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Gleanings lillflieml From Off tilt* Uriilifitii an I in tfin Pugilis tic World. ATlil A1 iIIjEI EiS AMONGST THE Spicy Items Taken From the Latest Happenings in tbe Hoped Arena and on the Field of Atli letics-WilmlnKton's In teresting Budget. . . , . o. r • short stop, has signed a St. Loins c°n tract, ann n he is within 2 U per cent, us good a* they say he is, ho will stay in last, company. Chicago, Boston and Cincinnati will not be much concerned in the League's debate on the financial slump of 1898. All three made money. President Hart, of the Chicago Club, stated yesterday that Lange and ex Captain Dahlen are ttnlikelv to play with the Colts next season. An effort will lie nut le to trade the pair for Kelly and Jennings, of Baltimore. "Kid" Gleason, the noted little second baseman of Sir Andy's ballet, may card the uniform of the Gianlr ■pring. According to Chicago dispatches, President Hart-, of the Colta, is willing to give Pitcher Thornton and "Jimmy" Connor for our Uotliain infielder. Two teams will (rips in the spring, one to Baltimore and one .to New York. Games will be nr rai ged with Johns Hopkins, Swarth utore and Lehigh. On the New York trip the team will play the Crescent Athletic Club and its league game with Columbia. The Cornell game will be played at Cam bridge. Pilcher Charles R. I'ittenger has been empowered by Manager Selee, of the Boston Club, as his own agent, in order to secure Ids release from the Beaneaters. Pittenger writes from his home at Green castle, Pa , that he desires to get with a club where he can have his regular turn on the rubber. DIAMOND DUST. Lockbead, Sacramento's sensational dis next I make two The California Base Ball League has smoothed the way to al'ow National League players that are wintering on the Pacific coast to keeu in condition. A rule has been passed allowing each club in who is the circuit to employ one player under reserve in another league. Rumors are rife in Chicago to the cf fpet that Dahlen, thesho'tstop, and "Big Bill" Lange, the outfielder, are to be traded. Manager Burns talks about g-t ting Jennings, Kelley, Delahanty and Gleason, but lie is evidently dreaming. SELF DEFENSE. Oscar Gardner will not be tried at Columbus on the charge of prize fighting till December 11. Jitn Hall, who is in Dallas, Tex..wants to re-enter the ring. Peter Maher and Bob Armstrong are to meet in New York during January. The Daly-Gans fight has been post poned from December 27 to December 28. Oscar Gardner lias poste7I a $500 for feit to meet Dave Sullivan at 122 pounds. Matt.yjMatthews wants to meet the winner,,Mif tbe Mcl'artland-Hawkins f> fight,-//' forge McKadden and Larry B-cker meet at Paterson, N. J., on Decem hi ✓ r 6. 1 Tom O'Rourke has posted $1,000 to bind a match betwsen Corbett and Sharkey. George Dixon will take a rest until he ■nets Ben Jordan, who will arrive here next month. Tlie Coffee C oler is willing to meet Tommy Ryan if the Lenox Club will guarantee expenses. Guslluhlin and Joe Choynski are to box twenty rounds at the Lenox Club, Ne«v York, on January 10. Tim Callahan will meet Patsy Broder ick in a fifteen-round bout at Bridgeport, Conn., to-night. "Mysterious" Billy Smith will meet Tommy Ryan in Syracuse, N. Y., ii lie defeats Joe Walcott. Jim Jauey and Jack Hanley are booked to go twenty-five rounds at Gloucester, N. J., on December 19. , "Honest" John Kelly, who is to re ceive $500 for refereeing the Corbet-Shar key fight, ltaa not called for his money. "Billy" Whistler, of Philadelphia, and Jack O'Brien will box twenty-five rounds at 128 pounds, at the Green wood Athletic Club, Brooklyn, on Satur day night. The Lenox Athletic Club has decided that hereafter Charley White shall referee all contesta at that club. The officials say that pugilists who desire to tight in their club house will do so with White as referee or not at all. * Joe Walcott and "Mysterious" Billy Smith are in fine shape for their twenty round bout at the LeuoX Club, New York, next Tuesday. In the preliminary "Kid" Broad, of Cmcinnat, will meet Mike Kearns, of Philadelphia, fur ten rounds at 122 pounds. Owen Ziegler believes in making hay while the sun shines. He lias made the following matches: On Decern her 10 he will box Frank Barkley six rounds in Chicago; on December 12 he will tackle Charley Barnes in Cincinnati for ten rounds, and two weeks later he will face Geoige Kerwio and Jim Franev in six-round bouts. Mitchel 1 is now thirty-seven years of age, and is considered by sporting. men to have seen his day in the ring. Al though he takes good care of himself, this is probably right, and he would not show to advantage against the Sailor. Mitchell was formerly a great drawing card in this country, but his defeat at Corbett's hands in three rounds, at Jack sonville, sent his stock down many points. i i'vt'1 Tvo ' ' * ^ Fournier, the French champion of 1893, announces Ilia intention to settle in this country and follow the sprint r acca. A petroleum motor tandem will be dsk! to pace Eddie McDuffee in an ex hibition ride at tbe cycle races at the \ . _ Garden Saturday night. Fournier and Ricard, the Frenchmen, will manage the machine. The indoor cycle racing season will open Saturday evening at Madiion Square Garden. The stars of the even ! ini'will he Harry Elkesand Edward I Taylor, who will meet in an hour paced j race, starting from opposite side of the ! track. Arthur Gardiner, O. S. Kimball, Tout | Cooper, E. Allen. II. Terrill and Jay I Eaton are among the professional riders 1 who have entered for toe sprint raceB in Marii-on Square Garden on the evening of December 3. The principal short dis tance race will be for the indoor cham pionship of America at one mile. Public interest in the six-day race to be run at Madison Square Garden, New York, next week, appears to be as great, as last year. It. is surprising the hold lottg distance racing has on the Newr York public. Eight countries will be represented. Jimmy Miehael, the Welsh middle distance racer, will apin doa his racing togs and get into the indoor game before t |, H j 8 owr _ Arrangements have completed by bis manager for Michael to ride a series of paced races at Madison Square Garden. He will arrive in New York from Europe on Saturday next." FOOT BALD. Union A. A., and Orange A. C., will meet in a game of foot ball on the Cres cent grounds Satuidav at 3 p. nt. Owing to Jaffray being in New York with a wrenched leg, Harvard's foot ball captain will not be elected for a few days. The Pittsburg A. C., and Duqttcsne C. and A. C. foot ball teams met at Pitts burg Wednesday for the second time this season, Duquesne winning by 27 to Ttie question of the make-up year's Pennsylvania foot ball already being dbcussed. Pennsylvania loses only three regular men, Carnet-, Hedges and Folwell, and there is a pos sibility that Folwell may return. Of the scrub team Captain Kennedy has awarded sweaters containing "Penn" across the front to the following men: Wallace, Whitmyer Zimmerman, Fonltz, Merriatn, Howell, Johns* n, Diefendorl, Neilon, Bannard, Scott and Parke. The old south stand at Franklin Field is to be torn down and a new one erect ed with a seating capacity of 8,000. This will be over 1,000 more than the old stand would accoaimodate, and a 200 yards indoor track is to be built under tbe stand. 0. of next team is Harry Sheldon Pratt, 1900, has been elected captajn of Brown's foot ball team for next season. Me played quarter back last Beason and is generally liked by the players. Pratt is twenty years of age, stands five feet six and one-half inches, and weighs 147 pounds. The following University of Pennsyl vania football plavers have been award ed the 'Varsity "P:" Outland, Overfield, Hare, McCracken, Carnett, Hedges, Goodman, Reugenberg, Folwell, Mc Mahon, Cooiiibsf Harrison, Gardiner, McCloskey, De Silver, Hodge, Snover and Walker. Tlie foot ball suits in which the Cor nell team played against Pennsylvania last Thursday aie still at the dressing moms of Franklin Field. They were frozen stiff as soon as pulled off, and it was impracticable to pack them for shipment. They are still able to stand alone, since no weather capable of thaw ing them out has happened along. AQUATICS. During tlie past few days carnenters have been busy with the University of Pennsylvania foot ball dressing room on Franklin Field, converting it into a row ing room witli machines. Yale's Freshmen navy officers were elected Wednesday night as follows: President, Norman Ho/ell Mason, Chicago, III.; vice-president, William Mann Fincke, 3d (of the Sheffield Scien tific School), New York city, and Bron son Rumsey, Brooklyn, N. Y. Walter Peet will probably again coach the Columbia University crew next year, tlie old difficulties being smoothed over. J. A. B. Cowles acted as coach last sea son, and gave satisfaction, but business engagements prevent his re-engagement this year. It has been definitely settled that Bob Cook will not coach the Yale crew next season. Captain Allen was asked who would coacii, but replied that nothing has been settled. The Lehmann stroke is not likely to be used at Harvard again. The new coach, Olea, doesn't admire it, and will use one of his own. Helms decided to have an 18-inch slide, a quick catch and have the men pull until their arms come to their breasts. He thinks there is more power in this stroke than in a long one. He will also shorten tlie oars to twelve feet. AMONG THE HORSEMEN W. C. Whitney (Sydney Paget) paid $7,000 for Lissak Wednesday at Lexing ton, Ky. The Bennings, D. C., meeting closed Wednesday, McCne, an apprentice to T. J. Healy, riding five winners and one second. F. D. Beard heads the list of winning owners for the meeting, having won $2,775; P. 8. P. Randolph's stable won $1,615; J. J. McOafferty's $1,655 and O. L. Richards $1,095. "Tod" is still in New York city, and will remain there for several weeks, when lie will visit the West and then toddle back to England, to ride there all next year,and maybe thereafter. Charley Dwyer will also go back with him, for his trip was bo successful this fall that he lias decided to "plav it again" for a re pealer. He will also be belter heeled, for he will have a small stable in charge, and, as the cockney woulb say, "With CliaHey Dwyer a liownin' of 'em and Toddy Sloan a ridin' of 'em. what more does yer bleedin' well want?" MISCELLANY, A call has been issued at Columbia for candidates for a water polo team. Heidelberg University new has classes officially recognized for regular practice in field sports. The movement was made in order to reduce tlie number of stu dent duels. i'fie approach to tlie Yale athletic field is to be improved next year, when a new bridge will be built so that surface cars can convey passengers to the cen tral gates of the field. Canada is reported to have one of the fastest middle-distance runners of the world in John Caff rey, of Hamilton, Ont., who is said to have covered 19 miles 108 yards in 1 hour 54 minutes 5 seconds. The Yale-Cornel I basket ball match will probably be played city in March under the Knickerbocker Athletic Club. Harvard men have organized a rifle and revolver club and are pomp to make efforts to arrange matches with Princeton and Yale. Hah Adali, the "Terri le Turk," and "Tom" Cannon have signed articles for a match at the People's Theatre, of Cin cinnati, on December 5. ASali has posted a forfeit and Cannon will follow suit at once. in New York utispices of the Frank C. Ives, the world's champion billiard player, will probabl|ttiever again I be seen in a cha ■ pionsliip politest, and it is questionable if he does much more playing, except for amusement. Hisre tirement is not due to fear of anv nppnn e nt who wields a cite, but the magician lias the consumption. Lacrosse i» booming at Harvard, and an effort is being made to form a triple league, composed of Cornell, Columbia and Harvard. The Crimson team will probablv make two trios in the spring, one to Baltimore and one to New York, B. J. Wefers, the sprinter, lias left the N. Y. A. C., and will hereafter represent the Boston A. A. This is owing to the N. Y. A. C. having replaced nim by Tewksbury, of the University of Penn sylvania. Up to last Saturday Wefers had been employed as instructor at the St. Nicholas Skating Rink, New York, but be left without a moment's warning for a more lucrative position in Boston. Captain J. C. McCracken, of the University of Pennsylvania track team, will issue his call for candidates within a few days, so that work can begin on the track under the Franklin Field gtand stand at once. Association's intention to send a rather larger number of men than usual to the various track meets in New York and Boston. It is the Athletic Fitzsimmons Upholds Himself. Bob Fitzsimmons' opinion that Cor bett and Sharkey faked in their recent fight has called forth a number of criti cisms anent Bob's laving down to Jiut Hall in Australia. Fits answered these last night, as follows: "Soine people say that I have no right to express my opin ion of the battle between Cot bett and Sharkey; that I ought not to throw stones at glass houses because of the fact that I admitted l laid down to Jim Hall in Australia for a paltry sum. "Well and good,I don't deny it.lt is a fact. At that time I was an ignorant, green blacksmith, making barely a liv ing. I wanted to forge my way forward in a boxing line. A chap came to me one day and said. 'Boo, do you want to make some money?' I slid, 'Of course I do.' 'Well, ' he replied, 'yon can make some by travelling around Australia with Jim Hall.' "Hall was a coiningjmiddle-weight at that time, and 1 quickly graspel the op portunity. There were many times a void in my stomach, and the chance of geiting three square meals eyery day, with a soil, downy bed to rest niv bead made my eyes beam and my heart jump wit.li jdy. "I was requested to drop one night be fore Hall, and on the following night I was to beat him. Thus we went on from town to town I was simply em ployed, and like a dutiful hireling to his master 1 obeyed orders. That is all there is to it, and no one will say, who is not prejudiced, that, I did wrong. My repu tation in America is beyond reproach, for I have always fought to win." Charles Mitchell Again. Pony Moore,Charley Mitchell's father in-la v, has bobbed up again, this time with a challenge for Mitchell to meet Sharkey. Moors has deposited $1,000 to bind a match for $2,500 or $5,000 a side, and the best purse, give or take $500 ex penses. If the match takes place in England, the iS 'porling Life to name the releree; if in America, the club is to choose the official. Sharkey said last night: "I will accept Mitchell's challenge if he is sincere. Let it be twenty-five, fifty rounds or to a finish. "Mitchell can name the terms and place if ho is anxious to fight tne. I ant open to the world to fight any man, and the first one who puts his money up will be accommodated. It matters little to me where the contest takes place, Amer ica, England or any other place in the world will be agreeBble, providing we get the largest purse. "To prove that I mean business 1 will post $1,000 to cover Mitchell's forfeit now in London to bind the match. "As to my future plans, I want it understood that I am still in the game and ready to box anv heavyweight in the world. The fact that McCoy won't meet me leaves quite a gap in the ranks. 1 am preparing a statement, in which I will tell just whom and when I will fight." TEACH KBS' BAZAAR. The Pedagogues Will Not Continue the Fair For Another Wrck. Programs Arranged. The attendance at the bazaar given bv tlie Teachers' Mutual Beneficial Associa tion last evening was greater than that of any preceding evening. The Wilmington Bicycle Club ai tended in a body. The program lust evening was as follows: Dumb bell drill, class; recitations, Nellie Romlev, Elsie Truitt; scarf drill, class; recitations, Lulu Plumlcy, Mar guerite Wells; wreath drill, class; panto mime, class; "Star Spangled Banner." Under direction of Miss Maliala II. Wells. Several selections were rendered by Elmer Compton's Banjo and Mandolin Club of this city. The program arranged for tomorrow evening will be rendered bv the pupils of the Howard School, and will consist of the following numbers: Club swinging, nine girls; quartette, Let us Seek the Placid River; drill, boyB; music, piano, cornet, violin. Owing to the success of the bazaar a great many of the people arc under the impression that the fair will continue another week. This conclusion is wrong, as tho teachers who are etnploved in the differ ent booths find the work very fatiguing and could not stand the strain for an other week. The result of the flag contest last even ing, Ischool stood No. 9, 1,763; No. 24, 1,299; No. 7, 1,822. The votes for tbe most popular teacher show that Miss Carlisle ia in the lead with 698 votes. WANDERING LIGHTSHIP Uliould Have Been Off Coist of Massachusetts. But is at tbe Breakwater. Special to The Sun. Lewes. Del.. Dec. 1.—One freak of this week's storm is the presence at the Dela ware Breakwater today of pnllnek Rip Lightship, which should la- riding the waves off the coast of Massachusetts The lightship was towed to the Delaware by the steamer Switzerland, which foim i the wandering vessel 200 miies awa trom Pollock Kip Steals, from which dangerous point she was supposed to gnaid all mariners. Two men were rescued from the light ship, and they tell a thrilling story of their nuventures. Sunday afternoon their flouting lighthouse was anchored by three chains and anchors in thirty six feet of waler. The gale had then be ? an to show its power. By nightfall its nry had increased and suddenly (wool the chains holding the lightship parted. The third could not stind the strain. Soon one of its huge links snapped and away whirled the lightship amid tht foaming breakers. Fortunately the wind was half off shore, and the lightship pitched and tossed ocean ward. The men gave them selves up for lost, but the lightship proved staunch and Tuesday nigtit the Switzerland came along and got a tow line aboard. This additional load made the steamer more than a day overdue, but Captain Neilson would not abandon his prize. _ _ _ OPINION HANDED DOWN. Judge l-'tiiletter of Philadelphia Over rules Quay Demurrers— i rial Set for December 12. Philadelphia, Dec. I.— 1 The first great triumph of the prosecution in lit- Quay conspiracy case was Achieved in this cay today. Judge Finletter, in the Court of Quar ter Sessions, at 10.20 this inorni g, handed down an opinion deciding against the defense on all the points ii hud raised, overruling the demurrers to four indictments and denying the motion to quasi) the filth, thus sustaining all ttie indictments as presented by the Grand Jury. The defendants, United States Senator Gray, Richard R. Quay, hits son, and former Ktate Treasurer Haywood, we.e not in court, the presence of tne defend ants on a charge of misdemeanor at this stage not being necessary. In their beliad, however, their counsel entered pleas of not guilty on all five in dictments. Ttie court fixed upon Mon day, December 12, for the beginning of the trial. The court, in announcing its decision, did not take more than a minute, Judge Finletter summarizing his conclusion in a b ief sentence, and handing down over the bench t e opinion in lull, which was a long writing, and which was filed without reading. There was a rustle in the coutt-rooni as the sweeping decision became known, there being something of an expectation that one or two of the indictments might be found faulty. The fixing of an early day for the trial will enable District Attorney Graham to conduct the prosecution. His term ex pires this month, and, had a late day been fixed, the new District Attorney would probably have had the case. KILLED AT COLUMBIA. Former Wllmfngionlan Meets Death on the Railroad While Walking on the Tracks. Charles Souders, P., W. it B. ga'c tender at Third street crossing, while on duty yesterday received word that his son, John Senders, had been killed at Columbia. Pa., the nig"t before. The unfortunate man was found lying alongside the Pennsylvania railroad tracks with both legs severed at the thighs. He was taken to the Columbia Hospital and died shortly after. How the accident happened is not known, but it is thought he tried to get on a train and slipping fell under the cars. The father resides at No. 519 New Cas tle avenue. The family formerly resided at Columbia, and it is not likely the re mains will be brought to this citv for in termer t. Deceased was about 30 years of age and single. He was nt one time employed as a P., W. A B. brakeman in this city. He had been at Columbia for some time where he worked it) an iron mill. He had many friends in this city. MUST FAY COSTS. The City ivill Compel Payment of Fines by Mrs. Hartman and Mr. Forbes. The authorities are determined that Samuel D. Forbes, Constable James F. Porter and Mrs. Maria C. Hartman shall pay the penalty imposed bv the Judge of the city court for assaulting Mrs. Green. Ea.'h of the trio was fined $50 and coBts. The costs in the Municipal Court amounts to over $50. Unless tlie parties named come into court and pav their fines they will be brought in on a capias and unless they pay the money then they will be sent to New Castle jail in default. Deputy City Solicitor Cahoon said yes terday morning: "The Superior Court has decided that the Municipal Court existed and had tlie power and jurisdic tion in the case. The case was heard and parties adjudged guilty and were d $50 and eoste each. That money must be paid into the treasnnv of this court or else tlie parlies will be commit ted to jail. ; tlie Building Lines Drawn. Chief Engineer Bmtghman, of the En gineering liepartment, reports the follow ing building lines drawn during the month just closed: Seth Feaster, brick kitchen on the east side of Church street between Seventh and Eighth. Sallie B. Piekels, dwelling on the east side of VV«st street between Delaware avenue and Eleventh street. George W. Bush, five dwellings on the north side of Seventh street between Lin coln and Union. Frederick Stuck, store on the east side Market street, between Third and Fourth. Sarah A. Hollis, addition to laundry on last aide of King i and Ninth. Wi8 S. Fell, two dwellinge on tlie weet side of Harrison street between Fifth ind Sixth. the e Eight street between DAY'S EVENTS IN THIS COUNTRY In 11)01 Detroit will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city by Pere Marquette. Official notice of the dissolution of the "United Slates ol Central America," has been received at Washington. It is understood thai C. P. Huntington will build t wo steamships, each to cost $2,000,000, for the China trade. The steamship liate City, for which some anxiety has been felt, arrived safely in Savannah harbor this morning. Hv his will Inventor Jnlrn W. Keely left bis esiate of $10,000 to bis wife. No memhn of the motor is made in tire will. Becoming intoxicated to celebrate the hirth of a child, a man named Dunn and living at Cameron, " is., returned home and murdered the babe. Thomas Brewster, a seamen of the steamship Stratl.esk, was washed over hoard riitrii g the storm while the vessel was off Cape Henlopen. China has broached the subject of an extradition treaty with tbe United .States, applicable to all criminals, but particularly to Highbinders. Samuel A. Kinnear, proprietor of tbe Joodaie Hole , at, Columbus, Oldo, has assigned, with estimated liabilities of $49,000 and assets of $62,000. Damage suits aggregating $800,000 have been fiied by the receivers against i lie directors of the Mechanics' and Traders' Savings, Loan and Building Association of Chicago, which failed in 1897. The Miners' Brass Band and a large force of marchers have been ordered to proceed to the pits at Carnegie and Tom's and Miller's Runs, Pa., where it is said the wage scale is being vio lated. MAY HAVE TO FIGHT. Insurgents Will Not Recognize Ces sion of the Islands to the United States. Madrid, Dee. 1.—Advices from the Philippine 'Islands say the insurgents there have decided not to recognize the cession of the islands to the United States, and lhat they will resist to the It is also declared that the United States will requite 70.000 troops to put down the rebellion, and it is alleged that the insurgents hold 10 00 ) Spanish pris oners whom they will force to serve against the Americans. An official dispatch from General Rios the Spanish commander, at Iloilo. Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, says the Spanish troops there have made a successful sortie against the enemy, in flicting heavy losses upon the insurgents. The insurrection, it is added, is spread ing in the Visayas, and it is assured that the movement is not directed against the Spaniards, but against the .Americans. The Philippine insurgents demand seven million pesetas for the release of tlie forty friars imprisoned since ibebe ginning of the war. The Premier, Sennr Sagasta. denies the report that General Rios is negotiat ing with the insurgents forlhe surr-ndtr of Iloilo to them. THE PORTLAND HORROR. last. The Vessel Was Swallowed Up hv t he Sea Off New England's Coast. Province-town, Mass., Dec. 1.—The storv of the disaster which overtook th steamer Portland will never be told; but one point seems now to be established beyond doubt, and that is that the vessel was swallowed up by the sea and was not driven ashore and pounded to pieces. This is proven by the fact that no large sections of wreckage have come ashore, and the only reasonable conclusion to be reached is that the vessel foundered in deep water off High Head. Of all the ship's company of over 100 souls, not one survives. - Sixteen bodies have conic ashore, and it is not likely that many more will be recovered. Boston, Dec. 1.—The schooner King Philip of Fall River lias been totally wrecked near Highland Light and the vessel pounded into small pieces by the waves, being only identified by frag ments that have conte ashore. The crew numbered ten men, all of whom it is be lieved must have been lost,. STOCKHOLDERS MAY ACCEPT. Building Association of Chester Of fered $10,000 to Settle case Against Orlando Harvey. The stockholders of the Delaware County Building Association, of Chester, on Wednesday night considered the re port of the committee appointed in tho matter of tlie proposition of Holstein H arvey,of Wilmington, to pay $10,000 to the association and have it drop the prosecution against his brother, Orlando Harvei, late secretary of the association, who is under bail fur embezzlement. The committee stated that they en countered considerable difficulty in get ting Mr. Harvey's brother to furnish that amount. Wnen his voluntary offer was first made only five thousand dollars was named. This the committee emphati cally refused to consider. Eight thou sand aiso received the same treatment. I The offer of ten thousand followed, and as ti e prospects of getting a higher sum appeared futile, the committee finally de nted to incorporate that offer in their re port. for the consideration of the stock holders. Judging from the concensus of opinion expressed it is probable that, the stock holders will accept the consideration of $10,000 voluntarily offered by Mr. Har vey's brother and the proceedings against, ttie embezzling secretary discon tinued. A stockholder remarked: "The $10, 000 is far better to ns, speaking in re lation to our monied interests, than the incarceration of the defaulting secre tary." ci Washington Camp, No. 4, Patriotic Order Sons of America, will give a! smoker in tlie Smith Building tonight. ! The William Lea and Sons' flour mill, which has been closed down for some days, will resume operations on Monday. Miss Mary Brown, formerly of this city,who was burned to death nt Trainer, Pa., was buried on Wednesday after noon. John Packwood, who has been work ing in this city, has accepted a position wuh the Roach Shipbuilding Company, in Chester. a - JIIKY CLEARS McGOVVAN. :: Decided That Mrs. Freidman Was Not Entitled to Damages for Dog Bite. The jury in the case of Mortis and Yetta Friedman vs. John McGowan rendered a verdict in favor of tbe defend ant shortly after 5 o'clock vesterdav afternoon in the Superior Court. The case has attracted much attention and lias consumed about two days of the court's valuable time. The action was brought against Mr. McGowan by tin. Freinmans for $1,000 damages for injuries alleged to have been inflicted bv a vicious dog belonging to the defendant. Tlie concluding arguments were .fin ished in the case about 4 o'clock yester day afternoon, after which Chief Justice Lore charged i he jury, having previous ly disposed of some preliminary points of law in the case. He told the jury they must decide the case on such lines as t he testimony fur nished. "They must decide w hether the dog was vicious and if so was the defend ant aware of it. It a dog is notoriously vicious it may be known by two wavs— by reports or by observation "If the testimony of the plaintiff shall convince you that the injuries received by the plaintiff were inflicted by this dog and the dog is considered vicious in your judgment, you shall awarl such compensation to her as the extent of her suffering in the past and in the future should warrant." Af'er the case was finished Chief Jus tice Lore complimented Attorney How ell S. England for the masterly manner in whj#:li lie had couuucledthe plaintiff's side of the case. H. H. Ward and L. C. Vandegrift • made an application for a rule to show cause why an alternate writ of manda mus should not be issued compelling the Board of Pilot Commissioners to place the date of the apprenticeship of W. 8. Edwards. Jr., on their books. Mr. Edwards' actual time of appren ticeship began in 1892 but the Commis sioners' books only give him credit with serving since 1896 and should the entry be properly made he will be entitled to a pilot's commission, otherwise he will nave four more years to serve. The time set for arguing the case is December 10. Tbe following jury was drawn to hear the case of Anson It Maher, vs. Harry C. Moore. Clayton Von Culin, Frank W. Morrison. Giles Lambson, Z. McD. Roberts. John Peoples, Joseph Morrison, Price Dilworth, Edward L. Davidson, James T. Holt, Levi S. Naylor, Mathew Orouk and J. W. Roberst. The jurv were diecli&rged until this morning at 10 o'clock. Peter L. Cooper represents the plain tiff and W. 8. Hides the defendant: Mr. Hoffecker filed a petition for a rule to correct a defective sheriff's deed tinted 1858, Abraham Cannon sheriff. The deed was on the Lengel Brewery property. The contested liquor license cases will \ oe heard on December 10 Horace Gree'ey Knowles presented a petition for a bill of sale of the property ■f Alexander Boyd to be sold at sheriff's sale. It was made returnable on Satur m iay. MissMae Appleby has returned from a visit to friends in Germantown. John G. Gray spent yesterday at Sea f ird. Miss Mae Applehv lias returned from a visit to friends in Germantown. J. Curtis Wiggleswnrth, of Philadel phia, is the guest of Wilmington friends. Rev. William A. Walling is making irrangements to move out of his Houns tield's property. The ladies of Lower Brandywine Pres byterian Church gave a supper and ba zaar last evening. G. D. Foulk, a Delaware College graduate, lias accepted the prim-ipalship of a publ : c echo I at Cape Charles. 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