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Director Smith Tells a Few
Facts Auout Glasscock. ,
SOME UXFAIB TBEATMEKT.
The Western Pennsylvania League
to be Organized.
EXCITING GUK SHOOTING CONTESTS.
American Ball Players' Reception Mil the
City of Home.
GENERAL SPOETIXG SEWS OP THE DAI
Mr. A. T. Smith, one of the directors of
the Wheeling Basehall Club, was in the
city yesterday. He is very well informed
on basehall matters and is an intimate friend
of Jack Glasscock, the famous sjiortstop of
the Indianapolis club. Glasscock's home
is at Wheeling, and Mr. Smith has had
many conversations with him recently re
garding his trouble with the Indianapolis
club. During a conversation witli tho writer
yesterday Mr. Smith said:
"Glasscock has made a definite demand for
his release. The officials of the Indianapolis
club have treated him very ungenerously and
unfairly. He is smarting under the sense of the
injustice done him. and I am persuaded that he
means what be says. He tells me that he does
not mean to sin for a cent less than $3,000, and
the club has ottered him $2,500. His case is as
follows: Some time ago the Indianapolis offi
cials offered him S2.50Q to play ball,and an addi
tional S1.000 to manage the team. He was just
in the act of si mng at those terms, when I
told him to hold off a little. I discovered a
snake in the grass. It was easy to see that as
soon as Glasscock was signed, the club could
DISCHARGE HIM AS MANAGER,
and engage another man. He wonld then only
be receiving 52,500, or in other words the exact
sum that the.clnb wants to pay him. He wrote
the club and pointed this feature out and said
he emphatically refused to sign to play ball for
less than S3.000. With this provision he would
be content to manage the club for $500 extra.
Of course the club would not agrco to this,
which only showed that the officials had in
tended to play a very mean trick on Glasscock.
He wrote to President Young on the matter
and asked if he had been classified. Mr. Young
replied briefly to the effect that Glasscock had
been placed in class A and that his
salarv, according to classification, would be
12,6001 Glasscock, however, emphatically re
fuses to play for less than $3,000, and, as I have
said, has demanded his release. He does not
want to remain at Indianapolis, and I think
Pittsburg would do well to try and make a deal
to get hira."
Speaking of the Tri-State League prospects
Mr. Smith said: "We will have a good league
organized shortly. It will be impossible,
however, to have a ten-club leagne, but we'll
have eight good clubs. We are getting along
along all right at Wheeling and we expect to
have -a good team. When April 1 arrives I ex
pect we'll have ibout 30 players signed. From
this number we expect to select a good team."
CLARA STILL LEADS.
oiao Exciting Features tn the Female
The female pedestrian contest was continued
In the London Theater yesterday, and was full
of exciting features. More than 3,000 people
paid for admission during the day, and every
thing passed off as smoothly and quietly as a
Clara Belle, by extremely good walking, took
a long lead of her opponents, but thcr9 was a
terrific struggle for second place between Lulu
Zellettaand Mrs. Robson. The latter began
the day in front of Miss Zellctta, and plodded
heroically along. Zelletta, however, made ex
treme efforts and gradually wore her rival
down amid cheers, and went Into second place.
She became weaned, however, and Mrs. Rob
son was also sadly broken up. As a result they
kept close together and made matters very ex
citing. This evening Ed Lawton and TV. L. Snod
grass will run a five-mile race on the track for
a purse. Following was the score of the con
test last midnight:
1. Miss Jennie RanEon 48 0
Z. Miss ApRle Harrey 71 26
S. Mlsa Lulu Zeletta 0
4. Miss Alice Kobson S3 C
5. Miss Clara Bell 90 9
C. Miss Mamie Wood 63 6
THE PE0GEA1IHE COMPLETE.
Arrangements for the Sionx City Recntta
John Teemcr, the oarsman, has received a
letter Trom Sioux City, Iowa, detailing the pro
gramme of the regatta to be held there next
July. The regatta will be the first that ever
took place there, and will last four days, com
mencing on the 24th. The most important raco
will be the single scull for a purse of $1,500, in
which Gaudaur, Hamm, Hosmer and Teemer
are the contestants. Another is a double-scull
race for $1,090, between Gaudaur and Hamm
and Hosmer and Teemer. There will also be a
Speaking to Manager Captain Diggins of the
event in a letter, St. John, backer of Gaudaur.
tays he is agreeable to both of the above, but
desires the management to decide on tbodivi
fcion of the prizes before the regatta occurs, so
as to have everything turnout as advertised,
as he will not permit Gaudaur to enter a race
that is not strictly on its merits.
Teemer, Gaudaur, Hamm and Hosmer are
entered for the big regatta to take place at Bos
ton early in the month of July.
THE BIG RACE STARTED.
Hownrth Slakes the First SO Miles In the
San Francisco, February 2i Ten thousand
people witnessed the start in the si&day go-as-you-please
race last evening. The race is under
the management of Frank Hall, of New York,
and is for the championship of the world. One
half the gross gate receipts will be divided
among those making 525 miles or over. Will
iam O'Connor, tlie oarsman, acted as starter,
Arthur Blake and Thomas Jacoby, of this city,
The score at 1 A. 31. was: Cartwrieht, 24 miles;
Pat Guerrero, 23; Moore, 23; Howarth, 23;
Watson, 22; Hart and Gus Guerrero, each 22;
Vint, 22; Ta lor, 21; Sheridan, 18, Thcfce are
the ten leaders. Howarth made the first 50
miles in 7 hours. 58 minutes. Gus Guerrero,
who was expected to do good work, was taken
sick after going 33 miles and was off the track
bevoral hours. The score f the tenpeadcrs at 9
o'clock this morning stood: Howarth, CO miles;
Oartwright, 65; Hart, 61: Moore, 62; Guerrero,
01; Davis, 50: Vint, 67; Campana, 63; Taylor, 49;
Chanced Their Dntc.
jf rECin. rELEcr.Aii to the Disiu.Tcn.1
CoLTJirncs, February 22. Wheeler Wlkoff,
Secretary of the American Association, this
evening issued the following bulletin: Con
tractsWith Columbus, William W. Wldner,
11 M. Dalley. Edwin Bligh. Indianapolis, F.
C. Bancroft. Toronto. James McGuire. St.
Joe, Gus Klopf, Win. J. Fry. Mrtwankee, W.
C. Croisley. Thomas Morrissey. St. Paul. wm.
Hawes. Denver, A. S. Twincham. Des Moines,
Wm. Trafflev. Released By Cincinnati, Ed
win Bligh. Washington, Wm. W. Widntr, E.
M. Dailey. Buffalo, James Welch. Toronto,
H. L. Oberlandcr. Des Moines, Wra. Alvord.
Miluaukee, Leach Maskrey, Wm. Hawes. St.
Paul, Jerry O'Brien, T. J. Morrissey. Omaha,
Joseph Miller. Special notice By a unanimous
vote of the clubs of theAssociationtheechedule
meeting is changed from March 12 to March 5,
at the Keil House, Columbus.
Rosi Dcfcnts Dnly.
Bostojt, February 22. The wrestling" match
it the Howard Atheneum to-day between J. C.
Daly and Duncan C. Hoss, mixed styles, for
S250 a side, was won by Ross. Five bouts were
necessary, Ross having won two falls in catch-as-catch-can,
and Daly throwing Rnss twice in
collar and elbow. The fifth bout, side hold
with harness, was won by Ross, to whom the
fctakes and the match were awarded.
Djvldrd the Stnkcs.
Loxnujr, February 22. The coursing for the
Waterloo cup at Altcar was concluded to-day.
The four dogs running in the final trial were
Fullerton. Herschel, Troughend and Danger
bignaL There was but one trial to-day, which
resulted in a victory for Fullerton over Hcr
Fcbel and for Troujfbend over Danger Signal.
The cup was divided. The last betting was 4 to
1 on Fullerton and 3 to 2 on Troughend.
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SOME GREAT SHOOTING.
Ten Excltlnc Com com at tho Hcrron Bill
It seems safe to say that there has never
been in Pittsburg a moro interesting and busy
day of shooting than the Herron HiU Gun
Club members had yesterday on their grounds.
The quality and quantity of the contests were
first class, beyond any doubt. The attendance
was better than It has ever been, there being
between 400 and 500 spectators on the grounds.
There were nine contests promoted by the club
and a match. A programme like this is cer
tainly sufficient for one day, but long as it was
the spectators never wearied. The weather
was excellent for shooting and not too cold.
The contests ware divided into two classes,
one being sweepstakes, and the other consisting
of the matches for prizes. In all the shooting
vas good, particularly m the sweepstakes. Mr.
Painter was in good form, and so was Mr. EL E.
Shaner. The latter, though, at the 21-yard mark
teally did good work, and won a gold-headed
umbrella for making the longest run. viz: 13
straight. The match was between H. Penn at
IS vards, and W. Y. Humphreys at 19,
forS25a side. They shot at 21 birds, Penn
breaking 15 and Humphreys 10. The latter
was not satisfied with his defeat and there will
be another match for Sou a side. Tho contest
was under Chamberlain rules, and Charles
Richardson was referee. Following are the re
sults of the other contests:
First match, handicap, at iu nine rocics, en
trance $1. 33 entries (J. A. McClure. 21 yards
broke 10 straight and won; second. E. E.
Shaner, 21 yards, and T. Mack, 17, each broke
9; third. W. G. McCnckart 19. and George
Snyder 19, each broke 8; fourth, W. Y. Humph
reys, 18 yards. 7.
Second match. 39 entries First. E. E.
Shaner, 21 vards, and F. F. Davison, 21, each S;
i phrevs. 16 yards, 4.
Third match. 42 entries First. R. Hayseed. 10
yarns, 9; second, H. Penn, 18 yards 8; third, G.
E. Painter, 21 yards, 7; fourth, CM. Hostetter,
IS vards, u: nun, a. tz. snaner, zi yams, a.
Fourth match, 27 entries, at 0 blue rocks
First, Q. A. McClure. 6: second. J. 15. Black, 16
ards, Sttnird. G. E. Painter, 4: fourth: W. G.
McCrichart, 19 yards, 3; fifth, W. S. Brown, 16
The entrance fee in each of tho five sweep
stakes was SL First contest at 9 single's.
23 entries F. F. Davison and G. E. Painter
each broke 9 and divided: second, W. Y.
Hnmprevs and H. Levis each broke S; third,
Georce Snyder and T. A. Cook, 7; fourth, W.
A. Givens and T. Butcher each 6.
Second sweepstakes at 6 blue rocks, 27 entries
First, G. E. Painter, John McKnlght and G.
Snyder each 6: second, Q- A. McClure, 5; third.
T. F. Cummings and W. J. McCnckart, 4;
fourth, T. Butcher, 3.
Third sweepstake at 3 pairs of doubles, 21
entries First, G. E. Painter, 5: second, W. Mc
Knight, 4: third, Robert McKnight, 3; fourth,
H. Rumbauzh. 2.
Fourth, sweepstake, at 9 bine rocks, 43 en
triesFirst, Q. A. McClure, G. E. Painter, T.
F. Cumminzs, A. Mountain, each 9; second, G.
E. Snvder, W. A. Givens, Robert McKnight
and Win. Michel, each 8; third, J. P. An
drews, H Idea and F. F. Davison, each 7;
fourth. H. Levis 6.
Fifth, sweepstake, at 6 blue rocks, 30 en
triesMessrs. Hostetter, Snyder and Moun
tain, each broke C and divided first prize; sec
ond. W. a Brown and McClure, each, 5; third,
J. G. Black and Painter, each 4; fourth, E.
THE BOYS IN ROME.
Onr Ball Players Ilnve n Grand Reception
In tho Holy City.
TBY CABLE TO THE DISrjLTCH.l
Rome, February 22. Copyright. Spald
ing's baseball tourists had one of the pleasant
est experiences of their trip to-day. It was the
reception by the faculty and students of the
American College in Rome. Tho boys drovo
to the ancient building by way of Umiltaand
were met at the portal of the odlfico by 70 fine
looking young gentlemen in clerical habits,
who escorted us to the splendid garden of the
house, where, after introductions and conver
sations, a splendid repast was served, com
posed mainly of Amencan dishes in
honor of the guests. The boys did
ample justice to the welcome home
food. It was almost as good as meeting a
brother in a foreign land. Among the high
clerical dignitaries present, were Monslgnor
O'Connell and Bishop McQuatd, of Rochester,
formerly of Richmond. The latter prelate
treated the visitors and welcomed them in a
formal address, in which he wittily and pleas
antly said that the young men of American
College were being educated so that with re
ligion for their bat, and morality for their urn
pire they conld knock the ball evil over the
fence, and he hoped and believed that each
would make a home run. He continued in this
strain for some time and also said that he felt
that our national game was healthful and oth
erwise beneficial to the young men of America,
and he closed by proposing three cheers and a
tiger for Spalding's teams.
He swung his hand and led the cheering,
which was so hearty that it made the old walls
fairly shake. A number of the American play
ers responded in kind, and Mr. Spalding made
a very handsome speech. Then the players'
mascot danced a breakdown, which the rev
erend gentleman heartily applauded. We
separated from the collegians with very grate-
fnl feelings. They will come in a body to
morrow to see us play. We have received as
surance from the Secretary of the American
Legation that the King will bo present to
morrow to see us knock the ball about and
steal bases. Mr. Dougherty, of the Legation,
is a son of Dan Dougherty, tho silver-tongued
orator, and was for years a reporter in Phila
delphia. He is indefatigable in ministering to
our comfort. On Monday we play in Florence,
MAY FIGHT AT EL PASO.
Snliiran and KJIraln Offered a Good Chance
for a Square Mill.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE BISrjL.TCn.1
El Paeo, Tex, February 22. E. R. Bradley,
a prominent sporting man here, received a tele
gram to-day from tho managers of Sullivan
and Kilrain, to the effect that El Paso could
get the coming mill between the heavyweights.
Bradley has wired Harry Phillips, at Hot
Springs, Ark., authorizing him to close tho
offer of 110.000 for a fight to come off here, and
to also require Sullivan and Kilrain to post a
forfeit to insure a square fight.
Woodard'a Combination Sale.
Lexen-gtojt, February 22. Combination sale
of trotters continued here to-day with fair suc
cess, 63 bead sold bringing 20,800. Those sold
at high prices were: Ouray by Onward, J. W.
Grevcr.Leavenworth,Kan.,S800: Senator Black
burn bv Alcyone. J. Keene, Fort Spring, Ky.,
f2,050; Topic bv Belmont, A. R. McKce, Fal
coner, Ky., $1,375; Katy Wilkes bv Lumps, J.
Creighton, Omaha, Neb.. 11,500; Kitty Sitt cr by
Mambnno Patchen, S. A. Browne & Co., Kala
mazoo, Mich., SL150: Nellie Orbison by On
ward, S. J. Pesbody. Columbia City. Ind., JS75;
Moss Rose byMacris Hauibletonian, s. C.
Lvnc. Windom. Ky., 1.760: Gilrtas bv Egbert,
Jf. O'Riley, Nebraska, S.550: Wild Eagle bv
Hamblctonian Mambrino, L. T. Anderson, Cin
Will Form the League.
The prospects of the Western Pennsylvania
Baseball League are looking brighter ever day.
A meeting to perfect the organization will be
held at Uniontown on March 1L It is now
claimed that the League will certainly be
formed, the following clubs composing it: La
trobe. Scottdale, Uniontown, Greensburg,
Johnstown and Blairsville.
KJcc and Glass Matched.
During the contests at the HerTon Hill Gun
Club grounds, yesterday, Messrs. Klee and
Glass, of New Castle, were mitchedto shoot
at 25 live pigeons each for 50 a side. The
parties will meet on Monday evening to sign
articles for the contest.
The Roy Shooters.
DATTOK, O., February 22. The artificial bird
shoot here this afternoon for a 6take and the
boy championship of Ohio, at 100 clay birds, 18
yards rise, resulted: Keenan, of Dayton, S3
Mustin, of Cincinnati, 82, in a high wind. '
Bn.LT Weldou wants to fight anybody at 115
The police have stopped the La Blanch
Smith fight at Denver.
At tho regular shoot of the Kansas City Gun
Club yesterday Joseph Underwood, of this city,
killed 52 livo pigeons straight, under Hurlta"
liaiu rules, a performance that beats the
world's record. His opponent killed 61.
Hon. Claude M. Thomas has sold to
Colonel II. It. Russell, of Boston, Mass, his
wonderful 4-year-old colt Edgemark, 221, by
Victor Von Bismarck, dam Edgewater Belle,
by Edgewater, for S1C.0O0. Edgemark started
in ten race s and won all of them, defeating all
the crack 2 and S-yrar-olds this side of the
Rocky Mountains. Owners of tho famous Bell
Bov paid forfeits at St, Louis and Lexington
ratber than start against him.
The final arrangements for tho glove contest
for H.OOO between Mike Cnshing. of Brooklyn,
and Harry Bartlett, of England, were made
yesterday at the".PoMce Gazette office. Cnshing,
with his backer, E. H, Garrison, wa present
but Bartlett, who is training at Providence,was
not on hand, being represented by his backer.
All the stakes are now in theliands of tho
stakeholder, andthe men will meet on March
a to decide the contest according to Richard
K. Fox rules.-
ABOUND THE WORLD.
A Lone Senrch for n Substance Not Known
to Exist Edison's Emissary ltetnrns
But Won't Talk Somo Exciting
rErECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, February 22. James Rical
ton, the schoolmaster at Maplewood, N. J.,
who took a vacation one year ago yesterday
and traveled around the world to find some
mysterious article which Thomas A.
Edison wanted, returned to Maplewood
this morning, and was warmly welcomed
by almost every man, woman and child in
the pretty village. During his absence he
visited India and Ceylon, where he spent
seven months and traveled 8,000 miles. A
mopth,was spent in Burmah, two weeks in
China, and from there he went to Assam,
and finally to Japan, whence he took
passage for San Francisco.
He said that he had collected a laree
number of curiosities, but wouldn't talk
about his errand for Edison, saying that he
could impart his information on that sub
ject only to his employer. He
was in excellent health during
his travels, while his native
guides were frequently stricken with
jungle fever. He carried a "Winchester
rifle, and with it he slew several tigers, a
buffalo and much smaller game. On sev
eral occasions he was forced to dine on roast
monkey or go hungry. He made a trip
through Korway and Sweden two years
ago, pushing his worldly goods ahead f
him on a hand cart.
The article whieh Mr. Ricalton set out to
find is supposed to be a vegetable or mineral
substance possessing peculiar prop
erties necessary for one of Mr.
Edison's inventions. The prevalent
idea was that Mr. Edison didn't know
there was such a substance, but he hoped
Mr. Iticalton would be able to find it, and
the latter, it is supposed, went provided
with instruments and carefully prepared
instructions to test nil substances which he.1
might suspect to fill the bill.
MAY HtEYEKT COJirEHTION.
A Bill Prohibiting the Erection of Elevated
Rond Above Other Rnilronds.
rSFTCTAI. TELEGBAM TO HIE DISPATCH.1
Habbisbukg, February 22. In the
House this morning Mr. McCormick intro
duced the following hill, which was referred
to the Committee on Railroads:
A further supplement to an act entitled "An
act to authorize the formation and regulation
of railroad corporations." approved April 14,
1S6S, relative to tho elevation and depression of
lines of railroad, and to the conditions which
may be imposed by ordinances granting con
sent. Section- 1. Be it enacted, etc, that no rail
road company now or hereafter corporated
shall be authorized to construct any part of
its elevated railroad lengthwise over and
above the line or route of any other con
structed, authorized or located line of rail
road. ts EC. 2, That no railroad company which may
elevate or depress the whole or any part of its
line pursuant to the authority confined bv sec
tion 1, of an act entitled "A supplement to an
act entitled an act to authorize the formation
and regulation of railroad corporations, ap
proved April 4, 1S6S. passed May 31, 1S87 (Penn a.
laws).shall be permitted todo so except upon the
condition that so soon as the line so depressed
or elevated is complete for operation, the
former surface or other tracks shall at once be
removed, and no line other than the depressed
or elevated shall bo operated by said company.
Sec 3. That in all cases where the con
sent of any city is given to tho construction of
any railroad in accordance with section 12 of
an act entitled an act to antborize the forma
tion and regulation of railroad companies,
passca Aorn it03 ir. .u. txi, or to tne eleva
tion or depression of tho whole or any part of
the line of a railroad in accordance with sec
tion 1 of tho act recited In section 2 hereof, said
construction, depression or elevation shall not
be carried into effect on any street in which
tbero is a street passenger railway, unless
ample provision bo made at the cost of said
railroad company, to protect said street pass
enger railway from interference with the ex
ercise of its business. . ,
SEC. 4. It shall bewitfiln ffie power of any
city to imposes conaition with its grant of
consent to any railroad company, providing for
its construction, depression'or elevation; that
an actual sum of money in first-class market
able securities, not exceeding in actual value
5500,000. shall be deposited with its treasurer
as asecurity for tho execution of tho conditions
imposed by the ordinance of consent, said sum
to remain on deposit for two years after tho
work authorized is completed. If there is then
no breach it shall be returned; if a breach shall
be alleced, then such a disposition of said de
posit shall be made as shall be determined by
the consideration of the difference between
the performance and the non-performance of
the conditions, by a master appointed upon the
petition of the depositing company of said city.
The purpose of the act is to prevent the
I Reading Railroad Company from construct-
u iiuuacu bciiuiuuia m -t uiiaucipijia.
END OP THE ENCAMPMENT.
The Union Veteran Leclon Re-EIccts Gen
eral Pearson na Commander.
Altoona, February 22. At the Na
tional Encampment of the Union Veteran
Legion to-day officers were elected as fol
lows: General A. L. Pearson, Pittsburg,
National Commander; G.J. R. Jliller.Phil
adelphia, Senior Vice Commander; C. G.
Daniels, Mt. Vernon, Junior Vice Comman
der; J. S. Reed, St. Louis,Snrgeon General;
W. B. Chipman, Bradlord, Inspector Gen
eral; Frank L. Blair, Allegheny, Quarter
master General; John A. Danks, Pittsburg,
Chaplain-in-Chief; John H. Short, Alle
gheny, Adjutant General; E. F. Redman,
Allegheny, Chief Mustering Officer; Gen
eral 1. b, McJNair, Wilmington, Del.,
Chief Judge Advocate.
Newark, O., was selected as the place at
which the next encampment will be held.
The encampment made a number of altera
tions in the by-laws, and referred the mat
ter of the per diem pension bill to a special
committee for action. They ended the con
vention in a camp-fire this evening, at
which General Pearson presided.
A MILLION FOR A B0I.
Young Clarence McKenzIc's Great Piece of
New" Tore, February 22. Thirteen-year-old
Clarence McKenzie is in luck. He
is to be a millionaire when he grows
up. Meantime he will be educated
to fill his future financially ex
alted position creditably. Though not
horn with a silver spoon in his mouth, Clar
ence has had a large-sized one thrust be
tween his teeth by the recent death of his
maternal grandfather, Francis W. Lasak.of
Dobhs Ferry, who leit his $0,000,000 estate in
eqaal shares to his five children. Clarence's
mother is one of the five. She is the second
wife of Mr. John D. McKenzie, a retired
tea mcrcnani. iiviuuuvuj- du marc s niape.
Brooklyn. Both McKenzie and his wife
are elderly people. They are completely
absorbed in the sole fruit of their union,
Clarence, who is a bright, intelligent school
boy. May Have Committed Suicide,
A man's coat, hat and cane were found on
the ferryboat at the loot of Chartiers street,
Allegheny, yesterday morning. There was
a suspicion of suicide, and Detectives Mur
phy and Glenn investigated the matter.
Charles Sonr, of the Pittsburg, Allegheny
and Manchester Railway line, said his
brother, Jacob Sorg, bad been missing since
the night before, and the clothes answered
the description of those worn by him. Mr.
Sorg believes his brother committed suicide
while temporarily insane.
Tho Next Stato Fair.
rSFECLU. TELEGRAM TO TUS BISPATCH.J
Harbisbubg, February 22. The next
State Fair will be held in Philadelphia,
commencing September 25 next, and ending
lean baseball playeri had there described, to
gether with tome facts about Australian hotels,
barmaids and betting. See OoodfriencCt letter
in tihmorrcnifs Dispatch.
THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
A COMPLETE CABINET
Is Something President-Elect Harri
son Does Hot let Possess.
THE SLATE MAY YET BE CHANGED
Even After the General Makes His Appear
ance at Washington.
JOHN WANA1IAKER IS SURELY SOLID.
Attonwy-Gtneral and Hay Departments are
Still Hanging Fire.
Beyond certain limits there is still much
uncertainty as to the members oi the new
Cabinet. Protests against from particular
sections and against particular persons con
tinue to pour in upon General Harrison.
"Windom is particularly the target of these
attentions. Miller may decline the Agri
cultural Department, and ,be offered the
ISfECIAL TELEQIU.M TO TUX SUFATCH.l
Indianapolis, February 22. The Cabi
net is still unbroken. How long it will stay
so is a question, but there is little proba
bility now of any change being made until
after the President-elect gets to Washing
tan. General Harrison alone can tell ex
actly how great is the pressure that is being
brought to bear to smash the Cabinet slate,
but it is certainly something unprecedented
in recent political history.
The howling of Indiana Republicans over
the recent selection of Partner Miller is
most annoying, because nearest, bnt
it is only a part of the whole concert that is
going on. The protests against Windom
are pouring in on every mail, the New
York situation vents itself in indignant de
mands ior as many different things as there
are factions in the State, and Ohio's shrieks
rival the historic outcry that went up when
Mr. Kosciusko tumbled. Dismal groans
from a dozen States express the feeling ol
the South, and Joaquin Miller's sea lions
without the Golden Gate never made such a
rumple and a roar as the Republicans of
the Pacific coast when they contemplate the
fact that they are left.
TIRED OP CHANGES.
Nevertheless, General Harrison has al
ready changed about so much in this Cabi
net business, that it is but natural that he
should feel that it is not worth while to make
any more changes until he knows jnst
where they will land him. When he gets
to Washington he will have opportunities
for consultation with men who are inaccessi
ble to him here, and will be able to act
more intelligently in making the final de
termination of the Cabinet matter. The
outlook now isn't encouraging for those
who want the slate smashed.
It seems probable that the whole matter
will be settled by tlie use of the place which
General Harrison has kept open from the
start to meet contingencies arising after he
got to "Washington the Navy Department.
If other changes aie made neoessary by the
declination of Warner Miller, Thomas is
likely to be left out and New York to get
the navy. If Warner Miller accepts and
the Pacific coast situation becomes des
perate, Thomas will probably be sacrificed
for the benefit of that section.
An Associated Press dispatch says: Noth
ing reliable can be learned to the Cabinet,
though there have many rumors of changes
that are to take place in the slate. It is
generally believed that the navy and agri
cultural departments are still unfilled, and
that Senator Palmer, of Michigan, is likely
to take the latter. The navy, it is thought,
will go to the East, but no name has been
fixed upon, but it is said Warner Miller
could have it if he desired. This is based
as much on General Harrison's known
friendship for Miller as on anything else.
The California situation is still one of un
certainty. The pressure on General Har
rispn to take a man from the Pacific slope,
has weakened the chances of W. H. H.
Miller, of this State, as it is thought the
Department of Justice is the one that will
be given to the slope if any. Nothing can
be learned definitely as to the War Depart
ment, but the best opinion is that it will go
There appears to be no longer any room
for doubt that Wanamaker will be the next
Postmaster General. The gossip js now con
fined almost entirely to the discussion of the
chances of the Pacific States and law part
ner Miner, xnere seems to be a well-defined
impression among the politicians here
that taking into consideration what tran
spired at Chicago the slope can't well be
left out if an acceptable man can be found,
and this has strengthened the belief here
that Estee will be named for one of the de
partments. The South has ceased to be talked (.bout,
and it is regarded that the places now con
sidered as doubtful will be given to the
Eait and to California. It is said that if
Palmer, of Michigan, is given the Agricul
tural Department Rusk will be taken down
and Wilson, of Delaware, ill be given the
War portfolio. This will be done to pre
serve the geographical equilibrium.
AFTER THE AKKAA'SAS FIENDS.
Ono Arrest Already illndc for the Murder of
John 31. Clnvlon.
Little Rock, February 22. At 12
o'clock to-day Rober Watkins was arrested
at Pine Bluff charged with stealing the
ballot boxes at Plummerville, Arid,
on the night of November 6, the
crime which had as an outgrowth the
assassination of the Republican Congress
ional candidate, John M. Clayton, brother
of General Powell Claytou. To-day's ar
rest is claimed to be the beginning of the
end in the unravelling of the mystery sur
rpuuding the -assassination.
It is "the general belief that those who
were concerned in the ballot-box the It were
also connected with the killing of Clayton.
Watkins will be brought to Little Rock to
night and is now in the State prison. He
will" have a preliminary hearing Saturday
MART ANDERSON IS MAD.
St. Louis and the Actress Will Not Speak ns
They Pans By.
SPECIAL TELEQRA1I TO THE DTSPATCir.i
St. Louis, February 22. Manager Henry
E. Abbey and his star, Miss Mary Ander
son, are in a fury over their reception by
the St Louis press. Only five performances
were announced for this city, and this was
considered a serious affront, upon the dig
nity of the municipality. All the critics
united in saying the most spiteful things
they could of the actress. Miss Anderson
was reported to be in tears to-day and
Abbey is savage.
He says he will never bring another at
traction to St, Louis, and this benighted
community will have to "get along without
Patti and the rest of the Abbey enterprises.
Anderson seats were all taken by speculators,
and the public had to pay $5 to see her.
The Connecticut Mutual Llfo Statement.
No stronger evidence of the security,
strength, conservatism, and reliability of
the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance
Company could be presented than is con
tained in its forty-third annual statement,
just published. Its gross assets of 57,460,
049 and legal surplus of $5,563,079 looms up
as a ereat bulwark of protection for policy
holders. Although it paid out almost a
million more than it received rom policy
holders, it nevertheless added three-quarters
of a million to its net assets.'
WANTED, A WIFE.
A Wealthy Detroit Widower's Esperience
With Fnlr Ones Who Want Him for
His Money Romance by Mail,
Dead Loads of It.
rSrZCIAL TELEOKAJI TO THE DISFATCII.l
Detroit, February 22. The wile of Au
gustus Day, a wealthy citizen of Detroit,
died five years ago. Since then he has be
come a spiritualist, and recently he adver
tised for a wife in a Boston paper devoted,
to favoring matrimonial ventures. This,
Mr. Day says, he was' advised to do by a
medium, and adds: "I have been told that
I have a great crowd of spirits around me
at all times that watch all my movements
and bring good fortune to me. I shall se
lect a wife in this way, entirely confident
that a divine spirit will guide me."
With the matrimonial advertisement Mr.
Day sent 55, a minuto description of him
self, and at least a dozen letters giving a
vivid' picture of his personal charms aud
ideas. He wrote that while he was 60 years
old, still he had clung tenaciously to the
giddiness of youth, was as young in mind
and spirit as he was 30 years ago, and, more
over, had 100,000, which went with his
heart and hand.
With the first mail came a largo package
of letters irom the bureau. Pretty girls,
withering old maids, ambitious widows;
some in jest, some in dead earnest, took up
with the offer aud sent tiaititily-perlumed
missives. The second mail was a duplica
tion of the first, and so on, until now this
venerable object of Cupid's dart has several
Oat oi the numberless letters he has re
ceived hs has selected six which bear marks
of culture and other requirements which he
deems necessary. The writers all lived at
or near Boston. He had made arrange
ments to go thence, but his most promising
correspondent became frightened when told
that he was coming to claim her as his own,
and sent word back by last mail that every
thing was declared oil'
"This is a splendid way to court," Mr.
Day said to-day. "It is a" requirement of
the bureau that each correspondent shall
tell the truth. If they do not they forfeit
their membership. A person will give his
true nature in a letter quicker than in any
other way. Now I had about decided on
about as many as a dozen girls, but n somo
unguarded moment they would write some
thing that would destroy the whole thing."
Mr. Day made one trip to New York, and
was at first pleased with the woman to whom
he had been writing, but later she betrayed
a bad temper, so he rejected her. He says
that the mediums had told him that he must
marry 'within ten days or not at all. Mr.
Day in most matters is neither crazy nor
eccentric, but a well-known business man of
undoubted standing and respectability.
A YANKEE'S NIGHTMAEE.
An Old Man Pays a Bill Thnt He Owed for
Providence Journal. 1
The following story is told about as illu
minating an illustration of the contradic
tions of New England character as could
well be given. It is tho story of an old man
who for 31 years was torn by a struggle be
tween his conscience and 516 50. For 31
years he endured remorse and unhappiness
before he could make up his mind to re
linquish the $16 50, but finally his con
science got the better of his greed, and he
did the right thing, and did it thoroughly
and completely. Stern conscientiousness,
combined with tenacity of thriit, are chief
components in that sturdiness of character
which has won for New England ideas a
dominance over the whole country.
About six mouths ago a man 70 years old
or more called at the office of the Provi
dence and Worcester Railroad in Provi
dence, nnd finding the treasurer showed
him an old freight bill and asked if it was
correct. The treasurer looked at the bill,
which was dated December 3,1857,and found
that on a lot of apples no freight had been
charged. After some talk the old man went
out. A few days ago he returned and said
to tho treasurer that he had come to pay the
balance on the 31-year-old freight bill,
which by accident on the part of the com
pany had not been charged and he wanted to
pay'it with interest at G per cent. He said
the unpaid balance had fretted him for 31
years, and he discovered the error at the
time, but, being vexed because some of the
goods were damaged during transportation,
lie concluded to say nothing about it. But
he soon overcame the vexation and intended
to pay the bill, but never had dono so, and
now he could carry the load no longer.
The amount due was ?16 50, and the in
terest at G per cent amounted to 630 69 a
total of 47 19. The treasurer offered to
compromise, saying tbat if goods bad been
damaged the railroad company would be
responsible, and made several propositions
for abatement, but the repentant old man
would accept none of them I Finally the
treasurer offered to take 30 in full settlement
The old man accepted this, and a receipt
was made out for that amount
- The man took it, read it, thought it over
awhile, and then handed it back, saying he
thought he should feel better if he paid the
whole amount, interest and all. Accord
ingly a receipt was made out for the 47 19,
the whole sum was paid, and the old man
went away, leaving a 31-year-old nightmare
SAW AM ORDER IN SLEEP.
And Afterward Discovered Traces of What
Illigbt Be a Crime.
New York Evening World. 3
I have been employed for many years in a
business devoted to the sale of horses and
carriages. One night I dreamed that I stood
rooted to the spot, unseen, on a lonely coun
try road, while witnessing a cruel murder by
the light of pale moonbeams. I saw quite
plainly two ruffians attack a man in a buggy.
One held the horse, which was gray in color,
and the other rained blow alter blow on the
victim's head. The ocoupant of the
buggy lay backward, motionless, with
head overhanging the hind wheel on
the nigh side, and the blood from
his wound3 fell upon the wheel and on the
head lining of tho carriage top.
On the second night after I had dreamed
this Ihad occasion towoik very late over my
books, and, obeying a tired impulse to close
my eves for a moment, I fell asleep imme
diately, but in that time I thought I had
walked out on the wareroom floor, with its
many rows of carriages, and passing down
one aisle I approached a buscry covered
with mud, which I instantly recognized as
the one of my dream, and seated, or rather
lying in it, with his head dripping blood
over the nigh hind wheel, was the murdered
man. I was terror stricken and awoke.
Hurriedly placing my books away I left the
In looking at the carriage the next day I
was not altogether surprised to find the
identical wagon of my two di earns, with its
broken top and blood-stained lining and
wheel. The horse that came with it proved
to be a gray. On consulting the register I
saw that tlie orders to sell came from some
ono who delivered the rig, and whose ad
dress was given in a neighboring town. The
horse, harness and buggy were sold and I
retaiucd the money awaiting the claimant.
"He never came au'd nq one knew him at the
address be gave. If a crime had been com
mitted conscience or fear of discovery had
kept him away. I have tried to keep track
ot the buggy, but it' ias changed owners
many times since then. No inquiries were
ever made for a missing horse and wagon,
nor did I hear of any mysterious murder
that would appear to have been done under
the circumstances of my dream.
nTfre extraordinary cases reported to the Society
jor j.'ycmcai Mesearcn, comprising presenti
ments a-d ph'intasms of living persons, to
gether with other ghostly experiences of a mar
velous character, will be found in to-morrow's
Dispatch. Everybody should read this -remarkable
and exhaustive' contribution. Jtis
STANLEY WILL FIGHT.
The Explorer Proposes to ,"iYrest the
Soudan from the Mahdi.
TIPP00 TIB IS STILL FAITHFUL.
Parnell Attacks Irish Prison Management
FEENCH POLITICS BULL BADLI MIXED.
The European Press Comments FaTorably on Queen
Definite news has been received from
Stanley, the African explorer, and it is of a
cheering character. Tippoo Tib is still
faithful to him. Stanley has determined
to capture Khartoum and wrest the So&dan
from the Mahdi. Parnell made a vigorons
attack in Parliament on the treatment of
Irish political prisoners. French politics
are still simmering. The other foreign
news is of interest.
BRUSSELS, February 22. Lieutenant
Baert, who was at Stanley Falls when
Henry M. Stanley's letter to Tippo Tib was
delivered, has arrived here. He states
messengers were closely
and they confirmed the
details of the letter.
Lieutenant Baert be
lieves that Stanley only
reached Wadelai by
strenuous efforts and that
Emin Pasha relieved
Stanley instead of being
relieved and revictualled
by him. Stanley was en
abled to return to Mur-
Ecnry M. Stanleyfima. in 82 days, whereas
the journey from Yambunga to Wadelaijoc
cupied ten months.
Baert adds that fresh letters from Stanley
for England, written when Stanley departed
from Murenia to rejoin Emin, arrived at
Stanley Falls jnst as he left, and may be
expected shortly. He says that Stanley "will
not return either via the Congo or via
Zanzibar, but that he intends to capture
Khartoum and wrest the Soudan from the
Mahdi. Baert expresses confidence in Tip
poo Tib's fidelity, and says that Tippoo's
refusal to accompany Stanley was due to
his fears of risking the consequences of a
prolonged absence from Stanley Falls.
Against the Treatment Political Prisoners
Recelvo in Irish Jails.
Losdox, February 22. In the House of
Commons to-day Mr. Parnell, who was
loudly cheered, said he regretted that he
had been unable to give notice of a matter
that brooked no delay. He proceeded to de
scribe the treatment to which Mr. Carew
had been subjected in prison. He had
been stripped forcibly, his hair and mus
tache had been shaved off, and he had been
compelled to lie one day on a plank bed be
cause he refused to put on the prison garb.
Opinions might differ in regard to the wear
ing of prison dress, but they were face to
faco with the question whether the Execn
trvc intended to enforce a rule at the
expense of the health and possibly the lives
of prisoners. Was it the Chief Secretary's
duty to insure what was practically mur
der? Was he going to leave Mr. Carew
without even a flannel shirt? Should
he disregard the warning of the fate
of John Mandeville and persist in
his rigid adherence 6 a law which he was
mainly instrumental in passing, and under
which no difference was made between po
litical and ordinary prisoners? The jndg
ment of the country would not hold him
guiltless ot the consequences.
Mr. Balfour replied that he had no knowl
edge of the matter, and hinted that Mr.
Parnell's advices might be inaccurate. JJe
adhered to the position that all prisoners
must be treated alike. To say
that a man was kept naked
because he refused to don the clothes
provided for him was a gross misuse of the
English language. If this peculiar mania
was persisted in it was the dntv of the prison
doctor to make such a relaxation of the
rules as would preserve the health of the
prisoner. Prison statistics seemed to show
that there was some connection between
physical weakness and Irish Nationalism.
THE FEENCH MIX.
The Forelcn Portfolio Goes Begging
Is Finally Accepted. '
Paris, February 22. The ministerial
declaration to be read to-morrow will be
brief. It will point ont the necessity for
peace and of proceeding against enemies of
the republic, but within legal lines.
M. Clemenceau will snpport Socialist
Cluseret's interpellation regarding Bou
langer's right to vote against the Ministry.
M. de Crais has declined the portfolio oi
M. Spuller accepted the Foreign portfolio
in the Cabinetafter the Marquis DeNoailles
had refused it
POETUGUESE CABINET CHANGES.
A General Shaking-Up, bnt of a Non. Politi
Lisbon, February 22. Modifications of
a non-political nature have just been made
in the Portuguese Cabinet. Senhor
Carvalhi, Minister of Finance, and
Senhor Navarre, Minister of Public
Works, have retired from tlie Cabinet
in full accordwith their colleagues. Senhor
Ressano Garcia has been appointed Minister
of Marine.Senhor Gomes resigning the For
eign portfolio and taking that ot Finance.
Senhor Coetho takes the portfolio of Public
EETEENCHMENT IN ITALT.
Premier Crispl Is Snlifled So Long ns the
Foreign Policy Is AfTectcd.
Rome, February 22. Premier Crispi in
formed the Budget Committee to-day that
the Government does not object to retrench
ment in the East African expenditures if
the policy of holding present positions and
seizing every opportunity to legitimately
extend Italy's influence be followed. It is
expected that the Massowah estimates will
be much rednced.
A CHANCE FOE A FIGHT.
A French Crnlser Bombards an Expedition
Bearing the Rumlnn Flog.
London, February 22. The report that
a French cruiser has bombarded Sagallo,
where the Cossack expedition under M.
Atchinoff had settled temporarily, killing
or wounding five of the expedition and cap
turing the remainder, is confirmed.
The bombardment wa the result of the
refusal of M. Atchinoff to lower the Russian
flag which he had hoisted at Sagallo.
Australia and Samoa.
London, February 22. In the House of
Commons to-day, replying to Mr. Redmond,
the Under Secretary for the Colonies said
he considered that the interests of Australia
in the Samoan con "erence wonld be suffi
ciently protected by the imperial delegate.
Coinpliim-nted )j tho Pope.
London, February 22. The Rome corre
spondent of the Chronicle says: The Pope's
letter approving the statutes of the Wash
ington TJniversity, which will appear short-
ly, will pay a high tribute to the zeal and
intelligence of American Catholics.
ENGLAND'S ALL BIGHT.
So Say the European Press la Speaking of
Her Foreign Puller.
Vnara-A, February 23. The Fremden.
blatt, commenting on the royal speech
in the English Parliament yester
day, says: "England has no reason
to (ear for any point within
the British sphere. Her efforts to develop
her military system do not introduce a dis
quieting element because the peace power's
aims, and especially Lord Salisbury s, have
always received cordial support"
The Neure Freie Presse savs that Lord
Salisbury's foreign policy has hitherto
achieved all that England could expect
The paper comments upon the entente
cordiale between England and Germany
regarding colonial affairs, and says that
Austria and Italy are connected with En
gland by warm sympathies and friendly re
ciprocity, and fully appreciate the commu
nity, of interests in maintaining the British
Herbv Isn't Coins;.
Berlin-, February 22. The Folitische
Fachrichten denies the truth of the report
that Count von Wnldersee and Count
Herbert Bismarck will shortly visit Pesth
and Rome respectively on business con
nected with the triple aflianoe.
Foub German Ironclads at Genoa were or
dered yesterday afternoon to sail for Samoa
It is stated in Vienna tbat Prince Alexander
of Battenberit will marry the opera singer Lei
singer, and thereafter resido in Italy.
In a duel yesterday between M. Folak and
Sennr BesteeuL Secretary of the Mexican
Lesation, at Paris, the former was wounded.
M. Zaskofp asserts that the Czar Informed
him that he had chosen a new Prince for Bul
garia, bnt that the time was not ripe to name
The Rome Tribuna has advices from Mas-
sowah to tho effect that Italy has occupied
Saberguma, midway betweon Ailet and As
mara. Esipraton Fkancis Josepii will, in a few
days, issne a proclamation granting general
amnesty as a memorial tribute to Crown
The Standard's Berlin correspondent says it
is not true tbat the German East African Com
pany refuses to allow the Peters expedition to
traverse its territory.
Thekb have been heavy falls of snow In the
Bernese Oberland. Avalanches have destroyed
many houses and caused a number of deaths at
Obermatt and Boltburan.
The Lower House of the Hungarian Diet to
day passed five clauses of the army bill in the
form proposed by Premier Tisza, rejecting all
the Extreme Left amendments.
The American Legation and Consulate at
Berlin were closed yesterday in honor of Wash
ington's birthday. There was a social gather
ing of Americans in the evening.
WELL-niFOBitED persons regard, tho pres
ence of the Emperor and Empress of Russia at
Sir R. D. Morier's ball as an intentional de
monstrative reply to the German press attacks.
A dispatch from Pekin says: The Empress
Regent, on retlrinjr, issued a decree ennobling
three generations or Sir Robert Hart'3 ances
tors, eulogizing all tho foreign Ministers and
inviting them to a banquet
President Cleveland's Address While Con
ferring Degrees nt the Georgetown
University Centennial He
Talks Like a Spirit
ualist. Washington, Fehf nary 22. President
Cleveland to-day, whiler" conferring degrees
granted by Georgetown University, spoke
In the moment I shall occupy, I shall not
speak of the importance, in a general sense,
ot liberal education, or refer to the
valne of universities like this as the
means for acquiring such education; nor
will I remind yon of all the
causes for congratulation which this
centennial occasion affords. These things have
been presented to yon In all that you have seen
and heard here, in the days just passed, and
they aro suggested by the atmosphere all
I am thinking of this college as. an alma
mater; and calling to mind the volume of love
and affection which has been turned toward
her from the great outside world, of her
alumni, during the 100 years of her life, and
at this time especially. To-day the youns
graduate, whose alma mater occupies
a broad place in his life; tarns to
her with warm enthusiasm. The middle
aged .graduate to-day pauses in the bustle and
turmoil of business activity to give a loving
glance ana aueciionaie greeting to nis alma
mater. The aged graduate to-day in memory
passes over scenes and events of more recent
date, to recall through the mellowing light of
years the incidents of college life,
while he breathes a fervent prayer for
his alma mater. If tho Cead graduates
are not with you to-day in spirit, the loving
bands which attach them to their alma mater,
though broken by death, are here, hallowing
the place where they are kept, and making at
this honored institution a sacred shrine.
Another thought, born I suppose, of the
solemn trust which I have held for the Ameri
can people, prompts me to say a word concern
ing the relation which such an institution as
this should bear to American citizenship. Men
of learning we at all times need, but we also
rieeygood citizenship. There slionld not be that
selfisnnesstnetfucatlonwhlchleads its possessor
to lire within himself and to hug his i
treasure with sordid satisfaction. The least
an educated man should do Is to maEo himself
a good, true American citizen: and be falls to
do bis entire duty if he does not alsoimnrove
the citizenship of others. His love of country
should be great, bis interest in public affairs
should at all times be active, and his discharge
of the duties of citizenship should be guided
by all the intelligence ho possessed and aided
by all the learning he has acquired.
Georgetown collego should be proud of the
impress she has made upon trio citizenship of
'our country. On' her roll of graduates are
found the names of many who have performed
public dnty better for her teaching, while her
alumni hare swollen the ranks of those who
In private stations have done their dnty as
American citizens intelligently and well-
I cannot express my friendship for yourenj.
lege better than to wish for her In the future,
as she has had In the past, an army of alnmn),
learned, patriotic and useful, cherishing the
good of their country as an object ogiorticst ef
fort, and deeming their contribution? to good
citizenship a supremely worthy use of the edu
cation they bave acquired within these walls.
THE SOPHS AND FEESHMEN.
A Snpper Spoiled by the Cnrrying Off the
Offlcers of the Rival Class.
LEWisnuno, February 22. The sopho
mores of Bucfcnc"ll University had made all
arrangements to hold their class supper this
evening at the Broadway House at Milton and
everything seemed to be moving nicely till
about 3 o'clock this afternoon, when eight stal
wart freshmen walked into the room of
Clarence Shuster. the sophomore president,
and taking Hhnster and Newell, the vice
president, put them in a wagon and drove
away. The plan was to take the class treas
urer, Chnrlcs Dewoody, also, bnt he was not
in his room and could not be found.
The sophomores soon gathered their forces
and followed in several conveyances. They
overtook the freshmen and their captives at
Buffalo Cross Roads, about four miles from
town, and by force of numbers succeeded in
rescuing the prisoners. By the time tbey
arrived back at Lcwisbnrg, however, their
train had left, and they were obliged to
drive to Milton and the supper was rather a
The Knights Xeed Dlouey.
Philadelphia, February 22. General
Master Workman Powderly has issued an
other special call, the second in a year, for
per capita contributions from members of
Undoubtedly the smallest specimens of
i the black bear ever taken In the woods were
captured near Willlainsport, Pa., one day last
week. A hunter going through the vood? canio
face to face with an old she bear, which lie
killed. By the side of the old bear ha found
two cubs, probably not over an hour old. Thev
viere black and about the size of small
rats. The hunter took them uu and started
for borne, but they died on the way. He has
them preserved In alcohol. I
HE HAD BETTER QUIT.
Senator Wright's Management of tho
Soldiers Orphans' Schools
DECLARED TO HAVE BEEN H05EST,
Bnt flavin? Been Maligned, He Might as
Well Ketire Gracefully.
SEE10DS CHAEGES TO BB PBODDCED
The Doom of the School Syndicate Already Practically
The Legislative Committee appointed to
investigate the soldiers" orphans' school
will meet next weekT Some serions charges
are to be presented. It is stated that Sena
tor Wright has been badly maligned by the
press, and that he might, therefore, as well
quit There is little doubt but that tht
syndicate schools will be abolished.
rntoM a statp cOBREsrojrnErr.j
Haeeisbttro, February 22. Depart
ment Commander Stewart of the Grand
Army of the Republic, has not yetappointed
his Soldiers Orphans Committee. He had
intended to reappoint the committee of last
year, but some of its members felt that some
other comrades should be asked to share ths
burden of the work tbat is yet to be done,
and requested the commander to replaca.
them by new men. Commander Stewart,
therefore, has taken the matter auder ad
visement, and it is quite possible there will
be new men on the committee, though somo
of the old members will probably consent to
serve to give the organization the benefit of
their experience in this particular branch
of the work.
Chairman Stewart, of the House Soldiers
Orphans' Committee, has one very ugly
letter in his possession. Its unpleasant fea
ture is charges it contains against a lormer
Superintendent of the McAlisterville
school: the other of the charges being from
a mother who sought employment at tho
school in order to be near her children. A
letter froin another woman, similar in its
character, is said to be in the possession of
another member of the committee.
"WILL HATE "WEIGHT.
These charges while tending to create a
feeling against the school, and while they
will have some weight with the joint com
mittee of the Legislature, in no way effect
the present local management, and therefore
should not be given too great weight ia
considering the points in controversy.
The joint committee of the two Houses
will not meet until next week, but a number
of the members, perhaps a majority, ara
strongly in favor of removing from tha
Soldiers Orphans' Schools to the Normal
schools all children from 12 years of age
upward. The disposition of the committee
is to leave the younger children in the
schools until they arrive at the age of 12
years, when thevalso, if the plan is adopted,
will be removed to the Normal schools.
The wiping out of the soldiers orphans
schools controlled by the svndicate, ol which
ex-Senator Wright is the head, is a cer
tainty. These schools, however, had the
hearty indorsement of Superintendent
Higbec, and Governor Beaver, in conversa
tion with The DisrATCH correspondent
concerning the one at McAlisterville,
spoke in nigh praise of it. Even the report
in which Inspector Wagner attacked
Superintendent Highee and the manage
ment of the soldiers orphans' schools, has
MANY GOOD WOEDS
to say for the four syndicate schools, from
which it would seem that though the
children might not be maintained in.
luxury, they were even then in much better
condition than many children dependent on
their own parents.
A gentleman whose standing in State
politics is high, and upon whose publio
record the breath of suspicion has never
blown, said emphatically to your corre
spondent: "Senator Wright is the most,
maligned man in tlie State ofPennsylvania,
but what's the use of saying so in the face
of all the newspapers in the State? When
they get after a man he might as well quit
This opinion is given as the undoubtedly
honest expression of opinion on the part of
an honest man, whose opportunities for
observation have been fully as good as those
of the persons who attack the schools under
the syndicate's management. It is re
ported here, with no ide3 of shielding the
schools from adverse legislation. Their
doom is already sealed. It is possible to
dispense with several schools, and as the
svndicate schools have been most attacked
they must be the first to go. SniPSON.
one of ths most
ancient and arand-
est of enaineerlna trtumvhs vortraved bu
Frank O. Carpenter, together with some anec
dotes of a royal old joker, in to-morrow's DH
PLAGUE OP TIGEES.
It Necessitates tho Removal of a Tillage U
Java to an Island.
London Times. I
According' to the administration report of'
Java recently laid before the Dutch Cham-,
bers, portions of that island are being de
populated through tigers. In 1882 the popu-(
lation of a village in the southwest of the.
Bantam province was removed and trass-'
ferred to an island off the coast in con
sequence of the trouble caused to the
people vby tigers. These ferocious ani-'
mals have now become an intolerable
pest in parts of tlie same province. Tha
total population is about 600,000, and in
1887 CI were killed by tigers, and in conse
quence ot the dread existing among the peo
ple, it has been proposed to deport the in
habitants of the villages most threatened to
other parts of the country where tigers are
not so common, and where they can pursue
their agricultural occupations with a
greater degree of security. At present they
fear to go anywhere near the borders of tho
The people at present seem disinclined, or
they lack the means and courage, to attack
and destroy their enemy, although consider
able rewards are offered by the government
for the destruction of beasts of prey. In
1888 the reward for killing a royal tiger was
raised to 200 florins. It appears also that
the immunity of the tiger is in part due to
superstition, for it is considered- wrong to
kill one unless he attacks first, or otherwise
does Injury. Moreover, guns were always
vcrv rum in this particular district, and
since a rising a few years ago, have beea
taken away by the authorities altogether.
Oil City llllzzard.:
People who have grown mora or lew ac
customed to cracking butternuts and
their thumbs at the same time thus natur
ally feel a little ashamed of themselves ia
noting the following scientific, Esthetic
method ot op;ning the said nuts: "Make
an Incision in the osseous eudocrop at
right nnslcs with the plarentie in the region
of the rudimentarv sutures. In this war
the operator is able to strike the oleagenotu
ovule laterally." S,
It is proposed in England to operat
dust and garbage cartsiy electric propulsion.
Who cauzht for the Allianv team last season,
is afliis home, HARMONY, PA, "
Good dunce for some club to get good,
catcher. He has had some offers. le&i