Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, November 16, 1889, Page 6, Image 6

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The league Will Appeal to
law to
Baltimore Likely to Purchase
Senators' Franchise.
Arrangements for the Priddy
HcClelland Kace.
There was another interesting day among
the baseball men. Kansas City withdrew
from the Association, and Baltimore mar
buy the "Washington franchise. The League
will appeal to law to secure injunctions
against the old players. Final arrange
ments were made for the Friddy-SIcClelland
2etv Yoke, November 15. To-day was
the fifth day of the great baseball meetings
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. The League had
very little business to attend to, and the del
egates were soon ready to leave for home.
Sogers, of Philadelphia, said that it was a
notorious fact that a cumber of players re
served by League clubs had declared their
intention to violate said reserve, notwith
standing notices by their respective clubs of
said reserve, and of the latter's option to re
sew the usual form of contract with such
players for the season of '90. Also, that the
opinions of eminent counsel bad been re
ceived affirming the legal and equitable
rights of said clubs under said contracts to the
services of their respective players for the sea
son of '90. That, therefore, he moved the fol
lowing resolution:
Resolved, That the League hereby declares
that it will aid each of its club members in the
enforcement of the contractual rights of said
clubs to the services of its reserved players for
the season of '90; and that a committee of three
be appointed by tho League with full power to
formulate and carry out the best methods of
enforcement of said contractual rights of said
clubs; and that such committee be authorized
to draw upon the guarantee fund of the League
for such amounts as may be necessary to carry
out the intent of this resolution. Messrs.
Byrne, Rogers and Day were appointed as said
committee. Mr. Spalding offered the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved. That no League club shall from
this time enter into negotiations or contracts
with players not under League reservation, or
enter into negotiations with any club for the
transfer of any of its players until February 1,
Resolved, That a committee of three be ap
pointed to be designated as the Negotiations
Committee, of which the President of the
League shall be Chairman, to which shall be
referred all applications from players desiring
positions on League teams as well as applica
tions from club members of the national
agreement wishing to dispose of the leases of
their players;
Resolved, That the Chairman of this commit
tee shall be the exclusive channel through
which such applications and negotiation can be
conducted by the National League or any of its
clubs, and said committee shall ascertain the
terms upon which any such releases can be pro
cured or such contracts executed;
Resolved, That all League clubs in order to
secure the services of such players will indicate
to the Chairman the positions to be filled and
the names of the players wanted, and upon the
unanimous vote of said committee a contract
may be executed between a club and any player
so approved and formulated in the usual
Resolved, That the committee, by its unani
mous vote, be authorized to draw from the
guarantee fund of the League such funds .as
maybe necessary to carry ont the purpose of
this resolution, to be repaid to the fund by the
clubs benefited thereby.
Messrs. Byrne, Young and Reach were ap
pointed on this committee. The League then
adjourned, to reconvene on January 2S. 1890.
Acting rresiaem v on aer An called the As
sociation meeting to order at 11 o'clock. The
first business before the meeting was the resig
nation tendered by Delegate Q. C. Krauthoff,
of the Kansas City club, irom the Association.
According to the constitution, any club can re
sign during the month of November without
going through the formality of an acceptance
of the resignation by the Association. Messrs.
Spease and Krauthoff left the rooms, and the
Kansas City club was immediately transferred
to the Western Association by telegraph. This
action left only five clubs in the Association.
As the representatives of five clubs constitute
a quorum, business was resumed, and Zach
.Phelps, of Louisville, was elected President
All this occurred before the Association bad
been in session an hour. It leaked out later
that the
Clubs had made formal application for ad
mission to the Association. The result of the
application has not yet been made public
There are well-authenticated rumors afloat to
the effect that the Baltimore is making an ef
fort to desert the Association and it is said
that an attempt will be made by the Baltimore
managers to make their club a member of the
League by the purchase of the Washington
franchise. All the morning Walter E. Hewitt,
of Washington, and Henry R. Von der Horst.
the wealthy brewer, who virtually owns the
Baltimore club, have been in close consulta
tion. Mr. C Born, of Columbus, was elected
Vice President. The following committees
were then elected: Board of Directors Ath
letic, Baltimore, Columbus and St. Louis.
Finance Committee Columbus, Athletic and
Bt. Louis. Schedule Committe Athletic. St
Louis and Louisville. Players' Rules Ath
letic, Baltimore and Couisville. Board of Ar
bitration Phelps, Wbittaker and O'Neil.
A recess was then taken until 2.30 o'clock.
TJpon reassembling Mr. Barnie was added to
the Finance Committee. This committee was
empowered to receive applications and approve
them. Their decision will be final. Messrs.
Phe!p Whlttaker and Barnie were appointed
a committee to revise the constitution. The
next meeting of the association will be held in
Columbus in December. The meeting was ad.
journed until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. J
jur. .Byrne saia:
"I have no reply to make to any statement
made by the St. Louis club or its allsged legal
representative. The press and the public will
readily recognize and appreciate the animus
which prompts any statements made by the ex
champion club of the American Association
against the Brooklyn club "
After the routine business the Hon. John J.
O'Neil, Mr. Von aer Abe's legal adviser, ex
plained the argument of the '-combine" in the
following manner, as he walked nervouslv up
and down the carpet
"Ton gentlemen are probably aware of the
statements floating around the corridors to the
effect that a combine had been formed against
the Cincinnati and Brooklyn clubs. I wish to
contradict these statementsand the men in this
room will bear me out There has been no
combine having for its object any injury to
Brooklyn or Cincinnati. We have known for
tome months that the Brooklyn and Cincinnati
clubi had intended forsaking the Association.
Realizing that we had to deal with a conspiracy
-we selected a man in Mr. Phelps for President
whom we knew to be above suspi
cion and who would not be influenced
by a financial consideration. We knew he did
pot have a dollar invested in the Louisville
club. We believed he would preserve the As
sociation from disintegration agaigst some who
were conspirators in it We believed that the
Brooklyn club resorted to dishonorable means,
such as Indirect bribery and tampering with
the club in order to get the Association cham
pionship. Telegrams were sent by A. J.
Bnshong, a Brooklyn catcher, to John Milli
gan, 5f the St Louis club, of a very compro
mising nature. These telegrams were the re
sult of an agreement, as near as can be learned,
made previously between
toihe effect that Bo-hong agreed to give Mill-
.fancne-nsil of the money he recelred in case.
tho Brooklyn team won, if HUHfrn would do
the same with him. At this time the Brooklyn
team was four frames ahead. One of the tele
crams was produced by Mr. O'Neil. It read as
To John liiUlt-an, Catcher BU Louis Baseball
FMIKDJACK Hone Ton will answer the tele
trram 1 sent you which was that 111 give S200 for
your share In our agreement. It will be a per
sonal favor to me lfyoa will and besides will he a
sure thin for you and yet jtlve me a chance to
make a little. Don't lose your chance as yon did
with Tucker, heply Instantly at my expense.
A. J. BnsiiONO.
Mr. O'Neil closed his talk by sayinc that It
was the intention of the Association to hew
close to the line In the future no matter whero
the chips fell, to play honest ball and make the
came purely an athletic test between men and
Mr. Von der Ahe stated that the dispatch to
Milligan was opened by him as he thought
John micht be sick and he was given permis
sion to open any letter that he thought was of
any importance. "When I read the diSDatch."
continued Mr. Von der Ahe, "I was thunder
struck. Wlien I saw Milligan and asked him
to explain matters, he said that the agreement
which has already been read here, was true In
crery respect, but he contended that he did not
mean anything wrong."
He Snjs gome Pointed Things About the
New York. November 1& After the League
meeting adjourned to-day, A. G. Spalding was,
interviewed on the situation.
He said be was perfectly satisfied with the
legislation and work of the League at this
meeting and with the addition of Brooklyn and
Cincinnati, he considered the League stronger
now than it. ever was in its history. The in
creasing of the bond to be given by each club
to $25,000, not only in his opinion insures the
financial responsibility of the League, but Is a
guarantee to the players that any contract
made between r League club and a player can
be enforced by the player.
"The League," said Mr. Spalding, "by the
abolishment of the 'sale system and classifica
tion rule-and by the payment of $250toSut
cllffe. although technically there was no legal
obligation to do this, as Sutcliffe did not sign
a Brotherhood contract with the Detroit club
in 1SS7 containing the salary reservation clause,
has civen the players more than they asked for,
all of which carries out my promise to Ward
that the matters referred to in our June con
ference could safelv be entrusted to the
League for a fair consideration and settlement
at its annual meeting. The League has up to
the present time given the Brotherhood every
thing they have asked for, and if after this
action the players are determined to make an
effort to break the League and Join a rival
onranlzation they must prepare themselves to
take the consequences."
In answer to a question as to what the policy
of the League would be toward their revolting
players. Mr. Spalding said that no one could
speak definitely for the League, but his per
sonal Idea was tnstu tnepiayers persist in
their "conspiracy," and show in same more
substantial way than empty threats that they
really intend to carry their scheme into opera
tion, he had no doubt that the League clubs
would make every possible effort to enjoin the
players from playing in any other organiza
tion. Mr. Spalding said that it was the opinion
of some of the most prominent lawyers in the
country that such an injunction will hold. He
has, as yet seen no opinion from any lawyer
on the other side, indicating the reverse.
"In case the injunctions are not obtainable
what will thepolicv of the League be thenT"
Mr. Spalding was asked.
"In that event there will be nothing left for
the League to do but to expel all the players
who enter into the conspiracy, which will prac
tically mean their retirement Irom professional
baseball, should their rebellious scheme prove
a failure.
"I have too high a regard for the general in
telligence of the rank and file of the League
players to believe that they will be led into
such a dangerous experiment by a few hot
headed anarchists, urged on and abetted by a
few enthusiastic long-chance capitalists whose
only possible interest in the matter, according
to their 'own statements, is tbe amonnt of
money they hope to realize out of it"
He Wants to Pat His Plnyers on the Co
operative Plan.
KetTobk, November Id The Cincinnati
players are going to be given an opportunity to
play speculative baseball next year. It is the
plan which President Stern has been hatching
for such a length of time, and a hint of which
was given out last week. Mr. Stern said to
day: I was going to wait until I got home, hut have
concluded to let you telegraph a skeleton out
line of the plan, so that the players will have
time to do a little thinkinir before I get back to
Cincinnati. They think, I guess, that I made
money last year. Such is not the case. I lost
money, and my books will show it Here is
what I nropose to do: My men. if they want to.
can go with me on the co-operative plan. By
that I mean that my players and myself will go
on the salary list at (1,200 a year each and at
the end of the season we will divide profits or
losses as the case may be. Of course tbe man
ager is tbe exception to this, for he must be paid
his contract price. Tbe players can help select
their own gate-keepers, money-coujters,
bookkeepers,auditing committee, and can have
a say in imposing fines, the discharging of
E layers, tbe engagement of new ones, and, in
nef, they will share authority with me in
everything that pertains to the management
and welfare of the club. Can anything be
fairer than that? You can add, also, that my
expense will be greater than theirs because I
will make no charge for interest on the capital
I have invested in tbe plant Everything will
go into them free. Here is a chance for them
to work on a basis that double discounts tbe
Brotherhood plans for making money. As I
say, the chance is theirs if tbey want it and I
was led to devise this plan only because I pro
pose to do everything 1 can to make them con
tented. Tbey can take their choice of tbe old
way or tbe new, and their choice will be a mat
ter of indifference to me."
He Thinks the Association and Brother
hood Could Unite.
Louisville, Ky., November 15. The with
drawals of tbe Cincinnati and Brooklyn clubs
from tbe American Association have caused no
little anxiety among the local lovers of the na
tional game. As to the fate of the Louisville
club many seem to fear that the withdrawal of
two of the strongest clnbswill result in the break
ing up of the Association, while others seem to
think that it is a very fortunate thing for the
Association. A reporter this morning called
upon Mr. Zach Phelps, the new president and
asked what would bo the effect of the with
drawal of clubs. He said:
"I am too far from the seat of war to be in
formed of the plans formed by tbe remaining
clubs. Of course the withdrawal of Brooklyn
and Cincinnati will temporarily embarass the
Association. However, all of the clnbs have
been expecting this very thing for several
months. They knew tbat Byrne and Stearns
were waiting for the first opportunity to jump
and they believed tbat tbe League would make
places for them at its November meeting.
Here is a fine chance for tbe Association to
build up the grandest League that ever ex
isted in tbe history pf baseball. It can affiliate
with the Brotherhood. I do not advocate the
breaking of the national agreement, although
things seem to have been drifting in that direc
tion for some time. Of course to unite with the
Brotherhood would be an open violation of the
agreement, unless it is shown tbat the League
has violated it in admitting the Cincinnati and
Brooklyn clubs. Whether it has or not, I do
not know as any negotiations prior to Novem
ber 1 would have been kept very quiet. It the
Association and Brotherhood were to unite, a
splendid league of ten clubs could be organ
ized. The Brotherhood players and those of
the Association Could be distributed in such a
manner to make tbe ten clubs very nearly
equal in strength,"
Got Their Charter.
Albany, N. Y., November 15. A prelimi
nary certificate of incorporation of the New
Yorks, Limited, was filed this afternoon with
the Secretary of State. The incorporators aro
Cornelius Van Cott, Edwin A. McAlpin, Ed
ward B. Tolcott, John Montgomery Ward and
William Ewing, of New York 1ty. Its objects
are "tbe exbibition of baseball and other
athletic contests." and tbe location of its busi
ness is to te at New York City. The amount of
capital stock is fixed at S20.000, divided into 200
shares at 100 each. The duration of the cor
poration is to be for tbe term of 60 years.
Will Oreaulze on Monday.
Ed Hanlon has so far succeeded in disposing
of the local Brotherhood club stock tbat he in
tends to have the club thoroughly organized
on Monday evening. A meeting of stock
holders will be held and an organization formed
at once. When that is done Hanlon will then
hustle to get all the players signed. He says
there Is plenty of money behind the Pittsburg
Brotherhood club.
Beckley'a Plans.
It is stated thai Jake Beckley has declared
his intention of remaining with the old League
club of this city. He states that he is out for
the "stuff." and Is sure ot getting It in the old
League. Ed Hanlon gives little credit to tho
rnmur, and says Jake is joking. Hanlon also
intimates that Pittsburg may bo dropped from
the old League.
Jocko Kelt's In tbe Brother bee.
It is learned on very jelUbi'-uo-Hj MssaJ.
feAjjftfes, ... i?L . . Aauft
"Jocko" Fields, the wicked little batter and
excellent catcher of the Pittsburg club, was
signed yesterday by John Ward, of the
Brotherhood, presumably to plar in the
Brotherhood Pittsburg club next season. Leaf
by leaf the roses falL
Advised by His Friends to Join Hands With
tho Brotherhood.
St. Loots, November 15. The St Louis base
ball public were up in arms to-day when they
heard of tbe desertion of Brooklyn and Cin
cinnati. To-night Eddie Von der Ahe, the
only son of tbeTresldent of the St Louis club,
at tbe suggestion of several of President Von
der Ahe's warmest friends, sent him a letter to
New York, urging him to form a coalition be
tween the clubs that are left of the American
Association and the Brotherhood.
The dispatch woundup by saying: "If you
will join forces with tbe Brotherhood we will
elect yon Governor of Missouri." Mr. Spink,
editor of tho Sporting Neve, said to-night:
"President Von der Ahe has always been
friendly to the Brotherhood, and tbe dispatch
sent out some time ago quoting him as saying
that the fight between tbe Brotherhood ana
the League was a fight between labor and cap
ital, and that he would be found on the side of
capital, was a lie made out of whole cloth.
He is too good a business man to make such a
statement, knowing, as be does, that such an
assertion would be a direct affront to a large
part of his patronage."
Ted Johnson Selected Referee for
Prlddy-McClcllnnd Contest.
The representatives of Peter Priddy and E.
C. McClelland met at this office last evening
and made final arrangements for the big foot
race which takes place between these two run
ners to-day at Exposition Park. The meeting
was of the most harmonious kind, and showed
that each party means business.
The names of Henry Meyers and Ted John
son were mentioned as suitable persons to act
as referee, and the toss of a coin decided in
favor of Johnson. It was then decided to
engage two policemen to keep the track clear.
Tbe contestants will be on the mark at 4:15. A
good rate is expected, as both peds are in ex
cellent condition and confident of victory. The
track is heavy, but the race has to take place
"rain or shine." The stakes are $500 aside and
the distance one mile.
There is sure to be some spirited betting, but
mo conamon ot the tracx will certainly pre
vent anything like fast time. Last evening
Priddy ran a strong half mile, and finished in
excellent Shape. McClelland has, it is stated,
been doing first-class work. He will strip at
132, and Priddy will be ten pounds heavier.
Sam Day has bad Priddy In charge, and
Chris. Boselip has been training Mr. McClel
land. Pnddywillbe accompanied on the track
by his trainer and George Smith, and McClel
land will be attended by his trainer and Ben
Trimber. If the weather is not extremely cool
there is sure to be a big crowd present
Tho Card at Clifton To-Day.
grxcTAX, txxxqiuuc to thz dispatch!.
New Yobk, November 15. Tho card at
Clifton for to-morrow is as follows:
Tim race, five farlongs AnstrallndlOS, Vera 105,
fautlne 105, Ban Lassie 105, Decoration 105, Made
line colt 103, Lady Agnes 1C0, Bonnie Leaf colt 93,
HemetW, Owen Koberts 88, Flambeau 88.
Second race, mile and three-sixteenths, selling
Bam D IK, Jennie McFarland 101, Belmont 100,
Yan 83. Amos 83, Banbrldge 83.
Third race, mile and a sixteenth Longitude 110,
Vigilant 110, Brian Born 102, Gallns Dan 102,
Gounod 102, Pegasus 102, ElevelCO, Woodbnrn 101,
Fannie H 89, Ocean 99, Souvenir 89, Wild Cherry
83. Carrie G 99.
Fourth race, handicap, one mile and a furlong
Speedwell 117. Frank Ward 110. asm D 107, Decep
tion 105t Jennie McFarland 105, Wild Cherry 101
Elsve 100, Specialty 98.
Fifth race, seven and one-half furlongs, selling
Count Lnna 120, Howerson IIP, Mattle Looram
110, El Trinidad 110, Elgin 110, Kasterbok 110, ilarsh
KedonllO, Ked Leaf 110. Charlie Kussell 10o, Tony
Pastor 105, King ot .Norfolk 120, General Gordon
120. Hilda 115, lyronellS. Clatter 115.
Sixth race, one mile bt. John 105, Little Mlnch
Ita, Glendale 105. Tellle Doe 105, Lsfitte 105.
Attorney Clover Wants a Sporting' Editor
Indicted for Murder.
St. Louis, November 15. Circuit Attorney
Clover had a tilt with the grand jury to-day
over tbe Jackson prize fight case. It appears
the grand jury refused to return an Indictment
for murder against Joseph A. Murphy, sporting
editor of the Gloat-Democrat, who was referee
of the fight Circuit Attorney Clover said:
"Tbe grand jury took upthe murder of young
Jackson and beard testimony regarding It
This morning I ascertained that, while the
grand jury was ready to return indictments
against the principal, Ahern, the Dalys and
uiuer accessories, it woma not return an in
dictment against tbe referee, Joseph A. Mur
phy. I protested against such discrimination;
but, on finding that the members were deter
mined to adhere to tbat line of action, I in
sisted on tbe omission of the whole matter
from their report I took the whole case out of
their hands and will submit it to the next grand
He Talks About Jackson and Godfrey, the
A local sporting man returned from Phila
delphia yesterday and repeated the opinion of
Arthur Chambers, the once famous lightweight
pugilist, regarding Godfrey and Jackson, the
tn o colored pugilists. Chambers said:
"Jackson is a good man; one of the best His
movements are excellent and he has an ex
traordinary reach. He is not a very heavy
hitter, but he is quick and has a pair of good
legs. Godfrey is also well built and quick, but
be cannot give much punishment He is a
good pugilist, however."
military Shooters.
Bedford, Pa., November 15. The time for
rifle practice in the National Guard closes to
morrow. Company Lot the if th Regiment,
Second Brigade, N. G. P., commanded by Cap
tain Robert C. McNamara, of Bedford, Pa., has
qualified every man of his company, among.
are also quallfied,making69 men qualified. The
Colonel Walker trophy was awarded Company
I for superior marksmanship for the rifle sea
son of 18SS. Upon examination of the Adjutant
General's report, this is the best record that
has ever graced the annals of military marks
manship in the National Guard of Pennsylva
Some Great Sport.
There will be a great display of boxing,
wrestling and other athletic sports at Little
Washington this evening. A grand benefit is
to be tendered Bilson Jack, the well-known
middle-weight pugilist, and he will wind up
with an unknown of Cleveland, O. The un
known Is supposed to be Rcddy Gallagher. Ed
ReiUy, the local wrestler, will appear. He
wants to wrestle any 130-pound man, catch-as-catch-can,
for $250 a side. Wise, Bisseil, Simp
son, Hays and others will give boxing exhibi
tions. Tbe County League.
A meeting of tbe Allegheny County Base
ball League was held last evening; when tbe
Pf.it nannQnt mia nrAntp ' tn fha 7nF T.J
Athletics. Mr. Pratt expressed his pleasure In f
presenting ine nag io sucn a una set oi young
fellows. Other business of minor Importance
was transactea, ana tne meeting aajonrnea.
Rode Himself ro Death.
Rochester, N. Y., November 15. Ellis B.;
Freatman, a memDer oi tne uenese Bicycle-
Club, who recently competed in tbe road raci
from Buffalo to this city, died yesterday. Hii
death was the result of over-exertion in
race. He was 28 years of age. He leaves
widow and one child.
Kllroy With the Brotherhood.
Philadelphia, November 10. Delahai
signed a Brotherhood contract to-day. Art;
Irwin, of the Washington club, was hern
day, and stated that he had signed Matt ,1
Ktlroy, of the Baltimore club, for the Bo ,.
Brotherhood dub.
fipertlng Notes.
Theee are wars and rumors of wars In'
baseball world.
If Baltimore gets into the League the old
ganization will be a gainer.
It is stated tbat Latham has accented
advance money from the Chicago Brotherh
club. i
BnoOELTN and Cincinnati have paid lL,
than any other two clubs to get into the LeafCff
hnv UUIUCO U. vuMU,p&ue, . iwwauij fc.
cave gotten a premium to join.
IN talking oi tne croiuernooa yesteruay i 0i.
onel Rogers said he didn't care anything ab nc
tbe organization, but he would guarantee tl t
cash or anvthlng else if John M. Ward wot i?
attend tbe meeting and answer a few questlc 3,
under oath "mind yon, I say under oath,'
Jfew iorictiun.
The most effective "night cap" is a gl
of if. bs V. s iron uity Deer.
Fbtb hosiery and underwear.
Jam H ASSXS& CO., 100 JSftk
Mslflssa - r&yaffl
His Keasons for Suggesting: That the
Government Should Cease
Sent Oat of the Treasury in Kesponse to
'Private Demands for It.
The Treasurer's Flan Still Criticised by Eminent
Treasurer Huston's plan to prevent the re
turn of so many silver dollars to the Treas
ury has been explained by that gentleman,
together with his reasons for such a recom
mendation. But that does not suffice with
other financiers, who find it a subject of
Washington, November 15. The mys
teriousuggestion Dy Treasurer Huston, in
his annual report, that for the Government
to cease paying tbe cost of -transportation
on silver sent out of the Treasury in re
sponse to private demands might be effect
ive as a means of preventing tbe return of
the coin to the Treasury, has finally been
explained by that gentleman,
"Let us suppose," he says, '-that a bank
in my State, when the grain harvesting sea
son approaches, with the necessity for pay
ing off large numbers of field hands, makes
a draft upon us for 50,000 in standard sil
ver dollars. There is no hesitancy in
making this call, because it will not cost
the bank anything to get the money. "Well,
the men are paid off, tbe season of harvest
is over, and the silver finds its wav back
into the bank by degrees. The managers
of the bank, knowing that they
for a long time, conclude to ship it to us
once more, because they are aware that at any
time they desire they can have it returned
without expense. Now don't yon see that
if the managers understood that they would
be.obliged to pay a ronnd sun for recover
ing possession of that silver they would not
send it back to us so promptly?"
"But would they order it in the first place
as readily if they had to pay transportation
on it?" he was asked.
"Well, experience has shown thai we can
not expect to keep more than $55,000,000 to
60,000,000 in circulation at any time. The
amount varies slightly, but the average is
pretty well maintained year by year. I as
sume that it would stay about the same if
we ceased paying transportation. But the
point I wanted to impress in my report was
that if the Government ceased paying trans
portation, the banks which now'feel confi
dent of their ability to get their silver again
by merely asking for it would hold fast to it
while it is in their hands, instead of ship
ping it to "Washington when there was a
temporary lull."
A well-known financier who was for a
number of years an officer of die Treasury,
when this explanation was qnoted to him
promptly commented: "That is a brilliant
idea of the Treasurer's, but the bankers
where he came irom must do business on
peculiar principles. Anywhere else they
would do their thinking before they paid
the expressage from their town to "Washing
ton for the return of the dollars to the Treas
ury. When they are willing to take that
expense upon themselves, and incur the
further risk of having a lot of them thrown
out as counterfeit, or light weight, or other
wise imperfect, it is prettv good proof that
they want to get rid of "it, I should think.
.Having got it out of" their hands at such a
cost, does it not stand to reason that they
would think twice before ordering it back
the next season ? Mr. Huston's argument
is very interesting, but it begins at the
wrong end. It mav be that we cannot keep
more than $60,000,000 in circulation, do
what we may; butisngtGgfjOQ
such as we should' snreIy be reduced to if
w ' Husjsu policy in force?
There is no loabt of the unp0pn-.arity of
the standard do5-ar ag a coin for generai cir.
culation; my experience has given me
abudan' Pf of it. Our people were
spoiled by thjfir iong nse of paper for
form of metai moneVi anil especially so
bulky a forr as Bilver. But there is the
silver law, jhich cannot be repealed as a
whole, and it js certainly to the interest of
everybody tfljput as aany of these dollars
out of the i jTreasurv vaults and into the
w a5 n e hands of the De0Dle a5 Pos
sible. All j,e Government pays for car
nage, as I Understand the present contract,
is 2 mills a mile for eTery $1,000. Those
are very ltjw terms much lower than any
private paUy could command from the ex
press companies. Is it not the part of wis
dom, tbereW to facilitate, as far as prac
ticable, tbfc draft of dollars from the Treas
ury, whetpep some of them afterward come
back to itor noto
Bought at Auction.
The larfrest anptinn mIa iht Iifln taVn
place iU years was held last Tuesday, No
vemberf i2j in New York City. It was a
sale of jthe entire clothing stock of the well
known) firm of Messrs. Kaumberg, Eraus,
Lauew & Co., and included the finest of
overcfiats and suits, for which this firm is
specially noted. Always looking for these
opportunities, our buyer was on hand. He
hotight, and he bought heavily at about one
thirdf what the goods cost to manufacture.
We paid spot cash, and the first fast ex
prei s landed them at our Btore, corner
Gra at and -Diamond streets. "We have ar
ran ;ed them on 12 counters; and marked
the a at a little above cost To-day you can
hav e a pick from this purchase.and at $8 buy
a "indsome chinchilla overcoat, worth $15
anj $16; $12 gives you a selection of im
ported English kersey overcoats, regular
Prlce $22 to $24; also cape coats and top
cobts, storm coats at $10 and $12. Men's
snfits in sacks and cutaways, $10 and $12,
vjrth double the money. P. C. 0. C,
r. urant ana uiamona sts., opp. the new
Court House.
CASEY'S celebrated "Lot- Cabin" whiakv
io a fine Monopgabela rye, pure in quality
auu uicuun nun agr, its qualities u a sum
nlant are unexcelled. 1'or sale at T. D.
Casey & Co.'sold corner, 971 Liberty street.
Half-hose, doable sole, soft and elastic, 25c.
Hosiery bargains to-day.
Jos. Hokne & Co. 's
Penn Avenue Stores,
Decorated dinner sets, dessert plates,
enps and saucers for coffee, tea and alter
dinner, in almost endless variety, at
Greer's, Penn ave., opposite Library Hall.
The Snnltnrlum, Green r-prlng, O.,
The leading health resort; the richest min
eral spring in America. Steam heat, elec
trics lights,-all kinds of baths, experienced
physician and nurses. A desirable place
for invalids.and a pleasant home for the
winter. Write for pamphlet and winter
rates. "W. 0. Westox, Lessee.
See the window display of ?1 felt hats the
best for the money you ever saw.
Penn Avenue Stores.
At the old reliable china store of W.. P.
Greer, 622 Penn are., opposite Library
Hall, a full and complete line of all goods
pertaining to a first-class china store can al
ways be had.
is the question asked by Julia
Ward Hows in to-mooow'a DIS
PATCH . ,x
The French Academy has awarded a prize
to Marion Crawford, the author.
A rich vein of silver has been struck at
Bandolph, IS miles east of Jamestown, N. Y.
Mr. Henry Lea, of Fhiladelnhia, has been
appointed a corresponding member of the
Munich Royal Academy of Science.
The Government has placed In Europe,
through the National Bank, the amount ot in
terest due on tbe national debt on January 1
A charter was issued from the State De
partment yesterday to the Altoona Homestead
Loan and Trust Company, of Altoona; capital,
The Emperor and Empress of Germany ar
rived at the Wild Park Railway station, Berlin,
this morning. The Berlin newspapers warmly
welcomed their Majesties.
Joseph Smith was struck by the western
express at the stone bridge, at Johnstown, Pa.,
yesterday, and instantly killed. He lived in
Prospect, and was 60 years of age.
The Columbus, O., Gaslight and (Joke Com
pany was sold to an Eastern syndicate yester
day, which wis represented by Colonel H. B.
Wilson. The purchase price was Sl.200.000.
The Russian Grand Duke Nicholas, who is
suffering from cancer, has nndergone a surgi
cal operation for the introduction of a canula
Into the throat. The Czar visited his uncle
Mrs. Helen F. Moore and her brother.Fied-
eiick E. Whttrnmh nf Wllhnliitn M nn
trial for the alleged murder of the woman's
husband, have been acquitted after a long and
sensational triaL
A company of Washington, Pa., capitalists
are examining the Tiltonville, O., pottery, with
a view to purchase. They expect to use the
plant as a nucleus for a large glass factory, and
a deal will probably be made.
A- telegram from Glasgow announces that
the boom in the pig iron market has collapsed.
The bull account was overburdened. Warrants
have fallen 13s. At Midalesborough warrants
declined 18s and hematite 14s.
A fire broke out in the cotton on the Guion
Hue steamer, Alaska, at LIverpooVfrom New
uim wane sno was unloading at tne Alexan
dra dock to-day. Five hundred bales were
damaged. The vessel sustained no injury.
President Harrison was not burned In effigy
at Jeffersonville, Ind., as reported. Leading
.Mpuuiiwuo wunj lniuznaai on account oi me
appointment of A. M. Lake as postmaster and
bnrnea all their transparencies and other cam
paign paraDbernalia.
Patrick McGuire, a well-known Westmore
land county farmer, while crossing tbe railroad
at Latrobe last evening, with a loaded wagon,
was struck by the Irwin coal train and badly
injured. He was thrown about 25 feet and
considerably cut about tbe head and body.
The wagon was smashed into kindling wood.
4 The call for the eighth annual meeting of
tbe National Law and Order League was Issued
yesterday. It was signed by President C. C.
Bonney, of Chicago, and Secretary L. E. Dud
ley, of Boston, and appointed the next annual
meeting of the League to be held in Toronto,
Canada, commencing the 22d of February, 189a
A deal by which the Schleslnger syndicate
purchases the Buffalo, Bouth Buffalo, Queen
and Prince of Wales ore mines, near Negaunee,
for prices aggregating about 8800,000, has been
aihsbh rta.. j ,&ir. m .. . . .
L ""i "' k'tbs vue synoicaie a lootnoia in
the Marquette district, and is an additional
earnest of Its intention to ultimately control
the non-Bessemer ore market.
An explosion which shook Little Washing
ton, Pa., and broke glass in some houses, oc
curred near there yesterday. The explosion
was at first thought to have been caused by tbe
""i ui one ox we numerous oil well cull
ers near town, but upon investigation it was
found tbat several oil men had exploded six
pounds of nitre-glycerine for a joke.
--James 8nodgrass, of Greensburg, was in
Pittsburg yesterday and went home on the
fast line, but when the train stopped there he
was asleep and did not wake up until after the
train was some distance from tbe station. He
then went to the platform and jumped off, and
was found in the ditch by a night watchman.
He was badly injured, but may recover.
A telegram from Cheboygan, Mlch says
that the first winter weather of tbe season set
in early yesterday morning from tho northeast
with a driving snowstorm. It kept many craft
from leaving port, and several made the harbor
yesterday. Inside are the White Cloud, Mont
calm, Martin, Lotus, Lookout, George Steel,
Sachem. Newsboy, Winslow, Westover, Chaffee
and consorts.
The sermon of Archbishop Ryan, of Phila
delphia, at Baltimore, on Snnday, has caused a
great sensation in Mexico, because of the Arch
bishop's support of the right of Catholic writers
to criticise the faults of priests, while here
Archbishop La Bastlde has excommunicated a
number of persons for such criticism, and
charges have been brought against him in
Borne for so doing.
Lehigh county detectives last evening
raided a camp of li tramps at Aineyville and
found stolen goods on three of them, who were
committed for trial, while the others were dis
charge. The trio were Henry Shenk, of this
county, known as "The Mysterious Telegraph
Operator:" George Harman, of New York, and
Otto Beriscb, pf New Jersey, and are said to
be notorious burglars.
-JoseTr&Ba'niTlf. workmaa-il the Tenth
street bridge, BeaVeiri alls'. Pa., nowln Course T-
oi erection nere, ana son oi trees Darling, one
of the proprietors of tbe Sourbeck House, N ew
Brighton, fell from the structure this forenoon,
a distance of 80 feet. He aliebted upon a pile
of rocks, breaking an arm and several ribs and
receiving numerous cuts and bruises. His re
covery is very doubtful.
Spence S. Hollingsworth, ex-Treasurer of
Vincennes county, IntL. has filed suit against
the county to recover money on a $1,000 order
issued in his favor on May 1, 1888, which tbe
present Treasurer refused to pay. Ho'lings
worth has but recently returned from the Jef
fersonville prison, where he served three yoars
for an alleged defalcation of $50,000. The suit
promises some rich developments.
The National Grange, of Sacramento. CaL,
at their session yesterday, received a telegram
from the Farmers' National Congress, in ses
sion at Montgomery. AlaM extending congratu
lations. In the afternoon tbe National Grange
was given a reception by tbe California
Grange, Master David Davis, of the State
Grange, making tbe address ot welcome. The
session will adjourn next Wednesday.
David, the 4-year-old son, and Kitty, the
2-year-old daughter, of Robert Henncssy. of
Danbury, Conn,, were playing with fire, in their
home, yesterday afternoon, while the mother
was hanging clothes in tbe yard. Both were
burned sn badly tbat they died almost immedi
ately. The third child, still younger, saw the
sufferings of tbe other two, and toddled out,
bringing the mother in, but relief came too late.
The Little Washington, Pa., jury in the
case of James McPeak. charged with arson.
returned a verdict of guilty this morning. Tbe
strongest endencejatrainst McPeak was given
by bis son, a 17-year-old boy, who, it is said, is
on Daa terms wiw uis iaiuer. une witness in
the case affirmed that the boy told him tbat be
put the blame upon his father to save himself
frm being accused of tnv crime. Counsel for
McPeak made application for a new trial.
Edward M. Mendel, of Milwaukee, a student
at Harvard, was arrested Thursday night,
charged with the larceny of one tin and two
pasteboard signs from a building in Pemberton
square, Boston. The young man took his dis
grace very hard. He said he as told bv the
fellows that the only way to get ahead in 'Har
vard social circles was to '"bag signs." Every
fellow, he says, has a lot of them, and he was
told they were necessary, and without them he
would be nowhere.
There is great excitement inWebster county,
KentucKy, over the reappearance of tbe terrible
spotted fever scourge that raged In that county
with such fatal effect last winter. A number
of new cases have been reported from different
villages surrounding Dixon, tbe county seat,
all being tbe same disease in its most malig
nant form. Everything possible is being done
to prevent its spread and to keep tbe terrified
people from deserting their homes as they did
in large numbers last year.
A W. Morris A Bra. proprietors of the J.
A Converse Plaster and Cordage Works, Mon
treal, hare been compelled to seek tbe indul
gence of their creditors. It is impossible to
estimate tne iiaoiuues, out tney will reach, n
not exceed, f 1,100,000. The Molson's Bank is
interested to a large extent; but Is secured for
most of its claim. The firm is an old one,
having been in existence for about 80 vears. It
hasalwavs enjoyed the highest confidence of
the business world, and was thought to be per
fectly safe.
Charles Brown, 20 years of age, of Penn
sylvania avenue, Newark, N. J., was found at
an early hour yesterday morning In a hallway
on West Sixteenth street, New York City, with
a bullet hole in the right temple. He was un
conscious, and was taken' to the New York
Hospital, where he died a few hours after. Tbe
police say that Brown and a man named Cox
called upon a young woman named Macls
Harnr, who occupies rooms in the building.
They quarreled about tbe woman and Cox shot
Brown. Cox is in custody.
The entire London Gaiety Company, which
Mr. Abbey contracted with for a tour in
America, in ''Faust Up to Date," has been at
tacked in Scotland with typhoid fever. George
Stone, who played the part of M. Valentine,
died last week. E. D. Ward, dne of tbe lead
ing men at Wallack's two years ago, died last
night. Florence St, John Is also ill and unable
to play in' tbe farewell performances at tbe
Grand Theater, Islington, this week. Five
female choristers have been attacked by the
same fever and their lives are almost despaired
Fire was dtscnyaW yesterday morning on
the steamer Hawairrwhich was lying at tbe
ocean dock, San Francisco, ready to sail for
Honolulu. Tbe steamer had a f nil cargo, in
cluding mucu vaiuaDie mercnanoise intended
for the Christmas trade at Honolulu. She was
at once towed away Ires the doefc.'Md tbe fire
Bxtiatralshed by (WftMlM her ob tb feu. The
A lien will yetaMy sstwfts-ail. TUMmtM.
Big stocks of new and stylish goods and
The Cloak, "Wrap and Dress Goods Departments claim your special attention becataiet
of the great variety and attractive styles
We are also showing the first of our
in almost endless variety.
One hundred dozen C-Hook Genuine
shades. Price $1 00; the wholesale price is
Another lot of still finer Persian Silk
I- 1a n.A-a ..Ivoan of tliat ""a an1 AVi -
A large Hamper Basket full of Seal
.. , -. t 3 it i.ii!
ail at iv cents a jaru. xiu use leiuug juu
Black Lace Scarfs and Fichus are nearly as cheap as Torchon Laces; a big Iot'-SC
come in at about half previous prices. Sea ihem; from 50 cents to $5 00. A
Antique Applique and Eeal Lace Tidies from 10 cents to $4 00, will itrika yotttM
cheap. It's more than likely yon will take same with, you if you look at them. ''
was formerly named the Del Norte, and was re
cently purchased Dy tne wnaer oieamiuip
Company, of Honolulu, for S3Q,O0a She was In
tended for tbe inter-island trade.
Fire started near tbe boiler room of the tng
Peter Dalton yesterday morning while she was
going down Lake Michigan. The fireman, en
gineer and cook were driven off by the flames,
and got into the lifeboat and were afterward
picked up. Captain Joseph Lamorey stood in
tbe pilothouse until It caught fire, when he
jumped overboard and was rescued by a tug.
Then the Dalton ran wild around the lake,
chased by two tugs, which finally overtook her
and tried to put out the tire, bnt could not
until she ran aground. The boat burned to the
water-sedge. She was valued at $7,000.
The Southern lumbermen, in their conven
tion at Montgomery. Ala., passed a resolution
declaring that the yellowpine manufacturers of
the States of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and
Georgia heartily commend the energy and en
terprise of the citizens of Chicago in their
efforts to secure the World's Fair as being a
city where visitors and exhibitors will And
equal, if not superior, accommodations to those
which could be obtained in any city In the
Union, and tbat tbe convention indorses the
claims of Chicago as tbe most thoroughly repre
sentative city among the various municipali
ties working to the end desired.
Several Mormons have lately applied for
citizenship and objection has Deen raised on
the ground that Mormons who pass through the
Endowment House are obliged to take oatbs
nh aannflttiinm for citlzenshlo. Tbe Utah
Court is taking testimony on this point, audi
several apostate Mormons nave maae. uuuer
oath, terrible accusations against the Church.
They say that persons admitted through the
Endowment House swear to obey tbe priest
hood above all other powers on earth, and to
aim at the destruction of tbe United States
Government. The penalty for violating or di
vulging oaths is to have the bowels cut out and
the throat and tongue cut,andseveral witnesses
swore that the" had seen this done. Tbey also
testified tbat the Mormon Church Instigated
the Mountain Meadow massacre.
rT.Onffn Natalia has scored another vic
tory over her ex-husband in compelling the I
OHIV1AU ACOU W Blimii u i,.vbu.u.
permit her to see her son whenever she-day
choose to pay him a visit, the only condition or
importance Imposed upon ber being that she
shall refrain from political intrigue. This ar
rangement is very much as Russia ould have
It, and the royal lady may be depended upon to
make her influence felt upon per son and in
other directions wltboutrenderhfg herself liable
to the accusation of violatinjslCbe terms of her
agreement. Meanwhile e-King Milan has
gone back to his congenlalAffe in Paris with a
metaphorical black eyejAnd the Czar is pre
paring to add another toiis long list of blood
less conquests in thecontrol of Serna, when
Natalie shall have coopieted the necessary pre
parations for the transfer of the keys of Bel
grade to ber imperUi protector.
A g6ro Burnt Down.
Ail atarm of fire from box 8, on McClnre
avenue, Allegheny, about 11 o'clock lasl
night, was caused by the burning of a small
frame house, owned by John Holeheler.on
McClnre avenue. The house was occupied
by a family of Hungarians, who upset the
stove. The house was totally destroyed.
Loss J500.
For Wttttrn Ibtm
flhania and Wat
Virginia, fair Satur
day and Sunday; no
change in tempera
ture, variable aindt.
J-txtsb'Ubq, November M, 1389.
The United States Signal Service oOcerla
this city rarnisnes tne louowing:
i Kl U j
Time. Tiitr. Iher.
S-C0.Il. v.... 33 Maximum temp... -O
12:00 H 41 Mlnimom temp..... 15
1:00 r. x Bange S
Z-00F. X SS Mean temp.... 39
6r00r.li.... Precipitation-......
8-00 r. X 38
Biter at S:20 T. Xn 11.5 tat, a change of 0.0 la U
River Telesmms.
rsnciii. txlzoiulxs to thb vistxtco.
Waebbs River 9-10 of 1 foot and ttaflOB
ary. Weather cloudy and cold.
Brownsville River 15 feet and falling:
Weather cloudy. Thermometer S8 at 7 F. x.
MoBOAMTOW-sr River 0 feet 8 inches and
falling. Weather cloudy. Thermometer)0 at
Sickening Offsprings.
Headache, Dizziness, Sour Eructations of the
Stomach, Bad Taste in the Mouth, BlMous At
tacks, Palpitation of the Heart, Pain In the
region of tbe Kidneys, Forebodings of Evil,
are the offsprings of a torpid Liver. For these
comnlalnts. Dr. Tutt's Liver Pills have no
equal. A single dose will convince anyone. x
A New Orleans Report.
G. A. Pickett says: "My habit has been cos
tive all my life. Have used a great many
remedies, but never found any tbat could com
pare with Tutt's Pills. I believe they will cure
any case of chronic constipation. I commend
them to all who are troubled with this dreadful
Tutt's Liver EDls
44 Murray St., JV. T.
Is the Pure ElgM-Ysar-Old Export Gnckso-
helmer Whisky.
Innocent and harmless, and always reliable
when a pure, good, old, well-aatarea whisky is
required. Sold only by Jos. Fletag 4 Sob,
iU Market St., in full quarts SI 00, or six for
5 00, where you will also find the largest and
most complete stock of
to be found la the two cities. These wkss are
ot excellent quality aad are Kkl at petmlar
prices. Suited to the a4 be-at-d te
please all wh6 love good, pare wise. Fall
quarts, SO cents, or 15 OU per deaea.
Mail orders solicited and aM-spot yrowftly.
dushsm, lumm, T A,
,fe e.
C3T "
Lowest Prices.
and values.
Christmas Goods. Handkerchiefs and Mufflers
Kid Gloves in Black, also in all new and ckolesn1
$16 CO per dozen. '&
and Tinsel Dress Trimming at 49 cents. If (
vhA? - r luiil Kn t h? Int f 4!!1 .i.m.
Torchon (all Linen) Laces, 2 and 4 inches wide;-
.u.... -, : i it v.i -Vln
ucj uo uuaji, it uu t utui price or anyways
-" V
It Is made from selected tomatoes, and Is gaM
an teed pure as per following -analysis
Mr. Thos. C Jenkins
Dxab Sis The sample of J. W. Hunter's To
rn it o Ketchup received from yon on Oct. 8, '89,
has been analyzed, and 1 find It free from all min
eral acids, salicylic acid or artlfldaT coloring
feigned HUGO BLAUCK, Chemist.
Thos. C, Jenkins.
ll-fejy ; - ..JJ"""S-fMMS-3-aM sn
It is issiiiiiiiHflH&Rlissfl
I desire to IHBlStfln&asLLH
draw at- PsHsKissBI
tentlonof MlBSvBBeBssB
consum- kLflkHiKJsISwflliM
ers to tbe BHsc-MfflHI
super!- IRffnVfrlrTJiHWH
ority of IgsatBsssiKugHI
Hunter's Bi9a9iEsHH
In original bottles, direct importation from '' 'SikA
vineyards in the Tokay district (Hungary), therN.HLS
Purest and Best Dessert Wines in the worldT&uit-W
now obtainable at reasonable Drices from ths3sV'
unaersignea agents. .,
Inquiries for terms solicited, from
Ha-lImi-s. J
H. A. WOW A SON! PIttsburtr.
W. H. HOLMES & SON. Yltffivng:,
JOS FLEMING A 80N. Pittsburg.
KLINORDUNGEB & CO, Pittsburg., ,
WM. 8CHTJSIjER. East End.
An Easy Plan.
Look at prices anotherway.
There are two sides to a
price. It may be small and
yet extravagant: or fair, and ,
It depends altogether on
the satisfaction got out of the
Let satisfaction standfor
AUksMtMAAsa shah mm ImmIvm .
CUllItUlJ., WCU, 1UU1U. if
You buy a suit of
("greatest chance you even
had, et&j: and pay him
In a few weeks the color
gins to turn, the seams to go,
and buttons. In three months
or less you needs must spend
as much more for another
"greatest chance" suit
You buy a suit at Wana-
maker's for $12. It is well
sewed, a reliable quality and
wears you without the petty,
but vexatious annoyances oft
repairs for six months.
Your six months' account
2 Suits from D , $8 each
i suit irom w. & H., wear-j
tnre ne lrnrr-ie. Iia !.,-. t
"t " -'". & inu, 4ia x'
There's nothing in meanSa
cneap ciotning except waste
ot money. Measure our gtfod
make by time worn, comfort
had and price paid.
Keep a memorandum.
& Brown,
Sixth ttreet mi fen wj
The prices reasonable. Wey
j- .!' i- r. alaVI
ao tailoring to oraer ior maui
with bcit of goods and woTfe
?,,-. urns, fciwtwri e fs-ssjisa
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