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THE " PITTSBUKG 4 DISPATCH, ' PEJDAT, PEBRUAET 8, 1889."
P IIP SHOOTERS
rSome Excellent Sport in the
Cold on Spinel Hill.
5Tommy Hogan Wants lo Fight
Kowan, of Steubenville.
pIKTEEESTIXG BASEBALL GOSSIP.
""lanager Swartwood Returns From Hamil
& ton With Good Sews.
f GENERAL SPORTIXG MWS OF THE DAT
The crowd of spectators and contestants
who vent out to the Squirrel Hill Gun
' Club tournament yesterday had rare sport
despite the cold and biting wind that blew
over the hill. Certainly the weather was
not what could be reasonablv called shoot
ing weather; but the exciting features of
the contests made one almost forget the dis-
r comforts of winter. Shooters were present
from the Irwin, Eeaver FaIls,Scottdale,Greens-
burg and Herron Hill clubs.
The arrangements, that is the preparations,
n Xor the comfort of the spectators, however,
were excellent. The club house was heated,
and was as comfortable as a parlor. Only those,
therefore, who had duty outside suffered from
the cold. An excellent lunch was served, and
It is needless to say that everybody enjoyed it
Altogether the shoot was a great success, and
reflects great credit on the promoters.
DEFEATED THE VISITORS.
It may have been ungencrons, but none of
the visitors were allowed a first prize, except
Mr. Shaner. of the Herron Hill Club, may have
been termed one. The shooting was good, con
sidering the disadvantages of the weather.
Ties were numerous, and lucky, indeed, was
the man who captured a prize of any kind with
out a tie. This feature, however, only added to
the fun of the shoot. The Squirrel Hill Club,
It nay be mentioned, is the only one
in this locality using blinds running clean
across the traps. This renders shooting
more difficult, but enables the trappers to stay
by their traps and thus permits more rapid
shooting than without blinds. This arrange
ment accounts for the large number of targets
thrown during the day. Shooting commenced
at 100 A. it. and was continued until nightfall.
During this time, despite the wind and cold, no
less than 2,0W) targets were thrown, at an aver
age of about six targets per minute.
Air. Henry Bowers officiated as referee, and
the judges were Messrs.. F. F. Davison and
Robert McKnight It may be added that the
visitors were delighted ith the arrangements,
and all of them will with pleasure take part in
future tournaments here. The entrance lee in
each contest was JL Following were the re
sults: "WHO "WOK THE PRIZES.
A sweepstake at ten blue rocks. The winners
Flrst-E fchaner. 10
8econd-A. C Krucger. 9
Thlrd-Q. A. .McCIure, E. Sparr, divide 8
Fourth Alexander King. 7
In the second contest for prizes there were
First-F. F. Davison 10
ccond-Q. A. McUure, Georee Caughran, di
Third-Alexander King, George Snyder, di
Fourth Robert McKulcht 0
rirth-Willlani JlcMichales 5
The third contest, a sweepstake, again
Drought into line 27 entries.
First-F. F. Davison .'. 10
econd A. C. Krueger. 9
Olilrd-Q. A. McCIure, Georse Snyder, divide.. 8
Fourth Alexander King, G. E. 1'alnter, E.
The fourth contest was for prizes, and there
were 31 entries:
First E. Shaner v 10
r-eoond Win. Bonn. G. E. Fainter, divide 9
llilrd Chas. Klclnrdson j
Fourth John -McKnlpIit 7
iiin George tnyaer C
The firth, a sweepstake, found 21 entries,
which resulted as follows:
First E. bhaner 9
becond-Q. A. ilcClure 8
Thlrii-IKT. I.eUs-. 7
Fourth Chas. Richardson ,6
The last contest and an extra event was at
ten blue rocks, also SI entrance, in which there
were 19 entries:
First-Wm. McCrlchart 10
econd George snder 9
Third F. F. Davison 8
The prizes consisted of valuable articles suit
able for shooters and hunters, such as hunting
coats, gun cases, revolvers, cartridges, etc.
WANTS TO BUV SUNOL.
Robert Bonner Xegotintinc for the Famous
New York, February 7. It was reported to
day, on the authority of the San Francisco
newspapers, that Robert Bonner was negotia
ting for the purchase of Sunol, the famous
Palo Alto 2-year-old. The price was given as
Jj0,U00. Mr. Bonner was seen at his home this
evening and said:
"There has been some correspondence be
tween Senator Stanford and myself regarding
Sunol, but we have not leached auy conclusion
jet; consequently I do not care to say anything
more about it now. I will say, however, that
no such price as $50,000 has been mentioned by
Sunol is the filly whose record of 2:18 entitles
her to the record of the fastest 2-year-old ever
bred. She was sired by Electioneer, her dam
was by General Benton, and her grand-dam by
the famous Lexington.
Contracts mid Releases.
tSPECTAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
"Washixgton, February 7. The following
circular was issued from League headquarters
to-day: "Contracts for 1SS9 Henry M. O'Day
and George W. Keefe, with Washington; Law
rence TwitchelL C. W. Sprague and Martin
Duke, Cleveland; W. McQucery, with Syra
cuse; R. L. Lone, with Milwaukee: M. Keegan,
with' Minneapolis; James Cannavan, Omaha,
and Thomas M. C. Andrews. Denver. Re
leased LawTenre Twitchell and Jacob Wells,
liy Detroit; P. R. McShannic, Pittsburg; F. C.
Smith, Des Moines; W. L. Karsmor, Kansas
City; H. Bittman, C. Barston and J. Kappel, by
Buflalo, and J. F. McGuire, by Cleveland."
Barker's Grent Success.
Barker, the international checker player, has
returned from England. His match with Gard
iner fell through, and there was so certainty of
any other Englishman or Scotchman playing
him. His trip, he states, was a successful one.
He thinks that Smith is a great plajer. The
latter will not play Barker again, however, ex
cept he Is coached by Wjlie. Barker now
wants to play the "Herd Laddie " Wylie. He
also is willing to play Mr. J. P. Reed, of this
city, for the championship.
Boston, Mass., Feoruary 7. Jack Havlin
and Johnny Griffin, the game featherweights,
are to Sght 15 rounds for a 00 purse at the
rooms of the Providence Criterion Club, March
6. For several weeks past efforts have been
made to brine these men together. The Cri
terion Clnb offered the purse a week ago, and
Havlin acceptedat once. To-day Tom Higham,
the backer of Griffin, telegraphed the directors
of the club that Griffin would meet Havlin for
that purse and at the time named.
New Orleans Races.
New Orleans, February 7. The weather
was bright and pleasant and the track goo.,
though not fas:, to-day.
riret race, a half mile Hardy won In S3 seconder
Lltile Em second, Jenny -McFarland third.
becond race, four and a half lurlongs-losbua
won In l:ol, Laraont Ferond. Florlne third.
Tnlrd race. f.ve-eishths of a mile Duhme won
In 1:07. Regardless second. Gollglitlv third.
Fourth race, three-quarters of a mile Event
won In 1:20, McMurtry fccond, Henry Hardy third.
The Largest Western Parse.
tSPECIAL IXLECEAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
ST. Louis, February 7. At a meeting of the
Board of Directors of the St. Louis Jockey
Clu b to-Jay S10.O0O was appropriated for a guar
antee purse for 230 tmttcrs, to be trotted for
at the fall meeting in 18S9. That is the largest
j, purse ever offered by a Western association.
Will Fight Rowan.
Tho backers of Tommy Hogan, of this city,
ire willing to match him against Jimmy Row-
an, of Steubenville, to fight to a finish. Last
evening a backer of Hngan said; "I hear that
Ryan wants a go at Hogan for S500. Ilogan
will fight Ilowan with any kind of cloves and
under any rules to a finbh for any stake."
The Grashopper Mean, to Appeal to
Boston, February 7. Jim Whitney says he
will appeal to the brotherhood to sustain him
in his kick against the rating made by Presi
dent Nick Young. "I am ready to sign with
tho Senators when they give m'e what a pitcher
of my standing is worth," said Jim. "I was
surprised when I got back to Washington and
found I was classified. I told Mr Hewitt that
I had been away in Callfornl? and knew
nothing of havingto sign by the loth of Decem
ber, and didn't consider it fair to be treated in
such a shabby manner. He said he had
nothing to do with the matter of signing tho
players, and I must sec Nick Young. That
gentleman assured me that I was on the list at
a certain figure, and he coulJ not change it, I
found there was no use in talking business,
and left for my home in Dorchester, where I
shall lemain. I am a member of the brother
hood, and will see what they can do for me, as
I think this latest more on the part of the
League unjust and a direct slap in tho face of
"I understood while I was in Washington
that Jerry Denny was in class B, and that not a
single one of the Senators was as high as A.
Why, players can do better than this out on
the coast. I have pitched good ball for Wash
ington, considering the backing up I got, and
should get a fair salary."
"Then you feel confident the brotherhood
will take up the case of the dissatisfied
"Why, certainly, that 13 just what the organi
zation is for, and I have a case they must take
care of or acknowledge they have no say in
how the baseball business is run in the
A GOOD OUTLOOK.
Manager Swnrtwood Says Enconrncinc
Words for tho International League.
Ed Swartwood, manager of the Hamilton
Ball Club, returned home yesterday, and has
encouraging new s to report about his club and
the general prospects of the International
League. He stated that so far he has only
signed two men, but that he has made arrange
ments to sign a sufficient number of others to
make a first-class International team. During
a conversation he said:
"I have tno pitchers sure in Vice and Green,
and I want another. I have Pete McShannic
for third base, and H. Lauer, of this city, has
been recommended to me as a good first base
plajer. I may try and make terms with him.
The Hamilton people arc now quite enthusi
astic about having a good team. Wc arc re
ceiving applications from players every day. If
records go for anything I think I can secure the
champion. One young man wrote me the
other day stating that his fielding average was
1,100, that is,100above par. andthathis batting
average was .500. I dare not sign a cyclone like
this. Undoubtedly the prospects of the Inter
national League are good, and the general
opinion is that Toronto, Detroit and Buffalo
will have verv stronsr teams. I tried to sitrn
I Allen, the joung man-captured by Pittsburg,
but I was too late. I would liked to have had
LOCAL BALL GOSSIP.
Al Pratt Suva Some Flattering Things
Abont Chuck Lauer.
Manager Torreyson. of the McKeesport clnb,
was in the city yesterday, and he, Al Pratt and
others had a general conversation abont local
players. Mr. Torreyson remarked that George
Speer, who had caught for the McKecsport
clnb for two seasons is going to California.
"Spcer is a good man," said. Mr. Torreyson,
"and 1 expect to hear excellent accounts of
Al Pratt said: "But let me tell vou what Mr.
McDermith. of the Tri-State League, and
President English, of the Wheeling club, say
about Chuck Lauer. Mr. McDermith says that
Lauer is a great catcher, and that if he and
Andy Sommers were in the market at the
same price he would as soon have Lauer as
Sommers. McDermith reallythinks that Lauer
will rapidly make himself famous. Mr. English
repeats the opinions of Mr. McDermith, and
the probabilities are that they are both right."
STILL A LITTLE QUEERER.
Kilrain Says He May Fight Smith Before
the Sullivnn Baltic.
Baltimore. Md., February 7.-Jake Kilrain
is awaiting advices from Charlie Mitchell be
fore deciding upon his luture movements.
Knowing that Kilrain is anxious for another
"go" at Smith, Mitchell will, if possible, ar
range one. If be succeeds, Kilrain will sail at
an early date so as to return in time for his
tight with Sullivan. In anticipation of meet
ing Smith, Kilrain is keeping in partial train
ing by taking slight exercise daily. In speak
ing of his fight with Sullivan, he expresses no
fear of the result, but he is anxious to have the
Sullivan people post the balance of the money.
Should Sullivan not meet the expectations of
his backers on April 15, he fears they will re
fuse to name a final stakeholder or post tho
balance of the stake.
Baltimore Wants McShannic.
Pete McShannic received a dispatch from
the Baltimore clnb yesterday, stating the terms
on which that club would engage him for the
season. Pete, however, is determined to share
the fortunes of the Hamilton club and the In
ternational League, for a season at least. It is
pleasing to McShannic, however, to know that
so many people desire his services.
Griffin has signed with the Ealtimores.
TnERE is an excellent picture of Jimmy Gal
vin in this week's Clipper.
CATcnEit Billy Holbert is an honorary
member of the Havana baseball team.
Pitcher King will be asked to sign for 5400
less than be received from the Browns last
W. H. Clearwater, the famous pool play
er, is giving interesting exhibitions of his skill
The regular weekly shoot of the Pittsburg
Rifle Club was held yesterday, :Messrs. Hug
gins. George, Brehm and others making good
Manager Swartwood accepted the terms
of Brodie jesterday to play center field for
Hamilton. Brodie was left fielder for the Can
tons last season.
It is likely that Scranton and Wilkesbarre
will be admitted to the Atlantic Association.
Messrs.. liackett, Bancroft and Spence will
probably have a finger in the pie as managers.
President Day. of the New York club, has
so far recovered as to be able to leave town to
day. He will make Savannah his stopping
place. On March 5 he will return North to at
tend the meeting at Washington.
It is said that tho reason Oarsman O'Connor
Ftopped by San Francisco on his tray to Aus
tralia this time is that on the last occasion he
was here he left behind him a valuable pair of
cotton trunks and a pair of real iron dumb
bells ' Frisco Daily HeporL
George Tebeau is better fitted for captain
of the Cincinnati tiara than any plaver on its
pay roll. He is not the most popular man bv a
good deal; but a good captain never is. The
record workers and drones on a team never
have any use for a captain who makes them do
their duty. Tebeau would play no favorites if
he was at the head of the team. If it is left to
a popular vote there is little chance of Tebeau
bemc elected, as some of the men he prodded
up last season will do their best to down him.
Tebeau will make his mark some day. Cincin
At the Democratic suggestion meeting In
the Fifteenth ward last evening, August
Hendricks and John Exler were nominated
for Select Council, and J. "W. Driscoll and
D. Rafl'erty for Alderman.
The Gripmnn Exonerated.
The jury at the inquest on the death of
James Yates, who was struck by a cable car
on Penn avenue last Saturday, exonerated
the gripmnn yesterday and rendered a ver
dict of accidental death.
Two Women Fight.
Mary McDonald and Annie Blaine had a
lively fisticuff in front of the City Hall last
night. They slugged hard and did some
lively yelling. They spent the night in the
A Case of Grab.
Martin Parrel claims that William Getty
snatched 25 out of his hand while buying a
ticket, last Saturdav. at the Baltimore and
Ohio station. Getty was arrested and charged
The office of Dr. E. "W. Dean, in Brad
dock, and the residence of Street Commis
sioner McClelland was damaged by tire yes
terday. The loss in both cases was small.
Cash paid for "old gold and silver at
Hauch's. No. 295 Fifth avenue. "WFSa
Continued from First Page.
the head nurse why sho did not ring the bell at
tached to my room.
now Ho Fonnd Them.
"After this I rushed downstairs, and the
pole was broken and the bed sheet ladder was
hanging down. It was rather light where the
ladder was, as lights had been lit Some
thought they had got over and thrown the
ladder back. Warden Wright thought differ
ent, and we searched. Wo went back to tho
rope, and I looked at it and said: 'Wherever
the rope came from the prisoners are.' Deputy
Warden Greeves had been in the room where
the ropes were, but I went back and ex
amined each bin carefully. I saw the
gray cloth of this man's suit, and ordered him
out. McPhillamy started to run, but the war
den had his revolver and ordered him to stay.
We then found them all, and marched them to
the rotunda. They were searched, and 1 un
derstood there was somo questioning and talk
ing, about their escape and every one was
ordered down to the punishment cell.
After coming out of punishment this man
called to me and asked for medicino, and I
believe I sent him some. The second time I
saw him he told me Aughenbach owed him
money for a guitar, or something. I said I
would see Frank, and I did tell him of it. Tho
third time I law McPhillamy was after Go'clock
one evening, when 1 was told ho was sick.
Knowing the dangerous character of this man,
l had ordered everything locked, and I
wondered why he couldn't let me know before
6 o'clock. I asked Dean, I believe, to go with
me. Dean opened his cell and I went in and
heard hi complaint, and, coming out, met Dean
half way down to the hall and told him to see
the cell was locked.
Talking it Over.
"Wo came out into the rotunda. Warden
Wright was reading, and 1 told him of the af
fair, and thought McPhillamy wanted to get
out of his cell after 6 o'clock. Warden said
Dr. Rankin better see him, and I agreed.
"The third time I sawhim was when G741 told
me McPhillamy wanted to see me. He again com
plained to me about somo business he had with
Frank, and I told him to send for tho deputy
warden. One dinner it was that 6744 stepped
out of the library again and said McPhillamy
wanted to see me. I said ho wanted to see
Frank, but he refused to go. I didn't say much
to Frank, but I went to this man's cell and he
told me Frank owed him $57. I didn't say any
thing, but the next morning in the disuensary
1 said to Frank "I wish you would deal with
McPhillamy, and if you don't settle to-day I
will tell the warden.' Ho showed me a note.
Warden Let me seett
McPhillamy That has nothing to do with it.
Maharnekc It has all to do with it.
Warden You can't read it here, before tho
Scott Let him identify it
McPhillamy That's my note. I wrote it, but
I don't know if it has been changed.
The note was then placed in the evidence.
A Horrified Man.
Maharneke Frank pulled out that note and
told me I could see for myself what it meant
I told him to give it to tho warden,
and he did so. I heard nothing
for a few days; but later on I
heard this man accused me of assisting him
to escape, and that he furnished me money. I
was horrified, being an officer for three years,
and having treated this man when ho was very
ill with the utmost consideration. That is
about the matter, Mr. Kelly.
All this time it was noticed Maharneke
closely read the story, as printed, from The
Dispatch, and made his own statements after
reading a few moments. And all this time
McPhillamy never moved his eyes from the
Kelly Then, Dr. Maharneke, you deny that
you received any money in this escape?
Maharneke I did not receive money from
for escape, or for any other purpose. I had no
Inkling of his attempted escape or the gentle
man would not have got so farashedidget and
the crimson-laced doctor darted a glance at the
imperturbable McPhillamy at his elbow.
The doctor then explained how a rope could
bo made and hidden. He was going to search
the room where McPhillamy lay, as he did
every day; but something called him away and
he did not search.
Kelly You have been charged with cruelty
to convicts, pntting cotton in people's mouth
and dabbing them with a batter.
Maharneke Dutch Henry was a half-and-half
insane man. He said he would bite, and
he did bite. Cotton was used as a medical ap
pliance to keep him from biting. The battery
is generally used upon the recommendation of
the physician. I never applied it except when
I had orders, though, perhaps, in an emergency
for suspended animation or for stomach com
plaints on my own judgma it In the case of
paralysis I was told by Dr. Holman to use tho
battery. They asked for tho battery; one fel
low complained he didn't get it every day.
A Lone Felt Wnnt.
Slagle They say those who weren't hnrt
asked for it?
Maharneke We have one good battery, and
one not so good, that hasn't been used for
years. It's of medium strength. But the
doctor rather slipped up in his ideas of elec
tricity. Continuing, be said in bad cases of
rheumatism they used plasters of hot water,
soda and laudanum.
Kelly There was one case where a severe
mark was shown.
Maharneke Even with flaxseed poultice
people are affected different I show the
nurses how it should be done, then they tend
to it themselves. I did not apply the poultice to
that man. He complained to me, and I repri
manded the nurse. The poultices must be hot
or they are no medical remedy.
Slagle Did they Llister in that case?
A. I don't recollect
The famous electric battery was then brought
in and placed on the table.
Sawyer In one case the flesh was burned into
the muscles. Did you put them on ?
Maharneke I think Little Johnny, the nurso,
is now atitheJHome Hotel. I did not apply it in
either of these cases.
The electric machine was then started hum
ming, and the defendant became, for the time,
the physician, as he explained its workings.
McCutcheon Did you ever put it in the
Maharneke I never did. I was generally
present when the battery was applied.
Mr. Slagle advanced and tried tho battery.
It seemed to be harmlessly weak.
Quickly, Caught Up.
McPhillamy (for the first time showing a
little excitement) He has three or four solu
tions. He can put one in there that will knock
a man down.
Maharneke To scare a man I tell them that
It is used as a test by direction of Dr. Rankin.
Kelly Is there any way to make the battery
Maharneke There may be ways, but I never
changea it We used the same fluid. Yes, I
remember a case where fever set in after the
use of the battery. Keck, I believe,' got the
McCutcheon Did they ever ask for a stronger
Maharneke No, ; yes, yes; one man did.
Kelly then invited the gentlemen present to
test the battery, but they declined.
McCutcheon What about placing it in the
A It slipped In. perhaps. This way. And
ho awkwardly showed how the battery might
be slipped in a patient's mouth, if he wrested
to getaway. The ladies smiled a little there.
Warden Wright Were prisoners ever sent
to the hospital? Wero the batteries used?
Were the straightjackcts used for punish
ment? A. I never, never did.
Mrs. Swift wanted to know how blood would
come from the mouth and nose by using tho
battery, and Maharneke said it couldn't and
Mrs. Mair Was a witness correct when ho
testified that the battery was used for one
Maharneke Never did I use it for more than
four minutes at a time.
Kelly LefDr. Rankin test the full strength
of this battery.
Wright Put it on that man (pointing to Ma
harneke). The Doctor I cannot stand much.
He Was Watching.
A few tests were made, with no effect when
McPhillamy again scornfully burst forth:
"That's nonsense! Get the right battery, I
tell you! get the right battery. That isn't the
one they use at all. It would knock a man
Maharneke It's the same battery, the only
one in use in the hospital.
The battery itself is a pretty plated affair,
undoubtedly a good instrument and perhaps
capable of the power ascribed to it by McPhil
lamy. That however, can easily be demon
strated by an electrician.
Mr. Christy is up a little in such things, and
he carelessly placed his hand on the harmless
looking instrument and calmly informed Dr.
Rankin that if he (Rankin) allowed Christy to
use it as he wished, he could make Rankin
cllmh up over the table. Mr. Christy also said he
could knock a man senseless with It, and even
kill him. Tli c battery, he said, was a fire-cell ar
rangement, having dry orLeclanche cells, and,
in his opinion, a very powerlul one.
THE MYSTERIOUS NOTE.
After a Straggle it is Road The yarden
Doesn't Like High-Priced Chicken
nt Dinner Lively Tilts Between
Dlahnrncko nnd McPhillamy
An adjournment was made for supper,
and on the way to the pleasant dining
rooms "Warden Wright, in speaking of the
entertainment offered to the guests, said
that hereafter he would have just a little
less electricity and not such high-priced
chickens. After a comfortable and fully
appreciated dinner everybody returned to
the hospital bnilding, looking and feeling
It might be stated here that in the state
ment of Enfield, during the last session, he
should have said the sheets were thrown off
the bed on the floor, and not the patient.
This is injustice to Dr. Maharneke.
The ladies were asked to leave the room while
the note before spoken of from McPhillamy was to
be read aloud. ilcPhlllamy also asked to he al
lowed to retire while the note was being read,
though he Insisted again and again that the note
had nothing to do with the case. Scott arose to
cay that the note be handed to a committee to be
read and reported upon. Warden Wright said It
was very vulgar, but bore upon the matter of
money being in the prison and first apprising him
Mr. Slagle said they had given the prosecution
the widest latitude, as in fact covering every
oulcial in the prison.
ilcl'hlllamy said he was not prosecuting t ranK,
but the doctor, and he did not want it read. He
said tliev could read aloud any part that con
cerned tho doctor, but not where It concerned
ilaliarneke I Insist upon It being read as it
concerns me and my case. I was promised it
would bo read.
Major Jlontooth The legal status Is that one
man offers It the other objects, and the board asa
Judge can answer it. That's all about it.
The board then retired to consult on the matter
of that very objectionable note, while Jlc
rhillamy, who said he objected only for the sake
of others, anxiously awaited their return.
The board returned from its deliberation, and
nccomDanled by the ladles, which was an indica
tion that the greatly discussed note was not to be
That Awfnl Note.
The board," said Mr. KcUy, "has struck out
certain portions of the note; but the rest will be
Warden Wright then read. It Is headed, "Now,
Young Fellow, " and says:
jAXtJARY 2, 1SS9.
I will not only bring you bcrore the warden,
buttbe Board of Inspectors. I shall sbow up your
selling medicines and alcohol and adulterating
whisky and selling it. I will show to the Inspec
tors where you tried to get me
to have hlra arrested for practicing
medicine without a diploma. And about that mau
who was nolsnneil with oninm.
fore I would allow vou to dome up, I would beat
bead against the wall.
are the man that was carrying all the news to the
Warden lrom the hospital and trying to get the
Doctor's Job, but I will stop that and that
you carried certain things to the hospital to help
us get awav and you got the money. 1 have proof
you carried stuff to the hospital forme. I will
get you into trouble. If you don't return me that
Job bv Frldav. I will get the guitar. If you
don't come to the front before Friday. I will show
you up, and we will sec who the chump Is. I will
ask Daw If he owes you ?30; and I will ask the
Doctorlf"he owes you the $30 you sayheowes you. I
am a man to a man: but 1 do not think you are
any part of the man, If you mean what you said.
James A. SIcI'uillamt.
Kelly Maharneke, It Is charged you received
money foj a chicken sent by Mrs. Malr. Make
The Dispatch was again consulted as a com
plete record of the case, as it has been all along,
and, after carefully reading the points in It,
"I never received asy money, directly or in-
aireciiv. ior aencacies or looumai was usea in
the hospital. The convalescents were allowed
butter, eggs, etc
"I do deny Miller's statement that I got $5 from
him for that chicken. 1 had orders that nothing
brought by Mrs. Malr should go Into the hospital.
Stiller, however, did get a chicken, but not the
one Mrs. Malr sent. Mrs. Malr used to bring
cakes In, and a man cot sick and died afterward;
but if from the effects of tho cake. I don't know.
Laughter and blushes from the ladles. J )
Mrs. MalrI had permission to bring In delica
cies to the sick prisoners after the fruits were In
spected, and I am exceedingly sorrv to learn, even
at this Ute day, that Miller did not get my
Maharneke, In speaklngof "Gyp." said: "He
had to be washed as many as eight times In one
half day. I was not always present. Miller and
Van Sfciten Stayed to seo he was washed clean. I
deny the statement made by Miller that "Gyp's"
skin was broken, except once, on his face, and 1
reprimanded the nurse. It is a falsehood that tnc
flesh came off. I never saw a broom used.
Kellv You are charged with nrofanltv once
when Elliott lav dead in his cofiln.
Maharneke When Elliott died the body lay In
thecofan in the middle room. Passing by I saw the
ladyprariug. 1 went into the ward and saw 7252,
a sick man, who complained to me that no one was
around, and that Mrs. Malr had taken them away.
After the prayer was over I called the man out to
reprimand him. I don't recollect the language I
Kelly They called it profanity,
Maharneke I don't recollect I don't profess
to be so goody-good', or an excellent Christian:
but under the circumstances, a profane word
might have slipped. I deny the constant habit of
proranlty. 1 don't remember whether I swear or
not when excited.
Mr. Irlmble Do you ever get excited?
A. I guess I am Inclined that way a little.
It Made Them Blush.
At this Juncture the ladles all had their hand
kerchiefs to their faces: but whether from laugh
ter or tears no one could guess.
Maharneke, In reply to the tooth breaking
episode, said the man had been suffering from
scrofula and as he didn't recollect pulling the
tooth at all he would like the evidence read, and
once more Tun Dispatch was trotted out as an
Maharneke Miller could have seen any Inspec
tor and he did not need to be afraid of protesting.
I remember when inspector Heed was in the hos
pital. He eaw the scratch on Gyp's face and I
believe I told him the nurses had handled him a
"I never," said he, "accepted any bribes from
Miller, and no money whatever from James .
Miller. I always objected taking anybody to the
hospital, as by right I could not do so unless a
man becomes unexpectedly sick."
Miller's testimony was then read by the Warden,
and every time a point of any importance was
reached, it was invariably denied,
Marharncke AnTbodv In this Institution who
needs something light need only apply to the
warden or Dr. iiankln. Concerning ibis intoxi
cation alleged by Miller, I was let in by two olll
cers, and they arc the ones to certify If lever
came In here intoxicated. I say I never did.
Kelly In regard to the charge he paid you for
allowing him to stay in the hospital?
Maharneke He never gave me any money. Dr.
Iiankln ordered him over. He was weak, and had
to be carried.
The charges of l each being paid for milk, but
ter, eggs, cornstarch, etc., met with the steady
and mechanical denial from the accused: "I deny
Sawvcr Did you ever borrow any money from
Maharneke I never had any financial transac
tions with .Miller, or any one, and especially in
regard to Miller. (The man would have denied
he was living, apparently, and it can be said
right here, without an ellort to show bias, that
Mr. Kelly questioned Mah amove In a kind man
ner, lar dlilerent lrom that In which be had ex
amined the witnesses on the other side. ) Mahar
neke, continuing, said: When packages come
Into the prlsou 1 either turn them over to itaukln
or keep them. In the case of Uyp he told me to
A Pleasant Remedy.
Kelly Cook Hall said he gave you money for
Maharneke I gave him alcohol. It is a remedy
for stomach troubles.
Kelly You deny you got money from him?
Of course he denied It.
Maharneke I must admit I may have borrowed
money from him while 1 was a prisoner.
Kelly You have not borrowed any money while
Maharneke I have not borrowed any money
while a steward. I gave him amlxture or alcohol,
probably four ounces at a time.
Sawyer Did you ever give him pure alcohol?
Scott-Hall saj s you gave him money within the
Maharneke I deny 1 got money from him then.
It may have been while I was a prisoner. Hie
whisky and alcohol arc kept In the warden's safe.
Kelly What amount ol alcohol have you had In
A. Sometimes I have a pint to wash typhoid
fever patients. I would also nave a pint of
whisky at a time. The doctor prescribes two
spooniuls at a dose. I never gave the nurse more
tnan four ounces. The whisky has been kept In
the warden's safe for a year or so, about Pre
vious to that time It was kept in the dispensary. I
went to tho warden myself and asked him to take
charge of it. (Warden Wright was now prompt
ing the questions of Mr. Kelly.)
Kelly Holmes, 8132. said be had bought six
pints lrom the steward, who says It came from
A. It Is impossible. I could get only one pint
at a time.
Scott Miller says the whisky was under vour
charge, but locked up after some sort of trouble.
A. Yes, It was. 1 wouldn't trust the assistant
6teward, 1 heard of him selling whisky. I claim
the change was made at my request and 1 deny
Kelly Do you wish to make a statement with
regard to N oonan's statement
Maharnekc I do.
The testimony was .then read by Scott about
Maharneke's selling whisky and bleeding him
(6316) right along aud telling of debaucheries of
Maharneke and drug lrauds alleged for the last
Noonnn Was Prompted.
Maharneke I deny those allegations and I don't
believe the fellow would have made these state
ments had not his dear friend Miller put him up
to It. He says he beard Jackson Sullivan paid me
(30, but not that he saw It. He aUeged I sold
whlskv and that Warden Wright refused an
Investigation. Tills is not so. I went to the
Warden and complained I heard the
men had alcohol In tnelr cells, and that every
evening he came over here to look Into it. A few
days alter Sullivan complained that I was to
blame. 1 had the alcohol removed to the war-
den's care. Poor Noonan came to me, and I gave
him cash money, my own overcoat nnd a mil suit
of clothes and secured him a situation. That is
all I can say.
Scott What about the charge you received (50
for a position from Sullivan.
ilaharneke-I deny the truth of that charge. I
received no money from Sullivan for any purpose.
Scott What hayo you to say to owing B81B any
itiaoarneKe ooiu was u. tv. juuier, aau iiep
Lnever had any money transaction with him.
Scott lie says he put up many packages, and in
regard to conliscatlon of lemons for your private
use and of a debauch. Did you ever accuse him
of poisoning you!
A. I don't like lemon pies. I took packages
for Warden Wright maybe. I never-accused any
one of poisoning me, and Dr. Rankin never
analyzed my vomit. In regartl to my mixing
quarts of perfume, I say It was made from a for
mula and used as a disinfectant.
Seott-He sars he mixed vou two auarts of per
fume for your special use.
Maharnckc-I deuy that.
Scott Smaller quantities?
Maharneke I did make this mixture, probably,
to use In the hospital to wash my hands. I used
carbolic acid as a disinfectant and washed my
hands in this mixture.
Kelly-Uo you known of any acts of cruelty in
A. No, sir.,
Kelly Did you aid in the attempt to escape?
A. No, sir.
Kelly Did you receive money?
Kelly (prompted by the warden) Were yon de
tailed to And out If money were in the possession
A. I was, by Warden Wright and nearly got
Into trouble. Imayhaveblunderetl, But I tried
to find out. I askeda prisoner a direct question
about It and he got mad and was going to assault
me. I went to him and asked 'Hare you any
money,' will vou let me have some? but
he suspected ' me. I asked prisoners
at different times If they bet on the election or
baseball and so tried to find out.
Carried Out His Instructions.
Kelly How many did you ask ?
Maharneke Two or three; maybe less or maybe
Kelly Uid you consider you were Instructed by
the warden to find out
A. Yes, I did. Sometimes they wero general
Instructions and sometimes specific. Onseitwas
special In regard to Buchanan, but I did not suc
ceed then. I did not ask the prisoners directly to
lend me money, because they would sus
pect me. I may have said, but I don't recollect
'Have you any money?' or 'Lend me some.'
Sometimes I may have said In a Joking way, as
Itaukln does after a man gets well, 'Well, you
owe me ?10o or S50 lor that.v I joked with
Mrs. Mair often. I was on the verce
of getting married, and I asxed Mrs. Malr should
I tell the lady I had been in prison. Even In pri
vate matters I asked her advice.
Scott That's Irrelevant.
Kelly That's all right. Any questions?
Sjcott Say, doctor, about that nurse and your
suspicion of Mcrhlllamy. You changed thenurse.
A. I frequently changed nurses; It was only a
usual change, and not necessary In connection
with Met" hlflamy..
Scott-Do you remem ber about these new, strong
sheets sent to the hospital?
A. It was sometime before the attempt to
escape. 1 went to the hospital myself and saw
only a few there.
Scott -Then It was owing to the nurse's sug
gestion you made the examination and ordered
A. Yes: at Fox's suggestion 1 examined the
sheets and ordered more. No sheets were taken
away to my knowledge.
Scott Did Mcl'hlllainy have access as a nurse to
the sheet closet?
A. No; he was there once with my key.
Tho Battery ns n Test.
Scott You said the battery was used as a test
A. Yes, it was applied directly to persons who
were treated In the cell for Insanity. Except in
emergency, the battery was applied by orders.
The old battery has been here since 1S39, and has
been out of use since we bought the new one.
Scott Did j ou ever use the two at the same time?
A. Yes I believe I used them at the same time,
but I don't remember if it was on the same man.
Sebtt About these poultices that scarred?
A. If the poultices were cool you might put on a
piece of paper as well.
Scott 1 mean different degrees of heat
A. AVell, when the mixture Is hot sometimes
they mixed It with their hands. They had to
squeeze them out. The poultices were of the
same uniform heat and the difference In effect
was caused by the men's condition.
iveny it is cnargea you were in tDenamtor
throwing clothes on the floor.
Maharneke It is one of the duties of the nurse
to make a neat bed. and sometimes I tore off the
upper blankets. I did It twice in three or four
years. Sometimes official visitors would come,
and I would take the beds all apart to show them
Scott I want to know. If the process of making
a poultice was so uniform, why did he reprimand
Maharnekc The different condition of the
Scott Why did you reprimand the nurse?
A. Sometimes If it wastoohot we "Mowed"
on It to cool It. 1 told them never to burn any
body. 1 wanted them to do Just right.
Scott I would like him also to be a little more
ow!(1t In ..... .n hip 1a. won iw
Kelly Did you know, doctor, that profane lan
guage is a violation 01 me ruies.
A. I suppose
Wright Did you not know and did you not hear
the deputv and myself reprove the prisoners hun
dreds of times?
Never Swore Before Officials.
Scott Answer, yes or no. Do you use profane
r A. 1 may use a big D. I never used it In the
presence of the warden or deputy.
Scott Did you ever make Buchanan an offer of
the position of second cook?
A. I believe I did. I wanted to see if he had
money. Buchanan sent for me, and I saw it was
a good chance to converse with him in order
to learn of the money and tell the Warden.
Mrs. Mair When was this?
A, I don't recollect.
Sawyer -You handed McPhillamy a large dic
tionary, and he said he wanted to see the bones of
A. Y'es. It was Webster or Worcester.
Sawyer He wanted to find the secret of his
ihcumitlsm by looking at a skeleton.
A. Yes. In regara to EnSeld charging me
with profanity: Wc changed all his clothes, and
he charged the nurse with taking them.
Kelly Did you say to him he was a d d llat?
A.-l don't recall it.
Scott I suggest Mcrhlllamy have tho oppor
tunity to ask questions.
Mrs. Malr -Doctor. 1 understood you to mention
a man by the name of Koenburg.
A. It was about a loss of money. I had a pur
pose and I tried to find out.
Mcl'hlllamv You say vou wanted to remove
Fanning into that room Sunday morning. When
did you Intend to take him back?
A. I never make known my official intentions.
McPhillamy I thought vou said you wanted to
move him to clean the room?
A. 1 wanted to air it.
McPhillamy How many men do you know had
the fever after using the battery? How about
A. t don't recollect, ne had the fever later. I
don't recollect lflt was over aweek.
McPhillamy I was in the hospital then. When
you used it the second time wasn't ho nut right to
bed? How often did you punish him? "
A. I never nnnlsh anv man.
McPhillamy Why did you take him out at 3
o'clock In the morning and putting the battery on
A. Never that late.
Q.-Then maybe 10 o'clock. He hallowed and
you said you would punish him. Why did you
take him out of sight of the others?
A.-irwlll not gU e reasons. 1 don't recollect.
Q.lou remember the next morning you pun
A. -I don't recollect.
Q. You remember when he fainted and lav on
the floor j ou injected whiskv and something "into
A. I don't recollect.
Scott-Did you inject it?
A. I don't recollect.
Grew lied Under Fire.
McPhillamy I saw you coming upstairs and
others saw you. Did you use the battery on
Bisbop, and did he have the fever?
A. Idlduselt Hewasslckln bed, butldon't
think he had the fever. The doctor's face was a
crimson under this fire of questions from the un
McPhillamy You swear this is the battery? I
am sure this Is not the battery I used myself on
Wheeler. 1 want to see the old battery.
They were giving this Arm man whatever he
wanted at this Juncture, and It was brought. He
said at once It wasn't the right one. Experiments
were thus gone through with the former one. and
It was verv. very weak. Tho doctor said it was
strong, but Mr. Sawyer, who seemed to know
something about It, changed a key, and tho power
was trebled. McPhillamy could not stand the
full force, big man as he is. "Doctor, trylt,"
said las. but the doctor waved him away.
McFhlllamy You tried to force it Into a man's
mouth and cut his mouth.
Maharnekc No. never.
McPliiUamy-Dld not Phillips have the fever?
McPhillamy What about the boy In the middle
room. Didn't Bishop have the te er after?
A. No, sir.
A. No. sir.
A. Yes, 6ome time a year before he had a bat
tery on him.
O. You claim In Keek's case
Mafarneke I don't recollect about the case
(J. Why did you take him oat of our sight to
A. 1 punished no man.
Q. How about 6737?
A. We nsecTtbe battery on him In the presence
of Or. Kankln.
Q. -Was It nsed afterward?
Q. Who was with you?
A. 1 don't recollect.
Q. Don't you know there are men you wouldn't
let see it for anything?
Q. Did you ever call me In?
A. No. You were no nurse.
Q. Who was In there besides tho nurse?
A. Well vou were.
Q.-Why, then, didn't you ask me to help you?
Slagle He has asked questions over and over
Maharneke We used it In an outside room be
cause he couldn't move.
McPhillamy Why did you take Wheeler in the
A. To put the battery on Mm.
A. On his limbs, on his spine.
His Itlemory Very' Bad.
Q. Did you put it on his face?
A. 1 don't recollect.
(J. Didn't he admit there was nothing wrong
A. Then the battery was stopped.
SlcPhlllamy Oh, no. That was when it was
nsed and put in his mouth. Can he walk?
A No. he may walk.
Q. You claimed he was playing off. Don't you
think if be had care taken of him he would be all
A. I have no opinion to exnress.
Scott-He Insists Phillips had the fever. You
Mahameke-He was troubled with gastritis. .
Scott-It wasn't medical treatment if you cMl it
A Well, yes, It was medical treatment. Yes,
gastritis followed sometime after.
A little row between Messrs. Slagle and Scott
arose, and Slagle excitedly said: "If we can't
get at the truth, let the ladles leave."
Mrs. Malr W e are here to hear the truth.
Slairle (netulantlvl What has thli and that to
do with cruelty?
McPhillamy (aside) Lots to do. And he con
tinued his clever questioning.! Don't you re
member wben I sent to you and said if yon didn't
come and take a straight Jacket off of a poor man
1 would cut it off?
A. If you had the warden would have attended
Q. You came right up and wasn't It taken off?
I held tho man up t if o hours waiting for you when
they said you .were up town. Don't you remem
ber that case?
A. (angrily) No, sir; I don't. We took him
out so his hollowing wouldn't annoy dying men.
McPhillamy What caused me to leave the hos
pital? Where was I taken from? What part?
A. From the sick ward.
Q. Don't you know I was taken out of a sick
bed into the block. Don't you remember you
said you wentror Wright but didn't find him?
A. I never undertook tn ml n mnn ti the
block. If you were sent It was by Uantln's orders.
He knew you could be treated there. He knew of
your aangerous character.
our uangerous cnaracicr.
McPhlllamv What was mv dan o-prnufl character
inside the prison?
A. I mean his reputation as a dangerous man
that followed you from the outside.
McPhillamy Ob, the outside, eh?
Scott The doctor should not have made the as
sertion. McPhlllamy-Iwant to know why I was taken
from the sick bed to the block?
Maharnekc I only recollect having an order
Q.-Dou't you remember that same day Kankln
ordered me to bed?
A. I don't remember.
Q. Why didn't you come around to see mel
McPhlllamy-lwanUoknowwhyhe sent me to
the block. He knows.
Maharneke 1 do not; I do not.
Dr. Rankin Testifies.
Dr. Rankin was then called as the first witness,
and sworn. He is physician here, and has been
for 24 years. lie has general charge of the hos
pital. Is responsible for the money, and has charge
of the sick, the steward and nurses, and they had
carried out his orders very well. A complete
record Is kept of all cases.
Kelly Who makes the record?
A. The hospital steward, but I look over them
every day and make my reports. I know pretty
well what Is going on. We have no record of the
prescriptions In the hospital, but we have of those
sent to the blocks. I never knew a case where the
steward sent patients from the hospital to the
Scott In regard to McPhlllamy's being sent to
the block as a sort of punishment, do you remem
ber the circumstance?
Rankin I ordered it I knew he was better,
and 1 understood he was a breaker. The battery Is
one of the best made a Mackintosh battery. It
has three grades ol strength, and we have made
wonderful cures. It checks bleeding and is In
valuable. Yon can't lulure a man with it. lhave
seen it used to its full capacity. We can put
almost Its strongest grade on a paralyzed pa
tient. Scott Suppose any person were to suddenly put
on the full force?
A. It would shock him, but It wonldn'tbe se
rious. It is harmless, but of course unpleasant.
Christy Very uncomfortable. If if were put
on me now, healthy as I am, what would the effect
A. Very uncomfortable, yes. We use It In the
Scott If it were pulled full force, by accident or
intention, what would be the efiect?
A.It would not be beneficial.
Scott I am speaklngof it ir It were nsed by an
A. There is no risk. I never heard a word of
complaint from prisoners In regard to the bat
tery. Some have asked for It. In regard to thi3
hot lotion put on men. I never saw such a good
cure for rheumatism. They must be warm, of
Sirs. Malr Was this hotpoultlce put on so very
hot as a punishment? This man who was so
burned and drawn up?
Kankln-That may have happened, I don't
know. I know of that man who was burnt I
saw the broken surface and scar. He didn' t com
plain to me, anu i mink it helped him.
Mrs. Holden Is It necessary to put on a straight
Jacket to use the battery?
A. It Is only to control them. They are well
Christy-Why Is It necessary to control them?
-- -iiitjr i, umu ue aiier vou sometimes.
Kelly -Do you use stomach tubes?
A. Yes. I will bring it In. rthe machine was
brought and explained now by Its means a lady's
life was saved by feeding through the nostrils!.
Sometimes a little bleeding of the nose would re
sult. The battery and Instruments could scarcely
Everybody was tired, Stenographer Don
nelly kicked, and a motion made to ad
journ until 2:30 o'clock sharp this after
noon carried. Everybody, reasonably
happy, started the usual hustle for cabs, a
scarce article by the way, at 1250 in the
morning. Through Warden "Wright's
kindness, however, all were soon on their
way to the city.
A SENATE INQUIRY.
A Resolution to Officially Investigate the
Tn the Senate yesterday a resolution was
offered and referred to the Committee on
Appropriations to investigate the charges of
cruelty at the "Western Penitentiary.
Senators Rntan and Ncwmyer wanted to
indefinitely postpone the investigation.
This motion was lost by a vote of 24 to 17.
According to Lnxr.
Mr. George A. Kelly, President of the
Prison Board of Inspectors, said yesterday
that his right to swear witnesses before tes
tifying in the investigation cases was in
accordance with the law as laid down to the
For Lack of Security.
A lady in position to know says it was for
lack of security that Maharneke couldn't
rent his home in "Wood's Eun longer than
he did, and not because the rent had gone
up from 19 to ?23: for it only went up to
Condensed Special Dispatches From Snr
rounding Communities That Are Tribu
tary lo Plttsbarsv
Youngstown Lodge of Elks netted $o50 by
their annual benefit last night.
The general grocery of Alexander McClell
and at Utica, O.f was closed by the Sheriff on
The Beaver County Bar Association held its
second annnal banquet last evening. Tho
affair was very successful.'
At Toledo yesterday Jacob Langendorf ob
tained judgment of $7,500 against the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. He was injured while saving
a little girl from an approaching train.
The Constitutional Amendment Association
met at Kittanning yesterday to arrange for tho
temperance campaign in the county. Threo
delegates were chosen to represent the county
at tho Stato convention, to he held at Harris
burg. John Bonekos, a Greek merchant of New
Castle, last night, banquetted in grand style a
number of his countrymen from Pittsburg.
Wheeling, Chicago, Youngstown ana Akron,
in honor of his admission to citizenship of this
Neaelt all the manufacturing establish
ments of Findlay were compelled to suspend
operations on account of a shortage of gas,
caused by water which accumulated in tho
main, preventing a flow of gas through the
pipes. It is believed the difficulty can beover
como in a day or two.
Rufus P. Sellers, of Homer, O., In order
to recover tho money lost on the late election,
has by his attorneys, Harris, Critcbfield and
Wright, of Mt Vernon, commenced suit at
Newark against Edward Bnell, of Hartford,
and H. M. Ashbrooke, of Johnstown, for 81,O0u
won by them from Sellers and paid over.
At Youngstown, yesterday, the jury in tho
slander suit of Ira Henderson against Rev.
Rosebefg and William Etewart returned a
verdict of fOl CU for the plaintiff. The amount
asked for was $20,000. Tho case has attracted
considerable attention, as all the parties aro
prominent and leading members of the Seccder
Comers U, P. Chnrch.
At Wilkesbarre the jury in the case of Con
stable Dennis Gallagher, charged with killing
Thomas Ryan, of Syracuse, N. Y., who were
out all night came into court at noon and ren
dered a verdict of not guilty. Ryan was one of
a crowd of men who had gathered abont Gal
lagher when he was making an arrest and Gal
lagher believed they intended to attack him
and rescue tho prisoner.
The contest of the Buehtel College Orator
ical Association, Wednesday night at Akron,
ended at midnight and the judges, after long
deliberation, gave first place to Edwin F. Cone,
son of President Cone, of the college. Mr.
Cone's subject was "Revolution and Liberty."
He will represent Bucbtel College at the State
contest Feoruary 21, at Akron, at which orators
from nine Ohio colleges will compete.
The convention of the Pennsylvania Stato
Dairymen's Association at Meadville cjosed its
session yesterday afternoon. Among the pro
ceedings of the last day was an address by
William Frear, Ph. D., Vice Director and
chemist of the Pennsylvania State College. A
memorial was adopted praying the Legislature
of Pennsylvania to grant an annual appropria
tion of $2,500 for the use of tne association in
furthering the dairy interests.
THEIWWT STAND IT
Continued from Firtt Page.
is adopted. Of the number of employes in
the business and the financial losses it says:
By the brewers. I0O men
By the bottlers 43 men
By 193 saloons 300 men
Bvll wholesalers "5 men
By malt houses. 10 men
By distillers 10 men
By landlords in the county.. ,..231 men
Total 831 men
There are in. Reading 40 bakeries, 43 cigar
manufactories and 49 meat dealers, and esti
mating bat each baker sells $3 worth of pret
zels, bread, etc, to the saloons each day, their
loss in one year would amount to over JIOO.COO.
Of the 43 cigar manufacturers, half of them,
possibly, who have the saloon trade, would lose
nearly $75,000 a year.
The 49 meat dealers, if each sold 830 worth of
meats a week, would lose in a year (making all
due allowance for butchers who do not sell
that amount), nearly 5103,000 every year. These
figures summarized would be:
Bakers, over llOftnooiBroom fact'rles.. I, SCO
Cigar factories... 75, 0CO Brush fact'rles... 2,000
Meat dealers lOCOO Glassw'ed'l'rs... 7,500
Or a grand total of $291,000 per year, which is
considered a moderate estimate.
LIQUOK MEN OEOAN IZED.
Yesterday the liquor men of the county
effected an organization for a rigid cam-,
paign, not only here but in adjoining coun
ties. Their chairman is Colonel D. C.
Kellar, who was formerly President of the
Pennsylvania State Liquor Dealers' League
He explained to me that every township
will be canvassed by the association, and
electioneering in an honest way carried for
ward. "When I asked Colonel Kellar for
his opinion on the question in its general
phases, he replied:
This is to go in print, and I mnst decline to
discuss the matter thus early. Here In Berks
county we will give 12,000 to 15,000 majority
against the proposed amendment Some may
think that is too high, bat I am In a position to
know and I have made a canvass, on which I
base this estimate. The farmers throughout
the conntv are onnosed to the measure her&nco
it will unsettle business and make poor mar
kets for their products. In the city of Reading
the very best classes favor the Brooks high
license law rather than absolute prohibition.
I have always been in favor of high license, al
though I am a saloon keeper. It has cleaned
out from our number a lot of men who pre
vented the business formerly from being re
spectable. Tho organization we effected yes
terday will try to have weeded ont some more
of this class, and by thus elevating the business
we hope to make it so clean that nobody can
A TAX SCARE.
It has just been disclosed by the list of
Sheriff's sales that more Berks county farms
are under the hammer this term than at any
time since the gTeat financial panic. High
taxes has brought this about, and the farmer
is crying aloud that he is taxed for every
thing. In one of the newspaper offices here
I was told that the Sheriff, returning from a
tour among the agricultural districts, said
he had found the grangers a unit against
the prohibitory amendment because it
would probably add to their taxes of passed.
"This point was also alluded to in an in
terview with J. H. P.otherwell, Esq., Chair
man of the Democratic County Committee.
Tho farmers in Berks conntv are 5-eneraIlv
opposed to the amendment, because if it is
adopted there will be no more revenue from
liqnor licenses. Under the Brooks law tbey get
a share of all these license fees for road tax.
and, of course, that tax would have to come out
of their pockets if liquor licenses are done
away with. I estimate that if a full vote is given
at the polls in June, Berks county will give 10,
000 majority at least against the amendment
Mr. P. Icemen Boas is the leader of a
small band of Prohibitionists here. How
ever, they can't make much noise, or, if they
do, it is not heard aronnd on Conrt or Main
streets. The whole county only gave 252
votes for Fisk, and 129 for St. John.
LEHIGH'S BITTEE OPPOSITION'.
Adjoining Berks county on the east is
Lehigh county. It defeated local option in
1873 by 3,409, and this year is expected to
give 4,000 against Constitutional amend
ment. A large Dutch agricultural class
and thousands of foreign miners furnish
the fighting material with which meager
temperance forces have to contend. Hon.
"W. H. Sowden, who represents Lehigh and
Northampton counties in Congress, says:
The Tenth district will vote overwhelmingly
against the- amendment I cannot estimate
the majority, but I know that prohibition i3
very unpopular In the two counties. Our peo
ple believe in the utmostliberty within the law.
Lehigh's vote for Fisk was insignificant
Allentowu is the principal center of popu
lation in the county. The county usually
gives a Democratic majority of 2,000 to
4,000.- In this instance it is mainly the
Democrats who are opposed to the measure.
NOKTHAMPTON AGAINST IT TOO.
Northampton county bounds Lehigh on
the northeast. She will also cast a ma
jority of votes against the amendment. In
1873 she defeated local option by 4,812, but
owing to a gain of temperance sentiment
among the farmers it is believed this may
be reduced considerably, thoughnot enough
to win. A. B. Goldsmith, the Chairman of
the Republican County Committee, says:
As tho campaign has thus far progressed, I
am able to test the feelings of the people a
little. There has not been as yet any organized
movement by cither side. I, however," do not
think that there will be a greater majority than
1,500 against prohibition in the county.
Easton, with its famous college, nnd
Bethlehem, with its Moravian settlement,
are the chief towns in the county. IJecently
the saloon keepers of Easton discovered that
they could not get their licenses this year
for less than 5500 under rnlings of the Su
preme Court, so many of them have
already arranged to quit the business. This
shows how effective high license is when
vigorously applied. Northampton county
gave Fisk"e 160 votes, which was better than
some of her neighbors.
Even Allegheny county, with her vast
population and thousands of saloons, is not
regarded by the temperance people as so
dangerous a factor in the coming campaign
as this "schooner"-shaped strip of territory
rnnning southwest from Jersey's line
through Northampton, Lehigh and Berks
counties. L. E. Stofiel.
FOE THE AMENDUEKT.
Prohibitionists Decide to Conduct the Cam
paign Free From Party Bins.
The Constitutional Amendment Society
of the Union Methodist Episcopal Church,
Allegheny, held a meeting last evening.
Dr. C. A. Holmes, pastor of the church,
presided, and the speakers were Key. A. H.
Norcross, President of the Pittsburg Female
College, and Eev. I. N. Hays, of the Cen
tral Presbyterian Church. They advocated
carrying on the campaign for the adoption
of the amendment on a plan that will be
free from nnrtv bias of anv kind and that
will unite all elements in the State.
After the speeches a motion was adopted
to appoint a committee to attend the meet
ing of delegates in Lafayette Hall next
WeeK, when delegates to represent Allegheny
county at the Harrisbnrg convention will
John Ferguson, an employe of Hussey,
Binns & Co., dropped dead last evening on
Penn avenue, near Nineteenth street. Dr.
Kearns said he died of heart disease. He
was a married man, 48 years, and lived on
Sixteenth Ward Democrats.
At a meeting of the Democrats of the Six
teenth ward the following ticket was placed
in the field: For Select Council, Henry
Epping; School Directors. John B. Crusan,
J. "Weland and James Devlin; Assessor,
Dcnlh In the Mine.
John Davis, aged 40 years, was killed in
a mine at Hastings station, Panhandle Rail
road, yesterday afternoon, by the fall of a
mass of slate. The Coroner was notified.
'Squire McCready will hold an inqnest this
Killed at a Crosslnc.
Mrs. Vanghan, of Mossside, on the Penn
sylvania Railroad, was struck by a train"
yesterday while crossing the track, ana in
stantly killed. , The woman was the mother
Mrs. Sheermesser, of McKeesport.
For Western Penn
tylvania, West Virginia
and Ohio, mow; warmer, variable winds.
Pittsbubo. February 7. 1SS9.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes the following;
Minimum temp..... i-
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, mli "Lat s " " ts f6"t a fall or 1.3 reet la tat
last 24 hours.
Notes on Navigation.
TrtE Twilight got In yesterday with a tow OX
The Katie Stockdaie is laid up at Cincinnati
on account of the ice.
rSPICT.lI. TXLIGBjUI TO TBX DISPATCH.!
W abbes River 1 foot 7-10 inches and
stationary. Weather cloudy and very cold.
MqROANTOWTf River 5 feet and stationary.
Weather clear. Thermometer 20 at 4 p. m.
BROWJfSVUAE Itiver 7 feet 3 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 19"
at 6 F. 31.
la This True?
It was reported yesterday that Georgo
Green, an employe of the Black Diamond
"Works, had been dangerously shot at Cum
berland. No further particulars could ba
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