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PHIL'S GREAT LICK
The Pittsburg Plunger Palls
Heir to Nearly $20,000.
A COUSIN'S GOOD STOBY.
:" Mike Coburn Defeats Kennard in a
Lively Prize Fight
BEHARKABLE TROTTING FEAT.
ome Interesting1 Gossip About the local
I3EXERAL SPORTING NEWS OF THE DAI
Among the old people it is continually
'remarked: "Yon better be born lucky than
rich." The adage is, undoubtedly, an old
one, Trot certainly the majority of people to
day believe that almost all wealthy men
have obtained their riches more by good
luck than by genius or merit. This partic
ularly applies to persons who amass fortunes
en the turf, and Pittsburgers hare day after
day argued that "Pittsburg Phil's" wealth
Vas only the result of the lucky turn of for
I Be this as it may, "Phil" reached what may
le termed another luefcy spoke of the wheel on
Saturday. .At least he was first rpprised of his
ailing heir to about $20,000 on the day named
li a well-known Fifth avenue saloon in this
lity. Not only was he in luck, but his brother
was given to understand that he was entitled
to a similar amount. The manner in which
"Phil" and bis brother were informed of their
luck as somewhat intercstine.
PniL WAS SUEPBISED.
In company with a number of friends "Phil,"
that is George Smith, and his brother William,
were speadmc a leisure minute in a Filth
avenue saloon on Saturday afternoon. A
stranger walkedjn and accosted 'Phil" with
the question: ,
"Is your name George Smith, sir!"
"Yes." was Phil's reply.
"Was your father's name Christopher Smith,
and did bis father reside in Butler county?"
'Yes to both questions," replied the Puts
burs turf speculator.
"Well now," continued the stranger, "you
and I are cou6lne. I have been looking for you
because there are eight of us who have been
left S130.C00 by our grandfather."
This announcement somewhat staggered
"Phil." He had not the least idea that he had
backed any such winner without putting up a
dollar. For a time he really thought the
'stranger to be something else than a cousinJ
heretofore unknown, Ihe latter, nowevcr,
boon displayed a determination to get down to
real business so a to hae "matters filed up
as speedily as possible." .. .
He said: "We have found all the Smiths in
terested except the two In Pittsburg. There
arc six outside of here and these have all been
The newly acquainted cousin then went on to
explain how this lucky turn of the wheel had
come soout. According to his statement it ap
pears .hat a Mr. bniith. father of Phil's father,
or in other words "Phil's" grandfather, had lo
cated in Butler county many years ago.
THAT LUCKY FABM.
He bought a farm, and the fertility of tbo
land was such that judges 6oon discovered that
hothing but a bare living was in it. However,
veais passed on, and one day an oil well of con.
siderable value was discovered on the farm.
This prompted further explorations, and sev
eral others were found. Finally the farm be
came valuable, and to a great extent unknown
to the Smith family outside the grandfather's
He died not long ago. and the reading of his
will meant that there were eicht heirs to his
property, which was valued at $150,000.
j George Smith and his brother William are
now certain that they are two of the eight
heirs, and so is the cousin who ferreted them
out on Saturday. "Phil," however, was booked
for New Orleans for an engagement that he
could not cancel except going there personally.
He therefore, left on Saturday evening, fully
assured that he 11111 be back in this locality
bbortly to establish his claim to his share of the
property. The share of the two brothers will
make their family in this city nearly 540,000
"Phil" left to open a book on the New Or
leans races in conjunction with other friends.
It is important to him that he be present for
the first few days, ?a it is a new venture on the
part of almost all concerned in the new com
pany. He has a Dractical knowledge of the
runners that makes his presence valuable, and
alter -the business gets into running order he
expects to return.
"Raising trotting and running horses is not a
very unprofitable business,' said Senator
StocKbridge, of Michigari, a few days ago. The
Senator haa just returned from Michigan,
where be has a stock farm a few miles from
Kalamazoo. "One day 1 arranged with my
partner, Mr. Browne, to go out and look over
the stock. We started about 9 o'clock in the
morning, and when we arrived at the farm the
horses had all been fed and groomed. We got
out the pedigree book, and then carefully ex
amined every young animal on the place. Mr.
Browne would tell me the name of a colt, and
after n e had gone over his good points I would
put his value down on my inventory book, and
then let him runoff into the field. Well, after
I had entered all the horses, and set a very
moderate value upon them, in no case exceed
. ing the price which they would bring in any
open market, I found we had just $103,600
worth of horseflesh. Now see what a nice profit
ythat represents. We bought the farm threo
A Years ago and organized a stock company with
a capital of $75,000. We owe a few thousand
dollars for runninc expenses and things of
tbat kind, but all this is more thau offset by
the value of the farm. So that, deducting the
amount of the capital we put in, the profits in
three years, without any particular effort to
run the farm as a money-making concern, were
more than $100,000, which you see is more than
a. Senator's salary. Some horses raised on the
Kalamazoo stock farm have turned out to be
very valuable and very fast. Bell Boy, which
was purchased by Senator Stanford for S3.CO0,
and sold as a 2-year-old for $35,000, has just
lowered his record so tbat he is now in the 2:20
class, and he is only i years old."
The Boxinc Bnslness.
New" York, January d-Among the passen
gers of the City of Berlin, sailing for Liverpool
yesterday, was Jack Hjanis, the English light
weight pugilist. Talking of his recent fight
with McAuliffe, he eaia: "It paid, and paid
well, but it didn't pay me. My manager had
free control of the money, and according to his
returns there was $1,875 in that houe. Another
good jndge said that there was at least 52,500 in
"The eipenses were very light, and, as wo
dirided the money evenly, McAuliffe got $927
and I was to get the same. O'Brien handed
ic S300,wlth the explanation that the remainder
as eaten up by cipei ses. Btfore I left En
and Pony Moore gave me $100, so that mv
nafiaper only spent about KOfor me here. 1
lad no redress, as he had the money, and all I
jonld do was to give him a piece of my roiud.
Veen I get over to England I shall give bim a
.baracter that will settle him with pedestrians
.nd boxers hereafter."
Coburn Defeats Kennard.
Toledo, O., January 6. A prize fight be
ween Mike Coburn, of Manchester, England,
iBd Jim Kennard, a half-breed Indian, ot St
Paul, "Minn., took place this morning some
eight miles from this city, just across tho
Michigan line, for $100. The two men are light
weights. Nineteen ronnds were fought, under
Marquis of Quepnsnerry rules, the ring being
staked out In an old barn on account of the
rain. The battle was a hard-fought one, re
sulting in a victory for Coburn. A large crowd
was present from the city, leaving in backs at
sidnigbt with the utmost secrecy to elude the
jj. (It is long since Coburn lef tfEngland. It will
f V remembered that be had go here some
lCmeago with Jar- Hanlan.' The pair had
len in the East a long time previous to this,
ennard is the man whom little Hogan.of this
ty. defeated at Columbus. So much for
.dian and "English" terrors. Spoetiko Ed.
Genial Billee Taylor.
"Billee" Taylor, the cenial and efficient
(member of the baseball profession, will leave
Ithis city to-day for Cincinnati. Billee has three
or four pood offers in hand for next season, but
Bho is inclined to make inoniripn nnA hsvA thA
I benefit of advice from his friends before decid
ling: Billee will be a good investment for any
elub wanting bim.
LITTLE HUGHES KICKS.
Brooklyn' Small Pitcher Hoi Some Terr
Smiling Micey Hughes has come out boldly
and refused to sign a contract with the Brook
lyn club at the terms offered by the manage-ment-$2,600
for the season.
He was asked to call at the office of the club
a few days ago and a contract was offered him
made out for $2,000. He was also offered 600
in cash to make up the difference. When
Hughes looked at the figures in the contract
he asked how much additional money he was
to receive, and was told $600. Whcreunon
"Smiling Mickey" turned up his nose and said
"I'm worth as much as Caruthers, and if I
don't get it I don't play. See?" and he made
Last season Hughes pitched good ball and
was successful. He took part in 39 contests
and received $2,600, an average of SG6 68 per
game. Patrons of the sport looked upon him
as a little idol and made him believe that the
club couldn't get along without his services.
When spoken to on the subject an official of
the club said that Hughes was suffering from a
bad case of swelled head, and that as soon as
his cranium reached its normal size ho would
probably come around all right and talk busi
ness. He thinks that Hughes has been poorly
advised by alleged friends. Sporting Times.
feULLIVAN OFF FOR TORGNTO.
He .eny He Is Going on n Wild Gooso
Chnse, ns Ktlraln Wants Everything.
Bostoj., January 6. John L. Sullivan
started for Toronto at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
When his carriage reached the depot the
crowd cheered the champion, who acknowl
edged the compliment by lifting his hat
When he started to enter the depot the crowd
gathered around him and he had considerable
difficulty in reaching the car. The champion
said that he was confident he was going on a
wild goose chase. "They will want every
thing," he continued, "and we don't propose to
give it to them."
Jack Barnctt and Dan Murphy accompanied
him to Toronto. A the train rolled out Sulli
van came out on the platform and his appear
ance was the signal for a prolonged cheer from
A Toronto dispatch says: Parson Davies, of
Chicago, and W. E. Harding, of New York,
Richard K. Fox's right hand man. are at the
Jtossin House to-night in connection with ar
ranging to sign articles to-morrow for the bul-livan-Kilrain
fight. Both these represent Kil
rain. Nobody has. yet appeared on Sullivan's
OUR BOYS' PROSPECTS.
IUanagcr Lnng Explains What His Club In
tends to Do.
- William Lang, manager of the local base
ball team known as "Our Boys," talked in a
very business-like way last evening about the
club's programme or intentions for next season.
"We have been solicited to identify our
selves with the County League, but circum
stances prevent our doing so. While we have
a good team, our members have to work every
day and they cannot engage to fulfill any en
gagements until June, when they will prooably
be at liberty for two months. We can arrange
games with clubs outside the city that will be
more profitable to us than joining any league.
Last year we had more -applications than we
could comply with, and this year we will, I
think, have as good a team as there is iu
Western Pennsylvania, excentinc. ot course.
the full-fledged professionals. Dictz and Smith
will be our pitchers. nd they are good ones. I
hear that Zanesville is likely to disband. If
that is so we want to bny their uniforms. If
the Zanesville club will continue we will pur
chase the uniforms of the Erie club if it is to
A Bcmnrknble Performance.
One of the most remarkable performances to
wagon that we ever beard of Ttas related to us
not long since by Mr. Foster S. Palmer, who
developed General Knox, and for several
years wns the owner of Gideon, by Rysdyk's
Hatnbletonian. Mr. Palmer at one time
handled Cloudman, by Hiram Drew, and says
be could show as much speed as any trotter he
ever saw. At one time he gave Cloudman a
trial to road wagon, pulling two men,
Mr. Palmer and a Mr. Goodspeed.
The latter held the stop watch,
which, by the way, was a nice cold one, pre
sented by Golonel LanT to Mr. Palmer years
ago, and is still carried by him. Cloudman
went around the half-mile ring with the above
load in just 1:10. Although very speedy for a
half, he could not carry bis clip the mile, and
was never distinguished upon the turf, yet Mr.
Palmer assures us that he could, and did, hold
bis own In a brush down the straight stretch
with thoroughbred mare that ran a half on
the Skowhcgan (Me.) track in 1:02. His fastest
time for a mile trial was 226. Cultivator.
Another Test Case.
Haverhill, Mass., January 6. Cornelius
B. Murphy, the crack 'pitcher of the Syracuse
Stars for 1SSS, has retained the services of
William H. Moody, Esq., the most rising yonng
lawyer in this section of New England, and
formerly President of the New England
League, in a suit which he is to bring to obtain
his release from reservation. "Connie" claims,
and, his counsel thinks, with justice, that as he
signed with the Stars before tbey were ad
mitted as limited members of the national
agreement, at least so far as relates to the res
ervation clause, they have no right to prevent
his signing with whom be pleases. Mr. Moody
has already written to "Nick" Young in rela
tion to the matter, and, as "Connie" claims to
have received several better offers, Syracuse
is likely to lose its chief attraction.
Colnmbns Filling Its Ranks.
rSrECIALTELEGHAMTO THE DISPATCH.
COLUMBUS, O., January 6. The Columbus
club has purchased the release of McTammany
of Kansas City, and will sign him at once.
President Von der Abe, of St. Louis, is to bo
here to-morrow, and will offer three men, but
the local management will not likely want any
.of them. Incase Vonder Ahedoesnotunloaa,
arrangements have been made for the purchase
of Daily and Donnelly of Washington. Orr
has signed a contract for Columbus.
The Texas League has been organized.
Jack Sxeed has signed to play with Toledo.
Boston would like to trade Sam Wise for
AK offer of $6,000 has been refused for the
Wilkie Collins' pacer, Balsora Wilkes,
The American Association Schedule Com
mittee will meet at New York this week.
If Dick Conway, the pitcher, can secure his
release from Boston he will sign with Detroit
It is now definitely settled that Hamilton
will not have ajplub in the International League
The Sporting Times of this weok has an ex
cellent picture of Johnny Ward. Really it is
wortn looting at
Jack Eowe's last and onlyhopo is that the
Brotherhood will aid him. This is a very weak
reed to depend on.
Jack Chapman, late of the Buffalo club,
has been signed to manage Syracuse. The
latter club is lucky.
Now that Washington has parted with Short
Stop Fuller, it seems tbat President Hewitt is
certain that Ward will be a Senator.
There will be two glove fights at the Pelican
Club. Boston, this evening. One will be be
tween Paddy Duffy and Charley Gleason, and
the other between Frank Creedon, of Cork,
Ireland, and Jack Smith, of Boston.
Seven carloads or trotters will be shipped
from California to New York in February.
Three of them will be from the farm of L. J.
Rose, three from Mr. W. Corbitt's San Mateo
farm, and one from the breeding establish
ment of Mr. G. Valensiu.
JimMutrie and Fred Dunlap nearly came
to blows on the street in Philadelphia the other
day. Friends separated them and prevented a
fight Dtralap was in one of his rrankv moods
and "roasted" Gentle Jeemes as only "Dunnie"
can until forbearance ceased to be a virtue.
F. C. Bancroft is arrauging to place a nine
of Eastern ball players in the field against a
nine undefrtbc management of Charles E. Ma
son, of the Athletics, to play a series of indoor
games two in the State fair building. Phila
delphia, two in the Madison Square Garden,
New York, and two in the Mechmics' Institute
The Largest Tucnler In tbc Country.
The lessees of the Bijou Theater, R. M.
Gulick & Co., are taking steps to have their
handsome temple of amusement enlarged to
such an exteut that, by the beginning of
next season, it will be the largest theater in
the country. The ground floor is to be taken
out, and the entrance made even with the
street. An additional gallery will be built,
making three in all, which will give the
Bijou a seating capacity of 3,000 people.
A .New House of God.
The Elmer Street Presbyterian Chapel
was opened for public service for the first
time yesterday morning. Rev. W. P.
Shrom, D. D., conducted the services. The
week of prayer services will be conducted
by Rev. "W. V. Ralston, D. D., Dr. C. S.
McClelland and Professor H. T. McClel
land, D. D.
Is the One Causing a Deadlock in
the House of Representatives.
A PROPOSED CHANGE OP RULES
Stirs Up a Hornet's Nest and Makes Things
About as Lively as Can Be.
BLAINE HAS CALLERS ON THE SABBATH
'Who Couldn't Help Dropping In en the Supposed
The present fight which causes a deadlock
in the House is a queer one. Its influence
on the next Congress makes it important.
It is hard to see how it will be decided, as
the combatants arc mightily mixed, politi
cally. It ali hinges on a proposed change,
of rales, which, if adopted, would make a
precedent that the Fifty-first Congress would
doubtless make use of. Mr. Blaine's
political friends insisted in calling to see
him on Sunday some of them. Consnl
Astwood, who created such a scandal at St.
Domingo, is a colored holdover from a
rErZCIAL TELrOEAJI TO THE DISPATCH.
"Washington, January 6. The contest
going on in the House for several days has
a bearing upon events which are likely to
happen in the next Congress, and this will
have considerable influence in determining
the result of the attempt to change the rules
in order to get a vote in the Oklahoma bill
and the Pacific railroad funding bill.
The change of rules was -proposed at a
meeting of the Committee on Eules, by Mr.
Connon, of Illinois, and there was a tie
vote. Cannon and Reed voting to report
the resolution favorably, and Randall and
Mills against it. Mr. Carlisle, the filth
member of the committee, voted with the
Republicans, saying that he could see no
harm that could come of it, and its adoption
by the House would bring about a vote on
the Oklahoma bill which had stood in the
way of all other business on suspension days
for several months.
Mr. Randall did not assign the reasons
for his opposition, but aside from bis opin
ions, whatever they may be, in regard to the
Oklahoma and Pacific railroad bills, he ob
jects to making the precedent of changing
the rules iu order to reach a vote upon a
particular question. This is whatthe Re
publicans did in the Forty-seventh Congress
by the aid of arbitrary and unprecedented
ruling by Mr. Keifer, for the purpose of
overcoming opposition to their scheme for
turning out enough Democrats to give the
Republicans a safer majority..
in the iity-hrst Congress the same condi
tions will exist, and they are likely to pur
sue the same course, especially if 'they suc
ceed in making a precedent in this Demo
cratic Congress that will be directly applica
ble to the needs of their situation in the
next Congress. They can only succeed now
by the aid of a considerable number of Dem
ocrats, because some of the Republicans are
making a bitter fight against changing the
rules, solely for the reason that they wish to
prevent the two bills that are objectionable
to them from coming to a vote. They say
the project is a scheme in the interest of
land speculators and the Pacific railroads,
and they will use every parliamentary
means to prevent a vote on either bill.
The controversy is to be renewed to-morrow.
The fieht is led on one side by Mr.
Reed, of Maine, and Mr. Springer, who are
supported by most of the Republicans and
some of the Democrats who favor the Okla
homa and Pacific railroad bills. The oppo
sition is led by Anderson, of -Kansas, An
derson, of Iowa, and Barnes, of Georgia,
who are followed by a few Republicans who
oppose the two bills above mentioned, and
by'many Democrats who agree with Ran
dall that the proposed change of rules is
impolitic and inexpedient Altogether, it
is a queer fight.
BLAINE IIA8 SUNDAY CALLERS.
Some Importunate Politicians Couldn't Walt
to See Him To-dar.
rSFECIAI. TELEGltAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
"Washikgtoit, January 6. 2Ir. Blaine
passed a very quiet day, although he re
ceived the calls of several politicians who
could not wait until the Sabbath was over
to whisper a few words into his ear. To
night Mr. Blaine and his friend Mr. Phelps
entertained at dinner Mr. and Mrs. B. H.
"Warder. This afternoon Mr. Blaine and
Mr. Phelps took a long walk out toward the
hills near Rock creek, and on their return
passed down Connecticut avenue, the favor
ite Sunday promenade. There were a great
many people on the avenue, and almost
every one seemed to recognize Mr. Blaine
and turned to get a second loot at him.
Mr. Phelps often stopped to shake hands
with acquaintances, and their progress to
ward their hotel was very slow.
Mr. Blaine was much interested in the
statue of Admiral Dupont, which is in the
center of the circle named after the old
naval hero, and he critically examined it
This circle is'immediately in front of Mr.
Blaine's big house, and it has been im
proved and the statue placed on it since he
was last in the city.
COT BY A CLDB.
A Pretty Toting Woman Snnbbed for Some
16FECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, January 6. The Sunday
Capital, of this morning, publishes the fol
lowing: The new year is auspiciously inaugurated by
a genuine sensation over the details of which
society is at present all agog. The interesting
topic, which is discussed with all the pros and
cons at the clubs and in the social world gen
erally, Is to the effect tbat last week a promi
nent young society man, a member of the
Bachelors' Cotillon Club, requested that an
invitation for the first german, given Thurs
day evening, be extended to the pretty young
wife of a wealthy man who has recently
leased a handsome house in the fashionable
west end section of the city. Tho request
after receiving dr.e deliberation, was unani
mously refused. This prompt and summary
refusal so incensed the gentleman preferring
the request that he at once resigned from the
club. The reason of the club for such insult
ing action does not transpire, beyond certain
vague rumors of an unpleasant jjtory in regard
to the lady during her residence abroad, prior
to coming to Washington. The matter lias
created a great stir, and it is more than likely J
mat me cuminiuee wnu reiusea ine invitation
will be required to state the grounds on which
the refusal was based.
OUT OF THE COUNTRY,
Bnt Determined Not to be Forsotlon
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TnTS DISPATCH.
"Washington, January 6. The Sunday
Herald, of this city, has the following this
morning, in relation to Consul Astwood, of
St. Domingo, who is assisting a showman to
secure possession of the hones of Columbus
for a museum exhibit:
How it happens that Mr. H. C. C. Astwood
still fills the place and' draws the salary of the
United States Consul, is One of the astonishing
features of the present administration. Mr.
H. C. C. Astwood made his deputin public life
as a Republican member of the Louisiana Leg
islature when that body waSTtepubllcan, and
chiefly composed of citizens of African descent.
His genins for politics and legislative work
(chiefly evinced in yelling at the top of his
voice: "Mr. Spcakab, I rise to a pint of
nrdab,") endeared him to the Speaker of the
House to such a degree that that functionary
besought ex-Governor and United States
Senator Kellogg to "get that bowling negro
something that would take him out of the
country.'r I don't know whatdeadly wrong St.
Domingo hadjdone to Governor Kellora that
ie took such a revenge as unloading H.GC.
Asiwugu upon mat neipiess coiorea metropolis.
But he did it. r
AN ELECTRIC FRAUD.
(Continued from First Page.)
in the room whatever-bare walls, one window
looking on the street and ono door.
FOOLED BY THE PROFESSOR.
The room was examined most critically. The
window was sealed effectually. The barrel of
raw sugar was taken into the room, together
with a clean empty barrel to receive the refined
sugar. The professor gave the parties the
selection from over 20 different sizes. The
parties then left tho room, locked tho door,
and remained outside or in the adjoining room
on guard. When the process was through
(the time averaging 1 hours), the 'door
was opened, and the parties re-entered
the room, and there was exhibited
to them a barrel of refined sugar of
the size which had been selected, and the
empty barrel in which the raw sugar had been.
The parties then made another searching ex
amination of tho room and window. On one
of these occasions the professor threw off ono
corner ot tno sneer, exposing pari ox me ma
chine not however, enough or for a snfficient
time to give any idea of its construction, but
sufficient to demonstrate the machine was
there, and that electricity must be a prominent
feature of the process. On another occasion,
it being suggested that possibly there might be
some refined sugar concealed in the table
(which its very construction rendered impos
sible, except to a very small quantity), the
weight of the table was tested, and all parties
were satisfied on this point In short, every
possible precaution was taken to test the de
monstrations in every way.
There is a lot more like this, with this for
I would only say in conclusion, that from two
years' constant daily intercourse with the pro
fessor, being at his house almost daily, and
having hadlbe mostintimate relations with his
family, and having availed myself of the oppor
tunities thus offered of testing the good faith
of the parties, and carefully watching every
circumstance, I am as satisfied as I know that
the sun rises and sets daily that the Professor
does by his process accomplish all that is
THE MORIER MIX.
German Ncvrspnpers Tnlflnir Side on the
Charge of Forgery.
" Beklin, January 6. The Post practi
cally accuses Sir R. D. Morier of forgery.
It says: "The wonderful jargon of the Ba
zaine letter, bristling with Anglicisms and
solecisms, cannot possibly have been written
by a Frenchman. Its language startled the
Parisians, but as they desired to exonerate
Morier at any cost, they overcame the diffi
culty in a mgniy characteristic lasmon.
To effect their object they simply com
The Journal Dei Sebats quietly touch
ed up the letter from beginning to
end, just as a French, professor would
correct an essay written by an En
glish school boy, and then presented it to its
French readers with the text perfect in form
and diction." The Post prints two versions
of the letter. The JTofat'scfta Zeitung,
which first published the original charges
against Morier, intimates that the letter
conveys the impression that it was written
by an Englishman and that only the signa
ture is Bazaiue's.
The Vossiche Zeitung says: "This new ac
cusation against Morier is one of such ex
ceeding enormity that it can only fill Ger
man readers with a ieeling of profound
shame. Unless proof of its justness is im
mediately tendered, the charges can hardly
fail to have an almost infuriating effect upon
The Weser Zeitung deplores the "palpa
ble animosity" displayed in the publication
of the charges, and says: "Such an odious
accusation should only have been brought
after a careful examination had furnished
irrefragable proof, or at least substantial
grounds for suspicion. Was this broken
man, Bazaine, a witness whose statements,
ranging as they did beyond all probability,
should have been believed without farther
ado? It is much to be regretted that, the
Foreign Office having declined to speak) the
settlement of the dispute is left to the press.
At any rate, the impression appears to pre
vail that the Kolnische Zeitung was enabled
to utilize,and did utilize, semi-official sources
THE REMEDIES FOE DIY0RCE.
A New York Kabul Would nnro All Per
jurers Properly Punished,
EFXCXAI. TTLEGBAM TO THE DISPATCB.1
New York, January 6. The subject of
Sunday's lecture at the Temple Emanuel,
on Fifth avenue, this morning, was
"Marriage and Divorce." Dr. Joseph
Silverman preached. He thought the
necessity of divorce was grounded
on the imperfections of human nature. The
integrity of society, however, was threatened
by the frequency with which divorces
were sought and the ease with
which they were obtained. A remedy
had been suggested that the various State's
of the Union empower Congress to enact a
uniform law of marriage and divorce.
Dr. Silverman said one remedy for di
vorce would be for society to regard mar
riage as a sacred and divine thing. The
final remedy was in the State, which should,
make marriage more respected by the
enactment of proper laws. "I would have
the entrance to marriage more sacredly
guarded, and then divorces will take care
of themselves," he said. "I defy any law
tot create fidelity between the man
and woman, except the law of love." I
would have candidates for matrimony ex
amined as to their fitness to enter the rela
tion, and punish those as perjurers who
were not true to their vows."
Two of His Supporters Elected fie Cheers
the Panama Shareholders.
Paris, January 6. In the Department
of Somme to-day General Montaudon (Bou
langist) was elected a member of the Cham.
ber of Deputies by a majority ot 7,539. In
the Department . of Charente, in Feiieure,
M. Duport (Boulangist) was elected by a
majority of 9,449 over the Republican can
General Boulanger, in addressing a depu
tation of Panama bondholders, which waited
upon him to-day, said: "You may rest as
sured of my support. I do not desire to
enter on the discussion of Bourse questions,
but I know that in regard to the Panama
enterprise, the Government and Chambers
morally entered into engagements which
they Have not fulfilled." Thereupon the
General subscribed for 23 additional shares
of the canal stock.
At the Republican Congress to-day at
which M..Clemenceau was present, 234 of
of the 370 persons attending the meeting
voted for M. Jacques, the President of the
Council of the Seine, as a candidate for the
vacant Paris seat in the Chamber of Depu
ties. M. Jacques was then proclaimed,
amid applause, the sole candidate against
SI0EE CIY1L SERT1CE EULES.
Examinations Simplified nnd Old Soldiers
nod Sailors Provided For.
"Washington, January 6. The Civil
Service Commission has prepared, and the
President has approved, a. series of rules
which' are to govern admission to and
changes in the railway mail service.
Rule 1 extends thee rules to all persons
except the General Superintendent and his as
sistant. Rule 2 provides that clerk examinations
shall inclnde not more than the following sub
jects: Orthography, reading, addresses, copy
ing, penmanship, arithmetic, letter writing and
the geography of the United States. The age
limitations for examination are 18 and 35 years,
except as to honorably discharged soldiers and
sailors,' there shall be at least one board in
each Territory, and not less than two in each
State, except Rhode-'Island and Delaware.
Competitors must have attained a general aver
age of not less than 70, on a basis of 100: though
with soldiers and sailors 63 will be sufficient.
Rule 4 provides that vacancies shall be filled
by prdmotion. All appointmentsshall be made
for a probationary term of six montbs,attheend
of which time a probationer may be absolutely
appointed or discharged accor.lin; to his record.
Rule 5 authorizes transfers from the classified
railway mail service to any classified postofflce
and vice versa.
There was a big crowd of Pittsburg boys
at the Union Depot last night going back
to the Eastern colleges after their holiday
STANDARD OIL IS HIT.
A Startling: Statement Given to the
Public From New York. '
TRUST CERTIFICATES DECLINING,
Oil Production Threatens to Fall Belotr
tho Demand and
EUSSIA IS A GREAT COMPETITOR.
Resident Eocxefeller Feds Ho Apprehension and
Talks About Ohio Oil.
Bankruptcy may be a long way off for the
Standard Oil Trust, bnt a weak spot has
been found in the monopoly. During the
past six months its certificates have steadily
declined fn value. Two reasons seem to be
the decreased production of oil in Pennsyl
vania and the inability to nse the oil found
in the Ohio field for illuminating purposes.
For another thing the competition of Rus
sian oil may become too strong to meet.
New Toek, January 6. The TFor'd asks:
Is the Standard OilTrust, the greatest mo
nopoly in America, going to ruin? The
certificates of the trust are not listed on the
Stock Exchange, and transactions in them
are by either private contract or public auc
tion. A regular sale for stocks and bonds
is held at the Real Estate. Exchange every
"Wednesday. Following is a record of the
sales of Standard Oil Trust for the past six
JulvS-By order of the administrator of the
estate of Charles Allardyce, deceased, 2
September 19 For account of whom it may
concern, 24 shares - 1733
November 21 -For account of whom imiay
concern, 100 shares 175
November 28 For account of whom It may
concern, 415 shares 170
December 5-By order of the executor of the
estate or Haroia uoiiner, aeceasea, 'M
For account of whom it may concern, 36a
shares . 155..
December 19-liy order of trustee, 100, shares. 165
For account .of whom it may concern, 4CO
snares : .'wtks) "Vb
Decern her "8 For account of whom it may
concern, 75 shares 1M
January 2 For account of whoa It may con
cern, 150 shares 16-
The market value of the Standard Oil
Trust certificates has decreased in value
15 points, or 15 a share, during the past
six months, and 8 points, or ?8 a share, in
the past five weeks. There is something
startling in the descent, which has been an
A reporter yesterdav afternoon called
upon John D. Rockefeller, the President of
the Standard Oil Trust, in the Standard
building, Broadway, near Bowling Green,
"There has been a noticeably large number of
rales of Standard Oil Trust shares recently and
the price has gone down. What is tbc explana
tion of these transactions and the change in
"The certificates have been put up for sale
by the person who owned them and bid in by
him. This gentleman desires to buy additional
certificates. On Wednesday he bid 162 for 150
shares at the Real Estate Exchange. The next
day be bonght 1,000 shares at 170. This was a
"Will vou let me have the name of the per
son who is manipulating the price of the
"I hardly think I ought to," said Mr. Rocke
feller, as a smile crossed bis face.
"Does the condition of the Standard Oil
Trust warrant lower prices for the shares?"
"No, the trust pays 3 per cent quarterly on
its capital of a little over $90,000,000. The
dividend used to be less, but was increased, at
different times, to the present amount. The
condition of the trust was never better than at
"How do you regard the outlook for the
"The trust's prospects are fair. Future con
ditions, in fact, look quito as favorable as the
"The production of oil In Pennsylvania has
greatly diminished. Suppose it falls below tho
demands, will not your business of storing and
piping it be seriously affected 7"
"Ot late the production has shown somewhat
of an increase, and the pastyear was the banner
year, so iar as the demand was concerned."
"Then you are not apprehensive about the
futnre of the trust?"
"Not at all."
"Your interests in the Ohio oil fields are un
derstood to be very great. Can Ohio oil be con'
verted into kerosene to supply any deficiency
in the Pennsvlvania product?"
"We have not yet found a means of convert
ing it into illuminating oil."
"Wbat is tho difficulty you have encoun;
"There is too much sulphurous matter in it"
"WHERE THE STANDARD IS LOSING.
The Standard Oil Trust controls by owner
ship companies which collect, store, trans
?ort and refine petroleum. Tho national
ransit Company, belonging to it, handles
the oil produced in Pennsylvania. It now
holds 10,000,000 barrels less than it did one
year ago. It used to receive from 42 to SO"
cents a day per 1,000 barrels for storage.
"Within two years'the charge has been re
duced to 25 cents. So, not only is the
amount of'oil handled greatly reduced, but,
in addition, the revenue on the smaller busi
ness is cut down one-hulf. There has also
been a slight reduction in the charge for
No wells are owned by tho Standard in
Pennsylvania. Bnt when the Lima oil field
was opened in Ohio the Standard secured
control ot it. During the past year the
Buckeye Pipe Line, owned by the Standard,
has received from the wells nearly 9,000,000
barrels of oil. This oil cannot be success
fully or economically converted into a re-t
fined product. It is used chiefly for fuel.
and is piped in large quantities from Lima
to Chicago. It is a veryejFective fuel, being
clean and easily handled, and very much
cheaper than coal.
But what the Standard wants is to find a
way to utilize the Ohio oil as an illuminat
ing fluid, which would 'vastly increase its
value. It constructed a large r,efinery at
Lima two years ago to make kerosene out of
this oil, but so lar no method has been
found that proved successful, The future,
however, may reveal some process by which
the Ohio oil can be converted into as perfect
an illuminant as the Pennsylvania product.
The National Transit Companv at the
present time holds 18,000,000 barrels of oil,
and this amount is being reduced 750,000 to
1,000,000 banels a mouth owing to the ex
cess of consumption over production. Four
years ago it held 36,000,000 barrels. If the
entire exhaustion of the visible supply
should be reached the Standard's immense
pipe lines and tanks would be worth 'no
more than junk. It is said that already
some of the paraphernalia of the trust has
been transferred irom the East to Ohio.
COMPETITION 'WITH RUSSIAN OIL.
The Standard has complete control of the
market for refined oil andmust watch care
fully the inroads on its European territory
by Russian oil. On the ground at Baku,
where it is produced, Russian oil sells very
cheaply, but its transportation to Europe is
an important fa'ctor, for it has to go by rail
60 miles to Batoum, on the Black Sea, and
thence by water to the United Kingdom and
the Continent. As it is not always easy for
vessels' in the oil-carrying trade to obtain
return cargoes, the expense is considerably
preater than tne transportation irom .New
York to the same market, which is about
the same distance. A London company
has one or two tank steamers in the trade,
and is constructing another. So far the
Russian oil has sold slightly under the
American product. European buyers, how
ever, prefer American oil, which is a trifle
superior. The matter of transportation has
become a serious one. The ocean rates this
year are higher than they have been in a
long time before, and almost double what
they were one'year ago. The reason is that
the ocean carrying trade is id excess of the
vessel room. This situation naturally en
hances the value of petroleum delivered ,in
Europe. Still the Russian oil trade prob
ably suffers as much from the higher charges
as the American. '
The Standard, in order to maintain con
trol of the European market, has organized
a sub-company in London called the Anglo
American Oil Company. It is thus enabled
todeal directly with the buyers and save
the commissions heretofore paid to brokers
and snipping agents.
PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OP OIL.
The following figures show the production
and shipments (consumption) of oil in the
years named. They are official returns of
the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum Ex
change. The figures for December, 1888,
are necessarilv estimated, but they make
very little difference in the actual totals.
The figures represent barrels:
18SI a17M,510 21,053,902
1835 21.225,203 24,066,101
18S6 26,043.615 28.398.483
1837 21,819,207 27,347,!3
1333 16,mt5 26,459,694
The amonnt in store December 31, 1887,
was 28,357,112 barrels, and the amount De
cember 31, 1888 (estimated), was 18,500,000
END 0J A EOMAflCE.
Gllmore's Hnmlsomest Italian Musician
Edncntes a Fair American Girl and
Marries Her, but Loses Her
by a Divorce.
SPECIAL TELIGRi-M TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, January 6. Until a few
weeks ago the soprano of the Unitarian
Church', at Fifth avenue arid Forty-fifth
street, was the wife of the first cornetist of
Gilmore's Band. This musical union -is
now disbanded, and Angelo de Carlo, th
cornetist, and Ella Louise de Carlo, J the
church singer, are two. The wife has got
an absolute divorce.
The husband and wife first met abont a
dozen years ago, when Angelo de Carlo ar
rived in this western world from Italy, and
found a boarding place in the house of a
carpenter in Jersey City. De Carlo was a
tall man, with a fine figure and a handsome,
dark face. He is even now the-handsomest
man in Gilmore's Band.
The carpenter's daughter was not so good
looking lor a woman as the carpenter's
boarder was or a man, but she was prettier
than most girls, and being fair, naturally
attracted the dark Italian. He was so much
of a musician that he could not permit such
a gift as she had to remain uncultivated,
and he accordingly had her take singing
lessons under the best masters.
A friend who spoke for him yesterday said
that he at one time paid as mpch as $5 for a
half-hour lesson, and in addition to thus
having her voice cultivated, educated her in
other respects and made her his equal. He
was earning a comparatively large income,
and when he finally asked her to marry him
she was earning &10 a week with her voice,
or as much as he earned with his cornet.
They were married fu November, 1878.
The went to live at 211 East Fifty-seventh
street. A child was born to them, but died.
The wife got the divorce' on testimony im
plicating De Carlo with a female servant in
the house. He did not defend the suit.
A General Increase In Clearances. With
Pittsburg Iloldlne Her Own.
Bostoh, January 6. -The following
table, compiled from dispatches to the Pott
from the managers of the leading clearing
houses of the United States shows the gross
exchanges lor the week ended Saturday,
January 5, 1889, with rates per cent of
increase or decrease, in comparison with the
amounts for the corresponding week last
New York J7ffi, 790,117
Boston t 101, 3W, 797
St. Lool 19.K5.I30
San Francisco 16.(C7,739
Jew Orleans 12,HS7.
Cincinnati , 11,377.900
Kansas CUV 8,497,6?
Jllnncaoolls i 609,432
IndlanaDolIs 1.803. 605
New Haven. .'.... 3.417.927
St. Joseph 1,66.1,202
(.rand Kaplds 6fJ7,972
Untslde Sew l'orfc.
. .1,045, 024, B74
The West Virginia Legislature Democratic
on a Joint Ballot.
ISFECIII. TELEGRAM TO TUE DISPATCH.l
Chaelestojt, "W. Va., January 6. The
State Senate stands, Republicans, 13; Dem
ocrats, 12, and Union Labor, 1. It now
seems to be pretty well Settled that Senator
Bob Carr, the Union Labor member, will
be made President of the Senate by the Re
publicans, and in the event that Goff is in
augurated as Governor and afterward
elected United States Senator, Carr will
succeed to the office of Governor for four
years to come. The Republicans need
Carr's vote and hope to secure it by this
If he votes with them it will leave" a
Democratic majority of one on joint ballot,
but as there are two other Union Labor
members who are counted with the Demo
crats, bat who state thev are free to vote as
they please, the Republicans claim that
they will probably overcome this. The sit
uation is decidedly interesting, both sides
apparently being confident.
A Proposition to Nailers.
The nailers of. Bellaire, O., who have
been idle for the past six months, are con
sidering a proposition to go to work in a
mill in one of the gas towns in the "Western
part of the State. They can eithef become
stockholders or take positions without stock.
Unless affairs at the Bellaire Nail "Works
assume a rosy hue within a few days, it is
likely that Bellaire will lose a number of
Teachers to Sleet at Altoonn,
Superintendent D. S. Keith, of Altoona,
T. A. Snyder, of Lehigh; S. X. Snyder, of
Reading; M. G. Brumbaugh, of Hunting
don, and Principal J. H. Michener, of
Philadelphia, composing the' Executive
Committee of the Pennsylvania State
Teachers' Association, met in Harrisburg
last Saturday and filed July 9, 10 and 11 of
this ve'ar for the meeting of" the association
at Aitoona. .
Cardinal Mnnnlmr on the Public School.
London, January 6. Cardinal Manning
has prepared an exhaustive paper on the
American public school system, based on
statistics of Montgomery. The Cardinal
strongly favors parental as opposed to pub
lic school control. The paper will soon be
published concurrently in England and
Declnrcd Against Chicago Dressed Beef.
J)ATTON, O., January 6. The Butchers'
Association of this valley in annnal session
to-day resolved to suppoit the Butchers'
National Protective Association of the
United States in a struggle against the
big four dressed beef companies. A public
meeting is to be called.
How r Sharper Concealed Bli Wealth.
Newark, O., January 6. Earnest Rein
hart was arrested here to-day for forging the
name of O. T. Brown to a check and secur
ing goods on the same. When seached he
bad money between his toes, in his mouth
and in his necktie. He also had a ticket to
The Pope Prnien Tuelr Fortitude.
Dublin, January 6. A letter from the
Pope was read to-day in the churches of the
diocese of Down and Connor, sympathizing
with the Irish people in their present suffer
ing and praising their marvelous fortitude.
EVERT INCH 1 LADY..:
The Adulafion of a Nation Has Not
Changed Mrs. Cleveland.
A VERT ODD LITTLE WOMAN
Has Haunted 'the Corridors of
. Capito'l for Years.
GREAT HEN SHE HAS MET IU HEIiDAT.
How a Mer Sent an Englishman to the Whlta
Home for Exclmirs Quarters.
"Washington, January 6. Almost
every army and navy officer statioued in
"Washington was present at the New Year
reception at the White House on Tuesday.
As they filed through the Blue Room their
dark'gold-adorned uniforms formed a strik
ingand picturesque contrast with the bril
liant toilets of Mrs. Cleveland and the wives
and daughters of the Secretaries. As the
body of handsome, well-groomed men poured
into the great East Boom, and mingled with
the gayly-dressed crowds alreaay assembled
there, the picture presented was like that of
an enormous, and dazzling Kaleidoscope.
Mrs. Clevelandlooked remarkably well, the
excitement of the occasion lending a bril
liant color to her cheek and. a glinting
sparkle to her eye.
The scenes on New Year's Day inevitably
remind me of the first 'great official recep
tion at the "White House in. which Mrs.
Cleveland participated. It was the Presi
dent's receptiqn to the Diplomatic Corps in
January. 1887. It was Mrs. Cleveland's
first experience of these great affairs, and
this fact lent an additional interest to the
occasion. Every man and woman of note
in the citv anneared at the Executive Man
sion that night, anxious to see how its new
mistress would bear the ordeal.
A CHAEMING "WOMAN.
It was near the close of the reception
when a friend, who knew Mrs. Cleveland
intimately, asked me if I wouldn't like to
meet her. I had already received her
cordial hand-clasp early inhe evening, as
had the thousands of other guests. I was
presented to Mrs. Cleveland at a propi
tious moment. The last of the guests had
arrived, and the receiving party was
temporarily "relieved from the pressure of
hands, which had been going on for hours.
"You must be very tired," I said, "after
two hours' of standing and shaking hands
with several thousand people."
"On the contrary," said Mrs. Cleveland,
"I feel as I did when a schoolgirl, as the
first tired feeling wore away in the middle
of a dancing night I feel as though I
could keep it up till morning. They did
have it, you know,'" she went on, "that
we were going to have dancing at the
White House, but I hardly think we will
I was impressed with the genuine, unaf
fected manner lying beneath so .much
womanly charm. It was no small task for a
young girl to stand for several hours, the
very locus point of 4,000 people, themselves
full of pomp and circumstance and self
evidently on drawingroom dress parade.
That which was so noticeable and notable
two years ago was just as noticeable on
Tuesday last. The adulation of mighty na
tion has caused no change. Unaffectedness
and genuineness are still this gracious
A CAPITOL CHAKACTEE.
Washington has again become the Mecca
of tonrists. They throng the corridors of
the great Capitol building and fill the gal-'
leries of the House and Senate. Washing
ton people very seldom come Ufihe Capitol
to listen to a debate. It must be of especial
significance to attract them. There' are oc
casions when the negro population is drawn
to the Capitol. It becomes in winter what
the police court of a large city is a refuse
from the cold. The galleries of the two
Houses are a good thermometer. "When
they are filled with-black faces, it is safe to
wager that the air without is at least brisk,
if not biting.
An odd figure, and one that attracts a
great deal of attention from visitors to the
jajJlkUl, OkUUUO UGU1UU IU6 UUfclUU bUUUtd JU
the passage between- Statuary Hall and the
main rotunda. . A little, old woman, dressed
in queer red and black clothing, with a
strange little bonnet perched on the top of
her gray head, smiles and nods at the passers-by,
chattering to herself the while, and
calling out to the members of Concress and
pages, all of whom know her and have a
pleasant word for her. Ko one to look on
Aunt Clara, as she is known, would think
that she had once been a handsome woman
and the associate of some of the most dis
tinguished men in the political history of
America. It was many years ago when
Aunt Clara first came to "Washington. She
was yonng then, and beautiful, and she
knew intimately Calhoun and Benton, Clay
and Daniel Webster. Not long before the
war she went to New Orleans, where She es
tablished a millinery business. She pros
pered there, but the war broke out, and as
she proved loyal to the North, all her world
ly goods were forfeited and she was obliged
to leave the city, with her children, a
refugee, pennijess and dependent. Her
trouble undermined her reason and
she has never been perfectly sane since.
Somehow she got back to Washington, but
those who had known her, and who could
have befriended her in, other years, were
gone, one naa not 10s; ner memory oitnem,
however, and she used to come into the Cap
itol day after day and sit in the gallery of
the Senate wiving a little silk flag.
ANNOYED THE SENATORS.
Her presence there was annoying to those
on the floor, but no effort of the officers ot
the Senate could prevent her daily visit and
this exhibition of her patriotism, finally
several of the Senators Charles Sumner
among them interested themselves more
particularly in her welfare, and
obtained permission for her to set
up a little notion stand in one
of the corridors. She did not cease her
visits to the gallery; she has not ceased them
yet. Scarcely a day passes that she does
not come into the galleryreserved for ladies,
and sit down in one of the niches in the
wall, which wereKI think, intended for
statuary. Hers is a grotesque figure, out
lined against the tinted wall of the gallery,
and it always attracts attention. She does
not remain in the gallery long, but trots
out presently and returns to her little
stand. Shs was removed a great many
years ago to the House side of the Capitol,
but she still affects a preference for the Sen
Aunt Clara is not poor now. She has
made enough money by the sale 'of photo
graphs, guide book3 and trinkets, to send
her son to Yale College and her daughter on
a trip to Enrope. She can often be seen at
the theaters and her evening costume is of a
more subdued tone than the dress she wears
at the Capitol. She is an interesting old
lady in a way and can tell interesting anec
dotes of Washington before the war, but it
is not an easy thing'to bring her out. "When
she becomes thoroughly acquainted with
you, she develops an unpleasant habit of
throwing herself.into your arms or ot mani
festing her affection in some other very
HE WASTED EXCLUSIVE QUARTERS.
Mr. Powers, the well-known comic opera
comedian who plays he jester in the
"Yeomen of the Guard" Companyperpe
trated quite a little joke just before the
arrival of the company in town last week.
It is customary for the advance agents of
theatrfcal or operatic companies to obtain
the prices of the different hotels in each
city and send this information back to the
manager of the company, so that selection
of residence may be made"by the principals
and members of the chorus. By some acci
dent the list of "Washington hotels did not
reach the, "Yeomen of the Guard" Com
pany, and many members of the company
were about to visit Washington for the first
time. Said one of the men, an Englishman,
to Mr. Powers as the train was approaching
"Tell me whereto stop in "Washington,
old chap? Of course yon have been there'
before, but I have not, don't vou know."
"I didn't know anything about it," said
Powers, "until you mentioned it. Let me
see, there are several hotels in "Washington;
there is "Wiilard's. of historic renown; tho
Arlington, where President Cleveland rest
ed before he was inaugurated, and where
President-elect Harrison will dwell befors
taking the oath that will make him Chief
Magistrate. Then there is the Hotel
Chamberlain, famous for its exquisite cui
sine. "Welcker's, too, is a favorite resort
fof the more prominent members of
the profession. Bat as vou are
going to the capital of the. United
States for the first time I would suggest that
you try the most exclusive place in town.
Very few professional." stop there, but soma
of the best Known and most noteworthy men
in the country are regularly seen in its
corridors. I have never remained there over
night, as I stay with friends during my
visits to the capital, but I "always drop in
and glance over the portraits in the picture
gallery and take a turn around the green
house." Ij'Picture gallery, greenhouse. "Why, that
rouf t be a doocid fine place. I suppose the
rate is pretty stin r
"Yes, rather; but if yon tell them who you
are I think they would makea three or four-dollar-a-day
"Oh, I could stand that for a week," said
the innocent seeker for information. "What
did vou say the name of the hotel was, old
"It is called the "White House. Any cab
driver in "Washington will know where to
take you. Just mention my name and don't
let them bluff yon at the door. They are
very cheeky so'me times, especially if they
don't know you."
It is said that on that same day a badly-used-up
person who looked like an English
man was seen to fly down the flagged .walk
leading from the portico of the Executive.
Mansion of Pennsylvania avenue, vociferat
ing for a cab to take him and his trunk
away from the most "exclusive place in
CfinfA BULLDOZING EOEEA.
The Celestials Demand That the King of
Koren be Deposed. ,
San Francisco, January 6. The Japan
Eefald, received here by the steamer City
of Pekin to-day, has advices from Seoul,
I under the date of December 6, to the effect
that the Chinese government has submitted
three demands to the Korean government,
and threatens that if the latter shows any
disposition to object to them, measures will
be taken to force the Koreans to acquiesce.
The demands were that the King be deposed
and the Crown Prince be elected instead,
with his father-as Regent; that Korea shall
declare herself to all treaty powers to be a
dependency of China, and that Chinese offi
cers be placed at Fusiu, Juensanand Jen
chuan to exercise diplomatic functions.
The Korean Premier niemoralized the
King, remonstrating against such courses
and at the same time offering his resigna
tion. Judge Denny, the King's confiden
tial adviser, also wrote a letter to the King,
in which he stated that on the day when
China attains her objects as regards Korea,
both nations will have been brought under
the rule of other powers.
For Western Penn
sylvania, West Ftr-
. . jjiniaflnd' OA"o,e?ar-
ing weather, nearly
ture, winds becoming
Pittsburg, January 8, 1S89.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes tbo following.
70 A. Jf.
.Maximum temp.... 43
Minimum temp 37
10:OO P. M
, 5.5 tu a fall of 0.0 feet latba
rSFICTAL TZLIORAJI TO TBI DISPiTCnil
Mokoautown Kiver 6 feet 1 Inch and
stationary. Weather cloudy. 'Thermometer 3d3
Brownsviixe River 6 feet 9 inches and
rising. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 40 at
Warrex River 1 8-10 feet and falling.
Weather cloudy and mild.
I feel like toying
tomtthing BAD I
BOOTS AND SHOES DRESSED TOH '
NEVER GET HARD AND STIFF,
Alwars look neat. EqniDrgoodfOTMan',Women'i
or Child's Shoes. Ko bl&ckicg brash required, and
tha pdishing is donom threo mhxntea without labor.
WATERPROOFand warranted to preserve
leather, and keeps it soft tad durable.
Sold by Shoe Stores, Grocers, Druggists, io.
Try it on your Harness.
WOLFF & RANDOLPH. PHILADELPHIA.
no yon Salter with Dyspepsia?
VOU can De qnlckly cared!
Pimply use the D. K. Tablets.
plenty testimonials to these facts.
Cvery case of indigestion and
bangs and tortures of Sick Headache
Cnrely and speedily relieved.
In no case will they fail.
A cure guaranteed always if the
aronscd. Price, 25 and SO cents a box. Hailed
anywhere for the mone v.
DOOLITTLE & SMITH, Selling Agents,
21 and 2G Tremont street, Boston, Mass.
For sale by Geo. A. KeUy & Co., Pittsburg.
Medal of Excellence
his recently been awarded to
BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE, OF NEW-.
YORK, - -
The Jndges of award being DR3. DAVEN-.
PORT, WOODWARD and MTT.TjKR, threa -prominent
dentists of New York City. . ,
Examine its construction. Ascertain ttsre-tf-
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sults and you will useno other. . SWSImkr',
A Perfect Polisher. Thorough deaiiot- j
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