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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1889.
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The Old Dominion's Battle Royal
Against Bossism and
EX-GOV.C. tON CHIPS IN,
Calling the Little leader a Liar, a
Coward and Several Things.
THE ISSUE TO BE MADE, 'MAN TOMAN.
How Generosity and Silence Hnvo Been
Mistaken by Mahone Tor Cowardice
Awfully Personal, but Not at All Politi
cal, or Course The blyness of a Man
With a Fine Roman Hand Insinuations
& to Bribes Hurled Back Into the Teeth
ot Their Antbor.
! SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Pjetebsbubg, Va., October 11. The
following address from ex-Governor Camer
on will be published in the Index-Appeal
To the People or Yireinia:
Elected in the year 1SS1 by a majority ap
proaching 14,000 rotes, and that majority com
posed of all classes and elements of our popu
lation, to the highest office in your gift, I as
sumed that trust with the sincere desire to deal
honestly with every interest, individual and
general, committed to my charge as Governor.
For my guidance there was:
First, the Constitution, which I was sworn to
Observe and obey.
Second, The laws passed by the General As
sembly in consonance with that instrument,
which I was sworn to execute.
Third, and subordinate to these, but not less
sacred within proper limitation, tbo fulfillment
of pledges made to the party which nominated
and elected me.
Reviewing those four years, I claim to have
made a continuous and conscientious effort to
reconcile and discharge those obligations, even
when sometimes apparently conflicting. Per
haps in some respects I failed. I should have
been more or less than mortal had such not
been the case. If so, the failure was not due
to any lack of an earnest sense of duty, or for
the want of a controlling wish to be faithful in
the execution of all these trusts.
EESEXTED AXD EEPELLED.
Retiring from that high position, I had
hoped to have (and believe 1 have) the in
dorsement of a large majority of my fellow
citizens to the fact that my endeavor was right,
no matter what my accomplishment may have
been. Still I admit that my administration
must be judged by its results, and hold it open
to all fair and honorable criticism. But there
is a kind of attack which is cowardly and im
proper and needs to be met with a force of
language which.under ordinary circumstances,
would not be justifiable. A reluctance to enter
the arena of personal controversy has kept me
silent, though restive, for several years; but
now a sense of eelf-respectand of a dnty which
I owe to the people of whom I have been
the chosen chief magistrate, demands that I
should resent and repeal assaults upon my per
sonal and official character, whether open or
insidious, and from whatever source emu
In July, ISSi, General William Mahone was
United States Senator from Virginia, chairman
of the Republican party of the State, also chief
owner of the Richmond Whig, then the recog
nized organ of the Republican party of Vir
ginia. I was Governor. And General Mahone,
then and there, committed the most dastardly
attempt to assassinate the political ana per
sonal character of an associate that can be
found in history. He sat like
A SPIDEE UT HIS WEB
at Washington, intent only upon using his bar
gain with tbe administration for the appoint
ment of Federal officers in Virginia, while I was
in Richmond confronting a two-thirds Demo
cratic maionty in the Legislature and writing
vetoes daily against the acts of which he now
complains. The regular session of tbe Legisla
ture expired, and the objects of our political
opponents had not been perfected. I had de
stroyed the McCormick electoral bill and other
legislation upon which the Democratic heart
was set. xne .Democrats wished an extra
session to complete the gap in their political
work, and immediately set about to take law
ful steps to secure them.
The Constitution of Virginia provides (6ee
article IV., sea 5), That the Governor shall
"convene the General Assembly on application
of two-thirds of the members of both houses
thereof." I knew this provision and had re
gard for my oath. But in anticipation of any
act ot mine in regard to an extra session,
occurred the attempt at assassination to which
allUMon has been made.
OnJuly25,lsbJ, appeared in the Richmond
Whig, an article, signed XX, and dated at
Rockbridge, Alum Springs, Va., which alleged
m substance that I, William E. Cameron,
Governor, was about to call an extra session of
the Geiieral Assembly (then Democratic by
two-thirds majority), under the threat of im
peachment and military coercion if X did
not yield to that demand. That state
ment was as false then as it is now.
JTOX TO BE BRIBED OB BROWBEATEN;
There is no man in Virginia who could have
come to me, or who can como to me, with any
threat, or with any bribe, as to any action that
I should take, personally or officially, in regard
to any trust committed to my charge, and both
of us be alive at the end of that interview. No
man ever did, and no man ever will, dare to ap
proach me with such a proposition. 1 was vis
ned at Old Point by Senator Hurt, President
of the fecnate of Virginia, and by Judge
Charles E. Stuart, then bpeaker of the House
of Delegates, bearing a document containing
the signatures of two-thirds of the members of
both houses, to a demand lor an extra session
of the Legislature. Judtre Stuart is now Ama
but lam sure that Senator Hurt will testify
that all the communication between us, ex
cepting social courtesy, was to the effect that
I w ould take the papers they presented and
hold them under advisement. And so I did.
And I consulted the best lawyers in the
State of Virginia and their names shall be
turthcoming. if necessary to see if I could find
a conscientious escape, under the law. from the
disagreeable dnty, which the Constitution im
posed on the Governor, of calling an extra ses
sion of the General Assembly whenever called
ou so to oo by "two-thirds of the members of
both houses thereof." I was not anxious then
to meet again a hostile Legislature with which
I had been hopelessly struggling through a
weary winter, while General Mahone was bask
ing in the smiles of his friends at Washington.
But I was not then, as I am not now, disposed
to shirk any duty because it might be disagree
able or for fear of the consequences to result
from a discharge thereof. I obeyed my oath.
I bowed to the law. I called the extra session.
During its continuance I again interposed
vetoes to every political act and gave my rea
sons frankly and fearlessly. These writings
are all of record in the journals of the two
bouses, and I abide the verdict.
THE FINE BOSIAK HASH SHOWS.
But what did General Mahone doT It has al
ready been stated that a presumptive attack
was made on me in the Richmond Wht g July
25, lS8t Itwas signed XX; it was dated from
Rockbridge Alum Springs. It was so published
in General Mahone's own paper, the Richmond
Whig That is, he not only attacked me out
raceouslr and anonymously in his own paper,
but he misdated the letter in order to make
my suspicion of the authorship fall on some
one else. And I have tbe admission, under his
own signature, that he was the author of that
1 was not deceived from the beginning. I de
tected his fine Roman hand in the proceedings
and sosn uncovered it. And yet, while I have
his letter acknowledging such authorship un
der circumstances of which any other, man
would be ashamed, ana when he says in that
letter that it never occurred to him "that any
thing said could be construed into a reflection
upon you personally and politically, and that
nothinc was more remote from my intention,'
et he has once, twice, thrice renewed the
charge, each time more offensively and each
time, as his nature is, under cover.
In conclusion ot this branch of the subject I
desire to say that any man who states, or inti
mates, that I was influenced in my call of the
extra session of the Legislature, in ISM, by any
other consideration than that of obedience to
my oath under the Constitution, is a liar and
also a coward, unless he makes his charges
directly to me and over his own name.
The pretext upon which these assaults have
been based is my connection, official and per
sonal, with the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank
of the city of Petersburg.
I am sure the officers oi the bank will testify
as to the legitimacy of my transaction there
with, and that the trustees, Mesrs. R. Gilliam
and W. B. Mcllwaine, who now have the
matters of the institution in charge, will certify
that I have withheld no assets, proposed no
compromise, interposed no objection, but being
a victim of circumstances, have done what I
could. Could other people say the same with
truth, the condition of tbe State and other
creditors of this bank might not be so bad.
PEOPLE XS GLASS HOUSES.
It is an old saying, and worthy of all accept
ance, that people who live in glass bouses
should not throw stones. General Mahone had
a son who owed the bank many thousands of
dollars without one cent of personal or col
lateral security therefor, and not a dollar of
that debt has ever been paid. On the contrary,
in tune to prevent legal seizure of bis son's as
sets General Mahone obtained from him a
deed, which forever excludes the State of
Virginia, or any other creditor of the bank
from making reclamation of one cent of the
many thousands of dollars involved. I have
paid all that I had in discharge of a debt which
1 acknowledged, and I am still pajing, and
shall continue to hold myself bound until it is
This paper is written with no feeling of
malice, nor desire to injure any one; but there
is a point in the life of every man at which
patience nnder persecution ceases to be a
virtue, and that point I have reached. What I
have here said is personal, and I wish it to be
divorced, as far as possible, from any political
significance. That I am opposed to General
Mahone for the Governorship is well known,
but I should not have obtruded upon the public
my personal complaint against him in order to
accomplish bis political defeat. I could have
continued, for that matter, to suspend my per
sonal resentment, and even, if necessary, offer
it up as a sacrifice on the altar of part) duty.
But he recognizes no generosity; he mistakes
discretion for cowardice: and he has at last
forced me to the occasion when the issue must
be made, man to man.
William E. Cameron.
Petersburg, Va, October. 1889.
The Pittsburg Embezzler Caught Upon a
Pacific Coast Steamer Ho Had
Almost Escaped Across the
lErECIAL TELEGEAM TO TEE DISPATCH.
Ottawa, Ont., October 1L A gentle
man who has just returned from British
Columbia, and who happened to be on the
steamer George W. Elder when Fred Allen
dorf, the Pittsburg embezzler, was run down
by Detective McKinDon, states that it was
by the merest accident that Allendorf was
captured. Among the passengers who
boarded the steamer at Tacoma was a well
dressed young gentleman, apparently travel
ing for pleasure, and with just the trap
pings of a sport about him. He purchased
his ticket.on the boat, giving his name as
"Fred Allen," of Chicago.
His anxiety to know how long before the
boat would start, and his apparent eager
ness to be off, made him somewhat conspic
uous among the other passengers. Before
Seattle was reached he had retired to his
stateroom, and when the boat reached the
wharf was sound asleep. Hardly had the
steamer, which was to leave almost imme
diately for Alaska, been made fast when
she was boarded by a police officer and De
tective McKinnon, of Pittsburg. The lat
ter informed the Captain'Ofthe boat that he
was in search of a young man named Fred
Allendorf, wanted iu Pittsburg for embez
zlement of $8,000.
The description given corresponded ex
actly with the young man from Chicago,
and feeling pretty sure he had run down his
game, the detective entared the stateroom to
find him no other than the person he was
after. Allendorf made no denial of the
charge, expressed no surprise at being cap
tured, and consented to leave the steamer
and accompany Detective McKinnon east
to Pittsburg. Allendorf had been in Vic
toria, British Columbia, but a short time
before, to which place he had been tracked
by McKinnon, who onlv arrived in Vic
toria during the last week in September to
find he had left for Washington Territory.
THAT I0DIST1LLE BKIDGB.
Tho Changes Snesested by RI verm en Will
be Carried Out.
At the meeting of the Coal Exchange yes
terday some important matters touching
river interests were discussed.
It was stated that the alterations to the
new bridge at Louisville, as suggested by
the rivermen, would be carried out. The
portion of the structure spanning the river
will be supported on one pier instead of two,
as originally proposed, thus affording a
wider river channel. A committee com
prising Messrs. George Lysle, I. N. Bunton
and Sam Wood, was appointed to act with
the bridge company in obtaining Govern
mental sanction to the change.
Captain John A. Wood brought up a
resolution relative to the proposed closing
of tbe channel by the erection of the bridge
at Wheeling. Messrs. W. B. Rogers, S. S.
Crump and President Forsyth were ap
pointed to confer with the attorneys as to
the rights of the company, under its char
ter, to close the main channel of the Ohio,
river men holding that it has no such
power. If the lawyers agree that the com
pany is exceeding its rights the opinion of
the United States uourt will be sought in
A BAILB0AD CENSURED.
The Pemlckey May Have to Whack Up
for Killing Two Persons.
The City Coroner yesterday held an in
quest on the body of little Ida Shannon, who
was killed by a team of horses on Thursday
night Beckless driving was shown against
ThomasTracy, who was absent, and the case
had accordingly to be adjourned until this
A verdict of accidental death was fonnd
in the case of Lewis Evans, who was run
over on the Pemickey road near Eleventh
street, Southside, on Thursday. The jury
severely censured the railway company ior
not ringing bells and sounding whistles.
The same verdict was found in the case of
Maria Dukayitch, otherwise Kalnovskv,
who was killed last Wednesday on the same
Gentlemen Best Values la Merino Under.
Also in medium and heavy weights, in
white all wool; in camel's hair; in undyed
natural wool; in fine silk and wool mixed
underwear. This department open this
evening till 9.
Jos. Hoehe & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Grand in the extreme is the stock of
Kaufmanns' ladies' newmarkets. Ton cau
have them in every style and make ap
proved by fashion: fedora fronts, directoire
and peasant styles, tight fitting, etc., etc
Prices from 87 as. Everv irarment imr.
anteed tailor made. Special bargains to-day,
Kaufmaxns Cloak Depabtsiext.
Feauenheim & Vilsack'8 Iron City
beer grows in lavor every day. 'Phone 1186.
A WOMAN'S WBH-SSSS??.:
print an intensely interesting collection of let
ters from prominent women in which they tell
what they would do if they were men.
A SIMPLE MUTDBEL
Dn Wood Advises Compounding of
Common Sense With Pathology.
WHY THE-SODTHSIDE IS HEALTHY
When Other Parts of This City arid Alle
gheny are Scourged.
TYPHOID TBOUBLES AND TBETENT10N
During a general conversation the other
evening the subject of the immunity of the
Southside of late from typhoid fever was
discussed, and Dr. E. A. Wood was asked
to assign a reason why Allegheny was
scourged, while the Southside was compara
tively healthy, and he did so in a manner
not only interesting but very instructive.
In a report on the Southside water supply,
which the doctor made to the health author
ities, he showed that all zymotic. diseases,
such as diphtheria, but especially
typhoid fever, are produced by specific
germs and by no others, and that
if they are destroyed and we
do not get them in our food, air or water,
we will not be afflicted by the diseases.
Each disease he named has its specific
germ, and all can be prevented by the
destruction of the germ. Typhoid fever
germs will produce that fever, but no other,
and dipthtberia germs will produce
diphtheria, but nothing else, precisely as
oats will grow oats, but not wheat or bar
ley." This view the doctor urged in his
A NATrBAL "WATER FILTER.
To assure the healthfulness of Allegheny
river water at all times it jnust be filtered
and then boiled. There is but little alu
minum, or clay, whichever you choose to
call it, in the bed or banks of the Alle
gheny. Sand is neither a disinfectant nor
an antiseptic to any great extent To make
sure it should be filtered beiore boiling, as
if you boil coffee or tea in water you make
an infusion that preserves the germ, or may
prtserve it. Boiling should be continued
for some time to make sure that germs are
destroyed. There is no doubt that alumi
num, or clay, is both a disinfectant and an
antiseptic. If it does not destroy in all
cases, it at least covers the germs and car
ries them away in the current of a river.
Monongahela river water carries a large
amount of aluminum in solution, and con
sequently the drain of cesspools into it does
not work the mischief that it does in the
Allegheny river, as disease germs are either
destroye'd or absorbed by the clay, and the
water thus punned.
All this and much more may be found in
the doctor's report" on the Southside water
supply years ago, but most of those of us
who are not doctors need line upon line and
precept upon precept before we can be in
duced to apply our knowledge practically,
and even doctors, as a rule, are prone to
neglect not only sanitary precautions, but
frequently to live as though they were as
ignorant of the laws ot health as is the
beck's bun- a scourge.
Experience as well as science proves much
of what has been asserted above. About
1873 there was an epidemic of typhoid fever
on the Sonthside. Intelligent search de
veloped the fact that previous to a violent
rain storm there had been two or three cases
of typhoid fever on the banks of Beck's rnn.
The rain cleansed the cesspools along the
run at the expense of the health of the peo
ple below. The flood from the run was
pumped into the Southside water basin.
the influent pipes being so near the
mouth of the run that tbe water
was taken up before the clay in
solution could absorb, precipitate, or disin
fect the typhoid. Experience has shown that
two or three miles ot a flow in the Mononga
hela effectually destroys those germs, es
pecially poisons from dead animal tissue,
which, as a rule, form the breeding ground
of the disease germs. While Lawrenceville,
Allegheny City and Sewicklev are almost
constantly scourged by typhoid fever, the
Southside has only had two epidemics in 20
years, and these were traced to poison
washed down from Beck's run.
In this connection it would be wisdom to
ascertain whether the Monongahela Water
Works Company has really placed its in
fluent pipes so that the water it pumps is
not contaminated by the filth lrom Beck's
rnn. The company claims to have done so,
but there are some people who profess to be
skeptical on tbe subject, and recommend
that the Board of Health make assurance
doubly sure by an investigation.
MISSOUEI MUD DISINFECTING.
People who have seen the Missouri river
know that much of the time it carries about
all the clay on Its turgid bosom that it is
possible to carry without becoming a mere
mud trough, and it is also well known that
people who drink its water exclusively are
never troubled with typhoid fever. If you
drop a lump of alum into a pail filled with
it the sediment is in a short time precipi
tated, and the water becomes as clear as
that caught directly from the clouds in
Well water in cities and towns generally
is impure, and where it is used for drinking
purposes typnoia iever generally prevails.
There is no w no doubt as to the cause. The
water percolates through cesspools, in which
it is not purified by being mixed with clay.
McKeesport has had very little typhoid
fever since her water works were built and
she began to use river water. Said Dr.
Wood: ''If I lived in a thickly populated
town where I could get nothing but well
water to drink I would stir clay into it be
fore use, and then let it settle."
Dr. Wood corrects a prevalent misappre
hension as to the supposed unhealthiness
of stench, and in this respect agrees with
our Supreme Court He says the piles of
dirt found on streets and elsewhere, as mere
dirt, are not detrimental to health, and "the
statement that ammonia generated by the
decomposing fillh and found in drinking
water is noxious needs revision; the state
ment is not likely true, but the presence of
ammonia in such cases is pretty
conclusive evidence that while the decom
posing filth was generating ammonia it was
also generating disease germs." The opinion
that stench arising from decaying matter is
a cause of disease is a fallacy. The fungi,
or germs, the cause of disease, have not tbe
odor of filth, if they have any, and the bad
smell ought to be as beneficent as the sense
of pain which warns us of imminent harm.
The sun breeds both blessings and curses.
DIET "WON'T TEODUCE DISEASE,
but if dirt be sownwith a iew germs, or
disease breeding fungi, they will grow and
spread mischief incalculably, sowing fungi
in other filth and developing new centers
of contagion. Dirt piles should
be removed, not because they are
dirt piles, but because they afford
ground for the breeding of disease germs.
Garbage heaps will not breed cholera in
Pittsburg, because there are no cholera germs
in the city, but they might breed typhoid
fever germs and others indigenous. Frost
kills yellow fever germs, and if the disease
reappears in this country it is because fresh
germs are brought from some foreign source,
when every spot of filth in the Gnlf States
will become their breeding ground. "Wheat
and disease germs may be grown in the same
dirt pile if planted therein, but neither will
grow anywhere unless planted. If the spe
cific germ that produces typhoid fever were
exterminated (and it would have bee long
ago if patent to the senses, as is wheat) that
scourge would disappear, and all the filth in
the world would not raise it out of its eternal
grave. The same is true of all germs, and
true of the diseases produced by tbem."
"But,'' said an auditor, "how did these
germs originally develop?"
The doctor replied to the effect-that when
some other puzzling problems were solved
it would be time to attempt this one. At
present the main fact to be kept in sight is
that they are here and ought to be stamped
out, now that it is largely admitted that dis
ease is the result of crime and should be
eradicated as far as possible. We are told
in the Bible that "sin is a reproach to any
people,' and if so, then so are its conse
quences; and to this view the most orthodox,
who hold that
In Adam's fall
We sinned all.
In Cain's murder
We sinned f urder,
CABBIED FROM VENANGO COUNT!.
Some years ago .typhoid fever ravaged
portions of this city and Allegheny, and
during efforts to ascertain the cause, it was
discovered that it had been epidemic in the
upper oil and lumbering regions the winter
previous. There being but few cess pools in
the country where the disease raged, the
germs were deposited on the frozen earth,
and as ice and snow do not destroy them,
they were washed by the spring freshets
into the Allegheny river and carried down
and were pumped into our reservoirs. The
Southside was not affected.
An ounce of experience and deduction
properly mixed is worth tons of theory and
a priori reasoning in such cases, and as we
spend millions of dollars annually in tbe
importation of guano, why not utilize the
contents of cesspools as fertilizer, and place
it where it woujd, while being disinfected,
prove a source of immense national wealth?
The idea set adrift by Dr. Wood is not
hard to grasp, and a nation proverbial for
love of money should not be slow to catch
on where accumulation and philanthropy
walk hand in hand. Victor Hugo states
that the soil of China is as productive as
when creation's dawn beheld it, and all be
cause no fertilizer is wasted, and the barren
knobs ot Allegheny county might, while
disinfecting the filth of onr cities and
boroughs, be made profitable to tbe culti
vator, who should be taught that deeper
plowing and turning up ot yellow clay is
profitable if the same be subjected to the
action of fertilizer. Could he learn this, he
might promote the publio health and at the
same time lilt the mortgage he has put on a
farm left him debt free by his father.
Dr. Wood answers Cain's inquiry "Am
I my brother's keeper?" in the affirma
tive. 2IABIT13IB EXHIBITS. '
Local Iron Men Will bo Represented at tho
The Maritime exhibition to be opened in
Boston on November 4 and to continue for
two mouths, is attracting considerable atten
tion among iron men here. The firms of
Carnegie Bros., the Linden Steel Company,
Park Brothers, the Crescent Steel Works
and many others have promised to show how
Pittsburg stands in regard to undertaking
the execution of work lor marine purposes.
The Exposition is the outcome of tbe agi
tation for the revival of a national marine,
and the question has so far advanced that
the next Congress will be asked to establish
a law for enlarging the navy, subsidizing
ships and protecting American commerce.
The days of wooden ships are long since
past, and since Pittsburg is the largest steel
center in the country, the construction of
vessels of the now generally used steel and
iron, cannot but be a question of vital im
portance to the iron manufacturers, since
they have the facilities for the' execution of
everything that pertains to the structure of
ships second to none in the States. The
building is now in course of erection and
will cost 00,000.
PLAMS FOB THE 0EGAN CASE. '
Chairman J. B. Scott It oc elves the Design
for tbe C,arnesle Library.
The firm of Hilborne F. Roosevelt & Co.,
contractors for the magnificent organ in
Carnegie Music Hall, Allegheny, are push
ing the erection 'of the instrument with all
possible speed. The contract calls for its
completion by January 1, and, if possible,
the organ will be in place and ready for use
considerably before the time indicated.
Chairman J. B. Scott, of the Carnegie
Commission, received yesterday the plan of
the case of the new organ. Although a
very handsome plan, there were several
changes made by Mr. Scott, in order to
make the general design harmonize more
completely with the style of the interior of
music hall. The revised plan was forwarded
to New York last night and work will im
mediately begin upon it The Boosevelts
seem disposed to exert themselves to make
the instrument worthy of its setting.
Erecting Kerr Balldlnss.
Mrs. Kate Louis yesterday took out a
permit for the erection of a two and a half
story brick dwelling on Penn avenue, be
tween Edmund and Mahilda streets,
Twentieth ward, to cost $6,000. The St.
James Boman Catholic congregation took
out a permit for a one-story frame publio
hall, to be built on Main street, between
Carson and Mill streets, Thirty-sixth ward,
to be 0x126 feet, and to cost $3,000. A
permit was issued to H. E. Steffler for the
erection of two two-story brick dwellings on
Main street, Seventeenth ward, 'to cost
Can He Hold Two Positions f
It seems to be a question in the minds of
some whether Collector Warmcastle cau act
as Councilman or not Some think Mr.
Warmcastle must resign. Others hold that
in the executive order, issued in 1873, still
in effect and bearing on this subject, the
language is such as to leave it entirely at
the discretion of the Collector. He can do
as he pleases, resign or serve.
Replacing the Stove.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad is voluntarily
replacing.the old time car stove with the
safer method of heating by meams of steam.
The device consists of circulating steam
from the locomotive boilers, and under Su
perintendent Ely's plan the pipes will be
kept free from condensation by means of an
In many families Dr.D. Jayne's Tonic Ver
mifuge is kept constantly in the house, and
given to the children at frequent intervals,
as a gentle tonic and febrifuge; thus insur
ing good digestion, health and strength.
Not only is it a benefit to children, but to
adults as well, in dyspepsia, enfeebled
digestion and weakness. As a vermifuge it
is unexcelled. Sold by all druggists.
A complete variety of best London
dyed Alaska seal garments and a most ex
tensive assortment of muffs, boas and fur
goods in general, now on sale at prices
guaranteed to be from 20 to 30 percent below
Kaufmanns Cloak Department.
Casey's celebrated "Log Cabin" whisky
is a fine Monongahela rye, pure in quality
and mellow with "age. Its qualities as a
stimulant are unexcelled. For sale atT.
D. Casey & Co.'s, Old Corner, 971 Liberty
24-in. plushes, 75c, $1, $1 25 and $1 50 a
vd.; the best values shown; all the new col
brings. . Huous Ss Hacke.
The entire stock must be sold quick.
Come at once and see tbe bargains.
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn avenue.
Fbaueuheim & Vilsack's Iron City
beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1186.
WE RAM WITH IHietr-
Stanton, in BtrndayU Dispatch, tpeakt of
American friendships with the European
THE- KITAL EOADS.
The Allegheny Traction Co. Sues theJ
Pleasant Yalley Co.
ABOUT OLD TRANSVERSE TRACKS.
The Three Aldermen and the Bander Gang
GEKEBAL HEWS 0P IDE C0DETS
A bill in equity was filed yesterday by
the Allegheny Traction Company against
the Federal Street and Pleasant Valley
Bailway Company. The plaintiffs state
that they have leased from the Citizens'
Traction Company a portion of the old
Transverse line, which was leased by the
Citizens' Company, with right to operate it.
The portion leased by the Allegheny Trac
tion Company includes the down town end
of the Transverse line, also the portion on
Sixth avenue, from Wood to Liberty street,
to Seventh street and down Seventh street
to the Northside bridge. The Pleasant
Valley and People's Park Passenger Kail
way Company, since merged into the Fed
eral Street and Pleasant Valley Bailway
Company, obtained permission from the
Citizens' line to run their cars on the tracks
on Seventh street down to the bridge.
The defendants now threaten, it is stated,
to tear up the tracks on Seventh street and
Penn avenue, and relay them in their own"
manner, and have already deposited the
material for it on the ground. They never
obtained the permission or consent of the
Allegheny Traction Company for this work,
and an injunction is asked for to restrain
them from proceeding. Messrs. Knox &
Beed are the attorneys for the Allegheny
THE SUPREME COURT.
Points at Iiiae In the Highest State
In the Supreme Court yesterday the case
of Miles C. Feely and wife, Sarah agairist
A. G. and S. W. Hoover Vas argued. The
case was appealed from the Clarion county
courts, and the point at issue is the owner
ship of 106 acres of land.
The appeal of the Citizens' Fire Insur
ance Company from judgment in the Com
mon Pleas Court of Westmoreland county,
in an action by B. G. Parker, was argued.
The case is to recover $16,000 insurance on a
building and store burned on March 14,
The case of Margaret B. Fink, appellant,
vs. George, Andrew, Michael and Christian
Fennel, alienees of Susan Danhouse, ap
pellees, is an appeal from the Orphans'
Court of Westmoreland county. The case
is one involving 74 acres of land in Salem
township, Westmoreland county. Mrs.
Fink is the widow of John M. Darehouse,
and wants her share of the property. The
land originally was left bf Frederick Dan
house, father of John Danhouse, and the
dispute arises from the mother-in-law hav
ing disposed of the property.
An argument was heard in the case of
Stanton Black against Leah Bow and
others, an appeal from the decree of the
Orphans' Court of Westmoreland county.
The suit was a controversy over the partition
of the estate of David Clingensmitb, de
ceased. The argument list of cases from the
counties fixed for this week having been
finished, arguments were heard in a couple
of cases from the eastern district
OAUDER'S gang indicted.
-, -. - '
Tho Grand Jury Returns the Three Alder
men Also. ,
The grand jury yesterday, after making
its return to Court, adjourned until next
Thursday, when they will consider some
.postponed cases and adjourn sine die. Yes
terday they returned true bills for con
spiracy against the Bauder gang. Those
indicted were John D. Bauder, Lowry J.
Bender, James Doyle, John Dougherty, F.
B. Stoner, William Nagle, Alderman W.
M. Maneese, Alderman D. K. Callen,
Alderman David Doughty and "Beddy"
McCall. True bills were returned against
Mrs. Hettie M. Garfield and Dr. H. E.
Campbell for conspiracy to defraud. It is
alleged that they represented to the Mutual
Accident Association that Mrs. Garfield's
husband, who held an accident policy on his
life for $5,000, had died from injuries re
ceived in the qccident at the Federal street
crossing, when his death was due to con
sumption; Henry Bowman, Daniel Sal
vincci, keeping a disorderly house, W.Cegie
liski, selling liquor without a license and
on Sunday; John Melville, selling liquor
without a license.
The following bills were ignored: Emil
Dorner, aggravated assanlt and battery;
Lonis Fritsoh, assault and battery; C. Mar
tin, conspiracy to defraud.
CRIMINAL COURT SENTENCES.
Somo Imposed Yesterday Many Cases
In Criminal Court yesterday Leopold
Sarsbing was senf30 days to the workhouse
for the larceny of a suit of clothes from
Jacob Heck. Ann McLaughlin was ac
quitted of a charge of assault and battery on
Annie Enright Max Wueterhausen was
acquitted of the charge of receiving stolen
goods, preferred by T. Eichards. B. Harrity
and J. welsch were found guilty of the
larceny of rope valued at 80 cents from W.
W. O'Neil. Sentence was suspended. Nico
li Valeni and Mollie Hastings were found
guilty of selling liquor on Sunday. Valeni
was sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and costs
and 90 days to the workhouse. The woman
was sent to jail far 90 days.
Maggie B. McFarland was placed on
trial for knowingly marrying the husband
of another woman. The man in the case is
Wm. Hoffman, and the first wife was Sarah
O'Donnell. The jury is out iu the case.
Harry Dougherty pleaded guilty to the lar
ceny of $3 and a razor from Valentine
Klinzing, and was tried for the larceny of
$3 from the barber shop of John Kearney,
v. unvuu avcuue. xuc jury as imb.
STREET RAILWAY STOCKS.
How 100 Shares Were Used as Collateral
for a Tjoan.
William H. Adams yesterday entered
suit against John D. Scully to recover
$25,000. Adams stated that in 1881 he bor
rowed $5,000 from Scully. As collateral
security he transferred to Scully 100 shares
of stock in the Pittsburg, Allegheny and
Manchester Bailway Company. The stock
at that time was worth $90 per share.
Since then Scully has( held the stock and
collected all the dividends on it, applying
the monev to his own use. The stock is
now valued at $225 per share, and Scullv
refuses to transfer it back to Adams,
though he only held it in trust, it is
claimed, and Adams has tendered pavment
of the $5,000. In addition, Adams alleges
that Scully voted on the stock all the time,
and always voted as W. D. Kountz desired.
WM. M. DARLINGTON'S WILL.
It Is tbo Shortest Ever Filed In This
The will of the late William M. Darling
ton, of Guyasuta, was fifed yesterday. The
will is said to be the shortest ever probated
in thiB joounty, containing but one sentence.
jae left his entire estate to hia wife, and ap-
points her and his son, O'Hara Darlington,
, THE EASIEST WAY OUT.
Thomas Has Probably Fixed Himself to
6tny Away for HI Health.
When the name of Thomas Godfrey was
called for trial in tbe Criminal Court yes
terday the defendant failed to respond.
Jddge White then declared the bail $1,000,
forfeited, and issued a process for Godfrey's
arrest. The bondsman in the case was a
brother ot the defendant There are two
charges against Godfrey, one for selling
liquor without license and the other for
selling on Sunday.
As it would be extremely poor business
policy to hang around this city with two
such charges pending, and bail only $1,000,
the police haven't any doubt that Thomas
will be scarce for sometime. .
What Lawyers Hnvo Done.
A verdict for tbe defendants was given
yesterday in the suit of Kcbccca Clark against
John and Annie Frances, for damages for
In the suits of Mary and Thomas Kilroy
against the Union Gas Company, of McKees
port, for damages for injuries to property by a
gas explosion, verdicts were taken by consent
vesterdav, giving Mary Kilroy J350, and Thomas
Gbaff, Bennett 4 Co., yesterday entered
suit against William B. Neal to recover $1,171
on a promlsory note. The suit Is for use of 3.
W. Friend, J. M. Bailey and James Pickands,
to whom the note has been assigned by As
To-dat's trial list is as follows in the Crim
inal Conrt: Commonwealth vs Jane Crowthers,
John Thompeon, J.J.McGlrr, Ollie Wilson.
Margaret Keefe, Henry Quay, A A Beard. I.
N. Cochran, George Borger,
A McCllntock, Joseph Nigle.
iiina jttaaerty, W,
EACIKG BETS IN A SLOT.
The Latest Patent Drop-n-NIcUol That Does
a Good Business. .
"Who wants the white? Only the white
and black left. Who wants either for 10
"I'll take the black," and a young man
put down his dime.
"A quarter the dun beats the black,"
cried another youth.
"I'll go you," replied he who had the
A moment later the white horse was sold,
and the man who was manipulating the ma
chine dropped a nickel iu'the slot, turned
the handle, and the race began.
It was the noon hour, and about 20 young
clerks and office boys stood around the long
table in the basement of the building occu
pied by the Garden City Billiard Hall on
Madison street, between La Salle and Fifth
avenue. On the table was one of tbe latest
"drop-a-nickel-in-the-slot" devices. It was
a miniature race track with four horses on
it in a glass case. Behind it sat a young
man who acted as dealer or starter. A flag
pole was paintea on ine glass case on the
side nearest him, and the winner of the 40
cent pot only 35 of which he received was
the one who had bought the horse that fin
ished nearest the flag without passing it
The odd nickel was the one that went into
the machine and was won by the proprietor
of it His winnings were sure and appar
ently pretty large, judging from the number
of times the horses started in the short time
that the reporter was present
HEE MOTHEB WAS DHAD.
AYolumo in the Teardrops of an Old Man
Who Sent a Message.
He was bent with years and he wore an
old hat and a blue checked gingham shirt
-la his left hand lie carried a-'clay pipe, stem-
upward, and he put both hands on the
counter at the Journal office at 1 p. ar. Tues
day, and said in a trembling voice:
"Send a telegram to Jane Crosby, Water
ville, 'Jane, come home. Your your
mother's dead;' " and then abig tear coursed
over the old man's face and lingered in the
wrinkles of his cheek, until wiped away by
a hard hand. Once or twice he tried to face
the thought and then to repeat the message,
and then he turned away.
It seemed like the breaking of a brave old
heart at the utterance of a word. In the
glimpse of tbe rough face was the vision of
the ending of a home, the death of a life, the
finish of a mutual lighting of the faiih. The
reporter showed him the way into the tele
graph office and stood by when the message
TO ALL PARTS OP THE CITT.
An Express Company to bo Started
Quick Delivery of Goods.
On Thursday, November 7, John D.
Nicholson, W. I. Mustin, George Shep
pard and George B. Motheral will make
application to Governor Beaver for the
charter for a projected corporation to be
called the Union Express Company, of
Pittsburg. The object of the new company
is the transporting of merchandise.
The company promises to -deliver all
goods in half an hour's time to any portion
of the two cities. Hauling cars will be
built for the purpose and placed on all the
cable and street car lines, to be run indep
endently of the passenger cars. Receiving
cars will be put along the lines; and it is
probable that the main station will be built
at the foot of Fifth avenne, near the loop.
Wagons and messenger boys will be pro
vided to call at all the prominent houses for
AGAINST HEE WILL.
Maggie Berry Says She Was Confined
la the Colnmbni Home.
Mrs. Maggie Berry, of 1005 Frederick
street, now come3 forward and says she, too,
was sent to the Columbus Home by Alder
man Hartman, against her will, at tbe in
stance of her uncle, Mr. Wassaman, who
made complaint against her. As usual,
there was a man in the case whom the uncle
didu't like. She claims her mother was
sick at the time in St Mary's Hospital.
This happened three years ago when she
was Miss Maggie Herbst. She says she was
kept at the home two months, and almost
starved. The food was very badx. Alder
man Hartman denies all knowledge of the
Ladles Seo Onr Seal Plash Jackets at
If you want the best at this price, also at
$12 50 and $15 00, and the beauties at $20
and $25 all new and warranted to wear.
JOS. HOBNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
"ExcelsiOk" rye is the oldest whisky in
Pittsburg. For sale only by T. D. Casey &
Co., 971 Liberty st This brand of pure old
rye defies competition, and has a reputation
of its own among connoisseurs of fine
Children Onr Friends.
Bring them to Aufrecht's Elite Gallery,
516 Market st., Pittsburg. Use elevator.
Cabinets $1 per dozen,. Proofs shbwn to all.
In novelty combination patterns we are
showing some handsome new effects at
$12 50 and $15 each.
ttssu Huous Ss Hacke.
Fine goods at prices far below the price
of common goods at the closing-out sale of
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn avenne.
$44 For Brand New Orean.
Echols, MoMubbay & Co.,
123 Sandusky St, Allegheny.
MftlVTK (URT.O. tilt?'? && of
'jiescribea in to-morrovft DjsrAicn,
A Tale of
ZB;p- G- .A.. ECen-ij
Author of "'
Under Drake's Flag,"
Geoeoe Fobeestee's Death.
Bonald Mervyn led so actiye a life for
some months after the departure of Mr.
Armstrong and his daughter, that he had
little time to spend in thought, and itwas
only by seizing odd minutes between the in
tervals of work that he could manage to
send home a budget at all proportionate in
size to that which he regularly received.
When the courier came up with the En
glish mails there had. been stern fighting,
for although the British force was raised by
the arrival of reinforcements from India
and England to over 5,000 men, with sev
eral batteries of artillery, it was with the
greatest difficulty that it gradually won its
way into the Kaffir stronghold. Several
times the troops were so hardly pressed by
the enemy that they could scarcely claim a
victory, and a large number of officers and
men fell. The Cape Mounted Bifles formed
part of every expedition Into the Amatolas,
and had their full share of fighting. Eonald
had several times distinguished himself,
especially in the fight in the Water Kloof
Valley, when Colonel Fordyce, of the
Seventy-fourth, and Carey and Gordon, two
officerTof the same regiment, were killed,
together with several of their men, while
attacking the enemy in the bush. He was
aware now that his secret was known to the
men. He had fancied that searching and
inquisitive glances were directed toward
him, and that there was a change in the de
meanor of certain men of his troop, these
being without exception the idlest and worst
soldiers. It was Sergeant Menzies who first
spoke to him on the subject It was after a
hard day's march when, having picketed
their horses and eaten their hastily cooked
rations, the two non-commissioned officers
lit their pipes and sat down together at ir
short distance from the fire.
"I have been, wanting to speak to you,
lad, for the last day or two. There is a
story gaining ground through the troop that,
whether it is true or whether it is false, you
ought to know."
"I guessed as much, Menzies," Bonald
said. "X think I know what the story is,
and who is the man that spread it. It is
that I bore another, name in England."
"Yes, that's partly it, lao."
"I hear that yon are rightly Captain
"Yes, that's it, Menzies, and that I was
tried and acquitted of murder in England."
"That's the story, my lad. Of course, it
makes no difference to us who yon are, or
what they may say you have done. We
who know yon would not believe yon have
committed a murder, much less the murder
of a woman, if all the jnriesin England said
you had. Still I thought I would let you
know that tbe story is going about, so that
yon might not be taken aback if yon heard
it auuaeniy. vi course, us no aisgrace to
be tried for murder if yon are found inno
cent; it only shows that some fools have
made a mistake, and been proved to be
wrong. Still, as it has been talked about,
yon ought to know it There is a lot of
feeling in the regiment about it now. and
the fellow that told the story has had a
rough time of It and there's many a one
wouhl put a bullet into him if they had a
chance. What they say is, whether yon are
Captain Mervyn or not is nothing to any
body but yourself. If yon were tried and
acquitted for this affair it ought to have
dropped and nothing more been said about
it, and they hold that anyhow, a man be
longing to the corps ought to have held, his
tongue about anything he knew against an
other who is such a credit to us."
"The man might have held his tongue,
perhaps," Bonald said, quietly; "but I
never expected that he would do so. Tbe
fellow comes from my neighborhood, and
bore a bad character. A fellow who shot a
gamekeeper would be sure to tell anvthing
he knew to the disadvantage of anyone of
superior rank toihimself. Well, Sergeant,
you can only tell anyone who asks yon
abont it that yon have questioned me, and
that I admitted at once that the story was
true that I was Captain Mervyn, aud that
I was tried for murder and acquitted. Some
day I hope that my innocence may be more
thoroughly proved than it was on the day I
was acquitted, a aare say ne nas told yon
the whole of the facts, and I admit them
'Well, lad, I am glad yon have spoken.
Of course it will make no difference, except,
perhaps, to a few men who would be better
out of the corps than in it; and they know
too well what the temper of the men is to
venture to show it. I can understand now
why you didn't take a commission. I have
often wondered over it for it seemed to me
that it was just the thing yon would have
liked. But I see that till this thing was
cleared up yon naturally wouldn't lice it.
Well, I am heartily sorry for the business,
ir you don't mind my saying so. I have
always been sure that you had been an
officer before you joined us. and wondered
how it was that you left the army. Yon
must have had a sore time ot it I am
sorry for yon from my heart."
Bonald sat quiet for sometime thinking
after Sergeant Menzies left him, then rose
and walked towards the fire where the offi
cers were sitting.
"Can I speak with yon a few minutes.
Captain Twentyman ?" he said. The officer
at once rose.
"Anything wrong in the troop, Ser
geant?" "No, sir; there is nothing the motter with
the troop, it is some business of my own.
May I ask if yon have heard anything
about me. Captain Twentyman ?"
'"Heard anything; in what way do yon
mean, Sergeant?" ,.
, "Well, sir, as to my private history,"
"MUBDEBED MISS OABWE," SAID THE STAB-, HAEP RISING 03T HIS IXBOW: 'jnPMinHj
1 l J
"With Clive in India," etc.,
trtTrt " 41.A. J.AS...M a.tjl uKvL,f 1
"Well, sir, the thing has got aWt aaeagj
the men. There is one of thes knew aw 1
home, and he has told the others, Xe wrkatl
it is known to the men. sooaer or later i
will be known to the officers, and thorefcyc X
thought it better to come and tell yea W-j
self, as captain of my troop.
"It can be nothing discreditable. 1
quite sure, Sergeant," the officer said, kiadly.'
"Well, air, it is discreditable: statists'
say, I lie under a heaiy charge, from wfcichjj
I am unable to clear myself. Xhava keaoif
tried for it and found net eoilty. tat 1 1
sure that if I had bees before a Seetefe JshTj
It would have been not proven, aadlftR.
the court acquitted indeed, out a cUBgraeM?
sou ruineu xuau.
"What was the charge?"
"The charge was murder," KesaM SMiYf
Captain Twentvman started, bat ronKodi
"itialcuious. no one woo tnew ;
could have thought you guilty fcrai
ment" , 7
"I think that none whokaewiMM
mately believed in my jjuilt, bat J tMi
that most people who did not so ksewj
believed me guilty. 1 dare sayyai
the case in the papers. Hyrealaaa
Captain Twentyman, is Eonald Henri
and. I was captain in the Borderers. I wwj
tried for the murder of my cousin, UaitimtJ
Came." - Wf;
."Good heavens: Is it possible?" Oej im
Twentyman exclaimed. "Ul ee-arse x l
ber the case nerf eetly. We saw it w,t
glish papers somewhere abost a yes, i
and it was a general matter oi oeavg'sas
owinrr. of course, to tout bewftT id
army. I didn't know what to think of S
then, but now I know you, the Mm efj
murdering a woman seems perftetfyrM
lous. Well, is there anything uat.
would wish me to do?"
"No. sir: I onlv thought that yea. e
to be told. I leave it to voa to meetitta ii
others or not Perhaps yes will , tMakf stl
best to say nothing until the awry.
Then? yon can- say yoa aw I
"Yes, I think that woaM be m 1
Captain Twentyman said, after 1
over. "I remember thatLtBoswrhtl
when I read the account ot that trial 1
yon were either one oft the raostiwky
one oi tne most nmortuBate, sbm an I
world. I see now that it was the latter."
A few days later, an hoar or twe bed
the column was about to raarel), a'
hoisted at tbe postoffice tent teM the w
that tbe mail had arrived, aad ordoiWeej
from each corps at once hurried there. vJurl
they brought the bags out they were mBfiHtis
onthe ground, some of the sergeants sec I
work to sort the letters, while the oMm
stood round and picked out their owai
they lay on the grass.
"Here, Blunt, here's one for yoa," S
geant Menzies said, when Bon a la came i
Bonald took the letter, and, sauntetiigj
away a snort aistance, inrew nimsedi oa'M.t
ground and opened it After readimr'
nrst line or two ne leaped to his leet i
took a few steps no and down, with
-breath coming fast and his hands twiteMajrA
Then ne stood suddenly still, took off
can. bent his head, nut his hand over Mai
eyes, and stood for a few minutes wMfcesi 3
moving. Wnen he puthisoap on agais h-ki
face was wet with tears, his hands wsrar
trembling so that when he took the letter- j
again he could scarce read it A.sndoa
exclamation broke from him as he
upon the name of Forrester. The letter was j
so long that the trumpets were sonndisby
the time he naa nnisnea. Me leftteei K aim?
put it in his tunic, and then strode baekwkki
head erect, to the spot where the bbb of Jn3l
troop were saddling their horses. 'As he1
passed on among them a sudden ImpaWr,
seized mm. ana ne stoppea oetoro one of MM ,
men and touched him on the shoulder. - ,g
..'... .. . .. ...
"You villain." he said, "yon have beisi?
accusing me of murder. Yon are a aarsVsferj
yourself. je :
The man's face paled suddenly. '
"I know you, George-Forrester," Bealeli
went on, "ana l know that yon are gawky.:
xou nave to inane tne woman wne
loved yon that I do not at
hand you over to the Provost Mar
shal to be sent to England for triali
bnt for her sake I will let yon esease.T
Make a confession and sign it, and then gj
your way where yon will, and no seareaj
shall be made for you; if yon do net, te
morrow yon shall be in the bands of tfea j
"There i: no evidence against ase m
than against another," the man said sml'kBlt
"No evidence, yon villain.' Bonald said
"Your knife the knife with your iati41
on it covered with blood, was loans,
The man staggered as if struck.
"Isnewlhad lost it" he said, as Jrf.i
himself, "but I didn't know I dropped.
At this moment the bngle sounded.
"I will give you until to-morrow me
to think about it" and Bonald ran offatsl
mount his horse, which he had saddled Wn
tore going ior uis letter. ' w
oergeaut iiienzies cautrm gigut oi bm
rade's face as be sprang'into the saddle. .
"Eh, man," he said, "what's come to va?j
xou havegooa news, naven t yon, or ;
kind? Your face is transfigured, maa.'
"The best" Bonald said, holding oat 1
hand to his comrade. "I am proved, te bal
Menzies gave him a firm grip of the haad Jj
ana tnea cacu iouk his piace in tne HH
There was desperate fighting that dvo
tho Kaffir. The Cann 'M7mnju3 ViM
while scouting ahead of the infantry ia tfasf
duso, were suaaeniy attacxea By as
mense body or ilamrs. Muskets can aim
and assegais flew in showers. Several i
the men dropped, and dlsefcarHBsr
rifles, the troopers fell back toward tbefi
fantry. As they retreated, KeaaM .
back; one of the men of his tree?
norse naa Been Bee unaer Mot, M4 M
overtaken by tbe hwv, aad vmTw