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nsoN signs laueb;
The Chicago Captain Cheers
the League's Supporters.
AN INTERESTING EUMOE.
The Indianapolis Team May be Trans
ferred to Kew York.
KICK TOUKG'S HOPEFUL TIEWS.
Captain A. C Anson, of tbe Chicago
club, says some cheering things for League
supporters. He signs Latter, of this city.
Rumors are current to the effect that the
Indianapolis team ma be transferred to
Kew York and Cleveland bought out.
President Tonng predicts, the League's
There is only one Anson in the baseball
world and he was in the city yesterday. The
big, bluff, genial and forcible man is always
welcome in Pittsburg whether his mission be
to play ball or to capture players. He al
ways has something interesting to say and says
it with a force that gives the utmost encourage
ment to his friends.
The big captain's mission to the city yester
day was to try ana sign Tener and Gumbert for
the Chicago National League club. He did not
succeed, however, but he was not in tbe least
disheartened on that account. "I knew the
positions of the two men before I came here."
he said. "They are strongly opposed to signing
with a National League clnb and in that they
are acting Tery foolish. I bear that Tener has
signed a Brothcrnood contract, but I don't
think Gumbert has."
THE GEXEBAIi OUTLOOK.
"What do you think of the situation," was
"Well. I think the League is gaining a peg
every day. The League is getting Brotherhood
men one by one. and this must certainly be a
gain to tbe League and a loss to the Brother
hood. However, 1 don't think the Brotherhood
will ever hit a ball. I feel certain that the
courts will grant injunctions against all old
League players. I feel Tery confident on this
point, and if such turns out to be tho case
some of tbe players will find themselves in
creat difficulties. If New York courts refuse
an injunction I don't think that any effort to
secure one will he made elsewhere. But even
if an injunction is not granted I don't think
tbe Brotherhood can last more than one or two
seasons. There are a hundred and one things
that will help to break up the organization, and
you can stake your life that the National
Leagne is in tbe field to stay.
lf tbe brotherhood gets its clubs started
they w ill find that there will be some strong op
positiou clubs. The Brooklyn League club will
kill the Brotherhood team, and I want the base
ball public to know that I'll have a team that
will make somebody hustle.
A GOOD QUABTET.
'1 have four old players already, riz: Buns,
"Wilmot, Hutchinson and Anson. I can state
positively that I will get some more. I also
want to state that in Wilmot I have secured tbe
best outfielder in the country. I mean this
most emphatically, because I'm certain there's
not an outfielder in tbe country who can touch
"What do you think about the consolidation
"I think it will certainly weaken the Players'
League if they ever get one. If they were to
get tbe rest of the Association players that
would be no additional strength or attraction
to tbe Brotherhood. The League players have
tbe reputation and League cities don't care
about Association teams: tbey don't want
them. 1 know that an Association team would
have no attraction at all in Chicago. But the
Brotherhood would not get all of the Associa
tion's best men.. If the Brotherhood wants to
make a success it should confine itself to tbe
National League players because they are pop
ularly known in each League city. There is
one great fact and that is both tbe Brotherhood
and the National League cannot live if they
each have clubs in tbe same cities. One of the
organizations must go to the wall, and young
man, let me tell you right here that tbe Na
tional League will be in existence when we are
dead and gone. Now make a note of this and
paste it up. Of course, if tbe two organiza
tions kept clear of each other's cities tbe mat
ter might be different. The .League would care
little or nothing about tbe desertions of the
players, but the latter have made up their minds
to try and ruin the League by encroaching on
THE LEAGUE'S BIGHT.
Surely the League has a perfect right to fight
for its own territory and ail fair-minded people
onght to aid us in this."
"What do you think of the players' salary
"Well. I think it is all bosh. What is 0,UU0,
.75,000 or 60,000 as a guarantee fund for such
an undertaking? But why should there be
necessity for a guarantee fund? The League
gives no guarantee, because everybody knows
that It pays its players wbether school keeps or
not, and we all know that if the Brotherhood
does not take in the money the players won't
be paid. I speak my honest convictions when I
say that if anybody has pnt up money for tbe
Brotherhood he is very foolish, because I don't
think it worth a cent on the dollar. Oh, yes, X
think we'll have a ten-club League for a season
at least; but 1 don't think that tbe Leagne will
continue it. I know some clubs that will drop
out by and by. The ten-club plan will work all
right, although it will cause extra trouble in
formulating a schedule of games. However,
that difficulty will easily be overcome."
Daring the afternoon Anson signed "Chuck"
Lauer, the catcher who played some time with
the local club last season. The terms were not
made public, but Lauer was highly satisfied.
"If Lauer does not make a first-class player,"
said Anson, "1 will be deceived. I am exceed
ingly pleased at signing him. I now have'a
good list" of men for next year, including the
four old hands. I do not believe that Van
HMtren has signed with the Brotherhood
President N. E. Toudk Talks fn a Tery
rSFECIAL TXLEGBJLM TO IHB DIRM.TCH.I
washikqtoit, December 3. "The National
Leagne will start out next sprinc,"sald Presi
dent Young to"-day, "with ten well-equipped
and evenly balanced teams of ball players. We
do not expect, nor do we want' all our old
players, but each club will have enough well
seasoned material to assist and guide tbe younc
recruits we are now enlisting in all parts ot tbe
conntry. Some of them are quite moderate in
their demands, but others waut star salaries to
start the season with. Applications are pour
ing in from all quarters, signed mostly by
players averaging irom 6 feet 6 inches up to 5
tcet 10 inches and weighing from ISO to 200
President Young expressed himself confident
that the injunctions will lie against players who
havo signed Brotherhood contracts, and thns
s-ettle tbe controversy so far as the season of
1S90 may be concerned. Certain players who
are still on the fence have raised tbe "question
whether or not theywiU be entitled to draw
salary from the Leagne should an injunction
hold against them and they refused to play with
a League tem. "There should be no mistake
on that point," continned Mr. Young, "for if
players are restrained from playing with
Brotherhood teams they cannot draw salary
from a League clnb unless they render services
which will entitle them to compensation. In
other words, if tbe Brotherhood players are
barred by the courts, they will remain in idle
ness unless tbey sign League contracts."
It was the Intention ot the attornev for tbe
League to commence the battle against the
Brotherhood this week bv putting an injunc
tion on John Ward and Buck Swing.
SCHHELZ FOR CLEVELAND.
He Is Encased lo Blnnnae the Forest City
rSFZCLU. TELZQKAM TO TBI DISrATCH.1
- Clstelasd, December 3. At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Cleveland
Lelgue clnb to-day, ex-Manager Gus Schmelz,
of the Cincinnati team, was engaged as man
ager of tbe local League team for next season.
He said that he had heard rumors of the
establishment of a Brotherhood club at Cin
cinnati, bnt thought it all depended on the
action taken by the Brotherhood and Associa
tion regarding coalition. The dispatch sent
out from Indianapolis to tbe effect that Cleve
land was only hiring players to sell them back
io the Leacue and withdraw is pronounced by
the local directors an unqualified falsehood.
Tnc engagement of a uianacer to-day hardly
looks like it. Secretary Hawley has received
a letter from Bob GilVs, Cleveland's versatile
all around plajer, in which he says that he has
not signed a Brotherhood contract, and doesn't
propose to until he can see his way clear.
'HOLDING'BAOt THE BOMB.
. Boa-era' IllneaaWIII Defer the Tiejrel Bat
tle Dor Snid to Have a Terr Strong
' Case President By roe's Spin
lon of Phelps.
rrXClU. TILEOBJLM TO THS DISPATCH.!
New Yobs, December 4 The illness of
John L Rogers, of Philadelphia, has resulted In
tie putting off of the throwing of the bomb
that the League has prepared, and it is now not
likely that anything of importance will be done
In the matter until after the new year has
opened. It will take some days to prepare the
necessary papers, and if the League men really
have tbe proof which they y that they can
produce against a certain Brotberbod player,
there will be some fun before the next season
opens. President Day is keeping somewhat
qniet at the present time, and refuses to have
anything to say as to what he will or what be
will not do, but certain it is that be has a deep
laid scheme that will bextiscovered at no dis
The much-talked-of suit will be against John
M. Ward, and will be brought on behalf ot the
New York clnb. The League -committee, 'con
sisting of Messrs. Day, Byrne and Rogers, will
probably come .together during the latter part
of the week, and form some plan upon which
to work. The snlt will be brought in this city,
and will prove a red-hot fight from beeinnice
to end. Ward will be attacked where he least
The League men are keepine a sharp lookout
on tbe movements of the American Associa
tion, and from present indications it would
seem as if they would like nothing better than
to bav&the Association join hands with the
Brotherhood, as in such a case tho league
could make a combined descent on the players
now with the Association. This they cannot do
now, on acconnt of tbe national agreement.
The Brooklyn clnb has added another impor
tant name to its galaxy of players for 1890. The
latest addition is Dr. Busbong, who met Presi
dent Byrne to-dav and stated his readiness to
resicn with the Brooklyn club. It was a pleas
ant moment, of course, to Mr. Byrne, who al
ways believed that the famous catcher would
remain loyal: still the factot his signing with
the old club sets at rest all doubts as to how he
stands in tbe quarrel between tbe Players' and
the National League. This makes the four
teenth player signed by tbe Grooms. The only
ones remaining out are tne two pitchers,
Hughes and Lovett,and Catcher Visner. All
these are very desirable men to have upon a
team, and there appears to be but little doubt
that their names will be upon a Brooklyn
League club contract, probably before the new
year is ushered in.
Regarding the "break" of Corkhlll, -wherein
tbe clever center-fielder is reported to have
said that he signed to play with the Brooklyn
club in tbe American Association, and not in
the League, Mr. Byrne said it was the veriest
trash. "Only a few days ago," added Mr.
Byrne, "I had a very cordial letter from Cork
hill, and there is not the slightest intimation
that be was dissatisfied in again signing with
tbe Brooklyn dob."
"What do you think of Mr. Phelps' opinion
of the reserve rule"? a Dispatch reporter
asked President Byrne. "Oh, there is an ex
cuse for anything that Mr. Phelps may say
upon that subject. He is necessarily piqned at
the turn of affairs in the American Associa
tion. It Mr. Phelps, however, really believes
now that the reserve rnle won't stand in tbe eyes
of the law, as the player received no consider
ation for the privilege, then he -must be a very
Inconsistent man. Why, the gentleman was
one of tbe original trainers of the national
agreement, and for two years we were to
gether in the Board of Arbitration, A player
gets no consideration for the privilege, eh T I
think he gets a great deal. There is not a
player in the country who would not' play in a
club for a much less salary than elsewhere if
he was assured that he would not be reserved.
Take tbe case of Daly, for instance, who has
signed with the Brooklyn clnb. A number of
clubs were anxious to secure him, bnt be
chose to play with the Washington club and
await future developments by sliming a con
tract with the reserve clause stricken out. The
fact of Washington backing him under tbe
circumstances, so as to give him a chance to
get a greater salary at some other time, is
giving a player great latitude, don't you
QUITE A MEW RUMOR.
The Hooalera May be Transferred to New
1 York nnd Cleveland Sold.
.fCrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBX DIirATCH.2
Indianapolis, December 3. Baseball cir
cles here are considerably worked up over a
current statement to-day that the Indianapolis
club is to be transferred to New York. Wash
ington has already been practically absorbed
by Baltimore, and tbe scheme of the prophets
is that after the Indianapolis club has been
moved to New York, tbe players of theCl"ve
land club will be purchased by the various
League clubs, making an eight League clnb
circuit for next year, embracing the best ball
cities in the country. The local sports who
make tbe above prediction base their opinion
mainly upon tbe fact that New York has not
sicnea any players and apparently is making no
effort to get players.
ah me meniDcrs or new lorKS last years
team have joined the Brotherhood, and it
seems strange that no steps are .being taken by
President Day and Manager Mutrie to build up
a club for next season. While tbe New York
management is doing nothing all the other
League clubs are bustling for players for tbe
coming season. It is also asserted that New
York is willing to pay a big price for Indianap
olis' crack players, who have also signed with
tbe League, but still tbe persons best informed
on the affairs of the local club do not think
there Is a particle of reason for believing that
tbe club is to go to New York. There is no
telling, though, what next April may bring
forth. It is announced that Charles Miller, re
cently released by Baltimore, has signed with
Indianapolis and will play center field.
The Consolidation Scheme.
Philadelphia, Decembers The directors
of the Athletic Baseball Club held a meeting
yesterday, and soon afterward Treasurer Whit
taker left the city for Columbns to confer with
President Phelps, of the American Association,
and the representatives of the St. Louis, Co
lumbus and Louisville clubs in relation to the
proposed consolidation of the American Asso
ciation and Players' League.
Prosecutions Greatly Reducing Their Hum
bert) An Important Meeting: Callrd.-
Fish Warden J. W. Hague stated yesterday
afternoon that the prosecutions for Illegal fish
ing are having a good effect, as violators of the
law are not by far so numerous now as hereto
fore. He also stated that there will be a meeting ot
tbe United Hunting and Fishing Clubs on De
cember 14. The business will be Important. Of
ficers for next year will be nominated, the Fish
Warden's report will be read and also that of
tbe Secretary. Other questions of special im
portance will be discussed.
Entries at Elizabeth.
1SFSCIAL TELEORAM TO TDK DISPATClt.1
New Yobk, December 3. The following are
to-morrow's entries at Klizabeth:
First race, six furlongs Later On 102, Edward
F, Cambyses each 107, Winona, Connemara 104,
The Abbess 86, Glory 99, Sam Mqrse 84, Fanstus
99. Mr. Felham 81, Carnot 102.
Second Jrace, five funonirs Fastlc, Harry
Fanstus, MIrabeau each 122, Hemet 95, Fall Malt
Its. Fred B 130, Al Eeed, Not Guilty each 118,
Sophist 99, Nugget 115. Mabel 113, Maid of Wood
land gelding 111.
Third race, six and one-half furlongs Little
KInney,71. U. W Oook Hi Manola 104, Merlden
104. Tipstaff 117. Sunshine 87, Puzzle 109, Wheeler
T 102, St. Valentine 93.
Fourth race, one mile W. Daly, Jr., 99, Tavis
ton 109. Lela Mat 109. Mamie B 74, Reecho 84, Guy
Grav 101. King Idle 106.
Fifth race, three-quarters ofa mile Bill Barnes,
Prince Karl, Zepbyrns, Pelbam 97, Village Mali!
99. Newbnrs 102.
Sixth race, oneJmlle-Glenmonnd 93, Barrister,
ft lured Ui, hantalene 118, Theodoslus 105, Martin
To-day'a Card at Clifton.
rSPtCUI. TELEGRAM TO TRB DISPATCH.!
New York, December 3. The entries at
Clifton for to-morrow are:
First race, celling, one mile Lancaster lia
pounds: Keynote, 107; Mere, 101: Carrie U. S8;
Equality, Utility each. S3: Entontown. 92: Chap
man. 92; Souvenir, Oracle, Alveda, each 89; Lit
tle Sliver, 77.
Second race, five furlongs-Osceola. Prospect,
Philip 1. Lorrls. Jllna W. Kittle Pease, Hotr
Then. St. Mary, Keveller, each lift pounds: Ban
Inlrd race, five furlongs-Ivy, "Wanderer II,
Ten Broeck, Trlfler, Telle Doe, Conrtler, Blessed,
FUtawsy, Highland Maty, Brier, each 101.
Fourth race, seven and a hairrurlongs, selling
Unganlli. Firefly 112, Can't TelL Kay mond, each
jvr, r uu ucrrj Jul.
Wanderer II, each 100, Little Barefoot 99, Adonis
Sixth race, six furlongs-Jack Rose, Garrison,
each 123. Ban Lassie IIS, Lemolne, Hello, Becky
Knott, each 105.
A Fnrrovr Reinstated.
Ban Feancisco. December 3. The stallion
Al Farrow, which broke the 4-year-old record
at San Jose, Cal., last spring, but who was ruled
off all tracks by tbe Pacific Blood Horse Asso
ciation a few months ago, when the stallion
was held back by his jockey during a race, has
been reinstated by the action of tbe associa
tion directors last nUrtit, tbe stallion baring
been sold to other parties.
Organized nnd OScered,
rsFZCIAI. IXLXQBAK TO TITX XXSrATC2.t
Hasbisbtjeo, December 8. At the session
AMSflk - - -
ot tbe Inter-State League to-day the salary
.limit of tbe players was axed at 8100 a month.
The guarantee to ho paid visiting clubs was
placed at 65 a game, or 40 per cent of the gate
receipts: Officers were elected as follows:
President Secretary and Treasurer, William
H. VoltzPhiladelphla; Vice President. Will
iam M. Douglas. Allentown; Directors James
T. Kelly, Wilmington; James Farrington, Har
risburg; J. G. Humes, Lebanon:. J. C. Misbler,
Altoona; Schedule Committee Altoona, Le
banon, Allentown. The next meeting of the
league will be held in Allentown.
Tbe Field Trials.
Lexikgtoit, K. C, December 1 In the field
trials to-day four braces ran in tbe first series,
the Pointer stakes. Derby Joy ran with Lou,
Carl Grove with Nye, F F V with Sally P, and
Miss Mealy with Convex. Four more braces
will be run. and the does showing the greatest
merit will be selected by the Judges to run for
the prize. The weather is favorable, the at
tendance good and birds plentiful. Rowdy Rod
won the first prize in tbe Setter Derby.
Ridge Wnnta tbe Money tip.
tsrZCLU, TM.EORAM TO THS DISPATCH.1
Braddock, December 1 In reply to the
challenge of Hughes, Joe Ridge, the feather
weight pugilist, says that he pays no attention
to challenges not hacked up bymoney. "If
Hngbes wants to flgbt me," he sayv'be can put
up a forfeit at The Dispatch office, and that
will show he means business. His friends
know very well bow to get a match if they
Cannot Get a Rink.
The local curlers are having considerable
difficulty in securing a ring for their winter
sport. Yesterday Mr. J. W. Drape said: "So
far we havo not been able togetaplace. We
have one splendid location in view, but the
price demanded is so awfully high that we can
not possibly take it. We are all poor men and
cannot afford to give fancy prices."
Drmpiey and McCarthy.
San Francesco, December & Jack Demp
sey and Billy McCarthy, df Australia, signed
articles last night and posted a forfeit of $250
to weigh in at 154 pounds on the night ot their
fight in tbe latter part of January, the date to
be hereafter fixed. The fight will be for (1.800
and the world's middleweight championship.
Anson says Chicago is sura to get the
These is a letter at this office for Edward
Hanlon, the ball player.
The live bird shoot announced to take place
at Brunot's Island yesterday was postponed.
H.T. 8MITH left the city yesterday for the
West, to make arrangements for the local
team's early trip.
The Chicago captain strongly maintains that
few players havo really signed with the pro
posed Brotherhood clubs.
Arson is certainly not despondent, but he
mourns to some extent because of the difficul
ties ahead of the Brotherhood.
Three local patrons who have purchased
season tickets for several seasons past, stated
definitely yesterday that they would stick to
the old Leagne by all means.
LUCK IN THE NEW U00N.
Curious Superstitions na to tbe Potency of.
From the London Graphic
The potency of lunar influence in worldly
matters was at one time almost universally ac
knowledged, and even now many of the errors
and superstitions connected with tbe moon
still hold their ground among the rustic popu
lation of the country. Not only is the restless
ocean governed by the pale luminary of night,
but a kind of tidal arrangement was supposed
to exist in the bodies of the animals, their
marrow and brain fluctuating with the in
crease and waning of the moon. It is a popu
lar belief that the rays of the latter, falling
upon a sleeping person, cause his face to be
come distorted, and, as some aver, even de
prive him of his senses in fact, lunatics were
so named from their supposed susceptibility to
lunar influence, and "moonstruck" is a com
mon term for a state of mental aberration bor
dering on imbecility.
The phases ot tbe moon are supposed to ex
ert a marked influence over tbe growth of
mushrooms, and formerly, in order that their
flesh might not waste in the cooking, tbe best
time for killing pics was considered to be when
the moon was on tbe increase or near the full.
One sometimes meets with the superstition that
when the moon comes in and goes out on a
Sunday seed planted during that month will
not grow. Hair, it is said, should be cut at the
new moon, otherwise it is liable to fall off;
corns, on the other hand, should be cut during
the waning of the moon in order that tbey may
gradually diminish and ultimately disappear.
It is customary with country people to.bow or
courtesy to the new moon, and by some it is
also supposed that a wish made at such a time
will be gratified. It is held, too, that the money
in one's pocket should be turned for luck. To
see the new moon through glass, however, is
considered unlucky. When the moon is on its
back, that is to say with the horns of the cres
cent pointing upward, it is tbonght by some to
indicate frost. Sharp horns of the new moon
are supposed to presage wind, and when tbe
outline of tbe entire planet can be traced it
was, in Scotland, looked upon as a sign of bad
WHAT THEI COULD DO.
Booth & Fiinn Are Not Going Into the Ice
Soilness nt Present.
It has been rumored for some time that
Sooth & Flinn were going into the ice bus
iness on au extensive scale in opposition to
tbe Chautauqua Company. "When asked
about it yesterday, Mr. Booth replied:
"No, there is nothing in it for the present.
"We have a lakh at Ligonier that covers
abont 60 acres, on which we get ice in the
winter from 15 to 25 inches thick- "We also
control the run from the lake, and by buy
ing a few more acres of ground could in
crease the capacity of the pond."
From another source it was learned that
sometime ago when the firm were abont to
put wagons on the street, the Chautauqua
Company made an agreement with them not
to do it, for five years. It is claimed that
this agreement is liable to he broken by the
ice company at any time, and if this is'done
the firm is prepared to pnt carts on the street
at once, and embark in the ice business ou
an extensive plan.
Thinks tbe Fee Too Lnrjre.
John Mullen, yesterday entered suit be
fore Alderman McMaster against E. S.
Newlin, a Grant street attorney, charging
him with embezzlement. Mullen alleges
that as his attorney, Newlin recovered a
judgment of $150 against a man named
Nolan, before Alderman McKenna.collccted
the full amount of the judgment, and ap
propriated the whole, never once saying
turkey to plaintiff, Mullen. '
The M. C. O. Entertained.
The TJ". C. O., of Oakland, were enter
tained last evening by Miss Alice Lawrence,
of Oakland avenue. Progressive euchre was
the Amusement The head prizes were
won by Miss Dora Schaeffer and Mr. B. I".
Kelly. The former was a handsome pocket
book and the latter's a silver match box.
The next meeting will be held at the home
of Miss Stella Beibert, on Forbes street.
To Little Washington.
A new train will be put on the Chartiers
Railway to-day for tbe accommddation of
business men, and incidentally for early
risers generally. It will consist ol one
chair, two regular coaches and a combina
tion car and willleave this city 5:45 city
time, and stop only at Bridgeville and Can
nonsbnrg, getting to "Washington before
Captain Angloch'a Snccessor.
Thomas Caughlan was elected last evening
as Second Lieutenant qf Company E, Eigh
teenth Begiment, Vice William Angloch
Ordeb your crayon portraits now for Xmas,
at Aufrecbt's, 61B Market street. Best and
cheapest in tbe two cities.
Silk mufflers for holiday presents.
James H. Aiken & Co.. 100 Fifth ave.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch'g, No. 295 Fifth ave. ,WF3u
No TONIC equals "WainwrightV beer.
Families supplied direct 'Phone 5525. wsu
Economical Gae fires. Stoves, Ranees, ifcc
O'Kxkfs Gas Appliance Co.,34 Fifth ay.
- ' f,.?V.3i
THREE" rBI6 "LOBBIES
Palling in as Many Directions for the
Honor of the World's Fair.
WASHINGTOK StJfcK SHE'LL GET IT,
After Chicago, Bt Louis and Qew Tork
Have Tired of the Struggle.
A SIGNIFICANT PURCHASE OP LAND.
Local &dera! Appointments Expected to be Hada.
While lobbying committees from Kew
Tork, Chicago snd St. Iionis are laboring
with Congressmen to secure votes fur their
respective cities as the site for the 1892
"World's Fair, "Washingtonians lie back
contentedly, believing that the great Expo
sition will be held in theircity. The Pitts
burg postmastership and the local marshal
ship will be settled at ah early date, it is
TnOJI A STAIT COREESrOSDEUT.I
"Washington, December a New York
is about to join the lobby which is here and
pulling-in three directions for the "World's
Fair, and when" Chauncey 31. Depew and
a few other good diners out and post
prandial orators come ,down from Man
hattan Island, the rivalry between New
Tork, Chicago and St Iiouis for the
possession of the 1892 Exposition will
begin in earnest Each delegation will
have its elegant suite of rooms, orientally
decorated with rugs and divans and works
of fine art in the form of magnificent pictures
of the streets, buildings, parks, etc., ot the
respective cities. Nice little private din
ners will be given where they will do the
most good, and the 130 novices in Congres
sional phenomena will be led a merry race
in the genteeler lorms. of dissipation.
Chicago has a dozen or so of its most
social citizens here. The 'St Louis lobby
no longer consists of two gentlemen and a
demijohn, bnt has blossomed into a coterie
of solid men, just convivial enough to be in
fluential. New Tork, slow to subscribe
money for shows and monuments, will try
to ontdo all rivals in glittering inducements
to other people to spend money for them.
NO MONET IN IT.
Of course there will be no money in this
lobby for anybody. " No one will be bribed
to vote fpr this or that site. The Congres
sional diner-ont will simply accept all invi
tations to sherry and champagne and har
monious edibles most dear to the heart of
the gourmand, and will then vote as they
please. It is crobable the Question of the
site ot the fair will be decided very early in
the session, as it will be impossible for
either the convival lobby or the Congress
men who accept its rounds of invitations to
endure the strain for very long.
If there were any doubts before in the
minds of Columbians, that is, citizens of
the District, in regard to the site of the
fair, there is none now. They are convinced
that these princes of good fellows who
come here to lobby for their respective capi
tals will kill each other off. The local com
mittee is, however, keeping a wide-awake
eye on the movements of the three lobbies,
and while it may not have such a rollicking
time now, it will have a grand banquet after
the close of the fair at "Washington, in the
late autumn of 1892.
ONE OP THE STRAWS.
On the block bonnded by Connecticut
avenue and Desales, Seventeenth and L
streets, stands the immense building of the
Catholic school, the Academy of the Sacred
Heart The purchase of this entire blocs:
by Mr. J. M. Flagler, the oil prince, was
announced this afternoon, the consideration
being 650,000. The real estate brokers
through whom tbe deal was made will not
explain the intentions of Mt. Flagler, but
it is intimated that lie will cover" the block
with a hotel, on the magnificent plan of the
Ponce deLeonandAlcazarat St Augustine.
This is also accepted as evidence that capi
talists are looking to "Washington as certain
to be the location of the Fair of 1892. The
site is a fine one for'a hotel, being in a neigh
borhood of fine residences, about half way
between the Dupontand Farragut parks, a
block from the Russian Legation, and two
blocks from the British legation.
NOT GREAT COAL EATERS.
Secretary Tracy Explodes a Story
Aboat the New Cruisers.
"Washington, December 3. Secretary
Tracy to-day denied a current report that
the new naval cruisers are extravagant
"coal consumers," and expressed a desire to
have the facts published. "The representa
tion that these vessels are heavy consumers
of coal," said the Secretary, "is based upon
their utmost consumption while under forced
draught," and he continued:
"War ships are seldom under forced
draught, except on their trial trips, when it
is used to test their utmost capacity for
speed. They are never again likely to be
placed under forced draught except, pos
sibly, in the event of pursuit or flight from
an enemy. I don't suppose that in the en
tire life ofa war ship she will be run under
forced draught more than half a dozen times.
As a matter of fact, the average coal con
sumption of the new cruisers in making
their ordinary speed of from 8 to 10 knots an
hour is from 25 to 30 tons per day of 24
"As an illustration, the Boston, on her
last cruise, steamed 200 miles per day for
25 days, and consumed onlv 25 tons of coal
each day. This shows tbe average con
sumption of these vessels under ordinary
conditions, and is the. only proper test of
their coal consumption."
LIGHTNING HAY SOON STRIKE.
Several Delayed Tjo cnl Appointments Looked
for Very Shortly.
rraOH A 6TACT COM1E8POSDEXT.J
Washington, December 3. It is ex
pected that some of the Pennsylvania ap
pointments which were delayed last week
will be reached this week, and possibly
among them that of the Pittsburg post
master. .Mr. J. B. Harrah would have been
appointed Marshal of the Western district
last week had not the Attorney General's .
day with the President fallen on Thanks
giving Day, -and his appointment is there
fore expected to happen on Thursday of this
Ex-SheriffKyle, of Mercer county, is here
looking info matters pertaining to the work
of a special agent of the Treasury, in which
he expects to be soon engaged. Cummiugs,
of Crawford county, also expects to be ap
pointed soon to a similar position.
State Senator Delamater and Chairman
Andrews, of the Pennsylvania Bepublican
Committee, left for home this evening, after
a visit of two or three days' duration. Dur
ing their stay they met a number of the
Congressmen from Pennsylvania and can
vassed the situation in the Congressional
districts, with a view to the elections of next
year. The chief purpose of the visit of the
distinguished Pennsylvanians was to be
present at the opening of Congress.
ONE WAT TO BEAT IT.
Senator Farvrcli Exhibits HIi Spleen at
the Mention of Civil Service.
mtOM A STAIT COKBISPOKDENT.J
Washington, December 3. "This civil
service system is a fraud of the worst kind,
a cheat, a delusion, a humbug; in fact, yon
cannot say anything too mean of it," said
Senator Farwell to-day, when speakine of
the report of the Civil Service Commission.
"When will yod introduce your bill to
wiDB it ont of existence?" was asked.
"I don't know thatl shall Introduce such,
a bill," replied 'the -Sewrter. "Wees do.
just as well by refusing to appropriate the
funds on which it depends. It was beaten
that way before, and we're going to do our
best to beat it that way once more."
Estimates on Appropriation! and Reveaaea
at Variance The Surplus Greatly Cat
Down What Baa Caused tbe De-
creuee An Important Omission.
Washington, December 3. The clerks
of the committees on appropriations of the
Senate and Honse have prepared a compar
ative statement of estimates, appropriations
and expenditnres for the maintenance of the
Government for the fiscal years 1890 and
1891, from which it appears 'that the net in
crease of the estimates for 1891 over those
for the current year is $20,867,168, and the
net increase of the estimates for next year
over the appropriations for this year is 38,
092,112. The total estimates of regular and perma
nent annual appropriations for the next fis
cal year are $406,843,315, while the total
revenues are estimated at 5450,414,337, show
ing an excess of estimated revenues over
estimated appropriations, next year, of $43,
571,022. The net surplus for the present
year is placed at $53,632,611, or $9,961,489
more than the estimated surplus for the next
This prospective decrease in the surplus
is stated to be without reference to the pos
sibility of the enactment of a river and har
bor bill, for in the estimates submitted by
the Secretary of the Treasury there is a
notable omission of the ordinary provision
for river and harbor improvements. For
the preservation of existing works the sum
of $237,000 is asked, while the report of the
Chief of Engineers says that $28,522,550 can
be profitably expended next year in these
The statement above quoted differs
materially from that prepared by the Treas
ury Department, and exhibited in the book
of estimates just issued, for the reason that
the postal receipts and revenues are differ
ently treated by the Treasury and the ap
NO JDDGE OP HORSEFLESH.
A Woman Cnnble lo Tell a Good Animal
From a Poor One.
New Tork Ban.l
"Women," said one of the best-Known
auctioneers in this city yesterday, "are
really no judge of horses. Any sort ofa
beast who lilts his forelegs very high and
pounds them hard is looked upon as being
tremendonsly valuable and 'stylish' by a
woman. I went up to a honse on Fifth
avenue, which is owned by one of New
Tork's most famous and pretentious mil
lionaires, last week in order to show a pair
of small gray Kentucky horses to tbe lady
of tbe house. They were driven to a spider
phaeton by one ot my best-looking little
grooms, and you can imagine that it was a
good team when I tell you that I paid $2,000
for the horses."
"I do not care to say how much I was ask
ing for them. They were as perfectly
matched as any team I have recently seen.
While we were talking at the window ot the
honse the lady standing there looking at
the horses she favored me with her views
about horseflesh. She said she didn't like
the horses because they looked too 'skimpy'
and they seemed a little bit too qniet They
were really as delicate and skittish as a pair
of stags. Then she pointed to a team mov
ing slowly along on the opposite side of the
street and said there was the kind of an out
fit she wanted. She said she had often ad
mired that particular team in the Park, and
it I conld cet her something of that sort she
would be satisfied to pay almost any price
"I looked at her closely and in a good
deal of amazement She repeated what she
had said, and volunteered the information
that the team across the street was the
most stylish one in New Tork. This team
was a owned by a stock broker who is
always on parade. One of tbe horses is a
bony white Canadian beast, worth about
$200, and the other is a dark bay Kentucky
horse with a strain of thoroughbred in bim.
This is the sort of a team that a man who
knows anything about horses would sot
think of paying more than $500 for, and
would only use it then to hitch to a station
wagon or' some sort of a business cart
Tet tbe wife 3f one of the richest men in
New Tork, herself a good horsewoman and
a member of two hunting clubs, was com
pletely captured by the team."
SERFDOM IN RUSSIA.
Slavery Still Exists la a Corner of the
Hitherto the impression has prevailed in
Bussia, as elsewhere in Europe, says a St.
Petersburg correspondent of the New Tork
Tribune, that serfdom was abolished once
and for all time in 1861 by the late Emperor.
This is, however, far from being tbe case,
and it appears from the Bussian newspapers
that serldom in all its pristine form flour
ishes on the northern shores of the Caspian
Sea. Indeed, the official gazette of the
Transcaucasus Government announces that
several great land owners on the steppes
have been exiled to Siberia (or perpetrating
barbarous and revolting cruelties on their
On inquiry it is found that when Alexan
der II. issued the ukase abolishing serfdom
in 1861, he for some reason or other excluded
the Kalmnck serfs of the "Ainians," as the
landed estates are called on the steppes,
from deriving any benefit under'said ukase.
GOVERNOR HILL AN H0N0RARI.
The Connty Democracy Will Hecelve Their
Friends la .February.
The County Democracy met last night,
and nominated the following officers: Presi
dent, W. J. Brennen; Vice President, E. S.
Kennedy; Treasurer, J. L. McShane; Sec
retary, P. M. Carr and Harry Beltzhooverj
Corresponding Secretary, W. E. Early; Ser-geant-at-Arms,
John Tobin; Trustees, six to
elect, James Atwell, Dr. C. C. Wiley,
James M. Gufly, Daniel McWilliams,
Alexander Wilson, Herman Handel, C. T.
Bafferty, Tim O'Brien, W. E. Howlev, E.
A. Campbell. W. W. Biley, T. J. Kirk,
W. H. Keel, J. W. Jiles, J. A. Bogeman,
C. W. Bradley.
It was decided to hold a reception on Feb
Governor David B. Hill, of New Tork,
was elected an honorary member.
Mr. James T. Atwell presented the club
with a very handsome picture ot Samuel J.
National Encampment Delrsates.
Union Veteran Legion Encampment No.
1 met on Monday evening and elected dele
gates to the National Encampment to be
held at Akron, O., February 2, 1890. The
delegates elected were E. T. Saint, Dr. Sine,
James Kav, Hugh McClarren, Charles
Holyland, Captain A. B. Hay, Frank Dor
rington. Captain Dalgleisb, Wm. Cowell
Hiram P. Callow, John Burke, Thomas H.
Hunter, J. E. Hutchison, Wm. Montgom
ery, Wm. Draher and John Keyser.
New Bnlldlng-s at McKeesport.
The bnildingboom at McKeesport still
continues. At the present time plans and
specifications are being prepared for $200,
000 worth of new business blocks, etc.
Among them will be a Turner Hall build
ing, to cost $20,000, and a hotel to cost not
less than $50,000. Both buildings will be
located on Fifth avenue.
He Won Held Tip Neatly.
John Hennessey, late of Michigan, struck -town
yesterday. He had $50 and a watch.
He formed the acquaintance of two young
men, and after rambling around out Fenn
avenue his frieuds pinioned him iu u dark
alley arid fled with his wealth. He made-
his way to Central station and told hit tale
of woe. The police will help Ha out
t . 'r
w turn - TIIB WEATaBE'
For Western Petm
tyteania, light snore,
slightly colder, fol
lowed ' by warmer
Pittsbubo, December 3, 1S88.
The United States ahrnal Borneo oJBoerta
this city furnishes the following?
Time. Ther. 11ir.
8:00a. K.-.. T Msxlmom temp..- W
Bin M .w.... Mlnlrilqm temp..... 33
Irtor. H ,... Kmre ... ..- if
2:00 r.M tJ Menntemn.l. "
5:00 F. M. 4 Precipitation. ...... .07
80 r.M -S4
Hirer at S0 r. Km 6-6 feet, a change of 0.6 in 21
ritrxciAr, tzliohams to thx DisrATCR.1
MOBOANTOWT Hirer 6 feet 1 inch and stationary-
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 48
Bbowksviaxz River 6 feet 11 inches and
stationary. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 48
at 7 P. at-
BUBIAL OF TM VICTIMS.
Alore Bodies Believed to be Still la the
Rains of the Minneapolis Fire
The Relief Fand At the
Minneapolis, December 3. Three
funerals were held to-day over all that was
mortal of three of the victims of Saturday
night's disaster at the Tribune building.
Milton Pickett, of the Pioneer Press, was
buried at Lakewood, his pallbearers being
colleagues on the, Pioneer Press, and the
services being in charge of Bev. H.M. Sim
mons, of the First "Unitarian Church, and
President Nortbrup, of the State
University. Floral tributes were
furnished by the newspaper men of the two
cities. Fnneral services over the remains of
Prof. Edward Olsen were held at tbe home
of his brother this afternoon. Among the
mourners were a number of tbe students
from the South Dakota University, of which
the deceased had been President. One of
the dead printers, Bobert McCutcheon, was
buried from Warner's undertaking estab
lishment, the interment being in the Typo
graphical "Union lot at Lakewood. The
bodv of F. J. Jenkinson, the father of the
Tribune chapel, was taken to Sioux City by
relatives this morning. The other three
bodies will be buried to-morrow.
Owing to tbe dangerous condition of the
ruins no attempt was made to-day to get at
the presses, and to search, for other bodies,
further than to see that the presses seem not
wholly destroyed. Loose bricks on the top
of the shattered walls, and immense cracks
in the upper portion of the walls, show the
necessity for care in entering the ruins.
Measures for the relief of tbe bereaved fam
ilies are rapidly going forward, and enough
has already beep subscribed to relieve their
immediate necessities, and it is hoped much
more will be secured. The Times fund this
alternoon passed $1,000, and is going up
rapidly. The Chamber of Commerce has
raised over $1,000 for the family of Operator
Igoe, having known him as chief of their
The Coroner's inquest still continues, the
testimony being more of the same ai hereto
fore given. The builder of the structure
says that when, he was building wooden
stairs were ordered put in instead of iron on
account of a difference in expense of about
$5,000. Building Inspector Hazen had
never considered the building a safe one,
and said that three months ago a committee
called on him to complain because they
feared the building" might fall down at any
time without any warning. He considered
it an unsafe building and very inadequately
provided with- fire escapes. Nothing is
more definitely Known 'as to the possible
victims in tbe ruins. That several more
bodias are still to he taken out is firmly be
lieved by a great many people, while many
others are hoping that the lull extent of the
calamity as to the loss of life has been
ANOTHER DN1TED STATES.
The Central American Repobllcs to Cora
bine for Olataal Protection.
Managua, Nicaeatjotja, December 3.
It is stated on the highest authority that
President Eoberto Sacasa will to-day ap
prove the treaty forming a union of the five
Bepublics of Nicaraugua, Costa Bica, Hon
duras, San Salvador and Guatemala, under
the name of the United States of Central
America. For the first ten years this
union will simply be an offensive and
defensive alliance, and the President
of the Union will have charge only of
the diplomatic and foreign relations of the
five Bepublics. At tbe expirationfof that
period the Union will be cemented by the
adoption of a constitution which will em
brace all political, commercial and other
relations between the five .Bepublics and
A common monetary standard and common
tariff laws will be adopted, but there will be
fret trade between the different Bepublics.
Honduras, Guatemala and Sau Salvador
have already signed the treaty, and it is
understood that Costa Bica will do the same
as soon. as Nicaragua has signed. It is now
considered certain that there will ,be no
more trouble of any description between
Nicaragua and Costa Bica. President
Sacasa has signed the treaty admitting
Nicaragua into the United States of Central
America, but he believed the Nicaraguan
Congress will reject the measure.
Tbe Parolo Did Hlin No Good.
James Young, a 17-year-old boy, who
lives with his parents on Bebecca street,
Allegheny, and who was recently released
from Morganza, was returned to that insti
There are '
many white soaps,
represented to be
"just as good as the Ivory."
They are not,'
the peculiar. '-
insist upon having it
TOO, LATE TO CLASSIFT.
WANTED - EXFEBIKNCKD CLOTHING
llntnu. Ca.ll on or address FAMOUS.
1 Bradaooc, fa, de4-a
Jlkw AfalWMJaaWa&ff Aaffij
k WW fo thmwin.
the farmer and worUng msa who hsre been oat tm? '
mo mm su osy eaa wssa toeir boots derabefoc
and Dry, if dressed with
Hskea housekeeping easier. -rrf
Saves Sweeping and Scrubbing
The boots wffl wear a gnat deal longer, will not mHi iri.
stiff and hard la snow water or rain, sad wiBba
WATERPROOF. Ladies, try it, sad baM iftoi
that your hnsbaad and sons cseit Once a week ,
for Gents Shoes and once a month for Ladies.
TJneqoaled asm Harness DressIngmdPreserrer '' '
Sold by Shoe Stores, Grocers, Drocglsts.a. ' '
WOLFF &RArfMLPH.PHiUDELPflULV -
AFRAID OF CONSUMPTION.
For seven years did Mr. John V. Hart,
man, of 1214 Main street, Sharpsburg, suffer
from catarrh, which gradually grew worse,
until he became afraid he was on the verge of '
consumption. He had a constant hawking,
and spitting, and some of the poisonous
mitter that gathered in his throat extended
to his lungs. A cough set in. He felt sore
ness and pain in his lungs and around ahis
shoulder blades. His throat became sore
and ulcerated, breath short, his eyes were
weak and had much pain over them. He
lost flesh, had those terrible night sweats,
and gradually grew weaker. After becoming
cured by the physicians of the Catarrh and
Dyspepsia Institute, 323 Fenn avenue, be gives
the following statemn-:
Mr. Orolm "V. Hartman.
"Yes. I was afraid of consumption, and my
case was even worse than has been described.
I now weigh more than ever before, feel well
and strong, and it gives me pleasure to add my
testimony with the hundreds already published,
to my complete cure by these physicians.
"JOHN V. HAKTAIAN."
The Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute is per
manently located at 323 Fenn ave. Tbey cure
Catarrh. Dyspepsia and Diseases of Women.
Consultation free toalL Patients treated suc
cessfully at home by correspondence. Office
hours. 10 A. M. to 4 P. jl, and 6 to 8 p.m. Sun
days, 12 to 4 p. x. det-MWTSu
Have we too-many Winter-
uvercaaisr vveiiupt: uuu vvc
are doing all we can to make
that.-hope an assurance.
One thingis sure we have
already this season sold so
many that we had to make
more than we thought enough
But, before we say we have
too many we are going to find
out how many we can sell.
And we are going to find out
by making the prices recom
mend these Overcoats to many
a one who didn't think of get
ting a Winter Overcoat. We've
What is to hinder our sell
ing twice as many as we ever
did? There are none like them.
Those in the store are asp'err.
feet as those in the window;
Siitb street and Fenn avenue
IS THE STRONGEST
For ufo bv all dealer. TXcmm miTzfnA without
i hone staznped insida. Hadftby'WK.AXIEES&SoSJ;
miiwiih uuu imw msq aktuuK vxv aurja mini 1
JOHNFLOCKER & CO.,
Rocker's Lubricating Hemp Packing
FOB RAILROAD USE.
Italian and American Hemp PacXins
Clothes Lines, Twines, Bell Cord, Fish Lines,
Chalk Lines, Night Lines. Sisal Bale and Hid
Rope, Tarred Lath Yam. Spun Yam, etc
WORKS East street, AHeeheny City, Pa.
OFtTCCEANDBAliEHKUUit-w water ati
ttoaarg. Telephone No. 1370, tCHeHcm, .
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