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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1889,
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Jdlin loomis Talks of Eastern
Tracks and Horses.
AN EXTBAOBDINAEY EAOE.
Nearly 300 Entries for This Year's
SOME LOCAL BASEBALL MATTERS.
Sullivan and Kilrain Likelj to Agree on a
MORE ABOUT SPBIXTER SMITH'S DEFEAT
John Loomis, the well-known poolsellcr
of this city, returned from Sew York yes
terday morning. Mr. Loomis has had a
busy time of it down East, and iras brimful
of information yesterday regarding the
Eastern tracks, running horses in general
and the jockeys. Daring a conversation
with a representative of this paper lie said.
"I severed my connections witli Price fc Co.
about two months ago. Since then I have been
doing business on my own account at Gntten
berg and Clifton. The g?me at both places,
however, is a hard one to beat, but there is
really as much money at each track as can or
dinarily be found in circulation at any of the
big tracks. On Christmas and New Year's
Days the crowds were the largest ever seen on
the tracks. This shows conclusively that the
interest in the turf down East is extremely
THE GREATEST OX EECOKD.
"The prospects for the year are better than
ever known. O course the Futurity stakes is
tho great event to which everj body is looking
forward. The public have little idea of the
great importance of this race. At present there
are about 2S0 entries for It, and the value of
the stakes will not be short of J100.000. Cer
tainly the stakes will be the most valuable in
the world, and greater than anything ever
known on the turf. It would seem impossible
to even say what stable is likely to have the
winners, but there are two youngsters that are
the talk of the talent One of them is Pell
Mell, 2-year-old. recently imported by Milton
Young from England. It is reported that this
youngster is capable of doing great things. At
any rate, good judges speak very highly of
the horse. The other 2-j ear-old is owned
by George Cadwalladcr, of Lexington
and is by Longfellow. The Southern people
expect a winner in this young customer. How
ever, as I have just said, nobody can tell what
the result will be. The race will be one of the
most extraordinary ever known. Almost every
ttable in the country is trying ts lay hold of a
winner, and this means that some remarkable
2-year-olds will start in the race."
Regarding the jockeys Mr. Loomis said:
"Captain Sam Brown has secured a valuable
little chap in Bergen. He is an excellent
jockey, and will become better. Garrison will
ride again next seasou. Of course there are
stones in circulation to the effect that he will
have a stable of his own to look after, but I
was with him a few evenings ago and I think
that he is engaged tn ride for Haggms.
A FAILUBE AT XEW OKL.EAKS.
'I saw little Vincent on Monday. He had just
returned from New Orleans and informed me
that the winter races there were practically a
failure. He stated that there were only three
bookmakers doing business and that the at
tendance at the races was miscrabl e. Of course,
the fine weather in the East is in a measure re
sponsible for this. The fact is that the weather
at Clifton and Guttenberc has generally been
as good as anybody could desire; this being the
case there has been no inclination to go fcouth.
"Until the weights arc published for the
Suburban and Brooklyn handicap nobody cares
about venturing an opinion concerning them.
Banbnrg. of course, is a good horse under cer
tain conditions. If the track is rood and the
starters not too numerous, and he gets a reason
able weight.be will go well, as he has a long
stride. George Forbes owns him, and expects
him to do well this season. I was in company
with Mr-Forbes on Wednesday, wh en he re
ceived a letter from his trainer, Mr. Burgess.
The Forbes stable is at 'Woodstock, Canada,
and the trainer says all the horses are domr
well. He speaks highly of St. Valentine."
Mr. Loomis talked at length about the Book
makers' Association and the new rule prevent
ing its members from doing business on the
Eastern tracks. The speaker said: "The asso
ciation will certainly stand ont against the
rele, and the probability is that it will prove a
failure. The tracks receive about $75 per day
from each firm, and there are generally
GO or TO of them doing business. The loss of this
revenue will surprise the track authorities.
However. I think matters will he fixed up all
The Well-Known Boxer Leaves the IUnc
and Becomes a Constable.
tSPECIAI. TrXEGBAil TO Tit DISPATCH.l
Philadelphia. January lL-Jack Fogarty,
the celebrated middle-weight boxer, who gave
Jack Dempsey the tightest fight the champion
ever had in his long experience, has been ap
pointed constable of the Third ward by the
Court of Quarter Sessions. Fogarty will "be a
candidate for the full term of five years at the
The new constable, who is a manly fellow,
when he received his commission to-day said:
Well, this takes Jack Fogarty out of the ring.
I have been waiting for something to do to
keep me at home. My family have been resi
dents of the Third ward for a quarter of a
century, and it is my earnest wish to settle
down and remain with them. If elected cxt
month there Is nothmc that would induce me
to again enter the ring. 1 think I have proved
to my friends that there is no lack of sand in
me. I retire simply because I want to be with
my family and have no love for the roving life
of a professional sparrer. That I will give
satisfaction in my new office I earnestly hope,
and will do my -duty to the best of my ability."
A Report to the Effect That Four Plnyers
Will be Itclenscd.
The latest report about the local baseball
club is to the effect that at the recent annual
meeting of the directors it was decided to re
lease four of the players now under contract
shortly alter the season opens. The directors,
according to the report each wrote four names
on a slip of a paper, and the four plaj ers being
most strongly recommended for release to be
dispensed. All the directors favored the re
lease of McShannlc, but there was considerable
difference of opinion concerning the others,
Nichols, Coleman and Maul all being men
tioned. It is further stated that Harry Stalcy,
the pitcher, was on some of the slips.
The club officials claim to know nothing of
this method of reducing the number of their
plavers, althouch the truth of the report is
well supported by evidence.
A Chicago ItoE Show.
Chicago. January 1L Some months ago a
number of the breeders and owners of dogs in
this section held a meeting and founded the
Mascoutah Kennel CluTa, ith John L. Lincoln,
Jr., as Secretary. It has been decided to hold
a bench show of dogs in April next and the
enthusiastic responses which have been re
ceived from prominent Eastern exhibitors and
others indicate that it will be highly successful,
and second only to New York. Iu some of its
details it is paterned after the New York
;b1iow, and the premium lists are almost identi
cal, some few changes being made for local in
terest The silver medal prizes will be very
handsome and will bear the seal of the club.
Sale of Trotters.
LExnrGTOlf, Ky., Jauuary 11. James Good
iinan, or Crossville, Ind., has bought of Oliver
P. Alford, of this county, the following trot
ters: Black filly Black Swan, 4 years old, by Barney
Wilkes, dam by Lumber; $1,250.
Bay colt Joe Lee, 3 years old, by Barney
Wilkes, dam by Lvle Wilkes; 51,000.
. Bay filly Reddie Wilkes. 2 years old, by Red
"Wilkes, dam by Governor bprague; 1,000.
W. C. France and wife have been sued by
Smith McCann for J12.050, ba'ance due on $19,
C0Q, an amount France agreed to pay to Mc
Cann for 17 head of Red Wilkes yearlings
in 1S87. Some rich developments are prom
ised. Still In Difficulties.
Tbot, N. Y., January 1L At a sparring ex-
, lnbition In this city last night between Jake
f'Kilraln and Charley Mitchell, spoiled eggs
(were thrown at the principals from thegallery.
A vanaoft H ikucu m-uay lur me axTCbt oi
William Garvery who, it is alleged, was one of
t persons who uuew ue esgs.
line persona who uuew w eecs. i
BOTH WAST PHIL DWYER.
SnIIivan and Kilrain Likely to Agree on n
New York, January 11. Jake Kilrain lsv
anxious to liaie the final stakeholder agreed
upon and the money put in his hands to bind
the match He and Mitchell have engagements
which will keep them on the road this week,
bnt they will come to this city Monday, when
they will confer with Charley Johnson and try
to have him agree to select a final stakeholder
at once, and deposit in his hands the 10,000
forfeit. Tuesday evening Sullivan approached
Phil Dwyer, of the Dwjer Brothers, in the cafe
of the St. James Holel, and asked him if he
would act in the capacity of stakeholder. Mr.
Dwyer answ ercd that he did not know whether
he would be acceptable to Kilrain, but would
think it over.
Last evening Mr. Dwyer told the writer that
he know g nothing about the risks involved in
the position, but if he found them compara
tively small and if he would be acceptable to
Kilrain he would consent to serve. Roche says
that Kilrain stated particularly that he would
be pleased to hae the money placed in Mr.
Dnjer's hands. As soon as Kilrain has seen
Charley Johnson and made what arrangements
with him ho can he will leave for his home in
Baltimore, and Charley Mitchell will depart
for England to stay about a month. Kilrain
will not accompany him, as has been stated,
but will go in training at once at Green Spring
Vallev, 12 miles from Baltimore. Mitchell will
bnng his family to this country and will train
Jake ana second him in his fight, beside being
the manager of it. Mitchell's experience with
Sullivan will be a part of Kilrain's fighting
capital. Jake will go South two months be
fore the date fixed for the battle. Kilrain now
wcichs 231 pounds and will use every means in
his power to make his condition the best in his
life. It is plain that everv effort will be made
to knock Sulln an out Kilrain's training will
indeed be hard. He will punch a bag an hour
before breakfast then run through sand 16
miles, be bathed and rubbed, box an hour with
Mitchell, swing clubs, and, in fact, ho will be
worked from morning until night for the next
six months in a way that should give him
strength and endurance in abundance.
PLENTY OF MAGNATES.
A Crowd of Them Meet In Philadelphia and
WIDkU.B !... CIO.
rerECIALTELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCn.
Philadelphia, January 1L President
Chris Von der Ahe, of the St Louis Club, left
this city for Baltimore to-day in response to an
urgent telegram from Manager William Bar
nie. Bobby Matthews had a lone talk with the St
Louis magnate before he left town and Mr. von
der Ahe said that if Matthews received the in
dorsement of the Athletic Club he would prob
ably be appointed an Association umpire.
Secretary Qeorge Munson. of the St Louis
Club, arrived in this city to-night but stayed
only long cnouch to find out that Von der Ahe
had left town, when he took the next train for
Baltimore. Manager James Mutrie and Man
ager William Sharsic met on Chestnut street"
to-day and disenssed the prospects of the com
ing season but Mutrie did not say a word about
a spring series between the Athletic and New
York clubs. Manager Sharsig agreed upon
terms with his champion battery, Seward and
Robinson, to-day, ana they are ready to sign
contracts at anytime. There will be a novel
game of indoor base ball at the State Fair
grounds to-morrow. The nine Kilroy brothers
will play the uptown professionals.
MEMPHIS SPRING MEETING.
Programme of Stakes Arranged for the
Jockey CInb Race.
Memphis, Tenjj., January 11. The regular
annual spring meeting of the Memphis Jockey
Club commences April 23, and continues for
ten days. At a meeting of the board held yes
terday George Arnold was elected President
and James II Hees, Secretary. The following
stakes have been announced:
Athletic Club stakes, for 2-year-old fillies, 750
added, half mile. Gaston Hotel stakes, for 2-ycar-old
colts. J750 added, one mile. Merchant
stales, for 2 year-old colts and fillies, 81,000 added,
seven-eirhths mile, lennessee Club stakes, for
3-vcar-olds, $750 added, one mile. Holel hand
icap, a sweepstake for 3-year-olds. SLOW added.
one and one-elg'ith miles. Chickasaw Club stakes,
a selling stake for 3-rear-olds .and sweenstakes.
f750 added, one and one-sixteenth miles. Luehr-
rainn's iioici stakes, a 6Pinnir slake ror an aees,
8753 added, one mile Hotel handicap, a sweep
etakc for3-ycar-olds and upward. 1.000 added,
one and one-ighth miles. The Montgomery
stikes a handicap sweepstake for all ages, 1,250
added, one and one-fourth miles.
There are already at the track over 100 horses
that have entered here, and stable room has been
provided for 47 more that will arrive here next
week. The outlook. eYen at this early period,
gives promise of being the most brilliant meeting
ever held at this racing center.
BUSY AT BOSTON.
Three Battle for Tuesday Nisht Another
Boston, Mass., January 1L The next meet
ing of the Cribb Athletic Association will be
given on Tuesday evening next, 15th inst
There will be three contests one of four and
two of 15 rounds each. Two North End men.
heavy-- eights, will be the participants in the
four-round set-to, and the others will De be
tween Peter Cunniff and Matt Marnett, 125
pound men, and Steve Travis and young Boyle,
of Maiden, 145-pound men. All three fights are
certain to be interesting. Captain A. W. Cooke
has advices from San Francisco which state
that Tommy Warren has 1500 up and a chal
lenge to fight Weir at 118 pounds, and that the
newspapers and public cenerally are "sore" on
"Warren. Tommysurrounds his challenge with
such stipulations that he should, and probably
did, feel certain that Weir would never ac
A new Enclish pugilist, a feather-weight, has
reached Boston from Liverpool. The new
comer, who wants to fight weir for a purse,
claims, as a matter of course, to have fright
ened Frank Murphy, Bill Baxter and other
good ones out of matches at various times on
the other side of the water.
ONE MOKE FOR JACKSON.
Jem Smith, tho English Champion,
Fieht Him for 85,000.
New York, January 11. George W. Atkin
son to-day sent the following cable to this city:
LOKDON-. January 11. Jem Smith, thcchamplon
of England, called at the Sporting Life office to
day and issued a challenge to fighi Peter Jackson,
according to the London prize ring rules, for
300 or JE1.O00 a side, the flght to take place In four
or six months from signing articles, Jackson to
be allowed 50 for expenses, and the fight to be
decided In France or !-paln. If Jackson's backers
are readr to accept this proposition they ran post
a deposit with the Poller Gazette in i w York, or
the bpor'ing Life In London, bmlth will allow
Jackson to name the time of fighting and the
amount of stakes If the match is lor 1,000 a
side smith will allow Jackson 100 for expenses.
This message was repeated to Jackson at the
California Athletic Club.
McClelland Rnd Cox.
Efforts are being made for a 100-mile race
between Tom Cox, of Parkersbnrg, and E. C.
McClelland, of this city. In a letter to a friend
yecterdayCox stated that a Wheeling party
desires to back McClelland in such a contest
for 2"0 a side, tee winner to tike 75 and the
loser 25 per cent of the receipts. Cox Fays the
race will likely take place at Wheeling in three
or four weeks' time.
O'Connor nnd Gnndnnr.
Toronto, Ont., January 1L William O'Con
nor has accepted Gandaur's challenge to row
him three miles, for tl.000 a side, at San Fran
cisco about March L
It is now stated that Hornung has agreed to
sign with Baltimore.
TnE Association clnbs may have occasion to
keep their eje on Columbus before next season
BurFALO baseball enthusiasts state that
Rowe will certainly not play in Pittsburg next
It now seems certain that there will be a
battle between Cardiff and Peter Jackson. The
latter also wants to fight Killen.
The Hamilton club is not dead yet The club
has been granted an extension of time to Janu
ary 15 to deposit its guarantee, and may go on.
Mike Henit, better known as "Gallus
Mike," well known as a pugilist and the man
ager of the old Atlantic Baseball Club, has
been sent to the Flatbusli Insane Asvlum. Ho
believes that he is playing baseball again.
The backer of Harry Bartlett who recently
defeated Jack Farrell, saj s that he will bark
Bartlett against any man in this country at 124
pounds. He is verv anxious to have Bartlett
meet Weir or Havlin, and he will also back
Jack James, a recent importation, to fight any
A. C. BucKEXBEnGER, manager of the Co
lumbus CInb, as in Philadelphia yesterday,
and he succeeded in signine Center-fielder Mc
Tamany, of last year's Kansas City Club.
Manager Buckenberger expects to sign Green
wood and Goldsby, of the Baltimore Club, be
fore returning home.
The Cleveland and Minneapolis teams have
got into a snarl which will prove interesting.
Tho management of the former has sinned
Sprague, whom Manager Morton, of Minne- I
apons, claims to nave under reserve. The
Cleveland people assert that Morton had
Sprague under reserve as a Chicago Western
Association player, and that in transferring the
Chicago franchise to Minneapolis be could hot
transfer the player.
FOE GL0KYAND GOLD
A Neat Little Fishing Steamer, the
Novelty, Sails Prom Boston
BOUND FOR A HAITIAN POET.
Fifteen of Her Crew Desert Her o"n Their
Arrival in Kew lork.
MAMED WITH DRY LAND SAILORS
She WillPrtcecd to Filibuster If the Crew Docsnt
A number of men aboard a fishing
steamer called the Novelty, which reached
New York from Boston Thursday night, de
serted the craft in the metropolis because
they feared they had been shipped aboard a
filibuster bound for Hayti. Gattling guns
and ordnance formed the principal cargo,
and the men didn't particularly care to
court almost certain death between war and
tSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, January 11. The fishing
steamer Novelty, which left Boston on
Tuesday for this city, is at Merritt's dock,
Stapleton, and is reported to be loaded with
SO pieces of ordnance of various grades and
eight gattling guns, if not with fili
busters for Hayti. She arrived on
Thursday night She is 150 feet
long and 291 1-2 tons in burden. When she
got to Stapleton her name was not visible
on any of the three places specified by the
law. All was qniet on hoard, but toward
noon yesterday it was noticed that an
unusually large number of men were aboard
her, and that few of them had the appear
ance of men familiar with life at sea.
Soon thereafter some 15 or so of the men
left the craft and boarded a train for St
George at the Stapleton station. All they
would say concerning the vessel and them
selves was that they had left the vessel be
cause the Captain would give them no infor
mation as to what port the craft was bound
for. They suspected that she had cleared from
Boston for Havti, and they did not care to
risk arrest as filibusters or death by yellow
A SE1T BOAT THROUGHOUT.
A survey of the craft showed that she had
undergone a thorough renovation. A new spar
was reared forward and another aft of the
bouse. The tackle and blocks were new. The
hatchways were tightly closed and made flush
with the decks. A painter's scaffold was swung
over the stern. A trim looking steam launch,
about 35 feet long, stood in a frame on th e star
board side of the forward deck. Two yawl
boats, painted white and bearing the name of
the old Boston steamship Roman, were upon
the after part of the house. Between them
lay a conple of dories. The bnll had recently
been painted black, with white lines.
A young man. who looked like a country
man, was pacing the starboard deck, and he
greeted a party of reporters with a look
of annoyance. He curtly refused to
answer any questions, and disappeared down
a companionway. Several other young men,
who appeared every now and then on deck, de
clined to be questioned, on the ground that
they knew nothing abont the craft, and had
shipped for no port in particular.
Pesistent queries led a middle aged man
who was found to sav that he believed the
craft was bound for Hayti or San Domingo.
She sailed from Boston early this week, and he
had arrived during the morning in New
York. He understood that the craft
bad been sold for a gunboat, and
that gnns were expected aboard. The
hold was empty, and outside of the guns, no
cargo was expected. The bunkers contained
about 200 tons of coal. When the craft was de
livered to her new owner he expected to return
by steamer to New York. Tho ciptain and
chief engineer were away in quest of men to fill
the places of those who left iu the morning.
SOLD FOR A GUNBOAT.
During the afternoon it was learned that the
chief engineer had endeavored to ship Owen
Williams, a well-known citizen of Staple
ton, as assistant engineer. Williams said
he was told that the craft was bound
for Bomona, a seaport of San Domingo. She
had been sold for a gunboat, and a
crew of 27 men were needed to take
her down. He was promised passage
north on a steamship, should he ship.
When the Captain, who says his name is
Terry, returned at 7 o'clock last night he
brought with him 12 men and hustled them
aboard. Five of them did not like the looks of
things and left the vessel. Seven went below.
A short man, who had not before been visi
ble, came on deck. He said he was George
Bowman. the 6uper-cargo. "I sold this steamer,"
he said, "to the Haytian Consul of New York
City. She is now bound for Somona. She will
be used as a gunboat Her name has been
changed to Mercedes. She can steam 12 knots
Captain Terry is a stout ruddy-faced man, of
jovial disposition and wears a heavy mustache.
He pointed about the dock
this a splendid place for a
and said: "Isn't this a splendid
pivot gunz .look at tnose low DuiwarKs.
Wouldn't she have a long reach? I wonder
whether she wonld stand the shock from the
discharge of a gun7"
The reporter then started down into the
forecastle, but the captain hastily detained
him with a heavy hand upon his shoulder.
"You had better not go down there," he
said, just confine your movements to
the deck here." The reporter then asked
him what he had down there that he
didn't want seen. He replied: "I don't know
as there is anything down there except, maybe,
some stores and 150 tons of coal." The vessel
was deeply laden.
UNDER THE DOMINICAN FLAG.
The renorter next asked If the, Mercedes
would sail under the American flag. Captain
Terry replied: "Ho, wo will sail under the
Dominican flag, but we aven't got it aboard
yet It will be sent aboard later. We will try
to get off to-night"
The crew was a motley-looking crowd. None
looked like a seaman, and a few of them wore
Prince Albert coats. One had on gold
rimmed spectacles. They were a pale-faced
lot and didn't know the difference between
the stem and the stern of the vessel. They de
clared that they had only been employed to
take the vessel down to her destination, and
that they hoped they would not be seasick on
tho way. The agreement was to send them
back by the first returning steamer as pass
engers. The entire crew consisted of the captain, two
mates, a chief encmcer and two assistants, the
super-cargo and 20 men a big crew for a steam
tug. They must have stowed themselves in
Minister Preston said to-night that it was
well understood at Boston that the Novelty
was intended for filibustering purposes in
THE READING DISASTER.
Latest Rctnrns Diminish the Number of the
BUIIed and Injnred.
Reading, January 11. Coroner Hoff
man held an inquest this evening upon the
bodies of the men who lost their lives in the
Beadinc Eailroad Company's paint shop
during the fury- df the recent tornado. The
inquest upon the bodies of 18 silk mill vic
tims will not be held before Monday. Four
or five of the employes were heard. The
only matter of importance in their testi
mony was the fact that five lives might have
been saved hada fire hydrant been main
tained in the bnildinz.
The bodiesof the victims of the disaster
have now.it is believed, all been discovered.
and the search was consequently abandoned
this morning. Several of those reported
yesterday as killed have been found to be
safe. The list of killed is, therefore, re
duced in number to-day. Some of the in
jured will die. Arrangements are now
oeing made for the burial of the dead, and
a few days will witness the interment of all
the victims. The total number of those
already dead is 23, and the injured nnmber
THE SUGAR SWINDLE.
President Cotterill Grows Emphatic la DIs
casslng tho Matter.
tSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, January 11. President W.
H. Cotterill, of the Electric Sugar Refining
Company, isTiack from Michigan. He said:
It is nonsense to say that Mrs. Friend and
Mr. Howard were in Michigan while I was
there. They are not within the jurisdiction of
the United States, but detectives are after them.
The electricsugar business is a fraud. It is a
big fraud, and that is what it is. There's no de
nying that now. We have all been deceived. I
mean your humble servant, Mr. Robertson and
the managing directors in this country, Mr.
Fuller, Mr. Snlffen and my son.
A LARGE ELECTRIC CONTRACT.
Tho City of Si. Louis, Tired of BelncRobbod,
St. Louis is in a sorry plight. There are
four electric lightcompanies in the city that
have furnished light for several years past;
but none of them is looked upon with favor.
Tho four companies are the Brush, the Heisler,
the Edison and the Western Electric Com
panies. It is alleged by the city that these
companies have formed a combination, and have
raised the price, or contracted tho conditions
of the electric lighting to such an extent as to
recall a state of affairs which existed in St
Louis down to two years ago, when the gas com
panies corruptly ruled the town, and the gas
rate was 82 CO per thousand cubic feet
The city authorities are now anxious to
create competition lor electric lighting, and
for that purpose thev are advertising all over
the country for bids 6n contracts to light the
entire city. This is undoubtedly a large under
taking, because St. Louis is the fourth largest
city in the Union. Broadway alone is to ho
lighted to the extent of 16 miles, and all the
outlyinc districts and parks are to be included
in the work.
ThA ritv fl-rtends in thn comnanv which se
cures the contract the privilege of furnishing
electric lights to an
in addition to advert
J. Frank Tf arlcstaff
look after the matter in Pittsburg, as lie has
done in jMew York and Boston,
An Inanjjnral Concert for a Beautllnl
The 54,000 organ in the Point Breeze
Prebyterian Church was exhibited for the
first time night. An inaugural concert in
troduced it to an audience of 400 people.
In this assemblage were all the music-loving
ladies and gentlemen of the Cast
End valley. The grand orgAn is a beautiful in
strument, occupying the whole of the chancel
inclnsure back of the pulpit The wood encase
ment is cherry and the great ornamental pipes
are decorated in light colors which blend har
moniously with the frescoing and painting of
the walls, ceiling and pillars of the interior of
All the music there was in this colossal in
strument was brought out by the brilliant or
ganist Prof. Clarence Eddy, in a dozen differ
ent selections. These were principally from
the masters, and resulted in all varieties of
sweet tones from the tremolo to the clarionet,
from the aeolian to the double flute, from the
softest choir notes to the full swell of the
Intermingled with the organ performances
were vocal songs by the Alpine Quartet Mrs.
AdaS. Thomas and Mr. Barclay Evcrson, and
violin and piano feats bv Miss Mamie Beuck,
Sam M. Brown and Prof. "Gittings.
OPPOSED TO OWNERSHIP.
An Americas CInbber Who Comes
In conversation with a Dispatch re
porter yesterday about the Americus Club
election, Mr. Harry F. Davis said: "The
friends of Mr. Quay are making a big mistike
in putting so much stress on the Quay influence
in the recent election. I was a candidate for
member of the Executive Committee, and, as
you may know, badly defeated. I care nothing
about that but I do object to be put down as a
ringster,' iust because the Quay men in the
city did not have me on their slate, I am a
Republican, but I owe nothing to Mr. Quay,
nor to Mr. Magcc. I admire them both for the
service they have given the party; but that is
"The Amencns Club should not be spoken
of as 'Quay's' Club any more than as being
under 'Magee' influence; but it does seem to
me, if it has to belong to anyone, I would pre
fer home talent It remains to be proven that
Mr. Magee has any desire to own,f while it is
openly stated that Mr. Quay now holds the
IT COSTS THE COUNTY $3,000 MORE
To Hare the Penitentiary Run Without a
Shoe Factory Than With One.
"Warden Wright, of Riverside, reports to
County Controller Speer, regarding Alle
gheny county prisoners and what the
county owes the State for their maintenace:
During the past calendar year 291 prisoners
from Allegheny county 'were cared for, at an
average cost per day for each prisoner of 86 9-16
cents. Ihey served 76,430 days, making the
total cost S2S.202 67. Expense for bnrial ot two
prisoners, S35 50. The county is credited for
the labor of the prisoners with $0,859 47, leav
ing the balance due the State $18,378 70. But
126 of the prisoners served the full year.
In 1S87 there were 278 prisoners cared for, at
an average cost each, of S6 cents per day.
Thev served 7C.205 days, costing $27,687 82.
Credit by labor, S12.446 82; expense for burial of
three prisoners, $47 30; paid by the county, $15,
288 30. The decrease in tho amount earned is
due to the removal of the shoe factory and
other industries, under tho act of Legislature.
CHECKED BI THE WARDEN.
Tresslng and miller Are Captured in an At
tempt to Break Jail.
Edward Tressing, who has been confined
in the jail on the charge of counterfeiting,
and William Miller, another prisoner, were
making preparations to escape from the build
ing; but Warden Berlin, who had searched
Tressing's cell and removed a knife, which had
been notched to be used as a saw, has been
watching the pair for days and had discovered
a ope with chair-rung crossings, which Tress
ing had hid in the laundry.
Tressing will be taken to Scranton in March
to answer the charge of counterfeiting. In
formations have also been made against Tress
ing and Miller on the charge of attempting to
HIS ABUNDANCE OF BRASS
Attracted the Attention nnd Excited
Suspicion of an Officer.
About 6 o'clock last evening Officer
Michael Carr noticed a man on Market
street with a wagon in which there was a con
siderable amount of brass. As the explana
tion and certificate of title were not what the
officer thought they should be, the man was
taken to the Central station, where he gave the
name of James Mclntyre, and was detained
To-Dny's Trial XAsu
Criminal Coukt Commonwealth . vs
James Shoff, Patrick Dcnnan, James E. Reed,
John;. Smoker, alias Schmoker (3), Charles
don'x awful tragedies and will Ml the public
all about it in To-morrow's Dispatch.
Do Yon Know
You can have your choice at P. C. C. C. of
the finest satin-lined overcoat or suit for $15,
in their men's fine clothing department? It
makes no difference what the former belling
price was $40, $30 or $25 you can take
your pick and choice for
Only one more day to secure the most
wonderful bargains ever offered in this
world. To-day only that you can buy $40,
$35 and $30 suits and overcoats for $15.
Every ecntlemnn in this city should take
advantage of this one-day sale.
P. C. C. C, Cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
Opp. new Court House.
Everything in these cloak rooms gone
over. Prices made on everv item and article
to sell, and that quick, ifever before been
such a clearing up of stock. Come and see
for yourself. Boggs & Buhl,
The Best is Chenpest.
Especially is this true in regard to "Bosa
lia," a flour manufactured by Whitmyre &
uo., xnirtv-eigntn street and Allegheny
B. & B.
Cloaks and wraps, prices really slaugh
tered. Every single garment in the house
marked down, some of them less than half
cost See the big line we've made, $16 from
$35. Plush wraps, cloth wraps, braided
wraps. Boggs & Buhl.
The Best That Is Made.
Marvin's rye bread is made by native
Germans and is the best made this side of
the Fatherland. If you want a really pure,
wholesome article, try it. tussu
B. fc B.
SCO striped and plain flannel wrappers
down to $3 60 to-day.
Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
A BLAST JOE BAYARD.
Lord Salisbury Asserts That Sact
ville West's Dismissal Was
OPPOSED TO INTERNATIONAL LAW.
German Catholics in America to Have
PBESIDENTXEBOiER IS FOEIIBEETI.
The French Goiernment Will Go Blow in the Panama
The British Government has issued a blue
book on the Sackville aflair, and intimates
that Secretary Bayard does not know his
business and has been guilty of a grave
breach of international courtesy. The efforts
of the German Catholics in this country to
have their own churches, schools, etc., in
which the German language is to be used,
seem likely to be crowned with success.
The French Government declares it cannot
act hastily in passingbankruptcy legislation
to relieve the Panama Canal Company.
London, January 12. A blue book on
the Sackville affair has just been published.
Interest in the book centers in a dispatch
dated October 24, to Mr. Phelps, in which,
observing that in the judgment of the Gov
ernment, Lord Sackville's conduct had
ceased to be of importance, President Cleve
land having already sent him bis passports.
Lord Salisbury controverts the idea that
the acceptance or retention of a Minister is
a question to be determined solely, with or
without the reasons assigned, by the Gov
ernment to which he is accredited. In this
matter Lord Salisbury says general princi
ples are of more importance than the par
ticular case under discussion. These prin
ciples appear to the Queen's Government to
have been accurately laid down by Lord
Palmerston on the occasion of the sudden
dismissal of Minister Bulwer from the
Court of Madiid in 1848.
A qnotation follows from Palmerson's
communication to Isturz to the effect that
international law entitles the nation to
which a demand for the withdrawal of its
minister has been addressed, to decline to
comply with the demand, even though
grave and weighty reasons have been as
signed. The Post commenting on the subject says:
"Lord Salisbury acted with due regard for
national dignity. Lord Sackville's indis
cretion does not condone Mr. Bayard's
neglect of a decent international observ
ance." AN INTERVIEW DENIED.
Frnnce Did Not Discuss the
Blockade of Tunis.
Pakis, Jauuarv 11. A semi-official note
was issued to-day denying the truthfulness
of the Vienna Tagblatt's account of the in
terview between Count Menobrea, the
Italian ambassador, and M. Goblet, Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, in relation to
Tunisan affairs. The note states that the
subject of an Italian blockade of Tunis was
not mentioned at the interview.
In regard to schools, France from the out
set has assumed that the Tnnisan decree
only applied to schools to be established in
the future. The decree required that the
authorities should be notified of the opening
ot schools, and gave them the right to in
spect them forhygienicand moral reasons in
the presence of the Consul of the country to
which the school belonged.
FRANCE EXPECTS LABOR AGITATION.
President Lcroyer, in nis Address to the
Senate, Says it Must be Expected.
Pakis, January 11. M. Leroyer, in as
suming the Presidency of the Senate to-day,
said that his almost unanimous election to
the office proved its desire to maintain lib
erty and order and to support the President,
which was more than ever imperative.
"The year 1889," he said, "will not spare
us labor agitation. We shall examine
measures promptly and independently, and
we shall know how to combat such agita
tion with patriotism and energy. Ap
plause. In defending your liberties you
will not lose sight of the example of those
who gained them." Applause.
IT TAKES TIME.
The French Government Will Not Harry to
Relievo the Panama Canal Company.
Paeis, January 11. A deputation of
Panama canal bondholders, headed by
Count Dillon, President of the Union Des
Aotionaires Et Obligataires, to-day called
upon M. Goblet, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, and pointed ont the urgency of the
necessity for the passage by the Senate be-
lore the meeting oi tne uanai uompany, on
January 26, of the bill to reform the bank
M. Goblet expressed his sympathy with
the bondholders, but said that the Govern
ment was compelled to act in the matter
with the greatest reserve.
WANT THEIR OWN PRIESTS.
German Catholics In America to be Gratified
in Their Desire.
Rome, January 11. The Propaganda,
after hearing arguments on both sides in re
lation to the complaint of the Irish Bishops
in America that German Catholics residing
in mainly Irish districts insist upon having
special parishes of their own, with German
priests and schools, has instructed Cardinal
Melchers to prepare for the Pope a report
on the subject.
The selection ot cardinal Melchers is
thought to indicate a decision in favor of
Pnpnl Rescript Against American Socialism.
London, January 12. The Bome corre
spondent of the Daily News says: "In a
recent audience the Pope instructed the
visiting American prelates to strenuously
combat the socialism spreading among Irish
Catholics in America. If measures taken
privately fail to have an effect, it is prob
able that a Papal rescript will be sent.
Still Evictlns in Ireland.
Dublin, January 11. The eviction of a
tenant named Donovan at Castle Ventry,
County Cork, to-day was attended with des
perate resistance. The bailiffs were struck
with stones and other missiles, but they ul
timately proved victorious.
Censnre Dr. Mackenzie.
London, January 11. The Royal Col
lege of Surgeons, by a vote of 21 to 2, have
passed a resolution censuring Dr. Mac
kenzie for publishing his book on the case
of the late Emperor Frederick.
A man named Gavin, who took a farm from
which the tenant bad been evicted, has been
shot at Clare, Ireland.
Advices from Zanzibar state that Mwanza,
King of Uzanda, plotted to destroy hi3 entire
bodyguard. Learning of this the guard ex
pelled him and enthroned his brother Kiweva.
A Fearful Accident.
Philip Newmiller, an employe of Carnegie's
Thirty-third street mill, had both legs crushed
by a mass of iron falling upon them last night.
He was taken to the west Penn Hospital,
where his limbs were amputated. He is mar
ried and Wyes w Western afenue, Allegheny.
Tho New Dynamite Cruiser Leads the
World for Speed Secretary Whit
ncy Consrntalates the Build
ers Successful Tests.
Philadelphia, January 11. The third
official trip of the new United States dyna
mite gun cruiser Vesuvius was made over
the new Government course at the Dela
ware breakwater this morning. The trial
was the .most successful of the three, the
vessel attaining the rate of 21.64 knots per
hour. The contract calls for but 20 knots
per hour. The speed lacks but six-tenths
of a rate of 25 statute miles per hour, and
places the Vesuvius in the front rank of
ocean greyhounds, having attained the fast
est speed of any 6teamer afloat.
The length of the course was officially
certified to the builders by the Naval Board
as being 2.54 knots, and the Messrs. Cramp
were notified that the Vesuvius would have
to go over each way in 7 minutes 37 1-5
seconds in order to attain a mean speed of
not less than 20 knots an honr, as required
by statute. The first run over the course was
in the direction of tide and was made
in 6 minutes 39 seconds, which gave
a rate of 22.95 knots per hour. The second
run against the tide was made in 7:30,
showing a rate of 20.35 knots. The mean
speed of the two runs was therefore 21.65
knots per hour the statutory requirement
being handsomely exceeded in each run.
At 8 o'clock this morning the vessel, ac
companied by the Dispatch started for the
course to make her trial trip. Making the
first run the steam was of 165 pounds pres
sure, while the mean average revolutions of
the screw was 279. The run was made in 6
minutes, 39 seconds, or 58 seconds better
than the contract calls for, and the speed
attained was 22.95 knots. On the return trip
the run was made in 7.30 against a strong
wind and tide, the vessels attaining a rate
of 20.35 knots, making the mean average
21.64 knots. This ended the trial trip, and
the subjoined telegrams indicate the degree
of satisfaction among those interested:
Lieutenant Cowles telegraphed Secretary
Whitneyas follows: "Success;21.64 knots."
Secretary Whitney immediately wired the
I congratulate you upon the resnlt of the trial
ot the Vesuvius. Considering the size and
class of the vessel, and the weights carried, you
can justly claim to have surpassed all records
The result of this trial shows the superior
ity of American ship-building over the
world. This is the first time America has
beaten the world since the building of the
Menominee in 1856. The cruiser will be
turned over to the Government at once.
COLORADO TO TnE RESCUE.
Leading Firms Donate Sliver Bricks to the
Pueblo, Colo., January 11. The Phila
delphia Smelter, Pueblo Smelter, and Colo
rado Smelter, of this city have each
donated a 50 ounce silver brick to
be sold by the Stock Exchanges
of the cities of Hew York, Philadelphia
and Pittsburg for the benefit of the cyclone
sufferers. The bricks will be ready for
shipment by Monday evening, and will be
immediately forwarded by the smelters to
BECAUSE HE WAS SPEECHLESS
It Was Sapposed That a Fallen Little Lad
Was Fatally Hart.
Frederick Short, a 13-year-old lad whose
parents live near the Clinton Iron Works,
Southside, fell off a wagon last evening on
Smithfield street, and, being unable to tell his
name, was supposed to be fatallylnjured. He
was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital. Su
perintendent Black stated that be did not think
the boy's condition serious.
Bishop Taiga's Return of Paralysis.
Within the last two weeks Bishop Tnigg has
been visited with a renewed attack of paralysis,
and in the early part of this week his death was
momentarily looked for.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Readlnir.
Lillie Sloan was yesterday indicted for
selling liquor without license.
The City Treasury yesterday collared the in
terest on the city's sinking fund bonds, $61,
The Monongahela Gymnasium Association
of Pittsburg was granted a charter of incorpo
The Board of Viewers yesterday held a pre
liminary view on the opening of Riverside
street. Thirty-fourth ward.
Members of the Press Club can secure
tickets for the secondannual banquet byapply
ing to C. W. Houston, of the Pittsburg Frets.
Dr. Hill, of the Congregational Church, will
open the discussion in the ministers' meeting,
Monday morning, on the question: "Hoc the
Constitutional Amendment Work Was Done in
A verdict for $1,485 50 for the plaintiff was
rendered yesterday in the suit of the owners of
the towboat L. W. Morgan against George
Lysle & Son for damages for the sinking of coal
barges by collision with the defendants' coal
A vebdict for the defendant was rendered
yesterday in the case of John Farley against
the Chartiers Valley Gas Company. Farley
was a laborer, and was injured by the falling in
of a trench in which he was working, for which
be claimed damages.
Coboneb McDowell heldan inquest on the
body of Miss Alice Hillman. who was struck
by a train and killed at the Verner street cross
ing, in Allegheny, on Thursday. The jury re
turned a verdict censunne the Fort Wayne
Railroad Company for not having safety gates
at the crossing.
John Powelson pleaded guilty, before
Judge Collier, yesterday, to stealing from his
employer, S. Logan, of Manstleld, Pa. He was
charged with stealing some tools, also the day
book, to conceal the fact that be had collected
money and failed to account for it. He was
sentenced two years to the workhouse.
For Western Penn
sylvania and West
weather and slightly
colder, except in
nearly stationary tem
perature, winds be
Pittsbubo. January 11, 1839.
The United States Signal Service officer in
this city furnishes the following.
Maximum temp.... 41
Minimum temp.... 31
Klver at 5 r. M., 10.0 Ttvt. a rise of 0.1 fcet In the
last 24 hours.
Advice to the Aged.
Age brings infirmities, such as sluggish
bowels, weak kidnoj s and bladder and torpid
have a specific effect .on these organs, stimu
lating the bowels, giving natnral discharges
without straining or griping, and
to the kidneys, bladder and liver. They are
adapted to old or young.
7:00 A. w 33
10:00A. M... 35
l:0O p. M 4i
4:00 1 IT 42
7:00P. M 38
10:00 P. 31 35
THE j FZ0PWQ i ST0R,
531 and 533 Wood St., Pittsburg.
GREAT REMOVAL SALE
This coming week we will offer unparalleled bargains in
CARPETS, RUGS and LACE CURTAINS.
Velvet Carpets, $1 20, regular price, $1 50.
Body Brussels, best, $1 10, regular price, SI 25 to SI 50.
Body Brussels, best, 80c, regular price, SI.
Best Tapestry Brussels, 69c, regular price, 85c.
Good Tapestry Brussels, 59c, regular price, 75c.
Fair Tapestry Brussels, purest, 45c, regular price, 60c.
Best all-wool extra super Ingrain Carpet, 54c, regular
Best all-wool extra C. C. Ingrain Carpet, 44c, regular
price, 60c to 65c.
If you want lower priced Carpets, we haye them as low
RUGS, SMYRNA, REVERSIBLE.
Door Mats, 98c, list price, $1 50.
Small Hearth Rugs, St 9,8, list price, S3 15.
30x60 Hearth Rugs, S2 48, list price, S3 90.
36x72 Large Hearth Rugs, $3 48, list price, $5 60.
4x7 feet Sofa Rugs, $5 78, list price, SO.
Several hundred pairs Lace Curtains, from 50c to $4,
and also finer grades at bargain prices. Dado Portieres
from S2 88 per pair upward.
headers of this advertisement, please note that in giving
yoit these prices on Carpets and Rugs we don't mean that
we have a few pieces at prices quoted to meet the advertise
ment and then the fodk of our stock at imcck higher prices,
this is not our style. We mean that yotc shall have the
choicest and best, and that you can select from the entire
stock of each kind, and that we have none at higher prices.
No such opportztnity was ever had i?i Pittsburg to get
such bargains in good, new, reliable Carpets. We have no
old stock. These prices will only last a short time, so dont
put off if you want them.
Satisfy yourselves as to whether we are really giving you.
as great bargains as we say we are by finding out exactly
what prices are charged by other stores for the same goods.
Carpets made and laid promptly. Come for bargains in every
department in the store.
CAMPBELL & DICK,,
"What!!! Have you finished your washing? 'I had much less than
you and you are through first, "What soap do you use ? "
"It isn't the soap. Use washing powder and you will get through
in half the time; it does the woik for you."
"I know it will, but the clothes won't last nail so long; we've tried it.
We use Ivory Soap altogether; it cleans more easily and quickly than
any other kind, and I find the clothes last as long again. My folks
won't let me use washing powder.'
"Of course they won't, neither will mine, but I use it anyhow. I don't
care to save their cloth:s at the expense of my time and back."
Eeader, which do you Talne most, your laundress' time and ljact, or
your clothes ? If the latter, then don't let her use washlag powder,
Messrs. PROCTER & GAMBLE,
Dear Sirs : The sample of Ivory Soap received from you is an
excellent Laundry Soap, of great purity and more than average cleans
" Very respectiuliy yours,
The John C. Green School of Science,
Princeton, N. J., Dec. uth, 1882.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each reprtXnted to be "just as good as the 'Ivory';"
they ARE- NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuine. Ask for " Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyright 18SS, by Procter & Gamble.
The finest Meat-Flavoring Stock
FXTRACT OF IVJEAT.
USE IT FOB SOUFS,
Beef Tea, Sauces and Made Dishes.
Genuine only with fac-simile of
SIGNATURE IX BLUE IXK
Sold by Storekeepers. Grocers and Druggists.
LIEBIG'S EXTRACT OF MEAT CO.. Xim-
PROFESSOR OF CHXMUTXT.
Are the Best,
IN THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF
Durability, Evenness of
Point, and "Workmanship.
Samples for trial of 12 different styles by milT, on
receiptor lOeentslnstamps. AskforcardUaa