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I REVIEW OF SPITS,
Important Questionstliat Con-
i-. cem the Rational League.
iA. Western Correspondent on the Mc-
jGOSSIP ABOUT THE PUGILISTS.
'Jimmy Galrin's Adrice to .Ball Players
tGESERAL SPORTIXG KEWSOF THE DAT
; As & rale when an unusual number of
t'great "minds meet something significant is
fthe result. It would seem that such will be
'the case among the League baseball mag
nates next week. It is hard to believe that
,all presidents, managers and secretaries of
(League clubs are going to "Washington on a
Inere trip of pleasure. Of course the in
auguration of the country's President is to
take place, but it is singular that all the
baseball officials named should be simul
taneously making sacrifices to wit
ness it. Heretofore there has not
been such an unanimous opinion among
tlio baseball magnates regarding a visit to
Washington, no matter what has been going
on. At .any rate, it is reasonable to say that
omethlng more that the schedule will be
'dealt with at the league meeting. Should it
"transpire than nothing outside the schedule
"will be dealt with, it will be a very great sur
prise to many people, and it will not be because
there are not other things of the most pressing
and of the gravest importance to deal with.
Indeed, it is some time since the authorities
and the manipulators of the destinies of the
league had such vital questions to deal with as
they hare now. If they are not dealt with at
present they will only develop into a- more
aggravated form. ,and, in the meantime, five
.rise to a troublesom&amount of dissatisfaction
A Very Important Question.
Anybody in the least versed in baseball af
fairs need not be told that whatever question
refers to the fixing of players' salaries is of the
greatest importance. JMacanley's proverbial
schoolboy would know all about that. But the
salary question is now facing the League in a
way that has not been known before, and
whether the League deals with it on Taesday
or not, the fact of the existence and signifi
cance of the question will not be altered one
jot. The new feature of the salary difficulty is
the existence of an agreement between players
anofficials to the effect that no player shall
betscrved by a League clnb for the "next
Mason" for a salary less than that
which the club paid him during the season im
mediately previous. This is a very definite and
clear declaration. So clear' is it that at first
sight it would appear Impossible for any clnb
to- .avoid its requirements. We all know, of
course, that Denny, Glasscotk, Jim Whitney
undSowders have been asked to play for less
next season than they received last year.
Naturally, and apparently, logically enough,
they claim the efforts tor-educe their salaries
are directly contrary to the spirit and letter of the
Brotherhood contract just quoted from above.
As a result it has been positively stated that
Attorney Blackhurst, in behalf of tho Flayers'
Brotherhood, will go into court with the case
in question against the League.
The Magnate' Pica.
This, then, is a question of sufficient import
ance to demand the most caretul attention on
thcpaiH of the magnates. The latter, however,
hive a very specious argument or excuse in
their favor. They claim that every dollar
above 2.000 paid to a player last year was not
as "salary," but on account of some personal
considerations connected with the player or
players. It would be presumptuous at the pres
ent moment to say by what name a court would
call the extra amount. The matter will, doubt
lessly, be tested, or we'll have no brotherhood
shortly. I venture to say, however, that no
court will decide that the money received by
each player In addition to the limit ot $2,000
was a gilt. It must in some shape or form have
keen compensation for services rendered. I
presume that almost the entire case of the
League will rest on this claim, that is,
the claim that not more than $2,000 was paid to
iny player last year in the name of salary.
However, if this is so it may be that another
limculty will eventually crop un. It is reason
ible to expect that according to the classifies
3on plan some players will be reduced in salary
it some time or other. This will certainly be
ji opposition to the provisions of the brother
lood contract. From whatever- standpoint we
ook at the question it would seem that the
rcttierhood contract has developed into a
nuch greater stumbling block for tne League
nagnates than they at tirst expected. None of
is can well shut our eyes to the fact that no
natter ho w or in what name extra money was
laid players last year it was tacitly understood
o be salary. The League authorities may have
verlooked this fact when they agreed to the
May All Want a Change.
Eegarding my opinions of, the classification
icheme I hare nothing to change or alter from
vhat I expressed when the plan was first
idopted. At that time I expressed my doubts
ifcout its practicability. These doubts were
&sailed by many very able writers, but I
enture to say that there are more "doubters"
c-day than ever. Every day seems to add
neater proof that any method of classification
rhich relegates the comprehensive duties and
tower of classifying -to one man, and also
ountenances to some extent a system of
apionage. cannot be expected to be a
access. The first principles of the system are
iot sound and as a result the superstructure
aanot be safe. Ve have all been recently lo
omed that Messrs. Ward, Spaldinc, William
on and others of the Australian party are
Ten more than doubtful about this classifica
lon plan. Altogether there is good reason to
aytnat the magnates have plenty of import
at matters to deal with on Tuesday if they
boose to tackle- them.
About the Pugilists.
"Headers of these reviews will not be sur
rised to learn that Jake Kllrain intends to be
iEng,and early this month. It is not difficult
o perceive the reason for his going there
jrtQsh pounds and shillings. Of course he
nght not to be harshly dealt with on this ac
ount There is, however, one or two im
ortant features connected with Kilrain's going
way. In the first place it means what 1 have
ifalong been contending, vie that boxing Is
Ucing a terrific "header" throughout tho
halted States, and its protpects for some time
t'come are very dismal. It also means that
ere is an apparent boom in sparring in En-land-
On this point, however, I have
y doubts. There is at present and has been
r some time a very strong feeling inng
ind against public boxing exhibitions. IfKil
'n, Smith. Mitchell and other, prominent
bt were to indnlge in a series of nablic con
is:, that is contests "for blood," they wonld
e speedily vetoed. The facts of the case,
pwever, seem to be that Mitchell has secured
ieries of Music Hall engagements for him
lit and Kilraln. It may be. also stated that ar
ingcments for a boxing contest have been
lade between Smith ana Kilraln, at any rato
ilsteasy for the trio to do a very profitable
nsmess before next spring comes and goes. I
on't thinlc for a moment that Kilraln is going
t England thlnklnc that he lias on easy task
I hand to defeat Sullivan -should they fight.
lis more reasonable to think that Kilraln
of opinion that there will be no
ittle at all between, them. .1 am
.this opinion. We may expect to hear of a
tod contest between JoeLannon and Jack
kbtcn on the 19th inst, at Providence. They
ire to box 18 rounds. Asbton ought to be
its to hold his own at least against Lannon.
be former is Lannon's superior as a boxer,
til a very powerful young lellow. There Is
Stber contest ahead, however, concerning
hlcb there will be much conjecture. I refer
iegpronosed -fight between Ike "Vier and
tankMurpby, Providing these little fellows
e in good condttlon, and both determined for
ptory, the contest will be-one of the best seen
ra long time.
fm A Letter From the West.
Rjlew days ago I received letter from a
giler of The Dispatch: who resides in Cook 1
Enty, Illinois. I first met the writer of the
Hrr In 1S69, and he has taken an active inter-
i sporting matters for many years. His
"'was a long one, and was almost entirely
devoted to tho McAullffe-Myer affair, or at
least Tiie Dispatch criticism of It. There is
not space to reproduce here the entire letter,
but in fairness to the writer, who is an out' and
out Myer man, give to the public the most
vital part of it. My friend says: "While your
opinion of the tight (McAuliif e-Myer fight) as
written in The Dispatch was correct to a
very great extent, I don't think you treated
Myer fairly. I was at the fight, and Mycrs
only object was to keep out.of McAullffe's way.
He ought to have credit for succeeding In do
ing this. 1 don't mean to say that y --u have
said anything about Myer. that is not true,
but if you Knew him you would not deal so
pointedly with his faults as a fighter." The
letter goes on to say that neither Myer or Mc
Auliffe are real first-class men, and winds np
by pointing out how the sporting department
of a newspaper ought to be run,
The Western OInn Answered.
To a very great extent I am glad to take the
opportunity of saying a few words regarding
the criticisms or opinions stated in these col
umns from time to time. It has ever been the
policy of The Dispatch to fairly consider all
suggestions and opinions forwarded by Its
readers. The letter above quoted is a fair sam
ple of many that reach the office. However, I
am glad thatour friend in Cook county,Hllnois,
deems my opinion of theMcAullffe-Myer.affalr
a correct one, and that the only fault he has to
find Is that I should have made so much of
Myer's faults. He also refers to Myer's "keep
ing away" tactics, and intimates that I did not
give him credit for them. Certainly I did, and
1 now say that, doubtless. Mr. Myer could have
kept out of tho way for a year, providing he
could secure bis meals and sleep. But certain
ly this is not pugilism; were it such the cham
pion sprinters might easily be champion pugil
ists. The letter also refers to speaking too
plain, and advises something- like a milk and
waterlotion. The tlmefortbis hazy and carrying-water-on-both-shoulders.
kind of policy is past.
Most assuredly the day has come when an in
telligent public denies that we call a spade a
spade; a fighter a fighter; a no vice a novice and
a coward a coward. It is only thote who are
conscious that they have veiy grave faults as
public performers to hide who are complainers
of this frank and fair policy. However, I am
extremely glad to know that as a matter of
truth and judgement my criticism of the Mc
Auliif e-Myer contest was, in the estimation of
one of Myer's friends; correct.
Gnlvin's Training Methods.
If anybody knows correctly about getting
Into good condition, Jimmy Galvtn ought to
know. He has had more practical experience
than probably anybody else in the baseball pro
fession and his opinion right or wrong, de
mand attention. The othe! day Jimmy said
to me on this question: "When I went to St.
Louis at the close of last season I found that
almost all the ball players there had made ar
rangements to take daily exercise in the gym
nasium. 1 was asked to join the party, but I
said, "Galvin's not in with it.' A long expe
rience has taught me to know that it Is one of
the worst things in the world for a ball player
to continue hard, physical exercise through the
winter. This particularly refers to a pitcher.
What be wants is rest. I don't mean absolute
rest, of coarse. He can have a little exercise
now and again to keep his system all right. A
few months' idleness will not injure the mus
cles, at least I have found this to be the case.
A man may gain flesh and his wind become Im
paired, but this can be remedied in a very short
time. When hard work is resumed the muscles
are all the better for the rest. A continuous
strain exhausts and weakens them. I never
use my arm in heavy exercise during the win
ter; if I did, I'm convinced that I would not
have the po wer In It to-day that 1 -have. Most
certainly I recommend a good rest for players
of all kinds."
Advice That Should be Taken.
Without doubt Galrin's advice will be valu
able to many young ball players who not only
physically, but mentally, distress themselves
during the winter months. They are anxious
to keep In a condition as "fine as silk," and this
anxiety in some cases is so strong that the
nervous system becomes affected. The notion
that the process of keeping oneself down to
weight from year's end to year's end by the
most strenuous physical exercise has misled
and is still misleading many good athetes.
Speaking on this point the other day a friend
of mine who has interested himself in training
methods for more than 30 years said: 'Take
Dominick McCaffrey for Instance. The amount
of physical exercise that he has performed
during the last 12 months is more an abuse of
his system than anything' else. Of course cir
cumstances have forced him to keep m ex
cellent condition all the time; but, ohl It is
ruinous. If he is matched to fight Dempsey he
shouldn't fight before June, and be should in
the meantime take a good rest." I could mul
tiply these illustrations with dozens of others
relating to sprinters, boat rowers, etc. Suffi
cient, however, has been said to prove that
Galvtn's opinion is worth considering.
About the Amateur Boxers.
I was not surprised to learn that the East
End Gymnasium had decided to prohibit any
more boxing contests at Its rooms. Boxing has
during recent months taken a violent header
downward, and goodness only knows when its
popularity will be regained. It is, however, a
pity that amateur boxing should suffer because
of anything connected with professionalism.
Boxing is just as much a feature on the card of
physical exercises as anything else. When
pupils of other branches are encouraged by
public exhibitions to show how proficient they
have become it seems singular that the student
of boxing should not be allowed to display his
activity of hands, bead and legs. No matter
what any of us may contend, the fact remains
that at all athletic entertainments or assaults-at-arms
a boxing contest is always the most at
tractive feature. I fall to see why any
body objects to boxing and yet favors
wrestling or fencing. Speaking of the
East End Gymnasium reminds me that it Is
progressing wonderfully. Its roll of member
ship is Increasing, and Its finances are In good
condition. Among its members are the most
prominent young men of Pittsburg aud the
East End. President Barber tells me that it is
the intention of the directors to make it a
thorough going school for physical develop
ment. Altogether its success is assured.
There can be no doubt whatever about the
boom in long distance pedestrian contests this
winter. There is scarcely a town or city in
Ohio or Pennsylvania where a contest has not
been arranged or talked of. At least there are
two or three per week going on somewhere,
and, as in everything else, the demand for
pedestrians attract the supply. The latter
is, therefore, greater to-day than it ever was,
and the prospects are that there will still be
more pedestrians than ever before this year
ends. It Is amuslnc, however, to note how
these contests are named. The ceneral title of
them, not only on placards but In many news
papers that I could mention. Is: "Aslxniay go-as-you-please
walking match." How a man
can be limited to walking and yet go as he
pleases is a conundrum that I won't essay to
answer. The title Is just as ridiculous as talk
ing about a foot race sculling match. How
ever, the pedestrian contest arranged to take
place in this city, commencing in the second
veck of April, promises to be a Very great
aifair. I am informed that Manager Harry
Davis has invited George Noremac to come
here and train, so that the latter with his long
and excellent experience can assist in making
the arrangements for the event complete. The
venture, doubtless, is a big one, as the expenses
will run up to the thousands. Mr. Davis, how
ever, has acted so fairly and honestly In the
past that In tbe projected enterprise he has' the
good wishes of all the prominent pedestrians
in the country. Prikgle.
Minnehaha In Demand.
Ctxtotaxa, Kt., March 2. Kentucky
breeders are beginning to give more attention
to obtaining the blood of the famous Mlnne
haa, which so far leads the' line of trotting
dams. Mr. James-Miller; of Sunnyside Stock
Farm, Paris, Ky., In partnership .with Mr. W.
H. Wilson, of this place, has bought fromV3ov
ernor Marlam, of Minnesota, the stallion San
Gabrel, 5 years old, by -Sultan, out of Minne
haha. The price paid Is W.500. Tbe colt will be
shipped by express from St. Paul to-morrow.
New Orleans Races.
New Oexeaks, March 2. The attendance
at tbe races to-day was good.. Bain was falling
heavily and the track was sloppy.
First race, half mile Myoma won In S9, Geo
Martin 'second, Joe Wynne third.
Second race, fourand liair furlongs Jim D won
in 1:05. Barney Lee second, Anna wan third.
Third race, fivr-elghths ot a mile Superior won
In 1:11, OollRhtly second. Lord Uroavenor third.
Fourth race, six and a half furlongs Prltchett
won In 1:33, Doubt second, Roche third.
Prlddy Declines to Enter. .
1'eter Priddy received two offers yesterday
to enter pedestrian contests. One was from
Parkersburg, W. Va., to take part In the pro
posed 50-mile race at that place. The other
was from Worcester, Mass., to enter the ten
mile race there on the 23d Inst. Priddy states
that he is in no condition' to run at present
and, therefore, declines to enter either .of the
The backers of Joe Ridge have deposited
$50 forfeit for Ridge to fight either Shea, of
Wheeling, or Tommy Hogan, of this City, for
230 a side, under either -Queensberry or Lon
don prize ring rules.
Their Match Oft
Bostox, March 2. The third match for the
world's featherweight championship between
Frank Murphy and Ike Weir, made last Wed
nesday, nas couapsea.'
An Interesting Talk With President
ABOUT THE LEAGUE'S TROUBLES.
Mr. 5imick's Opinion of Bowe and White's
THE GAUDAUR-O'COMOB EACE TO-DAI.
A lively Fox Hunt Yesterday atFIndliy and a Dozes
Jim Hart, the American agent of Spald
ing's baseball teams, was in the city yester
dayarranging for the visit of the teams to
this city. He has fixed on April 16 as the
date for the contest here between the teams.
Mr. Hart was in really a loquacious mood
last evening, and during a long conversa
tion with the writer he said many interest
ing things. He talked frankly about the
League difficulties regarding the brother
hood contract, the salary qnestion and
Spalding's great trip. Eegarding the latter
he told a very Interesting story explanatory of
how Spalding finally resolved to travel round
the world. He said:
"1 always knew that Mr. Spalding had a great
desire to make the "world trip,' but I never
knew how he finally resolved to do so until Mr.
Parry and I were returning from 'Frisco after
the players had sailed for Australia. 8. Stan
ford Parry Is tho Liverpool, England, agent of
the Burlington and Quincy Railroad.' He is a
very aristocratic man and was in 'Frisco when
Mr. Spalding gave the big banquet. He sat
AT THE BANQUET,
and when all the players and guests were as
sembled, he remarked to me: 'Why don't the
players attend?' 'Why,' I said, the players are
all here. There are the All-Americans and
there are the Chicagos. They were all In full
evening costume, and Mr. Parry bad expected
to see a party of professionals with much of
the rough about them. When we were travel
ing East, he said to me: 'Mr. Hart, had I re
ceived Mr. Spalding's invitation in England I
would have made excuses so as not to attend.
I had no Idea of the very gentlemanly appear
ance of these athletes, and I am now willing
and eager to do all in my power to
assist Mr. Spalding in England or any other
European country.' Asa result-Mr. Spalding
secured Mr. Parry as his European agent, and
Mr. Parry's influence prompted the Marylebone
Cricket Club to extend an invitation to Mr.
Spalding and his players to visit England.
That caused Mr. Spalding to decide on a trip
ronnd the world.
"The trip wasafinanial snecess all through
Australia; but after leaving that country the
expenses have, .been great and the receipts
small. Mr. Spalding will, undoubtedly, be con
siderably out of pocket, but he is willing to
stand It. He didn't expect to make any
money, and his trip has advertised the national
NATIONAL LEAGUE AFFAIRS.
Speaking of the National League affairs, Mr.
Hart said: "Of course there are apparent
troubles looming on the reserve rule question.
I have always been In favor ot dealing with
that rule in the most liberal way. but, on the
other hand, a liberality of this kind has
prompted the alarming increase of salaries.
Those players who are now disposed to go into
court because they claim that the
League is trying to reduce their
salaries contrary to the provisions of the
brotherhood contract will come out at tbe
worst end. .No contract called for more than
$2,000 In direct salary last year. However. I
don't think that the reserve rule will stand the
test In court, but that will make little differ
ence to tbe League or any other organization
under the national agreement. Suppose a
player goes into court and wins his case against
tbe League and the reserve rule, what will he
dot No club under the national agreement
will employ him again. The reserve rule will
stand. and he will simply have
forced himself out of the business.
That's all there is. in it, and things
will just go on as usual. The great object is to
reduce salaries. Last year Omaha took in $33,
000 on the home grounds and lost 4,000 on tho
season at that. It all went for high salaries.
Des Moines lost $14,000 and the entire Western
League lost $90,000, all because of high salaries.
There must be a cnt or else there will be a col
lapse. President Brush, of Indianapolis, told
me the other day that his club had been two
years In tbe League and had lost all Its capital
stock and was only able to pay SO cents on the
dollar on Its liabilities."
WILL FIGHT PRITCHARD.
Jack Dempsey Ready to Meet The English
Hew York. March 2. Jack Dempsey will
accept the challenge of Jem Pritchard, the
latest English middleweight to seek his scalp.
But his acceptance Is on one condition. He
will toss for choice of grounds provided If
Pritchard wins that the fight takes place be
fore the Pelican Club. Demosey further says:
"Should Pritchard not accept this offer it Is
open to Mitchell. Uoode, Wall, or any other
middleweight in England. 100 to be allowed
tbe loser of tbe toss for expenses."
Dempsey claims all he wants Is fair play and
he thinks he can get it before that club. He
said that he had no gang of ruffians behind
him as some of the English papers had as
serted. He blames that whelp Mitchell for this
Hlnde, Prltchard's backer, has posted 25 for
feit. OUR BOYS IN PARIS.
Spalding's Teams Arrive at the Gay French
rsrZCIAt. THXGB1K TO TOT DISPATCH. 1
Pabis, March 2. Spalding's baseball teams
arrived here to-night, aud are quartered at the
Hotel St. Petersburg. The boys were pretty
well tired out with their long railroad ride, but
were delighted to find tbe weather here much
better than they expected it would be.
The present arrangement Is to spend the
time between now and Thursday sightseeing
and to play a game that day either on the
grounds of the Bols do Boulogrfe, or, if the
weather will not permit of outdoor work, in the
Palais de l'lndustrle. A number of the Paris
schools will attend.
All the boys are well and are overjoyed to be
in gay Paris at last.
THE COUNTY LEAGUE.
The Rales Committee to Meet Five Um
pires Wanted. ,
The Rules Committee of the Allegheny Conn
ty BaseballLeague will meet at Al Pratt's of
fice on Friday evening next to formulate rules
and regulations for the guidance of the League.
The Schedule Committee will meet as soon as
the National League schedule has been pub
lished. It has already, however, been agreed
that each clnb play two games on Decoration
Day; two on the Fourth of July and two on
Labor Day, September 26. One representative
from each club will comprise the Schedule
Committee. The League Directors are now
making efforts to secure fire umpires.
Another Local Gun Clnb.
Another local gun club is to be organized
early next week. The chief promoters of the
organization are Charles S. Robb. Jr.; and
Fred Davison. The name ot it will be the Al
legheny Gun Club. Already 20 gentlemen
have agreed to join it, and tbe numDer of mem
bers will be limited to 75. A six-months' lease
of Exposition Park has been secured, and
when that time expires the Club will secure
grounds on tbe Electric road.
Racing for Franklin.
Franklin, Pa., horsemen have arranged for a
trotting stake meeting to be held July 3 and 4.
The entrance fee to each stake Is $30, of which
f 10 is to accompany the nomination April 1, $10
to be paid May 15, and tbe balance the day be
fore starting. The society adds $50 to each
stake, and the purse and money will be divided
in four parts 50, 25, 15 and 10 per cent. Full
Particulars can be learned by addressing James
. Borland, Secretary, Franklin, Pa.
A representative of Thomas McCaul.of Eoho,
called at this office last night and left the fol
lowing challenge: "McCaul will fight Harry
Niklrk,at 165 pounds, under any rules, for a
stake or a purse. McCaul or his backers will
meet Nikirkat Tbe Dispatch office on Satur
day evening next, at 8 o'clock, to make a
A-Flndlay Fox Hunt.
ISrECIALTELEOEAM TO TBI 'BrsFATCR.I
FrKDLAT, O., March 2. In a fox hunt to-day
in Marion township, participated in by about
400 men and boys, 20 foxes' were chased and
kIL'ed. Another-hunt on a more extensive
scale has been atranged lor Saturday,March 16.
Interesting Opinions About the Speed of
Speed seems to run In grooves, or Its course
may be compared to'a river. In some instances
it ceases to flow on.being retarded bythe stones
and driftwood of prejudice or lost opportuni
ties, but when they are removed its strength
and swiftness are displayed in their fullness.
Take that mine of maternal speed, the Harry
Clay mare Hattie Wood, for example. In 1864
she produced Idol; In 1665 Gazelle, 221; lnlS6S
Louis Napoleon, by Volunteer, and In 1867 Vic
tor von Bismarck, brother to Idol and Gazelle,
by Rysayk's Hambletonlan. I've seen Gazelle
perform and noticed that she was Inclined to
pace, but when the weight on her forefeet did
its perfect worlc she started off on a trot at a
high flight of speed and scored 221 at Prospect
Park in 1872. M .
Louis Napoleon was handled for speed and
showed fast as a 4-year-old, but went amiss and
was taken to Owosso, Mich., in 1872, when
Dewey & Stewart gave his powers of speed
transmission fair scope. Three of his 230 per
formers are from daughters of Fisk's Mam
brlno Chief, which should serve as a guide
board to bring more .of the blood together. I
think mares by Mambrlno King should "nick"
with Louis Napoleon's son Jerome Eddy, 2:16K,
as Fisk's Mambrlno Chiefs sire was grandsire
of Mambrlno King, and his dam, by thorough
bred Birmingham, was granddam of King.. If
tho Montagues and Capulets ot the breeding
court would sink jealousies and recognize the
good In each other's keeping, tbe days of a
2.-08 mile limit would be more quickly num
bered. Tbe lines of Hattie Wood's sons Idol and
Victor von Bismarck did not fall in places for
suitable crossesuntil late In life. Victor von
Bismarck, was 20 years old when his first repre
sentative, Kentucky Hambletonlan, 227. en
tered the list. But he nowlivesinfame through
the performances ot his young sons. Blue Grass
Hambletonlan. 2-2 and Edgemark, 221. both
sold the past week. Horseman.
Little Interest.ln Their Boat Race at San
San Francisco, March 2. Little Interest Is
being taken by the sports In the O'Connor-Gau-daur
sculling race, which is to take place In
Oakland to-morrow. A very strong Impression
prevails that the match is already fixed, and
that the purso of $1,000. which Is said to be the
stakes, is not in shining twenties, but is purely
mythical. The sporting editor of tbe -Eram
incr sticks to his original determination not to
be the final stakeholder, as he is satisfied up to
this late day ,ha.t the match is already fixed.
O'Connor is isported to be listlessly passing his
days at his training quarters and not doing the
exercise necessary to place himself In condi
tion. The belief among the knowing ones Is
that O'Connor Is to lose, so that big odds will
be placed against him when he rows Searles In
The following officials have been selected in
connection with tbe race: Referee, Robert J.
Tobln; Official Timekeeper, W.R. Vine; Judges
for O'Connor, on Referee's boat, T. D. Mackay;
at start, W. W. Blake; at turn, Charles Long;
for Gaudaur. on boat, Henry Peterson; at start,
Leander Stevenson; at turn, D. Griffin.
A large stsamerwillbe chartered to carry the
referee, officials and press representatives.
Pool selling -7111 begin to-night.
Tho PresIdent.Tnlks About tbe Latest Move
of Eowo nud White.
Before leaving for Washington yesterday
President Nimick expressed his opinion re
gardingthe latest phase -of tbe Rowe-Whlte
case. According to reports these two players
have been advised by their attorney to demand
their release from the Detroit club. If this de
mand is refused the players are further ad
vised to demand a month's -salary from the
clnb at the rate of their last year's pay. li this
Is also refused the players' attorney will
take the case to court. The attorney claims
-that the plea of the club's directors to tbe effect
that they have transferred these players to
Pittsburg and Boston respectively will not hold
good in court because the players did not sanc
tion tbe transfer
President Nimick yesterday stated that in
his opinion neither Rowe or White has a sound
case. After Tuesday, he says, Detroit' as a
League Club will be absolutely disbanded, as
on that day the club's resignation will be for
mally presented. The rights of reservation
of Rowe and White will then be also formally
transferred to Pittsburg and Boston. Presi
dent Nimick contends that this will be In strict
accordance with basebill law.
ECHS STATES HIS CASE.
How O'Brien Failed to Match Lottie Stan
ley Agnlnst Armalndo.
T.W.Ecbs, the professional bicyclist and
manager of Louise Annaindo, the female
bicyclist, writes a long letter to this paper from
Philadelphia explaining the "true" status of
the Armaindc-Stanley controversey, Mr. Echs
points out that he and Billy O'Brien, who rep
resented Lottie Stanley, of this city, agreed
that the two females should contest against
each other in a race at Boston five weeks after
the New York race. This time was agreed upon
because of Armaindo's sickness. O'Brien vio
lated this agreement, so says Mr. Ecks, and
when the party arrived in Philadelphia de
manded that a match race take place between
the female contestants In two weeks for $1,000
Mr. Eck refused to put a dollar up on a sick
woman, but deposited SlOOforfeitforArmaindo
to ride Stanley from a quarter of a mile to 144
hours; or Eck offered to bet O'Brien $500 that
Stanley could not beat the best records made
byArmaindo. Mr. Eck has received no reply
from O'Brien to these offers.
The Mets Mny Reorganize.
A large number of the old Metropolitan club
players of this city were at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel yesterday afternoon, and as many, if not
all, of them are not under engagement for next
season, they decided to reorganize the old In.
dlans and play on their own hook. A meeting
looking toward such a move will be held at 21
Park Row on Wednesday next. The make-up
of the team as it has been suggested is as fol
lows: Holbert, c.; Lynch, p.; Charley Jones,
1st b.: Troy, 2d b.; Nelson, 3d b.; Kennedy, l.f.;
Roseman, c. f.: Burdock, r. f.; Sam Crane and
Hankinson, substitutes. Three of the players
are willing to put up $20,000 to back tbe team,
while outside parties have' already offered to
put up from $10,000 to $15,000. It looks very
much as though the team would make It a go,
and there Is no reason In the world why they
should not play good ball, and they will, too.
Hew York Sun.
Fjc-Managek Mitsel, of the Newark club;
has retired from the baseball business.
-James F. Lakktks wants to fight either Dxe
Weir or Frank Murphy at 122 pounds.
Messrs. Robb and Ramsey The game of
golf was exhaustively dealt with In last Sun
Pittsbtjbo will tender the baseball tourists
a few extra attentions, as well as New York
and Philadelphia. iV. Y. Sun.
Charles Moth, defeated Bert Scheller In
a five bout catch-as-catch-can match at Colum
bus Friday night. The stakes were $250 a side.
Wheeler C. Wickoff, President of the
American Assoclation.was in Brooklyn on Fri
day instructing Ferguson,Holland and Gaffney,
the Association umpires, as to their duties
Bert Wikon, of Washington, Iowa, who
pitched for the Fremont, Ohio, clnb last year,
and finished tbe season with tbe Milwaukee's,
has been signed to manage and pitch for the
Mansfield team this year.
Manaoes Barnxe has returned from New
York. He says he had a talk with John Kelly,
who said he would not umpire for any organi
zation nexryear. John says he can't afford to
englect his botel.buslness.
New Haven has signed as outfielders John
Galligan, ol last year's Buffalos and with the
Portlands In 1886; Charles Brady, of the Port
land'and Allentown teams, and James W.
Walsh, of last year's Toledo team.
President BrCsh, of Indianapolis, has
written Glasscock, stating that under no cir
cumstances will lie give him over $2,500 for next
season, and If he can't play for that money he
has the privllegs of quitting the business.
M. M. Bbown, a well-known mfne 'owner of
Deadwood, Col., has posted $500 and Issued tbe
following challenge, which he desires pub
lished: "I hereby-challengeanyman in Ameri
ca in a 'fight-to a finish, with skin gloves, for
$3,000 a side, in Uebalf of Peter Jackson."
Parson Nicholson, who will play with the
Cleveland Club this season, is at bis home in
Dellaire practicing what would benefit a great
many bail players. Tom Is attending Sunday
school and church regularly, and will on Wed
nesday evening bo, confirmed by Bishop Vin
cent In the Episcopal Church at Bellalre.
All. the latest styles in spring overcoats
and suits just received at our stores. Spring
overcoats in famoiift, auburn meltons and
imported thibet ($10), "ten dollars, many of
them silk-lined; 'also, 120. -styles of men's
suitings in cassimeres, cheviots and' worsteds
at f 10. The nobbiest stylesin the city and
the most superb "goods can now be fonnd at
the P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and.. Diamond
sts., opp. the newConrt House.
Extra 100 dozen men's fine hats ht $1 25,
in our hat department. Come at orjee.
p. dice. .
usual constitutional, which'the rain would
have made disagreeable. For company1 he
took along Mrs. Russell Harrison and her
husband and Mrs. McKee. This party did
not return until nearly dinner time.
Mary McKee, the youngest of the babies,
was under the weather last night and part of
'to-day, snfTeringfrom some infantile ailment.
With this exception the Children have re
mained in remarkably good health consider
ing what they have passed through during
the week, and the proportionof the time" that
they have been cooped np within the house.
The Incoming Administration to 'Engage
ia Journalism Blaine and Harri
son's Name Used to Boom
a Weekly Paper.
If there is any fonndation for a story that
was told here to-day with, considerable cir
cumstantiality, and which "was first
published in The Dispatch, Bussell
Harrison ,is not the only one of the family
who is, or is about to be inter
ested in the newspaper business. It said
that the recent transfer of the Frank
Leslie' Weekly from Mrs. Leilie to Arkell
is really a move to make the paper a semi
official organ of the administration, and
that on the assurance of that purpose a large
amount of stock in the company -that will
run the concern, has been taken by James
G., Blaine and Benjamin Harrison. .
It is taken for granted that insofar that
General Harrison is concerned the invest
ment is small and made in the name of
some other person, bnt it is alleged that Mr.
Blaine has gone into the thing -pretty
deeply. These two, it is said, are the only
men of politics who are to have any share
in the scheme, a majority of the stock being
retained by the Arkells. It is furthermore
alleged, with every appearance. of .veracity,
that up to the time that it became certain
that Mr. Blaine would enter the Cabinet,
he was down for the post of editor-in-chief
of the paper, and that he will still have a
practically supreme, influence in dictating
the policy of the paper politically. '
The nominal editor, it is . said, will be
John T. Foster, who holds the same place
under Mrs. Leslie. For evidence of the
truth of all this, everyone is invited to
watch for the first issue of the paper under
the new management, about May 1, and to
see in it editorial articles signed by Mr.
Blaine and other statesmen.
Good judges of Washington stories say
that the one outlined above is a fairly
creditable production, bnt that it is lacking
in one essential characteristic of such tales,
in that there may be a slight basis
of truth for it. "William J. Arkell has
been doing a great deal of consulting
with Mr. Blaine Vtely, and some with Gen
eral Harrison, and it is very likely 'that he"
might get them to give him a small and in
expensive boost toward the notoriety that
he desires his new weekly to attain ' soon
after it comes into his hands.
Mr. Arkell would not mind sacrificing
some shares of stock for such a bang-up ad
vertisement as the name of Mr. Blaine after
an article on the editorial page of his. paper.
Presented by tbeCommlttee to Mesm.Har-
rUon and Morton Neat Heirloom
to Transmit to Their Children.
General Harrison and Mr. Morton were
each the recipient this morning of an un
usually gorgeous badge, which will en
title them to admission to anything that
may be going on in the city on Monday
next, from the swearing in of the new Presi
dent, at the Capitol, to the ball, in the Pen
sion office, in the evening. The badges
were presented bythe Inaugural Committee,
and were similar to the affairs with which the
members of that committee have decorated
themselves, except that they were more ex
pensively made. The badge consists of a
gold plate, larger than a silver dollar, sus
pended from a bar. The word "Inaugural"
is engraved on the bar.
Upon the face of the medal are likenesses
of General Harrison and Mr. Morton, with
a' shield at the top, and "1889" at the bot
tom. Upon a scroll that- runs diagonally
across the medal separating the
pictures of the two men are the words
"Harrison and Morton." A likeness of
George Washington, beautifully done, is
upon the obverse of the medal, and the date
"1789." The pin "which is supposed to at
tach the medal to the coat bears
the word "Ceritennial," and to this the
bar is connected by a band of red, white and
blue gros-grain ribbon. Diagonally across
this ribbon is a small strip of peacock blue,
which bears in the case of Genera! Harri
son's badge the word "President," while
"Vice President" is upon the badge of Mr.
The presentation of the badges was made
by Simon Wolf, Dr. Butb, and Judge Mc
Cammon, of the Inauguration Committee,
and there was a little pleasant interchange
of chaff when Dr. Buthremarked that he was
chairman of the floor committee and would
like to know whether General Harrison pro
posed to take part in the opening quadrille.
The President-elect replied that he was
very much out of practic lately, and he did.
not think that he ought to be' asked to make
his first steps such as should not reflect
credit upon his administration.
Mr. Morton made a little speech when he
got his badge, in which he said that he
should transmit it as an heirloom to his
ME, HALF0EB A HAPPI MAN.
His Wife and Their Daughter Arrive for
a Visit From Florida.
Private Secretary Halford has been a
happier man to-day than.for a long time
or, at any rate, he ought to Lave been.
His wife and their daughter Jeanette
arrived here from Florida on an early
train, and were with him at the Arlington
most of the day. Mrs. Halford is a small
woman, with a light figur;, as" becomes one
who has been an invalid .for several
vears. She is bright and pleasing in
her manners, and has gained much in health
since she went to Florida. Miss Jeanette,
although bnt 16 years old, is womanly
enough for several years more. She is a
brunette, of fine figure, with a rich com
plexion and large eyes. She is just -from
school, but was very popular socially, it Is
said, among her friends in Indianapolis.
The private secretary's .bliss is to be as
brief as it doubtless is perfect, for the con
dition of Mrs. Halford's "health will make it
necessary for her to return to. Floridawith
in a day or two after the inauguration is
over. Miss Jeanette will accompany her."
They-will both return here to live as soon
as warm weather comes. ,
One of the first of the' other administra
tion ladies to be upon the spot will be Miss
Tracy, the daughter of the.next Secretary of
the Navy. As soon as General Tracvfonnd
his calling and selection was sure, he" tele
graphed for his daughter to come'on, pre
Sared to stay over inauguration. It is un
erstood that he has already begun house
hunting". GENERAL EARRISON'S MODESTY
Prevent .Him from Announcing Where He
Will Attend CUnrch. ,
Most of the Harrison family will go to
some church to-morrow, but to juit what
one is not known. It will probably be kept
secret until after the party has left the
hotel, as" General Harrison heartily. dislikes
the idea of having crowds attend church
through curiosity to sec him,and his family.
To do awav with this as far as possible
while in 'Washington, General Harrison
will Yent pews in two different churches, so
that it will never be known just where he is
to be found on Sunday.
HIS GRANDFATHER'S CANE.
TlMiBHiaJ n flannml lTTuvvlaAn ltn TTaaJ
.lucuiim. .. ......... .... .,,,, v.cu Hena tor cataioeue. justice oiepnen o. .cieia, ior contempt oi i -vs"1
At tho In J nsnrntlon. , . j, jj. Thompson, court, was released to-night, having served I 433 WOOD STR3KBT. . i, ' L, c
One of the incident! of the evening was 301 Market st.and89 Third ave. out his full term of six months. . 1 au-Mt .. - " t-f&li
the rjrescntatlon to General Harrisoa by-
Mr. E. C. Knight, ofPhiladelphiS, of a
Heavy gold-mounted rosewood- cane, with
the request that he use it on the'occasion of
Mr. "Wright explained that his grand
father presented the cane to General Har
rison's grandfather, President William H..
Harrison, and that the latter carried it
when he was inaugurated, but alter his"
death ihe cane was returned to Mr. Wright s
family, and had been in their possession
ever since. General Harrison accepted the
cane with thanks.
A CURIOUS COINCIDENCE.
The Grave of Mary, Mother of Washington,
to be-Sold Tuesday, at Auction.
Probably the most curious coincidence of
the inauguration season is comprised in the
following advertisement which appears in
the Star this evening:
The grave cf Mary, the mother of General
George Washington, to be sold at public auc
tion. To tbe ladies attending the inaugratlon
of President Harrison: On Tuesday, the 6th
day of March, 1S89, at 12 o'clock St, we will
offer for sale at public outcry, at the Capital
of the United States of America, 12 acres of
land, embracing the grave and the material of
the unfinished monument of Mary, the mother
of General Washington.
Colbert & Kirtlet,
Real Estate Auctioneers and Agents, Freder
The sale of the above mentioned property
will take place at the hour named,, in my
auction rooms, corner -Pennsylvania avenue
and Eleventh street. Terms will be made
known at time of sale. Thomas Dowuno.
ALDERMAN SCHAPER'S DENIAL.
Ho Says He Got No Moner From John A.
Martin for Fines Martin Say So Too
The-news in the situation growing out.of
those State suits against Aldermen Schafer
and Cassidy, to recover fines alleged to have
been imposed and collected by them for vio
lations of the Snnday law, is that yesterday
Alderman Schafer denied ever having re
ceived such fines from John A. Martin, and
.that Mr. Martin WTote the attorneys for the
prosecution, corroborating this denial, as
Gentlemen I wish to explain to you that
all fines imposed on me by Alderman Schafer
were at the time remitted, tbe only money paid
him by me being the costs in the cases. This
explanation is due Alderman Schafer.
John a. Martin.
PrrrsBUBa, Mareh 2.
Alderman Schafer's' denial was written
previously on a postal card, as follows:
February 18, 1889.
Mr Dear Sirs I have no money for fines
in J. A. Martin cases. He will settle person
ally with Frazier, agent for Commonwealth.
Will see some day this week personally about
the same. Respectfully.
Attorney Yost, when interviewed and
asked to explain this seemingly paradoxical
state of affairs, said:
The history of Mr. Martin's case is rather
unique. Last summer he waspopularly knownll
as "juiik onaKe martin, dv reason oi nis posi
tion on tbe Sunday laws. He was prosecuted
by Captain Wishart repeatedly for his of
fenses. In two of the cases before Alder
man Carlisle he set up the defense
that, after information had been made against
him by Captain Wishart and before his trial
before Alderman Carlisle, he had been prose
cuted and tried before Alderman Schafer, and
had there paid fine and costs for the same of
fense. Not taking any stock In this defense.
Alderman Carlisle fined him nevertheless.
Martin then presented' his petition to the
Criminal Court, In which he swore as follows
(after reciting his trial and conviction before
That petitioner paid the' fine and costs Imposed
by Alderman Schifer an a receipt for the same
was officially acknowledged. See No. 13, Jane
On the trial in court be produced Alderman
Sharer's transcript, showing the payment of
the fine and cost, as he stated under oath in his
petition. This transcript we have, and it
certifies that It Is a correct copy of Alderman
But lo, and behold! when we sue Alderman
Schafer for' these fines, after repeated de
mands, he denies that these fines were ever
paid to him, and Mr. iilartin, who so repeatedly
appealed to public sympathy during last sum
mer on account ot the heavy fines he was pay
ing for Sunday violations, writes us a letter
saying over his own signature that he never
paid a dollar of these fines to Alderman
It matters little how Mr. Martin and Alder
man Schafer adjnst the difficulty between
them; but one thing is certain, either one or the
other will have to pay these fines to the Com
monwealth: aud they amount to S223.
Copies of the transcripts above referred
to were shown the reporter. In them Al
derman Schafer enters the re.snlts of those
Martin cases thus: "Fine a'nd costs paid
same day (July 11); same day fine and costs
p:tid (August 6); fine and costs now paid
Joseph Boynton was struck by the Lake
Shore express at Harbor Creek last evening
and instantly killed.
At Chambersburg Judge Stewart granted 36
licenses in the county yesterday. All new ap
plicants were refused.
Rachel Decker has sued the city" of
"koungstown for 85.UO0 damages for Injuries
sustained by defective sidewalks.
The burned down Columbus Sewer Pipe
Works has agreed to locate at Zanesville, 25
acres of land having been donated.
Ross Yanallh an, a 6-year-old child, was
playing with a loaded 32-caIIber revolver, at
Hollidavsburg, yesterday afternoon, when it
was discharged, the ball penetrating his sister
Rose's eye, fatally Injuring her.
The annual election of officers and managers
of the Beaver County "Agricultural Society
will take place here on Monday, and it is
probable that three full tickets will be in the
field and a fierce contest is In progress.
Geoboe Ickes, a prominent dry goods
merchant of Alliance, has brought suit against
the Pennsylvania Company for 3,500 damages,
alleged to have been sustained while stepping
from a train in the Union depot, Pittsburg.
The new Odd Fellows' Hall at Leecbburg
was dedicated yesterday afternoon with im
pressive ceremonies. Special trains were run
aud a number of visiting lodges took part In
the services. The building. Is a handsome three
Jeremiah Whalen, an employe of tbe
Hudson Hotel, at Upper Sandusky, O., went to
see the play "Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." At 4
o'clock In tbe morning he dreamed Mr. Hyde
was after him, and jumped from the third
story window, Injuring himself fatally.
THE Brldgewater Gas Company have begun
to lay a line to connect their main line with the
two wells recently brought in in the Bakers
town field. Tha gas from these wells will be
turned In probably week after next, and. it is
expected, will remedy the shortage experienced
recently at points on the line.
TAKE THE EARLY TRAIN
For the Inaugural Prices Reduced for the
Occasion at tbe NeW York Grocery.
14 cans Standard Tomatoes. $1 00
14 cans Fine Sugar Corp 1 00
15 cans Choice Peas 1 00
15 cans String Beans 1 00
9 cans Choice Table Peaches 1 00
1C cans' Choice Blackberries ). 1 00
;20 lbs. French Prunes 1 00
10 lbs Evaporated Apples 1 00
20 lbs Evaporated Peaches 1 00
Gibs Evaporated Apricots... 1 00
25 lbs Dried Sugar Corn.. 1 00
16 bottles Home Made Catsup......... 1 00
1 lb Good Navy Chewing Tobacco .... 20c
25baisIvory Soap 1 00
26 bars Lenox Soap 1 00
26 bars Star Soap 1 00
CO bars Good Scrubbing Soap I 00
1 gallon Pure Maple Syrup.... S0c
1 gallon Best Orleans Molasses 45c
1 gallon Best Syrup 30c
A reduction of 25c per barrel on flour.
1 barrel Patent Amber. 15 60
1 barrel Ermine Amber..'. .1.. ..'..... 625
p. barrel White Swan (our best family) 6 50
1 barrel Fancy St. Lonis. 7 00
Goods delivered to all parts of both cities.
To those living out of-the .city will pre
pay freight on 910, 15'and 920 orders.
Send for catalogueT
- - AL 3. Thompson,
301 Market st. and89 Third ave.
Why the H. M. P. U. json the Ragged.
Edge of Dissolution.
SOME ERRORS. POINTED OUT.
And Advice Offered Those Who Would
. Eoorganize the Association.
HOW PE0TECTI0N SHOULD PB0TECT
The Musical Mutual Protective Union, of
this city, seems now to be actually upon its
last legs. It was long ago deserted by near
ly all the men competent and at liberty to
. take occasional engagements in the higher
lines of orchestral work, Now, the besmen
in the theater orchestras and brass or reed
bands appear to be in open mutiny and
on the point of leaving the sinking ship.
This threatened defection will leave in the
union ranks very, very few desirable pro
fessional or. semi-professional players. The
membership would then be almost entirely
composed of men who never should have
been admitted to an organization of the
kind. " .
In view of this state of affairs a plan is
being actively agitated to organize a new
association of the really capahje players
upon a better basis and to apply to the
National League of Musicians at the annual
meeting (March 15, at St. Louis) for ad
mission to that body as the rightful Pitts
The plan has possibilities of great good
to the cause of music, in general .and of
music-makers In particular. But if the new
union is to be more useful and successful than
tbe old, it will hi. ire to avoid the mistakes and
supply the deficiencies that mar the. record of
its luckless predecessor.
RBOBS POINTED OUT.
The M. M. P. U. made a creat mistake In ad
mitting to. membership many men Incompe
tent to play their supposed instruments; many
others whose musical activity is not profes
sional or semi-professional, but merely occa-
even entirely amateur aud not a lew others,
such as figure-callers, for instance, wbo have
no shadow of right to belong to a musical or
ganization. Another grave error was in forbidding mem
bers, "to assist in any public performance
given wholly or In part by amateurs." Many
additional causes of dissatisfaction and disaster
grew out of less important rules and the faulty
administration of internal affairs.
But the great, fundamental gnlstake of the
M. M. P. u. lay In the general prohibition of
playing with non-members an attempt to in
troduce the principle of trades-unionism into a
profession where it can only work mischief.
This principle of exclnslveness, though
often abused, may perhaps be defensi
ble In a trade union; it might possi
bly do but little harm in a
Musical Union In Boston or New York, where
capable players are plenteous. But It is ruin
ous in a city like ours where the number of
regular, competent orchestra players (who
alone should belong to a union) is not enough
to supply special demands that often arise;
particularly In the higher class of work.
NOT GOOD PEOTECTION.
The idea that where a union has on Its roll,
say ten violinists, every one, of these must be
provided for before the concert-giver may en
gage a non-union violinist, rests upon a wholly
false basis. It puts in the place of personal
fitness for the particular work to be
done (the only right standard for
cboosing an orchestra) an arbitrary and
artificial criterion of eligibility. It says to the
concert-giver, "You must take this man to play
your symphony, even If we did examine him
only to his ability to play dance tunes." It
says to the player, "Just get enough-skill to be
barely admitted to the union; then you won't
have to work so hard for self-improvement; the
union will see that you are engaged whether or
This kind of "protection" does not protect,
It undermines and destroys. It Is not needed
by the really competent players, and the others
are injured by relying on the union Instead of
Improving themselves and seeking engagement
on their own merits. Music Is not a trade; It
Is an art, a profession wherein tho personal
element is all-Important, and differences in
personal ability control attempted general
UNION A GOOD THING.
Yet a musical union is a desirable thing, if
rightly formed and-conducted. No one should
be admitted without rigid examination of his
competency for tbe general run of engage
ments; the Instrument or instruments
he has been examined on should be.
specified on his card of membership and
lie should be forbidden to accept engagement
as a union man to play any other instrument.
In this way . make the name "union man" a
guarantee of efficiency. Make the minimum
price-list at figures which the poorest player
admitted to the union 13 fairly entitled to re
ceive for the- work he does; tbe better
players can readily command more. Make
the union a positive force for tbe good of music
and musicians; there will be a spirit and
strength in it not possible to a mere negative,
obstructive league, chiefly occupied with sel
fish, shortsighted schemes and wrangling over
useless and obnoxious restrictions. En
courage the general progress of music
on every line, and especially in the shape of
amateur orchestral work; this will make busi
ness In future by creating a wider' and more
constant demand for orchestral music, and by
raising up both pupils and. intelligent patrons
for the professional players benefits worth
vastly more than tbe few stray dollars they
may lose through the unpaid services of the
amateurs. Then make the union directly use
ful to the professionals themselves by such
means as sick benefits, etc., a club house
and reading room, discussion and con
certed action on all questions affecting the
wellfare of the profession and. perhaps, most
useful of all, by practically promoting the
came of concerted music through tbe gradual
evolution of a regular union orchestra of in
creasing completeness and efficiency, which
wonld gain public support for permanent or
chestral concerts of a higher class than this
city has yet enjoyed.
Crotchets and Qnaven.
MB. Maek PoitMTT and pupils, assisted by
Mr. Horner, violin, and C. L Burgermeister,
cornet, will clve a muslcale at tbe residence of
Mr. Holland, Penn avenue. East End, next
A Ladies' musical society to be known as
the J'Matinee Muslcale" was organized on
January 26. at the residence of Miss Kate
Courtney. The study of vocal and instru
mental music will be taken up. The society
numbers now about 25, ana new members will
be taken in only by a unanimous vote. Mrs.
L. E. Palmer Is President, Miss M. NDilan.
Vice President, aud Miss Kumler, Secretary
A CONCSBX will be given under the auspices
of tbe ladles of Grace Episcopal Church of Mt.
Washington; at the reading room, next Tues
day ovenlng. The performers are Miss Ma
thllde Henkler, soprano; Miss Edith Harris,
contralto; Mr. J. Boyd Duff, tenor, andMr. E.
H. IJennitt, bass. The first part will be mis
cellaneous. Inthe second partBalfe's operetta,
"The Sleeping Queen," will be given in cos
MR.1W. S,WKEDENhas, issued a call for a
meeting of selected singers at the North Ave
nue M. E. Church next Tuesday evening; to
organize a permanent chorus for tho' study of
good music The field of the new organi
zation will -probably include rome gene
ral concert 'work, but is likely to He
In the more dramatic direction of giving scenic
performances' of Cantatas and. maybe, light
operas of tbe milder stripe. It is to be hoped
that the latter line will be followed; musical
and histrionic art in Pittsburg seem to have
been divorced with tbe dissolution of the
The Musical Association, of Allegheny, will
hold Its first rehearsal next Friday evening in'
tbe hall above, tbe Second National Bank, on
Federal street. Only about 0 singers have
been invited to join the new chorus, and
they have been very carefully selected
by" tbe directors. These gentlemen, by the
way, desire it to be stated that they have not
knowingly invited members of older choruses
to join theirs,and have no intention of weaning'
any singer from any existing allegiance.
Of the 50 associate members at 25 each
for tbe first year, more than 40 have been
already enlisted, and the financial status
of the enterprise Is assured. Mr. John A.
Bell has been elected accompanist. Di
rector W. A. Lafferty has underlined
the following works for rehearsal as
time permits; Handel's "Odo on St.
Cecilia's "Day." Dudley Buck's "Golden
Legend," Jensen's. "Feast of Adonis.'.' and
Spohr's oratorio. "The Last Judgment." The
new.club aims'nlgb and bas been started right;
may It meet the success it deserves.
Terry Served Oat Ills Term:
San. Francisco, March 2. Ex-Judge
David Terry, who was committed to Ala
xnada county jail. September' 3. 1888. bv
Justice Stephen J. Field, for contempt' of
court, was rcieasea 10-nigm, naving sexreu
out his full term of sis months. .
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For Western Pennsyl
vania and- Wet Fir--ginia,
Ohio oyfair; stationary,
PrrrSBtrao. March 2. 1889.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes the following.
70 A. H 44
100 A. M 49
l:00r. m 51
7.-C0P. M 44
10:00 f.M .""""
Mean temp '46
Maximum temp.... 22
Minimum Ump..'... 44
tt&nyre ... o
Precipitation .- .39
, toXf M- 4.7 to.1. a rise or 1.0 feet la ta
last 24 honrt.
rsrxctix. txlxoraiis to im dispatch. 1
Wabhen Klver frozen. Weather mild and
Wheeling River 6 feet 9 inches and rising.
Departed Courier, Parkersburg, noon; Scotia,
Cincinnati, 5 P. M.; Batcbelor, Pittsburg, 8 7.
if.; Shirley, midnight, Cincinnati. Raining:.;
Pabekbsbubo Ohio river 7 feet and rising.
Down Ben Hur, 7 a.m.; Knox. 3 p.ar.; Scotia
due down. Dp Twilight, with empties, 8 A.
m.: .Diamond, with empties. 9 p. m. Little
f Kanawha rising above. Up Oneida, with tow.
u A. if.; iuarun, x r. a., ior upper waters.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Dr. W. C McCord.
Dr. William C McCord, a popular city physi
cian, died at bis home In Glenwood yesterday
after a prolonged Illness, lie was born at Nath
ville, Tenn'., but was raised and educated In
Washington. 1'a. He practiced In this city for
about-12 years. Dr. McCord was the brother of
Doctors'Georje T. and J. P. McCordofthls eltr,
(J. V. McCord. formerly a popular attorney of
the Flttsbnre bar. bat now or ik
Denver, and S. B.
JUcCord, of Erie.
All the latest styles in spring overcoats
and snits just received at onr stores. Spring
overcoats in famous aubnrn meltons and'
Imported thibet (510) ten dollars, many of
them silk-linedj also, 120 styles of men's
suitings in cassimeres, cheviots and worsteds '
at $10, The nobbiest styles in the cltyand
the most superb goods can now be found at
the P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond
sts., opp. the new Court House.
Extra 100 Jozen. men's fine hats at ?1 25,
in our hat department. Come at once.
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ity of tbe goods that Is not, and cannot be met,
some of which we quote:
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$1 00, or S10 per dozen.
Finch's Golden veddlng, ten years old, full
quarts. SI 25, or J12 per dozen.
Gin, Pure Holland, our own importstloivfnll
quarts, SI 25, or S12 per dozen.
Dunville's Old Irish Whisky, quarts, 31 50, or
S15 per dozen.
Ramsay's Old Scotch Whisky, distillery at
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Old Tom Gin, SI 00 per quart.
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Corner of the Diamond.
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935 Penn Avenue.
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All the China Decorated 66-piece Tea
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worth up to 918.
All Iron Stone China sold at cost
Cut Gloss Decanters sold at SI each.
Cut Glass "Water Bottles sold at 74c each.
Vases and Bisque sold below cost
Japanese Goods sold less than cost of im
portation. Rogers' Triple-plated Knives, per set.
Other silverplate ware at big bargains; .0
Larze 8ilver-plated Ice Water Pitchers
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Tea. Dinner and Chamber Sets at-.lesa
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