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EOCHESTER DEMOCRAT ATD CHRONICLE. SATURDAY. JANUARY 2, 1897. 15 PARKER WINS . FROM BARBER fio Trouble in Defeating the Utican at Syracuse. REAKES WAS AT HAND The Local Wrestler W ill go to Buffalo To-Day to Settle Arrangements for His Bout With the Tricky Robert. Bpecla! Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 1. About 300 people saw the wrestling and boxing matinee contests at the magnificent club house of the Syracuse Athletic Association this afternoon. The large tan-bark court of the club-house was arranged with seats in awphith-ater style and most of the audience were club men or their friends. The well-known Syracuse feather-weight, "Billy" Moore, was to have gone on first against "Jack" Dawson, the "Dakota Cyclone," for ten rounds, but the latter failed to appear and Moore sparred with a local fiThtAr. Walter Ilardman. another Syra- r- cusan with something of a record, was to hare appeared with "Joe" Dean, of Buffalo, but Dean did not show up and "Freddy" Warner of this city took his place. Jimmy Lynch, who went ou against Moore in place of Dawson, was nearly frightened to death, and after he had got a hard one from Moore in the second round Referee Henry J. Hughes stopped the bout at the request of the audience. Warner and llardmann sparred five good rounds, but it was only an exhibition contest. Warner showed himself to be very clever, but was in do . condition. llardmann on the contrary looked fit to fight the battle of his life. Honors were about even. The wrestling contest between Harvey Psrker of Rochester and George L. Barber of Utica was the event of the afternoon, and it is doubtful if there has ever been a more brilliant or desperate struggle in Syracuse. The bout was for a purse of $50 and a side bet of the same amount. Farker weighed 1"9 pounds and Barber 170 pounds. Best three out of five falls, catch-as-catch-can style, was to decide the contest, and Parker won in three straight falls. It took five minntes for Parker to secure the first fall, and he got the second in two minutes and five seconds, and the third in one minute and nineteen seconds. Paul McLoud, of Syracuse, refereed the contest. Adam Miller, of Buffalo, was in the audience, but, contrary to expectation, did not challenge the winner. Tarker returned to Rochester last night and said that at his hotel he happened to run across Reakes, who skipped out when he was observed. Reakes had refused to wrestle in Syracuse when Parker wanted him to make a match before the big club, but when articles had been signed for a match in Buffalo, Reakes evidently discovered that the Syracuse A. A. would offer Buffalo clubs would offer nothing, and corresponded with Matchmaker C. K. Huck, or the c. a. a., In regard to holding the match before that organization. It would suit Parker. The latter goes- to Buffalo to-day and . f -r -w i expects to meet MatchmaKer o. r . isrooKH, of the Empire A. C; Eph. Lyon and Walter C. Mason, of the Enquirer and Courier, respectively, who are to select a referee at the Enquirer office at 1 o'clock, to settle matters concerning the bout-Parker was particularly satisfied with the referee of yesterday, Paul J. McLoud, of the S. A. A., himself an amateur heavyweight wrestler of much ability. INTERNATIONAL CRICKET. A Big Project Planned for the Coming Season. New York, Jan. 1. The cricket world is agog over the latest endeavor to popularize the game, increase the skill of its foremost exponents and, incidentally, gain a few victories over John Bull on his own island. The Herald says that news has just been received from London that the project hatched in the inner circle of the council ef the Associated Cricket Clubs of Philadelphia to send a team abroad next season has met with favor in England, and that the visit of a representative team of American willow wielders will be hailed with satisfaction in the home of the game. Fourteen natives of the 6oil will, therefore, set tail for "Merrie England" on May 2Gth, .tnd for two months will battle with the boot the Britishers can place before them. It is now understood that those likely to be selected will be G. S. Patterson, undoubtedly the best all-round cricketer in America, who will probably be asked to act aa captain of the team; J. B. King, the young Belmont man, whose fast bowling has laid low the wickets of many a visiting foreign team; W..W. Noble and F. II. Bohlen, two scientific and fearless batsmen of the old school, who have many times and oft defended their wickets with skill against the attacks of the most ex pert trundlers; I W. Ralston, the king of American wicket keepers: E. W. Clark, Jr., who still preserves the all-round form which made him a power on any team a few years ago; Crawford Coates and A M. Wood, two punishing batsmen, who never fail to take advantage of a loose ball; young P. II. Clark, captain of Harvard, whose first appearance in international cricket last October wag a brilliant suc cess; II. I. Brown, the left-hand bowler. and II. P. Baily, another trundler, who nave both brilliant records against visit ing teams; J. A. Lester and D. II. Adams, the two Haverfjrd College boys who achieved success agsint the English public schools last year; II. II. Brown, another wicket kroner, who would prove an able substitute for Ralston; Lynford Biddle, the great left-hand batsjaan, who is considered the best outfielder in America; E. M. Cre- irar, the young Belmont giant, who has al ways come off when given a trial in international matches, and S. Goodman, the University of Pennsylvania captain, who nas proved himself as good a cricketer as m is a foot-ball player. The material is here for a splendid team. The opposing sids will be strong indeed, lor the English counties will put forth their full strength, amateur and professional, although the visitors will be amateurs exclusively, pure and simple. They iU care nothing for the reputation of their opponents, however; they go to Improve their own play and pick up what hints they can from the play of their op- i-menta, and, while they will strive hard In "Tery instance for victory, none of the pleasure of the games will be marred by defeat. t'' Aleoek, the secretary of the Sur-7 Club, who invariablv proves the guardian angel of -al England's visiting Jmn, has completed the preliminary r-ng,.m(.nts of the tour. He has planned ut a schedule of sixteen games, to occn-J tnree days oaeh, and already he has had wcretaries of the opposing clubs con firm twelve of them. The schedule is aa follows: JuDe 7, 8, 9 At Oxford, vs. Oxford University. Jbne 10, 11, 12 At Manchester, vs. Lancashire. June 14, 15, 16 At Cambridge, vs. Cambridge University. June 17. IS. IS At Brighton, vs. Sussex. June 21, 22, 23 At Lord's, London, va. Middlesex. June 24. 25. 20 Open. June 23, 2"J, 30 At Sheffield, vs. Yorkshire. July 1, 2, 3 At Bournemouth, vs. Hamp- , July 5, 6. 7 Open. July 8, 9. 10 Open. July 12. 1.1. 14 Open. July 15, 10, 17 At Bristol vs. Gloucestershire. July 1!. 20. 21 At Bath, vs. Somerset. July 22. 23, 24 At Lord's, London, vs. Mr.ryleboue C. O. July 20, 27, 28 At Maidstone, vs. Kent. July 25), SO, 31 At the Oval, London, vs. Surrey. The results of these games will be watched for anxiously by the cricketers of America, for they will indicate the improvement in- the game here and the standard of our play. FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF. Representatives of Five Universities Favor a Permanent Organization. New York, Jan. 1. Golf representatives from five colleges met yesterday afternoon in the University Athletic Club to discuss plans for the formation of an intercollegiate golf association. The meeting, while puiely preliminary in character, was unanimously in favor of organizing such an association, and as all of the delegates are practical golfers it may be taken for granted that what they say will meet with approval by their respective college golf teams. The delegates were: W. Bayard Cutting, Jr., and Joseph II. Choate, Jr., representing Harvard; Roderick Terry, Jr., and Amos Pinchot, Yale; L. M. Lawsou and Stuyvesant Morris. Columbia; Louis P. Bayard, Jr., and W. D. Vanderpool, Princeton; J. D. Winson, Jr., and Thomas J. "Orbison, University of Pennsylvania. The Rev. Dr. Roderick Terry was also present and was made temporary chairman, and Joseph Choate, Jr., acted as secretary. As every one had practically the same opinion the discussion was not of a prolonged nature. A resolution was adopted recommending to the different colleges the adoption of a constitution providing for the appointing of an executive committee to arrange an intercollegiate championship tournament, this to be held ajinually, and that it be open to all colleges. A draft of a constitution was drawn up, and it will be presented to the college golf clubs for adoption, if necessary. Then, when definite approval is obtained, another meeting will be held to formally organize the Intercollegiate Golf Association. This meeting will be held before the early spring, as the sentiment of the meeting was to have everything settled before May, so that the first regular intercollegiate golf match could be held during that month. It will undoubtedly be played on the links of the Ardsley Casino. This entire intercollegiate golf question is really the result of the invitation college contest given in November by the Ardsley Casino. Mr. Bayard, one of the Princeton delegates, said the association would surely be formed now. He qualified among the best sixteen golfers in the amateur championship at Shinnecook last July. He is a member of the Baltusrol Golf Club, at Short Hills, N. J., and will play there in the tournament to-day. Mr. Vanderpool, the other Princeton delegate, will also be among the competitors, representing the Morristown Golf Club. R. A. C. AND FLOWER CITYS. Will Play Indoor Ball To-Night at Fitzhugh Hall. The Flower City and R. A. C. teams of the Flower City Indoor Ball League will play a game at Fitzhugh hall ,this evening. The teams are first and second respectively in this league and a good game may be looked for. The following U the batting order: Flour City Gibbroeck, 3 b.; McGrady, .. s.: Martens, p.; Martin, 1. f.; Brinkcr, r. f.; Norris, 1 b.; Frank, 2 b.; Pope, c; Weidman. r. f. R. A. C Gill. 2 b.; Fay, s. s.; Ford, c; Courneen, 1. f.; Morse, 1 b.; Erhardt, 3 b.; Nolan, c. f.; Johnson, r. f.; Martin, p. CHECKERS CHAMPIONSHIP. H. B. Reynolds Brings it From Buffalo to Rochester. Epeclal Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle Medina, Jan. 1. Rochester won the checkers championship for v ester n New Y'ork to-day. James Bradley of Buffalo un til to-day held the title, losing to H. B. Reynolds of Rochester in a series of games played here for the championship liefore the Medina Checker Club and a good-sized audience. Friends of Bradley say that he did not play in his usual form, but be that as it may Reynolds put up some wonderful games. A POOL MATCH. Fred Tallmaa WiU Play H. Campbell at La Force's. To-morrow evening a pool match will take place at La Force's parlors at No. C12 North Clii'ton street, when. Fred M. Tallman, a local pool expert, will play a match game of continuous pool with H. Campbell, for a purse of $25. Tallman is to play two hundred balls, while Campbell plays one hundred. The gbine will be called at 8 o'clock. Newport Cyclers Kept Open House. The Newport Cycle Club kept open house all day yesterday and last evening at the club house. No. 47 Concord avenue, when the members received visits from members of various other clubs of the city, and their friends. The doors were literally thrown wide open, and every one was made welcome. Sporting Paragraphs. Mayor Wurster of Brooklyn ha revoked the license of the Greater New York A. C. on the grounds that the boxers fought, Jack McDonough is around again without a scratch, and declares that Baty would not have defeated him in their bout before the West Side Central A. C. of Thursday evening. He stated that he is very sorry the floor broke through, and that he was strong in the sixth and would never have gone down lefore the Buffalo fighter. He says he will make another match with Baty and will meet him before the proposed Rienzi Athletic Club as soon as the incorporation papers of the club are received. This club will hold forth at the Old Genesee Falls theater. If two tart apples are peeled and chopped fine, then mixed with stuffing intended for a roast duck, gooao, or fresb ham, it will be foukd a great improvement. ROCHESTER WON AUD0B0N TROPHY Out Shot Competitors at the Buffalo Contest. Buffalo, Jan. 1. The Rochester Rod and Guu Club team won the handsome trophy offered by the Audubon Club of this city at its shoot to-day. Two of the team made a clean string while Sam. Glover dropped one. Their nearest opponents were the Audubon with 41 killed. The same programme will be repeated to-morrow excepting the team shoot, and it is probable that the Rochester gunners will remain over to compete. The rest of the day was occupied with sweepsrtakes, in which the visitors held their own against other competitors. Team shoot scores: Rochester Glover, 14; Byer, 13; Myers, 13: total, 44. Buffalo, Audubons Burkhardt, 14; Kel-soy, 12; Hammond, 15; total, 41. The other teams competing made considerably smaller scores. HARVARD WON. For, the Third Successive Time Intercollegiate Chess Champion. New York, Jan. 1. Harvard won the intercollegiate chess championship for the third time in succession, as her score of eight wins cannot now be equaled by any of the other college teams in this tournament. To-day's results were as follows: Parker Columbia) beat Murdoek (Yale);Young (Princeton) leat Ryder (Harvard); Price (Columbia) beat Sehlbach (Yale); Southard (Harvard) beat Seymour (Princeton). Following is the record of the tournament so far: Harvard won 8, lost 2; Yale won 4, lost 6; Princeton won 4, lost 0; Columbia won 4, lost U. Waller Leads. Washington, Jan. 1. The score In the six days' international bicycle race at the close of the fifth day stood as follows: Riders. Miles. Laps. Waller .. . . MaCdox . , Asbinger ... Hunter ... .. l:mou ... . . ......., 7:10 7.;o 7.50 . 72S 728 Forster .. .. 727 1 To-Night's Games at the Arsenal. In the Indoor Base Ball League game at the arsenal to-night the contesting teams will be the Lake View and Naval Receives. AN OLD CASE RECALLED. Admissions That May Lead to Proceedings tor a Divorce. The case of Edward McBride, the man who was axrested on Saturday, June Gin, by Detective O'Laughlin, on a charge of criminal aauit on Laura Cole, a girl under 1G years of age, and who was rvlea&cd on $1,000 bail to await the action of the grand jury, was recalled yesterday when a lawyer from Toronto, Can., arrived iu the city, investigating the case. It will be remembered that McBride stated that he would gladly marry the girl, if it were not for the fact that h had a wife already, who resided in Canada. The case gained publicity in the wwispapers at the time, and came to the attention of Mm. McBride. It is stated that she will ek a divorce as soon as her rights in the courts of the United States can be established. Has Returned to His Duties. Rev. Father Oberholzer, of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, has again returned to his pastoral duties after an ulwenee of several weeks occasioned by a cataract ia Lis eye. A surgical operation was necessary for the removal of the ohst ruction. Father Oberholzer w very popular with his congregation, and there b geitt ral rejoicing at his recovery and return to his flock. STUDIES IN EARTHQUAKES. Lecture on " Unfelt Movements of the Earth's Crust." London News. At the London Institution last night Professor Johu Milne delivered a lecture on "Unfelt Movements of the Earth's Crust." The lecturer commenced by saying that he had spent twenty years of his life in Japan, a country which wan remarkable amongst other things for its earthquakes. As a rule they amounted to about 300 a year, but for the last eight or nine years they had reached about 1,000 annually, or three a day. These earthquakes made their effects felt in all quarters of the world. He had an instrument at his residence in the lle of Wight from which he picked up messages from distant lands, including Japan. Only recently he knew there had been an earthquake there from the indication of his instrument, nnd when the mail came to hand he found that the only mistake he had made was by putting the event one minute earlier than the survivors reckoned it at. They could learn a great deal from earthquakes, and there ought to be a girdle of observing stations around the world. Professor Milne went on to describe the nature of the interior of the earth as far as it has been ascertained. The earth was very rigid, and if it was not so it would be pulled about in the same was as is the ocean, in order to provide the tides. It was very heavy and the weight increased with the depth. Inside it was hot, and they knew that in crater, etc., the heat would fuse rocks. In every part of the world the deeper they went the greater would they find the heat. The lecturer proceeded to describe diurnal motions of the earth, tremors, pulsations, etc., and, reverting to the subj-t of earthquakes, said that many of them which occurred in the depths of the sea produced unfelt movements on dry land. Until we had proper observatories, it would be impossible to locate these submarine disturbances. In Japan there were 007 observatories, and minute records and maps were made of every earthquake which occurred. Professor Milne then displayed an interesting (series of photographs and apparatus, etc., for recording earthquakes, and incidentally olserved that pheasants were excellent indicators of a coming disturbance, while geese were "pretty good." The scientific explanation of the cackling of the geese which saved the Roman eapltol was that tbry felt "the preliminary tremors" caused by the advancing enemy. Dogs were useless as earthquake inlicators, but horses would kick in their wtables. AVhen a blow was. etruok on one side of the globe it set the whole of the earth and the buildings upon, it in a move; but there were some movements incapable of explanation at present. A series of views illustrative of the dir effects of earthquakes and volcanic explosions in Japan followed. The lecturer stated that the result of scientific observations in that country was that an earthquake which a few years ago would have done damage to the extent of $.10,000,000 would now only cost $5,000. They had learnt among other things how to construct earthquake-proof houses. A BANQUET OF THE PROHIBITIONISTS Leading Members of the Party at the Powers. NON-POLITICAL GUESTS Many Women Were Present and One Responded to a Toast Points of Difference From the Ordinary Banquet. The Prohibition party of New York state proposes to jump from about 17,000 votes polled by it last full to a round 100,-000 next fall, and the leaders started right here in Rochester on the very first day of the year to secure that result. The leaders of the party from all over the state, and some from beyond the confines of the commonwealth, were in the city yesterday and last evening. The programme of the day began with a prayer and consecration service early in the afternoon in Royal Arcanum hall, on South St. Paul street, and later in the afternoon a conference of workers was presided over by State Chairman Dr. M. Downing at the same place. The grand event of the occasion, however, was a banquet in the dining rooms of the Powers hotel in the evening. It was a well-attended and a well-managed banquet and greatly enjoyed, albeit the cut-glass caraffes contained nothing but sparkling Hemlock, and they were freely passed. There were over three hundred guests present, the balance beiug very evenly maintained between the sexes. The tables were not crowded, as is sometimes the case, and a general air of comfort pervaded the assemblage. A portion of the ladies retained their headcoverings, and about an equal number removed thom before entering the hall. The ladies readily accommodated themselves to so much of the usual banquet environment as was displayed, and when the bill of fare bad been discussed, they readily fell into easy attitudes best calculated to aid digestion and render it easy for them to see and hear all that was going on. It was 8 o'clock before the members of the party filed into the dining hall, and the next two hours were devoted to a discussion of the good things hinted at in the following menu: Blue Toints. j Celery. Sliced Tomatoes. Creaui of Chicken Soup. Kadlshes. .-Baked Bluelisu. Brown Sauce. Potatoes, an Gratia. Tickles. Mangoes. Konst Turkey, Cranberry Sauce. Sweet Potatoes. Quail Bnrde. an Cresson. Fried Hominy. Sweetbreads, (ireen Teas. Chicken Salad. Neapolitan Ice Crenm. Charlotte Kusse. Assorted Cake. Fruit. . Coffee, Crackers and Cheese. Divine blessing wo invoked by Rev. T. J.-Iiinsell and Rev. Ward D. Piatt of the Monroe Avenue Methodist Church v.as the very effective toastmaster. It must be mentioned In passing that the attendance at tl e festive Inward was not by nny means limited to the members of the Prohibition party, invitations having been sent out to a selected list of names, the owners of which the leaders of the party deHired to enlist iu the movement. The speaking was enlivened by music rendered by the Silver Lake Quartette. The first toast, "The Prohibition Party," was responded to by Samuel Dickie, who was greeted with the Chautauqua salute. Mr. Dickie is chairman of the national committee of the Prohibition party and Is the mayor of the city of Albion, Michigan, having been elected to the office upon a Prohibition ticket. He is a man iu the prime of life with iron gray hair, a flowing blonde rnoriHtache. fine voice and good pre-euce. He had but twenty minutes iu which to tulk before leaving to take a train for home, but he crowded a great deal of straight-out prohibition into that twenty minutes. He said among other things: . "I propose to ask and answer In the short time at my disposal 'Why a Prohibition partyV If I were here to-night as some of you are, as a Democrat or a Republican, I should insist upon four points being made plain to me. We ought to be able to make those points plain. First, we ought to be able to show that the issue i large enough to warrant political action; second, we should be able to make it plain that this large issue is of a political nature: third, we ought to be able to state that neither of the great parties are competent to solve the question: fourth, that there is no other great question before the people more important and which would be jeopardized by the settlement of this. "The question is large in every particular which goes to make a great political Lssue. It is the largest moral question in American politics. It is the largest financial problem before the people. It involves more to the farmer, the workingman and the business man than any other. We spend for drink as a nation the enormous sum of a billion of dollars annually, directly. Ask yourself what it would mean if thin money was used for building houses; for food, for clothing, etc., or if expended for the honest fruits of toil. There would be no enforced idleness. The silver issue was of considerable magnitude and I would not belittle it, but the amount spent in this country annually for drink, would pay at the rate of $1.21) per ounce for all the silver mined in all of the states of the Union during the last eighteen years. The drink bill of the year closed at 12 o'clock last night would purchase at the present market rates all of the silver mined in this country during the last forty years. "The issue is clearly of a political character," and the speaker illustrated his second point by a 6tory iu which a friend of his said that he was opposed to the liquor traffic as he was also to horse stealing, but that he did not think the one demanded an opposition party any more than the other. Mr. Dickie contended that if the horse thieves organized iuto state and national associations and influenced legislation, it would bo necessary to organize an anti-hors stealing party. In regard to his third point he said: "Neither the Democratic or the Republican party can do the job we want done. I am what I am not. from choice, but from sheer necessity. There are good men in both the Democratic and the Republican parties, but they are good men where no good man has any business to be; good men where good men are at a disadvantage. We have no hope except that we build upon good Democrats and good Republicans. The good and the bad of those parties are united into thoroughly corrupt organizations. The organizations are in the hnnds of the minority. When I study the Raines law of your state I find that the bad minority has landed the whole organization in degradation." Mr. Dickie was compelled to leave for the station without entering upon the consideration of his fourth point, but he left his hearers in excellent humor. Chairman Howard of the arrangement committee leading the assemblage in: "What's the matter with Dickie?" "He's all right." Toastmaster Piatt, who had refrained from the usual introductory remarks owing to the shortness of the time at the disposal of Mr. Dickie, here took occasion to say that under ordinary circumstances he would have led off the speaking with. lie gave expression to his pleasure over the fact that a minister could now preach prohibition and still be considered wholly within his rights, and this, in his estimation, was an evidence that the world still moves. He continued, in part: "This party is something of a veteran organization, as it will be twenty-five years next summer since the first prohibition national convention was held. The party will continue until all temperance sentiment is merged into it. There was never so much temperance sentiment as there is to-night." Chairman C. N. Howard, of the arrangement committee, was Dext introduced to read the regrets which had been received, ard he was greeted with applause, which he very modestly credited to the writer of the first letter read, of whom he said, "she is in every way worthy of your applause." The letter is from Miss Frances E. Wil-lard, who writes as follows: C. N. Howard. Esq.: Dear Brother: In reply .o your courteous reqirest that I should seud a brief message to the Prohibition bunquet on New Year's eve, let mo say that when a great expert like the Hon. Carroll 1. Wright states in bis official report that " Every doilur received iu revenue from the liquor trutlie costs the government twenty-one dollars," every thinking person must admit that the issue of the Nation versus 'the Liquor Trittic is the "living issue." When the premier of Canada promises to submit the question of license or prohibition to the people throughout the Dominion (that question having already been submitted to the provinces separately and prohibition having won), we may say with our good brother Jasper of Virginia, " The world do move." and when the house of representatives with but seven dissenting votes passes a law to banish the sale of Intoxicants for beverage purpose from the capitol iu Washington we may congratulate ourselves that progress is being made. I believe our much despised party is set " for a witness to the people," and that when we are gone this will be the verdict of history. We belong to those who are born " to wrestle not to reign." But that is no misfor-ture. It rejoices my heart to read of the recent barouet at Poughkcepsie, nnd I wish to send greetings and high appreciation to onr honored brother. W. W. Smith, who made such an inspiring reunion possible. 1 do not see why he may not be splendid " presidential timber " for nineteen hundred provided always that he is a woman suffragist ! Lelieve me. Yours iu the faith and "in for the war." FRANCES E. WILLAHD. The reference in the letter to Mr. Smith, who sat beside the rentier, was received with approval, and Mr. Howard announced that he answered all of the requirements. The next letter was denominated "A Message from Washington," and was from Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage. It read: Washington, D. C, Dec. D, P?Q6. Dear Brother Howard: Tour invitation to the banquet at ltoouester is received. I thank you for the honor and the offered opportunity. My engagements elsewhere make it impossible for me. to come. I have already promised more than I ought. - Wishing you may have a great and successful occasion. Yours, etc.. T. DE WITT TALMAGE. Joshua Levering, the late candidate of the Prohibition party for president, sent greetings as follows: Baltimore. Dec. 22, 1635. C. N. Howard, Chairman, Rochester. N. Y.: My Dear P.rother: It certainly rejoices my heart to see the way the Prohibitionists of the country, undauuted by the decreased vote In November, are gathering themuelves together for t renewed attack ou that stronghold of evil, the legalized saloon, with a Ut-termiuatlon to continue the fight until victory crowns. Personally I fed quite assured, that our party is stronger, in better shape, and occupies a higher vantage grouud before tbe country to-day than ever before. It has only to pursue speedily and persistently the pathway marked out by the Pittsburg convention to achieve, success. I am pleased to note that our Boohester friends, following the great Pontcnkeepsie treetinK, propose to hate a conference uud banquet on New Year's Day. aud beg to tbnuk you for the kind invitation tendered me to participate In these meetings, but nm reluctantly compelled to decline. I remember with great 1 leasuro my visit to Uochester in September last, aud the frieudshlps formed on that occasion. Yours sincerely, JOSHUA LEVERING. Hale Johnson was referred to by Mr. Howard as one who came to the Pittsburg national convention with the cry of "free silver or bust," but who remained loyal to the party wheu others forsook it. His letter was as follows: Newton, 111., Dec. 2S. 1S9C. C. NT. Howard, Esq.. Rochester, N. Y.: Dear Sir: Your kind letter to hand Inviting me to be present at your banquet on the 1st of January. In this case, distance does not lend t-uchantment to the view, for I would very much enjoy being with you. 1 cannot tell you how much eucouratted I have been by the ai-tion of the Prohibltonists of the Empire state, and I hope we will noon fall In line in Illinois and keep step to the music. For my part I have a settled determination that outside of the duties I owe to my family, my entire energies shall be devoted to fighting the liquor traffic. We may not succeed in my lifetime but that makes no difference. I have quit figuring on results and only care to get In a ;ick wherever and whenever I can. Everything tends to confirm me in my opinion that we will not have any better conditions than now exist until the people are willing to do riht aud abolish this greatest of all Iniquities. Give my heartiest con-Kratnlations to the Prohibitionists at your banquet uud assure tbeui that I will be with them lu spirit If not in person. With kindest recollections of our very pleasant meeting at WUIiamsport nnd hoping that it will not be the last, I remain Yours for prohibition that prohibits, HALE JOHNSON. John Hipp, the chairman of the state committee of Illinois, is evidently a favorite with the members of his party, for his message was received with cheers. It was: Denver, Colo., Dec. 29. 1S11. Mr. C. N. Howard, 4 Mason street, Rochester, N. Y.: Dear Brother: Your kind Invitation to attend your banquet is at band and notbiug but poverty, press of business. Illness iu my family, nnd distance prevents my acceptance. I am with you heart and soul. In spirit, ami hope you will have a good time. My word ot greeting to you would be, 'iu the name of God, ameu, the saloon must go." This, I think makes the best Prohibition platform I ever snw, and both broad and narrow gauge, gold buns and fne silver men, high tariff men and advocates of free trade cuu all stand on It. In discussing the vote of '!Ki, I think we should consider not how lnrge a vote did we poll on a siugle Issue plank, but bow small a vote would we have polled with a Prohibition platform such as was proposed by us Western delegates at Pittsburg. The Prohibitionists of Colorado are convinced of the wisdom of the single issue and that they will unite on that platform when we meet iu 1UO0. Ia the meantime let us see that not a cent of our money supports any preacher or church pnt-er that does not support the Prohibition party spelled with a big "P." VVishlug God's blessing upou you and the cause, I remain, Yours for the war and victory. JOHN HIPP. Rev. Albert Evans, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, responded in a ten-minute speech to the toast, "The Church and the Saloon." He stated that in the communication sent to him he was requested to speak on the "Church and the Liquor Traffic," and he preferred to speak on those words, as he thought that the use of the word saloon had a tendency to narrow the issue unduly; that the word did not express the full scope of the question. He understood the church to mean all the members of the Christian churches and all of the disciples of Christ. He referred to the power of the law in dealing with murderers, and its weakness in coping with the liquor element. He said that the liquor traffic was paralyzing the arms of those who endeavored to be faithful in office. The Prohibitionists and the church should awnke the consciences of this Christian nation, and that the question was I paramount There was a moral issue in the last campaign, and it had stirred up the people to take moral issues into politics. Rev. F. P. Arthur, pastor of the Church of Christ, spoke on "Young People's Societies and the Liquor Tratfic." He said that it is easier to knock a man down than to save his soul, and it was this fact which , made the prohibition question a trying one in its operation among the people at large. He said that the Christian Eudeavorers, 1 the Epworth Leaguers, the Westminster j Leaguers and the members of the Baptist Union, knew no greater question; no greater war to wage, and no greater glory to win. The young people's societies were ready, and this was evidenced that no meetings excited more interest than the good citizenship rallies. He wished that the fathers and mothers were as ready as j the young people, and closed by saying that the young people's societies were here to stay, that prohibition was here to stay and that they were in effect identical. The hit of the evening was made by Frances Hamilton Graham, of Lockport, whojs the musical director of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union. She is a graceful speaker, of pleasing address, and quite captivated her hearers by her response to the toast, "Our Allies," which is herewith given in full: Ia what I shall say iu response to this toast I wish to be understood as speaking lor myself, that is, my own sentiments, and not In any wise as having authority to represent the great organization of which I am au huiublo member. At the same time I feel justified In saying that I believe I voice the mind of a great majority of the white ribboners of the Empire state wheu 1 say that I believe in aud have faith in, the Prohibition party, and am glad and proud to be known as one of its allies. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union was born of opposition to the liquor traffic and love for the victims of that traffic. One of the principal reasons for its continued existence to-day, is the desire of the Christian women of the land to free the race from the rule and ruin of strong drink. Our demand to-day is as it has always beeu for the prohibition of the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol in all its forms, us a beverage. Our rule of life Is total abstinence from all that can intoxicate, aud ou these two lines there can be no variableness or shadow of turning. Promises of "cordial sympathy," "a wise use of the means l est adapted," "a hearty support of wise and well directed efforts" count lor nothiug with 113. We demand the annihilation of the liquor traffic. Any one can uuderstaud that, for it has no uncertain sound. It ueeds no explanation; there's 110 chance for any dispute as to what it means. To use a mercantile expression it's "straight goods," and I might add, "yard wide and warranted not to shrink." Wo believe that this object can soonest and most surely be gained through a political party pledged to prohibition; strong enough to crystallze its pledge into law and honest enough to enforce the law after it Is euacted. Is such a party possible? Yes, I believe it Is. I believe that if the meu who are constantly saying, "I am Just as good a temperance mau as you are," would prove what they say by their votes, that, while they would not be a majority they would give prohibition such a push to the front, that the day of final victory could not be much longer delayed. The position of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union being uucompromising hostility to the liquor traffic, the Prohibition party being the only party that is opposed to the mm power, it logically follows that we are just as naturally allies of the Prohibition imrty, as are fresh air and pure water allies of uood health. I believe the white ribbon women of New York state have no desire to enter Into a flirtation with the political parties that have, time after time, discredited their utterances on the temperance questlou, aud would now doubtless be glad to repeat the same tactics ou a different Hue. Honest political action In the old parties has become well nigh Impossible, because the saloon influence predominates in these parties, and we well know that influence to be the deadly enemy of any thing that id honest, and an honest politician iu either of the old parties, is at once, by that influence, placed on the retired list. The saloou influence muzzles the pulpit. It debauches the nress. it sits ill hl''Q u laces In our educational system, aud there Is even a suspicion that some of the great societies, auxiliary to the church, are not eutirely free from It. Against all of this, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union utters Its solemn protest. It demands honest politicians, an Independent pulpit aud au uutrammeled press. It demands purity in heart aud life, in the home and in the state. It demands that the children of this great commonwealth may be taupht, nay that they shall be taucht. lu the public schools and at public expense, The truth in regard to alcohol, tobacco aud other poisons. So far as my limited information goes, only the Prohibition party has seconded these demands, so naturally we are the allies of the Prohibition, party. All throui.il the body politic the Woman's Christian Temperance Union is making itself felt. It Is to-day a power lu the state of New York that politicians cannot entirely ignore. Thus, the Prohibition party cannot afford to lose their allies of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union any more than we can afford to dispense with the help of our allies the men who through evil and through good report have stood by their colors, and de-mi niied the annihilation of the liquor traflic. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union as au organized body asks for the ballot for woman, but I believe that this Is desired not as an end, hut as a means of helping to accomplish a purpose upon which our hearts a re set. I believe that our women in this state are wise enough to know that there Is nbsoluteiv 1 no hope or likelihood of ever having this menus placed in their hands by a political party which treats the whole matter us a bis joke, find whose every action must be, in a measure at least, acceptable to the liquor power. I was asked to respond to the sentiment. "Our Allies the W. C. T. V.," and I say to you, God speed our allies of the Prohibition party in the graud work of freeing thls.the best country the sun ever shone upon. , from the rule of King Alcohol, and let all the . people say Amen. j The lady speaker interrupted the applause which followed her remarks, by a wave of her hand, and then rendered a song appropriate to the occasion in a cio:u rich voice without accompaniment a:id nothing but the lateness of the hour and the claims of the remaining speakers prevented the audience from insisting upou repetition of the song. George R. Varney was listed to speak upon "The Relations of Educated Young Men and the Saloon," but he was unab!e to be present. The next speaker was W. W. Smith, of Poughkeepsie, and the late candidate of the party for governor. Mr. Smith, at a conference which was recently held at his home city, banqueted all of the delegates, and donated $5,(XH) of a total of $12,000 which was subscribed iu twelve minutes time toward securing the much desired 100,000 votes next fall. He was the guest of honor last evening, and was called upon, although his name was not ou the programme. He is an elderly man with a fresh complexion, closely trimmed gray whiskers aud no moustache, resembling the ideal Methodist minister of fifty years ago, although somewhat more portly, lie talked iu an easy conversational style, and occupied a few minutes in light badinage, gradually drifting into a serious discussion of the subject which was very plainly next his heart. lie referred to thost? about him as "My brothers" in a fraternal tone which was very effective. He said that the prohibition question was a question of manhood, and that manhood was better than a sheep with the wool on it; better than all of the silver in the country, and more important than the taiiff; that those latter were purely business matters and he expressed surprise that they should be put up against the saloon. The last speaker was one of the best of the evening. He was Rev. C. II. Mead, of New York, state organizer of the party. He is a rather large man of good address, quite bald aud wearing black whiskers and moustache both tinged with grey. lie riveted the attention of his hearers by a display of dry humor which was very r-freshing after the seriousness of the preceding speakers, and after working up his auditors to a pitch of high good humor he poured into them a red-hot prohibition broadside, calculated to win over to the psrty the persons present who, while they were known to sympathize with the objects of the party, were somewhat loth to join in with them in their present method ot procedure. Music by the Silver Lake Quartette closed the affair in time to permit all to catch late cars. Among the guests present were: State Chairman Downing and Mrs. Downing, roughkeepsie; State Treasurer William R. Hunt, Llmira; State Secretary W. P. Ferguson, Utica; W. E. Booth, Geneseo; Dr. J. C. Hartinan, Albion; Professor Dailey, Fredonia; A. A. Hopkins, llarriman, Tenn.; George Chambers aud Rev. 11. P. Ross, Owego; Miss Mary Anthony, Brockett II. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Z. H. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Fish, Virgil Graham, Dr. Filkins, Rev. E. Morse, W. T. Taylor, Henrietta; Arthur Tooey, Srockport; W. M. Newman, W. 11. Jewells, N. W. Crowell, Hir:im II. Hunt, Fairport; Rev. V. A. Sage, Clifton Springs; Edwin Palmer, B. F. Butler, Fairport; Dr. F. A. Post, Clifton Springs; Julius Will-rup, Mr. and Mrs. Willis II. Coon, Mrs. N. S. Maur, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Reynolds, A. A. Hopkins, Rev. F. P. Arthur, Rev. Albert Evans, Rev. O. C. Poland, Rev. C. P. Coir, Rev. L. T. Foote, Rev. C. A. Barbour, Rev. I. N. Dolby, Rev. Mr. Squires and daughter, George Thayer, Mr. and Mr9. II. B. Graves, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Graves, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Bettys, Mr. and Mrs. .7. II'. Sager, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Vickeuy, Mr. and Mrs. Barto, C. W. Gray, L. L. Ilerrick, E. Marvin, Mr. nnd Mrs. B. C. Montgomery, John Hall, T. A. Gorni-ly, Lyman Hough, Abrani Cole, South Greece; G. N. Crosby, B. R. Palmer. The committee in charge of the festivities was composed of the following named, aud their efforts to conduct a pleasurable banquet on the unusual lines necessary to a prohibition function were crowned with gratifying success: C. N. Howard, Wil-lard G. Rich, F. II. Bettys, B. C. Montgomery, Rev. L. T. Foote, W. E. DeCue. GAUGES-WILLIAMS At St Bridget's Church. Thursday, December 31, 1;;K;, at 4 P. M.. by Rev. Father Eethlahein, Andrew Carges and Elizabeth Williams, both of this city. The bridesmaid was Itons Williams, sister of the bride, and the best man. Augustus Carges, of Bro kport, brother of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Carges will reside in this city. BEDWIN- BEGSWOKTH On New Year's La; , bv the Rev. Mr. Pattison, H. Maud Bedwiu, to Dr. John Scgs worth Jr. of Wilmette, 111. DIED. ENGLISH In this city. Thursday, December 31, l!xi, at her late residence, 0 East park, Mrs. Irene E. Engl.sb, aged 71 years and 10 mot th. Funeral from the house Saturday afteruoou st 2:30 o'clock. HURD At Favetteville, N. Wednesday T.if-e. ;SU. 196, Julia II. Hurd, of this city, wido- of tue late Dr. UeorKe '. Hurd, aged 88 y a. -4. Fuueral services at Fayetteville, Januarys, at 2 o'clock. tIABBETT In this city, Friday, January 1, 1307, Cora A. Mabbett. Funeral from the family residence, 41Tre- mont street, Monday, January 4, 1SS7. DOUGLASS At l!oouviile, N. Y.,Januarv 1, ls'J7, Lula Hill, wife of Dr. J. W. Doug'x , She was a dauirhter of Gen. J. A. Hill, ai'-l leaves besides her pureuts, two sisters, Mrs W. W. Clark of Way land, Mrs. M. V. Gregg, U r. merly of thiscity, and two brothers, Geurg. j: . and John Hill. RICKAED In this city, Friday, January 1. Vf;, at the family residence, 4t Huineyn btl-i t, Robert Rickard, asfed 70 years. Funeral will take place Monday morning ,t 8:30 o'clock, from the house, aud at 9 o'cloi s, from St. Patrick's Cathedral. HOYT In this city, January 1. 1S97. at N 2S6 Monroe avenue, Adelia A., widow r,f A. J. Hoyt. aged 70 years. 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