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Opinions on the Collapse of
the Indianapolis Club.
BKUSH WILL HOLD (WTO IT.
Eemarkable Decline of Public Box
ing and Sparring Exhibitions.
PUGILISTS CAUSE TfiEIEOWN EOT.
Gossip Concerning Sullivan's Befusal to
GENERAL SPORTIKG NEWS OP THE DAY
Baseball cranks throughout the country
may thank Indianapolis for infusing a little
life into what was a monotonous state of
things. Had the Hoosiers not come to the
front with a piece of sensational news there
realiy would have been nothing connected
with the national came worth talking about.
The Hoosiers have set us all a-talking and I
dare say we all feel much obliged. In the
talk and comment which followed the an
nouncement that the Indianapolis club had
collapsed some of the most ridiculous
statements were made. Some people gave it
out as a fact that either Cmcinnatior Brooklyn
would take the place ot the Hoosiers: another
Darty. a wiseacre by the way, stated that such
a notion was absurd, but be added tbat Buffalo
would be the successor, evidently forgetting
that Buffalo, like the other cities named, had
joined an association, and that to desert it to
join another would cause more trouble than
ever. And so the stories and rumors went on,
very few people having the opinion tbat the
Indianapolis collapse was alittlc game of treezc
out. That the whole affair was a plan to get
rid of some undesirable stockholders was ap
parent from the beginning. The Dispatch
has maintained this view from the first of the
trouble, and the facts of the case now show
clearly that the opinion was a correct one.
There is no doubt whatever about Indian
apolis remaining in the League for this year at
least. Presideut Brush, in all likelihood, will
continue as president; that is, he will probably
be elected to that position by the new direc
tors. That the syndicate of which he is a mem
ber will secure the franchise there seems no
doubt, and when the season arrives things will
go along just as if nothing had happened. It
perhaps would not be wide of the mark to say
that President Young and the League Direc
tors have known all along what was going on
at Indianapolis and what the result would be.
The League "magnates" are without doubt
very shrewd men; "hey seem to let
on the maxim ol not allowing your left
hand to know what your right hand is
doing Certainly the world never gets to know
one-half of w hat the "magnates" do in the way
of League business. They are, indeed, sly peo
ple. These thoughts, however, prompt me to
venture rhe opinion that the magnates knew
all about it and that the programme has been
cut and dried for a long time. Had this not
been the case, deuend upon it President Young
and others would have viewed the matter with
much more concern than tbey have done.
There was general surprise caused by the an
nouncement in this paper of the fact that the
trip of trie Australian baseball teams has not
been a financial success. I confess that I
timed that surprise as much as anybody, be
cause we had all been led to be
lieve that money was rolling in so
fast to Spalding that a freight train was
necessary to carry it. Reports came from the
other side to the effect that 10,000 people saw
this game, and that an attendance of 20,000 was
no extraordinary thing. Surely if the attend
ance was anything like the figures stated it
would be hard to conceive how all the receipts
could be spent. One thing is certain, that if
the trip in Australia nas not a financial suc
cess, the visit to Kg pt and Europe will reduce
Mr. Spalding's bank account considerably.
However, outside the financial features of the
great enterprise, the trip mil be a tremendous
succes, and Mr. Spalding deserves the sympa
thy and good wishes of every American who
desires the advancement of the national game.
During the last few days the theme of con
versation among local sporting men has been
the new poolselling bill; that is, the bill pub
lished in The Dispatch a few days ago. I
don't think that the people interested in the
bill are as anxious to have it introduced as
they are to have its leading principle incorpor
ated into the Richmond bill. The latter con
fines pool selling to race tracks and is likely to
become law. The chief object of the new bill
is to allow pool sel ing in licensed rooms. Cer
tainly, as far as logic is concerned, the demand
of the poolroom people is just as fair as race
track associations. If it is right to sell pools
at Exposition Park or Homewood it cannot be
wrong to sell them in a licensed building on
Diamond street. Of course taking the new
bill per se it would never become law in its
.present shape. There aie inequalities in it
tbat would not be tolerated, but 1 am informed
that the great object is to have its leading
principle adopted in the Richmond bilL Strong
effort will be made to accomplish this. It is a
pit t'-ata wrong impression has been given
rega. inc the new bilk It does not propose to
freeze anybody out of the business, but certain
ly give c en body an equal chance to get
One of the important pugilistic events of the
week has been the 15-round contest between
Jim Fell and Patsy Cardiff. It has been im
portant in more ways than one and its general
effect will probably be more significant than
the contest itself. As a result of the encounter
boxing, fighting and anything like pugilistic
contests are to be prohibited in Minneapolis
and vicinity. This will close up one more of
the few remaining places open for the boxers.
The cause of this action on the part of the
Minnesota Legislature is the fearfnl row"
that followed the contest in the rink. It is
stated that one or two men was nearly killed
berore the disturbance were quelled. Of
course, few people can expect police authori
ties either in Minneapolis or elsewhere to per
mit any such violation or the public peace,
and if glove fights or any others are the causes
it Is a certain fact that thc.se causes will be
The pugilists of this country are fast killing
the goose that lays the golden eggs. Not long
ago almost every large city in the country was
offering big sums for the services of fistic
champions, real or alleged. Any kind of a
youngster who could put his hands tip could
command from $50 to $75 per week. The
"stars." that is the great gladiators of the ring
I should say, could almost command 99 per
cent of the gate receipts. It was, indeed, some
thing more important to be a "star"
bruiser than to be a Cabinet Minister. In fact
the latter often considered it an honor to be
introduced to the great thumpers of the age.
Money and glory the thumpers had in galore;
they drank wine like water, were invited guests
at all kinds of midnight carousals; in short,
they were the "lions" of the day. However, a
change has come over the scene, and many who
had handfuls of SoO-bills now are prominent
figures at free lunch counters. Indeed, a fam
ine has come o'er the land and another Ring
has sprung up who knows not Jacob, or at least
Well, this change has entirely been brought
about by the boxers themselves. Two main feat
ures seem to have prompted or caused tie
change, vis the noise and blowinc of the pu
gilists themselves and the occurrences such as
tbat which took place at Minneapolis during
the week. Two or three weeks ago I referred
to this matter when Mitchell and Kilrain were
being so warrmy received at various places.
The public feeling caused by the strong public
talk of these men and others was
such that the public peace was
jeopardized when tbey appeared on
any stage. Mitchell, of course, only contrib
uted his share of the noise which led to the
outburst of feeling of partisans. He only pub
licly called somebody a coward after somebody
else bad called him something worse. To be
sure all this was done for advertising purposes,
but mob feelings were aroused, and the ad
mirers of the respective champions came in
contact with each other and blood was some
times shed. This, more than anything else,
has caused a veto to be pu u boxing contes ts
throughout many of the 8tateanu this veto
was not partially applied. Jack Dempsey can
not publicly appear at any place where Mitch
ell's presence is denied. Altogether it is safe to
say that It will be a long time before there is
such a boom In boxing as there has been dur
ing these last two or three years.
There is another thing that I want to cay
about tbe Fell-Cardiff affair. It seems to me
that there was every reason for a "row." Fell's
friends claimed that he was more of a winner
than Cardiff, but the referee decided in favor
of Cardiff. The latter was in his own city, and
that may have been a feature of influence.
At any rate some good authorities claim that
Fell had the best of the contest from beginning
to end. Certainly the telegraphic reports of
tue affair seem to plainly say that Fell was the
better man. Now when international fair play
is so much talked about I wish to draw atten
tion to the fact that Fell, who is, I think, a
North of England man, has probably been tbe
victim ot more unfair dealing than any other
gugilist in the country. On the other hand,
ardiff has been one of the most fortunate
kind. It was his head, it will be remembered,
over which Sullivan brrke his wrist. That was
a lucky break for Cardiff. Without going into
details, it may be said that Cardiff is one of the
modern stage boxers, and Fell might have done
better than meet Cardiff at the latter's home.
Dominick McCaffrey has once more given
out to tbe world tbat he wants to fight any
body, under any rules, any number of
rounds r to a finish. This is so sweeping and
so bold that it seems very much unlike the
mild-tempered McCaffrey. Of course he has
been unfortunate lately, and he must pull him
self together and do something. However,
whether or not his challenge or statement
means absolute business remains to be seen.
While I do not think he could defeat anybody
in the country in a flcht to a finish, it is safe to
say that ho would make a very hot argument.
His only hope for an engagement is to meet
Dempsey at the Athletic Club in 'Frisco.
Dempsey is willing, but the longer the contest
is deferred the better it will be for McCaffrey.
The "Nonpareil," if all accounts are correct, is
living at quite a lively pace, and the pace is the
thing that kills.
J. L. Sullivan in referring to the reports
about his drinking, states that the reports are
not worth denying, and accordingly he does
not deny them. One would think that if they
were not worth denyins there were certainly
not worth noticing. Sullivan, however,
makes a very pertinent remark to the effect
that while Kilrain, Mitchell and others can go
"howling round drunk," not a word is said
about them. I will venture to add tbe opinion
that the world would not be one whit the
worse if no notice was paid to any of the lot
whether drunk or sober. There is a feature of
absolute ridiculousness in this following
fighters, ball players, etc., round from corner
to corner and from alley to alley. It is moro
than hero worship; it is a system of espionage
prompted by the meanest spirit. I venture to
say that that the public does not care whether
Pug Smith takes three drinks or four; or
whether Pitcher Jones goes to the hotel byway
of a dark alley or a leading thoroughfare.
Joe McAuIiffe, the big pugilist of San Fran
cisco, is coming East to try his fortune against
the big men. He comes as a defeated manand
that may make a great difference to his recep
tion. However, Icannot very well see how any
of the Eastern champions can conscientiously
contest against him. Certainly Sullivan and
Kilrain w ill never think of meeting him. These
two worthies have given us to understand that
they are very careful about their social stand
ing and that their moral feelings revolt against
meeting a negro. McAulifie has had a battle
with a negro and according to algebraic calcu
lations meeting McAuIiffe will bo equal to
meetine Peter Jackson. It really is a pity that
either Sullivan or anybody else should allow
race prejudices to operate so stronglv. Cer
tainly tbeie have been colored men who up
held "the honor and glory of the prize ring
when it was free from all the scheming and
trickeries of to-day; colored men have gone to
the front in times when it took courage,
science and endurance to win a battle; when
nothing but hard, rough men were fighters, and
not boxing schemers for public dollars. In
short, there have been colored men who have
left behind them pugilistic records worth all
those of Sullivan, Kilrain. Mitchell and Killen
put together. This is not a matter of opinion,
but a fact of history. If it is not sacrilegious
to quote a poet like Cowper in a sporting re
view, he says:
Fleecy locks and dark complexion
Cannot forfeit nature's claim;
Skins may differ, butafiectlon
Dwells in black and white tbe same.
Besides affection we may add a knowledge of
pugilistic science, together with other things.
It may be entertaining to make a paragraph
concerning the boat rowers, although little or
nothing has been done in aquatics during the
week. Gaudaur and O'Connor are now both in
'Frisco getting ready for their race on March
1. Regarding this face. I repeat that it is a
gate-money affair pure and simple. Teemeris
yet undecided regarding whether or sot he will
It may be that tbe Britishers will soon get
another sculler to tackle the big men of this
continent and Australia. I see that young
George Norvell, of Neweastle-on-Tyne, de
feated George Bubear quite easily in a half
mile race lately. We all know Bubear, of
course, and tke less said about him perhaps the
Detter. As a rower he was merely third-class
when here. Norvell. however, is one of the
promising kind, so I am informed. He is a
speedier rower than Carr, that exploded phe
nomenon, who intended to pulverize everbody.
It will be interesting if Norvell does blossom
into a first-class, so that old Father Tyne can
once more be represented in the big aquatic
contests of the world. Pkixgle.
Interesting Consular Report Abont the
Thoronubbreds and the Trotters.
The following is taken from the report of
Consul G. W. Griffin, located at Sydney:
The race horses of Australia have for many
years been justly celebrated for their speed,
and there is perhaps no other country in the
world where so much capital is invested In
racing in proportion to population as in Aus
tralia. The fastest time ever made in the colonies-was
at the last Melbourne Cup, the 2d of
November, 18S7 (on the twenty-seventh anni
versary of that great racing carnival), when
Dunlop made the 2 miles in 3:28. Dunlop was
bred at the stud farm of Sir Thomas Elder, in
South Australia. Tbe sire of Dunlop was tbe
celebrated NeckcrFgat from Eta (Imported) by
Parmeaean from Queen Lily.
Eighteen horses were entered for the Mel
bourne enp, the smallest number since 1S74,
butwbatwas lacking iu numbers was more
than offset by the superior quality of the ani
mals. Silvermine and Australian Peer were
the favorites. The former won the Melbourne
stakes and tbe latter the Derby on tbe day
previous. Very few thought that Dunlop
would win, and the betting was 20 to 1 against
him; in fact, he was tbe dark horse in the race.
Alter the start be soon showed the mettle that
was in Him. He was, however, hard pressed by
the Australian Peer and Silvermine. Just be
fore the close it looked as If thev would dis
tance him tar in tbe contest, but Dunlop was
reserving his strength, and with a wonderful
flight of speed passed the others, winning the
cup easily by a length and three-quarters. The
Australian Peer beat Silvermine by a short
length for second place, while Niagara was
fourth with his head on Silvermine's quarter:
then came at intervals Abercorn, Recali, Oak
leich, Algerian. Remus, Silver Prince (a mag
nificent New Zealand-bred horse), Cranbrook,
Tranter, Pabeka and the Charmer. Sardns,
the other competing horse, did not finish "the
course, being distanced early In tbe race.
Very little attention has been paid heretofore
to tbe training of roadsters in Australia. Tbe
taste of the people, however, is now changing
in that respect. The trotting matches at
Elsternwick Park, near Melbourne, and those
of the Sydney Park Driving Club, at the Agri
cultural Grounds, near Sydney, are daily be-,
coming more and more popular, and it is said
that this sport isalsobccomingpopularat'Ade
laide and other cities in Australia. This
should be very gratifying to tbe public inas
much as the sport of trotting leads to some
thing of a direct practical value. The race
horse, strictly speaking, is of little use or inter
est, except to the turfmen, and is seldom
seen off the race track, while tbe trotter is
not only a useful animal in the buggy and car
riage, but is a fascinating sight on the road,
giving pleasure and recreation to thousands in
every -day life. Among those to whom credit
is due for encouraging; the sport of trotting in
Australia are Dr. Weir, of Melbourne: the
Hon. James Miller and Dr. George F. Slate, of
Sydney, and Mr. Andrew Towns, of Hobart
ville. The last named gentleman purchased
in the United States tbe celebrated stallion
Contractor. Mr. Towns also purchased for
Australia Honesty the Child Harold. The lat
ter is by Harold, the sire of Maud S. Dr. Slate
has recently imported from America the fine
stallion Doncaster and several valuable mares
for breeding. It was through the influence of
Dr. Slate that Mr. F. B. Baldwin, of Now York,
visitea the colonies. Mr. Baldwin first intro
duced here tbe modern method of booting
and driving, and the method has become so
popular that almost every horse on
the track is now provided with boots. Dr. Slate
is the owner of Heron, one of the fastest trot
ters in Australia. Heron is full brother to Belle
Hamlin, for which Mr. C. J. Hamlin refused
the sum of 30.000. Belle Hamlin's record for
one mile is 2:13. The centennial champion
prize for the best colonial-bred trotting stallion
was won by Burlington, owned by Mr. A. L.
Faithful, or this colony. This valuable hore
was secured to New South Wales through the
visit of Mr. E. R. Deane to the United States
in 1S84. Mr. Deane traveled from Maine to
California in search of suitable horses, and
finally purchased two mares with foal by Bob
Mason, whose sire was Echo, son of Rysdyke's
Hambletonian. The result of the purchase
was Burlington and a filly, both foaled in New
South Wales in Jnne. 1SS5. Burlington is a
magnificent horse for his age) a perfect picture
of strength and symmetry.
Jim Duukerly, big, good-natured and whole
souled Jim, called at this office list evening
ana stated tbat he is prepared to wrestle the
winner of the Erie -catch-as-catcb-can match
f or 1 100 a side. Dunkerlycan always find the
money, even though he loses it.
Pictures and Pedigrees of Canines
That Will be Here.
AMERICAN HORSES IN AUSTRALIA.
Ed Berry Offers to Fight Either Nlkirk or
INTERESTING NEWS ABOUT PUGILISTS.
Spalding's Ball Players Male a Tie Game at
Pittsburgers who have any- affection at
all for docs will have an opportunity next
week ot seeing all sorts and conditions of
them as far as the championship or iront
rank classes are concerned. Of course the
same remark applies to every dog fancier
who desires to see the champions anil who
can possibly get to Pittsburg. Without
doubt the show, which opens at
the Grand Central Sink and
which will last until Friday,
will afford opportunity lor seeing some of the
best canines in America to-day. The entries
have reached a figure far beyond anything that
was expected. Nearly 30 entries have been re
fused, which shows that the dirtctors of the
show are not out for quantity, and in this in
stance they will certainly get a very big share
of it. The rink will be thoroughly fixed for the
show before to-morrow evening arrives. Prof.
Parker, with his extraordinary troupe of per
forming dogs will be here, and just as snreas
the show commences on Tuesday, so certain
will it be that one of the best of Pittsburg dog
shows is being held.
LOTS OF CHAMPIONS.
There will be dozens of champions exhibited
and represented through their stock. It would
be impossible to find space for pictures of all
the famous dogs that will be exhibited here,
directly or by progeny, but we give four good
pictures of dogs that are known among all
American dog fanciers.
Among the list of beagles to be seen next
week will be three of the greatest champions
in America. One noticeable feature about tho
beagle exhibits is that most of them are from
stock owned by Mr. A.C. Krueger, the efficient
superintendent of the show, and who stands
foremost among the beagle breeders of the
country, he having an excellent kennel of
these little hounds at his home, Wrightsville,
York county. Pa. Above is given an illustra
tion of one of bis many good dogs.
THE SAGACIOUS COLLIES.
Collie dogs are always pretty to look at.
Some people can almost talk to the collie and
get satisfactory responses. Undoubtedly the
collie is a sagacious animal. Probably somo of
the best stories that one could read are con
nected with the shepherd's dog the collie. As
old-timers say: "They are as wise as Chris
tians." A good picture of one of the best in
America is here given that of Rutland.
A most excellent picture of J. F. Smith's St.
Bernard "Save" is also given. The picture is
undoubtedly one of the best. The St. Bernards
are the dogs tbat all of us have read about
when we were children, in connection with in
teresting stones wherein somebody was rescued
from snow storms by a dog.
J. F. Smith's "Save."
A pictnre of Ilford Caution is also given
above. Caution is one of tbe best of his class
and is known at any show.
THE CHAMPION' BROWNS.
Ton der Abe Won't Think of Joining the
St. Louis, January 26. The League cranks
of this city, and there are a bost of them, have
been yelling themselves hoarse during the past
few days, trying to scare Von der Abe into
abandoning the ranks of the Association and
hurrying across the line into the camp of the
'League, with all his impediments, his plunder
of several campaigns and his trusty followers.
But the army muje stuck in the mud with a
loaded wagon would typify alactrity itself
alongside of Von der Ahe's calm determina
tion to stay exactly where he Is and not be
goaded into doing anything rash or that in
volved the expenditure of any money.
Regardless of tbe fact that be has signed bnt
two players thus far, Commlskey and Latham,
Von der Abo has. arranged several series of pre
liminary games. The Pittsburg club Is to plav
three games here; Cleveland, three; St. Jo's, of
tbe Western Association, three, and Kansas
City, of the American Association, three. Von
der Abe has been trying to bluff his pitchers
into sicning by pretending to be In negotiation
with Dooms, of the Newark club; but Hudson
maintains a bold front at Chicago, which he
can well afford to do, seeing that be is reported
to be worth $20,000. On the other hand. Von
der Abe claims to be utterly unconcerned, and
insists that bis players will be glad to come up
and sign at the proper time.
McClelland Outruns Ridge.
The 12-mile race run at Braddock last night,
between Joe Ridge, of this place, -and C. E.
McClelland, of tbe Sonthslde, was won by the
latter by two laps. James McKee, of "Walls-I
Station, acted as referee. He started the men
at 9:11, and McClelland crossed tbe winning
line at 1021. The race was an exciting one.
Ridge proving in his first race that he is a good
one and plucky to the last. During the race he
fell several times, and his frients attribute his
defeat to -this. About 200 persons were pres
ent, Patrick Ridge, a brother of the little fel
low, says be will immediately challenge
.McClelland for another go in behalf ef his
brother for tbe stakes, $2-50. During all tbe
race McClelland showed great speed.
.The Swimming School.
Mailers have progressed so far in the nata
torlnS project that an application for a charter
of incorporation has been prepared. A meet
ing or tne directors win ia&e piace to-morrow
(Monday) afternoon and definite plans of ac
tion agreed on.
THE PITTSBURG-' ' -DISPATCH
KNOCKED OUT OF THE BOX.
The Indianapolis Bnaebnll Clnb In Great
IFPECIAI. TILKQBAM IO Till DISPCH.l
Indianapolis, January 28. A detailed
statement has been prepared by tbe baseball
club management and will be sent to all stock
holders, creditors, and all interested in the
matter. Financial operations are all set out at
length, and the balance on the wrong
side amounts to $19,250. Four members ot
the Board of Directors are under bond to the
National League In the sum of $5,000 for a
faithful performance of constitutional coven
ants, any default to cause a forfeiture of said
bond and all installments previously paid into
the League guarantee fund. The club had
reached a point where it could no longer
comply with the League requirements, and In
addition to the annoyance of fighting creditors
in court, they didn't feel called upon to hazard
their bond and Impair the club securities.
W. F. Piel, one of the subscribers to the
guarantee fund, to-dav served formal notice on
Henry Coburn, one of the trustees of the fund,
that he would hold tbem Ithe trusteos) re
sponsible for the full amount of his claim. Mr.
Piel further stated that he wonWspeni the
amouut of his claim in legal proceedings to
establish his rights m the courts. Other
guarantors, it is understood, will take similar
action. A movement is also in progress among
certain stockholders to bring proceedings to
establish their rights.
Joseph Schwabacher, interviewed as a heavy
stockholder In the Indianapolis Baseball Club,
is quoted as saying that beknew of "the game
the seven directors were playing to freeze out
the stockholders lone ago, and that it will be
big money In the directors' pockets and others
on tho inside, when the franchise is sold."
PREPARING FOR THE FAIR.
Extensive Arrangements Made for the
Mahoning Valley Races.
tRriCIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISFA.TCH.1
Yotjngstown, O., January 26. The annual
meeting.or the Mahoning and Shenango Valley
Fair Association was held at Yougstown. O.,
January 7, and the following directors were
elected: C. H. Andrews, John A. Logan, Jr.,
W. A. Beecher, G. M. McKelvey, Thomas Guy,
Millard Jacobs, Silas Shook. J. S. Price, Thos.
Kinsman, W. N. Asnbaugh and S. D. L. Jack
son. The board organized by electing John A.
Logan. Jr., President: G. M. McKelvey, Vice
President: S. D. L. Jackson, Secretary; W. N.
Ashbaugb, Treasurer. The coming fair will bo
held at Voungstown for five days, commencing
September 2, 188S, and promises to be the
greatest event of the kind ever held in the Ma
houing valley, as extensive arrangements are
now being made in that direction. The lair
last year was a great success, even though em
barrassed by Inclement weather. This year the
premium list will be completely revised and
The Team for the Tii-Stnte Lenguo Se
lected and Pittsbursers Left Ont.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUE DISPATCH. 1
Canton, O., January 28. Canton's new
Baseball Association is now ready for the new
Tri-State League, the meeting to organize
which will be held here Tuesday. Manager
Harrington to-day officially announced the
following as Canton's team, which differs
materially from all previous reports and omits
the names of Hutchinson for left field and
Nightingale for second base, both of whom are
Pittsburg boys, and were thought surely
signed for this place.
Pitchers, Borcbers, Russell and Crandall;
Catchers. Doyle and Calhoun;8hortstop, Frost;
First Base, Charles Van Haltren. brother of
Pitcher Van Haltren, of Chicago; Second
Base. Kennedy; Third Base, Briskey; Center
Field, Lewis; Right Field, Ryn. The pitchers
will alternate in left field.
Wharton's Offer Is Open Yet.
Somebody has come to the conclusion that
Wharton is only a "common runner" and that
Ranson, winner of a late Sheffield handicap, is
a very fast man, and that Rauson is coming to
America to make lots of money. The first
question is, why con't Ranson run Wharton a
match? Certainly, if Ranson will run and beat
Wharton on even terms there are lots of sov
ereigns for Ranson. The latter, however, won't
beat Wharton this year, becauso he won't run
him. Wharton's offer to run anybody in the
world is still open. If he is a common man it
would seem something easy for Harry Bethune
or Kit Kettleman to tackle him.
Enslon Is Kicking.
Easton, Pa., January 26. The decision of
the Central League ousting Easton does not
disturb the equanimity of the baseball leader
here. It is quite probable, however, that the
club will appeal to the courts to establish its
rights and recover its franchise. The suit for
tbe $500 will be pushed to the end. Three men
in Easton are willing to give $500 each to a club
the coming season. It is probable as much
more will be raised ere long, and then the
necessary funds will be on hand to start. Tbe
best posted say that Easton sank $7,000 last
Swarlwood in Line.
Ed Swartwood will be manager of the Hamil
ton club, of tbe International League, this year.
The genial Ed has received a telegram from
Mr. Dixon, of the club, informing him that he
(Swartwood) is expected to be manager of the
team. Swartwood will accept tbe engagement,
and it is satisfactory to all parties concerned to
know that Hamilton will be under the care of
a very able and honest man. Swartwood will
probably take Pete McShannic to play third
Berry is in Line.
During the last few days there has been some
talk about a battle between Harry Nikirk and
Tom Delehanty. The former, however, does
not care to tackle Delehanty. Ed. Berry's
friends now come to the front and state that
Berry will fight Delehanty to a finish for' a
stake or a purse at any place mutually agreed
upon outside the State. Berry will also fight
Nlkirk for a purse at Oil City.
The Allentowns, that is the baseball club of
tbat name, don't mean to be behind m the
least. They won't join tbe County League, but
they promise to havo a good team. They nave
organized with Charles Turner as manager and
S. Vetter as captain. The team is as follows:
T. Raback, c ; S. Vetter, 1 b.; J. Thomas, p.;
O'Brien, ss.; M. Harman, 2 b.; C. Thomas, 3 b.:
John Sullivan, If.: G. Smithe, cf.; F. Rein, rf.;
J. Neelan, A. Hoover.
Coleman Leaves the City.
Jack Coleman, the local wrestler, left tbe
city last evening for his former home in En
gland. Coleman called at our office and bid an
earnest goodby. Jack wasn't the best of
wrestlers, but he was an honest fellow.
Catcher Glllen Dead.
Philadelphia, January 26. Gillen, De
troit's catcher, died here to-day.
Walton was a game little Pcnnsylvanian,
but uot good enough for McCarthy.
Orders have been given that no more glove
contests will be allowed in Minneapolis.
Ed Swartwood will make a good manager
as far as dealing fairly with the boys is con
cerned. Put a pin in here.
Sullivan has been announced to arrive in
New York every day this week. Surely there
is something wrong with John.
Clark, catcher of the Brooklvns, is in Lou
isville, ana says the reason he has not signed
with his team yet is because there is no need of
being in a hurry.
Plunger Walton, who ran his pile np to
millions on the turf a few years ago, is now
offering bis last horse, the imported stallion
Richmond, for sale.
Ewing has sent a letter to Keefe in which
he says he is dome gymnasium work in Cincin
nati and is in excellent condition. He says he
is tired of his present easy life and yearns for
the opening of the season.
Sylvie Gookin has made Sullivan toe a
pretty straight line ever since his spree last
week. He puts him through a .course of mild
training every day, a long walk being the most
important part. Yesterday Sullivan covered
12 miles and came home with his legs covered
with mud. He finished in excellent condition.
Tbe same exercise will be continued until ho
leaves for New York next week.
Wnnted to Run tho Saloon.
James Claire and Albert Neville got into
a quarrel with Charles Wagner, a bartender
in a saloon on Liberty near Seventh street.
Claire, it is claimed, drew a revolver and
threatened to shoot Wagner. Both were
arrested after an exciting chase. Informa
tion has been made against them tor disor
derly conduct and pointing firearms.
He Doesn't Come Very High.
A letter has been received here at the
police headquarters that A. T. Higens had
absconded from Bevington, Iowa, with
82,000 belonging to the TJ. S. Express-Company.
It is said James Albert Bolin is sup
posed to have accompanied him,
SUNDAY,' JArTTJAItY 27,
THE OPENING GAME
In Australia Graphically Described
by the Dispatch "Courier.
ONE OP SPALDING'S HUSTLERS
Almost Induces the Major of Auckland to
Proclaim a Holiday.
QUEER FBEAKS OP THE SPECTATORS.
A Contest That Excited Them, Although the Score
Was a Trifle OC
rconniRrONPEscE or thi bispatch.i
Auckland, New Zealans, December
10, 1888. America's favorite national out
door sport has, from all appearances, struck
a fruitful soil for its development in this
far-away island. The Mayor of the city of
Auckland certainly gave strong evidence of
it when, at the close of the game this after
noon, he offered to pay 40 a month to have
some professional player come to Auckland
and teach his constituents the game. But
there was far more than this incident to lead
to the same conclusion.
The circumstances attending the first pro
fessional game ever played here were favor
able for its permanentintroduction. Cricket
is virtually dead here. They have no pro
fessionals, and the time required to practice
and play the game makes too great an inroad
on people who have but a lew hours daily to
to spare from business. Baseball just meets
the want of an interesting and healthful
out-door sport, whose excitement can be
thoroughly enjoyed within a couple of
hours. The Aucklanders evidently had
this impression from what they had read of
the game in advance ot the coming of the
Chicago and Ail-American Baseball Clubs,
and the quickness of to-day's game, despite
the very large score, confirms it.
The game is not entirely a stranger here.
About four or five years ago Justice Gillies,
of the Supreme Court, introduced it into the
Auckland College and School, but it lacked
competent coaching in the various points of
a match game to give it a substantial foot
ing, and so it never developed beyond the
first rudiments. Interest in it had doubtless
worn Itself out entirely.untilitwas reawakened
again by the big tour of Spalding's baseball
combination. The enterprise that brought so
large a number of athletes on such an immense
trip was perhaps the first cause to provoke ad
miration. Attached to it was an earnest feel
ing of gratification that it would furnish a
much-needed interesting out-door amusement
during the summer months. In winter foot
ball is the favorite outdoor sport and is liber
ally patronized, but the close of tho season
makes a long andtwearIsome gap in athletics.
Tbe newspapers took up the subject of base
ball with a genuine spirit of enthusiasm.
Those who had especial charge of sporting
news devoted themselves so thoroughly to it
that they had a very fair knowledge of the
game and bow it was scored by the time tho
Alameda arrived with the ball players. Mr.
Spalding's advance agent laid out a field and
made up one or two friendlygames that helped
to give the participants a sufficiently clear
idea of what to expect from the experts.
Their work has accomplished one thing
that is likely to help the organization of a
New Zealand Baseball League in the
future and that is the spirit of rivalry.
Wellington, the capital of the colony, situated
about 500 miles south of Auckland, has already
three baseball clubs. Being deprived of an
opportunity of seeing tbe great American pro
fessionals play they have endeavored to offset
the advantage of their rival city by being tbe
first in tho field with a baseball team. The
Aucklanders admit this, and in revenge dwell
upon the "soreness" of the Wellington people
because the visiting clubs did not think it
worth their while to stop there. When it was
known that a game would be blayed there was
much rejoicing, though the probability of a
large attendance on a Monday with a steamer
in port was very small.
The young American who had been look
ing after Mr. Spalding's interest here
stepped in with a bit of ingenious hustling
that does him credit. He called on the
Mayor and by dwelling on the national im
portance attached to the trip in America tried
to induce him to proclaim a half.holiday on
Monday. "His Worshfp" was wllljng, but the
large business interests tbat were concerned on
a steamer day compelled htm to forbear making
such an encroachment. He would do his ut
most, however.offlcially. This consisted of his
declaring publicly that be would attend tbe
game in person and close all the municipal
offices during the afternoon. This recognition
on the part of the city's Chief Magistrate ex
erted, beyond doubt, a strong influence in
bringing out a larger attendance than there
would otherwise have been. The price of ad
mission was one shilling, two shillings being
charged for the gtand stand.
The time for OPginning the game was 2
o'clock and an hour before that tbe players lelt
the wharf in carriages preceded by a military
band and tbe drum major mascot. The streets
along which the procession moved were lined
with people and the storekeepers must have
momentarily suspended business. The grounds
are about two miles from town and there was a
continuous procession of pedestrians on tbeir
way thither. Many of them carried field
glasses under their arms, some of them being
of tbe kind usually used at sea. They were
possltily intended to see the balloon ascension
that was to be made by the Yankee aeronaut
on the ground, but they certainly could have
been of much service in endeavoring to follow
the courso of the ball as it was sent sailing far
over the ground limits several times during the
game. There were very few people present
when the hall players arrived, but long before
the game was over 2.700 had passed through the
entrance. About 800 people occupied seats on
tho grand stand, the others standing outside
tho small rail fence that enclosed the'ball field.
Tho proportion of ladies was large. Several
hundred people viewed the game from hills ad
jaccut to the ground, and even Mount Eden,
about a mile and a half away, had its contin
gent to see the game and balloon ascension.
An Interesting Contest Tbat Excited tho
Spectators The Fall Score.
The ground on which the game took place
was an enclosed portion of a race track
known as Potter's Paddock. It was suf
ficiently large for all purposes and covered
with turf, but the infield was very uneven
and made it exceedingly difficult to scoop
swift grounders. A very strong wind was
blowing and swayed the ball to and fro in a
way tbat kept the fielders guessing as to
where it would drop. Altogether the con
ditions were not favorable for a perfect game
of ball, and it did not prove one. It was
such a one as a crowd might enjoy if
the side he favored was doing the heavy
hitting; but, with the exception of its one
sidedness, it was just the kind of a game
that would interest people accustomed to
cricket and who delight in long hits and fly
catches. They certainly saw an abundance of
the former and enough of tbe latter to make
themraise the skill of the fielders. The wind
was with the batters, and several of the home
run hits made were carried far out beyond the
circle of spectators aronnd the outfield. The
Chicagos played a great game from start to
finish. Anson and his men worked with the
same spirit that characterizes them when they
play in New York. The All-Americans did not
show up so well either at the bat or in the in
field. Hanlonr fielded bis unaccustomed posi
tion well, but was weak in his "Ibrowing. The
wind bothered Crane, and he seemed content
to drop in a slow ball during most of the game.
There was very little enthusiasm among the
spectators as the game went on. They were
not slow to express their admiration in words,
but were not inclined toward boisterous dem
onstration. When Pfeffer batted out a hard
liner to right field in the first inning for four
bases an elderly red-whiskered man back of tbe
reporters shouted out: "Ah, that was a fine
cut, that was a fine cut" Expressions of "fine
fielders" and the like were meted out whenever
the outfielders judged a high fly cleverly and
held tbe ball. But what seemed to please the
people most of all was the base stealing. That
was quite new to them and unlike anything in
cricket. When a player reached first base and
played off with the purpose of stealing second,
a sharp throw from the pitcher to tbe base
man, and the base runner would slide quickly
to the base in order to avoid being put out.
They almost forgot tbeir reserve sufficiently to
applaud, but it never developed into more than
a drawn-out and just audible expression of de
light. The players who beat tbe ball to second
by clever sliding were regarded among the ex
There were a number of pretty plays daring
the game which were passed without notice,
though at home they would have provoked
rounds of applause. A notable one was a
donble play made in the sixth Inning. Crane
and Earle were on second and first bases, re
spectively, when Hanlon hit up a rather high
fly to short. Williamson allowed it to touch
the ground, then fielded it to Pfeffer, who in
turn delivered it to Burns.and Crane and Earle
were disposed of so neatly and with such dis
patch tbat it made tbe native scorers' beads
swim to comprehend It It was this general
quick work that seemed to make the decisive
impression on the spectators. A young, athletic-looking
fellow near tbe scorers seemed to
express the general sentiment when be said:
"It's a lively game. Tbey are moving all tbe
time. It isn't as in cricket, where a fielder
plays half a day and bas no occasion to move."
The runs of the game were scored as follows:
The Chicagos were first at the bat. Manning's
fumble of Pettlt's grounder, Anson's base on
balls, a home-run hit by Pfeffer, a two-bagger
by Williamson, a stolen base and wild pitch
netted four runs. In tbe second Crane's wild
throw to first in fielding Daly's bounder, a
home-run hit byPettit, a fumble by Manning
of Sullivan's bit, singles by Anson and Pfeffer
and a four-bagger by W llliamson, added six
more runs to their score. " ft
In the third a home run by Ryan, errors on
hits by Hanlon and Ward and Pf effer's second
home run gave them four more runs. The
Alls also scored four runs in this inning on
Hanlon's base on balls, a stolen base, a wild
throw, Daly's failnre to hold Wood's third
strike, a single by Ward and a home-run drive
In the fourth the Chicago made five runs.
Burns reached first on another error by Hanlon
and went to second on a wild throw by Crane
to catch him napping. Baldwin brought him
borne with a terrific drive to center for a home
run. Daly was hit by a pitched ball and Ryan
brought him home with another long bome-mn
drive. Sullivan lined the ball over short, stole
second and scored on a single bv Anson.
In tbe fifth tbe All-Americani scored one on
Wood's basaon balls, steal of second and Car
roll's clean hit to left center. Tbe Chicagos
added one run to their score in the sixth on
Hanlon's poor fielding of Ryan's bounder, a
stolen base, a sacrlflc bit and an error by
Earle. The All-Americans earned their five
runs in the seventh. Carroll hit safely and
stole second. Fogarty reached first on Called
balls, and then Carroll stole third and Fogarty
moved down to second. Manning brought them
both home with a three-bagger to left. Brown
bit safely, and reached second on a balk Crane
lifted tbe ball over the center field fence for a
In tbe eighth the Chicagos scored two. Ryan
reached first on an error by Hanlon and crossed
the plate on Pettit's second home-run bit. The
All-Americans made three runs in tbeir half of
the inning. Wood reached first on balls. Ward
was hit by a pitched ball. Carroll hit safely
and brought Wood home. Fogarty was sent to
first on balls. Ward scored on a fly catch in
the outfield. Brown hit for two bases and
brought in another run. Tbe .game was called
at this point to enable the passengers to return
to the steamer, which sailed at 5. The score:
It B r A E BB, FAX
Kyan. m.... 4 3 2 10 Hanlon. 3 . 1 Ol 0 0 4
Jfettlt, r., . 4 2 1 0 0 Wood, 1.... 3 0.12 1 0
Sullivan, 1. 2 1 2 0 0 Ward, s.... 2 l 0 3 2
Anson, 1... 3 3 7 0 0 Carroll, 1.. 3 4 0 0 0
Pfeffer. 2... 3 3 4 4 0 Fogarty, m 1 1 1 0 1
WilI'm'n, 8 2 3 0 3 0 Manning. 2 113 3 3
Burns, 3.... 112 0 0 Brown, r... 14 10 0
Baldwin, p. 12 14 1 Crane, p... 1 2 1 7 2
Daly, c 2 0 5 3 3 Earle, c... 0 0 6 3 1
Total 12 18 24 15 4 Total 13 13 24 17 12
Chicagos 4 8 4 5 0 10 2-22
All-Americas 0 0 4 0 10 5 3-13
Earned runs Chicago, 7; All America, 8. Two
base hits Williamson, Brown. Three-base hits
Baldwin, Manning. Home runs Kj an, 2; Pet
tit, 2: Pfeffer, 2; Williamson, Baldwin, Crane.
Carroll. Double plays-Plcffer and Anson, Will
iamson, Pfeffer and Burns; Wood and Crane.
Bases ou balls Chicago, 2: All America. 9.
1'assed balls Chicago, 2: All America, 1. Wild
S Itches Crane BalK Baldwin. Left on bases
hlcago, 4; All America, 7. Struck out Baldwin,
2: Crane, 2. Time of game 1:55. Umpires
Spalding and Wrijrht.
The aeronaut, Bartholmew, who was to make
a balloon ascension, bad an exciting time of it.
About the sixth inning he began to inflate his
air vessel and drew away a large number of peo
ple from the ball game. The wind was blowing
strong toward tbe sea and be finally decided
not to go up. This aroused tbe ire of the la
tives and they began to hoot him and make re
marks about it being a Yankee trick. Tbe
crowd grew more violent and the aeronaut
seemed to be in danger of bodily harm. He
had armed himself and there was a prospect
of a serious fight. One of tho natives sug
gested the balloon be cnt, whereupon the Yan
kee observed, with his hand on his hip pocket,
that if they cut the balloon they might as well
make up tbeir minds to cut him. He was cool
and collected and the natives evidently be
lieved what be said, for they did not offer to in
terfere with him further.
There was a big gathering at the wharf to see
the steamer off and enthusiastic cheers were
exchanged as the vessel started for Sydney.
THE BOYS AT COLOMBO.
Spalding's Baseball Tenms Make nn Ex
citing Tic Gnmc.
tBT CABLE TO THE PISFATCH.
Colombo, January 25. Copyrighted. The
North Oerman Lloyd steamer arrived here to
day, having on board Spalding's American
baseball teams. They were honored by a re
ception on Doard of the United States ship-of-war
Essex. In the afternoon the Chicagos and
All-Americans played a game of baseball,
which was attended by nearly 3,000 people. It
was one of the best games played on tbe trip,
and resulted in a tie. The trip to India has
been abandoned for want of time, and Aden
will be the next port we expect to douch. All
well and longing for home.
IT WAS EE0KGAN1ZED.
The New Trades' Conncll Meets and Sleets
Officers for tbe Year.
The annual meeting of the Trades' Coun
cil of "Western Pennsylvania was held last
evening at Knights of Labor Hall. A num
ber of new members were admitted, and the
officers for the ensning year were elected as
President, Joseph L. Evans; Vice President,
John H. Rvan; Recording Secretary, Charles
F.Warde; Financial Secretary, Levi J. Reagan;
Treasurer, Daniel Mc Williams; Trustees, J. P.
Burns, L. D. Simpson and Calvin Wyatt: Ser-ceant-at-Arms.
J. O. Stuart: Executive Board,
Daniel MeWilliams, P. M. Carr, J. C. Flinn,
Frank A. Clancey, James C. Young. J. H.Ryan,
Fred Ashliman, John Flannery, John M. Kelly
and Joseph L. Evans, ex-officio.
On motion of J. H. Kyan, John Flannery
and Homer L. McGaw were appointed a
committee to watch over and take action on
matters of interest to the council that mar
be presented to the Legislature.
The Executive Board was instructed to
draw up a circular, giving the objects of
of the council, and send it to all bodies
which are not yet represented by delegates
in the council. The following resolution
Resolved. That in the selection of a printer
to fill the ofllce of Public Printer at Washing
ton, President Harrison be requested to ap
point a staunch union man to said position.
Under the rnles the resolution was re
ferred to the Executive Board, and the
THERE MAT BE A STEIKE.
The K. of L. Cokeworkcn In tbe Connells
vlllo Region Hold a Meeting.
A joint delegate convention of D. A. No.
11, snb-division of N. T. A. 135, K. of L.,
was held at Scottdale yesterday. Repre
sentatives were present from every works in
the region. Snb-division 2 is the mountain,
or Gallitzinr region, where considerable
coke is made, and competes with the Con
nellsville region to a certain extent.
The convention decided to ask the oper
ators to meet their scale committee on or be
fore January 31 to sign a scale to take effect
February l", and say they will welcome
united action by the scale committee of the
N. P. TJ. R. D. Kerroot and "William
Rhodes were elected to attend the State Con
vention of the K. ot L. at Harrisbur?. A
strike will likely occur unless the scale is
A Benefit for tbe Strikers.
On February 15 a grand ball will be given
for the benefit of Glendon Lodge 62, com
posed ot Dilworth, Porter & Co.'s strikers,
in Odd Fellows' and Turner Hall, on the
Southside. Prominent labor leaders will
address the meeting, good music will be
famished, and a large crowd is expected.
" Choice selected Alaska full-furred seal
sacques, wraps and jackets can only be had
at J. Q. Bennett & Co.'s, cor. "Wood st, and
P. S. Furs redyed and garments in seal
made over in short notice; best work and
perfect fit guaranteed.
THE MUSIC WGELD.
A Wishy-Washy Cantata Made Pal
atable by Allegheny Talent.
WHY SUCH MUSIC DBAWS WELL.
A Chance for Mr. Weeden to Bo Good Mis
sionary Work Hereabouts.
A GENTLE HIST TO THE FB0HSIM.
A Eeiiew of the Week In Musical Circles and the,
Gossip Going the Bounds.
"While the musical quality of "W". B.
Bradburg's cantata of "Esther" is consider
ably below the usual standard for review in
this column, there were certain elements iu
its performance en scene at Masonic Hall,
Allegheny, last week, worth commenting
on. It is within the bounds of possibility
that this wishy-washy concoction of more or
less musical odds and ends may have served
some faintly useful purpose in the days of
the country "smgin skewl;" happily, even
in this enlightened day, it might answer for
some Sunday school exhibition in remote
districts where the missionaries have far
outstripped the Muses; but certainly it is an
abject apology for a musical cantata to be
carefully studied, mounted and costumed,
and gravely presented for three evenings in
succession by some 150 performers before
sizable audiences in a community like ours.
The performance was in every particular
far superior to it3 subject matter. The
chorus of nearly 100 voices badbeen well drilled
by Mr. W. S. Weeden, they sang with great pre
cision and spirit with no conductor's baton in
sight and with nothing but piano accompani
ment well played, however, by Mr. John A.
Bell. These choristers, too. manifested an ac
tive sympathy with the dramatic situations
that might be emulated by some professional
opera companies. The score or more of boys
and the similar number of little girls
showed the same admirable traits. Mr.
Weeden, as King Ahasuerus, both
sang and acted with much effectiveness:
so also did Miss Ella Graham as Zeresh and
Mr. Dan E. Nuttall as Mordecai. Nearly all
of tbe long list of principals sang quite well,
though their histrionic ability was less marked.
Worthy of especial mention are Misses Emma
Bingler, Carrie M. Angel, Mittie Weeden and
Blanche Pmkerton, and Messrs. J. A. Strouss,
E. L. Peterson and O. D. Forney. The cos
tuming was excellent and the stage setting
fully as complete as could be expected with the
material at band.
This was all done for the financial benefit of
the Young People's Musical Union of an Alle
gheny church. The same cantata has been a
number of times given in similar fashion by
Mr. Weeden for a variety of churcbly bene
ficiaries, and in some instances tbe stage bas
been put up within tbe walls of the sanctnary.
Tbe performers bave been mostly young peo
ple gathered together in choirs and other
church organizations, tbe audiences mainly
coming from tbe same sonrce.
Most, if not all, of these performances of
"Esther" have attained signal popular success.
The reason is not far to seek. It lies in the in
stinctive love of dramatic representation that
is common to all mankind in all azes. This in
stinct, having been forcibly repressed in a large
class of good people partly because of tbe
laults of the professional stage and partly be
cause of the narrow-mindedness of tbe
churches breaks out with all the more
force when It finds aq outlet where
the artificial restraints seem to be removed.
Yon see, tbe stage cannot be very bad when
filled with one's own friends and relatives; and
church authorities can hardly object to the
clearest possible illustrations of proper pas
sages from Holy Writ
The thinking man or woman who has pro
ceeded thus rar will find it bard to give a nega
tive to this logically following proposition:
Since good peopie may countenance dramatic
and musical representations by unobjection
able performers of scenes from the Bible, they
may also countenance similar representations
of tbe scenes described in such other writings
as it Is good for them to read. When they have
reached this point, tbey are ready to see the
wisdom of actively encouraging good opera
and drama, instead of standing off and allow
ing bad influences to dominate tho stage and
through it the great masses of people that will
ever be led by their instinctive love for dra
All of which suggests that Mr. Weeden. who
has evident talent along these lines, might do
valuable missionary work in the cause of art
by evolving from his Esther forces a perma
nent organization, devoted chiefly to the
performance of good operas of ,lighter caliber.
Such an enterprise-' is actually being canvassed
at the present time; Should it be taken up in
earnest. It will find s rich field ready one tbat
bas been lying fallow ever since the Gounod
It seems a pity that tbe concerts of Pitts
burg's crack male chorus, the Verein Froh
sinn, should be closed to the general public
for fear lest, in the convivial honr after the
music, some non-member should chance to
purchase a mng of beer aDd thus subject the
club to the Denalties of the Brooks law.
Would it not be easy to admit the general
public to tbe concert hall only and at tne
close let none but members into those rear
ward apartments where Bacchus reigns? No
doubt many outside music-lovers might have
thongbt it worth while to listen to this pro
gramme, which was given last Wednesday
2. Aria der Bezla, aus Oberon V.Weber
i'rl. Mathllde Ilenkler.
3. Concerto I. Op. 15 v. C. T. Berlot
4. Eeverls quasi Fantasle fuer Violin. Viola und
.riano..... v. riuei .uieruarfc
F. Zltterbart, Geo. Toer?e nnd Fred Toerpe.
5. Uaerchenaus Echoener Zelt v. i'aast
6. Concerto In G Moll v. Mendelssohn
Frl. Burgy, Bechtel and Orchester.
7. MelnLied v. Gnmbert
Frl. Mathllde Ilenkler.
8. Morcesude Solon v. Vienxtemps
9. Trlnklled mlt Chor, aus dem SIncsplel
'Des I.ledes Macht" v. '. Lohmann
Herr W. Ilerlng und Frohsinn.
It now seems probable that the second
evening of the May Music Festival will be
devoted entirely to works by Pittsburg com
posers, including as such two who have
moved away after having been thoroughly
identified with our musical life. It was
Mr. Seidl's own suggestion, when the pro
grammes were being originally arranged, that
one be devoted to local compositions; but a
sufficient number of suitable local productions
did not readily snggest themselves, and so
Liszt's "Bells of Strasburg" was chosen to fill
out the evening.
It is now under consideration to fill out a
local evening by adopting the suggestion made
in this column recently as to the symphonic
poem, in the composition of which Sir. Ethel
bert Nevln Is now engaged. He calls the work
a "Barcarolle" and has drawn Inspiration as
well as the verbal text from Margaret Deland's
poem "Sunset on the Allegheny." an additional
point of strong local color. It is set for or
chestra, male chorns and tenor solo and would
nicely balance the other local composi
tions already chosen. These are: H. W.
Nicholl's "A Cloister Scene," for so
prano, tenor, bass, chorus and orchestra;
Carl Retter's Te Deum, for solo, quartet,
chorus and orchestra, and Ad M. Foerster's
"Love Song" to words by Amelie Rives, for
soprano solo (Emma Juch) and orchestra. To
these will probably be added Nicholl's march
for orchestra and chorus from the "Golden Le
gend (the same given, though without chorus,
by Seidl at Brighton Beach last summer). In
case another piece or two be needed tbe selec
tion might fall on Mr. Foerster's symphonic
poem, "Thusnelda," for orchestra, or Mr.
Nevin's "Doris, a Pastorale," for soprano solo
and orchestra the latter of which is being nr
chestraed at Theodore Thomas' request for
his next concert at Chickering Hall, New
At last the Musical Association of Alle
gheny City has proceeded to organization
under the constitution discussed in this
column a couple of months ago. The en
anrcontutethesocietyhasgoneon until 30
listment ot the associate memoers wno re-
of the total 60 have been secured. These gen
tlemen met Friday afternoon andebose the
following Bo.v-d of Directors and offi
cers: R. W. Drum, President; F.
W. Klefer, Vice President; R. 8. Robb,
Secretary; W. D. McGill. Treasurer; H. W.
McKee, J. W. Collins, John White. G. W. Fish
ering, W. P. DeArmit and James E. Porter. To
this board is committed the entire manage
ment of the association. A charter will at once
be applied for, a conductor elected, an exam
ining committee appointed and a medium-sized
chorns carefully 'selected. It is intended
to do all this soon enough to leave
time to rehearse for a concert
toward the close of the season.
The association hopes soon to secure the ad
ditional 20 associate members, who by the pay
ment of S23 apiece for the first year, and a
varying annual fee (never more than 25
thereafter, secure a good number of seats tor
the regular concerts, and have the ultl-jiate
electing power of tbe organization, besides in
cidentally helping to establish the first perma
nent choral clnb belonging to tbe sister city al 7
by herself. l
Crotchets nod Quaver.
The oldest musical society in the world, the
Antlitz;esellschatt. bas been celebrating its
two hnndred and seventieth anniversary at St
Gall, in Switzerland, with great eclat.
As entertainment will be given under the
auspices of the Y. M. C. A. (East End branch),
on next Thursday evening, in the Sixth TJ. P.
Cbnrch. Mr. Simeon Bissell is in charce of the
The Rbondda Glee Society, hailing from the
Welsh town of that name and laden with Lon
don Esteddfod prizes, will give a concert in
Old City Hall next Saturday evenlne under the
auspices of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Asso
ciation. According to information received late
last evening. Miss Agnes Vogel will not leave
the city to go with the American Opera Com
pany, having been Induced by her friends to
abandon the project. Mr. Joseph A. Vogel,
however, expects to leave in about two weeks
to join the troupe.
General Harrison's new private secreta
ry, Mr. Elijah Halford, is said to be a remark
ably expert performer on th Hate, while Mrs.
Halford is an accomplished singer and the
leader of a church choir. With Mrs. Vice
President Morton reputed to be a vocalist of
decided ability, what more could be expected
under one administration?
The distinguished Wagnerian conductor,
Hermann Levi, whose death, with many
touching obituary remarks, was reported last
summer in nearly all the leading papers in
both hemispheres. Is now entirely convalescent,
and has resumed his duties at tbe Munich
Opera House. He bas all his obitnary notices
pasted in an album, and they afford bun amus
ing though monotonous reading.
Mr. P. A. von Weller, who has recently
come from Zanesville, O., to take charge of
the music at Emmanuel P. E. Church, Alle
gheny, is winning immediate recognition in hU
new position. Beside claying and teaching the
organ, piano and violin and composing a bit be
times, thn gentleman is drillinga squad of abont
25 boys as the nnclens of thevestea chqir which
it is hoped to introduce in that parish on the
flrstSundavof Lent. Mr. von Weller.whoisnow
well np in years, was himself a boy chorister
in Ergland once, and under no less a master
than TbomasHelmore, the prime authority on
Anglican church music
Rosenthal is coming sure! A matter of
much interest, not only to piano players and
the regular clique of concert-goers, but to the
whole body of music lovers as well to all who
care to see tbe man that stands at the very top
of pianistlc virtuosity. Sncb at least is the sum
and substance of countless reviews by the best
press critics of the country and of various per
sonal opinions given to tbe writer by
friends wbo know. Fritz Krelssler, the young
violinist, continues with Rosenthal on tbe
Western tour, which is to land tbem at Old
City Hall, Pittsburg, for Monday and Tuesday
evenings. February 4 and 5. The Polish pian
ist bas been the great sensation of the season
in the Eastern cities; let us be glad that his
manasers are willme to leave the constantly
crowded bouses be keeps drawing there, in or
der that we inlanders may not be deprived of
his passing presence.
What is a musical snob? The thing is not
so easy to define. It exists in pretty Boston; it
is of quite ancient growth, too. It almost
killed one society where the seeds still linger
Of course tbe highest type of snob is an
amatenr: when a man comes to know some
thing abont music, to value it as an art,
not as a playtbine. he ceases to be
a snob and becomes well, he becomes
a man. Music is too good for snobs to dabble
in: let tbe specimens among ns who dars
not investigate their ancestry, but who have
a certain temporal elevation in this narrow
town patronize athletics until, because of its
affluence, they feel tbe blood in their legs
straightening ont tbe tailor's crease in their
trousers, making tbem robust ana manly fel
lows instead of effeminate triflers, then they
may approach music in something like tbe
proper spirit. P. S. All the musical snobs are
not amateurs. Botton Traveller.
THAT LABOR C0XYE3TI0X.
The Pittsburg District of tbe K. of L. Wilt
Not be Well Represented.
The committee appointed by D. A. 3, K.
of L., to attend the labor convention at Har
risburg on Tuesday will leave to-night for
the Capital. They are Messrs. Harrington,
Sweeney and Thornton. As stated the
other day in this payer, every local assem
bly has the privilege pf sending delegates.
Mr. V. D. McAulifTe, of the Salesmen and
Collectors' Assembly, said he would repre
sent his local. His local meets on Friday
nights, but failed to get a quorum last Fri
day and no meeting. was held.
Mr. McAulifie will attend the convention,
however, and his friends believe that he
will be seated. Kone of the locals in tha
Pittsburg district have elected delegates.
What's the Congressman After?
Congressman Thomas, of Illinois, passed
through the city yesterday on his way to
For WesterK Pennsyl
vania and West Virginia
with rain,partly chang
ing to snow,colder,var-
iable winds, becoming
Pittsburg, January 26, 1889.
The United States Signal Service officer hi
this city furnishes the following.
70 A. V 33
10:00 A. M 33
1:00 P. M 41
4:00 r. ir 43
7:00 P. M 41
10:00 P. M 40
Mean temp. 33
Of the 8 A. M. and 8 P. M. observations,
l'.lver at 5 p. u 4.9 leal, a rise or 0.4 feet in the
last 21 nourt.
MAKES BALD HEADS.
Yon can trace the loss of your bair to eating
bread made with Cream of Tartar Baking
Powders, which always produces Rochelle
Salt. This salt makes bald heads.
"The daily use of Rochelle Salt In our daily
bread retards the growth of the hair and
makes bald heads." Dr. Carpenter.
Baking Powder contains no Rochelle Salt; no
Wholesale Agent for W, Pa.,
THE OLDEST DRUGHOUSE m THE CITT
ESTABLISHED IN 1835.
Wholesale and retail druggists and dealers in
nruprietary medicines; also wholesale dealer
In pure liquors of all descriptions, both foreign
and domestic, embracing the finest French
brandies and wines. Irish and Scotch whiskies,
Guckenheimer, Gibson and Overholt whiskies.
The choicest varieties of California wines, such
as port, sherry, burgundy, muscatel, zinfandel,
angelica, tokay and claret, all bottled by our
selves in full quarts and at the very lowest
prices, our aim being to give the public tho
very purest article for the least money, and re
commend them as the best for medicinal pur
gf, Ue "" " "
NO MORE C. CD'S.
Owing to tbe late decision of Jndge Mehard,
of Mercer, Pa., with reference to sending wines
or liquors of any kind C. O. D., we will have to
decline all C. O. D. orders in tho future. All
orders for wines or liquors will have to be ac
companied Dy tbe cash, P. O. order or draft.
JOSEPH FLEMING &
(Successor to Joseph Fleming),
413 Market St., Pittsburg, Pa.
pATE IST T S.
L O. D. LEVIS. Solicitor of Patents,
131 Fifth avenue, above amithfleld, next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 year.