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THE JPlTTSBUItG DISPATCH, .SATURDAY; OCTOBER 5 1889..
DOOMED TO DIE EARLY
Governor Hartrauft's Boom for Tan
ner's Shoes in a Bad Way.
BE DOESN'T CAKE FOR THE JOB,
And the Grand Army Bojs Don't Propose
He Shall Have it, Anyway.
TANKER INSISTS llt'S ALL EIGHT.
He Has Beta Offered Two Othtr Plices, Kelthtr of
Which He Wants.
And now General Hartrauft's boom for
Tanner's place is dying an early death.
The reason is that "the bojs" don't want
him. They think he's none too good a
Grand Army man, though he's an ex-Com-lnandcr-in-Chief.
Tanner thinks he's all
rsrrciAL TBLrGRAJt to tub dispatch.!
WASHll.GTCf, October 4. The Hart
ranft boom for the l'ension Commissioner
ship seems doomed to an early death. 2Jot
only is it stated that the ex-Governor would
not accept the place if offered him, hut
there has been some rerolt among "the
boys" against his appointment. They
claim that although a comrade in the Grand
Army, and formerly commander-in-chief, he
lie has not kept up his interest in the organ
ization as well as he might
It is said that if the place is going to
Pennsylvania, the man who will probably
be honored is Robert B. Beath. If the
President listens to the pleadings of the
claim agents, he will skip over the Camp
bells, and the Browns, and the Powels, and
settle upon one of the ex-commanders-in-chief.
The men who attaiu this distinction
in the order, it is argued, are usually pretty
shrewd politicians and can safely be trusted
to help the administration ont ot the hole it
has got into.
TWELVE ON THE LIST.
On whom has the President to draw?
There are 12 ex-commanders still living.
Judge Devens, of Massachusetts, the Attor
ney General of the Hayes Cabinet, is on the
Supreme Bench in his State; John P. Bea
is a District Judge in Minnesota; ex-Governor
Hartranft, of Pennsylvania, .and J.
S. Kountz, of Ohio, are insurance agents;
Mr. Bcath is secretary of a f re insurance
company in Philadelphia; Lewis "Wagner is
Director of Public Works in Philadelphia
with a salary of $12,000 a year; J. C. Bobin
gon is a retired Brigadier General in Bing
hamton, U. Y.; George S. Merrill is Insur
ance Commissioner of Massachusetts; Major
"Warner is a lawyer in Kansas City, and S.
S. Bnrdett follows the same calling here in
"Washington; Paul Vandervoort is in the
Government postal service; Lucius Fair
child has no settled occnpation.
Of all these, Judges Devens and Bea are
presumptively out of politics for good.
Warner has declined. "Wagner could not
THE FINANCIAL SACBIFICE
involved in such a change. Hartranft
as stated above, is unpopular with "the
boys," and says that he does not want the
place. Itobinson has sunk too far out of
tight Vandervoort has no backing. Of
Kountx the same may be said. Merrill and
1'airchild, both of whom have been favora
blv considered; have talked too muck to
suit the President Burdett is popular, but
there was an incident in his history while
he was Commissioner of the General Land
Office whicn, though his friends have al
iwiysdefied the world to prove anything to
his disparagement from it, would neverthe
less be raked up against him if he were
This leaves Beath abont alone in the
field. The claim agents would be very well I
cnflcflAl? wifli ltint T41iiiffrli !. J
choice would be Merrill, and they arelving
back in the hope that when the "rest of the
candidates have killed each other off the
Piesident may repent his course toward the
Massa ousetts Insurance Commissioner and
appoint him in spite of his loquacity.
TAMER CAN TALK.
Tko Decapitated Pension Commissioner
Agnin Finds His Voice lie Thinks
He's All Ulsht The Grand
Army Boys for Ilira.
riTXCUliTEIXGkAX TO TUE DISPATCH. I
New Yoek, October 4. After breakfast
to-day Mr. Tanner jumped in a cab and
drove to the office of the United States Ex
press Company, on Broadway. He paid his
respects to Mr. Plait, and the two held quite
a lengthy conversation in the cedar-lined,
gorgeously furnished office where the arbi
trator of New York State Bepublicanism
receives his political followers. Corporal
Tanner left Mr. Piatt's presencj with a
smile on his face, and returned to his hotel,
ttiiuciic muMuuiuc iu ufs jnenas until o
o'clock, when he left for Jersev City, where
he took the Congressional limited for Wash
ington. A steady stream of visitors poured into
parlor 68 when it became known about the
hotel that the Corporal had returned. The
Corporal appeared to be in good health and
fair spirits. He did not attempt to conceal
the fact that he thought that he had been
harshly dealt with by the Administration,
and had he wished to hide his feelings in
the matter he could hardly have done so
successfully after listening to the vigorous
opinions expressed by the admiring circle of
battle-scarred veterans that surrounded
him. For a man of his impetuous nature
however. Corporal Tanner was very discreet
in what he said. When asked how he felt
he replied: "First raie. I can
sleep as well as I ever did, and I enjoy the
esteem and confidence of my wife. I am
connoent tnat tne urand Army is with me
and that Ihave done my duty to old sol
diers, while Pension Commissioner. An
examination of the records of the Pension
Office will, I am confident, vindicate my
course while commissioner."
When Hsked what his plans were for the
future, Mr. Tanner replied: "I believe my
friends are not idle; what will come of their
efforts in my behalf I cannot telL I was
offered the Consulship to Melbourne, and
the Marshalship of Brooklvn. The former
I would not take because I did not care to
go so far away from home, and the latter I
could not accept because I had already
pledged myself to help another man to get
A delegation of Missouri Grand Army
men called on Corporal Tanner and pre
sented him with a memorial bearing the
following sensational head: "Bussey's AVar
Itecord Betraying his friends to secure an
unearned commission. He proved mercen
ary in administration, recreant in hMtl
and is now the arbitrator for pensions for
LOOKIKG AFTEE HIS CANDIDATE.
Senator lllicock Discovers That No Action
Has Yet Been Taken.
"jKFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO the DISPATCH :
"Washington, October i Lew Payne
and'Senator Frank Hiscock dropped into
town to-day, and called upon the President
The Senator reached the "White House as
the Cabinet meeting was adjourning. The
Secretaries did not consider the Pensions
Commissionersbip at all, and there was cold
comfort, therefore, for Mr. Hiscock and bis
candidate, Major Poole.
The Senator learned that nothing had
been decided, thongh the nomination might
be made inside of a week.
STICKING TO THE C0BP0BAL.
Methodist Minister Teterans Unite In Call
ins; Down the Administration.
Lockpoet, IT. x October 4. The
Veterans' Association of Ministers of the
v ' -- ( ' -WiSl fiVft-TfLfhi5rv- if 1 Trftisiiitr iistii-' 111 -hrf 1 ilffrf hi iiitiilammm
Genesee Methodist Conference, of about 50
members, held its annual meeting in this
city last night, and adopted the following
Resolved, That we have heard with sincere
regret or the resignation, as Commissioner of
Pensions, of Corporal James Tanner, forced
frcm him by the influence of politicians, and
that we deprecate the subordination of the
Pension Department to political wire pullers,
so that it cannot be administered by a man
who. like Corpcral Tanner, has the true inter
est of the soldiers at heart; and we call upon
the Pre.dent Of the T7nltrt Rratea In nlsu-a
the granting of pensions In the bands of those
who will administer it in the interest of the
country, and to bestow upon Corporal Tanner
such recognition as befits a man ho. in every
position, has shown himself a true friend ot
A STBONG DEFENSE.
An Alleged Murderer Will Charge That the
Victim's Dcnth Was Due to Improper
Medical Treatment The Re
sult of an Antopsy.
Washington, October 4. The autopsy
performed to-day on the body of Maurice
Adler, who died last night from the effects
of a pistol wound inflicted 'more than three
months ago by Frank "Ward, the well
known Alderney dairyman, will undoubt
edly be one of the main reliances ot the de
fense when "Ward is brought to trial
for murder. Adler was shot In the fleshy
part of the back of the neck, and when,
soon afterward, paralysis set in, the attend
ing physicians stated that the spinal curd
had either been cut or" lacerated, and that
death was inevitable.
The autopsy to-day revealed the tact that
this diagnosis was incorrect and that the
spinal cord had not been injured in any
manner, except possibly by shock. The au
topsy was conducted by Dr. E. M. Scbaefer
in the presence of a number of physi
cians, well known locally. and
lasted several hours. It was shown that
the ball had struck the spinous process of
me lourtn cervical vertebra, and smashed
it The bone had deflected the bullet,
wmen men passed around the spinal cord in
an upward direction, and finally lodged in
front of the third cervical vertebra.
The attending physicians, soon after total
paralysis set in, stated that death was only
a matter of a short time and that all that
could be done was to watch the patient
It was not until after the dead man had
lingered for CO days that they at l3st per
formed an operation and removed a portion
of the spinous process. This gave tem
porary relief only and death at last came
from inanition or "exhaustion" as
the Coroner will report Adler's body
was frightfully emaciated and covered at
every joint with suppurating bed sores. He
had wasted away until nothing remained
except his frame and a covering of skin
tightly drawn over the bones. The vital or
gans were all found in a healthy condition.
"Ward was released on $20,000 bail a few
days ago, but was locked up again last
night on the death of Adler.
An Orsnnlzed Cane Comet to Grief In
Missouri One of the Leaders Gets
Forty Ycnrs In the Penilcmlnry.
Macon, Mo., October 4. For two
months past there have occurred here an
extraordinary number of burglaries, jewelry
and money to amount of hundred, of
dollars having been stolen. A citizens'
meeting was held last Monday to
consider the best means of detecting the
bnrglar&, and Harry Gray, a 12-year-old
negro who had been suspected of being im
plicated in the crimes, was called
before it He made a confession, stating
that he was a member of a gang of young
burglars who had been organized two months
The gang was officered by a captain and
two subordinates. Harry Gray revealed the
names of his partners in crime and they
were promptly arrested. They were all
negroes ranging in age from 12 to 17 years.
The grand jury considered the cases of
seven of them on Tuesday and returned in
dictments against them all last evening.
To-day the prisoners were arraigned for
trial. Matthew Brown, aged 17 years,
pleaded guilty to four 'charges. He was
sentenced to the penitentiary for ten years
on each charge, or 40 years in all.
Elder Tidings also pleaded guilty to four
charges. He was but 13 years old and the
judge only gave him six months for each
offense, or two years in all. James Guy
pleaded guilty to one charge. He got 10
years. The cases of four others will be
tried next week.
QUITS A PECULIAR ACCIDENT.
Fifteen Hundred Founds of Pis Iron Fall
nnd Demolish a Street Car.
"rrjcriAi. teieouau to the dispatth.1
Bociiestkb, N. y., October 4. An ac
cident as peculiar as it was painful, oc
curred at the Lift Bridge, over the Erie
canal at "West avenue, about 3 o'clock this
afternoon. As a Caledonia Avenue street
car passed over the bridge, about 1,600
pounds of pig ion, used as a counterpiece,
fell from the top of the bridge, striking the
car and almost completely demolishing it
The car was of the bobtail variety, and
contained 15 passengers. Four of these
were seriously hurt, and one of them, lary
Birmingham, a 10-year-old girl, and John
Metzler, a middle-aged man, are not ex
pected to survive.
K0T SUMMONED TO BOMB.
Archbishop Corrigan Was Not Called onto
Take nn Unpleasant Trip.
fSrXCIAt. TELEGEAM TO THE DISP ATCB.3
New Yokk, October 4. It has been an
nounced in print several times in the past
week that Archbishop Corrigan has been
summoned to Home by the Pope. Mgr.
Preston was asked this evening as to the
truth of these reports. He replied:
"You may use my name, and I am very
glad to have it used as your authority for
saying that there is no truth in the reports.
According to one report the Archbishop has
been summoned to Kome in connection with
the old case of Dr. McGlynn. That it
CAUGHT AT TUE DEPOT.
Wife Has Adam Kandol, a Baker.
Bagged for Desertion. .
At 12 o'clock last night Detectives Shore
and Robinson arrested Adam Bandol, a
Firth avenue baker, Lizzie "Woldbert, a
19-year-old girl, ana Annie Candol, a sister
of Adam, as they were abont to step on a
train to bear them to Chicago. The cause
of their arrest was a warrant charging
Adam Kandol with desertion, made last
night before Magistrate McKenna by his
She alleges a few days ago he sold the
bakery, and from bis actions she suspected
he intended to elope with the domestic
They were locked up in the Central station.
C A. Smiley & Co.'s Speclnl Styles
In gentlemen's hats are a great success. Call
and see them.
28 Fifth avenue.
83, 82 50 nnd S3 Hats In All
The latest shapes at C. A. Smiley & Co.'s.
The big clothing sale at our store to-day. It
starts at 8 o'clock this morning, i
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and. Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
Stetson's Renowned Flats
Always to be had at C. A. .Smiley & Co.'s.
Men's kid and dogskin walking gloves.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth are.
Btetson's Henowned Hats
Always to be bad at C. A. Smiley & Co.'s.
OLIVE lVESTOll FATctxcrfuaa fw"
V WaWCWJ'.-. V I VJfftHy VN ItVM", I
STOLEN BY A SISTER.
Eccentric Connecticut Spinster
Who Abdncted Her Brother.
A YOUKG BLONDE'S QUICK CATCH.
Married to an Old Millionaire After a Terj
THE HDSBAKD'S HEALTH EAPIDLT FAILS
When His Sister Has Him Taken From Hit Home by
Force cf Arms.
A sensational episode is recalled by the
announced death of a New York million
aire, John Boyles Murray. It is the story
of his abduction by an eccentric sister, 18
months ago, and the hustling about which
he got then, it is thought, hastened his
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TDK DISPATCH.
Kew Yoek, October 4. The death an
nounced to-day of John Boyles Murray, at
13 "Washington place, this city, recalls a
sensational epLode that occurred at the
same place 18 months ago, and that is said
to have had much to do with hastening Mr.
Murray's death. Mr. Murray is one
of the family that gave the name to
Murray Hill. His father is said to
have left a fortune ot some $6,000,000,
which was to be enjoyed jointly by John
Boyles Murray and bis six other children.
John Boyles Murray went into "Wall street
and was for many years well known as an
operator there. He retired some 20 years
ago. In 1672 his wife died, but the oldman
continued to live on in the Washington
Square house, alone most of the time, al
though there was a room in it set aside for
his spinster sister Agnes, and she occupied
"WEALTHY AND ECCENTBIC.
This Agnes Murray had the reputation of
being eccentric Her home was in Green
field, Conn. She was wealthy, but lived
nracticallv alone, except for a nnmber of
dogs, and by her demeanor toward her
neighbors came to be called by them the
Dr. Frederick Leiss, a German, a gradu
ate of Heidelberg, and an inventor, with
his wife and his daughter Felicia, moved
into Mr. Murray's house in October of 1886.
Felicia Marranna, which was the daughter's
full name, was about 20 years old, a blonde,
of medium height, fine figure, a
beautiful face and most engaging man
ners, and within two months after the
Leiss familv moved in, on December 2, 1886,
Dr. C. E. Swope. of Trinity Chapel, per
formed a wedding ceremony between herand
Mr. Murray at the "Washington square
house, the witnesses being Dr. Leiss and
Horatio Henricus, a friend of the Leiss
family The Lady Agnes sat in a chair out
in the hall while the ceremony was being
performed. She was bitterly
OPPOSED TO THE MATCH.
Some time after the wedding Mr. Murray,
who had been in fairly good health for a
man of his years, began to grow feeble, and
in the spring of 1888 cataracts appeared
upon his eyes and made total the blindness
that had been troubling him for
several months. His hearing also be
came affected, and his mind seemed less
strong than usual. On Saturday, May 12,
1888, the Lady Agnes called. Mrs. Murray
was out, and the servants refused to admit
her. She got a policeman, and when Mrs.
Murray arrived she found the party up
stairs in Mr. Murray's room. They bad
pulled the old man out of bed and were
The young wife protested, but the Ladv
Agnes induced her brother to say he would
go, and the policeman told Mrs. Murray
she could not do anything about it Mr.
Murray was taken, half forcibly, away from
his wife and her mother,
BUNDLED INTO A CAB
and driven off. His whereabouts was for
several days a mystery. Mrs. Murray went
to court and got a summons for
her sister - in - law on a charge
of abduction. It was never served,
however, for on Tuesday Mrs. Murray re
ceived a note from her husband, at the Kew
York Hotel, asking her to come to him, and
in the course of time an arrangement was
effected by which he returned to his home in
Mr. Murray's great feebleness was in
creased, it is said, by the manner in which
he was hustled about from place to place-
wnne nis sister was getting mm away lrom
his wile, and friends of the latter allege that
his treatment then waB the cause of his
Democrats Seem lo Havo a Slight
Advantage in Montnna A Close
Vote on Prohibition In
Helena, Mont., October 4. There has
been no material change in the legislative
situation in Montana to-day. The Bepub
licans still claim it on joint ballot by three,
while the Democrats claim it by seven. The
election of Toole is admitted by the Bepub
licans so far as the returns show, but they
claim full returns will give the office to
Power yet The contest for the control of
the Legislature promises to be very bitter.
A dispatch from Fargo, N. D., says:
The Republican this evening published an
estimate of the vote on prohibition,
which shows a net majorltv for
prohibition of 1,796. The "figures
correspond with reports received by J. C.
"White, Secretary of the North Dakota Non
partisan Prohibition Alliance. This, how
ever, is reduced by Mcintosh, which
gave 150 majority against the article.
That leaves Steele, Griggs, Eolette
Mercer, Billings and Emmons to be heard
from, the aggregate vote of which, it is esti
mated, will be so evenly divided as not ma
terially to change the result. The other
counties in the State are unorganized.
A dispatch from Huron, S. D., says: Mr.
Thundly, Chairman of the Democratic State
Central Committee, to-night places the
total Democratic vote in the State
at 30,000, and claims 20 Demo
cratic members of the Legislature. He
says the vote is larger than expected.
Secretary Bushnell, of the State Prohibi
tion Committee, says he has sufficient re
turns to guarantee the statement that prohi
bition has a majority of 6,000 in the State,
or 3,000 more than expected. Huron has
accepted her defeat for temporary capital,
and is in the race for the permanent loca
Tfae Best Half Hose Ever Sold at 25 Cents
In fancy cotton fast black cotton and all
wool cashmere here in our men's furnish
ing department till 9 p. 21. to-night
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
82, 92 50 nnd 83 Hats In All
The latest shapes at C. A. Smiley & Co.'s.
Men's Kid and Cape Gloves New Stock
In fashionable colorings here now open
till 9 P. M. to-night.
JOS. Hoene & Co.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Brocade velvets, beautiful two-toned
effects, actual worth f3, our price 75c a'yard.
TTSSU HtJGTJS & HACKE.
A Fall Assortment of
Danlap'i celebrated hats always at C. A.
Smiley & Co.'s. d
A Foil Assortment of
Dunlap's celebrated hats always atC. A.
UUkUCJ W W. O
FOUL PLAY FEABED.
A Bicyclist's Vocation Ended br a Perplex.
Ins Mystery Two Tramps Thought
to Have Murdered Hint for His
Money and Wntch.
. tEMECIAL TILEanAM TO TUE DISPATCH.!
Spbingfield, Mass., October 4.
Richard A. "Webb, a young man of 26,
employed by the Agawam Paper Com
pany, has disappeared under ciroum
stances which Doint strongly to foul
play. To-day "Webb began a vacation by a
visit to Holyoke, where his brother and
sister reside. "He was an expert bicyclist,
and rode down on his wheel. He returned
to this city on the 10:45 o'clock tram, and
about 11 o'clock waB seen by City Treasurer
Tifft, spinning northward on his bicycle.
This was the last seen of him.
This morning, about 5 o'clock, a "West
Springfield gardener, in- crossing the Korth
End bridge, saw a bicycle leaning against
the side of the iron framing, and near by a
derby hat, badly dented. Further
search revealed marks upon the shelving
coping of the bridge, 40 feet above the Con
necticut river, as though made by the heels
of a body in shooting forward into tne
water. The case was reported to
the police, and a careful examination of
the spot was made. The rubber tire of the
bicycle was found displaced, and at first it
seemed as though the unfortunate wheel
man had taken a header from the bridge.
This theory is exploded by expert bicyclists,
who say no such header was possible from
the position and condition of the wheel
The North End bridge has long been a
resort for tramps and lawless characters,
and the view of the case now generally con
curred in is that a murder has
been committed. The missing man's
brother came from Holyoke to-day,
and offered a generous, reward tor
the recovery of the body, for which the
ponce are making general search dv areag'
ing the river. "Webb's brother savs Eichard
had a gold watch and quite a sum of money
in his possession.
Two tramps of suspicious character were
seen by a brakeman on the river road, this
morning early, near Chicopee, one
of whom wore a light overcoat sim
ilar to that of "Webb's, and held in his
hand a gold watch which he remarked had
stopped. The tramp's companion exclaimed:
"Here are some train men. We ought not
to let them see us." The other replied:
"No fear; there will no one catch us now."
The police telegraphed the police of other
towns along the line to look out for persons
answering such description.
The scene ot the tragedy has been visited
to-day by fully 1,000 people, and every
effort is being made to solve a perplexing
mystery. "Webb was soon to have married
Miss Lena Carr, daughter of Lester Carr,
LOOKING FOB MAY.
The Rcdonbtablo Fred .Wanted for Shoot
ins nt a Policeman Humors That
tho Bis SIx-Footer Has Been Seen
In tbe Streets or Gotham.
lBrKCtAL TKLEO AM TO TUX DISFATCH.I
New Yokk, October 4. The District
Attorney's office was stirred up in Septem
ber by a report tnat a red. .May had re
turned from exile. The indictment against
him for attempting to snoot Policeman
Daniel McCowan was hunted up, and a
bench warrant for May's arrest issued. It
was the wrong Fred May, but if the right
Fred May is not in town now,
there is somebody in town who wears
clothes abont his size, and calls himself
Fred May, ami has been deceiving some of
Fred May's acquaintances, who take him
for the original.
A well-dressed six-footer with a bronzed
face entered a hotel on Broadway,
near Delmonico's, last night, threw a
card bearing the name "Fred May"
on the counter, and asked the clerk
to send it to the room of a
guest of the house. The clerk
was busy writing at the time. When-lie
looked up he started. -"He was Fred May;
sure enough," the clerk said to-night.
"The Fred May whom every hotel man in
Kew York knows, and he was looking better
than I ever saw him look in my life. He
was bronzed and bright-eyed, and in a 'most
cheerful mood. I don't know when he got
back to town. He didn't make any attempt
to conceal his identity, bnt smiled when I
looked surprised at seeing him."
The same six-footer was on Broadway to
night, strolling, apparently at ease, and
shaking hands now and then. The man
whom the police want jumped his bail and
quit the country about a year ago. The
assault on Policeman McGowan occurred
mJJune, 1889, while May was full of liquor.
He was seen by McGowan at the corner of
"Warren street and College place, insnlting
women who sought to board the cars there.
May drew'a revolver when the policeman
remonstrated with him, and attempted
to fire it, and the policeman
knocked it from his hand with
his night stick and clubbed him almost into
insensibility. May was held at the Tombs
Court, and Justice Welde accepted his
brother, D. May, as surety. May disap
peared, and was next heard of in the "West
IN THE MISSIONS FIELDS.
The Protestant Episcopal Convention
votes a Day to That Subject.
Kew YoBE.October 4. In tbe Protestant
Episcopal Convention to-day,Bishop Pierce,
of Arkansas and the Indian Territory, took
the platform and told the Board of Missions
of the needs of his diocese, and of the work
done there during tbe last three years.
Eev. H. D. Payne, delegate from the Mis
sion of Japan, spoke of the work done
there, and entreated that further aid
be given them. Missionary Bishop
Spaulding, of Colorado, said the
property of the church there had grown in
value from $100,000 to $1,000,000 since he
had been stationed there. The number of
communicants, he said, had increased from
300 to 3,000 during the same period.
Bishop Garrett, of Texas, said they needed
there 16 more churches, a chapel for the
female seminary at Dallas, men as mission
aries and money to support them. Missionary
Brewer, of Montana, told of the need of aid
in the field, Be said the church had kept
in advance of the growth of the State there,
but it needed help. Missionaries imbued
with the spirit of 'Christ were wanted there.
Tbey would receive salary sufficient for
their support, but they must be reconciled
to hard work and many deprivations.
The Fbr Business of This City
Has grown wonderfully of late years and
with this increase the house of C. A. Smiley
& Co. has kept well in advance. The pres
ent season finds them busier than ever and
their factory well filled with orders.
A department is given over entirely to the
repairing and refreshing of seal garments,
and the successful manner in which it is
done is talked about among ladies having
work of the kind. There are no misfits, and
complaints abont the work are never heard.
A sacqae made over is sure to bring others
and to this thev attribute their great success.
FOB NEW SEAL GARMENTS.
They have said so much about the impos
bilityof buying made-up goods that here
only a word is needed.
STOCK 8ACQUES WON T FIT,
as expensive articles like these ought to,
and a garment made to order at this house
is sure to, and the'eost is likely to be a little
LADIES, ASK TOUE FEIENDS
about this fur establishment and you will go
no other place to have your furs repaired or
made over, and it you want a new sacqae or
wrap to get perfect fitting and positive sat
isfaction try no other.
C. A. Smiley & Co.,
Hatters and Furriers,
D ,28 Fifth avenue.
FIANI LESLIE &V.
how (Aey are cleaned and beautified, in to
CARINOFOK THE FEET
Some of the Fine Points in tbe
Chiropodists' Art Brought Oat.
CORNS ABD BUNIONS TREATED.
Ministers, Ball-Players and Ballet-Dancers
MANICURIKG IS BECOMING POPULAB.
Meandering down a street in the lower
end of town yesterday, ruminating on the
"many ills that flesh is heir to," and upon
corns in particular, for I had been the pos
sessor of one of the variety called "soft"
the past week, a huge brass foot attracted
niy attention. Happy thought! why not
have the obnoxious corn removed?
Following directions I entered what
appeared to me private appartments,
for never had I seen such luxurious parlors
used in a professional capacity. I was pre
paring to utter an apology when a young
lady stepped up and said, "Will you step
downstairs, please?" My suspicions were
confirmed, but after going down a short
flight of stairs, instead of turning me out in
the cold, cold world she ushered me into a
little operating room just as complete iu its
appointments as the narlors were.
unce in the operating cnair, sne removed
my boots and stockings. "Then was the time
for disappearance." Simultaneously with
her disappearance, the professor ot ortho
pedic surgery made his appearance, and as
under his skillful bands my feet resumed
their natural condition, my interest in life
and Pittsburgers in general resumed also.
By dint of innocent questions the following
is what I learned:
FEET ABE GOOD BABOMETEBS.
That every change in the weather affects
the feet, in fact an approaching change is
often suggested by these bartmeters before
the signal observers make note of it. Con
sequently business is brisk pievious to or
after any change in the weather. In tbe
winter time when rnbbers and overshoes are
necessities, corns and bunions flour
ish, and in the summer time, when the
warm weather induces profuse perspiration
these cartilaginous growths revel in luxury.
In all seasons of the yrarand in all climates
the crop is good. Iuthis city, at this estab
lishment, 50 people are treated on an aver
age daily; some believe that "an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure," and
go weekly to the chiropodist to 'have their
feet examined, as they would to a den
tist regarding their teeth. Others prefer to
pay for relief and suffer rather
than obev instructions and wear
common sense shoes. Among the latter
class, however, the female sex are the guilty
ones; the males, with few exceptions, will
weir anything and do anything rather than
suffer torture from corns.
The exceptions consist of young dudes
between the ages of 18 and 23 years, who
wear the toothpick shoes, with heels under
the instep, and wide trousers to assist in
making their feet look small.
MEN SWEAB, WOMEN FAINT.
Curious how the intense suffering caused
by corns affects different people. Men who
are genial and sociable under ordinary cir
cumstances are anything else but pleasant
when their feet are out of order. One man,
a prominent railroad official, noted for his
chatty disposition, develops into a taciturn
and cross subject; another, usually very
quiet, develops into a talker, and blanks
would constitute the main portion
of his language should I attempt to portray
it here. As a rule men swear when they go
Some of them dread it as they would the
extraction of a tooth, not on account of the
pain in this case, but because they belong to
the class known as ticklish. They endnre
agony while their feet are being handled,
and will lean back in the chair and
groan, while great ..beads of. perspiration
will roll down their faces. "Woman, denied
the great privilege of relieving her feelings
with a few emphatic words resorts to the
old dodge of fainting, decidedly out of fash
ion iu the present age, it is trne, but still
resorted to on special occasions. It is not
the pain they endure while undergoing
treatment that causes the faint, because the
treatment is an instant relief, but it is the
result of nervousness from past suffering.
HE BESTOBED HAPPINESS.
My informer was one of a family of eight,
all engaged in the same specialty, father
and seven sons, and the old superstition re
garding the seven sons being invested with
lucky properties was embraced by a yonng
East End woman, who showed her apprecia
tion in presenting him with a, handsome
pair of bronze figures for restoring to her the
loving husband of a few years ago.
The husband when first married was a
loyal, devoted, kind, considerate one, but
as time passed he became anything else but
a loving companion. He found fault with
everything pertaining to his home, scolded
the children, growled at the servants, and
scolded his wife, who tried in
everything to please him, but suc
ceeded in nothing. Suspicions of
another and a fjirer woman began to
take form in her mind. She watched her
liege lord, examined his pockets in hopes
and fears of finding something to confirm
her suspicions, but failed to find a tell-tale
letter. About this time "hubby" began to
show some signs of affection again, resumed
gradually the old place of loving husband
and father. Investigation proved he had
been undergoing treatment for his feet, and
with the curing of his feet the curing of his
temper was effected.
BALLET DANCEBS SUFFEB.
The constant strain of the ballet dancer
on the great toe is conducive to corns there,
and their suffering is intense. They have to
be treated every day, and sometimes during
tbe performance at the theater will have to
telephone for a chiropodist to come and at
tend to their feet between acts.
Tragedians like Booth and Modjeska who
play in Shakespearian and historic plays
wear sandals most of the time, and so
retain perfectly shaped, smooth feet. Base
ball players have regular pawnbrokers'
signs on their feet; that is they wear shoes
with three heavy spikes in to assist them in
running, and wherever the spike is in cor
responding locality on the foot the corn ap
pears, and snch corns.trreat big balls three
spikes, three corns, three balls a pawn
broker s sign.
Ministers, as well as ballet dancers and
baseball players, suffer with their feet,
some more, some less. It is safe to say no
one has had, or ever will have, a monopoly
on this species of corns. The ministers,
however, suffer most with soft corns. Corns
can be born and raised in one afternoon, by
continued walking, or by a single thread of
the hose rubbing a blister between the toes
(rhyme not intended, I assure you). This
soft corn is the most disagreeable of all, and
the most painful. Tiiere is one consolation,
however. Its removal may be accomplished
much more quickly than its arrival.
Closely allied with the care of the feet,
but a much more enjoyable subject, is the
manicuring of the fingernails. Truly the
artistic fingernail of to-day is a thing of
beauty and a joy forever.
The most unattractive, plain fingernail, in
the hands of an artist, will become beauti
ful. The skin around the nail is first soft
ened by the use of perfumed water,
then gently pushed back from tbe
nail and trimmed so as to leave tbe
half moon in full relief. It is considered
the main beauty. Then tbe nail is cut
crescent shape (the pointed ones are con
sidered vulgar now) and finished with a
The portion extending beyond the skin is
filed to the color of snow, and the whole is
polished, first with chamois skin and then
with the hand until it has the desired bril
liancy. Fashionable ladies and gentlemen have
their nails cared for once a week regularly,
and then before any social event, snch as
receptions or panics, iney come in lor
J extras. Therels great art and knack in
the maneuvering of the nails. They should
serve as a protection for the fingers always,
and be trimmed to correspond with the
finger tips to a certain extent
Gentlemen who are engaged in brain
work bite their nails and tear the skin
around the thumbs, consequently require
attention oftener than many of thelsdies.
The most particular class of customers in
this branch are tho young men. They ex
ceed in vanity the young ladies of the same
Pretty nails have been considered in
times past only attainable by the very
wealthy people, but they are becoming now
a positive necessity as -well-as a luxury to
all Young America. Both the rich and the
self-supporting class indulge in them.
Parents send their children to the chiropo
dist as regularly as they send them to the
physician, and some of the dainty little
misses are quite as particular as mamma
regarding the wee small hands. In this art
as in everything else it is an age of progres
sion. Thoene Bbanch.
A QUEER SUICIDE.
He Tbonsht He Had Committed Mnrder
and Was Driven to Pesperatlon
The Military Have Deserted
ISFZCIAZ. TXXXaRAX TO TUX OISrATCW.)
Akeon, O., October 4. Last night as
George Krause, a well-known resident of
this city, aged 23, was passing a saloon in
the south end when he was set upon by a
crowd of drunken Tonghs. He de
fended himself with a pocket knife
and severely cut several of his assail
ants. At last he drew a revolver and say
ing, "Stand back or I'll shoot," fired one
shot point blank into the crowd. It did not
take effect, but George Boehmline, brother-in-law
of Krause, frantically hurried him
away, urging him to go to tbe residence of a
relative In the country for a while, as be per
haps bad already murdered somebody.
This was tbe last seen of Krause until this
morning, when his dead body was found lying
in Beacon street within a stone's throw of his
home. His revolver, with two empty chambers,
lay at his feet and a bullet hole in bis breast
showed the cause of death Tbe saloon en
counter occurred early in the evening; and
neighbors heard the fatal shot fired about 2 A.
k. Kranse was badly frtehtened after the
trouble at the Saloon, and evidently imagined
be had committed murder. After lingering in
the neighborhood of bis home for several
hoars, apd not darlne to enter for fear of arrest,
in a moment of desDeration and remorse ha
ended his lift.
TBE MILITARY HATE LEFT.
Nothing; Deflnlto Regarding the Distribution
of Relief Funds.
Johnstown, October 1 All the members of
tbe Fourteenth Begiment on duty here have
gone home. Their tents have all been taken
down, and Captain Hamilton has also had the
tent used for the -headquarters moved. From
this on those who remain at headquarters will
sleep in Oklahoma.
Secretary Eremerpnbllsbes a card to-night
regarding the next distribution, bnt does not
indicate when it will take place. The weather
is becoming quite cool, and many persons who
are not properly prepared for winter suffer a
great deal. In addition to finding tbe body of
a prominent man in the river to-day. the State's
forces unearthed Dirt ot a body in a cellar that
was oeing cieanea.
The Sentence of Yonng: Lehr.
tsfsciai. Tiuaaui to mi dispatcb.)
Somerset, October 4. The Criminal Court
took up the case of the Commonwealth against
young Lehr, charged with the murder of young
Scott, of Pittsburg, and on Wednesday night
the jury brought in a verdict of murder in tbe
second degree, after being ont bnt a few hours.
This morning Lehr was sentenced to nine years'
solitary confinement at hard labor at the IU
Failure of a Fertilizer Company.
tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCII.I
Erie, October 4. The Lackawanna Fertilizer
Company is in the hands of tbe Sheriff. The
judgments issued upon the company amonnt to
between $5,000 and 510,000. Tbe company brought
tbe plant here from Scranton, and after getting
nicely started were compelled by the city au
thorities to move out of municipal limits. Tbe
assets will cover the llanilitles.
For Wettern Fenn
tylvania, West Fir
0tnta and Ohio, fair,
followed by light rain
on the lakes; warmer
PrrTSntTEO, October i, 1SS3.
The United Btates Blgnal Service oOoerfa
this city furnishes the following:
Mean temp. SS
Maximum temn GO
8.-00A. V 52
I2l09 V ....-. 13
1:00 P. M
2:00 P. X 53
Minimum temp.. .. 49
HlTeratSr.lc 8.5 teet,
a rise of 1.0 feet In U
rSPZCIAI. TXLXOBAJiS TO THE DISPATCH.!
Wabbew River 3-10 foot and falling.
Weather cloudy and cold.
Beowssvxlijc River i feet 8 Inches and
rising. Weather clear. Thermometer 67 at
Moroahtowit River 3 feet and stationary.
Weather clear. Thermometer 60 at 4 p. M.
Tho Everett Piano Clab or Co-Operntlvo
Flan of Selling Pianos
Is the greatest success of the age. We are
sending out pianos as fast as our wagons can
deliver them. Everybody pleased and
happy, because of the great saving in price
and easy payments. We have room for a
few more members. Don't miss the oppor
tunity. Apply at once. Circulars free, or
call at the store. 9
Alex. Boss, Manager,
137 Federal St., Allegheny, Pa.
REAI. ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, UK,
401 Smlthfleld Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. txs
Why Is Drcjdoppei Soap Like Sir. Ellf
Because it gets there; washes clothes
clean, beautifully white, sweet and health
fnl to wear; is the finest, best and most
economical for all purposes that soap can be
used for. Red need to 8c a full pound bar,
at grocers everywhere.
New Neckwear Men's Furnishings Till O
Come in and see latest fall styles this
evening. Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
C. A. Smiley Si Co.'s Special Styles
In gentlemen's hats are a great success. Call
and see them. C. A. Smiley & Co.,
D 28 Fifth avenue.
Those slightly jraperfect draps d' ets,
?2 B0 quality, we are selling at 1 25, are a
rare bargain. Huous & Hacke.
A Fall Assortment of ,
Donlsp's celebrated hats always at C. A.
Smiley & Co. ." D
Big Money Saved
By buying yonr clothing to-day. The
great bargain sale starts at 8' o'clock this
morning. P. O. C. 0., cor. Grant and
Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House.
- -, Hats for Big Heads ' I MBS'3 underwear. Complete. lines sAVsyg&u,
A speeialtfat tfAi Smiley & Co T 1 J" H. Aikta Cr.'rlWFiM are. JIm
SHAI CI71L SEETICE.
Soma Plain and Serious Charges lada
Against the CommiaeioB.
EXAlflffATION PAPEfiS PEDDLED
a Cleric Who Was a Close Kelative ot
One of tbe Members.
THE MATTEE QUIETLY SUPPBSSSIB
And tbe Accused Person Afterward Glren a More
It is plainly charged, with names gives,
that the list of examination questions asked
of civil service applicants has been parted
with for a consideration. The guilty party
was detected, bnt the offense was condoned
and the offender promoted.
"WASHnroTOK, October 4. Some time
ago the Washington Post charged that the
civil service law was being violated by the
Civil Service Commission. It charged
that the Commissioners, while requir
ing all department clerks to be
appointed after examination and certifica
tion by the commission, nevertheless ap
pointed the clerks to the commission with
out requiring them to pass an examinatioa
and alleged favoritism in their appointment.
Subsequently it tnade a more serious
charge, viz;, that examination papers were
being stolen and sold by a clerk in the com
mission, who had been retained in office and
promoted notwithstanding his guilt had
been discovered. To-morrow the Post wiU
print a four column article in substantia
tion of this latter and more serious allega
tion. A PLATir CHABOE.
It will say that s lady who went to a
teacher in this city for instructions prepar
atory to taking the examination was
furnished by the teacher, for a consider
ation, with a copy of questions subsequently
asked. These questions, it says, were' in
the handwriting of Mr. Campbell, one of
the clerks to the commission and a brother-in-law
of Commissioner Lyman.
The matter was brought by Commissioner
Oberly to 'Jfr. Lyman's attention, and the
published account says that next morning
Commissioner Lyman told Oberly that his
(Lyman's) wife was perfectly overcome,
that a public exposure would kill her and
that Campbell was as penitent1 as he could
The matter was then hushed np, although
called to President Cleveland's attention,
and Campbell was subsequently promoted
at a time when Mr. Lyman was the sole
commissioner. A long interview with a'
former officer of the commission, now
holding another Government' office, is
printed in support of the charges made.
The following corroborating letter & also
published for the first time:
A LETTER TO HABBISOK.
WASHtSOTOK, April 2V1889. J
To the President:
Referring to my note to you of April 20, and ,
to your request, through Secretary Half ord, '
that I should send to you in writing tbe in
formation referred, I now do so, stating I waa
put in possession of it only on the evening be
fore my note was written.
The case is this, and it shows that watchful
ness is a necessity to exact justice in all civil
service matters, and that where wrong doing is
bronght to light it should not be condoned by
retention in office. Mr. Campbell, a cleric ia
the commission, and a brother-in-law to
Commissioner Lyman, several months ago
when Mr. Oberly and Mr. Lyman were
both members of tbe commission,
copied a set ot examination papers prepared
for an examination and gave them to a. friend,!
Mrs. Blank, who sold them for 125 to a Mr.
Flynn, the principal of tbe Iw Insti
tute in this citys The paper came into tbe
possession of a Miss Blank, who went, to the
commission to ascertain if they were the ques
tions to be used at the examination. Investi
gation showed that the papers were in tbe
handwriting of Mr. Campbell, hut the. result of
the investigation was his
BETENTIOIT nr OFFICE
bv Commissioners Oberly andjLyman because
disclosures would have an Injurious effect upon
his sister, Mrs. Lyman. Mr. Campbell lias
since and recently been appointed by Commis
sioner Lyman sole Commissioner, from 11,000 to
$1,200 salary. There are matters connected with
the office of Chief Examiner which
would not bear a close examination
and to snch an extent are they known that tho
Integrity 'of examinations is questioned. There
is altogether too much left to tbe discretion of
the commission for thoronek regulations
which the commission itself has power to
make, and by simple orders and varying opin
ions almost any desired result can be secured.
I do not give you this information for tbe
purpose of inviting any action upon it, bnt that
you may be advised that there are ways of
wronz-dolns it is well for the President to
understand. Very respectfully,
A. P. Ed o eeton,
PBOTECTION AGAIKST P0BP0ISE3.
Iilvelr Little Creatures a Great
Bather to French Fishermen.
The French Journat Qfftciel recently con
tained a report which Prof. Edmond Per-'
rier had sent in to the French Government
on the subject of the best means of protect
ing fishermen against porpoises. Although
the depredations of these creatures have
been exaggerated, it is certain that they do
considerable damage, especially on the
Mediterranean coasts of France, by tearing
the nets. For at least a quarter of.
a (I century past efforts' have been,
made to lessen the numbers of
the norooises bv offering a reward per head.
and by other remedies. In 2865 tbe Gov
ernment Invited the fishermen themselves to
organize a seine net fishery for porpoises,
and they were offered special nets and sums
of from 5 to 25 francs for each animal. It
was, however, found in practice that as soon
as the porpoises felt themselves to be sur
rounded they simply jumped over the seine
nets and were at large again. Some years
later the fishermen at Cannes, Saint Tropey
and La Ciotat petitioned Government to
lend them a gnnboat, filled with torpedoes,
for the purpose of firing at the porpoises.
This was done, and the cannon and the
torpedoes scared away the porpoises for
abont eight days, but they scared away the
fish as well, so that there was no fishing for
at least a week. The porpoises, moreover,
are too numerous and agile to be shot, one
by one, in an effective manner. The report
sumsnp that the employment of artillery
against porpoises is perfectlv useless, that a
reward for killing them singly is equally
unavailing, and that the only thing to do is
to encourage the fishermen to unite in
chasing the porpoises, and in forming a
mutual insurance guarantee against their
depredations. In the meantime the De
partment of the Marine might continue to
indemnify, to a certain extent, the pro
prietors ot any nets that havo been Yery
Insurgents Attack Turkish Troops.
London, October 4. A dispatch from
Crete says that insurgents have attacked'
the Turkish troops, committing outrages at
Afteb destroying a very large number of
letters. Mr. Gladstone has selected 60,000 for
preservation, and has built for them a fireproof
room. When his biographer comes to overhaul
them, he will find his. work half done In ad
vance. Stetson's Renowned Hats
Always to be had at C. A. Smiley & Co.'.
The Biggest! Hat Sale
On record. Mea's-fine stiff hats at 81 50,'
worth really $3 50. P. C. O. O., cor. Grant
and Diamond sts. Sale starts promptly at
8 -o'clock this morning. '