Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 01, 1889, Page 6, Image 6

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The Female Bicyclists Create
a Big Sensation.
Moore and Guerrero Likely to be
Matched to Enn.
President Kimick Willing to Secure Sam
Wise of Boston.
Judging from the large attendance at the
Grand Central Kink yesterday there seems
to be a charm in pretty female bicyclists.
Of coarse handsome young ladies always
lave a charm or magnetism, even reclining
indolently under a chestnut tree or in an
obscure comer of a noisy drawing room. It
is only fair to say, however, that there are
more than good looks to attract spec
tators to the Grand Central Bink
this week. Five good looking young ladies
real athletes. If tbe term applies to the sex,
have undertaken to ride eight hours per day on
bicycles for six days. Tbe abilities of tbe
"girls," as a spectator termed them,as bicyclists
is certainly as attracts e as their features, and
when this is said sufficient is stated to attract
almost tbe entire male population. Tbe truth
is there are five female bicyclists contesting in
the rink who will surprise the majority of peo
ple. "We always expect to find
in men in anything they undertake to do in the
way of contesting acalnst each other. We
seldom will listen to anyone who says that a
woman can make anything like a reasonable
showing In any contest that demands grit,
stamina and skill. Thisidefwas knocked on
the bead yesterday at the Grand Central Rink.
The female bicycle race of six hours per day
-until next Saturday at midnight started at 1
o'clock, and with three boars intermission for
eacbprl there was a terrific race. The inter
esting feature so far is that the man
agers who hare brought tbe champ
ions Miss Von Blumen and Miss
Oakes here are likely to have to pay the first
prize advertised for the winner to a local con
testant Of course this feature, at last ac
counts, last night, seemed to upset many calcu
lations, and it is satisfactory to know that tbe
promoters of tbe contest are men of wealth.
It is often dangerous to predict tbe winner of
a six-day contest, but Miss Lewis yesterday dis
played a speed and a gait that fora time excited
the hundreds of spectators. Miss Allen, an
other local representative, also moted her
machine around tbe track in a way
that Justly merited all the applause bestowed
on her efforts. One or both of the local con
testants will, if all goes well, surprise many
people before tbe week is ended. Miss Suallor
a steady rider and moves round with ease
and may be a "stayer."
Tbe professionals withont doubt were some
what disappointed yesterday because of the
abil-ties shown by the local contestants. An
accident also occurred which might have had
serious results, and as it was Miss Von Blumen
was terribly cut in the head. Amid tbe
excitement of a tremendous spurt for
first place about an hour after tbe race started
a man crossed tbe track. He came in contact
with one of the bicvcles, and, as a result, three
of tbe riders were thrown violently from their
wheels. Miss Von Blumen fell against a post
at the side of the track, resulting in a deep
gash in her bead. She fell and lay intensihle
until Joe Hook, among a crowd of 200 or S00
men, rushed on tbe track and picked tbe young
lady u;
Sbe was carried into a room, and
the wound was dressed, she reamieared
and made plucky efforts to regain her lost
This accident left Miss Oakes to battle
against tbe three local contestants. She fought
a good fight, but Miss Allen kept at her wheel
like a ghost. Miss Oakes tired, and it wasn't
strange considering tbe pace. She was com
pelled to take a rest and so did Miss Allen.
Then Miss Lewis began work in earnest on a
clear track and made a big gap between herself
and tbe others. Miss Oakes resumed her
iourney, and with remarkable effort lap after
ip reduced the lead of Miss Lewis was
wearied before 10 o'clock was reached. At that
hour all the contestants were on the track and
excitement was very high.
x onowing was tne score at mmnig.it:
in. Miles. Lap
1 Miss Hilda Snallor. 72 i
2 illJS Hlltie Lewis 91 6
a Miss May Allen TS 6
4 Miss Jessie Oakes 85 6
5 SUss Lisa A on Blumen .... 77 IS
A Big Proertimme for the New Year's Holi
day Fntrons.
There will be plenty of local 6porting events
to-day to keep everybody busy. It is a long
time since there was such a programme here
on Sew Tear's Day. Of course the two big af
fairs are the female bicycle race at the Grand
Central Rink and the 12-hour pedestrian con
test at the London Theater. In the latter four
men will start, vir Moore, Guerrero, Hart
and Engeldrum. Already there has been con
siderable betting on tbe result, and in private
pools Moore and Guerrero are selling at eoual
The runners will receive 60 per cent of the re
ceipts, and tbe winners will, therefore, likely
get a good prize. Encledrum is looked upon as
a "dark horse." and Hart is confident that he
will be "one or two."
There is also a big shooting contest at Herron
Hill, and anotber on tbe bquirrel Hill Gun
Club grounds, beside several turkey shoots.
The customary chicken mains will take place.
President Klmlck Thinks He Will do for
Curing a conversation yesterday President
JJlmickroide an important statement which
bears out the announcementmade in this paper
a, few days ago to tbe effect that a new infielder
was being ,songbt after. Mr. Kimick Etated
that he would like to have Sam Wise, and in
timated that it wa not impossible to get him.
Bnt," said Mr. NimicV, -'we want something
definite lrom Howe before we can do anything.
I will write Rowe to-morrow and ask hiin .plain
ly what be means to do. Ofconrsewe will not
by any means break faith with Detroit. As we
have done in tbe past we will continue in
future that Is to act in good faith with every
body. If we get Rowe we will pay Detroit tbe
ROW, and if we cannot get the goods delivered
why of course we cannot be expected to pay for
tSt. LobIs Police Refuse to Permit nn Ex
hibition of Any Kind.
St. Loins, December SL The police pre-
:,i,Tented the Kilrain-Mitcbell entertainment.
'There was a big crowd present and Mitchell
"suggested that as tney could not box they
fwonld wrestle, bnt tbe police said no. Then
gdtbev wanted to fence, bnt the police again de-
Tsmrred, and tbe men did not strip. They
Shrere, however, given the receipts.
MiMltcheirswears roundly at American insti
nations and declares he will be back in England
o. inside of three weeks.
Still Fooling Scrnnton.
Scbxstos, PADecemberSL Duncan Ross,
If Boston, and Antonio Pierree, of Scranton,
rrestled here to-night. Tbe first two bouts
fere catch-as-catch-can and were won by
'Jerree. The pext two, collar-and elbow, i-ere
on by Ros. By the fly of a coin Pierree chose
be catcb-as-eatch-cau style for tbe final bout,
"he wrestlersmade a splendid straggle, Pierree
rizming. Time, 2.-02, 3:05, 3.30. 3 JO, 12 minutes.
The Game Roosters.
'Wllkesbaere, Pa-, December SL A cock
ag main of nine battles between Pittston and
lymouth birds took place this afternoon near
1ymouth,for$500asideonlhe general result,
'ittston won six ont of tbe nine battles, killing
bree -Plymouth birds and driving two out of
be pit. There were over 800 persons present.
1 , -Helkes and Dandle.
.KjrcTjrjrATl, December SL A special shoot
jing match was arranged to-day to take .place .at
tbe Ave-Due cioands to-morrow between Rolla
lO.-Heikes. of Dayton. O.
O.-Helices. olDaytou. O- and Albert Banflle. or
this city. It will be at 100 lire birds lor 350 a
KWe,aurUBham rules.
They ITave a Few Words and Want to Rm
Ecch Other.
Probably there is no class among whom
jealousy exists more than professional
pedestrians. This has been .demonstrated" in
this dufmg the last few days" and particularly
yesterday. Moore and Guerrero, accompanied
by a representative of this piper, and other
friends were together. The two "peas',
naturally introduced tbe question of their
reneetlfl neriestrian abilities and after a
warm exchange of opinions Moore said:
'Why, now, this has gone far enough. Guer
rero, and I am ready to put up money now to
run you 21 hours, for &00 a side, three weeks
after signing articles. I will run you on any
fair track. The Central Rrok here will satisfy
Guerrero couldn't reply at once, because of
excitement. After a struggle be said:
"You'll run me for 24 hours. My God! wait
till I wire my people."
Moore replied t,nat he meant what he said,
and Guerrero was advised to write, and not
wire, his people on tbe matter. Tho Mexican
stated definitely that he would wnto at once to
his backers, and expects an answer on Wednes
day or Thursday. He said in excited tones:
"I can beat Moore; I can beat Moore."
It seems probable that a big match bet een
these two runners will take place, but whether
or not they will run here is problematical.
Guerrero wants a larger track than Pittsburg
can furnish, but Moore is willing to run in t ew
York. Moore stated that he wants no backers
for this match, as be can furnish the S500 him
self, and is confident that be can defeat Guer
rero in 21 hours or in any time beyond that.
Jim Fell and Mnrt Fancy Havo a Terrific,
CHICAGO, December 3L A dispatch from
Minneapolis. Minn- says: Mart Fabcy and
Jim Fell, tbe man who will soon fight PatsyJ
Cardiff fifteen rounds met at a point not over
five miles from Minneapolis In a ten-round
contest with two ounce gloves. The fight was
witnessed by about fifty persons and was one
of the hottest ever seen in Minneapolis.
The firt round opened with the men sparring
cautiously for an opening. A few bard blows
were struck on both sides. There was hard
fighting in all tbe succeeding rounds, both men
getting in some tremendous face, neck and
bodv blows. In the sixth round Fahey picked
Fell up bodily and threw him headlong to the
floor. In tbe next round he tried the same
tactics and nearly succeeded in his undertak
ing. Fell laughed ben he came up and a sec
ond later landed one on Fahej's neck which
came near settling him. The next round was
different and Fahey knocked Fell all over the
ring, once knocking him down. Fell was as
weak as a baby ai.d belli bis hands in front of
his face to avoid punishment. Tbe last round
was marked by some terrific fighting and awJul
slugging. Fell was thrown against a red hot
stove and sustained severe bruises on his right
side. The referee decided the fight a draw.
If Atlanta Joins a Good Organization Will
NEW Oeleass, December 3L There was a
meeting of tbe New Southern League at the
Sporting South office to-night, Memphis. Bir
mingham, Mobile and New Orleans being rep
resented. A committee as appointed to re
Vise tbe constitution to conform to tbe new
basis upon which tbe League will be organized.
The committee will report at a meeting to be
held in a Tew days.
Tbe formation of the Southern League has
revived the interest in baseball here, and ap
plications from players are pouring in. It is
thought that good nines can be formed under
tbe tLK) limit. Tbe fact is realized here that
au eight-club league can easily be formed if
Atlanta will come in. If tbe people there will
communicate with H. S. Alberts, who managed
last year's Little Rock team, and Birmingham
the ear before, they can secure a man who has
his team already selected and can be depended
on in every way. With Atlanta in tbe others
would soon follow. It is understood that tbe
revised constitution will reform many existing
Browning, of Louisville, Means to be a
Better Stan.
Louisville, December 3k Lewis Rogers
Browning, the world-famed baseballist of tbe
Louisville club, has not been an exception to
the rule, and as a consequence of his determi
nation for tbe year 1ES9, straight lemonades
and seltzer will suffer alike. Mr. Browning has
emphatically expressed himself on the drink
ing question, and from the first day of January
Lewis will abstain lrom ail intoxicating drinks
and lead a temperate life.
One explanation of Browning's good be
havior and good resolutions is found in the
report which he has given out, to the effect
that he is be married. Tbe matter has been
kept quiet, but it is probable that before the
change of tbe next moon Lewis will have be
come a benedict. If what his friends say is
true, tbe young lady who has been so fortunate
as to win Mr. Browning's affections resides in
the West End.
Tough on Kilrain.
New York, December SL There was dis
tributed about the city to-day a circular bear
ing the likeness of a puggy individual in shock
ingly English costume, carrying a disreputable
heavy mustache, with a single glass poked in
tbe right eye, and with a medal inscribed
"Fakes. 105 ronnds, a draw," on his breast.
The wording on the circular was as follows:
"Lost, stolen or led astray, one John Klllion,
alias Jake Kllrain, '.alias Fakey Jake. De
scription: He skipped away from Cleveland,
O., in company witn one Chawley' Mitchell, a
sharp English moneymaker, who has been
hippodroming through America. Tbe lost man,
when last seen, wore English clothes and spoke
with a cockney accent. He has a way of drop
ping his H7s which seems to be unnatural.
Wiite any information to John L. Sullivan,
bporting Editor New York Illustrated JYeiM,
252 Broadway."
Works for Jackson.
Chicago. December 3L An Inter-Ocesn
special from St. Louis says that Cbarlie
Mitchell, acting as manager for Jake Kilraln,
has sent a telegram to President Fulda, of the
California Athletic Club, San Francisco, chal
lenging Peter Jackson for a match to be fonght
for the purse offered by Fulda. f(i,O00, tl e flgbt
to occur tbe latter part of Marcb, the amount
to be allowed Kilrain for expenses being JLOO0.
This is to be a challenge regardless of whether
Sullivan fights Kilrain or not.
Teemer Heard From.
John Teemer is prepared to start for St.
Louis on Wednesday to join Hamm and Gau
daur, preparatory to the tno starting for the
Pacific coast He says he will not go until he
gets word from Haiura, for fear the arrange
ment may have been changed in the meantime.
From his conversation tbe inference is that the
tno will sail for Australia January 12.
Tbe Englishman Is Ready.
The "Englishman" who has been announced
as unwilling or afraid to fight Delehanty. writes
to this paper, saving: "I will either fight Dele
hanty or Bilson Jack. Marquis of Queensberry
rules, for 200 or $500 a side, four weeks from
signing articles., I mean business."
(porting Notes.
These is a letter in this office for Jess Clark
the wrestler.
The two games played at London yesterday
in tbe checker contest between Messrs. Parker
and Smith resulted in a draw.
Petkb Goldes left the city for home last
night He was such a physical wreck that a
look at him would shame those who talk about
the late race being a hippodrome.
"Bilsox Jack" and John Stollmetat this
office last nlebt and made arrangements fora
glove contest, btoll desired to have the contest
in one week's time, and "Bilson" demanded
only two weeks. As a result no match was
His Correxpondcnce Detained, but Early
Telegraphic Information Expected.
Londos, December 3L Sir Francis De
Winton President of the Emin Bey Belief
Committee, has received the following tele
gram from Leopoldille:
Stanley's correspondence is detained at the
Falls and cannot reach you before March.
Sir Francis De "Winton says he hopes to
receive telegraphic news of Stanley much
earlier than the time mentioned.
Store Closes To-Day nt 12 Noon.
Come to-morrow for bargains in all our
big stocks of winter goods cloak rooms,
Underwear, hosiery, gloves, velvets, woolen
dress goods. Clean sweep prices.
Jos. Hoese & Co.'s
Peon Avenue Stores.
His Friends Declare Only One Battle
Was Fought in Hayti, and it
A Gunboat's Bombarding the Solemn Music
to tbe Echoes of Which
1 Series cf Balls That Cause! Eren ITore Alarm
Than Another Does.
Hippolyte's friends in New York talk
freely at last, and show letters and news
paper accounts of his movements. Only one
battle fought, and that a victory for Hippo
lyte. Leonidas at Thermopylte outdone.
Cruise of the gunboats along the coast The
bombardment of Haytian, according to Hip
New Yoke, December 31. The New
York friends of the North Haytian Presi
dent,Hippoltye, who have been very chary in
giving out news of late, have changed their
minds since the netisenme that Hippolyte
had been formerly declared President by a
majority of the Constituent Assembly, and
was liKely to appeal anew for the recogni
tion of his Government Anyway, they
talked freely to-day, and gave the reporters
letters and newspapers received by the
The latest of the newspapers was La
Patrie, issued from Gonaives, in North
Hayti, on December 12. It bristled with
war news under the heading: "The Revo
lution Marches from Success to Success."
From this and various letters it was learned
that the only real battle1 of the war (from
the Northern point of view) had been fought
at, St. Marc, and resulted in a victory for
Hippolyte; that the Legitimist navy had
made an excursion up the coast, shelling
towns and hamlets, and that Hippnlvte had
been inaugurated President at Cape Haytien
to the music of Legitimist gunboats in the
harbor near by.
St Marc isn't much of a town, but is
strongly fortified by nature. It lies in a
hollow, surrounded by precipitous hills.
The only pass is a place but wide enough
for six men to walk abreast, it was
through this pass that the Legitimist army
attempted to storm the town. Recent ad
vices from the South stated that 3,000
men were lying before the town, awaiting
orders to attack. To-day's account of the
battle stated that a much smaller bodv of
Hippolyte's men, aided by the lay of the
land, not only succeeded in repulsing the
attack, as might have been expected lrom
Leonida's exploit atTherroopylaj.but beside
attacks from the heights from either side of
the pass, slew 1,300. Of course, 1,300 is a
good number out of less than 3,000 Legitim
ists. The Northern coasting excursion of the
Toussaint l'Ouverture and the Mancel
(which the Northerners contemptuously call
the Toussaint's "tender") is described at
length. They arrived at Jean-Eabel, on the
northwest coast, December 9, where the
BritilT bark Robert Hanna, Captain
Roberts, was lying. The Hanna was loaded
with provisions and is undoubtedly a block
ade runner from Monte Christo.
Captain Roberts was ashore and the crew
leaped overboard and swam ashore. The
gnubozts tnen towea tne prize ana her cargo
away, first'firing shells enough into the
hamlet to set ft afire and destroy it. The
Mancel went to Gonaives, but was driven
off by the batteries. , She carries one 32
pound gun.
The gunboats next appeared at Grande
Saline, but the Northern batteries were too
heavy there.so thevdre-v np before a fishing
hamlet called Curdive-Parmeutier, and
shelled it out of existence. At Mole St.
Nicholas, which is the terminus of
the cable, and a strongly forti
fied town, a Legitimist officer and 25
marines went ashore and met the com
mandant of the port under the town liberty
pole. "We demand that yon take up arms
lor Legitime," said the officer, delivering
up dispatches to the same effect. "We de
cline to have anythingto do with Legitime,"
replied General G lillet, turninghis back.
The gunboats went off without attacking
the strong forts, and next turned up at Port
de Paix. This port is also strongly forti
fied, or at least looked too dangerous for the
gunboats to tackle. They lay over night
ont or range, and the next morning opened
fire. As no shell reached the shore, and as
none were observed to splash in the water,
the inhabitants concluded that the gun
boats were firing blank cartridges. There
upon the townsmen laughed.
The Toussaint l'Ouverture flung out a red
and white flag, which meant in the signal
language: "We bring peace or war. Take
your choice." Port de Paix didn't make
any choice. It kept on laughing, and
wound up by getting drunk. The gunboat
went off, and stopped next at St.
Louis de Nnrd, a town with about
as many inhabitants as there were marines
aboard the men of war. A tremendous at
tack was made. The gunboats pulled into
musket range and shelled the hamlet. In
cidentally, they captured an English bark
in the River Lacailie. She was bound to
Port de Paix, with provisions consigned to
M. A. Williams, one of Hippolyte's states
men. On December 10 the gunboats turned up
at Cape Havtien. Six davs before that the
Toussaint l'Ouverture had appeared there
and given the inhabitants 36 hours to pre
pare for bombardment. "I have a com
mission, commander .hniilio coco an
nounced, "to completely destroy the Carie,
Gonaives and St, Marc." He sailed off,
though, after exchanging 80 shots with
Fort Picollet and when he cow returned,
on the 10th the inhabitants thought he was
going to (nihil his threat
Hippolyte" had been declared President of
the Eepublic of Hayti, and his inaugura
tion was eoing forward in the Cathedral at
Cape Havtien, with a great deal of noise
and Havtian pomp, when the gunboats ar
rived. The bursting of shells interrupted
high mass, and tne inhabitants rushed to
arms. There was a lively shooting match
between Fort Picollet and tbe gnnboats, in
which neither did the other the slightest in
jury, and then the Northerners beat drums,
fire'd small arms and got drunk.
The gunboats went off. When the inhabi
tants sobered up next day they found that
President Hippolyte had appointed the fol
lowing "Cabinet of the Eepnblio of Hayti:"
F. A.Firmin, Minister of Finance; General
Boltax, Minister of the Interior; M. A.
Williams, Minister of Agriculture; M. T.
Pellissier, Minister of Public Instruction,
and General Montpoint, Minister of War.
All the Tiortti MaytienTnewspapers were
filled with defiance of Legitime. Thev de
nounced him for destroying the little towns
and running away from tbe forts. They an
nounced that Hippolyte had massed 17,000
troops at Montronis, and that General
Alexis Nort had arrived to take command,
and that Auz Cayes, a Legitimist strong
hold, had come over to Hipoolyte, a state
ment which admits of doiibu
Flour sells at Cape Haytian at 514 a bar
rel. Smoked herrings bring 25 cents each
as luxuries, and biscuits cost 5 cents each.
Standard Silver DollarOntpnt.
Washington, December 31. The issue
of standard silver dollars from the mints
during the week ending December 20 was
$663,815. The issue during the correspond
ing period ot last year was -$471,256. The
shipments ot fractional silver coin during
the month of December amounted .to $826,-
Gen. Longstrctt Point Ont tbe Advantages
or Protection to Ibe Sonth Cleve
land's Election Wonld Have '
Been a Cnlnralty.
Chattanooga, December 31. At a
banquet to-night at the Stanton House in
honor of the election of H. Clay Evans, Re
publican, to Congress, a letter of congratu
lation was read from General Longstreet,
which was the feature of the evening. After
referring in modest but feeling terms
to the part he tookv in the battles adjacent
to Chattanooga in 1663, he addressed himself
to the points at issue in the present compli
cated Congressional contest, and said in
Chattanooga is the center and pioneer of the
new South, and, being one of the first cities to
elect a Rennblican Congressman vledged to
tne protection of American is
of American labor and
industries, sbe has laid out a
path to industrial sunremacv that her
sister cities would do well to imitate. Our
partv has to see that Mr. Evans and evpry man
fairly elected shall take bis seat. If there were
more "Bub Tavlors" in the executive chairs of
the Southern States there would be less com
plaint about a suppressed vote. But for the
Morrill tariff of 1861. Chattanooga wonld have
been in its swaddling clothes. Nothing is so
timid and cantions as capital, and to get into
your midst it must feel that it is safe and wel
come. Millions are locked up in Government bonds
or hoarded in bank vaults that wonld be gladly
released from its prison bonds and seek the
fertile fields and rich mineral deposits of the
Sunny South if the conditions were believed to
be favorable. Two recent events will
conduce to this end First, tho
heroic action of Birmingham's Sheriff,
and, second, the visit of Birmingham's delega
tion to General Harrison. I trust that General
Harrison will meet with no factious opposition
from the South, for our people owe blm more
than we now can discern. The approval of
Cleveland's policy would haye been a calamity,
notably to our section.
Old and Young Alike Cheer Out tho Old and
Toot In tho New.
New York, January 1, 1889. The old
year was waked and the new one greeted
with hilarious enthnsiasm by the mighty
congregation that is always, rain, snow or
starlight, to be iound in front of the
Old Trinity at the hour when the new cal
endars come in. The elevated trains, be
tween 11 and midnight, carried so
many passengers 'that it was impossible to
close the gates. From Bowling Green to
Maiden Lane, and in the side streets to
Kassau and Church the great gathering
were sou eezed and jammed. Captain Mc
Laughlin and Captain Slevin had out 83
policemen, and even with their efforts the
Broadway cars could only cree) along.
There were young girls and old girls, and
voung men and white-haired patriarchs
hanging on to their coat tails, and it seemed
as though every one of 'em had a tin horn.
Thesweet tones of "Evening Bells" from
the Trinity chimes were mingled with the
shrill notes from the junior horns, nnd the
"Blue Bells of Scotland" and "Suwanee
Biver," and "Iiottie Lee" were heard faint
ly above the rattle of horns. When the big
hand of the church clock reached the year's
crisis and began on the first minute of 1889,
there was an outburst as far-reaching and
penetrating as the storied tones of Gabriel's
trumpet chimed into the horrid chorus, and
amid it could be heard, tinkling high up
and far awav, the soft tones of "Home,
Sweet Home.1'
Seven Prisoner! Who Confess to a Fiendish
Crime Mysteriously Disappear.
Gbeesttli,e,Miss., December 31. Two
weeks ago last Saturday, Col Paxton's resi
dence near Areola was totally des
troyed by fire, and it is now
known that the fire was the work of
incendiaries. Seven of the colored servants
five men and two women were arrested a
few days ?goand kept under guard. After
sometime certain property taken from the
honse before the fire was recovered.
Two of the prisoners then confessed their
gnilt. One, a woman employed as cook
had drugged the coffee, and butfor the fact
that the two members of the family were ab
sent at supper time, the whole household
might have perished. As it was, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Aldridge were able
to arouse Colonel and Mrs.
Paxton only with difficulty, when the
flames were discovered. The prisoners also
confessed that one of them stood at each
door with an ax or gun to kill any member
of the family that tried to escape, but the
slowness of the fire alarmed them and they
Hews received to-day is to the effect that
the seven prisoners who were under arrest
disappeared last night somewhat mysteri
ously. There does not, appear to have been
any motive for incendiary crime beyond
that of robbery and pillage.
Advent of tbe New Year Celebrated
in Indianapolis Society.
Indianapolis, December 31. Fashion
able society was astir to-night celebrating
the outgoing year, which has brought so
much fame and honor to Indiana's
Capital City. The gathering of the
society known as "The Assemblies,"
at the Uew Denison, was the event of the
night. Nearly 300 guests were present, in
cluding many leading society ladies from
other cities in the State and from Louisville
and Cincinnati. .
Tbe reception opened at 9 o'clock, when
the patronesses received the guests in the
large parlor. Many handsome toilets were
displayed. The patronesses of the society
are Mrs. Judge F. B. Martindale, Mrs.
General Harrison, Mrs. Dr. H. K. Allen
and Mrs. A. L. Eoche.
The ballroom was elaborately decorated
with evergreens and garlands of Florida
moss. As the hands of the clock betokened
the death of the old year, the dancers all
paused, and the next moment the New Year
was greeted with a burst of applause. The
dancing continued until a late hour. Mrs.
Harrison withdrew shortly after midnight.
It Is Entitled to Dnmngcs From the Arthur
Kill Bridge Compnny.
New York, December 31. JAidge Wal
lace, of the United States Circuit Ccnrt cf
New York, to-day decided the issue raised
by the demurrer in reference to the Artfinr
Kill Bridge, between the Pennsylvania
Eailroad Company and the Baltimore and
Ohio Bailroad Company's interest, in favor
of the Pennsylvania company. The latter
company claimed several million doliarsfor
the damages caused by the bridge as at
present constructed. The bridge company
demurred on the ground that Congress had
authorized the bridge, and that was an end
to the controversy.
The decision of Judge Wallace estab
lished the lesal right to recover for the
damages done, and now the question comes
forward as to the amount of the damages.
Impossible "to Identify -nim From One of
Mr. Folitzer's Reporter.
New' Yobk, December 31. Thomas
O'Brien, who helped "Hungry Joe" bunko
William Baussmer, oi Baltimore, out of
$5,000, was on trial this morning. None of
the witnesses could positively identify him.
j. He woman who was arougnt an tne wav
from Baltimore to secure his conviction,
picked out one of Mr. Pulitzer's reporters,
when asked to designate Hungry Joe's ac
complice. 1
Onr January Sole 46-Inch Wool Cash
meres At 58c a bargain at 75c. ' This is the place
for dress goods at lowest prices, and good
gooas at mat. o os. hokne k go.
Penn' Avenue Stores.
The Indianapolis Methodist Ministers
Meet and Officially
Harrison Does Not Regard the Ceremony as
an Ordinary Dance,
Tho Indiana Contingent Completes Arrangements for
the Trip to Washington.
The Indianapolis Methodist Ministerial
Association disapproves of the inaugura
tion hall. A committee is appointed to
counsel with the President-elect. The
arrangements for the occasion have passed
out of Harrison's hands. The guard of
honor fixes the details of its trip. One
visitor found who was not consulted as to
the Cabinet.
iNDiANAroLis, December 31. At the
meeting ot local Methodist ministers to-day
the interesting fact became public that the
crusade against the inaugural ball at Wash
ington was commenced by certain clergy
men of Columbus, O., who formulated their
views in opposition to the ball and forwarded
them to the Methodist clergy of this
city for action. At to-day's meeting Bev.
Dr. Keene presented the petition of tne Co
lumbus clergy, which in substance asks
General Harrison to publicly renounce his
approval of the inauguration ball and de
clare that he will not attend it.
In commenting upon the clerical sugges
tion, Dr. Keene said the action of the clergy
of Indianapolis was now looked for, and
that their opinion regarding the action of
the Columbus clergy ought to be definitely
and unmistakably expressed. He was
earnestly opposed to dancing, and was in
favor of indorsing the action of the Colum
bus clergy.
A discussion of the subject followed, in
which several ministers gave their approval
of Dr. Keene's views,,and a motion waa fin
ally carried unanimously that a committee
of three be appointed by the President
of the Association to investigate and
consider the advisability of tendering
counsel to the President-elect regarding the
matter of the inaugural ball and report
their determination at the next regular
meeting. Bev. Dr. Jordan, the President
of the Association, appointed as this com
mittee Bev. Dr. Keene, chairman, and Bev.
Drs. Litchner and WoodruE
Private Secretary Hallord did not attend
the meeting. He is stronglyopposed to anv
interference on the part of the clergy with
social customs that have almost become
laws, and there is but little doubt that he
reflects the views of both General and Mrs.
Harrison on this matter.
Whea General Britton was here two
weeks ago herasked General and Mrs. Har
rison it they had any suggestions or requests
to make regarding the inaugural ceremo
nies. General Harrison made bnt one re
quest that was that the veterans of
his old regiment might a:t as
his guard of honor. All other mat
ters pertaining to the inauguration
were left under the absolute control of Gen-,
eral Britton and his committee. It will
therefore be seen that the clergy are too late
in vneir crusade, as the matter has practi
cally passed out of General Harrison's
hands, and there is scarcely a possibility
that he wonld under any pressure interfere
with the arrangements of the Inaugural
Committee. Should the preachers finally
appeal to him they would doubtless be po
litely referred to General Britton.
General Harrison, like many others, does
not look upon the inaugural ball as a dance
bnt rather as a part of a ceremony that
custom has identified with that occasion.
Those who attend the ball expecting to see
the new President trip the light fantastic
are liable to be disappointed in this feature.
He will be present, of course, but no one
has yet been able to -ascertain that he has
anv intention of personally particiDatincr in
the dance. He can dance, however, but of
late years his chief exercise has been walk
The Presidental escort, comprising 100 or
more members of the Seventieth Indiana
Regiment, has completed arrangements for
their trip to Washington. They will not
accompany General Harrison to Washing
ton, as he will leave Indianapolis about ten
days prior to March 4. The escort will
leave by special train, at 2 T. M., Friday,
March 1, arriving at Washington about 2
o'clock, Saturday. Lieutenant Colonel
Merrill will be in command.
They will not wear military uniforms, or
hats or medals, and their dress will be a
light brown overcoat with derby hats to
match. This escort will meet the' President
at the door of the Willard's Hotel and
remain immediately about him from that
moment until he returns from the inaugural.
They will constitute the Presidental guard
of honor. The Columbia Club of this city,
800 strong, with handsome civilian uniforms,
will accompany the veterans on the trip to
G. F. Fairbanks, Chairman of the In
diana Inaugural Committee, returned from
Washington to-day, having made satis
factory arrangements for accommodations.
Hon. J. N. Huston, Chairman of the In
diana State Central Committee, with his
family, leaves for Florida the latter part of
the week to recuperate.
Among the? more prominent callers'to-day
were Circuit Judge Mitchell, of Texarkana,
Ark. Judge Mitchell is a son of TJ. S.
Senator Mitchell, from Arkansas, who re
signed his seat at the outbreak of the re
bellion and was elected a member of the
Confederate Senate. The Judge ,was ac
companied by his son, . B. Mitchell, of
Nashville. It is understood their visit was
purely social.
Another visitor, of note was the Hon.
Jason B. Brown, the Democratic Conjress-man-elect
from tha Third (New Albany)
Indiana district. He is the first Demo
cratic Congressman, or Congressman-elect,
to pay his respects to tne next President.
He states that General Harrison gave
him a most cordial reception, tree
of all formality and ceremony. In fact,
says Mr. Brown, "You would have thought
I was a good staunch Republican, from tho
way the President-elect received me." He
says General Harrison failed to consult him
about the Cabinet.
A Scheme by Which Railroad Accidents on
. Bridges Can be Avoided.
New York, December 31. Bridge Pres
ident Howell said to-day that a new
system of signaling had' been ar
ranged which would prevent a repe
tition of the late accident at
the Brooklyn station. "We propose,"
he said, "to introduce a signal at each
station which will be self-operating. The
wheels of each train will pass over a raised
rail which connects with a lever, and which
will throw out a red disk or light. This
signal will not be dropped until the train
leaves the station and is out or danger.
"Beneath the tracks, opposite the block
signals now used, we shall introduce a
torpedo signal system, consisting of a dyna
mite cartridge, which is exploded by con
cussion. This will be used onlyin case the
first signal is'passed unnoticed'
Peotbcx your weak chest or throat by
rising Dr. Bull's Coufch Syrup. Price only
25 cents, '
Six Hundred Boxes of Candy
well to 18S8. t
The Sabbath school room of the South
side Presbyterian Church presented a very
animated scene last nicht. It was the jubi
lee celebration, which the members ot that
congregation hold every New Year's Eve. A
piano and organ were put into the place and
the evening was enlivened with vocal and
musical renditions, as well as recitations
and impromptu speeches made by several
of the prominent members of the cljurch.
All the Sabbath school children were pre
sented with a box of candy, 600 being dis
tributed among them. After 9 o'clock a
luncheon was spread on the tables for the
members of the congregation.
Of the Directors!" the Great Sonth Penn
A report reached Pittsburg yesterday af
ternoon that a meeting of the South Penn
Bailroad directors had been called for this
week to decide the fate of that enterprise.
Mr. Balph Bagaley when asked by the re
porter about this, said he did not think the
report was true.
The death of D. A. Stewart has given rise
to the rumor that Andrew Carnegie pur
chased from his estate what 6tock Mr.
Stewart held in the new railroad.
A Confidence Game Played In an Allegheny
Boarding House.
A man who said he lived at No. 232 Lo
cust street, Allegheny, telephoned this office
last night to say that he had been made the
victim of a confidence game. A young
fellow called upon him to engage lodging.
He was shown a room, and remarking that
he wished to change his linen, he was left
Two hours later the proprietor found the
room empty and two valuable suits of cloth
iig gone. He will notify the police.
It Is to be Paid for a Audited Tho Patrol
Wagons' Register.
The Allegheny Police Committee met last
night and approved the pay rolls and bills,
and the official reports. The former
amounted to $6,860 97, and the reports
showed the receipts of the Mayor's office to
have been $943 85 from fines and 55 from
amnsement licenses.1
The work done durins the month by the
patrol wagons showed 154 alarms answered,
176 arrests made, 128 miles traveled and 9
sick and injured taken to the hospitals and
At the German Bide Association Ball, An
nounclne the New Tear.
The German Kifle Association of the
Southside held their annual ball last night
at the Birmingham Turner Hall on Jane
street. The hall was very tastefully deco
rated, a specially attractive feature being
the banker of the society displayed on the
At 12 Lclock the decorations on the stage
were chanced by the figure of an angel ap
pearing and announcing to the assembly the
arrival of the New Year. The hall was
crowded, and the evening proved enjoy
able. New Year's Gifts.
Captain Bichard Wilson, of the Alle
gheny police force, was presented with a
handsome gold watch and chain by the pa
trolmen of the lorce as they went off duty
lot evening. Officer George Holmes made
the presentation speech, and in response
Captain W'lson thanked them for the eift.
Superintendent James Cotton, of the Troy
Hill car line, was presented with an easy
chair by the drivers of tbe company.
Keeping Up Inreresr.
On the return of Mr. Carl Better, rehears
ing of choruses for the May festival will be
resumed. Mr. Better has been conferring
with Mr. Seidl in New York, and the latter
is preparing a first class programme. There
is a big demand for the 100 boses, four of
which will be reserved for distinguished
A Cannon Maker Dead.
Hezekiah Fitch Radd, a famous Pitts
burg cannon maker during the war, died
yesterday at Scotland, Conn., the place of
his birth. He came to Pittsburg in the
fifties, and when the rebellion broke out
went into the cannon business. He made
money, and when the war was over retired
with a fortune.
Watched for the New Year.
Old-time watch meetings were held la'st
night in the Smithfield Street M. E. Church,
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Wylie Ave-'
nue A. M. E. Church, Butler Street M. E.
Church, and in numerous other churches in
the city. The services ranged in length
from 10 to 12 o'clock.
military Men at Odd Fellows' Hall.
The Southside German Military Society
had their headquarters at Odd Fellows'
Hall on South Eighteenth street last nieht,
for the celebration of the incoming New
Year. All the members of the society ahd
their friends were present.
That Allegheny Theater.
Messrs. Shelbey and Levy, the Buffalo
theater managers who propose to erect a
theater in Allegheny, have tried to buy two
lots on Arch street, above Western avenue,
from W. H. Pettier. It is in such proximi
ty to several churches there that much op
position is anticipated.
The Elks' Benefit.
The coming benefit for the Elks promises
to be a great success. The committee in
charge met last night, and flattering reports
were read. Tickets are now on sale at the
leader office and various other places des
ignated. The Foundlings of 1SSS.
Special Telcpram to the Dlsnatch.
New Yoke; December 3L The police gath
ered in 167 foundlings in 1SS8. Sixty-seven of
them were girls: two were colored: one was
left in a Fourth avenue horse car, one on the
Brooklyn bridge, and anotber in the Sonth
Ferry watting room. Two were abandoned In
Battery Pane and a dozen in Central Park.
Divorced nnd Married In One Day.
HoPKrNSVTLLE, Rt., December 3h-In the
Circuit Court at Princeton the past week
divorces were cranted to eight parties. Amons
the number was JamesHeirnn, who received his
divorce at noon, and was married to Miss Eliza
Martin last evening. Tbe happy couple left at
once for their future home 1
i in Mil
Incidents of a Day in Tiro Cities Condensed
for Bendy Rendlnfr.
A new hose carriage has been placed m No.
13 engine house.
The new three-inch hose will be put into
service in tbe tire department to-day.
The boys of Trinity Episcopal Church will
receive a feast to-day at the Monongahela
The boys of the Trinity Church choir wilt
enjov a Ntw Year's dinner to-day at the Monon
gahela House.
Badges have been given insurance agent
by the fire department to admit them inside the
ropes at fires.
The new fire engine company No. 16 goes
into service to-day witb fonr men. The engine
house at the corner of Lane and Penn avenues
will bo formally opened to-day.
Aldebman Carlisle will present $100 to
any drusrgist who can prove that the Law and
Order League sued him for selling necessary
medicines on Sundav. He savs ha does this to
I show how empty that charge is.
531 and 533 Wood St., Pittsburg.
Greater Attractions Tfian Ever:
In Wool, Merino and Muslin. Hand
bacques, Nubias, etc, etc., ail cut awav
Dresses Short, Dresses Long, Over Cloaks, Short Coats, Slips, Skirts, Flannel.
Shawls and Wraps, everything to fix up the baby, at about half the usual price.
Have got a fearful raking down in price, but they must go. Tne bilance of Christ
mas goods is being closed out regardless of cost. Wraps, Suits, Millinery, will all
be closed out at prices never blfore heard of. The same low prices are still made on
Carpets' and Rugs. Don't fail to come and see the bargains in all kinds of goods, at;,
TIhe IPople's Stoire.
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Priscilla spinning, long ago, sighs as she thinks how soon her linen
Will lose its glossy luster, when the wash it once or twice has been in.
She does not know that in the soap the evil lies that makes her stiffen
Its great excess of alkali, which cuts the fiber, makes it rougher.
Our modern maidens need not sigh since Ivory Soap has been invented,
Containing no fiee alkali by which the ruin is prevented.
For linen washed with Ivory Soap
But always, while it lasts, preserve
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory';"
they ARE NOT, M like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities
of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyright 1SS6, fcy Procter & Gamble.
Summary of Business Jtererses la 18SS,
Witb Comparisons With 18S7.
New Yobk, December 31 TheVollow
ing is a summary of Bradstreet's compara
tive tables of failures for 1888 and 1887:
rx k
5 I?
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2L. rx 3 g as
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3 3
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A Colored Man's Head Cat Open and a Re
Tolver Fired nt Him.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning a
crowd of yonnjr. men stopped in front of the
home of William Burr, colored, la rear of
141 Fourth avenne, and upset a lot oi empty
barrels against his door. Burrremoqstrated,
nnd the men attacked him, one of. them
catting hi3 bead open with a blackjack.
.His cries for police cansed them to rnn
aws,y, and one of them fired a revolver at
Burr as they ran, bat fortunately did not
hit him.
Officers Barry and Mnlvehill, attracted by
th noise, came np in time to catch three of
the men, who gave their names as John
Conners. L. F. Brown and B. Berger. They
were locked up in the Central.
The Equitable Assurance Society Issues
the General's Policy.
New Yobk, December 31. On applica
tion of General Benjamin Harrison, President-elect,
the Equitable Life Assurance
S ciety issued to him to-day a life policy of
10,000. That company made to-day the
following remarkable exhibits of this year's
business and present condition: new busi
ness of this year, $150,000,000; total cash re
ceipts, $26,000,000; increase of assets, 310,
000,000 making the total assets $90,000,000;
surplus, at 4 per cent valuation, 20,000,000;
total assurance la force, $550,000,000.
knit Zephyr Goods, such as Toboggan
down in price. Uur entire stock of
in snowy beauty'll ne'er diminish,
its pristine gloss and lustrous finish
For TFestemPenn
yltania and West
Tirginiajair; coldef
northtcetteHy winds.1
PmSBTJEC. December a. 18S8. -The
United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes the following
, .v
Time. Ther. Thar.
8 0UA. V 4! Mean temp 43
11:00 si ia Maximum temp.... -43
2 oor. M 46 Minimum temp.... as
s-oor.ir 43 Knnire 10
8 oor. it s Precipitation 03 ,
Elver Telegrams.
Wabbeit River 3 9 10 feet and stationary.
Weather mild, light rain.
JlOBGANTOWN River 5 feet 8 inches and
falling1. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 42
at 4 p. m.
Browssvilix River 7 feet 5 inches and
fallings. Weather cloudy. Thermometer -40
at 6 p. it.
Dr. I. Guy Lewis, Knlton, Arfc. savs- "A year
ago I had bilious fever; Tntt's Fills were sa
highly recommended that I used them. Never
did medicine bavo a happier effect. After a
practice of a quarter of a centnry. J proclaim
them the best
medicine ever used. I always prescribe them.1
Tutt's Pills
Cure All Bilious Diseases.
Every Lady and Every Gentfeman
Should remember in starting; ont into
That there is only one Whisky among the many
offered nowaday for sale that is recognized as
tbe best for medicinal purposes and family use.
And that Whisky is none other than Tbe Furs
Elgbt-Year-Old Export Guekenheimer. sold
only by Jos. Fleming & Son, Druggists, 81 Mar
ket street. It is the most beneficial and one of
the purest aged stimulants now extant. It can
be used by invalids and thoe in good health
w.th equal advantage. It is particularly recom
mended In complaints of the stomach and
bowels, want of appetite, painful digestion. -,
lownes or spirit, etc. etc. soia in inu quarts
at 1 00, or six for 85 00.
Those who have not tried our Pure Holland
Gin, our own importation, are losing good val
uable time If tbey have any kidnev trouble
whatever. Sold In f nil quarts at SI 25.
All orders and communications promptly at-'
tended to. Call on or address
84 Market Street, Pittsburg, -faki
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