Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 22, 1889, Page 6, Image 6
T3? THE PITTSBURG - DISPATCH, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1889. i r I DEFIES THE WORLD J. A. Hnggins Says That 12 American Rifle Shooters WILL TACKLE AM OTHER 12 Frisco Opinions About tho Gaudaur O'Coiinor Boat Eace. BASEBALL KEWS OF INTEREST. Popular Talk as to What League Is. the National GENERAL SPORTING NEWS OF TEE DAI Undoubtedly shooting that is, target and wins shooting is more popular to-day than it ever was in Pittsburg. There are more shooters of a classical type than were ever here, and their enthusiasm is more intense in their sport than it was ever known to be in Pittsburg. There are not only more shooters, but there are really wore admirers of shooting in any of its branches. To prove this one only need refer to the prosper ous clubs that are springing up all round the neighborhood. This new enthusiasm has certainly created a rivalry that did not exist formerly among shooters hereabouts. As a result challenges, public and private, are numerous. To-morrow the Herron Gun Club will have a contest on handicap terms that will, or ought at least, give a fair test of individual merit. How ever, this is not the great question at issue among shooters. The premier question among rifle experts particularly is: Where does America "stand among the countries in the world as rifle shooters? HTJGGEXS TALKS BUSINESS. Regarding the question Mr. J. A. Hnggins, the champion rifle snot, said many interesting things yesterday. During a long conversation he pointed out one or two facts that are worthy the attention of everybody connected with shooting, either by rifle or gun. He said: "It is a mistake for the world at large to think that America's best rifle shots are beaten because the American team is beaten annually at Wim bledon and other places in England. This year the regular military team of 12 has been arranged to go to England to represent Amer ica. This team is selected from Massachusetts, and 1 say positively that many twelves Kill be left behind who are superior. 'Now I aon't want to talk for mere talking's sake. I am only inclined to speak because the best rifle shooters in this country in the way of a team of 12 or 16 or as low as 8 have had no chance to make their mark abroad. In En gland the military practice in rifle shooting is much more regular and exacting probably than here: at any rate almost the only good rifle Eliots there are among the military. In America the be6t rifle shots are to be found among the common everyday citizens. There fore I make this bold statement that we will produce 12 men, all Americans, who will go and do battle at the targets with men from any other country on the globe. I say this as a matter of pride for the country: unt as an individual. I may uot be in the 12 chosen, because I know many good shots in America. However. I can sav this much, and that is my offer will be backed up any time it is called. "I had contemplated taking a team of Americans to Europe, but the fact that the military dozen are going tettles any project we might have had in view. Of course, as I have already intimated, our military niav be beaten, and we still have the champion rifle team of the world in America." . Mr. Husgms has hart several offers to go to Europe this year. The Bullard Arms Company particularly has offered to pay all his expenses foratnp across the Atlantic Mr. Hnggins will probably not gb except he can get a, team, and engagements tor that team, to travel and con test through the principal cities in Europe. A team that he would name would yneet all comers, cither military or otherwise He ex pects that offers will be made to au American team before the summer is far advanced. Big Bar at the Combination Sale. Lexuj gtok, February 2L The sale of trot ters here to-day was most phenomenal, the 61 head sold bringing a total of $142,G30. The price paid for Bell Boy is the highest ever paid for a horse in America, either trotter or thorouchbred. Hon Felix, by Electioneer, TV. T. Woodard, Lexington, P.5U0; Coquette, by Electioneer, Miller & Sibley. Franklin, Fa., $X; Ycnnetta, by General Kenton, D. Kleink, fGOO; Aphrodite, by Clav, J. II- Clark, Elmlra, K. 1"., 600; Bell Boy, by Electioneer, J H. Clark, Elmlra, If. Y.. and G. H. Hopper, Unionville, O., 51,000; Blue Grass Hambletonian, by Victor Ton Bismarck, J. E. Madden, Lexington, $5,850: Hamletta, bv Hamlet, if. Everton, Hermitage stud, 'aEhvllle. Tenn., 2,100: Stlpper, by Vol unteer. J. E. Clay. Paris. Kv.. f3,W0: l'hantom Clav by Harry Clay, W. bimpson, .New York Cltv, 2,000; Princess Clay by Artillerv.dam Ty Harry Clay, same, SS00: Kate l'atlchcn by Jlambrlno I'alchen. M. Everton, SS75: Anna Me dium bv Happv Medium, C. G. Hlgglns, Lexing ton, K.600: M. I. Laddie bv Harold, J. r Mather, Canal Fulton. O.. S1.10J; Kitty McGrecor tv Itobcrt McGregor, T. C. Jefferson, Lexington, S6.300: aliss Farris ly Victor von Bismarck, b. A. Browne Sz Co., Kalamazoo: Alien., S2.000; Lvle Wilkes by George Wilkes. G. and C. F. Cecil, Danville, Ky., $6,400; Tullahoraa by AlmonU S. C. Lvne, Wlndom, Ky., 2,000: Wcnonah by Rob ert McGregor, S. A. Browne Co., 2.000; Flor HlabvB. McGregor, J. Middlcton, blielbTTille, Ky.. Sl,250; Agate by Cuylor. b. C. Lyne, S325: - Nannenne bv Robert McGregor, Mosher and Record, Gafesbnrg, 111., ?I,123; feir Wilkes bv George Wilkes, J. Stevens Sherman. lex.. "2,02a; Witherspoon, bv Harold, refers and S-obhy, Mt. Sterling, Ky., ?L625; Wlndom, by Red Wilkes, J. V. Call&n, Locustvlllc, Va ft, 2"JO: Four Corners, by Mambrlno Time. A. pahr, 1.550; Mamie Wilkes, by Red Wilkes, Carleton stud, Lexington, (1.325; Maud Messenger, by Messenger Chief. W. T. Turner, Versailles. Ky q,500: Mv Own, by Nutwood, J. Monroe, Cincinnati, O., 1,000; Miss Lane, by Mambrlno Fatcben, J, W. Craw Tord. Lexington, SI, 400: Zclda, by Dictator, B. B. Feake, Georgetown, Ky., S1.O00; Mattlc Ru&selt, by Mambrlno Russell, C W. Williams, Inde pendence, Iowa, SS10: Bedford Bismarck, by Vic tor von Bismarck, Cbrisman Bros., Nichols Mile, Kv., $2,000; 'ut Grove, by twood, W. fpyer. Glen i'alls, H Y.. 475; KlectWood, by Electioneer. J. C Williams. iew York City, 3,100: bappho, by Robert McGreeor. B, SlcCIel lan. Lexington, 1,400; Mary Wilkes, by Red Wilkes. J. H. Maddox. Fulton. O.. JG60: Emrpress Wilke6bv Onward, same, 320; Roxle Wilkes by Red Wilkes, W. H.Gentry, Lexington, SSOO; Mike Bowcnnan by Robert McGregor, Bowerman Bros., Lexington, 600; Jennie Wilkes bv Red Wilkes, G. C Walker, Cincinnati, O., 11,475; Tbornleaf by Young Jim, A. J. Alexander, Wood burns, Ky., 41,200; Blanche Patchen by Mambrlno Patcbcn, J. E. Madden, Jt.075: bally Southworth ny Mambrlno Fatcben. J. S. Clark. Brunswick, K. J., 11.910; Perealga by Permer. dam Prlnceps, R. B. Thomas, Georgetown, Kv 100: Kate Wilkes by Wickllffe, Look 4 Smith. Louisville, 550; Vandalla Wilkes by George Wilkes. J. A. Mlddleton. tl.650: d'Elsie Wood by Nutwood, JJo BolsBro&i, Denver, Col.. 1.050; Elles fcr George Wilkes, E. Lang. Hufialo, . Y., 1,515: Lirta Wilkes by George Wilkes, same, 51,000; McGregor by Robert McGregor, J. B. Pavne, Lexington, 300; Dodd Feet by Pancoast, J. It. Irvine, Bayom Kara, La., 1,475. The Cricketers. The members of the St. Andrews Cricket Club will hold their annual meeting on Satur day evening at 1601 Second avenue. Im portant business will be transacted. The club Sromises to have a fair team next season. It as lost two good bowlers in John Lorsley and 'William Perry. There are still good men left, and the club desires to hear from moicgood players. Only for Receipts. The San Francisco Call, in the issue of the 10th ot this month, points ont the shallowness of the Gaudaur-O'Connor boat race, which is expected to take place at 'Krisco on March L The Call republishes a lengthy opinion of The Dispatch regardinc the race, and the Coir facts go on to show that the Pittsburg opinion was correct, viz., that the race was only for re ceipts. The American Kennel Clnb. UiwToek, February 2L The annual meet ing of the American Kennel Clnb was held to day. August Belmont, Jr.. was elected Presi dent; Tbomas H. Terry, Vice President, and A. P. Vandenbergh, Secretary and Treasurer. The Wnterloo Cop. - LoyDOJr.February 2L In the running for the Waterloo cup to-day, the four winners in the second trial were Fullerton, Herschel, Dancer Signal and Throughend. Stopped by Rain. 1ew Orleans, February 2L The races which were to have been run to-day have been postponed until Saturday on account of rain. OFF THEY GO. The Females Stnrt on the 3G-Honr Pedes trian Journey. There was both fun and excitement at the fe male pedestrian contest yesterday in the Lon don Theater. The attendance was large and tho race was honest, because every contestant was trying to win. Tho wiuner will receive more than anybody who finishes behind her, and it is this idea of gain that makes an honest race, to say nothing of glory, which probably the female pedestrians care more about than money. However, yesterday the race was a good one. Clara Belle, that energetic young woman from Woods' Run, took the lead soon and kept it. Shelis'uiidoubtedlya splendid female pedestrian and in style will teach many men how to walk. Woods' Run, howerer, always puts up genuine ai tides and Clara Belle no doubt is a winner. But i ho the second one will be is a question. Mrs. Robson, a somewhat heavy, but cour ageous lady, is second, but Miss Zellotta, of Al legheny, and Agrie Harvey are pressing her heels closely. Mrs. Robson's heroic efforts are worthy the attention ot men and women of su perior pedestrian abilities. The other con testants were beaten before the day expired, but special prizes will be offered to keep them going. As far as stylo of walking is concerned Miss Jennie Rawson is, perhaps, the best expo nent. She won't win a prize probably, but evi dently she is there to give the public an idea of how truely a young woman can walk. Follow ing was the score at midnight: Miles. Laps. 1. MIssJennleR.inson 23 23 2. Mies Afccie Harrey 32 6 3. Miss Lulu Zcletta 43 1 4. Jllss Alice Itobson 6 9 5. Miss Clara Bell W 19 6. .Miss Mamie Wood IS 7 FINDLAY LOOMS UP. H. C. Fisher Hustling for a Trl-Stnto Leacnc Club There. ISrXCIAI. TZLEGKAK TO THE DISPATCH.! FisdI-ay, O., February 21. H. C. Fisher, who managed the Altoona, Pa., club in 1SS3 and again in liiio, and last'year had charge of the Hamilton, Ont.. club, in tho International League, is in the city working np an organiza tion to place Findlay in the Tri-State League with a good team. He has thus far succeeded admirably, and it is now assured that Findlay will be the eighth or babv club in the Tri-State Association. Fisher will be the manager of the team. Tho Popular Qncstion. Of course the great question yesterday among local baseball people was "What is the League?" Not a citizen could define it. Al Pratt, that receptacle of all that is wise and shrewd, said: "It is something, but legally I don't know what it is." Dozens of people gave definitions as efforts to help the judges and lawvers out, but not a man or woman could even satisfy him or herself. Even Mrs. Phil lips was asked to solve the question, and she, with an art as refined as her looks, replied: "Why, what do you think it is?" Lima's Efforts. rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. LlliA, O., February 2L A large meeting was held last night for the purpose of organizing an association to put a club in the Tri-State League this year. Committees were appointed to solicit subscriptions for a club, and players are being signed. Postponed the Race. Tho sprint race between David R. Sheehan and David Schaffer, of Wheeling, has been Eostponed until March 2. Schaffer has injured is ankle, and the race has been postponed with the assurance thatitwillbefor JSOOaside. The Big Show. New Yotjk, February 21. The awarding of prizes at the Westminster kennel show was concluded last night A large number of peo ple"were present to-day from Philadelphia and other cities. Sporlintr -Votes. SULL1YAJT states that he has had enough of England. The Louisvilles of 'S9 hare been dubbed the "Liables." Tim Keefe has gone to Amherst to coach the college team. Jj'ot a single Washington player is to be found in class A. Harry Spesce has been appointed mana ger of the New Haven club. New Ohleaks claims to have 4S2 letters on file from players what want jobs. George Slosson has challenged any billiard plij er to play him in New York. Arrangements are being made for a fight between Joe Lannon and Jack Ashton. Dave Force and T. M. JIcDermott have been appointed Western Association umpires. A petition is beinz circulated in Hoboken asking that the New York Club settle in that city. Ed Andrews pronounces the sand-stuffed bats a failure. They have no spring and the blow is dead. Mike Kelly, he of tho Bostonians, says John Montgomery Ward will play in New York next season just the same. It is now settled that Easton will fill the va cancy in the new Atlantic League. It, is found impossible to raise a clnb in Scranton.' Belle Hamlin, 2-13f. has been transferred from the farm to Buffalo, and Andrews has commenced training her for next season's work. The negotiations between Catcher Holbert and the Columbus team have fallen throucb. as that plaver wanted more money than the club could afford to give. The Hartford club has raised but 52,100 of the Sv,Q00 needed to start a club in that city. Further subscriptions will bo sought, and another meeting held next week. Harry Wright will tace 16 players to Florida to eat oranges and practice. Mike Kelly has decided to join the combination, which will leave March 1 for Jacksonville. Manager Sam Trott, of the Newarks, is after another phenomenal unknown pitcher from the South. He is said to be a "giant," be ing 6 feet 3 inches in height and weighing 19S pounds. "PrrrSBiniG Phil" and his brother, with Frank Horrey and R. E. Aiken, are in San Francisco looking over "Lucky" Baldwin's string of flyers. Phil says Haggin's Ransom is the coming world beater. Denny Lyons, the hard-hitting third base man of the Athletics, has arrived home from ML ClementSjhavinff just finished soaking at that place. He says the St. Louis Browns will not win the pennant the coming season. Manager Mutrie received the following note yesterday, written on a postal card: "Don't you think the directors of the NewYork Clnb oucht to consider hrst before they move to Staten Island, as it will cost a fellow close to a dollar, and that will be tough on the bleach ing boards?"' New York Sun. Said Arlic Latham, at Philadelphia the other day: "I am no longer an actor. 'Fash ions'was too much for me,andl mourn the loss of S375 back salary. But I'll be all right when the robins nest again. Mike Kelly wants me to double up with him to play 'The Two Uromios,' now that Robison and Crane have split, but Kcl' is a bad actor and has no tal ent." The Australians evidently were not able to fathom Captain Anson and nis mysterious ways of kicking, for one of the papers says edi torially: "But there is one thing our people do not understand; that is, why does Anson, of Chicago, walk in front of the first goal and shake his finger at one of the catchers so earn eutly and then walk back with his head down and his face very redT" Gil Hatfield still thinks that the New York Club should give him a chance. He says that the club is the best in the world to work for. but he wants a chance to play. "He says that if the New York Club will give him a trial for one montb, and at the end of that time if he does not play a better short stop, and bat as well as Ward did last season, he would go out of tho business. "Of course," says Gil, "some players may feel satisfied to sit on the bench and draw their salary, but that is not my nature." EAW TV'OOL in feance. Condition of tho Import Trnde Decrease In Cotton Goods. A Paris correspondent says that the report just published by the Central Department of French custom houses tends to show that the importation of raw wool and cotton into France has decreased considerably during the last three years. As regards ool, the importation amounted in 18S5 to about 200,000,000 kilos, but fell in 1SS7 to about 176,000,000 kilos, and to less than 174,001,000 kilos in 18SS, showing a diminu tion of nearly 13 per cent during the three ears in question. The cotton imported into France in ISSd figured for about 146,000.000 kilos, while tho returns of 18SS scarcely reach 133,000, 000 kilos. The stock of wool bonded at the end of 1SSS only amounted to 161,000 kilos as against 277,000 kilos in 1SS6. All Abonrd for Samoa, Sax Francisco, February 21. The United Slates man-of-war Monongahela left Hare Island at 1 o'clock this afternoon, direct for Samoa. THE LICENSE LIST S &3 in the Saturday issue of The Dispatch. DEAD MEN DON'T TALE And All of Informer Pigott's Deal ings Were With That Class. HIS MYSTERIOUSLY GAUZY TALE Was Soon Punctured, and He Broke Down When Cross-Examined. THE CASE HAS AIEEADT COLLAPSED To All Practical rnrposes, and (he Result is bnt a Question of Time. Pigott, the chief witness against Parnell, testified before -the commission yesterday. His stories were almost laughable in their absurdity. It was shown he himself had pronounced all of the Timet' letters false. He broke down, and made confused and un intelligible denial. The friends of Ireland are jubilant over the outlook. SOCIAL TZLT.GEAM TO THB DISPATCH.) London, February 21. Chief Builder Pigott didn't look happy when he re entered the witness box this morning. He seemed worried instead of flattered by the close attention he received, and finally sought refuge in the contemplation of the ceiling from a hundred or more pairs of eyes directed toward him. He started off with a lengthy story ot meeting Eugene Davis, which Houston practically antici pated yesterday, and which didn't improve in flavor by rehashing. According to Pigott, Davis was for a while very shy of giving information, but once his coyness was overcome he ladled horrors into the simple Pigott's gaping mouth with reckless prodigality. One queer feature ot the story was that although no money admittedly passed, Davis violated oaths, betrayed friends and political leaders, and took the risk of assassinational for the love and promises of Pigott, whom he had never previously mil in the flesh. A GUINEA A DAY. Pigott, comfortably fixed with a guinea daily fee and traveling expenses on a lib eral 'scale, went to work with natural delib eration. He dodged about considerably be tween Dublin, Paris and Switzerland, and evidently enjoyed himself with the zeal pe culiar to people who know they are having a good time at the expense of others. Anon, however, a little bird whispered that certain Irish-Americans had arrived in Europe, and, as Houston about the same time began re spectfully to suggest that business was busi ness and guineas were guineas, Pigott went to Paris. There hisluck. If one may use the term with out irreverence In such an infamous con nection, was actually providential. He met a ma in the street who hid for sale the very ar ticles for which Pigott was searching. Morris Murphy was the stranger's name, and strange to say, he claimed Pigott as a former employer. Pigott didn't remember Murphy, but that was no objections to doing business with him. A bargain was struck, but at the last moment, the mysterious Murphy, who of course is dead in troth, Pigott might have been au undertaker judging from the number of dead men with whom he has had business relations declared that Pigott must go to New York to get per mission of tho secret council of Clan-Na-ttael. This means further delay and more guineas, bnt Pigott nobly sacrificed himself and went to New York. Again his luck was phenom enal. Within half an hour after bis arrival at the Metropolitan Hotel one Breslin, also dead, handed him a sealed packet, with which Pigott returned, waved it triumphantly for a moment before the infatuated Houston's dazzled eyes, and then hied him to the man of mystery, Murphy. MYSTERY PBEVAILS. Then followed a meeting with the Clan-Na-Gaels In an obscure cafe, the administration of fearsome oaths and other sulphurous accesso ries, and finally triumph and cash. Three weeks later the repentant conspirators de manded the return of tho letter at any cost; followed by a refusal, threats and despair, but the brave Pigott once more ventured to Paris and met in the streets one Tom Brown, a com plete stranger, who must have been his elective affinity. "You want some Parnell lettersT" "1 do," said Pigott. 'Tve lots of them," said Brown. "I'll buy them." quoth Pigott - ' More conspirators' cafes, oaths, perilous ad ventures, triumph, letters, cash on delivery. Later more luck approaching the miraculous, another stranger m the street, another bargain struck, a third batch of letters secured of the confiding Houston. Then Attorney General Webster shifted the scene to the Labouchere affair, whereat Pigott became more nervous and his nerves played such comical tricks with his tongue as to render his words at times unintelligible. It was ticklish ground, and Webster tned his best to steer his man. Nevertheless, Pigott cave him self away with ludicrous completeness to the huge and uncontrolled delight of nearly the whole distinguished audience, of whom not one person outside the Times clique felt any thing but the profoundest contempt and aversion of the unwholesome old man in the witness box. It became clear that Pigott, puffed np by the success with which he had duped the Times, had evidently designed to milk the other side, and then escape abroad with bis Dooty, The audacity of the undertaking almost com manded respect. But its ignominious failure excited no pity. RUSSELL'S PSSY. Sir Charles Russell rose at 2:45 p. u., and, after gazing awhile steadily at his prey, the great cross-examiner suddenly requested the witness to write certain words. Pigott imme diately became limp, and thereafter his back bone obstinately neglected its natural function. Xhe words were written slowly ana nervously, and the precious manuscript was immediately sent off to the photographer. The firstjseries of questions referred to the Pigott-Egan correspondence cabled you in ad vance last night. The matter wasn't gone into at length.butit is held in reserve. Then followed a string of questions which added to Pigott's already pitiful discomfort, showing as they did the questioners intimate knowledge of many things which the witness hoped were secret or forgotten. Ere long the court had been made aware that tHe patriotic Pigott had been in constant communication with the Irish Gov ernment admittedly since 1SS1, and presumably lor nearly 20 years. One of his earliest blackmailing'efforts was made in 1873, when be tried to persuade no less a personage than Earl Spencer, the viceroy, that he had information worth purchasing. The same game, with poor success, was played on Sir George Trevelyn Harcourt, and, in fact, on the leading members of successive Govern ments. The hich-souled patriot stood un masked as a veritable wretch. The agony on the old man's face as the terrible questions were thundered forth and impossibility of wriggling out of answering them was realized, could be seen with startling clearness. BAFFLED AND BEATEN. It was positively fascinating, and, as an im mediate study of human wretchedness, com parable only to the drooping jaws and woebe gone features of the devotees of Soames, Mac Donald and Houston, as they sat in their pride of place, and. perforce, witnessed the vivisec tion of their idol. But revelations more damn ing and more dramatic were to follow. Upon the very eve of the publication of the Times' calumnies, the material for which had been mainly manufactured by Pigott,be bad written to the Archbisbop of Dublin offering to dis prove them, expressing disbelief in their truth fulness, and hinting at the stupendous disaster about to overwhelm the Irish leaders, which he alone was in a position to avert The effect on Pigott was prodigious. Ho alternately clawed at his bald pate and his white beard, like one whose wits were wander ing, whined out that the Archbisbop had be trayed a confidence as sacred as the con fessional, denied, admitted, denied aeain that -he had written the letter, explained and ad mitted nis inaoiiityto explain, ana nnaiiyin extreme anguish wailed forth, a reply to the final question so utterly ludicrous that every one, from the crave Judees to the wearied re porters burst into loud laughter, and then the court adjourned. Pigott, shadowed by two stalwart detectives, charged with his safeguard, shrunk out of court into the busy Strand, and thence few know where, pursued by a round of lusty cheering rising high above the roar of the street traffic, which greeted the appearance of the jubilant Irish members. The Timet case has already collapsed. That is the universal opin ion, and were it not forhisguardUne aforesaid, it is very probable that Perjurer Pigott would ignominiously bolt to foreign climes. A Fatal Mistake Cur Pigott. IOSTOX, February 22. The Ifews under stands that in the witness box Pigott, when asked to write the words hesitancy and likeli hood, spelled them "hesitency" and "Ilkele hood." Both misspellings occurred in the alleged. Parnell letters. IEELAND AND SAMOA Furnish Live Topic for Dcbnto in the Bouse of Commons Germany Still Rnmpnnt The Crisis in Franco O'Brien Removed to Another J nil. London, February 21. In the Queen's speech to-day reference was made to affairs in Ireland and Samoa as follows: Early in the session your attention will be asked to measures for- the development of the material resources of Ireland, and for amending the constitution or the various tribunals having special jurisdic tion over real property in Ireland. The statutes recently passed for the restoration of order and confidence in Ireland have been attended with salutary results. I have consented to take part in a conference with Germany and Amer ica, at Berlin, upon the Samoan question. This will be a continuation of tho conference recently held in Washington on tho same sub ject Mr. Gladstone, in opening the debate on the address in reply to the Queen's speech, said he hoped the Government would enlighten the House regarding affairs in Samoa and Zanzibar at the earliest possible moment He made a sarcastic reference to the ambitious legislative programme outlined by tho royal speech, and expressed an earnest hope that Parliament would be prorogued before Christmas eve. Iu complaining that there was no indication of legislation acceptable to the Irish people, he said that the Government had rendered an elaborate Irish debate inevitable by inserting a sentence in the address implying approval of their Irish'pollcy, which was totally at variance with the views of the opposition. He inti mated that he would offer no technical oppo sition should the Government be willing to amend the sentence. In conclusion he prom ised to assist the Government In forwarding the business of the country. Mr. W. H. Smith, the Government leader de clared that the Government was quite ready to meet Mr. Gladstone's challenge. Regarding the Samoan question he said that papers were being prepared, but that, pending the confer ence, the Government was unable to express any decided opinion on the subject, although he might state that Germany had strongly de clared she would not recede from any of her engagements as to the. rights of Englishmen and Americans in Samoa. Mr. John Morley gave notice that he would introduce an amendment to tho address in re ply to the speech from the throne, condemn ing the administration of the law in Ireland as harsh, unjust and oppressive, and asking that measures be adopted to content the Irish and to establish a real union ol ureat Britain ana Ireland. Mr. Gladstone was enthusiastically cheered by the opposition on entering the House. The Ministerialists cheered Mr. Balfour, while the opposition hissed him and shouted "Pigott" Mr. Smith was similarly greeted. It is univer sally admitted that the session will be the fiercest on record. The Irish actions of the Government will be vigilantly watched, This programme Is approved by Mr. Gladstone. The Tronble In France. Several Paris papers state that the new Cabinet has almost been completed, and tht M. Meline will be Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture; M. DeFreycinet. Minister of War; M. Barbcg, Minister of Marine; M. Con stans. Minister of the Interior; M. Rouvier, Minister of Finance; M. Sarien. Minister of Justice; M. Lonbet, Minister of Public Works, and M. Dontresme. Minister of Commerce. The selections for Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education have not yet been decided upon, 8H1I After Klein. The German papers assert that Klein, the American, who is charged by Germany with having led the Mataafaites in Samoa when the Germans were repulsed in December last, was born in Lahr and served as a serzeant in the German army during the Franco-Prussian war. He was, so it is stated, subsequently compelled to leave Germany and went to America. Ireland's Heroic Martyr. O'Brien, who was sentenced at Tralee on Tuesday last to six months' imprisonment for violating the crimes act, was to-day conveyed by a strong guard to the Galway jail, where he will undergo his sentence. An excited crowd of people gathered at Tralee to witness his de parture. A Cabinet Impeached. At Bucharest tho Chamber of Deputies to day, by a vote of 101 to 11, adopted the motion to impeach the Bratiano Cabinet, and appoint ed a commission to investigate the matter. A PAETIAL SUCCESS. Railroad Presidents Succeed In Effecting an Organization With Part of the Roads Opinions Differ as to the Result. Chicago, February 21. The proposition to perfect the organization of the Inter-State Commerce Railroad Association, with lines that have signed the Presidents' agreement, instead of laboring further with the com panies that have refused to sign, was carried to-day, and the association is now a fact. The membership is composed of 18 roads, out of 22 which were at first deemed neces sary to the adoption of the agreement. The "Wisconsin Central for some unexplained reason, changed front and became a party to the contract, notwithstanding its em phatic declaration of the preceding day that it could not do so if the Chicago, Burling ton and Northern remained out. A strong fight was made by several of the Presidents to bring about some kind of an organization, principally on the ground that a failure at this staee of the proceed ings would destroy confidence in "Western railroad values, and possibly tend to a de moralization of rates. The objectors were finally brought into line and the following named companies signed the agreement, with the understanding that it becomes ef fective immediately: The Chicago and Alton, the Rock Island, the Chicago, Burlincton and Quincy, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Chicago, St Paul and Kansas City, the Chicago and Northwest em, the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha, the Wisconsin Central, Missouri Pa cific, 'the Atchison, Topekaand Santa Fe, the Union Pacific, St. Louis and San Francisco, Wabash Western, Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern, Minneapolis and St. Louis, Iowa central, fort worm ana nenverana tne Wa bash. The four roads not in the agreement are the Illinois Central, the Chicago, Burling ton and Northern, the Kansas City, Fort bcott and Memphis, and the Missouri, .Kan sas and Texas. The details of the agree ment were not completed this evening, and an adjournment was taken until to-morrow at 10 o'clock. Messrs. Hughitt, McNulta, McMillan and Miller were constituted a committee to confer with Alace F. Walker, of the Inter-State Commerce Commission, and ascertain if he will accept the Chair manship of the Inter-State Commerce Rail way Association. The skeptics look npon the final action of the Presidents as something of a farce. They contend that the association will be of no practical value with several important roads omitted, and that it cannot long survive. The Presidents talk differently, however, and apparently time alone can determine which view is correct. DON'T WANT ANI IN TUEIES. Electricians Disapprove of Using the Chained L.lKhtning to Kill Criminals. Chicago, February 21. In the Elec trical Association convention to-day a reso lution by Dr. Otto A. Moses,.protesting against the efforts to introduce electricity on the form of alternating currents as a means for the infliction of death on con demned criminals, was adopted. The reso lution pledges the members of the associa tion to decline to allow any electric current under their control to be used for such igno ble purposes. The reason for the adoption of the resolu tion was stated to be because the agitation for the electrical death method was almost wholly due to the efforts of persons inter ested in arousing prejudice against power ful electric light currents by exaggerating their dangers. The next meeting of the association will be at Niagara Falls. DEPEQTITE BRIDGE BUILDING. The Big Steal Perpetrated Upon nn Unsus pecting Kansas Coanty. Kansas City, February 21. It was dis-covered'to-day that the Southern bridge, across the Kansas river at this point, which was constructed in 1866 at a cost to "Wyandotte cotfnty of 5180,000, had been built in a very shabby manner. The piers were filled with sand, and even the s'tone is crumbling. Experts say the cost of construction could not have exceeded $60,000, It is not known as yet who pocketed thatl20,000, bat an in vestigation win probably follow. NOT EXACTLY HOGS. Standard Oil Magnates Reaching for Another Mammoth Monopoly. THEY GO INTO, DRESSED BEEP,' Backed 'by $25,000,000 Capital. About 2,000,000 Acres of Land, and AN UNLIMITED QUANTITY OF NEETE. Cattle to bs Grazed in Mexico and New Mexico, Killed, and Sold Eterywhere. A gigantic Dressed Meat Trust is the latest sideshow to the great and only Stand ard show in the main tent. Standard Oil and Cottonseed Oil people have organized a company with $25,000,000 capital, ranches in New Mexico already owned by the mem bers of the monopoly have been pooled, to the number of 51,000 acres, and nearly 2,000,000 acres of table land in Mexico added, for grazing purposes. Slaughtering is to be done at Kansas City, after the cattle have been fattened 50 miles from there. Even retail markets in the Fast' are in cluded as a part of the mammoth scheme. ;Sr-ECUL TELEGKAM TO TIIE DISrATCIT.l New York, February 21. It was an nounced yesterday that the establishment of a dressed meat company, in which Standard oil and cotton seed oil people are interested, would soon be made known. This was said in speaking of the present strong tendency of both investors and speculators to seek other fields than railroad securities. The company is called the American Meat Com pany. Over a year ago John H, Davis & Co., bankers, perceived the growing distrust of railroad securities among their customers, and sent a committee to Mexico and New Mexico, of whose work this company is the, result. In the prospectus the firm gives these reasons ior recommending the enter prise: First The overbuilding and consequent Serce competition of railroads has caused a general reduction of dividends, which in turn has led many capitalists and investors to hold aloof from their usual Investment in railway securi ties. Second The distrust of railway stocks has di verted the attention of manyothersfrom shares to bonds that the supply of the latter is getting low, and first-class bonds are so "high in price as to vield but small return unon cost. Third Furtherrailroad bull ding will belarge ly restricted this year, and there will be but few issues of desirable new bonds, to which invest ors have usually looked for the most profitable returns. AN AEBAT OF WELL-KNOWN NAMES. The projectors and backers of the scheme are chiefly J. H. Flagler, President; J. O. Moss, Vice President; Charles E. Coon, Secretary; Jenning S. Cox, Treasurer; Ormond Hammond, Jr., General jaaua?er; Alexander lireen and .Robert G-. Ingersoll, counsel; John H. Davis & Co., bankers; S. V. White, 'Stephen "W. Dorsev, Colonel Joseph W. Dwyer, Governor Eoadly and E. ,S. Converse. All of these except Messrs. Coon, Cox, Alexander, Green and Davis, and with the addition of Mr. Dorsey's sister-in-law, Mrs. Peck, owned ranches in Grant and Colfax coun ties, New Mexico, upon the Mexican border. They pooled their property, amounting to 51,000 acres, and have purchased 1,828,000 acres of table land, across the river in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. The pooled property went in at from S12 to $20 an acre, and the Mexican property was obtained, the projectors say, on too good terms to tell about. It consisted en tirely of ranches whose owners have been stockholders. Ormond Hammond, Jr., en tered by pooling the "Western Dressed Beef Company's slaughter houses, at Kansas City, 1,000 acres and 12 markets in Balti more. Fifty miles from Kansas City 10,000 acres of grazing land haye been purchased. The idea is to ship the cattle to the grazing farm, fatten them there, reship to Kansas City, where they will be-slaughtered, and from that point distributed in refrigerator cars to Eastern markets. The scheme doesn't end there, since it contemplates the establishment of markets in the Eastern cities and the sale of meat direct to the con sumer. BIG MONET IN IT. The prospectus sets forth the capitaliza tion at $25,000,000, divided into 250,000 shares, at $100 a share. But Mr. Flagler modifies this statement as follows: The present actual capitalization Is $15,000,000. of which $7,000,000 have been subscribed for at 75. Of the balance of $8,000,- uuu one-nan win soon be put on the market also at 75. The authority to add $10,000,000 more to the capital stock was asked of the Legislature of New Mexico in view of the possibilities of further growth suggested by the expressed desire of ranch men for many miles around the Mexican property to come in. The projectors declare that not a share of stock has gone for less than 75; that the American ranches have gone in below their value, and that the Mexican property and live stock have been purchased at astonish ingly low prices. The former dismal failure of the Marquis de Mores does not dismay the projectors. They say that Dakota is too cold for ranching. GENERAL SHERMAN'S SISTEE DEAD. Mn. Charles W. Moulton Expires nt the Residence of Her Son In New Vork. tSPECIAL TE1EGBAM TO THB DISPATCH.! New Yobk, February 21. Mrs. Charles W. Moulton, sister of General "W. T. Sher man, died to-night at the residence of her son, John S. Moulton, 92 West Sixty-eignin street. She was o years old. She was born -in Lancaster, O., the youngest of four children. Her maiden name was Frances Sherman. She spent most of her life in Glendale, O. In 1854 she married. Her husband died a year ago, and since that her health has gradually failed. ghe leaves three married daughters, Mrs. H. E. Probasco, Mrs. C. H. Eockwell. and Mrs. Haldeman, all of Ohio. Her brother, the General, was with her almost every day, and they were in constant telegraphic com munication with Senator John Sherman. The remains will be taken to Glendale to morrow morning. WASHINGTON TO MEXICO. Semi-Monthly Through Trains to bo Pat On Next DIonth. "Washington, February 21. Arrange ments have been completed by which the Montezuma special, the through train be tween New Orleans and the City of Mexico will be run to Washington, making semi monthly trips. That train will be made up of four Pullman vestibule cars, and will be run over the Mexican International and the Southern Pacific. This train service was put on between New Orleans and the North of Mexico on the 7th inst., and the first run to "Washing ton will be made on the 9th of next month. A Transitory Mark. New York Snn.J Bjones I never noticed before that Miss Van Cluse had a scar under her eye. Merritt Neither she has. Her pencil must have slipped. DIED. GILIi At Chicago, on Wednesday, February 20. 18S9, William J. Gill, in his 44th year. Funeral services at the house of his brother, A. J. Gill, No. 2M Arch street, ' Allegheny, on SATUBBAY.Febaary 23.atlOA.il. Interment private. PAKTUD IN PEACE. Tho Free Trade Convention Winds Up Har. monloasly Plans for Propaganda Cleveland Warmly Indorsed A Cnttle Man's Idea. Chicago, February 21. The out-and-out free traders in the Tariff Reform Convention decided, after a conference to-day, to make no attempt to reopen the debate upon the - declaration of principles. They persuaded themselves that they had gone before the country sufficiently in their speeches of Wednesday, and they be lieved in the convention they had attained a moral victory. So when the convention assembled to-day the report of the Commit tee on Resolutions was readopted, as it had been trimmed down bythetanff-for-revenue men. The deliberate declaration of the convention upon the tariff question, there fore, is We bold that it is the natural right of every man to freely exchange hislaboror tho product of his labor to the best advantage. We declare ouruelves unalterably opposed to the so-called protective system, and demand the prompt abrogation of all protective features from the tariif.' The supplemental resolutions providing for the appointment of a "committee of nine to perfect and prosecute plans for propagating the principles in these resolu tions announced," were also adopted with out dissent. Mr. Bawker, of New York, offered the following, which was loudly ap plauded, and was adopted by a rising vote: We honor President Cleveland for his brave, manly and statesmanlike course on making larui reiorm me issue Deiore tne people: we see in the increased popular majority which that issue won for him, and in tho increase of his vote in the industrial centers, assurance of tho early triumph of "the people's cause," and we pledge ourselves to increasing agitation until that triumph is. won. During the afternoon the literature of the tariff question was further increased by pa pers and speeches upon special features, notably an address by George J. Brihe, a uuicago Board of Trade man, calling at tention to the numerous bills proposing re striction of commerce between the States, or, as they are called, "cattle inspection" bills, which, he declared, were the latest phases of the protection idea disguised as sanitary precautions. Hugh Penticost attacked protection as a superstition. The only way to treat a fetich, he said, is to in snlt it. President Cleveland had the cour age to slap it in the face, and this conven tion had kicked it. Among the delegates enrolled to-day were three ladies from the Chicago Women's Clnb, and one of the speakers this afternoon was Mrs. Marion S. Todd, of Michigan. The closing business of the convention was a lively set-to over the time and place of the next convention. The matter was finally relegated to the committee of nine. To night there was a love feast in the form of a grand banquet at the Palmer House, with toasts and responses ad infinitum. THE GEEMAN STOEY. Their Side of the Troubles In Snmon Given The Richmond Was Searched Became She rind Ammunition for the Alleged Rebels The En- gllsh Attitude. San Feancisco, February 21. A con sular letter sent ont from Apia, January 30, to the different German Consulates and giv ing the German version of affairs in Samoa, is printed the Honoluluuef in of February 12, which reaches here by steamer. Speak ing of the situation on the island the latter says: Nearly all black plantation men have been driven from their plantations by Alataafa's men, Vaitele plantation alone losing not less than 310 men. Pigs, poultry and horses have also been driven off by armed band3 of men. On several occasions dwellings of the planters have been robbed and the inhabitants threat ened with violence. After quoting the order of the German Consul, Knappe, proclaiming the state of war at Samoa, the consular letter continues, the following being the remaining portion of letter: On account of above the foreign residents became alarmed, and wondering what the next move by the Germans would be. All the goods brought by the Richmond were searched by officers from the German men-of-war. This action was rendered necessary from the fact that on her previous trip the Rich mond had imported 27.000 pounds of ammunition, which was secreted in barrels supposed to contain meat. According to the proclamation any person giving advice to Mataafa, would be liable to arrest. Consequently the passengers of tne Rich mond who visited Mataafa on Sunday were taken charge of by the German authorities Monday morning, until a satisfactory explana tion was given. Colonel De Coetlo gon, the English Consul, took excep tions to the actions of the Germans. The English residents were highly pleased at the strong stand taken by their Con sul. Their nerves 'however, received a severe shock when Captain Fritze, of the Adler, se nior naval officer of the German men-of-war stationed here, issued the following notice in writing: Proclamation has been issued by H. De Coet- logon, iter isniisn Majesty's consul ior Samoa, stating that tho British subjects are solely and entirely under jurisdiction of Her Majesty, the Queen, and under authority of Her Majesty's Consul and Depnty Com missioner, notwithstanding the declara tion of martial law in the Samoa Islands by the Imperial Government. I herewith declare all British subjects in Samoa under martial law, and they will be tried by martial law if they shonld interfere in any way with the Ger man authorities. The action of the Germans were severely criticised by the English and Americans here. In justification of their proceedings the Germans give the following reasons: On the 18th of December war virtually began with a battle at Fnbales between the German sailors and the rebels. This was the canso that Samoan Islands were declared in state of war by the German authorities, it being absolutely necessary to declare war when war had been the order of the day for about a month. The effects an4 rights arising from that declaration are the same as if a declaration of war bad been issued. Martial law has therefore, with reason, been proclaimed, and all nationalities are subject to it. A TEEI IMPORTANT STEP. The Northern Faciflc Railroad Company Forms n Perpetual Trust. tEFECLVL TZLEGBjIM TO TIIE DISFATCn.l New Yobk, February 21. The North ern Pacific Railroad Company took to day the most important step it has taken in years. It his been a long time in deciding what to do relative to the Oregon Railway and Navigation property, its natural outlet to the Pacific coast, bnt to-day it committed itself to a comparatively new project that has been the subject of negotiation between Presi dent Thomas F. Oakes and Chairman Bob ert Harris, of the Northern Pacific, and President Charles Francis Adams, of the Union Pacific. The agreement between these two com panies, and to which the Union Pacific's auxiliary line, the Oregon Short Line, is incidentally a party, is. entitled an "arbitration contract." It differs mater ially from any, sc'jerue that has yet been devised to accomplish a similar purpose, namely, the practical consolidation of several properties in the interests. The agreement or contract provides that all of the branch lines of the Northern Pa cific in Oregon and Washington Ter ritory, and the lease of the Ore gon Eailway and Navigation Company and its branch lines to the Oregon Short Line' Company, which use a part of the Union Pacific system, owing to its guaran tee of that lease and its ownership of the short line, shall be turned over to five man aging trustees. The " trust is a perpetual one, and under its terms the stocks of all the Northern Pacific branch lines are to be deposited in a trust company and the voting power given to the managers of the trust. lis Was Iiacky. New York San.l ' Hard up Did you see anything of the umbrella I left here this morning. Hotel Clerk Yes. The owner happened to see it and took it away, THE CABINET MELON. Almost Time to Cnl it, and New York Seems Yet More Than Liable to GET ONLY A BIT OP THE RIND. Indiana BepnDlicans Determined That Partner Miller's Slice SHALL BE TOO S0DE TO BE EATEN. The Lnsdou3 Piece Offered to Mr. Thomas is Knocted Oat of His Hand. New York's last chance to get a bite of the Cabinet watermelon is at hand. Jndge Daniels is now hinted at as a possibility in that direction. It has several contingencies, though, anyone of which could take the bite out of the mouth of the Empire State. Congressman Thomas is the latest slated member of the coming Cabinet to be knocked out by the correspondents. His opportunity is now out of sight. California wouldn't unite on Swift, and Harrison couldn't com promise on Estec. ISFKCUL TZLECBAM TO TOT DISPATCH.l Indianapolis, February 21. If the New York Republicans really want any thing from the next administration now is the time for them to jump in. If they hustle themselves they may get something beside the rind of the Cabinet watermelon, after all. The Cabinet is not brokpn yet, but it is beginning to show signs of the tre mendous strain that is being brought to bear upon it. Bight here in Indianapolis the most evident feature is the decidedly shaky aspect of the Miller part of the combination. The bitter opposition that the news of the selection of Mr. Miller for Attorney Gen eral aroused among the Bepublicans of Indi ana cannot be understood in the Fast, where they take their politics less severely. All the workers of the party are against Miller, and they are all saying so in their loudest tones and their most emphatic penmanship. Hoosier backwoods statesmen, who write only one letter a year, are making their annual epistle for 1880 a protest to Gen eral Harrison against the appointment to the Cabinet from his State of a man who, it is alleged, has never done any political work except to stamp the State for Horace Greeley. no flies on colonel new. The bnlk of the open work in this line comes from the Hasten faction of the party. but this is not because the John C. New faction is any the less opposed to Mr. Mil ler. Colonel New is a sly dog, and he and his friends think it. is policy to let the other fellows saw the wood and hanl in the water in this fight, while the New men stand ready to reap the benefits of success or escapn the odium of defeat "Whether all the Hoosier howling is hav ing any effect on the plans of the President elect or not, it has worked the howlers up to a wonderful state of confidence and enthusi asm. To-night they are sure that Partner Miller has been knocked out of the Cabinet, and that Judge Charles Daniels, of New York, is to take his place. This appoint ment, they say, is to be made without re gard to whether "Warner Miller accepts the Department of Agriculture or not. It is alleged that the tender to Judge Daniels has already been made. There is reason to donbt whether any such step has yet been taken or not, though' it is among the possibilities, especially if "Warner Mil ler will not have the hayseed department. WHAT EUINED THE PACIFIC COAST. It is fully as likely in case "Warner Miller accepts that the Department of Justice will go to the Pacific coast. It would have gone there anyway if the Pacific' coast Bepublicans could have agreed on Swift. The party .workers there generally declare in favor of -Estee, and this has em barrassed the President-elect, who didn't think Estee was the 'man wanted. Dispatches1 from Washington to-day in dicate that a break is imminent at another point in the Cabinet, and it is believed here that they are correct. Thomas has from the first been a doubtful man, and it is very likely that he will be or has been dropped. and that the Navy will go to the Pacific coast or to New York. At the Harrison house to-day everybody has been busy packing up, preparatory to the trip to Washington. There have been but few callers, and most of them have been turned away. Not only General and Mrs. Harrison have denied themselves to callers, but Private Secretary Elijah has resisted the seductive .wooing of the pasteboards, no matter with what name inscribed, and the burden of maintaining the dignity of the establishment has fallen on the shoulders of Stenographer Tibbits and Miss Sanger, THE PBETTY TYPEWRITER of the administration. The only callers of any note were Congressman Brown, of Penn sylvania, ani two Chicago Irishmen, J. F. Beggs and Judge David Lyon. The latter came to talk with General Harrison about the place of Sub-Treasurer at Chicago. They want an Irishman, Dennis Ward, of that city, appointed to that place. Mr. "Ward is the candidate of the Irish-American Club, and to-day's visitors represented that club. They professed on behalf of Irish- Americans generally great satisfaction with the Cabinet, and especially with Blaine and Thomas. The latter, they explain, beside being from Illinois, is the child of parents born in Ireland. THE WEATHER For Western Penn sylvania and West Virginia, fair warm er followed by colder Friday night, south erly winds, becoming high westerly. PrrrSBUBO. February 21, 1SS9. The United States Signal Service officer la this city f urnishes the following. Time. Tlier. TjOOA. V 22 10:COA. K 33 Tier. Meantemn 30 Maxlmnm temp.... 43 l:0OF. M. .-uinimuin temp.... -u Kancre 23 4:00r. m 41, 7:0OF. M 40 8:0OP. K 37 Precipitation CO Hirer at 5 r. m., 8.4 feet, ajall of 3.2 feel la tba lut24 hoars. River Telegrams. rSFZCIAI. TEI.rGR.lMS TO TIIE DI8PATCK.1 Wabben Kiver 1 S-10 feet and stationary. Weather clear and cold. Moboantown River '7 feet and falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 2S at 4 p. M. Beowksvillk River 10 feet and falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 38 at 6 p. at Wheeling River IB feet and falling. De parted, Batchelor. Pittsburg. 10 a. m.: Courier, Parkersburg, New Orleans! Hndson, Cincin nati, 2 p. M. Arrived, Ben Hur. 9 P. M., down with coal tlme.and Jim Wood,4 p. 31. Weather clear; thermometer, 40. A Cold Wave In tbo Northwest. Chicago, February 21. The signal service announces the presence of a cold wave in the Northwest. It is expected to reach the State of Iowa by to-morrow morn ing, sending the mercury down to 5 to 10 below zero, the latter in the western part of the State. ' Blft Wm 22s WE MUST HATE 0LE0. Continued from First Page. counties to bnild bridges across rivers in the event of owners of existing bridges refusing to sell, was defeated. Representative Marland's bill to punish any person not an officer of the commonwealth, city or county, or officer or agent of an incorpor ated society, who shall wilfully solicitany per son to commit any misdemeanor or punishable ofTense, was defeated after considerable debate to-night. LABOE LEGISLATION Rereiving a Favorable Reception at the HanJs oCtbo State solons. fntOJIA ST-lWCORlUSSPOJTDKfT.l Haeeisburg, February 21. Senator Hines'factory inspection bill was amended in committee to-day by reducing the salary of the Chief Inspector from 2,000 to 51,300 per year, and abolishing the office of Assis ant Inspector. The eight doputies at 81,200 per year each are reduced to four al $1,000 each, two of whom shall be females. Several ladies from Philadelphia, including Mrs. Lnzara Wischnewetzky, daughter of Pig Iron Kelly, appeared in favor of the bill. The House to-night passed on second read ing without debate the anti-plnck-me-stors bill. The semi-monthly pay bill also passed second reading, with an amendment striking out the imprisonment penalty, and leaving tba fine from $300 to $1,000 for any one who shall maliciously evade the provisions of the act. Alf INVESTIGATION ORDERED Into tho Affairs of the Soldiers and Saitorm Orphans" Schools. rrnoM A staff correspondent.! Haebisbtteg, February 21. A concur rent resolution passed. both Houses to-day-creating a joint committee of two Senators and five Eepresentatives to investigate and report on the soldiers orphans' schools matter. Senators Gobin and Sloan were appointed as the Senate members and the former special committee of the House was appointed by the Speaker on the joint committee. The organization of the committee in this manner is to give it power to send for persons and papers. Senator Gobin also states that it means the wiping out of the syndicate schools. PATOEABLE ACTION Taken on Morrow's Street Bill Stripping the Lnnncy Commission of Power. FROM A STATP CORRESrOSDBNT.J Haeeisbiteg, February 21. The Muni cipal Corporations Committee to-day acted favorably on Controller Morrow's street bill,. and the bill to elect constables for three years. The Judiciary General Committee acted favorably on the bill to take away from the Lunacy Commission its separate 'powers and vest them in the State Board of Charities, of which the Commission has ail along been the oretically a part while practically independent. A NEW APPORTIONMENT. Senntor Ratan Introduces a Bill, bnt De clines to Disclose Its Provisions. IFROJI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. Haeeisbceg, February 21. Senator Butan introduced a Senatorial apportion ment bill to-day and then immediately took possession of it for the committee. He de clined to give any information concerning it on the ground that the Dill would undoubtedly be much amended in committee. The House committee has not yet reported back Representative Pngh's Senatorial appor tionment bill. They Need it All. TFROJI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.! HARRiSBUKG.February 21. Solicitor George B. Cordon, and General Superintendent Mc Cargo, of Uio Valley Railroad, argued against the Junction Railway eminent domain Dill be fore the Railroads Committee to-day. They showed plans representing that all the property held by their company was needed for the con duct of its Dusiness. For State Trcmnrer. fFEOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.! Haerisbtrg, February 21. Speaker Boyer, f in answer to a direct inquiry, stated to-day that he is a candidate for State Treasurer, but would say nothing further. It is well known, that the tarpon fisher from tho Beaver Valley is not unfrlendlyto 5tr.T30yer's candidacy.and. barring accidents, he will be Captain Hart's successor. To Prevent Wife Bcntinc. rSFECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Harrisbueg, February 21. In the House to-day a bill was introduced by Mr. Boggs, to prevent wife beating and providing a penalty tberetor. The bill provides for the infliction of not less than five lashes nor more than 40 "well laid on." Wolff's Blacking IS A GREAT LABOR SAVER. A SK!NE LASTS A WEEK. RAIN AND SHOW DQH'T AFFECT 17 NO BRUSHING REQUIRED. MAKES A SHOE WATERPROOF. USED BT MEU, "WO MEU ASD CHTT.TiBKX Can ba Trashed like Oil Cloth, and absolntab Softens and Preserves all kinds of Leather. Aiifar it, and do not jars op tai yon got it, and yoS win be well reworded. Sold by Shoe Stores, Grocers, Drogguts, ic For Harness it fa naeqnaled. WOLFF & RANDOLPH, PHMDELFHJ 1TWT3U THE Medal of Excellence has recently been awarded to cSb BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE, OF NEW YORK, The Judges of award being DRS. DAVEN PORT, WOODWARD and 3IILLER, three prominent dentists of New York City. Examine its construction. Ascertain its re sults and you will use no other. A Perfect Polisher. Thorough Cleanser. AT ALL DRUGGISTS. JIWT SUCCESS BREEDS IMITATIONS. Infringemen tyre not Improvements. ON EVERYBODY'S TONGUE. Take a D. K. And be O K. Should be In every dyspeptic's month A D. K.-O. K. TABLET. The DYSPEPSIA KILLERS Original were made by Dit. Makk R. Woodburt; and they are now, and are acknowledged to be tha only sure, safe, speedy and permanent cure for Dyspepsia. Indigestion and Slcfe Headache. 23 and 50 cents a box. Mailed anywhere for the price. DOOLITTXE & S3IITH, Selling A sent; 34 and 26 Treinont t., Qoston.rtlass. For Sale by Geo. A. Kelly & Co., Pittsburg; U016-MF Halford Table Sauce. FOR MEATS, FISH, SOUPS, GRAVIES Et c jal3-71-snvT r 1 Dad bought I w vrf ACME BLACKING ?H sndnihaTBitessynaw.