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A RECEIVER GRANTED.
Senator upperman's Mission
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fc AFTER LEGAL ADYIOE.
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the Petition to Courts.
k?: ASSIGKEE M'KELTEY IS SATISFIED.
EenatorTJppennan was seen late last night
after his return from Harrisbnrg. He was
jubilant over the success oi his mission,
which was the dispossession of Assignee
McKelvey and the choice of a receiver, as a
means of satisfying the united demands of
the depositors of the bank, whom himself
ana Attorney George C. "Wilson represented
in their mission to Harrisbnrg.
He stated that they consulted with Audi
tor General McCamant and Deputy Attor
ney General Sanderson as to the necessity of
the appointment of a receiver yesterday
morning, and strongly argued in favor of
dispensing with the usual formality of au
thorizing an investigation by an examiner
because of the delay such a proceedure
would involve, and because there was no
doubt of the insolvency of the Lawrence
Bank. They also presented a petition
signed bv about 300 depositors of the insti
tution asking for a receiver.
A LEGAL OPINION XW FATOB.
Auditor General McCamant indicated his
willingness to indorse the petition to the
court for a receiver, but -was requjred to be
governed in his action by the decision of the
Law Department of the State. The Deputy
Attornev General gave the matter presented
to him further consideration during the day,
and at a consultation in the afternoon, at
which the Pittsburg representatives of the
suffering depositors were present, decided
that the circumstances justified the appoint
ment of a receiver at once. The Auditor
General thereupon acquiesced in the request
Ar ttA ionncifare hv KipniniT the Detition
asking the Allegheny county courts to ap
point a receiver to take charge of the col
lapsed bank. Senator TJpperman says that
he stated to McCamant while there, that he
did not believe the institution would pay 30
cents on the dollar of the amounts it owes to
The knowledge that many of the deposi
tors of the Lawrence Bank heard yesterday
afternoon that Auditor General McCamant
had acted favorably upon the petition for
the appointment of a receiver to straighten
out the affairs of-the bank caused great sat
isfaction. There was an air of quiet greater
than usual in Lawrenceville, and rumors
were fewer and less startling than hereto
fore. One of these rumors was to the effect
that the people now engaged on the bank's
hooks had discovered assets which had not
before been known to exist. This was a
source of consolation to some of the deposi
tors, and hope was revived in many
Kb statement has been given out by
Assignee McKelvey, and he makes no pre
diction as to when "be can or will give the
depositors any information. He declined
to answer any questions put by a Dispatch
reporter vesterday, saying that ha was too
busy to talk. James TJpperman told the
reporter that he had received a dispatch
from his brother, Senator TJpperman, stating
that the Auditor General had granted the
depositors' request for a receiver. "Who
would be appointed to the office he did not
know. "When Mr. McKelvey was told of
this, he said that he was very glad of the
prospect of being speedily relieved of his
duties as assignee.
FIRE DISABILITIES RELIEVED.
Four Injured Firemen Itlndo Happy hr
The Pirenien's Disability Board met yes
terday in the Mayor's office and allowed the
usual amount of benefits on the claims of
injured firemen. The Safe Deposit Com
pany, as trustee of the Disability Fund,
submitted a statement showing that there
was $12,743 31 in the fund on December 1,
oi which 512,335 33 was deposited and draw
ing interest in the People s Savings Bank
and $407 98 in the hands of the Safe Deposit
The claims allowed yesterday were to:
James J. Daugherty. of Truck A, both
wrists sprained by a fall; Bobert "Woods, of
No. 10, ankle sprained while descending
pole in engine house; "William Duerr, No.
11, injured by falling wall at fire on South
Twenty-first street last week; Henry Heinz,
No. 5, "injured by tramping on a nail at the
Bedlord avenue fire last week.
SICK TO SOME PURPOSE.
How a Pauper'! Illness Results In a Fns
nce to Europe.
The Department ot Charities secured a
ticket yesterday from Consul Schamberg
and presented it to an inmate of the City
Farm for his passage home to Germany.
The inmate's name is John Maluntch, a
pauper who landed in New York last May
and went to Calumet, Michigan, where he
worked in an ore mine.
Being thrown out of work he came here
and worked in a mill but took sick and had
to be sent to the farm. His illness baffled
the skill of the physician there until the
lrappy thought came that he mieht be home
sick. Proof of this idea was manifest when
the poor fellow was told he would be sent
home. He brightened up at once, his eyes
shone and the tears began to flow for happi
ness and his illness immediately left him.
He is a young man of but 20 years.
FRITTERED AWAY IH DBIHK.
A Mother Who Etarres Her Children to
Gratify TJndne Thirst.
Mrs. Mary Brown, a resident of Thirty
fifth street, was sent to jail last night for 20
days by 'Squire Porter on an information of
cruelty to children, preferred by Agent
The testimony showed that Mrs. Brown
and her five children live in a house on
Thirty-fifth-street, and that there was no
furniture of any kind in the place, the chil
dren sleeping on an old mattress that lay on
the floor, Mrs. Brown spending all her
money for drink. The children were cared
for by Agent Dean.
USD UNKINDLY TBEATED.
Dome Fortune Unreels Some of Her Worst
far a Votary's Benefit.
Thomas Kind, aged 36, left his home1 in
England two months ago to seek his fortune
in America. He came to Pittsburg, but
was unsuccessful in his search for work.
Yesterday afternoon he tried to board a
moving freight train on the Baltimore and
Ohio road, but missed his footing and fell
under the cars. The wheels passed over his
left arm, crushing it, and lacerating the
flesh so badly that the member was ampu
tated at the "West Penn Hospital, where
Kind was taken.
Obtained Legal Bedrest,
A telegram irom Cincinnati says that H.
E. Lundy, of Pittsburg, obtained a judgment
against "W. H. Stephens, of Cincinnati, for
$109 yesterday. Last July Lundy sent Ste
phens various extracts of the value above
named. Stephens stored them away and re
fused to either return or pay for them, claim
ing they were not sp to the sample.
AFTER A NATIONAL EVENT.
ritubnrg Sabbath School Workers Will
Try to Get the National Conference to
Meet Here An Instinctive Session.
Yesterday afternoon the Sabbath School
Institute of the Presbytery of Pittsburg met
in the Southside Presbyterian Church.
About 100 members were present. "Willis
A. Boothe -was chairman of the conference.
After the opening devotional exercises Mr.
Boothe announced that Mr. Samuel Ham
ilton was sick and unable to attend the
meeting to read a paper on "Discipline in
the Sabbath School," but that Dr. J. L.
Person would speak on the same subject.
Dr. Person made a brief speech on the
subject, holding that a Sunday school
teacher should systematise her work so
thoroughly that the matter of discipline
would not be apparent and would not be op
pressive. A short and general discussion of
the subject was made and showed that all
were in favor of strict discipline and that
the only proper way to secure it was through
Mr. E. S. Gray made an address on the
"Primary Schodl," taking the position that
this infant department in the Sabbath
school was the most important in the school,
as the earnestness of early teaching laid the
foundation for the shaping of character of
The question drawer was then opened and
many questions pertaining to the easiest
method ot teaching were asked and an
swered. The business meeting was then commenced
and'Vice President "W. C. Lilley took the
chair. Bev. C. B. Hatch, Secretary, read
the minutes of the last meeting and the
Chair appointed a committee, Messrs. Gray,
Person and Hatch, to draw up a minute re
questing the managers of the International
American Sabbath School Convention to
appoint Pittsburg as the place for the an
nual conference next June. The committee
was instructed to report in the evening. It
was then announced that the ladies of the
church had prepared a lunch for the dele
gates, so an adjournment until evening was
The evenine session of the Sabbath School
Institute in the First Presbyterian Church,
South Twentieth and Sarah streets, South
side, was well attended last night. "The
Art of Questioning" was the subject of
some remarks by Bev. J. D. Moffat, D. D.
The speaker detailed his own exDerience in
Sabbath school work,and begged the teacher
to study well the lesson before trying to
teach it to her scholars.
"How to study the Gospel by Luke" was
the title of the address delivered bv Prof.
M. B. Biddle, D. D. The professor started
out by saying that he was sure there were
not five people in the audience who could
tell him ten things done by our Lord when
He was on earth, and yet he would venture
to say that at least CO out of every
100 could tell him almost everything
about Abraham Lincoln or any of the
modern martyrs or heroes. The speaker
then launched forth into a pleasing and in
structive address, telling his hearers to
study out the questions in the Bible and
take them to heart.
A special choir furnished the music for
last evening's session and did it in a pleas
TO REJCEIYE GEN. ALGER.
The Rational G. A. B. Commander to be In
Pittsburg Next Friday.
The Grand Army Executive Committee
are making great preparations for the recep
tion to General Alger, Commander-in-Chief
of the G. A. B., at Old City Hall next Fri
day night. The General has written that he
will be accompanied by his staff officers,
Colonel Hopkins, of Detroit, Adjutant
General; General Taylor, of Philadelphia,
Quartermaster General; Department Com.
mander Stewart, of Norm town. Pa.; De
partment Adjutant General McCormick, of
Philadelphia, and Assistant Quartermaster
General H. G. "Williams, of Philadelphia.
The reception to the distinguished visitors
will begin at 8 o'clock and continue until
1020. during which time the old soldiers
and their families will have the privilege
of shaking hands and exchanging greetings
with them. Speeches will be made appro
priate to the occasion.
APPROVED PAY1 ROLLS.
Allegheny Committees Sleet and Transact
Business Mayor Peason's Report.
The Allegheny Committees on Police and
Parks met last night and approved bills and
the pay rolls. The pay-roll of the Police
Department amounted to $7,000, and that of
the parks $1,674 61.
The Mayor's report showed 245 arrests
during the month; 110 for disorderly con
duct, 60 for drunkenness, 25 for vagrancy, 7
for larceny and the rest for minor offenses.
.Thirty-four were committed to the work
house, 25 to jail. 14 held for court, 72 paid
fines and 87 were discharged. The total re
ceipts were $917 46, of which $426 was from
disorderly conduct and $150 from amuse
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttibnrgers and Others of
Ex-Mayor "Andy" Fulton's tall form
loomed up at Union depot yesterday morning,
"Andy" having just returned from the fiery
untamodWest He visited his family briefly,
and then went to City Hall, where the boys
were glad to Bee him. Mr. Fulton denies the
soft Impeachment that he Is running for Con
gress, but remarked that since the talk upon
the subject he felt some inclination to enter
the lists in Denver, of course. He said that
Senator Walton, of Colorado, had promised to
use his influence for the choice as a delegate to
the next National Convention. He also said
that his erratic friend, B. M. Kennedy, had lost
2,800 and all his diamonds by a robbery in
Denver recently. Mr. Fulton will visit New
York City and come back to Pittsburg for a
An Indian chief of the Cherokee nation,
who on his native heath rejoices in the eupho
nistic appellation of "Jaw-Breaker," but on
whom advancing civilization in the shape of the
agent has bestowed the plain, everyday and un
pretentious name of Mogram John Mogram
passed through en route to Washington yester
day. The chief takes'the trip to the capital to
converse with the Great Chief of the palefaces
on the question of the purchase of the Chero
kee strip, which he declares Is worth more than
the sum offered. He says that people from
across the great waters have offered more
money, and that his brethren of the tribe be
lieve that Uncle Sam can go them one better.
Ex-State Senator "W. B. Meredith, of
Kittannlng; District Deputy Grand Master
William Chatlaln, of Brownsville; J. W. Craw
ford, of Cresson Lodge, Pittsburg; L D.Kra
mer, of Ledge 318: Joseph Eichbaum, Past
Grand Master; W. J. Carson. District Deputy
Grand High Priest; Joseph P. Morris, of Ionic
Lodge: W. B. Veetch, of Coal Center, and
William Keefer, of the West End, went to
Philadelphia last night for the purpose of at
tending a meeting of the Grand Lodge of
Masons, at which the election of officers will
occur. The usual quarterly meeting will also
J. M. Townsend, Recorder in the Land
Office at Washington, passed through to In
diana yesterday. The Becorder is a colored
gentleman, very well read, and was appointed
to his position by President Harrison. He said
that some cases of heavy land frauds were
now being unearthed in Minnesota and the
Dakotas, and that the policy of the Secretary
of the Interior and Commissioner of Lands is
to use every possible vigilance to prevent repe
tition of frauds.
B."W.Vandegrift, the well-known young
oil broker, will leave Thursday mornlngfor Hot
Springs, Art, for the benefit of his health. He
will be accompanied by his wife, and will stay
at the springs for two or three months. It was
rumored yesterday that "Jimmy" Galvin was to
go along with him as a professional nurse, bat
this Is cot correct.
George "W. Boyd, General Passenger
Agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, accom
panied by a party of friends, passed through
eastward last night on his return from a
hunting expedition In the West. They were
accommodated in the Davy Crockett Pullman
which had been specially fitted up as a hunting
James S. JIcKean and "W. H. Arrison,
of Monongahela City, will leave for Philadel
phia to-day to attend the quarterly meeting of
the Grand Lodge of Mswms.
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BUT IT WAS .LOADED.
How Josephine Welsh Xi lied lYaite,
HER STORY TOLD TO THE CORONER
James Holanay ttadly Injured by a Pitts
burg Traction Car.
A TEACKWALKEE COMES TO GBIEF
The inquest upon the remains of Charles
J. "Waite was held yesterday at "West Eliza
beth, and was attended by a very large
gathering of the citizens, who were excited,
not alone on acconnt of the strangeness of
the manner of his death, but with sympathy
for the young lady who was the unwitting
cause of his death. The case was fully ex
plained in The Dispatch on the day after
the unfortunate accident, and, in accordance
with the facts there set forth as corroborated
in the evidence, rendered the following ver
dict: Charles J. Waite, aged 23 years, came to his
death at the residence of Mrs. Catherine
Welsh, West Elizabeth borough, from internal
hemorrhage, due to a gun-shot wound In the
right breast, and from all other evidence the
iury finds that said wound was received at the
lands of Josephine Welsh. The jury finds that
said shooting was an accident, and exonerates
Miss Welsh from all blame and responsibility.
MISS WELSH'S TESIIMONT.
The testimony of the young lady who so
unfortunately caused the death of a young
man just in the spring time of life, is prob
ably of interest, and by the courtesy of
Coroner McDowell is published. It reads
Miss Josephine "Walsh, sworn, lives at
Elizabeth, Pa.: "On "Wednesday last, No
vember 28, 1889, we were at home, Mr.
"Waite, mother, George and myself. Mr.
"Waite had an old-fashioned pocket book
which he was displaying. Mr. McCoyan,
engineer on P. & C'. B, R., was present.
There were some relics from England in the
pocket book. "We looked all through it.
He then said: 'Come upstairs and I will
show youmytrunf He picked up the
lamt and started UDstairs. I fallowed. He
had the trunk ready to close. The revolver
was in the top part. He picked the
revolver up and I tried to run away. I was
cold and would have gone down stairs, but
he took the revolver and sat down on my lap
and put tne revolver to my bead, saying:
'You be my wife or I'll kill you. I don't
think he meant it. I motioned him away,
and told him I was afraid. He talked, and
I told him of a man killing, his nephew
while cleaning a revolver, and I said to
him: 'Charlie, what would you do if you
killed me like that?' He said: '"Why, I
would kneel down and put the revolver to
my head and kill myself.' He handed the
revolver to me and told me to shoot it off. I
took it and was afraid of it. I kept it at
arm's length, and he told me several times
it was not loaded."
HOW THE TBAGEST OCCUBEED-
"I then took the revolver and held it
down, and was afraid it might be discharged
and hurt some person downstairs, and I
pointed it from me toward the empty side of
the house. The hammer went down, but
there was no discharge. He had handed me
the revolver with the hammer raised. There
was no load in it He then said again, 'It
ain't loaded.' That reassured me and I was
not so much afraid of it, but still kept it at
arm's length. He said to me, 'This is
self-cocking; you raise the hammer .and
watch barrel turn.' I know nothing of
firearms. I did so; and he said, 'Shoot it
off,' and it was discharged then. I did
not know it had shot him, as I did not hear
the discharge. He looked at me and said,
'Oh, Joe. you've hit me,' and started down
stairs. I ran downstairs and saw I had shot
him. He was always fooling me, making
me believe he was hurt I did not believe
he was hurt, and laughed at him after iBhot
him. "When we got to the top of the stairs
I said, 'Charlie, are you hurt?' He did not
answer. He went on downstairs and fell on
the floor. There had been no trouble or ill
feeling between us. "We were always the
best of friends. I cannot say what position
I had the revolver in."
BTEUCK BI A CABLE CAB.
James Holanay Gets a Very Hard Bnmp
James Holanay was struck by car No. 17
of the Fifth avenue line, at the corner of
"Wood street about 8 o'clock last evening.
Holanay was intoxicated and walked out in
front of the car. It struck him, and but for
the prompt action of Gripman Brubacker,
would have run over him.
He received a severe gash on the head
and his left leg was fractured. He was re
moved to the Homeopathic Hospital. He is
about 40 years of age. and is a laborer on
the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad. living at
"Wheeling. But a few minutes before the
accident some boys had found him lying on
the sidewalk on Market street, very drunk,
and picked him np and placed him on some
Some excitement was caused by the rumor
that the man had been killed. He person
ally assured a reporter that such was not
the case, however.
GE0UND BI A E ASSES GEE TEAIN.
A Glaasblower Steps Ont of the Way of
One Train Into Another.
Thomas "Williams, a glassworker living
at Tarentum, was fatally injured on the
"West Penn Bailroad yesterday afternoon at
Hite's station. He was walking on the
track at that point and stepped out of the
way of a freight train, when a passenger
train on the other track struck him, fractur
ing his skull, breaking one leg and other
wise injuring him. He was brought in to
the Allegheny General Hospital where he
died five minutes after his arrival. He was
40 years of age and formerly lived on the
Southside. The Coroner was notified and
will hold an inquest to-day.
WHERE IS THE WHAEFHASTEB?
Controller Brown, of Allegheny, Looking for
City Controller Brown, of Allegheny, is
looking for David Lighthill, the City
"Wharfmaster, who is missing. The latter's
duties are said to have been neglected, and
the Controller has written to him several
times, without receiving a reply.
Lighthill has not been seen about his
office for some time, and a general inquiry
is being made. The Controller has not re
ceived any returns from the office for the
past two months, and is holding back the
"Wharfmaster's salary for October and No
vember to protect the city. Lighthill only
collects the transient wharfage, and the re
ceipts of the office are bnt about $1,000. His
salary is $900. Controller Brown Btated last
evening that he would, notify Lighthill's
bondsmen to make good the difference be
tween the receipts of the office and the
Wharfmaster's salary for two months. This
is only about $15. The "Wharf Committee
will act on the matter at the next meeting.
Lighthill's term of office will expire in
April. There are three candidates for the
position. These are ex-Wharf master Charles
L. Dittmer, Peter Maul and a Mr. Young, of
the Eighth ward. The chances are said to
be in favbr of Dittmer.
LOCAL COMPANIES BID LOSE.
Rather More Than a Widow's Mite Will Go
to New England.
Notwithstanding the assertion that Pitts
burg insurance companies did not lose by
the New England blazes, a prominent in
surance man of this city says that $55,000
will go ont of it bn that acconnt.
That is not a large sum for the Iron,
Glass and Gas City to contribute, bnt it's
an item, nevertheless,
An Interesting Session of Allegheny Connty
Ministers Subjects Ably Discussed to
Promote the Weal of the Church and
The evening and concluding session of
the convention was conducted by the Eev.
D. Kennedy. After the opening exercises
the Bev. Dr. H. T. McClelland delivered an
address on "Consecration What it is and
How Secured." In substance he said that
the idea of consecration is self-dedication to
the work of God; a consecration to the liv
ing God, or serving of righteousness.
He cited the example of David before the
people, working for the creation of the
temple and asking the people, "Who this
day is willing to consecrate himself to the
work of God?" Another and the greatest
example in the world was that of Christ,
who consecrated His whole life to the work
of His Father for the salvation of mankind.
Consecration is to be secured, he concluded,
by contemplation of the self-evident grace
of God, a self dedication to the"serving of
God and the use of grace which increases by
The Bev. Dr. L N. Hays followed with
an address on "Personal Works." He Baid
that there is a pressing need this hour for a
general revival of religion; a revival of pure
and undented religion. For this there is
needed first, consecration, and then personal
work. Everything about religion, he safd,
is personal. There is a personal God, a per
sonal duty and a personal destiny, and a
crreat religions resDonsibiiity on the indi
vidual. "Man's first and highest obligation
is to his own soul; nothing will compensate
him for the loss of his personal salvation.
The way to secure the salvation of others
is first to secure your own salvation. This
means personal activity, and every man
laid on Christ's altar offers himself for
service. Continuing Dr. Hays urged inde
fatigable efforts. They should look for per
sonal results, and the results from personal
work would be greater than by general
work, such as in the Sunday schools, etc
He meant by personal work, standing face
to face with a sinner and helping him to
grace. The teaching of the gospel should
be followed up by personal aid.
In the afternoon the Bev. David Ken
nedy spoke on "What Class of Themes Are
Best Calculated to Meet the Present Needs
of the Church." The Eev. Mr. McKallip
took for bis subject "Enthusiasm in the
Pulpit." Other speakers were the Bev.
Matthew Butherford and Dr. O. L. Miller.
The latter took for his subject "What is
Needed to Baise the Standard of Our Bible
School Work?" He dwelt on the prepar
ation that the teachers need in order to
teach, and emphasized the importance of
training them as teachers.
The proceedings of the convention in the
morning were quite interesting. "The
points within Allegheny Presbytery where
there are good prospects of building up a
Presbyterian Church, but which are now
unoccupied," was the subject, f a discussion
lead b Bev. J. T. Gibson, who believed
harmonious efforts and the desire of the peo
ple most interested would be successful. He
instanced Tarentum, where the people want
a $2,000 church and had $500 raised toward
it. Dr. Hays said he often felt dubious
about asking his people to send money away
when it was needed o badly at home. Bev.
G. M. Potter then spoke of "The number
and names of vacant churches within the
bounds of Allegheny Presbytery and the
cause of their vacancy." Among the places
mentioned were Glencoe, Glasgow, Indus
try, Freedom, Concord, Pine Creek, Sharps
burg, Evans City, New Salem, Ball Creek,
Cross Boads and Plains. Bev. B. C. Totten
then spoke of the "Means for meeting the
immediate needs of weak and vacant
churches in this Presbytery."
THE VACANT BE0GANS.
Plenty of People Willing to Don the Bobes
of Convicted Aldermen.
Notwithstanding the perils that environ
aldermen in this city who make haste to be
rich, there seems to be plenty of people will
ing to don the robes of those who have lately
gone into retirement. It is said that Gov
ernor Beaver proposes to fill the vacancjes
as soon as he ascertains tne proper mode -of
A legal opinion is extracted which is that
on petition of a score or more of yeomen,
good and true, the Governor may declare
vacancies and fill them, unless the appeal to
the Supreme Court should be a rock in the
channel. Some legal lights think the appeal
would make no difference. -
Alderman Doughty's term ends in three
months, bnt there are plenty of people who
are willing to assume the trouble and ex
pense necessary to fill his brogans. It is
supposed that occupancy might help chances
for further aspirations in that direction.
Messrs. John Dunn, James White, George
Gibbons, James McCandless, Andrew Wil
son and Dr. McCreary's brother are spoken
of by the Bepublicans, while Democrats
talk of James McPike and L. Shultenbrand
as candidates, and Peter Zern looms up as
an independent. Samuel Bowden,
Doughty's constable, is also spoken of as an
Alderman Maneese was filling the unex
pired term of Alderman Miller and it is
thought there will be no appointment for
his position. Alderman Corcoran, ex-Alderman
Gallagher and John A. Martin are
willing to take the position.
Joseph L. Evans is said to be willing to
sit in the vacant seat of Alderman Ojllen,
of the Woods Bun district of Allegheny,
until the February election.
BEEAES THE OPEN HEABTH BECOBD.
A Carbon Iran Company Furnace Beaches
560 Heats Without Repairs.
It is a matter of fact that one of the "H.
W. Lash" open hearth steel fnrnaces of
the Carbon Iron Company has broken the
The great number of 560 heats has been
reached without repairs being necessary, a
most remarkable thing in the steel world.
The company has two 15 ton furnaces,
Nos. I and 2. Number one is now being
repaired and will resume operations next
week. The furnace making the above record
is managed by Mr. Bobert Williams, a
veteran in snch matters.
4UNP0WDEB AND A PIPE.
the Combination Affected Michael
Wright's Pocket and Side.
Michael Wright, a miner living at Mc
Donald's station, on the Panhandle Bail
road, was brought to the West Penn Hos
Eital yesterday suffering with some severe
urns about the side.
It seems that Wright was out hunting
and had a bag of gunpowder in a ooat
pocket. In a moment of abstraction he
dropped a lighted pipe into the same pocket.
The result was an explosion which nearly
tore Wright's clothing from his back and
injured him very severely.
It is not now thought that Bobert B.
Dean, whose skull was trephined at'the
South Penn Hospital on Sunday, can live.
After the operation he became delirious,
and so violent that he had to be strapped
down on his bed. Nothing more has been
learned as to how Dean's injury was re
ceived. The Results of Scarlet Fever.
All mucous membranes, as well as the
skin, are involved in the eruption of scarlet
fever, which in the. ears often terminates in
suppuration with perforation of the drum
head, discharge of matter for months, or for
life if neglected, and greatly diminished
hearing, is the result. Severe colds in the
head may produce similar conditions.
"Proud flesh" and polypus in the middle
ear.often occur in chronic cases. There is
no case of this character but that can be
healed. The sobner it is done the-better the
hearing will be restored. So successful has
Dr. Sadler been in the treatment of snch
eases, that none fail to receive satisfaction
even though pronounced hopeless before.
His once M w jrenaavwiue.
TXJESDX7;iDE0BMBER - M? 7 188tf
DANGERS FROM FIRES
There is. Not Much to Fear From
Cross Wires in Pittsburg.
AN EXCELLENT ALARM SYSTEM.
Other Big Tillages Adopting Gas City
Ideas of Prevention.
CAUSE OP EASTERN CONFLAGRATIONS
The danger of fires from the possible cross
ing oi wires as illustrated by the recent
Boston fire has aroused the citizens of Pitts
burg to the realization of danger. Appli
cations for information to The Dispatch
office prompted a consultation with Morris
Mead, Chief of the Bureau of Electricity,
who gave a most flattering acconnt of the
position of Pittsburg in comparison with
other cities. On the questions of fire pro
tection and light service, Mr. Mead said:
"I have Inst returned from a visit to New
York and Boston, and in the former city the
workmen were busy putting up lines both
day and night, working Sunday and every
other day, and are to-day doing by order of
the courts what the light lines in Pittsburg
have long ago done voluntarily.
"Now in Boston there is a peouliar feature
with regard to the fire alarm and other tele
graph lines, and that is, owing to the nar
rowness 01 tne streets, tne wires nave Deen
attached to" the houses, either on tops or on
the outside. In Pittsburg we have the
wires on poles of course, but we have what
no other city in the country has, a full cop
per wire service, with perfect insulation.
We may have a fire which would knock out
a few telegraph poles, or cause the wires to
be dropped through some mishap incidental
to a fire. Were the wires all dropped in a
bunch we could have full communication in
the fire service while other wires might be
cut out by being in contact.
PETVATE BOXES EBMOTED.
"ThereJs another additional precaution
which we have taken against crippling the
fire service of the city. When Chief Brown
first came into office I represented to him
the danger accruing from the boxes in
private houses. He at once gave the order,
and now there are very few boxes within
houses or large manufacturing buildings.
They are on poles in the street, isolated
from any chance of being destroyed in a
burning building. The reason for that is
the destruction of one of these boxes would
throw the circuit open, and cut out from 30
to 45 boxes in the same circuit, or, as in
Boston, close several circuits through the
burning of one building.
"The first trouble in New York and Bos
ton is that occasioned by the existence of
two or more rival companies, which, in the
ardor of competition, put up cheap iron
wire, cheap poles, ,and generally economized
in material to admit of the great expense of
securing new territory and extending the
lines without regard to the safety of either
the public or the workmen. It may seem
strange, as I am generally opposed to mo
nopolies, but I feel very much pleased that
the Westinghouse Company controls the
whole electric lighting of Pittsburg. The
work is thoroughly done and the precautions
are taken which are unfortunately omitted
in other places, making Pittsburg the safest
city from fire through electric casualties in
the Union. You can safely quote me as say
ing that I am ready to show how much bet
ter placed we are "than other cities in this
"Captain Landers, chief of the electrical
department of Boston, last week acknowl
edged our advantages in this respect when
explained to him, and I am willing to show
what our fire protection is by touching any
box in the city to test it, and if it is not be
ing repaired or some peculiar and unusual
reason exists for its isolation the response
will be immediate. I am perfectly satisfied
that we have the best system of wires in the
country. Cleveland is now commencing to
put in the copper wire service, and that is
merely following our example.
"As for putting the wires underground
that must necessarily be an affair of the
future. t You can only put one district or
circuit at a time underground, and it would
take 10 or 12 years to get all the wires here
below. By that time the number of wires
would have increased so much that it would
make changes in the buried part necessary,
and, judging trom the rapid strides made in
later years in electrical discoveries some
better method than either the cable or the
boxed wire system may by that time be
A CHAPTER OP MISFORTUNES.
A Woman En Route to Denver Hears of Her
An unusually sad case come to the notice
of the Society for the Improvement o( the
A month ago a man named Charles
Green left his wife in Harrisbnrg and
went to Denver, 'Col., to seek work. Soon
after he sent for her, and she started for
that place, checking her baggage through.
Getting as far as this city, she became sick,
and was sent to the Homeopathic Hospital.
The lady about recovered, and yesterday
was getting ready to resume her journey.
She had gotten a letter about a week ago
from her husband, in which he said he was
sick; and yesterday she received a telegram
saying he was dead. The poor woman went
to the society with her story, and they pro
vided her with good quarters at the Tem
porary Home. All her belongings are in
her trunk at Denver.
THEY HAD A QU0RU1T.
Welg-hty Blatters Attended to bv the Grover
Brightly shone the lights in Houston's
Hall, Lawrenceville, last night and an air
of hopefulness and expectancy in keeping
with the title of the society that met there
Iiervaded the room. The "Grover Cleve
and Democratic Society" was holding its
monthly meeting, bnt it was a meeting of
more than ordinary importance because ex
Solicitor General George A Jenks had been
invited to address the assemblage. He did
not put in an appearance, however, sending
instead a letter regretting that he was de
tained elsewhere. So, being unable to
honor Mr. Jenks, the society elected to hon
orary membership ex-President Cleveland,
Allan G. Thurman, John G. Carlisle, Boger
Q. Mills, Henry W. Grady and Henry
Watterson. The business was transacted by
the five members present.
IH EL0URISH1KG CONDITION.
The Annual Meeting of the Bfnsonlc Fnnd
Society Last Klffht.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Masonic Fund Society was held yester
day in the .Masonic Temple on Fifth avenue,
and the usual reports were presented and
The report showed that the building cost
$150,000, the income from which has been,
since its erection, $18,000, and the expenses
about balance the income, inclnding the
taxes, which are some 6,000. The original
stock was $30,000, and none of it is to-day
npon the market, nor will he except as part
ot the assets of some original stockholder.
TO BUCK AGAINST EXP10SITE&
A Trial of a Now Fire Extinguisher on the
Wharf This Afternoon.
What is claimed as a wonderful invention
in the realm of fire extinguishment, is to be
given a practical test this afternoon at the
foot of Fifth street and the Allegheny wharf.
"It is called the "Penn Electrio Fire Ex
tinguisher" and is said to differ very ma
terially from existing appliances. At the
trial it is stated that a portable house will be
filled with explosives and the torch applied
when the extinguisher will come into nlav.
All the city officials and fire iasurgno aen
J juetojw prjwKtjtotake it is, '
A NEW SOCIAL CLUB.
WeettagnoBie Emfilojes to Organise They
Will Live lo the Star All the Offiatal
JChe Penn Club is the latest social organi
zation to be sprung in this city. A charter
will be applied for within the next few days
by.a number of employes of the Westing
house Company for the club. It is the in
tention to furnish the rooms on the ninth
floor of the Westinghouse.building and use
them for clnb purposes.
They were originally intended for this
purpose. There are 13 rooms altogether,
and abou (20,000 will be spent in
furnishing them. A large billiard room
will be one of the most prominent features
of the club. It will be right on the corner ot
the building and from the windows one can
see all over the city and Allegheny. The
window is almost on a level with the spire
of St. Andrew's Church and commands a
magnificent view. The club will be in charge
of a first-class steward, and meals wOl
be served to the members at
a nominal cost. Another feature will be
sleeping apartments for the use of traveling
electrio light salesmen. The club will enter
tain the latter while in the city, and the
house will be open day and night. The
rooms will be reached by an elevator, which
will be accessible at all hours.
There will be two classes of members
resident and non-resident. The initiation
fee for the former will be $50, and for the
latter $30. All newly-elected members will
be required to pay the dnes for the current
half year during which they are admitted.
The yearly dues of resident members shall
be $35, and non-resident members $25.
Among those who are interested in the
clnb and are pushing its organization are
Charles Paine, of the Philadelphia Com
pany; John Caldwell, of the same company;
Lemuel Bannister, of the Fuel Company;
S. A. Wells, of the Construction Company;
Charles S. Pease, of the Electric Company;
Charles A. Terry, Esq., the solicitor of the
interests; A. T. Bowand, of the Electric
Company; B. D. McGunnegle, of the Alle
gheny Connty Light Company; W. D.
Uptegraff, private secretary to Mr. West
inghouse; Charles Wolf, of the Philadelphia
Company; S. A. Duncan, of the Light Com
pany; W. L. McCully, ot the Electric Com
pany; J. S. Humbert, of the same concern,
and many others. Mr. George Westing
house will be the patron of the club. The
club rooms will be opened aboutJFebruaryL
Easy to Mnko If Ton Go Abont It Bight.
The peculiar properties of the coffee berry
are perfectly brought out in only one way,
viz., by filtering hot water through finely
ground coffee. The cheapest and best filter
is apiece of unbleached muslin made into a
sack, stretched across the top of the coffee
pot. The water passing through the ground
coffee extracts all the essential oil of the
berry. The result is a delightfully smooth,
rich drink. Boiling instantly destroys the
essential oil and makes the coffee flat and
insipid. A perfection filter coffee pot, that
will not allow boiling, is to 'be seen at 34
Fifth avenue, where the Atlantic & Pacific
Tea Co. will give you a delicious cup of cof
fee made in it. Call and trv it.
Christmas Mandolins and Guitars.
H. Kleber & Bro. have received a large
and select assortment ot the celebrated
Washburn mandolins and guitars, specially
adapted for Xmas gifts. This make is con
ceded by the best players throughout the
country to be without an equal, while the
prices are not above those of inferior makes,
A more desirable and beautiful present than
one of these instruments cannot be found.
Klebers' also have a full line of the Arion
and Conservatory guitars and mandolins,
warranted, and which are sold at $8 and
upward. H. Klebee & Bbo.,
No. 06 Wood street.
A Magnificent Offer.
1,250 Boyal Standard kersey overcoats at
$10 for to-day. Made of imported kersey in
bine, mouse, wine, stone, black and steel
gray. These overcoats are tailor-made and
lined with a rich farmer satin of the very
finest quality. They are the finest speci
mens of the kind in the city and worth from
$25 to $30. Onr price to-day, $10.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
Tho Great Bush nt Kleber Sc Dro.'s Already
Persons can have no idea of the popularity
of the Eleber Bros, and the immense bus
iness they are doing in the sale of pianos,
organs, mandolins, guitars, etc, unless
they drop in at their warerooms, 506 Wood
street. And little's the wonder for the
Messrs. Kleber have the monopoly of the
grandest pianos made in America. Just
look at and listen to the glorious Steinway
and Conover pianos and the popular Gabier
and Opera piano, and you will admit that
nothing else will compare with them. Be
sides, the Messrs. Kleber sell at honest,
reasonable prices. They take the smallest
Iirofits of any dealers, and they give the
ongest warranty and sell on the easiest
monthly payments. Klebers' store is the
most popular place to buy at, and people
have implicit faith in their honest dealings
and their superior judgment.
The Joyous Holidays.
Christmas is coming right rapidly, and
everybody is preparing for it. It is well to
remember in this connection that no holiday
dinner will be complete without Marvin's
famous wedding fruit cake, or golden plnxn
pudding. They are made of the purest im
ported materials, and grocers keep them. D
100 dozens white, pure linen, hand-em
broidered handkerchiefs at 25c each
(worth 50c). Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Store.
Only a few dozen of those 16-in. kid body
bisque face dolls left at 60s each. Buy one
and seenre the greatest bargain of the season
at Harrison's Toy Store, 123 Federal street,
250 dozens white hem-stitched,pure linen
handkerchiefs, best value we ever had, at
12o each. Jos. Hobite & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Onr own importations. All the new
things from all the famous potteries. Lowest
prices, at Beizenstein's, 162, 154, 156 Federal
st, Allegheny. ttssu
New, Sweet, Delicious.
Marvin's royal bread possesses all these
properties. If you haven't tried it do so at
once, if you want to renew your youth and
be happy. D
Grand Christmas Opening
To-day at B. S. Davis & Co.'s, 96 Fifth
ave. Booksellers. '
All Kinds of Musical Instruments,
And the celebrated Sohmer pianos and
Colby pianos, at J. M. Hoffmann & Co.'s,
537 Smithfield street.
Yoxr never saw such bargains in albums
as are being offered at Harrison's Toy Store,
123 Federal street, Allegheny. tts
Obdee your cravons, etc, for holidays at
Lies' popular gallery, ip and 12 Sixth st
Cabinets, $1 per doz. TTStf
Apieb a sleepless night use Angostura
Bitters to tone up your system. All drug
gists. Dress Salts.
For a good fittiug dress suitor overcoat go
to Pitcairn's, 434 Wood street. ttsu
A1.I1 the best dealers keep F. &V.'s
Pittsburg beer. Try it. You will like it.
Wrrjc Cakietoh' and "Over the Hill to
Xie PocyJwa'; tonight, jrt,OWCity Hall
p ., r ,-.,
SINIAID DENIES IT.
He Says the Gfoto KeSsery WW Net Be
Closed TJb A Rbbot That the Men Will
Since the Standard Oil Company has
made the last alleged deal with the Globe
Defining-Company, it is said they intend to
shut down the Globe Oil Works in the
Eighteenth ward. After the supposed deal
had been made nothing more was expected,
and it was thought the works would be con
tinued to refine. Late last week one of the
employes claims notice was given to dis
charge, pay off all the men and close up the
works. If this is done it will throw about
150 men out of employment.
The Globe Oil Works was built entirely
new, and just a year ago the first oil was re
fined. It is one ot the best equipped re
fineries ever built in the Pittsburg district.
The refining capacity is in a line of ten
stills, each holding 600 barrels, from which
nearly 20,000 barrels of oil can be refined
every week. The tanks for storage of crude
and refined oil are over 100,000 barrels, and
in addition to this is a first-class cooper
shop for making machine and ."and barrels.
The rolling stock consists of 370 .rs, mostly
iron tanks. These alone are valued
at $250,000. When this refinery was
started it appeared as though other
refineries might be built, and the old
oil business in the Pittsburg district be re
stored to 10,000 barrels, which was the daily
amount of refined oil shipped from here
dnring the palmv days of oil refining.
All those refineries purchased by the
Standard in this vicinity were razed and
moved to their eastern refining territory.
It now remains to be seen whether the Globe
will also be taken away. A change of some
kind is looked for. As the Globe and
Standard Oil Works No. 1 are together, it
is likely that both may be fitted ont and re
main under the old name, No. 1. At the
old oil works there are a number of stills
and tanks which are very old. Among the
latter, nearly all have been standing since
the works were put up, about 28 years ago.
The Globe Befining Company was just
negotiating to put down a six-inch pipe line
from the oil territory to the sea-board, at a
cost of $3,000,000. It was to have been for
their own use, and to supply independent
refineries. In the last year they paid to
the Pennsylvania Bailroad Company $690,
000 for freight.
Mr. Beighard was found at his office yes
terday by a Dispatch, reporter. When
shown the above, which was obtained from
an employe, he stated it was not true. He
said they were still running at the refinery,
and if they were not it would not concern
the public. In reply to the question whether
or not they were putting down the 6-inch
line to the seaboard he said that was a
secret, and he would not talk about it. He
said the rumors of the Globe Company sell
ing out to the Standard only hurt them, and
did not in any way concern the public.
Mb. W.'Waeeek Wattles, of Wattles
& Sheafer. Jewelers, 37 Fifth ave., has re
turned from the East, where he has been for
past ten days looking up holiday goods.
He promises someieautiful new goods. All
will be opened this week.
BiiiE's Pnxs Great English gout and
rheumatic remedy. Sure, prompt and effect
ive. At druggists'. ttsu.
Womzw avoid suffering by using Pabjces'S
Ginoee Tonic, as it is adapted to their ills.
Pabkkb's Hais Balsam aids the hair
People purchasing tickets for Corn
stock's lecture at Imperial Hall, 28th inst,
will be advertised in The Dispatch, and the
proceeds given to Mayor McCollin for the
BIBER & EASTON.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
A FEW OP
Plush coats 38. S3, 40 Inch lengths, at 815 00,
Elegant Braided Plush Garments $35 to S50.
Novelties In Plush Jackets with Astrachan
Vests, Collars and Lapels.
A large purchase of French Braided Wraps,
offered under value, at $15 to $30.
Imported English Cntviet Jackets.
Stockinette Jackets ltfi medium and
heavyweights. Black Beaver and Di
agonal Jackets at popular prices.
FBENCH DBESS PATTEBNS.
We offer a large lot of extra fine Ladles'
Dress Combinations at greatly reduced prices.
S60 00 Robes for $40 CO. 850 00 Bobes for 835 00.
825 00 Robes for 818 00. 820 CO Bobes for 815 CO.
815 00 Bobes for ill 00. These are choice new
goods and a chance to save money.
Special values at our sUk counter: We offer
on very close margin a large purchase of re
liable Black Silks. We name as unusual good
value grades at 81 00. 81 25.
All Silk Snrahs Full line of colorings, at
49c, 65c, 75c, 85c
A few of many Dress Goods bargains:
40-Inch all-wool Henriettas at 50c-40-inch
all-wool Serges at 50c
46-inch all-wool extra fine Henriettas at 81 COL
43-inch all-wool French Slarretz at 81 00.
42-Inch all-wool Boyal Cords at 81 CO.
52-inch all-wool extra Sergo at 85c
Stripe Silks In new effects 75c
Hleh novelties In Silks, Persian effects, etc
BABGAINS IN HANDKEBUH1EK&
Ladles' H. B. Handkerchiefs at 10c, 12c 15c,
20c, 25c, all of which are special value Also
printed borders and emoroidered Handker
chiefs In low, medium and fine grades.
Valuable Oil Paintings,
433 WOOD STREET,
This Evening at 7:30 and To-morrow
at same hour.
Our art-loving people desiring to secure
choice examples, by great masters, will do well
to attend. de&58
And a foretaste of the grandeur and beauty of
our holiday stock can now be seen In our stores
and show windows.
We promise to excel all previous displays on
our opening day Thursday, December 5. Come
E. P. ROBERTB I BDNB,
CORNER FIFTH AYE. AND MARKET ST.
THE CHUM A STORE,
Inspect the stock ot
JFRENCH. KENDRICK & CO.
BI SMITHFIELD ST. -a" dst-XTS JL
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TBIISH THE CASB AGA15. ,
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Coarleted Deteetlro Bander Defend Him
self at the JalL.
, The following communication, from be
hind the bars, certainly comes a little late
to be of any benefit to either the writer or
Alderman Doughty :
AttEOHEirr COTXKTT JAIL. I
November 30, 1888. J
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Dear Sis I wish to make a statement In re
S,rd to Alderman David Doughty. First; that
r. Doughty never had any connection with
my detective agency; second, that In the settle
ment of the Butterboff case or the prosecution
of the case by L. J. Bender before Alderman
Cassldy. I knew nothing about, and 1 never
ordered It to be made; third, that Alderman.
Doughty had never at any time entered Into
my office; fourth, that I have in the past two
years not been at Alderman Doughty's office,
and have not exchanged words with him for
that specified time: fifth, that no Informations
were ever made before Alderman Donghty.
either civil or criminal, by myself or ordered
to be made by my agents; sixth, that 1 don't
believe that Alderman Doughty knew, at the
time of settling the Butterhoff case, that L.J.
Bender, the prosecutor, was an agent of tba
Bander Detectlva Agency; seventh, that L J.
Bender told Alderman Cassldy not to mention,
the name of Bander, as he (Bander) don't
know that I made an information against But
terhoff f eighth, that I, J. D. Bander, never
received any money of the settlement of tho
Butterhoff case, and don't believe that David
Doughty, Alderman, settled that case for any
consideration of money otherwise than acting
as a friend of the said Butterhoff.
Very respectfully. '
J. D. BATJDEB.
TO PAT FOE THE BRIDGE.
The Pleasant Taller Btockholdera Increase)
Their Bridge Compnny Stock.
A special meeting of the stockholders ot
the Pittsburg and Allegheny Bridge Com
pany, or the Ninth street bridge, was held
yesterday in their office, in the Schmidt
building. The action of a former meeting
of the Board of Directors, who increased the
capital stock from (150,000 to $300,000, was
ratified. Bonds for the $150,000 were issued.
This will be used in the reconstruction of
the bridge for the use of the electric cars,
and the proceeds from the sale of the bonds
will be ample to pay for the work. The new
bridge will be finished by March L
Grand Christmas Opening;
To-day at B. S. Davis & Co.'s, 96 Fifth
JDB. HDRNE i ED.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES,
PirrSBUBo, Tuesday, December 3, 1888,
Do you know that raw sUk has advanced
& price? It has, and ere long a quite sharp
advance in silk fabrics win occur. You may
be paying now the advanced price for what
silks you buy outside of our department.
You will not be told so of course.
Do not be frightened into buying, even
here.. "We merely state a fact to introduce
a short story of our black silks.
But there Is
Time than now
Place than hero
Buying for Chrismas has begun In earnest;
For a present to mother or sister or wife t
Many these days are being convinced there)
Isnothingnicertogtre wheresuch agifsi
As to your choice here. -
Say over 200 grades to select from, in plain. "
and fancy black silks.
From EOc a yard to 82; 23-Inches wide
at 75c a yard.
Black Gros Grains:
From 60c to 82 a yard.
Black Armure Royal ea:
From 75c to 82 50 a yard.
From 75c to 87 50 a yard.
Cashmere Finish Gros Grains:
From 81 to 84 a yard.
From 65c to 83 50 a yard.
Peau de Soies:
From 81 to 83 50 a yard.
But stop while the reader win call it
short story. As for doing the stock justice
columns would be counted short.
A many chapter story on mittens:
CUldren's Wool Mittens, White, Cofc
ored and biaok, 23c, S5e and 50c
Children's Donble Wool Mittens, Col
ored and Black, 25c, 30c, 35c and 60c
Children's Silk Mittens, White. Col
ored and Black, 75c, 81, 81 25.
Children's Lined Kid Mittens, Fur
Top, 50c, 75c, 85c, 81 and 81 2S.
Ladles' Wool Mittens, Colored ana
Black, 25c 35c and 50c
Ladies' Black Silk Mittens. 8L 81 60, .
81 75 and 82.
Ladies' Colored Lined Kid Mittens,
81 and 81 60.
Over 1,000 Fur Mnffs, In every known Fur,
ranging m price from 81 upward.
These all in center of the main store, and
make .up a department entirely separata
from the seal room.
Our Holiday UmbreUas are counted by
thousands. Fashion Fancies run to the
sticks usually, and such an endless variety
as our stock shows; what is substantial,
what is wearable and what makes good ap
pearance Is in our umbrellas always.
UMBBELLAS FOB THE HOLIDAYS.
Two advantages In baying now; tho
crowds will be larger with each day, and
though new goods come in daUy the assort
ment is most complete now.
Such beautifnl goods In our Fancy Holi
day Goods. Wo never carried such ele. '
gant qualities, and a finer assortment or
finer goods is not shown in these cities.
Many articles of use. It Is popular
have shavers' seta
complete. The three,
fold mirrors for all
toilet purposes, all
prices up to finest
sterling stock. There '
is no end to the
beautiful, and all
going as fast as they
can be wrapped up.
fiCWa PENN AVENUE.
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