Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 22, 1889, Page 6, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

J. A. Hnggins Says That 12
American Rifle Shooters
Frisco Opinions About tho Gaudaur
O'Coiinor Boat Eace.
Popular Talk
as to What
League Is.
the National
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
C. Fisher Hustling for a Trl-Stnto
Leacnc Club There.
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.
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
The Louisvilles of 'S9 hare been dubbed the
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
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
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
"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
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.
in the Saturday issue of The Dispatch.
And All of Informer Pigott's Deal
ings Were With That Class.
Was Soon Punctured, and He Broke Down
When Cross-Examined.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
"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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Standard Oil Magnates Reaching for
Another Mammoth Monopoly.
Backed 'by $25,000,000 Capital. About
2,000,000 Acres of Land, and
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.
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
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
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.
Mn. Charles W. Moulton Expires nt the
Residence of Her Son In New Vork.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The Northern Faciflc Railroad Company
Forms n Perpetual Trust.
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
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,
Almost Time to Cnl it, and New York
Seems Yet More Than Liable to
BepnDlicans Determined That
Partner Miller's Slice
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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. '
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
Rereiving a Favorable Reception at the
HanJs oCtbo State solons.
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.
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.
Taken on Morrow's Street Bill Stripping
the Lnnncy Commission of Power.
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
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.
Senntor Ratan Introduces a Bill, bnt De
clines to Disclose Its Provisions.
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.
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.
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
To Prevent Wife Bcntinc.
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."
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.
Medal of Excellence
has recently been awarded to
The Judges of award being DRS. DAVEN
prominent dentists of New York City.
Examine its construction. Ascertain its re
sults and you will use no other.
A Perfect Polisher. Thorough Cleanser.
Infringemen tyre not Improvements.
Take a D. K.
And be O K.
Should be In every dyspeptic's month
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
DOOLITTXE & S3IITH, Selling A sent;
34 and 26 Treinont t., Qoston.rtlass.
For Sale by Geo. A. Kelly & Co., Pittsburg;
Et c
r 1 Dad bought I w