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Western Pennsylvania Base
ball League Organized.
(SIX GOOD CLUBS SELECTED.
A Plain Statement About the Indian
apolis Club Case.
UB. BRUSH AFTER THE FRANCHISE
Another Big Offer for the Sullivan-Eilrain
feGEKEEAL SPORTING SEWS OF THE DAI
During the last few weeks it has often been
stated in the papers that the prospects of what
is called amateur basebali playing in "West
ern Pennsylvania never were better than
tbey are for next seison. Another and
a very interesting proof Is now given supple
mentary to what has previously been stated.
Al .Pratt, probably one of the busiest men in
the State in promoting the teams as clubs of
j-oungsters. visited Latrobe yesterday morning
and learned some very interesting news con
cerning the Western Pennsylvania Baseball
League. He met the leading officials of that
organization, and during a long conversation,
became convinced that Western Pennsylvania
Is to have a better baseball organization en
tirely confined to itself than it has ever had.
Mr. Pratt said:
AL TRAIT'S rOIXTEBS.
"Denend upon it the Western Pennsylvania
league has extremely good prospects. The
league has elected Charles H. Wakefield, of
Latrobe. President. He is a prominent insur
ance and real estate agent there, and is an-en-thusiast
in baseball. Mr. R. M. Herrington, of
Johnstown, has been elected Secretary, and is
another gentleman who interests himself in the
national game more for glory than anything
else. I feel confident these two gentlemen,
aided by a few more good friends of the game,
will make a great success of the league.
"The clubs agreed upon to form the Leagne
are Johnstown, Blairsville. Latrobe, Greens
burg, Scottdale and fjniontown. A schedule
committee has been appointed, but may not
begin their duties until after the meeting in
March. The directors will be selected on the
plan of one man from each club, and this will
undoubtedly be a great element of success.
"I want to give people to understand that the
league means business. Every club has an in
closed ground, and each has a good team made
up no. Or course. 1 think, the batteries of
each team will be paid, but the balance will be
made up of homo players v. ho play for the
honor of playing. As far as can be estimated,
about two games per week will be played, lut
this number may be increased. I was much in
terested to learn that Mr. J. O'H. Denny, the
popular horseman of this town, will be a mem
ber of the Latrobe club,
DEJTUY IS A VETERAN.
"Mr. Denny used to catch for me in 1ST3 and
"74 when I was pitching, and I have reason to
be interested in that genuine patron of the
game. I wish him good luck. He is a vet
eran." It is safe to say. not only from what Mr.
Pratt says, but from other sources of informa
tion, that the Western Pennsylvania League
promises to do well. The idea originally was
that the league be made up of eight clubs.
This number could easily have been secured,as
Altoona and Cumberland, Md both desired to
join the leagne. The six clubs previously
named,however, considered that the admission
of Altoona and Cumberland would extend the
circuit too far, certainly too far to bo made
comenient and profitable. The six-club ar
rangement entirely shuts out McKeesport
The latter, however, never applied tor admis
sion, and, like Our Boys, seem to prefer to act
Mr. Pratt stated that baseball enthusiasm in
and aronnd Latrobe is strong, and will cer
tainly develop as the season approaches. This,
indeed, augurs well lor the future of the na
tional game in this part of the State. It really
would be difficult to imagine how the game
that has interested foreigners recently won't be
boomed in this section when the Allegheny
County League and the Western Pennsylvania
league are between, covering almost every
small town or city. The County League, it may
be remarked for the benefit of those interested
in it, have tacitly gotten everything arranged.
At least there is every asrance that the
eague will now be made up of excellent clubs.
If good professional players are not developed
it will be no fault of those who encourage the
game only because of the love tbey have for it
AT LIVE PIGEONS.
Mr, Dick Easily Defeats Mr. Tappnn at
MTECIAL TXI.EGBAX TO THI DISPATCH. 1
Johkstowtt, Pa, January 21 Abont 200
persons took in a pigeon match this afternoon
between Charles L. Dick, of this city, and W.
F. Tappan. of Altoona, under, Hurlingham
rules, with 30 yards' rise and 80 yards' bound
ary, from a center trap, gun not to exceed
seven pounds and a half, with use of both bar
rels, each to have 23 birds 5 birds to consist of
an Inning, with 5 traps, f ollowing is the score:
1 2 3 4 S K. M.
Dick 11010, 01UM, 11011, 11011. 101-15 8
U'app&n 00101, 0000 , 10001. 00100, 000 S 18
Both shootists and other persons interested
In such affairs say that the birds were the best
lot tbey ever saw come out of a trap. There
was not a scab in the bunch. The arrange
ments were perfectly satisfactory to both con
testants, and the loser said publicly nothing
conld be fairer. Dick mashed the fore finger
of his left band in loading shells, which handi
capped him somewhat. The match was for S200
a side. A great deal of money changed hands.
WON'T FIGI1T D0.1IIMCK.
The Pittsburser Fnfli to Secure a Match
Among the Giants.
rernciAL telegram to toe msrATCit.l
NkwYoek. January 21. Dominick McCaf
frey and Ed Bradford have been in this city a
few days trying to arrange a match but have
failed. McCaffrey has offered to meet any of
the fighters, under any rules, to a finish or any
number of rounds, but nobody seems eager to
accept his challenge. He is in excellent condi
tion, and undoubtedly means business at pres
ent. He states that be has been extremely un
lucky ot late and is wishful to concede a point
or two to secure a contest.
Snle of Trotters.
Lexixotoj.-, Ky., January 21. W. Brobine,
Boston, has bought from W. C. France. High
land stud farm, the roan colt, 2-year, by Jay
Bird, clam by Almont, for 81,500. Mr. Franco
has also sold to C. Carnahan, Pittsburg, the
j earling Day filly by Red Wilkes, dam by John
Dillard, for 11,000. and to W. C. Hamilton,
Philadelphia, the following yearlinw for S&O00:
Brown filly, by Red Wilkes, dam Joy. by Ken
tucky Prince; bay colt by Red Wilkes, dam
Jessie Wilkes, by George Wilkes; bav filly by
Red Wilkes, dam Annie C, by Mambrino
The death is annonnced of the trotting geld
ing Colonel Sellers, 229, by Allie Grimes,
dam Maud S S. He was owned by H. Sellers,
Versailles, Ky., and was highly valned.
llinda Wilkes, 5-year-old. record 20,foaled
1883, by Red Wilkes, dam Lady Almont by
Almont, has been sold for 10,500 to F. C.
Fowler, Modus, Conn., by J. H. Blackford,
Want .to Play on Sunday.
Trextos, N. J., January 21 Assemblyman
Feeney, of the Seventh (or Horseshoe) district
of Hndson county, is an ardent lover of base
ball, and he has the distinction of representing
a constituency which contains a thousand or so
of admirers of the sport who are just as en
thusiastic over It as he is. He is anxious to en
courage the pastime by every means in his
power, and he not only wants It played on all
secular days, but also on bunday.
With that object in view about the first bill
he introduced this winter as one to legalize
the playing of baseball on Sundays. It was re
ferred to the Juiciary Committee, but has not
j et been reported.
tCrlXIAL TELEGRAM TO THE PISrATCII.l
Coltjmbus, 0.. January 24. Wheeler
Wlkotf, Secretary of the American Associa
tion, has issued the following bulletin of con
tracts for 1889: With Athletics, George H.
Towusend; Baltimore. T. J. Tucker: Columbus,
A. L Mavs, David Orr: Louisville. W. B.
Weaver, William Wolf: St. Louis, C. A. Comis
key, W. A Latham, W. B. Fnller. Released,
by Brooklyn, Mays and Orr; Washington,
COMING ALL RIGHT.
President Brash and Others Apply for the
Indianapolis Clnb Franchise.
rSFECXu TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCn.1
Indianapolis, January 24. There Is no
lack of would-be purchasers for the f ranchiso
ot the Indianapolis club. All the gentlemen
who have made overtures to the former local
management have been directed to app'y to the
League, as the franchise is now solely in the
control of that body. The League meeting will
not be held until March 5, and until then no
final action can be taken. Mr. McCutcheon
says that he has no intention nor desire to make
a snecnlation on the grounds and grand stands.
Ho holds them now simply to secure his claim,
and when the proper time comes will turn them
over to the purchasers of the franchise so that
the club may continue in its old location.
"I will be very easv to deal Hith," he said; "I
want a clnb here and will do what I can to get
It, and the persons -who get it will have no
trouble in dealing with me. I am not trying to
make a cent out of my investment, but 1 do
not propose to let the grounds and stand go out
of my hands at present into those of others
who might try to speculate on them."
Messrs. Dickson and Talbot to-day authorized
the statement that they will pay all debts, dol
lar for dollar, amounting in all to over J20.000,
providing the franchise, players, lease of the
grounds and bill of sale of the grand stand are
turned over to them, and they will agree to
maintain the club here and strengthen it
wherever possible. This is the most liberal
proposition jet made. If accepted it will wipe,
out all the debts of the club by payine them
off and place it in the hands of men who will
have a great interest in seeing that it is man
aged properly. ,.,..
The proposition that was sent on to President
Young this evening proposes to pay the $10,000
due to the directors and in bank, the 9,250 due
the guaranteers.andthe Sl.000, which is Mr.Mc
Cntclicon's claim, and any other debts. The
opinion here with a great many is that the
tronble arose from a desire to freeze out the
smaller stockholders, but no one of prominence
claims to savit with his signature attached.
Others w ho claim to know the inside history
sav that the directors -n ere annoyed and em
barrassed by the condition of affairs, and being
unable to satisfy those of tbeguaranteerswhs
were the more largely interested resolved to
close out the business, throw up the franchise
Brush said to-night that he and others had
formed a stock company to-day and had for
warded a formal application for the franchise.
The company has a capital stock of 30,000 and
some of the most prominent and reliable busi
ness men of the city are in the syndicate.
Brush says that the company stands in exactly
the same position as other applicants for the
The stockholders of the Brush syndicate are:
Fred Mayer. R. K. Syfers. George Branham,
William Schmidt, A. B. Meyer, C. F. Meyer,
John T. Brush, Tom Taggart and Ford Woods.
The company was organized to-night. Dickson
fc Talbott are still trying to get the club, and
they have offered to pay $36,000 for it, $16,000 for
the franchise and $20,100 to the old stock
holders. ARRESTING G IMBLERS.
Boston Police Authorities Make a Move
Against Betting; Men.
tFrECIAL TELFGHAM TO THE OISFATCH.l
Boston, January 24. Boston gamblers and
sporting and betting men are in a bad box and
they are not a little concerned over anewmove
by the police authorities. For some time past
the professional gamblers have been enjoying
a quiet time without fear of molestation be
cause of an act passed by the last Legislature,
enabling the gambling places to take out club
licenses. Now the police have found another
legal handle and they have begun once more to
saueeze the betting men.
Charles Baeder, a w ell known sporting man,
was arrested to-day on the charge of being a
"custodian of bets." The law authorizing the
issue of the warrant is fonnd in chapter 34, sec
tion 1 of the Acts and Resolves of 1SSS.
It is believed the police will find it a compara
tively easy matter to prove that the poolroom
proprietors are custodians of bets and more ar
rests of these men will follow. It will not be
surprising, too, if there are arrests of men who
make a business of holding bets on races dur
ing the summer and receive a percentage for
THE NEW POOL BILL.
A Misleading Idea Aboat Freezing Some
There was considerable comment among lo
cal special sporting people yesterday regarding
the new poolsellmg bill as published in yester
day's Dispatch. One erroneous opinion was
published to the effect that the bill, if it bo
comes a law. will shut out Frank "Herdic and
his gang." The party who gave this idea to
the world evidently knows nothing about the
intention of the bill. If the bill becomes a law,
Herdic, who usually sells at the Exposition
and Homenood tracks, can apply for license at
a small cost. If he does not, the people who
want to engage him can, and if the track
authorities get the license they will only nego
tiate with prominent sellers as they do now.
The high license fee of selling pools In the
city would be the only real difficulty that
Herdic or anybody else would have to face,
and this could easily be mutually arranged.
It ought not to be forgotten that the bill only
demands $10 per year as a license fee to sell
pools at Homewood. Surely this ought to
knock it into the beads of some people that
less than $1 per month will not prevent anyone
from applying for a license to sell at a meeting.
JOE RIDGE ARRESTED.
His Backers Say it is a Scheme of His
Local sporting people were somewhat sur
prised yesterday by the arrest of Joe Ridge,
who is matched to run McClelland 12 miles to
morrow evening at Braddock. The charge is
illegal liquor selling. One of Ridge's backers
last evening said :
"The arrest is a scheme put up by the Mc
Clelland party. I know lor certain that tbey
bad it arranged to have Ridge arrested just
when the race commenced, but they have car
ried out their plans badly. Ridge certainly will
get bail between now and Saturday night, and
if be had been arrested at the race he would
have had to forfeit tli e contest. It seems to me
that the McClelland party is weakening, but
Ridge will be on deck."
Yesterday'nUcrable weather was not in any
way favorable to rifle shooting, bnt still there
was some fine sport and a good attendance at
the regular shoot of the Pittsburg Rifle Club.
Following v ere the results:
J. A. Hngplns 87 81 74 R4-K!
Dr. Taylor 71 83 75 76-T6V4
H. Swan 69 73 74 75-72J,
J. ampler 65 66 64 73-G7
G. Hodgdon 73 61 .. . 79
The following gentlemen made one score
each, with the following results: M. Werner, 88;
E. A. Painter, 82; V. Bedell, 71; O. Sharpe, OS.
Arranged With Toronto.
Manager Phillips yesterday concluded dates
with the Toronto Club to play here on April 17
and 18. The manager expects to havo the ma
jority of the players here in the early part of
March. They will then begin daily exercise at
Recreation Park, if the weather is favorable.
Oabsjtan O'Connor Is now in 'Frisco.
We may make our minds up that it is still
AN extensive cocking main is going on at
The authorities of the local race tracks
don't like the new pool bill.
It Is rumored in New York that Glasscock
will be given Ward's place on the New York
The managers of the local dog show have
returned about 24 entries which they considered
It is reported that another bridegroom is to
be added to the Brooklyn team shortly. Foutz
is his name.
Captain Sam Bromtsj received a letter
from his trainer, Mr. Rogers,ycsterdav, stating
that not a horse in the stable is sick.
IF Presidents Young and Nlmickgo to New
Mexico next month they will have to "hurry
up" to get back in time for the March meet
ing. Mike Kellt, Boston's crack player, says
that if the captaincy is taken from him and
given to Morrill he will refuse to wear the
Boston uniform and devote his time ex
clusively to his "cafe" (saloon) on Sixth
From present indications the stakes in the
proposed Sullivan-Kilrain fight will be the
largest ever fought for. Yesterday Mr. R. K.
Fox received a letter from Messrs. Milton, Mc
Lean, Brapley and Butterwortb, proprietors of
the Bacchus House at El Paso, Tex. These
gentlemen offer to add $12,000 to the stakes if
the battle can be decided there, and will erect
au ainpitheater and guarantee police protec
tion. At a meeting of the Bench Show Committee
of the Philadelphia Kennel Club held on Tues
day evening it was decided to change the dates
of the spring show from those previously
claimed, in the last week In April, to March 19,
20, 21 and 22. This alteration has been rendered
possible by the decision of the Baltimore Ken
nel Clnb to hold no show this year, they having
previously claimed the dates in March now
t?krn by the Phila'lpliia Kr "nel Clun.
NOT A DOLLAR IN IT.
The Australian Baseball Trip Wasn't
a Great Financial Success.
MORE GLORY MADE THAN BOODLE.
A Love for the Game and Eespect for Its
Pounders Firmly Imbedded.
THE KED, WHITE AND BLUE IN FASHION
AndKtit Tsar an AH-Anstralisn Team Will Eetum
the Boys' Visit.
The trip of American baseball players to
Australia has been a good card for Uncle
Sam, but the expenses have been so large
that Mr. Spalding has made nothing in his
venture. The Australians treated the Yan
kees with distinguished consideration every
where, and, as has been cabled, the audi
ences at all games were very laige. Our
national came caught on in great shape at
the antipodes, and in a year or so we will
be called on to welcome an Australian team
for a series of return games.
Br WIRE FROM SAN FRANCISCO.1
Melbourne, Victoria, Christmas,
1888. Copyright The attitude of British
Australia toward the American game of
baseball is one of the kindliest interest.
There can be no donbt of that. From the
day we sighted the heads of Auckland, New
Zealand, (where as I cabled to The Dis
patch at the time we arrived, on December
9) our progress has been oncof unquestioned
triumph. Al Spalding will fetch away
from the colonies no more American dollars
than he brought hither. The splendid scale
oc which he is conducting his enterprise
forbids, but he has his recompense in the
acknowledged fact that he has achieved a
distinct coup for himself, for his game,, and
for his country.
The red, white and blue are the fashiona
ble colors here just now. The baseball bat
is mightier than the cricket paddle, and the
Americans are the princes of jolly good fel
lows, as nobody can, will, or ought to deny.
It wasn't so a nioqth ago by any means.
There were no more unpopular people in
Australia than the Americans. A Yankee
was known hereabout as the projector of a
wildcat mining scheme or the patentee of a
"notion." He was off color. It is wonder
ful, but it is true, that the 22 boys who
brought their bats across the Pacific Ocean
have been able to knock these foolish no
tions out of the heads of the. colonists, within
the short space of a fortnight.
THE ARRIVAL AT AUCKLAND.
The triumph began at the beginning in
Auckland. We were to have arrived there
on Saturday, December 8. Saturday is a
half holiday out here, and the appointed
day for cricket, football and races and all
sports. There were a score of these events
on for the day of our expected arrival, bnt
they were all postponed in honor of the vis
itors, and everybody was out to see the
Auckland is a city of 50,000 inhabitants.
"We were positively assured that one-quarter
of that number would have been out to the
cricket ground to see the game if we had
arrived. As it was, we didn't come in
until Sunday, and we were unable to play
before Monday afternoon. Even so, the
crowd would have done credit to the Con
gress street grounds, not only in number,
but in appearance and intelligence. In a
word, everybody went who could.
I record one fact in evidence of the popu
lar estimate in New Zealand of the Ameri
can game. The Mayor of Auckland came
to Mr. Spaldmgatthe close of the game and
offered to pay $100 n month to any compe
tent man who would come oyer from" Ameri
ca and instruct the New Zealanders in base
ball, and there is a good job that is still
open to some enterprising American who is
willing to go to one of the most charming
little cities on earth and dwell among peo
ple who have no superiors for intelligence
RECEIYED "WITH OPEN ARMS.
Of these latter qualities we had abundant
evidence. We were met on board the ship
by a committee of citizens who demanded
the right to take us bodily in charge until
we lett A line of vehicles called brakes,
which resembled somewhat a four-in-hand,
were drawn upon the wharf and we were
bundled into these, bag and baggage. The
whole city was ours. Every club stood with
open doors, in every hotel we had bnt to
command. We were driven to the summit
of Mt. Eden an extinct volcano overlook
ing a pastoral fairyland and shown the
fading remnants of an ancient Maori fortifi
cation; to the cricket and racing grounds,
and through miles and miles of the loveliest
and most bewitching tropical scenery on
earth. There was no limit to the generosity
of these people, though they have and I
think they deserve the name of being the
most conservative of all the colonists.
A HARD FIVE-DAY VOYAGE.
From Auckland to Sydney is a tempestu
ous voyage of five days. It is Temembered
by most of the party" with a pregnant sense
of the discomfort of seasickness not that it
is rough in comparison with most voyages
across the Atlantic ocean. There was more
seasickness on board the Alameda in this
five days than in all the rest of the journey
Late in the afternoon of Friday, Decem
ber 14, we sighted the heads of Sydney har
bor (spelled in this benighted land " har
bour, with offensive emphasis on the
superflous TJ ). Sydney is , known
by its harbor. It is the finest
on earth, as is that of CorK or Lisbon or Rio
Jancrio or Now York. But that of Sydney is
the finest of the five at any rate, such is the
gospel of Australia, and let him who denies it
be anathema. No member of the Spalding
party could be convicted of heresy on this
score. We saw the famous harbor at its best
in a glory of sunlight, its natural beauties en
hanced by the presence of a flotilla of yachts,
tugs, femes, steamers and dories sent out to
give us greeting. For half a day the bay hid
been alive with these agreeable signs of wel
come waiting onr arrival.
We took on a delegation of the most enthu
siastic long before we reached the wharf.
Among them were Leigh Lynch, Spalding's
Australian agent, Mr. Griffin, the popular
American consul, and representatives of the
leading cricket associations. Drays were wait
ing on the shore, and we were driven to two
hotels the Oxford and the Grosvenor because
there was no single nostelry in the city large
enough to accommodate the entire party. A
reception at the Oxford was followed by a
theater party in the evening, where there were
more speeches and more greetings.
BELIEVES IN 'WASHINGTON.
An M. P. named O'Connor was the master
spirit at these functions. Mr. O'Connor is an
Irish-Australian who believes that George
Washington was the greatest man ever born,
and who does not scruple to sayso whenever he
can get a listener. He made the remark many,
many times during our stay in Sydney.
This latter was not so long as could have been
wished, and it has already been sufficiently
described by cable to the readers of THE
Our first game was distinguished by the pres
ence of Lord Carrington, Governor of New
South Wales, a jolly good fellow, who was one
of the Prince of Wales' set In England. He
was sent out here to represent the Queen. He
took the boys into his box. and, as usual, be
opened wine on their and his own behalf.
Syaney is & very conservative town, and its con
servatism is of the intensely English type. The
people of Sydney gave us every sort of welcome
that hospitality could suggest, but they did not
embrace the game of baseball with the
arms of approval. The best thing they
could say for it was that it was ''old English
rounders," slightly revised. This heresy John
Ward combatted with tongue and pen, but,
though be may have convinced a few against
their will, they were of the same opinion still.
The papers devoted columns of space to the
game, but all wrote from their fallacious stand
point Some of the wits of the press
turned loose upon us, but they did
very little harm. Sydney wit is En
glish wit, and therefore rather heavy.
ONE TIRED LITTLE JOKE.
The best thing that was said of the game in
Sydney was by a "larrakln" at the station, as
we were lfovin;: Melbourne. ("Larrakln" is
PITTSBUKQ DISPATCH," s
Australian for "hoodlum.") As the baggage
was bemgttaken off the trucks on the platform
the larrakln saw Daly's gripsack, to which was
attached a catcher's mask. "I say. Bill, he
shouted to his mate, "'d'ye mind th' ladies' im
The dear chappie thought It was a bustle.
Melbourne is different. It Is the most Ameri
can ot Australian cities It has fine wide
streets, rectangular blocks, nine-story build
ings, and a dash which makes a Yankee feel
quite at home. We arrived here on Thursday,
alter a 21-hour ride on the best railroad bed
and the worst rolling stock In the world. As at
Sydney, everybody was out to receive us. 1 ne
usual round of greetings from tie Mayor, the
cricketers, and the resident Americans, of
wnom there are a great number, followed. At
the Municipal Hall, where we were entertained
directly we arrived, we saw the third Greatest
organ in the world, and heard from its splendid
pipes and reeds "Yankee Doodle," "Hail Co
lumbia" and "The Star Spangled Banner."
We have thus far played two games in Mel
bourne, and The Dispatch, printed their
scores. Let me add to that that there is a
moral certainty of tuo success of baseball in
this co'ony. A plan is already on foot to make
up a club to send to America. The people are
tired of cricket and in love with baseball.
They think the young men who have come
out from the States to play the Yankee game,
the finest specimen of athletic manhood that
ever visited Australia, and they are convinced
after all that America must be a great country.
Make ready for tho season of 1890 to enter
tain an Australian baseball team in the United
States they'll bo there.
MINISTER PENDLETON EEPOETS.
He Sends an Official Extract, Together With
Some Newspaper Extracts.
Washington, January 24. Dispatches
have been received at the State Department
from Mr. Pendleton, the American Minister
at Berlin in regard to the Samoan question.
Their contents are withheld from publicity,
except some extracts from German news
papers giving accounts of and commenting
upon the fight in which so many Germans
lost their lives. The previous languid tone
of the press in regard to Samoan affairs was
quickened to fever heat by Das Kleine Jour
nal, of Berlin, which says:
According to official reports from Apia of
the 28th of December the landing corps of the
Olga was sent to accompany the German Con
sul to the scene of war of the natives, in conse.
quence of the destruction of German property
and bodily insults to men of the marine while
on leave, the Consul going there for the pur
pose of instituting a disarmament. On the
way to the Boilcle nlantation the landing corps
of the Olga was by surprise attacked
by the insurrectionists under the
leadership of the American Kleine. A
landing being thereupon made by the landing
corps of the Olga, the cruiser Adler and the
gunboat Eber, the natives were thrown back
and several of their villages situated on the
coast destroyed. Lieutenant Sieger and 15
men are dea'd and Lieutenants Spengler and
Burchardt, as well as 38 men, are wounded.
A victory, but a costly one. and not one to be
rejoiced over. The German meddling in the
quarrels of Kings Mataafa, Malietoa and
Tamasese has been hailed with rejoicing from
several quarters for the reason that the final
result of the business was expected to be tho
occupation of Samoa by the German Empire.
England and the United States do not, how
ever, agree to such a consummation, and now
we have even lost a number of men in battle
with the despised Islanders.
The other extracts are of the same general
tenor, and indicate clearly the press opinion
that the Germans intended to compel peace on
the islands by disarming the natives. ""
Introdnced In the Senate nnd Honse by State
rSrECIAL TELXQBAM TO TUB DISFATCH.l
Harrisburg, January 24. Among the
bills presented in the Senateo-day were the
To prevent bribery at the election of consta
bles. Making it unlawful to insure, or to solicit in
surance of persons under 16 years, except upon
application to the conrt by a person having
financial interest in insured.
For the erection of morgues by authority of
the commissioners after two grand juries have
recommended their establishment.
To harmonize provisions in the Brooks law
relative to penalties.
Reducing the collateral inheritance tax from
5 per cent to 2 per cent, and forbidding the tax
ing of estates worth less than 51,000.
In the House the following were among
the bills introduced:
Fixing telephone rents at S3 a month or $2 50
each when two or more telephones are rented
by the same individual.
Appropriating S10,OU0 to the Children's Aid
Society of Western Pennsylvania. t
To provide for the maintenance and educa
tion of necessitous children between 6 and 18
years old of the State at its expense: divid
ing the State into the Eastern, Middle and
Western districts; anthority is given to con
tract with the trustees, pi oprietors or princi
pals of Soldiers Orphans' Schools and homes
and of other necessary schools.
To authorize the chartering of associations
of employes and to provide pnnishments for
the fraudulent appropriation or use of their
A NEWSPAPER CHANGES HANDS.
Tho Philadelphia Inquirer Will be Con
trolled by James Elvcrson.
Philadelphia, January 24. Applica
tion for the incorporation of the Inquirer
Publishing Company was filed this after
noon in the office of the Becorder of Becds.
The papers embodying the new proprietor
ship and providing for the distribution of
stock were signed yesterday, and a money
consideration passed. Mr. Elverson, the
publisher of Saturday Night, will have
a controlling interest in the capital stock.
The greater part of the remaining stock is
held by Mr. Harding, the Inquirer's former
James H. Lambert, now of the Press, one
of the stockholders of the organized paper,
will be editor-in-chief, and Charles H.
Haustis, now managing editor of the Times,
will be managing editor. The establish
ment will be entirely refitted, including the
best modern perfecting presses. The new
Inquirer will be a Eepublican paper.
MRS. HARRISON AT NEW I0RK.
Tho Next Lady of the White House Is Stop
pine ot the Glliey.
(SFXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCIII
New York, January 24. Mrs. Benja
min Harrison, the wife of the President
elect, reached Jersey City at 6:52 o'clock to
night on the Chicago limited. She was
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Kee, her daughter and son-in-law. The
party crossed to this city on the Desbrosses
street ferry and were driven to the Gilsey
Mrs. Harrison and Mr. and Mrs. McKee
reached the Gilsev House about 7:30
o'clock. They did not register. Mrs. Har
rison will remain in this citv about two
weeks. Much of the time will be spent in
shopping, but she will not escape social at
tentions. AN OIL CAN EXPLODES.
Two Small Boys Perish In the FIcrco Blnzo
Milwaukee, January 24. By the ex
plosion of a large can of oil to-night at the
Belvidere "Block on Grand avenue, the most
fashionable flat building in the city, John
Clements,' aged 12, was burned to death,
and James, bis brother, aged 14, was so bad
ly burned that he cannot live.
The fire caused a panic among the resi
dents of the block. No one was injured,
and the flames were extinguished with small
loss. The Jwo bop were sous of the en
gineer of the building.
AN EARLT MORNING FIRE.
Flames Doing Great Damage nt Jackson
nnd Not Under Control.
Jackson, Miss., January 25. 1 a. m.
Fire broke out about 1220 this morning in
the principal business part of town. The
stores of Stedman & Co., W. A. Whiting,
Byron Lemly and S. S. Virden are now
burning. Fire not yet under control.
Arizona's Cnpltnl to bo Moved.
Pbescoit, Abiz., January 24. A bill
to remove tlje capital of Arizona from Pres
cott to Phoenix passed the Honse to-day by
a vote ot 14 to 10. The approval of the
Council and Governor is necessary for It to
become a law.
Rheumatism cured free of charge at No.
1102 Carson street, Southside.
FBIDAY, i JANTJABY - 25
BLAINE ASP PLATT
Believed in Indianapolis to be the
Only Necessary Twin Keys to
TEE NEW CABINET SITUATION.
Friends of Both Gentlemen Accused of
Trying to Force Harrison
TO SETTLE THEIR DOUBTS AND FEARS.
The Prtsldent-Elcct Said to Want an Excuse to Snub
Piatt and Blaine.
Fever heat seems to have been reached in
Indianapolis over the Cabinet uncertainties.
Blaine and the New York muddle are yet
believed to be the stumbling blocks in Gen
eral Harrison's way. The friends of both
Blaine and Piatt are accused ot attempting
to force the President-elect to declare
whether their men will be in his official
family. The smaller fry are ,also getting
tSPXCIAI. TTLIGBAM TO THE DISFATCn.l
Indianapolis, January 24. Every
body in Indianapolis, except Benjamin
Harrison, is talking Cabinet, . Never since
election has there been more interest mani
fested by the politicians and people gener
ally here than for a day or two past. This
seems to arise from the idea that the work
of making a Cabinet has been nearly com
plete j, and that definite news about it is
likely to leak out at any time. It is not ex
pected, however, that the news will be
known here first. General Harrison is ex
pected to maintain his policy of silence to
the last, and the earliest information about
the makeup of the Cabinet is expected to
come from the other end of the line. Wash
ington, especially, is looked to as likely to
furnish the best clews, and alter that New
York news is read and watched eagerly.
It is believed that the Blaine question
and the New York question are the twin keys
to the situation, and that when they are set
tled the -whole matter will be arranged in a
few hours. With this idea in view, especial
significance is attached to extracts printed
here to-day from an interview with Mr.
Piatt, which is understood to have been in
the Hew York Tribune this morning.
BEAD BETWEEN THE LINES.
The extract contained that part of the in
terview in which Mr. Piatt gave what he
believed to be the facts as to the messenger
recently sent by' General Harrison to New
York, and this showed so clearly both Mr.
Piatt's lack of anthentic information from
headquarters and his annoyance at the
course which it was alleged that General
Harrison was pursuing, that everyone here
is convinced that Mr. Piatt's nose is very
much out of joint. If he were not very well
satisfied that his chances were almost gone,
it is argued he would not care how many
messengers General Harrison sent, nor
what they reported, and he would, beside,
not have taken the trouble to deny the
Mail and Express story that he had with
drawn from the race for the Cabinet and
have especially affirmed that he was still a
candidate, as the extracts printed here make
him do. In fact, if he had much of an idea
that he was going into the Cabinet, he
would not have been interviewed about it
In the same line is a dispatch from Wash
ington, printed in Cincinnati this morning
over the initials of tho same correspondent,
who has seemed to speak from the inside as
to Mr. Blaine several times since election.
This is headed:
and attacks the President-elect bitterly for
his course in delaying ta.end the uncer
tainty about the Cabinet which, it" alleges,
is demoralizing the ltepublican party and
breeding factional quarrels everywhere. It
accuses the President-elect of conntving at,
it he has not inspired, newspaper attacks
first upon Mr. Blaine and' now upon Mr.
Piatt, with the idea of iilling'off those gen
tlemen as Cabinet possibilities, and alleges
that General Harrison's ears have been open
ever since election for scandalous and
malicious attacks upon Mr. Blaine and Mr.
Flatt in order that he might find an excuse
for ignoring them in selecting his Cabinet.
The dispatch specifies indirectly Commo
dore Bateman, of New York, as one who
has been retailing scandal about Piatt in
General Harrison's ears, and accuses the
Commodore ot having paid John J. O'Brien
5,000 for the privilege of going as a dele
gate to the Chicago Convention. The whole
dispatch is written in a most vindictive
spirit, and is taken here as an opening gun
in the fight of Blaine against Harrison a
sort of warning to the President-elect of
what is to come if Blaine is ignored.
HOOSIEES GETTING IMPATIENT.
The same cry in another form comes from
an entirely different direction, even in his
own Indiana. It seems the statesmen whose
ears have been glued to the telephone to 674
North ' Delaware street ever since election
are getting impatient at the absence of any
remarks from the President-elect, and are
beginning to growl because they are neither
called nor put out of their misery. Friends
of Chairman Huston are particularly an
noyed nt the absence ot any hint from Gen
eral Harrison as to what he proposes to do
with that statesman. Mr. Huston, it is
said, has important business matters de
pending upon the determination of the
question as to what his engagements are
likely to be during the next four years, and
he is so bothered by the silence of the President-elect
that it is given out that he has
even become reckless, and intimates that he
don't care a what General Harrison
does and says; that if the President-elect
waits until the last moment,, and then
tenders a place in the Cabinet, 'he may be
surprised at a blow from where it would be
least expected, with a declination on the
part of Mr. Huston to help him guide the
ship of State for the next four years.
SMALLER FRY ALSO ANXIOUS.
An innumerable host of the smaller fry of
politicians are echoing the complaints of
these three big men who want to be in the
Cabinet, and both verbally and by letter
their view of the matter is being pressed
upon the President-elect. There is no in
dication that he is paying any attention to
the complaints, however. He is personally
more silent than ever before, and he seems
to have detected many of the leaks in his
circle of friends through which information
as to his views has occasionally come out,
and exercises greater discretion even in his
personal confidences. The most significant
thing that has been said by any iriend of
his lately was 10-day, when this matter of
the annoyance of Piatt. Blaine and others at
being kept in doubt, was referred to.
"There is no excuse," this friend said,
"lor these attacks upon the President-elect.
It seems not to occur to these people that
General Harrison may have said nothing to
them because he has nothing to say. By
their complaints and threats not to accept a
place at all because they have not been told
about it soon enough to suit their ideas of
propriety, they are placing themselves in a
position to be "told as the milkmaid told the
gallant: 'Nobody axed you, sir.' "
An American Minister's Bnnqacr.
Vienna, January 24. General Lawton, the
American Minister here, gave a dinnerparty
this evening. Among the. guests were the
Prince of Benss, the German Ambassador and
several other foreign representatives, the
Princess of Beuss, Mr. James R. Roosevelt,
Secretary of the American Legation, and his
wife, and Field Marshal Bodakorskl.
Eddie Gnerln Wnnted In France.
London, January 25. At the request of the
French authorities Eddie Guerin alias George
Graham, an American burglar, has been con
veyed to Lynns from London, bound and
closely guarded. He is accused of stealing
600,000 francs from the Bank of France.
Continued from First Page.
of the fact that that subject is now before
the committee and they are expected to com
municate their views formally to the House
in the shape of a report.
Mr. Hitt, a leading Eepublican member
of the committee, was inclined to take a
peaceful view of the situation. He listened
carefully to the reading of the North Ger
man Gazette article, and then remarked
that he did not notice that it contained any
thing that was untrue. There was a skill
ful play upon words as would be observed
upon reflection. There was no information
in his possession to the effect that United
States and Germany had, by treaty, bound
themselves to preserve Samoan antonemy.
Still, it was evident that while cautiously
written, the article breathed a hostile spirit,
incited, no doubt, by exaggerated accounts
which had reached Berlin, of the feeling in
LACK OP INFORMATION.
"The fact is," said Mr. Hitt, "that we are
suffering for lack of information. The
President relegated the entire subject to
Congress, bnt unfortunately failed to trans
mit a copy of the agreement between the
representatives of the United States, En
gland and Germany. Just what that agree
ment is or how it binds the United States
nobody in Congress knows, but it must be a
very bad agreement under which the present
state of aflairs in Samoa has resulted. So
long as the country knows that the wise men
of both political parties in the Senate have
been fully advised and taken into tho Presi
dent's confidence the people rest in ease. Bnt
they are not disposed to trust too much to the
infallibility of one man, particularly one who
has been so lamentably unlucky in the exercise
of his judgment."
Continuing, Mr. Hitt said that Berlin dis
patch did not add to the information we al
ready possess. Tonchingthe possibility of se
rious trouble resulting from the Samoan affair,
he was disposed to make light of it. Of course,
said he, there cannot for an instant be any
donbt as to the action of the United States if
an attempt is made to mistreat us. But he had
confidence in the strong common sense of the
the leaders on both sides of the sea. After all
a matter of such slight importance could not
reasonably be expected to bring about war be
tween the United States and a natlon.that has
for us the kindest, warmest feelings.
"Even Bismarck," he said, "would not be
likely to push the matter too far, lest be should
lose the moral support of the German people,
who remember with gratltnde the kindly and
effectual aid extended to them in time of trou
ble by the United States, which had resulted
in saving the lives of thousands of German cit
izens in a foreign country. But it is possible,"
said Mr. Hitt, in conclusion, "that If Prince
Bismarck had an idea that he was dealing with
a weak and moribund administration he might
readily fall back upon his old and well-known
policy in order to gratify the passion of the
German people for colonial possessions."
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, talked quite
freely on the suhject. "The details of the
troubles in Samoa," he said, "are matters of
dispute at present, and it would therefore be
premature to discuss the grounds of Germany's
action until we are in full possession of all the
facts. The administration has been active in
asserting our rights in Samoa, and Congress
has shown a strong determination to support
the administration in any action looking to the
preservation of tho independence of the islands
and the protection of American interests there.
I think the steps already taken will prove
adequate to emergency, and 1 am perfectly
satisfied whatever rights we have will be faith
"We have always pursued a conservative
course in respect to these islands, and have al
ways endeavored to maintain their neutrality.
I am confident that we shall maintain whatever
rights we may have in that quarter. The
United States has no colonial policy, and. while
we are of course desirous of keeping our com
merce open with all the world, we do not, like
Germany, desire to extend our national juris
diction. MUST NOT INTEBFERE.
"While there may be some question as to the
capacity of the natives of Samoa to maintain
good government, it is certain that none of the
great maritime powers of the world has any
right to usurp that power to itself. We have
material interest in these islands and shall tol
erate no act on thepart of another powerwhich
will interfere with our free commerce with
Mr. Morgan said that Secretary Bayard had
been very unjustly criticised for his course in
this matter. "As a matter of fact." said Mr.
Morgan, "he has done all that could be done,
and when all the facts are disclosed it will be
found that his policy all through has been dig
nified, positive and trnly American in every re
Senator Frye at first was reluctant to be in
terviewed furtherln regard to Samoan affairs,
but finally consented. " I think," said he, "our
treaty rights are such in Samoa that we cannot
permit the independence of Samoa to be taken
away from her. If Germany can put a Gov
ernor who is nothing but a tool of her own into
power in Samoa they can compel them at once
to give notice to the United States to terminate
all onr treaties, and after notice they would be
terminated in a year. I think the treaties on
the whole taken together do guarantee the in
dependence of Samoa. I think Mr. Bismarck
in all bis dispatches has indictated that this is
his Idea of it."
"Do you regard the situation as very threat
ening?r' "I think the idea of war is as absurd as it
possibly can be."
Senator Uolph said:
"I think the treaty between the United States
and the Samoan Government, which was rati
fied before the treaties between that Govern
ment and Great Britain or Germany, or any
other civilized governments were negotiated,
confers upon us rights and creates to us obliga
tions which are inconsistent with the destruc
tion of the independence and autonomy of the
Samoan Government. I do not believe the
United States should or will quietly permit
that to be done. In the interests of our pres
ent and great prospective commerce in the
Pacific, the independence of the Sandwich and
Samoan islands Bhould be preserved. I do not
think there is any cause for or probability of a
Senator Payne said that he thought it would
be imprudent for him to express any opinion,
as it might embarrass the Government. He
thought it very probable that the publication
might be anthentic expression of the German
opinion of the matter. The subject, however,
ho said was a difficult one, and was nnder inves
tigation by the Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, and as any utterances of a member of
that committee might be regarded in Europe
as of unusual significance he preferred not to
TRUSTING TO HARRISON.
One German Paper Says Wo Are Wrong,
but It Can All be Fixed.
Berlin, January 24. The Cologne
Gazette declares that there is no occasion to
fear that the excellent relations between
Germany and America are in danger of un
dergoing any radical change. It says:
Comparatively little Importance is to be at
tached to the last acts of an American Govern
ment abont to quit office. Under the Presi
dency of Mr. Harrison a complete clearance of
Mr. Cleveland's official staff becomes unavoid
able. Mr. Cleveland's recent steps, therefore,
have lost their importance, and his actions are
in no way binding upon Mr. Harrison. From
tho intelligence received here it is evident that
the American Government treats the Samoan
question in a spirit hostile to Germany and on
a basis of incorrect suppositions.
It is incorrect to speak of a violation by
Germany of actual agreements between the
treaty powers, as no treaty was ever concluded
between Germany, Great Britain and America
in regard to Samoa, while- on the other hand,
such a treatv does exist between Germany and
England. The excitement in America is,
therefore, incomprehensible. Mr. Bayard has
declared that he does not know whether Klein
is an American subject, bnt, nevertheless, he
is responsible for Klein's misdeeds.
THE DEFIAXT UTTERANCE.
BIsmnrck'a Organ Intimates That He Will
Do n Ho Pleases.
Berlin, January 24. The North Ger
man Gazette, Prihce Bismarck's organ,
denies the existence of any treaty preclud
ing any European power from acqniring or
seeking to acquire ascendency in Samoa.
The Gazette also denies that England and
the United States are agreed that the pro
ceedings of the German agent in Samoa are
contrary to the stipulations of the treaties con
cerning Samoa, and are opposed to diplomatic
etiquette, and that those powers have officially
notified the German Government accordingly.
The treaties between Samoa. Germany, Eng
land and the United States, the Gazette further
says, provide that Samoa shall concede to each
treaty power equal rights with any other power,
bnt no treaty regarding the neutrality or inde
pendence of Samoa exists between Germany
and the United States. '
THE ENGLISH IDEA.
Germany's Utterance Is Regnrded as a De
liberate Deflnnce to America.
London, January 24. The article in the
North German Gazette relative to the
treaties regarding Samoa has caused some
wiiat of a commotion in official circles here.
By some persons it is regarded as a deliber
ate defiance to the Washington Government.
GOODBY TO PHELPS.
The Lord Mayor of London Tenders
the United States Minister
A BAKQUET FIT TOR THE GODS.
Mr. Phelps, Highly Honored, Makes a
Bather Remarkable Speech.
LORD SACKYILLE'S MISTAKE EXCUSED.
The British Press Flitters the Man Int Condemns
The banquet tendered to Minister Phelps
by the Lord Mayor of London last evening,
was an elegant affair. Lord Saekville was
conspicuous by his absence, and the London
press thinks that his Lordship should now
have a banquet. Mr. Phelps tossed aside
the Saekville matter in a light and airy
manner that commanded the attention and
applause of all present. The Mansion House
never contained a finer company on any
r BT CABLE TO TUE DISPATCH.
London, January 24. Copyright
The Lord Mayor of London, a temporary
but most high and mighty mightiness, gave
a dinner to-night to Mr. Phelps. The read
ers of this newspaper should have seen
William Black, whose writings they have
read, advance 'to the strains of a large
band and bow to and shake hands
with the Lord Mayor. They should also
have seen the Lord High Chancellor and
Alfred Parsons and the 'Lord Chief Justice
of England and E. A. Abbey and Lord
Boseberry and H. L. Horton and J. Mc
Neil Whistler and 200 or 300 others, all
very distinguished, perform the same bow
ing and handshaking function, the bands
all the while enthusing.
The best idea of the gorgeonsness of this
affair would be conveyed by giving an ac
curate picture of the menials and great men,
especially the former, who surrounded the
Lord Mayor. Dickens, Shakespeare
and Homer all being dead, however,
that is out of the question. The
man who stood for a monthly salary on the
right of the Mayor had a 'horsehair wig.
The man on the left had a brown
fur hat, two or three feet high, several feet
round at the top, and getting smaller
and smaller downward until at last,
at the bottom, it was only the size
of the wearer's head. The man with the
horsehair wig held a mace. No well regu
lated untraveled American can imagine
what a mace is like. It is all gold, and
part of it looks like the upper part of the
leg of a piano.
GOLD GLITTERS ALL AROUND.
Gold was the chief covering of the Lord
Mayor's servants. On an average they were
one-third, taller than the Lord Mayor or
anybody else, and the calves of their legs
recalled the size of the Lord Mayor's chest.
No American need disbelieve the stories
he has read about green fat in the Lord
Mayor's turtle soup. Governor Waller, a real
American, present at this dinner, was given a
fair average in the way of green fat.
He had seven large pieces in
his plate, and would have had
more if be had chosen. He ate all the green
fat, but made no speech. Alma Tadema made
a very brilliant sketch of James R. Osgood, of
Boston, while the Lord Chief Justice was mak
ing bis speech.
It was cheerful to watch Cousin Ben Folsom
take a pull at the loving cup and hand it to a
grizzled Englishman old enough to be the
father of baseball. The loving cups were
solid gold, and as tall and big around as
an ordinary baby. The Lord Mayor and
Mr. Phelps and the Lord High Chancellor,
whose height, by the way, barely exceeds five
leet, all drank out of the same cup, and a lot of
lords did so after them, and rows of plain
misters did so after the lords.
Some people tip in the gallery either sang o;
played "God Save the Queen." or other tunes,
nearly'all the time. There were a great many
kinds of wine, the port, as is customary, being
older than anyone else present. Mr. bargent,
the American artist, was the best looking man
present. Sir Richard Temple was the plainest,
though be wore the most decorations.
SPEEdllES 'WITHOUT END.
There were endless speeches, some of which
are still going on." JFroin the French language
ono can easily supply a word which gives a fair
idea of all the talknamely, banal.
As regards Queen Victoria, Mr.Phelp3 al
lowed that all Englishmen loved and all Amer
icans honored her. The United States of
America, he thought, had been fitly described
by an English writer, as Greater Britain. Mr.
Robinson, the editor of the Daily Ai'ews,
thought privately that the writer quoted. Sir
Charles Dilke, to-wit, meant by Greater Britain
the English colonies, among which New York
and other United States no longer figure.
Regarding the Saekville matter Mr. Phelps
advanced the theory that everyone was apt to
make a mistake. He didn't specify whether
in that particular cue a mistake had been made
by Lord Salisbury, President Cleveland, Saek
ville himself, or divine providence, but laid
down this principle: That the man who never
makes a mistake never makes anything. The
crowd laughed unroariously, thus proving once
more the disposition of Englishmen to be
friendly toward America.
There were present at this dinner more ac
knowledged great men than havo ever at
tended a Lord Mayor's banquet, and this goes
to prove that Mr. Phelps has obtained a very
great hold on English society and England's
great men such a hold as need not be hoped
for by an American of real American individu
ality, any envoy who may be a representative,
at the same time, of thii country and of his
WHAT THE PAPERS SAT.
The comments of tho English papers on the
banquet are well worth perusing. The iSfantf
ard thinks that a banquet ought to have been
given to Lord Saekville. It heart
ily approves such a demonstration to
Phelps, the man, bnt it is not
equally sure that the demonstration was appro
priate to Phelps, the Minister. '-Our diplo
matic relations with America are altogether
out of gear. Mr. Phelps certainly had some
hand in bringing about this undesirable situa
tion. Such a banqnet Is generally understood
to be a mark of confidence in and esteem
for diplomats in their public capacity,
and to indicate on the part of this
great city a sense of the amicable relations be
tween our country and their own. It cannot
certainly be said that America at the present
moment stands to us in that position. If the
banqnet to Mr. Phelps should tend to foster
the idea that any number of the English really
think It does, then we repeat that It is a mis
take very much to be lamented." Continuing
in this same strain, it says: "Mr. Phelps cast
odious and unfounded imputations on Lord
Saekville, and has shown himself
IGNORANT OR CARELESS "1 1
of international laws. It is extremely undesir
able that England should get credit for being
too willing to offer her cheek to the smiter too
often. We have nothing to say that can be
disagreeable to Mr. Phelps personally, bnt the
recent action of the American Government
seems to us to render the banqnet inopportune
if not indecorous."
The Times says : "The demonstration was a
remarkable one. Seldom has a more repre
sentative gathering been seen at the Mansion
House. For lightness of touch, combined with
solidity of substance: for sympathetic tact,
judicious reserve, manly warmth of feeling,
felicity and artistic expression. the brief speech
made bv Mr. Phelps has been rarely excelled."
Tho .Post says: "It is Jiot without a certain
pride in the calm strength of English public
sentiment that we find most ample recognition
universally accorded to the representative of
America and bis honorable career In our
Tho Daily News regrets the absence of Lord
Salisbury from the Phelps banquet, and says:
"A friendship which has survived Saekville
and Chamberlain must be proof against any
attack which time is likely to have in store."
The Post says: The speech of Mr. Phelps was
remarkable alike for its earnestness and sin
cerity. He bears with bim the cordial and uni
versal good wishes of England.
HOT TIMES IN IRELAND,
Av Priest Is Arraigned nnd the Crowd
Kills B Policeman.
Dublin, January 24. Father McCarthy,
who is charged with inciting boycotting,
was arraigned for trial at Clonakilty to
day. The hearine was adjourned.
The large crowd which had gathered about
the Courthouse was charged by a force of 200
policemen, and many persons were injured by
batons and bayonets. The crowd used stones
and bottles against the police, 13 of whom were
injured. One of the wounded policemen will
probably die, and three others are In a danger
0'BEIES'S TEIAL CAUSES A EI0T.
He Is Escorted to Court by 20,000 Persons,
Who Aid Him to Escape.
Dublin, January 24. The trial of Mr.
"William O'Brien on the charge of con
spiracy began to-day at Carrick-on-Snir,
County Tipperary. The Government had Is
sued a proclamation forbidding any demonstra
tion welcoming Mr. O'Brien, but despite this
action, 20,000 persons gathered around the)
Court House. Six hundred policemen charged
the crowd, using their batons freely, but were)
unable to disperse the gathering. As Mr.
O'Brien entered the Court House he waa
greeted with vociferous cheers.
when the cases of Mr. James Liwrence Ca
rew, M. P. for North Kildare. and Mr- Dennis
Kill bride. M. P. for South Kerry, who are
charged with offenses under the Crimes act,
were called in the court at Kildare to-day.
the accused failed to answer. Warrants for
their arrest were issued.
When the case for the Crown had been pre
sented, Mr. Healy. on behalf of the defendant,
applied for subpsnas for Lord Salisbury and
Mr. Balfonr. both of whom, he asserted, had
made speeches similar to those of Mr. O'Brien.
The Court refused to issue the desired
subpoenas. The spectators in the courtroom
received this decision with murmurs, and tha
magistrates ordered the galleries to b cleared.
While this was being done Mr. O'Brien ex
claimed, "I'll clear out also." and started for
the door. Tho Magistrates shouted "Stop
him." and a Constable grabbed Mr. O'Brien.
After a sharp struggle O'Brien, with the aid of
some of the spectators, managed to reach the
street with no worse damage than a torn coat.
An immense crowd escorted Mr. O'Brien
through the town. The police nsed their
batons withoutmercy upon the people, who re
sponded with stones and sticks. Snrlngths
melee Mr. O'Brien was struck violently in tha
breast with a rifle stock. Scores of persons
The court Issued a warrant for the arrest of
Mr. O'Brien and then adjourned. Police, with
fixed bayonets, are patroling the streets of the
Twenty persons received bayonet thrusts and
some of them were dangerously wounded. Aa
least 40 others were more or less seriously in
jured bv the batons of the police
Mr. O'Brien's location is not known. It is
thought he will not appear in court to-morrow.
PATOEABLE TO PARNELL.
A Times Witness Acknowledges Agrarian
Crimes Have Decreased in Ireland.
BT CABLE TO TBI DISFATCH.l
London, January 24. Copyright Tha
proceedings in the Commission Court were
very dull to-day and the evidence unimport
ant. Magistrate Slack said all he well could
against the League, but in the cross-examination
agreed that agrarian crime had greatly di
minished since 1S7D, and made other admissions
which rendered his evidence practically value
less to the Times.
The whole of the afternoon was occupied
with the reading or the musty speeches of Par
nell. Biggar and other leaders. Some of them
were delivered eight to ten years ago.
A Drop In the Copper Marker.
fBT CABLI TO Till DISFATCK.1
London, January 24. ft wa3 reported to-day,
at the Metal Exchange, where lately tho
brokers have refused to sell copper to the ring
brokers except for cash, that cash copper was
offered 4 below the figures of tho ring sup
porting the price and found no buyers. The
stock market argues increased weakness, and
coupled with Paris selling tintos, declined 1 to
22 12s 3d.
For Western PennsyU
vania and West Vir
weather, with rain,
nearly stationary tern
vwrnttLTe. and rariabla
Wil? 131 winds.
Pittsburg. January 24. 1859.
The United States Signal Service officer in
this city lurnisnes tno louomns.
70 A- V 44
I0.-OOA. M 47
Mean temp 41
Maximum temD.... 43
1:00 F. M
Minimum temp..... 33
4:00 F.M 43
7:00F. M 43
10:00 F. M 33
KlTerat3F.il., 4,5 f&ot. a fall or 0.4 feet In CM
list 21 hoars.
rSFXCIAI. TBLIOKAJI TO THS DISPATCH.1
Warken River 1 foot 8-10 inches and fall
ing. Weather fair and mild.
Morqantowh River 5 feet 3 Inches and
stationary. Weather rainy. Thermometer 48
at 4 P. 31.
Brownsville River 6 feet 2 inches and sta
tionary. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 40 at
Poor, Foolish Men.
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