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iHII OF BREAK
ATHE CAUSE EXPLAINED.
t. Some Exciting Scenes at the Local'
CHRISTMAS BAY BALL PLAYING
The stockholders vt the Philadelphia
Brotherhood Baseball Club have with
drawn from that organization. One of them
explains the cause of withdrawal. There
-was another exciting day at the local pedes
trian contest -SheHerron Hill Gun Club
had some excellent contests on Brnnot's
Island'. There was a local baseball game
ot an interesting kind.
tSrSCUL TZLXGBAX TO TOT DISPATCH, t
Philadelphia, December 25. "It is
true," said Henry L. Taggart this even
ing," that "William H. "Whittall and my
self nave withdrawn our stock from the
local Brotherhood club. Mr. Whittall sev
ered, his connection with the club over a
week ago, and yesterday I did likewise."
In. answer to a question, Mr. Taggart
said:. "Well, I will let Mr. Whittall as
sign hfs own reason for his action, but I
withdrew, as the connection with the club
was an uncongenial one to me. In the first
place it took more time than I could really
afford to give from mv business. When I
first took part in the matter the noTelty of it
was interesting, but I assure you that it soon
wore off. 1 found that as things procressed
the task assumed herculean proportions. It
crept into my business affairs and was a source
of anxiety and trouble to me. It was all out ot
' pocket, with, I confess, very poor prospects of
even a fair return.
didn't look host.
"This is the way. that I, as a business roan,
look at this new organization and this is the main
reason why I got out of it It is a good thing
lor the players but not for the stockholders,
and as lor Its being a find, why that's all bosh.
The way matters stand this is next to impossi
ble. The players stand on the fence and watch
the figures of theXeague and the Brotherhood
CO up to tremendous sums. When the top
most peg is reached the biggest bidder has the
player. Now where is the money coming from
to pay these big salaries which, if not given,
must result in the players' withdrawal, and the
stockholder is left. "Sou see how one-sided it
isT Oh, ifrs a big undertaking much more so
than a majority of people imagine and its suc
cess depends on a wonderful amount of perse
verance and undivided effort."
"Was there any other reason why you with
drew!" "Well, yes," was the hesitating answer.
There was, though I do not care to speak of
it. I was dissatisfied with the way in which
thine were being earned on. To be frank,
matters were not carried out according to
"Yon must doubtless know that when the
agreement indorsed by the players came round
for the establishing of the club it specified the
fulfillment of certain things which I shall not
mention, but were never done. Also, some
things were being done which from a business '
standpoint ought to be left undone. In a word,
there are two many ladles in the local Brother
hood matters. Every man has his way of do
ing things and he wants It done that
war- This has caused not a little dis
satisfaction to a few of us. Being
a business man I -was quick to perceive that
the best thine I could do was to get out which
I did. Sow 1 do not want people to think that
there Is any split Iutthe Brotherhood club, for
there is nothing of the sort. Mr. Whittall's
stock was bought up immediately by Lawyer
Vin4ersliceandJ.Earie Wagner, and I have
no doubt but what jnine has been already dls
pdsedafl There ire several in the club who
would gladly take all the stock they could get
I know this. Nor do I want to reflect any dis
credit on the organization by any word that I
.have spoken in reference to my withdrawal.
Far be it from this. I wish it every success,
and hope it may come out all right and that
the stockholders, as well as the players, may
make money. But I am not so sanguine as
some connected with the club under its present
J MB. LOTB ALL BIGHT.
"I do not reflect upon the ability of President
Lore when I say this, or any particular per
son.. Only I think for the success of the under
taking, it should be in the hands of not more
than two or three, who should have the fullest
and complete control. Why, observation has
shown me this necessity, and it is a fatal one if
not attended to. The Philadelphia club has
been successful through President Bogers, A.
X Beach and Harry Wright, and only through
them. The stockholders did not say "do this"
or "do that." Tbrt was not their function.
They left the management in proper hands and
allowed them to pursue their own policy.
This is why the club has been successful. If
the Brotherhood people do likewise, then tbey
can hope to succeed. Let tbem put the entire
management into the hands of two or three
efficient stockholders and they will be able to
hold their players with them when the season
In answer to a question Mr. Taggart said:
"I was Vice President of the club and had 15
shares, while Mr. 'Whittall was a director and
had 23 shares." President Love stated last
evening that the affairs of the club were in an
excellent condition. He expressed no discour
agement over the defection of Meyers and
Thompson or the two stockholders, Messrs.
Taggart and Whittall. "You will find us," he
said, "with an excellent team In the field when
spring opens. We expect drawbacks and are
ready .for them. We are all right"
.ABOUT DOUBLE SIGNERS.
Anson States WIit He Does Not Regard the
Chicago, December 25. "I don't recognize
the Brotherhood at all," said Captain Anson to
day, wnen asked if he approved of players sign
ing Brotherhood contracts and afterward sign
ing League contracts. .Explaining his position,
he continued; 1 don't want to be quoted as in
favor of contract breaking. I hold that when
a man has been reserved by the League, under
his contract of this season, if he signs a Broth
erhood contract it doesn't count, and b is only
keeping bis first contract when he signs witu
the League for next season."
"You don't mean that to be reserved under
this year's contract is as binding on a player as
his signature to play with the Brotherhood next
almost certainly do, and we will go into the
courts to establish it. The League will see if
the Brotherhood has any right to meddle with
reserved employes: You say they had begun
a suit against wardr Well, that's just what
"Would you sign a man who had previously
signed a Brotherhood contract?"
''I would sign any reserved man that I wanted
regardless oiany contract."
"Would you play a man who had signed two
"If I signed himTd play him. If I didn't
want him to play l wouldn't sign him."
CHRISTMAS DAI BASEBALL
A i Interesting Game Played and the Beck
ley's Prove Victorious.
Che extraordinarily fine weather yesterday for
th is time ot year brought out the baseball bats
ai d balls. The cranks are ready to embrace
ai y opportunity to indulge in the game irre
s? ectlve ot the seasons. In various parts of the
silburUs it looked like spring time. Tbe sun
was shining ahd Crowds were hieing away to
the "came1 Borne enthusiasts, in their shirt
sreerea, -were .struggling to the grounds carry
injgtiat bags and other paraphernalia of tbe
There was great disappointment at Becrea
ttqn Park, however, as the gatekeeper failed to
Viow up with the key. The Keystones and
fVandaras, therefore, could not play their
game. -A Jtrge crowd was disappointed.
The V p. Haugheysand Beckleys were more
fortunate at tbey played a good game at
Bprlngdale. Fortune favored the Beckleys, as
they won quite handily by 14 to 8. The batter
ies were: Orr and Thompson for the Beckleys,
and Ooughertyand Couch fortheHacgbeys. 3.
McOinley was empire and aid well, and the
Christmas Day game will be remembered.
A Game at Braddock.
ISTKXUXXOBAX TO THX DISri.TUH.1
BslBDOCavDecember ,25. A game of ball
between picked nines, representing Nation
al League and the Brotherhood, was played this
afternoon, resulting in faverolthe Brother
hood by the score of 12 to 8. The came was ex
citing, and the attendance large, including a
fair sprinkling qf ladles. Tout Quinn. of the
Baltimore club, caught for the Brotherhood
TAKIKG A REST.
The Lea o Stagnates WM Walt Until
After the Wnrd Srit.
israelii. Tzxkosiic to teji dhfjltch.i
Nrw Tobe, December 36. The baseball
magnates are resting just now and will make
but few efforts to get any more of their old
players until after the New York-Ward suit has
been decided. In, the meantime they say that
they will have just as good teams next season
as they had last year.
With regard to the Players' clubs, a League
manager said to-day: "Why, if they should take
the field now, where wonld the interest beT
There would be only one club in it, and that
would be the New Yorks, and the games would
surely be so one-sided that there would be no
Be Explains How the League Contract Was
Chicago, December 23. President Spalding
thinks the Courts will enforce the reservation
of players under the contracts of the season of
18S8L "It was originally adopted," said he "at
the suggestion of the Boston club and aimed at
the Chicago club, which at first opposed it
For a number of years the Chicago club was
the only one in the League that made money.
It could afford to pay big salaries and engage
the best players, while the other clubs could
not To prevent competition tor the best play
ers in each of the other clubs, and keep those
clubs together, was the object of the rule. It
proved effective, and was a good thing for the
clubs, the" players and the game."
"But was it not an illegal method of bolster
ing up the baseball business? '
"It may not have been strictly according to
law, but was the salvation ot the game."
"You mean the salvation of the Leaguer'
"Yes, and professional baseball."
"How about Bufflnton and Gunning?"
"They were reserved by Boston and sold to
Philadelphia, and when they objected to the
transfer were told tbey must go to Philadel
phia or, accept the minimum salary of (1,000.
These were isolated cases. As a rule when a
man was sold he was satisfied with the change.
Take Ward's case. He was sold to Washing
ton for $12,000. but the transfer never took
"What assurance have you that yon can re
strain reserved players from playing with
"We have the opinion ot eminent lawyers to
that effect, ana they ought to know."
The Champion Indulge In a .Little Fan at
New Yobe, December 25. John ix Sullivan
indulged in a little pleasantry 'on the occasion
of his flying visit to Elizabeth Monday night,
which bas caused a good laugh among the
sporting men at the expense of Albert Bigby, a
waiter at Bran's Hotel. Waiter Bigby, while
attending to the wants of Sullivan and his com
panions, was playfully pinched on the muscle
of his arm by the slugger, whom he did not
know, and who was feeling good. The pinch
was a -corker, and turned the flesh black and
blue, almost drawing blood. Bigby flared up
and was about to slug Bullivan, when the latter
smilingly extended his hand and apologized for
the act at tbe same time pressing half a dollar
Into the indignant waiter's hand to assuage his
Tbe latter replied .stiffly, "I accept your
anoloey, sir. but don't try it again." At which
remark Sullivan grinned. When the waiter
learned who his customer was he shuddered to
think of what might have resulted had he
rashly struck the world's champion.
John L. Intel ded to spend Christmas in Bos
ton, but several friends In this city prevailed
upon him to partake of a Christmas dinner
which will be given in his honor to-morrow
night. The big fellow read the challenge which
Frank P. Slavm issued to him. He said to
night regarding this manifesto: "I don't desire
to say anything about either Siavin or Jackson
until after I return from Mississippi. Slaviu's
challenge I shall ignore. He knows that I will
not fight for 2,000 or 5,000. He is 3,000 miles
away now. and when he arrives here It will be
time enough to talk abopt a match. Both he
and Jackson know perfectly well that I will
meet them it they get the backing."
The directors of the California Athletic Club
have decided to grant Jack McAullff e an ex
tension of two weeks from February 10, the
date originally fixed for his fight with Jimmy
Carroll. The llchtwelgbt champion injured his
left thumb in bis recent fight with Daly in Bos
ton, and he asked for the postponement on that
account He will start for San Francisco Jan
uary 5. in company with Billy Madden. Al
ready there have been numerous bets made on
tbe result of the contest in this city, and in
every case where even money was offered on
Carroll, McAnliffe's friends eagerly snapped
up the wagers.
SOME BABE SP0ET.
TheHerron HUI Gun Club Shoot a Great
There were few people in Western Pennsyl
vania who enjoyed themselves more yesterday
than the local shooters at Brnnot's Island. A
tournament promoted by the Herron Hill Gun
Club, was held and it is a long time since there
was better sport
The weather, of course, was excellent and the
shooting first-class. There were no live birds,
but an extraordinary amount ot day birds
were broken. Captain Q. A. McClure really
created a sensation by his remarkable and
steady aim. Charley Richardson had the au
dacity to assume, the nem deplume of "Mc
Ginty," and dame fortune marked him for
making such a voluntary step downward The
attendance was large and the sport was kept up
until dark. Following are tbe scores:
First match, 10 blue roeks-H. J. Levis and J.
Bnyder first, wltn 9 each: J. A. Herron second,
with 8; . E. Shaner and S. onaner third, with 7
Second match, 9 blue rocks Levis and MeClnre
first, with 8 each : Jim Crow second, -with 7; J. A.
Herron. A. Suttvn and J. B. batch third, with s
each; J. Ward fourth, with 5: O. Bnyder firth,
Third match, 10 bine rocks McClure first with
10; O. Bnyder second, with 8- S.bhancr third, with
7: J. A. Herron fourth, with S; Sutton fifth,
Fourth match, 9 blue rocks MeClnre first, -with
9; E. M. Uondell second, with S: Herron third,
with 7; Yellowly fourth, with 6; Wm. McCrlckart
fifth, with S.
Fifth match. 10 bin e rocks MeClnre first with 10:
Charles itlcbardson and Jim Crow second, with 9
each: Tom Farmer third, wlth8; H. J. Levlsfourth,
with 7: Button fifth, with 6.
blxtb match. Iblnerocks-B.Shaner first, with 9;
Suttou second, with 8; Farmer third, with 7;
Charles Hlchardson fourth, with B: Herron fifth,
Seventh match, sweepstakes, 9 bine rocks W.
H. Bowen and McClure first, with 9 each; Blch
ardson second, with 8: tiutton third, with 7.
Uhth match, 7 bine rocks, stralght-away
Richardson and MeClnre first, with 7: Levis and
Sntch second, with S; Snyder and Farmer third,
Ninth match, 3 pairs blue rocks McClure first
wlth4: Levis econd, with 3: Sutton third, with 2,
Tentbnnatch. 7blue rocks straightaway Rich
ardson first, with 7: MeClnre second, with 6.
Eleventh match, between Richardson and Levis
at 7 straightaway Richardson first, with 8.
Twelfth match Richardson and Levis tied at 22
yards, at 20, 28, and Levis won at 28 yards, by 11
Remits ax Clifton.
rsrzciAi. Txxxo&uf to thx disfatco.1
New Yobk, December 25, The races at
Clifton to-day resulted as follows:
First race, five-eighths of a mile Marshall Luke
first. Royal Garter second. Guardsman third.
Time, l:W4. Betting: Marshall Luke ( to i,
Royal Garter 40 tol, Guardsman JJf to L
Second race, six and a half furlongs Glory first,
Belmont second, Theora third. Time. 1:24M.
Betting: Glory 8 to 1, Belmont SO to J, Theora 8
Third race, seven and a half furlongs Jennie
MeFarland first. Redllght second, Bra.lt third.
Time, UXM. Betting: Bralt 8 to 8, J. McFar
land 12 to 1; Redllght J to 1.
Fonrth race, one mile and a half Dnnboyne
first. Van second. Barrister third. Betting: Uun
borne 2 to 1. Vans) to 1, Barrister 8 to L
Fifth race, seven and a half fnrlonrs-BonnleS
first. Faustina second, Linguist third. Time,
l:40tf. Betting:" Bonnie B and Faustina 3 to L
Linguist 12 to 1.
Sixth race, three-quarters of a mile St. John
first, Fordham second, .Nina W third. Time, 1:17.
Betting: St. John 4 to 1, Fordham ztol, Nina
Hnd Their Champions Oaf.
Local horsemen had some fine sport-yesterday
ont in the East End and along Forbes
street. All the local owners took advantage of
the excellent weather and the holiday and in
dulged in some rare road contests with their
respective champions. Tom Marshall, H. Dar
lington, J. G. Bennett, Mr. Holstein, Mr.
Bobitzer, Mr. Zimmer and a host ot others
made a pretty display. There were some lively
Cocking Main at Bedford.
ntrxcrax. tiliobak to tex sssfatc.'
Bedfobd, .Pa., December 26. A cocking
main between birds owned in. Bedford and
vicinity took place in the Old House on Springs
road to-day. There were five battles. Honors'
Droke about even, x&ere is aaower Dame in
progress close here to-night, en which con
siderable money Is expected to ebesfe bwde.
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KEEPING ltniP -
The Pedestrians Cssllaue t Create Great
incitement Hegehsma ' 6tiH te the
Fore Herty Fatal ob the
Track Golden Shths-'
The leading local sporting event yesterday
was the 72-hour pedestrian contest and about
2,500 people paid admission fees to see It Dur
ing the afternoon the building was crowded
and the racing was so close and good that the
crowd several times became considerably ex
race have their particular favorites now.
Golden has a host ot admirers and Hegelman
and Herty each have a big following.
Probably there never was a keener contest
than that of yesterday between Hegelman and
Golden. The former started out with about
one mile and a quarter lead of Golden. The
latter made the most herolcefforts to decrease
the lead, but Hegelman stuck to Golden like a
shadow. Golden's stomach gave out several
times, but be kept pegging away. Hegelman
looked extremely weary during the day, but at
supper time he revived a little. The severe
pressure of the temfle pace told somewhat on
Herty, and he dropped behind the leaders a
few miles. He Is confident of winning, however,
and yesterday afternoon he wired to "Happy"
Jack Smith, at Cleveland, to come on at once.
"If I had Smith here 1 think he can do a
great deal toward helping me to win this raoe,"
said Herty. Smith will arrive in the city this
morning. He Is considered one of the best
trainers of long distance pedestrians in the
world, and has had chanre of Guerrero lately.
Herty Is anxious to win the local race. His
stomach is all right but he complains of his
legs. Noremac's sickness continued until last
evening, whenhefelt considerably improved. He
expects to be all right to-day, and yot has hopes
of beating Day out Andy Siebert; the local
representative. Is doing well, and bis friends
have hopes that he will get fourth or fifth
place If any of the leaders breakdown. Gllck
continues to run well, and Connors still bas a
chance for first place.
During the day Golden and Noremac were
each presented with a handsome bouquet "by
George Wills, the well known Smithneld street
barber. The presentations were very popular.
Long distance peds. It may be remarked, are'
very expensive customers, as after the second
day the most costly stimulants are required to
keep them going. The leaders io the present
race, however, have good friends behind them,
and their needs are fully supplied. Golden,
particularly, demands a great deal ofdoctoring
and Hegelman almost as much. The latter,
however, is a natural rnnner hnd apparently
does not exert himself as much as his rivals.
About U o'clock Herty took a fainting soell
on the track and caused a sensation for a few
minutes. He soon recovered and ran pluckily
until midnight amid cheers. He was consid
erably distressed, however. The pace was ter
rific, as Hegelman was eager to oeat his own
record for 36 hours 215 miles. He made a re
markable attempt but as SO laps of the track
is 105 feet of a mile, a little figuring showed
that he could not do It. He. however, made a
better performance on a 30-lap track than has
ever been known. As already stated in this
paper, the track was surveyed by Selwyn t
Taylor, engineers of the city. Golden left the
track last midnight in pretty fair condition,
and he will cause Hegelman to do his best
Noremac completely broke -down, and was
compelled to go to bed about 10 o'clock. Fol
lowing was the score at midnight:
.Daniel J. Herty j 11
l'eter Hegelman JI5
Ueorge-1). Noremac Ml
Feter Golden 2"
George Connors 203 J
JohnSplcer 1J8 6
Charley Smith 1 ,J
AndySelbert - ISO 1
John Gllck 194 ' 16
The Results at Gnttenberg.
JSPBCIAL TIXIORXK TO THB SISPATCO.1
New Yobk. December 25, The races at
Gnttenberg resulted as follows:
First race, five furlongs-Flambeau first. Wls
sahlckon second. Hemet third. Time l:Q53tf.
Betting Flambeau. 3 to 1; Ulssahlckon, 4 to I;
Hemet J to 1.
Second race, one and one-elfthth miles Vigilant
first, Wynwood second, Gallatin third. Time, 2:03
Betttng-Vlgllant. 8 to 3; Wynwood, 6 to 1; Gat
latin. 8 to 1.
Third race, five-eighths of a mile Lomax first,
Hotscotch second. Extra third. Time. IM.
Bettlng-Lomax, S to ljjlotseotch, litol; Extra,
Fonrth race, five-eighths of a mile Jim Murray
first, Marty B second. Bass Viol third. Time,
1:05. Betting-Jim Murray, 15 to 1: Marty B, iX,
Fifth race, one mile Vendetta first Bellwood
second. Now or Never third. Time, 1:47. Betting
Vendetta. 100 to 1; Bellwood. 9 to 2; Now or
Never. 11 to 10.
Sixth raee, seven-eighths of a mils Lottery
first Tyrone second, Teddlngton third. Time,
V.xk. Betting-Lottery, 8 to 1; Tysone, 7 tot;
Teddlngton, 80 L . . - j
rsrXCTAI, TXtrORJLK TO TUX SISrATCK.1
New York. December 25. The following Is
the card for Gnttenberg to-morrow:
First race, purse 1300, beaten horses, three
quarters of a mile-Extra, Bordelalse, Electrici
tv. Full Salt Ocean 115, Hearst 113, Remember,
c'eldlnr, Arizona, Little Fred, Dr. Jekyll 110,
Allda, gelding. 87.
becondrace, purse 8300, 3-year-olds, six and one
half furlongs Oregon 123, Gloster 120. Cold Vase
fllry 115. Lemon Blossom 105, Stephanie 100, Skip
Loo Mattot 100, ,
Third race, purse tsoa, selling, one mile Bene
dictine HO. GlendaleRB. Larcnmont 107, 8t. Nick
105, Wynwood, Big Brown Jug, Callatln 65, Guy
Fourth race, purse 8300, selling, five fnilongs
Buckstone 116, gillie D, Belle Kennedy Ul. Fred
B 110, Anomaly, Herman 109. Cupid, Carlow 107.
Loman 105. Clatter 103, Harry Brown 131, Gold
Bond 101, Eestus 99, Nanle King filly, Ten Rookh
Fifth race, purse 8500, all agfes; six and a half
fnrloncs Gleomound, Kenwood 105, Drumstick,
Lima B, King Crab KB.
Sixth race, purse 8300. beaten horses, oue mile
Bay Ridge, Lottery 133, Beta. Tunis 120, Gen
darme 111. Melwood Hl,"Bam Morse, Hilton 103,
Issaquenna filly 100, BurnsldelM.
Ryan, Wants to.Flght.
Ryan, the McDonald pugilist was In the city
yesterday. During a conversation he said that
he Is anxious to fight Jennings, Cleveland or
any local heavy weight except Pat FarrelL He
states that he Is ready to meet Jennings at any
There were the customary chicken fights in
the local suburbs yesterday.
Jack McAuliffe, tbe light-weight pugilist
will leave for San Francisco shortly.
E. C. McClelland, the pedestrian, returned
home from Philadelphia yesterday. He and
his backer won well on Tuesday nighfs race.
McClelland is now ready tor another ten-mile
It Is said that Jake KflralnwiU receive an
offer from the Southern Athletic Club of the
professorship of boxing, and that he will
accept the position and make New Orleans his
IT is a pity this baseball war was ever started.
So far it has done no good. It bas ruined many,
caused many players to become personal ene
mies, split up the press Into 'different factions
and is gradually demoralizing the game. PAfL
Oeoboe Godfrey was asked bis opinion of
the result of tbe proposed Sullivan-Jackson
fight He said: "When Bnllivao meets Jack
son he'll find before him the best, man he ever
faced. I don't say Jackson will win, but take
my tip, if Sullivan Isn't In the best ot shape
he'll be whipped, and under any circumstances
he'll have to fight as he never did before to get
There are rumors afloat that at the meeting
of the Racing Board of the League of Ameri
can Wheelmen next month steps will, be taken
to have that prominent cyclist Willie Wlndle,
reinstated to the amateur ranks. Wlndle was
declared a professional lastcspring. Should he
be reinstated, which is not Improbable, it is ex
pected that he will form one of the team, of
racers that the Berkely Athletic Club contem
plates sending to Europe.
Jot Daly, the well-known middle weight of
Philadelphia, was standing lu front of the
Glrard House early on Monday morning, when
Constable Jack Fogartycame up. There lias
been bad blood between Foearty and Daly for
some time, and Daly's friends .have been talk
ing of- matching him againstFogarty, but no
forfeit was put up. When Fogarty saw
Daly he walked up to him and said: "Say, Jim,
do you want to fight met"' "I don't know," re
plied Daly; "I will tell you after my return
from New Orleans." "You're a cur and you
won't fight" said Fogarty and then Jack's left
shot out and took Daly in the jaw. Daly made
a return by swinging his right but Fogarty
ducked and planted his right hard on Dalr's
chest Then the men clinched and both did
some good short arm work for two minutes,
when tbey were separated, by their friends.
"That man has got to fight me before he goes
to New Orlean" said Fogarty. "He has been
Insulting me without cause, and I have stood it
until I can stand it no longer,"
COBBETT HUNTER On "Wednesday
evening, December 25, 18S9, at the residence of
tbe bride's parents, SU Taylor street by Rev.
W. P. Shrom, D. D., WnxiAX H. Cosbett
and Daisy E. Hunter.
Mct'OLLTIM At his residence, Sandy Creek
station, A. V. R. B.. on Wednesday, Decem
ber 25. 1ES9, at S p. it., Bkjtjakin McColltw,
aged 28 years. .
Funeral on Friday atl p.m. Interment in
Homewood Cemetery. Friends of the family
are respectfully invited to attend. ,2
THEY HAD TO' HUSTLE
The Police Had Tkeir Mauds and
Station Houses Foil". '
VARIOUS PHASES OF CELEBE1TI0N
Broken Heads, Mild Drunks, Obstreperous
Citizens and Accidents.
BIG JULEAGB OF THE HUEEMJP.
Stasilng Eeoa Only Was Barly Displayed' at
Central Button. ,
A variegated assortment ot, humanity
fetched up at Central station for indulging
latenUprocIiyities for undue enjoyment of
the day.t There were a lew occurrences oi a
"Standing Boom Only" was the sign dis
played at that popular place of amusement
on Diamond street of which Berge&nt
Robert Gray is stage manager, Adolph
Meti scene pusner and Inspector McAleese
impressario. Assistant . Superintendent
O'SInra. the musical director, whose princi
pal duty is to direct tbe music to step, a
function badly needed in some operatic
organizations, was kept busy, and has de
cided in future to turn out any man who in
sists on inflicting "McGinty's Doom" upon
the regular boarders at the hotel. The
Christmas time was productive of various
traits of humanity. Peace on earth and
.good will to men was the motto of the
Police Bureau as shown by Judge Gripp's
action in another place, while the manner in
which the latent goodness or badness of the
average heart could be drawn out by the
action of stimulants was exemplified in the
number of miles traveled by the patrol
THE WAGON'S HEAVY 'WORK.
Up to midnight there were 45 runs made
by No. 1 wagon, which, at the rate of three-
quarters 01 a mile to me trip, suoweu ooyi
miles traveled oy tue wagou yesteruay.
The cases varied from one to five at a time.
so that even the mild weather lodgers were
deprived of their accustomed privileges.
The people entertained were oT all nationali
ties, but the root of the evil was generally
whisky, combined with Christmas -rejoicing.
William Brown, who insisted on being
called Bobinson when arrested, called upon
a lady who is his cousin at No. 2 Clark's
Court about 2 a. M. yesterday. She ob
jected to social calls at that time on account
of being a breach of etiquette, but he insist
ed on taking lodgings in the -place, the lim
ited accommodations of which precluded
any extensive hospitality. Mr. Brown, who
carries out the idea of judging the book by
the binding, being a mulatto, kicked in the
door after having been ejected (by Marths
Gunning, his consin and producing a razor
proceeded to hold a clinic on her anatomy.
He carved her left breast in a manner more
effusive than scientific and Jndge Gripp
held him to court in 1,000 for practicing
surgery without a diploma.
Nathan Pry was committed to jail yester
day in default of bail, for court by 'Squire
Holtzman, of Braddock, on a charge of lar
ceny, preferred by John Donovan.
A MAN, BOX A MAGISTRATE.
John Gripp presided at the Central sta
tion hearings yesterday morning in place of
Judge Gripp, deposed for Christmas Day.
There were no cases outside of a felony that
were not forgivable on Christmas Day with
a big D indicating a big drunk, and the
sinners ascended the stool of repentance and
were thrown off with cushions to land on.
Of the 26 prisoners in the cells only five
were sent to the workhouse, five to jail and
five were held for court for lelonioui cutting.
Prank Towner, & vagrant, who had no
home, no money, no friends and who de-,
sired a workhouse sentence for a Christmas
present was given one 90 days long.
1 William Slantergileaded guil ty to assault
ing Ulysses Wimms at Durr's restaurant
the night before and was given a 30-day
Jack Howard, arrested for fighting on
Sixth avenne, might have gotten off free,
but Officer Wilkey testified that Howard
had spat in his face. The dignity of the
"finest" had to be maintained and Howard
was sent up for 30 days.
Samuel McDaniel, arrested on Enoch
street at 6 o'clock yesterday morning for
threatening to shoot a neighbor, was given
a 30-days' sentence,
Harry Johnston bad knocked a man into
a gutter on Magee street at an early hour
yesterday morning, hnd was amusing him
self by kicking tbe prostrate form when
Officer Rosenblatt came along and arrested
him. When Johnston was arrested his vic
tim was able to get up and run awav.
Johnston was sent 30 days to the work
house. DISQUISITION ON A BOUNDER.
Mrs. Brennan, the matron at the Centra)
Police Station, said: "Now, there is.Kate
Murphy in again, and I am positively dis
tressed to hear the language she uses. It
seemed to me that the cjd saying of a woman
who is degraded being worse than a de
graded man was impossible, until I came to
this station. I can fully believe it now.
There is a woman over 65 years of age, and
the language she uses is positively shock
ing. I tried some time ago to get her sent to
tbe Poor Farm, where she would at least
have a roof over her head and something to
eat But she could not get whisky there
and refused to go. I do not know what to
do with such a case, and it grieves my heart
to see a woman who ought to be thinking of
her end so terribly demoralized."!
A JACK WHO WAS JAILED;
Por several months ladies-livine in the
vicinity of Lacock and Bobinson streets,
Allegheny, have been subject to insults
while alone on the street in the evenine
from a second edition in a modified form of
Jack the Hipper, only that tbe Alle
gheny ghoul has never evinced a dis
position to shed the blood of his
victims. The authorities have always been
unable to apprehend the villain or villains,
as he, she or it has invariably taken the
trouble to do his dastardly work when the
police were not in sight He came to grief,
however, last evening, and it is to be hoped
that ladies will be able to traverse the streets
of Allegheny undisturbed in the future.
THE -MOST RECENT CASE.
Mrs. Jane Bertram, of Grant street, was
passing along Lacock street last evening,
and when near Morgan street she was sud
denly approached by a man, who threw his
arms around her waist. She screamed for
help, and Chief of Detectives ilur
phy and Special, Officer Ted
Johnson, who happened to be
near rushed to her assistance. When the
fellow saw the officers approaching he fled
down Morgan street with the representa
tives of the law in hot pursuit. They called
to him to halt, but their calls had exactly
the opposite cfiect from that desired. Thev
then snot at him a couple of times and
finally captured the scoundrel alter a ten
minutes' chase. He was taken to
the City Hall, where; he gave
his name as Henry Drexier. A charge
of disorderly conduct was -entered against
him, but Detective Murphy states that the
case will be taken into court. Whether the
prisoner belongs to a gang or whether he
has been operating alone is not known. He
is about 30 years of age, neatly dressed, and
wonld scarcely be taken as "a man who
would assault defenseless women. Mrs,
Bertram fainted from fright, and when she
recovered was sent to her home at the corner
of Third avenue and Grant street, Pitts
burg. Annie Schauer rained tears last night at
police headquarters. She demanded of In
spector McAleese the restitution of her
affianced. Her home, she said, was in the
Hast End, though she had been living as a
domestio with a family in Oakland.
She is abont 25 years of age, large, strong
looking, and evidently a person of great
determination. So much of the kat awed
eharacterietio was apparent ia the young
woman's face that she threatened to commit
suicide unless; the-police would assist her,
Inspector McAleese foot stock in the,
mortuary company, wblck she wished to
establish with the Coroner. The right
hand pocket of her sealskin sacque waa
tenanted by a package of paris green.
Enough of the bucolic -preparation for
potato bugs was found to kill a million of
the invaders of potato patches, or a half
dozen human beings.
The girl said she had met a young man
named Fred Seibert last September at Bar
n urn's circus in Allegheny. The acquaint
ance was kept up. and in the case of a short
Ltime ripened into an engagement About
ten -days ago ueinert lett tne city ana nas not
communicated with her since. As he said
nothing to her of his intended departure she
is of the opinion that he left to avoid her.
She says that her family have turned her
out If Seibert does not come back and
marry her she will take her own life.
Inspector McAleese, after listening to her
story gave the unfortunate girl a comfort
able bed in the Matron's department, at the
station house, and will do what he can to
locate Seibert and get the girl in a home as
soon as possible.
A BTBEET ASSAULT.
Tonne Han Under Arrest for Brutally Bent -lag
an Unknown Old Mas.
At 9 o'clock last night an old man whose
name is, not known was knocked down on
Penn avenue, near Ninth street, by a man
who attempted to rob him. William Sloe
and two sons of Dr. McCann were witnesses
to the affair, and ran to the old man's assist
ance. The thief fled, but was pursued by
the young men. On Seventh avenue two
firemen from engine company No. 3 joined
in the pursuit and canght tbe man on
Cherry alley. He was turned over to Lieu
tenant Teeters and Officer Cupps and sent to
Central station, charged with being a sus
picious character. On tbe way to the station
the alleged thief dropped a revolver from
the wagon. a It was picked Up. The arrested
man gave his name as William Atkinson.
A fight occurred at the house of Prank
Gallupe, an Italian, at No. 1147 Liberty
street, last night, during whieh Gallupe
was badly cut about the head, Gallupe and
a companion got into a dispute, and coming
to blows, Gallupe was beaten over the head
with a brick. When the police arrived they
found Gallupe, but the other man had es
caped. When taken to Central station Gal
lupe had a large knife hovered with blood in
his pocket His injurtes are not serious,
and it is not known if he cut the otherman.
William Jones called at the Morgue last
night and identified the man killed aBrin
ton station Monday as John Morcan, of East
Braddock. He worked on the cupola at
AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCHES.
Magnificent Htlnalc and Imrgo Attendance
Features of the Dot..
Trinity P. E. Church never enjoyed a
pleasanter celebration of the festival of "the
nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, common
ly called Christmas Day," as the rubric has
it, than that of yesterday. The beantiful
decorations, the eloquent remarks of Bector
Samuel Maxwell, and the extremely elabor
ate and effective musical .programme, given
with great smoothness by the Tested Choir,
contributed to a real event in the history of
At St Peter's an effective musical pro
gramme was given to a. throng of worship
ers. The able remarks oi BecfOrW.'B.
Mackay awoke the appreciation of his con
At St Andrew's P. E. Church an elab
orate musical programme was given by the
quartet choir, under Mr. L. C. Webster's
direction. Bector White delivered a dis
course appropriate to the day.
At Calvary Church, East End, the feature
of the musical programme 'was the rendition
of Carl Better's Te Denm for the first time
in a sanctuary, with quartet'Chorus and the
Poca-a-Poca Orchestra of 30 instrument
In the other Episcopal churches good
inusic and timely addrasessigaalizea the
A LITTLE SOUTHSIDE MELEE.
When Beer .Flowed, Angry Tasslous Rose
Apace, and Blood Was Leu
There was a small-sized row on the South
side yesterday "that ended by a man being
cut in the head. Leopold Kunkle, Jacob
Kanineski and John Tolinski were in a
house on the Birmingham road, near the
3ft Oliver Incline station. They were put
ting in the day in the good old Gapbrinian
style. About 1 o'clock a dispute arose, and
the men began to fight
During the fracas it is said Tolinski
drew a knife and made a dash at Kunkle's
head. The latter succeeded in warding off
the first blow, but a second struck him on
the back of the head, inflicting a scalp
wound abont two Inches long. The police
were notified, but Tolinski disappeared by
running back over Monastery Hill. Kani
neski was locked up in the'Twenty-eighth
ward station house as an accomplice in tbe
The injured man was taken to his home
sear by and a physician called. His wound
was dressed and the man will be about in a
few days. The police kept a sharp lookout
for his assailant last night, but until a
late hour he had not been lonnd.
PLENTt OP AMUSEMENTS.
A Game of Bnaeball Between Colored Clubs
One of tbe Attractions.
Notwithstanding the warm weather, a
peep into the theaters showed the matinees
to be well attended. At the Bijou Maggie
Mitchell danced and sang to a large crowd,
in "Bay." At the Grand Opera the house
was well filled with a Jashionable audience
and itie voices of the English Opera Com
pany, i" the "Postilion." The large
crowd could hardly he compressed within
the four walls of Harrisr, where Florence
Bindley played "Dot" Harry Williams
turned away over several hnndred people
who wanted to see his own company at tbe
Academy. The Wild West show made
things lively t the World's Museum, and
the Casino did a rushing business.
The "peds" at the walking match went
through the torturing exercise of chasing
each other over the tan bark for the edifi
cation of a great multitude. A game oi
baseball was played at Becreation Park by
the Keystones and Standards, two colored
Tbe Foreman Remembered.
Nicholas Carr, the foreman of Young's
marble works, on Jackson street, Allegheny,
was .presented with a handsome gold-headed
umbrella yesterday by the employes of
CEISP ABOUT CHRISTMAS.
The Christmas Tree Entertainment at the
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, last evening,
vras a most enjoyable affair. There was as
much genuine fun gotten outot it as out of
many more pretentious affair;.
Reports from McKeesport say that the
drunkenness in that city yesterday was unpre
cedented. The General cause is believed to be
the mild but bracing weather. The lockup was
crowded during tbe greater part of the day.
Me. Oswald Werner, the dyer, appreciat
ing long and faithful service, yesterday gave a
gold watch and chain to Mr. John Hermanns
doerter, of James street, Allegheny, who has
been engaged with Mr. Werners establishment
for over a quarter of a century.
AT tbe Eighth U. P. Church yesterday fore
noon there was a large attendance. The chil
dren of the Bunday school were out with their
parents. Rev. Mr. Wallace preached a sermon
upon God's presents to man, the misstpn ot
Jesus, the gift of the Bible, the sending of the
Holy Spirit and tbe dedication of tbe Sabbath.
Fifty-two presents were'given to children of
tne oaDDatu scuuoi ior kou Bticauauvc. a
ilver.headed umbrella was DreientertO Mr.
Bamuel B. Charters, and a ceat speech to the
children was made by Mr. E. S. Morrow, the
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PA8T H0ESES OUT.
The Bast End Streets Covered With Equip
ages la the Afternoon.
The owners of fast horseflesh were out on
the road for a brush," and many narrow
escapes were made by pedestrians in the
East End. Officer William Duncan arrested
one man at the risk of his own life, and
placed him in the Fourteenth ward station
The officer was standing at the corner of
Forbes and Halket streets on the lookout
for fast drivers. He noticed three men on
horseback coming at a furious gait toward
the citv. He waited until they came up
and then rushed out to stop them. He
seised the bridle of one of the horses and
tried to check the animal. The rider toed
a. .- -w i,a tffii.v nnrl Imd a sninted
horse, which became frightened in the
scrimmage, and dragged Mr. Duncan along
the street. The man refused to be placed,
under arrest, and only wtenthreatened with
the officer's mace did he dismount. His
name is Amos J. "Welsh and lives in Alle
Still Fighting Non-Union Factories.
The joint committees of the united labor,
organirations have issued a circular warn
ing alt trades and workers in general that
the difficulty between S. S. Marvin and the
committees on the score of employing non
union men. has not been settled.
A Passenger Hurt.
John Berlein fell from the platform of a
train at "Wilkinshurg yesterday and had
his face and head severely cut. He is a
young man and was a passenger on the
train. He was brought to the "West Pean
The Telephone Service.
"WTiat's the matter with the telephone
service? It last night took as much time to
get Central as it wonld require to cover the
distance on foot,
Mother Aloyslns, the Superior of the Convent at
Qreemburg, and founder of the Order of the Bis
ters of Charity in this country, died yesterday
mornlnz lnlthe convent.
Mother Aloyslns was one of the best known nnns
in this country. Her family name was Fltz
cerald. She was a consin of the late Mar
quis of Klldare, father of the Duchess
of JLelnster, which li one of the four provinces of
Ireland. She came to this country about SO years
ago and fonnded the order of which she was the
head. When the war brote out she was one of
the first to go to the front as a nnrse and per
formed heroic service attending- to the wants of
'the sick and lnjnrrd soldiers. Matron Brennan,
of tbe Central station, speaks In tbe highest praise
of the works of Mother Aloyslhs. The latter
taught a Sunday school class of which Mrs. Bren
nan was -a member, over 40 years ago. Mother
Aloyslns was abont 70 years of aire.
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In original bottles, direct importation from bis
vineyards in the Tokay district (Hungary), tbe
Purest and Best Dessert Wines in the world,
now obtainable at reasonable prices from the
Inquiries for terms Solicited from wine
H. A. WOLF t SON, Pittsburg.
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WM. SCHUSTER, East End.
ARTHUR ANDRIESSEN, Allegheny.
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BOOTS TUENED TO EESI5.
A Peculiar Formation Unearthed la a Can
"Wate rbuby; Cojot., December 25. A pe
culiar formation or resin bas been dug out of
tbe earth at Union City by Kaugatuck railroad
laborers, who have been removing a sandbank
for purposes of filing for the new freight de
pot at Kaueatuck. The substance at first ap
peared to be tbe roots of a tree that had rolled
in the gravel. The brlttleness ot the material
attracted tbe attention of the diggers, who had
expected some resistance to the attacks of tbe
A close inspection revealed the tree roots, the
bark apparently as perfectly formed as on any
root, but lisht and flimsy. Inside the bark the
roots had turned into pure resin. The nature ot
tbe bark leads to the supposition tkat tbe roots
were formerly those of a pine tree which was
felled three years ago when the bank was at
The resin is solid and brittle, and very similar
to the commercial resin. Tbe matter will be
brought before the Smithsonian Institution at
A Badly Used Constable.
Constable William T. Dart, of McKees
port, who was beaten on Tuesday night in
the -effort tor arrest James Cunningham, is
reported to be in a critical condition. 'His
assailant,! beldse await the outcome.
Don't Do It.'
From the "Medical Review:" "Upon the
first symptoms of Liver Complaint the mis
guided sufferer applies blue pill, calomel and
other mineral poisons, in the delusive hope of
obtaining relief, whereas these powerful purga
tives but aggravate the disease and debilitate
the constitution. Dr. Tuttbashad the courage
to Ignore this killing practice of the old school.
His remedies, drawn from the vegetable king
dom, are almost miraculous in renovating tbe
broken down body. The letters of cured pa
tients in the Doctor's possession are a trlnute of
gratitude to his genius and skill which but few
can exhibit. His Liver Pills are sent all over
tbe world. They can be found In every town
and hamlet In tbe United States."
Tutt's liver Pills,
Act Mildly But Thoroughly.
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For Bite aid Nerms Mfors,
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BY ALL BKUGGISTS.
THE MOST POPULAR IS
The demand made upon us from our numer
ous customers in and around tbe two cities and
surrounding counties far our 8-year-old Export
Whisky assures" us that we have secured and
have to-day the best and largest portion of the
trade for this article. And by fair, honest and
gentlemanly dealing and treatment, we flatter
ourselves that we will not only retain all the
trade we now enjoy having on this reliable
whisky, but It will continue to grow, as it Is
and bas been doing every day for some time
past People nowadays are not led off by ab
surd Incorrect statements. They want pure
whisky. Tbey want a whisky that has
a record, and tbey want that record
so vIt can be traced. Such is the char
acter of ourExport Whisky, a whisky with a
record. And the only place toayyou can pur
chase pure 8-year-old Export Whisky in the
two cities fs ,irom n; and we bold tbe docu
ments to prove that we are correct In this
Full quarts, SI, or 6 for Jo.
XF YOtTJfUXT SOMETHING
Something beneficial at this season ot the
year, buy a bottle of our
Port, Sherry or Claret Wine,
These are the three best sellers on our wine
list. They-are selling very nicely and rapidly
just now and are civing the very best satis
faction. It Is a revelation to many wbo have
not carefully looked Into the merits of our
Pure Domestic California Wines. We are mak
ing a specialty of these wines. We keep a full
Hue ot these celebrated wines, embracing eight
varieties, all of which we are selling in lull
quarts at 50c per bottle, or 5 per dozen, except
claret, which sells at 73c per bottle, full quarts,
or $8 per dozen. You will like them and buy
no other whea once tried.
Since the late decision of the Supreme Court
WE CAN NOW SEND GOODS O. O. Dt, as
before, bat bo goods will be shipped to minors
or persons of known Intemperate habits. Send
for complete price list, mailed free to any ad
dress. AU mail orden promptly attended to.
Jns. Fleming I Bnn,
and continues until all
are sold. '' 7,
to have the ,
Cloak Rooms :' '
people read advertise
ments and profit by
them or not. If they
come and ask for these
we will know they doV
Long Garments,' f
in terra cotta and red'
shades at $5 each, that
have been sold this
season at $20. Long
garments of every de
scription at such "cut
down" prices that will'
make the greatest
"after the Holidays"
business ever known.
and the prices snal
such as to sell the
thousands that' are
here and that are go-
ing to be sold and at
let the loss of dollars,
be what it may.
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PRICES THERE WILL BE
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