Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 01, 1889, Page 3, Image 3
HLH-. i 2rr a r F' t.2 vi 'v 'V. , ' 43"5"35t t. v"v ww!. "TEOfifrA. ?l jsSSBwm 3sj Ss3HKBKHsBwHSIE'HfcfflW9wBBPWsSH33l 9-3kEHHBK2B9BH 9 THE- PITTSBTJKGr DISPATCH. SUNDAT,.. SEPTEMBERS : 1889.r ;N ' " A ' - ; " v. J Y f ' "-" .-... 1 A " ..'(. J " - J.Tini ' ;: ' urtrm i mnu n , - ,'1 I "- I-. m...wm....Mi.i.,.i.ii..mi),w .wntwi.iM '7gilfMSW"Wf ' l . j. ! -" T "- 'Jr - - " j wiTU nvuun rA 1I1ING UP THE LIST. Chi Brown Will Not be Ready for ? 'lew Days to Kame the Firemen . -WHOWILLREMAININTHE SERVICE f ' Dr. Mercnr Finds No Color Blindness Among the Fire Fighters. ' HE SATS THE MEN MUST BE EXERCISED "Jly examinations show the employes of the Fire Burea.. to be in excellent con dition physically," Dr. Mercnr said yester day atternoon. "Thev went onlv to the bodily condition of the men, their height, J last dragged intb place. weigni, general oeann, Keenness oi eye sight, etc. As. a rnle, the men are up to the average. Those who fail to come np to the standard of physical soundness are gen erally men who have been connected with the department for many yeais and have grown old or been disabled in the service. I found one man who had been on the force 33 years. Another man was disabled while on duty. He cannot do active work at fires, bnt is kept at the engine house, where he is useful. It is bnt justice that the city should retain such men in its service. They are worthy pensioners. "The man who showed the best chest ex pansion is Captain Robert HcConway, of No. 6. Captain John Lennox, of "No. 5, has also a spendidly developed chest. In the entire bureau I, did oot find one case of color blindness. I examined the men's eyes only on the primary and secondary colors, such as red, blue and green. It would be a serious defect if a fireman could not dis tinguish red. I could not tell a great deal about the habits of the men. I did not in quire into them. A man might be a hard drinker, and if he were young it might not have affected his heart or other organs yet, although it would later. '"It is impossible for me to say what com pany ranks the highest. The men were ex amined individually. I simply had blank forms to fill out, and as rapidly as I did so'I turned them over to Chief Brown's clerk. I did not have time to look over them collect- ' ively. POLITICS NO OBJECT. "I do not believe there was any political object in having the examinations made. I think that Chief Brown simply desired, for the good of the service, to know who the best men are. I don't believe that he in tends to discharge those old-timers who have aone good work, but are now physically run down. Under his instructions, I did my work conscientiously, without favoritism. Every case went down on its merits. I made, i in my reports, no recommendations or suggestions. I do not believe that there was a man who failed to come up to the standard who did not know it himself. From the examinations made, I shall not expect many changes. "Firemen ought to take a good deal more j exercise than they do. As a rnle they are indolent. They eat too much and do not exercise enough, ilen who are not naturally athletic grow more indolent year after year. I have known men to go into the service in good physical condition who would soon run down. Work as work does not develop a man physically as well as proper exercise. There ought to lie a rowing machine in every engine house. I think that is the best thing that can be used. Striking the bag is also a good exercise. Both of these things have some excitement about them, and the men are more likely to use them than clubs or dumb-bells. "Some regular form of exercise onght to be made obligatory. "While a few men love aexercise, most of them do not. Such a man as Captain Hannigan, ot No. 2, is an excellent example to the lorce. He exer cises regularly, is a fine specimen of man hood, and knows how to take care of him self. Very few ot the men, however, fol low his example. I made no written recom mendation to Chief Brown on the subject of obligatory exercise, though I have spoken to him about it. I think it is likely that something in that line will be done soon." WHO triLI, BE HJSPECTOE? Chief Brown has not yet looked over the examination papers. "He said vesterdav that no changes in the bureau would be made inside of a weeE. Members of the bureau, even the higher officials, claim to be ignorant ot the exact place which will be occupied by the proposed Fire Insoector. It is generally thought that he will rank as an assistant superintendent. In the gossip about City Hall and in police and fire cir cles, only one name is connected with the position, that of Inspector McAleese. That gentleman is now in Chicago, and is ex pected to be at home to-morrow. m Jjo. a engine house, on Smithfield street, is an interesting relic of the man whom the fire laddies regard as having been the athletic chief ot the Pittsburg depart ment. It is a cast, in iron, of the arm of James Hammill. He was the champion oarsman of America. From 18T2 until 1875, a few-months before his death, he was a boseman in Kb. 2 company. The arm is not an unusually large one, but the devel opment of the muscles it magnificent The iron arm stands upon a small pedestal and is to be seen in the gymnasium on the top floor. The dumbbell's and clubs there were nearly all Hammill's property. The biggest bell, weighing 116 pounds, he used occa sionally, but his practice was usually with a24-pound bell. His brother, John Ham mill, is at present the storekeeper for the Pire Bureau. A FINE ART EXHIBIT. Mr. Johns la Hanging Over l.OOOiOrlR Inala at the Exposition Now for the Grand Opening This Week. The week just passed has brought about some wonderful changes in the Exposition buildings, and noneare more marked than those about the great iron structure. Nat ural gas was ignited in the great boilers Inst evening in order to dry out the brick walls surrounding them, and to test the water connections. Both engines are now in place though connections have not been made. The first exhibit to be shown in the great hall rolled buoyantly into the building Saturday in the shape of a handsomely fin ished engine from the works of Dilworth, Porter & Co. The men gave a cheer of de light when the stubborn "dinkey" was at THE LOAN ALLOWED. ASuit Involving$10,000,000 Against the B. & 0. Road Knocked Out BY-HASTER CARNAHAFS REPORT. He Decides tlio Loan Was Eegular and . Legitimately Applied. SOME BIG ESTATES ARE THE LOSERS Progress at the main building, however. has been even more marked. Contractors have done their part on the interior, and it is now the exhibitor's turn to hustle, and, judging from appearances, they are getting an able-bodied move on. Bunting and flag decorations are completed, and Mr. Lauten slager is devoting his attention to fixing up some of the prettiest French ideas in decora tions on Groetzinger's stand. Monday morn ing he, with other decorators, will turn their .attention to floral decorations in the large entrance which, when finished, will be a marvel. The iron fences are going up abominably slow, but contractors are sanguine all will be finished. Lovers of art will be delighted to hear that Mr. Johns is once again in a good humor. Electric lights will be finished for his rooms Monday, and if the men had been at all in clined to work overtime, they could have been finished last night. Each room is to be illuminated with from 50 to 120 electric lights, and Mr. Johns has hung them in places guaranteed by mathematical calcula tion ana an artistic eye to cast their beams at such an angle as to produce the most pleasing and telling effects. Probably one of the most unique exhibi tions in an artistic line ever shown, will be the room in which some 80 to 100 Century originals will be shown. These pictures are impressions by the best artists, from which the cuts that have made Century famous have been taken. They are valued very highly in New York, especially some of the originals of the noted "war articles," bnt New Yorkers showed their'armreciation of Pittsburg's great show by gladly loaning them. In all, there will be between 800 and 1.600 pictures on exhibition, not a -single one of which is a copy, and it is claimed by critics it is certainly the finest gallery ever shown west of the mountains. As regards, the buildings, ticket offices have been put up, and doors are on the main building, and everything seems to justify the President's remark: "We are as nearly finished now as is the average Ex position." One thing, however, is certain, human nature cannot stand .that gloomy cloud of Point dust, and if the city doesn't turn in and do the right thing by one of her great est enterprises, then either her heart or her head is in the wrong place. Abont Smoky Island. A storm in a teacup is now raging with regard to the possession of "Smoky Island" as the track of land lying along the Allegheny river front, and running parallel with School street, Allegheny, is called. The Pittsburg and Western Railway whose tracks run past the lovely "island" in question, claim it; and the worthy burgesses of Allegheny City say it belongs to them. The Monday night streets committee will take action on the matter. AN ASCIEKT FIDDLE. It is Prized Highly, Became Stephen C Foster Flayed on It. W. B. Weisser, Esq., of Tarentum, has in his possession a most valuable and valued violin. The instrument was made about 200 years ago in Berlin, Germany, and it has come down into Mr. Weisser's owner ship through a long line of ancestry. W hen a relative of Mr. Weisser's was visiting Stephen C. Foster he told the latter of the violin's great age. Mr. Foster asked to see it When it was handed to him he drew the bow across the strings, and a mel low and enchanting sound was the result. Upon this old instrument two songs dear u me ukui " every American naa their birth, namely, "Suwanee Eiver" and "The Old Folks at Home." As long as Stephen Foster lived he delighted to take the old fiddle in his hand and fill the air with the sweet creations of his brain. N Specinl Excursion to Geltysbnrc. On Monday, September 9, the B. & O. B. E. will run a special train, leaving Pitts burg at 8 A. M.. with dav coaches and Pull man parlor cars attached, arriving at An- tietam at 5:10 p. M., where stop will be made I ingat Gettysburg at8P.-M. The fare for the round trip will be 58 95 from Pittsburg. Passengers will have the privilege of return ing from Gettysburg via Baltimore, Wash ington and Harper's Ferry. 1 In addition to this special excursion, tickets will be on sale from September 7 to 12, inclusive, good to return until the 18th, inclusive, via this route or via Washington and Baltimore goiug, and returning via same route, or via Harper's Ferry, Wever- mu auu .nagersiown. xicKets via all routes $8 95. ' Secure your tickets and parlor car seats early. For further information address or apply to E. D. Smith, Division Passenger Agent, cor. Fifth ave. and Wood st. Pittsburg. Trefoil Gipsy Rings, A charming novelty for misses and chil drenbright and sparkling all colors and combinations. E. P. Eoberts & Sons have so many new ideas in the ring line that ifis a real pleasure to inspect their stock. Early Buyers, Look Here. Here is a chance lor bnvers of oorl- foil clothing which won't present itself again .u.j t.uu. vu ucn jjuuus, irean irom our workshops, are arriving daily, and if we had three times theamonnt of .space that we have it would not be large enough to hold all the goods that onr buyers have pur chased. We have decided on holding a big suit saleon Monday and Tuesday, and begin by naming prices just about 5 per cent in advance of what the goods cost. We have a dandv suit marked $15 which can't be pro duced anywhere for $25, and at 512 we show 12 distinct styles of men's fine cutawav and sack suits that are really worth 520. " One thing is certain, our 510 suits beat the world. p. c. C. C, Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., oppl Court House. Despair not, whatever may vour afflic tions be, only call on Dr. Griffith Drug Co. for renewed health. Doubt not. Doubt has killed its thousands, and prejudice has lea tens of thousands to the slaughter. Think lor a moment. Why should the afflicted not give way to reason and afford a fair trial to the world-known Ta-va-zon remedies of Dr. Griffith, 301 to 307 Grant street, Pittsburg, Bead "Herald of Health." v , A KEW ORGAN FOR J0BXST0WK. The BJetnodlst Church There Will be Eeno rnted In Sstyle. The M. E. Church at Johnstown, which bravedjhe late flood, is to have a new pipe organ" worth $3,000. It will be built by Granville Wood & Son, of Michigan. The church is also to be completely renovated. Wherever any fear is entertained for the safety of any portion of the building, it will be .rebuilt. It will also be frescoed and reseated, ASSESSORS' EXPENSES. The Finance Committee Appropriates 83,500 for This Purpose. The Finance Committee of Councils met yesterday afternoon. A communication from the Assessors Asking for an appropri ation of $3,500 from the contingent fund for , their running expeni-es for the remainder of the fiscal rear was received, and the armro- priation was tna(e: yM v ktM.'.G. Comer, diamond expert and jew iler?C33Smithneld'strcet.. 1 - - Ilntnpden Railroad Watches And the celebrated Bavmond Elgin watches are a leading feature with E. P. Eoberts & Sons, cor. Filth ave. and Market st. They carry a full stock in silver or gold cases. All warranted to pass inspection. Gallery Open Monday. Pine cabinets $1 00 per doz. at Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market st, Pittsburg. jui welcome, use elevator. Marquis Rings, The newest and most popular of ladies rings, exquisite shape marvels of beautv made in all diamonds and blended with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and opals. A superb assortment great variety of prices. E. P Boberts & Sons make a leading spe cialty of diamonds and precious stones. Labor Day. Hendricks & Co., 68 Federal street, Allegheny, will have their gallery open all day. Have your photograph taken. Cabinets only $1 a dozen. Bring the little Jolts. . Axti the new styles and colors jn jackets and long wraps for fall now opened. Hcgds & Hacke. B. B. Carnahan, Esq., examiner and master in the case of John B. Gloninger, administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo of -Sarah B. Fetterman, deceased, and executor of the estate of Gilbert L. B. Fetterman, deceased, and Ada K. Chain, for herself, vs the Pittsburg and Connells ville Bailway Company, Baltimore and Ohio Bailway Company, Union Trus. Com pany, of New YorR, and Robert Garrett and the directors of Pittsburg and Connells vjjle Bailway Company yesterday filed his report in the Court of Common Pleas No.l. The trouble grew out of a loan of 10,000,000 negotiated in 1885. and to which plaintiffs objected. The report is very voluminous, extending over some 300 pages of type writer sheet. The attorneys for the plain tiffs were D. T. Watson, W. S. Pier and T. C. Lazear, Esqrs., and for the defense Johns McCleave and J. S. Ferguson, Esqrs. Mr Carnahan was appointed master and examiner on June 5, 1886, to report facts, found and a form of decree. "There was taking of testimony at frequent intervals during two years and six davs, and nearly 'all the notables in the companies mentioned- from Itobert Garrett down, were examined at one time or other. Mr. Gloninger, as administrator ef the es tate of Mrs. Sarah B. Fetterman, deceased, held 110 shares of the capital stock of the Pittsburg and Connellsville Bailway Com pany, and ten shares as the executor of Gil bert Fetterman, deceased, and Ida Chain five shares. Subsequently the executors of Daniel Cane, deceased; the administrator of the estate of Peter Eist, deceased, and James Hurst, for himself, were allowed to intervene as plaintiffs. As stated by the examiner, the gravamen of the plaintiffs' complaints is contained in the following averments: WHAT THE riiAlNTIFFS CLAIM. That the Baltimore and Ohio Eailroad, controlling the Pittsburg and Connellsville Bailway Company, in 1884 and 1885 desired to secure a loan of 510,000,000 for its own purposes; that the money was needed for the extension of certain of its lines in which the Pittsburg and Connellsville Hallway Com pany was not interested and with which it could make no connections; that the Balti more and Ohio Bailwav Comnanv nnnlri nnl secure the desired loan merely on its own bonds, and deemed the extra security neces sary to get sufficient 'deptn of financial "water" to float the bonds on the market; that a scheme was devised by the officers in charge of the Baltimore ond Ohio Bailway Company, in which they were joined bv the officers and directors ot the Pittsburg" and Connellsville Bailway Company, bv which the latter company was to issue" 510,000,000 of its bonds to the Baltimore and Ohio Bail way Company, to be secured by mortgage on all the property of the Pittsburg and Connellsville Bailway Company, whether then held or thereafter to be acauired. and on the franchise of the latter company, to enable the former company to float its $10, 000,000 without mortgaging any of its prop erty or franchises; that the Baltimore and Ohio Bailway Company was to issue its own bonds for 510,000,000, bearing the same aate, and a lite rate ol interest as those of the bonds of the Pittsburg and Connells ville Bailway Company, the bonds and mortgage of the latter company to be secu rity for the payment of the bonds of the Baltimore and Ohio Bailway Company, and all this to be done solely for the benefit of the Baltimore and Ohio Bailway Company, lor purposes in which the Pittsburg and Connellsville Bailway Company had no interest whatever. Plaintiffs averred in the tenth paragraph of their bill that the property on which the .Baltimore ana unio Bailway Company based its security, stocks and bonds in vari ous branch railways, counting the stock at par ana oonasat tneir lace value, aggregat ed 2,946,700, but that the real value of all said stock and bonds in about a dozen roads atthe time in question was not then nor at present above $800,000. It was also charged that the Baltimore and Ohio Bailway Com pany controlled said companies and con cealed facts in reference thereto, and it was also averred by plaintiffs that many of these stocks and bonds were illegally issued by the different companies and illegally ac quired by the Baltimore and Ohio Bailway Company. A STOKT TOO LONG TO TELIi. There are so many averments in the bill and they have been so amplified by the ex uberance of legal phraseologv, that the reader's patience would fail if asked to wade through one-tenth of the mass. Meet ings were held to take testimony in this city, Baltimore and New York, and the pleadings embrace so manv averments of fact and so many denials, qualifications, ex planations and counter allegations of fact in the three separate answers that the whole cover over 60 pages of printed matter. The master finished his report on the 28th of last Jnne, and on the 8th of Julv plain tiffs submitted 92 exceptions to the'master, going to nearly every finding of law and fact. Defendants' exceptions relate to mat ters of law and fact, such as the alleged laches of the plaintiffs, non-rejoinder of necessary parties as defendants, alleged necessity of an antecedent tender of restitu tion of the property, etc. The master states that he has on these averment and suggestions of error reviewed nis entire report and carefully con sidered the findings, and has found no reason to modify any of his conclusions as respects either the law or the facts of the case, and both plaintiffs' and defendants' exceptions are overruled. He states, how ever, that a few of the plaintiffs' exceptions should be noticed for purposes of explana nation. One of these is the seventh. TOO MUCH CREDIT ALLOWED. In receiving aud relying in the declaration of the Pittsburg and Connellsville Railway Company, as made in its annual reports after It came under the control of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company as evidence, except In so far as they are made self-disservtae and made against interest. taming the reports from 1868 to 1S88. to which reference has been made. Jtwas during this period that the lease of the Pittsburg aud Con nellsville Railroad was made to the Balti more and Ohio Railroad Company, in fact, the extension of the railroad from Connellsville to Cumberland was built, and put in operation, and operated for six vears, while Mr. Fetterman was In the board. The reports called the "Annual Reports" are the reports of the president and directors. There Is not a tittle ot evidence in the case that Mr. Fetterman ever dissented from any action of the Hoard of Directors during the time of his service as a director, or after be ceased to be a member of the board. The re ports made are his reports, and the reports of every director present, and not dissenting when the reports were made up; and the evi dence shows that Mr. Fetterman was quito regular in his attendance at the meetings. He also represented the stock of his mother's estate when he was a director, and atter be retired from the board. It mnst be that he was satis fied. At all events there.! not the least evi dence of dissatisfaction on Ms part. Mr. r e terman'dled some jears ago, and the executor at ii ne d non c. t. a. of Mrs. Sarah B. Fetterman's estate, of nis will, as onfe ana the same he.nlalntiffg in this case. STSOn.'as administrator de bonis has charged in bis hill that what was done by the President and directors during the period of Mr. Fettermau's membership of the direc tory of the company, was not honestly done that the reports were made under the "influ ence" of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com panywere "inspired" by the officers andagents of that company, etc. These charges are not supported by any evi dence in the case, and it is unnecessary to sair more. The conclusion is that on the law and the facts of the whole case -the master recom-' mends that the plaintiffs' bill be dismissed at their costs. HE TAKES EXCEPTIONS. WAISIDE THOUGHTS, Arising From a Series of Drives Over the Township Koads. ALLEGHENY COUNTY'S DISGRACE. Effect of Mixing Socks and Clay Generally in Eoad Making. MRBHAFEE'SEXPERIEKCE AND VERDICT J. Heron Foster Protcat Aanlmt the Snlo oraBnlldlnc Pending a Salt Is It Worth More Tlinn $140,000? J. Heron Foster yesterday filed exceptions in the Orphans' Court to the confirmation of the sale of the building heretofore occu pied by The Dispatch, on Fifth avenue and the Sheriffs deed issued for the same. The building had been sold at Sheriffs sale by permission of the Orphans' Court to pay off legacies under the will of the late J. Heron Foster. .The legacies were due after the death of Mrs. Julia Foster, who had a life interest in the estate. Mrs. Fos ter.in her will,lef t her estate to her daughters, Julia Foster and Bachel G. Foster, now Avery, whom she appointed her execu trices. They obtained permission for the sale, and when it was- held .bought in the property for $140,000. Meanwhile J. H. Foster, the son of Mrs. Foster, who received nothing bv her will. commenced a contest in.Bhilade!phia,wherej the will bad been probated. The contest is still pending. ' In the exceptions filed in this court by J. H. Foster he states tbt Julia F.and Bachel 6. Fosterks executrices under the con tested will, have in- their possession all of the property, real and personal, belonging to the estate, their right to which is still undetermined. Thev ought not, he holds, be permitted to sell, or offer for sale, the building or any other property belonging to the estate of Julia Foster for the payment to themselves of the legacies under the will of the late J. Heron Foster, nor should they be the purchasers except as trustees for the heirs. The transaction, he claimed, was opposed to the. letter and spirit of .their mother's will. Further, he said, the property sold was worth far more than $140,000, which they paid for it He asks that the sale and the Sheriff's deed be set aside. HE DIED IN THE ARMY, An Administrator Appointed to Collect some Money. Begister Connor yesterday, on order of Court, issued letters of administration on the estate of P. A. Farrelly to Mrs. Joseph N. Dale. It was stated by Mrs. Dale in her petition to court that Farrelly, who was her nephew, was a lieutenant in the United States army. He died in the service on Au gust 4, 1851, unmarried. It has since been) discovered that there is an arrearage due His estate, to collect which an administrator must be appointed. As she is the next 'of kin she asked for the appointment. HER FATHER UNRELIABLE. A Tonne Girl Flies a Petition for no Aunt to be Her Guardian. Mary E. B. McCommiskey yesterdayfiled a petition in the Orphans' Court, asking for the appointment of her aunt, Mary Byrne, as her guardian. It was stated that her father was sent to Dixmont. While he was there she was born. In 1880 he was re leased, but he is a drunkard and considered insane, and unsafe to have the custody of a child. For three years she has lived with her aunt, and wants her for a guardian. A citation was issued returnable September 14. DAMAGES WANTED. the The Defendants Accused of Turning Conrse of Sawmill Rnn. Kirk Q. Bigham, executor and trustee of Maria D. Bigham, yesterday entered suit against James "Whetsell and William J. Evans, for damages. It was alleged that the defendants entered the land belonging to the estate of Maria D. Bigham and built a wall and embankments, turning the course of the Sawmill run, causing it to do consid erable injury to the property. Conrt Notes. The Mount Carmel Cemetery Company yes terday filed in the Recorder's office articles of incorporation. Andrew B. Mlllec, Eso,, yesterday was appointed receiver of the Chartiers Creamery Company, which failed a short time ago. Peter Mueller yesterday filed a suit against Caroline Mueller and Christian Kirst, to oDiara possession oi a lot in tne Twenty ninth ward. 58c, 38a.,38c New side-band dress goods, 38 inches wide. Kkable & Shusteb, arwsu 35 Fifth avenue. Gallery Open Monday. Fine cabinets 81 00 per doz. at Aufrecht' Elite Gallery, 516 Market st, "Pittsburg. jiii welcome, use elevator. t BAEQArNS,in summer suitings and trons- rings at'riicairn f, 434 wood st. - irsti erings .K Exception 19 In adopting as his finding of fact and history of the Pittsburg and Connellsville Bailway Company, the printed reports of said company, which were formulated and inspired by the Baltimore and Ohio Company's agents, who controlled the Pittsburg and Connellsville Company. In reference to the annual reports referred to in these exceptions, the master has to state: First That the objectionable reports were offered in evidence by the plaintiffs. On pace Z14 of the "Pittsburg testimony" will be found the plaintiffs' offer in these words. "Counsel for the plaintiffs offer In evidence a compilation of the Pittsburg and Connells ville Railroad Company, which Mr. Washing. ton, when he was on the stand, promised to furnish, containing reports of the Pittsburc anil Connellsville Railroad Company from 18G8 to 1888, all excepting one year, 1S71, the book belug marked. 'Office Copy,' and marked for identification, "Ex. Vol. Reports of the Pitts burg and Connellsville Railroad.' " No objection being made, the offered evi dence was admitted. Tta volume is No. 2 of the reports, and there is not a report in tue vol ume which was not made after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company became the ma jority stockholder. Both volumes were after ward offered by the defendants and admitted, no objection being made. Second G. L. B. Fetterman, as averred in tho,anawer and clcatly proved by the evidence, was a director of the Pittsburc and Connells ville Company from 1SC3 to 1877, both years in clusive, belnc a continuous service of 14 years. He was consequently a director for nine years of the period unbraced in the volumes ton- L The exceptions to the decree upholding t$e will of Harriet K. Knox, which was contested by her husband on the grounds of the signature to the will being signed simply Harriet," were An application was filed yesterday for a charter for the Congregation of Choye Adam, of Pittsburg. The directors of the church are David Marklwitz. Jacob Hepner, Solomon jGoIdberg, Isaac Sehwartz and Samuel Lewis. Dawson B. Adams yesterday entered suit against the Pittsburg Female College for $10, O00. He states that be fell through a cellar hole in the sidewalk on Eighth street, which was not properly covered, receiving severe in juries. Davtd Richmond yesterday entered suit against the Citizens Traction Company for 810, COO damages for the death of his son Frank. He had been killed by one of the cable cars running Into a wagon on which lie was em ployed. J. H. Miller, Esq., yesterday was appointed by the Court, commissioner to report a ached. ule of distribution of the funds In the hands of Hon. J. H. Bailey, assignee of Graff, Bennett it Co , and to pass on the exceptions filed to the account of the assignee. Isaac Ckaiq, commissioner of the late Mrs. Isabella C. Comingo. yesterday filed Lis first and final accouut of ber estate. He charged himself with having received 137,556 35. The money paid out and his commission and 5 per cent leaves a balance in'his hands of 31,443 77. B. F. Ci owe yesterday entered smt against James L. Orr, the real estate agent, for $10,000 damages. The suit is the result of the prose cution of Crowe by Orr for forgery, for which Crowe was tried and acquitted. Crowe alleges that the prosecutioa was malicious and with. out cause, and that his character and reputa tion have heen injured. ' Maryland Exposition. ' The B. & O. E. B, will sell excursion tickets at rate of ?9 for the round trip, from September 7 to 14, inclusive, good to return until the 21st, inc!usive,.to the Maryland Exposition, at Baltimore. Trains leave depot at e A. M. and 920 P. M. IT. W. Shafer, Esq., has been drivingex tensively lately over the liner regulators which County Supervisors icalL roads, and which swallow yearly more filling without effect than' the famous Slough of Despond which came so near miring John Bunyan's hero, and Mr. Shafer" s disgust is several times skin deep. It is enough to stir a fever in the blood of either saint or sinner of any age to drive out ten miles from the city on almost any road, and at the same time stir up his breakfast and give him a sensation of seasickness, aud on some of these ground troughs he will be charged! and when he reflects that over $75,000,000 have been spent in these alleged highways, spent within this county and outside ot cities and boroughs, he is able to appreciate any honest effort made to give us a State law that will remedy the matter, 'it might pay a township .to send its supervisors to travel over theyounger sister, Ohio, and study her system of road-making, as cities "send junketing commissions to study municipal work in other cities. Mr. Shafer being asked for his opinion, indited the following: BONE BKEAKINO EXPJEBIE1TCE. "My recent trip through the neighDoricg populous townships of this county invites more than a passing remark upon the condi tion of the 'king's highways.' The sum mer has been more showery than former sea sons, and the result is that7 the roads are guttered and cut into ridges and so rough ened by exposed rocks and stones as to be passable only with great difficulty and no Sleasure. The condition in which these ighways are nearly always found is any thing but complimentary to the officers who have the roads in charge. There seems to be no system in regard to laying out of urains, nor any regard paid to the natural laws ot surfage drainage, a matter so im portant in a cduntry where the highways run at an elevation of 13 and even more de grees. By a judicious system of turning accumulated surface drainage off the high way at frequent intervals the injury from washouts can be wholly avoided, and until this is taken in hand by skilled road makers the country districts will suffer irom the want of good, smooth roads. r"There is no excuse for the roads of the county to be guttered 'and uneven, and covered with great stones against which a light vehicle fairly shivers in its course. Boad-making must be studied and the sooner onr supervisors make it a study, the Bounce win mev invite toe tourist ana stianger to take a drive over them and note the prosperous farms and villages that would everywhere spring up as incident to and consequent upon the improvement of highways. The ancients were far in ad vance of us in the art of road-making, we are informed that the Appian Way was so well made that for hundreds of years it was known as the QUEEIT op highways.' "Its history is closely associated with that of Borne, and in the classic writers of the time frequent reference was made to the Appian Way. .Modern travelers tell of the remains of this way. It was only from 18 to 22 feet wide and while at first was only 125 miles long, it was subsequently carried from Capna to Brundusium, a distance of over'300 miles from Borne. It was built of stone by Appius (whose name it commemo rates) brought from a long distance. The stones were cut smooth and squared and fitted together closely without any iron or other substance and it is said they adhered so firmly to each other that thev armear to have been thus formed by nature and not cemented by art. , 'This great and ancient way ought to serve as an example to our local road build ers everywhere. One mile of good road en duringly constructed is better than a hun dred miles worked over only to be washed away by the next shower. The country abounds in the choicest road-making ma terial in cheap and inexpensive form. A very good road observed by the writer be fore the war, and which yet exists, is the Louisville and Nashville pike, constructed of black limestone laid on the smoothed and leveled surface about 12 feet wide. This way was A MARVEL OF CHEAPNESS, and was always easily kept up. Its lati tude, however, exempted it from the severe tests of frost which it would have to en counter in a higher latitude. There is no necessity of a country road being kept in good condition over 15 feet in width. This would enable the Supervisors to concen trate their efforts to have a drive of suffi cient width and sufficiently hard and smooth to enable teams and carriages to pass over without the snap and jars to which they are now subjected. "It will not do to leave this matter Of road making in the hands of men who are full of other business. It must be in the hands of men who are charged solely with the duty of making the highways of the Commonwealth from the Ohio to the Dela ware as smooth and passable by degrees as the Appian Way. "But it will never come to pass that we have such highways in the rural districts so long as the owners of the soil remain in different to their interests. It must be taken in hand as the one thing needluL As the country develops and THE USES OF BOASS x A HiaHlir.jFWQML . Salt Entered Before A.Itrstan Grip AhM KaraJ CobhcIwbsb A- Breze w Ike Bellevaes Seme Law on ths Imports Snbjeot. af 1 x The borough of West BellevuS has lately, refused to keep its"highway to Belle vue station in repair Tjcau'se it was largely traveled by the-citizens of Bellerue, and in tolemn Council meetlng'on the first Tuesday in August, with1 their hats .off- and heads bowed" under the weight ofjrreat bfficial. re sponsibility, enacted: , Whereas, The road leading to Bf Uevue sta tion alongthe line now separating the borough of West Beltevuels within the boundaries of .saldborougbiAnd whereas, same has become borough of West? BellevUe by opening of Home avenue to said station, and under such circum stances it is questionable )t the funds of the borough can bs used to keep said road In" re pain and ,j"-' town,1 Whereas, Bajd,' road. Is used or will be in the, future almost exclusively bv citizens of the borough of4 Bellevue'and is useful and nece-' sary to tnem ana. snouid no maintained by tne said borough of Hellenic aud -would do If within the limits ol said. borough. , , And thereaoon thejsaid Council, by its I Street Committee, set out to fence Tup the owed. &u utb jit. coii uacciy ue (Jewell ujr a single team,, They have placed 40 olr more locust posts-right m the highway and 'nailed planks to them to avoid the repair the law casts on the municipality. By thin step thev have laid themselves as Councilmen amenable to the law for obstructing a high' way. Accordingly; an information has been made against them on. the charge of nuis ance, before' Alderman Gripp, and they will be arrested to answer the charge. The idea prevails in many' municipal corporations that they are only bodnd to keep in per petual good repair the streets and highways that their own. citizens travel, but this, law yers say, is n6t and never was the law, and is right in (he face of the meaning of the word "highway."- The "King's highway" is for all his subjects to pass over, and the more people that pass over one the more valuable the fronting property becomes. FOR SLEEPLESSNESS Use Horsford's,AcId Phosphate. Dr. C R, Date. Belleville. III., says: "I have found it. and it alone, to be canable of Drodnc tag a sweet and natural sleep in cases or in somnia from overwork of the brain, which so often occurs in active professional and business' men." ' ' " ' , Early- Bayers. Look Ilcre. Here is a chance for buyers or early fall clothing which won't present itself again this season. Our sew goods,Tesh from our workshops, are. arriving daily, and if we had three times the amount of space that we have it would not be large enough to hold all the goods that our buyers have pur chased. We have decided on holding a big suit sale on Monday and Tuesday, and begin by naming prices jnst about 5 per cent in advance ot what the goods cost. We have a dandy suit marked,$15 which can't be pro duced anywhere for $25, and at $12 we show Li distinct styles ot men s line cutaway and sack suits that are really worth $20. One ihing is certain, our $10 suits beat the world. P. C. C. C, Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. Court House. , OPEN THE-FALL 8EA! J H"-AX- ' ' AH IMPARTIAL rUtlX WILL PBOWUIICt THMR NE7r'FAUL"yrOCK THE ii -- THEIR FALD STYLES THE , THEIR PRICES TEB LOl ALL THE NEW STYLES, NOVELTIES, DESIGNS and HATEWAUi The product of the, widest experience,. the.'-greaWt amovs.of tVio amr1n,m.... .. .. t li-iV-. V! 1 11. . uw biujjiujuuit ui jk'ut aiuuuui ui MdjjiiAif wnuincu wras . A.uunicuuc ui wua.1 me people in ibis vast oasiBsg oewmr tw (mention even, one small ' portion of" the thousands apon tkc I rrnA 4.t.;- lt 1 !-m. 1! 1 ! . . gvuw uiiugs iui uu aiiu winter wear now uispiayeu id, out note " De a matter or utter impossibility. The whole store vs crowded 1 TJie Besfc dothing for Meiii Boys aixLChadrfc-k The Grandest Stock of Hats and The-Finesfr Assortment of Fiimwhing Goode. The Greatest Variety of Elegant Fc i Choice from a stock. All the styles, ia all grades from plain to hnest Three simsMvm FALL OVERCOATS. every breast measure, with extra sizes for the big, good tured A perfect fit guaranteed every' buyer. FALL SUITS. Pr?ces and qualities which will creafe a seartk;ad uniig every ininicinr person 10 our store, ui honably the finest and best ReaJy-made Clothing in this city. any size and shape (except actual deformity) fitted. The key wokI the immense business we shall do is "GENUINE BARGAINS." Labor bar. Jlendricks & Co., 68 Federal street, Allegheny, wTII have their gallery open ail day. Have your photograph taken. Cabinets only'$l a dozen. Bring the little folks. Fob a finely cut, -neat-fitting snit leave your order with Walter Anderson, 700 Smithfield street, whose stock of English suitings and Scotch tweeds is the 'finest in the market; imported exclusively for his trade. sa Gallerr Open Monday. Fine cabinets $1 00 per doz. at Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market st., Pittsburg. All welcome. Use elevator. F?R SHREWD AND SAVING PARENTS -OUR GREAT SALE OF- , BOYS' AND CBILDEEN'S CL0THMCK POSSESSES STRONG ATTRACTIONS. Among the very many extraordinary bargains obtainable raay,be j mentioned ; Knee Pant Suits at $1 -50, $2, $2 50 and $3, -A1TD- Long Pant Suits at $3 50, $5, $6 and $8. We are also offering Boys' Shirt Waists ia Cheviot and Cretonne! unlaundried, 13c, 24c, 49c up. Boys' Percale Waists, "Star The A. It E.. Church, S. S Pittsburg. Pa., will hold another series of meetings at Maple's Grove, known as Butchers' Grove, on September i. Services three times a day; 10:30, 1:30 and 6:30. All are invited. Dr. "W. H. Palmeb, Pastor in charge. ' Labor Day. Hendricks. & Co., 68 Federal s"treet, Allegheny, will have their gallery open all day. Have your photograph taken. Cabinets only $1 a dozen. Bring the little I01KS. . Y,V.W mace.t , ... , - . ' - . ... .- ... . - . - . ' standing collars, 50c only. JBoys' bnirt Waists m flannel, all grades,-r63c,J 74c, 98c up. Boys' "Star" PercaTe Waists, 75c and $x. Boys' Whitef omits, lauiiuneu or uinaunurieu, ait prices irom 44c up- uoys trercalej Shirts, loose cuffs and z collars, 49c, 74c, 98c, eta, eta, with " Ap PHENOMENAL BARGAINS in SCHOOL HATS and FOOTWEAR rf GUSKTS V 300 to 400 U I A -X-A .1. mantel sireei. Sel-TTSSU -: See our 60c underwear; greatest bargain ever shown. See our red underwear at $1. Enable & Shustek, mwsu 35 Fifth avenue. CHANGE IN MAKE-UP. IE SCSI'S GREAT MD ' GROWING BUSINESS : CLASSIFIED ': :: ADVERTISEMEHtS are enlarged, the necessity of every citizen interesting himself becomes more apparent. Engines and boilers and heavy timbers and heavy pipes are! to be hanled in all direc tions, and in the spring season a two-horse load on good roads requires from four to six norses, ana even tnen the strain and break age render travel of any kind impractic able. It will not do to say that railways supply roads, for the rail way does not supply the want of the good, well kept county road; it never can and never will. To give point to these remarks on the road question, let me sug gest to you to go out into the country some of these bright mornings and drive over any township road and see the rough stones that obstruct the wheels; the deep gutters that strain your springs and the unguarded precipices which endanger life. Then join with me in my effort to get the county folks one and all to unite in a for mal declaration that we must have a road system that will beget better permanently better roads thronghout not only our county but every county in this Commonwealth." .1 M. G. Cohen, diamond expert and jew eler, 533 Smithfield street. . Is a striking example of what an untiring- energy and strict -integrity are able to accomplish... Other merchants might with . profit study the course pursued in his treatment of the public by this most successful merchant Beginning not many years ago at the. very bottom of the commercial ladder he now stands at the top rung, enjoying the unmeasured confidences and trade of the people of Pittsburg and surrounding townsS "Why, it is a combination of pleasure and profit," a lady re - centlv remarked, "to oatronize Keech'?;. hpransp tripir crar That heretofore appeared On lishment is so brieht, clean and roomv: thev have all -the latest' thiS Dape Of THE DISPATCH tvles pnrl ht rnnfc anrl their nrlrec arP mnr th,n ,- J w w.y.w M-.- Vww wwwj ,... ...w. .v-ww wu-v, U4WU fcAAU4A lOJUir) able." Truly, this tribute paid to Keech by one of his pat- rons is worth ten page advertisements in the newspapers. And, yet, if Keech's excellent preparations to please his large army of patrons during the coming season may be considered' an indication, his future bids fair to even outshine his illustri ous career of the past. will be found on the Eleventh Page, in the Second Part of tnis issue. The Wants, Fop Sales, To Lets, Business Chances, Auc tion Sales, eta, are placed under their usual headings on the Eleventh Page. Adver tisements handed in too late for Classification will be found on the Sixth Page. O EUROPE WE SELL TICKETS FOR the leading lines, secure bertbs and pass ports, Issue drafts, letters of credit and money orders, and sell foreign com at N. Y. rates. MAX 8CHAMBKRG & CO., 527 Smithfield st, Pittsburg; . aual-wsu FALLjacketBl Fall jackets! Fall wraps! Fall wraps! at prices to surprise you. Knable & Shusteb, Mwsu 35 Fifth avenue. IVflB. jfev CJJ m.iStn) JHsS?S3 DESKS A SPECIALTY. COHPLETI in the city. BED ROCK PRICES. We also manufacture this wonderful combination Easy Olinlr. STEVENS CHAIR CO. No. 3 SIXTH ST., miaS-Sn PITTSBURQ.PA BHBk bff SraMWI till HKnir M ce&F""" " 'tt THE NEW FALL STOCK OF FURNITURE . i now to be seen at this model House Furnishing Bazaar cer tainly is the most gigantic and beautiful ever exhibited west of the Allegheny mountains. It comprises anything and3 everything irom tne cneapest Bedroom buite to the hnest. Parlor or Drawing Room Suite, while the prices will invaria bly meet with the'approval of the closest buyers. The same j may be truthfully said about Keech's new . ' it i Knlurnl Gas Bills Reduced 75 Per Cent. See our new gas fires, gas ranges, gas stoves, etc j registeryour orders for fall deliv ery. The largest, finest and most complete as sortment of any firm in theworld.'O'KEEJVK UAS APPLIANCE IJO.. 34 Kith ave. -f FDft ... . 6 . -. - Afcr rf AtW - i.f..- 0M.2 f 'I . .BL- ?f - l ..--. '. , ' :-, 1,1 Half Fare to Beaver Falls. On Sunday, September 1, the P. & L. E. K. E. will sell tickets to Beaver Falls and return at one fare for the round trip, on ac count of the corner-stone paying of the new German Evangelical Church. Trains leave Pittsburg at 8 A. ir. and 1:35 p. m., arriving at Beaver Falls at 8:55 A. si. and 2:42 p. m. Rfitf1Pn1nfF lootra RaaAr1li m AtKK -, - arriving in Pittsburg at 7:55 p. jr., central railroad time. The new ohurch is onlv two squares from the. P. & L. E. station at Bea ver Falhv Highest prices paid for ladies' or genu' cast-off clothing at De .Haan's Big 6, "Wylleave. Call or send by mail. aa 'REPORTS. HOWLAND HOTEL, LONG BRANCH, N. J.. Hert WAiTEB,Fropr., 3n o. B. Schlosseb, Manager, late of Hotel Duquesoe, Pittsburg. Jy7-50 FALL STOCK OF CARPETS CURTAINS and PORTIERES. ' The handsomest designs and best qualities produced by the 4 two hemispheres are laid before a critical public, and no ' housekeeper should fail to see the grand collection of choice., floor covering and draperies. .L I a -- ElEOH'S j LENHART COTTAGE, bemus point, chatitauqualab:e,n.y. The Lenhart Cottage is situated a minute's walk from boat landing and postoffice. It has a nicely-shaded beach and lawn, which are always cool and refreshing. t?e have a beau tiful viewof the lake from all the roomsln the house. The rates for rooms and board are rea sonable. ,For)artlculars address the proprie tor. I. L Id-NHART.BemraPoint Chant. Co. Cash and Credit House, and 925 Penn avenue; JSTeax .EsTi -n -Kht. S-bx-ee-b. v lr Open Saturday Nights tOI 10 o'oloofc, fPr -?- . ?' '11 Z&nggr .. f J V w-r . ""i VX.