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HOWFLOUR WAS SOLD
A Slick Confidence Operator Unfolds
a Tale to the Court.
If ARROW ESCAPE AT A HOTEL FIRE.
A Bursting Boiler Kills and Injures Several
ALL THE KEWS FEOM XEAE-BY TOW5S
rsrECIAt TZLEGrjLlI TO THE DISrjLTCH.l
Unioxtowh, March 13 A sensational
tale tras told here durinp the trial to-day of
John U. Thomas, who ras convicted of
false pretense in collecting money at Con
aellsville belonging to W". A. Baer & Sons,
millers, of Greensburg. Thomas said his
real name was Gerald Coles, and that he
was raised at Nyack-on-ihe-Hudson, bat he
had "spent most of his life in New York.
He came to Greensburg from 2few York
in answer to an advertisement, and was em
ployed by Frank Baer. now in jail at Greens
linrg awaiting trial for burning flour mills at
Greensbnrg and Latrobe. He and Baer placed
a Dlan wherebr Coles assumed the name of
John K. Thomas, a wealthy Johnstown gentle
man, and on the strength of bis name and rep
utation tner raised notes through Qreeusbnrg
Baer's flour not being a success be and Coles
formed a scheme to put it on the market under
a fictitious name, and Coles was put on the
road selling it, under the brand of Baldwin &
Co., of Minneapolis. Coles claimed that as be
was a partner in the scheme the money he col
lected at Connellsrille was rightly bis, but the
Jury thought otherwise. The Prosecuting At
torney says Coles is one of the slickest con
fidence men convicted here for a long time.
A Murderer Who Shammed Inaanltr Be
comes n Maniac In Reality.
Fottsvtixe, March 13. Peter BaransU, the
murderer of Agnes Catcz and her lover, who
showed so many evidences of insanity during
his trial, but bo was generally believed at the
time to be dissembling, is undoubtedly now in
sane, no matter what bis condition may have
been at the time of the murder or subsequent
trial. All who speak to him in bis native
tongue unite in saying that bis speech in in
coherent and childish, and believe that there is
no doubt that his reason has fled.
He at times seems aware of his impending
fate, at other times imagines be is a religions
martyr; again insists upon it that be has killed
hundreds of children, and ten minutes after
ward maintains that he has given life instead
of taking it. Yesterday be wrote a rambling
letter to Judge Pershing, protesting his inno
cence. A jury will undoubtedly bo appointed
to inquire into bis case, and it is extremely
doubtful whether the death sentence will ever
THREE BOILERS BURST
FIRE IN A UOTEL.
Panlc-Stricken Gnosis Nnrrovrlv Escape
With Their Live.
Wheeling, March 13. This evening abont
o'clock the Granite Hotel at Wcllsbnrg was
entirely destroyed by fire. "When the alarm was
sounded there was a panic among the guests
and there were many narrow escapes. There
Is no fire department at Wellsbnrg and the
citizens rushed to the scene of the conflagra
tion to render all tbe assistance in their power.
A nnmber of guests in the third story of the
building, from which all escape was cut off,
were rescued by means of ladders only a few
moments before the walls fell. -
Several panic-stricken men jumped from the
third-story windows to tbe pavement below,
and were badly injured. Six; or seven ladies
who were in the npper stories of the building
bad their hair so badly scorched that it will be
necessary for them to have their beads shaved.
There were no lives lost The loss on the
building is about So, COO.
ARRESTED IX TIME.
The Man Palled nt Rochester Is a Well
HocnESTEE, March 13. Detective Lazarus
received a telegram this morning to hold
Bailey, tbe man arrested on Monday afternoon
as a suspicious character, on whose person was
found a key that unlocked a Brighton street
shoe store. Two officers arrived this afternoon
from Waterf ord. Brie county, and recognized
the prisoner as Tonv Mullen.
He is wanted in Waterford on a charge of
burglary. One of the officers was well ac
quainted with Mullen and called liira by name
on entering the lockup. The officer stated
that be had served a term of three rears in
New Yort State. Officer Lazarus thinks he
was not alone and is on the lookout for bis
ONE ARREST MADE
On Suspicion of Being Implicated In McClcl
'Dkiontowts-, March 13. John S. AVeltner, of
this place, was arrested to-day as an accom
plice in tbe robbery and outrage at McCIel
landtown on Monday night, and will be given a
bearing to-morrow. Three of the victims say
they recognize him as being one of the party of
Weltner claims be was in TJniontown that
night, and that he can prove an alibi. He was
at one time a resident in tbe vicinity of the
robberies. Other arrests of suspected parties
are expected m a day or two.
Three Cars Jump tbe Track.
Rochester, Pa March 1?. While freight
train No. 93, on tbe Cleveland and Pittsburg
Railroad, was passing here, about noon to-day, at
tbe rate of 15 miles an hour, the box came off
the front truck of a car, causing the wheel to
fly off, throwing three cars from the track.
After the break down the train ran about 000
feet before stopping, tearing up the track,
misplacing trucks and doing general damage.
Result of the Rending Failure.
Readisg, March 13. The last of the pipe
mills of tbe Reading Iron Works closed down
this afternoon, and now all the vast establish
ments of the firm are out of operati.m, except
the two blast furnaces, which have about a
week's stock of cual on hand. The workmen,
to whom 15 days' wages are due, received no
tice this afternoon that on Saturday next they
would receive one week's pay.
Evidently Not a Happj Family.
LIMA, MJrch 13. Mrs. Mary Ransbottom
caused the arrest of her stepson Alonzo, aged
14, charged with assault. She claims her hus
band held ber while tbe boy beat her in a
brutal manner, causing serious Illness of her
self. Her husband, she also claims, robbed
ber of 52.000.
And a Number of Persons are Killed and
BeAdcx G. March IS. A nest of three boilers
at the St. Nlcbola scolhery.near Mahonoy City,
exploded at 11 o'clock this morning with ter
rific effect, wrecking the blacksmith shop and
the boiler house. Mrs. Louisa Hoffman, with
her child in ber arms, was passing at the time.
A fragment of iron broke her bip and killed
tbe child, James Delaney, a driver, passing
with his team, had his skull fractured. Michael
Warren, a lad of 13, on the same wagon, had
his thigh broken and leg crushed, Edward
Seltzer had bis skull crushed. Patrick Wan
ner and Edward Watts were terribly injured
by flying pieces of tbe iron. Others were
scalded and injured, but their names conld not
Burned in Her Bod.
Altoojia. Pa.. March 13. Three yonng
men, returning from a walk early this morning,
saw flames shooting ont of a house on Union
avenue. They broke in the front door, and
found Mrs. Sadie Malstrom, colored, in bed
and enveloped in flames. She was literally
roasted and will die. John H. Williams, who
escaped from a back door as the men entered,
has been arrested on the charge of setting the
bed on fire. He is a white man. Williams'
hands were burned.
"Bloivn Oat of Existence.
Lima. March 13. There was an explosion of
a pine at the Standard Refinery at 3 o'clock
this afternoon, causing a great deal of damage.
The pipe ran under the carpenter shop, where
several men were working. John Tussing. a
young man 23 years of age, is missing, and no
trace of him can be found. It is feared he was
blown out of existence.
A Youthful Murderer Sentenced.
Hoixidayseurg, March 13. Joseph Dillon,
who was convicted here of manslaughter for
killing his 9-year-old playmate, Eddie Chat
ham, by hitting him on the head with a cobble
stone during a fight in Altoona last July, was
to-day sentenced to full imprisonment in the
Huntington Reformatory. He is the first
prisoner to that institution from Blair county.
Pipes Burst In a Glass Works.
Tiffin, O., March IS. The cold air blast
pipes were finished at the Beatty Glass Works
this afternoon, aud this evening, while first
tested, thev burst, doing over 51,000 worth of
damage. The cause of the explosion is a mystery.
Attempted Suicide by Shoollnt.
McKeesport, March 13. William Foster
shot himself through the head with a revolver
to-night. He is still living, but will likely die.
The cause is not known.
Wiixiam Bakeon has sued the city of Lima
for 7,000 damages. He fell off the sidewalk
into tbe creek and broke his right thigh.
The puddlers and helpers at the Center
Iron Works at Bellefonte went out on a reduc
tion of about 10 per cent in their wages. It
throws SO men out of employment.
Mrs. Henry S. Bueket. of Martinshnrg
killed herself yesterday morning with a pistol.
She had been an invalid for many years, and
thajnisery was too great to be longer borne.
Rev. W. S. Haui-ek, of the Beaver U. P.
Church, has forbidden his parishoners to fur
nish milk to their customers on Sunday. The
dealers and their friends are leaving the
Tlf E Allen county jury awarded Miss Minnie
Hues 2,500 damages in ber suit against the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad
Company. Miss Huss is still ill and in a pre
Ex-County Commissioner Fraxk Mc
MAsTERwasgivenaverdit of $1,000 damages
for libel against J. A. Caldwell, formerly pro
prietor of the Yonngstown Vindicator. The
Vindicator charged McMastcr with stealing
funds from the county while in office.
Chief of Police Philip Paul, of Renovo,
was murdered while conveying a drunken man
to the borough jail. He was shot in the back
of the head, and died within two hours." No
arrests have yet been made, but the officers
have hopes of capturing the guilty person.
Sterling silver thimbles in plush boxes
25 cents, at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
.Buy Cable Dye Fast Black Stockings,
And you will get the best to wash and wear.
Jos. HOKNE & Co.'s
Bio bargains in carpets, lace curtains,
poles, linoleum, etc.
George "vT. Shaman,
Thssu 136 Federal street, Allegheny.
Silk bindings for cloth garments, all
shades, 6 cents, worth 12 cents, at Bosen
baum & Co.'s.
Lntcst Shapes In Straw lints and Bonnets.
Spring styles now ready in our millinery
department popular prices.
JOS. HOEKE & Co. '8
Penn Avenne Stores.
A Man Supposed to be Dead for 21 Years
Turns Up Allvo-nnd Rich.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
Waterbtky, Conn., March 13. News
has just been received from a man formerly
of this city, and who, for 21.years, had been
reported to be dead, but who is now a
wealthy resident of Victoria, Australia. In
April, 1868, Fred H. Woolworth, of Water
bury, aged 23, disapDeared. Nothing was
heard of him, and it was supposed he had
committed snicide or had been foully dealt
with, and a large sum of money was ex
pended in trying to find his body. All
efforts proving fruitless, the search was
abandoned and the Woolworth family
mourned for the missing one as the victim
of a mysterious tragedy.
A few days ago Woolworth's friends re
ceived a letter postmarked Australia, and,
on opening it, discovered that it was from
Fred. He said that since leaving Water
bury he had led a somewhat adventuresome
life. Immediately nfter his disappearance
he went on a whaling-voyage, and for three
?ears encountered all the perils incident to
ife on a whaling vessel. At the end of
that time be went to Australia, where he
has since resided. A few years ago he pur
chased for $25 a gold mine, supposed to be
worthless, and a day or two later discovered
gold sufficient to make him rich.
New Chartered Companies.
At Harrisburg yesterday the following
Pittsburg companies were chartered. Ger
man Workingman's Publishing Company,
capital $75,000; the Burns Copper Weld
ing Company, capital $1,000; the Bagdad
Coal and Coke Company, capital, 816,000.
The Usaal Dividend.
The Philadelphia Company met yester
day and declared a 1 per cent dividend for
February. It was said the month had been
the most prosperous since the pipes were
laid, and the troubles with the line had been
fewer than ever before.
MR& DR. OROSSLEY,
One of the Consulting Physicians of the
Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute
at 22 Ninth street.
Mr. James Crltchlow, residing on Carnegie
street, this city, has fur 15 years undergone ter
rible suffering from bis stomach. At times it
would give him such pain that he could only live
on lime water and milk.' He bad great distress
and bloating after eating, with belching of gas.
His liver also gave bim much pain, ana his
tongue had a yellow coating. He had a pressure
and pain over the eyes. He lost all ambition
aud kept getting worse until he was unable to
do any work. One doctor said be had cancer of
tbe stomach. After trying 11 doctor ail to no
purpose, he began treatment with tbe physi
cians of the Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute,
and although 67 years old, be now works every
day and feels well and hearty. He says: "That
I am cured of the above conditions I hereby
sign my name.
Tbe above lady physician can be consulted
by ladles suffering from diseases peculiar to
their sex. The medicines used are positively
curative, and are so prepared as to allow the
patient to n:e the treatment herself. They
treat successfully catarrh, rheumatism, dys
pepsia, bronchitis, asthma, blood, kidney and
Office hours. 10 A. M. to 4 p. M., and 6 to 8 P.
M. Sundays, 12 to 4 p. M. Consultation free
to all. Treatment also by correspondence.
OPTICAL AND MATHEMATICAL GOODS.
Specialty Correct fitting "of lenses and
frames. All styles of Spectacles and Eye
Glasses. Experienced Opticians and our own
factory and workmen are our inducements.
S44SMITHF1ELD STPITTSBURG, PA.
MR. J. A. CAYTON, Staten Island, writes
For a nnmber of years I havn been troubled
with pain In the small of my back and other
trouble peculiar to kidney disease. Acting on
the advice of a friend, 1 took
PRATT'S AROMATIC GENEVA GIN.
After using, six bottles I feel like another
Bole Wholesale andRetail Agent
jj-3-tts in Pittsburg, SI Market street.
Walter J. osborne. Richard Harrows.
BARROWS & OSBORNE
90 Diamond street.
Telephone No. EU
mHE PITTSBURG CLASSICAL AND
Jackson building. Sixth and Penn are.
Latin, German, Shorthand, Memory Training,
Mathematics, etx, etc. Classes now being en
TDIJOU THEATER-NEXT WEEK.
cSKg MAEOH 18.
Matinees WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
SALE OF SEATS, THIS MORNING.
Engagement of tho FAMOUS EMMA
Established WJ. Telephone Call 107
FRANK J. GTJOKBRT,
Contractor and Manufacturer of
DANE, OFFICE, STORE AND CHURCH
Doors, Walnscoating, Ceilings and Hard Wood
Work of every description, lor building and
decorative purposes. Mantels, Cabinets and
Furniture of Special Designs. Drawings .and
Estimates furnished on application. Office and
factory, Nos. 6S and 70 Seventh Avenue, Pitts
burg."Pa. Hard wood lumber. n27-hlOO-TTS
Stlii vvmw.vK Try Hint a h .i vac
GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY.
Largest, strongest and only successful English
Opera Company in America. With the follow
ing popular artists:
Michelena, Pruette, Broderick, Allen, Martens.
GRAND CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
In this brilliant and varied repertoire:
MONDAY. I First Time in Pittsburg,
SATURDAY MAT. Gilbert fc Sullivan's
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD,
Or the Merryman and His Maid.
Emma Abbott and Entire Company in Cast.
TUESDAY First time in Pittsburg,
Balf e's Sparkling Opera,
ROSE OP CASTILE,
Emma Abbott as Queen of Castile.
Entire company, enchanting music, gorgeous
costumes and scenic effects.
WEDNESDAY Prices, 75c, 50c and 25c.
MATINEE, I Revival of the Charming
CHIMES OP NORMANDY,
Two Prime Donnoe, Entire Company.
WEDNESDAY Donizetti's brilliant creation,
LUCIA, BRIDE of LAMMERMOOR
Emma Abbott and Entire Company In case
THURSDAY EMMA ABBOTT as "Leonora"
in Verdi's Grand Opera,
FRIDAY Bellini's Grand Opera,
Emma Abbott and Entire Company.
SATURDAY NIGHT Balfe's ever Popular
Emma Abbott and Entire Company.
For one thing we manufac
ture the Clothing.
This superiority of quality
and careful workmanship that
we speak to you about every
day is no guess-so. It's
know-so, with us.
We w6uld shut up our
work-rooms sooner than go
through the motions of mak
ing Clothing with a doubtful,
unreliable quality. We keep
none but reliable goods; no
prices but fair ones: giving
for every dollar as much as
it's possible for a dollar to get
of such Clothing.
1,000 styles of goods to
J. DIAMOND, Optician,
S3 eiactH Street, XMttsbure-
Spectacles and Eyeglasses correctly adjusted
to every derect of sight. Field and Opera
Glasses, Telescopes; Microscopes, Barometers,
AKTIFICIAIJSYES made to order,
find WflrTOTltftil ilmM 1Tt hanrl A
large and complete stock jag-TTSsa
: FRED SHIEDEL,
STAINED AM ORNAMENTAL GLASS,
For Church and Residences, Estimates and
Special Designs promptly.
NO. 7 MARKET STREET,
fel6-99-TT33u Pittsburg, Pa.
w i -w- -- ""' -.
No. 50 FIFTHv AVENUE,
Near Wood Stbeet.
Telephone No. 1686. felD-MTWTFSnwk
Or ths Liquor Hsbit Positively Cured
by Admlnliierlhg Dr. Hsinei'
It ean.be given In a cup of coffee or tea without
the knowledge of the perion taltlnr it: 1 abso
lutely harmless, and will effect a permanent and
soeedv cure, whether the patient Is a moderate
drinker or an alcoliolle wreck. Thousands of
Urnnkardi havo been made temperave men who
havo taken Golden Specific in their coffee without
their knowledge and to-day belleTe thev quit
drinking ftom their own freewill. IT JjEVR
viTiuaTh. ivitjm once lmnrernated with the
Specific, It becomes an utter impossibility for the
liquor appetite to exist. For sale brA. J. EanSin,
Sixth andl'enn aye.. Pittsburg: E. Uolden A Co..
63 E. Federal St., Allegheny. Trade supplied by
eo. A. Kelly & Co., fittbnre. Pa. ac27-53-TT8
Vte-aajiWlX MH.'t9, IB8J?Ssj
-rn -rri-S?" scientific
H 1 t? LJ.2S OPTICIAN.
Patentee and sole manufacturer of tbe Eureka
Eye Glass. No chain required. Eureka nose
blades fitted to other eye glasses.
Oculists prescriptions a specialty. All kind
of lenses ground and spectacles made on the
premises. 908 PENN AVENUE, PITTS.
Seventeenth and Chestnut, Philadelphia.
Almeria and Malaga Grapes,
Bananas. Florida Oranges and all kinds of
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
JOHN TEBE & CO.,
608 LIBERTY STREET. no8-TT8
BON1STALLI & BISI. IMPORTERS AND
dealers in wines, liquors and French oor
dials for family use. Sole agents for San Gab.
riel Wine Company, California. 10 DIAMOND
SQUARE, Pittsburg. Foreign produce a snec
ATTENTION, GREENSBURGERS !
WHEN YOU LOOK FOB
Or any kind of Wall or Ceiling Deooration, consult
WM. H. ALLEN, 51sTte?fi
For Style, Variety and Cheap Prices.
VIDL.XiIAM: TRINKIiE, MANAGER.
Samples sent tor approval by daily messengers.
Sixth street and Penn avenue.
Spring, with its balmy breath, will soon be here. Then you
must cast aside your heavy cloak and substitute for it a
lighter weight garment. We have made extensive prepa
rations to show this season
THE .-HANDSOMEST : GOODS!
We ever had the pleasure to present to yon. In this particular department
yon will find hundreds of styles of
Beaded "Wraps, Silk and Lace Wraps, Broad
cloth Newmarkets, Corkscrew Jackets, Pine Stock
inette Jackets, Blouses, Pleated and Smocked Jer
seys and Children's Cloaks and Jerseys.
The goods have all been selected with the utmost regard to quality, fit and style. We
feel snre that no house can offer yon better inducements regarding- prices and styles, any
assertion to the contrary notwithstanding. We do not indulge in bombastic announce
ments; it is not necessary. Onr increasing trade is onr best advertisement. Come and
examine oar stock and styles before going elsewhere. Oar prices speak for themselves.
We can suit everybody.
TDIMMINPC 3e latest and choicest novelties in Dress Trimmings, of all kinds.
I nilfiilllliud. Buttons, Braids, Persian Bands, Tinsel Effects, etc., at most mod
Ml! I INCDV As usual, we lead with an immense assortment of Spring Hats, Bon
III ILL! 11 Cll I . nets, Flowers, Ribbons, Laces, Ornaments. Due notice of our regu
lar spring opening will shortly oe given.
Now is the time to buy these at bargain prices. We have an assort
ment of over 6,000 pairs, bought direct from the manufacturers. We
offer them at extraordinarily low prices. All full lengths and widths.
Prices range Trom 75o to $20 00 per pair. An elegant line of POR
TIERES, our own importation, ?3 CO to 58 00 per pair, worth 60 per
New Spring shades Kid Gloves, in immense variety, at 75o,
95c. $1 25. $1 50. Misses Kid Gloves. 45o. 68c. 75c per pair.
All 4-Button Stitched Backs.
Novelties in Ladies' and Gents' Neckwear, Veilings and Laces.
ONE LOW PRICE FOR EVERYBODY AT
510, 512, 514 MARKET ST. AND 27 FIFTH AVE.
NEWS OF THE HOUR.
The triumph of our Cloak Department is complete. Though we'v
won the ladies to our sjae on the cloak question many moons ago,
we have never captivated their hearts as thoroughly as right now
with our Grand Spring Opening Sale of Beaded and Plain Wraps,
Jackets, Jerseys, Long Garments, Beaded Shoulder Capes and
Fichus, Shawls, etc. Such a bewildering variety of fine and fash
ionable garments and such wondrously low prices are nothing short
of a revelation to the fair sex and a revolution of the Cloak busi
ness of this city. Our Special Grand Opening bargains will be in'
force during the balance of this week, and every lady who has.aa
eye for beauty, elegance, style and economy should see them.
And, now, let's step into the realms of Youth our Boys' depart
ment You'll find; it radiant with the best and latest styles of spring
Clothing. We know the wants of Young America to perfection, ana
our stock .expresses our knowledge. To begin with, the materials
from which our Boys' Clothing is made have been selected with a
special view to resist the roughest and hardest wear, the seams won't
rip, the buttons won't come off; so much for quality. As to prices:
they are the very lowest consistent with honest goods and honest
workmanship; this'U catch the boys' parents. You can easily sea
that we can please all in quest of Boys' good, and cheap Clothing,
whether kilt, short or long pant Suits. Mothers of boys, we expect
Now, a few words to the gentlemen. Have you bought your spring
Cyercoat yet? If you haven't, and are willing to save a few dollars
give us a call. Our variety of spring Overcoats is immense. You
can take your choice from cassimeres, corkscrews, cheviots, diago
nals, wide wales, meltons, crepes, Venetians, covert cloths, etc
Spring Overcoats in these materials come in an endless diversity of
new shades and colors, and are cut in the latest medium, long and
short English top styles. Concerning our prices : they are low
enough for anybody. To illustrate, take our beautiful Melton Over
coats at $T, our magnificent Cheviot Spring Top Coats at $10; our
elegant French Corkscrew Top Coats at $12 our gorgeous Venetian
Top Coats at $15; our English Covert Cloth Top Coats at $18; our
fine English Wide Wale Top Coats at S20. These garments are
fully equal to first-class custom work, and are infinitely superior to
the ready-made garments sold elsewhere at far above our prices.
A short Hat chat would be quite interesting to most gentlemen right
now, at the eve of the spring season. We want you to know that
our new spring stock exceeds in size, excels in beauty and outrivals
in cheapness anything of the kind ever known in this city. We now
show all the latest styles of the most celebrated American and for
eign Hat manufacturers. The new Knox shapes Silk Hats can be
found in our stock; we have the Youman, Dunlap and Miller shapes
of Stiff Hats in various fashionable- colors, and there isn't a new
style of a soft, traveling or crush hat that we can't show. But the
greatest point in our favors are the low prices we name. The large
business we do makes it possible for us to buy our Hats for "less
money and sell them at a smaller profit than any other house "in
Pittsburg. And the more our trade increases, the cheaper we can
afford to selL This season we'll name the lowest prices yet
DO YOU GET YOUR CLOTHES MADE TO ORDER?
Our Custom Tailoring Department is ready to serve you. The lar?
gest assortment ever seen here of Fine Imported Suitings and
Trouserings; the most skillful cutters and the best tailors are at
your disposal And, remember this: You'll find no war prices
here. Goods Suits to order at 25, $30 and 35; finest at $40 and
$45. Come and see us.
Fifth Avenue and Smithfleld Street
EVIDENCE OF CHEAPNESS
Can you call to mind any -wideawake
town of 1,000 inhabitants,
where lots can be bought at Prices
we ask and on such easy terms?
ONE PER CENT CASH, THEN ONE PER CENT EACH WEEK THEREAFTER UNTIL FULL AMOUNT IS PAID,
.:. PORTLAND .:.
Has 5,000 population. The Evans
addition is less than a mile from
the Court House, on the main
street; with three-fourths of the
population lying between it and
the Court House.
the county-seat of Jay county, In
diana, is half way between Fort
Wayne and Richmond, and 118
miles from Cincinnati by rail, or
about 90 'miles in a direct line. It
is in the largest continuous district
of natural gas-bearing land in the
world a district which has been
developed and tested by hundreds
of gas wells, demonstrating beyond
all doubt that the gas supply is in-exhaustible,-and
its quality for fuel
and illumination unsurpassed. The
gas wells now in "use at Portland
have an output of over 15,000,000 ,
cubic feet daily, and this supply
may be increased ad infinitum.
The Grand Rapids and Indiana
Railroad and the Lake Erie and
Western Railroad give Portland a
north, south, east and west outlet
The county is one of the richest
agricultural and stock-raising coun
ties in the State. Portland has fine
public schools, a Normal College,
two newspapers, viz.: "Commer
cial," "Sun;" a building and loan
association, seven churches, two
fine hotels, besides lesser ones, an
opera house, and does a large
wholesale, retail and manufactur
BUILDING LOT IN THE GREAT NATURAL GAS AND OIL FIELD AT PORTLAND, INDIANA.
The EVANS ADDITION
North Corporation Line of the
City of Portland,
And Lies Directly on the Principal
Street of the Town, Less Than One
Mile from the Court House.
Lots are offered in this subdivi
sion upon the following terms, viz.:
One per cent cash with order, then
one per cent each week thereafter
(or more if so desired by pur
chaser), until full amount is paid,
when warranty deed will be exe
cuted for the property. Af rebate .
of 10 per cent will be made for all
cash in advance. On receipt of
first payment a bond for a deed
will be forwarded to the purchaser
with the amount duly credited; ako
a large plat of the property and a
colored township map showing the
exact location or tbe addition.
THE TITLE TO THE LAND IS
ABSOLUTELY FREE AND UNIN
CUMBERED, A complete .abstract of title fur
nished free to all purchasers on re
ceipt of first payment
THE LOTS ARE 25x140 AND
LARGER, fronting on 50-foot
street with 15-foot alley, and are
equal in value to lots selling in
other localities of the gas belt at
150. We advise taking two or.
more lots to secure a good frontage.
There are 12 lots to the block.
WE OFFER LOTS AT PRICES AS
FOLLOWS: $40, $45. $50, $55,
$60, $65, $70, $75, $80. and $85
each; Meridian street lots are $90
and $100. All without interest, and
free of taxes until deed is executed.
If any application is received
after all the lots are disposed of
the money inclosed for first pay
ment will be returned. No atten
tion paid to inquiries unless the one
per cent for lot is inclosed.
Remember the number of lots is
limited, and "first come, first
GAS WELLS ARE WITHIN 100
FEET and lie at southeast and
south-west corners, while just
west of it is the
ONLY OH, FIELD IN THE STATE
PORTLAND, INDIANA, March i, 1888.
I have made the survey and plat of the land comprised
tn the Evans addition to the city of Portland, Jay county ,
Indiana, and hereby certify that there ts not a lot in said sub
division thaizs not suitable fdr building purposes and suscep
tible, of good drainage. The subdivision adjoins the corpora
tion line of the city. Meridian street, which passes through
the property, is the principal street of the city and the main
thoroughfare of the county leading into the city. Sixteenth
street is also an important highway.
C. E.. ROGERS,
Ex-County Surveyor and present City Civil Engineer.
We, the undersigned, are familiar with the above de
scribed property and indorse the foregoing statement in refer
THEODORE BAILY, Mayor of the City.
PM. HEARN, Abstractor.
ESj. MARSH, Editor "Commercial." . ."V"'
SEARING BROS., Grocers.
J. C. LOWRIE, Postmaster.
H. O. WELDON, Proprietor Merchants' Hotel.
PORTLAND is develop
ing quite rapidly since the
discovery of Natural Gas and .
Oil in that locality. Popula
tion is increasing and land
advancing. A number of new
. factories, business blocks, and
over 100 dwellings have been.
built within the past year.
' There is every reason toJ)g.
lieve that an investment made
will bring to thepursr
11 1 .fr-i
cnaser targe returns in tnc-
ng business. J w aaainon. ' "' " - ii. u. wuuuiv, proprietor mercnams notei. near future
A. E EVANS, TRUSTEE, PORTLAND, IND, OR ROOM 76, JOHNSTON BUILDING, CINCINNATI,;-!
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