places in the
j jury box.
I) United States Commissioner S. Rod
; mond Smith addressing the jurors in
| quired:, "Gentlemen, have you agreed
upon a verdict?"
i The foreman arose and said: "We
have not, and it is impossible for us to
f agree."
Judge Bradford, drawing his chair to
1 that end of the bench nearer the jury,
" asked this question: "Gentlemen of the
(I jury, you all feel that it is impossible
Mjlor you to arrive at a verdict in this
KL "We do," replied the members of the
Bradford then addressed to the
Ary the following remarks:
1 ;7 "Gentlemen, it has now
! three davs since
r tot be jury, and at 6.30 o'clock on Fri
ijr night yon retired to your chamber to
liberate on this cuse.
"It is not the function of the Court to
ooerce or attempt to coerce the judgm
- of the jurors, because, after all, it is the
lent of the jury and not any con
n by the Court, if it has any, which
la to guide and muBt guide you in en
deavoring to reach a verdict.
L "I may say that the Court is very
llilcb disappointed that, in a case of this
magnitude and occupying bo many days,
a verdict has not Been reached which
will terminate, of itself, the further
prosecution of this defendant.
"It is a matter of very grant regret to
tbe Court, but, ae I say, you twelve men
are the men who must conscientiously
determine upon a verdict, if any iB to be
reached, ana the Court does not feel jus
tified in detaining you longer on this
been nearly
the Court read its charge
' "With the aid of the schedules which
t went into evidence by agreement of
counsel on both Bides, and with sundry
admissions made by counsel on both
sides, the Court feels that you have had
fall and fair opportunity to reach a ver
1 diet if{a verdict could be reached between
I "I bad supposed that a verdict of the
I jury, one way or the other, would be
I reached within twenty-four hours after
I you left this room, but it has uot been
I reached and yon have been out now ap
I proximateiy three days and you have
I mot arrived at a verdict and you have
f stated your absolute inability to agree.
! , "Under these circumstances the Court
now discharges you from any further at
tendance on this Court. You will before
leaving the building report at the clerk's
offlee for tbe purpoee of proving your at
ana also remain in Miebqlld
ing while the varloua exhibits by way
evidence, which were taken into the jii
room, are being checked up."
Senator Kenney was there and heard
it all. By his Bide were his private secre
tary General Hart and John Biggs of
counsel. Levi C. Bird was not preiwnt.
, District Attorney Lewie C. Vandegrift,
representing the Government, was in his
usual place. With his earnest and fear
less eye he watched the jury enter the
court room. With his knowledge of the
clearness of the Government's case, Mr.
Vandegrift said be did not for a moment
doubt that a verdict of guilty would be
reached. He expressed surprise at the
long deliberation given the matter by
the jurors. .
When asked what he thought of the
result of the trial, District Attorney
Vandegrift said. "I am comnketely mysti
fied. It is a miscarriage of justice and
the failure of those twelve men to agree
on a verdict of guilty is inexplicable to
Sitting with his face toward the jury,
Kenney heard the words of the foreman
announcing that the twelve men were
neither satisfied as to his guilt or of his
innocence. The defendants head drop
ped forward. His eyes became riyited
on the floor of the court room. Through
out Judge Bradford's address in dis
charging the jury, Senator Kenney's po
sition remained the same and not once
did he raise his eyes.
Then the fact that a second jury had
failed to clear him from any connection
with the robbery of the First National
Bank of Dover, seemed to dawn upon
him and leaning forward he talked
nervously with his counsel and his secre
In a statement given out last night
Senator Kenney says that he desires a
now trial. He is not satisfied with the
result of the jury's deliberation and con
siders the stigma connected with the
indictment not wiped out until a verdict
has been rendered.
District, Attorney Vandegrift will make
a report bn the result of the trial to the
Department of Justice at Washington as
soon as possible.
, The question of whether Senator Ken
ney shall be retried does not rest with
the district attorney. He will make his
report to Washington and it remains
the Government through its Department
of Justice to say whether or not the case
against Mr. Kenney shall be carried on
until a settlement is reached in the way
of a verdict either guilty or not guilt.
After the jury had been discharged
yesterday they went to Commissioner
Smith's office and there proved their at
tention. A majority of them had served
fifteen days.
At first the members of the jury re
fused to talk relative their deliberations
bebmd locked doors. However, it was
finally considered no impropriety
was then learned that from the first bal
lot which was taken shortly after retir
ing, Jurors Itees, Carswell, Bryan, Price,
Hossinger, Reynolds, Callaway and
Matthews voted for acquittal, and- jurors
Thomas, Pilling and Bavnard voted for
conviction, while juror Cannon though
declaring that he believed Kenney guilty
in the face of the testimony, voted a
Several jurors gave as their reasons for
voting for Senator Kenney's acquittal
that in face of contradictory evidence
they gave the benefit of the doubt to the
defendant. The jurors who believed Mr.
Kenney innocent beyond a reasonable
doubt were few.
The four men who believed the de
fendant guilty say that such conclusion
in their minds was reached after a care
ful consideration of the testimony and
the documentary evidence before them.
Following is a brief resume of the facts
leading to arrest of Mr. Kenney and
others and the two trials of Mr. Kenney:
May 29, 1897.—William N. Boggs,
teller First National Bank of Dover, dis
June 4.—Announcement that he was a
defaulter printed.
July It.—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 S. Clark
were arrested for aiding and abetting
Boggs and were placed under bail. Boggs
was taken to New Castle jail.
May 28.—New grand and petit jurors
drawn for United States Court.
June 7.—Grand jury drawn in March
finds indictments against Bichard R.
Kenney and six other men, including
William E. Cotter, Amos Cole and
Charles H. Butler.
June 8.—Kenney and others ar
raigned before Commissioner Smith and
pleaded not guilty, being released on
June 10.—Counsel for Kenney en
tered informal complaint against the
jury panel drawn for the United States
June 18.—Counsel for Richard R.
Kennev filed a protest against the in
dictment under which Kenney was ar
June 28.—Argument on demurrer on
Kennev indictment finished.
June 29.—Kenney's counsel asked for
a postponement of nis trial until Septem
ber or October, later withdrawing the re
Juno 30.—Trial of Kenney fixed for
July 11, a postponement of one week
from the original date fixed.
July 7.—Fourteen of the twenty-five
counts in the indictment against Senator
Kenney stricken out by order of the
Court in answer to demurrer filed by de
fendant's counsel.
July 11.—First trial of Kenney is com
July 10.—Kenney testifies in his own
July 23.—Judge Fdward G. Bradford
charged the jury.
July —Jury disagreed
August 2.—New indictment found
against Kenney, oharging conspiracy.
December 6.—Second trial is com
Deoember 16.—Judge Edward G. Brad
ford charged the jury.
December 19.—Jury failing to agree
after being out three days, is discharged.
and it
and were dis
The Colonel Returns From
Cnba and is Warmly
A Mother-in-law Descended From
Kings and Another Person
Make Trouble for "Happy
Jack" of the Famous
Battery. ,
Special to The Sun.
New Yobk, Dec., 19.—All is not well
in the bouse of Astor.
Col. John Jacob Astor, tiie richest
American and his beautiful wife have
had a "falling out."
There is a lady in the case. That lady
is not Mrs. Ava Willing-Astor. She is
said to be a Mrs. Winthrop.
Mrs. Astor is jealous. "She thinks her
hero husband has been saying too many
nice things to Mrs. Winthrop—hence
the row.
For weeks past stories have been
fished concerning tbe ill health of
Astor. These stories were given out by
Col. Astor. His wife gave the lie to
them by appearing at tbe Opera or
Theatre every evening after seeing her
self pictured as a helpless invalid in the
afternoen newspapers.
Then she was started to the "South of
France" to the Isle of Wight; to Cal
cutta; to any old place, but the far lady,
the descendant of Kings remained right
in New York.
Ava Willing was married to John
Jacob Astor about nine years ago. Her
mother engineered tiie deal and carried
it to a successful conclusion. Her man
agement (Mrs. Willing's) fairly dazed
the ladies of the Astor household, who
were quartered at tiie Stratford in Phila
delphia and practically held prisoners
there by Mrs. Willing, a descendant of
Ava Willing is a very beautiful and
amiable person. Her mother is not. Col.
John Jacob Astor may have some ex
cuse besides Mrs. Willing but those who
know that lady think that excuse suf
ficient. Mrs. Astor is now bordering on
hvsteria and threatens to do dreadful
things if Col. Astor don't mend his
Meanwhile the friends of both sides
are moving heaven and earth to prevent
a public scandal, and so far none of the
local newspapers have plucked up cour
age enough to print the news, or
haps the editors have been reading "The
Price of Silence," a new book said to be
from tiie pen of one Samuel Bancroft.
Burning Sawdust in a Wooden Spit
Box Fills the Court Room
With Smoke.
The court room at the City Hall last
night was filled with smoke and the
smell of burning wood. It was sup
posed that a new fire was being built in
the celler and not much notice was taken
of it until tiia room became so full of
smoke that it was decided to make an
investigation. It was found that the
sawdust in one of the wooden spit boxes
was burning. The fire was supposed to
haue been caused by some one throwing
a lighted cigar stump in the sawdust.
Captain Chambers put the fire out and
cleaned up the dust.
Municipal Court Cases.
In the Municipal Court yesterday
morning Charles Dougherty was ar
raigned on the charge of drunkenness
and larceny of a watch. He was fined
$10 for drunkenness, but the charge of
larceny was abandoned, as there was no
evidence to connect Dougherty With the
alleged theft.
George Ellis charged with larceny of a
watch as bailee, was held in $200 bail for
the upper court.
Thomas Ennis was charged with con
tempt of court for failure to appear
against a man named McCarron, who
was arraigned a few days ago on the
charge of disorderly conduct, but it was
shown that Ennis went to Philadelphia
to see his sick mother, and he was dis
charged on payment of costs.
Will Banquet Senator Gray.
In view of his distinguished services
as Peace Commissioner, the Board of
Trade of this city are making p
tions for tendering a banquet to non.
George Gray shortly after his return
his native State. The committee on
rangements comprises John M. Rogers,
John B. Martin and William H. Ken
Seml-Annual Inspection.
The semi-annual inspection of teams
of George W. Bush A Sons' Company
took place yesterday morning and prizes
for Keeping the best teams were awarded
to Thomas Bausum, Henry Robinson,
Charles Davis, Joseph Sampson and
Samuel Harris.
Japanese Vases.
Among the manv fine display
Christmas iB that of the saloon of Charles
Bex on East Second street. Mr. Rex
has recently received from friends in
Japan three handsome
of which is about three feefrigh
other two are about two feet each. The
are finely enameled and decorated wit
Japanese scroll work.
•s for
e largest
and the
"The Devil" Waa Interesting.
At the meeting of the Methodist
Preachers' Association yesterday mora
ls the Rev. Dr. Crowe read a paper on
The Devil." The ministers found thq
discussion that followed |ao interesting
that it was continned until the next meet
ing on January 2.
Officers Reprimanded for Neglect of
Duty. Other Business Trans
acted Last Evening.
At the meeting of tiie Police Commis
sioners last evening Officer McGuire wa9
reprimanded for neglect of duty.
The Gunn case did not come up on ac
count of the absence of important wit
Frank Diritis was confirmed as a
special officer.
A communication was received from
the Street and Sewer Department in
reference to the law governing the re
moval of ice and snow from the city side
Superintendent of Police and Fire
Alarm System Ayden asked the board to
renumber fire box No. 2, making it No.
143 as the Fire Department wants to use
tiie No. 2 in their alarm taps. The
board granted permission.
No Trace Gleaned or the Whereabouts
of Private Embleton who Stole
Over $1,500 id November.
All efforts on the part of tbe police to
ascertain the whereabouts of William
Embleton, who robbed the house of W.
C. Bigger, of Delaware City, in Novem
ber, have so far failed.
Embleton, the thief, was a private in
Companv L, Fourth Artillery, U. S. A.,
stationed at Delaware City. He enlisted
in the service under the alias of William
Gibson, and it was under that name that
while in Delaware City he became ac
quainted with Mr. Bigger and later, it iB
said, was engaged to nis daughter, Miss
During a visit to tbe home of his fiance
on Monday evening, November 7, and
while the family was absent, Gibson
plundered the house. He secured $1,000
in bank notes, a nine-stone diamond
ring valued at $600, one pa
earrings, valued at $200,
diatnoud ring, $00, and a woman's gold
watch valued at $65. The above articles
were all the property of Miss Bigger.
ir of diamond
, one solitaire
Boys Arrested.
Two boys, Elwood L. Spicer
drew C. Homer, aged 15 years, were ar
rested yesterday morning by Officer W.
J. Massey.
In Municipal Court Agent Stout, of
the S. P. C. C., said Homer had been
living with Clay Hobbs at Hobbs' Cor
ner, Md., and
with William
and An
Spicer had been living
Murphey at the same
E lace. Prior to going to Maryland they
ad been at the Southern Home, in
Philadelphia, and, according to the boys,
they were on their way back to Phila
delphia when arrested and left the train
here, thinking they were in that city.
They were committed to tiie custody of
Agent Stout.
He Prefers Death.
Some years ago William Blackburn, a
young farmer, residing near New Castle
lost part of his right leg through an acci
dent. Recently the leg became sore, and
the sore spread to other portions of his
body, and he suffered excruciating pain.
Physicians were summoned and he was
told that tiie bone had become diseased,
and the only possible chance of saving
his fife would be to amputate the mem
ber. This he has positively refused to
do. He has asserted that before he will
have another amputation performed he
will die.
Divine Healer Here.
The Presbyterian divine, Bev. Charles
McLean, who claims to possess the power
of healing the sick who have faith in
God, is in this city, having come from
Baltimore, where he effected remakable
cures last week. Dr. McLean is known
as "Schlatter, the Divine Healer." He
makes no pretension whatever, save only
apart from his claim that lie is simply
an agent in the hands of God, and that
his cures are wrought only by tbe Al
mighty, in such as have sufficient faith.
The doctor proposes to give a public ex
hibition on Thursday evening at tiie
Opera House, free of charge.
May Start Another Paper.
For possibly a month there has been
talk of the starting of another paper in
Wilmington Methodist Episcopal
Conference. There had been talk of
buying tiie Peninsula Methodist, but
the figure wanted was too high in tiie
opinion of the persons interested. Just
whether tbe present movement will re
sult in the publication of another de
nominational paper remains to be seen.
Organ Recital.
A large audience attended the organ
recital given last evening in the Rodney
Street Presbyter:
fit of the organ fund. David D. Wood,
of Philadelphia, the blind organist, gave
the recital, assisted bv William K.
Haupt, the tenor, of the Orpheus Club of
Philadelphia, and tiie quartette choir
of the church, which comprised Miss
Weldin, Miss Miller, Mr. Ayars and Mr.
Wales. _
Action Against a Trust Company.
Notice was sent yesterday to tne Equit
able Guarantee & Trust Company by
John P. Donahoe and Lewis Dickey, tax
collectors, that they intended to take im
mediate steps against the company for
collecting such taxes as come within the
provincs of the AdamB tax law. The
company Borne time ago, by injunction
proceedings, prevented tbe tax collectors
from paying money collected to the
county treasurer.
ian Church for the bene
Christmas Services.
The Christmas festival of St. John's
Sunday school will be held on Wednes
day evening, December 28. The ser
vices in St. John's Church next Sunday,
Christmas Day, wifi be as follows: 7.C.
m., plain celebration of the Holy Com
munion; 9.30, children's carol servioe;
10.45, morning prayer and Holy Com
munion, and 4 p. as., (estival muaie.
Maggie McManus Confesses
Chief of Police Dolan in
She Also Testified That David Cun
ningham and Janies McCraig
Burglarized Many Residences
In the Quaker City—Reid
Under $1,000 Each.
At the hearing of David, alias "Bucky,"
Cunningham and James, alias "Peggy,"
McCraig before Magistrate South
Philadelphia yesterday, through the in
fluence of Chief of Police Dolan, of Wil
mington, Maggie McManus, alias "Snuffy
Mag," confessed to all the robberies com
mitted by the two defendants.
Through Maggie's confession to Chief
Dolan it was revealed that "Bucky"Cun
ningham and "Peggy" McCraig robbed
the installment wagon of William Clark
of $150 worth of goods on November 19,
this county, at Kentmere.
Through information obtained from
the woman all of the stolen articles, con
sisting of two overcoats, three ladies'
coats, one white linen tablecloth, one
bed Bpread, one ladies' cape and mack
intosh, one umbrella, half 'dozen tea
spoons, half dozen table spoons and half
a dozen each of knives and forks were
recovered from pawn shops in Phila
is crime was not what the two men
were arrested for, but for about twenty
robberies committed recently in Phila
delphia. They were arrested in Wil
mington last Saturday afternoon by
State Detective Walter Witsil and Office'r
The two men were placed in cells
the City Hall where they were kept until
late the same evening when two Phila
delphia detectives arrived in Wilmington
and escorted them to that city. There
another man of the gang wanted, named
Welsh but lie could not be found and
the authorities have come to the con
conclusion that he has enlisted in the
United States Army.
Maggie McManus, the woman who
peached on her "pals" is well-known
this city and has been a faithful partner
in crime to "Bucky" Cunningham.
Prior to the hearing of tiie case Maggie
notified Superintendent Linden of Phila
delphia, that she would confess the
whole business if they would send to
Wilmington after Chief Dolan.
Superintendent Linden notified Chief
of Police Dolan and he went to Philadel
phia, and the case was made a State
It was ascertained that the woman
was rather anxious to have Cunningham
incarcerated, as she has another lover.
She was allowed to go free on account of
her testimony against the others.
McCraig afterwards confessed the
Kentmere robbery to Chief Dolan.
Magistrate South committed tbe men
in $1,000 bail each for court.
It is thought that tbe only charge that
can be brought home to McCraig will be
the Delaware robbery,and that, of course,
will have to be heard in this State.
Among the robberies laid to the two
prisoners is one committed a few weeks
ago at the residence of F. H. Cook, - No.
1432 South Seventeenth street. They are
suspected of having committed two rob
beries in the 3d district and two down
Cunningham's record as given to the
Philadelphia court shows "Bucky
a criminal of no small note. He has done
time in New CaBtle jail for robbing Ban
croft & Sons, a term in Media jail for
stealing tools from the Chester Quarry
Company, and on August 2, 1898, was
released from the Eastern Peniten tiary,
where he had served three years f er lar
He at one time sawed his way out of
the City Hall in Wilmington with the
assistance of "Snuffy Mag."
to be
The Last Battalion of First Dela
ware Volunteers Paid Off by Uucle
8ain--Now Private Citizens.
The Third Battalion of the First Dela
ware Regiment was mustered out of ser
vice yesterday afternoon and returned to
their homes. While many of the boys
were loath to drop tbe blue the majority
of them were glad to return to their citi
zen clothes and again take up their
former occupations.
The soldiers numbering 350 were paid
off and discharged within two and a naif
hours time.
Shouldering their trunks, boxes,
valises or other packages the soldiers
left the armory at once, and those living
out of town hardly took time to say
good bye before taking their 'departure
for home.
,, ... ... . , ...
Many of the soldiers received as high
$90. This was not the case with afi of
the boys, for some of thein have been
fined until they are still in debt to the
Government. Several of these unfortu
nates were around the armory yesterday
and begged enough from those who re
ceived money to pay their way home.
Now that the Delaware Volunteer
Regiment is no more steps wifi at once
be taken to reorganize the Delaware Na
tional Guard.
Delaware will not be represented in
the army of occupation except by enlist
ment of Delaware soldiers in the regular
service, which has been done in many
cases. Major Andruss is enlisting men
every day for service in garrisoning the
newly-acquired Spanish islands.
The wedding of Miss Clara Honey, of
Pocomoke City, Md., and Harley E.
Lowe will take place tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock at the home of the par
ent! of the groom at Deltnar.
December SO, 1898
The opportunities of the public at large
to vote for the man of their choice for
United States Senator are conspicuous
for their absence.
The Son offers an opportunity for
rybody to express an opinion as to
who is tiie best man to represent tbe
interests qf the Diamond State in the
counoils of the nation.
This is an opportunity that has never
before been accorded to the people of
any State within the history of the
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 tbe said charity by
The Sun.
The contest will continue until the
first ballot is taken in tbe Legislature.
There is no law or requirement which
makes it necessary for you to sign yonr
namfe to your ballot, though we would
rather you would. They will be counted
just the same, however, if you do not
wish yonr 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 preceding
The vote in The Sun's senatorial
contest at 12 midnight stood as fol
J. Edward Addicks.
J. Frank Allee.
Hon. George Gray.
Hon. Levin Irving Handy.
William Michael Byrne..
William du Pont.
Rev. Jonathan S. Willis..
Col. Henry A. du Pont.....
Willard SaulBbury..
Gen. James H. Wilson.
Lewis C. Vandegrift.
John G. Gray...!.
Hen. Anthony Higgins.
Benjamin A. Hazel!.
H. H. Ward.
John Biggs.
George W. Marshall M. D.
John T. Dickey.
Horace Greeley Knowles .......
John P. Donaboe.
Caleb R. Layton, M. D.
Hugh C. Browne.
George Massey Jones.
H. O. Moore. M. D.
J. William Wagner.
Howell S. England.
Rt. Rev. Leighton Coleman .
A. L. Ainscow .
Jeff Butler.
Victor H. Bacon.
Victor de Han, Jr..
Charles F. Rickards.
Anton Hauber..
Rev. M. X. Fallon.
William T. Records.
Hiram R. Burton.-.
Mifflin D. Wilson..
Daniel F. Stewart.
Bev. W. J. Birmingham.
Andrew C. Gray.
14389 ■
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.... 1751
Biennial Report.
The biennial report of Dr. William
H. Hancker, superintendent of the Del
aware State Hospital for the Insane at
Farnhurst, shows that there were 258
patients at the beginning bf tiie time and
that 178 had been admitted since.
Ninety-eight patients have been dis
charged, 58 have died and four hare
been discharged as sane. The highest
number present at any one time was 297
and the lowest 250, the average being
273. At tbe end of the two vearscoV
ered by the report Member 1 last, 276
patients were in the institution. Thirty
e j 8 ht of the patients admitted showed a
hereditary taint. One hundred and ten
patlcnt8 ,J ad diaease8 of tbe eye .
Tree for Waifs.
The Sunshine Circle of St. Paul's
Church are arranging for a mammoth
Christmas tree to be erected in the Muni
cipal Ctourt room,
handsomely trimmed and be for the en
joyment of the poor little waifs of tbe
city whom Santa Claus fails to find.
The tree will be
"The Farmers' Bank at
Georgetown is holding:
worthless paper,upon which
money was raised to bUy
Democratic votes tor the
last ten years."--*Jerome B.
Bell, In tne Sunday Star.

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