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THE 'PITTSBTJKG DISPATCH, 'WEDNESDAY,. JANUARY
Why Teeiner is Eager to Meet
O'Connor Once More.
ANOTHER EACE PEOBABLE.
A Remarkable Bid for the Sullivan
Kilrain Irize Ficht.
NATIONAL BASE BALL GOSSIP.
ilr. Gasper Invited to France to Establish
American Betting Systems.
GEXEBAL SrORTIKG NEWS OF THE DAT.
John Teemer, the ex-champion sculler,
does not intend to retire into obscurity be
cause of his late defeat by O'Connor. The
.WcKeesporter comes to the front again by
desiring another race with O'Connor for the
American championship. Teemer has defi
nitely stated his anxiety for another race to
a Boston party, but so tar has not issued a
business-like challenge. This fact at first
sight may make it appear that onr
local champion is talking for prestige
rather than being inclined to show action lor
It. However, a talk with a confidential friend
of Teemer last evening seems to dispel all no-
itions or ideas of this kind. Teemer's friend.
ho, by the way.is in a position to know where
of be talks, said:
"ow, Teemer intends to issne a definite
challenge to O'Connor shortly; certainly in
time for O'Connor to accept or refuse. Teemer
snd bis friends are convinced that theiacoat
"Washington was not a thorough test of the
respective abilities of the two rowers.
TEENER MAY BE BETTER.
Of course O'Connor was the better rower
that day, lint we are of opinion that Teemer
can row a better race than be did. He col
lapsed sooner than was ever dreamed of either
by his friends or himself. The reason is a
puzzle even tobimself and the only real and
definite thing known to us is that we lost the
race, the title and our money. We can raise an
other stake and will assuredly do so if O'Con
nor will tackle Teemer again. To be sure the
Canadian will accept our offer, but whether or
not be will ao so in order that the
race will take place within a reasonable
time is another matter. Teemer desires to go
to Australia, but he wants to row O'Connor
again before going there. At any rate O'Con
nor cannot go to Australia without rowing
Teemer again, at least if be does he will go in
lace of a definite and business-like challenge,
winch will mean that it is questionable as to
whether or not be is the best rower in Canada
In view of the above statements, it seems
that we may expect another race between the
JklcKeesport sculler and the Canadian. This
bears out v bat was stated in these columns im
mediately atter the Washington race. With
out a doubt Tceuer was fairly outrowed in that
event, but the stated causes of defeat were of
a kind that would lead anyone to the conclusion
that the men must meet again.
ONE DEFEAT NOT ENOTTOH.
It is seldom, particularly in sculling, that a
champion is satisfied with one defeat From
Bob Chambers np to Ed Hanlon this fact has
been fully demonstrated. Teem er may be able
to row a better race than be did against
O'Connor, certainly he must needs do so to
defeat the Canadian. Evidently the Teemer
party believe that their champion can do so.
Teemer, in one respect, has expressed a very
J crtment opinion regarding J. A. St. John and
ake Gaudaur. He sas that the two last
named are "flying their kite too high." and this
opinion is based on the fact that Teemer has
defeated Gaudaur and is an acknowledged
better rower. As pointed out in Sunday's
Dispatch, Gaudaur is going to row O'Connor,
despite the fact of Tecmer's superiority over
Gaudaur. It is again repeated that
there are features hard to under
stand about the proposed O'Connor
Gaudaur race. If the latter should win
that the entire sporting world would have rea
son to be paralyzed, and all of ns need not be
surprised to know that Charley Carr, although
easily beaten by Bubear, who was only third
das here, comes to the front and gives O'Con
nor and Gaudaur each ten seconds' start and a
A local backer of Teemer and also AL Hamra
has stated frequently that another race must
take p'ace between the first named and O'Con
nor. That such a race will take place before
summer time comes there is little doubt. Thero
,1s money for Teemer set, despite many dis
,couraginc features, and his challenge is by no
means unexpected by practical people.
Whether or not he will ever be able to defeat
O'Connor is another matter. It is sufficient to
know that he is willing to try.
WAKT OUE BETTING SYSTEM.
Gasper Invited to Establish American
methods in France.
American turf ideas are evidently command
ing attention from foreigners. As the turf has
developed throughout the United States
unique systems of betting and speculation
have grown up. Thesshave found lavor with
Europeans, so much so that Mr. E. B. Gasper,
the wen-known poolroom proprietor of this
city, has been invited to Paris, France, with a
view to establishing an American Turf Kx
change there. A friend of Mr. Gasper last
"A party of New York gentlemen who have
business connections in Pans are wishful to
form a turf exchange in the latter city, and
have sent Mr. Gasper there to estimate as to
the prospects. The idea is to have the combi
nation system just as it is here and to sell on
American races as well as English and French.
It is not neccessary that the results arrive on
the day of the race as far as American races
are concerned, until the system has been
thoroughly tried. There is plenty of money
behind the venture, and if Mr. Gasper thinks
it safe to embark in the enterprise the plan
wfll be tried. He win return some time in
President Ken eh Talks.
PnnAEi.rrriA, January 15. President
Beach says he docs not see why the Philadel
phia Club sbonld object to Manager Sharsig's
proposition as published yesterday. He sajs:
'If the Athletics wish to play New York and
Boston or New York and Pittsburg, what harm
would that do usT We would like to play
Brooklyn and Baltimore, and now that the ob
jection is removed 1 think in all likelihood tho
game will be played. Will you please have
Mr. Sharsig show us where his club is so much
stronger than ours? Have we not beaten them
more times than they have beaten us? Just
wait until we get through signing our team,
and we may have something to say to the Ath
New Orleans Knees.
Knr Obleaxs, January 15. The weather
was cloudy and cool and the track good.
First race, half snile-Itadlcal won In .52)&
Roche second, Florlne third.
Second race, three-quarters of a mile Kittle
l'ease won In 1:17X, Duhme second, Argenta
Third race, flve-etjehths of a mile-Little Bess
won in 104, Lord Grosvenor secor.d, Vattell third
Fourth race, fltteen-slxtecnths of a mile
Frobus won In l:sy, Jim Williams second.
Preparing for Decoration Dny.
The management of the Exposition Park
have already decided to have a good day's
sport on Decoration Day. They have come to
this conclusion thus early so that owners of
local horses can make up their minds regarding
getting their horses ready for that time. There
will be three good horse races at least, ranging
from a '25 or '27 class to something about 3:03
for trotters aDd a 230 class for pacers, lie-ides
these there will be an outside attraction which
has not been decided on yet.
Tbe Chnmplon Offer.
New Yoke, January 15. Sullivan's sponsor
in this city has received a letter from a prom
inent sporting man, a resident of El Paso, Tex.,
Stating that ho would not only guarantee
ijullitan and Kilrain $10,000 to fight there, but
also give assurance that 10,000 Mexicans would
be present at the fight and prevent the au
thorities from interfering.
May Go to Annum
New Yobk. January 15. Manager Mutrieis
thinking seriously of talcing a team, made up
of the New York colts, to Havana during Feb
ruary. If he finally decides to go, he will only
remain there long enough to play on three Sun
days, so that hc.can get back about the middle
of March. He will take the same team that he
ted South last season.
WHAT MITCHELL SAYS.
lie Thinks Sullivan and Kilrain Will Never
Meet in Battle.
Jake Kilrain and Charley Mitchell were at
the Police Gazette office yesterday. Jake only
stopped a few minutes and then started for Bal
timore, where his mother is lying dangerously
ill. Charley Mitchell, after a conference with
Mr. Fox and Parson Davjes. told the reporter
that be would sail for England on the Britannic
"I shall return In about six weeks," he said,
"and train Jake for his fight with Sullivan. 1
don't really believe there win beany fight, for
Sullivan is a physical wreck. I am certain that
his talk about wanting to fight is a bluff, and
is only intended for advertising purposes. He
wants to go around the country exhibiting him
self, and he thinks this is a good way of adver
Mitchell was asked if he had any definite
plans in view on his return.
"No. I haven't." he replied. "Don't you
think I ought to be in love with the country for
the way I have been treated here? Some of
the papers said that when eggs were thrown at
us in Troy one of the eggs struck me in the
forehead and ran down my face. That is a lie.
None of the eggs struck me, but one of them
hit Jake. The eggs were good ones, and not
bad as reported. I should be very sorry if any
of my friends, and I have friends here, should
treat Sullivan as his friends treated me."
"Will you try to arrange any fights for your
self when you return?"
"No. I am not looking for fight, and never
was. I am not that kind of a man."
Mitchell complained of his hands, and said:
"I never had good hands, and I hurt the right
one recently when I smashed that loafer,
Hughey Burns. I sprained my thumb and
wrist, but I hurt Hughey pretty bad."
The final stakeholder in the Sullivan-Kilrain
match has not ctbeen selected, nor has the
remainder or the S10.000 stakes been deposited.
It is not likely that an thing more will be done
for a week or two. iV. 1". Sun.
ABOUT SMITH'S DEFEAT.
An English Anihorltj Thinks He Tried to be
The London Referee has the following to say
regarding Georgo Smith, of this city, and the
late Christmas Sheffield handicap:
"George Smith's match with Hanson was a
very practical commentary on the G. S. party's
idea of what sort of a good thing the Christmas
handicap at Sheffield ought to have been for
the Pittsburg sprinter. According to them or
their money, which may be counted as about
one and the same. Smith was yards better than
his losing heat with Wheeler made him. While
"Wheeler is practically beaten off byyards in the
handicap with the Wood Green performer, the
man he is supposed to have defeated throws
away all idea of form as between himself and
the taker of the big prize, and actually gives
one and a quarter ards better terms than those
on w hich he would have met the A. P. persona-re
had they come together in the final heat.
The thing looked too good, and it is not sur
prising it came to nothing. With regard to
what has been said of the judge, there would
be excuse for believing anything happening to
an American at Sheffield after recent vears'
record, but my invariable rule is to give a judge
ine ueneni; oi any aouut x may entertain,
because he is put in a privileged
position to know, while others must allow for
angles and one thing and another. Therefore,
let it be understood and expressed that I am
with the jnuge: also that I wonder at so old a
hand as Smith Smitn of Pittsburg drawing
it as fine as he aid wi;h Wheeler when the
money was down. No one can look at the rac
ing and suppose for a second that Smith did
not throw his heat away through over-confidence
and over (supposed) cleverness. AVIth
regard to the cleverness of cutting it fine, al
low me to express my sentiments, which are
that there is (among the really clever) no
such personage as a fine drawer when the
pieces arc down." v
Mny Row Cnmbridee.
KrarHAVET, Conn., January 15. Captain
Woodruff said to-day that the person who re
cently wrote the unauthorized letters to the
boating authorities of Cambridge, England, to
arrange a race between the Yale and Cam
bridge crews was Earnest L. Cadwell, stroke of
the Yale crew in 18S6 and 1SS7. Captain Wood
ruff explained that he and Cadwell last fall had
a conversation, and Cadwell asked whether he
conld see any objection in writing to Cambridge
on the subject of a race. WoodruiT replied in
the negative, meaning that Cadwell had better
write, but that the communication had better
come from the captain of" the Yale navy, and
Cadwell then wrote.
Captain Woodruff now thinks there is a
chance for a race between Yale and Cambridge
Eome time between August 1 and 15, but that
there is little chance of a meeting between the
Yale and Dublin University crews.
On tbe War Path.
Sporting Editor or tbe Dispatch:
Dear Sib In reply to Mr. Connors' article
in to-day's Dispatch kindly state that if Mr.
Connors will come to my weight in condition I
am perfectly willing to fight to a finish with bare
knuckles. Marquis of Queensberry rules: swing
against him light and heavy clubs and also
wrestle him for fun after my match with Mr.
J5d Reilly, win or loose. 1 don't want Mr. Con
nors' $10, or no snch offer. Any man can wres
tle on the defensive; that's no offer at all. The
reason why I did not challenge Mr. Connors
was because, according to the talk of noted
sportiDg men of this town, I judge Mr. Keilly
a far superior man to Connors.
I remain, respectfully yours,
Joe Heideger, the popular local trotting
horse owner, was in the city yesterday and
talked about the prospects for the season. He
said that the local stallion, Holstein, will
almost for certain go through the circuit this
year. Heideger will probably be behind him.
The stallion's record is 229X, made at Trenton
last year, but Heideger plainly intimated that
the heat in which that record was made was
nearer 221)5 than anything else. Of course
the correct time is often suppressed so as to
keep a horse in a profitable class. It maybe
that Holstein's correct time was made 2:29& so
as to keep him in the 2.30 class.
Some Promising Trotters.
Tom Godfrey, the well-known horseman of
this city, is erecting some first-class stables at
Charticrs. He has four or five promising fillies
by Oberlin, and two of tbem at least are ex
ceedingly promising. He has engaged Mr.
James McGinley. of Fayette county, as trainer,
and Mr. Godfrey expects to have one or two
good trotters in about two seasons from now.
Wants to Reappear.
Jack Nagle, the old-time pitcher, well known
to Pittsburgers, has resolved to apply for work
in the Tri-State League next season. Jack has
been in Pittsburg several months, and thinks
he can show up in his old-time form. If he can
he will be a useful man for any Tri-State
League club, either as a pitcher or a fielder.
It is .thought that New Orleans, Memphis
and Charleston will not be in the Southern
Lc?cue this year.
Jim Mutkie is after a new player. Jim says
that he is a wonder, and was onlv caught steal
ing second base two or three times last sea
son. The New Yorks will have a team If Jim
keeps on. ,
W. W. Ruddock, of Harldm, has built a
shell for O'Connor which isalwonder in the
way of racing boats, bhe is 31 feet 6 inches
long, UK incucs wide and 6 inches deep,
draws 1J inches of water aft and 2 inches for.
ward. She is fitted with all modem improve
ments. A match was made yesterday in the .Police
Gazette office for a fight to a finish between
the feather-weights Mike Cashing and Harry
Bartlett, and JS0 a side was deposited. The
men will meet on Saturday to sum the final
articles of agreement. The fight will be for
$500 a side.
At the Union Gun Club grounds, at Hendon,
England. Monday, Captain Brewer, the famous
American pigeon 6hot, was backed for $1,000 to
kill 60 birds out 100 off the 35-yards mark. This
is a difficult task for even the best marksmen,
yet the Captain was successful. He killed tho
60 in 81 shots.
When Mayor Hugh J. Grant "sold his trot
ting horses six weeks ago, Kenilworth, whose
record is 2:1SJ, was purchased by Commission
er John J. Scannell for $3,00U. Monday Messrs.
Eels and Riker paid Mr. Scannell $1,750 for the
trotter. They will take Kenilworth abroad ana
enter bim in European trotting matches.
Mike Kelly will have a hard row to hoe in
Boston, no matter whether he captains the
team or not. If Mike does not make a three
bagger ca cry time he comes to the bat tbe
ma mill want to enow the reason why.
Mike isiiot helping nis cause by his lofty talk.
But then, Mike doesn't care. A'ew York
GUS TUTHILL. who is well known in sport
ing circles as the backer of Jack Dempsey, is a
partner of his brother in the stock brokerage
business. Recently some customers "laid
down on them," and the financial friend of tbe
Nonparlel was forced to suspend. Monday he
settled with his creditors at 100 cents on the
dollar, although given a chance to settle at 60
Another Lot of Those 95c Night Gowns
In muslin underwear department to-day.
Same styles as before; hard to get them fast
enough. Jos. Hoene & Co. '8,
Peon Avenue Stores.
WIT AGAINST EACTS.
Cute and Amusing Things Done by
Several Democratic Senators
MERELY FOE POLITICAL EFFECT.
South Dakota at Last Stepping Over the
Threshold of Statehood.
THE COUNTBY OVERRUN WITH PAUPERS.
Scrth Carolina Bushes in the First Beturn of Electoral
rSFXCIAT. TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH
Washington', January 15. The tariff
bill being practically done with, the Demo
crats are endeavoring to eke out the time
that remains before the vote is taken, next
Tuesday, in trying to glean sotnethinc for
party effect, and they do and say some very
cute and amusing things. The Republican
Senators, as a general thing, take them too
seriously. There is no humorist like Vance
or Vest on the Republican side, and conse
quently the lively and often extremely
wittv sallies of these two Senators usually
receive answers that sound flat by compari
son, though they may have the merit of be
ing practical and to the point.
The proposition of Vest to-day, to strike
attar of roses off the free list and insert
salt, is a good example of the manner in
which the tariff debate proceeds and will
proceed until the end. But the witty sallies
and sentimental, eloquent pleas of Vest for
free salt were answered even more thor
oughly than would have been expected by
the array of evidence presented by the Re
publicans, showing how the price of salt
had been cut down under the operation of
the tariff, through the vast development of
SORT OP A SUBPKISE.
Most of the auditors were doubtless
greatly surprised to hear from Senator
Palmer that within 20 years salt has de
creased in price from (1 70 per barrel to 51
cents per barrel the latter including the
price of the barrel ana much oi this reauc
tion under the operation of what the Demo
crats called the Salt Trust.
It is the general verdict that the Repub
licans prove themselves to have digested the
question in all its aspects much better than
the Democrats. "While the. latter have the
advantage in wit and sentiment, the argu
ments of the former have always a business
ring which convinces, if it fails to divert
Delegations of workingmen asking for
high tariff on all kinds of manufactured ar
ticles, and delegations of farmers asking for
a tariff on all kinds of farm produce, to
gether with the results of the last elections,
have produced a change. For instance, the
last delegation which will be heard was that
of to-day, a deputation of gardeners and
farmers, which made demands as follows: A
duty of 25 cents a bushel on potatoes, 15 cents
a bushel on turnips, 2 cents a heaa or half a
cent a pound on cabbage, and sauerkraut,
which is a form of cabbage, taken off the
free list; 5 a barrel or 1 cent a pound on
cauliflower, in salt or brine; 5 cents a dozen
on eggs or 3 cents a dozen on egg yolks or
preserved eggs in any form.
MANY HAVE LOST HEABT.
Moreover, the Southern members have
been hearing from their own constituents on
this subject, and while they feel it to be
imperative that theyshall fight it ontpretty
much on tbe line in which they started, so
far as this bill is concerned, it is pretty evi
dent that most of them have lost heart.
Nearly all of the work is done by Messrs.
Vance and Vest. Mr. German is now rarely
seen in the chamber during the debate, and
the Democratic Senators who are known to
have a divided opinion on the question never
open their mouths. One of the most im
portant admissions of the debate was made
to-day by Mr. Vest, when he said that the
President had gone too far when he declared
in his message that the price oi. every
product on which a duty was levied was in
creased by exactly the amount of the duty.
This shows that the anti-protectionists are
making progress, as originally they all
agreed with the President.
HOW NEW T0RK WAS SPLIT.
Senator Hiscock Says That Rum and Pro
tection Were tho Winners.
Washington, January 15. In the
course of the tariff discussion in the Senate
to-day the results of the election in the State
of 2few York came up, and Mr. Butler re
minded Mr. Hiscock that, although the re
sult was against Cleveland, it was in favor
of Hill. The following colloquy ensued:
'Oh, yes," said Mr. Hiscock, "wherever rum
was on the banner Democracy was successful."
"Had Romanism nothing to do with It?" Mr.
Butler asked, "or rebellion?"
"Mr. Hill' said Mr. Hiscock, "under the
banner of rum, carried the State, and Harri
son, under the banner of protection, carried
"Did not Governor Hill indorse the Mills
bill?" Mr. Butler asked.
"Governor Hill," Mr. Hiscock replied, "is to
have no voice on the Mills bill. He is to con
fine himself to tbe question of license high
license, low license or no license."
Mr. Butler Did not the Chicago Convention
indorse free whisky?
Mr. Hiscock It did not. I ask the Senator
from South Carolina if he is not quite ready to
repeal tho internal revenue tax on whisky
whether Drotection noes or not?
Mr. Butler I would retain the tax on whisky.
Mr. Hiscockt-Then you do not indorse the
Mr. Butler The Mills bill does not propose
Mr. Hiscock The Mills bill contains a pro
vision which practically allows the free dis
tillation of whisky.
After five and a half hours of discussion
the bill was laid aside, without a vote on
the pending amendment, and after an execu
tive session Senate adjourned.
THE SAM0AN DIFFICULT!".
President Cleveland Says He Has Insisted
on Home Kale for the Place.
Washington, January 15. The Presi
dent to-day transmitted to both Houses of
Congress a report from the Secretary of
State, with later correspondence (since De
cember 21), exhibiting the progress of the
disturbances in Samoa up to the present
After stating that the information is of
much importance, the President says:
1 have Insisted that tbe autonomy and inde
pendence of Samoa should be scrupulously pre
served according to the treaty made with
Samoa by the powers named and tho other
agreements and unaerstanaing with each other.
I have protested against every act apparently
tending in tbe opposite direction, and durinir
tho existence of internal disturbances one or
more vessels of war have been kept in Samoan
waters to protect American citizens and prop
erty. The accompanying correspondence referred
to by the President was not sent to the
House, bnt accompanied a copy of the letter
transmitted to the Senate, and has not yet
been laid before that body.
THREE LEPT-nANDED BLESSINGS
Bestowed on Privntc Dalzell for Each One
of His Christmas Gifts.
tSFECIAI. TILEOBAM TO THX DISPATCH.:
Washington, January 15. Inqu iries
in regard to the famous Christmas eift of
"Private" Dalzell to the old soldiers con
tinue to pour in to the office of the Second
Auditor, the Commissary General, and
the Quartermaster General, raanv of them
through members of Congress, wfy imme
diately turn the letters over to one or the
other of these officers.
The Private gets three left-handed bless
ings for each of these letters, one from the
member of Congress, one from the official to
whom jt is forwarded, and one, the most
vigorous of all, from the deluded soldier
when he receives the reply to Ma inquiry.
SOUTH DAKOTA ALMOST Iff.
A New State Getting In Shape
to Sit With
SrECIAL TELEQUAM TO THE DISFATCB.l
Washington, January 15. At last a
bill for the admission of the Territory of
South Dakota is before the House of Bepre
sentatives. For years this section of Uncle
Sam's domain H95 been knocking at the
door of Congress for admission, but she has
been steadily refused by the Democrats un
less she would agree to be included with the
North part of the State, which was not so
strongly tinctured with Republicanism at
the South. The late elections, which were
an eye-opener in so many ways, materially
altered the view of the Democrats in Con
gress with regard to Dakota, which gave
such a largely increased Republican majority
almost solely on account of her bad treat
ment by the Democratic party. That
brought the Democrats to time, and they are
now willing to admit Dakota in any wayas
all, provided only she will hold no spite
against them for past grievance.
Formerly, to bring up the Dakota ques
tion was provoke a storm of buzzes from the
Democrats. Now the name is spoken with
the most reverential intonation, and the
Democratic speakers vie with the Eepub
lican speakers in most cases to say nice
things of the new State that is to be, and
doubtless when the speech makers are sat
isfied South Dakota will at once be made a
State, by a large majority.
AN INTOLERABLE BUEDEN.
The Influx of Pnnpcrs to the United States
rSFECTAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCII.1
Washington, January 15. The Ford
Immigration Committee will probably re
port the results of their labors to the House
in a few days. Mr. Fold said this morning
that the report and accompanying bill had
both been virtually completed and would
be presented to the committee for considera
tion at once. As soon as reported he in
tends to ask unanimous consent to set a day
for the consideration of the measure, and
believes that the request will be granted.
"There is urgent need," said he, "for ac
tion on the matter during the present ses
sion. The influx of paupers in New York
and the border States, from Canada, and
elsewhere, is an intolerable burden. There
is a law now, it is true, preventing the im
migration of paupers into the United
States, but there is no machinery to carry
it into effect. Men find their way into the
poor houses after having been in this coun
try only a month. Detroit is filled with
paupers from Canada, and has just built a
5120,000 tioor house. New York, too, is ex
cessively burdened by the support of paup
ers from the old world."
BUSHING IN THE RETURNS.
North Carolina First to Report Its Elect-
oral Vote to the Senate.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, January 15 The votes
of the Electoral Colleges, which were cast
yesterday,began to come in to the President
of the Senate to-day. E. W. Pou, of North
Carolina, was the first messenger to present
himself, beating Maryland and Virginia,
as also did New Jersey, which came in
Pou caught a train the moment the vote
was counted, arrived here early this morn
ing, and at the first opportunity placed the
Democratic vote of the old North State in
the hands of Mr. Ingalls.
SIXTH WARD REPUBLICANS.
Candidates for Office Nominated at a Meet
ing Lint Night.
The Sixth ward Republicans met last
night in the Forbes street school building
to nominate candidates for ward offices.
David Hutchison was elected Chairman,
and H. H. Bengough and Edward Jenkins
acted as Secretaries, The following resolu
tion was adopted:
Whereas, This beidg a regularly called
meeting of the Republican voters of the Sixth
ward, and as it is deemed proper and wise at
this time to select candidates tor Council and
ward officers, therefore, be it
Resolved, That each and every Republican
voter present and taking part in this meeting
is hereby pledged to support the candidates
that may be selected by the majority present.
James L. Williams was the only candi
date for Select Council, and he received the
unanimous nomination for the office. The
nominations for School Director were as fol
lows: Hugh Adams, David Sitzler and S.
In deciding the way in which to choose
two of the three men Michael
Malone and Philip Plinn got into a
wrangle and were only stopped by the jeer
ing of the crowd. It was finally agreed that
the nominees appoint tellers who would lo
cate themselves at a table in company
with the chairman, and as the voters passed
around the table they would mark down
upon a paper the names of their two favor
ites. The vote resulted as follows: Sitzler,
99; Adams, 98; Charters, 56. Messrs.
Sitzler and Adams were, therefore, declared
nominated. The district officers chosen
were as follows:
First district, Jndpe. John Evans. Jr.; Inspector.
J. Henry Miller: liegister, K. D. Nicholson. Sec
ond district. Judge. Frank Schafer; Inspectors,
James Robinson and Vm. Malone: Keglstcr, Mar
tin Fromer. Third district, Judjre, H. T. Jahn;
Inspector, Theodore Graham; Kcglster, C. K.
l'resser. Fourth district. Judge, Charles Relfcn
off: Inspector. John Owens: Keglster, Charles
Keilly. Fifth district, Jndce, Jamet AlcTigbe; In
spector. Henry Petzmeyer: Registers, John Kil
rain ana itooert Miller. Slxtb district. Judge,
George Keager; Inspector, Charles White. Beets.
ter, Henry Gunst.
Herrmann at tbe Clnb.
In accordance with his custom in
past years, Prof. Herrmann, the cele
brated prestidigitator, will give a
private performance in the parlors of
the Pittsburg Press Club at 11 o'clock to
night, after the regular show. In addition
to displaying his wonderful magical powers
he explains his methods of doing some ot
the tricks. An informal reception will fol
low the entertainment.
Previous to Stock Taking
We shall offer for to-day only 25 styles of fine
tailor-made suits, manufactured from im
ported whipcord, diagonal, fancy cheviot
and worsted, regular price 523 to 30, our
price lor to-day onlv $12. Bemeniber, we
always produce exactly what we advertise,
and we stake our business reputation on the
truth of our advertisements.
P. C. c. c.
Cor. Grant and Diamond streets,
Opp. new Court House.
Tbe Pittsburg Female College
Announces January 29. as the third term
and the beginning of last half of" academic
year. This is an excellent "time for pupils
to enter for a good half-year's work in any
department they may select. The location
is eligible lor all, Eighth street, corner of
Penn avenue. The rates are very moderate.
Call or send for information to A. H. Nor
cross, D. D., President, Pittsburg, Pa.
THE NEW GINGHAMS.
Imported Styles, Thousands of Yards, Hun
dreds of Pieces
Now open in our wash dress goods depart
ment. Come and see them; they're lovely.
Every pattern brand new.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Grent Clearance Sale of Boohi,
Stationery, pottery, pictures, albums and
many; useful articles will open Thursday
morning and continue for three days this
week. H. Watts & Co.,
431 Wood street.
This is spring weather, and early spring
Scarfs are just the thing to wear. We will
have an exclusive and new line of lovely
goods at 50c Thursday. See our windows.
Hotel Anderson, 47 Sixth street,
COFFEY, NOT C0ILE;
Belieyed by Many People to Have
TJeen the Slayer of Henry Meyer.
A PABD0N FOE THE PRISONER
Urged in a Well Sustained Application Be
fore the Board, Testerday.
FEAR KEPT HANI MOUTHS CLOSED.
Case of Coyle and FrejTtcel and McClnre Held
f SFECTAL TZLIORAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Harbisbubg, January 15. Several in
teresting cases were heard before the Board
of Pardons to-day, among them that of Ed
ward Coyle, of Pittsburg, convicted of mur
der in the second degree and sentenced to
six years in the penitentiary. Edward F.
Hays appeared for the prisoner. With the
lling of Henry Meyer Covle had no con
nection. Judge Bailey had written a let
ter in the interest of the prisoner,
in which he maintained that Slat
tery had fired the fatal shot, but
his (Hays') opinion was that the real mur
derer was Edward Coffey, who seemed to ex
ercise a marvelous influence in the commu
nity while he lived, to cover up his crime,
and thus prevented the truth in the case
from being revealed. Since his violent
death a number oi facts had come to the sur
face which, to his mind, indicated that Cof
fey fired the'shot which killed Jleyer to re
lease Slattery from the victim's grasp.
It was hard to speak of the dead, but Cof
fey reveled in blood. It was common for
him to enter balls and other places and
shoot at people, and he had the faculty of
having his crimes concealed.
AFBAID TO TELL THE TEUTH.
Several persons who had good means of
information had stated since Coffey's suicide
(having been afraid to reveal their secret
until his death) that he had committed the
murder. It had been hoped that the sworn
testimony of these men would be presented
to the board at this meeting, but fear of
prosecution for connection with the crime
had deterred them from swearing to what
they had said in conversation with detec
tives and others.
Beference was made to the fact that Offi
cer Eost, of this city, had arrested Coffey
shortly after the murder and found a re
volver on him, with one chamber empty,
and of the caliber used in killing Meyer.
There was no doubt that the man arrested
by Boat was Coffey, and as the Catholic
priest who received Coffey's confession
shortly before his death had asked for
Coyle s pardon, he believed that Coffey had
confessed to the killing of Meyer, a secret
which the priest was not permitted to re
veal under the rules of the Church.
William Hall, alias William St. Clair,
who was intimate with Coffey, had gone so
far as to have Mr. Hays write an affidavit
charging the murder of Meyer to Coffey,
but when asked to swear to the statement
dictated he declined to do so because the
District Attorney of Allegheny county
wouldn't give him tbe assurance that he
'wouldn't be prosecuted if he made a clean
breast of the matter.
THE PEATER "WELL SUSTAINED.
The application lor pardon was well sus
tained. The testimony of Officer Eiscb,
criminating Coyle, was violently assailed
for its inveracity. Detectives Coalson,
O'Mara, Kelley, and Hennessey, clerk of
the Coroner's jury, were among the people
wno Deiievea ioyie innocent oi tne crime
for which he was convicted. Boger O'Mara
entertained a similar opinion. Langhurst,
county detective when Coyle) was arrested,
also believed him guiltless of the killing.
When on trial in court, he said, cases gal
loped on furiously, as if there was a horse
race instead of a jury trial, as though it
were a mere trial of the skill of counsel.
Mrs. Coyle sought to inject a remark oc
casionally for the benefit of her son, but Mr.
Hays counseled her to keep quiet. Numer
ous" letters from people of prominence,
familiar with the history and trial ot the
case, recommended Coyle's pardon and
stated their belief in his innocence.
The depositions of Mrs. Bosa Ebel, Miss
Bosa Ebel and Frank Ebel, submitted by
Mr. Hays, state that James McMahon told
them on the day Coffey committed suicide
that he saw Coffey shoot Meyer. A com
munication from ex-Chief Blackmore was
also filed, to the effect that information re
ceived by him convinced him that Coffey
HELD UNDER ADVISEMENT.
The Board of Pardons in executive session
to-night decided to hold the case of Covle
and McClure and Freyvogle under advfse
ment. The cases of Peter A ngelo Antonio
Cesario, convicted of violating, the Brooks
law by selling cider, and Bichard Splane,
of Allegheny county, were unfavorably
Pardons were recommended in the follow
ing cases: William B. Stewart, burglary,
Philadelphia, represented by ex-Senator
Hood, of Indiana county; John Kelley, of
Schuylkill county, convicted of arson.
A PAINFUL CASE.
Sad Story of the Causes That Drove a
Sinn to Commit Crime.
rSFECTAL TELIGBAJI TO TOT DISPATCH.
Haeeisbubo, January 15. A painfully
interesting case was heard before the Board
of Pardons to-day. John Kelley, sentenced
in Schuylkill county to eight years for
arson, was a railroad engineer. His life
was made miserable by the dissipated habits
of his wife.whomhe found drunk frequently
when he returned home for his meals. Find
ing out where she obtained the liquir he is
alleged to have notified the proprietor of
the place to cease furnishing it to her. He
was told that his' request wouldn't be com
plied with, as the proprietor proposed to
take advantage of every opportunity to
One night he entered his house to find not
only his wife helplessly drunk but his
youngdaughter, just budding into woman
hood, in a similar condition, both prostrate
on the floor. He was unable to control him
self, and immediately started out of the
house and set fire to the place where his
wife had been getting her liquor. Among
those who have asked for the pardon of
Kelley is Cadwallader Biddlc, general
agent of the State Board of Public Chari
ties, who says he has none of the elements
of the criminal in his composition.
GAMBLING TnEIR ONLY FAULT.
Tho Gronndn on Which a Pardon is Asked
for rrcjvogje and lUcCIare.
rSPKCIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH.!
Haebisbueg, January 15. In present
ing Freyvogle and McClure's case to the
Pardon Board to-day Walter Lyon said that
he believed that when Judge Collier sen
tenced the men he didn't do it so much on
the counts of. the indictment on which they
were convicted as on the allegation that
they had relieved Quinn of his 59,000.
In palliation of the fact that the men are
gamblers Mr. Lyon called attention to the
lact that they are men of delicate health,
and nothing but gambling could be urged
against them. He submitted petitions for
their pardon containing the distinguished
array of names already-alluded to in The
Bucket Shops Illegnl In Ohio.
Columbus. O., January 15. The bill
for the suppression of bucket shops that was
passed by the Legislature to-day became a
in the market,
myre & Co.
Flour. The best patent
Manufactured by 7hit-
AT HAEBIS0F8 HOME.
The Electors and the Elected Greet Each
Other An Ohio Visitor Offer to
Help Form tho Cabinet
Everett Is for Plntt.
Indianapolis, January 15. The Ohio
electors -met this morning prior to starting
for General Harrison's, and unanimously
chose the Hon. S. T. Everett, of Cleveland,
to act as their chairman and spokesman.
About 11 o'clock they visited the President
elect and were cordially received by both
the General and Mrs. Harrison. Mr.
Everett introduced the electors to General
and Mrs. Harrison, and a pleasant half
hour was passed in general conversation.
General Harrison remarked:
"Now that you have formally elected me,
I suppose I may go on with the formation
of a Cabinet."
"Certainly, General; do you want any
help?" facetiouslv innuired Judze Devoe.
The General did not reply, and no further
reference was made to political matters.
The visitors expressed themselves as highly
gratified with their trip, and returned home
During the afternoon Mr. Everett had a
long private conference with tbe President
elect. He stated that his visit was a social
one, but it is suspected that political mat
ters were discussed, as Mr. Everett was also
in conference with Colonel John C. New
during the afternoon. It conld not be
learned that Everett was advocating any
particular name as Cabinet quantity. He
is known, however, to be an ardent sup
porter of ex-Senator Piatt, but declined to
tell whether he urged Mr. Piatt's appoint
ment or what passed in his conference with
the President-elect. He returned home this
As the Ohio delegation was about to take
their leave the Illinois electors were an
nounced, and were likewise received by
General and Mrs. Harrison. The Illinois
delegation included ex-Secretary of State
Henry M. Dement, Chas. H. Deere, Jas.
Dinsmore, Bobert Moire, Sam B. Baymond,
O. W. Patton, John Creerar, J. B. Wheeler,
Duncan Mackay, A. P. Jones, J. C. Nor
ton, E. P. Slate, H. C. Horner, A. Blakely,
G. Truitt and A. H. McTaggart. Geo. W.
Matthews, J. M. Bcere and John M. Hub
bard, of Chicago, also accompanied the Illi
MOKE AEMS FOE HAYTI.
The Saginnw Clears With a Warlike Cargo
for Dominican Ports.
ISPZCIAI. TELZaitAM TO THK DISPATCH.
Netv Yobk, January 15. The Clyde
steamer Saginaw sailed late this afternoon
having cleared for Dominican ports. Min
ister Preston was out of town, but Secretary
of Legation Charles Preston declares that
with the Saginaw went 60 cases of rifles, 200
boxes of union metallic cartridges, and four
cannon of 30 pounds caliber, which were
put in the hold as ballast. The cases were
marked "B. and S.," and a portion of them
went to Porto Plata, while the rest were
consigned to Samana, for which port Con
sul Julia's little steamer recently sailed.
Mr. Preston further says that these goods
came from the warehouse of Hartley & Gra
ham, 38 West street, and were put on drays
marked "Brunner's Musical Instrument
An effort was made with Collector Ma
gone to have him prevent the Saginaw from
sailing with these arms, but the Dominican
Consul, Mr. Julia, had already explained
to Mr. Magone that his President, 31.
Herana, had ordered them for his own use,
and had had them sent to out-of-the-way
towns to avoid creating the suspicion that
he was going to war. Mr. Preston said the
arms were sent to Porto Plata because the
Haytian Consul at that point, A. W. Lith
gon, for some reason, continued to see fit to
clear vessels for Cape Haytien, in spite of
the demands of Legitime's Government.
C00LEI ON COMMERCE.
The Coastitntlon Cnn be Stretched to Meet
Axbakt, January 15. Hon. Thomas M.
Cooley, Chairman ot the Inter-State Com
merce Commission, by invitation was the
orator at the annual meeting of the State
Bar Association, at the Assembly chamber
here to-day, and his snbject was: "The
Comparative Merits ot a Written and Un
written Constitution." In closing he said:
It may be that by and by the Federal Legis
lature, surveying tbe field of inter-State com
merce, and taking note of how State commerce
encroaches upon and intermingles with it,
crowding it in the same vehicles on the same
roads, sharing with it the same expenses, rates
which are imposed on one necessarily atTecting
rates that can be accepted on the other, and be
ins handled at the same time by the same
hands, under the same official control, will come
to the conclusion that separate regulation of
State commerce must necessarily oe to some
extent, at least, and may be, to a large extent,
Inconsistent with a complete Federal regula
tion of commerce that Is inter-State.
Should that conclusion be reached, the Fed
eral Legislature is not unlikely to take to itself
the complete regulation of the whole, and if it
shall do so it will but add another to tbe many
illustrations already to be seen in our history,
which show bow vast is the edifice that may
riejbtfullv be rected within the bounds of thn
single Federal powers which at first seemed of
An Aged Italian Suicide Leaves
Netv Yobk:, January 15. Pedro Ben
zangoli Pedrazzo, aged 77, the well-known
fresco painter, committed suicide at his
home, 226 East Thirty-fifth street, to-day by
hanging. A will left by the deceased shows
at the time of his death he was possessed of
$12,000, deposited in various savings banks
of this city. He had Been troubled with
spinal disease, and made arrangements for
his funeral. The money is directed to be
paid over to his two sisters in Italy.
He also left directions for his funeral,
with a schedule of expenses as follows: For
ice coffin, ?12; for casket, with plate, 90;
lor opening grave, 55; for one of the best
hearses, $20; ior three nice carriages, $24.
All the property in his apartment he left to
Mary Granger, who has taken care of his
rooms for 16 years.
It Will be Senator McMillan.
Lansing, Mich., January 15. Both
branches of the Legislature voted for
United States Senator this evening, with
the following result: House James Mc
Millan, 68; M. H. Ford, 27. Senate
McMillan, 22; Ford, 7.
Iinrgest Stock of New Embroideries
Ifow here. You can't come too soon. There
are lots of buyers all the time white goods
too, all the prettiest styles and a' great many
bargains in linen laces.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Wo Have Complete Ytctorr.
Ton can make no comparison this time,
as we have the first line of spring neckwear
in the city. The price is only 50c. See our
windows. Will Pbice,
47 Sixth street.
Come in the morning for bargains and
avoid the afternoon rush; you will have
better attention and an opportunity to get
many good bargains that, owing to the
crowded condition of our counters later in
the day, make it impossible to show.
MWFSU Hugus & Hacke.
See the Planh Jnckets at 97,
They are great value; and the plush coats at
$15 00 bargains are plenty in this cloak
room the whole stock is away down in
price. Jos. Hobne & Cos
Penn Avenue Stores.
as usual, we are ahead of all other houses
(no exception this time) with early spring
neckwear. We open ours Thujjday after
noon. Will Peice, 47 Sixth street
But silverware at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth
are. Lowest prices. ttfsu
WHERE WAS QUAT?
Eussell Harrison Breaks tbe Cruel
Edict of Silence and Tells
HOW HE HELPED TO ELECT HIS PA,
Bat He Does Not Want iny Office Under
HE WILL STILL EESIDE IS M0KTAM
And Will Use His Influence to Secure Legislation
for the Territory.
eHET.ENA.'MONT., January 15. The ban
quet and reception to B. B. Harrison last
night was the largest and finest affair ever
given in Montana Territory. The son of
the President-elect responded to the toast,
"Onr Guest." .His remarks were listened
to with great attention. He said:
Fellow Townsmen and Fellow Citizens of Mon
tana: On my journey to Montana after a protracted
stay in the East, I found by reason of tele
grams sent to others that there was some anx
iety on the part of friends here to learn of the
exact date of my return to Helena, bnt i did
not know until after my arrival in this city
that this desire to learn of my intentions had
behind it a purpose to tender me such a cor
dial and generous welcome upon my return, as
has been given me here to-night.
The esteem, confidence and good wishes of
one's neighbors are things, to be highlv prized
and are a crown to any man's life. When I
came to this Territory nine years ago, I came
to make It my future home, and it has been a
source of preat gratification to me that I have
been permitted during my residence here to
join you in efforts that have resulted in the
thorough settlement and development of a
good-sized portion of the last of the frontier in
the United States. We are now knocking
loudly and energetically for"admission as a
State of the Union and for the boon of self-
ovemment, a fundamental principle desired
ere as earnestly now as it was In Massachu
setts In 1776.
HIS HUMBLE WOEK.
. I have been absent for many months doing
what I could in an humble way to further my
father's nomination for the office of President
of the United States, and afterward his elec
tion. During my absence rumors of va
rious kinds have appeared in the pub
lic press that I had left Helena and
Montana to take up my residence
in other places. I wish to assure you to-night
that there is not the slightest foundation in
fact for any rumors of that character. I am
still, and intend so to remain, a citizen of
Helena and of Montana Territory. I still regis
ter, when I dare just now to register at all, as
from Helena, Montana.
You have not called upon me 'for an expres
sion of my intentions, but ltmayanTord relief
to some In this Territory to know that I do not
desire and will not accept anypublic office. As
a citizen of Montana, and as a member of that
great army of people who claim to be intelli
gent citizens of tbe United States, but
who are not permitted to take any
part in the election of a President or to govern
themselves, and as a still small number of tbe
army who have never been permitted to cast a
single vote for a "President of the United
States, I took deep and active interest In tbe
success oi tne itepuDlican party and its can
didate dnrinir the last camnairn. becantn I
believed and in fact know that Republican suc
cess meant increased prosperity and great ad
vancement to Montana and her sister Territo
ries. The Republican can dldate, as Senator of
the United States, made a record as a friend of
theTerritories that met with generous approval
in the great far West.
. A TEEBITOEIAL BOOM.
I believe there will be no impropriety in my
saying now, and I know It will give you encour
agement and hope, that his record as President
of the United States, in reference to the Terri
tories, will meet greater approval from the cit
izens of Montana and other Territories.
Democrats and Republicans alike. I
am not sure now I will have much
influence with the next administration,
but what influence I will have you can rest as
sured will be exerted for the development and
.prosperity of Montana and in calling attention
to the fact, where I can with propriety, that
there are men in the Territories as intelligent,
as well qualified and as honest for the credit
able discharge of tbe duties of any public
office as can be found in any State of the
You have in a very complimentary manner
forced me to my feet witn the toast, "Our
Guest." It is to be responded to by another,
and I fear I have occupied more time than 1
should. I felt a delicacy in saying anything to
night beyond expressing my thanks on
this occasion, but feeling tbe Inspiration of
your welcome I do not think I could have said
less. I thank you again very sincerely and
heartily for your esteem, good will and hos
pitality. A MYSTERIOUS FIRE.
Mrs. Arthur Roddey and Her Child Fatally
Hurned This Blornlng.
Avery mysterious fire occurred on the
Southside early this morning, and a woman
and child were fatally burned. About 130
o'clock a policeman noticed a slight blaze
in the second story of a house occu
pied by Arthur Boddey, at No.
514 Carson street. An alarm was
turned in from box 126, and the fire was ex
tinguished with but little damage. When
the firemen entered the room they found Mrs.
Boddey and her child lying on the floor.
They were both unconscious. Mrs. Bod
dey was removed to the Homeopathic
Hospital, and the child was cared for by a
neiehbor. The origin of the fire or
how the woman was burned is unknown.
The physicians at the hospital have but
slight hopes for her recovery.
A DESPERADO'S DEATH.
He Is Shot From Ambnsh for tho Sake of a
St Louis, January 15. Wesley Barnett,
a half-breed Creek Indian, up to last Satur
day was the most fearless desperado in the
Indian Territory. He was the leader of a
desperate band of horse thieves and general
outlaws, and for years had run riot over the
Creek nation, depredating upon property
and slaying in cold blood nearly everyone
who had opposed him, or who had attempted
to arrest him. A few months ago he delib
erately murdered United States Marshal
Phillips near Enfaula, and later killed the
noted Mose Jlclntosh, of the Creek police,"
and wounded two or three others while they
were attempting to arrest him.
He openly defied all law, and during the
late sessiorwof the House of .Warriors of the
Creek nation stood before that body and
dared anyone to take him. A large reward
was offered for him dead or alive, and last
Saturday Wallace McNac, a Creek Indian,
lay in ambush for him near Okmulgee, and
when the daring ontlaw appeared emptied
both barrels of his shotgun, loaded with
buskshot, into his body, killing him in
stantly. FORGOT TO DRAW THE BLINDS.
Why a Ollnitrel Party Doesn't Bank Much
on Southern Hoipltalitr.
rSrZCIAI. TELIOBAM TO TBI niSPATCn.J
Knoxville, Tenn., January 15. A
sensation was created here the other morn
ing by the arrest of George H. Primrose,
Thomas LeMack, George Thatcher, and five
other members of the Thatcher, Primrose
and West minstrels. They had retired to
their private car, after their performance
here, and sat down to a poker game, but
neglected to draw the curtains. A police
man saw them, and rushing for the nearest
justice, brought him to tbe scene. The
two entered the car and placed tbe players
under arrest. Then the justice held court
at once and assessed fines amounting in all
to $100, three-fifths of that sum beiug for
The people of Knoxville are indignant at
the officials' action, and it is understood
some of the best citizens will subscribe $100
to be returned to the minstrels. The latter
are at a disadvantage, since they could not
remain behind to fight the case without can
celing their next day's engagement.
For Western Pennsyl
vania, West Virginia
and Ohio, heavy rain,
warmer, brisk to high
veering to southerly.
Pittsbukg. January 15, 1839.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city tarnishes the following:
10.-00 A. K St
1:00 r. it 48
4-0OP. If 47
7:00 r. M 46
Mean temp 39
Maximum temp.. SO .
Hirer at 5 p. it., 5.3 fec a fall or 0.7 feet In the
hut 24 hours.
ISPZCIAI. TKLXGKAM lo THX DISPATCH.!
Wabren Biver 1 9-10 feet and falling.
Weather cloudy and moderate.
MOBGANTOWN River 5 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 50 at 4 p. M.
Bnowssvii.i.E River 5 feet 9 inches and
falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 42, at 8
A SCIENTIFIC LECTURE.
Alchemy and Modern Chemistry Discussed
by Prof. Eangler.
Prof. John W. Langley, of Ann Harbor
University, gave a very interesting lecture
last night to the society of the King's Sons
at St. Peter's Church, entiUed "Alchemy
and Modern Chemistry."
After speaking of the ancient origin of
the Pseudo-science of alchemy among the
Egyptians, the lecturer gave a historical
sketch of its career until the middle ages,
when it prevailed all over Europe. Tho
chief object of the student of Alchemy was
to gain possession of three things, viz: The
philosopher's stone for the purpose of mak
ing gold out of the base metals; the elixir of
life, which lent its possessor perpetual youth;
and the little elixir, which had the charac
teristic of changing lead into silver.
The professor stated that the alchemist
was thoroughly imbued with the fact that
with the possession of all, or either of these
treasures their object could be achieved. A
failure was invariably ascribedto the in
fluence of a witch or wizard. "While speak
ing of these the lecturer quoted a few lines
from a book written by Pope Gregory VIL
against the witches, where it said: "This is
the reason why there are more witches than
wizards. For what is woman? But an
enemy of friendship, aloe to truth, a snare
unto many a domestic discord, a natural
temptation, a desirable misfortune, a per
petual fountain of tears, and a mischief of
nature overlaid with a glittering varnish."
From Alchemy, astrology sprang into ex
istence, for the people believed that every
human being was influenced by some star
in the sky. The greatest distinction oe
tweeu the alchemist of the past and the
chemist of to-day," the professor stated,
"lies in the fact that while those pseudo
scientists believed in the action ot an occult
power from without to influence a chemical
body, we now agree that this power is active
within the body itself. The dawn of modern
chemistry broke out with the birth of the
present century; before that all was dark
A vote of thanks was tendered the lecturer
at the close of his entertaining discourse.
The Compulsory Edncationnl Bill Favored
by School Fathers.
At a special meeting of the Allegheny
Board of School Control, held last night,
for the consideration of Joseph A. Lang
fitt's compulsory educational bill, a unan
imous vote indorsing the same was passed
by the board.
It was also decided to ask for a higa
school building tax of $10,000.
A Trio of Italians Taken Under Cover for
l Trying to Bob Brethren.
Officer Hugh Madison last night arrested
three Italians, Tony Mastine, Antone
Piona and Balf Bogier, charged with rob
bing or attempting to rob Patrick Cnsick
and William Swintal at the corner of
Strawberry alley and Grant street.
Emswonb ns It Is.
A meeting held by citizens of Emsworth
last night to take steps in the direction of a
borough government resulted in the com
plete route of the promoters of the move
ment. The farmers are satisfied with town
ship laws, and do not care about putting
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Can he washed with water, same as OUcloth,
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WOLFF & RANDOLPH, FHiUDELPHia.
The physicians of tho Catarrh and Dyspep.
sia Institute, at No. 23 Ninth street, give spe
cial attention to tho treatment of female dis
eases, or thoso diseases so common to women,
including all chronic disorders and weakness
The medicines are positively curative, and are
so prepared as to allow the patient to use the
treatment herself and thus avoid the unpleas
ant and humiliating treatment which most
women generally have to undergo. A lady
connected with the institute is always present
They treat catarrh, rheumatism, dyspepsia,
bronchitis, '.asthma, ulcers, seminal weakness,
salt rheum, kidney, blood, liver and female
Office hours, 10 A. 31. to t p. St., and 6 to 8 p.
m. Sundays, 12 to t v. m. Consultation free.
Treatment by correspondence. jalI-35-MWT
DB. GEORGE H. JONES.
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