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Nov. 27, at 9 a. m.
Cornell Never io the Game at Yester
OUTWEIGHED AXD OUTPLAYED
The Ithaca Knights of the Pigskin' Are
Defeated by Score of Forty-six
to Two Other Thenksgiv
Ing Football Games.
' Philadelphia. Nov. 28. On Franklin
Field this afternoon, amidst the cheers
of 10,000 people, Pennsylvania closed the
second season of unbroken victories in
foot ball by overwhelmingly defeating
the Cornell college eleven. From statt
to finish Cornell was never In the game
and when time was called they had but
two solitary points to place against
forty-six for Pennsylvania. Pennsyl
vania scored seventeen points In. the
first half and twenty-nine in the sec
ond. Cornell scored Its two points on
a safety touchdown from Brooke fum
bling' the ball wben it was passed to
him for a kick.
Throughout the entire game, with the
exception of a few moments in the first
half, Pennsylvania's offensive and de
fensive play was as magnificent an ex
hibition of fast; scientific foot ball as
has ever been seen in this city. Over
weighted, outplayed and swept away
before the furious onslaughts of the
Quakers the Ithicans fought bravely,
but it was in vain that their backs
hurled themselves against Pennsylva
nia's Impregnable line or attempted to
skirt the ends, and toward the last It
only became a question of time for the
red and blue to score touchdown after
The field was simply a sheet of slip
pery mud from recent rains, and before
the game and between the halves It was
necessary to cover it almost from end
to end with sawdust to enable the play
ers to retain their footing. Although a
hard-played game, there was no ob
jectionable features In the way of
slugging or brutality, and but two men
were badly enough hurt to have to re
tire. The umpiring and refereelng of
the same was of the highest order and
so fairly did both sides play that not
more than three or four times were the
officials compelled to penalize either
team. Pennsylvania has defeated ev
ery team they have played this season
and as they are the only one of the Big
Four" to do this, they claim they are
justly entitled to the championship of
the college foot ball world.
An Ideal Day for a Game.
Overhead the day was a beautiful
one, and the air was almost balmy.
Two Immense stands accommodating
six thousand people each rose tier upon
tier on either side of the field, and as
the hour of 3 o'clock approached they
were a moving mass of people. Upon
either ends of the field were packed ten
deep four thousand men and boys.
Pennsylvania had the south stand and
before and during the game the en
thusiastic adherents of the red and
blue cheered and cheered and sang
stiiperi war- sonars to the encour
agement of their battling warriors of
the gridiron. Cornell had a section of
the north stand and some three or
four hundred followers of the red and
white strove to hearten the Ithicans
with their cheers. Pennsylvania made
Its appearance upon the field at 2.10
o'clock, and the cheers that greeted
them were still splitting the air when
the Cornell boys trotted out. The
Ithicans were giving nearly as warm
a greeting as the home players.
Referee Lurie miss, umpire laui
Dashlell and Captains Wyckofl and
Williams held a short consultation in
the center of the field. Williams won
the toss and chose the west goal and
gave Cornell, the ball. The wind was
barely strong enough to ruffle the hun
dreds, of little flags that were being
waved around the field, and throughout
the game neither side gained any ad
vantage from this source. Richie
kicked off to Pennsylvania's twenty
five yard line. Minds caught the ball
and passed It to Brooke who punted to
Cornell's forty-yard line Ritchie re
turned the kick and then followed a
succession of plays so rapid that the
spectators could hardly realise them.
Ritchie fumbled - Brooks' return kick,
and Gelbert fell upon the ball on Cor
nell's twenty-five yard line. Three
hard plunges and the ball was on Cor
nell's seven-yard line. Williams then
executed Pennsylvania's famous trick
kick and Minds running ahead of the
ball got it behind Cornell's' goal line
and scored the first touchdown- In
three minutes. Brooke easily kicked
the goal. . .
Pennsylvania Had the Ball.
After the kick off, Pennsylvania rap
idly carried the bail forward again and
a twenty yard run around the left end
by Gelbert landed the ball on Cornell's
ten yard line. Two mass plays on the
line folowed and Minds went around the
right end for another touch down,
Brooke again kicking the gnat. The
rapidity of Pennsylvania's play seemed
to have paralysed Cornell, but now they
took a brace and made the only consist
ent gains of the game. Beacham, Cool,
Fitch and Taussig smashed through the
right side of Pennsylvania's line be
tween tackle and guard for yard after
yard. It was In this rally that Cornell
made Its realty only good run of the
game. Aided by the fine Interference of
Wyckoff. Beacham went around Penn
sylvania's left end for thirty yards to
Pennsylvania's forty line. This was
the nearest Cornell got to Pennsylva
nia's goal In the first half. They lost
the ball here and Brooke made the star
run of the game, but It was not allowed.
On a kick off from Wyckoff.Brooke took
the ball and by wonderful dodging
passed the entire Cornell team and was
finally overtaaen and thrown on Cor
nell's five yard line.
For foul Interference, however, the
ball had to be wrought back and the
run went for naught. Pennsylvania
hammered the ball un to Cornell's fif
teen yard line and there the Ithicans
hei on four downn.
On the first down Wyckoff kicked to
the forty yard line and Brooke got a
free catch. He and Williams held a
short consultation and they decided up
on trial for a goal from a place kick
on forty yard line. It Was a long kick
and the crowd held their breath as
Brooke swung his foot and the bitt
went fair and square between the roro
posts.. The score was now 17 to o 1 i
favor of Pennsylvania and a few m&J
ments afterwards time for the first hair
was caiiea. .
Second Half Started.
v. Brooke started the second half by
KICKWPf un m ;urnsu s zo-yard lino,
Cornell could not advance and Pennnvt.
vanla rapidly rushed the ball up to Cor
nell' 3-yard line and Dickson went
througn tne ngni lacxie ror a touch
down. Brooke kicked the goal. Just
here Pennsylvania was . scored upon
through their own fault. Wyckoff had
punted the bail well down to Pennsyl
vanla'a goal line and twice Pennsyl
rani lost the ball on furibles, Finally
Wyckoff punted to -.Pennsylvania's
7-yard Hne. Pennsylvania lined up and
William passed the ball to Brooke to
kick. Brooke fumbled -the ball and It
rolled out of hie hands and ore -the
goal line. The Cornell ends were com
ing down on him with a rush, and, to
save a touchdown, Brooke fell upon the
ball for a safety touchdown. - From
this time until the end of the play the
game was simply a repetition of fierce
assaults by Pennsylvania and unavail
ing insistence by Cornell. Three times
again did Pennslyvania carry the ball
up- to and over Cornell's goal line for
a touchdown, and each time Brooke
kicked the goal.
Pennsylvania would have had an
other touchdown but for a fumble by
Woodruff, who was pushed over the
line by his companions, but lost the ball
as' he fell, and a Cornell man got it.
Throughout the entire game Wyckoff
had done most all the punting for Cor
nell from quarter, back. With but a
minute to play, one of Wyckoff's punts
was blocked on . Cornell's 25-yard line
and Pennsylvania got the ball. On the
first down Brooke fell back and kicked
a goal from the field, raising Pennsyl
vania's score to forty-six.
Distribution of Glory . .
The Pennsylvanlans went Into the
game today to do or die. Where every
man acquitted himself so well it is
Invidious to single out any one for
praise. Minds, Gelbert, Woodruff,
Wharton and Bull all did great work
but again the laurels of the game were
carried off by Brooke. This great full
back broke the line like an avalanche
and carried the ball for (Treat gains,
but as a punter he again stood pre
eminent. Some of his punts were tre
mendous and Pennsylvania constantly
gained from ten to thirty yards on the
exchange of kicks between Brooke and
WyckotT and Ritchie.
When the game was over the crowd
surged out into the field and carrying
Brooke off his feet raised him upon
the shoulders of shouting men and
bore htm in triumph from the field.
For Cornell, Wyckoff fully sustained
his reputation as one of the finest
quarter backs playing. Mis passing
was quick and accurate, and he got
off his punts in marvelously quick time.
ueacnam, Taussig and Lvle also
The line follows:
Gelbert left end Lyle
Wagonhurst left tackle Fitch
Woodruff left guard Freeborn
nu center Sehoch
Wharton richt murii nnrivam
Farrar rlcht tur-kio . Rvuii.n
IMrkBon rltjht end Taussig
Williams quarter back Wyckoff
iy,"" 'en nair oaca. ...ueacnam
Minds right half back Cool
Brooke full. back....t Ritchie
Touchdowns Mln.la 4: Dink .nn 9
Goals from touchdowns Krooke, 6. Goals
from field Brooke, 2. Safety touchdowns
Brooke. Injured-Cool, (Starbuck); Rit
chie, (Young). Referee Laurie BUbs, of
laie. umpire Paul Dashiel, of Lehigh.
Linesmen Schnff. of Pennsvlvnnin an
Newell, of Harvard. Aattendance 16,000.
Times of halves 33 minutes.
A Gomo Worth Witnessing.
Bradford. Pa.. Xnv 29 Th n,.jrn.,i
HlKh school team beat ths Alfrp.i i-ni.
verslty eleven here today by the score of
iu 10 w. i ne game was very exciting. A
right occurred among the spectators and
the crowd, rushing to the scene, knocked
down and trampled upon and broke the
leg of the 10-year-old son of William E.
Providence, R. I.. Nov. 28. Brown closed
the season today by winning from Dart
mouth by the score of 10 to 4.
Cleveland, Nov. 2. The foot ball season
of Itiiti closed here today In a blaze of
glory, when the Adelbert eleven succeed
d in holding dowtr the strong Pennsylva
nia State team to a tie, the final score be
ing: Adelbert, 8; Pennsylvania, 8.
Results' of Other Games.
At Chlraco University of Mlrhlo-on 12-
Unlverslty Chicago, 0.
ai unicago Chicago Athletic" club, 4;
Boston Athletic club, 4.
At WilllamSDOrt WMllnmannrt TJIirt,
school, 4; Bucknell reserves, 0.
At wilKes-Harre Pittston, 8: Kings
At Reading-Reading High school, 10;
Hill school, 4.
At York Young Men's Christian asso
ciation, 24; Carlisle, 0.
At Washington Columbia At Motif nlnh
12; Columbian University, 14.
At New York Carlisle Indian aMinnl in-
Young Men's Christian Association, 4.
At Paterson, N. J. Princeton, 12; Entre
Nous eleven, . '
At Pittsburg, Pa. Duquense Athletic
club, in; Pittsburg Athletic club, 6.
ai uasieion uarrlsburg, 12; Haile
At Erie Erie Athletic club. 38: Palnei.
vl'.le. O., 0.
At Orange. N. J. Orange Athl,tln flnh
10; Elisabeth Athletic club, 0.
At Bunbury Bucknell. 2x: Tlcl(lnnn
At Ban Francisco Stanford and Berke
ley universities, score, 6 to 8.
At Baltimore Lehigh university, 10;
Baltimore Athletic club, 0.
WATSON GILDER'S GUSH.
Mr. Cleveland's Poetieal Friend Pipes a
Song In Prsise of Honest Money Fight.
London, Nov. 28. The American so
ciety In London gave a Thanksgiving
banquet at the Hoiborn restaurant this
evening. About 400 guests were present,
about half of them were ladles. James
H. Roosevelt, secretary of the Ameri
can embassy, presided. Richard Wat
son Gilder and John J. Colllngs, Ameri
can vice-consul at London, sat on the
right of the chairman, and Robert Barr
and Harold Frederick on his left.
The chairman, in toasting: the queen,
congratulated the society upon the
happy Innovation of having ladles
share In the festivities Instead of
watching; from the galleries. The hos
pitality enjoyed here, he said. In no
wise lessened the love felt for the Unit
Mr. Gilder proposed a toast to Presi
dent Cleveland. He drew a parallel be
tween the customs and Institutions of
Great Britain and those of the United
States, and incidentally deplored the
loss of Mr. Wilson from congress. The
driving from public life of such a man,
he said, would not have happened In
England, and he Instanced the return
of Mr. Morley to parliament. He paid
a high tribute to President Clevelond
and said he knew of nothing nobler
than the fight Mr. Cleveland had made
for honest money and civil service re
form. METZGAR'S CONFESSION.
Convleted of Murder In the Second De
gree He Admits Killing the Arabian,
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Nov. 28. George
Metzgar, who was convicted In the sec
ond degree for the murder of an Arab
Ian peddler, has made a confession
which will doubtless save the life of
William Penn Bowman, his accomplice,
who is under sentence of death. The
boys, only 19 years of age, held up a
couple of Arabian peddlers two years
ago and killed one.
Bowman gave himself up, said Meti
gar did the shooting and was con
vlcted in the first degree on his own
confession. Metsgar was arrested after
this and today confessed that it was
he who did the shooting. This con
fession will be presented to the board
of pardons In behalf of Bowman, ,
Pope Has Recovered. .
Rome, Nov. 88. The pope has entirely
-recovered from his recent Indisposition
anil is In his usual health. He will pre
side at the consistory, which Is to be held
tomorrow, when the -names of tht new
cardinals will be announced. '
T Dig Para Barned. (
- Carlisle. Pa., Nov. 88. The barn belong
ing to the Eelgler estate, near here, to
gether with eight horses and seven cows,
was a euro yea oy nre msi nisoi.
ooo. th nre is veuevea to navt peea e
AMERICAN SEMINARY BURNS
Another Awful Massacre of Armenian
TURKISH FORT IS CAPTURED
Armenians Vse Dynamite with Great
Effect -The Arrests of Christ lans at
Coastaatiaople Coatlnae Io Spite
1 ' of the Saltan's Assurances.
London, Nov. 28. The United Press
representative In Constantinople tele
graphs under yesterday's date that
news has been received from Zeitoun
that on November 13 a force of 15.000
Armenians under a Russo-Armenlan
leader captured the fort occupied by
Turkish troops. In the attack unon the
fort dynamite was used by the Arme
nians with great effect. Twenty thou
sand Turkish troops are said to be ad
vancing upon Zeitoun from all sides, it
being the intention. It Is understood, to
rase that place to the ground.
Rumors are In circulation in Constan
tinople that a dreadful massacre oc
curred at Aintab on November 17.
The government has prohibited all
telegraphic communication with that
place, so it is Imposlble to get any in
formation In regard to the reported
London, Nov. 28. The correspondent
of the United Press at Constantinople
telegraphs under date of November 17
that a second terrible massacre has oc
curred at Marash and that the houses
there have been pillaged without regard
as to who their occupants might be. It
is reported that thousands of persons
were killed and many hundreds
The American Theological Seminary
was plundered and burned, and two
of the students at that institution were
shot, one being fatally wounded. The
hotels and boarding houses also were
plundered. The Christians at Marash
and In the vicinity, thousands of whom
are destitute, have appealed for aid.
A despatch received In Constantinople
from Aloppo, under Monday's date,
says an outbreak Is apprehended at
Van, and reliable telegrams from other
sources say that outbreaks continue
with the purpose of wiping out the
Armenians. It is Impossible to rely
for aid from Sassoun, those advices
state, the relief work there having
ceased. The Kurds are again attack
ing the people under the belief that
they are acting under orders from the
Nelidoff Warns the Sultsn.
M. Nelldoff, the Russian ambassador
to Turkey, has had an audience with
the sultan, during which he warned
him that If serious disturbances should
occur at Constantinople the foreign
fleets would penetrate the Dardanelles.
The . sultan admitted to M. Nelldoff
that the powers had a right to the ad
mission of a second guardshlp to be
the Bospherus, but renewed his re
quest that they should not insist upon
that right. He urged that the prom
ised .reforms were progressing, and
that the approach of an era of reform
was shown by the appointment of six
inspecting judges, of whom three were
Christians. . ...
Despite the assurance of the sultan
to the contrary the arrests of Armen
ians In Constantinople has been re
newed, though there is no sign of any
uprising or resistance to the laws on
the part of Armenians In Constanti
nople. Thousands of them, however,
are reported to have been frightened
Into conversion to Moslemlsm.
Shocking Case at F.neroiira.
A resident of Erzeroum writes as fol
lows to a friend In Constantinople: The
people are in an awful state of dread.
The collection of the dead still goes on.
The pillaged houses are numbered by
One heart-rending scene was the fol
lowing: The battered door -was pushed
aside which admitted us to a long pas
sage door. The door at the end of the
passage way was In splinters and ad
mitted us to the lower room or kitchen
of the house. Here a most horrible
sight confronted us. In the middle of
this small room, lying side by side on a
mat were the bodies of two young wo
men, almost naked, and a light cover
ing' thrown over the heads. At the
other side of the room a grief-stricken
woman was trying to make bread from
a little flour that had been left. Sho
left her work and came forward and
answered the first question by remov
ing the covering from the bodies. This
revealed a most ghastly sight. The
bodies were those of two women Just de
veloping Into womanhood. The head
and face of one was covered with blood.
She also had a horrible wound in the
hand. The other was shot through the
abdomen. A companion of the two had
been carried off and was lying dead In
a neighboring house. Their lives were
sacrificed In defence of their honor.
The scene In the cemetery was awful.
About 3B0 dead bodies, fifty of them wo
men, were lying there. They were
simply wrecks of human bodies. Awful
cruelty .was practiced, two or three of
the bodies had been skinned and some
had been burned with petroleum. A
great many women are missing;. It is
impossible to get at any definite figures,
but the number must be very close to a
Cs II for Assistance
Boston. Nov. 28. This evening Rev.
Judson Smith, D. D., secretary of the
foreign' department of the American
board, received a cablegram from a
representative of the board In Con
stantinople as follows:
"Induce red cross association to en
ter Into relief work as in war times.
Urgency extreme for action. Four
hundred thousand people destitute. Or
dinary channels of relief blocked."
BODIES ON THE. DERELICT.
Cargo of Corpses on the Shaaty Boat
' ' Drifting oa the Red River.' .
Paris, Texas, Nov. 18. The shanty
boat reported floating Sunday on the
Red river, near Authur City, I. T.,
with Its deck covered with blood, was
stopped Monday morning by a party of
officers. Upon ' boarding It a ghastly
sight ' met their eyes. The bodies of
three men and a bov. each with a bul
let Mole In his head, were on the deck
In an advanced stage of decomposi
. Three of them were identified by pa
per on their persons as E. C. Canody,
his son, and Henry Thomas Rice, form
erly a music teacher at Chlcola, I. T.
The fourth was that Of a man about
85 years old. Th faithful dog; that was
keeping guard oVer the corpses was
subdued with difficulty.
GOES " ON "CANDY; DRUNKS."
Toledo Engineer Has aa Abnormal Crav
lag for aweet Staff.- - ;-
r Toledo, O., Nov. 28. James Mooney,'
who has for years been an engineer on
the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad
and Uvea In Toledo, la what may be
termed a "candy drunkard." . He loves
candy- for th candy Itself, and the
purer It is the better he likes it. He
contracted the habit when young and
K has grown "steadily upon 'Mm until
nd old toper em a hta drink mora than
doe this railroader hi candy. It has
no serious lasting effect upon him, as
there is not an engineer on the Wheel
ing with a keener eye or steadier nerve.
Still it Is doubtful If all the eloquence
fit Wsirwln Murnhv MllllH Imluna him
to forego his candy. Soon after pay
liny engineer juooney leua ueneral
Foreman Cunningham ttin fia 1 ainir
Cunningham knows what alls him, and
says: "Yes, you can have a day off
to eat candy."
The next day he ia the flrat pnatnm.
er at the nearest candy store. The
proprietor, who has been expecting
him. has a fres"h stock, and filling his
pockets he starts out tn 'Mr, th. tntvn " i
H cannot pass a candy store with
out stopping. The temptation is too
great for him. From one place to an
other he goes, until he has a big load
to carry home with him. His wife is
anuiner victim, ana the children have
Inherited that iinnituml
craving- for the sweet stuff. The case
e" anown in railroad circles here,
and has been frequently remarked as
the only one of the kind on record.
Commander of the Daanlsh Steamer Is
Held to Bail-Excltlng Encounter with
Philadelphia, Nov. 28. Captain Wl-br8;-of
the Danish steamer Horsa. his
chief mate, Johanson, were arrested
this morning on a warrant issued by
United States Commissioner Bell,
charging- violation of the neutrality
laws under section 6,286 of the revised
Bail in the sum of 81.500 was entered
for each for their appearance at a
hearing; tomorrow morning.
Horsa cleared this morning, Captain
Wlborjr. making affidavit as to the cor
rectness of his outward manifest. The
vessel will not sail, however, until after
the hearing tomorrow mornlnir. A
number of the crew has been subpoe
naed as witnesses and will probably be
detained. The Danish consul. J. N.
Wallem, at the request of Dr. Jose Con
gesta, the Spanish consul for this port
gave a hearing this morning to Captain
Wlbors; and his crew of twenty-four
men at the consulate. The hearing was
private and lasted only a half hour.
Consul Wallem, after the hearing. Bald:
"We examined Captain Wlborg and
several men, asking them the direction
taken by the steamer after leaving this
port and whether she had taken on
board or landed men or munitions of
war. The captain and his men all de
clared that the vessel wen direct to
her destination. Port Antonio, and that
no men or munitions of war were taken
on board or landed at any place."
When asked If the Spanish consul was
satisfied with the result of the exam
ination, he said he did not knew. He
was evidently not satisfied, however, as
It was after the hearing that the war
rant for the arrest of Captain Wlborg
and mate was issued. The warrant
was given to a deputy marshal, who
made the arrests on board the Horsa.
The newspaper representatives were
not admitted on board the vessel or even
upon the pier upon which the Horsa
was lying, but according to the state
ment of the captain as recounted to the
reporter by Assistant District Attorney
Ker. who is acting as counsel for the
arrested men. Captain Wlborg demand
ed if the warrant was signed by the
Danish consul. To this the deputy re
plied: "No." "Don't you know that
this deck is Danish soil?" asked Cap
tain Wlborg, "and that you have no
right to take me off this ship?"
' "I will take you dead or alive," re
plied the deputy. '
At this Juncture tlio captain ordered
the Danish flag hoisted on the Horsa,
and when the national colors under
which the vessel sails were up, he ad
vanced towards the deputy. "You pro
pose to take me dead or alive?" he
"Yes." answered the deputy.
"Well. If It Is a question of force,"
said Captain Wlborg, "and you insist
on serving this warrant and arresting
me, I will go with you, under protest,
but somebody will have to suffer for
The captain was then arrested.
FOUGHT FOR THE FLAG.
American Students Defend the Stars sad
Stripes at Toronto. -
Toronto, Ont., Nov. 28. The glorious
Star and Stripes caused a mimic war
at the Ontario Veterinary college, when
a number of American students headed
by a New Yorker named Shaw pro
duced an American flag and hoisted it
in -the main assembly hall In honor of
No sooner was the emblem hung,
when a tall Canadian named Lindsay
seized It, tore It from Its fastenings
and threw It to the floor. In a second
Shaw sprung at him and with a well
directed blow, stretched him on the
Moor. A riot followed, in which fully
150 boys and young men were engaged,,
about eighty of them being Americans.
Dr. Smith, with the assistance of the
faculty and a number of older students,
finally succeeded In quieting the dis
turbance and when the contestants had
washe.d off the blood the day's lectures
were resumed. .
. PRAYERS FOR BOB.
Christian Endeavorers Plead for th Con
. version of the Skeptic
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 28. The move
ment to offer prayer for Colonel Robert
O. Ingersoll at noon on Thanksgiving
Day met an enthusiastic response to
day. The Christian Endeavorer were
Joined largely by lEpworth leaguers
and Christians generally In the effort
to secure Ingersoll's conversion, and
many pleaded with tears for the
skeptic as they would for their own
soul, - .
HAD STOLEN THE WIRE.
Peter Davis Arrested by Patrolman Neol
Peter Davis, a young man 20 years
old, was arrested In Center street at
midnight with about 100 pounds of cop
per wire In his possession which he had
stolen from the storeroom of the Scran
ton Illuminating, Heat and Power com
pany. He waa arrested by Patrolman Neuls.
Chaplain Recktey Dead.
Pottsvllle, Pa., Nov. 28. Chaplain Levi
B. Reckley, late of the Forty-eighth regi
ment, Pennsylvania volunteers, died at
his home at Schuylkill Haven this morn
ing, aged 74 years. Prior to his entering
the army he was a prominent Methodist
Episcopal preacher. After the war he lo
cated at Schuylkill Haven, and since its
organisation has been chaplain of Jerry
Helms post. Grand Army of the Republic,
of that place. -
Heard Talniage Preach.
Washington, Nov. 28. President and
Mrs. Cleveland attended the Thanksgiving
service at the- First Presbyterian church,
of which Rev, Byron Sunderland, who
married them. 'is one. of the co-pastors.
Rev.- T. .DeWitt Talmage preached the
' Havana, Nov. 28. Lieutenant Gallego
Ramos, of the Spanish troops, with thirty
seven soldiers, bravely defended for four
days Puerto Rio Grande, on -the boundary
between Santa Clara and Puerto Principe,
against I.U80 Insurgents under Maximo Oo
mta, finally compciiiag th rebel to rttlr.
They Object to the Action of Ohio
and Indiana Delegations.
PROSPECTS OP A LARGE STORM
Mr. Reed' Now Sensation An Applicant
for Committee Honors Who Has No
Cholce-Uoke Smith's Latest
Washington, Nov. 28. If some of the
southern Republican congressmen
make good their threats, the prospects
of two presidential possibilities may be
injured by the action of the Ohio and
Indiana delegations last night in voting-
to support the McDowell-Olenn-Russell
combination for the offices of
clerk, doorkeeper and sergeant-at-arms
of the next house. When the news
reached the headquarters of Mr. Tip
ton, of Tennessee, who is the southern
candidate for doorkeeper, at midnight,
great indignation was expressed. There
were present in Mr. Tipton's room at
that time Congressmen Brewer, Mc
Call, Gibson and Anderson of Tennes
see; J. B. Fortune, of Virginia; ex-Collector
Archie Hughes, of Tennessee,
and a number of state politicians from
Kentucky and North Carolina.
A heated discussion of the situation
followed, tn which it was repeatedly as
serted that neither McKinley nor Harri
son could secure the delegations from
this trio of southern states at the next
presidential convention after the re
fusal of their delegations to support the
southern candidate for doorkeepr.
Twenty-two of the twenty-four south
ern congressmen will caucus tonight to
decide whom they will support for one
of the house offices, notwithstanding
the general belief that the "combina
tion" will win without material oppo
sition. Mr. Reed's New Sensation,
Congressman Thomas B. Reed, of
Maine, experienced a new sensation to
day. It came In the form of a letter
from Mr. Brodorick, of Kansas. Mr.
Broderlck, of Kansas wrote that as the
only Republican member of the com
mittee on printing he might properly
claim the chairmanship in the next
house, but that he would not do so;
that he preferred on the contrary not
to embarrass the prospective speaker
with an application of any character,
and that he hoped Mr. Reed would feel
at liberty to place him wherever he
choose. Mr. Reed at once dictated a
reply expressing his gratification at
Mr. Broth-rick's unselfishness, and add
ing Jocularly that his request was so
reasonable that It should certainly be
complied with. Mr. Broderlck's letter
was then filed away with other papers
bearing in Mr. Reed's handwriting this
indorsement: "A rare curiosity to be
preserved for future generations."
But this experience is so rare that
Mr. Reed properly describes It as a
new sensation. From present appear
ances it is not likely to be repeated.
He has already received 150 applica
tions for chairmanships and committee
assignments and these represent about
the number of Republicans In town,
with the addition of a few others whose
arrival has been delayed but who wish
to acquaint Mr. Reed with their ambi
tions. The statement made In these de
spatches yesterday that the commit
tees would all be announced at the
same time, with the exception, possibly
of the committees on rules, mileage
and accounts. Is confirmed today by
one of Mr. Reed's Intimate friends.
This pentleman doubts If the list will
be complete before the 15th and not
probably before the 20th of December
Mr. Reed has made no promises either
with respect to the chairmanship or
to committee assignments. ;
. Hoke Smith's Keport. ,
The report of Mr. Hoke Smith, sec
retary of the Interior, elaborately re
views the varied work of the interior
The report estimates the amount of
public lands .undisposed of to be about
600,000.000 acres at the close of the
fiscal year, and shows that the total re
ceipts during the year for public lands
amounted to over $2,000.00. The unad
justed land grants to railroads amount
to nearly 90,OM,80 acres.
Under the subject of forests the sec
retary calls attention to the fact that
17,000,000 acres are now included within
forest reserves, the object being- to
thus preserve the forests for future use
and through their preservation to con
trol the supply of water so that It may
be stored and utiHzed for irrigation.
Unless some plan Is devised by con
gress for the protection of the forests,
either by the army or by foresters liv
ing upon the reservations it ia manifest
that the object sought to be accom
plished will fall.'
Mr. Tipton' Chances. -
A caucus of Republican member of
the house of representatives from the
southern states, tonight, to determine
upon a course of action in connection
with the organisation of the house, was
attended throughout by eleven mem
bers. The caucus was held behind closed
doors, and after adjournment the sev
eral members answered all inquiries by
saying- that they were pledged to se
crecy, and positively refused to say
anything concerning their action. They
even declined to say whether or not
any action had been taken. It was
learned, however, that In the course
of the meeting the situation was fulty
discussed, and In better temper than
waa displayed last night by the friends
of Mr. Tipton, the Tennessee candidate
for doorkeeper, when they heard of the
action of the Ohio and Indiana dele
It was said by one of the speakers
that the southern members should go
before tne caucus Saturday night and
ask recognition by the selection of one
of the principal officers from that part
of the country; not for sectional rea
sons, but because of the gain of Repub
lican members. Another speaker ad
vised meeting a solid column, with 9.
solid column and In this spirit, a reso
lution or motion was offered that the
caucus vote to Bupport General Hen
derson for clerk; Ed. A. Parker, of Lon
don, Ky., for sergeant-at-arm, td Mr.
Tipton, of Tennessee, for doorkeeper.
There was some question as to the
wisdom of this course, but one of the
members remarked that they mlpht as
well, even from the lowest point of
view, act thus, for .were they now to go
to the support or tne McDowell-Glenn
combination, they would get no "pre
ferred stock" it had all been Issued.
They would nail their flag to the mast
and go down, If they must, with color
The proposition to vote 'for the per
son named waa agreed to, and th cau
German TraveWr Drowned. .
'Hamburg, Pa., Nov; 28,-A dispatch re
ceived here from Auckland, New Zealand,
says that the Oerman traveler, OttoM
ers. has been drowned while taking hla ex
pedition across British New Guinea, .nd
that twenty natives belonging to histVts
cort, were also drowned. All of hi dlanp
ana nioa wtrs tost.
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408 SPRUCES ST.,
TO UNSEAT MORGAN.
Contestant Takes th Road for Washing'
ton and Ills Friends Have Heps.
Montgomery, Ala, Nov. 28. Warren
8. Reese left for Washington to prose-,
cute his contest for Senator Morgan'
eat. He said before leaving that while
he might not And It an easy job to oust
Morgan, he beHeved he would at least
hinder the perpetration of election
frauds In Alabama, prevent the count
ing of the votes of dog and dead ne
groes, -and help to restore a Republl
can form of governent In the tate.
Colonel Reese contend that Morgan
was elected by a fraudulentlyeleetea;
legislature and that the Republicans and
the Populists had a majority of five and
all votad for Reese, Reese friend ara
confident Morgan will be unseated. In
asmuch, In addition to frauds they ay
they can prove, the Republican In th
senate need his vote to organllft that
Royal Preseott Hnbtard Dead. '
. Chicago, Nov. 38. Royai Preseott
bard, one of the old conductors of Off
"Undersround railway." for Setting th
slaves to Canada before the war. dli
terday. He was W year old.
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Friday, followed by cloudy threatealrii
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