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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCHVWEDNESDAY,, DECEMBER
Some Doubts Still Cast on the Suicide
of Franklin B. Gowen.
IcifAIHS THAT HE VTAS MURDERED.
Detectives and Others Talking to Gain a
&BY1DBXCB AGAIK8T THEIB THE0KIE8.
AppUeuitsftr Offices Workint U Haw Mere Bsees
Ihere are still some people who belieTe
that Franklin B. Gowen did not commit
suicide. Their theory is that he was
anrderedby "Mollie Magnires," though
the circumstances under which his body
ras fonnd prove almost conclusively that he
must have shot himsel A. number of ap
plicants for customs offices are -working a
scheme to have more positions made to ac
tTROM X BTXTT COBBISrOXDBST.l
WASHixGTOir, December 17. Every
day since the discovery of the death of Mr.
Franklin B. Gowen, at Wormley's Hotel,
somebody has been getting a free advertise
ment in the newspapers by arguing in favor
of the theory that Mr. Gowen was murdered.
These have been principally detectives who
want a job or a free "ad.," but others have
also lent their judgment to the theory, until
there is a substantial and growing belief
that the great railroad'lawyer did not die by
bis own hand.
Among the later advocates of this theory
is Mr. C. M. Austett, late a law clerk in
the office of the Supervising Architect of
the Treasury, and now occupant of a law
office in a block opposite the Treasury.
MB. attstett's theoet.
Jlr. Austett is persuaded in his own mind
that the"Mollie Maguires" have always
"had it in" for Mr. Gowen, and that instead
nf tl-in hi life at anv of the numerous
times when he was in their neighborhood, they
intf ted nntfl he came to Washington and com
mitted the mnrder under circumstances that
Mere a thousand to one against escape.
Were Mr. Austett and others of bis belief in
clined to sift the facts rather than advance
theories, they would easily find that there is
not a shadow of basis lor the argument of mur
der. The one door of room lo. 67. at Worm
ley's, where Mr. Gowen slept, was locked from
the Inside. The transom had to be forced to
admit a man to the room, and was In a con
dition which showed it had not been opened for
a long time. To get from the window to the
ground would be impossible without a long
rope. The window is 50 feet from the gronnd,
with a landing In x deep ana narrow area, or
' over a wall in the grounds of the German Le
. gatlon, where there are several savage docs.
There was no sign of a struggle Mr.
Gowen's clothing was disarranged, just as it
would hare been had ho fallen lengthwise.
His money and valuables were all on bis per
son. There were no marks of powder on his
skin, showing that the pistol had been held
close to the bead, and the powder thus blown
into the bole made by the bullet.
A MIND DISEASED.
Added to this are new- facts coming to light
every day in proof of the argument that Mr.
Gowen was somewhat deranged menially. His
own family admit that, and friends who met
Mr. Gowen here are daily coming forward -with
evidence of slight mental abbcrration.
JJ either PostmasterGeneral Wanamaker nor
any other of Mr. Gowen's friends here have
had the slightest donbt that death came by
suicide. Yet advocates of the murder theory,
whatever their purposes may be, bid fair to get
up something of a furor in furtherance of an
investigation in which they might. probably be
asked to take a band. The Coroner is cen
sured for permitting the removal of the body
without an inquest, and it will not be surpris
ing if in a day or more stories are set afloat of
dark-browed, vUlainoss-lookiog Mollie Ma
puto es, positively known to have been in Wash
ington last week, lurking about Wormley's
and dodging the footsteps of the great lawyer.
L00EIKG OUT FOE NO. 1.
A Number of Applicants for Customs Of.
ficcs Working: a Scheme.
1FEOM X 6TATP COnEESrOSDEXT. 3
Washington, December 17. A delegation
composed of citizens of various places along
the border between British America and the
United States visited the Secretary of the
Treasury to-day to endeavor to induce more
vigorous action for the prevention of the intro
duction of Chinese by this route into the
TJnited States. They represented that the
anti-Chinese law is a dead letter; that Celestials
are coming by the thousands to the United
States by way of Vancouver, and that the new
Korthwest is rapidly being inundated with the
' The members of the delegation talked very
brusquely to the Secretary, urging that he use
a portion of the surplus in the better enforce
ment of the anti-Chinese Uw. The means ad
vocated is the appointment of a large number
of additional customs officers, to be stationed
along the border at the crossings of all the
routes from British America. It is whispered
that most of the delegates are candidates for
To Have tho Revenue Service Transferred
to the Kavv Department.
rraoK x stxtt cobbeepohbzht.
' Washington, December 17. For years the
officers of the Revenue Marine Service, backed
by the Navy Department, have been endeavor
ing to compass the transfer of their service
from the Treasury Department to the Navy
Department. This year they have been more
persistent in their attempt than heretofore,
and have succeeded in inducing many boards
of trade to adopt resolutions asking for the
It is argued that by this change the officers
and men of the Revenue marine would be bet
ter schooled, that the vessels would be better
Improved, and the whole in condition to render
effective serviee in case of war. The opponents
if the transfer argue that the service is wholly
for the prevention of smuggling or the commis
sion of frauds on the custom service, ana that
jthe serviee should, therefore, be exclusively
controlled by the Treasury Department.
DEATH ON THE WIRE.
The Horrible Fate of a Fainter Who Came
In Contact With the Electric Current
His Clothing and Flesh
T01.IDO, O., December 17. This morn
ing Bobert S. Dalton. a painter employed
by the Lake Shore Boad, went to the top of
the train shed to measure a skylight for re
pairs. He was missed a couple of hours
afterward and the foreman climbed to the
roof to investigate. He was horrified at
seeing the body of Dalton lying on his back
across the electric light -wires, and the
smoke curling up from his burning clothing
and flesh. The odor fairly sickened him, and,
seeing that Dalton was dead, he at once de
scended to the freight office and telephoned in
to have the current shnt off so the body -could
It presented a horrible spectacle. His face
was black, and f r 4m his mouth great flakes of
loam had fallen over his face and on to the
roof. His left arm, which was fearfully burned
above the elbow, was drawn up close to his
'JHL Bide, the elbow bent, and across his back were
f-& Hwo burnt strips about three inches wide where
' he had touched the wires. It is surmised that
in walking on the roof and in endeavoring to
catch himself he backed up against one of the
wires over which he fell, his shoulder striking
on the wire, while his back, just at the base of
the spine, rested oyer the wire where he first
His clothing was wet from rain and made an
excellent conductor, and receiving, as he did,
the complete force of the current from two
vires, his death must have been instantaneous.
He's a Hasher.
"Jack the Chaser" is the latest fiend who has
been terrorizing the people of alt. Washlneton.
He is In the habit of meeting young women
loiter night and Introducing himself to them.
ie has anoeared to some Touoir women ni-w
ererv nlrht for the cast week.'' The driTn
rglveabyaUwhotcotiSji tbesaae In every
LATE HEWS Iff bSiEP.
Four robbers are reported to have been
lynched in Hanmelle township, Art, by a vig
The Roman Catholic Church at Frealton,
OnU was destroyed by fire yesterday. The
loss is IS, 000: insurance 31,200.
Carl Carlson and John Sullivan, miners,and
Andrew Adamski. 16 years old, a drill boy, were
blown to atoms in the Osceola, Mich., mine by a
Bushlri, the noted Arab wholed the Afri
can insurgents in their revolt, and was captured
by villagers of Magilla and handed over to the
Germans, has, been hanged.
The' accounts of Robert Johnston, a trusted
clerk in the general office of the Grand Rapids
and Indiana Railroad, who recently went to
Canada and has not returned, are found to be
Roe Ii Hendrick, indicted at Buffalo for
blackmailing the family of Jnnge Loran Xl
Iiewis, of the Supreme Court,ycsterday pleaded
guilty before Judge Daniels, and will be sen
tenced on Saturday.
The Supreme Court has decided that the
biennial elections amendment to the Constitu
tion of Ohio, which received a majority of
votes cast on the proposition at the last elec
tion was not legally adopted. This establishes
the principle that to change the Constitution a
majority of all votes cast at a general election
must be In the affirmative.
Captain Bobert M. Foster, who served In
the One Hundred and Fifteenth Illinois In
fantry through the late war, has just discov
ered that his wife is the legal heir to 800,000
acres of land lying in Virginia and Kentucky.
He bas entered TOit in the Federal Court in
Covington," Ky., to secure possession of the
land, which is very valuable.
A 18-year-old son of Henry Potts, residing
near Woodstock, Howard county, lid., while
handling a breech-loading sbotgnu,accidentaly
discharged the piece, killing his young sister
standing near by and seriously wounding his
mother. The little girl's brains were blown ont
and the mother received in the Bide the same
charge which killed her daughter. Doubts are
entertained as to Mrs. Potts' recovery.
At Dallas, Tex.. Mrs. Mary Adams, a hand
some young widow, was shot and fatally
wounded Sunday night by Wr-D. Camming, a
rejected lover. Mrs. Adams had accepted the
escort of another man from church, and was
fired upon by Cummlngs. who was in ambush.
Bloodhounds were placed tnpoa bis track, and
at Garland, he was captured. As soon as
arrested he shot himself fatally in the breast.
An Iowa case that is attracting great inter
est is now on trial in the Poweshiek Court. It
is the prosecution of Miss Flora Liookywho shot
and killed a man who was engaged in a chari
vari in Chester countv. The serenading party
was making life miserable for Flora's grand
father, who bad been ill The serenaders re
fused to desist, whereupon Miss Flora took
down a gun and fired into the party, killing
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Ladies' Cloth Felt Lined Slippers at. . 75
Ladies' Kid Opera Slippers at 75
Ladies' Fancy Velvet Slippers at 1 00
Gents' Fancy Velvet Slippers at 75
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Gents' Fine Morocco Upper Slippers at 1 25
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.PrrxsBtmo, December 1889. f
-VrOTIOE-NOTICE IB HEREBY GIVEN
Ll that the duplicates lor the second as
sessments ol water rents (tor new bnlldinzt
.completed since April 1, 1890,) have been placed
in my bands for collection, and payable at this
office daring the month of December.
AU water rests remaining nnnaid Jannarv 1
1890, will be placed in the bands of W.B.'
lora, wouecior or iieunqaent 'xsxes, wim o
per cent added, for collection.
J. F. DENNISTON.
de&SS-s City Treasurer.
AN OBJHNANCE-AUXHOBIZING THE
construction of a sewer on Snowden alley,
from Willow street to Valley street.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Plttsburp, hi Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it Is- hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of the same. That
the Chief of the Department of Public Works
be and is hereby authorized and dirncted to
advertise In accordance with the acts ot
Assembly of tbe Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania and the ordinances of tbe said
city of Pittabnif; relaUoe thereto and
regulating the same, for proposals lor tbe
construction of a 15-inch pipe sower on 8now
den alley, commencing at willow street, thence
to a connection with sewer on Valley street,
the contract therefor to be let in tbe manner
directed by the said acts of Assembly and ordi
nances. The cost and expense of the samo to
be assessed and collected in accordance with
the nrovisions of an act of Assembly of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An
act relating to streets and sewers in cities of
the second class," approved the 18th day of
" uecttonS That any ordinance or part of ordi
nance conflicting with tbe provisions of this,
ordinance be and the same Is hereby repealed
so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law In Councils,
this 25th day of November, A. D. 1889.
H. E. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest GEO. SHEPPARD. Clerk of Select
Council. W. A. MAGEE. President of Com
mon Council pro tern. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office. November 27, 1BS9. Approved:
WM. MoCALLIN, Kayor. Attest: W.H.llC
CLEARY. Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded In Ordinance Book. vol. 7, pace 212,
Htu day of December, A. D., 1SS& del6-H
1 N nnriTNANOE A.UTJ
N OBPINANClJ-AUTflORIZrNG THE
.A construction of a sewer on Broad street.
from Fairmont street to a connection with a
our.p nn Jarvlnv QVAtittA.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of PltUburc, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and It is hereby ordained and
enacted by tbe authority of the same, That tho
Chief of the Department of Publle Works be
and Is hereby authorized and directed to adver
tise in accordance with the acts of Assembly ot
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and tbe
ordinances of the said city of Pittsburg
relating thereto and reflating tbe
same, for proposals for the con
struction of a pipe sewer, 15 Inches in
diameter an Broad street, from Fairmont
street to a connection with a sewer on Negley
avenue the contract therefor to be let in the
mannerdirectedbythosald act3 of Assembly
and ordinances. The cost and expense ot the
same to be assessed and collected in accordance
with the provisions .of an act of Assembly of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled
"An act relating to streets and sewers In cities
of the second class," approved the 18th day of
May, A. V. 1889.
Bection 3 That any ordinance or part of or
dinance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be, and tbe same is hereby repealed
so far .as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted Into a law in Councils
this 28th day of November, A. D. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPAKD. Clerk of Pelect
Council. GEO. I HOLUDAY. President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office. November 27,1889. Approved:
WM. McOALUN, Mayor. Attest: W. H.
McCLEARY. Mayor's Clere.
Recorded m Ordinance Book. voL 7, pace 209.
Mth day of December. A. D. 1889. ' deim
AN ORDINANCE-AUTHORIZING THE
construction of a sewer on Homewood
avenue, from Penn avenue to a connection
with sewer on Homewood avenue at Tioga
street. . . . .
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by
the city of Pittsburg, fn Select and Common
Councils assembled, and it is hereby or
dained and enacted by the authority ot the
same. That the Chief of the Department of
Prfblic Works be and is hereby authorized
and directed to advertise in accordance with
the acts of Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania and the ordinances of the said
city of Pittsburg relating thereto and regu
lating the same, for proposals for the con
struction of a pine sewer on Homewood
avenue, commencing at Penn avenue, thence
to Meade street, 15 Inches In diameter, and
from thence 18 inches in diameter, to a con
nection w(tna sewer on Homewood avenne,
near Tioea street, tbe contract therefor to be
let in the manner directed by the said
acts ot Assemblyandordinances. "The costand
expense of the same to be assessed and collected
in accordance with tbe provisions of an act of
Assembly of tbe Commonwealth ot Pennsyl
vania, entitled "An aot relating to streets and
sewers In eities of the second class," approved
the 18th day ot :May, A. D. 1889.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of
ordinance conflicting with the provisions of
this ordinance be and the same is hereby re
pealed so far as the same affects tblsordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
thls25th day of November. A. p. 18S.
H.- P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD. Clerk, of Select
Council. W. A. MAGEE, President of Cora
moD Uoancll pro torn. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of CosBEon Council.
XayeCsoSoa, November 97, 1MB. Approved;
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We haven't changed onr opinion since, but are determinectnTbre
than ever to ettect a speedy clearance of our entire stock by means
of reduced prices, in the face of this most unseasonable weather.
Every garment in our Cloak Department MUST be sold. MUST
is the word not may, might, shall or wilL
MUST BE SOLD There's the rub.
Ah, and you are surprised
Yes, you are, no doubt, agreeably surprised to find that the
garments against which this emphatic edict is pronounced are the
' very garments you need the- garments which ;add so much to your
appearance the garments which are so conducive to your comfort
the garments which you cannot at this sjsason do without.
We have good reason for feeling proud of ,our enlarged and
CLOAK AND WRAP PARLORS,
Xook at it! Over 5,000 square feet of flooring covered actually
weighed down with Cloaks, Wraps and Jackets.
There is not a house in Pittsburg or Allegheny that can show
you anything at all approaching it in extent and we are positive
that, so far as. prices are concerned, ours cannot be duplicated
because "EVERY GARMENT MUST BE SOLD!" no optional
prices to secure profit, but compulsory prices to clear out the stock,
in spite of rain or shine, warm or cold.
This is our position.
k To give you some idea ot the variety, as well as the general ex
cellence, of our supply of, Cloaks, Wraps and Jackets, permit us to
make the rounds of the Department with you.
makes no difference with us. We
anywhere near what they cost us.
Flush Wraps are decidedly rich
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Great .difference in price, though. It would really surprise you to
see how low those handsome wraps are marked. One step further
and we get to the
Beaver, MateHasse, Ottoman, Broadcloth and Frieze ClbthfBnF
here comes the biggest fish in the
' IT -. 1 X What a vast field of beauty and cheap-
1 owinnPfOTP ness' f styie and durabnity-Eyea ur
IlilllllnilliJi recent impqrtations from- Berlin and
,,1U nlUUlIlUUJl Paris are to be sacrificed! Yes! At
half what they cost to import We have so many of them, you re
mark. True enough. Our stock is very large but wait and see it
a week from now! If the weather will be but slightly favorable,
you'll then see many of those- Newmarket racks bare. But we have
arrived at our
tc. Every one of them is doomed.
at half its regular price. Now,
see our " '
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ductions have been the greatest
Black Fur Capes at only $6. Excellent Astrakhan Shoulder Capes
very slightly higher. Seal Shoulder Capes, and Seal and Astrakhan
Combination Capes, Mink, Monkey and Marten Capes, Persian. Fur
and Persian Lamb Capes at positively 50c on the dollar.
Muffs from 25c up. Boas from 98c up. Finer grades of Furs,
every kind, at greatly reduced figures. Children's Fur Sets at 75c
And now, walking ,a few steps further, we lastly get to the
The reductions are fully as great a3 anywhere in the Ladies
Department And, Mothers, what a splendid chance this gives you,
Ladies, to surprise your little daughters with such elegant and timely
Christmas Gifts as a fine Cloak or Coat Prices range from
THAT GOLD BOOT ! It,stiU .ses ee ,
1 purchase m our Cloak or Ladies'
Shoe Departments. It's seven inches high, contains a. bottle of
Perfume, and when empty, makes a most ornamental Bouquet
MORE PRESENTS ! .5Sa.2S
iSleds bee to patrons of our Boys' Clothing Departments.
snI llfCIUIBQ- Presented t aU visitors, and to
5j J U w C MM 1 1 O every child visiting our store this
week Santa Claus will give a large, fresh, sweet Ball of Popcorn,
made right here in Kris Kringle's North Pole Popcorn Bakery.
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Fifth Avenue and
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December 18, 1889.
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Your eye will naturally seek the most attractive
first Seal Goods. You are aware that, owing to
the scarcity of seals last season, Sealskin Garments
are much more expensive than usual. But tnat
will feel satisfied if we can get
They look just as well as Seals, you
say. Very nearly. It takes an ex
perienced eye and close comparison to
I detect tne ainerence. .truly, our aeal
looking, and warm as genuine Seal.
You will observe they are
all in the newest effects, the
prettiest shapes and most
Pi novel materials Diagonal,
Yes! Tailor-made, and
perfect fitting, in Stockin
ette, Beaver, Kersey, Check,
Stripes, Astrakhan: in all
tan, blue, electric, navy, brown, slate,
Every one is to be sacrificed
cast your eyes to the left, and you'll
tlfs hardly necessary to say
that Furs have suffered most
from the backward season, and
I that for this reason our Fur re
of alL Just think! We sell fine
clock trery night ,ungl
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