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)enrer Smith Arrives in
Town and Issnes a
:0 MAHER'S VANQUISHES.
'addy Smith Also Here and Defies
Burge and ilcAuliffe,
JDTSIDEES WIH AT GDTTENBERG.
1 Chance for local Foottall Teams to Meet
3EXEEAL SPORTING HEWS OF THE DAI
Edward, better known as "Denver,"
Smith, the well-known pugilist, accom
panied by his brother, Paddy Smith, ar
rived in the city yesterday morning. They
are on a search for opponents, and are after
the very highest of game. "Denver" is
lookingwelL He is extremely anxious to
meet Goddard, and his brother is "after
any 133-pound man in the world."
Paddy Smith is a remarkably well built
young fellow, and has the appearance of
being a verr dangerous opponent for any
man his weight He is an exceedingly jo
vial young man, and has quite a flattering
During a conversation the heavy-weight,
Smith said: "We have come from the West
to try and get on a contest with Goddard.
I am not makinj any bluff or blow when I
say that 1 am willing to fight Goddard to a
finish for a stake or bet of 52,000 a tide
and the largest purse we can get I have
nothing to say against Goddard except I
don't think he can defeat me. At any rate
I am willing to trv, and I can find backing
in Pittsburg. My mission to Pittsburg is
to see a party who is willing to back me.
"We will put up a forfeit and issue a chal
lenge and Goddard cannot consistently de
cline to accept it, because he has already
condemned Corbett for ignoring his. God
dard's, challenge. To show that I don't
want to make money except by winning, I
am willing to let the winner take every
cent there is in it
".My brother is ready to fight any 133
uound man in this or any other country to
.finish for a bet of $1,000 or more and a
purse. I feel confident he can defeat any
man of his weight Uothing would please
him better than to get a try at Burge or
McAulifle. Kow I am not talking for
talking's sake, but I mean everything I
It is stated that John J. Qninn, of this
city, is one of Smith's principal backers
and is quite ready to put up the money tor
the matches mentioned bv Smith. The
latter and his brother will commence to
train here. "Denver" may leave lor Chi
caco to-day to try and have a conference
with Goddard relative to a contest
WOH'T B3 CALLED JOHNNY.
John Ik Sullivan Points Out One Thing He
"Will Not Tolerate.
2EW Tobk, Dec. 27. John L. Sullivan
sat at a table in the barroom of the Yander
bilt Hotel, and gathered about him were a
number of friends. He had just finished
the afternoon performance at the Windsor
Theater and was enjoying a breathing spell
previous to the evening performance. The
ex-champion's inhalations were frequently
Msampanied by draughts of brownish fluid,
. rpcnlt. nf which his voice was thick and
his eyelids snowed the pressing need of
props. There was also a coniusion oi laeas
and his conversation was of a rambling
character. Sullivan was scheduled to take
a carriage at 6:15 and drive to the Windsor
Theater, and his actions at the table were
interesting to some persons connected with
tne play. When the ex-champion was
asked il he had charged one of his backers
with dosing .him previous to the fight with
Corbett, he said:
"I have no charges to make against any
man. I was licked on the level, and any
man who squeals after a whipping is no
good. I was champion lor 12 years and
that was enough. I am out of, it no w. I'm
too heavy to fi?ht again."
Somebody suggested that if he were to
rest awhile and then go to Hot Sprints he
would get into shape and again win the
world's championship. This seeme 1 to stir
up the lormer gladiator's fighting spirit,
and he said: "Il I wanted to fight again I
could get backing for a big amount from
"Vou bet you could, Johnny," remarked
a voung man who sat near Sullivan.
""Who called me Johnny?" asked Sulli
van, with a mighty roar as he glared at the
offender. "Did you call me Johnny?" he
cried, lurching over toward the young fel
low, who was white and trembling. "Who
are you, any wav?" continued Sullivan.
Get out ot here, or I'll smash your nose.
Xhere is one thing I won't stand, and that
is to have a man call me Johnny," and Sul
livan's ponderous fist came down on the
table with a jar that knocked all the beer
glasses on the floor. Having laid down the
law regarding the manner in which he
chould be addressed, Sullivan resumed his
"We hear a great deal about this man
Goddard. Sav, I'll give that duck 5500 if
he'll come and spar me. I could fix bim in
Tery short time. He would not bluff me a
minute. Yon bet when I was champion,
and anybody came asking for a fight, I gave
it to them pretty quick. I didn't keep 'em
waiting. It is different, now."
3HE PAEX OF A TOUGH.
Jack McAnUfTe Brutally Assaults One of
Ills Former Baclcerg.
Uirw Yoke, Dec. 27. B. F. Benton,
sporting editor of the Boston Olobe and a
former backer of Jack McAuliffe. arrived
in this city last Saturday from England.
Last evening he had an altercation with
JacVMcAuliffe, during which the latter
knocked him down. A policeman separated
.the men. Benton refused to enter a com
' plaint and the officer could do nothing but
take McAuliffe away. Benton was pretty
badlv used up. His left arm was badly
cut, both his eyes discolored and his lore
When seen he said he did not expect the
onslaught and McAuliffe's act was the act
ot a coward. McAulifle, he said, was sore
because he had refused to back him, and be
(Benton) knew all his weak points in the
tf .. A Milrtt it i said, wrnnnnHpr tflA
Ting. """" " '
FWlcBce oi iuu.
Our Dam After Donovan.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. Special' Dom
McCaffrey is anxious to fight Donovan for
a stake and purse if the Manhattan Ath
letic CInb will consent Donovan is will
ing if the New York Club is.
HaU Knocked Oat.
SAX FkANCISCO, Dec 27. Jack Hall,
the Australian lightweight, was knocked
out in the eighth round at the Palo Alto
Club last night by Charles Johnston, of, St.
Drexler "Will Be Dumped.
rorjisvrLLB, Dec. 27.-Special-The
directors of the Louisville Club will have a
meeting on January 14, at which President
Drexler -will be'deposed and a new presi
den't.elected.' President Drexler has not
displaved enough energy in gettine a team
together, and the directors have determined
upon a change. His successor is not known,
but some man with a little more push will
be put at the head ot the club. A manager
will not be signed until after the directors'
THE BIG FIGHT OFF.
Coney Islanders Withdraw the Purse Of
fered McAuUffe and Burge.
New Yobk, Dec. 27. The $45,000 fight
between Jack McAulifle and Dick Burge
for the lightweight championship of the
world is off. Judge Newton, President of
the Coney Island Athletic Club, oflicially
withdrew the princely offer of the club to
night In making the announcement, Judge
Newton gave as his reason that he did not
believe McAulifle and Burge would ever
come io an agreement Their constant
quibbling over the minor terms of the agree
ment had forced this action upon him.
The McAuliffe-Burce fight was to have
been for the lighweight championship of
the world. Burge was the lightweight
champion of England, and McAulifle of the
New World. A short time ago McAulifle
signed with the Coney Island Club to fight
Burge for S45.000. Burge came to America
with his backers. Then began the quibbling
over the terms of agreement Benton, act
ing for Burge, at once telegraphed to the
President of the Crescent City Club, at New
Orleans, asking how large a purse the club
would offer Burge to fight any man at 135
STJBPBISES AT GUITEIiBEBB.
Outsiders Have the Best of It and the Book
ies Fare Very WelL
Guttekbeeo, Dec. 27. Special
There were many surprises here to-day.
The backers were knocked badly out, as
the favorites were knocked out in almost
every race. Summaries:
First race, purse $100, winner to he sold,
Ave furlongs-HUh C 99, N. HUI, first; Eose
Dance 99. Stewart, second; Settle Hamilton
flllv 99, Ballard, third. Lanrenska 1M, Ken
wood 110. Belief 102, Walter Kelm 102. Lady
Ballard 104, Tammany Hall 104, Shotoyer-107,
Oliver Twist 107, Jounny O'Connor 102 and
and Jack Pot 102 also ran. Time. 1:02& Bet
ting: Hlsh a 15 to 1 and 6 to 1; Ko-e Dance,
3 to 1 and even; Nettle Hamilton, 40 to 1 and
15 to 1; Laurenska. 6 to 1 and2 to 1; Kenwood, 0
to 1 and 2 to 1; Belief, 60 to 1 and 20 to 1; Wal
ter Kelm, 50 to 1 and"20 to 1: Lady Ballard. 60
to land 20 to 1; Tammany Hall, 2 to land 4
to 5; bhntover. 50 to 1 and 15 to 1; Oliver
Twist, 100 to 1 and SO to 1; Johnny O'Connor,
10 to 1 and 4 to 1: Jack Pot. 100 to 1 and 30 to L
Second race, purse $400, winner to be sold,
six and one-half fnrlones Hamilton 111,
H. Penny, first; Inferno 111, Martin, second:
Jamestown 95, Cunningham, third. Cen
tiur 110. also ran. Time, 1:23. Betting:
Hamilton 3 tol and out: Interno, 3 to 10
and out; Jamestown, 60 to 1; Centaur 70 to 1
and 10 to L
Third race, purse $400 for three-year-olds,
penalties and allowances, five and one-half
furlongs Carnallte 90, Coldler, first; Helen
107, Sweeney, seoond; Don't Know 90, Hank
ins, third: Sara:;assa 110, Free Mason 90,
Wheeler 120. Postmald 97 and Blue Blood 100,
also ran. Time. 1:0 Bettinc: Carnalite,
15 to land 4 tol; Helen, 10 tol and 3 tol:
Don't Know, 100 to 1 and 30 to 1: Saragassa, 7
to 1 and 1 to 3; Free Mason, 5 to 3 and 4 to 5;
Wheeler. 5 to 1 and 9 to 5; Postmald, 20 to 1
and 8 to 1; Blue Blood, 50 to 1 and 20 to L
Fourth nice, purse $500, winner to he sold,
one mile King Mac 109, Martin, first; Bal
brlgzan 103, Trainer, second; Headlight 93,
Xearv, third. Azrael 72, Harry AlonzolM.
Hazelhurst 101, Bullfinch 116, also ran. Time,
VM&i. Bettina: King Mae, 2 to 5 and out;
Baluricgan, 20 to 1 and 5 to 1; Headlight, 50
to land 15 to 1: Azrael, 20 to 1 and 3 to S;
Harry Alonzo, 10 to 1 and 3 to 1; Hazelhurst,
20 to 1 and 3 to 1; Bullfinch. 100 to 1 and 40
Fifth race, purse $400, winner to be sold,
five fnrlones Clotho 102, N. Hill, first; Anne
Elizabeth 95, F. Leigh, second: Fleurette 108,
Martin, third. Tom Karl 104, Bon Voyage
104, May D. 104, Dnke Jonn 110. Marmont.
93, Tlllle 102, also ran. Time, 1:02K- Bettine:
Clotho. 5 to 2 and 4 to 5; Anne Elizabeth,
12 to 1 and 4 to 1: Fleurette, 5 to 1 and 8 to 5;
Tom Karl, even and 1 to 2; Bon Yoyaee, 15 to
1 and 5 to 1: May D., 12 to 1 and 3 to 1; Date
John, 8 tn 1 and 2 to 1; Marmont. 40 to 1 and
12 to 1; Tlllle, 40 to 1 and 15 to L
Sixth race, $400, winner to be sold, six fur
lonirs Mv Gyps 93. Larrissey, flpt; Klrsch
92, Stewart, second: Fagot 100, H. Penny,
third. Panhandle 92, Mayor B S3, Thanks
92, Magic 83, Fassotc 92 and Excellenza 83,
also ran. Time, 1:15. Betting: My Gyps, 4
to 1 and 6 taS: Kitsch, 8 to 5 and a to 5; Fagot, .
3 to 1 and 4 to 5; Panhandle. 10 to 1 and 4 to 1;
Mn vnr R. 10 to 1 and S to li Thanks. 20 to 1
and 8 to 1; Maslc, 10 to 1 and 3 to 1: Fassett,
30 to 1 and 10 to 1; Excellenza, 15 to 1 and.
To-Day's Guttenberg Card.
Louisville, Dec. 27. Special. The
following pools were sold here last evening
on the Guttenberg races to-morrow:
First i ace, five-eighth of a mile Sir George
112. $5; Harry Ireland 112, Jamestown 112. $5;
Sbotover 112, Krlkina 109, $10; Trinity 107, $5:
Qnlbbler 102, Elmstone 102, Dr. Helmuth 102,
Prince Howard 102, $10; Elect 102, Saunterer
102, $10: Kerry Gow 97, others, $2 each.
Second race, three-quarters of a mile, sell
inn Mohammed 113, $5; Julia L 109, $5: False
Ahrens 107, $S: Llsmoie 108, alias Fuller 100,
S5; Skadi 100. $10; Harlequin 97, $3; Blghtaway
97: Ada B, 97. others; $2 each.
Third race, four and a naif fnrlones, han
dicap Beldemonia 119, $15; Little Fred 112,
$5; Lester 107, $3; Flattery 103. $: Uncertainty
S8 $2; Sandstone 87, $3: Fidget 84, $2.
Fourth race, one mile, handicap Blltzen
115 $10; Lcllpse lli,$15; Ma Belle 111, $3; Logan
Filth race, one and one-eighth miles, sell
inglack Rose 118. $5: Joe Courtnev 110,
Prince Fortunatns 110, $5; Thorndale 106, $10;
Greenwich 102. $6: Signature 93, Shenandoah
97, $3; Hyaclnthe 97, Headlight 94, others, $2
Sixth race, six and one-half furlongs, sell
ins Bel wood 114, $5; Mabel Glenn 110, $10;
Runnins Bird 103, $6; Hazelhurst 101, $2; Liz
zie McDuff 90, $3; Alma T 90, $2; Panhandle
STILL AFfES C0BBIGAN.
The President or the Boby Track Sues Him
fur 8150,000 Damages.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Special' The case
against Ed Corrigan and the officials of the
Hawthorne track for running a gambling
house was continued to-day by Justice
BradwelL Attorney Hynes was retained
to defend the track officials, but was busy
trying a drainage case and asked that the
Corrigan case should be continued. It was
set for hearing December 30.
On Saturday Alderman Ernest Hummel,
as President of the Eoby track, began suit
for $150,000 damages against Corrigan and
the Evening Journal for libel. In a printed
interview Corrican had said that no mem
ber of the Indiana association had ever
earned an honest dollar. Hummel is Al
derman from the Thirty-lourth ward and is
also President of the South Chicago Brew
ing Company. In running up against him
Corrigan has finally struck an opponent
that will push a case against him to the
end. Special efforts will be made to have
this libel case brought to trial as speedily
as possible, aud as the big crowd of Cor
rigan's enemies are enlisted in the cause
against him the big bully of the turf will
Srobably meet a small portion of his just
eserts at last
A H0ESE EACE TO-DAY.
Two Local Trotters Matched to Trot for
SlOO a Side.
A match was made last evening for what
promises to be an interesting horse race this
afternoon on the road. Mr. Getty's bay
mare, Ina, 2:25, was matched to trot the best
in three beats against Harry N, 2:33, on
Center avenue for $100 a side. James Jones
is to be the judge of the race.
There is a great amount of interest in the
contest as there was considerable money bet
on it last evening. Each party put up a
forfeit The race will start at 2 o'clock and
the distance of each heat will be about a
half a mile. Of course each horse will be
hitched to a sleigh.
Pat Garvey will drive Ina and James
Kerr, qfSewickley, will be behind Harry K.
Ex-Champion Beed Is Ahead.
Erie, Dec. 27. Special. James P.
Beed, of Pittsburg, ex-champion checker
player of the world, is here playing a
series of games with Andrew Webster for a
tournament stake of 5100 a side and 55 a
game for the whole series. The first game
played was a double corner and draw; the
second a switcher and draw; the third, a
"Bristol," was won by Beed, and the
fourth was a switcher and draw.
A COLLEGE GIANT.
Young Harry Robinson, of Tufts, an
traordlnarlly Built Athlete.
Boston, Dec. 27. A comparison of the
recent physicalexaminations of the students
at Tufts and Harvard reveals the somewhat
extraordinary fact that Tufts' strongest man
surpasses Harvard's by some 200 pounds.
The system of examination is the same in
both institutions, Tufts having adopted Dr.
Sargent's method. Harry O. Eobinson is
the young Goliath of Tufts. The test that
he was subjected to consisted of machines
which measure the strength of the grip, the
lifting power of the legs, the strength of tha
back, the strength of the lungs, dipping on
parallel bars, and pulling upon a horizontal
bar. The following is his record: Grip, 126
pounds; expiration, 45.7 pounds; back lift,
25 pounds; leg lift, 924 pounds; dips, 18,
and pulls, 12.
It will be seen that his development is
very symmetrical, aud each part of the
body is far above the average in strength.
Bobinson comes from Bangor and is taking
an engineers course. He is 21 years old,
stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighsonly
168 pounds. To those who see him only in
the ordinary costume he doesnot appear to
be abnormally strong, but in gymnasium
tights his sturdy frame and highly-developed
muscles impress one with his Im
mense strength. The only training he has
xeoeived was on the "Varsity football team,
where he played guard this fall despite his
lack of avoirdupois.
AH0THEB FOOTBALL GAME.
The Pittsbnrgs ana the Wllmerdlngs to Play
Here Next Saturday.
An Association football game will be
played at Exposition Park next Saturday
between the Wilmerding team and the
team of the Pittsburg Club. The Secretary
of the former is of opinion that the Wil
merding can more than hold their own
against the Pittsbnrgs and is anxious for
the contest The game will start at 3
o'clock. It is sure to be an interesting con
test . ,
Secretary Matthews, of the Pittsburg
Club, states that the club's team are ready
to make dates with any of the teams in and
about Pittsburg. The contests, he says,
will onlv be of av friendly kind, the great
object being to develop an interest in foot-
balL This will give any or an tne kuh m
Western Pennsylvania a chance to tackle
the Pittsburgers. Games will only
played on Saturdays.
A Challenge to Bennett
Charles Patterson, who has been out
West several months, has returned to the
city, and left the following challenge at
this office last evening: "I will run Ben
nett, of Homestead, 100 yards and give him
a yard start for 5100 a side. An answer
through The Dispatch will receive at
tention." The Case Continued.
CHICAGO, Dec 27. Special The hear
ing of the cases looking to the suppression
of the Hawthorne race track was to have
taken place to-day. Owing to the absenee
of one ot the attorneys for the defense a
continuance was granted till next week.
General Sporting Notes.
Hoxnox Salisbury thinks Directum, 2:11J,
will lead all the stallions next year.
Plimmeb and McGrath to-night There is
money at this office to bet 2 to 1 on Pllm
mer. Foktt-two trotters have won $3,000 and
over on the turf this past season, and of that
number 20 are 4-year-olds.
Buteh, 2:11, and Regal Wilkes, 2:11. both
sons of Guy Wilkes, will be sold at auction
in New York next month.
Ed Geers and Billy McDonald are work
lnir abont SO horses at the Buffalo, N.Y., cov-
ered track, preparing them for next year's
J Bio Mike SULLrvAir, the Beds' pitcher, is
stndving law in Boston University Law
.School. Sullivan has taken the pledge for
' There is considerable talk of reducing the
weight in cocker npnnlel classes, some of the
reformers advocating a lighter dog by some
lOor 12 pounds.
The New England Kennel Clnb intends to
introduce many new and novel ideas in their
April menu and present indications point
toward a 1,000 dog entry.
The baseball season ran too long In Cali
fornia, and there Is no creat Interest in the
games between Los Angeles and San Jose to
determine the championship.
Hrrs Beckham was knocked out in one
round at the Manhattan Athletic Club's
boxing show. Billy Vernon, the Haver
straw brictmaker, did the business.
The football eame between the Crimson
and Black and Bank Cleiks' teams Monday
was stopped because of the cold. The scoro
was 6 to Otn favor of the B. C's when the
game was stopped.
Ahdt Bowen has resumed training at
Mississippi City. He was disappointed over
the cnanze ot date of his meeting with
Flelden, for he exnected to fill himself
with nuts and Christmas turkey off the
The question of a 'Varsity orew at Colum
bia this yeavis stlllunder consideration, but
the prospects for It are not very brlsht. The
basement under the president's house is be
ing fixed up as a gymnasium for the crew to
Is a letter to a friend in New Tork, Mr.
James Wylle. the champion checker plaver
of the worHl, announces that he will revisit
this country after he complete hl Scotch
.engagements, and make New York his head
quarters. The rowins department of the Staten
Island Athletic Clnb was more lamely pat
ronlzod than any other brunch of athletics
durlnjr the pat season. It is expocteil that
Wnllxce Boss will aaln be the trainer lor
the club next year.
THEOwnerof Sir Bdlvero, Princess Flor
ence and other fine St Bernards Is now In
Europe and may Import another good one
when he return?. Mr. Ilelch can show the
strongest rough St Bernard kennel in the
world to-day. and will make a specialty of
Road racing has received a setbaok in
Scotland owing to some of the contestants
in the Poarce cup race beinz an es ted lor
furious drivlns and blocking the hishway.
The case could not be proven and was dis
missed, but wheelmen around that place are
Very cnary oi roaa racingjust now.
Harvard will have a new launch next sea
son from which her crews will be coached.
Stewart & Blnney will make the design.
The boilers and machinery or the oldlaunch
will be used In the new one. The new launch
will be abont 45 feet on the water lino, and
will be designed with a view to speed.
The Coney Island Jockey Cluo has issued
in hook form the list and particulars of its
stake events for 1893. The guaranteed val
ues of the principal stakes aro thn Subur
ban, $25,000: the Realization, $35,000; the
Great Tidal, $25,000; the Volunteer, the
Double Event and tee Sea and Sound, $10,000
each; the Tidal, $7,500.
President Bcrdett has received partial re
turns from the census, just taken, o! the
Connecticut wheelmen. It is estimated that
there aie 15,000 riders in the State, 8,000 hav
ing been counted, with three counties yet to
be heard from. In Hartford there are 3,200,
and on t of that nnmber only 810 are members
oftheLeaztie. New Haven has 2,800 riders.
In the entire State only 2,667 enjoy the
SNAFSH0T3 AT LOCAL HEWS.
Hesbt FnrxxLPEABX, a druegist, claims
Alberta Davis took some money from his
till. She was locked up.
Mas. W. H. Miller had her husband locked
np yesterday. She claims ho threatened to
kill her white drunk. They live on the
Gexax Mustaxqo was committed to jail
yesterday by Alderman Bichards. Ho is
charged by John Bay with larceny by
bailee and was held -in default of $500 ball
for a hearing to-morrow. Bay alleea that
Mnstango secured a lot or merchandise from
him and then refused to pay for it.
Fnslonlsts Win North Dakota.
BisiiAitoK, N. D., Dec 27. Judge Bose has
decided the famous Seise preolnct case
against the cavasserswho refused to can
vass the returns. It Is held that the board
hanojudiclal authority, and must simply
canvass all the returns regular on their
faces. This gives the Fnsionlsts all three
electors from North Dakota.
THE ICE BICYCLE
At Last Hade to Work, and to
Soon Given a Public Test.
A BROOKLYN BOY DOES THE ACT.
He Goes Fo Fast That He Will Break 111
Eecords for Speed.
CANT KEEP UP WITH TDK PEDALS
rsFseixi, telegram to the piwatcb.1
New Tobk, Dec. 27. The latest thing in
cycling is the bicycle skate, which has just
been inrentcd by a clever young Brooklyn
mechanic, Mike Murphy. The invention
consists simply of the application of a
long-bladed skate to the front wheel of a
safety bicycle, the motive power being
furnished "by the hind wheel, while the
front wheel "remains immovable and glides
along the surface of tha ice.
As yet the young inventor has had little
or no opportunity of testing his invention.
In the few trials he has made with the
machine on the Steamer Pond, a small sheet
of water near the "Willink entranoe to
Prospect Park, he has attained astonishing
speed. In fact, he has gone so last that he
has found it impossible to round the sharp
corners of the pond, owing to the slipping
of the hind wheel.
Good judges who have watched some of
his trials Bay that with smooth ice and a
straightaway course young Murphy could
knock all records for a mile into smither
eens. -They say that Nancy Hanks would
be a quarter of a mile behind in a mile race,
and that Windle's or Johnson's perform
ance would seem slow in comparison to
Murphy's meteor-like flight over the ice
under favorable conditions.
The invention is very simple. The shoe
is fastened to the front wheel by three
clamps, which can be screwed on or oft in a
few moments. Then comes the blade or
skate, which in turn rests on the ice. The
rear wheel is the driving wheel, while the
front wheel, which is used to steer with,
glides over the surface of the ice without
loss of power. There it very little lo3t by
friction, and Murphy says the principal
difficulty he encounters is that he finds it
almost 'impossible to keep up with the
Murphy says that the report that he rode
a mile in 1:33 is all nonsense, "The pond
was not measured and no one timed me,"
It has been suggested that a mile course
be staked off on the Shrewbury river or on
Orange Lake, near Newburg, aud a thor
ough test made of the new machine.
So far, however, nothing has been done.
It is probable that Murphy will make a
public trial of his invention within the next
10 days, and the public will have a chance
to judge its utility. Heretofore inventors
of ice bicycles have gone on an entirely dif
ferent principle, using spikes to prevent
slipping. This, ot course, retarded their
speed, and ice bicycles have never met with
WON WITH HANDS DOWN.
Theodore Hallam Successful in a Peculiar
Law Suit at Cincinnati.
Cincotnati, Dec. 27. Special Theo
dore Hallam, the brilliant attorney of Cov
ington, has just won a case under probably
unprecedented circumstances in the United
States Court before Judge Tafu He repre
sented a man named Howard, who had sued
the Charles Jacobs Cordage Company for
The trial was called, but neither Hallam's
client nor his witnesses appeared. He in
sisted on going ahead and called Jacobs to
the stand. He questioned the defendant so
adroitly that he learned the names of all his
witnesses. These Hallam called and exam
ined so shrewdly that the jury gave his
client the damages asked.
A STEUBENV1LLE SI0WAWA7.
The Little One Takes Refuge on the
Congo From a Drunken Stepfather.
Paekeesbueo, W. Va., Dec. 27.
Special Tommy Malone, a wee bit of
humanity 7 years old, was put of! the
steamer Congo here last night and was
picked up later by the police, apparently
frozen to death. He was restored to con
sciousness and subsequently was able to tell
He said he came from Steubenville as a
stowaway, having run away from his home
there to escape the beatings by a drunken
stepfather. The child had no notion of
where he was going, except that he wanted
to get away. He was taken good care of
and the authorities at Steubenville have
HUNS IN A CHEI3THAS EI0T.
A Man Fatally Stabbed and a Female Peace
maker Badly Cut.
Scbantcw, Dec 27. A deadly Christ
mas riot occurred among Hungarians at the
Northwest colliery near here yesterday.
The men had been celebrating the holiday
with liberal potations, when a general quar
rel broke out.
Frank Crania was stabbed in the back,
the dagger thrust piercing his right lung
and inflicting a fatal wound. A woman
ho tried to separate the belligerents was
also bailly cut. Three of Oganta's country
men, who were the principals in the battle
and who are accused of doing the cutting,
Steubesville The Boyal Gas Company
has ordered gas cut of the Acme Glass
Works and other works, and will reserve
gas for private consumers. This was be
cause of the private patrons kicking because
of the meager supply.
Caston George Offenberger bought his
little son a gun for a Christmas gift. The
little fellow and his sister Bosa, agod 5, had
a tussle for possession of the gun, when It
was dlchargcd. The ball struck her In the
eye. Physicians removed the eye ball.
Mososqahela CiTV Frank Ganoe, mate
of the steamer J. G. Blaine and a resident
of New Geneva, on Saturday evening met
with a tei rlble fall from the hurricane roof
to the deck. 20 feet below, fracturing bis
skull and causing concussion of ,the brain.
Youxqstowh The deal for the purchase
of all the mills and furnaces hero, by a syn
dicate of Now York capitalists, has not yet
been concluded. John A. Logan, Jr., who Is
engineering tho scliemo lor the Eastern
partle, has been In New Torn tho past two
wpnfca. The nrloe agreed unon is $7,000,000.
With the exception of a small amount, the
entire purchase money will be reinvested
here in industrial piauta. increasing tne city
to a population of 100,000 within the next
Pahkebsburo Two dastardly murders
have occurted in Kanawha county within
the past two days. One was committed by
Frank Hopkins, from Cincinnati, his victim
being John Moles, a young man but 18 years
old. Moles and a companion were quarrel
ing over a game of cards, In which HoDklns
was not interested. With scarcely a word
or warning Hopkins started toward Moles,
and, drawing a Kiilfe, nabbed him to the
heart. Moles died in a few minutes. Hop
kins resisted an eat, but was placed behind
the bars. The second murder was on the
highway. For a long time an old urudge
has existed between the Gunoo and Eagles
ton lamilles. On Saturday ntght Thomas
Eggleston, aged 25, was walking along a
lonely road, when Burrell Gunoe, several
years younger, met him, and, after a little
parlev, stabbed him to death. Gunoe has
not been arrested.
Ocean Steamship Arrivals.
Steamer. From. To.
Nordland New York Qneenstown
Ohio Philadelphia (row Head.
Kaiser Wllhelm III.. New York Gibraltar.
Russia ........Near York Llitrd.
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Arrow flies with wlnfl.
Tlrt fl(rures at station Indicate temperature;
next flfcmes Indicate chanjee In temperature: and
flgurs underneath, if any. Indicate amount of rain
fall or melted snow In mindreths of an Inch daring
past 12 hours :T Indicates trace of precipitation;
Isobars, or solid black lines, pass tlirouxb points
of equal pressure; Isotherms, or dotted lines,
btonns generally move from West to East In
atmospheric waves, of which the crests aro
' FOB WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, -WEST VIRGINIA AND OMIO-Fair, Except
light Flurriet of Snow in the Lake Begiaru; Light Northuest mndt; Slightly Colter in the.
-Weathib Coaranoss-Generally fair, cold weather has prevailed during the day
throughout the Mississippi Valley, the Northern and Eastern States, except snow flurries
have fallen in the Lake regions and occasional light snows in the Plateau regions. Bala
or snow has fallen In the southeast. Very low temperatures have prevailed throughout
the Southern States, being generally below freezing throughout the day.
PrrrsBcn Dec CT.-The Local Forecast Official of the Weather Bureau furnishes t e
Babometir S a. v.. 30.18; 2r. M., S0.13; S r.JL, S0.20.
RxLATrvi Humiditt 8 A. M., 76; 2 T. . 70; 8 T. v., 67.
Pbecipitatios nast 21 hours, from 8 r. it, T.
TrsiPEKATtniz-8 a. jr., 16; 12 M., 20: 2 p. JC, 20;
12; average, 17, which is 17" below the normaL
THE FUSE RECORD.
Headquarters, Nicholas county, Ky. The
business section of the village.
Auburn Park (near CTiIcaroJ-TlieAbbot
4 Staver wagon factory damaged $35,000; cov
ered by insurance.
Tresckow, ra. The dwelling occupied by
Mrs. St. Clair. The charred body of the
aged occupant was found in the ruins. '
Pwatonna. Minn. The new music hall of
PHUbnry Academy, which had Just heen
completed throusli the iieneroslty of Hon.
George A. Plllsbury, of Minneapolis.
Crawfordsvllle, Ind. The Orphans Home.
Loss, $28,000; insurance, $3,600. There were
many narrow escapes, some of the children
Deing taken Horn tho building in their
New Brighton, Pa The building occupied
ny Sylvester Belles as a harness shop,01
Harris' corner. Loss on stock, abont $1,100:
in ,n mn no tw o. Harris also suffered a
loss of $300, fully insured.
viiainThn ham. outhuildlnss'. three
head of sheep, two horses, several head of
cows, farming Implement", crops, etc., be
longing to John Sowers. Loss estimated; at
$3,000; Insured. Origin incendiary.
Snowhlll, Ala. Every business house in
town except one. The losers are Hobdy &
Son, J. H. Patton 4 Co., Patterson Brother;,
W. c W. Allbrllton, J. S. Pottlson and E.
B. McElroy. Total loss, $25,000; insurance
Camden, S. C l"Ive stories and a hank
huildlng. Origin, lamp explosion in H. C.
Elliott & Co.'s grocery store. Loss, $50,003,
exceeding insurance, whioh was mainly car
ried by the London and Globe, and Knox
vllle and Pennsylvania companies A snow
storm probably saved a large part or the
Lewistown, Pa. The Coleman House, a
lanre three-storv brlckhnlldlns. with all Its
contents. The Are originated in the restau
raut in tho basement, Los, $15,C0n; insur
ance, $8,000. The guests were compelled to
rush out into the freezing atmosphere clad
onlv In what clothing they could hastily
Galveston. Tex. Tho susar mills, ware
houses and 1,800 barrels of roflned sugar on
the plantation in Fort Bend county, owned
bv Mrs. Narclssa Willis of this citv. Loss,
$250 000. The machinery was of the most
modern, operating on the diffusion proenss.
Fires had been banked early Christmas Day
to enable the hands to enjoy an old-fashioned
holiday, but a fierce Dllzzard swept
down at night scattering the fires and caus
ing the loss. The Chlnn plantation, ownod
by T Brown, of Houston, suffered a similar
disaster. Loss, over $100,000; Dartly insured.
Milwaukee One of the wooden additions
ot the tannery of the Becker Leather Com
pany and all of Conad Bros.' tannery, ad
joiuiiig The main building or the Becker
plant was saved. A plpeman named Thomas
Sullivan was killed by a falling -wall, and
George Blckmann, or the ftie patrol service,
vui suffocated in the Conrad tannery. Jul
ius Huobner, a nieraan, had his back broken
and other firemen were slightly hurt. Loss,
$225,000, or which $100 000 ii on tho Becker
tannery and $25,000 on that or Conrad Bros.';
all well Insured.
8H0ET SIOBIES OF CITY LIES.
Passengers on the West End electrio cars
are clamoring for beat.
Habbx Kbutt while skating yesterday fell
and broke his arm. He lives on Fortieth
The Democrats of the Tenth ward will
hold a suggestion meeting in the Balston
sohool house to-night.
The motor on one of the Birmingham cars
played out last night, and travel was de
layed for a short time.
The Twenty-eighth ward Republicans
nominated ward candidates last evening.
James Blaney and Dayld E. Carle will mn
for school directors.
Air application was filed yesterday for a
transfer of the retail liquor license for No. 1
Union street, First ward, from George Frey
to Charles H. Klrner.
Harry J. Debbebibo, the 15-year-old boy
who was run over by a P., A, & M. electrio
car on Ohio street, Allegheny, on Monday
night, died last night.
A large number of contributions of food,
olotbing and money have been received at
the rooms of the Pittsburg Association lor
the Improvement of the Poor within the
past few days.
Ah explosion of gas at Jonos & LanghHn's
mill, on Second avenue, about 9:30 o'clock
last night, caused an alarm to bo sent In
from box Jt. Tho loss was about $50, and no
one was injured.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
marked "HW and the oval trench, or depres
sion "Low." These waves move Eastward on an
average of 800 mile per day.
High winds, rain or (If cold enouith) snow.Sooth
erly winds, and consequently high temperature,
usually precetfe "Lows" across the country.
When the "Low' 'passes East of a place the wind
changes to North, bringing lower temperature,
clearing skies, and often cold waves and 2uriaen.
The high area brings sunshine.
5 p. it,
21; 8 p. r., 17. Highest, 22; lowest.
RIVER NEWS AND NOTES.
Louisville Items The Stage or 'Water and
the Movements of Boats.
ISPZCIAL TELIGEAMS TO THE DISPATCK.l
Louisville, Dee. 17. Business fair. "Weather
cloudy and warmer. Klver falling, with 4 feet 1
inch on the falls, 5 feet 5 inches In the canal and 9
There Is a great deal of Ice in the river, which
seriously affects navigation. The Carrie Hope left
for Leavenworih. No Evansvllle packet, Depart-nres-For
Cincinnati. Big S-andy: for CarrollKra,
Big Kanawha; for Kentucky river, lallaUty.
What Upper Gauge Show.
WAERES- Klver 0.7 foot. Clear and cold.
Brownsville Eiver 4 feet 9 Inches and sta
tlonarr : clear. Thermometer. 11 at 5 P. M.
Moboantowx Elver Iroicn up. Cloudy. Ther
mometer. 1? at 4 P. M.
The News Prom Below.
Wheeling Blver 2 feet 7 inches stationary and
closed at the head of Wheeling Island. Thermome
CAIKO-Klver 16 feet and falling. Clear and
Sri Louis Blver solid with Ice: gauge. 9 laches;
lowest since 1S58. Slightly warmer.
News From the Blver.
STAGE of water at Davis Island dam, 3 feet.
One or Jutte's empty coal boats is' sunk below
Lock No. 1.
John H. Jones, or Monongahela City, was In
Captain Huohet Gallaoheb, or the Paoiflc,
was in the city yesterday.
The Advance towed the Pacific un to Browns
ville Saturday tt take care or an empty fleet.
The Joseph B. Williams Is hard aground at the
wharf. She will have to be lightened before she
can get off.
THE packets remain tied np. The Andes is laid
up at Parkersburg. and the Keystone State at
The Crescent Is tied up at the Manchester docks ;
the John W. Alles at California, and the Daunt
less at snowy Bock.
Walter Johnstov, formerly chlcr engineer on
the Annie Roberts, Is now acting In that capacity
on the George Shlras. Her retiring engineer 13
THE Coal City, which got stuck at Cable's eddy
on Sunday. Is reported to be In such bad shape that
two 6-inch sjphons have to be kept working con
stantly to prevent her sinking.
Charies DCNBEBOiKis acting temporarily as
'chlefcngtneeronthe Advance In place or Peter
Cooper, who has been absent ror some time owing
to the serious Illness of his wife.
A steamboat and three pumping boats were
working af Jutte's landing yesterday pumping out
Darges and coalhoats. Three of the eoalboats can
not be pumped out and will have to be unloaded.
THE steamer Bescue. owned by Jutte & Co.,
which struck the old aqueduct near the Sixth
street bridge on Monday aiternoon. cutting a hole
in her side 85 feet long, is now in readiness to go on
the docks to be overhauled. All dav yesterday
ship carpenters and pumping boats were hard at
work putting her In shape.
PEOPLE COMING AND G0IRO.
John I Scott, a Frankfort lawyer, who
Is in the city taking depositions In an Im
portant law suit, Joseph McSweeney, of Oil
City and George B. Carr.or TItusville.pnt np
at Newell's last evening.
Joseph Gittings and Homer Jloore leit
last night for Beading, Pa., to attend the
meeting of the State Musical Teaohers
Association at that place.
Homer Moore, Prof. Gittings and Delin
quent Tax Collector Sam Greer were among
the passengers for New York: last evening.
John It Buchanan and wile, of Beaver,
and Miss Ida Burblck, of WellsvUle, -were
guests at the Anderson yesterday.
E. H. Lindsey, of Ohiontown, and A. C.
Brown of Councils ville, are registered at tho
V7. V. Campbell, of St. Clairsville. and
T. T. Andrews, of Tltusvllle, are stopping at
T. "W. H. Davis, of Charlerol, and F. M.
SDidei, ot Bedford, are registered at the St.
Ed. Jackmaa left for Baltimore last
evening tn pay a visit to his little niece.
John McLeod, of Washington, and O. K.
Kennett, of Latrobe, are at the Central.
K. Solomon is in Chicago on a business
trip- He will return in about a week.
Pittsburgers In New York.
New York, Deo. 27. Special. The follow,
ing Pittsburgers are registered at hotels
here: C. Byrnes, E. E. Cotton, Broadway
Central: G. B. Holden. St. Stephens: S. J.
Munson, E. S. Parker, Earle's Hotel; W.Mur
,... nrr .1 Wnodwell. St. James: J. B Sin
ger.' Astor House; C. E. Wrieley, D. B. Clark,
juorton xiouse; jo. x ii. vauuq, w, x. jr.o
and wife. ImDerlal: J. M. Davis, C. Do well
J and wile, Grand Union.
RjssJesw5J5i. : ;
J In the family are more often the result of
i tiitfnlereJairettuntianaost people know. , ,
!PI1 I S famUi, by curing
J , " " Slels, Hedeae, S
nrealc stomMa,iapuna jjlcesuea,
1 : Disordered r.lver, constipation ana
i arising from theio causes.
; ! Covered Trlth s Tutekss Salable CoattBg.
! Of all druggists. Price 25 cents a box.
Is what we give to every cus-
tomer at all "times. We don't
advertise to-day overcoats af
$oc on the dollar or $12 coats
at $6 and to-morrow 50 per
centoff and a premium for car
rying them off. All our goods
are on the square, genuine
and first class in quality. Our
prices are square, too, and al
ways marked as low as the con
ditions of the seasons will per
mit. There's one thingcertain,
that, whatever price goods you
buy from us, you get the same
honest home-made clothing for
which we have built up a na
tiotial reputation. Our stamp
ed repair guarantee accompa
nies every sale to keep in re'
pair, free of charge, any suit
or overcoat costing $10 for
one year. So much for ready
made. In our Tailoring De
partment we are selling off
odd suit patterns, odd overcoat
patterns, odd pants patterns
at very low prices.
Come and get first choice.
954 and 956 Liberty St.,
ABTIST AND PHOTOGBAPHE,
Cabinets, 83 to Wper doxent petite, VS.
erdoaon. Tele hone 1781. BpfrfsVinm
LICENSED UNDER FOSTER'S PATENTS.
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