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THE . PITTSBTJEG ' 'DISPATCH, ' MONDAY, r v FEBRHAPvY 24,- 1890.
V StL.t' WILL TAKE THE CASH. jr i sirlent Ermict Eeady for That Allege. Big Offer. MB. HANEOJS'S OPINIONS. List of Players Signed With National League Clubs. the THE SPORTIM HEWS OF THE DAT President Nimick expressed himself fully on the alleged offer of $1,000,000 for the National Xeague clubs. He is ready to take the cash. Manager Hanlon talks about the matter. Catcher Farrell is ex pected to sign with the Cleveland Brother hood club. President Young gives s list of all players signed with the National League clubs. ' The announcement published in The Dispatch yesterday to the effect that a syndicate had offered $1,000,000 for the franchises of all the National League clubs caused quite a stir among local baseball people. Opinions as to the genuineness of the offer were exceedingly conflicting, and the majority of the baseball patrons who talked about the matter were to the effect that the offer was more of a "bluff" than anything else. President Nimick talked quite interest ingly about the matter last evening to a representative of this paper. He said: "Tbe offer is. indeed, a surprise to me. I never heard a word about it until I learned of it in to-day's Dispatch. PITTSBUBG IS WILLING. "Well, now I don' t know what to say about it; that is speaking generally, bnt if there is any syndicate who will jrjve us S10Q.000 for our club that syndicate can have it. I always say that if $100,000 have been offered for all tbe ten clubs tbe offer should be accepted at once." "If the offer was accepted would each club want an equal share of tbe money?" "I don't see why it should be otherwise. At present I think that tbe Pittsburg club is just as valuable as any other and certainly we would not agree to accept any offer except we received an equal share of the purchase money. It also seems to me that if the offer is genuine Indianapolis, Washington and Cleveland would be quite ready to accept 5100,000 each for their respective clubs." IT MAT SOT BE BONA FIDE. "But," continued Mr. Nimick, "it may be that tbe offer has been made for a purpose; not to buy the clubs, bnt to add a little more trouble to tbe National League. Tbe offer is a big one, and if it is refused then the cry will go forth that there are immense fortunes in baseball, and that the League magnates who have been declaring that they have not made money have been saying what is not true. Cer tainly if a notion like this was to take root it would do-tbe League considerable barm. To do this may be the'object of those who are sup posed to have offered tbe 1,000,000. Of course there may at this stage of the warfare be many reasons why such an offer would not be ac cepted. Do I think tbe team clubs are worth that amount of money? Well, now, when we receive a direct inducement to sell I will talk to those who want to purchase on that point PBEDICTED FAILTJEES. "I do think, however, that when the approach. ing season finishes we will find that the new clubs at Pittsburg, Cleveland, Buffalo and Brooklyn have all been failures. Looking at matters from this standpoint, the League clubs are very valuable. However, I am not in a po sition to say anything definite on tbe matter at present, because I don't know whether or not the offer in question has been made in good faith. It it has been made with honest inten tions then it becomes a very important feature in the history of baseball and may cause some of the most surprising changes all round. Bat we must wait a few days and find out what there is in it." Other authorities conjectured that the offer emanates from persons directly interested in the new League, but this is denied by people airectly interested in the latter. As above statedbowerer, there is a strong opinion ex isting to the effect that there is little or nothing in the big offer. scandkett's opinion. Secretary Scanarett does not place much credence in the aUeged offer, but yesterday he said: "If we can get 100,001 for our own club it will go, and we'll give 25,000 to tbe man who gets us that amount. However, I must learn more about it before Til believe it" Manager Hanlon, of the local Flayers' club, said: "Idon't know of anybody connected with tbe Brotherhood wbo would think of giving such a price for the League's ten clubs. We will down them anyhow If any such price has been offered tbe magnates will be very silly if thev don't take it. I also think that if any such offer has been made it is with the understanding that tbe magnates will re tire permanently from baseball. At any rate, I wish it to be distinctly understood that we, the Pittsburg Brotherhood club, are not seeking to buy out any National League club. We are here to fight the battle on its merits, and we'll be winners." THAT SYNDICATE ST0ET. A Rumor That the Brotherhood Magnates Are Bock of It. lEPECU- TE-XORAX TO TBI DISrATCHl New York, February 2S. The fact that a syndicate has offered 1,000.000 for the National Baseball League, as told in The Dispatch to-day, caused no little surprise among the baseball men in this city, and it was the gen eral opinion that the Brotherhood is at the back of the scheme. It is also thought that could the Brotherhood bny out tbe National League at the price named that it would be much cheaper for them than to attempt to down the League by opposition. Tbe leaders in the movement couid not be seen to-day owing to its being Sunday. Buck Ewlng and Danny Richardson were in town to-day and visited tbe new grounds of tbe players' club in Harlem during tbe afternoon, beveral of the backers of the club accom panied En ing and Richardson. It was decided to call the grounds tbe "Brotherhood Baseball Grounds." Ewing will at once get his men to gether, and within the next two weeks will have tbem at practice. He is much pleased&t tbe looks of the grounds and is confident of their being a success. Two men will be en gaged to look after the grounds and see that they are kept in good order. A reporter of The Dispatch asked Ewing whether he ever intimated to Mr. Day that he would treat with him regarding playing with the New Yorks this season. "No word has ever passed between us on tbe subject," was the quick reply. "It is a little curious tome how anybody could approach mo on that sub ject after tne frequent announcements-have made to me contrary, btui. out of respect to President Day and Director Gordon, I met (hose gentlemen by appointment and we had a very pleasant time, I assure you. Mr. Day was willing to give me $10,000 a year, but I refused it and told bim I was with the players to stay." Danny Richardson told a Dispatch reporter that there would be no use of any man coming to him to sign again with the New YorkLeague club. He did not-tell President Dav or Direc tor Appleton tbat be would sign with tbe Na tional League if they could get Ewing and Connor. FAREELL FOR CLETELASD. Al Johnson Alleged to Have Cnplnred the Prominent Catcher. rfrltCIAL TELEGRAM TO TBTt DISMTCTtl CYAND,February 23. Yonr correspond ent learned to-night that the Brotherhood club in Cleveland is likely to be strengthened by the addition of Farrell, of last year's Chicago team. Farrell is a great favorite here, having been more successful against the Cleveland pitchers of last season than almost any other visiting player. The effect of an icy wave straight off the lake could scarcely have been more chilling to the audiences than tbe presence of Farrell at tbe bat with men on base in a close game. Farrell will, if signed, be played every day, alternating between tbe outfield and the catcher's position. It had been rumored that Mr. Johnson's new catcher was to be either Meyers, of Buffalo, or Miller, of Pittsburg, but the information given abovexomes frcm a reliable source. West Will be Umpire. , ftrZCIAX TILEOILAJt TO TBS DUPATCH.l Coltjkbus, February . Milt D. West has accepted the. offer of President Boach of an . ?. -.-----i--ri v -tirTfflil-iMi ir rrrihiii "If it i ti-V r ,,,Ari,-tiiwW uxnplreship In the Western Association at the salary of 250 per month. West was a member ol tbe Minneapolis clab a part of last season, finishing as umpire in tbe Tri-State League. THE-0LD LEAGUE LIST. Playen Signed With tbe Respective Clnba ritubnrc Head lbs lAwt With 20 Mr. Young' Opinion of Boston. ISrICIAI.TKI.EOB AUTO TH DlSrATC-.! Washington, February 23. President Young has prepared a list of players under contract with the clnbs of tbe National League to date, from which it appears that Pittsburg heads tbe list with 20 players signed, while the New Yorks are last in the field with but three names to their credit for 1890. In discussing tbe clubs Mr. Young was not at all backward in declaring that the Bostons never had such a strong team in their history as the one with which they will open the season, and the Chi cagos are not far behind. Only one man is badly wanted by the- Bostons.and that is Hardie Richardson. According to President Young's list the players now under contract with the various League organizations to date are as fol lows: Bostons W.3. Brodle, John O. CUrkson, P.IJ. Donovan. Charles W. Garnet, Louis W. lurdle. II. C Lone, Kobert L. Lowe, James McGarr. C A. Nichols, C. M. Smith, A. bbellhasse, T. ?. Tucker. John P. Taber. ' Brooklvns T. 1. Bnrns, H. Collins, K. L. Ca rnthcrs. J. S. CorkhllL R. H. Clark, Thomas P. Iallv, D. L. Fontz, St. K. Hughes, J. Newman, Y. 0. O'Brien, G. B. Plnkney. C. S. Reynolds, G. J. bmlth. GeorjrcT. SUUIncs, W. H. Terry. Chlcagos A. C. Anson, J. 'P. Andrews, Thomas T. Bnrns. J. J. Cooncv. W. F. Coairblln. Cliff CarrolL Howard Earl. Bert L. Garvin, W. F. Hutchinson, W. B. Inks. M. J. Xlttrldge. J. C L.aner, -inomas iacie, reier i. vurien, ju. .1, Bnlllran. W. K. Wllmot. Cinclnnatls-C B. Baldwin, Oilier. Beard, W. W. Carpenter. Wm. tarl, J. W. Holliday, Jerry Harrington, James W. Hunan. J. W. Knirht. T. J. Mullaue. J. A. McPheo. P. McoL J. G. Rcllly. Geo Tebean, L. Vlan, Wm. Wlthroclt, Francis L Foreman. Clevelands Ed Bcatln. Geo. Davis, Thos. J. Dowee. Vincent Dally. It J. Gllks, Ezra P. Lin coln, E. J. .McKcan. Chas. T. Parsons. Jos. isom ers. . D. braalley. L.. C. StocSwelL W. W. Veach. John YYadsnrorth, C L. Zlmmer. Indianapolis U. E. Bassett H. J. Boyle, K. D. Buckley, Jesse Barkett, Jerry Dennv. Ed II. Eltel Jon. J. V. Glasscock. Wm. Georpre, Nick T. Ivory, Albert J. Inks, a B. Miller. Geo. C. Mes klm. A. Manassan. A. W. Ruasle, J. A. Sommers. M. J. Scanlon, Pete Weckbocker. New Yorks-P. J. Murphy, M. Tlernan, M. Welch Phlladelpblas David Anderson, B. J. Allen, E. V. Hurke, John Clements, E. H. Decker, E. J. Delehanty. M illiain Dav. William Gleason, Al. Myers, Jos Mulvey, Ed Meyer, Allen Mcfaulley, 1111am bhrlrer, John F. bmlth, S. L. Thomp son. PlttEbnrps J. B. Becklev, John P. Berger, Klrttey Baker, Howard Brandenburg, P. J. Daniels, Charles Gray, Gny Hecker. W. H. Hemp. Henry Jones, John J. Kelly. S. H. Laropue. G. F. Miller. Ed Mnlbearn, Fred Koat P. J. Bontcltffc, W illlam Sowders. Fred Schmltt, W. A. banday, W illlam Wilson. Henry Young man. Washlnirtons Frank Bird, Herman Bader, Beldon Hill, Michael Jordan, James Malvoney, Harry L Mace, Peter McCov. F. F. .Nicholas. W. C Phillips, J. H. BIddle, F. H. Stover, Lewis Whistler. BILLIARD PLATERS EICITED. Sloison and Cntton Declare They Did Not Get a Square Deal. ntrXCUI. TELEGRAM TO T DISPATCH. 1 Nw Yobe, February 23. The excitement among billiard players over Saturday night's assignment of players for Monday at the tour ney did not abate to-day. George F. Slosson repeated with emphasis his assertion that he would forfeit tbe afternoon game with Catton unless tbe schedule was changed. He views tbe assignment to play in the afternoon in the light of a deliberate attempt to belittle him,and complains that there is unfair discrimination against him and a design to make much of Schaefer. He says Mr. A. F. Troescher. of the Brunswick Co.. is not a rjartv to it The blame. be says, lies wiw Mortimer -Lumpnreys, the manager of the tonrnev. Billy Catton kicked hard against the schedule of games, too, but said that be would go ahead and play as announced if the schedule was ad hered to. He declared to play 1,000 points at a time would be a terrible strain, but that he consoled himself with the reflection that be might live through it all. He added that "inas much as the players bad agreed to submit to the management of the tournament by the Brunswick Company they really had no sound reason for refusing to carry out tbe agreement even if unreasonable things were demanded of them by tbe management TJp to II o'clock to night no news had been re ceived at Slosson's of a change of the schedule. BOTH FELL INTO THE PIKE, Bnt the Battle Was Fonght to a Finish Jam the Same. rSFZCIA- TEL-QBAII TO THE DISPATCH. 1 WrKSBARR-. February 22. At an early hour this morning Hugh Gilmer, of Luzerne borough, and James Hogan, of Colorado, heavy-weights, fought a desperate prize fight on the mountains nearby. The men weighed 170 pounds in ring Costume. Hogan was the favorite, but he was defeated before the thir teenth round, although ho showed great pluck and did not give up until the thirty-sixth round. The purse was S300. The biting frost com pelled tbe managers to build a bonfire in the middle of the ring in order to keep the con testants warm. In the twenty second round the men clinched and fell into the fire. Both were severely burned, but continued to fight M'CARTHI WILL TRI AGAIN. He Will Mnke Another Match With the Colored Champion. isrsctAt. tlga to t dispatch.: New York, February 23. CalMcCirtby, the 114-pound champion, has been doctoring his arm with the utmost precaution ever since he injured it in his fight with George Dixon, the colored champion, two weeks ago. Now the arm is pretty strong and will be able to stand a little exercise. Cal was seen by a reporter of The Dispatch, and said: "In regard to Dixon's challenge let me say that Jimmy Col ville, the Boston sporting man wbo offered to make a new match for any part of $5,000 tbe night we met in Boston, will cover Dixon's money just as soon as I telegraph him tbat my arm is strong enough for a battle. I have a week's engagement to spar three light rounds nightly with Chappie Moran in a Brooklyn theater." TWO AMATtDRS TO MEET. A Pocillstic Event In Which Some Money Will Chance Hands. rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. New York, February 23. It was reported in sporting circles to-day that Pat CahilL the amateur middle weight champion of America, and Dolly Parker, of the Bedford Athletic Club, who recently won the middle weight championship of Long Island, were matched to epar six rounds for a (230 trophy. Tbe Man hattan Athletic Clnb, it was said, is the lucky clnb to arrange the match. A prominent gen tleman in athletic circles said last night that several big bets had been made nn the result One wager mentioned was $500 to S100 on Cahlll. It was made by a member of tbe New York Athletic Club and a well-known horse man. The latter took the Parker end of It The men are to meet within four weeks. Four ounce gloves will be used. SIX DAIS' WALK IN DETROIT. Many of the Most Famous Pedestrians la the Country Entered. rsTKCIALTELZORAll TO THXOISPATCH.! Detroit, February 23. A six days' go-as-you-please pedestrian contest was started in tbe rink at midnight to-night under the most favorable auspices, both as to the number of spectators and the quality of trje"pede5trians entered. It promises to outshine any similar affair in the, past in this country. The starters were: Peter Hegelman, Gus Guerrero,' George Connors, Peter Golden, Frank Hart, Martin Horen, Dan Burns, Will iam Nolan, Grepor Hnlsbeke. John Hatton, Tom Cox, Sam Day, W. A Smith. Charles Hodgman, William Howell. John Fry, Sam Davis, Joe Loomis, H. O. Messier, Frank Gud enau, J. Krantz, George Cart-wright and Charles Martin. REAGAN WEAKENB. He Refuses to Fight Jack Fogarty Under Fair Conditions. John Quinn received information from Jack Fogarty yesterday to the effect that Reagan now refuses to fight him. fogarty, at any weight above 154 pounds. Originally it was in tended tbat Fogarty and Reagan fight at 158 pounds for a purse offered by a New York club. Reagan now demands that tbe limit be reduced to 151 pounds and tbat Fogarty put up a forfeit of $300 as a guarantee that he will be at that weight Reagan also offers to fight anybody at tbe weight named. It is hardly likely that Fogarty will accept the very unfair conditions of Reagan. While it may be comparatively easy to get down to 15S pounds, Fogarty may have great difficulties In getting down four pounds lighter. KnockedyOnl In the Third Round. VicESBtmO, February 23. A fight to a finish between Joe Tansey. of St. Louis, and Jack Connors, of Cincinnati, catch welghta, Marquis of Queensberry rules, took place this afternoon at Island 101, 30 miles above Vicksburg, and was won by Tansey in the third round by a ter rific right hand blow on tbe neck, the second he had put in there, which knocked Connors out SHOOTING AJ BEDF0ED. Some Good Corneals at Clay Pigeons and Lively Betting. rSTZCIAt, TELEGRAM TO TBS DISFATCTT.1 Bedfobd, Pa-, February 23. A shooting contest at clay pigeons took place here yester day between parties from Mann's Choice and Bedford, the entrance money being divided among the winners. Tbe first match, ten birds, was won by A. W. HaUer, who had nine to his credit Second contest five doubles, was won by A. C Lessig, with nine to his credit Third contest, ten singles, was won by Richard Xanmker, having a record of eight Fourth contest, five doubles, was won by Charles McMullln, who had nine to his credit A large crowd was present, and considerable money changed hands. Sporting Notes. JohnM. Ward will nottakehls team South. Johnny Reagan now wants to meet Pete McCoy in a ten-round contest Jok McAtJCTF is again talking to the effect that be wants to fight Sullivan. The sooner the League magnates can get hold of that million dollars the better for themselves. The California Athletic Club offers $5,000 for a battle between Slavin and Jackson. The former wants 15,000. Ward has returned from Havana, and says tbe wild offers made by tbe National League to Brotherhood players wiU do tbe new League good. Fbesident Nisiick states that he has had numerous letters from persons telling him tbat yonng Roat is one of the most promising in fielders in the country. Jack M cAtjliffe has reduced nine pounds since he started to work, and both he and Mad den are highly pleased with the selection of their training quarters. Ike Weik, the Belfast Spider, was tendered a complimentary benefit at McGurn's handball court at Chicago, on February , and cleared about 500 by the event The leading Brotherhood organs are emphat ically opposed to the reinstatement of McKean, and the Sporting Times says tbe National League should not take him back. Dan Mubpht has recelved'word from the backer of Patsy Cardiff thatf the latter has signed articles for a contest with George God frey, in Boston, on March 20, at the Parnell club. A 1,600 trophy will be -warded the win ner. A grand testimonial benefit Is to be tendered Paddy McBride, the champion feather-weight of Pennsylvania, by the Quake" City Athletic club, on February 28. The windup will be be tween McBride and Cal McCarthy, and Jack Davis and Joe Butler will box six rounds. Wil-IAm E. Weeks has already begun business and has a bread winner in bis stable in the bay gelding Lew White. 2:2 pur chased by a prominent owner of this city from Joseph Hamerick, of Rochester, N. Y more laminariy Known as .tug joe." ,r. wees also has two "green" ones that .have every ap pearance of. being "good goods," and when his stable is completed it should be able to come down the line a winner. PREACHERS IN A DISPUTE. They Differ ns to the Advisability of Meth odist Revival Meetings. rsrxciA- txxioba to the dispatch. Rochester. N. Y., February 33. A series of revivals has been in progress in I mis city lur a mourn past, principally in the Asbury Methodist Church. Last Sun day night the Key. Byron Adams, of Plymouth Congregational Church', preached a sermon on revivals in which he sharply criticised them and likeued tbe churches where they were held to insurance compan ies who gave converts a religious premium for tbe safety of their so lis. To day the Kev. Dr. Johes, of Asbury Church, replied to MJ. Adams and preached to a lay congremtiom He said Mr. Adams' statements wen false, and that his utterances were disgraceful for a Christian minister to make. He then defended the revivals, an 1 said that toe xiev. iux. iuuuib wa uar uw-uiinueu and illiberal. He said he was a sort of "bat k number" minister preaching to an "old ifogy" con gregation and hardly deserves the courtesy of a reply. He thought everyone ought to pray for Mr. Adams' salvation, and con cluded in a verv excited state of mind. The Rev. Mr. Adams is noted for his liberal views, and has stirred up other clergymen before. He is the author of the work en titled "Evolution in Beligion." recently published, which has caused much com ment . ATI-TIM OF OPIUM. . Snd Ending of the Life of n Once Prosper ona Kentucky Physician, t Crab Orchakd, Kt., February 23. "When Dr. E. T. Stephenson died here last night, the awful story of another victim to the opium habit was completed, l Dr. Stephenson came here ten years ago, and at once sprang into popularity, not only in his profession, but socially. He became en gaged to a pretty young woman of Lin coln county several years ago, jbut about that time his friends began to notice certain eccentricities ot habit In due time it began to be whispered that the young doctor was a slave to the nninm linlitt and t)ii.T woe finnnvml tl a WfJ.U. U..V.., .. .3 n VMU4UWl IUICI years ago wnen oe was ioana raving in in country, crying for his favorite drug. He was sent to the asylum at Lexington and a few months ago was released. He returned, bnt his mind and body were irre vocably shattered, and death ended his suf fering last night The marriage never took place. IILLED THE WHOLE FAMILY. A Man's Qanrrcl With Bis Motbcr-In-La-r Xnnscs a Brutnl Murder. tSPECIAI. TELEQHAM TO THB DISPAT0H.1 St. 'Anne De La Pebade, Qce JTeb ruary 23. One of the most atrocious crimes -in the calendar was committed in the village of St Albans to-day when Bodolphe Da Bois murdered his wife, his mother-in-law and his two children with an ax. Da Hois for some time has been on bad terms with his mother-in-law, who has been J.iving with him for several years, and quarrels between them were frequent When the family was getting ready for dinner to-day, DuBois made some slighting remark about bis wife's cooking. ' Mrs. Olymphe Thibeanlt, the mother-in-law, flew into a passion, and told bim to get out ot the house if he didn't like it at the same time threatening him with a flatiron. He left, bnt returned with an a and butch ered the whole family. SATED BT HIS OVERCOAT. Duncan C Harrison Btnbbeil by H. Brisker, of the "Paymaster" Company. Chicago, February JB. Duncan C. Harrison, who plays tbe leading role in the Paymaster Company, was stabbed to-night by another actor, H. ' Brinker. The affair took place at the door of the Standard Theater. A heavy overcoat saved Harrison's life, the knife entering his body just over the heart, bat not penetrating to the vital organ. Accounts differ as to whether the trouble was over nnpaid salaries or on account of an insult to Harrison's wife. Brinker was ar rested. FOUNDERED AT SEA. The Slender Dominion, With 62 Lives op Board, Reported Loir. Boston, February 23. It is reported that the steamer Dominion, from this port for Nova Scotia, has foundered and that C2 lives were lost Rich and Elegant Pnrli Drrii Patterns. The handsomest styles we have ever shown, every one different either in de sign or -color, prices ranging from $22 to (85. Jos. Hobne&Co.'s Penn Avenue Stores. EIGHT HOPES A DAT. Preparations for the Inauguration of the fiay Movement. SOME OF THE W0EKEES IN DOUBT, Bat President Gompers Believes That Suc cess is Certain. THE B0IC0TT A LEG18LAT1TE WJ3AP0H, According to the Leader of the American Federation of Labor. The New York Central Labor Union is divided upon the question of the eight-hour movement It will assist in the prepa rations, however. President Gompers is confident of ultimate success. He thinks that there will be no general strike. rewtcTAL teleobam to the sispatc.i New York, February 23. The Central Labor Union discussed for three hours to day a proposition to contribute $50 toward the big eight-hour meeting in Cooper Union to-morrow night It appeared from their talk that a large number of the delegates were opposed to a work day of eight hours because, they say, it would be impossible for them to get it They said that they did not believe that any otherworkingmen could get it, either. It was finally decided to give the $50 and attend the mass meeting. The subject of the inauguration of the eight-hour day is now the all-absorbing one in labor circles. Samuel Gompers, Presi dent of the American Federation of Labor, was visited by The Dispatch correspond ent, and questioned as to ihe outlook. He said: encouragixg prospects. "I think the prospects are very encour aging indeed. From letters coming to the office from all the trades, there is evidently a decided intention among working peo ple to demand a reduction of the hours of labor on May 1, and in Beveral trades there will be a reduction to eight hours a day. The policy of the Federation has been to name the trade and the locality which shall make the demand. Other trades and localities will not take their turn until the eight-hour work day shall be the rule in this country, as it has been in Aus tralia for tbe last 25 years. I do not wish to be understood to say that if there are other trades in the Federation that desire to make the demand, they will be held back or discouraged. Bnt there will be one trade selected by the Federation to make that de mand, and the trade bo selected will receive the first financial assistance of the Federa tion,now comprising over 600,000 members. Onr entire influence and power will first be concentrated on this one trade and locality. I have reason to believe that the eight-hour work day will not have to meet the opposi tion that many persons have feared. I have received many letters from men of affairs abd public men in favor of this movement It was a remarkable fact that so influential a body as tbe Association of Builders which recently met at St Paul was not unfavor able to 'it" NO GENERAL STRIKE PBOBABLE. "Do you think there will be a general strike on the 1st of May?" "No. I believe that all that will be nec essary will be for the demand to be made in proper form and it will be granted. It may be that there will be a cessation of work to some extent, for the reason that some em ployers are brimful of the old-fashioned ideas as to the effect of a reduction ot the hours ot labor. They look upon it as a sur render of the control of their business to the working people." -'Do you think it possible to establish the eight-hour work day uniformly, notwith standing that in some occupations the phys ical exertion and the amount of skill re quired is much greater than in others? Compare, for instance, the waiter and the carpenter, the cab driver and the machinist Is it feasible to make the hours of labor the same in all trades and occupations?" "I believe that the eight-lour working day should prevail in all occupations. The question of the different amounts of exer tion and skill required relates to the com pensation that should be paid for the day's work." "Has the Federation decided upon which trade it will concentrate its forces on May 1?" the selection not made. "It has not Last November a circular was issued to the various organizations all over the country asking for information as to the stand they would take and what re quirements they should have in case a de mand was made. This action was based on the action of the convention with reference to the determination of the selection of one trade. Since the meeting of the convention there has been extensive correspondence with the various organizations, and there have been some conferences between them and our committee. At the last meeting of the council, on February 7, it was deter mined to issue a circular calling for the latest information, in order to decide which trade should begin the demand for eight hours. When these reports are all in the ecntive Committee will be in a position come to a definite conclusion." "Do you think strikes are increasing or iminishing in number?" "They are diminishing, and will continue to dimisb. They will be used only on ex traordinary occasions. The fact is that ldbor organizations are getting stronger all thte time. They have accumulated funds to be) used in V time of need. The Ameri can Federation of Labor is composed of trades unions that prefer to get along with out strikes. They have learned by bitter experience that the only means to prevent strikes is thorough organization and full treasuries of the unions. This alone will controi the unfair employer, who will hesi tate before he provokes a strike among those wbo are thoroughly prepared to op pose ni; ANOTHER FEATURE. On the other hand, the unions that have fuil treasuries will -be more careful of entering! into a strike than those who have no treasury and nothing to lose. We do not want to est a capitalist at every meal, but we do want to have some potent method of enforcing onr just demands. People are getting to understand that the workers, as the producers of the wealth of the world, are entitled! .to receive, and will insist upon receiving, o lair share of the products of their labor, land a larger share than they have received heretofore. The worker! have noticed! tbat although the application of electricity nd steam and other forces to the improvement of the industrial wealth of the weld have been going on, the burden of the laborerhas become more onerous and large numbers have been thrown out of employment 1 We believe that the reduc tion of the hours of labor will furnish em nlovment to sojne of these men. "How about) tbe numbers of unezn ployed?" "In 1885, Commissioner Wright reported tbe number ot unemployed at neanv a mil lion. The number has certainly not de creased -since that time. Surely to make room for these, to give employment to ni'eh who are walking A tbe streets, seems to he worthy the best efforts of the working people and of the consideration ot the employing ciass. THE CONTRACX LABOR LAW. "Our condition wouVd be very different if the alien contract law should be enforced as the tariff laws are enforced. There would then be no more difficulty in excluding laborers wbo come over here by contract than there would be to prevent smuggling of dutiable goods. Look tot the child labor hill. Is there any attempt to enforce it as it should be? Go out into tbs street any morn ing and you will see plenty! of very young cnuoren going to wort. "How about labor statistics? "There is great improvement in the method of collecting statistics. We now have reports from 13 States. The effect is to make people familiar with our cause and to get them to examine our condition. When people mix with us and learn the truth they will come to the conclusion that our side is the just one." "As to arDitration, how is that progress ing?" inquired the reporter. "The working people look upon arbitra tion as a thing that ought to be voluntary and not compulsory. The very term arbi tration implies that there shall be two par ties with conflicting interests submitting to disinterested judgment I believe that ar bitration can only be successful when the working people are thoroughly organized. with power to inflict injury as -well with susceptibility of receiving it perfect equality necessary. "To have fair arbitration the workmen must stand on a perfect equality with their employer;. I think that conciliation is taking the place of arbitration. I mean that committees of both the employed and employers meet for the purpose of talking matters over and redressing real or imagined grievances. Some people want to look upon tljis as an unwarranted interference with the business of the employers. But, as a matter of fact, it is simply representation by counsel. Those men who are generally selected are those who have given the sub ject special consideration, and are the best qualified to talk with employers." "What are the prospects for co-operation?" "Very remote. There is no such con dition of things here tbat there was in En gland to promote the establishment of co operative stores, which at first were an im mense saving to the workingnien. There" has been, therefore, no such extensive at jtempt to introduce co-operation for con sumption here. -There has also been but a slight eflort to organize co-operation for pro duction. We are satisfied that the effort of tbe trades union movement so far in this country has been to benefit both employer and employed. The unions are stronger and the employers are better served than ever. There is no danger to anyone from the organization of labor and benefit to all." THE BOYCOTT ALL EIGHT. "How about boycotts?" "I believe in the boycott as a potent weapon to be used only with the very great est care, and never without absolutely suffi cient cause." "Is it not unlawful to boycott?" "I think not. I believe that what it is perfectly legal for anv one person to do it is perfectly legal for another person or any number of persons to do. I believe that if this should be properly tested on its mer its the higher conrts would not uphold the lower courts in their construction of the law. What I mean by a boycott is a refusal to purchase or to deal with, or to associate with another. I some cases the union has im posed fines. In do not believe the anion should be sustained in such & course, but I do believe in the right of a citizen to boycott whomsoever he pleases." BISMARCK'S DEFEAT. The Government Parties Have Scarcely One-Third of Their Former Strength A Horrible Discovery of Wholesale Infanticide io liondoo. . Berlin, February 23. The Cartel parties have as yet secured only 74 seats in the new Beichstag, as against 213 held by them pre viously. The following is a com parison between the strength of the various parties in the last Beichstag and their strength in the new body so far as definitely known. Conservatives,, formerly 78, now 48: Imperialists, formerly 39, now 12; National LiDerals, formerly 92, now 14; Centerists, formerly 103, now 86; Freisinnige party, formerly 35, now 20; Socialists, formerly 11, now 20. ' The Socialist vote in Saxony has increased 80,873, mainly at the expense ot the Cartel parties. Puttkammer is re-elected. Ben nigsen will run aeainst a Socialist in the secofid ballot. The Kaiser has again conferred with Dr. Both, the Swiss Minister, with regard to the Swiss labor conference. He has also received recently several college professors, amon? them Herr Scbulze, the master of a French high school, whom he consulted several times. The Emperor contemplates a reorganization of the educational system and the introduction of a complete system of physical culture by addition to mental training. HIS RELEASE POSTPONED. The Toons' Dnko of Orleans Hopes Meet With a Dinnppolntmcnr. Paris, February 23. The leaking out of the Government's intention .to release the Duke of Orleans caused the Radicals in the Chamber of Deputies to propose that immediate amnesty be granted to all persons found guilty of strike offenses during the past decade. The proposal was carried by the vote of 221 to 182, and will be the first subject for discussion to-morrow. It is expected that the proposal will cause great excitement, and that the Government will oppose the motion. In the meantime it is probable that the Duke of Orleans will be removed to the prison at Blave, Cironde. The young Duke evidently expected an immediate release, having settled his restaurant and other bills. His meals for two weeks cost $300. WHOLESALE INFANTICIDE. The Horrible Accidental Discovery Itlade by Some London Firemen. London, February 23. A terrible story of wholesale infanticide was revealed by firemen who were at work on the debris after the burning of a house located in Sienna street, Warsaw, this morning. Be neath tbe floor of the burned building the corpses of 14 infants'were found. The establishment was presided over by a midwife named Skoblinska, This woman, her sister and two brothers are now under arrest. CHURCHILL'S POSITION. He Will .Hnpport iho Tory Government, Tuonan Retaining His Liberty. London, February 23. Lord Bandolph Churchill, speaking at Paddington yester day, said he would give a general support to the Government, durint; the present ses sion of Parliament, but would reserve the right of liberty of action on certain sub jects. ' j A Decree of Amnesty In Portugal. Lisbon, February 23. The King has signed an amnesty decree, such as it is customary for a new ruler to issue upon his accession to the throne. Beeehtrco miners Still nt Work. ternciu. telbquau to the nisrTca.i Bkocr-wattille, February 23. The mining situation atBeechtree is quiet and work is progressing steadily. If there is any disposition on the part of the miners to co-operate with the strikers at Adrian, as the leaders are endeavoring to induce them to do, it is not visible. THE LATEST TICKS. Telegraphic Dlipcicbes ISoiled Down to Small Paragraphs. It is expected that Mr. Bey,bura will take his seat in Congress to-day. George H. Pbll, the New York alleged bank wrecker, secured bondsmen yesterday and was released from custody. THE Hayes Foundry Facing Company's worts, Cleveland, were destroyed by Ore' yes terday, lo's, 120,000; insurance, 518,000. Lord Tennyson, who is suflering from bronchial catarrh, is somewhat better. Mr. Gladstone, who is similarly afflicted, is also better. Ax a meeting of the trade assemblies in Den ver yesterday, wblcn was attended by about 2,000 men, resolution! were adopted In favor of tbe eight-hour sjtt of labor. APKESIDENTALTILLA The Bone of Contention Among Washington Seal Estate Agents. FAILURE CERTAIN TO RESULT Unless the 'Site is Selected With the Greatest of Secrecy. RED TOP AS A SPECULATIVE FEATURE. People Who Bought Property In That Vicinity iy to Lose Honey. ' The bill in Congress to build a summer home for the President has greatly excited Washington real estate agents. The battle for the site will be a vigorous one. Similar schemes have been killed before by such contests. ISPXCIAI. TELIOHAM TO TBB DISPATCH.! Washington, February 23. The real estate speculators in Washington are thrown into considerable excitement by the move ment that is on foot to erect a summer resi dence for the President. Should a bill pro viding for a Presidental home during tbe heated term pass Congress, it is quite likely that the contest between the real estate owners and speculators will be so bitter that the residence would never be built. An instance of the power which these men have in controlling the matter of sites for public building is shown in the history of an attempt to get anew postoffice build ing for the city of Washington. The post office in this city does an immense amount of business in the course of a year, and the necessity for a large.convenient and accessi ble building is as great as in any city in the United States; yet the Government now rents for tbe purpose of the postoffice a building that is nothing more than a rick ety old rat trap, dangerous to the health of the employes, who are compelled to remain in It several hours a day, an eye-sore to the city, and an annoyance to everybody who has business which compels them to go to it the reason :for it. The only reason why a new building is not erected is that Congress cannot agree upon a site. Whenever one is chosen the friends ot all other sites combine against it and knock the proposed law into smithereens. At least a dozen times a bill providing for the erection of a new city postoffice has passed one or the other Houses of Congress, but has never passed them both at one ses sion because the real estate sharks would not allow it to. Every Postmaster General for the past ten years has attempted to get a new building and a dozen official reports have been made as to tbe nnhealtbfulness and -danger of the dingy old hole where the city mails are now handled, but so impossible is it to agree upon the site for the new building that a lease for the old one has just been made for a term of five years more. The fate of a bill to erect a summer executive mansion would probably be much the same. When President Cleveland was induced to buy a house out in the country, the real estate speculators took advantage of the fact to boom suburban property in that direction, until now there are several miles of unoccupied lands laid out in the direc tion of the Cleveland house outside the city, and the price is up to the highest notch. THE WORE OP SPECULATORS. The plan of the real estate operators was to buy all the property on the two main roads leading out from the city toward Bed top, plat them into city lots and sell them at a nigh figure. This they did, and there are now imaginary villages all the way from the boundary line of tbe city to the neignborhood of the Cleveland summer villa- The specu lators have sold the greater portion of the lots to small purchasers who bought them for the purpose of erecting homes. Very few houses have been built on this land, however, and it will probably be some time before this region becomes the center of the city's population. Should a bill pass Congress now to give the President a snmmerhome he would prob ably be compelled' to select a site privately some dark night or run the risk 'of being eaten alive by the real estate operators. Should he succeed in selecting a place, or should Congress do it for him, the boom in suburban property would take a start in the direction of the new mansion, and "Cleve land Heishts" and Bedtou would be left in the larch, together with all the unhappy individuals who purchased at high prices town lots out in the country. FOUND HEE IN A POOE HOUSE. How fcblp Owner Enston's Senrch for His Sister Wo Rewarded. Delaware, O., February 23. James Easton, of Brooklyn, N. Y who is said to .own steamboat lines between New York and Albany and New York and Philadelphia, came here a couple of weeks ago to look up a sister of whom he had heard nothing in years. To his great surprise, he was directed to the County Foorhouse, where he found his sister nursing her dying husband, John Blinn. For five years the couple have been inmates of the poorhouse. Easton wanted to take the couple to Brook lyn at once, where, in his handsome home, all their wants could be fully supplied and tender care given them. Mrs. Blinn, how ever, refused to leave her husband, who was too ill to be moved, and after supplying her with money Mr. Easton sadly returned to his home. Mr. Blinn, who was 84 years old, quietly passed away on Friday night. His iuneral took place to-day. He and his wife settled in Ohio many years ago and once owned a large farm. Owing to circumstances over which they had no control they became re duced to a condition of abject poverty. Mrs. Blinn bad lost her brother's address, and having no one else to appeal to was forced to take her infirm spouse to the poor house. .Mrs. Blinn, after the funeral to-day, said she was now ready to go to her brother's home in Brooklyn. Superintendent ot the Poor Coynerat once communicated with Mr. Easton and lie will leave with Mrs. Blinn for the East on Monday. ALL WASHINGTON LADGHED. The Gullibility of the Hnbltea Greatly Amased Ihe People. Washington-, February 23. All Wash ington is laughing at the gullibility of the social lions ot Boston, who fostered the soi distant nobleman, Count Zubof. The ex posure of the swindle was eagerly read, and in several literary circles the exclamation was: "Poor Howell; another of his lions turns out a black sheep." Nobody enjoyed reading the story better than Baron liosen, the Charge d'Affaires of the Eussian Legation here. The Baron was all smiles when the World correspondent called at the lecatiotrthis evening. "The Zubofs of Bussia are certainly very good people," he said, "but I don't think any of them have ever been in this country. I feel certain that none of tbem is here now. About tbe person who has been masquerad ing in Boston I cannot say anything, ex cept that if a member ot the Zubof family had been in Boston so long we at this lega tion would have known of it" ROGERS' ROYAL NERVINE a Strictly Vegetable Brain BMtexativa, 5 Itt THE WEATHER. Tor Werem Fenn-tyhania,voarmer,ottth-erly winds; threatening weather and rain. For Ohio and Wett Txrginia.tlightly warm- iL IBl er; southerly winds; threatening weather and rain. Pittsburg, February 22, issa The United States Signal Service ocexia this city lurx-Sbes tbe f ollowins: Time. Ther. r Tllr. S.-00. If.. ........... .S3 lC0 X 39 1H30P. Ma... ......... t:COP. V 41 liar, it 8r. k i SI xlranm temn 4? Mlnlmnm wmp... nun Kxnp.. ........ 33 Kanze. ....... .... 12 BalsnUl 0 River Telegrams. rsr-CXAt- tx-zobs to tux DisrraH.t MoBOtiTOWK River 7 feet and falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer at 4 P. , WABBE2T River 4 6-10 feet and fallinsr. Weatber cloudy and mild. LOVE'S YOUNG DEEAM Rudely Dispelled by the Action of the Harsh PnrenU A Surprise Taut Failed to Have the Desired EOrer. Norwich, Conn., February 23. An ex tremely queer hymeneal performance was that recently of Eddie Hatnrin, a 19-year-old Putnam lad, and Eddia Plant, a 14-year-old maiden of the same ambitious vil lage. That Edward and Eddia loved each other had been a wide-open secret in Put nam since the ten-days' fair in the village in January. Bat the Barents of both children, after Edward had pro posed marriage, would not humor their matrimonial intentions, and sternly tola them to go to school and let well enough alone. With characteristic Connecticut in genuity, however, young Haturin thoucht out a scheme, whereby he felt sure he could twist the stream of love about the parental snag and win bis bride with one bold master stroke. He arranged a climax for one night that he believed would both surprise and please the old folks at borne, and it struck Miss Eddia, who was apprised of his plan, that she could afford to agree to any enter prise on the part of a lover who had as big a head as Edward seemed to have. She agreed. One night not long ago Eddie, after supper, told his mother "he guessed he'd go out and spend the evenin', or "mebbe he might bring home a friend to spend the night with him;" so he would like to have his younger brother, who had heen in the habit of sleening with him, take a bed in another chamber. To the proposition his mother said "all right," and Edward went away. Horning came, breakfast was nearly ready and Mrs. Maturin stepped to the chamber door and screamed up the stair case to Eddie. Not many minutes later the youth came buoyantly down the stairs, a lighter footfall following his own, threw open the stairway door, stepped out into the bosom of the family in the kitchen, then paused, and the family dumb with amazement, beheld Miss Eddia Plant, now Mrs. Edward Maturin, trip forth from behind Edward, who at once introduced tke young lady as his wife. The surprise was out, and it3 effect on the parents the 'young man saw at once he had not overestimated; but the old folks didn't seemed to be pleased. At first they were speechless; then wrath reigned, and has continued to reign since, Eddia was was sent home after breakfast, and Edward is in durance. The parents of both are equally determinend the unhappy conple shall not dwell together. 830,000 Fire la Philadelphia.' Philadelphia, February- 23. Fire early this morning completely gutted the Mill building, at Seventeenth and York street, occupied on the first and second floors by George Haryey, manufacturer of carpets, rugs and art squares, and on the third floor by George Dubree, raw silk cur tain and lambrequin" weaver. The loss is estimated at $50,000, partly covered by in surance. Drunkard Kill Each Other. Louisville, February 23. John Stringer and Andrew Lane engaged in a drunken brawl at Grays, Ky., and killed each other. Lane was "shot near the heart, and Stringer's jugular was severed. Stringer had shot eight,men. CAUTION. Unscrupulous dealers In liquors have tried in vain to mislead the public by Imitating my label. All my 6-vear-old Guckenbelmer, Flncb, Overholt and Gibson, which I sell at SI 00 per fluart or six quarts $3 00, have fac simile signa ture of my name at the bottom of each label. My Silver Age Pure Bye, recommended by the best physicians, used in principal hospltals.pro tected by tbe United States Government and sold ar $1 SO per quart everywhere, needs no further comment. It stands alone, and has no riraL I will sell you for 50 cents each f nil qnarts of California, Port, Sherry, Sweet Ca tawba. Moselle, and in fact all native wines. Imported still or sparkllnc wines as low as tbe lowest. I have also a toll line of domestic Brandies and Gins. Hotel and restaurant keepers will do well to send for my complete catalogue and price list. Imported and domes tic cigars at A K 'S, 82 Federal street, Allegheny. N. B. All goods neatly packed and shipped anywhere. feli-HWF MEN'S FURNISHINGS. This the most Complete Depart ment in this City. Manufacturing Clothiersjailors, Hat ters and .Men's Furnishers. 954 AND 956 LIBERTY ST. STAB COBNBB. de5 OTTB TEIB WTO v 7.1 1 r J --- lviB fiiiiBSIk' - 9HiKi-PioP : '! HBE5iiifiHg ,T The above cut gives a fair representation of our new flat set Stiff Hat, tbe CARNEGIE which is creatine such a furor in Europe at present. It is sold bv Heath 4 Co., Lincoln. Bea S?.' Vfe ,a-idiSristT Co" or London; also, Dunlap Co. and oaman 4 Co, of New York, S01 VNXiX BY J. M. BEKlfETT & C.O.) r a-drmhAverme, felW7-wsH. KEW ADVZRTISK3tEMTS. r There are , si many white oaps v each I represented to be ' I "just as good as the Iyory." They are not, but like all counterfeits, they lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of the genuine.' - Ask for Ivory Soap and insiV upon having it, 'Tis sold everywhere. . no3-10I-WS "Pearl-top"slamp chim neys do not t break in use; they are made of tough glass by Macbeth & Co., Pitts burg. Your dealer probably has. them; if not, he will thank you to make him acquainted with them. Chimneys are mostly made of brittle glass, partly because it is cheap, and partly because it is brittle. Makers are apt to think the sooner things wear out or break the better I for business. It may be for business; but not, we suspect, for their business. fel8WT EEECHAM'S PILLS TiTTT- -IO ON I WEIK STOMACH. 25cts. t OF ALL DRUCCISTS. 4sJL TEH POUNDS IX TWO WEEKS! THINK OF IT!! S a Flesh Pro-nee? tliera nn htt f no question bnt that SCOTT'S EMULSION Of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Hypoptiospiiltes Of Lime and Soda i i without a rival. Marnr hn gained a pound a day by the use I W4 ftfce l blue CONSUMPTION, SCROFULA. BRONCHITIS. COUOHS im COLDS, AND ALL FORMS OF WASTING DIS- Be sure vow aet the genuine a there are poor imitation. i 0-28W7SU YOU CAN'T be a shrewd and economical purchaser, if you buy any thing in the line of FURNITURE, CARPETS, CURTAINS, HOUSE FURNISHING' GOODS, ' CLOAKS or CLOTHING,, before having learned the goods and prices to be found -AT- KEECH'S Largest, Most Popular and Reliable CASH and CREDIT HOUSE IN THE STATE. 923 and 925 Penn avenue, Nab Ninth Sibeet. 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