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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH.
MONDAY, JULY 22, 1389.
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THOSE SLOT CIGARS,
Do the Pittsburg Machines
Infringe Ohio Patents?
t'TOAT ONE DKUMMER SAYS.
A Would-Be Interrogator ol Captain
Wisliart Gets a Chill.
INCIDENTS OP AUTOMATIC SALES.
Statement That the Slot Has Not Been
SOFT DEIKKS SOLD IX VARIOUS PLACES
machine is threatened with a legal com
plication as far as its use locally on Sun
days or any other days is concerned, which
nay prove far more effectual than the machi
nations of the Law and Order League. It
is now claimed that the machine being sold
locally is an infringement upon a similar
device bearing letters patent of more than a
The Pittsburger who claims to be the in
ventor, Mr. Joseph Akkins, of No. 19 Davis
street, assured a DisrATCH reporter Satur
day evening that the device originated with
him, and that he had been perfecting it
dnring four months past. He stated that
the apparatus was being manufactured un
der the usual "patent applied for" label,
and that his application for letters patent
was now pending in the United States Pat
ent Office. It cannot be gainsaid that good
judees of such matters consider the device
is a bonanza, cot only in Puritanical and
blue-law invested communities, but in every
large city in the country.
TJXCLE SAM MAY STOP IT.
Some doubt is cast upon the claims of
Mr. Askins, however, by a traveling man
who is slopping at the Hotel Dnquesne.
He states in the most positive terms that no
less than 20 patents have been already issued
upon the principle and subsequent improve
ments of a slot machine in every respect
similar to what Mr. Askins claims as bis
device. The patents are all held by the in
ventor, an Ohio man named Pefferday. He
has transferred the manufacturing rights to
the firm B. P. Schwab & Co., Lima, O., who
have placed large quantities of the machines
on the market, chiefly in the smaller towns
of Ohio and in Cincinnati.
"I happen to know all about this matter,"
said the gentleman yesterdav afternoon,
"because the firm made me a very hand
some offer not very long since, to travel for
them. They handle a brand of cigar called
the 'Catcher,' and their method is to
sell a customer 2,000 cigars, and loan
him the machine for use on Sun
days. I have myself seen the
machine at work in many places. It may
interest the Pittsburg public, in view of
their troublesome barnacle, the Law and
Order League, to learn that the manufac
turers of the slot cigar machine say that no
instance of legal interference with the de
vice has yet developed.
' ' TOO AUTOMATIC FOR THE LAW.
"The automatic nature of the thing seems
to beat the law. I sent the Lima firm a
copy of to-day's Dispatch, and I shouldn't
wonder if the Pittsburg man, who claims to
be the inventor, finds that he has been in
fringing upon another man's patent rights."
A patent expert states in this connection
that no patent could probably be secured
upon the broad principle of automatic sale
bv means of dropping coin into a receptacle.
To verify this statement it is only necessary
to point to the numberless devices of this
nature now in general use. But very strong
patents could be secured upon specific ap
plication of the principle, as the interior
mechanism for the delivery of cigars,
mineral water, cards giving weight and
many other articles, must vary in each in
stance, and the Patent Office always dis
criminates very broadly between an original
principle and its multifarious applications.
An effort was made to see Sir. Askins last
night, but without success It is, of course,
probable that he may be the person to
whom B. F. Schwab & Co., of Lima, O.,
sold the State rights of Pennsylvania under
the patents they control, tor such a sale was
made only a few months since. His own
statement, however, would indicate that he
believed himself the inventor, and was not
aware of a possible infringement. The gen
tleman who lurnishedthe above information
said that, in -such event, he thought an in
junction would be immediately directed
against the local parties by the Lima firm.
THEY JUST CALLED IT Kf. ,
The machines which are going to so un
pleasantly and severely jolt the Law and
Order League were somewhat backward in
getting into motion yesterday. The
one which was to dispense fleur de
flum.is in front of Browne Bros, at
the corner of Smithfield street and Seventh
avenue yesterday, remained inside the store,
where it was admired by a large throng at
intervals during the day. It did not
"automat," because of some internal disar
rangement. At several hotels, however, the
machines got in their fine work, while some
seedy individuals said to be L and O.
miniature Inspector Byrneses, stood glumly
by and wondered what could be done to
check the operations of the new blue-law
One of.the proprietors of the Central
Hotel was in high feather Saturday night
when he received his machine and got it
working. He went up stairs to supppr and
some of the boys put up a job on him. Some
pennies were secured and pounded out to
the diameter of a nickel. "When the affable
proprietor came back from supper and
opened the machine to count his proceeds
lie found eight flattened pennies had re
placed an equal number of cigars. The ma
chine was put away temporarily, and, it
each of the offenders find 4 cents charged in
their board bills this week, they'll know the
reason why and ask no questions.
A PASTORAL PICTtJKE.
The balmy breezes tf Mt Washington
fanned gently the fevered brow of a weary
reporter, whose banner bore the strange
device, "Wishart." He pushed on over
craig and torrent until the domicile of the
doughty avenger of viciousness was reached,
but there, alackaday! it was learned that
the Captain was abroad, hot on the trail of
two apple women, one chewing gnm vender,
one sinful dispenser of sarsaparilla, a cab-bnge-leaf-filler
merchant and a speak-easy.
Eetracing his weary steps, ohl joy! oh,
rapture unforeseen! tbere was the hero of
1791, who had jnst made the perilous ascent
of the mountain! The reporter paused, and
so did the Captain. The latter looked as if
he did not desire to linger, but the sidewalk
was narrow, and common courtesy precluded
a passage over or through the reporter.
"Glad to see you, Captain. I was hunt
ing you,"said the reporter, genially, hold
ing out bis hand.
The Captain clntched his gingham um
brella with both hands, ignored the prof
fered band in juit the way Pittacuz Oreen
nsed to do in "Hazel Kirke" when
HE TBIES TO SHAKE,
end considered himself shook, and glared
through his addditional pair of eyes. His
face became the color of a boss blossom on
a toper's Jiose.
"It's just as well yon didn't see me," ob
served the Captain, snappishly. "I'll have
nothing to sav to vou."
'"But The Dispatch wants to know"
said the reporter, insinuatingly. '
"The Dispatch "sniffed the Captain,
tiptilting his nose. ".Let me pass." And,
though the reporter called him repeatedly,
be both passed and played it alone.
The reporter stared after the retreating
form ol the Law and Order chief, and won
dered whether anything had really been
said that could bring a blush to an innor
cent cheek, and finally descended the
mountain, feeling certain that some occult
cause must hare -soured the temper of the
Anchorite of Jit. "Washington.
SATED HER LIFE.
A Yonnc Lndy Thanks Druggist Knercber
for Sellinc Lemonade,
But little selline to test the bine laws
was done yesterday. Druggist Kaercher,
of Allegheny, did a good business. He ran
out of soda water early and fell back on a
barrel of lemonade to supply his customers.
He said that owing to one of his soda foun
tains giving out he would not make enough,
probablv, to pay hi fine, but that did not
matter, he was not worrying on such matters
and would make it up next ereek.
While the reporter was in the store two
nicely dressed young ladies came in and
took a glass of lemonade. After drinking
the lemonade with a relish one of the ladies
sat her glass down witb a relieved air and
said, "Mr. Kaercher, that just saved me."
In Pittsburg John A. Martin was open as
usual all day yesterday. He did an im
mense trade fn milk shakes, moxie and
soda water. To stand in front of his door
and notice the people, ladies as well as men,
who visit his place of business, one would
never imagine that it wis against the law to
sell on Sunday. Mr. Martin is as cheerful
as ever, and still announces his intention to
test the legality of the law to the fullest ex
tent. "I am in this deal," he says', "and I
mean to stay there."
At the Casino Museum the dispensor of
beverages was on hand with bis customary
promptness and did a thriving trade.
A tripamong the drug stores elicited the
information that no attempts were being
made to evade the law in any way. The
dealers are evidently awaiting decision on
the present test cases.
Carson street looked hot and inanimate
yesterday, and the parched pedestrians
prayed piously for the Law and Order
League which prevented the drugstore
fountains from yielding forth the refreshing
Said one druggist: "Sunday is the day we
should do most trade, and because of the
fact that most of the people are on the
streets, it is the day that druggists should
be, if it were necessary, compelled to sell
mineral waters, as a matter of public con
venience. A man leaving his house may
thirst for hours without an opportunity pre
senting itself of his getting a wholesome
drink, for very few care to drink the luke
warm water of the hydrants."
IflET SAID WE'RE SEVEN.
Raw Recruit Directed on Their Way to
Seven of the 27 prisoners at the Central
station yesterday morning were sent to the
workhouse by Magistrate Hyndman. Sadie
Dnrant, a nice-looking young girl of inno
cent appearance, had been fonnd drunk in
the company of five men, up on the bluff,
back of the Catholio college. She was bent
up for 90 days.
Charles Irwin and Henrv Walker were
impersonating detectives and trying to get
money from a boy under threats of arresting
him. They each" got 30 days.
William Stocks knocked a man down on
Diamond street, and, by his actions, drew a
big crowd of people; 30 days. Kate
Williams got 30 days at her own request.
Gilbert Deianey and Frank McMahon were
disorderly and called the officers names
when ordered to behave themselves; 30 days
Israel Firman, H. Bennett and Abe
Damaine, street peddlers, were arrested for
violating a city ordinance, and fined 55 and
HOSPITALS BRANCHING OUT.
SonthIde Is to Haro Another, a
Foundling's Home and So On.
The parish of St. Michael's, Southside, is
at once the most German and richest in
landed property of any in the city. It owns
the ground on which the orphanage and
schools stand, and there is not a penny of
debt on any of its buildings. A very hand
some parochial residence is now nearly com
pleted, and when it is paid for it is in con
templation to erect close bv a home for
fonndling children, irrespective of creed,
and a hospital on the vacant lot adjoining
the boys school.
Of late the Southside Hospital has been
having such a number of cases that the
directors have decided that it is necessary
to increase its capacity also. They are now
negotiating for the lease of five rooms in
the bouse adjoining the hospital building
on South Twenty-second street.
A NEW POLISH CHURCH.
A Nice One Will Soon Be Bnilt on South
The congregation of the small and un
pretentious Polish Church at the head of
South Fifteenth street are taking measures
to build a new and handsome structure on a
vacant lot on the same street. Plans have
been prepared and some approximate bids
received, and next week a decision is to be
arrived at as to hen the first sod will be
turned for the foundation of the new edifice.
Already the members have subscribed a
goodly sum, and among the 1,500 Poles
resident on the Southside, and moat of whom
are Roman Catholics, the necessary amount
it is expected will soon be raised.
WHILE HE SLEPT.
A Mno on the mil the Victim of Flcet
John Neville fell asleep yesterday morn
ing on the board walk in front of Alder
man Patterson's house, on Kirkpatrick,
and was relieved of a $45 gold watch and
$3 SO in change by some unknown man.
Officer Kitzkasky, seeing the men together,
drew near, when the unknown made off in
the direction of Bedford avenue and es
caped. On returning the officer bronght
Neville to the Eleventh ward station, where
the loss was rejiorted.
THE CITY'S ARC LIGHTS.
They Ars Soon All to be Operated From
the East End Plant.
The workmen of the Fast End Electric
Light Company will break ground this
morning to put up eight new arc light
machines at the East End plant. These
machines are generators of SO lights each.
The company expects to have the entire arc
light plant in operation within a mo nth, and
all -the electric lights in the city will then
be operated from this one place, while at
present they are partly being supplied by
the Allegheny County Light Company.
The Bills Kot Fold.
Officer James Wilson arrested Charles
Eppiuger in the Allegheny parks last night
and locked him up on a charge of embezzle
ment, preferred against him before Deputy
Mayor McKelvy, by Paul D. Martin.
Martin alleges that he gave Eppinger $200
on last Tuesday to pay some bills. The lat
ter did not pay them.
Kobert Wanted a Gold Watch.
Bobert Smith was arrested lost night by
Officer Johnson on the charge of larceny of
a gold watch from a house on Bebecca
street The property was found on his per
son. He was taken to the Allegheny
STILL IN A TANGLE.
That Peculiar Fenneylnna Conspiracy-Abduction
MYSTERIOUS POWER UNEXPLAINED
A Girl Who Yields to the Will of Those She
HER STATEMENT AND UER BROTHER'S
The different persons implicated in the
Penneyluna alleged conspiracy abduction
case claim they have obtained so much noto
riety already that they prefer keeping quiet
and not saying any more until the hearing be
fore Mayor Pearson. "Then," they averred
yesterday, "we will say all that is neces
sary." Miss Mary Penneyluna, however, the
young lady about whom all the trouble has
been started, reluctantly stated the follow
ing to a reporter yesterday:
"I am very glad I got away from the peo
ple, and nothing in this world can induce
me to go back again; in fact, I will sooner
commit suicide than go back."
When asked why she did not want to re
turn to Miss Hilkey, she replied that she
bad been treated badly; that she was afraid.
"What is the reason these people seemed
to have such a control over you?" she was
"I do not know; but I was always very
much afraid of them, and of course I have
my reasons lor that; but I do not want to
say what they are."
Her brother, Alexander Penneyluna, said
his sister had been witb them so long, and
they had succeeded in getting such control
over her, that she was quite in awe of Miss
posrrrvE on oneyoint.
"Who is the legal guardian of your sis
ter?" Mr. Penneyluna was asked.
"Nobody, that I know of," was his reply;
"but certainly not Miss Hilkey; and that
story, that my mother told her on her death
bed to take charge of Mary, is all non
sense." Mrs. Leith, the lady who was charged
with conspiracy before Alderman Porter,
was in high glee yesterday, because her
mother had arrived from New York during
the forenoon, and she said that, now she had
her mother here, she would see Miss Pen
neyluna did not come tcharm.
Human Agent O'Brien last evening vis
ited the house, .No. 173 .Ellsworth street,
Allegheny, where Miss Mary Penneyluna
and her brother, Alexander, are rooming,
and made arrangements to present a petition
in court on Wednesday morning, asking
for the appointment of a guardian for the
girl, to prevent the Hilkey girls from hav
ing control over her in the future.
To Agent O'Brien the girl and her
brother told their version of the case from
the time they became acquainted with the
Hilkey girls to the present. Alexander
"Some time after my father died, and
while my mother was sick, I advertised for
a girl to do the house work. Emma Hilkey
answered the advertisement and was en
gaged under the name of Hattie Dickson.
She was with us but a short time when she
iook sick. ur. tiosepn uicxson was palled
to attend her, and knowing her family, rec
ognizediher as Emma Hilkey. However.
she remained with the family, and I paid
her doctor bill.
EMMA TAKES CHAEOE.
My mother died on April 29, 1884, and
Emma Hilkey still remained, taking charge
of and managing the household affairs. I
still ran the saloon my father left us until
the latter part of September, 1884, when,
owing to Emma's recklessness and careless
expenditure of money, I was obliged to give
up the business. I continued to get in a
worse condition financially, and some time
in 1885 my money was all gone. I was un
able to make up a month's rent, and Emma
made the proposition that if I would sign
my furniture over to her she would advance
me $30 until I could pay it back.
The next month came around and
I was unable to make up the rent again,
but gave Emma a watch worth $125 for $25.
I never was able to redeem either furniture
or watch, and it was not long until Emma
had everything. She then took charge of
the house, and I went to work, turning all
my earnings over to her. At my present
occupation I have made from $10 to $18 per
week, and the most I have been allowed to
retain out of that was 20 cents a week for
tobies. I could scarcely get enough to keep
myself respectably clothed."
MART TELLS HEB STOBY.
The girl told the following storv to Mr.
O'Brien: "I went to work for Mr. 8. S.
Marvin in 1887, at $3 per week. After
a while I got $3 50. I turned all my
money over to Miss Hilkey. I had always
been treated badly by the Hilkey girls, and
I got mv brother to take me to Brownsville,
where he paid my boarding at a hotel.
Emma Hilkey had spies to watch me. My
brother gave me money and told me to come
back; but I went to Mrs. Bauer's house,
No. 9 Walker street Mrs. Bauer was a
friend of my mother. But my brother
learned I was not at Hilkey's, and he came
to the city and got me to come'back. I was
treated better for a little while; but matters
soon got as bad as ever.
SHE BECOMES A MILLINER.
"Last year I went to learn the milliner
trade with Mrs. Boiler, on Ohio street. I
was at work nine months without pay, but
my brother gave Emma all his earnings and
I did. the housework, so my boarding was
well paid for. I worked seven weeks for
Mrs. Roller alter I was through with mv
trade, for which I received $3 a week. I
gave that all to Emma.
"I deny emphatically that Mrs. Leith
ever asked nits to go to New York, or that I
ever asked her to take me. She never even
suggested to me that I ought to leave the
Hilkey girls. I have often told my brother
that if he did not take me away
I would kill myself, and I meant
it. I have the highest regard for Mrs.
Leith. The only reason I went with Emma
the day she saw me on the street car, was
because I did not like to raise a commotion
among a-lot of passengers. I don't like the
wide publicity this affair has gained; but I
am through with the Hilkey girls, and will
never live with them again."
AK OTHER BOI J1K0WNED.
The Canal 6ndny Occurrence Happened to
About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon
Bobert Bender, an 11-year-old con of Offi
cer George Bender, of the Southside police
force, went in swimming in the Mononga
hela river at Beck's run with some com
panions. They began-bantering each other
to jump off one ot the abutments in tbe vi
cinity, and Bender sprang from it into the
He was carried quickly down the swift
current of the swollen 'river and was
droifned. His body has not yet been re
covered. ELEVATE THE TOWN.
That's What Superintendent ftlalane Says
SInat be Done With Johnstown.
M. L. Malone, Superintendent of Con
struction ot the new Government building,
arrived home lost night from Johnstown,
where he went to view the town with a view
of ascertaining what was advisable in re
gard to the permanent rebuilding. In
speaking last night of his observations', he
stated that the town will have to be raised
to the height of the railroad tracks in order
to prevent future inundations and make the
town perfectly safe.
DIAMOND STREET AGAIN.
Select Council Booked to Do tbo Same
With It as Common Did A Property
Owner la Defense of the Project.
Controller Morrow was yesterday quoted
as having said he welcomed a legal test of
the validity of his new street law. He con
sidered tne ordinance passed by Common
Council over the Mayor's veto for the wid
ening of Diamond street a different matter,
however, and one not so well fortified from
a legal standpoint
A special meeting of Select Council is
announced for this afternoon, when passage
of the Diamond street ordinance over the
, veto will be on the programme, as it was in
Common Council Friday. The prediction
is made by those having the liveliest inter
est in the matter that the ordinance will, by
a large majority, to-day become a law.
In this connection the following communi
cation, from an interested real estate owner,
who prefers to write under a nom de plume,
but who gives his name to The Dispatch,
To the Editor of Tbe DlsDitcb:
As a property holder 'and promoter ot the
projector widening Diamond street, I write to
make some corrections, and contradict some
misstatements made wilfully to taint the pub
lic mind and cast reflections on those interested
In tbe project
Those opposed to It have repeatedly made the
assertion that the scheme was forced npon
more than two-thirds of the property holders,
who had vigorously remonstrated against It;
even the Mayor in his veto takes advantage of
the same statement, when he must nave Known
that such was not the case, as several of those
who had not signed the petition for the Im
provement had called on him to urge him to
sign the ordinance. The facts are, as was well
known by all the opposition, that the remon
strance handed into Select Council at Its last
meeting, after a most thorough and complete
canvass, was siznrd by tbe ownersjof only 120
feet out of the 1,605 ieet fronting on Diamond
street, excepting tbe corners and the short lot
near the Market House, which would be almost
The charge has been made that those mak
ing recent purchases in Diamond street had
done so with tbe purpose of speculation, hoping
to enhance the value of their property at the
great disadvantage and loss of other property
owners on the street Now, If any man can
show me how a recent pnrcbase can be en
hanced, and tbe property along side of It de
preciated simply because it was unfortunate
enough to be held br the original owner, that
man deserves to lire in a higher sphere.
It is a well known fact that the property has
advanced on Diamond street fiom JG00, its
former value, to $l,E00per front foot since the
agitation of the improvement Now, If any
one is dissatisfied, or afraid of the conse
quences, let him sell out and he nill be many
thousand dollars ahead of bis worth three
months ago. This being the case no one can
Again, the property owners on this streetare
willing and anxious for tbe opportunity to pay
all damages, thus presenting to the city a
magnificent avenue in place of a filthy alley,
and increasing the revenue of tbe city in way
of taxes about E100.000 annually. Can any pub
lic official.or private citizen, stand in thewayot
this generous gift, and do bis duty to the city?
Is it any wonder Fittsbure has tbe name.which
It so richly deserves, of being slow and behind
We know It is a favorite position of dema
gogues to make "spead eagle" speeches declar
ing themselves watch dogs of the City
Treasury and all such "torn foolery," but let
them be fair, let them be reasonable, and we
will trust to the merit of our canse.
A Pbopeett Ownee.
AN AEMI PAY STATION.
General WItcber Will Open an Ofice In This
General John A. Witcher, wife and son,
arrived in the city last night from Newport
Barracks, Ky., and are stopping at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel. The General is a
paymaster in the regular army and came to
Pittsburg to establish a pay fetation at this
point This is something entirely new in
this city, the men who' made the payments
here having to come from a dittant point.
General Witcher will rent an office to. the
central part of the city, and will have charge
of all the territory lying between Fort
Niagard and Indianapolis. His -district
will be in what is called the Atlantic divis
ion, and he will disburse to the men in the
service, between $400,000 and $500,000 an
nually. The soldiers are always paid in
currency. The total amount on pay rolls
of the entire armv for the past year was
General Witcher is acquainted with
Major Armes, who won distinction by pull
ing the nose of the Governor of the great
commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He says
the Major is erratic and was court martialed
a nnmber of times for misbehavior. The
General was with General Custer all dur
ing the war and participated in all the
latter a engagements.
HE WILL GO WEST.
Mr. Halosworth, the Cast Steel Gnn In
ventor, Leave tho City.
Mr. "William Hainsworth, of the Pitts
burg Steel Casting Company, has decided to
sever his connection with that firm and he
will leave for the "West as soon as he has dis
posed of his interests in this city.
Thegentleman has gained an almost world
wide reputation as the inventor of the fa
mous cast steel gun which wasmannfactured
at the Pittsburg Steel Casting Works last
year. Mr. Hainsworth will locate in Seat
tle, Washington Territory, to go into the
steel business there.
CAUGHT AT A SHELL GAME.
Half a Dozen Colored (.ambler Are Fined
by Alderman 3IcKenna.
At the Twelfth ward station hearing
yesterday morning Magistrate McKenna
disposed of the six colored men arrested in
a Penn avenue gambling honse. The testi
mony showed that themen had been nightly
engaged in a shell gambling scheme pecu
liar to the colored people. Each of the
prisoners was fined $5 and costs, which
they paid. Ambrose Bird, the proprietor,
was held for a hearing some time this week.
AS BAD AS SOMNAMBULISM.
Pittsburg's John Sullivan Walks Oat of a
Saturday night John Sullivan, o'f Pitts
burg, walked into the new Hussey building
on Fifth avenue and lay down, with a
soporific, to sleep, About 3 o'clock yesterday
morning he got up, and, in a half stupid
condition, walked out of a second-story win
dow, falling on Fifth avenue and breaking
his right leg. He was taken to his boarding
house on Third avenue.
For Grand Lodce Ofllccri. '
Yesterday afternoon a committee of six of
the grand lodge officers Knights and Ladies
of Honor met at 91 "Washington street. The
committee made arrangements for the pub
lic installation of grand lodge officers in
this city on October 16 at Lafayette Hall.
The Bird la Caged Again.
Ambrose Bird, whosegambling house was
raided Saturday night was committed to
jail yesterday by Magistrate McKenna to
awajt a hearing on Tuesday for keeping a
UNION STATION VISITORS.
James P. Witheeow went East last night
W. V. Jl AJiEK and wife left last evening for
Boanoke, Va., to be gone all summer.
Joseph Craiq, of the Globe Refining Com.
pany, went to Philadelphia last evening.
George W. Heed and wlfo left for New
York to spend several days visiting friends.
Frank Van .Dp-SEN, Assistant General Pas
senger Agent of tbe Pennsylvania Company,
arrived home from Cresson Springs.
President WnxiAK J. Smith, of the
American Flint Glass Workers Association,
left last evening for Baltimore on business con
nected with their association.
Miss Maogie Cotle, daughter of Patrick
Coyleiof this city, left last night for Ireland.
She w II go -to Monagban Convent, where her
aunt i s the Superioress, and stay for a year
compl itlng ter education.
TRAFFIC ON SUNDAY.
e Ber. C. E. Locke Scathingly At
tacks First Day Traders.
LONDON AND EDINBURG BEAT US
In Maintaining a Strict Observance of the
I Day of Best.
SOME POINTS OF COMPARISON MADE
The Smithfield Street M. E. Church was'
filled last evening when the pastor, Bev.
Charles Edward Locke, commenced his ad
dress, at 8 o'clock, on the subject of "The
Sabbath breaker a traitor against his coun
try." The reverend gentleman, taking for
his text the passage from Matthew xxi., 37
"They will reverence My son" said:
"Many years ago there dwelt in a'common
London lodging house, in a poor locality,
in an impoverished condition, without
friends, without anything more to hope for
in this world, a noble type, physically and
mentally, of American manhood. To him
came no honor, to him came no glory, to
him came no recompense- for duty nobly
done, for a life well spent, with friends
around to comfort and console him in his
final honr. There he lay, forsaken and
forlorn, heart-stricken with the glory of
national disgrace and the blackness of in
evitable death hovering over his soul. So
died the traitor. So died Benedict Arnold.
"When Jesus Christ taught in the temple,
surrounded by the chiefs of the people and
the high priests of the nation, He illustrated
His teachings by means of parables. In ail
His utterances He was especially careful to
inculcate in the breasts cf His hearers proper
respect and reverence for Himself as embody
ing the law of God. Beverence is a neces
sity to obedience to the law. Christ under
stood this conditionhoroughly, and carried
the execution of this law to the utmost; He
was no aristocrat, He never usurped or
sought any high place among the people.
He was after human souls.
SVOBKS HE DID OK SUKDAY.
"If a man was poor. He was there; if he
had no friends and was in need of help,
Jesus became his friend and succored him.
To explain the fact of His being God, He
went about performing miracles, and He did
these things for no other end than to obtain
the reverence for Himself and His doctrines
which He deemed it essential to His purpose
He should get. '
"If there be a proper reverance in the
community there must be a proper moral
tone. Virtue will depend on reverance,
and equally will reverance depend on vir
tue. In this great country ot ours we en
joy perfect liberty; the more liberty, the
larger becomes the personal obligation. If
atbere be no reverance, there can be no ful
"fillment of the law. The Sabbath day is
the chief institution for tbe inculcation of a
reverential feeling, and from the earliest
times pnnishment was meted out to the
breakers of the Sabbath law. So that the
Sabbath day, from the time of its founda
tion to the present, has been a teacher of
morals, and the upholder of authority, and
an instructor oi uoa s law.
The speaker then drew a strong compari
son between the different methods of observ
ing the Sabbath in London, in England,
and in Paris, where, in the former, the day
was observed in the strictest religious sense
and as a holy day; but in the latter games of
all sorts were indulged in, and trade was in
fnll swing, horse racing carried on, and
the theaters open. Continuing the rev
erend gentleman said:
"London observes God's law. Paris makes
the Sabbath a holidav. not a holv dav.
London stands to-day at tbe head of all na
tions in this respect; "Paris" the reverse.
And how long is it supposed the French
Bepublic will last? Not long. Where
there is no reverence for the Sabbath, there
can be no resptct for authority, and in
France there is no reverence for the Sab
bath. In Edinburg the observance of the
law is enforced; they serve God there.
"Why? ' Because the law is taken care of in
high places. There, there are no street cars
rnnning, and no restaurants trading. The
Sunday there, as it should be here, ought to
be observed as a manufactory of reverence
for the law.
COMPAKED Wim ABlfOLD.
"What shall we call the man who breaks J
the Sabbath? What would you? I would
call him a traitor to his country. I have
told you the story of Benedict Arnold.
Well, I would call the Sabbath trader even
as great a traitor to his country as was that
"The chief bulwark of the republio is
the Sabbath. The keystone to the country
is the Sabbath day, and I would call the
breaker of it as deserving to be coupled with
Benedict Arnold. The observance of the
Sabbath is a principle upon which depends
the prosperity of the country. The Sabbath
breaker opens up his establishment for trade,
sells buttermilk and other drinks, and so
strikes at the keystone of the arch of the
Sabbath day, and lets fall the home to
misery and destruction. How is it
with the city of Pittsburg to-day? If
foreign cities, such as London and Edin
burg, can observe the day, why not Pitts
bnrg? If we cannot make up our minds to
observe this day, let us build a high wall
round the city at once, and place on it a
placard with, 'Consigned to the devil."
Ton are honored among other cities because
of the stand you have taken on the Sabbath.
We must continue to deserve the reputation,
and improve on it Sentiment is on the
side of the Sabbath observer, and they who
are in opposition must be ranked as on the
side of the prince ot darkness. "We have
no right to go to places where due observance
of the day is not kept, and let us keep away
from them. The punishment visited on the
children of Israel -will surely be visited
on us if we don't observe the Sabbath day."
SPJSAK-EASIES THE CAUSE.
A Woman Gets Disorderly and Bites
ameer Who Arrests Her.
Ellen Smith was arrested by Officer Bell
yesterday atternoon and lodged in the Elev
enth ward station. The officer claims that
Miss Smith was standing at the corner of
Bedford 'avenue and Washington street in
sulting people passing by, and was generally
disorderly. When he went to arrest her she
bit him on the right hand. After quite a
struggle she was placed in the patrol wagon
and sent to the station house. The officer
says thejtrouble is caused by a number of
epeak-easies that are in operation in the
AN UGLY SCALP WOUND.
Two Italians Had n Quarrel la Oakland
John Antilio and Joseph Yiggino, two
Italians, were arrested by Officer Mess early
yesterday morning and locted np in the
Fourteenth ward station, charged with dis
orderly conduct The defendants engaged
in a quarrel at the corner of Forbes street
and Oakland avenue, in which Antilio re
ceived an ugly scalp wound by being struck
by Yiggino w'lth a stone.
Fonnd on Frnnkatown Arenne.
A woman was found wandering along
Frankstown avenue, near Penn avenue,
yesterday afternoon by Officer Dunn. She
was taken to the Nineteenth ward station
house and locked up, where she gave the
name of Mrs. Mary Edward, and said she
lived at Soho.
Installation of Officer.
"Walhalla Mannee No. 25, D. O. H., held
their regular meeting yesterday, and in
stalled the newly elected officers. After the
meeting the degree was' bestowed on a nnm-,
ber of members by MTeral grand officers.
VEEY COOL BURGLARS.
After Bobbins; a Man House They Con
tentedly Hit la Bli Parlor sad Smoke
Fonr Houses Ransacked Where Are
Four robberies occurred on the Southside
Friday and Saturday night The houses
ransacked are almost within one block.
The residents of the vicinity are naturally
indignant that robbers could be prowling
around so numerously without the police
officers seeing them., One man lost $800
and two gold watches. The thieves were so
bold that they sat down in his parlor and
smoked some stolen cigars. As a conse
quence most of the residents of upper Bir
mingham slept with a pistol within reach.
Between 2 and 3 o'clock, Saturday morn
ing, two thieves entered the house of H. C.
Gearing, at No. 2111 Sydney street They
took about $800 in cash, Mr. Gearing's gold
watch and chain, and a gold watch and
chain belonging to his son, Frederick. They
took- a box of cigars and sat down in the
parlor to have a smoke. James Gearing,
another son, was awakened by the noise, and
smelled the tobacco smoke. He went down
stairs to investigate, and on hearing him
coming, the thieves escaped through the
front door, which they had taken the pre
caution to open shortly after they came in.
Mr. Gearing hod $1,050 more in the house,
which they did not get
When a member of the family of Henry
Shook, living at No. 1925 Sydney street,
went down stairs yesterday morning, she
fonnd the dining room in great disorder.
Bobbers had entered through a back win
dow during the night, and had carefully
ransacked all the cupboards and other re
ceptacles in the rooms on the first floor. It
is not yet known whether they secured any
thing or not.
When W. H. Leonard, of 1929 Sydney
street, retired Saturday night, he hung his
coat in the hall. In one of the pockets of
the coat was $1 20 'in cash. Yesterday
morning the money was gone. How the
thieves gained entrance is not known.
Nothing else in the bouse was disturbed.
W. H. Davis, living at No. 2516 Larkins
alley, hung his pantaloons over the back of
a chair in his room on Saturday night, and
went to sleep. In the pockets were 70
cents in change. When ne awoke yester
day morning the pantaloons were gone.
Nothing else in the house was disturbed.
HUNTING AN HEIB.
Deal Estate and Money Waiting: for a Claim
ant In PIttbnrg
The following advertisement appeared in
Sunday's Cincinnati Enquirer:
11 Theodore Trimble is living, and comes to
Pittsburg, he will have some real estate and
A Dispatch reporter endeavored to find
some, explanation ot the mysterious adver
tisement and visited T. L. Trimble, of Alle
gheny, but he knew of no Theodore
Trimble. Several others of the
name were seen, but failed to
give any light on the advertisement John
H. Trimble, a distant relative of Ben Trim
ble, of the old "Variety Theater, said that it
was possible that a search was being made
for some of the heirs of Ben Trimble. Some
time ago there was considerable litigation
in regard to the disposition of the estate by
some of the heirs, and it may be possible
that the administrator or guardians of some
of the relatives of Ben Trimble are now
looking for a claimant to some part of the
SCARED BI GAS.
People In Flying- IieapaFromaBominoTank
IBFECIAL TXLXOB-UC TO TUB DISPATCH.
Washington, Pa., July 21. The well
on the Clinton-Mitchell-YanKirk lots, con
trary to all expectations, came in yesterday
afternoon at a 20-barrel-per-hour gait She
was furthest east of all the wells in the east
ern part of the town and vicinity, and was
expected to be very lignt Aireaay a num
ber of new leases have been the result
Last evening a dozen or more persons had
gotten uponithe tank, when, from some un
known cause, the gas in running through
the tank chimney caught fire. Fortunately
the blaze was extinguished before it had
time to ignite the 250 barrels. Fonr feet of
oil in the tank. Three or four of those on
the tank were badly burded Henry Bane,
an elderly gentleman, quite seriously. A.
M. Todd, Esq., in jumping from the tank,
broke his collar bone.
The Mason-McCaugh, the Clark and the
Smith-McMillan are all in the sand, and
should be heard from to-morrow. Tiro or
three others are due by the middle of next
Thanking- tbe Musicians.
A regular meeting of the German Trades
Assembly was held yesterday afternoon.
The committee who had charge of the con
cert recently given at the Grand Central
Bink, reported that the concert was a grand
success, both artistically and financially. A
set of resolutions were adopted thanking the
Musical Protective Union, Profs. Keller
and Zitterbart and all the performers who
took part in the concert
An Aged Wanderer.
Mrs. Mary Connors, an old lady who lives
in the rear of 105 Washington street, was
found wandering about Second avenue,
near Brady street, last night, and Officer
Madigan took her to the Fourteenth ward
station house. The officer said that this
was the third time he had found the woman
in the last three weeks.
A Cyclone In Manitoba.
Winnipeg, July 21. A report has
reached this city that a heavy cyclone
passed over the Doloraine district yester
day. I0CAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents orn Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Rending.
The Coronet's inquest on the remains of
Kate Conroy. who died suddenly at 20 Old ave
nue Saturday, will be held this morning.
William Sweeney ran away from Mor
ganza last Wednesday and was captured by Of
ficer Fowler on tbe Sixth street bridge yester
A fees entertainment and basket social will
be held by tbo Sons of Temperance, in Moor
head's Hall, corner of Grant street and Second
avenue, to-morrow evening at S o'clock.
At 4-20 o'clock yesterday morning an alarm
of fire from box 23 was occasioned by a slight
fire among some rubbish at MX) Penn arenas.
The fire was extinguished with the aid of bab
cocks. Ieene Tiersan, aged 3 months, died sud
denly at her parent's house on Boston street
yesterday morning. The Coroner was notified,
and on Investigation decided an inquest to be
Locomotive No. 3 on the Pittsburg. Mc-
Keesportand Yonghlogheny Railroad broke
down at Becks Bun about S o'clock last even
ing and delayed tbo New Haven accommoda
tion about an hour.
At the hearing before Mayor Pearson yester
day morning; Samuel Holden was fined f 10 and
costs for fighting In the parks Saturday nlgbt,
and William Brown was fined J5 and costs for
breaking down a tree in the parks.
LtttLe Bertha, daughter of William Mc
Kclrey, of tbe Allegheny police force, found a
pocketbook containing a small amount of
money In the lower part of Allegheny. The
owner can redeem the property by calling at
patrol station No. 2.
"The Southside was never so healthy as dnr
ing this and last summer," said an old-time
physician yesterday. "So Soutbslders can take
heart of grace once more, despite the dismal
outlook that was predicted in some quarters
from an invasion of cholera."
The Allegheny police report thata picnic
was held yesterday at a crove out the Brighton
road beyond tbe second toll gate. The plcnio
was under the auspices of the Knights of St
George, and was sppposed to be for the benefit
of tbe Johnstown Sufferers. Dnring tbe day U
kegs of beer were drank and a nnmber of fights
ensued. Valentine Anderson, one of the par
ticipants, was arretted and placed in tke Alls
gbeny lockup. .-.
YANKEE DOODLE DOO.
Tbat's tbe Epithet That Caused
Saturday Night's Shooting.
KIDS' FUMY INCITEMENT TO GORE.
No Murder, Nor let the Probability of One,
A KEG OF BEEE AS A 101 0B MISSILE
Henry Schoor, the resident of Millvale
who was shot by Charles Hildehofflate Sat
urday night, is not going to be murdered at
all, evidently, but is expected to be around
in a few days. The bullet did not enter the
groin, as at first supposed and stated, but
the upper part of the leg, and Schoor does
not suffer from the wound, except a sore
ness. He was resting easily when seen by a
Dispatch reporter yesterday afternoon.
The indirect canse of the shooting had at
least a pith of humor in it. After the two
men had returned home, the children of
both families bantered each other from the
two porches. Scboor's children called the
others father "Dutchy," "Sanerkrout,"
etc., and HildehofTs children retaliated by
calling Schoor "Yankee, Ya-Ya-Yankeel"
Finally, they called him "Yankee Doodle,"
and he stood that first rate until they
changed it to "Yankee Doodle, Doo." This
was evidently more than he could stand,
and he started for HildehofTs back door.
According to Schoor's story, he went to
go in the door, and Mrs. Hildehoff "came
at" him. He pushed her aside, when
Hildehoff shot Mrs. Hildehoff then threw
a chair at him, and he went home and went
upstairs to the bed he now lies on.
The whole affair started over a dispute
about beer. Schoor said Hildehoff told his
wife that the brewery where the latter got
his beer gave him au eighth keg extra tor
every 20 he used. When Schoor went
to the brewery he asked the same
terms, and they denied that they
gave Hildehoff the extra eighth. He
then went home and returned with Hilde
hoff, and tbe two had words. Hildehoff got
an eighth keg of beer, and started home.
According to Schoor, Hildehoff went up
the hillside on the plank road, and, as
Schoor was passing below, threw the keg of
beer at Schoor, but missed him.
Schoor says he had only drank six glasses
of beer, and was not intoxicated or did not
have a revolver about him when the shoot
Hildehoff was committed to jail yesterday
by Justice of the Peace Young, of Mill
vale, on charges of felonious assault and
battery and feloniously shooting Schoor. He
was committed without bail, to await the
result of Schoor's injuries.
WINNIE W0DLD NOT GO.
Her Father Beg-a Her to Come Home, hat
She Refnsea BU Shelter.
John Morris, of Youngstown, O., whose
daughter Winnie" was taken from a house
on Old avenue a few days ago, came to this
city yesterday and had an interview with
the girl at Central station. He told her she
could go home if she wished, but she in
dignantly refused, saying that he had
abnsed her when at home and had circulated
slanderous stories about her when she left.
She is 19 years of age, and claims she has
alwavs done what was right Her presence
in the city is accounted for by her aunt
sending for her. Inspector McAleese
turned her over to Agent Dean yesterday,
and he will try to find her a home.
63. Ctevelnnd and Return. 83
Excursions via the P., F. W. & C. By.
( Trains" will leave Union station at 6:30 A.
MJand 12:45 p. M., central time. Tickets
good returning until July 28.
Coleman's Flag Brand, G. "V7. S. Flag
Brand, Zinfandel Claret, By the case or bottle.
G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Cabinets $1 per dozen of anybody at An
frecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street,
Pittsburg. Use elevator. Bring baby.
Ladle' Salt Parlor,
A few net and India silk suits, greatly
reduced in price.' Parcels & Jones,
mws 29 Fifth ave.
F. 3t V.' rilsner Beer.
Call for this celebrated beer. It is to be
found on draught at all first-class bars.
From bad sewerage or uudralned
swamps deranges the liver and un
dermines the system, creates blood
diseases and eruptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually bo
cured by the use of the genuine
DR. C. McLANirS
CELEBRATED LIVER PILLS.
Price, 25v Sold by all druggists, and pre
pared only by Fleming Brothers, Pitts-,
burg. Pa. Get the genuine; counterfeits
are made in St Louis. jy8orwr
Bargains in Night Shirts.
Bargains in Hosiery.
Bargains In Flannel Shirts.
Bargains In Umbrellas.
Bargains In Silk Mitts.
Bargains in Ribbons.
Bargains In Kid Gloves.
Bargains in Corsets.
Bargains in Ribbed Vests.
Bargains in Neckwear.
Bargains in Ruchlngs.
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109 Federal Street,
AN AMUSIXG MISTAKE.
Pittsburg Gentlemen Fall Font of
York City Ordinance.
A singular experience in tbe metropolis
has befallen Eev. W. E. Mackay, rector of
St Peter's P. E. Church, of this city, and
two companions, Mr. Wesley Dermitt, or
ganist of St Peter's, and Mr. Thomas J.
Garland, a well-known young man of this
While peaceably propelling tricycle
through Harlem last Saturday, the above
named gentlemen forsook the rough roadbed
of the street for the more alluring asphaltnm
sidewalk of St Ann's avenue, near Chester
avenue, and were going along tinder full
sail when Policeman Lockwood, one of the
finest, espied the party.
The guardian of tbe law planted himself
in front of the trio of machines, called, a
halt and placed tbe party and machines un
der arrest for violating a city ordinance
against riding npon the sidewalk. Despite
their protestations, Mr. Mackay and his
companions were obliged to appear forth
with atthe Morrisiana Police Court, where
they explained to the complete satisfaction
of tbe Court their entire ignorance of the
existence of the ordinance, and promised to
depart on their way and encroach upon no
more metropolitan sidewalks. They were
accordingly honorably discharged.
The telegram from New York lost even
ing which gave the particulars of the con
tretemps stated that the party was en route
from Pittsburg to New London, Conn.,
when rudely interrnpted by outraged lawin
the person of this New York "bobby." The
incident, doubtless, added a pleasant flavor
to the trip and a topic of discussion in which
all could join to beguile the tedium of Con-
necticnt pumpkin patches.
The Women Went to Jail.
Jack Conroy, John Haymaker, Patrick
Powles, Philip Stark, George Sligger, J.
Forsythe, Martha "Wilson and Mrs. Murray
furnished the coses bronght before Magis
trate Hvndmau at the Nineteenth ward
station house yesterday morning. The six
men had to pay the regulation fine for hav
ing been drunk, while the two women were
sent to jail for five days.
JDB. HDRNE k CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Our prices on summer goods now are
the lowest ever known. A look through
the store will convince you of this fact
To-day 100 pieces more of the extra
fine Scotch Ginghams atSSc.
100 pieces more of the finest Ameri
can Ginghams at 15c.
100 pieces more of the cotton ChalUs
we are selling so cheaply.
More of the Printed Lawns at 6c; a
large lot of fine French Printed
Batistes at 10c and 12c
The 60c Woolen Dress Goods which
wa are selling at 26c are on a special
table in center of store.
Nearby are the now French Challis,
nearly 200 patterns, dark and light
colorings. Cream White Wool Challis
Stylish Woolen Fabrics for traveling;
dresses at very low prices 50c a yard
The fancy Scotch and French Flan
nels all reduced. Good goods at 25c,
50c 'and 75c
In the way of Muslin Underwear and
Dressing Sacques our stock is unusually
complete and large.
In the Suit Boom our entire stock ot
Ladles' and Children's Summer Dresses
- at very low prices. Also great bargains
in Coats and Jackets. All sorts of
Traveling Wraps, Waterproofs, Dust
We have made still further reduc
tions in our large collection of Printed
India Silks, both in short lengths and
full dress patterns. Our bargains a
fancy plaid and stripe Silks are the best
Full lines of Black Silks for Summer
wear at very close prices.
Our Notion Department Is filled witb
odds and ends useful for travelers'
use. Brushes of all kinds, Traveling
Bags, Chatelaine Bags, etc
The completeness of our stock will
surprise you largest in all depart.
JOS. HDRNE I -ELL'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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