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• • r THE SUN. j "=*== WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1898. VOL. 1. NO. 183. OAT CEN') ANXIETY FOR THE PARIS AGAIN RENEWED Fears That a Spanish Warship May Capture Her as She Was Headed in the Same Direction. J_ i I The Panama and Montserrat, Fall Prey to Uncle Sam's Warships. President McKinley Issues a Proclamation in Reference Ships of Spain Still in United States Waters. Portugal Orders the Spanish Fleet to Move--The Moving of Regular Army Troops May be Delayed. • to StalTCurreaisnuleiiee IhhSi s Wasii/xiitoN, April 2(i.—If the Spanish fleet approaches American waters all lighthouses along the coast, including those at Delaware Capes, will extinguish their lights. . Tlie Spanish steamer Panama, which left New York April 20, with stores for Spanish armv ami a number ot Spaniards ' 1 captured off Culm returning 1 Havana by lighthouse tender Mangrove lastlovenirg and taken to Key West. She hauled over *200,000 worth of was "hires. renorted in Tlie war reynutI ill w. • A" j |ouw . the House today . 1 ; |,- ilav will be taken at 4 o clock on "u.i> aftei noon. . .. . The Spanish fleet «as still at capi Verde 'sninds thn* al ! el l .' 0IJ f ' ., Ht „ an ,. Anxiety lor the wiu f.\, , ( slop Pans was ivne ac k a by the « port nt the s eiinier I j- . . a 11 ' 'rhg crew town lroiii I hiladiliihu. stat -s that she l*«ed » ar | wei,' a I s ,::r -m } S hi- 1 MeHtuMtiii spuu dim i I tended eapt. inng tne 1 an.. . The Preside., lb-dav sa^wdt e^mj b1 al Reorganization Fill increase of tlie army to J^O.OOO Assistant Secretary - . liateil today 1" succeed Secretary of State Sherman, and .lobii Bassett Moore of New York, was nominated to succeed Day. Moore bails from Felton and was appointed Third Assistant Secretary ol State by lion. T. F. Bayard. men. in mil war* To Await Navy Operations. Washington', April 2t>.—The Navy De partment has received despatches relat ing to tlie landing of Lieutenant Ire mont from the torpedo boat Porter for a short time in Cuba. The pmpos • t»f this hu r ed secret ex pedition to the shore from the blockade fleet was to receive and convey informa tion to and from the insurgent forces with relation to the landing of munitions of war and supplies for the establish ment of the base of supplies. It is known that the information se cured by Lieutenant Fremont is of great importance, hut whether it shows the plan for a junction witii Gomez's army has b.ii-n successfully managed or not is not disclosed. It is believed, however, that the information was satisfactory. It is problematical as to how many ble, and upon immediate troops Gomez can assem that depends largely the eperations in Cuba. It is not tlie intention of the President to begin a formidable invasion of tuba until after there lias been a test of strength between tlie American and tlie Spanish fleets, or until it lias been estab lished that Spain does not intend to send her fleet t American watt rs. It is believed that the information secured by Lieutenant Fremont, was not of a character to cliange in any way tlie plan of landing five thousand troops somewhere on tlie coast of Cuba to establish a base of supplies. On the contrary, it is supposed that a thorough understanding has been arrived at witii tlie commander of the establish-j ment of the base of supplies. i The Amer'can trooiis landed m Cuba I will not U ' • ) ,8h 1 movement, but w ill hi (5 n.isfiion feisa & toUake 'a junction with them and on tho liisli peas the force would be o*.* •&......, attack, and would be so well provisioned BWSSS Imm being out ,.If Iron, Tis;Sw"ui™*: 3 .':ii".,o Goinez can provide a sufficient force the Cuban army will he well supplied and j equipped tor such aggressive movements as may be deemed advisable for tlii iu to; make. I There are some authorities here who j urge very strongly the immediate inva sion of Cuba by a large force, but seriot s | objections are raised to this, and it is not contemplated in the present plans, j The plan of invasion, in fact, bus not [ yet been definitely decided upon, the j President is still in consultation with tlie r 11:.., General Schiitield mi the subject. Tlie reason tiiat tlie President and Secretary of War do not intend an mva sion at t j |ia tilne b y a large army, in ad dition to the danger from disease, is that , f ^ ^ s ?, fleets that are at St. Vir.cant, Cape Verde, and tlie Cadiz fleet should join ami proceed at once to attack f t0 ive battte to onr fleets, it u.Tglit result in cutting our! armv in Culm off from conimunication j for a time, and subjecting it practically 1 f » b'«*kade.in culm, such as Havana is , now undergoing. If. bv any mind.ancc, our fleet eliould , a larg (. army in Cuba j would be placed at great disadvantage. It i« regarded as desirable, tbeivfore, j that military n]K*rations in Cuba sh mid be confined chiefly t<> Cioinez's until the naval operations have some definite result. The Department here is left largely to I surmise lor a conclusion as to the course , which will be pursued by the Spanish liavv. It is regarded as definilel v sell led ■ that the Spanish fleet at St. Vincent,, Cape Verde islands, will not leinain there, and that tlie (ladiz fleet is on its way either to form a junction with tlie St.' Vincent ileel at tlie Canaries, or on an independ nt expedition to our North ern coast. Our own vessels have be n so d tributed as ti ' leiUo : I meet either ol tliese i If tlie two Spanish fleets movements. are joined in an aggressive movement | they can be met by the Hampton Roads | fleet, and a large part of Sampson's fleet at any point towards which their iiiov ments are directed. \ Meanwhile the destruction of the small Spanish fleet at the Philippines and tlie capture of the Philippine islands by our Asiatic Squadon is expected at an early | date. e | , , i Hosu Koxn. April 20.—By nmiluil-,' vices which readied here- to-day under ! date of Saturday last, it is stated that the insurgents were then gathering masses around Manila, and that a massacre of tlie Spaniards at that port | was apprehended. i It is also announced in tlie despatches tiiat tlie Spaniards have laid inine-B about Manila. j Tlie United States squadron leaves I Mirs Bay tomorrow to watch the Philip-1 pine ports. . ' Tlie insurgent leader Aguinaido is on i board the United States cruiser Olympia. | Spanish Steamship Cuptureil. i .. i,-i a -i*_Tlie little [ I Mangrove, belonging 1 1 „ the mosquito fleet, lust evening cup tured the big Spanish steamship 1'anaimi, irsMsstacsssti niauder W. II. Everett, and lias a crew ^ very valuable prize. **,a*r» sw. P Hn u , . * -m.., r, n « r nj.i n() | ffkotlie' binand. 7;, net Sen «ne su—k*«- is— —• Al tlie Gates ol' .Manila. down a little. A tided shot was tired across the bows of the Panama at a hail drtd yards, and the deck officer of the Spanish vessel was hailed and notified that if he did not heave to n shot would j be sent through his vessel. This notifi cation caused the Panama to be brought to. Ensign Dayton then boarded the Span ish steamer and took possession of her. The battleship Indiana then steamed up, and Commander Everett notified Captain Taylor of the Indiana, that he had captured the Panama, and borrowed a prize crew from the battleship, consist ing of Cadet falconer and fifteen marinines. The Mangrove was then ordered to re port to the flagship, and Hear Admiral Sampson told commandet Everett to take his prize into Key West. Montserrat Also a Prize. Fin. April id.— Three K isv \\ i:st, Spanish vessels have been captured to day, one of which is supposed to lie tlie Spanish transport Montserrat, captured by the I niled States steamship Man grove, tlie other bv the gunboat. Xew port. Tlie Montserrat, Captain Descham, ar i rived at has i'almas on April ]:t from fadiz, and sailed the same day for Ma I vana. The Montserrat was built in 1880 at Stettin, and was formerly the Dania. Site registers 2,Oils tons net, and is :i71 feet long, has 4:S feet beam, and is ISO feet deep. Her owners are the Trunsatlan tiea Comnunv. of Barcelona. Still In Port. Wasiiinutox, April 211.—Bv procla mation of Die President all Spanish vessels in the United States waters will be allowed ui til May 21, inclusive, for loading and di parting and Spanish ships met at sea shau be permitted to con tinue their voyage if loaded before that time in tlie Cnited States. All Spanish vessels bound for tlie Cnited States which sailed prior to April 21, will be exempted from capture and allowed to discharge their cargo. France Neutral. Pa nis, April 2(>.—The Cabinet Council met here today and tlie Minister fur For eign Affairs. M. Ilanotaux, informed his colleagues of the neutrality instructions issued Council approved a proclanm tion of neutrality winch is about tube published by the l'rench Government and which is identical with the proclamation issued at the time of t lie Uusso-Tnrkish war. Lomion, April 28.—It is reported here that Captain-General Blanco has cabled the Government at Madrid to the effect that the Spanish sauadvon of warships inav », ho tlie assistance of tlie Meet. Will Defend Coast Guns. , , Cniz, bad blown up at an ,|,j s This is r , |(] (l „. ni ,|, g „ l( ,k t .|ess powder fm ihe army and navy, , , , , t ,, 1111 > $1,500,000 worth of powder t< • ( ^ |, a j recently shipped »' lu ■ fifty tons east by special train, number POWDER WORKS BLOWN UP. I'luni al Santa Cruz Saltl to Ite Com pletely Wrecked and Many Employes Killed. Wasiiixutox, D. April 2t>.—Infor vas received here tonight that million tlie California Powder Works at- Santa earlv lmnr I I furnish evenin'?. aided as particularly mi ni' the Ultimate as ti e plant was fine onl v two factories in the I'nited States the of the employes are re ported lo have been killed and tlie cotin nroinul is a scene of .. tr . v lt,r devastation and ruin, JOE JEFFERSON THE ONLY The Veteran Ai-lor Deliwlrts a Mug nilluciit Audience. Tlie audience which greeted the pro duction of Rip Van Winkle last night at tlie Opera House was probably the finest | both in mimlx-rs and character that lias i vei sat through a nlay this season. |, w as a worthy tribute to the genius ! n j | ( , gt .pi, Jeffeivon. Tlie veteran actor himself seemed to appreciate the admiration and whole Oi-avtio 1 attention lie received and his | W( , r p. Wllg f„|| v worthy of bis great repu i ration. , , several scenes in tlie life of tlie scape ginci- Kip nftfctcil the audience to tears j w iiicli tne general good humor and wit I c | iagt , ( | a «ay willi smiles. At the close of the performance Mr. ' Jefferson came before tlie curtain in re i g ,„ )nw , p, the imperative applause, | | n ( .i mr teous terms he acknowledged if liis warm welcome. [ P er,m l> 8 " l,s ago bis father was ni . inal r ( .,- ,,f Hie Opora IIoiiA' here and , , i JU bv or juvenile part was szza ?- rr?, « mp but the generous appreciation he staving that In* would doubtless ntav as ■■ >» -* 1 "* rr——• M. K. Ilayd.m t... r.'.tirneJ to Mlltrnb * .. liis appreciation . \ fact not know n to most of Ins hearers the fact that he began liis of I j ! j Fntil .Monday at the Bequest of the District Attorney. OTHER EVIDENCE IS WANTED Tlie Assignee of E. B. Cut liliert & Co., Called ti> Produce the Proper Books and Judge Bradford (■ranted More Time. Tin* (ri-il of Pul l'yol-ml T Conner one of the indicted looters of the First Xiuional Hank of Dover, which was to have came up in the Cited States Dis tint Court vesterdav,lias been postponed at file instigation of United States Dis trict Attornev Lewis C. Vandegrift until Miiiwhiv iu»Yi ■ It is quite possible that the trial may even (lien I*. noHtnoned for three or four Says as Levied, Esq one of the tend to an' 1 iniportailt business 'matter on "wlieii the court convened in the Fed eral building at 10.15 o'clock yesterday moiling all the petit jurors were unesent will) the exception of Lucius i'.Campbell of Duck Creek Immlied and Alonzo 8. Whitlock of Appoquiiiiniink hundred. District Attorney Vandegrift, after tlie call of the roll, addressed Judge Brad ford and said: "May it please the Court, today was the day set for the trial of the Government vs. Ezekiel T. Cooper. Last week counsel for the defense asked for a postponement until next Thursday. t'nder all the circumstances botli sides would have been ready bv that time but for certain documentary evidence. "Two weeks ago a subpoena was issued by tins court on the assignee of a hew Vi irk brokerage firm. Tlie books were produced hope this morning and l find they are not whut is required. I will be hated to go to New York myself amt cannot be ready for trial on Thursday morning at 10 o clock. There-i (ore I ask for the postponement of tlie t case until next.Monday morning at 11.30 o'clock" net Mr. bovi C. Bird, who represents Cooper, said: "I am willing at all times to accommodate counsel, but I cannot agree in this instance. M; v colleague, feenator Gray, ms been out of Washington. He lias been at tending the funeral of Senator Waltham in Mississippi. He will be here on Thurs day. fins is Tuesday morning. The ,, books[certainly can be hen* on Thursday "'Tihfnot know if the baaks-auU be I>fte niarehal ^"and bring thTtt R1 '"The wiulespes for'the Oefcnse have been summoned. This is not ft (iase for to stand alone. On Tuesday I have an appointment at Dover. "I must he there. I neglected on former 1 f j me ' ane , alone in tliis justice '. here. "The Government" lie continued, !o go'to triffi'i,."til's ease 'tintin' know the si,rro,Hidings and bearings." .ludge ltrulford reviewed the situation ami said Hint so long as lie is on the i bench his course slmll be to have a fair showing of all the evidence in tlie ease I on both sides to the jurv. Then the jury ill feel tliev had all the facts possible 1 to « procured ami tliev can give a fair! inomriial verdict on tlie evidence. ; A fter a consultation between Mr. Vai.de crift and Mr. Bird tlie urors acre dis charged until next Monday morning at n 4?o'clock I It is undeistood that Judge Bradford ami Vandegrift and Bird will srsirs div is Iinsatlfiwtoiw to Mr. P.ird for ti.e comnieiieeiiient of the trial. li i* nUn understood that the books' tiiat Mr Vandegrilt is anxious to obtain are .4,''books O^l,Clare firm of E. H. | Cnthbert & Co., stock brokers, of New i vJ5.tri»v i ' ,lk , . • I- i Thomas S. ( lark, who was indicted. on Monday, un the charge of aiding and j abetting WiJIininN. Boggs 1,1 the cm- ; bezziement of V.JHD trom J''™ | National Bank. Dover, and ton. pit mg , with Boggs to commit an offence against, the I'nited States, eaine up fiom Dover vesterday morning, but was not at lnL ' Federal Building. _ . | IHs counsel, John Biggs. l "< , court room, however, during tlii tilt n - garding the discharge of tlie P'tit J ,,rv ! until next. Monday. It is stated that m finding true bills j against Boggs, Cooper a nil l lark non and. Bird were conferring, cx-Senator l'iiggins withdrew a security costs in Hie matter of tlie lietition of \\ iliiani \\ i ini rt against tlie steamer Tmuraila. Tlie interests demand tiiat these books be. ■use. 1 .„ I is » to: Will Go lo llio Janeiro. lias been selected by : William Urossan i,i„,Bi'uyil He w'i'flwiiVfor London on Mnv J or 4, and ■ o e e w r' reed to Bio. Mr. ' 'ossa is a widower with one child, Theflatter will remain in this ... Levy Court Meet lug. Levy Court met again yesterday and talked over tlie uniform enpiliumn tax orescritied bv the new Constitution. John II. Rodney, the body's attorney, spent part of the morning with the com i misflioiiers, advising them what course to pursue. u "The Farmers' Hank at George town is holding worthless paper today given for cash that was paid out for Democratic votes during the Jast ten years."— Jerome It. Bell, in the Sunday Star. LIQUOR BILL PASSED By the House Without a Dissenting Voice—Bin Amending New Con stitution Deported l-'avorahly. Special to Thu Sex. DoVKR, April 111i. — liusilieSH Opened ill nnbt-M? DemuZ"^! b J-if l,e >J bl T" , ' e 8 uIatln S ^ms or othei vehi e'^ ' " fr ° n ' <j?n ijm , . . .. ,,„ s 'J ' f d f 'V tl,e niw i«hle evtmi it . 11 to any ap pi enable* extent as it does not prevent K& WmalZd i 1 8titolioM ? , lal as their legitimate trade is concerned, »£ S , wa^nsSb^ve" minate - ^ ll i e . i" 11 L. n tina vote 1 ° " Ifc Kmt a ^ 1S " ' ® * v n tion of tl e State as mean Is t he° levtino ,'f a can'tatidn mx hi, 8 blv from committee * av0la Tlie proposed amendment changes see tion o of article 8 so as to make'll op tional with the General Assemble to provide for the lowing and collection of a capitation tax instead of obligatory as the constitution now demands. As there lire a few members who de sire to escape the wrath of their constitu pnts for the levying of a capitation tax which they may think oppressive, the ! proposed cliange gives them a io .phole ' of escape, but there is no provision made I or authority given to any other legisla- j tive or executive body to live such capi tatjon tax and tlie result will be that tlie new constitution will be "jumbled." | The general corporation bill was taken up and amendinents to it read for con- : t sideration. i ,■ In the Senate the bill in regard to ad milting patients to the State' Hospital , was read for final passage and passed. John B. Moore of New York, wiio will probably succeed Assistant Secretary of! Hate Iky, was a former resident of this | state. The selection of Mr. Moore, who is | ,, ow professor of internatbnal law at! Columbia University, New York, to* 'tic in iISFsMrt^IteJfttmint b?Mr. ^vanl, i t worked ins way up to the place of second assistant secretary, and in that capacity lie served under several administrations wit bout regard to political changes. Frr ,,lr l,i! Columbia. - — , -7*—7— air. Moore is 11 nephew of Register in lie is known >f the A Delaware .Man Honore l. 1 Thomas D. Webb, aged SS> years, died at West Chester, l'a., on Monday. For i many years lie was a batter, and at, various times, Imd stores on Market, I street near Third, this city. lie was one ol the originatorslot the I 1 Mechanics Bank, which started business at Fourth and Market streets and later ; was located nt Fifth and Market streots, j and subsequently became the First Na tional Bank. . tl He was also one of the fonmlers of the I first building loan association in "fl mingtmi. Thirteen, years ago lie retired | from business, and removed to >\est .. Edward Bringlmrst. Jr., and W. P. and F. T. Welib, survive him.. | 11 is funeral will lake place tomorrow afternoon from tlie residence of W. P. j | Webb. No. .KB West Ninth street, i this city. The interment, will be in i the Wilmington ana Brandywine come i terv - j l'lalntllt Hneil. r i ; ] al „i g Hassnianwas acomplaina.it in | jiagistrnle Daley's courtyesterdavni.ini , i" j t Charles 1C. Sparks, .fr., who "fj" d 0Wl . d Dim *S>.30 for work ^ ^ t i e n V eretl while the ' pi„i nt jff was einpioved oil Sparks' farm, j | over Third street bridge. , when Edward Glenn Cooke, attorney Snnrks, liegun to cross examine ! |lassiiuin, I o became angrv and left the court I j M| , (V) „|. ( , aH ] u .d for a non-suit, to ( j |( \ rU , lnag smith, attorney for : H»~' no objection, and left | 1 j| aa iVtmte Dalev orilereil llassninn's i f(ir colUe „: p t of court, and lie promptly brought back by Con-, «tal»lo Winilish. He was tlien fined *10 ami cosls for contempt of court. In de iatilt be was sent to tlie City Hall. Chancery Colon Ferguson. to nearly all tlie older members New Castle bar. : Tb. III,.. Itklg.'l>i.|)fltc!i Fre i g ht Liiic, onerating over tlie Bliiliulelpliia and Reading, Wilmington and Nortliorn, Central railroad of New Jersey, etc., 1ms issued a circular announcing. that any service of their country during the present war with Spain will be allowed during such service their full present pay if married men, and one-half tlieir present pay, if single men, and on re turn It'oin 'service, with honorable dis change, will, if not incaimcitated, lx; re eniployed, with not less salary than at time of enlistment." A Generous OtTcr. u Is fhe Watchword at I'amp Ebe W. Tunnel!. BOVS IX BLUE WELL PLEASED The National Guards of Delaware Anxious lo Avenge (lie Brave American Sailors Killed l»y Spanish Treachery, All <>i the troops were cheered to the ecl, ° ." n l,,c ' ir t arrival, and this was w ! wl,en tlie follr companies ''" 1 " ''Iniington alighted from-the train that had conveyed them here. of bmuTn^mi' uL t ,?',V' ", aS °" e 'U? 88 arc ed mwarri il e , l, 0> ' 8 '? b, .°° „ am ml,a m ' "" J®"* « throats Uo1 aro8L f| om thousands of i.q v . T . ,, . . . . - lp ,rf,„ Is , e ' tu " ted [, is elieiblv^ n r » ad 8tatlon , - to it reiLmah vW* 1 * a PP'»ach ill ! bv almost the f dFmmm T re P rc8 " ted .,re aa follow* io ' il \ u'V nv i.- ( ,'i, i iV aimn '' 1 '" Ul K - and tl,e 8 un nV./i, ... i . P1 ,j A . pqi ''/"L are 1,1 S' ,,,d htiv ton TiU.Lv... «!. ~ nt C0 '"P* n ! es 7 l vini55 ' l Y' P^ 1 ' ce nt. of the ,■ i' l ii l5c 118 to go to Cuba and liglit t , 'i l''!" L,blv ' and ^w.i i i'S ,f'utT' • m has Ilot been dan,pened by Urn weather ' and all are hoping that they may yet be allowed t<» down Swinish crneltv and Staff Corregpoiidcnt to Tin: Si n. Miiwi.KTow.v, (Camp Ebe W. Tunnell) April 20.—"Remember tlie .Maine," is tlie watch word tonight at Camp Ebe VV. Tunnell, this place. Tlie encampment notwithstanding tlie lateness of the hour is still a scene of activity. It is a white city of tents that lias sprung into existence in a day, and when the members of tlie National Guard of Delaware arrived here this morning they found their small homes awaiting them. F'rom a oppression. 'J'he Commissary Department lias fur nislied rubber and woolen blankets to evervmimin ti,» 7.. , „ i i teut is comfortably supplied ? with and bunks. Front four to tive men occupy *i tent - b Xm»£nLAhmu * rb ^";}*"i^ i''™,miu^werenot fed ^ SSfe bungei hia\ely and mplaint. J^rd- .lis.-i.viino is reml and all •The mhu disi ni e >>gi.l amt Hi", 1 straw rigidly en ■ BUSINESS TRANSACTED ua'eting evening tbeJ^WshSa was transacted and the bid tor the grad mg contracts «eie read. , Rattle snake Run sewe ua. acctnud. The finance ami pay roll was read as follows: tin „- - u . .. i„ Meekly pay roll, il0o,. ; .M, i oiithly nay roll, $824.00; secretary s colleetion, $:!48 05; city auditor s eollection,_ Wt.nO, and ettv treasurer s balance, *4,,400,12. A delegation was present from beyond Elevel.tl. street bridge, which askeit the board to pave and light Twenty-seumd and (luireli streets, as the street lias not yet been opened it did not belong to the Street and Sewer Department and noth "Ktir ta.-™- o.-... grading are Michael Donohue L2 cents | per cubic yard for t nion street be tween Fourteenth and lennsylvama avenue, j Patrick Neary 41A cents on Lincoln fEleventh street to Pennsylvania avenue, ami on 8eott street, I mmoy} vuiiia avenue to Fourteenth, and 40J dlls oil Thirteenth between Dupont ,. m i Rineoln: John Logan 20 cents on i Fourteenth between Dupont and B. & y>. U. If., and on Scott street Michael |,, m( ,|uie 20 rents. lt , w;w decided that every employe , lllve all ()r der from the foreman „f the works at.which he is working before re j co i v i, lg auv tools from tlie tool bouse, ..r,.l if nnv tools were borrowed tliev g | lnM |d report the same to the tool house ,,. n der After a map. which is being prepared I bv Engineer T. ('. Hatton, allowing w :|„. rt . all Live lights of the city are had : inspected the nietiting adjourned, | i \ml Bids Awarded li.V Hie Street and Meet Sewer Depart ment at a iua Last Night* Government Purchases. It is authoritatively stated that tlie Juniata and Howard of the steamers Merchants' and Miners' Transportation Compilin' of Baltimore, will be pur rliiis'd by tlie United States Government. Whether they will be converted into cruisers or used for transports for troop* is not known. This will make two more boats that were built by the Harlan & jilollings w-orth Company that have been bought bv tlie United States. These vessels are first-class in every respect, and are comparatively new. the Juniata being built about a.year ago and vonfs before' her. the Howard about tw Joseph Dugan, of Fourth and Bine streets, lmd the index finger of liis right band shot off, yesterday morning, by the accidental discharge of a revolver, winch lie was cleaning. Dr. Downes dressed the injury.