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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH
SECOND PART. t
PAGES 9 TO 12.
THE STATE OF TEADE.
Business Does Kot Improve Much
Except in Isolated Spots.
AN INCEEASE IN OIL EXPORTS.
The Carnegie Striko Ess 'Disturbing Effect
BAILS BEIKGISG A HIGHEE FIGUEE
rsrzcux. txlxqbamto the nisrxTcn.i
Kew Yokk, July 12. Special telegrams
to Bradstreet's indicate that the volume of
general trade throughout the country, while
a little more active in special localities.does
not on the whole show much increase in vol
ume. The outlook for the autumn business
is generally considered excellent, and good
crop prospects have already had an influ
ence on the country demand at Kew Or
leans, Kansas City and St. Joe. Lumber
proves an exception, in that it is weaker at
A satisfactory increase in trade accom
panying increased firmness in prices, is re
ported in drygoods, building materials,
furniture and carpet trades at Kew York
City. The Kew York stock market is active
anfi excited, but the recovering tendency of
prices on the "Western and trunk line rail
roads settlements have been arrested by fur
ther unfavorable symptoms, and by a sud
den break in the Lead Trust.
Bonds are firm and good demand Is shown
for high grade issues. Money on call is easy
at 3rl per cent, but time loans are higher
and the market is becoming sensitive to the
influence of the approaching westward
About $1,500,000 in gold was engaged for
shipment to France, though the condition
of exchange shows it to be a special transac
tion. Demand sterling is $1 87i4 88.
Honey at other financial centers is almost
uniformly firmer than at Kew York. Our
report of gross railway earnings for June
last shows a relatively lighter gain than in
May over 1888. For six months of 1889 the
report, while favorable, is less than for five
months of the year.
Breadstufis have been very irregular,
starting with a quick advance early in the
week on damage to the spring wheat crop
and higher cables, and declining on better
weather reports, heavier receipts of new
winter, slackening export request and free ,
speculative sales. "Wheat advanced to 90c
and closed over 3c lower, ljc off on the
week. Flour gained 1015o on free move
ment, but lost most of it. Corn lost a -!c
gain over last week, and closed heavy with
wheat. Oats are office.
Exports of wheat (and flour as wheat)
both coasts, aggregate 1,558,055 bushels,
against 1,303,710 bushels last week and
1,592,278 bushels in the second week of
July, 1888. Our Melbourne cable states
that there were 2,391,000 bushels of wheat
"in sight" in Australia and Kew Zealand
SUGAE HAS FALI,EX.
Raw sugars have declined at Kew York
l-16c on cable advices ol heavy specula
tive decline at London from 27s 9d to 21s for
July. Holders are conservative. Expert
opinion inclines to the belief that "our re
finers will naturally take advantage of the
reaction abroad to buy sugar, and the reduc
tion will be short lived. The demand for
refined is light. Prices are barely steady.
Speculation in coffee has been more confi
dent, and an advance of fully lc per pound
is the result. Consumption of coffee in
Europe and the United States during the
past 12 months is placed at 9,217,963 bags,
against 8,052,220 bags in the preceding year.
Our advices from San Francisco are that an
attempt is being made to bull the salmon
market on estimates of only half the expect
ed pack in Alaska.
The Bureau of Statistics report 612,088,079
gallons of petroleum exported in 1888-89,
more than in any preceding year, a note
worthy fact in view of reported inroads in
our foreign trade by Russian oil.
STEEL, KAIL OBDEItfi.
Steel rail mills are more fully supplied
with orders than for 30 days at $27 50 at the
cast for large lots. Structural iron iron is
in urgent demand and prices are stronger.
Another moderate advance in pig is
being considered. Southern is stronger and
offerings are more restricted.
Fall wear cotton and light weight cloth
ing woolens are more active, but prices are
firm. Baw wool is strong and active at the
interior and in fair sale at the sea board on
free arrivals. Baw cotton is c higher at
Kew York and Liverpool on good demand
and small stocks.
Business failures reported to Bradstreet's
number 218 in the United States this week,
against 152 last week and 152 this week last
year. Canada had 1G this week against 13
last week. The total of failures in the
United States January 1 to date is 6,255,
against 5,553 in 1888.
B. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review says:
Substantially all the news this week has
been favorable to business prospects. The
official crop report for July 1 was not only
an assurance of a large yield, but evidence
that the reported injuries to wheat, cotton
and corn had not been as serious as many
believed. Gold exports were stopped by
slackening of the foreign demand and de
cided improvement here in the offerings of
MONEY FBOJI THE TREASURY.
The Treasury put out money more freely,
and the demand from the interior was met
without change of rates here. The rail
roads made great progress, apparently,
toward the settlement of their contro
versies, and the stock market took an up
ward turn on Thursday. Fork products
have been weaker, but without great change,
and oats lc lower.
A rise of nearly 1 cent on oil is partly ex
plained by the official report that exports
lor the past year have been the largest ever
recorded. The average of all prices of com
modities has moved upward 1J per cent
during the week.
The reports from interior towns show that
collections have improved where there had
been most complaint, and the latest ac
counts are more satisfactory than usual. At
Chicago banks have been so far prudent,
with .an eye to probable commercial de
mands in the near future, that brokers are
circulating the rumor that a banking trust
has been formed, though outside money does
not appear to be obtainable at better than 5
ANXIETY FOB THE FUTUBE.
The indications point to some monetary
pressure this fall, unless the Treasury suc
ceeds in disbursing freely. The great in
dustries are on the whole in better shape,
though some signs of danger are discovera
ble. Some Southern pig recently offered in
vain at $16 50 has been sold at $17. Bails
are in better demand, with rumored salcj
amounting to 34,000 tons, and $28 is now
the bottom price.
But the great strike at the Carnegie mill,
accompanied with violence at the very out
set, may lead to rather extended disturbance
of the'industry. "Wool is unchanged in
price at Eastern markets, but the persistent
conservatism of manufacturers, who are
buying only for immediate necessities and
running only part force, begins to have
effect, and a weakening among Ohio holders
The stock exchange has been strengthened
by very favorable accounts of negotiations
between railroad managers, who appear to
have settled the difficulties as to Eastern
trunk lines, and to have made some pro
of "Western controversies. The average of
prices is a fraction higher than a week ago.
not including the trust stocks, which have
caused another sensation by disclosure of
the amounts outstandipg. The information
that ?83,000,00 of lead trust stock, $50,
000,000 of sugar, $42,000,000 of cotton oil,
$31,000,000 of whisky, and $13,000,000 of
cattle trust were outstanding caused a.break
in lead, and some selling in others.
Exports of cotton for June were in value
only $5,008,746, against $8,887,325 for the
same month last year, but for two weeks of
July all exports from Kew York show an
increase of 20 per cent over last year, and
the weakening of speculation in wheat is
also a favorable sign as to the monetary
The business failures (lifting the last seven
days were 209, aeainst 202 last week and 215
the week previous to the last For the cor
responding week of last year the figures
For Cementing; Iron.
The following mixture has been used, says a
contemporary, with the greatest possible suc
cess for the cementing of Iron railing tops
irop-eratings to stoves, etc.; In fact, with such
effect as to resist the blow of a sledge hammer.
This mlxtnre Is composed of equal parts of
sulphur and white lead, with about one-sixth
proportion of borax, the three being thoroughly
incorporated together, so as to form one
homogeneous mass. When the application is
to be made ot this composition, it is wet with
strong sulphnriccid, and a thin layer of it is
placed between the two pieces of iron, these
being at once pressed together. In flvo days It
will be perfectly dry, all traces of the cement
having vamshed'and the work having every
appearance of welding.
Gas In California.
A Stocton, Cal., note to Light, Ileal and
Power, nnder a recent date says: The gasome
ter at the Hass gas well in this city was com
pleted to-day and connection made, so that the
flow of gas was all. turned into the holder,
which has a capacity of 22,000 feet. It was
filled in six hours, showing that the flow from
the well was between 8,000 and 9,000 feet per
day. Connections are being made now so that
tho customers can be supplied with light and
fuel as soon as possible. The practical test
made by Oiling tho gasometer show that the
flow has not been overestimated, and that this
well can supply enough gas for the city use for
A Mansnnese Mountain.
A Chicago daily paper says that the syndi
cate of Chicago and Pennsylvania capitalists
who went to Qunnison, Uol., to inspect some
lands supposed to contain anthracite coal
found a richer discovery than they dared an
ticipate. A huge mountain of almost chemi
cally pure manganese of Iron was found, to
gether with almost unlimited reins of anthra
cite. This manganese is essentially the spie
geleisen of commerce, and every manufacturer
of Bessemer steel ails who uses the article in
bis furnaces knows the value of these dis
coveries. A New Steel Project.
According to a writer in Dixie a company
has been formed at Pensacola. Fla., to ship
Alabama coal to Cuba and bring back iron ore.
The source of supply -will bo what Is described
as a mountain ot Bessemer ore. assaying 63 to
68 per cent of iron, with over 3,000,000 tons of
ore in sight on the surface of the mountain.
The deposit is at Cubanas on the north coast,
about SO miles west of Havana.
The Export of BrendstnOW.
"Washington, July 12. The Chief of the
Bureau of Statistics reports that the total of
values of the exports of domestic breadstuff's
from the United States, dnring the month of
June 1SS9, and during the six and 12 months
ended June CO, 1S39, as follows:
Jnne I 9,183,539 I 7,143,714
Six months ended June
30 57,i2,761 S0.49L9M
Twelve months ended
June 39 120,2:1,237 tt4.702.CSJ
Ore From Ireland.
A novelty In the CleVeland district, England,
has just been made. A small steamer is dis
charging at West Hartepool a cargo of some
450 tons of oro from Beltasr. The ore Is from
Antrim, and will be smelted at the local works.
JAT GODIiD MUST PAY.
Tho Supreme Conrt Decides In Favor of
the Lnredo Bank.
Kew Yokk, July 12. The Milino Ka
tional Bank of Laredo, Tex., seed Jay
Gould and others, in the Supreme Court, to
recqver $32,214 which was paid by the bank
in July, 1883, to the Southwest Construc
tion Company, organized by them.
The company was established to perform
the work made necessary by the consolida
tion of the Gould and Grant svstem of pro
posed railroads .under Mexican grants.
Upon an agreement that the roads should
be completed before July 14, 1883, the
money was advanced on drafts on the al
leged false assurance ot the directors that
the necessary funds for carrying the enter
prise through successfully had been ob
tained in Europe.
A demurrer to the complaint was over
ruled by Justice O'Brien, who held that the
part played by the defendants in a common
scheme, which resulted in the perpetration
of a wrong against the bank. In renderinc
his decision the Judge said: "It would in
deed be extraordinary if persons could ar
range a scheme Irom which all were to be
benefited and, after inducing the bank to
part with money, they could shield them
selves from liabilities behind a worthless
corporation which they had wrongfully and
without authority used for the very purpose
of perpetuating a wrong."
The judgment has been affirmed on the
opinion of Justice O'Brjen by the General
term, after a hearing before Presiding
Justice Van Brunt and Justices Brady and
IIAED ON LIEUTENANTS.
Fonr of Them Suspended for Kot Reporting
That Darker Knee.
Kothing iurther was developed yesterday
regarding the wild ride of the colored man
and white woman early "Wednesday morn
ing, except that the police say the woman
was Claia Bodgers, of Youngstown, O., who,
some say, is stopping with a colored woman
on Basin alley, while others say she is put
ting up on "Webster avenue. All the of
ficers interested agree that that Ethiopian
was a bard man to stop, and that he drove
a good horse.
Inspector McAleese was apparently
warmer than even the standing of the ther
mometer would justify. He said in the
first place that policemen had no right to
shoot promiscuously to frighten people, and
that when they must shoot they should
shoot to hit. He was also mad because the
lieutenants had not reported the matter, and
issued an order suspending Lieutenants
Thomas Fitzgerald. Snyder, David Lewis
and Albert Teeters until they can have a
hearing next week.
Clara says nothing, but saws wood.
HE WAS OLD AND LONELl'
And Married the Nome 23 Day After Ilia
Wife Death. 1
Springfield, Mass., July 12. The se
cret marriage Tuesday of Pelatadah Ely, of
Long Meadow, 84 years old. to his
housekeeper, Mrs. Lucy Morse, 65, within
25 days after the death of Mr. Ely's
first wife has raised a breeze in this yicinity
and among the relatives of the octogenarian,
who is worth perhaps $7,000. Mr. Ely had
never seen Mrs. Ely that is prior to her en
gagement as nurse to the former Mrs. Ely.
four weeks ago.
Neither Signed Nor Vetoed.
Mayor McCallin was not in his office yes
terday, but Clerk McCleary stated that His
Honor hadn't taken action on the ordinance
for the widening of Diamond street, and he,
McCleary, had no opinion to give on the
subjeot further than to opine that no more
would have been gotten out of the Mayor
had he bcen.prescnt.
A DEAD MAX'S VENGEANCE
it the title of a IMllina American romance 61
Edgar Fawcett, published complete in to
morrow' t Dispatch. J
THE HONORED DEAD.
Most Impressive Funeral of Iho fate
Chief James E. Crow.
ATFIEST BURIED UNDER FLOWERS,
Then Consigned to the Grave at Uniondale
HE BAD HANI CLASSES TO MOURN .Bill
The universal desire of Alleghenians to
Day a tribute of respect to the memory of
James E. Crow, late Chief of the Allegheny
Fire Department, was the means of afford
ing the family of the deceased the melancholy
satisfaction of a funeral ceremony in which
military, civic and official honors were
feelingly blended. It was one of the most
impressive funerals of an Alleghenian with
A constant stream of citizens had been
pouring through tberesidence to take a last
look at the remains of the late Chief ever
since 10 o'clock in the morning, at which
hour Mr. Ludwig finished the adjustment
of (he most superb collection of floral tributes
imaginable. Those who desired to pass
through the residence entered the side door
of Mr. David Hunter, Jr., and thence
through a rear door into the hallway of the
late Chiefs house, and then into the front
parlor, where the remains lay in a massive
cedarwood casket heavily draped with the
somber color, only relieved by the eight
silver handles and the plain name-plate.
The dead man's face had a singularly re
poseful appearance, although wasted by
splendid floral display.
The bier was surrounded on three sides
by exquisite masses of floral forms. So
many and so large were these tokens of es
teem that three sides of the room were
crowded with them, and the bier was al
most obscured. The floral offerings were
Liberty Engine Company An American flag,
with the red stripes in immortelles and the
w hite in carnations. The azure field was also
!. of Immortelles with small lily bnds as stars.
The frame was of water lilies, and an easel
frame held the flag upright.
Grant Engine Company A vacant chair,
composed of water and Japan lilies and roses.
The chair was three feet high, with "Grant"
across the back.
Hope Engine Company An anchor and
shield of large size, with "Hope" forming the
1 emblem in the blazonry of the shield. Boses
and carnations were the component blossoms.
Friendship Engine Company A gorgeous
combination of'color in the shape of a broken
circle, bearing p. scroll, "Not Forgotten" and a
harp at the apex with the strings broken.
Goodwill Engine Company A broken shaft
with a dove perched at the top and the words
"At Rest" worked transversely across the
pediment of the shaft.
Lincoln Engine Company A handsome
"Gates Ajar," bearing the words "Our Chief"
in the background, the design standing 3 feet
Ellsworth Fire Company A sheaf of wheat
supporting a sickle formed of rosebuds with
the handle of purple Immortelles. '
Columbia Engine Company A "Roman
Gates Ajar," with a large broken fire bell at
the apex of the arch. The steps and gates
were beautifully wrought with flowers of all
The Pittsburg Fire Department A magnifi
cent double "Gates Ajar?' and the offering of
the Spring Garden Avenue Company was a
floral lyre ot La France roses.
Among the smaller designs was a pillow of
lilies from Messrs. John Kl Hunter and Assist
ant Chief Noble Jones; an urn ZC feet high of
purple immortelles given by the Allegheny
Police Department; basket of roses from Miss
Josie McQoaide, of Tennessee, a cnest of the
late Chiefs family: a basket containing 200
lilies from Will Stoeving: an emblem ot the Jr.
O. U. A JI., consisting of a square, compass
and urn, worked in dlvers-colored,nowers,from
Korthside Council, of which the late Chief was
a member; a large pillow of roses with the in
scription. "At Rest." from Colonel William A
Stone, ex-United States District Attorney; a
basket of flowers from Parton Grubbs, Edward
Armstrong, John E. Hetzel and Samuel C.
Grier; a "Gates Ajar" from Eureka engine
house, and a large plaque of ivy leaves crossed
by a fireman's horn worked in goldenrod.
sebyices oyeb the dead.
The religious services over the remains of
Chief Crow were held at 2 o'clock in an ur
stairs room on account of the steadily in
creasing throng ot those who desired to see
the face of the dead man. Bev. Dr. Fulton,
of the Fourth U. P. Church, offered prayer,
after which Miss Nettie1 Hunter McFadden
sang, without accompaniment and witb ex
quisite intonation, "Waiting and "Watching
tor Me." Dr. Fulton then preached a ser
mon from the text: "Oh, death, where is
thy sting; oh grave, thy victory?" Miss
McFadden sang again, "Some Sweet Day
Bye and Bye," and Dr. Robinson made an
address in which he extolled in high terms
the character ot the deceased. The reverend
gentleman enlarged upon Chief Crow's per
sonal bravery and his humanity to his sub
ordinates and his disposition to lead his
men into dangerous places and not send
them in peril without a leader. Dr. Robin
son claimed that the citizens of Allegheny
owed Chief Crow a heavy dent of gratitude
for the preservation of property growing out
of an extremely efficient fire department,
the growth of which was solely due to his
wonderful ability as an organizer. Dr.
Bobinson concluded by pronouncing a
touching panegyric upon the deceased
THE OBDEB OP THE CORTEGE.
During the eulogium of Dr. Bobinson the
70 members of the fire department had filed
through the chamber of death to take their
last look at him who was for so many vears
their superior. The funeral procession" then
formed on Jackson street, headed by 40
policemen in full uniform. They were fol
lowed by the driverless steed of the late
Chief led by the veteran Patsy Howard.
Then came a wagon supporting a 10-foot
platform, handsomely draped, upon which
the floral offerings were placed. The pall
bearers placed the body in the hearse and
then took the next place in lheprocession.
They were as follows: James Hunter and
James Lindsay, Presidents respectively of
Common and Select Councils; Robert
Jones, Assistant Fire Chief; John K.
Hunter, Clerk of iho fire department;
Koble Jones, Foreman of Columbia Engine
Company; William Swindell, of Select
Council, and Messrs. Herman Landis and
David Winters. While the casket was be
ing placed in the hearse, the Grand Army
band played a soft dirge, and then marched
forward to the head of the column. The
casket was passed underneath the colors of
Lieutenant Lisle Post, G. A. B., of which J
the late Jhiel was an honored member. The
color-bearers then joined the detachment
from the post which followed the carriages
of the pallbearers. The 70 fire laddies
walked by fours, drawing the hearse in lieu
of horses, and the draped ropes attached to
the hearse extended nearly a square, while
two stout firemen guided the vehicle by
means of the tongue. The 30 carriages
occupied by friends of the,family, and the
20 carriages sent by Allegheny Councils
formed the rear guard of the cortege.
Arrived at Uuiondale Cemetery, the in
terment was made after a short prayer from
Bev. Dr. Bobinson, and the cortege re
turned in the same order to Jackson steeet,
where ranks were broken.
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and distress caused by worms by using Dr.
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destroys these parasites, and by its tonio
properties builds up the system. There is
no better medicine for the general debility
or dyspepsia of either young or old.
Order your Budweiser from Max Klein,
PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, JULY
SOME QUEER THINGS.
A Sknnk That Slanshtered 3G Chickens In a
Single Mgut Pigs Swim to Shore
From an Island In tho Center
of a Large Lake
Kobwicjh, July 12. George McClellan,
of Korwich Town, was aroused from slum
ber at 11 o'clock last night by a hubbub in
his hen house. He tumbled out of bed, got
his gun, stumbled into the hen yard, and,
though his eyes were full of sleep and it was
very dark, he saw clearly enough to knock
over an immense sknnk with one shot. Then
he lighted a lantern and took an account of
his feathered stock. That skunk must have
been fasting, for ithad slaughtered 36 spring
chickens for Mr. McClellan.
Two events happened in Korth Madison
the other day. F. B. Bishop lost three pet
crows and he offers to pay $25 to anyone
who will bring the birds to him. They were
intelligent, though serious birds, and they
could speak a few words plainly to Mr.
Bishop. A very large porpoise was washed
ashore at Quonoehontaug beach a day or
two ago, and scores of people went down to
the shore to see it. It is thought that a
sword-fish drove it ashore.
Albert Norman, of Westerly, B. I., has a
very active and ambitious dog. He got
loose the other night, and in CO minutes
killed 40 sheep ot a flock of 60 for Judge
W. H. Cottrell, of that place. After Kor
man pays for that exploit the dog will have
cost him very nearly its weight in nickels.
A Portland man last week placed three
pigs on a beautiful isle that is nearly in the
middle of big Pocotopaug Lake, his' inten
tion being that the pigs should earn their
own living on the round little grassy island.
Then he rowed the skiff in which he had
ferried the pigs to their new home back to
his dwelling. He entered his home and sat
down and read the Middlesex County Record
30 minutes, when he heard three joyful and
triumphant squeals in the back yard. The
three pigs had returned from their lonely
island home. Some one who saw the pigs
coming across the wide lake said that they
steered as straight for their ancestral pig
stye as a mariner could have laid his course
with a compass. They swam abreast, breasted
the mimie billows gleefully, and as they
came into port and saw the familiar old
homestead grunted a salute every time they
rolled up on a wave.
Fred Close and Frank H. Talcott had an
exciting bout on Square Pond, in Stafford,
with a 7-pound land-locked salmon one
afternoon last week. They were 35 minutes
in conquering the fish, which fought fu
riously, leaping clean out of the lake
almost every time the taut line
caught and checked him in his
onset. Finally the salmon was netted and
hauled into the boat, but the fight was not
all out of him even then. He had barely
struck the floor of the craft before he
doubled up in an instant, and with a ingle
flop leaped clear of the gunwale of the boat
and disappeared into the water 6 feet away.
But the hook held, and after ten minutes
more he was back in the boat to stay.
A. S. Maine's dog at Westerly caught a
veteran box turtle last week, while the dog
was following the hired man, who was mow
ing in a meadow,. On the turtle's shell
were inscribed in 'deep letters, "I. Carrick,
1805;" "1839;" "J. K., 1869." Mr. Maine
added his na-ne and the date to the turtle's
back load and then let it go.
DANGEROUS TO PEAL
A Beat Estate Agent's Method of Confound
ing nil Enemies.
Toronto, July 12. A peculiar case was
brought before the Toronto Presbytery last
week, when Elder Brown, of the Dovercourt
Korth End Church,was arraigned by some of
hisfellow churchmen on a charge hardly con
sistent with those principles often said to be
inculcated by bringing one up on porridge
and the shorter catechism. The story, the
humor of which members of the Presbvterv
seemed hardly to appreciate, was kept quietJ
and has just leaked out. '
lirown, who is a real estate agent, has
some beautiful suburban lots some distance
north of the church, and he as strongly
favored an agitation for the removal of the
church further north as others of the congre
gation opposed It. The contention between
the two parties increased, and when Brown
was charged with being desirous of moving
the church to one of his lots which he was
anxious to sell, the latter's wrath knew no
bounds, and could he have added
one or may be two cubic feet to
his stature of four feet one and a
half he would certainly have annihilated
some of his tradupers. But he contented
himself with a visit to a prayer meeting
held in the church one eveninir. aud
praying to the Lord to remove those
who so vigorously opposed his scheme
for the removal of the church. He
prayed long and fervently, mildly but de
terminedly. His opponents were present in
full force, and while none dared interrupt
hU unrighteous supplication, all devotedly
wished the efficacy of his prayer
would fall short of its mark. The
whole case, after being long a
bone of serious contention in the church,
was sent to the Presbytery, and the charge
against Brown, after full and careful inves
tigation, was found to be unsubstantiated.
IT CHARMS THE CHILDREN.
The Oakmont Home for Little Folks' Vncn
llons Is Overcrowded.
The ladies or the Society for the Improve
ment of the Poor say that the summer home
at Oakmont is crowded. There are 55 chil
dren at the home for the current two weeks,
and the capacity of the home is about 50.
Sixty applications are in for the two weeks
beginning July 25, and ten for the two
weeks commencing August 8. The ladies
are trying to secure other, places in the
country to meet the demand.
Forty-seven children were sent to Oak
mont when the home was opened, June 28,
and there have been about 175 applications
made for permits since the opening.
ON TOWARD $800,000.
The PIttsbnrg Relief Fund for Johnstown
The contributions received by W. B.
Thompson, Treasurer of the Johnstown Be
lief Fund, now amounts to $763,230 7L,
The sum of yesterday's contributions was
$1,074 18. They were as follows:
Citizens of Oil City, additional, 5653 35: a F.
Scull, S25; First United Evangelical Protestant
Church, of Allegheny, $1M 76: citizens of La
Grange, InL, additional, $5: Evangelical Lu
theran Church, of Woodyille, O., 573 35; St.
Catharines, Ont, $26; St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church, of Allegheny, additional,
$2; citizens of Oakdale and vicinity, S97 45;
German Lutheran Church, of Lyons, N. Y..
$57 23. '
A DAYLIGHT POKER RAID.
Nine Men Drawn Away From a Qalet Little
Game of Draw.
Detectives Fitzgerald and McTighe, with.
Officers Miller and Adolph Metz made a'
raid on the gambling bduse of William Kes
bitt, on Lemon alley, yesterday afternoon,
capturing Kesbitt, eight players and a com
plete poker outfit, and taking them to Cen
tral station. The players gave their names
as Thomas Benson, Edward Morton, Will
iam Walls, John Fulton. John Speadley,
Robert Devlin and William Jackson. Kes
bitt will be prosecuted for keeping a gamb- '
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Dead Man's Vengednce," will be published
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A Tale of
SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS.
Chapter L Lieutenant Golston, of H. 31.
S. Tenebreuse, while- on a brief visit to the
Carne's Arms Inn, fishing In the neighboring
river, is told the story of the Curse ol Carne's
Hold. In the days of the First Charles. Sir
Edgar Carne, the ocenpant of Carne's Hold, a
house on the neighboring hill, lights for .his
king, and brings home from Spain a yonng and
beautiful bride. They lived unhappily and
frequently quarreled. At last one day she, In a
paroxysm of madness,stabbed her child to death.
After this none except the inmates of the Hold
ever saw Lady Carne again, but a few days be
fore she died she cursed the Carries, her bus
band, the botse and hor descendants: The
enrse 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 with which
the Spanish ancestress had endowed them. The
Hon. Mrs. Mervyn, aunt of the Squire and bis
sister, resides in the neighborhood, and Guliton
la invited there to a ball, which he accepts.
Chapter II. The ball at Carne's Hold was
a brilliant affair, and Lieutenant Gulston
was struck with Miss 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 Powlett, the miller's
daughter, maid to Miss Carne, falls in love with
George Forrester, the son of a neighboring
farmer, a wild young scapegrace who becomes
entangled in a poaching fray. She is cautioned
by her mistress and urged to give him up.
Chapter III. As Kuth Powlett was return
ing from church on the following Sunday
throngh the wood, there was a little rustle
among the trees, and George Forrester sprang
out suddenly. It was a sharp, brief interview,
dnring which Ruth tells him that she has re
solved to give him up. Muttering an oath, he
dashes her to the cround, and, hearing voices,
he springs Into the woods. She is taken home,
bleeding and crashed, and the story that she
has fallen on a stone is not contradicted. She
ultimately recovers, however, and returns to
the Hold. Ronald Mervyn, suspecting the at
tachment between Gulston and his cousin,
whom he looks upon as his promised bride, up
braids her witb the fact and a quarrel ensues.
Chapter IV. The morning after the quar
rel between Margaret and her cousin. Kuth
Powlett, entering her mistress' room, is startled
at seeing the blind np and the window open.
Glancing at the bed, she saw the white linen
stained with blood, and Margaret lying there
with her eyes wide open and fixed in death.
She had been stabbed through the heart. Her
eyes then caught an object lying on the floor, a
large clasp-knife, bearing on a silver platelet
Into the buckhorn handle the name "G. For
rester." It was the knife she herself had given
to her lover a yer before. She picked it up
ana concealed it in ner aress. sno men, witn
the face of a ghost, made her way to the
kitchen and aroused the bonsehold. Reginald
Carne, coming out ot his room, alarmed at the
noise, is informed of the frightful occurrence,
and after looking on the body of his murdered
sister, staggers back to bis room. A hue and
cry is raised for the murderer, whose identity
ts a mystery,
It was 6 o'clock, and already quite dark,
when, as Lieutenant Gulston was writing in
his cabin, his servant told him that Dr.
Mackenzie had just come off from the shore,
and would be glad if he could spare him a
few minutes' conversation.
"Tell him I will be on the quarter deck in
a minute." He added a few lines to the let
ter he was writing, put it in an envelope,
and taking his cap, went out, dropping the
letter into the post bag that bung near his
cabin, and then went on to the quarterdeck.
He was rather pleased with the doctor's
summons, for he highly esteemed him, and
regretted the slight estrangement which had
arisen between them.
"Well, doctor," he asked cheerily, "have
some of the men been getting into mischief
"Ko, lad, no," the doctor replied, and the
first lieutenant felt that something more
serious was the matter, for since he had ob
tained his rank 01 first lieutenant the doctor
had dropped his former habit of calling him
lad. "Ko, I have heard some news ashore
that will affect you seriously. I am sorry,
dear lad, very sorry. I may have thought
that you were foolish, but that will make no
"What is it, doctor?" Lieutenant Gulston
asked, with a vague alarm at the gravity
of the doctor's manner of treating him.
"The evening papers came out with an
early edition, Gulston, and-the boys are
shouting out the news of a terrible affair
a most terrible affair at your frieuds, the
Carnes. Be steady, lad, be steady. It's a
heavy blow for a man to have to bear. Miss
Carne is dead."
"Deadl Margaret deadl" the lieutenant
repeated incredulously. "W hat are you
saying, doctor? There must be some mis
take. She was well yesterday, for I was
over there in the evening and did not leave
until 9 o'clock. It can't be true."
"It is true, lad, unhappily; there is no
mistake. She was found dead in her bed
' The lieutenant was almost stunned by
"Good God 1" he murmured. "It seems
The doctor walked away and left him for
a minute or two to himself. "I have not
told you all as yet, lad," he went on, when
ne returned; H mates no ainerence to ner,
poor girl none. She passed out of life, it
seems, painlessly and instantly, but it is
worse forthose who are left."
He paused a moment. "She was found
stabbed to the heart by a midnieht robber."
An exclamation of horror broke from the
sailor. "Murdered? Good heavens!"
"Ay, lad, it is true. It seems to have
been done in her sleep, and death was in
stantaneous. There, I will leave you for a
while, now. I will put the paper in your
cabin, so that when yon feel equal to read
ing the details you can do so. Try and
think it is all for the best, lad. Ko one
knows what trouble might have darkened
her life and yours had this thing not hap
pened. I know you wHl not be able to think
so now, but you will feel it so some day."
An hour later Lieutenant Gulston entered
the doctor's cabin. There was a look ot
anger as well as of grief on his face that the
doctor did not understand.
"Doctor, I believe this is no murder by a
wandering tramp, as the paper says. I be
lieve it was done from revenge, and that the
things were stolen simply to throw people
off the scent. I will tell you what took
place yesterday. I drove up as far as the
gate in the garden; there one road sweeps
round in front ot the house, the other goes
straight to the stables; so I got down, and
told the man he might as well drive straight
in, while I walked up to the house. The
road follows close under the drawing room
windows, and one of these being open, as I
passed I heard a man's voice raised in
anger, so loudly and so passionately, in
deed, that I involuntarily stopped. His
words were, as nearly as I can recollect:
'You have fooled me and spoilt my
lite, but you .shall regret it. You
tbiuk, after all these years, I am
to be thrown off like an old glove.
Ko, by heaven, you may throw me over,
but I swear you shall never marry this
sailor or anybody else, whatever I may
have to do to prevent it You say I have
the curse of the Carnes in my blood I You
are right, and you shall have cause to re
gret it." The voice was so loud and pas
sio'nate that-1 believed the speaker was
about to do some injury to Margaret, for I
did not doubt that it was her to whom he
was speaking, and I ran around through
the hall door to the door of the room, but I
found Carne himself standing there. He,
too, I suppose, when he had been about to
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f enter, had heard the words. He said:
Don t go in just at present. Margaret ana
her cousin are haying a quarrel, but I think
it's over now.' Seeing that he was there at
hand I went away for a bit, and found after
ward that Mervyn had jumped from the
window, gone to the stable and ridden
straight off. Marcaret didn't come down
( to dinner, making an excuse that she was
unwell. iNow. what do vou thine 01 mat.
Doctor? You know that Mervyn's mothern
was a Carne, and that he has this mad
blood that you warned me against in his
veins. There is his threat, given in what
Was almost a mad outburst of passion. She
is found dead this morning; what do you
think of it?"
"I don't know what to think of it, Guls
ton; I know but little of Mervyn myself,
but I have heard men in his reciment say
that he was, a queer fellow, and though gen
erally a most cheery and pleasant compan
ion, he has at times fits of silence and mo
roseness similar, I should say, to those of his
cousin, Beginald Carne. It is possible, lad,
though I don't like to think so. When
there is madness in the blood no one can say
when it may blaze out, or what course it can
take. The idea is a terrible one, and yet it
is possible; it may indeed be so, for the mad
ness in the family has twice before led to
murder. The presumption is certainly a
grave one, for although his messmates may
consider Mervyn to be as they say, a queer
fellow, I do not think you would find any of
them to say he was mad, or anything like it.
Bemember, Gulston, this would be a terrible
accusation to bring against any man, even
if he can prove as probably he can prove
that he was at home, or here in- Plymouth,
at the time of the murder. The charge that
he is mad, and the notoriety such a charge
would obtain, is enough to ruiu a man for
"I can't help that," the Lieutenant said,
gloomily. "I heard him threaten Margaret,
and I shall say so at the Coroner's inquest
to-morrow. If a man is such a coward as to
threaten a woman he must put up with any
consequence that may happen to befall
The Coroner and jury met in the dining
room at the Hold; they were all Carnesford
men. Hiram Powlett, Jacob Carey and
the landlord of the Carne's Arms were upon
it, for the summoning officer had been care
ful to choose on such an important occasion
the leading men of the village. After hay
ing gone upstairs to view the body, the Cor
oner opened the proceedings. The room
was crowded. Many of the gentry of the
neighborhood were present. Lieutenant
Gulston, with a hard set look upon his face,
stood in a corner of the room with the doc
tor beside him. Bonald Mervyn, locking,
as some of the Carnesford people remarked
in a whisper, ten years older than he
did when he drove to the village a few days
before, stood on the other side of the table
talking in low tones to some of his neigh
bors. "We shall first, gentlemen," the Coroner
said, "hear evidence as to the finding of the
body. Buth Powlett, the maid of the de
ceased lady, is the first witness."
A minute later there was a stir at the
door, and Buth was led in by a constable.
She was evidently so weak and unhinged
that the Coroner told her to take a chair.
"Kow, Miss Powlett, tell us what you
saw when you entered' your mistress'
"Upon opening the door," Bnth said, in a
calmer and more steady voice than was ex
pected from her appearance, "I saw that the
window was open and the blind up. I was
surprised at this, for Miss Carne did not
sleep with her, window open in winter, and
the blind was always down. I walked
straight to the washstand and placed the
can of hot water there; then I turned round
to wake MUs Carne, and I saw her lying
there with a great patch of blood on her
nightdress, and I knew by her face that she
was dead. Then I fainted. I do not know
how long I lay there. When I came to
myself, I got up and went to the door and
went downstairs to the kitchen and gave the
"You did not notice that any of Miss
Carne's things had been taken from the
table?" the Coroner asked.
"Were there any signs of a struggle hav
"Ko, sir, I did'not see any;. Miss Carne
lay as'if she were sleeping quietly. She was
lying on her side."
"The bedclothes were not disarranged?"
"Ko, sir. except that the clothes were
turned down a short distance."
"You were greatly attached to your mis
tress. Miss Powlett?"
"She was generally liked, was she not?"
"Yes, sir. Everyone who knew Miss Carne
was fond of her."
"Have any of you any further questions
to ask?" the Coroner asked the jury.
There was no reply.
"Thank you, Miss Powlett. I will not
trouble you any further at present." - '
The cook then gave her testimony, and
Dr. Arrowsmith was next called. He testi
fied to the effect that upon bis arrival he
found that the room had not been disturbed
in any way; no one had entered it with the
exception, as he understood, ot Miss Carne's
maid, the cook, and Mr. Carne. The- door
was locked. When he went in he found
Miss Carne was dead, and it was his opin
ion, from the coldness and rigidity of the
body, that she must have been dead seven
or eight hours. It was just 9 o'clock when
he arrived. He should think, therefore,
that death bad taken place between 1 and
half-past 2 in the morning. Death had been
caused by a stab given either with a knife
pi: is& , .. if7
or dagger. The blow. was exactly over the
heart, and extended down into the substance
of the heart itself. Death must have been
absolutely instantaneous. Deceased lay in
a natural position, as if asleep. The clothes
had been turned down about a foot, just low
enough to uncover the regionof the heart.
After making an examination of the body
he examined the room with a constable, and
found that a jewel box on the table was open
and its contents gone. The" watch and chain
of the deceased had also disappeared. He
looked out of the window and saw that it
could be entered by an active man by climb
ing up a thick stem of ivy that grew close
by. He observed several leaves lying on
the ground, and was of the opinion that the
assassin entered there.
"From what you say, Dr. Arrowsmith, it
is your opinion that no struggle took
"I am sure that there was no struggle,"
the doctor replied. "I have no question
that Miss Carne was murdered in her sleep.
I should say that the bedclothes were
drawn down so lightly that she was not dis
turbed." "Does it not appear an extraordinary
thing to yrou, Dr. Arrowsmith, that if, as it
seems. Miss Carne did not awake the mur
derer should have taken her life?"
"Very extraordinary," the doctor said, em
phatically. "I am wholly unable to account
for it. I can understand that had she awoke
and sat up a burglar might have killed her
to secure bis own safety, but that he should
have quietly; and deliberately set himself to
murder her in her sleep is to me most ex.
"You will note this circumstance, gentle
men," the Coroner said to the jury; "it is
quite contrary to one's experience in these
cases. As a rule, thieves are not murderers.
To secure thair own safety they may take
life, but as a rule tbey avoid running the
risk of capital punishment, and their ob
ject is to effect robbery without rousing the
inmates of the house. At present the evi
dence certainly points to premeditated mur
der rather than to murderarisingout of rob
bery. It is true that robbery has taken
place, but this might be merely a blind."
"You know of no one, Dr. Arrowsmith,
who would have been likely to entertain
any feeling of hostility against Miss
"Certainly not, sir. She was, I should
say, universally popular, and certainly
among the people of Carnesford she was
regarded with great affection, for she was
continually doing good among them."
"I am prepared to give evidence on that
point," a voice said from the corner of the
room, and there was a general movement
of surprise a3 everyone turned round to
look at the speaker.
"Then perhaps, sir, we may as well hear
your evidence .next," the coroner said,
"because it niaf throw some light upon the
matter and enable us to ask questions to
the point of further witnesses."
The Lieutenant moved forward to the
table: "My name is Charles Gulston. I am
First Lieutenant of the Tenebreuse, the
flagship at Plymouth. I had the honor of
the acquaintance of Mr. and Miss Carne,
and have spent a day or two here on several
occasions. I may say that I was deeply-attached
to Miss Carne, and had hoped some
day to make hr my wife. The day before
yesterday I came over here upon Mr.
Carne's invitation to dine and spend the
night. The dogcart met me at the station.
As we drove up to the last gate that lead
ing into the garden I alighted from the
trap and told the man to drive it straight to
the stable while I walked across the lawn
to the house. The drawing room window
was open, and as I passed I heard the voice
of a man raised in tones of extreme passion,
so much so that I stopped involuntarily.
His words were:
"You have fooled me and spoilt my life,
but you shall regret it You think that
after all these years I am to be thrown off
like an old glove. Ko, by heaven I You
may throw me over, but I vow that you
shall never marry this sailor, or anyone else,
whatever I may have to do to prevent it.
You say I have the curse of the Carnes in
my blood. You are right, and you shall
have cause to regret it.
"The words were so loud and the tone so
threatening that I ran round into the house
and to the door, And should have entered it
Had not Mr. Uarne, who was standing there,
having apparently just come up, beggedme
not to do so, saying that his sister and cousin
were having a quarrel, but that it was over
now. As he was there I went away for a
few minutes, and when I returned I found
that Miss Carne had gone upstairs and that
her cousin had left, having, as Mr. Carne
told me. left by the open window."
While Lieutenant Gulston was speaking
a deep silence reigned in the room, and ai
he mentioned what Beginald Carne had
said, every eye turned toward Bonald Mer
vyn, 'who stood with face as white as death,
and one arm with clenched hand across his
breast, glaring at the speaker.
"Do you mean sir ?" he burst out as
the Lieutenant ceased; but the Coroner at
"I must pray you to keep silent for the
present, Captain Mervyn. You will have
every opportunity of speaking presently."
"As to these words that you overheard,
Mr. Gulston, did you recognize the speaker
of them before you heard from Mr. Carne
who was with his sister in the drawing
"Certainly. I recognized the voice at
once as that of Captain Mervyn, whom I
have met on several occasions."
"Were you impressed with his words, or
did they strike you as a mere outburst of
"1 was so impressed with the tone in
which tbey were spoken that I ran round
to the drawing room to protect Miss Carne
"Was it your impression, upon thinking
of it afterward, that the words were meant
as a menace to Miss Carne?"
"Ko, sir. The impression left upon my
mind was that Captain Mervyn intended to
fix some quarrel on me, as I had no doubt
whatever that it was to me he alluded in his
threats; The matter dwelt in my mind all
the evening, for naturally nothing could
have been more unpleasant than a public
quarrel with a near relative of a lady to
whom one is attached."
There was a long silence. Then the Coro
ner asked the usual question ot the jury
men. Kone of them had a question to ask; in
deed, all were so confounded bv this new
light thrown upon the matter that they had
no power of framing a question. '
x Job Harpur was then called. He testified