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THE HTTSBlTRG- DISPATCH, MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1889.
DOWN THEY WILL GD
Building Inspector Frank No
tified Several Owners
TO EAZE THIEE MAN TEAPS.
Sir Diamond and Wood Street Build
ings Must Yet Be Torn Down.
DIAMOND ALLEY TO BE WIDENED
And a Complete Revolution Effected at the
Scene of Disaster.
POSSIBILITY OF MANSLAUGHTER TBIAL
Building Inspector Martin G. Frank will
send notices this morning to the owners of
six of the damaged buildings now standing
at or near the corner of "Wood and Diamond
streets. The notices will give a detailed
report of the investigation or the building
inspectors, and will order the owners to pull
down the buildings. Those who will get
the notices are David Gregg, owner of the
Robinson & Rea building; S. K. ilah.ee
and Mrs. Morrison, owners of the buildings
occupied by Weldin & Co.; the Exchange
National Bank, owners of the house in
which Mrs. McGlone .las her millinery
store on Diamond street, and the owner of
the Gallinger building on "Wood street.
Joseph Eichbanm and the owner of the
building occupied by "Watte & Co., will be
ordered to repair the back walls of their
buildings, which were lound to be in a
The Gregg, Morrison, McEee and Gal
linger buildings.will haTe to be torn down
entirely. The rear wall of the latter has
been shoved out of plumb one foot The
Gallinger building itself is not in a danger
ous co&dition, but as a new building will
have to be erected alongside of it, the pres
ent walls are too thin to hold up the new
Building Inspector Prank said on this
My report has been finished, and we wiU
notify the owners of the property in the morn
ing to tear down the buildings. If they do not
wish to comply with the decision of the inspec
tor they will be giren the right to appeal. II
they do the latter the matter will have to be
arbitrated. The inspectors will appoint one
man and the owners of the buildings another.
These two will meet and pick npon a third per
son. If the Board of Arbitration sustain the
appeal and reverse the decision of the Inspec
tors the buildings wiU be allowed to stand.
THE MODUS OPERANDI.
If they sustain the Inspector, then the matter
will be sent by the latter to the City Engineer.
The latter will give the owners of the property
a reasonable length of time to tear down the
buildings. If they do not do so, at the ex
piration of the time, the City Engineer will tear
down the buildings himself. In the meantime
if they fall of their own accord and kill some
body nobody will be to blame.
In addition to the six or seven buildings at
Wood street, 1 will also send notices to three
other property owners In different portions of
the city to tear down buildings I have con
demned as being unsafe.
The building occupied by Gallinger on "Wood
street seems to be all right, but It will have to
comedown. All of those Wood street build
ings haTe nothing better than 13-inch party
walls between them. As the Weldin buildings
will bare to De entirely rebuilt the weight of
the new buildings will be too heay to be borne
bv the old 13-inch walL
What do I think of the verdict of the Coro
ner's juryT We'l. I do not think there is any
cause for me to get scared. Those juries gen
erally have to do something like that in order
to make the public believe that they are earn
ing their money.
A scheme is on foot among a number of
large property holders residing at the lower
end ot Diamond alley to widen the thor
oughfare about 20 or 30 feet. The matter
has been brought before Councilmen Flem
ing and Marland, who have indorsed it and
say they will support the measure when put
in the proper shape. It is very likely that
the former will introduce the matter at the
next meeting of Councils.
The probable result of the investigation
of the building inspectors as to what the
ultimate outcome of the property on Dia
mond street might be,
STABTED THE TALK
a fe w days ago. On this project Mr. Thomas
Nuttridge, proprietor ot the Auttridge
House, said last night:
I think that the city can purchase the ground
very cheaply now, and the natural growth of
the heavy downtown traffic demands tfiat Dia
mond alley be widened at least 20 feet. In 10
years it wiU be imperatively necessary to make
the change, and then the price ot the property
will be five or six times what it would cost
When the cable cars began running on Fifth
avenue downtown teamsters got out of the way
by using Diamond and Virgin alleys, whenever
it was possible. The new neucatel pavement
on these Btreets also helped to bnng traffic to
them, until business has now outgrown the
the streets. Vehicle travel on Diamond alley
has become so heavy that a greatportion of lthas
been crowded to Fourtj and Third avenues.
A great many of the downtown business men
now drive out Forbes street via Diamond. The
latter is a dirirt route almost to Forbes street,
but If the traffic keeps on increasing it will be
almost impossible to moTe on the street at cer
tain hours during the day. Very often it is
blockaded now from Wood street to the mar
My idea is to have the street extended clear
through the market house to Market street. It
could be done at slight expense and the benefits
wonld be incalculable. A great many of the lots
between the market and Wood street on the
north side of the alley are very shallow, being
only 24 and SO feet. These could be bought at
the present time for a song, as the odinm
thrown upon the property by the collapse of
the Wllley building mikes it undesirable.
The assessed valuation of the ground is
about $500 per front foot.
In connection with the verdict of neglect
returned against Messrs. "Willey, Hucken
stein and Prank, Coroner McDowell last
evening said that, under such a verdict, the
District Attorney might, if he saw fit, pro
cure indictments for involuntary man
slaughter against each man charged with
neglect. The District Attorney could not
be seen at his home last evening, however,
on this matter.
WOMEN'S PATIENCE TRIED.
An Accident to an Incline Keeps Cora Slid
war Between the Two Stations.
There was an accident to the machinery
of the South Twenty-second street incline
yesterday morning, which stopped the cars
about midway between the two stations,
causing quite an excitement among the pas
sengers. There were several ladies aboard
on their way to church, and when the cars
suddenly stopped they saw various visions
ot accidents ahead.
Several attempts were made to rescue
them by means of a ladder, but it could not
be done and they had to content themselves
with remaining in the cars for an hour and
a half, when the damage was repaired and
the incline set goinz again.
HOT ENOUGH REMAINS.
Hospitals to Receive About One-Half the
Snm Asked For.
Assistant State Treasurer Livsey left for
Harrisburg last evening. He said that the
finances of the State were in an excellent
In speaking of the appropriations asked
for by the various institutions of the city, he
said It was likely they would receive only
about one-half the sum that was asked tor,
as there would not he enough funds remain
ing to give each of the institutions in the
State what it requied when the necessary
State appropriation, were paid.
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HE GOES AS A BISHOP."
Rev. Boyd Vincent's Farewell Sermon to His
Cnlvary Parish in the East End His
Rev. J. Boyd Vincent, who was recently
appointed Bishop of Southern Ohio,
preached his farewell sermon at Calvary
Episcopal Church, East End, yesterday
morning. He chose his text from Acts, xx,
32: "And now, brethren. I commend you
to God; to the word of Hi's grace, which is
able to build you up, and give you an in
heritance among all them that are sanctified."
The Retiring Rector and Bishop-Elect From
Jits Last Photograph.
The sermon was short, but full of pathos
and regret at parting with the people ot the
parish with whom he had labored for 15 years.
So much was the case, indeed, that, at the
Bishop's own request, the sermon is not
given in full, the Bishop haying stated that
it was but a parting with his people, and as
such, he did not want it made public As
the text implies, the sermon was one of true
feeling between pastor and people, such as
studied eloquence cannot portray.
He stated that he commenced his pastorate
with the church April 26, 1874, finding then
only 75 communicants, half a dozen teach
ers and 25 or 30 scholars. Since that time
451 have been confirmed, 113 married, 312
buried and the amount of money offerings
has been nearly 5200,000. The present fig
ures are: 650 communicants, 80 Sunday
school officers and teachers, 800 Sunday
school scholars and an annual money offer
ing of nearly $20,000. The whole pastorate
of 15 years has been devoid of friction or
lack of harmony between high and low
churchmen or pastor and people.
The Bishop will leave for his new field of
duty on Wednesday, and will probably
make his headquarters at Cincinnati.
PBO AND ANTI-PROHIBITION.
A Minister Argues Both Sides, With His
Judgment for the Former Sons of Tem
perance Addressed Very Plainly.
At the constitutional amendment meeting
held yesterday afternoon in the Moorhead
building, under the auspices of the Sons of
Temperance, the Eev. Mr. Hughes opened
with prayer and Mrs. Jones was elected
Chairman of the meeting.
After music bv the choir the Rev. J. B.
Koehne was introduced, who laid out a line
of argument that was certainly original.
He first acknowledged that the amend
ment movement was too serious a thing
to be trifled with, and a Constitution that
has borne the test of years must be a good
institution. He also said the movement
was an experiment that had been tested in
other States, and had not been as yet pro
nounced an entire success. The people who
were trying to secure an amendment were
prejudiced from beginning to end; millions
of dollars were involved, and yet they pro
posed to abolish this thriving business and
take the bread from the months of the
liquor dealers and their families. It had
been tested and found wanting, as it was
clearly seen that people would drink and
get drunk as usual, and yet they wanted to
submit a question that had proven a failure,
and might prove a failure in Pennsylvania.
He then took the opposite side of the ques
tion.and met each of his arguments and state
ments by equally clinching arguments that,
he said, justified them in their course. He
said a thing oflong standing was not neces
sarily a good thing, else the Jewish religion
would be permanent, and slavery would
still flourisn. The prohibition movement
is an experiment, because everything is an
experiment; even a child is but a living,
theory of a man.
He thought it was unreasonable to license
a man to sell poison, and that
they were justified in their bitter
prejudice against it It wa3 true
that business would be injured; but place a
saloon in one balance, and a sacred home in
the other, and let God, not man, judge the
scale, and who would be found wanting?
He closed with the old, but good, story of
Dan Voorhees, who paralyzed a meeting of
grain-growing Indiana farmers with the
question: "It liquor is abolished, what will
you do with your corn?" and a plain granger
arose and quaintly remarked that they could
"raise more hogs and less hell."
LOOKING INTO THE BME0.
Aldrlch's Lawyer Says He Cnn't be Extra
tilled, nnd ltobbery Cnn't be Proves.
Attorney J. W. Hanna, of Windsor,
Canada, is here to look into the case of Al
drich, the reputed bunko man, by whom he
Mr. Hanna says that the question of the
Aldrich extradition may become a national
afiair( since he has been charged with rob
bery instead of bunko, the latter being non
extraditable, and that they cannot hold him
He says also that Aldrich is a poor man,
not worth $1,000, though his father is Mayor
of Stralford, Kan. His client, he thinks,
was probably guilty of some little affair and
went to Canada, where he was arrested be
cause he was known to the detectives, but
that they can prove he was 1.000 miles away
from Pittsburg when Mr. Lemon was bun
koed out of $10,000.
On the 24th Mr. Lemon will appear
against Aldrich in "Windsor, when it will
be ascertained whether he can be brought
here or not Mr. Hanna says they cannot
bring him over here for bunko, and will, if
necessary, summon witnesses to prove it was
Aldrich claims to be a contractor, and is
a rather pleasant-appearing person, as is
also his wife, who clings to her husband and
claims his innocence.
IN JODEA ON HORSEBACK.
Bishop Esher, of Chicago, Now in the City,
Made the Trip.
Bev. J. J. Esher, D. D., of Chicago,
senior Bishop of the Evaneelical Asssocia
tion, who conducted the dedicatory services
at the new Evangelical Church, on Arlington
avenue, Jttt. unver, yesterday, in company
. with his wife made atrip to Japan and the
Holy Land about four years ago. They left
Chicago November 26, 1884, nnd arrived in
Japan February 6, 1885. From there they
started for China, and came around by way
of the Holy Land. From Jerusalem they
went down the Jordan and to Nazareth.
All their travel through the Holy Land
was on horseback, except the short distance
from Jerusalem to Java, where there is a
stage road. Bishop Esher and wife ar
rived home in Chicago July 8 of the same
A Foker Room Raided.
Officer Happer, assisted by the officers of
the patrol station in the Eighteenth ward,
raided a poker room on Fifty-first street,
early yesterday morning. Six players were
captured and taken to the Twelfth ward
station house. They registered as George
Pike, George Clark, Michael Lockwis,
Peter Marquis, George Tarbetz al John
Norniack. They were each fined '(510 and
LITTLE HAITI'S WAS.
A Sensation Among the Colored Meth
odists of the Two Cities.
ANOTHER SPLIT ON AVERY'S WILL,
Because the Merrill Chapel Claims it is Not
PASTORS AND A TRDSTEE EXPLAIN
There is the prospect of a lively legal scrim
mage between some of the colored church
people of the two cities. It is in regard to
the Charles Avery bequests, made many
years ago, to colored people, including the
Avery College in Allegheny, and the com
plaining party is the colored congregation
of Merrill Chanel, Allegheny, of whichRev.
G.W.Jenkins is pastor. The principal
benevolent bequest consists of the rents de
rived from 12 houses situated on the north
side of Virgin alley, above Smithfield
street, and is now divided among six colored
A. M. E. churches of both cities. The
Merrill Chapel congregation thinks it ought
to get a share of these revenues.
The history of the bequest is as follows:
On February 15, 1855, Charles Avery, of
Boss township, deeded to V. M. Shinn 12
houses, situated as above described, to be
held in trust for the A. M. E. churches of
this city and vicinity, with the understand
ing that, upon his death, the property
should go into the hands of Wylie Street
A. M. E. Church, whose officers were to dis
pose of the rents among the colored churches
at their discretion.
Bev. G. W. Jenkins, pastor of Merrill
Chapel, in Allegheny, when seen by a Dis
patch reporter in regard to the matter,
seemed very much wrought up about it,
"Inthewilfofthelate Charles Avery a
bequest was made to the colored churches
of Allegheny and Pittsburg, consisting of
12 houses in Virgin alley, Pittsburg. The
rents accruing from these were to be distrib
uted among these churches."
A BIG FIGHT PROMISED.
"Do you know the value of this proper
ty?" asked the reporter of the preacher.
"No, I could not give its exact value,"
was the reply, "but I know that the rents
amount to considerable, and we are going
to get our share, if possible. We have en
gaged good counsel, in the person of J. F.
Emory, and propose to make a strong fight,
unless things are amicably adjusted."
"Do you know if any funds have been
put to improper uses?"
"All I will say in reply to that question
is that some highly sensational revelations
will soon be made, as I have my eye on
Eev. D. S. Bentley, pastor of the "Wylie
Street A. M. E. Church, was at his home
last evening, and, when the subject was
called to his attention, expressed consider
abb surprise, saying:
"In the late Charles Avery's will this
property in Virgin alley was given in trust
to the "Wylie Street A. M. E. Church, of
which I am pastor, and the accruing rents
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were to oe uisinuuieu umuug ius a. . .
churches of both cities."
"Does the Merrill Chapel not come in
under that will?" he was asked.
"No; I will tell you why. It belongs to
the M. E. Church, not to the A. M. E., and
as such can have no claims on the property
left to the A. M. E. Church, an entirely
separate and distinct organization."
"Have you any idea as to the amount of
rent which accrues yearly?"
"Well, I suppose it might amount to a
few thousands, of which $300 or $400 must
be deducted for general expenses, such as
SPEEADINO IT OUT THIN.
"What churches have been receiving
money from this lund?"
"Well, besides our own, there are the
Brown Chapel, the Manchester Mission, the
Southside and East End Missions and the
Allen Chapel. These comprise all the A.
M. E. churches of the two cities, and you
can thus see that we have been doing our
Mr. Joseph Johnston, who is the agent
for this property, and also a trustee of the
Wylie S.reet Church, said to a Dispatch
"I am surprised at this move. Sorne time
ago the Avery Mission, of Allegheny, at
tempted to do the same thing. The matter
finally came before the Supreme Court of
Pennsylvania, and Judge Strong decided in
our favor. The property was deeded to us
in 1855, and was of little value then, but is
worth at present about $22,000.
"We aerive rents to the amount of $2,000
per annum, and, after all expenses have
been deducted, there remains about $1,000
for distribution. Therefore it would he
folly for us to increase the number of
churches receiving this money, as the shares
are small enough at present."
Delegates to State nnd National Conventions
to bo Elected.
At the gospel temperauce meeting in
University Hall, last evening, .Messrs.
John "W. Moreland, W. T. Powell, J. C.
"Woods, J. K. Barbour and John L. Shook
spoke on the constitutional amendment
Mrs. "Warnes Huntley and Alexander
Cooper, of Michigan, spoke to a large
audience of the Sons of Temperance in their
hall, on Ohio street, Allegheny, on the
necessity of voting for the amendment.
A temperance convention will be held to
elect delegates to the State Convention in
Harrisburg, February 5, and delegates to
the National Convention at Louisville, Ky.,
February 14 and 15, in Moorhead Hall this
SHE PREFERRED DEATH.
A Girl In Central Station Attempts to Com.
Minnie Reynolds, a prisoner in Central
station, attempted to commit suicide about
midnight. She had made a rope of her
stockings and a towel. Sergeant Meyers
discovered the rope and placed a watch
over the girl, who is about 18 years
of age. She was arrested on Satur
day night near the Metropolitan Hotel, on
Seventh avenue, fordisorderly conduct. She
says that a man enticed her into the hotel,
but she was trying to escaj e from him when
The girl says she has a home on the South
side and is employed in East Liberty. Her
companion was fined $10 and costs, which
he paid. Miss Beynolds was given 30 days
to the workhouse.
A Trip for Observation.
Grand Vice Protective G. W. Miller, of
the Knights and Ladies ot Honor, left the
city last evening for a two weeks' tour of
inspection of the various lodges in the cities
in the eastern part of the State. His visit
will include the cities of Philadelphia,
Scranton, Allenfown, "Williamsport, Lock
Haven and Harrisburg. The order is re
ported in a flourishing condition in the
Catarrhal Pneumonia Epidemic.
Several cases of catarrhal pneumonia
among children have come under the notice
of the Southside physicians during the last
few weeks, nnd, judging from the change
able weather, an epidemic of that disease
among infants is expected on the Southside.
A few of the cases are already at the point
ALLEGHENY POLITICIANS PDZZLED.
A Startling Report That It Will be Neces
sary to Elect Another Mayor Next Month
Crimes a Stir.
For several days past Allegheny politi
cians have been quietly discussing a very
important qnestion, and all of them seem to
be at sea. In the decision of the Supreme
Court declaring the acts under which Coun
cilmen were elected to be unconstitutional
nothing was said about the Mayor. Every
seat in Council is to be filled at the election
next month, although some of them were
elected for a period of four years and have
only served two. The Mayor was elected
for three years and his term of office will
not expire until April 1, 1890. If the act
or charter under which he was elected is
also unconstitutional it will be necessary to
choose another Mayor next month.
This is the subject that is now bothering
the friends of the different candidates. A
frfend of ex-Mayor James G. Wyman, who
is a candidate for re-election, said yesterday:
Tho politicians who favor other, persons for
the office are tryine to seep this matter quiet;
as Wyman has the ground thoroughly covered
and can easily be elected if an election is held
next month. The friends of the other candi
dates want another year to work.
Mr. Wyman was seen yesterday and said
he did not care whether the election was
to-morrow or next year; he is confident of
The other candidates are Wm. Bader,
James P. Gregg and Charles Geyer. Mr.
Bader could not be seen yesterday, but sev
eral of his friends said they were ready to
go into an election at any time, with good
prospects of success.
Several politicians and city officers were
seen yesterday, including P. Walter? Jr.,
Superintendent of Gas Hunter, Chief of the
Eire Department Crow, City Assessor Hetzel
and others. Tbey had nothing to say on the
subject, except that they did not tnink it
would be necessary to elect a new Mayor
Hon. George Shims III., a member of the
Legislature from Allegheny, was also seen,
and said: "I do not know anything about
it. I am looking for information myself."
Ex-City Solicitor Bodgers, who is well
posted on municipal affairs, said positively
that Mayor Pearson was elected for a term
of three years under the city charter granted
"If Allegheny is made a city of the
second class, will it not be governed by the
Pittsburg charter, and the one granted in
1870 be declared void?" was asked.
"Not necessarily," said Mr. Rodeers, "as
the Pittsburg charter does not conflict with
Allegheny's charter, as far as the term of
the Mayor is concerned."
THERE IS NO WAR.
The Report That Catholics Will Leave the
K. of Ij. Pronounced to be False.
There is great indignation among mem
bers of D. A. 3, K. of L., over the pub
lication in a morning pacer of a statement
that the Catholics are about to withdraw
trom the order ana the revival ot tne chest
nut that a religious war is being waged in
the district. The fact that I. N. Boss, a
Protestant, defeated John P. Doyle, a
Catholic, for the Master "Workmanship, and
O. A. "Williams defeated James Hooper for
Worthy Foreman, evidently gave rise to
the report. This statement is positively
and emphatically denied by every member
of the district, both Catholic and Protestant,
who was seen yesterday.
Mr. James Hooper, if anyone, should be
the first to withdraw from the district, as he
is a Catholic. If anyone has cause to feel
offended at the treatment of the district,
Mr. Hooper has. He was a candidate for
the office of Master Workman, and upon
being defeated was proposed for re-election
to the position of Worthy Foreman, but
was defeated again; and yet Mr. Hooper has
no intention ot leaving the order.
"The talk of a religious war," said Mr.
Hooper to a Dispatch reporter, "is
rediculous. Beligion did not enter into the
election at all and I did not hear the sub
ject mentioned during the district meet
ins." Mastjr Workman Boss and other mem
bers oi the district pronounced the state
ment a fake, and said there is every indi
cation of a big increase in membership be
fore the next quarterly meeting.
FROM BLOOD POISONING.
A Prominent Hibernian Dead From the Re
sult of Being Ran Over.
John McCormick, a well-known resident
of the "West End and one of the most prom
inent Hibernians in the county, died Satur
day night at his home, on Main street, from
the result of injuries received by being run
over by a street car.
The accident occurred one right about
two weeks ago, when McCormick was going
home from his work. He stepped ofi the
front end of the car while the latter was in
motion. By some means his foot slipped
and fell under the wheels. Before he could
withdraw it the wheels of the car passed
over the foot, badly mangling and brnising
it. The attending physician wanted to have
the member amputated, but McCormick
would not consent to this, thinking that the
wounds would heal up.
A few days afterward blood poisoning set
in. His foot and leg swelled to twice their
natural size, and the man grew worse and
wosre until Saturday evening, when he died.
The different Hibernian lodges of the coun
ty will attend his funeral to-day. The de
ceased was a heater in Painter & Son's
THE CONVERTED HEBREW.
A Tonne Orator Who Addressed an Alle
Mr. J. H. Lishniewsky, whom the people
of Pittsburg and Allegheny wilLremember
from the interesting and instructive lectures
on the attitude of the Jewish people toward
Christ which, about a year ago, he deliv
ered in most of the city churches, preached
for Eev. J. M. Fulton last night. His sub
ject was "Savior of Life." Mr. L. has the
true elements of an orator. In presenting
the Scriptures he is remarkably vivid, and
yet graceful, while his command of lan
guage is remarkable. As a converted He
brew he will undoubtedly command a wide
The following officers were elected at the
meeting of the German Austrian Beneficial
Association yesterday: President, Joseph
Bohm; Vice President, Thomas Bochl;
Treasurer, Thomas Whitehoase; Secretary,
John Schnedler; Trustees Wolfgang Mil
ler, Joseph Limly and Anton Standfast;
Surgeon, D. A. Rcbter.
Another Labor Paper Here.
The Ohio Valley Budget, one of the
brightest labor journals in the West, has
located an office in this city. In future it
will be published in Pittsburg and "Wheel
ing. The editor and proprietor is John
Ehmann, a prominent Knight ot Labor.
Controller Morrow's Coat Stolen.
Controller Morrow and J. M. Douglass
attended services at the Eighth TJ. P.
Church last evening, but returned home
without their overcoats. A thief also at
tended the services, and to-day will likely
pawn two valuable overcoats.
In Oar Seal
Room To-Dnj Bead
One Alaska seal newmarket, full length,
at $200, about half-price; a few odd sizes in
seal wraps at $50 to $85; handsome seal
wraps, plain and trimmed in black lynx,
atflOO, were $150. One seal coat at $75,
A full assortment new seal coats at $125,
best value ever offered. Very low prices
on our remaining stock of shoulder capes in
Russian sable, mink, seal, ermine, Persian
lamb, astrakhan, marten. "We must reduce
this entire stock at once.
JOS. HORKE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
A DEAD MAN'S SHOES
Had Just Been Put On by Slater, Who
Was Cruelly Butchered.
A LOED'S MELANCHOLY RELATIVE
And Something More About the Man Who
Almost Decapitated Him.
BITTERNESS AND WOE FOR ONE HOME
A startling coincidence is related in con
nection with Saturday night's bloody Cork's
Bun tragedy, reported quite fully in yester
day's Dispatch, which will "prove in
teresting to those who are superstitions. A
puddler by the name of Thomas Handy had
a brother murdered in Ohio a few weeks
ago. On the day that Handy met his death
he had purchased a new pair of shoes, and
was wearing them when he was killed. The
shoes and a number of other articles were
shipped to Handy at Cork's Bun, in Char
tiers township. He sold or gave the shoes
to Adam Slater on Saturday afternoon, and
on that same evening Slater was also mur
dered. "Whether these shoes will be worn
again, and the wearer meet a violent death
remains to be seen. Under the circum
stances there are few men who would feel
entirely at home in such an understanding,
even though decapitation doesn't come to
more than one man in a given commnuity
in years. '
A reporter yesterday visited the scene of
the homicide in Chartiers. The boarding
house is a two-story frame structure on the
side of the hill, and in full view of the town.
All evidences of the terrible tragedy had
been removed by the neighbors. The body
of the murdered man, Adam Slater, had
been brought to the morgue in the city, by
direction of Coroner McDowell. The prin
cipal witnesses were yet in jail, and none
but the neighbors were about the house.
THE GOLDENS GO HOME.
A friend of Mr. Golden came to the city
yesterday morning and obtained the release
of Mr. and Mrs. Golden, in whose house the
murder occurred. The remains of Slater
were taken back to the house in which he
met his death, and will be bnried from
there to-day. An Amalgamated Associa
tion lodge of Chartiers will conduct the
The details of the homicide have already
been related. It may be added that Holla
way (not Hollowell) did not cut from the
back of Slater's neck, but the front, at the
throat. The weapon used was a large bread
knife, with an edge as keen as a razor.
Mrs. Golden was preparing a lunch for the
men, and that was how she came by the
knife that was so ruthlessly grabbed from
ner ana usea.
'Squire Bryan, of Chartiers, who jailed
all the parties to the crime so promptly,
said that Hollaway took matters in a very
cool manner. He finally got up, sat in his
chair opposite the one in which his victim
was placed, and watched him dying without
a change in his countenance. Under arrest
he said he was at first sorry he had cut the
man's throat, but "did not regret it now."
Coroner McDowell impaneled a jury and
viewed the remains. The inquest will be
continued this morning at 10 o'clock, in th
Adam Slater, the practically decapitated
victim, was a man about 45 years of age.
He was born in Birmingham, England, and
came to this country in 18C2. He has been
married twice. His first wife
OBTAINED A DIVOECE.
from him and now lives in Youngstown.
ne is separated from his second wife who
lives on Mt.,Washtegtonj - He has a
brother who is employed in the North Chi
cago Boiling Mill, arid who has been
Slater was of a despondent disposition
when under the inflnence of drink, and this
accounts for the remark which he made
about wanting his life ended, when he was
so suddenly and brutally accommodated.
Slater is said to have been a nephew of
Lord "Ward, a bankrupt member of the
Irish nobility. Robert Bell, a foreman of
the Black Diamond Steel Works, viewea
the remains at the morgue yesterday, and
was deeply affected. He said that he,
Slater and a man named Arnold had come
over from England together, and had
worked together for years. Arnold was the
man who committed suicide by cutting his
throat at Glenwood Park in 1873. Mr. Bell
said that Slater was a good-hearted fellow,
who wonld have done anythine in his power
for a friend in need.
A BOLD, BAD MAN.
The Man Who Old the Murder 8. Barterer or
Bis Dend mother's Portrait and a Victim
of Violent Passions.
As the details of the butchery of Slater
are brought to light the tale of debauchery
and crime, resulting in murder, becomes
even more horrible than first reported. Last
evening a Dispatch reporter visited the
late home of Thomas Hollaway, the
man who slashed his friend's head
almost off with one swoop of the knife.
Hollaway had left the house last Thursday
in a drunken frenzy, after abusing his wife
and selling all their effects for drink. Mrs.
Hollaway stated to the reporter that her
husband had hardly drawn a sober breath
for two years, and had repeatedly beaten
and kicked her until, last week, she sought
refuge at her daughter's, living on Twenty
eighth street, only to learn that her husband
was about to sell the furniture and
despoil her home. Bushing home Thurs
day, she found her husband preparing to
sell everything in the house to a second
hand store on Penn avenue.
The neighbors interfered, and he finally
consented to sell bnt half. This he did, in
cluding the stove, his dead mother's portrait
and hymn hook; and he would have sold the
Bible, had it not been grabbed by one of
his children. Thus he left his wife and
four children without even the means to
warm their bodies. For the effects sold he
received $8, and, taking an extra shirt un
der his arm, rushed forth, ultimately to a
homicide's cell. Before he left home he
flourished a hatchet and raved, but saved
the more brutal scene for other eyes.
He had been working turns at Carnegie
& Phipps' Twenty-ninth Street Mill, and,
it is supposed, obtained work at Long &
Co.'s mill at McKee's Rocks after leaving
The neighbor's joined Mrs. Hollaway in
testifying to his brutality, and. strange to
say, the wife and mother of his children did
not bewail the doom which seems now to
hang over him.
His oldest son, a young man of 17, was
sitting at a friend's yesterday morning, when
he read The Dispatch's account of the
horrible tragedy, and, as he glanced at the
Eage the second time, he threw up his
"My GodI it was father who did it!"
The other son is a boy of about 9, and the
remaining two children bright girls of 8
and 14 years, besides three married daugh
ters. Mrs. Hollaway says she had once applied
for a divorce before coming to Pittsburg,
but "made up" with her husband because
of having no other means of support; and
that, through all his beating, she had not
bad him arrested, though he had beaten her
in the breast with his fists until she was
black and blue.
B. it B.
Fine embroidered flannels and finest of
shaker flannels a flannel bargain depart
ment to-day that you will talk about and
perhaps bay some if you come early.
Booos & Buhl.
IS IT AK0THEE SNAKE?
Controller morrow Point Oat Sweeping
Advantages Which Street Railways
Seek to Gala by a Bill.
"I think there are several phases of that
Lafferty street railway bill that will bear
watching and very exhaustive amendment,"
said Controller Morrow to a Dispatch re
porter. "That anti-parallel clause looks
iniquitous to me, but there are other clauses
that I hardly think would be wanted by the
citizens of Pittsburg, if the full purport ot
them could be caught at once.
"For example, if the Lafferty bill be
comes law, it's a good-by not only to the
now legalized reveuue which the city gets
from a few of the roads something like
$7,000 a year, I believe but to seveTalother
requirements, worth in the aggregate many
thousands of dollars to Pittsburg every year.
A single illustration will suffice to show
what I mean: At present every passenger
railway company in the city is required to
keep paved and in repair.at its own expense,
the street between its rails and for one foot
on either side. In some instances the fran
chise requires the companies to keep paved
and repaired the streets through which they
pass, clear from curb to enrb.
"In the latter classification is the Q mtral
Passenger Eailway Company ( now thd Cen
tral Traction Company), running up "Wylie
and WebBter avenues. The company was
not prosperous, and was therefore absolved
from this sweeping provision for a period of
five years. In two years more, however, if
the laws are unchanged, the wealthy trac
tion company that is to run its line up that
route, will be held rigidly to that require
ment of its franchise.
"It seemsto me some of these matters are
quite to be overlooked. Whv amend the
Jaws so as to let these corporations escape
jiuui an mo picscub luuuerale lorms OI
recompense to the publio for the use of our
streets? I am opposed to it, and I believe
the citizens generally will be."
A Newspaper Man's Affliction.
Carrie J., the bright little daughter of
Mr. "W. C. "Wright, of the Pittsburg News
Agency, died yesterday afternoon, after a
brief llluess, of scarlet f ver. The child
was in her third year, ivnd how the bright
light of her sweet little life will be missed
from that home can be faintly conjectured
only by those who have seen such lights
flicker and die away at their own hearth
stones. A HC MTC ihould note that The dispatch
7v ,; .b making a canvass of the State
on the vital question of Prohibition. The first
letter awears thvt mnminrr ?nmi nnn-ntii
will be covered. Order now and keep the
people posted on the great question.
Read About Bargains for This Week
Incur advertisement in this paper to-day.
Prices and goods are of special interest, and
best values ever offered are here this week.
JOS. HOEKE & CO.'S
Penn avenue Stores.
B. it B.
44 white, 4-4 scarlet, plain, fine all-wool
flannels less than wholesale case prices to
day 30 cents. See these early.
Boggs & Buhl.
French Broadcloth Only 90 Cents a Yard,
$1 25 quality. Full assortmant of colors,
extra fine in finish; the importer makes the
loss; hence this sacrifice of these very fine
goods. JOS. HOENE & CO. '3
Penn Avenue Stores.
Ask your grocer for "Golden "Wedding"
flour. Be sure and get "Orange Blossom"
flour. Order a trial sack of "Ivory" flour,
and yon will be surprised at the white and
sweet bread. jiwt
Read Abont Bargains for This Week
In our advertisement in this paper to-day.
Prices and goods are of special interest, and
best valnes ever offered are here this week.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. & B.
Flannels, Flannels, to-day. Tou know
when we advertise bargains you are never
disappointed. Come to-dav.
x Boggs & Buhl.
Special Kid Glove Bargain.
150 doz. fine 4 b. embroidered kid gloves,
choice colors, 50o, worth 75c, at Eosenbaum
French Broadcloth Only 00 Cents a Yard,
$1 25 quality. Full assortment of colors,
extra fine in finish; the importer makes the
loss; hence this sacrifice of these verv fine
goods. Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Tet Marvin's spiced fruitcake. Your
grocer keeps it.
The best housekeepers use the best flour.
The best flour is "Rosalia," manufactured
by Whitmyre & Co.
Helena, M. T. J
Jan. 28, 1883. $
Messrs. Fleming Bros.:
Gentlemen I have taken a great many of
Dr. C. McLane's Celebrated Liver Pills, and
find them to be a wonderful pill all that you
claim for them. They act like a charm in cases
of biliousness, sick headache, dysentery etc.
IBoxSai MRS. HENRY WIN Kf.Ktt AX
Cure siclc headache, biliousness, liver com
plaint. dvsneDsia. heartburn, indigestion, mala
ria, pimples on face and body, impure blood,
etc.. by using regularly Dr. C. McLane's
Celebrated Liver Pills prepared only by Flem-
ine Bros.. Pittsbure. Pa.
.ttsDure, ra. .race za cents, ooia
'ists. Insist upon having thegen-
bvall drueeists. Insist
time ur. u. MCLanes iiver mis,
. 1Y -.. . .-. -nt..
onlv by Fleminz Bros., Pittsburg, Pa., tbe
market being lull of imitations of the name
McLane. spelled differently but of the same
pronunciation. Always make sure of the words
fcFlemingBros.,Pittsburg, Pa.," on the wrapper.
BEST ON EARTH,
50c, 75c and i 00.
T1 T1 'P
3 THOMPSON BRDB.,
109 Federal Street,
Second Door Below Park Way.
JOB. HDRNE k . C0.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Jonueiy Sa Bargain
FOR THIS WEEK
That will pay you to come and see. Many large
lots of desirable goods to be closed out sow.
FIRSTOF ALL J
Special sale ot French broadcloths, 2 Inches'
wide, full line of shades, of finest finish. In
three grades, at the very low prices of 90c,
Jl 25 and SI 50 per yard.
One lot of French aU-wool serges, special
value, at 600 a yard.
A full assortment of colors In Lupin's fine
French cashmeres at 50c, good value at 60c
Imported silk and wool mixed Henrietta
cloths, SI quality at 75c; a finer quality (ft 25)
at SI. These are extra bargains.
One lot of finest Imported English suitings,
fancy colorings, 51 inches wide, at SI M per
IN BLACK DRESS GOODS.
Borne extra nice styles in Jacquard effects,
for combinations, reduced to 60c.
One lot winter weight All-wool Black Camel'i
Hair Suitines only 38c a yard.
46-inch Black Wool Henrietta at L ft splen
Full assortment of Black Wool and SfQc and
Wool Mixed Henrietta Cloths, best makes, at
very close prices.
Extra good values in Blade French Broad
Prices the lowest ever quoted Is our
For instance. Black Gros Grain Silks at 65c,
73c. 85c, 90c; one lot, 21 inches wide, only 95c
yard; same width at SI 23 and SI 35 a yard; also
other special good values at SI JO, SI To, S3 to
JJ 50 a yard. These Black Gros Grain SUks, for
quality-and cheapness, excel any you can buy.
Black Faille Francaise Silks at 75c, 90c, SL
Black Bhadzimlrs at SI; Black Satin Bhadames
at 75c, 85c, SI; Black Armure SUks at SI; Black
Pean de Sole at SI; Black Satin de Lyon at SI;
Black ArmurettesatSl; Black Surah Silks at
60c, 65c, 75c, 90c, JL SI 15, SI 25 to S2 a yard;
Black Brocade Satins at 8O0 (dollar quality),
S125,S150to 57 50 a yard.
We mention these as special bargains,asd ad
vise you to make your purchases now.
IN COLORED BILKS we have to-day: Col
ored Moire Silks reduced to 60c, 75c and SI
were $1, 1 50 and $2 a yard; also a line of dark
and light colored Brocade Satin-stripe Grena
dines at 75c a yard a bargain at SL
New designs In 27-inch India Silks at Too a
yard SI 25 quality. - -.-
BARGAINS "FOR HOUSE
KEEPERS. IN OUR CURTAIN ROOM-Over one thou,
sand pairs of extra strong Nottingham Lace
Curtains at 75c a pair. Other great reductions
in finer qualities. We have also marked down
our entire stock of Heavy Curtains and Por
tieres. The prices will make a quick sale, we
know. Purchasers must come at once.
One lot Silk Shlela Curtains, $15 from $75.
One lot Velour Curtains, $35, were $50. One lot
extra heavy and fine Chenille Curtains, S2U to
110. One lot $15 to $10. One lot SO to 7. The
last is exceptionaUy good value.
Closing out Tapestry and Chenille Table and
Piano Covers, too. Read the prices: Tapestry
Covers, one yard square, 50c each; Chenille
Covers, one yard square, 75c each. Jute Velour
Dining Table Covers. $19 to S13;S23 to $16, all
handsomely embroidered with gold tinsel,
Plush Center Piano Covers, $33 to $20; Jute
Velour Piano Covers, S23 to $20. Also bargains
In Furniture Coverings and Uphostering ma
terials, embroidered Swisses for Sash Curtains,
Colored Madras; a large tableful of odds and
ends, an at very low prices.
OUE EMBROIDERY BARGAIN SAXE on
table in first ai3le near entrance to the Cloak
Room. Great mark downs in Remnants and
odd lengths of fine All Overs, Flouncings,
Edges, French Bands, Yoking Materials and
White Goods at about one-half price,
COUNTER LOTS OF MARK DOWN
DRESS TRIMMINGS Qaloons, Braid Trim
mings, Bead Ornaments, Be?d Gimps, Tinsel
Galoons, all to be closed out this week.
NEW STOCK OF
The nicest and best fitting garments' and
.Here are some prices on muslin and cambric
underwear: Muslin corset covers, 20c np; cam.
brio 25c; muslin chemise. 25c up; muslin draw,
ers, with clnster tucks. 25c: skirts, with cam
bric rufile, 50c; chemise, pompadour shape,
with lace front and edged with lace, only 50c;
also, with tucked yoke and embroidered edge,
only EOc: plain sarque night gown, with tuck
and cambric ruffle around neck and sleeves,
only 60c: skirts, with full camhrie ruffle and
tucks above ruffle, at COc; with cambric ruffle
and embroidered edge, at 75c. Our 80c gowns
are equal to many sold at $125, for trimming
and finish and material. Fine chemises from
$1 to SS each in fact, complete assortment of
finest lace trimmed sets, equal to any made In
eOVERfOflNB- THOUSAND WINTER
WR PS AT HALF PRICES in our large new
cloak department. Special bargains In seal
Plnsb, garments. See onr real Alaska seal
coats at?125. Real Alaska seal mantles, plain
andi fur trimmed, at S100 each. These are re
liable and fine garments that will rive satis,
factory wear, and not Job lots 01 Inferior qual
ity. Elesant Pans long cloth garments at less
than cost. Our entire stock of ladies' salts and
dresses, including finest Paris costumes, away
below cost. .... .., .
By all means come to this great January ban
gain sale this week.
JOS. HDRNE k EE'B
PENN AVENUE STORES. ,