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MEW SALARY FUND.
iWard's Scheme to Cheer tlie
';; Brotherhood Players.
&Tho League Will Appeal for Legal
II Id junctions at Once.
SIN1EEESTING SPORTIKG HEWS
John M. "Ward made some important
.statements about the Brotherhood and As-
I v'Eociation. He is raising a guarantee fund
for players' salaries. Several magnates talk
significantly about the consolidation of the
Association and Brotherhood. The League
means to appeal to the law at once.
fSFECUA TELIOaXH TO TBI DISPATCH. I
Philadelphia, December 1. John
Montgomery Ward and President Johnson,
of the Cleveland Brotherhood, were in town
to-day and created quite a stir in the local
Brotherhood ranks. The main object of
their visit was to determine the local
Brotherhood's attitude toward the proposed
bonus fund of the new League to cover sal
aries of players in case any dub fails, but
"before their departure this evening the ques
tion of the amalgamation of the Association
and the Players' League had occupied the
major part of their attention. Shortly after
1 o'clock this afternoon John "Ward and
President Johnson, accompanied by President
Love, Henry Tagcett, Lawyer Vanderslice,
Robert Evans, George Wagner and Benjamin
Hill entered a private parlor of the Girard
Hotel and after locking the doors held a
lengthy secret meeting.
WHAT TVABD SAID.
President Ward stated to the meetingthat he
had come to ascertain the local management's
attitude toward raising, the bonns fund, al
ready agreed upon, to $80,000 or $10,000 assess
ment to each club. Mr. Ward explained that
this was deemed advisable in order to give the
players every assurance ihat there will be no
trouble in getting whatever money is dne them
should any clnb fail. He said he did not ex
pect anything of the kind to occur, but this
should be done to meet the attacks of the
League and effectually prevent the defection
of players. The local management agreed and
gave bonds for the payment of their assessment
After transacting some matters of lesser Im
portance the question of the amalgamation of
the Association and the Players' League came
up and engrossed their attention for over an
VEBE SOMEWHAT WAKM.
They refused to state at the conclusion of the
meeting whether any definite action had been
taken in recard to the amalgamation, bnt of
this there is bnt little doubt. President Ward
stated in the meeting that Foreman and Tucker
had signed with the Brotherhood. It was ar
ranged that the former player should be with
the local clnb, while the latter should go to
Brooklyn next season.
"We have talked over the matter of con
solidation," said President Ward at the con
clusion of the meeting, "and 1 do not see how
snch action would hurt the Players' Leagne.
Still, we are strong enough by ourselves to
fight the League, and there isn't reallv any
necessity for consolidation. With the defec
tion of Baltimore the Association is in a very
bad wav. It only leaves them four clubs, and
a consolidation of the Pkuers' League with
them would be of immense value to them."
JOHN WOULDN'T ANSWER.
In answer to the question as to how the differ
ent club managements of the new leagne are
disposed toward it, Mr. Ward said: "l do not
care to answer that question. You see the
.meeting of the League will not take place be
fore the 10th of this month and some may
change their minds during that period."
In a further talk upon the subject President
Ward left a decided impression of a considera
tion. He laughed at the objection to the new
Leagne that they were signing too many play
ers, and said they wonld take all they could
get and have nse for them. From this it may
be interred that all extra Dlayers wonld be
used in the consolidation action.
"What do you think of the New York man
agement prosecuting their players?"
'It's all bosh,'' be said. "They cannot keep
the men from playing ball nor can they re
serve them as they claim I understand that
they are to prove cute this week. If they are
going to do it, I want them to do it right off.
We are ready any time."
JJOT ATKAID OF LAW.
But,' be added, with a sly wink and a broad
smile, "they will not do it. They Know the
courts will not sustain the action. There is
also a prevailing sentiment that legal action
will be taken by the various League clnb man
agement against their players, bnt there should
be no fear in this direction. The players'
League has now settled itself on a firm basis,
and the plaTers who are signing with it are not
blowing b abbles. It has a certainty of success
notwithstanding the opinions of those opposed
to the n .w formation."
President Ward said that he had received no
information concerning the alleged defection
of th f mons It. Louis Browns to the Brother
hood. He stated that two or three members
had just signed, and folly expected that the rest
noma ao likewise in tne next ten days.
Leacl rill also find," said Mr. Ward, "when
f the si ison opens that her star players will be
j, gone, and Oelr clubs made up largely of new
5 material We are constantly signing their
players an 2 we have no Instances of anyde
'. lections as reported."
? MB. JOHKSOX SPEAKS.
i. John Ward returned to New York this even-
f ing, while Presid-nt Johnson took a throngh
' Western train for Ccveland. Previous to his
departure President Johnson stated that the
Cleveland Brotherhood was established on a
firm basis and had a strong support from the
i President Love, of the local Brotherhood.
stated that they wonld not pay 570,000 for
rorepaugu-s i-i-".. -c saia it was too much and
a much belter groi-rl could be got for less
money. He said that r o had his eye on a piece
of ground and the pure tase of it may be made
betore the end of the week.
President Pennypacker, for the first time,
came out for the consolidation of the Associa
tion with the Piayerb' Leagne this evening.
Yes," said Mr. Pennypacker. "I favor the con
solidation scheme. It would not only strengthen
us, but wonld give stability to the newly formed
League. Together the fight against the League
womd be a successtnl one without any doubt
whatever. The defection of Baltimore has no
doubt left ns very weak in platers, and the
consolidation is desired by all the Association
President Pennypacker did not deny tho fact
that the Association had already been ap
proached on the subject by the new Leagne,
and that the subject was now being seriously
considered. From this it Is evident that the
consolidation ot the American Association and
the Players' Leagne is only a question of a few
LOOKS LIKE A EACE.
E. C McClelland Forwards Articles
Agreement to Miller.
There is a strong probability that E. C. Mc
Clelland and Alexander Miller will be matched
this week to run a ten-mile race. Yesterday
McClelland received a copy of the articles of
agreement, signed by Miller, for a race to be
run at Philadelphia for 300 a side and
all the recelDts on December 23. The
articles, however, were not satis
factory to McClelland. They did - not
allow him any money for expenses to go to
Philadelphia; they did not state when the final
deposit was to be made, and they left the selec
tion of final stakeholder and referee to be
mutually agreed upon at some later date.
These omissions simply meant that McClelland
might go to Philadelphia to find that a final
stakeholder or referee conld not be agreed
Last evening McClelland drew up a new set
of articles making the Philadelphia Item final
stakeholder, and giving that cfficial privilege
to select a referee if the contestants could not
agree in choosing one. McClelland also In
serted a new clause providing him with tS ex--nses.
It is, therefore, likely that Miller's
icker, if he wants a fair race, will agree to
-nese terms. The main object of McCIelland's
Article is to insure him of a race if he goes to
The Keds Want Latham.
St. Louis, December L Ted Sullivan has
been authorized by President Stern, of the
; Cincinnati Clnb, to sign Latham. The latter
has a contract in bis pocket, butsavsbe has
not signed It, He has taken Brotherhood
money, but says he can renav it. Latham will
probably do nothing until be discovers whether
he can collect any of the 3900 back salary which
lie claims Is due him, ,
WILL APPEAL TO LAW.
The League to Try and Enjoin the Players
at Once Fresldea Klmick's View of
the Blatter A Case Ready
A well defined rumor is current to the
effect that the League magnates intend to
test the law regarding the enjoining of
players at once. The Sporting Ttmes, the
official paper of the League, in its current
"We ask our readers to be on the imme
diate outlook for a sensational turn in the
Brotherhood revolt. "We are writing in
telligently and advisedly, but in the interest
of the good of the game we refrain from
being more explicit at thiB time. However,
we can say, with Bre'r Brnnell, that 'we
have seen the papers,' and they are clinch
ers. Something will drop for the Brother
hood men with a dull thud. An injunction
suit is liable to be brought at any time, and
you can rest assured that such a suit would not
be brought at this early day unless it was a
cinch for the League. Just keep your eyes
The above Is a definite intimation that a legal
fight is to commence at once. A dispatch
from New York also states that the law firm of
Evarts, Beaman & Choate has a case prepared,
and would have submitted it to conrt before
now had Colonel J. L Rogers not been confined
to his roomily sickness. The firm named rely
very much on the Colonel's knowledge of base
ball law, and it is said that as soon as he is suf
ficiently rorvivprpti the Ippal ficht will com
mence. The dispatch further states that J. B.
Day is extremely anxious to have the question
settled at once.
It Is understood that Messrs. Ward and
Ewinir will be taken as test cases, that is the
New York club will ask the court to enjoin
them against playing with any club in an organ
ization which is a rival to the National League.
If tho injunction is granted then it is safe to
say that the Brotherhood scheme will be killed
for a year at least. It is also stated that all of
the other old clubs of the League are prepared
tn institute nroceedlnes similar to those of the
New York clnb.
President Nimick could not be seen yester
day, bnt a few oays ago be intimated to the
writer that no legal action would be take
here until the playing season had arrived. TnC
players be said, had until next April to make
up their minds as to whether or not they will
plav with the League. However, as the New
York clnb seems to be anxious to push the
matter, it is probable that the other Leagne
clubs will wait for the result of that club's .'ef
fort. It was the intention of the League to de
fer legal action until next April, but the mag
nates and their lawyers have evidently come to
another conclusion. It wonld seem singular to
try at this juncture to enjoin a player against
playing with certain clubs next year, but it is
understood that the players are also willing to
have the matter settled as soon as possible.
Doubtless it is better for the Brotherhood
that the question be settled now than to be de
ferred until the playing season commences, be
cause to fight it thoroughly next April wonld
probably necessitate a suspension of playing on
If the legal battle is commenced now the
players will havo plenty of opportunity to test
the law in the question in all its phases. If the
New York courts grant an injunction it is not
likely that any of the Brotherhood players in
other cities will hold out against the Leagne
any longer, becaue with a veto on the New
York and Brooklyn clubs the Brotherhood
scheme will be virtually killed. However, if
the New York courts refnse an in
junction it is understood that the
League clubs of other cities will
also test the matter, hoping that the law in
one btate is different to that of another on the
Question. President Nimick and other local
club officials think that in this wav Injunctions
will bo obtained somewhere, and if they are the
Brotherhood will be proportionately handi
capped. A gentleman interested in the local Leagne
said last evening: "I know that President
Nimick has recently been busily encaged with
some prominent local lawyers on the matter,
and that extensive preparations are belngmade
to submit it to court. These consultations have
absolutely convincod President Nimick that in
junctions will be granted here, hence bis wager
ing that a Brotherhood will not play in Pitts
burg next year. But Mr. .Nimick and his col
leagues intend to wait until the New York club
has made its fight."
JACKSON AND SULLIYAN.
Some English AnllidVltles Compare the Two
The following are some of the opinions of
the best authorities in England on pugilism re
garding the merits of John L. Sullivan and
Peter Jackson, the colored champion, who are
just now offered phenomenal purses to fight:
Jem Mace, ex-champion, says: "I consider
Jackson the wonder of the world. Smith was
no match whatever for him. If Sullivan was
in proper condition I think he would be the
best man in a fight to a finish. Bnt he will
hardly ever get in first-class fix again. He don't
like work, you know."
John Bull (Chippy Norton): "Well, I backed
Jackson for over $1,500 in the Smith affair, bnt
I think John L. Sullivan can lick him without
JackDivis, ex-heavy weight: "Jackson is
another John L., and the pair ought to make a
splendid go in a fatr field with no favors."
Parson Davies, Jackson's manager: "Peter
would knock Sullivan ont in the first round."
Jack Hal dock, the prince of seconds: "I
would much prefer to be behind the white man
if I had my choice."
Jem Carney was asked what be thought of
the two big fellows, but positively declined to
give any op inion whatever. "All 1 want," said
the lightweight champion of England, "is to
meet that blooming American duffer, Mc-Auliffe."-
Jack Harper, one of Smith's seconds: "Jack
son is a good boxer, but I think Smith would
defeat bim in the old style. Sullivan would be
mv favorite against the colored man."
The well-known owner of race horses, 'Squire
Abington, lost many hundred pounds on Smith,
and did not wish to give any opinion of fighters
when asked. Jake Hyams, the lightweight,
said he thought Jackson was a better man than
OBJECTED TO OAER0LL.
He and Van Haltren Came a Kick at
rSFECIAL TELEGBAJI TO THE DISPATCH. I
San FkAkcisco, Cal., December L The
Executive Committee of the California League
has decided that Oakland wins this year's pen
nant. Last bunday ended the season and Oak
land and San Francisco were tied. Oakland
had George Van Haltren, who bad been playing
with Stockton, and Fred Carroll, of Sacra
mento. In uniform, read to play against the
San Francisco Clnb. Manager Finn, of the
latter team, would not allow his players to par
ticipate in the came if Van Haltren and Car
roll rook part. Umpire Sheridan decided the
game forfeited to Oakland by 9 to 0. To satisfy
the 20,000 people present the teams, minus the
two players named, played what was announced
as an exhibition game, and Oakland came out
victorious. San Francisco protested Oakland's
right to the pennant.
It came out in tire testimony that Carroll had
not been released by Sacramento, as Oakland's
manager understood. The executive commit
tee setaslde the umpire's decision declaring the
game f orfeited and decided that that was an
nounced as an exhibition game went on as a
Boston and Oakland to-dav played seven
innings with a tie, score of 7 to 7. Clarkson
pitched for Boston, Wehrhng for Oakland.
.NOLAN HAS BACKING.
Eastern Bookmnkers Willing to Back Him
Against McCarthy Again.
New Yoek, December L Several well
known bookmakers who saw the Cal McCarthy
and Mike Nolan mill on Wednesday night think
that Nolan can whip McCarthy, and they are
willing to back him against the Jersejrman for
81,000 a side. They said they would make it
52,500 a side at the Lynch-Flaherty fight, bnt
when McCarthy's backer offered to donbie
tbem and make it $5,000 a side and to make the
match on the spot, they dropped their price to
1,000. and very likely a match will be made,
Good judges of fighters whosawthegoon
Wednesday night say that it is their opinion
that Nolan can give McCarthy a great deal
harder and longer fight than he did then. Mc
Carthy Is happy at the prospect of another light
so soon, and he is confident that he can whip
Nolan in less time than be did before. His
friends will back him to their last cent, and if
the bookmakers want to they can make the
match for $15,000 a side as easily as they can
for a thousand.
HIS LIPS ARE SEALED.
Phelps Wonld Like to Ten Something, bnt
fSrCCIAI. TELZOBAK TO THX DIBrjLTCn.1
Louisvuvle, December L President Phelps
was asked to-day if there was any newsabont
the coalition of tbo American Association with
the Players League:
"My lips are sealed until after the meeting
of tho Association." said he. "I'd like to tell
in oil .hunt mattom , t r,- , -. i.
would be improper. The Brotherhood was en-
ucibk away some ojl ear .08 piajervfttt aujuie police purwu.
this has been stopped now, at least, T haven't
heard of any Association players being signed
by them tor a week, Boyle being the last one,
I don't blame the Brotherhood for making this
raid, because they have got to go and win their
fight if they can, irrespective of other organ
izations. I can tell yon one thing, however, and
that is Louisville will not be dropped out of
tSFECXU. TELXQKJLM TO TBI DIBPJLTCK.1
New Yoek, December L The following fine
field of probable starters at Clifton for to-morrow
First race, six and a half furlongs-Oracle 99,
Marsh Bedon 110, Souvenir 107, Belmont 114 King
of Norfolk 122, SquandolOG, Woodburn 105, Prince
Edward 117. Silver Star 118, Briar 110, Keystone
HO. Annio M 106, Tony Pastor 110, Pegasus 102,
Ked Elm 110. , ..,.
Second race, flve-eiRhths or a mlle-Bosarlum
117, LorrlsW. bt. Mary 109, Osceola 114, PMllp D
lli J. J. Heaiy, Waboo, Karl H each H7.Grooms
man HZ, Kadlant U2, America 109, Nina W 114,
Blessed; Davis each 112, Lady Archer 109.
Third race, oae and one-sixteenth miles Frank
"Ward 106, Centipede, Supervisor, Lafltte, Van,
Eleve, Cathedra gelding, each 102, iannle H 99,
Utility 90. ... .
fourth race, one mile Carnegie lis, Speedwell
111, She. Wattle, Looram, each 107, J UcFarland
103. Specialty 99, Deception 99.
Flan race, six and one-half fnrlonis Flush,
Hardship, Grey Cloud. Bull's Eye, Parthian, Poc
atello. each 110. bt Paris 115, Alveda 107.
Sixth race, seven furlongs Madollne colt 120,
Jackrose 119, Bessie K 115, Faustina 113, Owen
Golden 112. Mabel Glen 110, Gramercy 109, Becklo
Knott IDS, Bonnie Leaf colt 102.
HE WAS TAKK ?0E A I0KEL.
Ex-Sollcltor General Jenki Tells a Good
Story on Himself.
Ex-Solicitdr General George A. Jenks
told a good story on himself a couple of
He stalked into the Seventh Avenue on
his arrival by a late train, and took up a
position before the desk He was accom
panied by a stout stick, a small weather
worn grip and wore a sioucn nat, muuuy
shoes, a storm-beaten overcoat andthe char
acteristic hirsute appendage to his nether
chin in its usual tangled condition, almost
hidden from view in the folds of the volum
inous muffler which encircled his throat.
Anyone unacquainted with him would
have taken him lor a nrosperous farmer in-'
stead of the Solicitor General of the late ad
ministration. Slowly drawing off his gloves
he affixed his sign-manual to the register,
and then a smile broke softly over his feat
ures, as he regarded the clerk who saw the
smile, and went him one better.
"I'll tell you what happened me on the
cars," said the ex-Solicitor General. "I was
sitting back in my section, and having
about concluded that I was feeling hungry,
I called one of the porters and
asked him if he thought I
conld get a sandwich or something of
that kind, to eat. I don't know whether he
thought I wanted the sandwich to carry
away with me as a souvenir of the trip or
for some other purpose, but he went away,
after regarding me in a fashion which sug
gested to me that he had some doubts as to
my sanity. He came back through the cars
once or twice within the next few minutes,
and I observed that each time he looked at
me as if he had something on his mind of
which he thought I could nossibly relieve
him. Finally, about when I had made up
my mind to make another request concern
ing something to eat, the porter came along
and reaching my section leaned over, and in
a confidential tone, not unmixed with a
touch of compassion, said, 'Think, sah, yo
care go to a dollar?'
I told him that I was willing to pay that
amount for a meal, and I never saw a man's
face change from an expression of mingled
compassion and contempt as did that
porter's. He bowed and rubbed his hands,
and his ebony face shone with a delight at
getting over successfully, what he evidentlv
had regarded as a' hard job. I guess he took
me for a countryman, who was trying a ride
in Pullman for the first time, and by some
process of mental calculation had arrived at
the conclnsion that a dollar meal was more
than I could stand.
. HOW C0ULS0K CADGHT HIM.
Ho Had More Trouble in Getting the Gov
ernor Than the Criminal.
Detective Sol Coulson arrived in triumph
and a Pennsylvania Railroad coach yester
day, bringing with him Dennis Meagher,
the requisition for whom he had extracted
from Governor Beaver by an operation
little short of skillful dentistry. "When
he first met the Governor he was
still reluctant to give up the papers the bail
piece idea having apparently taken root in
the Gubernatorial brain. Coulson was per
sistent, the Governor resistant; Coulson
pleaded, the Governor receded. At last the
detective, wearied of his own voice, sus
pended operations long enough to eatdinner
and renewed the attack afterward, with no
He then sought out Secretary of State
Stone, and to him he confided his griev
ances with an appeal to intercede with the
Chief Executive of the State for the papers.
The Secretary did not hesitate, and a meet
ing was held that evening between the
Governor and Messrs. Kirkpatrick and
Stone, which lasted until alter midnight,
the Governor finally giving in, and the big
sheet with the big gold seal and the big sig
nature of the Governor of Pennsylvania
attached was given into Coulson's hands.
"You may be sure," said Sol, "that I
didn't let the grass, which peeps between
the cobblestones of Harrisburg, grow under
my feet, or give the Governor a chance to
repent and take it back from me, I got to
New York by the next train, and I had no
more trouble with Governor Hill than I
would with Judge Gripp to make out a war
rant. Here is the paper; it is a little one,
and David B. Hill's signature is a little
one, but I guess he is a pretty big man. I
went to the Tombs and got-my man without
the slightest effort to get a writ of habeas
corpns or any other impediment."
"How would it have been if you had
gone with a bail niece only?"
"How? I would have been laughed out
of the city of New York by every officer,
from the judge to the court boot-black."
PILLED IT WITH MUD.
How a Toll Collector Was Taken In on a
Punched Silver Dollar.
One of the toll takers on the Smith field
street bridge is looking for a slick individ
ual who passed a punched dollar on him
one night last week. It was one of those
disagreeable evenings when persons were
scurrying across the bridge, trying to dodge
the gusts of rain which swept -up the river.
About 7 o'clock a young man ..without an
umbrella crossed over from the opposite side
of the approach to the bridge. As he
neared the window he dropped a coin on the
ground. He picked It up, and throwing it
down in front of the collector, said: "You
can wipe it off. Hurry up; I want to catch
that car." The collector gave him 99 cents
in change, and for a few minutes he was so
busy that he could not wipe the mud and
dirt from the silver dollar. "When he did
so he found that the coin had a hole in it
almost large enough to make an earring for
a Fiji Islander. The young man had care
fully filled the hole with mud, smeared
some around the edge of the coin.
A HUNTSMAN TRKfcD BY DOGS.
A Fox Cfanso Brought to n Sudden and
Terr Fanny End.
POUGHXEKPSIE, December L The Dutchess
Hnnt Clnb closed the season of 'cross country
riding yesterday afternoon. The meet was at
f Union Corners, East Park, and the riders were
A. Kogers, E. P. Rogers, Edward Tower, Rob
ert Sanford. William Tewksbury and there
were two whlppers in, Mr. Utephenson being
The run was southerly, and was to havo been
over a route eight miles in length, but the man
who dragged the aniseseed bag was so hotly
Sressedby the dogs that within a mile of the
nish he was compelled to climb a tree, and
that brought the run to an abrupt finish.
A Bed .Letter Sunday.
Yesterday was the first Sunday upon
record in which no arrests were made in the
Point district, and even the redoubtable
Trubv Shaul came off his beat in the Yel
low Bow and Old avenue without a single
case. This is regarded as the most uu
xnis is regarded as tne
precedented occurrence m many years la
THE BILL (tf FAKE
To Which the Fifty-First Congress
Will Sit Down at Noon To-Day.
MANY VERY FAMILIAR DISHES
Amonjf the Courses That Will he Served up
Oaring the Session.
A FEW NIBBLES TO BE MADE K0W,
UaTlBgMostoftlieMealto be Disposed of After tho
So much time will be occupied to-day by
the House of Bepresentaives in organiza
tion that it is not thought the President's
message will be sent to Congress until to
morrow. A forecast of the probable work
of both houses until the Christmas holidays
"WASHiNGTOir, December L The Fifty
first Comrress will assemble at noon to-mor
row, with a prospect of accomplishing an
orderly and uneventful organization. In
view, however, of the necessary consump
tion of practically an entire day in the
organization of the new House of Represent
atives, the President's annual message will
not be sent to Congress until Tuesday. The
annual report of the Secretary of the Treas
ury will be transmitted at noon on "Wednes
day. The coming Congress will have brought
to its attention for action a number of mat
ters upon" which the public has become well
informed by reason of previous discussion.
Among them are the Blair educational bill,
the bills to forfeit land grants, general and
special, to declare trusts unlawful, the
dependent pension bill, the bills to repeal
the civil service, and oleomargarine tax
laws, and various measures relating to the
tariff, internal revenue and general financial
EEPOKT3 TO BE BECEIVED.
There will also be presented to the Senate
the results of the investigations made during
the recess by the several committees upon-,
the dressed beef business, the subject of irri
gating arid lands, the relation ot Canadian
railroads to the inter-State commerce law,
and the commercial relations existing be
tween the United States and Canada, in
cluding the Alaskan seal fisheries.
The silver question will speedily come up
in some shape. Senator Stewart's resolu
tion, introduced last session, declaring it to
be the sense of that body that the Secretary
of the Treasury should purchase the full
limit of silver bullion for coinage fixed by
the law $4,000,000, will be pressed for
The tripartite treaty with Great Britain
and Germany respecting the control and
direction of affairs in Samoa is the principal
topic to be discussed under the head of lor
WILL BOB UP AGAIN.
There are, however, the fisheries and seal
questions, which were up for consideration
last session, which are likely to appear
again; also, the proposed scheme to promote
commercial union with Canada, with a view
to its ultimate annexation; the settlement of
tbe .Mexican ana Aiascan ooraera oy me
appointment of commissions or by treaty;
and the declaration of the sense of the
United States with respect to loreign con
trol of inter-oceanic canals on the American
The general expectation is, and precedents
go to confirm it, that very little business
will be completed before the holidays. A
good part of the time of the Senate, the com
ing week and up to the Christmas recess,
will be consumed in executive session, dis
cussing and disposing ot the long list of
recess nominations that the President has to
send in for confirmation or rejection.
A SEHATOBIAL CAUCUS.
A Republican caucus will be held early
in the week, to -place new Senators on com
mittees. It is said that at this caucus
efforts will be made to effect some change in
the personnel of the Senate's officers.
Unlike the Senate, the House of Repre
sentatives of the Fifty-first Congress will
present a decided change in political com
plexion as compared with its predecessor.
Beside the addition of five Representatives
from the new States to the roll, extensive
changes have resulted from the last elec
tions, so that of the total of 330 members,
only 199 occupied seats in the last Congress
and the Democratic majority of 12 in the
Fiftieth Congress has been replaced by a
Republican majority of 8, as shown by the
uuomciui um urepareu uy iuo ciur&.
At noon to-morrow General Clark, the
Clerk of the last House, who holds over
until his successor is appointed, will call
the members-elect to order. The roll of
members, as prepared by him, will then be
called, in order to demonstrate the presence
of a qnorum, and the House will immedi
ately proceed to elect Mr. Reed, of Maine,
Speaker. The oath of office will be admin
istered to him by Judge Kelley, of Penn
sylvania, the member who has the longest
record of continuous service.
The first duty of the new Speaker will be
to summon the members of fhe House to ap
pear before the bar and qualify. There has
been talk of opposition to the qualification
of certain Representatives whose seats will
be contested, but it is thought unlikely that
there will be any serious delay in the organ
ization. The remainder of the elective
officers of the new House will be chosen,
and then will follow the biennial drawing
forseats, with its attendant divertingscenes,
which will consume the remainder of the
first day's session.
AS TO THE MESSAGE.
- Upon the completion of the reading of
the Presidept's message, on Tuesday, it will
be referred to the committee on the whole
for subsequent distribution among the ap
propriate committees when appointed.
It has been customary for each newlv
organized Houseol Representatives to adon't
the rules ot the preceding House, but in
some instances this adoption has been for a
limited period only. In view of proposed
modification of the rules, it is probable that
the old rules will this time be accepted only
for a week or ten days, thus giving the Com
mittee on Rules an opportunity to formu
late a new code. It is not likelv, however,
that the new code will be radically different
from the old code, so far as restricting the
power of the minority is concerned.
KESISTANCE 'WOULD BE SUBE.
Any attempt to materially interfere with
what the minority has como to look upon as
its right would be stubbornly resisted by
the Democrats, and there are a few Repub
licans who are equally tenacious of their in
dividual rights under the present practice,
but some modifications will undoubtedly be
attempted in order to prevent a small mi
nority (for instance, one-filthof themembers
present who may now compel the roll to be
called, ad libitum, upon filibustering mo;
tions) from controlling a very large ma
jority. The Committees on Rules, Mileage, "En
rolled Bills and Accounts will necessarily
be appointed this week; but of late years
the practice has been to defer the appoint
ment of the remaining committees until
after the holiday recess, so that no legislative
business is likely to be transacted before the
Meanwhile, following numerous prece
dents, the House will probably permit the
introduction of bills for printing and refer
ence to appropriatt committees, when ap
pointed, and of these bills and resolutions,
new and old, there are vast numbers now
ready for introduction.
A Serlons Tumble!
Michael Carey, who lives on Forbes, near
Pride street, was returning home Saturday
night and fell down a flight of steps leading
from Forbes street to the rear of his home,
Jbreakingjau wrat uuLdulocfttiig: Msrigbt
'shoulder. He was 'removed to the Mercy
Hospital, where Dr. Speer attended the
For Wettern Jnn
tylvania and West
PrrrsntTBO, December I, I8S9.
Tbe United States Signal Service oOceria
this city furnishes the following:
Maximum ternD.... 41
8 .-00 A. IT
Minimum temp...... 22
Bange - ... 19
8 -OOF. X .&3
nean temp S3
Hirer at 8:20 r. K., 8.4 feet, a change of 1.5 In 24
rSFSCTUi TELEGKjkMS TO THB niSPJLTOB.1
Bbowksvuxe Kiver 8 feet 2 Inches and
falling. Weather clear. Thermometer 89 at
MOEOANTOWit Rivet 6 feet and falling.
Weather clear. Thermometer S6 at 4 p. K.
tVAEBKW Klver 2 feet 8-10 inches and fall
ing. Weather clear and mild.
P1TTSB0EG IN EIGHTH PLACE.
The Preceding Week's Bnalncsi at the
Various Clearing Domes.
Boston, December 1. The following
table, compiled from dispatches from the
Clearing Houses in the cities named, shows
the gross exchanges for the week ended
November 30, 1889, with rates per cent of in
crease or decrease, as compared with the
amounts for the correspondingweebin 1888:
NewYort 8S,60S,2E9 6.3 ....
Boston 8US56,337 2.3 ....
Philadelphia 67,751,293 12.5 ....
Chicago 61,037.000 2.9 ....
Bt. LdlJ.....-w. 16,922,056 12 S ....
BiilTranclECO 16,653,973 4.6 ....
Heir Orleans. 12,502, 14 4.6 ....
flttsbnrc 11,831,372 10.9
Baltimore 11,603.181 13.2 ....
Cincinnati 13,286,450 2.9 ....
Kansas CUT. 7.7C3.9G4 .... 11.9
.Minneapolis 6,122,760 15.2 ....
Louisville. 0.743.733 .... 2.9
Providence 5.523,200 29.9
Milwaukee S.239.O0U 1.2
Detroit 4,617,300 17 5 ....
Cleveland 4,600,602 23.8
St. l'aul 4,420.906 10.7 ....
Omaha .. 9)2,609 24.2 ....
Denver 3,762,666 60.5 ....
Memphis 3,100,693 0.7 ....
Colnmous 2,675,000 31.1 ....
Richmond L020,4o3 .... 11.7
lndlananolls 1.82.VIB9 2.8 ....
Galveston 1.777,594 .... 0.9
Fort Worth 1,758,114 130.8 ....
Duluth 1,530,806 .... 15.2
l'eorla 1,301,450 11.9
Portland. Me. 1.001.151 37.3
Ol. JOSCpn 1,U33,:2H
New Haven 969,034
Des Moines. 611,342
UrandBaplds : 534,407
Wichita - 251,790
Los Angeles 477,001
Portland, Ore 1,515,937
Ontslda .New XorK.,
Not included in totals.
ATEET CLEVEK F0EGER
Has Been ItlnUlnc En 97 Victims of
Merchants of Yoancntown.
rSPECIAt, TELEOKJJI TO TRZ DISPATCH.'.
- Youngsto-wtt, December 1. During
the past week a stranger has been success
ful in swindling merchants here by giving
small checks purporting to be signed by
prominent manufacturers. He appeared in
the garb of a workingman and represented
that he was in the employ of the party sign
ing the check.
Purchasing a small amount he secured the
balance in money and in this manner raked
in several hundred dollars.
Ran nnd Broke an Arm.
Frank Annis, with a number of other
boys, made a fire on a waste plot of ground
between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets,
yesterday. A police officer noticed the fire
and chased the boys. Annis ran toward
Penn avenue, stumbled over some stones and
broke his arm in two places. The officer
took him to the "West Penn Hospital and
had his arm set.
Hustling for OfQce.
The McEeesport Postoffice fight between
J. A. Stone, "W. E. Thompson and "W. E.
Harrison is getting very warm. An ap
pointment is said to be a sure thing this
month. A delegation of six prominent
politicians will leave for "Washington to
day in the interest of an appointment. Some
of the applicants are very much stirred up
over the hand of C. L. Magee in the fight.
Sent Up for tbe Winter.
John Delaington, "W. J. Armdter and
Edward Planigan had a hearing before
Magistrate Hvndmen yesterday on a charge
of being suspicious persons. Thev were ar-
L Tested by Lieutenant Kramer on Saturday
atterrroon at tne corner ot Ellsworth and
Amberson avenues. The Magistrate sent
each of them to the workhouse for 90 days.
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