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THE TRIAL OF SAITTA.
The Defendant's Attorney Endeavors
to Prove an Alibi.
'THE ACCUSED TAKES THE STAHD
And Telia of His Every Movement on the
Kight of the Fire.
OTHER INTERESTING COURT KEWS.
The trial of P. A. Saitta on the charge of
-setting fire to the Dallmeyer building on
liberty street on Decemberl9 was continued
before Judge McClung yesterday. District
Attorney Burleigh offered In evidence the
affidavit of Saitta in the snit brought against
him by the Dallmeyer estate for rent after
the building was destroyed by fire. In
tliis the prisoner claimed to have a verbal
agreement subsequent to the drawing up of
the original lease, by which it was agreed
that there should be no rent demanded in
case the building was burned.
W. E. Eichley, the last witness for the
Commonwealth, testified to hearing a con
versation between the defendant and Mr.
v Dallmeyer inrtrhich Saitta said that he had
been sick all night and hadn't heard of the
fire until a short time before the conversa
tion. The witness also said that he remem
bered Saitta saying that he had been at the
store till a late hour.
Opening of the Defense.
John S. Eobb, Esq., made the opening
for the defense and made an outline ot his
case, which would be to show that the
prison was not at or near the store on the
night of the fire.
Henry Daub, the wholesale grocer, was
the first witness for the defense. He knew
Saitta for six years and said that his gen
eral reputation lor honesty was good.
P. A. Saitta, the defendant, was placed
on the stand and gave his testimony in a
cool, collected manner, witMout any show ol
nervousness. In answer to questions he
said that on the night of the fire he left the
ttore at 6:15, aud went direct to his borne,
112 Center avenue, and stopped there until
8 o'clock. He then came downtown and
went to a barber shop on Eighth street, and
stopped there until 8:30. The barber shop
being crowded he left and went to Barcky's
iruit store, and irom there to several difler
ent places, returning home at 11:15 o'clock,
when he went to bed.
The Sews Carried to Him.
At 11:35 he was awakened by his wife
who told him there was some one ringing
the bell and on answering it he was told
that his store was on fire. The witness got
diessed and went down to the building and
left there about 3 o'clock. At the time of
the fire the firm was carrying from 518,000
to 520,000 worth of stock, as it was their
best business time. The witness admitted
having a talk with Mr. Dallmeyer on the
day alter the fire when the witness told Mr.
Dallmeyer that he was a "ruined man and it
made him sick. The firm carried about
flG.000 worth of insurance and settled with
Major Hammer, who had placed the insur
ance.for $10,000. In the year 1891, up until
the time of the fire, the firm did a business
District Attorney Burleigh cross-examined
the witness at great length, but did
no: get him to deviate any from his story.
The Prisoner Corroborated.
Major Hammer corroborated the prisoner
ns to tne insnrance compromise, and said
that he had known Mr. Saitta lor years
and that he had always borne a good char
acter. J. S. B. Mercer, J. J. Kennedy, Joseph
Cuneo and others were called and testified
to the prisoner's good character.
This closed the case and Major Montooth
made the argument for the defense. The
speaker claimed that the Commonwealth
had failed to in any way identify Mr.
Saitta with the fire and that the prisoner
would have been an idiot to have attempted
to burn the building in the way it was
done. ttbe defense had proved that the
prisoner was not at or near the store on the
night of the fire and that the man who was
seen to come out of the cellar hole was not
the prisoner but the real incendiary who
had gone in there for the purpose of theft.
The Prosecution Closes.
District Attorney Burleigh made a strone
argument lor the Commonwealth, and said
that a chain of circumstantial evidence
could not be more complete. The case was
one wherein there could not possibly be
an v eye witnesses, and the only evidence
would, therefore, have to be circumstantial.
The testimony of all the witnesses as gone
over in lull, and the jury was asked to
render a verdict of guilty."
Judge McClung will deliver his charge to
the jury this morning.
A MOTHER WANTS DAMAGES.
Her Son Was Drowned and She Sues to Ke
col er 820,000.
Mrs. Sophia A. Whorry yesterday entered
suit against T. J. AVoods, James Moran,
Thomas Moran, J. W. Gould and C. L.
S-iowden, owners of the steamer George
Shiras, for 520,000 damages for the death of
her 19-ycar-old son, J. N. Cookes. He was
THE BEND OF
An old man leaning oveia gate at sunset.
In the background a farmhouse and build
ings 'surrounded by meadows; in the fore
ground a white, dusty country road. .
This was the picture presented to my eye
the picture ronnd which the story is writ
ten. I noticed that the old man's weak gaze
seemed to be fixed upon a bend of the road,
and, from something in his attitude and ex
pression, 1 judged "him to be waiting for
someone whom he expected to come from
this direction. In accordance with the cus
tom ot the country, I wished him "good
He answered back in a weak, quavering
voice, which seemed little in accordance
with the massive irame to which it be
longed: "Good evenin' to ye, sir."
'I was about to hazard some other remark
such as it being fine weather for the
crops when the old man suddenly became
violently agitated. His gaze, which for a
brief instant while I spoke, had been di
verted trom that particular spot npon
which it had been fixed, returned thither,
and was now riveted upon some approach
ing object which, though some distance off)
was yet perceptible to his dimmed vision.
"Look, Maggy, look!" he cried, in trem
bling earnestness; "see there, at th' bend o
th5 road! I can see summat red like."
And he pointed with a shaking finger.
I have spoken -of the old man's solitary
figure anil so it had at first appeared. but
now, as he uttered these word, I was aware
of that ot a iroman a little way behind bim,
which I bad previously overlooked. She
now came forward, and, bending over the
gate beside the old man, looked down the
road. She was young quite a girl and
her lace, so tar as I could see it nnder the
penthouse of sunbonnet, was pretty, after a
pale, pathetic style, but lrom something in
her dress and manner I judged her to be
Eomewhat lower in station than the old
man. The hand u ith whiih she shaded her
eyes as she looked down the road was "red
and roughened by hard work, and yet in
her eyes I thought I saw the same expres
sion of patient waiting and expectancy
which I had read in those ot him who ad
dressed her as "Maggy."
"Look, Maggy, look!" the latter cried
employed $n the boat as a fireman, and 'on
August 20 fell into the water and was
drowned. It is charged that the captain
and crew of the boat watched him drown
and made no effort to save him, though they
could easily have done so. In consequence
it is claimed the owners of the boat are
liable, and damages are asked.
JUDGE KENNEDY'S COURT.
Several Interesting Cases Disposed of
Testerday A Case Growing Out of the
Carnegie Strike on Trial.
In Judge Kennedy's branch of the
Criminal Court George Jeremy was tried
for assault and battery on Noah Butler.
The latter hired a buggy from Jeremy on
July 4, and bringing it back broken a fight
resulted. Jeremy was acquitted and the
Wm. Stivison was acquitted of aggra
vated assault and battery on James Max
well at Boston, Pa., August 31, but was
ordered to pay two-thirds of the costs.
Stewart Kceder pleaded guiltv to the
larceny by bailee ot a violin from G. F.
Dirlz, of South Nineteenth street, last June.
J. W. Hardman, for malicious mischief
in breaking the windowof Joseph Kenck
at McKeesport, was fined SI and costs.
The esse of "William Standing, charged,
with obstructing the service of a legal pro
cess, was dismissed on nayment of costs.
Standing interfered with Officer Mackey, of
Sharpsburg, when the latter went to his
house with a warrant for his son.
Oscar White pleaded guilty to receiving
stolen goods. The articles were four billiard
balls alleged to have been stolen from
Charles Gerst, of "West Diamond street,
Allegheny. "White said he got the balls
from E. Butler, not knowing they were
Edward Zimmer and Thomas Conners are
on trial lor assanlt and battery on John
Reamer on August 10. Reamer went to
work in Carnegie's Thirty-third street mill
after the recent strike there and Zimmer
and Conners meeting him on the street, as
saulted and beat him. He was rescued from
them by the police, who heard his cries.
AGAINST THE CUT.
A Defective Sewer Drop Alleged to Have
Caused Sickness and a Suit Follows.
John McMahon yesterday entered suit
against the city of Pittsburg for 510.000
damages. McMahon lives in the Sixteenth
ward, and the new Thirty-third street sewer
passes through his lot He alleges that
when the sewer was constructed a "drop"
near his house was put in in a defective
manner, and has been allowed to remain in
bad condition. As a result bad odors, germs
ot disease, etc., emanate from the drop and
make the locality an unhealthy one. His
wife was rendered ill by it, and for his in
convenience, the loss of her services, etc.,
he now wants 510,000.
To-Day's Trial Lists.
Criminal Court Commonwealth ?s P. A. Saitta,
John M&zzo. Charles George, Edward Bailey,
William Thomas, James Riley. William Holmes.
John FlneraL Jacob Burkb&rdt. Mike McEenna.
Peter Xewlln. William Jones, Enoch Jones, Ella
Henderson. Mary McFadden, William Valentine.
Georfre Parker, George B. Hay. John Domberger,
E. J. Hams, .1. M. Jacobs. D. Gallagher, Harry
Goldman. B. 'Wills. Joseph Mack, W. H. Bartnett,
William Blchardson, hd Hartman, J. f, Peters,
George Jackson, Philip Frommer, Y, T.
Brooks, Robert Campbell (2). George
Auer, Kate Covey (i). Samuel Boyd,
James Boyd, James Kane, Jonn Klagbor,
William Statu. Frank Thompson, Charles lfllda"
blddle. Edward DresselT. Fred Boeline, Bobert
Bawaster, D. K. Davis. Elizabeth liavls. William
Gallagher. O. P. Griffith. Lonls Knapp, Louis
Johnson, Henry Muesch. Fred Miller. Steve Mc
Laughlin. John Patterson, John Kocklner, James
Common Pleas No. 2-Hayden vs Lincoln
Memorial Cemetery Company; Kupchrla vs Hob
bertetux; Jones vs Jennings Bros. & Co.: Wolf
vs Dankniger: Boyle vs Magln (2); Somers Co.
vs Cox; lghtman v Bateman: hnlllvan vs Hay
becker; Lou v Pony et uxj Badel vs Maulon,
Damages for Being Hit.
In the suit of Charles Stropp and wife
against John Bleicher, John Saureisen and
Christ G. Seyrle, for damages for injury to
Mrs. Stropp, a verdict was given yesterday
for 5100 for the plaintiffi Mrs. Stropp was
passing a building owned by the defendants
when'a shutter that had been loosely fast
ened fell and "struck her on the head,
severely injuring her.
After a Pawnbroker.
In the suit of Edward Jones against S. P.
Stern, a pawnbroker, a veidict was given
yesterday for 575 for the plaintiff. Jones
claimed he had pawned a suit of clothes
with Stern and when he went to get them
again he found the clothes had been worn
and were injured. He then wouldn't take
them and sued for their value.
Salt Against the Ah in.
T. S. Freelend yesterday entered suit
against Charles L. Davis, proprietor of the
Alvin Theater, to recover 544 20 on a bal
ance claimed to be due for material fur
nished and work done on the theater. The
work done was paving in front of the the
Want n License Transferred.
A petition was filed yesterday in the
Quarter Sessions Court for the transfer of
the retail liquor license of Samuel H. Gil
son, at Nos. 1326 and 1328 Penn avenue, to
William J. Lavey.
The World's Museum Mast Settle.
A verdict of 51,000 for the plaintiff was
again. "It's comin' nearer. It is some 'ua
in a red coat, think yV"
And his excitement was so greal that he
was obliged to cling to the gatepost for
The young woman razed for a moment
down the road, and the hand that shaded
her eyes irom the rays of the setting sun
trembled. Then she turned to the old man
and I fancied I heard the ghost of a sigh
as she answered him, as one would answer
"No, daddy, no; not this time. 'Tis only
Farmer Drake's wife in her red shawl driv
in' home from market."
The old man's excitement died out as rap
ldjyas it had kindled, and his face took
upon it its former Jook of pathetic patience
as he quivered out:
"l MfS?-T' '"s.ye're right, ye're allers
right, but he s sure to come soon. If not
to-day, to-morrow, or maybe next day."
Then his eyes fell npon me again, as, im
pelled by some feeling of mingled sympathy
and curiosity evoked bv the little scene I
had just witnessed, I h'ad lingered bv the
"We're a-watchin'ur our Joe," he ex
plained, with a feeble smile as he uttered
the name. "He's bin in f urrin parts, but
he s comin' home now; eh, Maggy?"
,.'ye,s.,'dadclJ',"sne answered with a faint
smile like his own and a note of cheerful-nees-Meigned
or otherwise in Jier voice,
"he's comin' home soon."
I bade them both, the old man and for so
I judged her to be by her addressing him as
d5 . TDIS daaKhter, "good evening,"
and lett them. Belore I had gone far I en
countered the very woman in the red shawl,
the delusive appearance of which had, it
appeared, raised la'.se hopes in at least one
breast. She was driving acart, from which
came the cackle of poultry, and presented a
perfect embodiment of rural prosperity; and
yet I felt, vaguely, that I owed her a grudge
lor being herself instead of some one else.
I remained some .days at the village and
made the acquaintance of the clergyman.
One day I met him coming out of the very
same gate over which I had seen the old
man leaning while he looked 'down the
road. Without any inquiry on my part, he
at once began to tell me the latter" simple
"I have been to see old Farmer Brett,"
ho began, as he turned and walked with
me. "At least he is not bo old in actual
given yesterday in the case of -William T.
Bert against 'George Conner and Edward
Keenau, proprietors of the World's Mu
seum, of Allegheny. Bert was in the
shooting gallery attached to the Museum,
when an attendant accidentally discharged
J a flobert rifle. The ball struck Bert in the
lett eye and aesiroyea iu ne tnen sued
the proprietors of the place for damages.
An Action on a Contract.
The case of the Charles Munson Belting
Company against the Lyton Chemical Roof
itfg Company, an action on a contract, is on
trial before Judge Ewing.
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
A strango disease Is killing off horses at
Rumors of another revolution in embryo
Comes from Buenos Ayres.
Uruguay has complained to Brazil about
the inlractlon of sanitary laws.
Non-citizens will be excluded from at
tendance at the council or the Choctaws.
Tobacco farmer and shippers in Ken
tucky and Ohio have organized against the
The uoodlo Inquiry in the case of Post
master General Carron, of Quebeo province,
Kail way telegrarjiers on the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids and Northern Railroad have
gone out on strike.
Harrlsbnrc has been chosen as the next
Elaco of meeting of the Brotherhood of
Frank G.'Lonz, who left New York to
make a tour of the world on a bicycle, ar
rived in Walla Walla, Wash., yesterday.
The Anarchists and the Bonapartists
will hold celebrations of their own to-day
of the centenary of the founding of the first
.TnriivA" Khnrfc lnnrlnr rtf ft nofnMm.a
j hand of cattle thieves of the Bad Lands, has
ueeu lynenca, ana several oi nis iouowors
"nave been killed.
The World's! Fair directors have Te
ceived 1,503 applications from newspapers
for visiting representatives of the pres
who desire seats In Manufacturers' Build
ing. At Santiago, Chile, during a parade Tue
day, stones w ere thrown at the President's
cariiage, some of them striking the coach
man, borne of the men who throw the stones
Charles E. Ackron, the forger who was
claimed as a husband by 20 women while he
was serving a sentence In the Joltot (111.)
prison ten years asro, was arrested by two
New York detectives.
A motor and trail car were smashed into
kindling wood by a passenger train on the
Cleveland and Pitt'bunr Railroad yesterday
morning. A man on the street car sustained
a broken leg and n lady was badly bruised
about the head.
--A former employe of tho Nebraska Asy
lum for the Incurable Insane, at Hastings,
pieterred charges against Superintendent
Johnson and Steward 'Campbell, alleging
cruelty, malfeasance and immorality among
A man in Columbus, In d., who lived for
years alter his heart and lungs had been
laid open by the blow of an ax, is dy lnsr. He
is Sum Enlow, and his wound was received
in a quarrel with his neighbor, Joseph Sny
der, over a line fence.
All Chicago Chinatown" turned out Tues
day to welcome Tom Bu and Won? Llm Doo,
the two boys who were the first Chinese
legally admitted into this country since the
passage of tho Chinese exclusion act. Next
week the boys will be sent to school at Ann
Solomon Johnson, who had been serving
a sentence of two years and eight months in
Auburn prison, nas murdeied by a fellow
convict named William G. Taylor. The
murdeierlsa negro. Johnson's throat was
cnt from ear to ear with a knife used in
sbaviug broom corn.
At the annual meeting or the Supreme
Council or Free Masons of the thirty.third
degree of the United States, held in Provi
dence, R. L, the attendance was lare, em
bracing members from 15 Northern States
and visitors from other Jurisdictions. The
thirty-third degree was conferred on 13 can
didates. The will of Daniel Doujtherty, the lawyer
and orator, has been admitted to probate.
The petition accompanying the will places
the value or the estate at $110,000. Theostate
is devised absolutely to his wife, who is also
made executrix, during her life, givlnit her
full power to make suoh provisions by will
for its distribution at her decease as she may
Breathes There a Man
Who can inhale malaria-breeding air with
impunity? No. not unless he he foitlfied
against Its insidious poison with Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters. Then, Indeed, is he de
fended. Not only is this medicine most
thorough ns a bulwark against chills and
fever and bilious remlttent.but It thoioughly
relieves dyspepsia, constipation, rheuma
tism, biliousness, nervousness and kidney
"With Apologies to Poe.
Sitting on my chamber door,
Perched and sat, and nothing more;
Then as from there he came hopping,
Cried I loudly without stopping,
Where'll I send my wife out shopping?
Ily dear wife whom I adore.
Quoth tho raven, "1 he People's Store."
Cahfbell & Dick; Fifth avenue.
Startling Low Prices
For the next three days that will tnrn the
eyes of many saving buyors toward us $7 50
for men's dress suits, worth $15; boys' suits,
sizes 1 to 14, at $129; 1,500 pairs of men's cas
simere pants at $2 a pair, and thousands of
other great bargains Thmsday, Friday and
Saturday; great sale.
P. C. C. C. Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
For Buyers From Far and Near.
Assortment of furniture complete. No
better goods made. Prices always right.
, Scuoeneck & boy, 711 Liberty street.
Men's kid gloves. The most perfect fitting
and finest quality in the market at James II.
Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Filth avenue.
years, perhaps, though he has aged wonder
fully since his son went away."
"His son Joe?" I questioned.
"You know him, then?"
"No," I answered; "that is go on."
"Well, you must know his wife died
some years back, and had only this one ion,
Joe, a fine young fellow, over six feet, and
as strong as a siant, but rather harum
scarum. There was not a bit of harm in
him, though, and he was a favorite with
everybody. Somehow, he and his father
could not hit it oft together. Old Brett was
rather a hard man yes," I suppose I had
given some indication ot surprise, "rou
would not think it, to see him now, but,
then, he is only a wreck of his former self,
and is changed in many wavs indeed, he is
hardly the same man. Well, it had been
his father's expressed determination, ever
since Joe was a youth, that he should marry
his cousin, who, when her lather died,
would inherit a good bit of property. 'All
went smoothly enough at first, and it-seemed
that old Brett's wish was in a" fair way of
being accomplished, when, what does'the
young fellow do but fall in love, in his usual
headlong, reckless manner, with the daugh
ter of one of his'father's laborers. Maggy
Dale was a good girl, and superior to her
class, but, of course, it would be a terribly
bad marriage from old Brett's point of
"I believe there was a terrible scene be
tween father and son when it came to the
former's ears. It ended, at any rate, in the
old man ordering the voung one either to
give up all thought of the girl or leave the
house then and there. Joe Brett took his
father at his word, left his home that very
night, and has never returned since.
"Weeks went by and nothing was heard
of him, and his father, who bad soon re
pented of his harshness, sought news of him
in vain. At last a letter came. Joe Brett
had enlisted in a regiment which was ordered
on foreign service, and the letter was actual
ly written on shipboard. In it he implored
bis lather to forgive him, said that he would
never give, up Maggy, bat there was a pros
pect of hard fighting before him, an.d, per
haps, when he returned, his father might
have reason to be proud of him and take'
back some or the cruel words he had thrown
The Vicar panted.
'Then, that was the girl I took to be the
oldmani daughter, since she called him
"Yes, that is the most pathetic part ol it.
When the father realized that his son had
?;one from him, perhaps to meet his death
t brought on a fit of some kind, which was
followed by long illness, which changed
A BATCH OF LETTERS
Produced by an Abused Wife Who
Asks a Divorce.
THEY TELL THEIR OWN SAD STORY.
Why the Wife of an Allegheny Dentist Asks
A BROTHER'S HAND RAISED IN THE CASE
The testimony in a sensational divorce suit
was filed yesterday in Common Pleas Court
No. L The case attracts unusual attention
because of the high standing of the parties
involved. Dr. J. Patterson Scott, the den
tist, of 174 Lacock street, Allegheny, is the
respondent. His wife, Fannie B. Scott, by
her next friend, W. H. Hewitt, made ap
plication for divorce December 19,1891,
alleging non-support and cruelty.
Elliott Kodgers, Esq., was appointed to
take testimony, and the first hearing was
held on May" 3, 1892. Charles A. Eobb,
represented the petitioner, but the respond
ent neither put in an appearance himself
nor was he represented by counsel.
Alleges Great Abuse.
At the first hearing Mrs. Scott was the
only witness examined. She said: "Mr.
.Scott and I were married on September 21,
ion, Dut ne nas never supported me as ne
should have done. In two weeks from the
time we were married he came home intoxi
cated and abused me. He really never pro
vided for me; his father and my grandfather
helped to keep me. We have three
children, aged respectively 17, 14 and 12
years. I have been supporting myself and
family for three years. Mr. Se'ott has
abused me and used profane language to me
for the past ten to fifteen years. He has
called me vile names before visitors and has
beaten me on several occasions. A year ago
my health broke down and I was under the
doctor's treatment. During that sickness he
kiokedtne out of bed and my neck was
drawn to one side. My children have often
been eent to school without anything to eat.
Once, about two years after we were mar-'
ried, he struck me and knocked me across
the room, where I lay for a time senseless.
I was sick at the time. He drew a razor on
me about 10 years ago and said he would
take my life, but an old coachman we
bad knocked the razor out of his hand.
An Ugly Charge Made.
"The respondent insisted upon bringing
Frances Bush to live in our house. When we
lived on Lacock street, Allegheny, there was
a disorderly house next door. Mr. Scott
visited it- Once.a woman living there came
into my house'and said mv husband in
tended to bring some men and women there
and I was to play the piano tor them. He
frequently brought men into our home and
compelled me to get out of bed to play the
piano for them."
The witness closed her testimony by iden
tifying letters written to the respondent
uv a wuiuau, suppuseuiy tne wiie oi a weu
known citizen of Allegheny. The letters
are appended. They are five in number.
The first one is not dated, but the envelope
in which it is supposed to have been mailed
is postmarked "Allegheny, April 1, 1892."
It is as follows:
Some Good Advice.
Dearest Fbied I called yesterday, but
you wofe not at home. I think you had bet
ter brace up. For my sake do not take
another drink. It pained me greatly to see
you on tbe street, when the car near ran
over yon as yon enmo out of tho saloon. Are
you not ashamed? I would let people know
that I could be'a man. Now, my dear friend,
I wish to "see you before I go. Monday
I will start. Do you not know you will
never get well ir you continue so? 1 will not
scold you, but ill talk sense, and when I
come back I will make you call every day.
and then you will not havo time to diink. I
will be down Saturday morning and you
must see me, I don't care how you are; and
ir you don't, I will never see you again so
long as I live. Tou do not care for me, as I
know all, and yet am willing to see jou
again. Tours, lovingly, Ulie.
Keady,to Make a Sacrifice.
Note No, 2 was inclosed in an envelope
which bore no stamp, and nas evidently de
livered by a messenger. It was not dated.
Dearest I do not see how I can get off to
go with you, as I promised ma I would go to
see ner in tne morning ana star an day, hut
if you want mo to disappoint her I can
The next letter referred to a tea gown'
which, it is said, Dr. Scott had agreed to
buy his friend, in which she got her photos
taken for him in a gallery on Federal
street. It read: ,
Dearest Friesp When you called I was
indeed veiy sorry 1 was no? utr home. I
started to Greensburg Friday morning. The
Mr. was home for dinner. I believe my ser
vant in oimed you or that fact. You Just
know we women are very weak, and I guess
I possess more than the general of my class,
love, pretty things belonging to my sex.
Pink Is a favorite color of mine. My Dust is
34 Incheb; 54 from neck to floor; but I cannot
think of you doing such a thing.
The nextstill refers to the photos, one of
which is said to have graced the showcase
in front of the photographer on Federal
street for several months. It reads:
Bad Day for Photographs.
This is suoh a disagreeable day I don't
think it fit to have photos taken, but if you
think it will make no difference come up
him from the fine stalwart man of middle
age to the wreck he now is broken in
health and spirit, and with but one great
longing, to see his son once more, ana one
source of comfort, the companionship of the
girl for whose sake he drove him from his
I told him of the scene I had myself wit
nessed. "Ah, yes," was the reply, "every evening
as the sun goes down those two stand to
gether and look down the road, along which
one day they hope to see the wanderer re
turning; for I must tell you that the regi
ment has been ordered home, and it is not
without reason that the old man watches at
the gate." ,
He paused for a moment before continu
ing. "Only I hope if he does come he will
come soon, for I fear the old man's strength
is failing last"
After this I always contrived to pass by
the farmhouse ac least once in the course of
the day, generally toward sunset, when I
was sure to see the old man and the girl, in
both of whom I now began to take a strong
interest, waiting at the gate. They were
always standing in the same attitude and
looking in the Baine direction, and the old
man's eyes would be strained to catch the
first glimpse of any approaching figure as it
came into view round the bend of the road.
We used to exchange greetings, and al
ways the old man would inform me in his
feeble tones that thev were looking for
"their Joe." " b
It was touching to see how he always
turned to the girl he had once scorned arid
scouted for confirmation and sympathy in
everything that related to the absent one,
and how he invariably recognized and pro
claimed her rights by referring to him as
But each day that passed seemed to leave
him leebldr than the last, and alter a time a
chair had to be brought out find placed for
him at the gate, where he could sit and
watch the road. One evening, I remember
it well, I found bim bitting there, his face
stiil turned in the old direction, and his
eyes strained to catch sight of the red coat
in which he fondly hoped to see his son
attired, "with his sword by his side an his
medals on his breast, and may be th' boys
from th' village cheerin him." To-morrow,
he told me, would be Joe's birthday. No
doubt he would . come to-morrow. He was
"let's see, how old is he?" And he
turned to Maggy.
"Twenty-seven, daddy," she answered.
"Ay, y, to be sure, so he were, though
It were wbnderful how he'd shot up.
about 12.39, so we can get back about 2 p. m..
as I will have to see Mr. between.Sand
3. Xovingly yours, v
Letter No. 51s dated April 30, 1892, in
dicating that the various transactions re
ferred to in the former ones had all taken
place within amonth. It was wnttenwith
a lead pencil, in a nervons hand, while the
writer was in a hospital It reads as follows;
I am very sorry that I treated you asT did
that day after all you did for rae,but I was
very sick and you angered me very much -by
tho way you were drinking, I am now in
the General Hospital with congestion of the
lungs. I almost died Wednesday, ir you
are perfectly sober you can come to see
me; but if yon are not do not ctime, as yon
are liable to meet some of my people bbre,
and not for the world would I let them seo
you. Tbe hours are from 2 to 5; my room is
No. Just ask for Mrs. and the num
ber of my room. Be sure you are sober and
be cautious, as everything is noticed. Ex
cuse writing, as I am not able to hold up my
His Brother's Hand Itaised.
The next hearing in tbe case was held on
June 16. Louisa B. Brown was the first
witness. She said -she knew tbe Scott
family and had prevented thf doctor from
throwing his wife down the stairs on one
Emily D. Leslie'said she had found Mrs.
Scott hungry more than once and had seen
the respondent abuse his wife.
Dr. Charles S. Scott, the respondent's
brother, testified that the respondent's
treatment of his wife had been selfish tor
years, and his neglect brutal. He had
stopped his brother several times from
striking his wife. Witness had frequently
contributed to his brother's wile's support;
had bought groceries and sent them to her
This closes the testimony and the case,
A decision is expected soon.
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.
It Meets To-Day to Consider Several Im
Chief Brown's request for HO additional
policemen will come before the Public
Safety Committee at a meeting this after
noon. A resolution for the increase was
presented at the last Council meeting, the
explanation being given that the new men
were to 'be employed until the begin
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that they are to be placed in the East End
and outlying Southside wards.
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ordinance to prevent the dumping of gar
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lots. The Bureau of Health is specially
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The ordinance to compel residents of
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facts as to whether the present system
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Seemed but yesterday as he were a bit o' a
boy, playin' truant from school to go bird
nestin' or blackberryin'. Ah, he were a
limb, were Joe."
I looked at Maggy. Did she, too, en
tertain the hope that he would come on his
birthday? If so, how was it that she looked
so pale and sad? Did she find the waiting
too lone? Had hope deferred made her
Bnt the old man was speaking.
"P'raps ya'll drop in to-morrer, sir, an'
see Joe? I make no doubt as he'll be here,
an' I shall be up fine an' early to meet him.
Maggy, too, must put on her Sunday gown,
an' look her bonniest, eh, Maggy? Ye'll
be wantin' to 'show onr Joe what a fine
young woman you've growed while he's
"Yes, daddy," she answered, with the
ghost ot a smile flickering for an instant
across her features, and then dying out.
Next morning early, I was aware of a
sense of commotion and pleasurable excite
ment abroad in the village. Little groups
scattered in the roadway, and busy house
wives, appearing in their doorways,shouted
the tidings to each other across the street
"Hast heard th' news? Joe Brett's come
home Muggy Dale heard stones throwed
at her winder this mornin' when 'twas
iianllv light, an' looked nut,.an' there he
were, wkh hi-, red coat an' all, an' he waved
his hand an' pointed to his father's house,
as much as to say he were goin' there, an'
she'd see hira agen later."
It was about sundown when I passed the
gate whore the old man used to stand and
look down the road.
I found the door of the house ajar, and a
I paused for a moment on the threshold,!
heard the old man's voice speaking within.
The tone itselt would almost have acquainted
me with the good news even if it bad Hot
been Uncommon talk of the village.
"Eh, lad, but I tlipuht as ye'd come on
yer birthday with yer red coat "and yer
medals, too, so grand like. But yer only
jest in time; fur I'm coin' fast.though I can
die in peace now as I7ve seed ye once more
an' knovy as ve've forgave yer old fattier th'
hard part as lie acted to'rdi ye."
Not willing to remain longer an Involun
tary eavesdropper, I pushed open tbe door
and entered, 'The old man was sitting in,
his elbow chair, facing me. The waning
light from the window at his side fell upon
his face, stiowing it almost wax-like in its
pallor, and yet irradiated bv an expression
of the deepest joy I had ever seen on any
human countenance. Behind him, half in
the shadow, was the girl Maggy. Her face
was pale as the old man's; her lips were
patted, (nd her hands clasped convulsively
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as she listened to the words that fell from him.
So silent and motionless was she that she
appeared more like a statue than a living
There was no one else in tbe room.
Meanwhile, the old man still went on
"It would a' bin a dreadful disappoint
ment if ye hadn't a' come to-day. Maggy
an' me's been lookin' out for ye so long.
There's never hardly bin a night as we
haven't watched fur ye from th gate, fur
we knowedlis ye'd come from th' village an'
round th' bend o' th' road, an' we wanted
to be th' fust to see ye. An' to think as ye
should a' took us by surprise arter all."
He broke oft and began to pass bis trem
bling band up and down and round about as
though feeling for something before him.
"An it's fine ve look in yer red coit an'
all. Eli, but y'e'llbe turnin' all th girls'
heads an' 'makin' Masgy jealous," and he
laughed a feeble little laugh.
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Neither of. them took any heed of my pres-
encf thp nlrl mm T its. uiirp hnil nnt even
observed it I longed to withdraw, and yet
feared to distnrb them by a movement
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side. The sound released me from the spell
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lett the room.
As I snf tly clo-ed the door I saw the
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:n his hand and looked troubled.
"I have bad news here," he said, "very
bad news. Joe Brett is dead. He died on
the voyage home. This is a letter asking
me to "break the news to his lather. How
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'There is no need," I said.
The old man died at daybreak. Those who
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