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Adam Fuss, corner Second avenue and Vespu
clus street: B. F. Fear, 2272 Second avenue;
Bridget Fay, 1580 Second avenue: T."F. Haverty,
23SOSecond avenue; John M. Kelly, Second
avenue; John S. Mullen, 1324 Second avenue;
Patrick McAvoy.1370 Seccnd avenue; Edward
O'Donnell, 1372 Second avenue; Peter Qulnn,
1390 Second avenue.
THE OLD, OLD STORT.
The questions and answers have become
routinish. The sales average about $40 a
day. All but a few keep restaurants, even'
if they only furnish one meal in a year.
Those who have no license want one, as they
think it necessary.
The' applications heard yesterday were,
from the residence portion of the city, and
the attendance was not large. At the morn
ing session nothing startling was brought
The ladies of the V. C. T. TJ. and other
temperance workers were on hand. The
name of 3Ir. Christy, in their behalf, .has
become familiar to every reader of License
Court report. He is a man who has always
enjoyed a good reputation as a lawyer. He
has also enjoyed the honor of making laws at
Barrisburg. Picture an elderly man, above
medium height, with quite an athletic appear
ance; his hair of a slightly reddish tinge, with
time slowly dyeing it gray. It is combed pom
padour, and is slightly wavy; he has a full
beard, once sandy, but now streaked with
white: a long, flowing mustache and side whis
kers completing his appearance in that line.
His eyes are bine, and always in mo
tion. He dresses in a comfortable
and well-fitting business suit, with
a turn-down collar and a white necltle. TNhen
not making witnesses unhappy, he is either con
stantly wrapplnc and unwrapping a piece of
ner or toying with a large, gold Grand Arm v
ire" which he -wears as a watch charm, ana
which Is attached to a silt watch guard worn about
his neck and held in place across his shirt front
by a small diamond stud.
A. recording akcel.
He has constantly three books before him, and
when he commences to study them he may well be
called the Recording Angel of the License
Court." These books "are formed of newspaper
clippings) letters, records of last year's License
Court, and other items or interest about applicants
and .saloonkeepers. "When he has found what he
Is after, he seizes the book, arises to his feet, and,
after making sure of his point, throws his book
dawn again on ine table and gives his head a
slight toss, as If to say: "oir, I'm ready for
Captain Wlsbart is usually seated behind,
stroking his mustache. When he sees a point he
pokes Mr. Christy In the ribs, and they together
proceed to make the applicant wish he were In
When Mr. Chrlstv arises to his feet the appli
cant casts one quick nervous glance toward mm,
anoV In almost every case, commences to falter In
giving his answers. The examinations are sharp,
and manv a wordy duel is fought by Mr. C. as he
leans againt the corner post of the railing and
twirls a piece ofpaper Inliis fingers.
Michael JllUer came hesitatingly up toward the
railing, laid his hat down on the table, shored his
hands down Into his pockets, looked at the Judge,
then at his hat, and after casting appealing
glances at the man who be pays to stand up with
lm at the bar; acknowledged that he had been
doing nothing for the past year. He 6ald he did
not apply last year, as he thought he "would
'Hadn't you better continue quitting?" said
Judge White, while a smile lurked about the cor
ner of his mouth.
1'oorMr. Sillier had an awful siege, and. after
lifting up h.'s hat and firing it down on the table
again, as he glanced at his attorney, he retired, a
sadder but a wiser man.
WAVING THE SIGNAL.
Henry J. Thoina was represented by his wife,
and, attr the usual qsestluns were asked. Cap
tain Wlshart waved his hands wildly toward Mr.
Christy, who was over In a corner paying his re
epects to the fair ladies or the W. C.T.U., seated
In the Jury box. smiling serenely upon the
Court, the reporters and the lawyers. The wit
ness had sworn that she had purchased beer
In buckets, and Mr. Christy wanted to know
where she had got that beer. She said she did not
care to Implicate an v person: but her lawyer made
her disclose the names of the person who filled
the "growler" for her.
Jerry JSeacom keeps a saloon on Franfcstown
avenue. He stood at the table like a man who had
a furt thing of It, and knew that -he had it. He
was a typical, way-back hotel keeper. Spreading
the fingers of one hand out on the ta
ble, he crossed his feet, allowing
the toe of his one polished boot to rest at case upon
Hie toe of the other, while with his other hand he
pulled a soiled white handkerchief out ol bis coat
pocket and slowly mopped his expansive brow,
then blew hi6 nose, placed the handkerchief back
in his pocket, gave a little bit of sandy whiskers
an energetic tug or two, threw bis head to one side
as if to 6av: "Now 1 am ready. Your Honor: Ju6t
fire away."" Ills Houor proceeded to fire, and the
applicant told the many advantages of bis hotel
and the quietness of bis visitors from Westmore
Anton Menlkus was a German, as his name
would Indicate. He acknowledged that he re
ceived an eighth of beer every week, as his wife
was ill. and that he and his wife drank that much
beer every week.
EXCELLENT PASTBT EXCELLENT.
In the examination of B. B. McDowell Judge
White said that the neighborhood protested vigor
ously against granting the applicant a license, as
bis place is at Fenn and Brushton avenues, in the
heart of a resident neighborhood. His Honor
said: "I am surprised at your never having a
license; yourwire is one of the best cooks in the
county," and a smile flitted across His Honor's
face as recollections of samples of her cookery
probably arose before him. He said the applicant
had a good reputation and tne neighborhood was
also a good one.
"Then you should give a llocnse to a good man,
if it Is a good neighborhood." said the applicant,
as lie drew his hand across his mouth in order to
hide the blushing smile.
WilhelmlnaSchoeller.of 6379 Penn avenue, was
too closelv questioned by Mr. Christy, and got
rather angry.and Informed that gentleman that
she "told the truth, anyway."
William Van Buren.of the East End ToteL had
an easv time of 1U His bar receipts are very low.
'Your neighbors are not very heavy drinkers, "
remarked His Honor.
John Donlon came trotting up tothetablewith a
sound like a horse walking across a barn floor.
He answered His Honor's questions with a short
naslr,"or "vcsslr." and was in the habit ot
taking an entirely different meaning of the ques
tion and giving a wrong answer. He complained
that he was "hard of hearing. Your Honor."
When asked what he was doing, he said: "Doln'
a day's work, Tour Honor, when I can get it."
A REAL LIVE FUSS.
Adam Fass has a saloon and sells sandwiches.
He acknowledged that crowds from his place were
in the habit of standing about the door. , He said
he told the police to move them on; but he could
do nothing, and the police officer on his beat was
In the habit of getting drinks in his saloon while ,
Mr. Christy asked him it he was not the man
who swept dirty water on several ladles of the W.
C T. U.
Mrs. Gibson, of Glenwood, was called and
sworn. She said she was a member or the W. C
T. U., and that once she had dirty water swept
upon her and on another occasion npon some of
Mrs. Gibson is a lad v who evidently has a mind
ofherown. Good looking, dressed in black, with
a pair of cunning carls hanging down her neck,
andafringcofthesameabout her forehead, she
would make the most persuasive of reformers.
Mr Fuss denied the story, and said it was the
temperance bovs who were put up by this asso
elation (onlv he could not pronounce this word)
that loafed "about his place. He said he never,
never cleaned his saloon nntll after 12 o'clock.
"Are these ladles out as late as that?" asked
- 'SYes. sir; a great deal later than that," said
he, defiantly, while the poor W. C T. U. were
horrified bv the accusation.
4. F. Havertv was called. His attorney stood on
his left. Mr, Chrlstv arose on his right. The for
mer bowed and smiled as if accepting tha chal
lenge. Mr. Christy How old is your oldest child?
A girl about 16."
"Does this child not help you at the bar?"
Did you not, on the 15th day of March, take this
girl out of school to help you at the bar?"
"Yes, sir; but not to tend bar: there was no ne
cessity.' "Did you not leave the city in July andleare
the saloon In charge of your children?"
No, sir; Heft it in charge or my sUter."
"Is she not blind?"
"No, sir: she has weak eyes."
John M. Kelly said his highest receipts were on
a dav when a church fair was being held in the St.
Stephen's Chbrch. and that his saloon was patron
ized by the church people.
-John S. Mullen came forward and made his little
statement as connectedlv as a child sometimes
sings a lesson in a monotone. He said: "I have
kept a 6aloon for the past year and served from
30 to 40 meals a day."
You kept a saloon?"
"You Bald you did.
"Excuse me: 1 did not mean It," he said,
"All right," said Judge White with a smile. He
got through his examination all right, and the
ontslders moved on.
Hugh Dugan was the last applicant for the day.
lie warmly resented the accusation that he form
erly kept a saloon which had a bad reputation,
and that he sold to minors. He is the onlv appli
cant for a saloon in Haaelwood. and the residents
arc making a hard fight against htm.
It is amusing to sit and watch thehands of the
applicants as they hold tliem up when taking the
oath, which the clerk drawls out with an expres
sion on his face as if It gave him pain to repeat
the formula. There are short hands and long
hands; fat hands and thin hands; hands with
prettv fingers and hands with fingers like
thumbs: fingers that are crooked, and fingers
that are straight; fingers with nails that are care
fully trimmed and polished, fingers with nails
that arc dirty a scries of hands, lu abort, which
woild t&kca palmist allfctlme to studv.
Bert Duncan was arretted last evening for con
tempt of court and placed in jail. He was called
yesterday by Attorney Christy In the License
Court to tell what he knew abont some of the ap
plicants for license from the Nineteenth ward and
failed to appear.
The Remain Shipped Home.
The remains of Stephen Lee, who was killed
on Second avenue by Charles Allen, Sunday
morning, were shipped to his former borne at
Washington, D. C., last night.
KQTES AND KOT10NS.
Many Matters of Much nnd Little Moment
Cracked a smile Broke the wineglass.
A close student One living on SO cents a
A cdcNTEEFErr copper An amateur detec
Can a pedestrian be eald to make headway
Ltly c. No, don't call him Chawlie unless
Music in the heir Drop paregoric in the
slot and hear the baby bowk
A new gymnasium is to be added to Yale.
They are going to roll their own cigarettes.
Thomas F. 'Keating, of New York, brother
of A. F. Keating, of Zug & Co.. is at the Hotel
"Seek, and ye shall And," is all well enough;
but it evidently was not intended to apply to
"Wanamaker says offensive partisanship
does not justify removal. Wanamaker has a
good memory, e
TnK Exposition prospectus says the show
will open September 4 at 8 P. St. and close Octo
ber 19 at 11 p. M.
John Hoffman went to jail yesterday in
default of $1,000 bail, to await his trial for ille
gal liquor selling.
"Wiggins says the weather will continue fair
and slightly cooler, and that is just what Clar
ence says of bis girl.
New York is startled at the announcement
that Kate Fields Is going to lecture again.
Well, she's a woman.
Lizzie Frances charges C. M. Painter with
the larceny of a watch and necklace, the hear
ing to be given Thursday.
The police gave a ten days' warning that
safe crackers were in the city, and still some
people insisted npon being robbed.
A BULL in a china shop Promising to de
liver an order for real imported Doulton'ware
direct from the works within two days.
James Johnston, a poor old man, sick and
friendless, was removed from a sned on Charles
street to the General Hospital, Allegheny.
George Wagg, employed in a brush factory
on Bagley alley, Allegheny, was caught in the
machinery yesterday and had a leg broken.
The petty fretty details of this life grind off
the edge of a supersensitive nature, but only
makes the hardened the more keen, ergo; don't
A boy named John Varley, of the West End,
was arrested yesterday because he played ball
on a vacant lot Sunday. It stood John ?3 and
The city of dressed beef and undressed
beef, is threatened with two new comedies.
Call one a drama, and they won't never know
English ladles are surpassing their hus
bands in skill at .billiards, and the game is
gaining ground here. The women should be
adepts in 'kissing." ,
George Long charges George and Jesse
Connors and David Haley with knocking him
down and beating him badly. They will have a
bearing Friday before Gripp.
It was reported in Allegheny, yesterday that
a fortune of $10,000 bad been left John C. Boyd,
one of the city's police officers. Boyd was not
on duty, and his story could not be learned.
John Connelly, the proprietor of the Point
"speak easy," was held for court in $3,000 bail
on the charges of keeping a disorderly house,
selling liquor on Sunday and without a license.
A festival for ihe benefit of the Home f or
Aged Colored Women, will be given at Lafay
ette Hall, April 1L Music, a supper, a gold
ring in a cake and a pleasant time are all on the
John Hoffman had a hearing before Mag
istrate Brokaw yesterday on the charges of
selling liquor without license and selling on
Sunday, and was held in 51,000 bail to answer
Is there anywhere in the world a more un
complaining lot of citizens, who brush the mud
off their boots when it rains and the dust out
of their eyes when it doesn't? Patience is not
always a virtue.
Those poor girls in Buffalo received only $15
a year for acting on the variety stage. For
tunately it kept them in clothes, though even
Buffalo acknowledged their dresses were as low
as their salaries.
Two boys, named Con Byan and Joe Simp
son, were locked in the Twenty-eighth ward
station last nicht, havinc created a disturbance
on Twenty-sixth street by .smashing a lot of
empty bottles empty bottles, remember.
George Jacobs, a clock peddler, died at the
Allegheny Hospital yesterday morning. He
had an exciting career, having been under
police surveillance, as he was believed to have
been implicated in a murder some years ago.
At a meeting of the Prohibition Executive
Committee yesterday Rev. J. H. Hector and
Colonel J. W. Custer, of Illinois, made ad
dresses: the latter statins that the West con
siders the fight in Pennsylvania as a crisis in
James Crow charges his sister, Bridget
Moore, with assaulting him and scratching his
face. She says he is a Jim Crow sort of fellow,
and threatens to make a scarecrow of him. A
Southside magistrate will investigate, this
The Bev. Charles A. Locke presided over a
meeting of the W. C. T. U., in the Smithfleld
M. E. Church, to further the cause of temper
ance, last night.' Rev. John Hector, a colored
minister from York, almost, but not quite,
rivaled Broadax Smith.
Pleasant variety was added to the usual
street scenes yesterday, by a well-dressed and
probably respectable man chasing his hat
down Fifth avenue. It was a beautiful sight,
and the round brimmed beaver bowled sheer
fully along, landing winner by a foot the
man's foot, as he stepped on ft in sheer des
peration. The Dispatch is glad to notice the general
interest shown in the Exposition movement.
One of the latest projects is a big theatrical
performance on Friday afternoon, April 12, un
der the auspices of our evening cotemporary,
the eader, for the benefit of the fund. A
great list of attractions is offered; and, as
everything tends to keep alive public interest,
we trust the entertainment will be a propor
tionate success. . -
Paralyzed the Cockroach. "Fresh, write
that fire up quick," the city editor ordered,
and the new reporter began: "In the beginning
God created the heavens and the" "What?"
yelled the editor, and Mr. F. began anew:
"When, in.the course of human events, it be.
comes necessary to" Somebody dragged the
editor away in time, and the scribe started in
again: "Ante helium et " "Who are your"
gasped the office in one breath, and the oldest
cockroach fell dead at the proud answer: "A
8EWIE C0NTBACTS LET.
The Board of Award Disposes of a Portion
of Its Bidders.
At the meeting of the Board of Awards yes
terday morning Chief Bigelow was the only
member of the board absent. The contracts
for new sewers were awarded as follows:
Dresden alley, E. F. Hughe3; SI, 1C2S8; Ellsworth
avenue, UttBros., $3 640 33: Center avenue, IS. J.
Mcllvalnc Si.62; Atwood street, M. Gallagher,
$2,899: Firth avenue. R. S. Waters, p.339 24; Fifth
avenue. Joseph Hastings, 83,173 29: Howe street,
E. F. Hughes, 51,301 40; Liberty avenue, E. F.
Hnghes, S3. 017 30; Euclid avenue, R. 8. Waters,
(1,409 17. Contracts for grading, paving- and
curbing were awarded as follows: Carnegie street,
K. Bracken, 2.456 56; Saophlre alley, grading
and paving, R. Hulls, 11,801 75.
The contract for furnishing 4.C00 tons of cast
iron water mains, for which there are four or
five bidders, was not awarded, as the members
of the department desired Chief Bigelow to Do
CoIIeso of Pharmacy Election.
The annual election of officers for the Col
lege of Pharmacy yesterday afternoon re
sulted as follows:
President. F.H. tigers: First Vice President,
Prof. Francis U. l'hllllps: Second Vice President,
S. S. Holland; Recording Secretary, Will 8.
Jones: Corresponding Secretary, Louis Emanuel;
Treasurer, F. W. Eggers; Curator, James I).
Cherry: Trustees, George A. Ktlly, l'erry M.
Glelm, A. C Robertson, Joseph F. Neely,. Julius
A. Koch, 1). H, Beech, Morris Einstein, Joseph
Klmmel. Homer McBrlde, John W. Miller and 1.
A Piitnfal Accident.
Robert Dorscy, employed at Fisher's foundry
on Twenty-fourth street, met with a serious ac
cident yesterday morning by being struck in
the eye by a sharp piece of stick, thrown by
William McClelland. He was taken to his
borne on Kirkpatrick street, and Dr. Camming
called to attend him. The doctor says he will
lose the eye.
Tbc Workhouse Report.
Prom the press of Percy F. Smith has just
been issued the Nineteenth Annual Eeport
of the County Workhouse.
Special IS 1-2 Cent Dress Ginghams at S
These are a big bargain, solid value.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
. Penn Avenue Stores.
The American Flint Glass Blowers
Are Working for Bottles.
THE BOTTLE TBADE WOULD SUFFER
The Shutdown Movement on the River Has
THE GRIST OF THE INDUSTRIAL MILL
There is a quiet movement .on foot among
tbe.members of the American Flint Glass
"Workers' Association Jo create an opposi
tion in the association against the1 proposed
prohibition Constitntional amendment. It
is stated that a number of. local unions will
folio w the example of the Knights of Labor
green bottle blowers and pass resolutions
protesting against the adoption of the
The object in doing this is to prevent do
mestic injury to the glass business in the
event of a prohibitory law. A great part of
the output of the flint glasshouses in this
city goes into the saloon business in "West
ern Pennsylvania. The manufacturers
claim this business is worth hundreds of
thousands of dollars, and, if it be taken
away.it will not only be a great loss to
them, but will also fall heavily on the glass
workers. In speaking of the matter yester
day, "William Dillon, Secretary of the
"American Flints," said:
"I am going to vote against the adoption
of the amendment, and J think I am safe in
saying that the majority of our members
will do likewise.
LOCAL UNIONS MAX ACT ON IT.
"As an organized body we will not take
any action one way or the other, but I do
not know what the different local unions
will do. We do not allow questions of pol
itics to enter the sanctuary of our order, and
one of the fundamental principles of the
association is to preserve the" autonomy of in
dividuality. We do not believe "in legislating
the votes of our members. If they wish to vote
and work against the amendment, that is their
own private business.
"One of the reasons why a majority of our
men will work against the amendment is the
injury it will do our business. You will remem
ber that, after the first few months of the high
license law, we had a great boom In the bottle
business here. Manufacturers who bad large
stocks oi bottles that they had been carrying
for years sold them at good prices, and this
consequently made a good demand for more at
the factories. Pint liquor flasks and beer bot
tles were in demand all over the State, and
this city got the benefit of it In nearly every
case where men got bottles of liquor they
threw away the bottles as soon as they were
emptied. The same' bottles were rarely used
"If the prohibition amendment carries, It
will close down all the saloons and drinking
places. These establishments keep' a large
stock of bottles on band, which they get from
the Pittsburg manufacturers. If you close up
these saloons, yon kill this glassware trade, and
the men who make the ware will really be the
"The saloons of Pittsburg have always been
good customers of the glass men. There is so
much glassware of all kinds used and broken
every day that it counts up to
A LARGE SUM IN A TEAR.
"The breakage of one beer glass in a saloon
by a customer does not amount to much; but
it just takes one glass out of the stock, which
constantly has to be replenished. What will
become of the large stocks of 'bottles and glass
ware on the hands of saloon keepers now, I do
not know. I do know, however, that as indi
viduals, the majority of the glassworkers will
use all their influence to reject the amend
ment. Mr. David Pugh, a member of the Executive
Council of the Association, formerly of this
city but now of Jeanette; said vesterdayr
I suppose that out of the f60 glass workers
who are In the association at Jeanette, there
are about ten who will vote for the amend
ment ijKe tne glass blowers of Pittsburg, we
think it would do an irreparable injury to our
business. The utility of glassware in the
liquor business is so great that we cannot af
ford to help kill the trade. There are thou
sands of our members who. are-temperance
men, but will not vote for the amendment on
Mr. Hemmer, another member of the associa
tion who was at the rooms vyesterday, said:
"Of course the passage of -the amendment
would seriously injure our business: but I think
it would only be temporary. The natural
growth of business would soon make op for
what we lost"
The green bottle blowers, who have de
nounced the prohibitory law are going to make
an active canvass for anti-prohibition. They
are talking of distributing pamphlets in the
different glasshouses and workshops of the
Southside, setting forth the disadvantages to
their business of a prohibitory law.
COAL MINES ClSsED.
0'Kell& Co. Are the First Prominent Firm
to Shut Their Works.
The shut-down of coal mines along the
Mononaahela river, spoken of in The Dis
patch two weeks ago yesterday, has been
entered npon by some of -the operators. On
Saturday last O'Neil fc Co. closed down their
several works without any prospect of resump
tion. Joseph Walton & Co. are contemplating
following the example of O'Neil, Before the
beginning of the next week a number ot others
will suspend operations until wages come down
or the price of coal goes up. A well-known
operator; In speaking of the situation, said
"We have almost come to'the point when we
are ready to shutdown, and will do so in a few
days. Every market in the South is over
stocked with coal, and prices are very low.
There is a little, empty craft up the nver, and
this is being loaded. .After that is done every
thing will close down, and. we will then force a
reduction on the price of mining. As 1 said
several weeks ago, we are tired losing money,
and wages must come down.
"We will simply close down the works -and
make an offer to reopen them at a half a cent
reduction in the price of mining. If the miners
take it, all well and good, they can go" to work.
If they do not they can remain idle until prices
get better in the South. It is immaterial to the
operators whether the miners accept the terms
A meeting of the Coal Exchange will
be held! Friday, at which time some
thing will be done in regard to the
situation. One of Joseph Walton's schemes is
to run all his empty craft into the fourth pool
and there load it It costs half a cent less to
dig coal there than in the other pools and does
not cost much more to run 100 barges than it
would from mines below there.
KNIGHTS OP LABOR M0TING.
District Assembly No. 3 is Now at 101
Master Workman I. N. Boss, of D, A.
No. 3, Knights of Labor, and Secretary
Miss Laura Powell were busy all day yes
terday moving their effects into the new quar
ters of the district on the fourth floor of No.
101 Fifth avenue, next door to the old Dis
The quarters they have vacated will be torn
down soon to make way for the new block to
be erected by the Bank of Commerce.
' TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK.
Almost Ready for Work at the Jeneatte
Tank Glass Factory.
Next week" work will be begun in the
glass factory of Chambers & McKee at
Jeanette. The glass will b-3 drawn from the
Dew tank furnaces, which have lately been in
troduced in this country.
The tanks havo been heating for the past two
weeks, and the glass is almost ready to be
worked. The McKee factory, at the same
place, is running full, and the new system of
glass making is working all. right
Coal Men Are Pleased.
The majority of coal operators In this city
and railroad officials are muchpleasjed with the
decision of the Inter-State. Commerce Com.
mission sustaining the railroad companies for
making rates for -coal under the 40-mile radius.
Master Workmnn Rao at Everson. ,
A special from Scottdale last night said that
John a Bae, Master Workman of National
Assembly K. of L., No. 135, addressed a large
meeting ot coke workers at Everson.
Pnddlers Goinc to Ohio.
About 50 of the old pnddlers of the Republic
THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
Iron Works left last night for AUikana, O., to
work'in the new mill at that place. It will be
operated by the Republic Company.
Sixty Cents for Mining.
The Westmoreland and Penn Qas Coal com
panies at Irwin yesterday posted notices at
their pits that they will pay 60 cents per ton for
mining coal for one year, commencing April L'
This is the present rate. The miners have de
cided to accept it
A CONFESSION EXPOSED.
Robinson Sara the Strange Median Woman
Died Before HI Release.
Alleged deathbed confessions, implicating
persons yet .living, ore always looked npon
with a good many grains of allowance, es
pecially when made for publication as clear
ing up some noted, mjsterious case.. So, it
would seem, the story of one Lizzie Meehan, of
Cleveland, who died nearly a year ago, should
be received, particularly in view of the fact
that it just comes out She is 'alleged to have
admitted that she was the wife or James Rob
inson, of Pittsburg, the young 'gentleman
whom the courts found free of any comnllcity
in thenoted Ravenna robbery, and to have
"confessed that She knew Robinson and an
other to have been present at the. crime."
'James Robinson, who has been living, a lite
open and above board among friends in Pitts
burg since his acquittal, said to a Dispatch
reporter last night:
"This sensational story bears the evidence on
its face of fabrication. The woman alluded to
died, before my Telease, when such evidence
would have been grasped eagerly by my perse
cutors.' Moreover, she was never my wife; nor
was any other woman. I am a single man, and
I never knew, much less talked with, any
Lizzie Meehan, of Cleveland. I' don't like to
be Injured by such stories. I have suffered
enough already wrongfully and without ex-
THE LADLE WAS TIPPED, -
Splnshlnjt Liquid 9IeaI on Four Men, at
Shortly before 10 o'clock last night a bad
accident occurred in the Bessemer depart
ment of Shoenberger's mill, on Tenth
street, resulting in the burning of four men,
Martin Cochrane, Charles Stoff, William Kane
and August Myers were filling a large mold
with metal when, from some unknown cause,
the ladle tipped and the molten mass poured
over the men.
Cochrane, a young fellow of 2S. and residing
on Fourteenth street, was burned on' his face
and body, leavine him in a serious condition.
Stoff, who is 30 years old, and boards on Pike
street was injured about- the face and arms,
and is expected to recover. Kane was fatally
burned all over the body and is injured very
badly. He lives at No. 5919 Liberty street.
Myers, whollves at Nn. 1605 Penn avenue got
off with a few slight bums on his f acerand arms.
Drs. Dnncan and Stromcher are attending the
men at their homes and it is hoped that all will
BACK FROM JAPAN.
A Piltsbnrc Lady Returns After Five Tears'
Work as a MIlonary.
Airs. Eev. Dr. Dukes, of Kobe, Japan, is
in the city on a visit to her father, Mr. Jo
seph Bennett, of No. 40 Federal street,
Pittsburg, Mrs. Dukes left this city nearly five
years ago, as Miss Mary J. Bennett, to go to
Japan as a missionary of the Episcopal Church.
About three years ago she married Rev. Dr.
Dukes, who is a missionary of the M. E.
Church, and has since aided him in that work.
She brings with ber a 15-months-old boy, a
very bright little fellow, who was born in Ja
pan, Mrs. Dukes was compelled to return in
order to regain her health and strength. She
will be joined by ber hnsbaud after awhile,
and both will return to Japan after a short
visit to America.
Mrs. Dukes says that they are having won.
derful success in Japan, and there are many
converts. Leaving there February 29, she bad a
WHAT KILLED SMOKER?
Hla Confinement In Central Station Said to
be the Direct Cause.
Near the end of last month a man named
JohrrSmoker was arrested on a warrant
issued Jby Judge Gripp. and locked up in
Central Station. .He was suffering from an in
jured hand at the time of his .arrest, and when
released shortly after on bail, he went to -the
West Penn Hospital, where be died on the 16th
of this month.
As is now stated by various parties. Smoker
died from the effects of the confinement upon
his band, and it is stated that some relatives of
his Uving in Butler county intend to sue for
BOUGHT BEER IN JUGS.
A Southiido Brewer ia Arrested for Belling
Stoff to Minora.
An information was lodged before Magis
trate Brokaw, of the Southside, yesterday!
by Inspector McKelvy' against Peter J.
Anen, a well-known brewer, charging him with
selling liquor to minors.
The Inspector alleges that a number of boys
are in the habit of going to Auen's brewery.
particularly on oaturaay mgnt, ana
Juts of beer and drinking the liauor in boa:
- -, , .. .. .
yaras ana otner out-oi-tue,way places, ana cre
ating disorder. The defendant was arrested
and held for a hearing on Wednesdav.
AN OFFICIAL INQUEST.
The Second Avenne Shooting Investigated
by the Coroner.
Coroner McDowell yesterday began the
inquest on the body of Stephen Lee, who
was shot by Charles Allen on Sunday morn
ing. Inspector McAleese and Captain George
Mercer, who arrested Allen, testified that the
prisoner had admitted the shooting at the time
of his arrest
The testimony of several other witnesses was
heard, showing that the men had quarreled
previous to the shooting. The inquest will be
CRACKED AND ROBBED.
A. L. Sailor's Safe Blown Open and About
S300 Taken Therefrom.
A safe standing in the rear of A. L.
Sailor's store, at the corner of Sixth, and
Liberty streets, was discovered yesterday
morning broken open, with about $300 ab
stracted. The job was executed so neatly that
the police have hardly any clew, although the
building was guarded by police officers and a
Fictitious Names Not So Funny.
It is a frequent and unseemly trickf or parties
who are brought up at the station house to give
fictitious names. Some fellow at 'Squire
Qripp's hearing Sunday morning did this,
giving his name as George Mashey in answer to
a complaint of singing on Fountain street Sat
urday night- As Mr. Geortre Mashey. tho well
known business man of Fifth avenue, is the
only person of that name in the city, he natural
ly felt warm enough about' the fellow's impu
dence to have made tho situation interesting if
he had net the offending individual yesterday
ItJs needless to say, of course, that of the thou
sands who know Mr. Mashey no one would be
misled bv the Chan's nse of his name; hnt it i.
annoying none the less to reputable citizens i
to nave mis sou. oi uumor practiced. A few
sharp additions to the ordinary penalties will
put a stop to giving fictitious names.
The Seductive Three-Card Monte.
Michael "Dewenskl brought suit against
Thomas Jonowskl at Alderman Porter's office
last night, charging him with ' keeping a
gambling house. The defendant, a Pole, lives
at 1822 Penn avenue, where, .the prosecutor
claims, he has been receiving his Polish friends
and seducing them out of their money by a
three-card monto game. The defendant gave
bail for a bearing to-morrow.
Over the Hill.
Yesterday afternoon, while James Barlow
was dumping a load of dirt at- the corner of
Jones street and Wylie avenne, fhe horse and
cart went over an embankment, rolling down a
distance of SO feet The borse's neck was
broken and the cart was totally wrecked.
Superintendent of Police Gamble Weir left
last evening for Harrisburg. He was accom
panied by George Shlras III and Charles Rob
inson, who were going back. to the Legislature.
George von Bonnborst also left for the capital
on the early train this morning.
Lndlea' Raw Silk Glove as 33 Cents.
These are 75 cent quality, light shades.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
- '- Tenn Avenue Stores.
TUESDAY, JVIAROH,. 26,.;.
THE CANAL NO GOOD.
Colonel Andrews Says It Would De
. stroy American Commerce.
A NEW POINT AGAINST BUltDING IT
Oar Sailing" Vessels Could Not Go Through
RAIN STORMS WOULD 0TERFL0W IT
Colonel James. Andrews, of the Tehnan
tep'ec Ship Bailway scheme, was in the city
yesterday, and left last night tor New York
to see some of the stockholders of the com
pany. While at the Union-station he talked
freely of the scheme and the success it is
meeting with. He brought ont'a new point
that has never been mentioned before in con
nection' with the Nicaragnnn Canal scheme.
He thinks the canal can be constructed, but
the trouble will be to maintain it, and make
it work successfully. If it does work it. will
have the effect of destroying what little
American shipping there now is. Colonel
"If the canal is constructed and it is
worked successfully it will put an end to
American, ships. It is not a question of
whether the;canalcan be constructed or not
or what the expense will be, but the matter
will resolve Itself into the question of wliether
.it can be maintained or not
MIGHT SHAKE THEM OUT.
"Owing to the peculiarities of nature in that
country such as floods; earthquakes, erap'tlons,
etc., the' canal could be destroyed in a very few
"I can remember when we had the Pennsyl
vania canal between this city and Johnstown,
and how hard it was to keep It in repair. When
a little storm would come up the water would
overflow the banks and they would cave in.
Imagine what would happen to a canal in a
country where the rainfall is from 12 to 16 feet
in 12 months.
"When the model of the canal was being ex
hibited at the Chamber of Commerce in this
city the scheme looked to be entirely feasible,
but the people who viewed it never for a mo
ment stopped to consider whether it would
work or not. The idea is to make the dams
about 100 feet high. This is about the height
of the Hamilton bulldnlg: During a heavy
rainfall I would shudder for the safety ot the
mechanical appliances supposed to hold the
water in the different basins. What will be
used to keep the dirt from being washed into
the canal? Why, a couple of cart loads ot mud
would impede the progress of a vessel through
A PERTINENT QUESTION.
"Did people ever stop to consider how the
American shipping interests are to be de
stroyed by the canal? Most of the vessels used
by the English companies are steamers, while
those belonging to Americans are sailing ves
sels. What chance would a sailing vessel have
for getting through the canal? There would
be no winds to drive It through, and to estab
lish special power would cost too much money.
I have it from reliable authority that there has
been but two sailing vessels that have passed
through the Suez Canal since it has
been constructed. The English vessels
now can , underbid - us on freight rates.
If they could get through the Nicaraguan Ca
nal and the American vessels were shnt out,
they would still have a greater advantage over
us. The consequence is that what few Amer
ican vessels there are nowwonld soon be driven
out of the carrying trade entirely. There is an
organization here called the American Shipping
League that has for its object the advancement
of the American maritime commerce. They
had better take hold of this matter and nip it
in the bud."
DIED BY ARSENIC.
An Allegheny Girl Dies In Detroit While
Visiting a Brother.
The New York Eerald of yesterday con
tains the following sensational story by
telegraph from Detroit:'
"John Cschoeguer'and wife, living at No.
210 Kentucky street, were visited by Cschoeg
ner's well-to-do mother and sister, of Allegheny
C'ity,Pa.,a few weeks ago. A few; days, after their
arrival both visitors' were taken slclewith pains
in the stomach and .shortly after Emma, the
sister, died! An autopsy, .revealed the fact
that the girl had come to her death through
the Influence of a large dose of arsenic. This
shows that she either committed suicide or
"John Cschoegner and bis wife departed for
Allegheny City, Pa., where, the interment was
to take place. They stated that they would be
back here two days after the faneral. This
was nearly two weeks ago, and they have not
yet returned. Cschoegner disappeared from
Allegheny City two days after the funeral.
"His wife Is reported to have had four hus
bands within the last few years, and as there
was insurance money on the life of the last
one, it makes this case very interesting."
BURNED TO DEATH BI TURPENTINE;
Alter a Week of Agony a Sign Painter Die
nt the Mercy Hospital.
Charles Vockrodt, a sign painter, died at
the Mercy Hospital early yesterday morn
ing. A weekagoMr.Tockrodt was found
in the cellar of his brother's drugstore, 480
Fifth avenue, with his clothing saturated with
turpentine. He was unconscious and was
taken at once to the hospital. The turpentine
bad severely burned him, and he could not
rally from the effects. It is supposed that he
was filling a can with turpentine when he was
overcome by the fumes of the liquid and fell,
while the turpentine ran over him.
' -Mr. Vockrodt was 39 years of age, and leaves
a wife and two children. He was formerly in
business with his brother in the drugstore, bat
for a year back has been a master painter. He
lived on Locust street
A GOOD SEND-0PP.
H. P. Ford Tndorsed By a Body of Rcpnbll
cans for Postmaster.
The Republican Executive 'Committee of
Pittsburg held a meeting .last night, in
Council chambers, William' Flinn presiding.
Clarence Burleigh handed in a set of resolu
tions, which' were adopted, recommending
Henry P. Ford for the position of postmaster
at the expiration of the term of the present
The resolutions were signed by 100 of those
present, and Messrs. Burleigh andMcCleary
will present them to President Harrison.
BARNES HAY REELECTED.
Tbe Probable Successor to President Scott,
of tho Taller Road.
Tbe funeral of John Scott, President of
the Allegheny .Valley Eailroad, will take
place at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and the re
mains will be interred in Allegheny Cemetery.
It is reported that W.-H. Barnes, the other re
ceiver of the road, will be elected to tbe presi
dency. That Other Centennial.
The Washington Inaugural Centennial Com
mittee met last night and heard the reports ot
sub-committees. uontriDutlons were reported
as follows: Spang. ChalfaUt & Co.. $50; Dil
wortb, Porter fe Co., $25; A. E. W. Painter, J25;
Hopper Bros., $10. and Boges & Buhl, $10.
Better Behind the Bar.
John Dletcb, a demented man, living on
Howard street, in Allegheny, with his friends,
was arrested last night on Federal street by
Officer Oullln. He bad escaped from his home
a few days ago, and had since been roaming
To Preserve Potatoes.
Several Alleghenlans named W. B. Stewart,
William Decker, J. N. Tbacker and G. Gold
ner claim to have discovered a process by
which sweet potatoes may be preserved for
years. They will attempt to organize a stock
Never "bull-doze" a man, but yon may
"bull-dose" him with Dr. Bull's Congh
Special 13 1-2 Cent Dress Ginghams at 8
These are a big bargain', solid valne.
. Jos.Horne & Co.'a
Penn Avenne. Stores.
Large Assortment Mohair Dress Goods,
Plain colorsjand fancy printings and striped
effects these are fine qualities.
. . Jos. Horne& Co.'s
' ' '! Penn, Avenue Stores.
ALL CLEARED AWAY. I '
Select and Common Council! Done With
Business Until tbo Reorganization .la
April Garbage Talk.
In clearine the desks for the' year .Select
Council yesterday absolved from taxes for
the year 1888 the defunct firm of Graff,
Bennett & Co., and ordered a warrant
drawn for $16,867 in favor of George, L. Pea
body fe Co., for repairing 'Fourth'avenue's vul
canite pavement The report of the Depart
ment of Public Safety for the month of Febru
ary was presented and adopted as follows:
Expenses General office, $333 32; Bureau of
Plre. 813. 3S7 60: Bureau or Police, S19.136; Elec
tricity, S2,SU 28: Health, 2,223 38; Bnlldlng In
spectors, 350: Plumbing Inspector, PJS.- Total,
tW,243 SS. Balance in appropriation, (614,256 44.
In connection with the contract for fuel for
the garbage furnace, Chief Brown presented
a report in which he stated that from expe
rience and tests the figure asked by the Phila
delphia company ($300 per month, or $36,000
per year), the only bidder, was about the best
the city could get Owing to the limited
amount of money .in the Bureau of Health
last year, the report went op to say, the gar
bage furnace was only rnn actually during the
months of June, July, August and September;
There will be a clause in the agreement that
the city will only be required to pay for the
gas during such part of each month as the
furnace is in operation.
Tire report was received and filed, but Dr.
Evans opposed the approval of the contract
until Chief Brown was heard from. Mr.
Evans had the word of It. H. Smith, the man
who erected the garbage furnace; that it could
be fired at an expense of 600 for fuel per year.
Mr. Robertson also objected to the figures of
the Philadelphia Company, and. thought it
strange that the city had to accept anything
that corporation might see fit to give. It was a
pity, he said, that there was no competition in
that lino of business in the' city.
Mr. Sullivan was opposed- to the contract
personally, but be thought it was folly on tbe
part of the members of Council to object or
protest against extravagance or waste of the
people's money when tbe people themselves
took no interest in the matter, made no pro
tests and continued to elect men to Council
who cared nothing for the people's interests.
Mr. Sullivan bad always, during his term in
office, consulted the interests of the-people in
everything that came before Councils, and
thought sach men as Mr. Frew should lave
been supported and elected; but now he rather
thought it would have been better if no atten
tion had been paid to such trifles, and instead
of shaving down extravagance and preventing
waste, the members shonld have let things go,
so that the people would have been awakened
to a realizing sense of their own interests.
Mr. Frew jumped to his feet immediately
and objected to Mr. Sullivan's placing him in
tbe category of defeated reformers. He had
not been a candidate for re-election and there
were no sour grapes about him. He had de
clined a renomination and did not regret that
his term in Council had expired.
After this little digression Chief Brown came
in and answered a number of questions
about the expense of firing tbe garbage fur
nace. The furnace bad been built to do cer
tain things, but had failed to perform anything
like what it was guaranteed to do by tbe
builder. After this statement by Mr. Brown
tbe contract was approved without opposition,
and then the following ordinances were passed
For the grading, paving and curbing of Center
avenne. from Soho street to Hlland avenne; estab
lishing the grade of Vine street; re-locating part
of llcrron avenne; locating Orlena, Flngal, Re
public, Seward, Itutlcdge and Leila streets: sew
ers on Penn and Braddock avenues; sewer on
Uolden, Smumerlea, Howe and O'Hara streets;
sewers on Carey alley and South Railroad street;
opening Welsh way and Manton alley: grading,
paving and curbing Allen. Boqnet and Railroad
streets and Dresden alley: vacating the streets
laid out by the late Phillip Wlnebiddle, In the
AVlneblddle plan, .Nineteenth ward.
The desks being all cleared, Mr. Robertson
then in a brief speech proposed a standing vote
ot thanks to Mr. Ford for his kindness and im
partiality to the members during his term as
Chairman, whichwas unanimously agreed to.
Mr. Ford responded briefly and the Council
A NEW ROAD AND BALLS.
Time Extended for the Former, and the
Latter to be Regulated.
The ordinance extending the time of com
mencing work on the Pittsburg Passenger
Bailroad was called np in Common Council
yesterday. Mr. Ferguson wanted to know
the route of this road, but could only learn that
it is the Webster avenue line, and that the or
dinance did not affect the route. The bill
Nearly $2,000 In overpaid taxes were ordered
refunded to various persons on recommenda
tion of tbe Controller.
The ordinance regulating, public, balls, .was
then called np, and Mr. Cnlbertson moved to
strike out the proviso that excepted charity
and private balls from the provisions of the or
dinance. Mr. Carnahan opposed'this, claiming
that the proviso was necessary. Mr. Cnlbert
son said that some very objectionable balls had
been held under the guise of charity. Mr.
Carnahan replied that the' Superintendent of
Police was made tbe jud;e of what is a chari
table or private ball.
Mr. Magee pleaded for the passage of the or
dinance. It was a step in the right direction,
and was needed. To amend it now would force
it back to Select Council, where it might not
be reached before the close of the session. The
ordinance was not perfect; but it was better
than none, and could be- amended by a supple
mentary ordinance next session.
Mr. Ferguson was opposed to the ordinance
as it stood. There should be a provision to
prevent young gills, from attending public
balls, and another to prevent intoxicating
liquors being taken to a ball. It wonld be bet
ter to let the ordinance tall and get up a better
Mr. Binder Oh, get ont; that's nonsensel
air. erguson uei out wnatr it s not non
sense. Mr.Culbertson withdrew his motion to amend.
The ordinance was placed on final passage and
adopted by a vote of 30 ayes to 2 noes. Messrs.
Binder and Ferguson voted in the negative.
The ordinance eiving the Junction Railroad
the right to build over Sprine alley passed.
Mr. Magee, from the Finance Committee,
J absented an ordinance providing for and flx-n-;
the time of paying money into the sinking
fdnds on March 31 of each year; passed.
tilT. Carnahan, from the Committee on Sur
veys, presented an ordinance re-locatlnglndus-try
Mr. Carnahan offered a resolution of thanks
to President Holllday, which was passed.
A CHINESE EVENT.
.Their Countrymen Have an Opening la
True American Style.
The Chinamen of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny were in -fine feather last night.
Every one in the two cities had cards of in
vitation to the opening of the store of Quong
Wo Sung & Co., at No. 179 Second avenue.
About 130 oi them, all dressed In their Sunday
school clothes, responded to the invitations.
The programme for the evening consisted of
eating, drinking, smoking and singing.
The tables were spread with a multitude of
mysterious dishes surrounded by chop sticks.
On each table were several large bowls of a
light-colored liquid into which other small
bowls about an inch and a half wide by half an
inch deen.were occasionally dinned. The liauid
f) had an unpronounceable name, but the effect
v was just the same.
A SALTY APPEAL.
(The Natrona Company AlIegesThat Its As
sessments are Too High.
1 J. E. McKelvy, Esq., has prepared the
papers for an appeal by the Pennsylvania
Salt Manufacturing Company, which is in
effect in tbe town of Natrona, from tbe decision
of tbe County Commissioners of .Allegheny
i vuuubjr, Biuuuiuai: tao inennjiu assessuicub ua
I the company property, made by the local asses
sors. It is hinted that political feeling had
something to do with the case, though this is
(not set forth in the appeal.
The appellants say they have been assessed
an Harrison township for machinery, buildings,
eta. $291,000 20, which sum is $62,450 too high,
.'and that they appealed, but to no purpose.
I BRILLIANTLY LIGHTED STREETS.
e Netr Arc Lights Along Fifth Avenne.
East End, Lighted.
The eastern part of Fifth avenne was very
rilliantly illuminated last evening. The
nrrent was for 'the first time turned on in
the new arc lights, with which the city is to be
splendidly illuminated. The lishts along Penn
'. avenue were also lighted.
xnese are z,uuu-canme power Durners, ana
number in all TO along Fifth avenue, Penn ave
nue and Butler street It is a" very noticeable
A SUPPOSED DRUNKARD
Is Found to be Very Sick, nnd Taken to
A man named Earhardt Arnold, of
Woods' Enn, was arrested yesterday at
i UVWM sw OUVBDU U1UUIV IMKQt ! nN UIO
l covered that be was seriously 111, and was taken
I to tbe Mercy Hospital, where be lies in a crit-
iirgedoso of opinio. , :
V THE SINGLE TAXlDEA.
An Informal but Lively Discussion Some
New Theories as to Protection and Free
Trade Australian Voting System.
A debate was arranged to take place last
evening between Prof. John Horrocks and
J. D. McDade, at Ruppell's Hall, 212
Smithfleld street, on the question,
"Resolved, that the .single tax question
does not Involve tbe question ol pro
tection or free trade." Mr. McDade
did not show up and Prof. Horrock had
the field' to himself for a time talking in
favor of the single tax idea and then there was
a free-for-all talk.
Mr. E. J. Gard said he was a free trader and
always bad been. He bad gone to England,
and there his former views were confirmed.
He bad been in Liverpool fonr months, and
worked there. He was astonished to find that
England developed powerful men, notwith
standing tbe poor food they were said to have.
He bad worked as blacksmith's helper, and got
20 shillings a week, and was able to live well
and save half his salary. He was a blacksmith,
but worked as a helper. The speaker said he
lounatnat tne purcnasiugpower oi money in
England was so much greater than In this
country as to make England the best place for
a married man. He bad made a study of
prices. He was as much opposed to tho pay
ment of bounties as to tariff. The United
States can compete with tbe world,
and the speaker said he had
been in Belgium, and had not found
peoDle suffering there. He was not certain that
Henry George's plan would produce all that
was claimed for it, but denied that protection
did all the good that was claimed for it and
was willing to risk a trial of the direct land
tax. The common laborer got but little benefit
from inventions and machinery, and must look
to possession of land for relief.
Mr. Mark Roberts said tbe single tax would
not take from the produce of man's labor. Tbe
value of business sites, be held, was created by
tbe exertions of people wbn lived contiguous,
and they, the sites, should be taxed according
ly, to remunerate. He cited instances in proof
within three squares of tbe meeting.
Mr. McClelland suggested that free trade
would reduce wages, and while it would in
crease purchasing power, it would be Injurious
to the man who was in debt making his mort
gage double in size, or the same, in effect
Mr. Wyatt said: "Suppose I should go in
debt Should the rest of the people suffer to
save me? The interest of the majority is what
we are after: not tliat of the minority." He
called Mr. McClelland's arcument a chestnut
Mr. Wlneland spoke in the general tenor of
the single-tax idea.
Mr. J.J. Quinn explained his views of Henry
George's views, and quite lucidly.
Prof. Horrocks said that discussion of these
topics was prodncing fruit, and that the first
result was a growing desire for the adoption of
the Australian method of voting, which would
tend to more free expression of conviction in a
manner that wonld be effective.
Trying to Save Vaa Baker.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Weixsbubo, March 23. The counsel of Van
Baker, convicted of murder, have been busy
arranging for taking his case up to the Su
preme Court-of Appeals, and this will doubt
less be done within the next few days. The
record makes quite a bulky volume, and, with
the stenographer's notes, are being prepared
for the use of the court. The 100 days during
which sentence was suspended expires on
April 5, and if the appeal proceedings are not
completed by that time. Baker will be sent to
the penitentiary for life.
An Ambitions Yonng Stan.
ISFXCIAI. TZLXCRAH TO Till DISFATCH.l
Uniostown. March 25. Harrison Scott
taught school at Hopwood four years ago, and
had to severely punish Austin Nichols, one of
his older pupils, who swore to get even when
he grew up. Nichols' opportunity came to
day, when be saw Scott on Main street, and he
hurled a big stone, striking Scott's head, and
laying him out in front of the Eagle HoteL
Nichols gave the police a mile foot race before
be was captured, and he is now in jail to stand
trial for assault and battery.
Pittsburg Parties After OIL
ISPEClAl, TXXXGKAX TO TUX DISPATCH.l
Greensbtoo, March SI A number of can
italists from Pittsburg and this place are leas
ing ground in the neighborhood of Pleasant
Unity for the purpose of boring for lubricating
oil. Several years ago flowing wells were
struck in that locality, but in the course of
time they were abandoned in consequence of a
failure to produce in , paying quantities. Ex
traordinary efforts will be made now to bring
in the field and It is thought a good strike wfU
Hlghirnr Bobbery at Wheeling.
ISFICIAL TZLIGKAK TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Wheeling,' March 25. At 2 o'clock this
morning while 'Richard Mansfield, a prominent
citizen, was on his way-home he was knocked
down and robed of $207. He fired four shots at
bis assailants, who escaped. This evening
Lemuel Barrett was arrested as the robber and
held in $2,000 bail for court.
East End Temperance Meetings.
A temperance meeting for children was held
yesUvday afternoon at i o'clock, in Franklin
Hall, East End. Two hundred and fifty were
resent, and the meeting was conducted by
ir. W. S. Bailey. A largely attended meeting
was also held in the evening, which was ad
dressed Dy Mr. Bailey.
Opening of the State Normal School.
ISrECtAI. TKLXOBAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
California, March 25. The spring term of
the State Normal School opened to-day, with
an accession of about 200 new students.
Elegant nnd Exclusive Laces far Entire
Embroidered black Brussels net, in gold
and silver, Mousseline'de Soie flounces, in
evening shades, 54 'inch; Crepe Lisse, em
broidered in light colorings; 66-inch, black
Chantilly laces, newest patterns.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Anoosttjea Bitters are the best remedy
for removing indigestion. Sold by druggists.
Ladles' Lisle Gloves Only 15 Cents a Pair.
A bargain because they are worth more
money. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
. ' Penn Avenne Stores.
BIBER & EASTON.
NEW SPRING COSTUMINGS.
40-Inch French Side Band Suitings, self
trimmings, only 60c a yard.
4G-inch Pure Mohair Suitings.
40-inch Henriettas at 65c
Extra Satin Finish, 4S-inch widths, 85c and
1100. , ,
Silk Warp Henriettas, spring shades.
Black Henriettas in all the numbers, from
85c to $2, tbe most perfect finished grades im
ported. The most complete line of novelties and
FANCY DRESS GOODS,
All at attractive prices.
Second shipment in Silks brings to us a spe
cial bargain in a colored Satin Luxor, all the
prevailing shades, at 85c regular SI coods.
Fancy Stripe Surahs, tor trimmings, at 85c
Novel and stylish designs in India Silks.
Cloaks and Suits. New and handsome effects
for Ladles, Misses and Children.
Stockinette, fair grade, for S3.
High grade J ackets, to 50, $7, 59, $10.
Bound Corkscrews and Wale Cloths, lined
and unlined,with or without vests, fo, $7, S3, 512
to.18. ' ' .
Colored French Cloth, Loose or Dlrectoire
Bead Wraps, all grades, from $3 to $10.
Braided Silk and Cloth Mantles, 13 to 540.
Nottingham, Swiss and Irish Point Curtains.
Curtain Nets and Sash Draperies, neat and
effective patterns, low range of cost
House Furnishing Linens, Table Damasks,
Napkins, Towels and Quilts, the best values
shown; underground prices.
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8TEANGB DEATHBED SCEKE.'-""
A Penitentiary Convict Cats His Throat and
Cannot Recover The Strlpe-Snlted Son
at His Side.
John Swanwn, a Swede, sent to the peni
tentiary last September from Jefferson coun
ty lor three years, for aggravated assault
and battery, cut bis throat with a case knife
yesterday morning, the dishes oawnichthe
meals were served on Sunday evening were
being removed by the officers. Swanson bad
concealed his knife. Breakfast was- being
served and one of the officer's assistants, who
was ahead, noticed the man covered with blood
lying in hlscelL He called Officer Hunter,
who opened the. door and found that Swanson
had cut three terrible gashes in his throat and
stabbed himself in the head. Dr.Bankln and
Dr. Hosack. the new Hospital Steward,
stitched up tbe gaping wound. ,
A rcnorter called at the penitentiary last
evening and was kindly afforded every facility
by Warden Wright to seenre information.
Swanson cannot recover. His son. Charles,
who is serving an eight-year sentence, was.
with his rather in the hospital last evening, aj
means nt aitm aw,.,,, iMfntrnpii' Warden
Wright that begot thinking of bis four" chit
dren in Sweden, and that bis' bead commenced
to whirl and he tried to cut his head off.
A reporter visited his bedside last evening;
He lay on one side. As he struggled for.
breath a hollow rattling in his throat was
made by the air escaping from tbe severed
wind-pipe. Several times he struck his breast'
violently, meaning to say that it pained him aa
if he was being struck with a hammer. He.
then said his head pained him. -
His son lay on the floor at the foot of his bed,;
wrapped in a .blanket A convict attended to
the wounded man's wants. This, in conjunc
tion with tbe surroundings, made the death
bed scene a strange one.
SHE WASTED TWO DOLLARS.
The Sontbstdo Mesmeric Woman Would Ho '
Go to the Poor Farm. l(tJ,
Christina "Hornberger, the yonng1 womaai -who
alleges she is nnder mesmeric influence,',
applied for assistance at the Department of
Charities yesterday. She wanted money, and
would not go to the City Farm, saying that
there was "no electrictreatment given patient '
there." Her request for $2 was refused.
Extras From Oar Gingham Department.
Another lot of new plaids, small check
in bright colorings, that we are selling at
12c, they're worth more.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
iPenn Avenue Stores.
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MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS,
HEAVY CURTAINS, .r -
PORTIERES and DRAPERIES
Curtain Materials by the yard, 15c to J .,
New Velour Curtains just received.
New Velour Table and Piano Covers.
New Cretonnes and Furniture' Cor
Pillows and Bolsters, regular size
and special sizes to order promptly.
Our Lace Curtain stock Is all new
this spring's importations II a parr to
..finest Brussels Point.
We make estimates on high decorat
ing for Interiors equal to any In tha
Our Curtain Boom Is large and well
lighted and customers receive prompt
All the latest styles of Printed Silks
as fast as they come out, for fancy
work and sash curtain nse.
New styles In Upholstery Jfringes,
Gimps and Sash Curtain Loops.
Send in your orders now for any kind
of dranerv work, which win. receive eat " '.
' best attention.-
m. HDRNE Lm.
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