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The note read: "Yon Are prisoners, and
will be treated as spies. I will bring you
tea and haidtack from the hospital." Be
tween 8 and 9 o'clock that night he kept his
word, dropping the tea and crackers as He
had the note.
Regulation Army Fare
They Trere very hungry and ate with a
relish. Mrs. McCaffrey says she has never
heard of nor seen McAdams since.
The warning, though well meant, proved
disastrous, and led to the subsequent mis
fortune Between 1 and 2 o'clock that
night the two 'women stole ont of the house,
and picking their way through the battle
field, got five miles out the Bomney road by
daybreak. The nights were short at that
season of the rear. As soon as it was fully
day they took to the woods. Mrs. Ben
gough wore a iashionable bonnet, which
she took off and gave to Celia, who re
mained in hiding while her companion
started on a foraging expedition. There
was so fashionable millinery in Winchester
at that time, and to wear it would excite
suspicion. Lottie went foraging, and by
and by found a house where a 14-year-old
girl was induced to summon her mother, a
pleasant-faced, motherly woman, who an
swered to the name of Betty Jenkins. Celia
was called out of her hiding place, and the
women proceeded to have as pleasant a time
as circumstances would allow. It was a
novelty to the Northern women to
find, in a rather opulent house
hold, that the garments for the
family were all home-made, Betty carding,
spinning and weaving the cloth, and then
making it into apparel, and all by hand
sewing. She had a husband in the North
ern army, and two stepsons in the rebel
army. When Betty was told her visitors
were Northern women she was frightened
nearly out of her wits, and she was afraid to
give them any help, though when they told
her their errand and that they were almost
starved, she told them to go upstairs into a
retired room and she would find food.
Everything was buried, as the country had
been overrun by both armies until chickens
would run squalling at the sight of any
thing that wore pantaloons. There was
nothing visible that would tempt the ap
petite, but, nevertheless, Betty managed to
get them a good meal, bathed their blistered
feet, and all three eventually parted crving,
which, by the way, women are very like to
do under such circumstances. The times
tried women's as well as men's souls. They
never heard of each other again, but Lottie's
recollections are vivid, and she would
like a long talk with Betty.
Hard an the Nerves.
They walked 22 miles on that hot, white,
dusty pike that day, and 12 miles from
Bethy's place they found a house down by
a mountain stream, a long stairway leading
down from the pike. Here they found a
very old man and a very large woman, the
latter playing deaf and dumb, afraid to say
anything to strangers. As a supply of food
was of all things the most difficult to find,
Lottie and Celia asked for it on all occa
fions.The old man brought out a yard of mus
lin in which he had tied up an assortment
of scraps of meat, cheese, bread, etc., and
told them how far and what way they
must go before they would meet Mulligan s
scouts. The heat was so great that they
soon found their commissary stores an in
tolerable burden, and were forced to drop
them. Turning off the road at length, they
bathed their blistered feet in a stream.
"Water did not seem to quench their raging
thirst, and they were overjoyed to descry at
some distance a cherry tree heavily laden.
They got their handkerchiefs spread out to
hold the fruit and Lottie climbed the tree.
Hardly had she done so when she was seen
by a savage bull in a pasture near by and
he broke lor them. The road was shaped at
that point like the letter S, and in rounding
one ot the curves the bull lost sight of them,
but they lost their handkerchiefs and dare
not go back after them, so they supplied the
deficiency by tearing squares ont of their
Soon after they oame to what appeared to
bi a deserted house, but just as they were
entering, slumber 6Tcntiaren sjrang out
yelling in a frightful manner. The fugi
tives were nearly frightened to death, but
they soon learned that the demonstration
was friendly. They got no refreshment,
however. Next they came to a place where
a gun was leaning against a tree. They
held their breath until they saw that it be
longed to a rebel picket who had gone to a
house half a mile away and was
Slaking Lotc to a GirL
He had been charged to watch for and in
tercept them, as they subsequently learned,
but as love rules the camp as well as the
court and grove, he had surrendered. They
took the gun and hid it in the brush so as to
disable him should he discover them, but he
was so pleasantly engaged that he did not
see them, and they came on to a house where
they found an old man and woman making
cherry pies. They had flour, but neither
shortening nor sugar. Neither would speak
to the travelers, but gave them some milk
aud a pie. The latter was so sour they could
not eat it, aud the top crust was burned
while the bottom was dough. They drank
the milk thankfully and went on.
"When they came to the Cacspon bridge
they found it guarded, and they made a de
tour and found a tree fallen across the
stream. It was high from the water, and
Celia could not cross it Lottie stormed
and entreated, and offered to assist, but all
to no purpose; she couldn't brace Celia's
nerves, and they had to face the guard.
Tbey were two miles further from Winche
ter than was Phil Sheridan at a critical oc
casion, but still five miles from Mulligan.
They got some SO yards from the bridge
when they were halted by cavalry, and a
sice young man in gray, Lieutenant Bell,
nephew ot General Bell, of the C. S. A.,
accosted them, saying: "Ladies, I'll have
to interview you." Travel stained, foot
sore, faces blistered, hungry and utterly
wretched, the women were informed they
were arrested as spies by order of General
B. E. Lee, and then Lottie remembered bit
terly that they had not obeyed his orders
to return , to his headquarters to re
port. They begged they should not
be made walk back. Mrs McCaffrey says
that, recognizing the inevitable, she lost all
fear at once, but her partner, unused to the
world, was badly broken up and helpless.
They were taken to a house in the woods
owned by a Mrs. Smith, where Miss
Bell, their captor's sister, searched
them. They had secured the burial of
Bengough's body in a cemetery at "Win
chester and the grave properly marked lor
identification, paying a German undertaker
Nerve Saved Tlicm.
A fresh peril encountered them when they
came to be searched by Miss Bell. Lottie
had in her possession a large number of let
ters from crippled Union soldiers in the
"Winchester Hospital to wives, sweethearts,
etc, which she had agreed to take through
the lines. Before being searched she asked
fur some water and leave to make herself
presentable, and was shown into a vacant
room for the purpose. There were some
white ashes on the hearth and she wet the
letters and rubbed them into pulp and
mixed them with the ashes until all trace
The next day their cavalry guard put
Lottie and Celia into a wagon and they
were hauled back to "Winchester. The
guard was gallant and scoured the country
lor.cherries. slap-jacks and bonny-clabber,
"the staple food of the section at that time,
and none would eat until the ladies had
been served. Mrs. McCaffrey state that
taken altogether her guard .was composed ot
as good material as she ever encountered.
On the way Lieutenant Bell told her the
South was as good as whipped, as, though
it had the finest horses in the United States,
its cavalry was no longer fit for duty; their
horses were starving and had already be
come too weak for effective duty.
They were brought to "Winchester and
finally taken before General Lee, having
previously made the best toilet possible un
der the circumstances. After salutations
passed Lottie was aikeot questions she re
fused to answer, as she says she could sot
reprimanded them sharply, ending with the I
Announcement that they mutt go to prison. I
'To jail?" cried Lottie, "I' sssre vre.U-
K j j irTn, MMiihi lAiittifiiiiii'fM , ,tt'lifrBfeffiyjiHtiijSfa,''a
tended no disrespect." The General re
plied that nothing could be done for them,
and ordered the cavalry to take them to a
stage coach, and then "on to Richmond"
was the order. The food they got was not
nourishing, and they were almost all the
time hungry, but on the way to Bichmond
a rebel riding on the roof of the coach gave
them some maple molasses, and they con
cluded there might be some good even in a
rebel. Onee the coach stopped for refresh
ments at a tavern kept by a brother of the
Jackson, Who Shot Colonel Ellsworth.
Jackson's wife was very abusive and railed
at them for some time, refusing to allow
them anything to eat, and when it came bed
time would not allow them to sleep together,
but put a colored woman in bed with each,
saying, "Niggers are as good as you." They
let her have her own way and did not an
swer, so she finally grew remorseful and re
lented and gave them a good bed.
At Staunton a fine room was assigned
them, but nothing to eat. It was of no use
to ask the colored people for anything, for
they were afraid to speak to any one "from
de Norf," but they understood pantomime.
A $1 greenback dropped in front of the col
ored chambermaid was picked up and she
disappeared, coming back after a time with
a very liberal supply ot biscuit ana tea.
The latter was set cautiously out of sight and
the biscuit were deposited one by one
stealthily in the bed. Whenever the woman
would place a pillow she would slip a bis
cuit under it, and so of any other article of
furniture, and when through she departed
without a sign of recognition.
A Friend in Need and In Deed.
Time wore on until they fell under the do
minion of Provost Marshal Geo. W.Alex
ander, in charge of Castle Thunder. He
asked them if they needed anything, and
they told him they couldn't get anything to
eat, but they did not compromise the colored
woman who had befriended them. Major
Alexander made it hot for the hotel keeper,
but he had his revenge by putting them at
a littlf table in the center of the dining
room, so they would be the center of attrac
tion. They were made to feel, but it had
the effect to bring Celia out strongly, and
with a piece of crayon she wrote "Yankee
table" on their table, which audacity made
some of the scorners speechless.
At Bichmond, when being taken to Castle
Thunder, -the crowd almost suffocated
them in a scramble to see what Yankee
women looked like. They found the au
thorities of the prisons at work selecting
nine captains to be hung in case the
Federal Government hanged Fitzhugh
Lee. They were given cells eight by fifteen
feet in the Castle, which had once been a
tobacco warehouse. There were other
women prisoners there, among them Mrs.
Surgeon McCandless, but not as spies. An
old white-headed man whom the prisoners
called "Anti-Christ," searched them, but
Lottie saved her money, some $75 or $80.
Mrs. McCaffrey says she heard the old man
was hung with the Wirz gang.
They were not the only women prisoners
in Castle Thunder, but Mrs. McCaffrey
states that they felt a sickening sensation
when tney round tbat they were to be con
sidered as spies, while the offenses charged
against" the other women were only trivial
and in most cases technical. Here they
formed the acquaintance of their future de
liverer, Major Alexander, under rather un
propitious auspices. He came in and asked
lor the Bengough women and they im
mediately, influenced more or less by
his chivalrous bearing and handsome
person, concluded to try the blandishments
of the sex upon him. He at first rather re-
Eulsed them, and when they complained of
unger said, "Oh, I'll attend to that; get
ready for your feed." They resented the
answer, but he replied, "Wait until you see
it and you'll call it feed also, but it's the
best we have and I am glad to get it my
self." It was
Coffee 3In.de From Parched Rye
and bread. Major Alexander said they
were to be forwarded to some place in South
Carolina for safe keeping, as they were sus
pected of being spies. Celia cried, but
Mrs. Bengongh had gotten beyond tears.
Toward evening of the next day Major
Alexander came back and put two colored
women to wait on them and others and
make them as comfortable possible. Mrs.
Bengongh succeeded in buying a pound of
tea for which she paid ?14 in greenbacks.
It was very carefully brewed. Two days
later a mattress and some covering were sent
in by Alexander and the women got off the
puncheon floor, lying on which affected Mrs.
Bengough so much that she still suffers.
A chaplain visited them every day and
always left Bibles until there were near a
bushel of them, when Lottie asked him if
he couldn't find some other literature, and
he responded by bringing a superbly illus
trated volume of "Don Quixote." Duringthe
weary months following the troubles of that
hero were perused as they had probably
never been before. The chaplain evidently
gave them up for lost souls, for he never
came to visit them again. Their fare dur
ing the summer was varied once by the ad
dition of three tomatoes and two cucum
bers. They tasted as tomatoes and cucum
bers never did before or since. Apple pies
could be had at a dollar apiece, greenbacks,
but they were but indifferently gotten up.
But though apparently cut off from the
outside world entirely the woman learned
indirectly that the Confederacy was on its
last legs after the battle of Gettysburg. One
day about 1,000 Federal prisoners were
brought into Bichmond and housed near
Castle Thunder, and there being an uproar
among them, a brutal boy, who was doing
guard duty, shot the arm off a fine looking
man without provocation. Major Alexan
der, after the cruel war was over, explained
to Mrs. Bengough that such occurrences
were unavoidable; that the Confederacy had
robbed the cradle and the grave to get
soldiers, and that but a few boys and old
men were left to guard prisoners, and that
iear of revolt made the guards brutal. He
stated that at that time could the Union
prisoners in Bichmond have known the exact
state of affairs tbey would have broken out
and taken possession of the city. Alexan
der frequently cautioned the women to keep
their heads inside the windows for fear they
might get shot, a terrible alternative for a
In that crowd of prisoners was a man
named Brown, of Boyle street, Allegheny
It Was Qntte Natural.
Mrs. McCaffrey acknowledges that during
these long, weary months a rather tender
feeling grew up between herself and Major
Alexander, a feeling to which he subse
quently owed the preservation of his life
when the Confederacy collapsed. All their
male hosts said they preferred to talk to
Yankee women in comparison with their
Southern sisters. The Yankees had more
general information and less hauteur. One
day Alexander borrowed Lottie's money to
show to Judah P. Benjamin, Governor
Wise and Major Turner, the latter com
mandant at Libby Prison. Major Alexan
der had a violin, and the women were gen
erally good singers, and tbey made them
selves favorites. One night a prisoner across
the way sang feelingly "When This Cruel
War is Over," and was answered from
Castle Thunder by Lottie Gilmore, a South
ern girl, who sang "The Moon Behind the
Hill." Some rebel regiments were passing,
and stopped and encored with a heartiness
and volume that brought a large part of
Bichmond out ofbed, thinking the uproar
was caused by hearing news of a great
Though shut out from all knowledge of
home and the world there were frequent
episodes that made prison life more endura
ble than was that of La Trede with his rat
companionship. One day the ludicrous
spectacle of a long line of rebel soldiers was
seen, each with a nooj skirt about his neck
and tied to each hoop everything concelvea
ble of domestic utility, la their retreat
from Gettysburg the rebels had hooked on
to everything they could carry. Of several
thousand men each looked like a walking
advertisement for a general store. They
took everything they could fiad, from hair
pins to beef cattle.
Light In. the Enst.
At length a brighter day dawned on these
devoted Koaea'i'led, tbehtt fiwtit
Lj--' & ' iimlasgBrinSissffifyiH I ti
seemed more overcast than usual. An order
most important and dangerous prisoners
should be removed to a place deeper within
the lines of the Confederacy, where their
condition was likely to be infinitely worse
than in Bichmond, and the Bengough
women were among those marked for remov
al. Mrs. Surgeon McCandless!, of Morgan.
town,W.Ya.,was not included in the list, but
strange to say, Mrs. McCaffrey has never
heard of Mrs.McCandless butonce since they
separated in Castle Thunder. Major Alex
ander visited the Bengongh women again,
but he did not bring his violin with him
this time, and they put their heads together
to devise a way to avert the calamity.
Finally an idea struck Alexander and he
said "General Winder, called 'Hog' Win
der by the prisoners, gives a feast to-night
and he'll get beastly drunk before it is over.
Now if we can give him the list while in
this condition he'll sign it without reading
and we can get you put on another list,
for there is to be a clearance of prison
era whom it is considered , safe to send
north." The scheme worked perfectly, and
Mrs. Bengough succeeded still further.
Having taken an interest iu a man whose
name was on the proscribed list to be sent to
the interior, she persuaded Major Alex
ander, while his hand was in, to write a
dead man's name on the list instead of the
other. 'Twas a big risk to run, but the
ruse won and the live man's name was put
on the exchange list. Tnere wasn't much
sleep in Castle Thnnder that night:
A Southern Specimen Alio.
But all the heroines in Castle Thunder
were not Yankees. There were two Southern
girls there whose lovers had gotten into
trouble on account of counterfeiting Con
federate currency. The girls were detained
to testify. One of them did give away her
beau, and he was promptly hanged. Lottie
Gilmore, the girl who sang "The Moon
Behind the Hill," was made of sterner
stuff, and refused. Mrs. Bengongh lent
Miss Gilmore a dress to wear when taken
out to attend the trial, and supported her iu
her resolve to save her lover s life. The
authorities could not convict him.
There is much in this portion of Mrs. Mc
Caffrey's narrative that is interesting, show
ing how prisoners communicated with each
other unuer difficulties and how the slaves
worked mutely to serve Yankee prisoners,
but 'twould require a book to tell it
The Bengough women received frequent
visits from people of note, among others
Belle Boyd, of rebel-spy fame. Belle was
dressed in man's apparel and was introduced
as Lieutenant Harry, but though her sex was
not suspected, Mrs. Bengough was not fa
vorably impressed with Belle, who was try
ing to worm secrets out or the prisoners.
Belle chewed tobacco, smoked, drank and
swore in her character impersonations. She
also loved to play cards.
There was a Colonel Dunham, of some
Massachusetts regiment, in whom Mrs.
Bengough took much interest. He was in
a prison on the opposite side of the street
and his ghastly white face seemed never
absent from a small square hole in his door.
Mrs. Bengough sent him a note one day,
having hired a colored postman for a dollar
to establish a route. The old-time panto-
mime was used, and the darkey, watching
his opportunity, rolled the note in hit shirt
sleeve. It was written on one of the fly
leaves of "Don Quixote." The Colonel had
no stationery ot any kind, and could not
write much of a letter until Mrs. Bengough
sent him a fly leaf. She doesn't know his
The Major's History.
On the morning of their departure Major
Alexander told them he had been ordered
to go on active duty; he had been put in
charge of the prison on account of haying
had his leg broken, but the Confederacy
was no longer able to do without anyone
who could give an order or fire a gun.
Major Alexander belonged to a prominent
family in Alexandria, and since the war
the remnants of the lamlly have bees en
gaged trying to recover property there con
fiscated by the Government. The Major had
been educated at the Naval Academy at
Annapolis, and when the war broke out run
a cargo of ammunition into a rebel
port instead of turning it over to his Uncle
Samuel. He was captured and imprisoned
for it in Fort Lafayette, and broke his leg
by jumping from a window in an attempt to
escape, but finally found means to get into
the Confederate lines and was entrusted with
the command of Castle Thunder.
The morning tbey left Bichmond for home
the Major bid them goodby, and told Mrs.
Bengough that if he came out of the army
alive he would come to Pittsburg to see her.
tie then gave nera breastpin, pocket Knife,
his photograph and a letter to be delivered
to a man in Baltimore. She was instructed
how to find the man, given a description of
Hin, and told to give him the letter and ask
no questions, but to follow the instructions
he would give her and all would be well.
She was to remain at the place designated
until she found a man answering tne de
scription iu the middle store of a block on
a certain street. She went to the place des
ignated and paced back and forth through
the store, asking no questions, and finally
when about to despair she noticed a man
answering the description in every respect,
seated on a chair on the edge of the pave
ment iu front of the store. He was evi
dently a Hebrew. She delivered the letter
and the man took it, read it attentively,
changed color several times, but made no
comment. He finally wrote a brief epistle
and handed it to her without comment, save
to direct her to present it at a certain place.
She did so, and at the place was given
transportation to Pittsburg, with her com
panion. They stopped for refreshments at
places indicated in the letter of instruction
and nowhere could they prevail on anyone
to take money for services rendered. The
connection between Major Alexander and
the Baltimore Hebrew has never been ex
plained, for though Alexander was, in gen
eral, communicative, he could never be in
duced to open his lips on this subject
A Lover In Trouble.
Once again settled in Pittsburg Mrs. Ben
gough took up her composing stick and
soon was in trouble, being asked to set type
for 35c per thousand ems, while men were
paid 45c, and this was the cause of her se
curing work at Haven's, under McBwen.
He also quelled a strike against her in the
Typographical Union, when some members
had black-balled her on account of sex. She
demanded the regular wages, and Mr. Mc
Bwen demanded that objectors should shorf
cause, other than that she was a woman, for
her discharge, and finally a sense of jus
tice and gallantry prevailed. She was
given 18 a week, and did table work and
every other kind of work that was required,
saved her money and bought property.
One morning she was Kitting in the base
ment kitchen of her residence, when her
sister said: "A man was here to see you yes
terday, and asked where you were." She
did not suspect whom her visitor might be,
but the next day he walked into Hav
en's place and found her, two years after
they had parted in Bichmond. He was
shoddy, careworn, terribly used up and
penniless, but Mrs. Bengough recognized
him at sight Alexander told her he had
been included in the sentence against
Wirz, but had managed to escape. Mrs.
Bengough decided promptly that he should
be saved, as she felt that he had done the
best he could for the prisoners in Castle
Thunder the best his trying position
would permit She had a difficult time in
getting Mr. McEwen to agree to a line of
policy laid out and refrained from intro
ducing him to Major Alexander until he
(McEwen) had promised, blindfolded as it
were. He finally relented and the two were
introduced. At that time feeling was so
bitter in this city that Alexander would
have been sacrificed to the appeasement of
the manes of the victims of rebel prisons.
Yon Must Guess at This Part. ,
Here comes in the recital of one of the
most interesting parts of the story, but Mrs.
McCaffrey refuses to allow its publication.
Major Alexander found means to get to En
gland, where he was subsequently reported
teaching school, and later as having died in
extreme poverty. This was not, true, as, he
aw gtw awTii wjw la KventpwK ot ie
United States since, and while some of his
friends believe him to be at present in St
Louis, Mrs. McCaffrey says she read some
months ago of a ship being quarantined at
Baltimore with yellow fever aboard, the
ship commanded by Captain Alexander,
and as this would be in the line of the
Major's early training, she thinks he would
be most likely to be found in it
Impelled by a fate that only people who
have had similar experiences, Mrs. Ben
gough, after some years, suffered this vision
of the gallant commandant of Castle
Thunder to grow dim. and married Eichard
J. McCaffrey, a well-known printer of by
gone days. Their married life was happy,
and though she, during the life ot McCaffrey,
received letters from Major Alexander, she
never answered them, loyalty to her hus
band restraining even the friendly reminis
cent and grateful impulse they evoked. Too
much rain had fallen into her life to allow
her to indulge iu sentimentality, and her
active habits had prevented the growth of
Mrs. McCaffrey is again a widow, hut she
spends life very pleasantly and is as active
ly employed as ever. At times she sighs to
go out into the world and resume her old
life, hut the care and education of her
children give her ample employment She
lives uu j: cutsrtti okiccn cawubiuu, uesr ulg
toll-gate, where she has a fine property
which she does not allow the city to confis
cate. She has a lawsuit with the munici
pality now pending in the Supreme Court,
which will determine the location of Fed
eral lane. She also proposes io combine
with those dependent on and intimately con
nected with her and secure 1,500 acres of
Uncle Sam's domain. The privation nec
essary to accomplish this Mrs. McCaffrey
looks upon as a mere picnic. She certainly
looks as though able to go through several
more campaigns. She is an ardent Bepub
lican, but says she has met so many good
Democrats that, like Lincoln, she can live
"with malice toward none and with charity
foT all." Dotjthttt.
IiERE IS A TRICK.
How to Get a Free Bide Easily on the Cable
A great many-people ride free on the vari
ous cable lines now. They simply present
either a $2 or $1 bill to the conductor. Iu
nine cases out of ten that official cannot
make change. The passenger has tendered
money and, although the conductor cannot
accept it, he dare not put the passenger off.
The trouble is that a cable car carries
twice as many people as one of the old
horse cars. Twice as many large bills are
presented, and soon the conductor is cleaned
out of small change. The traction com
panies give the conductors no more change
than formerly, although business is in
creased. People with avaracious instincts have
found this out and are always flashing up
big bills. The writer has seen as high as
five men riding free on one car.
THE SALE COMPLETE.
Papers Finally Signed In the Brighton Turn
It was again rumored yesterday that the
Pennsylvania Bailroad Company had
bought up the stock of the Allegheny and
New Brighton Turnpike, as a means of
shutting off the Bellevue Electric Bailway.
When investigated by a reporter of The
DISPATCH, it was found that the report
originated from the consummation of the
sale of the turnpike to a syndicate headed
by Joseph S. Brown. This syndicate has
paid $90 per share for the stock, and as its
members are interested in the Bellevue
Electric and Pleasant Valley Bailroads, the
former line will undoubtedly be built
It was authoritatively denied yesterday
that the Pennsylvania Company had any
thing to do with the deal.
100,000 lb, of Chocolnt Blenier.
This is the fabulous figure which the
manufacture of the Chocolat Menier
amounts to every day and which is exported
to every city of the whole world.
There is nowhere to-day an important
grocery or confectionery house that does not
take pride in furnishing to their customers
the Chocolat Menier, whose incomparable
quality, although moderate in price, makes
it universally sought for.
The secret of the great reputation of this
house, which has received the highest
awards at all international exhibitions,
comes from the excellence of their manu
facture, which is assured by their uiique
facility of obtaining the best natural prod-
rtiti-a nnn taninn naflaa all nnmnatltmn wi
The first quality ot cacao imported by the
company's own 'vessels from the country
where it is produced, and the chief of which
consists of 7,500 hectares of plantations in
Nicaragua, and crystalized sugar of the
purest quality manufactured at its large su
gar refinery at Boye (France).
The Chocolat Menier prepared from these
substances and by processes ot the greatest
perfection recommends itself by its nutritive
'and digestive properties, by it's pure taste
and exquisite flavor. These qualities are
nowadays looked for by all classes of society
in making use of this wholesome and invig
In a word, the actual importance of this
product is shown by the fact that the Choco
lat Menier has a' yearly sale of 50,000,000
In Soeond-Hnnd Pianos and Organs.
Pianos, $50. Organs, $25.
At Meilob & Hoene's.
In order to close out our second-hand
pianos and organs, we cut some of the fol
lowing second-hand pianos down as low as
Stoddart, Weser, Steinway, Naveson,
Hole, Lighle & Newton, Chickering, Gil
bert, Scherr, Blume and other pianos.
Among our second-hand organs are: Ster
ling, Prince, Estey, Smith, Kimball, Cen
tury, Wood and others; some of these as low
as $25. Any of the above instruments will
suit beginners nicely. We will arrange easy
monthly payments, and will at any time ex
change again for new instruments. If you
want a bargain, call soon on
MELLOE & HOEKE,
Palace of Music, 77 Fifth ave.
J. G. BENNETT ds CO.,
English and American Hats, Corner Wood
Street and Fifth Avenue.
Yes, I have concluded hereafter to buy
my hats at Bennett's. I find their styles
correct, their goods as represented and their
assortment of imported and American hats
the largest They are agents for:
Youman, Fifth avenue, New York.
Dunlap & Co., Fifth avenue, New York.
Stetson & Co., Fifth avenue, New York.
Heath & Co., London.
Christy & Co., London.
Lincoln, Bennett & Co., London.
Double Headed Baby Carriages
For twins, and a variety of 80 styles single
carriages, (he neatest finish and cheapest in
the city, at Lauer's Toy House, 620 Liber
Boys' Salts. People's Store.
Ladies who want their boys neatly dressed
should not miss seeing the nice tilings we
are showing at modest prices.
Gampbem. & Dick.
Whiskies, Wines, brandy, gin, etc., etc.
Schuetz, Benziehatiseh & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st, cor. of First ave.
The family trade supplied with choice
old wines aud liquors at G. W. Schmidt's,
95 and 97 Fifth Ave., City.
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SATT&DAY, MAY 4,
A COW A COMMONER
In the Unregenerate Village of Beayer
Falls, Near Quay's.
SHE IS INSURED AND MAI E0AM
Until a Locomotive Hakes the
Payable in $40 Cash,
ANTI-COW COUNCILS KNOCKED OUT
The cow has been domesticated so
that there Is at present no orignal
known to remain, and she wears well, being
abont as popular as she ever was, though the
supposition held by some city people that
some breeds give buttermilk and others un
fermented, is erroneous.
In no place in this country is the cow held
in higher estimation than in Beaver Falls,
near the home of Senator Quay. The Arabs
thought so much of her that Mohammed de
voted a chapter in his Bible to an enumera
tion of her virtues; but, notwithstanding,
the Arabs held a divided allegiance, de
pending largely on the camel for milk, and
to an extent on the ass and goat In Beaver
Falls the cow reigns supreme over every
thing except the locomotive. With all her
virtues she is stupid or stubborn, and fre
quently falls a victim to this idiosyn
crasy. To overcome this and the attendant loss
the town maintains two cow societies. One
is au insurance organization and the other
is mainly composed of Pittsburgers, stock
holders in the Beaver Falls Co-operative
Glass Factory. The distinguishing feature
of the latter is that it has little or nothing to
do with cows, while the former has every
thing to do with them and the
"rVELFABE OP THEIB OWNERS.
When a cow refuses to yield right of way
to a locomotive her owner gets $40. The
society is run on the mutual plan, and is
very simply conducted, nothing- of the
tontine stripe rendering it intricate.
But of late years a spirit of restrictive
.conventionality has beengrowingln the town
of niggerheads left by the glaciers, and last
year's Council passed an ordinance requir
ing people to keep their cows off the streets
and commons. As was proper the law cre
ated much indignation, for how could the
generous, free hearted cow of Beaver Falls
be expected to descend to the level of her
sisters in the city dairies stand in a stable
full of filth and noisome smells and yet be
expected to pay dividends in pure milk?
Beaver Falls people swore they would never
consent to drink chalk and water like other
city people, and they very properly rele
gated the obnoxious lawmakers to private
When the confining ordinance was passed
cow stock fell as rapidly in the town as did
Chartiers Natural Gas stock last summer
when the dividend suspension was an
nounced, and, when the issue of the elec
tion HTJKQ IS THE BALANCE,
with chances apparently in favor of the
stabling party, cows were as cheap as bull
beef at a penny a pounc. One man offered
a high-stepping-proud-spirlted-grade Jersey
ot majestic mien for $35, but got no offer.
Finally an outsider appreciated -her worth
and called for her, but meantime the owner
heard a rumor that the new Council would
be a pro-cow-liberty one, aud the price of
that cow went up $5 in less than three
Shakes of a lamb's tail. She was
still cheap; but the would-be buyer
hesitated and was lost Bevised returns
showed a majority for repeal of the ordin
ance, and every click of the ticker showed
that cow stock was rising; and now that cow
isn't for sale under any ordinary circum
stances. The cows will still continue to crop the
tender grass of the commons, and occasion
ally get knocked off the railroads and
"drowsy tinklings lull the distant fold" as
of yore. The people are. willing to stand
the encroachments of factories, paved streets,
electric lighting and general prosperity; but
they will never, no never, agree that their
cows shall be immured while they are able
to strike a blow for pure mils: and bovine
SIPTINGS FfiOlI JUSTICE.
Concise Statements of Litigations
Make Many Men Mad.
Jakes W. Friend yesterday received a ver
dict for 83,431 84 against the city of Pittsburg
In a Bull to recover on bonds.
Two suits for dlyorco were entered yester
day, Samuel Cuccarese against his wife Mary
for infidelity and Matilda J.Roth against Peter
Roth for desertion.
A BILI. In equity was filed yesterday by
George Hoon and wife against John Cleland
and wife, asking for the partition of pronerty
In Robinson township.
The suit of Albert Kaiser against Charles L.
Flaccas to recover damages for the loss of an
arm while working In the defendant's factory
is still ou trial before Judge Stowe.
The jnry is out In the case of the U.Baird
Machine Company against Joseph A. Steen
and Wm. P. Getty, assignee, a suit in replevin
to recover machinery sold to Steen.
As inquest in innacywas held yesterday on
John E. Moore, aged 44 years, and he was de
clared a lunatic. Tbe care of his estate was
given to his mother and brothers and sisters,
be having no wife or children. .
A cuarteb was filed yesterday in the Re
corder's office for the Pittsburg Electric Scale
Company. The capital stock of tbe company
is (10,000, divided Into 100 shares. Tbe direc
tors are if. W. Rankin, John W. Nevin, Charles
E. Billon, W. F. BickeL J. S. Reymer, R. B.
Petty and F. O. Paulson.
A bili. in equitywa s filed yesterday by John
T. Marland against William S. and Thomas L.
Pendleberry. The plaintiff alleges that be
formed a partnership with the defendants for
the repairing of boilers, etc., to be known as
W. S. Pendleberry, Son & Co.. and be alleges
tbat he bas not got an eqnal share of tbe pro
ceeds ot the firm and thinks they are trying to
crowd him out He therefore asks tbat a re
ceiver be appointed.
AN argument was had yesterday afternoon,
before Judge Slagle, in the eqnlty case of tbe
Scbool District of Crescent Township against
the P. &L.E.R.R.CO. The suit Is for an in
junction to restrain the railroad company from
taking possession of land belonging to the
scbool, which the company claims, under its
right of way grant Attorney Bncbanan ap
peared for the plaintiff, and Attorney Reed for
tbe defendant Judse Slagle reserved hi3 de
cision. To. Day's Trial Lists.
Criminal court Commonwealth vs John and
Mrs. M. Boyle, Albert Freyer, Samuel Meyer,
Tbomas McCloy, Cornelius Thomas All on (2),
William Glew, Catherine Schmidt G. W,
Scott, John Gilluly, Thomas Clark, James Car.
G. TV. SCHMIDT.
95 and 97 Fifth Avenue, PIttsbarg, Fa.
The largest holder of fine old Bye and
Bourbon whiskies in the United States
offers in bond or tax paid th,e following
Gibson, Melvale, ilonticello. Dougherty,
Jit Vernon, Hannisville, Overholt, Guck
enheimer, Hermitage Moss, Large and G.
W. H, McBrayer. Old Crow, Hermitage,
Bond & Billiard, O. F. C. Carlisle, Hume,
Hellwood and Nelson. Telephone dum
Make no Mistake
In buying yonr, furniture, go to the manu
facturer, aud save money. There is only
one in the twin cities and their goods iind
rices defy competition. Therefore go to
i. Seibeft & Co., cor. Lacock and Hope
streets, near railroad bridge, Allegheny.
Whiskies, wines, brandy, gin, etc.n
' - SCHUETZ. EESZIEHATJSEN & CO.tl
21 w asa HKiMTim st,,ow. ot.-tirst ave.
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AN BXTEESS EYIL.
Verily, What Class of BasIaeM Is
"Do you see that fellow coming there
loaded down with packages of various
kinds?" said an express man to a reporter.
"Well, he Is what we call an "express
fiend," and there are plenty of his kind in
and about the city.
"Most of them live in small towns, and
they go around taking orders in the morn-J
ing for goods wanted from the city, ana in
the afternoon they come here and make the
purchases. We have no objection to
this, but he takes the parcels,
'puts them in a box. ships them with the ex
press companies at the rate per 100 pounds
to the different towns, and delivers the
goods himself and pockets the quarters. The
result is that the money that would ordi
narily go into the coffers of the express
companies is lost.
"The express agents are powerless to pre
vent the operation of the scheme. I may
suspect there are a number o f packages for
different persons in one bundle, hut I have
no right to open it to investigate. The ex
press companies pay a heavy license to the
city, but here are a class of hawkers prac
tically who scoop plenty of business by
sharp practice and evade all the city taxes
charged for express privileges."
NO PUBLIC GAMBLING ALLOWED.
The New Mayor of Chicago Ha Had a.
WnrnlDB Order Issued.
Chicago, May a. Chief of Police Hub
bard to-day issued an order to the captains
of police in which he says:
It Is currently reported that gamblers are
flocking to this city from all parts of the coun
try, intending to engage in their unlawful call
ing; or profit from a loose interpretation of the
laws and ordinances governing such matters.
Public gambling will not be tolerated within
the limits of tuts city, and any impression to
tbe contrary which may exist should be at once
corrected. A strict enforcement of the vag
rancy laws directed against this class of people
will rid the city of their presence, and tbe force
is hereby directed to take note of all such per
sons arriving in the city, and those already
here, and if tbey persist in remaining and ne
glect to -engage in legitimate business, they
should be prosecuted accordlngto law.
Mayor Cregier stated that this order was
issued after consultation with him, and that
gaublers will not be permitted to stay in
the city. It had been stated in some of the
newspapers of the city that gambling was
to be treated leniently.
IT LCtoKS 1IISTEBI0US.
How Was the Food Taken by the Ushtfoot
Jefferson Lightfoot, his wife and two chil
dren, have all been ill since Tuesday from
the effects of poison. They ate some cooked
corn and were taken sick within a few hours
after that. Some of the corn left over in a
dish was thrown out to the chickens. It
killed four of the fowls. The family is
colored and lives near the Minersville
school. The parents are in a serious condi
tion, Mrs. IJghtioot being worse than her
Dr. Turfley, the attending physician,
says there is every indication that the poison
was arsenic. The family also drank beer,
aud as Lightfoot himself denies that he ate
the corn, the doctor thinks the beer was
poisoned too. How the poison got into the
food is a mystery.
TO DO JUSTICE IN JDNB.
Grand Jurors Drawn by Impersonators of
tbe Blind Goddess.
The Sheriff and Jury Commissioners yes
terday drew the grand jury for the June
term of Court. They will commence work
on the first Monday in June. The following
is a list of those drawn:
Nathaniel Montgomery: farmer; Charles
Hook, Honor dealer; John W. Carle, agent; Jo
seph A. Link, Jeweler: Hiram Landis, tobac
conist; Nick Stokely, druggist, Morrison
KItchey. farmer: Mike McGill, laborer; Charles
Bnrlbacb, driver; Henrv Erisman, hoemaker;
James Kraus. clerk; Michael King, laborer;
John Hofmeister. plasterer; Patrick Moran,
pnddler; Samuel Calvin, laborer; Thomas Mc
Carthy, gentleman: James Carey, laborer:
Charles Kirscb, barber; Evan Davis, fireman;
David Foster, carpenter; P. F. Sullivan, la
borer; J.,WVHoover, machinist; J. M. Fleming,
real estate agent.
THE DBEADNAUGHT TRIED.
Tho English Engine Brings In a Passenger
Train on Time.
The English engine, "Dreadnaught," was
given a trial by the Pennsylvania road yes
terday. The locomotive brought the Johns
town accommodation in on time.
Superintendent Pitcairn said the only ob
jection he had to the engine was the slow
ness with which it started. It will be given
a further trial on the Ft, Wayne road. The
Dreadnaught in working order weighs 95,
200 pounds. The railroad men all took a
look at it
THE! NEED $150,000.
A Pressing Exigency for Friends of the Ex
position to Face.
Vice President Bindley states that $150,
000 mnst be seenred within 30 days by the
Exposition Society for the erection of Me
chanical .Hall or else there will be no show
this fall. There is enough money pledged
to complete the main building, hut the
other lunds must be subscribed ane.w by the
public. The society has faith in the per
sistency of the public for this emergency.
They Will Get There.
The Prohibitionists are freely circulating
the speech of James F. Wilson, of Iowa,
delivered in the Senate on "The Police
Powers of the State." The pamphlet is
sent out under the Senator's frank, and the
postage is saved. A Eepublican said yes
terday the temperance people were learning
Tho Inspector Hns Not Come Yet.
The unloading of stone for the new post
office building is rapidly progressing. The
men are now hauling seven carloads per
day. The Government Building Inspector,
who was expected to have arrived here yes
terday from Washington, has not yet come.
A SOO-Bnrrel Oil Well.
The Pew & Emerson Oil Company struck
a2Q0-barrelwell yesterday on the Mercer
farm, in Wood county, Ohio. The company
owns about 4,000 acres of territory in that
district and expects to get a new well in
every week for some time to come.
Aafrecbr, the Photographer. Has No Gallery
But is operating his fine Elite Gallery, 516
Market street, Pittsburg, where he makes
fine cabinets, and shows proofs, if young or
The "Dispatch property," fronting 30
feet on Fifth avenue and running back 240
feet to Virgin allev, will be sold at 10
o'clock Monday at "the Court House. See
Sheriff's sale in to-day's Dispatch, Times
and Freiheits Freund.
This is hosiery day hosiery for Indies,
children, men and boys; fast black, 25a up,
in onyx and other celebrated dye.
Bogos & Buhl.
Dr. S. G. Moore, Speclnllit,
In treatment of nervous and chronic
eases 34 Arcb st, Allegheny, Pa.
Beautiful gray kid, suede and silk
gloves at Eosenbaum & Co.'s.
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THE SEYEN SELECTS.
Full Programme for the Concerts of
May's Music Festival.
NOTABLE YAEIETT IS PROMISED,
Tbougb. Popular Operatic Aire ire Pre
NICE NAMES AMONG THE T0CALISTS
With the new Exposition building loom
ing up into such magnificent proportions,
and the prospect that the Music Hall will
be all ready for the May Music Festival,
so keenly anticipated by thousands, every
thing pertaining to the latter must be of
general public interest. The seven concerts
of that grand festival have already been ar
ranged in detail, and the programmes there
for are now presented to the public for the
first time. These musical events of the sea
son, embracing from May 21 to 25 inclusive,
will he characterized by as much of that
variety which is the spice of life as seven
such concerts well could be, without de
parture from the higher grades of composi
tion. The most popular operatic selections
predominate to a degree; hut, as before
stated, there will be variety enough to meet
and satiify all tastes. The programmes for
the seven concerts are appended:
Flrtl Concert Tuttday Evening, May ti.
1. Grand Centennial March Wagner.
Written for the opening of the Phila
2. Frelude,CboraI and Fngne Bach
3. Scenes from "Die Meistersinger".... Wagner
4. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra,
Miss Adele Aus der Ohc.
5. Hungarian Rhapsodic, No. 3 Liszt
6. Cavatina from "Queen of Sheba.... Gounod
MlS3Emma Juch. '
7. Largo for Orchestra Handel
Violin Solo Mr.Max-Bendix.
& The Creation, First Part Haydn
Gabriel Miss Emma Jacn.
Uriel .Herr Paul Kalisch.
Raphael Herr Emll Fischer.
Grand Chorus and Orchestra.
Second Concert Wednesday Evening, May !J
i. Overture "Midsummer Night's
2. Aria from "Fanst" Gounod.
Signor Gulseppe Campanari.
3. Ballet Music from "Henry VHI."
(a. b. c d. c.) Orchestra.
i. Aria from "Don Juan" Mozart.
Mine. Lilli Lehmann-Kallsch.
o. Grand Polonaise, No. 2 Liszt.
8. Cloister Scene. . . .Horace Wadham KIcboll.
Madame Terese Herbert-Foerster,
Mr. Jame T. Ricketson. Signor
Chorns and Orchestra.
7. "Oberon" Weber.
a. Overture Orchestra.
b. Aria Mm e. Lllli Lehmann-Kaliseb.
S. "Siegfried's Idyl" Wagner.
fa, Romania from
9-"j bl"Di"Q,iie'lla p'iri
a. Romania from "Les Huguenots"
Pira," from B Troyatore."
BaB4 V tAUA
Sifmor J tiles Perotti.
10. "Tristan andlsolde" .Wagner.
(Prelude and Finale.)
Isolde's Death: Mme. Lllli Lebmann-Kallsch.
1L "Te Deum"...'. Carl Retter.
Mme. Terese Herbert-Foerster. Mis Helena
Von Doenhoff, Mr. James T. Ricketson,
Signor Guiseppe Campanari. Grand
Chorns and Orchestra.
Third Concert Thursday Afternoon, MaySZ.
OBJLSV WAONEB HATCIEE.
a. Grand March
b. Aria. "Dich Thture Halle"....
Mme. Terese Herbert-Foerster.
c. "Evening Star" Song
Blgnor Guiseppe Campanari.
d. "Elizabeth's Tfrayer"
Miss Emma Jucb.
2. Prelude to "Parsifal" (The Holy
3. "Waldweben" (81e-frled and the
Woodbird) from "Siegfried"
4. Spinning Chorus and Ballad, from
Senta Mme, Terese Herbert
Foerster. Mary Miss Helena Von Doen
hoff. Female Chorus and Orchestra.
6. Overture "The Flying Dutchman"..
6. Grand Duo from "The Flying Dutch
man" Senta.. ..Miss Emma Jucb.
Tbe Dutchman. . .Signor Guiseppe
7. Kaisermarch ,
Fourth Concert Thursday Evening, May IS.
1. Overture "William Tell" Rossini
2. Lysiarts Ana from "Knrvanthe" Weber
Herr Emil Fischer.
3. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. E
Miss Adele Aus der Ohe.
4. Cayatlna, "Salve Dimora," (from
Signor J ales Perotti.
5. Rbapsodle, for Orchestra Lalo
6. Grand Terzette, from 'WtlliamTell" .Rossini
Signor Jules Perotti. Signor Guiseppe
Campanari. Herr Emil Fischer.
7. The Cathedral Scene from "Lohen
Grand Chorus and Orchestra.
8. "The Deluge". 8aIntSaens
Mme. Terese Herbert-Foerster. Miss Helene
von DoenhoO, Mr. James T. Ricketson,
Herr Emil Fischer, Grand
Chorns and Orchestra.
Fifth Concert Friday Eientng, MaytC
L "Lohengrin." urelnde -
2. "Elsa's Dream". -
Miss Emma Jach.
3. "Tannbauser," Grand Bacchanale
Venus... .Mme. LI1II Lehmann-Ralisch.
Tannhanser. Herr FanI Kalisch.
4. "Die Walkure," Lovo Duo.
Sieglinde Miss Emra-i Jncb.
Siegmund Signor Jules Perotti.
5. "Die Walkure." "Wotan's Farewell and
Magic Fire Scene"
Wotan Herr Emil Fischer.
6. "Gotterdainimerung," Siegfried's Death and
Siegfried Herr Paul Kalisch.
7. "Gotterdajmmerung." Grand Finale
.j. Brunhilde.. Mme. Lilli Lehinanu-Kalhjch.
Sixth Concert Saturday Afternoon, May IS.
It Huldlgung's Marcb Wagner
2. Aria from "Roberto" Meyerbeer
Mme. Terese Herbert-Foerster.
8. Solo for Violoncello, from Suite, Op. 3
a. Andante ) .
6. Seranata Mr. Victor Herbert.
c Tarantella )
i. "Bal Costume," (for OrchestraJ.Rublnstein
a. Cosacqne and Russlene.
b. Pasha and Alma.
c. Toreador anil Andalne.
5. "I HayeLostMy Eurydice," Orpheus....
Miss Helene von Doenholf.
6. Aria from "Aida, ......Verdi
Signor Jules Perotti.
7. "Scenes Picturesque," Massenet
8. Andante from Fifth Symphony.. Beethoven
9. "Love Sone."l Ad. M. Foerster
Mme. Tenae Herbert-Foerster.
10. Tarantella di Bravura, for Piano Xlszt
Miss Adele Ans der Ohe.
11. Allegretl6 Scherzando front Eighth
12. Cavatina, "ErtanU" Verdi
Signor Guiseppe Campanari.
13. "Doris," a Pastorale.. .Etbclbert W.Neyln
Miss Agnes VogeL
It Wedding Marcb, Midsummer Night's... ....
Seventh Concert Saturday Evening, May te.
L "Halleluiah" Chorus from "Christa"
2. SelscMoasfrom "FideMo,"..... .
a. Grand Overture "Leosore," No. 3,
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Male Volees asd Orchestra,
a Ttnaitn tHAeiie sad Florctttu, Vj
Fidelle: Msse. Ldll Lehmana-KsitoelS
J! loretwa: jar. ru ajuisco.
8. Selections from "BgEsoBt"
b. Clarcaes'sSoflflB Miss Earn Jnch..
1 TheNintH Svmpouy,..w.............. . -.
Soloists: Miss Kama' Jack, Hiss Helen
yon Doenhoff, Herr Paul Kalisch,
Herr Emit Fischer, Grand
Chorus and Orchestra.
LATE-NEWS IN BIIEP.
Hrnrr rimmAtt of the Geological Societr.
has been appointed biographer ot the census.
J. L. Woodbridee, of CoffljeeMcut; superin. l
tendent of the division of ssppliss ia the Post,
office Department, has resigned.
A. Bogardus. of Rochester. N. Tt, has, been ,
appointed superintendent of msl-Is atjBoches
ter, yice M. E. Toomej, resigned., y
The courts have decided that Kew Orleans
must pay back taxes on drainage! IssptoTe
ments to the amount of 2,00aoea L.
From Information received freaalSan
Francisco It is nTnAPtMl that thn new 'cruiser
Charleston will go -on her trial trip aextTaes-
William J. Pollock, of Kansas, hasbeasvip- ,
pointed chief cleric to the Second Asttstaat
Postmaster General, vice James T. Brtece;e
C.L.4L.T. Frye. shoe manufacturersTe
Marlboro, Mass., havo mado an asBlgnmeat,
Liabilities, $50,000. Two hundred hands.aw
thrown out of employment. ., jJJ
William Alrord Terrell, of Jfendeisos,,
Tex., and Gordon Graham Heiner, of Klttan
nincPav, have been appointed by"thetPrssi
dent as cadets to the Military Academy. J
About 700 quarrymen iu the various quar
ries near Joliet, 111., went on strike yesterday
for an advance of 25 cents per day in wages."-It
is believed that the matter will be settled soon.
A terrible tragedy occurred at Blair.'La
yesterday afternoon. A merchant named Mel
wick shot his wife and two children, set Are to
his residence and burned the boales of his vic
tims with it, and then shot himself.
Captain Murrell, ot tbe steamship Mis
souri, nas been presented with a gold medal by
the Grand Lodge of Masons of Maryland, in
further recognition of his services in rescuing
the passengers of the steamship Danmark.
Captain Murrell is a Mason.
Commlssioner'Tanner, of the Pension
Office, bas caused the - rolls of bis office to bo
searched for the purpose of ascertaining the
number of ex-soldiers who are drawing pensions
for total blindness at the rate of S72 per month.
The number is found to be 853.
Messrs. Camp fc Sons have informed tha
Bureau of Construction and Repair, nnder data
of the 1st instant, that tbey propose to put
steam on the engines of c uiser No. 3 (Balti
more), on the 6th instant, and to go on a pre
liminary trial trip on the 15th of June.
At a meeting ot tbe striking street car
drivers at St. Paul the strike was declared off.
and the men will go back to work at the re
duced wages. Tbe company made the conces
sion of agreeing to treat the men well, regard
less of their affiliations with labor unions.
Secretary Tracy bas determined to give coil
steam boilers a practical trial, to. test their
value for use in large naval vessels. Secretary t
Whitney toot the preliminary steps toward j'
such a trial, and some manufacturers built tho -i
boilers for the test, but as tbe end of tbe ad- :
ministration was drawing near, the project was -
A two-horse coich containing several per
sons was struck by a train on tbe Pennsylvania -Railroad
at Brldesburg crossing yesterday
morning, and the coach demolished. Two of .
its occupants, F. K. Woinrath and James Dun-
gan, were killed and three others injured. Tha
coach was filled with local politicians of Frank- 3
ford, returning from a jollification ,
Postmaster General Wanamaker has in-
structed tbe postmasterat Arkansas Cltv.Kan.. ,
to forward to Guthrie all mail addressed to
Edmond Wharton, Alfred, and other points in -Oklahoma,
where there are no postafflces. Ha ,
has also directed tbe postmaster at Guthrie to i
deliver such mail to tbe persons addressed, f
upon satisfactory evidence of identity.
' Dfspatches from Decatur, Galesburg, Mon J
ticello and Tuscola, I1L. and Wabash, Craw- ;
fordsville and Covington. Ind., report heavy :
frost during tbe past two nights. In many
places small fruits are reported knied,,and j
many vegetables and potatoes are frozen to tha 3
ground. In somo pans snow fell, and at CraSr- f,
fordsville ice formed one-quarter ot an lrih J
The row which was raised at NewTc
over tbe reported presentation of a Gra
Army badge to- Governor Gordon, of Georf
uy uenerai J. Madison uralte, turns out to
a tempest In a teapot. No Grand Army ba
was given. It was a veteran zouave bit ..
badge, made from captured rebe? cannon..
uenerai xiraKe laughed when be read tbe aevg
Lazard. Freres &. Co. vesterdav ordered!
S1.OUO.000 in gold bars from tbe New YoTk assay
office lor shipment to France. Brown Bros. 41
uo. nave tasen 5ow.au in gom Dars lor snm
ment to England. Kidder. Peabodv & Co3
have ordered J00O.WO gold for export to LotWl
uon. ATDncKie iros. nave oniereu Jouu.uwj
for exporlto Europe. Total gold ordered jej
The President and the Secretary of the In-"
terior bive called upon United States officials
ill Oklahoma, charged in the report of tbe in
spectors of the Interior Department with cor
rupt practices in connection with public lands
in tbat Territory, for any explanation or state
ment tney may uesire to mate relative inereto.
The report of the inspectors will not be mads
puDuc at present.
Tbe funeral of 'Sauire Pierce Dewey, ant:
old California, took dace yesterday from, the 3
Collegiate Dutch Reformed Chnrcb. NewYork f
City. Rev. C.B. Coe conducted the services,, ,
and the interment was at Woodlawn Ceme- -S
tery. Among those in attendance were
Chauncey 31. Denew. Eugene Kelly, Whltelaw
Reid, William Florence, Joseph J. O'Donobne,
D. O. Mills and a large delegation from the
Union League Club.
Alexander Sklllen, who had been under ar
rest at Oswego, N. V., since Saturday last,
on a charge of being one of tbe perpetrators of
tbe brutal assault upon Mate Josephs, of tha
schooner Jobn Scbuette, of Toledo, was yester
day afternoon admitted to ball in the sum of
$2,000, pending an examination. Sf rvJosepbs is
at tbe hospital and Is convalescing. Tbe exam
ination of the other three Union sailors
charged with being participants In the assault
on Mr. Josephs has not been held.
A ghastly accident was witnessed in one of
tbe principal streets of Indianapolis yesterday
when a team attached to a wagon loaded with
coffins, containing corpses that were being
transferred from an old cemetery to a new one,
became frightened and Tan away. While dash
ing down the street at breakneck speed tba
tongue dropped and plowed into the ground.
Tbe wagon was upset, and the force of it car
ried it forward, landing it upon the backs ot
tbe horses. Coffins were scattered along the
street. Ono bnrst wide open, and the skull ot
the skeleton rolled on tbe ground, while bones ,
were thrown about promiscuously.
DECLARING A D1TIDEND.
The Annual Meeting ot tbe Wheeling Natu
ral Gas Company.
The annual meeting of the Wheeling Nat
ural Gas Company will be held in Wheeling
next Monday. The company has notde-t
clared a dividend since 1887; but the bus!-
ness of tbe corporation has increased to such.
an extent during the last two years that the)
nftnmano tit 111 fl tx 1 1 W ts rf?Str! rlnrtr -fTts wasvSJ
unless they decide to save tbe money, a"nd
put it into a reserve, .a. new Doara oiai-zy
rectors win aiso oe eiectea. --;
For Cruelty to a Child. 'Jr.
Mrs. Coston, a colored woman of the Sev
enteenth ward, was fined 510 by Alderman
Carlisle yesterday for cruelly beating a
little girl named Ida Campbell. Agent
O'Brien, of the Humane
Society, made tha
Doing tbo Work HIraseIC
The Lake Erie people are in no hurry 1
secure an assistant engineer to take Mr."
Patterson's place. For the present Mr. HoIj
brook, is doinz all the work, and will con
tinue to do it for the present. An assistant!
will be appointed later on.
Gibsojt, large, Gucfcenheimer, FineliJI
Dillinger, Overholt, Hannisville ana a
wood pure xye whiskies.
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100 aud 102 Market st, cor. First ave.
The celebrated III. 1853 Pore I
WMolm- tha fin.ct in the United Statesv(
always oe had at G. W. Schmidt's, 95JadJ
97 Fifth Ave., City.
Whiskies, wines, brandy, gin, eta!
SCHTTETZ. Besziehausen & Co.
100 and 102 Market st, cor. of first
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