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MYERS IS AFRAID.
He Adroitly Declined to Face
Young JackM c'Auliffe in
64 ROUNDS AND A DRAW.
of the Most Harmless
Fights on Kecord.
THE! MADE THE SHERIFF DEUXE.
Kot as Much Blood Split as Would Soli a
White Necktie Gllmore and Dally Want
to Fight Either of Yesterday's Principals
Horsemen Organize nn Important As
sociation Interesting Baseball Gossip
The Female Bicyclists General feport
. 1ns News.
The McAuliffe-Myers prize fight for the
light-weight championship ot America
took place at Uorth Judson, Ind., yesterday
morning. After 64 rounds the battle was
declared a draw. It could not be com
menced until the Sheriff had been made
drunk. The battle, however, according to
the following special account, was tame and
disappointing. Myers seemed to be only
aiming at making a draw of it. McAuIiffe
in the early part of the battle began to pun
ish flyers and the latter amid hisses began
to run around the ring. The betting was
extremely heavy among the 500 sports
rsrrcixx. txlzgbam to the dispatch.
ICokth JCDSOX, Ind., February 13. A
sheriff with long gray hair and a squeaky
Toice put a stop to the Myers-McAuIifie
prize fight at 11 o'clock last night The
venerable watchdog encountered nearly 500
-2cw York, Chicago, Boston, St Louis and
St. Paul sports in one of those lonely high
ways and told them that there should be no
fight Somebody who appeared to know
the old man took him and got him drunk,
while the two trains that had brought the
delegations slowly backed out of town and
stopped ten miles away until 2:30 o'clock
this morning. The sheriff was by this time
i"in the soup," and the big-eyed country
men, who had been drawn out of their
homes by the appearance of so many strang
ers flitting about in the bright moonlight
ent back to their beds. Then the two trains
returned to town ana the half frozen sports
again tramped up to the little opera house
where the fight was to come off. This time
tbere was r.o interference. The sheriff was
dead. A 24-foot ring was hurriedly set up in
Ithe oenter of the ball, ana at 4:13 the crow d
began to file into the room. It was an hour
later, however, before any active preparations
were made for the fight
M'DONALD CHOSEN REFEREE.
Then Roche and Kennedy crawled into the
ring and announced that Alike McDonald had
been chosen to act as referee. This was re
ceived with tremendous cheering. Thebetting
on the battle was now 5100 to SS0 on McAuIiffe.
At 6:2a, just as the sunlightuas streaming into
the little windows of the Opera House, Jack
McAuIiffe, accompanied by Billy Madden and
Boh Pope, clambered into the ring, The crack
Eastern light-weisht was dressed in a jaunty
suit, and a Scotch cap. He was roundly
cheered. A moment later little Billy Myers,
the great Western light-weight, and the prido
of the grimy Streator miners, who were
perched upon high seats on the Opera House
stage, followed grim Tom Lees, bis second,
into the ling. There was a roar from the
countrymen, ana tbe odds on McAuIiffe were
shoved down to 550 to 5ii And in some cases
the admirers of the Eastern lifiht-weighi got
even money. Just before the time was called
Kennedy bet Roche $500 that Myers would win.
SOME I.IVELT BETTING.
Then Roche placed abont JL200 more at even
money among the big fellons from Streator.
While Myers and McAuIiffe were being rnbbed
down, Harry Gilmorc hopped into the ring and
declared that he would challenge the winner to
fight him for $1,000 a side. Light-weight Char
ley Daly, of St. Louis, said be would fight
Myers, McAuIiffe or Gilmore, for $1,000 and
post a forfeit any time after the fight.
It was 7 o'clock when Myers and McAuIiffe
faced each other forthelight-weight champion
ship of America, $2,500 a side, and the diamond
belt. McAnliffe. stripped to blue tights and
fishting stockings and shoe. His mnscles
stood oat in knots and his broad chest made
him look at least ten pounds heavier than his
opponent whose wiry russet-colored body was
neatly set off with white trunks which were
laced at the back. McAuIiffe appeared uncon
cerned and smiled confidently to Madden and
Pope, who powdered bis gaiters with rosin and
slowly fanned him with towels and fans.
Myers was chewine cum and seemed nervous.
The battle between the two famous light
weights, which it was believed would be long
and bloody, scarcely came up to expectations.
It was long and tedious, but neither fighter
drew enough blood to soil an evening dress
necktie. After fighting 61 rounds, which con
sumed nearly 4 hours and SO minutes. Referee
McDonald declared the battle a draw. There
was nothing else for him to do.
A TVHIEIU7IND FIGHTER.
Myers, who is usually a whirlwind fighter,
took tbe defensive from the start, and in all of
the 64 rounds made but four leads. He seemed
to be afraid of his antagonist. It looked as
though he was not counting on anything much
better than a draw. McAuliffo was first cau
tious, then nettled and finally disgusted. Ho
did all the leading, and in the first ten rounds
got in two or three effective blows. Then his
wiry antagonist began to give him a foot race,
which was kept up until many of the spectators
hissed. "1 can't bit him; he won't give me a
fight!" was McAuliffe's doleful exclamation as
he -returned to bis corner alter each round.
Myers was not runninc any chances. All
fctreator and the mining towns about it bad
stacd thousands ot dollars on him, and in
Eomc cases his fnends mortgaged their homes
in order to bring money to the ring siac. It
would have been disastrous for him to lose. His
chances of Fuceess were not the best. A draw
was possible, and that is what the little fellow
played for and won. This made McAuIiffe raw,
Lat otherwise the half-starved, half-frozen,
sleeps -eyed spectators were pleased with the
decision which killed what at one time ap
peared to be an interminable farce.
THE BATTLE BEGINS.
At the call of time in the first round, Mc
AuIiffe led out for tbo Westerner and landed
lightly in his stomach. This was the only blow
struck in the round. In the second round Mc
AuIiffe again assumed the offensive and made a
savage rush for Myers, which closed in a clinch.
When the Easterner made his second rush in
this round, he landed lightly on his nose and
caught in retain a heavy right-land shot on
the car and fell upon his hands and knees near
the roues. There were loud cheers from the
Myers crowd, and a knock-down was claimed
hot not allowed. McAuIiffe seemed nettled
v hen he weut into tbe third round. The first
thing he did was to plant a light blow on tbe
Streator lad's blooming noe, and then be made
one of his rushes, but slipped. In recovering
he shot lus right out and caught the Westerner
below the eye with a crack that sounded as
though somebody had hit the side of the
winduw with a shingle.
The Western champion b!gan to fight shy.
There was a welt under his right eye as large as
a dried pitme, and his nose looked red and out
ot gear. The Eastern crack watched his op
ponent with a look of disdain, and once or twice
was impudent enough to walk around the ring
with his Hands hanging by his side.
In tbe fourth, fifth and sixth rounds not an
effective blow was struck, although Myers was
in good position to escape a swinging right
hander which was aimed at his wind.
ai'AtTUFFE BECAME SAVAGE.
In the.eeventb round McAuIiffe showed more
spirit and inado a savege onslaught on tbe
Westerner, who clinched and escaped punish,
meet. One of McAuliffe's lemon-colored gloves"
became untied in the lock, and while it was
being tied time expired.
The whirlwind from Btreator opened the
eighth round with a vicious swing of his right,
which McAuIiffe cleverly ducked, and answered
with a light rap on the red note. This was the
first lead Myers had made since the beginning
of the fight "Blind him," said Madden.wben
McAuIiffe walked out of his comer in the
ninth round. The men danced in the center of
the ring for a moment, and then bang the big
right hand of the Eastern crack left his breast
like a flash and fell with terrible violence on
Myers' left cheek bone. -The Streator lad stag-
gered for an instant, and then he came after
is man with his face split in two hemispheres
with a grin. The blow was the hardest one
struck during tbe fight and it raised a lump
that almost overlapped the dried prune welt.
There was little fighting in the tenth, elev
enth, twelfth and thirteenth rounds, although
McAuIiffe, by desperate rushing, managed to
tap the lumps on Billy's bad jaw In the
twelfth andj the thirteenth. Continu
ing bis aggressive tactics, McAuIiffe rushed
M ers into his corner in the 14th round wit h a
GOOD HIT ON THE JAW,
and escaped a swinging blow from Myers right
by a pretty duck. McAuIiffe again rushed upon
the Western boy, but slipping, drove his head
against Myers' stomach. Both men staggered
into Myers' corner, while a cry of foul was
raised by the Streator crowd. Myers.however,
didn't want any of the best of it, and beckoned
his men to stop yelling. The Streator lad made
a strong lead in the fourteenth round, when ho
swung his right on a dead line with the champ
ion sneck. McAuIiffe got away by ducking.Thus
far Myers had got inot of the punishment
both cheeks being puffed up and discolored.
McAuIiffe didn't carry a mark.
In the fifteenth round Myers swung his left
against McAuliffe's forehead with a bang, and
then forced the Easterner into his corner, where,
in a rapid exchange of blows, he scratched the
champion's face. First blood was claimed by
the Myers' people, but it wasn't allowed.
In the sixteenth round McAuIiffe, who was
still doing all tbe leading, landed bard on
Myers' forehead, and got away with a light
smnginc tap in the jaw. Then the champion
drove his left hand into tbe Streator boy's right
eve and bringing the water. This was in the
eighteenth round. "I'll chop him," the East
ern lad said, when he returned to his corner.
Myers was now in bad shape, one eye was fast
closing, and the two welts on the left jaw
looked as though they might also extinguish
the other lamp. McAuIiffe was now confident
While the fighting hadn't been hard and f uri
ous, it was one way, and that way was clearly
against Myers, who was chewing his wad of
gum with tbe gusto of a schoolboj.
MTEKS' SKILLFUL PARRYING.
There was no fighting in tbe nineteenth, but
in the twentieth the Westerner, by skillful
parrying, saved his skull from a sound thump
ing. In this round Myers raised a statuesque
guard, and McAuIiffe, amused at the spectacle,
exclaimed: "What are you doing? Playing
basebalir "Well," replied Myers, sadly, "I
expect to take a slide pretty soon." Mc
AuIiffe, in his rush on Myers in tbe twenty-first
round, caught a left-handed blow in tbe jaw.
which he quickly squared by sending a shot
into his antagonist's stomach.
The twentvsecond and twenty-third rounds
were marked by clever ducking by Myers, who
got away from McAuliffe's rushes like a phan
tom. "I can't hit him," the Eastern man said to
Madden, as be was being sponged for the
twenty-fourth round, but McAuIiffe was still
willing to fight, although Myers' persistent
tactics were clearly worrying him. With a
grim look the Eastern boy dashed at the West
erner, and with a left-hand blow on the jaw
drove him against the topes. Myers countered
heavily on McAuliffe's neck and then came
another rush from the Easterner. Myers
ducked under the swinging arm and coming up
struck out with bis right harmlessly.
In the twenty-sixth round a Deputy Sheriff
sprang into the ring and undertook to stop tbe
fight. Ho had been "seen" before, and big Alf
Kennedy and the crowd threw bim through
tbe ropes and out of the hall. Tbere was noth
ing of any great moment from this time to the
sixty-fourth and closing round, beyond an occa
sional blow, and at that point Referee McDon
ald declared the fight a draw.
TO REFORM RACING.
An Important Horse Association Organized
by Prominent Owners.
rsrECtAI. TZXEGBAM TO THE DISPATCII.1
Lancaster, Pa., February 13. A meeting
of a number of gentlemen interested in agri
cultural fairs and half-mile tracks, met to-day
to form an association, which shall have for its
object reform in the conduct and management
of the horse departments (both show and
speed) of agricultural fairs: the encourage
ment of tho breeding of superior animals: the
protection of breeders of all types of high bred
horses, and the better control and regulation
of trotting on half-mile tracks. The following
places were represented: York, Hanover,
Bloomsbnrg, Wilkcsbarre. Doylestown, Lan
caster, Franklin. Washington county. Read
ing. Oxford. Lebanon. Perry county. Scranton.
Berwick, Manhcim, in Pennsylvania; Belair,
Frederick, Easton, Elkton, Hagerstown and
Timonium, MarylandCSomerville, Ewingsville,
Trenton, AVaverly, Kenton, Mount Holly and
Woodstown, K. J.
Frank Mortimer, of Perry county, presided,
with K.L. Edwards, of Newark, as Secretary.
After a full discussion of the objects of tbe
association, the following resolution was
Resorred. That it is the sense of this conven
tion that a permanent association, national in
its character, having for its object reform m
too conduct, anu management oi tne norse de
partment (both show and speed), and also of
the cattle department of agricultural fairs, and
half-mile tracks be organized.
The name adopted was "National Half-Mile
Trck and Agricultural Fair Association." The
officer elected were: President, Frank Morti
mer. New Blonmficld, Pa.; Vice Presidents, T.
D. Brown. Wilmington, Del.; D. C. Wine
'brenner, Frederick, Md.; Secretary and Treas
urer, E. 8. Edwards, Newark, N. J.; Governors.
E. S. Chapm. York: Dr. G. L Reagan, Ber
wick. Pa.: Charles Bassini, Irvington, N. J.; R.
B, Konover, Trenton, N. J.; John Laning,
Wilkesbarre: Charles R. Wooters, Ferdova,
Md.; J. C. Sibley. Franklin, Pa. Harrisburg
was selected as the place for the next annual
CANNOT GET GROUNDS.
A DlHcnlty Overtakes the Oakland Athlet
ics and Ball Players.
The Oakland Athletic Association is meeting
with some difficulties that will be hard to sur
mount, and it may be that the association's
ball club will have to withdraw its application
for membership in the Allegheny County
League. Tbe directors of tho club have so far
been unable to secure grounds for either base
ball or tennis. There are suitable plots of
ground in the locality, but they are owned by
tne scnemey estate, ah negotiations witn
representatives ot that estate failed to secure
grounds for the association.
Yesterday afternoon a gentleman interested
in the Oakland Athletic Association said: "It
really is a pity and to some extent a shame that
an association like that of Oakland's cannot se
cure grounds. The association is made up of
prominent young gentlemen, and they can or
canize an excellent ball team. If they cannot
secure grounds, however, it will bo useless for
them to join the county league. If they can
get grounds they will certainly be elected to
Players for Des ftlolnes.
Des Moixes. Iowa, February 13. Manager
Hart has signed four more players for the Des
Moines team (of 1SS9. Hart, pitcher, formerly
of Cincinnati; Alexander, pitcher, with Mobile
in 18S8 and Binghamton in 1S87, and "Em
mcrke." one of the best-known semi-professionals
ot Louisville, a pitcher and general
plajer, and ratton, fielder, of last year's St.
ihe team now bas a
pitchers, having previously signed Brynan and
other plajers signed are Smith, first base; Cody
and Kenyon, catchers, and MendhaU,left field.
Paid License to Piny.
While Manager Phillips was looking among
his old papers last evening he tound a receipt
for $15. vthich ho paid to Mayor Peterson, of
Allegheny, in 1SS1, as a license fee toplaya ball
game in old Union Park. Manager Phillips
sa s that the receipt was written by Al Scand
rett now Secretary of the club, and that Al de
manded the $13, or threatened to stop the game
at tho third inning. Horace says this is the
only instance -on record where a professional
ball club had to pay license to play a game. The
clubs were tbe Athletics and tneDetroits.
Boston Still .After Ward.
PHTXADELPHIA, February 13. President A.
J. Reach, of the Philadelphia club, Is reported
to have gone to Boston in connection with the
Ward deal. It is said that the Leagua has de
cided that Ward must either go to Washington
or stay in New York, and that under no circum
stances will he be allowed to go to Boston.
President Reach's business in Boston is to
acquaint President Soden with the decision of
LExnrQTON, Ky., February 13. At Bras
field &. Co.'s sale here to-day 75 horses sold for
31.725. The best prices realized were for Ade
laide, bv Milwaukee, dam bvBayMambrino. to
W. H. Wilson, Cynthiana, Ky.. $4,750, and Ala
bana De Mer.ny Stamboul, dam Belle Blanche,
to James A. Clay, Paris, Ky., $1,700.
Looking for Pltuburgcrs.
Henry Poff, of Warren, O., is in the city try
ing to secure entries for the female pedestrian
contest which is to be held at Warren. It bad
!beon intended to hold the race next week, but
on account of the London Theater contest the
Warren race will not commence until February
2S.:Mr. Poff will remain in this clty.a few days.
WILL STOP THE BOXERS.
Boston Police Authorities Veto the Weir
Boston, Mass., February 13. It begins to
look as if tbe fame of Boston as tbe paradise ot
pugilists was about to go into eclipse. The Po
lice Commissioners havo looked askance for
some time at the "exhibitions" to frequently
reported at longth in the newspapers, and its
members have been beseiged by citizens of
quiet tastes to put a stop to them, as is done,
for instance, in wicked Chicago.
As was stated at the time the Board inter
dicted the Lannon-Godfrey. fight, and would
have stopped it but for the technical argument
that it was a scientific exhibition before a reg
ularly Incorporated club with no admission fee.
The aforesaid club, the Athenian, the most
popular of Boston sparring clubs, has dis
banded, having been worked to death by man
agers, would-be backers atid hangers-on and
the others, who aro under closer police super
vision than ever.
This afternoon the Polico Board voted to forbid
and prevent the fight between "Spider" Weir
and Frank Murphy, which was announced to
occurat the Cribb Club on March 8, and it thus
pntaquietns on the manly art which will doubt
less be followed up sharply in all time to come.
President McDcrmitli Speaks Hopcfallr of
the Trl-Stntc League.
The propects of the Tri-State League are
looking very encouraging. Yesterday Al Pratt
received a letter from Mr. McDermlth, Presi
dent of the league. The President states that
there are plenty of applicants for admission to
the league. The indications aro that elubs
will be organized at Lima and Steubenville.
Mr. Pratt is taking considerable interest in
the organization of the league, and President
McDermith requests him to visit Ohio next
week with tho object of getting one or two
good clubs thoroughly organized. Mr. Pratt
may do this. Hamilton. O., club wants to join
the" league and may be admitted.
Still Signing Flayers.
Manager Swartwood, of the Hamilton club,
signed some more players yesterday. Amone
the number was Ed Green, who pitched last
year for the. Hamilton club. The contractor
Ed Sales, the shortstop, was also received.
Manager Swartwood is also in strong hopes
that he will sign Pitcher Springer. California.
Negotiations have been going on for some
time for the Western twirler.
Dunne the afternoon Manager Swartwood
also signed Blair, the promising young pitcher
of the East End. Blair was with the Athletics
of Philadelphia last season. It is understood
that he is to receive the limit of salary of the
A Good Race Promised.
The six-hour pedestrian contest which takes
place at McKee's Rocks on Saturday evening,
promises to be a lively affair. Already 10 con
testants have entered. Thev are as follows:
Thomas ixaughton. Joseph Young, James Wil
son, John Nash, Theo. Walter, Jacob Dewalt,
John McCoffcrv, Edward Milliean. John Scott,
Joe Lurcnt. The first prize will bo S25; second,
$15; third, 510. The race will start at 5 P. ir.
The Fittsbarg Girl Beats the Record.
New York, February 13. The women con
testants upon bicycles have finished their third
day without special incident and at 1 A. St.
the score was:
Stanley, 306 miles: Von Blumen, 292; Bald
win, 291: Snallor, 277: Wood. 248: Lewis. 247;
Oakes. 238; Hart, 224; McShane, 177; Brown, 139;
Armaindo, 130. At 1237 Miss Stanley com
pleted 300 miles, beating all records for that
Bnseball In the Roman Coliseum.
Rome, February 13. The Government con
sented to give the use of the Colisenm to the
American baseball players, but it has been
found that the dangerous state of the galleries
precludes the idea of playing in the, arena.
Doubts are expressed whether tbe police regu
lations of Rome, resulting from the recent riots,
will prevent the Americans playing here. The
teams arrived at Brindisi on Friday.
W. MEEnANS, Courtney, Pa. John L. Sulli
van was born in the Highlands, Boston, on Oc
tober 15, 1858.
Manager Phillips stated last evening that
tbe advertising expenses of the local club will
be cut down more than 40 per cent next season.
Dominick McCaffrey offered to bet S to 1,
to any amount, yesterday, that his towns
woman, Lottie Stanley, will win the six-day
bicycle race at New York.
Parnxll. the Irish setter pup by Count
Ontion. ex-Haldee. from the Option Kennels of
W. L. Washington, on tbe Baltimore and Ohio
road, has been sold by the latter to George
Oliver, of Duauesne Station.
Word comes from Washington that Presi
dent Hewitt intends to go to Europe, or send
some one in his place, to meet Ward. He does
not propose to let the Boston gentleman have
the first word with Ward. Boston Herald.
Speaking of the Columbus clnb. Manager
Buckenberger says: "Our salarv list will run
up into tbe neighborhood of 525,000, which, to
gether with the money paid for releases, etc.,
which may be estimated at $10,000, will make
our expense account about $35,000. But Colum
bus is pretty well enthused and we expect to
make a good showing financially."
Tom Pierce, of Harlem, vesterday posted a
forfeit of 50 with Richard K. Fox to match an
unknown at 114 pounds against the bantam
champion, Cal. McCarthy, the match tobe with
4-ounce gloves, to a finish, for $150 a side, with
in three weeks. Mr. Pierce will call at the
I'olice Gazette office Monday, February IS, at
2 p. si., to meet McCarthy and sign articles.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Readim.
The Sons of Temperance ofBraddock are
preparing a charter list
'Squire Holtzmau is a candidate for Com
mon Councils in Braddock.
THE Eighth ward Republicans will hold a
suggestion meeting at the Franklin school
The machinery of the ferryboat William
Thaw broke yesterday, and stopped the boat
from running about six hours.
William Sheskle, aged 59years, has been
missing from his home. No. 143 South Twenty-
The third annual meeting of the Station
Agents' Association of tbe State will be held at
tne Hotel Anderson on- February 23.
MosojroAHELA Council Jr. O. TJ. A. M. of
Braddock have decided to establish military
drill, and have elected officers for that purpose.
TnE Twenty-ninth street mill of Carnegie,
Phipps & Co.. is closed on account of a lack of
gas. The supply at other mills along Penn
avenue is very weak.
TnERE Is some talk of the Wheeling and
Lake Erie road entering Pittsburg. It is said
work on the Pittsburg division from -Wheeling
will be commenced in the spring, but there is
nothing definitely known.
The Lake Coal Shippers' Association will
hold an important meeting at Cleveland to
day, and a number of Pittsburg members will
be present. The object of the meeting is to
arrange a uniform selling price.
Westesghouse has bad prepared a car in
which he elaborately shows the full and com
plete workings of the air brake. The car ar
rived here yesterday. It will be sent on a
Southern and Western trip at once.
John Kellt, who was struck by an iron bar
at the Keystono Mills, died at Mercy Hospital,
at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. It is said that
a priest who had been called objected strenu
ously to tbe man being taken to the Homeo
The 2-year-ola child of Mrs. Griffith, Seneca
street was badly burned, her hand and arm be
ing terribly injured. The little one had scalded
her hand, and the mother wrapped it In cloth
saturated with carbon oil, which took fire from
Judge Coolet passed through the dity yes
terday bound for Chicago. He believes the rate
sheets of tbe roads should be simplified. Judge
Cooley does not believe in paying commissions,
and be is afraid Congress will not amend the
law so as to prohibit them this term. The de
cision in the suit of the Imperial Coal Company
will soon be given.
Fatal Accident to n Prominent Farmer.
SPECIAL TELEGRAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
Findlay, February 13. John "W. Hnt
sou, President of the Hancock County Agri
cultural Society, and one of the leading
citizens of thii part of the State, was in
stantly killed this morning on his farm, in
.Allen township, by a tree falling upon him,
striking him on the back part of his head
and smashing the sfcnll like an' egg shell.
Death was instantaneous... Hutson was born
in this county, and was 0 years of age.
The Special Committee ,of the Ohio
Legislature Reports in
FAVOR OP STRINGENT MEASURES.
Chartered Corporations and Private Com
panies Assailed. -
STANDARD OIL IS DOWN ON THE LIST.'
Particular Attention Is Paid to
the School Boot
. The committee appointed by the General
Assembly of Ohio to investigate trusts has
reported. They make a scathing arraign,
mentof the entire system. Several of the
leading combinations are mentioned as
especially dangerous. The principle on
which they are based is said to be entirely
false. Legislation is recommended that will
abolish every form o'f trust in the State.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Coltjnbits, February 13. The Legisla
tive Committee appointed at the last session
to examine into the subject of pools and
trusts, have completed their work and pre
pared a report to submit to the Legislature.
After a preliminary explanation as to the
work of the committee, they refer to the fact
that much had been done by other Legisla
tures and by Congress in the way of secur
ing information, and say :
Your committee, therefore, met from time
to time, and as complaints were brought to
their notice proceeded to investigate; and with
this report we hand to the General Assembly
tho testimony taken in investigation of the
coal combination and of the school book syn
dicate, and with the same will be found the
contract with the school book publishers,
which is for tbe first time made public. In re
porting your committee bas divided the subject
into three parts: First Combinations in Ohio;
second. Cause and effect of same: third, Re
Your committee finds that combinations of
different forms are in existence and that in
many industries tbe tendency is in this direc
tion, uoal combinations exist in several parts
of tbe State, and are from the necessity of
their product such as effect most directly,
quickly and certainly tbe interests of the peo
ple. THE OIL MONOPOLY.
The investigation of the Stabdard Oil Trust
by the New York Senate Committee and by a
Congressional committee shows that four com
paniesthe Consolidated Tank Line Company,
tbe Island Oil Company, tbo Standard Oil
Company and the Solar Refining Com
pany are members of that trust.
Your committee also finds that
combinations exist in the manufacture of
wood screws, matches, straw board, flour
sacks, twine and cordage, oatmeal and other
articles. The most common answer to the in
quiry of your committee of those engaged in
combinations as to the reasons why these com
binations were formed, is that competition has
become so strong and fierce that to continue in
business in the competitive way means ruin;
that many kinds of business, because of com-
Eetition, are being done at a loss, and that only
y combination can reasonable profits be
Another and common reason given is: "It is
the tendency of the times; it is inevitable and
comes as a natural step in tbe progress of
events," and ior the reason that by combination
a higher standard of economy can be reached
and cheaper production obtained. Your com
mitteo are of the opinion that no such condi
tion exists, nor is ever likely to ariso In contra
vention of the loug established and well ap
proved maxim of business, that "competition is
the life of trade," and that anydeparture there
from is fraught with danger, and will inevita
bly lead to disastrous results.
A FALSE DOCTRINE.
Your committee, therefore, utterly repudiate
the theory advanced by these combinations
that they are the natural result of the progress
of the age, or that by combinations of the char
acter referred to, a higher standard of econo
my can be reached or cheaper production ob
tained, because tbe incentive to cheaper pro
duction is lessened when competition ceases.
There can be no doubt that the evils resulting
from combiuations have already reached a
point to justify stringent legislation on the
subject, and your committee suggest in view of
that tendency to combination, that it Is but
just to the producers and the consumers of
Ohio that the General Assembly should affirm
its position on the subject and that it should
De ooue now.
The most common form of combination is the
simple agreement, verbal or written, to fix and
maintain prices at a certain point. While this
form of combination works injustice to con
sumers by unjustly advancing prices, it is short
lived, and because of advantage gained by
some members over others, tbe agreement is
soon broken. The next form, an agreement on
prices, the violation of which is enforced by
tines or forfeiture of money deposited, is
stronger, but in both of these forms of combi
nations the principle of self-interest remain,
and by reason of tho fact that some one of such
combination is snre to reap a greater advantage
than another, such combinations have within
themselves tbe elements of destruction, and it
was this fact which led up to that form of
combination called tbe trust,' In which all the
elements of self-interest are eliminated, and
each member of the combination, in proportion
to his share, received his proportion of tbe
POWER OF A TRUST.
Tbe question of what to do with incoming
competitors was met by the trust. Under the
combination a new firm entering thefield might
not affect the greater portion of the members
of such combination, but would affect some,
and such members affected would not agree to
new competitors becoming members of such
combinations. But by tbe trust the location of
new competitors would not be a question. We
must conclude tbat tbe form of combination
known as the trust is the most dangerous and
therefore should receive the most careful at-,
An examination of sworn testimony in reports
of combinations, giving tbe form of agreement,
will readily show that the underlying principle
of tbe trut is tbe community of interest, ana
can be expressed by the term pooling of earn
ings or profits by competing concerns. With
out this feature the existence of such forms oC
combination would be impossible, and it is to
this feature of such combination that your
committeo would ask especial attention of the
Tho committee have considered the general
idea prevalent that the remedy against trusts
is in the forfeiture of charters of companies in
Ohio, who shall become members of such com
binations. The opinion tbat the forfeiture of
charters would work a cure for trusts arisen
we think, from the fact that many companies
i,...,i k ,v,i. Chi. ,,,, . . ..Zit " ."" I
ter. been cramed franchises which in timo have
become of irreat value, and which, in m&n nf
.their charter beint: revoked, would revert to
tuose wno gave tnem, as in tne case oi street
But iu the case of private corporations no
such situation exists. As no loss of property
would ensue, some form of association would
be found, and under such form the trnst would
bo continued. Your committee recommends
such legislation as will prevent any combina
tion by competing concerns, the result of
which shall be to fix prices, to restrict produc
tion, or for pooling of earnings or profits, and
that proper penalties be provided forvlolations
of such law.
A SERVANT GIRL'S STEAL.
Appropriates SI. 000 and Deposits It,
in a Bank.
Omaha, 'February' 13. Rosa Anderson,
a chambermaid employed in the family of
Edward Maurer, who keeps a saloon and
cafe in this city, was arrested to-day on the
charge of robbing her employer. It is
thought her peculations will reach $4,000.
Maurer is wealthy, but rather careless in
handling his money. He was accustomed
to out the day's receipts in a box in his
room when he closed up at midnight with
out counting it, and then deposit it the
next morning. For some time he thought
he observed a deficiency in the pile in the
morning, but thought nis wife was get tin"
a little money on tie sly with which to bay
him a present, and for a time said nothifae
about it. . rs
Last nighf, however, 'he marked his
greenbacks and to-day, with the aid of an
officer, discovered 3110 of the bills in a box
in Eosa'i room. There was $85 more there
which she admitted having stolen, and it
was found she had $3,000 deposited iu a
FB0M OYER THE SEA.
The Parnell Commission Emperor Francis
Joseph Responds to Expressions of
Condolence Chamberlain on
the Irish Question The
ference. BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH,
London, Febiuary 1,1 To the surprise
and disgust of most of the peoplo en
gaged in the Parnell inquiry, further evi
dence relating to the 7-year-old boycotting
outrages and speeches was given yesterday.
Tbe 'President of the commission has more
than onco hinted more or less plainly that
there had been too much of this sort of thing.
Tbe outrages are not denied, the speeches are
admitted, and long ago it was evident the evi
dence had been amply sufficient to raise a gen
eral question of the complicity, culpability or
responsibility of tho Constitutional movement
and its leaders. President Hannen expressed
some mild surprise at the courseadopted by tho
Attorney General, and Sir Charles Russell pro
tested vehemently against going over the old
familiar ground, but the Attorney General
doggedly persisted, and, as usual, their lord
ships gave way. Everybody is yearning for
the time when the crucial point of the forged
letters shall be reached, or for a series of Le
Carons; or, in fact, for anything calculated to
relieve the deadly dullness similar to that
which characterized the proceedings yesterday.
In S!eht ot Each Other.
Mr. Chamberlain was a guest of the'GlaSgow
Liberal Club last evening. Commenting upon,
the inactivity of the Liberals be said that the
harvest was ripe, only the reapers failing.
They had not disagreed on all points of tho
Irish question. He invited bis colleagues at
the Round Tablo conference to publish tho
scheme of land reform which was compiled at
that conference, and of which Mr. Morley had
said that if they did not actually agree they
were iu bigut ox one anotner.
Will Represent America.
The statement is revived that Mr. Coleman,
the Secretary of tbe American Legation, will
represent America in tbe Samoan conference.
The students of Pesth yesterday resolved to
send a deputation to tbe Chief of Police to pro
test against tho arrest of Takacs, one of their
leaders. The students afterward attempted to
make another riotous demonstration. They
were dispersed by the police.
O'Brien Suffering In Jail.
Mr. O'Brien, who is now in Tralee jail, is very
weak. He has been ordered better focL
Seven more arrests have been made in connec
tion with the murder of Police Inspector Mar
tin at Oweedoie.
Condoling With the Emperor.
Emperor Francis Joseph yesterday received
the Presidents of both Houses of the Hungarian
Diet, who presented him with resolutions of
condolence passed by their respective Houses.
In reply to the remarks of the President of the
Upper House tbe Emperor said: "My trust in
tbe Almighty, the firm support afforded me by
m beloved wife and the heartfelt sympathies
of my peoples, afford me strength to fulfill my
duties as a ruler. I expect the House of
Magnates to lighten my task by their traditional
loyalty and to assist me to realize my inten
To the President of the Lower House he said:
"With God's help I will not falter in fulnlling
my duties. I rely upon tbe House of Repre
sentatives to support tho Government, which
enjoys my full confidence, in the spirit, wisdom
and judgment required by the exigencies of the
Revising tho French Constitution.
Premier Floquet, in the proposal which he
will submit to the Chamber of Iteputies to-day,
avoids specifying a scheme for the revision of
the Constitution, simplv declaring that a re
vision Is advisable.
M. De Lannscn moved an amendment that
"in view of the fact that a revision can be use
fully effected only by a constituent assembly
especially elected, tbe Chamber decides to refer
the revision to such assembly." The party of
the Right has decided to vote for M. De Lann
ensan's amendment, which will also have tbe
support of the "Appeal of the People" party.
The Radical Left, after a protracted meeting,
agreed to support M. Floquet. General Bou
langer will tako part in to-day's debate.
Tho Amiable Ameer.
The Ameer of Afghanistan is circulating a
rumor of approaching war with Russia. It is
alleged that he is beheading 300 persons daily
for interfering with frontier traffic.
A CHANGE OF HEN LAWS.
Important Resolutions Adopted by tho Na
tioaal Association of Builders.
. Philadelphia, February 13. The
National Association of Builders, in con
vention here, devoted to-day to the consid
eration of reports of committees appointed
at the last annual convention. The report
of the Committee on Lien Law led to an ex
tended discussion, which finally resulted in
the adoption of the following resolution:
That this association send to the Legislature
and Governor of each State District and Ter
ritory in the Union a request tbat action be
taken to secure the amendment of lien laws so
that they will only protect actual personal
labor performed by journeymen and laborers
upon tbe property liable to attachment, in
amount not to exceed the value ot 24 days'
work for each individual entitled to protec
tion, and the claim of tbe direct contractor,
and that all filial bodies be recommenaed and
urged to do their utmost to secure in their
various State Legislatures the above desired
Before the session adjourned, the New
York delegation offered the following, which
Tbat tbis convention uses its influence and
recommend to the Legislatures of different
States tbe passage of a law making it a felony
for any person or association to prevent or
binder any American youth from learning some
trade or handicraft.
ARE T1IEI THE E0BBEKS?
Three Dlep Arrested Last Nisbt for the EC
The authorities at "Wilkinsburgnow think
they have arrested the men who have been
committing the numerous robberies in that
locality. At 10 o'clock last night Burgess
Smith, Constable Boss and 25 citizens of
Wilkinsburg went to the homes of Edward
and Abner Clark, and James, alias Shorty
Dougherty, at Homewood, and arrested
them on suspicion of having been the per
petrators of the St.CIairrobbery early Tues
day morning. The arrest was made upon
the statement of a citizen of Wilkinsburg,
wnu aiicjjts iiiai at aoout -au on wie morn
ing of the robbery he met these young men,
iok oi uib rouoery ne
acting buspiciously. on their way from
"Wilkinsburg to Homewood. The men were
taken to Wilkinsburg and locked up.
B0NPIELD WILL GO TO WORK.
He Writes His Besiirnntlon and Attacks tbe
Chicago, February 13. Bolice Inspector
John Bonfield, who is under suspension
pending investigation of his alleged mal
feasance iR office, tendered his written-resignation
to-day. He reviews the im
broglio which ended in hfs suspension and
in black and white, caustically renews his
former.verbal assertions that Mayor Eoche
in suspending him was actuated only by po
Mr. Bonfield says the department rules
forbid an officer engaging in any other busi
nesswhile a member at the force, and that
as his circumstances make it necessary for
him to continue eanringa4iving,his resigna
tion is imperative to take effect lorwith.
ANOTHER INDIANA- DEFAULTER.
Vermilion County's Trensury Is Short About
Twelve Thousand Dollars.
Teeee Haute, February 13. It is made
public that "William L, Porter, who has
just retired from the office of County Treas
urer of Vemillion " county, is short about
$12,000 in his accounts. He has deeded all
of his property in trust for the benefit of
his bondsmen and it is thought they will
not lose anything.
Porter yet retains the good opinion of all
who know him. He did not dissipate or
speculate. His cenerosity toward friends
was the cause of his loss. Furthermore he
conducted his business in a loose way, leav
ing everything to his "deputies.
COUNTING THE VOTE.
A Large and Gay Audience Watches
the Proceedings, Which Are
ENLIVENED BI FUNNY MISTAKES.
Harrison and Morton Are Declared to be
EIGHTH CABINET OFFICES. CONFIRMED.
Lltlls Difficulty Expected Between Two House
The vote of the Electoral College was
formally recorded in a joint session of Con
gress yesterday. Harrison and Morton were
declared duly elected, and there is now no
excuse for deferring the payment of election
bets. The nomination of Norman J. Col
man as Secretary of Agriculture was con
firmed. There is a little difference between
two committees'and the reference ot a bill.
Quay has recovered his old-time health and
spirits in Florida, and will soon return to
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DtSFATCB.l
Washington, iebruary 13. Such an
audience as is rarely seen, except on funeral,
inaugural and similar occasions, assembled
in the House of Representatives to-day to
hear the count of the vote of the Electoral
College for President and Vice President.
It was a decidedly uninteresting perform
ance, but it requires little to attract a crowd
to the Capitol, and it was not surprising
that long before the assembling of the
House hundreds were unable to gain admis
sion to the galleries. After the assembling
of the House the crowd on the floor grew
"Wives and families of members, acquaint
ances, politicians, lobbyists had in some
mysterious means gained admission to the
floor, filling the seats and crowding the
spaces back of them, ladies even standing
on the backs of sofas and clinging to the
gas fixtures of the wall, none of which ex
alted positions were interfered with by the
officers of the House. It was a kind of free
and easy, go-as-you-please arrangement all
round. There was almost an entire lack of
order and decorum in the early part of the
Senators Manderson and Harris were the
tellerson the part oi the Senate, and Eepre
sentatives Ermentrout and Baker, of Penn
sylvania and New York, on the part of the
House. Ermentrout contributed cause for
the outburst of laughter while reading the
vote of Florida, by starting to say the vote
for Vice President was cast ior Levi P. Mor
ton. The possibility of such mistakes
seemed after that to throw the tellers into a
sort of a panic, and there was a perfect epi
demic of blunders, which reached a climax
in Senator Harris giving the vote of In
diana to Graver Cleveland.
SASSINO A SENATOR.
There was a great roar of laughter at this,
which bronght forth a stern rebuke from
President Ingalls, and for the rest of the
time there was better order, but the tellers
continued to be decidedly nervous, and to
enunciate so indistinctly that Senator Ed
munds understood Senator Harris to read
only 20 votes instead of 30 for Penn
sylvania, and corrected him in
such a manner as to lead to a sharp
retort from Harris, who forgot for the mo
ment that he was a mere clerk and not a
Senator of the United States. The spectacle
of a clerk "sassing" a Senator was so gro
tesque that there was another Tipple of
laughter, in spite of tbe ringing of tbo gavel
of President Ingalls. Of course, there was
no objection to the conuting of any of the
votes, and the utter tcdiousness of the count
was relieved only by the blunders of the
tit all Tna ,. v ...... n.. i...iuu.l. I.J!..
closely associated with the inner social cir
. cle of the administration, Mrs. Carlisle was
the only one present The President's gal
lery had several occupants, but ther were
all obscure, and Mrs. Cleveland did not
make her appearance, though she often sits
in that gallery on occasions of more than or
dinary interest. It was not her day.
A MATTER OP COURTESY.
Prospects for a Fig lit Over tbe CowIe
ISrzCUL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.
"Washingtou", February 13. The Com
mittee on Ways and Means did not make
their report to-day on the Senate tariff sub
stitute as it had been announced they
would, for the reason that the minority
were not ready to make their report.
Mr. Mills said to the correspondent of
The Dispatch that, as a matter of
courtesy, the majority must await the
minority report. It is expected that it will
be ready Saturday. Between this and that
time it is possible there, will be a livelv
fight over the reporting of the Cowles bill
for the abolition of the tobacco tax, which
was referred to the Committee on Appropri
ations instead of the Committee on "Ways
and Means, its natural reference. The
Committee on Appropriations will hold a
meeting to-morrow for the consideration of
the bill, and it is said that a majority of the
committee are determined on a favorable
report, notwithstanding the hesitancv of
members of the committee to do anything
that would seem discourteous to the pther
committee. There is already a deal of bad
feeling between the members of the two
committees, and if the bill be favorably re
ported there is little doubt that it will lead to
some lively scenes when the time comes for
Qnny Has Been a Fishing;.
rSrZCIAI. TEX.SGRAU TO THE DISPATCH.I
"Washington, February 13. A letter
received from Senator Quay irom Florida
states that he will return to Washington the
latter part of next week. The Senator has
been greatly improved in health by his hol
iday, and has caught any number of fine
fish. He will return braced up to receive
tbe onslanght of office seekers with patience
Tbe Eighth Cabinet Officer.
"Washington, February 13. The Sen
ate to-day confirmed the nominations of
Norman J. Colmanof Missouri, Secretary
of Agriculture; Ira M. Krutze, of Indianap
olis, Register of the Land Office, North
Yakima, Washington Territory.
One Lot Striped Snrnh Silks 30c
Under price and very good value.
JOS. HOItNE & CO.'S
Penu Avenue Stores.
Marvin's Orance Rlossom. Have Yon Tried
Marvin's Orange Blossom soda cracker is
undoubtedly the finest cracker ever pro
duced. Try it and be convinced. ttsu
Mew Printed and Plain India Silks,
45c, 50c, 60n, 65c, 51 00, 1 25 and to 53 50
a yard choicest patterns. Several hun
dred pieces received within thelast fewdays.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Great Bargains In Baby Clothes. 0
Our entire line closing out at greatly re
duced prices. Horne & War?,
ths 41 Fifth ave.
A Fifty.Inch Suiting; Cloth at 48 Cents,
For value unequaled at this price. .Spring
shades and dark colorings only 40 cents.
Jos. Hobne & Co,'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The PEOPLE'S STORE
531 and 533 Wood Street, Pittsburg.
GREAT REMOVAL SALE
Cloak Stock Must Go.
Entire Balance Stock Winter Wraps at FIFTY CENTS ON THE
Just one-half the original price is the way we have marked our 'en
tire stock Ladies', Misses' and Children's Winter Wraps.
We have still a good assortment Seal Plush Sacques, Seal Plush
Jackets, Seal Plush Modjeskas, Seal Plush Wraps, Long Winter Garments,
braided and embroidered; stripe and check Raglans, Newmarkets,
Jackets, etc, etc.
Balance of our Misses' and Children's Winter Wraps. Price cut
same as on ladies. Come quickly for choice. This is a square mark
down and no nonsense about it. Bargains in every department.
CAMPBELL & DICK.
THE BITER BITTEN.
Continued from First Page.
single tax idea and the Australian ballot.
Many legislators listened. Simpson.
NEW INSURANCE LAWS.
Bills Affecting OIntual Benefit Societies and
Real Esinto Title Companies.
FROM A STAIT COUBESPONDE5T.J
Habmsbukg, February 13. Mr. Lytle,
of Huntingdon, to-day introduced a bill to
bring mutual beneficial insurance societies
under the control of the insurance depart
ment. The bill provides that any corpora
tion or association licensed to do business in
the State, or incorporated by the State, which
Issues certificates, policies or contracts of in
surance on the lives of its members, in which
their payments to delray the expenses of nran
agement aro specified or limited, and In which
their liabilities for tbe discharge of such cer
tificates, policies or contracts of insurance are
not limited to fixed or artificial premiums, but
where thev are or mav in an v desrree become lia
ble for assessments, and whether the income for
the discharge of such contracts be derived
from admission fees, volnntarv contributions.
donations, dues, or post mortem assessments,
together with interest or accumulations
thereon, or any of them;and when such income
in excess of the current payment of losses and
claims held as a trust for the payment of death
or other policy claims, shall be deemed and
held to be during tbe business of life insurance
on the plan of assessment, or upon the plan of
assessment noon surviving members, and shall
'be amenable to the several acts relating to mu
tual assessment corporations; provided, that
nothing in the act shall be construed to apply
to benevolent, secret, or fraternal orders dur
ing such business under the lodge system.
The Committee on Corporations reported
favorably the bill empowering real estate title
compauies to hold real estate in cities not ex
ceeding 5,000acres, in other parts of' the State
not exceeding 10,000 acres, for the purpose of
selling and Insuring homes. The bill provides
that the said companies may insure tbe lives of
the uurcbasers of such homes, and in case of
death apply tbe insurance money to the pay
ment of mortgages on such homes.
In the Senate to-day a bill was introduced by
Mr. McLain defining what companies shall be
liable.to the Insurance laws. Under the provi
sions of the bill all companies operating on tbe
assessment plan and not conducted under the
lodge system are deemed insurance companies.
OLEO AND DRUGS
Famish Texts for Arguments In Committee
Important School Legislation.
rFBOM A STATT COBBESFOXPEST.I
Hasbisbtjbg, February 13. The House
Committee on Health and Sanitation to-day
heard Philadelphians against Mr. Marland's
bill to repeal the oleomargarine law, and
listened to Pittsburgers in favor of it. Pitts
burgers also argued in favor of Representative
Shiras' bill to permit druggists to sell drugs on
Sunday. The bill will be reported favorably
with an amendment 'prohibiting the sale of
proprietary medicines on Sunday. The bill in
troduced by Senator Rutan early in the session
to cive traction railways power to consolidate
will be reported favorably to-morrow.
Senator Robbins bas sent out circulars to
school superintendents asklnc their views con
cerning his uniform text book bill. Mr.Lytle's
bill to establish a board of education provides
for a system of text books to be prepared by it
and a"l mill tax for the necessary expenses.
Studies in civil government are made a re
quirement, and teachers after 1890 must be
able to pass an examination in them. Tbe
school book publishers are fighting Bobbins'
The Legislative Committee of the State Edi
torial Association bas called a convention of
newspaper editors and publishers for Tuesday,
February 28, to consider Mr. Fow's libel bill.
A MATTER OP MONET.
Statesmen Want to Know Who is to Foot
tho Nnatlcnl .school Bills.
ITHOlt A STAFF COBBESFOSDEST.J
Hakrisbubg, February 13. The Senate
bill to establish a board of nautical schools,
to provide and maintain a nautical school
for the education and training of pupils in
the science and practice of navigation, passed
second reading in the House after a great deal
of debate, participated in by tbe Philadelphia
members and 3Ir. Wherry, who wanted to
know who was to pay the expenses a point
not stated in the bill. It is understood Phila
delphia volunteers to pay the bill, but the
State will undoubtedly be called on a little
later to shoulder at least a portion of the ex
pense. Philadelphia's idea is merely to give
the project of making sailors a friendly boost.
SPRUNG AT THE WRONG TIME.
A Matter of Interest to Soldiers Presented
When Stntenmen Were II an err.
FROM A STAFT C0UUESP0SDEXT.I
Haeeisbtjkg, February 13. In the
House to-day Mr. Blackburn (Westmore
land) asked unanimous consent to offer a
resolution requesting our Senators and Rep
resentatives in Congress to vote for tbe bill giv
ing former soldiers the difference between
the pay they received In greenbacks and tho
amount they should have received in gold, pre
suming that greenbacks were a depreciated
currency. Unanimous consent was refused,
because it was a long ono ana the members
wanted to go to dinner. It will come up in reg
THAT INSURANCE BILL.
Brooks Thinks It WllfCTork No Hard.
ships on Tmiarnnee Companies.
fFEOJt A STAFF COKRXSPOSPEST.J
Habbisbtjbg, February 13. The valued
policy insurance bill, which was recoii
mitted, will be returned to the House to-morrow
with a favorable report. The commit
tee so decided to-night. Representative Brooks
says; "1 consider this no hardship on tbe insur
ance companies. They needn't insure a prop
erty at more than It Is worth. I notice that a
roan who places a mortgage on a property sel
dom mistakes its value, and insurance acentx
ar,e just as smart as other people."
Money for Gettysburg-.
(SPECIAL TXLZGUAM TO TBI DISPATCH.1
Harrisburg, February 13. The Appropria
tions Committee gives $10,000 to the care of tbo
Gettysburg battle field and $10,000 for the
further purchase of land on the battle field.
Tbe Valley Road's Report.
fTKOM A STAFF COKBESPODEST.l
Harrisburg, February 13. The Allesheny
Valley Railroad's report to the Department of
Internal Affairs shows total earnings of S2,071,.
030: expenses, $1,191,256. Passengers carried ona
mile in Pennsylvania, .21.173,013. The net cost
per mile to carry them was 1 4994,000 cents.
SATS IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
The Optional Clause In tbe New Inter-31a-nlclpal
BUI Is Off Color.
JTBOJI A STAFT COKBXSPOSDIST.l
Hakkisbtjbg, February 13. The inter
municipal bill has been recommitted by tha
Senate, and members of the committee say
that in view of the decision of the Supreme
Court on the act of 1874, they wilL take
plenty of time to consider the bill and make it
as perfect as possible. As a result of this, it
may be positively stated that the bill wiU not
pass the Senate until after the February elec
tions. In tbe opinion of ex-Judge Cummings, of
Williamsport. President of the Inter-Municipal
Convention, the optional clause inserted in the
new bill is unconstitutional. "There are op
tional clauses and optional clauses," he says,
and tbe one in the act of 1874 was for the pur
pose of harmonizing tho cities of tbe Common
wealth, while the intent ot the present one is to
diversify them. Hence its unconstitutionali
ty." Tbe committeo will not let go of the bill
nntlJ 'he de
until tne decision oi tbe Supreme Courtis
Bills Passed Finally and Favorably Ke
ported In Both Branches.
rsrECIAI. TXLXGBAM TO TBE DISPATCB.1
Hakrisbubg, February 13. In the
Senate to-day the bill making the first
Monday in September a legal holiday, to be
known as "Labor Day," passed finally.
In the House,among the bills reported favor
ably, were the following: Makins appropria
tions to Morganza Reform School. Western
Pennsylvania Institution for tbe Deaf and
Dumb; Senate joint resolution amend
ing the Constitution abolishing the poll tax;
relating to streets and sewers in cities of the
second class, (the Allesheny bill); allowing;
library, religious ana charitable or beneficial
societies, organizations and corporations to
hold property of the yearly value of $30,000,
and no greater extent; to prevent tbe delivery
of bread on Sunday; to prohibit and punish
persons bnying scrap Iron, brass, copper, etc
from irresponsible persons.
r ' it
For Western Penn
sylvania, snow, warmer,
variable winds. For West Virginia, Ohio
and Indiana, fair, except light local snows
along the lakes; warmer,northeasterly winds,
Pittsburg. February 13. 18S9.
The United States Signal Service omcerin
this city famishes the following.
Mean tenia.. is
70 a. x
10:00 A. X 14
1.-0OP. M. it
7:00F. M 21
Maximum terns 3
Minimum temp.... 12
Kanze - 11
KM I. JI IS
Hirer at 5 p. H.
last 24 hoars.
3.3 ftt a fall of 0.2 feet la to
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Beowssviiii River closed. Weather
cloudy. Thermometer 20 at 6 p. M. '
Mokoaktows River closed. Weather
snowy. Thermometer 35" at 4 p. it.
Warren River 1 foot 7-10 inches and
stationary. Weather clear and cold.
IF YOU HAVE
MALARIA OR PILES,
SICK HEADACHE.DUMB AGUE,COSTrVE
BOWELS, SOUR STOMACH, and BELCH
ING; it your food does not assimilate and you
have no appetite,
will cure thee troubles. Try them; you have
nothing to lose, but will gain a vigorous body.
Price, 25c per box.
Headquarters for Fresh Drugs, Pro
prietory Medicines and Pure Liquors.
The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Drug
House in Pittsburg.
One of the secrets of our success is we aim
to treat our customers as wo wish to be treated
ourselves regarding quality and purity of
goods. This conrse makes permanent custom
ers, besides wo make uniform low prices to alL
In oar retail department buyers and customers
will find a larger and more complete stock than
elsewhere, embracing a full stock of all the old
and new proprietory preparations of the day.
And buyers will not only save money and time,
but annoyance bv calling on us direct. As
wholesalers we offer big indncements to deal
ers. Wo buy all our goods through first hands,
brokers and the manufacturer.
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY
of Pure Wines and Liquors for medidnafpur
poses, embracing full lines of both Foreign
and Domestic at prices for tbe age, and qnal
Ity of tbe goods that is not, and cannot be met,
some of which we quote:
Pure eight-year-old export Gnckenherajer
Whisky, full quarts, 31 00. or $10 per doien.
Overbolt Pure Rye, five years old, full quart.'
$1 00, or $10 per dozen. j
Finch's Golden Vvedding. ten years old, full
quarts, SI 25, or 12 per dozen.
Gin, Pure Holland, our own import, full
quarts, $1 25 or J12 per dozen.
Danville's Old Irish Whisky, quarts, 51 SO, or
$lo per dozen.
All of the different varieties of California
Wines you purchase from us are the very best
and only 0 cts. for full quarts, or So 00 per do
Please accompany all orders for Wines or
Liquors with cash, P. O. order or draft. We
are now declining all C. O. D. orders, owing to
Judge Menard's (of Mercer, Pa.,) late decision.
JOS. FLEMING & SON, Druggists.
felO 412 Market street, Pittsbur& Pa.-