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Being Sought for by a Large Kumber
of Gentlemen Wlio Want Per
mission From Court to
WHOLESALE AKD RETAIL LIQUOlf.
Two Tlionsand Applications for License Ex
pected to I5e Filed by Jfext
THE SUPEEMC COU&rS WABBLIKGS
ZiUTei Mtny Petitioners ia Ut Dirk u to Thtir Btrt
Mode of Procedure.
That many persons in Allegheny county
believe there is money in selling strong
drinks is evidenced by the fact that Applica
tions for licenses are coming in fast, and
that a rush is expected during the present
At the closing hour yesterdav afternoon
there were 747 applications filed in the
Clerk of Court's office, and it is said that 10
percent or more of the names arc those of
people new to the business. Of the appli
cations 645 were for retail license and the
other 102 for wholesale, brewers' and
bottlers' license. This beats last year's
record 65 to date. Xext Saturday Clerk
McGunnegle will keep the office open until
8 o'clock P. at.
The License Court will convene the third
Monday in March with, so fjras kuown
now, Judge "White on the bench.
Though there are not an unusually larpe
number of applications for license to sell
liquor this year so far filed, ex-Sheriff Hun
ter states that indications point to a consid
erable eventual increase over last year's list.
Thev come in shoals toward the ena of the
time, anil have still a week. He thinks
there will be close to 2,000, with a large in
crease for retail and a diminution of appli
cants lor wholesale license. Mr. Hunter
also thinks it manifest to all who have paid
attention to the mattcrtbat an increase of
saloons such as would wipe out the speak
easies and low grade wholesale houses
would be a great moral gain to the country.
Underbidding Saloons for l'atronage.
The reason assigned is that saloons must
be run with some regard to law and decency,
while unprincipled wholesalers Jiave been
running the vilest kind of joints with
impunity. Some ot these have back rooms
fitted cp with the necessary conveniences
for distribution and a party gointr in at the
front with a pony purse buy a bottle or jug
of liquor and adjourn to the back room to
divide and get fuddled at their leisure, and
there is no way to stop the abuse. The
amount of liquor consumed in this way is
apt to be much greater than it would be
were the drinkers to patronize a saloon, for
thev can drink a pretty fair quality of booze
at 5 cents a drink, by buying it by the
Since some retailers were driven into the
wholesale line they have also done much
mischief in the promotion of drunkenness
in lamilies. "Women who would not go into
saloons fur liquor, and would receive a,
chilly reception if they did, go to a whole
sale house without scruple or hindrance for
a bottle of beer, ale or whisky, and troops of
children can be seen getting the family sup
plies at some houses where the sole object of
the proprietors is to make money, so that
whether the police records do or do not
show it, family drinking has greatly in
creased in the last two or three years.
"Wholesalers Who Dropped Money.
There are two reasons why there will be a
decline in applications for wholesale
license. The first and most effective is that
straight dealers in many sections lost
money last Tear, some as high as 51.000, and
worked lor nothing. The second is the
wabbling of the Supreme Court on the ques
tion as to discretion on the part of license
Judges. The Supreme Conrt ruled in the
Pollard case that when the prescribed quali
fications, good character, citizenship, tem
perate habits, were presented, the Judges
had no discretion. These qualifications
were not all presented in the record in the
Pollard case, but the higher court seems to
have overlooked the defect when that case
A year ago Attornev Emmett Cotton
called attention, through The Dispatch,
that the blanks furnished applicants did
not furnish a form that would stand scrutiny,
and in those he made out for his clients he
interlined the qualifications for which no
blanks were provided. He suggested that
some people niisht come thort if they made
out their blanks as prescribed by the forms,
and the result proved that he was right. In
all the cases certioraried the Supreme Court
went back on itself so far as to allow that
the Judges could exercise a certain amount
of discretionary power.
"When a Pimple Becomes Serious.
Thus, if a man had a pimple on his nose,
or had accidentally gotten a black eye,
either might be sufficient in the estimation
of a Judge to prejudice the cae of an ap
plicant, and vet thatpiniple niisht be noth
ing more than the evidence of the consump
tion of too much pork or of an extended
diet of buckwheat cakes, or it might be the
result of an impoverished condition o' the
blood caused by unavoidable overwork or
worry or might be the result of the appli
cant's ancestors having eaten sour grapes or
of many other things for which the appli
cant should not be held responsible; but,
nevertheless, the rejected has no chance to
submit his photograph for the inspection of
the Supreme Court, and the Judge is uot re
viewable. These tlnugs along with a Judge's
possible bias cannot be certioraried, so some
of those who have fears that their platform
is shaky will apply lor retail license rather
than for wholesale, which they went after
with vim last yearunder the impression that
their position was impregnable.
A Defective Application Blank.
Attorney N. "W. Shafer, however, holds
that if applications are made out in com
pliance with the law the Judges have no
discretion. He finds, as did Cotton, that the
blanks furnished are defective, and unless
amended leave a hole in the applicant's
armor through which a Judge can attack
him with success. One micht suppose that
proof of good moral character would include
"temperate habits," but it is safer to do a
little supererogatory "work, even though it
may be regarded as superfluous.
The circus that at firs: accompanied the
bearings be ore the License Court is not
likely to be a feature this year, as the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union and
the Law and Order associations have come
to the conclusion that the matter is about as
safe in the hands of the judges alone as as
sistance could render it. These organiza
tions may, however, be relied on to furnish
pointers against some people, and the De
partment of Public Safety and the Alle
gheny Police Department are expected to
tnrow the light on the dark side of some ap
The Dangerous Huns.
Three drunken Hungarians created some
excitement on a Central Traction car at the
eud of the line yesterday afternoon. They
refused to get off and rushed at the conduc
tor with revolvers, which they fired in the
sir. The conductor skipped, and so did the
an explosion of gas
Causes the Wreck of a House, Resulting In
a Loss of $3,500 A Mystery as There
Were No Flpes in the Home.
By an explosion of gas at 6:10 o'clock last
evening the residence of William Sellers,
on Cassatt street, was demolished, causing
damage of over $3,500.
The house was a two-story brick with fiye
rooms, owned by J. Jb Good, of 213 Bedford
avenue. At the time Mrs. Sellers was wash
ing the supper fishes, while her sister-in-law.
Miss Sellers "was sitting in front ot the
kitchen lire. A rumbling noise was heard
in the cellar and a terrific explosion fol
lowed, which blew the entire front out
of the houe. The two women rushed out
of the back door and thus escaped injury.
The stairs leading from the dining room to
the second floor were badly wrecked, while
the kitchen wall was blown out and alt the
windows in the house smashed. The furni
ture in the parlor and upstairs bedroom was
llic explosion was attributed to gas. but
just how it got into the house was somewhat
of a mystery, there being neither natural
nor artificial gas in the house, and Mrs.
Sellers stated that there was no light or fire
in any part of the house other than the
kitchen. There are two gas mains on Cas
satt street belonging to the Philadelphia and
People's companies, and it is supposed the
gas leaked into the cellar from one of these
Mr. Sellers' three children were visiting
in Aliegheny Yesterday; had they been at
home a loss of lile might have resulted. An
alarm was turned in from box CO, but the
fire was extinguished before the arrival of
AssUtant Binding Inspector Brown vis
ited the scene shortly after the explosion,
and after an examination condemned the
building. The building was valued at
52,500, and Mr. Sellers' loss will reach
nearly 51,000. There was considerable ex
citement in the neighborhood over the ex
plosion. The people say that the gas mains
leak so badly that the boys often ignite the
gas on the streets for sport.
A DELAYED EJTEBPBISE ABANDONED.
The Contemplated Publication of Another
Newspaper in rittsbuxg Given Up.
The new paper which was projected last
fall under the name of the Sun and the di
rection of Mr. C. D. Briglnm, without be
ing published, lingered along in a state of
alternating hope and uncertainty until yes
terday, when affairs took a shape which, it
is announced, gave a quietus to the contem
plated enterprise. The gentlemen who were
expected to back the venture were deterred
by the result of the Xovember election, as
well as the outlook for any new newspa
pcrial attempt here. Senator Quay, and
others among local politicians who were
active on behalf of Mr. Delamater, some
time ago drclared their purpose of drawing
out. This was not done, however, before an
office had been rented on Filth avenue, a
press purchased, also type and other fixtures.
"Various attempts were made to get others
interested, bnt without success.
Yesterday matters ranie to a climax by a
final telegram from Washington embodying
an ultimate and positive declination. The
office, by the statements of those interested,
was cloved, and the press was shipped back
to New York by a representative ot the firm
of Hoe & Co., iho was here for the pur
pose. It is stated hv come ot those inter
ested that about $20,000 was sunk m the
preparations before the abandonment yes
terday. DEATH LEFT HIM FBIENDLESS.
Uttlo John McCanley Tolls a Sad Story to
There is a lS-year-old boy at the Central
station who gives his name as John Mc
Cauley, and says that he is an orphan, with
out home or money. '
The boy states that bis father died two
years ago on Perrysville avenue, Allegheny,
and after that he went to live with his aunt,
Annie McCauley, at No. 94 Stewart street,
Allegheny. About six mouths ago his aunt
died, andsince that time he has been roam
ing about the streets, living as best he
could. The boy said that he had relatives
in the city, but just where thev live he does
not know. An effort will be made to find
TWO ABBESTS MADE.
Hungarians Charged With Throwing a
Bottlo Through a Car Window.
On Thursday, while the limited was pass
ing Bens creek, near Gallitzin, some one
threw a whisky bottle through a window
which struck Mrs. A. Keeie on the fore
head, making a painful g.ib. Special
Agent Hampton Houghton, of the Pennsyl
vania road, went to work on the case, and
yesterday he arrested two Hungarians,
charging them with the offense. There is a
third one yet to be caught.
Mr. Houghton says the circumstantial
eyidence is strong against them, and he
feels sure be has the men who threw the bot
tle. They were drunk, and were seen near
the place about the time it occurred.
A UTILE BLAZE DOWN TOWN
Attracts a Crowd of 10,000 Persons to See
the Firemen Work.
About 11 o'clock last night fire was dis
covered in the attic ot 411 Smithfield street
An alarm from station No. 24 was turned
in by Officer Kilty, and the blaze soon ex
tinguished. The attic was unoccupied, and
the damage was but slight The third floor
of the building is occupied by Fred Gutt
man, a dealer in uniforms and regalias, and
his place received no injury. The ground
floor is occupied by the cigar store of J.
Khodes Miller & Co. The fire is supposed
to have been caused by a defective chimney.
Ten thousand persons watched the work
of the firemen with great interest.
AS BLIND AS THE STEED.
Troubles of Andrew Green, Who Was
Gulled in a Hone Trade.
A charge of false pretense wjs entered be
fore Alderman McMastcrs yesterday against
Thomas Devine by Andrew Green.
Green claims that Devine sold him a
blind horse that was worthless. Devine,
he alleges, represented to him that blind
horses could pull more than those with good
eyes. On this recommendation Green paid
535 for the borse, and subsequent events
proved that the horse could hardly move
BOBBED AT A BECEPTIOH.
G nests of W. Dewees Wood looted by a
Well-Dressed Sneak Thief.
A bold robbery was committed last even
ing at the residence of W. Dewees Wood,
corner of Marion and Forbes streets. The
regular Saturday night reception was being
held. During its progress a thief entered
the house and secured a sealskin sacque,
several overcoats, a diamond breastpin and
a pair of silver bracelets. The matter was
reported to the police.
It is presumed that the -thief was well
dressed, else he would readily have been de
tected. AN IHFAHT B0BBEB.
little Henry Coll Tries to Tap a Milkman's
A little fellow about 13 years old named
Henry Coll was arrestud by Officer Sbultz,
of Aliegheny, last evening, on the allega
tion that be had attempted to rob the till of
a milk cart on Preble avenue.
The boy made the attempt in all serious
ness, but there was nothing in the till to
steal bnt an old passbook, and he took that.
He was locked up for Mayor Wyman's dis
De. B. M. Haiwa. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 720 Penn
street Pittsbnrg. Pa. s&su
OFFERED A'NEW CUKE
Allegheny Straggling Under a Load
of Curative Legislation.
FIGHT TO DIVIDE KURAL WARDS.
Representation in Select Council to Be
.Based on Knmbers.
CITIZENS' MEETINGS WILL BE CALLED
Allegheny, the infant second class city,
is in danger of being smothered with the
remedies offered for a solution of its diffi
culties. At least three new ones were offered at
the meeting of the Finance Committee last
night. The meeting also developed the fact
that the great fight oVer the division of
wards is but an effort to have some of the
strong men who represent the outside wards
remain in Councils, although the apparent
necessity of an increase in the membership
of the Select branch makes a charming
At the opening of the meeting Mr. Elphin
stone's revised edition of the Rynd bill
received a damper from an informal opinion
given by Knox & Heed, in which they
claimed the bill was unconstitutional in a
number of points. The City Attorney, how
ever, relys on the hope that D. T. Watson
will give a different opinion. In case this
bill fails, Mr. Elphinstone has another to
offer. The new plan is to have n general
law regulating the basis of representation
in Common Councils the same as in Pitts
burg, and, also, to have the representation in
Select Councils based on a similiar method,
instead of having one from each ward.
Z: Little Tinio in Which to Do the Work.
It is not thought possible to have curative
legislation passed in time for the coming
election, but it was thought that special elec
tions could be held afterward.
Although this remedy was suggested, tone
ol the members of the committee seemed
enthusiastic over it. Mr. Wertheimer
wanted the city divided into 18 or 20'
wards irrespective of present lines, and he
wanted the division made by a board of
viewers appointed by the court Mr.
Kennedy wanted only the rural wards
divided as they were the only ones that
could be cut up in time lor the election, and
the great fight of the evening was made on
the principal that as the rural wards
were the ones where the most
work was to be done thev ought to have a
greater representation. Some claimed it
was not right to divide anv ward without
dividing all. The fight was so warm that
even personalities were exchanged, but all
ended in harmony. The motion to have all
the wards divided that desired a division
was passed unanimously, and now citizens'
meetings will be held in each ward to de
cide whether they want any division.
A Special Saturday Night Meeting.
The special meeting of the Finance Com
mittee was called last night to receive Mr.
Elphinstone's modification of the Rvnd
oui. An intormal session was neld Deiore
Mr. Elphinstoue arrived. Arthur Kennedy
opened with the announcement that both the
Bynd bill and Mr. Elphinstone's substi
tute were unconstitutional. He had
held -a consultation with Knox &
Iteed who declared the bills were unconsti
tutional for a number of reasons. The main
one was because they were retrogressive and
in direct opposition to recent Supreme Court
decision, which said: "Allegheny has
passed easily into a second-class city." Any
legislation to take it out of that class would
be unconstitutional. It would also be estab
lishing tno classes of second-class cities.
Mr. Kennedy then continued that the
only way to add to the number id. Select
Council was to divide the outside wards
which desired a division. Most of them have
two schoolnouses and are so situated as to
make the division easy and just. He argued
that while the second and third might be
divided it would require a great deal ot time
to make the change, and that could be done
later. He believed the rural wards needed
to be divided so that too much work would
not rest on one man where so many tni
proveinets were needed.
An Appeal to Court Wanted.
Mr. Wertheimer wanted to have the
Court petitioned to appoiut a commission of
five men to divide the city into 18 to 20
wards irrespective of present lines, and' that
the matter of the school question be left to
the care of the Board of School Controllers.
This raised a discussion on the question
of representation in Common Councils iu
which Mr. Dahllnger suggested that the
representation in that brunch should be on
the same basis as in Pittsburg, and that the
special net for Pittsburg be made general so
as to inrlude Allegheny.
Mr. Elphinstoue then appeared and said
that although Knox & Heed belirvtd his
bill unconstitutional he till believed D. T.
Watson would give a different opinion. He
then took up Mr. Dahlinger's suggestion
and said he believed the. diffi
culty in having a sufficient number
of Select Councilmen could be settled by
having the representation in that branch
based on one member for every so many tax
ables.and thns escape the necessity of divid
ing the wards. He said he would prepare a
bill nn this plan and submit it to the Joint
Legislative Committee of Pittsburg and Al
legheny Councils at its next meeting.
Senator Neeb, who wts present, joined
with Mr. Elphinstoue in the statement that
it would he impossible to secure auy legis
lation in time or the February election.
However, Mr. Elphinstoue thought legisla
tion could be secured and special elec
tions ordered later on.
Mr. Wertheimer then renewed his motion
to have the wards divided by commissioners
appointed by the Court, but he could find
no one to second it.
Then some more talk was" indulged inj as
to the proper way to divide the wards, -and
what wards ought to be so divided. The
opportunity was used by the members to
make speeches on the matter. Mr. Kenne
dy believed the rural wards that covered so
much territorv ought to be cut up,
notably the Eleventh and Tenth, in
pnference to the stniller and more
compact town wards. Mr. Lane held
that the rural wards ought not to be divided
if the residents were uot in sufficient num
ber to warrant the representation. Mr.
Cochrane opposed the divisiou of outlying
wards, for the reason, he said, that it would
allow their Councilmen to secure legislation
for improvements that the whole city would
be compelled to pay for.
Beauties of the Bnral Districts.
Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Hunter made
lengthy addresses, in which the beauties of
the rural districts were pictured in truly
glowing colors, Mr. Kennedy holding that'
tne marcn ot improvement was toward the
hills of Allegheny, and thev should be al
lowed plenty o; renrescntation in Councils,'
wniie J)ir. xmnier jiugereu more largely on
the coming solidity of the s,uburbi as the
substances where the city's revenue would'
come trom if thev were riot barred out of
Councils. He then compared Allegheny to
Pittsburg aud said the government of the
latter was ten times as good ns that of the
former, and hoped the morn was dawning
when Allegheny would awaken from its
Mr. Kennedy tried his hand at making
motions. He moved that it was the sense of
the committee that the rural wards shonld
be divided if the residents so desired.
Mr. Wertheimer was again heard Irom
with an amendment, to the effect that "such
other wards" as may desire to be
divided be included. Then the disserta
tions began anew, not either for or
against the question really, but haphazzard
and hardly bearing on the question accord
ing to the Chairman's ruling. .Finally after
an hour's talk of this kind somebody called
the question, and when every member de
clared he was heartily in, iaror of it the
whole committee laughed aloud at the idea.-
and possibly the absurdity, of- all their
PITTSBURG - DISPATCH.
purposeless talk. The motion was carried
unanimously and will be reported to Coun
cils. Mr. Cochrane then made a motion to ttie
effect that the City Solicitor be instructed
to prepare an ordinance providing that the
representation in Council be based on the
same number of resident taxables as that of
Before deliberating on the matter it wag
carried, 'and when some of the Common
Councilmen, notably Mr. McDonald and
Mr. Hunter, saw what was done they ob
jected, but it was too late, and the commit
tee adjourned before the matter could be re
considered. If the ordinance is adopted it
will cut down Common Council one-half.
WORKING THE WRONG MAN.
A Xoung Han Takes Detective McSweeney
for a Sucker, but Skips When He Discov
ers His Mistake Not Much Counterfeit
Money in Circulation.
United States Detective- Daniel McSwee
ney was very much amused at the Union
depot last evening.
Dan likes to be taken for a countryman
once in a while, to have a little fun-with
crooked people. When the detective sat
down in the station, and put on an old-fashioned
pair of glasses, a young man near by
sized him up, and reasoned that here was a
sucker, so he proceeded to coyly and gently I
work hiai. Mr. McSweeney was very ac- j
commodating and as green as grass, though !
it would be a dilncult job to una auy bay
seed in his hair.
The crook told bim about a woman be had
met here, and incidentally he wanted to
know if Dan had traveled much. "Wall,"
the detective replied, "I was to Besting
once, but that was many years ago." The
detective did not recognize the lellow, but
he was drawing him out in most beautilul
fashion, when a reporter accidentally spoiled'
the fun. At the mention of the name Mc
Sweeney and a question about counterfeit
money the crook grabbed his grip and was
gone in a twinkle. Din wandered around
the depot in search of him, but he had
skipped. He laughed heartily afterward in
speaking of the experience.
To the question about how much counter
feit money is in circulation in theTJnited
States he answered: "I don't believe the
amount will reach more than 100,000. I
am sure there is not more than $15 of coun
terfeit in circulation in Pittsburg. The
street car companies who handle coin exten
sively and the bankers will assure you that
wnat l Bay is true. AsK any of the street
car treasurers and they will tell you that the
amount of counterfeit taken in by them every
year is a trifling sum. Counterfeiters are
watched too closely, 'and it is no easy job to
get their spurious coin into circulation."
B0ME CANDIDATES SUGGESTED.
Two Republican Ward Executive Commit
tees Give Preferences.
At the suggestion meeting of the Twenty
eighth ward Republican Executive Com
mittee, held in the Birmingham school
building last evening, the following named
persons were selected as candidates for the
offices named: School Directors, William
McGarey, A. K. Duff and J. D. Tnomas;
Assessor, Frederick Feiger; Assistant As
sessors, Andrew Hauenstein, 'Emanuel
Jackson and BicHard Perry. Primaries
At the suggestion meeting of the Twenty
sixth ward Republican Executive Commit
tee, held last evening at the Humboldt
school building, the following persons were
named as candidates tor the primaries next
Saturday: School Directors, Henrv Franz,
Kobert W. Blaze, James Penney, John W.
Duff and John M. Clark; Assessors, John
N. Jarrett, Charles Miller, David Baldwin,
John M. Clark and Adam Metz.
ST. DAVID'S SOCIETY BANQUET
To Be Given at the Seventh
The ninth anniversary of the "St. David's
Society, of this city, will be celebrated by"a
Banquet ai the Seventh "AveriueHbfel Jm
March 2. Invitations have been extended
to a number of distinguished Welsh Anient
cans from various parts of the country who
are expected to be present. Among theni
are Hon. Thomas L. James, ex-Postmaster.
General; William Dean Howells, the
novelist; Eev. D. Parker Morgan, of New
York; Hon. Samuel Griffiths, Hon. W. T.
Davies, ex-Lieutenant Governor, and Judge
Noah Davis, of New York.
The committee in charge of the affair is
one which insures a successful and enjoya
ble occasion. It is composed of Ivor
Zicharias, David W.Harris, D. N. Rich
ards, D. D. Boberts, Thomas Morgan, Ed
ward Humphreys and T. E. Jones.
STEPHIAK AND BTJSSIA.
A Talk About the Nihilists That is Sure to
People interested in Bussia and the Nihi
lists of that country will on next Wednes
day evening have an opportunity of hearing
a lecture by Sergius Stepniak, a man who
for the best years of his life was in tint
country, and now he is an outcast. His talk
is directly against the oppression of the
Czar's subjects, and he tells no uncommon
story in the most tragic manner and with
telling oratory. His theme is intensely in
teresting, and the man is one who commands
The lecture is to be given Wednesday
evening, at Old Citv Hall, under the
auspices of the Press Club.
CBAPS WAS THEIB GAME.
Six Colored Men Captured in an East End
Captain Mercer and Special Officer
Sweeny, with several officers, made a raid on
Finley's brick yard, on Frankstown avenue,
East End, last night Six colored men were
arrested and locked up in the Nineteenth
ward police station.
A number of complaints have been re
ported from that neighborhood in regard to
colored men congregating every Saturday
night and engaging in shooting "craps" and
gambling. They always "have a large sup
ply of beer on hand, and in this way the
night is spent When the officers arrived
last night the game was in progress and sev
eral sets of dice were captured by the police.
A MYSTEBIOTJS CUTTIKG.
Albert Carter Goes to Bed Well and Is
l"ound Bleeding to Death
Albert Carter, a colored man employed at
the Black Diamond Steel Works, andliving
on Smallman street, near Thirtieth street
was found in bed by his wife'at noon yester
day with a cut on the right leg. A pool of
blood had formed under the bed, and Carter
When Carter was restored to sensibility
by a physician, he was utterly unable to ac
count for the wound, and the whole matter
is deeply shrouded in mystery. Carter. re
covered sufficiently to go to work at 2.
o'clock this morning.
SCHOOL, OFPICEBS IS TROUBLE, i
Principal Waitman and Director McGrifflth
Charged With Assault and Battery.
Elmer Waitman, principal of the Taren
tuni public schools, and Mr. McGciffith, one
of the directors, have been charged with as
sault and battery by Mrs. Lea. Murray be
fore Alderman McMasters. A hearing will
be held on Monday.
Mrs. Murray has a son about 10 years
old attending the Tarentum schools. She
claims the boy iras unnecessarily beaten
with a rod by Mr. Waitman and then
thrown down stairs by Mr. McGriffith.
Holiday goods in shape of diamonds,
watches, jewelry and musical instruments
arriving daily. Largest line of music
liwsn 1200 Penn nyeoue, 1200.
Family Skeletons Ibat Persist in
Skirmisbios in the Courts.
WHTSOME PEOPLE ARE MISERABLE
A Wealthy Couple Find It Impossible to
Liro in Harmony.
TKEATIKG A PEIS0NBR TO DELICACIES'
Domestic infelicities andbackyard squab
bles between irate women got the usual Sat
urday airing in .the Quarter Sessions yester
day, and there was a vast amount of female
oratory, very impassioned, but not always
on elocutionary principles or rules.
Elizabeth McCleary, of the West End,
said she was willing to maintain herself and
family, but objected to her husband's
threatening to make a premature angel of
her. She said James told her she could sue
him as much as she pleased, as Mr. Minnick
would go his bail, anyhow. He must give
security to keep the peace, and mnst nay the
Maria Devine, or Devinney, asserted that
Lenor.i Breen had thrown water on her, and
threatened to get revenge. Plaintiff had a
cloud of women witnesses, and the alterca
tion became so great that Judge Stowe
warned them to desist, as the Court had no
water handy to throw on the combatants to
separate them. Mrs. Breen was required
to pay the costs and give security to Keep
The case of Mrs. Anne McGinnis against
her husband, William B. McGinnis, came
up. A fine of $25 and costs was im
imposed on him for assault and battery.
The case would have possessed humorous
features, had it not presented so many sad
ones, the family's happiness being wrecked
through an unfortunate incompatibility of
temper which even the possession of $75,000,
beauty, aud an evident appreciation of cul
ture, cannot obviate.
The Causes of a Family Break-Up.
The impression conveyed was that Mr.
McGinnis was a well-meaning but irascible
man, and rather too dogmatic in bis views
of family government to blend with the
spirit of the age, and the fart that his
mother-in-law, brother-in-law and one son-in-law
sided with him, complicated the situ
ation and made it difficult for the court to
prescribe a remedy, tbe more the case
being diagnosed the greater the perplexity
arising. Attorneys Marshall and Keardon
put Mr. McGinnis on the stand and he
denied the allegations of Mrs. McGinnis,
tbe children and witnesses generally. He
said he treated the family as well ns it
treated him. On the subject of support he
said "he had paid $600 to $809 store bills, be
side wash bills and other expenses yearly.
and in addition the family had consumed
the products ot a farm.
Mr. McGinnis also .stated that his beys
went out nights to spelling schools, singing
schools, literary societies and church to an
extent that annoyed him, and when he re
monstrated Mrs. McGinnis and the rest of
the family took their part Be also denied
that he had ever struck Mrs. McGinnis with
with his fist, but admitted that he bad
slapped her on three occasions with his open
Where the Defendant Came to Grief.
Mr. McGinnis, however, came to grief
when he admitted to Judge Stowe that the
yearly expense of maintaining the family
had rot been over 1,200 a vear, which the
Judge regarded as moderate, considering
Mr. McGinnis' circumstances finincially, it
being admitted that he had $45,000 in
money, in addition to real estate ot consid
Ik Mr. McGinnis asserted that at one time
'.not long since he had made overtures to his
wife for a reconciliation, and she had so far,
relented as to throw her arms about his
neck, and tbey kissed and made up, when a
married daughter interfered and destroyed
the entente cordiale.
Mrs. Lang, Mr. McGinness' mother-in-law,
was called to rebut the accusations
made against Mr. McGinnis, when she
astonished the audience by going square
oaeic on ncr daugnter. one gave Mr.'
McGinnis an A No. 1 character for all
general and especially domestic virtues. She
said .Mr. McGinnis not only provided for
his family as well as his means would allow,
but had been very kind to witness. Mrs.
Lang said she was present on tbe Sunday
morning when Mr. McGinnis was charged
with blacking Mrs. McGinnis' eye, and
knew that the charge was not true. Mrs.
Lang took the bits in her teeth when cross
examined by Mr. Haymaker, and refused to
answer questions unless she saw fit, and
ouing to her age she was allowed to have
her own way.
Blood on the Plaintiff's Face.
A witness named Walker thought Mr.
McGinniss averaged pretty well as a family
man, but he had heard him swear at his
boys sometimes. He admitted havine seen
blood on Mrs. McGinniss' qose on the Sun
day morning in question.
Mrs. McGinniss' brother, Mr. Lang, testi
fied that McGinniss treated bis family as
well as its members treated him. On being
asked his business by Mr. Haymaker, Mr.
Lang replied: "I attend to my own busi
ness as well as I'm able." All Mr. Hay
maker was able to make on this head was
that Mrs. Lang and her son were in a way
proteges of the son-in-law and brother-in-law.
J. T. Hoey. a son-in-law of the McGin
niss family, rather inclined to Mr. McGin
John McGinnis, a son, testified that on a
Sunday morning in November his father
had knocked both witness' mother and sis
ter down; had threatened to blow up the
house, and had locked the boys out when
tbey got home late.
Mr. McGinnis explained that he was talk
ing about some men who were grading and
blasting, and be had never said or thought
anvthing about blowing up the bouse him
self. Mrs. Downing, a married daughter, re
affirmed her testimony in faver of her
Too Far Out to Be Reconciled.
Judge Stowe said it seemed evident the
family could not live together in peace,
and he would take the case under considera
tion. Attorney William McElroy next made
application to have a man named Van Fos
sen let out of jail, stating that he could get
work at bricklaying this so t weather, and
would pay bis wife the $5 awarded, if he
were given a chance. Sadie "Van Fossen,
however, ambled up to the bar and objected
decidedly, stating that a woman had been
carrying Van Fossen delicacies to jail. Mr.
McElroy said the woman was Van Fossen's
sister, but this Sadie denied strennously.and
Judge Stowe said il VanTfossen could prove
that his ministering angel was his sister the
proposition to release him would be consid
ered; otherwise he might stay in jail an in
FOECED TO H1BE A HALL.
The Allegheny Authorities Refuse to Ac
commodate a Petitioner.
W. K. Freid, of Allegheny, author of
"America's New Idea," upon questions of
political economy, has been petitioned by
the beads of all the labor organizations, the
newspapers and leading business men, to
publicly give his views more fully. He pe
titioned for the free use of Carnegie Hall,
but the City Property Committee, of Alle
gheny, refused to grant his request. Mr.
Freid's friends will secure Lafayette Hall,
and the date of his appearance there will be'
The action of the Hall Committee is criti
cised, as the signers of Mr. Freid's petition
represent all the workingmen'i organiza
tions in the two cities... ,
AN EXTENSION OF TIME
To Be Asked for by Georce Wrstinghorue,
Jr. Over 30,000 Shares Have Been
Taken, but Other Arrangements Are In
completeJohn A. Brill's Opinion.
George Westinghouse, Jr., arrived from
New York yesterday, and after a consulta
tion with tbe local officials decided to ask
for an extension of the time in which the
40,000 shares of preferred stock must be sub
scribed. He is of the opinion that tbe
whole matter can be straightened up within
15 days. Over 30,000 shares have been dis
posed of, bnt the remainder of tlie 40,000
must be sold ns n part of the first bargain.
Mr. Westinghouse stated that his mission
to New York had proven highly successful
and that negotiations arc now in progress
for a large number of shares of the pre
ferred stock. Some ot the stockholders in
the company are expected to take consider
able of the'stock. At the offices yesterday
letters were received from a great many o"f
the outside creditors, while a number of the
local creditors paid persoual visits and all
took stock. Applications for blocks of thn
stock are now coming iu daily, which shows
that there is still plenty of confidence in tbe
John A. Brill, the Philadelphia street
car builder, was in the city yesterday. He
said he knew of several Eastern men who
were trying to secure control of the West
inghouse motor, and there was danger of i
valuable industry getting away from Pitts
burg. He took preferred stock for what the
company owed him. He added that three
fourths of the street railways being built in
the country will be electric roads.
MAY CAUSE EOS DEATH.
Newsboy Willie Sullivan Poshed From a Car
and Bun Over.
William Sullivan, a 13-year-old newsboy,
is lying at the home ot his parents, 2305
Sydney street, Southside, suffering from in
juries that may cost him his life. Late
Friday afternoon the youngster jumped
upon a Birmingham car on Smithfield street
with a bundle of newspapers under his arm.
The car was very much crowded, and he was
compelled to ride on the platform. When
the car had gone a good distance up Carson
street the boy was either pushed or fell off.
He fell directly in front of a heavy oil
wagon which was coming down the street,
and belore the driver could stop his hones
one of the wheels passed over him, crushing
nis lett thigh. He was taken to his home,
where he was attended by Dr. C. C. Hers
mau, who gives but little hope of his re
covery. The condnctor of the car, E. G.
Davis, and John Beefer, the driver of the
wagon, were arrested and released iu $1,000
bail each by Alderman Succop to await the
result ot the lad's injuries. The conductor
denied any responsibility for the accident,
claiming that the platform was crowded,
and in tbe jostling the boy lost his balance
A 7ATEEB CENSURED
For His Little Son's Connection With the
Death of Catherine Kopp.
Coroner McDowell yesterday afternoon
concluded the inquest on the body of Cath
erine Kopp, the 7-year-old girl who died
from the effects of au injury produced by
being struck with a stone.
Catherine Griffith and John Griffith both
testified to having seen "Whitey" Gorgass
strike the girl with a lump of coal. Dr. J.
B. Sullivan testified to having attended tbe
little girl, and that her death was due to
erysipelas of tbe brain. The erysipelas
started from the wouud on the left eye. Dr.
Sullivan also testified that the wo'uod was
not a necessarily a fatal one had the child
been taken to a physician right away, but
she was allowed to run about and cot cold
in the wound, resulting in erysipelas.
The jury returned a verdict that the girl's
death was due to erysipelas of the brain,
caused by n blow from a lump of coal or
stone nt the bands of Cecil Gorgass, 4 years
and o months old, and that the lather, .terns
Gorgass, be severely censurued lor the overt
act of the' child. ' t-
WILL VISIT WHEELING.
Uniformed Bank, TJ. A. M., to Parade With
the Juniors of West Virginia.
The State Council, Jr. O. U. A. M., of
West Virginia,. has extended an invitation
to the United American Mechanics, tbe uni
formed rank ot the Jr. O. U. A. M., to visit
Wheeling, W. Va., on Saturday, February
31, to act as the escort of the State Council
of'West Virginia during the parade of the
Jr. O. U. A. M. on that day. The com
manderies from here will go in a body, leav
ing Pittsburg at Tioon Saturday and arriv
ing in Wheeling at 1:50 P. M., in time to
take their position in the line of parade.
It is expected thev will take about 350
members in full uniform. Beturning they
will leave Wheeling at 7:30 P. M., arriving
in Pittsburg at 9:30. The invitation to the
Pittsburg order is signed by Samuel E.
Warfluel, State Councilor of West Vir
ginia, and John D. Hall, State Council
TOE THE FIEST POLICEMAN.
Indefinite Address on a Letter Asking for a
Colored Man's Arrest.
Last night a letter was received at the
Central station addressed as follows: "First
Policemau,' Pittsburg, Pa. P. M. Please
band this letter to a reliable one. Import
ant" The letter was opened by Inspector Mc
Aleese and examined. It was dated Mill
ville, Jefferson county, W. Va., and was
signed by Mrs. D. Hope. The writer de
sired the officers to look up Andrew Boss, a
colored man about 50 years old, who was
supposed to be living with a white woman
whose maiden name was Annie Harris, who
is about 30 years old. The writer further
adds that the woman is married and left her
husband in Millville about two rears ago.
Mrs. Hope concluded her letter by inform
ing the police that if they succeed in find
ing the recreant couple they will be well
paid for their trouble.
TEMPEEANCE MEETINGS TO-NIGHT
At the Standard Theater and at the ZJttle
The second rally of the signers of the
pledge at the Dunn temperance meeting
since its commencement will be held at the
Standard Theater this 'evening, beginning
at 7:45 o'clock. The -Moorhead choir will
furnish the music. Mr. Dunn -will deliver
the leading address, and short speeches will
be made by men who recently took the
The usual temperance meeting will be
held to-night in the "Little Jim" Church,
Bebecca street. Allegheny, commencing at
7:45 o'clock. The meeting will he conducted
by William Blackstone, and addresses will
be made by Gilbert M. McMasterand others.
Mb. J. F. Masteks, cashier for Emmitt
& Co.'s Bank, Waverly. O., sars: "I con
sider ClMinberlrtiu's 'Cough Bemedy the
best I haV2 ever used. Alter using several
other kinds without benefit I tried it, and it
quickly cured me after years of suffering
with an obstinate cough and throat trouble."
la Your Agent Advertising Tour Property?
See Monday's To Let Columns in The
Angostura, Bitters are the most effiea
cious stimulant to excite the appetite.
. Pbevents Pneumonia. The prompt
use of Chamberlain's Congh Bemediwill
prevent a severe cold lrom resultingla
pneumonia. Bear this fact in mind, watt
Household goods packed for shipment.
Hauoh & Keen ax. 33, and 34 Water ft.
UNDER ANEW NAME.
The Old Squirrel Hill Electric fload
to llako Another Start.
ITS CAPITAL "STOCK INCREASED.
Thomas A. Xoble and Others to Fash tbe
Line to Completion.
EXPECT TO BOOS I1AYE CAKS EONXIJG
After many trials and tribulations tbe
Squirrel Hill Electric'Bailroad has made a
new start, and this time il looks as if it
would be made a success.
While some of those who started tbe road
bad but little faith in its paying capacity
so little, in fact, that they allowed the en
terprise to go by default there were other
people who thought there was a bonanza in
a road that would enter Schenlcy Park.
It was last July that the road was sold
under equity proceedings, and the following
November it was purchased by Thomas A.
.Noble, of this city, and the deed was de
livered the 9th of January. It was re
ported at the sale in July that it had been
bought by New York parties, and later
that the Duquesne Traction Company had
purchased it However, all doubts have
now been set at rest
A meeting was held yesterdav afternoon
in the office of Attorneys Hays & Noble to
organize a new corporation, elect officers
and to determine upon the amount of capital
stock. Mr. Noble presided and the follow
ing officers were chosen: President.Thomas
A. Noble; Vice President, William T.
Cowan; Treasurer, E. F. Havs; Secretary
and General Manager, S. J. MacFerran;
Directors, Thomas A. Noble, E. F.. Hays,
S. J. MacFarren, Bobert P. Cunningham,
Henry Miller and John F. Sails.
Changed the Name of the Koad for Lock.
The name of the corporation was changed
to that of the Schenley Park and Highlands
Bailway Company and the capital stock
fixed at JIOO.OOO. The charter permits a
capital of $150,000. The original amount'
of capital was 550,000, and thus far the ex
penses ot the roJd have run upto?93,000.
The directors were instructed at yesterday's
meeting to enter into negotiations at once
for the completion of the road. Tbe line is
three and a half miles in lenth, and there
remains abont a mile and a half of track to
It is thought that the road can be com
pleted and be in running order in from two
to three months. In addition to laying the
remainder of the track poles are to be
erected, wires strung and electric cars pur
chased. It has not yet been decided whether
the new company will have its own power
house or use that'of the Duquesne Traction
Company, with which the line connects.
Tbe President of the new road says that the
mark will be pushed as rapidly ai possible,
and he has no doubt of its ultimate success
as a paying investment
The charter of the Squirrel Hill Bailroad
Company was granted in 1887, and the origi
nal Board of Directors was organized in
October of that year. Work was begun in
the following year. Those who started the
project were'residents of Squirrel Hill, but
as the work progressed it was found th.it the
work was costing more than had been
counted upon. Later its construction was
practically abandoned, and then ensued pro
ceedings in the courts.
The Tracks Torn Up by the City.
After the final sale of the road to Mr.
Noble more tronble came, it being caused
this time by the city. Chief Bigelow ordered
the tracks within Schenley Part: to be torn
up, contending that tbe company had no
right lo enter its limits. Tbe matter
was taken into the courts and decided in
tavor of tbe company. The- road runs from
Fifth avenue end Boquet street over, a.
number of public streets and through private
property to the Colfax School building by
way of Schenley Park.
Citizens ol the Twenty-second and Twenty
third wards are considering tbe advisability
of constructing a new street railway. Tne
route that seems to find the greatest tavor is
that from Second avenue, near Laughton
station, past Schenley Park to the inter
section ot Forward street and Shady lane.
The route will be two miles long, and an
almost level road the entire way. It will
open up a large amount of property on
Saline, Forward-Murray avenues, Shady
lane and other streets. Many of the former
subscribers to theOakland and Squirrel Hill
road, it is said, will give their assistance to
this route. A meeting will be held in a few
days to consider the matter.
Have Ton Bentrd Yet?
You will find Special To-Let advertise
ments describing rooms and bouses 'that
may exactly meet your requirements in
After our Annual Inventory (Feb.
1) many broken lots of first-class
merchandise come to the. surface
that must go at some price. These
have been marked down regardless
of cost. Can you use any ends of
Dress Goods. Silks or Velvets, at
half price; Handkerchiefs, Laces,
Embroideries,-slightly soiled; Mus
lin and Merino Underwear, Gents
Shirts and Collars in broken line
All winter goods are included in
this sale oi low prices.
WASH DRESS GOODS,
New White Goods,
NEW HOUSEKEEPING GOODS,
New India Silks,
NEW SHADES IN CHOICE
Now on sale and opening dally.
BIBER 4 E ASTON,
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
i . -1-TXSSU
Hugus & Hacke
Our very extensive Spring assort
ments we believe will be of inter
est to all housekeepers.
Splendid values and comDlete
lines of Bleached and Loom Table
Linens, Cardinal Table Damasks,
Fringed and Hemstitched Table
Sets, Lunch Cloths, f and Nap
kins, Towels, Hemstitched Sheets
and Pillow Cases, Sheeting and Pil
low Case Linens in all widths, and
a choice assortment of Sideboard
and Dressing Case Covers and Sets,
Splashers, Table Center Pieces,
Fancy Work Crashes, etc., etc
ioo pairs of Hemstitched Linen
Pillow Cases (same grade of Linen
sells regularly at 75c a yard), size
22x36 inches, at $1 25 a pair.
500 dozen Pure Linen Huck
Towels at Sc apiece.
500 dozen Pure Linen Huck
Towels at i2jc apiece.
200 dozen Pure Linen Damask.
Towels, knotted fringe,at 25c apiece.
Everything in Black Silks, from
a 50c Surah to a $4 a yard Bellou-
A1I the latest novelties in Colored
Silks and Crepe Du Chenes for
Ball, Dinner or Street Dresses.
The balance of our Winter stock
of Heavy Double Shawls at greatly
reduced prices, to close.
$4. ones at $2 50.
$S ones at 3 50.
Cor. Fifth Ave. & Market St.
THE CASH GROCER,
WILL SAYE YOU MOHEY.
Marsbell has become quite a family in
stitution and is known all over Western
Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Vir
ginia. His large mail order trade brings
him in close contact with the people of al
most every town and iumlet in these sec
tions and his Agencies in different towns
form the nuclei for still further concentra
tion of trade. In order that you may know
where to find bim, we will give a list ot the
ALTOONA W. L. Gault. Agent. -1(H Four
WcKEESPOBr I. A. Moon, Azent, 919
SCOTTDALE W. K. Bishop, Agent, Mnl
Derry -street, corner of Hieh.
COJKJELLSVILLE AI. J. Bishop, Agent,
Annltrsrreet. two doors from Plttsburir street.
FREEPOUT-J. D. Walker. Agent
UNIQNTOWN-U i. Tracy, Acenti Jior-i
HETTE H. H. Harris. Acenr.
OrjK CITY AGENTS ABE:
EAST END-John S. Warren.
WYLIE AVE ana MINERS V1LLE Wil
liam D. Bailer.
SHARPSBURG. BENNETT and ETNA
MANCHESTER and WOOD'S RUN A. A.
If families living in any of these districts
will kindly send their address to tbe store
or notify the agent he will call on them,
regularly for their orders.
If parties who live at places where we
have no agencies will kipdly mail us a pos
tal card with name and address, we will'send
them a large weekly price list and deliver
their goods free ot charge at their railroad
Our trade has become so laree we havs
made arrangements to issue 10,000 Price
Lists etekt vteek and if you want to
consult your own interests you will
join the immense throng who a read v buy
from and swear by
Tea and Order Department,
99 FIFTH .AVEl, PITTSBURG.
79, 81, 83, 85 and 95 Ohio street'
SPECIAL CLEARING-OUT SALE
AT 33 PER CENT .
Lower Prices Than Will Rule
During Next Spring.
For two weeks we win offer our stock of Fait
Carpets at immense redactions. We want th.a
ROOM lor SPRING GOODS. Remember.no,.
Remnants are included in this zreat Reduction
Best qnality All-wool Incrain Carpets at 50c,
55c and 60c per yard; never retailed anywhere'
at lest than 75c
Large line of Three-Firs at 75c and 80c per
yard, worth $L
.Large lino Tapestry Brussels at 50c, worth 75c
A better grade of Tapestry Brussels at 65c,'
Very best quality Tapestry Brussels at 75c,
Large line of Body Brussels at 85c, 90c, 95o
and SI, worth J 1 25.
Large line Moquettes at SI 10 to SI 25, worth
to-aay SI 65.
637 and 629 Penn Avenus.
,pJTTS?JtJR0. Ha January 27. 1S9L
III the stockholders of the Allegheny County
Light Company will be held at the office of tea
company, room 50, Westinghouse bunding.
Pittsburg, on TUESDAY. February 10, 1881, at
3 o'clock p. st, for the election of nlns directors
and tbe transaction of any other business that
may be necessary.
ROBERT D. McGONNIGLE; SsCMttry. 4