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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, DEOBMBEB 12, 1892.
MORE NEW PLAYERS.
The local Football Team Secures
George Woods and Durbridge.
WINTER BASEBALL PLAN AT TUB.
Pittsburger, Eetnra From tha'Fast and
Talk About Goddard and Haher.
GENERAL SPORTING NEWS OF THE DAI
A very enthusiastic meeting of the Pitts
bore Association Football Club was held at
latin's Hotel Saturday evening. The
meeting was to discuss the arrangements
for the big Christmas game between the
local team and the Chicago team.
President Tann was in the chair, and in
opening the meeting stated that several
new members wanted to join the club, some
of these applicants being men of national
repute as players. The members were ad
mitted and among the number were: J.
Burbridge, of McKeesport, and George
"Woods, of the New Castle team. Both
men are first-class plavers, and it is likely
they will ht on the team against the
The collapse of the local football league
has allowed these men to join other teams.
They were two of the best in the league,
and doubtless will be valuable men to the
local team. A member of the club said last
evening: "Itis certain that Burbridge and
Woods will be eiven a trv, and I think
they will give satisfaction. President Tanu
means to hare a good team, and all players
who will not practice will have to stand
aside, as there are. now lots of good players
in Western Pennsylvania. We have some
great teams to come here before next spring
is over, and we will need our best men."
AH0IHEE ATHLETIC WAB.
The A. A. TJ. and National Guard Associa
tions Likely to Conflict.
New York, Dec. 11. Steeled The proba
bilities are that the Amateur Athletic Union
has another war on its hands, this time with
the Athletic Association of the National
Guard. Since.tlis Metropolitan Association
of the Union refused to sanction the prizes
offered by the Seventh Uegiment Athletlo
Association at lis games a year ago, the two
organizations have been at swords' point.
The Union disqualified all of the athletes
who competed in the games and subse
quently reinstated several of the men who
repented, but the main body are still with
out the pale of the Union.
Now, almost all or these men as well as
many at present in good standing In the
Union have entered for the Seventh's games
to-night, and as the Metropolitan Associa
tion has not sanctioned the ua:ne the prob
abilities are that they will all be expelled.
Now A. B. George, of Company H, one of
the most prominent athletes in the recri
ment, together with Lloyd Collls and other
prominent militiamen proposes that the
iruardsmcn leave the Amateur Athletic
Union in a body and lorm a separate
The idea is to have all of the regiments in
the Stat amalgamate and lorm a body like J
the Inter-I ollesiate Association, which is
recognized by the Amateur Athletic Union.
The advocates of the idea claim that the
proposed organization would be supported
by all or the athletes In the National Guard
and would, perhaps, receive encouragement
from the State authorities. Thoy say that
the new association would be as powerful as
the Inter-Collegiate Association and that
the Amateur Athletic Union would be com
pelled to recognize it.
THE B0ABD OF REVIEW.
Buffalo Judges' Decision Reversed and Be
bns Reinstated Permanently.
Nrw York, Dec 11. The Board of Bevlew;
resumed its deliberations on trotting cases'
yesterday. Among others the following
cases were disposed of:
In the case of H. H. Boyd, Ira Boyd and
the hay gelding Babe C, of Pine Hill, Pa., a
fine o: $50 was Imposed because the horse
was driven during the suspension or H. H
Boyd. An adverse decision to the Buffalo
Judges in the case of L. Biter was rendered.
Barker andBurns, represented by C. A. 11c
Cully, presented the protest against the de
cision of Judges H. Busby, G. H.Bush und T.
O. Kins rendered at the TinlfHlo Driving
Park August 10, 1S90, in which they waived
distance in the fourth heat of the 2:i9 class,
because she chestnut stallion Leicester was
given a poor start. The boaid holds that
the Judges were not authorized in waiving
distance ana money on by Leicester
awarded to bay gelding Diamond.
The case o: II. C. Potter, of Mlddlesbury,
Vt., and Tempest was continued. In the
canes of K. . Wallace, W. D. llcltae and
the mare Minnie, alias Florence, charged
with competing in an ice race under an as
sumed name, Mcltae was suspended until a
fine of $100 is raid and Wallace was eus
pended. J. J. Daly, or Lindsay, Ont., und
bay mare, Minnie Belle, wero expelled for
starling ont ol class. C. M. Itecorus, of La
conia, N. H., suspended -at Manchester, N.
H., was ordered to pay fees to J. N. Goldii'g,
it Having been shown that he w as the actual
le"ee ot the truck.
Keuben Rush and the pacer Bebus were
permanently reinstated. Bush was ordoied
to pay S20J fine. It was ordered that U". C.
Daly's black mare, Ida Jefferson, staried out
of lier class at Manchester, N. II., and the
money ordered le.uuded and distributed.
BACK FB0H THE BATTLE.
A iocal Authority Talks Ahont the Goddard
and Maher Contest,
Several local sportinj men who W9nt East
to witness the Goddard und aiaher flht
returned yesterday. One very good author
Goddard is a wonderful man and easily
defeated llahcr. The latter could not last
long enough to knock Goddard out. The
Australian was hit often enough, but hlons
had very little 'effect on him. lie is not a
first-class pugilist, and he would he unable
to defeat Jackson. Coruett or Mitchell, in
my estimation. He may defeat flavin, as
the latter fights in something like Goddard's
style. Slainwill taue morn knocking nut
than Sinner, by all means. The contest was
a financial success lor the Coney Island
1 saw Hall and he is a very likely man.
The best judges in the East ure at a loss to
come to a conclusion as to who will win be
tween Hall and Fitziinmons. Both ate
great pugilists and it will he necessary for
anybody to think n, great deal before
coming to a conclusion regarding their com
parative merits. Tnere are also many peo
ple who think the two men will nave an un
derstandlnc about the purse and the result
belore they fight; This may be the case; I
The speaker went on to say that Maher
fought gamely, but was badly seconded.
Tale Students to Have Excellent Practice
Before Springtime Comes.
SewIUvik, Dec. 1L Tale is to have a new
building for the use of the track athletes
and baseball men during the winter months.
One or the recent graduates of the uni
versity, who withholds his name from the
public for tb present, has presented tbo
ithletic association with the funds necessary
for Its erection, and as soon as practicable
ork on it will be commenced.
The location of the structure is as yet un
determined, but the cbunces are that it will
he placed in thorearoi the new gymnasium.
ThBOUIIdingwlU be used principally for a
lusebull case, and will bo about yoo feet
sqnare, with a dirt floor.
Princeton at present boasts the finest case
Jt the country, but that college will be relo
'ated to second place In this respect when
.he Talc building is finished. The cajrts will
ie surrounded by a cement running track,
rblch will also be used lor bicycle practice.
Cornish a Hustler.
Harry Cornish Is the athletic manager of
.be Boston Athletic Association, and when
t comas to scheminRhe is second only to 1
rrcderick William J.inssen. On Thursday
"le visited NewHaveuana endeavored to
.rrange a novel meeting of Talo and Har
vard athletes. The Bqston Athletic Asto
lation la shortlv to hold an indoor incetitie,
nd lie Invited Tale to compete nsalust Ilar
:ardinthe team mceof a mile, uith to
earns consisting of four men each. He
nsbed to arranpe it so that each man would
olleve hl predecessor at the qnarter. Tale
aea regarded the proposition with ivot,
but ware timid when it came to accepting
it, as they wore afraid Harvard athletes had
been in training for Just such a vu.ee. How
ever, n final answer was not given, but Mr.
Cornish expects to hear from New Haven In
a few da vs. it Is reported from New Hven
that a Tale graduate baa given $3,000 to Yale
to be used in the construction of a building
for athletic purposes.
WILL TSY NEXT YEAS.
MalcolmForbes Thinks Nancy Hanks "Will
Beat Her Becord Next Season.
New York, Dec. ll.-.'pecJal-Word comes
from Boston that J. Malcolm Forbes, the
sportsman who devotes his attention to
yachts and horses, has had a long confer
ence with Bud Dpble, the trainer Of bis
now celebrated mare, Nancy Hanks. Since
the conference Mr. Forbes is more satisfied
than ever that the two-minute, trotter will
be found comparatively in the near future.
Nancy Hanks' record is within four seconds
of even time, but this represents more to be
accomplished than appears on paper. When
Nancy Hanks trotted her mile in 2:04 Mr.
Forbes made up bis mind that it would be
wise to retire hor from the turr and breed
her to his stallion. Arton.. He had paid
$35 000 for Nancy and the enormous sum of
$125,000 for Arion.
After due consideration Mr. Forbes has
resolved to give Nancy one or two more
tries next season on Western tracks.
To-Days Guttenberg Card.
Louisv-xiE. Deo.ll. Special The follow
ing pools were sold here last evening on
Monday's races at Guttenberg:
FlrstTS.ee, five-elKbths of a mile, selllng-Mon-oon
IIS, $10. Kin Hazem 107. $3; Irregular 107,
Bolivar 107. $5: Thiers L 107, Belle D 104. 15: Belle
of Phoenix 101. Frank 1, 104, Mart 105, Laurenska
99. 15; Jackpot 87. Panhandle 117; others $2
berond race, five and one-hair furlongs, selling,
2-Tear-old Mohammed 107. Leleh 108. Tom Edi
son (Electrical gelding) 106. $3; Vespasian 104, $10;
Helen 69. Jimmy Lambly 2, Spot VI; others $3
Third race, fire-eighths of a utile, selling, beaten
horses Tattler 12!. 10: Glitter II. 112. $: 1'eralto
107. $1:' Charley Wilson 107. bluggard 107. fo er 107,
SI : Jamestown 107. Qulbbler 101 S3;Marmont 99,
Magic 99, flO: others t-each.
Fourth race, four and one-hair furlongs, idling
Foxford lie. $5: Fidget 110, Lurav 109. 85: Slan
der 107, Benjamin 10G, $5; Earlv Blossom 105. $15:
Major I! 101. Defaulter 100, Bon Voyage 100, May M
93; others $2 each.
Fifth race, one mile and three-quarters, handi
cap, seven hurdlcs-SU l.uke 150, S3: Ecarte 150, J 10;
Maurice (W S) 125. The Countess 13; field fi.
blxth race, seven-eighths of a mile, selling
Lltlibert 143. $ 0; Joe Courtney 13! St John 136. S3;
Gray oct 130, IS: Common oenso 13', Vexation
gelding 123. Eatontown 120. Macauleylli, $5; Miss
Bess 111, $5; Miotoverl08, J! field $3.
Sir. Raymond Coming Home.
New York, Deo. ll.-5pfcW. President
Raymond, of the International 'Cyclists'
Union, left England on Wednesday, and Is
due in this-country onnextTnursday. News
from England relative to the formation of
the new union anil the business transacted
at the meeting is very meagie. A letter
liotn Mr. Raymond states that the meeting
was a huge success. Delegates wei e present
irom an the leading amateur organizations
and plans outlined for a successful inter
General Sporting Notes.
These is a package at this offlce for Bart Doran.
Dick Buege will arrive in New York this week.
Jim Hall Is anxious that Charley Mitchell sec
ond him in his. Hall's, tight with FUulmmons.
IP the weather keeps favorable there will be aev
eral good football games here before next spring.
If the Three A's have Indoor athletic contests
they will have some excellent boxing exhibitions.
Fkankie imcHugh has nut up a $100 forfeit to
hack a challenge to Jlminle O'Conncll at 114
The Canadians are going to erect a monument to
the memory of the late champion oarsman, Willlain
PETEB Jackso.n- was refused a meal In a promi
nent chop house at Chicago the other day because
of his color.
Fbaxk VTiatt. the sporting man. was badly cut
down the face by Kelson Smith during an alterca
tion ai uoiumous.
Jonx CLarksox and Charlie Bennett are In
Kansas, where they will pnt in the winter KilJIng
deer, bear and wildcats.
Tote wheelmen of Leeds. England, are very en
tbuslasuc, and are thinking of building a new
track at a cost of 9,000 or 10, 000.
Huz lstei;.-, one of the wheelmen of France,
has made a 12-hour road record or )9d'. miles. The
measurement of the distance is disputed.
Frank Waller, the California 14-hour rider, is
having a special wheel made for use in training for
the English 24-hour race to be held next summer.
AUSTIv GlBBOXS. the Patterson lightweight,
will sail from England for New York next week,
lu reality Gibbons Is now a 160-pouud man.
Harry D. MH.LKR, one of Anson's new finds.
Is at his home In Wooster for the winter. Miller'
Is a clever wrestler and will soon make a match,
with an Eastern man.
The tlx-round "go' between Myer and MeAu
llffe Saturday evejilng at Chicago was a lively af-
fair. Mver tried to take advant
itage or MCAuilffCs
poor condition, but the champion gave him a good
ave mm a gooa
oth of Myer's
thumping tu return, oiackesing no
Bex Kenjcet. who develoried Nancv Hanks.
and who has been witn Marcus Daly for two
years, wiii campaign a nuDiic suoie nexi year.
tils string wm memae tio
tils string win Include
Wins- Tide 5:141 Flnr.
Ida 2:lSlf. who lapped out Alix hi 2:13, and Alaska
Macd S will be 19 years old next spring. On ac
count of her age many do not Ihlnk that she will
te able to lower Xaucy Hanks' record. Gold
smith Maid attempted tu lower her record of 2:11
on her 20th birthday and went the distance in
OBJECTION" Is made to Stamboul's record of 2:07)1
because It was made at S:30 o'clock in the morning.
The rules provide tint no performance against
time will be accepted tf made before 10 A. M.
Charges arc made that the mile was not trotted in
tXlHt and that no responsible persons ere pres
ent. A DAY'S NEWS RECORD.
All the Events of Saturday ns Recorded
in Sunday's Dispatch.
Testerday rooming's twenty-fonr-page
Dispatch fully coveied all the news events
of the world. The leading features were:
Democrats anirry over an attempt to in
dorse JIaror Gourley or Citv Controller
arden McAleese und M. S. Lemon men
tioned lor Mayor.... A Labor ticket prob
ably to flgnre in the sprinc election.. ..Aid
lor the Homestead sufferers John C. Grey
driven fiom Alabama -oy Ku Klux..;oal
fleets moving southward Department
duels piepaiine reports and estimates lor
the Mayor Maor Gourley consults attor
neys over lilt d ffei entes with Chief Brown
....Streetsglven up to holiday shoppers..'..
rn:ick M.-uinnn latally hurt by falling lum
ber HlKhaymen break Albert Smith's
leg.. ..Uecelver asked for the Order or Solon.
Both parties preparing to fljrht for control
or the Senate Speaker Crisp snubbed at
the New TotkBeform Clnb dinner... .Quay's
slate fixed... .Ada Kehim to pose lor the
Montana statue Charle Frame's store
dynamited tit Lowell. V. Va.....Hairison
heartily favorB the Nicaragua Cunul....
County seat war renewed in Seward county,
Kun A New Jersey man rescues SOchil-
dien irom drowning. ...Cleveland counsels
his party to economy.. ..Hunting Banker
Hull's lost daughter in Connecticut. ...Blaine
has a re.apse.
London Anarchists to revenge with dyna
mite Fiancois' extradition .... Cnancel
lor Captivi recognizes the German press....
The International Monetary Conference
hoping anuinst the lato of failure.. ..Mrs.
uayuricK'd conuuion. not so serious as rep
i e&ented An IrKh wife aud child mur
derer only pets 18 months.':. .A Princess'
heait for sale. ...Grip, expected again in
The sixteen extra pages devoted to special
features contained contribution covering a
wide range ot topics, lorming a magazine of
current newspaper literatuie.
PEOPLE COMING AND GOING.
Cadwalader Biddle, Secretary of the
State Boaid of Charities, "ill arrive in the
city this morning to consider the requests
made lor State aid by the local charitable
J. A. Seaman, of Washington, and It.
Kaufman and wife, of Wheeling, are stop
pins at the Central Hotel.
E. 1m Baldwin, of Kenton, and A. T,
Harbison, of Blulrsvllle, put up at the
Sheridan Gorton, of Smethport, Grand
Master Woikman of the A. O. U. W.,.was in
the city yesterday.
J. A. Murphv, of Springfield, aud J. H.
Westcott ami wile, of Bldgway, are guests at
Dr. Richard Ward, of Philadelphia, is at
the St. Charles.
S. B. Laferty, of Akron, is at the Seventh
rittsburgers in Kerr York.
New Tobk, Dec. 1L Special. The follow
ing 1'ittsbursers aro roslstered at New Tork
hotels: E. M. Bigelow and wire and MUs
Bigelow, Westminster: J. P. Colcman,Graud
Union; W. D. Hamilton, St. Denis; T. L.
Harper, S. Mnnderson, F. B. Tomb, As tor
House: 1. F. Hill nnd wire, Gilscy House: J.
M. Kelly. W. S. Weeden, F. P. Murphy.Hotei
Albert; E. J. Moylnhen, Ashland: M. B-Per-ley,
Marlborough: J. H Porte, Imperial: S.
K. Smvtlio. Eurle's: D. Stewart. Urnnawlrir.
H. C. Webster, Holland House.
A JUGGLE OF SILTER.
Latin-Union States Are Not Friendly
to Its Use as Money.
THE GOLD AND SILVER PARITY
And the Attitude of Mccreary and Cannon
in Regard to It,
KOT HEARING AX I KIKJ) OP AGREEMENT
Bbtjssew, Dec. 11. At the meeting of
the Monetary Conference yesterday Herr
Hans I. Forsell, of the Sweilen and Norway
delegation, referring to Congressman Mc
Creary's declared preference for a fixer
ratio between gold and silver of
16 to 1, asked the Americans
if they wonld agree to a ratio
of 20 to 1, which would be a hearer ap
proach to the present silver value. Sen
ator Allison replied that the Americans
would prefer a ratio of 16 to 1, but if
.agreeable to the European States, the
'Americans might accept a different
ratio. 'For himself he thought that silver,
using States would most logically adopt the
ratio ot 15U to 1. America would accept
no ratio unless a sufficient number of gov
ernments entered into the agreement to
make it effectual
The United States delegate, Henry W.
Cannon, replying to M. Tirard, of the
French delegation, said that he was sur
prised at the attitude of the Latin Union
delegates, as it v,as supposed in
America that the States of the
Latin Union being i the largest sil
ver holders would' be very friendly
to its use as money. But it appears that
they were not inclined to join "America in
an agreement for its extended use, while
Great Britain, without an important quan
tity of silver, suggested its pnrcbase lor
use as money. Despite this apparent
paradoxical state ot things, the Americans
still hoped that something wonld be ac
complished. He denied that the United States was
nnduly influenced in its silver legisla'ion
by her silver product. He thought that the
proposed purchase ot 30,000,000 ounces of
silver annually by Europe, provided
that it was an addition to the
silver now naturally used, might be
a bridge to join the money metals
again. America, up to the present time,
had had no difficulty in maintaining a
parity between gold and silver and intended
to maintain it. If, however, silver was to
be further dishonored and used the same as
paper money, without regard to price,
America would still be in an excellent po
sition to profit by the state of affairs as has
been shown in the conference.
A NON-UNION ROW.
Ordered to Leave the Place Because He
Won't Join the Union.
Desveb, Dec. 11, Special'' At
Bico, in the southern part of Colorado, the
mining popnlace are greatly agitated over
the probable outcome of the present labor
trouble. The Rico-Aspen Consolidated
Company employs over 300 men,
all belonging to the miners' union
except William Hillman, who has persist
ently refused to become a member, al
though repeatedly urged to. Last night,
while Hillman was asleep, bis room was en
tered by over 100 miners. The spokesman
demanded to know whether he still persist
ed in obstinately refusing to identity him
self with the union.
Although Hillman was lying in bed, sur
rounded by a mob of infuriated men, he
positively' refused. Alter being given time
to dress he was escorted to the railroad
tracks. About this time the town marshal
and the mine superintendent learned
of the affair and rushed to Hill
man's rescue. 'With the aid of
four cocked revolvers the mob was repulsed
and the "scab" saved the annoyance of
.freezing to death. The mine owners have
"decided to close down their property unless
surea protection irom tne rotate autnori
ties.' The town Is ereatly excited, and an
outbreak is momentarily expected.
IN THE PRESIDENT'S PEW.
A Little Incident That Made a Maryland
Girl Very. Happy.
Washington, Dec 1L ISpeciall The
happiest girl in Washington to-night is a
young belle of 18 summers, from a mount- I
am town in western .Maryland, a descend
ant of one of the historic first families of
Virginia, that of John Bandolph, of
Koanoke. With two resident Washington
ladies whom she is visiting in the city, she
went to hear Dr. Hamlin preach this morn
ing at the unurcn ot tne covenant, Presi
dent Harrison's church.
Arriving somewhat late, the rear seats
usually allotted to strangers being all full,
the usher conducted all three ladies far up
the main aisle, and deposited two of
them in private pews. Then lie
looked about to find a seat for the
Maryland sir). None was visible, except
in the President's pew. He hesitated, but
only for a moment, and then promptly led
tbe'embarrassed maiden up to the fifth row
front, where Mr. Harrison sat with his
daushter, Mrs. McKee, and his daughter-
in-law, Airs, itussell Harrison.
Great was the pleasure of the yonng lady
when the President stepped out into the
aisle and gracefully handed her into his
pew, between himself and Mrs. McKee.
A DEADLOCK IN CALIFORNIA
If the People's Party Assemblymen Stick
to tlio Pledge They've Taken.
SAN FEANCISCO, Dec. 1L Special If
the eight People's party Assemblymen in
the California Legislature stand firm to the
'pledge they accepted yesterday, then
it will be impossible to elect
a United States Senator from
California to succeed Felton. The Ex
ecutive Committee of the People's party
has secured a pledge from the eight Assemblymen-elect
that they will vote as a unit
for such a People's party candidate for
Senator as the majority ot them shall elect
On joint ballot the Democrats lack two of
a majority and the Republicans lack six. so
if the People's party members do what
they pledge themselves to do no majority
can" be secured by either of the parties.
BETENIEEN ENGINES BUSKED. ,
A Fire Loss of 8400,000 Inflicted on the
Denver and Bio Grande.
Salida, Col., Dec IL This morning
the Denver and Bio Grand Railroad round
house was discovered on fire, and despite
the efforts of the firemen the flames, after
almost totally burning that building and
Its contents, spread to the machine shop,
which, together with its valuable plant, was
also destroved. Seventeen engiues were
burned in the ronndhouse, it being impossi
ble to run them out because of the track on
the outside being crowded with other loco
motives. The loss on engines, machinery,,
roundhouses and shops is estimated by the'
officials at $400,000, but just how much the
insurance is not known at present. The
burning of the shops throws 100 men out of
THE REBELS NOT SUBDUED.
A Bloody Ficht Between Garza Men and
LAREDO, Tex., Dec 11. A telegram
was received by Colonel Geron, command
ing the Mexican troops at Nueve Laredo
from Guerrero, Mexico, to the effect that
three squads of Garza men had crossed the
Bio Grande into Mexico yesterday even
ing, one squad at San Ignacio, another at
Baminra and the other at a place not
known. It also states that the one crossing
at San'Ignicio met Mexican troops on the
river bank, where & bloody fight took place.
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First figures at station Indicate temperature;
next figures Indicate change In temperature: and
flgqrs underneath, if any. Indicate amount of rain
fall or melted snow In hundrctbs of an Inch during
past 12 hours: T indicates trace of precipitation;
isobars, or solid black lines, pass through points
of equal pressure; isotherms, or dotted lines,
storms generally move from West to East in
atmospheric waves, of which the crests are
FOH WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, WEST VIRGINIA AND OHIO Fairs Va
riab'e Windt. irormer in West Virginia and Ohio.
Weatheb Cosditioss. Generally rair weather prevails throughout the United States,
except in Texas, where rain has fallen since morning, and on the Florida Penlnsula.where
a rainfall of 1.64 inches is reported. An aiea of unusually high pressme extends over the
whole country east of the Rocky Mountains, being central ovei the Upper Ohio, where the
barometer is SO. 63 inches. Signals are displayed at Corpus Christl and on the Atlantio Coast
from Jacksonville to Key West.
Pittsbueg, Dec IL The Local Forecast Official or the Weather Bureau furnishes the fol
lowing: Babometeb S A. w., S0.52; S P, W., 80.63.
Relative Humidity 8 a. it., 76; 8 v. a., 73
PEiciriTATios past 21 hours riom 8 r. m.. .0L
Temperature 8 a. m., 27; 12 M., 27: 2 p. v.. S8, 5 p. jr., SO; 8 p. jr., SO. Highest, 83; lowest, 33;
average, 30, which is 7 below the normaL
A BOOM FOR SINGERLY.
Some or His Farmer Friends Want Him to
Succeed Jerry Busk.
Philadelphia, Dec IL Special
Much speculation is going on among those
distinguished Pennsylvania agriculturists,
George W. Childs, A. .7. Cassatt, Don Cam
eron, George B. Roberts, A. J. Drexel, A.
K. McClure and A. A. McLeod, as to who
shall succeed Uncle Jerry Rusk as Secretary
of Agriculture What Mr. Cassatt wants is
a man who can distinguish a cob horse
irom a corn cob, and Colonel McClure
would like a farmer at the head of the Agri
cultural Department ho could raise canned
..,.. -.. .u. ...j ,n,.i .,.. lr,t I aifnuAHTOws mver 4 reel a incnes ana sia
tomatoes from the seed without transplant- I nonary. Weather cloudy. Thermometer UP at
id or graviuuK, eggs jruui mc cu'g piaubs,
and who could grow straw hats by cross
drilling the wheat.
A careful consideration of the whole sub
ject leads to the conclusion that Farmer
William M. Singerly, of Gwynedd, fills the
bill more acceptably than any other farmer
in Pennsylvania. If Colonel-McClure per
sists in refusing the portfolio of the State
Department, the Farmers' Club, of Penn
sylvania, will soon make a move for Singer
ly that will carry everything before it.
And why not Singerly for Secretary of
Agriculture? 'No man in the nation could
do more to improve the breed ot horses,
cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese,
the wheat, corn, oats, rye, potatoes, cotton,
grass, the fruits and everything else grown
upon American farm lands. With Singerly
as Chief Agriculturist, the general quality
of farm produce. would soon be advanced to
the high standard of "the Record dairy,"
and the price reduced to consumers. Prom
now on Parmer Singerly will probably be-
come first choice of the Farmers' Club, ot
Pennsylvania, for Secretary of Agriculture.
OVfR A CENTTEY OLD.
A Maryland Woman Who Has Passed Her
Middletowk, Md., Dec 11 Special.
Miss Elizabeth Apple man, of this town,
celebrated her 101st birthday, to-day. She
is the oldest white woman in Maryland. In
and around Middletown, where she has
lived for the past 83 years, she is familiarly
known as "Aunt Betsy." She was born in
Washington county and is the daughter of
Phillip and Mary M. Applemau, and the
second of a family of six children, of which
she is the only survivor. Her brother,
Jacob Appleman, died two years ago, at the
age of 90 yeats.
"Aunt Betsy" still enjoys remarkably
good health. She is of a jovial tempera
ment, and is most happy when relating
some of her youthful experiences. About
nine years ago she fell down a stairway,
which" prevents her irom walking, and
she is confined to the restful arms of a large
rocking chair. Her mind is clear, and her
sight is excellent without the aid of
AN EHGINEEE'S DEATH.
He Didn't Live to Toll What Had Caused
His Fatal Injuries.
Wilmihgton, Del., Dec 11. Benjamin
Strickland, an engineer on the Washington
express on the Philadelphia, Wilmington
and Baltimore Railroad, was mysteriously
injured last evening between Landlith and
this city, while the train was running at
Shortly after the train left Landlith, a few.
miles irom this city, the hreman in the cab
noticed the engineer hanging' partly out of
the cab window. He touched Strickland
and spoke to him. The engineer did not
reply. He was found to be unconscious
with the left side of his head badly cut. The
fireman took charge of the locomotive and
fan the train slowly into the city. It is
supposed that Strickland was struck by a
passing train or projection. He was re
moved to the hospital, where he died early
SPANIBH CABINET CBISIS,
The Minister of War Resigns Others Ex
pected to Follow.
Lisbon, Dec IL The Minister of War
has resigned, owing to the failure of the
Cabinet to agree upon his proposed army
reforms. The stability of the Cabinet is
threatened. Prime Minister Ferreira will
refer the matter to the Cortes, and he will
ask for a vote of confidence.
Theltesult of a Friendly CalL
Jacob Saren, a Hebrew peddler, 21 years
of age, madeji friendly call at the bouse of
Solomon Fitick at Ho. 4 Center avenue
yesterday afternoon, and when he left he
took with him a 00 cold watch, two silver
spoons aud 520 in cash that did not belong
to him. The matter was reported to the
Eolice, and after inquiry it was learned that
e told a friend he was going to New Vork,
and also had been sten at the depot with a
railroad ticket. A telegram was lent to
New York to arrest the man.
marked "High" and the oval trough, or depres
sion "Low." These waves move Eastward on an
average of COO miles per day.
High winds, rain or (If cold enough) snow, South
erly winds, and consequently high temperature,
usually precede "Lows" across the country.
When the "I.ow"passes East of a place the wind
changes to North, bringing lower temperature,
clearing skies, and often cold wayes and Northers,
The high area brings sunshine.
RIVER NEWS AND NOTES.
Louisville Items The Stage or Water and
the Movement of Boats.
rPECIAt, TJCLXOHAMS TO TTIK OtHPATCH.l
Lout VILLI. KT, Dec. It. Weather clear and
cool. Biver falling with 2 feet and 9 Inches on the
gange, S feet and 1 inch in the canal and 7 feet and
1 Inch below. The John K. Speed is dne irom
Memphis. The City of Carrollton passed down
from Cincinnati to Memphis. Departures For
Cincinnati, Big Sandy.
What TJpprr Gauges Show.
Browksville-RI ver 8 feet 3 Inches and station
ary. Weather falling and cloudy. Thermometer
12 at 4 r. m.
WABRix-RIvers.S and falling. Weather clear
MCEOAXTOWX-Hlver 4 feet a Inches and sta-
The News From Below.
CracCTXATi BIver7feetli Inches and falling.
Fair and coo). - ,
ST. Louis-Elver 5.6 feet and falllnc. Clear and
WHEELlNO-RiverS fet4 Inches and stationary.
Departed-H. K. Bedford and Ben Hur. Pittsburg;
An 'le Laur.e. ZanrsilUe: Sunshine, Parfcersburg:
LlszleBa), Pitrsbnrg: Congo, Cincinnati; Key
stone State, Pittsburg.
Notes of the Klver.
Stare of water at Davis Island Dam, 8.2 feet.
The Dauntless left ror Cincinnati with a tow of
The Cruiser arrived from Cincinnati with a big
tow of empties yesterday.
The Dave Wood cams up from Point Pleasant
with ien barges yesterday.
The Twilight went to Liverpool with ten flats
loaded with coal yesterday.
The Little Dick came down from the fourth pool
tT,,u ittu tuaiuuai cateruay,
The Plttsburar and Cincinnati nacketRcntt.
wafcc uor ursb irip uciuw gu j anuary o.
Tax Acorn returned from Safe Harbor yester
day, after helping the Smoky City below.
The Pittsburg and Cincinnati packet Keystone
State was due here last midnight. She leaves at
4 P. JI. ,
The packet H. K. Bedford was late In arriving
from Parkersnurg yesterday, hhe leaves at noon
The packet Ben Hur was due from Wheeling last
night at 6 o'cloct and was to leave at S o'clock this
THE Dave Wood arrived from Wheeling with
eight empty barges, from the tow of the John A.
The Tom Dodsworth and Pacific, which left with
tows ror below on Saturday, both stuck on Grassy
bar on the way down.
The Little Fred left for
helped her as far as Safe Harbor.
THE Crescent with elrht barges and three coal
boats, and the Frank Glimore. with 14 barges, left
for Louisville with tows or coal yesterday.
The towboats on their nar below with tows are
doing something now tney have not done before,
viz.. passing to the right of Grassy bar Instead of
to the left and through the dam. as hereto
fore. Movements of Steamships.
Steamer. From. To..
Doubledam XewTork Boulogne.
Lancastrian.... Boston Liverpool.
Norseman Iloston Liverpool.
Lake Superior Boston Liverpool.
Kaiser V llhe m II... .Genera New York.
Kuiila Hamburg New York,
Cepbalonla Liverpool ....... Boston.
SHOE! SI0EIEB 07 CUT LIFE.
Michael Navisb, who was struck by the
Burzettstown express while crossing the
Ft. Wayne tracks on Satnrdav, died last
night In the Allegheny General HospltaL
MnsC. W. Cuitiw, wire or He v. Mr. Cumin.
of Washington county, died at the Alle
gheny General Hospital yesterday. The
bodv was removed to the house or friends
Have You Seen
The elczant line childien's chairs, dolls,
bedsteads, doll carriages, sleighs, tricycles,
tables, 'dishes, tolloc cases, albums, toy
books, fancy lined work and scrap baskets;
also the endless variety of novelties in toys,
etc, at Grove'?, Fifth avenue.
Glove and Handkerchief Cases.
Satin novelties, sachets, etc., Christmas
cards, booklets 'and novelties at half price
to close out. Open every evening.
Jos. Kicqbaum & Co., 43 Filth avenue.
Our Increased Capital
Enables us to sell bicycles on smaller pay
ments than any other honse can afford.
PlttsDurg 'Cycle Company, 423 Wood street.
A well-dressed lady astonished at tho
wonderlul display or holiday cloves and
umbrellas at the Louvre, 24 Sixth street,
directly opposite Bijou Theater.
Quality, Variety and Beauty of Goods
Heury Terhoyden, 030 Smtthfleld street,
cannot bo excelled. He makes to order
Diamond scarr pins,
Diamond ear rings.
Or any other fine piece orjewelry that may
be wanted. The, workmen nre skilled in
their various departments, which Is a guar
antee of satisfaction lor any customer.
S30 Smtthfleld street.
ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR
Why her rooms are tenanted, and the
answer will bat "I advertise my room in
the cent-a-word columns of THE DI5-
Fifty Years Settles It
CAN BE CURED.
If Dr. Sclienck's treatment and cure of
Consumption were something new and n'i
trind, people might donbt; hut what hi
proved itself through a trial as old a ou.'
grandfathers, means Just what is is
A Specific for Consumption
and for all diseases or the Lungs. No treat
ment In the world can place as many per
manent cures or Consumption to Its credit as
Dr. Sclienck's. Nothing in Nature acts so di
rectly nnd effectively on the lung membranes
and tissnes.and so quickly disposes or tuber
cles, congestion, inflammation, colds,eonghs
and all the seeds or Consumption as
Dr. Sclienck's Pulmonic Syrup
Vhen all else fails it comes to the rescue. Not
until it fails, and only after faithful trial,
should any one despond. It has brought tne
hopelesitollieand health. It lias turned the
despair of ten thousand homes in to Joy. Itis
doliiK it now.lt will continue to do it through
out tho aues. Dr. Acjenefs Practical Treatise
on Consumption, Liver and Stomach Diseases
mailed free to all applicants. Dr. J. 11. Scheiick
SsSon, Philadelphia, Pa. no9-C0-stw
Fresh Air and Exercise.
both, if in
need of flesh
st r ength
force. There's need,too, of plenty
of Cod Liver Oil builds up flesh
and strength quicker than any
other preparation known to sci
ence. Scott's Emulsion is constantly ef
fecting Cure of Consumption,
bronchitis and kindred diseases
where other methods FAIL.
Prepared br Scott 4 Bowne, N. Y. All drngristt.
i i -
flo one thing causes
more dyepsiiV ffian
Is s we.t , cl e.a n,
fi faith foil .
eat food QooKed
fbr ALLcboking purjosw
if is y Uj KECwEEfg
VJQef, "than ny other
Sh o rTetiyVie re fo re
Made only by N.K. FAIRBANKS CO,
KttsDurgh Aceats: F. SELLERS ft CO.
It Cores Colds, Coughs, Sore Throat, Croup, Infln.
eszs, Whoopiar Congo, Bronchitis and Asthmi.
A certain care for Consumption in first stages,
and a snre relief in adranced stages. Use at ones.
Ton will see the exceUent effect after taking tia
first dose. Sold by dealers eTuywhers. Largs
bottles tO cents tat $1.00.
Ctiartiers street, Allegheny Fire in, the
collar of the grocery store of Hastings ft
Glover at Chartiers and Adams streets, Al
legheny, at 1:30 yesterday rnornln? caused
an alarm from bos 18. The damage was
New York Damage amounting to about
$50,000 was the result of a tire in the C D.
Pease & Co. piano mannfactory, 318 and Z!0
West forty-third street. Cause of fire and
amount or insurance unknown. It was the
busy season and IX hands are thrown out of
Wllkesbarie The liyery nnd exchange
stable of Jacob Colton, Northhampton
street, was destroyed by flre. Twenty-9ix
beud or hoTses perished in the flames, five
belonging to the United States Express Com
pany, three to other individual, and the
rest to Jacob cole. All the harness, wagons,
carriages and barn Implements were also
consumed. 'J. lie loss will reach $18,000. 21 r.
Cole says every dollar he possesses in the
world was in his stablo and that ho had no
The origin of the fire is I
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Scott s Emulsion
"Will offer this week
Ladies' Pine 'White Embroidered
At the following remarkable prices!
12 l-2o, Worth 20&
23oi Worth 50c and 65c.
50c, Worth V5c and 85o.
75c, Worth 91, $L25 and $1.50.
50 Handsomely Embroidered
All silk, beautiful patterns,
87.50 Worth 815.00.
Boys' Holiday Neckwear,
50 doz. Teeks, Pons and4-m-Hands, latest
shapes aud patterns,
50c, Worth 75c
LADIES' HOLIDAY APRONS.
25 dot Hand Embroidered Aprons,
75c, Worth $1.25.
CAN anybody tell us wherein
the benefit is? If you buy a
$g coat with a $2 present for
$12 wherein are you bene
fited? You pay a profit as
well on the present as on the
.coat. Jacksons have never
lost sight of the first great
principle in business never
to give nor take the mer
chant that gives will surel
take. This thing of giving
and taking is an old game,
and, as a rtcle, it reacts on
both. jfacksons advertise
bargains, and bargains you
will get; hit the merit of a
bargain is in the goods, not
the toy that is put forth as a
bait. You do?i't want to be
caught like a fish with
a small bait. We trust to
your good sense. Come in,
examine our lines of Suits
from $10 to $15. See our
lines of Overcoats from $g to
$15, and we assure vote we
will not press you to buy; in
fact, we don't expect you to,
unless you are satisfied liat
you will save from $3 to $5
on every purchase at
954 AND 956 LIBERTY ST.
PICKED TJP BTTHE P0LICB.
ArocsTBaowTT, of the Sontbside, is charged
-with stealing DO from his roommate.
Wiixiak Thomas, an Allegheny wifa
beater, will go the workhouse this morning
for SO days.
Michaxl VABHrr, Jr., arrested on Saturday
for beatiug his aged father, was lined $25
and costs by Magistrate Hyndman yester
day. Joror Kiwims was fined $10 and costs and
held for court yesterday by Magistrate.
Gripp for striking David Jones on the head
with a beer glass during a quarrel on Satur
day. Ask the Boys
What they want for Xmas. See If they don't
say a nice sled, tool chest, magic lantern,
wagon, velocipede, alrgun, iron train, baga
telle hoard, soldier set, drum or some one of
the thousand otherlegint toys now on ex
hibition at Grove's, Filth avenue. Bemem-
ber, best goods only aud prices that will
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.