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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUITOAT, NOVEMBER 0,
.Features of the Players' Pro
A GIGANTIC SWEEPSTAKE
That Introduces Betting. Principles
Into the Organization.
.CONFESSIONS OP THE SCDLLEES.
Good 5ew Eules Adopted by the California
EEHAEKS ABODT THE PUGILISTS
f "Well, we are at the end of another week
and still no Brotherhood Baseball League
organized. The -way in which the players
representatives started in to work on Mon-
day seemed to leave no doubt whatever
about there being a new league thoroughly
organized by this time. Such is not the
case, however. The deliberations of the
players and their Iriends came to an abrnpt
termination on Thursday and the cause, as
far as I am able to judge, is yet to be made
public However, I am not one of those
who entirely believe that the surprising ad
journment of the meeting means a collapse.
I leel fully convinced the majority or play
ers at least are determined to proceed with
their venture. However, there may or
there may not be truth in the report that
the new scheme is not getting the amount
of backing that was expected. I don't know
anything about this part of it, but
to say the least of it things look very suspicious
indeed. The undertaking is a gigantic one,
and, as its promoters get more into it. its ex
tensive proportions will develop tnemselves in
a way that may discourage the most sanguine.
The players have given us a scant idea as to the
' plans on which tbey will build tbeir organiza
tion, if ever it is built, but while tbey have
t done that tbey have established the fact that
they are just about as blundenng in business
affairs as any other body of men. It is a note
worthy fact that, alter cogitating over the
natter for years, a man like John M. Ward
should get so far astray in the rudiments of or
ganization. According to reports J obn and his
colleagues utilized an entire day in discussing
and voting on a matter, only to be informed
when nightfall came that the entire business
was Illegal. Surely John Ward has room to im
prove as a lawyer.
A Bctllnc Principle.
Probably the most important piece of busi
ness done by the players and their friends is
that relating to cash prizes (?) for the clubs that
contest in the race. If ever there was a princi
ple of professional betting beautifully sand
wiched into anything, we find it in the pro
posed league of the players. This statement
may surprise some people, bnt its truth is
apparent if the question is looked into. Here
are the conditions of what I term the Players'
League Sweepstakes: Each club has to put up
a stake of 5J0, which makes a total of $20,
000; quite an attractive pot ot money. SVell,
this total is divided into first, second,
third, and so on, the club finishing
last getting what we sometimes hear called
"snuff." Row, will an j body show me the
difference in principle between this gigantic
professional sweepstake and the ordinary
sweepstakes of professional rowers, pedestrians
or racehorses? If there is any difference 1
would like to have it pointed out. For the life
of me, I cannot avoid the conviction that the
players by the introdnction of this betting
principle have reduced baseball to the level of
the other professional sports. Time and time
again the courts have told us that betting,
either in the shape of stake money or side
bets, is illegal, and surely anything tbat is
illegal ought not to be countenanced by the
national game of the country. I may be told
that the rules of the new organization state
that each club will be -assessed" S500 as a
contribution toward the total stake as prize
money. "A hetber the word "assessed" or any
other word is used to express it tbat fact re
mains that a club, like a man entering a pro
fessional, must put up his stake money. In
domg so. It may be remarked that each club
gets very fair odds, and I may add that when
each club put, up its stake money there ought
to be no objection to anybody making a book
on the final result.
An Unfair Condition.
Bnt there is a very unfair condition in this
Sweepstake, arrangement. The condition
places every club on a level, and some of them
will not have the ghot ol a chance to win.
The arrangement assumes tbat one club is
just as good as another, while common sense
will tell us that the assumption is wrong.
However, each has to plank up its $2,500, and
if a bookmaker was booking on the affair he
would probably bet 2 to 1 against some clubs
and any odds required against others. It is a
fine arrangement for some clubs, as tbeir
chances of putting up J2.500 and getting $7,000
for it are very bright, mueed. Dou't let any
body think tbat 1 am oppo-ed to betting or
competing for stakes. 1 am certainly not, bnt
I have always been led to believe that ana tional
came or pastime should De entirelv free
irom any betting feature. If the plaj ers, as
they contend, are trying to elevate the came, I
fail to see how this sweepstake arrangement
can do it. Every game that is played will be
lor a stake and people who then go to see a
ball game cannot consistently object to or
complain about any other contest lor money.
The national game sets the example, or rather
it has descended to tbe level of nix-dav-go-as-yoa-please
contests.and in the face of that, why
can anybody reasonably complain about pro
fessionalism in any kind of sports. Of course
I anticipate many objections to un conclusions
and among thcin I may be reminded in vatious
instances cash prizes are offered. Hot I want
to draw a distinction between a cash prize of
fered by an individual and a sweepstake made
op entirely by the contestants themselves. If
a gentleman offers me $1,000 to accomplish a
certain feat, that is one thir.g: but it is quite
another If 1 put up SLUX) against
his $1,000 as a bet that I will
do it. In tbe first instance I
think the law will not recognize it as betting,
but in the second instance u e have had rulings
on the question and some of them are of very
recent aate. The transaction is looked upon
as betting. No matter how we turn it or
bow we look at it tbe fact remains that each
club pnts up 2,500 as a bet tbat it will delcat
some other or all tbe other clubs. If it does
cot accomplish that feat it loses its money.
Nowadays tbat is termed bettius.
The Lea erne Sleeting.
There are other features of the players' pro
"posed league tbat are exceedingly questionable
"because of their apparent unfairness, but space
at present will not permit a discussion regard
ing them, as the meeting of the National
Xeague, to be held next week, demands a little
attention. Curiosity as to what the League
magnates will do is very intense. So far they
bave not given any definite intimation as to
what course they will pursue expect It be that
they will just go along as usuaL Mr. Pratt
tola me tbe other day tbat most assuredly tbe
magnates mean to meet and transact theirbosi
ness jnst as if all their old via) ers were signed.
Tail information seems definite and straight
enongb, but we cannot rest assured abont any
thing in baseball nnwadaj s. However, I still
cling to the opinion tbat tbe plaj ers bave made
a very grave mistake in not arranging to meet
and confer wltb tbe gentlemen who bave made
many of tbcm wealthy men. In the past there
may have been faults on both sides as far as
business dealings were concerned, but recollec
tions of these things ought not to prevent a
body of men from acting with a certain amount
of respect. After all I tbiuk tbere are few of
os, outside of tbe players, who will not think
that a certain amount of respect Is due to tbe
League magnates Irom the players. In saying
this I am well aware of the old tores abont one
thing and another, and I still argue tbat the
position of tbe plavers wonld haVe been
a thousandfold better had tbey man
fully gone and stated tbeir Intentions nr
demands to tbe League official. The example
set in this instance by tbe players ma some
day recoil disastrously on themselves, doubt
less many of the players think they are now
safely entrenched against anything the League
may do; but it fs still possible tbat one of these
ttavs the players might wake up to find them
selves in a very sorry plight, verv surprising
thmtrs have occurred, and 4t would certainly
seem the safest, or at leastise most honorable
plan, for the plavers to verballystate their case
to the National League officials.
A Ml.ileaillDC Notion.
Probably one of the most erroneous notions
connected with the proposed league of the
Brotherhood is that which makes It a co-operative
concern or organization. The notion has
been so generally accej ted as true tbat I have
read of some kind of trades unionists or other
or Knights of Labor representatives talking of
having this alleged co-operative body into their
trade combinations. Now nothing could be
more misleading than to think tbat tbe new
league as proposed is a co-operative organiza
tion. It is nothing of tbe kind, and when we ex
amine the principles closely on which
it is to be founded, if ever it is founded, we
will see tbat it is nothing more nor less than a
big joint stock company, and that the capitalists
therein pay tbeir eniplojes a bonus in addition
to tbeir wages or salaries. This also proves
that it is not founded on the principles of in
dustrial partnership either, lam aware tbat this
opinion will be assailed by those who are ultra
enthusiastic about tbe new departure, or rather
proposed departure, of tbe players, and I will,
therefore, define wbat true co-operation is. A
co-operative enterprise is one in which every
body connected with it is a shareholder. In an
enterprise uf that kind it can be seen at a
glance tbat labor is entirely employing itself,
and tbat is the great aim of co-operation. It
is also very plain to be een tbat where any
kird of concern employs tbe services of men
wbo are in no way connected with it. except by
receiving their wages as salaries, it is simi
lar in principle to any other firm that we find
among our industries in Pittsburg. Co-operation
means that everybody interested must
contribute part of the capital. Now this is not
tbe case by anj means with the proposed
league. A limited number of capitalists pnt up
all the stock, and they formulate a contract to
hire players or workers at a given silary.wlth a
promise of part of tbe profits. Now if this
is not a joint stock company 1 hope somebody
will explain why it is not. 'J, o me it would cer
tainly nave been infinitely better and more in
keeping with the great democratic principles,
not partisan, mind you, of this vast country
baa every player In the new league contrib
uted toward the capital stock of tbe proposed
enterprise. Then, indeed, we would have had
a true co-operative organization.
The Bonus System
I have just said, or at least meant to say,
tbat the bonus feature of the proposed league
is what has led many to imagine it a co-operative
enterprise. However, that system is in no
way co-operative except that the anticipation
of sharing tbe profits invariably prompts the
workers to do their best ic trying to make a
success of what they are engaged in. The sys
tem of paying bonus out of tbe profits is a very
old one, and has had a very unsatisfactory
career. It sometimes happens that there are
no profits, and it also sometimes occurs tbat
tbere is a deficit, but those w ho have been re
ceiving the bonuses refuse to share tbe loss.
This has invariably been tbe rock on which the
Sstem has split. When all is prosperous the
bonus system is generally all right,
but when depression sets in depend
upon it that endless troubles begin.
Tbe whys and wherefores about there being
no profits to share become extremely bewilder
ing to those who have the capital invested; I
mean the demands of the salary receivers to
know why no profits are forthcoming causes
tbe trouble. Don't let any of my readers rnn
away with tbe idea that this is all theory, be
cause it is no such thing. I could give dozens
of instances showing exactly that results have
been just as I have said. It is a lesson of his
tory. Another Interesting Feature,
This co-operative notion has also prompted
many to talk of the trade combinations open
ing their doors or extending their arms to the
ball players. There is really much that is
amusing in this. At the outset it certainly
would be interesting to Bee one of our $300 per
week ball players soliciting tbe aid of $3 per
week laborers in a K. of L. Assembly. But if
tbe recognition, that is the special recognition,
of trade combinations sboula be extended to
the proposed joint stock league, why should
tbe line be drawn there? Why should it not
extend to theatrical companies similarly man
aged, and if Mr. James A. it. John succeeds in
organizing his professional scullers' association,
why should tbat body be excluded from trade
combinations if they are to shelter tbe pro
posed league? However, I believe tbat tbe ma
jority of labor leaders nowadays are too sensi
ble to interfere in tbe matter at all.
One of the events of the week has been the
confessions of John Teemer and Albert Hamm,
of concocting and taking part in one of tbe
most disgraceful affairs that has characterized
the very black and degraded history of pro
fessional boat racing during recent years. All
of us wbo were in any way interested in that
race between Gaudaur and Teemer can now
plainly understand tbat it was an attempt con
ceived in tbe spirit of tbe deepest dyed scoun
drelism to defraud and cheat tbe public. The
hatchers of tbat nefarious transaction uo
blushinely tell the public the entire infamous
story. If ever I bad any doubt as to tbe sound
ness of my judgment in deciding that affair as
I did, or if ever I had any regrets about it, they
have entirely vanished. My only regret now is
that the concocters were not jailed. Tbe
public will certainly see now that it was pro
tected. My decision was not given on tbe race
perse, but subsequent developments convinced'
me that swindling, or attempt at swindling,
were at work. Why, a very short time,
indeed, after the race I learned, though
somewhat vaguely ot the transactions that had
been going on, and I resolved at all hazards to
stand between the public and those preying
upon it as far as I was able. I gave the principals
another chance to try and settle matters be
tween tnemselves ana curiously enough tbey
refused. It is not worth while to stop one
moment to inquire whether this man tried to
row it out or tbe other tried to rowit in. Their
confessions of depravity convince me that it is
unsafe to listen to a declaration of any kind
tbat may be made by them. It may be that the
half has not been told. It is unfortunate for
professional sculling so much so that we need
not expect a contest of note here for a long
time to come. However, lam one oftbose
who sincerely believe that James A. St. John
was unaware of the trickery. In my estimation
thei e is not a scintilla of evidence to show that
be knew anything about the scheming, and I
believe that he innocently fell into very bad
A Very Wine Enle.
As the winter approaches pugilism is again
coming to tbe front, and from now on we may
expect to hearaud read of many prominent en
counters. The California Athletic Club, how
ever, seems to be the Mecca toward which all
tbe stars and lesser luminaries are traveling.
However, I don't tbmk that the California
Club will be such a bonanza as it has been, be
cause its directors have, during the week,
adopted a very important new rule. They hare
decided that m future 2.500 will be the limit of
any purse offered. This will probably stagger
some of those pugilists wbo aimed at getting
"second money," which has invariably been
larger in amount than many stakes in former
championship battles. Tbere are dozens
of so-called fighters, who would star-d up
hours and take a pummeling with five-ounce
cloves for $500. Tbe club in adopting
the new rule has done right in my estimation.
Tbere are many evil attendant on this big
purse system, and it seems to me that if two
men do not desire to figbt or box for a purse of
$2,500 they don't want to figbt at all. ibenew
rules mav bave some effect on the desires of
some pugilists who have been clamoring lately
to get to ban Francisco, lint it seems safe to
say tbat tbe new rule will not nrevent two men
from contesting for as big stakes as tbey wish.
Stake money, however, to some people is one
thing and purse money quite another. We can
always find lots of men ready to contest for a
purse where tbere is a '"divide" for tbe loser.
However, I bave alwajsbeen of opinion that
large stakes and purses bave done more toward
injuring pugilism than anything else.
" " -J
HcAnllffe and CnrroIL
The California Athletic Club directors have
agreed to offer their limit, $2,500. for a battle
between Jack McAuhffe and Jimmy Carroll,
for tbe lightweight championship of America.
Some authorities seem to think that tbe purse
is too small for Mr. McAuliffe. If it is, by all
means, let him stay out and let all claims to a
title of champion be taken from him. Hereto
fore, McAuliffe has been a stickler for big
purses and bis last effort with Myer certainly
Fives htm no claim to any special inducement,
venture to say now that if ever he meets Car
roll, tbe latter will give him more fistic medi
cine than be has ever expected to get. Carroll
is a good young boxer and is, undoubtedly, in
much better condition than McAuliffe. The
latter has been leading a life lately that will cer
tainly tell its tale when he begins to train, and
I will not be surprised to find McAuliffe much
inferior when be next enters a ting to what he
formerly was. Carroll's ambition to be at the
top is keeping him in a steady path ot life.
Tbe Sarcastic Marine.
As I have often said. Jack Dempsey never
need hope of meeting The Marine for a very
long time, if he ever meets him at all. A few
nights ago Dempsey and The Marine met at a
meeting of tbe California Athletic Club and
Deinpsev definitely asked La Blanche If he
would fight him, Dempsey, again. "I don't
want to figbt men whom I have defeated" was
La Blanche's reply. This must, indeed, bave
been galling for tLeNonpariel, ana jet be was
simply being repaid in his own coin. Nobody
more tban iempsey indulged in replies such as
La Bltache made to him. However, the .cir
cumstance only adds one more proof thatpagil-
ism Is nowadays 99 per cent business. It is my
firm conviction that La Blanche is sot at all
desirous of meeting Dempsey any more in the
ring, but even if he does deem himself superior
to Dempsey, as things now go, he has a right to
refuse to fight Dempsey as long as be likes.
La Blanche, undoubtedly. Is aware that his
next defeat will dethrone him, and his financial
loss will be very great in consequence. Why,
his present fame has, according to reports, at
tracted two wealthy miners to him,
who want to put ud an enormous
sum for him to fight anybody in tbe world his
weight. This is certainly a sw eepins offer, and
just as sure as the offer is made La Blanche J
win nna an opponent. The enormous sum may
not be covered, but I venture to say that a sub
stantial stake will be put up for two men that
I know of. Tbe two men to whom 1 refer are
Pat Farrell and Toff Walk It is now definitely
stated that Wall will be in this country during
this month and will come prepared to meet La
Blanche. Already one authority has declared
tbat if ever Wall and La Blanche meet there
ought to be 2 to 1 on the latter. I am inclined
to think the 2 to 1 ongbt to be tbe other way.
for if ever La Blanche met a prize fighter in
his life he will meet oiie in Toff Wall. I don't
think there is a pugilist to-day wbo knows bis
business better than Walt. Were be and La
Blanche to meet in a 21 foot ring under prize
nng rules I would expect a very one-sided con
test, indeed, in favor of Walk However, if
they meet I suppose it will be with big gloves
and under Oyieensberry rules. Still, under
these conditions, with both men in tbeir best
form. Wall ought to be favorite. Pat Farrell,
our local man, has improved so much tbat he
will, I expect, give Tbe Marme a surprise if
ever they meet.
Sullivan's Request Refused,
John L. Sullivan has met with apointedlittle
snub. Not long ago he modestly asked the di
rectors of the California Athletic Club to offer
112,000 for him to meet any man in tbe world.
John evidently thought that the Harrison ad
ministration had turned over tbe national sur
plus to President Fulda fc Co. He was mis
taken, however, as tbe club wouldn't offer any
such extraordinary sum. The refusal wasstated
in very plain terms: in fact so plain that it is not
likely tbat John L. will readily ask for anything
like such a sum again. Speaking of the "Big
Fellow," reminds me tbat he has somewhat dis
appeared from public view lately. For many
days we have neither heard of Mm or bis pro
posed triumphant tour through the country. I
will not be surprised to hear cue of these days
that he will be quite willing for a "go" for a
small fractional part of 12,000. In this connec
tion I may mention the fact of tbe general sur
prise caused by Godfrey's victory over Ashton.
The talent all over the country. I think, would
be summed. Tbe terrible defeat of Ashton
needs no explanation, except it may have been
caused by that heavy blow in the first round. If
Ashton was defeated on his merits then we
ought to hear no more from him, Pklnole.
borne Interesting Polatera About the Horses
The news that D. D. Withers has engaged
"Knapsack" McCarthy as his trainer for 1890,
was a great surprise to the turf world. And
yet tbe past experience of trotting horse
trainers with the "bang tails," has been such as
to warrant Mr. Withers' experiment. His late
trainer, Hanrahan, was very capable, and in
his death tho sage of Brookdale sustained a
great loss to his racing stable. McCarthy,
however, has had a varied experience with
trotters, and tbe results of his change of base
will be noted with interest.
Jockey Hayward's engagement with Senator
Hearst now seems to be an assnred fact, from
tbe acknowledgments of both Hay ward and
Allen, tbe trainer. Hay ward ongbt to change
the luck of the stable, if itiestswith tbe
jockey so to do, for in bis profession he has few
equals, and no superiors.
Young George Covington was hauled up be
fore tbe judges at Elizabeth a few days ago
for suspicious riding on Castaway IX It is re
markable bow Covington escapes from tbe in
ferences to be drawn from some of his races of
late. This is the second time this fall that the
judges have had him before them without
takingany action in his case.
H. Bondy. wbo two years ago was Captain
S. S. Brown's second trainer, has been
aulte successful this year with tbe
colt Ben Harrison, which he bought
from Captain Brown as a yearling for
tSOO. Last week Bondy leased from the robust
and rotund Pittsburger his colt JAB and
several others, to race this winter at the Jersey
tracks, which all means that the sport there,
with fairly open weather, will be of a superior
Although August Belmont publicly congrat
ulated Jockey Garrison after but magnificent
effort on Raceland against Firenzi at Jerome,
and later presented the Jockey with a superb
watch, be let him go in 1EX) in tavor of Hamil
ton, tbe colored pigskin artist. Mr. Belmonfs
objection to Garrison was the latter being af
flicted with "big head." In plainer English,
Uarnson always thougbt be "knew it all." and,
instruction or no instruction, would ride to suit
Anthony Hamilton, or "Tony" Hamilton, as
he is generally known, unfortunately for
Banker Belmont, has the same complaint in
nearly, if not quite, as marked degree as has
Garrison. Therefore, the "swap" may not be
as good a one for Belmont as he thinks. The
mam trouble all this past season between Al
len, Senator Hearst's trainer, and Hamilton
has been tbe latter's nnrullness, and Rowe, Bel
mont's trainer, will have his bands full, in all
probability. William Lakeland is the only one
for whom Hamilton has worked that can get
out the best work the lad is capable of doing,
and he always says that be "clubs" it into him,
literally, not theoretically.
El Rio Rey. tbe crack 2-year-old of tbe year,
is likely to spend tbe coming winter among the
blizzards ot Westchester, instead of at the
sunny El Arroyo farm of his owner, Theodore
Winters, of California. That grim terror of
our climatic changes, pneumonia, in nearly
marking for its own this greatest 2-year-old
ever foaled in America, could hardly have
chosen a more shining mark in the equine
world than the big California colt, whose ro
bust, gigantic frame seemed to wither under
the first attack much quicker tban tbe slim,
wiry racers of our latitndes. Horieman,
A HEW CATHOLIC COLLEGE.
Angustine Church Sinking Improve
menu An Educational Scheme.
The congregation of St. Augustine Roman
Catholic Church, of Butler street, have
erected a splendid brick clergy house and
college on Thirty-seventh street, in the rear
of tbe church. Tbe new structure, which
is of gothic architecture, with stone dress
ings and ornamental pinnacles, cost nearly
20,000. The building has an imposing ap
pearance. The priests connected with the church
have been residing for the past nine months
in a temporary frame structure on the oppo
site side ot the street. They expect to
occupy the new building in the course of a
week. The clergy quarters in the new
house are entirely separated irom that por
tion which is intended for collegiate pur
poses. Tbe college, which is only partially built,
will be further enlarged in the course of a
year. The hope of the priests is to make it
a great center of learning for the Germans
throughout Allegheny county. This school,
which will be in charge of the Itedeniptor
ist, is the first of its kind in Pittsburg or
vicinity. The German Catholics have
a number of parochial schools, but the edu
cation offered in these establishments is
necessarily of a more limited character. In
the new college, with a regular curriculum,
a thorough course in the higher branch of
studies may be obtained.
The college will be divided into three
branches theological, scientific and com
mercial. Any student who has aspirations
for the ministry can go through the whole
curriculum as demanded by the Church of
Borne before one can be admitted as a priest.
The other branches will offer every lacility
to the boy who desires to be fitted tor a busi- J
A corps of efficient professors will be pro
vided for each of the departments of the
If the project is successful, the building
will not only be enlarged, but provision will
be made whereby students from long dis
tances may board and live under its roof.
TWO TEEI BAD B0IS.
Thex Committed Sundry Depredations on
Jacob Jacobs, janitor of St. Michael's
Church, Southside, made an information
against John Bihn and George Beach be
fore Alderman Hartman yesterday.
Both nre boys about lb" years of age, and
they nre charged with irequentlv breaking
into the building, and committing varions
depredations. Bail was given for a hearing
Half-Fare Rate for the Expo.
General Passenger Agent Clark, of tbe
Pittsburg and Lake Erie road has announced
tbat half-fare tickets to Pittsburg trill be
sold on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie and the
Pittsburg, McKeesport and Youghiogheny
roads during tbe continuance of the special
industrial exposition at, -.Mechanical Ball
THE MArORJS IN IT.
Hanlon Says McCallin is a Brother
AL JOHNSON'S ENCODEAGING TALK.
The Hew League is a Go and 111 be a
JERET DESNI DECLARES HIMSELF.
Be Will Have Hone f the Hew Scheme and Sticks
Mayor McCallin, according to Hanlon, is
a Brotherhood stockholder in this city.
Jerry Denny denounces the Brotherhood
scheme and schemers. Al Johnson says the
new enterprise will be a success and re
views the situation.
Acpording to the statement ot Ed Hanlon,
late manager of the Pittsburg club, Mayor
McCallin has at last admitted that he is
connected with the proposed Brotherhood
club In this city. Last evening the writer
met and conversed with Mr, Hanlon and
Mr. Al Johnson, who are both in this city,
on matters relating to the Brotherhood ven
ture. Mr. Hanlon definitely stated tbat Mayor
McCallin had "consented" to purchase stock in
the proposed club. Mr. Hanlon said:
The Mayor has been withholding his name
until he was convinced that the affair was a go.
We met him to-day, and he Is enthusiastic in
the matter, and is one of our prominent stock
holders.' The above news will be doubtless surprising
to everybody, as the Mayor has persistently
stated in the most emphatic way that he knew
nothing about the Brotherhood or anything
pertaining to it, and certainly had no in
tention of putting money up for tho
Brotherhood. Tub Dispatch some time
ago was tbe first to publicly state that Mayor
McCallin was in sonjp way identified with the
proposed new league. A Dispatch repre
sentative questioned tbe Mayor on the matter,
and he denied sny knowledge whatever of tho
affair. If Mr. Hanlon's statement is correct, it
wonld seem strange that the Mayor has so em
phatically declared himself to the contrary. It
now remains to be proven whether tbe Mayor
has been talking correctly or that Mr. Hanlon's
last statement is true.
VERY KOST VIEWS.
But Messrs. Hanlon and Johnson last evening
had the most enthusiastic opinions to give
about the proposed League's prospects. Mr.
Johnson is a fine looking young man of proba
bly about SO years of age. He may be a few
years "in or over,' as tbe term goes. Ho is a
frank and genial gentleman, and gives one an
idea that he knows good business because he
talks nothing but business. His deliberation
m'ght mean that he is much older than he
really is. However, Mr. Johnson is a fine fel
low, and talked very frankly last evenlngabout
the venture in which he is taking a very con
spicuous part, and as be says entirely because
ot tbe injury done the players. He said :
"I was drawn Into this movement because of
letters received from players and talks I had
with Mr. Hanlon regarding the ill treatment of
players. Since then other gentlemen all over
tbe country have become identified with the
movement, and, depend upon it, we will be suc
cessful. We have plenty of money, and the
only weak point at present is Pittsburg. If we
cannot get stockholders here for a club in this
city, we can get them in New York, Swing,
Denny and Glasscock are most enthusiastic in
the matter, and their enthusiasm kills all
stories about their going back on the Brother
hood. Depend upon it that Donny will be wltb
us. Every player signed a Brotherhood agree
ment to stick together, and I will be sorry for
the man who goes back on it. Why, not a labor
organization in tbe country would recognize a
man wbo went back on bis union. Ifamanwho
turned traitor like that came to play in Pitts
burg, tbe worklngmen wonld stone him off the
grounds, and he would deserve it
CITIES WELL FIXED.
"All cities are well fixed for grounds. In
Cleveland 1 bave leased a splendid ground for
five years. It is located on my street car line
and is in a beautiful locality. I have nine
miles of street car line. In New York grounds
have been leased for ten years."
Mr. Hanlon during a conversation stated
that in the transler of players it is likely tbat
Glasscock and Bassett will come to Pittsburg.
Ward will manage Brooklyn, and Denny will
likely go tbere. Dunlap will have the option
ot going to Brooklyn or staying here. If he
stays here it is probable that Denny will come
to this city, ana rsassett wui go to urooitiyn.
Mr. Hanlon went on to say:
"We are here trying to get stockholders for
the club. So far we have secured Mayor Mc
Callin and Mr. W. W. Kerr. On Monday we
will meet four or five of the best people in
Pittsburg, wbo will join us. Depend upon it,
tbe affair is a great go. We examined Exposi
sltlon Park to-day. and Mr. Johnson is delight
ed with the location. Less than $20,000 will
make first-class grounds there."
Mr. Hanlon referred to the statements that
he had promised Mr. Nimick to remain here as
manager of tbe League club next year. Mr.
Hanlon said: "I never made a promise to Mr.
Nimick nor to Mr. Converse. I talked to tbe
latter, and be told me that Cincinnati had
offered $66,000 for tbe Pittsburg League fran
chise. Mr. Converse, therefore, asked me if I
wonld manage the Pittsburg club next year. I
said tbat I would not manage for anything less
than 4,000. Ml. Nimick spoke up and said I
could have tbat amount, bnt I replied that it
was too soon to make any settlement yet as I
might not play ball next year. We did subse
quently talk over clnb matters, but I made no
promise to remain with Mr. Nimick next sea
son." Messrs. Hanlon and Johnson will remain
here until sufficient stockholders can be se
cured for the new club; that is if the latter
cannot be seenred in a day or two tbey will
leave the city.
ON TBE FENCE.
Leagne Flayer Reported to be Dubious of
ttTZClKL TZX.XQEAM TO THS DISPATCH. 1
NewYoek, November 9 There does not
seem to be any donbt but that some of the
Brotherhood players are now on the fence, and
are thinking of going back to the League.
President Day said to-day that George Gore
had called on him. Gore's excuse was that he
wanted to have a settlement with tho club.
Bnt it is well known that Gore had called at A.
G. Spalding's place of business for the purpoo
of asking that gentleman's advice, but Mr.
Spalding was not In. Then Gore went to see
Mr. Day. bnt the latter would not talk.
"The players sav they have nothing against
you." remarked the reporter.
"No," remarked Mr. Day, with a deep sigh.
"They say tbat they have nothing against me,
but let mo have the New York team one more
year. I'll be tbo manager then, and I will be
ready to get out of the business."
Tbe news tbat Denny and Glasscock, tbe two
men who are tbe principal cause of the present
great fight, are ready to sign leagne contracts,
has made the Brotherhood somewhat uneasy.
Ward says: "There is absolutely no truth in
the statement tbat any one of our players has
slguca" with the League. The Committee on
Organization was In session this afternoon at
the office of Judge Bacon, 100 Broadway,
for six hours, and 400 players' contracts
were sent out during tbat time. A contract
was also drawn up by tbe committee, wbich
will be signed by tbe different corporations
represented in the new le iguc A constitution
andbv-laws were also drawn up to be sub
mitted to the next meeting of tbe League in
"You can state that there will be a players'
leagne in existence next April, and also for
nine successive Aprils, for tbe contracts bind
the players to tbe new leagne for tbe space of
ten yearn," said Mr. Ward. It is a well-known
fact tbat Bnrs Ewing could have had one-fifth
of John O'Day's stock in tbe New York club,
and assured himself of the management of the
club for life bad he signed a contract last Sat
urday morning. It was the chance of a life
time. O'Dny Is With the New Leagne.
israelii telxorui to tue msr-ATCR.
Lima, Om November 9. Hank O'Day, tbe
pitcher of the New York Giants, is here visit
ing his brotber. He was interviewed this even
ing. He is very enthusiastic over the organiz
ing of the Brotherhood. He declares when it
opens np it will be found to be the strongest
baseball organization ever seen. It will be
found, when the time comes, tbat the Brother
hood has the best financial backing. Tbe clubs
that are nut in will have to take a place in some
secondary league. On the reserve question he
said: "we bave it on best legal authority that
tbe reserve clause will not bold water."
Two New Player Signed.
. Secretary Scandreti left the city last evening
for NewYprk to'attead .the League meeting.'
Before leaving he stated thatthe'loeifl'einblsad'
signed two new players, viz.; Fred Roatof
Oregon, III., a third baseman, and William Wil
son, of GIrard, III., a catcher. Both are re
ported promising young plaj era. Mr. Sraitn.of
Youngstown, is hustling for players for the
JERRTS PLAIN TALK.
The Great Denny Gives tbe Brotherhood
Scheme n Hard Knock He Will
Remain With the HoOalcn
Indianapolis, Novemher 9. Jerry Denny,
the great third baseman who is now clerking
In President Brush's store, will not join the
Brotherhood. He says:
"It appears plainly evident to me that it is In
the intention of tbe promoters of the Brother
hood League to feather their own nests and
leave the rest of us who have alwavs suffered
to the same old condition. What do I know
about this secret meeting in New York except
what I see in the newspapers, and how am I
informed as to what benefit It proposes to
bring met Baseball playing is my business,
and I expect to make money out of it: and for
tbat reason I don't want to pump into an airy
project at the sacrifice of what I now have. In
other words, I don't propose to have a contract
to play in Pittsburg, or some such place, at a
stipulated sum thrust under my nose, for me
to sign, and then whistle for my pay. I pro
pose to stay in Indianapolis, where I have re
ceived tbe best treatment and have every
reason to expect its continuance.
"As I understand tbe scheme, I am not re
lieved of any ot the burdens tbat are now
placed upon me, but I am to be classified by
some of tbose who bave always received (4,000
or S3.000 a season at, no doubt, the same old
figures. I think all ball players should be
given the advantage of transfers and are en
titled to a portion of the purchase money, and
that they should be allowed to make as much
money as tbey can."
"Will Glasscock remain with the Brother
hood?" "I do not know, bnt I bave informed him of
mv intention and exuect him here nnt week.
I don't Know what the other boys in the club.
li UU, uw. ij m.um .a UlUI UUKU1JT UlftUQ UJI
and I shall remain with Brush. I would be an
ingrateif I did not."
"Tbe Indiauapolls club was representedatthe
Brotherhood meeting, was it not!"
'Yes, by Ed Andrews, who, to all appear
ances, might as well have remained home. The
idea of offering the Presidency of the Brother
hood League to John Morrill, after Al Johnson
refused ii, shows the back numbers propose to
get in their work." '
PHELPS THE MAN.
He Will be the Next Association President
Fred Pfeffer'a Trim.
ISrXCIAI. TILIGBAM TO TD3S DISPATCH. I
Louisville, November a President1 Von
der Abe notified tbe Louisville people some
time ago that he wonld bo over here this week
to go with them to the annual meeting of the
Association. Ho set Thursday tor his arrival,
and it is pretty certain tbat his visit has some
thing to do with the canvass for the Presi
dency. The St. Louis President declared
in an interview at Kansas City tbat
he was for Mr. Kranthoff to succeed
Wykoff, but Interviews and declarations
count for but little with Von der Ahe. He has
alwavs been on tbe friendliest terms with Zach
Phelps, and if the latter's name goes before
tbe Association as a candidate for tbe Presi
dency it is pretty certain tbat Von der Ahe
will support bim with all the influence tbat he
can bring to bear. Director Gatto, of tbe
Louisville clnb, declares that Phelps is certain
of being elected; says everything is arranged
for tbat and add4 thrt Von der Abe is looking
out for that matter. Mr. Gatto and President
Parsons are going to the annual meeting and
possibly Secretary Batwan. Mr. Phelps fully
expected to go, bnt now says be thinks it will
be impossible for him to attend, owing to some
Important legal business which he has on hand.
It may be a scheme pf his to bave his election
mangaedby friends in his absence.
Phelps is as smart a politician as they mako
them, and is a long way ahead of the average
baseball man in education, fortune and social
position. He is a college-bred man, and as
smart a young lawyer as there is In Louisville,
so that the Association will not be likely to
suffer if he becomes its President. Mr. Phelps
is also a candidate for delegate to the conven
tion which will meet in a few montbs to frame
a new Constitution for tbe State. Tbo Legisla
ture fixes tbe date of the convention.
Fred Pfeffer has made several trips to his old
home here of late, and it (jas leaked ont tbat he
)t some of his old friends to take stock in tbe
rothethood venture. Fred is sanguine that
there Is a great deal of money in the scheme for
stockholders as well as players. He got but lit
tle money here, however, and what little he got
was purely on his personal account. Pfeffer is
popular here, this being bis home, and the fine
second baseman being a man of many fine
social qualities. His old mother lives here, and
is taken excellent care of by her son. He fre
quently takes her out on his trips during the
playing season, and almost every day she Is
treated to a drive by him.
None of the Louisville players have signed
contracts for next season, with tbe exception of
Taylor, tbe new short stop, and the young Cin
cinnati battery. The others are all out of the
A Blow at the Brotherhood.
New York, November 9. "A big nail was
driven into the Brotherhood players' coffin to
day," said an anti-Brotherhood man. "Thomas
P. Daly, a Brotherhood player, and late catcher
of the Washington clnb, signed a contract with
the Brooklyn club. He said that he had at
tended the recent Brotherhood meetings, but
tbat as he saw nobody around to guarantee him
any salary, and having a family to support, he
concluded to sign with Brooklyn." C. L. Rey
nolds, W. D. O'Brien, G. B.'Pinckney, D. L.
Foutz, Hub Collins, R. H. Clark. J. S. Corkhill.
W. H. Terry. R. L. Car others, John Newman
and W. H. McGnnnigle have also signed with
Brooklyn for next season. Contracts bave
been sent to Burns, Smith, Hughes and others,
and all will be signed within the next 48 hours.
SOME D0DBT EXPRESSED.
Will or Will Not the Standard Do Some
More Gobbling t
Tbe report that the Standard Oil Com
pany had purchased the Globe Befinery,
the Freedom Eefinery and the Western and
Atlantic Pipe Line, cansed considerable
excitement in oil circles yesterday, though
the report was not generally credited.
For the purpose of ascertaining the trnth
or falsity of the various rumors, a Dis
patch reporter yesterday called on Mr. D-.
P. Keighard, Manager of the Globe Eefin
ery. In answer to the newspaper man's
questions Mr. Beighardsaid:
"I do not know anything abont the
'gobble,' as you reporters call it. The first
I heard of the matter was told me here in
my office this morning, I have been in the
East, and heard nothing while there. Our
refineries were not built to sell, and It is our
intention to rnn them independently long
as possible." ' '
"Then- yon wonld sell if you got your
price!" suggested the reporter.
"Certainly. But I do not think that the
Standard is willing to pay our price. We,
at any rate, will not makeHhe first offer."
Jos. Craigj President of the "Western and
Atlantic Pipe lines, was also seen. Mr.
Craig was not very communicative, but
said be knew nothing about the matter fur
ther tban what he had learned from the
A RAILROAD TO MORGANTOWtf.
An Excenslon ot the Wayn&sbnnr and Wash
ington R. H. Under Discussion.
General J. F, Temple, of Waynesburg,
was in the city yesterday confering with the
officials of the Pennsylvania Company re
lative to the extension of the Waynesbnrg
and Washington road from "Waynesbnrg
through tbe Mt. Morris oil fields to Morgan
town, W. Va.
The farmers and others along the proposed
route offer to subscribe (30,000 and give the
right of way as an indncement, bnt the Gen
eral can do no more with the Pennsylvania
Company nnttl he is able to make oners in
an authoritative manner. , He thinks that
the people along the route will respond
REMEMBERED THE LIEUTENANT.
Members of an Eoslue Company Present an
Ex-Captain With m Watcb.
A pleasant entertainment was given last
night by the members of Engine Company
15 to pay a tribnte of their regard and
friendship to Lientenant John Phillips,
who resigned from the company a few days
ago to accept a good position with the Alle
gheny Light Company.
Six of the firemen, Captain Phillip Mc
Guire, George Cramer. George McClelland,
Elmer Croco, William -McGatvey'.iand
William Michaels had purchased a beantl-,
fuIVtroldi watcb. chain iaadheaw.eold'
Rit,n1tMnMuttlliiir s'uHa.. Jnir-u a Voaa-i
STOOL'S GREAT FEAT.
The Califomian Beats .Axtell'a fie
markable Trotting Record.
A MILE TROTTED IN 2:10 1-2.
Other Famous Records Broken Ij the Far
. West lonmtsters.
THE SMITH-JACKSON GLOYE CONTEST.
ItcCleUand and FrMdy Put Up Their Final Deposit for
Sunol, the California trotting wonder,
lowered Axtell's record yesterday from 2:12
to 2:10- There were other great trotting
records broken. Extraordinary precautions
are being taken for the Smith-Jackson con
test this evening. Priddy and McClelland
pnt up their final deposit for their mile race
for $500 a side.
San Feancisco, November 9, The
lovers of the tnrf were given an exhibition
at the Bay District track this afternoon,
such as never before has been seen on the
Pacific coast. The great event ot the day
was the performance of Senator Stan
ford's filly, Sunol, which made the remarka
ble time of 2:11 thus lowering the 3-year-old
record of 2:12 recently made by Axtell.
'During the last few weeks horsemen have
been greatly interested in the approaching test
of Sunol's capabilities, and when the Ally was
brought out on the track this 'afternoon there
A BIO CROWD PEESENT TO
witness her performance. She was accom
panied by a running mate. Tbe start was made
with the latter about a furlong behind. Sunol
reached the quarter in 32 seconds; she went to
the half in liaj, and it then seemed certain
that, barring a break, she would suceeed in
lowering the record. Her .time to tbe third
quarter was VS!. The runner pressed her
closely down tbe stretch, and Marvin, her
driver, applied the whip, bnt the colt did not
make the slightest skip and passed under the
wire In 2:10
When the Time was announced
THESE "WAS tVILD CHEEKING
amonf- the spectators, and the enthusiasm con
tinned several minutes.
Von Wilkes yearling stallion record of 238J5
was also lowered this afternoon by Count
Valeusius Faustlno, who trotted a mile in 2.35.
The third record lowered at Bay District track
to-day was by Begal "Wilkes, who started to
beat Axtell's 2rrear-oId stallion of 2-23. Begal
Wilkes trotted tbe mile without a skip in
2:20 Stambonl also trotted to-day to make
212 on a wager made some time ago that he
would accomplish the feat before the close of
the year. His time was 2:13 which lowers
bis own record by one second. Palo Alto
started to beat tbe stallion record of 242, but
be broke badly on the stretch, and finished
SMITH AND JACKSQX.
Extraordinary Preparations for Their Great
Ten-Ronnd Glove Contest.
IBT CABLZ.TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
London, November 9. Copyright A
boxing match between Jackson, tbe Australian
black, and Jem Smith, with four-ounce gloves,
will, according to present arrangements, be
brought off late Sunday night. The Marquis
of Queensberry will be one of the judges, and
old Sir John Astley will act as umpire. The
encounter will take place'in the big ball of the
unfinished new Pelican Clnb, in an 18-foot
ring. Tbe club committee are making pro
digious efforts to prevent outsiders gaining ad
mission. There are a thousand members, and
all In town have received tneir ticaets irom tne
bands of tbe committee. Her Majesty's mall
being considered unsafe. Very few guests
have been invited, but the number includes
Jem Mace and seven other pugilists of repute
and fairly clean living.
The committee bave heard of a plot by which
a number of notorious roughs are to force an
entrance and bave mane elaborate arrange
ments to frustrate it. A strong force will hold
the entrances to tbe builaing and every person
arriving and every ticket presented will be
scrutinized by the committeemen and officials.
Tbe fight is for 1.000. subscribed by members
of tbe Pelican Club, 800 eolng to the victor
and 200 to tbe vanquished.
If any reliance can be placed upon tbe re
spective partisans, tbe combat will be of a most
terrific character, but reports from training
quarters show that Smith and Jackson hare
found time for a little quiet talk during the in
tervals, when the punching sack was allowed
rest, and certain knowing ones are ready to
take 2 to 1 tbat the result will be a draw. Both
men are in good health. Smith dreads Jack
son's long reach, and the negro fears Smith's
ability to hammer his ribs. The Pelicans are
very proud of the whole affair, and claim this
is the first fight in this country in which the
men are absolutely assured of a fair field and
With the race for the Liverpool cup to-day
the flat racing season has practically come to
an end. Tbe favorite, Claribelle, led through
out easily, until 00 yards from home, when
Philomel came with a rush and won by three
quarters ot a length. Bevedor and Theo
sophist also passed Claribelle, finishing second
and third respectively. Philomel, who
started at 20 to 1 against him. Is the property of
Colonel North. It is somewhat remarkable
that all great handicaps this autumn have
been won by outsiders.
A Good Crowd Sees Eight Fine Races on a
Nashville. Tenw., November 9.--The last
day at the Westside Park was cloudy and
very cold, but a good crowd was in attendance
notwithstanding and betting was hearty. The
track was in passable condition, and though
the racing was good, the favorites taking most
of tbe money.
Kirst race, selling purse for 2-year-olds that have
been beaten and not won at the meeting, allow
ances, four furlongs.
Second race, telling purse, allowances, seven
lurlongs Somerset won by a length. Consignee
second, a length In front of Katie S third. Time,
Third race, purse, free handicap, one mile
ltlval won by half a length, Martyr second, half a
length In front or Argenta third. Time. 1-4SX.
fourth race, same conditions and distance as
third race Hornpipe won by two lengths, Monita
Hardy second, a length ahead or Queen of Trumps
third. Tlme,l:K. ,
Firth race, purse a free handicap for 3-year-olds,
five farlongs-SU O'Lee won by fourlengths.
Znefola second, barely a nose In front of Armiel
third. Time, 1:07. . ......
Blxth race, same condition! as fifth Basil Duke
won by two lengths, Cecil B. second, length in
front of J. B. Freed third. Tlme,l:06M.
Seenth race, selling pnrse, allowances, five
furlongs Banbeoy woa by half a length. Weeks
second, hard pushed by Probusus, third. Time,
Eighth race, same conditions and distance as
the seventh race Tom Karl won by Ore lengths.
Bobln second, one length in front of Germanic,
third. Time, 1-C6.
THE BIG FOOT 3ACE.
Priddy and McClelland Fat Up Their Final
Deposit for Tbeir Contest.
E. C, McClelland and Peter Priddy, accom
panied by their backers, were at this office yes
terday and put up the final deposit of 250 each
for tbeir mile race lor $500 a side. The race
wilt take place at Exposition Park on Saturday
Both peds are looking in the very best of
health and each is confident of victory. The
appearance of each man reflects credit on the
trainers. All kinds of rumors are current as
what each contestant is doing; and some au
thorities claim tbat if tbe track is good 42a
will be beaten. Doubtless both runners bave
given satisfaction on their '"trials," but it re
mains to be seen whether or not either of tbem
is so speedy as anything like 4:25. McClelland
at present weighs 130 ponnds and is 6 feet 7
Inches high. He Is 23 years old. Priddy Is a
little taller and a little heavier ana about the
Elizabeth, U. J.. .November J. First race,slx
furlongs Blue Bock won, Puzzle second, Brad
ford third, rime. 1:19.
Second race, one and one-eighth miles Dun
boyne won. Heyday second, Theodotlns third.
Third race, six furlongs Cracksman won, Har
rlsbnrg second. Radiant third. Time, 1:27.
Fourth race, six rurlongs Freedom won, Arab
second. Hoyil Darter third, 'llmr, 11.
Fifth race, fire and one-hall furlongs Began
colt won, Gunwad second, Veronica third.
Time, ltU. , ...
Sixth race, one mile Bravo won, Sing Idle sec
ond, Joe Lee third. Time, 1:52.
, , MeKeetflo-jjiKeeerfI. .
Paring the recent bwl;sae-.it Ke
Kecjport Cl played 71
en r games, wuMcaTti
to Canton and one to Wheeling), all clnbs'froa
leagues under national agreement protection.
Torreyton by leading tbe batting wins the
elegant cold medal to be given by 'he McKees
port Daily News to tbe best batter. Q,umn.
first baseman, and O. Smith, outfielder; are
tied for the best fielding average. Tbe Base
ball Association did a business of about 98.500,
and their expenses were about $5,000, counting
the building of fences, grand stand, etc.
Nothing bas been decided In regard to next
year, and the clnb ma7 enter some larger
league if the inducements are offered.
rirxciu. tuxoaxx to tux disfatcb.1
New, "tfoBK, November 9. The entiles for
First race. Sfnrlonci, selling Gnardsman 120,
Sllverstar 117. Clatter 114, Gounod ill. Mattle
Looram 111, Groomsman 114, Zaeatecas IDS, J. J.
Ilealy 105, Solona 103, Woodstock 105. Brsdbura
103, ftlng Arthur 105. Helen McGregor, colt 105,
Frsnkle w 105, Eugene BrodlelOS.
Second race, 5 furlongs. sellinjr Little Addle 19.
Van 120, Faster 120, Osceola J20. Kalcoa 120,ltedllght
117. Bob Forsyth T, Glenlaco lll.Orlow iug.Seat
ic ; 108. Miss ullre 103. Lorris 103, W oodion 103, Wan
derer II 103. Berlin 105.
Third race, seven ,fnrIonjr Mlddlestone 11&,.
Jaek Bose 118, Owen Golden 118, Mischief 115,
Fourth race, one mile, selling Wanoo 107, Jen
nie McFarland 103, Battersby 102, She 101, Gard-
Firtii race, mile and one-sixteenth, handicap
Vivid 107, Kasson 107, Beatlck 105. Bonanza 103,
MaryT 101. Wlldcherry 102, Specialty 99, Alan
lSxthrace, six and one-half furlongs, maidens
Klngsford 122, Frank warner 112, Someday 112,
Linguist 122: Here 117, Bailie Harper 109. Frankle
E107, Uoneaway 107, Alfred B 107, King Idler
As unknown wants to fight Jack Have for
$50 a side.
Jeekt Dennt is very emphatic, and his
words are like thunderbolts.
Mb. Al. Johnson sys tbat IS or 20 deserters
won't effect the Brotherhood.
Feed Natjqle and P. Clark rnn a 100-yard
race at Homestead to-morrow for $100 a side.
Now" for the Leaene. Brooklyn has signed
Tom Daly and all the leading players of the
Lyman Ridges, of California, an engineer
in the Geological Surrey, has resigned.
Pipg Vann was hanged yesterday at Somer
ville, Oa., for the murder ot North White on
May 1, 18S8. On tbe scaffold Vann shook bands
with tbe father and brotber of his victim, from
whom he received forgiveness.
Richard Phillips was arrested In New "York
yesterday for robbing William P. Nixon, a
commission merchant residing on Wabash ave
nue, Chicago, of $5,500 worth of Jewelry and
silverware on DecemDer II, 1832, Phillips was
committed to await tbe arrival of a detective
A heavy rain fell In New York Friday
night, and yesterday morning flooded many
streets in tbe city. In the morning there was a
heavy fog banging over the bay and livers, and
not only were tbe shipping much Incommoded
but even the elevated trains were compelled to
run Blow, to avoid collisions.
An east-bound frelcht train on the Penn-
grlvanla Railroad parted Friday nigbt at
bickiej, Pa., and then collided with terrible
force. Three loaded cars were burled into the
canal near by, and their contents rained, and
several other cars broken. The water will be
drawn from tbe canal to recover the cars.
The new United States man-of-war Chicago
came in collision yesterday morning with a tug
and float of freight cars in the Hast river. New
York. The weather at the time was foggy.
The Chicago was not injured, but considerable
damage was done to the freight cars on the
float. Tbe Chicago continued on her course.
Frank Frost, the cashier of the Pacific
Mall Steamship Company at Panama, Is a de
faulter. He was bonded by the Fidelity and
Casualty Company of New York. This com
pany secured his arrest, conviction and sen
tence to lalL A peculiar feature of his sen
tence is tbat he must serve, in additloh to bis
regular sentence, one day for every dollar ha
stole. On this account he will have to serve
sine years extra.
Two freight trains collided at More,luV
yesieruay. noia locomotives ana several cars
were badly wrecked. Two oil tanks were
broken, and the people living in tbe vicinity
came with vessels and seenred oil enough for
lighting purposes for months. A box car was
shattered and out of it stepped a horso un
harmed. Tbe trainmen jumped og and 'es
caped. The road was completely blocked for
case of the seized American schooner,
. Adams, wbich was settled a week aeo.
I was again before tbe Admiralty Court at Ot
tawa yesieruay. ua motion ox u. u. isoraeiv
for the Dominion Government, tbe Chief Jus
tice gave an order for the sale of the vessel,
conditionally tbat the order shall not pass until
next Wednesday, when Messrs. Meagher and
Drysdale expect to receive instructions from
their clients in the United States.
The boiler of tbe tug Comet, of the White
Star Line of tugs, exploded at 7:30 o'clock yes
terday morning at Buffalo, badly wrecking the
boat and injuring two of the crew. The toiler
was thrown forward, smashing tbe forepart of
the boat Into fragments. Engineer Daniel
Legrew was blown 60 feet into the air. and fell
into the canal, where he was picked up. Ono
of his arms and a leewere broken, and he was
alio badly bruised and scalded. Captain Ader
was also thrown into tbe water, but bis in
juries are not serious. Ovrepressure was un
doubtedly the cause of the explosion.
A fine lookingyoucg man appeared at the
recruiting station at Milwakee a few days ago,
and made application for admission to the
regular army. He passed an excellent examin
ation and was accepted and seat to the front.
His name was given as Edwin J. Drexel, and
after he left for the front it waslearned that he
was a nephew of the late A. J. DrexeVthe mil
lionaire banker ot Philadelphia, whose daugh
ter Catherine took the white veil at a Pitts
burg convent on Thursday. He was a sort of
disinterested member of the wealthy family,
some of his youthful actions, It is said, shock
ing, bis relatives to such an extent that they
concluded to let him out in the division of the
property. After wandering; about the country
for several years he considered the standing
army was about the last resort for him.
A sensational breach of promise suit has
been instituted by MUS Mary Tart, a young
lady of White Bear village. Minn, against Dr.
H.S. Romans, a promising physician of the
same place. The parties bave been residents
therefor a number of years, and are well
known in St. Paul. The promise of marriage,
as both Miss Tart and Dr. Romans admit, was
made five years ago. lbese years having
Snickly glided by and the Doctor falling to f nl
11 his vows and promises, tbe young lady has
brought action for 35,000 as a salve for wounded
affections. She has gone further and garn
lsheed tbo Doctor's money, $1,069 of which is in
tbe Germanic Bank, and snialier amounts in
other banks. Dr. Romans, m bis answer, does
not deny his promise, but he alleges that the
marrlagv was not to be celebrated until he was
in circumstances wbich would permit of It He
lsnownanaicappoaoyjoiss-xart having garn
isbeedhis money, and be is nnable to do any-
The absence of the names of the Hon.
George Foster and lady from the list of Cabinet-
ministers ana tneir wives wno were lsvitea on
Thursday tir dine with Sir John and La.tr Mac-
donald at Earascllff proves that Lady Mac-
uonaia wenas to ignore nernusoanasALuuter
of Finance and bis "Chicago divorced" wife.
That means ostracism from Canadian society
for tbem. At present tbe Minister of Finance
and his wife live in a small brick cottage near
tbe Parliament buildings. Tbey keep a servant
and in point of economy are setting a very good
example to some of tbe civil service clerks em
ployed In his department wbo, on a small
salary, are keeping -np a retinue of servants
that would do credit to the establishment of a
Consul General. Mr. Foster is said to have
keenly felt tbe action of Archbishop O'Leary
at Westport, the other day, in excommunicato
ing a woma.i wbo bad been divorced in Chicago
and was living in Canada with a second hus
band. Mrs. Foster, in the eyes of the law,
stands lu the same position as this woman,
although not ot the same religions persuasion.
Notice was received at the Morgue last
night tbat a child had died at No. 7 Fourth
street from -convulsions and the Coroner was
wanted. No particulars were furnished.
The Air Medlcn tor nnd Injector
Is an apparatus for the treatment ol catarrh,
asthms, etc., by medicated air. It restores
hearing, prevents colds, cares roaring in
the ueaa. a. cnua
. ... : rn.f ..
jaratus is given with,
eaca treatment. Jioe
injector has been in
use losr years with a
record of cpriag all
simple catarrhs in
from three to six
months. Dr. Moore
treats cases with suc
cess at any dis
tance. S. G. MOOSE,
legheny, Ta,. exclu
sive practitioner In treatment of eatarrb,
nervous and chronic diseases. ThSa
BAYER At his residence, 39 Ohio street;
Allegheny, on Sunday, Novetaber H, 18W, at
12:05 A. sc John Batxb, aged -fears (
mouths as days.
Notice of fgaeeeJ hire after.
WJOfBIL-At the jsMfrHyi
FralBwttiMiis. at U:M.
1 1 m3fir
For Western -ft",
fylvania and Welt
Virginia, fair: clear
ing veathtr in Wttl&
trn New York;
channn in. tmnTa-
ture; variable wind, jJ"V ,rtS
vtbvHiwo; eaneriyif ;
For Ohio, fair..
clearing, warmer, winds becoming- soufA.
THE BEAS WAS5T ASLEEP- A
A Hunter Bitterly Repents Trylo WHaTB-S
Fan Wltb tbe Vnrmin, ' ' X Ih
RfwuoTrr.N. Y. November 9. Bears ar
mora numerous In the Catsxlll Mountains this ,
fall than for many previous years. Oneofthsj
most successful hunters is familiarly called "
"Duch Fred," and he lives at Phoenicia. Th '
other day be and anothernimrod tracked abear i
and its two cubs to a narrow cave in tire ,
mountain west of Phoenicia. The men closed
the mouth of the cave and went home. The
next day they returned. "Dutch Fred"
looked into the aperture and saw Bruin,
as be supposed, asleep. He told his
companion that before entering tho
cave with a lighted torch be would
bave "a little fun with the varmint.' Ho
thrnst bis left arm into the. hole intending to
grasp the bear's paw, but Instead the bruta
caught bis hand in bis mouth and burled Its
teeth in the flesh. With his disengaged hand
the hunter fired his revolver seven times Into"
the animal's head. "Dutch Fred's" companion
then entered the cave with torch and cap
tured one ot the cubs. Tbe other escaped.
On Wednesday Charles Saxe and John Wool
heater; of Tannersville, bunted, for squirrels
They took a dos along. In tbe rear ot the old
Beach Mountain House they heard a noise In.
the bushes, and looking in the direction of the
sound, saw a large bear coming down tbe hill
toward them. Saxe fired and wounded Brain in
the right shoulder. The sharsy brute turned
tall, the dog after it. While the chase was go
ing on another bear crossed the path ottha
huntersv Both escaped,
The new schedule of the Pemickey ant the ,
McKeesport and Believe mon railroads wht go '
Into effect on November 17. - .
THE MOST MARVELOUS OF JUJ&ri
Is the Par Eighl-Yeir-OId Export Gucltsa.
beimer Whisky. "
Innocent and harmless, and always reliable
wben a. pure, good, old, well-matured whisky la
required. Sold only by Jos. Fleming fc Son.
412 Market sL, in full quarts $1 00. or six for.
15 00, where yon will also find the largest and'
most complete stock of
PURE CALIFORNIA WINES
to be found In the two cities. These wines are
of excellent quality and are sold at popular
prices. Baited to the masses and bound ta
please all who love good, pure wine. Fall
quarts, 0 cents, or $5 00 per dozen.
Mail orders solicited and shipped promptly.
JOS. FLEMING & BON, ,-
EXCUSE MS, UHMiTiY1, ,
DRUGGISTS, PITTSBURG, PA-
""' ' i. - i H
Give ma a lift with this ton coat of inlne..I,-j
always have trouble getting it on, and I may '
have to get a new one. "Nonsense." Bnow, ail .
iny-.lt to DICKSON, the Tailor, -e5 Fifth ate,
cor. Wood it-, second floor, you can seta nice
mohair or silk liuine and save the price of ar
new top coat. Thanks. Snow. Happy thought.
Good day. Mr. Dickson carries tbe largest and
best assortment of sleeve lining in the city.
Telephone 1553. nolO
NOVEMBER TO, 1889.
SOUTHWEST S YBTEM-PAJJ HA.NDLE HO DTE.
Leave for Cincinnati and St. Louis, d 1:15 a. m.Vv
p. m. Chicago, d 1:15 a- m. and, 12-01 p. mj'i
Wheeling. 7.-30 a. m.. 12-06, 8:10 p.m. steubm-3
vine, SOS a. m. was&lngtoa, sua, s:35 a. m., liHU.
3:"B.4:4i, 4:33 p.m. Bulger. 10:10 a. m. Bargetts-J
iowil a nii a. m., aw p. iu. jnnosBcia, jsu
v:ju. ji.vjb. m. iwa, oit uorfu,iip.is,
llonftlds- d 4 1A. d 104i Tl. m.
Tsants abbtvx from-tbe West, d 2:10, de-Ma. ?-
m.. awi, accup. m. ucnoisoa, siaia.nu. aiea--
P7 From Pittsburg Union Station,
beavliie, s-oap, m. wneeiiag, -fiu, s:a. roi-;
3.-05. 5-SS p. m. Bargetutown. T:tS a. ra., a s-s -a.
in. Washington. S-.iS. 7O0. 8.-40, J0-2S a. m.. '
2:35. :2St. m. Maosfleld, S:33, 8:3d 11:40 a. to., '
12:45, 35.9:40 and S-X p. m. Bulger, 1: p. u;
McDonalds, d 8:33 a. m , d 9-00 p. da.
NOBTRWTST STSTZU FT. WATNX BOUTX.
Leave for Chicago, d 7:25 a. m., d 12-3, d 1:00. d
B:ft except sainroay ursi p to.; Joieoo, 723 a.
ra..d 11-33, d I -CO, and except Saturday 11-20 p m.:
Crestline, J-4S a. m., Cleveland, :10. r2: dli-Oi
p. m.. mud 7-23 a. m., via F.. Ft, W. A CBy. : ew
Castle and xonngstown, 7.(5 a. m.. 12:20, 3:43 p.
m -Youngstown and .N lies, d 12:20 p. m.;Jlead
vllle, Erie and Ashtabula, 7-03 a, m.. 12-20 p. ra.;
KUes and Jamestown. 3:43 p. m.: Masslllon, 4:19
?. m-: Wheeling and Bellalre, 8:10 a. m.. 12:45.
-SO p. to.: Beavt-r Falls. 4:00. S-0S p. m.; Bearer
J-aIlsS8.-20a. m.;I.eulale. J:JOa.m. '
Uxfabt FROM ALLEOHENT Kocbnter. 8-30 a.
m.; Beaver Falls, :!"- 11-oD a.m.: Enon. 3-00 p.
4:30, 4:41 6:30, 6:15. 7-30, 8-0Op. m.j Conway, W:
p.m.; FalrOakrS 11:40 a. m.: Beaver alls, a
4.30 p.m.! Leetsdsle. 8 8:30 p. m.
Teaiss akbivx Union stailon from Chicago, ex
cept uonaay. 1-atL a a-oo, a a: a. m., a 3: aaa
d 6:50 p.m.: Toledo, except Monday, 1-30. d 6.33 a-
m., 553 aad 60 p. m.: Crestllaer 2110. p- m.s.
Yoanrstown and.ew t
lonsp.m.; nlles and Youogstown, aCMp.m-:
Cleveland, d5:S0 a. in., 2,-25, 7-OOp. m.r Wheeling
and Bellalre. 9:00 a. m 2:25.7-00 p m.: Erie aad '
vmuc, -wi. w im e.ff
Ashtabula, 13. 10:13 p. m.: JtasiUlon. 10-00a.ro.; ;
Miles and Jamestown. 8:10 a. m.; Bearer Kails. J.
7-aoa. m., i:iop-m-; weaver jraiu, a sss-p. m.; ,v
lftsdalft. 10:40D. m.
Akbivx AxxxauiNT, from Boon, 8.00 s. ra.i 7 ,,
Conway S.40, Kocheatcr, 9.40 a-m.; Beaver FaluV. S k
6.50, 7.45 a.m.. 12.00, 22.214.171.124, jIK 4.30, 8.30, .0, 4
pin; xr uui. a e.ao awzo.; jseaver mmub, a.;
ltjup.m.: ieeiioaie, n g.ua p, m,- JScaTer jim,-
d. dally; 3, Sunday only other trains, exeavtii
Sanaa y. . ,i
BALTIMORE AND OHIO BAILKOAB.,,.
Schedule in effect November ID, 1889: J
pht and .New York. "8:00 a. m. and ")S)p. m.
For Cumberland, 8.-0u a. m.. t:00, 9:24p.au
For OonnellsvUle. M:40 and 8:03 a. m., il-GB, uS
aad "5 0 p.m. For Onlontown, 28:40, a.-cea.m..
7i:w ana s:w p. so. for mu irieassai, sb:
800a.m. an.ltlo.-00 and tlSO p. m. For Wash
ington, Ba., 7yand:40a. m., "335, S3 JO ami
7 no p.m. For Wheeling, n-os, mo am., sas,
7:30 ip ra. For Cincinnati mud St. LonU. 7MSa.
131p.m. jror commons. -Vrt a. ol- -ra
m. ForMewarg. -7.-05, 9:40 s. m, -3:3a,7;3e
p. m. sot Chicago. 7-0S and TJO p. mv
Trains arrive from New York, Philadelphia
Baltimore and Washington, tdli. m.. S:i5 ti
ro. From Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago- -8:25
a.m., 9:0 p.m. From Wheeling, IJfa ',
10.50 a. m.,3:oa, "9:00 p.m. 3,
Tbrongh sleeping can to Baltimore, Washta. ' ,
ton, Cincinnati and Chicago.
-jonnviisvuie accommoaation at w: a.
The Pittsburg Transfer Company will call for
and check baggage from hotels and residence.
npoa orders left at B. & U. ticket omce, corner
nun sve. ana, vvooa St. uiua.v. oi;ul.u. oen.
Bass. Agent. J.T. O'DELL, General Manager.
Te LATS TO CXASSIFT.
K 8ALE-A HALF INTEREST IN TK "A
-Ik aulek If tots meiti hai. and &ddrM. vti-k -v
uuui uai Laif. inuiusiAuu ssiici r.nu i i w f
b a fail. FH-OTOGRAFHlrL IMiDttak on.-- J&Ji
'-IX MOT IT. ANUEaaON AW kiA'A?
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