Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 29, 1889, Page 6, Image 6
fe i 'J?V""T- ; nniiriii nr nnn mri flitntwurni5. M- - wq Year's-Leading Features Pointed Out. PSSSONS OF BIG EVENTS. Ifru.: -;..,. n.ntiiii Diiitf Cnttin Dn. iween smun ana siavm. . - i 'STATUS OF THE BASEBALL FIGHT Jn a Tew days old 1889 Kill hare taken its coarse down ihe burial aisle of the past to jolnalongline of predecessors. No class o society will be without its memories of joys and regrets regarding the departing year, and none ot us -will be altogether free of hope for the year that has come to take "the - moribund one's place. However, I don't think that any class of people have more to occupy their mind in the way of reflections than those who, day in and day out, follow the ragaries of sporting events. "Nothing is more uncertain in human affairs, and, I may add, nothing seems to prompt more hope. Doubtless, when Tuesday night arrives hundreds Trill take a retrospect, and quite easily perceive where and how they were wrong, and will be more than ever con vinced of the truth and appropriateness of Barnes' view of it when he says: - 'The test laid schemes o' mice and men Gang, aft a-gley. An' lea' e us naught but grief an' pain, r For promised joy." However, there is some consolation in the fact that our past mistakes and errors can be used as beacons for future guidance into safer paths, both in business transactions and otherwise. During the year just now about to leave us the sporting world has had much to' be surprised at, much to disappoint it and considerable even to wonder at. Since the 1st of January heralded 18S9 manv erentfnt thincs have oc curred, and the year will co on record as being fruitful of several landmarks in the life's journey of thousands of people. It may not be uninteresting to make a somewhat brief retrospect of the year, and note the leading features of the various branches of sports, to gether with some of their lessons. This may be a kind of new departure, but I think it will be useful. The Baseball Feature. Undoubtedly the national game has com manded more public attention during the year than all the other branches of sport put to gether. Ordinarily baseball affairs are watched by.the public with great earnestness and curi osity, but the exciting and sensational features otthls year have drawn the attention of almost every newspaper reader in the country toward them.- The year lSS9will figure in the annals of baseball history as remarkably eventful. Of course we all know that the chief of many bic events in the baseball world has been the revolt of the players, I use the word revolt because 1 think that those who in future write Impartial histories of the game will call it a revolt. Well, the revolt may have good or it mayhavo bad effects on the moral status of the game. I am inclined to think that its effects will be bad; not because of any thing the players may do particularly, but because of what everybody connected with baseball must do to protect themselves. The dying year has Introduced to us a real free booter's system as far as baseball is concerted; each of the rival parties will just catch where they can and kep whenever they have the power, irrespective of justice or fair play. In this respect the old year has not been .friendly to our national game. However, as far as the popularity of the game has been concerned, it is a fact that it was never in its history as pop ular with the American people as it has been in J8S9. There has been more money invested in it; it has been patronized more than ever; there has been a higher standard of players and more of them, and they have received more money than tiny ever did before. All this should cause us o be thankful to our old and departing acquaintance, if not absolute friend, ISS& More tnanthisithe year has seen the great, national gam of this country thorouchly Inaucnxated in EncUnd. This is an exceed ingly interesting feature, bnt it belongs to '80 or its successors to sen that the seed sown shall take firm root and yield the fruit that it ought to yield. Altogether there have been many features In baseball during the year which af ford pleasurable reflections, but the revolt, I fear, almost outweighs all of them. It may end well, and as we know "All's well that ends well." ., . .The Trotting Feature. No branch of sport has had a more eventful year than that of trotting: indeed I may say that no branch has come near trotting In creat ing wonder and astonishmentin 1SS9. Vithout doubt it has been the most remarkable year in the history of trotting in this conntxy, or any where else for that matter. There was never so much money in the business and there cer tainly never was in the known history of the world so many extraordinarily fast horses. Just think of it, yon people who take any inter est in good horses, nearly 800 trotters anil, I think, more than 2U0 pacers have entered tho 230 list daring the year. And among this re markable numDer a large percentage have gotten below the 220 mark. The astounding achievements of Axtell and Sunol are almost fresh in onr minds yet, but certainly tbey will be recorded as wonderful. The performances Ot these horses and others have attracted the attention of all the civilized world to America, and as a result we find American trotting stock being old to all parts of the globe. Most certainly 1SS9 has been cood to the patrons and admirers of trotting races and trotting horses. There may be a slight exception taken here. No donbt many people will think that as far as trotting 'is concerned there is nothing to be tbankfnl for in Pittsburg. Surely there is not, and the future does not seem to have anything encouraglnc in store. But it must not be for gotten that the year offered many opportuni ties to local trottingpatrons to retain their race meetincs. These opportunities were not rightly laid hold of and they passed by. . The Sculling Feature. The year has also produced many interesting events in the sculling world, both amateur and professional. Of cours t, it has seen America's amateur champion, Psotta defeated by a Britisher, bnt still amateur sculling has had a prosperous year. Generally speaking, there has been an increasing interest in professional rowing, except in and about Pittsburg and one or two other places. As far as Pittsburg is concerned it will be a long time ere profes sional; sculling is popular. The Teemer Gandaur boat race of 18S9, will long be remem bered. B owever, in an international sense, rowing has had An important year. Its events, however, have been mixed with joy and sadness. The death of Henry feearle, the young champion of the world, darkens all tho brighter features of the Sport. However, tne year has established the fact that in sculling Australia is in the van. "WeuUso. find a condition of things at the close of the year that is rarely seen. The sudden death of the champion leaves the title in dis pute, and several aspirants deem themselves capable of capturing it. That it will be rowed for there is no doubt, bnt the manner or method of contesting for it is problematical. Hbwever, I still contend that O'Connor has done thetright thine. If in tho new year the regatta is proceeded with, and O'Connor refuses to contest for tne championship in any rough and tumble way,I cannot see why any champion ship title can be at stake at alL Of course the winner of the regatta can row O'Connor for the title, but if all the aspirants are afraid of O'Connor why the best thing they can do is to row among themselves until they find who is the best man in their company. Sir. Thayer nor anybody has a rigbvto put up a purse of money and say that the winner of it is the champion sculler ot the world. -A jnan tannot be forced to row under regatta conditions for a title so great, and O'Connor would probably do well to stick to'tbo conditions of bis challenge. If those' who re cuse to accent his challenge hare a little re gatta among inemseives, ail ngnt, nut tne win ner wnn!tand couldn't reasonably be acknowl- K. ner edveu tne cnampiou oi tne woria. nut tnongn tag 'year has seen the sadden departure of .fBirle, next year may xeeJStansbury ascend to isuu. l nave an laea mat retansuury una iCm?onnor will row a match for the world's title. m f The Pugilistic Feature S-'vThbse who find pleasure in patronizing or ubaciang an interest in affairs pugilistic have ibadlplenty to entertain them during 1S89. True Sthere have not been any really remarkable bat EtlesfeOT contest that is remarkable for tho Ipagilistlc qualities 'displayed, bnt nevertheless StfierelhaV, - een some important encounters. Mil tcWoIufties ot talk the question -of who was ?tne,reai cuauwn waa ueciaeo. ror a lime a.unreasonamy claimed the title, and his ft-nmlut with Sullivan '"down ..South" entirely tfehoved that Kllraln had unreasonably been claiming the title of championiugilist of the tworld.. That contest, tbougb in many respects ffrM--A ItnUiklUiat anybody who knows anything about IBUgUUfliM smiJUM ctbi uuu uiabran. lor xw It was important, however, because Sullivan was expected to collapse In a 6udden and mis erable way. He had for a long lime been liv ing in debauchery and dissipation, and good authorities thought that no human constitu tion could recover from the effects' of such debaucbery.asjie had indulged in. He sur prised everybody, howeven by lis tolerably good condition on-the day of battle, and though he was not in first-class condition by any means, he was in good enough 'form to easily defeat Kllraln. The battle had another feature, the effects of which are still being felt. I refer to the interference of the law with the principals. Each of the pugilists has been sentenced to imprisonment for participating in the fight Kllraln is now undergoing his and Sullivan has appealed. The result of this has had a subduing effect on pub lic prize fights, so much so that fights of national note are almost impossible except under the auspices of a club and then tbey have to be with soft cloves. This is a very Important feature in the history of American pugilism. To me it seems that the time will not belong In coming when it will be uext'tp impossible to have a bona fide prize fight ot any importance. It may safely be said that 1SS9 has seen the glove system of fighting thoroughly .established. Of course, I am aware that glove contests have been popular for some time, but what I mean is that championship contests in America must .be decided with gloves. At present there seems no other course that Is, safe' course open. This will revolu tionize pugilism. The lesser weights and lesser lights have not had an exceedingly remarkable time. The most important event in these classes has been the defeat of Jack Dempsey by George La Blanche. That was a surprise to almost everybody who' takes an interest in prize ring matters. The contest will go on record as an Important one, and I think the true account of ' it will show that Demp sey did not show up as the scien tific terror that his ardent admirers deemed him. The lightweight championship is still somewhat in doubt. Carroll claims it, but he has never won it by fighting for it Bnt the most interesting feature of pugilism during, the year has been the performances of the Australians, particularly Jackson and Slavin. They have shown Up in victorious form, it not in first-class form. Australia and its admirers have certainly been in great luck during the year, and it has bestowed ra them the lion's share of glory and money. However, it is questionable whether the Australian cham pions will sustain their victorious reputations during next vear. At the end of the next 12 months we may find that they have not been near first class. Smith nnd Slavin. Certainly one of the 'most disgraceful con tests known in the annals of tne prize ring was that between Jem Smith, champion .of En gland, and Slavin, the Australian. Whatever' may have been the facts of the Savers and Heenan battle at Farnborough, or of the Car ney and McAullffe battle down East, these affairs were n!ld In the extreme when com pared with the affair of last Monday in Bel gium. Of course it is not fair to assail the en tire spirit of British fatrplay, because a few paid blackguards were smuggled to the battle cene to rob, kill or do anything else that would prevent Smith's losing. No country has a monopoly of. good men or blackguards. The Pelican Club spoke,the true feeling of British opinion on the matter when it stated that Slavin was the legitimate cham pion of England, and also presented him with a handsome purse. It seems to me certain that Smith left England with the full conviction of what Was going to happen, and if this is so he ought to be stamped as the veriest cur that ever entered a ring. His movements in the ring showed that there was a prearranged pro gramme to carry out, and it was certainly car ried beautifully and cowardly into effect. We certainly have heard the last of Smith. But while he played a most despicablo part I cannot help thinking that the referee acted very strangely. I dont believe scorning referees without the facts are exceed ingly plain and conclu-dve. Tve been there before." A referee has a very peculiar position now and again, and he often is in a position to see things quite differently from the great bulk of onlookers; beside, his responsibility often checks impulsiveness and prompts caution. It is, therefore, only fair, te grant a referee more than the usual latitude in coming to a con clusion. However, the facts, or at least the re ports pi the fight, are shown so clearly that the entire disgraceful proceedings had been pre arranged, and that Smith violated the rules so often, that it does seem singular that the referee aid not at .once give Slavin the fight But the small amount of fighting there was showed conclusively that Slavin Is almost equal to two Smiths. The Englishman is completely done. There was a time when he was a good man, but his physical condition is against him. He is no longer a pugilist and as the art or his power to indulge in the art has left him so has-hls man hood, and he now stoops to disreputable methoas to prevent his own defeat The reason, therefore, that be should adjourn into obscurity is all the greater. Slavin is a better man than many people thought him to be. although be cannot find anything like his true measure in his affair with Smith. The Australian, however, has some amount of reason for saving that he is at least as-good as Jackson. I don't think that the latter could have made any shorter work of Smith in a prize ring than did Slavin, but even if ho could that would be no comparison. Slavin has shown that he is a pugilist -of good merit more than once, and it would seem the best way out of a controversy for Slavin and Jackson to meet and settle the question of their superiority. Were they to meet now Iconfess that I would be somewhat at a-loss to chose my favorite. Slavin is certainly a very Intelligent and pow erful man, and that goes a long way with me. He has transacted his business in England in the shrewdest of ways, and depend upon it, will prove game whenever he Is needed to do so. However, Jackson has yet bis real first-class man in the prize ring to meet That he is a clever and powerf ul man I admit but there is every reason to think that Slavin will test him very welL I expect to hear that they are matched to fight oaepf these days: that is, if the prospects of good business does not cause Parson" Daviea to keep Jackson away from possible or probable defeat for a few months longer. Brotherhood vs. League. Nothing very startling or sensational has oc curred during the week In the conflict between the players and the League magnates. One of the most prominent events has been the filing of the suit against JonnM. Ward by the New York National League clnb. The case comes up for Argument on January 6, according to present arrangements, and, ot course, the at tention of the entire baseball world will be cen tered on the matter. I would not for a moment presume to say what the result will be; to me law is a very, very uncertain piece ot machinery. Oue never knows which way the wheel Is going to turn. Bnt I will always hold that every player who signed a League contract last year did so with the full understanding that bis services could be claimed next year, if needed. Whether or not the law will decide for the fulfillment of this understanding is another matter. But if the Court decides against the League, nothing will be left for I: to do but tight to the bitter end. and lam inclined to think that such will be the case. Mr. Ward, judging from his pub lic utterances, has not the least concern about the outcome of the case; he Is certain that it will go against the League. It snch should be the result it probably won't be a pity, because matters have gone so far that a life and death struggle between a certain number of slayers and the old League must take place sooner or latter. Better have it over now. Besides, were the injunction ap plied for granted it would be very unpleasant for the bitter opponents of the' League to be playing -ball for it; we couldn't expect earnestness and good will to obtain. X, therefore, thoroughly believe that taking everything into consideration, it will be better for tbe national game If the in juntion asked for is not granted. I may add that if Is not baseball magnates will then seethe necessity of preparing contracts that will be upheld by law. The defections, or I may say, the withdrawal of Messrs. Taggart and Whitall from tbe Philadelphia Brotherhood clnb has been another-prominent happening; it has been prominent because it has been so much talked about, but really there seems lit tle significance attached to it Every day' we hear of this or that tusiness man withdrawing from some new enterprise with which be may have connected .himself, and it Is quite easy to understand that the two gentlemen named did not sufficiently weigh the anxiety and worry consequent on becoming" directly interested in a bascoall enterprise. I wouldn't be surprised to find that many more of tne new Brother hood stockholders should weary of their un dertaking, because tbey will encounter many things of which they have little idea at present But these withdrawals do not necessarily mean that tbe undertaking is a bad one; not at all. Fred Carroll's Case. Recently there has been much said regard ing what Fred Carroll will and' will not' do. Doubtless he has been, made say many things of which he never dreamed; that is, newspaper reports have quoted him as saying what he never even thought of. A lew days ago I read a letter from Carroll. It was in reply to tele grams sent from this city by tbe old clnb officials. The letter was a gentlemanly and plain one. In It Carroll distinctly stated that he would do nothing until he came East He di-sired to know clearly all about the outs and ins of tbe situation, and to obtain this knowledge he wonld come East much sooner than usual. - He also said that he would then be prepared to talk business, how this ongbt to allay all conjectures regarding bis intentions or alleged reports of his signing a Brotherhood contract There are indeed manv players in a position similar to Carroll, and I am inclined to think that next April will find them at their old stands. Now partiality does not prompt this Cassandra notion; I am simply led to this conclusion by the actions ot a large number of players already. In many respects a hack neyed quotation might be paraphrased to read: "Oh frallity, thy name is ballplayer." . The Association's Prospects. ( ' After ail there seeM-to be llf 'in the Asso THEfPiTTSBTJIlC ciation yet; It B jpadaalry rielag Into prom inence again, and Its staach supporters are now claiming that it will appear on the field just like a giant refreshed with new -wine. I hope It may, Tbe Indications ate, however, that It will be short of what it has been, be cause I fall to see how sacidtles'as Toledo and Rochester can anything like replace Cin cinnati and Brooklyn. Bdt' cities like the former are better than a complete 'collapse of the Association, and if it can survive its pres ent adversity It may develops into the best or ganization in .the country. There are more uncertainties in baseball now thaniBere ever were, and anybody or any organization might be knocked out on any -day... There Is one thing, however, which the Association must never do; that is, break tbe national agree ment .If .it desires to weather the present storm, its only hope at least Its chief hope lies in its full recognition of the national agree ment Without that bulwark of psoteo tion Its chances of success would be very small, indeed. If it does fully recognize the national agreement it will be bo much the worse for the new League, be cause there will then be -no dealings whatever between the two. Further.lf the Association maintains its existence I fear that many of its star players who have promised to join the new organization will 'not make their promises good. This will also be a very severe blow for tbe new League, and It strengthens the opin ion that the old League-under any circum stances will have as good .and probably better teams next year than any rival organization. Tho 72-Honr Bnce. There Is not much of the artistic in what sometimes is called a "six-day wobble,!' but I am free to admit that there is sometimes much to admire. Almost all of us nave a respect and often an admiration f bra game and plucky man, no matter In what branch' of sports we find him. Thorough-going pluck covers many faults. Well, I think that everybody who looked at the race In the London Theater dur ing tbe week wonld be satisfied, that two more determined and plucky fellows ' than Hegelman and Golden never went on a track. It is this remarkable will power and courage to endure all pain and battle against nature thatis tbe feature of a six-day race, and 1 confess that this feature was prominent in the recent race. These "wob bles" have developed into a great business since Edward P. Weston's time,' and it is safe to say that bad .Edward been on the little theater track during the week be would have been badly left" Tbe race wal a good and honor able one, and I am, therefore, at liberty to say a word of praise about Manager Davis, with out doubt deserves credit for making a success of this class of sporting events in dull times like these. The Hrt of Betting. The Bishop of Peterborough Is evidently a man of serve, and if his theology is correct, and I have held that it is for a long time, men who make bets are not the sinners that many people make, them out to be. I give tbe Bishop's statement made recently at a public meeting in England. I give it without com ment: "there is no sin In racing or.betting any more than there Is sin in drinking; excessive betting is sin just as excessive drinking is sin." Without denying that gambling may be injuri ous, the Bishop ot Peterborough proceeded to give a definition of betting; which it would be difficult to improve upon. "What," asked his lordship, "is betting T It is simply the -buying of chances. A man either pays or promises to pay a certain sum of money uoon the cbanee ot a certain event happenipg whether it is a horse running axace, a card ot -a. -.certain color turning up, or the rising or falling of stocks, does not matter. If a man says. Twill bet you 5 shillings that it will not rain 'to-morrow,' I tninKii wouiacaKe a iongiimo so prove irom the Bible that that man was guilty oi a crime." PbInqle. NABHTILLE'S LIST. Some Great Entries for the Spring Sleeting or West Side Track. Nasuvtli-e, December 28. The stake list to close January 15 next, ot the Westslde Park Club, for tbe spring meeting, was issued to day: There are seven stakes in all. as follows: Ivy Leaf stakes, for 2-year-olas, 11.000 added, four furlongs: trial stakesfor 2-year-olds. $1,000 added, five furlongs: Nevada stakes, for 8-y ear old fillies. 1,000 added, one mile; the' Duncan Hotel stakes, for all ages, $1,000 added by Sun can Hotel, one mile: Maxwell Bouse handicap, 51.000 added by Maxwell House, for 3-year-olds and upward, nine furlongs. The $2,000 sweep stake, for 3-year-olds, $2,000 added, nine fur longs, to be run at the spring meeting of 189L Tbe brood mares sweepstakes, for 2-year-olds, with $1,000 added, four furlongs, to be run at the spring -meeting in 1S92. In the $2,000 to be run next snrins there are snch fivers as.Riler. Kitty Cheatham, Prince Fonso Pow Wow, J The brood mares sweepstakes to be first run next spring has 47 eligible starters. The meeting begins April 28 and closes May 3, lasting seven days. ' s BUSINESS IS-'MEANT. Myen' Manager Hakes a Very Plain Propo sition to Everybody. rsrtdAI, TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1 Bloomington, III., December 28. Lee Cheney, manager of Billy Myers, the light weight to-day gives out a proposition addressed to Bud Benaud, New Orleans, in reply to that gentleman's telegram stating that he had a man whom he desired to match against Myers, and believed him to -be Andy Bowen. Cheney says: "I will match Billy Myers against Andy Bowen for $2,500 a side and -for the world's championship, Bowen to weigh less than 135 pounds at tbe ringside, the fight to take place in Texas any time lifter March 25 next. I am willing to accept as referee Fitz patrick. who refereed the Sulllvan-Eilraln light, or Al Smith, of New 'York, or two sure men. If this proposition suits yon cover onr deposit of $500 now In the bands of Captain Cooke, of New York, and send articles to be signed. Let the rules be Qneensberry or Lon don: two-ounce gloves preferred, but this point waived and accept bare fists." ,. Clifton Entries.-, tfrtCIAL TXLEOllAM TO TBS DISFATCB.'l NEW Toek, December 21 The entries for Monday at Clifton are: First race, live 'furlongs, selllng-Oiceola IIS, Guardsman, Ssluds, Douran, Cnpld Ul, Foster, Flrcbnll fillv. Moonstone, Wanderer the second, Kqaalltv. Eeatlct, Verona 1M, Jacobus 97, Tony Faitor. Grade 90. Second race, seven snd one-half furlongs Teddy Foley 140, King of Norfolk. Talcon 150. Brown Charlie 135, Groomsman- 145, Dalesman 130, Trlfler 125, Melodrama 125, Consignee 117. Wat ter, Jim Murphy 110. Gounod 105, Annie M102, SDarllng-95, FarinIeH82. Third race, one mile, selllne Richmond 112. Bralt 106. Kedllght 100. Umpire. Antocrat Peri cles 97. Qneen Bess. Halrsprihg 94. Facial B S3. Fourth race, handicap, one mile and a sixteenth -Barrister 115, Belwood 114. Eleve 109, Puzzle 108, Van 105. Trank Ward 105. Glory 104, She 103, Wahsatch 1C8, tJaml) 101, Philip D 101, Iceberg 94, Specialty 9X. Firth race, one mile and a Quarter Gallni Dan, "Wahoo, Brac-a-Ban, St. Faria11z,Vlctrlx.Theora 109, Fllot 102, PhUip D 103, Blchland, Blpton 93, Miss Cody 90. Sixth race, handicap, for 3-year-olds, six and a hair farlongs-Ban Lassie 115, Elizabeth 115, John Atwood 113. Issaqaenna uily. Faustina 112, Gra mercy 110, Owen Golden 109, Sophist, Fall Mall 107. Sne Finney gelding 105, Floretta 102, Owen Bobertsioo. Gnttenbnrg Winners. rSrTCTAL TXLE3BAK TO TBS DISPATCH. I . New Tosk, Decembet2$. To-day's races at Outtenburg resulted as follows; First race, six fnrlongs German first. Buck stone second. Boodle third. . Time, 134. Betting Herman, 7 to 2 and 7 to &; Bnckstone, S to I and even; Boodle, 10 to 1 and S to 1; Second race, three-quarters of a mile Kenwood iirit, Isaaquenna filly second; Flambeau third. Betting Kenwood, S to t and ont; Issaqnenna Ally, 5 to land 6 to 5; Flambeau. 10 to 1 and 2 to 1. Tlme.l:17. ' Third race, seven furlongs Lottery first, Bhakes peare second. Velvet third. Time, 1:30. Bet ting: Lottery S to t and 1 to 2, Shakespeare 3) to 1 and 8 to 1. Velvet 15 to I snd t to L Fourth race, one mile and a quarter Wyn wood first, Wilfred second. Van third. Betting: Wyn woodiotoland 3 to I, Wilfred 5 to 2 and 4 to 3,' "Van S to 1 anas to 5. Time. 2:10Jj. Fifth race, one mile lima B flrt, Carnegie sec ond, Oregon third. Time, 1:44. Betting: lima B 12 to 1 and S to 1, Carnegie X to 1 and 1 to 2, Oregon 2 to 5 and ont. Sixth race Cupid flrat, Landteer second. Pom mery Sec third. Time, 1:31. Betting: Cupid S to 1, Landseer 6 to 5, Pommery Sec 12 to 1. ' Pittsburg Won. VrXClAX, TZXXOBJJC TO TKS BIBFATCH.1 Geeensbuko, Pa., December 28. The Pittsburg alumni was an easy winner in the football game with the Oreensburg eleven, at tho fair grounds here this afternoon. Only two baits were played. Pittsburg won by a score of 2! toO. The great drawback with the Oreensburgs was their Inexperience and an evident fear of the Pittsburg heavy-weights. Pittsburg got 'the ball In the kick-off and in thn first R0V iminutes Pittsburg secured a toUeh down and 'kicked a goal, ana in the second half theyse enred a touch down but were thrown off. They .captured the ball, however,, and with ease de feated their opponents." ' ;- ' Cercorae f-sr Plttsharr. Manager Hanlon is fsperted to have signed Corcoran, of tbe New Haven club; The youth' is Tommy, eons$arad'a ''wrosteisg young oldvinclu'dlng.Rey Del', Bea, will be broaght fielder,. .... ; &f. frfi'f V l&AHW.WH?ty;&fttmf i$3J ISpPIPaHglipiTOfjppg?! FIGHTERS MATCHED. - Salliran and Jackson to Figit in America., - . ,. . SOME PRIVATE PLANS LAID. Smith's British Friends Tors Their Backs on their Cbampioa. v THE SPOBTING NEWS OP THE DAI Authentic reports now show that Jackson and Sullivan are sow matched to fight "in America. Smith is in greatdisgrace among his English friends. The Pittsburgers win . the football match at Greensburg. ' - rSFXCIAt, TXLIOIIAM TO TBI DISrATCH.I New Yobk, December 28. It is now settled that John L. Sullivan and Peter Jackson will battle before the California Athletio Club early next spring. A per sonal friend of Sullivan's who doesnot care to have his name used told a Dispatch repor ter to-day that the match had been made, and all that will be necessary now to make it com plete is to have the men sign tho articles. Of' course Sullivan and Barnltt deny that there was any mention of a match belugmade during tbe lntefviewwith Major Mclaughlin, but it was for that reason that McLaughlin called on Sullivan. The latter expressed his willingness to fight Jackson, but denied it be cause he did not wish it made, publlo until after he had straightened out bis trouble with the Mississippi authorities. The following cable to the Police Gazette -confirms the fact that the match is made: A BIO OFFEB. "The Pelican club at a meeting on December 28 decided to offer a purse of 1,000 for a'glove fight between Frank P. Slavin and Peter Jack, son, but It is doubtful if a match will be made, as Jackson sails for America on January 15,and Charles E. Davis has been notified by President Fulda that Jackson most hold himself In read iness to meet John L. Sullivan at tbe Califor nia Athletic Club, in May, for a purse of 810. 000." Sullivan in the meantime intends to' remain in this city until after New Year's Day, when he will return to Boston and prepare for his tour with a variety show, which will take in the Western States as far as Omaha, and then work its way to New Orleans, where Sullivan will leave for Mississippi to at tend his trial, which takes place about Febru arys. A PLAIK STATEMENT. This ought to end all talk about the meeting' of Sullivan and Slavin. At present Slavin has made the must definite challenge, that Is to fight Sullivan for S5.000 a side. Jackson has not done this and If Sullivan Ignores the bona fide challenge anybody can conjecture about "business" and so forth. It really would seem better if Sullivan, to decide who ought to own tbe world's championship, would tackle the man who is most honest in putting up for a fight Irrespective of.a club contest.! SMITH IS DISGRACED. The English Pugilist and Bis Friends Are Entirely Discarded. CBT CABLE TO TUE, DISPATCH. London, December 28. Copyright. The most thoroughly ostracised man in London to day Is Jem Smith. He and his seconds and the ruffians who accompanied Mm to Bruges' re turned to England the day after the fight, an noying all the respectable people with, whom they came into contact by their blackguardism. The Pelicans have given notice of a motion at their next meeting that Smith be expelled from the club, and It is, of course, cer tain to be adopted. Smith's influential patrons have all cut him. and the whilom champion now dare not show his face in the West End.but reserves his company for a few of tbe bullies who still condescend to drink with him at obsoure groggerles. Even his backer. Mr. Abington, alias Baird, who found Smith's stake ana paid the price of tbe ruf fian's hire, has seen fit to make some attempt to retrieve his own damaged reputation; and has written a letter expressing his admiration ofSlavln's nluck.atthe same time declaring 1- his Intention of civincthe 500 whicb he nut Fup for Smith to Slavin. This seemsa'trifle late J from the man 'who, oy lifting one finger, could nave stoppea an tne rumamsm. cut tne real: explanation is that the Pelicans are to con sider tbe feasibility of expelling Abington, which would brand him forever In the sporting world, and bv taking this generous action now L Abington thinks ho may stave 'this off. It is uupeumero uyaii uuo sportsmen uiatuewiu not succeed. Slavin has declined to accept the 500. The Pelican Club's action in awarding tbe cham pionship of England to Slavin has raised some discussion, though every right-minded .man sympathises with the Australian. The referee called the Brnges fight a draw and thus tbe championship has not been wrested from Smith bv the rules which govern prize fighting. Pos sibly it does not matter, as no first-class match will ever be arranged again for Smith by sports of standing. But nevertheless the Pelicans are setting a dangerous precedent when they commence over-riding a referee's decisions. . M'CARTHI'S EITAL. Young George Dixon Wants to Tight tho Bantam Champion. tSPECJAL TELXOKAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Boston, December 28, Sporting men are naturally immensely tickled over George Dixon's signal triumph over Eugene Horn backer last night, and he is already hailed as the champion bantam weight, It Dixon and Cal McCarthy meet there will be plenty of money laid on the young colored lad. This morning a prominent sporting man placed $500 with Captain A. W. Cooke, of the Police News, as a forfeit to bind a match with Cal 'McCarthy for either $3,000 to $5,000 or $10,000 a side. There upon Captain Cooke sent this dispatch to Joe Early, AicCarthy's backer: "Five hundred dollars is this day placed in mv hands In behalf of George lUxonl I will post It with the New York Sun, New York Clipper. Boston Herald or Boston Globe, and match Dixon to battle Cal McCarthy to a finish for the bantam-weight championship ot Amer ica and either 3,000 or $5,000 a side, the men to battle with two-ounce gloves. You can choose your stakeholder and forward articles." Western Sporting News. USAnFbancisco. December 28. Pete McCoy the well-known middle-weight pugilist,- has been matched to .fight Tom Cleary, ot Oakland, formerly of Newburg,N. Y., for a purse of $800, given by the Golden Gate Athletio Clnb. The battle will take place In January. The match between Ike Weir and -Billy Murphy has been postponed. Murphy is still suffering from. the dnck shot Joe Acton fired. at him while hunting. Mike Conley, the Ithaca giant, is he re, and issued a challenge to meet any heavy-weight on the Pacific Slope. It Is expected Paddy Ryan will meet him in a glove fight. Dannie Needham. who def ea ted Paddy Smith so easily, can be hacked against any light weight. He Is matched- to meet Billy Mahan for a purse of $800. Joe McAnllffe, the 'Frisco giant, is eager to meet Jake Kllraln. He claims that be can be backed for 110,000, ft snch a match is arranged. Ulade a Draw of It. Lrax, Mass., December 28. At the rooms of the Lynn Athletic Club last evenlngMicbael Carney, of Lynn, and James O'Leary, ot Chi cago, light weights, fought a ten-round glove contest, Qneensberry rules, to a draw. There was, hot fighting in tbe second round, but honors were easy. In the third Carney, In giv ing an upper cut, tripped over bis own feet and fell and tbe referee allowed a knock-down. There was close ln-fighting in ' the ' sixth and O'Lsary won first blood. In the seventh and eighth O'Leary weakened Carney by neck blows. The tenth round was fiercely fought, Carney getting the better of it, until the time expired, and the fight was stopped and declared a draw. The fighters will meet again. "iHoro Old League Men. rSTXCIAI. TXUaXAX TO THE DrsPATCH.1 Cleveland, December 28. W. "W.Veach. the hard-hitting first baseman of tbe'San Fran cisco team in .the California League, has been signed by tbe Cleveland League club. Itiaju mored that tbe terms of another Cleveland Brotherhood player have been accepted by.the local League club. Officials will neither con firm nor deny the report. ZHovIbc tbe Thoresghbres. Nashville, Ten2? December ,28. A. Ss. tell, manager for Tbeo. Winters, left here last night for California after "arranging to have "Winters' horses, including El Rio Bev. Joe Courtney, Don Jose and others, shipped here in (U.O ........ ,.,., .... AW. H ., J. .. ....... V W f W...- . lOLETJOSSIP, The Baseball Writer- Hves Sesse Fetotevs Abeat Best en The iWd Leaaoe aa Top There FHtrtf d Ctevetaiw WeiV Each Keep Two. Oaks. ISPECIAL COBBESFOirnXaCB OK. THE DISPATCH. I Boston, December 27. Some tlrae, ago the Brotherhood team of this city were standing on tip-toe and shouting! "We are the people for next year: the' League people won't b In It" It Is now the trlumvtrs'-Soden, Billings and Conant turn to shout; they have recently nailed some great ball players and they, tooj can shout: ""We'll be there when the flowers bloom In the spring," Clarkson andGanzel make as fine abattery as there Is In the coun try, but there are - many more good men. "Chollie" Smith, whois a Puritan by birth and a ball player by profession, will scoop up hard, hits from the shortstop's position; he will also fan the gentle atmosphere with as much ease as his illustrious friend, Jimmy Galvln, of tbe Pittsburg Brotherhood team. Big Mike Lehane, of Buffalo, tbe great home-run hitter or the International Association, has signed a League contract. He will cover first base Instead of Dan Brouthers. Lehane is well liked here. A few years ago he made his first appearance on the Boston grounds, and he made a record that any man might well feel proud of. He ap peared here with tbe Buffales,- when they were members of tbe International -Association. Radbonrn pitched for Boston and Lehane found him a perfect berry, making four "crack ing bits, including "a. terrific homer" away over the left field fence. Another crack out fielder has been bought from the Hamilton team. His name Is Brbdle; and from all accounts he is a dickey "with the old wagon tongn& The ' addition of these men gives Bostorf the nucleus or a first class nine to battle for League championship honors. However, I can't say that any League clnb is as strong as thepresent Brooklyn team, and it won't please League admirers to see tbe champions of the American, Association walk In and carry off the League championship. Cincinnati, too, is a Very formidable nine, and the Leaguo moguls of the old League cities must do some tall bustlingif they expect to heat out tbe two ex-Assoclatlon teams. But It Is a long time between now and-the -1st of April, and heaven only knows what may turnup by that time. A few short weeks ago, after1 Cincinnati and Brooklyn joined hands with the League, the Brotherhood leaders were having things their own way, so far as signing then Association stars was concerned. The boot is now on the other foot, and lately some of the men who signed Brotherhood contracts some time ago, are now signing with the old League as fast as tbe Association stars were signing with the Players' League some time ago. The Brother hood wasn't thoroughly organized for a revolt; if they were tbey would have remained loyal to each other. I called tbe turn: I felt positive that some of the numbskulls, like. Glasscock, who were continually shouting "slavery." would be the first to weaken. The players should have been Insured work for at least three years; as it is now the Brotherhood backers can quit at any time, and if .Pittsburg and Cleveland shonld throw up tbe sponge what wmld be come of the players? And- where could the Brotherhood secure a foothold after refusing St. Louis an admittance, a city where there would be no comnetitionf Mark these words: Pittsburg and Cleveland will .never support two teams. I wodldn't want to 'gamble that any city in the country can support two teams witn an admittance zee or. ou cents. Chicago has a great team, and as there are many wageworkers and socialists in the. Windy City,, I am inclined to think that tbey will draw better than any other team in tbe Players' League,- Every organiza tion has to make a record before tbey can ex-i pect the support of tbe .people, and it all de pends on how the players behave the next season. If tbey obey Ward they will come out with flying colors In the end. if the backers are thoroughbreds and don't weaken easy; but if the players engage in any "Garrison finishes," a la since is.euy, tne Dacxers, as wen as tne tem perate players, will get disgusted, while tbe League organs will pitch in and rip the pfayers up the spinal column. Von der Ahe is a queer kind of a man, but has money and would add strength to the Brotherhood's cause; so for that reason they may regret that tbe St. Louis Dutchman was not allowed to enter a team in tbe Players' League. There is. even now, a rumor in different local ities that Von der Abe will be taken in later on. He would have been taken in at the last meeting, bnt the, Brotherhood people were afraid that he would demana some of tbe men that had been stolen away from him; and In case these men were not given up, Von der Abe would demand some of tb'e.best Brotherhood players to take their places on the Browns. Von der Ahe is no cbumpihe can tell a chicken from a ham sandwich if. he does occasionally wear spectacles , Young Daley, of the Bostons; is now doing fins work-Jn California. I always sald'be was a good one, Chaeles. J. F6let. HEQELMAIQIP. He Defeats Golden' and lOtBera fn the Big 72-Honr Race Herty a 'Good Third and -Connors a Close Fourth'. The 72-hour race ended.last night and Hegel man was the winner.. . He got' J4S0, and prob ably never a man worked, harder for a prize than did Hegelman. He has had a journey all week that might have made any ordin ary man tired ot life. Golden has been following him like a sbadow.and let nobody say tbattbese poor struggling creatures have been wrecking their constitutions for fun There is no fun in men like Hegelman and Golden and tbe race they have madegives the absolute lie to tbe statement that contests, of the kind cannot be honest The race ended has been one of tbe keenest known in Pittsburg. Hegelman won only because be had more speed than Golden. Tbe latter, had stamina but at important times he .could not command the speed that Hegelman did. If Hegelman had bad any sympathy for the management hecould have made tbe finish more exciting, but the fact that be left tbe track at 11:12 shows that he was in the race for himself. The management, however,-Is on the safe side. Hertv secured third place' and Connors fourth. Glick got fifth, and he deserved it., He really beat an old timer .like Sam Day, who quit miserably. Day won tlOOby defeating a feared man like Nnremac, but a novice like Glick defeated Day in' the race. The crowd at the race was great, and last evening particu larly the attendance was extraordinary: Next "Wednesday, New Year's Day, there will be a 12-honrrace fn which Moore. Hart and Guerrero and other" contestants of tbe re-c-ntrace except Hegelman and Golden can enter. The strangers, have just arrived from Cleveland. Guerrero has some money to bet," that he can beat any man in the, world in a 12 hour race. He wants to Tun somebody a 10 mlie race. Following is the score at the finish of the race : The tableshows allowances for the shortage ot the track: j Allowancei. Miles. Laps. Miles. Y'ds Daniel J. Herty Peter Hegelman George. 1J. Noremac .' Peter Golden: .'... Bam Day :...,.i George Connors AndySelbert ohnGUek V.-..V" SCO'- 280 1,610 330 1,400 325 1.725 393 212 S92 311 3S1 M0 343 1,3)' 1,63) New Orleans Raeesy New Orleans thirteenth, winter meeting; partly cloudy and 'warm;, good attendance; track fast. Plrst race, selling, six furlongs, eight started .Balance 101, $34 to 11, Zeke Hardy IDS, 115, Bertha 105, S3, Crlspino . lus, vatcue JOS, ss, itegaraiess 106. S2, Harry Ireland 101. S3, to ts, Dubme 117, tz. .Duhmetooklead when the dram tapped and at the half was leading by four lengths? Vatelle sec ond, followed by Crlspino, Harry Ireland, Hardy, Berths, Begardlesi and Balance as named. On the lower turn Balance came fast, .entering the straight first, and came "in an easy winner by a length, Bertha second, Begardless third, Harry Ireland. Crispt, Duhme, Zeke, Hardy and Vatelle in tbe order named. Time. 1-.I5X. Second race, felling, eleven-sixteenths of a mile Boofiaclc 98, S3 to 1: Tommy B,'l02, 7: Secret ica, 2: Believe 109: 3 tor2: Vice Begent 112, 6: Sam Jones 112.10. When tbe flag fell Bootjack was slightly ahead. Secret second, vice Begent third. In this order they entered the stretch. Tommy it then came through the buneh, winning by two lengths, Bootlack second, a head in front of Vice Rejrent third! Secret, Believe,' Sam Jones" same order. Time. 1:09X. Third race, selling, five furlongi. Blxstarters: "Winnie Davis 97. S3 to 1; Little Bess 97, 5: Passion 103, 4: Llllie Lochlel 103, 5; Colonel Cox 107, 8 to S; Fremont 113. SO At tbe start Winnie Davis led, holding nrstplace to tbe'tbree-fonrths pole, where Colonel Cox showed In front, Davis second, Lo chlel third. Winnie Davis won by a length. Colonel Cox second, two lengths ahead of Passion third. Lochlel, Little Bess and Fremont in order named. Time, 1:20. Fourth race, free handicap, seven fnrlongs, five starters Cora h IDS. even rooneyt Buckler 100, 6; Koto 95. 2: Eeclase SO, 15: Cashier K. Beclnsd was first sway. Buckler second,' Cashier third. At the half Cashier went to the front,-Koko. Keclnse, Cora L and Bucller same order. . Cashier held bis lead to the finish, winning by a nose, Cora L sec ond, a nose in front of Kokothlrd,Keclu80 fourth, Bnckler fifth. Time, 1:30. Baclng Tuesday. Basset! Wlthtthe League. ISDiAirAPpLis.;December28. Charley Bas sett, the great second . baseman of the Hooslers, to-day signed a League' contract to play in this city for the next three, years. The amount of salary is not stated, bnt it is said, to be a good round advance overlast year's figures, Bassett a rwtA In th. MV-l4A nffrht &.nri W&S In tfnntnl- tation nearly all day with .President tfrusii Be ! of kvej44 ssature w tw eoattaet, '"" -w .-j . -...fr. ... --.......- 8 7 3 7 - 4 M 7 s e K IS 6 - THEWORLP OFIPSia Clwiflg Perfbrn&B.oe of the Emma Jtck Opera Coapaay in DEE FEEISCflUETZ, BT "VYEBEI. Pennsylvania Si-ate Hasic leaders' Asm eiatios Heetlsg. GOSSIP ABOUT OUE L0C A 1Y MUSICIANS The closing performance of the Jncb opera engagement at the Grand Opera House was attended . by one of the largest and most brilliant audiences of the week. "Weber's mysteriously romantic ''Der ITrel schuefz" was the bill.' Ihe opera has not been given " in Bittsbnrg for" manv'years, and being quite unfamiliar to most of the hearers, it took hard work on the part of the performers to warm np the house. In their way, also, lay the prime obstacle of the impossible and incomprehensible plot and the generally poor book; poor "Weber had very bad luck with his librettists. Bnt with the gradual unfolding of the lovely melodic gems and stirring dramatic passages with which the great founder of the German romantic opera has disguised this absurd book, the andience also began to unbend and show signs oi enjoyment. - The workrof the pridcipals last night was pretty much. upon the same lines as laid in prior performances. Hiss Jnch's1 Agathe (as the role shonld be named),-like her Marguerite and Mignon, was an impersona tion touching very highstaridard. Through out the week Hiss Jnoh has - shown the re sults of faithful study and self-development, as compared with her former operatic appearances here. A considerably greater attention to de tails, bringing out tho finer nuances, both of character and ot music, has marked her work this season. She sings better too; certain vocal faults, such as ber old habit of sliding at the high tones instead of striking them, have been nearly or quite obliterated, and. her voice has been so developed, in the lower register es pecially, as to give it greater evenness and re sonance .without diminishing In the least Its rare purity and sympathetic quality. Miss Jnch stands to-day better equipped for her life work than ever before and quite ready to challenge comparisons with most of the prima donne of tne day. Mr. vettannisneanis wees witn an aamva- oiy nnisnea ana enective rendition oi uatpar, a role that calls for special qualities as distinct f ronn XiOthario on the one band as irom Me phiitophelet on the other. . The versatility thus shown is not tbe least of Mr. Vetta's good points; It accomplishes a complete change ot character both as actor arid singer. Miss Susie Leonbart deserves especial mention for her sprightly action and very pretty singing in the part of Annie; she scored a well-merited popu lar hit. Max or Jludolph as this troupe's version has it was not made by Mr. Klvin Hlnger. the hero he should have been; bis acting bad its moments of strength and he sang with occasional intensity, but there were frequent aberrations that much lowered the average of his performance. The minor roles were satisfactorily .filled out. ''Freischuetz" gives the chorus a better chance than others of the repertoire; tbe chance was seized to prove that that chorus has some tone to It after all. Indeed the choristers aid very well. The orchestra an element of much larger Importance In this pre-Wagnerlan work than In other operas of Its period did altogether admirably; quite the smoothest and most, spirited work of tbe week. "One would like to hear Mr. Neuendorf's careful reading and broad conception carried out by a well-drilled band of two or three times the number; but considering the resources, little fault could be found with last night's handling or the score. The scenery and properties, upon which In this opera so much depends, were clearly Inadequate to the requirements. The' "Wolfs Glen" was rather amusing than awe inspiring; tbe antics' ot the supernal shapes were thoroughly laughable. Mr. Locke-leayes here with his troupe for the far West, carrying fewer operas and a more compact company. Miss Bellini is left behind in order to take in, that excellent artist Mme. JanuschowskL. Mr. Neuendorfs wife, who is now In the West. Mr. Locke Is clearly doing .all he. can with tbe means at his command to give opera In a really artistic fashion; be de serves success and, doubtless, on the Pacific Slope, where he is at home, he will reap his re ward. As already reported in The Dispatch, the. Pennsylvania Btate Musia Teachers' Associa tion resolved to bold next year's meeting in Pittsburg whicb was just what tbey ought to resolve. The following special telegram from Philadelphia, covers tbe events of the closing day of the very snccesstul first meeting: There was no business transacted by the' Pennsylvania Btate Mnsio Teachers' Associa tion, this morning, tbe session being taken np with a concert of vocal and instrumental music, in which the following talent partici pated; Soprano, Mrs. Helen Boice Hnnslcker; pianist, Mr. Charles H. Jarvis; violinist, Mr. William BtolL Jr., and violoncellist, Mr. Rudolph Henulg. The programme contained solos, duets and trios, and all were rendered in a highly acceptable man ner. In tbe afternoon, in the lecture room of Association Hall, Mr, Richard Zeck wer, accompanied by experiments, delivered a lecture on acoustics, and this was followed by an essay on "Fundamental Principles ot Voice Culture," by Mr. P. 8. Law, at tbe close of which the association proceeded to the election of officers, with tbe following result .Presi dent, William Wolsieffer; Secretary and Treas urer, Fred S. Law; Programme Committee, Messrs, J. H. Gittlngs, Pittsburg; W. W. Gil Christ and A. C. Taylor, of Philadelphia; Ex ecutive Committee, Miss M. Virginia Peck, Frederick Maxon and Prof. H. A. Clarke, and Auditing Committee, Daniel Batcbellor, Henry G. Thunder and Beveridge Webster, of Pltts--burg. The convention closed this evening with a concert Sarasate and D' Albert will be at Old City Hall on Saturday evening, January 18, Instead of tbe 13th- as first intended. Mrs. Bertha Marx, a well bespoke pianist, will form a pleas ing addition to the programme, though she is not welcome to displace many numbers tbatthe others ought to play. Some flowery beef-eater gets off the following rhapsody about Sarasate, which, wonld be gush about anyone else than the graceful, glowing Spaniard: "The other night Sarasate fascinated a crowded audience at St. James' Hall, London, and excited snch a clamor of enthusiastic ap plause as is seldom heard In London concert rooms." This graceful Southerner, with the warm light of warmer climes glowing In his kindly eyes,- with his small slight figure, supple as a wand of willow, and his mobile changing countenance full ot intellectual force and ex pression what is the moving spring of his. marvelous geniusf Notfame for his enormous refutation is treated by- him with the- merriest insouciance. Not love of money, for he has private means of his own which are sufficient to satisfy any man of a reason-' able mind. Not desire for honors, decorations, or courtly flatteries he cannot boast of being "Dr." Sarasate; he is Sarasate pur et simple Sarasate e 11 suo Viollno Sarasate and bis dainty companion, his obedient, docile friend and confidante, the little Instrument to fragile In make, so light to carry, so apparently noth ing to look at, and yet which in his hands be comes a pleading angel, a repentant fairy, a rapturous skylark, a sobbing child, a sighing wind, a storm on the ocean, a cry of love, a kiss of parting anything- and everything In the whole ranga of human emotions that can be ex pressed byound. 'Sarasate can scarcely be called a performer on tbe instrument; it may be said of him as it was said ot Pagamni, that he la himself a hu man violin. At any rate, he makes his instru ment a part of him, and he holds his bow as If it were a slender lily he had gathered en pas sant to play with. .The action of It is very like that of a slight flower swaying in the wind, and yet with what concentrated nervous energy and passion it is wieldedl Sarasate himself sways to and fro with tbe rise and fall, the ebb and flow of the music he performs." From a circular inclosed by Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber to The Dispatch, tbe following extract is printed in the interest of tbe gifted but poor students, whom the National Coaser-. vatory Is, expressly designed to assist: The Semi-Annnal Entrance Examinations of the National Conservatory of Music or America, Kew York, will be held as followvylz: Singing Classes January 8, 1S90, from 8 A. M. to UM.:2to5F. M.;fromsp. n.tolOP.M. Piano Classes January -7, from A. M. to 12 v., and 2 to 5 P. K. Violin and Cello Classes-January 8, frosL2 to s, and S to 10 P.M. . Chorns January S, 8 to 10 r. M. ,. Orchestra January 11, 8 to 10 p. v. The object of tne conservatory Is to place the best obtainable musical education within the reach of all. . ... - Tbe institution is open to those of every raee. creed and color, upon the one condition that tbey ? Ire proof of susjcientnatural talent to- Justify, he examiners In admitting them,, 'the snecessfnl candidates will enloy the tultloa of tbe best teachers that, can he engaged, snd. .riar arrsdnatlon..wlll he afforded' OBaortunltlet Of making known their accomplishments snd taw. waring figageaeass, 'uecMtMHsi m :KSsStfii J sasss la watt atreaawtaaces may wanaaVIa-'i steaetMB tfi.uy srsu oi sse urncues ot hcuui MM la tfMCosssrysssfywlll Degtvea free., fheeearseeaiBrSnsstHltiear'ln singing, oaeratio .snd MlseollsBSsasv-soWsggto, stage deaertaestt, elocattea, Jeswiar and Italian plaao,vlolla,eello, haraioflT.ceontsvpofntind composition, history of marie, cMatewssaaK-oseliestrs and chorttsv Cratekets. stwt Quavers. Anew opsra Is being composed for 1883;. during the ColnsaVas, celebration at Genoa. The opera is to be entitled "Cristotoro Co lombo.?' One of tho last persons decorated by the now ex-Emperor of Brazil was the composer Carlos Gomes, who received .tka Imperial Order of the Rose in recognition of tbe great success, at Rio de Janeiro, of. his opera "Lo Sehlavo." A coNCKHTWtii be given by the well-known "Balmoral Choir; from Scotland, at Old City Hall next Friday evening. Tbe work of the i choir is highly spoken ot by reliable critics, the artistic performance of old folk songs forming a special f ea tare of. thelrappearances. Carl FoehbS, the veteran basso, died last Sunday at bis home lq San Francisco. His 'death was unexpected.1 as be sang m the "Bar ber of Sevillel'-only" last Friday night. He was born In Mulhelffl-on-the-Rhlne, Angus 7, 1810. - and was one of, the greatest bass singers of his time. Mxe. Teresa Cabbxsa, who Is the wife of Signer Tagliapietra, the famous baritone of the Jnch Comjs&ny, has had great success In recent concerts, at Berlin. One of the critics compared her .to other pianists of her sex "as BruennbHde among; a lotot bread-and-butter school missesl" A series of Lortxings operas is to be short ly given at the- enterprising Hamburg Stadt Theaterwhl6h" wilt include the following works of the genial popular composer, viz: "Hans Sachs," -Casanova," "Czar una Zim merman," "Undine," "Der Waffenscbmied,-" "Die beiden Schutien" and "Der Wild Schutz." " Misa Fwjbekck Sjothsos sang the other, day for Conductor "Neuendorf, of the Jnch troupe, who speaks of ber voice and talent with quite exceptional praise. Miss Smlthson ex pects shortly to go taNewYorkto continue her studies. Prior to ber departure a comnli- mentary benefit "will be tendered to her at New Turner iall, r-orDes street, on tho 23d of Janu ary. Ms&JoHirD. Bam-e. nee Miss Casslday. who is well remembered as leading soprano at Trinity Church Some years ago, is now In the city again, open for church and other musical engagements. There Is considerable talk of Airs. iSalfe's being chosen as soprano at the Second Presbvrerian Chnrch. to succeed Ttfn. iVilliamA. MCCutcheon (recently Miss Bella xomerj wno nas last resigned ner position there. The Lotus Glee Club, of Boston, presented a very attractive' programme In the i". M. C. 4. series of entertainments at Old City Hall last Friday night. An uncommon feature was the singing bf Mr. George E. Devoll, alto, who formed one ot the quartet and also contributed Jensen's "ilurmnring.Zephyrs" as a solo num ber. Though Pittsburg has manv bov choirs. geuulne male altos are scarce as hen's teeth hereabouts. DuEnro the holiday fortnight Boston, New York. Philadelphia and a dozen or so" other cities have heard Christmas tide performances of "The Messiah." Why cannot the Mozart Club again pick up the thread of this beautiful customT This oratorio at this particular season has such peculiar fitness aa to add greatly to its effect: indeed. It requires performance under some such circumstances to remind people of what is truly the proper sphere of the oratorio. Mb. Wilson, of the Boston Traveller, is re sponsible for this: "We hear with affright that Lillian Russell will attempt legitimate opera this spring; Tha Bohemian Girl,' 'Martha,' FraDiavolo' and 'Faust' axe the works she flatters most; perhaps on .Easter week. If Miss Russell's venture be a success, we shall hear' Dlgby Bell in 'Israel in Egypt,' and De Wolff. Hopper In tbe 'Redemption.' We would not do Miss Russell, who really knows bow to sing, any injustice, only we bad hoped to assist at the final burial ojf Balf el's waif.'' "There was a. time when letters and civiliza tion had but begun to dawn upon the world. In that day musle 'was not unknown; on the contrary, it was SO far from, being a mere serv ant and handmaid of common and light amuse ment that the great and noble art of poetry was essentially -wedded to that ot music; so that there was no poet who. was not a musician; there was no verse spoken in the early ages of .the world bat that musia was adapted as Its vehicle, showing thereby the Universal con sciousness that in that way the straightest and most effectual road would-be found to the heart and affections of man,'', Thus writes Mr. Glad stone, wno evidently does not believe that music is the "younfcest Of the arts." Musical Courlet, - - l IKD0E5BB THE PLAYERS' LEAGUE. -Tha Trade Council Meets and Kesolates TJbsb Basebtill. The last meeting of thepresent Trades Coun cil was held Jast'hight. Joseph L. Evans pre sided. Noa business or any consequence was transacted s3;'c'ep"t the following resolution, which was "presented by .Secretary Ward, and adopted: Whebeas, An organization has been formed in this country under the title an heading bf the Flayers' Brotherhood, of North America; and Whereas, Said Players' League- has cast o2 the whips of the slave drivers and asserted themselves as true, American citizens and. not In favor of slavery? therefore be it Resolved, That tbe Central Trades Council of Western Pennsylvania indorse the action of the members of the Players' Brotherhood, and lend our moral support in furtherance ot their objects, which are clearly defined under the head' of unionism, and in union there 13 strength. Resolved, That a cosy of these resolutions be given to tbe press for publication; also Resolved, That a copy be sent to the officers of the Players' League. The new Central Trades Conncil foe next year will meet and organize January 1L Tbe Plttiburtrer Defeats O'Grndr, the Mans flrld UxbiweliiBt Terror. John O'Grady.and Ed Reilly wrestled a catch-as-catcb-can match out on Penn avenue last night for $100 a side. The contest was ihe two best of three falls. Reilly won after a des perate struggle. Jim Dunkerlv was referee. The first fall was gained by Reilly by a half-Nelson and an arm upthe back. 'The fall was made In 17 minutes. Reilly, who is a Penn avenue man, gained the second fall by a leg clutch and neck grip. This won tbe match. Reilly is considered one of the most promising lightweights in the country. ' A Snoellne: Tournament, Dayton, O., December 28. Thomas H. Kel lar, representing: the. Eastern and Western teams that are making atour of the country in trap shooting contests, is 'here to arrange for the opening match otthe series of the one to e shot on the Dayton grounds January 27 next Killed, by a Car. Edward McLaughlin, aged.-40 years, em ployed as a laborer fn the glue works at Springdale, was -killed yesterday while at work. McLaughlin was in the Act of push ing a car along a track, and was caught, be tween the car and a platform, being crushed to death in an instant. An inquest will be held on Monday. THE WHiTHEE. For Wttttrn Fenn yhaniaand West Vir ginia, light raxn,vsarm er, southerly Kindt. " Ptxtsbubq, December"2g, 1988. The United States Signal iSernce oJtoeria- thls city furnishes the following: Time. Xn Inst. StesA, j,,.t..,.....a am x. .....,....& ll60P M oaaa.aaa 2:80 r. v.-.u;........GZ Biwfi Mstswaaasaa -" IMaximam temp.... si junimnsi iap.... aa Ksnre .... 18 Mean teas. ts Precipitation....... 0 Sisop. m. ...:... .,... I Blver l:r. k;. ?. Toe, change of 0.9 In W hoars. .' " P .a, a? :e nsr a? s f TV r.srVM. SUUriter a Patents. 1 Iftfah avswM, above 8aHJd.extLsaar bos" (No sMaja ' Bafsjlitsld yswtv sraEsffw- ;1i.',,U .I'.., .., &, IivHssSiIa u ' i?&m KCW ATKTpSM AH 'ART Always commends itself, and a living ,pfM(Tl 01 mis laci is tuwsys louuu in me steaay umi increasing saies.oi onr a PURE EIGHf-YEAR-OIiD! EXPORT WHISKY. AND OUR PORE CALIFORNIA -MEf The Genuine Products of tho Grain; Jl- 'v and Grape. ; ,', Eight-Year-Old Export Whisky is put vpY in lull quarts at SI, or six for $&' . 4-h California "Wines, including fine "old Claret, Port and 8herry, put up in . lull'" quarts. . Claret, 76c, or f6 per dozen. . 'All other choice brands of these wines 50c each, or $5 per dozen. . ,v Representative medicine men prescribe onr Old Export "Whisky and California , "Wines every day". ' '- ? BInce the lata decision of the Supreme Court WE CAK NOW SEND GOODS C. O. D,as before, bnt no goods will ber shipped to minors or persons ot known intemperate habits. Send -for complete price list, mailed free to anyad-- I dress. All mail orders promptly attended to. Jna. Fleming & Sort DRUGGISTS, .-' 4 412 Market Street, de29 pittsburgvpa;, TW- 5- it - J '1 1 Jet Two Minds with but a Single Thought'; Business matters were not running as smooth as they might, so to avoid buying a new suit. ' DICKSON, the well known Tailor, corner Fifth avenue and Wood street, second floor, came to their rescne, and their old clothes now look like new. Charges moderate; excellent workmanship. Telephone 1558. da29-Bu TOO LATE TO CLASSirr. WANTED-PAKTNKB WHO CAS INVEST 11.000. with services, in a sood-nsvlnr mannfartarlnx business. Address A. E. L.. Dls-. patch office. deS-121 TO LET-KS V-2H ACRES VIXEYAKD. OB-i CHABU, boose t rooms, natural gas, water: nice location, paved street: near street ears, Alle gheny. CUABLES SUMEK3 CO.. 312 Wood St. Telephone 1773. dezMIS WASTED YODB ADDRES8-W1A1, MAI1. you onr handsome property list January 1; describing cozy homes; choice building lots; good, Investments. CHARLES SOHEKS & CO.; Ill Wood st. Telephonefim. deS-US- FOKSALE AFB11IE BTJSISESS WtOPEBTr In tbe heart of Allegheny at abralnour Instructions are to sell now or withdraw in Janu ary? Investigate this before the close of the year. CUABLTW SOiIEKS'4 CO., 313 Wood it. Tele phone 1773. de29-HS TJiOK SALB7-OK EXCHANGE II, COZr J little home. East End. close to P. B. B. sta tions improving localltr: lot SxllO feet to alley; houseof nice rooms: wlUexehinie for acre prop erty convenient to elty. CHA KLES SUM EK3 CO.. 313 Wood st. Telephone 1773. de9-113 ' FOB SALE-LINE OF CENTRAL TB ACTIOS cable. 10 minutes' ride of business crater; of city, two-story mansard brick. 7 rooms, hall, marble mantels, water, both gases, side entrance good lot extending to alley; a safe Inve'mrnt,at onr price to-dir, fi0. UHABLEi S011EE3 A CO., 313 Wood st. deO-llt. TTIOB SALE-FINE E. E. BUILDING PROP- i" EKTY: UrMt. ifraat. alu. ... U, ...,..,. .w,4 Kejrley ana convenient to uiiana avenues; nana some residences building on every nandtasph-'; stantlal fonndatlon for Increased valusttooi;133 -feet frontage at ftt per foot. CHABLES S0MEK3 & CO., 313 Wood st. deS-USi Jk ,,& . WIWM ...(.V., ...WBO .u WMU.W..aU-. FOB SALE SHADY AVENUE. ALLE HHENY NlcenewhonscSrooms, water, iras; lot 26x140 feet to alley: (2.GU0; also samei streets S room house: lot 40x13): f 1.600; look at these prop ertles, if interested in lower Allezbeny: they are' both cheap. CHAKLES SOMEBS & CO.. 313 Wood St. Telephone 1773. deSMIS FOB SALE BARB .BAKUAINS-COZx homes, beautiful building lots; choice In vestments in the two cities and throughout tho, suburbs, as shown by our handsome property lists, readvfor distribution January 1: we -nam your address ror it. CHABLES SOMEBS A CO., 313 Wood St. Telephone 1773. de2S-H8 FIB SALE-LET US SHOW YOTJ THIS-A handsome residence location: elaborate nhb- 11c improvements to be made during 1890: will greatly enhance valuations: elevated situation; extended view: sunlight and pure air; block atone pavement: cable to center of city In 12 min utes: GO feet frontaire by 100 In depth to alley st S33 per front foot. CHABLES SOMEBS & CO.; 313 Wood st. de3-llS .- FOB SALE-SHADYSIDE-GOOD LOCATION, . one minute from cable: modern Queen Anne -' residence, 9 rooms, vestibule, hall, bstb. Inside , w. c-Ianndry, wardrobes, pantry. range, marble; washstands, slate mantels, tile hearths. Una chandeliers, perfect plamblng snd tewersire, '. sliding doais, inside shatters, electric befls.1. andflnisn:Iot """ "- IVvS- -.-''"" iEXlUU; SO.IMJ. CHAKIira BQ31EK3 ft CO.. 313 Wood St. deU-lia.-, T70B SALE-CHEAP RESIDENCE PROFESS JD TIES, conveniently located In Allegheny. are not plenty: wehave a few to offer, and. can assure prospective buyers that values will be no lower during 1600. SECOND WARD Dwelling or Sjoorns; supplied with water and gas: lotmxUO: S1.S0O. TENTH WAKO-J-room dwelling; water -and ' gas: prime oraerr lot 20x90; 11.450. . " -. THIRD WARD-Two-story frame dwelling;' substantial house of 4 large rooms. eaehUxU: 9-foot ceilings; finished sttlc: water , and 'gas both floors: side entrance: lot SOxSO: IZSOO. CHABLES HOMERS ft CO., J13WoodsC de29-llS -j5C!-- GRAND CLOSING OUT, Z AT AUCTION, Of the receiver's sale - .-. of ITNES DRY GOODS. At the rooms. No. 311 Market street: Every thing put up must positively go to tbe highest bidder. The stock embraces the finest, and best' and most unique goods In tbe city, and every one a bargain to tbe bidder, and could not be duplicated for twice the money. Onr orders from receiver are to close ont this week positively. Sale every morning, afternoon and evening until all are gone. . HENRY AUCTION" CO., LLU. de29-120 Auctioneers. a DMINISTRATOR'S SALE OP FINE household goods and carpets, which will be sold TUESDAY'lloRNlNG. December 3L. at the rooms, 311 Market st. Chamber suites, ' wardrobes, fine beddlntr. curtains, handsome. ball chandelier, center tables, coal vases, rugs - nlAna'j fnlrllnis k4 V. 1...u wnsh TMgta.s& ;tbui e iwtuiuf, astSUs UCU jijmjjsp, mVm VVH sieaus. oureaus, washstands, nuiuiisw,' springs, parlor suits, ornaments, velvets bodv hrnsssla carantjt anrl ram. secretary china floset; sideboard, easy chairs, rockeraj dining chair;, china, glass and silverware; la aa- - dry and kitchen famishment, eta, etc. . Mfc ,t XExxr -auction; co., lmj tm-m; -& iaov iygpl - -j -V 1 1 3 f BgasK 1 -iii&J&.!-2,v V:. . 'j-. .,2v .f . ' -v-. rv-.'v r:5!Vs'