Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 21, 1889, Page 6, Image 6

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Some Opinions About "WMte
and Howe's Statement.
He Thinks Pittsburg Has Secured a
Great Club at Last.
local Amateur Athletes Preparing for
Winter Entertainments.
The news published in yesterday's Dis
tatch to the effect that Rowe and "White
have definitely resolved to not play with
any team next year caused considerable
comment among local baseball patrons last
evening. Although it is claimed that the
two players in question have made their
latest statement in good faith, there are
many admirers of the national game who
refuse to believe that Eowe will not play
with the local team next year. However,
friends of both "White and Eowe at various
places throughout the country state positively
they, the players, mean exactly what they say
in this instance.
The officials of the local clnb refuse to pass
any opinion regarding the alleged ultimatum
of the stars from Detroit In maintaining a
silence at present on the matter the local offi
cials are acting wisely, Decanse just now the
old proverb, "Silence is golden," is very im
However, judging from present indications,
it would seem that Jack Rowe, the great short
stop, will not be with ns next season, and this
turn of events suggests a few considerations
that may be of interest at a dull time.
A casual observer need not think about the
matter long before coming to the conclusion
that one thing only has caused all the trouble
which threatens to end in this instance with
the retirement from the League of two ot its
leading members. The cause referred to is the
baseball law which forces a man to go to a
place against his will. We all have been told
something to the effect that we may take a
horse to the water, but we cannot make him
drink. The truth of this has been, or at least
is likely to be, fully illustrated by the case in
question. Baseball rules say that White and
Rowe must play at Boston and Pittsburg, but
the players reply that sooner than comply with
the rules they will not plax at all. Their
services are, therefore, lost i'j the world as
At first sight it would appear that White
and Rowe are only demanding a right which no
manor party of men in a civilized conntry
would try to deny them. Even after thinking
the matter over in all its bearings there is con
siderable truth and justice in the demands of
the players; but there is another side. The to
be or not-to-be of baseball in a great measure
depends on the operation of -the rule against
which AVhite and Rowe urge such determined
It would never do if players, particularly the
leading lights, could go where they wanted: or
if they were free at any time to accept offers
from any club. This would simply be a speedy
and certain road to ruin; so that what would
appear a hardship to White and Rowe really is
the enforcement of a law without which there
would probably be no successful baseball or
ganization. However, it might be advisable
for the magnates to discuss the matter at their
March meeting to see whether or not it is pos
sible to make any amendments which wonld
not interfere with the advancement of the
After all regrets and lamentations concern
ing Rowe's determination not to play here or
elsewhere, there is one fact which stands prom
inently out, viz: The Pittsburg club will not
disband as a consequence. It now seems certain
that "Pop" Smith will be our short stop again
and that "Smiling" Will Kuehue will look after
the third bag. The inheld will then ne as fol
lows: Beckley. Dunlap. Smith and Kuehue.
That combination is certainly not a bad one,
and the onlv improvement that Rowe conld
make would be in batting; but be might be a
trifle short of Smith in fielding. At any rate
taking everything into consideration several
clubs will have much worse infields than Pitts
burg, even with Rowe out.
White and Rowe must have great expecta
tions regarding the Buffalo club. They are
ignoring $6,500 in salary to take charge of that
team, and it may, be among the possibilities
that before the International League season
opens they will come to the conclusion that
many people lose $6,500 in a season by taking
hold of a baseball team.
Cincinnati People Don't Want Little Enrle
Knocked Out.
Cincinnati had a bitter experience with Jack
O'Connor, and it is to be hoped it will not be
repeated with Earle. The latter's catching for
the All-American team seems to be one of the
principal features of the Australian trip. If
he can only keep np his present gait next sea
son Cincinnati patrons will be satisfied. Earl e,
however, is in constant danger ot being per
manently injured, and it is in keeping with
Cincinnati's hard luck to have him come here
out of condition. He is catching two of the
fastest pitchers in the profession.
No pitcher in America can approach Ed
Crane in point of speed, and his team partner,
Long John Healy, can "put feathers" on tho
ball when he wants to. Under their bom
bardment Earle's hands may be
pounded out of shape. Cincinnati had
one catcher who had been used up in
this manner. Jack O'Connor would have made
a great name for himself but for bad hands.
Silver King, now tho pitcher of the St Louis
Browns, knocked Jack's mauleys all to pieces.
Inl8S6both were members of the St. Joseph
team. King had then even greater speed than
be has now. and Peach-Pie O'Connor was the
only player in the Western country who could
do anything with Cannon-ball Charlie's deliv
ery. "Peach-Pie" used to first put a half boot
leg on his left band and then pull the big glove
over it The hop-skip-and-jump delivery was
then in vogue, and patrons whohave seen King
pitch under the present rule can form some
Idea of his terrific speed when accelerated by
iree movements in me dox, tie used to Hit
poor O'Connor off of his feet but Jack stuck
gamely to his work. It ruined him as a catcher,
however, for his hands were so tender when he
came to Cincinnati that he could not stand it
to face the delivery of any of our pitchers. It
Is to be hoped Earle will not be used up in this
manner by Crane and Healy. Enquirer.
President Byrne Writes a Nice Letter Re
carding tho Pittsburg Clnb.-
Manager Phillips yesterday received a letter
from President Byrne, of the Brooklyn club,
that is well worth preserving. The letter was
chiefly to try and make a date here for the
1st of April. This could not be done, however,
as Manager Phillips had already filled every
date except the 12th, which can be more con
veniently filled at Columbus or Cincinnati.
The interesting feature of the letter, how
ever, was President Byrne's kindly, and doubt
less, earnest references to the Pittsburg club.
He went on to say that he was glad to see that
Pittsburg's prospects of having a first-class
team next season were so bright. He said
"Yon have tried manfully, all of yon, in Pitts
burg to get a first-class clnb. and it looks now
as if your efforts are about to De rewarded."
These kind words coming from such a man
as President tyrne and in view of all the un
kind references made by officials of other As
sociation clubs regarding Pittsburg, are worth
Manager Phillies also stated that there will
be a slight alteration made in the homo
grounds. The Pennsylvania Railroad desires a
slice off deep center field, and in return will
give an equal amount of land which can be
added to right field. The club officials are
willing for this deal, and it will allow a home
run to be made in right field although the ball
may not be knocked over the fence.
TheySIenn lobe Bust.
The directors of the East End Gymnasium
intend to make things busy at their hall this
winter. Arrangements are being made for
weekly athletic entertainments, to consist of
walkine, clnb swinging and other athletic per
formances. The best local talent will be se
cured on all occasions. The idea, which is a
laudable one, is to popularize athletic sports
or exercises among the young men of the vicinity.
The Indianapolis Baseball Clnb in Consid
erable Financial Trouble.
iKDlANArous. January 20. A professional
ball nine in this city next season is, after all,
somewhat problematical. Last season the
management were put to extra expense in
building a grand stand and other accessories,
and considerable money was frittered away in
experimenting with new players. The receipts
of the season were in excess of $53,000, but the
association was behind, and the indebtedness
is placed at 510,000, with the original stock ex
hausted. A number of gentlemen, 20 or more,
became guarantors, and the franchise was
placed in their hands as security for their
pledges Quite recently a paper was circulated
among the guarantors, agreeing to convey their
financial responsibility to the close of next sea
son, and everything promised success. To-day,
how ever, notices ere received by mail, show
ing that some of these guarantors were prepar
ing to press their claims legally, and in what
way this trouble can be bridged Is a conun
drum. It is estimated that the expenses of the clnb
next year will be less than last year, and there
is certainly a great outlook for somebody with
money and brains to assume the responsibility
and take the chances. There is not only the
franchise, which Is valued at $13,000, but also
the ball ground equipment in itself of consid
erable value.
He Means to Uavo Ilia Releaso and He'll
Go to 'Frisco.
St. Paul, Minjt., January 20. John Pickett,
for the past two seasons the greatest short-stop
in the Western Association, is creating some
thing of a stir in baseball circles. He 13 still
under reserve by St Paul, but is chafing
under the fetters which bind him. Boston has
offered $2,500 for his release and $2,500 salary;
but Pickett asks that half the transfer money
go to him, while the St Paul management in
sists on pocketing the whole amount.
To add interest to the matter the Greenwood
and Moran California League team wires
Pickett an offer of $100 a month to play on the
Pacific coast This information Pickett sends
President Thompson, of tho St Paul club, from
Chicago, saying that unless he is signed at once
by St. Paul under a six months' contract or re
leased to Boston on his own terms, he will go
to California in spite of the blacklist Pickett
is a superb fielder, and led the St Paul team as
a batter the past season.
Spectacles for Horses.
For some years the more humane have en
deavored to give our animals the benefit of
medical skill, and eminent physicians and sur
geons have not hesitated to come to the relief
of suffering horses. A writer in an English
publication states how he come to the conclu
sion that his favorite horso was short-sighted:
"He had his eyes examined by an oculist, who
certified that his horse had a No. 7 eye and re
quired concave glasses. These were obtained
and fitted on the horse's head. At first the
horse was a little surprised, but he soon showed
signs of the keenest pleasure, and he now
stands all the morning looking over the half
door of his stable, with his spectacles on. gaz
ing around him with an air of sedate enjoy
ment. When driven his manner is altogether
changed from his former timidity, but it past
ured without his spectacles on he hangs about
the gate, whinnying in a minor key. If the
spectacles are replaced he kicks up his heels
and scampers about with delight."
Tho College Players.
Boston, January 20. The College Baseball
League, composed of Harvard, Yale and
Princeton, held its annual meeting at the
Parker House yesterday, the representatives
being Wiliard and McCoy, Harvard: King and
Hale, Princeton, and Noyes, Rogers and Cal
houn, Yale.
The championship of 1SSS was formally given
to Yale. The election resulted in the choice of
J. G. Rogers, of Yale, President; George L.
Hale, of Princeton, Vice President, and J. C.
McCoy, of Harvard, Secretary. The playing
rules of the National League were adopted,
with three exceptions, viz.: The foul tip is re
tained, a tenth man is not allowed and a man
hit by a ball is not given a base, it was ar
ranged for each club to play two games in each
The Sleigh Bells.
Those who delight in sleigh-riding had their
hearts made glad for a time yesterday. The
snowfall, which continued for several hours,
prompted dozens to hire sleighs, and shortly
after supper the jingle ot the sleigh bells could
be heard on many streets. Several contests
were arranged to take place to-aay among the
"flyers." but unfortunately rain began to fall
about 9 o'clock and the prospects were to some
extent blighted. If the snow continues, how
ever, there will be some interesting contests
this week.
About ibo Travelers.
Nkw York, January 26. Mr. S. Stanford
Parry, the general European agent of the Amer
ican baseball team, is now in Paris. He is mak
ing arrangements for exhibition games to be
played there by the teams. It is expected that
the two teams will land at Naples about Feb
ruary 12. From there they will go to Rome,
Vienna, Berlin and other cities, in each of
which they will play exhibition games. They
will reach Paris toward the end of February.
Ready for tho Race.
Final arrangements have been made for the
10-mile race between Joe Ridge and E. C. Mc
Clelland. The contest will take place at Brad
dock on Saturday evening next Both men are
training for the event
Gnndnur in 'Frisco.
Sax Fbaxcisco, January 20. Jake Gaudaur,
the oarsman, who is to compete with O'Connor
in San Francisco Bay, March 1, arrived here
Sporting Notes.
President Day, of New York, will go to
Hot Springs this week.
Jim Fell and Patsy Cardiff will fight at
Minneapolis to-morrow evening, i
The G. G. Ts will play with the Allentown
Club next season and not with the W.J.
Kuehne's as stated.
Billet, the greatest of imported racing sires,
died at Clay & Woodford's Runnymede stock
farm on Wednesday.
Manager Muthie thinks that if Spalding's
team don't return in time to open the cham
pionship season Chicago not only forfeits its
games but will also be fined.
TnERE will be no more special meetings of
the Association. That committee on the salary
question has not held a meeting and Mill not
until the regular March session at Columbus
The backers of Harry Bartlett, the English
pugilist and Mike Cushing, of Brooklyn, have
signed articles for a battle with skin-tight
gloves to a finish for 1,000, according to
Queensberry rules. The battle will take place
within 200 miles of New York, on or before Feb
ruary 23. Only SO spectators will be allowed.
The Kentucky Prince gelding FrcdFolger,'
2:20, will in all probability be a member of
Turner's stable next year. He will be specially
prepared for the Charter Oak stakes at Hart
ford, and it will take a whirlwind to beat him
if he takes the word in good shape. I met his
owner at the Driving Club's meeting last week.
He'has no fault to find with Splan's work last
year, as the horse cleared over $1,300 after all
expenses had been paid under his management
Incidents of a Day in Tito Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
Patrick O'Brien was arrested last evening
for throwing snow balls on Wylie avenue.
Alaiui 124 yesterday afternoon was caused
by a slight blaze in a house on Carson street
The sheet rolls which broke down at the
Carbon Iron Works will be ready for operation
TnE Mount Oliver Incline was stopped yes
terday for the purpose of having some repairs
made to the cars.
Aeevtvai. is going on at the Wylie Street
A. M. E. Church this week. Services are held
afternoon and night and the attendance is
very large.
Bobntraeqer & Johnson expect to have
their Dolt works, which were blown down by
the cyclone, ready for operation by the middle
of February.
Detective EicnENLAttu, of Allegheny,
yesterday arrested two well-dressed youngmen
for fighting. They declined to givetheirnamrs
and furnished; bail for their appearance at a
hearing to-day.
Form boys were arrested on the Southsiae
last evening for making a disturbance in front
of the Salvation Army's hall, and taken to
Twenty-eighth ward station house, where they
were retired to await trial.
MrJ. E. N. McDowell went East last even
ing in response to a telegram from Manager
Harris, the theatrical manager. The trip is for
the purpose of making arrangements for a new
play which is owned by Mr. McDowell.
Thomas R. Venxers, of 916 Fifth avenue,
and wife were presented with a handsome sil
ver breakfast and tea service, a beautiful silver
card receiver and a musical clock by the em
ployes of -the Keystone Rolling Mill at their
residence Saturday evening.
The Corporal an Outspoken Candidate
for General Black's Place.
But He Thinks He Earned it During the Hot
Campaign in Indiana.
Congressional Contests lost Sight of In Anxiety Tor
"Washington, January 20. Corporal
Tanner, of Brooklyn, who left two legs on
the battlefield, is in the city for a brief visit.
Being asked in regard to the quite general
report that President-elect Harrison had of
fered him the position of Commissioner of
Pensions, Corporal Tanner replied: "I have
only to say in answer to that, the office
of Commissioner of Pensions or any
other office never was mentioned be
tween General Harrison and myself. I
promised Senator Stanford, last January, to
stump California in the Presidental contest.
I was in this city when I received a dispatch
from Hon. M. M. Estee to go to Oregon at
once and help our friends in the fight. I
went direct to Oregon, and when we had
won a victory I went on to San Francisco,
and then came back across the Continent, as
the guest oi the California delegation. Col
onels Hnyman and Crocker also asked me
to come to California and stump the State,
and I promised to do it
"I started "West from the Grand Army
Convention at Columbus, ticketed through.
I had promised my Indiana friends to stop
and make one speech in Indianapolis. I
did so, and intended to stay there three days
and no more.
"After my speech the Republican State
Committee urged me to stay and help them
in the fight. I explained to them my
promise to the Californians, and told them
I could not stay. They showed me the poll
of soldier votes of Indiana, a Republican
poll, which showed it to be 40 per cent Dem
ocratic. They evidently worked the wires
between New York and Indianapolis, for I
got four dispatches from the National Com
mittee urging me to stay. I still declined.
Then Attorney General Michener came to
me, as he said, with a personal request from
General Harrison that I stop right there
where he felt I could do the best work. I
told my wife that Harrison was going to be
the next President of theUnited States, and
I guessed I didn't amount to so much but I
could afford to oblige such n man, so I
stayed and wired my excuses to California.
They replied: 'Do whatever that man
"I want to say again never a word passed
between us about any position. I don't be
lieve General Harrison has a single promise
out regarding positions under his administra
tion. I don't believe a man ever went into
the Presidental. chair so free from personal
pledges as General Harrison will on
March 4. l '
"I am free, to say I am a candidate for
Commissioner of Pensions. If there be one
thing under this Government that I do
know about it is pensions. Ever since the
national body of the Grand Army had a
Committee on Pensions, I have been on
that committee, and am on it now. I'm
here to attend a meeting of that committee.
I am happy to say that there are a good
many men all over this country who think
I'm fit for the place, and are earnest in my
support. They are all good men.
''I am one of those who think General
Harrison will feel constrained to make his
selections from a restricted field. I say that
Decanse it woman t De gooa policy to super
cede a very badly disabled soldier like
General Black with an able-bodied man
character and competency, of course, enter
ing first into consideration. "Weight of cir
cumstances will throw his choice on a man
who, if competent, is also short an arm or a
leg or two legs. I hope it will be the lat
ter. If it don't come to me it won't break
my heart or cause me to desire to retract one
single word I have ever said in commenda
tion of General Harrison. I can, I think,
congratulate myself on this one fact there
is but one of my ex-commanders-in-chief of
the G. A. R. who isn't in favor ot my ap
pointment." WENT BY DEFAULT.
Carelessness Alone Loit tho House of Rep
resentatives to the Democrats.
"Washington, January 20. General
Charles E. Hooker, of Mississippi, who was
drafted by the Democratic committee to
make speeches in doubtful States, tells how
he had to cancel the last week's engagement
with the committee to attend to getting out
the vote in his own Congressional district.
When he arrived home, just before the
election, he found that no preparations for
the campaign had been made by the local
Democratic committee. In consequence he
was compelled to visit each county in the
district, traveling in some instances for
hours in a buggy or on horseback, away
from railroad lines. Of course he won, but
had he not chanced to be home at the time
he might have been defeated.
The story of this Congressional district is
that of others. They went by default in
many instances, the National Democratic
Committee seemingly knowing or caring
nothing about the Congressional campaign.
A gentleman prominent in Democratic cam
paign management' says that secretary Mc
Clelland, of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee, told him as late as September 25,
that the National Committee had then no
list of doubtful Congressional districts, and
no means Of knowing what districts needed
aid. It is also a well-known fact that the
Congressional Democratic Committee raised
no money for the Congressional campaign,
its active treasurer devoting his energies to
raising funds for the National Committee, a
task in which he succeeded beyond their ex
pectations. The money, if it had been well
applied, would probably have made the
House of Representatives Democratic be
yond a doubt.
Delaware's New Senator Not tho Kind That
Can Keep Qaiet.
"Washington, January 20. A Delaware
Democrat who is intimately acquainted
with "Tony" Higgins, the new Senator from
that State, says of his characteristics: "Mr.
'Higgins is a bumptious fellow, self-asserting
to a very disagreeable degree, and a most
persistent waver of the 'bloody shirt.' He
is quarrelsome and self-opinionated, and
while always ready to lead, is never ready
to follow. He isn't an eloquent orator, as
some people say, but a very forcible speaker,
with a now of strong language and con
siderable logic. He thinks well on his feet,
and doesn't hesitate to put his thoughts in
the strongest ttords.
"It remains to. be seen how the dignified
Senators who think 3 'new-comer ought to
open his mouth, except to say 'yea' or 'nay'
for the first two years of service will, treat
Mr. Higgins, who will have his say from
the first day of his entry into that body, if
the occasion suits him."
Brilliant Debut of a Daughter of the Junior
Pennsylvania Senator.
"Washington, January 20. One of the
largest receptions and teas of the season was
that of Mrs. Senator Quay last evening, on
the occasion of the formal appearance of her
daughter, Miss Quay, in society. Nearly
1I of the members of the Pennsylvania
.-i; their families were present,
as well as iany others of political ana
official circles. '
Miss Quay looked very charming, In a
costume oi white tulle. Among her young
lady assistants were the Misses Darlington,
daughters of Representative Darlington, of
Pennsylvania. Mrs. Quay received in a
handsome gown of plum-colored faille,
trimmed with point lace.
Vice-President Morton Spends a Week
learning What Ho Has to, Do.
"Washington, January 20. Vice-President
Morton has spent much time with
Senator Ingalls during his visit, coachiug
himself in the general rules of procedure as
observed in the Senate. As nearly every
thing in that body is done by unanimous
consent, Senatorial conrtesv, or precedent,
rather than by an indexible set of rules,
the position of presiding officer of the Senate
is by no means arduous.
It will be necessary for the Senate to elect
a President pro tern, when the Vice Presi
dent absents himself without designating
the presiding officer, so Mr. Ingalls, it is
understood, will, be selected by his col
leagues a few days after the meeting of the
next Congress, provided the Vice President
gives the opportunity by absenting himself.
However, as Tresident pro tem with the
Vice President regularly acting as presiding
officer, he will not receive the additional
53,000 per annum which as President pro
tem without a Vice President he has received
for the past two years.
Chicago Anarchists Tcsttfg the Extent of
Tnlcj's Decision.
Chicago, January 20. "What was ap
parently a deliberate test by the Anarchists
as to how far they could go under Judge
Tuley's decision confirming the right of free
assemblage was made this afternoon. This
was the first Sunday since the ruling,
and the Beds made it the oc
casion for a great outpouring. "West
Twelfth street Turner Hall was
crowded in anticipation of something un
usual. Prof. Garside, a State Socialist, was
the first speaker, (irottkau s speech fol
lowed. He assailed the police policy with
extraordinary vehemence. A handful of
men, declared Grottkau, could not hope to
secure freedom by peaceable means. The
oppressors would not give np their priv
ileges without fighting for them. He said
Every step that has been made in advance
has been paid for in blood, and has left a path
way behind it strewn with corpses. The his
tory of progress is the history of battle, and
we, too, will have to fight for our rights. How
did this republic free itself f By blood. How
was the slavery qnestion settled? By blood.
These victories were not won by holding prayer
meetings and singing hymns. I tell you the
law must be throttled; we must trample it un
der our feet, until the law of nature
fills the world and reigns su
preme. We cannot obtain these things by
peaceable means; wo must resort to force.
Wild cheers. The capitalists are prepared to
meet the people with force, but some day we
will go to them and say: 'Your time is np the
time is come.' What happens when two great
forces meet?
The speaker here bentover to the reporters
and said: "This is diplomatic language, but
we all understand what it means." The re
mark was caught by the audience and was
followed by laughter and applause.
The speaker, in concluding, shouted:
"Down with the capitalists; down with the
present system; down with the robbers; down
with wage slavery."
Financial Way, According to the
Clearing Homo Statement.
Boston, January 20. The following
table, compiled from dispatches to the Pott
from the managers of the leading clearing
houses of the United States shows the gross
exchanges for the week ended January 19,
1889, with rates per cent of increase or
decrease, as compared with the amounts
for tue corresponding week in 1888:
New York 5721,0:3,920 25.7
Boston 9S.SOL140 19.7
Philadelphia 73,520,678
Chicago 63,333,000
bt. Louis 19.S23.CC9
Baltimore 12,945.749
ban Francisco 17.732,313
New Orleans 13.207.201
PitUbure 12,373,819
Cincinnati 12,0Si,S59
Kansas Cltv. 8,610.273
Lonlsvllle 7,2S7,S38
Frovidence 5, MO, COO
.Milwaukee S, 014, too
St. .Paul 3,728,K6
Mlnneanolls 4,002,220
Omaha 3,071,451
Denver 3,820,099
Detroit 4,579,641
Cleveland 4.015,534
Memphis 2,907,207
Columbus 2,07,C5S
Galveston 1.0S2.5S3
Klchmond 2,277,900
Los Angeles 1,020,000
Hartford 2,4SVZ55
New Haven. 3,331,379
1-ortUnd 1,041.821
Peoria 1,423,402
Spnnpfleld L 272. 477
JJnluth 2.275,573
Bt. Joseph 1,401,94.3
Worcester. 1,033,631
.Norfolk 892,235
Wichita 760,371
Lowell 720,535
Syracuse 739,335
Grand Rapids 631.775
Topcta 424,565
Total 11,124.139,526
Ontslde New YorK 400,005.610
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Because One Refuses to Shnro His Work
With His Iillo Brethren.
Chicago, January 20. The coal miners
who have been in the employ of the Spring
Valley Coal Company, held a mass meeting
in the opera house at Spring Valley, and by
a unanimous vote decided to quit work so
long as one Thomas Mnlvey worked in the
mines. This throws about 1,800 men out of
Several weeks ago the coal company shut
down two of its mines, throwing about GOO
men out of work. Two shafts remained in
operation, and the men in these shafts
agreed to share this work with the idle men.
The idle men were to draw lots to determine
to which mine they would go. 'Mulvey,
who had been transferred to one of the mines
remaining at work about the time of shut
ting down, refused to give np his work and
draw lots with the rest of the men or quit
work. The miners applied to Manager
Devlin to discharge Mulvey, but he re
fused to do so. The strike may last a few
days or six months.
To-morrow morning the miners, about
1,500 strong, headed by two brass bands,
will march six miles out,in the country to
the Chicago, "Wilmington and Vermillion
Coal Company's new shaft and endeavor to
organize the miners of that place into their
Result in the Death of n Watchman and a
Loss oi 845,000.
Deteoit, January 20. The Detroit Stave
and Heading Company's main building was
destroyed by fire at midnight last night,
causing a loss of between $25,000 and
30,000. James E. Middleton, a watchman,
was burned to death.
TJndoubtedlv the fire was the work of an
incendiary. There were traces to show that
a train of kerosene oil had been laid around
the building and that the match was then
put to various parts of the building. An
attempt was made to fire the office some
weeks ago, and since then there have been
efforts to fire the other buildings, but with
out avail.
Clevelakd, January 20. The Balti
more and Ohio elevator at Fostoria, owned
by ex-Governor Foster and Company,
burned this morning with its contents.
Loss $15,000; insured for $5,000. It is be
lieved that the fire was started by tramps.
county in the Stale on the prospective fate of
the Prohibitory Amendment to be voted on in
June. The Dispatch Commissioner is mak
ing a careful canvass. Head his first report in
this issue.
The General's Organ Says He Ts Going
to be Sworn in as Governor.
To See Him Seated, and if That Fails, th,e
Federal Authorities
All This Threatened if the legislature Doesn't Declare
Him Elected.
Wheeling, January 20. Gentlemen in
the private counsels of all parties at Charles
ton, who arrived here to-day, tell a most
sensational story of what is believed to be
the unavoidable outcome of the present
strained situation there. Democratic mem
bers of the Legislature boldly declare, on
the floor and elsewhere, that they will not
consent to have Speaker Woods, of the
House, declare Qoff elected Governor, as he
is on the face of the returns.
In view of the constitutional provision
that all officers of the State shall hold over
until their successors are elected or quali
fied, Governor Wilson has declared his in
tention to retain his office until the contest
between Judge Fleming and General Goff
is settled, which cannot occur until late in
March, whereas the Gubernatorial term be
gins March 4. General Goff has firmly de
clared that the failure of the Speaker of the
House to declare him elected will not in
validate the election, and that he will on
March 4 go before a person duly authorized
to administer the official oath, and qualify
as Governor, and will then proceed to the
State House and take charge of the Gov
ernor's office.
Both parties admit that in case of the
failure to qualify of the Governor-elect, the
outgoing Governor would rightfully hold
over, but they differ as to the legality of a
qualification in the absence of a formal
declaration of the result. In an editorial
which the Intelligencer, a bitter partisan
Bheet, General Gofl's organ, will print in
the morning, it lays down what is known to
be the view of General Goff, after mature
consultation with leading lawyers. It says:
Will the failure to declare the result at
Charleston cheat General Goff out of the Gov
ernorship and put Fleming in? Not by any
means. The plurality which the revolutionists
propose to withhold does not invalidate the re
sult at the polls. It would be dreadful if a lot
of conspirators had this power. The people
would never know when they had elected any
body. The formality of declaring the result which
the returns disclose, "which the Speaker must
open and read," does not affect In the slightest
the right of the person found to have the high
est vote from qualifying for his position, and
that General Goff will gobeforeaproper officer
and take the oath of office as Governor-elect of
this State will occurr as certainly as the 4th of
March comes round and he is alive.
If he is denied entry into the State House,
and forcibly resisted, he will call first upon the
civilian aid of the State, ana next, as Com
mander in Chief of the militia, he will call on
the military. If Governor Wilson resists to this
point, and also calls outthemilitary to aid him,
the Government of theUnited States will he
promptly appealed to, and there is no reasona
ble doubt that it will promptly respond.
There was a bogus claimant of a Governor
ship once before, one Dorr, in Rhode Island,
and he was squelched by the United States
Government, just as Wilson will be squelched
in this case. A fine figure, truly, this man
Wilson would cut before the, civilized world as
abarricader against his Successor in office,
after having refused certificates on the face of
the returns to two Republican Congressmen
elect in this State, while issuing prompt
ly to a Democrat whose election was
being notoriously contested and who had not
even a majority of 20 on the face of there
tarns. There was no deader politician in Rhode
Island after the Government of the United
States squelched him than Dorr, and there
will be no deader politician in West Virginia
than the present ocenpant of the State House,
should he aid and abet this scheme to defeat
the will of the people.
A Confidential Clerk Charged With Embez
zling $10,000 Worth of Bonds.
New Yoek, January 20. The mysteri
ous prisoner who has been locked up in po
lice headquarters for some days and about
whom the authorities maintained the ut
most reticence was taken to the Tombs Po
lice Court to-day. He is Wiliiam L.
Wythe, formerly managing clerk for W. S.
Lawson & Co., bankers at No. 49 Exchange
Place. He was arrested for embezzlement.
At court Bennet H. Breston, a member of
the firm, appealed and made complaint
against Wythe, accusing him of the theft of
live nrst-mortgage $1,000 bonds of the .Evans
ville and Terre Haute Railroad Company
in September last. The prisoner demanded
an examination and bail was fixed at $10,
000 pending a hearing on the 24th inst.
William T. Wardwell, the late Prohibition
candidate for Mayor, furnished the bonds
Their Political Methods Declared to Be
Very Mnch Alike.
Paeis, January 20. M. Jacques, the op
ponent of General Boulanger in the contest
in the Department of the Seine, has issued
another manifesto intended to counteract
Boulanger's appeal to the Parisian work
men. The manifesto is mainly devoted to
showing that at numberless times, when
Parliament was discussing measures de
signed to benefit its working, General Bou
langer was purposely absent, his intention
being to enrry favor with the capitalists.
M. Jacques reminds the electors that Na
poleon madc.the same deceitful promises,
but at least had not then turned the mi
trailleuse upon the people.
A Colored Woman Charged With Fatting a
Child on a Bed of Hot Coals.
Chattakooga, Tenx., January 20. A
colored woman, Rachel Henry, was arrested
yesterday at Knoxville, charged with roast
ing a baby. A neighbor passing her house
smelled burning flesh and rushed in. On a
bed of burning coals lay an infant roasting
to death and alone in the room.
The Henry woman claims it was an acci
dent, but the proof against her is strong.
Glnssworker Killed by a Train.
Beatee Falls, January20. Last night
John Morris, a well-known glassworker ot
this place, was killed by a passenger train
on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad at
Phillipsburg. He was 23 years old and
leaves a wife and two children. He was a
member of the I. O. O. F., the Jr. and Sr.
O. IT. A. M. and the Glassworkers' Union.
Disappeared With S'200.
William Wagner aged 26 years, has dis
appeared from his home at No. 149 Meadow
street, East End. He was last seen Satur
day, when he had $200 on his person.
Tbo Bargain Lot of Embroideries To-Day.
A big tableful in center of store; fine edges
to wide flouncings and all-overs, at one-half
and less. Come, to-day for first choice.
Penn Avenue Stores.
Three Houses of Worship Opened With
Appropriate Ceremonies.
The Shady Avenue Baptist Church, the
McClure Avenue, Allegheny, Presbyterian
Church, and the German Evangelical Mis
sion Chapel, on Mt. Oliver, were dedicated
with appropriate ceremonies yesterday.
At thel former church Rev. E. D. Ham
mond preached the sermon. His text was
taken from the chapter of Chronicles 41:6.
The afternoon service was opened with
prayer by Rev. J. W. Riddle, of the Union
Baptist Church, of South Nineteenth street.
Rev. E. T. Fox, the associate pastor of the
Fourth avenue church, read the scriptural
lesson of the building of the temple.
Rev. B. F. Woodburn, D. D., of the San
dusky street church, then made a short ad
dress on the powers of the church to teach
the truth. Bev. H. D. Gross, pastor of the
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, spoke on
"the church in its worldly sense."
In the evening Rev. J. M. Scott, of Se
wickley, delivered an interesting sermon.
At the McClure avenue church Rev.
David S. Kennedy, of the First Presby
terian Church of Allegheny, delivered the
morning sermon. Rev. James Allison, of
the Presbyterian Banner, also made an ad
dress. The dedicatory services were con
ducted by the Rev. W. C. Birchard, pastor
of the church.
In the afternoon Rev. G. T. Purves, of
the First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg,
and Thomas B. Kerr, Superintendent of the
Sunday School, addressed the pupils. Mr.
Purves conducted a scriptural reading in
the evening, and was followed by Rev. H.
T. McClelland, of the Western Theological
Seminary, who made an address. Prof.
Whiting conducted the musical programme.
The new church stands in the front of the
old edifice on McClure avenue. The latter
church was built in 1867, when the congre
gation was organized. Rev. Henry J.
Sharp waa the first pastor. In 1870 he was
succeeded by Rev. John Kerr. The latter
was succeeded in 1875 by the present pastor.
The congregation numbers 500 and has a
Sunday school of 700 pupils. The new
church cost $40,300.
At the Mt. Oliver Chapel Bev. J. J.
Esher, D. D., Senior Bishop of the Evan
gelical Association, delivered the sermon.
He took for his subject 'God's House."
The congregation was organized two years
ago and now has a membership of 30 people.
The chapel cost ?2,GoO.
A Committee from Allegheny to Spend a
Few Dars at Harrisburg.
Mr. Richard Scandrett, Secretary of the
Board of School Controllers, of Allegheny,
and Prof. W. H. Dodds, of the Allegheny
High School, left for Harrisburg last
evening to look after .the interests of the
various school bills to come before the
Legislature this session. Mr. John Morrow
was to have gone in the place of Prof.
Dodds, but the sudden illness of his brother
prevented him.
Mr. Scandrett is well enough acquainted
with the manner of conducting business in
Harrisburg to know that if bills are not put
on the calendar early in the session their
chances for becoming laws are poor.
The first and most important measure is
the compulsory edncation bill. The Board
of Control, of Allegheny, is its father. They
wish to have the measure brought before the
mind of every person in the State who is
interested in educational matters. Who
will introduce the bill is not yet decided
upon. Several have asked for the honor.
The second measure is the High School
bill. By the existing law the value of
High School property cannot exceed 100,
000. It is the intention of the bill to have
the existing laws so amended that the value
can be increased. As the value of the
High School site in Allegheny is 560,000,
but $40,000 remains with which to erect a
building. This is not sufficient, and an in
creased valnation is desired.
The third measure is the evening school
The committee will spend four days at
Harrisburg in the interest of the bills.
While Being Dismantled to Prevent Trains
Using It, a Portion Falls, Killing 20 9Icn.
EVANSViLliE, January 20. A disastrous
wreck occurred this evening of the Louis
ville, Louisiana and Texas Railroad bridge
across Green river at Shottsville, Ky.
Last Thursday the Louisville, Louisiana
and Texas Company was granted an in
junction to restrain the Keystone Bridge
Company from interfering with the
plaintiffs trains running over the
bridge. The order was served, was obeyed
until this morning, when the bridge com
pany sent a force of men to the bridge, driv
ing the railroad employes off and at ouce com
menced tearing up the track and a portion of
the ties from the draw of the bridge. About
3:30 o'clock this afternoon, while the work
of tearing up the ties was in progress, the
dismantling of one of the draws caused the
opposite end to overbalance when it
broke in two, precipitating about 20 work
men into the river, five of whom are known
to have been drowned and seven seriously,
if not fatally, injured by falling timbers
and iron. Later reports from the scene say
a dozen were killed.
The Treasury Depicted, With a Deficit of
803,000, An Investigation Threatened.
St. Paul, Mijtn., January 20. The Bis
marck, Dak., correspondent of the Pioneer
Press sends that paper a long array of
figures and extracts from financial reports
regarding the financial condition of the
Territory, showing that the general fund has
been overdrawn $:.'o,000, anu mat tne Dona
fund has been used to meet the drafts. He
further says the Territorial Treasury is
bankrupt, a recent report from the Treasurer
showing that on November 1 last it was
$6j,000 worse off than nothing.
The correspondent also says an investiga
tion will probablv he set on foot this week
as to the disposition of S980 bribery money,
which was turned into the hands of the
State bv N. J. Dewoody, whom lobbyists
tried to bribe in 1885. There is no record
of the disposition of the money and an in
vestigation is desired.
For Western Penn
sylvania, West Vir
ginia and Ohio,clear
ing weather, except
along the lakes con
tinued light local
snows; colder Kinds
becoming westerly,
brisk to high along
the lower lakes.
PrrrsBUBO, January 20, 1S89.
TheUnited States Signal Servico officer in
this city furnishes tha following:
Time. Tlier.
7..-CUA. it a
10:00 A. ir. 30
1:00 r. u 31
4:00 r. a 33
7:C0F. M 33
10:00 r. ji 31
Mean temp 31
Maximum temD 34
Minimum temp. ... S
KAnire .... S
ltlver at 5 r. m 5.8 feet, a fall of 0.3 feet in the
ls.uU hoars.
Prohibition Amendment is now being made by
a Special Commissioner for THE DISPATCH.
Read the opening chapter in this issue.
Rend About Bargains for This Week
In our advertisement in this paper to-day.
Prices and goods are of special interest, and
best values ever offered are here this week.
Jos. IIobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Continued from First Page.
to the securing of bonds. The Brooks bill re
quires that the bondsmen mnst reside in the
ward or township In which the applicant's sa
loon is located. It is proposed to change this
by making it lawful for an applicant for a
license to obtain a bondsman within the limits
of the city or county in which he makes his ap
plication. Under this proposed substitute for tha
Brooks bill it will also be unlawful for a saloon
keeper to employ a minor ot either sex in tho
capacity of bartender or waiter.
.The other changes are slight and immate
rial. It is asserted that this bUl if it becomes a
law will so improve high license that it will bo
likely to meet the approbation of thousands of
temperance people who are opposed to the
present law.
The bill seems to be in a lino with tha
thoughts expressed by Senator Cooper in his
speech before the Republican caucus last
Wednesday night. Senator Cooper at that
time said that he would so improve .high
license that it would satisfy the temperate
thought of the State. The Senator's proposi
tion did not seem to meet with favor from
Mr. Brooks, Mr. Wherry and other friends of
the present law. There were also some mem
bers of the Senate who did not think It would
be wiso to make any amendments to the exist
ing law. They all expressed the fear that It
they once started to amend the law there was
no telling where the amendments would end.
So to be on the safe side it was considered
to Do the best policy to let the Brooks bill
A member of the Senate, who is close to
Senator Cooper, said to-day: "There is very
little doubt about a new hizh license law being
passed at this session. At first there was soma
feeling against making any changes in the law.
Senator Cooper, however, was a strong advo
cate for amending and improving high license.
He has given the matter his careful thought
for several months and he has succeeded in con
vincing some of the other Senators of the im
portance of improving the law.
"I don't see how anyone who believes in nigh
license can object to the changes which are pro
posed by the new bill. I have seen it and have
read it through very carefully, and must say
that I heartily approve of it."
"Do you know whether Mr. Brook3 will op
pose the measure in the Hou3eT"
"I do not. How can he oppose it? What
reasons can he give for declinindto improve
the high license law? No, I don't 'know what
Mr. Brooks or any other member of the House
will do, but I venture to say that they will sup
port thi3 new measure."
Economical Views of tho Governor
Don't Salt TTarrlsburgeri..
Harrisbukg, January 20. There are
many good arguments afloat here in favor
oi new Capitol buildings, and the best of
them is the argument of the Governor, that
valuable documents of colonial and com
monwealth times are not only badly stored
and falling to decay, but are in positive danger
from fire. The Governor modestly asks for
81,000,000 to provide accommodations superior
to the present, but the Governor has one eye
on economy, and wants to wipe out the State
debt before the expiration of his term. Hence
his suggestion is not acceptable to many of
the good people of Harrisburg, who are mora
interested in spenaing about $3,000,000 for a
new Capitol and departments than they are in
paving off the debt of the Commonwealth.
An expenditure of 53.000,000 would insure the
permanent location of the Capitol here.and tha
Capitol does much to enhance the value of
property in the county seat of Dauphin. This
is not the least argument in favor of the new
buildings that the Harrisburger is familiar
with, but it is tho one he least obtrnde3 upon
the unsophisticated stranger. There are very
many good reasons, though, why the great
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should have
much better quarters for its officials and Legis
lators than the red brick structures that now
grace the hill.
Everybody Wonts a Copy or Two of a Book
of a Limited Edition.
Haeeisbtjeo, January 20. Each mem
ber ot the Legislature has already received
more applications for copies of the book on
birds of Pennsylvania than would exhaust
the number that come to him. Many have re
ceived applications for twice or three times as
many as they will get, and the applications
still come in.
One gentleman in the rural districts applied
to each member and the Senator from his
county for two copies. As they all compared
notes it was decided that one of the gentlemen
should send him one copy.
Permanent Quarters Thought Necessary for
the Highest Stnte Tribunal.
HARRlSBtfRG, January 20. Represents
tive Pugh, of Somerset, has returned from.
Philadelphia. He made no arguments be
fore the Supreme Court for the transfer of
Somerset from the Eastern to the Western
judicial district, and wasn't even permitted to
read his petition. He was told to file his ap
plication and the matter would be considered.
Representative Pugh Is now in favor of a
permanent location for the Supreme Court,
and may introduce a bill in the Legislature to
that end.
A Move Toward the Purchase of the Bat
tlefleld of the Stnte.
Harkisbueo, January 20. Representa
tive Ziegler, of Cumberland, will introducea
bill in the State Legislature to-morrow
night, providing an appropriation for the
purchase of the entire battlefield of Gettysburg
by the State.
The Memorial Association at present only
owns portions of the field, and veterans'
associations are frequently put to the necessity
of buying sites for their monuments.
Came From Chnrch and Felt.
When coming out of church yesterday
morning, Mrs. Snyder, of COS Mint street,
Southside, had a fall and fractured her
thigh. The ladv is 77 years of age, and sha
had to be taken home in a carriage.
Two Chimneys Catch Fire.
One chimney in the house of Mr. Mullen,
on Brownsville avenue, and another in tha
residence of Mr. Bealy, 2G Carson street,
caught fire yesterday and caused the fire
companies to be called out.
Custom's Injuries.
Described by a Noted London Dentist.
37 IIioh Holbobn, London, W. C.
Gentlemen I consider tho bristle tooth
brush has to answer in no little measure for the
receding gums around the necks of the teeth
so constantly brought to our notice. After
thoroughly testing the
I have no hesitation in saying that any onetcho
uses it for one week will never go back to the
old bristle brush with its attendant miseries of
Loose Bristles and Constantly Wounded Gums.
Faithfully yours,
J. SHIPLEY SLIPPER, Dental Surgeon.
Don't forget! Tha more you Know
Of remedies, the better health you Kosp.
For Relief from INDIGESTION,
And Relieve Sick Headache,
The Surest, the Safest, the Best, the Quick
est, the most Permanent, are
In boxes costing 25 and 50 cents. Mailed any.
where on receipt of the money.
DOOL1TTLE JU SMITH, Selling Agents,
34 and 2i Trcmont St., Boston, Mmj.
For Sale by Geo. A. Kelly & Co., Pittsburg.
Etc. '