Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, July 27, 1889, Page 7, Image 7
BHBI3s9mO ""H OFFERS OF MENDS And Expressions of Confidence in the Integrity of tho Firm SENT -TO LEWIS BROTHERS & CO. A Message From Wanamater and au Offer From a Fittstnrger. THE FIEJI MAT BE ABLE TO EEBUME, Bnt Unless StlUemtit In I-flected Quickly Hurt G to the Wall Among those who offered sympathy to Lewis Bros. & Co. yesterday was the Post master General; among those who ofiered financial aid was a leading Pittsburg manu facturer. The firm think the assets will pay the creditors. Others say unless the firm can settle in time to catch the fall trade it must go under. ISrECIXL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DI6rATCIt. Phii.adei.phia, July 26. AU the mem bers of the firm of Lewis Bros. & Co., ex cept Joseph W. Lewir , who is ill, were at the Chestnut street store to-day, busily en gaged in going oxer their accounts. The force of clerks that were put upon the books yesterday morning were still at their labors to-day, and hope to have a statement ready for Mr. Bliss early next week. A stream of friendly visitors continued to pour in upon the embarrassed firm, and letters full of sympathy came from all parts ot the country. Henry Lewis received a telegram this morning from Postmaster General "Wanamaker, expressing his unbroken con fidence in the integrity of the house, and similar word was also sent by D. Holliday &Co.,ofBaltimore,oneofthe firm's best cus tomers. A leading Pittsburg manufacturer, who was among the callers, informed the members of the firm that he was prepared at once to fill any order that the house may send to him. Speaking of the failure. President Cummins, of the Girard Bask, said this evening: "I have every hope that Lewis Bros. & Co. will be able to pull through and get in shape again. There is every indication that they will come through all right They were fortunate in getting Cornelius N. Bliss for the assignee. He is a man of means and brains, and this is a favorable thing lor them." SOME RUMORS DISPOSED OF. "William H. Newbolds, Son & Co. denied having any of the Lewis paper, and said that, while they knew in what banks it was held, they could not give the names. None of the bank, however, held very much and would not be affected by the failure. It was stated this morning that Assignee Bliss had directed Lewis Bros. & Co. to discon tinue business for the present, but Henry Lewis, of the firm, pronounced this absurd when asked about it He said that the bouse was open for business as usual, and that it was the duty of the assignee to continue it Mr. Lewis had no statement to make beyond the fact that they would have nothing to give the public ex cept through the assignee, and that Mr. Bliss would publish a full statement as soon as he could prepare it Another commis sion firm said that the Lewis house could riot be shut up without great loss. Con signments were still being received each day. and orders were coming in. These must be filled and the usual collections must be made. An assignee would be very neglectful of his duty if he would order a business like this discontinued. A New York dispatch says: The clerks, of the suspended firm of Lewis Bros. & Co. were busy to-day, makinp an entry of the assets. The partners of the firm refused to talk until a statement had been prepared. Assignee Bliss spent some time with the firm. The firm think the assets will be sufficient to pay the creditors, bnt business men. think that unless a speedy settlement is obtained the assets will not be more than half the liabilities. Litigation is apt to follow, despite the high reputation of the firm. Some creditors will grab everything while those who are inclined to be friendly will fare badly. If, however, the creditors, by a concerted action, can PUT THE FIRM OK ITS FEET again, by a speedy settlement, good re sults may follow. If a settlement was made some time next month the fall trade might revive the firm again, but if made any later the outlook is poor. It is not known where the administration will be made. The main house being in Philadelphia the admin istration of the estate and the payments of the dividends may take place there, but the bulk of the litigation, if there will be any, will be in New York. The stock of goods are in five different jurisdictions New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Mary land and Illinois. The open accounts, amounting to $1,875,000, are scattered all over the country. The banks who hold the firm's paper be lieve thev will not suffer much, as it is mainlv drafts, accepted by Lewis Bros. & Co. The owners of some of the mills which the firm represented have telegraphed that they are all right Someoftheweakmillsmay be affected, however. The amount of the firm's paper held here is upward of $1,000 000. The largest amount held by one bank is $100,000. A dispatch from Providence. R. I., says: It is now believed that the indebtedness ot Lewis Bros. & Co. to concerns in this city will amount to fully $1,000,000, but all the firms deny that they will be compelled to assign. DILNG ASIOXG STKAiGEES. A Xlnndsome Woman Realizes That tho Transcressor's Way U Ilard. tUPECIAL TKLEar.AMTOTIIE DISrATCH. Lawrence, Mass., July 26. A hand some young woman, who claims Philadel phia as her home, is dying at the hospital in this city, from the effects of opium and morphine, self-administered. She says that her name is Mattie Joyce, but for five weeks she has been living with a man who goes by the name of Harris. Harris is a drummer for some Philadelphia firm, and is a mar ried man. He iuduced Miss Jovce to elope with him, and they settled down in this city. After awhile he left her, and she tried to take her own life. Several times she swallowed large doses of morphine, but as she had been an inveterate opium eater, the poison did not take effect. She refused to tell anything about her history or family connections until to-day, and then she made a confidant of Dr. Bowker. The latter says her story is a most interesting and mysterious one, and" hints at a fensationif the girl dies. He says her confession implicates some of the most prominent people in Philadelphia, but he refuses to give any suggestion as to the na ture of the crime, it such it is. He has written to the authorities in Philadelphia in regard to the rase. A Private Succeed a General. Washington, July 26. "W. C. Elam, ol Louisa county, Va,, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Bailroads in the General Land Office, vice General C. M. Wilcox, relieved. Both Mr. Elam and General Wilcox served in the Confederate army, the former as a private, the latter as a Major General. Mr. Elam is a prominent Bepubliean in Virginia and a writer of acknowledged ability. Strawberry Alley Warfare, Ai a result of a children's quarrel in Strawberry alley, yesterday, Mrs. Lynch -.hit Mrs. Dany with a tin cup, cutting sev eral gashes in her face. A warrant was Is sued for Mrs. Lynch, FIGHTING OVER HIGH LICENSE. Rhode Island's Lwcr Ilonse Refuses to Concur With tbe Senntr. ' ISrlCIAL TILiailAM TO Till DISPATCH.: Providence, July 26. The Democrats had a majority of eight in the house to'-day and there was accordingly no necessity for playing "hook jack" as they did yesterday. The records of yesterday's unusual proceed ings were listened to with intense interest by the big crowd present All of the Demo cratic leaders looked elated. Their coun tenances clearly bespoke their rejoicing The Republicans saw that they were beaten and some of them tried to break a quorum in the same manner as did the Democrats yesterday, but the Democratic majority made a quorum without the help -of the Be publicans. Among those to go out of town was ex Speaker "Wilson, who succeeded so admira bly in getting all the Republican members locked up in the chamber to-day with him self. He had gone to New York, but his amendment giving three-quarters of the license income to the towns and one-quarter to the State was soon disposed of. The Dem ocrats defeated it bv a vote of 30 to 22. An effort was made by several members to se-J cure action on tne enure dim, uk uuuuaiia to substitute the"ir original bill for the Re publican Senate measure, Jn order to get at the committee of conference as soon as pos sible. This failed. Representative Hayes, of Bristol, the Re publican leader, made another speech, and then moved to concur with the Senate on the whole bill. The House voted to non-concur with the Senate, three Republicans, includ ing Hayes, voting with the Democrats. It was then voted that a committee of confer ence be appointed. This was carried, and the House adjourned until Tuesday next DRINK ENDANGERS TWO JJ.YES. A Saloon Shooting; In the Capital Which May Ilans; the Shootlst. rEriCIAL TELEGRAM TO THX DISPATCH. Washington, July 26. It is now ap parent that Maurice Adler, the young man shot a month'' since by Frank Ward, one of the best-known citizens of the capital, can only live a few hours longer. His case is one of the. most remarkable in the history of wounds. Ward and Adler had a diffi culty in a saloon, after which Ward claimed that Adler had stolen from him a valuable diamond. A few nights later they met in a poolroom, and Ward, claiming that he thought Adler was going to draw a weapon, pulled his own revolver, a very small one, of 22-caliber, and fired. The ball struck Adler in the neck, but apparently touched no vital part A tetr hours later the wounded man became paralyzed in every part of his body except his head, and has lingered in that condition ever since, much of the time very cheerful, and con versing freely. Ward, while in jail, has done everything possible to save Adler's lite, even to procur ing a visit from an eminent sureeon from Philadelphia, to save him, if possible, from being a murderer, but to no avail. Ward, who has a fine family and who has been a very active but always erratic business man, has the sympathy of nearly everyone, though there was not the least excuse for the shooting, except the fact that he was not sober when he fired the fatal shot A tre mendous effort will be made to acquit Ward, as he is qnite popular and a prominent Mason. AS GOOD AS A CIRCUS. An Area of Sunken Land In Virginia Worth 23 Cents to See. ' rEPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DrSPATCn.l Petersburg, "Va., July 26. Six miles from Petersburg, in Prince George county, is Mr. George W. Gatling's farm, where a remarkable phenomenon, which is exciting widespread interest, is to be seen. It is the sinking of a portion of the farm. The sunken area lies within a crescent-shaped margin, and its width at the upper end is from 500 to 600 feet The sunken territory contains six or more acres. The declivity iegins at a point about 200 feet in a straight line from Mr. Gatling's dwelling. The land had sunk from 40 to CO feet, and to day it sunk four, more feet The tops of trees which stood on the level with others are now standing intact, and come a few feet only above the level of the bluff where the upheaval has occurred. The shaken area is seamed with fissures of varying lengths and depths. The most noteworthy feature of the phe nomenon is the formation of a- bar in the river. This bar is 70 feet long, and in it, too, are many fissures. The phenomenon was preceded, some weeks ago, by something like an explosion, the noise of which was heard for miles. The interest in the curiosity is so great that crowds of people go to view it every day, for the privilege for which they pay a fee of 25 cents. Mr. Gatling has leased the privilege of landing excursionists on his farm to a party in Rich mond for $1,000. There are several theories as to the cause of the phenomenon. ELOPED TO BE ROMANTIC. A Young Coaple Go to Unnecessary Tronblo In Order to Get married. ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBS DISPATCH.l Lockport, N. Y., July 26. William R. Scott, a dashing young man of the town, and cashier of the New York Central freight office, eloped to-day with Miss Lillie Water field, a handsome English girl, who is con sidered quite a flirt, and is very popular with the young men. She is 19 years of age, a brunette, with slight figure, and is an expert on the banjo. Miss Waterfield is a ward of Dr. George W. Powell, the Uni versalist minister here, and was made a pet of at home. Dr. Powell ia the clergymen who interested himself in Jtrs. Druse, the Herkimer murderess, and tried to obtain a pardon for her daughter. Scott and Miss Waterfield quietly went on different trains to Lewiaton, on the Ni agara river, 34 mjles away, where they were married by the Rev. Mr. Marsh, a Presbyterian minister. They returned to gether in the evening. Dr. Powell said that while he deplored the matter, he should make no trouble. The only thing he re gretted was that his niece allowed a Pres byterian clergyman to marry them, as he would have been only too happy to have performed the ceremony. CAMP SHERIDAN AT MT. GRETNA. Adjutant General Uastlnsi Issues Some Im portant Orders. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE D1BPATCII.1 Habbisbusg, July 26. Adjutant Gen Hastings issued an order to-day, in which he states that the camp at Mt Gretna will lie designated as Camp Sheridan. Colonel Thomas J. Hudson, Chief of Artillery, is assigned to the commmand of the same. The following named officers will report to Colonel Hudson on August 10 for duty at Camp Sheridan: Major R. S. Huidekoper, Surgeon First Brigade. Major H. P. Moyer, Quartermaster, Third Brigade. Requisi tions for forage will be made upon Major Moyer and will be sent to him direct to Lebanon. Pa. The Adjnt'tnt General will inspect the troops at Catnp Sheridan on August 12, at 9 A. M. t . .t Indiana Miners May Strike. Brazil, Ind., July 26. The miners near Clay City, and at Lancaster, Machine and Pick mines respectively, have called a mass meeting for to-morrow. They are mining semi-block on a yearly scale, but the strik ing block miners object to them working and are using every argument to get them to strike. The meeting to-moiTOw, it is thought, will result in ft strike- About 100 miners are involved. MEXICAN EXPERIENCES SMS to-morrow's Dispatch in q bright and chatty manner by XB, Ironic THE PITTSBURG A PASSENGER WAR The Pennsylvania Cuts Bates to Get Even With a Competitor. i THE CANADA PACIFIC FOR PEACE And Offers to Stand a Material Redaction In Differentials." SOUTHERN PACIFIC IS TET HOSTILE, And a Steamship Line Promises to Aid In the Qtn ' end Sate Wars. The Pennsylvania lines announced a cnt in passenger rates yesterday to get even with a rival that had been doing under hand cutting. Southern Pacific is not yet mollified by the Canada Pacific offer to ac cept a greatly decreased differential rate. ISTICIAZ. TELEOBAK TO THE EISrATCn.l Chicago, July'26. The Pennsylvania lines Will to-morrow inaugurate a 40 per cent reduction in passenger rates between Chicago and Indianapolis, New Albany, Louisville and Cincinnati. The new rates will be $3 60 between Chicago and Indian apolis and fS between Chicago and Louis ville and Cincinnati. The officials of the Pennsylvania road claim this slash in rates is made to meet the alleged secret manipu lation of rates by the Louisville, New Al bany and Chicago. It is claimed that for some time past the latter road has been op erating through scalpers, and while pro fessing to maintain the tariff, scalpers were allowed to sell tickets of its issue at from $1 to $4 under regu lar rates. General Passenger Agent Ford finally concluded that something must be done, and therefore issued orders that rates be reduced to the lowest fignres made by the New Albany. Neither the Eastern Illinois nor the New Albany has yet given notice of a reduction to meet that of the Pennsylvania, but they probably will come down immediately. The Executive Committee of the Trans continental Association wrangled to no pur pose over Canadian Pacific all this morn ing. In the afternoon meeting the Canadian Pacific representative, who has been dis posed all along to make concessions, made what he termed a liberal proposition. The Canadian Pacific would, he said, submit to BITTY PER CENT SEDUCTION of present differential rates on all articles on which it has been running ahead of its due proportion. Other points also were conceded in the interest of harmony. Traffic Manager Stubbs, of the Southern Pacific, .was the only one to ob ject to the proposition, but he was apparently more than a match for the representatives of the other roads. He held that the Southern Pacific was not entitled to any of the business ot this country and should give up its differentials altogether. General Freight Agent -Kerr "suggested that the compromise measures which he had offered, be tried for three months, leaving everything else as at present. This was not agreed to, and at the time of adjournment the roads were no nearer settlement than when they started. The-fight will probably last a while longer, as the Southern Pacific will try to drive the Canadian road as far as possible. A New York dispatch says: The officials of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company have notified the Transcontinental Associa tion that unless the subsidy from railroads is increased they will cut rates, and take all the freight they'can eet It is thought that this is the preliminary step to a war against the Canadian Pacific road, and the fact that the Southern Pacific has refused to allow A. DIFFERENTIAL BATE to the Canadian Pacific is considered con firmation ot this belief. The transconti nental roads intimate that they are willing to divide through business, giving the Canadian Pacific 6 per cent, and dispatches from Chicago received to-day said that the Canadian Pacific was willing to agree to it If the Canadian Pacific insists upon a dif ferential, however, a war of rates will cer tainly follow. A Denver dispatch says: An evening paper says: "The seaboard rate of $2 52 per hundred first class freight, which went into effect to-day on .the Fort Worth road, via Galveston and the Gulf, will be met to morrow by a similar rate upon all other trunk lines centering in Denver. This lat ter rate is authorized bv the Transcontinen tal Association, and will apply to all roads affected by the Fort Worth's action. Shipments may be made by either lake and canal route by the gulf from Savannah or by Galveston and the gulf as deemed expedient The reduction, however, does not apply to all rail routes. So far no tariff has been issued affecting the grain shipments, which so far as the agricultural States of the West are concerned are by tar the most important of all. Whether they will be is purely a matter of conjecture. MODEST TOM BOWLING HANGED. An Exeeutloa Where the Victim Didn't Pro claim Bis Innocence and Salvation. Baton Rouge, La., July 26. Tom Bowling, colored, was executed in the jail yard in this city to-day for the murder of Philip Walsh, white. The murderer and his victim were about the same age 19 years. Bowling was visited last evening by Fathers De Lacroix and Healy, the Sisters of Mercy and members of the Society ot St Vincent De Paul. They visited him again this morning, and the rite of baptism was administered to the prisoner and mass held by Rev. Father Healy. After this the pris oner seemed to be less concerned about the awful fate awaiting him than those about him. At noon final religions services were held. At 12:30 the prisoner was led to the scaffold, where his hands and feet were bound. The Sheriff read the death warrant and asked him if he had anything to say. Bowling re sponded by sayiug: "Gentlemen I nope you will all forgive me and pray for me that God may forgive me. I forgive everybody." The black cap was then drawn over his face, the signal given and the trapdoor fell. The drop was about 7 feetstnd the prisoner's neck was broken. He was pronounced dead in 8U minutes and his body delivered to his mother. A Frontier Shooting. SANTA Fe, N. M., July 26. Deputy Sheriff Warren Moore was shot and killed at Wallace, N.I., by Joseph Chacha. The latter was a smallpox attendant and was ordered to leave the town, whereupon he fired three shots in a crowd of citizens, wounding one man. He then fled to the hills, pursued by Moore, whereupon 'Chacha turned and killed the officer and was him self overtaken by an angry crowd and riddled with bullets. Here's Yonr Chance, For one week only cabinet photos 89c per dozen; bring the lainily at once. Lies' popular gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st TTSSa Pittsburg Beer. In using this excellent brew of Frauen heim & Vilsack you will be encouraging a home industry. Call for it. Flannel dress shirts for hot weather. James M. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave. LIEUTENANT LOUISA, &&, thorne's bat vein, in which a love affair and a family viystery are pleasantly interwoven, will be published complete in to-morrourt DIS )Vj i- .-St V XWTV' DISPATCH, SATURDAY, A BITTER STRUGGLE. Tbe,De.eedent In a Peculiar Case Forced to Maintain Her Clalm'to a. Valuable Ettnte Bequeathed bv a Friend Relatives of the Testa tor Msklns a Fight. rsrSCIAX. TELEOKAMTO THE DISrATCB.1 Philadelphia, July 26. Mrs. tJrace Burger will have to make a long and bitter struggle if she expects to hold on to the val uable estate bequeathed to her by her friend, Solomon M.- Heilbrun, manager of the Chestnut Street Theater, who died recently at Atlantic City. This morning Lawyer Mayer Sulzberger, as counsel for ''Mrs. Rachel Heilbrun, mother of the decedent, obtained a $500 bond from a Chestnut street trust company and filed it, at the office of Register of Wills Gratz. The filing of the bond insures Mrs. Heilbrun a full hearing before the Register in regard to her allega tion that undue influence was exercised in having her (Mrs. Heilbrun) ignored in the will of her son, which leaves all his posses sions to a married woman. On learning that the bond had been filed, E. Cooper Shapley, counsel for Mrs. Burger, endeavored to have a hearing fixed for next month. This the Register declined to do, saying that it would be impossible to obtain the desired testimony, and, beside, he had announced his intention of refusing to hear any will cases before September. The con test promises to be a long and bitter one. In speaking about the matter to-dav, a friend of the Heilbrun family said efforts would be made to show that undne influence was brought to bear upon the 'decedent at the time the instrument was executed, two years ago. Heilbrnn had the Strongest affection both for his mother and adopted son, and for years past has been sending (100 a month regularly to the former, upon which she maintained hersel f. He also provided liberal ly for the support and education of the adopted son, the child of a deceased brother. It is now learned that the West Philadel phia house, valued at about $9,500, is mort gaged tor $7,000. Beside that property and the Atlantic City house, the estate includes stocks and bonds valued at nearly $12,000. It was learned that in February, 1885, judgment was entered in Common Pleas No. i in favor of S. M. Heilbrun against Grace C. Burger for $8,000 on three promis sory notes given by her to Heilbrun. Each note was indorsed by her husband, Horace Burger. Execution was never intended to be issued on the notes, it is said. AS MUCH A MISTEE1 AS EVER. Edgar T. Brown Recovers Consciousness, but Refuses to Talk. SrECIAL TELEQBAM TO TOE DIBFATCII.l Kansas City, July 26. Edgar T. Brown, the man whose mysterious disap pearance and as mysterious reappearance set Wichita wild, has recovered consciousness at last, but refuses to answer any questions concerning his absence. It has been learned, however, that Brown spent Sunday in Arkansas City, and although quite sick then, started to walk to Wichita, butwhether he did walk the entire distance is not known. Brown was also seen about a month ago, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and a detective was about to arrest him to secure the rewards offered, when he disappeared from sight It is surmised now that Brown left Wichita to escape the consequence ot an in discretion committed in Kentucky some years ago, and was robbed and received a blow which caused brain fever, while a fugitive in the Indian Territory. His friends, how ever, still contend tnat he was slugged and carried off by the ruffians who struck him down. ASSAULrED AT THE ALTAR A Kabbl Rues Members of Ills Flock Who Grievously Assaulted Him. Chicago, July 26. Rev. S. Baur, rabbi of the First Hungarian congregation, to day began suit for $10,000 damages against David Stern, Moritz Schwartz and Louis Weber, members of his flock. Rabbi Baur belonged te one faction and Stern, Schwartz and Weber to another faction in the congre gation. A contention .of long standing culminated with the faction led by Stern, Schwartz and Weber on top. They gave Rev. Baur notice to quit He paid "no at tention to it, and July 19, while he was officiating at the altar of the synagogue, the three defendants fell upon him, pulled large handsful of hair from his head and threw him out in the street He sues for trespass on his person. Brave Conduct. Wm. F." McCnrry, a police .sergeant, kicked in the door of John McCormick's burning house on Wabash avenue, West End, early yesterday morning, and carried Mrs. McCormick out of the bouse. He then returned with help for the two children. The honse was completely gutted. A Candle Upset. An alarm from box 246, about 1 o'clock this morning, was a slight fire in the office of D. C. Hedges at the East Liberty stock yards. A candle upset, setting fire to some waste paper, which was extinguished before the Are department arrived. No damage. Third Dentil at the Hospital. John Mahoney, aged 45, a puddler, died at the Sonthside Hospital yesterday of typhoid pneumonia. He leaves a wife in England and two daughters at Amsterdam, N. Y. The remains will be shipped to the latter place to-day. A Queer Accidental Alarm. As tne workmen engaged in grading Al len avenue and Washington street yester day afternoon were moving a telegraph pole it tell against the fire alarm wires, causing an alarm to be sent in from box 163. Fine Whiskies. XXX, 1855, Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts $2 00 1860 McKim's Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts 3 00 Monogram, Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts 1 75 Extra Old Cabinet, TureRye Whisky, lull quarts 1 50 Gibson's, 1879, Pure JRye Whisky, full quarts 2 00 Gibson's Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts 1 50 Guckenheimer Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts 1 00 Guckenheimer Export.Pure Rye Whis ky, full quarts 1 50 Moss Export, Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts- 1 25 1879 Export, Pure Rye Whisky, full quarts 1 25 1880 Export, Pure Rye "Whisky, full quarts 1 00 For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth ave. Eater Organs. Boudoir style, new model for 1889, with patent automatic attachments. This new model is provided with all the latest improvements. Automatic music desk. Automatic key slip. Automatic case front Automatic case back. Automatic figure head. Call at Hamilton's Mnsie House, 91 and 93 Filth avenue. For Seaside and Mountain. Men's outing shirts in flannel; in silk; in Madras; in cheviot Largest assortment here. JOS. HOKNE & CO.'S Penn Avenue Stores. Summer neckwear, great variety. James H. Aiken Ss Co., 100 Filth ave. A KANGAROO flDSTK described in to-morrow Dispatch by JPrank Kemptler. . , JULY ' 27, 1889. AN ARSENIC FEND. A New Clew Discovered to the Mys terious Death of James Haybrick. HIS WIFE MAY YET BE ACQUITTED. For Twelve Tears the Old Man Was Ad dicted to the Poison Habit. slick: W0EK OP NEW YORK LAW iees. A Compromising etterriia.t Hay Possibly Injure, the Wife's Cause. Mrs. Maybrick's New York lawyers have made a discovery that they think will save their client's life. They have witnesses to prove that old Maybrick was addicted to the arsenic habit, and have sent their evi dence to London. New Tobk, July 26. "Evidence of a startling character, that promises to alter the whole aspect of the famous Maybrick poisonicg cose at Liverpool, and which will probably eventuate in the acquittal of Mrs. Maybrick as the poisoner of her husband, has just been discovered by a firm of New York lawyers. About,two months ago the startling news was wired across the water that an Ameri can woman belonging to an aristocratic Southern family and married to a well-to-do Englishman had poisoned her husband for the purpose of furthering an attachment with one of the latter's business friends. Mr. Maybrick died under suspicious cir cumstances on the 11th of May last Evi dence was produced showing that his wife had treated his food with arsenic The Coroner's jury found an indictment of mur der in the first degree against her, and sub sequently at the trial before a Board of Po lice Justices the same decision was reached. SHEEWD IiAWTEBS AT WOBK. A few days ago it was almost a foregone conclusion that at her trial, which will shortly come off before the Grand Assizes, Mrs. Maybrick would be found guilty of murder, but through the efforts of Lawyers Roe & Macklin, of No. 156 Broadway, the the tenor of the case has been changed. It has been proved beyond doubt that Maybrick's death was due to arsenic poison. Mr. Macklin has secured abundant evi dence that Maybrick was an arsenic eater as well as a morphine and strychnine fiend. For 12 years he had been addicted to the habit, and on last Saturday's outgoing steamer, Thomas Stansel, a former valet in the employ of Maybrick, sailed for Liver pool to testify to the arsenic-eating habits of the dead man. The firm of Roe & Macklin has been con nected with Mrs. Maybrick's family for many years. Mrs. Maybrick's grandfather was Darius B. Hollbrook, who died in 1858, leaving an estate of $1,000,000. At his death, the estate was divided between his widow and their only daughter, Mrs. W. D. Chandler. The latter was made a widow just before the war. She was left with two little children, one of whom is the accused Mrs. Maybrick. JUST LIKE A NOVEL. In 18G4 she met a Confederate army officer named De Barry, whom she shortly after married. At the siege of Charleston he with his wife and children tried to escape to England in a blockade runner. On the voyage De Barry died. Not long after Mrs. De Barry's mother joined her abroad. Among the property left to his widow by Hollbrook senior was the family home in West Fourteenth street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. In 1872 Mrs. De Barry ventured into a matrimonial alliance with a Baron von Roques. Five years later her mother died, leaving the Fourteenth street home in trust to her two grandchildren. The Baron was not well fixed financially, and in 1879 his creditors came to this country to levy on the Fourteenth street house. A tedious lswsuit resulted which was eventually won by Roe & Macklin for the two Chandler children, Florence and Hollbrook. Iu 1881, when 18 years old, Florence was married to James Maybrick. He was wealthy, but considerably on the wrong side of 40. WHO MAYBRICK WAS. Maybrick was a dealer in cotton, with offices in Norfolk, Baltimore and Liverpool. Previous to his marriage he lived in Nor folk. It was while here that he emploved Stansel as a body servant Staniel, when found by Lawyer Macklin, made the follow ing affidavit: "I am now a waiter in the St James Hotel, Norfolk, Va. In 1877 I was engaged as body servant by James Maybrick. He was then living in York street, and I re mained with him until 1880, when he went away to get married. About three weeks after I had been engaged Mr. Maybrick came to me and said: 'I will not go to the office to-day, as I feel seedy. Here is some money. Buy me half a dollar's worth of arsenic If the druggists refnse to sell it to you come back and I will give yon an or der.' I secured the arsenic and when I re turned home Mr. Maybrick told me to make him some beef tea. .1 did so, and before drinking it he stirrea some of the powder in it 1 frequently bought arsenic for him. Whenever he-felt unwell he took arsenic, and qnite often he mixed the drug in his soup. In addition, he took all kinds of medicines, patented and prescribed, and his room looked like a drugstore" IMPORTANT EVIDENCE SECURES. Mr. Cleaver, who is one of Mrs. May brick's lawyers abroad, arrived here abont three weeks ago. While here he secured evidence which will be used in corrobora tion of the body-serva'nt Stansel. Lalt Sat urday he sailed in company with Stansel. Mr. Macklin intends sailing shortly to assist in the defense. He has known Mrs. Maybrick since she was a child. Her mar ried life, he said to-day to a reporter, had been unpleasant almost from the start Mrs. Maybrick he described as being a small, elegantly-formed woman with small features and au aristocratic face. She is now 27 years of age, while her husband was over 50. The one feature of the case which Mr. Macklin is afraid of is her reported rela tions with a merchant named A. Brierly. Witnesses have sworn that she stopped at a private hotel in Henrietta street, Cavendish square, London, from March 21 to the 21th with Brierly. A SIGNIFICANT LETTER. ' The following letter, written to him by her, was accidentally discovered: Dearest Yonr letter under cover to Kay came to hand Inst after I had written to you on Mundar. I did not expect to hear from you so soon, and a deity occurred in giving in tbe necessary instructions. Since my return I have been nursing. M. all day and night He is sict unto death, Tbe doctors held a consultation yesterday, and now all depends upon how long his strength will hold ont Both my brothers-in-law are here, and wo are terribly anxious. I cannot answer your letter fully to-day, my darling; bnt relieve your mind ot all fear of discovery now and In the future. M. has been delirious since Sunday, and I know now that he is perfectly ignorant of everything, even of the name of tbe street, and also that be has not been making any inquiries whatever. The tale he told me was a pure fabrication and only intended to frighten the truth ont of me. In fact be believes my state, ment, although he will not admit it You need, not go abroad on these grounds, dearest; bat in any case please don't leave En gland until I hare seen you once again. You must feel that those two letters of mine were written under circumstances which must ever excuse tbe injustice in yonr eyes. Do you aup- ?ose that I could act as I am doing if I merely elt what I inferred! If you wish to write to me abont anything do so now, as all the letters pass through my hands at present. Excuse this-scrawl, my darling, but I dare not leave the room for a moment and I do not know when I shall be able to write again. In haste, yours ever, Florrie. Mr. Macklin says that Mrs. Maybrick will explain this letter at the proper time. He" also said that her mother, the Baroness von Roques, will shortly institute libel pro ceedings against several of the New York dailies for the stories printed abont her, in connectlonwith her daughter's trial. M0EE TENNIS AT SEWICKLET. A Snrprlse In the Ladles' Singles, and a Beginning- for Gentlemen. Yesterday witnessed the continuation of the Sewickley lawn tennis, tournament Contrary to arrangement, the conclusion of the mixed doubles did not come off, but stands postponed to Monday next The ladies' singles were, however, played ont yesterday, with the somewhat unex pected result that Miss Bessie Carpenter carried off the prize quite an appropriate thing to carry off, bv the way namely, an umbrella. The following named ladies played: Miss C. McCleary, Miss H. Carpenter, Miss B. Carpenter, Miss C.Whiting, Miss Blair, Miss A. Warden, Miss Gilmore and Miss B. Warden. Miss B. Carpenter and Miss C. McCleary proved themselves to be the fittest by their survival, and it was on the final match be tween these two young ladies i that interest chiefly centered. After a hard battle Miss Carpenter beat Miss McCleary by scores of 6 2 and 61. The two first rounds of the gentlemen's singles were also played. There had been very many entries for this event, but by the time the second round concluded few were left to keep the fight alive. The sur vivorswho are to fight among themselves for the prize to-dav are Messrs. Lawrence Woods, J. J. Brooks, R. P."Nevin, Jr., and M. A. Christy. The grounds were in good order and the day was favorable. It is feared, however, that last night's heavy rain may spoil the courts for to-day's play. THE SISTER STATES. Dakota Will Ask the General Government to Provide a System of Irrigation Washington Limits the Corporations. Bismarck, July 26. A memorial to Congress -has been adopted, praying for experiments by the General Govern ment with a view to ascertaining whether or not irrigation for North Dakota is practicable. The memorial sets forth that although North Da kota has become famed throughout the civilized world by reason of superiority, and yield of its wheat there are seasons when lack of rains works great hardship to the people. The memorial was referred to a committee, ot which President Fancher is chairman, and will be forwarded to Congress as soon as it has been considered and revised by tbe convention. For State taxation the committee reports that the levy is not to exceed 3 mills on the dollar, and railroads are to be assessed at not less than $3,000 per mile. In the Washington Territory convention the Committee on Corporations reports: Common carriers are subjected to legislative control. They can cross each other's lines and must interchange passengers and freight Tbey shall not discriminate in rates be tween places or persons. No greater charges shall be maae for transportation of persons and property from any station than is asked for transportation of the same to any more distant sta tions. No railroad corporation shall consolidate, its stocks, property or franchises with any other company. Corporations can only transact the business specified in the charter. A railroad commission of three members to see that the law is properly carried out is provided for. Monopolies are roundly de nounced and strictly forbidden and any combination to raise the price of commodi ties"or transportation is punishable by law. A Boise City, Idaho, dispatch says: The convention finally passed an article on elec tion and suffrage, which is intended as the death blow to Mormon political power in Idaho.' THE! WANT TOE HIGHEST. IiOtr Prices Won't Tempt Sonthslders, In View of Rapid Transit. An offer of 518,000 made by Daniel Wenke, of the Board of Viewers, acting on behalf of the new management of the Birmingham street car line, for the lower property at the corner of Carson and South Seventh streets, was refused yesterday by the owners. The property consists of three lots having a frontage on Carson street of 60 feet, on one of which is a substantial three-story brick house. The object of the company in bidding for this property is to obtain a site for the power house for the new traction road. An idea has gone abroad among prop erty owners that the cable cars will be run ning on the south side of the river within a year, and a boom in the value of estate in the vicinity is the result It is said that property which was offered six weeks ago at $3,000 is now being held at $4,000, and in another instance $7,300 was refused for a lot which lately had been on offer at $6,500. Lincoln and Depew Dined. London, July 26. Sir John Heury Puy leston, member of Parliament for Devon port, gave a dinner In the House of. Com mons this evening to Mr. RobertT. Lincoln, the United States Minister: Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, Attorney General Webster, Sir James Ferguson, Under Secretary of the Foreign Office; Mr. C. T. Ritchie, President of the Local Government Board, Sir Lyon Playfair, Mr. Labouchere and others. A Military Enthusiast Qllsslag. Cincinnati, Jnly 26. Dr. A. E. Jones, an old resident of the city, well known as a historian and an enthusiast in military mat ters, is mysteriously missing from his home on Walnut Hills. He left tbe house yes terday afternoon without a coat, and his family thought he was only going to a neighbor's, but not" the slightest clew has yet been found as to his whereabouts. There are fears that lie has become suddenly insane. Yonna; Birds Slake Fair Time. W. J. Leonard yesterday made a trial of 8 young carrier pigeons from D. Barchfield's brood. The birds were taken in a close basket to MonongahelaCity, 31 miles from Pittsburg by rail, and about 18 by air line Thev were released at 2 o'clock, and reached tbe lofts on South Eighteenth street a few minutes before 4.- This was the birds' first outing. They Did Not Appear. The, General Councilor the Federation of Labor, who were to'meet last night with the delegates from L. A. 491, Slaters' Union, at tho Commoner office, were present, but the delegates of L. A. 49r did not show up. The meeting was to have been held to settle somedifferences between the parties. For Cruelly Killing a Dog. For kicking the pet dog of a broken legged little child named Harper and breaking the animal's back, at 1243 Penn avenue, Patrick Delaney was fined $10 and costs before Alderman Burns yesterday. Humane Agent O'Brien, prosecuted. Locking His Wife la tbe Woodshed. For locking his wife in the woodshed and beating her and her children, Jacob Heirsh was yesterday sent to the workhouse to stay 90 days, from Alderman Porter's office, Anti Cruelty Officer Dean prosecuting him. The County Will Fight. The cults of the 25 Homestead deputies have been appealed to court The defense claim the men were fullv paid. The Count; Commissioners are satisfied they will win. Table Linen" Bargains Manufac turers' ends, from" IK to 3 yards inlengtfif very much under value to close. tts Hugtjs & Hacks. nm imcv i f All 111 Ul AH rdlsralflOD scribed in. tOJtnnrmvfm TlntPATCTr bv Red Bird, who alto tells how the Fourth of July wot celebrated at an Indian agency - f. IT WAS L SILVER' SET " which Mr. Murray Yerner Received . From His Grateful Employes. AROUSED FROM HIS SLUMBERS. Oyer 350 White Caps Take Possession of Things to Honor Their Chlet sJEAUTIPDL OTATION AND FIREWOBKS. He is loo Much Surprised to espond, Eiapt ay. Means of a Proxy. The rarest, most picturesque presentation of a splendid silver service, chronicled ia Pittsburg recently, occurred attheEast End house of Murray Verner, after 1 o'clock thi morning. Hundreds of Citizens' Traction employes were the donors. They took the place by storm or rather between storms and there was plenty of noise, good feeling and red fire. A White Cap raid of unique character was perpetrated in the East End this morn ing about 1 o'clock, when 350 to 400 em ployesofthe Citizens' Traction Company, under uniform summer caps, swooped down from all directions on the house of Superintendent Murray Verner, fiUed the air with rockets, cannon cracker peals, red fire and the music from a full brass band. The house was entered and the retiring su perintendent brought forth, so the White Caps might acknowledge their regrets at parting with their superintendent They were the employes of the whole system. The ovation was a complete surprise to Murray Yerner, and for once words failed him. Twelve o'clock was the hour set for the gathering of the White Caps at the ren dezvous in the old car stables just this side of Mr. Venter's house on Penn avenue. At the hour named about 150 were gathered in the shed, buzzing together of their projects. Several headlights threw a weird light on the scene. The details had been planned carefully and NOTHING WENT AMISS. Shortly after 12o'clock the employes front the Butler street car house, who went up on the last cars, came down to the old car stable on horse cars, and, soon after, muffled cars from the East End brought all to the rendezvous. At 12:45 the word was given, and the men moved cautiously up the walk and gathered in the house and on the porch. When all was ready a cannon cracker was fired, and the band commenced to play. Red lights were lit on every hand, illuminating the whole ground's with a red glare. Thesmoke curled up like that from a burning building in the dark ness, and with the uniforms of the employes, little else was visible from the porch but a sea of white caps. Cracker after cracker was fired, and the red lights began to wans before a sleepy employe of the household came to the door and looked out with a half-scared air. Assistant Engineer Wilson then went in, and soon brought word that Murray Verner would be down as soon aa he could dress. AN IMPRESSIVE SCENE. Jnst before the hour of 1, the genial Sn perintendent was seen coming down the hall stairs. The band was hushed and a hurrah went up that sent the smoke from the red fire flying, and " shook the building. Mr. Verner could not say a word, but stood looking on in pleased amazement At this juncture Chief Engi neer Rice stepped forward and said: Mr. Verner: It gives me pleasure to havo been delegated by the employes of the Citizens' Traction Company to express to you their re grets at your retiring as Superintendent of the company. If you could to-night have heard the gripman. the conductor, tbe power-bouso employe and all express their regrets "at your leaving, and give evidence of their regard for you, I know you could not but have been moved more then by words of mine. In the: name of the employes, I present you with a material ap preciation or yonr services with the company as its superintendent for over 17 years. A. SPLENDID SILVER SERVICE. As he finished speaking Mr. Rice lifted a large parcel and handed it for ward. Mr. Verner whispered to Mr. Wilson to answer for him, which he did, stating in a few words Mr. Verner's appreciation of the ovation and gift, and saying he would state for Mr. Verner that he would still be connected' with the company, though superintendent of another line. While the speech was in progress the floor of the porch broke down from the weight; but no one was hurt The first thing Mr. Verner asked, before he looked at the presents, was: "Did anyone get hurt?" The present was a beautiful solid silver dinner set of 250 pieces. The handles of the knives, forks, spoons, etc., being of ivory. It was pnt in a beantifnl light wood case, with a silver tablet inscribed: : To Murray Verner, : ; From the Employes : : of the : ; Citizens' Traction Company. : It cost $350, and was purchased at Biggs just a few moments after Mr. Verner had been in the store and admired the set greatly, and thus unconsciously guided the commit 'tee in their choice. The whole affair was arranged by a com-, mittee composed of Chief Engineer George) Rice, Assistant Engineer John Wil son, Assistant Superintendents Miller, Elliott and W. C. Smith, Supervisor M. E. McCaskey, Conductors Andrew Mo Bride and William L. Haviland, and Grip men Harrr Walton and William Ward. Messrs. Elliott Smith, McCaskey and Rice formed the purchasing committee. After the short speeches the men filed through the back door, passed through to theparlor, looked at the dinner set andheld an informal reception. "Did von know anything of this, Mr. Verner?" asked a Dispatch reporter. "Not the least thing," said tbe surprised man. I was sound asleep, and surprised completely; I hardly know what to say to any ot you." A BRACE OP FATALITIES. Two Plttsbnrg Railroad Brakemrn Sleet With Horrible Deaths. N. C. McNeil, an employe of, the Fort Wayne Railroad, was run over yesterday and killed in the lower yards in Allegheny. The body was removed to Lowry's under taking rooms. An inquest will be held this morning. Edward Mocheney, a brakeman on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad, was caught between the cars at Lawrence junc tion yesterday morning and horribly crushed. He was taken to the. West Penn Hospital, where he died at 2 o'clock yester day afternoon. After the inquest, to bo held this morning, the body will be sent to his home at New Brighton. A GLASS CONSOLIDATION. The Green Glass Bottle Workers Are to Form m National Assembly. The green bottle blowers of the entire country are once more making great efforts to form one National Assembly of Green Glass Workers. Tber are now divided into two district assemblies and a number of locals, and, for the purpose of effecting a General consolidation, a meeting will bs eld In Buffalo, November 19. The object has now advanced so far that the committee is authorized to make the constitutions and bylaws of the new organization. DIED. CURRArT At her residence. S9 Resaea. street, Allegheny, on Friday, July 26, 1888, at A p. il, Ellen Cvbrax, aged M years. Notice ot funeral hereafter. ... - 4 r . V ,3- nmim- -"-"