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THE PITTSBTJKG DISPATCH, SATUEDAT, JANUARY 5, 1889. , '
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A Story TVitli a Tery Dramat
ic Climax in Pittsburg.
IT BEGAN IN IRELAND
"With the Crnel Desertion of a Young
Wife 26 Years Since.
THE HDSBAKD IS FOLLOWED HERE
By a Han Whom He Last Kissed as His
Baby in the Long Ago.
A REMARKABLE ROMANCE UNFOLDED
AKemesishas at last touched the heels
of a Pittsburg man. It was 26 years coming,
and theibotsteps that were dogged led from
Ireland to this city. Superintendent Mc
Aleese and Detective Sol Coulson scented
this end of the trail, and the denouement
they brought about laid bare a romantic
The reader must be taken back 28 years,
and be introduced to the parties in the rural
Tillage of Collooney in County Sligo,
Ireland. There, in the year 1859, lived
Bridget Keogh, a young country lass of 18,
and a neighboring boy of about the same
age. He was a handsome specimen of Irish
manhood, and his rollicking nature made
him a favorite with all the girls.
But it seems he thought more of Bridget
than all of the others. The two were mar
ried on August 5, 1860, in the chapel at
Collooney by the parish priest. The start
in married life was not a bad one for the
young couple. There was a bit of arable
land that could be worked to advantage.and
then there were the cows that came to the
husband as his wife's dower. In Ireland, espe
cially in those days, wealth was counted by cat
tle as well as by cash, anil only those who know
the value of a few cows to the peasant can ap
preciate the importance of that dower. In dne
course of time the small lamily was increased
by the addition of a bouncing baby boy whom
they named James.
THE GLASS DAEEEXS.
All went well for a time, but presently the
young husband began to think of following in
the footsteps ol others by coming to this conn
try. The States had a charm for him that his
humble Irish home did not possess, and at last,
much to the distress of his wife, he resolved
Til make money and have you with me in
less than a year, Bridget,'' he said as they stood
on the wharf.
"God grant it." was the tearful reply of the
yonng woman as she held up her little 2-year-old
boy to be kissed.
from that moment until this Bridget has not
seen her husband. W hen she returned home
she found a strange man driving off the cows,
and then learned for the first time that her
husband had secretly sold them, leaving her
home desolate as well as her heart. The year
passed, but no word came from the missing
man to the wife so anxiously waiting for tho
means to join him in the new world. Another
year closed and still no sign nor scrip from the
absent one. In the third jear there came a
letter, written In tho almost illegible hand of
her husband. The emotion of the lonely wife
and mother nhen this letter came was great
She was not then forsaken or forgotten. The
husband of her heart was not the worthless
fellow hie enemies had represented him to be
A CKUEL DISAPPOINTMENT.
She could not read it, for the children of the
peasantry in those days had small chance for
education. There was no money in the letter.
That night Granny Keogh and all the aunts
and cousins were invited to come in and hear
the letter read, for its contents were not to be
made known until all were present. Around
the turf fire the friends gathered, but tho let
ter was a cruel disappointment to all and a
crushing blow to the wife. Slowly and pain
fully the "scholard"' of the village spelled it
out and revealed the heartlessncss of the
writer. It v as a proposition to let him have
the marriage lines and accept a sum of money
in exchange for the precious paper that proved
her to be an honest woman. The letter went
on to state that the writer had prospered and
had thonghts of forming other ties; therefore
if Bridget would mail him their marriage cer
tificate and agree to think of him no more be
would send her several hundred dollars, but
the marriage lines, the proof of their marriage,
must be the price.
Then the wife saw clearly the character of
the man to whom she had confided her life.
She took the letter to the good old priest, who,
after reading the infamous contents, solemnly
adjured her never to pan with the "lines" in
her bosom. A letter scorning the proposition
was sent in reply, and nothing more was heard
of the whilom husband.
TI1E SCEXX SHIFTS.
In the same month that Bridget had been
deserted, she became the mother of another
baby boy. In a year or so Mr. and Mrs. Keogh
decided to tempt fortune in this country, and
tbey came, bringing with them their dacghter,
Mrs. Bridget, and her two children. They set
tled in Providence, R. L, and in all the long
years that have passed since then they have
lived honored and respected as good citizens.
Mr. Keogh followed the calling of mason and
his daughter, the deserted wife, oecame a laun
dress, working night and day to provide for the
children abandoned by their heartless father.
It was a hard struggle bnt the courageous
woman battled bravely and won. Her boys
grew np to youth, acquiring with a good edu
cation habits and tastes that make good men
and good citizens. To-day they are twosplen
Oid specimens of manhood, looking what they
are, honest artisans, intelligent and honorable
A few months ago there visited Providence
on a visit the Rev. Father O'Donoghue. a
priest of the Pittsburg diocese, whose cure is
at Greenville, Mercer county. He made tho
acquaintance of the young men, and being
Btrnck with their fine appearance and remarka
ble intelligence he inquired about them.
Learning somewhat of their history he remem
bered meeting a man of comfortable circum
stances in Pittsburg who bore the same came
and to whom the brothers bore a strong resem
blance. He made known his suspicions and
promised on his return to look up the Pitts
burger. He did so and was confident that the
man was the same who married Bridget Keogh
in the village of Collooney 28 years ago. From
his report other inquiries were made by other
persons and word came that he wasamanof
family. The Pittsburg police were communi
cated with at this juncture.
All the abovo information comes from Provi
dence- Messrs. McAleese and Coulson, ot this
city, give the following version of the matter
to a dispatch reporter:
Some three months
acotbe Inspector received a letter fiom a
priest asking if a liveryman answering to cer
tain descriptions as to time of passage from
Ireland was in the city. The priest asked that
A QUIET INVESTIGATION
he made without a disclosure of the cause,
and promised if the man were found to tell
tbem something more, McAleese put the
jnatterin the hands of Detective CouHon, and
be after a time located his man. They then
informed the priest, and be told them the
wanted man had deserted his family 26 years
ago in Ireland.
Subsequently a letter, in fact several of them,
came from the son, James, from Providence,
R. L, stating that be and his brother had sup
ported their mother for many years, and
wanted the old man brought to book. A week
ago or so, since the young man put in appear
ance and McAleese turned him over to Coul
son who introduced the son to the father.
There was a scene. This was very eraphicaliy
described by -the fon, James, to a reporter of
the Providence E'etitnp Telegram when he
returned home, and that paper prints the fol
lowing account of it:
While walking along Market street the detective
espied the form or a fine, handsome man of about
iSramlnff tin tf.KM ff
"Here he comes," said he. "Who?" asked
"The man yon believe to be your father. I will
m-roauce yoa and then retire to 1
AlODET eune the ohlwt of the vnun man'fi
search, and as he ucarcd the well-known detective
"A moment, Mr. Blank," said the officer.
"J.ct me Introduce mv yonng friend, Mr. James
Blank, or Providence, ft. 1."
The half-extended hand was drawn back, and
the rittsbure man with a start and a suppressed
oath stepped back several paces and looked in
tently at the young man before him.
A DEAMATIC INTERVIEW.
The last time those two had met was when that
splendid young fellow was a babe throwing daddy
a kiss -with his chubby little fists.
Haifa minute passed without a word from the
astonished man, and then James spoke:
"You appear surprised, sir."
Yes," stammered the elder man. "It is the
same name as my own."
'Do jour feelings at the sight of me lead you to
believe that we arc related, sir?"
"What should make you think so?" coldly.
"Curiosity, sli; perhaps stronger reasons.
Were you not married in Ireland before you left
"I was forced into a kind of marriage with a
woman from whom I have been divorced, I sup
pose." ".Forced, sir; and what motive was therefor
compelling you to marry the ladv?"
"Oh, the usual way, i:n a man is in trouble
over a woman who wants a name for a child
"Stopl Don't say one word more, sir, about
that woman. She is mv mother: you arc my
father and you are a brutal liar and slanderer!"
"Big words, young man."
"I will back them np with bigger deeds, unless
you retract the slander you have circulated
against mv mother and your lawiul wife. Arc
you a man to assail an honorable woman's name,
and that woman the mother of vour children?"
"Children! There was but one," exclaimed
li earns, off bis guard.
'My brother was born a few days or weeks after
yon basclv deserted my mother."
"Father, t don't come here to appeal on my
own behalf, but my mother's. -For 25 years he
has tolled hard. In season and out of season, to
proi Ide the daily bread which it was your duty to
provide. And now, getting along In years, aged
morcsyfcard work than time, she needs rest for
health's sake. She Is rapidly breaking down and
tome provision should be made for her future.
ou are apparently la good circumstances. Will
you be Just? lftherc is a good spot in your heart,
a bit of generosity or honor left In you, let It
plead with me for my mother."
For a moment there appeared to be a struggle
between the good and the bad nature of the man.
The latter prevailed. Turning around be said
Icily and measuredly: "I have no knowledge of
what you tell me. If your mother has suffered I
am sorry, but I do not see how I am accountable
for it nor do I see what can be expected of me. If
the person you call mother is the same person to
whom 1 was married many years ago. she lias de
serted me In not irvinir to discover mv where
"Vt aslt not vour place to seek her, sir, and
undo your wrong?"
"I wrote a letter to Providence, and never re
ceived any answer."
Then you knew she was there?
I heard so."
"Father, could yon not have come to find out
THEIIt STRIKING EESEMBLANCE.
"You are adopting me as your parent on your
own responsibility, young man."
' 'Mr, you know I am your 6on. Your heart telli
you so, and the likeness we bear to each other is
another proof. Will you assist my mother?"
"Why docs 6he not come to me hersclfl"
"Give me the money to pay her fare and she
shall he here In three aays. Will you not restore
her to her rights?"
"What!" shouted the l'lttsburger, as though
aghast at the thought of introducing Ills Irish-born
viife to his American wife. "Youngman, youare
going too far. There are no rights which I am
keeping from your mother. I have been divorced
from her. 1 obtained proof of her death before 1
applied for the divorce. ' '
"What, bow could you get a divorce from s dead
The man saw he had made another blunder and
hastily ended the interview. "1 am too busy to be
bothered any more. If you have any complaint to
make against me I will accompany you to the
Mayor s office. Perhaps V"U like to prefer a
charge of bigamy against me.'
"You are a scoundrel and I despise you. I
would rather be the son of the meanest man In
Providence than be yours. But you shall do jus
tice to in j mother, if her sons live to mate you do
it. You may have other sons here in this city,
and if you have tbey and the lady you have de
ceived shall know what a rascal you are. lam
going back to my mother, and if she cannot come
here you shall come to her and along with an offi
The next morning, says Inspector McAleese,
the father was down to the office very early
and greatly agitated, but 1 tola him that we
would do nothing against him unless proceed
ings that might tie instituted made it neces
sary. he young man left the city, and has not
since informed tho officers what course he pro
poses to take. He said be hadunderstood that
his father told the officers it was true he had
married in Ireland before he left that country,
but it was a marriage with a person old enough
to be his mother, he being but a boy of 14 and
she a matured woman. Furthermore that the
marriage had been forced upon him.
A FAMILY OF PENSIONERS.
A Woman and Eight Children Want Somo of
Undo Sam's Surplus.
A curions case turned up in the Pension
Office yesterday. There appeared nine pen
sioners who wanted to draw some of Uncle
Sam's surplus. These pensioners were Mrs.
Mary Lynn, of Mapleton Depot, Huntingdon
county, Fa., and her eight children, ranging
from 1 to 16 years of age.
Under the law each child belonging to a
soldier who died from injuries or disease con
tracted during the war is entitled to a pension
of $2 per month, or $21 dollars per year. When
he or she reaches the age of 16 years the pen
sion is cut off. This is in addition to the pen
sion received by the widow of the soldier.
The most curious feature about the case is
that the clerks at the office were bothered for
a long time to determine whatber or not the
youngest child came within the law. Its father,
Henry Lyon, died Julv 10. 18S7, and the last
child was not born until January 6, 1SSS. It was
decidedto allow the child a pension.
The limit of time allowed for the oldest
child's pension expired a few weeks ago and he
will not get any. The youngest child's pension
will not expire until January 21, 1901 Tho
widow gets $12 a month.
ANOTHER COAL ODTLET.
The Bench Creek Road to be Connected With
the B., It. P. in Ihe Spring.
A local railroad man, who returned
yesterday from a trip through Clear
field county, stated that the people
along the line of the Beach Creek
road expect to seethe line extended to some
point on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg
Road, possibly Puuxsutawney. The contracts
for the work have already been let, and opera
tions will be started in'tbe spring.
The Beach Creek road extends from Jersey
Shore to Gaizam. and runs through a magnifi
cent coal field. The Vanderbilts are anxious
to secure the northwestern outlet for their
coal, and connecting the Beach Creek with the
II. R. P., will give tbem a lino through to
Buffalo. There is some talk of pushing the
Beach Creek road from Gsam to Pittsburg,
but the information is not definite.
CRUSHED BY A CAR.
A LIttIo Colored Boy Killed on Federal
Daniel S. Dougherty, a 4-year-old colored
boy, was instantly killed about 5 o'clock last
evening by being run over by short line car
No. 22, on Federal street, Allegheny. The boy
lived at No. 00 Boyle street, and was visiting his
aunt, who lives at No. 72 Federal street. He
was on his way across the street with his
cousin, and ran into a mule attached to the car,
and was knocked down. The driver, Vf. J.
McKissock, put on the brakes, but could not
stop the car m time, and the little one was
crushed to death.
The body was taken home, and Coroner Mc
Dowell will hold an inqnest this morning. The
driver gave himself np to the police authori
ties, and Superintendent Cotton furnished bail
for his appearance at the inquest.
BADLT BUTCHERED UP.
A Colored Man Who Tried to Steal a Bide,
An unknown colored man tried, at 320
yesterday afternoon, to steal a ride on an
east-bound freight coming up the Ft. Wayne
Railway at Neville station. Slipping, he "fell
under the wheels, so tbat one leg was cut off,
as well as tbe foot on the other leg. His arms
were also badly broken up, and he was brougbt
to tbe city hospital, as it was thought he must
His name, as learned last evening, is Charles
Cleneran; be came from Louisville, and both
legs had to be amputated at the west Perm
WHILE TUNG HIS SHOE
John Holmes, Aged 94. Drops Dead of Heart
Disease In Allegheny.
John Holmes, aged 94 years.livingwithhis
son, Elbert Holmes, at 13 Lacock street, Al
legheny, dropped dead of heart disease ye:ter-
aayaxiernoon wnne in tne act or tying bis
;. rne noay win oe taken to-day to Syra
, 17. Y., his former home, for burial.
Dr B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718Pnn
street, Pittsburg, Pa, s&su
ii ilsstt i'lii1s:"ilr atottfei'Yf f iTlf ifciii'
Superintendent of the Ft. Wayne
Held Culpable by a Grand Jury
FOR THAT FEDERAL ST. HORROR.
Peculiar Delays, a Presentment Ignored,
bnt a Xemesi3 at It.
SEE10TJS INDEED, IP HE'S FODHD GDILTI
The fatal accident at the Federal street
crossing of the Ft. "Wayne Railroad
in Allegheny on the evening of November
3, 1887, was revived yesterday by the grand
jury finding a true bill against Superintend
ent A. B. Stair, of the, road, on three
counts of negligence on the part of railroad
employes and a fourth count of involuntary
The case has been iu the courts for over a
year, but through manipulation by some
one only reached the grand jury once, when
it was ignored. Other informations were made,
and in some way were lost By this time the
prosecutors in the case had learned something.
and tho case reached the grand jury room, and
true bills found as stated.
The case will be remembered, though it is
over a year old, as it was one of the most disas
trous accidents that has ever occurred at this
dangerous crossing. An eye witness, who is
interested in the prosecution ot the case, says
something must be done to prevent further
loss of life. "On the night mentioned," said
the gentleman, "a west-bound train passed
over the crossing on the east-bound track,
which is a vervMrausual thing, and the safety
gates were raised. The driver of a Manchester
street car started his horses and was on tho track
when he noticed another westbound freight on
the proper track coming along at the rate of
eight or ten miles an hour. He whipped up
the horses, but the train struck the rear plat
form and Miss Harriet Weyman and Mr. J. M.
Cnlp were crushed to death. I havo been
watching this case very closely and some very
convincing points were brought out by the
prosecution. The railroad company has great
power in the court and has manipulated the
case in a very shrewd but crooked manner.
When the case was before the grand jury be
fore they had their men there and the bill
was, ot course, ignored. Sometimes when
they cannot nx the grand jury the bill is very
mysteriously missing. This time, owing to the
absence of a county official and the fact that
the prosecutor and attorneys had learned a
trick or two, they had the bill brought up and
a nroner decision civen.
"When the case comes up for trial the prose
cution will be able to show that no bell was
rnng or no signal given when the train ap
proached the crossing, according to orders
from Superintendent Starr. I have talked to
many prominent railroad officials from all
over the country, and when I told them
that such an order bad been issued
by Superintendent Starr, they would not be
lieve me. The attorneys for the prosecution,
however, have this order signed by Mr. Starr
in their possession. I believe that the Federal
street crossing is the most dangerous in the
two cities, and extra precautions should be
taken by trainmen in passing over this
thoroughfare. The railroad company has some
verv able attorneys, but I believe a conviction
caabehadlntbis case. Tho penalty is one'
year's imprisonmr ntand S3, 000 fine."
TO OLD SOLDIERS.
Private Dnlzell Tells How the Per Diem
Pension Can be Gotten.
Private Dalzell still reiterates his claim
that old soldiers, by applying to the proper
authorities at "Washington, can receive the
per diem and mileage pension which, he
states, was given him last year. On the
strength of his assertion 40,000 soldiers have
already applied, but the answer in every case
has been that no such law exists.
There must be some mistake somewhere, or
else the Oovemment made an exception with
Private Dalzell, and gave him a pension which
it docs not offer to others. It is possible that
the pension officials are not aware of the ex
istence of tho law. Here is the Private's
latest on the matter, addressed to this paper:
Since you kindly published my '.4, COS. 000 article
addressed to soldiers, inquiries unnumbered have
poured in upon mo night and day from every
quarter, asking how In the world they are to get
at the J14. 000,000. My hands arc full with trying
to answer a tithe of these letters, and f find it a
hopeless task. I am overwhelmed. I beg you,
therefore, once for all, to publish this wholesale
answer to all these questioners, and at once do
them and mo a great favor.
Any soldier who can write a bit, however poor
lv, can apply for this money without the expense
o'f a lawyer. It need not cost him a cent. But how?
Kead the following carefully, and you will know
the whole process as well as any lawyer In Pitts
burg. Those having claims for 28 cents a day
while in rebel hells, or on furlough, must write to
the Commissary ot Subsistence, United States
Army, Washlucton, D. C, lor blanks and Instruc
tions. On receipt of the blanks, execute them
carefully, iud return them to the same office. That
Is all there is of that. Your check will come in
Any who served on detached service on the order
of any general officer or Quartermaster, from Oc
tober 8, 1852, to April 1, 1863, only, can get their 25
cents per d&y by addressing a plain letter to the
Quartermaster General, at Washington City. Is
that not easy and plain enough?
Such as never were paid their transportation
home from place of discharge, can obtain the pay
tnereior at tne rate qiacems a raueDy writing
to the Second Auditor, Washington. There li no
in vs tery about it, except What cormorant and
thieving claim agents have invested It with, and
it Is to knock the stuffing out of the said mystery
of pettifocpery and save my poor comrades from
being fleeced again, that Isendout all these squibs
and warnings: and this Is my Kew Year's gift to
them, inny Sltuuo.uw. tvno inaae a larger or
better present this New year's to the pure and
best or unrisrs poor?
CITIZENS HATE NOTHING TO SAT,
Allegheny Councils Will Decide to Enter tho
The citizens of Allegheny have different
opinions on the new classification of their
city, and many are in favor of remaining in
the third class. As yet no move has been made
to caH public meetings and protest against the
probable action of Councils on Tuesday night.
A majority of Councilmen were spoken to, or
their opinion obtained, last night and tbe vote,
it can almost positively bo stated, will bo in
favor of going into the second class. This will
be done, several Councilmen stated, no matter
how many public meetings are held.
Colonel V. A. Stone is one of tbe most
prominent citizens who objects to go into the
second class on account of an increase in ex
penses. Mayor Pearson said: "I am in favor of enter
ing tbe second class, because I think it would
be for the best interests of the people. It will
curtail my power, and if we remain where we
are my power will be increased. Notwithstand
ing this 1 am willing to see the city take a step
forward instead of a step backward."
A BRATE ALLEGHENY WOMAN
Captures a Daring Bnrglar, but is Quito Un
able to Hold Him.
About 8 o'clock last evening a burglar en
tered the residence of J.W.vlIorrow, No. 110
Bebecca street, Allegheny, but was de
tected before be secured any booty. He en
tered the building from the rear, on Shields
street, by climbing onto the roof of the kitchen
and passing through the second story window.
Mrs. Morrow heard a noise in the room, and,
upon running up stairs, discovered tbe man
trying to escape. Instead of fainting, the lady
attempted to capture the burglar, and seized
bim by tbe foot as be was climbing through tbe
window and screamed for help, but the man
was too strong for her, and succeeded in get
AN INCREASE OP 11,000.
Directors Appropriate $361,000 to Pay
The sub-committee on teachers' salaries
yesterday appropriated $361,000 for the next
fiscal year, an increase of $11,000 over last
The Oakland School Board re-elected Wm.
Holmes; the MtAlban Board elected T. N.
Frosh;the Moorhead Board returned Sheriff
McCandless yesterday to represent them in the
Secretary Davidson's Wife Dying.
Tho wife of Samuel Davidson, Secretary of
the Humane Society, was in a dying condition
yesterday. She is about 70 years of age, and
has been suffering for several weeks from
typhoid fever. Owing to her old and enfeebled
condition, it is not likely she can recover.- She
is the mother of Samuel Davidson, Jr., of tbe
Tbe Washington Monument Fair.
There were 621 admissions to tbe Washington
Monument Fair of the American Mechanics in
the Coliseum last evening. The fair will be
oDen inis aicernoon ana scnooi cniirirpn win im
A CENSUS OF ALLEGHENY
To be Taken In a Week, at a Coat of Only
$1,000, to Get Into the Second- qiass
With Regularity and Dispatch.
The Allegheny Finance Committee held
a special session last evening and unani
mously approved an ordinance ordering a
municipal census to be taken. The expense
of securing this information was not men
tioned in the ordinance, and this caused
tome discussion in the committee. ,
It was thought that- the census could be
taken in three days, as the only information
needed is the number of human beings living
in tho city, without regard to age, color, sex,
nationality, etc., as in taking the United States
census. It is proposed to place the matter in
tne nanas oi a superintendent, wuo win em
ploy one or two competent men in each of the
70 election districts. Some districts can be
easily covered in three days, but In large dis
tricts two men will be employed. The en
tire expense, it was estimated, will not exceed
8700, but in order to cover all expenses the
limit was placed at SLOOO. The ordinance will
come up in Councils at the special session on
Tuesday evening, and the members believe it
will be railroaded through, and work on the
census commenced on Thursday.
The only other business transacted was the
approval of a bill of $95 for the expenses of tho
Municipal Convention committee at Harris
burg, and a bill of $87 to defray Allegheny's
share of the expense of the convention, print
ing the bill, etc. Mr. Lare thought that as
Allegheny had to pay for printing this bill that
the Councilmen should have been furnished
with copies. It was decided to make a request
for a number of copies of the bill.
APPLYING FOR LICENSES.
But Few Saloon Keepers Movo Yet Seek
ing Petition (signer. ,
Only a few applications for liquor li
censes have yet been filed in the office of
Clerk of Courts. The business will not begin
regularly until next month. Even then the
majority of applications will be held back until
the last two days.
A saloon keeper in one ward will delay mov
ing until he sees what kind of petitions tho
other liquor dealers in his ward submit. Every
effort is being made by thoss saloon keepers
who are applying for a renewal of their license
to have exactly the same signers on their ap
plications and the same sureties on their bonds.
Tbey are extremely particular about this, and
one reason why so few applications have been
Hied is that considerable time is being spent by
the applicants in looking up and getting the
old signers to again put their names to the
The saloon keepers have become cute. In
stead of applying to lawyers for help they
are making careful copies of their papers of
last year, and aro acting as their own attor-
There are numerous instances thronzhont
me cuy wnero a saioon in a neignoornooa
which has been well needed ont by the Judges
has dono less business since the high license
law went into effect than before, when the
number of saloons was much greater. This is
a curious and apparently inexplicable law. In
the central and business sections of the city
nearly all of the saloons which are licensed
have been doing a better business than ever
before, and many of them have increased their
trade 100 and 500 per cent, but from reports this
has not been the experience of saloons in other
parts of the city.
Important Work of the Board During the
Year Just Ended.
The annual meeting of the Allegheny
Poor Board was held last night, and the
reports of the officers for the year were read.
Superintendent Holshouse's report showed:
There were 261 Inmates in the home on Decem
ber 31, 18S7, 161 admitted during the year, 5 born;
total, 427. There were 37 deaths and IK were dis
charged, leaving 262 in the home on December 31,
1SSS. In the insane department there were 44
males and SO females on December 31, 1SS7. During
the year 15 males and IS females were admitted,
making a total of 59 males and 63 females. During
the year there died, were discharged or transferred
13 males and 12 females, leaving in the department
December 31, 18S3, 46 males and S3 females.
The total valuation of stock, furniture, ma
chlncry,etc,at the home is p.,KH 79. The product
of the larm last 5 ear is valued at (o, 258.
ins reports oi me aistrict pnvsicians were
also received. Dr. Robertson, of the Eastern
district, reported 1,074 professional visits and
777 office consultations. Also 4 births and IK
" J)r. Crombie. of the Western district re-
ported 996 professional visits and Hi office con
sultations; also 12 deaths.
Dr. Mcllroy, physician at large, reported 915
visits, 250 consultations, 3 births and 4 deaths.
A meeting of the board will be held Thurs
day evening to discuss tho charter question
with their solicitor, D. M. Alston.
THE EDSBAND PROTECTED.
A Novel Question Which ii Just Now In
A young attorney on Diamond street is
perplexed. Among the new laws enacted
within the past few years is one which per
mits married women to carry on business in
their own right and name, just as though
she wero single and responsible to herself
alone. A certain married woman has been
doing this. Her husband recently interlcred,
sold some of her goods and pocketed tbe pro
ceeds. She went to the rising yonng attorney
and wanted to sue her hubby for larceny.
"Can a husband be convicted of larceny after
stealing from his wife?" is the question that
has haunted the thoughtful disciple of Black
stone ever since. He dreams about it at night,
and asks everybody he meets during tho day
time. The filing of the papers is delayed until
this query is answered.
Lawyers interviewed by him hold various
views. Some say the husband was a thief and
could be so proven. Obers feel positive that
such a suit would never hold water. Among
the latter class is William M. Stevenson, Esq.
He says the law referred to is only an enabling
act, and does not change the old common law.
Under the common law such a charge would
not be recognized, and, of course, it could
hardly be sustained by the new enactment.
MR. TAILOR CENSURED.
He is Accused by Secretory Rclsfar
The High School Committee met in the
Central Board rooms last night. Principal
Woods reported an average attendance of 616
pupils for December.
The committee appropriated $5,800 for the
use of tbe High School to provide for fuel, re
pairs, stationery, etc., and $1,860 for the Normal
On motion of Major Hartzell, Principal Tay.
lor, of the South School, was censured for
tampering, as alleged, with the records of the
late examination, and a copy was ordered to be
sent to the local board. Principal Taylor was
accused of marklnc out the name of tlm sohnol
and inserting the words "private pupils" in
three certificates. 507, 611 and 530. The name of
the school was ordered to be replaced, and tbe
pupils will have to submit to another examina
tion. AFTER RICH MINERALS.
Americans Purchase a Large Grant of Land
A party of New York, Pittsburg and
Washington capitalists have purchased be
tween 50,000 and 60,000 acres of land from
tho Brazilian Government The price paid
was, of is to be, $2,000,000. The object is to
open up valuable diamond and gold fields on
tbe Amazon river.
The company will send an cxploringparty to
the land. This party will include expert miners,
sappers and scientists.
Pcusion Agent Barclay is a member of the
BECAUSE LIMPX CONFESSED
He and Three Other Toughs Were Locked
Up as Sneak Thieves.
William Cunningham, Erank Knoland,
William Boyle and Martin, better known
as "Limpy," JIcMahon, lads about 14 years
of age, were arrested yesterday and locked up
on "Limpy's" confession that they had stolen
a lot of spoons, pocketbooks, pipes, Bibles and
other trinkets from the store of D. P, Collins
on Federal street, Allegheny, yesterday morn
ing, when Collins was not looking. Cunning
ham bad tried to sell some of the pipes to a
Sixth street saloonist.
OO" to be Superintendent of Supplies.
Fred W. Edwards, of the County Treasurer's
office, has been appointed Superintendent of
Supplies at Harrisburg, and will leave the be
ginning of tbe week to enter upon the duties
connected with his office.
No Rond to bo Built.
A few civil engineers surveying a side track
for a dairy at Sewlckley led to the rumor that
a road was to be built around Allegheny from
The report is denied by Pennsylvania officials.
ONE MORE ELDORADO.
The Natural Gas at Coraopolis Said
to Be Most Permanent;
INVITING MANY MILLS TO BUILD
And Sun Porever on a Low Pressure That
-Teed Never Give Out.
WILL IT BE ANOTHER M'KEESPORT CITI?
Some people who have hitherto sat in
great darkness, so far as their material in
terests were concerned, have at last seen a
great light, and it is astonishing what a
stimulating effect the Councilmanic fiat,
"Let there be light" natural gas light
has had on people who have known for
years that they had under their broad acres
more thanthe wealth of Ormus and the Ind,
but hadn't the nerve to expend a few of their
rusty dollars in its development.
The territory between Moon run and Lashell
station is in the center of tho best gas field in
Pennsylvania; but, had it not been for two or
three determined Councilmen the fact might
not have been appreciated by the citizens of
Coraopolis for years to come. The gas
sand is not a great distance below
the surface. The wells are not large, but ex
perts have examined them, and some of the
heaviest gas operators in the country state that
the rock pressure is very great, and that if the
territory Is properly bandied tho supply is
Mr. A. W. McDonald Is giving advice, which,
if followed, will make the village another Mc
Keesport or Braddock. He advises tho owners
of the territory not to allow Tom, Dick and
Harry to punch the ground f nil of holes and
sell the gas where they can, as under
THAT -WASTEFUL METHOD
good territories have been ruined, but to
have It developed as fast as needed by factories
to be built there. There are fuel and grounds
adapted to building purposes sufficient to sup
ply manufacturing plants equal to those of all
Pittsburg if monopoly's paw is kept off, and it
is expected that if another plate glass factory
is organized it will locate there, and in a fow
years an tne grouna win oo duui up Between
Chartlcrs and Stoop's Ferry.
Tho magic wand that enlightened rauchold
f ogyism was the lighting of the gas a few nights
since by Howard Burns. Since then people
who have -all their lives, until recently, feasted
their eyes on Pittsburg's pillar of cloud (smoke)
by day and its pillar of fire by night, as the
glare of its thousands of forges illumined tho
skies, but who, like the Egyptians, found it
cloud and darkness to them, dwarfing all hopes
of ever getting out of the wilderness (tne
cloud was never taken up from the tabernacle!,
talk gas by day and dream of it by night, and
some who have stood in tbe way of progress all
their lives, now begin to think
ABOUT WOOING ENTEBPBIRE
instead of rotting while awaiting for time to
woo them. It is true some are grumbling about
the price asked, but it is as cheap as coal and
infinitely cleaner and less troublesome. A
plumber has established himself in the bor
ough and several more are looking around for
locations, so that it is not a remote possibility'
that the village may sometime own the Kohl
noor, or Star of the South, or the Kassuck, or
the Orloff, or some other famous .stone. It
seems that only by testing it do people learn
that great is gas.
It is more on account of Its fuel and its nat
ural advantages that this section has advanced
with unwonted stride the past four years than
to its enterprise, and there are thousands of
comparatively insignificant cities in the West,
insignificant as to size, that are reaching for
Pittsburg trade, and since tbey too possess nat
ural gas and have Lima oil to fall back upon,
are nearer the markets of the Northwest it
will not do for Pittsburg to rely too much on
its natural advantages, and it is to the interest
of the general public that this fuel should be
taken care of jealously, and not wasted by those
who wish to realize fortunes in a year without
care for the future.
Had we not discovered that we could keep
bouse with natural gas, in a few years from
now, under onr wasteful methods of mining
coal and making coke, we should have had
coai selling at nigner rates nere tnanm Cincin
nati, and with fair prospects of ber again be
coming the "Queen City of the West," as to
manufactures, as she once was as to hogs and
whisky and the scepter would have slipped
from Pittsburg's grasp, as It' has already done
in nail making.
LIKE AMERICA IN ONE WAT.
Tho Mother-In-Lnw Is the Chief Personage
in the Homes of India.
Miss Emma D. Anderson and Br. Sophie
E. Johnson, of India, entertained an au
dience in the First TJ. P. Church, Seventh
avenue, last evening. Their talk and represen
tations were of the manner and customs of tho
Mis3 Anderson gave a representation of a
Mohammedan at prayer. Descriptions of a
wedding and a funeral were also given.
Dr. Johnson described the store of an Indian
merchant, saying that American merchants
can give them pointers on the way of
displaying their goods. Dr. Johnson
said the shopkeeper at his home rose at 5
o'clock; the women two bouts earlier. The
?iuarters of the former were much more com
ortanle than those of the latter. The men go
to their stores without eating, while the women
prepare the morning meal, which is served at
11 o'clock. The speaker made the assertion
that the mother-in-law is usually the most im
portant personage in the borne, so that India
rercmbles America in one respect.
Before the meals tbe worship of tbe house
hold gods takes place, the worshiper, himself,
answering the questions which be asks of the
gods. The afternoon Is spent in the cares of
the household and shop. The evening is the
idle time cf the day. Supper is served about
10 o'clock. .Some of the trials of the mission
ary wero depicted.
SLY PAPER BAG MEN.
Tbey Hold n Secret Sleeting, and Advance
tbe Price of Paper Bags.
The Paper Bag Trust held one of its peri
odical and mysterious meetings at the JIo
nongahela House yesterday morning. The
affair was kept very quiet, but it leaked out
last night. J. Lioberman, Atlanta; A Haver
stick, Philadelphia; C. O, Stearnes, Boston, and
T. R, Froendlc, Chicago, were present These
gentlemen aro the largest paper bag manufac
turers in the country, and practically control
They have been quietly squeezing tbe lesser
men in the business for some time, and yester
day the details of the organization were fln-
Owing to the failure of the jute crop the price
of paper has been going up for some time. The
prico of bags advanced from 5 to 6 cents per
pound within tho past few months, and yester
day the trust pushed it up another peg. From
what could be gathered they made the price
nearer 7 than 6 cents per pound.
ON THE TEMPERANCE CAMPAIGN.
The Ministerial Alliance to Posh the Amal
gamation to a Head.
The Evangelical Ministerial Association
of Pittsburg, Allegheny and vicinity will
meet in the Y. M. C. A. Chapel on Monday
at 2 o'clock. Bev. W. H. McMillan, D. D., will
read a paper on "Woman's Work." Action
will also bo. taken on the recommendation of
ino L.ommi.iee on me Temperance Campaign.
All members are urged to be present
A BEEE FIEE.
Brnenlngs 6s Sons' Warehouse Damaged to
tho Extent of $300.
At 1130 o'clock last' night a fire broke
out in J. Bruenings & Sons' beer ware
bouse, corner Second avenne and Try streets.
It was caused by tbe woodwork in the icehonse
catching fire from a gas stove. Loss about 1300.
Two Small Allegheny Fires.
Sparks set fire to the roof of James Hall's
mush factory, at the corner ef Sedgwick street
and Grant alley, Allegheny, about i o'clock
yesterday afternoon. An alarm was turned in
from box 16, and the blaze was extinguished
with a loss of $50. About 8 o'clock an alarm
was sounded from 'box 131, causea by a slight
fire in tho cupboard of a house on Modoc
Escaped From pis Keepers.
James Graham, an inmate of the Mercy Hos
pital, escaped last evening and made his way to
No. 3 engine house, where he was captured.
He was clad only" in trousers, undershirt and
stockings. He Jias not fully recovered. On
last Saturday he attempted to hang himself is
A BIG LUMBER ETIKG.
Some Iiar;e Manufacturing Concerns to be
An important convention of the Union
Association of Lumber Dealers will be held
in Colnmbus on the 22d inst. This organi
zation has a membership of over 600
Pennsylvania, New York, "West Virginia,
Ohio and Indiana. Of this number 60 are
residents of this vicinity, and all have sig
nified their intention of attending the meet
ing, as their trade here has been injured dur
ing the past year by manufacturers breaking
The members of this association buy their
lumber from the producers, and, carry largo
stocks, on which tbey pay taxes, and sell to
contractors. There are a number of what are
termed "scalpers" in this city, who buy from
producers-and sell to contractors, bnt carry no
stocK. At the last session of the association it
was decided to purchase no lumber from manu
facturers who sold to "scalpers" or contractors,
and an agreement to that effect was made. Two
large concerns have violated the agreement,
and were promptly put on the black list. Other
manufacturing concerns will likely be black
listed at this session.
Pittsburg interests are well represented In
the association, having two members on the
Board of Directors, George Watters and
William Wigman. This time they will make
an effort to secure the Presidency, and have
named A L. Sheafer, President of the South
Pittsburg Planing Mill Company, for that im
After tbe business of the convention is trans
acted, the members will accept an invitation
from the Hocking Valley Bailroad Company to
an excursion through the lumber regions of
THB DDTY ON FLINT GLASS.
Manufacturers and Workers Do Not Want
"W. J. Smith, President of the American
Flint Glass Workers' Union, left yesterday
for Washington, where he will represent
that organization before the Senate Tariff
Committee. Several Pittsburg manufac
turers will also be present and protest
against the duty mentioned in the bill on flint
glass. The bill changes the dntyfromanad
valorem to specific, which id equivalent to a
big redaction, sufficient to allow .he importa
tion of certain goods tbat are made here.
The glass manufacturers and the workers are
perfectly satisfied with the tariff on flint glass
as It now stands, and are unwilling to have it
BAILEY TALES ABOUT BARRT.
Ho Saya tho New Order ia Gaining Strength
W. H. Bailey, the ex-anti-administration
member of the General Executive Board of
the Knights of Labor passed through the
city yesterday. He was Barry's supporter
during the latters trouble with Powderly
and was not re-elected a member of tbe board
although he Is still a member of tbe order. Mr.
Bailey is a leading member of N.T. A 135, com
posed of coal miners.
Mr. Bailey was only in tbe city a few minutes.
He said he was sorry be could not remain here
and attend Barry's meeting. The new order.ho
thought, was gaining strength every day.
A NEW SYSTEM
Adopted at Carnegie's New Wire Mill at
The employes of Carnegie, Phipps & Co.'s
wire mill, formerly the Hartman Steel Com
pany, at Beaver Falls, have been notified
that a brief shutdown will be made in
order to change tbe machinery. As soon as the
proposed changes are made a new system will
be adopted by the company which will reduce
the force very considerably.
All the employes who do not wish to work
under the new system have been notified that
tbey will be paid off in full by applying at the
office. The workmen claim tbat the change
will result in a reduction of wages, but this is
denied by tbe firm, who say the men will make
as much as before.
OPERATORS WILL NOT REPLY.
Coke Producers Utterly Ignoro the Letter
From tho Wage Workers.
The coke operators have not made any
Jeply to the letter from the workers, pub
lished in this paper yesterday, asking for a
conference. Some operators seem to favor
ignoring the letter entirely until the price of
coke is advanced.
Tho present wages will, therefore, continue
until February at least unless the workers'
committee orders a snutaown.
TEMPERANCE YOUNG WOMEN.
Proceedings of Their Convention at tho
North Avenue Cbnrcb.
Sirs. W. B. Ehodes presided at the con
vention of the Young Woman's Christian
Temperance Union of Allegheny County at
the North Avenue M. E. Church in Alle
gheny yesterday. Mrs. Watson, of the old
er organization, urged tbe young ladies to pre
sent petitions to the Legislature, asking for the
passage of the prohibitory amendment Mrs.
E. D. C. Main urged work among tbe railroad
men and wanted Bibles and temperance tracts
placed in the caboose cars of all freight trains.
Mrs. Dr. Swift spoke on "Social Purity." and
urged tbat tbe young ladies instruct the chil
dren under their care how to vote for the pro
In the evening Mrs. Bhodes reviewed the
work of the past two years. Miss Etta S. Bea
come denounced tho use of tobacco in any
form, and said 20,000 people die every year from
its evil effects.
THE JEANNETTE GAS COMPANY.
A New $23,000 Corporation to Heat the
Growing Little City.
TheJeanctte Gas Company, capital 25,000,
was chartered yesterday, to produce natural
gas In Salem, Penn and Hempfleld townships,
Westmoreland county. The stockholders are
John M. Kennedy. William S. Jones and James
A. Chambers, of Pittsburg; H. Sellers McKee,
of Allegheny, and Horace Magee and Richard
Mcly, of Philadelphia.
HORSE SHOES EECOTERED.
One Class of Goods That Gets Badly Dam
aged Under tbe Water.
Divers are still at work on the sunken
Fashion in the Ohio river. Yesterday tbey
fished out a number of horseshoes, con
signed to Shoenberger & Co. The shoes were
brought to this city on the Scotia, but are
damaged so much that they will have to be
Insnne and Free for a Time.
John O'Malley, an inmate of tho insane de
partment of the City Farm, escaped yesterday
afternoon and came to the cltv. He was ar
rested on the corner of Seventh and Carson
streets last evening. He will be sent back to
the City Farm to day.
To Improve the Coads.
Tbe Allegheny Council Committee on Roads
met last night and decided to ask Councils for
an appropriation of $16,000 for ::t jear to im
prove the rural tnoroughfares. The Fire De
partment Committee also met but transacted
nothing but routine business.
A Fatal Trip.
George Jones, a Panhandle brakeman, was
killed at Temperanceville yesterday morning
by being struck by a train. The remains were
removedtohishomein Midway. The Coroner
will hold an inquest to-day.
A Horse Hilled.
A runaway horse belonging to Henry 'Eibs,
a grocer in Allentown, collided with a team
owned by William Miller vesterday, killinc one
of the horses instantly.
was valued at 150
In ladies', gents' and children's scarlet,
merino, camel's hair and natural wool nn
derwear( to'closo balance of stock before our
annual inventory. H. J. Ltkch's,
wssu ' 438 and 440 Market street
The Queen of Flours
Is a new brand, "Rosalia," manufactured by
Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and
Allegheny Valley Bailroad. Try it and be
convinced that it is a flour of most excellent
No buffet should
be without a bottle of
the South American
HEW BELLEVUE ELECTRIC CO.
A Pleasant Taller Man Heada a Corpora
tlon to Co Forward.
"Will the electric road to Bellevue be
built?" is a question daily asked by the
residents of that borough. Mr. J. H. Mc
Creery, the original projector, says: "I
don't think anything else but that it will be
Yesterday a representative of The Dis
patch learned that the option on the
Beaver road held by the original company
bad run out, and that anew company Is being
organized to purchase the stock and build the
electric road, with a Mr. Kosebnrg at the head.
He is a man of good ability, and one who con
trols a largo amount of stock in tho Pleasant
Valley Bailroad Company.
The price asked for the stock of the Beaver
road is $90 per share, there being something
over GOO shares.
It has been stated tbat Mr. Westinchouse
would furnish the rolling stock and dvnamos
for a controlling interest, but nothing definite
about that is yet known. At all events, it now
looks as if the new company would relieve the
original proprietors ana nulla tne roaa.
residents wast it and need it badly.
WHICH IS THE QUICKEST?
The Probability of Races on tho Two Cable
The indications point to lively competi
tion for East End traffic, when the Citizens'
Traction Bailway gets under full headway.
At present each of the ten East End cars
makes the trip between Frankstown avenue and
Sixth street In it) minutes. Twenty-five min
utes of this time is consumed west of the
"forks of the road," where the cars must go
slow enough to travel between S5 horse-cars
from Lawrenceville. The other 15 minutes is
required east of the "forks," where the cable
runs faster. When the Lawrenceville horse
cars are withdrawn all the cables will be put
on fast time and the trip to the East End re
duced to 30 minutes.
The Fifth avenue cable cars now make tbe
trip in 40 minntes. occasionally when traffic is
light reducing this to 35 minutes.
Tbe terminus of both lines being close to
gether, both in town and in the East End, the
companies will compete for the same business
lying in the heart of East Liberty.
THB SQUIRREL HILL ROAD.
A Few of the Directors Sleet and Talk
Over the Project.
A meeting of the directors of the Squirrel
Hill Bailroad Company was to have been
held yesterday afternoon in the office of
Major Howard Morton, in the Lewis block,
but a quorum was not present. This company
have had a charter for over a year for a road to
run from Oakland to Murray street and around
Irwin Hill and the Homewood Cemetery back
to Murray street. This will open up some val
uable property on Squirrel Hill, which is
almost Inaccessible at present. It is proposed
to use electricity as tne motive power, ana tne
tsentiey-Knignt system, witn overneau wires,
will likely be adopted.
The ordinance granting the company the
right of way will come up In Councils on Mon
day, and the object of the meeting yesterday
was to arrange for the laying of ropes to shove
the measure through. It is believed that all
objections to the building of the road have
been removed and that the ordinance will be
To Let for Business Purposes.
Parties who require a power service in
their business and who can see advantages
in being in the most central situation in the
city, should call and examine the rooms of
all sizes now ready for occupants in the new
Dispatch building, 75, 77 and 79 Diamond
Besides being ready of access to custom
ers, tenants are supplied with every facility
for the rapid' and successful transaction of
Elevator service, both passenger and
freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat
ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen
did light and ventilation of the rooms are
among the attractive features.
Econonomy, as well as other great ad
vantages, in renting here. Apply at DIS
PATCH, new building, Diamond street.
Still At Ir.
The great auction sale of dry-goods at M.
Fire's is still continned from day to day.
What at first seemed doubtful to some of
our readers is now a positive, settled fact,
and Mr. Fire has resolved on closing ont
his entire, and very large stock at auction,
and if yon want to get your drygoods at
about half their original cost, don't delay,
and supply your wants at M. Fire's, No. 102
Federal st., Allegheny.
CUT THIS OUT.
Eight Dollar Teeth.
DO NOT BE HUMBUGGED.
Dr. Chas. S. Scott, 624 Penn ave., will du
plicate any eight dollar set made in the city
Sahitabitjm and Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall.
3. D., Green Spring, O.
A New Tear.
Housekeepers, turn over a new leaf and
use the best flour in the market Rosalia
manufactured exclusively by Whitmyre &
Co.. Thirtv-eiphth street and AlWh-xiT
' lUnlest Males!
A large lot of extra good mules for sale at
Eed Lion stable. Scogoan Bros.,
All Winter Goods to be Converted
Into Money. Prices Made to
Plushes, Striped, Brocade and Shaded
Velvets, Short and long lengths
from Holiday Sales.
FANCY BLACKDRESS GOODS,
Fancy Pattern Costumes, Novelty Com
bination and Dress Lengths.
Yard and a half wide Cloths, 50c 65c
and SOc; yard wide Novelty Suitings,
35c; double-width Cloths at 23c;
Wool-faced Dress Goods atlJJc, are
a few of the many bargains for early
52 50 for a Plain Newmarket, with
Cape; $5 for a Fancy Newmarket;
110 for a variety of styles in Plain,
Braided or Cape Sleeve Newmarket
at a uniform price. $20 to $30 can be
saved on Pattern Garments, only
one of a kind, to to SIS on Plush
Garments.' Seal Garments of the
best class at special prices.
Heard, BIBiiFs Eostnn.
805 AND 507 MARKET STREET.
ENGLISH POTTED MEATS
vVfld boars' head. Irish sausage, Glen cairn
camp pie. potted game, pate diable, etc. Fresh
JNO. A RENSHAW & CO..
no37-wa Liberty and Ninth at.
JOURNALIST AND REPORTER.
Assessors Who Think the Former a Cheaper
Calling Than thw Latter.
Delinquent Tax Collector Ford. tells soma
stories regarding the vagaries of assessments
that equal any found in other departments
of this kind. For instance, where men are
assessed in two or more places the judgment of
the various Assessors is an interesting study In
social science. Mr. Ford states that a news
paper man was caught in two districts. In tho
one his calling was given as a 'journalist." Ia
the other he was rated as a "reporter," and his
occupation put 81,000 higher than he was rated
as a "journalist."
It would seem that the first Assessor was
either a man of keen penetration or else did
not know the nature of the man's business.
Three brothers lived in the Eleventh ward,
and moved into the Thirteenth, and were as
sessed each twice in each ward. When 13
notices rained aown upon them, they were as
tounded and thought they had best come to
the delinquent office at once. So one of them
bore down on Mr. Ford and began piling down
postal cards as though dealing out a band of
whist It was explained, but when the- three
sets of assessments came to be compared it was
found that no two of tbem agreed in fixing the
value ot the occupations, though they wero
not ont of the ordinary callings pursued in this
A CLEYER RUSE.
the Dispatch Fonnd a Man for tat)
On Sunday lasta statement was published
in this paper that the arthoritiesof tha
pension office wished the address,of 8. 1.
Baird, of Company F, One Hundred and
Thirty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volun
teers. Mr.- Baird is a resident of Clearfield,
and on the following afternoon the pension
agent beard from him.
Mr. Baird thought his pension had been ln
creased; but he was only wanted to sign a
voucher. Captain Barckley had his address,
but adopted this ruse to bring him to tbe office
in a hurry.
JOB. HDRNE k CD.'H
Penn Ave. Stores.
A GREAT many people must hava
seen tha announcement of our "Janu
ary sale;" the buyers are many and
eager. That SO-cent table filled up
again thousands of yards of these
marked down dress goods sold already.
The fancy velvets are the greatest
bargains ever xnown. Come soon or
you won't see them.
Black dress goods, too, a lot of very
nice goods, at very low prices.
At the silk bargain counter there was
a perfect jam many lookers, yet a
great many buyers just as we told you,
the best silks ever offered for so little
The new stock of ladies' muslin un
derwearas usual the assortment of
new styles Is very large, and the nicest
made goods only, even if at 26c or SOo
each. Extreme, lace trimmed gar
ments as well as plainer styles.
Embroideries all new forthis season.
From 5c a yard up to specially fine
goods. Edges in all widths matched
sets, skirtings, flouncing;, French
bands, all overs hi fact the largest
stock you wilt find is here close prices,
bargain lots, too, in these new goods.
See the dress trimming "mark downs"
braid gimps, galoons, bead ornaments
and galoons at half price now. Also onr
entire stock of finest quality fur trim,
mings at just half last week's prices.
In the cloak room come in the men
tag the bargains are plenty don't
wait, come at once. Children's eloikl
at very low prices.
See tbe woolen and merino under
wearprices down, away down, on 'all
these winter weights; some are shop,
worn a little white and scarlet wool.
Tell your friends about this sals and
do them a favor.
jds. hdrne i cn:s'
Penn Ave. Stores.
T7RENCH CRYSTAUZED FRUITS- '3$
X Apricots, pears, cherries, flgs, prunes,' ginJX
ger and assorted frnlts, in fancy cartons and by "
the pound, for sale by i
JNO. A. RENSHAW & CO. - ,-
deU-W Corner Liberty and Ninth stic.-