j.%? The Workman's Holiday Generally
i4 Observed Throughout the
'V Eastern States.
State and City Officials at Topeka,
Kas., Give the Day Official
The State Board of New York En
deavoring: to Sift the Trouble
on the Central.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1.—Picnics, pa
rades, athletic sports and a general turn
oat of workingmen marked labor's great
annual holiday in this city. In the
'reat milling and manufacturing dis
tricts of Kensington and Richmond, the
mills and factories all shut down and
their thousands of operators celebrated
he day by generally indulging in out-of
TOPEKA, Kas., Sept. 1.—One of the
.'greatest celebrations that has ever taken
jdace in the name of labor is making this
a gala day for Topeka. Business has
lieen suspended and great crowds of peo
ple were on the streets to witness this
morning's parade, which exceeded the
most sanguine expectations. The pro
cession was twenty squares long and was
reviewed by Governor Humphrey and
state and city officials. This is the first
official recognition of labor day in this
CONSTRUCTIVELY A STRIKE.
CHICAGO, Sept. 1.—Constructively, all
of the union carpenters in Chicago, in
number about 8,000, are on strike to-day,
but as they are participating in the labor
lay parade and there is no evidence of
strike beyond idleness on buildings in
course of construction, similar to that
which extends to other branches of labor
on the same account.
A MUNICIPAL HOLLIDAY.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 1.—Labor day finds
very general observance here among
wage earners. The day in Baltimore is a
Investigating the Central Strike.
NEW TORE, Sept. 1.—The state board
of arbitration began its investigation
to-day as to the difficulties existing be
tween the New York Central and the
Knights of Labor. Webb was the first
witness called. Webb said he was third
vice president of the New York Central
& Hudson River railroad, and had charge
of the operation of the road the com
pany had no controversy with its em
ployes. On the evening of August 8th a
large number of employes left and their
places had been filled the alleged cause
was that seventy-eight members out of
20,000 had been discharged they were
discharged for good cause, but only seven
of those men applied to the company for
information as to why they were dis
charged subsequently a gentleman from
another state called and wanted to know
why the men were discharged witness
declined to give reasons this gentleman
was Holland Upon being cross-exam
ined by Gen. Roger Pryor, Webb said he
had nothing to do with the road outside
of the transportation and operating de
partment Depew WEB abroad witness
discharged the men on reports from
members of the secret service of the com
pany those reports are not in existenoe
they conveyed to him the charges and
evidence the charge itself was unsatis
facory service an engineer named Lee
was cfischarged for unsatisfactory service
the man Lee was very arrogant and in
solent, and said he would tie up every
wheel between here and Buffalo if he did
not get some of the Vanderbilt money.
Continuing, Webb said several members
knew the cause for which they were dis
charged. He said their relations with
the Knights of Labor had nothing to do
with their discharge. Lee's prominence
in the order was no reason for his dis
charge. Prior endeavored to find out if
the Knight of Labor question had been
disoussea by the board of directors, but
they declined to admit the question.
"That shuts us off," remarked Prior,
turning round to the Knights of Labor
executive committee. Webb said he had
arranged for the services of the Pinker
ton men some time before the strike.
When asked about the date of the ar
rangements, Webb declined to answer,
by advice of the "counsel. Webb did not
seek the protection of police authorities
prior to employing the Pinkertons. This
concluded his testimony. Wehb was fol
lowed by members of this Knights of La
bor who were dismissed from. the New
York Central company's employ. Their
testimony went over the ground of
the supposed cause of their dismissal,
and the incidents connected therewith,
already substantially covered in these dis
patches. J. J. Holland and John Dev
fin executive committeemen, testified BB
to efforts to .bring about a settle
rrAnt of the difficulty by arbitration. E.
J. Lee produced the correspondencethat
2 I P-W"£'»
between himself and T. V. Pow
derly. The latter advised him to move
cautiously, as he was competing with a
corporation that controlled millions of
dollars where the labor party controlled
oents. On August 2d Powderly wrote:
*•1 regret to hear of the oondition of at
feinT If there is to be trouble,
it will be when Mr. De
ne* is away. I advise
you to avoid a strike at all, hazard, as
the order can't support you now. Gen
«ral Master Workman Powderly was
next called. Pending the strike he had
iiad no interview with any of the road
He related his interview with
Webb and brought out nothing new.
This the examination for the day.
gelling Jnit the Same.
STl PiuL, Sept. 2.—Fargo special to
the Pidbeer Press: Injunctions have
been served upon nearly all vaginal
nackage houses in this city to stop the
stdeofliquors. Onlyone has
doom ana in that case the injunction was
«lao served upon tbft owner of the build
ing to prohibit him from allowing the
otraetnre to be thus iued. Theother sa
loons are said to be selling just the same
CONDITION Of VltOl'8.
ltesume ly the Farmers' Review of
the Western States.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2.—The Farmers' Re
view in this week's issue will say:
Abundant rains which have recently fall
en almost generally throughout the west
have had a good effect upon all late
planted corn. Pastures, too, have ma
terially revived and now give promise of
a fair amount of feed for fall use. In
Illinois the rains came too late to help
early corn, and only that growing on
bottoms or very late planted has been
benefited. Fruit prospects are very bad
indeed with the exception of grapes,
which promise an unusually good yield.
In Wisconsin there has been an abund
ance of rain, but frost is feared, as in
many parts of the state the weather has
been much too cool for this time of year.
Apples are a poor crop, grapes good
pastures are in a very fair condition.
Indiana has suffered from drouth, but
rains have recently improved the pas
lures also potatoes in some places.
Fruit is almost a total failure. Fruit in
Michigan, while not good, is much bet
ter than in Indiana. In Ohio fall plow
ing is now being accomplished as fast as
possible. Pastures are again quite
green. Fruit is less than half a crop.
Missouri makes a good report on fruit
compared with the other states already
named. Apples are a half crop, berries
have yielded well, and grapes about
average. In Iowa chinch bugs have
done much damage in some counties
throughout the state. Apples are very
scarce, and grapes are only fair. In
Minnesota frost has done some damage
to corn and potatoes in Polk. Hennepin
and Stevens counties, and fruit pros
pects are very poor. Nebraska made a
very bad report owing to drouth. Thresh
ing returns from our correspondents
summarized, make a yield of spring
wheat in seventeen Minnesota counties
12 bushels to the acre in Iowa 11^
bushels per acre in thirty-two counties,
and in Nebraska 12% bushels per acre
in 16 counties. From the reports of
correspondents in different states the
following summary as to the condi
tion of corn and potatoes as compared
with the average, has been compiled:
Compared with our last summary of
the crop condition the foregoing per
centages show that in Illinois corn has
declined 1 per cent., Indiana 4, Minne
sota 11, and Nebraska 17. Other states
show an improved condition, as follows:
Wisconsin 5 per cent., Ohio 5, Missouri
13, Iowa 1, Kansas 9, and Michigan 7.
THE littAliLY FLUID.
Lightning Kinds Five Victims, Three of
Whom Are Dead.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 1.—Doland, S. D.,
special to Pioneer Press: Yesterday at
5 o'clock at the Biggs farm, sixteen miles
south of Doland, while on a straw stack
at a threshing machine, Peter Peterson
was instantly killed by lightning from an
almost clear sky. The stack was about
fifteen feet high. As the bolt struck the
staok a flame ascended six feet and left a
hole from top to bottom of the stack.
Peterson was found dead on the stack
with his clothing all torn off. The dead
ly fluid apparently struck the top and
back of his head tearing off the hair and
skin. From the head it ran down the
body, tore off the skin and left the body
bleeding all over with several holes torn
in the flesh. His clothing was ripped off
and lay by his side burning. Stranger
yet the straw stack did not burn.
ABERDEEN, Sept. 3.—Near. Ludden,
north of this city, Henry Maschein, a
farmer, was instantly killed by lightning
while working in his barn, which was
burned to the ground.
HENRY, S. D., Sept. 3.—John Curne, a
farmer living twelve miles north of here,
was killed by lightning yesterday.
EASTON, Minn., Sept. 3.—This section
was visited by a light rain yesterday, ac
companied by heavy and severe light
ning. Several head of stock were killed
and some damage done. Two men,
named N. Herring and Morris James,
were struck and both are insensible.
There is slight hope of James'recovery.
WHITE RISER JUNCTION, Vt., Sept. 2.
—This state to-day voted for state offi
cers, two representatives to congress
and a full list of state sen
ators and representatives. Twenty
cities and towns, including Burlington,
gave Page (rep.) for governor,, 3,571
Brigham (dem.) 2,041 Allen (pro.) 113.
In 1888 these town gave Dillingham (rep.)
5,686 Shurtleff (dem.) 2,469 others 116.
Returns thus far received indicate not
only that the republican vote is very
light, but that- the ticket has been cut.
The decrease in the democratic vote is not
neatly as large correspondingly this year
as that of the republicans. The prohi
bition vote remains about the same.
The Raum Investigation.
WASHINGTON, Sept.* 2.—The Raum in
vestigation committee to-day discussed
for two hours the propositions that the
investigation be begun and that the com
missioner be instructed to furnish a list
of all his. appointments and the state
ment to show whether Washington pen
sion attorneys had. received the prefer
ence over others, or over claimants with
out attorneys. No conclusion was
reached and the committee adjourned
ST. PAUL, Sept. 1.—A terrible accident
caused by the explosion of a gasoline
stove at No. 328 Harrison avenue this
naming may cause the disfiguring of
several members of the fire department
and to'one it may prove fatal, The un
fortunate ones are Henry Cook, second
assistant chief John Conroy, captain of
No. 3 Ed. L. Hynes, lieutenant of No.
31 and William McArthur, truckman of
No. 1. Hynes is stated to be in a most
precarious condition, he being burnt
around the upper part of the body and
head. The force of the explosion was
indeed terrific. The roof was blown
several feet sky
ward and the sides of the
house were parted.
Representative Kennedy of Ohio Puts
the Knife Into Senator Quay
and Turns the Blade.
He Thinks that Judas Iscariot Left
an Example that Matt Quay
The Senittor's Action on the Lodge
Bill the Reason for the Rep
A Forcible and Artistic Boast.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3.—In the house
to-day, in the course of debate. on the
Clayton-Breckenridge (Arkansas) elec
tion contest, Representative Kennedy of
Ohio drew from the details of the Clay
ton-Breckenridge case conclusion that
the federal election law should be enact
ed. He reflected severely upon the sen
ators who had been opposed to the
Lodge bill. As for himself, confident in
the doctrines of the republican party,
fully committed to the principles of that
party, he must forever dissent from the
cowardly surrender which hauled down
the flag and strikes, the colors of the re
publican party to the defeated foe. Con
tinuing, he said: "Speaking of myself, I
shall nail the banner of the republican
party at the masthead with the doctrine
which has become inseparable from the
history of its existence and which de
mands protection of the humblest citizen
in his right of an honest ballot and pro
tection of life and property, and stand
ready to defend that to the last. That
THE ELECTION BILL
has been killed by republicans, or pre
tended republicans, it is true. With the
fair treatment which the house of repre
sentatives had imperatively demanded
for the preservation of its own honor
and for its safety and stability, and for
the protection of the whole country
against outrage, intimidation and vio
lence is deliberately put aside without'
a hearing and without an opportunity of'
consideration. When before in all past
history of legislation has one house of
congress deliberately put upon the other
the mark of derision and contempt?
Consideration of this measure was de
manded by every sense of decency and.
honor. It was demanded by the house*
of representatives that its floor might be
purged of those who are enabled to stay
by reason of violence and murder. The
senate of United States will learn that
there is a bar of public opiniou and that
at that bar it is now being tried. To
have been senator.
IN THE DAYS OP WEBSTER
and Clay and Calhoun was to have been-,
part of a body that won and had the ad
miration of the people, north and sonth..
To have been senator in the days ot
Wade and Fessenden and Crittendej.
was to have been associated with men.
whose sense of honor would have scorned,
the purchase of a seat and would have
denied companionship to those whose
name was tarnished by even a suspicion,
of infamy or corruption. If the Roman,
toga had been bedrabbled in the filth and.
mire of centuries, surely the cloak of sen
atorial courtesy has been used to hide
the infamy and corruption which has dis
honored and disgraced a body which was
once the proudest in the land. The
cloak of senatorial courtesy has become*
a stench in the nostrils and a byword in.
the mouths of all honest citizens of the
land. It makes a cloak behind which,
ignorant and arrogant wealth can pur
chase its way to power, and then
HIDE rrs COWARDLY HEAD
behind the shameless protection of 'sena
torial silence.' It means a cloak which.
shall cover up from the gaze of an out
raged people the infamy which demands
investigation and which merits the pun
ishment of broken laws and violated,
statutes. It means a cloak behind which,
party bickerings may barter away party
principles and play demagogue in the
face of the people. It means a cloak be
hind which pretended fairness hides its:
dishonest head, while in secret it is
trafficing in the rights and liberties:
of the people. It means a cloak under
which not only a timid but a cowardly'
politician can cover up his tracks, be it
either foul or fair as necessity demands
The hour for senatorial courtesy has
passed. The ox team of senatorial prog
ress must give way to the motor of a.
more enlightened, progressive and deter
mined age. Let the old and threadbare
cloak of senatorial courtesy be hungup
with the sickle and the flail of bygone,
days." Referring to
THE BETRAYAL OF CHRIST
by Judas, Kennedy said: "It was
fitting that Judas should be paid 301
marks of silver it was still a part of the
eternal fitness of things, that, having
been guilty of the basest crime of all the
centuries, he should go out and hang
himself. History is repeating itself.
The great party of the republic having1
lived for thirty-five years, had never ye
assisted in riveting the shackles on hu
man beings, and now, when it was to be
expeoted that it would redeem its pledges
and be faithful to its history, it is about:
to prove false and its repeated promises
are not to be redeemed. It comes victo
rious from every field, and if it fails now
it finds in its own party those who are
faithless to the trust reposed in them If!
it is to be crucified it is only because its
chosen leaders have bartered away ite
principles for tricks and petty schemes of
politicians. Judas Iscariot of 2,000 years
ago is to find
A COUNTERPART IN THE JUDAS ISCARIOT
of to-day. Judas, who took thirty pieces
of silver and went and hanged himself,
has left an example for the Mat Quays
that is well worthy of their imitation.
Some time since I stood in my place on
this floor and denounced a senator from
my native state' because when charged
.with corruption and' branded with in
famy he did not* arise in his seat and de
mand an investigation and inquiry that
should establish the purity of his actions
and his personal honor. One other oc
cupying a high plaoe in the councils of
the party to which I belong has suffered,
himself month in and month out to
be charged with crimes and misde
meanors for which, if guilty, he should
have been condemned under the laws of
his state and have meted out to him
the fullest measure of its punishment.
This man is a republican. Shall
I now remain silent? Is it best and
honest to remain in my seat silent
because one who is accused of crimes
and refuses to seek for a vindication is a
republican, and that republican a recog
nized leader of the party?
NEITHER DECENCY NOB HONOR
would permit me to do so. I do not
know whether the charges made against
the chairman of the national republican
committee are true or false, but I do
know that they have been made by jour
nals of character and standing, again
and again, and I know that in the face
of these charges Mat Quay has remained
silent and has neither sought nor at
tempted to seek opportunity to vindicate
himself of them. I do know that as a
great republican leader he owed it to the
great party, at whose head he was, either
to brand them as infamies or to prove
their falsity, or he owed it to that party,
to stand aside from its leadership. He
has not done either, and for this I de
nounce him. The republican party can
not afford to follow the lead of a branded
criminal. He has failed to justify him
self, and though opportunity and ample
time have been given him, he remains si
lent. His silence under such circum
A CONFESSION OF OUILT.
An honorable man does not long dally
when his honor is assaulted. He has de
layed too long to justify belief in his in
nocence and he stands a convicted crimi
nal before the bar of public opinion.
Under such circumstances he should be
driven from the house of the party
his presence imperils. The republican
party has done enough for its pretended
lander. Let him be relegated to the rear.
It is no longer a question of his vindica
tion it is now a' question of the life of
the party itself."
The Breckenriege case then went over
and the house adjourned.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 2.—Fargo special to
Pioneer Press: Peter Schoofs, agent for
Cargill Bros., was arrested and brought
to Fargo charged with embezzlement
from the elevator company to the amount
of $300. He acknowledged $150 and was
bound over to the grand jury.
Chicago dressed beef doubled in price
at Baltimore on account of the Chicago
stock yards strike.
Nebraska prohibitionists nominated a
state ticket headed by Dr. B. L. Pain of
Lincoln for governor.
Three Little Words.
With the three little words, "why,"
"how," "what," it is quite possible for
gome bkekhead to puzzle a philosopher.
"Why does the magnetic needle point al
ways to the northf" "How was the uni
verse made?" "What in light?" Hereai*
three questions that any tool may ask, yet
that all the wisdom in the world cannot
answer. There are hundreds of other
queries as simple and as likely to suggest
themselves to the inquisitive to which sci
ence can make no satisfactory reply. On
the other hand, positive philosophy, his
tory, the mechanic arts ana other practical
branches of human knowledge afford con
clusive responses to a vaab number of im
portant "whys" and "hows" and "whats."
All that it is necessary for man to know
he can learn from these
sources, and educa
tion in its best sense consists in the broad
woast diffusion ot the information they
-afford, in its simplest, clearest form.
Europeans say that we are an over curious
-people—that we examine and cross-examine
strangers about matters with which we
ihave no concern. That's a mistake. Every
thing in the way of information that any
human being is willing to impart concerns
us. We want to know. If those we ques
tion do not choose to answer, or cannot
answer, our "whys" and "hows" and
•"whats»" they can say so. We shall not be
offended by the rebuff but ask, we will.—
New York Ledger.
He came out of the house, boarded the
car and looked about with the good hu
mored air of a man who has just finished
a satisfactory breakfast. His eyes rested
on the feet of a man opposite, and he con
tinued to look at them with a half amused
expression as he shewed his toothpick.
Finally the other passenger left the car,
and he of the toothpick turned to his
"Did you notice the great blotch of dried
mud on that gentleman's shoe?" he asked.
"It's funny," he continued, "how a well
dressed man will be so careless sometimes.
Had a fresh shine, walked out of the
houso,"didn't look to see where he was go
ing, and stepped right square into a mud
puddle the first thing. I dunno, I think
that kind of gives a man away, don't
"Excuse me," said the other, "but you'vs
got something on the under side of your
coat sleeve. I don't know what it is."
The toothpick chewer raised his arm to
get a view of the spot indicated, then care
fully wiped off the sleeve with his hand
kerchief, remarking as he did so, "It's
stewed codfish and cream, that's what it
is."—Detroit Free Press.
A Witty Cabman.
Among the cabmen at the city hall plasa
is one who has a reputation for wit among
his fellow cabbies. His name, I think,
Cornell. He had as a customer the other
night a certain literary gentleman who is
distinguished by the elegance of his rai
ment as well as the costliness of the um
brellas he carries. Of this literary swell
one of his intimates Bays "he spends three,
fourths of his time in selecting clothes
and the other
fourth in buying umbrellas."
One wet night he sported a particularly
loud umbrella, and probably fearing that
the heavy shower might injure it he hived
a cab to take him home. Arriving then
the cabman demanded 91 from him.
"What do you mean" by ov
me," said the literary swell as he hi
the umbrella. "Do you know who I am?"
"I don't care if you were the umbrella,
Til have my fare,"said the coachman, and
lie gpt it.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Still another textile material bids air to
rival jute. This time it is the pineapple
'.fiber, and a Mr. R. Blechynden, of Oal
-cutta, is attempting to awaken interest to
-the great economic value of this product.
The pineapple has long been cultivated for
its fiber in India, while it is manufactured
dlnto a cloth in the Philippines and woven
into linen in China. But more recent in*
vestlgations show that when subjected to
the process of bleaching the fiber becomes
~pliant enough to be spun like flax and by
*the same machinery. The fiber can be sub
divided into threads of such delicacy as to
be barely perceptible and yet sufficiently
strong for sny purpose.—-New York Tels-
LIVE STOCK INTERESTS.
THE FARMER'8 AND STOCKMAN'S
A Dog That Is Not a Mean, Treacherous,
Sheep Killing Car—Sagacity and Fl
daUty of the Scotch Collie or Shepherd
A good dog, not a mean, treacherous,
sheep killing cur, but an intelligent,
spirited animal, at once kind and watch
ful, is very useful to the farmer. "Get
the best," which is the Scotch collie ox
shepherd dog. A good specimen is
shown in the illustration.
This animal has almost human intelli
gence. The genuine collie is very broad
between the eyes, and black, black and
white, or black, white and tan. There
is always a foxy look to the sharp muz
zle. He is rather a short, "chuffy" dog,
not quite two feet high, strongly built
for his size, and a good runner. These
unimalfl in Scotland and in the western
region of our own country have been so
perfectly trained that one of them will
take a herd of sheep or cattle out to the
pasture, guard it all day, and bring it
home safe at nightfall. Mr. Crozier
tells us that one of his old collies was
accustomed, week after week, every
evening, to go to the sheep pasture, half
a mile away, and bring the flock home
at 5 o'clock, never varying from thiB
time fifteen minutes. The same dog
kept a ewe and her lamb apart in a five
acre lot from morning till night, with
out injury to either.
The collie's tail droops in all cases be
low the line of his back and is long and
bushy. There are two breeds, thorough
haired and smooth haired. The rough
haired collie is sometimes fox colored.
All of the collies have the extra claw on
the hind leg. The rough haired is the
family especially favored by cattle breed
ers. This is the kind shown in our illus
tration. An untrained collie pup can be
bought for about $10, but the full grown,
trained dogs are worth from $50 to $100.
These dogs are fond of children and of
cattle. In driving a herd of cows they
do not attack them bodily, but merely
nip their heels, and jump away before
they are kicked. In taking care of sheep
or cattle one trained collie is worth half
a dozen ordinary boys, and does not be
gin to cost so much to keep as one boy.
The female collies are invaluable on ac
count of their fidelity and sagacity.
The Right Breed of Horses*
James Turner writes in The Rural
"My own experience has been that
each one,of the improved breeds of
horses is best in certain places. You
will find that the breeders of each dis
tinct class are liable to claim for them
that they and they alone are the best
horses for the farmers and stock growers
to breed. This claim, however, is too
broad and entirely untenable. In the
right place the Clydesdale is best in
another the Percheron, and in another
special class of work the American trot
ting horse, and so on down through the
list of the various improved breeds.
"I would advise a breeder, if he desires
to produce roadsters, to cross on the com
mon mares in his district a standard
bred trotting horse, as I believe for this
purpose no animal will take the place
and have the endurance and staying
qualities of the standard bred trotter.
If the object of breeding is to bring up a
of horses for general purposes on
the farm I would advise crossing on the
common mares of the country a pure
bred Clydesdale stallion. This cross
should produce an all work horse, weigh
ing about 1,400 to 1,450 pounds at ma
turity, having a good, broad, flat leg,
good feet, kind disposition, an animal
well adapted to plowing, drawing loads
to town, or trotting back home with the
"My impressions are that to breed a
registered Percheron stallion on the
common mares of the country would
produce a grade better adapted for farm
work than for heavy draft work on the
pavements in a city. Crossing any of
the improved draft breeds, namely—
Clydesdales, BSnglfah Shire, Suffolk
Punch, Belgian or Percheron stallions,
on the common mares of the country
will produce an improved class of horses
for heavy team work. Being myself a
breeder of Clydesdales I should natural
ly be inclined to prefer Clydes for such
crossing, but at the same time I will be
fair enough to admit that in certain
places and for certain purposes some of
the others enumerated will give good
"If horses are wanted for carriage or
roadster work my experience leads me
to believe that there is nothing produced
on earth equal, in the many qualifications
required, to fee American trotting horse.
If properly broken he is always cheerful,
fearless and possesses the necessary quali
ties for the work he may be called upon
to do. I do not believe that there was
ever a class of horses, cattle, sheep or
swine bred that can be safely called the
best Each of the improved breeds is,
in my judgment, best in certain places."
The Cattle Market.
The Cincinnati Price Current has in
terviewed commission merchants in the
lmiding markets of the west as to their
opinion concerning the early future of
the cattle trade. Fifteen firms reply,
their judgment amounting to about this:
They expect the season's run of cattle to
be fully as heavy as a year ago, and
probably a little heavier. They find de
niable cattle relatively a little scarce.
Firm prices and possible improvement
are the looked for. The
average tone of expression is cheerful,
with a tendency to confidence.
Bndd Dalble, the Well Known
of Trotting Horses.
Budd Ddblo is one of the shrewdest and
best drivers- who ever sat in a sulky and
bald reins over a thoroughbred. He has
been driving trot
ters ever since he
was a boy, and his
name has been as
sociated with the
horses on the
He is a medium
sized man. His
father, now a hale
old man, who cele
brated his sev
en y-fifth birth
day not long ago
was one of the first drivers of trotters, and
the son took to the business naturally, be
ing so precocious in this respect that at 7
years of age he was matched by his father
to drive a trotter in a race, and that the
old gentleman's confidence in the boy was
not misplaced is shown by the fact that
young Budd won the race, being such a
mite at the time that an arrangement had
to be fixed to the footboard of the skeleton
wagon in which he rode so that his feet
would not be left dangling in the air.
of age Hiram Woodruff,
the crack driver of those days, selected
Doble as his successor in the management
of Dexter, and it was Doble who drove the
brown gelding in 1807 at Buffalo when he
went a mile in 2:17&, smashed all the rec
ords and was sold to Robert Bonner for
135,000. Then came Goldsmith Maid, a
mare that, when Doble took her in hand,
could not trot in 2:30. She gradually im
proved, reduced the trotting record to 2:14,
and was by odds the greatest campaigner
of her day. Doble has always been at the
top, and when ex-Governor Stanford, of
California, wanted a man to assume the
management of his great breeding farm
Doble was solicited to take the place. He
declined, and then he was asked to name a
man. He suggested Charles Marvin, and
now Marvin is known as the most success
ful man in the world with young trotters,
be having, with trotters bred on the Stan
ford farm, mode the best trotting records
at 1,2,8 and 4 years of age.
P. J. DONOVAN.
The Clever Outfielder and Slugger of the
Brooklyn National League Team.
P. J. Donovan is the centre fielder of the
Brooklyn club of the National league.
He was born March 10,1805, at Lawrence,
Mass., where he learned to play ball. His
professional career commenced in 1880,
when he played in the outfield for the pro
fessional club that represented Lawrence
in the New England league. He con
tinued with the Lawrence team in 1887 un
til it disbanded, and finished the season
with the Salem club, also of the same asso
ciation. Donovan had an excellent bat
ting record in his first two seasons accord
ing to The Clipper, ranking twelfth In ths
official averages of the New England league
in 1880 and eleventh in 1887.
In 1888 and 1889 Donovan played center
field for the London (Ont.)club, and great
ly distinguished himself by his hard hit
ting and fine fielding, leading the Interna
tional association in the former season.
He made five successive safe hits in a
championship contest in 1880. At the com-
mencement of the present season Donovan
was under engagement with the Boston
club of the National league, with which
he remained until a few weeks ago, when
the Brooklyn club secured his services to
fill the position of center field, vacated by
the unfortunate breakdown of Corkhill.
He has proved a valuable acquisition to
the Brooklyn team, being an excellent out
fielder, a clever base runner and a bard
hitting left banded batsman. He also
ranks high as a coacher.
A. P. Dunlop in Stage News says that
last year no less than 480 theatrical com
panies went on the road from New York,
and that probably 200 more started from
Chicago and St. Louis. He estimates the
number of people who earn their bread in
America by theatrical performances at
GO,000, and says that there are 4,000 thea
tres and halls in the United States where
dramatic performances of one kind or an
other are given. The total receipta for a
forty-two weeks' theatrical season in the
United States amounts to over thirty mill
ions of dollars.
Ed Bligh is the young catcher who was
recently given his release by Columbus to
play in Louisville. He was released by
Columbus because they had too many good
backstops. Von der Ahe wanted to sign
htm, bat he preferred Louisville. Cincin-
nail got Bligh (rem New Orleans and the
Beds sold his release to Columbus. Bligh
caught in 97 games for Columbus last sea
son and did good work, his record being
188 put outs, 44 sssists, 12 errors and ao
oepted 107 out of 179 chances offered. His
percentage was .MB.
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