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The Proposed Big Baseball
fclAIEES SHOULD OBJECT.
BPaulty Provisions of the New League
Contract Pointed. Out.
&THE(JREAT OFFER FOR A FIGHT.
jjSulllv&a and Jackson Likelj to Meet ip
f " the Einj.
AB0BT THE SCOLI-EES JLSD FOOTBALL
""Two or three weeks ao I discussed the
(probability of a consolidation of Brother
lood and American Association forces. At
that time there were vague rumors afloat to
the effect that a consolidation" -pf the two
bodies would take place. John If. "Ward,
however, recently stated to me in the most
emphatic and definite terms that no such
consolidation could ever take place. He
vent on to say that the Brotherhood in-
r 'tended to place baseball on a higher plane.
morally and otherwise, than it had been,
nod, therefore, the Brotherhood could cot
" Join hands with any older organization. The
great question now is: Was Mr. Ward
speakine the truth when he made this state
ment? Was he even honestly speaking his
sentiments? If the reports from Columbus,
St. Louis and other places published in The
Dispatch this week are true, then it seems
to rac that Mr. "Ward told me exactly what
lie did not believe to De true. It seems
to me that either Jit Ward or the other West
ern authorities are determined to misrepresent
ft. things. We all know that not only Mr. Ward
nut otners continued to state mat tne piayers
would meet the League before declaring an
open revolt, and wo all know that they did not
do so. Furthermore, we know now that those
-who said the Brotherhood, that is those Broth
erhood officials, would meet the League knew
at the time that they were simply telling what
was not true. The indications are that a
similar plan of false stories characterizes the
'deal in question. There Is nothing so hurtful
to a public enterprise as public misrepresenta
tion by its leaders. If it is not convenient to
tell the truth the better way would be to say
b nothing at alL But some people must talk.
.jaowever, tne re are very strong indications to
? the effect that the American Association, at
ileastwhatis left of it, will go over to the
Brotherhood. If ever a deal like this is con
t'fcnramated. or even if negotiations toward that
end have been going on. then let everybody
r-i cease talking about the "battle of principle,"
(wu union buirii .inu bucu ujLe i&icu purases
that have prompted the players to desert the
T Al AMWUlU AJCkC UC
c?J e- An f T-AAArtn
Some Worse Employer.
I don't think that any casual observer of
f i baseball affairs will have failed to observe that
as a body of capitalists the League magnates
rare superior to those of the Association. That
the players know this is certain. It follows
then that if Messrs. Ward, Keefe t Co. join
bicnd in band with the Association authorities
they are going under the influences, more or
less, of a worse set of men than they have left.
But if this is true it proves more. It proves
that this extraordinary departure has been
prompted more by the envy and ambition of a
.lew well paid ball players. Mark I don't say
that this is the case. I only contend that If the
deal between the Brotherhood and Association
i Jit completed we have ample reason for coming
'to the conclusion just state. If there; Jsl
(park of manhood or union principle in the
players they will travel their journey alone.
k Were they to do this and remedy a few appa
rent Imperfections in tbe sxsteuvf organization
there would not be much fear of their success.
.31ut the very fact of their negotiating with
other organizations at this stage of the journey
would seem to mean that they are convinced
: of their own weakness. If there is that solidity
. sunong the players that we are told there is and
If there are the thousands of dollars behind
j them that has been stated time and time again,
f what necessity is there for Ward and others to
- keek the help of other organizations? How-'
t ever, the efforts for a consolidation, for there
Iiave been such efforts, may come to naught.
jt, Ho far it seems that only two or three men are
j Tunning this big democratic union of players;
JS the latter apparently have very little to do with
s it. Well, if the rank and file of those who
' make up the .Brotherhood, or who are intended
lo mate it up, would declare themselves on
this deal question,the deal may never be made.
Certainly 1 am not surprised at the Association
being willing to ao anything that may jeopard
ize the National League. The latter has not
proven itself a friend of the Association by
J any means. It is not wide of the mark
, w say mat tne jieague s action at
Hits last meeting tolled the death
knell of the Association. This, combined with
the so-called unionist players who bezniled As-
F. sociatlon players to desert their clubs, dcaltthe
'juaucuuou a uiow iual, to ail appearances. Will
r be fatal. This desire to wreck and ruin which
unfortunately exists all round cannot be other
than injurious to the national game. Retalia
tions are sure to comejin every instance of as
siulLandas a result the dignity and even the
Integrity will be affected. All this is to be 2a
iznented. because players. caDitalists and nniilir-
7 -will all be sufferers.
g The General Onflook.
&'' The week has just about been as remarkable
BhSor false stories as its predecessors. According
iTto reports about every ball player in the League
tfKand Association have been signed, and accord-
lug to reports scarcely any of them have signed.
IJVBetween these extremes all kinds of rumors
g,;.liave been floating; So much so that
every opinion and every shade of sym
JEj'pathy lias been catered to. It is mv
jLxtrm conviction that not SO per cent
Itfofthe players whom we are told have signed
ajliiTe done so. What I meah is, they have not
Reigned a thoroughly out and out contract.
STbey may have, like Messrs. Glasscock and
frUenny. appended their names to a formal
agreement, which has been made no agreement
at all by the numerous and important changes
that have been made in the Brotherhood plays.
Signing! of this kind are no signings at all.
However, the strangle is one of talking at
present, and certainly the Brotherhood is doing
the most of that. But the Brotherhood fol
lowers are also acting. At several places they
are getting comfortably and strongly Into line.
.Of ccurse, I say this subject to the truihful
xiets of the reports from the places referred to.
On the other hand, there are more old Leagoe
players showing an inclination to remain nrth
that organization than was at first expected.
League authorities claim that a very large
number of old players will be found in their
fold clubs. Whether or not this prediction will
turn out true time alone will tell.
V Plenty of Excitement.
There is still plenty of excitement in base
ball circles. The war between the Brotherhood
and the League continues to wage hotter than
ever, but at present the "hustling" or fighting
seems to be almost all on the side of the
I Brotherhood. The League has not gotten
really down to work yet, and when it does we
inay expect livelier times than ever. However,
jS'the developments of the past week have shown
iOne thing, viz: that we may expect very many
changes in the proposed makeup of the new
"league before its clubs are put on the field. A
;few weeks ago it was stated in this paper
that the imperfections of the players' proposed
vleagne were numerous and In some instances
very grxve. This was said as a matter of lair
iriticisin, because one certainly has the right
to comment on anything that exists by public
itronage. And I wish to say at this juncture
at my criticisms of the players' new depart
re have never gone beyond some of their
principles of organization. Whether the players
iiave a club here or whether the Leagoe has
(one or two, bothers me very little indeed. The
great aim, I suppose, for which we are all
striving is to keep the national game as pure
and as popular as possible. . This aim, or
cpject, then gives us alL license to point
ont.what we may term weak points in the pro
posed new organization just as we have done in
the pact with the old organizations. Well,
vhat I was going to say was that one of the
realtcst features of the proposed league is the
layers contract. I uon't hesitate to say, alter
ruling it carefully, that were I a player. I
ould no more think of signing such an laden
te and unfair document as thatthau of trying
to fly to the moon. In the past many- of us
have assailed League and Association contracts
because of their unfairness and unsoundness,
but I don't remember of ever reading a worse
specimen bt a very bad contract than that in
question.) It advocates classification of salary,
reservation and the supreme authority of capi
tal in the most rigorous and plain manner. And
added to this is the face that it makes the
nlaver's salary an uncertain quantity. Now, if
an organization, which some people presume to
call a co-operative enterprise, can succeed on
plans and principles of the kind named, the
principles of economics and co-operation are
an existing lie and a fraud.
A Faulty Contract.
Some people have essayed to defend that con
tract, but the latest report is to the effect that
one of its greatest weaknesses is to be remedied
at the next Brotherhood meeting. I refer to
the lack of guarantee of the players' salaries.
We are now told that a guarantee fund will be
established out of which the salaries of players
will be paid when necessity demands It; that is
when sufficient money is not taken at the
gate. This, if it is done, will undoubtedly be a
very wise step, because nothing causes so much
discontent; nothing creates industrial mutiny
more than the Inability to pay a body of em
ployes their wages at the right time because of
Jack of funds. But the guarantee plan will be
a cumbersome one because it is a' feature
added to an already overcurabersome organiza
tion. The truth is the players and their capi
talistic friends have adopted plans and formu
lated rules in too great a hurry, so much so that
I will nofbe surprised if almost all the work
done is to go.over again and be remodeled. At
the very outset the players showed no system,
and I argued this point just as strongly
as I could. In trying to build their
edifice they strangely enough began near
me top insteaa ot at tne iounuation. xi mc
players of each city, interested in the scheme
bad gone to work as soon as the season was
over and collected capita) sufficient to estab
lish and carry on a club: held meetings and In
structed delegates dennitely- as to rules, con
tracts, then would have been the time to hold a
meeting of delegates or club .representatives.
The latter could attend the convention, and
when callec upon could have said: "We want
a club at our city: here's a check for money
sufficient to carry us through, and I am also in
structed to vote for certain rules and princi
ples of contract." Had something like that
been done it would have saved a deal of trouble
and misunderstanding. It would also have
given everv player a direct interest in the
scheme. But as things have been
done. I question very much whether the
rank and hie of players have had any voice in
the matter or not, except signing their names
to agreements and alleged contracts. It seems
safe to say that the plavers. except those who
voted or talked at the New York meeting, have
had nothing to do in formulating the now
famous contract If this is union; if this is
Brotherhood, then my trades-unionCexpenence
has led me very far astray. The great trouble
of the players seems to be their want of good
organizers. Goodness knows they need them.
I venture to say that there are dozens" of men
in our local unions who could do more in a'
week in the way of orgadizing than the
magnates of the proposed new league have
done during all the time they have been at
work. If this new venture is to succeed at all,
it must be well organized and it must be con
ducted on the most democratic principles. If
these two elements are absent, ruin will be its
just result. There is no unkindness In a state
ment of this kind. If there are rocks ahead it
is better that we should try and discover them
before we strike them.
Pitoburg May be Left.
If "Buck" Ewing knows anything at all about
the affairs of the Brotherhood's inner circle it
is a cuessiug story as to whether or not there
will be a Brotherhood club in Pittsburg. Ewing
the other day made the following statement to
Mr. Johnson, of the Cincinnati Commercial
"There are two cities in our circuit whose
future is still shrouded in uncertainty, and it is
very probable that one of them will be dropped.
In that event Cincinnati will be taken in to fill
the gap. I consider Cincinnati, one of the best
ball cities ill the country, and I think this is a
very good time to locate a club here. You see
the local club has been a great disappointment
to the patrons of tho game during the past two
Reasons. The Reds were cracked up to be sure
pennant winners, and they fell far short of the
mark. Xf the Brotherhood was to place a first
class team hero I am confident that it would
outdraw the other club two to oue. Say we were
to locate the present Pittsburg club in Cincin
nati. With a few additions it would make one
of the strongest clubs iu the business. Then we
would have some of the old favorites in the
local team in the new club." I am not in
clined to believe this, because 1 really believe
there would be greater difficulties tor the
Brotherhood to contend with at Cincinnati than
here. If the new leacue is a tro. I ventnre to sav
that the old League will havo a much better
team in (Jincmcall than In i'ittsbnrg. This
would mean most certainly stronger opposition
in Cincinnati than here. But I don't think there
is a Brotherhood feeling in Cincinnati strong
enough to encourage the placing of a club
there. Certainly Ewing would like to have a
team there, tbat,bclng bis home. The chances
of snch a consummation, however, are remote.
Personal ly.l wouldn't like to see any such move
made. If we are to have a new league, and the
best of our players are to join it I
would like to see them plav as usual.
Doubtless, the youngsters will have many at
tractive features, but still it is safe to say that
the majority of the public would like the old
players to remain. It may be further remarked
that Messrs. Ward and Ewing ought to be
careful in their proposed plan of placing clubs
here and there. One of these mornings the
public may become convinced that Ward and
others arc somewhat overstepping their limits
in their eagerness for popularity and strong de
sire to down their old employers. It is an open
question with me whether or not the Brother
hood leaden did right in proposing clubs in
other cities than League cities. In net confin
ing themselves to these cities it may be that
the alleged injustice of the old League mag
nates was not such a powerful influence as the
desire to have the choice of cities so as to get
A Coming Sport.
Last week I had a few words to say about
football. The sporting events of the week have
been so marked with that sport that I cannot
refrain from saying a few more words about it.
I think that everybody who read of the great
football matches of Thanksgiving Day must
have been Impressed with the fact that football
has a great lutnre before it in this country. I
don't think there is a livelier, more exciting and
more invigorating outdoor sport than football.
Of course, the time was when broken noses,
legs, ribs, blackened eyes ana disfiguredlimbs
were the great characteristics of' a football
match. Bnt these rough features have been
eliminated to a very great extent so much so
that the match between Yale and Princeton on
Thursday was witnessed by about SO.000 people.
It really is surprising why more of our young
athletes iu and about Pittsburg do not take an
interest in the game than at present. A good
football match as a means of exercise is worth
an entire day in a gymnasium. It seems to me
that football ougbt to be a paying sport in
Pittsburg. True, the game is played during
the cold part of tho season, but if the sport was
once thoroughly put before the public, the
latter, as in other cases, would soon adapt itself
to the circumstances.
Abont the Scnllerm
It seems as if we are bound to have one or
more of the Australian scullers among us next
year, Stansbury states that he issure to come
to this country or Canada and row O'Connor.
The former is matched, or at least will be
matched, to row Searle.Tjut loso or win Stans
bury means to measure blades with the Cana
dian. Jf these two rowers should meet the con
test would undoubtedly be an interesting one.
Stansbury is a good rower, no doubt, but if be
cannot defeat Bearle, I donbt very much
whether he will have a good chance of
defeating O'Connor. On the other hand, ir
Stansbury can defeat his countryman be will
or ought to defeat O'Connor without any ex
traordinary effort, becauso I still hold that
Soarle is a better sculler than O'Connor. But
if Stansbury is beaten and comes here to row
O'Connor it will be interesting, in view of the
fact that Teemer will he in Australia rowing
Beach, Searle or any other man on that side
of the earth. At least Teemer- states he
will leave this country for Australia dur
ing the early part of January. However,
it will take some very extraordinary power
to raise professional sculling to anything like a
level of respectability In this country. Until
that branch of sport is once more put right in
the eyes of the public all the big races we can
imagine will not arouse public enthusiasm. I
am aware that shortly an effort will be made to
form an association of professional oarsmeiu
An orcanization of this kind may help in'rC;,
gaining the prestige of sculling and it may' do
something toward purging the sport of niahy
of its evil elements. But even the association
might finally lead to a system of hippodroming
that would incur, public censure. Of
course. If rightly conducted the asso
ciation could guard against this and
all the leading evils that havo ruined rowing.
There are few sports that 1 know of that are
more Interesting and so full of excitement as
boat rowing. There was a time when the great
public appreciated these good qualities, be
cause of the general honesty found among its
followers. Things have changed, however, and
something is now needed to save rowing from
utter ruin. All professional rowers should
identify themselves with the new organization.
There is no evil In the sport that cannot be
eradicated if all the scullers combine I hope
that the first meeting of the proposed conven
tion will be a good and successful one.
Tho Lending Pugilists.
In a short time we will be reading the details
of the Smlth-Slavln fight, that Is If all goes
well. The Britishers are backing their cham
pion quite freely and latest advices state that
odds of six to four are being bet on his chances
of victory. Smith's forte Is In the prize ring
with bare knuckles, and.if he cannot down the
second-rate Australian under these conditions
he had better retireentirely from the business.
I believe that Smith is still a good man in the
ring and it he is as good as he used to
be I don't see how Slavln can defeat him.
Slavin is certainly not a hard hltterand hit glove
encounter with'Goode showed that he is to be
relied upon as n "in-flgkter." These are two
good qualities in a prize ring. However, it may
be that Slavin is a better man than the talent
thinks he is. He must be if he defeats Smith.
It must hav.8 been somewhat of a surprise to
patrons of the. fistic art to find that Billy Mc
Carthy and Jack Dempsey are matched. While
I am free to admit that McCarthy is a good
man. probably as good at his weight as Aus
tralia can produce, I had not classed him as
Dempscv's equal in a glove fight.
True, McCarthy 'polished off Denny Kel
leber in great style, and Fogarty once
told me that Kelleher was a first-class man.
However, I am inclined to think that Dempsey
is on the wane and that be wants as much
money as possible before be collapses entirely.
It is interesting to note that be and McCarthy
are to fight for a purso of only $1,800. This is,
indeed, a great drop for Dempsev. It is not
long ago since we all heard hi talking about
a IIO.COO purse, and certainly nothing less than
"S5,000 andall the receipts.' It will be no sur-
Bnse to me to read of Dempsey'S defeat by Mo.
artby, because I am inclined to think that
Dempsey is not quite as active nor
as strong as be used to be. There
is nothing definite yet abont the proposed bat.
tie between Sullivan and Jackson. They need
not tail to come together because of lack of
money, for as hlh as $35,000 and a privilege
have been offered these gladiators of the ring.
That they will finally meet under some sort of
conditions seems certain, but I Imagine it will
be five or six months before they meet in a
ring together. When that time comes there
will be lots of money for the colored man if
Slavin "Should down Smith in a finish fight. It
is' worthy of note that this year the
Australians have been the big winners,
and we must not underestimate them.
Sullivan, of course, is eager to meet Jackson
for the 135,000, and Jackson will be a very fool
ish man If he doesllpt grant Sullivan's wish.
Good rue j conic high, and as Sullivan says,
"Great men like me andBooth know our busi
ness." At Cincinnati it used to be "me and
Tony," but now In every city and in all the
classical. walks of life it ought to be "me and
Booth." Of course. Booth will be aware of the
honor paid him by the great man who first used
the term: "Me and Booth." Pkixqle.
THE SEED OP REST.
A Sportlnc Authority Shorn Honr Horses
and Men Need It.
That racing men and race horses need a sea
son for rest and recuperation is folly realized
by all who are familiar with the sport, and in
alluding to .the subject in a recent issue the
London Sporting Iiie makes the following ap
"No better law in the interests of both men
and horses was ever passed than that to the
effect that no race shall be run earlier in the
week which includes the 25th "of March or later
than in. the week which includes the 22d of
November, with exceptions to meet certain
contingencies, but with few days' variance. By
the time tho end of March has begun and the
end of November has been reached the game
has been fairly well played out, and were it
continued longer would be only leather and
prunella. A desire to save a reserve of energy
on the part of all engaged in racing pursuits,
whether they be bipeds or quadrupeds, and
to give reasonable rest has been mak
ing 'itself decidedly manifest of late
in the ruling powers, and Tightly so,
too, otherwise the continued wear and
tear must shortsn life, sap powers and be con
ducive to weakness in those who have to follow.
Truly the racing man has but little rest, and,
moreover, such is the force of habit that his
spint brooks not idleness until he has run him
self out. A general feeling, however, now ex
ists that when the end of the flat racing season
comes ther? will bo an exceeding amount of
quiet thankfulness all round, whatever may be
the demands of the jumpingseason. There are
many who take but little interest in hurdle
racing and steeplechaslng, and with the close
of the fiat racing campaign go into winter
quarters to recruit without further worry. Of
course there are exceptional events in the cross
country line to arouse their interest, but as a
rule flat racing is the idol of their worship, and
that once over their thoughts and aspirations
are bridged over wintry space toward Lincoln
spring. Most people will be glad when that
famous old curtain drops at Manchester on tho
23d of this month, although' the end may have
terminated in disappointed hopes and aspira
THEIE WINTEE BACES.
A Grand Beslnnlng of the New Orleans
NEW Oblejlns, November SOi To-day the
winter meeting of tho new Louisiana Jockey
Club' was inaugurated. The weather was de
lightful, and the track appeared to be in the
best possible condition. The attendance was
light. President W. H. Conner, H. B. Faley
and Captain W. H. Williamson were In the
judges';stand. Ed Applegate and A C. Franck
lyn. timers, and J. P. Ferguson, Secretary of
the' Lexington course, officiated satisfactorily
Flrst.Tace, three quarters ot a mile, selling allow,
ances, there were 11 starters Mettle Kent won
easily by three lengths, Bellevne second, two
lenjrths ahead of Itoga Pearl third. The others
were strune out. Time, 1:02X.
Second race, six lurlongs. telling allowances,
five starters Laay Kose led at the start, Rowland
took the lead at half and held it well Into the
stretch, where Pell Mell went to the front, win
nine as he pleated by four lengths, Rowland a
head In front or Metatthird. Time, 1:165,'.
Tnlrd race, six furlongs, selling allowances
ITlve starters. CastiUlon led at the start. Crlsplno
second. Winnie Davis third. At the half Crii-
flno war n the lead coming aronnd the lower
urn. Ca.uilion again went In front for a
moment, but Barry Ireland and Crlsplno entered
the stretch on even terms. Before reaching the
finish Ireland was in front, ana finished half a
length ahead of Crlsplno. two lengths ahead of
CastiUlon, third. Time, HI73i
Fourth race, seven fnrlongs After several false
starts Climax was fl'st. but before going a quar
ter Pete Willis went In the front, holding the lead
winning easily by four lengths, Pete Willis
second, three lengths in front of Carlton, third.
iiaclng three days each week until April.
HEETI IS COMING.
The Famous Pedestrian Will Start Is the
Dan Herty, the famous long-distance pedes
trian, wired Manager Davis yesterday, stating
that he will start in the 72-hour race in this city
during Christmas week. This resolve is of
great Interest to local sporting people, as Herty
has recently offered to go six days against any
man'in the world. He has a brilliant record
and amid the many long distance races in the
country he prefers to come here as there' is a
strong desire among many of the intending
contestants to make a big sweepstake In ad
dition to the $1,000 offered by -Manager Davis,
which wDl probably insure the winner $1,000.
Herty proposes to come here a week before the
raco and finish his training. He is the man
who finished a good second to Littlewood at
Madison Square Ganden.
Sam Day has commenced active training for
the race, and bis backers think his chance for
defeating Noremac exceedingly good. Gamble,
of Leechburg, forwarded his entrance $25 yes
terday. Already there are about ten men In
training for the race. The expenses for the
contest will amount to about 2,500, as the in
terior of the London Theater is to be entirely
renovated and a new track laid right round the
building. Workmen will start tho "clearing
out" process to-morrow.
. IN EXCITIXG MATCH.
Teams of the Iroquois Rifle Club Have a
The Iroquois Rifle Club of the Southslde,
held a team shoot on Thanksgiving day,, the
losing team to defray the expenses of a f nrkey
supper. The winning team, composed of
Messrs. L. G. Oraul, Herman Zoller, August
Hofmeister and Fred Sauer, made a total score
of fill out of a possible fcOO. The losing team,
composed of Messrs. R. E. Pnetzscb, AI. Hof
meister. Frank Fritsch and Goorge Saupe,
made a total score ot 609, being only two points
behind the winning team.
The supper, arranged bv .Caterer Prletzsch,
of the Southside, was very elaborate, and Im
mediately after the supper the losing team
challenged the winning team to shoot another
atcb, which was promptly accepted, on Wed
nesday evening, December for an oyster sup
per, which promises to be as interesting as the
previous match on account of the close scores
mado by the contestants. Tho clnb is making
active preparations for its second annual re
ception to be held at Birmingham Turner Hall
on New Year's eve, which promises to be one
of the great events ot the season.
Uellly nod O'Grndv Matched.,
Ed Reilly, of this city, and a man named
O'Grady. of Mansfield, were matched yester
day to wreitle, best two in three falls, catch-as-catch-can
style, for $100 a side, and all the re
ceipts. The' match has to take place on Decem
ber 2S at Mansfield. O'Grady Is 40 years old
and weighs 138 pounds. Reilly is IS years
younger, and a few pounds lighter. The con
test promises to be an exciting one.
Will Back Jnck the Kipper.
The following challengo was left at this office
last evening; "J. T. Daly's dog, Jack the Rip
per, can be matched to fight any dog in the
State, at SS pounds, for from 3100 to $500 a side.
Amatcb can be made at Tfu: Dispatch office
next Sarurdav evening at' H ataloclc. Anv an.
sner to this challenge in THE DISPATCH WU1 1 jmyjVX. iKapl
be attended to." . . .1 "C jBaiphBUct
ANSON GETS WIL1T0T.
Chicago's 'Captain Captures the Sena
tors' Good Fielder.
SUNDAY WHITES A LETTER.
A Local Brotherhood' Stockhol'der Makes a
PBESlDEJirSIHlCKSAIS A FEW W0EDS
Wilmot, the old fielder of the Washing
ton Club, 'has signed a five-year contract
with Anson. Wilmot condemns the Brother
hood. Sunday writes an important letter
criticising the new scheme. A local stock
holder of the Brotherhood club makes an
rsrEciAL teliobam to ma Disr-ATcn.i
St. PAtJL, . November 30. -Wilmot, the
big hitting fielder of the Washington
League club, has signed with the Chicagos.
Captain Anson captured him to-day lor the
Windy City. This is understood to mean
that Wasningtons as a League clnb is ont of
that organization, except as being consoli
dated with Baltimore. Anson states that
there are many more League players who
will re-sign League contracts before next Feb
ruary. The big captain is certain that the
Brotherhood will never materialize.
Wilmot has any amount of strong objections
to the Brotherhood, and contends that it has a
too shaky foundation for anybody to have any
thing to do with it.
He objects to the methods that havo been
used in adopting rules and regulations, and
claims that only two or three piayers tare hav
ing a voice in the affairs. His principal objec
tion is to the effect that the players have little
or no protection according to the contract.
He has signedwith Anson for five years. It is
certain that Hoy will also sign a League con
tract, and also .several other members of last
During a conversation Anson stated that the
Chicago League club will be little different
from what it was last season. "We will get all
the old players we want," he said, "and it Is
needless to say thatthere were a few we did not
OPINIOX IK CHICAGO
will -teach anybody that fact, because last sea
son's team gave precious little satisfaction.
No, I don't think the Brotherhood scheme can
be successful even if its clubs make
a start. There are too many aspiring
bosses in it. Almost all those
Eersons now taking an active part in it want to
e the' king bee. Not one of them has the
least idea about organizing and running a
league. Had anyone of them been even ex
periencedin managing a tolerably good club
there might have been an excuse for their pre
sumption. But they haven't, and they will
soon squander the little money there is behind
this new departure. Already they have made
enough mistakes to prove that they know noth
ing about the business, and their most critical
work is to come yet."
IMPDLSB, SOI PEISCIPLE.
That's What Sunday bays of the Brother
W. A. Sunday has declared himself very
strongly against the Brotherhood and the man
ner in which he qualifies origin Is very signifi
cant. Yesterday President Nimlck received a
letter.! rom him; in which he states that the or
ganization, or at least the present action, is
founded on Impulse and not principle. This
is. somewhat strong, coming as it does from a
conscientious gentleman like Billy. The letter
is as follows:
"After careful consideration I have decided
to remain with the National League and with
tho Pittsburg club as I promised. I recognized
the fact that so far as moral principle Is con
cerned my agreement with the Brotherhood
was binding, so -I have seen Mr. Ward about
the matter and have received from him an in
dorsement of my application to bo released
from all obligations and also to have my name
stricken from the roll of the Brotherhood.
'Mr. Ward also agreed to see the stockhold
ers of the new Pittsburg club and get my
written release. I see now that I made ai mis
take in allowing myself to be drawn as far as I
did. I have taken the waytbat seems honor
able to withdraw. It was Impntee not principle
that drew me, and I think the whole scheme
is built on the same foundation."
THE! EiPOSED JOHNSON.
The Professional Sprinter Caught on the
Mark n a Ringer.
rsrxcut. Tzxxoaaat to ths dispatch.!
DE3 Moines. Iowa, November 30. The city
of Laporte was thrown into a state of white
heat excitement onThursday over a proposed
foot race. C. A. Dodson, Iowa's popular ama
teur sprinter, was induced to enter into a 3300"
contest with J. C. Dallas, of Eagle Grove, whoso
time is 10 4-5 seconds. Over 200 people were
present to witness the contest and the presence
of a large number of sports was noticeable.
The runner was brought forward and imme
diately recognized as the professional, John
son, the world beater of '86, and a hot dispute
resulted. A V. Kvarts. Dodson's trainer, of
fered to putSlOO up that the man brought for
ward was not Dallas. To this there were no
takers. The proposition was then made that
the race go on and if Dallas won be was to
prove his identity before receiving the money.
This failed to suit and the race was declared
off. Later developments proved that a gang of
seven professional sprinters are around doing
the towns and roping in amateur money. Dod
son still stands first, and can find thousands of
backers against any amateur in the State.
no Maps Ont n Cheerless Tutnro for the
It is amusing how conflicting are the opin
ions of the local supporters of the League and
those of the Brotherhood. Yesterday afternoon
President Nimlck said:
"I have a standing bet to the effect that a
Brotherhood club will not play a game In
Pittsburg. Idon't mean there will be no new
league; I simply mean that there will he no
Brotherhood club here. Hook more like win
ning my bet than ever. Sensible people know
that a Brotherhood toam will be a loser hero.
Wo will get lots of our old players, and let me
tell you that dozens who are reported signed
with the Brotherhood are not signed at all.
Old and level-headed players are waiting to see
how things are going to be, and when it is seen
that there is hardly anything else but wind in
this Brotherhood affair, all the old players will
New Yoke, November 30. The entries at
Elizabeth for Monday are:
First race, six furlongs-Pall Mall 100, Caspar
100, Winona 114, Mabel 114. Conncmara 114. Fred
B 117. Freedom 117, Barrister 117. Rainbow 97.
Second race, five furlongs Janet Murray g-eld-lng
107, Harry Faiutus 107, Volta IU Cambyses
IIS. 'Village Maid 104, Hmstone 93, Newbnrg 111,
Third race, five furWnzs KIchelleu HO, Mlra
beau 104, Bonnie Lad 1U7. Jlatd of Woodltnd geld
ing S3. Later On 83. Nugget 93, Edward F 85, LlUle
Kenney81, Allteed 9. , .
Fourth race, slxand.one-bair furlong Puzzle
112, The Abbyss 87. Little Jim 103, TheodpsnulOa,
Mr. Pelham 97, l'elhaih 110, W. Daly, Jr., 110,
Bill Barnes 103, lte-echa 100.
Fifth race, six and otle-balf farlongs-Frelols
110, Arab llo. .Martin linssell 110. bunshlne 102.
Manola )07, Tipstaff 115, Glory 112.
Sixth race, one mlle-Taropon ltd, Wilfred 100,
Batteriby 100, tilenmound So, liow or M ever 105,
" Senndrelt Explains.
Regarding the alleged coolness between the
local club officials and ex-Manager Phillips,
Secretary Scandrett said yesterday: "I was
going to visit Horace when he was here," said
he, "out he.was out visitingwhen I bad leisure.
As to the financial matter, we paid Phillips one
month's salary ahead, and besides, he owes us
150 in addition. That other bill required ap
proval by tho board before It was paid, and we
couldn't get a- quorum. Thero Is ouo thing
Horace might have done, and that is acknowl
edge the receipt of the benefit money I sent
Tbe OUoloon Handicap.
Hudson -Diuvikg Park, November SO.
The weights for tbe renewal of the Okolona
handicabat.one Tulle and a sixteenth, to be
run on Tuesday, December 3, are as follows:
Now-or-Never 118, S.lag Crab 115, Lavlna Belle
113. Jnreler HI, Drumstick 114. Olendale 111,
Speedwell HO, Golden iteel 108, Bradford 103, Dun
boyno 107. Pericles 100, Bclwood iov, Oarsman 10S.
Ulenmound lttt. Larthtnont 103, U W Cook ,102,
Banter 102. O'Fellns lot Benedictine 100. Lima B
100. Tyumen!. Yijaiantw. ut oiocKion ., auttie
Loorsm-SVSam-l 95. hordelalsc, 84. Issaquena.
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WILL BE-IK LISS.
A Brotherhood Stockholder Talks Abont
tba New Local Clab.
The rumors that have been current during
the week to the effect that the -proposed
Brotherhood team of this city will ba trans
ferred to Cincinnati, is discredited by local
Brotherhood supporters. A stockholder of the
new club, referring to the matteryesterday,
"I can assure you that if there is a Brother
hood team in any city in tbe country there will
be one at Pittsburg. We have made our minds
np on that point and we have plenty of money.
Don't let anybody imagine that the new club
will lack backing. The move has been com
menced and most certainly we mean, to con
tinue it. Tbe grounds will'be made first class
and so will the grand stand. I can vouch for
that part of the business.
"I am of opinion," continued the stock
holder, "that the December meeting of tbe
Brotherhood will make some changes in tbe
rules, etc. An organization cannot. be built in
a day, and plans that were adopted a few
months or weeks ago need' changing now, be
cause of changes that have taken place on the
outside. It seems to me that a salary guaran
tee fund must be established, and if this is
done, the players' contracts, of course, will
need a little alteration. But what' I want to
say is, we will have a Brotherhood club In
Pittsburg next year, and it will bo a hummer."
Billy Weeks, the Wcll-Knowo Driver, Re
solves to Migrate.
I had a pleasant call to-day from the gentle
manly knight of tbe sulky William E. Weeks.
I stated some time ago that Mr. Weeks thouzht
of migrating to South America, but after a
careful survey of the foreign situation, he has
decided to visit Paris, France, and if he likes
the country, and finds an opening for his ser
vices, be will remain there. Perhaps your
readers are aware that nearly aUitrotting"races
in Franco are to saddle, and all who have seen
Mr. Weeks in the saddle can easily recall the
fact that he sits a horse as no other man can
who Is prominentin the Sulky.
Mr. Weeks is not taking this departure on
tbe impulse of the moment, bntontne contrary
after careful consideration. Mr. John B. Har
beck, Mr. Nathan Strauss and other members
of tbe Driving Club who have-been abroad and
attended tbe races in France have; frequently
spoken to Mr. Weeks regarding the poor man
ner in which trotters were bandied thore, as
viewed from an American standpoint. The
horses are net rigged as they are here, but are
bitted with heavy curb bits, and the jockeys
bring them out as if on dress parade rather
than as if "out for the money." Again, but
few, if any, of tho jockeys are expert in the
saddle, and often, instead of being able to help
a horse when he tires, as must be, tbe case In
the long distance race?, the jockey has to help
himself to keep his seat Bporltman.
THE BALTIH0RES NO MORE.
Swallowed Dp by tho Senators' and tho
SrECUt, TXLEGEAK TO THX DISPATCH J.
Baltimore, November 30. The much-talked-about
and long-contemplated Baltimore
Washington deal has finally materialized, but
in a manner altogether different from what
was expected. Instead of Baltimore absorbing
the Washington team, the reverse has oc
curred. The Senators will have tho pick of the
Orioles, while the less desirable players will
form the nucleus of a club which, will be a part
and parcel of the Atlantic Association. The
patrons of baseball here are very much disap
pointed over the outcome of the arrangement,
for they had been led to believe' that the Sena
tors' franchise would be transferred to this
It appears that immediately after the break
at the New York meeting of the Association a
supreme effort was made by tbe local man
agers to effect a combination with tho Wash
ington club by which the franchise of that city
would be turned over to Baltimore. ' It is very
generally understood that, in case Washington
falls to support tbe club, the team will event
ually be transferred to this city.
To Keep Horses Thin. ,
Fat is kept down without either starving or
over-working, by calling on the pores' of the
skin to work it away. This is done by working
the horses briskly in thick clothing about once
a week, or as often as Is found necessary. One
hour after he has had his feed in the morning,
having had as much water as he can drink by
him all night, take off bis usual clothing and
put on a doubly thick rug and hood, kept, for
the purpose. Walk him briskly for an hour to
open all the pores of the skin, then begin a slow
trot, gradually Increasing the pace for .20 min
utes; then canter slowly for abont two miles;
then take him at once to the stable and heap
half a dozen blankets or rugs on him and give
him water to drink' in small quantities. In a
quarter of an hour take off all the clothing and
send it out of the stable to dry and sweeten;
then let a couple of men scrape ahd rub the
horse quite dry. Put on some blankets or rugs
that can be changed In an hour's time' for his
usual clothincr. Everv horse in training should
have a duplicate set of clothing, and every op-I
..nv. ..!... t.A .n1.s ... ..... nn. ..na a. In .ha
FWi,Ult,.J MO ...B.GU .W IU, UU. WUO OC IU ...
open air in fine weather or to air by the fire in
damp weather. Horseman.
Cincinnati Makes a Hani. .
rSFEClAL TELEOBiM TO TUB DISPATCII.1
CixcnrsATi, November 30. HolHday and
Nicol signed to play with the Cincinnati League
Subscriber: There is no such thing as "a
mile sprinter." v
Billy Sunday can qualify what he does not
believe in in very strong terms.
President Nimick was exceedingly de
lighted with Sunday's letterjresterday.
A Readek: John L. Sullivan and Paddy
Byan last met in a fight at Madison Square
Garden In January, 18SJ.
A SPORTING man wired to this cityfromNew
York yesterday stating that be is ready to back
McClelland against Miller, of Philadelphia, in
a ten-mile race. 7
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of nDny in Two Cities- Condensed
for Itendy Reading.
TBS practice of having .an "open eyening"
at the dose of each month has been inaugu
rated at tbe Washington night school. On
Friday many citizens were present. Among
the visitors were Superintendent Luckey, Prot
Logan and J. Hamilton. Those who contrib
uted to the entertainment of the evening were
Mrs. Fricke. Mrs. H, H. Wallace, a chorus of
voices from Miss Taylor's room, and a duet by
pupils from Miss Connelley's room.
Superintendent Lucket made a tour of
several of the night schools tbe past week.
Those visited were the Ralston, 0'Hara.Spring
Ccld Washington and Soho. Mr. Luckey em
phatically states that there is a very marked
improvement in the night schools this year.
The rough element that has been a great bane
to the night schools seems to bo entirely absent
THERE wilt bo a lecture under the auspices
of tbe German Library Association at tbe
library rooms. Wood street and Virgin alley,
on Wednesday evening. The lecturer will bo
Dr. F. H. Bernard, the chemist of the Penn
sylvania Salt Company ar Natrona. His- sub
ject will be "The First Human Traces on the
George OverTTaugh and Margaret Kearns,
both aged persons, were taken to the Homeo
pathic Hospital suffering from injuries 're
ceived by slipping on ley sidewalks .yesterday.
Overbaugh fell and broke his wrist on Seventh
avenue, and Mrs. Kearns was severely hurt
about the back. '
A CHICAGO railroad man has invented a
patent excursion ticket that will prevent the
scalpers from getting in their effective work.
The trick Consists in comparing tbe signatures
of the passenger, one written when the ticket
was bought, the other when the return is
Thomas Geipjn was arrested yesterday,
for acting in a psorderly way at the corner of
Twenty-srxth street and Pepn avenue. Too
man was kicking np a tow generally.wantlng to
fight the whole neighborhood.the police officer
Included. He was taken to the station.
John Delalsoton, W. X Armdter and Ed
ward Klanigan were arrested by Lieutenant.
Kramer yesterday afternoon ou Ellsworth ave
nue, near Ambersjn avenue, and lodged in the
Fourteenth ward station, charged with being
Notices have bean ent out that Mr. A. W.
Comstock will lecture upon: "Infidel Preach
ing" at Imperial Hall on December 28. the pro
ceeds to go to Chief Elliott, ot tbe Depart
ment of Charities, for distribution to the poor
of Pittsburg. f
Chicago business houses are said to be boy
cotting the Pennsylvania road because tbe
Trunk line compelled tho Monon line td re
deem and cancel all mileage books' at 2 cents
per mile. The festive drummers have suffered.
A MEETDfO of the W. C. T VS. will Tie held
at the corner of Beaver and Washington ave
nues, Allegheny, at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
The Soss of Tomperance will, be addressed
at 8 Ohio street, Allegheny; by several lefc'dsw
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Dngan, a Sonthsider, leady
THE CHALLENGE REPLIED TO.
A Lively Scene at a College Football
:-. . Match.
William Dugan, a Sontbsider, challenges
Fat Farrell to a battle for 51,000. Farrell's
friends reply to the challenge. There was
a lively scene at a college football match.
Interesting reasons are given for the collapse
ot the'Wannop-Fallon contest
Local sporting- circles were somewhat
surprised last evening to learn that Will
iam Dngan, a Southsider, was ont with a
challenge to fight Pat Farrell, the chal
lenger of George La Blanche, who recently
defeated. Jack Dempsey. When the fact
was first known none of the sports would
believe it. However, the writer met Dngan,
and in answer to a series' of questions, Dugan
"Yer, sin I am ready to fight Pat Farrell at
any time and under any rules for SoOO a side.
I can put up my own money, and Farrell need
not leave Pittsburg in search of a battle. I
think I can give him all the fighting he can
stand, and 1 am not. making any bluff. I am
ready any time Farrell says he is ready.
THB STAKES BIO ENOTJOH.
"I don't think be need grumble about the
size of the stakes, because he has never fought
for $500 in his life. All that I have to say is 1
will light him."
Dugan is comparatively unknown as a pugi
list here. However, he is a powerfully built
young man ot about 25 years of age. He will
weigh about 170 or 180 pounds and has had some
experience in training pngilists.
Farrell could not be seen last evening, but
one of bis intimate friends mado the following
statement: "Farrell will pay no attention to men
like Dngan. All these challenges to Farrell
are made for the purpose of injuring his
prospects. He has challenged La Blanche for
the middleweight championship of America
and' he can make his challenge good. This
challenge of his has aroused the envy of certain
peofie, hence tbe noise. Bnt any sensible man
will know that Farrell In bis present position
cannot fight a local man for. 1501 a side.
NOTHING TO GAIN.
Were he to fight and win his financial gain
would be almost nothing and he would lose his
position on tbe police force. That would not
pay. At any rate, Farrell will not fight a man
in Pennsylvania. We trust he can defeat tbe
Marine and are prepared to back him in that
match If it can be made. We still have hopes
that tbe Marine will meet him, because Farrell
is willing to go to San Francisco to fight. That
means business. Most certainly we are not
prepared to listen to every Tom, Dick and
Harry that may talk about meeting blm. If
Dngan wants a fight he can have one with a
man of much less note than Farrell."
HADE THE BLOOD FLT.
X Lively Football Match Between Yale and
SrXCTAI. TXLXaHAM TO tux DISPATCH.1
New Haven, Conn., November 3a The
football season closed here this afternoon in a
bloody strife between the Yale and Harvard
freshmen. The game opened with Yale hold
ing the ball and Harvard kicking with the
wind. The Yale team was made up' entirely of
first year men, very few ot whom had seen a
football game prior to September, Harvard, on
the other hand, had four university men outhe
team, viz: Trafford. Fearing, Hallowell and
Upton. This fact made Yale jealous and she
sailed into the game to win, bnt Harvard's
strength, which; was evident at all points,' car
Tied the day. and she was a victor by a score of
! rt t
TtwhiTT had been In nlav Abant l.T,tnlnntc
wnenajewry wasruieaoa ior slugging, ana ne
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retired irom tne neia wttn mood streaming
from his nose and mouth. In the second half
both teams changed their tactics of play and
tried a kicking game. They were pretty evenly
matched with odds in favor of Harvard.
The most noticeable play of the game was
then made by Owsley within the last five min
utes of playing time. He started from Yale's
20-yard line and successfully evaded all of tbe
Harvard players until downed by Trafford
within three yards of Harvard's goal. He lost
the ball to Harvard in the tackle, and Harvard
in turn lost it td Yale in tbe down. Wanning
dropping on it as it rolled from Frothingham's
arms. Yale was unable to score a goal, this
being due largely to Owsley's poor judgment
in gauging the wind.- The final score was:
Harvard, 33; Yale, 12,
C0ULD2TT GET A "PLACE.
Difficulties That Prevented tbe Wannop-
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, November 80. Copyright. The
failure to bring off the fight between Wannop
and Fallon Is due to a combination of unfore
seen circumstances. It was first fixed to come
off at tbe Agricultural Hall tournament, but
this meeting was abandoned in consequence of
the police having refused their protection to
Another purse was then offered by Parson
Davles, but some difficulty was experienced In
getting a soluble meeting place, and finally
the Brooklyn strong boy came to the conclusion
that the small stake, 95 to the winner, was not
worth waiting for, so he has determined, alter
visiting his friends in Ireland, to return to the
The Local Football Team.
It Is likely that the local football team that
visited Detroit last Thursday will stick to
gether for the season and tackle some of the
leading teams in the State. The team went to
Detroit without any practice, and the players
showed up so well there that good judges are
of the opinion that with i little practice to
gether they will be able to hold' their own
against some of tbe best teams. It Is, there
fore, probable that a big match will be arranged
to take place in this city on Christmas Day.
BIS ROMANCE ENDED. ,
Married When Thonaht to be Dying, He
Lived 2S Year.
St. Louis, November 30, Captain Henri
Frangel, an' officer of the metropolitan police
force, died to-day from tbe effects of gunshot
wounds received dnring the war. One of the
many romantic Incidents in his career -was
connected with his marriage. He waa .en
gaged to an estimable young lady and the wed
ding day was set for June 19, 1SCL On the 17th
the Home Guards, a part of Frank P. Blair's
contingent, marched past the. court house,
where a murder trial was in progress. Frangel
was clerk of tbe conrt. Everybody rushed to
the windows to see tbe parade and the prisoner
made a dash for liberty.
At tbe time a musket was accidentally dis
charged in tbe ranks of the Home Guards.
The raw troops thought they were being at
tacked, and poured a volley Into the Court
House, the contents of four muskets entering
Frangel's body. Whlle.on bis supposed death
bed he married tbe young lady to whom he was
betrothed, miraculously recovered, owing to
her care, and tbe gunshot wounds did not
prove fatal until to-day.
SHE WINS '$3,600,000.
A Salt Against a Railroad Makes Woman
Chakleston, W. Va, November SOi The
suit of Marie Hoyt, of New York, for an in
junction restraining the State froto selling
480,000 acres of land in Wyoming and Logan
cknnties, was decided in favor of the plaintiff
in the Federal Court to-day. Tbe Court rules
that claims under tbe old Sarver survey are
valid and give tbe plaintiff a good title.
.The laud lies along the Norfolk and Western
Railroad, and is valued at 8,000,00a It is tbe
largest single tract in tbe State. ' The decision
also clear the title to much other property.
A TeHlmfnlal for John A, Slkler.
Cleveland, November 30. At the close
of tho first act of "Egypt." in which Effle
Ellsler was the star, at the Euclid Avenue
(Opera House to-night, John Ellsler. the veteran
actor and manaeer, and father ot EflU, was
made the recipient of abandterae taUaonial
'fmn u nin1anii dSftra 'Th sift w4a-
goid ennMom of te Noble at tstt Myi
Barm. Jianagwr was. jsartz
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EeOXSPOBT NOJIS. ; '
NaWral Gkt. Famlse -A Bride Fatmart
Akar Two Atteapts to Ki id.
KsiM(e "Briefs Fran
GZKKALV MASTER. MECHASIO- SSEEBEJT,-
of the plant, died very suddenly yesterday
moraine of .hemorrhage of tha lnno Wn was
.not ill prior to the death;
. The Baltimore and Ohio Company threw
open' to the public their new freight depot tew
.day, and placed aTforce of men at work in tear
ing down tbe old shanty which served as a' de-'
potior so long.
TBS' work of. placing a battery of boilers is
the converting department of the Duquesnc
Steel Works, where tbe boiler explosion oc
curred, was completed to-day, and the- entire
'plant will be placed in full operation again
Just at the completion of the marriage cere
mony between Mr. James Huber and Miss'
Herwig, in St. Peter Church, on Wednesday
morning last, the bride fell filnting in-th'e
arms ot her attendants. For some hours she
was.sericmily 111, but is now fully TecivereiL.
There have been two attempts to rob tbe
residence of Mrs. Hugh Skelley, on Walnrifc
street, during tho last few days.- Suspicion
points to a certain individual, and swatch has;
been placed upon bis movements. Xii. Skelley'
is snff eriag from nervous prostration in con-'
.sequence of the- fright occasioned by these, at
tempts. A reward of $100 has been offered for
the capture of tbe scoundrel.
' The suit brought by the Bev. CadvUle,
-against W. P. Wampler for $30,000 damages for
defamation of character still hangs fire.
Twice has the case been placed for trial, and
then postponed. An attempt to compromise
tbe matter has been made, bnt Mr. Cadvills.
refused any settlement, which does not include,
a retraction, of the charges made against blm.
Dusnrd the past week the following persons
werd. united In marriage: Mr. Charles Koehler'
- and'Misa Effle T. Hayes; Mr. James Haben and.
MlsaT Annie Herwig: Mr. James Foster and
Miss Laura Gilchrist; air. David Hlggs and!
Miss Annie Feul; Mr. George Clark andMlss
Lulu Srookmyer; Mr. William Ebrbart and.
Miss Mabel Lynch, and Mr. John Sangf ord and;
Miss Mary L Martin.
THE contractors having in charge the build
ing of the Monongabela Fnrnaco plant, aW
pushing the work very rapidly. They have
erected a canvass root over tho workers to pro
tect tbem from rain and snow, and this roof is
raised and the walls go op. Already the bene
fit which the new mill will be to the .town la
manifested by the amount of money put ill;
.circulation by them and expended by tbebrea-
. ployes among the business men.
Gas consumers here are no in arms. -The
supply has been very inadequate for some.
......1.a ft... JnM. .t... !.,. - .1 ,J
lauuiiu, uu uuiuiK un usb .civ uaja f'- ue-
come so light as to compel many housekeepers
to resort to wood In cooking the meals. The'
trouble seems to be that tbe gas company have,
' increased the number of consumers without
correspondingly-increasing the supply of gas.
An incipient rebellion is now brewiag among'
Yxstebsat, was payday at tbe steel works;
ana in consequence our mercnanta did a thriv
Knox Browne, the well known clerk at the
Rankin Wire Works, who has been ill for some
weeks, is gradually sinking: and little hopes,
are entertained of his recovery.. He suffers
The sewer improvements are being still con
tinued under the careful scrutiny of W.B.
'Howat, the pushing Borough Engineer, . A
great number of sewers have been built during
thef summer and it is tbe intention' of- the' au
thorities to continue the good work.
. Those reports which have been sent out
stating that the borough authorities had given
.out the contract for a city hall, are Incorrect.-
No deanite action has yet been taken in the
matter, except to refer the question to a commit
tee for consideration. This committee have
had Mr. Jose Angtln submit a plan for tbeir In
spection. If the committee decide to build and
adopt'.the plan as presented by Mr. Angtln' the
result will be a very fine building for the town.
It will bo of brick, three stories and
gable roof, with a high central tower.
It is to be hoped the co'mmittee will decide in
favor of building, and especially a the present
quarters of the borough officials are entirely in
adequate for their, needs, Mr. A. S. Brabaker,
the obliging,.Borongh Clerk, being-especially
'hampered la this particular.
THE FOURTEENTH. AMITSESAET.
The Association fer-tlwlMSireveaiet'efrise.
Poor Will Celebrate TctHftt-rlMMkl .
Statement of It Affair.
At 7:30 o'clock this evening the four
teenth anniversary services of the Associa
tion lor the Improvement of tlW Peer .will
take place in 'St. Peter's Episeopal Church,
corner of Grant and Diamond street, to
which, all those Interested la the work for
the city's seer, and the pahlio -generally.
are invited. The annaal meeting fee the ;
.election of officers and managers, will be
held, to-morrow afternoon 'at 2 o'clock; la
the parlors of the T. M. O. A. building.
For the anniversary meeting this evening
the following programme has been ar
ranged: Processional hyras. choir; Lord's Prayer;
hymn, creed and prayer, reading of annual re
port, Mrs. H.K. Porter: collection, kyan. adj
dress by Bev. W. B. Mackay; address by Bev.
W. Fassavant, D. D.; hyma, prayer asd bene
The report of Xrs. Si E. LipplBeott. the
Association Secretary, shows thewerk done
for-tbe needy Trorn November 1888, to No
N timber of families- twejer care of As
Number of 'families aisled by the As
sociation Num'ber.of persons laeluded. ....... ..
Number of new applicants. ,.
Number, of visits to poor families.....
Number of visits, oa Behalf of famines -
Total visits. 272.
Situations obtained Tor persons....... .268
Days' work obtaiaed for persons'...... 699
Children placed In SabeMB school... . 169
Children placed la pabttc schoets ... 117
Persons sent to country hoaaM (chil
dren 288. adults 66) ,- .... Z
Persons sent to orphaiaea.... ......... . 3
Fersoss sent to hospitals 20
Coal Orders distributed, bushels...... 48,600
Grocery orders distribatea". . 8,&9
Shoe orders distributed.... 646
Diet dispensary orders for-the sick.... 2494
November, IJ88, Cr. balance fresh, afr
fund. ..... ..,.... SSe73
Receipts, Association Improvement of
the Poor. 4 r. .'... 1L232 38
Keceiexs, Children's' Temporary ' a
Receipts, fresh air fund............... 1,6 W
November, 1898, overdraft due Treas
urer oa Association Improvement 1 of '
PooraoeeaMn .......... 1.17987
November, less. Dr. balance Improve- ' -
mentPooraccount4.. ' oM.Qf
November, 1888, Dr. balance Childi en's "v
Temporary Hose... ; 38888
Expeettituree- Association Improve-, , .
raear of the Poor. U.SH.21
Expenditures Children's Temporary '
Home..,.i i Jt. LI 84
Expenditures fresh, air fund , 1,8 13
November,a889.Cr. balance Children's
Temporary Home..... ,, 117 04
November, leW. Cr. balance fresh alt
Paid r warrants on treasurer. ..SU.1M.3S'
Due dealers. November L 1888 XSH 41
Cash gives for special cases , oroao
Estimated vidae groceries, clothing. .
etc 1 - 4774 08
Estimated value coal. Brewer, Craw- ,
font and other funds.. 2,736 08
Estimated valaeof doaatiuaa tochll- '
urea's hesses .,.:..: 488 38
Total, ieasebtedness November
1889. . J ' - .-r''-V'
To treasurer, November 15. 1&9..
To delete, Nevemner 13, mm,
i 2,53 38
. SPECIAL' jteTICK TO T LABIBd -.
A Weaeerftl Array ef Awaertsea Will
HeMr the Beards at Knhmn' 6k
Beeartme Week. '
DHrig the eoaiog week we shall offer
unprecedented aad iaeoasparaele vetoes ia
indies' exquisitely stylish newaarkeM. Tk
styles ate tbe very newest and seeaCitma
iro old stoekJiere. that has eeeaarassjea-ap
no befeM-'Xoeh'sHursr gtmssa see; '
seen la. ear stock-. Dont tax Teewjatafiiia
tion, ettker, hrtryiDg to" pietare wtMt.wnst
be seen b be appreciated. IT m fieri a isa-.
pert tinat eeauUfal nmcssttetsMat, M
haw hasjSM eftresd wte ftk.iHr' .em the.
' ' Or
erly. For Tfeerff
Alderama Porter Fined Ulna 8150,
Him to the Workhon.p.
JonniJoian, Sr., who lives oaVpsV
eighth street, was sued before AlilS
Porter yesterday-on an information matls?
Agen) Dean, for cruelty to fctsWttHSgf
seven children. Nolan has been in thehab'if
of beating his wife into an iasensiMi1
Edition.. He has clubbed her w
sticks nntil her body u -
mass of bruises. The same treatment he
gave-ais wne ne administered to his chil
dren.. He would not provide .Wt,;.. n
proper; food for them, though he wat earning
ilS everv week as a plumber, vet for mnni
he only gave Ma wife for the support of her-"
self and seven children $3 to .1(5
a week. 'I'he rest of the money be
wonia spena in drink. So cruel
did he become, that the neighbors notlfiI.
Sir. Dean, who had .him arrested ana
placed in jail. The heating last night wis
full of revolting acts, and. Ardermaa Por
ter, in sentencing him to the workhouse for, ,
four months, together with $150 fine, said'
. that It was the worst case of craelfy and de- ;"
his- Aldermanic career. HeiaidthVoian
had not one redeeming trait in his character.
Brnles HavlBg-Been IaIoxlcn(FaLv J it.
Martin Joyce, who was it ported -its hsf -.
Ing been engaged In a tussle with, another.
man at the Panhandle roundhouse laVt
days ago-; called at this office and, said Jtf?
naa eeen greatly insni tea Dy tne: J
question and had probably thrown hi
cidentaliy over the bannister, bnt: wished
itdistioctly understood that he hadnevaf.
isstea liquor in nis inc. mucn less . Bavin
been nndertne innaenceot liquor -at
time the accident occurred. He U a .;
man on, the Panhandle road and rnasta
engine occasionally and feels the - ia?pt?
huu oi saving oeen aruoK sieeniyv
' . J5
tk f IJs, . M
FTKNI3HE3 nattxraLfood to the exbauste5y ,;
and warn-out Brain and Nerve Tissue. Itr,f;: ; ;
regulates theflaw ot blood, to the Brain, ani "S', . j
..if... II wtf. ,,,. .t,A w,(,,,f Te . lw.7 it . M
,wwr.)M w..m Mfwu 0 n m. .1 .hth mjuk
nervoo excitement; in short, it soothes,
noariesaiid bunds up the overworked awt
exhausted system. It contains no InJoriHSS
saMtaaee. Sola by Druggists. Price. 9L.Q...-
RflRPRQ' RfiVAl r
grry troota. tee greet !, 1
a thorough trial of year Beyal
t asasteased to state for year lnferseaelsiit
it is alt aee. la fact, more ths yea ate less Kg
to be. XrtaHwith pleeeare not. only try a
Induce say own personal irieaas wo. ae
afflicted with nervousness; to take yoar renedy,
bnt shall certainly proclaim It to all whom 1;
may meet In. my travels as a great ana. wen-
naesed.ilOx'AL remedy. With beer Wieaet,"
yoars truly, HABKT BROOKS. noSa -
' IN THESE DAYS .'
Of adulteration it Is desirable to pafchafe . ;
vnaes kbowb to oepore.
OUlfPTmE CALIFORNIA "WINS-
resetietlysa. Net only pare, but flrttctsc;
in everyrespeet. .rai quarts, 00 calorie per
OOLD SEAL CHAMPAGNE,
Out Gtod Seal aow-eajoye tee repateeW of.
, beine tbe best wise made la Aseerica, and -ssa-l
eeeecaMr rival tbe best etaaaaoC EaroB.aa4,
is ia ae way below these hi pvriey and "
aaa seaeei 10 wet la price, jtwm. Tee: oaareui au
Oar Pare 8-year old Expert Whisky: bee e
.asms a prime favorite at ft, or six fee .- - Pi
p la ft quarts and sold oeiy , , ,'v
Wholesale aaa BelafcT Drmtssaae.'' .,
413 Markets, PieisMEe?fKfi
To whom all orderaihoaMbesiai send
, at the above goods. - iteVwamai
A STltCtf IN TIME SAVES Mi'
As wee (Warked by the oed sM mad is, bet
eves if t net -take In tle. tBereeleere
lif A IfleQ i"W-v
,e- I I aWT uUT"
"" , 1
paired M the ganseat. made to leekiae ae. . M
BypjmJBVji, sae xauor, ea r irw avew wjttt
wood st- Seconal Boor. ho new has f eom-.
sieve eswretion bm aew.reaovaaag process. o
J4J. LAW Jf CLAaSiTT.
ITBiX"Ml!:MBEK8 OF STAR OF LIBESTX
I Caetie No. lirt. A. 0. 1C of M. C - InTincl-'
ble Loeste No. IA K. of Paa Brka Coua-.
ell No. SrJr. O. V. A ., w aeer Iff My rtr
CbaiB Hill, SUNDAY; Dwekhet L. at &
o-eiocx.se maice arTeg;isasaes Mr isneraioc;,-
oar ate aro. ana sir .uiet. seeery Avnuia, -
leer. 8. JC V. C: JamesLtrea. C'C.fM?1
A. Celeafan. C.( J. T. weeMete. iseVyt AVa.',f!
Joaee. Sec'y;; J. T, WeeWate, K. sf.KMeiL'
b. ' ati-LMjc
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Thutylwttif , Decembg&
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