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-I cannot give yon any statement as none can
be made now." Mr. McCoot also stated
that he had advised liquidation, which
statement accorded with his views expressed
in the morning.
Meantime the directors had scattered in
all directions, and it was decided to go to the
bank, and see Mr. Hoerr, il he conld be
barked up. There were evidences of life in
the building, and more at the door, where
little knots of people assembled from time
to time to read the notice of suspension.
Tapping on doors and windows elicited no
response, and Mr. Hoerr's residence was
visited. A lady came to the door and stated
that Mr. Hoerr'was not at home, had not
been heard from since the morning previons,
and that Mrs. Hoerr was sick and in bed.
She was requested to ask Mrs. Hoerr if she
knew the whereabouts of Mr. Hoerr and
retired, but returned in 29 seconds, and
stated that Mrs. Hoerr conld add .nothing to
the stock of information already given.
The bank was again visited, asd as by this
time "the, shades of night were falling fast"
it was observed that the bank was aglow
with light, and shadows fitfully flitting to
and fro within. The inquirer again read
the notice posted on the front door and then
pounded on It, first gently and then vigor
ously, out witnout enecu -a. visu was iucu
made to a door near the rear on the Penn
avenue side and the rat-a-tat renewed, with
knnckle and umbrella but At length
three faces appeared at a window, one of
wnicn was saiu 10 ue iu ui -tu.r. muw uuu
a man with a shrill tenor voice asked what
"Is Mr. Hoerr within?" was asked.
"No, he isn't," was the reply, and the
window went down with a bang, and the
blind followed it.
At Wainwright's brewery it was stated
that the last heard of Mr. Hoerr was that
he had taken a train on the Allegheny Val
ley Eailroad at 2 o'clock P. ir. on Thurs
day, and that the track had grown cold
since. Another man said he had arranged
to play a came of solitaire with Mr. Hoerr
this evening, but could not state whether
the engagement would be kept; he seemed
to think it doubtful.
SOME AEE HOPEFUL.
There are still people who say they ex
pect the bank to pay in full, othera say they
will sell their certificates for SO cents on the
dollar, and one man in Wainwright's brew
ery bluffed a man by offering him a deposit
of 5850-for 10 cents on the dollar. Those
who have confidence in the bank can get
certificates of deposit for SO per cent enough
to paper a small-sized house.
The gloom along Butler street is still so
dense that it can be molded into nightmare,
phantasmagoria and despair in bricEs to
suit any requirement. Said one man: "I
didn't get any license, I've lost $2,000 in
the Lawrence Bank, and my rent is as high
as ever," bnt the wails of business men are
cheerful compared with those who have
earned the price of a little surplus bread in
the sweat of their brows who look forward
to the winter of age with foreboding hearts.
"White-headed men, who must begin life
anew, are talking in bitterness of spirit, bnt
their views have so far not taken definite
DEFINITE AT LAST.
Director T. B. Stewart states Explicitly
What the Ouilook In tie Say the
Assets Will Easily Overtop tho Lia
bilities Good Paper to bo Event
ually Realized Upon Confi
dence somewhat Restored.
Mr. T. B. Stewart, a director of the Law
rence Bank, was interviewed last night by
a Dispatch reporter on the standing of the
bank. He said-
"The liabilities of the bank, as far as we
can discern, will not amount to more than
$500,000,andtheassets will considerably over
top this amount. Our securities are all good.
In real estate our investment will figure up
irom $100,000 to $130,000. The bank prop
erty situated at the forks of the road, and
the property adjoining on Butler street be
longs to us. Then we have money invested
in stocks and other securities, and the bal
ance of the assets are paper which
fall due in SO days, 60 days, and
at more extended periods of time.
THE TAPES IS GOOD.
"Most ot the paper money that we have
out at loans will be paid back m due time.
It is a fact, however, that some of the money
the bank loaned will never be paid back.
Our guarantees on the money loaned for SO
days, or longer, generally were good. Xet
some of it we will lose.
"At the meeting of .directors, yesterday
afternoon, a confident tone was manifest in
all that was said and done. We feel certain
if depositors do not press us, we can more
than pay dollar for dollar. The only fear
we entertain about paying our liabilties, is
WILL GET AGITATED,
and in their desire to get their money free
the bans will have to meet their claims.
The bank to do this will have to dispose of
property at a loss; naturally we will
lose upon it if we are forced to
sell to meet urgent and anxious
depositors. The only thing to be done is for
every one who has a claim upon the bank to
be patient, and give us time to gather our
selves together, and then we will pay every
dollar we owe. If this is not done, the bank
will be financially embarrassed, and possi
bly it will have to permanently suspend and
settle for a percentage on the dollar.
STOCKHOLDEESWILL MEET MONDAT.
"We cannot tell yet accurately what the
bank owes, but we feel confident that a half
million dollars will more than cover it. At
the meeting of Etoccholders on Monday
these matters will be fully gone into.
"There cannot be any donbt that a little
indiscretion on the part of the management
helped to leave the bank in the mnd pnddle
it is in at present. Money has been loaned
to irresponsible parties who conld not fur
nish the security necessary for a bank which
desires to place itself beyond the possibility
ot stringency. However, that is not the
main cause of the bank's stoppage. It is the
large amounts that
HATE BEES WITHDEAWK
within the past month. For two weeks a
continual run was made on the bank. We
felt then that we were getting into a tight
place, but this run ceased for a few days,
and we were then able to stand straight
again. The run returned, depositors clam
ored at the bank for their deposits until we
were drained ont and had to close the doors.
Most of the deposits withdrawn were not
small amounts, bnt heavy drafts,
TVHICH SOON TOLD
upon the bank's resources. We had not an
unlimited supply ot money and much of it
was out, otherwise conld we have made
money. It was impossible to convert much
of the paper we held into money on a
moments notice. So the only alternative
was to close the doors and suspend pay
ment. "We do not hope to reopen the bank's
doors until everything is cleared up, and
then there is a very faint hope for the re
opening. We cannot tell absolutely when
we can realize our various assets; some of
them will be turned in soon, and possibly it
will take years before other of onr securities
can be converted into money."
SOME MOEE DEFOSITOBS.
Among other depositors and shareholders
who are losers by the bank's failure is,
John Wainwright, $1,500; John Ward,
Butler street, $3,000. Wainwright
Bros., of the Winterton Brewery,
besides their deposits are share
holders to tho amount of $2,000. The
shares are a sort of family heirloom. Dr.
Covert, of Forty-fourth street, another share
holder, said last night he felt the bank good
for anything it might owe. The directors,
be said, were all wealthy men, and their own
private fortunes would more than cover the
bank's liabilities. Mr. William Mackay
ofForty-fourth street, is both a large stock
holder and depositor. He had In the coffers
of the bank when the crash came between
$11,000 and $12,000. He said last night that
EVERY DOLLAB HE OWNED
was invested in the hank. He, however,
felt perfect confident in the safety of his
money. He said, when the bank closed its
doors once before, he put money into it,
feeling assured the men at the helm would
tide all difficulties over.
Said he: "Just as I felt then, I feel now,
and I am going to bed, and will sleep easily,
because my confidence in the directors is
Mr. Kirckpatrick, a director, was seen at
his home on Forty-fourth street, he refused
to say a word referring the reporter to Willis
Mr. Samuel Patterson, Postmaster of Sta
tion B, who has been doing business with
the bank for a number of years, said:
"The President and directors of the bank
are among the best business men of Xaw
renceville. I believe the embarrassment
was caused bv the unnsual run upon it by
depositors. The directors are wealthy men,
and thev are trood for all the bank owes.
The rumor of the bank's embarrassment a
short time ago was started by enemies,and I
am certain that if it had been treated fairly
by the depositors it wouldssot now be in the
state it is. Mr. Young, HP President, has
been the best man for this part of the city
for the last 24 years." ,
BLAMES THE BANK OFFICIALS.
Mr. McCaffrey Says They Shouldn't Have
Received Deposits on tho Fatal Day
Some of the Heavy Losers.
Thomas McCaffrey, the real estate agent
of Butler street, thinks the actions of the
officials of the bank were a little irregular.
He states that they did wrong in continuing
to receive deposits at the bank long after
they knew they would have to close up. In
an interview with a Dispatch reporter
yesterday afternoon, Mr. McCaffrey said:
"I had so much confidence in the bank
that I was the first depositor to appear
Thursday morning. Wh'en I went up to
the doors of the bank at 9 o'clock they had
not been opened yet and I had to rap to
gain admittance. When I went in Presi
dent Young was at his desk and Cashier
Hoerr took my money. As I handed in my
deposit Mr. Young looked out at me tojsee
who it was bnt said nothing. The cashier
took the money and made the usual entry
and I went off to attend to some business.
"I do not think that the officials had any
right to take the money of depositors on
Thursday. They knew at the time I made
my deposit that it was only a question of a
few hours until thev would have to close.
They had to make their settlement with the
Clearing House before 10 o'clock, and when
this was tried the blow came. Notwith
standing the action of the Union National
Bank, they continued to receive deposits
during the whole of the day. This was cer
tainly wrong, and shonld not have been al
lowed by the directors when they knew they
were in trouble and there was nothing to be
done but close the doors. They should have
quit takin? in money."
Teller McKee was seen and said: "Presi
dent Young and Cashier Hoerr did not give
me any instructions about receiving de
posits, and I could not refuse to take them.
Mr. Young left the bank between 12 and 1
o'clock, and left no orders. Mr. Hoerr went
out after 1 o'clock, and did not say whether
he was coming back or not I 'have not
seen him since. Neither one of the gentle
men said anvthing to me abont not taking
the deposits. Under the circumstances I
could not do otherwise than take all the
money offered until ordered to quit."
HOEEB IS NON EST.
Quite a number of persons called at the
residence of Cashier Hoerr during the dav,
but to all the same answer was given. His
wife and sister said they had not heard any
thing from the missing cashier. They
stated that they had not the least knowledge
of where he was, and did not know when he
would be home.
The vicinity of the bank was thronged
dnring the day with depositors and others
interested In the bank. Nearly every one
ot them had a story about having mony tied
up there. Repeated knockings at the doors
ot the institution tailed to bring any re
sponse. It was evident that some persons
were in the bank, but they would not come
to the door. The blinds were drawn, and
when it got dark the gas was ignited. It
was stated that the bookkeeper of the bank
was inside compiling a list of the depositors
with the amounts they had in the bank.
Ampng the stories told of depositors was
that of Thomas Coghlan, who sailed for
Irel and last Tnesdcy. He bad about $5,000
in the bank -and about a week ago went to
the bank to draw his money. He intended
to have it exchanged into English money,
but the bank officials would not give it to
him. He got several hundred dollars, or
enough to pay his expenses, and is now on
the ocean. He worked for the Citizens'
Traction Company. Among other small
depositors not reported yesterday are the
William F. Eichenlaub, wholesale fur
niture dealer, Treasurer of St Augustine's
Church. He had about $5,000 in the bank
belonging to the church, but he was indi
vidually responsible for the amount. When
the run was started several weees ago.
Father Morris, of the church, asked him to
take the money out of the bank.
HE HAD So PEAKS.
He replied that the institution was all
right, and he wonld be responsible for the
fnnds. Louis Emmerich, tailor, $1,400.
Kate Korta, butcher, $1,400; H. C. Knapp,
printer, $1,100; George Metz, shoe dealer,
$800; Father Griffin, of St John's Church,
$200; W. I. Shade, bookseller, $1,000; ser
vant in George Metz's honse, $700; J. C.
O'Donnell.crocer. SL500: hisdnver,$400;Mr.
Zacharias $2,975. The latter was going to
draw the money ont to purchase a honse,
but concluded to wait until he had more
money and secure a better one. George
Grnber, Smallman street $5,000; Charles
Supert, newspaper carrier, S4.000; Edward
Kingott, tinner, $500; William Lawton,
dry goods, had several thousand dollars,
having made a deposit at 3 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon. Matthias Schenott, saloon
keeper, $4,000; John Wigeins, sa
loonkeeper, $9,700; Patrick" Mc
Kenna, shoes, $2,000; John Collins,
grocer, $3,000; he also made a deposit at 3
o'clock; Joseph Munich, saloon, $2,000; M.
H. Hager, $4,000, Mrs. Kate Lewis, saloon,
$3,000; Kennedy Lang, druggist, $3,000: Dr
McFarland, $1,000; M. F. Flanaean, black
A well-known citizen of Lawrenceville,
who had drawn out of the bank $4,000
about two weeks ago, said the bank was
very loose about conducting its affairs. The
gentleman had a costly banking experience
dnring the panic, and when the first re
ports about the Lawrence Bank cameout be
drew his money. He said the institution
had no rules about withdrawing deposits,
and said no notice had to be given to get
money. He said it was a common thing for
thousands of dollars to be drawn without a
moment's notice. In such cases the bank
was willing to pay the money after deduct
ing the interest. This is what caused the
DECLIXATIOHS INDULGED. IN..
Mr. Lone, Mr. Flamer and Mr. Kennedy
Mute as Clams.
To add to the embarrassment of the firm
of J. D. Long & Co., of the Vulcan Iron
Works, Attorney L. M. Plumer, as trustee,
yesterday filed a judgment against the firm
for $150,000. An execution was issued on
the judgment, and the mill of J. D. Long
& Co. is in the hands of the Sheriff.
The Philadelphia Company entered suit
against J. D. Long & Co. lor $2,951, for
natural gas furnished to the mill.
Mr. J. D. Long yesterday spent the day
at the works at Chartiers. When called
upon last evening by a Dispatch reporter
he said that he conld not tell whom Lawyer
Plumer represented, and to other inquiries
concerning the condition of the firm he re
ferred to his attorney, Mr. John M. Ken
Mr. Kennedy was called up by telephone.'
THE PETTSBTJHGh BISPATOHT S0EESY, -
He said that Mr. Plumer represented a
number of creditors, but he would not say
) who they were. He also declined to say
anything in regard to tne firm s prospects.
Mr. Plumer was called upon at the resi
dence of Mr. Allan Wood, bnt be also de
clined to give the names of the creditors
he represented, and would not say anything
about the matter.
SOME SAD SCENES.
Aged Women Weeping- on the Doorsteps of
the Bank Dr. Clark Denies lie Drew
Out SSO,000 at One Time.
Gloom reigned supreme in Lawrenceville
yesterday. The day was dark and an in
cessant downpour of rain intensified the
universal dullness of the neighborhood.
Every one met on the streets had a troubled
look. In the vicinity of the Lawrence
Bank large numbers of people congregated
talking over their affairs, and their personal
interest in the institution. Many pathetic
incidents occurred before the bank build
ing, women who had scraped together a few
hundred dollars beseiged the doors to learn
the latest about the failure. The doors were
like adamantine, however, and the only
gleam of comfort they could get was a notice
nailed on .the boards which read as follows:
Owlnrto the continued withdrawal of de.
Fosltors we are compelled to suspend payment
eellngassnred that with time and) patience all
will be reimbursed.
By order ot the President
This notice, however, did not relieve the
General fears ot the people. Every one
seemed to think that their money was lost
The people, owing to the suddenness of the
collapse, considerably magnified their loss,
and naturally took an exaggerated view of
the matter. A canvass was made in the
Fifteenth and Sixteenth wards to ascertain
the extent of deposits. The majority of the
residents of these wards belong to the work
ing classes, and any little savings they had
were put into the bank,
THEIB SAD STOEIES.
It was sorrowful to bear the people, tell
how they had saved their money and then
lost it Among tne depositors were velte
& McDonald, boiler makers, who had
$4,300 in the bank. Mr. Yelte said:
"It is my opinion that the bank will not
meet its liabilities. I believe, however,
that they will nay a good percentage on the
dollar. As far as I can learn the assets of
the bank are good, yet theycannot realize
on them at once. The disappearance of Mr.
Hoerr I attribute to his dislike to meeting
many of his friends while the crisis is on.
It is my opinion that his relations with the
bank and depositors is strictly honest.
Mr. Hoerr was very popular in the
ward, and depositors often used to hand
him their money on the street instead of
going around to the bank. Taking his pop
ularity and the confidence reposed in the
cashier by the people, it is very natural that
he should flee from such distressing scenes."
Dame Bumor was talcing freely about
Dr. Clark forcing the bank to pay him $55,-
000 ten days ago. Indeed, many people say
that he is mainly the causeof the bank's
PEESIDENT YOUNG PLEADED.
It is said that when the doctor made ap
plication at the bank for payment President
Young pleaded for ten days' notice. The
doctor, however, wanted his money, and he
placed two checks with a prominent banker,
one for $25,000 and another for $30,000. The
bank was then forced to honor the checks,
which embarrassed it very much. The
doctor was seen subsequently relative to the
rumor, when he said:
"I was a heavy depositor at the bank for
the past year and a half. Between that
period and the closing of the doors I have
been checking out, but not in large amounts.
The report that I checked out $80,000 is un
true. For the past six months I have been
buying traction railroad stock, and when
ever I bought any, I naturally drew the
money from the bank. The largest amount
1 drew out was prior to the rumor of its
financial embarrasment After the rumor
was started I deposited right along, the last
deposit I made was the day previous to its
failure. My account there at present is
$1,500. I believe the bank is solvent, and
will meet every demand made upon it It
has been doing a tremendous business, and
without some very bad management conld
not have gone under. If it turns ont to
be trne that the failnre has taken place
then it will be a calamity to tne neighbor
hood. Most of the depositors were'work-
mgmen and it they lose, it will lall
heavily upon them.
HE GAVE THEM NOTICE.
The doctor said that he always gave the
bank notice before miking any large de
mand for money. The rumor about tho
checks was false.
Manchester's boiler works situated be
tween Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth street,de
posited in the LawrenceBank three days ago
$18,000, to be ready for payday. The stop
page of payment will considerably em
barrass them. It is believed that they will
not have enough ready money to pay their
Yesterday morning a poor blind woman,
Mrs. Himes, who lives in Bloomfiefd, was
led to the bank, by a young granddaughter,
a beautiful girl 17 years of age. When the
old woman was led up the steps and tried to
enter, and found the door tightly closed, she
burst into tears and exclaimed: "My God, I
am ruined 1" "The sight was pitiful. The
young girl, also crying, tried to console her
aged grandmother. She clasped her arms
about her and said : "Don't cry ; don't
cry." Mrs. Himes related her story. About
a month ago she received $2,500 from the
United States Pension Bureau. Previous to
this she had been very poor. When she got
it she divided $500 among her children, tell
ing them that $2,000 would see her through
until she died. Alter giving the $500 away
she put the balance in the bank. The news
of its failure almost broke her heart
HEB SAD LAMENT. ,
Another sad sight was a Mrs. Deipner,
from Bloomfield. She is 80 years of age,
and she has been putting money in the bank
for the last 20 years. Her savings amounted
to $1,800. Between her broken sobs she said:
"All gone ! all gone 1 a poor old woman
left penniless. I haven't enough money in
the house to buy a meal. All gone, all
The woman walked up and down the
avenue for three hours crying over her loss.
No sadder spectacle was seen than Mrs.
Deipner. She wore a sunbonnet and her
hair was dishevelled. After pacing before
the bank till midday she fell down from ex
haustion and had to be carried home.
Other losers are Alderman Doughty,
$600; Upperman Bros., $2,000. Mr. Upper
man, said he bought the Hainsworth Man
sion and. drew out nearly all his monev to
pay for it. Wainwrights had $40,000 "de
posited, and their employes put their
monev in the hank. Franenheim & Yilsack
bad $1,000; Alderman Porter, $6,000; Sam
Bowden, constable Sixteenth Ward, $8,000;
Bobert Plender. $700; Major Wallace, $600;
George Smith, $200. ,
HOERR BULL MISSING.
The Cashier it Not In Butler as His Friends
At a late hour last night nothing had
been beard of the whereabouts of Cashier
Hoerr. It was stated that he had gone to
visit friends in Butler, but a telegram sent
there brought back the reply thatMr. Hoerr
was not in that bucolic village.
Stole some Tobies.
Bobbers broke into the cigar store of
Jacob Hamm, 1106 Carson street, about 2
o'clock yesterday morning, but were evi
dently frightened away before they were in
the place long, as there was nothing missing
except a box of tobies. The thieves broke
in through a window and made their escape
the same way.
Db. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
3f A SUMMER COTTAGE, how
tolDuild one and what it will cost
Is told by B."W. Shoppell In to-,
THREE MESDRO WED,
Captain John A. Wood Saw Their
Skiff Capsize at Bis Landing.
MADE AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE THEM
They Disappeared Under Some Barges, and
Were Not Seen Again.
THEIR IDENTITY REMAINS A MYSTERY
Three men were drowned about 7 o'clock
last evening in the Ohio river near the city
Shortly after supper Mrs. James Wood,
wife of Captain Wood, of Wood's Landing,
about a quarter of a mile below Temper
anceville, noticed three men fn a skiff head
'ed for the West End shore. They seemed to
be laboring with a very heavy load, and
could make little headway against the
current The latter was bearing them down
upon a number of barges tied to the
landing and they were trying to keep clear
of the boats. Mrs. Wood heard one of the
men say: " itl I told you not to come so
close to the landing. You will upset the
skiff." The remark was addressed to the
man at the oars, who coolly asked Captain
Wood, who had been summoned by his wife,
"Say, pard, can't you give us a little as
sistance?" Captain Wood answered in the
affirmative, and directed the man to pull
away from the boats. He then ran forward
to his own skiff for the purpose of trying to,
push the other skiff to the shore.
As Captain Wood was jumping into his
wn boat the skiff the three men were in
capsized and floated under the barges. The
men went down with the skiff. .This was
the last seen of them.
The boat seemed to be loaded with some
thing heavy, and this prevented the men
from effecting a safe landing. It is sup
posed the men were employed at Lindsay &
McCntcheon's mill in Allegheny, and were
going to their homes in the West End.
At a late hour last night nobody had been
reported missing from the place. Lieuten
ant Booker, of the Southside, with a squad
of officers searched for an hour for the miss
ing men, bnt could find no trace of them.
The skiff was recovered, but there was noth
ing on it that would give any clew to the
Captain Wood thinks there were but two
men in the skiff, while his wife is sure that
there were three.
THE B. & 0. WANT A BRIDGE.
Reported That the Tenth Street Bridge Is
Eyed Acqnlsltlrelr What a Director
Says Connections Possible.
A rumor was afloat on the Southside, last
night, to the effect that the Baltimore and
Ohio Bailroad Company is negotiating with
the South Tenth Street Bridge Company,
for the purchase of the bridge.
It was said to be the intention of the
company.if the deal should be consummated,
to strengthen the structure and lay tracks
npon it to enable the Baltimore ond Ohio to
connect with the Lake Erie road on the
other side of the river.
This, it is claimed, would be a valuable
connection for the B. & O., and one for
which it could well afford to pay.
The Southside people talked considerable
about the matter, and expressed a hope that
before the terms of the sale were arranged,
a condition would be made providing for a
free footway by the side of the railroad
tracks. This, If accomplished, would be the
entering wedge for the free bridge arrange
ment tor Which Southsiders are raising such
a cry just now.
Mr. Charles Evans, the Notary Public
and a director in the bridge company, was
seen at his home at .No. 40 South Tenth
street last night He denied having any
knowledge whatever regarding such a deal.
He said if such negotiations were pending
he would be one of the first to hear of it, but
be had not heard of it. Some years ago an
attempt was made by the B. & O. to buy the
bridge, and they would have succeeded had
not the bridge company raised the price of
Mr. Evans refused to say what he thought
might be done in the future. He intimated
that the B. & O. could buy the bridge pro
viding they paid the price.
FINISHING UP COAL TOWS.
A Few Mines Paying; the Half Cent to Get
Their Barges Down.
Begarding the statements made yesterday
to the effect that Fourth pool operators were
conceding their miners the 2 cent rate, the
facts in the case are that T. J. Wood and
the Snowhill mine owners paid an ad
ditional half-cent so as to get the remainder
of their tows loaded. They will be finished
to-day, when the mines will close.
In the Tnird pool Marshall McDonald,
who is operating the James Jones works,
is paying 3 cents for loading a tow. Work
thereon will be finished on next Thursday,
when these mines too will close down.
There is a complete cessation of work in the
First and Second pools. A leading operator
said yesterday that the price of coal in the
New Orleans'market would likely sustain a
ON ACCOUNT OP ITS LUSTER,
The Stock of tho Mine of That Name Has
Gone Up 100 Per Cent Lately.
Of late many peoDle have wondered why
the stock ot the Luster Silver Mining Com
pany was held CO per cent above par, when
it had been for a year or so below it The
explanation is said to be contained in a
telegram gotten by Captain Darrington,
stating that a lead of splendid ore SO feet
wide and two and a half miles long had
been discovered, and that the reducing mill
sent to the mine was working in good style,
though a Greaser managed to explode six
pounds of dynamite, killing himself and
several other "Greasers before the machinery
was put into operation, and damaging some
of it thereby.
The Lnster mine is 200 miles north of
Noria, Mexico, and near El Oro.
Two Tonne Men Waylay a 9-Yenr-OId
Child and Rob Her.
Thomas Cox, residing at No. 3001 Mary
street, Southside.gave his 9-year-old daughter
Kate, $5 last evening, to pay his dues in a
building and loan association.
As the child was returning from the asso
ciation with $1 20 change in her possession,
she was seized by two young men on Jane
street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty
sixth streets. They took the money from
her and then allowed her to go. She pro
ceeded.home and told her parents of the
affair and the police were notified.
Gents' Furnlshlnff To-Day.
Grand exhibition of A. H. Buckingham
& Co.'s fine London neckwear. Popular
prices and most stylish goods.
JOS. HOENE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Men's kid and dogskin walking gloves.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Ladies' band-sewed Comfort Shoe, some
thing new, $5. Cain & Vebnee's,
arws Fifth avenue and Market street .
Use F. & V.'s Pittsburg beer to quiet
your nerves and compose yon for sleep.
Department open until 9 o'clock this even
ing. JosHobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
LlKE the breath oflife to tired humanity
ii'a cites of Wainwrisht'a pure beer Kept
Jw.!ss i . - 3)u ?
FOTEMBEIt - 29r 1889.'
A SfiATE "WRITER'S. LECTURE.
Dr. Blade. Ihe Spirltnalist, Take s Trip
Around the World Host of the Cfowned
Heads Practice Spiritualism.
Dr. Henry Blade, the well-known slate
writing spiritualist, delivered another of
his lectures upon that subject last evening
in Imperial Hall. The audince was mostly
made up of believers in spiritualism, there
being apparently no skeptics present. The
talk was on a trip around the world, taken
by the doctor several years ago. It was full
of entertaining experiences in various parts
of the globe. During his lecture, Dr. Slade
"The majority of our statesmen and
crowned heads of Europe are spiritualists.
A great many people of this country claim
that it is none but soft heads and ignorant
people that believe in spiritualism. This
only shows their ignorance of the subject
Fools cannot become spiritualists. It takes
brains, spirit and intelligence to be one. I
was born a medium, 'ana was compelled to
accept the knowledge given me.
While in St Petersburg I was sitting one
day upon a chair with my eyes closed when
I saw approaching before me a vision. 1
saw a box of jewels, containing nine pieces,
set with diamonds, etc. I remarked what I
saw to my servant, who said 'somebody will
probably make you a present 'No, I re
replied. Somebody has lost that box and
they will want me to find it. Two days
later a rap came to my door. My servant
went out and a box was handed in. It was
the identical box I saw in the vision. I only
made one mistake. That was in the cuff
buttons, which! had not described accur
ately. I still have the box and jewels,
which were presented me by a rich believer
The speaker then told of a number of
private seances he held in the universitv at
Berlin. He told a story of holding a box
containing a coin over a slate. Withont
looking at the coin, he saw it was marked
1876. He held a slate under the box, and
without any effort on his part, the coin
passed through the bottom of the box to the
slate. He claimed there was no sleight of
hand performance, and the box is still on
exhibition in the Berlin "University.
He told another story of being afflicted
with hip paralysis while on board ship on
his way to San Francisco. He said: "The
best physicians in the city pronounced me
incurable. I began to shrink until my left
side was like a piece of cloth. A spirit doc
tor called on me and whispered that he was
a spiritualist. I ordered him out of the
room and told him if he had not the cour
age of his connections to go out and
proclaim to the world that he was a spirit
ualist I would rather die a hnndred times
than be cured by a coward. These kind of
sneaks have done the power barm by being
afraid to acknowledge what has been given
them. I heard of a man by the name of
McClelland who was an electrical phenom
enon. He was in bad repnte among the
people there and I sent for him. He told
me that he could not do me any good. I
had a vision in which I was told that
McClelland could cure me. I was ordered to
be treated twice by him, once upon the 10th
and again upon the 15th of the month. It
was not a dream, but a revelation. I told
Dr. McClelland that he would cure me on
the night of the 15th, but he did
not believe me. The first time be
treated me I showed no signs ot
improvement and thought he was
going to fail. Upon the second night I
took off all my clothes with the exception of
my trousers, and under the influence of Mc
Clelland I went into a trance, All of a
sndden my paralyzed limb drew up with a
spasmodic jerk, flew out and struck the
doctor in the cheek, almost knocking him
down. I called for a pencil and wrote my
name, something I had been unable to do
for months. I had my niece play me the
Highland fling, and in my stocking feet I
danced to tne tune of tbe music.
onlv one of the
many cures I have come
across luat were entirely uue to spiritual-
GUITARS AND MANDOLINS.
Warranted True and Not to Split.
The American antique oak $ 8 00
Tbe Arion mahogany., 10 00
The Conservatory rosewood, first
quality 4 15 00
The Conservatory rosewood, second
- quality 1200
The Washburn rosewood ....$22 to 150 00
The American mandolin 12 00
The Washburn mandolin $22 to 75 00
Also, always on hand a fine assortment of
banjos, zithers, cornets, music boxes, autcK
harps, violins, music cabinets, accordions,
music wrappers and folios. Everything in
the musical line at the lowest prices. All
the latest sheet music sold at half price by
H. Kleber & Bro., No. 506 Wood street
Onlr a Few Left.
Sec. hands oct. organ $ 20
See. hand 0 oct organ 25
New 5 oct organ 44
New 6 oct organ 55
New 1 oct upright piano 175
Sec. hand 1 oct square piano'.....,.. 100
Sec hand 7 oct square piano 125
We dery dealers in either city to under
sell us. Examine instruments and be con
vinced. Store open every night till 9 o'clock.
Echols, McMurbat & Co.
(Telephone Building), 123 Sandusky st,
' An Old Established Music Home.
Kleber & Bro. are admitted to be the most
trustworthy musio dealers in Pittsburg and
Western Pennsylvania. They sell lower,
take smaller profits and give easier time
payments and a longer warrantee than any
other house. At Klebers' you can buy the
wonderful Steinway, the great Conover, the
popular Opera and the sweet Emerson
pianos; also the lovely Burdette organs and
the unrivalled "Vocalion church organs. If
you want tbe best and lowest prices, call at
Kleber Bros.', 606 Wood street. You are
sure to save money by dealing at Klebers'.
We will offer 500 men's handsome kersey
overcoats in five shades at $10. Other stores
sell these same garments at $20. Don't take
our word for it, call and see them. Price
$10. P. C O. C,
Cor. Graut and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Patent Leather Shoes
For ladies and gentlemen are found in the
proper shapes, at uain is verners,
ave. and Market
New St. Lonls' Sleeping Car.
Beginning with to-morrow evening train
No. 5 of tbe P.. C. &? St L. Eailway,
leaving Pittsburg Union Station at 9 P. M.,
will carrv a through sleeping oar, arriving
at St Ii'ouis the next evening at 7 o'clock.
This affords passengers who do not care to
wait for the mianignt tram a mil nignvs
Notwithstanding tbe rain and in
clement weather, tbe rush still continues to
723 and 725 Liberty street, corner Eighth
street, where the Immense stock of a large
bankrupt New York importing house is be
ing sold at auction lor the benefit of
creditors. Those who have not, as vet, at
tended this large and important sale, will
study their best interests, as well as pocket
books by doing so at once. The sales are
held daily at 10 a. m., and-3 and 7:30 p. M
B. fc B.
The genuine "Jenness Miller combination
suits underwear" for. ladies and children;
also the bodice, and divided skirts for sale
here. Bogos & Buhl.
Heavy Scnrlet Underwear,
All wool, at 88o to-day sold all over the
citv at $1 25. P. O. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House. -
Fob bad weather, ladies should tee our
California Shoe, $3,1 all.widths. , j
Cain & Veenek, Fifth'1 ave? and Market t
TO PATROL THE RIYEE
A Valuable Suggestion to be Made to
Councils by Coroner McDowell.
BRANCH OP THE POLICE SERVICE.
The Idea Brought Oat by the Recent Drown
ing of Two Colored Men.
NOBODY'S DUTI TO BEEK THE
The bodies of the colored men drowned at
the foot of Wood street, last Wednesday
morning, still He at the bottom of the Ohio
river, because it is nobody's business to
search for them. A case of this kind occurs
rarely to call attention to this failure of the
local law. As a rule a drowned man has
relatives nor friends who see that search is
made for the body. In this case it happens
that the unfortunate deckhands have neither
relatives or friends in this neighborhood,
unless it be the few colored men who knew
them along the wharf, but who, like the
dead men, are homeless and without money.
One of these colored men visited the Coro
ner's office yesterday morning, asking if
something could not be done, but tbe Coro
ner was powerless to act
THE COBONEB'9 IDEAS.
Coroner McDowell said last evening: "It
seems to be nobody's duty to drag tbe river
for these bodies. During my first term of
office a colored man was drowned in the
river. I employed a professional diver to
recover the body. He charged $10 for the
wark, and it was a narrow scratch thatldjd
not have to pay the bill out of my own
pocket. I was taken to task for the matter,
and plainly told that it was none of my
business to search for the bodies of the
drowned. I do not mean io do such a thing
"It wonld seem to be the duty of the De
partment of Pnblic Safety, considering the
general scope of its work, to perform such
service, but tbe department is handicapped.
It has no authority to do such a thing, and
no money for the purpose.
"When the son of Sheriff McCandless
was drowned, a few months ago, near Lock
No. 1, I searched the city for grappling;
irons with wfiich to drag the river, but I
could not find any. I then suggested to
Chief Brown that grappling irons should be
put into every police station, and the sug
gestion is being acted upon.
A EIVEB PATBOL NEEDED.
"There ought to be a river patrol con
nected with the police bureau. The river is
often beset by thieves, who steal along the
wharf, on the boats tied up or in the mills
along the river. The patrol's duty would be
to watch for such fellows, to guard
generally the property along the river,
and to rescue drowning persons or
search for the bodies of the drowned.
"The department cannot establish such a
patrol now. The police are not at all to
blame. The Appropriations Committee of
Councils is now about to meet, and it should
make an appropriation for such a? purpose.
It is tne duty of Councils to take up this
matter. If the committee desires, X will
gladly go before it and give reasons why a
river patrol shonld be established."
In the case of the drowning of the two col
ored men off the C. W. Batchelor, the acci
dent occurred at 2 o'clock in the morning,
and the news of the affair did not reach the
police until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when
the patrolman on the Water street beat was
informed of the affair by a reporter for The
Insnector' MoAleese said : "Tt is not th
duty of any of the authorities to search for
the bodies in the river. That is dona nnlv
i py tne irlenas ot persons who are drowned.
GraDnliner hooka for dranrin? the rivr
have been pnrchased, and will be placed in
the police stations next week, for use la
cases of emergency:"
Money Bays Them.
$S buys your choice of men's chinchilla
overcoats, in blue,, black or Drown colors,
guaranteed not to fade; price to-day $3.
Otberjstores charge $16 to $18 for these over
coats. P. C. C. C., cor. Grant and Diamond
sts, opp. the new Court House.
j-THE ACTOR'S RELIGION
A number of prominent stage fa
vorites outline their religious be
liefe in to-morrow's DISPATCH.
CLOAK MDJUII ROOMS.
Garments in almost endless variety for
LADIES, MISSES and CHILDREN.
Some Special Values:
Flnsh Jackets at Sid
Flush Jackets, extra lengths. 815.
Flush Coats; 36, 83 and 40 inch lengths, at J15,
118 60, 22 SO up to SSOl
Elegant Braided Flush Coats at 35 to $30.
Novelties in Flash Jackets with Astrachan
Vests, Collars and Lapel, etc"
OUB PLTJSa GARMENTS are selected
with great care as to durability, while the
aniltedllnlngs, chamois pockets, etc., are aim
ar to genuine seal garments.
A large purchase ol French Braided
wraps offered under value at 115 up
Jackets in Medium and
heavy weights. Black Bearer and CI
agonal Jackets. Many of these at re
Shouldor Capes In Plush, Astrachan,
Monkey, Persian lamb, etc., in low,
medium and fine grades.
BIBER & EASTON.
SOS and 507 MARKET STREET.
Never fail to cure.
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the great European remedy against all
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS.
Sold by all Druggists. -BmaU
boxes, 25c; large boxes, GOc
THANKSGIVING-MINCE MEAT, PLUM
padding, fruit cake, Aspmwall bananas,
Iehese raisins, pulled flea. Fard dates, Florida
oranges. Princess almonds, Jordan shelwa,
almonds, Chinese lichees. For sale by JNO. A.
RENHHAW fc CO., Fancy Groeers. crar. Lib
erty and Ninth sts. poffl-wa
LOW'S ART STOVES
"THE CHINA STOKE,'
618 SMITHF1ELD STREET,
. - '-- OwssMeCHyKssl'
' jwq. FisrLiES'jrxBiwmniol
Humane Agent O'Brien's Tlkilaoee Unearths
Sad Cases of Neglect.
Humane Agent O'Brien spent a busy day
yesterday in Braddock and r"Wllklnsbur?,
investigating a complaint concerning1 tho
family of Thomas Cready of the first
named place and of William Y6ung" tia
"Wllkinsburg. Informations will be made. ,
Mr. O'Brien says that atthe Cready house
hold he found four children, all" under 10
years of age, in the filthiest place he ever
saw in his life. It was complained that theyt
were neglected by their parents. On (tho,
occasion of his first call father andmotherj'
were away from home, having gone to the ,
funeralof an uncle who had died of injuries
in the West Penn Hospital: That was on
Wednesday morning and they did not re
turn until Thursday evening. Both father .
and mother are said to be addicted to drink '
although the father works and declared that ,
his family were comfortably cared for.
They will be given a chance to present bet-""
ter evidence before anything is done in their it.
case. . 1
Ydunir is an eznresa drivoi-.r, n.rrT.S't -'
to provide his young wife and child with4;
food or any of the comforts of Hfa. Kindf
neighbors have provided th omminnUh"$'
coal for several weeks and she is obliged'to,
go to her mother's for food. As MrsYonhg' '
is ill she was advised to take measures'Jto
compel, her husband to provide for herself "
and child. In the meantime the Humana
Society would keep an eye on the affairs.
Ladies' hand-sewed Comfort Shoe, some
thing new, $5. C AUf & Vkbsek's,
arws Pifth avenue and Market street.'
The most efficacious stimulant toezclto
the appetite is Angostura Bitters.
tWILIjIS KHNTON, in to
morrow's DISPATCH, describes
some ecoentrio swallowers he has
JDB. HDRNE I
PENN AVENUE STORES
Prrrsaraa. Saturday. NoTttebsc 26Y1
All praise England's representatives. Tho
latest from the world's metropolis. Not lax 1
loyalty, at all,toadm'jre these handsome En
gush stylos In neckwear. Certainly praise J
Is due, and all who saw them yesterday 4
praised them. 1
All our Buckingham goods are here. j
"JToto mucft. fl 60t" "Jfo, a dollar." -In. ''
deed! And thU one fir' "Only onefljly, ,A
"SZZ-. ,-, , ... -. ,f, ii
they are people who hare beenaaronnd.'sff.
too. The moro you eo "around" the mors'
tbe profit to our Gents' FarnlshlngDepart.'
Take the little world of white shirts that's
Spokesmaa: "J. H. & Co." nnlausdriedV! i
3-Dlr pure, smooth linen bosom and neekS
and cnS bands. Best' nullity mnltHll
body and sleeves: all the improreaieoMl
in making for wear, lit and appearaatsT
all band, sewed button boles, AX fl Jf'.r
EACH: to 60 per half dozen. "?
And soven (7) voices from tho "Stars",' ' '
-HKvea grades, unlaundrled, in this eel.
ebrated make, between SI and J8; and
we warrant everr grade the price of a
good tie better than you can get Xor the
same money elsewhere.
There's at least a good-size Stats for fan
dress shirts. There are the correct!
plain, the pleated.the embroidered shirts, ''
lu tn fullest variety. And everything -'
right abont them style, fit, wear and ,
price. NIGHT SHIRTS In muslin,
extra twilled muslin, pure linen, fancy
trimmed, fancy flannels, natural wool, ;i
camel's hair. Canton flannel. Shaker S-
flannel, plain, silk and finely embroider-.'
ed Jap silk.
Men's underwear, all sizes: ,
Balbriggan. Camel's hair. , '
Cashmere- Sanitary wooL Ki
Scotch wool. Natural wooL.,-
Pare silk. Silk.andjjool.
This silfc underwear Is tho best In th& world '
the softness ot silk and the warmt)
For the batht
Bath robes, bath mats, bath ilipp
Prices from the Gents' HandkerchiefjBe
part m en t: ,. .&
A 50 dozen lot of Jap. silk handkerchiefs at
Two special lots handsomely initialed silk
handkerchiefs at 75c ana il. I '
Beautiful silk nasdkerchlefs and muffler. to;
finest qualities. K.
As pnre linen as ever a Marguerite spunilar
onr 12c line and not a thread of cotton Int
one of them. Tbe 50 dozen Unehas been passed,
scores of times In the last few weeks. ,
Oortl 00 hemstitched handkerchief Is. fully $. ,
worth SISSc ?:. A
For genuine) uniqneness there Is nothing n
to equal tne new canes. Diner """"i.i
predominate. Silver deposit, la-'T
erotesaue deslens: huze bags,
birds and fish. We have all
the correct styles, shown
Another Saturday's bis business apj
tiroachine lor the cloak rooms. -Unesl
are always fall for Saturday. Extra
force to look alter tbe wants of the psoi
pie. There is certainly no place uners "it
you .can bay so satisfactorily . ,
choice, pleasant attention and price.
JDS.- HDRNE Jc
P. SL Oh Gents' FurnlsWagS
partaeat keess opes em Seasr,
ings until 9 o'clock. It 79m 4e't
to brave the crowds teriaf tts
cocas Is the evening was ttere M
il. cheese. Roquenport cheat. stwhs HM,f
SsVs cheese, Stiltsn cheeesv If kMkf's jsBh.v
Sell's poultry drefltfmr. Q.Q - Ssim,
mmjt, esoeoisw, earsatess,
FnMMK IT. ISU.
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