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SBritisli Aristocrats BobM
K. Slaiin of His Battle.
EftFALK mm AL BEACH.
Another Eiciting Day Among the
,TflB SPOETIKG BBWS OF TUB DAr
Txin!i Mandeville and Abintrdon. two
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ing blackgnards to break; op the bmitn-
Elavin battle. President Al Jieacn, 01 me
Philadelphia club, makes a few interesting
statements on baseball matters. E. C. Mc
Clelland, the Pittsbnrger, defeated Ifillerin
their 10-mile race. Heeelman still leads in
the local pedestrian contest.
rBT CABLX TO TBS DISFATCB.1
ijjONDbs-, December 21 Inquiries proye
that the breaking up ot the Smith-Slavin
fight was due chiefly to private malice.
Early last month Slavin attended a select
sapper party at Yiscount Mandevilte's
trvVnrTinnu ITio tmesis including Bessie.
y Belwood, and Baird, alias Abingdon,
one of the leading patrons ol tne xsnusn
turf, owner of scores of firstrate race horses,
possessor of an income of 90,000 a year and
a most consummate blackguard, beside whom
rascally Marquis Allesbury Is a respectable
member of society. A slight misunderstanding
ar&e and ended in Slavin kicking Baird down
stairs. Baird rowed vengeance and took Im
mediate means to obtain it.
- A BUTFIASXY GANG.
He sent Jim Carney, one ot the several bully
.-niflans who attend and protect him whenever
p he goes, toBlrmincham to engage a gang ot
roughs, among woum w w twwn "-
had just completed a term of 15 years penal
servitude for Jdlline a man under revolting
H circumstances. Hearine that Pugilist Mitchell
had nromised to second Smith, Baird, oeuev
irig Mitchell bad soine lingering spark of chiv
alry tnhls composition, paid him 100 not to
put in an appearance. When once the roughs
reached the ringside there was no possible
chance of fair play for Savin. Abingdon was
present, and led them throughout, and glee
fully returned to London boasting of what he
had done; Lord Allesbury is poor and has been
warned off the tort Baird, alias Abingdon, is
rich, graces every race meeting with his pres
ence and rubs shoulders In the paddocks even
with royalty. Pnblic opinion has beVn f urtb er
emphasised to-day by the suspension ot Flem
ing, Smith's manager, from his position as mas
ter f ceremonies at the Pelican Club, the de
cision of the same club to recognize Slavm's
right to the English championship and an en
thusiastic reception of the Australian at the
Stock Exchange. Slavln's testimonial now
. amounts to over 600.
I ., , The above cablegram entirely fulfils the ex
pectations of the leading local autnonues oi
pugilism as far as breaking up the fight was
concerned. One well-known and veteran ad
mirer of the fistic art said: "Smith ought
never to be allowed in a ring again. He knew
that he could not defeat Slavin and must have
certainly known of the organized gang that
were present to break np the battle. I don't
think the affair proves Slavlu a first-class man.
He is better than Smith certainly, but that does
not prove him to be the best man in the world.
There are many men in America who can de
feat Smith." .
Another Authority said: "I don't think that
anv more strangers will co to England to fight.
When fair play cannot be given Slavin. who is
British colonist, I fail to see how an absolute
foreigner will get any show."
The general opinion among Pittsburg sport
ing men is that Slavin and Jackson will make a
good contest, and that the." ought to fight be
fore Jackson meets Sullivan. By doing this
Sullivan wonld then have a chance to meet the
, real champion of Australia.
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t. The Pelican Clnb Gives Htm the English
f . Fogllistlc Tille. -
Lokdox, December 24 At a meeting of the
Pelican Clnb last night it was resolved to send
a letter to Frank P. Slavin, the Australian
-pugilist, who was assaulted by roughs during
the progress of his fight with Jem Smith, near
i Braces. Beldam, yesterday, expresring syra-
Y pathy f or him in the treatment accorded him
and admiration for his courage in ngntlng in
the face ot the ruffianism displayed at the
The clnb decided to recognize Slavin as
champion of England and to present him with
a belt and a parse of money.
Fleming, who acted as Smith's umpire, and
who is a member ot the club, was suspended
from membership pending an explanation of
the part be took in the disgraceful affair. In
an uiterriow Fleming said he was not ac
quainted with the roughs who caused the
trouble, but that tbey were doubtless friends
whom Smith had hired to interrupt the fight in
the event of Its going against him. Fleming
-' slfio SAid that he had severed the connection
fc" 'between himself and Smith forever.
Upon his arrival in London, Slavin was given
an enthusiastic reception by a large crowd
which had gathered to welcome him. He
B visited tne Stock Exchange and the members I
BUlOWlilCU AM 4.UI mill vu vuo oyv
AL BEACH TALIS.
f; Be Says the PbJlUcs Have Some Great
rsrzcui. TUXOBXK TO tbx DisrxTcn.t
New Yoke, December 2t President Reach,
r of -the Philadelphia club, paid Gotham a flying
visit to-day. u.e dropped in at ii.etie A Becan
con's; and, after a business talk with the cele
brated pitcher, greeted Tee Dispatch re.
1$ TjorterTerrkindlvand said he wonld onlvba
too glad to give any information concerning
the'Phiiadelphia clnb. When asked what be
thought of the papers sirred on "Ward be said:
"It looks to me as if it was a clincher. I
can't see where he can have an argument. Of
course this law business is a fenny thing, and I
may be knocked out of my calculations. Now
if you were to ask me what I thought of the
players' movement 1 could, say with a certain
degree of accuracy that it won't amount to
much. Thus far everything has been theoret
ic IcaL Now the practical part ts to come, and
Here's ineir greatest stumDung oiock."
"The result of the recent action of the Phila
delphia club against the Players' clnb is gen
erally retarded as a knockout for the League
club," the Dispatch reporter remarked.
"I don't see bow it can be considered in that
light. Colonel Rogers, our attorney, simply
told the Court that he thought the incorpora
tion of the Players' club was a matter for the
State to grant and not the city. Tbey claimed
that the clnb was 'not organized for matter of
profit, and in that case it was held that the or
ganization was entitled to a charter."
! What are your prospects for next season?"
They are of the very best. We have 16 men
signed, and, excepting Fogarty, Idon'tconslder
that we will teel tne loss of any ot the old men
If tbey shouldn't sigh. Buffinton's action has
been outrageous. The Philadelphia club has
always treated htm with the utmost -consideration,
and for the few games that he pitched for
us last season I am certain that any .just and
fair-minded man will say that he was paid
handsomely. Now. see what he has done.
Would the Philadelphia clnb like to have hlmr
No. I wouldn't go across the street to secure
him. J am confident that we can replace
him easily. I think Vickery will make as
pood a nitcher as Snffinton ever was. All
; . he wants is steadiness, and that is easy enough
xo inculcate into a man. we nave now un
der contract Vickery, Day, Anderson, Gleason,
and left-handed or 'Phenomenal' Smith.
. pitchers: Clements, Burke. Decker and
Bcnnver, catcners; jumvev, nam inompson.
Myers, Delehanty, Mayer, as fielders; Mc
Caulay, -first baseman from the Central Inter
state league, and Allen, a clever short stop
from 'tne Davenport clnb. This is quite a
strong combination of playing talentand as I
aid before, with the exception of Fogarty I
don't care a snap of my finger if the balance of
the old men does not sign."
"More Players for JIcKeeiporf.
Mc&SESroBT, December 2i Manager
'Frank Torreyson, pf UcKeesport, succeeded
thurraarnlnir In slmtnfr Freddr Millnr. th
'fVa.iM. f.....lt.?tsi nf 9lta1,nv t. .
taken -from McEeesoort last season and did
good work for wheeling. Torreyson also
-signed boddv uosteuo, we xcure young second
g Baseman oi trauourg, woo uiauo a gooa recora
t-'trith McKMinort last season. The elnh s-nti
506$ men in these signatures..
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HEGBLKAN STILL LEADS.
He CMtlsaM ta Pint Flnee la tfceBfct Thecal
Race Gtetdea an4 Herty Keep Htaa
Going Noremac Very Sick.
The local 73-hour pedestrian conte st was con
tinned In the London Theater yesterday, and
the building was crowded all day. Excitement
again Tan high, and the day's race was of a des
perate kind. Hegelman, Herty, Golden and
Connors sustained their remarkable speed until
evening, when nature began to rebel. Connors
gradually dropped from the leaders, and Herty
and Golden slowly but sorely got nearer to
Hegelman, the leader. The latter had several
spells of vomiting, and suffered Intensely. He
stock to his work, however, and held his posi
tion. Golden ran better than he has done tor
years. He and Herty never left the track yes
terday. Both contestants bave found good sup.
Noremac was sick all day, and he became 111
about 8 o'clock. B vomited considerably and
-was compelled to leave the track several times.
TJp to last night he had bean unable to eat a
bite since Sunday. Game little man that he is,
he ambled round the track when his sufferings
were very intense. He was exceedingly fever
ish last evening. Day kept np bis steady Jog,
but the leaders gained on him. Glick was in
good form all day, but Adams failed to appear
on the track at all. Little Charley Smith's feet
troubled him, his new shoes blistering them
fearfnllv. Snlcer was also in difficulties. The
race is a game one, and Herty Is now- greatly
fancied by tne talent as the winner. Golden,
however, is in fine form, and Hegelman is still
confident qf getting first place.
As midnight approached Noremac's sickness
became moresenous,,andhe was compelled to
take a long rest. Hegelman, Hertv and Golden
made an exciting contest right up to 12 o'clock.
Hegelman managed to hold first place, bnt
only by a comparadvely short distance. Little
Smith gave some good exhibitions of heel and
toe. walking. Glick; Selbert and Splcer were
all going well when the time was np. .Day was
a little wearied, bnt bis stomach was all right.
Following was the score at midnight:
Daniel J. Herty.. . I4 03
l'eter Hcrelman ., 149 CO
George 1). .Noremac US 10
.Peter Golden It! j I'
Sam Day .'... 139 IS
Georpe Connors.... 140 11
John splcer 183 s
Charley Smith 100 X
Andy Selbert ISO IS
JohnGUek JK' s
TEEMEE TO GAUDAUB.
The HcKeeaport' Scalier Recalls the Rec
' orde of Both of Them.
McKxespoet, December 24. When asked if
bethought the Thayer 85,000 purse world's
championship sculling arrangement would be a
go, John Teemer said to-night:
"I certainly think It is a sore thing, and am
awaiting further and complete details by letter
from3Ir. Thayer in reference to it Mr. Thayer
will make it a go, even though the contestants
are but Kemp, Stansberry and one or more pro
fessionals of America. I will be one, and I
hope there will be more of them. Should alt of
the professional oarsmen stay out of it and offer
as an excuse that they do not think it is the
proper way to decide the matter, I shall go Into
itanyhqw, and I believe Stansberry and Kemp
will do likewise, and it will be a go, even
though there are bat three oarsmen. But
that there' will be more of them I feel certain.
I would like a short space to say
a few words in reference to Mr.
Jake Gandaur. who has seen fit to criticise me
rf iitA nnri HrivA At mA thronph the natters.
Gandaur is not an oarsman of merit, and when
he did defeat others In a boat it was not due to
the prowess he possesses as an oarsman. It
was because he caught them at an off time,
after fishing after it year in and out. If he
loses a race next season it will be claimed that
his back is out of order, eta, bnt yoa can bet
he will be In very fine condition before that.
To bis remarks that I am no good 1 wonld say 1
defeated him In U races when I was in rowing
condition and he defeated me in four when I
was not in rowing condition, as is known by
anyone who knows me. In all of the races I
rowed him in 1SS3-4-5 he led mo at the mile and
half to the stakeboat from three to four lengths,
but I defeated htm in each very easily all the
same, simply because I was rowing them, and
if it had been possible he would have lost a leg
to defeat me then. I always defeated him
when I was in condition, and ho knows it. He
says Hanlan is no good and Is broken down.
This was not so when .Hanlan defeated him.
He defeated the St. Louis man lor the cham
pionship of America in 1SS7, and would have
done so when he rowed him before that had he
(Hanlan) not rowed in a boat too small and
swamped. He bad the best of Gandaur when
he met with the mishap. :Idonot think Han
lan wonld have to take very long training to
defeat Jacob now. I defeated Gandaur twice
at Pullman and twice at .Manitoba In 1SS3, and
twice at Conneant Lake and once up in Maine
in 1SS4. In the same year we rowed a
dead heat on Creve Cosor Lake, when I gave
him five seconds' start. I fouled on a snag
which was placed there for that purpose, and
the referee so decided and called it a dead
heat. I defeated him at New Orleans in 18S5.
He defeated me at Wood's Bun, and also on
three occasions in 18SS,at a time when I was
not rowing with my usual strength and men
like Ten Eyck beat me. Again I beat him for
tho championship of America in 18S7 at Lake
Marandicake, and also afPoint of Pines,and at"
Annapolis, and in 1SSS. I rowed badly in the lat
ter part of JSS6 and 18S5. Bntiroin the above I
leave the public to judge who is the best oars-
UreCIL TELXOSaK TO THX DISPATCH.!
Nett Yoke. December 21. The entries at
Clirton.lor to-morrow are:
First race, five furlongs Boyal Garter 122,
Gnardtman 113, Moonttonc, Sqnandre, Kittle
Pease llOrGonnod, Highland Hary, Prospect 107,
Peril 102,' Mollle Thomas 89, Ked Leaf 97, Little
Mickey, Lorrls 87, Marshall Luke, .If is 94.
Second race, six and a half furlong Focatello,
Manhattan, Crier, Umpire, Seatlck, King Arthur,
Brown Charlie lit, Fannie H 109, Ttaeora 109,
Kadlant 107, Belmont 102, Glory 104, Blchland 87,
tit. Mary 94, America 94.
Third race, seven and a half fnrlongs-St. Paris
112. Bosetta 109, falcon 106, Carnegie 106, Pericles.
Bralt97. MaryT. Vlctrlx, J. McFarland, Made
line, colt, Flftaway, Specialty 94, Bedllgnt 82, De
ception 87, Ban Lassie 8L
Ponrth race, handicap, one mile and a half
JHeve 115, Banister lil Dnnboyne 109, Hamlet
103, Van 103. King or Norfolk 104, Zangbar 103,
Bonnie s, Brac-a-ban 101, Deception 100. Iceburg
S7, Banbrldge 94, Charlie Enesell 90, J. J. Healey
fifth race, seven and one-half furlongs Mon
tapeake, Pocomote 137, Blackthorn 122. Keystone,
Bonnie 8 IS, BIpton 127. AlTeda 119, Linguist 117,
Owen Golden lit, Faustina 111, Memory 96.
Sixth race, six iurlongs-Fordham, Na villi. Red
Elm, Shotorer, St. John, Golden BeeL She. Issa
quena filly. Prodigal. Teddle Venture, Speedwell,
filna W, Vengeance 10S.
London, December St Charley Mitchell,
who seconded Prank P. Slavin, the Australian
champion, in his battle with. Jem Smith, is in
dignant at the f onl play Slavin received at the
bands of the Smith mob from London and Bir
mingham, who robbed him out of the battle by
breaking into the ring and Inaugurating a free
fight when Slavin had Smith knocked out
Mitchell has issued a challenge to fight
Smith, and offers to wager 1,000 that he can
knock him out in 12 rounds.
Mitchell has also challenged Peter Jackson
to fight 10 or 12 rounds before he leaves for
New Yors: for 1,000.
A Promising Pitcher.
Amid the many signlngs of young local ball
players, Gilbert Ward,, the promising pitcher,
of the Southside, should not be lost sight of.
"Ward has a first-class record as an amateur or
novice, and is certainly big enough and strong
enough to make it better. So tar he, has done
remarkable .work for amateur teams, and if he
can even keep up his past record he will be a
'valuable pitcher for any minor league clnb.
Barnle on the Warpath.
Philadelphia, December 21 Wm. Barnle,
manager of the Baltimore Baseball Club, yes
terday began a libel suit against Mr. George W.
Cbilds,- and a suit for slander against Mr. Jacob
E. Wagner. Mr. Barnie's complaint arises'
from the story given out by Mr. Wagner and
published December 6 in the Ledger that
tii. Barnle was insane and had been confined
In an asylum.
Atfi 30 Qnnil.
Baitimore, Md., December 24. Carroll S.
McQill to-day finished his task of eating SO
quail in SO days, and won his wager. He began
on November 25, and each morning since re
ported at the same place and partook of the
quail. Be says hereafter the quail and himself
will be strangers, as he has had enough.
Tncker for the Brotherhood.
Holtoke, MAS&, December 21 Manager
Selee,of the Boston League Club, was here yes
terday urging Tucker, late first baseman for
Baltimore, who has signed with the Brooklyn
Brotherhood Club, to go to the Bostons. Tucker
declined to sign.
An Old PngilUt Ben.
Locmtille, KY., December 24. Jack San.
ders, a pugilist and trainer once well known In
England, died here to-day. He came here
from England 25 Tears ago.
Hughes Signs Wkh the Breeklfaa.
isrzcni. xatadaxxTo thi eistjitch.1
Nrw Yeas, D9aec 54,-Misfcey Xagbw,
-r - -' it' -v -
,he pitcher, bsms Vcoowaet te4ay,toplay
with the Brooklyn Leagua-team daring the.
season of 1890.
OTCLELLAND AN IASI. WIBHEE.
The Phtsbarger Defeats MMer fat Their
rsrscux. teliqkax to tb DisraTcs.i
Philadelphia, December 24. At the rink
to-night Alexander Miller and McClelland, of
Pittsburg, ran a race of ten miles forJSOO a
side. A good deal of Interest was, taken In the
affair, as a keen rivalry had existed between
the men for some time., The attend
ance was small, only about 200 persons being
present, but almost everybody on hand ap
peared to have a financial interest in the result,
and upward ot $1,000 was wagered, the betting
zuUng at 8 to Son McClelland. The track is a
poor one for making good time upon, and con
sequently the record ot the first mile.- i minutes
and 17 seconds, as also the first five, 27 minutes,
must be accepted as unusually rapid.
The men got away to a god start and Miller
at once assumed the lead. He made the pace
exeeedlnclv hot as mav bo Indeed from the
time and remained in front until ball the lonr.
ney was covered. Asinemenspunarounaauu
around the track enthusiasm ran high among
their respective partisans and as each spurted
his backers cheered lustily. Jnst before the
fifth mile was concluded McClelland ran op to
l! dronnlng a vs.
ard or two behind
him, persistently dogged his steps for the rest
of th ionrnBT. There was no change in the
respective positions of the men up to the sixth
lap ot the tenth and last mile, when Miller
faltered, stopped and reeled 'from exhaustion,
stumbled and fell into the arms of his friends,
who bore him away from tho track to his dress
ing room. He soon revived and ' subsequently
appeared none the worse for his hard journey.
Meanwhile McClelland dropped into a walk
and leisurely finished the lull distance. On
breasting the tape the Pittsnurg man was
greeted with'.nproarious applause. In the ex
citement which ensued the official who held
the watch forgot to take the full time. Barney
Crossin was the referee.
ABOUT THE INJUKCTIOK."
Kew York Anthorltles Disease the Bomb
Fired by the Lengne.
New Yoek. December 21 Baseball men are
discussing the injunction proceedings against
John Ward by the New York League dob to
restrain him from playing with the Brother
hood, which were begun last night.
The action is brought In the Supreme Court,
and the argument on it is set down for January
6 next. The complaint is made more on a sup
elemental contract which Ward executed than
the regular contract.
The complaint charges that Ward' himself
wrote ont the contract with the "reserve"
clause in it on whiqh the new clnb now seeks to
hold him. Tho complaint next recites Ward's
relnsal to fulfill the terms of the contract, and
his announcement that he intends to play -with
the Brotherhood, and asks that defendant be
restrained from playing baseball or abetting
any exhibition or game of baseball during the
season of 1890.
Annexed to the complaint are the two con
tracts that Ward executed.
There are also affidavits by President Day and
Superintendent Bell attached to the papers
touching Ward's engagement
A BRUTAL BATTLE.
James Farrell Nearly Kill James Bonis
In a Prize Fight,
WrxsssBABBE, Pa., DecemberZl A brutal
prize fight was f ought In a barn four miles from
Plymouth early this morning which in all
probability will end in murder. James Barns
and James Farrell were the principals. Four
rounds were fought, characterized by the most
terrific slugging. There was no science, but
brute force took its place. When time was
called in the last round. Burns was unable to
respond. He was picked up .and removed to
an adjoining farmhouse.
A physician was summoned, and an examina
tion revealed the fact that he wag badly injured
internally in the region of the stomach. Lock
jaw set in later and his death is expected. He
cannot be removed from the farmhouse.
MANAGER BABNIE PLEASED;
The Formation of an Atlantic Association
Favored In Bolton.
rSrXCtAI. TXLEORJL1C TO TBS DISPATCO.1
Balttjiobe, December 21 Manager- Barnle
returned home last night rather unexpectedly
from his Northern trip. He says he is more
than satisfied with the success of bis mission,
notwithstanding all tbereportsto the contrary.
Tho Boston men are in favo- of the establish
ment of an Atlantic Association clnb In their
city, and have signified their willingness to
give the use of their grounds.
Both Conant and Billings' ara heartily in
favor of the scheme, the former stating that he
wonld be willing to sink f 1,500 io-their trying
the experiment, if by so doing he can score one
against the Brotherhood.
New Orleans Knees.
New Obleaics, December 21 "Winter meet
ing, eleventh day; partly cloudy and warmer;
track fast; attendance good. Colonel B. W.
Simmons returned from New York and offl
dated in the judge's stand to-day for the first
time this season.
First race, selling, six furlongs: starters:
Churchill Clarke 94. 10 to )
uapoun renny veigni
103, lto2; Colonel Hunt 108, Mo I
11 to SI ; 1'nentelll, Harry Ireland 114. Captain
Pennyweight was first off bnt gave way to Colonel
nuni at me nau, ireiauu seconu ana usray,
Clarke, Pnentes, Pennyweight In the order
named. Tbey came into the straight In the same
positions bnt in the run to the finish Churchill
Clarke came to the front, winning by half a length,
Mollle Hardy second, half a length in front of
Ireland. Time, l:15)f.
Second race, selling, eleven-sixteenths of a
mile-Starters: Story Teller 95, 20 to 1; Vivian
99, 20; Boot Jack 100, 12; Bob Nance 100, so;
Joe Plerson 102. SO: Mlcol 104. 20; Hlble
104, SO: Sam Jones 111 GO; King Koxbury 112,
2; Dnhme 112, 7 to 10. Dahme lead from the start
and until at the finish post, where King Koxbury
went up on even terms, making a dead heat. Sam
Jones was again third, the others beaten of. Time,
lr0S& In the runoff, which took place after the
race. King Boxburywon byanose. Time, 1.08X.
Betting, Unhme 6 toS; Koxbury, 11 to 20.
Third race, for -non-winners, six furlongs
Miners : Boy Blue 93. f7 to 1; Winnie Davis, 84,
S; Little Bess M, 7; Harry Mack 98, 4:Probusl01,
2; Csrleton 101 3; Zeko Hardy 112, 5; Fremont 117,
20. Harry Mack led from the start to the finish,
winning by a neck. Probus second, one length
ahead of Winnie Davis, third. Time; lay.
Fourth race, handicap, teven?elghths mile
Starters: Somerset 122. 5 to 2: Cora L 112, 8 to S:
Metal 10), S; Balance 100, 7; Cashier 85, 6; Prltchett
8S, S; Buckler 85, 12. Somerset took the lead lrom
the drum tap. Metal second, Bncklcr third. At
the half Somerset was still showing in the lead,
closely lapped by Balance. Prltchett, Cora L,
Metal, linckler and Cashier In the same order.
On entering the straight Cora L came to third,
Buckler last. Near the wire Bnckler came with a
wonderful burst of speed, overhauling the bunch
and winning the race by half a length, Cora L
second, almost In front of Cashier third, the
others well np. Tlme.liISM. ,
Racing again Thursday.
r Gnttrnbnrg Winners,
israelii, TO THX SlSPATCB.1
Ne-wYork, December 21 To-days races at
Guttenburg resulted as follows:
First race, three-quarters or a mile Jim Gates
first, Miller second. Thud Bowe third. Betting:
Jim Gates 8 to 1 and 2 to i. Miller 20 to 1 and 8 to
l,TbadBowe4tolandtpS. Time, .ISO.
Second race, selling, seven fnrlongs-Berman
first. King Idle second. Boodle third. Betting:
Herman 12 to 1 and 4 to 1, King Idle 4 to land 7 to
6, Boodle 11 to 5 and 7 to 10. Time. 1 S3.
Third race, five furlongs Australltz first Marie
Lovell second, Sam Morse third. Betting: Austra
lltz 2 to 1 and 1 lo 2, Marie Lovell S to 1 and 2 to L
Sam Morse 9 to Band 3 to 6. Tin-e, 1:04.
Fourth race, one mile and a sixteen th-St. Mick
first, Bradford third, Mow or .Never third. Time
1:54. Betting: St. M'Ick 6 to 1 and 7 to 5, Brad
ford 2 to 1 and 3 to 5, Mow or .Never even and
Fifth race, six and a -half furlones Bine Kock
first. Lemon Blossom second. Time 1:28K. Bet
ting! Blue Bock 1 to 20 and out. Lemon Blossom
9 to l and out. - '
Sixth race. Banker first, Harwood second. Time
l:35M. Betting: Banker 8 to 5, Harwood 30 to 1
and 8 to L
Mioket Welch has sent for- a National
League contract. .,
Abthub TJphax now wants to fight any
middle-weight in the country.
It is stated that Arthur Whitney has signed
with, the New York Brotherhood Clnb.
Air admirer of Hegelman promised him a
flOO-diamond ring yesterday if he wins the race.
Sam Thompson says the future of the
Brotherhood Is too doubtful for him to remain
FEBFECT DS1TI IX TIIE'OHUBCfl.
The Address of the Pope to the College of
BOMB, December 24 His Holjness, the
Pope received'to-day the Sacred College of
Cardinals, the supreme councilor senate of
the church. In addressing this chosen body
of advisers the Pontiff saidi "In these
times, when the church is assailed and per
secuted because it is the great stronghold of
faith and truth, it is consolation to know
that among the children of the church' them
selves there is perfect BnityC"
Hi Holiness announced that he wonld
shortly issae aa encyclical letter defining
theMEtA: Catlike bitUsK&s.
Tko Pri?ileg6 of Taking Ferris
for 20 .Years Offered for SIe. .
MB. WIKD0X 1SES FOE BIDS
For tie EsclasiTe. Sight to aa Isdartry
That BriBgsto Uacle San
HANI MILLIONS ' OF. EETEBUE
A Member cf ths Alaskan Commercial Company TaltJ
About the Business.
The privilege of catching Alaskan fur
seals for 20 years is advertised for sale by
Secretary Windom. It is avery Yaluable
one, despite the heavy tax imposed by the
Government. In seven years the receipts of
the United States were over $!,000,000 from
this source alone. The company that had
the contract during the last 20 years pro
poses to bid ior it again.
fSPXCIAL TXLXGBAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Philadelphia, December 24. The ad
vertisement issued by -Secretary Windom
this afternoon, inviting proposals for the-ex-elusive
right to take, fur seals npon the
islands of St Paul and St George, Alaska,
attracted widespread attention in "business
circles in this city. The immense profits
which accrued from the fisheries of the
Alaska Commercial Company dnring the
last 20 years make it probable that there
will be considerable competition amongvthe
capitalists of the country to get the con
tracts. Secretary Windom's advertisement calls
for sealed proposals for the exclusive right
to take fur seals upon those islands for 20
years from May 1, 1890, and stipulates that
the successful bidder will have to maintain
schools on each island six months of each
year, pay the inhabitants for labor per
formed, etc. The number of seals to be
taken during tbe next year is limited to
60.000, and the Secretary is to determine the
number to be taken yearly thereafter.
A PBOFrrABtE MONOPOLY.
The Alaska Commercial Company have
had the sole monopoly of tbe Alaska seal
fisheries since the contracts were signed m
August, 1870. The provisions of the lease
read that the company.should pay a rental
to the Government of 55,000 per year, with
a revenue tax of f 2 per skin taken, dnring
the 20 years that the company had possession
of the fisheries. Since the lease went into
effect the royalty of 62 cents per head was
added, making a total tax of (2 62). The
number of sealskins captured .can be esti
mated when It is known that the total re
ceipts of the Government dnring the period
from May, 1870, to June, 1887, amounted to
$5,009,065. Tbe stockholders of the com
pany have made great fortunes.
One of the rnmors circulated to-day
stated that the company had slaughtered so
many seals that the monopoly was not as
profitable as at first. To ascertain the truth
of this statement Captain Kohl, who holds
a fifth interest in the monopoly,' was'inteT
viewed this evening. Captain Kohl lives
in a luxurious suite of rooms at the Con
TOO O0D A THING TO GTYE TJP.
"Does your company-propose to submit a
proposal to Secretary Windom, for ,a new
lease?" he was asked.
"Certainly .we do," Captain Kohl replied.
"Our investments in the shape of houses,
churches and schools, which we hare erected
at onr own expense dnring the lost 20
years, are too valuable to surrender without
trying for another lease. Bnt the industry
of obtaining tbe skins of fur seals is not
what it used to be. The fisheries sufler from
the extensive ipoachiag which, the British
vessels from Victoria ore continually -carrying
on. The Government of the United
States do not send anything but revenue
cutters into Alaskan waters. These vessels
are too small to be very formidable to the
"Nov on the Russian coasts tbe Canadians
meet with a very different reception. As
soon as the season opens, for seal hunting,
several war vessels from the maritime sta
tions of Siberia appear on the scene and
carefully guard the industries of the coast
all through the hunting grounds. .
"The number of seals which the company
kill yearly has decreased considerably dur
ing the last few years. This is shown by
the decrease in the number of casks of skins
which we ship yearly. The number of
casks we ship jnst now is 135 less than what
it was a few years, ago. This decrease is on
account of the small size and number of
the animals we kill. The seal is naturally
a very shy animal. I suppose we only capt
ure one in every SO seals that we aim at.
The instant a seal is wounded it sinks be
neath tbe water. If the wound is serious it
never risesagain, and that is a clear loss to
In conclusion Captain Kohl said that
he thought the contracts would not neces
sarily go to the highest bidder: "There are
some companies," he said, "who have ad
vantages which the Government will take
into consideration, and I don't believe the
contracts will be awarded to tbe people who
offer the greatest monetary considerations."
J. Q. PBEBLE k CO. ASSIGN.
A Bank Cashier Thinks; Their Liabilities
Not n Lnrao as Reported.
rSrXCIAL TILEOBAM TO THX mSFATCB.1
NEW Yobk, December 24. Jacob Q.
Preble and Walter E. Preble (J. Q. Preble
& Co.), wholesale stationers at 10 and 12
Thomas street, made an assignment to-day
to Thomas S. Bassford, without preference,
except wages of employes. The amount of
notes held by banks in this city is said to
be $350,000, distributed among 20 banks.
The Messrs. Preble were surprised to-day to
learn that the Sheffield heirs had entered
judgment for 530,000 ngairt J. B. Sheffield
& Son, the judgment being filed at Kingston.
A representative ot Preble & Co. said to
day: "The' Sangerties Blank Book Com
pany, J. B. Sheffield & Co.tand the Wabash
Manufacturing Company owe onr firm in
the aggregate about $525,000."
A cashier of one of the banks interested
said he did not think the liabilities could
be as high as reported, and that afew hun
dred thousand, instead of $1,500,000. would
cover them, lo one bank in tbe city held
over 525,000 of Preble's paper. ' The in
terests of the Prebles and Sheffields being
identical, they owed- considerable sums to
one another, and these sums were of course
offset to a great extent.
WOHAJi'S FICKLE FAKCT.
A Kentncky Bride Changes Her Wtad oh Her
tsrrcijU. telxoejLm to the dispatch.
Padtjcah, Kt., December 24, Another
sensational marriagejs reported from Mays
ville, this State. Last night; at a. late hour,
in the room of a. friend of the groom at the
Haysviile Hotel, Miss Emma Hays and
Eobert Chewning were wedded. The couple
were old sweethearts, but Miss Mays lately
became engaged to a Mr. Kelly, of Brown
wood, Tex., having met him while on a visit
at his home. Cards were' oat, and the aarw
ringe was Bettor to-night, and was to hare
been quite a social event, Kelly being
wealthy. To-day ChewniBg prevailed upon
Miss Mays to take himinstead of Kelly, In
spite of lamilyopposition, and arrangements
being made last evening, she slipped away
from home in a tea gown, ostensibly to call
on a near friend, with the res alt stated.
Mr. and Mrs. Chewning immediately left
on a bridal tour, and to-day Maysvflle is all
agog over the event. Miss Mays is aa esti
mable vonne ladv and Mr. Chewalmv U
cashier e-i mm f Mavsvilk's teaks. ,,.l.
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ConUnntdfrom Firt PagtS.
extraordinary degree, but at tbe same tisae.
genial, fall of life and energy and
generous to a fault. Els conversation
sparkled with wit' and repartee; in which
were mingled the brilliancy of poet, and the
reasoning of the philospher. He waa a man
to whom home and family were paramount,
and wherever heweat his presence waa in
stantly felt, and friends; gathered around
him by the score.
OF OLD XXOLISH STOCK.
He was one of four children born of an
English' family of ancient lineage. His
mother still lives In , Philadelphia.
His two surviving, sisters are mar
ried to Episcopal clergymen, one
to tbe Bev. Osborn, of Newark,
N". VJ"., who who was recently pastor of
Trinity Cburch in Chicago, and the other to
the Bev. Tucker, of, Charleston, W. Va.
The. deceased was married .about ten years
ago to Miss Roberta John, of Pottsvill'e
Two bright children, a boy and a girl, were
the'result.of the union.
The remains will betaken to. Philadel
phia for interment It'had notbeen decided
last evening whether the body would be re
moved to-night or to-morrow evening.
Mr. Ashburner was, the author of several
scientiSe works, besides numerous pamph
lets of statistics, and treatises and coal and
geological subjects. ,
A friend of his said last evening that-' the
deceased carried considerable life insurance,
but just how much .was not known..
He was a member of the Duquesno and
Jaunta Clubs, but belonged to. no secret so
cieties. WINDOM'S COMPROMISE BILL.
A Measure Embodying tbe Secretary's Silver
Policy Being Prepared.
rarcciAi, txlxqbah tO tub msrATca.1
Washhtgtok, December 24. It is an
open secret that the Secretary of the Treas
ury is now at work upon a bill which 'will
be introduced in Congress after the holiday
recess, embodying the leading features of
his plan for issuing treasury notes on silver
bullion deposited in the mints. There are
two committees to which sucn a bill might
be referred that on Coinage, Weights and
Measures and that on Banking and Cur
rency. Unless something now unforeseen oc
curs, the Coinage Committee' will un
doubtedly get this, one. No positive in
formation is possessed, at the Treasury De
partment as to the disposition ot the com
mittee as a whole, but the impression pre
vails that it is a pretty conservative body.
Mr. Conger, of Iowa, "the Chairman, is
understood to be very moderate in his views
on the silver question; a report has got
abont, indeed, that -in one of 'the previous
Congresses in which he lias served, he cast a
vote generally adverse to the silver interest
when some test question was sprung npon
tbe House, and a search into his record is
now under way. Mr, Bartine and Mr.
Bland are known to be radical free-coinage
men, while Mr. Carter, of Montana, whose
ideas are lairly conservative .for a represent
ative from a State full of mines, is expected
to support the Secretary's compromise meas
ure. TheVxest of the. committee is pretty well
divided, so that one silver man, who has
made areasonably thorough canvass,snmmed
np the situation this morning with the
statement that the committee was "neither
a gold committee nor a silver committee,
but a bi-metallio comniittte."
AIDED BI DICTIONARY MAKEES.
Celluloid flfaBHfactarers Wis a Salt AgalsH
a Rival Company.
rSFECIAI.' TZLSOtUlt' TO THB DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, December 24. A suit that
the Celluloid' Manufacturing Company of
this city and NeTrarb-iegan a year, ago
against the Cellonite Manufacturing Com
pany of Wilmington, Del., for infringement
of copyright, has jnst been decider! by Jus
tice Bradley, of the United States Circuit
Qourt of Kew Jersey, in.favor of the plain
iif .The; Wilmington .company makes,,a
substance similar to celluloid under the
somewhat similar name' of cellonite. The
ITew York and Newark concern at once
brought suit to restrain the rival from using
the word, asserting that the word "cellu
loid" was a noun of its own creation;
that it had' copyrighted the word
as a trade mark. The Wilmington Com
pany offered the dictionaries as evidence
that the word was public property. Law
yer Rowland Cox, for the plaintifts, mean
time laid the matter before the publishers
of tbe dictionaries and the latter promptly
revised the latest editions, publishing the
word in its alphabetical place, but with the
explanation that it was a private trade
Justice Bradley's, decision gives the
plaintiff exclusive use of the word "cellu
loid" as a trade mark 'and also of its 'cor
porate name and grants a perpetual injunc
tion against the use by anybody of any
name in any manner resembling celluloid.
SOLEMN, IET SIMPLE FDNEEAL.
Tbe Obsequies of Henry W. Grady Not to bo
Atlanta, December 24. All arrange
ments for the funeral of Hon. H. Wi Grady
have been completed. While the funeral
will not be a pnblic one, in the usual mean
ing of the word, it will nevertheless be a
most solemn and imposing demonstration.
To-morrow at 10 o'clock the body will be
taken to the First Methodist Church, where
the procession will start for the cemetery.
Committees from the Council, Chamber of
Commerce and all other orders and organ
izations of the city have been appointed to
escort the remains from the residence to the
church. From the church to the cemetery
orders and societies will attend in a body.
No uniform or regalia of any sort will be
worn, at the request of the family, and, the
funeral will be conducted as quietly as
possible. The luneral services will be con
ducted by five of tbe leading divines of tbe
city, and the pall bearers and honorary
escort are composed of prominent men from
all portions of the State.
PETE0L1A KEEPS AID.
Tho Council or tho Burned' Village Appeals
to tbe Pnblic
tylCTAI. TZLXOHAX TO TM DISPATCH.)
Petbolia, December 24. At a meeting
of the Town 'Council of Petrolia ts-day, to
take action looking to the relief of the suffer
ers by .the late, conflagration, resolutions
were adopted as iollows.
Whebkab, In tbe providence of God Petro
lia has been sorely scourged by fire, leaving
many of our families without homes, food and
.clothing, destitute, entirely dependent npon
their pwn efforts stnd the charity of a liberal
-people for the present and future.
Whereas, Onr people have always been
liberal in their contributions to other places
nnder like circnmstances. therefore
Resolved, That we, tbe Town Council, hereby
make appeal to a generous pnblio for aid by
contributions of money or such' other, gifts as
tbey In their charity may see fit to bestow upon
Resolved, That our Burgess be authorized to
arrange for the'openins: of books to record all
contributions received and. distributed, and
that "all eontributions.be distributed by, the
Council or their authorised committee to be ac
knowledged through the newspapers.
CfifiSUBED THE HOSPITAL. .
The Coroner! Verdict on the' Death of
Maggie McQaatd. , ( ., .
In tho inquest on the death of Maggie Mc
Quald at the Jail, the', Coroner's jury, yeete-i-day
fonnd that It was due to1 ex
haustion, superinduced by her (hav
ing been committed to jail wfeea
she tm not a fit subject for such commitment
Tbe Mercy Hospital authorities were- severely
censured for turning the-deceased out before
she had. fully recovered from 'tbe operation
performed npoa her, and. the establishment of.
aa emergency hospital is recommended. The
jou owsian were bhumh awa m mass.
nurrri.T v?n m
,Da,vIM ' WJ,WiW
.Postfflster General WaiaaakerSftyf
it k EmiMitly Prefer. .
BUSINESS 1ES SHOULD TAKE HOLD
And the State Capital Shoal!, fee Moved to
A K0TID SOOTH'SKM fEADES BPIAIS.
CMgressaaaJT. & F. Breekesrlsn Tells .Why tbe
Scafh Is Solid.
i s.t me lestivai h uis xiow x.ugiauu ou-
iiIl. . it t - it. -vr i i j o-
eiety at rniiaaeipnia uonn nanamaKer
made a speech, urging, the business men to
take a' more active part in politics. He
stated that money should be used liberally
in campaign work.
Philadelphia, December 24. Among
tbe guests at the ninth annual fes
tival, of the New England Society
of Pennsylvania were Postmaster Gen
eral John Wanamaker, Bev. Lyman
Abbott, Hon. W. C. P. Breckenridge, of
Kentucky; Hon. Benjamin Butterwortb, of
Ohio; General Horace Porter, of Kew
York, and'W. M. Singerly. In his re
sponse to a toast, Mr. Wanamaker said, in
lam reading tbe papers closely, and I think
yon abuse yourselves terribly. This city was
once and more tnan once tbe capital of tbe
nation. It was the home of Ben
Franklin, the first Postmaster Gen
eral, who could not sleep at night
witb 70 postofflces, while now there are(60,O0a
What shall you do for this nation, which takes
in four new states in a single day, and will take
in Canada,Cnba and tbe sugar Islands when they
are ready? Send your best men to do your
country's Business. Put yourself into politics.
That may seem a strange thine for a business
man to say, but yon can leave your business
for an afternoon to go to a matinee, and could
EO to Councils as well. Yoa can leave your
business for a six months trip abroad, and can't
you go to Congress or ths Legislature as well I"
MOTE THE STATE CAPITAL.
lYou say yon could go to the Legislature if It
were not In Harrlsbnrg: Move Harrisburcr. to
Philadelphia thenunake tbe capital of the Bute
here. I would like ta see another Bullitt bill
passed,increaslng your Mayor's powers and giv
ing him the rleht to slzn a deed for a niece
of land in tbe East Park for tbe new Capitol.
Put your money into politics to endow great
schools for teaching political economy and to
establish great newspapers that shall not be
afraid to speak the truth or correct a mistake
when tbey make one. Put your money into
elections. The great expenses that are
necessary cannot be naid bv moonshine or
shoutlDR, so let those who want a pure Govern
ment put ineir nanas in tneirpocKets ana maze
personal and public subscriptions. Shoot that
man on the spot,who spends a penny tor dis
honest elections; but pnt men as thick as grass
hoppers over tbe State to see that there is an
honest ballot and an honest count;"
Congressman W. C. P. Breckinridge,
who was greeted with long continued
cheers and jiand-clapping as he arose to
speak after a brief and eloquent intro
duction by Bev. Dr. Boardmau, responded
.to the toast, "Our Country." Beferrfng
to some statements by Postmaster General
Wanamaker, he said that he agreed with
him that it would be better for the people, of
the North and the South, if they were frank
er and braver with each other, and he con
tinued; THB SOUTHERN IDEA.
I thank the President for the kind statement
that I have tried to bring the two sections of
our counttx togther since the unhappy war.
I feel at home in Philadelphia, and in the midst
of the war of tbe Confederacy, when I was a
yonng soldier under the stars and bars, there
never was an hour when I did not wish
for Philadelphia's glory and prosperity, as
for every other city and State of the union
also. If the Confederacy had succeeded It
would' not have been followed by two hostile
confederacies, bnt by broader government.
God willed otherwise, however, and
having done what I'conld for the Confederacy
1 TAtnrncd to tha ailefrlanca of American ci&-
Unship, believing that every Southern soldier
snouia neip to nulla up an amencau union
that should be broad and free.
Mr. Breckinridge declared that the South
ern States had held together because they
believed tnatthe North was hostile to them.
The fundamental truth with which men
should face the negro problem was thai
Christ bad died' for the colored man as well
as for the white man.
"We are solid," continued the eloquent
Kentuckiau; "because we believe that you
desire not to understand the race problem
in the South. It is a question of civiliza
tion with us. I cordially- agree with
the Postmaster General that it
would be a good thing if you would send
South your best men, which you have not
done by a long shot We want you to un
derstand us, and, if you can't help us, to let
us do .for, that poor colored race what Is kind
and generous and just.
BEHT ON BUBNING A TOWN.
A Gang of Fire Bass Sets a New York
tSrXCLU. TXUCOBAX TO TUX SISFATCE.1 ,
Canandaioua, -N. Y., December 24.
The operations of a gang of fire bugs gave
the Canandaigua fire department a lively
chase last night, and caused a great deal of
apprehension. They set fire to seven build
ing in different parts of the village and suc
ceeded in destroying two. The first build
ings fired were tbe costly barns at Sonne
berg, the summer residence of F. IP. Thomp
son, of New York City, which were de
stroyed about midnight. Alarms then fol
lowed in rapid succession, and the, firemen
bad hard work to keep np with the fire
Among the buildings which were fired,
bnt saved, were the McKechnie brewery
and the barns on Judge William H.
Adams' place. The Pitch and Jewett stock
farm barns and a' barn on T. M. Howell's
place, in a thickly populated part of the
village, were bnrned. Abont five years
ago the village 'suffered a reign of terror
from a gang of fire bugs, none of whom were
ever detected. It js believed that the same
ones are operating now.
A CLUSTER OF K0SEBUDS.
Numerous Fair Debutantes Attend a Recep
tion nt John K. McLean'.
' rSFXCUI. TXLXQBAX TO THIDKTATCH.1
Washington, December . 24.-A merry
party of dainty debutantes sat around, the
table in the dining room of John B.. Mc
Lean's residence to-night, the first formal
dinner this season to which youngladies have
been invited. The decorations of tbe ele
gantly appointed table were entirely rose
buds, in all shades and of all varieties.
Mr. McLean sat at the head of the table and
Secretary Blaine was his vis-a-vis.
The girls, who wore exquisite costumes,
included Miss Hattie Blaine, who has jnst
left school; Miss Louise Bainbridge Hoff,
whose coming out was made the occasion of
a most fashionable event; Miss Myer, Miss
Lanra Jackson, Miss Rachel Cameron,
Miss Adams, Miss Pauncefote, the daugh-
A SiBiCTLY Vegetable EESTOEA
TIVE to the BEAIN and NERVOUS
There is ho substitute for this remedy..
IT CTJKES, it GIVES NEW IillE, it Is
PTJBE and WHOLESOME.
Sold by druggists. Price, $1.
Prepared, oaly by BOQEK8' XOYAL
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Mies Bonrta.BsWB, Miss Parte aad Mis
USELESS I0YE CHASMS.
AWoasaa Tavrriiea a Chrirvayaat's AM to
Wla Baek H VsMbasd-Her Sftrt
Vnta, sfce SaUa Lady for Fra ait.
racial, TatiMAa' to ins pisraTcx.1
St. LO0IS, Deeeaiber 24, ICrs. Kate
Gieselmsna told: aa Interesting story to As
sistaat Prosecuting Attorney Dierkes at the
Four Courts this morning, and as a result of
her applieatiba Mr. Dierkes issued a war
rant charging Mine. Marie, a local clairvoy
ant, with.fraud. Mrs, Gieselmann is mar
ried, bat has separated from her husband.
She says: "At first' my husband and I lived
very happily togeterv Then we began to
have trouble., It war partly his fault ' and
partly miae Wewera both in tbe wrong,
but we, could not see it at that time. We
agreed to separate',' I to have my child and
be to contribute to our support. That was
almost two years ago. I saw my mistake
after a few moatHsbnt my letters were never
answered. I tried in many ways to again
win' the love of y husband. He had loved
me onee. andTthoughtthathisoId love was
but smoldering. But J did not succeed.
"Then I saw the advertisement of this
woman and called on her. She said it waa
the easiest .thing in the world to win him
back. I gave1 her $10, all I had, and she
gave me a .black, ,bali;o some sort to throw
in the river at midnight, and call my hus
band's name when it touched the water. I
went at midnight on the bridge and threw it
in and called TTenry' when it struck the
water. I waited and waited, but the charm
failed to work. I went to her again and she
said I must have made some mistake. I gave
her f 10 more and she gave me love powders
to burn in the house at daybreak and night
fall, and while burning call my hnsband's
name. Still he did not come. Then she
gave me other charmsr and as I bad no mo
ney she took some of my pictures and furni
ture. The charms were of no use. I told
my friends about it, and they said she was a
fraud. I have sworn out a warrant against
Mme. Marie was arrested and gave bail.
A TALK "VYlTil A. BEAE.
Aa Old Operator Talks oa the Stock of Oil
' What the Btnadard Is Bolng A Radical
Tbe balls, the bears, the longs, the shorts,
the vegetable operators, and messenger boys
who fleece the lambs on Fourth avenue
will forget their orders, puts, calls and
margins to-day to eat' their Christmas turkey
with some degree of. comfort, and while com
placently gazing at the well-known
motto, "Peace" on Earth and Good
Will- Toward Men," will relegaM to
oblivion, or sink: with McGinty the fact that
they ever schemed to make a few dollars by.
squeezing a abort, or throwing a long into the
For the last two or three weeks there has
been scarcely amy trading and tbe brokers
do not loot for a revival of business
until after the ' holidays. Tbe market
has been weak for the last month and an
official of the Exchange and a 'well-known
broker on wbonrthe'f ur has commenced to ap
pear, asserted, yesterday that before a reaction
would take place the market would touch 90
There appears to' be an enormous decrease
In stocks," said he, 'fudging by tbe monthly
statement of the' National Transit Com
pany. If you will take notice you
will note .the . fact that you ' never
see a statement of the; refined on hand. All
they have to show figures for is the elude: Now
I'll tell yon something, which is not generally
taken Into consideration. That is the fact
that the Standard Oil Company is running all
Us refineries full blast" and their storehouses
are'filled from cellar, to garret with refined U,
They are prepared now to fill orders months
ahead. Yes. J may say a year hence.
That is where tbe crude is going, and that is
where a big portion of the 600,000, 600,000 of
700,000 barrels of crude is pat which tbe major
ity of oil speculators think isbeingconsnmed.1
know this for, a fact. There are still over
9.000,000 barrels of Pennsylvania oil above
ground, and this, talk about the tanks'
being empty In a conple of years is
all bosh. -The Standard, too, controls
now all the refineries of any Importance what
ever in tho TTnited atates. . Another argument
inrfavor Of what I 'have just' said 11 the
fact that the Standard is bnying no
all the Lima oil it can get. and
is also getting bold of all tbe Lima producing
territory. Just as soon as Pennsylvania oil
runs ontr they will commence refining the Una
on an extensive scale. The trade here is pretty
well demoralized just now and unless' some
thing turns Up. or a chance Is made in the man
ner of running the Exchange, the first of April
will see only a few fools on the floor."
Field news was light yesterday, as contractors
and drillers had stopped drilling and left for
home. Thft-MurihaU well at Alt. Morris was re
ported to have come In and to be doing 75 bar
rels. A SO-barrelvrell was also reported in at
rSWCIATJ TXUGJUHS TO THX DlgrATCTM
BROWUaviiXE River 5 feet 1 inch and
falling. Weather cloudy.- Thermometer 61"
MOBGAITTQW-Elver i feet 6 Inches and
stationary. Weather clear.' Thermometer 56
at 5 P. 2C
W abbes River' 3 8-10 feet and falling.
Weather mlldVllght rain;
Save Your Hair
BT a timely use of Ayert Hair Vigor.
This preparation has no equal as a
dressing. It keeps tbe scalp clean, cool,
and healthy, and' preserves tbe color,
fullness, and. beauty of the hair.
"I was rapidly becoming bald and
gray; but after using two or three
bottles of Ayer'a Hair Vigor my hair
grew thick' and glossy and the original
color was restored." Melvin Aldrich,
Canaan Centre, N.H.
" Some time ago I lost all my hair In
consequence " of measle3. After due
waiting, no new growth appeared. I
then used Ayer's Hair Vigor and iny
Thick, and Strong.
It has apparently come to stay. The
Vigor Is evidently a great aid to nature."
J. B. 'Williams, Pioresville, Texas.
"I hare used Ayer's Hair Vigor for
the past four, or. five years and find It a
most satisfactory dressing for the hair.
It is all I' coold desire, being harmless,
causing the hair to retain Its natural
color, and requiring but a small quantity
to render the hair easy to arrange."
Mrs.. M. A. Bailey, 9 Charles street,
" I have beeausing Ayer'a Hair Vigor,
for several years, and believe that it has
caused my hair to retain its' natural
color." Mrs. H. J. King, Dealer In
Dry Goods, &c.,.Bishop ville, Md.
Ayer's Hair Vigor,
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Macs.
Bold by Druggists and Perfumers.
This the most Complete Depart
ment in this City.
Maiwfectwmg Clothir$,Tailors, Hat-
tersr and Men's Furnishers.
it954AND.9M LIBERTY ST.
Jior nett Virginia;
fair, varmer. tout A?
trill winds Wednesday morning shifting f&
northwesterly ana muen. eoiaer oy Thursday
PrrrsBTTBO, Decemher 23, igs&
The United States Blgnal Borneo offloerta
tnu city inrr'T"" ui. iwwnui
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Hirer at iOO P. 7.7 feet, a change of 0.4 ln'M
Trace. - -3L'
There arej ' " '
many white soaps,
represented to be --'.-, te
"just as good as the Ivpry:"
They are not, , 3' ;'",,
hut like ' V
A fir Crf ' '
Ivory Soap. -v1T3
and . .-"
insist upon having it.
'Tis snlrl pvprvwhprp- -
IS THE STRONGEST
For sale by an dealers. Kooe'jrrnine without
hoi stamped inside. JIidotij'WltATEISiSoas,
WuTAdA, who make the Strang &A Hone Blankets,
)tL JlA uesferZt
- . "ir"-
W IV -'Ml
Of Pure Cod
Liver Oil and
g of Lime and
is endorsed and prescribed by leading
physicians because both tho Cod Llvrr Oil
and Hypophosphlta are the recognized
agents In the cure ot Consumption. It Is
as palatable asmlli.
is a wonderful Jr'lesfi Producer. It is the
Sett Bemedy tor CONSUMPTION,
Screftla, Bronchitis, Wastis Sis
cases, Chronic Congrhs and Colds.
Ask for Scott's Emulsion and take no other.
THE MOST POPULAR IS
PURE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD '
The demand made npon ns from onr numer
ous customers in and aronnd the tiro cities and'
snrronndlng counties for oar 8-year-old Export
AYhiskyassuresnstbat we hare secured and
have to-day the best and lareest portion of the
trade for ths article. And by fair, honest and
gentlemanly dealing and treatment, we flatter
ourselves that we will not only retain all the
trade we now enjoy having on this reliable
whisky, bnt it will continue to grow, as it Is
and has been doing every day for some time
past. People nowadays are not led off by ab
surd incorrect statements, Tbey vant purs
whisky. . They want a whisky that has
a. record, and they want that record
so it can be traced. Sncb is the char
acter of onr Export Whisky, a whisky with a
record. And tbe only place to-day you can pur
chase pure 8-year-old Export Whisky in .the
two cities Is from us; and we hold the docn
menta to prove that we are correct in this
Full quarts, $1, or 6 f or Ji
IF YOTT WANT SOMETHING
Something beoeflcial at this season 'of th
year, bay a bottle of oar
Art, Sherry or Claret' Wine,
These are the three best sellers on oar wine
list. They are selling very nicely and rapidly
Inst now and are giving the very best satis
faction. It Is a revelation to many who hare
not carefully looked into tbe merits of onr
Pure Domestic California 'Wines. We are mak
ing a specialty of these wines. We keep a full
line of these celebrated wines, embracing eight,
varieties, all of whieh we are selling & fall
quarts at 60c per bottle, or S3 per dozen, except
claret, which sells at 75c per bottle, full quarts,
or 6 per dozen. Vou will like them and boy
no other when once tried.
Since the late decision of the Supreme Court
WE CAN NOW SEND GOODS & O. IX. as
Del ore, nut no goods, will be shipped to minors,
or persons of known intemperate habits. Send
for complete price list, mailed free to any ad-,
dress. All mail orders promptly attended tcv ,
Jna Fleming I Hnn, :M
DRUGGISTS, ., 'dft
'4, IP Market Strearl JH!
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