Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 29, 1889, Page 3, Image 3

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IMiPittsburg -Inventor is at Work
r IJpon Hariie Rapid Transit.
lescriptWnf a Scheme to MoTe a Vessel
- " Terj Fast.
Tt is nnwiKU t1it Mr. Trf-nnide Aixistoloff.
tbeminent Russian engineer, miy be pre
cidjdin1nt'iHTention of a rapid transit sea
.jressel'by an'' American, and that American
ajgrettebnreer. Mr- JFrant Uarter, an in.
jjjrentije Renins of this city, in an interestinj;
fMtnvifei Vnwa Iiaw h 1ii for Kozne time
!thv i..tiv. n..(tni. -rel wMnli mmhinea
ljtbe qualities of the Earopean.
pjBapid transit is evidently tne reiRning
ttuerae amour scientists, and since there-
Sports of a s wonderful sea-going vessel,
t . . n l :.
Kinveniea oy a young vwbshk. cugiuc.
jfhsYe reached these shores, the subject has
fclhAn?f.ii.M ailfittftnal fltimtllnS- .AriOStaloiL
r-v.6., . . r- - ,
V stheEuropean referred to, claims that tne
Jf "secret of rapid transit lies in the application
aorine principle oi spiral moiiou wuercujr
" uSeSroperla.Uve degree of velocity is at-
lftalned. If this be true, then Mr. Prank
teirter, at present gasman at the Bijou
Vrffitntr in able to show Dlans of a vessel of
Siis okh invention, and which he is en-jfrlps-mrlnr-
to havcsatented. which is built
E.nnIrlor.ticnlW Ilii nme nrineinle as that of
Apostoloff, so far as the idea of the
jnropean inventor is uomukwu mm "
Thr.iMirr vukwiWa WO fpfltilpd f1
Evisit Mr. Carter and get from him, if possi-
pie, some xnionuauuji icftoiuiu " .w..
fable invention. He was "found on .the stage
lk,t,iT5;inn hmtlr mmrea in retiinc the
Slights x.0 proper order for the evening's per-
Sf wrmance. . . , ,
' 1H was at first loth to talk, on account of
hiiyiuabilitv at present to demonsbate
ftciSitifically his idea in Its present shape,
ibnton learning that his ideas on the snb-
jfjcct of rapid going vessels generally ana
Ibis own in particular, would be interesting
tat this time whether he could snow oy
factual experiment or not its practicability,
be'rthawBO out and showed bow and why he
rt..nliifcfa.mnvin(r T-pjuels than we have
3inuuui .ov. .mw..m - ... l
awtne presni time are uuvvu fjuoa.v.i vm
L that the idea to be used in their production
isaireaay wen uimutcu. i. .. 'v
"As is well known, the largest vessels in
the Tjorld are now propelled by a double
Hair of screws, each ot which may be, and is,
..... X1 4 . 1ft feat in ft.mo-
ua eoiae ciur, iiwu w w w ,,...
gter. Ihey are able to get a great rate of
tfspeed fronf these and yet the screws in
Wit 1 .. .. r n wamkt nll SIVA ! tnn.
Kcerned, are infinitesimally small parts of
Sthe wnole.
S'Tfthenitis tmtsible to cet such (treat
jfiTpeed as has already been reached by this
power, what power could be attained if at
ifeast four-fiiths of the entire vessel's bulk
land weight could be put jnto that lorce.
RlThinking over this matter, and doing
fiome little experimenting I produced a
Tscheme,ofwhichI will give you a rough
idea." .
toMr. Carter then drew a plan of the vessel
pwhich be has in view, and which is repro-
Jduced, with remarks by tne gentleman con
icerning'and explaining it
l!;As von will observe the bow piece of the
Rressel which representsabout one-fifth of the
fwhole i separate from the other part, -which
Igfadually tapers to the stern like a cigar.
rJaue rear puruuu iuuuu, nunc ,uc wui
f only sexm-sphericai, wnicn. x can oest iuus
Strate by another drawxig.
"On this bow piece vis located a caboose
Rteenng ana ooservation purposes, xne
isteenng apparatus will be manipulated
ghrough tbe steel shaft, which yon notice
ins irom tne Dow piece to tne extreme
ern of the vessel.
J'.'Xow on this shaft, which is a hollow
ibe, hangs the entire machinery to beget
Emotion. Besting, you see, on the immova
ble bow piece, ittraverses the entire vessel,
must serve as tne snart on which
entire rear portion must revolve
and at the same time convey air from the
'bow-piece, which is open, to a part which on
account of its character, must be air-tight
" ".How will I get the -outer cylinder to
Iturn wniie ine inner poruon is motionless?
'.That easy enougb, or a t least it appears ti
int will be. You see the bow portion must
t be comparatively the heaviest portion of the
6 enure crait ana aiso must oe so constructed
Sand ballasted that it will not have a
'tendency to turn. On tbe shaft which rests
Inpon It 1 will Jiang tne entire ma
chinery which vou see I have
Ideated in the forward part of the second por
Ition. This machinery will turn the cylinder
cogwheels connected with an endless
ies of cocs on the interior part of tbe shell.,
is may not be the exact manner in wnich
: motion will be attained, but it is the best
plan of which t know so far. This second
S'jrtion will also contain the cabins and
iring apartments,which, being the heaviest
part of the vessel, must remain immovable,
awhile the lighter tubular shell revolves
around them. The steel shalt can also be
as a means oi conveying tbe steam and
te from the boilers.
S'On tbe exterior if this shell a bucket
Iscrew encircles the entire tube Irom the bow
piece to tbe extreme end. If this be satis
3iactorily done, for you know there is such a
thing as having the buccets too close to
Igether or so arranged that they will inter
llerewith each other, one ol the strongest
Vessels in the world, so far as moving
power is concerned, will be the result
mmi-r . At.. U.. j....- A .r 41..
sJ. XnuSfc BJ fcuafc una turaugcuicub Ul U1C
gecrew will in my opinion oe one oi tne
niort delicate operations of -the whole af-
Ifair. I have noticed in my steam boating
Iprnerience. which I was encaged in for a
along time, that some river craft have lost (he
Tgreater portion i tuc power iuey migni
lhave'had, by the error of putting the wheel
buckets irl too close proximity to each
iihcrifr. Carter's ideas are feasible
lor.not is a question to be determined, but if
too success wnicu " uti".5uiu u uu
linnntisp- other devices be any Precedent
WhS opinions and ideas should be given con
tsiderable consideration. As it is at present,
lua so situated, both at to time and isosey,
that he is unable to develep fhe saanyw
eresting ideas of which he is the father.
But he has invented Beveral things valu
able and entirely practicable and simple to
uniqueness. Besides he has shown himself
to be quite a (renins in his manip
ulation of his electric lighting system
which lie has in operation at the
theater of which he is an employe. It has
been stated bv saaay visitors to this city
who have visited that house that the system
perfected by Mr. Carter is the most complete
of the kind in the country. His ability to
graduate the strength ot the lamps from one
center is considered remarkable, and it is
said on very good authority that there is one
electric lighting concern in this city which
is endeavoring to Becnre his services for a
commission on the otheride of the world to
take charge of several contracts recently
Iscpeetor McAleese Haa No Hankering
Afjer the Eoritloa.
JFor lack of other snhjects that of a new
Fire Superintendent has been revivified.
This was a matter long ago decided upon by
Chief Brown, of the Department of Public
Safety, when he started the reorganization
of the .Fire Bureau. The only difficulty in
the way was that a new ordinance was
necessary for the appointment of, any new
official in Chief Brown's department The
officials generally think that the appoint
ment will not be made before the result of
the elections in February M ascertained,
and the new Councils organized.
As far as the rumorof Inspector McAleese
being slated for the position .goes, it is cer
tainly not on his authority nor on Chief
Brown's. The latter says be is too well
pleased with the efficiency of the police
bureau to commit the trade which the late
President Xincoln objected to that of swap
ping horses while crossing a stream. As he
stated to The DisPAtcH "reporter a few
days ago, the position of fire director is one
of great importance and very hard work. It
needs money to procure the- services neces
sary, so that the Finance Committee and
Councils will have to pass on the subject
before ny such appointment takes place.
On the other hand Inspector McAleese
has had a good many years' work in the fire
department, and is not solicitous of placing
himself in a position to be brow-beaten by
fire engine agents, or told by an inexperi
enced public the best positions in which to
place his lines and his engines. He says
the responsibility for tbe conduct of tne
whole fire bureau is heavy, and he is not
seeking distinctions from the friends of one
engine, or execrations at the hands of an
other. The date for the test of the rival engines
will be fixed as soon as Chiet Brown hears
officially from the "Board of Underwriters
on their pleasure in the matter.
THE TEUilTt S. b. T&EAT.
A Pleasant Annual rent in the Progress
of the Sunday chooL
The Sunday school of Trinity P. E.
Church enjoyed the annual Christmas fes
tival last evening in im church chapel, the
day being, appropriately enough in the
church calendar, Holy Innocent's Day.
The festival was opened with the singing
of the carol, "Hail to the Light of the Glad
Christmas Morning," sung by the entire
school, led bv theregnlar choirboys of the
church, under Mr. C. S. Huntington's direc
tion. The singing was very inspiring. The
regular opening service of the Sunday
school was read by the Superintendent, Mr.
Henry 6. Hale, the response being by the
school. The rector of tbe church, Bev.
Samuel Maxwell, made a brief address
which, though directed to the children, was
enjoyed by their parents and other rela
tives. The hymn, "Hark the Herald Angels
Sing," was then sung and reports of various
classes submitted. Their annual offertory
was then received by the Superintendent,
each class electing to choose upon which
charity of the parish, the offering should be
After singing another Christmas carol the
big tree was divested of .its multitudinons
decorations and gifts, and boxes of fine
candy and books were given to the scholars,
not forgetting one. whether large or small.
There were several very special gifts made
to the rector, superintendent organist ot the
Snnday school and the teachers.
After singing, "It Came Upon the Mid
night Clear." to Sir Arthur Sullivan's
musical setting, the benediction was pro
nounced by the rector.
The Fires of Eleven Months and How They
Were Caused.
The report of the fire alarms from Janu
ary 1 to December!, 1889, shows 671, giving
12 incendiary fires, for which three arrests
have been made according to the Fire Mar
shal's books. Tbe two heaviest fires for the
11 months were on iIarchJ27 and October 7,
both manufacturing places, Mcintosh,
Hemphill & Co. and Oliver Bros. & Phil
lips. The fires from miscellaneous causes were,
during the 11 months: Smoke stacks, IS;
fire crackers, 8; from natural gas, 12; from
artificial gas, 4; matches, 6; fire in bed, 2;
struck by lightning, 1; fire in bureau, 1; fire
from grease, 2; caused bygrate, 8; from over
heated bricks, 1; from waste paper, 1; in
bake oven, 1; hay, 2; heater explosion, 1;
hot coals, 2; caused by electric light wires,
3; painters burning paint, 1; hot box in
journal, 1; strawjK; range, 3; steam pipe, 1;
belt burning in mill, 1; heater, 3; explo
sions, 3; by plumber working' at cas pipes,
1; gas explosions, 5; overheated furnaces, 10;
overheated stoves, 21; overheated chimneys,
86; defective ffues, 63; lamp explosions, 28;
from oil, 14; from leaking gas, 1; cinder
banks, 3; in closets, 1, gasoline lamp exnlo
sions, 1; clothing taking fire, 4; from molten
metal, 2; in drying oven, Ij from gas burner,
1; by tar kettle. 6; by -cinders. It from hot
Lathes, 1; brush pile, 3. in shavings, l;in
cupulas, a, iu ruuuiau, u, lucv curtains, 2;
by stove pipes, 10; by boilers, 8.
Coatlnned at Henrlck'a Tesiple of MnMc
The new warerooms, 79 Fifth Ave., not
being finished as soon as expected, a large
lot of instruments had to be stored, and de
spite the unusual heavy sale before Christ
mas, quite a number are in-stock, and com
prise (in new and, second-hand) such well
known makes as Chickering & Son'ij
Wheeloek, Hallet & Davis. Steinway,
Bradbury. Stuyvesant, Farrand.& Folev,
Kimball, Estcy, Palace, etc., and are
sold new as low as $225 iu pianos, and
second-hand pianos for $150. Organs new
for $75. second-hand for $33. Wishing to
close out all the stock before removal to
new store, pianos are sold from $75' to $150
cheaper than ever offered before, and $50 to
$75 saved on organs; easy payments taken.
The opportunity now offered jiay never oc
cur acain, and is one buyers 'should avail
themselves of. Remember the place and call
soon. Hembick's Temple or Music,
435 Wood st, bet Fifth ave. and Diamond
By our cash system we save you from 15
per cent to 20 per cent ..
TJblixo & SoxJierchaai Tailors,
truss. ' 47 Sixth ave.,Xeww Block,
ThelOTtcrtoBsplracy to be Finally
Argued Uext Monday
Some Terr Qaeer Things Were Brought
to light Yesterday.
Yesterday closed the taking of testimony
in the conspiracy case of Alderman Porter
and his officers, and all that remains to be
done is the arguments of counsel on both
sides, which will begin to-morrow morning.
"Wlien the case was resumed yesterday morn
ing Alderman Porter was continued on the
stand. He could not recollect the cases
wherein he had. collected costs. He was
willing to give that information, but it
would require considerable time. He keeps
a record of all his cases in his office, and in
the past two months some of them were miss
ing. The police make his office their night
Quarters, but he would not intimate they
Vere responsible for their disappearance.
tie bad received lorieil money irom uic
Gilbert girls, but thought he had paid it to
the city.
John ,F. Edmundson, Esq., the attorney
for Taggart and Boehm, testified that his
clients were dismissed in the suit against
them before Porter. The only witnesses
were the prosecutors, and no evidence was
produced. Mr. Edmundson paid -the costs
about $30 because he thought it would
prevent another suit being entered.
Constable Packer was the next witness,
and testified that he had been living in the
Fifteenth ward for 20 vears, and had served
as the ward Constable, not as one of tbe
detective agency. He had not made any of
the informations, and had never had an
agreement with the defendants about bring
ing suits for the purpose of extortion.
Thomas Carney, the colored constable,
testified that he had made but half a dozen
arrests, and had never made any informa
tions. He only got the costs due him, noth
ing more. These were paid him, sometimes
by the Alderman, his clerk, Desso, or by
Shephard. He had no Agreement with them
to enter any suits, bnt he was told by Porter
he would get a percentage on all cases he
brought in and it might prove a big thing,
perhaps $1,800 a year. Between Christmas
and June heihad not been able to get any
cases. He received some money from tbe
Taggart and Boehm cases, tbe Alderman
telling him the cases had been settled. In
the case against Charles Preston he had re
ceived $2 for subpoenaing witnesses. He had
been told by Packer that the case against
Carrie "Win field had been settled.
Mr. O'Donbell objected to this testimony,
but Judge Slagle overruled it and Mr.
Marshall said it was a queer ruling. Judge
Slagle said he had decided the same way in
similar objections and would be consistent;
if he, were wrong, he would be wrong all
The witness then continued, and said he
had received $33 from Mrs. Lies and turned
it over to Shephard, who gave a receipt tor
It Witness had received $4 60 for getting
Elijah Shephard testified that he was a
deputy constable, acting under authority
from the Court and Constable Packer. He
was asked to recollect a long list of cases.
He answered emphatically in the negative
that he had said himself and Porter
had started the agency, and denied ever
aereeing with Porter and Packer to en
ter suits for the purpose of extortion.
He denied havinjraccepted money in my
case. Mrs. Cordell had given him $15 to
deliver to the prosecutor, and tbe $33 oi
Milly Washington constituted her fine and
costs!!, , -
JacotfWagner had been with some friends
in Miss Arthur's house, on Second avenue,
and was a witness iu her case, but did not
know anything of how it was settled.
The defense af this point offered in evi
dence a package of informations in a num
ber of cases in dispute dnring the trial. Dis
trict Attorney Porter claimed the right to
examine them for the purpose of cross-examination.
This occupied nearly an hour's
time, during which Alderman Porter took
the stand and answered as to certain indorse
ments on them. That of Bachel Xies, the
'Squire said, showed no charges that should
not have been made. Thatof Mrs. Mina
man, the fortune teller, was all right in the
witness' estimation.
The prosecutor had withdrawn the suit
and paid the costs, though the defendant
had pleaded guilty. The Alderman's costs
were stricken off. District Attorney Porter
asked Alderman Porter when he was given
authority to suspend sentence in any case.
The Alderman said he conld not find it in
his heart to take his costs from her, that she
was a very poor woman.
Mr. Porter, after answering some other
questions as to when the records as offered
had been written up, was allowed to retire.
Assistant Controller Eckley was put on
the stand to show that the 400 and odd
transcripts that had been sent to the Con
troller's office from Porter's office, were
correct In every particular, and would show
the correct charges allowed lor all fees.
Mr. O'Donnell objected to the matter and
said it would not show anything. Mr.
Porter said it would show the great amount
of money Alderman Porter had collected.
Mr. O'Donnell objected And began his
objection, "I think," when Judge Slagle
told him the Court could take care of itself,
andnould consider his objection if he made
clear his reason. Mr. Eckley was then
dismissed, as Jndge Slagle ruled that the
great mass of informations were not disputed
by either side or called into the case at alL
The case rested here and court adjourned
until to-morrow, when arguments will be
Salts for Liberty. Liberty Given and Com.
mlsilonera Ap'potnted.
James O'Hara Black yesterday entered
suit for divorce from Kettle F. Black. The
couple were married in 1877, and he alleges
she deserted him in 1885 and has gone to
New York.
Divorces were granted in the cases of
Leonia Ilg against Martin Ilgi and Mary B.
Lynch against Harry W. Lynch for de
sertion, and Agnes Bair against Harry W.
Bair, for 111 treatment
In the divorce case of Fred Grimm against
Catharine Grimm, J. M. Friedman was ap
pointed commissioner. Tn the case of Ann
Bortle against Henry Bortle, K. Tillead
was appointed, and in that of Ella J. King
against Jacob King, H. S. Floyd was
83,090 for False Arrest.
Jacob Shapira yesterday entered suit
against C. D. Mackey for $5,000 damages
for false arrest On Thursday, Shapira al
leges, Mackey caused his arrest and confine
ment in Central station n a charge of dis
orderly conduct The arrest, he claims, was
malicious, unwarranted and illegal. A
capias was fssued for the arrest of Mackey.
Wants 816,689 Damages.
Thomas M. Carroll, of McKeesport, yes
terday, entered snit against John Martin
for $10,000 damages. Carroll alleges that a
cesspool in the yard of Martin, neglected
by the latter, caused sickness in bis family,
resulting In the death-ot two of his children,
Floyd and Frank Carroll.
Monday's Trial List.
Criminal Court Commonwealth VS Thomas
Tracy, August Weber, Christ Schmidt Pat
DIskln. Annie Wallace, George McColgan,
Mark Jourdan, Charles Richards. Bag. Woods,
William Amman. James .Burns, w. H. Wilson.
H. J. Baker, Edward Blngold, Wijfiam Iwj,
4 oan Aran, ax. jrsswefoa.
Tfce Cletk Cowto e a Terns
Csverisg Tkr.e Moatlw-Statlstlcs a
Local Crhae.
Clerk of Courts McGoanegle yesterday
completed his report to the State Board of
Charities ior the September term of the
Criminal Court The September term covers
the months of September, October and No
vember. A larger number of cases was be
fore the oourt this term than,has been for
several years. The court calendar, holding
842 cases was filled, an unusual occurrence,
and a supplementary calendar made neces
sary. ,
The total number of cases was 874. ine
report shows 770 persons charged with crime.
The total number ot bills laid before tbe
grand jury was 717, of which 492 were re
turned as true bills and 225 were ignored.
The number of persons tried or disposed of
was 4(36, covering 291 of the bills. There
were 222 convictions, 93 acquittals, 45 cases
nol proswd and 105 pleaded guilty.
There was 1 conviction for murder in the
first degree, 1 of murder in the second de
gree and 2 ot manslaughter. Eighteen per
sons were charged with assault and battery
to kill and 6 oi them were convicted. One
hundred and eighty-nine were charged with
assault and battery,' ahd 48 were convicted
and 15 pleaded guilty. Larceny numbered
134 cases, with 40 convictions and 32 pleas
of guilty. Tnere were 30 cases oi receiving
stolen goods, with 17 convictions and 3 pleas
of guilty.
Sixteen were charged with burglary, and
8 were convicted and -2. pleaded guilty.
Jobbery had 8 cases with 6 convictions.
There were 15 cases and the same number of
convictions of conspiracy. Eleven were
charged with riot and 7 convicted. '-The
illegal liquor-selling cases were: 134 cases
of selling liquor without a license, 14 con
victions ana 24 pleas df guilty; selling
liquor on Sunday, 34 cases, 12 convictions
and 6 pleas of gu'iityselling liquor in upro
hibitory district, 10 cases, 2 convictions and
2 pleas ot guilty; selling liquor to minors,
eight cases, one conviction and one plea of
guilty;, selling liquor to intemperates, six
cases, all ignored by the grand jury. Total
number ot cases of illegal liquor sellinfr,
182; convictions, 29; pleaded guilty. 33
Those in addition to the convictions and
pleas of gnilty were either nol prossed,
lenored by the grand jury, or acquitted on
Two persons were charged with keeping a
gambling house, and one pleaded guilty.
Keeping a disorderly house had ten cases,
with five convictions and one plea of guilty.
The balance jdf the cases before the court
covered nearly all the crimes in thecal
endar of more or less seriousness.
Judee Btowe Decides That It Will Not In
jure the ComopolU Water Supply.
Common Pleas ' Court No. 1 granted a
charter yesterday for the Coraopolis Ceme
tery Company.
The granting of the charter was opposed
by some of the citizens, who were afraid, as
Ed. Cornelius says, "that if people were
buried there who 'dyed' it wonld color the
water." The projectors of the cemetery are
Fred. W. Patterson, a civil engineer; Jerry
M. Curry, an undertaker; Captain John W.
Mclntyre, Iiev, Josiah Dillon, Frank Dil
lon and Charles E. Cornelius, the attorney.
The site selected is'one of the most beau
tiful in Allegheny county. It lies on the
top of the hill back of tbe boroughOf Cor
aopolis, and commands a view of the Ohio
Valley unsurpassed for loveliness.
Its establishment is the result of a great
and growing need for some convenient place
where the residents of the south side ot the
Ohio may bury their dead. Heretofore
they have been compelled either to come to
the city.or else drag'awav out into the coun
try over the worst roads in the world to
Sharon Church or Forest Grove, to little
churchyards where there is no pretense to
keep graves in repair.
This new company expects to lav out its
grounds in the most approved style, build
fences, erect a fine entrance gate, grade
rives and . walks,', and, jn shortmake -
Coraopolis Cemetery one -of tbe very finest
and best cared-lorcemeteries in the country.
They will begin at once to sell lots, and
people can "dye" to their own satisfaction,
knowing that it will not prevent their being
An Englltbman Saea tot Damage Said to
Comfit la'Belng- Coaxed to America.
The papers were filed yesterday in the
suit of Joseph Jackson against John "W.
and Sarah A. Black, tor damages. Jackson
alleges that Black and his wife persuaded
him to come to this country from his home
iu England, holding out inducements. He
hesitated, but finally brought his family
over in August, 1889.
The Blacks were to give him 12 acres of
land near their farm at Swissvale, but when
he came they refused to do so. He was also
to get as good a situation as he had, but did
not get it. He claims' damages for his ex
penses in coming over, the loss of his situa
tion in EnglandV etc The defendants deny
corresponding with Jackson, and state that
he became dissatisfied with them and re
fused to live with them. They deny any
promises or liability.
The Swindell & Otterson Becelver Makes a
Report to Court.
John G. Hastings yesterday filed his ac
count as receiver of the firm of Swindell &
Otterson, of Allegheny, whose dissolution
was occasioned by the disappearance of Gus
L. Otterson.
The accounts receivable and an Inventory
pf the stock and app'raisment of the effects
of the firm amounted to $17,321 02 Their
liabilities amounted to $22,086 31, a balance
of liabilities over he assets of $4,763 29.
The report was confirmed by the Court.
A Copmnny Dissolved.
A decree was made yesterday dissolving
the Allegheny Illuminating Company.
The petition asking for the dissolution
stated that the company was chartered on
April 21, 1888. The purpose was to furnish
light by means of electricity in Allegheny
City. The company never went into busi
ness, and In November last it was agreed by
a majority of the corporators to ask for a
A 82,000 Damace Salt.
Joseph "Wray yesterday filed a suit
against John Brown for $2,000 damages.
Wray alleges that he owns a right of way
on a portion ot a public road between West
Elizabeth and Pittsburg, and also that the
road in question has been open to the pub
lic for over 21 years. Brown, notwithstand
ing, has built a fence across the road pre
venting Wray from working his coal pits or
delivering coal from the mines!
Chat of the Court Corridors.
Heten Josns, tor assault and battery was
fined $5 and costs.
Chabtebs were granted yesterday to the
Tblrty-third Htreet TJ. P. Church, ot Pittsburg,
and the Coraopolis Cemetery Company.
Joan W. Stewaet and David M. White
yesterday, were appointed appraisers of the
effects of D. B. Brown who assigned to S. O.
In -the Criminal court; yesterday. John J.
.'Kennedy, on two charges of larceny, was sen
'enced three years and nine months to the pen
itentiary. In the United States District Court yester
day, Judge Acheson made au order dismissing
the libel of Louis Kreillng, wbo sued to recover
a bill for meat inrnlhed tbe steamer William
Kraft. S. C. MeCandless was appointed com
mit. loner to take testimony in the case of John
Campbell against the steamer, Frank Qilmore.
Roger & Bra. Triple-Plate
Silver knives and forks $2 25 per set at
Haach's, No. 293 Filth ave.
Combination pattern dresses at $7 SO,
$10 and f 13 60, foraer prices fresa $10 to $).
Hueus, Hacxb.
How Lawrence Bank Depositors Spent
Monej at Christmas.
Some Claim Business Was Injured by tie
failure of the Sank.
Six weeks have elapsed since the Law
rence Bank, closed its door and nailed np a
notice to tbe effect that tbe bank had sus
pended payment, -which was equivalent to a
failure of an institution which held within
Its coffers the hard-earned money of the
Industrious class. It was difficult to gauge
the amount of distress the failure would
work in the neighborhood at the time the
bank stopped payment. People who had
money deposited in the vaults were in an
excited state, and their opinions, which
often found way to the public ear, were ex
aggerated and highly colored.
Since the bank closed the festive season
has come and gone, and if there is a time
when people are disposed to unloosen their
purse strings it is at Christmas time. There
is a mysterious something which makes peo
ple hospitable, and they spend money with
out stringency.
Yesterday a Dispatch reporter, visited a
number of storekeepers to learn to what ex
tent their trade had been injured this Christ
mas through the Lawrence Bank failure.
There was a diversity ot opinion among the
store people as to tbe damage done to trade.
Some thought that trade had been materially
affected, while others believed that business
had not been influenced by the failure.
Among the responsible business men seen to
obtain their opinion was Senator TJpperman,
who said:
"Christmas in Lawrenceville has been
about the same this year as in other years.
I conld not see any great depression among
the people. The stores were as full of goods
as ever, and people crowded in them to
make tneir purchases.
"I believe that the failure of the, bank
will not atfect the district for twelve months.
It is similar to a panic. In 1873 and during
the riots Pittsburg did not feel the injury to
trade for a year. It will be the same out
here; things will run smoothly for a year.
After 12 months is over people will begin to
feel the want of money, and then the neigh
borhood and business will suffer."
Mr. William Eichenlaub said: "Yes, the
failure has in jui ed our Christmas trade. It
has not damaged the trade, however, to the
extent that was first supposed. We have
not done so much business during tbe
Christmas week as we did in former years.
I think that every business man in the Fif
teenth and Sixteenth wards will indorse my
opinion by saying that the failure played
havoc with trade.
"I have not seen much distress, however,
around the neighborhood;, nor has any news
come to my ears of any unusual suffering
caused by the bank's failure. We expect to
see some injury in the district. Possibly
some of the small storekeepers will have to
go under. .How many of them are putting
forth every energy to keep their heads above
water. These small storekeepers will ulti
mately go under. This will be the only in
jury to trade."
Mr, Z. Wainwright said: "The beer
business always flourishes in spite of bank
failures, or prohibition fights. This Christ
mas has been excellent, and our future out
look is bright. Tbe only trouble in the
beer business is that people want too much
beer. There is a little depression caused by
the bank's failure in Lawrenceville but not
much. The worst feature of tbe bank's sus
pension has passed, and I believe the dis
trict will immediately recover.'
- j , 1 the toy trade -booming,
Mr.lM. VL Hatter, a toy merchant, said:
"A booming business was done in toys this
year. During Christmas week more toys
were sold than ih any previous year. In
deed, in our own store we are entirely
cleared out. Such a rush for toys never was
seen before. I do not think the bank
checked life fun or money spending-in Law
renceville one iota. Indeed, I believe tbe
failure of the bank-had an opposite effect."
Jacob Dietz, a prominent grocer, said:
"The Lawrence Bank has somewhat affected
our business tliis year. We attribute, how
ever, the shortage iu our trade for the past
month to the mills in the districtworking
on single turn. Not one-halt of the men
find employment. They must live, so it is
necessary for them to practice economy. I
do not suppose the bank's failure will
greatly damage trade in the future. The
depositors generally were working men, and
they are able to turn their hand again to
the plow and earn more money. In a few
cases possibly th,e stoppage of the bank will
cause distress, but only a small percentage
of the depositors will be affected by it."
Mr. Thomas McCaffrey said: "What!
Why, sir, the failure of the bank is a God
send to the real estate business. If I had
not lost any money In the bank I should
look into the future smiling. People who
save up a few hundred dollars will be loath
to put it into another bank. They will in
vest it in real estate, and consequently our
business has received a boom. Ever since
the bank's failure I have been doing a big
business, and I expect that I, together with
other real estate men. will do'a greater
business in the coming year than ever be
fore. Tbe outlook is unprecedented, and x
am thankful for it."
Will ThU be Kead or Not.
The Pittsburg Combination Clothing Co.,
the largest clothing .manufacturers, an
nounce a big sale. We admit that there is
no profit in these sales, but they serve us as
a means of advertising, and meanwhile rid
us of our surplus stock. We will positively
sacrifice without reserve our entire stock of
superfine quality clothing at tbe unilorm
price for each suit of clothes or overcoat
of $18.
Monday, Dec 30, 1889, from 9 A. 11. un
til 6 P. M. we will sacrifice ten thousand
dollars worth of these fine goods at the uni
form price of $18 for a suit or over
coat Seal French Montegnac overcoats,
goods cost $8 76 per yard in the piece, usual
ly sold at $40 1 $50, blue-black, gray or
brown, some quilted satin to buttonhole,
others plain silk or satin lined, will be sold
to-morrow at $18. German imported chin
chilla overcoats, blue, black, brown, pearl,
gray, drab and fancy colors, such as are
usually found only in fine custom tailoring
establishments. All magnificently lined
and trimmed and worth from $30 to $10
will be sold to-morrow at $18. Real
Carr's melton overcoats and cape coats, all
colors and patterns, also, the same styles
made from the Berkeley kersey overcoatings,
the real imported article all finished and
trimmed regardless of expense and usually
sold at $40 to$50 will be sold to-morrow at $18.
Elegant 'full dress (swallow tail) coats
and vests; vests and sleeves lined with
white satin; coats Bilk and satin lined, satin
or plain facing; made from, imported doe
skin and broadcloth, worth $50; will be sold
to-morrow a"t $18. ,
Superb Prince Albert frock coats and
vests, silk and satin lined; made from im
ported corkscrews, diagonals and worsteds;
all the latest ideas in bindings and cuts
fully carried out; no finer garments iu
the world; usually sold at $40 to $50;
will be sold to-morrow at $18. Superfine
business suits, sacks and four-button cut
away coats; low-cut vests; wide or medium
trousers in Bannockburn or Blarney
cheviots; fancy tripes and plaids; fancy
cassimeres and English worsteds; usually
sold at $35 to $45: will be sold to-morrow
for $18. Mail orders will receive prompt at-N
tention when accompanied by monev order
or. cash. P. O. O. O.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. new
Court House.
All-wool, 46 inches wide diagonals, all
latest colorings, at $1, worth regularly $1 00
a yard, Htjgus A Hacks.
Tne Vletffli sf si Blew BccfBs-Corw
McBewell Ordered the Arrest of Ike
Murder will not down, Is" the old saying,.
and a row at the Carrie Furnace, in Brad
dock, on July 9 last, resulted in the death of
a man on Friday at 6 P.M., and the arrest
of his assailant yesterday afternoon. George
Coulson. a Hungarian, got into a dispute
with AjellO Lorenzo, an Italian, in the fur
nace yards at that date,'- and sirnck the latter
in the bact of the head with a stone. The
case was brought betore 'Squire Lowry, of
Braddock, and the victim taken to the West
Penn Hospital, where he remained ior sev
eral weeks. The 'Squire discharged the case
on payment ot costs, and the hospital au
thorities permitted the wounded man to be
taken home to his boarding house, 110
Winslow street. East End.
On the news of Lorenzo's death and the
result of the autopsy reaching the Coroner
yesterday, he ordered the arrest of Coulson,
and Detective Antonio Buffalo, the Italian
detective, made the arrest, telephoning to
Constable Best, of Braddock township, to
meet him at the railroad station. The arrest
was made at 550 P. M. in the Carrie Fur
nace officeswhere Coulson bad gone for his
pay, and tbe prisoner was taken to the
Coroner's office, whence he was taken to
jail. . ,
An investigation o tbe case win pe raaue
to-morrow, and it seems more than probable
that Coulson will be held for homicide from
the evidence .so far gathered. The prisoner
is wholly ignorant of any. language save
Hungarian, and tbe arresting officer speaks
Italian well and English but indifferently,
so as their communications were anything
but valuable, -little could be learned of the
status of the matter from a set of communi
cations so thoroughly confidential.
The Humane Agent Will Tnckle the
Fourth Avenne Grade Wrangle.
The steep grade on Fourth Tivenue, be
tween Smithfield and Grant streets, that
was, for a time, the subject of a controversy
between the resident Government architect
and the Chief ot the Department of Public
Works, wilt now be made a mailer of dis
cussion Between Hnmane Agent O'Brien
and Superintendents Burns and Verner, of
the Second avenue and Birmingham horse
car lines respectively.
Considerable complaint has been entered
recently to the Hnmane Agent that no pos
tilion was. kept at the hill, and that many
time. the horses were unable to draw tbe
heavllv laden cars up the grade. When
they did it was only after many falls, much
slipping and very hard work. Agent
O'Brien stated last evening that the super
intendents of the roads named would be im
mediately notified that an extra horse mnst
be stationed at the foot of the hill. If this
is not done he says that the cars will be
stopped at Smithfield street and the passen
gers compelled to walk up to Grant street.
Assistant Agent Berryman will look alter
the matter.
A Very Happy and Prosperona New Year
to All.
But a few brief, fleeting hours more and
the past year will be dead, the old giant
will have expired and we shall start on an
other round of the Calendar. But a few
hours more and venerable 1889, now groping
about lor a grave, will have been interred
beyond tbe hope of a resurrection. How
strange it looks, how strange it sounds! Not
only the year 1889 on the verge of dissolu
tion, hnt the centurv dviner. People wbo
at all think the occasion worthy of" a bit of
sentiment win not only ieei a snaae oi re
gret, but almost of loneliness in parting
from 1889 as though parting from a lifelong
friend. For the young people, no doubt, it
is the case now as ever, that old Father
Time is a very sluggard in his travels and
the years do not come, one after another,
half fast enoueh. But for the old, each de-
.! ... lm mma f !. lnt rtf a nnm.
bered processipn ,which. moves only too
swiftly and- seems ever suggestive of the
comparative lewness 01 inoseuiat are u
What will the New Year bring?
To individuals, communities and nations
chiefly their deserts- Not in all cases, 'tis
true, bnt in the mam.- yesl
It will be ushered in with an abundance
01 noise 01 au iuus, suuubtug. muiu
whooping, halloing, yelling, screeching and
pistol nring. j.ne cuureu vejia win iug
out merry chimes and the new born babe
will be (riven the rovalest of welcomes. The
old vear. as it will be called, is. and will
be, depicted as a weather beaten, decrepit
relic of antiquity about to shuffle off his
mortal coil into the great unknown, while
his successor it, and will be, portrayed as a
smiling, blithesome, stalwart, vigorous
youngster tripping, laughingly up to make
the acquaintance of an expectant world.
What will the new year bring to us indi
vidually or collectively? We know not,
bnt to all we hope there'lkbe more of sun-
shide than shadow; more of smiles than
tears; more of joy than sorrow.
New Year's Dav.
How many new, eood resolutions will be
made; how many new plans laid; how many
hopes will be born I May such resolutions
be kept; may the plans be carried out and
all hopes be fulfilled.
We, in commou with the people of this
community, have lots to be thankful for.
We have seen our business erowday by day
until it now reaches phenomenal propor
tions. .Not a single day -in the year now
fast Sviue out. has there been any let-up to
our business. The incessant cry of late of
tbe majority of the clothiers of this city has
been. "Ob. this terriblv unseasonable
weather." but sunshine or shower, fair
weather or foul, we've had our hands full
ot business. Ouzht we not, therefore, be
thankful? But still we are iree to confess
that there is with us a consciousness that
we've deserved such appreciation on the
partoi the public: We have advertised
freelv: have-always aflhered to the principle
of selling oar goods as cheaply as possible;.
bave used alinonest. endeavors y pnsu our
business and give the grea'test amount of
satisfaction to our patrons.
With our best thanks for past favors and
with very many wishes for a happy and
prosperous new year to all, we remain the
public's faithful servants, Gpskt's.
If you want an elegantly-made snit and
a large assortment of goods to select from,
call at Tirling & Son's, 'Merchant Tailors,
No. 47 Sixth, ave., Lewis Block. TuSu
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found sh the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
this issue.
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business" Chances, Auc
tion Sales, etc.,, .are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
fowid m th Sixth Pafe,
But a few
We Shall be in the New Year;
The ceaseless tread of time brings us to the close of another year,
and with eager'eyes we peer forward to the coming of the New Year
with feelings of delightful" anticipation as to what it will bring to us.
The Year Just Closing
Increase in an Almost Incredible Manner. . --
And although we are naturally proud of this fact, we cannot help
feeling that we are deserving of such appreciation, and will tell you why:
FIRSTLY ' We have always adhered to the principle of selling goods
rinoii.1 . as ci,eapiy ag possible, and as a matter'of course have,
sold our goods away below all would-be competing houses.
SECONDLY' we nave sold everything at strictly ONE PRICE TO
THIRDLY" We have Siven polite and most courteous attention to all
. customerS) ricn or p00n
FOURTHLY We have been liberal advertisers so liberal in fact that
r n " other advertisers have been simply astonished at the
extensiveness with which we have from time to time advertised our
business. J3ut with all our advertising we have never said anything but
what was strictly true and always had the goods to sell as advertised.
FIFTHLY' We have ever been ready and willing to exchange goods or
refund money expended on any goods not giving satisfac-
tion to the buyer.
SIXTHLY" We have used every honest endeavor and all the energy
0 ' and push there was in us to make friends, give the greatest
satisfaction and increase our business.
Very. Happy, Prosperous New Year.
This is the earnest wish of the Public's Servants,
No Dullness or Lethargy in Oar Store
The Holiday Season may be o'er, but there's no
such thing as a let-up with our
Great Business 1
We have now to clear up the turmoil of Holiday time; we have to
do the best we can with broken lots and broken sizes, and as a matter of
course it is our usual custom, at this time of the year, to put life into
what would be otherwise slow business by naming prices which will at
tract the masses.
Prices that will Create
Men's Suits and Overcoats, formerly 22,
This Week for $15;
Men's Suits and Overcoats, formerly $18,
'-' This "Week for $12.
Men's Suits and Overcoats, formerly $15, " '"
,, This Week for $10. ,
Men's Suits and' Overcoats, formerly $12, " ' z
This Week for $8. I
Men's Suits and Overcoats, formerly $10,
'This Week for $6.
Need we tell you of the advantage of your coming early? Don't you.' .
know that a goodly number of the choicest of the ofierings we offer will
leave our store every hour of the day? Take our advice and be on
hand early. We don't like to sell goods for less than we paid for 'em.
but our policy is not to carry goods over. No clothiers in this country
are ntore willing or more able than ourselves to stand the loss of a few
thousand dollars, and certainly none can do it more cheerfully than, us;
We do most positively make these deep cuts more willingly than the
closest fisted of buyers can be made to believe.
Children's Suits and Overcoats, formerly $$,
This Week for $3 50.
Children's Suits and OvercoatSi formerly $6,
This Week for. $4.
iioys suits ana wvercoais, ivimcuy po, a
This Week for $5.
Boys' Suits and Overcoats, formerly $10,
This Week for $6.
suits and - overcoats;
Underwear, Hosiery,
And the balance of our Stock of
Year's Gifts) we shall dispose of at
words at HAiit UUK. UbUAi. Jttui,a. we naven't many left, it s
true, but still probably enougn tor
days more
has Seen Our Business
a Profound Sensation!
and Footwear.
Holiday Goods Tsaitable for New t
50 cents on the dollar, or in other
you to cnoose an elegant preseat
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