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Horace and His Men Beaten
on a Cold Day.
GALVIN STOPS A SHUT-OUT.
The Ked-Legs Sized Up Conway's
JOM WARD CHAKGES HIS MIND.
McClelland Offers a Big- Start to Eidge and
GEXEEAL SPOETfliG SEWS OP THE DAT
Pittsbnrg's admired aegrejration of ball
players played their first game of this year
yesterday at Cincinnati. They met the
enemy on the lattei-'s own ground and suf
fered a somewhat decisive but not inglori
ous defeat. The weather was wretched, the
grounds bad and the fieldinp of Pittsburg's
representatives shaky. "Gentle Jeems,"
as of yore, loomed up with the stick and
saved his colleagues from a shut out. He
pitched extremely well. Conway's speed
was sized up. Jjauer did excellent work.
The teams play again to-day.
ISFZCIAI. TELEOBASI TO THE DISPATCH.l
April 1. The weather
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wind was cold and raw
and the grounds were
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In spite of these un-
Lgjs. Jliciiaaui' iwiuica mc
contest was nignly in
teresting, and abounded in many brilliant
plays. The visitors came upon the field at
250 o'clock attired in their new and gaudy
uniforms of old fold and black with a Nor
folk jacket of the same color. They pre
sented quite a formidable front, with Conway
and leaner as their battery. In the opening
inning of the came the ex-Detroit twirler re
tired the first two red legs who faced him on
strikes, but in the three following Innings the
Cincinnatis did him up for six hits and two
LATER DID WELL.
Lauer. Pittsburg's new catcher, gave him
splendid support, and he also showed up well
at the bat. At the close of the fifth inning
"Gentle" Jimtmo Galvin was put in as the
twirler for the visitors, with Miller for his
catcher. The old leaguer retired the local
batsmen in order, in the four closing innings
without a hit. Conway had employed a very
speedy ball, while Galvin relied on a change of
pace, and he completely baffled the Cincin
natis. The Pittsburgs were a trifle loose in their
fieldinc, but this may be attributed to their
lack of practice work. They put up a very
stiff came, but they would surely have been
shut out witho at a run had it not been for
Gal vin's timely a nd unexpected hit for three
bases in the seventh inning, after two men had
been retired. Tile Cincinnatis presented Viau
and Baldwin as t heir battery, and they accom
plished some excellent work. Viau kept the
hits of the opposing side well scattered, and he
also proved very effective at critical stages of
beabd's bbix-liaxt woke.
The team cave him splendid support, the
playing of McPbee and Eolliday being es
pecially brilliant. Beard put up a magnificent
game at short and led the side with the stick,
having to his credit a fine triple and a single.
His three-bagger was the longest hit in the
game, and created great enthusiasm in the
The Cincinnatis started the run-getting in
the second inning, when they scored one on
Tebeau's double into right and Beard's
timely single. Another was added in the third
on Baldwin's single and wild throws by Sun
lap and Knehne. Beard's triple and Holliday's
fine single netted the local men a run in tho
fourth. Two bases on balls, a wild throw and
a couple of sacrifice hits increased the Beds'
lead to five runs in the fifth inning. The visi
tors were unable to score until the seventh
inning, when Nichol made his second hit in the
game and scored on Gaivin's long fly into right
for three bases. The latter scored on Beard's
low throw of Miller's grounder. The attend
ance was about 600.
The score: '
CKCrXJTATlS. AB. B. IB. SB. PO. A. E.
KicoI,rf.. 4 10 0 10 0
.McPhee, 2d. 3 10 0 5 5 0
Reilly. lb 4 0 0 0 12 0 0
Carpenter, 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Tebeau, If- 4 110 0 0 0
Beard, ss 4 12 0 13 1
Holliday, mf. 4 0 10 3 0 0
Baldwin, c 4 12 0 5 12
Viau, p..-. 3 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals. 34 5 6 - 0 27 16 3
pittsburgs. ab. e. 1b. sb. po. a. e.
Sunday, m. 4 0 0 0 2 10
Lauer, c 3 0 10 6 0 0
Becfcley. lb. 3 0 119 0 0
Dnnlap,2b 4 0 2 0 111
Coleman, rt 3 0 0 0 4 10
Knith,ss 4 0 0 0 2 0 1
Kuehne. 3b... 4 0 10 2 2 1
Nichoi, If. 4 1 2 0 1 0 0
Conway, p 2 0 0 0 0 11
Galvin, p 2 110 0 10
Miller, c. 10 0 0 0 10
Totals 31 2 8' 1 27 8 4
Cincinnatis 01112000 05
Pittsburg. 000O0U20 02
Earned runs Cincinnatis, 2; Pittsburgs, L
Two-base hits Tebeau.
Three-base hits Beard, Galvin.
Double plays Coleman, Beckley, Sunday,
Dunlap: Viau, JlcPhee, Reillv.
First base on balls Sicol, SlcPhee, Beckley,
Hit br pitched ball Viau.
Stolen oases Reilly. Tebeau, Beard.
Struck out TTicoI, McPbee, Carpenter, Hol
liday, Dunl.tp 2, Coleman, Smith 2.
Passed balls Lauer.
Time One hour and 45 minutes.
Umpire Jim Kcenan.
HOME MORE ENTRIES.
Good Prospect! for the Big Race The Men
Three mors entries for next week's local pe
destrian contest were received yesterday. They
were: Georgo Cartwnght, of England; Lewis
Yakum, of Wood's Run, and Patrick Kerri
gan, of Canonsburg. Yakum is entered by the
drovers, and stockmen of the 'Woods Runvi
cinity. His backers are prepared to bet money
that he will be on the track at the finish. Cart
wright is the man in whom so much hope was
centered'to beat Littlewood and others. He is
in excellent condition.
George D. Noreniac arrived yesterday and
traveled about 20 miles on the London Theater
track. He "u as never in better shape than he
is now.- HC and Manager Davjs visted the
Central Rink yesterday afternoon and ar
ranged plan Cor the track.
Manager Davis has consented to allow "the
Subtle to visit the London Theater track free
urine this week while the pedestrians are
training. This will be a treat, as toward the
end ot the week the track will be crowded
with the intending contestants. Some oi them
are covering between 3C and 40 miles per day.
Peter Gold en arrived from Erie yesterday,
and stated tkat the three-day race there was a'
The Backers of Weir and Murphy Decline
to Continue the Battle Parson Davlea
Declare Illraaelf Stronelr.
Chicago. April L Billy Myer, referee in the
Weir-Murphy fignt, this morning ordered the
men to meet at Parson Davies' place this after
noon, preparatory to going to some point out
side the city to finish the undecided contest of
Sunday morning. This was merely as a matter
of form, because be knew that neither man
was able to enter the ring. .
"It would be asslnine to compel these men to
resume." said the Streator Boy, "but I have
got to do my duty according to the article of
agreement. The men must meet again at 2
"But they won't meet if I can help it," said
"Parson" Davies, "and if I hear of any at
tempt to bring them together again I will do
all in my power to arrest everybody. The fight
cannot go on. There is a limit to endurance,
and the men have reached tbe limit."
"My duty is done," said Billy; "I do not want
to see 'em fight again."
Promptly at the appointed time, Captain
Daly.Murphy's backer, and Ed McAvoy, Weir's
backer, appeared and announced their men un
able to show up. This ends the matter, at least
for thn nrpftrnt an tlip referee can do DO more.
Both men having refused to appear at
his summons, lie is unable to award
the fight to either, the result, there
fore, being a virtual, though undeclared draw.
This statement comes from William Daly,
Murphy's baker: "Both men, though they are
game and willing to go at each other when
commanded by the referee, are phvsically un
able to do any fighting," said Mr. Daly. "Mur
phy's eyes are afi but closed, his lower left rib
is fractured, and his left arm is strained. The
Spiders' jaw is fractured, his hands are
knocked out, and be is undoubtedly injured
internally. They could not make a fight if
tbey so desired. A meeting will be held to
morrow to determine upon the matter of
further procedure in the matter."
Ed McAvoy, Weir's backer, says: "I am sat
isbedthat It will be best not to continue tbe
fight: both men are so gone that if they got
together again they would fight until one was
dead. It would beciuel to fight tbe men now.
It is simply an unfinished fight and may be re
sumed later on, but not now. The men in their
wounded condition might flounder around five
or six hoars and not strike a blow."
Weir was found by a reporter, and he did not
look as bad as was to be expected, but he said
that all tbe injury wason the "inside." His
face was somewhat swelled, and his hands were
"Look, I'm stiff," the '-Spider" said, "but
Tve got one arm yet, and 1 m ready to go at
that chump again. I'll bet he's worse off than
I am, because I made the cuss grunt more than
once. But I guess it would be better to defer
tbe meeting until some time in the future."
Murphy has gone to Beloit, Wis.
A Prominent EnslUb Authority Compares It
Do not some writers on baseball, as she is
played by Americans, overlook a point or two?
We are assured that the United States national
game contrasts favorably with our biggest sum
mer pastime cricket because of its bustle
and faster go. Compulsory hurrying and
scurrying do not of necessity constitute merit
in anything. I do not want to argue that
cricket is not a far slower business than base
ball as both are conducted. Still, all the same,
let me ask whether the comparison between
their paces is equitable? I do so, please under
stand, without seeking to detract from the
merits of our friends.' pet pastime, though I do
not care for it much personally. It strikes me
that because baseball happens to be American
it is unduly praised in this country. In the
first place the Yanks are far ahead of us in the
higher Dranches of advertising for instance,
in a method by which correspondents of news
papers benefit liberally while proprietors find
themselves advertising goods gratis. After
tbe plaj ers, whom as experts in a difficult bus-'
iness I greet most cordially, and on whose be
half I myself wrote friendly bbt uuinspired
advance notes, have left here. 1 doubt whether
tbe classes of athletes best fitted to judge of or
excel in practice of baseball will care to go in
Possibly I am a bit old-fashioned and preju
diced against tbe attempted innovation. It is
like this. I never can be brought to acknow
ledge the sense' of going back on your tracks
and wiping out the development of years. Our
cricket is, I take it, a rational development
from earlier forms of bat or stick or club and
ball. That it started from tbe same root as
baseball is not doubted. The Chicago and All
America nines show all that can bo expected in
skill and dexterity of likely athletes trained to
the particular business. I fully admit their
great merits as basebaliers. but at the same
time consider them very nearly as so much
good cricket material diverted to a lower use.
Let us suppose that we saw baseball first as a
novelty, and then after a few years were intro
duced to cricket. Should we not. most of us.
hold forth and preach on the strides the former
game whatever it may be called bad made in
affording opportunities for scientific displays?
Practically to reduce cricket to a baseball
level you must begin by making the former a'
game of tip and run, or at any rate of run in so
many balls. Time was that, when -an important
cricket match concluded earlier than was an
ticipated, crack plajers have condescended to
take part in games of tip and run. I have not
assisted at one for a long while, but, so far as
memory may be trusted, think that none could
complain of want of life or bustle in that sort
of ulav. Neither do I think that if we tried
cricket on lines similar to those of baseball as
regards necessity to hit or score Iwithin
agreed limits, such a variety would get any the
best of it among lovers of hustle and briskness.
Will baseball, if generally adopted in this
country, help develop better cricketers? is a
question well worth consideration. At first I
Serenaded myself that it would. No one can
env that it ought to do so, in throwing, field
ing.'and possibly in bowling: but here we have
solid experience to quote. Most certainly the
brightest features ot the nines' performances
are their catching and throwing. Now, we
bave had several visits from American cricket
teams, and through Australian and English
traveling companies of cricketers touring in the
States can well gauge transatlantic form, If
practice ot baseball or its study were bound to
improve cricketers in the fielding and throning
departments, why is it that the Pbiladelphian
and other United States cricketers did not
como out with phenomenal brightness in these
departments during their tours? History re
cords that they did not, and history wants a lot
of upsetting. London Referee.
THE CAPTAIN'S RUNNERS.
Pittsburg's Horseman Talks About His
. Washington Prospects.
Captain Sam Brown, tbe well-known local
raco horse owner, returned homo yesterday
from his Southern trip.
Speaking of his trip among the Southern
horses and horsemen he said that the runners,
generally speaking, look well. His own stable
is in good shape, and will leave Mobile for
Washington on Friday. The Captain says that
Green Morris ard Davis will have good horses
against him at Washington, and he, therefore,
docs not expect an easv thing. Chief Justice
has been sola to Hon. J. N. Carlisle, of Mon
tana. The horse will be entered in the Denver
bpeaking of the purchase of Bob Fisher by
Van Ness, tbe Captain said: "I don't know
what to make of Van Ness. I haven't heard
Irom him for weeKS. I am told that he has
entered Bob Fisher in some stakes in tbe East.
Tbe horse is still at the Brownsville farm and
will stav there unless satisfactory terms are
made. Some other parties are after him."
TnE COUNTY LEAGUE.
Umpires Selected and Rules and Schedule
Another business meeting was held last even
ing by the Allegheny County Baseball League.
The representatives of the 10 clubs met at the
storerooms of A G. Pratt
Each club deposited its 25 forfeit and the
treasurer, Mr. Schooley, deposited his bond, of
$300. The rules and schedule, as reported by
the committee, were adopted. The former
contains no changes of importance.
The following staff of umpires were agreed
upon: W. G. Taylor, Ernest Jones, bherman
Barr. L. C. Huckle. W. C Wilson. Mr. Ed
Scnaffer was appointed substitute umpire.
The umpires' schedule will be made out by
Secretary Barr in a few days.
Everything is now ready for the League to
begin its struggle, and tbe teams are anxious
for the opening day to arrive. There is re
markable Confidence among tbe respective
SIGNED TWO CATCHERS.
manager Ed Swnrtirood Corrals Weidmnn
Manager Swartwood. of the Hamilton team,
signed two more good catchers yesterday, at
least he signed one and accepted the terms of
the other. The two players are Weldman,
brother of George Weidman, the ex-League
pitcher, and Oldfleld. Tbe latter has a condi
tion that he won't be reserved at the end of tbe
Manager Ewartwood states that his team
-will report at Hamilton on the 15th and he will
Insist that tbey get down to bard work right
"I will demand that every
JOHN WARD'S DILEMMA.
He Does Not Want to Go to Washington!
bat Day May Force Him There.
rSFZCIAX. TELIOIULM TO TBS DISPATCH..'
NewYokjc, April L John Ward said .to
day that be would not now sign a Washington
contract, but gave no reason for changing his
mind. He called upon Mr. Day during the
afternoon, and Mr. Day explained to him that
it would be the proper thing for him to go to
Washington. Ho was expected to como there,
and arrangements had been made for him
to manage the team. What Ward said is not
known, but Mr. Day says that Ward did not tell
him that he would not sign with Washington.
Mr. Day wa asked if he wanted Ward to
stay in New York, but he did not care to an
swer the question. He said that Ward bad
had an Interview with the President of the
Washington club during the afternoon, but he
did not know what was done. The whole mat
ter can be summed up In a few words. Ward
has changed his mind, and wants to stay in
New York. He was very much against play
ing in this city when the last season ended, and
was willing to go to either Washington or Bos
ton. Now that he will be almost compelled
to go to Washington he, sees his mistake, and
is more than willing to stay here.
It seems quite likely that bad Ward said less
and thought more President Day would not
have taken the stand which he has. It can be
seen, howdver, that Mr. Day is somewhat put
out by tbe whole thing, and if Ward plays at
all next season it will be with the Washington
club. Mr. Day has not said so in that many
words, but it can be seen that he means as
A BOLD CHALLENGE.
McClclInnd Offers Ridge and Mklrk a Big
After considerable talk, it seems that a race
between the local five-mile runners will take
place. Tbe following challenge of E. C. Mc
Clelland is of a kind that cannot well be re
jected by tbe runners to whom be refers. His
challenge is as follows:
"To stop further talk and as a means of giv
ing Ed Nikirk and Joe Ridge every reasonable
inducement to win, I offer to join with them in
a sweepstake foot race. I will give each of
them 800 yards start in a five mile race: each
contestant to put up 525, the wlhner to take
tlp $75 and all the receipts; or, I will consent
to tbe winner taking 75 per cent and the sec
ond man 25 of the receipts. I now put up a
forfeit of $5 with The Dispatch. 1 will meet
Ridge and Nisirk at The Dispatch office on
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock prepared to sign
articles and put up the entire stakes."
The Chess Tournament.
New York, April L At the International
Chess Tournament to-day Tschigorin, the Rus
sian champion, claimed that he had suffered
an injustice by the reference declaring tbe
game recently played by him with Judd to be a
draw. Hearing of tbe decision he at once
arose from a game with Mason and quitted the
halL The judges subsequently awarded tbe
game to the Russian and he returned,
but allowed Mason to win the
game by forfeit. saying that he
was too excited to continue the play. To-day's
score was as follows: McLeod won from
Martinez; Bird won from Judd; Mason from
Tschigorin, by forfeiture; Burnlle won from
Gunsberg; Weiss won from Blackburn; Llp
schutz won from Gossip; Sbowalter won from
D. G. Baird; Pollock won from J. W. Baird;
Delmarwon from Hanham and Taubcnhause
from Barn.' Weiss is in the lead, having won
5 games and lost none.
A Fight nt Martin's Ferry.
Mabtik's Ferry, O., April L A prize fight
took place on the river bank near here this
afternoon between Jack Tracey and Jack
SUnn. Three rounds were fought, and Slinn,
who is the larger, won. The fight lasted nearly
20 minutes, and both men were badly used up.
A telephone was sent to the police head
quarters, bnt the participants had disappeared
when tbe officers arrived. One of the spectators
says he has seen a good many fights, but this
was the bloodiest. Tracey was arrested this
Conway will get there in a few days.
Lauer is certainly a young man of prpmise
and so is KicoL
Well, that wasn't a very bad display at Cin
The New Orleans races. were postponed
yesterday on account of rain.
Old Jeems seems to be surrounded with a
halo of glory already this season.
If a bad beginning maker a good ending
Pittsburg may win the League pennant.
The Oakland club, of tbe County League,
has signed Pitcher Muncie, of last year's Cres
sons. The club has also ordered its suits.
Captain Brown states that he tried to se
cure Jockey Stevenson but failed. Tbe Cap
tain is trying for another lightweight and Is
well pleased with Bergen.
The members of the Pittsburg Checker
Club formally took possession of their rooms
at the St. Nicholas Hotel yesterday. Several
new charter members werfe added to the club's
The Smith-Mitchell glove contest, which
should have taken place last evening, has been
postponed ou account of an injury sustained
by Smith to-day. Mitchell has agreed to the
postponement, and may not claim the forfeit
money. Smith stepped on an iron hoop and
cut his leg badly. He is, under a doctor's care.
BIG LANDSLIDE THIS JIOENING.
A Mnss of Earth and Rocks on Second
Avenue and tho B. & O.
At precisely 2 o'clock this morning an
immense landslide from the Bluff, above
Second avenue, just opposite the lower end
of Lock No. 1, fell upon the avenue and
across the.B. & O. Railroad with a thunder
ing crash. Great holders, weighing tons,
were reported by men at the lock as having
completely obstructed both the street and
l?rom the hour at which the slide occurred
it is believed that nobody was passing, and
consequently that no person was hurt. If
any person was near that mass of earth, and
rocks, however, the Coroner will do well If
he finds the pieces.
The roadmaster and a wrecking gang
were immediately notified and summoned
to the scene. Flagmen were sent out above
the pile on the tracks, and trains were held
at a safe distance. It will take several
hours to clear the road, if the slide was half
as had as reported.
SPAEKS FROM THE CABLE.
The Prince of Wales has accepted on invita
tion to dine with Mrs. Mackay.
Emperor William, attended by Count von
Waldersec, visited Prince Bismarck to-day and
congratulated him upon his birthday anniver
It is stated that a British syndicate, with a
capital of 00,000,000 francs, has offered to buy
the concession for the building of the Simplon
A thousand dock workers at Marseilles
have gone on strike. The suspension of, work is
general except on the docks of the Messageries
The Sultan of Morocco is to pay a personal
indemnity to Great Britain for the Cape Juby
affair. The British fleet will remain here until
tbe indemnity shall have been'paid.
The London Standard says that Count Her
bert Bismarck has declared that his inter
views with Lord Salisbury have resulted in a
complete understanding between Germany
and Great Britain.
There has been a noticeable exodus of Rus
sian students from Zurich since tbe discovery
was made that bombs were being secretly
manufactured there. The present where
abouts of the students who have gone is not
The Committees of the House of Commons
by a vote of 251 to 75 to-night approved the pro
posals recently submitted by Lord George
Hamilton, first Lord of tbe Admiralty, for in
creasing the strength of the Navy.
Arrangements bave been made for a
public debate in London some time in May be
tween Henry George and Mr. Samuel Smith, a
member of Parliament. Mr. Smith has pub
lished a number of essays' on political and
The eldest son of Mr. John Bright, who is
a Liberal Unionist, will contest tbe seat in the
House of Commons for the Central Division of
Birmingham, made vacant by tbe death of his
father. An exciting time is expected. The
Liberals have selected a candidate. The Con
servatives will try to induce Lord Randolph
Churchill to stand for the seat.
rs'rXCTAL TELIORAMS TO THI DISPATCH. 1
BBOWNSV11.1.E River 5 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 45 at 7 P. M.
MoboantowS River 4 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 48 at 4 p. 11.
W abbes River 5 1-10 feet and rising.
Weather cloudy and mild.
A STRIKING ATTACK
Upon a Religions Tract Circulated
Against Prohibitory Laws,
FAIRLY THONDERfl) BY C0L.M00RE
Be Hurls a Good Many Impassioned Sen-
- tences at the Saloon,
EEMIND1NG L1STEKEKS OF INGEESOLL
A well-attended temperance meeting, con
sisting of some of the best people of Alle
gheny, was held.last night at the First TJ.
P. Church on Union avenue, Allegheny,
Major Slagle presiding. The speaker of the
evening, Colonel "W. D. Moore, delivered a
remarkable disconrse on the amendment,
the main point of his argument being the
refutation of a circular now extensively cir
culated by the Anti-Prohibitionists and
containing an argument in favor of the lat
ter, based on Biblical and moral grounds.
The speaker said, in substance:
1 hpld in my hands a small sheet which is
now being diligently circulated by whisky sell
ers. It contains an argument taken from the
Princeton Review, the foremost sheet of the
Presbyterian Chnrch. The circular goes by
thousands all through the land, and it professes
to contain a scriptural argument against pro
hibitory laws, undertaking to show that no
Christian should attempt to secure tbe adop
tion ot the amendment. I have, to my intense
surprise, heard many Christian ministers tak
ing similar grounds from the pulpit, and I find
tho widespread opinion that no Christian with
any faithf nines to the gospel should try to use
law and force to stop tho liquor business. I
will try to put within your hands tbe answer to
THIS SHALLOW DEVICE
of the devil to caver up this enormous in
iquity. We are not here to advance a new system ot
morals or tbe doctrines of a newcreed,or to bol
ster up a political party, but as citizens of a
great Commonwealth to decide and answer
the coming question, namely: Is it goodfor
the commonweal to pass such an amendment?
And all sorts of morals or politics or creeds
may array themselves on this side or the other;
yet I say the question is not concerned in the
least with these circumstances. It is a soph
ism and a falsehood to say that morality and
religion are involved in this question. Tbe ob
ject is not to tyrannize over you, but to pro
tect tbe people, and if you choose to be wicked,
no power on earth can stop you.
Now, what is the fnnction of a State It is
to promote the interest and protection of its
people. It Is a folly to say that we have no
right to curb our neighbor, for we certainly
are our brother's keeper. What is this per
sonal liberty? The law says you shall not
abuse your person or go indecently clad. It
says you shall keep a decent tongue in your
head, and you shall not go along the streets
blashpheming or swearing like a trooper. The
law says you shall not conduct poolrooms or
gambling dens. It even says you shall not get
drunk, or if you do get drunk do
do so at least in the privacy of your
home. You shall not sell on the S.ibbath day,
or sell to an habitual drunkard. The law says
that tbe tatter's property shall be taken from
him, for the benefit of his family. And tbe
law says all this because, if you establish these
dens of darkness, there will come out of them
violence, bloodshed, robbery and murder!
IT "WILL NOT PAY.
We cannot afford to let you gratify your de
sires or passion at the expense of the commu
nity. And there is no collection of evils that
causes greater harm than this debauching, de
I bave no particularly high-strung views on
this subject, and no idealistic theories, but will
just apply common sense to common facts.
Anyone here who knows at all of the politics
of bis State cannot help being aware that
whisky has done more to corrupt the Legisla
ture than any other cause, and tbe whisky ring
has had control'bf tbat body from long ago.
In other words. 15,000 or 20,000 of men, by means
of a drink or two of whisky, have usually con
trolled legislation the last quarter of a century.
It is proven by statistics that the vast majorite
of criminal cases can be directly traced to tb
maddening effects of liquor, and the whole ma
chinery of justice rests on the great indulgence
in drink. It is also certain that millions of
homes are reduced and kept in poverty by the
same cause the pay-day being the day of bar
vest for the saloon-keeper. It is also certain
that 100.000 people in this country, and 1.000,000
in the East, perish everyyear, perish miserahly,
andjf we can believe the Bible, perish eter-
AN IMPASSIONED PICTURE.
From the happy tide of dne New Year's until
the bells ring in the succeeding year, there
marches over this land and over the world a
mighty army of despairing, damned and doomed
fellow creatures. It is equally certain that
there are hundreds of beaten and broken
hearted wives, who try to gain consolation from
strong liquor. And tbat mighty army of the
lost does not only represent the. scum of the
land it contains all that is fair and good and
grand; tbe talent and beauty and glory of our
race I All along the pathway of your life, you
have knowu some of these wrecks, born to fill
a pauper's grave.
You know that we are all overshadowed and
surrounded by the presence of this mostpotent
temptation on this earth, and you cannot tell
at what hour a husband, a child, a wire or a
parent will become a victim, falling when at
tracted by these resorts Where so much of art
and music draws on to destruction! Yon can
not pass along tbe street without being virtu
ally solicited by this devouring, whirling
Now, if this representation be true, do you
wish to keep this state of things in contin
uance? Is this not equally, as of old,they ap
peal from the mount: "This day choose ye if
God shall be the Lord, or Baal shall be the
THE QUERY DIRECT.
' I ask not as a Christian, nor as a politician,
but as a citizen: How can you say to jour
son, "Don't drink," and then deposit a vote
against this amendment? It is all very well to
talk of moral suasion. Suppose you say to the
soft-tongned wily destroyer, who ent ers your
home: "O, good, kind destroyer, please go
away and don't harm my poor, innocent childl
O.please do, good destroyer!" Or again, to the
bu rglar: "O, my dear .Mr. Burglar, don't come
into my housel There's a good fellow; now
don'tr' That is very effective, is it not? And
so it is with motal suasion. It is good and
right; but a statute is just, and belter.
For thousands of years, since drunkenness
began, how many bave prayed to the publican
tbat he should at least respect the Sabbath,
should show a touch of conscience ana not
take the last penny from a drunkard's family!
How much do you think they care for such as
this? Pity is not theirs, and never will bel In
short; if j ou don't kill whisky, whisky pill kill
This was followed by short addresess by
the Eev. D. S. Kennedy and Major Slagle
on the amendment, and the meeting then
03LI SWEET SEYE&TEEN.
A Young but Qneer Girl Commits Snlcldc by
Minneapolis, April l.Adele Menard,
a 17-year-old girl living in this city, com
mitted suicide to-day by shooting her
self. She has been acting queerly for some
time, and was probably insane. Last sum
mer she suddenly disappeared from home,
leaving a note saying that she was about to
drown herself. She was found ten days
afterward masquerading in male costume.
She said she had been living in the woods.
She was to have been married in about a
month alter being brought back home, but
her intended husband disappeared on the
wedding morn. Since then she has been
even queerer than before, and her freaks
culminated in her suicide this afternoon.
a SOME FDN IN PK0SPECT.
A Lively Mnnlclpnl Election Promised at Bu
St. Louis, April 1. Thenight before
the city election is an exciting one. "Work
ers of the two great parties are exerting
every effort to carry the day, the Democrats
to regain lost ground and the Sepublicans
to maintain the advantage given them by
the November victory. To-night an even
ing paper which bolted the Eepublican
nomination, entile out with the nnnnnAo.
mentthaf Colonel James G. Butler would 'I
withdraw irom tne ticKet. xnis is denied
by the Republicans. There will be lively
times at the polls to-morrow.
A N0TEL WAR SHIP.
The Navy's Coming Ram It Is Planned for
Washington, April 1. In the naval
bill which was approved March 2, 1889,pro
vision was made for the construction of one
ram for harbor defense of the latest im
proved type to be of the highest practicable
speed. For this purpose an appropriation
of $400,000 was made, and a further provi
sion was contained in the hill to the effect
that the ram should be of domestic manu
facture. The .board officers intrusted with the
preparations have about completed their
work, and tbe dimensions of the ship as
planned by them are as follows: Length,
205 feet; breadth, 30 feet; breadth over spon
sons, 36 feet; depth, 18 Jeet; light draught,
11 feet; fighting draught, 13 feet; displace
ment, 1,500 tons.
An idea of this, new craft may be best con
veyed by her appearance, which is cigar
shaped. That is, she, approximates the
spindle form, though none of the sections
are circular. Prom this it will appear that
when in the water the exposed surface is
what is familiarly known as a "turtle
The body of the craft is entirely of iron,
with a double skin, divided into compart
ments by nine watertight bulkheads. The
sheathing of oak is carried about three feet
below the water line and entirely over the
top of the vessel. This oak affords a back
ing for plate armor three inches thick from
the apex of tbe spnnson to two feet above
the load line, and thence decreasing to one
and one-half inches at the crown of the
deck. A novel and valuable feature of the
snout of the ram is that the apex, where the
main force of the blow will be felt in ram
ming, is removable, so that a new one can
be easily substituted in case it be twisted
off by the collision.
Another novel feature of the ram is her
pilot house, which, being the only exposed
point iikely to be' injured by shot, is ren
dered impregnable by being built up oT
concentric rings of crucible steel 20 inches
in thickness. To give the ram handiness
she will be fitted with twin screws 14J feet
in diameter. The vessel will be able to re
verse instantly and go astern as fast as she
can go ahead. The calculated speed of this
ram is 13 knots, but a speed of 14 knots is
thought entirely practicable.
HAPPI IN SPITE OP PAEENTS.
A Yonng Couple In Virginia High Life Run
Away and Get Itlnrried.
I6PICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Petersburg, Va., April 1. There ar
rived here last night from Dinwiddie county,
Miss Indiana B. Jone3 and Mr. C. A.
Thomas, who had eloped to have the mar
riage knot tied in spite of parental interfer
ence. The couple met by appointment yes
terday morning at the home of a friend of
the young lady, and after driving many
miles over rough country roads, reached
Ford station, on the Norfolk and Western
Railroad, in time to take the night train for
Petersburg. This morning they took the
southbound passenger train over the At
lantic Coast Line and went to Halifax, N.
C, where, in the presence ot one or two
witnesses, they were married by Justice of
the Ppace Gary.
The newly married couple arrived here
to-night and took the train for home to re
ceive the forgiveness and blessing of their
parents. The parties are highly connected,
and the bride was one of the most accom
plished and charming belles of Dinwiddie
county. She is 18 years of age and a beau
tiful blonde. The groom is a prominent
farmer of the same county. ,
A DAUGHTER AEKESTED
On a Chargo of Poisoning Her Mother and
SFECIAI. TELEQBAM TO THI DISPATCH.!
Erie. April 1. The attempted murder of
Mrs. Catherine Hein and her son Augustus
Lbv means of poison, which had been put in
'the family coffee-pot, is still shrouded in
mystery. There is no question about the
poison in the coffee-pot, as it was found in
large quantities, and both mother and son
say that it was the coffee which almost cost
them their lives. One of the daughters,
Miss Eosie Hein, is under arrest to-night
upon suspicion that it was she who ppt the
poison in the coffee-pot. The accused is a
comely looking girl of 17. "She strongly de
nies any knowledge of the affair.
The girl wason bad terms with her mother
and brother and was not at home at the time
the poisoning took place. The young woman
does not account for her whereabouts at the
time the poisoning rough n rats was put
in the coffee. The most scrutinizing ex
amination does not qualify her first state
ments. Tbe girl's mother and brother make
strong incriminating statements against the
WOEK RESUMED AT RISHERYS.
Tho Report of AH Itlonon. Mines Shutting
Down is Contradicted.
Work was resumed in full at Bisher's
coal works yesterday, after an idleness of
two weeks, the result of a strike because
four men were laid off who refused to deal
at the company's store. The men were not
taken back, but it was decided that the men
will deal there in the.future.
Reports tbat a general shutdown. of the
Monongaheia mines had taken place are not
correct. The second pool works are run
ning some coal, and reports from the upper
pools state that some of the mines are still
in operation, but that by next Saturday
there will be a general suspension of work.
HE L1TED EXTRATAGANTLT.
A Position in Which Stealing Seems to Come
Chicago, April 1. Thomas Vines, the
clerk who packed himself in a trunk and
was shipped to St. Louis with several thou
sand dollars stolen from his employers, has
anjmitator in the very man who succeeded
to his desk in the office of tbe Adams &
Westlake Manufacturing Company. The
new culprit is Herbert Chambers, a decid
edly prepossessing, well-dressed young
Chambers was arrested to-day for stealing
$800. He acknowledged his guilt, laying
it to extravagant living.
A RECEPTION TO GROTER,
Tho Ex-President Will be Greeted With
Honors at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, April 1. A message
from ex-President Cleveland at Jupiter
says the party will reach Jacksonville
Thursday morning and leave there for the
North at noon the same day. -The ex
President requests that the reception be
strictly informal and thtt there shall be no
speeches. It will probably include a drive
8bout the city and a visit to the sub-Tropical
At the funeral of John Henderson, an
employe of aWrcus, who died at Atlanta, Ga.,
recently, part of the circus turned out as a fu
"I have been a great sufferer from Torpid
Liver and Dyspepsia. Every thing I ate dis
agreed with me until I began taking
jean now digest any kind of food; never have
a headache, and have gained IS pounds in
TV, a SCHULTZE, Columbus, S. C.
A BIG GAME OF DRAW
Is Officially, and With Seeming
Squareness, Flayed in Council.
FLIM-FLAMS DOFT GO IN THE HAUL
But Several Long-Term Conncilmen Are
Said to Have Swapped.
HOW THE GAME RESULTED, AFTER FUH
Select Council was organized for another
term yesterday morning by the re-election,
unanimously, of Mr. H. P. Ford as Presi
dent. The qualifying of members, there
adoption of last year's rules, and a provi
sion for the drawing of lots at an afternoon
session for the long and short terms, the
same to be designated in sealed envelopes,
constituted the business of the morning ses
sion. In Common Council Mr. G. L. Holliday
was unanimously chosen to continue as
President The joint session was then ad
journed until Monday next
At its afternoon session Select Council
was crowded wiih curious spectators, many
of whom, evidently, expected to see some
body conceal something up somebody's
sleeve. Dr. Evans, one of the best known
Select Conncilmen, seemed to share this
opinion, and suggested that a more open
method of designating terms be adopted.
His plan was that a committee of two be
appointed, who, -in conjunction with the
City Clerk, were to prepare the ballots for
the long and short terms, in the Council
chamber, right at the clerk's desk.
Mr. Robertson immediatelyjumped to his
feet and stated that as the committee had
acted according to its best judgment of fair
ness and impartiality, he greatly disliked
to be charged with fraud, and would there
fore resign as a member of that committee.
This speech created considerable con
fusion among the members, and the excite
ment became greater still when President
Ford also arose and said he felt 'much hurt
at the rejections made and suspicions ex
pressed against the honesty of the motives
of tbe committee, of which he formed a part.
Mr. Lambie, as seconder of Dr. Evans'
motion, disclaimed any imputations as to the
motives of Messrs. Ford, Robinson or any
body else on the committee, but proposed
that when the drawing take place each
member should open his envelope as soon as
he took it from the hat and openly an
nounce whether he had drawn a long or a
short term, then hand his ticket to the clerk
Dr. Evans, Mr. "W. ?. Nisbet and Mr.
George K. Monroe each advocated the adop
tion of Mr. Lambie's suggestion, providing
that each member announce his draw as he
took his ticket from the hat, as the easiest
and best way out of the difficulty.
DOOMED ONLY TO DIE.
After Mr. Robertson had, in a spirit of
fairness, gracefully yielded precedence to
the Lambie plan, and this had been fol
lowed by dodging and a final affirmative
vote on consideration, as suggested in com
promise by Mr. Robertson, the Lambie
plan was got before the house. But it was
defeated, even then, by this vote:
anangh, Collins, &. Evans, J. A. Gillespie,
Lambie, Monroe, Murphy, McCord, Nesblt, Rob
ertson, Warmcastle. 14.
Noes Messrs. Benz, Doyle, Dwyer, D. 1.
Evans, Getty.Hnlett. Jones, Keatlne. Msttheirs.
Miller, McKlnlev. O'Neil, i'aul. Pen;. Kohr
kaste, Trenscb, warren, Williams, Wilson and
"When the result was announced Mr.
Lambie arose and stated that notwithstand
ing the resolution he would open his en
velope and announce his draw as soon as he
got it. Mr. Monroe and Mr. Keating did
The envelopes containing the tickets were
then placed in a high silk hat by the clerk,
who called the wards, resulting in the draw-,
ing of short and long terms, as follows:
The Clerk's count showed that 17 three-year
terms and 19 one-year terms had reported. In
stead of 18 of each, as it should have been.
Tbere was a great commotion atthls announce
ment, and Mr. Warmcastle jumped to his feet
with a motion that as there was evidently
something wrong, the drawing be declared
null and void and a new drawing on a fair and
square plan be made at once. The Cbair would
not consider tbe motion until the Clerk would
call the roll over again.
AN ODD ERROR CROPS OUT.
Dr. Evans got up and claimed the odd three
Mr. Lambie suddenly jumped up and said
that Mr. Murphy, of the Thirty-third ward, had
a three-year ticket, but reported one year.
Mr. Murphy explained that he bad not
looked at his ticke. himself, but had been told
it was for one year, and so reported. This made
tbe drawing correct, and it was announced as
Short terms, by wards Fourteenth, John M.
Anderson: JSlntb. T. M. Brophy: Thirty-rounh,
John Collins; eighteenth, M. C. Dwyer; Twenty
third, Dr. C. Evans: Twenty-first, James i'Uz
slinmons; becond, James Getty, Jr. : Fifteenth,
James H. Gillespie; Twenty-second, T. A. Gllles-
Sle: Tenth, R. J. Hazlett: Twenty-fourth, Edwin
George N. Monroe: Tlilrty-nrst. W. w.
Nisbet; Fifth. John O'NeU: Thlrty-flfth; A. C.
Robertson: Fourth. Georgo H. Trensch: Nine
teenth. S. D. Warmcastle.
Long terms Twenty-ninth, John Benz; Twenty-sixth.
Daniel iiraun; First, Matheir Cara
naush: Third, John Doyle: Twenty-seventh, D.
P. Evans; Thirty-sixth, Evan Jones: Twentieth,
A. F. Keating: Eighth. John S. Lambie; Thirty
third, John Mnrphy; Thirtieth, John 1. McCord;
beventeenth, William C. McKiniey; Thirty-second,
-John I'aul: Twelfth. Thomas E. Ferry;
Twenty-fifth, Herman Rohrtcaste; Sixteenth,
Robert K. Warren: Sixth, James L. Williams;
beventh, George "Wilson; Eleventh, 1'resldent II.
DID THEI SWAP SEATS?
Some Odd Allegations About tho Conncll
mnnlc Grab-Bag Work.
In connection with the drawing of lots in
Select Council, it is asserted that several
parties who drew short terms traded with
those who had drawn long ones. One in
stance in particular is talked of in which
one man drew a long term and immediately
afterward retired to the reception room and
traded with a well-known member who had
drawn a short one, and when the roll was
called the two were reversed.
ThCre is no doubt but that several mem
bers did leave the Council chamber and did
not return for several minutes, Kumors ot
all kinds were afloat last night, and there
were persons bold enough to assert that
money had been exchanged in considera
tion of a trade for long terms.
The long term ticket of Mr. Murphy,
which was not turned up for some time after
the tickets were first drawn, was the subject
nf much comment It was asserted tbat
Mr.' Murphy could not read his ticket, hav
ing left his glasses at home, and when he
drew his ticket he asked Matt Cavanaugh
what it was. "One year," said the latter,
and it is said the 1st of April was responsi
ble for the joke.
Tor Western FenniyJ-
van'ia,and Ohio, rain,
warmer, variable icinds.
For West Virginia
rain, warmer, south
Pittsbubo. April L 1889.
The United States Signal Service officer ia
this city furnishes the following.
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2:00 P. V a
5:00 P. 11
8:00 P. II 41
Ulverat a p.m., S.8 te
Mean temp 40
Minimum temp.... 39
S.8 'Mi-arlsa of 0,8 feet In 24
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