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curiosities it would be difficult to imagine.
They bad Dot had their hair cut lor months
and ttiev had not been shared. They did
not look as if they had stopped to wash
their faces and hands either. Their uni
forms were such as Sirs. Jennets Miller
recommends for little girls not old enough
Each man wore a chemiloon like a com
bination Test and trousers over a flannel
shirt. The Yale men wore blue shirts and
stockings, and the Princeton boys wore
striped garments of those two kinds, so that
the colors ot both teams showed on their
arms and legs. In front of each shin the
men wore what appeared like half a corset,
their old, patched and dirty canvas breeches
were padded so that halt the men looked as
if their leg bones were broken and pro
truding. And here and there a man had a
great black leather cup fitted over his nose.
"Whether they were muscular men or
mere spindle shanks done up in cotton bat
ting there was no'hing in sight to tell. That
any of tliem could ever be washed and
dressed to look like a gentleman seemed a
preposterous fancy. Around the edge of
the field sat a lot of such men who were not
in the game, but were ready to take the
places ot such as might be tilled or man
gled. Pictures or the Side Line.
The writer of this thoroughly untcch
nical report, never having seen anything
like them except in South Sea Island
nicturcs, studied them with interest.
Their hair fell over tbeir foreheads like
the thatch on a Devonshire roof. Tlrey
liad five hob nails on the sole of each shoe,
everv one larger than the largest that
Alpine climbers use. Some had their
heads bandaged as it their skulls had been
broken and had been glued and tied up as
women mend broken china.
One man had his ear deftly set into a
thick circlet of flannel and cotton, like it
is not a pretty simile but It is the best one
a corn plaster. Any one of half a dozen
ot these ambassadors from our chief seats ot
intellectual activity could have got S25 a
week in a Bowery museum as a Fijii can
nibal, without a touch of grease, paint or
an alteration ot any sort.
The game of football having been called
it began in earnest at once, like a tussel be
tween a bull moose. All the queer, mis
shapen canvas figures stood in a group with
their heads together and tbeir broader ends
describing an oval. Between their knobbed
and disjointed legs could be seen the ball
which, from that moment, monopolized the
attention of every man as if it were an
eternal iortune that the god. would give to
vthoever could catch it and get off with it.
The Way They Flayed the Ball.
The man with the ball wabbled and fum
bled if nervously, and the fellows on the
ends of the oval pushed and punched and
shoved one another in a way that seemed
purposeless at first, but was really an im
portant part ot the play. At the right mo
ment, or at all moments, it distracted the
attention of the man w hose side had not got
the ball and impaired his usefulness.
Finally the ball waslet go, somebody got it
and ran, somebody else caught him by the
seek and flung him down, and, quicker
than Bowery photography, ail the 22 were
atop of one another.
Some had their legs in the air, some had
tbeir legs out straight, some had their legs
bent under them and some seemed to hare
no legs at all. It is useless for one who
does not understand the game to attempt to
describe it in detail. A ievr notes of what
occurred during its progress will serve to
bring out in strong lights the impressions
It was only twice or perhaps
three times that a player who got
the ball succeeded in running
20 vards with it. His opponent seemed to
spring out of the earth, whoever had it and
wherever he went. When they got up to
him they flung him in various ways to suit
each occasion. The commonest wav was to
book an arm about his neck and fall and
drag him down with the impetus of two
men weighing 170 pounds and running at
full speed. ,
Some of the Fecnllar Methods,
A clever way, much in favor with the
Yale men, was to run up against the man
and carom against him with a terrible butt
of one shoulder. Thereupon the man who
nas butted lost his equilibrium, staggered
and went down like an ox. Phil King, the
Princeton Captain, had a method all his
In the first half of the game, at a time
when Laurie Bliss was making a bold dash
in the open with the ball at his right breast,
Ivinc came to him diagonally with the
speed of a greyhound and while 10 feet off
lurched forward, lifted his feet from the
ground and flung him like a bullet, bang
against Bliss' ribs. Sometimes tbe two sets
ot oung Senecas would rush against one
another with such a crash tnat a hiss accom
panied tbe impact, as the breath was
knocked out of a drzen at once.
The whole 22 tore over the field this way
and that, leaving it all tufted behind them
where their hobnails had torn up the turf.
Now and then not teldoni, but often
when a bunch that bad been wriggling on
the ground like eels in a box rose to their
feet and passed on, they lelt what looked
like a dead man on thefield.
"Who's that hurt?" was the cry that ran
around the amphitheater as the people saw
the form ot a man on his back, pale, with
his mouth open, pulling his legs up and
don n as if he had been hurt in the stomach
or clutching the grass like a man who is
Laurie Bliss "Done Up."
Laurie Bliss was one of these victims and
saw the last part of the game while being
led around, muffled up like a squaw in mid
winter with a lriend at each elbow. He
was hurt more than once. Two or three
others know how it feels from the same
day's experience. When a man was hurt, it
several times 1 appened that a player ran
toward the umpire with his hand up, as if
to reproduce the scene in the Roman Coli
Eeum, when the signal with the thumbs ot
the peonlc up or down, settled the fate of
the -vanquished. To judge from the atti
tudes ol the players, their thumbs might
have gone down as readily as up, for they
invariably drew ofl to one side and talked
Never more than two, or at the outside
four, stopped over the injured man or clus
tered around him. Attendants with pails,
sponges and mysterious valises always ran
from the edge ot the field on such occasions
and swabbed the boy's face with cold water,
while some one else rubbed the part that he
said hurt him, or patted and spanked his
breast to encourage his breathing.
At one time, after Bliss was hurt, two
men lugged a white canvas stretcher on the
field, but nothing was done with it Al
ways in less than three minutes the injured
fellow was on his ieet, usually with a cry of
"I'm all right."
Soon Forget Their Harts.
At 21 to 25 years of age their bones are
soft, and the exercise tbey get makes them
so supple that they are not easily hurt. Of
course there will be a bad hurt on the field
some day. If it is a death, it will also be
the death of public football, for the resem
blance to Rome does not go as far as Albany
or even the Common Council chamber. The
hurts that are commonest, however, seem to
be twists aud sprains got in falling and the
results of being under a mountain ot other
As fast as a fellow was knocked out an
other man took his place, so that the game
is more like a battle than a prize fight If
22 ordinary men were to imitate one such
rush as these fellows make, they would
have to be picked up in hand baskets, but
the Yale and Princeton men have reduced
the art of falling to as great a science as the
trick of throwing down. They are like
cats though "like druuken men" is a bet
ter parallel They fall so loosely, curled
up and rounded in such ingenious shapes
that they might as well be so many balls
for all the hurt it does them, seven times
out ol ten.
Now and then a fellow was seen wiping
blood lrom his face as fast as it flowed, but
these hurts were nose bleeds. The vim of
the men was so intense and they were so
active that through the biting winter wind
the prespiration rolled oft every man of
them. If they did not show concern over
injuries they were certainly most consider
ate of one another where a chill was
threatened, when tuere was an inter J
mission, or a wordv wranele. or man hurt.
Ltbe fellow's on the sides of the field stripped
off their overcoats and ran in and bundled
up tbe players as eagerly and gallantly as
ever men guarded sweethearts.
THE BATTLE IN FULL.
HOW THE PLAYERS CARRIED THE
BALL ABOUT THE STRIPED FIELD.
The Game Viewed From an Enthusiast's
Standpoint Tho Way In Which the
Touchdowns Were Secured The Line
up of Uie Teams.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
New Yoke, Nov. 24. AH the hubbub
preceding the game was dwarfed into in
significance as tbe blue sweater of tbe first
Yale player made its appearance at the
little gate in one corner of the oval. Yale's
eleven was the first on the field and was
quickly followed by Princeton. The coin
was tossed. Captain King called the fall
correctly. He chose the northwest goal,
thereby securing the advantage of a stiff
breeze. The teams lined up as follows:
Name. Position. Weight.
TtindolDh Left end ICO
Lea. Left tackle 171 6.00
Whe-ler Left guard 3)1 6.00
Hslllett Center rush 17J 5.10'f
Hall Right suard 105 6.12
Harrold KlghtUCKle 173 5.00
Trencnard....RiKht end 150 5.07
King Quarterback 15- 5.05
l'oe l.ert hallback .... 144 5.05
Murse lllght halfback ... lis 5 07
Honiaus I'uUbac 161 5.09
Blncker. Lt-lt end 156
W Inter Left tackle 171
Mccrea Left guard 186
Stlliman Center 204
lllctok. Right guard 192
M'allls Right tackle 170
Greenway ....Klgntend 160
McCormlck... Quarterback 152
1.. Biles Left hallback.... 155
CI). Bliss.. ..Klgla halfback... 157
The average weight of the two teams was
exactly the same, each being 16S pounds.
The average age of the Princeton team was
20 years and 7 months, that of the Yale
team 19 years and 7 months. The average
weight of rush lines was: Princeton, 176
pounds; Yale, 177 pounds.
Tho Fun Was Sharp at First
The fun began and it was sharp and de
cisive. On an open play, the line being
spread out and then wheeling into inter
ference, Laurie Bliss made nine yards run
ning to the left He was brought down by
Trenchard. "Pop" Bliss made five through
left tackle, being thrown by King. Then
Laurie Bliss made tbe run of the day. He
started for right end and aided by the inter
ference of Greenway, McCormick and Pop
Bliss passed all the Princeton players and
scored a touchdown. The run was 40 yards
in length. ButterVorth kicked the goal.
Score. 6 to 0; time, two minutes.
Morse made 12 yards on the wedge. Then
Poe failed to gain ground. A fumble in
the center forward and Homans kicked to
Yale's ten-vard line. Laurie Bliss mufled,
bnt was given a free catch owing to inter
ference: Pop Bliss made 15 yards through left
tackle being thrown by Harrold. Another
fumble In the Princeton center and then
Poe went through left tackle for three
yards, being followed by Lea through right
tackle for three more. Tho Tigers were
playing a hard and a snappy game. Morse
gained three yards throuch the center and
Homans tried to drop kick a goal from the
25-vard line. He failed.
McCorniick" gained seven on the wedge
from Yale's 25-yard line, and Pop Bliss
went around right end for three yards, be
ing, thrown by Trenchard. Batterworth
kicked to Princeton's 45-yard line. Morse
caught the ball and Hiukey threw him.
Wright's tackle threw Lea w'ith no gain.
Morse made two yards through the center.
Then Poe tried to break center but failed to
advance the ball. The fight was still being
waged in Yale's territory. Homans was
called on for a kick and Greenway got
through like a flash and threw him, the ball
being Yale's on the fourth down. Prince
ton lost ten yards through Homans' slow
ness. Butterworth went through right
tackle for five yards and Laurie Bliss tried
center, but lost the ball.
The Tigers Fight Hard.
Poe jumped lor, but missed a wild pass
from King, and Greenway fell on the ball
cleverly. Pop Bliss' signal was given, but
Trenchard broke through and downed him
for a less ot five yards. Then Lea broke
through and threw L. Bliss for a loss of five
more. Then Yale was awarded five yards
for holding by the Princeton forwards.
Butterworth made two yards through right
tackle. The Tigers forwards were break
ing through and tackling hard. Butter
worth made three yards through right
tackle, and L. Bliss followed in the same
direction tor five yards.
The ball was hovering around midfield.
Butterworth kicked to Princeton's 35-yard
line, where Homans caught the ball in the
face of Hinkey's charge. Morse dove
through left tackle lor a three-yard gain.
Then Poe, Lea and Morse failed to gain
ground through Yale's line. Homans
punted up the field to Princeton's 50-yard
line where Butterworth caught the ball.
Laurie Bliss went around the right end for
a 15-yard gain and Butterworth went
through right tackle for five yards, being
slowed by Pop Bliss for two yards more in
the same' direction, King bringing him to
The ball was now on Princeton's 30-yard
line. L. Bliss went around right end for
four yards, and Bandolph threw him. But
terworth plugged away at the center and
gained two yards. Pop Bliss tried the lelt
tackle, but Harrold uailed him before lie
could gain. Balliett was bothering Still
man, and a fumble in the Yale center oc
curred, but Pop Bliss saved tbe ball by
dropping on it Then Pop made a
plunge at Princeton's center, but Wheeler
brought him down before he could gain a
yard, and the ball was Princeton's on the
Back and Forward With the BalL
King passed to Poe, who passed to
Homans, Hinkey tackling the latter for a
loss of five yards. Yale at this period was
plaving a trifle stronger and facing the play.
Homans kicked to midfield and Laurie
Bliss muffed the ball, but saved it by falling
on it He redeemed himself by a nine-yard
gain in right, which was terminated by
Poe's tackle. Butterworth plugged the
center again for two yards. L. Bliss
went through right tackle for two
yards. Princeton was awarded the
ball for holding. Morse made a gain
ot eight yards through the center and Yale
was given the ball for holding. Winter ad
vanced it three yards through right tackle.
Butterworth found an opening at left guard
and advanced the ball firs yards through it
Then he weut at the center'and gained two.
Butterworth tried the center again, but
failed to gain ground. But Yale was
awarded five yards as a penalty for Bal
liett's monkeying with the ball.
Pop Bliss gained eight yards through left
A DISPATCH ADLET
IS THE y-v.
THE DOOR TO SUCCESS.
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tackle, and might be running yet If ,ne had
not fallen, as he had passed all the Prince
ton forwarders. On the next line up Prince
ton was given the ball for holding by Yale
forwarders. Homans kicked to Yale's 50.
yard line, where L. Bliss caught the balL
L. Bliss' signal was given, but King broke
through and dashed him down, causing a
loss of five yards.
The plucky little Yale halfback took the
ball from the next line up and made four
yards around the left en1, being brought
down by Bandolph. Butterworth made a
short kick, in fact, only ten yards, aud
King made a free catch in midfield Poe
went through the center for five yards, Mc
Cormick bringing him down. Morse made
two yards through center. Poe made four
yards through tackle, Wallis stopping his
iurther advance. Yale was awarded the
ball for holding in the Princetons' center.
No More Score This Halt
"Pop" Bliss lost two yards through
King's great tackle. Butterworth punted
to midfield where Greenway brought Ho
mans down. Morse started for right end,
but gained onlv one yard, as Hinkey
grabbed him. Then JMorse went at lelt
tackle and gained, three yards. Homans
made a good healthy punt and Butterworth
caught the ball within ten yards of Yale's
goal line. The ball, however, was brought
back to the spot of the last scrimmage and
given to Yale for holding in the Princeton
"Laurie" Bliss made five vards around
right end before Lea and Bandolph nabbed
him and "Pop" Bliss and Butterworth
failed to gain ground. Butterworth punted
to Princeton's 30-yard line, where Poe
made a free catch "iust as time was called.
The score was 6-0 in Yale's favor and the
E laying had been fairly even. The Tigers
ad broken through quickly and tackled
bard while Yale's work had been below
their usual form.
The teams stayed in their dressing rooms
for the full 15 minutes of intermission and
both tbe Yale and Princeton coaches talked
to players. Yale came out first and at 3:12
the ball was put in play by Princeton. A
regulation close wedge was formed and
Morse was given the balL The wedge
opened and let him out on striking
the Yale rushers and Morse gained
11 yards. On the line up both
teams seemed to be more aggressive
than in the first half. Johnny Poe aimed
for left tackle and was downed by Wallis
with one yard gained. Lea started for the
opposite "tackle, but Winter jarred the
earth with him and the ball was not ad
vanced an inch. Morse tried the center,
but Stillman stopped him with no gain.
Homans was forced to punt and kicked 20
yards out of bounds, Butterworth falling
on the balk
Tale Tries to Bush the Line.
Yale forced the ball 20 vards on rush line
plays. Wallis and Winter each gained
five, Lea and Morse stopping them. C.
Bliss left nothing at left tackle, and Butter
worth was given the signal three time in
succession for 3 and 5 yards through the
center and 5 yards in a mass play on right
The end men then worked successfully. C
Bliss was interfered for by McCormick, and
Winter skirted Trenchard's eud for 19
yards and was caught by Homans. Butter
worth was pushed two yards in the effective
mass-or-tackle play, and "Laurie" Bliss re
peated his favorite act by getting around
the right end and going 30 yards, the pro
tection by Wallis, Butterworth and Mc
Cormick "being notably fine. Hall finally
threw him heavily, and the Yale half
back strained bis knee severely, but re
sumed playing alter five minutes. Only 15
yards of this run was allowed for holding by
Yale, and Princeton was given the ball on
her 40-yard line,
Hinkey broke through and tackled Morse
with a loss of five yards. Then Homans
tried a lake kick, but was awfully slow, and
was thrown in hi stracks by Hinckey before
he had started to run. Homans then punted
in earnest, and L. Bliss caught the ball. On
the next down he skirted the right end for
a 15-yard gain, being thrown by King. But
terworth squirmed four yards on a mass play
and eight through the center. Watter
batted four yards through the line, and
Winter took his turn. He fumbled the ball
and picked it up, but was put to the earth
by King, with no gain.
Homans Makes a Bad Kick.
Butterworth also fumbled trying to punt
and ran three yards before Harrold nabbed
him. Princeton took the ball on four
downs on the 40-yard line. Poe tried the
right end and met Hinckey before he could
gain. Homans faked a kick, ran a few feet
and then punted. Butterworth made a fair
catch on the Yale 50-yard line, and got five
yards for interference by the Prince
ton ends. The long-suffering Butter
worth ploughed through for three
and five yards in masses on
right and left tackles. "Laurie" Bliss
scored one yard after a long run for the
right end. Butterworth gained four yards
in a center shove and the ball was given to
Princeton for holding on her 35-jard line.
Poe made a gallant attempt to buck the
line but was stopped short.
Wheeler pushed through for three yards
and then Homans was forced to punt. It
E roved to be the most disastrous kick of
is career. Stillman went through the
lusty Balliett like a flash, and McCommick
was right with him. The ball struck
big Stillman with the boom of a bass drum,
and bounded away down the field and across
the white line of the Princeton goal. Still
man ran as his dearest friends never be
lieved he could sprint, with Philking just
ahead of him. Behind the goal posts King
dove for the ball, missed the ball, and the
Yale center was on the pigskin for a touch
down and glory enough fur the rest of his
life. Butterworth kicked the easy goal just
22 minutes after the half was called. Score:
Yale, 12; Princeton, 0.
No Further Score Was Made.
During the remainder of the half nothing
more was mane, aunougn tne Princeton
men fought like tigers. They forced the
ball into Yale's territory, and made her act
on the defensive for a good part of the time.
King worked like a Trojan, and was ably
supported by his men. Trenchard was
slightly hurt, but he would not give up.
Homans made an unsuccessful attempt to
kick a goal from the field. The Bliss broth
ers made good gains for Yale, and pushed
the ball downward by a yard toward Prince
Time was getting short and every inch of
the ground 'was stubbornly contested.
Princeton confined her efforts to keeping
Yale from scoring azain and succeeded.
When time was called the ball was near
Princeton's line. A mighty shout went up
as the teams lined ofl the field.
The work ot Laurie Bliss and Phil King,
who had only two Sood 1"S between them,
cannot be too highly spoken of. King
especially played through the contest with
locked jaws and evidently suffering excru
ciating pain. The Yale runners who had
safely passed the striped line and who had
the goal within reach found King in their
path and stopped. At least two touch
downs were saved by King's fierce tackling,
and one of them, on Princeton's ten-yard
line, was of the finest order; but the poor
fellow collapsed from the pain in his leg
as soon as time was called.
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, vi Aiiss a. oireet, ait. i una Airs. A. ju. i toe cauuiuniei,
DISPATCH, KlTDAT, NOVEMBER P.5, 1893.
THE TIGERS MOURN.
They Say,That.Tale Didn't Play the Game
Bight Charges Thatthe Umpire Showed
Favoritism for the Other Colors How
Princeton Took Its Defeat
New York,"Kov. 24. Special When
the whistle of tho referee sounded and he
shouted "Yale wins!" Little Johnnie Poe,
the left half : back of the defeated team,
turned away with bowed head. His brother,
the famous ex-Captain Poe, caught him in
his arms and together the brothers started
for the clubhouse. As they walked the head
of the younger bent lower and lower. At
last his hands covered his face and he began
to sob. "It's all over; don't make a fuss,"
said his brother. "No, it's not all over,"
was the answer. "This year's game is gone,
but next year we will fight again."
So it was with the rest ot the team.
They felt their defeat keenly, but with
their disappointment came a resolve that
next year Princeton should not' lose.
Captain King l:mped into the dressing
room with his brother, Colonel Sam King,
of Washington. He sat down on a bench
in a corner and for five minutes recognized
no one. His elbows rested on his knees
and his face was buried in his hands.
They Faced Defeat Bravely.
Across the room sat Johnnie Foe. Morse
and Homans stood together by the stove.
Big Hall and "Beef Wheeler limped up
and down with set teeth. Harold, Trench
ard, Bandolph and Lea talked over the
game in low tones. Balliett sat alone be
side the door.
When asked later about the game Cap
tain King Baid: "I want to let the men
know that I believe they did tbeir best
Tale scored both her touchdowns on flukes.
Take tbe first touchdown. Yale began
work quickly and kept up the pace. Bliss
weut through our left end. Luck was with
Yale throughout the remainder ot tbe game,
for she had no such chance to get through
as when Bliss had the ball that time. The
second touchdown was made by the block
of Homans' kick. I tried to get tbe ball as
it rolled back of the line, but it was two of
Yale to one of Princeton. Yale held us
right through the game. Her tackles caught
and held me time and again. The umpire,
it seemed, did not see Yale hold. Bnt if
you notice it Yale got five yards several
times for alleged holding by us."
Shephard Homans, Princeton's full back,
said: "We were beaten by flukes. I think
Yale was surprised at'our game."
Center Bush Balliett said: "Yale held
us in the line a great deal, and it seemed
the umpire could onlv see our arms."
Big Hall said: "I played for all that
was in me. I am not hurt, and the game
was not very rough. They beat us by
having luck with them. They held too
much for fair football"
Tale Held. Too Much.
"Beer Wheeler was uncommunicative.
He said: "They beat us. We played our
best, but they held us. I am not hurt"
Poe said: "Yale did not play her old
time aggressive game. Luck was against
us, too. Yale's men held us a great deal.
But I do not complain. We were beaten."
Half Back Moore was plain spoken:
"Yale's rush line held us so much that it
was hardly fair lootbalL Our men held
very little. Yet the umpire always saw us
aud never saw Yale."
Harrold, Bandolph and Lea voice the
sentiments ot Poe. Trenchard, with his
face cut and bloody, smiled and said:
".bunny how they held and were never
caught Tbeir touchdowns were on flukes."
The general opinion of tbe eleven, al
though no man would assume the responsi
bility tor the statement, is that Yale's score
was smaller than either team expected.
Light was thrown on Princeton's defeat by
the University of Pennsylvania by informa
tion received last night The Pennsylvania
team knew Princeton's signals almost as
well as their own. They anticipated every
plsy. How they got their knowledge was a
problem that puzzled Princeton tor some
time. Their watching of team play or even
close observance of the eleven's work in
match games would not have enlightened
them. The leak, it is said, was at Prince
ton. The Games of the Past
Seventeen games have been played by
Yale and Princeton. Ot these Yale won ten
and Princeton six. The game in 1877 was a
tie. The first game between the universi
ties was played in 1876, and Yale won by 2
goals to 0. Neither team scored in 1877.
Princeton was victorious in the following
year. The orange and black scored n touch
down to her opponent's nothing. For three
years after Princeton also won bv 5 safeties
to 2, 11 safeties to 5 and 3 to a The Rugby
rules were introduced in 1883, and then
Yale made up for her defeats by winning
three successive games from Princeton. The
latter team won in 1885 by 6 to 5, but in
188G Yale beat the orange and black by 4 to
0. Princeton did not pose as a victor again
until 1880, when she defeated Yale by 10 to
0. Yale has 'been champion ever since.
Last year she won by 19 to 0.
To the Great Taie-Frlnceton Game Larger
This Year Than Ever Old College Grad
uates, Renew Their Youth Thousands
Leave the City.
Every year Pittsburg's delegation to the
Yale-Princeton game in New York becomes
larger and larger. This year the rush was
greater than ever; every person who had
the means and time was in the metropolis
to witness the mighty contest between the
great athletic giants. Bailroads were taxed
to their utmost to carry the crowds. Berths
were engaged weeks in advance, and the
tardy ones who left that duty till the last
were disappointed. Business men who had
to leave the city on the spur of the moment
were either compelled to take undesirable
trains or pass the journey in a common
Of course college graduates were in the
majority in the crowds that left the city,
but the representation of business men and
their families was by no means small. The
college boys left Pittsburg with the inten
tion ot having a grand old time. Each one
supplied with the paint pot of opportunity
and a well-trimmed brush of experience of
many previous Thanksgivings, it is need
less to sar that they got what they went
after. Bed indeed is a delicate color when
compared with the hue with which New
York was decorated last night Mauy of
the college men, who were unable to get off
from business in time to witness the game,
have cone on for the after effect Tnis is
one ot the features of the game and is of
varied duration, in some cases, the men not
recovering for a month.
Yesterday was a fete day for some of the
order of benedicts who are college gradu
ates. It is the one time during the year
that their wives waive their strict ideas of
temperance and allow tbe men to be boys
again. The grand keeper of the cupboard
was not with them yesterday to limit their
quaff from the flowing bowl. If you ob
serve a great number of people "on the
street going through tbe sign language do
not be alarmed and think that an epidemic
of deal and dumbness has come among us
it is only the people who have returned
from the game, who, is their wild enthu
siasm, have shouted and yelled until they
have lost their voices.
A New York special says that there were
over a thousand prominent Pittsburgers
there yesterday, most ot whom saw the
game." As instance the great number of
Pittsburgers in New York at the various
hotels. Following is a list of some of those
at the Fifth avenue:
Mr. and Mrs. Bell, Mrs. William Clark, Miss
Clark. Charles S. Clark, Mrs. J. A. Chambers
and Miss Chambers, Miss Patton. Mrs. Will
iam Carr. Mr. and Mrs. Harry D.irllngton,
Miss Darlington, Mr. Alex LiUKblln, Jr.,
Miss Laughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Scalio unci Miss
Scaife, Mrs. Fitzliujrh aiid Carroll FltZliuvh
and Miss Eecketson, ,Mr. fnd .Mrs. . A.
Scuoen and air. and M
Georce Shiras. Mis;
Mrs. Robert Pltcali
U. C. F. Scuoen, Mrs.
4 Starrer. Mr. and
fa. Miss Pitc&tm.
Miss B. Street, Mr.
Byers and Alexander Byers, Jr.,H. K. Thaw,
N. L. Wooleridge, Mrs. L. W. McClintooK,
Mr. V. H..Fnrsythe. W. N. Frew and Mrs.
Frew, Miss Delworth, JI. F. Jackman. J. M.
Lockbart, Mrs. Charles Lockliart and Miss
Lockliart, H. McFarland. Mrs. Wilson Mo
Candless, Miss tVaid. H. O. McCandless. Mr.
and Mrs, E. M. O'Neill and Miss O'Neill, J.
Puintor, Jr.. Mrs. B. H. Painter, Mro. J. E.
Painter. A. E. W. Painter and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. J. II. KicketBon, Mrs. B. Thaw, Edward
Thaw. Alexander Bradley, Mrs. C. II. Brad
ley, Mrs. P. F. Smith, Jame B. Oliver
and the Misses Oliver, Mrs. Thomas
Graff, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Dennlston,
C. McCance, J. C, Thaw, L. K- Woolridee,
CO. McClintock, Mr. and Mrs. James Mc
Crea, G. B. Kennedy, J. M. Kennedj', Mr. and
Mrs. . M. Fercuson, Miss E. IS. Mackintosh,
Mr. G. W. Ferris, O. W. Bafferty, G. T.
Kafferty, T. M. Jones, Miss J. t'hiias. Miss
Mabel Clark, Lafo Jamison, Samuel l'lumer.
Jr., Mrs. C. L. Masee. M!s Masee, Arthur"
Bell, F. M. Magee, V. C. Byers, Mr. and Mrs.
Besides these the Brunswick and the Hol
land and Windsor Hotels had large delega.
tions of Pittsburgers. At the first named
the Dilworth and Sproal families were rep
resented. At the Holland were Mr. and
Mrs. D. McK. Lloyd, and at tbe Imperial
Mr. J. E. Schwartz and Frank Schwartz.
At the Windsor were the Carnegies aud
other Pittsburg visitors.
WESLEYAN WASN'T-IN IT.
Pennsylvania's University Eleven Bolls TJp
the Biggest Score Yet
Philadelphia, Nov. 24. ISpeetAJ
The Wesleyan football team was defeated
to-day in the closing game of the Inter
collegiate championship season in Pennsyl
vania by the score of 34 to 0. This is the
worst drubbing the Middletown boys have
ever received from the Pennsylvanians, the
highest previous score made against them
by Pennsylvania being 14 to 0 in 1886. The
game this afternoon was played on the
grounds of the Germantown Cricket Club,
where Princeton also met with defeat this
vear About 8,000 people were present,
but as hardly more than a score of them
were partisans of Wes.eyan,the enthusiasm
was rather one-sided.
Captain Smith won the toss for Wesleyan
and chose the west goal with a strong uind
in his favor. Pennsylvania started a rush
game and Wesleyan's weakness on the line
quickly developed. Pennsylvania quickly
advanced the ball rapidly, but as it neared
Wesleyan's goal bad fumbling caused them
to lose it Good runs by Fordyce and Page
carried the ball to Pennsylvania's ten-yard
line, but Wesleyan could make no gains
against Pennsylvania's line and the ball
went to the latter on four downs. After 35
minutes' play by hard rush and Pennsylva
nia carried Thayer over Wesleyan's line for
a touchdown. Thayer failed to kick the
goal and when time was called the four
from Thayer's touchdown was all Pennsyl
vania had scored.
A few minutes after play began in the
second halt Fordyce by a fine run of 40
yards carried the ball to Pennsylvania's 10
yanl line, but Wesleyan could "not advance,
and the ball went to Pennsylvania on lour
downs. Pennsylvania's goal was not in
danger again during the game, for after this
effort Wesleyan went to pieces and Penn
sylvania scored almost as it pleased. Camp
made three touchdowns, Thomson, M.
Deckey one, and Thayer one for a total of
30 points before time was called in the
second half. The teams lined up as fol
lows: Pennsylvania. Position, Wesleyan.
Simmons Left end. ...Captain, Smith
Mackey Left tackle Leo
Oliver Lelt guard Cutts
Adams Center Cobb
Thornton Right guard Newton
Beese EUlit tackle Scarls
Sclioff, Captain. .Bight end Pomeroy
Vail Quaiter back StRrk
Camp Left half back Page
Thomson lllglit half back Fordyce
Thayer Full back Gordon
Beferee Mr. De Hart, of Orance Athletic
Club. Umpire Mr. Daehell, of Lehlch.
Touchdowns Tlmver, (4); Camp, (3); Thom
son, (11; Mackey, (1). Goals Kicked fiom
touchdowns, Thayer, (3).
ROUGH PLAY OUT WEST.
Several Players Injured and One With a
Fractured Collar Bone.
Kansas City, Ma, Nov. 24. The foot
ball elevens of the State Universities of
Kansas and Missouri battled for supremacy
at Exposition Park to-day before the largest
crowd that ever witnessed a football came in
this city. There were present about 3,500
people, about one-quarter of whom were
students from the two universities.
The game was an exciting one, Kansas
winning by the narrow margin of 8 points,
the ;core standing at the finish Kansas, 12;
Missouri, 4. Tbe features of the play were
the fine running and interference of the
Kansas ttam and the superior bucking of
the Missouri men. The game was a very
rough one on Kansas' part, three ot Mis
souri's team being disabled, one of them,
Anderson (quarter-back), sustaining a frac
ture of the collar bone.
MINOR FOOTBALL SCORES.
At Washington Georgetown, 12; Colombia
Athletic Club, 0.
At Lancaster Football Franklins and
Marshalls, 50; Philadelphia Amatour Swim
ming Club, 0.
At Lexington Kentucky University, 28;
At Massillon, O. Canton, 0: Massillon, 38.
At Denver School of Mines University
team, t; Denver Athletic Club, 33.
At Harrisburs State College, 16; Dickin
At Indianapolis Purdne University, 32;
Depauw Universltr, 6.
At Chicago Boston Athletic Association,
18; Chicago Athletic Association, 12.
At Champaign, 111. University of Illinois,
28; Chicago University, 12.
At Louisville Louisvillo Athletic Club. C:
OBwanee umveisuy, o.
At Detroit Cornell, 30; University of
At Omaha Iowa. 10: Nebraska, 10.
At dr. Louis Washington University, 6;
Pastime Athletic Club, L
At Denver Denver Athletic Club, 36;
School of Mines, i
At Nashville University of North Caro
lina, 21; Vanderbilt Campus, 0.
A FEW adlets In THE DISPATCH will
sell your house and lot Try it and ho con
vinced. COAL 0PII0N3 IN COTBT.
A Pittsburg Firm Must Fight for the Land
It Claims on Contract
WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 24. Special
Leases of coal lands in Bethlehem townT
'ship, recently- made to Brown & Co., of
Pittsburg, will be made a matter of con
tention in the courts. According to these
contracts, lessees 'were to have 60 days
after acceptance of tho leases to make the
usual surveys, deeds and first payments.
It is alleged by the original land owners
that the options expired ten days before
Brown & Co., by attorney, tendered first
payments on some of them, within a lew
days cast. The money was refused in most
cases, and the company's agent or agenti
declared on these refusals that the tender
was according to the terms of agreement,
and they would appeal to the courts for
In the remarkable impetus recentlv given
to the development of coal lands ail over
the western part of the State there is no
necessity for options going begging, and
this matter has been complicated by some
of the lands on which Brown & Co. still
claim to hold options being reoptioned to
Will Tote for a Postmaster.
East Liverpool, O..Nov. ii. Special
At New Lisbon, the county seat of Co
lumbiana county, the Democrats have set
tled on the only way in which the contest
for the postmastership could be settled
without a riot On the third day ot next
month, between the hours of 1 and 7 o'clock
p.m., all electors who get their mail at New
Lisbon, who voted for Cleveland for Presi
dent in the last election, shall be entitled
to vote for the one ot seven Democratic
candidates he wants for postmaster. The
ballots will be printed in the same'way as
the Australian ballot, giving a fall Hit of
H0YBL8 CRAZED HIM,
Cheap Literature Makes -John. Ellis
a Having Lunatic
CHAINED DOWN IN A PADDED CELL
He Chases Imaginary Train EotberB
Across tbe Continent.
A PAIR W0MAS IS ALWAYS IN HIS PATH
Dime novels have turned the brain of
John Ellis, and he is in the Allegheny
General Hospital a raving lunatic
Ellis' home is at Export, Ind., and last
Wednesday he came to Allegheny. .He
was picked up on the streets as
a suspicious character. When he was
placed in the lockup i( was
seen that he was crazy. Ellis imagined he
was a great detective. His mfsty mind
made him think he was shadowing a daring
train robber, who had .sought cover in Pitts
burg or Allegheny. There was a woman in
the case. Ellis portrayed her as a lovely
female, who was following in his wake,
trying to throw him off the track. He
thinks himself possessed with wonderful
mental and physical powers. As
a detective all the sleuths ot the land can
not compare with him in his estimation.
Ellis still has a great regard for Sullivan,
although the former champion met his
Waterloo when he encountered Corbett
The deluded boy thinks, however, that he
can worst John L., and is only waiting for
an opportnnitv to challenge him.
Yesterday Ellis was examined by Dr.
Hazzard and it was thought best to remove
him to the hespital. When he was taken
there he attacked the physicians and tried
to killDr.Corbett,because he bore the same
name as the man who defeated, Sullivan.
He fought all the attendants. The great
trouble with him is that the nurses are
detaining him in his great detective achieve
ments. He became so violent that he had
to be placed in a padded cell
and straight laced. He soon managed to
rid himself of these jackets, and finally had
to be chained. Last night he worked him
self into an awful frenzy, and the hospital
rang with his yells. He reviewed all the
wild Indian stories he had ever read. One
moment he was chasing the red man across
the plains of the Far West, and the next hot
in pursuit of his visionary train robbers.
ONE OF MURPHY'S CASES.
The Bobbery Trial of a MCillvale Merchant
Promises a Sensation.
Greensbxtbg, Nov. 24. Special The
Sitman-Carnaban robbery case will be de
cided in th Criminal Court here to-morrow.
The case is one of general interest in
this part of the State. Six months ago John
Carnahan, a wealthy bachelor near West
Newton, was robbed of J6,300. P. J.
Murphy, of Pittsburg, was engaged by
Carnahan to do detective work in the case.
The detective secured an alleged confession
from one Jacob McNally, employed on
Carnahan's farm, stating that he and his
nephew, Frank McNally, stole the money,
and that Harry Sitman, a prosperous
merchant, doing business in Hill vale, was a
party to the robbery, having planned the
'robbery and received the portion of the
moneythat was in gold and silver after the
raid had betn made. According to the
theory of the prosecution, Sitman was to
get half of Jacob McNally 's share of the
The implication of Sitman was a veritable
thanderbolt to tbe community were he is
known. Sitman swears that he was an in
nocent, holder of apart of the money, it
having been given him by the .McNaliys
for sate keeping, and the argument of the
attorneys for the defense is that when the
McNaliys were entrapped bv the Pittsburg
detective they implicated Sitman in the
hope of shielding themselves, Jacob Mc
Nally turning State's evidence. The money,
or a greater part of it, was recovered from
Sitman. The Pittsburg detective, Murphy,
has not appeared at the trial.
BOUGHT THE P0TAT0E8,
Bat Is Not Altogether Confident Now That
He Owns Them.
Emil Miller, who owns a grocery store on
Second street, Allegheny, is just at present
very much puzzled as to who owns a car
load of cabbage which he purchased from
Joseph Smith for 48.
Smith called on Miller Wednesday and
told him that he had a carload of cabbage
which had been consigned to him from
Zanesville, O., aud that it was worth $1S0,
bnt he would sell it for 48. Miller de
cided tov take the cabbage and paid 23 on
account," the remainder to be paid when the
cabbage was all taken away from the car.
Miller went yesterday morning and
hauled away a load of cabbage and as he
pulled out another man drove up to the
car and loaded his wagon with cabbage and
drove off. Miller thought that everything
was not right and npon investigation found
that the car was from Zanesville and was
contigned to George Madden. Miller came
to the conclusion that Smith was deceiving
him, and yesterday afternoon when Smith
came ior the remaining 20 Miller called an
officer and had him arrested. He was
locked up in the police station and the case
will be investigated.
POTTSVILLZ'3 C0UET H0T3E BCAHDAL,
Indictments Against Commissioners and
Builders Are Sustained.
PottstilIiE, Nov. 24. The court yester
day handed down an opinion sustaining the
indictments found by the grand jury against
the County Commissioners, their clerks and
the contractor and architect of Schuylkill
county's new Court House, in the construc
tion of which nearly 10,000 is said to have
The attorneys for the defendants will ap
peal to the Supreme Court They contend
that the defendants should not have been
compelled to testify against themselves,
and that the court stenographer illegally
JUDGE QBIFF'S C0UBC
A Pickpocket Fined and Two Scrappers
Judge Gripp had 18 cases at Central sta
tion yesterday morning. Most of them
were drunks. Samuel Walls, arrested for
trying to pick a woman's pocket In the
market Wednesday night, was fined 25
and costs. Henry Meyer and Samuel Mc
Clelland, for drunkenness, were sent to the
workhouse for 29 days.
John Jeflerson and Louis Miller, who
were in a fight on Wvlie avenue the pre
vious night, were held over. It is claimed,
that Jefferson refused to pay for his supper
in Miller's restaurant and the proprietor
assaulted him. Both were arrested.
HO TTOXEY IK KITTAHHINO.
A Gas Slain Break Leaves Many Families
Shivering and Dinnerless.
KlTTANNING, Nov. 24. Special,
Thanksgiving Day was anything else in
this city. There wag a break in the gas
mains, and all those without other fuel
went cold, and, in many cases, hungry.
A great number of homes were without
fire all day. Many a dead turkey remains
uncooked, and many a live one has gained
a reprieve until Christmas.
A Man Boiled in Beer.
Pobt Aethue.Nov. 24. William Gehel,
a nephew of Conrad Gehel, head brewer in
Conrad's brewerv. fell into a vat of boiling
beer last night. He only lived three houri. 1
Killed by a Baseball Bat. j
Beading, Nov. 24. While Bobert Wel
der was witnessing a game of baseball at the
Stony Point school house, near Dryville,
this county, this forenoon, a bat flew out of
another player's hands, hitting Welder on
the head with terrific force, crushing his
ikulL Death is momentarily expected.
Largest and Leading
Jewelry and Art Store.
FINGER RINGS. '
A lady's love for jewelry usually
centers in her rings. She can't have
too many. She very properly prides
herself in her collection of beautiful
rings. The diamond is the queen of
You can select from a variety of
over 200 styles here.
Tho DIAMOND SOLITAEEl,
DIAMOND AND EMERALD,
DIAMOND AND RUBY,
DIAMOND AND PEARL,
DIAMOND AND OPAL,
DIAMOND AND GIPSY SAPPHIRE,
Odd combinations, fancy designs.
All gems of purest ray, flawless and
perfect in color.
You'll be heartily welcome to view
thisunequaled stock of Rings, whether
visitor or purchaser.
E. P. ROBERTS & SONS,
Fifth Ave. snd Market St.
HUOUS & llffiE.
Brass and Iron Bed
steads, Cribs and Bas
sinetts. The most
reasonable prices and
the largest collection
shown in this market
Our own special
make, strictly all wool;
none better can be had;
white, scarlet and gray;
prices notably low.
Our i Blankets
at $5 per pair are an
Wool Blankets, all
prices from $6.50 to
$30 per pair.
Chenille Table Cov
ers, handsome rich
colorings, with tassel
fringe trimmings, 500
new designs opened
this week, $1 to $5
3. FIFTH AVE. AND MARKET ST.
Children's patent leather tip
ped spring heel shoes worth
85c, 1, at 65c, 75c and 85c,
sizes 8 to 102.
Misses' cloth top spring heel
shoes, sizes 11 to 1, at$i, reg
ular price, $1.50.
Boys' lace shoes, sizes 3 to 5,
Men's lace shoes, sizes 6 to
11, at $1.
Ladies' Dongola button shoes
Ladies' flannel lined shoes
Ladies' flannel lined slippers
Men's fancy velvet slippers
G. D. SIMEN'S,
78 OHIO ST ALLEGHENY, PA, 'j
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