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Gridiron and in the Pugilis tic World. AMONGST THE ATHLETES Spicy Items Taken From the Latest Happenings in the Roped Arena and on the Field of Ath letics-Wilmington's In teresting Budget. DIAMOND DUST. The ColonelB may change hands. ^Washington wants Lave Cross for Mercer and Maguire will be sold from the Senators. Many magnates are trying to reduce the r ague to ten clubs. Freedman's cracks are not yet gobbled up. The price is too high. JF^ a 8 D . erbrothers want IQ ore than $65,009 for their franchise, besides they are not anxious to sell. Several magnates have made offers for Amos Rusie, but Mr. Freedman will not *ay what they are. The St. Louis law courts have troubl ahead. The Browns' franchise must be nettled in the West. The Giants have won its oase from Newark over the purchase of Pitcher Carrick. Th ® owners are trying to load off on New York, but Freedman wiW not be (buncoed. A certified check of $100,000 haH been sent to the Fifth Avenue Hotel to buy 'the Browns. A lot of talk is going round upon fiftv-cent ball. It is expected that this price will again control the game in Phil adelphia. The Louisville Club mav change bands. George Vanderbeck, of Detroit, has until today to accept the option of the Colonels for $50,000. Billy Nash has had many offers from outside clubs, hut he wants to stay in the National League. He prefers Brook!v or New York. D Mysterious And crafty indeed are the wavs of Brimh, but in putting out that feeler, via Kramer, the League manipu lator for once overshot the mark. Old Probe gave the foot ball people about as rawa deal as 4id the base ball folks this year. Bad weather cut big chunks out of the revenue of both. President Young favors the restora tion of the fining system. That means of course that he has had enough of the impotent and useless Board of Disci pline. The Louisville Club has curtlv de clined a "liberal" offer by the New York club of Joyce, Tiernan and other players unnamed for Clarke and Dexter. schedule deserves other trial. Under better conditions next year it will yield .better resuits than was possible this year of War and -Brushism. Harvard will greatly miss its promis Jng young third baseman, Robinson, next season. This young man had all the earmarks of a great player, handling .himself with an ease and grace and field ing and throwing as do few collegians. He is a Baltimorean, and lias business with his father. an gone into SELF DEFENSE. Jack Bonner has quit his manager. Tom Burrows is due here from London on Friday. Big Jim Jefferies and Joe Kennedy matched to fight this month. Billy Plimmcr, the English boxer, seems to have trod the path which lias led to the downfall of so many of his rivals. Isadora Strauss, a Philadelphian, is willing to box any 135-pound boxer in that city. George Godfrey, the old Boston negro boxer, is rather skeptical about Tom Sharkey's fighting capabilities and he has a proposition to submit to the Sailor after his light with McCoy. Dave Sullivan and Oscar Gardner as good as matched. Young Mitchell has gone into the box ing business again, and would like to meet Adam Ryan, Waddy Miller, Young Starr or Jack McDonald, for 4, 6 or 10 rounds, at any club in Philadelphia, the Arena preferred. "Kid" McCoy has changed his train ing quarters to Boehm's Hotel, New Dorp, Staten Island, and is getting into fine shape for his contest with Joe God dard at the Arena on Friday night. Bob Armstrong and Sharkey are fill ing a week's engagement at Toronto, Can. of at the the ter will are are He 'Kid" McCoy and Tom Sharkey have finally found a reputable individual who will accommodate them by holding the stakes and forfeits for their coming match at the Lenox Athletic Club on January 10. They have agreed upon Sam Martin, the hotel proprietor, as final stakeholder, and the money has been turned over to him. Malty Matthews, who fought Owen Ziegler a twent-round draw in Toronto last Saturday night, has been matched to meet George Kerwin, the "Chicago Mystery," in a twenty-round bout at the Queen City Athletic Club, ol Toronto, within three weeks. A match has been arranged between Matty Matthews and Sammy Callahan, of Buffalo. They are to meet in a twenty-round bout at a boxing show to be decided at Hamilioh, O. Tommy White, of Chicago, and Kid Ryan are signed to fight six rounds in Chicago next Monday night. Negotiations are under way fora match between Joe Gans and Otto Pieloff, the Western light-weight. Several clubs have made offers for the bout. eter, been to the that ber the son daily, in tion, signed to The tween The ten-round go between Owen Zieg ler, of Philadelphia and Charley But-ns, -'Cincinnati, at the People's A. C., Cin npati, Tuesday evening, resulted in a _raw. . "Stockin 1 ge' Conroy, of Troy, will ran meet Frank Childs before the Dear boit| Athletic Club, of Chicago. Jimmy -sr Rote and Harry Forbea will meet at tamo Entertainment. Schafer, the one-legged boxer, have hie benefit at Htoolman's Hall, Frankford, Philadelphia, on December 19 inetead of December 17, as wat at announced. The wind-up will be tween Schafer and Thilo, another one legged boxer. the Dave Wallace, the feather-weight boxer, of England, who has been anxions for a long time to visit this country and box some of the good lads at his weight on this side of the water, has finally been accomodated. Joe Bernstein been secured to meet the foreigner in twenty-five-round bout at the Lenox Athletic Club the latter part of January or the first week in February. Latest CYCLING. The L. A. W. will continue to main tain control of amateur and professional racing. Monachon and Joyeux sailed for Eu rope yesterday. Arrangements were made with Fournier and Stephane to main and pace the contestants in the twenty-four hour race which is to take place m Madison Square Garden next month. Motor pacing in bicycle races is sure to be tried by the American flyers next season. It has been employed in middle distance racing for three years past by the Frenchmen, until how It has come to be considered perfectly natural. The outlaws will no doubt take a rest as Kimbal is down in old Kentucky. E. C. Bald yesterday left for West Baden Springs, Ind.; Tom Cooper left last night for Detroit, while Arthur Gardiner left at the same time for Chicago. W. F. Wahrenberg and George F. Sohreiber of the Pierce Wheelmen, New York, are anxious to race with any ama teur tandem team in the country, the match to he the best two out of three at mile heats, in Madison Square Garden. In ail likelihood the American Cycle Racing Association will hold a carnival in .Madison Square Garden the week of January 1 to 8. There will be probably three nights of short and middle-distance racing, ending on Saturday night with the finish of a 24-hour race, which will be started the night before. Fred Titus is evidently not of Bald's Opinion in the matter of winning dis tinction on the stage. Bald began at the top and took a rapid drop straight to the bottom, Fred has begun at the bottom and will work his way up. Titus is now in the chorus of the "Belle of New York" Company. Major Taylor is signed for next season to follow the national circuit and to make attempts at reoords prior to the opening of the racing season. Taylor signs to race in America and not in France and lie confidently speaks of his battles to come with the best men of the path. According to figures received from Secretary Bassett on L. A. W. member ship, Pennsylvania is again in the lead with 14 new names. New York sent 7; Massachusetts, 5; Michigan, 4; Maryland, •3.; Wisconsin, 1, and Connecticut, 1. Pennsylvania now has a total of 17,785 members, while New York lias 17,319. for from than they for not be from on be been buy upon this Phil until the D the that ball big of de all FOOT BALL. ffllie U. ot P.- football returns for the year, as given out at the annual meeting of the U. of P. Athletic Association, shows that over $32,(000 was dared on football games, but, as usual, baseball, rowing and track athletics caused a deficit of several thousands of dollars each. The annual report of the treasurer of the Cornell Athletic Council was sub mitted at Ithaca last evening, when it was plainly discernible that foot boll was the only sport carried on without a loss. As seen also in the Harvard report, foot ball has been the means for supplying the finances for all brandies of athletics. an AQUATICS. Advices from London would indicate that Sir Thomas Liplon has intrusted the building of the Shamrock to Messrs. Thorneycraft, of Chiswick. Dr. Peet has been chosen head coach of the Columbia crews for the coming season. The last crew lie coached, the 'Varsity of 1895, handily defeated Cor nell and the University of Pennsylvania at Poughkeepgie. In reply to a personal letter from F. R. Fortmeyer, Guy Nickalls, the famous English scull, wrote as follows on the Henley question: "The extract as pub lished in London Truth is entirely ' rect, and you may lake it from me that the subject of foreign entries was not even discussed at the last meeting of the Henley committee. The whole mat ter remains as heretofore, and entries will be accepted under the same condi tions." mcor AMONG THE HORSEMEN Tod Sloane's percentage of winning mounts in England is so far above the other jockeys that he finishes alone. He haa lees than 100 trials, and nearly 44 per cent, of them. won MISCELLANY. lot y The University of Pennsylvania hockey team practiced for the first time Tuesday with about twenty candidates. Prince Ranjitsinhji, the Indian crick eter, has been made a Colonel. He has been appointed by the Maharajah of Patiala to the honorary Colonecy of his bodyguard. Golf players who are planning a Southern trip this winter will find plenty to intereet them at the links in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Last night was "Foot ball Night" at the Ice Palace. The University of Penn sylvania, Ilaverford and Swarthmere College teams were present. The Yale hockev team will meet the leading college and university teams this winter. Capt. Stoddard has announced that a game has been arranged with the University of Pennsylvania for Decem ber 27 or 28. Skating races are being arranged by Johnny Johnson for the early part of the year. Johnson will meet Bob Neil son in February at the Canadian skating championships. Johnson is training daily, Bernard J. Wafers, who iB at his home in Lawrence, Mass., to spend bis vaca tion, denied yesterday that be bad re signed from the New York Athletic Club to join the Boston Athletic Association. The annual crcm country contest be tween the Universities of Oxford and the will Hall, firet be one Cambrid cember ge took place in England on -2, when Oxford won by points. This gives the dark bines eight victories against eleven of the light blues. Arrangements were made yesterday between James E. Sullivan, secretary the A. A. U. and chairman of its Boxing and Wrestling Committee, whereby A. A. U. will hold the national boxing championships at the Lenox A. C., New York, on January 27. and has a LETTER FROM JACK DALY. The Wilmington Lad is in Good Con dition and He Expects to Down Joe Gang. The following letter from Jack Daly will, uo doubt, be of interest to many friends in this city. New York, December 12, 1898. Friend Harvey:— Just a line to you know how I am getting along. As you know, my match in Cleveland fell through, but we were matched again to fight before the Lenox A. C., here in New York city on the 28th December, at 133 pounds, weigh in at p. m. 1 now weigh 130 pounds and I have lot of time to get down to the necessary weight. I have been out here at High Bridge eight days and I will be in good condi tion and expect to beat that Baltimore colored lad. I will again miss my Christmas dinner. Last year at this time I was training in New Orleans for my fight with Everhardt. After my coming fight I will be right home. Fitzpatrick has got a big fellow named Lawlor helping me train. We box and wrestle every afternoon. Lawlor is feet 3 inches tall and weighs 201 pounds, think of that size for me to punch at. get along all right with him. Give my best regards to all the boys and I will now close remaining Your friend, Eu re the take by rest E. left F. the at of to in 7; as ever. Jack Daly. SKATERS OUT IN FORGE. Many Lovers of the Invigorating Sport Enjoyed Themselves Yesterday. In taking a stroll around the outskirts of the city yesterday, one would readily see that the skating season was now on in earnest. The cold snap of vesterday and the day previous did the thing that all lovers of this invigorating sport have been wishing for, and that is make good, smooth, strong ice. Although the ice on the pond in Shell pot Park has been safe, the owners of the park would not allow any one to skate there. Yesterday they announced that there was skating at Shellpot Park and the crowd that took advantage of the fact was very large. The pretty girls with gay costumes and the boys with sweaters of all shapes and colors were as thick as flies at this popular skating re sort. The fish ponds on the north side of the Brandywine also had this crowds. Those who wanted a good long skate and wanted to indulge in hockey and pris oner s base went over to Shellpot creek. The new skating resort at Brandywine Springs alee had a goodly number of b£Lr nerartl8tS d " ng th6ir ,a " Cy Tairinrt ■+ aii ;« „n 4 a it. If tne present cold snap continues. there will be skating galore for some time. May it keep cold and not snow is the cry of the skaters. Warren dull Meeting Tonight. Tonight will tell whether Wilmington will have another Warren Athletic Club. If the majority of those who have signi fied their willingness to join attend the meeting there will be a Warren Club, if not then there will be uo club. The meeting will take place in The Sun building at 8 p. id., and everybody is invited to be present. If the people want an athletic club in this city there is a way—attend tonight'B meeting. Jack Farrel to Fight. In Washington, this evening, Jack Farrel, of this city, will meet George Clare, of Philadelphia. Farrel is in the best of condition and expects to w in. He has been training with Jim Janey, Billy Nash and Pat Raddie. If Farrel is successful lie will return here on December 22, and would like to get a match on with Frank Hoffecker or any other feather-weight. GRAHAM'S ANSWER. Commonwealth Has Completed and Filed Reply to Senator M. S. Quay's Petition. Philadelphia, Dec. 14.— The Com monwealth's answer to the Quay petition to the Supreme Court asking that cause be shown why a writ of certoraria should not be issued has been completed, and after undergoing a second revision was filed at 5 o'clock this afternoon in the office of the Prothoriotary of the Supreme Court. District Attorney Graham remained away from his office in the City Hall all day, and it was stated that he had given instructions that no one should be told where to find him in order that he might devote the entire day without being dis turbed, upon the answer. Mr. Graham and some of his assistants worked late last night to complete the document, which is a formidable one. Colonel Green, Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, was notified yesterday that the paper would be filed before nightfall, but later in the day word was sent to him that the paper would not be placed on record until today. G. Captai.. Jones Leaves the Hospital, After being away from his ship the the John H. Tingue for nearly a week, Cap tain James Jones was conveyed there yesterday in a cab from the Ilomeoe pathid Hospital. The captain, together with the mate, George Cox had been lay about town last Thursday and spent a lot o money on four newly found friends who later tried to do them ud. Jones was so badly hurt that he had to be i;« taken to the hosDital and lip camp out wrtn y dS r ed h up fl ?„ t d ti ? e blaS I ^t h ;as cr h fog a Joid d He* £, b °' juries he received. The schooner is Ivina at the ahin««pd.nf I Sharp where she^ntlv hre.foht t b< cargifof luthber. "***'* i V «,«, eight blues. of Boxing the boxing New De ROUND ABOUT TOWN J. F. Crew has returned from Florida. Mrs. Nelson Warner, of Elkton, Md., is visiting here. , Miss Edna Barker, of Milford, is visit ing in this city. Thomas McCorkle will address the Y. M. C. A. nun's meeting on Sunday after noon. The barge Iantha has been towed Pusey & Jones' by the tug Martha for re . On Monday night there will be a re cital on the new pipe organ at Rodney Street Presbyterian ChurcT * TeteaDl. n a°n f d t T 1 9 el ^ ware r and Atlantic Telegraph and Telephone Company are changing the wires from the old building to the new one. The Young People's Guild of St. John's Church will give a reception to ...i. in Con Daly his 1898. let C., of at 6 a Bridge condi my this for my named and is 6 1 boys members of the parish this evening the parishhouse. . Mary Miller was arraigned before Mag istrate Kelley last evening, on the charge of annoying Elizabeth Graham, and held in a $500 peace bond. Employes of the Water Department are engaged in placing meters on pipes which supply water tor motors in the various churches in the city. The board of directors of tlie River liave decided the im was view Cemetery Company to take several steps looking to provement of the burial grounds. Arrangements hare been completed for the concert to be given at the synagogue of the Adis Kodisch Baron de Hirsch Congregation tomorrow evening. At 7.30 o'clock last evening Rev. N.W. Tracy, D. D., of Kentucky, began a of Gospel temperance meetings for two weeks, in the Bijou Theatre of this city. The calithumpian band of the Wil mington Bicycle Club on Tuesday even ing serenaded Mr. and Mrs. James A. Oliver at their home, No. 1012 Trenton Place. The special services being held in St. Janie's Church, Newport, were continued last evening. Bishop Coleman and Rev. Henry Ward Cunningham made ad dresses. The next members' social at the Y. M. C. A., will be held next Tuesday ing. The New Year's reception to the young men of the city will be held January 2. The Pioneer Benevolent Society gave a masquerade dance on Tuesday night in Eden Hall. The costumes were novel and grotesque and caused much mirth and merriment. United States Marshal John Cannon Short has resigned his position todian of the Federal building and Post master Hugh C. Browne has been ap pointed to fill bis place. Mary Smith, colored, of Girard and Tat nail streets, fell in a fit at Fifth and Du Pont streets on Tuesday night at 10 o'clock and was taken to her home in the Phoenix ambulance. series ever. Daly. on the been good, of to Park of girls with as re of Quite a number of prominent Wil and mingtonians went to Newark vesterday pris- to attend the funeral of Mrs. Katherine Whiteley Howell, widow of the late General Joshua B. Howell. of Complaint is made of the ondition of Cy Sycamore st.e "t at Union lt is sa.d that the sewer has been stopped up for . T .. _ R ^* U "% h . Latimer Elderdice, D. D., is P l " es ! dent "i VVestmuister Theological Seminary of the M. P. Church, will lec ture on "Old Sweethearts" in the First M. P. Church tomorrow evening. The steamship being built by the Har lan & Hollingsworth Company for the Porto Rico trade will be named the Ponce. This steamship is one ol the largest ever built by the local firm. The Water Commissioners at the cent meeting commented on the fact there were no applications for water ser vice. Tiiis was the first time in several months in which there were no applica tions. even on as cus ... „ ,. the members of the Third Battalion of the First Dela ware Regiment is progressing as rapidly as possible at the Armory, and in a little while Delaware will be without the if to or re Hawkins & Co. have sold for Mrs. Margaret Wiltbank, the store, dwelling and stable property on the south side of Twenty-ninth street, between West and Washington to Robert Blair for $2,500. The work of examinin representation in the army. E. 8. R. ' Butler, who came to Wil mington from Sussex county in 1841 will today begin the fiftieth year of his active business life. He has probably been longer in business than all but two or three men in the city. Daniel Bubenzer, the well-known coffee roaster, who was thrown from his team one day lost week, is improving under treatment at the Delaware Hos pital. He has not yet entirely ered his mental condition. Arthur Sullivan, acting hospital stew ard Of the Second Division Hospital Corps, now at Augusta, Ga., has received an honorable discharge, and is expected home in a few days. Sullivan was a member of the First Delaware Regi ment. recov The bark Charles F. Ward, which has been at the wharVes of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company for ceveral weeks receiving an overhauling,and load irg railroad cars, will set sail, today for cel1 her destination, Rosario, Argentina, South America. Junior Vice-Commander Daniel Ross. . b Department Commander Liddell As sistant Adjutant General Reilly, Colonel W. B. Norton and Peter B. Ayars, of the J. G. A. R., Department of Delaware will "is attend a reception iii Philadelphia this " evening, tendered to General James 4 ! nR Saxton. ' citt ElJrtrie PoL^nt 'hi ' V ' ilra j, n S t ° n the control of the New Yor^ Gas and Electric Light, Heat and Power Com pany and that in a short time applies- D i tion will be made to the Street and Sewer Department bv the company to lay conduits in various streets P of y the city. The company is hacked bv Phila defphia capital y Th» ri.ft P e< i;« m s.rSc yn ^ Caia P secured Wil- in ur? < - U f ont s minonty holdings in the was "hfoh^nXnffio 7^^^ b °' d ! 8 JotmsXssel'fuu^ffitn; Ihm? °Rp ifi^ 8 T bl e 1,e jy aa m Eng- sis. I- Be this asi t may, the stock has was b< *"" 0Ure f Mr. Rossell positively re- the ^ ter 8 . tatement whatever COMMITTEES APPOINTED Md., visit Y. after An Interesting Meeting of the State Orange Patrons of Husbandry; Held at Dover. Dover, Del., Dec. 11.—At a meeting the State Grange Patrons of Husbandry, in this city, today, Worthy Master 8. H. Messick appointed the following mittees: to _ Division of Labor—Arnold Naudain, re- sttfe ^ re os ?*' & ,leB Rice, John Trimble and * y Charles H. Shockley, D. W. RalpTand are Sisters Talley andfBrown. Mileage—W. A. Tallev, W. C. Rick ards an( f M . L New ton. St. Finance—S. H. Derby, Dr. A. T. to Neale and A. E. Rittenbouse. in j Education—R. G. Buckingham, Wes ley Webb, F. Achy and Sisters Derby and Brown. Agriculture—Charles Rice, John Trim ble, W. C. Burton and Sisters Burton and Shockley. Co-operation—E. H. Saulsbury, E. M. Peach, A. H. King and Sisters Ralph and Lewis. Resolutions—S. H. Derby, I. J. Mor gan, A. E. Rittenhouse and Sisters Achy and King. Dormant Granges—Wesley Webb, J. P. Chandler, H. C. Lewis and Sisters Kate Johnston and E.D. Slaymaker. Transportation—A. N. Brown, A. E. Rittenhouse, W. C. Rickards Sisters Brown and Lewis. Executive Committee's Report—H. C. I^wis, Charles Shockley, A. Naudain and Sisters Burton and Rickards. legislation—E.M. Peach, A.N. Brown, Byron Pepper and Sisters Webb and Bancroft. In Memoriam—F. C. Bancroft and Sisters Talley and Riggin. The following resolutions were adopted: "Resolved com Mag pipes the im was for a for this Wil A. St. ad M. the a in 10 in and That the question of license or no license for the manufac ture and sale of intoxicating liq should be submitted to the vote of people as provided by the ConstituJ tion. uors of the "Resolved, That stone roads are too expensive to impose upon Delaware in all places where good roads can be maintained at comparatively small cost by intelligent work with the materials at hand. "Resolved, That in providing for pay ing salaries to State and county officers who have heretofore been paid by fees the Legislature should make these sal aries only large enough to be just and reasonable for the work to be done. "Resolved, That the work of our San Jose scale inspection during the 1897 and 1898 has been of the greatest value to all the people of the State, and should be continued, and the work done during 1898 for which there is no specific appropriation, should be paid for by the Legislature. "Resolved, That convicts in our county jails should be put to work. "Resolved, That a good way to em ploy our convicts would be in growing by hand labor on a farm the things that they require for their maintenance." on vears BURNED TO DEATH. Explosion of an Oil Stove Results in the Loss of Three Lives In Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Dec., 14.—A mother and her two little children were burned to death at 8 o'clock this morning bv the explosion of an oil stove at 538 Perry's & lace, a court leading off South street stween Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, this city. The names of the dead are: Mrs. Martha Kaufmann, aged twenty seven years. Martha Kaufmann, aged four and a half years. Lizzie Kaufmann, aged two and a half years. Albert Kaufmann, aged one vear, the only surviving child of the dead woman, was gallantly rescued by John Furlow, a neighbor, who dashed into the house through the flames and smoke and up to the second story, where he found the babe lying on the bed in the front room almost suffocated. Furlow opened the window and tossed the little one into the outstretched arms of those below where it landed uninjured and was taken across the street into Furlow's house, 539 Perry's place. a a in of Captain William F.Knoch, of Chicago, j Dr. run Furlow had to climb out of the win dow and drop from the sill to the street to save himself. The pathetic part of the terrible dis aster was the return of the woman's hus band from work an hour after the fire had taken place. The first sight that met his eyes was the charred exterier of his home, and as he rushed up to the door to seek bis family a neighbor stop ped .im gently and told him that bis wife and two children, whom he had only parted with at 3 o'lock this ing to go to work at a bakery street, had been burnt to death. raorn on Locust' POISONED BY A BONE. A Victim of Sepsis, Caused by Handling It. Chicago, Dec. 14. —The sesamoid that sent Adolph Louis Luetgert to a felon's cel1 tor *>fe has laid Captain William F. Knoch on a bed of pain from which he mBy never rise. Luetgert was convicted . b ? l '' e tiny osseous particle, while Cap " K | noch 1,118 been foiled by the virus "''"felong to it. The serious ailment J. r a ? kept Captain Knoch confined to "is bed at his residence for several " eckB ,s Pronounced blood poison ! nR ' t ? nd V 10 source of it is said to have been in the malignant little sesa "when the first tifal of Luetgert was be of^th^eiP'Kq °°^ wa . s . Iuade CU8t °diun Amnn^ t l6 pr ", eecu ^?? D i ece g of hnnp W nn 'VmT.rTi! 11 ' Th ! 8 « n ° • on 8 er than one s f ? un , by . tb " P ollce ln factory dd Thp V hlnl. n « r ^ U ~ ger i 8 a 8SUsaBe ..iii „ T., le bol !i, 'y a ® re K* r d e d as con Z'SS Cet J at i Mr 'K I f et ?? rt " P e< m murdered and her body dissolved in the vat until, a saponaceous mass, it was flooded away as sewage. ses°amoidf Captafr k£ci"I t tt^reiratfom'^ l ° brU8 ' 1 a,Vay sis. The cause of the blood poisoning was inquired into and laid at the door of the tesUoid. After an illness of ,ix he recovered efficiently to be The most years grip a lic was of taken one and ciation on of State Significant Remark Made by a lican Leader of 8. ^ I CHANCES MR. J. E. ADDICKS and T. Wes M. J. E. C. to a Friend. com The Deal Whereby the Demands of the Administration Will be Com plied With Made Between < he Regulars and the Democrats. "If my chances of reaching Heaven are as poor as those of J. Edward Ad dicks becoming United States Senator, then I will surely go to hades." This was the significant remark made by a prominent Regular Republican leader of this city while in conversation with a friend yesterday afternoon. When asked the reason for his opinion he refused to state it but the surmise re mains that the deal for the re-election of Hon. George G Senate has to the United States n practically consummated between the Regular Republicans and Democrats. The gentleman making the above re mark has been identified with the Regu lars from boyhood and the forcible man ner in which he expressed it leaves no doubt in the minds of those who heard but that some sort of an agreement has beenmade with the Democrats in order to defeat their common foe, the Union Republicans and Mr.Addicks. The Sun has frequently published the fact, which has not yet been denied that the administration or rather President McKinley and Mark Hanna have de manded the return of George Gray, Gold Democrat, as United States Senator from this State. The forcible words of this Regular Re publican leader fully demonstrate the truth of the facts as published by The Sun and there is now no doubt but that the senatorial fight from now on will be waged to the bitter end. The Regulars are fully aware that Mr. Addicks has eighteen of the thirty-one Republican voters in the next General Assembly; they are fully aware of the fact that outside of Mr. Addicks it is im ossible to elect a Republican as United tates Senator and they are also aware of the fact that as far as they are con cerned their fight is a hopeless one as far as electing a Regular Republican to the high position is concerned. Knowing all this and under the whip and lash of President McKinley ana Mark Hanna they intend to merge with the Democrats and if possible re-elect Mr. Gray. They, the Regulars, will refuse to go into caucus with the Union Republi cans and in this manner they hope to. overcome all obstacles and again place in the dust what they claim are their dead ly enemies, Mr. Addicks and the Union ists. and of in be The Regulars have practically ac knowledged that they will bo nnaDle to elect to the United States Senate either Henry A. du Pont, William du Pont, William S. Hilles, Benjamin Nields and others who have been men tioned in the senatorial fight and know ing this foil well they intend to accede to the requests of the administration and re-elect Non. George Gray with the sup port of those Democrats with whom> they have made a deal and the leaders of the latter party do not deny that such ig the case. Col. FOX HUNT AT MHiFURD. The Snow and Wind Spoiled What Was Expected lo be an Ideal Hunting Day. Milford, Del., Dec. 14.—The snow and high wind spoiled what was ex pected to be an ideal hunting day yes terday. It was the first meeting'of the Milford, Houston, Staystonville and Harrington Clubs. They all met about five miles from Milford, making a pack of sixty hounds when they started out to search for sly Reynard. Dr. James G. Stanton, formerly Coroner of Camden. N. J., was in charge of the Milford hounds, who jumped the fox first, It started near Williamsville and made a direct run into the town of Farmington, a fun of ten miles, then taking a course south for about six miles,Jwliere the pack joined by Senator Harrington with a fresh pack; but Reynard still keDt well in the lead, causing the dogs to swim five mill ponds, back to where he was started. Harry Satterfield was the whipper-in, who held the same place last season. The run lasted about six hours. It was a test of what clubs hail the best dogs, and it was decided that Colonel James L. Wol ters' black bitch Fannie, which took the lead at the start and kept it up until the end of the race, was the winner. There were about fifty mounted hunters. Among them were lion. J. P. Causev, Dr. J. G. Stanton, Causey Williams, Walter Hammon, Dr. Williamson, Nicholas Stayton, J. C. Wilson, Joseph Marvell. It was decided to have another run the last of this week, after which the officers of the Milford Hunt Club will be elected for the season of 1899. was FRANK MORAN DEAD. The Dlack Face Artist Passed Quietly Away After an Illness of Many Weeks. Frank Moran, one of the oldest and most widely known minstrels in this country, died at the German Hospital, Philadelphia, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon after an illness of" several weeks' duration. Mr. Moran was 73 years old. His death was due to compli cations resulting from an attack of the grip two years ago. He was married to young burlesque actress, Miss Je9sie Millar, in February last. Frank Moran lias been before the pub lic half a century as a minstrel, and he was without doubt the oldest blackface comedian on the stage. He was a native Philadelphia, but his travels have taken him ail over, the world. He was one of the founders ol the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He was well and favorably known in this city. The Bartender's Ball. The meeting of the Bartender's Asso ciation are arranging to give a grand ball January 26. The hall has not been sejected. The affair promises to be one the Events of the season and a large attendance is assured.