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A SCENE IN COUKT.
When a Bother Was Sentenced to
Jail the Danghter'Shrfeked.
FOE SELLIKG LIQUOR ILLEGALLY.
The Case of Galloway for Shooting Dunn
With the Jury.
OTHER GENERAL SEWS OF TEE COUETB.
A piercing shriek that re-echoed through
out the corridors of the Court House, was
the sensation of yesterday afternoon in the
Criminal Court room. Mrs. Ellen Sheehan,
a resident of "Wood's Bun, who had
been convicted of selling liquor with
out license, was called up for sentence.
Her attorney made a strong appeal for
mercy, stating that the woman was a widow,
and had married daughters; one of them had
been working in spasms since bearing of ber
mother's conviction, and the other was in court
and could be seen by Bis Honor.
Judge Slagle solemnly shook his head, and
said that the law imposed on him the duty of a
sentence, and be would hare to be guided
thereby. The prisoner was then sentenced to
ay a fine of 500 and undergo an imprisonment
i the workhouse for six months.
When this announcement was made the
daughter, who was seated beside the prisoner's
dock, uttered a piercing scream of "My God,
my mother," and fell like a log on the court
room floor. The prisoner rushed to her daugh
ter's side, and clutching her, wept aloud. Two
tipstaves assisted the girl out of court, while
the mother was led, weeping, to jail. The
scene was a very dramatic one, and drew tears
from many of the spectators.
James Price, who was indicted with Mrs.
Sheehan,and who pleaded guilty, was next called
up for sentence, yilliam Reardon, Esq- ap
peared for the young man, and in appealing
for judicial clemency, stated last night Price
bad been attacked by a son of Mrs. Sheehan,
because he had given some testimony against
that woman, and was badlv beaten and Licked
In the face. Jndce Slagle stated that while be
sympathized with the prisoner his dntv was
plain. He then sentenced Price to pay a floe
of $500 and costs and serve three months in
Margaret Dexnay, of Braddock, who pleaded
guilty to selling liquor without license, was
fined $500 and sent to the workhons for four
GRIND JURY FINDINGS.
True fillli ltetnrned Id a Number of
The grand jury yesterday returned the fol
lowing true bills: W. K. Bird, perjury: George
Bowden, Charles Coleman. Edward Arnold.
Giovanno Coputa, 'William A. Craft, Fred
Drew. Patrick Diskin, John J. Kennedy, Ed
ward Kloster, William Pendleton, larceny;
James Costello. attempted larceny from the
person; Lorenzo Lasaque, felonious assault
and battery and carrying concealed weapons;
Frank McMahon, Mike fehubey, aggravated
assault and battery; Joseph Weis, assault and
battery; John Duran, Maria Duran, keeping a
disorderly house; Annie Wallace, John Wilson,
selling liquor without a license; Bessie Shay,
Edward fchay, selling liquor without a license,
on Sunday and to minors.
The ignored bills were; Frank McMahon,
Edward West, misdemeanor; Hugh L, Brown,
larceny; W. J. Higgins, larceny by Dailee;
James Acker, Mary J. Weir, selling liquor
without a license; Mary J. Weir, selling liquor
In the Jnrj'n Ilnnd.
The case of John Galloway, tor feloniously
shooting Wm. Dunn, which has been on trial
before Jndge Slagle for two days, was con
cluded yesterday, and is in the hands of the
jury. The defense took up all of yesterday,
and made out a Tery strong case of self-defense.
Attorney Cox, who conducted the
prosecution, and C. C. Dickey, Esq., for the
defense, both made strong arguments to the
jurr. Judge Slagle's charge was both clear
Gift for a Churcb.
The will of the late Mary Jane Hazlett, of
Chartiers, was filed with Register Connor yes
terday. She leaves to her sisters, Mrs. Eliza
Wilkinson, Mrs. Sarah BahLard and Mrs Sarah
Hodgson, and to her niece, Mrs, iJinma W.
Scott, S500 each: to the TJ. P. Church, of Char
tiers, $40. and to her nurse, Miss Margaret
Kelley 500. The balance of her estate eoes to
the U. P. Church at Ingram. James Filmore
is appointed executor.
No Verdict Reached.
- The celebrated Miller refinery nuisance case
which has been on trial before Jndge Magee
for over a week, came to an end yesterday.
The day was taken up by the attorneys making
their arguments to the jury. The case was
given to the jury at 250, and no verdict had
een returned when court adjourned. Judge
Magee's charge was considered a fair one.
Out on Rati.
Alderman David Doughty, who was convicted
with Aldermen Maneese and Callen for con
spiracy, was yesterday released on 2,000 bail,
Henry Lafferty becoming his bondsman. The
other Aldermen have not yet secured bonds
men. To-Day'. Trial List.
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Frank
L. Bedillion, Nellie Landram, John Wilson,
Emily On ens, Nora .Miller.
Is the divorce suit of Charles Lutz against
Sarah A. Lutz, a verdict was given yesterday
in favor of the defendant, thereby refusing the
In the snit of J. C. Alles against the heirs of
Elizabeth Ewing, to recover a commission for
selling property, a verdict was given for $154 20
for the plaintiff.
In the suit of J. H. Ponte for use of Dauler,
Close A Johns against E. A. Smith and wife, an
action on an account, a verdict was given yes
terday for J690 for the plaintiff.
Ix the suit of the German Fire Insurance
Company against Mary E. Rahe, administra
trix of Matthew Rahe. an action on a note, a
verdict was given for 4,851 17 for the plaintiff.
A vxkdict for the defendant was given yes
terday in the case of James McCctcheon and
wife against George Mnrdy and John CarrolL
The suit was an action on a recognizance given
to secure rent
The jury is out in the case of Ambrose Car.
line against the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St.
Louis Railway Company The suit was to re
cover damages for the death of Carline's wife,
who was struck by a train and killed at Walk
er's Mills station.
In the suit of the People's Savings Bank, the
Freehold Bank and Building Association, John
C. Brown and A. L. McGeary against the Pitts
burg and Lake Erie Railway Company, an ac
tion on a mortgage, a verdict was given yester
day for $4,500 for the plaintiffs.
LOOTS J3INGER. the proprietor of the Char
tiers Lake Ice Company, yesterday entered suit
against the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis
Railroad Company for 12,000 damages. An ice
wagon and two horses belonging to him were
struck, by a train and destroyed, at Mansfield,
on July 23, 1889.
Attorneys a. K. Stevenson and A. M
Brown will to-day enter suit on behalf of
Martha Cody against the Pittsburg Traction
Company (or $25,000 damages. It is stated that
Mrs. Cody on June 15. 1889. got on a car to go to
the Ursuline Acaaemy. As she was getting off
the car it was started too soon, and she was
thrown to the giound, resulting in injuries that
will prove permanent.
Tee suit of William J., Amelia and Elmira
Epahr and Josephine and Albert H. Ritscher
against the city of Pittsburg Is on trial before
Jndge Stowe. The plaintiffs are owners of
property on Ellsworth avenue. Twentieth
ward, and claim damages for the construction
of a sewer through their property. The city
officials maintain that the sewer, instead of
damaging the property, drains it, and is a ben
efit. The Fnce and Character.
from the Punxsutawney Spirit.!
A pleasant, cheerful lace does not always
indicate a good disposition. Sorrow and
affliction, which disfigures the face, beautify
the heart, and the tenderest and most sym
pathetic natures have the keenest sensibili
ties. Therefore, while the lines of sadness
often indicate sweetness of soul, cheerful
ness" ntay be a sign of hardness Of heart.
JAMES O. PURDY gives some
remlnisoenoea in to-morrow's DIS
PATCH of great vocalists who
j m r w aiyvcueM vl a ivwwiugi
ABE LINCOLN SKINNED HIM.
Sow the Martyr President Won
"If I can free this case from technicalities
and get it properly swung to the jury, I'll
win it," Abraham Lincoln used to say, when
confident of the justice of the cause he rep
resented. He was weak in defending a
wrong case, ior he was mentally and morally
too honest to explain away the bad points of
a cause by ingenious sophistry.
Instead of attempting to bolster up such a
cause, he abandoned it. Once he abandoned
a case in open court, being convinced that it
was unjust. A less fastidious lawyer took
Mr. Lincoln's place, and won the case.
Mr. Herndon, in his "iife of Lincoln,"
tells a story which exhibits his ability in
getting a case he believed in "properly
swung to the jury."
A pension agent, named "Wright, secured
for the widow of a Revolutionary soldier a
pension of 5400. of which sum he retained
one-half as his fee. The pensioner, a
crippled old woman, hobbled into Lincoln's
office and told her story. It stirred Lincoln
up; he brought suit against the agent, and
on the day of the trial he said:
"I am going to Bkin Wright, and get that
He did so. The old woman told her story
to the jury. Lincoln, in his plea, drew a
picture of the hardships of Valley 3Torge,
describing the soldiers as creeping bare
footed over the ice, and marking their tracks
bv their bleedincr feet Then he contrasted
the hardships ot the soldiers endured for
their country with the -hardened action of
the agent in fleecing the old woman of one
half of her, pension.
He was merciless; the membersof thejnry
were in tears, and the agent writhed in his
seat under the castigation of Lincoln's de
nunciation. The iury returned a verdict in
her favor for the full amount, and Lincoln
made no charge for his services.
His notes for the argument were unique:
4 "Eo contract. Not professional services.
Unreasonable charge. Money retained
by Deft not given by Pl'fE Eevolutionary
War. Describe Valley Forge privations.
Ice. Soldiers' bleeding feet Pl'fTs hus
band. Soldier leaving for army. Skin
THE CHRISTMAS SF00N.
A Pretty Old-Tlmo Cuitom That Deserves
to be Perpelnated.
One of the pleasantest and perhaps one of
the most desirable of old-time customs which
should be perpetuated is that of presenting
to the mother or ladies of the household at
Christmas a silver spoon. The custom was
introduced in the seventeenth century, and
was much in fashion in England and on the
Continent, particularly among the nobility
and upper classes; and it came to be of con
siderable significance and importance, inas
much as the donors vied with each other in
securing for their wives or other friends
such specimens of silver as were not
only of considerable intrinsic value,
but of rare and, unusual pattern
and of exquisite finish. And so each spoon
naturally came to be in a certain sense his
toric; at least it would always be a souvenir
of the particular Christmas festival when it
was presented. The matron of middle life,
would have suggested much of her family
history and experience by simply looking
over her Christmas spoons. Beside, these
gifts came to be valuable heirlooms, prized
and handed down the family line as wit
nesses of high social position, if not of
wealth and antique lineage.
The demand lor Christmas spoons from
high quarters very naturally stimulated
dealers and silversmiths to exercise their
genius and skill in designing and executing
unusual forms and patterns, many of which
"were very fanciful and suggestive. These
spoons of course bore the name of the
recipients, as well as the date of bestowal
and any other legend which the occasion or
fancy of the giver might suggest
Is not this a good time for all our refined
and artistic people, who are supposed to be
possessed of considerable Christmas senti
ment, to revive this beautiful custom of
giving the Christmas spoon?
LITTLE SA7AGES WH04STEERBY STARS.
Inhabitants of PneiOc Islands Who Are Good
It has puzzled naturalists who have un
dertaken to account for the peopling of
those islands in the Pacific which lie so
many hundred miles from the continents or
from other islands to explain how the first
settlers ma'de their way across such an ex
panse of waters. The author of "Wander
ings South and East" gives some observa
tions bearing directly upon this point
The natives of Santa Cruz did not hesitate
to make crnises far out of sight of land, their
knowledge of the stars being very consider
able. I have noticed the elder of the three
boys whom we subsequently brought away
with us from here teaching the names of
various stars to his younger companions,
and was surprised at the number he knew
'Moreover, at any time of night or day,
and in whatsoever direction we might hap
pen to be steering, these boys, even the
voungest of the three,a lad of 10 or 12, would
be able to point to where his home lay; this
I have found them able to do many hun
dreds of miles to the south of the Santa
WHAT A DEI BLIZZARD IB.
A Peculiar Siorm That tho. Citizens of
New York Tribune.
"One night Mr. Eowley and myself were
lost on the prairie in a drenching rain, but
Mr. Howard found us in the morning.
During half the time we spent in making
our overland trip it rained or snowed, and
we experienced one 'dry blizzard.' Yes,
sir, a 'dry blizzard. That is what they call
it out in Kansas, and let me impress on you
the fact that it is worse than the 'wet bliz
zard.' The 'dry blizzard' consists of awind
blowing at a rate of speed high enough to
upset a man, and so bitterly and searching
ly cold is it that a person caught in it can
not survive for any length ot time.
"We used a. whole day in traveling 20
miles against one of those fierce-- cold winds.
Imagine a little group of freezing men,
bent forward and slowly moving against
such a wind, with a dark, lowering sky
overhead, and the prairie alive with great
rolling tumble-weeds as big as cart wheels."
A NETER FAILING COMPORT.
A Little Girl's Advice to Her Sorrowing
Little children continue to teach their
elders lessons of wisdom and patience. The
Gloucester Times reports the latest instance:
A gentleman was going abroad for a six
months' trip, and had just taken an affec
tionate leave of his wife and his only child
of2or3years. The pretty child felt that
something was wrong, but hardly realized
what, and stood beside a chair holding her
thumb in her mouth a favorite pastime
with her, and a never tailing comfort
The mother, meantime,.sat gazing out
of the window, ana presently the tears be
gan to drop one by one down her cheeks.
The daughter looked at her, and at once
stepped to her side.
"Mamma," she said, in a comforting tone,
"mamma, suck 'oo fuml"
Thus Ca:sar Tell at the foot of the Pom
peii statue. Bleeding from many wounds,
with one arm he pulled the toga over his
head, with the other uttering one last cry
for help. "
THE PASTOR'S OTGrAB is the
thome discussed oy over a score'
of prominent, clergymen in to-
i SCARCITY OF IRON,
Although Sales Have Kot Been Large
at the Prices Demanded.
MONEX IS HOW A TRIFLE EASIEB.
Speculative Markets Are Showing Some
Signs of Activity.
CEREALS HATE BEEN TERT IRREGULAR
rsrxcux. ixusaui to tux dispatch.)
UetTobk, December 6. Special tele
grams to Bradstreet't report a moderately
active movement of general merchandise
aside from holiday specialties. Unsettled
weather has affected trade some at the West
Hogs continue plentiful with prices weak.
The movement of grain from the interior is
checked by scarcity of cars, higher freight
rates and low prices. Money was higher
early in the week, but has been much easier,
ranging from 15 to 6 per cent on call.
Silver has suffered a sharp decline, both
here and in London, with a partial recovery
owing to the publication of the report of the
Secretary of the Treasury. Sterling ex
change has been depressed, approaching
close to the gold importing point
Doubt is expressed that silver legislation
will be ' effected by the present Congress.
Speculation in Wall street early in the
week was mainly among professionals, the
large crops and heavy railroad earnings
which should prove controlling factors in
determining prices ot corporate securities
not having any more influence than the
African slave trade does.
THE STJOAE TRUST STOCK.
On Friday a quarterly dividend 'of 2J
per cent was declared by the Sugar Trust,
which, with the report that $2,000,000 bonds
had been offered to the Treasury, aided in a
complete change of temper and an advance
in most of the active stocks on the list, the
trusts, coal shares and New England shares
feeling it most
Bank clearing at 37 cities for 11 months
equal $50,644,997,000, or more than the 12
months' total in 1888, indicating probably
$55,000,000,000 as -a grand total for 1889. The
increase for 11 months this year over last is
11 per cent over 1887. Stocks of wheat in
sight out of farmers' hands, iu the United
States and Canada, November 30, as re
ported to Bradttreet't, aggregated 54,455.000
bushels, an increase of 7,507,000 bushels
during November, or 16 per cent
During October, 1889, stocks increased
(for five weeks) beyond all precedent, about
20,213,000 bushels. In November, 1888, the
increase was less than in 1889, amounting to
only 6,876,000 bushels. Aggregate visible
wheat stocks are now the largest since
April 1,1888. The total of wheat stocks,
both coasts, November 30, was 62,575,000
bushels, against 57,871,000 bushels one year
ago. East of the Bocky Mountains, the
total November 30, was '3,060,000 bushels
larger than it was a year ago.
The cereal markets have been quite irreg
ular, .b Jour in lair demand, remains un
changed for spring, but is oil 16 to 20 cents
per barrel on winter wheat varieties. Un
settled home wheat markets, large stocks
here, growing stocks in .Europe, and low
limits to exporters' orders depressed late
options yiio cent Spot has sold ud
cent, and near options are firm. Indian
corn options are up cent The movement
is freer at the East, and the demand quite
fair. Barley is in light sale and weak.
Oats and rye are each higher, the former on
good demand being upl to 1)4 cent, and
the latter on argent export calls and meager
offerings 3 to h'A cents higher per bushel.
Exports of wheat (and flour as wheat).
both coasts, for the current week equal.
2,327,942 bushels, as compared with 1,708,
732 bushels last week and 1,637,455 bushels
for the first week in December, 1888. From
July 1 to date total exports (wheat and flour
as wheat) have been 44,851,855 bushels,
against 47,000,000 bushels in a like portion
of 1888 and 68,000,000 bushels in 1887.
Unusually urgent demands for raw sugar,
largely from Philadelphia, resulted in an
active market with advances of from to
54c. Stocks at the four distributing ports
are down to 28,248 tons, against 141,407 tons
four months ago and 57,014 tons one year
a?o. In sympathy with the buoyncy here
foreign sugar markets hardened perceptibly.
Befined is firm and in some grades up c
Coffee has declined speculatively about 40
points. Brazilian deliveries have been
heavy. The regular distributive trade has
been on a moderate scale at irregular prices.
AMONG THE METALS.
Domestic copper markets are more active
and higher than at any time since the break
up of the French syndicate, with spot at 14c.
Iron and steel quotations are firm in all mar
kets, with consumers waiting "new year
prices. Bessemer pig has advanced. Struc
tural and plate requirements are heavy and
there is an active demand for steel bloom
billets and slabs.
Dry goods are in moderate demand at
New York and Boston. Prices are firm and
changes foreshadowed are toward a higher
range. Holiday specialties are most active
with jobbers. Baw wool is improved, owing
to fair domestic demand and strength or
prices at London. Baw cotton is dull, but
firm on good demand and renewed small
Business failures reported to Sradstreet's
number 281 in the United States this week
against 265 last week and 273 this week last
year. Canada had 35 this week against 36
last week. The total of failures in the
United States January 1 to date is 10,653,
against 9,439 in 1888.
DUN'S "WEEKLY EEVTETV.
B. Q. IJun & Co.'s weekly review of trade
says: No disturbance appears to have
resulted as yet from the Lynn and
Boston fires, and the free offerings
of bonds to the Treasury makes the
monetary prospect clearer. In all other
respects the events of the past week have but
added prevailing confidence in the future of
business, and the opening of Congress with
the annual message and reports have de
cidedly encouraging influence.
The volume of money in circulation out
side the Treasury is now $1,417,000,000, is
about $11,000,000 larger than a year ago, but
far more actively employed. In the in
terior, however, there are some signs of
abating demand, and money is plenty at
Chicago, with rates unchanged, compara
tively, easy at St Paul, in good supply
at New Orleans, fairly active at Mil
waukee, the demand being moderate at
7 per cent; in good demand at 7 to 8 a De
troit, and 6 to 7 at Pittsburg; in brisk de
mand at Cleveland, where some banks are
cI6se, but others well supplied, still tight at
Philadelphia with 6 per cent stiff and in
sharper demand at Boston since the fire, the
supply being small at 6 to 7 per cent The
Treasury has taken in during the week
$1,300,010 more than it has disbursed.
A IilTTLE DEPEESSIOir.
Reports of business indicate -some falling
off at the West, which is considered tem
porary at Chicago, and attributed to open
and unseasonable weather at Milwaukee,
where dealers appear apprehensive, and col
lections are only fair. The same difficulty
affects the clothing trade at Cleveland, and
is called the cause of depression in the coal
trade. But nearly all reports indicate that
business is satisfactory.
Pittsburg notes improved demand and
higher prices in iron, and in flint glass,
window being unchanged. The situation
in the great industries is especially signifi
cant In Bpite of the unprecedented sup
ply of iron, there seems to be actual scarcitv
at Philadelphia, and some sales of No. 1 at
$19 for 1890 delivery are quoted here. Buy
ers hesitate, and sales are not large, but
there is a strong undertone, and at Pitts
burg an advance of 25 cents to $1 per ton.
Bar iron is more irregular.and while rails
are 6tiffly quoted at $35, no sales appear, but
one offer is reported by an Eastern mill at
$34, Dealers in wool are also more confi
dent and at Boston improved prices were
realised for coasted and-delawe., The beet
and shoe manufacture continues remarkably
Another large branch of industry which
has been doing exceptionally well is the
building trade, and well sustained markets
for all materials resulted.especiallyfor lum
ber, structural iron, nails and glass.
. The speculative markets for products have
been strong, but not -very active. The gen
eral tendency of prices is still upward, the
rise since November 30 having averaged .4
of 1 per cent for all commodities.
In the stock market there was serious de
pression at the end of last week and on Mon
day, but since that time there has been some
recovery, with considerable foreign buying.
At the lowest prices were nearly $2 per
share below those of November 27, but about
half of the loss has been recovered, and the
average is still nearly $5 per share higher
than a year ago.
The business failures number 316, as com
pared with a total of 249 last week. For the
corresponding week of last year the failures
The Western Blabopa Will Meet In Trinity
A meeting.of Episcopal missionary bish
ops will be held in Trinity Church, Thurs
day, December 12. Besides Bishop White
head, of Pittsburg, Bishop Talbot, of
Wyoming and Idaho Territories; Bishop
Keudrick, of Arizona and New Mexico;
Bishop Paddock, of the new State of Wash
ington, and Bishop Leonard, of Utah and
Nevada, will be in attendance. The meet
ing will be held under the auBpicespf the
Women's Auxiliary of the Episcopal
Church, and each of the bishops will make
an address, telling what progress missionary
work has made under his management, and
outlining his plans for the future.
On Friday, the 13th, an all-day meeting
will be held at Emmanuel Church. Alle
gheny. In the morning the bishops will
make addresses and the afternoon will be
devoted to a discussion of thawork of the
At the evening session the auxiliary will
hold a business meeting, and elect Officers
for the ensuing term. On Sunday, the 15th,
a third meeting will be held at Trinity
Church. A large attendance is expected,
as the subjects to be discussed are of great
interest to all Episcopalians. Good work
has been done in the Beveral missionary
fields, and the object of the meetings is to
devise means of adding to the already high
standard. The missionary bishops are all
young men, having been appointed within
the last few years, and are deeply interested
in their work.
Bishop Whitehead, from whom the above
information was obtained, is authority for
the statement that two rectors will probably
be ordained at Trinity on the fourth Sunday
in Advent. He also says that the Episcopal
church contemplates securing chapels at
Latrobe, Jeannette and Scottdale. At La
trobe sufficient money has been raised to
purchase or build a chapel, and the church
owns a couple of fine lots at Jeannette.
A REVISED DICTIONARY NEEDED.
A New Yorker Who Wni Mixed on the
Definition of Kid.
New York Evening San.
It has lately been found necessary to pub
lish in Europe, in order to facilitate the ex
change of international courtesies, what is
called a "Dictionary of American Slang."
The indications are that if we hope to keep
anything like the primitive meaning of our
vocabulary we are in sad need of something
of the kind here. A few days ago the sound
of a plaintive wail came to the ears of the oc
cupants of a street car. On looking out of
the window a young goat tethered to b stake
was discovered to "be the author of the com
plaint "Just hear that poor little kid cry!"
exclaimed a kind-hearted woman.
"That?" sniffed a big fellow, looking over
his shoulder at the little creature, "that
ain't no kid. That's nothing but a little
goat that's crying."
A COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY.
I irncluded the Hired Mnn and a Span ef
Portland Oregonlan. I
In making final proof before the United
State's Land Office. Judge Guichard, of
Walla Walla, usually asks: "Have you a
family?" Most of them answer in the affirm
ative, but the other day hegot hold of a man
who had the biegest family on record.
"Have you a family?" asked the Judge, as
he pulled down his vest "Zes, sir," said the
man, somewhat contused. "What does it
consist of?" continued Mr. Guichard.
"Well," said the man, looking up toward
the ceiling, so as to refresh his mind and
give a true accouut, "a wife,12 children,two
married, a hired man, a gang plow, a seeder,
a Bain wagon, and a span of mules."
"That's enough," said the Jndge with a
smile, and the settler got his final papers
without any further trouble.
A HANDSOME PRESENT.
Members of David Commander? Remember
One of the handsomest and most compli
cated society badges ever made, consisted of
a large gold pendant in' the form of the A.
O. K. M. C. badge, which is also that of the
Twenty-second Armv Corps, in which the
recipient, John J. Davis, Assisstaut City
Controller, served. On each side of the
pendant a locket movement is placed, which
on being opened, reveals the enameled in
signia of the Knights of Pythias, and sev
eral other orders to which Mr. Davis be
longs. The badge is a present from the
members of J. J. Davis Commandery,A. O.
K. M. C. uniformed rank and is as tasteful
Big Hands nnd a Small Pot.
Three young men were caught playing
poker in a down-town alley. When cap
tured by the police one had a royal flash,
another four nines and the third a lull hand j
The intense and absorbing interest associ
ated with this enisode lies in the fact that
the stake was a 15-cent jackpot
After Qanck Dentists.
The Pittsburg Dental Society has taken
steps toward warning several quacks who
have opened offices in town lately. The
matter will be laid be'ore the Pennsylvania
Dental Society and letters sent to the offend
ers. If these letters are disregarded, prose
cution will follow.
The flest It Can Do.
Detroit Free Press.
Venango caunty, Pa., one of the smallest
in the State, with a distance of half a mile
between settlers, has 15 applications for
divorce on the docket This is the best
showing it could passibly make under the
circumstances, and no sneering will be al
lowed. Ansel Llsbu.
For wee Estelle, sweet-faced and shy,
Beside my knee at close of day,
I traced the Dipper in the sky
And pointed out the Milky Way.
Her upturned eyes themselves were strrs,
Agleam with softly lambent light,
And not from Jupiter to Mars
Was there a more bewitching sight
"And now what of the starry height
Can you recall r" said I to her;
And thus explained sweet merrjirnite.
My infantile philosopher:
"Why, when the stars an planets play,
Dod takes the dipper den, I.fink,
To dip It in the milky way
An' dive the thirsty liehts a dwink."
lApplncotVi for December.
JUSTIN H-'McOABTHY, M. P.,
and Albert Dalpit have written a
romantic story of an Irish gentle
man's American adventures, en
titled "Errant in the Bookies,"
-whlohwillbe published complete
DEOEMBER 7, 1889.
TWILL BE ENLARGED.
The Beck's Ran Scbindery to Have
WATER CONTAMINATION TO GO ON.
Little Mountain Kivuleta That Carry
Poisons to the River.
ANOTHER SOURCE OF IMPURE SUPPLY
From present appearances there seems to
be no prospect of an abatement of the Beck's
ran schindery nuisance. Instead, it is to
be increased with the coming year, and its
capacity for cbmpounding fluid extracts for
the flavoring of our water supply doubled.
Early in the present week a Dispatch re
porter, for the second time, visjted this
"stink factory," as the residents thereabouts
style it This time it was found in opera
tion. John Engstler, who, with Gnstave
Kieder, now run the business, was busy cut
ting up a cow and putting it in the boil
ing pot. The cow had a large
cancer and its owners had jja(j it toted off
to be cremated and then will drink in solu
tion the disease germs. Mr. Engstler han
dled the diseased parts with impunity. He,
said the doctor has several times wanted
him to use gloves, but he wasn't afraid and
ihad handled all kinds of diseased meat
when he had cuts on his hands.
WILL TNCBEASE FACILITIES.
A few of the choice portions of the car
casses were saved as dog meat Hanging
on hooks nearby was some horse meat he
had saved for the do?s of some friends who
came ior it regularly. vtmcu qucauuucu
about the fluids contaminating the
water supply, he .said that it
was no worse than other things
all along the river and said it were better to
boil the dead horses, etc., up than to let
them have them lie in shallow graves along
the river and contaminate the water more
still. He said they intended to tear down
the old buildings in the spring and put up
new and larger ones, unless something un
foreseen intervenes. Anton Saulier, with
Engstler and Hieder, have invested $2,000
in the business. Mr. Engstler said if some
of the kickers wanted to buy them out, or
the city do the same thing, they might
think about it; but unless molested they in
tend feoing right on as they have for 13
years. The law governing schinderies only
says that they shall be one mile from any
city line. The Beck's run schindery is just
outside the limit
A BIO CHABNEL HOUSE.
The old shed is piled full of bones, re
sembling a big charnel house. As the re
porter went through it the rats scampered
away and as he stopped one winked at him
from the eye-hole of a skull. Out in a
loosely constructed shed was the "ashes of
the dead." The guide explained that it was
pulverized horses, cows, dogs, cats, etc., and
wouldn't "barm no one." It was cold
weather, making the scent deadened. It
must be said that the interior of the schin
dery was cleaner than its looks from the out
side, with its old broken smoke-stack
leaking smoke on all sides, would imply.
The cold weather, too, helped things.
This, however, does not affect the liquids
which are turned into the little stream every
time a boiling is made, to trickle and bubble
over the stones in merry glee as it hurries on
to the river with its death-dealing poisons.
These same little mountain streams are
another source of contamination to the
river's water. Kn fish can live in any of
them. The stones in the bottom are covered
with a yellow slime, and the tracks of the
stream look more like conduits for waste
from manufactories than mountain streams
that should be pure and sparkling. The
yellow look is caused by the sulphurous de
posits from the mouths of coal pits. Not
only Beck's run but all of the streams emp
tvinf? into the MononEnhela river, contain
the same deposits, and add their quota to the
works and the hydrants of Southside citi
zens. Keep 'Em From Bllinff.
The old lady from the country had priced
nearly everything on the 10-cent counter
and the salesman was growing a little
weary of her custom. At length she reached
for a bunch of wire tea strainers and asked:
"Landl what's them fer?"
"Those are muzzles for bologna sausages,
SMOKE ? is a timely question dis
oussed in to-morrow's DISPATOH
by the ministers of two continents.
Some Unpleasant Truths for Hard Smokers
and Users of the Weed.
According to a recent paper read by Prof
Adolph Zieber before the German Medical
Congress, the excessive use ot tobacco pro
duces certain diseases as surely as a hot iron
will produce a burn.
According to Dr. Zieber, who Is not an anti
tobacco crank (nsing the weed in moderation
himself ), the effect of tobacco on any 1C0 men
is about as follows: On 20 per cent a rank
poison, and should never be used In any form,
producing on such men neuralgic spasms of
the heart weak action, fainting, dizzy spells,
confusion of mind, dyspepsia, etc.. etc.; on 80
per cent nervousness, palpitation of the heart
giddiness, dyspepsia, eta: on 20 per cent dys
pepsia and heartburn;and in 10 per cent, no evil
ana some good effects.
His research and experiments prove that ex
cess in tobacco produces thousands of cases of
heart disease, makes mnltitudes of dyspeptics,
causes many sudden deaths from Neuralgic,
Spasm and Faintness of the heart (Angina
Pectoris), produces cancer of the mouth, throat
and tongne. extreme nervous exhaustion and
bloodlessness of the brain and spine, cancer of
the stomach and bortels and abscess of the
U7R0GERS' ROYAL NERVINE Is a peculiarly
effective antidote to poisoning bv nicotine, be
sides being a direct and distinct curative of
those diseases produced by excess in tobacco.
It has saved many a young cigarette smoker's
life. Tobacco produces dyspepsia, R. R. N.
cures it. Tobacco produces anaemia or blood
lessness of the brain, faint spells, giddiness on
stooDing. spasm of the heart, weak pnlse. heid
acheneuralgiaof the heart etc, etc. ROGERS'
ROYAL NERVINE cures or counteracts all of
these. . . . ,.
If you are a heavy smoker, reader, and can't
or won't quit even with the cancer of General
Grant the Crown Prince of Germany and hun
dreds of others staring you in the face, at least
use an antidote. It will do you no harm cer
tainly, and may, very probably will, save you
yonrlife. . ..,..,
Feel your pnlse and see if it Is as strong;
bounding and robust as it should be without
Rl HOKER'S nt,W.oa
150 Cups rrrr a
for SI.OO. COCOA.
A.orr tjTic-ki icA.aio
ON A WEAK STOMACH.
&CSrOta. a Box
Of ALL DftVOOttTS.
Dangers Incurred by the Guardians
. of the Peace!
INTERVIEW WITH AN OFFICER.
Probably one of the most popular officers
on the Pittsburg police force is Mr. Charles
Gallant, whose beat is Grant and Wood
streets, and Fifth and Sixth avenues. Mr.
Gallant has1 been on the force about two
years, and is well known throughout the
city, as a brave and efficient officer. The
writer had the pleasure of colling on Mr.
Gallant at his home, No. 15 Montour street,
and during the visit, he related several
anecdotes of personal experience while on
the force, a portion of which, is given be
low: "It was about three years ago that I first
noticed my trouble. Continued exposure to
all kinds of weather, had often given me
colds, bnt I paid no particular attention to
them. Gradually, however, I noticed my
head was stopped up. IJirst one nostril
would clog up and then the other. There
would be a dull pain in my forehead. My
eyes would get dim and watery. There
would be sounds like ringing or roaring in
my ears. The trouble extended until my
throat and chest were affected. There was a
continual dropping back qf matter from my
head into my throat I would be constantly
hawking and hemming to clear it of the
mucus and phlegm. It became raw and in
flamed. At one time my throat was co sore
that I could not partake of any solid food.
Sharp pains would take me in the chest,
running through to the shoulder blades.
Mr. Charles Gallant, 15 Montour Street.
At last I had to give up. An ugly
hacking cough got hold of me. My nights
were the worst I could not sleep. The
matter that would drop down from my head
to my throat almost choked me. Night
sweats came on and weakened me terribly.
"When I would get up in the morning'l
would feel weak, sick and miserable. I
had no appetite. I would feel hungry, but
when I sat down to the table I could eat but
little. I would have a cold, chilly feeling,
which would immediately be succeeded by
a high fever. My heart would beat hard
and fast Then it would beat slow and
irregular, and there would be a sensation of
faintness and dizziness. I tried all kinds of
medicine and various physicians, but obtained
"I was In a serious condition, when one day I
read of a party who bad been treated and
cmed byOrs. Coveland & Blair, I called on
them and found their charges were very rea
sonable, and within my means. They didn't
nrrnnlt. .nlilni. hnt T f.H .... ,. .... .....I .
stood my case, and placed myself under tbelr
care. In a short time I noticed. an improve
ment The cough, night sweats, and pains in
my chest disappeared. My head and throat be
came clear and welL My appetite Improved,
and I could sleep well. I gained rapidly In
weight and continued to Improve n my gen
eral health. I am perfectly well and strong
again and owe my recovery to Drs. Copeland it
Blair, and feel that it is not only complete, but
permanent as welt"
Mr. Gallant can be seen at the address given
above, and this statement easily verified.
VERY PLAIN TALK,
Showing the Outline of a Route Which Is
When a person with a delicate constitu
tion has a tendency to catarrh or consump
tion whether this tendency is inherited or
results from taking cold easily it is notice
able that that person invariably loses flesh
and loses strength, showing that the nutri
tion is Interfered with.
In such a case the sufferer should at once
be placed under influences that will restore
the defective nutrition and tend to invfcrorate
It is to be remembered in every case the
presence of catarrh is an evidence of predispo
sition to consumption, and no matter how
slight the attack may be. It should be treated
with tne greatest care and the treatment
should be continued until all traces of tho
catarrh have disappeared.
If the catarrh is allowed to reach the smallest
tubes in the lungs which condition is Indicated
by the spitting up of a yellow material then
immediate attention to the malady i3 de
manded, or serions lung trouble will resnlt
Catarrh is, nine times out of ten, the cause
that produces consumption, ana hence no one
can afford to neglect a case ot catarrh, however
slight It is easily enred. if taken in time and
treated regularly and correctly by a specialist
If left to itself It Is rarely cored without a
change of climate, bnt with each new cold it
gets more and more troublesome, extending
always a little deeper into the lnngs until a
enre becomes difficult and sometimes impossi
ble. "I should like to be treated." a lady remarked
the other day, "bnt I would not like to have my
name in the piper." Let it be stated that Drs.
Copeland & Blair never pnblish a name or
statement without the full and free consent ot
the patient nor do they pnblish one hundredth
part of the testimonials. letters and statements
received by them from gratefn) patients. As
observed, the statements given are entirely vol
untary, and are given by th patients for publi
cation. Drs. Copeland -& Blair would never
publish the most emphatic testimonial unless
the patient giving it understood that it was to
be printed and gave willing consent
Treated by Mall.
Last May Miss Lottie J. Forker, of 299 Arch
street Meadville. Pa., placed herself under
treatment bv mall with Drs. Copeland & Blair
for her catarrhal trouble.
On JuneS she wrote: "Your medicine is do
ing me good. I do not feel so tired, and my
headaches have ceased."
August 2S her letter stated: "I feel quite like
? different woman from the one I was when I
commenced your treatment'
Mr. if. C. Wilson, who commenced using the
homo treatment early in July, wrote on the 23th
of the same month: "I am improving steadily;
feel much better than I have for years past"
August IS be wrote: "I am feeling like a dif
ferent being from the one I was when I com
menced your treatment, and am glad to be able
to mak this statement"
Are located permanently at
66 SIXTH AVE.,
Where they treat with success all curable cases.
Office hours 9 to 11 A. Jfc: 2 to 5 P. M-; 7to9
P. x. (Sunday included).
Specialties CATARRH, and ALL DIS
EASES of the EYE, EAB, THROAT and
CewsltatloH. It Address all mail to
DBS. COf&AXS BLAIR, -.
HXW ADVZRTIStM K5TS.
Genuine has a red H tin
tag on every plug.
OLD HONESTY is acknowledged
to be the PTJBEST and MOST
LASTING- piece of STANDAED
OHEWING- TOBACCO on the
market. Trying it is a better
test than any talk about it.
Give it a fair trial.
YOUR DEALER HAS IT.
Or the Liquor Habit Positively Cursd
by Administering Dr. Haines
It can be given in a enp of coffee or tea without
the knowledge of the person taking It; Is abso
lutely harmless, and will effect a permanent and
speedy enre, whether the patient Is a moderate
drinker or an aleohollo wreck. Thousands of
Drunkards have been ma do temperate mm who
have taken Golden Specific In their coffee without
their knowledge and to-day believe they quit
drinking from their own Tree will. IT NEVER
KA1LB. The system once Impregnated with the
Specific, it becomes an utter impossibility for tho
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814 PENN AVENUE. PITTSBURG. PA.
As old residents know and back files of Pitts
burg papers prove, is the oldest established
and most prominent physician in the city, de
voting special attention to all chronic diseases.
MLDnilCand mental diseases physical
IM t n V U U Odecay. n ervous debility. lack of
energy, ambition and hope, impaired memory,
disordered sight, self distrust, bashfnlness,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im
poverished blood, falling powers, organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business, society and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN-SSTiAaS
blotches, falling hair, bones, pains, glandnlar
swellings, ulcerations of tongne, month, throat
ulcers, old sorea, are enred for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
1 1 D I M A D V kidney and bladder deracge
UnlMrn I ments, weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt relief and real cures.
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An mmmon-cenftanrincinlflS. Consulatlonfree. i
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ave. and cor. Wylie ave. and Fulton sL. Plttv
burg. Pa. se2M0O-TTSSU
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quiring scientific and confiden
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M. B. C. P. 8 is the oldest and
most experienced specialist in
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Tovni-t 9 tn 4 and 7 to 8P. Hx Sundays. 2 to i P.
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