Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 21, 1889, Page 6, Image 6

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lm Beam and Milbee's High No
tions About Salary.
Hore Efforts Will be Made to Get a
Good Pitcher.
President Davidson Means to Sell the
LouisTille Ball (Hub.
Game Flayed Yesterday.
St. Lotus 4. ...Athletics 1
Kansas Crrrs.... 18... .Bbookltxs. ...... 12
DCTfcorrs... .. 8....BcrrAios 2
HAJtJXTONS (OntO 8....TOLEDOS...r. 3
Games To. Day!
National League Pittsburgs at New
York; Chlcagos at Washington; Cleveland at
Boston: Indianapolis at Philadelphia.
American Association Brooklyns at
Kansas City; Baltlmores at LouisTille; Colum
busit Cincinnati; Athletics at St. Louis.
Rochester; Londons at Syracuse; Detroits at
Buffalo; Toledos at Hamilton.
League Record.
Won. IiosUCt.
TVon. Lost-Ct.
Bostons 14 6 .737!
Clevelands...!! 12 .478
l'Mladelphlastt .6S4
NewYorV.s...II S .5501
Chlcagos II 10 .KM
Pittsburgs... 13
Indianapolis 8 It
Washingtons 4 13
Association Record.
Perl Per
M'on.Lost.Ct.1 Won.Lost.Ct.
St. Lonls 23 8 .742 Clnclnnatls.. .14 16 .430
Kansu(JUys..l7 11 .607 Baltlmores....l2 14 .462
Brooklrns.....lS 11 ."7iColumbus. .... 9 17 .347
Athletics 12 13 .4S0 LoulsvlUes.... 7 20 .259
The Latrobe Tenth Holds Ont for a Big
Bain called a general halt in the League
pennant straggle yesterday, and probably
more than one clnb was glad of it. Cer
tainly Pittsburg had no reason to kick, and
the probability is neither New York nor
Chicago had much, to complain of. The
clubs named are all in more or less difficul
ties at present, and the more idle time there
is just now the better it will be for the, crip
ples. The less there is accomplished while
they are regaining condition the more there
will be to do when they are all right again.
According to the expectations and hopes of
President Nimick it will not he lone before the
local club's weak spot is thoroughly strength
ened. The President talked Tery frankly yes
terday afternoon about the officers of the local
club and said a few interesting things. He was
unable to leave the city yesterday as intended
as an effort is being made to signyoungMilbee,
the pitcher of Scottdale club. If Milbee can
not be secured Mr. Nimick will leave for
Washington this eTening where he will join
Manager Phillips to-morrow and talk over(
matters with a view of securing a good pitcher
or ef en two. The President said:
MEAN to hate them.
"Wejnean to have one or two new pitchers.
It seems that we cannot secure Beam, of La
trobe. His demands are far in excess of rea
sonable, considering he is to a very great ex
tent an untried man. He wanted f 1,200 guar
antee for the season, but I told him we did not
sign'men that way. Better men than Beam is,
presuming that he is an extraordinary man, do
not demand any such conditions. We do not
guarantee any player a season's salary, and it
is not business to do so. We offered him a
guarantee of 1100 and $200 per month as long as
he played with us this season, and he deemed
that beneath bis acceptance. Negotiations
with Mr. Beam have ceased, therefore, as far
as we are concerned.
"Mr. Scandrett is in communication with
Milbee. a young pitcher at Scottdale. I have
received several letters stating that Milbee is
Certainly a superior man to Beam. I have also
talked to several good judges, who emphati
cally contend the same thing. At any rate we
are in communication with Milbee and I will
know by telegraph to-morrow whether or not
he will join onr club. If we cannot cethlml
will leaTe the city and meet Mr. Phillips at
Washington to-morrow and find out whether
or not he can suggest a good man whom we are
likely to get. We must have one or two new
pitchers, regardless of the cost.
"Of course we cannot afford to pay tremen
dous prices for untried men, but we will cer
tainly offer every reasonable inducement to
promising youngsters and big prices for
first-class and tried men. , The team,
outside of the pitchers, is playing good
ball excellent ball. In fact and if we
wire only stronger in the box, I think', we'
wonld be hustling the leaders very, very close."
There is, to a great extent, much surprise at
thettemandsofBeam. He undoubtedly seems
to have a very high notion of his own abilities,
as he is trying to exact an unusually large fig
ure for a young player because of the club's
difficulties. Were Beam signed to-day he
would be an experiment, and the truth is no
club is. willing to plank up SL200 for a test of
that kind. The club is run on business prin
ciples, the same as other business concerns, and
to give a youth 11,200, whether be pitches any
more than one game during the year or
not is not a wise business transaction.
Doubtless the admirers of Mr. Beam have
talked to him somewhat extravagantly about
his own abilities. If this is so, it may result
unfortunately for the young man if his ambi
tion is to be a ball player. An offer of $200 per
month, with tho opportunity of testing himself
in an organization like the National League,
is a cnance that some very good pitchers don't
get in a lifetime.
As intimated in The Dispatch yesterday,
the officials of the local club have two or three
experienced pitchers on the list; but whether
they can be secured or not is another matter.
President Nimick refuses to say whether
these men are East or West He, however, in
timated yesterday that-Mr. Phillips may have
one or two good and available men to suggest:
So far, Milbee has proven himself a good man
among the amateur clubs, but a good and full
fledged professional is the man required. Pres
ident Nimick feels certain that one new pitcher
at least will be signed this week. It may be
that Manager Phillips will be sent away on a
hunting expedition.
The following dispatch was received at this .
office from Scottdale at a late hour last
J. Z. Milbee, one of the Scottdale club's pitch
ers, who was the object of becretary bcrandett's
vlsithere this morning;, stated this evening that
lie wonld not thru with the Pittsburg clnb. Mil
leetnlnks uecando better by remaining In the
Western Pennsylvania league during the present
season at least, and does not care to run tlie.rtst
or becoming an "exploded phenomenon."
The management of the Scottdale club will not
sell his release for less than 1,000.
He Thinks tbe Giants Won't Win and We'll
be Fifib.
In an Interview with a New York Herald re
porter on Sunday Captain Anson said:
"Why, the Chlcagos, of course will win the
pennant. We are a stronger club than we were
last year, and barring accidents we ought to win
handily. It's true we miss Williamson badly,
but be will be alf right soon, and playing in his
old form again. I want to say right here," Mr.
Anson continued, "that the published report
that we are doing nothing for Williamson is un
true. We are paying him a fixed sum each
week. It is no concern of the public what ex
tent this sum is, but it is sufficient for all his
' current expenses. The Chicago club is always
disposed to treat its good men fairly, and we
are making no exception in Williamson's case."
"In what position do you think the New
Yorks will close this season?" I asked.
"1 can't give them any better than third place.
The-second place will lie between Boston and
Philadelphia. Both clubs are playing a strong
game, and it's difficult to tell which will come
outaheAd. It Is not Improbable that both of
them may heat the Giants outthus putting tho
latter in the fourth position. The fact that the
New forks won the pennant last season is no
evidence that they will accomplish that result
again this Tear. Luck was with them last year
and relatiVely quite as strong against the
Chlcagos. This rear the situation will be re
versed, and New York will find her proper
Captain Anson does not believe that the
Clevelands will long continue their present
pace. He says they are light batten, and will
soon drop ont of tbe leading position they are
Holding at present.
Tbe flfthposltion. he says, lies between Pitts
burg and Indianapolis, both of which he re
gards as excellent clubs, with an even race be
tween Cleveland and Washington for tail end
President Davidson ChnngesHhMInd Abont
Keeplngthe Colonels,
Louisville, May 20. It was announced this
morning that President Davidson had again re
considered his Intention not to sell and was
anxious to dispose of the club. He owns 807
shares of stock, the par value of which is 810
each share, making a total of $3,070. The price
offered for the stock was just double its face
value and Mr. Davidson's price -was SXSOOmore.
It was stated, this morning that he had come
down J500 in bis valuation and there is now only
a difference of $1,000 between them. ' This may
be split or compromised in some way before the
clnb leaves. ".
lack Kerins has been released by therLouis
villecluh. He has not yet made any arrange
ments or received any offers. His arm is in
such a condition that he is not much use as a
catcher justyet Kerins is an excellent umpire,
however, and will try and get a place on the
Association or League staff. Ramsey has not
been released as was rumored and it is not
likelvthathe will be. Mr. Davidson stated
that be has not fully decided what to do, but
has taken no steps looking toward Ramsey's
The Browns Bnnchcd Their Hit and Bent
the Quakers.
St. Louis, May 2a Cloudy weather cnt down
the attendance at to-day's game to L00O. The
field was damp and slippery, and neither side
fielded' well. The Browns won by bunching
their hits In the fourth inning. Curt"Welcb, of
the Athletics, was too ill with malarial fever to
play. He expects to join the team to-morrow.
Manager Sharsig, of the Athletics, saw Gleason
to-day, and came to an agreement by which
Gleason will probably join the team before It
leaves here. Score:
bt. Lonls 0 004000004
Athletics 0 01 00000 01
Earned runs-St. Lonls, 2; Athletics, L.
Base nits St. Lonls, 6; Athletics, 5.
Errors St. Louis, 1: Athletics, 1.
Pitchers Chamberlain and Seward.
Tbe Cincinnati! Explain Why tho Babies
Shut Them Oat.
Columbus, May 2a The game between
Columbus and Cincinnati closed at tbe end of
tbe fifth inninc to-day pn account of rain.
Umpire Holland was hit in the shoulder at
Cincinnati and was unable to officiate. Frank
Arnold, one of tbe substitutes, umpired the
game. The Cmcinnatis claim he gave them the
worst of it on balls and strikes, hence they
batted at everything that came in the direction
of tbe plate. Score:
Columbus 0 0 2 0 02
Clnclnnatls 0 0 0 0 00
Base hits-Columbus. 7: Clnclnnatls, 2.
Errors Columbus, 0: Clnclnnatls, 3.
Pitchers Mays and Ylau.
The Cowboys Wallop the Brooklyn! at a
Merry Rate. ,
KANSAS Cm, May 20. The Brooklyns were
beaten to-day In a regular slugging match.
Donahue and Collins did fine work in the field.
Kansas Cltys 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 1-18
Brooklyns 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 3-12
Earned runs Kansas Cltvs, 7; Brooklyns. S.
Base hits Kansas Cltys, 21; Brooklyns, 16.
Errors Kansas Cltys, 7: Brooklyns, 8.
Pitchers McCarthy and Hughes.
Barkley Is Sick,
Kansas Crrr. Mo., May 20. Sam Barkley,
the noted second baseman of theKansas City
Ball Team, is lying dangerously ill at his home
in this city from a terrible attack of quinsy.
He Is rational part of the time and his physi
cians have performed two operations on his
throat already. The disease attacked him
Thursday and assumed an aggravated form
yesterday. The attack is similar to that which
carried off Minister Rice.
Another Local Pitcber.
Gilbert Ward, a young Southsider, has been
practicing with Galvin, Morris and Conway for
two or three days at Recreation Park. His
friends claim that he is a better Ditclier than
Kxuram. He is also a good catcher and
caught Galvin yesterday. To-day he will be
given a chance to pitch and the three twirlers
named will judge of his abilities.
International League.
rsrxciAx. tileoiums to the dispatch.i
At Buffalo
Buffalos 0 10100000 S
Detroits 1 003200X08
At Rochester
Bocbesters 0 01002510-9
Torontos 0 1 0 0,2.0 1 0 04
At Hamilton
Hamlltons 0.0 4002800 9
Toledos 0 0 2101000-4
An Annual Trent.
One of those interesting ball games that only
come once a year took place at 'Cycle park yes
terday afternoon. The opposing nines were
made up of employes of the Bijou Theater and
Harry Williams' Acadamy respectively, Harry
Davis of the London Theatre was umpire. Be
fore the game started be caused every player to
make affidavit that there would be no Kicking
about decisions and the contest preceded. As
a result the game was played under original
rules and when the Bijou's had made 30 runs
the Acadamy representatives became weary
and left the field. That was when the first half
of the eighth inning was played and the umpire
called tbe game back to the seventh inning
which left the score 18 to 14 in favor of the Bi
jou's. Trl-Stnto League.
At Mansfield-
Mansllelds 0 0330020 1-9
Hamlltons 0 10 0 7 10 0 1-10
Batteries Wilson and Morrison, Burchard and
Fitzslmmons, Browner and Dillon.
Base hits Mansllelds, 11; Hamlltons, 7.
Errore Four each.
Umpire Hengle.
Bent the Grcensburgs.
Greensbcko, May 20. An exhibition game
to-day between the Kiskiminltas and home
teams resulted in a victory for the latter by the
score of 11 to 3."
Baseball Notes. y.
Rain prevented the Louisville-Baltimore
game yesterday.
The Park Stars defeated the E. H. Mon
tooths by 10 to 2 yesterday.
The Erleweln, Jr.'s, want to play any team
whose members are not more than 13 years old.
Ratn prevented all the League games yester
day and the London-Syracuse game at Syra
cuse. Ant club wishing to play tho St Pauls is
requested to leave a notice at J. Miller's, 03
Smlthfield street
The Northslde Comets defeated the Hubs
yesterday by a score of 22 to 7. Yeager pitched
a fine game for tbe winners.
"A Spectator" writes to this paper point
ing ont that Baker, who pitched for Braddock
against the East End Athletics on Saturday,
was weary because of pitching at -Erie on the
day previous.
The P. J. Mo'rans have .organized with the
following team : P. Schultz. c,; T. 'Finnegan,
p.: D. Carney, s. s.: D. Salmon, 1 b.; T. Rey
nolds, 2b.; T. Salmon. 3 b.:W. Smith. 1. 1.; j.
Reynolds, m. f.; J. Klnnegan," r. t; M. Wright
change catcher. They want to hear from junior
It is said that Sunday was timed in running
three bases in Saturday's game, and made the
distance in 10 4-5 seconds. It is singular how
anyone should be prepared to time Sunday be
fore he hit the ball, which must have been
done to time him correctly.
Fans for the May Festival.
6c to 550 all sorts here.
Jos. Hobne & Ca's
Penn Avenue Stores.
Guns and revolvers, pistols etc, boys'
target rifles and 100 cartridges. $2 75; splen
did revolvers, double action, any caliber,
53; double barrel breech loaders, $8 to $100.
Great bargains in all kinds of guns.
J. H. Johnston, 706Smitbfield street.
Elgin or Walthnm Silver Watches,
Hunting or open face, stem wind,, and war
ranted first-class timekeepers; prices, $12,
$15, $18, $25, $27. Call at E. P. Roberts &
Sons', corner Fifth ave. and Market St..
Hindoocraft Wins th& Latonia Derby
Without Trouble. "'
Stoval Wins His Admirers Some Dollars
by His Mounts.
Entries and Weights for the Races at BowMyn and
Cincinnati To-Day.
The Latonia meeting was a good one for
the buyers of short horses yesterday. Hin
doocraft won the Derby easily. Stoval
reaped honors by winning three of tbe
six races he was mounted in. The Brook
lyn meeting was full of interest, there being
several exciting races.
Cincinnati, May 20 The Latonia meet
ing began to-day with bad weather, but a
large attendance and good racing. It was a
short horse day and the talent got badly
left, as but two favorites won. The Derby
was almost a walk over for Hindoocraft, as
but three horses started out of seven, and
while the book makers laid good money
against him, the other two were well thought
of. He took the lead from, the tap of the
drum and never was pushed, winning by a good
length under a pull.
Stoval rode three of tho six winners, and fol
lowers of his mounts made good wins.
First race. Introductory purse, $500, of which
$75 to second, $25 to third, three-quarters of a
mile. Time, 1 Jf They were sent away to a
good start, Bettina in the lead. Bettina won by
a length from Longberi, second, a length in
front of Liedkranz, third.
Second race, purse, same conditions as
first, three-quarters of a mile. Time, 1:1
Galen was tbe first away when tbe flag fell and
led Into the stretch, where the Chevalier came
on and won by a length easyj Barndolette
second, a head In front of Valuable, third.
Third race, selling, for 3-year-olds and up
ward, one mile, time 1:44 Pat Donovan was
the first to show out the start, but was soon
collared by Stuart, who led to the three-quarter
pole, where Gardner and Pat Donovan
closed on him, the latter finishing first, Gard
ner second, Stuart third.
Fourth race, 3-year-olds and upward, seven
eighths of a mile, time l-32 Clamor got in
the lead with Cupid second. These two ran in
this order to near tho wire, when Cupid puHed
past the leader and won, Clamor second.
Obelisk third.
Fifth race, Latonia Derby, for 3-year-olds,
$2,000 added, of which $400 to second, $100 to
third, mile and a half. Time, 2:4.
The Derby is an easy race told. Hindoocraft
took the lead and never was reached and won
by a length to a length and a half. He led all
the way round, Come-to-Taw and King Regent
running neck and neck back of him. Hindoo
craft won in a gallop by a length,Come-to-Taw
second, a head in front of King Regent, third.
Sixth race, purse, for 2-year olds, four and a
half furlongs. Time, 55
After half a dozen breakaways the youngsters
were sent away in a bunch with Portia w in the
lead, which he held Into the stretch, where
Ballyhoo came out of the bunch and won by a
length. Joe Walton Second, half a length in
front of Portlaw, third.
Entries, weights and pools on to-morrow's
Latonia races:
First race, seven-eighths of amlle, selling Chlt
howle 110 pounds. SIO; Cupid 119. S5: Macanley 105,
; Virginia 105, S3:AUalOS, S3: KedarKhan 107, S3;
Land Lady 112. S3; (lollghtly 10-, Fargo 119, Lake
view lift as a field (no price given).
Second race, five eighths of a mile Lord Peyton
111 pounds, $10; Avondale 111, to; ZeellkalOS, (5;
Mt. Lebanon IK, S3; Grade M 103, S3: Mayor Nolan
105, Judge Morrow 105, Uncle Kit 105, Uhanman
iws samanian iuo, as a neia, $.
Third race, three-quarters of a mile, selling-
Springtime S3 pounds, Mayo 99, Neva L 101. Los
Webster 102, Festus 104, St. Ledger 105, Myorna
107. Ernest Bace 114. Obelisk 116. Nonools sold
Fourth race, mile .handicap Clay Stockton 103
pounds, $10; Lela May 106. SS: Trust 10S, S5; MoUle's
Last 106, 4: New Castle S5, S3: Prince Fortnnatus
100. S3: Leontlne 100, S2; Queen of Trumps 93, K;
Gymnast 95, It "- --
ruin .race, nve-eicnms or a rune, uiipseuc
iiy. j;
ever 110, $2; Favor Ban 108, Dilemma 103, Sister
Geneva 103, English Lady 108, Martha Page 108,
Heart's Ease 110, as a field, $5
Mr. Hustings Tells of tbe Schuylkill Ath
letic Organization.
S. E. Hastings, a member of the Athletic As
sociation of the Schuylkill Navy, was in the
city yesterday, and favored a Dispatch
writer with some very interesting gossip rela
tive to sports in the Quaker City. Especially
so was the history of the club from Its infancy.
It is now proposed by the club to build the
finest gymnasium in the country, not excepting
the one in San Francisco, which leads tho list
in point of elaborate equipment
The originators were such men as Horace
Disston, William McMillen, Mr. Bailey, of
Bailey, Banks fc Biddle, and a few other gen
tlemen who admire athletic amusement This
wa8backlnlSS2, and soon the idea took seed
and over 200 members were on the list with
inferior clnb rooms attheoldSecondRegiment
Armory. Like the little apple it grew and now
the membership numbers nearly 1,600 people,
who are of the best families it) Philadelphia.
Recently the clnb purchased two large lots at
1618-1620 Arch street upon which a building of
solid stone will be erected at a cost of $100,000,
which is all paid in. Its conven
iences and equipment win be of
the latest and finest order and unsur-
Sassed by none. It will contain a
irge natatorium, billiard, reception rooms,
library and a gymnasium, tbe equal of which is
not to be seen. The finest track, ten laps to
the mile, is also one of the boasts, while a novel
feature will be an open tennis air court on the
roof of the building.
Although a young organization 'it has com
peted with the leading athletic clubs of the
country, sucb as Manhattan, Jersey City and
Nassau, taking from them several trophies in
the shape of gold medals and cups. The Phil
adelphia Club won last year the lightweight
and middleweight sparring contests,' light
weight and heavyweight wrestling. In the
former W. Rocap who strips at 118 pounds has
vanquished everybody he met, and the club is
especially proud of him, as he is of a very dis
tinguished family. Walter Lefferts also is
highly spoken of as a wrestler.
The building wasbegun last April tind the
club expects to move into tho palatial quarters
id one year from the time of commencing oper
The Rain Causes Slow Time An Important
Track Order.
New Yoek, May 2a Rain fell at Gravesend
track last night and nearly all the morning.
The track was fetlock deep in mud, but it was
thin, and not sticky or holding. Racing asso
ciations will not hereafter permit any race
descriptions to be telegraphed from their
First race, three-quarters .of a mile Starters:
King Crab, Fordham, Guarantee and Jay F. Dee.
Jay F. Dee won in 1:16K, Guarantee second,
Fordham third.
Second race, one and one-eighth miles Starters:
Diablo, Bordelalse, Le Logos. Barrister and
Toronto. Diablo won in 2:01, Bordelalse second,
Barrister third.
Third race, five-eighths ofa mile Starters: Joe
Daly, Cllffwood. Mucilage, Tormentor, Onward,
Elmstone and Unarada. Mucilage won in 1:05,
Tormentor second. Onward third.
Fourth race, one mile Starters: F. Grlmaldi,
Bohemian. Gallus Dan and Bella B. Bella B.
won In U4SH. Uohemlau second, "Grlmaldi third.
Fifth race, tliree-qnarters of a mile Starters:
Bob Furey, Dupllcltyn Long Island. Germanic,
Blue Itock, Blpton, Sunshine and Village Maid.
Blue Bock wdn In l:tti. Long Island second, Bob
Furey third.
, Sixth race, one and one-sixteenth miles
Starters: Long Knight, Inspector B, Slnglestonev
Housatonlc Fenelmi, Guarantee. Inspector B
won In 1:5 Guarantee second, Fenelon tnlrd.
Brooklyn entries:
First race, five furlongs-Britannic 135 pounds,
Reveller 135, Bessie Jane 130.
Second race, mile and a sixteenth Juggler 110
Sounds, Tbe Bourbon 106, Joe Lee, Fitzroy 105,
A Wood 98, My Own 93, J J O'B 99, Diadem 99,
Tenny 93.
Ihlrd race, five furlongs Sunnyslde, May Queen,
Beclare, Paradox. Minute, Bay W, Folly, Clemie
G Ally, Caiess, Fldelo. Leda, Carramla, Phoebe,
Maria filly, Mamie B, Homeopathic, Insight
Rainbow, Bronze and Blue, Urbana, Veva and
Fannie J 115 pounds each.
Fourth race, one and one-sixteenth, miles Swift
112 pounds, Blchmond 110, Dunboyne 110, Glen
Echo 108, Tea Tray 106. Falcon 106, Now or Never
and Joe Lee 104, BendlgolOO, Duke or Lelnster 99.
Flflh race, flvefurlongs Civil Service, Padishah,
Bell Selcher, Am boy. Blaekborn and Prince
Howard, 118 pounds each, Urbana U5, Chaos 113,
Blpley, 113.
Kixth race, eleht rhrlones Miracle 122 mnniiL
Melodrama 122, Battersby 119, Golden Reel 112,
Umpire 112, Tourmaline 110, King Arthur! 109,
Alice 108, Louise 95, Hot Scotch 95.
' Humphrey Knocked Ont.
Ss. Lorns, May 20. At French "Village, Ills.,
yesterday, Redfleld Brown and John Hum
phreys, two St. Louis sports, fought a brutal
.mill to a finish. In the 19th round Humphreys,,
. i .'-. . lit .. -fr-inniiiBMTHlrflfvit iT'rTii' r'lfii"!! -i i -i it t tf. i i'ji i MMIii.n 'maitirirMiikiMMiiianrMiHMlf 1 1 "i
wlio was blinded by blooa flowing from wounds
over his eyes, received a terrlfib .blow in the
jugular and fell like a log. He lay some time
without moving. It was only with difficulty
that he was resuscitated. The faces of both
contestants were rendered almost unrecogniza
The Novel Remedy Used by' a Barkeeper
Who Turned Doctor
Chicago Herald, j
In one of the popular down-town lunch
rooms the lunchers sit at long tables and
help themselves to butter from a large-sized
roll, which is placed on a plate near the
center of each table. The other day the tai
ble nearest the front door was fully occu
pied, and a young man near one end was
just reaching for the butter, when the door
was thrown open with a jarring bang,
and a bare-headed man, whose face
was flushed with excitement and who
wore'a long white apron, dashed in with a
bound, rushed over to the table mentioned,
grabbed up the whole roll of butter and
then tore out again with it in his hand.
The young man who had been reaching for
the butter fell off of his chair, and the other
guests were greatly excited at the strange
and sudden incident. A few of the cooler
heads took advantage of this excitement to
put their checks in their pockets and sneak
out without obeying the injunction, "Please
pay at the desk."
One ofthese people had seen the- excited
young man disappear with his butter in a
doorway just across tbe street, andhis curi
osity prompted him, to follow. The placn
mi n. swell saloon, and the young man was
evidently the barkeeper. It appears that J
two or three of his customers naa oeen
standing in front of the bar exam
ining an old dueling pistol. One of
them raised its hammer, saw no cap on the
ninnle. and suoDOsed it was not loaded. He
blew in the muzzle and was just removing it.
from between his lips wnen tne nammer
fell, there was a blinding flash and report
and the poor fellow received the entire rusty
charge full in the face. He fell to the floor
and everyone became crazy with excite
ment Only the barkeeper had presence of
mind, and as soon as the man fell he darted
out of the door and across the street, return
ing quickly with the butter.
Kneeling at the wounded man's side, he
smeared this butter all over his torn and
powder-stained face and rubbed it in vigor
ously. Then he threw a handkerchief over
the face and helped convey the man to the
rear room. Meantime someone bad gone for
a doctor and he soon.amved. 'When he saw
the man he inqnired: "What's that stuff on
his face?" The barkeeper told him what he
had done. ""Well," said the physician, "you
have saved himfrom being disfiguredforlife
by your prompt action. That grease has
kept the powder from getting in under the
skin, and I can pick it all out." Luckily,
there was nothing but powder in the pistol.
The grains were picked from the young
man's face, and now he is as good as new,
two deeply-imbedded particles of powder at
the side of his nose being the only visible
marks of the accident. He will never blow
into another pistol, and will always regard
presence of mind as a wonderful trait in
anv man.
An ArkansasFnrmerDellberately Shot From
Behind nn Ambush.
Fobdyce, Abk., May 50. Saturday,
about eight miles from herein Dallas coun
ty, John Allen "was shot from ambush
while at work hy George Fike.
Allen's wife, who was in the
field with him at the time he was killed,
stated before the inquest that her husband
was dropping peas within a few feel of her
when first fired on; that he turned to run,
when he was shot again and fell. Soon af
terward George Fike came up to where he
was lying and asked if he was dead.
On hearing Fike speak her husband raised
himself up by catching bold of her dress
and fell back dead. Fike remarked thatb?
had reloaded his gun for the purpose of kill
ing him if he was not dead. She also stated
that a few days before she reported to her
husband that Fike had insulted" her, and
that he had given Fike until Friday night
to leave the country or be killed. Fike is
at large.
Who Collared Some 810,000 Worth
Plunder, Arrested at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 20. A pair" of
daring burglars who have seenred $10,000
worth of plunder in this city recently, were
arrested here this afternoon by detect
ives. The prisoners are Isaac Mof
fatt McKay, alias "William Moffatt,
alias Hart, and James Crofton, who also
has a long string of aliases. Both men are
from Baltimore, and were released from the
Maryland State penitentiary about a year
ago, after, several years imprisonment
During the car strike in Chicago last fall
McKay is said to have plied his vocation
successfully in that city. A telegram was
received this evening from the Superintend
ent of the Chicago police, asking that Mc
Kay be turned over to him after v he shall
have done penance for his crime here,
A Present That He Wonld be Glad to Give
Away Again-.
Portland Oregon ianl
Some kind-hearted individual has sent to
this office & very fine, large horned toad
from Sonthern California. As a specimen
of the productions of that country it is' im
mense; bnt as a pet and a plaything it' is a
blank failure. The only sign of activity or
intelligence the "critter" shows is to feebly
wiggle its tail when its back is scratched
with a lead pencil, and less, certainly, could
not be expected of it
The toad grew horns, for he had need of
them to keep from being swallowed "by the
rattlesnakes, which are his neighbors when
he is on his native heath. Frogs are ac
counted a delicacy, and perhaps the horned
toad might be good fricasseed. Anyone
who thinks so is welcome to this specimen.
The Pennsylvania Will Build a Road From
Toledo to Detroit.
Detboit, May 20. The Free Press has
has received reliable information that the
Pennsylvania Railroad will shortly extend
its line into .Detroit from Toledo and will
unite with the Canadian Pacific and the
Flint and Pefe Marquette roads in erecting
ahandsoiiie-depoton Fort street, near the
site of the new postofuce.
Considerable land has already been quietly
purchased by the reads in the vicinity of
the proposed depot, and it is expected that
work will shortly be commenced.-
Fnna far the Slay Festival,
Co to $50 all sorts here.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
See our' May Festival Fans largest as
sortment and lowest prices special lot 1,000
fine Japanese Parchment Fans at 25oj worth
50c. Boggs & Buhl.
Those Silk WarpHenrlotta Cloths at 75c
Are the front rank of dress goods bargains
in the United States 20 colors this week
for the dress goods bargains.
Penn Avenue Stores.
Guns and revolvers carefully repaired,
guns for hire, tents for , sale, at J. H.
Johnston's Great Western Gun Works, 706
Smithfield st, ttssu
Lace Wraps and Fichus for May Festival
In onr Cloak Room and Lace Department
to-day. , Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
,Va' r" :$-ifirATtt BteTWii
The Chief Persecutor of the Presi
dent's Venerable Father-in-law
Corporal Tanner Finds Seasons Why He
Should Be Bounced.
Gen. Harrison Shortens His Eecfptlons to Facilitate
, Business.
The persecution of Dr. Scott, President
Harrison's father-in-law, by an unknown
bnt not unpunished chief in the Pension
Office, has resulted in the dismissal of the
said chief by Commissioner Tanner, though
it is claimed that there were other reasons
for his discharge. The President has been
obliged to curtail his reception hours at
least 60 per cent in order to facilitate the
removal of Democratic officeholders.
Washington, May 20. A man lately
employed in the Pension office is just now
getting a good deal of free advertising
through ajrecentl? published story that Dr.
Scott, the father-in-law of the President,
bad suffered at his hands and got even by
calling on Commissioner Tanner, a few days
ago, with a letter from the President direct
ing this man's discharge. The story is
mostly romance, though there is more truth
in it than there is in some letters that he or
his friends have induced some papers to
print abont his alleged efficiency and mis
cellaneous necessity to the office.
This man was appointed many years ago,
and General Black found him a chief of
division. The division chief manifested a
remarkable alacrity in running errands and
doing chores for the General, who was easily
imposed on fay people who made professions
of friendship for him, and he made the man
an assistant chief and let him stay. Serious
complaints were made and supported by
good evidence against this man, bnt he had
made the Commissioner his friend and
nothing could dislodge him. Any clerk
who reported him did it at his, or more
especially her, peril, one lady having been
dismissed for making charges against him,
and this man was allowed to promote one
clerk whose presence and conduct had made
much trouble in the office.
When Corporal Tanner came into the
office be found already there reasons enough
for dispensing with the services of this man,
wholly irrespective ot his petty persecution
of old Dr. Scott, including his transfer to a
room on the third floor of the Pension office,'
where it was intolerably hot in summer and
at all seasons a difficult place to climb for a
man almost 90 years old, and his sycophancy
in getting the old man back into his
division aiter General Harrison's election
and paying him a nauseating amount of
Dr. Scott never took Commissioner Tan
ner any letter or said a word to him at any
time in regard to this man who sent a bas
ket of roses to Mrs. Tanner, supposing that
would make him solid with this administra
tion, add he got his discharge the next
The President to Shut OfT Visitors and
Attend to Appointments.
Washington, May 20. In order to
have more time for the-transaction of pnblio
business, the President has decided upon
certain changes in the hours devoted to the
reception of visitors On business. Com
mencing with to-morrow, the, business re
ception will begin at 11 oclock instead of
at 10, as heretofore, and on Cabinet days
(Tuesday and Eriday) will close at 12
o'clock promptly. On Wednesday, Thurs
day and Saturday, the reception will last
until 1230-o'clock.
The President will reserve Monday to
himself, and will receive no visitors on bus
iness except by appointment. Persons de
siring to pay their respects will be received
as usual at 1 o'clock P. M., on Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday. It is expected
that the change in the rules will result in
greater rapidity in the matter of appoint
Only a Presidentnl Proclamation to Protect
jAIasknn Waters.
Washington, May 20. Inquiry at the
Department of State, based upon the report
from Ottawa that a British war vessel is
to be sent to the Behring Sea to investigate
seizures of illegal sealers, elicits the fact that
nothing has been done by this Government
in the matter since the issue of the Presi
dent's proclamation which distinctly noti
fied all nations of the intention of the
United States, to protect the seal and fish
life from depredation.
It is presumed that the Treasury Depart
ment, through the revenue marine service,
will carry out the provisions of the statutes
enacted to that end. At present the only
Government vessels in Alaskan waters are
revenue cutters, but they will soon be rein
forced by the man-of-war Thetis, which is
now at San Francisco preparing for a sum
mer cruise.
Tho Visitors to the West Point military
Academy Named.
Washington, May 20. The Board of
Visitors to the military academy at West
Point has been appointed. They are as
follows: ,
On the part of the Senate Hon. C. K. Davis,
St Paul, Minn.; Hon. D. W. Daniel, Lynch
burg, Va.
On tbe part of the House Hon. S. M. Rob
ertson, Baton Rouge, La.: Hon. S. S. Yoder,
Lima, O.; Hon. George W. Sheels, Marion,
By the President Prof. Leroy D. Brown,
Reno. NeV;! Prof. C. M. Pinkerton Perry,
Iowa; Rev. Dr. B. W. Chldlaw, Cleves, O.;
Arthnr Edwards, Chicago: Dr. Nathan S. Lin
coln, Washington, D. C; Captain Charles
King. TJ. S. A. (retired), Milwaukee, Wis,;
General Lew Wallace, of Indiana.
No Eastern Applicant Among the List of
Monday's Appointments.
Washington, May 20. The President
made tbe following appointments to-day:
To be receivers of public moneys Thomas D.
Banmgartner, of Arkansas, at Dardanelle.
Ark,: Henry C. Pickles, of Delaware, at Fol
som, New Mexico; Frank Lesnet, of New Mex
ico, at Roswell, N. M.
To be registers of land offices William P.
Alexander, of Colorado, at Del Norte, Col.;
John H. Mills, of New Mexico, at Roswell,
To be Indian agents James Blytho, of North
Carolina, at the Eastern Cherokee agency in
North Carolina; John Fosher, of Wyoming
Territory, at the Shoshone agency in Wyoming'
The Laymen' Leagne Reception.
The laymen of the Missionary League of the
EpiscopajTDiocese gave a reception to the rec
tors, officers and vestrymen of the local parishes
last evening m the Penh building. The rooms
were all tastefully decorated for tbe event, and
a large number were present, passing a most
enjoyable evening.
To Nomlnnto Candidates.
The County Convention No. 2, to nominate
candidates for Judge of tho Court of Common
Pleas No. L District -Attorney, Coroner and
Director of the Poor, will meet in Common
Council Chamber, in Pittsburg, Wednesday
morning, May 22, 1889. at 10 o'clock A IT. -Hon.
Chas.' S. Fette-rman, Temporary Chairman.
For Western Pennsyl
vania, threatening
vseater and rain;
slightly cooler; norther
ry winds. ForWest Vir
ainia. liahl showers.
ll 'I' followed bv clearing
weather; northwesterly winds; slight changes
in temperaturet
PrrTSBtJBO, May 20, 1SSJ.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes the following.
YA UN rw'.
Time. Titer. llinr.
8:00.1. Jf , 64 Mean temp 67
12:00 a. it 73 Maximum temp.... 75
1:00 p. M Minimum temp... . S9
2:00 F.M 73 Bangs IS
5:00 r. u - Precipitation. 01
8:00F. M 63
Blverat I r, ,, ID iet; no change la 24
vRIrer Telegram.
Bkownsvuxk River 5 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 71 at 6 p. ac
Warren River 8-10 of a foot and falling.
Weather clear and warm.
Moeoaktowk River i feet 10 Inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer SO0
at 4 T. n.
Onr Mother Tongno Spoken by 115,000,000
People at tho Present Time.
Boston Advertiser.!
There was a time when French was the
only cosmopolitan language; but that time
is long passed. To-day the tongue of Shake
speare and Bacon, of Milton and Burke, of
Whittier and Lowell is spoken by not
far from "115,000,000 people. There
is no considerable city of the civ
ilized world where it is not heard. It
has long been the language of colonization
and of commerce. It is already to a consid
erable extent, it is every day becoming to a
greater extent, it must inevitably and
speedily become to a prevailing extent, the
language of diplomacy. It is plain, to any
intelligent student of history why French
has been the chief vehicle for international
negotiations, and equally plain why it can
not continue to be so.
In the Middle (Ages , the University of
Paris was the intellectual center of Europe.
Thither flocked aspiring students from
Britain and from every part of the Conti
nent Then Latin was the language of
learning. It therefore became the means of
communication among learners and learned.
Whatever men deemed worth reading was
written in that language; whatever men.
deemed worth knowing was enshrined in
that language. Hence the locality in
Paris where students most congregated
is called to this day "The Latin
Quarter." When Constantinople fell, and
the buried treasures of Greek literature
were exhumed, and that morning dawn
called "the revival of learning" broke upon
Europe, the University of Paris lost its pre
eminence, but Paris did not lose its prestige.
Inevitably, though it might be unintention
ally, those who talked Latin to one another
in Paris learned more or less of the native
speech of Parisian citizens, when the mighty
stirring of the human mind, which
was at once cause and effect of the
conditions belonging to the modern era, took
place, men needed a language which was
common to at least a few people in each of
many nations. Latin wonld 'not serve the
turn, for no dead speech, however splendid,
could adequately express such living
thoughts as were there struggling for utter
ance in the heart and brain of the awakened
world. . " r- --
Under these circumstances the French
language became, of necessity, the language
of diplomacy, and, indeed, during a long
period, was also the language of art, science,
letters and refined social life. It is a law
of human nature that makes us cling to
customs after their reason has ceased to
exist. But even force of habit must yield
at length to force of necessity. English and
not French is and is to be the international
speech. Those diplomats at Berlin who are
talking to one another in English and not
in French are simply recognizing the fact
that they live in the nineteenth century
verging on the twentieth, and not in the
eighteenth or seventeenth.
The Way Lapland Preacher Prevent Their
Hearer From Sleeping.
New York Sun.l
An uptown preacher is troubled over the
somnolent habits of some of the members of
his church, who fall asleep in their pews
before he is half through with his sermon.
He has just given them a warning from
one of the stories told by Paul du Chaillu,
when he came here after traveling over
Lapland, When the traveler visited the
churches of the Laps, which are of the
Lutheran faith, he found that some queer
devices were adopted to keep the people
awake during the sermon.
The minister holds a large baton by his
side, and when he sees 'that his hearers are
falling asleep, he beats it noisily upon the
pulpit, while, at the same time, the sexton
seizes a long stick with which he pokes the
sleepers in the ribs as he walks around the
church. By these means the devout Laps
are kept awake under the preaching. The
New York clergyman told his hearers that
this was an excellent custom worthy of
adoption here, but thought that in at least
one church the preacher would have too
hard work in plying his baton, and that the
sexton would never get a rest from poking
his long stick into the sleepers' ribs.
A Price Too Loir and a Story Too Stiff for
the Policeman.
Arthur Sullivan, aged 17, and alleged
residence New Orleans, was arrested at 9
last night for trying to pawn a bay horse for
II at a shop corner of Smlthfield street and
Strawberry alley. He said be borrowed the
horso at a livery opposite the Union depot,
took it back and the liveryman refused to ac
cept it, saying the animal wasn't his. so Sul
livan didn't know what else to do but pawn It
for SL He's in Central station. The horse is
eating city hay.
A Choir Trouble.
Rev. W. R. Cowl denies that his resignation
as pastor of the Union A veil no M. P. Church',
in Allegheny, was due to the choir trouble. He
says he had personal reasons for his action.
Tbe choir was dismissed because tbe congrega
tion deemed it too expensive. It cost tfiu
church 650 per year.
Stephen Glrnrd's Birthday Anniversary.
PrrxLATJELPHlA, May 2a The one hundred
and thirty-ninth anniversary of the birth of
Stephen Glrard was observed to-dav with ap
propriate ceremonies in Glrard College by .the
Alumni Association, the instructors and the
Jiresent pupils. Many men prominent in pub
ic life were present, and many .speecne were
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We not only import but have manufac
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is impossible for us to buy, among which
are a choice line of Wash Dress Fabrics
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WeTnake everything a lady needs from a
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Note our Silk Suits, plain, colored, or
combination with Moire, ranging' from $12
to $15. Blacks plain in Gros Grain, Surahs,
Rhadames and Moire and combinations
with white from $15 to $85.
In stuffs we range from $5 to $50, includ
ing Fine French Woolens with borders,
combined with Silks and Velvets, also
Plaids, Stripes, Checks and designs a la
Francaise. The Accordion Skirts and Di
rectoire are prime favorites. Onr Lustres
are in all colors from Pink to Black..
The Ladies' Tea Gowns in elegant and
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array of novelties. Black Lace and Fish
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The cakes of Ivory Soap are so shaped that they may be used
entire for general purposes, or divided with a stout thread (as
illustrated) into two perfectly formed cakes for toilet use.
here are many white soaps, each represented to be ''just as good as thr7
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By marriage a West Virginia Woman Be
comes Her Father Aunt.
WKSTok W. VA, May 20. A novel and
quite singular marriage has just been brought
to light which was celebrated in New York
City April 30. Tho contracting parties reside
in Lewis and Harrison counties respectively,
and the disparity of their ages, as well as the
near relationship existing between them, has
occasioned no little amusement among friends.
The bridegroom is a wealthy old bachelor who
has seen not less than 75 summers, while the
bride is a handsome blonde of 23.
The gallant lover Is the great-uncle of bis
vnnthf nl snonse. and his marriage to her makes
'his wife the aunt of her father, the great-aunt
of her sisters and the aaugnter-in-iaw orner
father's grandfather. '
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What we can do for Misses and Children
is expressed in the fact that our stock con-"
,tains an elegant line of the same materials
as for ladies, and that we give particular at
tention to clothing the younger folks iust
as fashionably and elegantly" as their
elders. The White Suits in the juvenile
department comprise an extensive variety,
properly speaking, the largest in the city;
they run from $1 60 to $20 00.
In fancy Brussels Net and Cream Colored
Surahs we cannot be outdone; they range
from $6 to $17.
WRAP TALK Six hundred Black and
Colored Jackets, latest and most popular
styles, from $1 50 to $20. .-
Stockinettes, Broadcloths, Corkscrews,
Whip Cords and Wide Wales.
Ladies' Raglans, Ulsters and Connemaras;
just the things for travelers, in Stripe,
Plaids, Grays, Blues, Greens, Drabs ahd
fancy combination stripes cost frora $5 to
$18. Long Lace and Silk Wraps for old
ladies. Beaded Wraps, the $3 kind, for
?2 75. and a host of other things; in fact,'
we keep everything worth having, includ
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Children's Wraps possess all the man'-
fold good featnres of tbe older kinds, in
eluding Jackets, Gretchens, Ulster, New
markets and Connemaras.
The People's Store stands at the head in ,
this department of female attire; leading is '.
Styles, Materials, Fits and other attributes,
so dear to woman's heart, especially the low.
prices, which are convincing the public
more and more of its hold on the popular '
Fifth Avenue.
We Can't Afford
Why not? Because we are,
selling the best 'Boys' Cloth
ing we know how to make for
as little as we can.
We are putting all the(
value into the goods. , Ex
cept a small profit, it costs us
as much as we are asking for-
No room for extras! Not
It may seem a peculiar
policy to pursue, but we stick
at it all the year round. We
see no1 cause to depart from
it now because you are look
ing around to find the best
store to spend your money in.
The clothing is as peculiar
as the policy.
It is all-wool, made in unp
eopled styles, and the hand
somest materials we ever put
into Boys' Clothing. It'll,
please the mothers besides
pleasing the boys. (
What a pleasure it is to pa.
for what you want
& Brown,
Sixth street and Penn avenue.
See- our making, to measure'
this way: Nearly i,ooo styles?
of goqds. - t
B y a thorough knowleugeof the natural laws.
which govern the operations of digestion and
fine properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Epos
has provided our breakfast tables with a deli
cately flavored beverage which may save ujr
many heavy doctors' bills. Itisbythejudicious
use of such articles of dief that a constitution
may bo gradually built up until strong enough
to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds
of subtle maladies are floating around us ready ,
to attack wherever there is a weak point Wa
may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping our
selves well fortified with pure blood and a prop
erly nourished frame." Civil Service Gazette:
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