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Hickok Says Ho Will Bring a
Plyer From California
TO MATCH PEINCE WILKES.
Some Interesting News Received in
JACK DEMPSEY AND li'CAFFRET.
An Important Objection to the New Pool
GE.VEEAL SPOETIXG SEWS OF THE DAT
Mr. J. A. McKelvey, the -well-known
horseman of this city, received some very
interesting and instructive news regarding
trotting horses and people interested in
trotters yesterday. It may be stated that
"Reddy" McKelvey, as he is familiarly
called, is almost daily in correspondence
with the most prominent people connected
with the trotting track. Besides being a
first auctioneer at horse sales he is possessed
of useful knowledge concerning men and
horses connected with the leading tracks.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. McKelvey smiled,
he even seemed heartily pleased when he ac
costed the writer as follows:
We will have a bona fide race for Prince
Wilkes sure now. I have just received a letter
from Cnt Davis who has the Prince and the
balance of his stable in Kentucky. The letter
goes on to say that Hickock, who is in Califor
nia, is coming East with a trotter that can bo
matched against Prince Wilkes or any other
trotting horse in America. From what lean
Icara the intimation of a great matcn is genuine.
However, Mr. Davis informs roe that Prince
Wilkes win be ready for action when the time
EEADY TOE AXTBODY.
Mr. Davis says more. He gives me to under
stand that the Prince will not only be likely to
trim the Western visitors up in the East, bnt
that he will probably be taken West and will
there score some victories. To beat champions
on their own heath is a great honor, and Prince
Wilkes is a likely horse to do it. It may seem
Etrange, however, when I say that in his letter
Mr. Davis tells me that the famous Prince is
now running loose on the grass, and that no
body at first sight would be prepared to offer
more for him than about SUO. However, I am
told by Mr. Davis himself that the horse is all
right and was never in better condition than be
is now. Undoubtedly there will be a great
match race if Hickock fulfills his offer. 1 know
that the Prince Wilkes party will be prepared
to make a match against anybody. I am also
inclined to think that Mr. Hickock will find
others who will be ready to accommodate him.
J also received another letter from a well
known horseman, continued Mr. McKelvey.
This letter amuses me, and doubtless will
amuse many other patrons of trotting meetings
when they "know the color of mv hair. John
Bplan, who will undoubtedly be immortalized
as an author shortly has written me from Chi
cago as follows:
SPLAN'S IhTERESTIXG LETTER,
Colonel Bed McKelvev:
Dear Friend Yours of the 4th inst re
ceived and for the list of names please accept
thanks. I recognize enough of them to be of
use to us. There is no doubt in my mind but
what you will receive a complimentary copy of
the book and I can assure you ot one thing
you are illuminated in the book brighter than
your red hair, and in years after, when you and
I have given up trying to tell which horse is
going to win the beat, your grandchildren will
read with astonishment what a wonderful man
their grandfather was.
Hoping that French pools may be easier to
beat next year, I remain your friend, as lbng as
yoor money lasts. John Spulx.
Everybody who reads the above letter who
knows anything at all about trotting tracks
will at once recognize the genial, humorous
and honest snirit of John Snlan. Comment is
unnecessary to those who know him, and to
those who don't know him only his personal
appearance and company wonld give a correct
estimate. He is progressing w ell in the work
of publishing his book, and it will be before
the pnblic ere long.
Regarding the trotter that Mr. Hickock is
bringing East to beat Prince Wilkes or any
other there is much conjecture. Atpre-ent at.d
for some time past California has been noted foi
Jihenomenal pacers, but first-class or anything
ike pbenonmenal trotters have not been heard
of. Of course SunouL by Electioneer, made a
mark of 2:18 last jear as a two
year. This year the youngster may be
considerably faster, bnt it is hardly likcl v that
SinOuIwill be pitted against Prince Wilkes in
a match. Certainly AVestem people produce
wonders now and then. Guy Wilkes, another
good trotter, is out on the slope somewhere,
but certainly there w ill be plenty of money for
the Prince against Guv. It is also possible
that a trotter has been kept on the Q. T. to
mr-ch Prince Wilkes. If this is so the race
will still be more interesting. Stamboul is also
coming East and he may be the flj er.
A FLAT DENIAL.
Jack Wnnnop nnd Others Deny That Snl
livnn Was Drunk.
New York. January IS. Jack Wannop,
telegraphs to the World trom Boston this card:
"Please deny for me that John L. Sullivan and
I engaged in a wrestling match in Patsey Shep
pard's saloon yesterday. I met Mr. Sullivan,
exchanged compliments, and spent a couple of
hours in conversation with him. Sullivan
drank nothing but temperance drinks, and im.
pressed me as being a nice, quiet, gentlemanly
lenew, ana we parten tne best or mends, I
hope, in justioe to me as a stranger in this
country, you will make this denial.'
Wannop's declaration is fortified by the fol
lowing telegram from Patsey Sheppard, pro
prietor of the Abbev, Boston:
"The statement that John L. Sullivan was
drunk in my saloon yesterday Is entirelv with
out foundation, as is also the story that he
indulged in a wrestling bout while in my place.
The champion paid me a social tisit, which
covered a couple of hours, and the only liquid
he partook of was apollinaris. I take decided
objections to my name being used in any
way in an unwarranted attack on Mr. Sul
livan." STOPPED TOE MAIN.
A Sheriff nud Ills Deputies Arrest Thirty
Two Chicken Fichtcrs.
ISFXCIAI. TELEOUAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Tzs dlay, 0 January 18. A great cocking
main between Findlay and Lima birds, which
was In progress on a farm five miles east of
here atan early hour this morning, came to a
sudden termination just after three battles
had been lought bv the Sheriff and a posse of
officers surrounding the old barn in which the
main was going on, and capturing 32of the par
ticipants and ten pair of the game birds. In
the darkness and confusion about 50 spectators
got away, but the captured ones embraced the
principals in the mam.
They were brought to the city and fined J8
each and costs. Among those arrested were
some of the leading citizens of Findlay, Lima,
Toledo. Tiffin, Sandusky and other neighbor
ing towns. In the excitement of the moment
when the Sheriff's forces appeared some un
known person commenced hnng a revolver,
one shot hitting Officer Toin Shirley in the
neck, inflicting a slight flesh wound. The
Mayor has a fine lot of fighting cocks on hand
to srll cheap.
Sailor Brown All Right.
New York. January 18. The editor of a
sporting paper to-day received this dispatch
from "Sailor" Brown, dated San Francico,
January 18: 1 met Paddy Gorman at the Cre
morbe Theater last nicht and, whipped him
easily In fonr rounds. Will make match with
him, Frank Hall representing ine, aud Joe Mc
Auliffc backs Gorman. Stake money posted
to-day at 3 o'clock. I am a dead-sure winner."
More Champions Entered.
The local dog show will soon be here, and the
entries are pouring in. Yesterday Superin
tendent Kruger reported the largest and most
Influential batch that he has so far received.
Among y esterday's entries were champion dogs
of various classes from Chicago. Philadelphia
and other cities. As far as entries are con
cerned the show promises well.
Going to 1'lecen.
IFrXCIAt. TU.EGRAU TO THE DrSPATCTM
Wabbw, O., January IS. Nolan, ot Pitts
burg, finished 100 miles in 20 hours in the three
days' walking match this evening; Paff, of War
ren, 97 miles, closely pushed by Largin, of
Cleveland. Prlddy, Monigan and Waddcll,
the Pittaboxgers, axe going to pieces.
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Bon. 91. B. Lemon Talks About Ibo New
Hon. M. B. Lemon, the well-known local
member of the Legislature, returned from Har
risburg j esterday. During a conversation on
the proposed amendment of the poolseUinglaw
"So far the amendment bill has not caused
much excitement, chiefly because there is a
prevailing opinion that it is a bill to benefit one
man more than anybody else. The bUl is a
Philadelphia measure pure and simple, and is
inferior to the bill drafted in this city. The
Philadelphia measure will benefit Frank Her
dic more than an) body else, simply because bo
has the selling at almost all the
tracks. The proposed amendment will limit
poolsciling to Ve tracks. Therefore Herdic
will be the great gainer. Of course, there is a
general desire to amend the old law. but nowa
days people want new laws that will reach ne
void individuals and distribute privileges or
benefits all round. Certainly it is possible to
amend the propose! amendment bill, but it
would be better to have the entire case pre
sented fairly at first. The Philadelphia peonlo
will have to see that there arc other places in
terested than Philadelphia."
The amendment bill will be introduced next
week, and it is probable that important amend
ments to it will be moved, not only by Fitt-s-burgers,
but by others, when the right time
CALLING JOHNSON DOWN.
The Knmsi City Bnll Club Will Discipline
Kansas City, Mo., January 18. "Ralph
Johnson will have to play where Kansas City
dictates." said President Speas, of the Kansas
City club, this morning.
"Or we will know the reason why," said Man
"The tail feather of the American eaelo will
be drooping before our hold of the third base
man is broken," remarkod another member of
From these remarks it will be gathered that,
notwithstanding John fi. Day's ultimatum in
the Johnson matter, Kansas City will not lay
down its bands at the strong game of bluff that
is being made. It is proposed to carry the mat
ter through the mill. It is understood now that
Columbus has signed Johnson. Johnson tele
graphed to Mr. Day and asked Ins opinion of
his (Jobnson's) case. Mr. Day. who, as a mem
ber of the Arbitration Committee, will be called
upon to take action upon the case, did not seem
to recognize the delicacy of his position, and
telegraphed back that Johnson was as free as
the wind and could sign when and where he
A telegram has been sent to Wheeler Wyc
koff, which reads In this wav: "Johnson is re
served by the Kansas City Western Association
Club. D"o not approve any contract with him
until released by us."
DEMPSEY IB AYILLING.
Sleet McCaffrey at San
New York, January IS. Jack Fallon and
Dominick McCaffrey to-day signed articles for
a ten-round fight under Marquis of Queens
berry rules to box at Hobokcn in about a fort
night. McCaffrey has also written to the
California Athletic Club offering to fight Jack
Dempsey to a finish for a purse of $5,000, to be
made up by the club.
Jack Dempsey and his genial manager, Mr.
McAdow, were shown the above dispatch last
evening, and the former, without any hesita
tion, made the following reply:
"Certainly I will meet McCaffrey at the place
named if his offer is accepted by the club. Of
course every contest there is to a finish. I
want no percentage business, and if I lose I
want nothing: if 1 win I want the entire nurse.
I will fight McCaffrey at catch weight, and that
will be a great advantage to him. One thing I
will sav: I will be in better condition when I
meet McCaffrey again than I was when I de
feated him previously. I have tried my best to
secure a match witb Mitchell and failed, and I
hope that McCaffrey means business."
East Liverpool Wakloir Up.
There is now little doubt but what East Liv
erpool and Steubenville, O., will have a base
ball club in the Tri-State League next season.
A meeting was held at the city building, East
Liverpool, last evening, at which a number of
baseball lovers expressed themselves as being
willing to take stock in a club to represent that
place in the League. The projectors of the
club decided to appoint committees in the
different wards to secure the necessary number
of ball lovers that would take the required
$1,500 this city has to furnish in stock, at the
rate of S23 a share. Steubenville has raised the
$1,500, and is waiting to see what East Liver
pool does before taking further action.
Some of the committeemen circulated through
Eat Liverpool to-day and secured enough men
to take half the required stock.
The International League
Stracuse, January IS. Secretary CD.White
has issued a circular calling a special meet
ing of the International Association and the
Board of Directors in Buffalo on January 22, at
10 a. sr., to fill Hamilton's place. Hamilton has
failed to deposit the 1,000 guarantee money
and the 200 club dues, and has thus forfeited
its membership in the Association. An effort
was made in Hamilton yesterday to raise the
amount. Only S200 was subscribed, and it was
thought unsafe to go ahead with this sum. No
formal application has been made for the Ham
ilton vacancv. The Western clnbs favor Grand
Rapids, but the Eastern will divide between
Utica, New ark and New Jersey City.
Frceport's Amntcnr Wnlkers.
rrrrciAL telegeam to the DisPATcn.t
Freeport, Pa., January 18. The first 12
hours of the 24-hour-go-as-you-please amateur
walking match closed at 12 o'clock, midnight, as
follows: Duffy, 55 miles; Atkinson, 16 miles 4 I
laps: w. Hoover. 33 miles; Kuhn. 50 miles;
Hoover. 40 miles; Donlev. 58 miles 4 laps: Bru
ner. 47 miles; Shcvick, 38 miles. For over an
hour the race was between Donley and Duffy.
At last Duffy had to retire, and the first 12
hours closed with Donley 1 mile and 4 laps in
A New Gun Clnb.
Another local gun club has been organized.
It is named the Baldwin Gun Club and its aim
is the advancement of wing shooting. The
best shots in that locality are numbered among
its members. The grounds of the new club are
near the Point View Hotel, Brownsville road,
and a shoot will be held there to-morrow,under
the management of Fred. P. Slicker, captain
of the new organization.
O'Cojtxor has gone West to row Gaudaur at
San Francisco on March 1.
A. H. Phillips, of Salem, O., is at the Cen
tral Hotel visipmg his brother, the manager of
the local club.
James Dolau, a novice, defeated James
Glynn in a ten-round fight at Providence, H. L,
on Thursday night.
Beach says that he docs not intend to row
Scarle, as the latter is the better man, and
Hanlan sajs that Beach is far superior to him
As a wind-up to all the recent talk abont
Proctor Knott, George Rye aff ers to bet $1,000.
play or pav, tuai uis con iong uance, by Long
fellow, will beat Sam Bryant's Proctor Knott,
or any other named hone, in the Kentncky
Whex Jem Mace, the English pugilist, ar
rives In New York in the spring he will form a
traveling company with Joe Coburn as partner,
and do the country. Cobnrn is 54 years old,
while Mace is 57. This old-time pair should
create quite a furore in fistic circles.
Maud S is in perfect health and full vigor,
and Mr. Bonner jogs her every day in Central
Park. Shoes have been kept on her becauso
the winter has been so mild. The hope of her
admirers is that she will have an opportunity
next summer to go ahead of her own record of
2:0 Turf, Field and Farm.
Mr. W. E. Spier has purchased of Senator
Leland Sanford the 3-year-old trotting stallion
May King, by Electioneer, dam May Queen,
by Alexander's Norman. The horso will re
main at the Palo Alto stock farm,in California,
until April. The price is not made public, but
as another breeder offered $7,500 and was re
lused, Mr. Spier probably paid a larger sum.
Arthur Ory, the editor of the London
may say to the contrary, both men had fair
play, and had Sullivan only adopted bis hurri
cane tactics my precautions would have been
amply warranted, as I had made every arrange
ment for a bed and medical attendance for
Two Cincinnati players are looking on with
interest at Cleveland's fight for Pitcher
Spraguc. Minneapolis claims a transfer of
franchise holds tbe Chicago Maroons' reserved
E layers. Cleveland begs to differ, and if
lereland wins its case such a decision in its
favor will free Fulton and Keogau, who are
claimed by Morton under precisely similar cir
cumstances. Knowing ones assert that Cincin
nati will play in Philadelphia on Decoration
Day and the Athletics have tbe Fourth of July
date here. The Beds will doubtless be tho
Labor Day card in Brooklyn. Xew York Bun.
FTinilFTTP iIn- Sftcrtcoorf answers
U I lUUt. I I u.. a number o social prob
lems in the etiquette acpartment of to-morrow'
NOT BOSOM FBIENDS.
Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Blaine Scarce
ly Spoke as They Passed By.
THE FDTDRE FIRST LADY TALKS.
Wine Will te Served at the White House if
SOUTHERNERS ADTISE THE GENERAL
Ai to the Cabinet and (he Settling of the Vexatious
rSrXCIAT. TXLXOnAM TO THE DISrATCIT.l
Indianapolis, January 18. Little in
terest was caused by the stories printed some
days ago alleging that Mr. Blaine could not
get into the Cabinet because once upon a
time Mrs. Blaine had grossly affronted Mrs.
Harrison, since which time the two ladies
had not spoken, but the matter seems to
have excited so much attention throughout
the country that what may he called a semi
official statement as to it has been given out
through a friend of the Harrisons. It is
substantially a denial of the truth of tbe
story, although it is admitted that the re
lations between Mrs. Harrison and Mrs.
Blaine have never been cordial.
Mrs. Blaine, when Mrs. Harrison first
went to Washington, treated Mrs. Harrison
abont as she treated all the "new ladies"
who made an appearance in "Washington
society, with a good deal of disdain. Mrs.
Harrison is of a nature to receive that sort
of treatment with cheerful resignation, but
not with thanks. She iound herself very
comfortable at Washington in spite of the
cold shoulder turned toward her by the
wife of the Secretarv of State, and she
ignored Mrs. Blaine about as Mrs. Blaine
ignored her. Mrs. Harrison is a true
"Western girl, and if people don't want to
associate with her they needn't, and she can
get along without them.
SO OPEN QUAEKEIi.
She met Mrs. Blaine occasionally in
"Washington society, bnt the acquaintance
ot the two ladies never progressed any fur
ther than the implied limits which Mrs.
Blaine herself had fixed. There were no
affronts direct or indirect from either side
to the other and the matter of her probable
social lelatinns toward Mrs. Blaine had not
been considered by Mrs. Harrison until
brought up by the publication of a lew days
ago. In any event the relations of the two
ladies would have had no influence upon
the chances of Mr. Blaine for the Cabinet.
Mrs. Harrison has from the very start de
termined that she would keep her part of
the administration entirely clear from poli
tics. Her invariable reply to the hundreds
who have written soliciting her influence
for some appointment has been that she had
nothing to do with politics or offices. So
far as the social obligations imposed upon
her by the official position of her husband
are concerned they will be scrupulously ful
filled without regard to personal feelings.
If she has any personal likes or dislikes
they will be exercised outside of the range
of her official social duties. It is the same
with the wins question, the bustle question
and a score of other questions upon one side
or another of which her influence is con
tinually being sought.
WIXE AND BUSTLES.
"It was not I that the people elected
President," she put it once "but the Gen
eral. I don't propose to set up at the "White
House as a dictator of manners or customs.
If he wants wine on the table, or if it seems
to be necessary for the fulfillment of our
obligations to official guests, it shall be
there. My personal feelings about it have
nothing to do with the matter, and as to tbe
bustles, why, if some ladies want to wear
them, they can do it, I'm sure, and if others
don't want them, why they needn't. It's
none of my business either way."
The dancing question is another about
which the women reformers have been try
ing to worry the wife of the President-elect,
but she won't have anything to do with that
either, personally. She likes to dance and
she will dance whenever she feels like it.
Other people, she says, are at liberty to
dance or not just as they please. One
peculiar development of Mrs. Harrison's in
dependence of character is a dislike to be
copied after, or made to set a fashion in
dress or manner in spite of herself.
If she gets an idea that other women are
wearing their hair in a certain wav. or
draping their skirts after a certain fashion
just because she does it, she gets provoked
and changes the style of her hair or her
skirts at once. There will be no fashions set
from the "White House while she is there.
It is said that recently a hair-dressing es
tablishment in the East sent two women
here ostensibly to make money out of the
rush of business at the time of the Gover
nor's ball and other social affairs, but really
to find out how Mrs. Harrison and the
ladies of the Harrison family dressed their
hair, so as to get up some new style to be
called the "a la Harrison. They Here
baffled, because Mrs. Harrison didn't seem
to have any particular style of dressing her
hair", but put it up in different ways as
happened to strike her fancy, but never in
a peculiar or original fashion.
buck's cabinet chances.
Colonel Alfred E. Buck, the Georgian
Cabinet possibility, who has come here upon
much the same sort of an invitation as that
which brought John P. Plummer here a
few days ago, made his call upon the President-elect
this afternoon, and had quite a
long conference with him. Although
Colonel Buck was accompanied here by Dr.
C. W. Arnold, of Atlanta, and D. K. Locke,
of Macon, he went up to see General Harri
son alone. It is said that General Harri
son's letter to Colonel Buck was in sub
stance a statement that Colonel Buck's
name had been mentioned to him in such
high terms by Republicans from his part of
the country that he desired to talk with him
upon the Southern question.
It is not supposed fhafthereisanythingof
cabinet signmcance about colonel Buck's
visit so far as he is concerned. Colonel
Buck says himself that he has no idea that
his name is being seriously considered bv
the President-elect, and intimates that he is
very well contented with his present office,
that of Cleikof the United States Circuit
Court for Georgia. He thinks that if any
Southern man goes into the Cabinet it is
likely to be Mahonc, because the appoint
ment of Mahone would, he thinks, make
Virginia pretty safe for the Kepublicans.
Colonel Buck was reticent as to his mission
both before and after his call upon the
President-elect, but Dr. Arnold talked
THE BACE QUESTION.
"Down our way," he said, "the one pre
vailing question is that of race. Until that
is disposed of we cannot hope for the polit
ical peace or the material prosperity that we
desire. As we see it, the only possible way
of dispoSing of the race question is by the
division of the white vote, now concentrated
practically upon the Democratic side. Gen
eral Harrison can, we believe, bring about
such a division of the white vote, if he acts
as he must act if he fully understands the
situation in which we are placed. The great
thing to be done is to use the utmost care
in making appointments and pick out
the very best men in the communities.
There areplenty of able men whose selection
for Federal offices would strengthen the
party vastly all through the South. They
are not all Kepublicans, but the lines
should not be drawn too closely between the
parties in this matter. If they are not
slighted because onthe race issue they have
sided against us, it will make them our
friends and aid us greatly by convincing the
white people of the South that we are first
for the country and for the party afterward."
Dr. Arnold was an enthusiastic Buck
man, when it came to the South in the Cab
inet, and that was probably one reason why
he and Mr. Locke did not call upon the
President-elect at the same time as Colonel
Buck. They wanted to call when , th,ey
would be free to speak out their minds in
the Colonel's behalf. One of the Visitors at
the Harrison house to-day was an ex-Pro-hibitionlst
of some renown from Iowa, W.
S. Kenworthy. He was converted before
the last campaign and made Harrison
speeches all through it.
John "I. Davenport, the New York In
spector of Elections, al;o paid a ,somewhat
mysterious visirto the President-elect. He
jumped from the train before it reached the
depot, and drove to the Harrison residence
in a close carriage, using every effort to
keep his identity and mission concealed.
He had a long private conference with the
LOVE AT THE WASHTDB.
A Queensland Cattle Knlscr Wins a Baxom
Bride In Very Short Order.
A Eockhampton, Queensland, Australia,
letter to the New York Sun, says: Mar
riageable young women are in great demand
in this part of the Queen's dominions. The
sexes in this colony are in the proportion of
125 males to 86 females. The towns however,
retain more than their share of the fair sex.
and in the'sugar planting districts there is a
deplorable dearth of women. Nearly all
the land owners and large planters are mar
ried, but most of the whites in their employ
are bachelors, and, what is worse, many of
the poor fellows haven't a chance to change
their condition if they wish to The result
is that whenever a nice white girl goes into
the interior on the plantations she has to get
married in self protection or else she is so
Eestered with attentions as almost to drive
er out of the country.
A remarkable case of sudden and almost
unpremeditated matrimony occurred on a
plantation near "Winton a few weeks ago.
A planter had been to Eockhampton, and
here engaged a strapping, good-looking
girl to assist his wife in her household
duties. After she had been in her new
home for several days she took her washtub
out of doors one morning to do the family
washing. "While hard at work, with soap
suds up to her elbows, along came ajsquat
ter, who kept a small herd of cattle in the
neighborhood. He didn't intend to lose his
chance to make the acquaintance of a
woman. So he sidled up to the washtub
and began to talk, and it wasn't long before
she was giving him more than half her at
tention. After a while the young man owned up
that it was a case of love at first sight as far
as he was concerned and he popped the
question without any ado. The girl said
she was willing if her mistress would in
dorse him as a worthy young man. That
ladv thought it would be a good match and
said so, and a quarter of an hour later the
brand-new lovers, in their working clothes
were footing it three miles away to the
house of a magistrate, where the knot was
legally tied in short order. The bride fin
ished her washing in the afternoon and that
evening she transferred herself to the home
ot the squatter which she now adorns, ap
parently as happy a woman as there is in
A great many people do not like this
climate, for we are 20 degrees nearer the
equator than the residents of New York.
But those who do not object to our supera
bundant sunshine, which'inakes most of our
days pretty warm, though not unhealthful,
are doing well; and any presentable young
woman who ventures into this colony is apt
to have her name changed almost before she
A CURIOUS CASE
Which a Slembcr of the Psychical Research
Society Did Not Attempt to Explain. j
From tbe Boston Globe.
One interesting case, which Prof. Koyce
did not attempt to explain, was that of a
drummer, who, while in St. Joseph, Mo.,
saw one evening at his hotel the form of his
sister, who had been dead five years. It
made such a powerful impression upon him
and he was so sure it was not a hallucina
tion, that he went home instantly to his
parents in St. Louis and told them of it,
mentioning the fact that there was a long
scratch on his sister's face, of which he had
known nothing. His father laughed and
told him his mind was wandering, but his
mother nearly fainted on hearing the scratch
referred to. Sho told them that no one
knew anything about tbe mark on the face
of the deceased, as she (the mother) had
accidentally made it in performing some
little duty of love to the corpse and had
afterward covered it with powder, so that it
was not visible. She had never told anyone
about it, and was sure that her son had
actually seen his deceased sister. Prof.
Koyce's comment on this case was that the
incident was sporadic and proved nothing,
standing alone as it did. t
TRICKS OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
How Some of the Delusionsln Snn Picture
Another novel trick was shown recently
in a photograph reproduced by a prominent
trade journal, which represented the pho
tographer, seated at a table, playing chess
with himself seated on the opposite side of
the table, while he himself stood up in the
background looking at his two selves play
ing. The figures were all on the negative,
which was produced by three successive
exposures of the plate, parts thereof being
masked each time by a black velvet shutter.
Still another trick is that by which a person
who liked that sort of thing may appear
to be photographed riding upon a flying
goose or a fish, or any other desired style of
ridiculous locomotion. This is done by the
subject holding upon his lap a huge piece
of white or sky-tinted card, with the fanci
ful figure upon it. His face appears above
the upper edge" of the card, and seems,in the
picture, joined to the funny little body
mounted on the goose or fish. The statue
picture is made by about the same device.
DE 1ESSEPS STILL THERE.
Ho Will bo President of the New Company
An Annual Surplus Assured.
Pabis, January 18. In the new Panama
Canal Company M. De Lesseps will be
President, and his son Charles Vice Presi
dent, Count Dilhan and M. Cottu, a
director of tbe old company, will be on the
new Board ot Directors. The Credit Pon
cier announces that the interest on stocks
and obligations deposited will, after the
fiavment of the prizes of the lottery bonds,
eave an annual surplus of over" 400,000
francs toward the ultimate redemption of
Scott Ridicules WbWtlcr.
London, January 18. In connection
with the recent quarrel in the London
Artists' Club, Scott writes ridiculing the
idea of "Whistler's assaulting him, he being
a small man. Scott hints that he gave a
lesson to "Whistler which the latter took
Another Blot on Monte Carlo.
Pa'kis, January 18. A young woman and
a man, from Lyons, were found dead in a
room in a hotel at Monte Carlo to-day. In a
letter to a friend they said they had suffered
losses at the gaming tables, and intended to
commit suicide together.
Arrested for Robbery.
Officers Manning and Elmore arrested Win.
O'Donnell at his home on High street at 2
o'clock this morning and sent him to the Cen
tral station. He is charged with robbing James
Sweeney, a gripman on the Citizens' Traction
road, of a silver watch and some money. Frank
McMahon, who, it is claimed, was with O'Don
nell, was arrested yesterday afternoon.
Use "Rosalia" Flour. The best patent
in the market. Manufactured by Whit
myre & Co.
B. 6c B.
Special notice Notwithstanding the un
precedented sale of yesterday many rem
nants remain and the sale is continued to
day, and all must be sold, no difference how
great the loss..- - Eoaas & Buhl,
He Alleges That a Farmer Was Assas
sinated Because He Was
DENOUNCED BI A PAEISH PRIEST.
Some Very Sensational Features of the
TERRIBLE MINE ACCIDENT IN ENGLAND.
Gains in the
fBT CABLE TO THE DISrATCII.
London, January 18. (Copyright.) It
was expected that the Times would make a
great fight over the admissibility of the
plan ot campaign, but to the general sur
prise the Attorney General informed the
commissioners this morning that he would
not, under the evidence therein, at any rate
as an independent branch of the case. This
decision, together with certain other ar
rangements among the counsel for shorten
ing the inqniry, actually brings us within
a measurable distance, as Mr. Gladstone
would say, of the termination of the Times'
case, and the sanguine spirits are blithely
prophesying that all will be over by the
time Parliament meets, the 21st of February.
Several land agents had been examined
before luncheon time to-day, and everybody
felt good and happy at the phenomenal
progress which wus being made, when Mr.
Keid, one ot the counsel for a majority of
the Irish members, gave all a cold chill by
suddenly jumping up and displaying a
bulletinbill of a Tory daily newspaper upon
which, in big fat letters, were the words,
"The league murder ring," ''Confession in
open court." In view of President Han
sen's appeal to tho press-on Wednesday
this thing-was in the worst possible taste,
but it might well have been suffered to pass
unnoticed. It will now have to be dealt
with and the result will be worth nothing,
for the proprietor of the offending journal is
a rabid Tory, whom the Queen made a
Knight last year.
The afternoon was occupiedwith the ex
amination and cross-examination of Captain
Plunkett, a Divisional Magistrate by grace
of Balfour Pasha. Plunkett is an unwholesome-looking
bloated, carbuncle-faced, whose appearance
in the witness box caused a profound sensa
tion in the court. His evidence was domin
ated by violent hatred of the league and
everybody and everything connected with
it, so violent in truth as to spoil whatever
value it might otherwise have possessed
from the Times' point of view.
Captain Plunkett testified that he had
heard Father O'Connor, the parish priest of
Firies, denounce at a cattle sale a farmer
named Curtin, and that a week later the
farmer was murdered. Father O'Connor
did nt name Curtin, but he alluded to him
in such a way that there could be no mistake
as to whom he meant.
LARGE LIBERAL GAINS.
Results of the London County Elections
London, January 18. The London
county elections have been completed. Of
the 118 members 70 are Reformers, including
Lord Boseberry, Sir John Lubbock, Lady
Sandhurst, Mr. Harris, of the Drury Lane
Theater, and the Socialist, Burns, and 48
are Independents. The contests did not in
volve politics, but the large proportion of
Liberals returned causes rejoicing in the
party, as indicating a change of opinion in
the metropolis. All the candidates who
were members of the Board of Works asso
ciated with-the recent plunder revelations
In the Parliamentary election in Govan
division to-day Mr. Wilson, Gladstohian,
received 4,420 votes, and Mr. Pender,
Unionist, 3,349. In the last election Pearce,
Conservative, received 3,574, and Dickson,
Gladstonian, 4,212 votes.
Tho result of the Govan election occa
sioned much rejoicing among the Liberals
of Glasgow and Edinburgh. The crowds
that had gathered in front of the newspaper
offices received the announcement of the
Liberal victory with frantic cheers. The
Tories are dismayed. It is thought that the
Ulster orators spoiled Sir John Pender's
chances. The defeat of the Conservative
candidate is considered a heavy blow to the
Government. The Tory papers refer sadly
to the result, while the Daily JVetcs is jubi
lant. Commenting on the Govan election the
Standard says: Unionists will not conceal
regret at the contretempts, which, though
foreseen, is undeniably inopportune. The
Times says that there is ground for regret
at the result, but no ground for disappoint
ment. THE EAST AFRICAN BILL
Is for the Protection of German Interests
and Combatting; tlio SInve Trade.
Berlin, January 18. The East Africa
bill was submitted to the Bundesrath to
day. It is entitled "A bill for the pro
tection of German interests and combatting
the slave trade in East Africa." It asks a
grant of 2,000,000 marks.
The task of executing the provisions of
the bill is entrusted to a commission which
shall have the right to supervise the pro
ceedings of the East Africa Company. Ke
garding the proposed expedition, the bill
authorizes the Chancellor to draw the neces
sary money from the imperial funds. The
preamble declares that the guiding prin
ciples of the German colonial policy as dis
cussed and approved by the Keichstag in
1884 and 1885 continue unchanged.
rflS CURIOSITY IS SATISFIED.
Rogsenbnch Wanted to Know tho Effect of
tho Publication of Frederick's Diary.
Berlin, .January 18. The Post says
that a letter written by Baron Roggenbaeh
to Prof. Geffcken in the autumn of 188S,
shows that Geffcken had consulted the
Baron about the publication of the extracts
from Frederick's diary, and that Roggen
baeh bad advised him against the publica
tion until the Emperor saw the original.
The Baron remarks in the letter that he was
curious to know what impression the per
usal of the diary would make on the court.
SIXTEEN NEW KNIGHTS.
The Yonng German Emperor Bestows
Bnnblcs on Distinguished Subjects.
Berlin, January 18. The Emperor, with
the usual splendor accompanying a chapter
of the Order of the Black Eagle, to-day in
vested sixteen new knights, including the
Grand Duke of Hesse, Prince "William of
Hesse, Dr. Friedberg and Dr. Simson.
The National Gazette denies the truth of
the report of the retirement of Dr. Simson
from the Presidency of the Leipsic tribunal.
A Dig nt America.
Madbid, January. 18. In the Chamber
of Deputies to-day, Senor Lastres, Con
servative, criticized the Government nego
tiations with America regarding the
Moracuban compensation claim. In reply,
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, deprecated
debate on the subject as inopportune, the
negotiations not having been completed.
He said that the Cortes would be consulted
at the proper time.
A Terrible Disaster.
London, January 18. An explosion of
fire damp occurred to-day in the Hyde col
liery, near Manchester. Seven bodies have
been taken from the mine. One hundred
persons are still entombed. The latest esti
mate places th$ number of killed at 30.
THE HUM CONUNDRUM.
Continued, from First Page.
of the February elections makes hastevery
IT BAES COMPETITION.
Representative Lnflcrtj's Street Railroad
Bill to Prohibit Parallel Lines and
GlvlnE Existing; Corporations
Great Privileges Trans
fer of Franchises.
tntOMA STAFF COKRESPOlfDBNT.l
Habbisbttrg, January 18. Representa
tive Lafferty, of Pittsburg, to day intro
duced a bill, the title of which explains the
measure as follows:
An act for the incorporation and regulation
of passenger railway companies, that corpora
tions may be formed in the manner hereinafter
mentioned by the voluntary association of five
or more persons for the construction and opera
tion of passenger railways for public use in the
conveyance of passengers in any street or high
way in any city, borough or township of this
Commonwealth, provided that the construction
and operation of such railways shall be subject
to the consent of a majority of the property
owners alone the streets or highways of tho
proposed route, and of the councils of any city
or borough in which the same is proposed to be
built and operated, by ordinance duly enacted.
In the bill it is provided that companies
may be re-chartered under this act, but no
fiart of this act shall be construed as a re
ease of any restrictions in regard to fares
charged and shall be subject to existing
contracts and other obligations. Two im
portant sections are these:
Section 17 No passenger railways or any
branch or. extension thereof shall be con
structed within thelimitsof any citv or borough
without the consent of the local authorities
thereof and subject to tbe conditions imposed
therein, nor shall any such company parallel,
build alongside of or straddle or use upon the
street the tracks of any otherpassenger railway
company, now or hereafter constructed, for a
greater distance than 500 feet without the con
sent of the company already occupying the
Section IS JJo passenger railway shall con
struct its road along tbe route or upon lines
paralleling or running in the same direction as
those of another passenger railway already in
existence and in operation nearer than 1,000
feet of the tracks of tbe railways so in exist
ence and operation, except for the purpose of
making a circuit, connections or crossings as
provided by the provisions of this act without
the consent of the company whose tracks are
Section 19 Requires the company to begin
work within a year after obtaining the consent
Section 20 Gives the company, its officers
and servants the right to select a route over,
upon and along any bridges but steam railroad
bridges, not exceeding tbe space necessary for
two tracks. This act includes bridges owned
by bridge corporations or individuals, whether
such bridge spans a stream or river, navigable
or otherwise, and includes all bridges over
which tracks of a passenger railway are now
laid or used, provided that before laying such
tracks they shall give a bond as security
Section 21 Provides for the settlement of
damages by a commission of three freeholders
appointed by the Court of Common Pleas,
from whom an appeal to tho court may bo
taken within 30 days. Damages for construc
tion over bridges shall be kept separate from
damages for operation. Damages to bridges
may be payable, if acceptable, in the stock or
bonds of the company. Street railways may
cross others diagonally'or at right angles.
Section 29 Passenger railway companies
heretofore or hereinafter incorporated under
general or special laws are hereby empowered
to sell or lease their property or franchise to
motor power companies now or hereafter in
cornorated under laws Anthorizinfr sneh com
panies to lease the franchises of passenger rail''
THE WORK OP THE HOUSE.
Bills Reported Favorably and Unfavorably,
and New legislation Introduced.
rSrECIAl. TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH.l
Hakbisburg, January 18. The Senate
was not in session to-day. In the House the
following bills were reported favorably:
Proposing amendment to the Constitution
abolishing the poll tax qualification for voters.
Preventing District attorneys from standing
To give bicycles and tricycles the same privi
leges as other vehicles on the pnblic highwaps.
To enable boroughs to establish and construct
sewerage systems and assess and collect taxes
for the payment of the same.
Requiring Supreme Court judges to write
out all opinions in cases In which excep
tions were taken In the lower court.
Appropriating $71,000 to "Western Peniten
tiary for payment of salaries.
Validation acts of councils other than of
cities of the first and second classes, done un
der municipal act of 1SS7.
The following bills
To amend the Sunday law of 1791 so as to
allow druggists to sell soda water and articles
other than drugs on Sundays.
Requiring coroners to hold inquests on fires
and collect statistics of the same.
Authorizing Judges to sentence persons to
life imprisonment convicted of murder in the
first degree on recommendation of the Jury.
To enlarge powers of boroughs so as to enable
them to supply consumers with natural gas.
.New bills were introduced as Jollows:
To prevent intimidation by threatening let
ters, circulars and posters, providing for three
year's imprisonment orSI.000 fine.
Empowering the Commissioners of the Sink
ing Fund and Auditor General and State Treas
urer to omit from annual reports the unfunded
debt and the debt upon which interest has
ceased, amounting to about 535,000.
To enable the investment of Orphan's Court
funds in other States. Brooks bill to prohibit
brutalizing circulars which had been negatived,
was ordered to be placed on the calendar, to
enable the author an opportunity to discuss It
before the committee.
A resolution adopted created a committee on
sanitation and health.
Wants It Transferred.
FROM A STAFF COBItESPOXPEST.
Harbisbtjbg, January 18. Representa
tive Pugh, of Somerset, left for Philadel
phia to-day with a petition from his county
asking that it be transferred from the East
ern to the "Western Judicial District. If
the petition is denied he will introduce a
bill in the Legislature to divide the State
into three judicial districts.
Cbnplaln of tbo Semite.
CFBOM A STAFF COnBESFOXMNT.
Habeisbubg, January 18. It is said
Rev. Thomas T. Everett, D. D., will be ap
pointed chaplain of the Senate by President
pro tem Grady on Tuesday next. Dr. Ev
erett is pastor of the Forster Street Lutheran
Church, of this city.
Senator Rntan Will be on Iland.
rrnoM a statf cobbespokdest.J
Habbisburo, January 18. Senator Rn
tan took a stroll to-day in company with
Mrs. Rutan, and expects to be in his place
in the Senate Tuesday night.
Flashed Under the Sen.
A portion ot the Imperial palace at Pekin
has been burned.
The gifts to the Pope from Ireland, which
are boing exhibited in the Isish College, in
clude 300 chasubles.
The Chinese Government is spending enor
mous sums of money In preparation for the cel
ebration of tbe marriage of the Emperor.
The Ostervatore Jiomani denies that the
Pope interfered In any way in the matter of
the English office to purchase the Chartreuse
TnnA'ofoi Vremya says that a pokhasan
Mission is coming to St Petersburg to propose
the cession to Russia of a frontier province in
return for the restoration of Samarcand.
The campaign committees of M. Jacques,
the opponent of General Boulanger, in the De
partment of the SIno, publishes daily a list of
the donations to the election fund. M. Ceon
cherlo heads it with 15.000 francs. Tbe total
amount subscribed is 0,000 francs.
TUCCCRMAN Society's popular dance,
inCUCnrTlHri, minutely described in
to-morrow's mammoth Dispatch.
THE PEOPLE'S STOKE,
Before buying ribbons look at our assort
ment and prices and save monev.
Campbell & Dice,
631 and 633 "Wood st.
Prices to-day to clear out the balance of
the remnants. Although thousands were
sold yesterday, some remain and they most
.be sold. Boggs & Buhl,
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Dress Goods Department.'
PLEASE NOTE THE REDUCTIONS.
54-incIi, Tricots, all Shades, now - GOc, were $1 OO.
54-inch Tricots, all Colors, now - GDc, were 75c.
40-inch Wool Plaids, Good Styles, now 39c, were 50c.
Cashmeres, extra weight, now
42-inch Plaids, Good Styles, now
54-inch Plaids now -64-inch
Cloth Plaids now
60-inch Fitie Arlington Suitings
42-inch Fine Checlcs noto
40-inch Cashmere noiv
36-inch Dress Goods now
Good Assortment of Fluids now
Plain and Brocade Dress Goods
Jamestown Dress Goods now
BliACK DESS GOODS.
36-inch Cotton Chain from 16c to 3lc. 40-inch All-wool Cashmeres, full line from
the lowest number up to finest grades. Mack and Pancy "Weaves in Diagonals, Checcs,
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CAMPBELL & DICK,
ONE of the most amusing, as well as easily arranged entertain
ments for the Holidays, is a "Bubble Party." Twenty or
more ladies and gentlemen, enough clay pipes so each will have
one, three or four bowls of soap-suds, and, say, half a dozen trifles,
for prizes, are all that is required, the prizes to be awarded to
those who blow the largest bubbles, one of the party to act as
The suds should be of Ivory Soap, as it gives a clean, white,
and abundant lather, with an entire freedom from oil or grease; .
and as the materials of which it is made are so clean and pure,
it is not at all offensive to the smell or taste, like ordinary soap.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be ''just as goad as the 'ivory' 5"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
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sylvania and Ohio,
fair, except along the
lakes, light local
snows, much colder
northerly winds, veer
ing to northeasterly.
For West Virginia,
fair, much colder
PrrrsBtnto. January IS, 1SS9.
The United States Signal Service officer In
this city furnishes the following.
7:00 a. if...
1:00 r. M...,
Mean temp 32
Maximum temp.... 37
Minlmam temp...... 30
10:00 p. 11 Ji
Hirer at S p. 11., J. 5 feot. a fall or 0.3 feet In the
hut 24 hoars.
rSPXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Moroajitowk River 4 feet 6 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 39
at 4 p. 31.
Brownsville River 8 feet 3 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 32
at6 p. si.
Warben River 3 3-10 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy and cold.
After eating, persons of a bilious habit will
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Cloths, now 68c, were $1 OO,
30c, were 50c.
69c, were $1 OO.
98c, were $1 50.
59c, were $1 OO.
now 75c, were $1 50.
59c, were $1 OO.
19 c, were 25c.
10c, were '15c.
now Oc, were 12'Ae
19c, were 25c.
good value at that.
Mrs. Weaver's suffering hejKin with pain In
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She had much eructation of gas from her
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and frequent vimiting. Sho became very weak,
and she also suffered with those diseases corn
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cians, and also at a hospital, but all to no pur
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