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THE PITTSBURGH DISPATCH. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1889.
Tlio McAuliffe-Myer Eattle
I BOTH BELOW EIEST CLASS.
5 Their Styles Compared With Those
ot Front Bank Men.
t EECORDS OF THE TWO PUGILISTS.
Interesting Sews About Amateur and Pro
fessional Ball Players.
GEXEBAL SPOETDiG NEWS OP THE DAT
Undoubtedly the great event of the week
(among sporting people has been the battle
'between Jack McAuliffe and Hilly Myer
for the lightweight championship of
.America. At any time it would have
received considerable national attention;
but occurring at a dull period ot the year
it has stood prominently out like a huge
pyramid in a desert. Column after column
has been written about it and what has been
written is nothing compared witU what has
been said about it. Probably no fistic
.encounter for many jears has been
so productive of conflicting opinions as the one
'in question. It may also be added that no
battle was ever so disappointing to the people
who take special interest in fighting matters,
Many of the disappointed people will not even
tolerate the idea that the contest was bona
'fide; others claim that there was so
.much money invested on the result
that at the last moment each contestant
Jwas content to quit on even terms. Among
the general public and the press some people
claim that McAuliffe was much the better
man and that M ver was afraid to face him: on
the other hand Mj cr's friends "claim that had
the battle continued to a finish he would cer
tainly have won. Still another portion of the
public has expressed an opinion, ana that is
to the effect that the contest was more of a
farce than an earnest battle.
A Bnr)cquc Bnttle.
In my endeavors to form an honest and im
partial opinion about the contest I have waded
through columns of accounts of it. Of course
Chicago accounts were all Myer; and Eastern
accounts left no doubt about McAuliffe's being
the better man. There have been impartial ac
counts, however, written 'by gentlemen who,
doubtlesslj. know what a prize fight is when
they see one, and it is to these gentlemen that
the public and myself are indebted for some
thing like an unvarnished story of the battle.
After reading these plain and unvarni-hed
stones, I don't hesitate to say that McAuliffe
'and Myer made one of the most harmless
encounters that I seen or read about. In my
way of thinking it n as worse than the affair be
tween fcmith and Kilram, and very much worse
than that between Mitchell and Sullivan.
Some people may call it a scientific affair, but
I will try to show that there was little science
abont it; that is if we take one or more of the
nunybona fide encounters that have taken
place as a standard. Of course there is a kind
of circuinlocuhrmirv-office science thatistho
science of not doing a thing, and in this respect
there is no doubt whatever about the good
Quality of the McAuliffe-Mj er battle.
Defeat Pointed Out.
Assuming that two men go into a ring, each
determined to be the champion, and at the end
of a contest lasting more than four hours
neither is scarcely scratched, and hardly the
worse pbysicaUv, I fail to see that there is much
science in it: at least if tbero is, there certainly
is a large quantity of cowardice. The three
essentials of fistic science as it used
to be taught and practised in our school days
were "Stop, hit and get away." It seems,
however, that the getting away part of these
was the only one fullv understood in the Mc-Auliffe-Mj
er ring. Not onlv did they get awav,
but they evidently kept away. The hittingpart
of the three esseutials was nil, and after all
that is the great part. When this essential is
absent will anybody explain to me how a man
or two men can be considered first-class scien
tific mtn. This really leads me to the conclu
sion mat McAuliffe is not the scientific man n o
all expected him to be. His futile efforts to hit
Jlj er prove beyond a doubt that he is not first
class. Myer made it his business to keep out of
harm's waj, and made no secret of the fact, and
McAuliffe had neither stratcgem nor force
enough to catch him. Most certainly cleverer
and more trick v men than Myer have been
caught long before four hours expired. Goss
tried the keeping away business with Mace, but
the latter simply fooled Goss at his
own game. This was science, and there are
scores of similar instances on record.
The verv fact that McAuliffe struck and misted
Myer so often is in itself proof that the former
has much to learn. I may be reminded of the
contest between McAuliffe and Jake Hyam,
and how the former polished off the acfve lit
tle Englishman Of course he did, i my an
swer, and he did it simply because the condi
tions in that contest were much different than
in the contest of Wednesday morning. The
fighting ground was smaller, and what is of
more importance was that Hyams tried to bold
Ins own until McAuliffe had almost settled
him. Myer did not do this. Had he done so he
certainlv would have been knocked out. Myer
ued other tactics and McAuliffe could not
Some More Illustration.
I have referred to the Mace Goss battle be
cause in weight the men were pretty evenly
matched, and also to show how a very scien
tific man like Goss was cornered by purely
scientific methods. Mace followed Goss right
into any corner that he might retreat to. To
free himself Goss made a lunge, and broke
past Mace twice or thrice. The latter, how
ever, soon understood the game, and about the
fourth time caught Goss just when the latter
was lunging past- McAuliffe displayed no
strategic moves like this, and it certainly is a
scientific element There have also been in
stances where clever little men havo success
full played a waiting game with big men.
havers did this often, but his waiting was of a
kind that punished and wearied his opponent.
Sajers not only used his feet but also his fists.
If Myer had been anything like a first-class
man he, too. would have found work for his
fists oftener than he did when running round
McAnlifTe Better Than Myer.
After carefull) weighing all the circum
stances of the battle I cannot come to any
other conclusion than believing that McAuliffe
had the better of it all the way through. True,
there as little on which one could form an
opinion. Although Myer steadfastly acted on
the defensive, pparently too much to be game,
he started out with the intention of keeping
somewhat close to McAuliffe. The latter re
minded Myer of his presence very forcibly a
few times, and after that Myer kept out of
harm's wa. McAuliffe became a passionate
aggressor and the affair simply degenerated
into a contest as to who could run round the
ring longest. If Myer's pugilistic methods are
to keep a man running about the ring for four
or five hours, until he is exhausted, I don't see
how becan claim a pugilistic victory. If he can
not find the measure ol an opponent of equal
weight in four hours sufficiently to make tho
semblance of a battle, there is a stamp of In
feriority about him.
Abont O'Connor and Gamlnur.
Some time ago I called attention to the fact
that the proposed boat race between O'Connor
and Gaudanr at 'Frisco was a mere gate money
venture. My informant at that time as in a
position to know whereof he spoke. The an
nouncement made in this paper has been fully
verified. The newspapers of San Francisco
have all refused to act as stakeholders for the
proposed race, and have also denounced it as a
."hippodrome." The flakes, it is claimed, were
to be bogus, and were to have been put up in a
newspaper oftice as a bl hid. However, the fact
that the 'Frisco press has acted as above stated
Is of great importance and should he a lesson
to more public performers than O'Connor and
Gaudaur. It is a pity that O'Connor, who is
an international champion, should attempt to
tarnish the title by connecting it with a race so
questionable that impartial newspapers won't
Jiave anything to do with it. It is easy to see
that the days of "gigantic" hippodromes
ace past, and it seems ridiculously
foolish to attempt to hold them
now. It would be infinitely better for
everybody concerned if those -interested in
contests that are not for stakes would publicly
say so and declare them to be only exhibitions.
If this were done the public would not bo
disappointed. It may be possible to fool the
public for a long time, but as the true inward
ness of things is sure to bo learned in the lone
run. ana when once the public finds that it has
been dnped. depend upon it, victims must be
Mranded Athletes nnd 'Cyclers.
It is safe to say that overy admirer of elevat
ing sport read with regret the other day
the announcement that tho Pittsburg Athletic
and 'Cycling Club had practically collapsed.
It has broken don n in a way that is exceedingly
unpleasant and disagreeable, viz: by being
sued for an alleged debt. There are many
prominent joung citizens in the club and the
fact that tire contractors who erected the
' stands and fences of the club grounds are yet
unpaid docs not augur well for the future suc
cess of amateur sports in this city. The club,
no doubt, displayed great enterprise in secur
ing the grounds referred to; probably more en
terprise than good business judgment. It
would certain! have been belteror the nanio
of the city and everybodv else concerned had
the athletes and 'cyclers had a little more read
cash when thev laid hands on the park in Alle
gheny. The debt incurred at the start was so
big that all interest in the club was soon al
most dead among its members The manage
ment was not of the best and the club's down
fall was a foregone conclusion long before it
fell. It might be a wise step on the part of
other local clubs if they would secure the park.
The cost of making it a first-class place would
not be great, and under good management it
would be a success.
Ben Hymns' Bis Offer.
It has often been remarked that wonders
never cease, and this trite old saying applies to
sporting affairs as well as to mcchanicaL The
latest wonder is tho extraordinary offer made
by Ben Hyams, of London, England, relatfi e to
a soft glove contest in which Sullivan, Kilrain,
Mitchell, Smith and Jackson shall tako part
Mr. Hyams states that If all five or any four of
the pugilists named shall each put up a stake
of $1,000 he will add $10,000, Everv contest be
tween the boxers shall be of four rounds, except
the final, which shall last five rounds, and
Qneensbem rules shall govern. Great Scott!
514,000 or 15,000 for a four-round boxing
contest. An offer of this kind certainly takes
the breath away from old timers, young timers
or any other timers, for that matter. I am con
vinced that the offer is genuine, because Mr. i
Hyamf is well able to put up $10,000 without
feeling his pocketbook any lighter. He is a
wealthy and honest man, and what be says ho
means. Of course, it is sate to say that a
handsome profit would be realized by the pro
moters of the affair were it to take place.
'J. he spacious Agricultural Hall in London
would be crowded nightly at any prices of ad
mission. But this shows that there reallv Is
more money behind legitimate boxing to-day
than there has ever been. I say legiti
mate, because we have had pre
cious little of that kind of boxing
for many years. If pugilism and boxing were
as nonestiv conducted to-aav as tney were au.
40 or 50 years ago we would flud that there
would be considerably more money invested in
it now than at any time previous. If 14,000 had
been offered to four leadinc men in the days of
Belcher, Bendigo, Say ers, Yankee hullivan or
even as late as Hecnan's day to box f or.w by the
man who offered it would pmbably have been
arrested as being insane. The old timers who
earned dozens of victories amid gore and
broken bones likely enough, put them all
together, did not handle as much money as is
Doesn't Look Like a Go.
Despite the fact that Hyam's offer is such a
big one, I am inclined to think that the
contest will not be a go There are
two or three features which, I think,
will tend to prevent Sullivan and Jackson,
at least, from participating. The former,
beyond any doubt whatever, is no longer the
Sullivan he used to be. Were he so he could
not earn 510,000 easier than by meeting any
body in the world in a four round contest. His
backers and friends are n-t inclined to r.sk
anymore money on him in England or Europe.
Whether the thought be true or not it does
exist to the effect that neither Sullivan nor
any other American will get fair treatment in
England for some time to come. These two
features will prevent Sullivan from crossing
the Atlantic Jackson is in the charge of the
California Athletic Club, and it is not likely
that the members will be disposed to allow him
to go to England for a long tune to come.
Tho Amntcur Ball Flayers.
If the opinion of the proverbial oldest inhab
itant goes for anything at alL we may rest as
sured that there never was a time during the
existence of Allegheny county when baseball
was so popular as it is now within the limits
specified, ana we needn't for a moment doubt
the statements of. these old sages, because the
fact is palpably before our eye& daily. We evi
dently have reached a period in the world's
history when each successive generation is
more enthusiastic about the national game
than was its predecessor, xne very young
men of to-day aie much more enthusiastic
about the game than were the very young men
of a few years ago. So true is this that there
are so many amateur ball clnbs in the locality
that organizers don't know what to do with
them. Only four additional 'clubs are needed
to complete the Allegheny County League,
and fully twice that number have applied for
membership. This may cause an unpleasant
ness, but after all it is easier to prune a re
dundancy than to force absolute barrenness.
The, to some extent, overabundance of clubs
hereabouts speaks well for the locality in a
baseball sense. Already an unusually large
number of young Pittsburgers have signed
tnroughout different parts of the country to
play ball next season and the prospects are
that there will be a larger number in lb90.
Regarding to-morrow nirht's meeting, how
ever, it is to be hoped that whatever the ma
jority does will be indorsed in tho
most gentlemanly way by everybody
concerned. It is certain that every
club applymglcannot be admitted to the League,
and it is just as certain that the season's pros
pects of the applicants are not equal. One
club may be conditioned mnch better than an
other, and this feature, together with many
others, will have to be calmly considered, uhe
rejected clubs will ccrtainl" play a manly part
by accepting the result with good grace and a
promise to help the national game iu every
possible and honest way.
Abont the Pittsburg Club.
Affairs in the local club are very quiet in
deed. During the last few days Manager Phil
lips has been exceedingly busy forming esti
mates about next year's advertising. He tells
me that there will certainly be a big retrench
ment in that department of the club next sea
son. The officials mean to put forth their best
economical efforts this year, with the hope that
the end of the season will find a balance
on the right side. The resolve of the
officials to curtail expenses outside the
players' salaries is a Rood one. It
cannot but have a good influen ce. Heretofore,
the cry ha, been that only the salaries of
players were interfered with vrhen a -club was
losing money. Time and time again it has
been stated, when a club was financially
embarassed, "Oh, the players' salaries are the
only thing that will be cut down." In many
instances this used to be true, but it seems
that a better, or, at least, a fairer policy has
been inaugurated. When a club is losing, or
not gaining money, players should not always
be the victimsi The step of the local club is,
undoubtedly, a wise one, even were there no
more m it than example. Piuxgle.
McCaffrey nnd Dempsey.
New York, February 1& Prom a telegram
which Jack Dempsey received from President
Fnlda, of California Athletic Club, last night,
it would seem that the club is seriously con
sidering Dempsey's proposition to meetDom
inicK McCaffrey for a So,000 purse in a finish
fight. Fuldas telegram asked what time
Dempsey could arrange to meet McCaffrey in
California. Jack answered that his engage
ments would terminate May 10, and any time
after that date he was willing to meet
McKecsport Wants to Join.
Frank Torrerson, manager of theMcKeesport
ball club; is arranging to form a club to enter
the Allegheny County League, for which ap
plications must be made before Monday even
ing next. He thinks he will be successful. It
mil require $600, which has all been
subscribed and he expects the remainder will
be forthcoming. He has already secured four
leading players and is confident that he will
form a club as strong as any in the league.
Among the players will be Bnggs, N ightingale,
Mitchell, Torreyson and bpeer.
Did the Referee Bet?
CnicAGO, February 16. It is said that Ken
nedy and Myer were met at the depot here by
a man who says ho will bear testimony to the
effect that he had a bet of 3.000 with the
referee, Mike McDonald, the latter backing
McAuliffe. The name of the man who made
the alleged bet with McDonald has not yet
Gilmore will probably be given a chance to
make good his ajscrtion about wanting to fight
Bancroft for lUe Boosters.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Indianapolis, Ikd., February 16. Frank
Bancroft has been engaged to manage the In
dianapolis League Baseball Club next season.
He was here today and signed a contract. He
will receive a salary of 12,000, and he has de
cided to order the players to begin practice at
Louisville in April.
OLD GALYIN KETIMS
Gentle Jeems Tells Some Stories
. About St. Louis.
HOW YON DERAHE WEAKENED.
Chicago Authorities Make Strong State
ments About McAuliffe and Mjer.
THE WINNERS OF THE BICTCLE EACE.
Entnej for the Three-Day Female Local Pedestrian
Jimmy Galvin, that is the original "Lit-
tie Steam Engine," has returned from St.
Louis. Mr. Galvin has been known to
many generations of baseball enthusiasts as
a baseball pitcher. At different stages of
the world's history he has been known as
the "Sawed Off," as the "Dumpling," as
the "Podgy Pitcher," as the "Terror," as
"Gentle Jeems," because of his good nature.
He has been known by any amount of other
appellations that mean greatness and gen
tleness, but he has for many years, not to say
generations, been known to the world as the
Well, Galvin is in the city. He has washed
his hands of the home of Von dcr Ahe that is,
St. Louis. Last evening Jimmy said- "I'll do
ten years sooner than live in ihat city of
measles and smallpox. I went there to com
plete a certain business transaction for my
mother. That was completed by me and I left.
Her property is all right now, and I have the
deeds. I am therefore content and certainly
happy that I am clear of St. Louis. There are
many good fellows there, but St. Louis is not
the city for me."
ST. LOUIS CALLED DOTOT.
During a conversation Jeems said: "I met
Von der Ahe at St. Louis, and had a talk with
him about the Pittsburg-St, Louis games. I
asked him pointedly if he desired to back his
team against us for good, honsst cash, and he
said that he wasn't inclined that way. 1 met
Dunlap and Conway at St. Louis, and we talked
the matter over. Panicula'ly that part of it
relating to the offer of Comiskey to bet S500
that tne Browns would beat us.
Dunlap, Conway and myself In a
moment came to the conclusion that we would
cover any money that Comiskey would put up.
There was no money put up, however, and 1
couldn't find ont where Coiniskcy's 5500 was.
However, I think that we -can beat tho
Brown!, and they are the champions of the as
sociation. I don't say this without weighing
all the circumstances ot the two teams. I
mean we can beat them if our strongest nine
is on the field. The Browns are hard people to
beat at St. Louisr however, Fred Dunlap, Con
way and myself are prepared to bet that wo
cau beat them if we are in reasonable condi
tion." GALVIN 'S STORY OF A FRENCHMAN.
Galvin told an amusing story about his
leaving here. He went on to say that on the
evening of his departure, when the band of
music bid him good bye and wished him well
in St. Louis, he encountered a French Count
in the Pullman car. The Count, who could
spcik English well, said:
What is all this demonstration?"
Galvin said: "A distinguished man is leaving
"Where is he?"
"I'm him," was the reply from Galvin.
"What do you do?"
"1 pitch hall for the Pittsburg League Club,
"Do yofl get any money for that" was asked
bv the breathless Frenchman.
""I get $3,000 for se en months in the year,
sir. and my name is James Galvin."
"My God," was the only intelligible sound
heard from the Count until the train arrived at
St. Louis. Then he almost embraced Jeems,
because he had heard during the journey
something about how a man named Galvin
bad knocked a ball, at a critical period, beyond
the sight of every citizen in Allegheny, in 1887.
Galvin is in the best possible condition. He
has been training faithfully for weeks. His
sudden mysterious appearance here is attribu
table to his influence in the destinies of Alle
gheny politics. I
SOME PLAIN LANGUAGE.
Plain Assertions From Chicago That the
Great Fieht Was a Fake.
Chicago, February 16. The 300 patrons of
pugilism who went down into Indiana to witness
the meeting between Myer and McAuliffe
have not belome reconciled to the issue, and
the newspapers of the city show a disposition
to remove the mantle of charity that at the
time was considerately allowed to hide the too
evident shortcomings of that alleged exposition
ot the manly art of fistular attack and defense.
In fact, with the passing of time and the restor
ation to their customary vigor from the drain
put upon it by 36 hours of wakefulness and suf
fering, the sports are more and more inclined
to give voice to the opinions on the grace and
beauty of the Delsartean exhibition in ques
tion. They point out the fact that they were
kept in -waiting for two days and nights in the
company of as grimy a gang of toughs as one
could find in a week's journey, while waiting
for the tip as to time and place; that they were
charged $20 and then bandied into cars with
Beating capacity for about half their number,
the unlucky ones being compelled to stand in
the aisles and on the platforms throughout the
journey to the place of meeting, and that after
being hustled about like a drove of cattle all
night without food or water, they were further
compelled to stand five hours in order to wit
ness the spectacle of two men squaring off at
each other and doing less damaze than Is fre
quently done by a couple of half-trained louts,
pommeling each other on the stage of a cheap
They are willing to admit that they were
angledfor and landedas "suckers" in the finest
style of the art. They aver, with more or less
heat, that it was merely a money-making
scheme so managed as to vield every dollar
which could be squeezed out of it Arr inter
view with Billy Madden, trainer and manasrer
for McAuliffe. lends this color to this state
ment. Kesenting a statement to the fact that
he proved himself a poor manager, Billy tri
umphantly pointed to his balance sheet, show
ing receipts to pall the appetite of pugilistic
advance, and expenditures which if invested
in rye bread would but have satisfied the
hunger of the throng who thirsted for blood
without quaffing it in the opera house at North
Judson, lndM and "Billy" naively said that the
cost of tMs barmccide feast would not have
been half so much bad it not been unfortu
nately necessary to declare a dividend for the
benefit of an unconscionably rapacious sheriff.
Turning sadly from this gloomy picture,
however, "Billy's" face lights up and he meta
phorically licks his chops in the prosnectof
another "go for even bigger money. He de
clares that when the two men come together it
rail not be in the neighborhood of Chicago
He fancies that there are fruitful fields in the
environs of San Francisco, and suggests that
McAuliffe would be willing to meet Meyer un
der the auspices of the California Athletic
Club, nrovided always provided that that or
ganization will put up a purse to be sparred for
to a draw. "We will fight for the stake row
up, and the purse besides that will make a nice
little pot" savs Billy.
The Eiening Journal says: "Various ex
cuses have been offered for the unexpected and
embarrassing fiasco at North Judson, when the
two men,each having a reputation as'knockers
out' faced one another in a ring for nearly five
hours without a scratch. The most commonly
accepted theory is that itwasa put-up job from
the start and was engineered to make monev,
not only by the sale of tickets, but by baiting
some athletic club or coterie of sport-loving
men into offering a big purse for a scrap in
The Tribune publishes the following in
terview with a man about town:
"I have olten wondered how long the people
would consent to be gulled. Pnzo fighting is a
queer fake. Let me tell you something. There
never was a sporting event except a special
horse-race stake, when as much as $5 000was
Eut up to stay. It's pulled down' within an
our aftfr the time it goes up. They all talk
about Billev Madden's bad management, I tell
ou he's the smoothest duck, next to Pat
S'leedy, in the sporting life, so far as making
money is concerned. Alf Kennedy and he
split nearly $7,000 between them. Of this
amount Myer and McAuliffe will probably got
$2,000 each. The rest Billy and Alf will stow
"But about the fight?"
"Fight? There was no fight. There was no
Intention of having a fight The-boys went
down there for gate money. Who wouldn't
mako-a couple of thousand dollars in one day?
It is more that Billy Myer would make at his
trade in two years. The fake was well adver
tised, and the 'suckers' gave up $20 to see it be
side car fare on a special train chartered by
tho management to carry their $20 victims,
who were informed that one price would cover
expenses. The toughs did not give up a nickel
not even carfare. Itwasn'ttheinsidemcnwLo
bet their money. The suckers did the betting.
Alf Kennedy's money didn't go. That was
simply a bluff to add color to the proceedings.
To illustrate bow patent the fake was to inside
men,I have only to tell you that old rounders
like myself went out during the fight and got
breakfast, strolled around town, and then went
back to see the show. Take the two weakest
men that ever lived, and if they get into a
scrap a real honest fight I mean sofneone
would at least get a scratch. Now take two
trained pugilists like Myer and McAuliffe
trained to strike heavy knockout blows, and
after nearly five hours' of fighting neither is
hurt that makes me tired. Now they are talk
ing about another fight.
BI'AULIFFE AND MYER.
The Records of the Two Light-Weight Pp
sillsts Who Diet Recently.
Jack McAuliffe was born In Cork, Ireland,
and is in his 22d year. Ho was brought to this
country while a baby, and was reared in Ban
gor, Me. Seven vears ago he took up his resi
dence in Williamsburg, L. x. Jack, when quite
young, showed unmistakable signs of natural
boxing ability, and on August 6, 1SS4, he won
the amateur featherweight championship pro
moted by Billy Madden. In 1SS3 he secured
first prize in the lightweight competition man
aged by Jack Dempsey. The same year ho was
the lightweight star in the tournament given
by the New York Athletic Club, and with his
victory made many lasting friends. In April,
the same year, he also vanquished all comers
for the lightweight belt hung up byDeBaum
in New York.
Shortly after he quit the amateur ranks and
became a professional Since then he has
whipped Jack Hooper twice, Harry Gilmore,
Billy Frazier, Billy Dacey, Sam Collyer and
Jack Hyman, of England. His longest fight
was with Jem Carney, of England, who had tho
reputation of being "a demon" in the ring.
Thev mot at Revere Beach, Mass. on Novem
ber 16, 1887, and fought for the international
light-weight championship and $4,500. After
74 rounds, occupying 4h. 58m. 15s., the ring was
broken in, the finish being postponed, as the
refelee resigned. Tho stakes were subse
quently drawn. Jack was and had been sick at
the time, but Carney was fit as a fiddle.
The Billy Dacey battle occurred on October
10, 1888, near Dover, N. J., and fell to McAuliffe
in ii rounds, lasting izm. 40s.
Jack's last flVht. nrp.vmus to thenreRcnf mill.
was with Hyam, and it took place in Williams
burg, on the evening of December 26. It was
agreed that ten rounds should be fought hut
Jack knocked bis man out in the ninth quite
easily. These are Mc Auliff e's principal battles.
McAuliffe stands 5 feet 5 inches, and when be
went into training, a month or so ago, weighed
152 pounds. His trade is that of a cooper. Ho
was an apprentice in the same shop in which
Jack Dempsey worked, and from the day of
their first meetine Jack and the "Nonpareil"
have been great friends.
Billy Myer Is the son of Police Magistrate R.
C. Myer, of Streator, 111. Ho is a carpenter by
trade, and when be is not training for a fight
works at the bench in his father's shop. He is
considered by his craftsmen as a mechanic of
more than ordinary ability, and is a graduate
of the local public school. Billy was first
brought out as a fighter by Alf Kennedy, his
backer; stands 5 feet 6 inches high and strips
at 133 pounds. ,
Myer's first fight was with Paddy Welch, of
Chicaco, for o purse of $200. Queensberry rules,
two-ounce gloves and took place at Armory
Hall, Streator, III., September 13, 1885. Welch
w as knocked through the ropes and out in 1m.
10s. Welch's backers thought Myer's victory
was accomplished by a scratch blow, and
another match was arranged for SoOOaside,
which was fought at Braidwood, III., July 6,
18S6. Welch was again knocked through the
ropes and out in the third round. Time, 10m.
30s. Myer's next battle was with Charley
Daley, of St Louis, for a purse of SLOOO and
gate receipts. Queensberry rules, skin-tight
gloves. The fight took place at Woodford, I1L.
December 26, 18S6, and Daley was knocked out
by a blow on the jugular m the thirty-second
round that rendered him unconscious for 30
minutes. Time of battle, 2h. 8m Betting at
the opening of this fight was $800 to $1,000 in
favor of Daley, with no takers. Myer'sweight
at this fight was 134, Daley's 143 pounds.
Myer's next match was with Jack Gallagher
(unknown), of New York, for a purse of $1,000,
Queensberry rules, skin-tight gloves. The mill
took place near Dana, 111 , September 13, 1887,
and Gallagher could not respond when time
was called for the fourth round. Gallagher
weighed 149 pounds, Myer 13a pounds. His
next fight was with Harry Gilmore, of Canada,
f or-a purse of $2,000 and the lightweight cham
pionship of the Northwest Queensberry rules,
skin tieht cloves, prevailed, and they met at
St. Croix, Wis , October 19. 1887. The referee
awarded the fight to Myer at the end of the
fifth round. Time, 20 minutes. Gilmore's
backer raised the cry of "scratch blow" and
another match was arranged for $1,000 under
tho same rules. This fight took place at North
Judson. Ind.. January IS,- 18S8, and Myer
weighed 132 and Gilmore 138 pounds. Myer
knocked Gilmore senseless with the second
blow struck. Time, 2S seconds.
Myer's last battle was with Dannie Needham,
of Minneapolis, for a stake of $2,000 and gate
receipts, in the rink at Minneapolis, September
18, 18SS. Myer weighed 130 pounds and Need
ham a trifle over. The referee awarded Myer
the battle at the end of the twentieth round.
Tim o, lh. 19m. The above are only the princi
pal fights Myer has engaged in. In addition to
these he has defeated a score of "unknowns."
FOREIGN SPORTING GOSSIP.
Great Intcrrst In tho American Game Among
Englishmen The Coming Derby.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16 The great American
baseball team is exciting serious interest
among Englishmen, and there is no doubt that
the players will receive a hearty welcome. Al
ready the newspapers that go in for athletics
are looking anxiously about for writers who
know enough of baseball to report the game
for them. There has been some inquiries at
The Dispatch London office. They have
been told and have spread the information that
the American bascballers are nrofessionals.
who would decidedly expect to be treated as
gentlemen, and very important ones at that,
and that there would be trouble otherwise.
This advice has gone around and will probably
be acted upon in a manner satisfactory to the
Mrs. Helen Dauvray Ward has been in Lon
don for some time, waiting to meet her hus
band after bis triumphant tour.
Ormande, the greatest English horse, sold by
his owner, the Duke of Westminster, for 14,
000, will soon start for Buenos Ayres.
Betting has not yet commenced in earnest on
the principal racing events. Donovan is abont
the only horse as yet backed for the coming
Derby, and only small sums have been
THEY WILL RUN.
Details About the Female Foot Race Ilere
All arrangements have been made for the
three day or 36-hour female pedestrian contest,
which is to take place at the London Theater,
commencing on Thursday next All the entries
are local and the contest means that the winner
gains the title of champion of Western Penn
sylvania. There is, therefore, great rivalry
between Clara Bell, the Woods Rnn repre
sentative: Acgie Harvey, from the Ninth
ward, and Mrs. Robinson, from Ingram station
All the contestants have been in training for
two weeks, and despite the favorites, there are
many who think that Jennie Ransonwill cap
ture some of the money. At any rate the race
promises to be lively, because the winner will
get honor and $150 The entries for the race
are as follows- Aggie Harvev, Clara Bell, Jen
nie Ranson, Lulu Jelletta, Lizzie Anderson,
Mamie Wood. LulaHart, Alice Robinson.
rSrECTAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Columbus, O, February 16. Wheeler
Wikoff, Secretary of the American Associa
tion, this evening issued tho following bulle
tin: Contracts, 1SS9 With Athletics, Win. Robin
son; Baltimore, Wm. Whittakei, Josiah Horn
ing, M. J. Gnffin; Cincinnati, John G. Reillv;
Kansas City, James J. Davis. Frank Rinso;
Louisville, Harrv Raymond; St. Louis, John
Milligan. C. E. Duffee: Cleveland, Jay
fe. Faatz, Ij. Twitchell, M. Duke;
Washington, O. Carthy, H. Ehright, H.
O'Daj. G. W. Keefe: Chicago, G. E.
Van Haltrcn; Pittsburg, R. G. Allen; New
York, R. Connor. J. O'Rourke, M. Welch, D.
Richardson, A. W. Whitnev, G. Hatfield.
William George, L. Titcoinb, M. J. Slattery,
George F. Gore; Milwaukee, R. L. Lowe. C.
Griffith; Omaha. J. Cannavan; Minneapolis,
M. Keogan, M. Morrison, M. D. West; Den
ver, Thomas McAndrews, Nick Smith; St.
Joseph. George Tofliing; A. Shellbasse, J. Ard
ner: St Paul, O. L. Murphy; Des Moines, 8.
Smith, M. J. Codv, J. Kcnyon, C. R. Brynor, E.
L. Maudanhall; Syracuse, William McQucry;
bpringfield, L. M. Legg, E Shay, H. Fuller, It.
Van Zandt, E. btapleton, Dave Sowders.
Released By Baltimore, J. K. O'Brien, G. A.
Walker; Detroit, L. Twitchell. J. Wells; Pitts
burg, P. M. McShannic; by Cleveland, J. F.
McGuire; DcsMoines, F. C. Smith; by Kansas
Citv (W. A.), William Hassamer; Milwaukee
J. McCabe; by Omaha, William Annes; Buf
falo, H. Bittman, C. Boston, J. Kappell.
New Orleans Winners.
New Orleans, February 16. The weather
to-day was warm and cloudy. The track was
deep in mud.
First race, halfralleSnperlor won In 69f sec
onds, Sliry T second, Dn Meefcs third.
Second wee, four and a hair furlongs Stnart
wonlnj:07iS, Lord Urosvcnor second, Jt'omeroy
Third race, five-eights of a mile Countess won
inHHK, Little Bess second, Roche third.
Fourth race, fix and a hall furlonjrs Doubt
won In 1.36, Mirth second, Jim Nave third.
IEFZCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.I
FindlaY. February 16. Flndlay will enter
the new Trl-State Baseball League with a team
the coming season if certain arrangements
made here to-day by W. H. Herrington, mana-
ger of the Canton club, are carried out which
there is no reason to apprehend will fail.
Steps are already being taken to get together a
team under a good manager. Will Fisher,
formerly manager of the Altoona, Pa., club,
but now of Springfield. O., is mentioned in con
nection with the management of the new
THE NEXT SCENE.
Myer Appears and Says What Jack Mc
Anllffb Must Do.
Chicago, February 16. McAuliffe must
fight Myer again or forfeit his share of the
$5,000 stake money. Myer and his backer, Alf
Kennedy, came up from Streator this evening
and entered formal protest against taking
down the money at stake in tho recent world's
championship light-weight prize fight at North
Judson. Such a proceeding within 72 hours
after the fight was Myer's privilege under the
articles of agreement, and the money, there
fnrp remains in the hands of the stakeholder.
Harry Ballard. The articles stipulated that
either party might demand another meeting in
case of a draw, or either were unwilling to take
down the money.
It is understood that there has been great de
bating going on in Sljbator as to the advisa
bility of another battle, and the verdict was
"Billy can win." The objection of dividing tho
stakes followed without delay. Myer brought
alon witnesses to prove that be and not Mc
Auliffe. as reported, proposed after the battle
at North Judson to fight it out in a 12-foot
room. Myer also claims that his backers, not
himself, were responsible for his exclusively
defensive tactics. He says that in the next
fight he will do as he always did previously, on
the aggressive, expecting McAulife to be only
a little harder to land than was Gilmore.
McAuliffe to His Mother.
New York, February 16. Jack McAuliffe's
mother received the following dispatch from
her pugilistic son last night:
Chicago. February 14, 1SS9.
DEAR Motitfr: I got hirdlv scratched.
Conld not make him (Myer) flght. Have pone on
a tour with Madden. Yours. Jack.
Dr. Hughes, McAuliffe's physician, said to-day
that he had had several telegraphic communica
tions concerning Jack's condition and he was sat
isfied that the boy was not hurt in the least.
' 'And, " added the doctor ' 'ho is extremely anx
ious to meet Myer again.''
New York, February 16. A bill will be in
troduced in the New Jersey Legislature to
legalize boxing matches and tournaments held
under the direction of any incorporated athletic
club The Scottish-Am encin Athletic Club,
the Jersey City Athletic Club and other or
ganizations have been notified by the Hudson
county authorities that they can hold no more
boxing tournaments and the clubs have de
cided to have the bill allowing boxing to be
Tho Honest Oarsmen.
Cambridge, MASS , February 16. The Col
umbia freshmen have accepted the Harvard
freshmen's challenge to row an eight oared two
mile straight-away race at New London in J une
next and the Harvard freshmen have declined
to row the Yale freshmen a similar race. Col
umbia defeated Harvard last year.
George Wilier in Trouble.
tSVECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
HAhrisburg, February 16. At a late hour
last night George Miller, catcher for Allegheny
Club, was arrested for fighting on the street
The promoters of the McAuIlffe-Myer affair
maybe called on to make affidavit yet. They
hope not, probably,
Chicago opinion somewhat bears out our
remarks regarding the inferiority of the Mc-Auliffe-Myer
Billy O'Brien says that he was the only man
in New York who had nerve to take hold of
the female bicycle race, and now he is the only
man who regrets it
Mr. Jackson I. Case, of Racine, Wis , baa
purchased of W. R. Brasfield the bay cu.t
Baron Harold, 3 years, by Baron Wilkes, dam
Harold, for $5,000. Baron Harold is one of the
most promising colts in Kentucky. He
trotted a mile last season, when a 2-year-old,
In 2 40.
Mr. Rose, of Los Angeles, owner of the trot
ting stallion Stamboul, Has received an offer ot
$50,000 for theliorse. The offer is made by W.
H. Crawford, the well-known turfman, who
telegraphed Orrin Hickok to make a deposit to
bind the purchase. Rose has not yeff deciued
to accept the offer. Stamboul has the lastest
record of any race horse bred in California,
having a milo record of 2J4 as a 6-year-old, a
trot against time.
KEW TARIFF BILLS.
Three Measures Proposed for tho Reduc
tion of Dalles Upon Imports.
"Washington, February 16. Three tariff
bills were reported from the Committee on
Ways and Means to-day. Mr. McMillan,
of Tennessee, reported a bill to rednce taxa
tion and simplify the laws in relation to in
ternal; Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, a
bill to reduce taxation and for other pur
poses, and Mr. Randall, of Pennsylvania,
reported the Cowles bill, amending the in
ternal revenue laws, with a majority and
The report accompanying the tariff bill
presented by Mr. Bieckenndge, says that
the aggregate reduction proposed is 41,-
730,000. un tin plates, 5,704435; wool,
56,390,053; woolen schedules, 12,254,512;
tobicco, 517,381,000. Mr. McMillan's re
Tiort accompaning the tariff bill reDorted bv
him, says the bill is tendered in a spirit of
compromise. Practically it is the bill here
tofore passed by the House with the chemi
cal, cotton and most of the iron schedules
stricken out. The greater part of the report
is devoted to an argument in favor of the
tariff reduction based upon an array of fig
ures showing the value of agricultural pro
ducts at different periods.
In the majority report accompanying the
Cowles bill, it is stated that the enactment
of the bill would reduce the estimated
surplus for the fiscal year 1890 from $53,
432,511 to 522,745,165. The taxes proposed
to be repealed by the bill reported are par
ticularly oppressive on the tajmer, both in
the amount of tax levied against his pro
duct as well as in the vexatious manner of
its collection. There is no longer, in the
opinion of the committee, any justification
for the continuance of these taxes.
DIVISION AND ADMISSION
Into the Union Is Demanded by tho People
of Dakota Terrltory-
Washingtok, February 16. Repre
sentative Cox, of New York, who offered
successfully the series of instructions to the
House conterees on the Territorial bill,
looking to the immediate admission to the
Union of South Dakota, has received the
Fargo, Dak., February H.
Dear Sir: Let me again thank you for your
magnificent efforts on behalf of Statehood tor
the Dakotas and the other territories. To us,
who live out here, your remarks from ono
whose life has mostly been spent in the forum
of intellectual and commercial activity in the
East, read like an inspiration, so graphically
have you pictured the situation.
Rightly or wrongly, the impression has been
created here, and to someextent elsewhere,
that the Democratic party is responsible for
denying the people of Dakota their undoubted
right to come into the Union as the two States,
when they possess all the qualifications of pop
ulation, wealth and territorial area. From a
party standpoint, this injures here. Why is
the South solid on one side? Tho Democratic
Sarty should not adopt a policy to make a solid
Torthwest on the other side. The people of
Dakota are practically unanimous in favor of
division and Statehood. It is useless to waste
fime in taking anothervote on division. Let us
have Statenood at once and our party have the
credit of giving it to us.
All parties here applaud your efforts, and let
me say in conclusion that should you visit the
West you will be received with a hearty wel
come from the shores of the Mississippi to
Puget Sound. Yours respectfully,
Chairman Democratic Territorial Committee.
MORE THRIFT THAN PATRIOTISM.
Congressman Norwood Protests Against tho
Panama Canal Resolution.
Washington, February 16. Eepre
sentative Norwood, of Georgia, has, drawn
up an elaborate minority report in opposi
tion to the passage of the Senate Panama
Canal resolution by the House.
The report objects to the resolution be
cause it wouldbe a false declaration and a
wrong application of the Monroe doctrine;
because it is aimed at a sister republic, and
because it would commit the United States
to a position impolitic and wholly untena
ble. The report closes with the suggestion
that possibly there is more thrift than
patriotism in the resolution.
Continued from First Page.
a good time in his own way, after having
been at the death of the Floqnet Ministry,
whose fall he witnessed from the gallery ot
the Chamber of Deputies, just before his
A SOMBER CEREM0NI.
Tho Queen's Drnwingroom to bo Attended
by Bennty In BInck Robes.
fnr CADLE TO THE DISPATCH.J
London, February 16, The fiction that
all the members of all the royal families are
closely related, and should feel each other's
griefs keenly a fiction which is strongly
encouraged by Queen Victoria gives a
gloomy look to things about the English
court on many unnecessary occasions. Just
now the drawingroom is coming on, and
yonng women, English and Americans, are
desolated to learn that the Empress Fred
erick will be with her mother, and that
therefore all the ladies of the court and Am
bassador's wives will be expected to display
their still existing grief at the death of Em
peror Frederick by appearing in black.
Fortunately, the yonng women not suffi
ciently distinguished to belong to the im
mediate conrt circle, will not be condemned
to black, but can wear, if no fresh royal
death turns up, the gaj gowns which they
have ordered. A good part of the show,
however, will be spoiled for them, and they
will lose the opportunity of seeing all the
female royalties and their satellites iu gor
AN ACCOUNTING MUST COME. "
The Bills lor Hired Perjurers in tho Par
Hell Trial Have to be Fnid.
BV CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. The Parnell
commission lately has shown io the Tories
what the higher class of human beings knew
before, that the only leg the Times has to
stand on is a poor one named Figgott, and
also shows that the Timet has been wasting
money, throwing it abont in the most stupid
fashion, for the benefit of the forgery-mongers
and the lawyers in the field, to hunt up
willing perjurers. It is now plain that the
only effect of this money wasting was to get
Times into a disgraceful tangle, involving
a heavy loss, and this combination has sad
dened the hundred odd Times shareholders,
who were not consulted, but whose pockets
supplied the money. They are not numer
ous, but they are very emphatic and their
grief is noisy.
When all is over "Walker and Buckle and
all the rest who managed the forged letter
business will be called, to an accounting.
WAITING FOR PARLIAMENT.
Tho Principal Reason Why English Politics
Just Now Is Dull.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. In English poli
tics there has been the usual dullness the
past week. The professional politicians
are waiting for Parliament to reassemble.
Chamberlain is speechifying nobly to make
friends in the Tory party, which he joined
so as to be respectable as well as rich, bnt
which has always been a little cold to him".
To-day he has been talking in St. Andrews.
His speech, of which a report has jnst
reached me, is devoted to praise of Balfour.
Chamberiaid, a man of one eye-glass, bnt
many coats, cnthnses at Balfour's combina
tion of knowledge and courage. He finds
that the thin-legged, cold-blooded Scotch
man, who considers it a joke to maltreat
earnest patriots and his own colleagues in
the House, as in the case of O'Brien, is a
noble man, upholding every sacred cause
against the vicious element and disorder.
R0IALTI HAPPILY BETROTHED.
Ono Engagement of the Kind That Augurs a
Rather Ilnppy Union.
rBY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. It appears that
the Czarowitz, who, dynamite permitting,
is one day to be Emperor of Eussia, and
who has caused so many princess' hearts to
flutter, has at last had settled for him the
question as to whom he shall make the fu
ture Empress. The Princess Alexandria,
of Hesse, is the girl. She is the grand
daughter of the Queen of England, and
barely 17 years old. She is more fortunate
than the parties to such marriages usually
are, inasmuch as the Czarowitz is mild and
good natured, dnd, it appears, very much
devoted to her.
The engagement, which will formally
solemnize the fact that the Princess has
made the biggest catch in the world, will be
officially gone through with shortly before
CORRECT, BUT NOT FLATTERING.
Twelve English Jurymen Decide That the
Prluco of Wnles Isn't Pretty.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, February 16. Twelve jurymen
of England, future subjects of the Prince of
"Wales, have arrived at a decision which
was correct but not complimentary. An
umbrella maker reftsed to pay for a highly
colored engraving of the Prince and Princess,
which had been supplied him, on the
ground that the Prince's nose had been
made red and his face puffy. This, he
thought, was inexact and unpatriotic
The poster was exhibited in court, and the
nose was undoubtedly very red and the
cheeks very puffy, but the jurymen never
theless decided that it was like their future
ruler, and made the advertiser of the um
brella pay 10 gnineas for the picture.
Soon to be Celebrnted Appropriately by the
Cambridge Musical Sociefy.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. Many who have
heard the great violinist Joachim are un
aware that he had his turn at the infant
prodigy business. He made his debut as a
prodigy 7 years old, half a century ago,
when ne played a duet with his teacher,
whose name cannot be conveniently spelled.
It is Szervactinskv.
A banquet to celebrate the fiftieth anni
versary ol the event will be given at Cam
bridge on the 14th of next month, by the
members of the Cambridge University
THE CZARINA CONVALESCENT.
Contrary to the Opinion of the Physicians
fehc Is Fnst Getting Well.
TBT CABLE TO TnE DISPATCH.'"
London, February 16. The Empress of
Eussia is gradually recovering from the
shock to her mind and nerves, cansed by
the Borki disaster. She begins to go to
balls and appear in public, which she had
not done since the day when she so narrowly
escaped being killed.
A letter from St. Petersburg states on
good authority that the physicians who at
first took a despairing view of her case are
now confident that she will recover.
A GRAND WEDDING WEDNESDAY.
The Dnke of Newcastle to Lead Miss Candy
to the Altar.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCn.
London, February 16. That pleasant
young man, the Duke of Newcastle, whom
many Americans will remember from his
recent trip to New York, m to be married
to Miss Candv, on Wednesday, at the
Church of All Saints in Margaret street.
It will be a very early wedding, 9:30 being
the hour fixed.
Two little pages will carry the bride's
train of silver brocade, and the wedding
will be fairly grand.
From St. Petersburg to Paris In a Saddle.
CBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. Four young men
of St. Petersburg have laid a wager that they
will go to the Paris Exhibition on horse
back in 75 days, each with a groom to loot
after his horse.
STILL IN THE DARK.,
English Newspapers Loth to Believe Stead
Wrote the Bismarck Staff.
TBT CABLE TO TOE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. It is comical to
observe that the English newspapers are
still wondering who wrote the Bismarck
article in the Contemporary Review. Mr.
Stead, who, as I informed yon upon
the day the article was published,
two weeks ago, was the writer, has been
very cleverly advertising and interviewing
himself all the while. To-day Vanity Fair
wisely says that Countess Von Bothmer,
whose name is one of the many' associated
with the authorship of the article, could'nt
possibly have written it, as she was too ill,
some time before its publication, to do any
The Contemporary Review people are
rather disgusted that the identity of the
writer should have leaked ont, as they were
credited with having, at different times,
had nearly every great personage in Eu
rope for a contributor to their columns, and
it has been rather a sad fall from the Em
press Frederick to Mr. Stead.
'TWOULD BE INTERESTING.
The Marquis of Allesbury Wants a Divorce
From Little Dolly Lester.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. His Lordship,
the Marquis of Ailesbury, famous prin
cipally lor cheating, for his very large fort
une, and for having been ruled off tjie En
glish turf, has started an attempt to get a
divorce for his wife, the Marchioness of
Ailesbury. The latter is officially" known
as the most honorable, the Marchioness of
Aliesbury, but is more commonly spoken
of by those who know her as poor little
Dolly Lester. She has had rather a rough
time'oi it since she gave up her position as
a popular ballet girl to marry a blackguard
It is possible that the Marquis may have
sufficient technical grounds for a divorce,
but inasmuch as she has been much better
in every way than he deserved, it isn't
likely that he will find any judge or jury
willing to give him an opportunity to begin
life in an unmarried sense over again. Such
a case, if brought to trial, would be very in
teresting. THE WORLD TO WIND UP IN 1901.
England's Gloomy Seer Says He's Sare of
the Date This Time.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. England pos
sesses in the person of the Rev. Mr. Baxter,
a gentleman who makes it a specialty to
predict gloomy things. He says now to his
numerous followers and the simple-minded
believers that the end of this world is com
ing in 1901. Meanwhile, Bismarck, Moltke,
Boulanger, the King of Italy and the Czar
are all to be concerned in a big tragedy.
Austria will lose the Danubian provinces,
and this country will be robbed of India and
Mr. Baxter doesn't explain what differ
ence it will make how much territory peo
ple lose if the world is coming to an end,
and why that didn't happen on the day
which be originally fixed, and which has
been parsed for some time. He does say,
however, that this 'time his calculations
have been made with the greatest care, and
that there is no possibility of a failure.
CHASED BI A SHERIFF.
Colonel North Leaves England for America
In Rather a Harry.
TBT CABLE TO ME DISPATCH.!
London, February 16. Colonel North, a
rather uninteresting Englishman, whose for
tune has been so mnch talked abont, and
whose cleverness has made him a prominent
figure in English business circles for some
time past, has gone off to see America,
having been chased part way on his ocean
steamer by a small tag carrying a sheriff
with a writ.
Colonel North, who has been more talked
about during the brief period of his popu
larity than any other man in London, is a
millionaire of small caliber, bnt he has
wisely distributed portions of his wealth
among needy actors, newspaper men and
lords, with the result of obtaining free and
cheap advertising. The general pnblic is
speculating as to whether he is going to
prove a substantial boom or a financial bab
ble of the Baron Grant type.
RESPECT FOR THEIR MONET.
English Who Loosen In Rome Will Meet
Meet With No Violence.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. English people,
frightened by the riots in Borne, are leaving
the city in crowds. The attempts of the
authorities to detain them are rather comi
cal. Big placards are posted up in the
quarter inhabited by prosperous foreigners,
informing the latter that they have nothing
to fear from the disturbances, that the riot
ers are to be effectually restrained, and
adding, naively, that in any case, strangers
spending money in Rome may always be
sure of the respect of the populace.
HENET IRYING'S SON'S DEBUT.
The Yonng Man Will Appear With tbe Ox
ford Boys on Wednesdny.
r.BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 16. The dramatic
ally inclined youths of Oxford University
are going to do "Julius Cajsar" next
Wednesday, for the first time, and keeping
on until Ash Wednesday. The thing will
be done properly, the scenes being painted
from designs by Alma Tadema. "
An interesting event will be the debnt,
as a minor star, of Henry Irving, Jr., the
son of Henry Irving.
A Itedactlon for the Steelworkers.
Pottsville, February 16. The 700 em
ployes of the Pottsville Iron and Steel
Company's Fishback rolling mill were to
day notified of a reduction of from 10 to 15
"per cent in wages, to take effect on Mondav
next. 'Ahe announcement was received
with considerable dissatisfaction, and the
men will hoid a meeting to-morrow to de
cide whether or not they will accept the re
daction. WHY WIND0M SMILED.
He Talks Knowingly Abont the Cabinet, but
Qualities Ills Remarks.
New York. February 16 The Commercial
Advertiser says: A few minutes before cx
Senator Windom, of Minnesota, started for
Indianapolis last night, he said to a reporter
for this newspaper:
"I cannot deny or affirm that I am going into
General Harrison's Cabinet; but I will say this
when I return to New York the Cabinet slate
will have been made out completely."
"Does that mean that after tbe Secretary of
the Treasury is selected the rest of the Cabinet
will fall into line, without any friction?" asked
"That is jnst the amount of it," replied Mr.
Windom. "But you must not understand me
to say that 1 am the man who will clear up the
Mr. Wmdom smiled as he made this remark.
A WAIF'S WINDFALL.
Hoiv n Kalamazoo Lass Brooaht Her Hns
bnnd n Fortune.
Kalamazoo, February 16. A poor family of
this vicinity has jnst unexpectedly fallen heir
to a small fortune. In 1S7D a girl baby was left
at the home of Peter Gahide, a shoemaker, for
adoption, bv a beautiful girl and an old man,
who have not been heard from since. In 18S7
the girl married Fred Moore, a farm band,
and they now live in Texas township on $15 a
On Wednesday a Flnkerton detective came
here In search of the girl, and when he found
her he told her that her father had died re
cently In Kansas, leaving her $10,000. The will
set forth the clews to be followed in finding the
girl. Her mother, who is still living, is said to
be worth 1100,00a
For Western Pennsyl
vania and West Virginia
rain, warmer, followed
oy much colder Sunday
night, winds becoming
Pittsburg. February 18. 1889
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city lurmsnes me louowing.
7:00 A. Jf 37
10:00 A. M 40
Mean temp.. l 42
LOOP. M 41
"OOP. M 46
Minimum temp..... 34
Kamre .... 14
OOP. M 4S
HlTer at S p. M., 3.! itwt. a rise or 0.3 reet in th
last 24 hours. ,
MORE FRAUD IS CLAIMED.
An Alleged New Dicovery of 127 Scatter
Injt Illegal Ballots,
ISPFCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.J
"Wilyliamspokt, February 16. There
was another surprise in the Judgeship con
test during the meeting of the court to-day,
when council for the contestants presented
an additional amendment to the original
petition. This documeht sets forth 127
fraudulent votes in addition to those already
specified, divided among 18 townships. The
number of these varies from 4 to 12
votes. These facts, the petitioners claim,
are based npoa knowledge obtained since
the filing of the original petition and
amendments, and within ten days. The
amendment is quite numerously signed,
principally by the original signers,with a
tew additional names thereto. Their alle
gations are sworn to by ten of these whoso
signatures are attached.
Counsel for the respondent interpose an
objection, which was overruled by the
Conrt, and sufficient time given in which to
file an answer. At the request of the
counsel for the petitioners, the Court ex
tended the time for taking testimony on
their side for 62 days from to-day. Bv this
arrangement it will be the 1st of May before
the petitioners get through witn their testi
mony, and. as the respondents will be al
lowed the same length of time, the taking
of testimony cannot now be closed.befora
the 1st of August.
The Court ruled on several questions cer
tified by the examiners in respect to the ad
mission of testimony objected to, allowing
the examiners to hear all points raised,
which could be entered on the record and
afterward discarded by the Court in case of
irrelevancy. An order was alo issued
directing the examiners to have the pro
ceedings printed up to date from time to
time. The conrt then adjourned, to meet
again in two weeks. In the meantime the
examiners will proceed with the work of
taking testimony, witnesses being
subp'cenaed for every day next week except
Tuesday and Saturday.
To Admit New Mexico.
"Washington, February 16. The House
Committee on Territories to-day authorized
a favorable report to be made on the bill in
troduced yesterdav by Delegate Joseph,
providing an enabling act for the admission
of the Territory of New Mexico.
Good News for Monday.
Here is good news for men who need a
new suit of clothes. On Monday we will
sell about 320 men's fine tailor-made suits
in checks, stripes and broken plaids, at the
extremely low price of $6 00. These suits are
well-made, cut in all sizei, and well worth
515. It's a sale we intend shall last for
to-morrow only, so come and take your
choice of these "suits, over 30 styles to select
from, at 56 00. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and
Diamond sts., opp. the new Conrt House.
Extra. 100 styles of men's English worsted
pants at $1 24. worth $3 00. P. C. C. C.
IEWIN At the residence of her parents,No.
3CBr"ebster avenue, Saturday, February 16,
18S3. at 11 0 p. 31., Ida 31.. only surviving
daughter of John II. and Martha A. Irwin, in
the 29th year of her age.
Notice of f nneral hereafter.
Wheat, like mothers' milk, contains Phos.
phate, which is the great brain, bone and
Baking Powder contains no drugs. Send for
free sample to
THOS. C. JENKINS,
Headquarters for Fresh Drugs, Pro
prietory Medicines and Pure Liquors.
The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Drug
House in Pittsburg.
One of the secrets of our success is we aim
to treat our enstomera as we wish to be treated
ourselves regarding punty and quality of
goods. This course makes permanent custom
ers, besideH we make uniform low prices to all.
In our retail department buyers and customers
will find a larger and more complete stock than
elsewhere, embracing a f nil stock of all the old
and new proprietory preparations of the day.
And buyers will not only save taoney and time,
but annoyance by calling on us direct. As
wholesalers we offer big inducements to deal
ers. We buy all our goods through first hands,
brokers and the manufacturer.
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY
of Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses, embracing full lines of both Foreign
ana jjomesiic, at prices iuriue age, anu qual
ity of tho goods that Is not, and cannot be met,
some of which we quote:
Pure eight year-old export Guckenheimer
Whisky, full qnarts, SI 00. or S10 per dozen.
Uverbolt Pure live, Uve years old, full quarts,
$1 00, or 510 per dozen.
Finch's Golden Wedding, ten years old, full
quarts. SI 2o, or S12 per dozen.
Gin, Pure Holland, our own importation, full
quarts, 51 25, or 512 per dozen.
Dunville's Old Irish Whisky, quarts, SI 50, or
$15 per dozen.
Ramsay's Old Scotch Whisky, distillery at
Islav, 51 oO per bottle, full quart.
Wise s Old Irish Whisky, distillery at North
Mail, Cork. SI 50 per bottle, full quart.
AH of tbe different varieties of California
Winesyou purchase from us are the very best,
afnd only 50 cts. for full quarts, or 53 00 per doz.
aend for complete Price List, mailed free to
NO MORE C. 0. D.'S.
Owing to tho late decision of Judge Mer
bard, of Mercer, Pa., with reference to sending
Wines or Liquors of an v kinds C. O. D.. we will
have to decline all C. O. D orders in the fut
ure. All orders for Wines or Liquors will havo
to be accompanied by the cash, P. O. order or
JOS. FLEMING & SON, Druggists.
412 Market street, Pittsburg, Pa.,
Corner of the Diamond.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
PERSONAL AKKIVEU MADAM KEO.
trance nicJlnm, the only one In the city,
reads past, present and future; love, business,
speculations, matrimony, wills, divorce. Jour
neys. 'lawsuits and slcknes, description or future
companions: accurate In describing mlsstnjr
friends, enemies, etc.: tells foil names of her
callers and fall name of yonr future hmband or
wife, with age and date of marriage, and tells
whether the one yon love Is true or false while in
a perfectly dead trance; ladies or gents in business
or abont to start la bustn ess would do well to con
sult this glftad lady and have their future read: no
imposition; If others fall, call and be convinced by
her accurate reading. Parlors, 813 PEU J( AVE,
. C?VE3 rWt