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I PITTSBURG, SA?UKlAT, JOIT 20, '1889. '
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4 SPITE OF HIS YETO.
.Common Couucil 31 to 9 Against the
' 1Toti- Ati Hiomnnil Sfronf
JUajUl VU IIHU1UUW UUVWN
BIS HONOR'S REASONS SET FORTH.
Discussion For and .Against the Measure
: Changes Ho Totes.
OTHER IMPORTANT CITI PROJECTS
At the special meeting of Common Coun
cil yesterday the most important proceed
ice was the passage oyer the Mayor's veto
of the ordinance providing for the widening
of Diamond street When Chairman Holll
day had announced the veto, Mr. W. A.
Magee and Mr. Benxiehausen both jumped
to their feet, the latter with a motion to sus
tain the Mayor's veto, and the former with a
motion to postpone action on the commu
nication for nn hour. The Chair recognued
Mr. Magee, hut Mr. Benziehausen insisted
that he had the floor first. After being
sharply spoken to by the Chair he subsided.
Mr. Magee's motion was then adopted and
the Council then proceeded with other busi
The Mayor 3 veto message, fairly con
densed so as to avoid all repetition of rea
sons or figures, is reproduced as follows:
1KB mayor's veto message.
Tlic ordinance antaorlxlng the widening and
opening of Diamond street (or alter), from Bmlth-
flitd to tbe western side of Diamond street, or
dained July 1, 18S9. bas been transmitted to me for
approraK I return it to yon witnout ray approval,
with tlie reasons for so doing as required by
Tbe ordinance for the proposed widening of
Diamond street snould, for Its adoption, be based
upon a demand by tbe general public for Increased
facilities for public travel In that Immediate vicin
ity as a request from tbe owners or property abutt
ing upon the alley for Increased width to accom
modate idd occupants
jncxlate tbe occupants of tbe buildings upon their
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raond street. Fifth. Fourth and other parallel
I nave specialty oDserrea ine travel upon uis-
avenues, and bave failed to discover any neces
sity lor tbe proposed widening for tbe use of the
ceueral public nor bare I vet beard of a demand
ejmlng from anv source that increased pnblic
-Ir&rtl upon and in the neighborhood of Diamond
required the proposed widening of the street. In
m Judgment there Is no foundation for the pass
age of the ordinance based upon tbe demand for
Increased tacllltles for public travel. It then de
volve upon us to consult tbe views of the owners
of the abutting property to and. If Dosstble, a
reason for the adoption and approval or the ordi
nance. Tbe number or feet of ground on Diamond
street on both sides from Smlthdeld street to the
Diamond square Is about 1.6(3 feet, and the peti
tion to Councils, asking for tbe widening ordl
nauce contains the signatures of the owners rep
resenting 665 feet of the ground, thus showing that
1, luu feet, or two-tnirds, of the property fronting
tin the street 16 opposed to the proposed widening
of it. The records show that most of the ground
represented upon the petition to Councils asking
fjr the proposed widening has been very recently
purchased, and it Is a fact well known to the pub
lic that the said purchasers form what Is
. COMMOXXY CALLED A SYNDICATE,
who have entered into the project, scheme or
speculation of buying property on Diamond street
and having It widened with the hope or anticipa
tion that public travel might thereby be diverted
from Fifth, Fourth and other parallel avenues,
and the property thus purchased greatly en
hanced In value
It Is clear that the proprietors; of this scheme
are a minority of tbe property on the street, own
ing not more than one-third of the frontage. That
the cost of tbe proposed widening in direct dam
ages alone, according to the preliminary report of
the viewers, would amount to 1555,000, and the
Viewers say expressly that they did not consider
or estimate tbe consequential damages to lease-bolder-,
business, etc, which, according to a
conservative estimate, will amount to an addl
bo that we are thus presented with the tact that
be proposed widening will cost In damages to
aroperty alone i75Q, ooo. and the lawnnder which
the ordinance Is passed provides expressly that
the cost shall be assessed upon properties ben-
I'ted. and the Viewers have reported In their pre
Imlnarr report that this enormous sum of money
must be assessed npon the properties abutting
upon Diamond street between Smltblield street
and Diamond square. Is It any wonder that fcs--thlrds
As to a further reason for vetoing the ordinance,
I am advised that the assessment for tbe payment
or damages In the manner proposed by the Hoard
of Viewers would, upon appeal by tbe parties as
sessed, be held by the Court to be so burdensome
and out of proportion to all possible benefits to
the property as to amount to a confiscation of It,
and hence the assessment would be thrown out,
and tbe greater part. If not the whole amount of
the estimated damages, 720,000, put upon tbe tax
payers of tbe city.
I am, therefore, constrained most respectfnllv
to return the ordinance to yon without my ap
proval, wx. Mcc.ixi.tx, Mayor.
AFTER AX HOUR'S B2FIECTI01T.
Some important routine business having
been disposed of, as noted further down in
this report, and the hour of 3:30 having ar
rived, Chairman Holliday announced tuat
Council was ready for the consideration of
the Diamond street widening, the ques
tion before Councils being whether or not
the ordinance should be passed, notwith
itanding the Mayor's veto. By this lime
the lobby was crowded to the door.
Mr. Magee took the floor and suggested
that as there were several gentlemen present
a'bo were interested in the ordinance and
who were desirous of addressing Council
upon it, they should be given the privileee
it the .floor. Permission being granted, Mr.
Howard, a Philadelphia lawyer, and agent
for the Howard estate on Diamond street,
took advantage of the opportunity
Mr. Howard prefaced his remarks by say
ing that the Mayor had covered nearly all
the ground by his letter to Councils, and
there was but little left to say; but, as a
lawyer, he cautioned the city to move In
this matter with great circumspection. If
the ordinance was passed over the Mayor's
veto the question was not decided and would
aot be until it was passed upon by a higher
tribunal, and endless litigation would
tecessarily follow the first sten. Mr. How
ird was not, he said, opposed to this im
provement, if the public was made to pay
or it, and the owners of the property Which
a-onld be damaged were compensated by the
sublic Bnt he was opposed to havinjg the
jnprovement made at the expense of the
ibutting property holders alone, and thi inght
he law which would rcqnire it unjust
IT IS CALLED TJNCOHSTITTJTIONAIj.
It was, furthermore, his firm convection
hat the act under which the ordinances had
oen constructed, requiring the abutting
iroperty holders to pay lor such imWove
nents, was unconstitutional. He wanted
tidemnifying bonds from a solvent pay
caster. He warned the citizens off Pitts-
urg that this ordinance was an ill-featured
liece ot legislation, and it would give the
ity lots of trouble for years to corne, if it
ras passed. 1
Mr. Camahan thought the Maj'or had
liscusscd the ordinance well, and Ibis con
tusions had been founded upon facts, but
Mere were other considerations which the
neater thought were of more importance
gainst the measure. Mr. Camahan knew
i no law of the city of Pittsburg or no
tatute of the State of Pennsylvania
hat authorized the city to take
he property from outside of
street at the expense of
he other. There were laws for opening and
ridening of streetr, but he knew of no law
hat authorized the city government to tear
town anl rebuild tbe city. He referred to
be widening of Chestnut street, Philadel
ihia. The Councils of that city hj.d passed
n ordinance to widen the streets sime years
go; but it had not been done in! the arbi
rary manner proposed in this case, and lo
ay onlva'portion of Chestnut street was
ridened in accordance with the ordinance.
Co other city that Mr. Camahan had ever
.eard of in the United States had ever done
, similar thins. Mr. Camahan was at aloss to
.now what the improvement was to be
lade for. Since the discussion of the pro
jet commenced a few months ago a street
nil way had been chartered alone the street.
Vas it for the benefit of that railway com
any the improvement was to be made? If
;was, a groat injustice would be vierpetra
jd, such a, would not be listened to in any
llier city in the country. Mr, Carnahan
id not think the widening of Diamond
treet would be much of a public lmprove
lent, and lie saw not the necessity for it.
But if the public was benefited the public
should pay. Damages could not be levied
at will by a Board of Viewers, they must be
A SIT OF SARCASM.
Then "there was an arcade to be built
through the market house, 50 feet wide.
That arcade would require considerable
space anil take away much of the market
space. 'Xhe city would- be the loser there
aud who was going to pay for that? Wny,
the city of Pittsburg, of course, and, the
speaker concluded, his prediction was that
the city -would pay for the whole of the im
provement before she got dqne with it, which
she had a. right to do if the benefit was a
public one, as friends ot the "improvement
claimed it was.
Mr. W. A. Magee argued that the ordi
nance was a good one, both for the city and
the abutting property holders. Possibly the
benefits would not be apparent immediately;
but in the course ot two or three years it
would make a wonderful change and in
crease the value of property all along the
street. Property on that street would be
more valuable than on Wood or Smithfield
streets, or even Fifth avenue. Land
values were increasing, Mr. .Magee
said, all over the city, but particularly in
the neighberhood of Diamond street, and he
cited an insvmco in which one property on
that street had LeenforsaleatfooO per foot two
vears ago, and recently $1,200 per foot bad
been refused for it. The same could be said
of property on other street. It had not
been many years since property conld have
been purchased on Fifth avenue at $400 per
foot, now a man might consider himself
fortunate to buy at $3,000 or $4000 per foot.
Mr. Magee was here interrupted by Mr.
Benziehausen, who Insisted that there was
no property for sale on Fifth avenue at $400
per foot, and accused Mr. Magee of an un
truth. Considerable confusion resulted,
but was finally quieted down by the Chair
man's peremptory command that Mr.
Benziehausen sit down. He did so, mutter
ingly. MR. MAGEE CONTINUED.
Ho said many opponents of tho widening
of Diamond street argued against it because
they thought it too soon to do so, though
they admitted the day was not very far dis
tant when it would be absolutely necessary.
He thought it was already necessary,
and now was the time to make
the improvement, for If the matter had to
go through the courts the sooner it was done
the better, and the sooner it was done the
cheaper it would be, because every year it
was put ofl the greater would be the value of
the property and the greater the damages to
be paid. He did not think that, even if
Councils at once passed the ordinance, the
improvement would actually be made for
six or seven years, owing to the legislation
tlut would bo subsequently required, but
for that reason the sooner Councils decided
to make the improvement the better.
Mr. Ferguson wanted to know where the
city would get her damages for the injury
to 'the market house property by the im
provement, and how the market honse prop
erty could be used for a street or arcade
when it had been jjiven to the city by tbe
Penn heirs expressly for market purposes.
He also wanted to know if the proprietors of
market stalls would not be likely to claim
damages if their places of business were de
stroyed by the construction of an arcade
through the market house. He was opposed
to the ordinance.
Mr. Gardner was also opposed -to the ordi
nance. Generally he was in favor of public
Improvements, bnt he was always disposed
to cater to the will of the majority.
ADJUDICATION REALLY DESIEED.
Mr. Carr said he would support the ordi
nance, if for no other reason, to find out
whether the city was not compelled to pay
for such improvements. He thouzht that
when a poor man's property was improved
by the paving of a street against his desire
ana wnen ne was unaoie to pay lor U, the
city should pay for it, and be wanted this
matter to go into court to have the matter
dpcided. Moreover, he thought tbe widen
ing of Diamond street was a matter of treat
necessity, which was apparent to anyone
who waited aiong diuu avenue and saw
the crowded condition of that thoroughfare.
If Diamond street was widened the pressure
on the other streets wouldbe relieved. J
Mr. Duncan thought that if the act nnqer
which the ordinance was prepared was un
constitutional, as claimed by Mr. Howard,
tbe city should find it out at once through
tbe courts and by the passage of this ordi
nance that end 'could be secured. If the
act was unconstitutional, then tbe other
street improvements of the city should not
be made under it. lie favored the ordi
nance, he said, for the purpose of getting a
decision on the act,' but there was no doubt
in his mind of the necessity for widening
Diamond street. '
The roll was then called on the ordinance,
resulting in 31 votes for and 9 against its
Sassage over the Mayor's veto. When Mr.
:enziehausen's name was called he voted
"aye." explaining fhat he wished to "sus
tain the veto of the Mayor." He voted the
other way after an explanation had been
made by Chili i man Holliday. The vote on
the ordinance was ns follows:
Ayes Messrs. llattles. Baum. Bcrry.Blndcr
Brown, Carr, Culbrrtson, Donley, Donahoe.
Douthett. Duncan, Dunn Elliott, Hagmaler,
Hague, ITeluiold, K earns, Magee Mason, ilo
sclull, McCurry. licDermott, MacOonlglc Mc
liulre, 7lciaan, O'Maliy. bbaunon. bchaler, Wag
goner. White and rlcht.-Ayes, 31.
Mays Mrrsrt. Caruahau. Ferguson, Fox. Gard
ner. .Mullln. JCmzlehauseu, bteggert, Btelnecke
and President Holliday 24 ays, .:
Just before tbe conclusion of the meeting
Mr. Duncan called the attention of the
Chairman to the manner in which Mr, Ben
ziehausen had artedlduring the meeting. He
termed such conduct disgraceful, and gave
notice-that, if it was ever repeated by any
member of Council, he would insist that
the offending member be ejected from the
Council chamber. Mr. Holliday promised
that he would take summary action if such
conduct was repeated.
THE OTHER BUSINESS.
The report of the Public Works Commit
tee on a number of street ordinances was
opened to the Board of Viewers.
An ordinance lor the grading, paving and
curbing of Copeland street was postponed
cntil the next regular meeting, and tbe fol
lowing ordinances and petitions were pre
sented and properly referred:
Ordinance for grading and paving Mahogany
allej; petition for sewer on Snondcn alley: or
dinance for grading, paving and curbing Mifflin
street: supplementary ordinance, to allow the
use of electricity on the Pittsburg: Oakland
and East Liberty Railway: petition for water
Sipe on Hanoi street; ordinance for sewer on
i mmerlca street; petition for boardwalk on
Claybourno street; ordinances establishing tbe
grade of Kntcrprlse street: opening Ifowry
street; for tho grading, paving and curbing of
An ordinance to grade and macadamize
De Soto street was indefinitely j-ostponed,
as was one for a sewer on Bosencrans alley.
Action was also postponed on ah ordinance
granting Philips & Co., Schuetie & Co. and
the Pittsburg, "Virginia and Charleston
Bailway Company the right to lay switch
tracks ou South Twenty-first and South
Twenty-second streets. Tien the following
oni i n an c:s were passed : ,
Grading, pavhijt and Curbing Frankstown
avenne and Iijin alien sewers on Oordou?
nlley.Carcm street and Mnrtland street: boardf
walk ou Cohasct street: vacating Granltb
puvcb iuu u icct ui iciiuiuiB street; cuanjriDs
the trade of Emilv street: relocatinir Pair
mount stt eel. Park avenne and Hylvan avenne:
locating McKee place, Perry street and Villa
street; entablisbtnc tho grade ot Wauolcss,
Omepn, Ho Iey,McCandles and Home streets;
fixing the width of the sidewalk, on the east
side of Fortvsecond street: setlin? atirtn tha
ground around the Herron Hill Teservpir and,
Hutiiuiuiujj ih iuiiruvcm?n& us iicrron 1111
MedocTt; BmiUoa, St. Esphai
Julien, Margeauxf. Pontct Cknet.
-Pierrie, Chateau 'Jjeoville, Chltau
Ikosa, Chateau Mouton, Grand Vin
juargcaux, (Jruu'd Via Uhateoa
liie cue er bottl" -C G. W. ScilUtDT.
9 and 9T Tifth avenii, city.
rr ini ? ht v n
tonorref's't D Ifc-
juail LOIiHUja rATcn d-ienbet the
tee in in GcUrdl 1'cirk on a lummcf aay.
Sot Noted by Bradstreel's, bnt Pro
claimed by Dun's Report.
CROPS ARE HELPED BY WEATHER.
Cattle and Hogs Lower, but Foreign De
mand GoodMonej Easy.
IKON AND STEEL MARKETS BTBONtf
rtrxciAL, Tn-san-in to ths dispatoim
New York, July 19. Special telegrams
to Braditreet't report no material increase
in the volume of general trade. In a few
lines at several cities slight gains are noted,
but an average demand and moderate dis
tribution appear to be the rule. At Kansas
City the volume of trade is rather below
that of a week ago. Leather is quiet and
hides are dnll at Boston. The weather faj
Louisiana and Texas has helped the crops,
and rice in the former Statefpromises mncli
better thaa a month ago. Later advices
from the Northwest are not as discouraging
as to the wheat prospects as earllerirt'the
week. Prices of hogs at Western markets
are lower on heavy receipts, and cattle, all
but best grades, are 10 cents lower. An un
usually large number of cattle arejto be ex
ported within the next three or fourmonths,
and nearly all tbe requisite roomon Glas
gow and Liverpool steamers has! been en
gaged. The cause is the low price he e and
the shortage of the European cattle crop.
At New York groceries, drygoods, country
produce, naval stores, boot and shoes,
manufactures and paper are nWe active.
SPECULATION DULL AND MONET EAST.
Stock speculation at NeWYofk is dull,
and prices are snbject to der&ession bv bear
manipulation of an apparently limited
character. Bonds are duu, with some de
pression lnspeculative issues. The New
York money market is asy for call loans,
with a sensitive undertone. Call loans, 3
Zi per cent. Foreignexchange is easy tor
sterling and high fcjr francs. Demand
sterling, 54 8754 88. On Friday $3,000,
000 gold was. engaged for shipment to
Exceptional interest attaches to the ex
hibit of net railroad turnings for May and
for five months. T6t May tbe companies
show a gain of 13.2per cent in net earnings
against 6.6 per Wnt in gross. For five
months the net Mcrease Is 10.7 per cent
agalnstl percent in gross. Reported in
creased shortagesof wheat in Bussia, Ger
many, Austria, Hungary and India, in Da
kota aud Manitoba, hardening markets
abroad, delayed deliveries of domestic 'new
crop and bull manipulation at the West
stimulated speculation and prices advanced
4c, to 89Ko. The reaction (West)
and, increased offerings at the seaboard
cut pricks is 1c. Late domestic wheat
less damaging than those
week. Flour of Dre-
held its own. Com "has
been one-half cent higher. Wheat gains 3Kp
on Uie week,and corn one-half cent. Exports
of wheat and flour as wheat (both coasts)
aggregate 1,400,202 bushels, against 1,558,
035 bushels last week, and 1,462,000 bushels
tit the third week of July, 1888. Nearly
n75,000 bushels of wheat (and flour as wheat)
left the Pacific coast this week. San Fran
cisco advices are that a revival of demand
for flour by China is expected.
BUOAB BREAKS AND BUOAE GOES UP.
The serious break in best sugar prices at
London last week caused a panic among
speculative operators, which was checked
only when banking houses extended the
time lor ring contracts to September 15.
Prices have recovered some since. The
effect on cane sugar was slight beyond
checking purchases for a time, prjces'hav
lng eased off but a trifle. There is no
change or new discovery in the statistical
position of cane sugar to alter the pro
nounced bullish position of that staple.
Baw bas been shaded an eighth.
Coffee advanced in speculative markets
up to Tuesday about one-half cent per
pound on actual demand. Oners from
Santos oc a parity with New York, indicat
ing weakness at primary markets, broke the
price, and a drop at Havre stimulated the
reaction. The net gain on the week is but
one-third cent. -
As indicated in these columns June 29,
the New York and New Jersey brickmakers
have agreed to stop work September 30 until
next season, providing 80 per cent of the
IKON AND STEEI. STEONO.
Tron and steel markets remain strong.
Makers are indifferent to contractafor future
delivery at present prices. Southern iron
markets are notably firm. Steel rails are
more active. A report oi a cut in steel
plates is denied. Copper is firmly held by
American producers, with no break below
12 cents, except for casting brands. Visible
stocks continne to decrease. Anthracite
coal is relatively quiet, ihe arbitrary ad
vance in prices not having attracted buyers.
Stocks remain large.
Domestic drygoods atfirst hands are only
moderately active. Print cloths are 1-16
cent lower, but other makes of cotton and
woolen goods arefirnily held, with bleached
cottons sh'owing a small advance. Brown
and colored cottonsare sold up to produc
tion. Regular jobbing trade is dull at New
York and Boston, hut a lair package trade
is doing. Jloveaieat on orders is fully up
tojhe average. HaAr wool is active at Bos
ton, but quiet at other seaboard markets.
Prices are firm. Uncertainty regarding
prices of manufactured goods render manu
facturers slow to buy. Baw cotton, is quiet
at unchanged quotations. Crop prospects
are good. , v
Business failures reported to Braditreet't
number 170 in the United States this week,
against 218 last week, and 141 this week
last year. Canada had 16 this week, against
16 last week. -The total of failures in the
United States irom January 1 to date is
I 6,425, against C,b04 in 1888.
DUN &CO. ON INCREASED TBADE.
K. G. Dim & Co.s weekly review of the
trade say: For the dull season of the year,
businesscontinues remarkably large. The
increasein Clearing House transactions for
July, thus far, has been about 30 per cent at
New York, about 19 per cent at Boston,
'Philadelphia and Chicago, taken together,
and fibont 16 per cent in the aggregate of all
other cities. A gain so great is not to be
explained by any 4 supposed increase in
speculative transactions, which chiefly affect
Clearings at the lour cities named, nor by
tbe settlements on commercial paper made
in the winter and spring, for the increase ih
fhe nrst week: of the month, which would
naturally inclnde the greater part of such
settlements, was but little.more than in the
latter rceks. New business of a non
speculative character evidently exceeds that
ui tut: same munia in aur previous year.
From all parts of the country also come re
ports that an active and prosperous fall
trade is anticipated, and the crop prospects
arc favorable. But the financial outlook
Iji rendered uncertain by the continued ex
ports of gold, the liquidation of foreign
holders of securities and the doubts about
trust operations. - '
MONET AND TBADE.
Secretary Windom haa talked with some
freedom regarding the purchases of bonds,
but states that prices .now paid are as high
as he thinks the Government ought to pay.
He has no power to help matters, he shows,
it it proves that those who want money are
not those who have bonds to sell, bnt con
siders that the monetary supply is at present
ample. All reports from interior cities in
dicate that the" demand, Ihourh nt Cleve
land, Detroit, -Chicago and Philadelphia
inqrc active, is everywhere met by an ample
supply, and at nearly all points is still but
during the, past
it has taken iaJ
Measurv ha. paid out tNOW FIBST PUBLISHED.:
nick 2,600,000 more than
Trade Is cleurl Vlarper than a vear ago at
Cleveland, with good collections; improving
at Pittsburg; hypio means active at Mil
waukee, though Collections are better; ex
cellent in both; respects at Omaha and in a
fair ayeragy at Kansas City; fair at New
Orleans, with collections up to expectations;
unchangedat Detroit, thongh money is in
brisk demand; and rather more active at
Philadelphia and New York.
GBCEBTES AND DATST PRODUCTS.
At most points there Is observed a full
normal demand for groceries, excepting
articles especially controlled by speculation
or trusts, and the demand has raised coffee
tialffa c4nt, with sales 6f 321,000 bags iere,
while distrust of the combination has helped
to lower the price of sugar an eighth. Sup
plies of dairy products are very largfc, and
bnttfer has fallen a half and cheese a quarter
cent. Pork products are a traction
yOf the great industries, the woolen manu
facture seems In most uncertainty, for the
price of the material has further advanced
about 1 cent on the average, and the tone is
very firm, while manufacturers do not care,
to sell wool short by disposing of goods at
present prices. There is a more confident
feeling in the boot and shoe and leather
trades. Bubber is weak at 63 cents for new
parafine. The coal market is dull and the
METALS, CROPS AND STOCKS.
Iron is hesitating again, and the belief
that the present rate of production cannot
be maintained seems increasing. Sales of
rails for the week have been but 15,000 tons.
For the half year actual shipments of rails
were 575,000 tons, against 585,5581ast year
and 907,351 the year before. Copper it
weaker, with August lake offered at $11 75,
and lead is flat at $3 85.
Wheat has been advanced a cent on report
of extensive damage in Dakota with sales of
17,000,000 bushels here. The accounts do
not warrant expectation that the yield will
fall a low as 485,000,000 bushels, which,
with the large surplus still in hand, will
much exceed any demand at present proba
ble. Corn has advanced half a cent and
oats a quarter, without special reason. The
general average of prices is lower by nearly
naif of 1 per cent than a week ago, and, un
less crops sustain great injury, is likely to
go still lower. ,
Stocks bave tended downward, and aver
age abont SI 25 Tier share lower than a week
ago. The business failures number 208 as'
compared with a total of 209 last Week and
202 the week previous. For the correspond
ing week of last year the figures were 228.
Special Clearance Sale
Of.summer dress goods, French cashmeres,
series, foules, beiges, plaids, cheeks, em
broidered robes and combination suits, at
greatly reduced prices.
American challies reduced to 5c and 6c.
Wool challies re'duced from 25c to 15c.
French satines reduced to 20o and 25c
American fine satines reduced to 12Kc.
Dress ginghams at 8c, 10c and 12c.
Great bargains in beaded wraps, shawls,
jerseys, blouse waists and embroidered
Special bargain case ladies' gauze Tests at
15c each, or 2 for 25c; ladies' balbriggan and
Swiss ribbed rests at 15c, 20c and 25c. Also,
gents' and children's summer underwear
closing out cheap.
Immense bargains Iu silk sun .umbrellas,
satin and lace trimmed parasols, gloves,
handkerchiefs, corsets, collars, cuffs and
hosiery, to close the season's stock.
Close buyers will find it to their interest to
call at H. J. Lynch's, 438 and 440 Market
FIK8T POPULAR. EXCURSION,
Tla Allegheny Taller B. It
TUESDAY, JUXY 23.
Toronto, Canada, and return, (8.
Niagara Falls and return, (7.
Lake Chautauauand return. t5.
Tickets good for 15 days, returning'.
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E eMSE I CARD'S HOLD.
iB3r G-. ..,HIe-n.-b-5r:,s
Author of "Under Drake's Flag," "With Clive in India," etc., etc
SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS.
. Chaptxr I. Lieutenant Gnlston ot H. Jll.
8. Tenebreusa. while on a brief visit to the
Carne's-Arms Inn, fishing in the neighboring
river, is told tbe story ot the Curse ol Carne's
Hold. In tbe days Of the First Charles, Sir
Edgar Came, tbe occupant of Carne's Hold, a
house on the neighboring hill, lights for bis
king, and brings home from Spain a young 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 tbe Hold
ever saw Lady Came again, but a few days be
fore she died she cursed the Carries, her hus
band, tbe honse and ber descendants. The
curse subsequently worked In her descendants,
several laying violent hands upon their rela
tives and themselves. The present Squire,
though moody and reticent, seemed, however,
to have escaped the taint ot madness with which
tho Spanish ancestress bad endowed them. The
Hon. Mrs. Mervyn, aunt ot the Squire and bis
sister, resides In the neighborhood, and Qulston
Is invited there to a ball, which he accepts.
CHAPTER IL The bail atVarne's Hold was
a brilliant affair, and Lieutenant Gulston
was strnck 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 beinc manifest in both. He is
warned of this family trait by the ship's doc
tor. Meanwhile, Rnth Pewlett, the miller's
d&anhter, tuzid 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 np.
Chapter 111. As liuth Powlett was return
ing from church on tha following Sunday
through 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 ground, and, bearing voices,
be springs into the woods. She is taken home,
bleeding and crashed, and the story that she
nas fallen on a stone is not contradicted, one
ultimately recovers, however, and te turns to
the Hold. Ronald Mervyn, suspecting the at
tachment between Gulston and his cousin,
whom he looks upon as bis promised bride, up
braids her with tho fact aud a quarrel ensues.
Chapter IV. Tho morning after the quar
rel between Margaret and ber cousin. Ruth
Powlett, entering her mistress' room. Is startled
at seeing the blind up 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 throngh the heart. Her
eyes then canght an object lying on tbe floor, a
large clasp-knife, bearing orr a silver plate let
into tbe buckborn handle tbe name "Q. For
rester." It was the knife she herself bad given
to her lover a year before. She picked It up
and concealed it In her dress. She thee, with
the face of a ghost, made ber way to the
kitchen and aroused the household. Reginald
Carne, Coming out of his room, alarmed at the
noise. Is Informed of tbe frightful occurrence,
and after looking on the body of bis murdered
sister, staggers back to hU room. A hue and
cry is raised for the murderer, whose identity
Chapter V. Next day the inquest on the
bdy of the unfortunate lady was held. Evi
dence was given by Ruth as to the finding of
the body, and Gulston gave testimony as to
rerhearing the quarrel between Mervyn and
lis cousin, when Mervyn said: "You may
throw me over, but I vow that you shall never
'marry this sailor, or anyone else, whatever I
itaar have to do to prevent it." The doctor
gives evidence, to tho effect, that the murder
was probaDly committed between 1 and 2
o'clock in tbe morning. Mervyn also gives evi
dence, saying that he rode home after the
Words be had had with his cousin, but could
not explain what be was doing betwoen 1 and 2
o'clock in the morning. He was probably
riding, as was bis custom when seized with tits
of depression. The policeman in charge gives
evidence as to the finding of a glove in the
grounds, which corresponds with one worn by
Mervyn. He is unable to account for the dis
appearance of its fellow. Matters look black
against him when the jury retire to consider
CHAPTER VI. Euth Powlett.
Lieutenant Gulston and his companion
had not long to wait to learn the verdict, for
in a few minutes the people began to pour
out of thejiouse, aud a constable came out,
and, after looking round, walked up to the
"Mr. Gulston," he said, "your presence
will be required to-morrow at 11 o'clock at
Mr. Voltes'. Captain Mervyn will be
brought up there at 11 o'clock to-morrow."
"Very well," Mr. Gulston replied; "what
verdict have the Coroner's jury found?"
"They have found Captain Mervyn guilty
of williul murder," the man replied.
The next morning the inquiry was heard
before Mr. Volkes and two other magis
trates, and the doctor's evidence, that of
Mr, Gulston, the gardener, the cook, and of
the constable who found the glove, was con
sidered sufficient. Mr. Carne n as not sum
moned, and although Kuth Powlett's name
was called she did not answer to it, Dr. Ar
rowsmith explaining to the bench that she
was too ill to be present. Captain Mervyn
was asked it he had any questions to ask:
the witnesses or any statement to make, but
he simply said that he should reserve bis
defense, and the case was then adjourned
for a week to see if auv further evidence
would be forthcoming, the magistrate inti
mating that unless some altogether new
light was thrown upon the subject they
should commit the prisoner for trial.
Very gravely aud silently the men who
composed the Coroner's jury walked down
to Cacnesford; scarce a word was spoken on
the way, and a stranger, meeting them,
might have supposed, not unnaturally, that
they were returning from a funeral.. The
news had arrived before them, having been
carried down at fnll speed by one of the
few villagers who had been present. It had
at first been received with absolute incre
dulity. Tbe idea that Captain Mervyn
should kill Margaret Carne seemed so wild
a proposition that the first person to arrive
with it was wholly disbelieved, and even
the confirmation of those who followed him,
was also doubted. People, however, moved
toward the foot of the hill to meet the jury,
and a small crowd bad collected by the time
they came down. The jury, upon being
questioned, admitted that they had found
Bonald Mervyn guilty, and when the fact
was grasped, a sort of awed silence fell upon
"Why, whatever are you all thinking
of?" one of the men said. "Why, you must
have been downright mad. Yon find that
Captain Mervyn would murder his own
cousin, and Mr, Carne your own landlord,
tool I never heard tell of such a thing."
The jury,-indeed, were regarded almost to
be as culprits; even to themselves now their
verdict seemed monstrous, though at the
time the evidence had appeared so strong
that they had felt themselves unable to re
sist the Coroner's expressed opinion that,
upon tbe evidence before them, they had no
course open but to return a Verdict of willful
murder against Ronald Mervyn.
"You will hear about it presenttv lads"
Hiram Powlett said, "If you had-been in
our place and heard what we have heard,
you would have said the same. I should
have no more believed it myself this morn-,
ing, If anyone had told me that Captain
Mervyn had murdered his cousin, than I
should if they had told me that the mill
stream was running the wrong way; but
now I sees otherwise. Titers ain't one of
us here as wouldn'tJiave given another ver
dict if we could have done so, but having
heard what we heard there weren't no other
verdict to be given. I would bave given
a hundrecVpounds myself to have found any
other way, but I couldn'tgo against my con
science; and beside, the Coroner told us
tbatif Captain Mervyn'ls innocent he will
have full onDortnnitv of Drovinir it at the
trial. And now I must be off home, for I J
hear Mr. Carne sent down Butb, as soon as
she had given her evidence, in one of his
Both had so far recovered that she was
sitting on a chair by the fire when her
father entered. 'She had heard nothing of
what had taken place at the inquest beyond
her own evidence, and she looked anxiously
at her father as he slowly took off his coat
and hat and hung them up, and came over
to the fire beside her.
"How are you feeling now, Euth? Ton
were looking sadly when you were in the
"I believe you will kill the child between
yon," Mrs. Powlett said, testily, as she en
tered with the dinner. "Anyone can see
with half an eye that she ain't fit(to be go
ing before a court and giving evidence after
the shock as she 'as had. She ought to have
been left quiet. If you had half the feeling
of a man in vou, Hiram Powlett, you
wouldn't have let them do it. If I bad
been there I should have got up and said,
'Your worship can see, for yourself as my
daughter is more fit to be in bed than to be.
worrited andquestioned here. She ain't got
nothing to tell you more than you ' knows
yourself. She just came in and found her
mistress dead, and that's all she knows
about it. "
"And what verdict did you find, lather?"
Euth asked as soon as her mother had
"Verdict! What verdict should they
find?" Mrs. Powlett said, angrily, "but that
they just knew nothing at all about it?"
"That wasn't the verdict, Hesba," Hiram
Powlett said, as he seated himself at the ta
ble. "I wish to God it had been; there was
things came out at the trial as altogether
altered the cass. We found as one had
been quarreling with Miss Carne and threat
ening what he would do to her. We found
as something belonging to him had been
found close at hand where it could only bave
been put somewhere at the time oi the mur
der. We found as the person couldn't tell
us where he had been at the time; and
though it were sorely against us to do it,
and seemed the most unnatural thing in. the
world, we had to find a verdict of willful
murder against Captain Mervyn."
Kuth had risen irom her seat as her father
was speaking; her lace bad grown wbjia
and whiter as he went on, and cue fe.md had
gone to her heart, while the other clutched
at the back ol the chair. As he finished
she cave a sudden start and burst into a
scream of hysterical laughter, so startling
Hiram Powlett and his wife, neither of
whom were looking at her, that the former
upset his chair as lie started to his feet,
while the latter dropped the plate she was
in the act of setting beforehim.
For some minutts the wild laughter rang
through the house. Hesba had at once
taken the girl in her arms and seated her in
the chair again, and after trying for a min
ute or two vainly to soothe her, turned to
"Don't stand staring there, Hiram; run
for the doctor. Look what you have done,
with your stories about your courts and your
verdicts. You have just scared her out oi
Fortunately as Hiram ran up into the
village street he saw Dr. Arrowsmith who
had waited at the Hold, talking over the
matter to some of his neighbors driving
down the hill, and at once fetched him in to
"The girl is In violent hysterics, Hiram,"
the doctor said, as soon as he had entered.
"Carry her upstairs, and lay her down on
tl i bed; it's no use trying to get her to drink
that now" for Mrs. Powlett was trying in
vain to get Euth to take some brandy "she
cannot swallow. Now I will help you up
stairs with her. The great thing is to get
her to lie down."
It seemed hours toTHiram Powlett, as he
listened to the wild screaming and laughter
overhead, but in reality it was not many
minutes before the doctor came down again.
"I am going to drive home and get some
chloroform," he said. "I shan't be two
minutes gone;" and before Hiram could
ask n question he hurried out, jumped into
his dogcart, and drove off.
There was no change antil hi return, -except
that once or twice there was a moment's
cessation in the screaming. Hiram could
not remain in the house, but went out and
Walked up and down until the doctor re
turned. "No change, I hear," the latter remarked,
as be jumped down from the dogcart, for
Euth's cries conld be heard down at the
gate of the garden.
j-ucu at uurrieu on into ma nouie ana
upstairs, poured some chloroform into a
handkerchief and waved it in Euth's face.
Gradually the screams abated, and in two
or three minutes the girl was lying quiet
"Now lift her head, Mrs. Powlett, whilo
I poor a few drops of this narcotic between
"Can she swallow, sir?"
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"Not consciouslv.but it will find its war
down her throat, V don't like doing it, but
we must send her to sleep. Weak as she is.
and shaken by alLfehe has gone through, she
.will kill herself if she goes on with these
As soon as Euth showed signs of return
ing consciousness, the doctor again placed
the handkerchier 'near her face, keeping
his fingers carefully on her pulse as ha
This was repeated again and again, and
then the Apute began to take effect.
"I think 'she will do now," he said at
last; "it's a hazardous experiment, but it
was necessary, ifow you can go down to
your husband tor a few minutes, and tell
him how she is- I shall remain here for a
"She is off now," Mrs. Powlett said, a
she came downstairs.
"Well, it's sleep, orchloroform, or lauda
num, or a little of each of theai," Mrs.
Powlett said. "Anyhow, she is lyingquiet
and looks as if she were asleep. Dear,
dear, what things girls are. And to think
that all these years we have never had a
day's sickness with her, and now it all
comes one on tha top of the other; but, of
course, when one's got a husband who comes
and blurts things out before a girl that's
that delicate that the wfnd would blow her
over, what can you expect?"
"I didn't mean " Hiram began, but
Hesba cut him short.
" That's the way with men; they never do
mean; they never use the little sense they
have got. I don't expect that there's a man,
woman or child in Carneitord that wouldn't
have known better. Here you had br down
here for well nigh a month as bad as she
could be; then she gets that terrible shock
and goes off fainting all day; then she has
to go into court, and as if that wasn't enough
for her, you comes and blurts out before her
that you found as Captain Mervyn mur
dered his cousin. I wouldn't call myself a
roan if I was you, Hiram Powlett. I had a
better idea of you before."
"What could I have said?" urged
"Said?" Hesba repeated, scornfully.
"Iu the first place you need not have said
anything; then, if vou couldn't hold your
tongue, you might have said that, of courss,
you had found a verdict of wilful murder
against someone or other, .which would be
quite true; but even if it hadn't been yon
need not have minded that when it comes to
saving your own daughter's life. There,
sit down and have some food, and go out to
-. Hiram Powlett had no appetite whatever,
but he meekly, sat down, ate a few mouth
fuls of food, and then, when Hesba left the
room for a moment, took his cap from the
peg and went out. . Mrs. Powlett ate her
meal standing; she had no more appetite
for it than her husband, but she knew she
should not have an opportunity of coming
downstairs again when once the doctor had
left, so she conscientiously forced herself to
eat as much as usual, and then, after clear
ing away the things, and warning the little
servant that she must not make the slightest
sound, she went into the parlor and sat
down until the doctor came downstairs.
"She is quiet now. I will come back
again when I have had my dinner. Sit
close by her, and if you see any signs ot
change, sprinkle a little water on her face,
and send for me; and you may pour a few
droDS of brandv down her throat. If her
breathing continues regular, and as slow as
it is at present, do nothing until I return."
For a fortnight Euth Powlett lay between
life and death, then she turned the corner,
and very slowly and gradually began
to recover. Six weeks had passed by, and
she was about again, a mere shadow of her
former self. No further evidence of any
kind had been obtained with reference to
the murder at the Hold. Mrs. Mervyn had
a detective down from London, and he had
spent days 'in calling at all the villages
within 20 miles in the endeavor to find
some one who had heard a horseman pass
between the hours of 12 and 3. This, how
ever, he failed to do; he had tracked the
course of Eonald Mervyn up to 10 o'clock,
but after that hour he could gather no in
formation. ( Even a reward of 90
failed to bring any Hidings of a horseman
after that hour. Bonald Mervyn had fol
lowed a circuitous route, apparently going
at random, but when heard of at 10 o'clock
he was hut 13 miles distant, which would
have lelt an ample margin of time for him
to have ridden to the Hold and carried out
The description of Margaret Carne's watch
and jewelry had been circulated by the
police throughout England, but so far none
of it appeared to have been offered for sale
at any jeweler's or pawnbroker's in the
country. In South Devonshire, people
were divided into two parties on the subject
of Eonald Mervyn's guilt or innocence. No
one remained neutral on the subject. Some
were absolutely convinced that, in spite "of
appearances, he was innocent. Others were
equally positive that he was guilty. The
former insisted that the original hypothesis
as to the murder was the correct one, and
that it had been committed by some tramp.
As to the impossibility of this man having;
killed Margaret Carne in her sleep, they
declared that there was nothing in it. Every
one knew that tramps were rough subjects,
and this man might be an especially atro
cious ohe. Anyhow it was a thousand times
more probable that this was how it came
about that Honald Mervyn should have
murdered his cousin.
The other party -were ready to admit that
it was improbable that a man should
murder his cousin, but they fell baok upon
the evidence that snowed he ind no one else
had done it, and also upon the well-known
curse npon Carne's Hold, and the fact that
Mervyu on his mother's side had the Carna
blood in his veins. Everyone knew, they
argued, that mad people murdsrtisir hus-