Gleanings Gathered Prom Off the
Gridiron and in the Pugilis
AMONGST THE ATHLETES
Spicy Items Taken From the Latest
Happenings in the Roped Arena
and on the Field of Ath
The ColonelB may change hands.
^Washington wants Lave Cross for
Mercer and Maguire will be sold from
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
Th ® owners are trying to load off on
New York, but Freedman wiW not be
A certified check of $100,000 haH been
sent to the Fifth Avenue Hotel to buy
A lot of talk is going round upon
fiftv-cent ball. It is expected that this
price will again control the game in Phil
The Louisville Club mav change bands.
George Vanderbeck, of Detroit, has until
today to accept the option of the Colonels
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.
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
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.
other trial. Under better conditions
next year it will yield .better resuits
than was possible this year of War and
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.
Jack Bonner has quit his manager.
Tom Burrows is due here from London
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
Isadora Strauss, a Philadelphian, is
willing to box any 135-pound boxer in
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
"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,
'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.
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
ge' Conroy, of Troy, will
ran meet Frank Childs before the Dear
boit| Athletic Club, of Chicago. Jimmy
Rote and Harry Forbea will meet at
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
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.
The L. A. W. will continue to main
tain control of amateur and professional
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
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"
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
LETTER FROM JACK DALY.
The Wilmington Lad is in Good Con
dition and He Expects to Down
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
1 now weigh 130 pounds and I have
lot of time to get down to the necessary
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
SKATERS OUT IN FORGE.
Many Lovers of the Invigorating
Sport Enjoyed Themselves
In taking a stroll around the outskirts
of the city yesterday, one would readily
see that the skating season was now on
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
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
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.
Commonwealth Has Completed and
Filed Reply to Senator M. S.
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
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.
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. "***'*
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
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
members of the parish this evening
. 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
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
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
The special services being held in St.
Janie's Church, Newport, were continued
last evening. Bishop Coleman and Rev.
Henry Ward Cunningham made ad
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
The Pioneer Benevolent Society gave a
masquerade dance on Tuesday night in
Eden Hall. The costumes were novel
and grotesque and caused much mirth
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.
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
... „ ,. 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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
to _ Division of Labor—Arnold Naudain,
re- sttfe ^
os ?*' & ,leB Rice, John Trimble and
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
Agriculture—Charles Rice, John Trim
ble, W. C. Burton and Sisters Burton
Co-operation—E. H. Saulsbury, E. M.
Peach, A. H. King and Sisters Ralph
Resolutions—S. H. Derby, I. J. Mor
gan, A. E. Rittenhouse and Sisters Achy
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
In Memoriam—F. C. Bancroft and
Sisters Talley and Riggin.
The following resolutions were
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
"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
"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
"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."
BURNED TO DEATH.
Explosion of an Oil Stove Results in
the Loss of Three Lives In
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
Martha Kaufmann, aged four and a
Lizzie Kaufmann, aged two and a half
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
Captain William F.Knoch, of Chicago, j Dr.
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.
POISONED BY A BONE.
A Victim of Sepsis, Caused by
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
Significant Remark Made by a
^ I CHANCES MR. J. E. ADDICKS
to a Friend.
The Deal Whereby the Demands of
the Administration Will be Com
plied With Made Between
< he Regulars and
"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
to the United States
n practically consummated
between the Regular Republicans and
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
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
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
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
FOX HUNT AT MHiFURD.
The Snow and Wind Spoiled What
Was Expected lo be an Ideal
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
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.
FRANK MORAN DEAD.
The Dlack Face Artist Passed Quietly
Away After an Illness of
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.
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