Walter A. McEvilly, milk inspector
OUR WILMINGTON VISITORS. POUCEMEN, CITY OFFICIALS, FIREMEN AND NEWSPAPERMEN. Taken to the Virions Points of Interest In and Abont Beading Played Base Ball In the Morning - Potato .... Boast ob Mountain. One of the finest looking bodies of mefl that visited this city for some years was that of the Wilmington, Del., police force to the number of fifty - seven men, the mayor, chief of police, several city officials, and a number of newspapermen wbo were yesterday the guests of tbe local police department. They came for kpleasure and they had it to their full bent, and Reading, which has a reputation for hospitality, scored another success. Plans for the entertainment of their guests during the day had been discussed pro and con for several months and nothing that could contribute to the visitors' enjoyment was omitted. Tbe visitors arrived in a special train at the foot of Penn street over tbe Wilmington and Northern railway at 8 30 o'clock yesterday morning, where tbey were met by the local reception committee. A line ot march was at once taken in tbe following order np Penn street to Fifth, to city hall: Sergeants Kenderdine, Weidel and Seiders. . Athletic band, 20 men. - Complement of 36 Reading policemen commanded br Sergeant Hintz. Members of the reception committee, including the following: Councilman Parker, Millbolland, Mast, Clouser, Market Commissioner Merz, Water Clerk Hangen, Alderman Koch, Building Inspector Wanner, Clerks of Councils Goodman and Lindemuth, Detective Smith and Fire Alarm Superintendent Hoffman and others. Wilmington city officials, citizens and newspapermen. Fifty - seven Wilmington policemen, wearing crash coats and hats. Carriage containing Mayor Weidel, ot Reading; Mayor McLear and Chief of Police Dolan, of Wilmington, and James R. Kenney. - - Carriage containing Chief Etzel, of Reading, and City Solicitor Conrad and Assistant Cahoon and Milk Inspector McEvilly, of Wilmington. - When city hall was reached the freedom of the city was extended to.the visitors by Mayor Weidel in a neat address, which was responded to by Mayor H. C. McLear, of Wilmington. At the conclusion of the speechmaking Mayor McLear, City Solicitor Conrad and Chief of Police Dolan, ot the visitors, were each presented with handsome bouquets, after which the guests of the day were escorted to the Auditorinm where a substantial luncheon was served. Wben the inner man had been satisfied tbe entire party proceeded to Fifth and Penn streets, where three special cars were in waiting to convey them to the ball grounds of the Reading club to decide the knotty argument as to which clnb, the locals or the visiting officers, were best versed in the art of ball tossing. Tbe lineup ot the two teams was as follows: Reading Bobst, ss.; Mast, p., Holl, lb;Hiller, cf.; Sauer, c; Lewis, If.; Merkel, 2b. ; Bacbmnn, 3b. ; Saylor, rf ; Fredericks aud Grimmer, substitutes. Wilmington Kakin, c. : Bowman, p.; J. H. Massey, ss.; Payne, lb.; Shields, 2b.;Fubrman, 3d; Evans, If.; Bayley, ct.; with Lucus and Kelly as change pitchers and right field. After the contest, in which Reading was victorious, and over which Manager D. A. Long officiated as umpire, all bands boarded cars at Tenth and Pike streets and were couveyed to Miller's Family park, where an excellent dinner was served. Atrip over the Gravity road with a thort stop at the Tower was next in order. The afternoon was spent at Wild Wood park, where a potato roast was held. Last evening was spent at Carsonia park after which they returned to the city. The party left for home at 10.10 o'clock very much pleased with their day out. Tbe visitors were as follows: H. C. McLear, mayor; M. F. Cannon, D. F, Leary, H. R. Smith, J. B. Oberly, J. J. Ryan, conncilmen; M. J. Kelly, oil inspector; Walter A. McEvilly, 'milk inspector; John Bougham, city auditor's clerk; George Kloberg, city treasurer's clerk; H. C. Conrad, city solicitor; M. H. Cahoon, assistant city solicitor; Win. Joyce, chief of fire department; guests, W. H. Horllove, Walter H. Hayes, W. Scott Vernon, Wm. Brown, John Evans, Harry Cheairs, Thomas Monagan, chief of police John F. Dolan; captain, Robert W. Chambers; sergeants, Bailey, Evans, Welch, Lucas, Massey, Black, Howzate, McDermott; patrolmen, Davidson, Lyons, Eakin, Massey, Shields, Maloney, J. T. Scott, McGillon, Solomon, Mullen, McLaughlin, Heffron, Fuhrman, Welch, Tucher, Todd, Gunn, Ford, Barr, J. H. Massey, Boughman, S. D. Scott, White, Sarcoski, J. F. Ward, Minn,' JNeetey, McGarvey, Long, McBride, McDaniel, Marr, Collins, P. G. Neely, Mare, Payne. Taylor, Kane. Hurley, Rawson: patrol officer. Shell mounted officers, Palmer, Hutton; court officer, ileal; turnkey, Hammerer; special officer, Wallace; detectives, Mc - Yey and Witzel; newspapermen, A. O. H. Grier; Joseph Honey, Evening Journal; A. C. Davies, Republican; Theodore Ferscbke, Free Press; Harry W, Pynick, Hun; Charles E. Gray, News: J. u. Martin, Star; W. J. Hoffer, New Castle News; H. M. try singer, Sunday Herald.