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3?HE 'PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY
A GIPSY BELLE DIES
A Nomadic Beauty and a Bo
mance Laid Low in a Tent
THE TIE RUDELY SEVERED
That Bound a Eomany Eye to a
Charmer of a Wanderer's Camp.
MARRIED UNDER DIFFICULTIES.
An Escape From L'ngland and the Strange
Meeting: in America.
ASHES TO ASHES WITH UNIQUE BITES
It is only a page culled from the romantic
lives of two vagabond Gipsies, whose ever
shifting home for one briel interval rested
near this city; the pathetic conclusion of a
chapter in nomadic life; the joint record of
two lives nnited to go through tnis world
hand in hand a bond rent asunder by the
hand of death. One volume of the record
was yesterday closed forever; but the pages
of its companion work are yet unwritten, a
single, touching tale of Gipsy life and
love. On the side of a gully through which a
little brook runs musingly to a larger
stream a mile away, and thence makes its
way into the Ohio river, there rested until
vesterdav morning twin pairs of tents. Un
protected by hill or woods they were open
to the winter blasts from the East. The
landscape is dreary and uninviting, seem
ingly a most congenial spot for disease and
death to lurk. The monotonous noise
emitted by the escape pipe of a steam-engine
in a brick-yard a short distance away is the
only sound which disturbs the dreary si
lence. The spot in which
THIS GirSY CAMP
is located is known as McCastrey's Hollow,
and is near the boundary line of the city in
the "West End. To reach it one must wade
m xnrougn neius 01 sucsy rea ciay.
A reporter paid a visit to the camp yes
terday, to learn the story of the death, in
the morning, of one of its former residents,
Mrs. Annie Stanley.
The camp is at present composed of one
small wall-tent The flaps have been re
moved, and a temporary shelter has been
formed in front of the tent by planting a
number of poles in a semi-circle and then
bending them over toward the tent and
binding the tops together with willow
wands. This framework is covered with
coarse cotton bagging. A shed of logs and
bashes stands at one side and forms a shel
ter for a horse. A small spring wagon and a
mangy yellow cur complete the outfit.
As the reporter climbed the hill which
led to the camp, he was greeted by a young
lady and a gentleman who had just had
their fortunes told and had evidently been
informed that each of them would pass
through life hand in hand with some con
genial companion. Each thought the other
at that moment the most capable of fulfill
ing the necessary conditions. Little they
knew of the closing scenes of a story with a
preface similar to their own.
A little old woman, with a red handker
chief wrapped about her head and knotted
under the chin, greeted the newspaper man
with the words:
"It's a mucky road you've traveled, my
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The English accent was very pronounced.
An invitation to her tent was accepted.
Bending low, the writer entered through a
narrow arch; but, once within, there was
plenty of room to spare. At one end was a
bed of blankets and straw, from which
came the cries of a child but a few days old.
A boy of 12 was taking care of a little girl
about 2 years old. A stove, a few low
stools and a broken chair were all the other
conveniences in the tent. The atmosphere
was vitiated, and the odor of meals gone by
was too plain to be relished.
The old ladv took one child in her arms
and endeavored to hush the complaints of
the other, who finallvgot in such a posi
tion as to be unnoticed by its nurse. She
troubled her with complaints, at the same
time sljly smiling at the reporter. The old
lady then told the story of the young woman
who had died.
They were English gypsies, and two
brothers and their families had wandered
tip and down the roads and lanes of Eng
land for many years. "William Stanley had
a son; his brother, Richard, had a daughter.
Both were about th same age, and, being
thrown much together in their rovings, the
young folk fell in love with one another.
Each had a warm, passionate disposition,
which brooked no interference. Three
years ago last June the two families were
camped in Somersetshire, England. The
parents of Richard, who was Romany Rye,
and of Annie as well, objected to the pair
marrying so young. She was only 20.
THEY tVEKE FIBST COUSI5S.
Both listened to the words of their
parents, but managed to meet and exchange
vows of constancy and love. Onedavthe
parents of Richard left for a visit to friends
near Bristol. Now was the time, thought
young Dick, as he was commonly called.
He and Annie hurried to Bridgewater and
were married. Their parents were furious.
The young couple did not return to their
camp, bnt came to America and commenced
a rovine life.
Annie was a Gipsy beauty, tall and lithe,
with ravenhair; her eyes always twinkling
and sparkling, and the roses on her cheeks
never fading until touched by the finger of
K death. Her good hnmor and winning ways
had won her a host of friends. Dick is a
tll. well-formed Gipsy, quite handsome:
and he loved his pretty young wife better
than he lo'ved his lite.
Dick's father and mother and one child
left for America as soon as they learned
where their son had gone. On reaching the
States all trace of their boy and his bonny
bride was lost True to their habits, they
commenced to roam through the country.
Four months passed, and yet no tidings of
The parents started on a circuit in a di
rection opposite to that the boy had taken.
One day, while driving along a country
road in the South, near Charleston, the two
companies met each other. Since that time,
for three years, they have traveled together.
A.child was born to Dick and Annie two
The party of nomads came to this city last
December. Annie had been" ill with the
fever. Here friends were to have met here
at Christmas time, but they never came,
and, since that time until her death, she
had bemoaned their tardiness.
DEATH BIDS LIFE WELCOME.
Last Friday evenine a second child was
born to Mrs. Stanley, a little girl. She be
came violently ill shortly afterward, and
tank rapidly during the week During all
tip days and nights ot pain endured she
kept continually calling for "Dick," her
husband. Once she expressed the wish that
her child be called after her mother, whose
same is Fannie.
A few kind neighbors from adjacent
houses relieved the poor wanderer as much
as possible in her last hours on this earth.
Shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday morning
she became nnconscious, only once rousing
herself and calling for Dick.
The little tent was at that hour illumi-
nated by a small oil lamp. Three women
were about the bed on which the dying
Gipsy moaned and tossed. Her husband
and the others had retired for a short rest in
an adjoining tent The lamp of her life
flickered more faintly than the other glim
mer in the tent, as if'loath to be' forever ex
tinguished. Outside, in the darkness of
night, a heavy fog hung over the earth.
As the last moment anproacbed the
feather bed and pillow on which the woman
rested were removed from under her, be
cause of the superstition that the last agony
is only prolonged by lying on a feather bed.
On a couch of straw and blankets, in the
gloomy tent, upon whose walls the lamp
threw grotesque shadows; far from her
home in "Merrie England;" with the hus
band for whom she had sacrificed home and
kindred, iving exhausted in auother tent
from watching by her bedside; in her dying
struggles, soothed only by the
MINISTRATIONS OF STRANGERS,
Annie Stanley, the pride, the beauty of
an English Gipsy campjoined the innumer
able caravan moving toward the halls of
death. Death might, doubtless, come to its
victim under sadder, chillier circumstances;
but, doubtless, its messenger would shudder
ere he came.
The body was removed to the house of s
neighboring farmer, who offered a room in
which to lay the remains, and thence it will
be buried this morning at 10 o'clock. Rev.
E. R. Donehoo will pronounce the burial
rites, as no Episcopal clergyman could be
secured. The remains will be interred in
As is their custom, the tent in which the
woman died was torn down at daybreak.
All her clothing, as well as the led on
which she died, was burned and the ashes
were scattered to the winds. All other
articles which belonged to her were likewise
destroyed, except such as will be placed
beside her in her coffin. Rubbish has been
strewn upon the ground on which stood the
tent, so as to destroy all traces of the spot
having been occupied.
Dick Stanlev and his father were absent
yesterday, making arrangements for the
funeral. The aged grandmother was feed
ing the child with milk, as she recited her
pathetic story. As she neared the end, the
woman broke down and sobbed pathetically
while she .leaned fondly over the older of
the little girls, who, awed bv her grand
mother's serious expression, had crept to
her side and began to cry in real earnest.
Poor Dick! He is broken-hearted; but
he will search for the friends whom Annie
begced to come to her in her fevered frenzy.
He will wander np and down the earth,
wedded only now to such a life as she loved,
remembering on!y,in his hours of reflection,
a scene sadder than anv wherein crape on
the door has fluttered its melancholy mes
sage to the outside world.
FANNI DAVENPORT'S SUPERSTITION.
She Went to Washington by One Koutc,
Iler Company by the Otber.
A notice was posted in the lobby of the
Grand Opera House late yesterday after
noon to the effect that, on account of con
tinued illness, Fanny Davenport would not
appear, and there would be no performance
in the evening.
Miss Davenport certainly did not look
ill, as she lounged lazily among the cush
ions in the drawing room of the "Washing
ton car on the rear end of the Pennsy Fast
Line last night She was having so much
enjoyment conversing with a young man,
wearing a tall silk hat and bedtick necktie,
that she couldn't see the reporters. It is
understood that her indisposition, coupled
with a nt!mber of other disagreeable things
she has had to suffer, made her lethargic,
and she did not care whether "school kept
A curious feature about Miss Davenport
is that she did not go with her company, but
allowed her agent to take the latter over the
Baltimore and Ohio road, while she went to
"Washington via the Pennsylvania. It is
supposed that she is superstitious, in some
way, regarding the former road. She came
from Kew York via the Pennsylvania,
while the company came on the Baltimore
and Ohio. -A strong effort was made by the
officials of the latter road to get her to go
via their line, but she positively refused,
although that route is shorter and more
A Number of Officials Returning Home
From Their Convention.
A number of representatives to the meet
ing of the Association of American Railway
Accounting Officers at St Louis arrived in
the city last night on the special car Pick
wick. Among the party were J. "W. Ren
ner, Assistant Controller; A. McElery, Au
ditor Freight Receipts Pennsylvania Com
pany; J. T. Denniston, Auditor ot the Star
Union Line, this city; M. Riebcnack, As
sistant Controller; A. J. Gellingham, As
sistant Auditor of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, at Philadelphia; F. M. Bissell, Audi
tor of the Empire Line; Isaac McQuilken,
Controller of the Lehigh Valley road, at
The object of the meeting was to consult
and devise new forms for the proper and
systematic keeping of the accounts of rail
roads. The next meeting of the association
will be held at Niagara Falls in June.
Mr. W. F. Allen, editor of the Trailer's
Official Guide, the authority on all railroad
matters, accompanied the party.
TWENTY DOLLARS POORER,
A Tonne German Traveler is Robbed by
Two Men on Liberty Street.
John Ebaugh, a yonng German, was
robbed of about 20 on Liberty street last
evening. He purchased a watch in a
Liberty street auction room and displayed
his money in paying fop it Two men fol
lowed him out of the room and stopped him
on Liberty street, asking him to change a
$20 bill. He drew out his money to do so,
when they grabbed it and ran, escaping in
Ebaugh notified the police officers. De
tective McKelvy and OfiWr McTighe ac
companied him to the auction room, but no
trace of the men could be found. The auc
tioneer refunded the man the $8 he had paid
for the watch.
Ebaugh was on his way from New York
to St Louis. The officers put him on the
train before leaving him.
THE COMMITTEE SHUT 0DT.
The Democratic City Committee Fail to
Hold a Meeting.
The Democratic city committee were to
have held a meeting in the Common Coun
cil chamber last evening, bnt when the
members arrived they found the doors
closed and the room in darkness. A meet
ing was held on the evening of January 19,
but it was adjourned without doing any
An effort was made to obtain permission
from Chief Bigelow, but he could not be
found. The Democrats are angry, and made
some rather uncomplimentary remarks
about the parties who had shut them out
It is not likely any further meetings will be
A BOY'S SUDDEN CALL.
Killed While Standing on the Track at Mc
John Shields, a boy of 14, residing on
Gristen alley, was strnck by an Allegheny
Valley train while standing on the track at
McCandless Station yesterday afternoon,
and died at the "West Penn Hospital. An
inquest will be held to-morrow.
Ills Nobbs Sloshed.
Alderman Nobbs was rather amazed last
evening by the sudden entrance of a colored
man, Harris, in undress uniform. Harris
made a charge against Patrick Pendleton
for larceny, alleging that Pendleton turned
him out of his boarding house without al
lowing him to put on even enough of his
clothes to meet the requirements of the
TO SHOT THE' HOTEL
The ITonongahela House to Close Its
Doors April 1. -
LEASEHOLD RAISED TO $22,000.
Scraps from the Railwaj History of Mine
AN ENTIRE RENOVATION TO TAKE PLACE
For the first time in many years the doors
of the historic Monongalicla House wiH'be
closed March 31, unless a new proprietor is
found to take hold of the hotel between now
and then. Colonel Griscom, the present
proprietor, refuses to renew his lease atf the
rate of rent wanted, and will retire from
the business April 1.
Since the death of the former proprietor of
the house, Mr. Crossan, the hotel has been
owned by a stock company. Mr. John
King, of this city, is .at the head of the
company, and they wish to close the house
and make a number of needed re
pairs. Colonel Griscom leased the
house for five years at an annual rental
of 18,000. A short time ago the company
decided that the natural growth of the city
and the increased valuation of the property
necessitated an advance In the rent 'They
accordingly raised it to $22,000, but, when
approached, Manager Griscom refused to
pay this amount and renew his lease for the
house. The company has since decided to
close the house and reopen it in the fall.
By that time they expect to have a tenant
at the increased price.
TO BE LARGELY REMODELED.
The hotel will be entirely overhauled and
renovated in every respect. The jld furniture,
carpets, etc, will be sold at auction, and,
when the house is reopeued, it will be fur
nished entirely new. A number of changes
will be made on the several floors, and a
larger number of rooms for tbe permanent
occupancy of private families will be made.
The office: on the ground floor will also be
Mr. Griscom, the lessee of the hotel, is
said to be tired of the business, and his
friends claim he has lost considerablemoney
within the past five years. It is said Jie is
looking about him for a railroad position,
and, if offered a place as an official with
some good road, he will accept. He has
held a number of responsible positions with
different railroad companies, and has a good
Mr. Griscom entered the railway service
as a freight house clerk in the old Duqnesue
Depot of the Pennsylvania Railroad in this
city, in September, 1S64, In the following
year he was made station agent at Sedge
wick, Pa., on the Pittsburg and Connells
ON THE FORT WAYNE.
He remained there until July, 1872, wh&
he became clerk to J. D. Layng, of the
Pittsburg, Fort "Wayne and Chicago road.
In the following year he was promoted to
the supenntendency of the Eastern division,
having charge of the line between Pitts
burg and Crestline. Upon the retirement
of Mr. Layng from the road, Colonel Gris
com followed him, in 1881. In the follow
ing December he went to the Chicago and
"Western Indiana road as General Manager,
which position he held until August, 1883,
when he accepted the position of General
Superintendent of the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton road. "When the Pittsburg.
Chartiers and Youghioghcny road was built,
in 1883, he was made Vice President of the
He entered the hotel business in 1885, and
has been allowed to retain his position in
the Chartiers road ever since. The duties
of the office are not enough to keep a good
The expenses of running a hotel like the
Monongahela is something enormous. At
present there are employed about the house
79 oersons, in the capacities of chamber
maids, waiters, bellboys, porters, clerks, etc
About 35 guests permanently board at the
GAVE THEM ALL THEY WANTED.
The East End Electric Company Can String
Poles and the Traction Roads Oeenpy
Streets Junction Ordinance Referred.
The Corporations Committee met yester
day afternoon and returned the following
ordinances to Councils with an affirmative
A supplement to an ordinance granting, the
East End Electric Light Company the right to
erect poles for the purpose ot stringing--and
maintaining wires upon any and all streets In
the citv. An ordinance granting the Central
Traction Company the right of way along cer
tain streets now ocenpied by the Transverse
company. An ordinance granting the Central
Passenger Railway Company the right -of way
along certain streets on the hUl district; an
ordinance repealing section 1 of an ordinance
entitled "An ordinance granting natural gas
companies the right to lay pipes in streets and
An ordinance granting to the Pittsburg Junc
tion Railroad Company the right to construct
tracks and bmldincs over Spring alley, and to
secure from said company its release of claims
for damages by reason of opening of said alley,
was referred to a committee consisting of
Mosrs. Ferguson, Johnston, Kearns, Magee
A resolution relative to the condition of
Manor street, on the Southside, vi as referred
to a committee consisting of Messrs. McGon
igle, Brophy, Elliot, Grimes and Williams, and
the committee then adjourned.
AT TURTLE CREEK ALSO.
Tho Barns Anniversary and How It Was
Celebrated in a Suburb.
The one hundred and thirtieth anniversary
of the celebrated poet, Robert "Burns, was
duly honored at Turtle Creek also by his
countrymen. The meeting was presided
over by Mr. John Gibson. Mr. A. Kidd fur
nished the snpper, which was elegant. Many
national songs and recitations' were given,
setting forth the fertilityof the bard's native
brain, and showing the strong attachment of
his country kinsfolk. The most noted singers
were Mr. John Cochran and Mr. Adam
Youth and old age alike engaged in the
Scotch reel and "Flowers of Edinburgh"
nntil all joined in singing ''Auld Lang
W. W. CALLERY NEARLY KILLED.
The Most Serlons Accident Vet on the
Citizens' Traction Line.
One of the most serious accidents which
have yet occurred on the' Citizens' Traction
road took place last evening. W. "W. Cal
lery, Superintendent of the "Winterton
Polish "Works, was driving a horse and
buggy on Penn avenue, above the power
house, abont 6 o'clock, and was rnn into by
an East End car. Mr.X!allery was thrown
from his buggy with considerable force a
distance of ten leet, and received many
severe bruises and a broken rib.
His horse was injured and will hare to
be shot, and the buggy was broken" into
HER APPEAL FROM WHITE CAPS
A Homestead Woman Vho Seeks tbe Fro
tectlon of tho Lnvr. j
Mrs. Rudolph, a woman living on Seventh
avenne, Homestead, has received several
threatening letters, warning her to change
her mode of living or leave the place. The
letters are signed "White Caps." The
woman has appealed to the Justice of the
peace for protection. "
Db. B. M. Hanjta. Eye, eaj, nose - and
throat diseases exclusively. Office. ,718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. 8&Su
THE HEARING BEGIK8.
The Toil t Case Commences A Report From
Harrlsbnrgls the First Thine Offered in
The hearing of Henry J. .Voigt, the
former cashier of the Farmers and Mechan
ics' Bank on the Southside, was commenced
at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the office
ot Alderman Schaefer on South Twelfth
All the witnesses of the prosecution were
present, and Mr. "Voigt and his lawyer were
also there. "When the Alderman asked the
usual question, "whether the parties were
ready to go on with the case, Mr. Ferguson
requested a postponement until next Satur
day. The application was granted by the
legal representatives, but they excepted the
charge for perjury.
In this case it was explained to the re
porter by Mr. Sorg. "We had to apply to
the Auditor General in Harrisburg for the
original report made by Mr. Voigt Novem
ber 8, 1887, just before he left the bank.
"The Auditor General promised to send
the paper by the Hon. D. E. Weaver, mem
ber of the Legislature for the Fifth district.
He, at the same time, asked that gentle
man, however, to return the document again
This document was sworn to and signed
by H. F. Voigt, in the presence of Alder
man J. if. Jarrett. To testifv to this fact,
Mr. Jarrett was called as the first witness.
After that the original report was read,
and compared with a printed report A
few typographical errors in the latter were
corrected according to the original one.
Then the written report was offered as evi
dence, and the printed one was held for
The prosecutors base their chargtfof per
jury upon the allegation that while in the
report of November 8, 1887, Mr. Henry F.
Voigt swore that the deposits amounted to
5280,087 00, they can prove that, according
to the books, the deposits amounted to
$150,000 in excess of that sum.
The examination of Mr. "Weaver, testify
ing that that report had been handed to him
bv the Auditor General, terminated vestcr-
it was rumored that Mr. voigt would pro
duce bail, but he failed to do so, and he re
turned to jail.
AN OLD IRON MAN'S DEATH.
John Evans, a Veteran In the Bnsincss,
Passes Away, Aged Over 74.
John Evans, one of the oldest iron men
in Pittsburg, died Friday night, at his home
on Oakland avenue. Mr. Evans was in his
75th year. For the past four years he has
not been actively engaged in business, the
weight of advancing years coming aftera
bnsy life, demanding freedom from care.
While he enjoyed fairly good health he was
not robust, and his demise was not entirely
unexpected. The first signs of the approach
ing end were noticed some weeks ago, and
then without any real illness he gradually
Mr. Evans was a native of Cardiganshire,
Wales, but was brought to Pittsburg, when
little more than an infant by his parent?,
who settled here in 1814. His whole life
was passed in the city. Thoroughly trained
in the practical workings of iron making, he
embarked in. business for himself in 18G5,
establishing a lap-weld pipe mill at Soho,
where the plant of the Pennsylvania Tube
Company is now located. The firm was
Evans, Clow, Dalzell & Co. It was an ex
periment as lap-weld mills had not
succeeded in America up to that
time, hut the venture was carefully
bandied, and Mr. Evans practical
knowledge of iron making enabled him to
successfully carry out his ideas. Business
reverses caused a" change in the control of
the plant in 1878, and a short time after Mr.
Evans organized the Volta Iron Company,
whose works are located on Pike street He
remained with the company until his re
tirement from active business four years
Mr. Evans was one of the founders of the
Dollar Savings Bank, and was one ot the
original trustees, an office he held without
intermission until the time of his death. He
was greatly interested in educational affairs
earlier in life and was prominent in the
control of the public schools for many years.
He was one of the oldest members of the
Masonic order in this district and had been
given most of the honors that organization
bestows on its members.
Mr.Evans leaves a wife and five children.
The latter are Mr. H. C. Evans, of New
York; Mrs. William McLain and Mrs. J.
G. Masterton, of Johnstown: Mrs. Herman
C. Mechling, of New York, and Mrs. J. A.
McLure, of Pittsburg.
FOR THE REAL HATSEEDS.
The Most Enormous Shipments of AgrlcnN
turnl Implements In Ohio.
O. P. Gothlin, commercial agent of the
Wisconsin Central Railroad, will leave this
evening for a ter weeks' trip through Ohio
to make arrangements for his share of the
great volume of freight business out of that
territory, which will begin to go in a few
Mr. Gothlin will be followed by a number
of Western road agents, and expects to see
the ground swarming with railroad men
from different lines in the "West, South and
Northwest. The annual enormous ship
ments of agricultural implements from the
factories to the large jobbing houses is abont
to tate place, and tne early agent on tbe
ground with the tariff sheets generally
catches the freight.
It would be almost impossible to esti
mate the number of carloads of agricultural
implements shipped out of Ohio between
February 15 and November 1. This is the
heaviest time of tbe year, although the busi
ness is good all the year round. The larg
est rake factorv iq the world is situated in
Davton, and there are two other factories
almost as large as the first. One of the
three in Springfield is the second largest in
the world. In the aggregate there are
more harvesters made in Springfield than
in any other city in the world.
The Western agents are also getting ready
for the large shipments of glassware which
will begin to move out of this city in abont
two weeks. Since the factories resumed
work last August each firm has been s'tock
ins up until the warehouses are now over
eroded. SKIPPED AGAIN.
Tho Widowed Mother of Amos Cnrley
Wants Him Pound and Returned.
Little 13-year-old Amos Curley has run
away again, and his ma wants him returned
with care to 84 Alpine avenue.
Amos is 13, small for his age, and wears a
navy blue coat, pleated down the front and
back, and wears a woolly sort of cap. He
also wears a scar on his forehead and a
patch on his left knee.
HOMESTEAD HAS IT ALSO.
The Worry About-Increasing Indebtedness
for Improvement Extends.
Primaries for nominating candidates to
fill tbe Homestead borough offires are called
for next Saturday evening, in the public
school houses. Great interest is being cen
tered in the coming election on account of
the proposed increase of indebtedness by
$50,000 for street Improvement, and many
prominent citizens are out for office.
RIDGE BECKWITH DEAD.
Ono of the Few Popular Passenger Con
r'netors Passes Avrny Suddenly.
Ridge Beckwith, one of the few popular
passenger conductors of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, died very suddenly yesterday at
his residence in Wilkinsburg. For the past
three weeks he has been ill, and it Js sup
posed that sudden heart action carried
At 18c a yard. 50 pieces ' stripes and
checks; choice spring effects.
Hugus & Hacke.
EEF0EM MUST COME.
The Municipal Tax Lien Said- by
Lawyers to be a Necessity.
JUDGE EETTERMAN TELLS WHY.
Old Errors of Assessment That Might be
Annoying 200 Years Hence.
ANOTHER LAWYER G1YES HIS REASONS
Senator Newmyer's bill, now pending in
the Legislature, requiring the revival of
municipal liens every five years, is stirring
up discussion in this city only second to the I
submission of the liquor prohibition amend
ment to the State Constitution, especially
among lawyers, who, from the nature of
their business, are more alive to the exigen
cies of the situation than other people. Ex
Judge Fetterman gives some cogent reasons
why the bill should pass, the main one being,
as he puts it, to cure the possi
bility of a recurrence of past
negligence in tho City Assessor's
office. Mr. Fetterman cited a case where a
large property in the city had been assessed
for ten years in the name of a man whose
wife owned all .the property. Now the
mischief is to pay. The family has been
selling lots for many years, and, from time
to time, the municipal liens have been re
leased, until the property hasbeen narrowed
down to 13 acres, against which stand 51,400
of taxes, and the liens remain a shadow on
the titles of all the property sold and it is
impossible for a lawyer to find them with
He also tells of another ense where a
woman bought property and has paid the
taxes upon it for six or seven years, and yet
the property has been regularly assessed to
the person from whom she bought, and she
is put to the expense of having the matter
rigntea, as, tnougn tne taxes nave Deen
paid, they still enenmber.
MK. FETTEKMAN COMPLAINS
that City Councils have been authorizing
the City Attorney and Delinquent Tax Col
lector to release liens, and not only so, but a
mere clerk in the Delinquent Tax Collec
tor's office has been doing what an attorney
cannot do. He takes the ground that Coun
cils have not the right to allow the City So
licitor to do it, let alone a clerk in the afore
named Tax Collector's office. So loosely
has the matter been attended to, says Mr.
Fetterman, that more taxes have been lost
in the last ten years than are now on the
Delinquent Tax Collector's list
Mr. Fetterman's exposition was given at
such a rate of speed, he only having two
and a-half minutes from the opening until
his departure for home, that the writer did
not comprehend him as fully as desired; but
the following, from another lawyer, who re
fused to allow tbe use of his name, will
make the subject more clear. Said he:
There is quite a howl raised by city officials
relative to an act of Assembly before the Leg
islature, compelling the revival of municipal
liens every five years. No one can better ap
preciate the benefits contemplated by this act
than one who is encaged in the examination of
titles. Judgments expire in five years, and
why sbonld municipal liens continne indefinite
ly? Havowenotat the present time fourat
torners: Messrs. Moreland, Burleigh, Carnahan
and House, with gocd salaries, looking after
tbe city's interest, besides private counsel who
are frequently called in to assist?
Now, can't these officials take a little time
from their other businesses to attend to the re
vival of these liens. It is a very unsafe thing to
allow any lien to be of unlimited duration.
AN AWFUL OUTLOOK.
Two hundred years from this time a munici
pal llsn of record now will still bo an encum
brance on tbe property if tbe present law is
continued; besides the law abhors perpetuities.
Section 12 in the act of 1S67, relative to de
linquent taxes, should also be amended. It is
as follows: All taxes and water rents filed as
a lien in default of payments shall be liens on
real estate, whether the real owner is named or
not. And sale upon the same against tbe party
assessed shall vest a good title in the pur
chaser. Mow, no examination, however care
ful, can guard against this section.
For instance, John Jones negotiates to buy a
piece of property from Thomas Smith. Jones
employs an attorney who examines the title
and reports that it is all right. Jones pays tbe
consideration and gets a deed. After being in
possession ten years there is an execntion
issued on a municipal lien against the property
entered in tbe name of Alary O'Brien, although
no one by the name of O'Brien ever had a title
to the property. Jones, of coarse, is very
much excited and rashes to his attorney, who
tells him that, according to tbe act of Assem
bly, be can't avoid paying off the execntion,
and that it was not his (the attorney's) fault
that tbe lien was overlooked, no such name be
ing in tbe chain of title. Well, Jones pays the
lien off. Smith, the grantor, has no property,
and it would be useless to sue him, and Jones
is tf ithout redress. This is not overdrawn, as
just such cases have arisen in our courts.
Another fact I would wish to call attention
to, and that is when a deed is left with the City
Engineer to show a change of title he does not
report it to the Assessor's office,and frequently
tbe first intimation a party has of his taxes
being due is a writ of execution from the
I have frequently observed that property has
been sold for city taxes marked unknown
owner. I believe from the wording of the act
that the Delinquent Tax Collector has no
authority to sell property in this manner.
It is his business to make inquiries and find
an owner or a supposed owner. I would sug
gest that a limit of five years be placed on all
taxes, city, county and State, unless revived in
By-tbe by, outsiders consider it a very simple
matter to examine titles. Well, only those who
examine them can tell the Ienrth of time, the
worry and the liability to make mistakes which
occur in their examinations.
ILLUSTEATING THE CASE.
F. S. Bennett, Esq., added something of
further interest to the above. He called
attention to the municipal hens filed against
East End property under the Penn avenue
act, which the Supreme Court sat down
upon. An attempt was made by some of
the beneficiaries to have these liens stricken
off, but the Supreme Court refused to grant
relief as, in common parlance, it looked
somewhat cheeky for a beneficiary to make
tbe request. These are not Mr. Bennett's
words, but they express the idea. Well, it
is not impossible that these liens, though
not lawful or collectible, may be a cloud on
East End titles for 50, 100, or even 200 years,
working harm tolubsequent purchasers, and
in the lapse of time when an attempt is made to
dissipate that cloud, it may be a very difficult
matter to show why they are illegal, as the
reasons on which the Supreme Court based
its decision may not at that lapse of time
be understandable. It may puzzle posterity
to show that at the time these improve
ments were made the land was agricultural
and impossible of improvement under
urban regulations. At tbe time the" old
Court House was burned there were many
records destroyed and it is easy to under
stand how such matters may have been
complicated thereby. The sooner the mat
ter is rectified tbe less will be the expense
By the way, a real estate dealer desires to
know what becomes of the taxes assessed on
these liens. He states that he pays it for
many of his patrons, but cannot find to
what purpose it is applied.
Foreign Gems In PIttsbnrff.
There will be on exhibition Monday and
Tuesday a superb eollection of water colors
at S. Boyd & Co.'s, on Wood street The
prettiest gems of such foreign masters as
John Varley,MaiIlart, Donadini, Isla,
Valpa and Mile, Gnyon and Mile. Adrien
are in, the-collection; also etchings of Will
iam Hole, R. S. A.
Not Like Last Year.
Mr. Morris Mead calls attention to the
historical fact thft in January, 188S, there
were more fire alarms than in any other
month since the fire department was or
ganized. This month, so far, shows a light
Snys He Didn't Say.
Mr. J. Cahill says, he did . not say Mr.
McMichaels was a dishonest man at the
Sixth ward meeting Friday night. He
say he said "he affiliates with the ring."
A REMARKABLE GATHERING.
Some of the Best Educated Specialists In
tho World to Visit Pittsburg- and Her
On Thursday and Friday of this week the
Pittsburg graduates of the Rensselaer Poly
technic Institute of Troy, N. Y., will enter
tain their fellow graduates in this city. This
institntion is the oldest engineering school
in the country, having been established by
Stephen Van Rensselaer in 1824. Among
its graduates are numbered many men of
prominence, not only in the engineering,
but other professions. Among the most
noteworthy are James Hall, New York
State Paleontologist; George B. Roberts, A.
J. Cassatt, the Wilson brothers and Theo.
N. Ely, of the Pennsylvania Railroad; the
Roeblings, C. C. Martin and Francis Col
lingwood (of East river bridge fame); Wil
liam Metcalf, of this city; A. P. Boiler,
Charles McDonald, Thomas C. Clark and
Edwin Thacher, prominent bridge builders;
W. H. Burr, De Volson Wood, S. Edward
AVarren and William S. Auckincloss,
prominentauthors ot scientific works.
The institute has an alumni association
here of 65 members, and it is noteworthy
that nearly the entire Pennsylvania Rail
road management, from President Roberts
down, is made up from its graduates.
xne iorm ot entertainment will consist ot
excursions upon both days. On Thursday
special trains upon the Fort Wayne, West
Penn and Allegheny Valley Railroads will
take the visitors to see the Davis Island
Dam, the Pittsburg Plate Glass Works"t
Tarentum, waterworks pnmping engines i
Brilliant, Keystone Bridge Works,
cent Steel Works, Phoenix Roll "VW: 3,
Citizens' Traction Company's power 'house,
and the Westinghouse Electric Company's
On Friday a special train on the Pitts
burg, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Rail
road will convey them up the Monongahela
valley, giving them an opportuni
ty to visit the Olive- & Roberts
"Wire Mill, McKee's "Window Glass Works,
Jones & Langhlins' American Iron "Works,
Homestead Steel Works, Edgar Thomson
Steel Works and National Tube Works at
The kindness of the firms and individuals
having charge of the above establishments
will no doubt be greatly appreciated, and
their visitors will return to their homes in
all quarters of tbe United States with a
fair idea of the greatness of Pittsburg's in
dustries. After the pleasures of the trip an elegant
banquet, after the best style of the Old
Monongahela, will take place upon Friday
evening. Special menu cards of original
design have been prepared. Abont 125
alumni will be here, ana nearly all classes
back as far as 1832 will be represented.
The members of the various committees
who have charge of the affair are Wil
liam Metcalf, Edmund Yardley, A. B. Starr,
A. P. Kirtland, George Davidson, W. G.
Wilkins, F. C. Osborn, G. Kaufmann, G.
"W. G. Ferris, H. M. Wilson, J. D. Hail
man, E. C. Shankland and TV. F. Gronau.
THANKS AWFULLY, GENTLEMEN.
One Pittsburg Editor Who Will be Unable
to Attend a Southern Fair.
A pretty envelope, addressed to the man
aging editor, was received last night and
stopped en route by the vigilant office boy,
who feared it was loaded.
It concealed an invitation to the "East-Carolina-Fish-Oyster-Game-and
Association-of -New-Berne-North - Carolina
Fair." This looks like an alias for a
plain oyster fair, but if the association guar-
nnlafitf ihnt Via nrlitn nftta 4 Via 1nnn 1vf4 hwk
ter, he will start to-night, and probably ar-
rive there in time for the show on February I
19, or, if they throw him one end of the
name and pull in the other, he may arrive
there somewhat earlier.
In the absence of any data he thanks the
Southern gentleman most kindly, and will
probably remain here awhile and try and
get along with blue points, escalloped, a la
natural gas, and the Pittsburg Exposition.
To an oyster supper in North Carolina
think of it,
THE AWFUL YERDICT.
DImmy Convicted of Murder in the First
Degree for Killing Miller.
A tragical moment was that yesterday
when the jury in the Dimmy case, after an
absence of but 45 minutes, brought in a ver
dict of murder in the first degree.
A verdict of murder in the second degree
was expected by all apparently, as astonish
ment seemed to be the uppermost emotion,
outside of the tears and fear expressed by
the mother of the prisoner upon hearing
the awful verdict
In the opinion of the lawyers present, the
charge of Judge Collier to the jury was one
of the most concise, clear and open ever
made in the Allegheny courts. He ex
plained the different grades ot killing, and
said the very essence of crime constituting
murder in tne first degree was when one man
kills another "willfully, deliberately and
When the verdict was read Dimmy
trembled so violently he could scarcely
stand. It is expected his counsel, Messrs.
Marshall and Reardon, will move for a new
trial before the five days' limit has expired.
FATORABIiE REPORTS RECEITED.
Tbo Old Soldiers Hold a Meeting- In the
The old soldiers held a meeting in the
Mayor's office last evening to take action re
garding the bill now pending before the
Legislature providing for the giving of the
preference for situations in public offices to
old soldiers. Mr. John A. Reed, who has
just returned from Harrisburg, said every
thing looked favorable, and that the bill
would become a law.
A resolution was adopted providing that
those present introduce the matter in their
various soldier organizations, and have reso
lutions passed requesting the members of
the Legislature to favor the bill as amended.
The amendment, which has not yet been
made, establishes a penalty for failing to
comply with provisions of the measure. As
it now reads the appointment is not obliga
tory. EBOHIBITION TALKS.
A Traveler Says lie Knows Prohibition Does
Prohibit In Kansas.
Rev. G. I. Gordon, of Dayton, O., passed
through the city yesterday en route East.
While at the Union station he said that
prohibition had prohibited in Kansas and
there was no reason why it should not do so
Colonel L. F. Cole, of Arkansas, who is
stumping the State for prohibition, said
yesterday that the fight would be very bit
ter between the Prohibitionists and the
A NEW P'MICKY DEPOT.
Homestead Rejoices In a Freight Honse
Worthy of the Place.
The "Pittsburg, McKeesport and Yough
iougheuy Railroad Company has just fin
ished the building of a new freight depot at
Homestead. It is adjacent to the passenger
station. The building is 100 feet long by
35 feet wide, and has long platforms on
either side for handling freight It is also
approached by sidings on each side. It is
substantially built and well finished.
A Small Allegheny Fire.
A defective flue caused a slight fire at the
Cyclorama laundry, at the corner of Irwin
and North avenuev Allegheny, about 8
o'clock last evening. An alarm was turned
in from box 46. A hole was burned in the
floor of the bnilding, and the damage will
not exceed $15. ,
Congressman Lawler Says He Will
Get the Treasury Portfolio.
WANAMAKEE WILL NOT GET THERE
Why the Old Iowa Senator Avoided the
A CIRCUITOUS ROUTE TO INDIANAPOLIS
Congressman Lawler, of Chicago, the
well-known exponent of Democratic ideas
to the Socialists and other Democrats on the
Westside of the "Windy City," passed
through the city last night on his way home
from Washington. He was called away
suddenly from the capital by a telegram
from his wile announcing the death of his
Congressman Lawler was accompanied
from Washington to Harrisburg by Senators
Allison, of Iowa, and Cullom, ot Illinois.
The two Senators got off the train at Harris
burg ostensibly for the purpose of cutting
across the country to another road in
order to avoid the Pittsburg reporters.
Senator Allison was called to Indianapolis
by President-elect Harrison and left Wash
ington unobserved. It is supposed that the
two Senators took a Philadelphia and Erie
train to Erie, and then went over the Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern to Sandusky
and then down the Erie and Big Four to
This would take them many miles out of
their way; but Senator Allison will be sat
isfied it he does not run up against the in
terviewer. On his last trip through the
city he said the next time he had occasion
to come this way he would go around Pitts
burg on horseback. Congressman Lawler
It is the opinion of a great many Congress
men around Washington that Allison wilt be
Secretary of the Treasury. His well-known
views on finance and his long experience on
financial committees admirably fits him for
the position. He is a good man and tboroughly
qualified for the position.
WanamaLer does not stand anv show of set
ting into the Cabinet. Mr. Harrison paid bim
a great compliment by calling him to
Indianapolis to ascertain what the Republicans
of New York wanted. It is a pretty well ac
cepted fact in Washington that Blaine will be
Secretary of State. If he wasn't going into the
Cabinet, do you suppose he would move to
Washington to liver
NEW MAN FOB THE NAVY.
I think that Congressman Thomas, of Illinois,
will be tne next Secretary of the Navy. He has
made a special stndy of tbe matter, and fur
nished much valuable information to tbe pres
ent Secretary on vessels. He is a first-class
draughtsman of sea craft especially war ves
sels, and possesses everything necessary to fit
him for the position. I might say in regard to
Blaine that tne devil will be to pay if he isn't in
the Cabinet, and the devil will be to pav if he is
left out. "
One reason for Allison going into the Cabi
net is the fact that be is a Western man. Pres
idents are about awakening to the fact that
there is a West to this glorious countrv, and it
forms a small factor in national elections.
Another compliment to the West will be tbe
selection or Joe Cannon, of Illinois, as Speaker
of the Honse. He is tbe Republican fighter,
and will nndonbtedly be elected. McKinley,
Reed, Burroughs, Butterworth and Henderson,
of Iowa, are conceded to be almost out of tbe
race. Cannon is a man of experience. He is
one of the best Parliamentarians in tbo Honse
and wonld make an excellent Sneaker. No,
there will be no extra session of Congress this
trip. The only persons who are urging an ex
tra session are the candidates for Speaker, tbe
hotel proprietors and the enterprising newspa-
A Well-Attended Mute Eotertnlnment at
the Allegheny County Almshouse.
A unique and exceedingly interesting
spectacle was that presented at the Alle
gheny County Almshouse, when about half
a score of mutes gave a performance yester
day evening, which certainly would have
been creditable to persons normally en
dowed. The performers, who, by the way, are
pupils of the Wilkinsbnrg School for Mutes,
were greeted by an audience of about 300
Persons, mostly inmates of the Home, while
ere and tnere were scattered a few curious
visitors. It was amusing and pitifnl at tbe
same time to notice how the inmates watched
the proceedings. Some 50 there were, from
whom the light of reason had departed,
causing them to look on with the wonder
and delight of infants.
Superintendent Rolshanse having made a
short address of welcome, the curtain flew
back, revealing a number of sturdy young
men, who delighted the audience with a
series of very clever acrobatic tricks. Then
came several short farces and all so well
carried out by means of gesture instead of
speech, as to cause a murmur of astonish
ment Next came half a dozen of well
executed tableaux, representing Indian life
on the plains, thus closing an evening
which had been enjoyed by all.
A PECULIAR ACCIDENT.
A Farmer Fatally Injured by a Horse Over
ia Allegheny Last Evening.
John Towers, a farmer living about six
miles from Allegheny, on the Perrysville
road, rdet with a very peculiar accident last
evening which may prove fatal. He came
to town yesterday to take a horse belonging
to Joseph Home to his farm where id was to
be cared for until spring. Mr. Towers was
riding in a buck wagon, and after seenring
the horse he fastened it to .the rear of tbe
wagon and started for home.
When the comer of Irwin and Western
avenues was reached the horse he was lead
ing became excited and sprang into the
wagon knocking Mr. Towers out and tramp
ing on him.
He was taken to the Mayor's office in the
patrol wagon and a physician was sum
moned. It was found that his skull was
fractured and he was promptly removed to
the Allegheny Hospital. Late last night
the phvsicians in attendance pronounced his
condition critical and said there were bnt
slight hopes for his recovery.
A SIMPLE CURE.
A Real Estate Man's Method of Checking
A Lawrenceville real estate agent has a
novel method of checking those who rent
honses from him when they are about to ex
aggerate the facts. He cannot tell them to
their faces that Ananias was held in great
disrepute for indulging in the same habit
that they have; but, to have the same effect
upon them he has a card, bearing in large
letters the following simple but effective
sentence: "The Lord hates a Liar."
It is placed in such a position that it can
not escape the notice of his customers, and
he says it has an excellent effect.
Captain John Davis Dying.
Captain John Davis, an old "and well
known steamboat captain and pilot, is lying
dangerously ill at his home, in Cnraopolis,
on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad.
His physician pronounces his case hopeless
and his death is hourly expected.
From Ibe Ladles.
The ladies of the Fifth and Sixth wards,
Allegheny, will present a beantiful silk
flag to Farragut Council No. 146. Jr. O.TJ.
A. M., at "Wagner's Hall, Tuesday night
Choice selected Alaska full-furred seal
sacques, wraps and jackets can onlv be had
at J. G. Bennett & Co.'s, cor. "Wood st. and
P. S. Furs redyed and garments in seal
made over in short notice; best work and
perfect fit guaranteed,
A NEW ZEALAND EFFORT.,
A Keiened Heathen Tells All That
Knows Abont An Ostrich.
The following copy of a composition of a
New Zealand boy on the subject of "What
Do You Know About An Ostrich ?" was re
ceived by a lady in this city from a friend
in England, who takes an active part in
The ostrich Is an-African animal that lives
on sand and generally hunts on horseback. The
female makes a nest in tbe sand, which is
simply a deep hole, and then the male lays in it
10 or 12 eggs, which he hatches, for making
ornaments and for food for his family. These
eggs chase their parent all over the desert, till
he is quite tired, poor fellow!
The three tail feathers of this ostrich form
the motto "I serve," and they belong to the
Prince of Wales, who is also fond of these tall
feathers. This ostrich is of ten used for drink
ing cuos and other various amusements; but it
is chiefly valued for the beautiful featners.
which are found on bis legs and those that
grow on the egg shelL
MARSHELL, THE CASH GROCER, V
Will Save Yon Money.
Excuse ns while we smile. We remodeled
our storerooms, giving us almost one-half
more room and increased our iorce until
now we have 22 clerks (no flies on them,
either), and thought we were in shape to
handle trade. Bnt on Saturday night our
store was as crowded as ever. If our friends
will come around in the morning it will be
a great favor to ns. However, if they
can't, we are always glad to see them any
The first of April we make another
change which will double the size of our
salesroom. Then we will have ample room
A big bargain in evaporated fruits. Cali
fornia peaches, two pounds, 25c. Tbey are
new and bright you can buy no better.
California egg plums only 10c per pound.
These are mammoth in size, rich and juicy.
A little whirl on cheese "Just for luck."
Good cream cheese, four pounds 25c.
Let me give you a pointer on "tea." As
there is a chance of the whole State "eoing
dry," it might be a good scheme to taper of
gradually. Let me recommend my Cnm
shaw mixture. It is a genuine old country
blend of teas, guaranteed to reach the right
spot every time.
Send for weekly price list, and order by
mail. Orders amounting to S10, withont
counting sugar, packed and shipped free of
charge to any point within 200 miles. Give
me a trial. I will save you money.
Mabshell, 79 and 81 Ohio st, cor.
SOHMER PIANOS COLBY PIANOS.
J. M. noffmann ifc Co., 537 Smlthfleld Street,
Are sole agents for above pianos for "West
ern Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. The
superior excellency of the Sohmer piano is
a matter of daily comment, their richness of
tone, fine singing quality, and other mani
fold beanties have made' them the favorite
pianos of America. The Messrs. Hoff
mann & Co. have also the sole agency of
the snperb Colby pianos, a thoroughly first
class instrument, at a moderate price. The
manufacturers have determined to make
the most durable piano ever ptoduced, and
one which in the artistic points of tone and
action should be unsurpassed. Intending
purchasers will find it to their interest to
examine the Sohmer pianos, Colby piano3
and Newman Bros, organs, at J. M. Hoff
mann & Co.'s, 537 Smithfield street
They Mast Go!
JWb are determined to dispose of our
winter stock at any sacrifice; prices are
being cut up right and left Do not make
a purchase until you have examined the
bargains we offer. Ladies' newmarkets,
jackets, jerseys, shawls, hoods, cashmere
and calico wrappers; children's winter
dresses and gretchen coats, plush bonnets;
winter underwear for men, ladies and chil
dren; blankets, comforts, spreads, lambre
quins, table scarfs, pillow shams, silk
mufflers, men's flannel shirts, gioves, hose;
infants' cloaks, robes, slips, zephyr sacks,
boottees and a new line ot" ladies' muslin
underwear, corsets, kid gloves and aprons
at cut prices. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth
Arion nnd Washburn Guitars!
Guitar players will be interested to learn
that the makers of the celebrated Wash
burn guitars and mandolins have succeeded
in making a guitar out of beautiful Ameri
can wood, which is guaranteed against
checking and warping, at the low price of
$10. This new guitar, called the "Arion,"
is absolutely correct in tune, 3nd is equal
to any of the otber makes sold at S20. Also
a full line of tbe lovely Washburn guitars
and mandolins in stockat the store of tbe
accents. H. Kxf.ker & Bro.,
No. 506 Wood street
Fine Rosewood Piano for SI 75.
An excellent 7 oct piano, in perfect order,
with all improvements, splendid tone and
elegantly carved case, will be sold, fully war
ranted, lor $175. A rare bargain, at J. M.
Hoffmann & Co.'s, 537 Smithfield street.
Nothing contributes more toward s
sound digestion kthan the nse of Angostura
Lost. A large Maltese cat, monse color;,
had on collar engraved C. H., 295 Fifth
ave. Liberal reward if returned to abov
Novelty stripes and plain colors to
match in all wool spring dress goods, 50o
per yard. Just opened.
Hugtjs & Hacke.
TO CLOSE TJP PARTNERSHIP re
quires quick sales.
BILES and DRESS GOODS all re
vised in price.
CLOTHS and WOOLENS all revised
DRESS GOODS of every description
all revised in price.
Domestic and House Furnishing
Goods, Table Linens, Napkins and
Towels, all revised in price.
Cloak Department, containing many
choice garments, so much revised .that
prices will astonish yon, as all winter
garments must be sold.
Trimmings, Handkerchiefs and Neck
wear all revised in price.
Winter Underwear. Gloves, Hosiery, '
Cardigans and all heavy goods cut deep
S05 AND 607 MARKET STREET.
I have this day sold my interest in-
the firm of
HEARD, BIBER & EASTON -to
my late partners, who will continue .
the business, assuming all liabilities
and interests connected therewith.
JAMES a HEARD.
Manufacturer of .
DESKS AND TABLES, ALL KINDS OF
corner Cherry and Strawberry alleys, Pittal
burg, Fa. noU-mS29