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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1889.
BUSINESS IS BETTER
'AmEnconraging Feeling Prevails in
X" Hearly Every Quarter."
,THB LITTLE BISE IN PETEOLEUH.
Iron Is flow in Better Shape Than for a
ZJT Considerable Period.
1 LULL H GEXEEAL BPECUIiTION
rtrlClXl. TILrOBAJt TO THX DISTATCH.1
JSsw YOKE, June 28. As noted in
special telegrams to Eradstreet't, now that
half-yearly stock-takings are showing the
actual results, there has been & rather more
encouraging view taken of the state of gen
eral trade, particularly at Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City and
Chicago. Merchants are now looking ahead
to the autumn's bnsinesi with rather more
confidence, particularly at the "West, where
crop" reports continue quite favorable, and
where there is reported the largest demand
for agricultural implements in Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska for three years.
Trade has been quiet in Louisiana, owing
to its being the end of the month and to the
backward, though improving, cane and rice
crops. There is too much rain in Texas.
Hogs have advanced 10 to IS cents at leading
"Western centers, with receipts not up to de
mand. Cleveland expects the season's lake
iron ore shipments to amount to 6,000,000
tons, the largest on record.
Exhausted by the speculative excitement
in trust stocks, the New York stock market
has succumbed to the influence of higher
money and the approach of the July holi
day, prices being lower and trading stag
nant. Bonds are firm and prime issnes
scarce. Money at New York is sensitive.
and the loan market disturbed by prepara
tions for the July disbursements. Call
loans 45 per cent. At all important
money centers throughout the country funds
are firmer, and at some there are moderate
advances in rates. Foreign exchange is
weak, with firmer money market. Demand
sterling is $4 884 8S but francs are still
high, and ?2,O00,000 gold was shipped to
OIL'S SUDDEK ACTIVITY.
Petroleum certificates have startled old
traders by suddenly displaying remarkable
activity after a year's stagnation. The ad
vance is variously attributed to a "squeeze"
by opponents of the newly started trading
in petroleum options and to the Producers'
Association in order to get the best possible
figures for their 3,500,000 barrels contract
with the Standard.
Anthracite coal is to be advanced 515c
July 1, which puts the nominal quotations
15c above the quotation one year ago. Last
year trade was much more active, while this
year tidewater stocks are heavy, nearly
1,000,000 tons, and trade is not brisk.
Xue iron trade continues to improve, une
or two pig iron companies have announced
an advance of 50c for summer deliveries to
small buyers. Two-thirds of the larger
concerns of the country, east and west, have
contracted for supplies ranging from 60 to
90 days. Much of this business was taken
at late spring quotations, and the result of
the demand has been a hardening and up
ward tendency of prices, which small buy
ers, will be obliged to pay.
Semi-annual stock-taking sales by New
York drygoods jobbers at reductions of 5
30 per cent from regular rates induced a
heavy movement in seasonable cotton and
woolen goods. Staple fabrics showed the
smallest and fancy dress goods the largest
reductions. With agents there is more
strength. Dark prints and ginghams, and
woolen and worsted dress goods, are most
naive. .Print cloths are in good demand
with manufacturers slow to sell at the ad
vance of 1-lGc. Some makes of cassimeres
nave been opened at an. advance of G per
cent over last season.
Wool is active at interior markets, and
prices are strong. Arrivals at the seaboard
are increasing. Most of the Ohio clip is re
ported out of first hands. Raw cotton is
active at New York. Old crop futures
prices have strengthened. Haw sugar un
der restricted offerings and freer inquiry ad
vanced lc Xicht's latest estimate of
the beet crop is reduced 75,000 to 2,940,000
tons. The prediction is made that "inade
quate supplies or sugar will result in high
prices through the coming year."
Sugar Trust certificates have touched 126,
and reacted to 115 this week. Heavy re
ceipts ot coffee at primary Brazilian mar
kets and adverse cable advices, from Euro
pean markets resulted in large sales and
liquidating orders and a decline of 1.95
cents on the week.
"Wheat flour is more active and prices are
stronger, A very lew Northwestern millers
are. said to control all of the old spring
wheat on hand. Reports of damage to
wheat aboard and at home and firmer for
eign markets induced speculative trading
and an advance in wheat of 1i cents.
Indian .corn is up and oats are down
cent. Exports of wheat and of flour as
wheat from the United States this last week
of the cereal year aggregate 1,555,851 bush
els, against 1.105,810 bushels last week, and
1,053,197 bushels for the week ending June
Business failures reported to JBradstreet'z
number 211 in the United States this week,
against 234 last week and 204 this week last
year. Canada had 35 this week against 28
last week. The total of failures in the
United States January 1 to date is 5,885,
against 5,252 in 1888.
R. G. Dun & Co.'s weeklyreviewof trade
Bars: It has been a week of considerable ex
citement in speculative circles, andof heavy
general trade, without material change in
conditions. As all depends in large meas
ure at this season upon crop prospects, it is
most encouraging to find the reports in this
the Only noteworthy exception being that
some damage to cotton and grain from fre
quent rains is reported at Galveston. In the
Northwest the crain outlook is particularly
fine, great improvement being reported in
quarters where there had been some appre
hension. With crops of unusual magnitude
highly probable,, and with the general vol
ume of business so- maintained that an in
crease of 30 per cent over last year appears
in Clearing House returns, the prospect is
Detroit notes quiet business and Kansas
Citv and Omaha report fair activity; at
Milwaukee improvement is seen, with
greater activity, and at Cleveland and Pitts
burg the iron and other trades continue to
mend. The glass factories have about all
closed for the summer. Coal mining on the
Menongahela is dull. Collections are still
slow at Milwaukee, but at Detroit there is
visible improvement. The money markets
continue amply supplied. Wheat has ad
vanced 2c. with sales of 24,000,000 bushels
on Wednesday and 55,000,000 bushels for
the week, but all accounts of harvesting
thus far are satisfactory.
Corn and oats have declined each a frac
tion, and coffee is still sold heavily, trans
action for the week reaching 740,000 bags,
sail has declined half -a cent. Pork and
pork products are all a little stronger. The
general average oi prices nas laiien.
The speculation in trust stocks has been
remarkably active. The stock market has
not been as strong as some expected. The
state or the anthracite coal trade causes
some hesitation, for the trade is dull and
weak. Sales amen below the nominal
prices are reported. In the iron business
mere is a stronger feeling at all points, with
quotable impreyeaient in will iron. But J
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bar does not improve. Bails are not
changed in price, nor are large transactions
reported. At Pittsburg and Cleveland the
stronger feeling still prevails.
Money market has stiffened to some extent
here. But the Treasury has paid out during
the week about $3,000,000 more than it has
taken in, and there are accounts of contlnu
ing receipts from the interior. There is no
where observable any actual stringency nor
is any apprehension noticeably influential.
ice exports or merchandise lor lour weeks
has been about 12 per cent above last year.
The business failures number 215, as com
pared with 220 last week, and 250 the week
previous. Por the corresponding week of
last year the figures were 201.
TCAYEIiING HEX'S CLUB.
Its Article of Incorporation and Practical
Finn for Success.
The Commercial Traveling Men's Club is
at last an assured fact. Yesterday morning
Lawyer John C. Shoemaker, of the law firm
of Lyon & Shoemaker, concluded the draw
ing up of articles of incorporation, and at
noon they were on file in the Prothonotary's
office. The incorporators of the organiza
tion are John C. Shoemaker, Prank K.
Kohler, B. B. Ford. L. P. C. Godfrey. Ira
B. Duncan. James H. Wells, H. W. Dear
borne and C. D. Hughes.
The work .of putting the club in a pro
gressive order will be at once vigorously
commenced, and it is expected that before
the charter is granted on July 20, the trav
eling men will be all ready to move into
their new social home, which will be located
on or near Sixth avenne, in the neighbor
hood of Smitbfield street.
A meeting of the Board of Directors was -I
held yesterday afternoon in the office of
Frank K. Kohler, in the Hamilton
building, and the temporary organ
ization was formally, effected. Louis
P. C. Godfray was chosen chairman pro
tcm, Prank K. Kohler, of the People's
Mutual Accident Insurance Company, was
made Treasurer, and James H. Wells, ot
the New York Travelers Publishing Com
pany, vas elected Secretary. The various
committees were appointed. By-laws will
be drawn up and things put in general
working order. The club is receiving sub
stantial support from some of the most in
fluential business men in the city, and is an
ONE OF THE IMPORTED MEN,
Bernard Gaflney, Jat from Jeannette, Tells
What He Believes.
Bernard Gaffney, a gatherer, dismissed
from the employ of Chambers & McKee at
Jeannette, came to this office last evening
and made the following statement:
I am one of the glassworkers who were Im
ported from Sunderland, England, to work at
Jeannette, and we (the first 25) came in re
sponse to a letter from Mr. J. D. Schllcker here
(President ot the Foreign Federation), asking
James Brown, the Secretary over there, to
send 45 of us, and hurry us up as fast as possi
ble. I heard that letter read. We were, in the
letter, promised work as laborers be
fore the tank furnace at Jeannette
began operations, and work as laborers
again as soon as it might close down, with wort
in the class factory while It operated. Our
passage over was all paid all except that of
one man. We had no money when we got
here. We had to lie over at one station all
night, and were told that that was best, because
there "might be reporters around"- if we hur
ried up too much, and we were to keep our
Schlicker met us at the Union depot here,
and slipped tickets to Jeannette to all of us.
He had not wanted to meet as at the gettinc
off place (the Lake Erie depot). I went over
Irom the depot to take a drink with my brother-in-law,
and instructions were given to "pnt
that man (myself) on his guard, and tell him to
keep his mouth shut. I am satisfied now that
we were all imported to work in this country,
contrary to the contract labor laws of the
AFTER HANI DAIS.
Another Bodr Recovered From the Wrecked
Express nt Conemausn.
Mr. J. K. Shanahan, of Pittsburg, last
evening returned to this city in charge of
the remains and effects of the late John A.
Boss, whose decomposed body was found in
a freight car at Conemaugh on Thursday
forenoon. Mr. Boss, a New Yorker, for-
-jnerly of Pittsburg, was one of the passen
gers on the fated day express that was
caught in the flood at Conemaugh. He
had been in Pittsburg attending to
some property interests here, and
met his fate with the others caught in the
deluge. His gold watch had stopped at 3:25,
within 5 minutes of the time that most of
the clocks and watches in the Conemaugh
"Valley stopped on that fated Friday.
The body, in a neat casket, now lies at
Pullerton's nndertaking rooms, and will
have to be buried to-day. The friends of
Mr. Boss in New York can get his effects of
.sir. Miananan. The body was recognized
only by the tattooed cross, name and flag
on one arm.
TTILL IT BE A CLUB?
Pittsbnrgen Want to Form a Company to
Bar a Famous Resort.
Endeavors have been recently made by
several well-known Pittsburg people to form
a stock company to pool and purchase the
mountain property known as "The Stone
House," nine miles from TJniontown,
on the Chestnut Ridge of the
Allegheny mountains. The resort
is held at $6,500, which inoludes 300 acres
of land. The proposition is to have a capi
tal stock of $10,000, with which to refit and
improve the property for the reception of
This was a famous resort during the old
"pike" days, and, lying as it does in a beau
tiful, romantic spot, surrounded by Fay
ette's highest hills, it is a garden spot.
Among iflose interested are John S. Bite
nour. Controller Morrow, City Clerk George
Sheppard and John S. Lambie,Esq., beside
During the past week S. Hamilton, at
91 and 93 Fifth avenue, sold and delivered
seven Grand pianos, and as many more the
preceding week; as this class of instru
ments is purchased principally by musical
ly understanding people, professional or
amateur, it is evidence of the superiority of
the Decker Bros.', Knabe & Co., and
Old Sherry, full quarts 50c
Extra Old Sherry, full quarts ...75e
Old Port, full quarts 50e
Extra OldPort, full quarts.. ..;.'. 76c
Biesling, full quarts. . . ... lv.A .40c
Angelica, full quarts...... .'...60c
Muscatel, fulfquarts; 60c
Tokay, full quarts.., 50c
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and
97 Filth ave.
Firework for the Fourth.
Largest assortment in the city; finest dis
play ot pieces; prices lower than the lowest;
everything warranted first quality, whole
sale and retail, at J. H. Johnston's, 706
Tricycles, velocipedes, boys' wagons, lawn
swings, croquet, hammocks, footballs, base
balls, bats, dolls, toys, etc, in abundance at
James W. Grove's,Fitth ave. twts
Foot-lb of July Good.
Fine line of fireworks, flags, etc
quality, lowest prices.
Haebibon's Tot Stoke,
D 123 Federal street, Allegheny.
A3V IRISH HUST STrfflSr
QuaMnto - mcrrottfiDuufATcu.
In a Detective's Life Related by,
Pittsburg's Noted Thief-Taker.
O'MARA TALKS OF CRIMINALS,
And Tells Hoir a Chicago Crook
Scar Getting the Best of Aim.
A SHREWD I0UKG BURGLAR
Around what other profession can such a
world of romance be woven as that of the
detective ? What an ideal character he isl
Few among us, men or women, have not at
some time admired and envied him. No
books have been so popular, no dramas so
successful as those in which some famous
"thieftaker" has figured as the central char
acter. No other field oilers such unparal
leled opportunities to the sensational author,
opportunities that have not been neglected,
yet the subject is by no means exhausted.
How many in our own well governed city
of Pittsburg stop to consider to whom or
what power thej; owe their safety and com
parative immunity from danger consequent
upon criminal residenoe? There is prob
ably not another citv in the country whose
situation affords so capital a refuge for both 1
.Eastern and Western outlaws as Pittsburg,
and were it not for the incessant watehlul
nessof the police and detective forces the
city would be overrun and made the head
quarters of the leading criminals of the
Talking on these subjects with Boger
O'Mara the other day the writer at length
induced the detective to relate some of his
own experiences and some interesting facts
that had come under his observation.
A cievee' young thief.
"One of the cleverest young criminals I
ever knew," said he. "was Pierre Langdon,
whose career fortunately was a compara
tively brief one When but a mere boy he
robbed Wilson & Walker's safe of $2,700 in
a decidedly novel and original manner. On
Saturday the wages of the employes of the
firm were made up and placed in envelopes
in the safe to which young langdon had
made a key. Giving up his situation, he
in formed his employers that he was going
West, thanked them for their many kind
nesses to him, and bid them good-by. He
was aware that at a certain' hour each day
the clerk in charge went out for lunch; so
one Saturday he dressed himself in female
clothes, and in company with a confederate
named TJrbin, he entered the office, opened
the safe, placed the envelopes in a pillow
case and escaped unnoticed.
"It was sometime before suspicion pointed
to him, but finally we located him New York,
spending money pretty freely, and with the
aid of Sergeant Kiely. at one time chief of
detectives, we arrested both him and TJrbin,
and recovered $2,200 of the money, $1,100 of
which we found glued' around Langdon's
waist, one bill on top of another, like so
many sticking plasters.
"Perhaps the-boldest attempt at bank rob
bery was that of the Second National Bank,
corner of Garrison alley and Liberty street.
The burglars had cut a hole through a solid
wall from a hallway into the bank, where
they lay in wait for the watchman, whom
they bound and gagged. As they were
going to work upon the safes they were in
terrupted by a young brother of the watch
man trying the door. Believing that they
were discovered they jumped out of aback
winuow. beeing a policeman on tne oppo
site corner, and imagining that they were
THEY INSTANTLY OPENED FIBE
upon him, happily without any serious re
sult. Had the outside man, orguard, whose
duty it was to give the alarm signal, at
tended to -his business, he would simply
have garroted the boy and the burglars
could have taken their time. There is no
more important position, nor one that re
quires greater presence of mind, than that
of outside guard, and for that reason a man
of undoubted, courage is generally chosen,
as frequently upon him depends the success
or failure of the enterprise.
"On one occasion that desperate criminal,
Bed Leary.Jwas acting in that capacity, when
observing from his concealment a policeman
acting as though his suspicions were aroused,
he suddenly sprang upon him, quickly
bound and gagged him and carried him into
the bank, where he was obliged to look on
while the burglars forced the vaults and re
moved $350,000. As they were leaving
Ieary satirically thanked the officer for not
disturbing them, and politely tendered him
a $1,000 bill, which he placed in his vest
pocket. The vaults were supposed to be well
nigh impregnable, and the bank officials had
often boasted that they could not be opened
by force inside of 48 hours. Yet in less
than four honrs Leary and his gang were
leaving with tne negotiable contents.
"It seems impossible to construct a safe
guard against some of these men. Most of
the 'big crooks' or bank robbers, notably
those who come from England or the con
tinent, are thoroughly skilled workmen,
masters of their art, in fact. Probably no
better Mechanic could be found than
English Bill, one of the shrewdest and
most daring scoundrels that ever trod
American soil. m
A NOTED FEMALE CRIMINAL.
"The notorious Sophia Lyon, the greatest
female thief and confidence woman we ever
had, once paid Pittsburg a flying visit, and
signalized her advent by robbing Bennett's
fur store of several valuable sealskin sacques,
and Biggs, the jeweler, of a large diamond.
We traced her to Cincinnati and arrested
her. She gave bail, which she jumped and
escaped to Paris, where she was arrested for
victimizing some young nobleman. She
had her case brought to the attention of the
American Minister, to whom she told such
a plausible and pathetic story that she actu
ally persuaded him that she was a much
wronged woman. He interested himself in
her behalf and she was released and pro
ceeded to London, where she now is still
engaged in her nefarious business.
"One of the most heartless robberies-that
ever came to my notice was what is known in
police circles as the Catfish affair, in which an
old couple named Conner- were robbed of
$20,000. The robbery was engineered by a
celebrated criminal -known as Big Archie
Montague, who obtained his points irom a
fellow criminal while serving a term in the
Western Penitentiary. Immediately on his
release he proceeded with confederates to
the home of the Conners, who were tortured
by fire until they revealed the hiding place
of their treasure. Montague was run down
shortly afterward and sentenced to ten years
in tne unio .penitentiary.
IN A DANGEB0IT3 SITUATION'.
"It is not only the greater criminals who
resist arrest; in fact, I have noticed that
some of the lesser thieves are the more dan
serous when cornered. I have had consider
able opposition at times, but I never con
sidered myself in serious danger but once.
Pointer Harris, a Chicago rough oi consid
erable local celebrity, and a couple of pals
robbed an old Steubenville farmer, who
happened to be in Pittsburg on a visit, of a
considerable sum. We located them as
they were leaving town, and boarded a
train on the Southside in pursuit Just
as we were entering the tunnel Harris dis
covered us, and rising in his seat
discharged his revolver almost into our
faces, "with no result, however. He then
made a break for the door. I sprang after
him and grappled him as he reached the
platform. For a moment we struggled in
the dark, then I felt the muszle ot a re
volver thrust against my throat. I felt him
pull the trigger, and I thought my last mo
ment had come The hammer descended,
but for some, inexplainable reason the
cartridge did not explode. The nextipi
stant the train darted into light again. 1
ton the weapon from him, dragged fcisa
back into the car and securely handcuffed
him. He was sentenced for seven years."
"Do criminals reform?"
"Very few, about two in ten, or 20 per
cent. When once a man 'does time' he
seems to have an objection to leading an
honest life. I don't know whether it is be
cause his prison life demoralizes him or be
cause he finds so many obstacles in his way.
Why, some of the greatest robberies of
modern times have been planned beneath
the roof of the penitentiary."
THE USUAL RECEIPTS.
Another Day of Good Work Among ritttbnrg
The work of the Ladies' Belief Committee
seems to be increasing each day. Yesterday
the number of pieces of clothing given out
on that day and Thursday were counted up.
There were, besides 1,138 garments, 143 cans
cf fruit and vegetables, 12 sacks and 3 bar
rels of flour, 118 pieces of bedding, 9 bed
springs and 10 mattresses.
All these articles have been given to some
300 persons who have suffered directly by the
flood, but have been temporarily cared for
by friends or relatives. The great majority
of tnem are at present located at Braddock,
and at that place alone there have been 20
families snpplied with everything requisite
for a comfortable home. Such articles as
bureaus, beds, chairs, tables, dishes and all
manner of utensils have been packed up
here and sent to theso people there, with all
express and freight charges paid, so that
they will not be at one cent of expense. In
some cases the commtttee have even paid the
rent oi nouses lor tnem.
At a meeting of the Executive Commit-
tee yesterday it was decided to close the
headquarters for a day or two in order to
sort over a lot of the goods and separate the
winter clothing from that required now,
and at present being given out. On next
Tuesday then they will shut down at 5
o'clock, and not open again until the fol
lowing Monday. During that time they
will completely overhaul all the goods
about the place. There is any amount of it
that really is not fit to be worn, and the
committee do not care to give it to any suf
ferer. That will all be disposed of. Then
that portion of the remainder that is only
applicable for winter wear will be
packed away in boxes with the sufficient
amount of camphor to keep away the
moths, It is not improbable that it will be
badly needed by the time snow flies. What
is most needed now will be-kept exposed
and at hand for immediate distribution. It
will take several days to do all this work,
and for this reason the committee decided to
temporarily shut up shop.
Next Monday there will be 100 ladies at
work in the building, operating sewing
machines bn articles of all kinds. There
have Keen that many volunteered and much
work is expected to be, accomplished. The
committee announce that what is most
needed now is bed sheeting and pillow cases,
and what seems to have been entirely over
looked so lar, handkerchiefs for both men
and women. A consignment of them would
Treasurer Thompson yesterday received
additional subscriptions to the fund
amounting to $7,619"69, making the total
fund at present $702,258 63. The following
are the contributors:
Citizens of Mason, O., $34 25; Proceeds of
festival at Rattlgan, Butler county, S55; Two
Ridge Presbyterian Church, Reed's Mills. O.
(add). $16; Citizens of Cross Creek, Pa., 102 25;
St. Louis, Mo., by the AepubUe jtadd), S54 10;
Colored people of Brownsville, Tenn.. S16 80;
Cash (President, Vonango county), $100; St.
Charles R. O. Churoh, New Bethlehem, Pa.,
$39; Officers and employes National Home for
Disabled Volunteers,-Milwaukee, 50; Citizens
ot Wheeling (add), $L4S76; Citizens of St.
Louis (add), $4,479 20; Citizens of Muskegon,
Mich., $617 28; Citizens of StiUman Valley, 111.,
$117 25; .Citizens of Burlington, Vt., 8500; 8t
Vincent Literary Society, Southside. SU. To
tal, 57,649 69.
' For Peppering Boys With Bird Shot.
In behalf of Jacob VanLewven, aged 10,
and Harry Diffenberg, aged 6, the father of
the former yesterday made information be
fore Alderman McKenna against J. O.
Slemnions, for peppering'the boys with bird
snot irom an air gun, because ns newsies,
they trespassed in front of his premises.
The gentleman gave bail in $1,000 to appear
at a hearing.
Why Ho Tarries.
Young Harry H. Flann, the Marine Na
tional Bank embezzler, still lingers at the
jail for want of bail. The motion to reduce
the amount of surety will be made by his
attorney, J. H. Porte, Esq., to-day.
The New Hiland School.
The corner stone of the new Hiland school
building was laid at noon yesterday. Su
perintendent Lucky made an address to the
children and teachers assembled.a.t the cere
mony. REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LUIL,
401 Smithfield Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. . tts
COME AND &EE.
Mo Disappointment Bargain Can be Found
at Thompson' New York Grpcery.
Goods delivered free to all parts of both
cities. To those living out of the city will
prepay freight on all orders of 10, $15, ?20
and upward. Send for catalogue.
M. E. Thompson,
301 Market St., cor. Third ave.
T-.a Pcrla del Famar.
These celebrated clear Havana Key "West
Cigars are for sale at:
Hotel Duquesne, Hotel Anderson.
St, Charles Hotel, Albemarle Hotel.
Union Depot Restaurant.
John Lauler, 3799 Fifth ave.
Peter A. Ganster, 35 and 37 Frankstown
John F. Ganster, 27 Frankstown ave.
Peter Weber, 76 "Wylie ave.
John O. Stroun; 25 Union st "-
E. "W. Hagan,' 60f Smithfield st.
Neville Bayley, 405 Smithfield st,
J. K. Derr, 400 Market st.
P. C. Duffy. 540 Grant st
E. F. Buscb, 3710 Forbes st.
Linhart, Bald &Co., 411 Smithfield st.
Charles Eble, 6009 Penn ave.
G. W. Schmidt. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Flreworkr! Fireworks! Fireworkal
Big reduction in prices; great variety of
pieces; beautiful displays. Come early and
don't wait till the last moment Quality
guaranteed. J. H. Johnston, ,
706 Smithfield st
Ladles' Flcnnel Blouse Waists SI OO
And up to finest the newest styles are here
in our big suit department
Jos. Hornb & Co.'s
Pepn Avenue Stores.
Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks, fireworks,
fireworks, fireworks, fireworks, fireworks,
fireworks, fireworks, and then more fire
works, at James W. Grove's, Fifth ave.
The Last Saturday In Jane A Great Day
In our wash dress goods stock prices lower
than any ever heard of choice styles sac
rificed to-day come early.
Jos. Hobse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores,
FXNE cabinet photographs, only $1 a dozen,
at Hendricks & Co.'s, 68 Federal st. Alle
gheny: Proof, shown.
and omens on viMeh betting jnoi rely, vrtll be
explained in A! J?. Mdridpt't paper in to-mor-rovft
DlSFATQKi J . pff
MANT STREET CONTRACTS.
The Differences Between the Members of
the Board ot Awards Settled Some
Rendyertliemcnts Why Two Contracts
The difference of opinion between Chief
Blgelow and the other three members of-the
Board of A'wards, which occurred at the
meeting last Monday, was settled yesterday
afternoon. In the forenoon Chief Bigelow
called on Mayor McCailin, President of the
board, and requested him to call a special
meeting for the afternoon. This was done
and the meeting took place at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Bigelow took the lead in all the mo
tions and his ideas were supported by the
other members of the board. Booth &
Flinn were awarded the following contracts,
for which bids were opened at the meeting
of two weeks ago.
For rcpaving Penn avenue, from Fifth ave
nne to the city line, with asphalt Ho. 2: repay
ing Liberty street, from Smithfield to Twelfth
streets, with block stono No. 2: repaying Butler
street, from Forty-ninth to Fifty-first streets,
with block stone No. 1( repaying Sixth avenue
with block stone No. 2; repaying First avenue,
from Smithfield to Grant streets, with block
stone No. 2; repavlng Eighth street, from Penn
avenue to Liberty .street, with asphalt No. 2;
repaying Ninth street, from Penn avenne to
Liberty street, with block stone No. 1: rcpaving
Garrison alley, from Liberty to Fayette streets,
with block stone No. 2; repaying Barker's alley
with block stone No. 1; grading, paving and
curbing Denniston avenne, from Fifth to Penn
avenues, with asphalt No. 2; grading, paying
and curbing Halket street, from Fifth avenne
to wiimot street, witn aspnait jno, ; graamg,
paving and curbing Stanton avenue, from
Hiland avenue to Heberton street, with asphalt
On motion of Mr. Bigelow the sewer con
tracts recently awarded to James McKnight
ana irom wuicn Councils released him, on
account of his contracts at Johnstown, were
ordered to be readvertised. Mr. Bigelow
also moved that the contracts for paving
Forbes street, Cherry alley, State, Church
and Strawberry alleys, be readvertised for.
The motion was seconded by Mr. Brown and
Mr. Bigelow stated that the reason for the
change is that the lowest bids on the streets
named were for No. 1 asphalt, but as No. 1
asphalt pavements were laid on the hy
draulic concrete base, and the broken stone
base used in the No, 2 asphalt pavement
was better for the streets of this city, he
thought it would be best to readve'rtise for
bids with a prospect of getting lower figures
and a better pavement.
The contracts for paving Atwood and
Boqnet streets were not let, because the
Squirrel Hill Bail way Company has not
yet accepted the terms of the ordinance
allowing it to lay a line on these streets.
The requirements are that the railway com
pany shall pave between the tracks and one
foot on" each side. Unless the company
agrees to thi3 by Monday or Tuesday next,
the contract for paving the two streets will
be let and the work go on regardless of the
The specifications on which contractors
bid on all the above streets were for No. 1
and No. 2 asphalt, and No. 1, No. 2 and No.
3 block stone pavements. The Pittsburg
streets have been paved with but one kind
of block stone. The difference lies in the
broken stone or concrete bottom, and the
use of melted tar for filling between the
A TERI TICKLISH JOB.
That Is, Patting a New Dial la City Hall
This afternoon bids will be received for plac
ing a dial in the clock In Municipal Hall tower
on the side facing Fifth avenue. The present1 1
dial has a chunk out of it that resembles a slice
ont of a watermelon. This will be only the
second dial of the four In the big clock which
has had to be replaced since the ball was built.
How it or how the other one happen to be
broken, no one knows. They "just happen."
The dials are 7 feet In dlameter.and cost nearly
$200 a piece. Kachoneisot clear plate glass,
at least one-fourth of an Inch in thickness, and
being in one piece it weighs moie than a pound
at least. In order to replace a new dial it is
not only necessary to remove all the openings
in the floors beneath the bell tower, but it Is
also a necessity to remove part of the machin
ery of the bell itself. This machinery is fixed
in the stone wall ot the tower. There is not
more than one inch of space on each side of
tbe floor openings, and the greatest care mnst
be exercised m getting up the plate. After it
is up there is great danger of a mishap In plac
ing it in proper position. A little tap
of a hammer caused a loss to one con
tractor of 5160 when he had a dial in position.
It is the risk that makes the cost great.
Important Changes to be Made In tho
Beginning on Monday, July 1, 18S9, the postal
service at Lawrenceville and Southside sta
tions will be greatly facilitated. Contractor H.
L, Dyer has had two of the handsomest mall
wagons in the United States built for carrying
the mail to and from these stations.
The mounted (carriers who have heretofore
been carrying mail to these stations will be re
lieved offals particular work. They will here
after be known as "special mounted col
lectors." They will mase special collections
from Fortj-seventh street Lawrenceville. and
Thirtieth street, Southside, to the man office.
Five of these collections will be made daily
from each station. Mr. Dyer will also make
five trips daily to and from each station, mak
ing In all ten collections dally from each sta
tion, arriving at the postofflce in time to catch
all important outgoing mails.
Imported Brandenburg Freres.
Medoc, St. Emilion, St. Estepha, St
Julien, Margeaux, Pontet Canet, St
Pierrie, Chateau Leoville, Chateau La
Rosa, Chateau Mouton, Grand Yin Chateau
Margeaux, Grand Yin Chateau Lafitte, by
the case or bottle. G. "W Schmidt,
95 nnd 97 Fifth avenue, city,
James W. Groje,
Fifth ave., is showing a larger line of fire
works than ever before. We have n. double
supply. Our first shipment was detained
by tbe great flood. Fearing we would not
get them in time, we telegraphed for dupli
cate shipments. Both have now arrived,
and in consequence ot tnis our stock is un
usually large, and of the very best goods
made. They must go if low prices will do it
A Fine Display of Fireworks
Suitable forfamilies, 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 Smithheld street.
Open Saturday evening and till 4 o'clock on
The Last Saturday In Jane A Great D r
In our wash dress goods stock prices lower
than any ever heard of choice styles sac
rificed to-day come early.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Tne finest cake
grocer keeps them.
in the market Your
S. S. Mabyin & Co.
Patronize Home Industry
By drinking Frauenheim & Vilsack's Pitts
burg beer. TTSSn,
Agents Are Blnklne S20 a Day
Celling Johnstown flood photographs made
atAufrecht's Elite Gallery, 016 Market
street, Pittsburg, Pa. ''They sell like hot
Three matched games baseball at Castle
Shannon Jniy4, Trains every 40 minutes.
Bound trip 25 cents.
J?ine watch repairing, resetting dia
monds and best work and lowest prices in
the two cities at Steinmann's, 107 Federal st.
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A Tale of Adventure.
Author of "Under Drake's Flag,"
ALL SIGHTS RESERVED.
STNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS.
Chapter L Lieutenant Golston, of H. M.
S. Tenebreuse, while on a brief visit to the
Carne's Arms Inn, flshlns in the neighboring
river, is told the story of the Curso ol Carne's
Hold. In the- days of the First Charles, Sir
Edgar Came, the occupant of Carne's Hold, a,
house on the neighboring hill, tights for hi?
king, and brings homo from Spain a yonng and
beautiful brides They llred unhappily and
frequently quarreled. At last one day she, in a
paroxysm of madnes3,stabbed her child to death.
After this none except the inmates of the Hold
oyer saw Lady Came again, bnt a few days be
fore she died she cursed the Carnes, ber hus
band, the house and her descendants. The
curse subsequently worked in her descendants,
several laying violent hands upon their rela
tives and themselves. The present Squire,
though moody and reticent, seemed, however,
to have escaped the taint of madness which
tho Snanish ancestress had endowed them. The
Hon, Mrs. Mervyn, aunt of the Squire and his
sister, resides in tho neighborhood, and Gulston
is invited there to a hall, which he accepts.
Chapter H. The ball atCarno's Hold was
a brilliant affair, and Lieutenant Gulston
was struck withMlss Margaret Carne. the sis
ter to the Squire. Ronald Mervyn and the
Squire both appear to be more or less affected
by the curse of Carne's Hold, an incipient taint
of insanity being manifest in both. He is
warned of this family trait by the ship's doc
tor. Meanwhile, Ruth Fowlett, the miller's
danehter, maid to Miss Carne, falls in love with
George Forester, the son of a neighboring
farmer, a wild yonng scapegrace who becomes
entangled in a poaching fray. She is cautioned
by her mistress and urged to givo him up.
CHAPTER m. Two Qtjabeels.
Three days later the shooting party as
sembled. Several gentlemen came to stay
at the house, while Bonald Mervyn and his
party, of course, put up at Mervyn Hall.
The shooting was very successful, and the
party were well pleased with their visit.
Beginald Carne was quiet and courteous to
his guests, generally accompanying them
through the day, though he did not himself
carry a gun. After the first day's shooting
there was a dinner party at Mervyn Hall,
and the following evening there was one at
Lieutenant Gnlston enjoyed himself more
than anyone else, though he was one of the
least successful of the- sportsmen, missing
easy shots In a most unaccountable manner,
and seeming to take but moderate interest
in the shooting. Be had, very shortly after
arriving at the house, come to tho conclusion
that the doctor was altogether mistaken,
r and that Beginald Carne showed no signs
whatever of being in any way dif
ferent" from other wen. "The
doctor is so accustomed to us
sailors," he said to himself, "that if a man
is, quiet and studious he begins to fancy di
rectly that there is something queer about
him. That is always the way with doctors
who make madness a special, study. They
suspect every one they come across as being
out ot their mind. I shouldn't be at all
surprised if he doesn't fancy I am cracked
myself. The idea is perfectly absurd. I
watched Carne closely at dinner, and no one
could have been move pleasant and' gentle
manly than he was. I expect Mackenzie
mnst nave beard a word let drop about this
old story, and, of cours-.. if he did he would
set down Carne at once as being insane.
"Well, thank goodness, that's off my mind;
it's been worrying me horribly for the last
few days. I have been a fool to trouble
myself so about Mackenzie's croakings, but
no'w I will not think anything more about
On the following Sunday, as Buth Pow
lett was returning irom church in the morn
ing, and was passing through the little
wood that lay between Carnesford and The
Hold, there was a rustle among the trees,
and George Forester sprang out suddenly.
"I have been waiting since daybreak to
see you, Ruth, but as you came with that
old 'housekeeper I could not speak to you.
I have been in Plymouth for the last week.
I hear that they are after me for that skir
mish withihe keepers, so lam going away
tor a bit, but I couldn't go till I said good
by to you first and heard you promise that'
you would always be faithful to me."
"I will say goodby, George, and my
thoughts and prayers wilL always be with
you, Dut I cannoC promise to be faithful
not in the way you mean."
"What do you mean, Ruth?" he asked
angrily. "Do you mean that after all these
years you are going to throw me off?"
Buth was about to reply, when there was
a slight rustling in the bushes.
"There is someone in the path in the
George Forester listened for a moment
"It's only a rabbit," he said impatiently.
r "Never mind that now, but answer my
question. Do you, dare to tell me that yon
are going to throw me over?"
"lam not going to throw you off, George,"
she said quietly, "but X am going'to give
you up. I have tried ohl how hard I have
tried to believe that you would be better
some day, but I. pan't hope so any longer.
You have promised again and again that
you would give up drinking, but you are
always breaking your promise, and now I
find that in spite of all yon say you still
hold with those bad men at Dareport. aud
that you have taken to poaching, and now
tfiev are in search of vmi for belnp nnt nf
those concerned, in desperately wounding
John Morton, No, Ueorce, L hare for years
.f . , J -" - ,i" T t i J
withstood even my father. I have loved
you in spits of fanjeproaches and entreaties,
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"With Clive in India," etc.', et&
but I feel now that instead of your making
me happy I should be utterly miserable if 1
married you. and I have made a promise to
r Miss Carne that I would give yon up."
. "Ub, she nas been meddling, nas she r'
George Forester said, with a terrible im
precation ; "I will have revenge on her, I
swear I will. So it's she who has done the
mischief, and made you false to all you
promised. Curse yon t with your smooth
lace and your church-going ways, and your
canting lies. You think, now that they are
hunting me away, you will take np with
someone else ; but you shan't, I swear,
though Tawing for it I"
And he grasped her suddenly by the
throat, but at this moment there was a
sound of voices in the road behind them,
and, dashing Buth to the ground with a
force that stunned her, he sprang into the
woods. A minute later th stablemen at
The Hold came along the road and found
Buth still lying on the ground.
After a minute's consultation they deter
mined to carry her down to her father's!,
house, as they had no idea what was the
best course to pursue to bring her round.
Two of them, therefore, lifted and carried
her down, while the other hurried on to pre
pare the miller for their arrival.
"Master Powlett," he said as he entered,
"your girl- has hurt herself; I expect she
slipped on a stone somehow, going up ths
hill, and came down heavy; anyhow we
found her lying there insensible, and my
two mates are bringing her down. "We saw
her 200 or 300 yards ahead of ns as we came
out of the churchyard, so she could not
have laid there above a minute or two when
we came up."
Buth was brought in. Mrs. Powlett had
not yet returned from Dareport, but a neigh
bor was soon fetched in by one of the men
while another went for the doctor, and in a
few minutes Buth opened her eyes.
"Don't talk, dear," her father said, "He
quiet for a few minutes and you will soon
be better; you slipped down in the road, you
know, and gave yourself a shake, but it will
be all right now."
Buth closed her eyes again and lay quiet
for a short time, then she looked up again
and tried to sit up.
"I am better now, father."
"Thank God for that, Ruth. It gave me
a turn when I saw you carried In here, I
can tell you; but lie still a little time
longer, the doctor will be here in a few min
utes." "I don't want him, father."
"Yes, you do, my dear; and anyhow, as
he has been sent for, he must come and see
you. You need not trouble about going up
to The Hold; it was three of the men there
that found you and brought vou down. I
will sent a note by them to "Miss Came,
telling her that you had a bad fall, and that
we will keep you here until to-morrow
morning. I am sure you will not be fit to
walk np that hill again to-day. Anyhow,
we will wait until the doctor comes and hear
what he savs."
Ten minutes later the doctor arrived,
and after hearing Hiram's account; of what
had happened felt Ruth's pulse and then
examined her head.
"Ah, here is where you fell," he said; "a
good deal of swelling, and it has cut the
skin. However-a little bathing with warm
water is all that is wanted. There, now,
stand up if you can and walk a step or two,
and tell me if you feel any pain anywhere
"Ah, nowhere except in the shoulder.
Move your arm. Ah, that is all right,
nothing broken. You will find you are
bruised a good deal, I have no doubt "WelL
you must keep on the sofa all day and not
do any talking. You have had a severs
shake, that's evident, and must take care of
yourself for a day or two. You have lost
all your color, and your pulse is unsteady
and your heart beating anyhow. You must
keep her quite quiet, Hiram. If I were
you I would get her up to bed. Of course
you must not let ber talk, and I don't want
any talking going on around her, yon un
Hiram did understand, and, before Mrs.
Powlett returned from chapel Buth, with .
the assistance of the woman who had come
in, was in bed. '
"I look upon it as a Judgment" Mrs.
Powlett said upon her return, when she
heard the particulars; "if she had been with
me at chapel this never would have hap
pened. It's a message to her that no good
can come of her sitting under that blind
guide, the parson. I hope it will open her
eyes, and that she will be led to join the
1'1 don't think it is likely, Hesba,"
Hiram said quietly, "and you will find it
hard to persuade her that loose stone I sup
pose she trod on was dropped special into
the road to trip her up in coming from
church. Anyhow, you can't talk about it
to-day; the doctor's orders are that she is to
be kept perfectly quiet: that she is not to
talk herself, and. that there's to ber no talk
ing in the room. He says she can have a
cup of tea if shexan take it, but! doubt at
present whether she can take even, that; the
Eoor child looks as if she could scarce, open
er eyes for anything, and no wonder, for
the doctor says she must have fallen tre
Mrs. Powlett made lha tea and took it up
stairs. Any &9M the say have had of
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