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THERE WAS ft HITCH,
The New League Men Adjourn
Till January 7.
LJA STOBMY MEETING HELD.
Uew Players' Contract Adopted and
the Salaries Well Fixed.
EIDGE'S OFFER TO CAL. M'CARTflY.
McCaffrey Willing to Fight the Marine on
H GEHIEAL 6P0BTLNG KEWS OP THE DAI
The convention of the Brotherhood
players came to an unexpected termination
yesterday. The hitch is not clearly ex
plained, bnt the meeting adjourned until
January 7. The backer of Joe Ridge
makes a definite offer for Ridge to meet Mc
Carthy at San Francisco.
New Yobk, November 7. The Baseball
flayers' League held another all-day session
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel to-day. The
boys do not turn up at the place of meeting
very early in the morning. They came
strolling into the hotel singly and in pairs,
in the most leisurely and aristocratic man
ner. In appearance they are a fine-looking,
well-dressed body of men. The business of
the day consisted In tearing the report of the
Committee on Players' Contracts and the ap
pointment of a committee on permanent organ
ization. After this business was disposed of a
committee on rules was to have been selected,
also a committee on schedule.
THE PLAYEBS SATISFIED.
The Committee on the Contract, alter work
Ing some 12 hours, presented their report at 2
o'clock and It was accepted. The new contract
calls for three years' service at an increase of
salary over what the men received in the Na
tional League. In fact, the players say they
got even more than they asked for. After this
the fight for officers began. Al Johnson, it is
said, would remain the President for
the time being, while John Morrill is spoken of
as the Permanent President. The fight for the
Secretaryship took up the whole afternoon.
Harry Wright and Frank Bruwell were the
only men mentioned for this position, and, if
anything, the latter had the call.
A ITEW AGREEMENT.
A new agreement has also been drawn up,
different from anything that has heretofore
been presented to the public. It is said to be a
model of its kind. It was drawn up under the
direction of able lawyers not connected with
The old rumor about large sums of money to
back the Brotherhood is still flying around, but
as yet no money is in sight. Still it is time
enough for that. It Is said that a telegram was
sent to Radbourne, of the Boston club, asking
how mncb stock lie would take. It wis under
stood that he had expressed a willingness to
take $3,000 worth. No answer was received to
the telegram. A telegram containing practi
cally the same question was also sent to Clark
Eon, bat it elicited no reply.
The four days' meeting came to an end at 6.30
o'clock. The election of Secretary was not ac
complished, althongh it was said that the fol
lowing vote was cast. Chicago. 2. Cleveland, 2;
Buffalo. 2: Pittsburg, 2; New York. 1, in favor
ofBrunnell. Harry Wncht got 2 votes from
Philadelphia, 2 from Boston and 1 from New
York, but as a two-thirds vote was needed to
elect, it was decided to lay over the election of
officers until the next meeting, which will take
place on January 7.
STO LIMIT FOB STOCK.
Judge Brown decided that permanent officers
could not be elected until the organization had
been incorporated. In the meanwhile Al John
son will act as President and John ard as
Secretary. The latter will receive all bids for
In spealdnc of the new agreement which has
been adopted, John Morrill said that there
would be an equal division of gate receipts be
tween the borne and visiting clubs. Each club
will be assessed 2,500 toward prizes. A dab is
not bound to the $20,000 limit, as in the first
agreement, and it can take all the stock it
wants. There will be no assistance by one club
to another, and every club will be compelled to
stand on its own footing. The moneys taken in
by each cluD will first go toward expenses,
after that the first 10 000 will go to the club
managers, the next S10.000 to the players, and
after that the money will be divided equally.
The following were anpointed a committee to
draw up a constitution and arrange all the
preliminaries of permanent organization:
Colonel McAlpin, John Addison, Henry Love,
Al Johnson and d Hanlon.
It IjooIss ilozy.
The Associated Press account says: The
players National League is still in embryo. The
meeting of the Brotherhood of ball players,
which has been in session at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel since Monday, adjourned to-night until
January 7, without making a permanent organ
ization of the new League.
The convention, after the short recess at 3 P.
3L, wa called to order with the purpose of
starting right out to establish the League and
choose its figureheads. That the proceedings
would not come to an end at nightfall was
not dreamt of,andwbentnedelegates appeared
and announced that an adjournment had been
taken until January those people in the hotel
corridors interested in the matter were the
least surprised. John Morrill bad been ap
pointed by the convention to give the news of
the proceedings to the press, but what be dealt
out was of such a vague character that the
gathering of the news entailed considerable
National Lencne Meeting.
On Monday the Board of Directors of the
National League of baseball clubs will meet at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel and on Wednesday
next the annual meeting of that organization
will be held. The Association meeting will
also be held on Wednesday. It is said bv some
who are well informed on National League
matters that no attention whatever will be
paid to the action of the Brotherhood, and that
business of the convention will be transacted
A Player for Boston.
Boston, November 7. The Boston Baseball
Club has signed P. J. Donovan, late of the
London. Ontario, club, for the season of 1S90."
onovan is a powerful batter, a remarkably
ine outfielder and a fast base-runner, with but
!ew equals in running to first base.
Clifton Entriea for To-Day.
rSFCIAl. TZXEGBUI TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Net Tokk, November 7. The card at
Clifton race track for to-morrow is:
First race, one and one-sixteenth miles She
110, Belwood 112, Philip D 102, Woodburn 101,
King Idle 102, Hairspring 93.
Second race, seven and one-half fnrlonrs Eleve
IK. Lancaster 122. J-ongstride lis, Easterbrook
116, beatlck IIS, El Trinidad US, Bed Lear lit,
Mattle Liooram 113; Fat Moran 113, lop Sawyer
Third race, three-qnarters of a mlle-Bralt 1:
f oung Duke 145, Autocrat 138, Hun toon 122, sallle
Harper I2U. Maggie K 12), bcnliment 118.
Fourth race, one and one-elfrhth miles, handi
capJennie McKarland 110 pounds. Brian ltoru
110, Frank Ward 109, Jtasson 107, Specialty 100,
Fifth race, six and one-hair furlongs, selling
Davis 111, 1 oung Duke 110, bwlfl lis. Lapnltn 102,
"tan lOiWildcherry 102, Mary T 99, Prince Edward
97, Theora W.
( Sixth race, one mlle-Lantte 112, Vigilant 112.
Van 112, Unit 112, St. John 112, Swift 109, Eleve
A Man for Corcoran.
A local sporting man called at this office
yesterday and left the following challenge: "I
have a man whom I will match against Billy
Corcoran to fight for $50 or more a side, under
any rules. My man weighs 129 pounds and is
working every day. If Corcoran is as anxious
for a fieht as be claims to be. here is a chance
for him. I am ready to meet him at The
Dispatch office and make a match at any
Two Record Breaker.
Chicago, November 7. Ontario, a bay horse
owned by S. B. Howland, of Mount Morris, N
Y., and Roseberry. a dun horse, the property
of Morehouse & Pepper, of Toronto, Canada,
beat the record at high jumping last nigbtat the
American horse show, and the distance cleared
by each was the same. 6 feet 10 inches. The
revious record was 6 feet 9k inches, made at
io Nor York show.
ASHTON KNOCKED OUT.
Godfrey, the Die Colored FarflUt, Defeats
Him Easily Itenlly Beaten In tbo
First Round The Talent Bet
on the Wrong- Blnn.
BpsTOK, November 7. At the Parnell Ath
letic Club rooms to-night Jack Ashton of
Providence, and George Godfrey, the colored
heavy weight pugilist of Boston, faced each
other for 14 rounds, the contest resulting in a
knock out for Godfrey. Ashton was seconded
by Billy Madden and Steve McMangh, while
Godfrey's seconds were Frank S eele and
Frank Carroll, with Jere Dunn, of New York,
referee. There were many sporting men in
attendance from Providence, who wagered
their money freely on Ashton at odds of $100
to 60, and the result of the contest was a big'
surprise to them, as well as to everybody else.
The men were in good condition, and Ashton
was looked upon as a sure winner before the
After the first round, however, Godfrey stock
rose in value and it became painfnlly evident
that Asbton was over matched. Godfrey got
in a terrific right band blow on Ashton's cheek
bone in the first round, which seemed to daze
the latter, and he did not appear to recover
from its effect durine the whole contest. In
fact after the first round Ashton was practi
cally out of it. In the second ronnd Godfrey
planted another blow over Ashton's left eye
while Ashton tried In vain to return the com
pliment. In the third round Ashton rushed
the fighting bnt Godfrey parried his body blows
and repeatedly sent in his right and left on
Ashton's face. In the fourth, fifth and
sixth ronnds Ashton was kept bnsy de
fending himself from Godfrey's sledgehammer
blows, which songht Ashton's face and neck
with telling effect. Ashton's blows seemed to
annoy Godfrey but little. They were directed
mainly at the latter's stomach, although God
frey received one stinger between the eyes in
the sixth ronnd. In the seventh ronnd Ashton
was caught with a heavy left-hand blow on the
right jaw and went to the floor. From the
eighth to the thirteenth round Godfrey led at
all points, clearly showing his superiority over
Ashton. His blows rained upon Ashton's face
and neck,while Ashton kept continually raising
his elbow and bis knee to ward them off. Asb
ton was unable to get In but three telling blows
upon Godfrey during the entire contest.
In the fourteenth round Ashton came up
plnckily, but apparently dazed, and his blows
went wide of their mark. At last Godfrey suc
ceeded in landing a powerful blow under Ash
ton's left jaw that brought him to the floor a
beaten man. Ashton made a game fight
throughout and showed considerable science,
bnt be was clearly no match for Godfrey, who
finished In excellent form and showing scarcely
By the terms of the match Godfrey receives
a cup vainea at SL,vw, ana Asnton a szuuiropny.
At the conclusion of the contest Godfrey was
challenged by Joe Lannon, the well-known
heavy weight of Boston.
THEY WANT M'CARTHT.
Definite Offers to DIntch RIdse to Fight the
The local backers of Joe Ridge have decided
to give him a try against Cal McCarthy, the
champion featherweight. One of Ridge's
backers said yesterday:
"We make two propositions to McCarthy.
One is that Ridge will box him 20 rounds with
soft gloves in any hall that we can agree upon
for 65 and 33 per cent of the receipts. A stake,
I presume will not be allowed, bnt we are pre
pared to put np a stake If so desired. The
second proposition is that we will at once for
ward a forfeit of 500 to the California Athletic
Club and fight tbeie for a substantial stake If
the club is willing to add a satisfactory amount
to our stake. These nropositions are made in
food faith. We. however, want both men to
ghtat 112 or 111 pounds each. I think these
are fair propositions and ought to be accepta
ble to McCarthy."
The backer of Ridge jnst quoted will to-day
or to-morrow write President Fulda, of the
California Athletic Club, asking what induce
ment the club will offer for a battle to a finish
between Ridge and McCarthy. Ridge at pres
ent Is in excellent condition, and could get
down to the weight mentioned without much
trouble. He prefers to fight under prize ring
rules, but is willing to tackle McCarthy under
the rules of the California Club. It is likely,
therefore, that a meeting will take place be
tween these two featherweights. At present it
looks as everything depends on the offer that
the clnb named will make. McCarthy's repu
tation is certainly among the best, and tbe de
sire ot Ridge's backers to put up 1,000 or $1,500
for their man shows that they think him at
least as good as the Eastern champion.
DOMINICK IS WILLING.
He Is Prepared to Meet the Marine Under
A few days ago The Dispatch stated that
Dominick McCaffrey was inclined to enter the
middle weight class of pugilists and fight the
Marine. Dominick now states plainly that bis
inclinations are in that direction, providing the
inducements are sufficiently strong. He says:
"The return from my business is more satis
factory than that from tbe prize ring; still, if
a sufficient inducement were offered I would not
hesitate to meet the Marine." replied Dora. "I
have bested Mitchell, held my own with Sulli
van, chased Denipsey aronnd the stage for ten
rounds, and I think it would not be an injudi
cious thing to arrange a go between myself and
LaBlanche. However, it all depends upon the
IN THE MOD.
The Favorites Get Badly Left nt the Nash
Nashville, Tenn., November 7. An all
morniug ram, a cold afternoon and a threaten
ing sky kept a large part ot tbe usual crowd
away from the track to-day. Running was
heavy, and the favorites were lost in the mud.
Starting was very good, however, and the sport
was over before 4 o'clock.
First race, pnrse, for maiden 3-year-olds and up
ward, six furlongs Klval won by two lengths.
Germanic second, six lengths In front or War Peac
third. Time, 1:194.
Second race, selling, for 3-year-olds and upward,
allowances, seven furlongs Pell Mell won by
three-qnarters of a length Somerset second, ten
lengths in rrontorBonnle King third, lime. 1.35.
Third race, pnrse. free handicap, fifteen-sixteenths
of a mile Billy Plnkerton won by a length
and a hair, hevada second, two lengths In front
of Cashier third. Time. l:Jf.
Fourth race purse, free handicap, for 2-year-olds,
Milton won bv Ave lengths. Annell second, hair
length in front ofCecll B third. Time. 1:20J(.
Fifth race, selling purse, allowances, five fnr-longb-
King Boxbnry won by seven lengths. En
terprise second, three lengths in front ofBanbor
third. Time, 1.06.
Sixth race, same conditions and distance as In
the fifth Governor won by five lengths. Nettle
Kent second, three lencths In front of Haram
bonre third. Time, 1 01U..
1SOLAN AND M'CARTHY MATCHED,
And McCaffrey Wonld Meet the Marino for a
rSFSClU. TILED HIM TO TBE DISFATCB.l
New York, November 7. Cal McCarthy, the
114-pound champion, and Mike Nolan, the Irish
lad. met with their backers at the office of an
athletic gentleman this afternoon, it was ar
ranged for the pair to meet within five weeks
for a stake and purse of $300: Skin gloves are
to be used, and the fight is to be to a finish for
the 114 pound championship of the world.
Dominick McCaffrey, the middle-weight
pugilist, was met by a reporter of The Dis
patch, and was asked whether or not be
wonld meet George La Blanche, the Marine, at
California. "I wonld meet La Blanche before
tbe California clnb If a suitable inducement
was offered. I would have to sell out my sa
loon if I were to make a match, because a man
cannot drink with people in his saloon and
fight too," answered Dominick.
CAoE'S PUB CHASE.
Ser'a Owner Bays Eehora.
86,100 nt Chicago.
Chicago. November 7. The biggest sale of
the auction horse show was made to-day when
Eehora, by Echo, was sold to J, L Case, the
owner of Jay Eye See for $6,100. Eehora is a
17-vear-old mare and is tbe dam of Direct.
Sister Marguerita. aged 2 years, by Director,
was disposed of to W. J. White, of ( leveland,
O.; California Bird by California, was sold to S.
D. Patterson for $7.2; Captain Jinks by Dr.
Herr, to H. Ball for $330: Whitney by Black
Chief, to W. A. Wiles for $760: Eli M by Allen
Goldsmith, to G. Wiles for $500, andMaricous
by Scott's Mambrino, to C A. Stewart, of Chi
cago, for $230.
Entries nt Elizabeth.
JSFECIJU. TELEGRAM To THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, November 7. The following are
tbe entries at Elizabeth for to-morrow:
First race, sweepstakes of 10 each with 1500
added, six furlongs Little Mlnch 115, Brown
Charlie lit. Ban Cloche lit. Cracksman 107. Ore
gon 107, Tipstaff IC7. Bohemian lot, Ellis 99.
Second race, handicap sweepstakes or (10 each
with S5U0 added, mile and a rurlong King Crab 122,
La von la Belle 114, Brussels MS. Kaloolah 105,
Golden Keel 102. Barrister loo, Vosbnrg 100.
Third race, handicap sweepitikes of (10 each
with (300 added, tor 2-year-olds, six furlongs
Tnlla Blackburn 112, LlsinomyllO. Mary Buckley
colt 10a Sir William 100, Alarm Bell 93. Elkhorn
93, Spaniard 93.
Fourth race, sweepstakes of (10 each, with (500
added, for 2-year-olds, six furlongs-MeridenilS,
blrondes 119, Vardee 1U Arab 108, Glory 107.
Firth race, selling, sweepstakes or tio each, with
(510 added, for 2-year-olds, six furlongs Sam
Mnn.tl1 t-AnA 111 flwll H.mIm 1HQ Ua. Allw
106, sophist 101, Gunwad 101, uregano 9s. I
sixth race, sweepstake of tuj each, with fgooj
added, one and one-sixteenth miles-Bell wood 117,
Taragon 117. J A B 133. Castaway 103, Guy U ray 93.
BAD FOB. THE BOOKIES.
Another Tennessee Conn Deeldea Against
the Pool-Selling Law.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Nashville, Tenn., November 7. Judge
Ridley, of the Criminal Court of Davidson
county, to-day decided that the clause in the
revenue bill passed by the General Assembly at
Its recent session, fixing a license forthe selling
of pools and book betting, was unconstitu
tional. The Judge then found three proprie
tors of local poolrooms guilty of violation of
the law prohibiting the selling of pools and the
makme of book bets on races run on tracks
outside of tbe State, and assessed a fine of $50
and costs. An appeal from this decision was
taken by tbe defendants, who will carry the
case to the Supreme Court, which meets In this
citv next month.
This is tbe second judicial decision on this
question. Tbe law against pool selling and
book betting was passed two years ago, and
tbe defendants claim that the Legislature, bv
inserting a clause in the revenue bill, repealed
Elizabeth,.'. J November 7. First race, one
mile Martin Knssell won, Stockton second, Cast
away II third. Time 1:47.
Second race, six furlongs Robespierre won,
Cortland second. Pilgrim third. Time l:173f.
Third race, six furlongs-Belle D'Or won,
Winona second, Bohemian third. TlmelU7Jf.
Fourth race, one and one-quarter miles Hun
tress won, Larchmont second, Connemara third.
Firth race, five and one-half furlongs Fordham
won. Express second. Radiant third. Time 1:10X.
Sixth race, seven and one-half furlongs Kasson
won. Deception second, Annie M third. Tune
Glasscock With the Brotherhood.
1BPICTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Wheeling, November 7. Jack Glasscock
denounced to-day as a tissue of falsehoods tbe
telegram sent oat from Indianapolis yesterday,
in which Jack is represented as playing queer
with tbe Brotherhood. He says an attempt is
being made to find a weak point in tbe ranks of
the players by circulating all sorts of reports
concerning them individually.
Soke of the "stars" may call a halt yet In the
It looks as if it was not all plain sailing with
The great question is: What was the hitch at
tbe Brotherhood meeting yesterday 7
The Brotherhood evidently expects to have
plenty of money from which to pay big salaries.
Wokpek if Dunlap and a few others will get
bigger salaries next year than they have been
G. B. As all the games were not played off,
one being a tie, the bet is certainly a draw. A
bad ont tbe three winners, and he might have
bad the required three had the game been
The final deposit in the Priddy-Mcclelland
race is due at this office to-morrow evening.
Tbe parties interested would confer a favor if
they would put the money up between the
hours of 4 and S o'clock in the afternoon.
The Randall Club's Welcome to the Dis
The .'Randall :Club tendered R. H.
Johnston, District Attorney-elect, a recep
tion last night. Colonel John "W. Echols
welcomed Mr. Johnston in behalf of the
club, and Mr. Johnston responded very
nicely. 'Squire Herman Handel, Postmas
ter Larkin and T. O'Leary, Jr., also spoke
At the business meeting of the club 15
new members were elected and 9 applicants
presented. President Fleming was directed
to send congratulations to all the Demo
cratic Governors elected on Tuesday. It
was decided that the club would attend the
inauguration of Governor-elect Campbell,
of Ohio. The following nominations for
offices in the club were made:
President, Frank J. Weixel; Vice Presidents
(three to elect), John E. McCrickart, Herman
Handel, T. O'Leary, Jr., W. X. Barckley, Fred
Gwinner, Sr., W. J. Brenneu, Colonel John W.
Echols, C. F. McKenha, Esq., S. W. Black,
D. O. Barr, B. McKenna, A. F. Keating,
Frank C. Osborne, John C. Robinson: Record
ing Secretary, W. J. Curran, Thomas B. Foley,
O. K. Gardner, Edward Sussman, John O'Con
nor; Treasurer, H. T. Morris; Corresponding
Secretary, John J. O'Leary; Trustees (seven to
elect), D. C. Cowley, Alex Wilson, Ueorge
Donnell, W. A. McCaffrey, J. J. Kane, P. J.
McNulty, D. McWilliams, Jos Rourke, L.
Cella, 3. 3. Wallace, A. Frauenheim. Ji s.
Cuneo, J. W. Wallace, T. J. Wallace, T.
O'Leary, Jr., J. J. McKenna, Edward Sussman,
J. C. Robinson, Jos. G. Vilsack, R E. Arons,
H. L. Alland, L. A. Mellon, John A. Mo
Cracken, J. J. Fletcher, Hon. John O'Neil,
John E. McCrickart, B. J. Foley, W. J. Weixel
and A. Mamaux.
A SEW SITE REPORTED.
The Allegheny Electric Plant Slay at Last
Secnre a Location.
The joint committee of the Gas and City
Property Committees, of Allegheny, who
have the question of a site for the new elec
tric plant before them, met last night The
sub-committee reported a site on Braddock
street and Oak alley, near the Irwin avenue
The new site is 75x167 feet, and can be
purchased for 515,000. This property, the
sub-committee thought, was in every way
available. The report of the sub-committee
was adopted, and an ordinance for the pur
chase ordered printed for Councils. It was
also decided to call a special meeting of
Common Council for next Monday.
KICKED IN THE FACE.
One of the Rongh Experiences Police
ceri Have to Undergo.
Martin Thornton and three other men
were loitering around the corner of Liberty
street and Strawberry alley yesterday after
noon, and when told to move on bv Officer
Joseph Ketter threatened to do him np.
Ketter arrested Thornton, who fought him
ail over the street before the wagon arrived.
After he was in the wagon and belore it
started off Thornton jumped up, and run
ning to the rear of the vehicle kicked the
officer in the face, cutting a gash clear
through his lower lip.
Caibollc Congress at Baltimore.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets every day until Nov
ember to Washington, D. C, at rate of
$8 00 for the round trip, tickets good to re
turn until November 16, inclusive, with
stop over privilege in Baltimore in either
direction within the limit. There will be
a Pullman Parlor car on train leaving
Union Station at 80 A. M. Saturday, No
vember 9, to be run through to Baltimore
without change. Sleeping cars and day
coaches on night trains through without
change. Secure your seats and berths at
offices, Union Station and 110 Fifth avenue.
Nosv Is the Time
Ton can own a handsome overcoat, manu
factured from imported chinchilla, English
kersey or stylish cheviot, cut also in ulsters
and box coats, well made and trimmed, with
express regard for wear, such as are usually
sold for $23, at the bargain price of $11,
eleven dollars, to-day. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond fits., opp. the new
Solid Gold Filled Watches,
Elgin or "Waltham make, gents' size, $18;
lady's size, 515; watch clubs charge $32 and
$36 lor the same watches; also special bar
gains this week in silverware and fine
mantel clocks, at Hauch's, No. 2tJ5 Pi th
ave. Established 1853. WFSn
Ladies so Get our prices before pur
chasing jackets, newmarkets or wraps,
tnisseB cloaks, dresses and infants' wear.
Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
THE.Baeprerleia Brewing Co.'sbeeris
pure, sparkling, palatable, invigorating and
healthful. Telephone 1018. mwp
Don't let whisky get the best of yon, but
get the best Of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 60 per fnll quart. For sale
everywhere. Ask for it, uwv
A startling bargain 50-inch broadcloths,
choice staple colors, 75 cts. a yard.
Booos & Buhl.
Fine watches a specialty, low prices a
certainty, at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave.
THE NOOSE IN SIGHT.
Damaging Testimony Against Some
of tbe Cronin Suspects.
THAT YEEI STRANGE COHTEACT,
Which Was Used to Decoy the Doctor to His
THE QUILT OF O'SULLITAN AND KUKZE,
As Well as That of Detectire Conghlln, Beems Pretty
A number of witnesses were examined in
the Cronin trial yesterday, and some of the
testimony elicited was decidedly import
ant. O'Sullivan and Kunze, in particular,
were implicated in the plot to murder.
Some questions of the defense were ruled
out by the Court.
Chicago, November 7. Probably more
actual testimony was given in the Cronin
trial to-day than at any previous session.
Coroner Hertz told of the condition of the
famous cottage when he took charge of the
case, and William Mertes, the milkman,
identified Coughlin and Kunze as tbe two
men he saw enter the cottage on the evening
Dr. Cronin was murdered. The attorneys
for the defense succeeded in confusing him
somewhat upon cross-examination.
Assistant Superintendent Frank Murray,
of the Pinkerton agency, was called, and
said that on the afternoon of the day after
Dr. Cronin disappeared, Mr. Conklin, with
whom Dr. Cronin lived, employed the
agency in the case. The witness went to
O'Sullivan's house and had a talk with
him. O'Sullivan denied that he had sent
anyone with his card to Dr. Cronin the
night before, and related the story of his en
gaging Dr. Cronin to attend his men sub
stantially as it has been told heretofore.
AN IMPOETANT WITNESS.
After the noon recess tbe first witness was
ex-Police Captain Michael J. Schaack. He
testified as follows in regard to a conversa
tion which he held with Patrick O'Sullivan
on May 28:
Q. State what that conversation was.
A. At tbat conversation I asked him how
long be had known Dr. Cronin. He said he
had known Dim for six or seven years. I asked
wbere be made bis acquaintance. He told me
then at Cook's Hall.SOl and 503 Lincoln avenue.
He also said tbat that was tbe first time tbat
he sDoke to tbe doctor. There was a meeting
held by the Washington Literary Club known
as the Irish National Brotherhood.
Q, At what time did bo say he made his ac
quaintance to speak to him T
A. That was abont two weeks before tbe
spring election. That would bring it tbe latter
part of last March.
Q. What further was said about that?
A. Tbat there was a meeting there of tbat
society, and tbat he went to visit there. He
said that he came late, and when be got there
he found somebody at tbe door. And Inside be
bad to give a rap and password in order to get
in. When be got In he found Dr. Cronin in
there, and tbe doctor was then
MAKING A SPEECH
or giving instructions abont the order. He
was in there then until it was over, about 10
o'clock. And after it was over be said that
Justice Slahoney, of Lakeview, introduced tbe
doctor to him (O'Sullivan). They went and
had a drink, and then parted.
Q. Who went and took a drinkT
A. O'Sullivan, tbe Doctor and Mahoney.
Probably others, but they were together.
Q. Who made that statement?
Q. In the interview on the 28th that you speak
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What further do you recall of the conver
A Then 1 asked O'Snllivan how many mem
bers there were present at tbe meeting. He
hesitated at first, and finally he said there were
12 or 15. I asked him the names of the members
present, and he told me it was against the rules
of the society or club to give the names of any
members present at any meeting. I asked him
what was the purpose of Irish Nationalists
what was the purpose of it, and be said that it
was held for tbe benefit of tbe poor in Ireland,
that the purpose of the Irish Nationalists or
the Literary Society Was for the benefit of
the poor In Ireland.
Q. Who said that?
NOTHING TO CONCEAL.
A. I told him then tbat if that was all, and it
was as harmless as that, tben I wanted to know
the members: the names of the people present
at tbat meeting.
Q. Tbat was tbe meeting at Cook's Hall?
A. Yes, sir; that was before tbe election, and
he said then tbat he had taken an oath not to
tell any member who belonged to tbat society.
I told him then that it mnstbea damnable
society if he dare not give away the man that
belonged to It.
Mr. Wing I object, and move to exclude that
The Court I will state to tbe jury that they
are not to consider that at all in any respect as
relating to this case.
Q, What did be reply, CaptainT
A. He told me to give him time to think it
over; that bo would see somebody else first be
fore he would tell. The witness then went
over tbe old story, as told him by O'Sullivan,
of the contract with Cronin abont attending
O'Sullivan's icemen. O'SuKivan admitted that
he baa never had an accident to one of his
men, and the Captain's remark to him tbat it
was unreasonable, under such circumstances,
he should pay $o0 for the ice season, which, he
said, were the terms agreed on. O'Sullivan,
however, the Captain said. Insisted that be
thought it was a good thing to do. Captain
Scbaack continued that at this same interview
O'Sullivan admitted, after some hesitation,
tbat Conghlln telephoned to him in April, but
saia it was aDouc getting ice. xie at nrst de
nied that he bad telephoned to Coughlin, but
subsequently admitted that he had talked to
Coughlin about Kunze.
THAT BLOODY TETJNK.
The witness identified tbe trunk as the
one seen by him at the Lakeview station.
He took some of the blood saturated cotton
in it and took it to a chemist for analysis.
He also identified the lock and key hereto
fore shown as belonging with the trunk.
The witness then said that in his testimony
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tta tu uia wt& vvitu s uuiuiau ud usu lor-
gotten something, and he proceeded 'as fol
lows : ,
I asked him where he was on the 4tb of May,
and be said be was on the ice wagon all day. I
asked him what time he came noma in the
evening. He said about 7 or 7.30 o'clock, and
he said tben that be had his supper and went
to bed abont 8 or 8.3J o'clock; and about 9 or
9.30 o'clock some of the men came home, and
be got up to let them in and then went
back to bed again. I asked him if he was posi
tive he was not away from his bouse that
night. He said that he was positive he was
not; tbat be .was in the house all evening.
After he was in tbe jail here abont a day or so
he Kent for me and I came down to see him, and
to find out what he wanted, and he told me
tben that he had forgotten to tell me that ho
was out of the house that night. He said he
was in tbe rear of tbe shed, but no farther.
BEEN TOGETHER BEPOBE.
"Witness said he had known that Coughlin
and Kunze were working, together before
O'Sullivan mentioned Kunze's name. They
were working together without witness' con
sent It was in connection with ferreting
out an attempt to blowupLynch's distillery
with dynamite. It was in relation to a
horse O'Snllivan said that he wanted to ask
Coughlin concerning Kunze. Coughlin and
Kunze went to Peoria about tbe beginning of
the year. Kunze said he saw the man who
threw the bomb at Lynch's distillery, and
it was to catch him, they said, that they
went to Peoria.
The next witness was George "W. Hub
bard, Chief of Police of the city of Chi
cago. He testified to taking possession of
the bloody trunk as soon as the coroner had
exhibited it to tbe jury and that he bad put
it in charge of the custodian of property.
Subsequently it was taken belore the grand
jury, and analytical chemists representing
the State were allowed to take specimens ot
tbe cotton and blood stains from it. The
witness then identified the trunk, the pail
and the lock and key. He also identified
Burke as the man brought from "Winnipeg
under his supervision.
ACQUAINTED WITH COUGHLIN.
On cross-examination this passage oc
curred: 0 How long had you been acquainted with
Dan Couehlin cersonal v so as to know when
: you aair himT
A. I've known him when Pve seen him for
two or three years, bnt was never personally
acquainted with him.
Q. When did ynu say he was put under ar
rest? A I think it was the 25th or 28th of May.
Q. Was he kept in charge of"officers some
time before he was actually, arrested, before
tbe warrant was actually served upon him?
A. No, sir, he was locked np; 1 examined
him once or twice before be was taken in
Q. As tbe head of the police department of
A. Yes, sir.
Q, Was the examination reduced to writing?
A. Tbe last Interview was.
0 Do you remember tbat last Interview
A, Ob, I remember some portions of it.
Q. State tbat to the jnry, please.
jir. uongeuecKer i. ooject.
Tbe Court That Is not cross-examination,
and even if they did not object to it I would
not allow yon to proceed in tbat way.
A BULING OP THE COUBT.
Q. When was this conversation that you say
you conducted as head of the police depart
ment? Tbe Court His examination in chief was
simply confined to his having seen Burke in
jail at Winnipeg, and tbe identification of the
trunk and lock; further than that I won't per
mit tbe cross-examination.
Mr. Wing I would like to ask a question or
two to get tbe ruling of your Honor.
The Court My ruling Is general; I will con
fine you to the topics for which he was ex
amined in chief.
Q. I will ask you if my client. Dan Coughlin.
was not brought before you as the head of the
Police Department of this city, and interviewed
by you in reference to this case?
Mr. Miller Your Honor has passed upon that
question I think.
Mr. Longeneeker That Is objected to.
The Court The objection is over-ruled, and
you are allowed an exception if you want it.
Q, I wish to ask ono further question.
Didn't Dan Coughlin then and there give to
you, Chief of Police of this city
The Court (interrupting) I cannot even per
mit tbe question.
A DIOUSTED ATTOBNEY.
Mr. Wing It Is idle, then, to ask further
The Court There has not been a word upon
tbe examination in chief about Dau Conghlln.
The next witness was Actio? CaDtain
Herman Schuettle of the police. His testi
monv trenched on no new ground, being
confined to a narration of his visits to the
Carlson cottage, a description of its appear
ance, identification of the trunk, key, etc.,
until a section of the flooring of the Carl
son cottage was exhibited, when the exam
ination proceeded as follows:
Q. Did you ever see thhrbefore? (bandingthe
witness tbe board containing the prints in
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Wbere did you see it first?
A. First at the bedroom of the Carlson cot
tage. Q. Where did you nextsee it?
A. When it was given to me by Officer Calve
lege. Q. Btate now whether those footprints were
on that floor at the time vou saw it in the Carl
A. l'es, sir.
Q. How is that in color as compared with the
paint in the front room?
A Tbe footprints, to tbe best 'of my knowl
edge, are tbe same as the painting in the parlor
of tbe Carlson cottage.
THE "WHOLE FLOOKING.
Q Did you take out any of the flooring in
A I did not, sir.
Q. Have you In your possession any of it?
A Yes, sir; I have the whole flooring of the
Q Have you now in your possession at tbe
station any lumber?
A. I have, sir.
Q With any footprints on It?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Wbere did you get that?
A. From Captain Wing.
Q. Did you see tbat before you got it from
Captain Wing anywhere?
A. 1 did.
A. At tbe Carlson cottage.
Q. Where have you that now?
A At East Chicago avenue station,locked up
in my private room.
Q Did you see any shutters there. Outside
A. I did.
Q. Did you take any shutter off from there?
A. I did.
Q. What was on tbe shutters, if anything?
A There were finger marks of paint.
Q, What color?
A A kind of a darkish yellow the same color
as the footprints identical to the best of my
Q. Did you see that shutter while on the cot
tage? A, Yes, sir.
Q. Did you see these same marks on it there?
A. I did.
The witness was being cross-examined
when the court adjourned till to-morrow.
FOE THE MECHANICS' PARADE.
A Meeting to be Held To-Morrow Night to
Decide Upon It.
The General Committee appointed to
make arrangements for the American
Mechanics' parade on February 22, 1890,
will meet to-morrow evening in the Moor
head building. It is probable the commit
tee will experience some little difficulty in
deciding upon a route this year. The
Southside made an effort to get the parade
last year and failed. This year they will
try again. They will be met by Allegheny,
however, where the parade is wanted on the
occasion of the laying ot the corner stone of
the Washington monument. The parade
has gone to Allegheny the past two years.
It is wanted over there this year and it will
be wanted the following year, when the
monument is nnveiled. The Southside has
had the parade once in six years, and the
various Councils on that side of the river
will make a combined effort to get the
coming one oyer there.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incident of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Kendlne.
The Committee on Streets and Sewers, of
Allegheny, met last night and recommended
tbat Councils pass an ordinance for the repav
ing of the streets about the new Carnegie
Library building. The committee recommended
that East Diamond street be paved with Sicil
ian asphalt, and Federal and Ohio streets with
Michael Polnoskt, a Polish peddler on
the Hill, bad a fight yesterday with a colored
employe. Thednsky son of the South struck
his master a left bander that precipitated him
into tbe street, iractnring bis collar bone.
While tbe tight was going on the horses went
jogging along regardless of the melee In the
THE Booth and Bright Dramatic Company,
of tbe P. O. S. of A, are going to give a per
formance next Thursday for the benefit of the
sick members: The entertainment will take
place at the Allegheny Masonic Hall, under
auspices of the Washington Camp 388. Dancirg
will be Indulged in after tbe play.
The husband of the woman who was ar
rested on Wood street, drunk, and having her
infant and two other children with her, yester
day afternoon, came to the Central station last
nicbt and took his wife and children home.
He is an industrious mill worker from Woods'
Jacob and Kate Hasley had a hearing last
nigl't before Mayor Pearson, ot Allegheny, on
a charge of selling liqnor without a license.
The Information was made by Chief Kirschler.
Both defendants were held in S1.000 ball for
trial at court.
W. E. STACKHOUSE, of New Brighton, gave
bail for a hearing next Wednesday before Al
derman O'DonnelL The charge was preferred
by Walter Horning t Co., who allege that
Stackhouse defrauued them out of considera
AN alarm of fire was sent in from box 134
shortly after 8 o'clock last evening for a slight
blaze in the second story of Mrs. Bnrkhardt's
restaurant. No. 1109 Carson street. The amount
of damage done was trifling;
Mbs. Mabtha Gunnikq made an informa
tion before Alderman Bell; yesterday, charging
Miss Polly Brown with the larceny of a lot of
wearing apparel from her bouse. Miss Brown
THE Young .People's Society of Christian
Endeavor of tbe Bandusky Street Baptist
Church, Allegheny, will this evening give an
oyster supper in the church parlors.
John Robinson, a beater in the National
rolling mills, was crushed about tbe thigh and
abdomen yesterday, by several tons of iron fall
ing on him.
The High School Committee of tbe Central
Board of Education, will meet this evening to
elect an additional teacher.
"WHAT drink is the most healthful anqre
fresbing? F. &Y.'a Pittsburg beer, J&ll
THE KING IS DEAD,
And Now Virginia Bepnblicana Are
in Search of a Successor
WHO CAN LEAD THEM TO YICT0EY.
Hard to Find a Man Who Has Not Aroused
Too Much Lnmitv.
WHY HANI NEGE0ES REFUSED TO TOTE.
Democrats Hustling to Preserve
the Good Feeling
" Virginia Bepublicans are looking about
for a leader. The impracticabilities at
tached to all who have been mentioned to
succeed Mahone are being openly canvassed.
Virginia Democrats propose to continue the
pleasant relations formed with the colored
voters of the State in the late campaign.
rspxciu. tsleokjIM to the disfatcti.i
Richmond, Va., November 7. The im
minent move in Virginia politics is the atti
tude of the kicking Bepublicans. S. M.
Yost, the editor of the Staunton Valley Vir
ginian, ex-Governor Cameron, John S.
"Wise, ex-Senator Biddieberger, ex-Senator
John f Lewis are the most prominent-men
in tbe kick against Mahone. A conference
of these Bepublicans is to be held at an
early day. Mr. Tost, on being asked what
the kickers would now do, said to-day that
they would take measures to put themselves
in line with the National party, and to assist
As to the forthcoming meeting, the first
point that will have to be decided will be
the recognition of a leader. These straight
out Bepublicans have had such a dose of
Mahone bossism that they will he very
chary as to whom they will select. John S.
"Wise, for instance, will not be accorded the
lead, ashe had antagonized several of the
Bepublicans by his adherence to Mahone
after they had left him.
Just who will have the place cannot be
foreseen. Ex-Governor Cameron will prob
ably be most talked of, but he and "Wise and
Biddieberger belong to the new issue Be
publicans, that is, tbey were of the number
whose Republicanism went through the
caterpillar state of Re-adjuster Democrat,
then Re-adjuster, then Republican, because
Arthur was for Mahone, and finally became
full-blown Bepublicans. On the other
hand, ex-Senator Lewis, Mr. Yost, and
others of that stripe belong to the old-line
Bepublicans. The keeping of these two
elements together will require considerable
Then, it is growing more apparent as the
news comes from the black districts, that
many of the negroes, either from persua
sions and entreaties of the Democrats, or
from disgust at the personal standing of the
Bepublicans, either voted with the Demo
crats or did not go to the polls. "When
John M. Langston, the most prominent
member of their race educated them up to
Believing that Mahone was their worst
enemy, and then two days before the elec
tion knuckled to Mahone and began to
shriek to them to vote for Mahone, the re
sult was that many would not vote at all,
while others secretly voted the Democratic
A significant fact.
The most significant fact connected with
this election has been the vast degree of
good feeling between the white Democrats
qnd negroes. A determined effort was made
to get the blacks, by kindness especially, to
induce them to stay away from the polls if
they were unwilling to vote against tbe Be
publican ticket. The result of this policy is
manifest in the increased good feeling be
tween the races. The Democrats propose to
show their appreciation of this. To-day
leading citizens of Amelia county are in
Bichmond purchasing supplies for a monster
barbecue to be given by the farmers of
Amelia to the negroes of the connty, though
that is one of the lew counties that went lor
Mahone. It is in the black belt. This
barbecue is to be the commencement of a
similar series to be given by the whites to
the negroes all throughout the black belt.
At midnight to-night unofficial returns
from every connty in the State except seven
show a Democratic majority of 42,715. The
House stands 79 Democrats, 14 Bepublicans
and 7 doubtful. The Senate stands 29 Dem
ocrats, 9 Bepublicans and oue doubtful.
This is the smallest representation the Re
publicans have had in the Legislature in
the history of the State.
STILL T0IIKG DOWN MAEONE.
Ex-Governor Cameron Thinks the Returns
Will be Significant.
rsricxir. teleobaii to tub dispatC.1
Petersbueo, Va., November 7. The
returns that are coming from the interior of
the State give the Democratic State ticket
large majorities. Ex-Governor Cameron
said this afternoon: ''I said a month ago
that neither the Bepublicans nor Democrats
would any longer tolerate Mahone. The
General said at Norfolk, at the time of his
so-called nomination, the kickers 'had per
haps a following of about 500 in the State.'
"I expect if he looks at the returns from
Petersburg, where I live; Norfolk, where
General Croner lives; Shenandoah, where
Biddieberger lives; Augusta, where the
Yosts live, and a number of others, be will
find that the kickers voted early and con
tributed largely, to the majority by which
Mahone has been retired from any future
practical influence in Virginia politics."
A DESPEEATE SUIT0E.
Sonthslder Threatens to Shoot a Girl
Became hhe Jilts Him.
Wolf Settler is under bail for a hearing
to-morrow morning before Alderman
Schaeter, of the Southside, on a charge of
surety of the peace, on oath ot Miss Emma
Weaver. The girl is a handsome young
domestic, employed at the corner of South
Eleventh and Washington streets. She
alleges that Settler has made several unsuc
cessful attempts to secure her promise to
mnrrv him, and that he became so desper
ate after having been repeatedly refused
that he attempted to commit suicide by
shooting himself. The bullet did not have
the desired effect, however.
A lew days ago Settler met Miss Weaver's
mother and endeavored to induce her to
promise her daughter's hand. Upon being
relused, it is alleged he threatened to shoot
the young girl.
BDTCHEES TO PARTICIPATE.
The Association Will Help Dedicate Alle
gheny Turner Hall.
The Butchers' Association of Allegheny
county met last night in Old City Hall. It
was decided to participate in the parade
which will take place on Thanksgiving
Day on the occasion of the dedication of
tbe new Allegheny Turner Hall. The mem
bers will be on horseback and will wear
their usual uniform. Butchers who are not
members of the association will be asked to
take part also. Fred Greenewalt was
TO TAKE A SbCOftD BALLOT.
No President of the Window Glass Workers
The fiist attempt at electing a President
of the Window Glass Workers' Association
has proved a failure and ballot sheets will
be again sent out to tbe preceptories.
George L. Cake has beeu re-elected Secre
tary and the four members ot the executive
council are Daniel. "Winters, blowers; H. D.
Swearer, gatherers; L. L. Conaway, flat
teners. and Joseph Fortune, cutter's. The
vote will be publicly announced to-night, j
TANKEE8 WILL SOT TALK.
William Flaceni Sava Their Leaders Are
There is a decided air of mystery about
the actions of the tanners in the formation
of their new union. A Dispatch reporter
attempted to gain admittance to their meet
ing last night, and was politely but firmly
requested to make himself scarce. Some
manufacturers do not care whether their
employes are members of the union or not.
Others declare that they will employ no
union men. In this connection Mr. Callery,
of James Callery & Co., said to a Dispatch
man yesterday: "We do not care whether
our men are members of the union or not, so
long as they do their work in a proper man
ner. We expect no tronble."
Mr. William Placcus, of William Flaccus
& Son, has different ideas on the subject.
"We will employ no union men. We in
tend to run our business ourselves, and we
will not be dictated to by our men. Our
work is of such a nature that it may easily
be slighted j and we do not propose to put
ourselves in the power of any union and
its committee. If we wish to discharge a
man, we will do so, and will hold ourselves
accountable to no one for our action. We
have had enough of Knights of Labor and
other kindred organizations. The leaders
of tbe last tanners strike were infidels and
anarchists, every one of them, and we will
have no dealings with such demagogues."
A talk with s tanner who is not yet a
member of the union, developed the fact
that there would hardly be a strike before
next spring. This is the dull season of the
year for the business, and a strike now, he
said, would be suicidal. In the spring,
however, when business becomes brisk, ac
tion will be taken.
TO EEDDCE THE W0EKING H0UES.
Journeymen Brewers Will Hold a Mass
Meeting; Increasing Their Capacity.
A joint committee of Journeymen Brew
ers' Union No. 22. tbe Central Trades Coun
cil and the Central Labor Union held a
meeting on Wednesday night with refer
ence to the demand of the journeymen
brewers for a reduction of the day's work to
ten hours.- It was arranged to call a mass
meeting for the discussion of the questions
at issue, to be held some time after the Arm
strong monument dedication ceremonies.
While the men are agitating for a reduc
tion ot the hours of labor, the brewers all
recognize the necessity for an enlargement
of their plants to supply the increasing
trade- Frauenheim & Vilsack were con
templating beginning operations in this
direction at once, but concluded to put
them off until spring, owing to the lateness
of the season. This firm runs along
smoothly with its men, works but ten hours,
and does no Sunday work. Z. Wainwright
& Co. are spending some $150,000 on addi
tional facilities for their trade. Tbe im
provements will comprise an increased
storage area of from 16,000 all they at
present carry to 35,000 barrels, and bring
ing up their output to 150,000 barrels an
nually. Seventy-five thousand dollars will
be exDended on an ice machine, ordered
from New York City, and 20 additional
tanks of 400 barrels capacity each will be
W0DLD HOT SIGN THE SCALE.
Tbe Oliver Iron and Steel Company Willing
to Grant the Increase.
The men employed by the Oliver Iron
and Steel Company were prepared to return
to work to-day on an intimation from the
firm that it would sign the scale.
The foreman yesterday, under instruc
tions from the firm, called the shop com
mittee together at the works, but though the
firm declared its willingness to grant the
increase, it would not sign the scale. The
molders declined to go in until the scale was
signed, alleging that it would be regarded
as a breach of faith on their part by the
rest of the men. It was said yesterday tbat
some founders were not able to obtain as
many men as they now required.
HAY EXPECT LARGE 0EDEES.
Pipe Manufacturers Itrjolce Over the De
cision in Indiana.
At a recent sitting of the Supreme Court
of Indiana it was decided that the law passed
by the Legislature of that State some time
ago, prohibiting pipe line companies from
laying lines outside of the State for the pur
pose of conveying natural gas to other cities,
was unconstitutional. Pipe manufacturers
in this city are now looking for a largely in
creased business, due to this fact, which per
mits of gas being piped to Chicago and other
cities. They naturally expect that a large
proportion of orders for piping will be
To Attend the General Assembly.
I. N. Boss, M. W. of D. A. 3, will leave
on Saturday for Atlanta to represent his
district as delegate at the thirteenth regular
session of the General Assembly, which will
convene on the 12th instant at Atlanta, Ua.
President James Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass Workers, left last night for At
lanta, where he will represent L. A. 300 at
Strike nt the Clinton Mill.
A small sized strike occurred at the Clin
ton mill yesterday afternoon. John Hanlon,
a "pull-up" boy, was discharged by James
Golden, manacer of the sheet department.
Forty other boys employed in the depart
ment went out, asking tor Eanlon's rein
statement. It was refused and the boys are
Advance In Bar Iron.
The bar iron manufacturers of Eastern
Pennsylvania met at Philadelphia yester
day. It was agreed that tbe lowest prices
that could be accepted would be L95 cents
per pound, base price, net cash on cars in
Philadelphia, or 2 cents on cars at New
York. A further advance is expected when
the meeting reassembles on the 20th inst.
Teamsters' Affairs Well In Hnnd.
At the regular meeting of L. A. No. 1577,
of teamsters. Knights of Labor, last night,
a large number of new members were initi
ated. Tbe assembly is iu a flourishing con
dition. Arbuckles & Co. have joined the
large number of firms that have raised the
wages of their drivers to $13 per week.
Commodore Konnlz Irjared.
Commodore "W. J. Kountz, while walking
on the top of one of his boats in a drydoqk
on the Allegheny river yesterday, tripped
and fell a distance of eight feet, sustaining
severe injuries across his chest. He was in
bed when a DISPATCH reporter called last
night, but is expected to be around soon.
By a Mad Steer.
Yesterday afternoon as a farmer was lead
ing a large steer along Preble avenue, Alle
gheny, tbe animal became excited and broke
away. When near Superior street the run
away steer knocked down a little girl named
Emile Smith. With the exception of a few
bruises she was not injured.
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PrrrSBTOo, November 7, 188a,
The United States Signal Service officer ia
this city furnishes the following:
Time. lner. i mar.
80 A. V 37
12:00 X U
1:03 p. M
2-OOP. Jf St
Msxlmam temp.. 45
Minimum temp... 33
Ksnze.........M .- 23
Mean temn.......... 44
Precipitation. ...... .09
S-oor. x St I
Hirer at 4r3) r. X.. 6.5 ft, achangeof LIlnM
rSPXCTAZ. TXX.CGBAXS TO TUX DISPATCH.!
"Wabbxit River 1 3-10 feet and falling.
Weather clondy and cold.
Brownsville River 6 feet 3 inches and
falling. Weather clear. Thermometer 45q at
7 r. x.
A CIVIL SEEY1CE CHANGE.
The Rales Governing the Hallway Mall
Service Slightly Amrnded.
Wasuxnotos-, November 7. The President
has amended the civil service rules so as to
-provide for filling vacancies in the railway
mall service by certifying for each vacancy the
names of the three persons having the highest
standing on examination resident in the conn
ties on the line of road on which service is to
he rendered. The former practice was to in
variably certify the three persons standing
highest In the entire State in whicb the va
The amendment also provides tbat In case of
public and pressing exigency demanding the
immediate employment of experienced railway
mail cleiks who cannot be at once supplied la
tbe manner stated above, experienced clerks
may he detailed from any division of the serv
ice for a period not exceeding 60 days.
A NONSENSICAL LAW.
Indiana Snpreme Court Sits Down
Upon Natural Gas Legislation.
The Indiana State Supreme Court has sat
down upon a very stupid law passed by the
Legislature to prevent the Chicago Gas
Trust Company from piping gas to Chicago.
The court held that natural gas might be
come a commercial commodity, and that
States cannot enact laws regulating com
merce between States. Jnst why any body
of men, even in a Legislature, should con
ceive that it had a right to obstruct private
enterprises in this manner is a thing that no
one has been able to understand, even if the
Federal Constitution did not "terninst"
As well say that petroleum should not be
piped beyond the limits of a State. Now,
if whisky were the commodity in dispute,
a State might claim a police right to pro
tect its citizens, if a majority saw fit to do
so; but even then the law would be inop
erative. Some day it may dawn on some
people that trade does not always thrive
best when hampered by legislative restric
tions. EMm this State the Bridgewater Gas
Company undertook to send gas to Youngs
town, O., but the experiment did not pay,
though when the gas got there it burned as
naturally as in Pennsylvania.
I feel like Maying
BOOTS AND SHOES DRESSED WITH '
NEVER GET HARD AND STIFF,
Always look neat. EqniHj good for Man's, Women's
or Child1! Shoes. Ifo blacking brush required, and
the poushing is donein three minntes vithost labors
WATERPROOFand warranted to preserve
leather, and keeps it soft and durable.
Sold by Shoe Stores, Grocers, Druggists, c
Try it on your Harness. ,
WOLFF & RANDOLPH. PHrL-nnPHii.
(Scented and Unscented) .
OF AZZ DRUGGISTS.
We are determined to close out
our entire stock by December, and
for- this purpose have marked
everything away below the actual
value. Piano Extension Lamps, 25
different patterns; Library, Ban
quet and Vase Lamps, elegant de
signs; Tea, Dinner and Chamber
Sets, large variety; Brio-a-Brao
from all the renowned potteries;
Onyx and Bronze Tables, Pedestals
and Easels; Cuspidores, Umbrella
Stands, Vestibule Seats and Lawn
Vases, Gas Fixtures, Bronzes and
Clocks, Fine Cut Glass, Wedding,
Anniversary and Holiday Gifts in
THE J. P. SMITH
Lamp, Glass & China Co.,
935 Penn Avenue.
Between Ninth and Tenth Sts.
P. S. Our assortment of Gas Fix
tures being depleted, will olose out
the balance at less than value.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
TTTANTZO-ONE OB 7-TON CAPACrXT.
VV foundry ladle, with sood. convenient fear
ing to handle lime. Address, with fnll descrip
tion and nrle. VIII.OAN LEON CO.. LIU.. Maw
Cattle, fa. aMB