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Pound Dying in an Attic.
IDOBN OK GAPE GOOD HOPE.
Ike Was Finally Reduced to Beg on
(LEAENED AKD CLASSIC SCHOLAR
t 'Tip in a dark cupboard in the attic ot a
ilO-ceut lodginghouse at 58 Diamond street
yesterday afternoon lay a man 84 years of
age, whose hollow cheeks, weak voice and
i straggling white beard proclaimed mat nis
"race of life was nearly run. His bed, if bed
it conld be called, a stratum of rags on the
floor, was behind a partition under a stair,
such as, is generally used for closets in dwell
ing houses. So dark was it in the evening
about 6 o'clock that the visitors had to light
matches to see the form of Bernard Step
bardo, a chemical scholar, a philologist and
doctor, and yet for years a beggar on the
streets of Pittsburg.
The discovery of his condition was made
by a man, himselflthe victim of adverse for
tune, who formerly did a large drug busi-
' ness out Penn avenue, but was reduced to
the 10-cent lodging scale of entertainment.
Be saw the condition of the old man, and
judging, as all did who saw him, that he
h.rl nn IntifT in llVP Tintlfipd tllG Tiolice.
Dr. Meyer was sent Tor, and advised his im
mediate removal to the hospital, which,
however, conld not be done until this
HE WON'T LIVE LONG.
Dr. Meyer thought that with care and
nourishment his life might be prolonged,
but that he would scarcely live a week.
3?or several creeks he has been subsisting on
the charity of those who almost as poor as
himself so'ught lodgings, and divided their
crusts when they had them with the old
man, and his lodging was supplied some
how. When asked for his story, he related in a
quavering voice, frequently broken down,
an astonishing tale. His name was Bernard
Stephardo, he said, and he was born on the
Cape of Good Hope in 1805 of Spanish
parents, and received a very liberal educa
tion, speaking and writing six different
languages. He studied medicine, making
a special subject of lung and liver diseases,
and remained all his life unmarried, which
is explained by a most romantic slory. He
came to Pittsburg 35 years ago and practiced
medicine as a specialist, with an officeon
Cecil alley for many years, but shunning
society and being naturally very reserved
and taciturn, he made but few acquaint
ances and lewer friends. Business dropped
off more and more, and at last starvation or
begging stared him in the face, and he chose
HE BECAME A BEGGAE.
Por several years he stood in the down
town streets, a stooped old man with gray
hair 'and beard, holding his hat out for the
stray coins of the passers by, and, although
his lips moved, no sound could be heard
from him. For several weeks the familiar
figure has been missed from the streets, until
discovered yesterday by one nearly as pov
erty stricken as himself.
Several stories are current concerning the
old man, one that he was a miser, his evi
dent learning leading all to suppose that he
conld not fail to make a living suitable to
his antecedents. Frequently, especially of
late siuce his illness, he has heard and felt
people in the darkness of night groping
among the rags in his cubby hole for his
supposed concealed treasure, while tales of
fabulous sums, concealed in most outlandish
places, were current among all who knew
The story of his early life, partly drawn
from bis own disjointed sentences and part
lv from the tales of people who said they
bad seen some of his correspondence, is a
most romantic one. He bad fallen in love
with a young lady in about his own social
position, some say, with native African
blood in heir veins', and others that she was
of Spanish descent
LOVED HEB FBOM CHILDHOOD.
He was a student when she was a mere
child, and he watched her growth, and his
pet as a little girl, he found he loved her
when she budded into womanhood. She
was rather indifferent at first, probably on
account of their disparity in age, but after
ward seemed to reciprocate his attachment.
Still she was coy, and passed off the happy day
from time to time, until one day, attracted
by the manner and appearance of a young
prospector, then on his way to seek a fortune
on what has since developed into the Kim
berly diamond mines, the largest in the
world, she left her old love and took on with
- the new.
The doctor, broken-hearted, left bis home
and wandered all over the world, writing
many valuable scientific papers for the
various high-class medical journals of Paris,
Loudon and New York. Drifting from one
place to another, seeking forgetfnlness, he
at length reached Pittsburg, where his story
bas been related above. He has not a friend
or relation in the world, he says, and takes
bis isolated misery with the calm of stoi
cism or oi despair.
He will probably be removed to the
Homeopathic or Mercy Hospital to-day,
and cared for until his sorrow anl misfor
tune end with his life.
4 BAPTIZED IK THE ENTER.
Colored Bnptiiits Take & Plunge Id the Cold
Waters of ibe Allegheny.
A bath in the Allegheny river on a day
like yesterday is not the most pleasant thing
in the world, hut quite a number of persons
' not-only took a plunge, but showed a dispo
sition to repeat the dose.
The event was the annnal baptism of the
( members of the Howard Street Colored Bap-
tist Church. Thirteen men and women were
on band, and were soused beneath the cold
-waters. Quite a large crowd collected on
the shore above tne Anderson street bridge
r and watched the ceremony. The party was
divided up into two squads, five men and
eight women., xne latter seemed to take to
the water almost as readily as they would to
an ice cream sociable. One of them, after
being shoved under once by the pastor, Bev.
Taylor, jumped about two feet out of the
water and shook herself like a retriever.
She then plunged in again, singing "Halle
lujah!" The men were a little timid, as most men
are to water, and did not have the same en
thusiasm that characterized their sisters.
One of them had to be coaxed into the river
by the pastor. After the first trickle down
his spinal tcolumn his appetite for water
was alarming. The men and women were
(dressed in rnbber clothing, and suffered lit
tle by the cold.
"t An Italinn's Fnncrnl.
T The funeral of Angelo Antonio Zuttarilla,
'' one of the oldest members of the Italian col-
ony in this city, took place yesterday from
his late residence in Virgin alley. Nearly
every Italian family in the city "was repre
sented at the luneral. The services were
held in St. Paul's Cathedral, and -were con
ducted by the Italian pastor, Bev. Father
Morelli. The Italian Beneficial Society
.urned out in a body. The funeral was es
corted to the SL Mary's Cemetery by the
Select Knicbts band. The cause o'f Mr.
" Zuttarilla's death was paralysis, with which
he had been suffering for 1U months.
Patrol Wagon Record.
The Twelfth ward police patrol wagon
"(made 112 trips dnring the month of Novem-
ber. The wagon covered 326j miles. It
!; carried 304 prisoners, 29 ol whom were
"females and the balance males,
TWO COMPANIES AT WAR.
The Whitehall Bond Shun Out the Philadel
phia Gns People No Ditch to be DBS
Under Their Track.
Trouble which for a time promised to be
very serious, occurred between the Phila
delphia Gas Company and the Whitehall
Connecting Eailway Company, on the
Southside yesterday morning. On Satur
day the gas company commenced to dig a
ditch from the glasshouse of "Wolfe, How
ard & Co., on Mary street out to the tracks
of the Whitehall road, intending to make a
connection with their main on the other
side of the tracks. It was necessary
to dig under the railroad tracks to make
the connection. It was anticipated that the
railroad company would raise an objection,
and the digging was nearly all done Satur
day and early yesterday morning, three men
went to the place to finish the work. They
were met by representatives of the railroad
company who interfered, and told the gas
people the work should not be done. The
gas men protested against any interference,
but to nb avail.
The railroad men said if the work was
forced the ditch would be filled up, and
while two of their number kept their eyes
on the gas men, two others went for a loco
motive which was placed immediately over
the spot where the connection was to have
been made. It is said that Superintendent
D. M. Watt, of the Pittsburg, Virginia and
Charleston, ordered the engine sent there,
and told the men to prevent the connection
from being made.
The idea was that if the gas men should
make any move to do the work they would
be treated to a shower bath from the water
tank of the engine or to ,a dose of steam
from the escape pipes. Superintendent
O'Herron, of the Southside division, was
notified, and he ordered his men to leave
the place which they did. The engine,bow
ever, was held there all day and night
Edward Keating, the engineer, said he had
instructions to remain there until relieved,
if that should be until this evening.
Superintendent O'Herron was spoken to
over a telephone last night, but he said he
did not anticipate any trouble. "The rail
road company," said he, "have assumed
considerable authority, I think, but then
they own the world and can do as they
please. I will not do anything further
until I see Superintendent Watt."
Quite a number of people hnng around
the place yesterday afternoon anticipating
that something interesting would transpire,
but while the gas company's employes wero
ready all day to work and the railroad com
pany's men "were there to prevent it,thoso
who anticipated trouble were disappointed.
What the developments will be to-day is a
matter of conjecture, but the gas company
may ask for an injunction restraining, any
interference of the work.
BOUKD FOE WASHINGTON.
Hatch, of Missouri, Snji This Will be Ibe
Lam Republican House.
Among the passengers who came from the
West last night and snatched a hasty
Inncheon in the restaurant while the Eastern
express was being made up were Senator
Bates and Representative Enlow, of Ten
nessee, and Representative Hatch, of Mis
souri. Dnring the brief interval that
elapsed while sauntering from the restaur
ant to the cars, the latter gentleman was
pressed for his views on the forthcoming
session of Congress. Said Mr. Hatch:
"Some time will necessarily elapse before
the House settles down to business. The
revision or regulation of the rules will
occupy attention for a more or less length
ened space, just as the Republicans attempt
to turn them to their ad vantage or not. We
have no intention of allowing them to muz
zle us, and they seem disposed to do it, if we
allow them and the early days of the ses
sion will witness considerable filibustering
from the side of the majority. The tariff, of
course, will receive attention in due course.
It quite impossible to 'oreshadow what ihe
Republicans will do in this direction. They
will probably bring up some s6rt of a bill,
in their usual half-hearted way, and we
Democrats will try to whip it into such a
shape as will serve to relieve the people
from the unnecessary taxation they are now
suffering under. Missouri is rapidly be
coming a Republican State, and the next
year or so will witness a considerable
change in the political aspect oi affairs
there. Make a note, nevertheless, that this
is the last Republican Congress the country
will ever see."
Representative Enlow, of Tennessee, said
that so much time will be occupied in
settling the rules and fighting the filibus
tering tactics of the Republicans that very
little business would be done during the
present session. The introduction of a tariff
measure would inaugurate a long and bitter
contention, and an attempt would be made
by the minority to make any measure
brought up a serviceable one. The condi
tion of the waterways would receive, he
thought, early consideration, and they were
so necessary to the transaction of mercan
tile business that no Representative would
ofler opposition to legislation tending to
make them of more public benefit.
Senator Bates, the Democratic delegate
from Tennessee, was so much occupied in
seeing to the requirements of the ladies of
his party as to be unable to leave behind
him any words of wisdom.
A EAINT MUXTH. '
The Fast November Somewhat Dlsttn
caUIied far Wetncin.
Sergeant Stewart, of the Signal Service,
bas prepared the summary of Pittsburg's
weather for the month of November, and
has compared it with the Novembers of the
past 18 years. The coldest day of the
month was last Saturday, when the mercury
got down to 20. The warmest point
reached was 69 on Saturday, November 2.
The mean temperature was 43, which is a
degree colder than for 1887 and 1888. There
bas been very little difference in the mean
temperature of that month since 1881, but
prior to that November was usually colder.
The windiest day was Friday, November 22,
when a 24-mile breeze blew from the south.
The total rainfall, was 4& inches. Since 1871
that is the wettest November that Pittsburg
has seen except in 18S8, when nearly five
inches of wetness came down. There were
only seven days in which there was abso
lutely no rain, and only three cloudless
FOB THE INJDEED.
The Baltimore, and Ohio Read to Slake a
Temporary Hospital at Stations.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany has decided to add a room to
the Pittsburg division of the road for the
comfort of unfortunate railroad men and
trespassers who are injured on the road. It
is a special room to be located in large sta
tions along the line. It will be furnished
with a good bed and everything that will
assist phvsicians and the unfortunates. In
future wnen men are hurt they will be car
ried to these hospital rooms at the depot so
as to receive proper care and attention.
HITHER AND THITHEB.
Movements of Pitubareers and Others of
The Auckland Lance speaks very
highly of John D. Connolly, the American J
Consul at that place. Mr. Connolly was for
merly a foreman on the Panhandle located in
Pittsburg, and his friends here feel very proud
over his success. He is still a young man.
Washington McLane, of Cincinnati,
whose name is familiar to erery newspaper
man from California to Maine, as at one time
editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, is a guest at
the Anderson. He is accompanied by Mrs.
Mary McLane Bugler, his daughter.
Eugene E. Prnssing, a banker, George
n Prnssinc Alexander Prnsslnr and Edward
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Hotel Dnquesue, and last evening continued J
tneir journey to tne tuau
Saturday evening about fifty employes
of the Carrie furnaces called upon Ex-Snpenn-tendent
M. H. Thomson, inBraddock, and gave
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John Czerny "Departs This Life at the
End of a Clothes Line.
K0 CAUSE ASSIGNED FOR THE ACT.
He Complained Once of Not Getting a
Pension From Uncle Sam.
One of the most mysterious suicides that
have occurred for some time took place yes
terday in Allegheny. John Czerny, a Bo
hemian servant for Dr. M. Lammer, of 140
South Canal street, ended his life at noon
by hanging himself with a clothes line at
the b3arding house of John Templemyer,
next door to the doctor's office. No cause
can be assigned for the unfortunate affair.
Czerny had no quarrel with anyone; he had
not been brooding over any trouble; he was
sober, and he was not known to be demented
in the least. . ,
He had been with Dr. lammer for eight
years as a servant. Yesterday morning he
attended to his duties as usual, and then
took a walk. He returned to the house
about 11:30 o'clock, and talked to the doc
tor about the latter's surgical instruments.
Before leaving to go to his boarding house
"Well, to-morrow is my day."
Tne doctor replied: "How's that, John?
"I collect mv rents to-morrow," was the
rePly- " ,
Czerny had a life interest in a couple or
houses from which he derived $32 per month
rent, and this is what he referred to when he
said be had to collect his rent.
POUND HANGING IN HIS BOOM.
Leaving the doctor's office, Czerny went
to his room, and that was the last that was
seen of him until after the other boarders in
the house had eaten their dinner. Michael
Kaufmay went upstairs, and in passing
Czerny's room, the door of wnicn was open,
he noticed Czerny hanging on a nail in the
wall. The man was in a kneeling position,
with his back to the wall. The rope by
which he was hanging was fastened tightly
around his neck, and bore almost the man s
entire weight The body was lifeless. It
had been hanging for possibly half an hour,
indicating that the man had committed the
deed immediately on reaching the room.
The body was cut down and Dr. Lammer
was called in. He made an examination
and pronounced the man dead. The Coroner
was notified, and Czerny's remains were re
moved to Ley's undertaking rooms on Ohio
street. There was nothing foundabout his
clothes to indicate why he took his life.
Dr. Lammer, for whom the dead man
worked, said: "I am completely non
plussed. I saw him an hour before he com
mitted tne act, ana ne seemea an riguk
COULDN'T GET A PENSION.
"The only thing I everheard him com
plain of was that he could not get a pension.
He served in the late war, and he thought
he was entitled to a pension. He came to
this country from Prague, Bohemia, about
forty years ago and went west. He enlisted
in the army at St. Louis, and after receiving
an honorable discharge he came to Alle
gheny. He wedded a widow with two chil
dren. His wife and children have all died,
leaving him a small estate worth probably
Abont two years ago Czerny attempted to
take his life by similar means, having tied
himself to a bed post, but he was discovered
and rescued. At ihat time he gave as a
reason for his action that he was simply
tired of living, and wanted to die. He has
been cheerful ever since, however, andno
one suspected that he thought of committing
The deceased was a member of several or
ganizations. He belonged to the Allegheny
Turners and to the Order of United Friends.
In the latter crganization he held an insur
ance policy on his life for $2,000. He re
ceived the rental from two houses on South
Canal street, and a stipend for his services
from Dr. Lammer. The Coroner fixed the
time for the inquest at 11 o'clock this morn
ing. HER IMG LIFE ENDED.
An Old Pioneer of Piuaburg to be Bnrlrd
To-Day Some of the Stirring; Advent
ares of Mrs. Jackson.
This afternoon will occnr the funeral of
one of the oldest residents of Pittsburg, and
a lady who bas seen more adventures than
usually falls to the lot of a woman. Mary
Jackson, widow of the late James Jackson,
died at her residence, 13 Third avenue, at
230 A. m., at the advanced age of 91. Her
hnsband, who died eight years ago, was a
well-known coal merchant on the river.
Mrs. Jackson was born in the Connty
Cavan, Ireland, in the for that country
momentous year of 1798, amid the horrors
of the rebellion and persecution in retalia
tion by the British then prevailing.
A young woman she came to this country
with her husband to New York, first to
seek her fortune, but bearing of the rich
fields of Pennsylvania, the couple, with
three children, started, in 1830, for the Key
stone State, a momentous journey in those
days, accomplishing the voyage in canal
boats, conestoga wagon, and a large propor
tion of it on foot. The adventures of the
little family upon the long journey were
discouraging to the last degree. Attacked
by Indians, lost in the forests, and finally
compelled to burn their wagon to cook food
for their sick child, who, however, died of
smallpox on the road, the miseries of the
travelers seemed to, have no end. They
arrived in Pittsburg in 1831, and settled
down at Ross and Water streets, where bad
fortune seemed still to pursue them, for in
1845, when the property in the old paper
mill yard was swept away by fire, it was by
the most heroic exertion of one of the old
"Vigy" firemen that Mrs. Jackson was res
cued trom the burning building.
The family is a remarkably prolific one,
the old lady leaving seven boys,the oldest,
Henry, being 63 years of age. He has had
12 children, of whom eight are living, five
of these having 17 children. The next eld
est is William with two married children
and five grandchildren ; Robert, with six
children; James, with six and John with
four. These were the children, grandchil
dren and great grandchildren of the old lady
last night assembled around her casket in
the house where she has lived for 23 years.
It was a sight very rarely witnessed, and
Mrs. Jackson leaves 55 living descendants.
AEEESTED IN CLEVELAND.
Miss Hnnek Brought Back to Answer the
Charge of Larceny.
Detective Demmel returned from Cleve
land last night with Lulu Hauck, alias
Berkshire. Miss Hauck left town on ac
count of 'Squire Cassiday's crusade, and it
was reported to the police that she had taken
with her a lot of clothing owned by women
who live at No. 17 Second avenue.
The police traced the girl's trunk to
Greensburg, and when they learned that an
order had been sent to have the trnnk
shipped from Greensburg to Cleveland, De
tective Demmel went to the latter city, and
found the missing girl.
FIKE IN EAST BELLETDE.
A Florist's Serious Lois About Daylight
About 6 o'clock yesterday morning fire
broke ont from a defective gas flue in the
greenhouse owned by James Crawford,
of Allegheny, and occupied by
John Lutz, in v East Bellevue.
The flames could not be checked
until they had destroyed three of the four
greenhouses, two out-beds, the potting
bouse and all the plants that each of them
contained. The latter loss, with winter at
band, and prices near the top for flowers, is
nuvuk tug imvAt aviiwua vi u, - i
PITTSBURGH DISPAT0H,MONDA1ffBUifiMJai '
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fo SEE THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Lawrence Depositors' Committee Leaves
for HarrbbnTg-It Looks Blue for
Senator Upperman, in company with
Lawyer George C. Wilson, went to Harris
burg last night on business for the Lawrence
Bank depositors. The Senator said that the
object of his journey "was to lay the affairs
of the bank before the Auditor General.
He assumed that a receiver would be ap
pointed to liquidate the concern, but when
it would be he could not say.
At the last meeting there were some 700
or 800 depositors present, who, he has hopes,
will come out better than was popularly
supposed. What is the real condition of
the bank's affairs, only those on the inside
can tell. There was nothing to indicate
that the money of the depositors had been
improperly used, and anything that might
be hinted in this direction was founded on
conjecture. The reasons for the prosecution
of the president and cashier would be found
at length in the act of 1873, which regulated
No new developments in the Lawrence
Bank failure were manifest yesterday.
Though encouraging reports have been
made at various limes oy tne uirecwrs, who
ought to know how the bank stands, yet the
gloom in the neighborhood is thick, and it
will remain until a statement is presented
by the assignee officially.
Many of the depositors fear that they will
only receive a small percentage of their
money, and they say that it will take them
years" to regain the position they were in a
lew weeks ago. A number of reports were
circulated about the locality yester
day that some of the small
storekeepers would be obliged to
close their establishments, because they
were short of lundR, and their creditors
were becoming a .little irritable. The de
positors committee say, if any immediate
demand is made on the small storekeepers
to settle up their liabilities, a number of
stores, especially in the Fifteenth ward,
will have to shut their doors as the bank
The directors of the bank still maintain
that they will pay dollar for dollar, and all
they desire is time to demonstrate their pre
dictions. The uneasiness of depositors, said
one director, is due to the exaggerated re
ports of depositors as to tbe amounts of
money they had in the hands of the bank
when it closed its doors. In nearly all cases,
said the director, the reports as printed in
the press are absurdly high, and all we want
is a little time to reyeal the truth of this
JDDGE H'KENNA'S CANDIDACY.
A Meeting That Did Not Meet Judge Bailey
The meeting of Democrats to discuss the
mayoralty question, which was solemnly an
nounced by two temporary morning news
papers for yesterday afternoon in Judge
McKenna's office, took place. His honor
met three reporters and the Hon. Charles P.
McKenna, and discussed the situation with
considerable interest. No one else appeared
with the neoessary credentials as delegates,
and the meeting was called to order by C.
P. McKenna, who regretted as the state
ment had been made that he had been con
sulted by tbe judge on all his movements,
he had neglected to do so with regard to this
important conference, although they met at
a late hour on Saturday evening.
Judge McKenna said in answesjo consid
erable cross-questioning that-he had no inti
mation that Judge Bailey would withdraw,
and as long as he was a candidate would not
take any steps toward entering the field.
Of course h'e felt the ambition that any man
would and the honor of being Mayor of
Pittsburg was one that he bad no hesitation
in saying that he coveted, but not as long as
Judge Bailey was the choice of the party.
The fact that the last time he ran for Mayor
there was a pretty close vote gave him evi
dence that his political friends were at
least favorable to bis aspirations, should the
road be clear.
Thisclpsed the conference and an adjourn
ment sine die was taken until some definite
information on the position of Judge Bailey
could be obtained.
An attempt was made to see Judge Bailey
last night, bnt he begged, in his usual
courtly manner, to be excused. Inqniries
at the hotel revealed that the Judge was a
very sick man a short time ago and under
medical care, but has improved of late. He
has been confined to his room at the Monon
gahela House, which be has left only a few
times, recently, and then only to see some
visitors in the elevator room. The most
sincere sympathy is felt for Judge Bailey
by his many warm friends, and the warmest
hopes are expressed that he will fully re
cover before the opening of the coming cam
paign. ST. PLTEE'S PEOPEEIT.
The Hector Snys Tunt the Lot Is Not Now
In the Market.
The attention of Rev. W. R. Mackay,
rector of St Peter's Protestant Episcopal
Church, was called last evening to a story
published that the property at the corner of
Grant and Diamond was to be sold, tnat St.
Peter's and Trinity parishes were to be con
solidated, and that he was to be rector, with
Rev. Mr. Maxwell as assistant Rev. Mr.
Markay opened his eyes wide and looked
hard at the questioner. "The story is new
to me," he said, "I never heard it before
this minute. For some years I have tieard
talk about selling this property and build
ing a better church, but the property is not
now in the market. Of course, if a. very
good offer were made, I suppose that the
vestry, as business men, would accept it."
The story is laughed at as ridiculous by a
number of people connected with both-
cuurcuca who were osb.eu uuuub tne report
CAUGHT IN P1TTSBUEG.
Sam Hoaston Taken to New Castle to bo
Tried for Robbery.
William Cooper was the name given by a
seedy-looking gentleman with what is
known in police parlance a most terrific
"j ag" on Saturday night at the Central. A
glance at his countenance assnred the ar
tistic eyes of Inspector McAleese that he
bad seen it somewhere before, but whether
as the head of a walking cane or study from
life in the rogues' gallery, he could not
recollect On consulting the reference, the
Inspector accosted tbe visitor, asking him
if he were not Samuel Houston, wanted in
New Castle for robbing and jail breaking
on October 10.
So he proved to be, and last night Detec
tive J. B. Brown, of New Castle, who is
also a member 'of the Legislature, arrived
and identified his man, taking him back to
the jail from which he had unconcernedly
walked out a couple of months ago.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Tiro Cities Condensed
for Heady Rendinc.
tool Miller was committed to jail in de
fault of bail for court yesterday morning by
Magistrate Brokaw, on a charge of larceny
entered against him by Special Officer Cook, of
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad. Miller
took a satchel and pocketbook from a woman's
basket on Saturday night in the Lake Erie
A police officer found John Barr.on Satur
day night, drunk on the Allegheny Valley rail
road tracks, at tho foot of Forty-third-street.
Barr had in his possession $768 35. He acconnt-'
ed for the monoyat the hearing yesterday.
Magistrate Brush fined him 1 and costs.
Peter Lee, a boy if years old, was struck
and killed by a B.&0. "train at Bessemer sta
tion at 12.30 P. M. yesterday. He lived close by
the station in a hollow, and his father is a
laborer in the Edgar Thomson Steel Works.
The Lake Erie station at the Southside was
not a very cheerful place last night as the
supply of manufactured gas was so low that
hardly enough ligbt could be gotten to see to
An oil lamp In Edward May's home. Ninth
and Manor streets, Southside. exnloded yester
day morning, and May's hands were seriously
burned while ne wm exUBgulshing theflaaee..
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ROSA 'IS SATISFIED.
Mrs. Scbaarscbmidt Will Eeturn to
New York to. Study Music.
HEE VERSION OP THE SQUABBLE.
Levy Says Ha Discharged Her Because of
Mr. Wright's Letter.
WHAT TEE LATTEE SAYS OP HIMSELF
The Levy Concert Company will go to-day
to McKeesport and appear there to-night
Thence they will go to Colnmbus and Cin
cinnati. Mrs. Schaarschmidt is still at the
Hotel Anderson, where she will remain to
day. She expects this evening to depart for
New 1'ork, where she will resume her
Mr. Levy said yesterday, at the Hotel
Duquesne, that he was sorry the quarrel had
become public in Pittsburg. He blamed
Mr. Frank Wright for the trouble between
himself and Mrs. Schaarschmidt Mr.
Levy said: "Mrs. Schaarschmidt sang with
us three weeks. Our season began October
2, and she left us at Williamsport on Satur
day evening, November 9. It is not correct
to say that she severed her connection with
the company. She was discharged. The
whole cause of her discharge was that letter
from Wright. That gentleman appeared
first at Washington on Sunday, November
3. I did not know who he was, and do not
know yet I never heard of him before that
time. He did not have anything to do with
making her contract, which was entered
into last summer. I never spoke one word
to the man.
"The first intimation I had that Mrs.
Schaarschmidt was dissatisfied was when
Mr. Slayton, who runs the theatrical bureau
in New York,came on to see me. She had
written to( him that she was unhappy.
When Mr. Slayton came to our hotel he
came to my room. I was ready to do any
thing reasonable to make matters pleasant,
and sent for Mrs. Schaarschmidt to come to
our room. She refused to come. We al
ways treated her well.
THEY WEEK KIHD TO HER.
"We took her with us in the carriage when
e drove to-tfie concert hall every evening,
and showed her all sorts of attentions. Of
course, I know that she did not like it be
cause I gave my wife the chief position on
the programme. I think almost any man
would do that Once when we were wait
ing in the depot for a train, and Mrs.
Schaarschmidt was sitting with us, Mr.
Wright came in, and led her away to a
remote corner, as if she were too good for us.
"I did not like this man Wright follow
ing Mrs. Schaarschmidt around. She told
my wife that she bad not got her divorce
yet. After she left us at Williamsport she
went to New York. She came on here to
sing before the Pittsburg people for $30."
Mrs. Schaarschmidt and Mr. Frank
Wright were seen in the parlor of the Hotel
Anderson. They expressed much regret at
the publication of the trouble here, and
blamed Mr. Levy for starting the matter.
They said that they did not desire any
further controversy. Mr. Wright explained
that he lives in New York, that his business
is to import cutlery and firearms, and that
he was in Washington and Baltimore on
his own business when he met the Levy
company there. He said: "It happens that
I have business calling m'e to Greenville,
and am on my way there. Luckily I came
to Pittsburg just at this time when Madam
Linde needs a friend."
HE SELLS FIEEAE1IS.
"You are in thegnn business?"
"Perhaps that is why Mr. Levy was afraid
"I sell guns, bat I never carried one for
my own use."
"Perhaps he was afraid of your sample
"Oh, perkaps; but I haven't my sample
case with me. I sent it on to Greenville."
"Can you tell what these insults were to
which Madam Linde was subject?"
"It would be too long a story. I would
have to tell you abont a great many little
things, but which were very annoying to a
sensitive person. It was a constant perse
cution." "What about Mr. Levy's statement that
Madam Linde told Madam Levy that she
was not divorced?"
"Mr. Levy is mistaken, that is all."
"Did you notice Mr. Home's statement
that Madam Linde said you had acted the
"Oh, pshaw! That's nonsense. I don't
believe Mr. Home said anything of the
Mrs. Schaarschmidt said that she did not
believe that Mr. Horne had said snch a
thing; that Mr. Home was her friend, and
that she certainly had not said anything of
the sort about Mr. Wright.
P. A C. ST0CKH0LDEES
Register at tho Dnqncsne Hero for tbe
Annanl Meeting Next Tuesday.
Quite a considerable amount of the capi
tal stock of the Pittsburg and Connellsville
Division of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road is in the safe keeping to-night of the
Duquesne Hotel. That is, a number of
gentlemen representing the stock, among
whom are Messrs. Findlay H. Burns,
Charles Webb, Joseph Dorsey, W. A. Bovd,
P. M. Jones, of Baltimore, and General W.
H. Kountz and D. J. Horner, of Somerset,
have consigned themselves to its comfort
able keeping. The party is in charge of
Major" J". B. Washington, a local Baltimore
and Ohio official, who will furnish, them all
requisite assistance during their stay here.
The visit of the gentlemen is for the pur
pose of attending the yearly meeting of the
division which will be held on Tuesday. It
is understood that the net earnings in the
passenger department of the Pittsburg and
Connellsville Division have increased 8 per
cent since last year. None of the party
were disposed to say anything about the
condition of the road, or would make any
allusion to the blockade in the freight
SLASHED WITH A STILETTO.
The Canal Sunday Row Over a Game of
Cards Occurred Yesterday.
Joe Mavaa and H. Fhamka were arrested
by Officers Madigan and Welsh yesterday
afternoon at their boarding bouse on Acorn
street, Twenty-third ward. Mavau is charged
with felonious cutting and disorderly con
duct It is alleged by Officer Madigan that
the prisoners were engaged playing cards
and drinking beer at their boarding house.
A dispute arose about who won the game
and a general row occurred. Knives, club,
beer glasses, etc., were used and Fhamka
received a slash trom a large stiletto across
bis forehead, for which he blames Mavau.
When the latter was searched at the station
the stiletto was found on his person.
SHOENBEEGEE WILL CITATION.
The Great Cbnrltnblc Instrument to be Pro
bated January 14.
The New York World of Sunday had the
following item of interest, in addition to
what The Dispatch has heretofore pub
lished, regarding the Shoenberger will:
burrogate Ransom yesterday directed the ci
tation for the probate of the will of John H.
Shoenberger, the wealthy Pennsylvania iron
master, to be published. The citation is made
returnable January 14, 1890. when the will is to
be probated with Clerk Tinney, in the Burro
gate's office. The petition for probate is made
by ono of the executors, Alexander T. Mason,
of No. 1S7 West Fifty-seventh street.
The will bears date March 10, 1887. A codicil,
executed June 20, 1887, is appended to it.
Tbo Best People
Of Allegheny county patronize Aufrecht's
Elite Gallery, 616 Market st, Pittsburg, for
eifflw.crayoaj jDtggrspM. y
THE PEDEEAL SI EEL COMPANY.
J. W. Gates Says That the Deal Is Complete
and Success Is Assured.
J. W. Gates, Secretary of the St Lonis
Barbed Wire Company, and who is also
connected with the Brad dock Wire Com
pany, traveled on to New York last night
He made an apparent, no doubt laudable,
but altogether ineffectual effort, to dodge
the reporter, who saw an opportunity for
acquiring information on the transactions of
the Federal Steel Company, concerning
which more or less conflicting reports have
been in circulation for the past few days.
"Mr. Gates, bow is the Federal Steel
Company getting along?" was asked.
"The Federal Steel Company, a-hemt Do
you know that I regard the probabilities of
St. Louis obtaining the much coveted
World's Fair as being exceedingly good.
Now, in Washington, we have "
Tbe reporter, however, interrnpted him
and insisted on an answer to bis question.
"Well, you are the most hardened Pitfet
burg reporter I have yet met with. What
do you desire to know?"
"Is tbe company a go?"
"It is a go "
"Have all the firms signed?"
"Not all yet; but the firms that have been
holding aloof will sign at the next meeting.
I am authorized to sign for them."
"When and where will the next meeting
"To-morrow or next day at tbe Gilsey
Mouse in JNew xoric. regard tne success
of the company as assured. It is a go, sir,"
and glad to be relieved from any further
interrogatories, Mr. Gates retired within his
section to cogitate.
THE C. T. C. EXECUTIVE B0AED
To Meet on Wednesday to Consider the
Philips. BIcGaw and Kelly Episodes.
A special meeting of the Executive
Board of the Central Trades Council will
be held on Wedesday evening at the office
of the National Glass Budget, 138 Fifth
avenue, to inquire into the reason for the
expulsion of John Philips, from L. A. 300,
and of Homer L. McGaw from the Knights
of Labor. An investigation will also be
made into the charges entered by the dele
gates from L. A. 6,111 on Saturday night
against Delegate John M. Kelly.
A delegate who was seen yesterday said
that so far from the feeling of the Council
being about equally divided on the ques
tion of the Philips'and McGaw expulsions,
that their cases were referred to the board
with power to act by a vote of 21 for and 10
against President Evans was anxious to
record bis vote in favor of the majority, but
it was held that he was incapacitated from
bis position as Chairman from voting.
John Ehman, when asked as to the re
ported disruption of the Central Trades
Council, said: "There is a possibility that
one or two of the delegates known to be sub
ject to the influence of John M. Kelly may
withdraw, and it is equally possible that
they may take this course against the wishes
of their respective unions. I haven't any
aouDt, thougn, tnat should tney withdraw,
they will come in again when they become
thoroughly conversant with all the facts in
A PRESENT FOE ETJHE.
The Musical Union Appoints a Committee to
FIsht tbe Theaters.
The quarterly meeting of the Musical.
Mutual Protective Association, which was
held yesterday afternoon in Central Turner
Hall on Forbes street, was made the occa
sion of a pleasant surprise to President
Buhe. During the meeting Secretary John
McCluskey, in behalf of the members of the
M. M. P. U., took the floor, and in a very
neat speech presented President Buhe with
a beautiful bronze clock and two pieces of
bronze statuary. Mr. Buhe managed to
make a feeling reply.
The meeting passed a vote of thanks to
Charles W. Gaston and the Altoona Band
for the part taken in the Armstrong parade.
A. vigilance committee of five was ap
pointed, which will wage war and carry on
the fight against the Opera House and Bijou
theaters. Ontside of this only routine busi
ness was transacted.
To Manufacture Steel Wheels.
It is very probable that the days are not
far distant when a company will be formed
in this city, with a very large capital, tor the
purpose ofoperating a plant to manufacture
all kinds of steel wheels for vehicles at Mc
Keesport. It is said that one Pittsburg
iron manufacturer will become a stockholder
to the amount of $50,000. The wheel to be
manufactured promises to excel all vehicle
wheels In use.
Brnddock Honesboers Cut.
The horseshoers of Braddock have with
diawn from the McKeesport Association,
and will go back to the old prices of shoe
ing, 81 80. They will hereafter have a dis
trict and separate organization of their own.
The shortage of gas at McKeesport is said
not to be caused by the Union Gas Com
pany adding more consumption to its lines,
but it is alleged to be due to the failure of
the Philadelphia Company to give the
Union Company the necessary amount of
There are probably few who realize the en
ormous amount of money annually paid into
the United States Treasury on both imported
and domestic liquors. Are you aware that
Max Klein, 82 Federal st, Allegheny, is a
large contributor to that fund? Are you
-posted as to who does one of the largest busi
nesses in the liqnor line? If not, let us tell
you that Max Klein leads them all, and
why? Because he bas long ago succeeded
in convincing the public that he furnishes
value for value. Here are a few of his
prices: Six-year-old Guckenheimer, Finch,
Overholt and Gibson at $1 per quart or six
for $3; 4-year-old Guckenheimer, Finch,
Gibson and Overholt, 75 cents each, and his
Silver Age Eye, that defies competition, nt
$1 SO each quart Wines, 50 cents per full
quart and upward. There is not a liquor
known to anyone that is not for sale at his
place. He ships in neatly packed boxes.
Send for his price list and complete cata
logue, and do not hesitate to send in your
order to Max Klein, 82 Federal St., Alle
gheny. ANOTHER DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE.
The Everett Club Piano This Week
Will be delivered to certificate No. 116,
held in Allegheny City, on payments of t
per week. The name of this member is
withheld by request. We have a number
of these surprises among our club members
and there will be many homes made happy
by one of these lovely pianos that conld
never have possessed them in any other than
our club system of easy payments.
It is th6 only practical plan ever adopted
whereby purchasers can get the lowest pos
sible cash price, and at the same time have
the privilege of making payments in easy
installments. We can admit a few more re
liable people to membership, bat yon had
better make baste, the list is almost full.
Call at 137 Federal st, Allegheny, or send
for circular. Alex Boss, Manager.
Will Cableton and ."Betsey and I
Are Out," at Old City Hall to-morrow
The old reliable F. & V. Pilsner beer
never fails to give satisfaction. All dealers.
Or order direct Telephone, 1186.
Will Cableton and "Over the Hill
to the Poorhouse," to-morrow night, at Old
Kid Gloves t Kid Gloves:
All qualities 50o to $2 25, fur top and
iinea taa i up, largest variety, ai
XXA9. THE PEOPLE'S STOKE. 1869.
Presents Usefal sad Ornamental Toys for
Children Sabitantlals for Groira People.
In looking over this vast establishment
prepared for holiday traffic, the writer was
struck by the fact of its being so emphati
cally a store for the people little people,
grown people and aged people. Every de
partment teems with goods appropriate for
every age and condition. Take the dress
goods department, for example; here
are louna tne most useiui ana vaiu
' able souvenirs that can be conceived,
either in the form of a black
silk guaranteed to wear, or a staple
cashmere known by its worth and intrinsic
merit or even a cheaper material, which
in every case can be relied upon as the best
of its kind.
In wraps no such stock has ever been
brought together, both in regard to ample
variety and a very wide margin of values.
Nothing that is desirable bas escaped the
attention of tbe house, so that a purchaser
may obtain a cheap jacket at 2 and run to
the extent of his or her means up to the ex
pensive grades as high as $50. or if the situ
ation demands, draw a check for $225 and
thereby possess (he best Alaska seal gar
ment that can be found in any market of
What struck the writer most impressively
was tbe special Holiday ideas whicn prevail.
Take for example Ihe art goods department,
where everything for interior decoration and
home comfort can-be had either in the made
up article or In materials entering into the
construction of the same.
If a useful present is demanded, what
strikes one more forcibly than a good silk
or gloria umbrella, embellished with fancy
stick, crowned by a silver, gold or other
head. These are in profusion at prices
which defy comparison or competition.
The children's paradise reigns supreme in
the vast array of toys, eames. animals.
dolls, and a host of items usually brought-
by tne traditional banta Ulaas with whicn
he snffocates to repletion the stockings hang
ing by the chimney on Christmas Eve. In
fact, tbe amount of knick-knacks, bric-a-brac,
fancy articles, jewelry, soaps, per
fumery, brushes, combs, toilet needs
and useful leather goods which can be
found here would confuse the most pains
taking scribe should he attempt to itemize
all that The Peopl's Store presents for the
holiday season. No matter what you want
you will find it here, or should you be at a
loss what to select, the indication will be
given you when you inspect the stock. By
the way, prices at this Emporium will as
tonish you. Never were goods so desirable'
offered at such figures. A modest purse
will suffice, and money will go a long ways
if you mase judicious selections of what
they offer for Christmastide.
Will Cabletox at Old City Hall to
morrow evening. Subject, the Science of
Weakness, Indisposition to 'Work,
Eeadache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
all Indicate that you need a few doses
of the genuine
Dr. McLane's Celebrated
Tbey strengthen the weak and purify the
Tbey are prepared from the pnrest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
Be sure yon get the genuine Count,
erfeits are made In St.-Louis.
HENRY AUCTION CO.
Now on Free Exhibition,
EXTRAORDINARY - OIL -:- PAINTINGS,
The private collection belonging to
OF NEW YORK.
For a number of yea'rs past Mr. Rode has
been recognized-as an importer of valuable
paintings, a most liberal patron, and an excel
lent connoisseur. Els art rooms have been
visited by thousands of lovers of paintings,
whose criticisms and commendations have been
most flattering of the collection and collector.
Abont one year ago Mr. Rode concluded to re
tire from business, and with that object in view
purchased at the various art centers of Europe
last summer a few additional nrexceptionally
fine works in order to complete tbe collection
and to be able to present for disposal by auc
tion hi3 gallery to his friends and the public as
one of rare excellence, embracing a wide range
of prominent names and a oleasing array of ob
jects. We are authorized to state that it has been
to gratify a love of art rather than any mer
cenary motive that prompted tbe owner to
gather this collection. They will be
SOLD AT AUCTION
433 WOOD STREET,
Tuesday and Wednesday,
December 3 and 4, ISSff.
At 7-30 o'clock each evening.
Among tbe most important foreign pain tings are
examples of Troyon, Rousseau, Prof. Sun
derland, Anders, Francois Musln, Prof.
Herpfer, Ancelettl, Henner, DettI,
Tbeo. Weber. Pelez, Schmutzler
and many others of equal
DANIEL A. MATHEWS, or New Yobk;
. This sale is peremptory and without reserve.
THE CHINA STORE.
of greatest elegance and largest
variety. You should Inspect the
French, Kendrick I Co.,
616 SMITHFIELD STREET.
Our Art Department occupies
the whole of the third floor.
Telephone 1570. Electric Elevator.
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Pittsbubo. Monday, December 2. 1E88,
Last Friday, the initial day of the tale ef
Dress Goods in Suit Pattern lengths, at round
figure prices per pattern. A. grand success.
Two days, Friday and Saturday,
Besides the con
venience, the prices
are b&rzains and
much of tbe goods
will go 25 percent
under what they were before Thanksgiving.
This morning the sale opens with many new
Patterns done up, ready for the purchaser. In
all grades of good3, from the good, warm and
serviceable plaids, stripes, checks, tricot mix.
tares and colored cashmeres at $2 60 a suit,
through fine French serges, through flno
French cashmeres, through una broadcloths
and English suitings, through the scores ot
grades of fine Parte Robes to the "310 0 a pat.
tern" ones. Not a few of this and a few ot
that, but hundreds of them in every line.
At S3 SO a suit:
Nice plaid stripes, checks, tricots and
At S3 00 a suit:
Good color", plain, all-wool cloths, do.
sirable and wearable.
At S3 SO a suit:
Hundreds of suits, all-wool plaids,
stripes, plain suitings and all-wool
At SI 00 a suit:
Fine all-wool cashmeres and stylish;
At 50 a suit:
Handsome all-wool plaids and stripes
and all-wool serges.
At 85 00 a suit:
Fine French all-wool cashmeres and
all-wool French serges, fashlonabls
At S3 00 a suit:
Fine French cashmere patterns.
At $7 60 a suit:
Fine silk warp, Henrietta patterns.
At MO and up to S100 eacn:
.Our wonderful stock of Fine Paris
Robe patterns and elejrant Broad
cloth and English saltings pattern, t
Anticipating the rush that has set In for''' '
Christmas buying, this way of selling dress
goods was considered necessary. The popular
lty of it has been beyond our expectation.
It Is not too early to begin buying Black Silk
and BlackDress Goods patterns for Christmas
presents. We would not know this so well It
hundreds had not gone out for that purpose hx
tho last week.
Orer too grades in various styles and weave
of our Black Silks. A big choice in Black
One special Item selected from our cloakingsi
At $2. $3 and $5 a yard,
Fine Beaver cloth.
For Sacques and Jackets.
In Brown, Myrtle and Navy Blue.
Holiday Handkerchiefs. Holiday Sand,
kerchieft. Holiday Handkerchiefs.
And tbey come in Boxes, too the Christmas
gift idea carried out.
BUT YOU CAN
More as you like.
The Boxes coma
assorted, and you
can get handker
chiefs to match
them by the hun
dred dozen If yon want them. The Boxes ara
just to carry out the Christmas notion of con
venience and satisfaction. You will find no
such boxes as we have had specially and care
fully prepared, and to-day. as a starter, there
are probably a thousand dozen of them.
And prices all the way from a half-dozen
nice printed and hemmed handkerchiefs in a
fancy box at toe up to any price you want to
There are two special ladles' pure linen, hem
stitched, initial handkerchiefs, X dozen in
fancy boxes, at SI 50 and S2 75 a box almost
any gentleman will have use for several
of these boxes, specially put up for them.
White and colored embroidered handker
chiefs, pnra linen and hand-embroidery, from
50c to 511 every price station between bas its
lines of handkerchiefs.
There are two bargains that never touched
counter before, and the likes of them we haya
never seen at the prices.
Colored and white pure linen, hand-em -broldered
At 25c, fully worth 50c each. ,
(100 dozens ot them.)
Colored and white pure linen, hand-em.
At 50c fully worth 75c and SOc
(75 dozens of them.)
Also, tSO dozens special white, hemstitched,
pure linen handkerchiefs at 13 1-Se each.
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