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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATpH, TUESDAY, JAJSTOARY 8, 1889..
The Mysterious Checker Play
er Likely to Come Here.
HE CHALLENGES J. P. BEED.
A Straight Challenge to Owners of
Local Trotting Youngsters.
THE CODKTI LEAGUE ALL EIGHT.
Asa Brainerd the Old Time Ball Hajer
GEKEEAL SPORTING NEWS OP THE DAI
Pittstrargers will likely have a novelty in
checker playing during this winter.
"Ajeeh," the automaton checker player,
or at least his agent, has issued a sweeping
challenge, which includes James P. Reed,
of this city. Yesterday Mr. Reed received
'from Chicago a sweeping challenge from
"Ajeeb." The challenge was to the effect
that "Ajeeb" will play Barker or Eeed each
for $500 a side; will stake 500 to $400 and
play either Freeman or Hefner; will stake
$500 to $300 and play Denvir, or stake $500to $250
and play Fitzpatrick.
This challenge somewhatsurprised Mr. Reed,
and when be was seen by a representative of
this paper lie said: "Ajeeb' must be a won
derful fellow. However, the automaton feat
ure is misleading to the public, because it is
worked by a man, and the machinery makes
moves on the checkerboard in accordance with
the manipulations of a man inside.
A50THER CUKIOnS FEATURE.
"But this explanation arouses further curios
ity because the question naturally arises: Who
will co inside and defeat the play of Barker?
Well, the. challenge to Barker may be a blind,
hut I certainly am resolved to tackle
Ajeeb.' I will this evening reply
to the challenge, stating that 1 will
play the machine 12 . games in this
city for $250 a side, open for $500 a side. I will,
however, make a provision in my acceptance to
the effect that if I discover that Barker is the
man inside I receive all stakes and receipts,
lose or win. I demand this not because I'm
afraid of Barker. I want to play him an open
match for the championship."
"Ajeeb" is now in Florida playing all com
ers. He is owned by a ilr. Clarke, who is a
fairlv good checker player, and can make it in
teresting for the majority of players. Outside
of matches all who tackle "Ajeeb" have to
pav for the novelty, lose or win. "Ajeeb" is
gotten up In the garb of a Turk, and Mr.
Reed once tackled him in New York. In that
instance there evidently wasn't a champion
inside, as Mr. Reed had a ."picnic" It is
Sstated on good authority that Barker was the
i"uneen power" for five or six weeks before ho
left for England.
KEED 'WILL TACKLE HIM.
However, Mr. Reed offers to play "Ajeeb"
as above stated during the week beginning
.January 21. Barker, of course, can be in this
(country by that time, but the Pittsburger's
condition will prevent his playing. If this con
dition Is agreed to by Mr. Clarke it will be in
teresting to know who will work "Ajeeb"
pgalnst Mr. Reed. Of course, the public can
mot detect anj thing human about "Ajeeb." but
the great curiosity lies in tne tact tnatlts
movements are made by a person unseen. It is
likely that Mr. Reed's offer will be accepted.
Mr. Clarke, the owner of "Ajeeb," further
states that the entire receipts must be played
for in every match, and he further adds that
his automaton is ready to play on three days'
noticK It may be sale to say that in view of
this Mr. Reed will consent to tackle the alleged
Turk for 12 games no matter who
is the prompter. Certainly the Pitts
bnrg champion can play at least 12
games which will, in all probability, make
a draw against either Wyhe or Bailer.
If neither of these experts are put inside the
chances ot victory are all in favor of Mr. Reed.
At any rate, it will be exceedingly interesting
to the general public of Pittburg to have
"Ajeeb" here in a match for $250 a side against
Mr. Reed. The latter has a sufficient number
of friends in the city to raise his stake without
difficulty, and it may be that when everything
is considered, will be allowed any prompter
whatever that may be selected for him.
PADDY DUFFY WINS.
He Defeats Charley Glrnson After a Game
TSrECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
Boston, January ".There wern several
lively sparring bouts at the meeting of the
Pelican Club in this city this evening. The
chief event of the evening was, however, the
ten-round soft glove fight between Paddy Duffy
and Charles Gleason. To the surprise of every
one Duffy was given the "fight of his life," as a
sporting man present expressed it, and Gleason
proved himself not only a clever sparrer. hut a
hard hitter and game all the way through. The
right was a lively one from the first call of
"time," and neither man wasted a second in
getting down to work.
It was give and take in all the ten rounds,
with tbo spectators applauding each point and
growing more and more excited as time went
on. In the first five rounds Duffy seemed to
have a little the best of the fighting, but after
that Gleason soon rallied and put in such good
work that the referee's decision for a draw was
rciy generally commented.
ABOUT LOCAL YOUNGSTERS.
A Straight Offer to Make n. Trotting Race
There has finally been a definite offer made re
garding a thorough test of locally bred 2-year-olds.
Of course the question of superiority has
been discussed among local horsemen for many
weeks past However, a well-known horseman
stated yesterday afternoon that he can find a
2-year-old by Euclid, an absolutely local horse,
to trot against either or both ot the 2-year-olds
owned by Tom Marshall, Jr., ana Mr. We'ls.
These last two yonngsters referred to are by
Holstein and Oberlin respectively. The offer
on the part of Euclid's youngster Is genuine,
and the owner will go in a stake of $250 or
sweepstake of $333, the race to take place next
An Old Timer Gone.
Boston, January 7. Information has just
been received here of the death of the cele
brated pitcher of the Cincinnati Red Stock
ings in the seventies, Asa Brainerd, which oc
curred at Denver. He was the manager of the
billiard room at Hotel Markham at the time
of his demise, which was caused by pneumonia.
Asa Brainerd beran his professional baseball
career with the National club of Washington
in 1SG6. In tbe lall of 1808 he went West and
joined the Cmcinnatis. He was the only
pitcher of the club, though occasionally Harry
wright went into the box. In 1863 on the
famous trip of the club, Asa Brainerd pitched
in 65 games out of 57 played, Harry Wright
pitching the other two. Brainerd is the nrst to
go out of the celebrated club which did so
much to make popular professional baseball.
He was 48 years of age.
The Connty X.cngne.
Al. Pratt, one of tbe local baseball veterans,
yesterday talked interestingly abont the pros
pects of the Allegheny County League. He
stated that the only difficulty is that too many
clubs hare applied for membership. He said:
"Wexjnly want eight clnbs, but the applica
tions are' so numerous that the difficulty now
lies in determining what eight clubs we want.
That's all there's in it. Depend upon it all tbe
clubs applying are good ones."
Chicago, Jshuary 7. John L. Sullivan has
been engaged to play the part of Gutty Bob
in the "Rig Baby Company" next season with
Frank Daniels. Sullivan is to receive f50Uper
week. Samuel P. Cox, tbe manager of tho
"Baby" company, says he believes Sullivan will
prove as successful in Crujryilooashewillin
whipping Jake Kilrain, and offers to warcr
5.000 to $3,000 on Sullivan in his fight with Kil
rain. Good Time Promised.
There promises to be some interesting
rifle shooting at Tarcntum to-day. The rifle
club at that place will formally inaugurate its
new range, and Messrs. J. A. Huggins and
Louis Brehm, of this city, will contest against
tbe Tarcntum shooters.
Colnmbcit Is Hnslllnjr.
rsrrcTAt tilioboi to the DtsrATCH. j
CorCMBCS, Om January 7. Thn Columbus
club, the youngest in the American Baseball
Association, has purchased the release of
Greenwood, the second baseman, of Baltimore.
The McKocsport Manager Forcibly Defends
Illmscirnnd His Clnb.
Sporting Editor of the Dispatch:
Deau Sis-There appeared in last Tlmrs
day'sissue of your valuable paper an article in
which I am quoted as saying that the East End
Athletics is the only solvent club in the Alle
gheny County League. Now, Mr. Editor, if
you will recall to jour memory that interview
you will perhaps remember me as saying that
there was no "Pittsburg club" that had grounds
and good financial backing to sustain them in a
county League except tbe East Entl Athletics.
Tlie Homestead and Braddock clubs I consider
as being in a good sound condition financially.
In Sunday's issue of your paper there ap
peared an article from someone signing him
self "Your Amateur Correspondent," whose
feelings were probably hurt on account of the
Interview being published as it was. He
jumps onto me personally in a very ungentle
manly manner, alleging that as a manager I
am a failure, and that my knowledge and
opinion of baseball is very limited, etc. He
says the McKeesport Club was never asked to
loin tbe County League, which only goes to
show that ne does not know what he is talking
about, as last year I received several invita
tions to become one of tbe charter members,
but declined on account ot private reasons,
which .were stated at the time to President
Jones, of tbe Homestead Club to whom I refer
anyone who wishes to investigate. This year
we have as yet heard notbing from them,
although "Correspondent" says we have been
asked to join.
Now perhaps "your Amateur Correspond
ent' would like to hear something in regard to
wnat our ciuo lias done, ana men ne win per
haps not be so fast in regard to slinging his
slurs, etc, relative to the management and of
other people feeling sore, etc
I have been at the head of the McKeesport
Baseball Club for the last seven years, and
during that time no club in Western Pennsyl
vania has won even one series of games from
us except the East End Athletics, and they
only one ear (1SS6) and Scottdale club one
season (18S7). In that time we have played over
300 games, winning over 230 of tliein. I will
mention a few of the prominent players who
have graduated from our club into the pro
fessional ranks during that time. Elmer
Smith, of the Cmcinnatis, pitched his
first season with us. Mark Baldwin,
of the Cuicagos. was our third base,
and change pitcher. Thomas Qutnn, of the
Baltimore, was our catcher. Harry Jones, of
Duluth, champions of the Northwestern
League, 18S5, pitcher. Thayer Torreyson,
Mansfield, O. John Baker, who won the All
County League championship for Homestead,
has been with our club four years, and was
sent to Homestead when Manager Jones ap
pealed for a pitcher to help him out. Fred
Miller, who plajcd with Rochester, N. Y., last
ear was with us for two years previous'to go
There are several other players who owe their
present position to the success of our club,
whom I could mention. Now. if jour readers
will forgive me for these egotistical remarks, I
will state that I think I have bad about as
much experience as anyone connected with
amateur baseball in this section, and the view
that I take on the above subject has been ta
ken from practical experience.
Fkank W. Tokretsos.
Regarding the "interview." it may be stated
that it was no interview at all, as Mr. Torrey
son expressed himself voluntarily to several
people. It is unfortunate, however, that he did
not say what he meant at the time. SroKTrxa
The American Teams Begin tho Ronnd
nbout Journey Homeward.
1BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.:
Melbourne, January 7. Copyright The
North German Lloyd's steamer Salier left port
at 5 o'clock this afternoon, having on board
Mr. A. G. Spalding, the Chicago and All
American baseball teams, and the American
correspondents who came here with him. An
immense crowd saw them off, and for an hour
before the steamer departed her decks were
thronged with citizens taking their last fare
wells of their visitors. Cheer npon cheer came
from wharf and deck as the gallant ship sailed
away. The baU party occupy all the cabins of
the ship but two. Mr. Simpson, of New York,
remained fn Melbourne to train a local team in
baseball, with a view of having It travel and
play in the United States next summer.
The Salier will touch at Adelaide, and it is
probable that a came will be played there.
After that the programme is to play in Calcutta
and other points in India, in Cairo and Alexan
dria, in Egypt, Rome, Monte Carlo, Vienna,
Paris, and as many points in England and Ire
land as possible. The party expect to arrive in
New York abont the latter part of April, and
Mr. Spalding has received intelligence that it
is the intention of American baseball men to
give the party a magnificent welcome on its ar
rival home in America,
Peters Will Fight Jackson.
New York, January 7. George Peters, of
Detroit, who calls himself the colored cham
pion of the West, and says he has never yet
been defeated, is anxious to meet Jackson, who
defeated Joe McAuliffe-at San Francisco. A
friend of his has written to a sporting paper to
that effect, and suggests that the fight should
take place at Duluth, Minn.
Irishmen Challenge Ynle.
New Haven, Conn., January 7. The uni
versity crew of the Dnblin, Ireland, University
has challenged the Yale crew to a race, pro
vided the latter come to England this year.
Yale has taken no action in the matter as yet,
but the sentiment is in favor of accepting'the
challenge, provided it is decided to send the
Yale crew to England.
It seems that the Sullivan-Kilrain stake is
too big to fight for.
Manager Phillips is steadily recovering,
although he is very sick.
Jonx Nightengale, of Allegheny, has
signed with Canton. He will playsecond base.
It is stated, but by a questionable authority,
that President Nimick wanted Philadelphia to
buy McShannic's release.
The crushing youngster who has justly "mer
ited Pittsburg the title of "Fakersville." now
announces tbe usually absurd story that Pitts
burg is after another mfieldcr. In this instance
it is Pickett, of St. Paul.
A KEY TO THE DEADLOCK.
Democrat In Caucus Resolve to Resort to
no Dilatory Tactics.
"Washington, January 7. The Demo
cratic members of the House met in caucus
to-night, for the purpose of constructing a
key with which to open the deadlock which
for the past four days has closed the legisla
tive business of that body. But compara
tively few artificers were in attendance, not
more than 50 members being present when
Chairman Cox called the assembly to order,
and their ranks being but little increased
by late arrivals. Nothing was considered
but the present stagnation of business in the
House, the effect of the action of the Com
mittee on Rules in reporting the resolution
to expedite legislation on suspension Mon
days, by preventing filibustering tactics
being resorted to against the passage of
measures (and especially the Oklahoma
bill) under suspension of the rules.
A long debate ensued over the resolution
offered by Mr. Bland, of Missouri, as a way
out of the difficulty, when the point was
raised that there was no quorum present.
consequently the Democrats could not thus
be held together, but Chairman Cox stated
that he had never heard of the point of no
quorum being raised in a caucus, and the
resolution was adopted, alter which the
caucus adjonrned. The resolution is as
Resolved, That as the sense of this canons,
on Mondays, for suspension of the rules, no
dilatory motions or propositions will be made
by the Democratic party for the purpose of
preventing suspension of tbe rules, and that
the resolution for amending the rnle, now
penning ueiore tne House, do recommitted to
the Committee o,n Rules. ,
ADHERES -TO FREE TEADE.
Tbo Manchester Chamber of Commerce Itc
jioItcs to That Effect.
" Manchester, January 7. At a meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce to-day a
resolution was passed declaring that the
resolution which was adopted at a meeting
on December 19, to the effect that all goods
brought in Great Britain similar to those
produced in England shonld pay the same
proportion of imperial and local taxation as
they would have paid if manufactured in
Great Britain, does not represent the views
of the whole chamber, which adheres to free I
THEY SIGN ARTICLES.
Sullivan and Kilrain' Take
Important Step Toward
A CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE.
They Agree to Fight Near 5ew Orleans
on July 8.
EL PASO SPOETS MAKE A NICE OFFER.
LirelT Ten-Bound Contest Won
by Paddy Daffy
tSrECIAL TELEGRUC to THK DISPATCH. 1
Toronto, Canada, January 7. The
meeting of the representatives of Kilrain
and Sullivan took place in a locked room
of the hotel here shortly after noon to-day.
Inside John himself, Charley Johnson and
"W H. Gorman wrestled with Harding, the
"Parson" and little Ed. Plumnier over the
articles, Plummer doing the writing and the
others the talking. "Who's representing
Kilrain?" asked Johnston, while the big
fellow seated himself on a bed and
said: "Let's get to business." "I am
for Kilrain," replied Harding. "TVhat
do you propose to fight for?" asked Johnston.
"Ten thousand a side and the Police Gazette
belt," said Kilrain's representative. This
stirred up John L. Ho don't want the dog
collar in. but the Kilrain people would not
have it otherwise, and John L. inquired:
"What are the conditions of this belt?" "It
represents the championship of the world."
answered R. K. Fox's right bower, "and if yon
win it you'll have to defend it as Kilrain has
to." "Well, Til tell you what Til do," said
Sullivan, "if 1 win it I'll give it to some boot
black." "I would not do that if I were yon," said
Harding. There are eight big diamonds in it
and the belt went in. Snllivan wonld not
listen to the two or three months suggested as
a limit for the date.
SETTLED ON SIS MONTHS.
"It's six months or not at all," said Johnston,
and six months it became.
"The money is right and the dates right,"
said Germain, "Now tho place." EI Paso, Del
Norte, Cheyenne, Green River and New Or
leans were all suggested. Green River disap
peared from the discussion when Sullivan
"You know we can't fight in Colorado."
After beating around the bush for some time,
New Orleans was selected as the headquarters,
the light to take place within 00 miles of that
city. On neither referee nor final stakeholder,
vital points of articles, could any final decision
be reached at this meeting, John Seannell, of
New York; George H. Sngeman, of Brighton
Beach, and Clifton, Kelly and Bliss.
Dwyer Bros, and others were all
named, but none were found mu
tually satisfactory for final stakeholder.
This was left to be settled between now and
the putting up of the final deposit three months
hence. Sullivan did not want any referee
chosen so long before the fight, and he will be
chosen at the ring side on the day of tbe battle.
"What's thatr demanded John L., as he
glanced over the draft of tho completed articles
and because they called for a fight between
John L. Sullivan, of Boston, and Jake Kilrain,
of Baltimore, "champion of the world," with
his sporting editor pencil be struck out the
title and left bis opponent plain "Jake Kil
rain," of Baltimore. Signed, sealed and de
livered, the articles read:
THE AETICLES OF AGREEMENT.
Article of agreement entered into this 7th
day of January, 1SS9, between Jake Kilrain, of
Baltimore, Md., and John L. Sullivan, of Bos
ton, Mass. The said Jake Kilrain and tbe said
John L. Sullivan hereby agree to fight a fair
standup fight, according to the new rules Lon
don prize ring, by which the said Jake Kilrain
and the said J. L. Sullivan hereby do agree to
be bound. The said fight shall be for the sum
of 10,000 a Bide and the Police Gazette belt,
representing the championship of tbe world,
and shall take place on the 8th of July, 1SS9,
within 200 miles of New Orleans, in the Stato of
Louisiana, the man winning the toss to give the
opposite party ten days' notice of the place. Tho
said Jake Kilrain and John L. Sullivan to fight
at catch weights. The men shall.be in the
ring between the hours of 8 and 12 A. m. or the
man abstnt shall forfeit the battle money. The
expenses of the ropes and stakes shall be borne
by each party share and share alike. In pur
suance of this agreement the sum of $.3,000 a side
is now deposited with the sporting editor of the
New York CWppcT. who shall be stakeholder.
The remaining deposit shall be made as fol
lows: The final and last deposit of J5.000 a side
on the 15th day of April. 18S9, in New York
City, when a final stakeholder shall be agreed
npon at the last deposit, it not, agreed unon be
fore. The referee to be appointed at the ring
side. ABOUT THE BATTLE GROUND.
The toss for the choice of battle ground to be
on the Sth day of June between the hours of 8
F. M. and 10 p. it. at Charlie Johnston's store,
on Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y., by the prin
cipals or their representatives. Tbe said de
posit must be put up not later than the day
aforesaid, and cither party failing to make
good the amount duo at the time and place
named shall forfeit the money down. In case
of magisterial interference the referee, if ap
pointed, or the stakeholder shall name the
next time and place of meeting if possiblo on
tbe same day or in the same week,
and either party failing to appear
at the time and place specified by
that official to lose the battle money. The
stakes not to be civen up unless by mutual
consent or fairly won or lost by a flight, and
due notice shall be given to both parties of the
time and place of giving the money up. In
pursuance of this agreement we hereunto at
tach onr names.
Signed, John L. Suliivan,
Per W. E. H.
Witnesses: L. B. Aixen,
JonN W. Barnitt.
All hands, except Harding, were out of town
by 5 o'clock, Sullivan's party leaving im
mediately after signing articles, and taking tbe
2:50 train for Niagara Falls, having been less
than three hours in Toronto.
WHERE TIIEY CAN FIGHT.
A Big nnd Flattering Offer From XI Paso to
Snllivan nnd Kilrain.
rSFZCUX TICLBGHAM TO THE DlSrATCIt.l
Boston, January 7. A new feature was pre
sented to-day by the arrival of a letter ad
dressed to Captain Cooke, dated El Paso, De
cember 29, 1888. The letter contained the fol
lowing proposition, which is of interest at this
stage of the Sullivan-Kilrain negotiations:
Captain A. W. Cooke, Boston:
Dear Snt In view of the possibility of a
match being arranged between Sullivan and
Kilrain, we want to make the following propo
sition: "We will deposit S1.000 with the First
.National Bank ot tnis city lor tbe purpose of
the Sullivan-Kilrain fight to take place at this
point; and we expect In return for this money
the control of the gate privileges and all other
attendant privileges. EI Paso is a convenient
point of access, beinc
terminal point of
several lines of railroads, cast west, north
and south, and would afford a greater number
of people an opportunity to see the battle than
any other place at which it can be brought off.
We will not only give the principals the assur
ance that they will not be molested or in any
wav interfered with, but will go a step further
and guarantee that they shall have protection.
Wo will provide an amphitheater of such
dimensions as to comfortably accommodate all
those who may attend, and we will also furnish
everything necessary for the construction of
ine ring, ana see mat it is arranged to snit
whoever the men may elect to look after it
El Paso is but a quarter of a mile from neutral
ground, where we propose the contest shall
come off. Tbe town can and has already en
tertained large crowds handsomely.
As yet no efforts have been made to ascertain
what tbe railroads Would do in tbe matter of
rates, but we arc satisfied from past experience
that tbey will offer special inducement to have
the contest take place here. The purse added
to the stake money, and taken in connection
with the positive assurancft that there will be
no interference to delay or stop the fight,
should certainly command the immediate and
favorable attention of Messrs. Sullivan and
Kilrain. We understand that Sullivan has a
forfeit of $5,000 on deposit and that Kilrain
hesitates to cover it for fear of "legal conse
quences." To know that they will be all right
here ought to bring them to time,
Butterworth & McLean.
We respectfully refer you as to our standing,
etc., to tbe First National Bank, State Na
tional Bank and El Paso National Bank, all
tnree of this place.
State Tax on Credit Mobllfer.
tsrrciAL TELrCRAM TO the disfatcr.i
Harrisburg, January 7. An estimated
settlement for tax on tbe capital stock of the
Credit Mobilier ot America for the years
1872 to 1888 inclusive, amounting, with in
terest and penalties to $224,868 67, has been
made by the Auditor General and State
THE "BOULANGER EEYIVAL.
The General's Friends Arc Heaping Rldl
cnlo on tho Opposition.
Paris, January 7,-The Boulangerist
organs ridicule the candidacy of M.
Jacques, President of the Council of the
Seine, who was nominated yesterday by the
Eepublican Congress to oppose General
Boulanger in the election on the 27th inst,
'for the seat in the Chamber of Deputies for
the Department of the Seine, made vacant
by the death of M.Hude. They sar that
M. Jacques is too obscure a man to rally the
vote of tbe electors of Paris.
A meeting of Socialists was held to-night
to choose a candidate for the vacant seat in
the Department of the Seine. One hundred
and ten delegates, representing all the So
cialist committees in the department, were
present. The meeting voted unanimously
in favor of General Boulanger. This action,
it is believed, iusures the return of General
Boulanger to the Chamber of Deputies by a
M. Jacques has issued an address to the
Seine electors. In it he says: '
Clericalism is leading to the fight all malcon
tents and enemies of the Republic, for whom
General Boulanger is tbo standard-bearer. He
appeals to the electors to save tbe country
from dishonor and a return to personal power.
In an interview to-day General Boulanger
stated that General Montandon, who was
elected to the Chamber of Deputies yester
day from the Department of the Seine,
though described as a Royalist, .is really a
supporter of the Boulangerist policy. The
General said that the Boulangerist victories
in the supplementary elections presaged his
return to power.
, EMMA ABBOTT'S GREAT GRIEF.
Hove the Prima Donnn Received the News
or Her Unsband's Dentb.
rsFECur. telegram to the disfatcii.i
Kansas City, Mo., January 7.--Miss
Emma Abbott received news of her hus
band's death at Garden City, Kan. As she
alighted from the train she was handed this
telegram by the conductor:
Kansas Crrr, January 0.
Miss Emma Abbott, on Santa Fe train, en
Poor 'Gene died at 10 o'clock this morning.
Have ordered the body embalmed and sent to
this city. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
Miss.Abbott carelessly broke the seal and
glanced at the telegram,' doubtless thinking
it an ordinary message. For a moment the
prima donna remained motionless. Then a
shriek burst from her lips, and the telegram
dropped to the floor. Miss Abbott's maid and
the leaders of her company who were in the
sleeping car ran to her and helped her into
the coach. She immediately locked herself
in one of the compartments and remained
there all night, moaning and crying
At a meeting of the company held here
to-day, it was agreed to accept Mr. Pratt's
offer of half-pay for the two weeks which
Miss Abbott will remain off the stage.
A BRILLIANT RECEPTION.
Chief Jnstlco Fuller's Wife nnd Daughters
Receive Their Friends.
rsrzciAL telegram to the dispatcii.i
Washington, January 7. Official vis
iting began in earnest to-day, as it
usually does on . the first Monday
following the New Year week.
Chief Justice Fuller is quite out of
town, but who will blame him for
taking eight daughters out where there is
room for them. He has his family in a big
stone house with' turrets and towers like a
castle, and spacious grounds for breadth of
thought and freedom -of action.
Mrs. Fuller had the assistance to-day of
three charming daughters, A fourth, Miss
Mildred Fuller, had slipped away with
friends for a little gayety at the navy
yard, where music and dining are
an attraction at afternoon receptions.
Miss Fuller, a petite blonde stood at her
mother's side to welcome visitors, while Miss
Mary Fuller poured tea in dining room. She
is a brunette, striking in appearance, and
original in conversation, bhewas
a Driiiinnt ngure lo-uay in a -quaintly
fashioned gown of red silk, that made her
eyes the darker and her cheeks the brighter
and there was a sparkle about her very at
tractive to the visitors.
A TRIFLER WITH GIRLS' HEARTS.
Tho Parents of His Victims Mean to Tench
Him a Lesson.
rSFECIAI, teligium to the pisfatch.i
Sybacuse, N. Y.j January 7. Maud I.
Poole, a pretty -ud stylish girl of 18, has
sued George C. North, a well-known
grocer, for breach of promise, claim
ing' $10,000 as the amount of
damage. Miss Poole is the daughter of an
engineer, and he and North are membersof
St. John's Episcopal Church, and have
been popular in the society in which they
Miss Poole's parents .assert that North
has become engaged to another young
woman, whom he is about to marry, and
that the only reason he has given
for deserting "their daughter is that
he thinks she is too young to marry. They
accuse Mr. North of being a trifler with
young women's hearts, and assert that one
of hisvictims has since become an inmate
of an insane asvlnm.
HELP FOR THE CANAL.
Measures Taken In Franco to Uphold the
Great Pnnnmn Scheme.
Pabis, January 7. The Panama Canal
difficulty has been temporarily averted, all
the contractors having consented to receive
shares in the Panama Railway as a guaran
tee for sums becoming due to them in the
immediate future. The shares of the new
company will be reserved exclusively for
the present stockholders.
A circular has been sent to Presidents of
provincial commissions inviting them to
secure subscriptions to the new company be
fore the meeting on the 26th inst. The
money will be deposited in the Back of
France and will be returned if insufficient.
The shares will be of COO francs each and
will bear 5 per cent interest until the canal
is opened. Then they will be entitled to 5
per cent intetcst on the net profits. M. De
Lesseps will be Chairman of the company.
The new shares w'ill take precedence of all
those already issued." ,
A SIGNIFICANT STKAW.
Tho Voter of Windsor Declnro Airnlnst An
nexatlon With tho United Stntes.
DETBOlT,-January 7, Probably the most
exciting Mayoralty contest that ever took
place in Windsor, Detroit's Canadian sub
urb, was held to-day, and resulted in the
election of Twomcy, Conservative, and the
candidate of the business men.
Special interest in the contest was mani
fested from the fact that one of the issues of
the campaign was that of a political union.
Sol White, ex-member of Parliament, the
advocate of annexation, received 308 votes
less than Twomev.
His Titled Relatives Isnored.Hlm.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.I
New Yoer", January 5. Edward F.
Honeywood, who says he is a son of Lady
Honeywood, of Belgrave Square, London,
was sentenced to-day at Newark to twoyears
at hard labor in the New Jersey
.State Prison for a forgery
committed iu Newark last month. His
lawyer cabled to London for financial assist
ance a fortnight ago and received none,
although it has been established by wit
nesses that Honeywood is not altogether a
Better Protection Demanded.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DtSFATCH.l
Habbisdurg. January 7. Delegates of
the National Association of Stationary
Engineers met here to-day apd prepared a
bill looking to the better protection of life
and property. They completed their work L
and lelt tbls evening. The bill will be pre
sented to the Legislature early, in the
Al Davis, an East End Bestatrrant
Keeper, Killed at His Home.
MYSTERIOUS AND' TBAGIC CASE,
White Awakened Under Fearful
A WOMAN AEEESTED FOR THE MTJRDEB
No more tragic homicide has been com
mitted in this vicinity, with all its record
of blood in the last year, than the one
which startled the few residents of
East Liberty who either happened
to be awake or were awakened
by the murderous shot fired,
presumably by a woman about 1:30 o'clock
this morning. At that hour, of course,
there were no witnesses to the tragic pre
liminaries except the principals, and so,
just bow it came about can only be sur
mised, unless the only surviving one of the
two who figured in the affair shall unseaj
her lips and tell the truth.
A colored man named Al Davis, who
kept an eating saloon at Ne. 80 Frankstown
avenue, East Liberty, near the sta
tion, was killed, and is supposed
to have been murdered, at the hour
named. The only persons in the
room, so far as is now known, were a woman
who called herself Mrs. Carrie Davis, bnt
whose right name is Miss Palmer, and a
little girl named Millie White, the latter
asleep in a bed that had, until that hour,
been occupied by both herself and the
Whether Davis had been carousing and
came in late in such condition as to provoke
a deadly quarrel, can now only be con
jectured. This much, however, is known:
About 1:30 little Millie was startled from
her llumbcr by the sound of a
pistol shot, and, dazed though
she was, aroused herself sufficiently
to see Davis, wounded and bleeding,
chasing his wife, or partner, from the room
in 'frenzied haste. Then, as he got out of
tHe door, and stood at the head of the stairs
for all this occurred on the second floor he
staggered and fell to the bottom, as helpless
as if he were already dead. When picked
up, very shortly afterward, his life was ex
tinct, and the stairway, down which he had
tumbled, was all covered with blood, as if
the butchery had there been perpetrated
instead of in the sleeping room over the res
taurant. A FRIGHTFUL AWAKENING.
Littlle Millie, almost crazed, had time
only, before she ran screaming from the
room on the heels of the bloody couple,
to observe what Lieutenant George
Snyder subsequently noted, when sum
moned from the Nineteenth ward
station house, that a revolver lay on the
sewing machine in the room. The officer
found it to be of 38 caliber, with one
chamber blackened and emptied. It was
taken by him, as an evidence of his theory
that the Palmer woman had done the shoot
ing. Shortly after the tragedy, upon such evi
dence as corroborated, the little girl's story
and the officer's theory, the Palmer woman
and Millie White were locked up in the
Ninteenth ward station house as witnesses,
and the former was charged with the crime.
There had evidently been more or less
liquor taken by somebody in the fatal room;
and the illicit character of Davis'
intimacy with the Palmer woman was suffi
cient to color the character of both,
so that a theory which would exclude a bit
ter quarrel between them as a cause for the
shooting, could hardly be tenable in the ab
sence of proof on the part of the one sur
vivor. The Coroner was notified, and will begin
his inquest this morning. ,
THAT SUGAR CONTRACT.
Iron-CInd Agreement Between the Friends
nnd tho Refining Compnny.
Ann Abbor, Mich., January 7. The
contract made between the Friends and the
Electric Sugar Refining Company has been
seen here. There is nothing in the contract
stating that raw sugar shall be used. The
entire contract is based upon a secret
process. The company absolutely
bound itself to in no way to at
tempt to find out what the secret was.
The Friends were to remain in possession of
the secret, and any attempt on the part of
the company, their employes, agents or
lawyers to find out the secret forfeited all
their rights and any stock they may have
It was also a condition thai the request
of the stockholders for the secret or any
attempt to force it by legal process should
worK a loneiture, and in case Professor
Friend died, the conditions should remain
unchanged as securing the rights of Mrs.
Friend. The contract was signed on be
half of the company by R. W. Woodworth,
President; W. H. Cotterill, Secretary, and
on the part of the Friends by Professor
Henry C. Friend and' Olive O. Friend. The
witnesses are W. F. Howard and Emily
Howard, Milan. On the contracts are in
dorsements of ten payments, aggregating
PROFITED BY EXPERIENCE.
Canadlnns Not Anxions to. Court Another
Snnb nt Waahlncf on.
rEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.1
Ottawa, January 7. It is said in
official circles here, that there is
no truth in the statement cabled
from London, that Sir George Baden
Powell will shortly visit the United States
and Canada as a plenipotentiary, on behalf
of tbe British Government, in connection
with the fishery question. .Neither the
British nor Dominion Government will
move in the matter until the United States
Government manifests a desire to reopen
"The initiative must now come from
the other end of the line where
our treaty was rejected," rcmarKea a
person high in . authority to-day.
"We were snubbed at Washington,
last year, and have profited by our expe
rience in being too anxious to effect a set
tlement' We can hold out under the pres
ent arrangements as long as they can. If
Sir George comes to Canada, it is in a pri
vate and not a diplomatic capacity."
WHO INVENTED .THE TELEPHONE?
A New Claimant for tho Honor Appears in
rEFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Des Moines, Iowa, January 7. Mr. M.
F. Pease, of this city, clainisto be the origi
nal inventor of the telephone, and pro
duces evidence of a very convincing charac
to substantiate his claim, which will be
investigated in the patent office. Mr.
Pease began experimenting with the trans
mission of sound by electricity in 1855, and
in 1857 his efforts were crowned with suc
cess. "That year he filed a caveat in the patent
office at Washington, giving a description
of this machine nnder the name of the
electrical musical instrument. Later he
perfected a telephonein-1872. His inden
tion was described in a book entitled
"Wonders of Electricity."
TC-TICE-TO OFFICERS AND MEM
1 BERS of iron City Council, No. 171, Jr. O.
U. A. M., are requested to meet nt their hall,
Carson street, Soutbside,on WEDNESDAY,
January 9, at 1230 p. M. sharp, to attend the
fnneral of our late Brother John Mcyets.
Members of sister conncils are invited to at
tend. By order of J. W. HOLT, Councilor. .
JAS. A. MORRISON, Setfy. Ja84
tyhania, West Vir
ginia and Ohio, gen
erally fair, tlightly
warmer, except in
Western New TorJc,
nearly stationary tem
perature, winds be
PrrTSBUBfJ, January 7, 1839.
The United States Signal Service 'officer In
this city furnishes the following.
7:00 A. it V
10:00 A. M 38
l:00r. M 38
4:00 r.M 36
7:00F. u 37
10:00 F. M 38
Maximum temp.... 33
Klveratsp. m., 8.2 rot. a rise of 2.7 feet lntas
last 24 boars. .
"One inch of melted mow, or 1 inch of rain, is
equal to 10 Inches of snow.
rSFECTAL TELEGRAM TO TDK DISPATCH.
BROWNSviLLE-Rlver 8 feet 8 Inches and
rising. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 31 at
Moroantown River 6 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer S6 at t p. sr.
WARREN-River 1 9-10 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy and mild.
They Prepare to Celebrate tho Centennial
of Washington's Inauguration.
New York, January 7. The Committee
of Clergymen who have been for sometime
assisting the Executive Committee of the
Centennial celebration of Washington's in
auguration have prepared an address,
which was made public to-day, and will be
sent to the ministers and churches through
out the country. The address concludes:
On the morning of April 30, 1789, tbe bells at
9 o'clock summoned the people to the churches
to implore tbe blessing of heaven on the nation
and its chosen President. So universal was the
religious sense of the importance of the occa
sion that we respectfully and earnestly request
of fellow citizens of every name, race and
creed in this city and throughout tbe entire
country, following the example of onr fathers,
to meet'in their respective places of worship at
9 o clock on the morning of April 30, 1889. and
hold such religions services of thanksgiving
and praise as seem suitable in view of what
God lias dono for us and our land during the
century which has elapsed since George Wash
ington took the chair of state. Religion and
patriotism have been united among us as a
p6oplefrom tbe very beginning. May they so
LOSING ALL ITS DIGNITY.
Tho Supreme Court Justices Not Above the
Foibles of Mankind.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Washington, January 7. The United
States Supreme Court is fast losing its time
honored dignity and decorum. Only a
week or two ago the irrepressible
Mr. John S. Wise, of Virginia
and New York, boldly trampled "upon
all the rules of legal etiquette, and made
the Justices and spectators roar with laugh
ter at bis humorous description of a client's
patent for reinforcing a pair of drawers.
To-day Mr. Justice Blatchford was the
culprit who caused a ripple of amusement.
He suddenly discovered that his
'chair was broken and would not
respond to his movements. His struggles
with it caused a pronounced smile. An
other seat was brought and the great jurist
at once began to test its powers. He swnng
around, backward and forward, until he
succeeded in producing a nerve-destroying
squeal from a spring. Then, while the
Court and audience held their breath and
grinned, Judge Blatchford stood beside the
chair in all his dignity, and an attendant
went over 'ther gearings with a greased
TWO CRUISERS FOR HAITI.
The Atlanta and Ossipee to Relieve the Gal
enn nnd Ynntlc.
Washington, January 7. The United
States steamship Atlanta, now being re
paired at the New York Navy Yard, will
probably ber ordered to Port-au-Prince, to
relieve the Galena, as it is deemed prudent
to have that vessel leave the infected neigh
borhood as soon as possible. According to
the present policy of the department, two
naval vessels will cruise in Haytian waters
until the present revolution is at an end, but
no one vess'el will be exposed to the danger
of fever contagion for any great length ot
The Ossipee and Atlanta are said to be
the only available relief vessels. The Ossipee
sailed this morning for Port-au-Prince, and
the Atlanta will probably follow as soon as
she can be gotten ready lor sea.
A MURDEROUS QUARREL.
Francis SInrphy Witnesses nn Indiana
Saloon Shooting Scrape.
Terre Haute, January 7. Just as
Francis Mnrpby, the temperance orator,
was leaving the Turf saloon, after inviting
the frequenters to attend his meetings, the
porter of the saloon, a colored man named
Edwards, and a white gambler named Joe
McCanu, got into a quarrel, and the latter
shot Edwards, the bullet entering his neck.
McCann fired a second shot nt tbe prostrate
form of the negro, bnt missed him. He was
firing a third time when he was prevented.
Edwards will recover.
His Troubles Will Never End.
IEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Kochestee, Pa., January 7. Word
comes from Paris, France, that Henry C.
Fry, Sr., the defendant in the Hibbard-Fry
breach of promise suit, who is spending a
few months in the French capital, is at
present seriously indisposed by a carbuncle,
which keeps him confined to his room at the
Advice to the.Aged.
Acre brings infirmities, snch in sftiffrish
bowels, weak kidneys and bladder and torpid
Tutt's Pi I
have a specific effect on these organs, stimu
lating the bowels, giving natural discharges
without-straining or griping, and
to tbe kidneys, bladder and liver. They are
adapted to old or young.
LEARN TO SAY NO.
It will be of more service to you than to be
able to read Chinese. But, strange to say, there
is no one m this community Who can say no
when asked if ever they beard of the Pnre
Eight-Year-Old Export G uckenheinier Whisky,
8old oiily by Jos. Fleming & Son, Druggists.
This whisky is known and used far and near
for the simple reason it has all the qualifica
tions claimed for it, it is as good it not better
than the best, on account of its age and purity,
and tbe price of this old export is what helps
to give it tbe lead. Full quarts 1, or six for So.
Our friends and customers will find us fully
stocked up witli such goods as Danville's Old
Irish Whisky, $1 0 per quart; "Cork Distilleries
Co. Irish Whisky, JI 50 per bottle: Kentncky
Bourbon, ten years old, full quarts, SI 25; Orer-holt's-Puro
Rye, five years old, full quarts, $1,
and Pure Imported Holland Gin that will take
a premium anywhere, full quarts, $1 25. Pur
chasers will find these goods genuine and as
All orders and communications by mall,
promptly attended to.
Jos. Eefflii S Sod, Druggists,
Tr-te i PEOPLE'S s STORE
531 and 533 Wood St, Pittsburg.
GREAT REMOVAL SALE $
SLAUGHTER PRICES IN
Our .entire stock ot Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks subjected
to another reduction. Biggest bargains you ever saw in any Cloak
Department Come and see for yourselves. 4
Plush Garments, 243 in stock by actual count this morningr, Satin
Lined Plush Jackets, good quality, from 810 up to 318.
Plush "Wraps, nicely trimmed, 88 up to 830.
Plush Coats from 815 to $35. All these Plush Garments are just a
trifle over half price. Compare them and see if they are bargains or
Ladies' Wraps in Cloth, Astrakhan, Silk, Brocade, Mattellasse
Etc., handsomely trimmed, some with fine quilted lining, all go at 85 j
87 50 and 810. These prices are less than half splendid chance for
LONG CLOTH WRAPS.
840 Berlin Braided Garments for 820 ; then 816, 814, 810, 87, 85 and
83 75 are our other prices for Long .Garments. We have a pile at each '
price some plain, some ohecked, some striped, some braided and some
not varying shapes and styles, some Bell Sleeve, Plain Sleeve and
Angel Sleeve, but all at reductions that will make them go lively.
Ladies' Jackets :-: About 500 Left.
One Lot of the very finest Jackets are 88. One Lot of Jackets are
85. One Lot of Jackets are 83 00. One Lot of Jackets are 82 00. One
Lot of Jackets are 81 OO. Many of these Jackets are less than half price
and you only want to see them to buy.
CHILDREN'S GARMENTS-Just 247 left on hand, mostly in fine
goods, all sizes from 2 to 18 years. We have gone over these again
and put such prices on them as will make it pay you to buy them. Now
is your time. Come and get the pick of these lots.
Ladies' and Misses' Suits, new styles from our own workroom
This is the place to buy Suits if you want nice new styles and fresh'
goods at moderate prices.
CAMPBELL & DICKJ
1-" ---l ir . "T" rC t
A A PHYSICIAN'S LETTER;
"Gentlemen: I am glad to
Soap,' and have long intended doing so. ""i"
It has become a household necessity with us ca .1
If there is an unusually obstinate spot an the cfbthihg, oa 5fwo5&
work, an ink daub on my desk cover; a polish required for the'dqor
plate or surgical instruments, a cleansing and harmless preparation 'for
the teeth, and a very superior toilet soap needed, we resort to 'Ivory. ,
We buy it by the box remove the wrappers, and allow the soap to
thoroughly rijJen. cxpii., ,t
Now, if I had saved fifteen wrappers I would ask; you" to sao? my;
little girl a drawing book in accordance with your offer in the Youth'!
Companion; but as it is, we all feel under obligation to you for manu-!
facturing 'Ivory Soap' for us. , . ' i
We do not hesitate to recommend it unqualifiedly to all our friends..
It is one of the few articles that will do what it is advertised to do."
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the ' IvoryY.
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
- " - t-ot & OvnWp..
BARGAINS IN EMBROIDERIES
ALL THE BALANCE OF OUR STOCK OF EMBROIDERIES
Placed out of the boxes on the counter and closing out at greatly reduced prices.'
BARGAINS IN WHITE GOODS.
See the bargains In .HOSIERY on tray on top of the radiator in center of the
store. A lot of Ladies' and Misses' Black Stockings selling off at about HALF'
PRICE. Directly back of the stocking bargains is the counter with the
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR BARGAINS,
Including a lot of Ladies' Gowns, Skirts, Chemises, Drawers, Corset Covers. In
one of the trays on this counter we have placed a lot of Ladies' Ribbed Scarlet .
Vests at 65c apiece, former price S5& You can also see at the Hosiery and Under
wear Counters, a number of things in this line closing out very cheap. . '(
At the Gents' counter in front, a bargain in a lot of fine Fancy Striped Merinoj' ;
Halt Hose, a 50c quality at 35c a pair, 3 pairs for Sr, and a 75c quality at 50c a pair. .
A LOT OF LAUNDRIED SHIRTS,
PIaite"d bosoms, a Sr Shirt at 75c, and Unlaundned at 65c each, both good baxgain
HOKNE, & WJEilVI
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write joa'jij opinion "of iIvorV
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