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Tbc directors bare been endeavoring since tbe annual meeting of tbe League to make arrangements with creditors to carry the in debtedness until the close of the next season, with tbe expectation that better patronage and reduced expenses wonla enable them to pay off a part of it. All had agreed to the extension except two. who insisted on havingtheir money and were threatening to Institute suit. In con sequence, at a meetingheld late this afternoon, the directors of the club determined to sur render their League franchise. "The indebtedness amounts to about 330,000, and the assets, including the value of the fran chise, will enable tbe directors to pay about 50 percent, of their claims. Players will lose nothing, all of tbem having been paid their sal aries in full at the close of the season. Tbe creditors are 22 of tbe business men of Indian apolis, who loaned the Club sums of from $300 toSLOOO. "WHAT THE LEAGUE MUST TAT. "The League, in accordance with tbe con tract made at the time the club was transferred from St. Louis to Indianapolis, must refund tbe 13,000 that was deposited to secure the franchise. The players can be sold or appor tioned among other clubs as tbe League may determine. The Indianapolis club has no fur ther control over them. 'The club is worth more than when it was purchased by Indianapolis, all of the best old players developed at St. Louis having been re tained, whilo two or three valuable men were added, among them Paul Hines, for nhom SiOOO was paid to Washington last year." As stated above Manager Phillips was ex tremely surprised when informed of the above news last night. Regarding what city would be secured to fill the vacancy ho only said: "I haven't any idea. It may be that other people in Indianapolis may come to tbe front and take hold of tbe club." Without doubt the news will cause some thing like a sensation to-day among baseball people. Whether Indianapolis baseball patriots make efforts to re-establish tbe club or not, there will in all probability a few complica tions arise. It is safe to expect that the lovers of the game at Indianapolis will make the most strenuous efforts to retain or repurchase the League franchise, which will mean the contin uation ct a League club there. IT 3IAY BE A SCHEME. It may bo that the collapse is a move to avoid or get entirely clear of deDts that evidently cannot be paid for some time to come. How ever, if that is the object, the '-League" mag nates will have in some way to deal with the matter. The sensational feature, however, is that the people interested in the Indianapolis club mean exactly -what is stated in the above special dis patch. If the latter is true, there wili really be something to keep the baseball cranks talking and figuring for a long time. If Indianapolis drops out where will the League get another cl'itb in its Western division? That's a question that will be a puzzler. All the clubs that seem to be at all worthy of notice have made arrangements for next season. Xot one can be secured without senous trouble all round. Had the Hoosiers declared their inten tions sooner matters could all have been made just as smooth as if nothing had occurred. If the worst comes to the worst it is possible to have a six-club League, and in that case Wash ington would nave to go undoubtedly. These features and that of the distribution of the players open out a very wide field of specula tion too wide to tackle until it is for certain known whether or not another party can be organized to take hold of the franchise in the the market at Indianapolis. It is likely that the League will give assistance rather than see any serious breakdown, and it is yet reasonable to think that last night's action of the Indian apolis club stockholders was more of a business Etroke than anything else. LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE. The International League Likely to Have Some Fan. Buffalo, January 2L Considerable interest is manifested in next Tuesday's meeting of the International League Baseball Association, and an effort will be ma8e to increase the mem bership from eight to ten clubs. There are four applicants for the Hamilton club's vacan cy. Manager Rowe. of the Buffalo club, says Jie favors admitting Utica or some central city. He is against a plan to make the League ten clubs, adding Grand Rapids or Utica in place of Hamilton and Jersey City and Newark, N. J., as the extra clubs. It would be unwieldy, he thinks. It is also proposed the two Ne w Jersey clubs buy the London, Ont, franchise and en ter the Association. A lively time is expected, forDetroit, Buffalo and Toledo will insist on a more liberal salary limit, say $15,000, or none at ail. which would be preferable to Buffalo. Mr. Rowe said: "It should be changed. We can't even hire 13 men at $1,000 each, and we propose to carry that number of men. You can't get very many good players for less than $1,000 each, and sup pose some of our players should break a leg or hand or otherwise become disabled ? We can't lay them off without pay, and under the salary limit we could hire other players without vio lating the law; but I don't know what will be done about it." Except another shortstop and catcher the Buffalo club this season will be composed as follows: Pitchers, F. T. Gilmorc, John J. Fanning and Charles Uibbs, Jr.; catcher, E. L. Tba er: shortstop and change pitcher, John Reidy; first baseman, Michael Lehane: second baseman, Wyinan Andrus: third baseman.John M. Rainey; right fielder, Frank Grant; center fielder, Clif Carroll; left fielder, Charles Ham burg. ANOTHER PHASE OF IT. The Boston People Say They Don't Want Jim White. Bostox. January 21. President Soden, of the Boston club, has at last given his opinion of the controversy over Deacon White. He has heretofore refrained from expressing his thoughts on the subject, but yesterday he said emphatically: "We don't want him: we have no use for him, and shall not bother about him any more. We took him from Detroit to consummate a deal, as we wanted Richardson and Brouthcrs. Now that we have those men we have no use for White. I consider him an expensive man: $1,000 for his release and $4,500 salary to a man of his age is unreasonable; and, too, should we buy him at that figure, next season he could demand it right along." With regard to , .rveuy s suAcriiunb mat lie is 10 oe maae captain i of tbe team. President Soden said there wai K plenty of time to 'select a captain, and Kelly ft will be duly considered as to bis ability for the V Tilnni. v shall tew m vtlr mi, ,. t. p player for the position. Hardle Richardson has loomed up as a candidate for tbe position, and many think he would be a good man for tbe place." Wnnnop's WIM Thrent. The latest amusing report in the pugilistic world is that Jack Wannop is going to return to England and challenge Jem Smith to a fight. This aunouncement is amusing in many ways. 'Wannop is one of those big Britons who are hxaore terrifying in looks than in actions. He was a ridiculous failure here as a wrestler "when he met Lewis. He made fame in England . as a wrestler, but wasn't known there as a pugilist; in fact, in this country he kept clear :of anything like first-classmen. If he goes to sEncland and carries out his threat that is. to Jflqht Smith his friends on this side may ex- ipect one of two results: he is either insane, or be will never see America again. SOMETHING WRONG. O. P. Cnylor Points Oat Some Base Ball Inequalities. O. P. Caylor, in a recent letter, points out in a forcible manner, some of the inequalities of the present base ball rules. His opinions are now given-at length and it will be noticed that The DisrATCH has been humbly arguing in the same direction for some time past. Mr. Cavlor says: There is something radically wrong with the present system of professional baseball. I wish others could see it as I do. There is no use denying the fact that dissatisfaction of no small or Insignificant nature is slowly but sure ly creeping into tne ranks of the best players in the profession. This is bound to bear fruit In time that wili not be healthful to the game. I have touched upon the subject before, but it cannot be too often brought to tbe attention of the "magnates." Something must be done or confusion will follow. The way things now stand, the longer a playerstays with a club and the more faithful he has been in bis work the less he is rewarded; whereas a new man coming in from another association reaps the reward of his own figures. I have in mind three players of a certain clnb whose releases could not be purchased for 58,000. If they were to be transferred to another club tbeir combined salaries would be nearly ? 10,000 as salaries go. Yet these men are asked and expected to play for less than $6,500, while newcomers and ordi nary outfielders far their inferior are receiving at least from $300 to $600 a year more, whereas they are not worth as much as either of the plavers named by $500. Take a club like the 'St. Louis club. There's Boyle a boy who never got J2 000 a year in his life. I suppose. He is worth three Cudworths to the club, and two Fullers; yet I'm willing to stake my reputation as a prophet that both Fuller and Cudworth are to receive higher salaries by 30 per cent than Bojle. There is King, who practicallv won the club the cham pionship last year. Suppose King belonged to Louisville and St. Louis wanted. If Louisville would release him St. Louis would willingly agree to pav him $3,500. When Tony Mullane was a member of the Toledo club and tbe Cin cinnatis wanted him they paid him S2.000in spot cash advance and agreed to pay him $3,000 more -during the season. Had he played he would have gotten it Now he is lucky if he gets $2,000. Mv argument is not that Mullane was worth $5,000 or that King is worth $3,500; nor -yet that the three players I have mentioned are worth $9,000. The point I make is against tbe in equality of the salaries paid as to new players and old and faithful men. It is hurting the re serve rule and I think the time for classifica tion must come. As it now stands, the longer a player stays with a club the less he gains by it, while the opposite should be the case. And here comes in my old theory a general classification. Let us make a commission on classification. Let it be composed of Kick Young, Wheeler C. Wikoff, Comiskey, Anson and A. G. Mills. John B. Sage or George Wright. Let these men meet next September and divide up every player in the League or Association into five clashes. Make tbe sal aries $3,000, $2,500, 52,000, $1,500 and $1,000. 1 be lieve theie is just that difference among play ers. Let long service, good condition and good conduct go with qualifications of play in mak ing up this class. Tbe players worthy to be classed "A" are not more than two to a club in my opinion, and some clubs have none of that calibre. When you get down to about class C the players might average four to a club. Merit and de merit should have a large influence in putting a player into his class and keeping him there. LOCAL BALL GOSSIP. Manager Phillips Is Confident Tunc Rowe Will Piny Here. The more that the White-Rowe matter is dis cussed locally tbc more annoyed the local cranks become. Very few people in this city will believe anything else than what Rowe will play here next season. Manager Phillips shares this opinion and seems positive in his belief. Last evening be said: "I will make a good sized bet that Rowe plays with us next season no matter what is now said to the contrary. Of course I am weary about this talk of Rowe and White. My goodness if they don't want to play let them do the other thing, but tbe talk about them is becoming wearisome. I have, however, good reasons for thinking that Rowe will play here." During further comments Mr. Phillips said: "If Rowe and White do not play next season they need not expect to resume playing in the League as first-class men, Depend upon it if tbey drop out for a season they will not be classed in Class A when they resume. There is no reason why they should. Tney cannot cer tainly expect to be classed with players who have done first-class work while they, Rowe and White, have been doing nothing. Al together. I am convinced that tbey havo much to lose and very little to gain by going contrary to the League." In talking abont matters regarding the local club Manager Phillips said: "None of us can give the least idea about how the team will be made up. I cannot even say what tbe batteries will be. We have five pitchers signed, and we mean to keep them all. but we cannot now say how we will pair the pitchers and catchers. If our pitchers are worth anything and we keep tbem and find we have too many we can sell one or two in the fall and make money. Fields we will certainly keep, and we cannot possibly tell who will go between Maul and Coleman, or whether either will go until the championship is advanced a month or two. To make a long story short, wo will dispense with none of our old players until wc are satisfied that a better man can take bis place. It will take consider able playing to determine this, and that is the plainest way I can state the matter' Tbc manager has arranged to play his team at Cincinnati on April 12, the date left open. AN EXPERTS OPINION. Jimmy Reed Talks Abont the Smith-Barker Checker Match. Mr. James P. Reed, yesterday afternoon, when met by the writer, was willing to talk about tbe late international checker match. He said: I have seen the majority of games played by Smith and Barker, and I have carefully looked through them. Of course on a matter of this kind I don't want to express an opinion, but I'm no coward. When asked a straightfor ward question I consider myself in duty bound to give an answer. Well, in looking over the play I think that Smith was far short of what he was when be and I played in England. Mark you.1 always thought Barker would defeat him, but in analvzing the games of Barker and Smith I find that Smith had victories on the board and he allowed them, or it may be hekjould prevent them from being defeats if lie had not toward the finish of Sames played somew hat weak. It may be that c was nervous, but the play remains on record and that protects my statements. Another in teresting feature is that every weak opening as far as Barker was concerned, the latter won; that is. Smith had the best of the opening and vice versa. Of course I wouldn't for the world attempt to try and detract anything from1 tho worth of Barker's victories: he has 'beaten a good man. I do, however, say that the play of the match can be improved upon." LOTS OF FUN. Tho Local Flyers Mnko Some Lively Races Yesterday. Notwithstanding the rain and sleet which fell at intervals yesterday, there wassome good sleighing along the outer end of Forbes street and other suburbs. A few of tbc local "flyers" that now and again appear on our local tracks at holiday races, were out, and their enthusiastic drivers caused considerable fun if not excitement Mr. Schrieber was out with Tom D, Joe Glesenkamp had Black Frank and Joe Hiedeger was out behind an attractive little mare. There were many others, and as a result an impromptu match was made for tbe suppers among five well-known roadsters. As a result J. B. Jones' Dick Turpin beat Lottie C, Frank S, Pat K and Thomas Mellon. They finished in the order named, the distance being from Chas. Clark's residence to the bridge. To say that there was fun is a mild way of stating tbe fact. Thomas Archibold's b. g. Rainbow beat Barney M, a new customer from Louisville, Ky., in a one-heat raco for J 50. If the sleigh ing gets better there will bo any amount of good racing this week. McCormlclt's Rnnners. New Yore, January 2L Ex-Pitcher James McCormick knew what ho was about when he quit baseball playing and accepted chances in other lines of business. Realizing how close he was to tbe time when he would have been rated as too old to play, he saved his dollars, refused to sign a new contract and opened a saloon in Paterson, N. J., where he has had a profitable custom from the opening day. He has recently branched out and now aspires to become prominent as a turfman. He has laid the foundation for a stable by purchasing three horses, and they are winning dollars for him on the GuttenburgandClifton tracks. The horses are Silver Star, Belmont and Burton. One can skate, another can swim and tbe third is great on snow-shoes. Thus it will be seen Mr. Mc Cormick has fixed himself for almost every variety of Guttenbnrg weather. An Interesting Race. Ridge and McClelland have decided to rnn 12 miles at Braddock on Saturday evening next and tbe Braddock people are becoming consid erably interested in tbe race. Ridge, who is beinc trained by Johnny Lafferty, is in splendid condition. The Braddock Clob. The indications are that Braddock will have a good team with which to enter the County League next season. The financial backing Is ..&k.J&MAia..ViALi good and the clnb will have inclosed grounds. Good batters, a great essential, is all that Is needed. Ii. Gordon, a young Alleghcnian, has bean engaged to catch, but a pitcher has not been decided on yet; OLD TIME RACING. How the Turf Rules Rend Abont 200 Yenrs Ago. Racing and racing rules 200 years ago were hardly up to the modern standard. Here are the quaint rules that governed tbe sport in England at that time: 1. The horses are all to meet at Sparton hilltop between 11 and 12 o'clock, where the riders are to be justly weighed, the weight ten stone, down-weight, by the weight (as they call them), "a ver-du-poyse," tbe horses are to be bridled, saddled and shod. After the riders are justly weighed by such a gentleman as shall be deemed to be a just judge not only of the riders' weight but also to judge impartially who comes first to the stoup; An other gentleman must be appointed to the 12 score stoup, to judge what horse is rid out of distance, which is a main business, and a third must bo desired to see them start fair. 2. The horses must be led down from Sparton bill to the starting place, and there must be three heats, the first heat to Sparton hill, there to rub half an hour, and then the judge is to give them warning to get up and start; but if in that half hour they re lieve their horses with anything but f aire water, or if they ride out of distance or riders want weight they must lose the cup; only there is al lowed two pounds for wasting. Tbe second beat is to end where they begin last, and two gentlemen must be desired to seo not only who comes first to tho stoup but at the 12-score stoup who rides out of distance and who not; and 'twere well to have a flag at the ending stoup of each heat to bo let down as soon as the first horse is pest the stoup for the judges' casyer discerning who rides within distance and who not; the riders must be weighed everybeat, the relief is to be only water, the rub but half an hour, and then the judge is to bid them mount, 3. There being three heats he that wins the most beats wins the cup, so he rides within distance, not other wise, but that horse which is foremost the last heat; this will make tbem fide for it The stakes are 10 shillings a horse, and to be put into tbe hands of the judges, who are to de liver them to the second horse. 4. He that wins the cup saves bis own stakes: tbe second horse shall have all the rest. 5. It is to be con sidered that if any rider whip another rider's horse on the face or pull back another's bjjdle he shall lose the cup. 6. No bystander must nue in witn tne norses; to lace, stop or turn them over, or any other way to hinder them. but must ride aloof from tbem. If any such fault is committed I must implore the gentry to help me in the legal punishing of the offend ers. Horseman. EXCITING WRESTLING The Greek and the Jap Draw Blood In Their Scrnnton Match. Sceanton', January 2L One thousand peo ple in the Turner Hall witnessed the wrestling match between Matsada Sorakltchi (The Jap), and Antonio Pierree (The Greek). The match was catch-as-catch-can. The first bout was won by the Jap after 12 minutes and a terrible struggle. In the second bout the wrestlers became desperate, and violated the rules by striking at each other. There was intense ex citement at this time, and a riot was feared and almost precipitated when it was seen that the Greek strangled the Japuntil blood flowed from his nostrils. Tho crowd roared "Foul." A cessation of hostilities followed which gave the Jap, who was rapidly weakening, time to recover, and when the battle was re newed he went at the Greek with vigor, but the latter's strength finallv forced the Jap to yield to leg and neck lock. This bout lasted 47 minutes. The Jap, agile heretofore, now ap peared to lose strength, and the big Greek twisted and turned him until be got a leg lock, and the Jap went down, thus losing the bout and match. Tired of Saddle Pacers. Al Mann, tbe trainer of tbe local pacer Jew- ett last season, talked about tbe trotting and pacing prospects for the year yesterday. He said that tbe predictions already made about the success or profit of pacing races to saddle were true. In bis opinion the Grand Circuit will not try them again. He thinks Kinsman a good horse. Of course he, Mann, will prob ably not drive Jewett next year, and it is not deflnitely.known who will bold the reins over Mr. Wyman's champion or Jewett either. A Worthy Benefit. The benefit being arranged by James Con nors and James Dunkerly for the sufferers of the Wood street wreck is progressing favora bly. The gentlemen named hare invited all the local sporting editors to become members of the committee. Efforts will be mado to-day to secure the Grand Central Rink, and an early date will be fixed for the event. There will be various kinds of athletic exhibitions, together with singing and clog dancing. Sporting Notes. Who wants Denny and GlasscockT Tux Hoosiers have certainly furnished mat ter for talk in dull times at last Moue than 50 additional entries for the local dog show were received yesterday. Now we may prepare to hear the hundred and one ways of distributing the Indianapolis players. Twenty-five thousand people were preent at Berlin to see Joseph F. Donoghue, of New burg, N. Y., skate for the championship of Germany Sunday. Unfortunately the ice was too soft, and to the great regret of all, thero was no race. The cycling tournament to be held at Chi cago in May at the Exposition building prom ises to be a most Interesting event. Letters have been received from John S. Price, holder of the woild's long distance record; W. J. Mor gan and Ralph Temple, of the American team, and others who are anxious to be participants in the tournament STAMBOtri, is being wintered at Rosemeade Ranch, San Gabriel, Ca!., with a view to being brought across the mountains next season to contest the trotting championship for stallions in tbe East This is tbe borso referred to in Mr. Hickok's letter published in The Dis patch the other day. MRS. GOULD'S WILL Divides a Very Nice Fortune Each Child Gets 830.000. rSPECIAI. TZLEOBAM TO THE EISrATCH.1 New Toek, January 21. The will of Helen Day Gould, the wife of Jay Gould, was filed to-day for probate. It was exe cuted on November 6, 1878, just 11 years before the date of Mrs. Gonld's fatal paralytic stroke. The executors are Tay Gould and Mrs. Gould's brother, Daniel S. Miller, Jr. Mrs. Gould bequeaths all the wearing apparel, jewelry and silverware to her two daughters, Helen M. and Anna Gould. The will sets apart a fund of $30,000 for each of the children. It is to be invested by the executors and the securities are to be deposited with the United States Trust Company. The income is to be paid to each child for life. Upon the death of either the principal is to go to the issue. Finally, all the real and personal property, is divided between the children, share and share alike. A MANIAC MINISTER. He ISakcs a Fearful Attempt to Crcmato His Entire Family. Paterson, N. J., January 21. Rev. Mr. Lockwood, pastor of the Reformed Church, at Fairfield, while suffering from acute dementia last night, made a horrible attempt to burn up his family. Tbe wife and children, owing to his wild threats to kill them, barricaded themselves in a por tion of the house. The madman then went from room to room and kindled a fire in the center of each. As the floors and furniture blazed up the husband and father made threats to brain the members of his family if they attempted to escape. When the fire was almost upon them, a neighbor, attracted by tbe flames, gave an alarm. The people quickly gath ered, secured the maniac minister and res cued the family. TW0 BRATE I0UNG LADS Save tbe Live of a Younger Playmate Who Was Drowning-. fEFECLU. TZLEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.l Netv Xokk, January 2L A party of 20 boys were skating on a pond in West New York, on Sunday afternoon, when Henry Lawrence, 12 years old, broke through the ice. Charles and Ernest Danchcr, 15 and 17 years old, resDectively, skated to the hole and jumped in. Lawrence was just sinking for the second time when they reached bim. They were both good swim mers and held'him up. Planks and ropes were got and all three of the boys were pulled out They were all terribly chilled and Lawrence nearly dead. The Daucher boys live at 129 Bergen line avenne. There is talk of presenting each of them with medals. FBANCEAM) ENGLAND Conflicting Interests in the Pacific May Provoke a Conflict. A RECRUITIKG BILL IS PASSED Which Will Increase the French Army to Three Million Men. THE 0THEE SIDE OP THE SAMOA STORY. A German Account Claims That No American Citizens Were Fired Upon There. Pabis, January 21. In the Chamber of Deputies to-day Bishop Freppel asked what measures the Government was taking to protect the position of France in the Pacific, especially with regard to "Easter Island and the Cook group. Easter Island, he said was needed as a port of call for ships plying between Panama and Australia, yet it was reported that the Government had ceded the island to Chili. Further, although the Tongway group belonged to Tahiti, En gland had annexed two of those islands. Did the Government regard this annexation as final, and what action was intended in view of the recent English annexations in the Cook group? Admiral Krantz, Minister of Marine, re plies that the admirals of the navy had been consulted on the subject and all had agreed that it was useless to retain Easter Island. The island had no harbor and its population was decreasing. K would have been necessary to place a garrison on the island, as otherwise the stores of coal de posited there for the use of the French ships would have served the enemy in time of war. As for the Cook Islands they had never belonged to France. English mis- f sionaries who had settled this had urged the natives to assert their independence. Bishop Freppel maintained the impor tance of Easter Island. Besides the annex ation of the Tougways, he said, the British had neglected no opportunity to deal a blow at French influence in Oceania. The Gov ernment was either ill-informed or wanting in firmness. The British had annexed the Cook Islands because the excellent harbor there enabled them to avoid calling at French ports. France had abandoned Egypt and the New Hebrides, and the colo nial administration was again showing neg ligence and incapacity. . The Minister of Marine responding, main tained his ground, adding that France must claim the whole Tahiti group, but that, if they were not surrendered, there would be no reason for declaring war against Great Britain, as the national honor was in no wise concerned. The Chamber of Deputies to-day finally discussed the recruiting bill. The members of the Bight protested that the measure would aggravate the burdens of the coun try. The law of 172 sufficed for the needs of the nation. M. De Freycinet, Minister of "War, replied that the bill was not intro duced to meet special circumstances. It was a law for national defense. France was compelled to place 3,000,000 of men in line of battle to defend her frontiers. The whole bill was passed by a vote of 369 to 169. It is doubtfnl if the Senate will accept the amendment of the Chamber of Deputies. ENGLAND IS WITH US. Her Government Takes the American View of tbe Snmonn Question. ' Loudon, January 21. It is stated on trustworthy authority that the British Gov ernment has decided to uphold the treaty by the terms of which European powers are precluded from obtaining or attempting to obtain dominion in Samoa. The Gov ernment has been fully informed of and shares in the United States Govern ment's views on the subject. It is agreed that the action of the German agents in Samoa is opposed to the letter and spirit of the treaty; that it violates diplomatic etiquette and endangers the good relations so necessary for Europeans to preserve when dealing with semi-barbarous nations. Dispatches to this effect have been sent to Berlin. Lord Salisbury's latest news from Apia is of a threatening nature. In consequence of these advices the British fleet in the Pa cific will be increased immediately by at least two powerful vessels. THE ARREST OP SIIEEHT. A General Condemnation of the Arbitrary Coarse of the Government. London, January 22. The Daily jVew:s calls the arrest of Mr. Sheehy Mr. Balfour's revenge for the Conservative defeat in Govan, where Mr. Sheehy spoke in support of Mr. "Wilson, the successful candidate. Mr. Balfour, the Xetos says, feared to arrest Mr. Sheehy then because he thought such an act would endanger Sir John Pender's chances. The Earl of Aber deen, in a speech al Partick, Scot land, condemned the arrest as an anomaly, the monstrosity of which would make Scot land realize the meaning of coercion. An immense crowd gathered at the rail way station to witness Mr. Sheehy's de Earture. The people were disappointed, owever, as the police took Mr. Sheehy to Greenock by boat. Intense excitement pre vailed amonglhe crowd and an impromptu indignation meeting was held. The speak ers roundly denounced the action of the authorities in arresting Mr. Sheehy. THE GERMAN ACCOUNT. Reports of tho Ontrngesnt Samoa are De nounced as False. Auckland, January 21. The German war ship Eber, which left Samoa January 13, arrived here to-day. Tbe officers de nounce reports sent from Apia by way of San Francisco, and declare that statements regarding the alleged tearing down of American flags, burning of houses of Amer icans, and firing on British officers are un founded. Ilclpfor the Pnnnma Canal. PABIS, January 21. M. de Lesseps has issued a circular inviting subscriptions for 60,000, 500 franc shares of the new Panama Canal Company. The shares are issued at par, and are payable in three installments. The subscriptions will open to-morrow and will close on February 2. Irish Emigrants to South America. Dublin, January 21. Four hundred families will leave Limerick to-morrow for Queenstown, where they will embark on a vessel for Buenos Ayres. They are going to Buenos Ayres despite repeated warnings from the Bishop of Limerick. He Will Not Interview the Pope. London, January 21. Mr. Gladstone's decision not to go to Borne causes general regret among Home Bulers. Cardinal Man ning and other prominent persons pleaded that an audience with the Pope would re sult beneficially for Ireland, but Mr. Glad stone was obdurate. A Dcstrnctive Eartbqnake. Smyrna, January 21. Three hundred bouses were destroyed in the Sarabat valley to-day by an earthquake. Tho Way of Society. London Pnncb. Enter General and Mrs. Borington Smythe. Mrs. Stodgbnry (hostess) How do you do, dear? I'm sorry to say the Sparkleby Knights have disappointed us at the last moment and yet I specially wrote and told them they were going to meet you and the General! v --'" ! -' - j " A'ijSitSi! " -a.&t At'f -v -A. &t'.aLjL..si. '". -t. nasi' 5 Viftfnif9l -"JitfltjiiTi n ittaMiJ--'irhii ir'rjf .i'lifm ri.liiiliuiyjtfi'Tl WEECK AND BTJIN. Loss of Life In a Hurricane Off" New En Bland A Tug and Two Barses Sink and Several Lives Are Lost Heroic Work of the LIlo Savers. , Boston, January 21. -Captain Blair, of the tug Morse, started from Boston last Sat urday for Vineyard Haven. She was en route to Portland with two barges. At 11 r. M. Sunday, when the tug Morse was off Bace Point, she encountered a terrific hurri cane with a heavy snowstorm, and her decks were swept by the high sea. At 230 this morning she heard a whistle which she took to be from Boston Light, and soon after struck on Harding's Ledge. "When the tug went ashore the barges Josephine and Bun yan, which were in tow, dragged heavily, and soon the ropes parted. When the Morse struck on Harding's Ledge she began to leak and filled rapidly, compelling the crew of 18 to take to the rigging. The short boat was launched and a fireman named Herman Carleton, a native oi .Norway, volunteered to go ashore tor help, but a very heavy sea struck the boat and threw it 15 feet in the air, drowning Carleton before he could be reached. At 1 o'clock this morning the Hull Life Saving crew sighted the tug with the crew in the rigging, and shot a life line on board. It was made fast to the starboard and all the men on board were rescued. During the storm all the houses were washed from the deck of the Morse. The tug and both barge? will be a total loss. The barge Bunyan, with her crew of four men, went down almost immediately after striking. All of the crew were lost, so far as is known, except Captain Lund. The Josephine, after striking on Harding's Ledge, was lifted off by the sea and driven with great rapidity toward the shore. Pass ing over Bugle Isle bar, she was driven with tremendous force against the breakwater on the southeast side of Point Allerton Hill, and in a very few moments was dashed en tirely into pieces on the great ledges that line the coast at this point. Two of her crew of four men, Peter Han son Berpen, steward, and Charles Birches con, both of Norway, were lost. The capt ain, John Hohn, of Brooklyn, and the mate, Harry Anderson, of Sweden, were thrown into the sea when the vessel stranded, and both succeeded in grasping pieces of floating wreckage, on which they were thrown by the waves high up upon the beach. Neither had the least suspicion that the other had been saved. The Captain, seeing a cottage near by, went to it, and, finding it unoccupied, forced an entrance and went to'sleep. Late in the forenoon he was discovered and cared for. The mate wandered about the shore until daylight and then, exhausted, fell down upon the beach. Soon after sunrise he was seen by a fisherman named Sylvester who took him to his house and furnished him with food and dry clothing. To this same fisherman's place the Captain was also taken when found. The rescue of the 17 men from the Morse makes a total of 45 lives saved thus far this winter by the heroes of Hull. . WOMEN SUFPKAGISTS IN COUNCIL. Senator Blair Says tho Republican Party Shonld Adopt the Idea. Washington, January 21. The open ing session of the twenty-first annual con vention of 'the National Woman Suffrage Association was held in the Con gregational Church to-day, Miss Susan B. Anthony presiding, and making a short address. Miss Anthony was followed by Mr. Eiddle and Senator Blair. The latter referred in words of high com mendation to the recent work at the polls of the women in Boston in "rescuing our public schools," and thought that the Kepublican party should make itself the champion of this great move ment and should make universal suffrage an important plank in its platform. He urged the promoters of the movement to de mand suffrage as a right, and predicted for them ultimate success. A'resolution was read and adopted pro viding for a committee to memorialize Congress to the end that women might be recognized and allowed to participate in the ceremonies of the coming centennial celebrations. At the evening ses sion Laura M. Johns, President of the Kansas Association, spoke upon "Municipal Woman Suffrage in Kansas." She emphatically denied the truth of pub lished reports of disorderly scenes at the polling places in cities of Kansas, and de clared that the practical test of municipal suffrage in that State has proved eminently satisfactory to its friends. BEATB LADY BICYCLISTS Ride Down a Tobocgnn Chnto at tho Roto of n mile n MInnto. tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII. Hew York, January 21. Miss Nettie Mulford, of Newark, and Mrs. J. Mulford, of Orange Valley, are two of the most in trepid female riders of the bicycle in New Jersey. They both ride two wheeled machines of the safety type, with low wheels and a backbone so formed that they do not have to bestride it. Thev know every road in Essex county, and take rides almost daily unaccompanied by gentle men. Recently thev coasted side by side down Eagle Rock hill, the scene of many bicycle hill-climbing contests. No women ever coasted down this hill even on tricycles. They made the trip without accident,, and spurred on by their success they concluded to essay a more difficult feat. On Friday last they trundled their ma chines to the top of the Essex county tobog gan chutes on the side of the Orange Moun tain, and then sped away down the trough at the rate of a mile a minute. It was a dangerous experiment, for had any thing occurred to their wheels they would have been thrown over the side of the chute and killed. They did not use brakes or pedals, in the' descent, and were so delighted with the new experience that they repeated it without accident There was no ice on the slide when they made the experiment. After the second run a crowd began to gather, and this deterred them from continuing the sport. WHERE IS ROSENTHAL? Many Persons Would Like, to Seo ITIm and Their Money. f SPECIAL TELEOBAK TO THE DISPATCn. . New Yoek, January 21. William P. Burr, a lawyer, of 320 Broadway, after four years of litigation obtained re cently $5,000 for 15 infant clients. The Supreme Court appointed Adolph Eosenthal, a lawyer, of 303 Broadway, special guardian and custodian of the fund. Mr. Burr says that Mr. Jtosenthal has been away since December 31, and he, Burr, has obtained a summary commitment for Eosen thal from Judge Patterson and a warrant from Police Justice Patterson. Rosenthal was assignee of Pleisher& Co., merchants who lately failed, and Blnmen stiel & Hirsch, lawyers, who won a suit against Fleischer & Co., want Rosenthal to come around and pay them something more than 51,000 which he had as assignee. Law yer Nathan Hahn, of 237 Broadway, also has a claim against Eosenthal for $7,000 trust funds. . GROWING DP WITH THE COUNTRY. Tho Embryo Slntc Is Investigating Bis Boodle Case, Too. Bismarck, Dak., January 21. A reso lution introduced to-day for an investiga tion of the appropriation for Jamestown Insane Asylum two years ago, caused an in vestigation of the records to-night. A cor respondent who finds that an appropriation of $194,000 was asked for, the House decided on $102,000, while the Senate voted in favor of $153,000. The Senate appropriation was made, the bill being signed by the officers of the House and approved by the Governor, althottgh4he House has not passed it. A' GLOKIOUS BLAZE. Continued from First Page. When Mary saw the girl's design, she straight began to swear She'd mako her buy both wool and tax, or let one leg go bare; So she cried out: "Protect reform, let paupers' sheep wool free, "If it will keep both her legs warm, what will encourage me." So it was done, and people said where'er that poor girl went One leg was warmed with wool and one with fifty-six per cent Now praise to Mary and her lamb, who did this scheme invent To clothe one-half a girl in wool and t'other in per cent All honor, too. to Mary's friend and all pro- "tectiveacts. That cheaply clothe the rich in wool, and wrap the poor in tax. THEY COKNEEED THE TALK. The doughty Vest had so much to say that he spoke every alternate ten minutes, and he and Sherman took up most of tbe time. As the hours went by and the crowd in the galleries thinned out the speeches became less political and the members settled down to business. The amendments to the wool schedule, briefly summed up, as agreed to, were as ionows: The duty on wool of the second class was in creased from 11 to 12 cents a pound; cheap wool from 6 to 8 centsjon manufactured articles the increase is abont 15 per cent The duty on woolen and worsted yarn valued at not more than 50 cents Der pound and valued at more than SO cents per pound was fixed at SO and 38 cents per pound respectively, in addition to 40 per cent ad valorem, and the duty on woolen or worsted cloths, valued at above 60 cents per pound was fixed at 45 cents per pound, in ad dition to 40 per cent ad valorem.' The same rate of duty was fixed upon flan nels, blankets and hats of wool valned at above 60 cents per pound, and upon women and chil dren's dress goods composed wholly or in part of wool, weighing over four ounces per square yard. A duty of 45 cents per pound and 45 per cent ad valorem was fixed ou clothing ready made and-wearing apparel of every description composed wholly or in part of wool. The duty on webbings, gorings, etc., was fixed at 40 cents per pound, in addition to 56 per cent ad valorem. The duty on Aubusson, Axminster, mo quette, Saxony. Wilton and Tournay carpets was fixed at 45 cents per square yard and 35 per cent ad valorem; that on tapestry Brussels car pets at 20 cents per square yard and 35 per cent ad valorem; that on treble ingrain at 12 cents per sqnare yard and 35 per cent ad valorem; that on two-ply ingrain carpets, 8 cents per sqnare yard and 35 per cent ad valorem; that on druggets at 15 cents per square yard and 35 per cent ad valorem, and that on carpets not other wise provided for at45 per cent ad valorem. The Senate then, at 1120, adjourned. The vote on the bill is to begin at 5 o'clock this afternoon, but it is not thought it will be concluded before to-morrow. OPPOSED TO THE PE0JECT. Mrs. Cleveland's Picture Not to Ornament tho White Ilonse. ISPZCIAL TELEQUAH TO THE DISPATCH. "Washington, January 21. The Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland have summarily vetoed the project for a popular subscrip tion to buy a portrait of Mrs. Cleveland for the White House, which was recently start ed here. The scheme had its origin at an informal gathering of two or three members of the Women's National Press Association the day after New Year's. These ladies were callers at Mrs. Whitney's reception, and the conversation turning on NewYear's Day, its perfection, the reception at the White House, and Mrs. Cleveland's toi lettes, one of the Cabinet ladies remarked: i"Yes, and Mrs.Cleveland's portrait ousht to Jbe painted for the White House in that su perb creation Worth designed for her." Every lady present responded enthusias tically to this suggestion, and some one in quired who would see that the public had an opportunity to respond to this tribute to Mrs. Cleveland. The members of the Press Association said they would make the sug gestion,and from its appearance in the Star, it went the rounds of the press, and soon ar tists from different paits of the country be gan to send inquiries concerning the move ment, offers ot subscription came, letters from well-known people were received, and Mrs. M. D. Lincoln, embarrassed by the situation, addressed a letter to Mrs. Cleve land, before taking active measures in the affair, with an inquiry if she would permit' sittings for her portrait if the movement progressed. President Cleveland's response will no doubt be a disappointment to a host of Mrs. Cleveland's admirers. Q Executive Mansion, 1 Washington, D. C, y January 18, 1889. I Mrs. M. D. Lincoln: Dear Madam ReSDondine for Mrs. Cleve land and myself to your note in relation to procuring her portrait for the White Ilonse, and fully appreciating the kindness intended, X have to say that both of us are so opposed to the project that you could not show us greater consideration in this matter than by an entire abandonment of the scheme. Yours very truly, Groveb Cleveland. The scheme has therefore been abandoned. EQUALIZING THE TARIFF. A Move to Itfnke Everything Imported Pay 47 1-2 Per Cent Duty. Washington, January 21. In the House to-day Mr. Martin, of Texas, offered for reference a resolution calling on the Committee on Ways and Means to report without delay a bill ' repealing all tariff legislation, and at the same time to report a bill imposing a taritl of 42yi per ' cent ad valorem on all foreign imports into the United States, thus taxing all capital invested in foreign merchandise alike, and at the same time affording the same protection to the raw wool and hides of Texas in the Boston market which is given to the manufacturers of boots and shoes in Massachusetts, and protecting labor in all parts of the Union alike, aid allowing every American to know the tax that he pays and the protection which the Government of equal and exact justice to all men affords to every inhabitant alike. Mr. J. D. Taylor, of Ohio, introduced for reference a preamble and joint resolution reciting that arrangements have been made to hold the inaugural ball in one of the buildings of the United States, and that the newspapers announce that refreshments are to be furnished on this occasion in some of the rooms of the building, and directing the Government officials in charge of any build ing which may be used not to permit wine, beer, ale or other intoxicating liquors to be sold or served to any person on the occasion of the ball. On motion of Mr. Montgomery, of Ken tucky (acting under instructions from the Committee on PostofSces and Postroads), the rules were suspended and a bill was passed to increase the maximum amount of international money orders from $50 to $100. HOW QUAY. WILL Y0TE. Only Ono Man Can Answer the Conundrum nnd lie Wen't Talk. ISPECIAI. TELIGRA1I TO TUB DISPATCH.! Washington, January 27. Senator Quay maintains his reputation for taci turnity, even in such a matter as his vote on the tariff bill, and not even those Senators .who are closest to him unless it be Cam eron can get him to say how he will vote on the bill. It can be stated on good grounds, however, that at no time has he had the least intention of voting against the bill. He wanted to put himself ou record against the sugar bounty clause because it was an innovation which seemed opposed to the principle of protection as established and maintained by the Republican party, but it is not thought that his objections are so strong as to lead him to oppose the entire bill. The .Finance Committee feels well I assured of that. He may make a personal explanation when he reports bis vote, but there is probably not one Senator who be lieves he will vote no. The final vote may not be reached before Wednesday, and as soon after that as prac ticable the Senator will start for Florida, to remain until near the close of Congress. DIED. BENNETT At 2 o'clock this moraine A2WTA K,wife of James L Bennett, at No. 11 North avenue, Allegheny. Notice of funeral hereafter. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. TH rPEOPUFS i STORE, 531 and 533 Wood St., Pittsburg. EEMOVAL SiLLE. Dress Goods Department. PLEASE NOTE THE REDUCTIONS. 54-inch Tricots, all Shades, now - 69c, were $1 OO. 54-inch Tricots, all Colors, noiv - 59c, ivere 75c. 40-inch Wool Flaids, iiooa 46-inch Henriettas, Splendid Cashmeres now Cashmeres, extra weight, now 42-inch Flaids, Good Styles, now 54-inch Flaids now -54-inch Cloth Flaids now 50-inch Fine Arlington Suitings 42-inch Fine Checks now 40-inch Cashmere noiv 36-inch Dress Goods noiv Good Assortment of Flaids now Flain and Brocade Dress Goods Jamestown Dress Goods now And considered BLACK DRESS GOODS. 36-inch Cotton Chain from 16c to 31c. 40-inch All-wool Cashmeres, full line from the lowest number up to finest grades. Black and Fancy Weaves in Diagonals, Checlu, etc. Come now to our Dress Goods Dspartment if you want genuine bargains. CAMPBELL & DICK. jal9-TT3 THERE is no class of persons who should pay more attention to the quality of the soap used upon their clothing than salaried men or persons of limited income. Three dollars per year saved in the cost of soap is more than likely to result in fifty dollars' worth of damage to the articles it is used upon. Professor Cornwall, of Princeton College, says, "The Ivory Soap is of great purity and "more than average cleansing power." A word to' the wise isr sufficient. A WORD OF, WARNING. There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory';" 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. Copyripht lS8rt. by Procter t Gamble. E li Ba THE WEATUEE. West era Pennsylva nia, West Virginia and East Ohio, fair, preceded by light lo cal snows along Lake Ontario, colder Tues day morning, fol lowed by slowly ris ing temperature westerly winds, back, inn to southerly. PrrrSBTJBQ. January 21, 18S9. The United States Sienal Service officer in this city furnishes the following. Time. Tlier. Ther. 7sCOa. if 28 Mean temp 23 10:00 a. M 30 Maximum temp.... 36 l:00r. M a Minimum temp.... 27 4:00r. If 23 Kance 9 7rfF. M 23 Precipitation 02 10:0OP. M 25 Klver at S r. it.. 4.7 ftsu a 11 or 1.1 feet In taa last 21 hours. Hlvcr Teleernms. fSrZCIAL TELEGRAM TO TITS DISPATCH.! Warhex fyvcr 2 4-10 feet and falling. Weather moderate and heavy snow. BK0WXSV11.I.E Klver 5 feet 5 inches and rising. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 27 at 6 P.M. JIoeqantoww River 6 feet 4 inches and rising. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 2S at 4 p.m. A LONDON SYNDICATE Takes Cbarco of the Affairs of tho Mexican Central Railroad. ISPECIAI. TZLIGltAJI TO THE DISPATCH.! New Toek, January 21. The report that a syndicate of London capitalists has been formed to take up tne bonded indebted ness of the Mexican Central Railroad was confirmed to-day by representatives of oneof the largest New York banking houses. None of the details of tbe arrangement have yet been cabled to thft city, but they are ex pected soon. Mr. Jacob H. Schiff, a special partner in thefirmofKuhn, Loeb & Co., bankers, at 32 Nassau street, said to-day: "Presi dent Wade, who has been in London, has perfected the arrangement of which you speak. The syndicate is a fact, and this firm is to have charge of the mat ter. Further than that I can say nothing at present. No details have reached us. I have no knowledge of the circumstances attending the deal. I have received word, however, that President Wade will return to this country shortly. He has either sailed already or he will sail in a few davs. Mr. H. IC. Enos was at one time inter ested in the affairs of the Mexican Central. He said to-day that he had at present no definite knowledge regarding them. He knew that Mr. Wade had gone to London to try to "interest English capitalists, but he was not aware of the result of this mission. None of the peo ple about Wall street bad learned any fur ther details. An Effort for Jury Reform. St. Pattl, January 2L A bill was intro duced in the State Legislature this after noon for an amendment to the Constitution to permit three-fourths of a jury to render a verdict in civil cases. styles, now 3Uc, were 50c. Cloths, now 68c, were $1 OO. 39c, were 50c 46c, 69c, were $1 OO. 98c, were $1 50. 59c, were $1 OO. noiv 75c, were $1 50. 59c, were $1 OO. - 44c. 19c, were 25c. 10c, were 15c. now 9c, were 12'Ac 19c, were 25c. good value at that. TKOUELE IS MINNESOTA. Washburn Illny Xot be the Next Senator Notwithstanding the Nomination. St. Paul, January 21. The Legislativo Investigation Committee to look into the stories of bribery in connection with the Senatorial caucus last week has been in session all afternoon and away late into the night. A great many persons have been examined, but there are no reliable re ports of what occurred, the committee meet ing being strictly a secret one. The bribery charges are made, not alona against Washburn, but also against Sabin. All sorts of sensational stories have been current, and it is claimed and pretty generally believed that it is a scheme to bring abont a bolt of the caucus nomina tion. The Democrats have decided on a complimentary vote for Senator Dnrant, who is a warm personal friend of Senator Sabin. It is their hope that a deadlock will per mit them to decide the nomination, as they did when D. M. Sabin was. first made Sen ator. As to actual facts in the bribery in vestigation, the report of the committee must be awaited for any reliable particulars. Senator Sabin is here, but apparently keeps away from the committee, but the . committee's chosen legal advisor, W. M.Er win, is a warm supporter of Senator Sabin, while the lawyer whom the Washburn leaders have chosen to look after their in terests is a Democrat- A prominent Wash burn man to-night expressed the belief that no choice would be made for 30 days. Tutt's Pills Regulate the Bowels. 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