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THE PITTSBUltG- DISPATOH, TUESDAY, -MARCH' 12,'
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HEY MOST BE GOOD
Propositions Submitted by
Phillips to Dimlap to.
KEEP THE BOYS IN LINE.
Arrangements for the Reception of
Spalding's Teams at New York.
ALLEGHENY GUN CLUB ORGANIZED.
drain Says Sullivan Drinks to Avpid
GENERAL SPOETBG EWS OP THE DAT
Fred Dunlan, captain of the local team,
lias bad submitted to him a series of propo
sitions by Manager Phillips, relative to the
discipline of the team. Testerday the man
ager received a letter from Dunlap stating
-that he will consider them with much pleas
Tire, as he is extremely anxious to have all
the players conduct themselves in the best
possible manner both on and off the field.
Manager Phillips refused to say what the
propositions are, bat remarked: "ily idea is
that both captain and manager who want
players to do njjht, morally and otherwise,
must get the example and then discipline of a
rigid kind can fearlessly be enforced. There
are many ways in which pood examples can be
Riven, and the propositions pertain entirely to
IT IS A3T OLD SXOET.
Of course the declarations of better discip
line both on and off the field have lost their
force by repetition. Such like resolves come as
regularly as the annual schedule, and it is very
seldom that any improvement is tberesult.
Hon ever, Mr. Phillips, it would seem is taking
a stepin the right direction in requesting the
captain to act strictly as be would have others
act. Certainly this is not suggested as in
timating that captain has not heretofore acted
the gentleman in all respects. He has; but
the morality of baseball has now become such
an important question tliHoo many safe
guards for is protection cannot be established.
However, it is interesting to note the many
attempts at framing moral codes of rules for
the respective clubs in face of the classifica
tion plan. It has been claimed hy'the advo
cates of that plan that it will guard the moral
conduct of the players. If it can do half in this
respect what has been claimed for it there will
be little need of model rules of discipline. All
that is needed is active corps of detectives.
But it would appear that alter all there is not
that faith in it that has been asserted.
ABE ISi GOOD SHAPE.
Dunlap, in the letter yesterday, said that he
and Conway will be here on the 25th inst. They
are both in excellent condition and expect to
do good work. Dunlap also states that he left
Beckley and Staley at Hot Springs and that
they are also in the best of bhape. Stalcy is
displacing remarkable speed and his arm Is all
lhe local team will appear this year in uni
forms of new colorsand exceedingly attractive.
Orders were given yesterday to AL Pratt for
two suits for each player. The traveling suit
will beas follows: Black shirtand pants; orange
belt and black and orange striped caps. The
stripes will rnn up the caps and the stockings
w ill be black and orange. The stripes will be
an inch and a quarter The suit will be com
pleted with a Norfolk jacket of a black
and orange color, lhe other suit will be tho
dress suit, and will be an exceedingly pretty
one. The shirt and pants will be white, with a
black belt. The cap will be black, and orange
stripes running round the cap; the stockings
will be halt black and hair orange, the upper
half being black, so as to contrast with the
white pants. Manager Phillips says orange and
black is Harvard's colors, and will certainly be
.lucky for Pittsburg. The colors to him are
'really so inspiring that he already has vivid
dreams of the pennant.
A GREAT PROGRAMME.
Hove the Boys Will be Received In New
-JSFECIAI. TELEGBall TO TBI PISPATCH.l
" New York, March Ik Chairman A. G.
Mills, of the General Committee to receive tho
Australian baseball party, is hard at work ar
ranging the several committees that are to as
sist in making the affair a success. A plan is
being mapped out for the reception of the
party, and although it has not been completed
as yet, it will give some idea of the fun at
Upon the arrival of the party on April 6 they
will be brought to this city on the special boat,
containing only the members of the General
Committee and the newspaper men. The boat
will land at the foot ot West Twenty-third
street and the party will be taken to the Fifth
Aienup Hotel in carriages. Lunch will be
served at the hotel, after which the party will
be conveyed to the Brooklyn baseball grounds,
where tbey will witness the game between the
New York and Brooklyn clubs, In the evening
it is quite likely that they will visit one of the
theaters in the city. On Monday they will play
their first game in this country and in the even
ing the great banquet at Delmomco's will take
MORE GOOD ENTRIES.
Becelman, Connors nnd Messier Will Start
in the Big Race
Peter Hegelman and Joe Connors, of New
York, yesterday forwarded their entries for the
big six-day go-as you-please contest that is to
take place in this city. Tbey state tbafthey
are both in active training, and are confident of
sharing the prize money. In the last Madison
Square contest Connors covered 536 miles, and
he thinks be can do better.
H. O. Messier, the champion heel-and-toe
walker of the West, has also forwarded
entry from Omaha, Neb. Messier has some
markable records. He walked in a six-u.ij
straightaway contest 463 miles, and in 72 hoars.
12 hours daily, he has covered 32S. He is confi
dent that in a go-as-you-please contest he will
be near the lront at lhe finish. Hegelman
states that all the prominent Eastern pedes
trians will be here. Tom Cox, the Parkersliurg
champion, is faming daily, and is determined
to be near the front.
AS OLD TRICK.
How SoraeTonshs Tried to Defeat Prltchard
in a Fight.
Particulars of the recent battle between Jim
Hayes and Ted Pritchard, near London, En
gland, are to band. Pritchard is the man who
is anxious to fight Dempsey. The battle be
tween the two first named was with two-ounce
gloves and spectators paid $3 each to see it.
The Hayes party had a gang of toughs at the
fight, and when five rounds were fought,
Pritchard had him so dead settled that the
toughs broke into the ring. Mr. B. J. Angle,
who acted in the late fight in France, was
referee, and he heroically gave the fight to
Pritchard. The stakeholder, however, has
been notified by the Hayes party to not pay
over the stakes. The English snorting pacers
censure the conduct of the Hayes people in the
-strongest terms. Pritchard showed himself to
be a-vety clever fighter.
Abat Those Articles.
On Sunday The Dispatch Informed Its
readers that Tom Delehanty ami Harry Nikirk
had agreed to fight a battle according to Lon
don prize ring rules. The two pugilists signed
a copy of articles which was left in this office
as public prop rty. In stating the fact of the
proposed battle Thk Dispatch legitimately
drew attention to the fact that the "articles of
agreement were verv lax," and wonld permit
either man to refuse to fight without cost.
This timely and friendly reminder prompted
the probably over-sensitive young man
vho wrote the articles to imagine things
that couldn't possibly be suggested by
the reminder to anybody except those
.' f the most jealous and suspicious tempera
ment. Sundays statement never lor one mo
ment assumed, either directly or indirectly,
that NiUrk and Delehanty don't want to tight.
The contrary was assumed, but certainly it was
fair and friendly to point out that the articles
were not "clinrhers." This is done on all occa
sions where it Is necessary, and it Is to be hoped
that experience and tact will some day teach
some neople this important fact Most cer
tainly ikirkand Delehanty each want to fight,
but as far as their present articles of agree
ment are concernea tney migut as wen aepena
eauu umers worn.
Some Flattering Words.
A few days ago Mr. Woods, formerly the
sponser and manager ot the Steubenville club,
spoke very flatteringly of Allen, the new in
fielder of the local club. Mr. Woods said: "I
have known Allen a long time, and I am cer
tain that he is the coming infielder of the
The Allegheny Goo Clnb is New Rendy for
The Allegheny Gun Club Is now a fact. It
was thoroughly organized last night at the gun
store of F. F. Davison. Ohio street, Allegheny.
The meeting was largely attended and exceed
After adopting a constitution the following
officers were elected for the next 12 months:
President, James O'H. Denny; First Vice Pres
ident, William SL Kennedy: Second Vice Pres
ident, Charles Richardson; Third Vice Presi
dent, William Littell; Secretary and Treasurer,
Charles A. Robb; Eield Captain, F. F. Davi
son: Directors, Dr. W. H. Hamilton, William
B. Means, T. J. Haworth.
For the time being the shooting ground of
the club will be the Exposition Park, the use
of which has finally been granted by the offi
cers in charge. The organization, represent
ing some of the best shots in the city, will cer
tainly rank among the foremost. The game
and fish protective feature of the club must
commend itself to all who feel a conscientious
sympathy for our depleted forests, fields and
The club proposes to erect one of the finest
clubhouses in the country, in the near future,
where visiting sportsmen may always find a
hearty welcome. With such material as the
Nnrthside Gun Clnb possesses, and the bril
liant future obviously before it, the Herron
Hill Gun Clnb will have a dangerons foe to
contend with. It is proposed to establish a.
rifle range of 100 and 200 tards, when the club
secures grounds out the Electric road, that all
members may have their tastes catered to. It
is the intention of the club to hold weekly
shoots and annual tournament for its mem
bers, at which valuable prizes will be offeied.
Following is a list of the charter members:
Drs. Hamilton, McCann, M. T. E. Moore, B. B.
Smith, James W. Dickson, John S. Phillips.
Messrs. James O'H. Dennv.Frank Denny. Win.
B. Means. Richard Geyer, U. Balrd, R. W. El
ton, E. W. Geyer. W. T. Geyer, John Robb, R.
Taggert, James Stewart. W. E. Littell, G. Au
frect, Thomas Pusev, Wm. Dein, Then. Sproul,
Wm. Seiffert, W. H. Singer. J. R Hostetter.E.
G. Craig. Chas. C. Donnell, Elmer E. Young.
Charles Richardson, W. M. Kennedy, Charles
Hostetter, W. H. Graham, Charles Robb, Ar
thur Kennedy. John Dippold, Samuel Bell,
William McPherson. Charles Schoemaker,
Richard Thompson, John II. PumelL Clarence
B. Johnson, James Bell, T. J. Hawortb, Dr.
Easton, W. S. Bayne. S. L. Bogss. Thomas
Cook, Dr. Christy, G. E. Painter, F. F. Davi
son, C. A. Painter.
AN ENGLISH OPINION.
Interesting Comment on the American
In a long editorial on the visit of the Ameri
can ball players to England, the London Stand
Fifteen years ago, an effort was made to in
troduce the game into England by the Boston
Baseball Club, the Athletic club, of Philadel
phia, playing a series of exhibition matches in
England and Ireland. To the great disappoint
ment of the Americans, the pastime found no
favor with us. The attendance at thematches
was poor, and, so far as we can gather, there is
not at this moment a single baseball club in the
United Kingdom. In this respect the game
fared worse than Lacrosse, which is in Canada
what baseball is in the United States. For a
time Lacrosse seemed to have equally failed,
but though it Is not now regarded with actual
enthusiasm, Mr. Sachs and his colleagues have
succeeded in keeping up a certain interest in
There is better hope now for baseball, though
so wedded are we to cricket that it is doubtful
if the new game will succeed in deposing the
old one of any of the enthusiasm which is be
stowed upon it Still, the American pastime is
well worth seeing, and it might almost be said
that until a student of International manners
has witnessed a contest at baseball, he is
scarcely in a position to properly appreciate
the American character. It is not merely the
national game; it is almost the only one in the
great Republic. 1'here are a few Americans
who play cricket, and a few more who have
taken an Interest in football and lawn-tennis,
since the time when Wendell Holmes stigma
tized his young countrymen as a "pasteboard
backed crew." Yachting is popular among
the wealthy, just as rowing in becoming more
and more general among the same class as
those who practice it on this side of the At
lantic But baseball is the great game Even
the persons who do not play talk about those
who do, and pay their money to see them.
SULLIVAN'S REASON FOR DRINKING.
Kilraln Says It Is to Avoid the Proposed
Bautijiore, March 1L Jake Kilraln leaves
this city to-night for New York and sails
Wednesday afternoon ,ior England. When
asked to-day regarding his match with Sullivan,
"I don't believe we will fight. Sullivan is
drinking for the purpose of making bis backers
take down the money now up, and as July ap
proaches will come around with the plea of
sickness. He will not came a final stakeholder,
nor accept anyone suggested by my friends or
backers. This trip of mine to England will not
interfere with the match if Sullivan shows any
disposition to fight."
Western Baseball Troubles.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 11. A cloud
of threatening proportions has appeared on the
horizon of the Western Baseball Association.
The Minneapolis Club had leased the grounds
in the center of the city, and to-day asked per
mission of the Common Council to erect the
necessary grand stands .and seats. Alderman
Laye. representing the ward in which the
grounds are located, objected seriously, on the
ground that "baseball parks are unmitigated
nuisances." Action on the matter was deferred
to Monday. Manager Morton says if Council
refnses to permit him to use the park he has
selected he will disband his club at once and
offer his franchise for sale. Minneapolis is the
second city in the Western Association, and
its disbandment at this time would bo a thrust
at the very life of the organization.
A Bis Entrr.
The revised list of the entries received for
the Great Eclipse stakes, for 2-year-olds, three
quarters of a mile, to be run at the inaugural
meeting of the New York Jockey Club on the
new track in Westchester, shows the number
to be 210. .
There are 89 nominators, the largest being
the Dwyer Brothers with 15: Augurt Belmont,
9; John A. fc A. H. Morris, R. W. Waldeuand
Santa Anita stables. 8 each; Castle stable, 7; D.
D. Withers, George Heart-t and W. L. Seott
with 6 each, and William M. Conner 5. Four
have 4 each, 11 S each, 19 2 each and 65 1 each.
Jockey Clnb Stakes.
rerxciAt. telegram to tiix dispatcbm
New Yore, March Ik The nominations
made for the stakes of the 'National Jockey
Club's spring meeting, which begins April 24,
are: Youthful stakes, for 2-year-olds, 22; Brent
wood stakes, for 2-year-olds, 30; Analostan
stakes, for S-year-olds, 20; Biggs House stakes,
for 3-year-olds. 14; Congressional handicap, for
all ages, S3; National handicap, for all ages, 22;
Army and Navy stakes, for all ages, 25: Senate
steeplechase, tor all ages, 10. About 70 horses
are now at Ivy City, ami they have been train
ing for the races since Wednesday of last week.
Sullivan Drunk In New Haven.
lSFT.CI.lt. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
New Haven, Conn., March 1L John L.
Sullivan and a party of friends from Bridge
port arrived here this evening and went to the
Globe Hotel, where tbey proceeded to ran
things in their own style. Tom Morgan, Sulli
van's old manager, was a member of the party.
They were all drunk and caused considerable
disturbance, breaking glasses and chairs pro
miscuously. The bartender of the Globe and
several inmates of the house were roughly
handled before the party quieted down.
New Orleans Winners.
Ne&t Orleans, March 1L The weather to
day was cloudy, but the track was fast and
there was a large attendance.
First race, half mile Oarsman won in 51)4 sec
onds. Los Webster second, Caspurine B third.
Second race, four and a half farlonjrs Mcltow
11ns: won In 50 seconds, Dolly O second, ' Ictress
Third race, five-eighths of a mile Morns won In
1-.05H, Lamont second. Doubt third.
fourth rare, three-quarters or a mile Sympa
thetica Last won in l:19,llcMnrtryiecoira, Oars
A Letter from Tener.
Al Pratt received a letter" from John Tener
yesterday, dated Rome. Tener goes on to say
that the most wealthy and aristocratic crowds
that ever assembled nut doors have witnessed
the ball games in Europe. He speaks highly
of the treatment that the players are receiving
from Mr. Spalding and the public generally.
H( dops nnt rpfpr tn tliA nnpRtinn nf whether
or nof he will play with tbe Chicagos this year.
McAnllSr'n K!e Clinllrngr.
New Ycrk, March 1L Jack McAuliffe. the
light-weight puglliHt, accompanied by Billy
Madden, Bob Drew and a number of other
snorting men, oiled at the Police Gazelle to
day and announced his readiness to meet any
man In the world for 2,600 to $5,000 stakes and
WILL GO TO AUSTRALIA.
Fognrty nnd Wood Arrange to Teach Bnse
ball There. .
tsrECIAX. TELEGF.AM TO THK DISPATCH.!
New York, 'March 1L The Philadelphia
A'ews publishes a letter from James G. Fo
garty, the clever outfielder of the Philadelphia
club, who is now making a tour around the
world with the Spalding party, in 'which ap
pears the following paragraph:
"When the Chicago and All-America play in
Philadelphia about the middle of April, 'Jack'
Wood and I will be in the game, this being
positively our last appearance on any diamond,
having already made arrangements for con
ducting the national game in the principal
cities of Australia
The Athletics may not sign Gleason this
Boston ball players will report on the 23th
President Soden is quite satisfied with the,
The Marquis of Queensberry Will sail for
England with Kilraln to-morrow.
These are four letters in this office for Will
iam Nokin, the pedestrian. Two of them are
Muldoon and Cannon have signed articles to
wrestle best two in three falls Graeco-Roman
style, in private, for $150 a side.
Whenever Dunlap takes the trouble to go
to Hot Springs it means that he intends to be
heard from the following season. Look out
for Pittsburg this year. PMla. Press.
A committee of pool sellers from this city
visited Chief of Police Murphy in Jersey City
last week and tried to make arrangements
with him that would permit them to sell pools
In that city. The Chief emphatically refused.
It is probable that they will find a place on the
Jersey side of the river, however, either in East
Newark, Hoboken or Weehawken. N. Y.Svm.
SHOT, BUT NOT FATALLI.
An Accident That Quickly Broke Up an
Amateur Dress Uehenrsnl.
New Yobk, March 11. The young mem
bers of the Badikale Arbeiterbund, an East
side Socialistic organization, were yester
day in a great state of excitement, all
on account of thwarted dramatic
enthusiasm. For weeks ' it has
been tfie ambition of these young
-amateurs to give their Socialistic elders a
dramatic treat. They chose their play,
a drama known as "The Traveling Vaga
bonds," with three characters in the
cast, a shoemaker, cobbler and car
penter. They practiced long and faithfully
and on Friday night determined on a full
Now, it came to pass that old blood for
once was just as enthusiastic and deter
mined as young blood, and when the cur
tain went up in front of the brilliant stage
in Clarendon Hall, lo and behold, there
were the old folks promptly on hand.
Rapid explanations were followed by a tem
porary.truce, and the injured actors, whose
"enstniiiDfl" hail hnnn hvnbAn nunl r-r vfTi
out uiinb uau uvtiA uiuivU) ncuh wu niiu
theirrehearsal. In the course of the play, how
ever, the cobbler lost his head in the fire of
his dramatic realism and pulled the trigger
of his shotgun, and a little girl being hit in
the cheek with a cotton plug forgot what
was due to her hosts and yelled for speedy
removal. The little girl was not hurt and
nobody thought she was, but the dress re
hearsal came to as distinct a'n end as if blue
mnrder broodet there.
Before Fred Scharman, the proprietor of
Clarendon Hall, could get upstairs and see
what was lhe trouble, there was not a soul
left to tell the tale, save the loud-voiced
little girl and her father. On Saturday the
story grew and grew until it was an
nounced as a positive fact that the hall
had been used bv a band of Socialists
for practice with Minie rifles. Yesterday
Mr. Scharman was notified by those in au
thority that the proposed entertainment
must not take place. At 9 o'clock last even
ing Mr. Scharman notified the authorities
that they need not worry, as neither the
shot nor the shooters had attempted to come.
A UNIQUE CIOCK
Inherited by a Phllndelphlan From His
-A most unique und valuable clock is
owned by Dr. J. Newton "Walker, of Phila
delphia, Fa. It is a production of the Louis
XVI. period, and was purchased in France
for 500 francs by the grandfather or the
Its most interesting feature is the super
structure of bronze, copper and brass, which
contains an historical scene from the last
stage of the French Revolution, during
the Beign of Terror. The scene is a
subterranean prison beautifully worked
in bronze and copper. A Girondist
of bronze has been imprisoned to
die by starvation. His feet are chained to
two huge stones represented in brass, while
on each of his wrists are attached light chains
fastened to several weights. Seated near
him is a bronze figure of a beautiful girl,
bis daughter, who is allowed to see him
once a day during his imprisonment.
A NEW INSURANCE FRAUD.
An Indiana Agenl's Ingenious Scheme to
Best Several Companies.
Mt. Etna, Ind., March 11. S. "W.
Yernard, a prominent man of this place,
has disappeared from home, and evidences
of his crooked business methods
are numerous. vernard was , agent
for several'fire insurance companies, and
collected premiums which he failed to re
mit to the companies. His method was to
write insurance for less than than the regu
lar premium, collect the money and send in
the report, which, of course, was always re
jected. Bccently the facts began to come to light
aid "Vernard resorted to forgery to raise
money to pay his dupes. He was abont to
be arrested when he disappeared.
A MISFIT CROWN.
The Emperor of Germany Has His Diadem
The young Emperor of Germany has or
dered his court jeweler to change the shape
of his crown and model the improved edition
after the exact pattern of the coronation out
fit of Charlemagne. A French journal sug
gests that the crown ofWilliam the Victori
ous and Frederic the Noble ought to be good
enough for a youngster who thus far has
done nothing more remarkable than snub
bing the German Liberals and assisting his
court bigots in driving his mother into
exile. The Berlin wits cannot risk such
outspoken comments, but express their
opinion by a caricature of a snub-nosed boy
trying on tin antiquated head dress about 40
sizes too small for his skull.
The New President's First Fair.
Atlanta, 6a,, March 11. An Inter
State Fair Association has been organized
to hold an exhibition next fall. President
Harrison has given private assurances that
he will attend. The exnibition will be rep
resentative of the manufacturing interests
A 9Iad Fellow.
New York Sun!
Harry De Jenks has blood in his eye.
Jack "Was he mad?
Harry No. The fellow who hit him
Onr First Millinery Opening Serine, 1SS9.
To-day, "Wednesday and Thursday, over
100 imported pattern bonnets and hats.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
A Bis Cnt.
We have made a big cut this week in
prices in suits for boys and children. It
you want boys' clothing at hall price come
this week to the Hub; remember everything
must be sold and now is your chance lor big
bargains in clothing for men and boys. Call
at the Boston Clothing House, 439 Smith
Coal Operators Insist That Wages
Must bo Keduced, While
MINERS TALK THE OTHER WAY.
The Annual Joint Convention Will Meet at
A STORMY SESSION 18 LOOKED FOR.
Very Noticeable Decrease of Shipments Daring the
The Joint convention of miners and
operators will meet at Columbus to-day.
The latter will demand a decrease from last
year's wage scale. The miners will insist
on no reduction, and some will ask for an
advance. Coal shipments in this region
have decreased greatly owing to the mild
weather and the use of natural gas and oil.
1SFZCIAX. TELEGRAM TO THE PISPATCB. I
Columbus, March IX The joint con
vention of miners and mine operators will
be held here to-morrow, and the Scale Com
mittee, composed of operators and miners,
will submit a report of their proceedings to
the joint convention. The delegates from
the Miners' Progressive Union began to ar-i
rive to-day, and in the afternoon a short
session was held for consultation. All the
union delegates have instructions to accept
no scale of prices for mining lower than
that of last year. Several delegates are in
structed to ask for an advance.
This condition of affairs places them in a
positive position. They represent the senti
ment of mincYs in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania
and other States. In fact there is a general
feeling against a reduction in the price of
mining. The operators, it is generally un
derstood, will ask for a reduction over last
year's scale. In the Indiana block coal
fields the operators, several days ago,posted
notices of a reduction ot 10 cents per ton in
the nrice of minine. and held a meeting at
Indianapolis yesterday for the purpose of
taking united action.
A SEDUCTION WANTED.
The Ohio coal operators have not given
notice of a reduction, but will fight lor it
in the joint convention. It is generally ex
pected that the joint session will be lively
and protracted. Tbe miners are anxious to
have the scale settled without any serious
disagreement, but it is doubtful if they will
accept a reduction. The Ohio operators
claim thefc- cannot do business unless they
are able to put coal on the market cheap
enough to compete with other districts.
The Ohio operators have been compelled
to seek a market in the extreme Northwest
on account of the increased use of natural
gas and crude petroleum as fuel. Here they
come into competition with the Illinois coal,
which is not only nearer the market, hut
more cheaply mined. In Southern Illinois
coal is mined and loaded on cars at 60 cents
a ton, the mining being done by machinery
The miners claim, however, thatthis coal
does not enter the markets sought by the
Ohio operators, being shipped principally
to St Louis. In the vear 1888 the shipments
of, coal from the Hocking district, which in
cludes Shawnee and Sundays Creek, were
128,216 tons less than in 1887. The loss from
January 1 to February 1, of the present
year, was 82,825 tons. There have been
losses in all tbe coal fields this year, how
ever, occasioned by the mild winter.
Last year tnere was an increase ot 418,000
tons in "Western coal shipped into Chicago.
This represents a considerable Joss to Ohio
operators and they are very anxious that
something be done to recover the business.
To this end they claim they must have re
duced railroad "rates and lower prices of
mining. The price of mining in the Hock
ing Valley is 70 cents per ton in the winter
and 65 in the summer, 'as fixed by last year's
DISFRANCHISEMENT FOR CRIME.
Some Offenders Who Mlcht Properly be Ex
cluded From the Foils,
The complete disfranchisement of men
who have been guilty of the lesser offenses
would not be just or expedient. Such men
ought to have space for reformation. The
first term of their disfranchisement might
well be brief. Conviction for drunkenness
or disorderly conduct might exclude from
the polls for one year. More serious mis
demeanors might entail a longer disfranch
isement. And it would be well to give
large discretion to the authorities who grant
pardons, and who regulate indeterminate
sentences, that they may restore suffrage
more speedily to those whose conduct in
prison has been exceptionally good. But
we should make sure that every conviction
under the criminal law works some tem
porary forfeiture of political privilege. "We
should make it plain to the dullest mind
that good conduct is the indispensable con
dition of the possession of the franchise;
that those who wish to take part in mak
ing the laws must refrain from violating the
Some offenses should be followed, as now,
by perpetual disfranchisement. That all
felonies should incur this penalty is not at
all clear; many ot those committed to our
prisons lor crimes of passion may, under
proper care, be reformed and rendered use
ful members of the State. That door should
by no means be forever closed against them,
nor should the opening of if be left to exe
cutive clemency. The felon's record in
prison should determine whether he may,
atter a space, be restored to full political
privileges. But there is one class of
crimes for which tbe laws of many of our
States do not entail any political disabili
ties which ought to be punished everywhere
by the final forfeiture of political power.
These are the crimes against suffrage itself
bribery, both in the briber arid the bribed,
fraudulent voting, the falsifying of returns
and the like. Ho man convicted of one of
these crimes ought ever be permitted to vote
again. Some of the States with a moral ob
tuseness on this point which is positively
. grotesque, provide that a man caught in at
tempting a crime ot this nature shall lose
his vote "in that election." "What a sense
of the sacredness of the suffrage the men
must have had who could frame into a
statue such a grinning gibe as that The
man who strikes with a 'poisoned dagger at
the very heart of the republic he shall not
be allowed to vote "in that election. "Could
the force of anti-climax of a priori theory
go farther? Such an offender deserves to
be banished and forbidden ever again to set
foot upon oar soil under penalty of death;
certainly the lightest punishment that can
with justice be meted out to him is perpet
ual exclusion from the franchise.
TO TEST TEA.
A Hussion Flan to Discern Adulteration of
A Bussian analyst, writing to the papers,
gives th'e following us a test by which tea
can be proved to be genuine or not Take a
pinch of tea in a glass, pour npon it a little
cold water," and shake it up well. Pure
tea will only slightly color "the
water, while a strong infusion is
quickly got from tnt adulterated
or painted leaf. "Now boil both sorts sepa
rately and let them stand till cool, and the
difference between them will be most marked.
The false tea will become still stronger after
long standing, but will remain transparent,
whereas the pure tea will become muddy or
milky. This last appearance arises from
the tannic acid, which is a natural property
in pure tea, but which in artificial tea is
Nnm Kee Sins; KeeeWes Bis Name With
Considerable Ceremony Christening-
of a Chinese Merchant's Heir.
New Yobk, March 11. For the last few
weeks there has been an nnusual number of
social affairs in aristocratic Chinese circles.
Fortunately for the dwellers in Mott street,
the season of Lent in no "way affects their
festivities. The brilliant series of receptions,
"conversations" -and high teas, which have
been the talk of the social world in that part
or the town recently, reached its climax yes
terday on the occasion of a baptism, at
which the most prominent people of lower
Mott street were present A few years ago
Hi Kee came to America to make his for
tune, and started out in life with a modest
little shop, where the principal things for
sale were sugar cane, Chinese candles and
gew-gaws. He prospered sufficiently to
marry a youne woman, two years ago; who
enjoys the distinction of having been born
in San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Hi Kee to-day were the
proudest couple among the little colony
ironi tbe Orient To the Chinese the baptism
of a child is no less an occasion forcongratu
tions, good wishes and offerings of praise
than those of fairer skins and shorter hair.
The particular cause for gratification and
pardonable pride on this occasion was the
fact that the child was a boy, for a son and
an heir is more to a"Chinaman than a whole
family of girls. The baptism' took place
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kee, No. 44
It was hardly a baptism, for the sprink
ling of water plays no part whatever id the
bestowing ot aname upon a Chinaman's son.
There are many points of difference between
a Chinese and Christian baptism. The hour
set down for affixing to the beir of Hi Kee
and his wife So Kee a name by which he
should from that time bo known was 3
o'clock. No guests were admitted to the room
where the ceremony was to take place until
promptly on the stroke of the hour. At
that time the other rooms were filled with
guests, stately and solemn-looking, silent
and bowing. For once the swift wag of
their tougues had ceased.
- When the door of the front room was
thrown open by Win So, third priest to the
mighty Joss, godfather to the heir and offi-,
ciator at the services, those present fell into
line and, with gravity and dignity, marched
two by two into the outer rooms. At the
head of the? line of men (the men precede
the women), walked Stet Sun, "the well
known tea importer, who was to be god
father to the young heir, the officiating
priest always being a' formal godfather to as
many children as may be named by him.
The five ladies present as guests cam? di
rectly behind the men, led by Mrs. Kee, her
assumed seriousness of expression'scarcely
hiding the pleasure and pride on -her deh-cate-leatured
face and her narrow, shining
On a bed, spread with a spotless covering
of white, lay the child, the tiniest, most
fragile bit of a bundle of gaudy silk and
olive-tinted cheeks. About his neck hung
a string of gold beads, there was a band of
gold about his diminutive head, gold brace
lets encircled his small wrists, while two
ivory rings with gold fastenings were
clasped around his ankles, beneath which
were beautifully embroidered shoes, which
seemed to be no larger than a man's thumb.
A YOUNG CONFUCIUS.
The guests walked in silence before the
bed, the young heir blinking up at them
with all the wisdom of Confucius in his
face. When the last couple had filed past
the bed they gathered about the center of
tbe room ana w in no, the officiating priest,
picked up. the bundlevf silk and carried it
to a place before the guests. As yet no
word had been spoken by any one. Then
the priest bowed almost to the ground three
times,his face getting longer and longer un
til he let ont a string of Chinese words, 'Brat
to the father and then to the mother.
There had been stationed in the room
three Chinese musicians, and as the last
words fell from the priest's mouth, a sudden
noise of a screeching, one-stringed violin
and two piercing wind instruments broke
out. This lasted only a moment, however,
and there was no Chinese drum, this being
used especially at funerals. When the
hideous music had stopped, all fell to chat
tering like mad around the father and
mother. All the party knelt down before
the altar and sang the Chinese national air
with such a volume of melody that little
Mun Kee Sing howled in sympathy.
Then tea was passed around, and every
one emptied a few drops from their cups on
Mun Kee Sing's head. The drops were hot,
and the baby yelled, but the Chinese im
agine that unless the baby does yell under
those circumstances that bad spirits absorb
the drops, and have a malignant effect upon
the younster's life.
Bice was scattered over the boy as well,
and everyone grabbed a joss stick, which
they lighted and waved frantically. Win
Lo at this moment approached, and, taking
the boy from Stet Sun's arms, pronounced
the solemn words over him which, being
literally translated, mean, "Take from
others anything that you don't have your
self." CHARMED BI A TRAMP'S LIFE.
A lO-Year-Old-WenlthyBoy Who Persists
In Living on tbe tlond.
New Yobk, March 11. John A. Walsh,
10 years old, and the son of a prominent
architect of Savannah, Ga., was surrendered
to the custody of a private detective from
that city Saturday bv Superintendent
Wilkin, of the Brooklyn Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The
boy had been arrested'on Fulton street
Wednesday by Officer Grant, of the society.
He has an interesting history.
Nine months ago he was found asleep un
der the Sands street exit of the Brooklyn
bridge and arrested as a vagrant and turned
over to the Societv for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children. At tbe time he
alleged that he was a nephew of
Senator Leland Stanford, of California, and
that his home was in San Francisco.
He Said he bud been cruelly treated at home
and had run away; that he had-stoleu rides
on the different trains until he had reached
Denver, Col., where a kind-hearted old
lady bought him a.ticket for New York on
his representation that he was an orphan
and was on his way here to hunt for rela
tives. Johnny's story was investigated and
found to be false in every particular. About
that time Superintendent Wilkin was noti
fied to look out for a son of Architect'
Abram w. waisn, ot bavannah, ua., who
had run away from home and had been
traced to Jersey City. The description of
the missing ooy taiiiea witn tnat ot super
intendent Wilkin's prisoner, and when
questioned the lad confessed. He was sub
sequently seuit uw;& iu 1113 uome.
Last Wednesday he again turned up in
Brooklyn, and was again taken before
Superintendent Wilkin. This time he said
his parents had died of yellflw fever at Sa
vannah. His story was doubted, aud a dis
patch to tne untet ot ronce ot savannah
proved that he had lied He had run awav
from home a second time. The detective
from Savannah who took him in
charge told a reporter that tramps
bad induced the boy to leave home on the
first occasion, and that life on the road
seemed to have a fascination for him. He
was away'from home two months on the last
trip. During tnat time a wealthy aunt had
died leaving Johnnie propertv estimated to
be worth 540.000. The boy will be sent to
an industrial school on reaching Savannah
and care taken that he does not again escape.
When the liver fails to act, and yon are
bilious, and out of sorts, use Br. Jayne's
Sanative Pills to bring about a healthv ac
tion of the liveitSnd remove all distressing
Onr First Millinery Opening Spring, 1SS9.
To-day, Wednesday and Thursday, over
100 imported pattern bonnets and hata.
Jos. Hobne & Co, S
Peon Avenue Stores.
PURE. CIT'JL SERVICE
Is Deemed Hecessary ty President
Harrison, and He Will
LIVE DP TO THE REFORM PLANK.
Some Democratic Orders Will Bo More or
. less Modified.
CAUSES KbTNECESSART F0RREM0TXLS
Changes to Ba Made Slowly and EeprcsentatlTes to he
President Harrison ha! declared himself
on civil service. He will stick to the plank
in the Bepublican platform, but will modify
some of his r.redeeessor's rulings. ' He does
not think it is always necessary to give
cause for removals. Changes will be made
slowly and at the suggestion of the people's
Washington, March 11. It is claimed
here upon what is considered good author
ity, that President Harrison has already
mapped out a policy for his administration
to follow respecting civil service reform,
and in addition to what he had to say on
the subject in his inaugural address, the fol
lowing points from an interview had with
him by a party of Congressmen who called
upon him are significant and interesting.
The visitors had presented the claims of cer
tain individuals of their choice for appoint
ments. "I have," said the President, "determined
to live up to the plank relating thereto in
the Bepublican national platform and shall
select men to fill the offices from among the
representatives of the Territories themselves,
where fit persons may be found. In Alaska
there are no party organizations, and no
public press, which makes it necessary
that the Governor of that Territory
should be a man of such high character as
not to need such supervision as officials in
other Territories are subjected to because of
the existence of political parties and the
printing of newspapers. I shall endeavor
for this particular office to find a man who
will not need any such spur to do his
THE EAILWA-Y MAIL SEEVICE.
The attention of the President was called
to the inefficiency exhibited in the railway
mail service because of tbe discharge or old
and tried employes to make room for Demo
cratic henchmen, whom the late adminis
tration endeavored to protect by promul
gating ao order placing the service nnder
the provisions of the civil service rule.
"I shan't revoke that order." said tbe
President, emphatically, "but I shall rnodi-
ly it somewhat.
This remark he repeated. "I shall," he
continued, "have the rule touching rein
statements changed where it is 'specified
that a dismissed employe may be restored
witnin one year. i snail nave tne woras
'within one year' stricken ont"
The President said that the order would
be further modified so that it would take
effect on the 15th of June instead of the 15th
One of the delegation expressed the opin
ion that the present system of examinations
for entry into the railway mail service was
not a fair test of the fitness of candidates.
"Then the way to do," retorted the Presi
dent, "is to make them so they will be fair
tests." He said also that the different Su
perintendents should hold their subordinates
to a strict accountability in the performance
of duty, and inefficient men should be
BEMOVALS FOB CAUSE.
On the subject of removals from the gen
eral classified service President Harrison
said: "I have told-some-of my mugwump
friends that I believe tho provision relating
to removals should be change'er so that a
cause would not need to be specified. I
would not have a man removed simply
because he belonged to one political
jparty or the other and there should be good
ana suDsiantiai reasons lor tne dismissal oi
clerks and officials generally, but I hold
that it is not necessary that the cause should
be specified or given in all cases. There
might be good reasons for following a con
trary' course and withholding informa
tion." Respecting appointments generally the
President said he should follow the sugges
tions of Senators and Representatives, the
men chosen by the people to represent
their wishes, and he expected those
gentlemen to be conscientious in
the matter, and recommend only
good men for office. The' President, in con
clusion, urged his visitors to go slowly and
not press too hard for the removal of the
present incumbents of offices. He said in
effect that he wanted to be sure he was right
in every cose, then he would go ahead.
A POPULAR SUPERSTITION.
Cnrions Belief Abont Drowned Bodies Dis
covered by Moans of Bread.
Notes and Queries. 1
Among beliefs current among sailors in
our own country is the notion that it is un
lucky to turn a loaf npside down after help
ing oneself from it, the idea being that for
every loaf so turned a ship will be wrecked.
It is aso said that if a loaf parts in the
hand while being cnt it bodes dissention in
the family the separation of husband and
wife. Again it has long been a widespread
belief that the whereabouts of a drowned
body may be ascertained by floating a loaf
of bread down a stream, when it will stop
over the spot where the body is.
A curious account of a body thus recov
ered near Hull,appeared some years back
in the Grenffeman's Jilaifazine: "After dili
gent search had been made in the river for
the child, to no purpose, a 2-penny loaf
with a quantity of quicksilver putin it, was
set floating from the place where the child
was supposed to have fallen in, which
steered its way down the river upward of
half a mile, when the body happening to
lie an the contrary side of the river, the
loaf suddenly tacked about and swam across
the river, and gradually sank near the
child, when both the child and tbe. loaf
were brought up with the grapplers ready
for the purpose."
A correspondent "of Notes and Queries
maintains that it is a scientific fact that a
loaf and quicksilver indicates tbe position
of the body, as the weighted loaf is carried
by the current just as the bodyt isv This
practice, too, prevails on the continent, and
In Germany tne name of the drowned per
son'is inscribed on the piece of bread, while
in France loaves consecrated to St Nich
olas, with a lighted wax taper in them,
have generally been employed for that por
pose. NOT TO BE BDLLDOZED.
An African Sheep Attempts Unsuccessfully
to Imitate a Billy Goat.
Philadelphia, March 11. An Aoudad male
sheep from Africa, which arrived at the Zoolog
ical Garden on Saturday, was subjected to ah
attempted Initiation at the horns of an Asiatic
cashmere bill v goat, into the inclosnre of which
the stranger was placed. The initiation worked
the wrong way, for the African billy succeeded
In getting one of his backwardly turningborns
around the Asiatic billy's neck and literally
wiped up the entire inclosure with tbe frame
of the would-be bulldozer. The sffray would
have had a fatal termination had it not been
for the timely arrival of tbe keeper.
An Early Morning Fire.
At 1:30 o'clock this morning a fire was dis
covered In tbe grocery store -of Charles Lam
berger, on Pennsylvania avenue, Allegheny,
near the corner of Bidwell street. An
alarm was sent in from box 62 and the flames
were extinguished when but (800, damage had
been done to the building and stock. The fire
caught in the vicinity of a store in the rear of
the store, in which a fire had hsenlslt burning,
The PEOPLE'S STORE'
531 and 533 Wood Street, Pittsburg.
We will 'open our new
at bur old stand, on Fifth
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washing the head, for it quickly removes the oily exudations
of the scalp and by the application of clear water after the head and
hair are well lathered, the soap is instantly rinsed off" in other words
it does hot leave a gummy substance on the scalp, or the hair
harsh and stiff with dry lather. The "Ivory" is, par excellence, the
soap for the purpose.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the ' Ivory' rt '
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.'
Copvrleht 1886. bv Procter & Gamble.
HOTHlNtt LIKE IT IN M0STANA.
A Man's Feelings Were Hurt at the Inau
Russell Harrison tells a story about a
Montana friend of his who came on to
"Washington to see the Inaugural ceremon
ies, and who also took some observations of
men and things in this Eastern country.
"Montana men," said his friend, "have a
reputation for supreme 'gall,' and I always
supposed they deserved it; but I saw some
thing done "last Monday here in 'Washing
ton, that was never equalled in my country.
Two men were standing close together on
the sidewalk watching the parade. There
was a crowd in front, and a good many um
brellas were raised, so that it was difficult to
"A short man with a ladder came up be
hind the two men who were standing to
gether, rested the top of his ladder against
tbeir backs and began to climb up so as to
look over their heads. They protested, and
declared he was altogether too social. The
man came down and went away with his
ladder, but he looked injured and his feel
ings seemed to be hurt. I never saw any
thing like that in Montana."
HO NIGHTS FOE TWO WEEKS.
A Dnkotan Tells ofa Cold Spell When the
nrtb Froze to Its Axis.
Buffalo Express. I
"How are you, Colonel? Awful cold
isn't it?" said a little puny-looking man to
a big, red-faced individual as they met in
"Well, rather," said the man from North
Dakota, "but it's nothing compared with
what it was in the winter of '49. Why.it was
so cold that winter that we had no nights
for two weeks had to sleep days." Why,
how did that happen?" ,
"Well, you see abont noon one day the
earth froze to its axis, and as a natural con
sequence, it couldn't revolve.
"Yes; and they say folks in China slept
the whole two weeks.
As this is our first season in this line, our
stock is entirely new and fresh, and pur
prices are below anything you have ever
known. All grades from fie a bolt to finest
gold. Select your paper riowv
Abthtjb, Schon delmyee & Co.,
xzs 68 ana 70 Ohio st, Allegheny.
River Telegrams. -
rSPICLU, TJXIGltAMS TO TUB DISPATCH.1
Wabbo River 2 2-10 feet and stationary.
Weather clear and mild.
MOEOASTOW2C Klver 5 feet and stationary
Weather clear.- Thermometer 42 at 4 P. if.
Beowxsviiae River 5 feet 10 Inches and
falling. Weather clear. Thermometer 3T9 at
This popular remedy never fails to effectually
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sick
And all diseases arising from a
Torpid Liver.and Bad Digestion
The natural result Is cood appetite and solid
fleshy Dose small; elegantly sugar coated and
easy to swallow.
store on March 21, 1889,
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PrrTSBTTBO. March 1L 1389.
The United States Signal Service omcexla
this city lurmshes the following.
70 A. If S8
10 .-00 A. X 34
1:03 F. M 33
3.00 r. If -...
5-00F. M 43
8:00 P. K 40
Mean temp 34
Maximum temp.... 44
Minimum temp. .. 25
Ranee . : 19
Precipitation. ...- .09
BlTeratSr.x., 8.2 foot, afall or 1.2reetila th
last 24 hoars.
Blab-Class Paris and New Tork HUlIaexy
At our first spring millinery opening to
day,. Jos. Hoeke & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY
of Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses, emDracing full lines of both Foreign
and Domestic, at prices for the age and qual
ity of the goods that is not, and cannot be met,
some of which we quote:
Pure eight year-old export Gaclcenhelmer.
Whisky, full quarts, JI 00. or J10 per dozen.
Urerholt Pure Rye, five years old, full quarts,
SI 00, or $10 per dozen. ,
Finch's Golden Wedding; ten years old, full
quarts. SI 23, or 112 per dozen.
Gin, Pure Holland, our own Importation, full
quarts, SI 25, or S12 per dozen.
Dunville's Old Irish Whisky, quarts, $1 50, or
S15 per dozen.
Ramsay's Old Scotch Whisky, distfflery at
Islay, 51 50 per bottle, lull-quart.
Wiae's Old Irish Whisky, distillery at North
Mall, OOrk. $1 50 per bottle, full quart.
Kentucky Bourbon, ten years old, full quarts,
Cork Distilleries Co. Old Irish Whisky, SI 59 '
per bottle: 515 00 per dozen.
James Watson & Co.'s Dundee Fine Glenllva
Scotch Whisky. SI 50 per bottle; S15 per dozen.
Pure Jamaica Ruin, SI 25 per quart. v
Old Tom Gin, SI 00 per quart.
Gold Seal Champagne, pints, 75 cents; quarts,
All of the different varieties of California s
Wines you purchase from ns are the -very beat
and only 50 cts. for full quarts, or $5 00 per doz.
Send for complete Price List, mailed freo to
JOS. 'FLEMING & SON, Druggists.
412 Market street, Pittsburg. Pa.
Corner of the Diamond,''
Just opened, an importation of
Superior Flower Seeds,
ONE DOLLAR per package, of 100 varieWe,4
ft S !(1V
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