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ONE CENT A WORD'
Spent in THE DISPATCn adletsJ
aeenres yon a servant, finds yon
m situation or brings a tenauir
for your rooms.
ONE CENT A WORD
Spent in THE DISPATCH adlots
secures yon a servant, finds you
a situation, or brings a tenant
lor your rooms.
FORTY SEYENTH TEAR.
BtELA'S COMET '
And the Becent Bright Mete
oric Displays Came From
SCATTEBED IN THE SKY.
The Theory of Garrett P. 'Seiriss, the
A Peep at the New Comet Shows It Is
Disappearing Rapidly It Is Still a
Mystery, but No Longer a Cause of
Fear Among Astronomers It Is an
Undoubted Feature in a Spectacular
Way To-Morrow and Sunday Night
Have Beautiful Displays Promised
The Meteors Now Seen Are Termed
Bielads, From the Burnt-Up Comet
The Whole Thing Intensely Interest
ing to Astronomers.
rerrciAi. telegram to tiie nisrATcn.1
New Yonn, .Nov. 24. There were no
celestial fireworks to-night Hardly ercr
did a meteoric firefly flit across the firma
ment to reward the eager watchers who
froze to housetops beguiled by the display
of the night previous, and by the various
interesting probabilities thus indicated into
the belief that the heavens would rain fire
and the Columbian bridge fireworks fade
from memory by comparison.
A carefnl and iaithful ontlook during the
whole evening and up to midnight was un
rewarded by aught save two or three in
significant points of light that dropped
through space and disappeared almost be
fore they could be perceived.
All this was verj discouraging and dis
appointing to ordinary folks only eager for
tbe spectacular, but it was mighty inter
esting to the astronomers. The brilliant
shower of meteorites of yesterday means a
good deal in relation to the mysterious
comet that has been puzzling astronomers.
The fireflies, fireworks and diamond-drops
that the poets saw last night were Bieliads,
that is, bits ot the Biela comet.
Very Latest About the Comet.
Garrett P. Serviss, the astronomer, ex
plained all about the meteorites to a Dis
patch reporter to-night, and something of
the latest news about the comet. "The
shower of meteors seen last night," Mr.
Serviss said, "were undoubtedly Bielads,
meaning the scattered particles, may he re
mains, of the famous Biela comet This
comet, it will be remembered, after coming
around regularly every six and three-quarter
years for some time, suddenly split in two
ik 1S46, aud these parts separated some
200,000 miles. In 1852 the pieces had
spread 2,000,000 miles apart, and in 187? the
comet had apparently gone to pieces en
tirely. It has not been seen at all since
that year. k
Now the earth crosses the orbit of Biela's
comet on November 27, and jt is on that
date that these meteoric showers were
looked for. But Bieliads were seen incon
siderable numbers last Saturday. They
were seen in fewer numbers again Sunday
night, and the following nights until
Wednesday, when an especially brilliant
The Meteors All Come Too Early.
The tact of these meteorites which are
positively identified as being particles
from Biela's comet, by the direction from
which they come, and all proceeding from
the proper radiant poiut appearing eight
days before the earth is due to cross the
orbit of Biela's comet indicates that these
swarms of meteors are scattered over a
space ot at least 25,000,000 miles
in diameter. The meteors may be
rushing along the comet's orbit in a cylin
drical stream, and this means that the cyl
inder of meteors is 25,000,000 miles thick,
but the fact ot the meteors falling in large
numbers on Saturday, then bnt a few on
the succeeding nights until Wednesday,
and after the brilliant shower last uight
again, a lull to-night is good evidence that
they are scattered irregularly over that
space, in bunches or shoals, so to speak.
Again, it may be that there has been a
displacement of Jhe comet's orbit, and that
we really passed through the real swarm,
the center ot the orbit, on Wednesday night
If this was so there will be no meteorio
shower on Sunday, the 27th, the time it is
Displays for To-Morrow and Sunday,
But Mr. Serviss thinks the meteors should
continue to fall through the skies in show
ers until Sunday night, when the biggest
displays should be seen. Then there may
showers for eight days after that If so,
it would be exact evidence that the comet
ary particles had actually scattered over
enormous space of 25,000,000 miles, and
were sweeping along the orbit of Biela's old
comet in that stupendous stream,
Biela's comet has been most erratic, and
all these probabilities may fail, but the
whole thing is exceedingly interesting to
the astronomers. One thing the meteors
have proved that will greatly interest most
people aud perhaps relieve a few, is that
they clearly indicate that the mysterious
comet now visible in the constellation
or Andromeda is not Biela's, and
that it is not rapidly approaching
the earth. The comet is moving oil to the
south so rapidly that its orbit cannot now
be made to coincide with Biela's. At one
time it occupied precisely the place in the
heavens where Biela's comet should have
been, but it is now beyond question that it
is not traveling in tne orDit ot liiela's
The New Comet Still a Mystery.
The comet Is stilLa mystery and a matter
of speculation, and no one can tell Just
what it is. All calculations have been
bated on certain theories and the mistake
was in supposing it to be much nearer the
earth than it really is. Of course the fact
that it was exactly where the Biela comet
should have been gave rise to the mistake.
The comet is evidently a stranger, but it
is a comet that very greatly resembles
Biela's in its condition. Its mass is prob
ably not treat, but is of great rarity and
scattered oyer a wide space. .It shows some
tendency to dissipation. The head has been
knocked all to pieces, and while it still may
be coming this-way, it is, if anything,
fainter now than it has been at any time
since its discovery.
Mr. Serviss showed the comet to The
Dispatch reporter through a good glass,
and it was distinctly disappearing. It
would be very difficult to locate it with or
dinary opera glasses, and if the unpracticed
observer did stumble across it he would be
more likely to wipe the glass, thinking it
blurred a little, than to believe he had
spotted the comet The nebula in Andro
meda is much brighter, and the two are but
a short distance apart
A Failure In a Spectacular 'Way.
Apparently the comet Is a failure from a
spectacular point of view and is fast losing
prestige, and folks will soon speak of it
slightingly if not with contempt But Mr.
Serviss says it may really be a body of
enormous size. It is still barely possible
that it is coming this way. It may be an
immense distance off-vet and might loom
up interestingly before long.and then again
it may be but a cloud of meteorio dust
At the best the comet it still a mystery,
and it will take long and careful observa
tions to acquire any positive knowledge of
what it is and where it is bound. But it
will have to do something startling pretty
soon if it expects to hold any plaee
in public attention, to say uothing of re
spect Meanwhile, it will be worth while
to keep an eye aloft, especially on Satur
day and Sunday nights, when the real
swarm of Bielads is actually due.
Meteors as Large as Jupiter.
A special from Galesburg, II L, says: Prof.
E. L. Larkin, of the Knox College
observatory, made careful observations
on the remarkable meteoric shower
that prevailed here last night He
says the shower was three or four
days ahead of time, and that it result! d
trom the earth passing through the Andro
meda radiant space. He also says that the
meteors proceeded from a point not far
from where the comet is. From 9 until 9:15
o'clock: he counted more than 1,000 mete
ors, and in the following two hours
counted 200. He states that at least
100 more escaped his vision. Some of these
meteors he describes as being as large as
Jupiter and as having brilliant trains. The
motion of the meteors was slow. The sky
was very clear and the conditions were
MRS. CLEVELAND ESCAPES.
With a Close Call From Death In a Buna
Lakewood, N. J., Nor. 21 Special
Mrs. Grover Cleveland had a narrow escape
from being seriously hurt in a runaway ac
cident, this forenoon. She went out for
her morning ride, accompanied by Francis
P. Freeman and Mr. and Mrs. Freeman,
Jr. Mr. Freeman, Sr., took the reins, his
son, who had just arrived from Bellmar, oc
cupying the front seat with him. The party
had been out for about an hour when the
horses' heads were turned homeward. In
turning, the off horse shied at a passing
carriage, and before Mr. Freeman could
pull them up they were off. There was a
brisk wind blowing, and as the loose leaves
new up tne horse became more frightened,
and down the road they dashed.
Mr. Freeman, who is a powerful man,
braced himself against the dashboard of the
carriage and kept the frightened animals In
the road, turning safely tor every carriage
in the road. During the mad run one" of
.he horses kicked up a good-sized utone,
which just grazed the window from which
Mrs. Cleveland was breathlessly" watciilng
the horses. When within a half mile ot
town Mr. Freeraap, with almost super
human strength, pulled the horses up and
conducted the party safely back to the
cottage, well frightened but without harm.
F. M. B. A. DECLINING,
Bat Its Champions Profess Confidence In a
Ciiamfaign-, III., Nov. 24. At the
second day's meeting of the Central Assem
bly of the F. M. B. A. was devoted to the
hearing ot reports. While it was shown that
there had been a large decrease in the mem
bership, all of the speakers seemed sanguine
that the association would more than regain
its former strength before the next annual
meeting. One amendment to the constitu
tion is a proposition to admit women and
youths as members. C A. R,pbipson, pf
Fountainton. Ind., was elected President
The Assembly closed its labors bv adoDt-
ing resolutions ot faith in the future great
ness of the order, aud'calling upon members
to assist in reviving the work; demanding
tree and unlimited coinage of silver, and an
increased circulation medium and recom
mending the establishing ot postal saving
banks in lieu ot the preseut method ot
perpetuating national banks; that Congress
should prohibit dealings in futures of agri
cultural anda mechanical productions nd
the adulteration of foods and medicines;
demanding an equitable system ot gradu
ated tax of incomes, and favoring the elect
ion fo United States Senators by the people.
FIGHTING IN SAMOA.
Rival Tribes Fight Bloody Battles for the
Empty Title of Manga.
SAX" FbanciscO, Nov. 24. Ever since
the death of Manga there has been trouble
over the name or title of "Manga," which
is a royal prerogative. It was given by one
lot of villagers to the chief of Quogetage
aud another party to the chief who has been
residing it Fogoleau, on TJpolh. Chief of
Fagaitua, Leiate, who had a good deal to
do with the giving of the name to the Pago
Pago chief, attacked Aoa, who, with Fogot
age, had been supporting a rival Manga.
Four natives were killed and one wounded.
On October 19 Aoa went to Pago Pago
ana enaeavoreu id seme tne matter peace
fully, but on the boats approaching the
beach they were fired at by the Fogassi
people, who belong to the town on the bay
of that name, and who had joined with Pago
Pago. They killed two men and wounded
three. Fogotage and Aoa were driven out
of the bay and both their villages were de
stroyed. The damage so far has been done
chiefly to the white men's property. It is
rumored that some of the towns near Leona
may join in the quarrel In that case the
whole of Tutuala would become involved.
OHE FILLED A BAG WITH JEWJ3LHY
Wlille the Other Held the Attention of a
Repairer With a Clock.
Omaha, Nov. 24. Sneak thieves entered
the jewelry store of S. Jonasen & Co. this
morning and got away with 510,000 worth of
diamonds and $5,000 worth of gold watches.
Jonasen had stepped out ot the store, lear
ing only a watch, repairer in charge.
A man came in with a clock which he
wanted renaired at once. While the jeweler
was at work the stranger stood in front of
him, hiding from view his confederate, who
entered and filled a bag with watches and
diamond rings. After the clock had been
repaired the stranger lett
LOT 1 X EIPPEB.
The Gruesome Placard on a Bag Containing
Pieces of a Corpse.
Melboubjte, Nov. 24. A bag contain
ing two human legs was found in Haw
thorne, a suburb of this city, to-day. The
members had evidently been recently sev
ered from a loan's body. The leg was
marked "Lot one J. fiipper."
PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, J892-TWELVE PAGES.
NOT AN ISLE OF REST.
Cleyeland Fails to Find the Seclu
sion for Which He TaYeled
FAR FROM THE OFFIGESEEKERS.
Fire Hundred People Greet Him on His
Arrival at the Island
WHERE THERE ARE 0XLT 13 HOUSES
Exmore, Va., Nov. 24. President-elect
Cleveland is enjoying himself quietly on
Broadwater Island, the beautiful but iso
lated resort which is owned by the Broad
water Club. It is 19 miles from Exmoor
Landing, which is two miles from Exmore
station, on the New York, Philadelphia
and Norfolk "Railroad. The private steam
launch Sunshine plies between the lauding
and the Island over a course which follows
Machephongo ereek for 5 miles.
The island is pine miles long and.three
miles wide, and contains a population of 21
families. At the late election 31 votes
were polled, and they were all for Cleve
land. The President-elect and his friends,
Charles B. Jeflcrson and L. Starke Davis,
are the guests of Joseph L. Ferrell, Presi-
dent of the. club, at his cottage, which is a
short distance from the club house, the lat
ter standing in a grove of pine trees a
half mile inland, Mr. Davis is a member
of the club.
Cleveland's Arrival at the Island.
Mr. Cleveland-arrived at Exmore station
shortly a,ftcr 5 a'clppck yesterday-morning,
but the party remained in the private car of
General Superintendent Kenny, of the
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore
"Railroad, in which the trip was made, until
Although the hamlet contains but 13
houses, and five of them are stores, nearly
600 people welcomed the distinguished
guest aud gave him a cordial reception,
both'at the station and landing. Mr. Cleve
land acknowledged this welcome by un
covering his head and shaking hand's with
At 8:30 the Sunshine conveyed the trio to
isroaawaier isiana, Aimougn tne object
ot Mr. Cleveland's visit is tp secure abso
lute quiet and much-needed rest, he ex
pects to spend some time in ddck shooting.
A heavy northwester continued steadily
both yesterday and to-day, and the party
has remained indoors. Mr. Cleveland is in
A Reporter Seeks Him Out.
A reporter went to the island to-day and
presented his card to the President-elecf.
He was received courteously, but Mr.
Cleveland begged to be excu-ed from sub
mitting to an interview, life, however, ex
pressed himself as being delighted with his
surroundings, and said it was his intention
to remain on the island five or six days.
Then he will join Mrs. Cleyeland at Lake
wood, N. J. It is probable, however, that
if the President-elect's stay is not inter
rupted hy callers he will stay several davs
It does not seem possible that a more iso
lated spot could have been selected where
Mr. Cleveland CQuId be free from the vari
ous annoyances to which he was subjected in
New York, Since Mr. Cleveland's arrival
it has been remarkably cold for this localitv.
It is expected that the wind will fall suf
ficiently by to-morrow to allow the party to
go duck shooting.
Mr. Cleveland ate his Thanksgiving din
ner at 5 P. 1L, the only persons present be
ing bis companions, Messrs. Davis, Jeffer
son and the host, Mr. Ferrell.
PHELPS PRAISES HARRISON.
America the Only Country Where a Thanks
giving Day Is Possible.
Berlin, Nov. 24. The Society or Amer.
icau Physicians gave a dinner at the Kaiser-
hof in oelebration of Thanksgiving Day.
Two hundred guests were present Among
them was Minister Phelps, who responded
to the toast, "The President of the United
States." Mr. Phelps said:
President Harrison has given the country
the cleanest and most successful adminis
tration In American annals. When history
makes up its record on every page will be
written the name of Benjamin Harrison.
Mr. Phelps gave a tout to "The Bepnb
ltcan Party," which, he said, "is temporar
ily withdrawing for repairs because it has
given some ofusoffine." "America," Mr.
Phelps added, "is the only laud in which
God has poured forth such a river ot good
things that it takes a Thanksgiving Day to
dispose of them.. America is the only na
tion that could have a national thanksgiv
ing. Other nations try it, and the day, in
stead of becoming a day of thanks, becomes
a day of prayer. When other natiens prav,
they nrav for just what the United ,Slates
THE DAY AT-WASHINGTON.
Harrison's Household Feast on a 31-Pound
Fowl, With One Chair Vacant
"Washington, Nov. 24. Thanksgiving
was quietly observed at the White House
by a reunion of the President's family.
There was a vacant seat at the dinner table,
which gave an unusual sadness to the occa
sion. There were present the President,
Mrs, McKee, Mr, and Mrs. Russell
Harrison, Mrs. Dimmict, Lieutenant and
Mrs. Parker, Bev. Dr. Scott and the
President's three grandchildren. Tbe prin
clpaJ.dUh.was the Si-pound Rhode Island
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turkey. The President, accompanied by
Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Dimmlck, attended
divine services at the Church of the Coven
ant in the morning.
Vice President Morton spent the day
quietly at his beautiful home, surrounded
by him immediate family, while members
of the Cabinet attended church or ate
dinner in a quite, home-like way.
DANIEL'S PLUM PUDDING.
The Weight of tho Democratic Sweetmeat
Cat at Richmond Is 271 Pounds.
Bichmoj-d, Nov. 24. Thanksgiving
weather was clear and cold. The feature of
the evening eelebratien was the cutting of
the mammoth Cleveland and Stevenson
Democratic plum pudding by Senator John
The revised weight of the pudding was
271 pounds, that beingthe latest estimate of
the number of electroral votes received by
Cleveland. A 12-pound slice was sent each
of the successful candidates, 12 being the
electoral vote of Virginia. '
FRESH VERSUS SOPH.
Even Girl Students Tako Part In a Class War
In an Iowa College All Started hy
Mortar-Board Hats Halr-PnUinsr and
Mount Veenon, Ia., Nov, 24. The
Cornell College, of this place, is greatly
excited over the big class row between
sophomores and freshmen. The trouble
began when the sophomores appeared wear
ing mortar-board hats. A ho. -fling moh of
freshmen attacked them, and a general
class fight ensued. Torn garments crushed
bats, bloody noses aud scratched faces were
the result, and the melee was onlr stopped
when the fa(rultJigto'fered.'T' "
Tuesday evening too sophomores met in
a.body and proceeded to the homes, of the
freshmen. Being admitted, the occupants
of the rooms were overpowered and search
was made for the soph hats, six of which
were lost in Monday's fight. Several fresh
men, while resisting, were roughly handled.
Later in the evening the sophs met a large
crowd of freshmen who had been looking
for them, and after a desperate struggle the
sophs were routed.
Yesterday the young ladies of the two
classes caught the spirit, and a general hair
pulling and eye-gouging party occurred in
the hall, the faculty being obliged to inter
fere. A big light ' is expected, and fresh
men are waiting for a favorable opportunity,
armed to the teeth, to atttack the sophs.
The annual sophomore oratorical contest
occurs in two weeks, but it is generally be
lieved that treshmen will not allow it to go
on. The faculty are doing all in their
power to quell the disturbance, but so far
with little or no success.
DON'T LIES Jill CBOW CABS.
The Colored People, of Georgia Meet and
Formulate Their Grievances.
Atlanta, Nov. 24. Leading colored
men of this State who have been In session
here several days have finally prepared and
submitted to the Legislature a memorial,
setting forth certain grievances. The memo
rial protests against separate accommoda
tions on railroad trains for races, "which the
railroads assume the privilege of running
because of existing prejudices. To give to
one portion of the citizens every faoility ol
accommodation while that provided for an
other is inferior, is declared unjust and not
in keeping with the spirit, intent and pur
pose of the law."
The present law is declared to be espe
cially humiliating in regard to street cars,
where the discrimination engenders distrust
between the races. "We look upon the
separate car ' system as unjust,
repulsive and humiliating to that
part et tbe citizens who are subjected
to its indignities." The repeal of the dis
criminating legislation is urged, or the in
stitution of second and first class fares after
the manner of North and South Carolina,
MORE MATHER SCANDALS.
The Actress' Father Arrested for Non
Support of His Second Wife.
Detroit, Nov. 24. Special' John
Flnlayson, father of Margaret Mather
Pabst, was before a police judge to-day to
answer to a charge of non-support, pre
ferred by his second wife, whom he married
a year ago, after mourning for Margaret's
mother but a lew weeks. ,
The case was dismissed, as the entire
matter will come up in the Circuit Court
in a few weeks, at the hearing of the di
vorce case. His new wife says be is a
drunkard and a brute, while he declares she
is a drunkard and totally unfit to be his
A SALVATION FU5EEAL MOBBED.
Tho Processionists Stoned hy 200 Pupils of
a Catholic School in Canada.
Kingston, Ont.,Nov. 24. While ft Sal
vation Army funeral was passing the
Christian Brothers' school, a Roman Catho
lic institution, yesterday, its 200 pupils
hooted and howled so loudly as almost to
drown the solemn music ot the band, while
they increased the din as much as possible
by kicking and rattling the fences. They
also pelted the processionists with sticks
and stones. '
During the occurrence one of the Christian
Brothers looted on and did not interfere.
There is talk of the aflair being ventilated
Snow 13 Indies Deep In Montana.
Heena, Mont., Nov. 24. Late vesler-
day a light snofr began falling here, which
turned.l&to a regular storm, and to-dey the
snow u 13 Inches deep on a level.
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DIED FOR HIS DEBT.
Kentucky Hotelkeeper Kills a Col
ored Man Who Owed Him
HONEY BORROWED ON HIS LIFE.
The Debtor Couldn't Pay as ne Promised,
on IhauksKivinj, and
niS CREDITOR CLAIMED THE FORFEIT
tSFECIAL TXLXOAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Louisville, Kt., Nov. 24. Henry
Boberts, colored, was shot and killed at
Sparta to-day by Jerry Constantine, a
hotelkeeper. The murder was the result of
an extraordinary agreement into which the
two men had entered.
Several weeks ago Boberts was hard up
for money, and went to Constantine for re
lief. Constantine, who was always re
garded as an eccentric man and a very de
termined character, demurred at first be
cause the negro could offer no security.
Boberts swore that if he did not pay the
money by Thanksgiving Day Constantine
might kill him. The hotel keeper agreed
to the compact, and let him have the money.
The negro had not paid the money to-day,
and Constantine took his revolver and went
out to look for his debtor. He searched
the town over, but could not find him.
After dinner he went out again in another
search for the colored man, and at last
found him near the railroad depot He ap
proached and demanded his money. Boberts
said he did not have it
"Do youremembcr our agreement?""de
manded the lender threateningly.
"Yes,. sir, I do," answered Mr. Roberts.
"Well, I am going to carry it out," said
Constantine. Drawinghis pistol he leveled
at the negro and deliberately fired before
anyone could interfere.
Boberts was shot in the head and died al
most immediately. His murderer walked
anay before anyone thought of stopping
him, and up to a late hour had not been
captured. His friends, though, believe he
will surrender. Constantine has never
been in trouble, but is known
as a very determined man, He has made a
boast that he never failed to keep bis word,
and has never been known to break it
His character, however, is good. Nothing
much is known of Boberts, but he was sup
posed to be a well-disposed negro ot or
dinary good character.
NEARLY BET HIS LIFE.
The Huntingdon Fire Chief Nearly Drowns
In Paying an Election Wager.
Huntingdon, Nov. 34. Gilbert Green
burg, Chief of the Huntingdon Fire D
partment and ex-President of the State
Firemen's Association, undertook this
morning to fulfill the requirements of ap
election bet by wading across the Juniata
river at its widest point here. The recent
rains bad raised the stream, and the Chief,
when only a little way out from the shore,
was carried oil his feet and swept down the
The river banks were lined with people
on both sides, and a brass band was waiting
to receive the venturesome swimmer. Ow
ing to his heavy clothes, Chief Greenburg
was drawn under the water several times,
and when he bad finally given up Thomas
Long, who bad gone to his rescue in a boat,
drew him in and brought him to shore in
an unconscious condition. He was finally
Short Working Time Bringing Starvation
and Debt in Its Train.
Wilkesbarre, Nov. 24. For the past
month the miners and laborers employed by
the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Company, near
here, have been complaining bitterly.
They claim they are wqiking, but little
over quarter time and many of them are
suffering for the necessaries of life, while
those who have credit are running in debt.
Yesterday the Grievance Committee
waited on the bosses to learn if something
could not be done for them.
BLAINE VERY SICK,
Though He Whs Reported ns Slightly Im
proved Yesterday Ei eiitng.
Washington, Nov. 24. Although no
worse, ex-Secretary Blaine was not so well
this morning as he had hoped he would be.
Ho is reported to be somewhat better this
Mr. Blaine Is still-very sick, and his con
dition causes his family some anxiety. It
will probably be some time before-he "re
gains his usual health.
PEEMIEE BB3IT EESlGNS.
By.Hls Doctor's Advice Ho Will Spend the
Winter In Ejypt.
Montreal, Que., Nov. 24. A Con
servative Senator of this district says he
has information direct from the Govern
ment that Sir John Abbott has resigned
An Intimate friend of Sir John's, prac
tically confirms ihis statement by saying
that a cablegram has been received from
the Premier, savins he had decided to
spend the winter' in Eiyp't. This was in,
apedlenoo to his doctor's orders.
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PRINCETON TIGERS MAKE A GAME FIGHT.
Graphic Pictures of the Scenes on the Ribbed
HOW THE BLUESTOCKINGS GAINED THE VICTORY.
New York Turns Out En Masse at the Combat Between the Giants
Youth, Beauty and Fashion Applaud the Winners, While Strong
Voiced Enthusiasts Sing Songs of Joy on the Greensward The
Orange and Black Mourn Over Their Defeat Charges That Favor
itism Was Shown by the Umpire Pittsburg Sends a Big Delega
tion to the Scene of the Scrimmage The List of the Wounded
Kept Down Incidents of the Day.
rFFICIAt TKLIORAJI TO THE DIRrATCTH.l
New York, Nov. 24. The doctors of
the city and surroundingcountry willnever
regret that the biggest football match of
the year was played on Manhattan field
yesterday, unless some of them bad rela
tives among the spectators. Instead ot
30,000 onlookers, as all the papers an
nounced there would be, the number was
above 50,000, the excesi being spread all
over the damp ground and wind
ravaged rocks and trestle works of
the peculiar country around the field.
Fifty thousand men andwomen, sitting or
standing still from two to four hours, in
such wind and weather as there was yester
day afternoon will lend a lively impetus to
the death rate of this and adjoining States.
It was a more reckless and devil-may-care
performance than that which the 22 college
boys gave in the field, which is classing it
very high in its line. But who cares how
many are butchered to make a New York
holiday? Yale won again.
They and Their Lovers Were There.
Princeton died game with all the luck
against her. We were all there, with our
ladv loves and our colors. "Bah' Eah'
P-ah'-Yale.' " It was a typical Thanks
giving Day. It had jnst the proper cold,
pale sky, with clouds enough to screen the
sun, and the trees in the suburbs naked and
their bare limbs silhouetted above a mono
tone of brown earth and grass.
Only a little beyond the town the clerks
were1 out' with their guns beating the
bushes and usually, thongh not always,
well aware which end of 'the'weapon to
shoot with if the nnoxpected happened and
something bigger than a sparrow-flew "De
fore them. Little boys nnd girls saw a
fringing of diaphanous ice on the edge of
the water in the sunken lots, and at once
ran home for their skates. Many men of
New England origin tied turkeys by a hind
leg behind the suburban taverns and shot
them as full of lead as Mark Twain's famous
Calaveras frog, and the retired gentlemen
who have drank hot whisky spiced on
Thanksgiving Day fer 40 years drank it
again and found it as suitable to the season
as before. In the thick of the city the tire
some ragamufiias frolicked, but not as of
old. They have grown rickety and sparse,
and now they shiver along the streets in
shrunken bands of twos and threes where
once they larded the town like imitation
Falstaffs, fat and impudent.
Now the Fashion Has Changed.
We looked on. them yesterday as men
look on very old photographs of aotrcsses
who ought to be dead, and we marveled
how it came that we ever let them set the
fashion so clumsy and childish as they mnst
have been even at their best. Ihe new
fashion is of a vastly different complexion,
a product oft this era, when college-bred
men are so numerous in every day life that
they can close the churches and send the
people after so strange a god as football.
But the new favorites, the football teams
and the college boys, were guod to look at.
They were of the pattern that made foot
ball conspicuous 16 years ago; the self-same
fellows, one might sny, for college boys of
one year and another are as alike as the
products of a pin faotory.
But the game has grown if the playera
have not, and yesterday the Yale-Prince-ton
match was the grand absorbing event of
the town. No apish mountebanks were
these new idols, but stalwart, bright faced
young bucks, dressed lite tbe molds of
fashion and beribboned like bull fighters.
As they paraded' the streets with each
others' sisters on their arms, tbey freighted
the holiday crowds with youth aud beauty,
charged the air with joy, and sprinkled the
dull scenery of the old town with the gold
dust of laughing eyes.
The Prlncetonlans Out In Force.
The Princeton contingent came over on
the Pennsylvania ferrv boat Chicago, which
it took possession of and owned, as college
boys have a way of doing with whatever
part of the earth tbey may be in. The
orange and black of their college was re
inforced by a big yellow chrysanthemum
on every left lapel, and the big darkey,
"Zack," who goes about with the boys on
condition that he may regard their frolics
with paternal gravity, was led up and down
and across the middle of the Tiger's colors.
Every walking stick carried a cravat of
black and oranger and certain boys wore
ridiculous toy tigers on 'top af their Derby
hats. These were the young boys, too
young to care for conventionality as much
as the little the rest of the boys care for
it. Four abreast and arm in arm the boys
marched into and through the upper cabin
ol the boat, sending the men and women
scampering before them as if an invoice of
Texas cattle had been aboard.
When the boys came to a halt on the
outer.deck and sang and yelled, the people
followed and closed around them to enjoy
their fun. Their best song was about orange
and black driving Yale back and about
shoving something through iu '92. It wa
interrupted by manya siss-boom-a, and re
peated inquiries after Zack, the colored
man, who was invariably reported to be"all
rijhl" by the same voices that expressed an
apparent solicitude about him.
No Wonder They Listened.
' 'Ii wis 'no' wonder that the people crowded
about the boys and stared and listened, for
what is there in North America to compare
with the college boys now that we have re
duced the red Indians to the condition of
beggars? Other boys have to work or to
stay at home and pretend to have a whole
lot of affections and virtues that they lack.
Other boys are by themselves, or, if thert
are two, one is apt to be an elder brothel
ane so full of the dignity of that office as td
spoil the pair.
Girls of the same age as college boys hav
cares, or like to pretend they have some,
where college boys have neither cares nor
pratensions. They flock together, think
together, shout and sing together. They
are jnst at that age when vitality is at its
flood, and hope makes us think-its song will
be eternal. They are like the wind that
blows where it lists and tbe young goat that
light on mountains. In a word, they are ca
pable of playing football. No other kind of
men or things could do it
It was a sight to see the New York police
men who were sent uptown to keep order,
and who looked on at the game yesterday.
For once they seemed tame in their own
eyes, "Captain," said one who stood behind
the reporter, "do ye mane to (say that no
salary goes wid that? Sure, there's money
in prize fighting, and this is 20 prize fights
rolled into one."
The Town Was Captured.
In front of the Fifth Avenue Hotel wa
the place to see the boys of both colleges.
All crowds of out ot town folk center there
for some reason' and during the whole of
yesterday the Bine and the Tiger stripes
passed and repassed one another- on that
block. Their 'wearers cheered, themselves
and guyed their rivals and idlers and
strangers lined the payement to see the fun.
Tbe furnishing stores had been half strip
ped of their flags, streamers and badges,
and tbe people who were not wearing those
they had bought the day before were buy
ing others from the gutter merchants.
In (he forenoon football seemed inci
dental to the day, but by noon the day and
the town became accessory to it Football
captured the place and monopolized pretty
nearly everything in it that was public.
The north-bound elevated trains were made
useless to all except those who insisted ou
seeing the game. The Harlem horse cars on
both sides of town were as crowded as a
piece of meat becomes in fly time, and the
main avenues were clustered with all the
public vehicles and a good share of tho
private ones, all bound for Manhattan
field. The swells who thought to
eut a dash with their tallyho coaches doubt
less did so to their own satisfaction, bnt
there was such a rush and a raze for tally
hos that every sort of a wagon with a roof,
with the single exception of the Povans,
was turned into a tallyho by the simple
process of piling passengers on the roof and
equipping a seat tor the men in front with a
tin horn and a fiendish persistence in blow
ing. A Grand Crush ot Carriages.
The elevated trains were so crowded that
it took them an hour and a half to go to
One Hundred, and imy-ntth street from
Park Place, and an hour "from Thirty-third
street. The once great boon of rapid transit
has in its turn become old fashioned, and
something better is demanded. Tbe thou
sands who made the trip in wagons found
the whole neighborhood around the field a
storeyard for the vehicles of those who had
gone earlier, so that by 2 o'clock, when tha
game was called, the last carriages that did
not enter tbe grounds stood a quarter of a,
mile away in the side street
The scene in and around the grounds was?
such as no American city bnt'New York
can produce, except when a President is in"
angurated or a World's Fair is dedicated.
The sides of the great amphitheater were
packed so densely that they looked liks
long stairs of human faces and there were
staircases in double flights where the stands
were two-storied. ;To the southward was tha
unfinished structure of the new Macombe
dam bridge, and that was covered with,
spectators, bnt the wonderful overflow was
up the heights to the westward of tha
grounds. The whole lace of this great hog
back of rock and earth was crowded with,
men and women, and where buildings
crowned the incline their roofs bore tha
tailings of the crowd.
Colors Shown Everywhere.
One stand was yellow with tbe chrysan
themums that the wearers had not expected
to bring as funeral flowers to deck the
corpse of Princeton's ambition. Another
great black mass of folks, at the western
end under the bill, was blue with the vic
torious color of Yale. But these were not
the only patches of color. There must
have been 10,000 bits of orauge and blue,
and they littered the scene wherever the
eye fell. Down the edge of the squire of
shivering humanity and far up as the)
higher stands and the tops of the tallyhoa
was a flutter of flags of the rival college's.
The play ground is so big that lrom on
side it was not possible to distinguish in
dividual faces on the other side, or even to .
be sure of telling the women from the men;
And yet the game is one that can only b
enjoved at close hand by those who under?)
stand it and wish to see the detail of thq
playing. The more clearly this fact wast;
perceived and the colder it got and tho':
longer the game lasted, the more strangev
it seemed' that so many thousands should,
assemble at such a disadvantage as to shiver
in the cold and not be able to distinguish
any but the broader general movement off
the players. The explanation of the pheV
nonienon must be that this annual event ia
tbe last of the out-of-door gatherings at
each autumn's end, and also that football isv
a protege of fashion.
When the game was called 22 figures in
brown canvas were on the green sward, and
a more remarkable collection of bumca
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