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C0URT EVERY MONTH.
An Early Session Foithe License
Applicants Was Well Received.
AKDEEW JACKMAS'S WILL IS FILED
The F. 4 IT. Bank Asked to Show Cashier
LEMOK'S BUNKOER GLTS 1 SALTY DOSE
It is not generally supposed that Judge
"White and the liquor dealers could
come very nearly toeether on ques
tions relating to the trade, but they be
came as "pleasant as a basket of chips" on
Saturday, at least His Honor and the attor
neys lor the liquor men did, and the Judge
even went furtner in the expression of his
views than the lawyers expected him to
come in their company.
Messrs. C. E. McKenna, C. S. Fetterman,
Josiah Cohen and John S. Robb appsared
for a large number ot liquor men before
Judges "White and Magee, in the Quarter
Sessions, with a complaint that the time
fixed for the hearing of applications
for license, beginning on the
third Monday ot March was so near April I, at
which time, under the tyrann v of a custom as
old as the days or Edward IIL, leases expire.
Under this regulation they do not know until
within two weeks of the time of expiration
of lease whether they will or will not get li
cense. If they re-lease they are in danger of
having an expensiTe property on their hands
not adapted to other business, or they may not
he qualified to embark in another calling that
will pay, and In consequence are often in sore
straits. They asked that the work of hearing
petitions be begun at least two weeks earlier.
Juuge White not only concurred, bnt went
farther and said he thought the work would be
better it done in February. He also thought it
would be well if all the Judges of Doth courts
were to do the work and get through with it at
once. His Honor evidently thought that if
licenses must be granted, applicants should be
pnt through in double quick time, so as to get
all sides over the agony as quickly as possible.
As the change would involve
X CHANGE OF BOT.ES
of both courts of Common Pleas, Nos. 1 and 2,
the Judge thought it best that the attorneys
get up another petition, and in consequence
they decided to have a. conference among them
selves and do it. Judge Magee coincided with
Judge White's views.
Mr. Kobb further suggested that business
would be greatly expedited and cost saved were
the Philadelphia plan adopteu so that attor
neys could do much of the work before they
came into court. Petitioners' bonds might be
certified by the attorney as to regularity of
form and the security sufficient, which would
save valuable time now necessarily wasted by
the Court, but unnecessary in fact. Judges
"White and Magee also concurred in this view.
Having by this time warmed up to bis work,
Jndce White proceeded to show that be is not
a slave to antiquated ideas, by suggesting
that the holding of the Criminal Court
terms quarterly is no longer suited to
the necessities of a population of half
a million people. He did not indulge in any re
flections on the immorality that causes the
cost of a partial suppression of vice to be SSfi,
351 2 per year, over $6,000 more than the cost
of the two Common Fleas Courts and the
Supreme Court session in the western end of
the State combined: said nothing of the useless
cost piled up by sme Aldermen and Justices
of the Peace, nor waste time deploring the ont-of-jointedness
of the times, bnt he neverthe
less, without making any attack in set terms,
hit the grand-jury abuse squarely between the
HOLD COUKT OFTEN.
He suggested the advisability of holding
Criminal Court sessions every month, as is the
practice m Philadelphia. As the nauseating
dose would be but a short one for each Judge
he could perform his duties better, and there
would be no necessity forholdingnigbtsesbions
in order to get spirits out of prison, or sent
where the interests of society demanded. His
Honor would also have the grand jury meet
monthly, and thought theinterests ol the great
majority of people would be better served.
A prominent member of the bar, who refused
to be cited, said there was no doubt the sug
gestion was a good one. He said it would tend
to purify politics, as the position of grand
juror for three or four days at a session would
not be nearly so attractive to bummers as ono
of six or eight weeks. It would not be profit
able to tne class woo look, upon it as a Doon,
and there would be no opportunity given for
the present quarterly junketing trips to poor
booses, workhouse, pemtsnliars, etc which
entail heavy and nseless expense on the county.
Then, too, cases would be promptly tried, and
many innocent people would be relieved of the
necessity of lving three months in jail on ac
count of inability to procure baiL Kot only
would it work an abolition of abuses in many
directions that will suggest itself to the mind
of any man of ordinary penetration, but the
expense oz boarding a. great concourse in jail
all the year around, acu real criminals would
nave less chance to work approachable jurors.
HEARINGS AFTER DARK.
Jadce White Hold That Aldermen Should
Stick to IlBslness Hours.
Judge White filed an omnion yesterday in the
matter of the petition of E. P. Hesser. J. P.
Young and M. AV. Wishart to have their bonds
that were declared forfeited by Alderman Mc
Nulty, sst aside and declared null and void.
The petitioners were sued before the Alder
man for acting as detectives, and cave bond for
a bearing. When the time came for that it was
postponed for a week. Before the time for the
heanogthe defendants called on the Alderman
to have it put off -from 8 o'clock in the evening
until the following morning. He was not at
his office and they left a note for him. but sub
sequently met him bn the street and arranged
it with him to have the hearing in the morning.
The bid given for the original time however
was forfeited. In his opinion Judge White
"The case shows a very singular proceeding
on the part of the Alderman from beginning to
"It is wholly unusual and wholly unjust
except in extreme cases, to fix a hearing at 8
o'clock at night. The hearing shonld be during
the business part of the dar. Rnsinpu mn
should not be dracged from their homes to at
tend hearings on a trifling case at 7 or 8 o'clock
at night. Fixing that hour for the bearing in
this case against the remonstrance of the ac
cused, was oppressive. Under the facts and
circumstances in the case, it is wrong, op
pressive and illegal to attempt to collect the
amonnt of the forfeited recognizance. Itnas
superseded and supplied by the recognizance
taken previously. The Alderman should have
remitted the forfeiture."
In conclusion he declares the bond null and
MONDAY'S BIG TRIAL LIST.
All the County Courl Will be Actively
Sifting Lnw and Facts.
In Common Pleas No. 1 Gamble vs GiUIand:
Beitx, executor, vs Groetsch: Darlington &. Co.
ts iIcGinnis: King vs Tassej; Howley vs
Dickey etalj Jones et al vs Randolph; Berry
vs Germania Insurance Company; Gallagher
vs citv of Pittsburg: Conwell vs Baker; Roth
vs Pirl; Taylor vs P A W. V. R. Co; Thackery
ts Heiner: Seiferth vs Evans et al; Knuntz,
trustee, vs Thompson; Casey A Co. vs Keil A
In Common Pleas No. 2 Connvs Bailey;
Tassey, administratrix, vs Huev; O'Conner et
alvsA.V. R.R. Co.; Odd Fe'llons' Savings
Bank vs Wynkoop; Trombs et al vs Price, ad
ministrator; M. 1 IdLT.Co. vs P.. C. 4
Bt. L. R. R. Co.
In Criminal Court Commonwealth vs James
L. Orr,"John Galloway, Patrick Griffin et al.
Miles XAUghlin et al, Lanra Bailey. Minnie
Fleming, John Clark et at, Andrew Ubray,
Mary Ljncb, Philip Solenian, Thomas and
Enoch Lowrev (3). Mary Murphv. John Schmitt.
Herman Bclnltx. Mary Weir, Margaret Breit
inger, Frank Denny et al, A. Breathamer,
Thomas McClelland, Thomas Kearney (2)
Aurela Mealner et al, Joseph Schuga, A. Had
field et al, Samuel Aberneathy (2).
LIQUOR PEOPLE'S LAST MOVE.
They Want Petition - Hearing Time far
License !rt Back Two Weeks.
Attorneys Robb, McKenna and Cohen yester
day presented a petition to Judge White, ask
ing that the time for hearing the applicants for
liquor license be changed. They wished the
time to be made tbe first Monday instead of the
third Monday in March.
Their object is to enable the applicants to
rent their houses for other purposes In case
they are nnsuccessfuL Judge White took the
petition, but stated that as this would necessi.
tate a change of the rules of Common Pleas
Courts Nos. 1 and 2. it would be better if
another petition would be formulated. This
will be done shortly.
JONES WAtfT A NEW TRIAL.
His Sanguine Appenrnnce Thong-fat to Have
Injured His Case.
C C Dickey. Esq- yesterday made motion
for a new trial in tbe breach of promise suit of
ui new inai in me urecu m piuuuoe suit oi i McCleary. Tne suit was to recover lor tnachln-HarUH-JEttingcr
against William F. Jones, j ery furnished, and tbe hill was repudiated on
Among the reasons advanced was one that the
jury labored under a misapprehension on ac
count of the redness of the defendant's face,
which thev seemed to think was caused by im
morality, hnt which was caused by burns from
a gas explosion. ,
Mr. Dickey also quoted the case of Mrs. Mc
Stinger against Jack Bunsbv in Dombey s
Son, in which Mrs. McStinger followed Bunsby
about until she made him marry her.
ANDREW JACKHAtf'S WILL.
His Son Edwnrd Gets the Balk of the Estate
His Five Grandchildren Provided For
The Condition of the Will.
The will of the late Andrew Jackman was
filed yesterday for probate. It Is dated Sep
tember 30, 1886, and appoints his son, Edward
F. Jackman, his sole execotor. It is witnessed
by Henry G. Hale and James M. Bingham.
It first directs the payment of all bis legal
debts, and then bequeaths to Mary Ann Jack
man, Gertrude Bertha Jackman. Andrew John
Jackman, Edward Francis Jackman, and
Henry McGee Jackman, the children
of his deceased son, Andrew John Jack
man, when each and all of them shall have at
tained the age of 21 years, the sum of $5,000
By a codicil November 21, 188S. Mr. Jackman
reduced this sum to $2,000 each.
If any of the legatees die without issue be
fore reaching the age of 21 years, his or her
share shall revert to Edward F. Jackman.
Until all reach the age of 21 the executor, as
trustee, shall invest the legacies in any way he
may deem advisable, and from the income shall
pay for their education. The trustee is given
full control of the estate, and no one taking
under the will shall have the right to interfere,
inspect his books or demand any statements or
accounts. No bond is required of the trustee
and he shall not be held liable for an v loss that
may ensne at any time in the management, sale
or investment in handling the bequests to the
"For several years prior to Andrew's death,"
the will reads, "he. my son Edward and myself
ran the livery stable that I own under the
name of A. Jackman 4 Sons, and we each dur
ing that period took such portion of the profits
and income as we respectively required, and
this by agreement" between ourselves.
"No formal arcmnt of the business ever was
settled. My said son, Andrew, never bad any
interest in or any title to any part of the stock
used in said business.
"Should the widow of said Andrew or any of
his children or any personal representative of
his estate, or anyone representing the said
widow or any one of the children at any time
in any way seek to hold my estate liable, or my
son Edward liable in reference to said business
undertakings, then 1 do hereby bequeath all
the money hereunder given to mv said son
Andrew to my son Edward F. absolutely. All
the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal
and mixed, and wheresoever situated, 1 do
hereby devise and bequeath to my son Edward
F. Jackman and his heirs."
A DESERTED WIFE'S WOES.
She Want Iler Husband to Reimburse Her
for 19 Tears' Hard Sledding
Mrs. Mary A. Wolfe yesterday filed a petition
for an attachment in debt to seize property
be'onging to her husband. John Wolfe. Mrs.
Wolfe states that she was married in 1839.
Nineteen years ago her husband deserted her
and their six children and went out West. The
last she heard from him he was hvmgin Illinois
Kith a toman named Sarah A. Leslie.
Mrs. Wolfe's oldest child was 10 years of age
and the youngest was born two months
after Wolfe s desertion. Mrs. Wolfe struggled
along for years and succeeded in keeping
together and raising her family, although left
destitute by her husband. Recently her hus
band's father, Samuel Wolfe, of Tarentuin,
died intestate, and her husband inherited from
him a one-eighth interest in the real estate and
a share In his personal estate, amounting o
54,000. Mrs. Wolfe asserts that ber husband is
liable for her expenses during the years she
maintained herself and children, and she puts
in a claim for 5.000 against her husband's in
heritance and asks for the attachment.
THE F. & M. BANK BICST SHOW IT.
The Guarantee Co., Volgbl'i Bond, Want to
Know His Liability.
In the suit of the Farmers and Mechanics'
Bank, of the Soutbside, against the Guarantee
Company, of North America, to recover on the
bond of Cashier Voigbt for his shortages, the
Guarantee Company yesterday obtained a rule
on the bank to show cause why they shonld not
file a particular statement exhibiting the
amount taken by, or lost through, the fraud or
dishonesty of H. F. Voight during the period
they were on his bond. This period covered
The Uourt yesterday connrmed absolutely
the report of the anditorinthe matter of the
assignment of the bank. The assignees were
ordered and directed to pay ont In accordance
with the schedules submitted by" the auditor,
nnless an appeal should be taken within 20
One-Thousandth of an Estate to Each of
In the Orphans Court yesterday a decree of
distribution was made of 31,158 of the estate of
Mrs. Agatha Buerkle. The distribution was
made on a rather odd basis owing to the will of
Mrs. Buerkle. By the wdl of her husband,
Jacob Buerkle, dated lS51,the property was
given to her for life.
She was to bestow it on his children as she
saw fit. In accordance with the will, Mrs.
Buerkle gave the property to his children in
her will, but to six of them she only gave the
One-thousandth part of the date each. The
residue all went to one child, George B.
Buerkle. Of the 1,158 distributed yesterday,
the six mentioned received SI 15 each.
SENTENCING LEMON'S BUNKOER.
Aldrlch Get Seven Year nnd Nine Months
Frank A. Aldnch, who was convicted several
months ago of bunkoing J. X. Lemon, of Alle
gheny, ont of 10,000, was sentenced yesterday
by Jndge Collier, before whom the case was
tried. Judge Collier said that he had given
the case careful consideration and must refuse
the motion for a new trial
He then proceeded to sentence Aldrich to
seven years and nine months in the peniten
tiary, Aldrich was arrested in Canada and
brought here on extradition papers. He
claimed to be a resident of Kansas, and a mul
titude of affidavits were secured from there
ana Chicago to snow nis good character, etc
WANTS A FINE RESCINDED.
An Ex-Dnqnesne Striker Petitions Judge
bite for Judicial Relief.
William Dunn, who was fined 500 by Judge
Ewing some months ago for contempt of court
in disobeying an injunction by continuing to
participate in the strike at the Allegheny Bes
semer Steel Company's works, at Duquesne,
yesterday tiled a petition in court.
He stated that he was no longer at Duquesne,
but has started a barber shop in Homestead.
The fine imposed on him by Court is still hang
ing over him and is cast up to him in his social
and business relations.
He asks the Court to rescind its decree and
thus remove the opprobrium attacned to him
in the present condition of affairs.
A Short Will Filed.
The will of Thomas Curtin, filed yesterday
for probate, was unusually short. It read as
"PrrrSBUita, July 18, 1888.
I hereby leave my estate to my three
daughters, share and share alike, and appoint
my daughter Johanna executrix.
Thomas X Ccbtdt."
Laora. Bailey to Appear.
The trial of Laura Bailey and Minnie Flem
ing for complicity in the May Sullivan case,
has been fixed for Monday. Laura Bailey's
whereabouts are unknown, and though her
bail has been'forfeited and an attachment is
sued for ber, it is s ated by Attorney Reardon,
ber counsel, that she will be produced at the
trial on Monday.
Legal Scraps Down to Hecuba.
John Morrison, yesterday, was appointed
commissioner to hold an inquest in lunacy on
JohnDibel. as petitioned for by M. Anderson.
Judge White, yesterday, fixed Tuesday for
hearing the arguments on the motion for a
new trial in cases ot Aldermen Doughty,
Callen and Maneese.
Decrees of adoption were made yesterday
in the cases of Louise Catharine Reitz, adopted
by Robert Scbafer: Edith Boyle by George
Hazlett, and Helen Leech by Ezra F. Sullivan.
MBS. Mabt Gbahah yesterday sued for a
divorce from Robert Graham, alleging abuse,
etc. Evan F. JJardlne sued for a divorce from
Jatie I. Dardlne on the grounds of infidelity.
Thomas M. Brown was appointed commis
sioner in the divorce case of Martha'J. Hervey
against W. H. Hervey.
Judge AcheSon, of the TJ. 8. District Court,
yesterday handed down an opinion in the case
of Hugh Bole against tbe steamer Thomas J.
McCleary. Tbe suit was to recover for machin
account of alleged defects in the machinery.
A decree was ordered to be made giving Bole
Judge Ewtjtg yesterday granted a charter
to the Union Club, a colored social organization.
His Honor remarked that there seemed to be a
mania for getting charter fors social clubs and
the like. He said that be believed that if there
was not a check on it, it would come to pass
that every old lady who has weekly tea drink
ings will come into court and want to be in
corporated. AT the law students' moot trial in Orphan's
Court room the trial of ChaYles Schlagel for
arson commenced last week was concluded.
Messrs. Drum and Marshall Reno argued for
tbe defense and Messrs. Goss and McElhaney
for the prosecution, and Schlagel was con
victed. The case of the Commonwealth against
Dunn for aggravated assault and battery on A.
Goss was commenced. Charles Fagan, Esq.,
presided as Judge. Thomas Ewing and J. Car
ney appeared for the prosecution asd James
McCurdy and J. Went for the defense. The
trial will be concluded next Saturday.
The Committee on Corporations of Pitts
burs Council Very Busy The East End
Cnble Railway Company Gets Through.
The Committee on Corporations of Pitts
burg Councils, met yesterday afternoon
with Mr. Robertson in the chair. An or
dinance granting Eea & Co., the right to
erect an overhead bridge on Greenoak street
to the Baltimore and Ohio freight depot was
returned to Councils with an affirmative rec
ommendation. An ordinance granting the use of streets
and alleys to the Wilkinsburg and East
Liberty Railway and the right to lay an ad
ditional track along Penn avenue from
Wilkins avenue as previously published,
was reterred to a special committee of tlire
consisting of Messrs. Johnson, Warren and
An ordinance granting the East End
Street Railway Company tbe use of certain
streets and alleys was taken up. The ordi
nance asks for the right to lay single or
double tracks for its main line on Penn
avenue, from a point near Shady avenue to
the city line; also to construct and operate
a branch railway upon Fifth avenue from
Penn avenue, to Grazier street, up Grazier
street to Homewood avenue, thence to
Frankstown avenue; also to construct and
operate a branch road from the intersection
of Filth and Penn avenues, along Fifth
aveuue to Shady avenue; aho to construct
and operate a branch railway from the in
tersection of Penn avenue, with an alley
opposite the mouth of Landwehr street,
along the alley to Shakespeare street, thence
to Center avenue.
I ,They shall have the right to erect, con
struct, and use cable or electric appliances
for motive power, and shall have the right
to construct subways beneath the surface of
the street. This ordinance was affirmatively
recommended to Councils.
Mr. Magee stated that there were a nnm
beroi" ordinances on the desk relative to over
head wires, and moved they be referred to
a special committee of three. This motion
was carried and Messrs. Magee, Kearns and
Donehne named as the committee.
A QUESTION WELL ANSWERED.
In What Respect is Cbamberlnln's Cough
Remedy Better Than Any Other?
WE WILL TELL YOU.
It is the only remedy that will liquefy the
tough, tenacious mucus and render it easy
It is the only remedy that will cause the
expulsion of mucus from the air cells of the
It is the only remedy that will counteract
the effect of a severe cold, and greatly miti
gate if not effectually cure the cold within
one day's time. To do this it must be used
as soon as the first symptoms of the cold ap
pear. It has been clearly shown in thousands of
instances, that Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy will cure a severe cold in less time than
any other treatment
It is the only remedy that will invariably
prevent cronp, which makes it one of tbe
most valuable medicines yet discovered in
this or any other country.
It is the only remedy that has cured
thousands of cases of croup without a single
It is the only remedy that will prevent all
dangerous consequences from whooping
It is pleasant and safe to take. There is
pot the least danger in giving it to children
in large and frequent doses, which are al
ways required in cases of croup aud some
times for whooping cough.
It is put up in large bottles for the price.
Manv persons who have used it for years
and know from experience its true value,
say that a 50 cent Dottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy will go further toward cur
ing severe colds and do more real good than
a $1 bottle of any other cough medicine they
have ever used.
For sale by E. G. Stuckey, Seventeenth
and Twenty-fourth streets, Penn avenue,
and corner Wylie aveuue and Fulton street;
by Markell Bros., Penn and Frankstown
avenues; by Theo. Ihrig, 3610 Fifth avenue,
and by Carl Hartwig, Butler street, Pitts
burg; and in Allegheny City by E. E.
Heck, 72 tnd 194 Federal street; Thomas R.
Morris, corner Hanover and Preble avenues;
Fred H. Eggers, 172 Ohio street, and F. H.
Eggers & Son, Ohio and Chestnut streets.
The Old Reliable
THANKSGIVING FRUIT CAKE.
To three-quarteis pound of butter add one
and a hall pounds yellow sugar, yolks of
six eggs, well beaten, one-half cup molasses,
one-half cup sweet milk, one grated nut
meg, one teaspoonful each of ground cinna
mon, cloves and allspice, the whites of six
eggs, well beaten, and one pound ot flour
having in it one and a half measures "Ban
ner" baking powder; stir in the fruit just
before baking, consisting of one pound
raisins, two pounds currants and one-half
pound citron, all well dredged with flour;
bake irooi three to lour hours.
The "Banner Becipe Book" is replete
with valuable household information for
baking tea biscuit, rolls, muffins and all
kinds oi fancv cakes; instructions for roast
ing meats, fish and fowl; lor preparing
French and mayonnaise dressing and mak
ing all kinds of desserts. Every lady should
have one of these books. Order a pound
can with the "Banner" Recipe Bonk Irom
your grocer. Il he cannot supply the book,
send your address to Banner Baking
Powder Company, P. O. Box 245, Pittsburg,
Pa., and we will mail it free.
Now is the season to keep
on hand a supply ot
"SCOUBENE" to do all
your cleaning. There
is no known article for 5
cents that will so help
through house cleaning and
do it as well.
Our Monday Specialty
The good thing we offer for to-morrow is
overcoats in three styles of very fine im
ported goods. They are imported bchnabels,
chinchilla, English kersey and ribbed broad
wale. No need to say they are made up in
custom-tailor style and just the thing for
fine dressers. Our price to-morrow will be
$14 for choice of these high-class goods. It
will pay you to see them. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond its., opp. the new
Also, we will sell 250 cape overcoats 'and
ulsters at ?iu ana f iz. r. v, v. v.
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CMAL TS RAILROAD.
Their Respective Merita Disoussedy
Colonel T. P. Roberts,
IN HIS AHSWER TO COL. ANDREWS.
His Objection of Expense to the Overland
THE WATEE SUPPLY fAN BE OBTAINED
Eecently in The Dispatch, Colonel
James Andrews, the well-known contractor
of Allegheny, and associated with the late
Captain James B. Eada in the Tehuantupec
ship railway scheme, proposed in lieu of a
canal between Pittsburg and Lake Erie, a
grand four-track ireight road capable of
transporting 300, or even 500, tons of ore,
coke or coal iu single cars. Colonel An
drews feared there would be trouble in find-,
ing a sufficient supply of water for the
canal, and anticipated a much greater cost
in construction for that plan than would be
required for a railroad such as he pro
posed. With a view of obtaining the ideas of the
advocates of the canal project on Colonel
Andrew's mammoth railroad project, a call
was made on Colonel Thomas P. Roberts,
one ot the canal commissioners appointed
under the recent act of the Legislature by
Governor Beaver. Mr. Roberts stated that
he had read the article above referred to
with interest, and at the same time ex
pressed a warm admiration of Colonel An
drew's abilities as an energetic contractor,
and as a man whose ideas in engineering
matters were entitled to the highest consid
eration. COLONEL AGAINST COLONEL.
"But," continued Colonel Roberts, "in
this instance I regret that I must differ with
my father's old friend and coadjutor in the
St. Louis bridge work. The Colonel is pro
posing a new departure in the science of
railroad construction, which, I believe for
this semi-mountainous region at least,
verges on the impracticable. Now I do not
pretend to say that it is impracticable to
build the four-track, low-speed roads, such
as he proposes, capable of carrying 500 or
even more tons in single car loads. Colo
nel Andrews has not yet taken time to
elaborate his project and discuss its econ
omy as compared with the existing system
of rail transportation between Pittsburg and
the lakes. Nor have I done so, and can
therefore speak only in general terms on
"I think he will find, even considering
the matter as an abstract proposition, that
there will be little, if any, saving in co&t
with his big cars over tbe present 20 and 30-
ton cars in trains. A single locomotive on
moderate crades can readily haul 500 tons
to-day, say 25 of them, in much quicker
time than his great componnd engines
would do the work probably make two trips
to one. That is one point. He niieht be
able to show an advantage in transporting
less dead weight in proportion to paying load
than is carried now, for it is manifest that
25 freight cars would weigh considerably
more than one of his cars.
"There are some corious difficulties in
the proposed system of Colonel Andrews,
which he would have to solve, also."
"Ol what nature are these difficulties?"
"Oh, I cannot go into detail. I will
merely mention one that he has probably
thought of and that is this: in arranging
trucks on parallel tracks. On curves the
inside trucks wonld not move as fast as
those on the outside track. This difficulty,
while it can be provided for within moder
ate bounds, limits the curvature that would
be practicable to arcs of great radius; such
curves as are used on the Pennsylvania
Bailroad would be entirely out of the ques
tion. The light curves required in the
regions approaching Pittsburg trom Lake
Erie, would involve a tremendous cost in
side cutting. Next he would have a
ereatlv increased cost at bridges, particu-'
laxly where the floods in the streams called
for considerable spans'. No bridges have
yet been designed in this country to bear
such loads as this road would bring
within the limits of, say 200
feet But more than this; for I
do not consider the bridge problem a very
serious one, in going north from Pittsburg,
provided a tolerably direct route was
sought, the grades deemed advisable would
rnn into enormously heavy cutting at the
summits. Letvthe Colonel make a trip over
the Pittsburg and Western Bailroad to
Butler county nnd he will begin to appre
ciate tne difficulties i. reier to. Me could
not well avoid several tunnels aud long
ones and on a venture I will say that four
track tunnels will cost eight times as much
as a single track tunnel, toot for foot.
"Then," continued Colonel Roberts, "I
see a still greaterbiection than mere cost
of construction would be to the Colonel's
plan, and I refer now to his proposed term
"He proposed, If I recollect, to terminate
at some point near the city, foreseeing,
donbtless, the difficulty in crossing the Al
legheny river and traversing the city, and
the utter impossibility of reaching the
manufacturing establishments. To this
terminal station, say at tbe mouth of Pine
creek, all the coke and coal from the mining
district would have to be taken, and ore
trains, destined for the furnaces, would
necessarily have to load there. Therefore
his system would promise no relief
to the nnisance with which onr local
tracks are now afflicted, of overcrowding,
interference of street crossings, etc. He
would have two transfers of freight where
only one is now required. As for the canal,
it would have no transfer or freight at all,
the boats would load directly at the mills
or the mines, as the case might be, and take
their loads directly through to Chicago,
Milwaukee or Dnluth, or other lake ports,
as may be demanded."
"But the water for your canal? Colonel
Andrews says the cattle suffer in some years
for water in the Western Reserve where
your canal goes. How about that?"
'"Yes. I believe he did say something to
that effect. That would be a rather 'dusty'
region, I will admit, from which to gather
water for the summit level of a ship canal;
but I apprehend the Colonel was in the
wrong district, and missed seeing the canal
route. He will not seriously question Mr.
W. Milnor Boberls and many others whom
1 might name on this point, which was to
the following effect, viz.: that French creek
in the lowest stages of which he had any
knowledge, viz.: between the years of 1840
and 1870, a period of 30 years, discharged at
the Bemus dam, and was available, al-
tnongb it wjs never nearly ail used, 12,000
cubic feet of water per minute, for the sum
mit of the old canal; this, too, without the
aid of reservoirs. Twelve thousand cubic feet
per minute for 24 hours would make
17,280.000 cubic teet Now, allowing, uoou
an average, seven and a half gallons of
water for each animal, the Colonel could
drive more than 17,0000,000 head of cattle
there, and they would not suffer for water in
the dryest season known. French creek, at
its lowest stage, discharges more water than
tbe Mnnongahela river has been known to
do at Brownsville in very dry seasons. In
addition to this large minimum flow the re
gions, not only in French creek valley, but
about the beads of adioining streams, both
in Pennsylvania and Ohio, are remarkably
favorable for the construction of reservoirs
of great capacity, at comparatively small
"No civil engineer acquainted with
region in question, can successfully conti
vert tne assertion mat a water supply
be found for a canal In every way compe
tent to transport the entire coke, coal, ore
and iron trade of Pittsburg and the Beaver,
Bhenango aud Mahoning valleys, a busi
ness with the lakes now amounting to fully
5,000,000 tons per annum. On this propo
sition, 'Hangs all the law and the prophets,
so far as tbe canal is concerned, and if Com-'
mlssioner lioodwin, who is a thorough-
going hydraulic expert and canal man, and
j bye the bye, lives near the summit, and
,?- . -T
myself, are mistaken on this point, there is
no use in having eyes, 'and things are not
what they seem, as Longfellow wrote."
ALONG THE WHARF.
What the Navigators nnd Coal Operators
Are Doing: Daring- High Water.
T. M. Jenkins & Co., the well-known coal
dealers, have removed from No. 117 "Water
street to No. 120 Water street, wnere they
now occupy the handsome rooms recently
occupied by J. M. Schooamaker & Co., the
coke dealers. The Schoonmaker firm has
removed to the new Hussey building on
Fifth avenue, between Wood and Market
Local river operators are pleased by an
article in the Louisville Courier-Journal of
a recent date urging the purchase by the
Government of all the locks on the Monon
gabela river, and the opening ot that im
portant waterway to free navigttion. The
purchase of the Louisville and Portland
canal in Kentucky is cited as an example.
The preparation of a bill providing for the
Federal" purchase of the locks now owned
bythe Monongahela Navigation Company
is in the hands of the Legislative Committee
of the National Board of Steam Naviga
tion, and a bill to that effect will be pressed
at thecoming session of Congress.
A river operator said yesterday: "Outside
of the abolition of lock charges, which nec
essarily keep up freight rates, the rivermen
desire the purchase ot the dams by the Gov
ernment, because, in that event, the strong
Federal arm would be stretched out to pre
vent the continuance of encroachments on
the river by mill owners, who are dumping
cinders and slag into the stream add contin
ually narrowing the channel. The Monon
gahela Navigation Company cannot be ex
pected to protest against the filling up of
the river at Bessemer and at Laughlins'. be
cause Captain M. K. Moorhead, who is a
member of that company, is also at the head
of the Moorhead-McCleane Company, which
is filling up the river at Sobo. The Gov
ernment has begun to prosecute the sand
diggers, and we believe that if it got control
of the Monongahela it would compel the
firms who have encroached upon the river
to remove, at their own expense, the cinders
which they have dumped." '
Tbe river yesterday afternoon marked 11 Ji
feet, having fallen six inches since Friday
evening. There onght to be a continual
movement of coal at that stage, but the
Btrike of the miners prevents. There seenn
to be no prospect of an early settlement of
The steamboat Elaine departed at noon
yesterday lor Parkexsburg. The SC Law
rence went down at 4 o' lock in the after
noon. The Bainhow will he in Monday
morning. The Iron Duke departed down
yesterday morning, conveying two barges of
steel rails from Carnegie, Bros. & Co. for
Helena, Ark., and two barges of miscella
neous freight for St. Louis. Tbe steamboat
Frank Gilmore arrived last evening from
Louisville. The Joseph B. Williams, with
a tow of coal, passed Cairo downward yes
terday. Captain Addison Lysle has returned home
from his trip down the Ohio to Louisville
and Cincinnati. He is a member of the
Legislative Committee of the National
Board of Steam Navigation, bnt bas not yet
decided whether he will go to Washington
dnring the coming week to work with other
members of the committee.
Captain Joseph H. Dunlap, who has fdr
some 16 years been connected with Gray's
Iron Line, has resigned the position of
superintendent of that line, and will look
a'ter personal interests for some time in
Beaver county, his old home. Captain Dun
lap is one of tbe old river men of this port,
and many regrets are expressed at his de
parture. HON C0MPAS SflOELEATHEE.
Mr. Kennedy Wandered Around With a
Pair of Shoes Unaccountably With Him.
John Kennedy, who claims to hail from
New York City, was found wandering abont
Fifth avenue with a new pair of shoes in
his hand by Officer Creamer yesterday
Kennedy could give no clear explanation
as to how be came by the shoes, and was ac
cordingly placed under arrest and locked
up in the Central station. The prisoner is
supposed to have taken the shoes from in
front of some shoe store.
Entered a Denial.
"W. J. Wilson, tbe Pennsylvania Bail
road brakeman who is accused of throwing
a lady's dog off a train near East Liberty,
called upon Agent O'Brien yesterday and
said that he did not throw the dog. The
animal, he says, bit him, and he dropped it
on the platform, whereupon the dog jumped
off tbe car without much apparent injury.
A W. C. T. TJ. Meeting-.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon a meeting will
be held under the auspices of the "W. C. T.
TJ. at thei- hall,corner of "Washington street
and Beaver avenue, Allegheny. Good
speakers are to he on hand. '
Oar Monday Specialty.
The good thing we offer for to-morrow is
overcoats in three styles of very fine im
ported goods. They are imported Schnabels,
chinchilla.Englisb kersey and ribbed broad
wale. No need to say thev are made up in
custom-tailor style and just the thing for
fine dressers. Our price to-morrow will he
14 for choice of these high-class goods. It
will pay you to see them. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Also, we will sell 250 cape overcoats and
ulsters at 510 and ?12. P. C. C. C.
Only n Few Left.
Sec. hando oct. organ 3 20
Sec hand 5 oct. organ 25
New 5 oct. organ 44
New 6 oct. organ 55
New 14 oct. upright piano '. 175
Sec. hand 7J4 oct square piano 100
Sec. hand lyz oct. square piano 125
We defy dealers In either city to under
sell us. Examine instruments and be con
vinced. Store open every night till 9 o'clock.
Echols, McMubeay & Co.
(Telephone Building), 123 Sandu ky st,
JAPANESE WABE BAZAAB.
Grand Holiday Display.
This department will close January 1,
1890, making it an exclusive holiday dis
play. Call and see our wonderful selection.
Wm. Haslage & Son,
. 81 Diamond (Market square.)
Bapidly Disappeaeing If you are
in search of bargains, go at once to the great
bankrupt sale ot drvgoods, carpets and rngs,
now going on at 723 and 725 Liberty st.,
corner Eighth. This eletrant stock of fine
goods is being actually slaughtered in order
that tne assignee can masce a prompt settle
ment with the creditors. Beniember, this
sale is rapidly drawing to a close. Goods
sold in quantities to suit the purchaser.
Colby Pianos, Ballet Si CniAaton Plnnop,
TJnequaled in tone, durability and work
manship. Fine variety of these celebrated
pianos at the mnsic store of J. M. Hoffman
& Co., 537 Smithfield stieet
A Bennliful Bins
Makes a nice Christmas present. See the
nice assortment set with diamonds, rnbies,
pearls and emeralds, at Hauch's Jewelry
Store, No. 295 Fifth ave. Established 1853.
P. &V'B. Iron City beer ii a splendid
beverage and it absolutely harmless. Only
the purest materials are used in its make. It
leads in publio favor for family use. Tele
The Canar) Bni Always
Been the finest oyster in the market.
Lawrence Bank Officials Are Scrap
ing Odds and Ends Together.
FIRST INSTALLMENT IN A MONTH.
Storekeepers Worried About Matins Their
THE ODTLOOK IS GROWING BRIGHTER
"Willis F. McCook, Esq., stated yesterday
that he and the officials of the Lawrence
Ban k were working hard to bring order out
of chaos, and that np to the hour in question
had secured assets to the extent or $120,000
on which it was known that 80 or 90 per cent
could be realized. This work, he said, still
occupied all their attention and they weie
not troubling themselves to make any state
ment, and would not until they knew on
what it would be based. He further ex
pressed the opinion that an hour's working
of tbe pump wouldn't have the least appre
Tbe depression in Lawrenceville throngh
the failure oi tie bank is still keenly felt.
The condition of affairs and the probable
settlement an J adjustment of the difficulty!
is the only subject which occupies public
attention. People seemed absorbed by their
own loss, if not directly, indirectly, throngh
the suspension of payment at the bank.
Many a small storekeeper will either be
forced to close his premises or tide over
trouble through the generosity of creditors.
Under any conditions tbe stoppage at tbe
bank will work harm in tbe neighborhood,
and it is possible that there will be a large
number of stores to let in the Fifteenth and
Every day reveals some sad circumstance
which resulted from the failure. Women
who had scraped together several hundred
dollars, and left it in the possession of the
bank, feeling assured of its safety, were in a
state of frenzy when they discovered how
badly they were left. Mrs. Hughes, who
has passed the fi.tieth milestone, and lives
on Thirty lourth street, put every cent she
had in the bank, and, on tbe collapse of the
iusutuiioH, sub went into Hysterics.
Mrs. Hoerr, the wife 'of the absent
cashier, said yesterday afternoon that her
father, Mr. Ahlborn, a director of tbe bank,
made a statement to her substantially as
Director F. B Stewart gave to a Dispatch
reporter, and which was published yester
day. A PAYMENT COMING.
Mrs. Hoerr, however, said that her father
had told her that the directors at their meet
ing on Friday thought, after investigating
the affairs of the bank, thatif they were not
pnshed they would be able to pay an install
ment to the depositors ijtside of a month.
She said every depositor-was certain to be
repaid in full if the bills dne tbe bank are
lifted according to the time specified.
As to Mr. Hoerr's disappearance, his
wife cannot account for it She thinks that
it U possible that he may have become
crazed, and is not presentable, and that
some ot his friends are detaining him until
he recovers, withont letting anyone know
Major Hancock, of the Black Diamond
Steel Works, said yesterday that Mr.
Hoerr's father-in-law had told him that the
cashier was secretly fixing up the books, so
as to be ready for Monday's meeting of
stockholders. A great many reasons are
given for his disappearance, but np to the
present no definite information abont him
can be obtained.
The colored employes of the Black Dia
mond Steel Works largely deposited in the
.Lawrence .Banc, ana the stoppage will wort
misery.among them. Many of them were
saving a few dollars to send home to the
South to their parents, who are less fortun
ately situated, so that they might have a
merry Christmas. It is impossible, how
ever, to gauge the misery that will be occa
sioned in the neighborhood by the bank's
"W. F. McCook, Esq., yesterday filed a
judgment bond given in his favor as trustee
by W. W. Young, President of the Law
rence Bank, for $10,000. The bpnd was
given to cover a debt of" 57, 000, and was
placed on file as a judgment.
NOTHING TO SAI.
Jaovlk.Oc Co. Held a Meeting at John M.
There was a meeting of people interested
in the affairs of Long & Co., of the Vulcan
Irou Works, at the office of John M. .Ken
nedy, Esq., on Diamond street, Mr. Ken
nedy being attorney for the firm. He stated
that there was nothing in the meeting to be
told that concerned the public, and refused
to amplify his remarks or give any marginal
Onr Monday Specialty.
The good things we offer for to-morrow is
overcoats in three styles of very fine im
ported goods. Thev are imported Schnabels,
chinchilla, English kersey and ribbed broad
wale. No need to say they are made np in
custom-tailor style and just the thing for
fine dressers. Our price to-morrow will be
514 for choice of these high-class goods. It
will pay yon to see them. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond its., opp. the new
Also, we will sell 250 cape overcoats and
ulsters at $10 and $12. F. C. C. C.
Household goods packed for storage
and shipment; furniture re-upholstered and
repaired; hair and Turkish mattresses
renovated and made to order.
Hauge & .Keeitan, 33 and 34 Water st.
Sate money by purchasing your holiday
presents in diamonds, watches, jewelry, sil
verware, clocks, bronzes, etc., of M. G.
Cohen, diamond expert ana jeweler, 533
Smithfield street Large street clock in
front of door.
What Shall I Eat T
Why, Canary brand oysters, of course.
De. Gehtith's Ta-va-zon Cough Syrup
cures colds, coughs, etc 301 Grant st.
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, In-the Second Part of
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in tioiate
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Pap.
. NEW ABTERTISSMETTS.
READY Fi TI HOLIDAYS. ' I
Christmas is coming, and,
What shall I buy for a Christmas gift? arises in the mind
of loving wife and husband, friend and relative.- If
advice be in order, let us tell you to buy-some
thing useful. The days of trashy Christ
mas gifts have passed. Sensible peo
ple will buy sensible presents,
such,as they -themselves like
And whataTmofe useful
can you buy than some article of Furniture? A
cabinet, a secretary, an easy chair, a sofa, a
center table, a hat rack, a blacking chest,
a pedestal, a statue, a clock, a student's
lamp, etc, etc Each one of
these articles would be an acceptable and, if bought at Keech's,"
a most inexpensive Xmas gift You can make your,
selection now, and we will put it aside for you until 1
called for. Don't wait
Acres of it at Keech's! And
the largest; Qualitiesrthe best; Styles: the handsomest;
Prices: the lowest You can't go wrong by coming
right straight to .Keech's to make your pur
chases. , As a safeguard for you and a
substantiation of our words, however, '
we would suggest that you visit
every furniture house in the
and, if you don't think that
cheaper than any to ibe
consider ourselves entitled to your patronage.
And what we have said in regard to Furniture applies p
equal force to Carpets, Oil Cloths, Rugs, Curtain
Portieres, &c. We will save you money in every,
instance, if you will but give us a chance to do
AK i .
These are lively times in our
ing rooms. The knowledge
at popular prices is what attracts the crowds. And
they are never disappointed. Commencing this
week and continuing until the happy holi
days we shall offer some especially
good bargains in Ladies' New
markets, Jackets and Plush Garments of every new style,
make. The same policy will
and Overcoats, comprising
ionable things in the clothing line for the pres
ent season. If there ever was a pre-eminently
fit time to buy, that time is now.
You have no excuse for not tak
ing advantage of our bargains.
Cash, come and buy on
,. payments is the
Cash and Credit-House,
923 " and 925
IDTeao? ZETI-ntQa.. Sba?eel3-
F-Opn Saturday NicMstm JO Vatoot .-'"
as it draws nearer, the question:!?
to receive something useful?!
and appropriate Holiday gift,
for the usual holiday
r . 5
such Furniture! ' Quantities j
two cities, then come, to Keech's
our furniture is better and
found elsewhere, we won't
Ladies' Cloak and Men's ClotS
of getting first-class goods J!
be followed in Men's Suitsjg
the finest and most fasfrv,
If you haven't the1 rea
credit. Our . method of easy
best in the city. ..
SELL FOR CASH