Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 27, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Bankers to Throw Safeguards
Around Their Honey
flow the Employes of One First-Class
Bank Handle Funds.
Their Accounts Are Then Examined Daring
Their Absence.
A schema is on foot among bank officials of
this city to try and adopt a more uniform sys
tem of checking their clerks, with a view of
throwing greater safeguards around them In
the matter of handling money intrusted to
their care. Tho idea has only been talked of
among a few of the higher officials, whoso
names cannot be given at present. It is very
likely that something will be done abont the
matter within a few days.
To ascertain what precautions some of the
loading banks of the city haTC taken to prevent
their employes from stealing money, a reporter
of The Dispatch called upon Mr. Charles F.
Scan, cashier of the Union National Bank, one
of the soundest institutions in the country, and
interrogated him in regard to the matter. Ac
cording to Mr. Dean's system, it is almost im
possible for an employe to steal money, as the
handling of the bank's funds is confined to the
fewest possible number of employes. In answer
to an Inquiry Mr. Bean said:
"Every bank in the city hasits own way of con
ducting business, but in banks where the same
number of men are employed, the methods are
essentially the same. Here, we have the work
so divided and systematized that each division
is in charge of two men. The books and ac
counts are so arranged that one
without tho other detecting the false entry. In
order to do wrong there would necessarily have
to be collusion between the two employes.
"We have three tellers, and it is almost im
possible for one of them to make a mistake
without it being discovered at the end of the
day's business. They are the only people al
lowed access to the cash; the work of the oth
ers being 'so arranged that they do not have to
handle it. When money is received from de
positors, it goes into tho individual ledger. The
accounts are kept by two different bookkeep
ers, who do not even see the money. The en
tries in the individual ledger, are pat in the
general ledger, and the
"The tellers handle the cash and balance it by
figures furnished by the general bookkeeper.
The individual accounts must agree with tho
general bookkeeper's balance. There is noth
ing done hero but what is ultimately proven by
the two men who verify the work of each
"It is a mistake to say that tho employes of
nearly every bank deal in lottery tickets. I
have seen that published as coming from a
bank employe, but, as far as this institution is
concerned, I can say that it is not true. If we
knew that any of our employes dealt in lottery
tickets or invested in stocks, w e should as
them to resign their positions. Wo believe in
removing temptation from them and they can
not then go wrong.
'The first safeguard we throw about the
bank is to investigate tbo character of our em
ployes. That is the foundation of honesty.
Once a year, each employe in the bank is com-
?elled to take a vacation of at least ten days,
his is not done exactly for the purpose of in
vestigating bis accounts. I assign some one to
take charge of the books of the absent one and
if there is anything crooked it can readily be
discovered. The employe, who is going away,
never Knows who will be assigned to look over
his books until alter he is gone.
"A defalcation in this city is something rare.
There are over 60 banks here now and in nearly
every case where thero was a defalcation, it
was in a bank where all the employes had
access to the cash. Considering the amount of
money handled it is a wonder that the number
of delaulters are so few."
"Mr. W.".M. Granger, the agent of the North
American Guarantee Company, said yester
day: "I would like to see the banks throw greater
safeguards around their employes and make it
impossible for them to do any stealing. When
you consider the large number of bank em
ployes there are who handle money, and the
large sums that pass throngh their hands, it is
a wonder to me that there is not more pilfering
done. Our company has over 25,000 men bond
ed. These men handled over a billion of dol
lars last year, and out .f this large amount of
money we had to make good only about flOQ.
000. This is a very small loss compared with
the large amount handled.
"I have also noticed that, like other things,
defalcations are contagious. When one turns
up in a certain locality they become epidemic,
and it would be well for Pittsburg bank direc
tors to look out at the present time."
The Preparatory Coarse Will be Dropped
Styles for a Building.
A committee of nine people, acting for the
Trustees of the Western University, met yes
terday afternoon to report upon the matter of
a new building, which has been contemplated
lor some time, on Observatory Hill. Tbe im
portant thing brought up by the committee
was their visit to similar Institutions in other
cities, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and
other places, and the improved plans of all
were submitted; also the style of the archi
tecture intended.
One of the principal questions which has
been agitated in the institution for some time
is the reorganization, that is, the separation of
the preparatory department trom the col
legiate, and establishing a distinctive and sin
gle course, the same as at large colleges. The
matters were submitted and favorably consid
ered by the Trustees, which now assures Alle
gheny county a new and representative educa
tional institution second to none in the State.
County Controller r-pecr Tarns Over Some
Money He Has Been Holding.
The County Treasurer yesterday paid war
rants for the fees accruing to the Recorder and
Prothonotary out of the operations of the rev
enue act. Recorder Graham received $550 and
Prothonotary Bradley $500. This money is an
extra that is added to the salaries of these offi
cials by reason of a decision of the Supreme
County Controller Speer had declined to pay
tbe money, as he thought the fee bill did not
permit tbe payment of tbe money. Recently
the Supreme Court decided that the money
was properly payable to tbe officers, and tbe
Controller concluded to pay it.
This decision affects the Recorder, Prothon
otary and Treasurer, each of whom receive
fees from the State.
The Ironworker' Attorney.
The selection of an attorney for tbe Amalga
mated Association has been left to the Advisory
Board which Will meet in a few days. This
board is composed of the three trustees and the
President, Secretary and Treasurer of the or
ganization. There may be some difficulty in
selecting a man as the members of tbe board
have named men for the position. If one of the
men mentioned have applied for the effice and
in fact it is not generally known that an election
is to be held. Among those mentioned are
George Elphinstono. Esq., tbe city solicitor of
Allegheny. W. L. Bird, and W. J. Brcnnan.
A Pleasant Birthday Banquet.
After the. adjournment of tbe Allegheny
Select Council last night, Mr. W. W. Speer, tbe
representative "from the Fifth ward, who has
beenln Councils formanyyears,announced that
It was his fifty-fifth birthday, and invited the
members of tbe branch to a banquet at the
Hotel Federal. All the members accepted tbe
Invitation, and they passed a very pleasant
evening. Before separating the guests wished
Mr. Speer many happy returns of tbe day, and
hoped that be would represent tbe Forty
second district in the State Senate next session.
Stole From Three Persons.
Chief of Police Kirscbler, of Allegheny, yes
terday received a telegram that a horse had
been stolen from William S. Chubbick, of
'Washington, Pav, a buckwagon from his father
and some wool from James McClelland. The
horse had been attached to the wagon and the
stolen wool loaded Into it. Tbe Chief found
tbe wagon on Rebecca street, but the wool was
gone, also tho thief.
Prorcedlncs of Yesterday' Rational Con
Tontlon Competent Men on Board of
Health Various Committees Appointed.
The delegates to the National Association of
Master Plumbers reassembled in Lafayette
Hall yesterday morning. The reading of the
reports of the Vice Presidents was resumed.
Wisconsin, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and
Colorado reported satisfactory progress. Vice
President AV. H. Wright, of Philadelphia, in
his report for Pennsylvania, said that strikes
had caused no interference with their business.
He further said tho rules of the Board of
Health of PhiladelDhia are csDecially effective
and the board is under a bead of six inspectors
who are practical plumbers. There are now 0
apprentices in the Plumbers' Training School.
N ext year the school will be opened as a branch
of the trades schools of the Philadelphia
liuilding Trades Association.
Enoch Rcmick, of Philadelphia, Financial
Secretary, reported that J3.W3 had been re
ceived during the year from the per capita tax
of J2.
The Executive Committee reported that dur
ing the year, five executive sessions had been
held In Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New
York and Pittsburg. The committee directed
the Secretary to secure the names of all mem
bers, the names to be printed in book form for
use by manufacturers and members.
President Trainor, of Baltimore, reported
six new State organizations, namely: South
Carolina, Vermont, Florida, West Virginia,
Delaware and Maine.
At the afternoon session, Mr. James Pelrson,
of New York, read an essay on "Pure Water
and How to Obtain it." Mr. James Becsley,
of Kansas City, talking on "Sewer Pipe."
The following committee for the consider
ation of the President's report was appointed:
Messrs. Griffith, Campbell, Humm, Shulbaffer
asdKniif. A committee consisting of Messrs.
Foster, McDonnell, McMeaL Goodman, Hyan,
were appointed for a similar purpose on the
report of the Executive Committee. Messrs.
Harkness, York, Graham, Hosford and Coach
were appointed a like body on the Vice Presi
dent's reports.
A resolution was offered by Mr. James Dev
lin, of Boston, thancing the Mayors of Chicago
and St, Louis for the appointment of practical
plumbers as Health Inspectors in those cities.
The resolution was passed. Resolutions were
offered by C. H. Humbert, of Pittsburg, ad
vising that the association as a body condemn
the practice of wholesalers and manufacturers
ofcas fixtures selling to consumers directly.
The resolutions were applauded but will not be
acted upon until the executive session.
The convention adjourned until this morning
at 850 o'clock.
They Are Flensed With the Immense Work
Tbe officials of the Western lines of the
Pennsylvania Railroad system, who left here
on Monday morning to visit tho different
flooded districts, returned yesterday. The party
went to Harrisburg, thence ti Wllliamspott,
and from there to this city. The Western lines
had volunteered the Pennsylvania Railroad
their aid in the reconstruction of the roadbed.
The officials representing tho Western system
expressed their pleasure at the work their men
had done. A recapitulation of the work done
by the volunteers between Sang Hollow and
the viaduct, the portion of the line which the
regular Pennsylvania Railroad forces were
unable to reach, shows that; noarly 82.000 feet
of the trestle work (43,000 feet single) and
about S8.000 feet of track, requiring some heavy
(Tradings, were constructed In 11 days. More
than 200 carloads of cinders were put under
the tracks, which were built to admit of a 30
mile an honr speed.
The employes of the Pennsylvania Com
pany's lines wost of this city, who were work
ing on the road at Johnstown, have been noti
fied that they will receivo double pay for their
hard work.
Tho Work nt tho Ilendqnartcra In tho Ex
position Building la Not Flncclng.
Yesterday was a busy day for the Ladies' Re
lief Committee at their new headquarters in
the Exposition building. The SO ladies in at
tendance relieved the wants of 75 families from
Johnstown and vicinity. Over 1,600 outfits of
clothing were given to tho distressed. Also 20
sacks of flour, 5 dozen cases canned fruit, 60
bushels potatoes, 20 mattresses, CO comforts
and 10 pairs of blankets were distributed to the
Each mail brings in a large nnmbcr of letters
for the Information Bureau inquiring for miss
ing friends and relatives.
Mrs. J. B. Scott, Miss Harding and Miss Mc
Knight left for Johnstown on Tuesday evening
to look np the needy, who will be brought to
this city and cared for.
A letter was received at the Department of
Public Chanties yesterday from Miss Alice B.
Linaer, of Concord, Mass., asking if moro
clothing was needed. She stated that a society
there had plenty to send if it was needed. An
answer was sent saying they could use all that
is sent.
Alumni of tbo Holy Ghost CoIIcso at Sliver
Lake Grove.
Four hundred young folks made themselves
happy at the third annual lawn fete of the
Holy Ghost College at Silver Lake last evening.
It was by far the largest of those heretofore
successful affairs. Gernert and Guenther fur
nished the music, and at 11 o'clock, on the oc
tagonal pavilion in tho middle of the grove, a
delicious lunch was served, after which dancing
was resumed and continued until 12 o'clock,
when aU left the grove
Tho following gentlemen had charge: Com
mittee on Floor E. L. O'Connor. Joseph
Wentzel and J. A. Malarky. Arrangements
C. A HeyLW. Kelly. B. F.Toole and Charles
O'Brien. Reception-J. M. Hukil. T. A Joyce
and J. It. Wall.
Among the ladles in the grand march were
noticed the Misses O'Connor, Bailey, Casey,
McKee, Sands, McNulty, McCullougb, Suter,
Fennessy, Cunningham, Hanlon, Friday, Shan
non, Peterson, Clarke and O'Brien.
Joseph Bane Accused of Burning Down His
House for the Insurance.
Joseph Bane, charged with arson before Al
derman McMasters, had a hearing yesterday.
and was held for court on the charge In default
of $1,000 bail. The prosecutor was County De
tective Langhurst Bane owned a little store
and dwelling at Mansfield, and on the night of
February 10 it was discovered to be on fire.
Theneigbbors turned out and quenched it,
and about two hours afterward it again caught
and was burned to the ground.
Baue had 51,500 worth of insurance on the
property, and when he made a demand for it
tbe company investigated the causo of the fire,
and subsequently bad Bane arrested. There
were many witnesses at tbe bearing, and their
evidence was all of a circumstantial nature,
but it was considered enough to hold Bane for
He Hni Called No Meeting of tbe Board of
Awards to Cat Gordlnn Knots.
Mayor McCallin, Chairman of the Board of
Awards, said to a Dispatch, reporter last
evening that he had not called any meeting of
the board.
"I have received no notice to call a meeting,"
he continued, "and wonld not do so without
such notice. The three Chiefs of tbe Depart
ments are the only ones who can call a meeting
by written request to me. My duties, as I con
sider tbem, are only ministerial."
From another source it was learned that no
meeting ot the board would bo held for a day
or two, but that one was likely to tako place
before the end of the week, and that ai. tho
differences ol Chiefs Brown and BIgelow wonld
be compromised.
The Antl-Trohlbitlon Cnmpalcn Committee
Knows But Will Not TelL
The Executive Committee of the anti-Prohibition
organization met at their headquaters,
No. 60 Fourth avenue yesterday morning to
settle up tbe work of tbe late campaign. Re
ports were made by several committees as to
the expenses or toe campaign m the two cities.
Members of the organization refused to make
public the figures, but it is said It will run np
into tbe thousands. It is further said that
$18,000 were the expenses at the polls alone.
The anti-Prohibition Society is composed of
tbe wholesale liqnor dealers alone, but it is
thought the bottlers and retailers will help pay
the bills.
That Allegheny Zoo.
Tbe sab-park committee of Allegheny Conn
cils, appointed to consider th"e establishment of
a zoo on Monument Hill, will meet on Friday
evening. Tbe remonstrance that has been pre
pared will be presented, but no definite action
will likely be taken until tbe regular meeting
of the committee.
An Entertainment This Evening.
The Young People's Society of Christian En
deavor will have an evening of music In tbe
chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, on
Wood street to-night It will be under tbe
leadership of Prof, Whiting, assisted by Mrs.
Lizzie Pershing-Anderson.
An Extraordinary Scene in the' Cen
tral Hotel Yesterday Afternoon.
He Attacks a Business Man and Chases Him
Oat to the Street.
A sensation was created in the lobby of the
Central Hotel yesterday afternoon by the ap
pearance of a hatless Individual who did not
take time to come from the second floor in tbe
elevator, but rushed down the stairs as if be
had been shot from a catapult In his eager
ness to get to the first floor be came down part
of the way on his back. Upon alighting at the
bottom, he hurriedly picked himself up and
rushed into the writing room, apparently with
the Intention of jumping through one of tho
windows leading to Smlthfield street. The
windows being closed, he rushed back to the
entrance and started out the corridor to the
Proprietors Anderson and Rowan and sov
eralot the clerks tried to grab him as he
passed out. but tbe man was not to be stopped,
and tore himself away. Ho explained that a
man tried to mnrder him, and rushed out Into
the street. Ho was bleeding from a largo gash
in tbe back of his hoad.
Closely following him was a well-dressed but
flushed individual, wearing gold-rimmed
glasses, who also came down the stairs four
at a time.
Ho carried in his hand the fragment of a
broken stone enspidor, and excitedly yelled,
"Where Is the villain ?" "The dirty scoun
drel T "I will kill him f Ho immediately be
gan searching through the lower part of the
house for the first man, but tho latter was do
ing business elsewhere at that time. The pro
prietors of the hotel, who had by this timo bo
como alarmed, and thinking that a crime was to
be committed, tried to stop this man also.
The latter shook them off as if they wer chil
dren, and began to retrace his steps back to the
second floor.
It was then found that the first person was a
well-known business man and Tesldcntof Mc
Keesport, and the other was a well-known pro
fessional man residing in the upper part of
Early in the day the latter gentleman re
ceived word that bis wife was to meet the other
man by appointment at the Central Hotel be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock. Ho put a detective on
her track, and the wife was followed to tho
hotel. The detective notified the husband, who
appeared at the hotel and asked for the couple.
Learning that they were in the ladles' parlor,
he took the elevator and went up. Upon being
sbown into the parlor tbe man saw his wife in
earnest conversation with the man she was to
meet, ine pair were enjoying themselves when
the husband rushed into the room.
Tho balance of thel8tory was told by one of
the interested spectators, who said:
When the husband noticed the man with his
wife, he rushed upon the latter, and seizing an
umbrella, smashed it over the man's bead. He
then picked up a heavy ice water glass, stand
ing on the table and threw it at tho man's
head. Ho followed this up with a heavy cuspi
dor, which struck the mau on the back of tho
"Had the cuspidor hit him fairly the man
would certainly have been killed, as he de
served. After hitting him with tho cuspidor
the enraged husband, who was by this time
almost crazy, jumped upon the man and threw
him down. They rolled over and over-upon
the floor, upsetting everything In the room and
creating a tremendous racket. All the time
tho husband was pummcling the other man in
the face and head, and gave him a severo beat
ing. -
"While the husband had the man down, the
wife, who had been standing by watching tho
struggle and as cool as an icicle, jumped upon
her husband's back and tried to tear him away
from the other man. To prevent harming tbo
woman, her husband released bis grip upon tho
man and turned bis attention to her. Thn
other man hastily scrambled to his feet and
made a
which he gained before the husband could tear
himself away from bis wife. The latter held
on to her husband, and could not be shaken off
until the other man had disappeared and made
his way down stairs. The wife then sank to
the floor exhausted, while the husband pursued
his adversary.
"The latter having escaped the husband, fol
lowed by the proprietor and clerks of the
hotel, went up to tho parlor where his wife
was. Everything was in confusion and the
room looked as if a desperate struggle had
taken place. The piano stool- was knocked
away under the instrument and the table had
Been overturned. Fragments of glass and
broken cuspidors were scattered about in
great profusion. The hat of the man who had
ran away was found lying on the floor, and in
side, printed upon a piece of paper, was his
name. The husband took the hat, but after
ward turned It over to the hotel neople. About
an bonr after the row the man called for it.
"The woman in the case is only aboutZJ years
of age while her husband is over SO. They
have been married but a year. and a half. The
wife belongs in Allegheny while her husband
came from a point within 100 miles of Pitts
When the McKcesport man returned for his
hat, be stated that he bad known the woman
for a number of years and had met her on a
train coming to Pittsburg. She had some
business for him to transact 'and .proposed
going to the Central Hotel to do it They were
discussing the business whenthohusband burst
into tbe room.
The man's statements are denied by tbe party
quoted above, who states that the pair met for
the first time on a Baltimore and Ohio excur
sion train to Johnstown last Tuesday week.
They.spent the day together in Johnstown ana
corresponded since. The man proposed the
appointment and the woman kept it
After the row tbe husband visited the office
of Mayor McCallin, and asked him what he
could do about the matter. Tho Mayor replied
that he did not have any proof 'of any crimin
ality, and therefore nothing, could be done.
As he cannot obtain a divorce from his wife,
tbe husband will propose a separation.
The wife left the Central Hotel after her
husband's disappearance and went ttfher homo
in Allegheny. She is a "very small woman,
petite in form and rather good looking. .She
is a brunette and has always borne a good repu
tation until this time. Sne did not express
any repentance of her action to her husband.
Philadelphia Gas Company -Employes
Charsed With Some Sharp Practice.
Amos E. Townsend, the contractor who is
constructing the new tracks of Jhe Second Ave
nue Passenger Railway, yesterday appealed to
Chief Bigelow for'rellef from the action of the
Philadelphia Gas Company. Mr. Townsend
has been to great expense in digging throngh
the, asphalt pavement out Second avenue to
get a roadbed, and just as he had begun to lay
bis tracks the Philadelphia people came along
and took advantage of the opportunity to re
pair their pipe lines, and Mr. Townsend had to
quit work. Chief Bigelow sent for Superin
tendent King, of the Philadelphia Company,
and gave him to understand that as Townsend
had tbe right of way and had torn up tbe hard
est part of the street he bad a right to prevent
others from reaping the benefit without con
sulting him. It is probable that the matter
will Da amicably settled between tho parties
to-day. .
A I0DNG TfllEF. '
One Who Is Alleged to Belong to an Or
ganized Band Arrested.
Abont twelve o'clock yesterday Daniel Kins
low, aged 16 years, tapped tbe till of Philip H,
Todd, a notion dealer at 905 Carson street
Southslde. About S25 was secured, but Kins
low was capturtd and the money recovered. It
is alleged that he, with several other boys, havo
tapped several tills in Southslde stores lately.
He was locked Up in the Twenty-Eighth Ward
Tbe police say he belongs to an organized
band of boy thieves that has been in existence
on the Southsldo for some time back.
A Domestic In Difficulty.
Mary Staley, employed by Ji,F. Nlehaus, of
Bellerue, as a domestic was arrested in Alle
gheny by Detective Elchenlsub yesterday on a
charge of larceny preferred by her employer.
After being put in the lockup she became
hysterical, and Mr. Nichaus subsequently with
drew the Information and she was released.
Firemen for Johnstown.
Chief Crow, of the Allegheny Fire Depart
ment sent the Grant engino and a crew of fire
men to Johnstown yesterday: The crew was
selected from tbe best men on the department
and it is unnecessary to say they will do good
They Will b,e Bored In tbe Allegheny Parka
Cool Water for Visitors Result 'of
Captain Grey's Gift to tbo Public.
Water is in greater demand over in Allegheny
since the defeat of the amendment Whether
this is caused by the stigma which tho Johns
town flood stories put upon the-purity of the
river water, or whether an era of reformation
has struck tho sister city Is not known. How
ever, a movement is now pending for tho drill
ing of four wells in the parks for the accommo
dation of a thirsty public. Since the late Cap
tain Grey gratuitously drilled ono with such
success near' his own residence for the people
who continually annoyed him by their running
in and out of his yard, tbe Park Committee
bavo decided to drill four more wells In tho
hope of securing a greater supply of "Adam's
Tho people in the neighborhood are loth to
drink the river water under present circum
stances, and for this reason the Idea was pro
moted into practicaDllity by tbo Park Commit
tee, which will take do&nito action on the mat
ter, such 'as letting tho contracts, eta, next
Monday evening.
The present one in use is 155 feet deep, and
contains water of most palatable taste and great
parity. .
Tbe idea now is to have the pumps located in
tbe four most convenient spots, namely, one in
tho First ward, another in the Second, one in the
Fourth and the other near the "Lake." This
will give every person who passes throngh the
park ample opportunity to quench his thirst if
so minded, without any inconvenience.
If success follows tbe efforts of the philan
thropists pumps of very ornamental design
will be placod at each well, probably
tho donation of some citizen, but nothing is
yet definite, further than tbe holes -will be
drilled. As to tbe cost no estimate can even bo
given, but tho same process will be used in
drilling as in oil and gas wells. In theso some
times as much as 3,000 to 1.000 is expended,
thongh it varies entirely upon what resisting
forces the drill comes in contact with, it is
confidently thought that water will bo Struck
at a reasonably small depth.
miller Told Dr. Elterich Ho Was Pushed Off
a Train.
Tho Coroner resumed the inquest upon tho
body of Dr. C.H. Miller, of Hutchinson, Kan.,
who was found in a boxcar on tho Allegheny
Valley Railroad on the morning of June 1L
John Fallen, the night dispatcher at Forty
third street threw no light on the deatb.
Dr. It M. Sands testified to having dressed
the wonnds, which he thonght were inflicted
by some blunt instrument Ho said that he did
not think that the deceased could have
climbed in the boxcar if the injuries were made
Dr. T. J. Elterich, resident physician at the
West Penn Hospital, was the most Important
witness. He said: "I had a conversation with
him just after ho was brought in and he
answered mo in a verv rational manner. He
only answered me affirmatively or negatively,
and then would not answer some of the qucs-
uuub, uiougii x tuinK ne coma nave aone so.
Ho said he was on a train on his way to Phila
delphia and was pushed off by tho conductor.
I think some of the nurses were present Ho
told me nothing else."
William Fuller, a brakeman on tho Alle
gheny Valley Railroad, gave his testimony as
to the finding of the wounded man. He stated
that there were two carpins in the car, but
neither" had blood on them.
The inquest was then adjourned until to-morrow
Of Allegheny Select Council Held to Con
nidcr Street Improvements.
A special session of Allegheny Select Council
was held. last evening to consider the report of
the Street Committee. When tho meeting
was called tA order George Schad, of the Eighth
ward, announced that he bad not yet been
swern in and tbe oath was administered by
Chairman Lindsay. Mr. Schad was a saloon
keeper, and although he was elected almost
unanimously, ho declined to take his seat when
Judge White announced that no saloon keeper
Councilman would be granted a license, lie
was among tbo unfortunate majority and last
night decided to be a Councilman.
Chairman McAfee, of tbe Street Committee,
recommended that Federal street from South
Diamond to Ohio street be paved with asphalt
block as an experiment. An ordinance con
containing this recommendation was printed
loriuo use oi councils, oeverai street im
provement ordinances wero passed finally, in
cluding the one requested by the Ohio Connect
ing Railroad.
Mr. Speer moved for an adjournment but
the motion was voted down in order to give
Mr-Muhlbronner an opportunity to offer a res
olution for the removal of all water pipes whore
they intersect with sewer pipes. It-was referred
to the committee.
Mr. C.L. fllngco nnd Wife, Senator It n tan
and Others Start Next Month.
Mr. C. L. Magee and wife left for tho East
last night where they will probably pass the
timo until July 10, when they, in company with
Mr. Magee's sister, George M. von Bonnhorst
and Senator Butan will sail on the City of
Paris for Europe.
Bound for Europe.
A number of well-known Pittsburgors left
this city last night for Europe on tho New
York express. Among others wero noticed Mr.
William Itueckelsen, who formerly kept a sa
loon on Smlthfield street and Mr. John Henkel
and daughter, of Liberty street; Signor Josef
Paoletti, his wife and daughter, were bound
for Lucia, Italy, and they will stay away for a
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
for Heady Rcadlnir.
The arc electric lights were bung along Car
son street yesterday. They will bo lighted on
Saturday night
JOHN Bokeb, of No. 7 Turner street, Alle
gheny, was injured Internally yesterday by the
caving in of an embankment
Lewis Bbowk, 10 years old, fell from a tree
yesterday and broke his leg. Ho was attending
tho picnic of the Beltzhoover school.
Liberty Hall will be remodeled shortly at
a cost of $5,000. The East End branch ot tho
Y. M. C. A. will then have its rooms in the
Mrs. Tobbiani (May Douglas), tho opera
singer, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hyde, of
Tustln street, Pittsburg. She will sing at Cape
May this summer.
J. M. Walters, the Johnstown editor,
joined his family in Pittsburg yesterday. His
family will locate at Summer Hill for the pres
ent bnt he will go back to Johnstown.
E. L. Gillespie was sent to jail yesterday
by Magistrate Gripp,.in default of 51,000 to
cover a charge of desertion preferred by bis
wife. She followed him from Vermilion, Neb
The important liquor license appeals from
Allegheny county come up in the Supreme
Court at Philadelphia to-day for a decision.
John Robb is the attorney managing the
Basket Hughes, of No. 18 Kirkpatrick
street reported to the police that his son bad
stolen SIS out of a trunk. He wants him ar
rested and says he will make an information
against him. '
Detective John R. Murphy, of Allegheny,
was yesterday presented with an alligator
which was captured in tho Ohio river by some
of his frionds. He will build a tank at his
home and raise it
A "lemon squeeze" for the benefit of the
M. E. Church of Sewickley was held last night
at tho residence of Captain William Dravo.
The lemon squeeze is a new gamelately started
in the East About $50 was realized.
A meeting of tbe citizens of Lawrcnceviile
who are interested in tho erection of a public
drinking fountain, will be held In tbe Lawrence
School on Saturday. The disappearance of Mr.
Patton, who was acting as treasurer for the
citizens, has caused a halt In tbe project
The ladies of the G. A. R, gave a dinner and
supper yesterday at the University building.
They were well attended and the net proceeds,
amounting to $200, will be sent to tbo Johns
town sufferers. The ladles have quite an
amount of provision left which will also be sent
to Johnstown. The work will be carried on at
the University tor some time.
Inspector WnrTEHouSE made an informa
tion before Judge Hyndman, yesterday, charg
ing Griff Anthony, Joseph Haguo James Llnney
and Thomas Tenna, with disorderly conduct
and being connected with a prize fight that took
placonear Oakland last Sunday. They were
arrested by Captain. Mercer and Lieutenant
Fittgerald, given a bearing and fined 510 and
A tery .choice programme will be rendered
this evening at the-Butler Street M. E. Church,
corner Fortieth street, on their new pipe organ,
under tbe direction of Mr. 'Charles Davis
Carter, assisted by Miss Sadie E. Ritts, Miss
Olive R. McKinley, Mr. B. Brockett and Mr.
C. M. Rorab. It is given In the Interest of the
church and to afford an opportunity to bear
tbe Instrument to those who were unabie to
attend the last occasion.
Tho Members Opened Their New
Quarters on Penn Avenne,
A Place Where the Jolly Germans Will Find
Fun and Recreation.
Tbo Frohslnn Singing Society opened their
new club house at 303 Penn avenne last night
with a grand concert banquet and ball.
The affair was entirely exclusive, none but
tbe members, their families and friends being
admitted. "Let it bo a family house warming."
was the decree of the Executive Committee,
and a family bousewarming it was, such as can
only be gotten up by a society of people who
know how to appreciate good .fellowship, so.
ckbllity and general enjoyment all around
Nothing was lacking, and in every particular
tbe men who had charge of the arrangements
for the evening's entertainment deserved all
tho credit which they so richly obtained.
It was not until 9 o'clock that the guests
Degan to arrive, but then they all came in a
rush, and soon tho rooms were filled with an
admiring assembly of ladies and gentlemen,
who went around the rooms passing com
ments and expressing general satisfaction with
everything they saw.
Through the kindness of Mr. G. W. Back
ofen, the Chairman of the Committee on Ar
rangements, a Dispatch representative ob
tained access and Mr. Backof on showed him
personally over the building. From a casual
observation of the entire arrangements of the
new club honse it was easy to determine that
the house affords all accommodations, com
modities and advantages of any first-class re
sort where people migbt wish to come to to
find recreation, recuperation and perfect for
getfulncss from a day of hard work and busi
ness troubles.
In the basement is avrcli-furnishcd kitchen,
a very largo dining hall and a bowling alley.
On the first floor are the ladies' quarters,
which part is a thorough departure and a
novelty from ordinary American club life, but
withal it is essentially German. The ladies'
quarters aro' the most sumptuous and ele
gantly furni3hed in the entire building, and
tbe ladles' auxiliary of the Frohslnn Society
paid all the expenses incurred for the beautifl-
catlon of those rooms. All the furniture is of
antique oak and tbe other adornments aro in
accordance with tho general style. A beauti
ful piano from Scheet's factory of Cassel, Ger
many, and obtained through Mr. F, Bechtel, of
this city, attracted great attention last night.
In the rear of the ladies' quarters is tbe club
ball, where concerts, dances and theatricals
will be held to delight the-members. Ou tbe
second floor are the reading room, offlco and
general reception panor lor tue gentlemen.
Above these apartments is a large billiard hall
with four tables, and behind that a card room.
Tbe janitor's rooms are on tbe top floor. The
building has electric light fittings throughout,
and carpets, as well as other appurtenances of
a well furnished club house, were noticed
the fun last night.
Thero were abut 200 ladles and gentlemen as
sembled in the club hall last night Vhcn the
Toerge orchestra, under the personal direction
of Mr. Fred Toerge, played the festival over
ture. Then the President of the club stepped
forward and introduced Mr. Nickolas
Rauber as the orator of tiro evening. The
speaker made a very nico opening address,
in which ho reviewed the history of
the society since its organization 40
years ago until the present time. He spoke of
the great creditthe ladles deserved for the in
terest thev had taken in tbo welfare of the
club and emphasized the fact that it was
only their due, that they should have a place
in tbe club for tbe future. The speaker was
followed by the rendition of a chorus sang by
the members of the club, under tho direction
of Prof. Lohmann. About 10 o'clock all ad
journed to tbe diuing hall where a beautiful
banquet was spread for the guests.
AU the rooms were exquisitely decorated last
night with the rarest exotics and tropical
filants. In the ladies' parlors handsome ferns,
atanias, palms and lilies adorned the walls all
around, and potted plants were placed in every
corner. The hall was gorgeously garlanded
with natural flowers, and over tho stage hung a
heavy sign of "Welcome" In double red letter
ing. he club house cost the members 130,000.
Tbo Ninth Ward Directors Elected
Walker la Her Stead.
The school directors of the Ninth ward, Alle
gheny, last night elected the following teachers
for the year: J. B. Arbnckle, principal; G. F.
Shales. Kato L. Cowers. Mary Madden, Mary
Collins. Ada Noah, M. J. Douglas, Maggie
Herdman, Nollie Day, Anita Cordier, Beatrice
Harrington and Miss Walker. The latter was
elected to fill tbo vacancy caused by the drop
ping of Mrs. Alidla Carse. Mrs. Carse is the
teacher abont whom there was so much con
tention in tho Board of School Controllers.
The school will hold a picnic at McKec's
Rocks Grove on Friday, June 23. Tho Thirty
sixth ward school, Pittsburg, will also hold a
picnic on tbe same day at Sbingiss Park, ad
joining McKec's Rocks Grove.
Tho Hcptasophs in and About McKcesport
IUnke n New Move.
Tho Independent Order of Hcptasophs has
grown so rapidly in Allegheny county that they
havo formed a district with tho conclaves of
McKcesport and those of Braddock, Homo
stead and other places outside of Pittsburg.
The headquarters are at McKeesport, wbero
there are two large conclaves, and will meet at
the latter place Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p. m., to
elect a district deputy, who will represent the
district at tbe biennial meeting at New York.
Representatives from all conclaves in tho new
district will be present to attend the conven
tion of July 2, and will remain until evening to
attend the banquet and installation of officers
of tho big McKeesport conclave.
Tho McKeesport Light Company Lets a Con
tract to the Edison.
Tbe McKeesport Light Company, to whom
the contract for lighting the city was awarded
recently, yesterday awarded to the Edison
Light Company tbe contract for furnishing the
big dynamo, the arc lamps and extending the
cii cults. Tho company- is to complete the
contract in 30 days, should the weather not
His Career Cat Short.
Charles Vaulter, alias Charles Dawes, who is
charged by Mrs. Mary Makwcek with forgery
and f alsejiretcnse, had a hearing yesterday be
fore Alderman Warner, of the Twelfth ward.
It is alleged that he Collected $10 from Mrs.
Mskweek and others by representing himself
as an agent ot tbe Law and Order Society, and
threatening prosecution on various charges,
especially for running "speak-easies," unless
tboy paid lor his silence. When money was
given him it Is said be gave a receipt, signing
tbe name of Chas. Dawes. He was held for
court without balk
Opposed to tbe Garbage Furnace.
Tbe Allegheny Market Committee met last
night. A complaint was entered against the
garbage fnrnaco in tbo market bouse by Mr.
John Wilson, who owns some property in tbe
vicinity. Ho complains that the sparks from
tho stack set fire to one of his houses, and is a
constant menace. A sub-committee was ap
pointed to investigate the matter.
Three Italians and a Monkey.
Three Italians and a monkoy were arrested
and lodged in the Fourteenth ward station
last night. The Italians were Bartola Franzia,
Frank Panzena and Anthony Frenzea. They
are charged with having violated a city
ordinance. They were arrested by Lieutenant
Fitzgerald. A hearing will be given them to
day. Two School Picnics.
Tbe Ralston school held Its annual picnic at
Hnlton Grove yesterday. The crowd of over
1,000 which attended, were taken care of by tho
principal, Arthur Bnrgoyne, and the teachers.
An enjoyable day was spent by all present.
To-day tbe O'Hara school will hold a picnic at
the same grove.
Platt's Chlorides' Instantly disinfects the
house drains, water closets, sinks, cellars, etc
Every thine-In Fireworks.
Splendid assortment; very lowest prices.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st.
Get a sack of '.Ivory" flour of vour
'grocer, and see what' fine bread you will
uave. v ,a.i
The Commencement Exercises at tho Instl
tntlon The Pupils Who Woo Prizes.
The nineteenth annual commencement of the
Mount St- Ursula Academy, at Oakland, was
held yesterday afternoon. The various exhibi
tion rooms of the institution were profusely
decorated with evergreens and flowers. The
art room contained a profuse display of paint
ing and fancy needle work executed by the pu
pils,and was the center of attraction to the hun
dreds of people who had gathered to witness
the performances of tho pupils.
The exercises opened with a grand march
on pianos by Misses E. Daily, of Petrolia. F.
Locfflerand Alice Abel. Fifty-six girls, the
pupils of the entire school, sang "The Vine
One of the most finished performances was
"The Victoria Quadrilles." rendered on six
pianos by 14 young ladies. They wero the
Misses Mary Dunlevy, Mary Hopper, M. and G.
Buckler, Constance and Edith Keating. Bertha
and Alice O'Neil, Gertrude McCaffrey, N.
Meehan, Bertha Bertalott, Katie Harman,
Clara Owens ana Mable Scott
The French recitation by Miss Marie Brnh,
of Troy Hill, was well received. "Across tho
Dee" was sung by Miss D. Herzog, of Alle
gheny. "Little Miss Snowflake" was recited
by little Edna Benser. Twenty-five little girls
drew forth loud applause by their performance
of the gesture song, "Nursery Rhymes."
"Hommage a Verdi" was SKlllf ully executed
on six pianos by 12 pupils of tbe school. They
were: The Misses A. Fetterman. G. Jolly. M.
Bruhl, B. O'Neil. M. Meehan, A. Wasson, M.
Hackctt, B. Ihmsen, G. Knake, E. Daily, A.
Milbolland and M. Kenny.
A quartet dressed as Italian dancing girls,
with tambourines, sang "We aro Jolly Gay
Students." Miss Constance Keating recited
"Guilty or Not Guilty." Miss Molly Page
rendered the solo "My Song." The "Rhapsodio
Hongrolse" was performed on four pianos by
tbe Misses F. Loeffler, A. Abel, M. Hackett G.
Jolly, A. Ihmsen, D. Herzog, M. Sheeny and
Midge Seaforth. "Charlotte Russe" was rc
citeibyMissE. Keating, and tho vocal solo,
"Impatlenco." was sung by Miss Gertie Jolly.
Tbe "Bridal Song" was performed on two
pianos by tbo Misses M. Page and Alice Kim
mel. Miss A. Masson then rendered the vocal
solo, "Jndlth." The French recitation,
"1abeIIIoet la Form!," was given by Miss G.
McCaffrey. Miss Belle McGlnnis sang the solo,
"The Dove." "The Grand Quatuor," was then
performed on four pianos by the Misses A.
Abel, F. Loeffler, E. Daily and tho Mother of
tbe Annunciation.
the names, of tho pupils and Bishop Phelan
presented the premiums.
Gold medals were awarded to Miss Daisy
Herzog for French; for vocal music, Agatha
Wasson; elocution, Marie Bruhl; honor, Annie
Ihmsen, Mollie Page and Alice Kimmel; ex
cellence. Midge Seaferth. Tbe sliver medals
wero awarded to Christian Doctrim, Alice Fet
terman; application, Gertrude McCaffrey, Lidia
Buettler, Flora Loeffler, Augusta Abel and
Bessie O'Neil; elocution, Mable Scott
In tbe drawing for tho gold harp, Miss Maria
Bruhl was the successful ono.
Colored Republicans Present nn Address
on tho Southern Follllcnl Situation.
Washington, June 26. Ex-Senator Bruce
and Fourth Auditor Lynch headed a delegation
of colored Republicans who waited on the
President this morning and presented an ad
dress adopted atthe Jackson (Miss.) conference
on Jnne 13 in regard to the political
situation in the Soutb, and expressing tbe ut
most confidence in the President's policy to
ward tbe colored neople In that region. The
President thanked them for their confidence
and said they could rest assured that he would
do tho best he could toward all classes. He
commended tbe conservative stand taken by
them and said they wonld have his assistance
In every endeavor to approve their political
Among tho President's -other visitors this
morning wero Senators Stockbridge and Mor
gan, Representatives brown, Strublo and Cole
man, John Wise, of Virginia; Charles F. John
son, of Cincinnati, and a committee of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Secretary Blaine called In company with Mr.
W. Walter Phelps, of the Samoan Commission,
and tbe President informed the latter of his
appointment as Minister to Germany.
They Refuse to Slake Any Concessions to the
Indianapolis, Juno 26. The Board of State
Charities, in session with the operators and
miners at Brazil yesterday and to-day,adjourncd
at noon without having accomplished any defi
nite result It was thought last night
by a member of the board
that an amicable adjustment might be
reached to-day .by the miners accepting the
statements of the operators and going to work
at the reduction. This did not take place. The
operators have a standing committee to act
for them with a committee of miners at- any
time, but thev say no other rate can bo paid
except 70 and 75 cents, and that there will be no
use of a meeting to consider any other.
Secretary Johnson, of the Board ot Charities,
remained over to hold a consultation at the re
quest of the miners. The situation remains
just as it was in the start so far as concerns
the operators.
Commodore Schlcy Resigns a Sinecure to
Go on Active Service.
Washington, Juno 26. Commodore Schley
has at his own request been relieved from duty
as Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Re
cruiting, Navy Department, and will be given
command of tbo new cruiser Baltimore.
It is understood that the reason assigned by
Commodore Schley for his retirement from the
bureau where he had yet nearly three years to
serve under his present commission, is a sense
of duty and a desiro to impress upon tbe
younger men In the naval service the idea that
staff appointments like his own, are
pot to be held lrnger than the
advantages to be derived in an
educational way can be reaped. This action on
the part of Commodore Schley was a genuine
surprise in naval circles. By abandoning his
office he drops from Commodore to tbe rank of
Captain, but bis command the Baltimore tho
largest of the new cruisers, is generally re
garded as one of the best floating billets.
0RMSBI WANTS $100,000.
A Dismissed Member of Uncle Sam's Navy
After Secretary Tracy.
Washington, June 26. George B. Ormsby,
who was lately dismissed from the navy, has
entered suit in tho Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia against Secretary Tracy for
$100,000 damages for trespass incident to his re
cent imprisonment at Mare Island, CaL, and
his trial dismissal. Ho alleges that there was
not sufficient ground for his arrest; no author
ity for his imprisonment, and that the case was
not conducted in accordance with the statutes.
Ho also charges a bad condition of affairs on
the prison ship Independence. Formal service
wis made upon the Secretary of tbe navy to
day. The papers have been turned over to
Judge Advocate General Remey.
An Accra vntcd Assault Case.
Thomas Powers, the man who was so badly
beaten up Tnesday morning and came near
being killed by a gang of men who attacked
him at McKeesport, yesterday charged Richard
Farmer before 'Squire Berry with aggravated
assault and battery, and in default of SoOO bail
the latter was sent to jail.
Says They Aro Frauds.
For several days past four well dressed young
men, wearing silk bats and an appearance of
prosperousness, havo been canvassing the city
in the interest of a clnb house, which they
claim Is to be erected hero for the benefit of
commercial travelers. Assistant Superinten
dent O'Mara says they are f rands.
England Will Cling to Egypt.
London, June 20. England has declined to
guarantee tho evacnation of Egypt, which was
demanded by Franco as a condition of her ac
ceptance of thd Egyptian conversion scheme.
Tbe scheme has therefore been abandoned.
France also demanded tbo annnllment of the
Anglo-Turkish convention of 1887.
Jnines W. Grove,
Fifth ave., is showing a larger line of fire
works than ever before. We have a double
supply. Our first shipment was detained
by the great flood. Fearing we would not
get them in time, we telegraphed for dupli
cate shipments. Both have now arrived,
and in consequence of this our stock is un
usually large, and of the very best goods
made. They must go if low prices will do it.
Smoke the best, La Perla del Fumar
clear Havana Key West Cigars. Sold 3 for
2?o by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth
ave. .
Guns, revolvers; catalogues free.
J H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st
"Una." fancy snrine patent flour, best
in the world., . xxs I "
A Test to be Made of the Constitutionality
of New York's Law.
Special Telegram to Tbe inspatco.
Buffalo. June 26. Referee Tracy C.
Becker said to-day that be would begin to tako
testimony about July 8 In the Kemmter murder
case to find out whether death by electricity is
crnel and inhuman. Attorney General Tabor,
District Attorney Qulnby and Charles 8.
Hatch, counsel for Kemmler, are quoted as
sayinc that if tbe electric law is declared un
constitutional tha reneal of the hanging law
will be void, thus restoring to the statute books
the hanging penalty. All azreo that if Kemm
ler escapes death by electricity be must hang.
Other lawyers say that tho repeal of tbe sec
tion would not be unconstitutional, and that
New York would have no death penalty with
out a now law.
Alonslgnor Perslco Is Not Afraid of Irish
Roue, June 28. The story that Monslgnor
Persico, irrhis report to the Pope on the re
sult of his investigation of Irish affairs, had as
serted that the Irish Nationalists had formed a
plot to kill him if be returned to Ireland, is
pronounced pnrely Imaginary.
It is stated that the Pope has appointed
Monslgnor Persico Secretary of the Propa
ganda of Oriental Rites, and that this is tbe
real reason why he will not return to Ireland.
Chemically Pare and Perfectly Clear Water
, Near nt Hnnd.
Messrs. Bailer, Beck & Co. are now giv
ing away large quantities of the pure water
that condenses from the evaporated artesian
water used at their saltworks on Rebecca
street, Allegheny. A chemical analysis
shows this condensed water to be perfectly
pure. Messrs. Heenan nnd Brown, both
residents of Allegheny, who have jnst re
turned from Johnstown, report great quan
tities of filth being dumped into the rirer
there, and say that if the people could see
these dumps they certainly would not drink
any river water. Many families are secur
ing the pure water from Messrs. Haller,
Beck & Co. for drinking and cooking pur
poses. The firm is preparing a reservoir for
saving this condensed water, and would be
glad to have all persons avail themselves of
it. It will be free to all for the present No
filtering needed. The water is clear as
We Lend Them All
In quality, quantity and low prices on fire
works, baby carriages, bicycles, girl's tri
cycles, boy's velocipedes, hammocks, cro
quet,, lawn tennis, lawn swings, satchels,
flags, firecrackers, cannon crackers, dolls,
toys, etc., at James W. Grove's, Fifth ave.
A Fine DIsplny of Fireworks
Suitable forfamilles, parties, clubs, etc., can
be had for a very moderate sum by buying
them at reduced" club and family prices at
J. H. Johnston's, 706-Smithtiel'd street.
Open Saturday evening and till 4 o'clock on
the Fourth.
If you are seeking for a very fine im
ported cigar, ask to see the La Matilde
brand. From $10 to $40 per 100..
G'. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
SI Only.
Fine spectacles practically adjusted to
sight at Steinmann's, Jeweler and'Optician,
107 Federal st., Allegheny. ttssu
Over 200 varietiesof Imported Key "West
and Domestic Cigars from $2 to $40 per 100.
G. "W. Schmidt,
Noj. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Excursion to Johnstown. '
The Baltimore and Ohio Bnilroad will
sell excursion tickets Sunday next to Johns
town, rate $2 35 for the round trip. Special
train will leave new depot at 7:30 a. m.
Hekdeicks & Co. invite your attention
to their low prices; best work in the two
cities; cabinets only $1 a dozen. 68 Federal
st, Allegheny.
All persons afflicted with dyspepsia find
immediate relief by using Angostura Bit
ters. Californln Claret.
Coleman's Flag Brand,
G. "W. S. Flag Brand,
Zinfandel Claret,
By the case or bottle.
G. "W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Exeorslon to Johnstown.
The Baltimore nnd Ohio Bnilroad will
sell excursion tickets Sunday next to Johns
town, rate $2 35 for the round trip. Special
train will leave new depot at 7:30 A. M.
Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!
Big reduction in prices; great variety of
pieces; beantifnl displays. Come early and
don't wait till the last moment. Qnality
guaranteed. J. H. Johnston,
706 Smithfield st.
Pilsner Beer.
Call for this celebrated make of Franen
heim & Vilsack. To be had at all first
class bars. ttssu
Guns, revolvers; catalogues free.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st.
Lake" flour
makes delicious
Desirable Grades and Styles at 25c,
' 37c and 50c.
All-wool solid colored Cashmeres ana Henri
ettas, choice shades prices pruned. Fancy
Dress Goods for combinations and retrimmlng,
at special prices. Plain and printed India
Silks choice shadings 40c, 73c and JL Colored
Satin-finished Silks, closing low. Summer
Silks, all on counter, reduced. Black and
white plaid and check Surahs, 60c. Black and
colored Sarahs at low prices. Bargain num
bers in a purchase of Black Silks, from 75c to
Si 5a
Gingham and Wash Goods stock, late addi
tions, bought under value. First-class lines of
plaid and fancy striped Ginghams, choice
Satlnes, Batiste and other printed cottons.
Ribbed Yests, 12K&
Gauze Bodies,
Egyptian Cotton, 25c,
75c; Lisle. 45c.
Other Bargains.
Fine Gauze, 25c.
Fast Blacks. 25c
Fast Blacks, 30c. 40c,
50c, 60c.
Extra Lisle, 40c and 50c
All other stocks equally attractive. Best
values shown in Beaded Wraps. Children's
Garments cut deep in price.
your family keep the VICTORIA NAT
URAL MINERAL WATER, imported direct
to this city from near Ems, Germany, by Major
Z".Z?Sr&?&S?T.0 8e"e-
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-NEW ADTEHmSEatESTS. f.ijt ,
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In tha Suit room Special sale of
Ladles' Summer Suits. Satlne and
Gingham Suits at to and upward.
White Lawn Suits, S3 50, to and up
ward. Traveling Suits, 310 and upward.
India Silk Suits, Black Surah Silk
Suits, Black Net Suits; Cballl Suits
and Tea Gowns.
Tennis Jackets in cream, white and
fancy Flannels.
Ladies' Flannel Blouse Waists, $1 and
Plain and fancy stripe and check
Silk Blouse Waists.
Large and complete stock of Chll
dren's and Misses' Suits, In Gingham,
Lawn and Llght-weightWoolens. Boys
Kilt Suits, 4 to 6 year sizes. Boys' Man-o'-war
Suits. Fauntleroy Waists; White
Guimpe Waists. Baby outfits complete.
Black French Cashmere Fichus, em
broidered and with silk fringe all
around, go and up to $20.
Traveling Dusters and Long Cloth
Wraps at lowest prices.
Our special Summer Dress Goods
Sale in light weight woolen fabrics for
summer wear; striped and plaid Mohairs
at 25c; regular 50c qual'ty. Fine im
ported Novelty Dress Goods, !1 and
1 23 quality, now selling for 50c a yard.
One lot of side-border MousseUnes,
cream white, with high colored borders, .
only 75c, were SI and tl 35 a yard. Near.?
ly 100 styles m 50-inch fine wool check
and stripe English style Suiting3 at tl a
yard, regular price 1 25.
Printed India Silks Hundreds of
pieces here, 50c, 65c and 75c; also, at SI
and tl 25. Hundreds of yards selling
dally, as our styles and qualities are
the newest and best and the variety of
designs unequaled.
Special good values In Black Surah
Silks, Black India Silks, Black Silk
Grenadines and other Black Silks la
light weights for summer wear.
Our special sale of Satines anf Ging
hams. Another 100 piece lot of fine,
wide Scotch Zephyr Ginghams at 25c &
yard. French Satlnes at 18c 71ns
American Satlnes at 12c, 15c 'and 20c a
yard. Fine French Satines at 25c and
30c Good Ginghams at 6c, 9c, 12&
All are bargains.
New fancy plaid Scotch Flannels only
25c a yard. New styles in Outing Cloths
at 12c and IScayard. Fine French
Flannels 75c, worth SL
Special bargains In Ladies' Muslin
Latest styles in Millinery Department
Trimmed Pattern Hats and Bonnets, at :
rednced prices. Special sale of flna
French Flowers. -
Hot Weather Underwear, for Men
Women and Children.
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