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ftlM FOR FLORIDA
Manager Ed Swaxtwood Re
solves to Try a Venture
Detroit Will Have a Guaranteed $10,
000 Trotting Stake.
50SSIP ABOUT OUR BALL PLATERS,
The Shooting League "Will HaTe a Con
jGEXEBAL SPOBTKG KEWS OP THE DAT
Practical and really experienced baseball
players are seldom -without their winter
plans and schemes in connection with them
selves and the national game. Amid all
the intentions, declared and not declared, of
Eastern and Western managers, Ed Swart
wood, manager of the Hamiltons, has de
vised a scheme which may turn out to be a
cood one. He has resolved to organize a
team at once and proceed to Florida for
lour or five weeks, if he can obtain sufficient
guarantees from the baseball enthusiasts in
that sunny and orange growtnc clime. The
Hamilton manager stated his intentions yester
day as follows: "
"Daring the last few days I have been seri
ously thinking of taking a team to Florida to
play exhibition games against the Philadel
phians, or any other team. Of course I could
not do this except I could get a sufficient num
ber of guarantees. I hare come to the con
clusion that O
THIS CAK BE DOSE.
That is, I think the Florida people who want
to see a good game will be disposed to engage a
team to meet tne team that is going from Phil
adelphia shortly. At any rate I have made
np my mind to correspond with some
authorities in Florida on the matter.
I can have a good team in Florida on March 5,
or shortly after it. We can play there a few
weeks and be home again in time to report. If
the plan can be thoroughly arranged it will
afford excellent training and practice for the
players whom I engage.
"Well, my team would be something like as
follows- Pitchers, Galvin and Blair; catchers,
Lauer and Miller or Fields; first base. Fry; sec
ond base, probably Kuehne; short, Otterson or
Boles; third, McShannic; left field, McGann:
center, Brodie; right, Swartwood. I
have an idea that a team like this
would keep anybody not in first-class condition
very busy. Of course I don't know yet whether
or not all the players I have named will be at
liberty to go with me. Probably one or two of
the Pittsburg (team plajers may not go, but I
have good men at command to put m their
places. However, I mean to try and arrange
ABOUT THE M'KEESPOKTS.
Manager Torreyson,of theMcKeesport County
League Club, was in the rity yesterday and
talked encouragingly ot prospect of his team
and the league. He said: "We will know
probably to-morrow or Wednesday whether or
not we can have our new grounds. The prop
erty we desire has changed hands recently, and
the new owners may be disposed to encourage
the national game as much as possible. If we
can secure the grounds we want we will then
be right in the center of the city. Mrs. Bai'ey.
the well known temperance advocate, is the
authority to whom we now look, faho can
grant or refuse to us the use of the grounds wo
want. She is out of the city at present, but we
expect her decision between now and Thurs
day. It is to be hoped that she will allow us
the grounds. The Y. M. C. A members will
share the use of. the grounds with us if we
get them. ......
"Regarding the McKeesport club, I think we
are all right. We have now seven players
signed and there are nine or ten local plajers.
all wishing to sign. We want to get the best of
them, however. Baker, tvho pitched for the
Homesteads last year, will play with us If he
does not sign with tho Mansfield, O , club. He
is negotiating with that club and inayplay
there. I fear my brother will go to Mansfield,
because by request he sent his lowest terms
to that club to-day, and they are so near what
Mansfield has offered that I feel sure he will
go iliere to play left field. We have signed
Callahan, our pitcher of last year, and he is a
good man. He does not want to go really into
the profession until next season, so that we are
sure to keep him. 1 may say that if we fail to
.get our new grounds we will refix our old ones
WANT BRADDOCK. TO STAY.
The .Bines' Prospects or Life Appear Terr
The McKeesport admirers of the national
game are sorry to hear that there is a proba
bility of Braddock dropping out of the County
League. The McKeesporteishad heard that
there would have been some excitine contests
between the Braddock and McKeesport, clubs.
The former had a j;ood team last year, and its
disappearance fro m the arena will be loosed
upon with general Tegret.
The prospects of Braddock having a clnb
this season are cert Alnly not bright The clnb
will not be able to 1 lave inclosed grounds. The
club, however, is m -gotiating for a site between
Fifth and Sixth e treets, and if this is secured
all will be well.
DETROIT IN LIKE,
A Guarantee of 510,000 Offered tor the
Detroit, Mich., February 25, The directors
of the Detroit Driving Club to-day fixed the
dates for the annual blue ribbon meeting at
July23 to 28 inclusive. It was agreed to make
stakes for the 221 class a $10,000 guaranteed
purse, and -to offer other purses aggregating
about 120,000 or S30.000 in alt
The entries foi the ?10, 000 stake willbe closed
earlier than for the other races, and, as the
term signifies, it will be a stake, when the asso
ciation will add enough to the entrance money
to bring it np to the advertised figure.
Beck ley All Kiclit.
ST. LOUIS', February 25. Jake Beckley, of
Hannibal, and Harry Staley, of Springfield,
DL. the two colts who graduated from the St
Louis Whites, last spring, and made such a
rood record in tt-e National League, passed
through this city on their way to the Hot
Springs. BecLley sa ys that he is in fine condi
tion, and that his an kle is now as good as ever.
The change in the ru les will not affect his bat
ting, and he expects to keep the League out
fielder hustling as h-ard as be did last year.
Moreover be is confident that fataley will make
a fine record this year. He has developed
greatly in his winter practice, and is now mas
ter of the knack of watching the bases and
throwing to first. This was his one weakness
last year, and was owing chiefly to his inexperi
ence. He has been in constant practice at his
home in Springfield since the season closed.
The pair will join Dntilap andConwavat Hot
Springs, and remain there until the Pittsburg
Club reports at Cincinnati in April.
To the Sporting Editor or The Dispatch. .
Sib I noticed in a recent issue of your paper
a statement made from West Middletown, Pa.,
in regard to their baseball club for the coming
season, claiming that they will be the cham
pion local club of Washington county, and
that they have signed Sawhlll, the right fielder
of the Lafayette club last season. This state
ment is incorrect, Sawhlll has standing offers
from several local clubs. His fielding average
was ,940 and batting .295, and be led the team
in base running. It is not at all plausible that
a player of SawhiU's ability would sign with
such an inferior organization as West Middle
town. Mr. Sawhlll is a fine athlete, a splendid
base runner and a good batsman. We think
somenf the minor league clubs would do well
to secure his servfees as right fielder, as he
would prove to be peer of any in that position,
The Britishers Hnstllng.
Postox, February 25. It is said that a 90
foot cutter is being built in Southampton, En
land, from the lines of E. R. Watson for a
yachtman named Sidney Watson. All matters
connected with the new yacht have been kept
quiet, and the yachtsmen of Southampton
have been led to believe that she is to be a
cruising yacht. Watson's frequent visits to
Southampton, however, have created suspicion,
and now it is thought there that the new cut
i ter is the boat whic h may be sent out here the
coming season by tlie Royal Clyde Yacht Club,
the Secretary of which recently asked the New
Tork Yacht Club if a challenge could be sent
seder the deed of tf t.
THE B0IS AT FLORENCE.
Spaldint-'a Teams Detlcht Gay Italian
Crowd. Tho. A"-Americas Win A tain
Anson's "Error Advice to Managers
Nice the Next Place of Contest.
TOT CABLE TO TUB DIS PATCH. 1
Floresck, February 25. rCopyright
Florence was a lively city to-day, for the fact
that the American basebull teams were to give
an exhibition of the beauties of the American
national game, put society in a flurry. Nearly
2,000 people assembled fn the grand stand of the
Cascene race course to see the Chlcagos and the
All-Americas play their last Italian game.
The American artist quarter of the city fur
nished a large contingent of the-spectators.
American and English tourists were out in
force, and Italian society people made up the
Nearly half of those present were ladies, and
their 'bright-bued dresses and beautiful faces
made the spacious grand stand greatly re
semble a huge garden of flowers. Among the
ladies were daughters of Kubetien Robinson
and ex-Sheriff John McNamara, of Brooklyn.
Thiy showed excellent discrimination and
judgment of good plays, leading the other
ladies in applause. Among the other Amer
icans present were Commodore Dickerson, -Dr.
O'Gonnan, of Newark, and James R. Connor,
who is at work on the Hendricks monument.
Among the leading Italians were Prince
Strozxi, .Marchese Glnori, Marchesa Tongelanl,
Conte and Contesse Fabncolti, Conte and
Contesse Gherardestta, Baroness Vandehrene,
Marchese Balbi, Marchesa Piccollesis, Conte
Canevaro, Marchese Imperlale, Conte Fabrioni,
Conte Caldcral and many members of the
jockey club- Marchese lorngiani. Mayor of
Florence, sent his regrets by two official rep
resentatives of the municipality.
The playing ground was in the center of a
level field, to the north and west of which rise
mountains, forming a beautiful natural amphi
theater. The game was played with dash and
spirit from start to finish, enlivened by tho al
most bitter rivalry which has characterized
most of our contests, as Umpire Tener has had
occasion many times to f eel. The All Ameri
cas were especially brilliant in inflelding, and
they stole 11 bases in fine style. There were
very few errors on either side, except by
Anson. Crane made a god first, and Ward, as
usual, covered the whole infield.
We leave to morrow for Nice, where we play
on Thursday. Clun managers would do well to
remember that of the All Americas Carroll,
Earle and Manning are the only players signed.
Carroll says he will stay -with Spalding until we
return to Chicago, unless forced to leave by
Pittsburg; Earle and Manning swear they will
play their string out. All the others have
signed contracts to remain with Spalding until
In to-day's game Baldwin and Daly were Chi
cago's batteryand Healy and Carroll for the All
Americas. The score by innings was:
Chlcagos X 0 0
All Americas 1
WON'T NEGLECT PITTSB0B.G.
Courtney Says the Shooting League
Will Schedule This Citr.
1 Mr. A O. Courtney, a member of the Advis
ory Board of the National Shooting league,
was in the city vesterday. Mr. Courtney, dur
ing a conversation regarding the league last
evening, said: ... .
"Our organization will be a go, and I will be
surprised If it is not a creat success. I expect
that something like 5,000 clubs will join the or
ganization, and that means there will be some
interesting contests during the year. We will
not reach San Fraacisco this year, but we will
certainly get there next year.
"Contrary to what has been published from
our meeting at Cincinnati there will be a scries
of contests in Pittsburg. I cannot now say on
what datei the contests will take place, but
they will be held. Of course, our aim is to give
encouragement to all amateurs, ana conditions
of contest will be made with this object in
view. The shooting rules have been somewhat
changed, bnt all shooters know of the changes
Scnred by the Canon.
The dog'fight arrangedbetween Canon,owned
by Alexander Wilson, of the Southside, and
another dog by Pat Kirley, has been declared
off, the latter forfeiting the 825 un. The dogs
had to fieht at 22 pounds, bnt goodljudges con
sidered Canon too much for any local dog ot
her weight. She is bv Tiger, the famous local
bull terrier. Mr. Williamson, who is a well
known sporting man, offers to match Canon
against any 22-pound dog in the country.
New Orleans Winners.
New Obiveaxs, February 25 There was a
large attendance at the races to-day. The
weatner was beautiful: track fine.
First race, one-half mile Indiana won in MH.
Lemlncton second, Maid of Orleans third.
Second race, four and a half fnrlontrs Lamont
won In 1:03, Benton second, I.uln Mav third.
Third race. flve-elrhths of a mile Electricity
won in 1 OS. Red Tjcaf second, J lmmle B third.
Fourth race, three-fourths of a mile Mollle
Hard v won In 122, Lord Grosvenor second, Llda
Bought ft Standard Trotter.
J. S. Conlson and brother have returned
from the great Kentucky horse sales. They
sp:ak highly of the high quality of horses sold
there. Dnring their stav in the Blue Grass
resnon they visited Pine Grove, the home of
Spencer Brothers, and purchased the standard
bred trotting stallion Alcyone Chief, bv Al
cvone,sonof George Wilkes, dam by Clash
Chief, Jr. Alcyone Chief will stand at the
head of the Keystone breeding farm, near
Will Sell Some Trotters.
Mr. P. H. Hacke, of this city, has resolved to
disnose of all his trottingrtock except the cet
of Dn qnesne and Prince Harold. He has made
this resolve because he wants to devote more
time to the breeding of Percherons and Clydes
dales. He has a large number of well-bred
trotters in Kentucky.
Bennett, of Braddock.
Bud Bennett, of Braddock. has been asked to
sign again with the TJniontown club. A con
tract will be forwarded him next week for him
to sign, but the probability is that he will not
do so, having a lucrative position in the mill.
, Captaut AsTinni Ibwik, of the Phillies, is
a native of Toronto, Ont
Wkyhixg still holds out against the Athletic
club for an increase in salary.
A chabteb, for the Pittsburg Natatorium
Company was granted yesterday.
Harry Ratmond is still In California, but
will report at Louisville next week.
It was not Indianapolis, but Minneapolis,
that bought Inflelder Miller from Omaha for
The Philadelphia club may go to New Or
leans to play a few games before returning
from the South.
It is quite probable that Gore will be the
New York's regular left fielder in the place of
BuFmrTOsrand Farrar will not go to Florida
with the Phillies. The former is coaching the
Brown University ball players.
Johk Sri.AX has purchased from Georee E.
Perrin, of Chicago, for 51,800, the bay gelding
Prince, by Cornell's Ethin-Allen.
Bair, who became famous as the driver of
Maud S when that mare "was on the turf, is just
now tryine to secure an engagement in Europe
to train trotters on that side of the Atlantic.
The noted trotting gelding, Phil Thomp
son. 2-16& has been successfully fired, and will
be campaigned next summer through the grand
circuit by Crit Davis, the celebrated trainer
Mteb. McAuliffe, Billy Madden and Alf
Kennedy met in Milwaukee yesterday and dis
cussed plans for another fight. No definite un
derstanding was arrived at Myer wants to
fight in private, with only 25 spectators pres
ent. Manager Haeet Davis, of the London
Theater, yesterday wired Frank H. Hart, the
n.d.,M,n rtwr nfr 7PiHcrt frrt mmm 4,,.."....
tries of all the leading pedestrians now there
to contest in the proposed big race in the Cen
tral Rink here next April.
Colonel R G. Stoneb, of Paris. Ky., re
fused an offer of $46,000, made by a New York
syndicate, for his bay horse Baron Wilkes, dam
Belle Patchen, bv Mamhnno Patchen. who
made a record of 2 J8 at Lexington on Novem
ber 1, 1883. The Colonel says the Baron is not
An innovation in the score card line will be
made by the Brooklyn club next season. It
will be more In the line of a book and consists
of 16 pages. Portraits of all the players of the
borne clnb will adorn the pages, with the rec
ords of each and the date of their joining the
team. A schedule of the games and a hand
some calendar will shortly be issued by the
same club. This will also bear the portraits of
the players, together with the playing dates.
Billy Sowders and the directors of the
Boston club are still at sea on the salary ques
tion. "Yon know how to get mv name to a
Boston contract." writes Billv to Director 11.
Jings: and if you don't see At to do it, I will not
play Dau lor tue Boston emu next season."
Director Billings replied in the following man
ner: "You can slcn witn President Youne at
the classified figures or forever be debarred
from playing ball." This is a chance for the
Brotherhoodto asjert itself.
ALL WANT TO SEE BEN.
The 'Entire Legislature Will Meet the
A 6EEAT BIG BOOM FOR BLAINE
is Secretary of State is Defeated in the
House by a Close Tote.
A SERIOUS ALLEGATION IS DENIED.
ait Committee Appointed to InTesUgite the
Orphan Schools. ,
The legislature will to-day form itself
into a committee to meet President-elect
Harrison. A resolution booming James G.
Blaine was tabled by a close vote. A seri
ous charge against State Chairman An
drews is to be investigated. It is proposed
to organize a naval militia.
rrBOMA STAFF C0KRESPOOTXNT.3
Habeisbueo, February 25. The first
interesting thing in the proceedings of the
House to-night was the passage of a resolu
tion that when the House adjourns on
Friday it adjourn until the succeeding
"Wednesday evening at "8 o'clock. The in
tention, of course, is to give the members a
chance to attend the inauguration of Gen
eral Harrison, but there has thus far been
no action taken toward having the Legisla
ture go as a body, and a great many of the
members intend to go home in preference to
elbowing their way through the crowds at
the national capital.
Another resolution in line with this one
was introduced by Representative Bean, of
Montgomery, that a committee of five mem
bers of the House be appointed to wait on
General Harrison when his train arrived at
Harrisbnrg to-morrow and invite him to
pay a visit to the Legislature.
After Ur.Kauffman had moved an amend
ment to make the committee consist of 201
members, or, in other words, the whole
House, the resolution was carried, and the
Speaker appointed as the committee Messrs.
Bean, of Montgomery; Andrews, of Craw
ford; Connell, of Philadelphia; Wherry, of
Cumberland, and Blair, of Greene,
The next resolution was laid on the table
by a close vote. It was introduced by Mr.
Kratz, of Montgomery, and is as follows:
Resolved, That we do most cordially con
gratulate President-elect Harrison on the con
templated appointment of that prince of American-
statesmen, James G. Blaine, to the Pre
miership, knowing that through his instru
mentality, his sagacious, progressive and yet
conservative counsels, we shall again have a
foreign policy worthy the name, whose pulsa
tions .will be felt through all lands, be it in
London or at Berlin, and that our 60,000,000 of
the most intelligent freemen in existence will
take their true position among the nations of
A DEI DECORATION DAT
The Object of a BUI Pieced on the Calendar
of the Douse.
rFItOM A STAIT COKBESPONDEKT.l
Haeeisbuko, February 25. Captain
Evans, of Bedford, moved to-night that the
bill prohibiting the sale of liquor on Decor
ation Day, which was negatived by the
Committtee on Vice and Immorality, be
placed upon the calendar. In supporting
the motion he referred to the unanimous
action of the Grand Army Encampment at
Erie in favor of such a law, and stated while
the old soldiers surely do not indulge too freely
on Decoration Day there are others who do,
and young America figures in the list
Mr. Boggs, of Butler, who introduced the bill
in the House, talked eloquently for it, and
called attention to the fact that a similar meas
ure had already passed the Senate. This led
Mr. Quiglcy, of Philadelphia, to move an in
definite postponement on the ground that the
Senate bill could be acted on when received,
bnt after Mr. Bean, of Montgomery, had made
a plea for the measnre he withdrewhis motion
and the bill, receiving more than a majority of
the total vote of the House, goes on the calen
dar. TETEE1NAET SUEGE0N8,
To be Hesrulttted and to be Graduates of
THOU A BTA1T COEEESPONDENT.l
Habbisbuec, February 25. Mr. Spiel's
bill to regulate the practice of veterinary
medicine and surgery passed finally in the
House to-night. It provides that,a veter
inary practitioner must be a graduate of a
legally chartered veterinary college or uni
versity, except that anyone who
has practiced veterinary surgery for
five years preceding the passage of
this act shall be entitled to continue practice
without using the title of veterinary surgeon.
All practitioners must register with the Pro
thonotary. WANTS THE M0NEE
Appropriated Two Years Aco for the West
IFEOM A STAFF COEEESPONDENT.
Habbisbubo, February 25. Major Den
nison was here to-day from Pittsburg in the
interest of the West Penn Hospital. Two
years ago $19,000 was appropriated to the insti
tution, bnt owing to some complication was
never paid. The Major brought books and pa
pers with him, and says the matter was satis
factorily explained to the. Auditor General,
and the money will be paid.
Must Fenco Their Tracks.
FEOM A STAFF COKEESFONDENT.3
Hakkisbubg, February, 25. Representative
Fruit, of Mercer, is the parent of a bill to make
railroads fence their tracks, which was re-
Eorted favorably to-night from the Railroad
ommittee. Several counties of the State now
have a special law covering the point, and the
design of the present bill is to make the law
As to Eminent Domain.
fFEOK A STAFF COBRESOHDENT.J
Habeisbueo, February 25. The Railroad
Committee will soon have the bill granting cor
porations the right of eminent domain over the
property of other corporations np for final con
sideration. Baltimore and Ohio officials from
Pittsburg are expected to be present. The com
mittee, it is thought, will report the bill nega
tively. To Furnish Stationery.
fFBOXA BTAFF COBRESFOSnENT.l
HABBiSBTjBO.ebruary 25. Mr. Bllllngsley's
bill to authorize the County Commissioners
of the several counties to furnish office
furniture, books and stationery required tor
each and all county offices whose offices are
located in the county building, passed third
reading with verbal amendments.
Fond of Pictures.
rrnost A staff cobbespontjent.I
Habbisbubo, February 25. Congressman
elect Ray came over from Waynesburg to-day
and successfnlly petitioned Chairman Andrews
md CaDtain uimnesiey ior a oira oeoc jur.
Ray goes to Washington, D. C., to-morrow in
company with Representative Neff.
School Legislation Needed.
fFEOM A STAFF C0BBXSPO2TDEXT.1
HahbisbubO, February 25. Delegates from
nine third-class cities met here to-day to con
sider legislation for schools for those cities. A
number of amendments were proposed, which
will in due coarse make their appearance in the
Legislature. Allegheny was not represented.
Want Salaries Kept Down.
Habbisbubo, February 25. Representative
Nesbit, of Allegheny, is in receipt of a number
of petitions against the bill raising the salaries
of the Allegheny County Commissioners from
52,500 to ,600 per year.
Rah for the Flag-.
. JSPCCIAI. TELEOHAM TO THE "OISFATCH.!
HabsiSBTTEo, February 25. Fouradditlonal
stars have been placed on the flag which floats
above the dome of the Capitol to indicate that
the legislature is in session in view oi the
creation of foux new States.
THE PITTSBUEG' DlSPATOHrTUESDXY, " EBRTTAET -
DENIES THE CHARGE,
Bat It Wilt be Investlcaied by a Legislative
FROM A STAFF COEEI8FOKDENT.:
Habbisbubo, February 25. Bumors
having found their way into print that
boodle had been used to defeat the Grangers'
meat bill in the Judiciary General Commit
tee, the members are much exercised con
cerning it. The report was that State Chair
man Andrews had received 560,000 and dis
tributed only $15,000 of it to have the bill
killed- Mr. Andrews laughed to-nlgnt when
the master was laid before him and intimated
the story was worthy of Munchausen.
But two members of the Judiciary General
Committee, Representative Kauffman, of Lan
caster, and Representative Lytle. of Hunting,
don, voted to report the bdl affirmatively.
Representative Brown, of Lawrence, who
voted in committee to negative the bill, will
to-morrow introduce the following resolution
in the House:
Wheeiab, It has been charted that the nnj of
too, 000 was corruptly oed to accomplish the defeat
of House bill K 0.500, known as the Granger
dressed beer bill: and
Whereas. The members of the House owe It to
mrmseiresanatne people oi me sBuwiarau1
gate the truth or falsity of said charm, and. If any
members of the Honse have been guilty of accept
ing any money or other valuable- consideration as
an Inducement to vote for or against said meas
ure, to have said members exposed and properly
dealt with. Therefore, be It
Resolved, Tnat a committee of seven members
of the House be appointed by the Speaker for the
fiurpose of making a full and thorough lnvestiga
lon into said charges and report the result of said
Investigation to the House.
THE H0ESE MAEINES.
A Naval Militia to be Organized as Soon as
a Vessel Is Furnished.
fFBOlI A STAFF COBBESFONMUIT.l
HABBlSBUBO,Fehruary 25. Representa
tive Connell, of Philadelphia, to-night in
troduced a bill creating a naval militia, to
consist of not more than four companies.nn
der a lieutenant commander who shall rank as
a major of Infantry. Staff and company offi
cers are provided for and the battalion shall be
raised as soon as the United States is ready to
furnish arms, equipments and a vessel of war.
This bill is a companion piece to the one re
cently passed to establish a nautical school in
THE G. A. E. COMMITTEE
Appointed to Investigate theMannaement of
the Soldiers Orphans' Schools.
TFBOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. T
Habbisbubo, February 25. Depart
ment Commander Stewate of the G. A. E.,
has appointed the follomng Committee on
Soldiers' Orphans: PastTlepartment Com
mander Magee, of Wrightsville; Major Moses
Veale, of Philadelphia: Thomas Sample, of Al
legheny; S. Morrison, of McKean county; T.
Reinald, of Lancaster. A
This committee will meet on Thursday with
the joint committee of the Legislature to de
cide on a plan of action in regard to the Sol
diers orphans' schools.
CAPTAIN CLAT THANKED.
He Didn't Cat Off General Hosier's Buttons
It Was Another Confederate.
fFROK A STAFF COEEESPONDKfT.
Habbisbubg, February 25. Captain
Clay, upon whose motion the Grand Army
button bill was made a special order and
passed the House finally on the last day of
the Grand Army Encampment at Erie, has al
ready received the formal and official thanks
of SO Grand Army posts.
Captain Clay arrived here to-day, after a
brief illness, and explains that it wasn't Gen
eral Rosser, but another Confederate officer,
whose buttons he cut off.
WANT SPECIE PAYMENT.
A Resolution to Congress Affecting- Soldiers
of the Late War.
rFBOM'A STAFF COEKESPONDENT.l
Habbisbubo, February 25. Represent
ative Blackburn to-night presented a reso
lution that Congress be requested to -pass a
law to pay to soldiers of the late war the differ
ence between the value of gold coin and the
greenbacks In which they were paid.
The measure is one that is strongly urged,
and Representative Blackburn has many let
ters requesting that the Legislature pass the
Cnunda Preparing an Extradition Treaty
With the United Stntes.
fEFECIAL TILIOEAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Ottawa, February 25. There is to be
introduced in the Dominion Parliament to
morrow by a member on the Government
side of the House a bill to extend the provis
ions of the extradition actior the surrendering
of criminals that came to Canada from for
eign countries. Sir John Thompson, Min
ister of Justice, it is understood, will sanc
tion the bill, and, as it will provide for the
extradition of all criminals now in Canada,
it will doubtless strike terror to the hearts
of American boodlers and others now in the
The object of the bill is to authorize the
surrender by the Canadian Government of
fugitive criminals, except political offend
ers, who have sought an asylum in Canada,
and who are charged with the commission
of any one of a list of crimes given
in the schedule "of the bill, which
covers all the American crimi
nals now in the Dominion, from a
country with which Great Britain has no
extradition treaty affecting Canada. The
bill also provides for the "cases of fugi
tives from countries ivith which Great
Britain has no extradition treaty affecting
Canada. The bill also provides that in the
case of fugitives from countries with which
Great Britain has an extradition treaty they
may be surrendered for crimes named in the
schedule, and not named in the treaty.
PITTSBURG TO THE PEONT.
The Conspicuous Position Assigned to the
Americas Clnb March 4.
Washington, February 25. General
Hastings, Adjutant General to Governor
Beaver, Grand Marshal of the inaugural
parade, is hard at work assigning
places in line to the various or
ganizations which have given notice of
their intention to participate. The
first division will be comma.nded by Briga
dier General H. G. Gibbon, and will con
sist of regular United States troops and the
District militia. The arrangement of the
other military commands has not yet been
announced. Their organizations will com
prise the Fifth division, and will be under
the immediate orders of Colonel Myron M.
The first brigade of this division will be
headed by the Americus Republican Club
of Pittsburg, and will include a number of
well known Pennsylvania political clubs.
New Jersey organizations will make up the
second brigade and Maryland men the
third. A host of Republican clubs will be
in the fourth brigade under the marshalship
of General H. A. Barnnm, of New York.
General W. C. Butterfield will command
the Fifth brigade, which will comprise
clubs from different sections of the country.
Virginia. Delaware. South Carolina. Con.
'necticut, Massachusetts, , Ohio, Rhode Is
land, Missouri, Minneapolis, Kansas and
Colorado will have representatives in this
AFTER THE TEAIN E0BBEES.
A Tlgorons Search to be Instituted for the
Tulabe, Cal., February 25. Five de
tectives and other officers are here gathering
evidence, and will soon leave, in search of
the Pixley train robbers. Marshal Bachel
der returned this evening from a three days'
hunt, and says he found tracks and followed
themifrom the scene of the robbery 70 miles
west of Delano'' into the mountains. The
marshal's posse gave out and. he could not
get another there. ,
The robbers went into the mountains.
Thq marshal saw a man who had seen the
men known by description they were rob
bers, ana the search will bs continued.
ONE WOMAN'S WORE.
A Harassed Mother Ends Three Lives,
. Including That of Her-Orp.i
DETAILS OF THE DEADLY DEED.
Ordinary Illuminating Gas the Means
. Used for the Crime.
SHE SHOT HER HUSBAND ONE IEAE AGO
The Fearful Crime Attrttmted to a Melancholy ana
A Chicago woman rendered insane by
trials and tragedies, ended the lives of her
self andlwo little children. She killed her
husband in a fit of jealousy a year
ago, but was acquitted because of
insanity. She brooded over this deed un
til life became a burden. Suffocation by gas
was the means used.
Chicago, February 25. Mrs. Ida Mo
Canley, who shot her husband dead one
year ago Christmas "Ae, because of his in
trigue with the wife of her brother, late last
night suffocated her two little children with
illuminating gas and then commited suicide
by the same agency. Ever since the first
tragedy Mrs. McCaulej. has been melan
cholly. At that time she was acquitted of
her crime, because the Criminal Court
jurors were satisfied that she was insane
when she fired the shot.
Last May Mrs. McCanley left the house
where she committed her first murder and
rented the two-story and basement brick
house at 2201rving avenue. She then sub
let the first floor of the building to George
Furness. She lived with her two pretty
children on the upper floor. Ida slept
in a crib which swings from two
upright posts. Pretty 3-year-old Willie
slept with his mother. The boy was the
mother's pride, but the vagaries of the poor
woman led her to treat the baby girl with
unnatural severity. After she shot her
husband, Mrs. McCanley became despond
ent. She never talked about the tragedy,
but her brothers and sisters, and even Mr.
and Mrs. Furness, used to see her in gerat
A PEACEFUL EVENEfQ. l
Earlv Sunday evening .Mrs. McCanley
dressed her children -and took them oat to
her sister's house on Irving avenue. The
children romped around the house- while
the mother read a newspaper. She did not
appear to be melancholy.' It was 9.30
o clock when she left for home. Mr. and
Mrs. Furness heard her when she came into
the house. She went directly to her room
and locked the door.
Then she evidently began making pre
parations for the murder. She undressed
the children and placed them in her own
bed. When they had fallen asleep she took
a piece of rubber tube which she had used
for a gas stove and fastened the end of the
pipe to the gas jet, which is fas
tened to the wall close to the bedstead.
Then she disrobed, and, withont extinguish
ing the only gas jet which she had lighted,
turned on the gas of the bedstead jet into
the rubber tube and crept softly into bed,
with the other end ofythe pipe in her hand.
Hastily drawing the bedclothes over the
heads of herself and sleeping children, Mrs.
McCauley then took little Willie inher arms
and lay down to die. The escaping
fluid did its work quickly. The
children never awoke. The mother,
with her boy lightly clasped
in her arms perished without any evidence
of a struggle. It was 10 o'clock this morn
ing when Mr. and Mrs. Furness made up
their minds ta go to Mrs. McCauley's room
to see why the children were so quiet.
A SCENE 07 HOBBOB.
They climbed np the winding stairs and
went to the bedroom door.' It was locked.
The odor of escaping gas was over
powering. Mr. Furness got a chisel
and burst the lock. , The gas poured out
or the door and tilled the house. A bundle
of clothes was in the center of the bed. All
the sheets and blankets had been pulled
from nnder the mattress. All that was
visible of the mother and her two children
was the little white hand of baby Ida, which
lay outside the cover.
When Mr. Furness drew the bedclothes
off the bed he found Mrs. McAuley lying
upon her back. Her face had been discol
ored by the gas. . In her right
arm was Willie, while baby Ida
lay at her left side and near the
rail. All three were dead, although the
children looked so remarkably life-like that
Mr. Furness thought they were sleeping.
The gas had not blackened their faces as it
had their mother's. Their cheeks and chins
were flushed, and their eyes were closed as
though in sleep.
Mrs. McCauley left no letter explaining
her act She was 32 years of age. Baby
Ida was 18 months of. age, and Willie was 3
years old last December.
NICE M0EN1NG WEAPPEB8.
Described In the Technical Iaoiniage That
Only Women Can Understand.
New York Evening .Post.
Morning wrappers, whether of silk or of
fine wool or striped flannel, are fitted
smoothly in straight redingoat style, with
the fullness gathered below the two middle
forms in the back. On more elaborate mod
els the fronts are tnrned back in revers, dis
closing an accordion pleat of silk, which
reaches from neck to foot. A wrapper of
red and black striped flannel is lined
throughout with vivid red surah. It has
black velvet revers, a long black silk girdle,
an accordion-pleated front of red silk and a
collar of the velvet, very deep on the shoul
ders and edged with scarlet silk cord. The?!
cuffs are maue to match. Princess wrap
pers in pink and gray stripes, cardinal and
dark olive, dark Drown and poppy red are
shown, simply constructed and extremely
reasonable in price.
Expensive wrappers of armure silk have
closely shirred yokes, deep and pointed,
with box-pleated shirt waists showing be
neath the partly open fronts. These- are
feather-stitched, and furnished vwith jew
eled studs. There are also luxurious wrap
pers of ribbon-striped corded silks; these
made up with plain silk fronts, trimmed
with ribbons matching the shades of the
alternating stripes. Plain "lazy gowns,"
donble-breastedin effect, are lined with
anilted satin, and fastened with silk cords
ana wsseis. uusuuicro nrauuen are in
princess style, and are variously decorated
with wide feather bands, silk galloons, em
broidered bands, ribbon trimmings, co
quilles ot colored silk lace, surah, or plain
AND THIS PE0H CANADA.
The Anerlcan Hot; to be Excluded From the
On LTVA, February 25. A petition cir
culate! by Canadian pork packers, and
signed by 2V000 farmers, was presented to
the M nister of Customs to-day. It sets
forth hat the exclusion of the American
hog pioduct will revive the Canadian in
dustry The Government supporter says their
representation will be successfnl.
BOUND FOR APIA,-
A Squadron of German War Ships to Leave
for the Scene.
Bee .IN, February 25. The Kieter Zelt
ung sa rs that the German training squadron
will pt ceed from Pjrt Said to Zanzibar fo
replaci the Pacific cruising squadron now
engage 1 in the blockade on the East African
coast, and that the latter will then sail for
A SLAWS SECSET.
Ho Discovers a Silver Mine, and Offers
It to Hia Master The Latter He
fines It, Ferninc His, Slave
Wants to Escape.
Moobmeld, W. Va., February 25.
Silver mining upon an extensive scale is to
be begun in the mountains near here as soon
as the weather will permit. In connection
with the beginning of this industry there
is an interesting and somewhat un
usual story. Almost from the period
of the first settlement of the country
there has been a popular belief that a silver
mine of considerable richness existed some
where in the middle mountains, but al
though searching parties have tramped over
almost every foot of the territory, Ibegin
ning their operations long before the war,
no trace of the vein was ever found by
About 1853, however, a slave named
Gaiter accidentally found the silver-bearing
ledge and took the story to his master, with
the offer to reveal thelocation if he could be
assured of the freedom ot himself, wife and
son. The master, thinking it was only a
ruse on the part of the colored man to gel
a way to the North, refused to take any stock in
the alleged discovery, and the John Brown
raid, together with the outbreak of the war,
caused the silver legend to be completely
lost sight of. Gaiter and his family moved
to Mount Pleasant, Pa.,where he died a few
years ago.bnt not before he had confided nis
secret to his son Henry. Henry made a
number -of trips io the secret mine, and se
cured a considerable quantitv ot the metal.
A short time ago he visited this placeand
entered into negotiations with local capital
lists. They were so impressed with his story
that they consented to purchase a large
tract of wild land in the mountains a few
miles south of the town. As soon as that
was accomplished they -entered into an
agreement with Gaiter to give him one
fourth of the net proceeds of the mine.
This Gaiter assented to, and the old slave's
son is now here overseeing the preparation
of the papers. The company formed has
ample backing, and active operations will
be begun as soon as the agreements are com
pleted and signed. Gaiter has with him a
silver brick and a number of specimens of
ore taken from the mine, and the rock is
rated at an exceptional richness.
THE SOLID PAETI IN CANADA.
Loyalty to England of the French Popula
tion of the Dominion.
Charles Dudley Warner in Harper's.
Perhaps nothing will surprise the visitor
more than the persistency of the French
type in Canada, and naturally its aggres
siveness. Guaranteed their religion, laws
and language, the French have not only
failed to assimilate, but have had hopes
may be still have of making Canada
French. The French "national" party
means simply a French consolidation, and
has no relation to the ''nationalism" of Sir
John A. Macdonald. So far as the Church
and the French politicans are concerned,
the effort is to keep the French solid as a
fiolitical force, and whether the French are
iberal or conservative, this is the underlying
thought. The province of Quebec is lib
eral, but the liberalism is of a differ
ent hue from that of Ontario. The French
recognize the trnth that language is so in
tegral a part of the people's growth that the
individuality of a people depends upon
maintaining it. The French have escaped
absorption in Canada mainly by loyalty to
their native tongue, aided by the concession
to them of their civil laws and their relig
The French have always been loyal to the
English connection under all temptations,
for these guarantees have been continued,
which could scarcely be expected from any
other power, and certainly not in a legisla
tive nnion of the Canadian provinces. In
literature and sentiment .the connection is
with France; in religion, with Borne; in
politics England has been the guarantee of
both. There will be no prevailing senti
ment in favor of annexation to the United
States so long as the Church retains its au
thority, nor would, it be favored by the ac
complished politicians so long- as they can
use the solid French mass as a political
WHL MAECH ON GEEMANI,
That Is the One Idea Dominating General
Pabis, February 25. Stuart Cumber
land, the mind reader, read General Bon
langer's thoughts to-day. He gave Presi
dent Carnot a six months' lease of power
and traced Bonlanger's march on German?
via Stuttgart. The General declared
Cumberland's interpretation to be correct.
General Boulanger most emphatically de
nies that he entertains any hostility toward
England. He further states that he does
not believe that Lord Lytton, the English
Ambassador to France, believes that he has
any such feeling.
M. Boudele has presented to the Chamber
of Deputies a bill which proposes to add to
the expulsion law of 1886 a clause assimi
lating to Princes any individual trying
to compass the restoration of a per
sonal or dictatorial power for his
own benefit. Count Donville Mail
lefeu is greatly annoyed because
President Carnot did not consult hip re
garding the formation of the new Ministry.
He has decided not to contest a seat at the
It is rnmored that M. Tierad has proposed
to the Ministry to recall the Due d'Aumale.
GIANT GOSHEN'S WILL
HI Divorce Salt Did Not Snceeed, and Hh
Wife Claims Her Share.
SOMEBVILI.E, N. J., February 25. It is
likely that the will of Colonel Bonth
Goshen, Barnum's giant, who died last
week at Middlebush, N. J., will be offered
for probate in the Surrogate's Court at Som
erville next Monday. The giant left nearly
all his property to his adopted daughter,
and a small legacy to a friend named
Wickoff, who had attended him during his
In getting his will drawn np, Goshen
seems to have overlooked the fact that his
divorce suit, began three years ago, failed,
and that he bad a wife at the time of his
death. Mrs. Mary L. Goshen, now living
at Elgin, HI., remembered it. however.' She
has filed a caveat, and will claim her rights
as a widow. Her husband once gave her
the Clyde property, but after the close of
the divorce suit, when the couple separated,
he bought it back from her. She thinks
she would like to recover it now, and her
lawyer,-Mr. Yan Cleef, has assured her that
this is a case in Vhich she may eat her
cake, and have it, too.
'THE JI0EN OP HIS JIABEIAGE
An Expected Bridegroom Suddenly Ends His
New Obleahs, February 25. J. O.
Clarke, a native of England, aged 50 years,
committed suicide this morning by shoot
ing. Clarke has been in this city about 20
years, and for several years has been cashier
of the Union Excavating Company. He
was to have been married this evening to
Miss Florence Smith, aged 18 years. A
hasty examination of his accounts indicates
a shortage of a few hundred dollars.
POISONED HEE HDSBAND.
The Arrest of a Guilty Woman and Her Ac
complice. .Hastihgs, Neb., February ?5. Mrs?
John Aldrich was arrested to-day charged
with poisoning her husband. Henry Dun
nemayer, a hired hand, is under arrest as
an accessory. A grain of strychnine was
found in the stomach of Aldrich.
There is great excitement in the neighbor
hood of the Aldrich homestead,and a strong
guard has been placed oyer the prisoners to
resist a lynching.
GJLJST HIE IDO 10??
MR. C. A.
The contract6c on the new Masonic building, assures
us that he will have the Store Eooms which we are
to occupy in the Masonic building, and our entire
building in the rear, ready so we can open on
TH.UBSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889.
A good many people, seeing the large amount of
work yet to be done, doubt his ability to perform his
But the energetic and business like manner in
which these large buildings have been pushed to
completion in such a short time, lead us to believe -HE
CAN DO SO.
We will therefore (D. V.) open our new store on
the old stand with a very handsome and complete
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889.
Meantime we are selling lots of goods and sell
ing them very cheap. Come for Closing Out Bar
gains to 531 and 533 Wood street.
CAMPBELL & DICK
YOU may have observed jiow in time the effectiveness of paint-
ings seems to fade, and the colors lose their brilliancy and tone.'
It is mainly the gradual accumulation of dust, so it is a very simple,
matter to restore them, with Ivory Soap, clear water, just as it runs
from the faucet, and a soft brush; scrub carefully, rub off first with
a wet flannel and then with a dry one, and the colors will show up
in all their original beauty. Never experiment with 'ordinary soap
on a painting of value ; you may destroy it Ivory Soap may be
used with safety, for, as Prof. Cornwall, of Princeton says, "The
Ivory Soap is Very well made, no greasy fats being left in it, while
the alkali is thoroughly combined, so that it will not injure the most"
A WORD OF WARNING. ,
There are-many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the ' Ivory' j"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuinei Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it. "
foi)i-H-ht 1Vrt hv remoter & Gamble.
For Weatem Fenn
tylvania and West
along lakes; warmer,
PrrrsBTmo, February 25. 1889.
The United States Signal Berries omeerla
thu dry inrushes the ftwio wins.
10.-0OA. Jf ,
100 P. K....
Mean temp 20
Maximum temp.... 26
Minimum temp.. . 13
Kanze... .... IS
Hirer at s r.K., J. 8 Ami, a fall or 0.8 feet In tha
Ian 24 hours.
J. H. ATHEY.
a prominent druezlst or
Holly Springs, Miss., says:
doing wonders in this State.
'lour puis aro
the sale of Tutt's Pills exceed
those of all ethers combined.
They are peculiarly adapted to malarial dls
b&ses. Our physicians ail prescribe them."
OTTZCZ, H MUBBAT STBZXT, NSW TOJUC
Headquarters for Fresh Drugs, Pro
prietory Medicines and Pure Liquors
The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Drug
House in Pittsburg.
One of the secrets of oar success Is we aim,
to treat onr customers as ire wish to be treated
ourselves regarding purity and quality of
Roods. This course makes permanent custom,
ers, besides wo make uniform low prices to all.
In onr retail department buyers and customers
will find a larger and more complete stock: than
elsewhere, embracing a full stock of all the old
and new proprietory preparations of the day.
And buyers will not only save money and time,
bat annoyance by calling on us direct. As
wholesalers we offer big Inducements to deal
ers. We buy all our goods through first hands,
brokers and the manufacturer.
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY
of Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses, embracing full lines of both Foreign,
and Domestic, at prices for the age, ana quaU
lty of the goods that is not, and cannot be met,
some of which we quote:
Pare eight year-old export Guckenhetaw
Whisky, full quarts. Jl 00, or $10 per dozen.
UverDolt Pure Rye, Htb years old, full quarts.
I 00, or tin per dozen.
nn-t Jtl 25 at S15 iwr dozen.
Dun-rille's Old Irish Whisky, quart. K 60, or J
Ho per dozen. "
Ramsay's Old Scotch Whisky, distillery at
Islar, Jl 50 per bottle, full quart. T ..
Wise's Old Irish Whisky, distillery atNorthT
Mail, Cork. SI 50 per bottle, full quart.
"Vlnes you purchase from us are the very best,'
All oi tne ainerem varieties ut vuiuiiu'-
and only 50 cts. 1
na only OU CIS. ior luu quarra. or j w ir ura,.
Send for complete Price List, mailed free ta
NO MORE C. 0. D.'S. '
Owing to the late decision of Judge Ms.,
ure. All orders for Wines or Liquors will hare ,
to be accompanied by the cash, P. O. order or ,.
JOS. FLEMING & SON, Druggists
41ZM;uket tfreet, Pittsburg, Pa., v
Xel8 Corner ot tho Diamond