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Difficulties Regarding Hanlon,
White and Bowe.
Some Interesting Gossip About the
Local Club.
Dempsey's Opinion About the SulliTan
Kilrain Fight
Affairs in the local ball club are in a
very interesting condition just now. Three
Stars players -who have been bargained fgr
are yet unsigned and a snrprise is expected
at any moment. Of course the three players
are Hanlon, Kowe and White. J.ne nrst
named is expected in the city to-day, but
the officers of the club are not sure as to
whether or not be trill come to terms.
The facts of Hanlon's case are to the follow
ing effect: The local club agreed to pay De
troit S2.000 for his release and to pay him a sal
ary equal to that which he had at Detroit last
year. When he met Manager Phillips recently
he expressed himself as about satisfied with
the salary offered, but he demanded a little
more. However, wbat he desired most was
$500 of the $2,000 paid Detroit for his release.
To try and get this he purposed visiting ex
Presidebt Stearns, of Detroit, between last
Tuesday and his returq here. Doubtless he has
met Mr. Stearns by this time, but what the
result of the conference is cannot be conjec
tured yet.
Speaking of the matter last evening, Man
ager Phillips said: ."After to-day we cannot
possibly give Hanlon any more salary than
what has been offered him. The classiflcajion
rule forbids that, and the only thine we can do
outside of onr offer is to allow President
Young to classify him. According to general
agreement all the players of the Spalding
teams who were unsigned were allowed 15
days after their return to this country
to make terms with their respective clubs. The
15 days expire to-day, and the players can. if
clubs wish, be handed over for classification.
In no way, however, can offers already made
be improved. Ouo agreement with Hanlon so
far is that we are to pay him a salary of so
much per month from the day that he reports
for duty. This means that Mr. Spalding will
hare to pay him up to yesterday. J
"Now I think that Hanlon will most as
suredly be acting contrary to his own interests
in not signing at once, even if he does not get
any of his advance money from Detroit.
Everyday he holds off will cost him part of
the salary ne now offer him. It will not take
long to pile his loss up equal to what he holds
out for in the way of a share of purchase
'money, as we certainly cannot pay Hanlon for
any time that he does not belong to the team.
In other words, if he does not sign with ns
until May 1. his salary will start from that date
at the rate we agreed to him per month. This
is fair to him and us. "We want him with us, of
course, and I think we have made him a very
good offer."
Regarding the rumors about Rowe and White
Manager Phillips said: 'I don't tbink there is
any truth in the statements that efforts are now
going on to get them here. I know that Presi
SentNimick is now in Philadelphia and as far
I know is not corresponding with either
of the players or Mr. Steams on the matter. If
he Was 1 tbink I would know of it. However.
I am of bpinihn that as soon as the Buffalo
team is fixed up we may bear from one or both
of the players. They cannot make anything
like the amount of money at Buffalo that they
could get here. They cannot by any means get
their releases no matter what they da"
Until everything is definitely settled regard
x ing the three players named, Manager Phillips
can give no idea as to the makeup of the team.
If Hanlon arrives and signs to-day, he will
play in center field on Wednesday and, assum
ing he does, Mr. Phillips was still unable to sav
who will be in left field. "I am happy to say,"
continued the Manager, "that Conway's arm is
about all right again. He will pitch on Thurs
day, but I don't know yet who will be bis
catcher. There is one tning. however,
that I wish understood that any obstinate
player, pitcher or anything else will not be al
lowed to shirk duty or play any-monkey busi
ness, this year. We can soon sell a man en
tirely out of the city. I had thought that this
couldn't well be done, as we wished under the
new rules, but we can manage it. Suppose a
plaver permits in imposing on the club and we
resolve to dispose of him. We can find out
what other club wants him, and as soon as we
state our case to the balance of the clnbs they
.will waive claim on hi j. All that is needed to
protect us in beginning the transaction Is to
get a security from the club wanting him to
the effect that it will pay the amount
agreed on."
Manager Phillips thinks that many people
will be fooled with Chicago nils year. He
thinks Anson will bave a strong team, and that
such pitchers as Krock. Hutchmsan, the light
ning twirler, Dwyer, Van Haltren and Bald
.win will bother lots of people.
juonUvllle Loses a Iilvelr Game Against the
LOUISVH.I.E, Kt., April 2L Louisville
dropped another game to-day by poor fielding.
A crowd of 8,000, one of the largest ever seen
in the grounds, was present and in a humor to
be ugly on occasion. The outfield seats were
so crowded that a ball hit there could not be
It was ruled that it should count a home run.
The score was so counted for Latham in the
first Inning, and when Daniels allowed Wolf
only two bases on the same hit in the seventh
the mob filled the held, threatening. After
half an hour's wrangling be allowed Wolf the
run. Batting on both sides was clever, and
Hecker and Cook as Louisville's battery played
splendidly. t
St. Lonls.... 2 0 0 2 2 10 3 212
irfralsvllles 0 0 0 1 0 0 S 4 0-10
Base hlts-St. Louis, 12: Lonlsvllles, 10.
Errors St. Louis, 5: Lonisvilles, 5.
Batteries King and Boyle; Hecker and Cook.
Manager Chapman Alcana to Hastle the
Local Singers.
Baseball cranks may expect something like
a lively game at Recreation Park to-day it the
weather is fine. The Syracuse Stars will ap
pear for the last time until next fall at least
and Manager Chapman says they will be on
their mettle. The battery. Murphy and
Walker, that made (hings so close and exciting
on Friday, will be in to-day for the Stars.
Spectators can depend on the fact that Mr.
Murphy means business every time. Stalev
and Carroll will be the home battery, and
Maul or Nichols will be in left field.
It is likely that Miller and Aldrich will
officiate as umpires as they did very well on
The Qnakera Trim Up the Pets From
PTfrXADELPHIA, April 2L The concluding
game in the first Athletic-Brooklyn series was
played at Gloucester, N. J., this afternoon and
was won by the local team by better all around
'play. Camtbers was hit bard and at the
proper time, and his support notably Smith
was indifferent. Smith was wild, sending niue
men to first on balls, but when be did get th
ball across the plate the visitors were unable
to bit it safely. The work ol the Athletic in
field was sharp and brilliant, and Blerbauer and
Lyons hit hard. Score:
Athletics. 0 2011000 2- 6
Brooklyn 0 00010000-1
Buelilts Athletics, 12; BrfoUyns, 8,
Errors Athletics,:; Brooklyn. 7.
Batteries Mnlth and Brennan; Carntbers and
Clark. t
The Beds Jntt Manage to Beat the Cow.
CrscrNSATi, April 2L The Cinclnnatis
made a grand rally in the ninth inning of to
day's game and scored three runs, which gave
them a lead of one over Kansas City. The vis
itors tied the score In the latter half of the
inning, but the Reds batted out the vic
tory in the tenth. The base running of NicoL
W " A ,. .MM. M.W MkM V 4V
and Stearns were the features. Over 13,000 peo
ple witnessed the game. Score:
Clnelnnatli 2 01000008 1-f
Kansas Cltys 0 121000110 B
Base hits Cincinnati It: Kansas Cltrs, 14.
Errors Cincinnati, 4; Kansas C'ltve, 9.
Batteries Uullane and Baldwin; McCarty and
A Few Runs to Spare.
The Postal Telegraph operators had some
thing more than a picnic with the Broker Op
erators in a ball game on Saturday. The fol
lowing score explains tbet un:
Postals 7 11KIIS1 3-61
Brokers. .0 0 0 0 4 14 0 110
Signed With Cincinnati.
CizrcisxATr, April 21. Two members of the
All-Americas baseball team that made the trip
around the world, signed contracts for the sea
son here to-day. William Earle signed with
the Cincinnati!, and James Manning signed
with the Kansas Cltv club, Earlo will occupy
the position of catcher with the Cincinnati
He Thinks Sullivan Will be In Good Shape
for Kilraln.
Before Jack Dempsey left tfie city on Satur
day night he expressed his opinion about the
proposed Sullivan-KUrain battle. He said:
"Sullivan is in better condition than many
people think he is. I saw him lately and he
weighed 230 pounds. He says that he intends
to make tbe fight the great event of his life.
I think he willjret into good condition by the
date of the battle. I would not bet much on
tbe fight either way, however. I think Sulli
van is a gamer man than Eilrain, and it is a
fact that tbe latter has always been afraid of
the big fellow. I firmly believe that Sullivan
wants to fight."
Koreuac Gratfnl Tor His Trentment by
George D.'Noremac. George Cartwrlght,
Parson Tilly, Adams and others of the pedes
trians left the city for the East last evening.
Tbcy all intend to start in the big
race at Madison Square Garden next
month. Before leaving Noremac stated
that he shall always have tbe kindest
recollections of Pittsburg because of the gen
erous treatment he has received from all
parties. It is likely that Jimmy Taylor will
train Cartwrigrt for tbe Madison Square race.
A Pittsburger intends to enter Horan in that
race and if he does Peter Priddy will look after
that plucky little pedestrian.
The Sprinters Again.
Fbakkliit, Pa, April 2L Edwards, 6f
Franklin, and Garrison, of Oil City, but who is
really an imported Pittsburg "ringer." ran a
67 yard foot race in this city last evening, Ed
wards winning with ease. Both men are un
known in this vicinity, and the sports of Frank
lin dropped to the fact that the race was a fan
and was arranged by Pittsburg sports to dupe
them. Consequently there was very little
money bet on the result of the race.
Sporting Notes.
Proctoe Knott went badly in a trial on
Healt has accepted the terms of the Wash
ington club.
Jack Dempset Intends to take Jimmy Car
roll to 'Frisco.
Bio Cakkoil. with his jovial face, ought to
meet with a good reception to-day.
Manager Chapman states that $5,000 will
not bny Murphy, his loquacious pitcher.
The first ten-inning championship game of
the season was played yesterday at Cincinnati.
Mubfht. of the Syracuse Stars, thinks that
Hudson, of St. Louis, will not-be able to pitch
much this year.
Pittsburg cannot make a worse show
against Chicago than Cincinnati did against
St. Louis as a starter.
Ed Williamson arrived at New York on
Saturday. He may join the Chicago team
here on Wedndesday.
Hoagland and Dillon, tbe pedestrians, left
for New York last nrght. The former may
start in the Madison Square race.
Manages W. Leng, of the Our Boys team,
states that bis club is ready to meet any of tbe
Connty League teams and also any of the tri
State League aggregations. Sniink will be one
of the Our Boys catchers.
8. A. Beowne fc Co., of Kalamazoo. Mich.,
have bought of John E. Madden, of Lexing
ton, the bay trotting filly Belle Vara, 2 years
old, by Vatican, dam by Ericsson Price, for
S6.500. She got a record of 2:38 in a race here
last fall, which Is the best for a yearling in a
Longalight, the celebrated race-horse, was
badly injured Saturday at Latonia. His trainer
had him out on the track giving him a spin,
and collided with one of Mr. McLaughlin's
horses. Longalicbt was kicked in the flank,
and it is feared that be is permanently injured.'
He is owned by Mr. W. R. Letcher.
It Will be Different From Any Other Insti
tution In the Country.
Philadelphia, April 2L The Trus
tees of the Drexel Industrial College for
Girls, which is to be established next fall at
Wayne, Delaware connty, will hold
their first meeting to-morrow. For some
time past Messrs. Drexel and Childs and
others interested in the school have been in
specting various institutions that are man
aged on a basis resembling that of the pro
posed "Wayne college, and have secured
many valuable suggestions bearing on the
work in hand. Mr. Childs, in speaking of
the "Wayne school yesterday, said:
Thereis.reallynocollecein the country ex
actly like that which Mr. Drexel has in view.
The Wayne Industrial School will receive
young women after they have laid tbe founda
tions of their education, and they will be in
strncted in music, painting, typewriting,
stenography, chemistry, and any other branches
which women can take up practically in life.
It is our hope that when onr students have
graduated they will be able to get positions
paying them from 51,000 to 2,000. instead or $500
or $600, which they would probably receive
without special training in any direction.
Three Men Killed nnd One Injured in n
Detroit Lodging Honae. v
Deteoit, April 2L A fire at DehnY
Hotel, a cheap lodging house, Kos. 43 and
45 Cadillac square, at 3 o'clock this after
noon, caused the death of three men and se
rious injury to a fourth.
Malaki Powell, a porter, let a lighted
lamp fall from his hands in the rear of the
barroom, and in an almost incredible space
of time the entire building was full of
smoke. P. J. Gibson, a bartender, and P.
T. Bollio were asleep on the third floor, and
both were suffocated. William Whittaker,
a sailor, was seen at his window on the
fourth floor, but before the firemen could
reach him he fell back and was smothered.,
Powell was badly burned, but will recover.
The fire was confined to the first floor, and
the loss will not exceed $1,500.
Mrs. Sullivan Takes Her Husband's Secret
Hoard nnd Leaves.
rsrrciAL telegram to tux dispatch.1
Yotjngstov3t, April 21. Michael Sulli
van, proprietor of a saloon near the fair
grounds, reported to the police this morn
ing that his wife, Rose Sullivan, had dis
appeared, taking $300 which he had secreted
in the house.
The officers traced her to Sharon, where
she purchased a ticket fir Erie, and a mess
age was sent to the Erie police to arrest and
hold her until an officer arrived.
Marat Unlatcnd Infprovlng.
Cincinnati, April 2L The improve
ment in Mr. Murat Halstead's condition
was maintained throughout last night and
to-day, and the action of the heart continues
Navigation Opened In Canada.
Monteeal, April 2L Water was let
into the Lachine canal Saturday night, and
tiarges commenced to lock through at 12
o'clock to-night.
The Mala Line.
See this great play at Harris' Theater a
marvelous production. d
B. ifcB.
At 50c:
Second great surah silk sale. .Genuine
double warp surahs, choice colorings, made
to sell at 75c. Booas & Buhl.
So Numerous in the Army as
Armes' Friends Imagine.
Much Anxiety Concerning the Mononga
tela, Now Long Overdue.
The Chinese Minister Will Feed the Washington
Mob Ones Kore.
Captain Armes' friends are endeavoring
to work up sympathy by stating , that the
nose-puller is a victim of West Point perse
cution. He is not a West Pointer, and has
been, they claim, unjustly treated by the
graduates. It is shown, however, that non
graduates are more numerous in the army
than graduates, and the efforts of Armes'
friends will not' have much weight. Other
"Washington gossip is appended.
"Washington, April 2L Captain Armes,
whose trial by court martial for -pulling
Governor Beaver's nose, and for
other queer demonstrations, is about con
cluded, has created some sympathy-by the
assertion that he is persecuted by West
Point graduates because he is not one of the
cieut ui iunb lnmiiuiiun. xnis is uecmreu
by army officers to be absurd, for the reason
that as a matter of fact the graduates of the
military academy at present in the army are
very largely in the minority. A simple in
spection of the official army register shows
The truth is, the subject is rarely if ever
discussed in armv circles, and the position
of lack" of a diploma from that institution
makes.no difference 'whatever in an officer's
standing among his comrades. In the line
of the army, for example, of ten colonels of
cavalry, but three are graduates of West
Point All five of the colonels of artillery
hail from the academy, butof the 25 colonels
of infantry only 10 are graduates. Of 170
officers of cavalry above the grade of lieu
tenant, 56 are graduates; of 85 officers of
artillery above the rank of lieutenant, 34
are graduates; and of 325 officers of infantry
above the rank of lieutenant, but 35, or
about 10 per cent, are graduates.
Among the subalterns the, proportion is
very much greater, but officers of this rank
have relatively little influence, and few, if
any, opportunities for persecution. In
some of the regiments of infantry there are
no graduates of the military academy above
the junior grades. With the exception of
the corps of engineers and ordnance depart
ment, a similar disparity in numbers exists
in favor of the non-graduates of the military
That Will Go From Washington to the New
York Centennial.
Washington, April 21. The party
which is to accompany the President to New
York, to take part in the events of
of the 30th instant, will be composed of
Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. McKee, and Secretary.
Halford. The entire party will go to the
depot late Sunday night, and compose
themselves for as good a night's rest as the
circumstances will permit. Tbe special
train will prill out some time between mid
night and 2 A. M. The Presidents! party
expect to leave New Tork for the return
i'ourney Tuesday night, about the same
tour, arriving in Washington early on
Wednesday, the 1st day of May.
One of the conspicuous figures at the cel
ebration will be the Chinese Minister, who
will soon give way to a successor. Upon
his return he proposes givipg, at the spa
cious and elegant residence of the Chinese
legation, a farewell ball, which in point of
splendor and magnificenceis to surpass even
the previous entertainments of the repre
sentatives of the Flowery Kingdom, and it
will probably exceed in glittering features
anything ever seen in Washington.
Legendary Iiore on tbe Subject of Don
Cameron and Blanch K. Brace.
Washington, April 21. The "Sub
Bosa" column, in the Sunday Capital has
the following touching story, which has re
cently started on its rounds of the news
papers: .
John J. Patterson tells a pretty story about
tbe vote of Don Cameron In favor of seating
m. J. uuuer in me senate, in isvv, instead -ot
the duly elected Republican, D. T. Corbm. He
ascribed Cameron's vote to gratitude for the
vote of Mr. Butler's uncle in 1856, when Blmbn
Cameron's right to his seat was contested. The
gratitude Is rather far fetched, but it may pass.
Patterson's vote was given to keep his carcass
outof the penitentiary. What I would like to
know Just now Is what Blanch K. Bruce can
offer as a reason why be should bave marched
out of the Senate while tbe vote was being
taken that was to give the seatbelongingto the
bravest Republican prosecutor of tbe Ku Klnr
of South Carolina to tbe leader and defender
of tbe men who planned and executed the
Hamburg massacre. If Bruce bad remained
and votedCameron's grateful vote would have
accomplished nothing and the Senate wouldn't
have had a Democratic majority in the next
two years. Has Bruce any story of "gratitude'
to teUT
The Navy Department Bears Nothing of the
Missing Monongnbela.
"Washington, April 21. For the past
few days a good deal of anxiety has been
felt at the Navy Department as to the fate
of theMonongahela, which sailed from San
Francisco for Samoa, laden with coal and
naval stores, more than GO days ago. No
word of her arrival has yet been received,
though she should have" reached Apia 20
days ago, and news of her arrival should
have come before this, by way of Auckland.
The authorities of the navy are beginning
to fear that she was foundered in the same
hurricane which created such havoc in the
harbor of Apia. She was not in particularly
good condition to withstand snch a snaking
up as she would have received in the track
of that storm.
Baby McKee Receives a Mammoth Be
membranco of the Day.
Washington, April 2L Among the
Easter remembrances sent to the White
House on Saturday was a mammoth sugar
egg for baby McKee. This gift came from
Baltimore, and is as big as a bushel basket.
The baby's name and "Easter, 1889," is in
scribed upon the egg. Through a glass in
one end a scene from Mrs. Burnett's "Iat
tie Lord Fauntleroy" may be seen.
Another memento for another member of
the-family was a hed and brood of chickens,
all done in sugar, and very lifelike. Baby
McKee's egg was from Mr. John T, Ford,
of Baltimore.
A Troubled Mother Suicides.
Independence, Mo., April 2L Mrs.
Samuel Byget shot herself through the
left eye this afternoon and died instantly.
J3omestio trouble was the cause of the sui
cide She leaves two children, one 2 months
and the other 18 months old.
Killed His Boarding Mistress and Himself.
Lebanon, April 21. Frank Lynn, a,
young man boarding at Mr. Wilborn
Noah's; shot and killed Mrs. Noah at 9
o'clock to-night, then committed suicide. -
James B. Dempsey Shoots Bis Sweetheart
and Her Upclo and Then Commits
balcldo Because His Suit' .
is Rejected.
New Yoke, April 21. James B. Demp
sey, a Harlem druggist, who has been pay
ing attention to Miss Helen E. Stebbins, of
214 West One Hundred and Thirty-fifth
street, shot himself in the head at the door
of the house this morning, after trying to
kill her and her uncle, George R. Storms,
with whom she lived. He shot twice
at' each of them and wounded the young
woman slightly. Dempsey died in the'
Manhattan Hospital. Miss Stebbins, who
is about 20, gives this account of her struggle
with htm. Dempsey had proposed once to
Miss Stebbins, had been rejected and had
attempted suicide. She says of his wf rk
1 had heard that he had gone away when I
came across him in Seventh avenue on Satur
day evening. He asked me to walk with him
up the street to One Hundred and Thirty
seventh street. In front of a vacant lot there
he whipped out a pistol, and said that he was
going to kill me and then himself.
I tried, to tell him how foolish a thing
that would be, bnt when I saw him aim
ing the revolver I ran screaming down to my
house here. He sent me two notes by district
messenger boys, one of which I read and re
turned, the second I returned unopened. Then
he sent a third by a colored boy. He was
urgent iu his demand that I should see him
underneath the Elevated station at One Hun
dred and Thirty-fifth street. I did not go.
Early this morninghismessenger'came again.
I returned him word that I would not see bim.
An hour afterward I heard someone rapping at
tbe glass door ot tbe basement. I opened it.
There stood Dempsey with bis revolver. I tried
to shut the door, but be prevented me from
getting it shut, and 1 screamed for help. My
uncle, Mr. Storms, came down. Dempsey fired
two shots at bim through the door and uncle
retreated. I could not keep out Dempsey any
longer. I let bim come in and we struggled
together in -the narrow hallway. He fired
twice at me. Tbe first bullet just tore tbe flesh
of my left hand. The second explosion
blaokened my left eye. I fell and Dempsey
probably thought be had killed me, for be
thereupon shot himself in tbe head. I ran over
his body up the cellar steps screaming out
upon the sidewalk. A great crowd came.
He Disliked a Painting Behind His Pulpit
and Wiped It Oat.
Philadelphia, April 21. By a too free
use of the paint brush the shepherd of a
little flock of Methodists at Crozerville,
Delaware county, has seriously injured his
popularity. His name is Cornelius Hud
son, and prior to his entrance upon a minis
terial career he wasapainter by trade. A few
weeks ago he took up his brush again and
hence all the trouble. The difficulty is
all about a' large water-color sketch illus
trative of the line "Simply to Thy Cross I
Cling," which was several years ago painted
upon the church wall in the rear of the pul
pit It represented a gray stone cross to
which a maiden with disheveled locks and
clad in a somewhat neglige costume was
clinging tenaciously, while the break
ing waves dashed high above her
naked feet. This picture was an
object of especial pride to
all except a few members of the congrega
tion, who, were shocked at it for reasons
easily imagined. When the good people of
Crozerville repaired to the sanctuary one
Sabbath morning a few weeks ago they
found the walls staring at them blankly.
Tbe painting had been obliterated, and, as
they afterward discovered, by the pastor's
own hand.
The church folk were' highly incensed,
but the trustees still more so. They had
granted no authority for such effacement.
and had had no premonition of it. One
trustee was particularly disgruntled at the
wanton destruction, and he threatened to
resign his high office.
At a subsequent meeting of the board the
pastor smilingly explained that he had
wiped out the object of his disgust with am
monia and water and had followed up his
destructive work with a coat of fresh paint.
His excuse was that the clinging maiden's
nose was peeling off and that her gossamer
garments were cracking and falling away.
This excuse is regarded as a lame one, and
the end is not yet. ,
Chinese Soldiers to be Strangled Because a
Fnlaee Gate Win Bnraed.
1'ekln Sben Tao,. Native paper. 3 1
The temporary gate erected in lieu of the
palace gate recently accidentally Gn'rned
will cost over Tls. 30,000. The Board of
Bevenue has presented Tls. 10,000 to the
native fire brigades which came to the res
cue, but this has been declined, and as a
substitute they have been honored' by the
permission to nse a dragon flag. " ,
The cost of restoring the gate as, it was
before is estimated at Sis. 570,000, but the
work will not commence until after the Im
perial marriage. Itwasof ten different kinds
of valuable wood, cedar, sandal, cypress,
pine, elin, willow, box, which gave it a varie
gated and brilliant appearance. The guards
have been handed over to the Board of Pun
ishments, and it has been decided, in accord
ance with the precedent in the case of the
burning of the K'ien-ts'ing Palace in the
first year of Kia-k'ing (1786) that these un
fortunate men s,half be put to death by
strangulation in autumn, after a period of
There is a report that the fire-god himself
appeared during the fire, in the gnise of an
old man in official dress, and warned tbe
officers who were rushing to extinguish the
flames that their efforts would be fruitless,
disappearing when they tried to seize him.
Mending Barenns, Purchasing Agencies and
Cake Shops Found Profitable.
Chicago Herald.!
Every day there are new vocations for the
gentler sex being opened tip. Bight here in
Chicago there are two or three women mak
ing a good living by running a "mending
bureau," where they rejuvinate clothing of
all kinds for bachelors and families. There
are others who operate purchasing agencies
for people out of town who send in to have
their shopping done. Some weeks ago a
lady in reduced circumstances began to bake
cakes and cookies for a retail grocer who is
a friend of hers-He was anxious to assist
her in some way and he sold her sweets.
Then the demand fortbem increased. Lady
purchasers gave big party orders and asked
who did this superb-cooking.
Pretty soon the woma,n found it necessary
to branch out. She hired extra help as the
demand for her cakes increased. Now she
has a whole honse and pays seven or eight
girls to cook under her supervision, while
she furnishes cakes, pies, bread, etc., for a
great many Southside families. She never
will forget her mother's lessons, which she
thought tasks at the time.
Fifteen Buildings Totally Destroyed With a
Loss of 8225,000.
Milwaukee, Wis7, April' 21. West
Depere, Wis., was almost swept out of ex
istence by fire yesterday.. It was not until
noon to-day that the flames were gotten
under control. The conflagration began in
the Meiswinkel wooden ware factory, and
thence spread rapidly till CO houses were in
flames. There was a strong wind blowing,
and all attempts to subdue the fire proved
unavailing, despite the efforts of the people
from the surrounding country who came in
and formed a bucket brigade.
About the same time an incendiary fire
was started in another part of town, and the
towns of Fort Howard and Green Bav were
telegraphed for aid. They responded with
engines and men, and worked all night to
subdue the fire.
The loss to the chair factory is about
$200,000, With an insurance of (50,000. The
total loss 'on the 16 buildings destroyed was
$z2o,vw, wiin .insurance oi aoom 1(0,000,
Unknown Burglars in North Caro
lina Commit a Horrible Grime.
Mother, Three Sons and Two Daughters
Slaughtered and Cremated. -
Through tbe Kon-Enforcement of the Law Bach Crimes
AreFKinent. -
The details of the most horrible crime
ever committed in Korth Carolina have
come to light, though the guilty parties are
unknown. During the absence of a well-to-do
farmer from his beautiful home, burglars
entered the house, broke open a trunk, took
therefrom the farmer's hoarded -cash, $700,
butchered the poor man's wife, three sdns
and two daughters, and then set fireio the
building to destroy all traces of the terrible
ChaelottE, N. O., April 21.-Murder
in North Carolina, it seems, is now.becom
ing an ordinary crime. So many cries of
murder are monthly reported that it is caus
ing considerable alarm, and it is charged
that our law in reference to this crime is not
as rigidly enforced as itought to be.'
A.short time ago Bertie county was the
scene of a horrible crime, four women being
butchered and then burned. The guilty
parties have never been captured, and al
though the affair djtl create some feeling at
the time, like most other cases, the Reeling
of excitement soon disappeared, and now
nothing more is heard of it. This has been
.the case in numerous instances of late, where
murder has been committed in this State,
and it is remarkable.to note how few crimi
nals have been convicted of murder and
sentenced to death whose death sentence is
carried out.
More than BO per cent of these are com
muted to life imprisonment, until now in
this State a criminal, no matter how grave
his crime, if sentenced to death fully be
lieves "while there is life there is hope" for
The historv of Korth Carolina has never
recorded so horrible a crime as the one to
night reported from Macon county. W. P.
Wood is an industrious and sturdy farmer,
and lived in the country at least five miles
from any neighbors. His family consisted
of three sons and two daughters, beside his
wife. Three of the children were grown
and the other two were aged 12 and 14,
Wood, by his thrift and enterprise, beside
making a support for himself and wife, had
saved some $700, and his home. was a model
as a country farm house.
On account of so much inconvenience to
banks, Wood had alwayg kept his money in
an old trunk, which was securely locked at
all times. It was generally known among
the neighbors that Wood had this amount
of money iu his house, and at one time
burglars attempted to break in on him in
the night, but he frightened them away
with his gun.
Last Monday Wood was called away
from homsfor a few days on business, and
when he returned he was horrified to find
his beautiful house in ashes. Without for
one moment entertaining the idea that his
family could all have perished in the
flames, he at once went among his nearest
neighbors, supposing they had taken shelter
among them- .
After , considerable searching, with no
tidings of his family, Wood as a very last
resort walked back to the- site where his
home had stood, to leurn the worst A
short distance from the ruins aghastly sight
met his eyes, It was three axes and two
bowie knives, all heavily stained with
blood. Then', a short distance an ay, was an
old trunk in which he had always kept his
money. It was broken open and the con
tents were gone. Found among the ashes
were enough bones to show that the entire
family had been murdered and then the
house fired.
The crime has few parallels in the history
of any State, and there are no clews of the
A Doubting Husband Kills His Wife and
Then Commit- Suicide.
Attica, Ind., April 21. A double
tragedv was enacted here last night,
whereby the lives of Simeon Houts and
his wife were ended. Both bodies
were found lying dressed on a bed in
the Houts house. The bedding was
saturated with, blood. There were three
wounds on the body of Mrs. Houts, one di
rectly under the left shoulder-blade, shot
from the rear, one through the heart, and
one through the fleshy part of the left hand.
To take his own life the husband, had made
but one i hot, and that a sure one, through
the heart.
A half hour before the tragedy the two.
were down town snopping and appeared in
good spirits. They were in their night
clothes when found, and evidently were
preparing for bed. No one witnessed the
shooting or heard the quarrel that led to it,
the five children being in their beds in an
other portion of the house. When the
firing commenced the oldest child, aged 12,
ran to a neighbor's and said:J "Papa is kill
ing mamma."
There isno evidence to show the cause of
the shooting, but U was probably from
jealousy, Houts doubting that his wife was
true to him. About a year ago he begun
proceedings for a (divorce, bnt a settlement
was made.
A Backwoods Member Finds a Beptlio in a
Bag of Peanuts.
Albany Ga.) News.:
If there is anyone in the world who can
beat a backwoods member of the Legisla
ture eating roasted ground peas, that person
is the average Superior Court bailiff. Now,
there is'a bailiff in Albany who is no ex
ception to the rule. One of his friends
knew this, and Thursday he set a trap for
the bafliff. The friend fixed up a small pa
per bag with a few peanuts and a small
dead snake in it. He walked into the court
room eating away on some'gronnd peas that
he had in his hand. The bailiff, like a war-
horse scenting battle, caught one whiff of
ttiem. At was too mucn lornim, ne.couian t
stand it, so getting up from his seat he
walkel rapidly by his friend, jerking the
bag, snake and all, out of his hand.
With a chuckle of delight off went the of
ficer to a corner of the courtroom. He
turned up the bag to pour the coveted
goobers into his hand, when, horrors! out
came the snake. That man just gave one
look at his hand the snake seemed to move
and with tbe single exclamation of "Oh!"
the peanuts were scattered broadcast over
the floor, and now'Jim Greer swears that he
will never eat another ground pea in court
as long as he lives.
A Veterinary Gont.
Kennebec Journal, j
In an Augusta livery stable a goat has
for several years been kept as a preventer of
sickness. He is allowed to caper about
aucng the steeds at his own sweet will, and
all of them recognize hm as an old friend.
Ju3t what effect his presence has on their
health is unknown, but though the stable
has for ten years past contained from 16 to
20 horses, not one of them has ever been se
lected with any sort of distemper,
A Decline lo Production Dnrlng 18S8 as
Compared With t887 A Heavy Falling
OCIn Ralls Earope a Heavy Producer
at Higher Prices.
The annual statistical report of the Ameri-
Kcan'Iron and Steel Association, just issued
by James M. Swank, bears out the predic
tion made a year ago that 1838 would not
be as good a year as 1887. There was a de
clinarin.the production of, iron and steel,
aside from pig iron, and a shrinkage in
prices, although the production compared
with 1886 was still very large The out
put of pig iron was 7,268,507 tons,
an increase of 81,301 tons over 1887,
and the largest ever attained. The great
est shrinkage in the production of the
year was in Bessemer steel rails, and next to
this the shrinkage in Bessemer steel ingots
is most noticeable. "With so large a decline
in the demand for pig iron for conversion
into Bessemer steel ingots and rails, and
with a slightly decreased demand for pig
iron for conversion into the-other products,
the inquiry naturally arises, how could so
much pig iron as was made in 1888 have
been consumed ?
The explanation is found in the demand
for pig iron for the manufacture of all kinds
of machinery, agricultural implements,
locomotives, .railroad bridges, structural
steel and the construction of new iron and
steel works in the South. The importation
of pig iron was less in 1888, and in ap
proximate consumption was 6,688,744 tons,
against 6,808,386 tons in 1887. The in
creased production of pig iron in the South
ern States in 1888 over 1877- was 203,422
net tops. The gain was chiefly in Ala
bama, which increased its production 156,
730 net tons.
The total production of Bessemer steel
rails in J888 was 1,386,278 tons, a decrease
of 715,626 tons, or 34 per cent., the shrink
age being'greater than the total output in
1879. There was a still greater .shrinkage
in consumption. The approximate con
sumption of 1888 was 1,449,294 tons, a de
crease of 790,198 tons,' the leading cause of
the decline being due to the small amount
of railroad building, only 7,100 miles of new
road being constructed, against 13,080 miles
in 1887.
Low prices reduced the imports of iron
and steel from 1,783,256 in 1887 to 914,754
tons in 1888, and the imports of ore dropped
from 1,194,301 tons in 1887 to 587,470 tons in
1888. ,
Pennnsylvania produced 49.3 per cent of
the total production of pig iron in 1888;
Ohio, 15.2 per cent; Illinois 8 per cent, and
Alabama 6.2 per cent. Every other State
fell below 4 per cent. Allegheny county
produced 890,569 tons of pig, easily retain
ing the lead, which it has held since 1883.
Ever leading iron-making country in En
rope increased its production of iron and
steel i,n 1888, and sold the products at in
creased prices.
Still the Seventh City In the 1.1st of Clearing
Honse Statements.
Boston, Mass., April 21. The following
table, compiled from reports sent to
the Post from the Clearing Houses in the
cities named, shows tbe gross exchanges for
the week ended April 2b, withrates per
cent of increase or decrease, as compared
with the similar amounts for the cor
responding week last year
, Inc. Dec
New York SS2S,?44,S72 8.3 ....
Boston. ..-. V7. 948, 859 U,9
Philadelphia 68,569,893 .... 1.4
Chicago -69,895,000- 4.0
Bt. Louis 17,2)9,475 .... 6.4
San Francisco 18.449.386 11.9 ....
Flttsbnrs 13.935,821 17.8
Baltimore 11,23,805 .... 7.9
Cincinnati 10,676,900 4.2
New Orleans 8,600,272 20.4
Kansas Cltv. 9,1S4,673 10.1 ....
Louisville 6,276,763 24.1 ....
Providence S.OM.300 9.2 ....
Detroit 4.217,653 S.9 ....
.Milwaukee 4,416,000 5.9
Cleveland 3.109,710 3.1
Omaha .' 4.161,181 25.0
Minneapolis 2,591,074 .... 25.9
Denver , 3,662,400 48.5 ....
St. Paul.....' 3,427,448 4.0 ....
Memphis , 2,175,419 2.1 ....
Colnmbns 2,765,100 7.7 .....
Hartford...;.." 1,610.790 6.4 ....
Dnluth 1,372,538 15.2 ....
Indlanaoolls 1.519.876 .... 19.9
.Richmond., 2,179,366 28.1 ....
1'eorla .'. ; 1,142,281 21.0 ....
Fort Worth 912.699 62.7 ...
St. Joseph 1,123,951 .... 7.6
New Haven. 978,904 .... 16.8
SjpnnKfleld 1,222,766 .... 1.7
Worcester. 1,153,423 5.3 ....'
Portland 1,008,627 12.8
Galveston 1,061.580 40.0
.Norrolt 528,661 .... 24.8
Wichita 668,168 0.D
Lowell 641.171 10.2
Los Aneeles 826,600 .... 34.0
Grand Kaplds 641.521 .... 6.2
Topeta 400.460 22.7 ....
Sioux City' 450,090 ,..
Tacoma 341,450
Montreal. 7,718,837
Total SL008,786,278 8.8
Outside Kew YorK 380.011,293 11.7 ....
Mot inclnded In totals. No clearing bouse at
these points last year.
IiookHere! Cbnritv Begins at Home.
Frpm the St. Louis Post DIsnatch.l
By all means let Filley be appointed Consul
to Hong Kong, and may the Lord have mercy
on the Hong Kongites.
Viewing the Dinner Philosophically,
From the St. Paul Globe.l
There is a mixture of candor and local emo
tion in tbe declaration of the St Louis paper
that it impairs the value of a Missouri senator
to be drunk most of the time.
An Invnlsabln Aid.
From the Alta California.
Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., already has more
theatrical engagements than she cana answer.
There is nothing for an actress equal to having
the United States for a father-in-law.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
Whenshe became Miss, she clang to Castoria,
When she had Children,she gave them Castoria.
When the pulse beats feebly: when tbe ener
gy is cone; when the. appetite is weak and
sleep uncertain, then tbe body is in a condition
of actual "low life." No matter wbat the causes
may have been Nature has friven way. and un
less her strength is restored, disease is certain
to take possession ot the body. Tbe first thing
any doctor does in such a case is to assist Na
ture. Here are some instances:
Prof. Austin Flint, of Bellevue (New York)
College, savs: "Tbe judicious nse of alcoholic
stimulants is one ot tbe striking character
istics of projrressin the practice of medicine
during tbe last half century."
Tho celebrated Dr. J. 21. Carnwall says: "I
am most happy to say, after a very thorough
test, that for persons suffering with nervous
and general debility or any wasting disease, or
lor delicate persons or invalids, Duffy's Pure
malt WhlBkoy is the best tonic and purest stim
ulant with which I am acquainted."
There are no higher scientific authorities
than these, and they speak volumes. Beware
of all bottled whiskies which may be offered
yon. except Duffy's. It has stood the test of
time aud is absolutely pure.
prevent your eajoylnsf the now weD,
attested benefits of the ,
Hel in
Name, Nature, Results,
as slight familiarity will prove. Re.
commended by Prominent Pentlat
everywhere t among- them Dr.T. B.
Arnold, 127 W". Mth St, H. Y-writes:
" It has has no equal for PoUahmtr toe
Teeth and Hardening the Qums."
At all DrogzUta.
MAN; one thoroughly familiar with engines,
hydraulic aud rolling mill machinery, for a large
works convenient to the city. Address
DRAUGHTSMAN, Dispatch office. ap21-29
can take charge of money and business: mnit
I gireJSS secant;
clvens security, Appiy at once to ft 9. at ju uiua
For Western Penn
tyteania and West
Tirginia,fair; cool
er. For Ohio, fair;
cooler, followed by
higher temperature,
variable, winds.
FrrrsBOTto, April 21. 1333..
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes the following
Time. Ther. I
80 x. 61
1:00 r. x
2:00 r. if .
5:00r. M
tMr.it ....y.52
Aieantemp.. vt
Maximum temp.... 72
Minimum temp.... 50
ICanre u .... 22
Hirer at 5 p.m.,
hours. (
4.8 Jo t; a tall of 0.5 feet In 24
Blver Telegrams.
rsractu. ixLZGRAH s to thi oispatch.1
Bbowjjsvtiae Biver 5 feet 2 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 60
at 5 p. if,
Mokqahtown River 5 feet and-stationary.
Weather clear. Thermometer 72s at 4 p. k.
Wabeew Biver 1 4-10 feet and falling
Weather clear and cold.
Tire Sad Condition of a SonthsldeBoy Close
to a Speak Easy. ,
James Hardy, a boy aged 16 years, was
found lying on South Twenty-fourth street"
last night in an intoxicated condition. He
was lying near a house which is said to be
a "speak easy," and it is thought the boy
got his liquor there. He was too drunk to
give any account of himself and was locked
up in the Twenty-eighth ward station.
Poor, Foolish Men.
This Is onlytbs second time in eight weeks that
Ihavo had to polish my boots, and yet I bod bard
work getting my husband to elm up his old blacking
brush, and the annoyance of having the paste bbek
ing rob o& on his pants, and adopt
A magnificent Deep Black Polish, which lasts
on Men's boots a week, and onWomen'samonth.
WOLFF & RANDOLPH, Philadelphia.
Enamel your Bassres twice ayear.tocscmce
a week and you bave the finest-polished stove In the
world. Por sale by all Grocers and Stove Dealers.
This is now conceded to be the best in the
market, as witnessed bvthe fact that we have
just secured the DIPLOMA FOB EXCEL
LENCE attbe Pure Food Exposition, now be
ing held in Philadelphia.
And with the bright appetizing flavor of fresh
ly roasted beef.
The Crest English Complexion SOAP.
Of all Bmgg-sts, tmt Beware of taltariois.
Oil bought aud sola on margin. de27-21-rsu
Pittsburg. Pa.. April 22, 1889.
CEIVED at the office of the City Con
troller until Thursday. May 2, A. D. 1889, at 2
P. M., for tbe following, viz.:
Larkms alley, from South Twenty-fourth
street to a point about ISO feet eastwardly, 12
inch pipe.
Carey alley, from end of present sewer near
east line of South Twenty-ninth street, for a
distance of 450 feet eastwardly; 12 and 15-inch
ileyran street, from crown between Louisa
and Bates streets, to Louisa street: lo-lnch pipe.
Butler street extension. River avenue. Ever
ett street, private property of John Berlin,
Pennsylvania Railroad, Julius Voetter, et al,
Peimi avenue and Denniston avenue, from
I Fifth avenue to Shakespeare street; 4 to 5
r fvttt liHMr fxnA arnn.
Denniston avenue, from Fifth avenue to
Shakespeare street: 20 and 24-inch pipe.
Fifth street, from Liberty avenue to tbe Al
legheny river; 18 inch-pipe.
Haigbts street andprivate properties of Mrs.
S. J. Sargent, John H. McKelvy. Wm. Ward,
Pennsylvania Insurance Company, A. V. R. It.,
M.F.Scaife and others, from Stanton avenue
to Allegheny river, 3 and 5 feet brick and
Center avenne. from Graham street to Col
lege street; 15-inch pipe.
Stanton avenue, Viola alley and private
property of Henry Janson and Mellon Bros.,
from west side of Hiland avenue to Negley
run; 18, 20 and 24-lnch pipe.
H erron avenue, from east side of Anderson
street to Center avenne; 20 and 24-inch pipe.
bumtnerlea street, Bolden street, Howe and
O'Hara streets, from Ellsworth avenue to
Shady avenue; 3 feet brick and stone 20 and
24-Inch pipe.
Bayard and Neville streets, from Craig street
to an outlet at or near tunnel of the Junction
Railroad, north of Center avenue; 20 and 24.
inch pipe.
Plans and specifications can be seen and
blanks for bidding can be obtained at this
Proposals must be accompanied by a bond,
probated before the Mayor or City Clerk.
The Department ot Awards reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Chief ef Deeaftsaent of Pnblls WorB.
Sonne i'K
Shattered nerves, ttretl
brain, impure blood,
debilitated system, an
are the natural out
come In the Spring, a
medldne mustbeusedi
and nothing equals
Palne'a Celery Com
pound. We let others
praise us you cannot
help believing a dMn
te rested party.
Brigadier-General W. L. Greenleaf. Bm-llngv
ton, Vt, writes: "I have used Fame's Celery
compound on several occasions, and always
with benefit. Last spring, being very much run
down and debilitated, I commenced taking tt.
Two bottles made me feel like a new man. As
a general tonic and spring medicine I do not "
.knowofit3equaJ." ' .
"I have used two bottles or your PameS
Celery Compound, and It ha3 given entire sat- ,
lsfactlon as an appetizer and blood purifier."
T. L. E2B3E&, Watertown, Dakota.
Celery Compound
Is prescribed by physicians, recommended by
druggists, endorsed by ministers, praised by
users, and guaranteed by the manufacturers.;
as a spring medldne which wQI do all that is
claimed for It. Use It UH3 spring, and see how
quietly it tones you up.
Purifies the Blood.
Full accounts of wonderful cures made try
Fame's Celery compound after other medicines
and the best physicians had failed, sent tree.
There's nothing like It. -,
$LC0. bis lor $5.00. Druggists.
Wells, Richakdsos & Co., Burlington, Vt
mhl7 153Ji-3tr
504 TO 508 MARKET ST.
As old residents know and back files of Pitta
burg papers prove, is the oldest established and
most prominent physician In the city, devoting
special attention to all chronic diseases. From
METDYlllO ""t mental diseases, physical.
IN L tl V-U U O ucay, nervous debilityfact of
energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem.
ory, disordered sight, self-distrust, basbf ulness,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, lm.
poverished blood, falling powers, organic weafci
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, unt
fitting tbe person for business, society and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
blotches, falling bair, bone pains, glandular
swollings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from thesystem.
IIRIMADV kidney and bladder derange
U n 1 1 1 M II I ments, weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges. Inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whittler's life-long, extensive experlenco
insures scientific and reliable treatment on
common-sense principles. Consultation freer
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as it
here. Office hours 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. Sunday,
10 A. SI. to 1 P.M. only. DR. WHITTIER, 930
Penn avenue. Pittsburg, Pa. ap31X-Psnwk
, Health, Energy and Strength secured by using
AMORABDA WAFERS. These wafers are a
cciKA-vrizD specific and the only reliable and
safe remedy for the permanent cure of Impoteucy,
no matter how lone standing. Nervous Neuralgia.
Headache, Nervous Prostration caused by the usa
alcohol or tobacco, Sleeplessness, Mental Depress
ion, Softening of the Brain resulting in insanity
aud leading to misery, decay and death. Premature
Old Age, Barrenness, Spermatorrhoea, Harrassing
Dreanu, Premature Decay of Vital Power, caused
by over exertion of the brain, self-abuse or over
indulgence. 75 cents per box or six boxes for
$4X0, sent by mail prepaid on receipt of. price.
Six boxes is the complete treatment and with,
every purchase of six boxes at one time we will
give a ,
if the wafers do not benefit or effect a permanent
cure. Prepared only by the BOSTON MEDICAL
INSTITUTE. For sale only by JOSEPH
FLEMING Jc SON. 2 Market Street. Pitts-'
burgh. Pa., P. O. Box 37. to whom all communi
cation should be addressed.
All forms of Delicate and Com.
plicated Diseases reauirinz CoN-
Medication are treated at this Dispensary with
a success rarely attained. Dr. 8. K. Lake is a
member of the Royal College ot Phyicians
and Surgeons, and Is tbe oldest and most expo
rienced Specialist in the city. Special atten
tion given to Nervous Debility from excessive
mental exertion, indiscretions of youtb. etc.,
causing physical and mental decay. ,acL?i-'
energy, despondency, etc: also Cancers, Ola. ,
8ores. Flts-'PlIes, Rheumatism. and alldiseasea ,
of the Skin. Blood. Lungs, Urinary Organs,,
etc. Consultation free and strictly confiden
tial. Office hours 9 to 4 and 7 to 8 P. M.; Sun-
days. 2 to 4 P. at. only. Call at office or address ;
8, K. Lake, M. D.. M. R. C. P. Sor E. J.,
Lake, M. D. ael-l34-MWTykI
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