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Of Otodfbtate Which is Kow Worth
iny Quantity of Money.
lasl Jast Been Awarded to a Long. Per
FEOM- $5,000,000 TO 15,000,000 IN IT.
IfceOrfeliud Owner Sold the Properly UTwo Differ.
' f!f - ent rartlet.
A. large portion of Duluth has been
awarded to Frederick D. Prentice by the
courts. He purchased it many years ago
from a man who, received it as a dowry with
an Indian maiden. It was afterward resold
to another party, who made ont deeds to the
jesent occupants. The value Of the prop
erty is from 55,000,000 to 513,000,000.
rsrJECTAi. TZX.XGJUOI TO THX SISrATCR.1
Duiajth, Minx., June 28. Frederick D.
Prentice, a New York millionaire, has been
awarded possession of half of Duluth by
Judge Parish, of the Circnit Court, at Ash
land, Wis. The property is valued at over
55,000,000. The history of the case is a
most interesting one. Mr. Prentice, who
was born in Ohio 65 years ago, and made his
first money in lumbering, visited 30 years
ago the Lake Superior copper mines for
the purpose of inspecting them with a view to
Ashland and Dulath had no existence then,
beyond the latter's having a small Indian set
tlement, but Mr. Prentice saw their eligibility
1 orbecoming centers of population, and made
, ueiTy purchases of land in what is now the
best portion of Asland and the undivided half
ol ISO acres in Duluth, which is now in litiga
tion, paying for the latter something like 2,000.
He acquired it from one Benjamin Armstrong,
a white man, who received it as a dower of his
wife, a daughter of the Chippewa Indian Chief
Buffalo, to whom the United States issued a
patent for a section of land, or 640 acres, in
what had formerly been the Chippewa reserva
tion. US INDIAN MAIDEN'S DOWEY.
A quarter of this section, or 160 acres, was
given to the chiefs daughter in his distribution
of his land among his children. Shaw-Braw-Strang
(Armstrong's Indian name), after sell
ing an undivided half of this to Mr. Prentice,
resold it to John II. Gilman, and the land in
controversy is now held under deeds from the
latter. Mr. Prentice does not seem to have
paid much attention to tbecourse of events,
ana it was oniy mree years ago mat ne insti
tuted suit to recover his property.
The case was decided against him in the
United States Court sitting at St. Paul,
and before he took an appeal the limi
tation of time allowed for that
Enrpose was passed. Under the Minnesctalaws,
owever, he was able to resume the case de
novo by paying large costs. This was a year
ago. Since then he has been trying to bring the
case to trial. A time has been set on four
different occasions, but the defendants have in
each instance succeeded insecuringapostpone
menu The chief and matt importantof the defend
ants is the Northern Pacific Railway, whose ex
tensive elevators and docks at Duluth are situ
ated on the land claimed by Mr. Prentice, and
against whom he has a suit for ejectment
AN IMMENSE SUM.
Howell Smith, Mr. Prentice's confidential
man. says the value of the property claimed is
nearer 15,000,000 than $5,000,000. Mr. Prentice
is the manager of the Prentice Brown Stone
Company, of Wisconsin, owning several thou
sand acres of brown stone quarries.
Mr. Smith was surprised when shown the
dispatch, for, he said, he had not been expect
ing a decision so soon. He had received a let
ter from Mr. Prentice, dated the 22d instant,
in which it was stated that the trial had been
postponed on the 17th. when it was to have
taken place, until the next session of the court,
some months hence.
borne action, however, he was suro must
say- that t
a place, and as the dispatch did not J
there bad been atrial, henferredl
that a compromise had been arrived at. that
the defendants had confessed judgment, and
that judgment bad then been entered against
them, preparatory to the carrying ont of the
terms of the compromise.
EEADI FOE TUB WORSHIPERS.
Arch Street M. E. Church, Allesheny, to bo
The new Arch Street M. E. Chnrch, Alle
gheny, will be dedicated Sunday, the services
commencing with the dedicatory sermon by
Bishop Joyce. The elder or the Allegheny dis
trict will preside over a platform meeting in
the afternoon at which all the Methodist Epis
copal ministers of the two cities will be present
and a number of addresses will be maae. The
evening exercises will consist of a grand praise
service. Good music will be a feature of the
exercises of the day, the church choir and
many local singers of promise participating.
Mrs. Cora D. Foster, a well known vocal musi
cian, of Boston, will then make ber first ap
pearance before an Allegheny audience. Mrs.
Poster will be a permanent acquisition to Pitts
burg's musical circle.
The church is a beautiful edifice and well
suited to its purpose. It is of uncut stone and
fronts on Arch and North Diamond streets. It
is very handsome in its architectural design
and ranks among the finest churches in the two
The whole cost of the structure is about $45.
000, most of which has already been secured.
The Sunday school has pledged 1.000, and the
Xadlns'Aid Society has raised POO. About
SUOO was raised at the laying of the corner
stone, which, added to the sum already in hand
at the time, considerably lessens the debt.
AK0THEE JOHNSTOWN CHAPTER.
An Actress Becomes Temporarily Insane on
Account of Her Child.
A woman was brought to the Twenty-eighth
Ward station-house last night in an unconscious
condition. Upon recovering she gave her
name as Mrs. Lawrence, aged 33 years. She is
an actress and' was a member of a company
which was engaged to give a matinee and even
lngperformanceinJohnstownonthe day of the
fatal disaster. She had a child, a bright little
girl of 7, who was sent to stay with a friend
when the mother left the hotel for the theater
to take her part in the matinee.
xne curtain nan not been up very long when
a messenger notified the people in the house
that the South Fork dam had broken. Mrs.
Lawrence and all the other members of the
company were saved, but the woman lost her
child. She searched for several days, but
finally gave up in despair. Her trouble was
the cause of a temporary loss of her mind, and
she knew nothing since until last night.
A KHANTI BOAT EI0T.
Men light, and a Woman Flourishes n Re
volver While It Lasts.
A row occurred on a shanty boat, moored at
the Monongahela wharf, just above the RAO.
Depot, yesterday afternoon, and the partici
pants, being very drunk, made so much noise
that the depot officer went before Magistrate
Grlpp and entered information against them.
When Constable Carney and a couple of
officers went to raid the boat they found Lizzie'
liclnary, one of the inmates, out on the wharf
flourishing a revolver. The officers captured
the whole party, consisting of Adam Motts,
Albert. Charles and Lizzie Mclnary and Jennie
Cline, and took tbem to Central Station.
A boy of about 8 years was also on toe boat,
and at his requesttwas allowed to spend tho
Bight in the cell with his brothers.
HE WANTS HIS M0NEI BACK
A Salt Acalast the F. it M. Bank. by Chris
tian Trontman, tbe Hardware Man.
Christian Trautman yesterday entered suit
against the assignees of the Farmers and Me
chanics' Bank of the Sonthslde. Trantman
states that on October 12, 1KS3, not knowing that
tbo bank was insolvent, he left with it checks
amounting to 1276 55 for collection. The doors
"ofthe bank were closed the next day. The
officials, knowing tbe hank was insolvent, had
no right to receive the checks. Tbey refused
to return them to him, and afterward the
assignees of the bank collected them and re
tained the money.
A call was made at Mr. Trautman's borne on
Bouth Eighteenth street, but tho gentleman
was absent. His wife could not answer intelli
gently on the matter. '
DrsPATca, -give a series 0 pen pictures of the
w"tCTMjn anajatauMarutet or. me jfarua-
JLJpRT BIG SLICK OF
AFRAID FOR THE ORPHANS.
Charlotte firalib, of"lho YV. K. I. L., DUsntls-
fled With Onyrruor Rrwvr She
Think Cliques n:nl Uir.k Ato Running
John F.Bair, agent C the Wheeling Soap
Company, t No. Virgin alley, Pittsburg,
last evening received the following letter from
Charlotte SmittvPrcsident; t' tho Woman's
National Industrial League:
Washington, 1). C, Jane 17, 1839.
John F. Balr, Esq.. Aeent Wheeling Soap" Com
Dear Sin I notice in tbejonrhils of this morn
ing that you were Instrumental In getting np a
medal for presentation to Major Armesfor pulling
Governor Beaver's nose.
I Inclose you a letter I addressed the Governor
In relation to the Johnstown orphans. I have
reason for believing that rings and cliques are en
gaged in the misappropriation of the funds gen
erously contributed for the Johnstown sufferers,
and ask your co-operation In find
ing out the truth In this regard,
and ir true, your assistance in exposing them.
Tho Governor has not as yet thought proper to re
spond to the purport of my letter, which con
vinces mc that any suggestion of mine, or the in
terposition of others In the premises docs not meet
his approval, or engage his Interest.
I am authorized by the Senate Committee to In
vestigate the status of Industrial women, etc., and
if the question comes before the Legislature I
wonld ask yourco-operatlon. etc.
1 have not been able to go to Johnstown as yet,
but have private correspondence there, l'lease
answer. Yours, etc, CiiiULOTTE smith.
The letter of Charlotte Smith to Governor
Beaver, to which reference is made in the fore
going, was written June 10, and was published
in the Washington J'ost of June 11. In it she
cava that she notices in the papers that tho
Waifs Mission is doing a noble work in Johns
town, but suggests that while it reads well, yet
the children of the Johnstown disaster should
be the wards of the State of Pennsylvania.
The State should establish a home and provide
for them until tbey arrive at the age of dis
cretion. They should have an industrial,
practical education. Generous impulses,
she says, are spasmodic, and those who volun
teer to take care of the children may tiro of
them when those impulses subside, and the
waifs may be made slaves and mistreated in
the end. Mrs. Smith says she has seen so much
of the workings of so-called charitable institu
tions that she is convinced that it is tho duty
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to erect
an orphan asylum on the heights above Johns
town, and keep them there. It would bo a
burning disgrace to a great State like Pennsyl
vania, she says, to farm out the children to sat
isfy the greed, avarice and aims of private in
dividuals. Mr. Bair will look into the matter, and keep
Mrs. Smith advised of the results.
KO ZOO AFTER ALfc.
Monument Hill Cannot be Leased by the
City bf Allegheny.
The suD-AIlegheny Park- Committee on
Grounds met yesterday afternoon to consider
the matter of leasing Monument Hill to a
private corporation for the establishment ot a
zoological garden, also a project to beautify the
hill. Messrs. Snaman, Neeb and Curry were
present. When the zoo matter was taken up
one of the members prodnced an act of assem
bly passed in 1870, which reads as follows:
Be it enacted, etc., that that (portion of the
seminary grounds (Monument Hill) purchased by
the cltv or Allegheny, which has not been disposed
of by the said city by perpetual lease be. and tne
same is, appropriated and set apart to the use of
the public as a portion of the public parks of the
This' act settles the matter and the commit
tee will report at the meeting of the general
committee on Monday that tne bill cannot be
leased to a corporation or an individual.
The matter of improving the hill was then
discussed. At a recent meeting of Councils
Mr. Neeb introduced a resolution authorizing
the improvement, which was referred to the
sub-committee in conjunction with Superin
tendent Hamilton and City Engineer hlers.
The latter was asked to prepare plans and an
estimate of the cost. He prodnced his plans
at the meeting, and they provide for a driving
road from the west and .one from the north;
also numerous footwalks, the former To be, of
asphalt block and sheet asphalt for the foot
walks. The total cost of this Improvement.
Mr. Khlers estimates, will be about $20,000.
This money will either come from the con
tingent fund or bonds will be Issued to cover
the expense. The report will be recommended
to the general body at the next meeting.
A DETRIMENT TO THE FUNDS.
So Snys Milton Weston of the Snarl Between
the Relief Committees.
Milton Weston was in the city yesterday, and
left last night on the New York express for the
authorities in Chicago wcro-much exercised at,J
the way in which the different relief commit-"
tees intended to aistrinute tne conxnontlons
for the sufferers. The .committee in Chicago
have now $90,000 in their bands, and they bave
decided to send a man to Johnstown with the
money and give it to the sufferers. ;
He thinks that the snarl among tho various
committees has been very detrimental to the
sufferers, because the people out West have
closed their pockets on account of it
1828, Imperial Amontillado Sherry,
full quarts $3 00
1828, Imported Brown Sherry, full
quarts .'.. 3 00
Pemartin Sherry, full quarts 2 00
Choice Old Brown Sherry, full quarts. 2 00
Harmony Sherry, full quarts. 1 50
Pine Old Topaz Sherry, lull quarts.-. . . 1 00
For sale by G. "W. Schmidt,. 95 and 97
Deckeb BeOS.', Knabe &. .Co., and
Fischer pianos, and Estey. .organs, the
leaders in the musical instrument art, are
to be had at Hamilton's onlv. 91 and 93
Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa., and can be
secured at the lowest prices and most acco
modating terms of payment.
What a Comfort
To feel you have got the worth of your
money, even in the smallest purchase. If
you're going totuy the boys some fireworks
for the Fourth why not go where you will
get the best goods for the least money? Our
all-colored fireworks are never excelled
and Seldom equaled; besides, the prices are
no higher than the common goods are usu
ally sold for. Look the stock over at James
"W. Grove's before purchasing. twts'
All the leading brands of port, sherry,
madeira, claret, Ithein wines' and cham
pagnes. Telephone 677.
Schuetz, Kenziehausen & Co., '
100 and 102 Market st., cor. First ave.
This a Great Day In Wash Goods Depart
ment. Come and see the many and great bar
gains in satines, lawns, ginghams, chintzes
and prints all clean, fresh goods the
greatest bargains you have Overseen, to-day.
Penu Avenue Stores.
Eemembee this! The men's flannel
shirts which Kaufmanns' will show to-day at
08c beat any $1 50 shirt -shown elsewhere.
A.handsome belt or "Windsor scarf thrown
in free besides.
Fine Bye Whiskies.
All the leading brands of pure rye whis
kies; also brandies, gin, rum, Kimmel
Schuetz, BEirziE'HATJSEir & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st, "cor. First are.
People Wlio Bqr
Fireworks, balloons, tbrpgdoes, cannon
crackers, flags, lanterns, etc., can .find the
largest line to select from and get the best
goods made'afSrames "W. Grove's. Remem
ber, prices always the lowest TWTS
Crackers, torpedoes, rockets. .Fine assort
ment Low prices.'
Harbison's Toy Store,
D 123 Federal street, Allegheny.
Now for n Bang Up Fourth.
A neat paper-cap pistol, together with 600
shots, presented io-day with every boy's or
child's suit at.Kaufmanns'.
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- 07 Fifth ave.
Elegakt line of English striped flannel
vests. James H. Aiken & Co..
F. Si Y.'m Iron City Beer '
Is the best in the market- Pore', wholesome
THE' PITTSBURG- .
The Treasurer of the' Order of Tonti
$40,000 Short in His Accounts.
HE IS REMOVED - FROM OFFICE
Bj the President Upon tho Discovery of the
HIS B0KDSMEK DON'T CAEK TO TALK
Bat Hare Him Arrested and Placed Under 130,000
Philadelphia, to prove that she is as met
ropolitan as Pittsburg-, comes to the front
with a first-class defalcation. The man who
is charged with betraying his trnstis George
"W. "Wright, the Supreme Treasurer of the
Order of Tonti, and the shortage is placed
at $10,000. The bondsmen of "Wright sus
pended judgment, but in the meantime
have had him placed in jail for safe keep
ing. Iffl-ECIAt TELEQKAM TO THX DISPATCH. I
Philadelphia, June 28. George "W.
"Wright until recently has been Supreme
Treasurer of the Order of Tonti. He has
been using the money of the order until the
defalcation is estimated by the Supreme
President at 40, 000.
Mr. "Wright is a well-known" business
man, and is Secretary and Treasurer of the
Northwestern Storage Company, at Seven
teenth and Poplar streets. It is understood
that his accounts with ttfs storage company
are straight Mr. Wright, in addition to being
the Snprcme Treasurer of the Order of Tonti,
win-connected with the Order of Pcnte and the
Order of Iron HalL
BEHOVED FEOSI OFFICE.
" When the shortage was made known to the
Supreme Executive. Committee of the order, a
meeting of which was held on Wednesday
evening last and Mr. Wright had stated that
he was nnable to make good the deficit a reso
lution was immediately passed directing the
Supreme President to remove him and appoint
Mr. Mliler Burkhardt of No. 2S31 North Broad
street as his successor, and call upon his se
curity to make good the deficit thus having no
further dealing with Mr. Wright in'the'matter,
but with the security companies that went on
his bond. An official circular was sent to tbe
secretaries ot the various lodges yesterday,
notifying tbem that Mr. Wright's removal and
Mr. Unrkbardt's appointment ,
There will not be one cent of loss to the or
der of Tonti, as the shortage ,1s covered by
bonds amounting to 50,000, as follows: Tbe
City Trust Safe Deposit and Surety Company,
of Philadelphia. $10,000: American Surety Com
pany, of New York, S20,0n0, and the Fidelity
Casualty Company, ot New York, $20,000."
President Charles M. Swain and Trust'Officer
Sinn,, of tbe City Trust Safe Deposit and
Surety Company, refused this afternoon to
give any of tbe facts and circumstances of the
defalcation within tbelr knowledge.
The discovery was made or at least we
were first informed, about it yesterday after
noon, not quite 24 hours since," said Mr. Swain;
"and until we learn more definite particulars,
we can say nothing. We do not know posi
tively whether it is a defalcation or a misun
derstanding, or an embezzlement or what it is,
and until we learn more we have nothing to
say. Tbe man may be entirely innocent and it
would not be fair to talk about the case until
we know he is guilty."
Late to-night it was ascertained Mr. Wright
is in jail under $30,000 bonds. He was arrested
by the City Trust, one of his bondsmen. "
JUBILEE AND LAWN FETE.
The Seventeenth Ward Pupils Enjoy Them
selves at the Arsenal Grounds.
The annual treat afforded tbe pupils of the
Seventeeth ward schools by the United States
army officers in charge of the Allegheny Ar
senal took place yesterday in the beautiful
grounds of the arsenal above Butler street, and
was keenly enjoyed by upward of 6,500 pupils.
The jubilee and lawn fete commenced at 2 P.
M., with a review by Major George W.McKee
and Colonel A. S. M. Morgan in the arsenal
lower grounds, followed by tbe rendition of
national airs by tbe children, led by Profs.
Betnhart and Weiss, the aceompaniment being
furnished by the Great Western Band.
Among the amusements indulged in liberally
during the day were baseball, croquet football
and other mild snorts,a balloon ascension form
ing an agreeable feature of tbe entertainment
An elaborate- concert was given by the Great
Western Band under Prof. Weiss' direction, in
which 14 showy numbers were smoothly per
formed. Although rain threatened to mar the
enjoyment of those present the pleasurable
event passed off without any nntoward incident
WANT THE DAM EEMOTED.
West Endcrs, Fearful of the Sawmill Ron
Patrick Foley was Chairman and Dr. 3. W.
Neely Secretary of a meeting of the West End,
held In the Thirty-sixth ward schoolbouse, last
night to seenre the removal of tbe dam at the
mouth of Sawmill run. It is claimed that the
dam, which is on the Woods' estate, causes the
blocking of sewers, and is a menace to the
health of the community. Besolntions were
adopted setting forth these facts, and request
ing tbe City Attorney to take steps to have the
nam removed, juessrs. oamuei Andrews, i. r.
Hershberger, Michael Rogers, Evan Jones,
James Fox and O. P. Robertson were appointed
to present the matter to tbe City Attorney.
-The Hibernian Declnlon Snstalned.
To the Editor of The DlsDatcb:
Tbe decision of the Massachusetts Supreme
Court sustains the American Board of the An
cient Order of Hibernians. Let there be no
misunderstanding. Any other publication to
the contrary is false.
Jame Patrick O'Neill.
PmSBURO. June 28, 18S9.
He Will Not Brine Suit.
J. D. Buckley said last nlgbt there was no
thought of bringing suit against young Patton,
the embezzler, who ran away with lodge and
other funds. "In the first place," said Mr.
Buckley, "he is worth nothing' and again, ho. is
not (here, so there is nothing to attach or per
son to hold responsible."
The Men Were. Too Friendly.
J. C. McCormick, of Venango, supposed he
had met two friends yesterday afternoon; but he
bw bis mistake after tbey left him and took
bis watch and money with them. Detective
McTighe arrested CharlesMoore last night and
he was locked np as one of the men who acted
too friendly to McCormick. The other.escaped.
Tbe Police Denv the Shooting-.
An allegation, tbat'a son of Charles Zallnski,
of Bcltzhoover borough, had been shot two'
nights ago, was positively denied last night by
the Sonthside police.
Now for a Bans Up Fourth.
A neat-paper-cap pistol, together with 600
shots, presented to-day with every boy's or
child's suit at Kaufmanns'. 1
Frenli Arrivnt. .
. Jnst received from the Anheuser-Busch
St Louis brewery.a1 large supply of their
celebrated Budweiser beer, in both quarts
and pints. For sale at G. "W. Schmidt's,
ITos. 95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
One HtrNDRED dozen men's 'finest silk
striped French 'flannel shirts, sold all. over
town for S3, will be cloaed out at the almost
Incredible low price 6f$l 74 at Kaufmanns'
to-day. A magnificent belt ' or "Windsor,,
scarf free with every flannel shirt ot not less
Finest assortment and prices the lowest
Habbisoh's Toy Stobe,
D 123 Federal St, Allegheny.
, Imported Ale. and Porter.
Bass, ale, Burke's bottling Bass ale, Mo
Mullin's bottling and Guinness' extra Dub
lin stout, pints by the dozen. Telephone 677.
.SCHUETZ, BEKZIEHAUSEK & CO.,
100 and 102 Market st, cor. First ave.
Don't, don't, don't fail to look at Kauf.
manns grand window display to-day of 24o
summer silk scarfs. Every one is worth
I'Wo. v . V ,
f)ISPATOH; . SATURDAY,
The Merry YUIrora to 1'Utabnrc Went on a
A grand excursion on the steamer Mayflower
terminated the Plumbers'i Convention yester
day. About 0 o'clock the different guests ar
rived at tho Monongahela wharf; but it was
not until 10 o'clock that tho steamer departed.
The pleasure-seeking party was at first taken
down the Ohio as Jar .as. Davis Island dam,
then tbe boattumpd around again, and going
up the Monongahela- river the trip was ex
tended as far as McKe'esport Here the excur
sionists gathered around 'the tables In the ele
gantly decorated saloon of. the steamer, and tbe
party enjoyed a delicious dinner. The-bill of
tare contained everything tho heart could
desire. . '
On the return trip tho boat throw anchor at
the National Tube Works, and all the guests
went ashoro here to pay a visit to the works.
Tbq management of tbe works detailed a lot of
employes to show tbe visitors around the differ
ent departments. It was quite Interesting to
watch tbe plumbers, who saw the manufacture
of pipe for the first time In their lives, although
they had. perhaps, mado millions by handling
Several hours were spent here in a very en
tertaining manner." Then tbe Mayflower went
on her homeward course, and dancing was tbe
order until all arrived again in Pittsburg.
A number of the delegates returned to their
homes last night, and all who were spoken to
united in saying that they had never been
tteated so hospitably and liberally at any con
vention they bad ever attended. A large num
ber of tbe delegates will.go.on a visit to Johns
SOLD OUT TO-TllE STANDABD.
Tbe Producers' Association DUponcs of its
Stock to tbe monopoly.
A dispatch from Oil City, received last even
ing, said: "The 2crricA!has positive' and en
tirely reliable information that the' producers'
oil, which has .caused so much concern to the
speculative trade. Was sold to tbe Standard Oil
Company at to-day's closing market"
This has been expected for some few days
past as the six months' option given the pro
ducers to sell their 6,000,000 barrels of oil had
expired, and there was "much conjecture as to
what would become of it. It has been whispered
that Joe Craig was endeavoring to control tbo
producers' possessions, but a prominent broker
said lascnighf that if Mr. Craig wished to buy
that oil ho wonld ue compelled ,to pay a higher
price than the Standard, and this, of course,
would be nonsensical. The monopoly was
bound to bave It and it has been conceded to it
bv all brokers and oil men. This will necessa
rily curtail further the already paucity of cer
tificates. The oil market was .weaker yesterday at the
close, caused probably by the anticipated oc
currence. It is said that the producers real
ized about S cents per barrel upon it The
compact between tbe Standard and the Pro
ducers' Protective Association is an. old story.
TWO SEWEES.fJAYE IN,
Canting- Serloua. Dnuingo la Upper and
One of Allegheny's bigfewers that drains the
Wood's Bun district caved in on Bayard street
yesterday and considerable damage was done.
It is a six-foot sewer, and at tbe point where it
caved in was 20 feet from the surfadb of the
street Street Commissioner William F.
Meese was notified. and at once went to tho
scene of the accident He sent a man down to
examine as to the extent of the damage to the
sewer, but as there was danger of another cave
in bo called him back. 'About SO feet of tbe
sewer bas fallen lo.'aud it is believed a large
portion of the sewer has been damaged. Mr.
Meese cannot estimate-the loss or tbe cost of
tbe sewer. -
He says the recent.beavy rains have choked
up the sewer and a break has been expected.
A gang of men will be put to work this morn
lng to repair it and efforts made to prevent an
overflow that will damage the property in the
neighborhood. - - -
Another.break occurred yesterday, it being a
three-foot sewer on the Perrysville road. Sev
eral cellars were flooded by the accidents.
Ended'Iier Otvn Life.
Mrs. Sophia McCleary, an aged woman visit
ing relatives at 339 Frankstown avenue, took
her life early yesterday" morning while suffer
ing from temporary aberration ot mind caused
by insomnia. For several days she bad been
under the professional care of Dr. Fulton, but
her mental condition did not improve. Bhe
secured the pistol' with which the deed was
committed from her son's room, and muffled
herself up with pillows in order to deaden tbe
sound, and.no one knew of ber death until sev
eral hours afterward.- Mrs. McCleary lived
in Colorado for several years. Tbe Coroner's
inquest was in accordance with the facts.
AYe Lend. Theim 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 jVY. Grove's, Fifth ave.
" i TWTS
Coleman's Flag Brand"" V
G. "W. S. Flag Brand,
By the case or.bottle.'t.
G. "W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
7:45 A. M. To-Dav- Our Wash Goods
1 ... Snle-.
A surprise party to bargain seekers in onr
big wash goods' department come early;
you will find lots;of company among these
- Jos. HObne &.Co.'s
"Penn Avenne Stores.
Go TO Hamilton's, 91 and 93 Fifth
avenne, for eithera $175;, or 1,000 piano,
his stock covers' every-grade and price in
the trade, and his terms of monthly pay
ments are, made; .to, 'Suit'v every condition.
Every graduate' of.the present commence
ment season should' have a Decker Bros.',
a Knabe & Co., or a Fischer piano.
' FlnoBjo Whiskies.
All the leading brands of pure rye whis
kies, ranging in age from 1869 down to the
present month, Telephone 677.
SCHUETZ, BENZIEHATTSEN & CO.,
100 and 102 Market st,, cor. First ave.
Not only the best makes in abnndance,
but at lower prices thaninferior goods are
usually sold for. Convince yourself of this
fact by calling at James "W." Grove's, Fifth
ave., before purchasing.--- . twts
One hundbed dozen men's finest silk
striped French flannel shirts, sold all over
town for S3, will beclosed out at the almost
incredible low price" of,?l 74 at Kaufmanns'
to-day. A magnificent belt or "Windsor
scarf free with every.flan'nel shirt of not less
Guns never so', cheap' as now. . Send or
call for illustrated catalogue of guns, revol
vers, sporting goods, -etc.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smith-field Bt.
Try Onr7 Cakes.
California mixed, ginger snaps, soda
crackers. The best goods in -the market
TUFSSU S. S.fAItVTN & CO.
Schlitz Milwaukee, Pilsner, extra pale
and extra stout incaScsof 2 dozen quarts
and 3 dozen pints; liberal allowance for
empties; also, the same beers in casks of C
dozen quarts and 10 dozen pints.
Schuetz, Benziehausen & Co.,
100 and 102 Market St., cor. First ave.
Telephone 677. - -
Now for.'a" BjinE Up' Fonrib.
A-neat paper-ea'fjplst6l; together with 600
shots, presented to-day with -every-boy's or
(child's suit at Kanimanns'.
"White and fancy linen Vests al James
H. Aiken & Co.'s
Oveb 200 varieties oCImborted JKey "West
and Domestic Cigars from $3 to $40 per 100.
V ' G. W". Schmidt,
Nosi.95 and 97 Fifth ave,
A. great hosiery bargain--Juit received,
100 dozen gents' fine French lisle thread yA
hose at 25c; couldn't sell them early in the
season nnder SO cents.' Bogos & Buhl.
GAMBLERS' LUCK,, fc
and omens on which belling nen,rclv, will be
explained in-A.JP. Mdridge'tjkiper in to-tnor
row' Dispatch. . ' - : 7 ? '
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JUNE . .99,- .1889.
TO THE S0UTHSIDE.
A New Bridge to be Built From Boss
Street Across. .
BIG CAPITALISTS INTERESTED.
A Eiyal Street Car Line One of the features
of the Project
SUCCEEDS TO AN ABANDOKED SCHEME,
A project to build a bridge from the foot
of Grant street across the Monongahela
river to the Southside, was broached some
five or six years ago. A company was,
organized, but owing to various difficulties
which arose, the principal one being that
it was not 700 feet above the Smithfield
street bridge, no further steps were taken
after the charter was procured. The idea
of having a competitor to the Smithfield
street bridge, which is a regular mint, did
not' die out, however, and is' now likely
to ber realized. A new company
has been formed, and a new
location, selected. Among the names of the
stockholders of the new company are
Joshua Rhodes, James A. McDevitt A F.
Keating. John F. Steel,-T. H. Given. H. a A.
Stewait A. M. deeper and F.M. Magce. An
application for a State charter has been made
by Solicitor Keeper for the Southside Bridge
Company, which states that the contemplated
structure will cross the Monongahela river be
ginning at the foot of Boss street and ending
at South First Tbe capital stock will be
S300.000, the shares having a par value of S50.
STYLE OF CONSTBUCTION.
One or two of the .stockholders talked to a
DisrATCH reporter yesterday afternoon re
garding the plans and style of architecture ot
the structure. It is to be a bridge for horse
cars, other vehicles and pe'destrians. There
have been no specific arrangements made yet
about the number of spans It will have, but
Iron is to be used chiefly in its construction.
All modern improvements are to be applied,
and the structural work is to be done by Pitts
burg bridge builders. The structure will be
much similar, it is stated, to the Seventh street
bridge, and tbo same freedom will bo allowed
as to rate of speed In crossing it
RIVAL STBEET CAR LINES.
It Is a.well.known fact that the Pittsburg and
Birmingham Street Car Company owns the
Second avenue1 line, which runs up Fonrth
avenue and over the Tenth street bridge, which
gives it the monopoly of Southside street car
patronage. To overcomo this, and get a rival
line, the new bridge mnst be bnilt The Trans-1
verse line will be continued, it is thonchr. no
Bnchanan street to Boss, and then cross the
oriage, making connection wun tne noxvnie
It conld not be stated definitely when opera
tions would be begun on tbe new bridge, but
that It is a fact of the future is not denied by
those identified with tbe project
r AN AQUEOUS INITIATION.
College Campers Drenched With Bain Upon
Arrivnl at Mr. Gretna.
Special Telecram to The Dispatch.
Mt. Gbetna, June 28. The alumni and
undergraduates of Trinity College, Hartford,
Conn., wbo intend passing a week in camp at
this notable military resort, on the invitation
of Bobert H. Coleman, of the class of '77, were
treated to an aqueous initiation on their
arrival this evening, the rain descending in
torrents for over an hour, and the blue and
gold colors of the college floating from jit num
ber ot flag staffs received a veritable baptism.
A special train from Hartford and New York
landed over 100 college people, among them
Profs. Ferguson, McCook, Bobb, Riggs, of the
Trinity faculty, and the baseball nine and
clee clnb connected with the institution. All
the New England States, New York, Pennsyl
vania and other States were represent
ed in the delegation. Another train
brought college campers from Detroit
Cleveland, Pittsburg and other cities. The
alumni and- undergraduates camped on tbe
ground will be reinforced to-morrow and Mon
day by reveral hundred more of invited guests
of the 600 who were requested by Mr. Coleman
to participate In the reunion. The 200 tents
erected sucround the spot where General
Sheridan, (two years ago, reviewed the 8,000
members of the National Guard. The camp
ing ground commands an excellent view of the
beautiful Conewago Lake and the grand
mountains which rear their majestic heights
During their stay the alumni and under
graduates will be treated to a number of de
lightful entertainments. They will be con
veyed to the exhaustless Cornwell ore mines,
to the Pennsylvania Steel Works and other
points of interest within a radius of 23 miles.
All SDecial trains during tbe encampment will
ba free, and a brass band will discourse musio
on tbe ground every evening. Four or five'
games of baseball will be played 'during the
A SERIOUS. FIRE LAST NIGHT.
Three Horses Roasted Alive and Two Men
Hart, One Dangerously.
An alarm from box 54 last night at 8:55 was
caused by a fire in the stable of Jobn Sang, at
No. 12 Miller street Tbe stable was totally
destroyed with three horses he valued at $700.
The fire was first discovered by Christ Sang,
son of William Sang, who went to the stable to
. try and get the horses out He bad succeeded
in getting one 01 ine norses oui ana 11 ran Dacic
into the stable, taking young. Sang with him.
The flro had gained headway, and before he
got out of the stablo he was badly
burned about the face, - breast and
arms. He was taken to McNalley's
drug store, at the corner of Miller street and
Center avenue, and Dr. McCord called in to
dress his bums, which were found dangerous.
The hair on his head was completely burned
off. He was then taken to his home, No. 23
Tbe stable was completely burned down, and
the three horses were roasted alive. Hugh
Gibson, who lives on Ferry street, was helping
the firemen, fell down a stairway In front of
No. 14 Miller street striking his head against
a sharp board, cutting an ugly gash and also
spraining his right arm. He was taken to bis
home in tbo patrol wagon. Mr. Sang had no
LAST DAI FOR FAIING,
Five Per Cent Will be Added Monday on
'Water and Hasinesa Taxes.
To-day is tbe last day for paying business and
water tax direct to the City Treasurer, and his
office was crowded yesterday. Water Assessor
Miller also had a tough time of it He was be
sieged by men of means and men of no means,
wbo protested against various kinds of assess
ments for water which they said they didn't
use. Few errors were found, however, as In
most instances the protests wero found to be of
such, a nature that there was no necessity.for a
change. After to-day tbe tax duplicates un
paid will go to the Delinquent Tax Collector,
and 5 per cent wilt be added.
UNDER A RED HOT PLATE.
Tbe Frlghtfnl Accident ThntBcfell a Shear
man In a Steel Mill. ' a
Vincent Weber, of Mill vale, an old shearman,
employed at Carnegie's ffhirty-thlrd' street
mill, was burned so severely yesterday that be
will probably die. Weber was standing be
neath a small scaffold upon wbicb a large
heated plate of metal was placed. Tho scaf
fold fell and Weber was crushed to the ground.
Tbo heated plate fell upon him.
Widening South Avenne.,
The Allegheny City Property Committee held
a special meeting last evening' to consider an
ordinance fixing the width of South aveuuo at
60 feet It was developed that thero was an'
understanding wun tne fitisnurganu western
Railroad that the street should be 80 feet wide'
and tbat tbe company was to pay tbe city
1 10,000 for the use of Smoky Island. A sub
committee was appointed to inqulre.into the
Shoo Fly Annie JtluA Shoo. -
Tho police yesterday raided tho house, of
Annie Delaware alias "Shoo Fly Annie," No.
540 Grant street capturing the proprietress
May Russell and Olive1 Ward. May Russell
was subsequently discharged, as she bad only
called at the house a few minutes before the
raid. Miss Wardnnt up a forfeit of (fSO and
the proprietress $200.
Fine ICje Wbtiklea.
All the leading brands of pure rye whis
kies; also brandies, gin, ram, -Kimmel
Schuetz, RBNZtEHA-DSEir & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st, cor. First aye.
lelephone 677f .
THOAW LAD D0WIT.
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Continued 'from First Page.
here, and to show that the refusal of tbe license
was the exercise of a sound judicial discretion
expressly authorized bylaw. It follows from
what 'has been safd.that had this case been
,brought hereupon a writ of certiorari it would'
necessarily bare been. reversed. In thlsrespect
it differs widely from application for a retail
, license and the reason is that in the latter in
stance the discretionary powers of the Conrt
are much broader. Tbe license may be refused,
not only because tho Conrt regards theappli
cantasan unfit person to sell liquor, or if fit.
that his house is not needed In tbo particular
neighborhood fo the accommodation of strang
ers and travelers.' The present case, however,
is hero upon an application for a mandamus
which involves considerations not referred to
in Pollard's Case.
It is perhaps fortunate tbat in the cases of so
much magnitude, involving very largo pecuni
ary interests, no orderly mode of practice bas
been prescribed by.,, tbe act of Assembly of
adopted by the courts. The licensing of whole
sale dealers has. heaetefore been regarded so
much as a matter of course tbat but very lew
cases bave reached this Court under-prior acts
ot Assembly. In tbe meager reports of the one
or two cases which bave reached us it is diffi
cult to gather the,, facts and the per curiam
bpinions fail to show that the distinction be
tween wholesale and retail dealers has ever
been called to' out attention. We do not find
anywhere anyalluslon to tho proper mode of
procedure in the matter of applications for a
Wben the application of tbe petitioner came
up for consideration in the court below there
was neither remonstrance nor objection upon
the record against Jhe granting of the license.
There was no issup before the court There
was no disputed question of fact for it to de-
viuc, ana me act 01 iiay ?, ioat. uoe nub
confer upon the Court of Quarter Sessions the
powers of a roving commission to inquire as to
matters not properly before the court and in
no way connected with tbe petitioner's right to.
a brewer's license. A there was no issue be-'
fore the courtic follows of necessity that there
Could Have Been no Jesnl Trial,
and as there were no disputed questions of
facts, there conld have been no valid findings
of facts. We might well, therefore, without
more, discard the entire return of the learned
Judges of tbe Quarter Sessions to the writ of
al tentative mandamus. That wo may not seem
wanting in respect to them, I will proceed to
We all agree that wo are bound by tbe return
to the writ: and if .it discloses a sufficient
ground to refuse the license we can go no
further. 'It follows tbat the common lawrulo
as tho certainty of the return mnst be applied,
keeping this in view and also tbe fact that tbe
objections to. the petitioner's application mnst
be confined to tbe questions of First citizen
ship; second, temperate habits, and third, good
moral character. I will briefly consider this re
turn. As preliminary the Judges say: Before de
ciding said application said Coart'deetned it to
be its duty to determine whether the appli
cants were citizens of tbe United States, of
temperate habits, of good moral character
and fit persons to receive a license.
Tho first three - matters were proper sub
jects bf inquiry. If there was objection
made upon either of these grounds it was tbe
plain duty of the Court to bear the evidence
and decide as to the' part ot the return I . have
italicised. It was a matter with which the
Court had nothing to do in tbe case of an ap
plicant for a wholesale license. Tbey bave
nothing to do with it because of the act of 21th
of May confers no-such power npon them. It
Is incorporating into the wholesale act a pro
vision ottheretall'act. '
The key to'the,whole difficulty, may perhaps,
befoundintheassnmptionof a discretion of
wholesale license which is not found in the law
and which Is applicable only to the case of re
tailers. The fitness of a man to have a whole
sale lfcense depends upon bis possessing 'the
three qualifications before mentioned, notnpqn
tne opinion or tne conrt npon other matters
outside of them. It appears that at the hear
ing In the court below the main question was
as to the manufacture and sale of a mild form
of beer called ambrosia.
It is to be observed tbat this is entirely out
side of tbe case. It has no bearing upon either
of the three qualifications required for a
wholesale dealer, and at best refers to a ram
bling inqniry not properly before the Court
The license which' the company held author
ized them to manufacture ana sell beer to any
person wbo was. ' V . !
Willing to Bay Licensed or Unlicensed,
and it must not be forgotten that the particular
beer referred to was ambrosia, which, appears
by the averment in the petition, and not spe
cifically contradicted in the return, contains
only a little over! per cent of alcohol. The re
turn Is moreover vague and unc -rtaln; we are
not told what false representations were made
by the company iu regard to the character of
tbe beer, and mere adjectives are entirely out
of place in a return to a writ ot alternative
Nor does this portion of the return allege a
violation of any law of the Commonwealth. I
bave dwelt upon it at greater length than was
necessary, for tbe reason that it had evidently
much to do with the'action of the Court below.
The return then'prdcee Js: "The Conrt did find
'(A) that the said company had conducted Its
business during the-year then expiring in vio
lation of law. It did further find (B) tbat said
company was not a fit person to receive tbe.
license applied for, and (C) that so far as it was
possible for a corporation to possess any moral
character, it did not .possess a good moral
There are three snbjects'referred to in this
portion of the return and for convenience I
have divided tbem. As to the first (A), what
law has the company violated in the conduct ot
its business? The return does not inform us.
Instead of facts we are given a mere con
clusion of law. The averment is so vague that
it bas no force whatever. In regard to tbe
second branch (B), I bave already said tbat tbe
fitness of the company to receive a license is
not in the discretion of the Conrt below unless
from one of the three ca'uses of disqualification
before mentioned. A return generally that
that applicant is not a' fit person to receive a
brewer's license without specifying for what
cause is bad for1 uncertainty, and is. moreover,
evasive. Tbe return, does say, however, that so
far as it was possible for a corporotion to
possess any moral character "it did not possess
a good moral character."
Corporations Can Have No Character.
It is difficult to treat this proposition se
riously, yet it is the only matter in this return,
which even gives .color or legality to the re-.
fusal of this license. That a corporation, an
invisible, intangible thing, an artificial being,
created by the law;' can bave a character of
any kind, is a. novel proposition. That the
learned Judges below so regarded it is evident
by the qualifications in their return. But (he
"corporation had' officers and a board of di
rectors. If tbe Conrt below bad found upon
evidence and so returned that said officers and
directors were not ' of good moral character. I
apprehend tbe return would have been suf-
At tbe same time I doubt whether any one of
the learned Judges of the court below wonld
bave been willing .to put bis name to a return
that the officers and directors of this corpora
tion were respectively men of bad moral
character. The return tbat the corporation
has not a good1 moral character is insensible.
There is nothing else in the return which re-
?uires comment Our 0 inclusion is that it sets
brth no valid reason why tbe petitionersbould
not be licensed. Tbe former writ was alter
native. Tbe .writ of peremptory mandamns is
now awarded. It .will probably be found un
necessary to issue it
THIS TAKES THE BAKERY.
News Tbnr Will Astound tbe Shrewdest and
Most Economical Shoppers.
Ladies' flannel blouses, in checks, stripes
and plaids, atonly 74c -
Ladies' flanel blouses, in a complete
variety of colors and patterns, at 89c
Ladies' extra fine French blouses, in fancy
patterns and solid colors, at $1 49.
Ladies' jerseys, in all colors, pleated,
braided and vest fronts, at only 64c.
Ladies' extra fine French jerseys, in every
novel style ana shade, at $1 44.
Infants' French, embroidered lace- caps,
very handsome, dt'4?c
Infants' French embroidered long dresses
The above prices scarcely represent one
half the.true value of the goods, but in order
to effect a rapid sale we will let them go at a
loss. : . .
All that's left of onr stock of beaded
wraps and embroidered fichu's at 50c on the
T,ne above sale will commence at 8 o'clock
this morning in Kaufmann&' Cloak Depart
none and Males.
Forty head of draught, driving, saddle
and general puxppsp horses just arrived;
also. 45 head of draught and pit mules,
whicMwill be sold at low prices. They are
all number one stock, selected with care.
Come and see thein. before purchasing, as
you cn save money.andget a better quality
of stock than at any stables in the city.
AENnEiM Lite Stock Od., Lim.,
52 Second ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
Guns, revolvers; .catalogues free..
J. H. Johnston, .706 Smithfield it.
uuouivwu uvuiijuu R47iorrouri.Liis-
PATCH bv JCamerd. who describes the giddy
jmitiAMf h if III 1 f'VkV'A-V nSJBOLM9 a 1Km
i a vsBrt
For Western Pent
sylvania, West Virginia
and Ohio, fair, preceded
ly light rain in Ohio
and Western Pennsyl
vania; warmer, south'
Pittsburg, June 28, 1839.
The United States Signal Service offlcerla
this city furnishes the. following.
Meantemn .. 75
Hirer at S T.
Maximum lerap... 83
Minimum tnap,., 6S
a rise of 1.1 feet la U
Fob a disordered liver,try Beeeham's Pills..
Pbaks' Soap the purest and best ever made.
I 1828 Imperial Oporto Port, full quarU.?3 00
lsoy juacEenzie jron, inn quarts 2 ou
Pine Old White Port, full quarts 2 00
London Dock Port, lull quarts 2 00
L Burgundy Port, full quarts 1 0.
ifine Uld spanisa .fort, lull quarts. . . . 1 00
For sale by G. Y. Schmidt, 95 and 97
Export Beer. ,
Schlitz' Milwaukee, Pilsner, extra pals '
and extra stout incases of 2 dozen quarts'
and 3 dozen pints; liberal allowance for'
empties; also, the same beers in casks of 6
dozen quarts and 10 dozen pints.
Schdetz, Benziehausen & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st, cor. Pint ave.
This morning 100 dozen gents full regu
lar lisle thread hose at 25c regular SOcs.
quality modes, tans and slates.
Bogos & Buhl.
PiBEworks, crackers, torpedoes; finest,
assortment; low prices.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st
'The largest line, the latest styles and the
lowest prices on these goods can be had at
James W. Grove's, Fifth ave. twts
Now for a Bang; Up Fourth.
A neat paper-cap pistol, together with 600
shots, presented to-day with every boy's or
child's suit at Kaufmanns'.
No Other City
Uses as many fireworks in proportion to.
their population as Pittsburg and Alle
gheny. Neither is there any other honse in
the city shows the line, or will give you the
prices on them you can get at James W".
Grove's, Pifth ave. twts .
Simply gigantic is Kanimanns' stock' of
men's flannel shirts. It embraces all tha
staple and novel things, and tbe prices
range from 35c up. A beautiful belt or'
"Windsor scarf, too", goes free with every
flannel shirt of 98c, or above.
Non-Alcoholic Summer Drloks.
Apolliuaris water, , "Wilhelm's Quelle -water,
Cantrell & Cochrane imported gin
ger ale and club soda.
Schuetz. Benziehausen & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st., cor. Pint ave;
Don't, don't, don't fail to look at Kauf
manns' grand window display to-day ot 24c
summer silk scarfs. Every one is worth
EQUINE PALACES $ $
phrei's interesting paper in to-morrmrfs Dis-m
patch. II describes the stables of Sew York
millionaires who keep famous trotters.
It's poor policy to make a
reputation for keeping second
rate goods. There's too much
competition, and the wider'
the reputation the more a
merchant is injured.
To get first place in our
business we tie high quality
to a just price. If you could
see how critically we examine,
the cloth, and the workman
ship, you would say: "They're,
more particular than we are."
We are. We mean to be
at least twice as particular as
you. Ask and we'll welcome'
your questions about quality.
Examine , critically. We're,
glad to have you assure your--self
how good our clothing is..
Thin Goods and' Serge
Suits all sizes and prices.
' i.ooo styles of goods for"
Sixth street and Fenn avenue.
If low prices will sell our
they ll not be earned.
into next season
ELIXIR OF OPIUM ,
Is a preparation of the Drug 'bywhich its In
jurions effects are removed, while the valuable)'
medicinal properties are retained. I possesses
all the sedative, anodyne, and antispasmodic!
powers of Opiam, but produces no sickness of
tbe utomach. no vomiting, no costive ness. no
headache. In acute nervous disorder s it Is an
Invaluable remedy, and Is recommende'd by tha
E, FERRETT, Agent, :
372 Pearl St, New York.
A purely Vecetabls
.Compound that expels
(all bad humors from the .
I system. Removes blotch
'es and pimples, and'
make pure, rich bloods
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