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Telescopic Beport of That
Yery Bad Baseball Game.
SINE STARS SNUFFED OUT.
A Large Lens Focussed Upon Popu
lar Players From on High.
THEIR PERSONAL PECULIARITIES.
Ewinjj's Mouth, Keefe's Arm and Sunday's
Less in Perspective.
DISTANCE AT LAST BRIDGED BISCIEKCE
is ever an
when an am
c u s sweeps
vault of heaven in the
i light of day, the tele
scopic aft becomes
unique. Many have been
tthe great feats of vision
with achromatic glasses as
an aid; but a Dispatch
, representative can lay
claim to the most dis
tinguished honors yet
accorded any of Galileo's
followers by reason of
having discovered 18
stars of the first magni
tude in Allegheny yes
terday afternoon. The re
were many interesting surroundings which
served to verify the importance of the dis
covery. Each of the 18 stars seemed to
have a fixed orbit, and yet in a most un
starlike manner each star described grace
ful departures from the orbit whenever a
small comet shot around the limited space.
The comet was palpably round, and its tail
was quite distinct, being composed of angry
atmosphere (vulgarly called whiskers.)
There were several belts in sight also, of
such dazzling whiteness that they might al
most have been made by a whitewash brush.
After-some careful study the motive power
of the comet was found in the shape of
AS ARCHIMEDEAN LEVEE,
the fulcrum of which was a set of modified
tentacles appertaining to each star. The
time of the phenomenon was just one hour
and 45 minutes, and nine of the stars seemed
quite snuffed out, or, at least, eclipsed, after
the aerolitish exhibition.
The Distatch conceived the unique
idea of reporting the game of baseball yes
terday afternoon by means of a telescope
from the coign of vantage furnished by Ob
servatory Hil!, about a mile distant from
Recreation Park. It was feared that the
grounds would be so crowded that jt would
beimpossitjrcjx) get an accurate report, as it
was Saturday, lovely weather, and the club
had been putting up an extremely per
nicious game of late. It had been the orig
inal intention to use the instruments in
the Allegheny Observatory, but the view
from there was none of the best. So, armed
with a 44-inch French achromatic telescope
with a 2-inch object glass, the party pre-
mpted a lawn at the edge of the hill over
looking the city, and unlimbered the glass,
setting it up about as shown in the surge
Preparations for the event had hardly
been completed when an irascible female,
Sunday' Own Coat of ArmtLegs.
under the impression that a tramp had in
vaded her dominions, spoke so many un
kind and harsh words that the diaphanous
cpidermiof the party impelled a change of
base. A spot was chosen directlv in n
Dtraight line with second base and home
plate, and the glass was
Things on the diamond could be seen with
startling distinctness; but the periphery of
the glats while stationary took in a space
only 15 feet in width. Arrangements were
made whereby the glass could be moved in
any direction", sidewise or downward, with
such rapidity as to follow even a thrown or
batted ball, thus taking in every painful.
though essential, detail or each play; while
the normal position included second base,
the pitcher's and batter's boxes and the
craven umpire, in the perspective
The scene, vieved with the naked eye, was
beautiful. A soft haze filled the air, and
the gildinir of the sunset lay athwart the
roofs intervening between the hill and the
park. A soft breeze stirred the leaves, and
Nature was at her prettiest, smiling on the
combatants in the arena, even as Buck
Ewing soon began to smile back at her. The
telescope leveled on the scene caught the
sheen of the grass in tile outfield, and mag
nified the' lilllputian figures into human
size, and even caught the sparkle of fair
eyes in thegrand stand.
And now a movement of the plavcri
showed that the game had commenced. The
baseball crank applied his eye to the half
inch aperture, and his partner in the free
show, seated upon the grass, pencil in hand,
caught the comments as they lell. Mc
Quaid's voice was clear, for every call he
made of balls, strikes and outs reached the
cars of the observers long after the eye had
recorded the actual occurrence.
"Hanlon at bat,"said the reporter, screw
ing his right eye into his eye-piece, and
shutting his left optic with an accuracy that
told of long-standing ability at winking in
front of drugstore counters. A faint tap
Kas heard. "O'Rourke caught the fly.
Bunday at bat." A slight pause. "Sunday
y .fii i
smacked the ball in the nose, and Richard
son threw him ont at first. Sunday's legs
look like a thousand.
"Fred Carroll has two strikes on him.
What a lovely outcurvel .1 can see it de
scribing a parabola. Just as I thought
three and outl Well, here's Gore to bat.
Hellol He singled to left. Tiernan looks
ugly. Suffering Mosesl Two -strikes on
Tiernan, and McQuaid refused to call but a
strike, of course! There's a single to right!
Morris doesn't look so jaunty now. There's
that two-fisted Connor on deck. Bang!
Yes! a double to left field, and those two I el
lows are streaking home. Score 'em.
"Young Richardson has hit to Dunlap.
Butter fingers! It's a life on that fumble.
He's workinc off first base. There he goes!
Ah! Fields got the ball there first. Out at
second! One, two, three strikes, and ont for
O'Rourke. You ought to see how hungrily
Connor looks at homeplate, but he's glued
to third. Say, they've won the game right
UUT MORRIS COULDN'T.
"There's the stumpy man to bat. Ah!
He smacked it hard; but he's ont on
Richardson's throw to first Dunlap comes
in view now. Three balls. That's over the
plate, but too high. Patience is its own
reward. Kuehne has hit the ball, but
Tiernan was where it dropped. Pop Smith's
mustache is tinged with a lovely color; but
he can't hit the ball. Four balls! Fields
gets a cheer; hear itl By Jove! Hatfield
has mixed himself upon that grounder, and
the bases are full. Now. Morris! Win the
game! He's shunted the ball aloft. No
use! Buck got his feather beds around it,
and is positively shaking with joy.
"Morris tried to miss Hatheld, but the
shortstop wouldn't have it that way, and in
sisted on getting hit. "Whitney can't con
nect with the slow curve; butHatfield is
Serched on second grinning at Fields. Aha!
lad throw to second, and O'Rourke has
reached third. Keefe has just fanned, and
Dunlap has thrown Gore out at first. The
"Commencement of the third: Hanlon
can't get to first as fast as Hatfield can
throw the ball. Sunday three balls four;
all right! Pity that-was a foul! Sunday
had the base. He's tried the steal again,
but Buck sent the ball down too quick for
HOW THE INGLORIOUS DEFEAT API-EARED FROM OBSEBVATOEY HILL MOBE
PICTURESQUE THAN PRACTICAL.
even the boss sprinter. Carroll has banged
the ball for the first hit of the game, a
single. Brace up, Miller! Whitney has
scooped in the grounder and put the ball
where it will do the most good.
THE UNKINDEST CUT.
"Tiernan to bat. Did you hear that
smack? A three-bagger, I never! There's
aNew York man in the grandstand, and
his mouth looks as large as a sewer drop.
Ewing has sent up a pop foul. Thunder!
.Fields ran too fir under it Buck hit the
ball to Smith. Good! Pop fired it home,
and Fields clapped it upon Tier
nan's spinal column, and the run
is deader than Philadelphia. Ewing
wouldn't have reached second if DunlaD
hadn't kindly dropped the ball. Base on
balls for Connor. Buck has gone home on
Richardson's hit, and Connor got a tally on
O'Rourke's sacrifice. Another fumble for
Kuehne! Ah, there goes Whitney's fly to
the Dutchman. It went across the lense
like a shot The Dutchman has it! Say,
the boys-are on the players' bench, and their
faces remind me cf the inscriDtion over the
entrance of JDante's Inferno, only that thev
haven't much hope to leave behind. Awful
rocky fielding that inning!
"Not very promising in the fourth.cither.
The infield has helped Dunlap and Kuehne
to expire on first Smith has hit the ball to
Richardson. What's that? Say, Mr. Um
pire, that's a roistl Smith was safe at first,
for I saw the ball, and the rnnner and vou
couldn't see, either. Wity don't you kick,
Dunny? No use! Out it is
"Keefe hit to Morris, and Eddie did the"
nonors at nrst tiore Has dumped the ball
in short left, and is roosting on first Tier
nan hit the ball hard, but Hanlon's eager
paws took it in. There, Buck has hit the
sphere hard, and Gore is running for home.
Dunlap fired the ball at Kuehne, and the
Dutchman couldn's have got it with a step:
ladder. Ewini; has reached third on the cut
and shuffle. There! he's
SAILING HOME ON CONNOB'S HIT.
"Thank goodness! Carroll didn't muff
that foul fly of Richardson's! Ewing is
feeling pretty good over ten hits and six
runs. See.he's chinning a chum in the grand
stand. His grin is perfectly tremendons;
and I can see him through the glass while
he says: 'I'll stay right here and see it
"I guess we are all tired, and
my eye is
Buck Ewing" s Smile After the Fourth Inning
The Jleverse Lens Shows it Also.
getting a permanent sqnint Morris is be
ing roughly handled by the Giants.
"The small catcher put up a pop fly". Did
you ever see a Giant muff a flv? Morris Is
awfully patient four balls! Hanlon is at
bat and Tim Keefe has turned square
around to anoint the, ball with spittle.
There's a glint of steellnhis eye, which the
telescope shows plainly. Hanlon has hit
the ball to Gore. It has gone up out of my
range. Ah! Gore finds it in -his. Hanlon
crossed the lens and I have seen him look a
heap happier. Sunday's hit has forced
Morris out at second too easily,
"Great Scott! that's a wicked liner to Han
lon! Good catch! Hanlon, you're a jewel!
Hallo! That looks bad. Hatfield has sent
a daisy-cutter into left garden.. Oh! it's all
right. Whitney's grounder to Dunlap and
Keefe's fly to Sunday are both innocuous.
QUOTH THE EAVES , NEVER UOBEl
"Will the Allies never score? Carroll
Keefe's Catapult That Laid Out the Allies.
wants to hit the ball and Keefe can't see it
in that light. The gift may be a Dixie, for
Buck is right on to Miller's pop fly, end
Dunlap has forced Carroll out at second.
What's this? Why, Knehne has smacked
the ball into right, and Tiernan has fallen
all over himself. Hooray! Dunlap has
scored! Well, there's some comfort in that!
"The Allies won't be razzle-dazzled; no,
sir! Smith can't bring him home. Gore
has made another hit. The old man most
have shook his Charley-horse? Ah, well
he's out at second, and Ewing and Connor
are not hogs. They are not jumping on a
fallen foe. Out at first both of 'em!
"Fields" and Whitney had a brush on
speed; but the ball was too fast Those
featherbeds of Buck Ewing's are too many
iur juui uies. juanion nas ui to ivee'e and
the urbane pitcher has tossed the ball to
first very nonchalently but awfully effect
ively. "That grounder of Richardson's is on fire,
and the Dutchman can't put it ont. Sacri
fice is th. order .of the day, end O'Rourke
One of the Soys That Tim Put to Sleep.
and Hatfield are sending Richardson to
third. Whitney has favored Miller with a
fly, and, by the great horned spoon! the
Midget made a measly muffl Richardson
scored. Well, Dunlap has Keefe's fly.
Say, what's the matter? I can't see plainly.
Ah, I know what it is! The customary
gloom has settled on the crowd. I'll just
unfold the telescope a little.
nABMLESS TIM NO LONGEE.
"Tim Keefe has just bared his nuissant
right arm like Koto in the 'Mikado.' What
ball the man is pitching! Just two hits,
"Sunday can't get the ball beyond Tim.
That's a brisk run Whitney is making for
Carroll's fly yes, and he's got it, too.
Miller has a little gift, but doesn't betrav
any remarkable anxiety to flim-flam second
bag. Dunlap ont at first The lucky eighth
is a bow-legged hoodoo. "
"There are three flies on the Allies, and
Gore, Tiernan and Ewing are oshkuspiel.
"One more cbauce for their white alley.
Kuehne is as dead as a doorpost at first.
Smith and Fields hit the ball, but the field
ers are on guard-mount That settles it
Say, if these fellows "from the bleaching
board who are pouring across the lens are
going to carry all this melancholia home
the speak-easics will do business to-night
THEY "WERE LUCKY.
"Well, the blasted Giants were in luck to
break even. Tim Keefe is the man who
Jiuts all the boys to sleeD. He's great
eather, and don't forget the number on the
Mr. J. B. McDowell, -iProf. Brashear's
assistant, afforded very valuable aid in, ad
justing the glass and obtaining a focus. Mr.
McDowell frequently takes in the game
with a field glass, and avers that distance
lends enchantment, to the view.
Be it understood' that the initial cut of
this report, representing a fonr-leaf clover
and "good luck," most emphatically "don't
go." It was the illustration! prepared be
fore the report was written, and its charac
ter Is due to the hopefulness of the artist
SELLING ON SUNDAY.
The Law and Orderites Have Proba
bly Met a Deadly Foe at Last.
PDT A PENNY IN THE FAMOUS SLOT,
And You May Buy All the Mineral Water
on Sundays Xou Want,
THE BILENT CAMPAIGN BEGINS TO-DAY
The Law and Order League are promised
a picnic in dealing with a new and novel
ioe, and some people say the chances are
ten to one that it has at last met a foe that
will knock it out The new Sunday "dese
crator" is no less that the new "put-a-penny-in-the-dot
machine and get a glass of
water." The first tank of the kind was put
up on Penn avenue, near Ninth street, and
immediately "took." The tank looks like
any common water cooler and many
would pass by it unnoticed were it not for
the crowd about Above the faucet is a
slot. When a penny is dropped into it and
the faucet turned, a glass of Waukesha
water runs out a tumbler full and no more.
No person is about, and the automatic
fountain goes en scooping in the pennies
and turning out the water.
IT HAS THE BULGE.
The fountain is controlled and manu-,
facted by the American Automatic Water
Supply Company, of Minneapolis. H, M.
Black has taken the agency for Allegheny
county, and intends placing 100 or more of
the fountains in Pittsburg. A large num
ber were erected last night to be ready for
operation to-day. They will operate on
Sundays just as well as other "days. It
requires no attendant, and as the law un
der which the milkshake sellers have been
arrested is for Sunday labor, the new device
promises to defy all existing laws. The
agent said yesterday that he didn't see
what the Law and Order League could do
about it The tanks will be filled on Sat
urday night, and no one will be about them
on Sunday, and the society can't arrest a
machine for working on Sunday.
To further guard against trouble, the
American Automatic Water Supply Com
pany, of Minneapolis, with a capital of
$15,000, takes upon itself all responsibility,
Milk, lemonade, birch beer, buttermilk
or any other liquid can be used in the tanks
as well as Waukesha water. As soon as
"Milk-shake" John Martin" heard of the
machine, he hired himself to the local
agent and smiled all over as he poked a
penny in the slot and saw the water
run out He straightway entered into nego
tiations for one to run buttermilk in, and
talked of the sensation it would create to
put one on Fifth avenue with a card on,
"The Law and Order Society Knocked Out"
Mr. Black says that he cannot use anything
but Waukesha water in them at present as
he has entered into an agreement to that
effect to advertise the water. However,
lemonade, buttermilk, etc., may be used in
them later. "Milk Shake John" savs he
would be willing to give the revenue to let
the machine run itself in front of his store,
but will probably have to content himself
to-day with dealing out milk shakes in the
old way. -
THE SOCIETY WATCHING.
The most novel part of the machine is the
collecting of the 6ash. When the Dennv or
or nickel Is shoved in the slot it drops into
a bag. The collector will go around each
morning and fill the tanks and take the bags
out As the bags are disconnected from the
tanks, they automatically lock themselves
instantly, so that the collector cannot pos
sibly steal the money, unless he should take
the whole bag, and that would probably be
fcund out at once. .
.The company receives its water in. 6,000
gallon cars, and has a 7,000-gallon tank now
erected at Eleventh street, this citv. Its
officers intend to supply the city with cool
water on a large plan on Sundays.
Attorney William Yost, of the Law and
Order League, was seen last night by the
reporter and asked what he would do in re
gard to the new fountains, if they should
run to-day, but he refused to talk. He said
he had not heard of the new scheme, and so
would not say anything. His colleacrue.
Attorney Rebman, said that the Law and
Order League wsuld not get left by any
means, and that they would find a way in
some manner to get ahead of the machines,
as they had in all previous cases of Sunday
Mr. Black said yesterday that he was
going to make a raid on the small bovs who
poked pieces of tin in the slots and clogged
the machinery. A local wag, who at one
time has worked "Punch and Judy" for a
museum, stepped up to the faucet yesterday
and called up the spout in a "Punch and
"Hello, Captain Wishart ! give me a
glass of water. Ha 1 ha ! that's the war to
Others did not push the faucet back when
they dropped the penny in, and so got no
CANT SAIL TILL TDESDAY.
Those ritubnrs Tcncher Belated In Start
Ins; for the Paris Exposition.
The Paris Exposition party of teachers
which was to sail yesterday is still adrift in
Pittsburg. A telegram was received from
New York on Monday saying that the steam
er Furnessia was four days late in entering
New York harbor, owing to a strike of the
ship's firemen on the European side.
The teachers leave to-morrow on the 8 A.
M. train and sail on Tuesday. Miss Blanche
Logan, daughter of Professor Logan, of the
Peebles School, will be one of the excursion
ists. Bon voyage to all.
FATIIEE SHEEDI'8 NEW SCHOOL.
The Now Fnmons Institution's Corner
stone to be Suitably Laid.
On Sunday, July 21, at 4 P. m., Right
Rev. Bishop Phelan, assisted by a number
ol Catholic ilerey, will lay the corner-stone
of St Mary of Mercy's new school, 216
Penn avenue, First ward. Invitations have
been issued to the various Catholic societies
to participate in the ceremonies. On next
Sunday, July 14, at 3 P. m., there will be a
meeting of the delegates of the various so
cieties at Duquesne Hall, First ward, to
elect a Grand Marshal and to make other
arrangements for the 21st.
THEY WILL WORK FOE F0EAKEE.
The American CInb Ready to Take OO Its
Contn for X B. F.
The Americus Republican Clnb held its
regular session last night Six candidates
for admission were formally acted 'upon.
Among them were residents of Yonngs-own,
East Liverpool, Connellsville and Beaver.
A letter was read from Governor Foraker,
returning thanks to the club for its con
gratulatory message when he was re-nominated,
and inviting th'e members to come
down to Ohio and assist during the cam
paign. Theclub will probably go in October.
Treasurer James T. Walker, of the Amer
icus Johnstown Relief Fnnd, reported that
the members had subscribed $1,740.
A PENN AYENDB EOW.
Two Men Beat Intut Krosky Until He Be
comes Insensible. '
Adam Glass, Charles Mosky and August
Krosky were locked ud out Penn avenue
last night for fighting. Krosky was badly
beaten and picked up in an insensible con
dition. He had a deep cut in the hack of
his neck, as if a knife had been used.
When Officer Rodgers tried to arrest them
Glass and Motky turned on him.
SUNDAY, .JJJLY 7,
THOSE BRIBEBY CHARGES.
Select Councilman Ilartman Sots Tbey
Mmt Mot be Dropped Chats on a Case
Select Councilman Hartman, of the Ninth
ward, Allegheny, called on Mayor Pearson
yesterday to ascertain why the bribery
charges against R. B. Scandrctt and W. A.
Hadfield Were not beingpushed. The Mayor
informed him that he had sent the papers
over to court, and that the matter was now
out of his hands. He still holds the 500
alleged to have been used to bribe a mem
ber of Council to vote against James Hun
ter for Chairman and says he 4s ready to ap
pear before the grand jury whenever called
The last grand jury has adjourned and
the matter was not before it Mr. Hiram
Landis, who was foreman of the last jury,
said to a Dispatch reporter that he asked
for the papers in the case last Thurs
day week, but was informed that
they were not ready. He asked for them
again before the jury -adjourned and re
ceived the same reply. Mr. Landis does
not know why the -case has not been brought
up and says they certainly have had suffi
cient time to prepare the papers.
Chairman Hunter, o? Common Council,
was asked what he knew of the case and
said he had nothing to do, with it "A
corporation tried to defeat me at the
primary," said he, "then at the general
election and afterward, for the chairman
ship, but failed. I had nothing to do with
the prosecution, as I was not.the prosecutor
but the persecuted, and do- not know any
thing abont the case."
Mayor Pearson had nothing to say, except
that the matter was entirely out of his
hands, but he is ready to appear when
wanted and produce the evidence against
the two men charged with bribery.
An effort was made to see District Attor
ney Porter and ascertain why the cases had
not been sent to the grand, jury, but he
could not be found.
It was stated last night that there is an
affidavit, and a strong one at that, on file in
an Allegheny Alderman's office against a
certain Councilman who offered another
Councilman $200 to vote a certain way.
This case has not been brought up, but
there seems to be a disposition on the part
of some Councilmen to have these cases
tried, and Mr. Hartman has started the ball
THE DRIVER NOT BLAMED,
Bat Nevertheless Censored by the Coro
ner's Jary, All the Same Testimony as
to How JImmIe Lanlcan Died,
A rather unique result was attained by
the Coroner's jury yesterday in the case of
the little boy, Jimmle Lanigan, of 745
Forbes street, who died on Thursday even
ing from an overdose of whisky stolen from
one of Spencer & Liddell's brewery wagons.
Mrs. Lanigan told of the finding of her
7-year-old son at a carriage factory, drunk,
about 3 o'clock P. Mi Mrs. Lanigan was
accompanied ;by Mrs. Dougherty, and the
two had quite a lively tussle with Jimmie
before they got him home. They bathed
him in cold water and put him to bed, hut
soon he was seized with the "horrors," and
a doctor was sent for, but could do nothing,
and the boy died soon after.
Mrs. Dougherty told substantially the
same story, adding that Patrick Smith, the
driver of the wagon from which the whisky
was taken, came to the house in the evening
and advised them to bathe Jimmie in cold
water and he wonld be all right in a short
time. Jimmie tnrned over and said:
"Smithy, vour whisky killed met" Smith
replied. "That's all right; keep quiet and
say nothing about the whisky."
Three little boys, 6 or 7 years of age,
among whom were Johnny Lanigan and
John Finn, testified that they climbed into
the wagon and rode around two or three
squares, and when Smith stopped the wagon
and went into a house with a kecr of beer.
they filled a tomato can with whisky from
la jug sitting under the seat'of the wagon.
The measure held about a-quart, and they
drank nearly all of the liquid.
Patrick Smith, the driver, testified that
while he was in one of the saloons at which
he delivered beer, the boys climbed into the
wagon. When he ordered them out they
refused to obey, and as he was in a hurry,
he concluded to let them ride a few blocks
and then "fire" them,
Miss Lanizan, a sister of Jimmy, and a
little girl named Mary McGaw, gave the
gams account of finding Jimmie, and of his
death as did the others. The jury censured
Patrick Smith for allowing the boys to ride
in his wagon whenthere were jugs or other
packages on it which the aforesaid boys
might get atardopen; but he was exoner
ated from the charge of criminal negligence.
ANOTHER BOSTON CO0K0L0GIST
Is to be Advertised for, to Take the Place of
Bliss Torrey Here.
The Industrial Conimittee of the Central
Board met yesterday afternoon. The resig
nation of Miss Torrey, the instructress of
the public cooking school, who goes to Mil
waukee to establish a similar school, was
The salary affixed, to this position last
year was $1,100, which was donated by Mr.
Phipps. The Central Board has appropri
ated a like amount lor the coming year.
Word will be at once sent to the Boston
cooking school to secure the services of a
new teacher; but all applications from Pitts
burg will be carefully considered.
The Industrial Committee passed a reso
lution giving all normal graduates and
teachers who have lost their positions the
privilege of attending the public cooking
school. This privilege has been accorded
so that hereafter it will not be necessary to
go to Boston or other cities to secure the
services of a cooking' teacher, but home tal
ent can take charge of the industrial depart
ment of the Pittsburg schools.
THE G. A. E. LADIES' BELIEF.
How Tbry Will Distribute tho Remainder of
The ladies of the G. A..R. met last night
in the old University building for the pur
pose of settling up matters concerning the
relief of the Johnstown sufferers. Mrs. W.
T. Doran, the treasurer, reported that she
had received about $1,000 for the relief
fund. About $150 had been expended for
relief purposes, and about $200 worth of
clothing, etc., had'been sent to the sufferers.
Some ot this had also been sent to the suf
ferers at Huntingdon. There was still
about $850 to be distributed.
After some discussion it was decided to
appoint a committee to go to Johnstown and
meet with the adjutant of the G. A. R. Post
there, and devise means for the distribution
of the remaining money. v A meeting of the
ladies will he held between now and next
Kfttnrdrtv. when if will he ilppiilprt vrhn
shall be sent to -distribute the money.
A NICE NEW BUILDING
To be Erected by a Well-Known Firm Next
the First M. P. Chared.
It was announced last evening that Kauf
man Bros., the well-known clothiers, had
leased for a long term he Liggett-Hitch-cock
estate property 'on Fifth avenue, just
below the First M. P. Church ( the site of
the old Chronicle-Telegraph building), and
proposed to erect thereon a splendid $75,000
building, in keeping with their present
mammoth stores adjoining, at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Smithfield street. .This
will add CO per cent to the firm's quarters,
and will give them a .block about 126x126,
the largest of any similarly occupied in
Western Pennsylvania. The new building,
which is to be modern in all respects, ana
will contain new elevators, etc., ,is to be
finished for occupany by November 1. It
promises to be a real architectural addition
to Fifth avenue.-. ,
Dr. B. M. Hanna, ,-Eye, ear, nose and
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M ITALIAN STILETTO.
It Was Used, by One Familiar, in a
Honse in Splane's Court.
0HE COLONY OP THE f OKEIMERS.
A Genuine Case of Jnmping Ont of the
Frying Fan Into the Fire.
FBIGHTFDLLY CEOWDED TENEMENTS
Last evening a cutting scrape occurred in
No. 1 Splane's court, which runs back at
the side at No. 213 Grant street Frank
Rossi, or Rufo, went into the house of C. B.
Scornos, a big man, who was engaged in
cutting meat. Rossi is a little man.
The two got into a quarrel
about something that no fellow can
'find out, and it ended in Rossi drawing a
stiletto, made of an ordinary table knife,
and stabbing Scornos in the shoulder.
Policeman J. W. Jack heard the quarrel
ing and broke open the door, which was
locked. Just as he did so Rossi threw a
bottle, which hit Scornos on the side of the
head, cutting a bad gash. There were three
other men in the room, and'Officer Jack
got assistance and arrested the whole party,
all of them being placed in the Central sta
tion. Scornos was not seriously although
somewhat severely injured. Subsequently
Officer Jack arrested another Italian who
had been in the house and refused fo give
any information concerning the names of
the people and how the quarrel commenced,
althougH he said he knew all about it
OUT OP THE TRYING PAN.
Splane's court was formerly one of the
most notorious places in the city. There
are about 20 houses in it, and most of them
were occupied by colored females, who
would stand on the street in front and entice
men to enter their dens. On the upper
corner was the establishment of John
Gorlett, whose wife committed snicide
in one of the houses in the court after her
husband procured a divorce from her. The
police finally cleaned out all of the dis
reputable establishments in the court, and
the colored occupants had in seek other
quarters. The officers are beginning to
think now, however, that it was a case of
jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.
The deserted dwellings nave been taken
possession of by a colony of Italians and
Hungarians, and the nightly orgies are
worse, if such a thing were possible, than
they were before.
"It is almost worth a man's life to go into
the court now," said a policeman last night
"I think there are ten times as many per
sons living in the houses as there were be
fore the colored occupants were made to
leave, and the Italians are dangerous peo
ple, especially when they have a grudge
against anyone. I always keep my eyes and
ears open wide when I go into the court"
HUDDLING TOGETHER IK ONE BOOM.
"I have seen a good deal of the way that
Italians can live," said the officer, "but the
way they do now in Splane's court beats
anything that I ever saw before. In one
room, hardly bigger than a closet, I found
four beds and three persons slept in each
bed. A man would have to go in sideways
to get between the beds. In another place,
where there were only two small rooms, 20
persons slept I believe there are over 300
persons living in the court now and
it isn't big enough for 100. I'd
rather have the negro houses back
there than that lot of Italians. They buy
beer by the keg, and bad whisky by the
eallon,and they get up more rows in a week
than there used to be in six months. Some
of these days I'm going to make a raid on
the entire court, and pull In the whole
Toe average Italian is not abit proud,
and it is a sight to see them carrying kegs
of beer on their shoulders, up Diamond
alley on Saturday nights. There is an es
tablishment on Diamond street where they
get eighths of beer for $1, and they seem to
take a good deal of mental satisfaction in
carrying them home past the Central police
BOBBED BI HIGHWAIMEN.
Archy SpronI Attacked bv Three Thieves
Early Yesterday Slornlng;.
Archy Sproul, a lineman on the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, was attacked by
three highwaymen near the Bedford avenue
basin about 2 o'clock yesterday morning.
He was on his way home when the den
jumped out at him. One of them was lame
and carried a crutch.
Sproul seized the crutch and shouted for
help. As he was struggling, Chas. Brown,
the watchman at the water works, ran to his
assistance. Sproul and Brown succeeded in
capturing the man with the crutch. The
other two escaped. The prisoner was turned
over to the police and locked tip in the
Eleventh ward station. Sproul, however,
during the struggle, lost $30 in gold, which
it is thought the other two highwaymen gqt
The prisoner gave his name as George
Glenn. He was held in $1,000 bail by Mag
istrate Gripp for Court
AN INSANE DESEETEB.
A Soldier of tbe Regular Army Displays
Great Strenath In Jail.
W. D. Johnston, who is alleged to be a
a deserter from the regular army, was
brought to Pittsburg yesterday afternoon.
He 'was placed in the Central station, but it
was discovered that he was insane, and last
night he was removed to jail. He is a large
and very powerful man, and it took
four officers to handle him, and
six to place him in ihe patrol wagon. After
he got to jail he was placed in one of the
padded cells, but so great was his strength
that he sprangtbe braces of the door in his
attempts to get out, and additional braces
had to be put on. Johnston formerly lived
in Pittsburg. ,
His case will bebrought to the attention
of the Court to-morrow,if possible, although
the usual time for disposing of insane
prisoners is each Saturday. .
OBANGEME.YS DAT. .
A Big; Demonstration Arranged by tbe I
O. I for Jnly 12.
The 23 lodges composing the Keystone
District of L. O. L. No. 8 will hold their
annual picnic at Hulton Grove on July 12.
Tho different lodges will form on new
Grant street in the morning and march over
the following route: Grant to Liberty, to
Eleventh, to Penn, to Sixteenth, across
bridge to Chestnut, to Ohio, to Federal, to
bridge, to Sixth street, to Market, to Fifth
avenue, to Smithfield. to Liberty, out Lib
erty and countermarch to Union station.
William McClerren will be Chief Mar
sha, Thomas Thompson Adjutant General
and William Flkins Chief of Staff. Sev
eral prominent clergymen 'from both cities
will be present and deliver addresses.
Dancing will be continued until 10 o'clock.
WHI HE EESIGNED.
A Competent Principal Who Preferred a
600-Day Sit to a 30.
It now transpires that the reason of Prof.
Alex. Phillips' withdrawal from the princi
palship of the South school, to which he
had just been elected, was that the School
Board had made a proviso that they could
make a change on 30 days' notice if hil work
should not be satisfactory. As the Char
tiers schools wonld elect him for three years
at an increase of salary, he thought it better
to have a regular position for 800 days than
a precarious one of 30.
?xabs' Soap aeeares a DeastUal complexion.
THAT SAD ACCIDENT.
Two Bodies Still BHsilnc Funeral Services
to bo Held To-Day Over 299 Men
Searching lor tbe Lost Ones.
Over 100 men were at work along the
Connoqnenessing creek yesterday searching
for the missing bodies of Misses Nellie Bur
ton and Ida Cassiday, who were drowned on
the Fourth of July. The creek is still
much swollen, being fully 20 feet deep, and
in some places 70 feet wide. The
stream from tbe ncene of the accident to the
month where it empties into the Beaver
river, a distance of three miles, was care
fully dragged. A large quantity of dyna
mite was exploded, but it failed to dislodge
any of the bodies. It was thrown into the
middle-of the creek in five-pound packages,
and when the explosion occurred the water
was thrown fully six feet above the surface
of the-stream.) In. addition to the use of
dynamito men were out in skiffs with
Four members of the rescuing party had
a narrow escape with their lives. They
were' in two skiffs, and while engaged in the
work the boats went over one ot the nu
merous falls in tbe creek, and capsized.
Lines were thrown to the men from the
shore and they were drawn in. The names
of the men 'could not be learned, as
thev were farmers living near the place.
Captain Freeland, of Arch street, Alle
gheny, an old riverman, was with the res
cuing party. He returned last night, but
will leave in the morning for the month of
tne ixranoquenessing where the search will
be resumed. In conversation with a Dis
patch reporter last night he said: "The
stream is a very dangerous one, and old ex
perienced boatmen are almost unable to
keep a skiff afloat and some of them can't do
it, as was shown to-day when two
skiffs upset We used a lot of
dynamite, but without effect. Some of the
rocks alone the stream and in the pools are
as big as a house. These pools and eddies
have been carefully searched. I believe
the bodies have gone on down the creek and
may be .found in the Beaver river. The
farmers and persons living along the creek
have been very generous. Many of them
will be idle on Sunday, and I believe over
200 men will be engaged in the search to
morrow." The funeral Of Miss May Royal took
place yesterday afternoon from her parents'
residence, No. 46 Boyle street Rev. W.
F. Conner conducted the services, which
were attended by a large concourse of
friends. Tbe remains were interred in the
The funeral services"?ver the body of Mr.
Burt Freeman will be held in the Firth V.
P. Church this afternoon. His parents are
members of that church, but be attended
the Arch Street M. E. Church, and sang
in the choir. Miss Fannie McComb will
also be buried this afternoon. The services
will be held at the residence of her parents
on Clifton avenue, and will be conducted
by Rev. Mr. Conner. He will also attend
the services at the Fifth U. P. Church,
which will occur an hour later.
Fumltnra for Johnstown,
Chairman Marvin, ot the Johnstown Sup
ply Committee, placed orders yesterday for
enough house-furnishing goods to supply
200 houses, or 1,200 people in Johnstown.
The articles will be sent there this week.
MAUSI1ELL, THE CASH GROCER,
WII Sara Yoa Money.
Bread is the staff of life. The men who
gamble in wheat and force the price up
further own personal gain, place in peril
the lives of .thousands of their fellow
beings. Ordinary wages for day labor is $1 CO per
day. This will pay a certain amount of
rent, buy a certain amount of clothing and
also a certain amount of groceries. At ordi
nary prices a laborer finds it hard work to
clothe and feed a large family. If flour is
forced up 30 per cent he can buy just that
much less of something. He must pay his
rent or the landlord will appeal to the law,
seize his furniture and throw him on the
street He must buy clothing, for the law
compels him to cover his body. The only
tiling left for him fs to buy that much less
flour and eat that much less bread, for the
law kindly permits a man to starve himself.
The great wheat handlers ot the North
west have united and advanced the price of
flour. Just before this advance I made a
large purchase.' so that while others are
raising prices I can supply you at a reduc
tion. I can give you a 50-ft. sackof common
flour for 90c and I can give you Buckeye
flour for $1 30 per sack.
I will guarantee Buckeye flour to make
white, light bread every time. It is a
straight family flour, will not dry out and
will ulease vou.
Send for weekly price list and order by
.mail. Orders amounting to $10, without
'counting sugar, packed and shipped free of
charge to any point within 200 miles.
79 and 81 Ohio st,
Cor. Sandusky, Allegheny.
Thanks to Whom Dae.
The Board of Managers of the Church
Home report that at the festival held on
June 20, they cleared $1,950. This is a
larger amount than ever realized before, and
is due not only to the perfect 'day on which
the festival was held, but also to the liber
ality of the manv friends of the Home in
bearing the smaller expenses, tents, tickets,
chairs, scales, groceries, and all the adver
tising; each is paid for by a friend. In this
way only can such a large amonnt be made.
Stewaet & Co., 90 Federal street, Alle
gheny, take the lead in both cities in mak
ing photographs of babies and children.
They never miss "getting them good. See
their 13 for a dozen for $1.
No well regulated household should he
without Angostura Bitters, the celebrated
Grand bargains in ladies' and children's
muslin and Jersey ribbed underwear.
Ladies' Jerseys as low as 25c, 60c, $1, up;
calico wrappers 50c to $1; silk mitts, 15c;
summer corsets, 49c; child's calico dresses,
7c to 50c; gingham and calico dresses, 25c to
$3; white dresses, 15c to $2. Infants' cloaks,
slips and caps at reduced prices. Gents'
silk mixed underwear at 48c, were 75c; un
laundried double reinforced shirts, dented
bosom, 48:. Boys' calico waists, 15c. Busy
Bee Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
Baenerleln Beer Absolutely Pare.
The Baenerleln Brewing Company at
Bennett, Pa., use nothing but the best and
purest materials, together with artesian well
water, in the manufacture ot their beer.
Send orders either for bottles or kegs to
Bennett P. O., or by telephone 1018. ttssu
Keep Cool, Girls.
Not half price, 5 cases ladies' gauze vests
this week at 9c; 3 cases at 12c; lisle
thread at 29c, the 00c quality.
128 Federal st. Allegheny.
Newest and prettiest designs in challis
at 5c per yard during this great consignment
sale. Daxziger & Shoenbeeg,
Sixth st. and Penn ave.
Histed's celebrated $6 dozen cabinets are
the finest in the city.
Studio, 41 Fifth ave.
CURTAINS AT REDUCED PRICES.
"Special Sale of Eace and Cfaenlle Curtains
at Edward Groetzlnget's.
For the next two. weeks we will offer all
onr remaining stock of the spring purchase
of curtains at a great reduction in price.
We do this to keep up a uniformity in
prices throughout the house during the
special sale of carpets.
If you will take time to come in during
the next two weeks, we are sure you will be
a purchaser it is impossible to hold your
purse down with such bargains staring you
in the face.
FOR STATE OEPJEANS.?
The legislative Commission. is:Eeady '
to Begin the Inspection. ,
FODR SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSED UP.?
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MOEEISON WILL EU2I FOE COSGEESS
State Senator J. P. S.'Gobin, of LebanonJ
arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, andj
stopped at the Anderson Hotel. Senator
Gobin is a member of the Orphan School?
Commission, and they are abont ready tcrf,.
make a tour among the schools pr
before vacation begins July 10.'
The other Senator on the commission
is Beyburn, of Philadelphia. The House is'
represented by Captain Skinner. Christr!
Kaufman and Stewart, of the Quaker City.j
Tho latter gentlemen were expected to ar-J"
rive at midnight , ' V
The Grand Army appointed a committee f
of five members to act in conjunction withl
the commission. The Governor also is a
General Gobin said last night: "This
commission has not the authority to make '
investigations. Our business is to inspect
tbe various schools and make arrangement "
to lease the buildings.
TIIEIB DECREASING NUMBER.
"The number of boys and girls in the
schools throughout the State has been cut
down to 1,700. As nearly as I can remem
ber there are 11 schools, and probably four
of them will be closed up. I can't say now
which ones will be abandoned. We don't
want the school people to know when we,
are coming if possible. It seems to me the
schools at Butler and Mercer are pretty
close together, and one may have to go.
"They bad some trouble about leasing the
buildings at Mansfield, and the Normal
School there made us a proposition, but
they claimed they couldn't put the child- -
ren on the same basis as the other students y
for $115 apiece. They were willing to run Jjj
a charity adjunct, bnt we would never al
low anything of that kind." ,
General Gobin believes in keeping the ' .
boys occupied while at school. He thinks,
the girls should be taught telegraphy,' -stenography
and typewriting. Boys, he
says, will have to make their living at ',
manual labor, and they should be taught to
work, and the question of continuing the
present educational plan, or separating the
sexes, will be considered by the commis
sion. General Gobin is in doubt which is
the best policy to pursue.
'concerning a quay stoet. .- -
Concerning the latest story in State poli
tics that Quay is working to elect a Demo
cratic United States Senator for purposes of'
his own, the General said he had heard it;
bnt he did not believe that Quay
had any intentions a to betray his party
It looked to him as if Quay was making a
strong fight to down McManes in Phaladel- '
phia, and, with Fitter and the citv forces to
support him, he had considerable power.
The General wanted to know why the peo
ple ot Pittsburg were so opposed to Beaver,
and he was soon informed.
Horizontal Bill Morrison stopped over at
the Anderson last night to get something to
eat before starting for his home atmidnicht
He intimated he would run for Congress
again when tbe time came, and repeat his
old free trade fight in the House, if he ever '
THET MUST GO NOW.
Special Iiow Prices for tbe Next Two Weeks r
"We want to dispose of all our remaining
stock purchased last spring, and haveplased
special prices on goods in all departments.
sMoquets, velvets, body brussels, ingrains
and 3-ply carpets.
Lace curtains, chenille curtains.
Corticine and English and American lin
oleum, A 1 quality, at 75c per yard lowest
prices ever put on these goods.
Special prices on mattings, and the season
is ripe for them now. '
Bemember, these special prices will con
tinue but two weeks.
627 and 629 Penn avenue,
Loretr Stick Pins.
Hundreds of patterns at $1 to $3 and 7e y
so many new designs la jewelry at . P.
Boberts & Sons'. "W3u
Cabinet photographs $1 00 a dozen.
Hendricks & Co., 68 Federal street.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Handsome Printed Challis, new work, 15a
Bark Ground Domestic Challis, 10c
AU'WOoI Challis, choice effects.
White Ground Challis. 6c and up
Scotch styles wide Zephyrs and fancy Glng. rf
hams only 30c a yard. . ..
Very choice new work in Ginghams at 10a
Wide printed Cottons, in light and-Cark
grounds, 6c, 10c and 12c '.
Stylish Satines, in fancy French, 20c and 35c
Bargains in Lace Stripes and Plaid Mnslins,
suitable for Aprons. Children's Dresses and-.
Wrappers, 6Kc 8c. 12Jcl5c to 25c
27-inch Hemstitched Embroideries, choice,
patterns, selling at 50c, 63c and 75c
45-Inch Flouncings, special values, 75c and H,
75c a yard for best grade of India Silks.
Low prices made on Mohairs.
Low prices made on Fancy Dress Goods,
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Children's White Suits and. Wash Bressesi
all reduced in price.
Ladles' Ginghams and SaUne Suits, neat anil
dressy, 5a, to ana w.
Wool Suits for Traveling Costumes, $10. na .
$15 and S20. 'i ; '.
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505 AND SOT MARKET SX,"
. PURE WINES and LIQUORS
FOB MEDICINAL USE.
California Wines at 50c per quart.
Imported Liquors and Cordials at
Finest Old Whiskies is Western PwlnfejJ,
syivania at same prices omen are selliag.? a
G. EISENBRTS . -.
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