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Gleanings (jiiitlieivil From Off the Gridiron an I in th« Pugilis tic World. f | AMONGST THK ATHLETES f Spicy Items Taken From the Latest Happenings In the Hoped Arena and on the Field ot Ath letica-Wilmlngton's In terest Ing l<od get. DIAMOND DUHT. Buffalo ma> jump from tlie Eastern to the Western League, and Cliauucey Fisher, the pitcher may manage tlie olnb. Lave Cross's brother Frank, a catcher, has been signed to catch for Milwaukee next season. Jimmy Ryan's friends are trying to have hiui elected captain of the Chicago Club. Secretary Shetteline says the Philadel S hia Club would like to liicago, but will not give g_'t Lange, of Delahanty tor t1 him. coj If Toledo gets into the West* rn League Jack Glasscock and Sammy Nicliul want to organize a team fqr Wheeling and take Toledo's piace in the Interstate. Some one in Louisville, in arranging the Colonels for next year, suggests that Ritchey go to third, a new man be se cured for second, while Haua Wagner should take Billy Hoy's place in centre field. wh Ne fac at a G. A. Vanderbeck, the present owner of the Detroit team of the Western League, may soon become tlie nw ner of the Louisville club and ile National League franchise. Tlie question of Sunday ball will again figure prominently at the coming meet ing of the National League. Last season New York and Pittsburg joined the ranks of the Sunday playing teams, while Cleveland tried to 'inaugurate Sunday \, ball at borne. SELF DEFENSE. The police of St. Louia are trying to stop boxing in that city. Userr Gardner will be tried for prize fighting today at Cuiumbus, 0. "Kid" McCoy and Joe Goddard are booked for tlie Arena on December 16. Chaney McKeevrr and Jack Hoffman will box eight rounds in Chicago within two weeks. If Goff witiB from Dick Moore today, lie will challenge jack Bonner lor a le turu match. A Hartford. Conn., club has offered $2,600 lor Di k O'B iett and Tommy Ryan to box 25 roiitids. Toni O'Roinke, on behalf of tlie Lenox Club, New Yolk, hue offered a $10,000 pu-se for Sharkey and Cliunev Mitchell. Tom O'Rourke said Thursday that DiX u woii.d not box any one else until he meets Ben Jordan, who is expected lo arrive some lime next month. Doiy Newman yesterday completed MX-ruUud Contest Pc nego-iutious lor tween Jack Delaney and Tommy While, to be decided to Chicago in llitee weeks. Tlie malinger of Joe Gaus, the colored Ba-lliu tryiiuH -re ad, says that I-rank Erne Is o keep away fioin Ins man, and ks the $500 Gaits lias posted to e a match. ove i According to a Loudon cablegram tlie spu- ting paper, Ue/erte, bauds out some stiff parses on Cornell, wnuui it calls a "inireiahle, ungrateful stub, who black guards liis Ousts." Maity Mai hews is satisfied that he will beat "Mystery" Kerwin at the I'avtlioti on the 10m ji December as decisively as he once disposed of another Toronto favorite, Frank Garrard. Frank Cruig, the "Harlem Coffee Cooler," cables Dave Holland that lie would like to meet Tommy Ryan, and will hox him at I tie Lenox A. C. if lliui Oiuu will advance him expenses. Elwuud McUioskey and Hie Kentucky R-scoud will wmu-up at Hie Lt-iiox Chip, Nineteenth and Uxlord, inis even ing. "8pike" Sullivan has received offers to box Eddie Connolly, idiurlev .Me Keevei and Young iMulmney, ol' Phila delphia, but lias been compelled lo reject them all in. lot-ground mat me induce ments hung up were lou small. Martin Julian, manager of "Mulligan Gliurus Bail" company ms been sued tor salary li> tlie following funner meuibeiH 01 tlie company: flurry Fisher's chum for $1,200 su-aiy, Fioience Gerone's tor $54U; Jennie bai ry's foi $54U, and W„l tei lien 's claim for *576. Kid McCoy ib ufter Tom Sharkey's sea p, and, utter the- usual tomahawking with woids is over, a match may be ur ranged. George Dixon will not lake a well de seive-u rest, lor alter liis prolonged spell of iruiiiing Tom u'Uourkt- believes tnat he win gel til the condition known to aildeles us "blule." Every "honest" man in the boxing busiuenb now thinks t at it is necessary for lulu to ascend to the housetops and Cry out his belie! to that effect at the aaine time tiiivuleiiiiig mttruer to those wnouisbelleve him. George Dixon, tlie colored wonder, atil.y stented decisions u>er Who Dare S nit van and Oscar Gardner, in.ulc over $5 OtO out ui tiis two victories. In Ills ligm with D vc Sullivan tic levelled over $3 OUil f tr winning, white In ins cuuiesi with Gardner on Tuesday night he got $2,00J fur me wnuiiei's end. Peter .if.mer and big Ed Dtiukliorst. tlie Syracuse heavy-weight, have signed anioi the Arena Allnelic Club of Pniiude-pluu, on Friday evening, December 9. to meet, in mix round oom m OYOLINU The roads are getting better. Wheels will be veiy cheap. Ciiaiuiess wheels will be the go next season. f. C. Bradf -rd ia getting ready for ilia Christmas trade. Will that cycle path to New Cattle be raady fur next season? Nioa Groan wants uia friends to know that he will be in the game again next season. The Warren Athletic Club-to-be will have quite a number of speedy riders among its lucinoera. Albert Mott has heard nothing of the suit which, it is said, the promoters of the coining six-day race in New York lave brought against him. Seventy-eight amateur racing men will throw off allegiance and hid defiance to the League nl American Wheelmen to night by competing in unsanuiioiied races in Madison Square Garden. ••The whole secret of successfully fight ing tlie wind, 1 ' says a bicycle rider, "is to ride your weight, Eien with a life rider, progress will then lie made at a ceilaiu ri le of speed through the wind." Preliminary steps toward forming an organization to assume control of cycle racing in tin-slates east of the Missis sippi river will he taken at a met ting to Is- held fur iliat purpose on the morning of Decembers, at (lie Fifth Avenue Hotel ill New York city. Edouard Tay h re and Harry Elkes will compete in a one-hour paced race on the t- ti-iap indoor (rack at Madison Square Garden tonight. Elkes, of Saratoga, is the holder o( tlie hour record of thirty four miles 1.220 yards. Although Elkes has beat-it Taylore's record, there are many w ho favor the latter rider. The Fieuctnuau hua held the world's mile record, as well as the sixty-minute rec ord and has proven that he can follow the faeteel kind of pace. Teddv Hale's stock for the six-dav horror honors is on the upward jump. Peter Gulden, an old-time six-day rider, is superintending the training of Hale, Forsier and Albert, and he predicts that the Irish idol will repeat his achieve ment of two years sgn, when lie captured the international championship in Madi son Square Garden. The trio named put in from six to twelve hours' work daily, consisting of home trainer exercise, bag punching, running and several hours' riding around an eighteen lap track on bicycles. FOOT BALL. Ralph A. Oltietiess, of Athens, Ohio, died Thursday from injuries received in playing foot ball two weeks ago. He was tlie quarteiback on the eleven of tlie Ohio University. He suffered from a head collision. Tlie Union A. A. and the Orange A. C. will meet in a game of foot ball (his af tet noon at the grounds at Creetou. The contest will be a warm affair and all wishing to see a little fun si ion Id take a trip over Washington street bridge. About forty Harvard graduates assisted in couching this year's eleven. It is still an open question as to the captaincy of the U. of P. team next year bei ween Oulluud, Hare and Overfield. Tlie idea of a Pennsylvaiiia-Priiiceton game for next year is being strongly pushed to tlie front, according to tlie Princeton views expressed. At a meeting of the Swnrthnn-re Col lege football team Roger Brooke Farqu liar, 1900, was uuaniinoiiHly selected cap tain for the season of 1899. Reed, Cornell's strong left guard, lias decided lo return to Cornell next year null has announced that lie is a candi date for tlie captaincy of the team. "This year's winning foot hall team," remarked a Harvard man, "was cone p setl largely of new material which reached true 'varsity form by means of long and thorough coaching by a corps i. Donald, Dihblee, Haugii ar- pra- ticallv the only inIx-rH <if last year's team who played t issiason " Princeton's 1899 foot ball manager and assistant manager w in he elected during the second week in January instead of March, as formerly. Dr. M. I). Ritchie's success as coach to tlie F. and M. leaiii lust season will mob alny mean his engagement by uuotlier college next year. The Harvard Club, of New York, lias invited the Harvard foot hall team to be present at a dinner in New York on De render 10. The men will leave Cam bridge on the Saturday morning of the dinner and will return in a body sonir time Monday morning. They will travel in a special ear and will lie met at tile station by carriages and escorted to tlie club house. of Hkilful met ton and Wane Owing lo Frank Butterwotli's illness, Ya'e's Soiitimtn foot bail trip Iiiih been abandoned. The tour was to have been made during the Christmas vocation, iuding up at New Orleans. Fortner ('atitnitt Frank dinkey, James (). ltoiltft'iH and Fred Murphy were turning tln-se w ho had signifieii their w illingness to join the junket, an-l other veterans vert- Phil Stillman, lack Gre-nway, the Rough Rider; Butierwortli, and possibly Heffelfinger. AQUATICS. Patti Neumann, the swimmer. Inis heen invited to eontiniie liis "studies" at a Western college. Fred Forttiieyer, secretary of the N. A. A. O., has received a Inter fr Nickalls, tlie English na-smi'n. denying that the Henley Regatta Committee has decided to bar foreign oarsmen. The fact that scarcely a dozen candi dates reported for crew practice at the University of Pennsylvania yesterday d-s-s lint mean that interest in row ing at Penn lisa declined. Tlie reiiann for the small number of candidates i- the early dale at which the cull luid heen made, and which found most of tl-e men nn pivpured Report has it that George L Watson the designer of all of Lord Oiitmiven's clip ehtillengers. is iis-istiiig W Fife in the work of building the new challenger (nr the America's t'ttp, the Shiiinmck, mid moreover Hint both he and Fife will is-on hoard the yin-l t, in nil her runes and iriul- on this side The Valky rie III is being fitted up in order to give the Shamrock a try out when completed. Gil V ;! MISCKl LANY. The Warren Athlelic Club will be re organized. Ton's whal ihe athletes nl Wilming ton say. Tlie number of pcoole who are willing to join will reach Hie hundreds. Tne club wil* he s'arted in a business like wav. I' will cost all who want to jam $1 and the dues will he 50centh a month. Rea-I ti morrow's Si n for foil particu lars about the Warren. Ernest Roeber, champion wrestler of the world, in a contest with Martin Mnldooa, of Belfast, succeeded ia throw Ing the latter in twelve tninut 'e at Fox'* Pleasure Palace, in Reading, Thursday night. All sports should join the Warren. The club when formed will be a pride, to Wilmington. The intrrcollegiale diene tournament will he he d in thin city from December 211 to 31. Harvard. Yale, Princeton and Columbia will lie represented. •■Fred" Gilhert, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, ban accepted the challenge of J. A. R. Elliott, of Kane. City, to shoot for the American live hi <d championship at Chicago on Decer oer 12. Yale and CorneM are to meet in an other branch of eport Later in the sea son their basket hall teams will plav a game in NSW Yoik city at the Knicker bocker A. (Sk.. has been organized Up of Pennsylnania A fencing effg anongthe Univ students. Many college athletes have al ready signified their intention of joining the class. At the annual meeting of the Univer sity of Pennsylvania gymnasium teams J. ' 8. Williams, captain, resigned. Thomas P. Stevenson was elected in his place. The French government has thrown cold water on the proposed Olympian sanies tor the Paris Exposition of 1900 by refusing te recognize Baron Cumber tin and his cninmiitee. C. C. Hughes is hopeful that the affair may be satisfact orily arranged even yet "Kid" McCoy and O'Rourke Meet. Tom O'Rourke and "Kid" McCoy met Thursday in New York, and buried the hatchet. McCoy has agreed to meet Sharkey, tlie latter agreeing to sign tlie same articles of agreement under which Corbett and Sharkey were supposed to fig Id . "Yon haven't been especially kind lo me, O'Rourke," said McCoy. "In fact, you have blocked me at many points. I iake off my hat to you. You're a wonder!" "Thank von, McCoy," said O'Rourke. "You're a wonder in your way, too. I've g-it, nothing against you. I think you have been badly advised, that's all. As far as my barring you out of the Lenox Club is concerned, let me tell von some thing. I did it at the demand of C rheti, who declared that he would not go into tlie ring unless von were barred from ti e club on the night of the fight." O'Rourke guaranteed that tlie purse should not be less than $20,(00, and McCoy said that satisfied hint. About, the Six-Day Race. So much being said as to the speed of the participants in the coming six-day race in New York tlie following table, showing the leaders at each 100 miles in last year's event, will allow of an inter eating comparison as the coming grind proceeds: Distance. M i les. H. M. S. Lender. Luinsden. • Reading. .Hale. Reading. .Hale. .Hale. . Ha'e. Hale. .Hale. Hale. ■ Hale. ■ Hale. .Hale ■ Hale. Hale. • Hale. • Hale. • Hale, jspo .Hale. |<g)n'[""Halel IN 00 SO. 5 02 48 100 10 09 16 2(H) 24 00 300 10 22 24 00 400 20 00 30 500 00 37 13 000 00 55 44 700 00 57 38 K00 57 - 3S On 000 . 27 10 (Vi 1000 . 10 31 1100. 82 39 120(1. 91 36 13(g). 99 55 1400 10,3 43 1500.. moo.. 116 01 125 01 1700 80 i: 43 140 i'dvtce to Cyclers. At this season, when many riders are watching their cyclometers and going oitt in all kill 's of weather in order to increase their mileage, the following re mark of a man in tin- fifties, who Im ridden in-ire than fifteen years and is in perfect physical condition, is pertinent: "So.i.e one should bent it into the head-of the mileage fiends," he says, "that it is nut how far they ride, hut wisely. There nre about 10,000 hnw-haekeil wheelmen that I would like t.o take by the ears, first to prove that, 1 am aide to do it. and, secondly in ordvr to tell the ii t hat they rid t too hard for their own good "Wheeling should be exercise and not work There never should be ex liaiistmn following a ride, hut, like gyin mi-"t"i work and every other sport, it, is ownIwic* stud fchu«*ed, and itn ahnpe h'irts the reputation of the game. I «'onh like v- see some sense pounded tlie double and triple century riders. '* Y 1 H T'*, ll . f " rtl "' l " ( 'J Brtv don't, hurt the fair name of cycling to have it used inlemitetapriv." I Honest John Kelly in Trouble. Holiest John Kelly, the referee of the Coria-lt-Sliarkey fight, is in trouble. It happened this wat: Besides being an ex-hull player and an umpire lie is a gambling houseowner in New York. His place was raided Thursday night. John'* friends claim Tim Sullivan, nw ner of the Lenox A. 0., is tlie cause of the raid. Sullivan hot a lot of money on Shar ker, and as Kelly declined all bets off, l liis made Siiliivaii sore and to get square look tlie above means. And (here you are. School Society Officers. The annual meeting of tlie African School Society was l-etii yesterday at the office of Heiti vL. Conrad, ing officers were elected: El wood Garret, president; Win. I*. Banrtnft.. secretary; llioinas Taylor, treasurer; Edward An drews, Bishop Coleman, Winner Painter, Frederick R -iiiinnn, A Uteri W. Smith, P. Ihiiier.fi. Henry C. Conrad. The inte-esl fr-in the invested fund gt»s toward the stipp- n of tlie colored schools. '| lit* Ini low W A Big Rush Job. P., W. A B Master Caipenter Smith will begin work on Monday on III, elec tion of a Ing addition to the large freight s-afi'-n at Washington known as tlie Ninth ►ireei freight slalion. If is to be a rush job nini will lie completed ill about two weeks. A large gang of men will tie put at work Monday morning. The stulioii when completed 'will extend an entire block fioui Ninth to Tenth. Theadduiim will be of frame, 1 >8 feet long, 28 feet wide and 16 feet high. The present structure is 250 feet long. There will be a Dtw platform on Tenth street 30 by 85 feet. Then are alio other plat forms. PUSHING THK KVACUATHIV. Province of Havana Will Probably be Turned Over to the Americans by Christmas. Havana, Dec. 2.—It is now helieved, judging from the rapidity with which the Spaniardsare pushing t he evacuation that the province of Hava la will he turned over to tlie Americans on or be fore Dicember 24, and that.by Christmas Day Old Gloiy will be floating over Morro Castle. Yesterday morning General Greene re viewed at Marianaotlie cavalry division of the Cuban forces tinder General Mario Men'cal. Over 800 men fell in line Many had no coats or shi-ts, hut all had good mounts, well shod. While from an aesthetic view point General Greene finds the Cuban cavalry wanting, lie thinks there could be no doubt of its efficiency in guerrilla warfare, judging from tlie discipline and reckless daring of the men as evidenced in the evnlutions. TEACHERS'-' IN THE LEAD. Miss Carlisle Has do Far Received the Highest Number of Votes For the Candy. The attendance at the bazaar of the Teachers' Mutual Beneficial Association last evening was much the same as the four preceding nights. The post office, lemonade well, ''Peggy Ann," Queen Mab, Prof. Becher and many other stands continue to do a great amount of business. Tonight is the last nigh, and and it is expected to be the "Big Night" of the bazaar. The program last evening nislied by the pupils of tli school and consisted of the following numbers: Physical exercise, sixteen girls; vocal solo, Miss Elizabeth Keenev; club swing, nine girls; vocal quartette, drill by a class of hoys. Music was fur nished by tlie Howard School Orchestra. The leaders of tlie friendly contest be tween the teachers for the box of candy are Mi-s Carlisle, No. 15, 822; Miss Beard, High School, 519; Miss Shaw, No. 24, 202; Miss Semple. High School, 202; Miss Jackman, No. 11, 146. was fnr te Howard Patrolman Was to Blame. Chief of Police Dolan after investigat ing the case of Police Officer Gunn, who sustained injuries at the hands of Thomas Postles, colored, at Tenth and Wilson streets Thursday night, has about come to the conclusion that the offlrer was to blame in the matter. Ttie injured officer is at the hospital suffering from internal injuries received in the sniffle. According to Postles' story tlie officer was under the influence of liquor and tried to force his way into Postles' house and that he objected and in the scuffle hurt the officer. The physicians attending tlie officer state positively that he had not been drinking. New Castle Workmen. The annual election of officers of Friendship Lodge, No. 3, A. 0. U. \V., of New Castle, Thursday eveningre-ulteil as follows: Master Workman, George T. Tobin; Past Master Workman, ArthurR. Kee; Foreman, JatneB L. Bacon; Over *r, John Montgomery; Guide, C. (\ Whituack; Recorder, James Vanars dalen; Financier. James F. Cannon; In side Walclitn.p, Edward Clieffeins: Out side Watchman, Andrew Mitchell; Triislee, B. Frank Blackburn; Represen tative to i lie Grand Lodge, Orion A. Car rick; Examining Physician, Dr. J. Cur rol. Back Dismusted. Special to The Sum Lewes, Del., Dec. 2.—The British hark La Escocesa, from Iquique for New York, dismasted, fore and uiizzeiinia-'S with portion of each topmast standing, arrived at the Delaware Breakwater tins illuming in low nl the British steamer Marstoiiitioor, from Baltimore, Novem ber 29, for Rotterdam. Kelley Disai peared. Michael Kelley, recently paroled frem Delaware Slate Hospital for tlie li e-ine at Farnliurst as cured of dementia, l-as been missing from liis home for two weeks. He lias a clean Bliaven face, dark hair and a scar over hi- right eye br >w. Dr. Huucker is anxious to know of ids whereabouts. Heat Wi Pont Tost. Tlie coldest weal her a warm room can be had by attaching the Lex Radiator to any lamp. Mailed to any address, 30 cents; and if not satisfactory return ami get your money bank. LiVer-.l terms to agents. Lex Radiator Co., Dept. E., 432 Market street. 1'hi ailelphia, l'a. New Iron Kniling. A foree of men in the employ of J. P. Davis & Son aie putting an iron railing on tlie stone fence at tlie Seventh stieet side of the O d Swedes Church properly. Tlie railing is 2J feet high. ( hurcli Notices. First Unitarian Church, West street above Elgin li, Rev. Alexander T. Bow ser, minister. Subject, for Sunday, Dr i-einla>r4. "The Power of an Ideal Pur pose." Services at 10.45 o'clock. All seals free. Tlie public cordially in vitid. Central Presbyterian Church 10 30 a. in., preaching by Rev. T. A. McCurdy, I). 1)., subject "The Great Need;" 12 in , Slllliinv school; 6.45 p. no, prayer meet ing of the Y. P S. C. K.; 7.45 p. no. preaching by Rev T. A. McCurdy, I). D., subject, "A Very Practical Thing." W-st Piishyp-riHii Church, corner of Eighth and Mashingt-ni, the Kev. A. N. Keigwin, D D 1020a. no, celebration of the Lord's slipper and reception of new memheis; 2 p in.. Sunday school; 6 45 p. in., Christian Endeavor; 7.30 p. in., preaching hv the pastor. W. C. I'. II. Aleellng. Ttie animal fleeting of Hie Woman's Clirisiian Temperance Union held at llieir moms, No. 103 West. Eig-il.li street, vesierdav aflern-nui was very in tererliog, tin- rcporia id Mrs. A". W. Mendenhall, Mrs. J. K. Milligan, C. Emerson, Mrs. George Todd and G. C. McCall showing the excellent work done during tlie year. At this meetiHg the following officers were elected: Mrs. J. Darlington, presi dent; Mrs. Charles Eim rsou, vice-presi dent; Mrs. William Taggart, treasurer; Mrs. Msmsret Berlin, corresponding secretary; Mrs. A* W. Mendenhall, re cording secretary. Mrs Mrs. 1 lilUKN Ks GKANIEII. Commissioners Name These Men to Conduct Hotels in Cecil County. Kiok by Property Holders. ' , to bring some pressure uponVlmnmn u.issioners in tlie way of amts again* then, bv owners ..fold established I otels 3 They claim that if their tenant-cannot procure a license they will be cnnipelled to close the hotels, which would mean considerable loss to them in the way of rental. Thennlv licenses refused so far on ac count of objections being made against the applicants are those of Eugene Chirk of tlie Felton Hotel, Elkton, and George H. Queek of tlie Bayard House. Chesa peake City. Thj first license grained yesterday was to George R. Grasou of the Maryland House at Rising Sun aim the second to Joint T. Wiison of the Howard House, Elkton. Special to Taz Acs. Elkton, Md.-, Dec. 2.—Tim Liquor License Cniiiiiiiegiouers in -ession muav granted three Samuel B. Fnari, Hotel E kton. E.kton; one to Frank H. Thompson, Benjamin Thomas hotel pionerty, Norili Eisi, and to William C. Hauihletiiii. hotel property lit Calvert. Applicallons were received from William A. Q ieck and .lames Luy Ituill of Chesapeake City. There seems to Is* a *re licniiMeH, miih r. "CHERRY" 18 HEAD. Valuable Bird Belonging to a Well known Tousorial Artist Beat It's Life Out. The vicinity of Tenth and Market »t reels is grief stricken over the deal It nl Cherry, the best educated canary bird in the State. Cherry was the property of barber Lewis Leshetn of No. 5 West Tenth si reel and was the delight of all (lie frequent ers of tl>e shaving parlor. The bird had almost human intelli gence and would obey almost every word and gesture of Mr. Leshem. Many peo le who had lieaid of the performing ird visited the shop to and him perform were well repaid for their pains, le bird would s.ng when told l y i The t y it master end tight a Ihrt-e-rnuiid fight, lax over to receive a whipping anil lie still while Mr. Leshem was pr attiring a strap to inflict the supposed punishment and would fight witii the school children lhrotigli tlie glass in tlie front window. Cherry's remains were placed in tlie hands of Mr. Hart-love, who wil stuff and mourn "Cherry," after which the pet will be placed in its former po-i lion in the window of tlie tousorial es tahli-Jinient where it used lo enter nil Mr. Leshem and his friend- ami pair n s Mr Leshem is deeply grieved overt! e loss of his pet, mid ssys lie will spare n paitis to preserve tlie remains of tin biid and restore it a- near us possible I its resemblance wlii'e alive. Tlie bird's dealli was sudd-n and un expected and us owner t inks Inn its w ing caught ill the wire--d I he rag and hoit its life out in vain efforts Jo extricate itself from llie dangerous posi lion. DISHONOR ABLY DISCHARGED. Martin Rubinsnn, « ho Deserted First Delaware Regiment at Camp Meade, Guv-- Himself Up. Martin Ri-biiisnn, -d this city, and a member of Company E. Fi-st Deliiwnn V-ilunteers, walked im-ithesiaii-ui House Thursday night, and surrendered himself having heard the police were looking tor him, on the charge of desertion. The day after Hie regiment arrived at Camp Meade, Robinson, who wjh under arrest, suddenly made a bolt for freedom. Being handcuffed Uuiiinson could uni use Ids arms to advantage, but lie succeeded, however, in snatching a revolver from the belt of Serge-tit Holcoin, who was sergeant ot tl e gu ini for that dav, and immediately opened fire on liis pursuers. Rohinson then took advantage of the in iinentary delay caused by his action and made his escai e. By some unknown means Robinson succeeded in ridding himself of Hi "bracelets." Officials have been in search of the runaway from that time but had heard nothing of him tintil lie surrendered himself at, the police stutioi.. RoDiuson was given a dishonorable discharge from tne service and no fur ther steps were taken against him. Botkin Wli nesses in a Wreck. New Orleans, Dec. 2.—The Sunset limited transcontinental train on tlie S nit hern Pacific, running from New Or leans to Sail Francisco, and which made its initial trip yesterday, was badly w recked at 4 30 p. in. at Grand Marais, two miles west of Jennings and about 180 miles from New Orleans. The train was running at a high rate of sp-ed, w iieii s-iineiliing broke under the for ward truck, probably an axle. On the train were Detective McVey. of Delaware, and eleven witnesses to give testimony in tlie Bmkin case in Saii F rancisco next Monday. Tlie Botkin witnesses were very badiy shaken up i y tlie accident and one of the women in I lie party had her face scratched. A I tlie cars were more or less injured, the sleepers even being torn from t heir trucks. Auditor's Report. Francis Shun k Brown, who was ap pointed auditor lo adjust and scueim account of George G. Pierie and Harri s in G. Seeler, the assignees of L. H. Tay lor & Co., hankers and brokers of Phila delphia, Thursday, filed liis report. There were two accouius, the first »lmw ing a balance for distribution of $33, 630 14. The balance shown by the sec ond account, which includes Ihe oalan , mi hand from tlie liist account, is $ti3, 650.20 Toe aggregate amount of dither allowed is $284 070.74, anil the auditor awards a dlvnh n I 20 ts-r cent. Farmers' Friend 8xA*. Special to The Sun. Elkton, i d., Dec. 2.—Tlie schooner Farmers' Friend, Captain George Oiun.n of Deals Island, and which it was feaivo had been lost in the recent storm on Chesapeake Bay, having cleared from tin Virginia coast several days previous I llie storm with a cargo ol fish scrap lo the Scull Fertiliser Ceinpany, E.kton, at rived here safely yesterday. Tlie cap tain said he was"fortunate lobe near i gtssl harbor when the storm broke whioh he safely entered, Mrs. Annie E. i are ms uas purchase from Mrs, Mary K. Sines the properly No. 425 East Fourth meat. j PRETIY CHCliCH WIDDINO. Miss L. K. McCaflcrty, of l iiiwn-od, Marr ed to Samuel C. Wter of This l ily at M irons llouk. The nuptials of Samuel C. 'Voir, of this city and Miss Laura E. MrCafferty, of Lmwood. look place on Tours Dy evening at tlie Marcus Hook Baptist Uliitrcli. The cerein ny was performed hv Kev. C. W. Bishop, tne pastor. Miss Do lia AlcUuffe tv was the maid of bo-cr. wmie Frank McDowell acted as itest In i<e entered leaning on ihearmoi uer brother, George MeUafferty, by she was given awav. „ '''.e imeri-r ot the eburch was haud » "' «'v decorated with palm, and fi-ral I A reception was held at tne i bride s home alier tlie reremenv. i J ' P"" ,m1 Mr ' allU ' 1r8 ' Wv,r lo Hie Mxlb mi. The , street station, Chi-sler, where itiey d« I parted op an extended wedding i rip : through tlie west. Upon their return 1 tie v will inak> their residence at No. 120 We-t Fiiuitl sfeet, this city. Among the Wiliniugtuiiians present were: Mr. and Mis. John H. Wier, Mr. and Mrs. Marc-elms Price, Mr. and M s. John B. Price, Mr mid Mrs. P. VV. McDowell, Mr. Frank W. McDowell, Miss Reba J. Wier, Mr. Lewis McDowell Mr. Harry McDowell, Mrs. Laura McCartney, Mist Laura McCariuev, Miss Lillie Price, Mr. anil Mrs. Thomas Mathews. Mr. and Mrs. J Lloyd, Vlr. and Mrs. W. H. Me Garrilv. Mrs. <!. A. Kenney, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Wier, Mr. and Mrs. J. Callahan, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. 0. Sutton, Mrs. Eliza R- ss, Mr. and Mrs. William J Downey Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Appleby, Mrs. Emma Wier and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Siegrest, Mr. and Mrs. William J. More Hind. Mr. and M s. Clifford Mendenhall, Mr. ami Mrs. Hiram Yerger, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, Miss Adah Bennett, Mr. John Willis. Mr. Howard Dunbar, Mr. Benjamin T. Bye, Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Ladd, Mr. Joseph Alexander, Mist Annie Morris hi, Miss Kate Morrison and Miss Jennie Morrison. George W. G'egg living at Pennsyl vania avenue and Du Pont street, died vesterday morning at 8 o'clock after a long illness. He was about 60 irsold and leaves a wife and seven ch d n. It Costs text to nothing , ...TO HAVE... BEAUTIFUL .FLOWERS For Ten Cents of any kind of money we will send you THK Florist's Secret You wnl never have a failure with tour plants it yon follow the one simple direction we send you for Ten Cents. Do you want your plants to grow. Send a Dime. The Flower Show, 54 North River Street Wilkefl Barre, Pa. $5000 FOR A .\| | Do you want to know wliat >our coins are worth ? They ure worth what they will briny*—no nore. We will send vou a schedule telling the prices we vil 1 pay tor any Unittd States coins you inay have thus giving the actual value of all American coins for a Dime. Address, Tn» CtDturi tom C'Bp-Dj, Wi kos Barr y l a i (ox 87 BEST YET it "t-n« »* liuu monthly «me Y ear ami a l UttWhpaiei put your name* in our ap-to-date A^enti Directory for Twelve Month*. Yon can't lone. Uui e' v'ilken Hirr* ^a No -tamps weeiptd. Address * I hr'*-lory Company, hox 87, I'H I fjtl ¥ SC A KPS rutLRY SCA/iFS Trilby Scarfs— ust the filing fot evenings. Trilby Scarfs—Just the thing for Sauntering*. Made cri Irtwool,in sli colors Tiny ire the damtie t wrapevtt ffenria d esigned especially forsumimr nigi te ambles. Stynsh beyond all doibt md worthy in every respect. COST-ONE DOLLAR. WILKB88ARBB. 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