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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SATURDAY, - JANUARY 5, 1889.
A Tery' Lively Time Among
the Female Bicyclists.
A Probable Checker Match Between
Heed and Baker.
PEES, UIMICK TALKS ABOUT EOIYE.
Denny Bros. EeEolvc to Sell Some Valuable
GEXEE1L SPOETIKG NEWS OF THE DAT
Hattie Lewis' efforts to defeat Elsa "Von
Blumen in the female bicycle race simply
had hundreds of Pittsburjrers wild with
excitement last evenine. Each day Miss
Lewis' supporters show up in the Grand
Central Rink in increased numbers, and
now it seems to hundreds who patronize Ihe
contest a struggle between a "Pitts girl" and
another who has no claims on Pittsburg at all.
Partisan feeling ran exceedingly high among
the immense crowd last erening, and the large
number of lauies present manifested their feel
ings of favoritism as heartily as the gentlemen.
Certainly the audiences so far have been of a
kind that hare norer been seen at regular
sporting events in this city. The apparent
cause of this is the gentility and honesty of the
Now that the race is so near a finish and Miss
Lewis is still in front, she is being given en
couragement to win as far as cheers and bou
quets are concerned. Anything that she de
sires in the way of stimulants is presented to
her by friends who want to see her win.
MUST HAVE A FAIK SHOW.
There has been considerable "kicking" In her
behalf also. It has been claimed that her score
has not been kept correctly. The management,
however, emphatically denied last night that
anything unfair had been done to her, either
in score keeping or anything else. A number et
her f riends,however, kept tab on the scoreboard
all day yesterday, and will do so to-day. The
members of the Hope Bicycle Club have
already collected S40 towards buying a
handsome medal for her whether she wins or
loses. She will be presented with the medal
this evening and if she wins she will undoubt
edly be worth it.
It may interest the public to know that con
siderable betting has taken place on the result.
Last evenmg particularly, numerous bets were
made at even money that Miss Lewis beats Miss
Von Blnmcn. The latter's manager, however,
is confident that his representative will
win. Speaking iaii 'y it is extremely difficult to
tell which of tbem will win. Miss Von Blumen
Srobablr never rode harder in her life than she
id yesterday, and she could not gain a lap on
the Fittsburgeraslonf;asthe latter remained
on the track. Miss Lewis, however, has had
little or no experience in the six-aay contests,
i nor anv contests at all for that matter, and was
compelled to take more rests that her older
VOX BLUHEX'S CHANCES.
During these rests, short as they were, Miss
Von Blumen made tho most of them, and
steadily gained. As a result, about 9 o'clock
last evenine Miss Lewis' lead had been reduced
to a few laps below seven miles.
At S o'clock some of the most desperate rac
ing ever seen commenced. Miss Oakes ap
peared on the track and made the pace terrific
Miss Lewis stuck to her, and so did Miss Von
Blumen. By some it was thought that this was
amove on the part of Miss Oakes to weary
Miss Lewis, and thereby help Miss Von Blumen.
Miss Lewis was certainly put in a pocket once
or twice, but in response to advice she, by ex
traordinary effort, drew out and went to the
front imid the most deafening cheers. The
audience really seemed to go wild. Miss Lewis
certainly proved herself a stayer during that
spurt. Miss Oakes was still suffering from the
effects of her injured side, but she rode well
for two hours, and vet she did not gain more
tban a lap or eo on Miss Lewis,
Whether or not Miss Lewis wins the race she
has proven herself a great rider. She has much
to gain if she wins as she will defeat pro
fessionals who have lon;r been in the front rank.
This will certainly give her reputation enough
to travel as a female bicyclist. With a few
more months' practice she will undoubtedly be
one of the best female riders in the country in
a long race. If she can stay on the track to
day as long as Miss Von Blumen she will prob
ably win. The finish, however, will be a close
one either way.
Miss Von Blumen did not leave the track
from 7 o'clock until 11 o'clock, and she was,
indeed, weary when assisted off her machine.
Following was the score at 11 o'clock.
1 .Miss Hilda Snallor 322
2 Miss Hattle Lewis 571
3 .Mies Slav Allen 3M
Miss Jessie Dates 3K
5 Miss Elsa von Blumen.... 3G6
AN IMPORTANT SALE.
Denny Bros. Will Dispose of Some of Their
The Denny Bros, have resolved to dispose
with part of their valuable breeding stock
which has made Morningside Farm famous
throughout the State. The reason of this re
Solve is that the Etock is becoming too large for
Among other horses to be sold is the 5-year-old
stallion Ossidean. by Hambrino. Ossidean
made 232 In a private trial when a f our-year-old,
and is a valuable horse. He will certainly
ret considerably below the 30 mark. A brood
by Red Wilkes will also bo sold, together with
two more brood mares by Harry Clay and Dic
tator respectively. Breeding o this kind will
certainly attract atttinn. The horses will be
sold at Kellog's New York sale.
Thinks Well of Xew York.
New York, January i. Danny Richardson,
the clever little second base man of the New
York Club, arrived in the city yesterday. He
Bald that it was just possible that he would
sign a New York contract before he went
home, but he had not come here for that pur
pose, for there was enough time between now
andsprinp. Danny i. connected with a large
Elralfa business bouse and is here to buy
poods. In rcpard to the next season, he thinks
that the Ne w Yorks have by far the best chance
for the championship. He was not at all afraid
of the Boston team, especially if Mike Kelly is
made manager. The team is strong enough
individually, and if they would play together
would make a good showing, but the trouble
was that Kelly would not enforce the proper
A Shooting Experiment.
Philadelphia, January 1 The novelty of
shooting clay pigeons by calcium light was suc
cessfully performed at the Gentlemen's Driving
Park last night night by R. T. Clayton, of
Tamaqua, and S. B. Vandcgnft, of this city.
The match between the marksmen began by
daylight in the afternoon and consisted of 15
single birds and 5 pairs of doubles for 60 a side.
Fully 300 lovers of the sport went to the park
to witness the contest. The match was a tie,
each man breaking 24 out of 25.
Hamilton Likely to Disband.
Hakilton, Oitt., January 4. It is quite cer
tain that Hamilton will not be represented in
the International League next season. Marr
Phillips and Mickey Jones were given their re
lease yesterday, and Phillips was at once
signed by Rochester. The business men failed
to respond to the call for funds, and the
directors decided they would not take more re
sponsibility on themselves, EO the team had to
go to pieces.
Wants to Wrestle.
A"youngman named Gus Hall has arrived
in the city from New York. He is a catch-as-catch-can
wrestler, and when in condition
weighs abont 135 pounds. He desires a match
with some local man of his weight. A sporting
man who knows bim declares that he is not a
"ringer." It is likely that he can secure a
match with Ed. Rcilly.
Hasan Defeats Conlev.
Philadelphia, January i. George Hagan
nd Jack Conley, middle-weight pugilists of
this city, fought to a finish last night near Wil
mington, Del The fight was a severe one.
Hagan knocked his opponent out in the
seventh round. The purse offered was $300.
A'ot Likely to Come.
A report is current to the effect that Peter
Kemp is to visit America this year. This is
not very likely, as Teemer, Gaudaur and O'Con
nor Intend to visit Australia shortly. Besides
Kemp, it is safe -.to say, Can get a-match with
FULLER NOW A BROWN.
St. Lonis Strenjlhrns In Infield From the
IVnslilncton's Extra Players.
trrECIAI. TELEGHAU TO THE D1SFATCII.1
St. Louis, January i. Chris Von der Ahe.
President of the St. Louis Browns, and Ted
Sullivan, special ambassador of the Washing
ton club, to dispose of itsinvoice of extra class
A players, came to an understanding toay.
and Fuller, the short-stop, was sold, and will
next year attempt to strengthen what has for
three seasons been the weak spot in the
Browns' infield. The price paid for Fuller's
release is $700. Washington's first price was
3300. Cnris offered S300, Washington dropped
to S70U, and Chris Game up to $600, and thero
thev stuck for a Week, while Ted ran up to
Minneapolis and St Paul. When Chris saw
Washington had made its final drop became
Sullivan says Fuller will play a better game
for the Browns than Ward will for Washing
ton, next year. He says all that made Fuller
play so poorly the latter part of last season
was that his system was full of malaria. Sulli
van left to-night for Columbus to try to dispose
of Widner, Donnelly and Daly.
WILL PLAY BARKER.
James Reed Expects a Match With tho
.American Champion Shortly.
Mr. James Reed, the local checker player,
has definitely resolved to locate in Chicago for
at least 12 months. During a conversation
yesterday, he said:
"I must go to Chicago as soon as possible to
take charge of the Checker Review. Mr.
Hefter, my partner, has other business to at
tend to ana I must go and relieve him."'
Speaking of the international championship
match now going on between Smith and Bar
ker, Mr. Reed said: "Barker is a sure winner,
and 1 don't think he will get any more matches
in England. When he beats Smith there is
nobody else who will play him. I think, there
fore, he will be home again in the early part of
February. Ho will be willing to play exhibi
tion games in England, but to do so he de
mands expenses for himself and his brother.
No club will do that. I don't think that any
match is likely for Barker except with me. I
am willing to play him. and when he returns I
think a match will be made between us."
Efforts are being made to have another local
tournament next April. Between now and
then it is expected that a club will be organ
ized and rooms engaged on Fifth avenue.
HE IS HOT WORRYING.
President KImick Think Detroit Will Not
Give Row e Ills Release.
During a conversation yesterday afternoon
President Nimick said that he was not at all
worrying himself about the Rowe matter. He
"I believe Jack Rowe to bo a sensible man,
and that his common sense will prevent him
going contrary to any agreement with the Na
tional League. Of course I do not for a mo
ment think that Detroit will givo White and
Rowe their releases. Detroit can get $1000
from us for Rowe, and certainly that amount
of money is worth getting. But President
Sterns will act in good faith tons just as wo
propose to do with him. It will do no harm to
allow the Rowe matter to rct. There is plenty
of time to arrange everything before next
KILKAIN AND SULLIVAN.
They Win Sleet nt Toronto Monday to Sign
Articles for a Fight.
Buffalo, January 4. Kilrain and Mitchell
gave a sparring exhibition here to night There
were some hisses and cries for Sullivan.
"Parson" Davies. the manager, announced that
Sullivan and Kilrain would meet in Toronto on
Monday morning to draw up articles of agree
ment for a fight for the championship and 1 10,
000 a side.
Trying to Sell Senators.
Columbus, O., January 1 Manager Ted
Sullivan, of the Washington club, is here try
ing to sell several of the Senators to the Asso
ciation body. Just how many be will sell is
doubtful, but there is a chance that Donnelly,
third baseman, may be secured. Donnelly is
an earnest worker and has made a good record.
He would cover third satisfactorily for the
"Baby." Manager Buckenberpcr and the Co
lumbus directors hoped to secure Johnston,
third baseman of Kansas City, but they wanted
$3,000 for his release and Columbus wouldn't
pay it. Johnston is, perhaps, the heaviest bat
ter in the country now available, but It is
hardly worth while talking about paying 53,000
for a man whose only experience has been con
fined to the Western Association.
Chicago, January l-Eugenfl Carter, who,
in company with Ives, left for Terre Haute to
day, said to me: "Slosson wants to play me for
&.500, when his 'angle' used to be, in the days
when Dick Roche wished to back Schaefer for
big money and Georee couldn't Ret a backer
for over S500. to play for small money."
In reference to Maggolio's challenge. Carter
says he can beat him at any style of game, but
that at the present time he does not want to
practice at straight rail billiards.
Jacob Schaefer's three year contract with his
late employers expired on December 31, and
will not be renewed.
May Play Id Chicago.
Ed Kelly, editor of the Winnipeg FreePmt,
has challenged W. Fleming, the Canadian
champion, for the title and S250, to consist of 30
games and to be played in Chicago, between
January 15 and February 15. To which Mr.
Fleming replies that under no consideration
will he play anywhere but at Markham, Ont.,
his place of business, otherwise the challenge
is accepted. Mr. Reed, of this city, who will
coach Sir. Fleming, stated last evenine; that
the latter is almost certain to play in Chicago,
as he, Reed, is going there.
Cocking Klnln nt Johnstown.
rsrrciAL TELEGEAM to THE DISPATCH.!
Johnstown, Pa., January 1 A cocking
main of four battles between Conemaugh bor
ough and Grnbtown birds took plare this after
noon near Bcnscreek for $50 a side on the gen
eral result. Conemaugh borough won three
out of four battles, killing one Grnbtown bird
and driving one out of the pit There were
about 100 persons Dresent
Broke a Blood Vessel In a Wrestle.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.J
Indianapok. January 4. Charles Moth, the
Gneco-Roman wrestler, undertook to throw
Fritz Gowenmein, a big local German, three
times in succession within an hour. The Ger
man on the third bout caught Moth about the
neck and broke a blood vessel, throwing him to
the floor in a senseless condition.
Dnfur Defeats Ross.
Boston, January 1-H. M. Dufur defeated
Duncan C. Boss in a wrestling match of two
hours' duration here to-day.
Another for Barker.
London, January t-Inthe draughts contest
to-day one game was won by Barker and two
games resulted in draws.
Tom Lees says that he will soon become the
manager of Pete Jackson, the conqueror of Joe
McAuIiffe, and that they will make a tour
throughout tho country.
There will be a large turkey shoot at Vir
ginia Junction, Baltimore and Ohio road, to
day. Messrs. Hugdns, Jones, Hopkins and
Moore, of the Pittsburg Rifle Club, willtako
part in the shooting.
There will be two rattling 15-round fights at
the Cribb Club, Boston, on the 15th instant.
Fete Cunniff and Mat Marnett will meet at 125
pounds, and Steve Travis and young Boyle, of
Maiden, will come together at 145 pounds'.
JakeHtahs, who recently suffered defeat
at the hands of Jake McAuIiffe. will sail for
England to-day. Jack is not greatly pleased at
the way he has been treated in this country,
and is glad to get away with a whole skin.
Eugene' Horkbackeb and Colonel Mc
Carthy are to meet again in the ring.. They
will weigh at 115 pounds 12 hours beforfe fight
ing. A purse of $500 will bo given the winner.
The contest will be to a finish with skin-tight
gloves, and will take place within two weeks.
Mb. T. B. Hitchman. lessee of the Bay Dis
trict track, Frisco, says that he win not permit
any sore book betting on the grounds, as he
has evidence showing that the bookmakers ob
tained control of horses and dictated how they
shoald be run. Only auction and mutual pools
will be allowed at the'track in the future.
Tim KKEFEjWill have for his partner in the
sporting goous business William Becannon,
who has been for 3 long time with A. G. Spald
ing. Mr. Becannon has been a feature in ama
teur baseball hereabouts for many years. It
will bo next to impossible for T. J. Keefe fc
Co. to get a store before the middle or latter
part of March, so that in the meantime they
will secure a large downtown office as a starter.
Captain Morse, of the Alameda, the
steamer which carried the ballplayers to Aus
tralia, is an old sport lunuelf. He weighs 2S3
pounds. He is a good boxer. Boxinc is his
hobby. On November SO he sparred 15 four
minute rounds with Prof. William Miller when
within four miles of the equator, and bested
Miller at that. It -was Mnrse who brought
Jackson from Australia to Frisco to fight God
frey and McAuIiffe.
Rheingold Presented for tho First
Time to an American Audience.
A MARVEL OF THE DRAMATIC ART.
Frequent Applause Attests the Appreciation
of All Present.
THE BT0RY OP THE AUTHOR'S THEME.
Beautiful in Conception and Masterful in its Construc-
For the first time in America, Wagner's
wonderful "Eheingold" was given last
evening. The production was at the Metro
politan Opera House, New Xork City. A
critical audience was present, and all en
joyed intensely the work of the great mas
ter. The spectacular portions of the opera
were almost perfect. All the machinery
worked smoothly. The characters were well
cast, and, altogether, the first production of
"Eheingold" in this country was a
rsrzciAi. telegram to the dispatch.
New York, January 4. The first per
formance in America of "Wagner's "Ehein
gold" took place this evening in the Metro
politan, and was a glorious presentation of
the beautiful work. The opera was given
with only one short intermission, the
scenes changing without a fall of the cur
tain, from the depths of the Shine to the
mountain heights, where dwell Wotau,
Fricka, Freia, Donner, Thor, and all the
rest of the gods and goddesses, afterward to
"Xibelheim," abode of the dwarfs Alberich,
Mime, and the troops of their gnome
brothers, and again to Walhalla, into which
the gods at last walk over their rainbow
Though equal in beauty and importance
to either of the three operas forming what
"Wagner called the "Tetrology," "Ehein
gold" is shorter in duration, and bears only
the name of a "prologue" to "Walkuere,"
"Siegfried" and "Goetterdaemmerung."
In neither of the others of this great series
has "Wagner's imagination taken higher
flights, nor in any of them has his wonder
ful skill and cleverness as a poet been more
grandly displayed than in this introduction.
A MAKVEL OF DRAMATIC ABT.
In conception and arrangement of plot,
as well as ic the adroitness with which the
dialogue carries the story on through point
after point of absorbing interest to complete
and lucid termination, the play of "Rhein
gold" is a marvel of dramatic art. But
pf still greater poetical weight and force is
the inspiration which embodies here, in the
form of a sort of fairy parable, the whole story
of our world's slavery to its sovereign master.
Gold. The story turns upon the theft of the
mass of gold Iving innocent and pure in the
depths of the Rhino waters, guarded and
beloved for its light and beauty by the three
Rhino daughters who are appointed by Wotau
to watch it. Alberich wrests it from their pos
session, first making the necessary curse upon
love, and for swearing this passion In
its every form. Wotau is in debt
to Fasolt and Fafner, giants, who have
contracted to build a palace worthy of the im
mortal gods, if he will give them
Freia, the Goddess of Youth and Beauty,
and Guardian of the Apples of Eter
nal Life. Wotau regrets his bargain,
and being besought by his wife, Fricka, and by
Freia to refnse this promised payment, calls
upon Loge, the God of Deceit, a sort of
Mephistopheles of the play, to help
him out of his trouble. Loge tells Wotau
of the Rheingold, and of the measureless
power of him who owns the ring, which AI.
bericb has already fashioned from it. The
giants, who overhear Loge's cunning recital,
agree to restore Freia toherhomoif Wotau will
procure for them this wonderful hoard. Guided
by Loge, Wotau seeks the treasure in
the dwelling of the earth enomes, and through
Loge's craft contrives to make Alberich
prisoner, and gain for himself the gold.
A CUBSE THROWN ON THE RING.
Wotau would fain keep the ring of power,
though Alberich has, in his rage at the loss he
has been made tp sustain, thrown a tremendous
curso upon the ring and upon the owner.
Every one who hears of the treasure longs'
to make it his own, and tho gold,
now turned from its purity to
base uses and vile servitude, causes
only quarrels, misery and destruction wherever
it goes. Fafner and Fasolt compel Wotau to
pile up the hoards so that Freia is entirely con
cealed by it One crevice remaining must be
filled by the magic helmet, which makes the
wearer Invisible or changes him into any de
sired form; the other chink, which Fasolt dis
covers, is stopped by the ring, which Wotau
unwillingly parts with.
Fasolt is killed by his brother in a quarrel
over the treasure, but the gods, who have
been gray,- weak, old and pining since
Freia was no longer in their midst,
now become happy and glorious once
more. Their pride returns, and with grandeur
and pomn they mount the rainbow stairway
which leads to Walhall, while the sad, wild
wails of the Rhine daughters are heard com
ing up from the river, upon the banks and
cliffs of which the great castle stands.
Such, in brief, is an outline of the play of
"Rheingold." But it is impossible to give the
fascination of its dialogue or to depict the
charm of its various scenes. The unearthly
beauty of tbe first act as given at the Metro,
politan is never to be forgotten. A perfectly
illusive setting is pnt upon the stage, and is of
The machinery npon which the Rhine daugh
ters are made to float about was well arranged
and worked smoothly, though more familiarity
will undoubtedly add to the ease with which
tbe swimming is done. The artists who took
the parts of Woglinile. Wellgunda and FIos
hilde. the water nymphs, derive much praise
for their perfect interpretation of the very
difficult music, which is rendered doubly
hard from the unnatural positions of the
singers. The Rhine maidens were per
fectly in tune, and their voices blended
admirably. There was, indeed, a great
evenness of performance throughout the entire
opera. Nothing but praise can be awarded.
The orchestra was in the best pos
sible lorm unuer ansomre control
of the powerful and skillful biton
of Its distinguished and talented leader. Herr
Alvany brought brightness and life and inter
est to the statre from the moment of his an.
pearance until the last note was done. Bis
is a trying role in this opera, but ho
made it a brilliant success. Every
gesture, every step, and every turn of his head
was significant. The Alberich of Herr Joseph
Beck was also a splendid creation-but an enu
meration of the many excellences must be left
until after another performance.
Suffice now to say that tho scenery is even
more gorgeous in "Rheingold" than in others
of the Wagner operas already given
that the audience was the most brilliant,
attentive, and enthusiastic of the sea
sonand that the first night of
"Rheingold" in America was in every way a
grand spectacular exhibition, and no less an
event of highest importance.
Tbe Tribune of this morning contains tbe fol
lowing by Mr.'H. E. Krehbiel:
The incidents which attended tho first repre
sentations of "Siegfried and Die Goetterdaem
merung" at the Metropolitan Opera House
last season were recalled last night when
"Rheingold," tho Vrologuo to the Niebelung
Tetralogy had its first performance on
this side of tbe Atlantic. There was the same
large gathering, limited, in fact, only by tho
capacity of the audience room. Because of its
brevity the drama was not begun until half an
hour after the usual time. It lasted until 11:10
o'clock. Although "Rheingold" is tho most
trying of the four Niebelung dramas, thero
were no evidences of weariness at tbe close of
the representation, and the performers and
Herr Siedl were recalled repeatedly at the end
as thev had been at the intermission. The cir
cumstance may ne accepted as evidence that
the people of New York are likely to give the
same generous treatment to the new work
as they gave that last year to "Sieg
fried" and "Die Gotterdaemerung." Such
treatment will be no more than tbe
drama and all concerned in its representation
deserve. There is no time now to discuss de
tails either of tho performance, or of the verbal
and musical structure, but it may be said com
prehensively that measured by European
standard, tbe representation ls,an excellent
one. It is doubtful whether better
representatives for their parts than
Madam Moran Olden, Fraulein Bettigue.
Fraulein Troubmann, Herr Fischer, Herr
Beck and Herr Sedlraayer could have been
rounu in any operatic institution ot Uermany.
Herr Alvary assumed the exceedingly difficult
role of Loge, and be has been omitted from tbe
list of those singled out for special praise only
because his conception of tbe nature of tbe Me
pliistopn jllan divinity, admirably realized in his
singing and acting, is so original that its merits
will perhaps appear more obvious on further
study. "Rheingold" is three-fourths a specta
cle, and it was gratifying to find that so much
had been dono to meet ths requirements of the
book in the matter of scenic dress. The models
were those of Vienna, and much of the scenery
was also painted in that city.
A SET OP, FALSE TEETH.
A Chapter of Accident Which Resulted
From the Lo of Them.
James Tray, of Allentown, went to Louis
ville the other day, and sat by the open
window of the car on account of the heat.
He sneezed and his false teeth fell out of
the window. As he had just paid ?25 for
them he got out at the next station, five
miles from where the teeth had escaped
irom him and walked back to regain them.
He found them. Then he started to walk
the five miles back to get the next train.
As he was crossing the railroad bridge over
the Big Run a west-hound freight came
along. He was walking on that track, and
stepped over on the beams of the east-bound
track. As he did so he glanced back and
saw a freight train from the west just com
ing on the bridge toward him. There was
no time for him to get across the bridge be
fore the train would be upon him, and he
did not dare to stand on the narrow space
between the tracks until the two trains
passed. Both locomotives sounded their
danger signals. There was hut one thing
todo. Tray seized a bridge beam, or tie,
with his hands, and dropping quickly down,
hung by his fingers until the long train had
passed him. He then dragged himself back
to the track. .
The engineer of the train was bringing it
to a stop, evidently to see what had become
of Tray, but when he reappeared, and the
conductor saw he was all right, the signal
was given to go ahead, and the train went
on without taking Tray aboard. A mile
further on another east-bound freight came
along. Tray thought it was running slow
enough for him to get on the caboose. When
the rear of the train was passing him he
threw his overcoat on the platform of the
caboose and grabbed the rail to swing him
self on. The train was going faster than it
looked, and Tray could not get a footing.
He had to let loose of the rail, and was
thrown 20 feet down the bank.' The skin
was scraped off his hands and legs, and one
ankle was dislocated. The train went on,
taking Tray's overcoat a brand new 530
coat along with it
In spite of his injured ankle and muti
lated face, bands, and legs, Tray managed
to get over the remaining two miles of his
journey, reaching the station just as his
train came in. Without waiting to have
his injuries attended to he boarded the train.
When the conductor came around Tray
remembered that the conductor of the first
train had taken up his ticket for the entire
journey. He could not induce the second
conductor to pass him, either on the
strength of that fact or the story of his many
mishaps, and Tray had to pay his fare over
again. He is now in bed, wondering
whether it isn't more than likely that the
ceiling will fall on him.
A THRILLING ADVENTURE.
The Water Walker l'assei Through an In
cident He Wouldn't Repeat.
rSrECIAL TILEORAM TO TBE DISFATCH.l
Loweli,, Mass., January 4. C. W.
Oldreive walked from Aiken street bridge,
on the Merrimack, this noon, to Central
bridge, and challenged death by continuing
his trip through Hunt's Falls. More than
5,000 persons lined the banks, six to ten
ranks deep, for a mile along the river banks,
and the tops of the hills opposite were cov
ered with operatives. It was a most excit
ing struggle for life, and for a while it
looked as though the bold aquatic pedes
trian would be drowned in tbe presence of
the great crowd. There are two principal
falls, with a comparatively still pool be
tween the two. Through the upper one tbe
Locks and Canals Company has cut a chan
nel to relieve the mills ot backwater.
Through this the water flows swiftly, but
smoothly. On both sides the current, now
swollen by recent rains, dashes about over
rocks and eddies in a hundred directions.
Many a boat has come to grief in attempt
ing to pass.
Oldreive attempted to steer for the new
channel, but he couldn't reach it. He was
swept to the northerly side and into the
swift current, dashing in high wares over
rocks and ledges. He tried vainly to keep
headway, but the current swept him round
and round. Several times he lost his bal
ance and fell forward with his hands upon
his floats. A murmur arose from the crowd
that he was gone. Had he been capsized his
chance for life would have been small, for in
the swift current, and with his heavy boots,
there would hare been little chance to swim,
But he recovered himself and was swept by
the current through the rollers, and once
more stood erect. When finally he entered
the pool between the rapids he was thorough
ly exhausted but safe.
CHICAGO HAS WHITE CAPS.
A Lot of Her Aldermen Warned to Mend
Their Official Wnys.
fSPECIAL TILEOBAJI ID THE DISPATCn.
Chicago, January 4. All the Chicago
Aldermen who have voted for the elevated
railroads have received warnings from some
humorous Cook County White Caps that they
must either mend their ways or receive some
horrib!e,but vague punishment. The warning
came in the form of a neatly-printed circu
lar which bore a death'shead, two sanguinary
arrows, and the announcement that the Al
dermen were spotted, and that the doors of
the Joliet Penitentiary were yawning for
just such fellows.
The circular is evidently the work of an
expert typewriter, and tho Aldermen are of
the opinion that the morning newspaper
which has been waging a war aainst the
numerous "L" road projects is the biggest
White Cap in the business. The police will
6PBINGERITES 0KDERED TO JDIP.
Uncle Sam's Troop Knock tho Bottom Oat
of nn OUlnboma Town.
Kansas City, Mo., January 4. The
Times has advices from Springer, Oklaho
ma, that the martial law order of two years
ago has been put in force, and the squatters
are decamping. Springer is a little over
three weeks old, bnt day before yesterday it
had a population of 3,000. The soldiers are
vigorously enforcing the order, and the set
tlers are obeying with alacrity.
Tho Largest G. A. It Post in tbe State,
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Ha eeisbukg, January 4. Colonel Frank
Matree, Grand Army department com
mander, this erening installed the officers of
Post 58, the largest Post in the State except
one in Philadelphia. Captain Thomas F.
Maioney, Superintendent of the State
arsenal, has retired as commander of the
Post, after serving for five years, during
which the number of members of the Post
increased from 240 to 625.
Rev. Fielder Israel, of the First Uni
tarian Church, Salcm,Mass.,committed suicide
by cutting his throat last evening.
The Union League gave a dinner to John
Wanamaker last night at which Levi P. Mor
ton and many other prominent politicians
Leon C. Duchesne, who was the Republican
candidate for Congress in the Sixth Louisiana
district, has served notice of contest on Colonel
T. It. Stockdale for the seat in the Fifty-first
Oijb men's furnishing department open
until 9 o'clock to-night. Come and see the
big mark down in pure wool underwear, all
sizes; also a new line of very fancy styles of
new neckwear at 60 cents. We are closing
out one lot of men's fine French percale
shirts, two collars and a pair of caffs, at
$1 00 each; this is less tban halt price.
Jos. Hoeite & Co.'s,
Penn Avenue Stores.
WOULD NOT DECLINE.
Lawyer Thurston is Not Hustling for
a Cabinet Place, bnt He
PE0BABLY COULD BE PERSUADED.
A Friend Calls Upon General Harrison to
Urge His Claims.
LAEGE NUMBER OF OTHER YIB1T0ES.
The Harrishan: Union Veteran Clnb Bends a Present
Yesterday was a busy day with President
elect Harrison. An unusually large. num
ber of visitors called. The claims of Thurs
ton for a place in the Cabinet were urged by
a friend. Southern Judges ask for an extra
session of Congress. Pennsylvania presents
a banner to the General.
IndiakapoiiIS, January 4. General
Harrison had an unusually large number of
visitors to-day, and it was more of a society
tban political day at his house. Among
the prominent callers were John A. Foster,
the diplomat ex-Minister to Bussia,
Spain and Mexico; Joseph Medill,
of the Chicago Tribune; General Paul Van
dervoort, of Omaha, former Commander of
the G. A. E.; Judge Simrall, ex-Chief
Justice of Mississippi under the adminis
tration of Governor Alcorn; Judge Vassar,
ex-Treasurer of the State of Mississippi;
Hon. Harrison Allen, of Dakota, one of the
306 Grant delegates in 1880; General Ward,
of Boston, and a number of others of lesser
General Foster was among his earliest
visitors. He came from Evansville, his
former home, and spent a conple of hours
in conference with the President-elect. It
is thought his visit was by special appoint
ment. His long acquaintance with General
Harrison, and his experience and ability as
a diplomat, qualify him for a good coun
selor on foreign relations. General Foster
left this afternoon for Washington. It is
not believed his visit was of apolitical na
ture, although he is credited with being an
ardent advocate for Mr. Blaine's appoint
ment to the head of the State Department
THUESTOK FOE THE CABINET.
General Vnndervoort was accompanied
from Omaha by the Hon. John M. Thurston,
who, however.was prevented from stopping
over by Eastern engagements. He says
there is much talk in Nebraska of Thurston
for a Cabinet place, bnt that he knows
Thurston is making no effort himself in
that direction, but probably would
not decline such an honor. There
never has been any serious talk
around Indianapolis of Judge Thurston for
the Cabinet, and the ex-commander's sug
gestion is thought to furnish the key to
his visit to-day, although he declares he
simply stopped over to shake hands, but
that is what they all say.
He stated that Corporal James N. Tanner,
of Brooklyn, who stumped Indiana with
Mr. Blaine and General Hovey, will have a
very strong support irom G. A. K. men for
the Commissionership of Pensions. The
name of General William H. Gibson, of
Tiffin, O., is also associated with the Pension
Commissionship, although it is known that
he is not an applicant for the place at this
Editor Medill was accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Josie They arrived from
Chicago this morning and returned to-night.
They called at the Harrison residence short
ly after 11 o'clock, and lunched with the
family. The General and Mrs. Harrison
had invited him to visit them some weeks
ago, but an earlier opportunity had not of
fered, so he ran down to-day, simply for tne
purpose of getting better acquainted with
General Harrison, whom He had met but
once before, and then only for a Ier mo
ments, at Lafayette, during the campaign
SITUATION IN THE SOUTH.
Judges Simrall and Vassar.of Mississippi,
both came to talk over the Southern situa
tion. They believe that General Harrison
will strengthen the Eepublican party in
the South if he select the federal officers
from among business men who have the
esteem of their fellow citizens, instead of
annotating unpopular aud distrusted negroes
and white men merely because they are
If acceptable men are not available they
think that women of irreproachable charac
ter and business ability enould be appoint
ed. Their interview with the President
elect was very satisfactory and they believe
that his administration will please the
Southern people. Like nearly all the other
Southern visitors, they favor an eitra ses
sion of Congress and early Congressional in
vestigation into alleged ballot box frauds.
Private Secretary Halford returned to
day from Louisville, and was at his desk as
usual. The report that Russell Harrison
will attend a banquet at Chicago to-morrow
night, given by his college lraternity, is
erroneous. He will not leave the city for
In the way of presents to-day General
Harrison received a handsome silk flag
from the Harrison Union Veteran Club, of
Harrisburg, Pa. In the blue field Is the
coat of arms of Pennsylvania. It is the
same flag carried by the club throughout the
late political campaign, and accompanying
it is an inscribed address executed in ink
and richly framed, readin? as follows:'
"The 560 members of the Harrison Union
Veteran Club, of Harrisburg, Pa., send greet
ing and congratulation to their comrade. Ben
jamin Harrison. President-elect of the United
States, with their salutations tendered in that
spirit of patriotism shich prompts every true
soldier to noble sentiments and heroic
deeds. They send herewith the Union
flag which they carried in tho
campaign of 1S83, and which they
now nresent to their distinguished commander
as an expression of their boundless faith in his
personal integrity, pure statesmanship, un
swerving loyalty and invincible courage. Under
the administration of Benjamin Harrison, the
soldiers of the Republic will rest in happy
assurance that their struggles for the su
premacy of the National Union will be
honored; that their petitions will receive
respectful consideration; that tho demands
nf -mstice will be obeved: that Constitution and
law will control the Executive in guaranteeing
protection to all in the free exercise of the
elective franchise: that the people will be made
Erosperous and welded together in the brother
ood of American citizenship; that the great
Government of Washington, Lincoln, Grant
and Garfield will be transmitted with all its
glories and the faith of the American people in
its perpetuity strengthened."
Stanley the Whlto Pasha.
Cairo, January 4. It is generally be
lieved that the mysterious white pasha is
Henry M. Stanley and not Emin Fasha.
Prince Bismarck will return to Berlin on
General Grenfell and his staff left Bua
kim yesterday for England.
The Russian army trains will hereafter be
protected by special detachments.
Seven skaters were drowned in tho Lndwig
Canal at Nuremberg yesterday.
The Central Monarchist Committee has de
cided not to put up a candidate against Bou
lancer. to Madam Patti has a cold and was nnable
to sing in "Juliet" at Paris on 'Wednesday
Rains have fallen throughout Central,' East
ern and Southern Wales, relieving fears of a
The military authorities at Cairo have re
ceived news from Khartoum which they refuse
Mm. Christies and Mijatovich will resign
from the Servian Cabinet and a new Ministry
will be formed.
TriE betrothal is announced of Prince Will
iam of Baden to Princess Marie, niece of the
Grand Duke of Baden.
The visit of Emperor William to London will
probably be marred by his reception by the
populace, who dislike his treatment of his
To Queen Victoria, Resulting In iheFrnstra-
tlon of Pnlraerston's Scheme for
a Franco-British Alliance
to Aid the Southern
rSrECUC TILIGEJOt TO THE DISPATCH.
"Washington-, January. 4. General
Pleasonton, who has traveled much in
connection with military affairs, relates
that shortly after the close of the war he
met a member of Parliament in London
who told him of a personal letter addressed
by President Lincoln to the Queen. "When
Mason and Slidell had been captured Lord
Palmerston was intriguing for a Franco
British alliance with the South.
Mr. Lincoln, alter erave thought over the
possible storm which Palmerston's schemes
might bring, determined to ignore the slow
and uncertain diplomatic methods, and
write a personal letter direct to Queen Vic
toria This he did, addressing her in very
earnest terms, as a ruler, wife and mother,
and speaking of himself as President, hus
band and father, both deeply interested in
the welfare of their people, and both able to
understand and doubtless anxious to avert
the horrors of war, between nations as closely
allied as England and America. He then
went on to speak briefly of the canse of the
North, and to express regret that the taking
of Mason and Slidell from an English ship
should have put in peril the relations of the
two nations. He closed by assuring the
Queen that whatever disposition of the case
she might, in the light of his letter, regard
as just and honorable, he would see that it
was promptly accepted.
Queen Victoria, upon receiving the letter,
submitted it to Prince Albert, who entered
fully into the spirit of it, and advised the
Queen to give it the fullest and most friend
ly consideration. Prince Albert further
advised that'Lord Palmerston, whose secret
hostility to the North was well understood
at the Court, should'be sent lor and in
formed in the most decided terms that a
dispatch of friendly tone must be sent to
"Washington. "While the release of Mason
and Slidell and their two companions was
to be insisted upon, it was to be done in
such terms as would not disturb peaceful
relations. Prince Albert, who was well
aware of Palmerston's designs, suggested
farther that he should be required to sub
mit his dispatch to the Queen for inspec
tion. This was done, and as foreseen by the
Prince, there were several passages which
did not strictly conform to the general
directions he had received. At length a
satisfactory draft was submitted, when Lord
Palmerston was pointedly ordered to see
that no word of it was changed, and that it
should be dispatched at once.
The English gentleman who related these
facts insisted to General Pleasonton that
this personal letter of President Lincoln
alone averted such action on the part of
Great Britain, acting in collusion with
France, as would certainly 'have led to
active intervention of both these powers in
favor of the South.
NEEDS OP THE COLORED BICE.
The Catholic Convention Isiae nn Address
on tho Subject.
"Washington, January 4. During to
day's session of the Colored Catholic Con
vention, the Committee on Besolutions re
ported an address which was adopted unani
mously. It reads, in part, as follows:
The education of the people being the means
to elevate our race, we pledge ourselves to es
tablish Catholic schools, primary and the
higher grades, in colored communities. Aware
of tbe influence exerted by tbe literary assem
blies and societies, it is recommended that this
Congress encourage all such associations. As
manliness and sobriety go hand in hand, we ad
vocate the organization of temperance socle
ties as needfnl to remove the withering bane of
drunkenness from among our people.
We appeal to all labor and trades unions to
admit colored men on the same conditions as
others. We appeal to the proprietors of fac
tories, telegraph and railroad companies, to
admit colored men to their employ. If they be
the eqnal of others in intelligence and morality.
Conscious as we are ot tbe inestimable bene
fits of industrial schools, we sincerely advocate
the establishment of such schools; hospitals
and asylums for our race should also be
iounded. We condemn in the most emphatic
manner tho custom of real estate agents in
renting poorly lighted and worse ventilated
tenement houses to our people. We deplore
their refusal to rent suitable houses in eligible
neighborhoods to our people, or, if renting,
charging a higher rental than they do others
Dot of our race.
KEEP THEIR MEMORIES GREEN.
Partlclpanti In tbo War of the Rebellion
Want the Official Records Prepnred.
Washington, January 4. The follow
ing resolution from the "Washington Com
manderj" of the Loyal Legion has been laid
before both Houses of Congress:
Resolved, That the Commandery respectfully
requests the Congress of the United States to
aid by increased appropriations therefor the
preparation and publication of the official rec
ords of the War of the Rebellion, to the end
that this work of national importance and in
terest may bo speedily completed.
The Massachusetts Commandery has passed
and forwarded a similar resolution.
The Military Historical Society of Massa
chusetts has forwarded the following resolu
tion: That tbeMilitary Historical Society of Massa
chusetts, composed chiefly of officers who were
engaged in the War of the Rebellion, urgently
appeals to Congress to make such necessary
appropriation as shall secure the speedy publi
cation and distribution of the war records.
ONLY A DRUNKEN FREAK.
There Was Murder in It, Though, and Will
Cost a Man Denrlr.
fSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Jekset Crrr, January 4. Mr. and Mrs.
August Schlichting keeps a German board
ing house in this city. Last night Mr.
Schlichting came home drunk and emptied
four ounces of paris green into the turnip
soup. A boarder, who is a chemist, de
tected the poison. He warned the other
boarders against it. After an analysis he
caused the arrest of Schlichting.
Schlichting says that his attempt to kill
the boarders was only a drunken freak.
Dr. I. Guy Lewis, Falton, Ark., savs: "A year
ago I had bilious fever; Tutt's Pills were so
highly recommended that I used them. Never
did medicine have a happier effect. After a
practice of a quarter of a century, J proclaim
them tbo best
medicine ever'used. I always prescribe them."
Cure All Bilious Diseases.
Should remember in starting ont into
THE NEW YEAR
That there is only one Whisky among the many
offered nowadays for sale that is recognized as
the best for medicinal purposes and family use.
And that Whisky is none other than The Pure
Eiglit-Year-OId Export Guckenheimer, sold
only by Jos. Fleming & Son, Druggists, M Mar
ket street. It is the most beneficial and one of
tbe purest aged stimulants now extant. It can
be used by invalids and those in good health
with equal advantage. It is particularly recom
mended in complaints of the stomach and
bowels, want of appetite, painful digestion,
lowness of spirit, etc.. etc Sold in full quarts
at $1 00, or six for S3 00.
Those who have not tried our Pure Holland
Gin, our own importation, are losing gooa val
uable time it they have any kidney trouble
whataver. Sold in full quarts at 1 25.
All orders and communications promptly at
tended to. Call on or address
Jos. Reii & Sob. Miists
THE: j P0PU'S,S ST0RA
531 and 533 Wood St., Pittsburg.
GREAT REMOVAL SALE
SLAUGHTER PRICES IN
Our entire stock ot Ladies', Misses' and Ohildren's Cloaks subjected
to another reduction. Biggest bargains you ever saw in any Cloak
Department. Come and see for yourselves.
Plush. Garments, 243 in stock by actual count this morning, Satin
Lined Plush Jaqkets, good quality, from 810 up to 918.
Plush "Wraps, nicely trimmed, 88 up to 830.
Plush Coats from 815 to 835. All these Plush Garments are just a
trifle over half price. Compare them and sea if they are Bargains or
Ladies' Wraps in Cloth, Astrakhan, Silk, Brocade, Mattellasse
Etc., handsomely trimmed, some with fine quilted lining, all go at 85
87 50 and 810. These prices are les3 than half splendid chance for
LONG CLOTH WRAPS.
840 Berlin Braided Garments for 820 ; then 816, 814, 810, 87, 85 and
83 75 are our other prices for Long Garments. "We have a pile at each
price some plain, some checked, some striped, some braided and soma
not varying shapes and styles, some Bell Sleeve, Plain Sleeve and
Angel Sleeve, but all at reductions that will make them go lively.
Ladies' Jackets :-: About 500 Left.
One Lot of the very finest Jackets are 88. One Lot of Jackets are
85. One Lot of Jackets are 83 00. One Lot of Jackets are 82 90. One
Lot of Jackets are 8190. Many of these Jackets are less than half price
and you only want to see them to buy.
CHILDREN'S GARMENTS Just 247 left on hand, mostly in fine
goods, all sizes from 2 to 18 years. We have gone over these again
and put such prices on them as will make it pay you to buy them. Now
is your time. Come and get the pick of these lota Ladies' and Misses'
Suits, new styles from our own workroom every day. This is the place
to buy Suits if you want nice new styles and fresh goods at moderate
CAMPBELL & DICK,
-ot - .-
Boy : ' " Please give me your Ivory Soap wrappers, I
want to get fifteen to send to Procter & Gamble in Cin
cinnati, so they will send me one of their drawing books
and a pad."
Lady: "I'm sorry I can not give you any, for my chil
dren are collecting them also for the same purpose"
A WORD OF WARNING. - -
There are many while soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory' "
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkabfe qualities of
the genuine, Ask for " Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyrkht. JVC to pwt?r tumble.
A Large Line
Sight Gowns, Chemises, Skirts,
Drawers and Corset Coyers,
Ready at very low prices. See Special Bargains on Center Counter.
We also commence this week a Grand Redaction Sale in
MEN'S WINTER UNDERWEAR.
We have selected'' out ab.out fifteen lines in the lower and medium
grades of goods at reduced prices as follows: ,
50 cent White and Gray Merino Shirts and Drawers at 40 cents
each, or 75 cents per suit.
75 cent grades at 65 cents each, Si 25 a suit.
1 grades White, Gray and London Tan Merino, 75 cents each.
$1 50 White Merino at $1 each.
$2 White Merino at $1 50 each.
$1 50 Natural ,Wool and Camel's Hair at $1 25 each. ;
1 75 Striped Camel's Hair at $t 50 each. t
$2 Striped Merino at $1 50 each.
The above are all bargains and can be seen displayed on long coun
ter in our basement salesroom.
.No. 4 1 FIFTH
JAS. ETNEIL & BED.,
PATENT BHEET IKON ANNEALING
With an Increased capacity and hydraulic
machinery we are prepared to furnish all work
In our line cheaper and better than by the old
methods. Repairing and general machine
work. Twentj-niath street and Allegheny Val
ley Railroad. fe5-cts-xx3
The most complete assortment of SKATES
ever shown in this city. - 4X
J. B KAERCHEK. -,
de25-9h 113 Wood st, Plttsbnij, p,