Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, April 05, 1889, Page 6, Image 6

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Haye a Lark "With Horace
and His Team.
Young Pitcher Swartzel Fools the
Harmless Pittsburgers.
Eumors That Washington Wants to Buy
"Pop" Smith.
Once more the home talent was laid ont
yesterday, and this time by the tar away
Cowboys at Kansas City. The game was
closer than any of the previous .three played
by the Pittsburgs, but defeat was the result
just the same. Conway pitched and was
bit hard. Swartzel, the new Kansas City
pitcher, puzzled the harmless hitters of the
Pittsburg aggregation, but this does not
prove him a great man by any means.
rsrccuL telegram to the eisfatch.1
Kansas Cut, April 4. About 3,000
people witnessed the Kansas City Associa
tion team defeat the Pittsburg Leaguers to
day. The game was interesting and was
appreciated by those who saw It The visitors,
however, were outplayed.
The great feature of the came was the pitch
ing of Swartzel, the Cowboys' new twirler. He
kept the Pittsburgers down to six hits, two of
which were triples. He surprised the natives
and puzzled the visitors sadly. The latter did
not seem at all able to hit the ball, and that
was their great fault. They fielded fairly well,
hut no better than the local players. The visi
tors also displayed a little lack of energy all
round and gave evidence that they did not de
sire to hurt themselves.
Conway was not a puzzle for the men he
faced, as they rapped him for 11 good hits. He
showed lots of speed, but was easy to size up.
J ohn McCarty was umpire. Full score:
Lonfrs. s 4 110 3 0
Hamilton,!. 5 0 2 S 0 1
Barns, m S 0 1 4 0 0
Stearns, 1 2 2 5 14 0 0
JlcGsrr. 2 5 0 1 0 S 0
Donahue, tore 3 0 0 0 0 1
Davis. 3 ...... S 2 0 0 0 0
Keynolds, S 1 2 4 1 1
Bwartzel, p 5 0 2 0 9 0
Totals 39 6 11 27 18 3
Sunday, m 4 0 13 0 1
Fields, c 4 0 0 5 10
BecVley, 1 4 0 1 11 0 0
DtmUp, 2 4 0 0 3 0 0
Maul, r 3 1 2 2 C 0
Smith, s 3 2 10 2 1
Kuehne, 3 4 0 0 16 1
-Mchols, 1. 3 10 2 0 0
Comray, p 4 0 1 0 12 0
Totals ..33 4 6 27 21 3
Kansas City 0 011103006
Allefrhenles 0201001004
Earne&runs-Kansas City, 4; Allechenies, 1.
Bases on balls Off Swartiel, 2: onConway, 5.
Mrucl. out By swartzel. 4: by Conway, 5.
. Left on bases Kansas City, 5; Alleghenles, 5.
Two-base hit b teams.
Three-base hits Becklev, Smith.
Stolen bases Lone, 2, Hamilton, 1; Steams, 3:
Mcfaarr. 2; DaTls. 3. 11ml, i.
Time of same Two hours.
President Hewitt Says Johnny Will Live
to Becret It.
President Hewitt returned from New York
this afternoon and was met at the train by the
TTorW correspondent, to whom he talked very
freely about his failure to get Ward.
"What will you do now?" was asked.
"1 want it distinctly understood," said Mr.
Hewitt, "that the failure to get one particular
man will not in any way affect my energy in
getting together a creditable team. The money
that I had to pay for Ward will be placed where
it will do the most good, and I intend setting
some excellent material. Of course, I can't be
expected W give my business awayand mention
names prematurely, bnt I have certain men.not
a certain man, in mind whom I intend to get if
money will get them. I will get some more good
men to play ball and I will get a good man for
Here is President Young's opinion: "What
do you think of it? Why, I think that Ward
bas trade a big mistake, and he will live to re
gret it. This was a turning point in his career,
and he was Riven a grand opportunity to show
himself a baseball general. He could have
made himself a national reputation as a base
ball manager, so that his services would be in
demand after bis playing days are over, and he
could have worked so as to secure a financial
interest in the club, P ve no doubt. Mr. Hewitt
has showed enterprise and pluck, and only
gives in when there is no possible chance of
success." J'. T. World.
Good Prospects for the Ivy City Sprins;
WASnrxGTOx, April A The programme for
the spring races of the National Jockey Club,
at Ivy City, has been published. The races
will begin on the 24th inst. and will last eight
days. There will be five races each day, for
distance from five furlongs upward. Five
races will be for steeplechasers.
A number of nominations have already been
received for some of the principal events. For
the Analostan stakes, one mile, for 3-y car-olds,
there are 22 nominations, and the same num
ber for the Youthful stakes, one-half mile, for
2-year-olds. Thirty-three nominations have
been received for the Congressional handicap,
one mile, for 3-year-olds and upward; 20 for the
Brentwood stakes, live furlongs, for 2-year-o!ds;25for
the Army and Navy stakes, one
mile, for 3-year-olds and upward, and 22 for the
National handicap one mile and an eighth, for
3-year-olds and upward.
Comments Recarding the Work of the
Pittsburg Team.
The three straight defeats of the local club
was the theme of comment among local base
ball enthusiasts yesterday. Opinions were ex
tremely conflicting and vi ere expressed with as
much earnestness as If the pennant race had
been entered into. The general opinion, how
ever, seemed to be that the players are sadly in
need of practice. Tins seems to be the most
reasonable of all the opinions expressed. Tba
performance of the team so far does not prove
anything so far as giving an idea of the team's
merits are concerned.
The club officials are not at all concerned
about the results. They very reasonably claim
that the players have not struck their gait yet,
and until they play steadily for two or three
weeks criticism is somewhat unfair.
A New Leacue.
Gbaio Ramus, Mich April 4. The Michl
gan State Baseball League was fully organized
in this city to-day with six clubs Grand Rap.
Ids, Kalamazoo, Greenville, Jackson, Lansing
and Saginaw. The Board of Directors amended
the constitution amended at the league meet
ing at Lansing March 20. Among other changes
the season was made to s tart May 13, to play a
schedule of 10S games, el'sing September SO.
Chairman Byrnp teleirrarhedtbe meetlnp-of
the admittance of the leagu- into the National 1
agreement, me bcneouie tjommittee meets at
Xalamazoo April 13. The meeting adjourned
to meet again at Jackson April 4.
Good for the Bookmakers.
Memphis, Tenit., April 4. A contract was
signed to-day by the Memphis Jockey Club
securing to the Western Bookmakers' Associa
tion the betting privileges for the spring meet
ing, which begins on the 22d inst. and em's on
May L with extra days April 13 and 2a
Van Ness Won't Got Fisher.
Frank Van Ness is not to have Bob Fisher. "
Ho contracted for the horse some time ago,
but failed to consummate the deal. Captain,
Brown has, therefore, sold the horse to W. JL
Sharpneck, of Carmlchael, Green county.
Rumors That Wnnhinston Wants to Bay
Pop Smith.
There are now rumors to the effect that
the Washington club may purchase "Pop"
Smith, of this city. Ward's definite refusal to
go Washington has prompted President Hewitt
to formulate other plans. The latter states
that he will expend the 512,000 offered for
Ward iu purchasing several players. Smith Is
spoken of as one of the intended purchases.
Under present circumstances the local ciub
may not be disposed to part with Smith except
at a big figure. There is no certainty about the
makeup of the local infield, and until that point
is definitely settled it would seem unwise to dis
pose of a reliable fielder like Smith. If Whit
had come here "Pop" conld readily have been
released: or If Allen shonld turn out as expect
ed "Pop" could have safely been sold. How
ever, Allen has not been tested yet by aBy
means. It would, therefore, seem unlikely that
the local club will think of selling Smith at
"Deacon" White is still as determined as
ever n ot to com e to Pittsburg. He asserts that
the officials of the local clnb have made him
good concessions to come here, but he means to
old out.
Two Turfites Charged With Stealing 825,000
Worth of Horses.
L Dexyxb, Cot, April 4. On receipt of tele-
crapnic instructions irom superintendent
Hubbard, of the Chicago police, to-day, Barney
McKinney and Andy Larkins, two well known
horsemen, were arrested, and are being de
tained to await the arrival of Chicago officers.
The arrest is something of a mysterv, it being
alleged the prisoners are wanted in Illinois for
stealing valuable race horses from Kentucky.
The horses arrived here yesterday and were in
possession of McKinney and Larkins. The
animals are report. d to be worth between 820;
000 and $25,000. The prisoners refuse to talk.
New Orleans Races.
New Orleans, April 4. To-day's winners
were as follows:
First race, five-eighths or a mile Los Webster
won. Victress second and Catherine B third.
Time, 1MH.
Second race, six furlongs Cora L won, with
Kee-vee-na second and Dun me third. Time,
Third race, seven and a half riuTlongs Cheeny
won. McBowling second. Valet third. Time, 1:39.
Fourth race, hair a mile Maid of Orleans won,
Flirt second and lloatpeller third. Time, .50)$.
Lancaster All Right.
Lancaster, Pa., Anril 4. There Is to be a
baseball club in this city this season. A meet
ing of those interested in the matter was held
last evening. It was resolved to organize a club
to join the Middle States League. Among the
parties actively interested are representatives
of both the factions that succeeded by their
rivalry in killing the game here five years ago.
H. H. Hensel and Wm. Deen were elected dele
gates to the league meeting in Philadelphia to
night. Lees and McAuliffe Matched.
SAif Fkaxcisco, April 4. Joe McAuliffe,
ex-champion heavy-weight of the Pacific
coast, and Tom Lees, ex-champion of Australia,
signed articles last night for a glove contest to
take place at the rooms of the Golden Gate
Athletic Club, this city, in the latter part of
May for a purse of $1,750. Jack Ashton, of
Providence, has about accepted the offer to
meet either McAuliffe or Lees.
The Senators Got There.
WASHTifGTOJC, April 4. The Washington
team in an exhibition game of seven innings
to-day defeated the Jersey City club. Score:
Washington 10 3 5 4 2 2-17
JerseyClty 2 0 0 2 10 2-7
Base hits Washington, 12; Jersey City, 8. Er
rors AVashlngton, 5. Jersey City, 6.
The Sharpsburg Race.
A three-day pedestrian contest commenced
yesterday at the Sharpsbnrg skating rink. Fol
lowing were the scores at 10 o'clock last night:
Rorison, 69 miles: McCaffrey, 57; Williams, 57;
Lee, 54; Jtobmson, 51; Hakell, 51; Clarey, 49;
O'Mara, 48: Lindsay, 48: Keefe, 43: Wise, S3;
Daily, 32. The attendance was good.
Two Good Horses Sold.
Wheeling, April 4. W. C. and Charles W.
Brockunter, of this city, have sold their two
thoroughbred horses. Wheeling Wilkes, by
George Wilkes, for 510,000, and El Makdi. by
Onward, for $12,000.
The Reds Again.
Cincinnati. April 4 The Reds keep up
their victorious march here. To-day they
made a sorry show of the Springfield team.
The score was: Cincinnatis, 14; Springfields, 4.
Slaughtered Harvard.
Philadelphia, April 4. The Philadelphias
opened the preliminary season this afternoon
by defeating the Harvard team by a score of
Sporting; Notes.
William O'Connor, the sculler, is on his
way East.
Brookltns made 19 hits off old Jack Lynch
and Becannon on Wednesday.
Spalding's baseball team may arrive at
New York this afternoon or to-morrow morn
ing. The Association papers add insult to injury
by saying a team of St. Louis amateurs beat
the Pittsburgs.
Pete Beotvning was the only player of the
Louisville team who made a hit off Shreve,
who pitched for the Hoosiers on Wednesday.
Jem Smith is reported to be very sick.
Feer has set in and he is delirious. The
stakes have not yet been paid over to Mitchell
nor have any bets beenlpaid.
Among the games played yesterday were the
following: Baltimore, 25, Clintons, 4; Brook
lyns, 13, Mets, 5; Bostons, 2. Picked Nine, 3;
ew Yorks, 9,Ne warks, 3; Athletics, 20, College
Nine, 3.
The first game between Chicago and All
America will be played at Washington Park
Monday. League prices will be charged. The
game next Tuesday will be under the Brooklyn
"The Little Casino Schedule" Is one of the
most unique schedules of the League and
American Association games before the pub.
lie C. A. Leimgruber, of Rochester, N. Y., has
compiled it and it is handy reference to have.
The Eclipse Baseball Clnb, of East Liver-
Sool, O.. has been organized for the season of
5S9. This is a new club, and greatthings are
expected of them by the baseball enthusiasts
of that place. Dates can be secured by ad
dressing the Secretary, George Ttans, 111
oialu sireeu
It is more than probable that Richard K.
Fox will alter the conditions of his feather
weight championship belt. Weir and Murpby
fought at 118 pounds or over for this trophy,
but, as thev did not arrive at a decision, Mr.
Fox thinks" be will give the 115-pound pugilists
a chance for tho trophy. This is a move In the
right direction, and there are sure to be plenty
of aspirants for the real feather-weight honors.
Jimmy Carroll, the middle-weight cyclone
who has not yet been defeated, is trying to
make a match with some of the fighters of his
class. Barney McGnire, the well-known sport
ing man, has great faith in Carroll's prowess
and will back him up to the handle. Keagan
gave as his reason for not meeting Carroll that
he was going to California to fight Mitchell. As
this match will not come off until October,
however, he conld have time to fight Carroll
three times before he meets Mitchell, and his
excuse among sports is not well taken.
How the Gnard Will Go to New York.
Habhisbubg, April 4. Adjutant Gen
eral Hastings telegraphs from Philadelphia
that he has made arrangements for the
transportation of the entire Pennsylvania
National Guard to New York on the occa
sion of the celebration of the centennial of
the inauguration of Washington as Presi
dent of the United States. The Second
Brigade will go byway ot the Pennsylvania
Railroad, and the First and Third by way
of the Beading.
Where to Go
For spring overcoats. Gent's, don't "fail to
call at the Hub. "We show the best 510 and
$12 coat in the city. We lead the town in
suits for boys at $2, $2 50, $3, S3 50, ?4, $4 CO
and $5. See onr men's wool dress pants at
$1 75, $2 and $2 50. Fine dress pants at $3,
$3 50 and SI. A fine ball and bat to every
bov customer at the Hub. Call and see 'em
ct Boston Clothing House, 439SmithUeld st.
Kid Glove Bargains!
2.400 dozen, our .own importation, at 68c,
75c, 89c, SI, $1 25; best for the money any
where, at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
For a frlyllsh Teo,Gown
Visit the extensive suit and wrap depart
ment of the People's Store, 3 85, 87 and 89
Fifth avenue.
wf "Campbell & Dick.
The Eminent Tragedian Taken From
Rochester to New York.
Excessive Smoking' Has Heretofore De
prived Him of His Speech.
Barrett Thinks 'Their Tour Will be Eesumed at
CteTeland, April 15,
Edwin Booth was taken yesterday from
Rochester, where he was stricken speechless
the night before, to his rooms at the Play
ers Club, in New York city. He is much
better, and Lawrence Barrett says he will
be ready to resume his tour in Cleveland,
Monday week. Mr. Booth says this is not
his first attack of the kind. It is now attri
buted to excessive smoking.
New Yoke:, April 4. Edwin Booth
made the journey from Rochester to this
city to-day with ease, and is sleeping to
night in his room at the Players' Club. The
announcement last night, by Lawrence
Barrett, to the audience in the Lyceum
Theater at Rochester, that his colleague
had been stricken with partial paralysis,
which Mr. Barrett feared was "the begin
ning of the end," created abelief that morn
ing would find Edwin Booth dyingor dead.
But he arose at 820 o'clock, feeling much
better, and breakfasted at his hotel.
Dr. C. R. Sumner, of Rochester, is a
friend of Dr. St. Clair Smith, of this city,
the actor's regularphysician, and it chanced
that he was called to attend Mr. Booth at
the theater. He said this morning:
"Mr. Booth is feeling a great deal better
to-day. I did not consider his condition
last night alarming. I found that he had
sustained a slight shock of paralysis which
suspended the power of speech. The pa
ralysis affected his entire left side. As he
was unable to speak it was, of course, im
possible for him to go on with his part. It
was thought at first that the attack would
pass away in a few minutes, but I felt sure
it was impossible for him to resume his part.
"His condition was indeed pitiful, as he
lay there in his drawing room, looking np
pealingly at Mr. Barrett and myself, unable
to speak a word. "We did all we could, and
as soon as possible had,him removed to his
hotel. I think with a rest of a week or ten
days Mr. Booth will be able to keep his en
gagements. Last night's attack, however,
is a premonition of what is bound to come.
I think that within a few years Mr. Booth
will suffer a final attack, which will rob
America of its greatest actor." "
Mr. Barrett accompanied Mr. Booth and
his valet, Frank Lodge, to the railroad
station this morning. Mr. Barrett was
agitated, but not as much as on the night
be'ore.when he thought Booth was certainly
going to die. Mr. Booth stepped unaided
from the station to the train on which he
and Lodge came to New York. It was the
Chicago limited vestibule train, which
leaves Rochester at 1020. Mr. Booth had
barely time to bid goodby to Mr. Barrett
when" the cars moved oft The front state
room B, in the car Strathmore, was given
to Booth, and when the porter asked if he
would have the bed prepared, the actor
said no, and contented himself with two
extra pillows on the long broad ceat. His
man sat in the main part of the car.
Mr. Booth dozed a little, read the New
York and Boston papers, and passed much
of the time dreamily looking out of the
windows. He seemed pale and tired, and
when he walked his legs were not steady.
Luncheon is served about 1 P. M., after the
train has passed TJtica. Mr. Booth left his
room and went to the dining car. This was
the only time he left his stateroom.
Dinner is seived about 520 p. II., when
the train reaches Poughkeepsie, but Mr.
Booth did not feel hungry then, and said he
would wait until he got to New York, and
would dine at the Players' Clnb. He did
not smoke once on the trip.
The train reached the Grand Central sta
tion at 728 to-night, on time. Drs. St
Clair, Smith and Jerome H. Eddy, the
press representative of the Booth and Bar
rett combination, were at the station and
met the actor when he stepped alone from
the Strathmore. He had a small satchel
hanging at his side from a shoulder strap,
and though his face was somewhat haggard,
he walked firmly. His gait was slow and
his manner very deliberate. To the news
paper men who "met him Mr Booth said:
"Yes, thank you; I feel very much ira'
proved." To Mr. Eddy he sa'id: "No, it
was not paralysis. I simply lost my voice,
and that has happened two or three times
before. Each time, however, I was not at a
theater.so that it then caused no difficulty."
Dr. Smith did not let Mr. Booth wait to
talk, but got him into his carriage and took
him to the Players' Clnb, Gramercy Park.
Mr. Booth walked unassisted to his room,
the third floor front Dr. Smith went up
with him, and after three minutes departed
It was understood that unless something
unexpected occurred he would not return
until to-morrow morning. He left no pre
scription and gave no directions except the
general one to take rest. Mr. Booth had
something to eat ana lay down to sleep.
Everybody at the club was inclined to at
tribute Mr. Booth's illness to excessive
smoking. He has been accustomed to smok
ing 20 big imported cigars a day, and often
indulges in a pipe also. Mr. Eddy sup
posed it was something of .this sort. Dr.
Smith said he really could not decide yet
what to say about Mr. Booth's condition or
his prospects. Lawrence Barrett, however,
is confident that his friend will be himself
once more, for this morning he telegraphed
to Mr. Eddy as follows:
Mr. Booth is better to-day. Will rest the re
mainder of this and all of next week In New
York,and resume his tonr with, us in Cleveland,
Monday, April 15.
A Buffalo dispatch says: The Booth
Barrett combination produced the. "Mer
chant of Venice" at the Star Theater to
night, before a very large and enthusiastic
audience. Owing to Mr. Booth's illness
Mr. Barrett acted Shylock, and Mr. J. Lane
appeared as Bassanio.
He Breaks the Record of Discharges and
Secretary Noble Calls a Halt.
Washington, April 4. It appears that
Corporal Tanner asked for 130 resignations
from the officials of the Pension office
within three days after he took his seat, "and
this broke the record. Among othev who
were invited to resign was .General Joseph
B. Coit, of Connecticut, chief of the War
and Navy division. Although a Democrat,
be served with distinction through the war.
He carries about with him several ouncesof
rebel lead, and feels that bis services entitle
him to his place in the Pension Bureau.
"When he received Corporal Tanner's letter
demanding his resignation, he inclosed it
in a note to Secretary Noble, describing his
military record, and calling for an invest!-
fatiou of his conduct as an officer of the
'ension Bureau.
Secretary Noble sent for him, and from
General Coit received the information of
the wholesale slaughter that -was going on
in the Pension Bureau. Then the Secre
tary sent for the Commissioner, told him it
itvuiu nut uu. nuu iBaucu uu uiuer luruiU'
ding anybody to call for resignations
out his knowledge and consent. ,.
A $50,000 NIGHT BLAZE.
The Scalfe Block on Water Street Partial
ly Destroyed Sheriff; Son it Co. the
Heaviest Losers Prompt Kesponte
Delayed on Account of Other
Alarms AnUnfortanate Block.
About 11:15 o'clock last night a man
named Doyle, while walking along First
avenue, saw a bright light in the building
occupied by J. B. ' Sherriff, Son & Co. as a
machinery shop and Warehouse.
He investigated and immediately began to
yell "fire," atod a police officer, hearlng"hlm,
ran to the spot. The latter saw the flames
about the elevator way and immediately
sent in an alarm from box 4.
Just a few minutes previous there had
been two other alarms, and when the signal
from No. 4 came the firemen were non
plussed. The first district responded
promptly, and Chief Evans recognizing the
importance of the fire, sent iu three addi
tional alarms. The other districts had
some trouble in getting to the fire, owing to
some of them having to respond to the other
About the first man on the spot was In
spector of Police McAleese. As he is an
old fireman, he took charge of a gang of
men, in the absence of Assistant Chief
Steel, and did effective work. While Chief
Evans had half a dozen streams Ob the First
avenue side of the building, McAleese was
around on the "Water street front with sev
eral streams.
The fire broke out on the third floor and
immediately spread to all parts of the build
ing with the exception of the extreme front
of the first and second-stories on Water
street The roof began to burn, and the
flames ,were communicated from it to the
building adjoining, occupied bythe Anchor
Paste Company and J. A. McConnell.
The latter had a large stock of asbestos on
the second and third floors, on Water street.
From this building the fire eat its way to
the roof ot the adjoining building, also occu
pied by the paste company in the rear, and
James Dalzell, Son & Co., on Water street,
as an oil warehouse. When the latter part
of the building began to burn, the crowd
which had gathered on the wharf began to
scatter, fearing that the oil would explode.
By- skillful handling of his men Chief
Evans managed to keep the fire away from
the oil. Had the latter caught, the whole
block would undoubtedly have been de
stroyed. The three stories and cellar of the
building were packed with all kinds of oil,
benzine, paraffine, etc.
The loss will amount to about S50.000.
The buildings which the Paste Company
occupied were burned out just about one
year .ago. They were entirely rebuilt
shortly alter.
Sheriff Son & Co. had a large stock of
machinery, patterns, molds, etc. It was
valued at about $27,000, and insured
for less than half of that
amount The building, which will have to
be rebuilt is owned by Mrs. Priscilla
Scaife. who also owns the two others ad
joining it. All of them are fully insured.
John W. Dunning, of the firm of Sherrifi,
Son & Co., was seen at 2 o'clock this morn
ing and said: "We have an in
surance of about 13,000 on our
stock, which was only renewed about a
month ago. The whole building is
worth with its contents, consisting of
moldings, ready stock and engines, about
525,000. The insurance is placed with five
different companies in this city. We have a
coal fire under the boiler all night and
every evening before we leave the shop is
inspected. I, was not there last night, hav
ing business in Allegheny. Our loss will
be much more than the insurance."
' Tho origin of the fire is not known, but
was supposed to be caused by a gas jet
catchine on some woodwork.
The new Amoskeag engine did splendid
work at the fire, sending up two streams of
great volume, which could be thrown clear
over the building.
William3enton occupied the building at
the corner of Ferry street, but his stock was
not damaged. ,.
X KnsXMnde of Precious Stones Which Cost
Horologlcal Be view.
Mr. W. S. Crane writes from India of his
visit to the Maharajah of Baroda. "We
were," he says' "taken to the old palace, in
the heart of the city, to see the treasure
room. Two huge sheetahs, carefully muz
zled, were on the palace steps,used for hunt
ing bncks. The regalia of Baroda is valued
at 3,000,000 stealing. We were first shown
the jewels worn by Maharajah on state oc
casions. These consisted of a gorgeous col
lar of 500 diamonds, some of them as big as
walnuts, arranged in five rows, surrounded
by a top and bottom row of emeralds the
same size. The pendant is a famous dia
mond called 'The Star of the Deacon.' An
aigrette to match it is worn in the turban;
then followed strings of pearls of perfect
Wondrous rings, necklaces, clusters of
sapphires and rubies as big as grapes; and
greatest marvel of all, a carpet, about 10
feet by 6, made entirely of strings of pure
colored pearls, with the great central and
corner circles of diamonds. This carpet took
three years to make, and cost $200,000. This
was one of Khando Rao's mad freaks, and
was intended to be sent to Mecca to please a
Mohammedan lady who had fascinated
him, but the scandal of such a thing being
done by a Hindoo Prince was too serious,
and it never left Baroda,
Sixty-Five Carlisle Students Tilling the Soil
Philadelphia, April 4. William P.
Campbell, Disciplinarian at the Govern
ment Indian Industrial School at Carlisle
has arrived here in charge of 65 Indian boys
from the school. Yesterday he was busy
traveling over Bncks, Montgomery and
Delaware counties distributing the young
aborigines among farmers wlto have en
gaged their services for the summer.
Ths boys represented half a dozen tribes,
including Apaches, Sioux and Arapahoes.
Many of them show a marked liking for
agricultural pursuits, and farmers with
whom they have hitherto worked say there
is no reason why they should not become
adepts in tilling the" soil. Mr. Campbell
says that a good proportion of the boys are
thrifty and economical, and are glad to
avail themselves of the opportunity of earn
ing money by working on farms during the
New York Officials Inventlsatlns a Story of
the Confession of a Murder.
New Yoek, April 4. The police of his
city have been ivestigating the story told by
John Schmidt, in custody with William
Michalouski, in Newark, O., in
his contession of having administered
poison to Mrs. Lavin, of New York;
but with what success cannot be ascer
tained. They maintain the strictest reti
cence, which would seem to indicate tiiat
they are still at work onthe case.
The only man bearing the name of Lavin,
and residine on Fort-first street, is an ex-
Eressman. His wife is alive and in good
ealtb, nor is she aware that any attempt
was ever made to poison her.
Accident to a Brother of Beecher.
New Yoek, April 4. Rev. Dr. Edward
Beecher, who was injured yesterday in
Brooklyn, to-day suffered amputation of his
left foot
London His Next Refuge.
Bbussels, April 4. General Boulanger
informed a reporter to-day that he would go
to London if Be was expelled from Belgium.
Iowa farmers had a great corn harvest
last year. They raised enough to pay off all the
farm mortcages in the State, and have 100,000.
000 bushels left. ' '
with- hrarm mortgage. In the Stetel and'hTel6?,o66; exhaust all .human effqrU to bring the reVomJnoonAdareTlAraEENMAKE EtTUPen eamiraay JNlgnra TW-IV O'OIOOK: US,
?" J?S-Mhel3leIt' . I guilty to justice.. . , .Dispatch oace. , - apMT T , ,, . i& !.- i.. - -5s4l5?5;w' 'JoM
Terrible Tales of the Kuin Wrongbi
by the Flames in Dakota.
Several Thriving Towns Practically Wiped
Ont of Existence.
Prore Ent!rely,Fntlle, and Jluch More Damage May
Yet be Inflicted.
The destruction cansed by the fierce prai
rie fires in Dakota is even greater than at
first reported. Many lives and property to
the amount of millions of dollars have been
lost in the flames. Terrible tafes continue
to come in from all quarters, and it is pos
sible that the worst has not yet been told.
Mitchell, Dak., April 4. Nobody
but a man who has stood before a prairie
fire and tried to stay its awful rush and roar
when it is fanned by a fresh wind can ap
preciate its almost resistless force. The fires
that have brought so much loss and suffer
ing to Southeastern 3 ikota in the last few
days were practically irresistible.
Flames in some instances leaped 100 feet
of plowed ground, and rushed away again
on their career of destruction. All ordinary
precautions were vain. The spring has been
very dry, and the top of the ground has
been dusty or baked. The Signal observer
at Yankton says that the humidity of the
air was but 7 per cent Tuesday, a condition
of dryness never before attained.
As the mean annual humidity is 70 this
shows that the atmosphere was practically
devoid of moisture. Then the wind from
the northeast blew Between 40 and 0 miles
an hour, fanning the flames into fury.
Under these conditions wherever fire
touched the grass it burst out with a flash
almost like powder and shot away across
the prairie like an arrow, its course ever
widening. To extinguish it by water, of
course, was out of the question. Plowing
fire breaks was slow work and the high
wind often drove the flames across them.
It was 3 o'clock in the afternoon when the
people of Mt. Yernon saw the spreading
prairie northwest of them break out into a
blaze. The smoke was dashed into and
through the town on the wings of the wind.
The flames rushed after with savage fury.
Mitchell was telegraphed to for help and
100 firemen with a hook and ladder were
sent at once. The entire population of Mt.
Yernon and the men from Mitchell met the
furious flames on the outskirts of the town
and fought with desperation, but in vain.
No lives were lost, but 45 buildings were
burned and 100 families left homeless. The
loss is put at $30,000. Outside of the town
it is impossible yet to say what the loss is.
Lonely little farm houses scattered over the
prairie are wiped out by dozens. Stories
of losses of life may come in later. As near
as can be estimated the losses in South
Dakota will reach $2,000,000.
The terrible story of the complete destruc
tion of Leola, the county seat of McPherson
county, has been brougnt in by couriers.
Leola was a fine little town of 300 inhabi
tants, and the country for miles around was
well settled with an industrious and thrifty
people. It was 25 miles from railroad and
telegraph facilities, and it is difficult to get
complete information.
Out of 30 places of business, inclnding
two banks, two newspapers, two churches,
three or four hotels, and all lines of busi
ness, but four are left standing, and out of
from 30 to 40 residences less than a dozen
remain. The loss is practically complete,
and will reach $150,000. The insurance
was very light. C. W. Old and Thomas
Wardell were terribly burned, and the cour
iers say they cannot live.
Parties who drove across the country to
Westport, the nearest railroad station, say
that the surrounding country is nearly de
vastated. Hundreds ot farm houses are in
ashes and carcasses of burned stock are
lying along the road. The news continues
to come in slowly, and shows the details of
a great disaster.
It is probable that one-tenth of the dam
age is not yet reported. The injured men,
Old and Wardell, at last accounts were very
low. Scores of farmers are without seed,
wheat, stock, buildings or implements to
commence spring work.
A dispatch from Yankton says: The
stories of the terrible losses by the hurri
canes of fire that sw.ept over "the country
north of here continue to come in. Columns
might be written of the horrors of the last
few days and the heroic struggles to save
home and property that the farmers have
worked so hard to secure.
Yolin village has only three buildings
standing; Olivet, Hutchinson county, was
burned; Pukwanna was wiped out. The
losers in Yankton county are M. M. Joan
son, B. Anderson, F. Ott, Mrs. Stockwell,
R. Pringle, J. F. Olson, David Perley,
James Hoaxing, John Hundershot, Leroy
Jencks, "M. Holbrook, F. S. Volin, A. H.
Yolin, Joseph Beckmeir, Henry Rake,
Charles Stencel, Wm. Randall, S. M.
A Boston minister Commit Solclde While
Slaying- in London.
London, April 4. The Rev. Charles
Sumner Hurd, lately of the Palmerston
Unitarian Chapel, Boston, committed sui
cide by taking opium at the Euston Hotel,
London.on Sunday last. Last week Mr.Hurd
wrote to the Rev. Stopford Brooke asking
pecuniary assistance. Mr. Brooke made in
quiries, and promised to pay Mr. Hurd's
passaee to Boston on Monday, although Mr.
Hurd was a stranger to him. At the in
quest on the body to-day, a letter dated Sat
urday, from Mr. Hurd to Mr. Brooke, was
In this the unfortunate man than ts Mr.
Brooke for his kindness, and apologizes for
having troubled him. The letter concludes:
"The sole way by which T, can escape my
difficulties is through the gates of death. I
am the most unlucky mortal on earth. Give
mv body to a medical school for dissection."
Tfie jury rendered a verdict of insanitv.
Mr. Brooke will not allow the -body to fie
dissected, and.will defray the expenses of
Breckinridge Is Determined to Hunt Down
the Asnsiln of Clayton.
Little Rock, April 4. Hon. C. R.
Breckinridge, Congressman-elect from the
Second distriqt, was in the city this after
noon. It was learned that the object of his
visit was to confer with the Governor about
the efforts being made to catch the Clayton
murderers. When Mr. Breckinridge was
here some daysago he conferred with the
Governor on this subject, and finding him
in possession of information that needed to
be followed up, but without funds for that
use, he at once supplied the Governor with
the necessary funds and promised to procure
more. To-day he turned in more money and
told the Governor to let him know when he
needed additional funds, and to speak as
often as he needed money, and for all he
needed, and he (Breckinridge) would un
dertake to go over the district and get as
many thousands of dollars as were needed to
exhaust all human efforts to bring the
guilty to justice. i .
Continued from First Page.
tainly decide that the Pennsylvania Rallroud
was bound to charge upon traffic between
Pittsburg and New York, and between Pitts
burg and Chicago, just one-half the through
I have thus shown, Mr. Editor, that upon
every ton of iron or steel manufactured in the
city of Pittsburg the discrimination amounts
to about 12 per ton upon crude and finished
material. These 82 per ton would almost pay
the cost of transportation to Chicago, and
enable the Pittsburg manufacturer to struggle
in competition with the manufacturers of Chi
cago, which are fast becoming the most formid
able of rivals.
The Legislature of Pennsylvania has done me
the honor to ask me toaddres3 it upon the in
dustries of PennsIvania.and especially upon
her railroad wrongs, and I appear before them
on Monday evening next. I rejoice to have
this opportunity to picture this railway mon
opoly to our Legislature in its true colors. I
shall not fail to call their attention to
the fact that it has already piled up 119,000.000
surplus; that after paying dividends it had
4,000,000 surplus last year, and also the fact
that notwithstanding the continued depression
of industries of the State, that it continues to
extort even more this year so far than it did
I shall show that the operations of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company Involve a loss in
all other States bat this, and that the policy of
that company is now directed to obtaining such
exortionate rates from onr own State as not
only to pay dividends and pile up an enprmons
surplus every year, but to make good it3 losses
in other States. The good work goes on. I beg
to thank The Dispatch for the very power
ful support which it has afforded me in mv at
tempt to do Pittsburg and the State of Penn
sylvania some service.
Very respectfully,
A representative of The Dispatch
called at the Monongahela House last even
ing with the letter, intending to show it to
Mr. Roberts and get his side of the story.
A note was sent up to the railroad Presi
dent, acquainting him with the contents of
the letter. Mr. Roberts received the no'te
and sent back word that there wns no
One of the officials of the road who is
with the President said:
I am glad that the letter is more severe than
the first one he wrote. The stronger it is the
better for the readers of The Dispatch. Mr.
Roberts would not reply to the attack made
upon bim for the reason that be does not want
to lower himself. It certainly does not become
a dignified gentleman to attack another
through tho public prints, and equally as bad
would It be for the party attacked to make
If Mr. Roberts does not wish to reply to Mr.
Carnegie, the latter must not think that it is
cowardice that prevents him from so doing.
Mr. Carnegie fhould not forget that Mr.
Roberts is placed at a disadvantage
There is a great difference between one man
who is talking about his own property, and has
no one to answer to for what he says, and
another who is managing the property of
others, and must not use it to suit himself or
the whim of any one who attacks him.
Mr. Carnegie speaks about labor getting iu
fair share of the surplus of the Pennsylvania
Railroad. Probably he conld explain, for the
benefit of the Pittsburg people, how much of
the surplus of his interests Mr. Carnegie's
labor gets. II I remember rightly, Mr. Car
negie had a strike at his mills in Braddock
about a year ago. 1 do not know the particu
lars of the matter, bnt I do not think the people
here are ignorant of them, and bow the surplus
was divided among his laborers.
They Will Join tho Wnshington Centennial
Parade In Fall Force.
New Yoek, April 4. Representatives of
every Catholic society in this city were
present to-night at a meeting held in
Catholic Hall to consider what part Catho
lic citizens should take in the coming
Washington Centennial celebration. Judge
Daly presided. It was decided to take part
in the parade on that occasion. In the
course of Chairman Daly's address to the
meeting he said that there were many rea
sons why Catholics should honor the
memory of Washington.
I He never failed to observe St Patrick's
Day in the time of the revolution, and on
the day the British evacuated Boston "St.
Patrick" was the watchword given to the
army. He was the first to recognize the
services of the Catholics in the revolution.
A committee to make arrangements for the
participation in the celebration was ap
pointed by the meeting.
The Naval Authorities Have Ordered Tiro
Ships to Samoa at Once.
Kiel, April 4. The German naval au
thorities have ordered the cruiser Habicht
and the gunboat Wolf to be put in leadi
ness at once to proceed to Samoa. An im
perial order in relation to the loss of the
officers and men belonging to the German
navy by the recent hurricane at Apia has
been issued. The Emperor says he laments
that by God's will officers and men of the
navy, stationed at Samoa, who in December
staked their lives for the Emperor and the
Empire, have lost their lives while in the
faithful performance of their duty.
The Emperor expects that the confidence
in the navy, which has been so successfully
developed, will remain unshaken, and that
the devotion to. duty displayed by those who
perished will serve as a bright example to
tHe whole navy, which in the future, as iu
the past, will work for the welfare and
glory of the Fatherland.
An Ex-Governor of Montana Had a Little
Matter to be Settled.
New Yoek, April 4. Russell B. Harri
son, the son of the President, is stopping at
the Gilsey House. It is learned that he
came here in response to a rumor of a threat
ened suit for an article pnhlished bythe
Montana Live Stock Journal during April,
1887, alleged to have reflected upon the
character of ex-Governor Schuyler Crosby,
of that Territory.
Mr. Crosby seeks a personal retraction
from Mr. Harrison as well as publication of
a retraction in the Live Stock Journal Mr.
Harrison has placed the whole matter in the
hands of his attorney, Mr. William A.
Sweetser, of this city, who -states thatthe
Journal will publish a proper retraction.
Mr. Sweetser says that he is of the opinion
that such a retraction will be perfectly
satisfactory to ex-Governor Crosby.
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Parnrir Lawyer Overwhelms Webster
i With an Avalanche of Argument
The Judges Pay the Bonner
Gentleman the Compli
ment ol the Closest
Londoh, April 4. Copyright. After
the first day of Attorney General Webster's
long opening speech last year it will be re
membered everybody voted it execrably
dull, and those who could stayed away from
the court. Mr. Russell's speech, on the
contrary, improves as it lengthens, and he
manages to sustain the interest of the
crowded court even when he is dealing with
statistics, usually the bugbear of the best
of orators. It is especially noteworthy that
the three Judges are paying Mr. Russell
the compliment of ths closest attention.
All of them make frequent and apparently
copious notes, and to-day President Hannen
now and then involuntarily expressed sur
prise when Mr. Russell piled proof upon
proof of the vehement indignation with
which Davitt and the other leaders repeat
edlv denounced the outrages.
The most enjoyable thing to-day was Mr.
Russell's fierce attack upon Webster for his
suppression ot every jot of evidence calcu
lated to telbin favor of the Irish members.
Mr. Russell's vituperative eloquence quite
moved the courtroom from its judicial de
corum, and its effect upon Webster, deliv
ered as it was at close quarters, the orator's
fist being at times within a few inches of
the victim's face, was crushing. The strain
of three days' continuous speaking has told'
upon Mr. Russell, and he felt compelled to
ask for an adjournment until Tuesday, a
request which the Court readily granted.
Mr. Russell hopes to finish bis speech
Wednesday and call the first witness Thurs
day. For This Week Only,
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PrrrSBtTBO. April 4. 1SS9.
The United States Sijrnal Service officer in
wis city lunusnes me 1 oao win s;.
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SMX.it 34
12:09 A. X 43
1:00 F. X
2-C0P. H 43
6 00 P. X
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lleantemp 40
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Minimum temp...... 33
ffnnr t
Precipitation! ..'.'.'.'. ,01
Elver at ir. M., 9.1 let; a fall or 0,8 feet In 34
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Bbowssvuab River 7 feet 6 inches and
falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 43
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Wabbew River 4 1-10 feet and falling.
Weather cloudy and cold. .
Moboawtown River 5 feet 10 inches and
falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer0 at
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' WASHiKGTds-, April 4, MrBob"ert tT.'j
Lincoln called upon the President and
Secretary Blaine to-day and formally ac
cepted the English mission. He will sail'
for England about the 15th of May.
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