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The Boys Are Done Up Again
l)y the Browns,
BUT THEY'LL GET THEBE.
f Old Jeenis Galvin Pitched Well Amid
Bad Support.
. JOHN TEEIER AND JAKE GAEDATJR
New Articles Forwarded to tlie St. Louis
Han's Backer.
GENERAL BPOETIKG KEWS OF THE DAT
Another defeat met the local baseball
representatives at St. Lonis yesterday.
Galvin faced the Association champions,
and pitched well, but his support was
wretched. He kept Von der Ahe's men
vdown to four hits, and still was beaten.
The Browns played well, and Freeman,
their pitcher, did excellent work. The
score was 5 to L
lErECTILI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
St. Louis, April 3. A combination of
ball-tossers in black and orange faced the
champions and a high wind at Sportmen's
Park to-day. The visitors hail from the
natural gas borough of Pittsburg, and the
tints of the uniform were in perfect har
mony with the feelings and play of the
Leaguers. Black is still the fashionable
color at funerals, and orange or "yellow" de
noted the particularly "saffron" character of
tho League play. But in truth, it must be said
that Dunlap's men have not yet struck their
gait. They show the effects of a lazy winter,
and with two weeks' hard practice will prob
ably come around all nght. Galvin, Dunlap,
Beckley, Sunday and Miller showed up with
rood activity, but "Pop" Smith, Kuehne and
the others are short of the article.
The Browm, Latham excepted, played a per
fect game. The man from Shoctown made a
double, caught a line fly and then made three
errors out of two and ahalf chances. Freeman
pitched a good game and Fuller played a
brilliant short. Beckley knocked out three
fine hits, but they were of no avail. Galvin
pitched in good form, but tho infield work was
discouraging. By an adroit movement in the
first inning Dunlap allotted Boyle's hit to go
between his legs and Comisky and -O'Nell
scored. Errors by Kuehne and Smith, a wild
throw by Sunday and a hit by Boyle netted
three runs in the third. The visitors' only run
was the result of bases on balls tendered Cole
man and Dunlap and a long fly by Kuehne,
which allowed Dunlap to score. Full score:
8t rocis.
AD n B r A
Latham. 3 .. .
Tnllcr s ...,
O'Ncit, 1
Comistev, 1...
ltoylc. r . .
ililligsn, c ...
Duffee, ;
Cuilworth, m..
Tret-man, p....
Totals.
.35 S 4 27 11 3
ALLEGHEXIES.
AB E B 1 A E
Sunday, m
Miller, c
Beckley, 1 ,
Dunlap, :
Coleman, r
Mnlth, e
Kuehne, 3
Nichols. L
Galvin, 1
1 1
0 4
3 16
0 10
Totals 32 1 33 8
Alleirhcnlcs
fet. Louis
0 100000001
...2 03000000 S
ranted rnns St Louis, 1; Alleghenies, 1.
Two-base hits Beckley, 2: Latham.
Stolen base; Comltkey and Bovle.
Double plays Dunlap and Beckley.
First baeon balls Mllligran, Dunlap, Coleman
and Mchols.
Struck out Dunlap, 1; Cudworth, 2; MllUiran,l.
1'assed ball-Mlllifran.
A ild pitch Gall in.
Time of game One hour and 35 minutes.
Umpire ilason
WAIID'S STATEMENT.
Ho Gives tbe Reason Why He Won't Go to
Washington.
Regarding his case, John M. Ward made the
following statement to a PlSPATcn reporter on
Tuesday-
"I asked Mr Day last fall," said he, "to offer
my release to such clubs as might desire my
services. In doing this I mentioned Boston
and Washington, just as I would have men
tioned Boston and Indianapolis, or any other
club. Boston at once began negotiations with
me, and when I left 'Frisco I had a legal con
tract with that club in nv pocket.
"The Washington management did not say
one word to me, and the first I beard of it was
at Cairo. Egypt. It was not my fault, but their
own. 1 could have saved them all their trouble
if they had only dropped me a line before I left
the country. Washington is a beautiful city
and I like its people, but this is a mere matter
of interest with me, and I am simply doing
what I believe will be best for me in the end."
OJIAHA'S CHAMPION' HERE.
IL O. Merrier Arrives nnd Makes a Good
Impression.
IL O. Messier, the Omaha pedestrian, arrived
1 the city yesterday. He is entered for next
week's contest. Yesterday afternoon he was
on the London Theater track and covered
about ten miles. He Is, indeed, a "good
looker," and goes well. The talent consider
him a likely winner. He has a good record and
has gone through three or four six-day races.
Day, Koremac, Golden and Nolan were also
on the track, all in excellent condition. The
first named has many friends here, and one of
them offered to bet that he would defeat
Golden. There is fctill a strong feeling between
Golden and Noremac, and the friends of each
are just as demonstrative about the respective
qualities of the two pedestrians.
Kcnl Lost His Head.
TSTECIAl TELEGKAM TO TH DISPATCH.I
CxvcnmATX, April 3. If Neal, the old Asso
ciation twirler, had not lost his head in one in
ning and sent four men to bases on balls the
Springfields f rom Illinois would have made
things interesting for the Cincinnatis this after
noon. Duryea pitched his first regular game
and did welL Barring that fatal inning tho
Central Inter-State League team did good
work. Score by innings:
Cincinnatis .0 07020000-9
bDrtagfidds 0 001000001
Clva Wins the Plate.
Ihcdox, April 3. This was the second day
of the Northampton and Pitchley hunt spring
meeting. The race for the Ascot plate of 430
sovereigns, for 2-year-olds, at five furlongs, was
won by the Duke of Portland's chestnut filly
TTlva, by Master Kildare out of Staffa.
The race for the great Northamptonshire
stakes of 600 sovereigns, a handicap for 3-ycar-olds
and upward, at one mile and three-quarters,
was won by Lord Howe's 5-year-old bay
horse Claymore, by Camballo, out of Seta
pore. Mnjor Thomas' Racers Seld.
New Yobk, April a The entire racing
stable of Major R. C. Thomaa, owner of the
Dixiana Stud Farm at Lexington, KyM was sold
at public auction hero to-day. There was a
good attendance of buyers and the prices were,
on the whole, good, a total of J1LSS0 being
realized. A 3-year-old bay filly, sire King Ban,
dam Rosaline, went to Dr. Smith, of Toronto,
for SLO00; Ban Flag to Arthur White for SL20O;
Lady Pulsifer to W. Lovell for $3,300; and Lady
Heel to Dr. Smith for 1,300.
Will Walk HoaKlnnil.
Merrier, the Nebraska pedestrian, who ar
rived in the city yesterday, has great confidence
in his beel and toe walking abilities. Last even
ing he stated that ir he wins any money next
week he will put it all np to walk Peter Hoag
land or anybody else six days. Ho will also un
dertake to beat Homeland's record.
St. John Ilns Not Accepted the DIcKccs
porter's Terms A Copy of New Articles
Forwarded Gaodanr's Backer Conces
sions Made.
John Teemer, the scnller, stated definitely
yesterday that he has received no word from
St. John relative to the acceptance of any con
ditions of a raco between him. Teemer, and
Gaudaur. In view of recent announcements
this is significant, and it may turn out that St
John will decline to match Gaudaur against
Teemer on any of the terms already conceded
by tho latter. However, Teemer desires that
matters be thoroughly understood by the pub
lic. Ho is willinc to row Gaudaur on the terms
proposed by St. John, and yesterday requested
the writer to draw up the following articles
and forward them to St. John.
Articles of agreement entered into this day,
April , 1SSS, between John Teemer, of Mc
Keesport, and Jacop G. Gaudaur, of SL Louis,
Mo., to row three races, in best and best boats,
at the following respective distances: Two
miles, three miles and four miles, each with a
turn, and each race to be for 500 a side.
The two-mile race to be rowed first over a
course to be named by Jacob G. Gaudaur. The
three-mile race shall be rowed second over a
course to be named by John Teemer.
The course of the first race shall be named
four weeks before tho date of tbe first race.
Teemer shall name the course for tbe second
race at any time after Gaudaur has named the
course for the first race, but not later than 14
days before the second race. If a third race is
necessary, the contestants to toss a coin for
choice of course.
The first race to be rowed on June 1, 1SS9, the
second on June 15, 1SS9, and the third, if
necessary, on June 29, 1S89. The winner of any
two of the three races to be entitled to all the
stakes.
The first deposit of $750 each to be put up on
April 12, 1839. in the keeping of The Pitts
bukg DisrATCH, who shall be final stake
holder. The second and final depositor 750
cacn io ue maae gooa witn the final staKe
holdcrtwo days after tho first race.
The races shall be rowed according to the
rules of the National Amateur Rowing As
sociation and each race to be rowed between
the hours of 4 and 0 r. II.
If the contestants cannot agree in the selec
tion of a referee three days before the first
race the final stakeholder shall appoint one,
and he shall officiate at each race rowed.
The referee's decision shall be final and
subject to no appeal at law.
If a ontestant objects to the roughness of
the rowing course the referee shall decide for
or against such objection.
iiiereieree snail oe satisnea as to a clear
course for both rowers before ha gives the
word "go."
All "coaches" to remain astern of tho hind
most contestant.
Either contestant failing to comply with tho
requirements of the foregoing articles shall
forfeit all money up.
Signed this day, April 1SS9.
A copy of the above was forwarded St. John
last evening, and Teemer is also In possession
of a copv. It will be seen that Teemer has
conceded everything demanded bv St John.
The latter. If quoted correctly In some papers,
evidentlybas been mistaken on one or two im
portant points. Teemer's original challenge,
as it appeared in this paper, stated that he
w ould row anybody three races of 3, 4 or 5
miles respectively. St John, in behair of
Gaudaur. substituted a two-mile race for that
of five miles. Teemer agreed to this, so that
St John or anybody else is wrong in stating
that Teemer originally wanted a two-mile
race.
It is only fair to explain the matter fully, and
the explanation certainly proves that Teemer
is not a quibbler, and that he means business.
WIKOFF'S BULLETIN.
Tho Association President Issues Orders
to the CInbs.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.I
Columbus, O.. April 3. Wheeler Wifcoff
has issued the following baseball bulletin:
Contracts 1SS3 With Brooklyn, R. H. Clark:
Kansas City, H. Porter; Louisville, H. Vaughn,
GuyHecker, L. R. Browning; St Louis, J. E.
O'Neill: American Association, C. F. Daniels,
umpire; Indianapolis, L. L. Shreve, C. E. Bas
sett J. C. McGeachy, R. D. Buckley, J. E.
Whitney; Washington, Wm. O'Brien. J. B.
Donnelly, John Healy; Chicago, Frank Dwycr,
A J. Sommers; Boston, I. B. Ray, J. F. Morrill.
Released By Kansas City, H. Esterday. F.
Hoffman: Washington, J. E. Whitney; Boston,
J. A Sommers; Indianapolis, John Healy;
Omaha, J. Campana. A, Donoghue.
Change of dates The Brooklyn and Louis
ville clubs have changed the game scheduled
for May 9 to August 19 by agreement, and
Brooklyn aDd Baltimore have changed the
game scheduled for May 1 to April 30 A. M. by
agreement
All clubs must have foul lines so they can bo
seen by the umpire from his position behind
the batter to the extension of the grounds. All
clubs that have not already done so must put
down rnbber home plates before the champion
ship season commences.
JOHN L. A LUSHER.
Tho Bis; Boston Brnlscr a Complete Slavo
nt the Shrine of Red Eye.
Boston, April a John L. Sullivan is con
tinuing his Providence spree in Boston, but he
is quite harmless. Yesterday he was unable
to go about and was confined to tbe house by
friend-:. Boston people are beginning to wish he
would keep his word and "blow" the town for
good. Men who were ready to back him for
thousanJs three months ago won't lay a cent
on him now. It is tl e general opinion that
Kilrain will have a pudding when he tackles
the former champion if iudeed the men ever
come together. But unless Sullivan shows
more of a disposition to mend his ways he will
not be allowed to begin training for the fight
New Orleans Winners.
New OBLKAX6, April 3 Fl'st race, five fnr-
lones-Lucy Howard won. Orange Girl second
and Catherine B third. Time, 1:04.
Second race, six furlongs Dudley Oaks won,
Stuart second and California third. Time, 1:17K.
Ihlrd race, seven furlongs-Colonel Hunt won.
Lord Grosvenor second and Kermesse third.
Time, 1:31,.
Fourth race, half mile Lexington B won, T. J.
Busk second and Jim Itced third. Time, ol'A,
A Match for Stanley.
New Yore, April 3. Senator Morgan, the
well-known Omaha sporting man, to-day cov
ered the S250 deposit ot, Billy O'Brien, backer
of Miss Lottie Stanley, who recently issued a
chaHengc, open to all lady bicyclists, for $1,000
a side. Senator Morgan represents the backers
of an "unknown," supposed to be Miss Emma
Williams, winner of the recent six days ladies'
bicycle race at Omaha.
McKeirnan Won.
Greensburg, April 3 A large crowd of
sports witnessed a prize fliht in Toner's grove
last night between Pat McKiernan and Clay
Evans, cf Latrobe. After a desperate battle
the fight was awarded "to McKiernan. Both
men were badly used up.
Yesterday's Ball Games.
Baltlmores, 5, Washingtons, 8; Indianapolis,
9. Louisvilles, 0; Omahas. 1, Kansas Citys.2:
Athletics, 8, Princetons, 0,
Sporting Notes.
Jimmy Tailor, the veteran sculler, will be
Sam Day's attendant in next week's race.
Merrier, the p'edestrian, thinks that Miss
Williams is the best female bicyclist In tbe
world.
James albert, the pedestrian, has received
$1,000 to contest In the six-day race at 'Frisco
next May.
The Boston baseball authorities claim that
thev knew weeks ago that Ward would not go
to Washington.
CnccnrsATi enthusiasts are now satisfied
that Dunlap is inferior to McPhee as a second
baseman. This mnst settle it
Horace Phillips did not have to use a
shoe horn to put on his hat after supper last
night The result of the two games with the
Cincinnatis reduced the size of his cranium
very materi?lly. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Where to Go
For spring overcoats. Gents, don't fail to
call at the Hub. We show the best 510 and
S12 coat in the city. "We lead the town in
suits for boys at $2. $2 50, $3, $3 B0, fl, $1 50
and $5. See our men's wool dress pants at
?1 75, S3 and $2 50. Fine dress pants at $3,
$3 50 and $4. A fine ball and bat to every
boy customer at the Hub. Call and see 'em
at Boston Clothing House, 439 Smithfield st.
Put Money la Thy Parse.
Persons contemplating putting in new
carpets will look well to their purse strings
by looking at our stock before selecting.
Remember that it pays better to buy good
carpets than poor ones, and you can well
afford to when you get six months' time to
settle for the same, say nothing of the satis
faction given from the moment you get the
goods, besides a year or two longer wear.
Wc think after considering the above that
you will appreciate our manner of doing
business. Hopper Bros. & Co.,
ttssu 307 Wood street, "
Joseph Cook, April 4, "Seven Modern
Wonders."
Pennsylvania Insurance Companies
Complain That the
TAX ON FOREIGN CORPORATIONS
Is a Boomerang "Which is Euining Our
Home Companies, as It
EATS DP 60 PER CENT OP THE PKOFITS
Of the Business, Owing to the Retaliatory Tax Im
postd bT Other States.
The insurance companies of the State sent
I representatives to Harrisburg yesterday.
These gentlemen claimed that under the
present law they are too well protected. A
tax upon ioreign companies doing business
in Pennsylvania has resulted in other States
taxing Pennsylvania companies. This, it
is claimed, is mining our home companies,
as most of their business is done outside of
the State, and a tax of 3 per cent on their
gross receipts actually amounts to 60 per
cent of their net profits.
rFltOK A STAFF COBBXSPOSrPENT.l
Harrisburg, April 3. Gentlemen rep
resenting the 42 insurance companies of
Pennsylvania appeared to-day before the
Senate Committee on Finance and asked
that the tax on foreign insurance companies
doing business in this State be reduced from
3 to 2 per cent on the gross premiums, thus
making the tax uniform on all insurance
companies, whether- chartered under the
laws of Pennsylvania or of some other
State.
The law imposing this tax was passed in
1873, with the idea of protecting the Penn
sylvania companies in the business of the
State. But other States adopted retaliatory
laws. They are in this form,, that to the
extent Pennsylvania discriminates against
the companies of these other States, her own
companies are discriminated against. That
fs, Pennsylvania companies are taxed 3 per
cent on their gross premiums in other
States, because Pennsylvania levies that
tax on the companies of these States doing
business within her borders. The 42 Penn
sylvania companies do a larger business
outside the State than the foreign com
panies do in the State. Hence tbe State in
trying to protect them has laid on them a
burden of taxation without the State much
larger than the revenue the State derives
from the foreign companies.
A boomerang tax.
Insurance Commissioner Poster was be
fore the committee, and supported the state
ments of the gentlemen, adding that the
Pennsylvania companies would really make
money by paying the State the additional 1
per cent levied on the outside companies.
The representations of the gentlemen were
favorably considered-by the committee, and
it was resolved to insert a clause or section
in the general revenue bill removing the
discrimination against outside companies.
The gentlemen who appeared before the
committee.at this point were T. C. Henry,
Vice President of the Insurance Company
of North America; Joseph L. Cavan,
President of the United Firemen's Asso
ciation of North America, and Colonel
Dale Benson, Vice President of the Penn
sylvania Fire Insurance Company.
In speaking of the general subject In
surance Commissioner Foster said 60 per
cent and sometimes more of a fire insurance
company's premiums go to pay fire losses,
and at least 30 per cent to pay expenses.
Where 90 per cent represented these items a
tax of 3 per cent on the gross premiums was
equivalent to a tax. of CO per cent on the
pronts. xnis, ne declared, amounted to
confiscation, and what, he asked, did it
amount to when fire losses and expenses ex
ceeded the gross premiums. He thought a
tax of 5 per cent on a company's profits,
such as was levied on stock companies,
would be ample.
NOT MILLIONAIRES ONLY INTERESTED.
Mr. Henry showed that largely owing to
the system of taxation in our State in the
seven years past 42 companies had paid in
the aggregate over 500,000 for the privilege
of doing business, having lost'that amount.
Mr. Cavan also referred to the fact that
there was a loss of $544,000 by the companies
in the seven years past, and said that only
by careful nursing of their investments are
they able to live, and only through the
accretions of years previous to 1881 have
they been able to pay dividends. To show
thatther than millionaires were concerned,
Mr. Henry stated that 1,200 of the 2,500 of
his company are women, who have invested
their savings thus.
Mr. Reynolds, of Lancaster, and Ii. G.
Fouse, of Philadelphia, appeared on behalf
of the lire insurance companies, and this
gave Senators Cooper and Grady the idea
that mutual insurance orders such as the
Odd Fellows, Eoyal Arcanum, Knights of
Honor, etc., ought to be taxed in some way.
Insurance Commissioner Foster thought it
would be only right, but didn't think the
Legislature would consent to it. At the re
quest of the two Senators, however, he con
sented to draw up a section for the general
revenue bill covering that point, and they
promised to do their best with the Legisla
ture. TRIPLE TAXATION IS TOO MUCH.
M. Olmstead, Esq., appeared before the
committee in behalf of the Penn Mutual
Life Insurance Company, of Philadelphia.
Under the general revenue bill, he said, this
company would be taxed on its mortgages
and gross premiums, and, if an appeal now
in the courts from a decision of the late
Auditor General Nbrris was decided ad
versely, it would also be taxed on its net
earnings. He did not, object to the double
taxation, as taxed, but he did object to
triple taxation, especially as this particular
company wo aid be the only one in the State
so taxed. He asked an amendment that
would exempt the company from the tax on
net earnings.
Senator McLain, of Washington, ap
peared before the committee, ana made an
eloquent plea for the retention or Dr. NefTs
amendment to the revenue bill, providing
that when a person is both borrower and
lender, heshall only be taxed on the money
he has on interest after deducting his in
debtedness. The Auditor General is strong
ly opposed to this amendment The com
mittee will meet again to-morrow and hear
the Auditor General, who, among other
things, will endeavor to have the House
amendment exempting manufacturing cor
porations from taxation changed in its
phraseology. His idea is to bring itMnto
closer harmony, if possible, with the Con
stitution. Simpson.
Three Reasons Why
People should buy goods on easy payments:
First, it is most impossible lor people of
moderate means to accumulate enough
money to furnish a house properly.
Second, that a better class of goods can be
purchased than though you were compelled
to pay spot cash.
Third, having your house properly .fur
nished it is an encouragement to live and
be more happy; you take more pleasure in
keeping good goods in nice order, and by
so doing are considered good housekeepers.
The satisfaction is complete; your friends,
yourself and your dealer are satisfied, so what
more is desired? Be wise in yonr genera
tion, and let Hopper Bros. & Cc furnish
your homes. Call at 307 "Wood street, and
look over their extensive stock of goods;
sold on easy payments. ttssu
New Shades In Silk Wrap Cashmeres
At $1 and 1 25 a yard, the best goods be
cause they are the best made.
Jos. Hobne & Cos
Penn Avenue Stores.
The Democratic Candidate 2,000 Ahend
In Rhode Island, but Lncks n major
ity Over All Effect of lh'o In
troduction of it New
, Party.
Providence, April 3. The State elec
tion will probably nob- be decided by to
day's votiDg, and just how it stands may
not be known until to-morrow morning.
Four tickets were in the field, and early in
the day an election by the people was seen
to be improbable, as the successful candi
date must have a majority over all.
The new fourth party in the field was
borne for the single purpose of opposing the
resubmission to the people of the prohibit
ory amendment The party was made up
largely of Republicans, men who have be
fore refused to affiliate with the Prohibition
party, though believing in that party's gen
eral objects, and who on this occasion when
they divorced themselves from the Republi
can resubmissionists, still retained apart
from the third party, which was working for
similar purpose against resubmission. They
nominated an independent State ticket, but
in Providence and most of the towns joined
with the third party on the Legislature
ticket.
The result was that while there were four
general tickets in the field there was only
the usual number of Legislature tickets.
The Legislature is Bepublican in each
branch, which will be reduced if this city
is Democratic, as it is likely to be. The
Legislature will vote to resubmit the Pro
hibitory amendment. Thirty towns out of
36, including all cities but Providence,
give Davis, Democrat, 10,904; Ladd, Re
publican,! 9,174; Richardson, prohibition
ist, 903; Chace, Law Enforcement, 2,662.
Davis lacks 1,835 of a majority.
HE BECAME A HEBREW.
A Young; Wife Converts Ilcr Husband to
Her Own Fnltb.
Columbia, April 3. A marriage was
celebrated in this city last night in the
same house which a year ago was draped
in mourning for the bride of yester
day. Lost April Miss Cam ill e Piexotto,
the pretty 13-year-old daughter of a
wealthy Hebrew of this city, cloned with
"William A. McCartha, a Christian, nnd
was married to him by a Baptist clergyman.
The girl, the pride of the family, was
mourned by them as dead. The house was
draped in mourning and funeral servioes
were conducted. The family were highly
incensed that a Christian preacher should
have married such a child. The mother of
the bride threatened to kill both her child
and her husband.
McCartha has been worked upon by his
young wife until be recently consented to
join the Hebrew faith. At 1 o'clock yes
terday he was dulv initiated into the faith
at the hands of Rabbi Ruben, of Charleston,
and last night he was remarried to his wife
in the house ot the bride's father under the
name of Abraham. There was great re
joicing. YinGIXIA'S NEW BLOOD.
The Nesro Bclns Supplanted by Immigrant
Fnrmcrs Who Como to Slay.
Richmond, April 3. The Virginia au
thorities arc making strenuous efforts to
induce immigration to this State. The in
dications are that more Northern and West
ern people will make their homes in Vir
ginia during the present year than at any
time in the past quarter of a century.
Colonel Thomas A. "Whitehead, the State
Commissioner of Agricnlture, said to-day
that more than 1,000 have bought farms and
located in Virginia this year. There are
hundreds prospecting every day in different
parts of the State. The most of these new
comers are settling in Piedmont and other
white counties of the State. Few, if any,
will buy lands in the counties where it is
possible for the negroes to have control of
the local finances.
"I believe in a very few years,"he added,
"we will have gained from fifty to a hun
dred thousand white settlers. When this is
accomplished the race problem, as far as,
Virginia is concerned, will be solved."
AFTER A LINK.
Tho Pennsylvania Railroad Wnnls the
Huntingdon nnd Brond Top Road.
Philadelphia, April 3. The Penn
sylvania Railroad is anxious to secure pos
session of the Huntingdon and Broad Top
Railroad, as it is a desirable Southern
feeder, and now separates the Pennsylvania
main line from one of its links the Bed
ford and Bridgeport Railroad, It is said
that the Pennsylvania Railroad will try to
force the sale of the Huntingdon and Broad
Top road, intending to buy it in. Fail
ing in this, it is said, the Pennsylvania
Railroad will parallel the line.
There has been some talk of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad building along the survey of
the South Pennsylvania Railroad from Har
risburg to Mount Dallas, to make its con
nection with the Bedford and Bridgeport
If such a step should be taken the Hunting
don and Broad Top Railroad would be
pretty effectually "hung up."
COTJLD NOT CONTROL HIMSELF.
A fllnn Irresistibly Impelled to Theft A
Strancc Case.
Boston, April 3, A man about 45 years
of age was arrested this afternoon for steal
ing a box of horseshoe nails from a store in
Faneuil Hall square. He gave his name as
Charles Faulkner, of East Boston.
On the way to the station he was
suddenly taken sick. Captain Hemenway
asked him at the station what made him
take the nails. He said he was going by
the store when he felt an irresist
ible impulse to steal something. See
ing the package of nails, he
grabbed it He had never experienced
a similar sensation. While he was talking
he suddenly fell to the floor in a dead faint.
A physician was called, who pronounced
him dangerously sick, and said that he had
been stricken with paralysis. The man is
respectable in appearance.
A BURGLAR AT WORK.
Officer Carey Surprises One In a Liberty
Street Grocery Store.
Last night about 10 o'clock Officer Carey
discovered'a man in McCoy & Bumberger's
wholesale grocery store, No. 1017 Liberty
street. An entrance was effected through
the skylight. The man made his escape,
but it is not thought he secured anything
from the store.
A Specimen of Bnflalo English.
Buffalo Courier.
The other day a lady walked into an up
town drugstore and inquired for some Queen
Ann. The drugclerk said that there was no
such article in the store. She insisted that
there was, and that it was powders. The
clerk gave her some quinine, and she went
away satisfied.
Fulfilled Its mission.
Washington, April 3. The commission
appointed to select a site for a navy yard on
the North Pacific coast has returned to
Washington, and its President, Captain A.
T. Mahan, had an interview with Secretary
Tracy yesterday.
" He Was Qualified.
Washington, April 3. Mr. Terrell, of
Texas, the newly-appointed Minister to Bel
gium, took the oath of office at the Depart
ment of State to-day, and qualified for his
place.
New Patterns in Printed Coalites, 35 and 50c
A yard hundreds'of styles to select from.
All now, fresh goods,
Jos. Horne & Co.'s -,
- , T . Penn Avenue Stores.,
Chicago Jail Officials United in tlio
Belief That They Have
AN ELEPHANT ON THEIR HANDS.
A Polished Forger, Who Once Moved in
High Social Circles, is
USIXG YRI .EFFORT TO AT0ID TRIAL.
ir Every Other Scheme Fails, He Will Suicide With
Hidden tlorphine.
A remarkable prisoner is now in jail at
Chicago. He is a forger with an extensive
criminal record. He is handsome, well
educated and of polished manners, and has
moved in high society. Since his arrest he
made an effort to secure his release by an
ingenious story. Then he tried sickness,
even bleeding himself. It is now thought
he will suicide with morphine.
Chicago, April 3. The officials of the
Cook County Jail have on their hands the
person of James Egan, a strikingly hand
some young fellow who with a long criminal
career combines a good education and pol
ished manners and the muscular develop
ment of an athlete. Egan is 'locked up
under the alias of J. H. Hammill, on the
charge of forgery.
His remarkable conduct since his arrest
here gives renewed interest to his previous
sensational record. At Denver, Col., three
years ago Egan secured entrance to the first
social circles and was a great favorite until
ho was arrested on two charges of forgery.
He was sent to the penitentiary at Bowlder
for two years.
AN OLD OFrENDEE.
It was then ascertained that he had pre
viously done time in the penitentiary at
Jackson, Mich. When Egan was released
from the Colorado prison he came to Chi
cago, and last October was arrested for
forging a promissory note purporting to be
drawn by James H. "Walker & Co. in favor
of "James H. Hammill" for ?4,675, in pay
ment for the steam fittings in the nrm's new
building.
Egan, or, as he called himself, Hammill,
endeavored to negotiate the note with the
Surety Loan and Savings Company. While
in jail awaiting trial he endeavored to in
duce States Attorney Longnecker to be
ISnient with him, offering in return to give
valuable evidence against the bond thieves,
Shaw, Plessner and Corbett.
When placed on the stand Egan told an
ingenious story to the effect that C. D, Tay
lor had given him the bonds subsequently
received "by Shaw. Egan, however, broke
down under cross-examination, and con
vinced the States Attorney that he was a
rascal.
NEW TACTICS ADOPTED.
"When taken back to jail he suddenly be
came insane, but failing to convince Dr.
Egbert that his mind was gone, he chancred
his tactics and became very ill. For days
he lay on his cot in a semi-comatose condi
tion, and'the most careful watching failed to
show that he was shamming.
His aim was to be sent to the hospital, and
the doctor had about decided to allow him
to go there, when he spoiled his chances. He
was seized with a violent fit of coughing,
and when the physician next made his
rounds Egan showed him about a pint of
blood which he had coughed up.
At a glance Dr. Egbert saw that the blood
was arterial, and not lung blood. He care
fully searched the prisoner, but could not
find 'the slightest sign of a wound from
which the blood had been drawn. The.
shrewd forger had probably drawn it from1
either his mouth or nostrils. Bnt Dr. Eg
bert is of the opinion that Egan is very sick,
though by no means in the dangerous con
dition he assumes.
SUICIDE PEAKED.
He is an inveterate morphine eater and
has taken as much as 20 grains a dav. The
physician allowed him some morphine in
gradually reduced doses until a daily dose
of one grain was all he was allowed. This
was suddenly stopped, as Dr. Egbert became
suspicious that Egan was "holding out"
some of the drug from each dose with the
evident idea of securing enough to make a
suicidal dose in case of emergency. The
supposed missing morphine cannot be found,
bnt the doctor is afraid of his wily patient
and wishes him safely out of his hands.
Egan is too sick for trial and not sick
enough to go to the hospital. He has ap
parently made up his mind not to go to the
penitentiary again, and in nil probability
has the means at his disposal to commit sui
cide. The officials are all anxious to be rid
of such a champion rascal.
KEEP OUT OF THE LIOU'S MOUTH.
Brazilian minister Adams Not Ready to
Offer nimself as a Sacrifice Jast Yet.
Washington, April 3. Colonel Robert
Adams, Jr., the new TJnited States Minister
to Brazil, was in Washington to-day, where
he called upon President Harrison. In an
interview with a reporter, Colonel Adams
said:
I am not going to my post of duty for somo
time. The average human being would hardly
expect me to, m view of tbe fact that Brazil is
now suffering from one of the worst epidemics
of yellow fever that ever afflicted even
that country. I could not possibly ar
range my private affairs so as to
go on the next boat, which leaves on tbe
20th of this month, and if I could we would be
quartered at Bio. Secretary Blaine told me
to-day that he would not, under any circum
stances, havo me go until the force of tho epi
demic is lessened, and I think I agree with
him. If I were in the country then, of course
it would be ray duty to remain and to-do
all in my power for the distressed, but as 1 am
here there seems to be no good and sufficient
reason why I should inject .my presence into a
disease-stricken community at this season of
tbe year. It is a very glorious thing to die for
your country, but to live, under the present
circumstances, is much more attractive so far
as I am concerned.
A MURDER UNAVENGED.
One of the Accused Escnped nnd the Other
Was Acquitted.
New Toek, April 4. The'jury in the
trial of Vincenzo Quarterao for the murder
of Antonio Flaccomio, on October 14, were
discharged at 12:45 this morning, being un
able to agree. They'hadbeen out since 5116
in the evening,ond stood four for conviction
and eight for acquittal. The murder of
Flaccomio was, at the time it-ocenrred, a
verr mvsterious 'one. Flaccomio wna
Istabbed to Tenth in front of Cooper Union
Tl,ir! avonno .fit Irilnnl. l ill. ....!
while the street was crowded.
It was proved almost bevond question
that the prisoner's1 brother did the 'itab
bing.and Vincenzo was thought to have been
an "accomplice. Vmcenzo's brother fled
and the former gave himself up. His
defense was an alibi. The murder was
committed after a game of cards.
The Evidence Pointed Thnt Way.
Chicago Trlbnne.3
"What was in his pockets?" inquired the
Coroner.
"Nothing. They were turned inside out,"
was the reply of the witnesses.
Verdict of the jury: "We find that the
deceased stranger came toVhis death ironi
causes unknown to us, bui circumstances
incline us to the theory of suicide and point
to the probability that his last stopping
nlftnft was some'hotel in Wnsninwfjin T n '
I -' l.Q-V..,. W.
Getting Ready for thi Sea,
Washington, April 3. 4- The com
mandant 6f the marine corps has been
directed to detail guards for thYorktown
and Adams, the former to report bn the 10th
and the latter the 20th iasi. .,-. .- .
- . . ' YSM.Ci ,
Warnings That tbe New Lower California
mines arc Slnch of n Fail arc.
New Toek, April 3. A private letter
received in this city from an American
mining expert who has visited the recently
discovered gold deposits in Peninsular
or Lower California and examined
them says : " The placer mining
is already a failure. There is gold in
the placers, but not in such quantities as to
make their working profitable to Americans.
The Mexican people ot the neighborhood
will continue to work them in their way,
because they are satisfied if they can make
half & dollar a day and have the hope of
making a richer find by chance.
"There are, however, some quartz ledges
which promise well, and which, if they were
developed in a systematic way, with the
help of considerable capital, might turnout
well. That remains to bs seen, and in my
judgment no one should attempt it without
large capital. I have advised mere pros
pectors and placer workers to keep away
from these diggings. A great many have
already returned home, and in my belief it
will not be long before the place is deserted
by this class of miners, except the Mexi
cans. "Governor Torres has already given
official notice that the placer diggings are
not rich, and that it is rot prudent for
people to go to them. He has done right in
this, and the International Company's
people also discouraged the rush as soon as
they ascertained that there was no promise
of profitable diggings.
HINDOO THUGS.
One Who Strangled 07 Victims ns Sacrifices
to His Horrid Goddess.
A recent letter from India says: During
our stay at Jubbulpore, Colonel Hughes
Hallett, the superintendent ot prisons, was
kind enough to show us over the jail, and
the excellent school of industry, which he
manages for the benefit of children of the
old thugs or stranglers, who have long been
kept under restraint at Jubbulpore. From
the jail Colonel Hughes Hallett took us to
see the interned thugs, a caste of Hindoos
for centuries the terror of India, who carried
their devotion to the cruel goddess Bowanee
to such a pitch, as to make it their religion
to strangle human beings in her honor.
Many years ago, the Indian Government
suppressed them, and confined them in a
special village at Jubbulpore. There are
only 152 of them left, many of whom are
aged and infirm, their women and children
bringing up the total to 346. There is a
venerable bed-ridden -old "saint" much
looked jap to by the rest, who has strangled
97 victims with his own hands as sacrifices
to his horrid goddess. His closing years
are tinged with gentle melancholy; he
wishes that a meddlesome Government had
allowed him to complete his round hundred.
These people are employed in various ways,
chiefly teat-making and carjiet-weaving.
Colonel Hughes Hallett manages matters so
skillfully, that the profits not only keep the
aged and infirm in comfort, but leave a
handsome annual margin.
FASHIONABLE FOOTGEAR.
Something New in tho Boot nnd Shoo Line
far I lie Coming Season.
Lady's Pictorial.!
Boots and shoes, I am pleased to say, are
being made more and more dainty and or
namental. The shoes prepared for the com
ing season are both novel and pretty, but
tan and Russian leather are still used in
their manufacture.
Some of the prettiest of the new shoes I
have seen have the fronts made of the tin
iest strips of leather and ribbon, and are
finished off with the usual buckel of paste
or steel. The ribbon can, of course, be sup
plied in any shade the wearer may desire,
so that the shoes can be made for any occa
sion. I saw'so'me in white Suede, with
very narrow bands oFbuttercup yellow, that
were so fairy-like ih&y might have been the
veritable slipper worn by Cinderella her
self. Another pair were composed of white
kidand white ribbon, and were richly em
broidered in seed pearls; while a third pair,
richly worked in gold beads, had stockings
en suite, the open-work fronts being elabor
ately outlined in the same manner.
Nothing, however, is so effective as a toe
ornamented in the wee paste brooches.
Those who are debarred irom wearing
smart-looking patent leather walking boots
py reason oi tneir drawing propensities, will
be glad to hear that new hide is now being
used which looks quite as fanciful and has
no such drawback.
DESPOT OF THE WHIT HOUSE.
It is Not General Harrison, bat Little Baby
Benjamin H. McKcc.
New York World Washington Special.
Monday is in theory the President's day
off, but it isn't much of a picnic after all.
He was apparently as busy to-day as any
other day. About 11 o'clock the President
was called downstairs into the red parlor,
and there he and Mrs. Harrison received
the ladies and gentlemen of the Japanese
Embassy. Secretary Blaine accompanied
the diplomats, and they spent fully 15 min
utes in very pleasant converse.
It was after 1 o'clock when the President
went down to the 300 or 400 members of the
general public. No one outside of the fam
ily seemed to know why he was late, but the
general belief is that Benjamin Harrison
MeKee was responsible for it, for shortly be
fore the President started to go down stairs
a loud wail of distress went up from the
throat of the aforementioned B. H. McKee.
Just what hurt him can only be surmised,
but it is certain that the fond grandparent
laid aside the cares of office for awhile and
busied himself in soothing the woes and
suppressing the infantile cries.
WANTED A SHARE OF THE BABY.
A Minnesota Farmer Who Has a Peculiar
Idea of Live Stock.
Hebman, April 3. H. H. Schram, a
wealthy farmer, leased his homestead to
Alexander Weir, it being stipulated in the
lease that all the increase by live stock on
the farm should be equally divided between
the lessor and lessee.
Before Schram could remove from the
place his wife gave birth to a son. Weir
now claims that bv virtue of his lease he is
entitled to one-half of the baby, and has in
stituted proceedings to prevent its removal.
Before nnd After.
Buffalo Courier. J
(Overheard in a fashionable restaurant.)
Pennywaite Their menu is wretched here,
my love, but order the best you can.
Angelica I'll take some broiled part,
ridge, French mushrooms, and omele
sonffle. Pennywaite The same for me, with a
small bottle of Roederer.
(Three months later.)
Pennywaite -What are you going to eat?
Angelica Give me a beefsteak and some
celery.
Pennywaite Now don't be so extrava
gent. Your aristocratic tastes would bank
rupt a millionaire. Waiter bring us some
pork and beans and a bottle of beer.
Slaughter of tho Iaaocents.
Life.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children is notified that a New York
newspaper is printing portraits of the small
boys and girls of our public 'school. Per
haps thcpohtician and the actor may de
serve this, bat mav not the innocents be
spared?
See Oar Stock of Jersey Waists nnd
Blouses. -
New ones in Btock to-day best values
in our large cloak room.
- , , Jos'. JBobne & Co.'s
&." ,Penn Avenue Stores.
THE PEOPLES STOKE.
ENLARGED DEPARTMENTS REPLENISHED WITH
NESPRING 'GOODS
OUR SHiK STOCK is one of the finest in this
part of the country, embracing all the staples and
novelties known to the trade.
BLACKS are the leading feature of the depart
ment. Solidity, utility and economy expressed in
every piece we show.
COLORED'. The new shades are porcelain,'
antique, mahogany, old rose, gobelin and sapphireJ
The staple colors are also well represented.
, INDIAS, plain and figured, in exclusive designs.
SURAHS. An elegant line in- stripes and plaids
PLUSHES, VELVETS and VELVETEENS.;'
All newest shades and almost every conceivable'
price.
DRESS GOODS. All the new spring shades in
Silk Warp Cashmeres of best makes; also Blacks..
Spring weights in Broadcloths. Fancy Bordered1
Serges, with plain to match. Paris Robes in boxes.
Plain and Striped Mohairs. Tricots, spring colors.
Black and White Cashmere Cloths, in plaids and
stripes. Low Priced Dress Goods, such as Alpac
as, Cashmeres and fancy novelty weaves.
SUITS and WRAPS. All the fashionable fab-,
rics enter into our made-up Suits; Silks, Cashmeres,
Lustres, Flannel, Phalli's, etc., etc.
WHITE SUITS in large numbers for Misses and
Phildren. Something extra is shown in a great
variety of Tea Gowns.
EVERT VARIETY OF WRAPS, both im
ported and domestic. Long Silk, Long Lace and
Gloth Jackets. Endless variety in Stockinette.
There are numberless bargains in this department.
Ladies can be fitted with any size, from the largest
to the smallest.
THE CARPET DEPARTMENT occupies the entire second floor.,
This noble room is filled with the rrost choicely selected stock of all
grades, from the finest private designs in Royal Wilton, Axminster,
Moquette Velvet, Body Brussels and Tapestries, down to the cheaper
Ingrains and the still cheaper Hemp, Cottage and Rag Carpets.
RUGS of all kinds and sizes.
ART SQUARES, our own importation.
LACE CURTAINS, PORTIERS and DRAPERIES increased ten
fold above anything we have ever carried.
WINDOW SHADES, POLES and all manner of Upholstery Trim
mings. SPECIAL For completeness in every department; for bargains in
all lines, and for satisfactory expenditure in an economical manner visit
CAMPBELL & DICK,
Nos. 83, 85, 87 and 89 Eifth Avenue.
THE BEHEING'S SEA SHAEL.
Some British Colombians Inclined to Dispute
Undo Sam's Claims.
Ottawa, Ont., April 3. In the Senate
to-day, MacDonald, of British Columbia,
interrogated the Government regarding the
recent proclamation of President Harrison
respecting Behring's " Sea. Senator
Macinnes, also of British Columbia, read
an editorial from-a United States paper, to
the effect that one-half of Behring's Sea be
longed exclusively to the "United States In
conclusion he urged the Government to ask
the question at once and forever the Im
perial Government to settle.
Mr: Kaulbach spoke in a similar strain.
Macinnes interrupted him to state- that the
United States "had put forth a pretension in
1887 to exclusive privileges in the sea, and
had seized British vessels.
Mr. Abbott, leader of the Government,
said he did not understand the proclama
tion to assert any new right by the United
States, or any right over Behring's Sea. He
believed the American Government con
tended that certain portions of Behring's
Sea were exclusively under American juris
diction. The Canadian Government would
contrive to act in accordance with the opin
ion of Lord Salisbury. The just demand 'of
British subjects for compensation for dam
age done by these illegal seizures would not
be abandoned.
DAKOTA SWEPT BT PIEE.
One County Seat Town Wiped Oat, and
Tito Persons Burned to Death.
Abeedeek, Dak., April 3. Leola, tho
county seat of McPherson county, 33 miles
northwest of Aberdeen, was destroyed by a
prairie fire during yesterday's whirlwind.
The fire came from the west, and was not
noticed until it struck the town on account
of the terrible dust. Sixty dwellings and
business houses were burned, entailing a
loss of $150,000. The only buildings re
maining are the Court House, two stores and
six dwellings. C. "W. Old and T. Thomas
"Wardwell were terribly burned and cour
iers from the demolished village Bay they
cannot live until morning.
Leola is an interior town, with no rail
roads or telegraph, and further particulars
cannot be obtained. Persons who drove
across the country to Westport, the nearest
railroad station, say the surrounding coun
try is nearly devastated. Hundreds of farm
houses ore in ashes, and the carcasses of
burned animals lying along the road.
A Whalo for the National Mascara.
"Washington, April 3. The whale cap
tured by the United States life saving crew
at Atlantic City last Thursday arrived here
to-day by express and was delivered at the
Hational Museum.
DIED.
MULLEN-On Wednesday, April 3, 1889, at
7 p. ar Jlns. Eixen Jium.es, aged to years.
Funeral will take place fromthe residence ot
her son, Patrick Muixex. Independent
street. West End, at 9 o'clock A. ., Friday.
Friends of the family are 'respectfully Invited
to attend.
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THE WEATHEE,
For Western PenntyU
vania, rain, followed by
air; warmer wind,
shifting to southerly.
For West Tirginio,
colder, fair, northvsesU
erly winds.
PxrrsBTTBG. April 3. 18891
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes the following:
Time.
Ther
Oner.
Mean temp .,,. SI
Maximum temp..., 68
Mlnlmnm temp.aM4 47
Kanirft 19
8 .-00 A.M..
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imjuf; m ,
2:00 p. H ,
5:0O F. H
.84
Precipitation. ...... .00
8:00 P. X 44
Klrer at 5r. M., 10.0 lMt;arlse of LSfeetlntt
hoars.
River Telegrams. ,
rSPXCTAI. TZX.SOBAMS TO THZ DISPATCH. 1 x
Browsvxlxe River 8 feet 2 inches and
stationary. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 60
at 7 p. M.
Wabbo Hirer 4 4-10 feet and falling.
Weather cloudy aad cold.
MoBOAirrowir River 6 feet 3 inches and
falling. Weathercloudy. Thermometer 63 OX
4 P.M.
Tbe Bed Cross Wrecked.
WASHraoTOir, April 3. The United
States Consul at Auckland has informed
the State Department of the wreck of the
American ship Bed Cross, ot Bichmond,
Me , on the Tonga. Islands. Nineteen of her
men are destitute at Auckland.
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Liver and Dyspepsia. Every thing I ate dis
agreed with me until I began taking
Tutt's Pills
can now digest any!klndof food: never have
a headache, and harvo gained 15 pounds in
weight."
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