VERY EASY VICTIMS
Canadians Somewhat Weak
for Uncle Sam's Men.
STALEY IN GREAT SHAPE.
An Important Match Between Local
ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
A Legal Opinion About the Poolselling
GEA'ERAL J5PORT1KG NEWS OP THE DAT
There are always lots of amusing features
in a contest to those who know they have a
picnic. Yesterday's game between the To
rontos and the ball players that we own was
one of those one-sided affairs that make peo
ple uninterested. This is not stated to mean
anything disparagingly to the representa
tives of Her Majesty's dominions, but, as a
matter of fact, it means that small people
have no business here when we are in play
ing hnmor. Of course the good people from
Canada may have many harsh things
to say about Umpire Aborgast. He
may not, and in fact did not,
satisfy Serad, but probably that wasSerad's
fault "Whether or not Serad pitched a good
game is not the important qnestion. Harry
Staley was in the box for the local fellows,
and he gave the visitors to understand that
they can be fooled as far as pitching goes.
Staley was extremely speedy and at times
wild. He,-however, according to the um
pire, kept the ball so near the plate that
strikes were called. In the majority of cases
the Toronto people struck at the ball and,
after missing, really kicked because they
struck at "cuch a rotten attempt to get a
ball over the plate."
'STALKY 'WAS IN MJTE.
However, Staley pitched a ball yesterday
that would have fooled many people, but
defeated contestants have always Ihe right
to complain. Staley pitched better than he
did any time last year, and President
Himick, who watched him, was proud of
his effort His delivery at times was
speedier than it was when he pitched win
ning games on the home grounds against
big people last year. He looks and really
is stronger than he was last year. How
ever, he can become a steadier man as a
Little Nichols looked and acted every
inch a ball player, and it is safe to say that
he will be with the local team for a long
time. Good judges think that he will be
come a jewel. He batted and ran ba-es yes
terday like a youth who knows his business.
He is an active little fellow. He had no
chances offered in the field, bat doubtless if
he had he would have made good of all op
portunities. The game really was one that would in
terest the few people who were there, so far
as the efforts of the local players were con
cerned. It is safe to say that the few spec
tators present were only interested in seeing
how the local people were moving. The
crowd was slim, indeed, and only goes to
show that these exhibition games are to a
great extent worthless. Dunlap made one
or two brilliant plays, and by his judgment
and activity only showed how ridiculous
are the claims of those second basemen Who
aspire to be his superiors.
THE GENIAL FEED
is still in the ring and he now and again
rushes in with success, where even angels
would fear to tread. Dunlap will not lose
3? ittsburg the pennant if it comes down to a
question 01 his individual effort.
The Torontos played tolerably fair. Swift
made two flagrant mistakes, bnt McLaugh
lin did excellent work. The Canucks, how
ever, were outplayed, and if each club was
to play on its merits for the balance of the
year Toronto wonld not win a game between
now and Christmas if the two teams were to
play every day. The contrast is great.
To tell the story of the run getting would
be somewhat tedious. The local men made
five runs in tbe fifth. There were ten men
at bat and six hits were made, including
Beckley's double. Serad seemed to be pul
verized. He settled down again, however,
until the eighth inning when he was touched
up for a single and a donble by Kuehne.
These hits, combined with two errors and
an out, netted two more runs. The old
Cincinnati pitcher kicked against the um
pire like a steer.
Toronto made their only rnn in the
seventh inning on two hits and a wild
throw by Dunlap. The full score follows:
ALLEG'EXTIBlB PI A Eli TOEOKTOS.IBIB1F A X
Dunlap, 2 ..
jliurte, m ..
"Nichols out for Interfering with tutted ball.
AUeghenles 0 05000020-7
Torontos .-...0 000001001
Earned ruDBAllcchenles, 4.
Two-base nits Ceckley. Kuehne.
fcacrlflce hits Kuehne, Hartnett.
Stolen bases Miller, Bectley, Nichols, Smith,
First base on balls-Miller, 2; Dnnlap, Coleman.
First base on errors Alleghenles,l; Torontos, 2.
First base on hit by pitched ball bwlft.
Passed balls-Miller. 2.
Mrucfc out McMillan, Itlctley, S; .McLaughlin,
Left on bases AUeghenlee, : Torontos, 4,
Time of game One hour SO minutes.
Anson's) Boys Mnnnte to Get Another Game
CLEVELAND, April 17. About 4,000 people
witnessed the game between the Chicago and
All-America clubs to-day. Tbe weather was
splendid. The game was without special
features. The score:
CHICAGOS. B B F A AXL-AMIE. B B P A I
Kran, .... 112 10 Hanlon. m. 1 0 5 0 0
HnlllTan, L 1 1 1 0 0 Ward. s.. 0 10 3 1
Duffy, r.... 13 0 10 Urown. r... 2 3 1 0 0
Anson, c... 112 0 0 Carroll. 1., 0 1 12 0 1
Pleffer.2... 2 0 5-40 Wood. 3.... 12120
Hunts, 3.... 0 0 1 S 1 Kogarty, 1. 0 0 2 0 0
Tener, 1.... 0 0 14 0 0 Manning,!. 0 12 5 1
Daly, m.... 0 1 1 0 0 Earle, c... 0 0 4 10
ifcild'ln, p. 1 1 0 6 1 Crane, p. .. 0 10 7 0
Totals.... Tl 8 28 17 2 Totals.... 4 g 18 "i
Chicagos .... 0 100800007
All-Americas ..2 010000104
Earned rnns Chicagos, 2; All-Americas, L
Two-base hits bnlllTan.
Three-base hits Hrown, Duffy.
Home run Brown.
Double plays Crane, Earle and Wood.
First base on balls Brown, Carroll, Pfefferl
Bulllvan, Daly. Baldwin.
Struck out Earle, Suillran 2, Daly, Hian.
Passed balls-Anson, Earle.
Wild pitches Baldwin, Ciane.
Time- One hour and 35 minutes.
They Bought Clothes.
Pitcher Healy and others, of tbe Spalding
ball teams explained, when here, how they
spent so mncb money in Europe. Healy stated
that he spent $250 in clothes, and that other
players spent more than twice that. Healy
said that by spending 1250 he saved probably
$750. Ho displayed a fine suit that only cost
him J17, and he claims ihat it would have cost
him $60 here. He advises ball players to take a
trip to England in winter to buy clothes.
WASHneoTON, April 17. Samuel Vise, of
the Boston Baseball Club, signed with Wash
TJniontoTrn All Right.
TJsioktowm. Pa, April 17 At tho meeting
of tbe TJniontown Baseball Association it was
shown that about all the ti.000 of the stock had
been taken, and that the affair is a sure thing.
DOWNED THE COLONELS,
The Cowboys and Swnriz Puzzle the Bour
bon Whisky Men.
Louisville, April 17. The opening game of
the American Association here was between
Louisville and Kansas City. The visitors won
on Swaru's pitching ind weak fielding by the
home team Kwmg pitched well, but let h) a
run on a wild pitch, and errors by Tourney and
Shannon also added to Kansas City's rnns. It
was the seventh inning before the home team
got onto Swarti's delivery, and then they
pounded out four runs rapidly. Attendance
LOUXEVI.'X Bl Btyl Al EIIKAN. CITT.l Bl B PI A X
Drowning, li lj
0 0000040 04
2 10 3 0 01 0 ' 7
Earned rnns-Lonlsvllles, 1; Kansas Cltrs, 2.
Two-base hit Weaver.
Tnree-bae hit Shannon.
Double plays Davis, Hartley and Stearns;
First base on balls Davis. Browning Ewlng.
First base on errors Kansas Cltys, 4; Louis
Struck out Esterbroot, Raymond, Shannon,
Cook, Ewlng, 2; Long, Darts, liarVler, 2; Stearns,
Passed balls Cook, Donahue.
Wild pitches Ewlng. '
Time One hour and 45 minutes.
KING SETTLED THEM.
The Broirsi Lav Oat the Hed Legs la on
tCracnwATT, April 17. The championship
season of the American Association was opened
here to-day m the presence of over 10,000 peo
ple. The game was evenly contested up to the
sixth inning, when the St. Louis Browns
clinched the victory, scoring lour rnns in as
many innings, a double and an error. The
chief features of the game were the fielding of
Beard and McPhee and the battery work of
King and Boyle.
cisci'natirb;piae 8T. LOOTS. BBPA1E
McPhee, 2 .
King, p ....
Cincinnatls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1
bt. Louis 0 1000400 -5
Earned rnns St. Louis, 4.
Two-base hits Carpenter, Boyle.
Double plays McPhee. Beard.
First base on balls McPhee. Kobinson, Boyle,
Hit by pitched hall-Klelly. Duffee.
btruck out-Kellly, Tebeau, 2; Baldwin, 3;
Comiskey, King, 2.
Passed balls Baldwin, Boyle.
Time One hour and 45 minutes.
CALLED THEM DOWN.
Two Columbus Players Fined for a Little
Baltimore, April 17. Manager Bucken
berger.of the Columbus Baseball Club, this
morning fined Pitcher Widner, Catcher Bllgh
and Fielder Daly each $100 for an infraction of
tbe rules being out all night drinking. The
club arrived here Tuesday evening, and tbe
three players above mentioned started out to
see the town and failed to report until morn
inc. The game to-day was postponed by rain, and
will be played on Friday, commencing at 2 v.
M.. after which the reeularly scheduled game
for that dav will be played, making two games
for that day.
It Rained Too Much.
Philadelphia, April 17. The American
Association championship season was to have
opened here to-day with a game between the
Athletic and Brooklyn clubs, but a steady rain
throughout tbe day obliged a postponement
Rain Stopped Them.
Baltimore, April 17. Rata to-day prevented
the Baltimore and Columbus baseball teams
opening the championship season here. The
game is postponed until to-morrow.
Manager Harrington, of the Scottdale Club,
of the Western Pennsylvania League, was in
the city yesterday. He signed Moore, Cargo
and Hawley all local players, Mr. Harring
ton stated that his club is all right, and be
ordered suits for his team at Al Pratt's. The
clubs that will make up the Western Pennsyl
vania League are Scottdale, TJniontown,
Greensburg, Latrobe, Johnstown and Altoona,
Scottdale has a capital stock of t6,u00, and will
have a grand opening day on May 4.
Wllkeabarre Bent Philadelphia.
1 SPECIAL TELEOEAil TO TBI DISPATCH.1
Wilxesbakbe, April 17. Harry "Wright
put in his gilt-edged pitcher, Pete Wood,
against Wilkesbarre to-day. He was a failure.
Score: Wilkesbarres, 10: Philadelphia, 9.
SULLIVAN AND KILBAIN.
Kilrnln State Thnt He isTWllliuK to Fight
Sullivan for Nothing.
New Yoke, April 17. Richard K. Fox was
seen this afternoon in regard to the dispatch
from San Francisco, stating that Sullivan and
Kilrain had been offered a purse of 110,000 by
the Southern California Athletic Club to fight
In Los Angeles. Mr. Fox said that he had re
ceived such a dispatch, and that the proposi
tion could not be entertained. Mr. Fox added
that the matter of the fight between Kilrain
and Sullivan was now out of the hands of the
principals and in the control of the stakeholder,
Mr Albert H. Cridge, who was bonnd by the
stipulations already agreed upon. No change
could be made in these, in the opinion of Mr.
Fox. without a mutual agreement between the
parties concerned, including tbe backers.
Mr. Fox showed to the reporter a copy of a
cable letter from Kilrain, who is now in Eng
land, received on tbe morning when the final
stakeholder was appointed. Among the other
things the letter contained the following:
"If you cannot come to any termB with John
L., just say that if Sullivan is the great fighter
they sav he is, I will fight him for nothing."'
Mr. Arthur Lumfty, the great pugilist-Sullivan's
editorial assistant, said that he bad never
heard of the Southern California Athletic
LOCAL TROTTERS MATCHEB.
Pat Biggins and Doctor Jennings Arrange
an Interesting Race.
An interesting match between trotting horses
was made in this city last night. Doctor Jen
nings and Pat Higgins, the well-known trainer.
of Mr. P. H. Hacke's stable, goUnto an argu
ment abont their respective flyers. The dis
cussion was good and friendly. Pat' wanted to
match Nutgall to trot the Doctor's stallion,
Ridgeway, lor $500 a side. The Doctor wouldn't
have that match, but offered to match a i-year-old
filly he has, named Mabel, to trot
Bracelet for $500 a side.
Finally a forfeit of 110 each was put up for
Bracelet to trot Mabel at the Cleveland July
meeting, best three in five heats, for $500 a
side. The stakes are to be put up in the hands
of the treasurer of the Cleveland track.
Bracelet is a well-known mare here, and is by
Auditor, the sire of Epaulette. Mabel is by
Mambrino Dudley, damTopsy.
Tracey'a Horse Sold.
NewYohk, April 17. The sale of the trot
ting stock at the Marchland stud, the property
of Secretary of the Navy Tracer, was begun
this morning at the American Institute Rink.
Secretary Tracer was present. The trotters
sold at good prices. The bidding ranged from
3ttoJ8,OOa Total for the day's sale, $59,820;
average per horse, $1,216. The sale will close
John Cavanauqh: Alberts has theeeond
Tbe Beech Street Stars beat the Ridge Ave
nues yesterday 10 to 9.
The Alarms want to hear from the J. P.
BecUeys. Address H. Jordan, 32 Marion street.
Ray Joses: We don't advertise schedules in
this column. You can get what yon want at
any respectable news agent. The League
schedule was published in this paper.
George Cartweioht and George D.
Noremac apreared before Police Magistrate
Gripp yesterday and made affidavit to tbe effect
that their 12-hour race on Saturday is legiti
mate, and that each will try to win.
G. W. Schmidt will sell you one quart
o 1880 pure rye export whisky for $1. 95
and 97 Fifth avenue, citv.
'AS LOW S POSSIBLE.
That Seems to M the Motto of Colonel Al
len Recording the Purchase of Dock
i. No. 7 Testimony for Hlra.
The Board of Viewers appointed to take
testimony and report in relation to the dam
ages of Lock.No. 7, met yesterday afternoon
in, the office of United States District Attor
ney Allen. Attorneys George Bhiras and
E. B. Carnahan represented the Navigation
Mr. Bakewell, Treasurer of the company,
was recalled and asked about some extras
that were charged up in the bill for con
struction that were not specified in the con
tract. He made a full explanation of them
Colonel Allen read from the reports of
the company, showing that the coal and coke
shipments through the lock in 1881 were
90,000,000 bushels, while in 1885 they were
only 85,000,000; the amount of classified
freight was 6,000,000 pounds less in 1885
than in 1881, and the amount of lumber and
timber was 13,000,000 feet less in 1885 than
in 1881. Mr. Bakewell said that in 1888 the
company had done a larger business than in
any previous year.
William P. Wood, the company's book
keeper, was called. He was shown bills
for repairs, dredging and towing, contracted
during 1683. They were for amounts rang
ing from $200 to 5600. He testified that
they all related to lock No. 7.
"W. G. "Wilkins -and George H. .Brown,
both experienced civil engineers, were
called. They had made a visit to the lock
last Monday, at the request of Colonel Rob
erts. Their testimony in the main was to
the effect that, in their judgment, the lock
was in a substantially good condition. The
walls are built of good material, are un
usually wide and the character of the
work is excellent.
Jacob Friday, a masonry contractor, who
built the piers and abutments ot the Smith
field street bridge, has also examined the
lock recently, ana agreed with the former
witnesses that it was in a good condition.
Colonel T. P. Roberts was recalled, and
said the lock had been repaired less than a
year ago, and attributed to careless con
struction the fact that the wall is nearly an
inch out ot line at one place. Mr. Mc
Gowan, Superintendent of Repairs, was
called and testified to the quality of cement
used in the walls, and the hearing was ad
journed until this morning at 10 o'clock.
Colonel "W. E. .Merrill was present at the
hearing and will testify to-day.
United States District Attorney. Allen
has his figures for the price of the dam
ready; but, as he intends to make an argu
ment in the case, he thought it not good
policy to disclose the amount for the present.
Said he, to a reporter last evening: "The
Monongahela Navigation Company claims
the dam cost them from $165,000 to 175,000,
There will not be much of a dispute on that
point; bat they claim in addition that,
since the dam has stood the test of floods,
etc., it is worth from 20 to 40 per cent more
than it cost The law recognizes no such
rule in estimating damages. The Govern
ment claims that the lock is damaged, and
must be either totally or partially recon
structed. The company's aim is to secure,
indirectly, damages for their franchise,
which is forbidden by the act of Con
gress." CLOSING OF HOLT WEEK.
A Programme of the Service at St. Panl'a
Cathedral for tho Ending of Lent-rSome
Very Impressive Rite Observed.
IfjWas almost impossible to find a seat in
St Paul's Cathedral last evening, so great
was the crowd to attend the exercises of
Holy "Week and the solemn period of Xent
A peculiar feature of last evening's exer
cises was the singing of the Tenebrae by the
priests of the College of the Holy Ghost and
the ecclesiastical students of that place.
The chanting was very solemn and im
pressive, and the lamentations ot Jeremiah
were sung. The ceremony will be repeated
this and to-morrow evenings. The name of
Tenebrae comes from the ceremony of ex
tinguishing the candles; and the chanting
of the office was concluded in total dark
ness. To-day will be Maundy Thursday. It is
the day upon which the holy sacrament was
instituted, and is a day ot joy and thanks
giving. During the mass the bells are
silenced and remain so until Easter Sunday.
This is, in recognition of the silence of the
Savior daring His passion, and to express
the silent mourning of the church at His
death. The sacrament is carried to a side
altar bo that the devotion of the passion at
the main altar may not be interrupted.
After the procession the altar is stripped of
its apparel and brnaments to signify the
stripping of the Savior. The , oil to be used
in the sacraments for the coming year will
be blessed and distributed to the priests of
the diocese by Bishop Phelan.
To-morrow there will be no masses sang
in any of the .churches, and it is the only
day in the year upon which this is not done.
The Passion is read, and is followed by the
veneration of the cross. The sacrament is
brought back, to the main altar at the con
clusion of the services. In the evening a
Passionist priest will preach at the Cathe
dral. The exercises on Holy Saturday will be
gin with the reading of the 12 great prophe
cies. On this day the church in ancient
times administered baptism to the catechu
mens on account of its being so lively a
representation of the resurrection of Christ.
The baptismal and holy water founts
are blessed on this day. The altars
are again clothed with the vestments of
which they were stripped on Holy Thurs
day. The candles are lighted and things
gotten in readiness for Easter Sunday, when
the singers of the church burst ,torth in
songs of joy and praise at the resurrection
of Jesus Christ. .
A special mnslcal programme, which has
been printed in The Dispatch, will be
rendered by the choir of the church and the
Cathedral Band on Sunday.
THEI FED A BIG aRMI.
The Woman's Exchange Satisfied 20,300
Appetite In One Year.
The annual meeting for contributors to
the Woman's Exchange was held yesterday
afternoon in the chapel of the Y. M. C. A.
building. Reports of the officers were read,
that of the President, Mrs. W. R. Thomp
son, giving a resume of the work during
the past 'year, which indicated every en
couragement. In the lunch department
there were 20,300 persons served; 1,563
orders had been filled for various articles,
and, among those contributing to the lunch
department with cakes and other edibles,one
had made $270, another $265, another $190
and another $183.
The Treasurer's repoit was submitted, but
the figures, will not be made known until
after the organization of the Board ot Man
agers in May, when a full report of all the
officers will be prepared. An election" for a
board was then held, and resulted in the
choice ot the following named officers:.
Mrs. Joseph Albree, Mrs. M. Atwood, Miss
M. P. Bakewell. Miss M. Chalfant, Mrs. c. J.
Clarke, Mrs. Louis Dalzell, Mrs. H. Darlington.
Mrs. T. Dickson, Mrs. O. W. Dllworth, Mrs!
L. Dllworth, Miss M. E, Ewlng. Mrs. A. Flem
ing, Mrs. G. 8. Griscoin, Mrs.-G. P. Hamilton,
Mrs. J. H. Hampton, Mrs. Henry 'Holdship
Mrs. J O. Home, Mrs. C. Ihmsen, Mrs. Boss
Johnston. Mrs. Henry King, Mrs. Alex.
Laugblln, Mrs. -3. D. Long, Miss
Margaret Lyon, Mrs. H. S. McKee, Mrs.
Thompson McClintock, Mrs. Walter' McCord.
Mrs. J. B. McFadderi, Mrs. M. K. Moorhead!
Mrs. George A. Macbeth, Mrs. George T.
McCleane. Mrs. H. K. Porter, Mrs. William
Blea, Mrs. Philip Reymer, Mrs. J. E. Schwartz.
Mrs. C. E. Speer, Miss MVM. Shaw, Miss M.
Stewart, Miss Neil Stewart, Mrs. O. D. Thomp
son. Mrs. W. Bi Thompson and Miss Bessie
The board will meet for organization on
the first Monday in May at the rooms of the
exchange on Penn avenue.
Fnnrral of Renr Admiral Taylor.
WASHHTGTOjr, April 17. The remains
o'f Bear Admiral William Rodgers Taylor
were buried here to-day. '
DISPATCH, f THTJE'SD AT,
HEADING THIS WAY.
A Big Buckeye Boiling Mill Will
Emigrate to McKeesport. ,
IT WILL MAKE A LIYELT BOOM.
A Terdict of Self Defense Rendered in-the
AIL THE NEWS FROM NEABBI TOWKS
fEFKCIAI. TXI.XaB.Uf TO TBS SISFATCH.l
McKeespobt, April 17. The outlook
for an increase in the manufacturing in
dustries ot KcKeesport is very good, as one
of the leading and largest rolling mill firms
of Cincinnati is negotiating with General
Manager W. C. CronemSyer, of the United
States Iron and Tin Plate Works, for the
purchase of 11 acres ol ground located be
tween the two railroads, near the tin plate
works, with a view of locating their plant
The ground Is owned by Jarvls and Rlgg, of
Pittsburg, who are represented by Mr, Crone
merer, and is considered as tine. a location aS
could be found here. The company is strong
one employs many men and operates 'a mam
moth rolling mill.
Its representatives will come here early next
week to complete the negotiations. Should
the plant be located here, it, in connection
with the Monongahela blast furnaces, will
furnish employment for several thousand men,
and will boom the rapidly growing city.
IT WAS IN SELF DEFENSE.
So Say the Coroner' Jury of tho Family
Trugedy at Butler.
ISPECIAI. TSXEQBAH TO TBS DtSFATCH.1
Butler, April 17. The Coroner's jury was
to-day called to sit upon a very peculiar case.
At 4 o'clock this morning J. E. Fields was shot
by his wife at his home in the West End and
died two hours later. Heretofore they had al
ways been on good terms, and were in the best
of spirits last night when, at 10 o'clock, he re
tired with the children. She was at that time
engaged in reading a book in which sho had be
come deeply interested and said that she would
not retire just yet.
About 12 o'clock he called to her to stop
reading and come to bed. She replied that she
would shortly. This angered him and a war of
words followed, which was kept up until he
arose from the bed and commenced abusing
her by striking her in the f aco. He soon had
her face almost hammered to a jelly, when, in
self defense, she went to the bureau and picked
up a revolver which was lying upon it and told
him to keep back or she would shoot. Fields,
however, advanced, and as be was about to
strike her again she fired, tbe ball passing
through his lungs. As he fell to the floor sho
turned to her little girl and said:
"Birdie, will I shoot myself nowr" She then
By this time the neighbors, bearing the re
port, rushed in and f onnd the man lying on the
floor. He was still conscious and said to them
that his wife had shot him in self-defense; that
he was perfectly conscious and wanted to make
deposition to exonerate her from all blame.
One ef them took the following deposition:
'-That I, J. E. Fields, knowing that 1 am about
to die from tho effects of a snot fired by my
wife, Jennie Fields, do hereby swear that 1
caused my wife to do the shooting and that I
am wholly to blame, and that I want no trouble
made for her."
The coroner's jury rendered a verdict justi
fying tbe killing as in self defense. Fields was
an oil well contractor and of good reputation.
Mrs. Fields is of excellent family, aba pre
sents a pitiful appearance, her right eye being
entirely closed, while her face frightfully
bruised. She is grief stricken and has the
sympathy of the people.
IN FAVOR OF THE SCHOOLS.
Petitions are Betas; Circulated In Favor of
the Syndicate Plan.
rsrxcux txlbobak to tbz dispatch, i
Shabok, April 17. As a last effort to main
tain the syndicate soldiers' orphan schools, the
managers are causing petitions, praying for a
continuance of the system, to be circulated In
different parts of the county, and have Secured
the services of some of the county officers to
circulate them. A thorough canvass of Sharon
by two Mercer court officers yesterday revealed
the true sentiment of the town, not over two
dozen names being secured!
Graduates of the school have been tasked to
write to the Senate committee telling them of
the benefits of the system, and asking In the
name of the smaller orphans for a further trial.
Two more Houses Burned and Some Sua
pected Parties Under Arrest.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DtSrATCRJ
Altoona, April 17. At an early hour this
morning two dwelling houses were consumed
by fire. Loss, $2,200; Insurance, 1,600. The
torch was applied.
Herman Fowler and Thcmas Scringer, two
well-known young men of this city, were ar
rested to-day on a charge of incendiarism.
They will be given a hearing to-morrow. Other
important arrests will be made.
A Mayor's Rnther Narrow Escape.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TEE DI8PATCH.1
Newark, O., April 17. Mayor Nichols came
very near losing his life to-day. He was sitting
at his desk in the rear part of his drugstore.
Back of the store is a high fence, and back of
it was a boy named Walton shooting at a
mark. Several of the balls nassed throncrh thn
pine boards and were burled In the shutter of
the window. One, however, struck the glass
and being almost in a direct line with the
Mayor's head, whizzed past it Had he been
an inch further the ball would have buried it
self in his brain.
Good Reason for Resigning;.
POTTSVHJ.E, April 17. Charles H. Parker
last evening resigned the position of President
of the Town Council, to which he was elected
two weeks ago. . William Brazier was elected
in his stead. Tbe resignation is tbe result of
Parker's defalcation of from 31,500 to 2,000 as
Financial Secretary and Collecting Agent of
the American Hose Company, which was dis
covered recently. He proposasto make good
the loss by mortgaging his property.
Rescued In the Nick of Time.
rSPECIAL'TZLXQBAil TO THE niSPATOH.l
McKeespobt, April 17. Great excitement
was occasioned on Tube Works alley this after
noon by a ton of dirt caving in and burying a
laborer, who was ditching for a sewer. For
tunately for him about a dozen men fell to
work with picks and shovels and reached his
bead as he was about to breathe his last, and
thereby saved bis life.
Up One Year for Stealing Lard.
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH.1
Woosteb, April 17. Joseph'shondel, a well
known young married man of Doylestown. this
county, was arraigned in Common Pleas Court
to-day for burglary. He stole some lard
while in want. He pleaded guilty to the
charge and was sentenced to one year in the
The Court at Allentown granted license to
every applicant but one.
An early morning fire destroyed several
buildings at Tarentum yesterday, inflicting a
loss of about $4,600.
David Surra, in the employ of Angel Oil
Company, at Knapps Creek, was killed yester
day by the falling of a walking beam. He leaves
The residence and barn of John Doyle, near
Bellaire,was destroyed by Ore. Five horses
and several head of cattle perished, and a
number of farm- Implements were burned.
Owing to a reduction of wages, 132 men em
ployed attheFishback Rolling Mills at Potts-
A Planter's Experience.
"My plantation is in a malarial district,
where fever and ague prevailed. I employ ISO
hands; frequently half of them were sick. I
was nearly discouraged when I began the use of
The great result was marvelous. My men be
came strong and hearty, and I hare had no
further trouble. With these pills, I would not
fear to live in any swamp." E. RIVAL, Bayou
x Sold Everywhere.
Office, 44 Mttbbat street, .New York:
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APJRTL 18, 1889.
ville, quit work on Monday, April 8, thereby
necessitating the idleness of the mills and of
600 employes. A compromise was effected by
which tbe affected ones will be paid by the ton,
and the mills resumed work yesterday.
Colonel Joseph M. Reed, of West Bridge
water, was given a hearing before 'Squire
Moore, at Beaver, upon a charge ol having in
his possession illegal devices for fishing". He
admitted the truth of the charge, and was fined
325 arid costs. Thomas and Joseph Hoyle, of
Rochester, charged with illegal fishing, have
pleaded guilty. Other arrests will be made.
Sous time ago Mrs. William Lee, of
Claridge, eloped. She repented and came back
to her husband, who forgave hen Things went
along smoothly until last Saturday, when tbe
old infatuation was revived, and terminated in
Mrs. Lee and her lover attacking Mr. Lee and
giving him a severe beating. Leo made Infor
mation against his rival for assault and battery.
Jbr Western Penn
tylvania and West
'Virginia, fair, warm
er, stationary temper
ature, easterly winds.
PrrTSBUBO. April 17. 18S3.
The United Btates Signal Service officer in
this city furnishes the following.
Time. Ther. iber.
8i00a. v... 49 Haantemp 17
32.-00 A. M SS Maximum temp..- S3
l.-OOP. x... Minimum temp..... 40
ziOOf. V 68 Ranjre 18
SfflP. M Precipitation 00
8:00 p. M 64
Hirer at tp.it.. 7.8 Iwl: a fall of 1.4 feet In 24
tSrSCtAL TELEORAMS TO TBZ DISPATCH. 1
MoKOAKTOWK River 6 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer KJ3 at 4 p. v.
Brownsville River 7 feet 8 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 63
at 7 P. M.
Wabbek River 2 1-10 feet and falling.
Weather clear and pleasant.
F0TJE IEAES LONG ENOUGH.
The Postoffice Department Think One Term
Sufficient for a Postmaster.
Washington, April 17. From 100 to 160
fourth-class postmasters are now being ap
pointed dally. Of these, about one-third are
to fill existing vacancies, another third are ap-
feinted in the places of postmasters removed
or cause, and the other third succeed post
masters who have served about four years.
While fourth-class postmasters are commis
sioned to serve during tbe pleasure of the Post
master General it is believed by the Postoffice
Department officials that good service does not
demand the retention of a postmaster, save In
exceptional cases, beyond the four years
While the good of the service, it is said, 'will
be the first consideration in the matter of
changes in fourth-class postofflces, there is
reason to believe that tbe commissions" of
postmasters who have served four years will
be deemed to have expired.
THE FURNACES ALMOST COMPLETED
Laushlln 8s Co.'s New Stack Promise to be
Ready Abont Slay 1.
The two new furnaces now being erected
by Laughlin & Co. at Laughlin station
have been almost completed, and will in all
Srobabihty be ready for operation sabont
The capacity of the furnaces will be about
200 tons per day each. They have all the mod
ern Improvements, and when completed will be
about the best in the country.
Brown Bacon. k
Miss A. F. Brown, a well-known lady of Alle
gheny, will be quietly married to Henry O.
Bacon, of Cortland, 0 one week from to-day.
The ceremony will be -performed by the Rev.
Dr. Cowden, pastor of the first Christian
Church of Allegheny, at the residence of S. B.
Scbmucker. After the ceremony the couple
will take a bridal trip to Cleveland and after
ward settle down at Cortland.
A Very Lonely Horse.
Mrs. Mary Ashwell, -who lives on Hill
street, reported to Agent Dean yesterday
morning that Henry Rapp had a horsa in a
stable on Boyd street that was almost dead
from the want of food. She said that Rapp
had been sent to jail last week, and the
horse has had no food since. Mr. Sean will
look the matter up to-day,
Baldwin Caned Hoerr.
Mark Baldwin, the Bouthside baseball
player of the Chicagos, brought a number
of beautiful canes from his recent trip
around the world, and he yesterday pre
sented one of them to ex-Register. Philip
Drowned In a Cistern.
John Albright, a little 3-year old boy of
Greenleaf street, Southside, fell into a
cistern yesterdav and was drowned. The
Coroner was notified.
Is the cause of Boils, Carbuncles,
Pimples, Eczema, and cutaneous erup
tions of all kinds. There can be no per
nanent cure for these complaints until
the poison is eliminated from the sys
tem. To do this thoroughly, the safest
and most effective medicine is Ayer'a
Sarsaparllla. Give it a trial.
"For the past twenty-five years I
have sold Ayer's Sarsaparilla. la my
opinion, the best remedial agencies for
the cure of all diseases arising from im
purities of the blood are contained in
this medicine." tG. C. Brock, Drug
gist, Lowell, Mass.
"My wife was for a long time a suf
ferer from tumors on the neck. Noth
ing did her any good until she tried
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, two bottles of which
made a complete cure." W. S. Martin,
Burning Springs, W. Va.
"We have sold Ayer's Sarsaparilla
here for over; thirty years and always
recommend it when asked to name the
best blood-purifier." W. T. McLean,
Druggist, Augusta, Ohio.
Dr. J. C. Ayer St Co., Lowell, Mass.
Price 1 ; six bottles, $i. Worth $5 a bottle
G0IA MEDAL, PAEI8,1878i
Warranted dbsolutelu pure
Cocoa, from which the excess of
Oil has heen removed. Ithasmors
than three timet the ttrength of
Cocoa mixed with Starch) Arrow
root or Snyar, and Is. therefore far
more economical, costing less than
one cent a cup. It is delicious,
nourishing', strengthening-, easily
digested, ana admirably adapted
for Invalids as well as for persons
Sold by Grocers everywhere
f. BAKER & CO, Dorchester, Mas
fTlHE CHALFONl E. ATLANTIC CITY, N. 3.
I MOVED TO THE BEACH.
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
UNSURPASSED OCEAN VIEW.
Salt water paths In the house. Elevator.
apl6-81-D E. ROBERTS &SONS.
.EDFORli MINERAL SPRINGS,
, BEDFORD, PENNA.
adlngimountaln resort Water uneqnaled.
Hotel newly furnished. ObensJnneS. Write
for circular. L.B, DOTY, Manager.
The PEOPLE'S STORE
I I U IT UP Tiebest known manufacturers in the world are represented here, Barns
LlllCIlO."""ley, Little, Brown and others. TABLE-CLOTHS, bleached and un
bleached, from 60 to 86 inches wide, all pure linen from the highest to lowest grade. A
special drive in 60-inch at 25c. Full line of sets from 33a to $3, 5-4 to 20-4 TABLB
CLOTHS. TOWELS, NAPKINS and DOYXEES in every grade and style imagin
able, together with a fall line of Colored and Turkey Bed Damasks.
Extra fine assortment of COUNTERPANES and MARSEILLES QUILTS.
STAMPED LINEN GOODS, Tidies, Scarfs, Splashers and Tray Cloths, Plus,
Chenille and Tapestry Table and Stand Covers,
WASH DRESS GOODS.-
hams. White Goods of every kind.
nnUrPT PC All the best known
All the best known
I IIHTIr. I II..A ""BTTTVRTT-Wftci
and FLANNELS or" all kinds, including
FLANNELS. CRETONNES and figured
LOOK OUT FOR THE
SOON BE ON.
$ $ $ t$
CAMPBELL & DICK,
83, 85, 87 AND
McKEESPORTERS, WHEN YOtJ WANT
WW. H. ALLEN, els?fi
For Style, Variety and Low Prices,
TOt TRINKLE, MANAGER.
This Parlor Suite A for $48 !
The above cut represents one of our new Parlor Suites. Although
low in price it embodies much of the style, handsome lines, and carved
wood work of our finer suites. The frames are in mahogany finish, the
coverings of Silk Flush in different but harmonious colors, back (except
ing sofa) same as fronts; bottoms covered against moths.
Our Furniture Department contains the latest styles from most re
liable makers and at lowest -prices to be had anywhere.
0. McCLINTOCK & CO.,
NEW EASTER BONNETS
ARE SHOWtf IN IMMENSE VARIETY AT OUR
Tuesday,' Wednesday and Thursday.
Straw Goods, Flowers, Ribbons.
Parasols, 50 new styles.
.Wraps and Jackets. t
Silk and Lisle Hosiery.
Laces and Lace Goods.
1 Dress Trimmings.
Embroideries and White Goods.
B&'We call special attention to our unequaled assortment
of KID GLOVES for Ladies and Misses, Silk Gloves, Silk
Mitts, Silk Underwear, etc, which we offer at remarkably loff
The latest styles will be displayed in all departments.
JBa?"The public are respectfully invited.
510 TO SI4 MARKET
.A most complete stock of French and American
Satines. Bargains in French Challis and Ging-
makes at bottom pne
makes at bottom prices, vis: SHIRTING3,
pTT.T.fVW fiASTNfiS TTmra OUVXTTtYra
beautiful patterns 'of FRENCH DRESS
CANTONS in great variety for draperies.
A fall line of Suits for all sizes, from 3 years up to 14,
in kilts and knee pants as well as long pants.
GREAT CARPET SALE WHICH WUJi
$" $ $ $
89 FIFTH AVENUE.
ST. AND 27 FIFTH AVE.
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