The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 26, 1894 · Page 4
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THE PHILADELPHIA MORNING NOVmiBEK 26, 1894. ALL THE WHY FAIR HARVARD LOST THE GAME! SHE PLAYtD THE BETTER GAME, HIT DIDN'T HAVE THE LICK. ' VIEWS OF PEXNSYLVAX I AXS They H ere Astonlsltetl at tlie Rank 1 Decisions of tlie Referee The i Stretcher on the Field riml tlie j ' "ew Rolen It Wits a Very Roaeh j (ante. 1 The result of the big football match at Springfield on Saturday- was most unsatisfactory. Impartial critics are of the opinion that the better team was beaten and that if Harvard had .anything like the luck of Yale she would have won by a creditable score. The crimson went on the field with three of her best men crippled and her gallant captain a spectator of the match from the side lines. Her backs . were soon made up entirely - of substitutes, but even handicapped as she was, a critical analysis of the detailed plays will show that she advanced the ball nearly- twice the number of yards her rival did. Yale's first touchdown was made by Stillman on a blocked kick, and was entirely the result of a fluke, and her second was gained in almost a similar manner. Fairchild punted poorly and the ball going out of bounds, Yale got it within ten yards of the Harvard goal. On the next line-up. Umpire Moffat t, who never saw holding except in the crimson line, detected a breach of the rules in this instance, and gave Yale half the distance to the goal line. With this being the first down, it was a comparatively easy matter for the blue to carry it over the line. It is safe to say that none of the three men who officiated in Saturday's game will ever again act in a match in which Harvard figures. Cambridge men are true sportsmen and do not openly charge unfairness, but they want no more such ruling. Harvard's touchdown was made by the cleanest kind of football. Her men plowed their way from the 1 .-l . 1 T . . r i . . l .-i : v. . . 1 . . u n ijmuuh: ui luc litrm I igut lui uukH lilt Yale line and took the ball behind the goal. No fluke kick figured in this touchdown, it was earned fairly by hard playing. It did not produce a goal, as the Yale forwards interfered with Wrenn in attempting to catch the punt for a goal try and he dropped the ball. The referee decided that such a play was all right and that the blue was on side. The Pennsylvania men who witnessed the rules being interpreted in this manner. Where Harvard suffered the most was in - not being allowed the beautiful field goal Fairchild dropped at the close of the game. Had the time . been a few minutes longer she would certainly have made a . touchdown. As it was the ball was passed back for a drop kick, and after" it had left the full-back's foot and was just going over the cross bar Linesman Pratt called time and Referee Bo-vaird refused to allow the goal. Here is a point which the rules are not clear upon, but in all former matches time has always been called when the ball was down. Harvard was thus beaten out of five points. The frenzied crowd of Harvard supporters instantly swarmed over the field, surrounding Bovaird, and it was as much as six big Boston po- licemen could do to get the badly-scared referee out of danger. Harry Mac-key, the ex-Pennsylvania captain, said: "With her team v intact Harvard would have beaten Yale at least 12 to O. As it was, she would have won ' anyway had not everything been against her. The crimson line outplayed' the blue at every point, and there is little . credit in Yale'ss -ictory." - Bull, centre rush on - the "Varsity, was also of the opinion that Harvard had the better team. "I think the decision in not allowing Wrenn; a free catch in the punt-out for goal j xvtxS manifestly unfair. --Fairchild's ': drop kick also was within" the time j limit and should have '. counted." j - Fairchild's kick in tlie first half was a beautiful try from near the j forty-yard line. The ball struck just on top of the cross-bar, seemed to hover there for an instant and then dropped on the . .wrong side. Had it been an inch higher it would have cleared the bar. , If the work of the Rules Committee was to lessen the roughness of football they have failed utterly. More men were injured in Saturday's game than in any previous match in football history. It gives the game a black eye when a "stretcher becomes a necessity on the field. Six men were compelled to leave . the game on account of injuries, and as many more were just able to hold their positions until the call of time. In addition, Hayes, of Harvard, and Armstrong, of "Yale, "were ruled off for indulging in a slugging match. A" broken collar bone, a smashed nose, a concussed head and numerous twisted ankles and wrenched knees go to show just how hard and rough was the play. Evidently the Rules Committee will have to meet again at the University" Athletic Club this winter and eat a few more big dinners before they get matters tinkered up just right. Judging from her exhibition of Saturday Yale will have no easy task to beat Princeton. "Doggie" Trench- ard and Phil King witnessed the playj from the side lines and from the pleased expression of their countenances they evidently think the Yale "Bull Dog" is not an animal to be dreaded so much after all. , Burr Macintosh was an interested spectator and a warm supporter "of Harvard.- He was sitting along the Bide , lines when Big Mackie tackled Hinkey and just to make sure the -"Silent Man" was down shoved his nose into the yielding sod. The crowd on the Yale stand began to hiss vigorously. This was too much f c r Burr. He arose In all his dignity LATEST and in stentorian" tones' said: 'Tes, you ought to hiss after Frank Hinkey sent poor Wrightington out of this game with a broken collarbone. "The stinging rebuke or Burr's size had the effect of immediately stopping; the hissing. Howard's defensive and aggressive work were far superior to Yale's. She was weak in kicking and this, coupled with the rulings of the referee and more than the usual amount of Tale luck, won the game for the blue. W. W. L. CAX PEXSSYLVASIA BEAT YALE? Initialed Critics Believe That the Vnlvemlty Is the Stronger. From the New York Sun. There is no doubt in the minds of unbiased critics that the Pennsylvania eleven can beat Yale by at least the some score of to-day's game, and it is also not out of the way to say that Yale in the form exhibited this afternoon will not have a walkover with Princeton. The weak points in the New Haven line were Just the ones supposed to be wonderfully strong. Between Beard and McCrea Harvard's backs made distinct gains, and did the same thing around L. Hinkey's end. But-teiworth was a physical wreck, much to the surprise of everybody, and didn't kick the ball once. He was kicked in the eye some time, and now the sight has become impaired so that he cannot see without great difficulty. During the game he wore a huge visor over his eyes, but it apparently did little' good, or he was next to useless in all departments. His wonderful plunges into the line, which electrified the college last year, were conspicuous by their absence. His magnificent punting was also missed, and when he was carried off the field in the second half as pale as a ghost and writhing in agony everybody felt sorry for him. In his place the blond-haired Thorne kicked most acceptably, but his style could not be placed in the same class with the star full-back who did such : great work a year ago. Jerrems, too, was not up to the mark as a ground gainer, although he was as game as a pebble, and fought until he had to be carried off the battlefield. Young George Adee put up a superb game quarter-back, and was .really the life of the Yale game. He gave his signals well and his passing was first-class. He was also quick in getting into the interference and his tackling was of the deadliest nature. Captain Hinkey played the game of his life. He was everywhere, and bobbed up with the fierce tackles when the Harvard men least expected to see him. In blocking and falling on the ball he was a host in himself, and when he finally had to play half-back himself he was not lacking in strength. But Mr. Hinkey was directly responsible for' the injury to Wrightington in the first half.and the Harvard men all condemned his action roundly. . On a kick by Thorne, Wrightington tried to make a fair catch, but was knocked down and jumped on by the Yale cap-tainand had to be carried away from the scene of action on the shoulders of his friends. Beard, at left tackle, was not up to the standard, as Waters handled him easily, and helped to make holes between him and McCrea almost at will McCrea was not, also, the giant that Yale men said he'd prove to be, and he found a tartar in I. N. Shaw. Big Stillman was a tower of strength at centre, and played a hard, fast game, but he didn't have the expected picnic with F. S. Shaw, the light-haired sophomore, who covered himself with glory. The gigantic hammer-thrower, Hickok. found the big, beefy Mackie very hard to deal with, and many a time had to give wav before the bull-like rushes-from the Harvard backs. Still he played up to form, and no fault could be found with him. Murphy, at right tackle, played with excellent Judgment and skill until he was so badly injured that he had to be borne away on a stretcher. On the whole Yale's play was a disappointment to the critics, and more especially to the Yale coaches themselves. The latter had very little to say, although they probably knew how Dame Fortune had smiled upon them. TO-DAY'S HACIXG ENTRIES. Probable Starters in the Seven Events at St. Asaph's Track. First Race Half mile. Marengo, 112; Pocalo colt. 118: Elise, Morrison colt and Asia, 109; Picario, 1(M; Pretense, Austin, Meteor, Josephine, So-ligna, Flash, Miniver and Iroglen gelding, KKi each; Boothroyd, Vocal-ity and Ruby, lOO each. Second One mile. Fidelio, Lori-imer. Jack Rose, Blizzard, Tiny Tim, Willie McAuliffe and Uncle -Jim, 107; Thurston, Sam Weller, HO; George Dixon. Bess McDuff, War Peak, Vision, Bonaventure, 104; Clarus, Blue Garter, l.'S each. Third One - mile. Marshall. 113; Equity, 1S; Assignee, 10.1; George Dixon and Prig, 102 each; Midstar, DO. Fourth Three-quarters of a mile. Galloping King, 114; Major-General and Equation. 110; Diabolus, 107; Half Mine, Elberon, 104; Con Rough-Ian, lOl; Maggie Smith, Ninety-seven, IKS each. Fifth Five and a half furlongs. Wernberg, 108; Tormentor, 1041 Little Billy, Old Dominion, Derfargilla and Hardy Fox, 101; Runyon, US; Black . Hawk, U."; Hullnut, Panway, Polydora, !2 each. Sixth Three-quarters of a mile. Buckeye, Cherry Blossom colt, Forager, Red Top and Enchanter, 10S; Moderocio, Thyra, Velvet Rose, . First Light, Carnation, 10-1 each. Seventh Match race, seven furlongs. Wheelos'-i (late Pouch colt), 110, and Galloping Girl, 105. MORRIS PARK FOR SALE. The Joefcey C'lnb May Take the Traek to Ran Off Stakes. Special to The Inquirer. NEW YORK, Nov. 2.". Morris Park, the grounds of the New York Jockey Club, on which the Morris family have expended over $2,000,000, is on the market. Since the adoption of the amended State Constitution the Morrises, father and son, have decided to no longer conduct racing. Alfred H. Morrls.who has been active in the affairs of the New York Jockey Club, said to-night: ""We have offered Morris Park to the Jockey Club to run off the New York Jockey Club stakes and any other races they may wish next season. Should the Jockey Club accept our offer the New York Jockey Club will turn over all Its stakes to be run off as they see fit. "Should the offer be rejected the stakes will all be declared off, the entrance money returned to nominators and the race course let to any club or individual that wants it." PUHMER TO MEET KELLY. Boxing: ProKrnm at the Seaside Athletic Club To-nislit. Special to The Inquirer. NEW YORK, Nov. 25. The boxing entertainment at the Seaside Athletic Club to-morrow night should attract a great crowd, for the card is an unusually good one. Bill Plimmer and Charley Kelly may be expected to furnish as lively a bout as has been seen at Coney Island for many months. In point of cleverness the champion is head and shoulders over his rival, but Kelly is a . long way from a rfovice, and he can certainly punch better than the Englishman. Bobby Dobbs, the Western lightweight, will make his first appearance in this section against Billy Vernon, oi Haverstraw, who is an unusually clever boxer. Vernon has lost his backer. Colonel Mike Haley, but he says that this blow, severe as it was at first, will not interfere with his fighting. . " 1 - . , Oakley's Spring Stakes. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 2o The Oakley management to-day gave out its stake events for 3-year-olds to be run in 1WXS. They represent $24,500 and are so divided as to be exceptionally attractive. The Oakley Derby is for $12,500. $10,M0 going to the winner. The Buckeye stakes is for $700o, $sooo going to the winner. The Cincinnati Oaks is. for $5000, $4000 going to the winner. SPORTS FlfZSlMMOSS( WIL BE HERE. The Champion Middle-Weight Will Arrive in Thin City To-day. There was a crowd of disappointed sports around the Girard House last night. Bob Fitzsimmons, the cham- j pion middleweight of the worldt was expectea to arrive rrom .Boston, but at X o'clock his advance agent, Frank Rice, received a telegram stating that Fitzsimmons,. Captain Glori and party would not arrive, until this morning. Mr. Rice said that he had heard nothing about the - Riordan matter, but that . Fitzsimmons' lawyers were confident that the verdict of the Coroner's jury cleared him. "It is . not true that we have ' been playing to a losing -business, as has been stated in several papers," continued Mr. Rice. "We have broken the record in every house we have shown." Fitzsimmons has secured a new sparring partner. He is Charles Far-rell, of Boston. He is 20 years of age, six feet in height and weighs UiS pounds. He is a fac-simile of Fits- ! Simmons In build and, in the words of j Frank Rice, "he is just about as fat." Farrell will spar, with Fitzsimmons at the National Theatre this week. - PI GILISM IX EXGLAD. A Pnrse Offered for Peter Maher to Fisrht Frank Slavln. LONDON, Nov. 25 The National Sporting Club at their next meeting will offer a purse for Peter Maher to fight Frank L. Slavin. There is no prospect of Jackson and Slavin meeting, Jackson claiming there is no reputation in -defeating Slavin again unless latter will post 1000 besides purse. Jackson is organizing a combination to go through England, Ireland and Scotland. Frank Craig, the Harlem Coffee Cooler, wants to fight Ted Pritchard if he defeats Dick Burge for 200 a side and largest purse. Pony Moore is finding money for Craig. Sun rises .!SH Sun sets ..4.37 Light lamps 4.52 Don't scorch. Preparations for the six days' professional and three days amateur races, to be held at Industrial Hall, beginning on Thursday, December l'-i, are. steadily going on, and the event has already begun to attract widespread attention. Mr. Johnston, who has charge of the affair, has had experience with many race meets, but none ever occupied his . attention so much as the coming one. This, he says, will undoubtedly be the biggest and best ever promoted in the Quaker City. The acknowledged champions of the Old and New Worlds will be opposed to each other. The riders from abroad comprise the most formidable string of racing men that ever visited these shores, and the showing they will make in the Madison Square Garden will add an impetus to this meet. - The champion of champions, Arthur A. Zimmerman, will be on hand and will give an exhibition of his speed each evening. The prize list for the Class A and Class B events will shortly be announced, and will be a very valuable one, consisting of vases, watches, diamonds and articles of service too numerous to mention. The banquet tendered to Chairman Raymond, of the L. A. W. Racing Board, held Friday evening at the St. Denis Hotel, New York, was a grand success. It was in honor of the head of the L. A. W. Racing Board, on the eve of his departure for Chicago, where he goes on December 1 to accept the vice-presidency of the Sterling Cycle Works. Long association with the earnest workers in cycling in the metropolitan district had endeared Mr. Raymond to them, and to express their deep appreciation of the esteem in which he was held a dinner was decided on. Every club in the vicinity was represented, while the trade was conspicuous in the persons prominently identified with its best interests. The tables were arranged lengthwise of the hall, with the guests of the evening seated in the centre, facing the others. Beautiful banks of roses and chrysanthemums adorned the tables, the other decorations being club banners. During the evening selections by the orchestra enlivened the occasion with popular airs. After discussing the splendid repast the following gentlemen responded, to the "Sunday" Riding," Rev. C. Ellwood Nash, Brooklyn. "City of New York, its Duties and Relations to its Citizen Wheelmen," Hon. William M. K. Olcutt, New York. "The Wheelmen of America, Chas. F. Coss-um, Poughlteepsie. "The Wheel Trade and Wheelmen of the Metropolis," Elliott Mason, New York. General Nelson A. Miles, of the United States Army, was down for a response, but was prevented by his new duties in connection with taking charge of the Eastern Department of the army. - In reading letters of regret," H. L. Saltonstall inadvertently announced, among others, one as from ex-Mayor Gilroy, which caused peals of laughter, which pleased especially those on the winning side. In the ten-mile road race which is to take place in Baltimore on Thanksgiving Day, Philadelphia is to be represented by two of her fastest and best riders, W. A. Wenzel and Charles A. Church. The course is an exceptionally good one, being around Druid Hill Lake, the circuit being one and a half miles. It was over this course that Elma Davis established the American record for one and a half miles in 3.29 4-5. The roads have been in such a bad condition for some time that no remarkably fast time Is anticipated in this race. One of the latest additions : to the cycling fraternity is Mr. Ed Browning, who, with a party of friends, has been practicing of late in the Broad Street Riding School. The arrival of A. A. Zimmerman l and Harry "Wheeler in New York I city, together with a number of noted i foreign racing men from all parts of ! Europe, is likely to result In the for-j mation 'of a new organization for the governing of professional cycling. While no definite, plans have as - yet been made, arrangements are now under way to hold a series of indoor professional tournaments in the various cities throughout the country during the winter. After the tournament at the Madison Square Garden the racers will hold forth for a week in this city, then at Buffalo, Early in January a tournament will be held at Chicago. Upon ' the success of these tournaments will depend the organization of a" professional league. CHAS. S. SMITH CO., 1001 Area Street. COACHER BROOKE'S DECISION. He Refuses to Act an Referee in the Yale-Prlneeton Game. Special to The Inquirer , BOSTON, Nov. 25. W. A. Brooke, Harvard's chief coacher, is intensely angry over what he considers the con-aqj Xq o pajjosaa soiio'bV aiqijduie Yale team to disable Harvard's players in yesterday's game. On that account he has notified the Yale management that he will not act as referee in the Yale-Princeton game next Saturday. He said to-day that he was so thoroughly prejudiced against Yale that he. could not consistently act as a judge' of her play. l ''Frank Hinkey's act in jumping on Wrightington when he was lying, on the ground and not trying to move was the most brutal thing I ver saw - on the football field," he said. "There is absolutely no excuse for it. Hinkey should have .been disqualified immediately." SCIENCE AND PIGILISIH. i A Boxiag Contest as Shown by the Kinetaseope. A private exhibition of Edison's marvelous kinetoscope was given to the members of the press and a few other invited guests at the exhibition parlor of Maguire & Baucus, 1340 Chestnut street, last night. The principal attraction presented was. a rattling five-round boxing contest between Billy Edwards, ex-champion light-weight pugilist of America, and an unknown, who proved to be a hard fighter, but evidently no match for the doughty ex -champion. As shown on the kinetoscope this exhibition, is said to be far superior to the much-vaunted Corbett-Courtney fight, because the men are more evenly matched, and a great fighter is not pitted against a mere chopping block. Manager T. M. Foote, Jr., explained the wonderful invention to his visitors, and added that each round of the fight represented 750 distinct photographs, or a total in the five rounds of 3750 photographs. Representations of a bar room quarrel and a graceful dance by Carmencita were also shown. Basket Ball L.earue. Three well-contested games of basket ball were played last week: November 20, Purple Crescent A. A. defeated the P. R. R., 11 to 7; November 21, Central Y." M. C. A. defeated Kensington, 11 to 2; November 22. Drexel Institute defeated Temple College, 26 to 1. Following is the standing of the various teams in this league to date: Won. Lost. Central Y. M. C. A West Philadelphia , Purple Crescent A. A... Drexel Institute Germantown Y. M. C. A Northwest Y. M. C. A.. Norristown Y. M. C. A. Temple College Kensington Y. M. C. A.. P. R. R. Y. M. C. A :i 1 1 1 O O 0 o 0 o o I) o o 1 1 A greater interest is taken in basket ball this season than ever before. Almost every athletic association and school in the city boasts of a team of greater or less proficiency. In the German Turn Halls, where strictly German gymnastics are taught, this game has become very popular. In the Young Men's Christian Associations it is given preference to all other indoor games for J Its excellent all-round developing quali- ties Two important games are sched- i uled for this coming week. Northwest j play at West Philadelphia Y. M. C. A..' November 27, and P. R. R. play at ! Temple College same date Yale-Harvard, to Date. During the last twelve years Yale and Harvard have played eleven games, the wearers of the crimson coming off victorious only once. No game was played in 18S5. The record of the two colleges is as follows Points. Points' 1883 Yale.. .. 23 18S4 Yale. . . . 52 1X8Ti No game 1S Yale.. .. 20 1S.S7 Yale. ... 17 1N.S.N Yale IMsiv Yale. . . . l.v.K Harvard. 12 18!1 Yale... . 10 1S92-Yale... . lx.tH Yale. ... 18!M Yale... . 12 Harvard.. Haa-vard . , O Harvard 4 Harvard 8 Harvard (forf't'd) Harvard Yale Harvard . Harvard Harvard...... Harvard. ... SPORTIXG OTES. Drexel Institute has organized a female basket ball team. "Phenomenal" Smith will again manage the Pottsville Club. The State League magnates -will hold a conference meeting within a week. The Radnor Hunt will give a race meeting at Media on Thanksgiving Day morning. ' President Nick Young says he. will ig--nore Barnie's letter, in which the latter asks for arbitration. At the Sixth Regiment Armory, Cam-, den, on Saturday night, the Lafayette and Camden Polo teams played an exciting game, the former winning by two goals. E. A. Hollins, of the Cloverdell Stock Farm, Milan, Tenn., has sold Proctor, the 5-year-old . pacer (2.15), to A. M. See, of Toronto, Canada. The price paid was $10,000. Mr. Hollins, It is said, has refused $15,000 for Captain Mac, by Pancoast. The West Philadelphia' Y. M. C. A. Reserves defeated the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. second team in a practice game of basket ball, at the latter' s gymnasium, on Saturday night. The score was 7 to 3: The features were the playing of W. Nicholson, Spoffard and Gross. The Temple College basket ball team showed some improvement in their team play In a game with the Philadelphia Turngemeinde. on Saturday night, and won with a score of 14 to 11 in their favor. - The play was of a fast, snappy Order throughout, and the large audience made the college walls resound, at times when clever plays were made. WAST HASTENED HER DEATH. Children Taken to the Almshouse, Their Father Being Absent. A sad case was brought to the attention of the Twenty-fourth district police yesterday by the death of Ellen Van Engelbeck, at 1821 Thayer street-Consumption was the cause of - the woman's death and her three emaciated, half -nourished children, Helen, Lillian and James, aged 7, 5 and 2 years respectively, were sent to the Philadelphia Hospital. Everything about the house indicated the direst- want that the immediate neighbors had, by united exertions, tried to lighten. For three weeks the - husband has been absent without known cause and unheard of save by a recent communication from him dated St. Louis, inclosing a remittance. Dr. Charles H. Smith, of Frankford avenue and Clearfield street, has been in attendance upon the case for some days and made diligent personal effort to find the husband, but without success.' ' "The poor woman," he said last night, "was without the barest necessities of life. Had she had these and a few of the comforts required by her condition she might have lived longer. The children were sadly neglected, save what was done for them by neighbors. Upon each visit I could see growing weakness and tried to find the husband that the children might be cared for." The only information Lieutenant Clase had was that Mr. Buckley, a neighbor of the unfortunate woman, had brought the condition of the children to his attention, and upon the order of District Surgeon Brown they were sent to the hospital and the body handed over to the Coroner. People In the neighborhood say the couple seemed to live congenially and are At -a loss to account for the husband's departure - while she was so critically ill. , A New One on William. "What warrant have you for thinking that Shakespeare was a broker? "O, none; only the fact that he has furnished so many stock quotations." Indianapolis Journal. FOR DRY GOODS Strawbridf ft Oothtar. ACROSS THE OCEAN CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE. wooded country. There is, of course, more or less "liability to entanglement among trees, but over .the surface of water the rope glides smoothly. I realized from the first . experiment the possility of a great voyage with such an aid and determined on allowing no opportunity to escape where such practice might be had as would better fit me for that task when the time arrived. Land practice has, of course, been common enough, but large sheets of water seldom came in my way, yet I recall a very neat sail with a Boston journalist on the ocean parallel with the Massachusetts south shore, in which we laughed at the waves though some miles from land. On another occasion, with the same companion, a voyage was made across the Maine and Canada wilderness with some trailing and a long sail on the Gulf of St, Lawrence in the darkness of night without any disagreeable results, the drag rope keeping us high and dry above the water. . From Toronto, in a diagonal cut across Lake Ontario, more than half the distance was made by trailing. OVER THE LAKES. On Lake Erie better opportunities have offered, one occasion, when accompanied by six passengers, giving me a chance of trailing nearly the whole length of the lake, requiring eight hours for its accomplishment. More recently, from the World's Fair, after sailing thirty miles out over Lake Michigan and then descending again to a lower current, the balloon, by aid of the drag rope, ran safely back to shore, landing us upon the beach dry-shod. This last affair was wrongly reported at the time, when myself and fellow-voyager were by some thought to have been lost and ay others to have barely escaped with out lives. But the drag-rope does not guide; it governs the altitude only, prolonging the voyage by preventing the wasteful expenditure of gas and ballast due to expansion and contraction at varying heights. Our course depends entirely upon the prevalence of the west winds. These we hope to have from the start, though we shall not be disappointed if it proves otherwise. East winds are not likely to interfere far away from land, and though north or south winds may sometimes divert the balloon from its desired course, we shall finally get across by the persistence of the west winds. It may be done in a week, but will more likely take two or three weeks and possibly longer, but preparation will be made to weather the time out as best we may. THE GREAT BALLOON. The balloon will be a model of strength and perfection, and will have a capacity for upwards of 500,000 cubic feet -of hydrogen gas, with a buoyant force of more than sixteen tons; will carry three cars and an aluminum lifeboat, a 5KX)-pound drag rope, provisions and water for three months, an outfit of life-preserving suits, full set of nautical and meteorological instruments, Arctic and Antarctic suits, a stove, fuel and cooking utensils, fishing tackle, guns and ammunition; presents for securing the good-will of the natives of any land; thirteen thousand pounds of sand ballast, and finally a crew sufficient for the management of the great airship. The upper car will be the general rendezvous, the boat a sleeping place, the lower car, out of harm's way, the cooking and eating apartment, and the side car will be for the sole occupation of the observer, who shall keep i the reckoning and who . will swing out to one side of the balloon In order that he may obtain a view of the sky for making his observations. Between the boat and lower car there will be a rope inclosure, formed by the suspension ropes of the- lower car, interwoven ropes and ladders. This will be called the gymnasium, as it will be the only place for exercise, though it will be-used largely also for storage purposes. All this weight will be suspended to the strong cotton netting covering the balloon, while outside of the netting a shield of waterproof cloth will save the balloon from the effects of sun and rain, being hung in such a manner as to turn the dripping away from the lower portion of the balloon. There will be copper valves in the top and bottom of the balloon for the escape of gas when landing. There will also be iron and water anchors for calling a halt upon the ocean or on land. The balloon will be filled with hydrogen gas from an immense apparatus constructed expressly for the purpose, and 120,000 pounds of fine iron, 130,000 pounds of sulphuric acid, 40 bushels of lime and 20 tons of ice will be consumed in the process. The ascension will be made as the sun sinks in the west on the day announced,, provided always that the wind favors a direct approach to the New Jersey coast. No attempt will be made to use the drag-rope until reaching the ocean, or possibly far out upon it. Then thefrope will be lowered, and a thousand pounds or more of water ballast taken in by means of bags carried for the purpose will put it well down upon the waves for the ocean part of the voyage. S. A. KING. Janien Diisf In to Handle Directum. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. Directum, the fastest trotting- stallion In the world, will be handled next season by-James Dustin. The king- of stallions is owned by John Green, of Dublin, Cal., but his racing qualities have been leased to C. C. Mclver.of Mission. San Jose. There are prospects of another meeting- between Directum and Alix, which will take place in California if arranged. It is prepared with the utmost care and skill from the choicest leaf grown, and possesses a flavor and fragrance that makes it dear to the heart of every smoker and chewer. Lorillard makes it. Every tobacco dealer sells it. - Wo old stock in this store, told the season it's made. Everything Llama Thibet Overcoats, $I4 Worth $io more. - People come to this store because they can get much for little much quality for little money. C o m e right down to bottom facts that's the only reason anybody buys anywhere in preference to anywhere else. You can't buy your winter Overcoat at every store in town, so you must select one. You'll not go to the oldest, newest, prettiest or ugliest store. You'll go to the place where you can get the most for your money. And that's why people come here. Silk-lined, M; without silk lining, 1X Fine Cassimere-llned, 15. Suits, $ 12.50. E. O. THOMPSON 338 Chestnut St. AGAINST. FELLOWS THEY CREATE COXPl'SIOX, IX WHICH THE GOVERNOR AXD OTHERS ARE ISVOLVED. FLOWER AND THE ACCUSED City AiHemblymrn Uawlllimsr to Let Conntry RepreienUtirei Plan AH the Reforms Plntt anil Parkhnnt Annoyed How Gilroy Haa Mixed Thing Cp. Special Correspondence of The Inquirer. THE INQUIRER BUREAU. NEW YORK, Nov. 24. The filing of charges with the Governor against District Attorney John R. Fellows alleging- neglect of duty has caused as much of a sensation among the victors as among the vanquished. It seems that the Committee of Seventy, which - has resolved to prosecute offenders against the election laws and guilty .office-holders, was at a loss how to proceed without first getting rid of the Tammany District Attorney, who has been notoriously lax in bringing Tammany offenders to Justice. Immediate action was required, and impeachment was considered a long and tedious process. Besides it was feared that even should Fellows be removed by Governor Flower, the latter would only appoint some other man In his place who would serve Tammany as faithfully, as his predecessor. A temporary suspension of the District Attorney's powers In enabling the appointment of a deputy Attorney-General to prosecute the offenders was selected as the beet possible solution of the difficulty. Governor Flower was asked to take this step under a recent law, owing to lack of confidence in Mr. Fellows' purpose to do the work. He declined very reasonably to suspend the District . Attorney's functions except with bis own consent or on proof of charges against him. It was here that confusion resulted. The Seventy had obtained Fellows' acquiescens in the appointment of a deputy attorney-general, but before they could forward it to the Governor accusations were made against him from an unexpected quarter. The charges come from five young men who have been active in the Good Government Clubs movement and who claim to represent no one but them- THOSE CHARGES SELLING OUT. SAMU 39, 41 AMD 43 WORTH EIGHTH ST. Our Stores have been rented. We must vacate January ist, next. A great chance to secure Bargains. Nearly $250,000 in Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Millinery and Coats to be sold at a Great Loss to us WE TRIM HATS WITHOUT CHARGE ILTrlmme.d Mat Department we offer a very pretty Hat for $1.4!t. , Trimmed with Silk Ribbons, Jetted Feathers, any shape you may desire; a jaunty Turban, with a Black Gimp Crown, Velvet Rim, and two larjre Birds at the side, for 2 OH. A stylish Jet Turban for $2.it8 and S3.50. Oar Silk Velvet Hats at 3.; cannot be equalled at less than $7.50. CHILDREN'S TRIMMEO FELT HAT FOR TO-DAY $1.25 We have been rushing it in the children's corner all week and no wonder; the prices speak for themselves. We are lookins; out for the mother's interest and the little ones' comfort. The "little folks" can be well provided for, as our stock is complete every style of cap imaginable and profit not considered; so everything must go for this sale. We will mention a few specials: A Surah Cap, with wide strings, wide, full ruffle front, 6ic. A Silk Bengaline, wide band of fur and rosette ONc Also a Cream Wool Eiderdown, with deep Angora fur, $1.69. A Cream Wool Eiderdown, stylish, neat, Tt would be every mother's advantage to look at these goods. DRESS GOODS FOR THIS SALE. 56-inch Beaver Cloth, $1.50; reduced from $4.00. 54-inch Broadcloth, 50c. ; reduced from $1.00. '46-inch AH-Wool 73erge, Site. ; reduced from $1.00. 40-inch AH-Wool Serge, 31c. 50c. 52-lnch Covert Suitings, 50c. $1.00. 40-inch Covert Suitings, 39c. 50c. All-Wool Tricot Cloths, 18c. reduced from reduced from reduced from reduced from 32-inch All-Silk Velour, the $5.00 quality. $1.50. 18-inch China Silk, 21c. : in all colors. Black Silk Rhadames, 49c; reduced from 89c HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR Child's Full Regular Made Derby' Ribbed Cashmere Hose, Double Sole, Fast Black, 50c. quality, 25c. Men's Fast Black regular made Cashmere Hose or Natural Color, go at 25c., from 50c. Opera Length High Colors, Ladies' Hose, 25c. Men's Fast Black full regular made Hose, 12. Ladles' Fast Black full regular made Hose, 12ic. Ladies' Ribbed Vests or Pants, 25c. quality, 15c. to-day. Ladies' Ribbed Vests, 50c. quality, 25c. today. Ladies' Ribbed Vests, 69c. quality, 39c. today. UMBRELLAS. 59c 98c. $1.25, $1.98 $Z25, $Z69 Worth double these low prices. Buy now for the Holidays. HANDKERCHIEFS AT BARGAIN PRICES FOR THIS SALE New styles Colored Bordered Ladies' Handkerchiefs. 5c. Pure Linen Hemstitched Ladies' Handker chiefs, 10c." , Fine Embroidered Ladies Handkerchiefs, 12Vfec. Initial Ladies' Handkerchiefs. 5c. Pure. Silk Embroidered or Plain Handker chiefs, 121jc. to 50c. ; worth double the price marked. SPECIAL PRICES IN NOTIONS AND DRESSMAKER'S FINDINGS FOR THIS SALE Lining Cambrics, 3Vc. yard. 4 yards Velveteen Binding, 8c. piece. 3 yards Velveteen Binding, 5c. piece. Covered Bones, 5c. dozen. ' Silk Stitched Bone Casing, 8c. piece. Basting Cotton, lc. spool. Hump Hooks and Eyes, 5c. card two dozen, Best quality Spool Silk, 2e. spool. Heavy Horn Bones, 5c. dozen. JOc Garter Elastic, ..5c. strip. -' - 25c. Solid Steel Scissors, 15c. pair. ; ."" ' - Oenuine English Pins, assorted sizes. White and Black. 3c.- paper. Art Needle Work Department prices cut in half. Hemstitched Pillow Shams, 12c. each. Handsome Satin Pin Cushions, trimmed, reduced to 88c. . 32-lnch Figured China Silk, 45c. yard. A GRAND, RARE CHANCE TO BUY GOODS AT HALF COST : . WE TRIM HATS WITHOUT COST TO YOU selves. They are practically trying to storm the works which the Seventy ars besieging. -There Is much doubt, however, as to the success of the attempt to dislodge Fellows. The testimony in the case will be heard by Governor Flower, who alone has the right to remove him. The Governor's record has been so grossly partisan and his administration so evidently under the influence of - the Tammany ring that it is quite fair to say there is no more public confidence in the unbiased performance of his duties by the Governor than there is in the District Attorney. If anything, Flower is more open in his disregard of popular rights than Fellows, who is only accused of conveniently overlooking criminal charges for political .purposes. The Governor had no opportunity to escape in this easy manner. When, for example, the Lexow investigation bill was submitted to him he defiantly vetoed the appropriation. Differences which have arisen lately between Thomas C. Piatt and other Republican leaders on one side and some . of the municipal reformers on the other over the action of the next Legislature concerning the city government are not surprising when the changed conditions in the relations between the city and the rest of the State are considered. In past years such power as the Republicans pos- SELLING OUT. U Imported Zephyr. Rc. lap. Imported Germantown Wool, 15c. hank of two dosen. Best quality Crochet Silk, 17c ball Glycerine and Buttermilk Toilet Soap, 5c. cake. - Brownie Toilet Soap, 10c. box six cakes. Genuine Castile Soap. l(c. pound. No. 99 Pure Glycerine Soap, 5c. bar: worth 10c. 2(c. Violet Water, 10c. bottle. Saohet Powder, 5c. package. 25c. Triple-Extracts, all odors, 15c. ounce. BLANKETS, LINENS, MUSLINS, Etc 2V4-yard-wide Sheeting, to-day 16c. worth zic. Yard-wide, heavy unbleached Muslin, 5c.; uniiaiiv to. All-Wool Heavy Blue and Red Twill Flannels. 24c. : were 33c. Ail-Wool White Flannel, 18c; worth 25c. Heavy Shaker Flannel. 4c. yard; worth 7c. Good Muslin Pillow Cases. 15c. pair: worth much more. Best Muslin Sheets. HSc worth 70c: full size. White Marseilles Pattern Spreads, 8c. were fl.23, Bf? GREAT SLAUGHTER of fine Fringed I "T Sets for X-mas gifts, as follows: 1027?' $2.73 Set to $1.80. I C5lLot of Blankets slightly imperfect go r"u aiso at unheard-of prices. I $3.50 Blankets to f'.im 4 iw tn tl r.n nn Blankets to $3.50. It will pay you to come early for this great bargain. Full-size Wool-Filled Comforts, 8c. ; wer $1.25. Fine Wool Silver-Gray Blankets, full size, were $3.00: sale price, $2. Oft. Fringed Doylies. 3c: worth double. Heavy Cream Damask, 54 Inches wide, 25c; s Heavy" White Blankets, 40c pair; were 89c. Extra-size Comforts, our own make, 2,-4 1 yards long, $2.5o; worth $4.00. WRAPPER FLANNELS, FLANNELETTES AND COTTON GOODS Must be closed out quick, and the price will do It French All-Wool Wrapper Flannels, wer CO and H5c, cut to 24c. yard. nest w rapper lanneiettes, in new styles, 10c. ; were 12c. Baby Flannelettes, In pretty plaids and stripes, 9c; were 12V&C. Serges in dark styles, suitable for hous dresses, 6'. ; were lt)c. Best Carded Cotton, for fancy work, comforts, etc., -16c. roll; $1.80 dozen rolls.) JEWELRY BARGAINS Children's Gold Rings, 15c; were 25 and BOo. Solid Gold Chased Band Rings, 50c; worth 88c. Solid Gold Rings, 75c and $1.25. 14k. Solid Gold Ring, with stone setting. $1.30; reduced from $3.50 and $4.O0. Sterling Silver Rings, 15 and 23c. Sterling Silver Thimbles, ISc. ; were 25c. Sterling Silver Earrings, 23c. : from 50c. Solid Gold Earrings, Para Diamond, 43c t were 8c. Sterling Silver Grip Tags. 49c. ; were 98c. Shell Hail Pins, 10c ; worth 25c 25c. Garter with silk bows and oxidized clasp. Garter Clasp, 5c. Miniature Lace Pins, 18c; were 50c Silver Jewel Boxes. 25c. ; elsewhere, 50a. Pin Trays, 8c. ; were 15c. 5-inch Moon Mirror, 19c. ; worth 50c. Photo Frames, 12, 19 and 25c. Filigree Covered Bottles, 25c. GREAT REDUCTION IN CHENILLE CURTAINS. $2 49; Worth $5-00 and $6.00 Our $1.00 Cherry and Oak Tables, reduced to 50c. Figured Chenille Lambrequin, 39c. yard; worth double. Lace Curtains, 79c; worth $1.25. COATS FOR THIS SALE A stylish Black Beaver Coat, tight-fitting. 38 Inches long, to be sold at $6.98; worth, $10.00. An extra quality Beaver in all colors, $8.98; former price, $12.00. CHILDREN'S COATS Coats for the little ones in 1, 2 and 3 yeM .sizes, $1.25. , - , - Another lot, 1,'2, 3 and 4, year sizes. $2.50.r-Gretchen Coats In mixed colors, $2.00; WerJ $5 and $6. INFANTS' DEPARTMENT We will sell to-day a good Infant's Slip tor 23c; worth 50c. An elegant Cambric Dress, beautifully trimmed,- tucked skirt, 50c. ; worth $1.00. 39, 41 AND 43 N. EIGHTH STREET sessed was almost entirely the result of their majorities in the country districts, which elected Republican Sena-tors and Assemblymen. With a Democratic Governor only such legislation, as he would permit was possible. The Republicans of the city of New York; during this period had been accustomed to the loss of its representation in the Legislature, or to such misrepresentation as the Tammany members gave it. Two Republicans out of thirty Assemblymen was the quota last year, and in other years there had been no Republican members. Under these conditions such reforms as could be effected by the country Republicans under the able generalship ot Thomas C. Piatt, of Tioga county, were thankfully received. Now, however, the situation has changed. Out of thirty Assemblymen . from the city nineteen are Republicans, and the latter have control of both the legislative and executive branchesl The city Republicans, having a -fair representation in the Assembly, are unwilling to let the coun- ; trymen plan any reforms which spe- j cially apply to the municipal govern- ment. The-State leaders, notably Mr. . Piatt, - are loath to relinquish their ' prestige. Hence these mutual warn- . ings .between Piatt and Charles S. Smith and Dr. Parkhurst to keep "hands off." - Both Mr. Piatt and Dr. Parkhurst have shown signs of considerable irritation over the vexed subject, and a fight for the support of the Legislature is. likely to result. A healthy struggle will bring uppermost the most able Republicans in the State and will do no harm to the party. Statements made by those on both sides of the controversy would indicate that they are not very far apart on the vital questions of reform, and that the real issue is rather one of party management. Mayor Gilroy has mixed things up as : much as possible for his reform successors by filling all the vacant offices at . his disposal, appointing a number of Republicans, some of whom undoubtedly are not acceptable to the elements which the last election will soon bring into control. It Is probably with some hope of fore- stalling and impeding the passage of the Mayor's . power of removal bill ; by the Legislature that the Tammany . Mayor has given to Republicans the ? places rormerly occupied oy xamma-s-ny Democrats. Should the bill become e " I a law there will be thousands of Tammahv office-holders dismissed and the organization will be dealt such a blow as It never felt before, with tho nrohahllitv that it will never recover. It is to prevent such a dls- aster that the Tammany leaders are bidding for the aid of the profession al office-seeking class, in tne itepuou- ; can ' party. It was with the realiza- j tlon of this attempt that Dr. Park- i hurst wrote on the day previous: "Any political 'manipulator or political ex- j pert- of whatever complexion who undertakes at this date to train victory '. upon political lines, to limit it by political ambitions, and to prostitute it to political ends is an execrable traitor to our municipal interests, and ought to receive from us all, regardless of distinctions of faith and party, the contempt always due to an attempt to . emasculate great opportunities by' fingering them. meanly and pettifoggingly.' Florence. Ex-Township Committeeman Earl Gray and Joseph Tuniak. formerly a hotel keeper.- came to blows Saturday eventng. Gray had his finger bitten and Tuniak- injuries required the attention of a physician, but r not serious.

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