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DESPATCH, I. FBTDAT,
OCTOBER 11, ' 1802.
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HUGHES IS ACQUITTED.
The Boy Slayer of Thomas Conners
Was Set Free Last Ki"ht.
was employed by the defendant and wii
hurt by a fall from a stack being erected at
Straub's brewery, iu Bloomfield.
JOTOUS TEARS SHED BY DAYIE.
McClnng Gives Iiim
THE .NEWS OP THE CODNTI COURTS
Davie Hughes is free. Last night lie was
acquitted of the murder of Thomas Con
tiers. The jury went out at 5 o'clock and
at 8 came in. The foreman asked Judge
McClung what the sentence would be in
case a verdict of manslaughter was rendered.
The Court replied that was a matter left to
himself. The jury returned to the room.
In ten minutes it came btck with a verdict
As the words iell upon the little fellow's
rar, tears rushed into his eyes and he broke
donn. In a couple of minutes he rallied
and wiped the tears awav. Judire JIc-
CltThg called him up to the bench and said:
"The jury has lound you not guiltv, and it
it my duty to discharge you. Before I do
so let me say to you, let this be a warning
and never again touch a knife in this way
as long as vou lite. You are discharged."
The triaf commenced before Judge JIc
Clung at 10 o'clock yesterdav morning,
District Attorney Burleigh representing
the Commonwealth, and William Eeardon
and V. H. Miller the defense. The story
of the murder, as'presehtel by the prosecu
tion, is that on the evening of July 11 last,
Thomas Conners, Jr., was killed by being
stubbed in the throat with a knife in the
bands of the defendant on the bridge at
District Attorney Burleigh in his open
ing address to the jury said that the prose
cution ol criminals from one year's.end to
another was a most unpleasant duty and es
pecially so in one so young as the delendant
who is not 16 years of age: but a crime had
been committed in the Commonwealth and
the law must have its course. He outlined
the tacts in the case in a fair and impartial
maimer, Dut it was plain toctery one
pretent that his sympathy was with the de
fendant A Man "IVlio Saw It AIL
The first w itness for the prosecution was
John Frederick":, who testified that he was
veil acquainted with both the defendant
and the dead boy, and that, while Hughes
vas working in Teopfer's poolroom, in
Chartiers, Conners was in the habit of
plaguing Hughes, and on two occasions had
slapped him, and that Hughes resented the
attack, but was not big enough to fight Con
fers lairlv; that on the evening of the kill
ing he and Conners had been in the
poolroom in the atternoon and were plaguing
Hughes; that they had a setup and H ughes
hit Conners in the back with a beer bottle
and also drew a butcher knife on him. He
also said that he was on the bridge with
Conners when Hughes came alone, and he
raw Conners kick Hughes; then Conners
had called to him to run tor a doctor for he
wag badly cut.
George Duffy, P. AV. Yost and others
testified that Conners was in the habit of
Idaguing the delendant, and often swore at
lim because he would not let him practice
on the pool tables free of charge. On the
evening ol the murder they had taken sev
eiai drinks with Conners and wanted him
to come over to Pittsburg with them, but
he declined to do so, saving he was looking
for that smart Kid Hughes.
De.it h 31 a lime ISceu Accidental.
Dr. George . Beam, of McKee's Bocks,
testified to the nature of the wouud in Cou
riers' neck, and thought it inizht have been
inflicted by Conners running upon theknite
nhile the defendant held it iu his hand but
did not thrust it. A number ol character
witnesses were examined but none of tnem
testified against the defendant's character.
AW U. Miller opened for the defense in
a short address to the jury at 3 o'clock. He
claimed that the boy did hot kill Conners,
but simply held up'the knife to save him
fcelt from a beating, and even it he had
iiiade the lalal stab he had done it in self.
dbieiise. He spoke of the boy being an or
phan, nhose mother nad died while he was
u:i infant, and whose lather had died a few
years later, and asked the jury to consider
this in dcighimr the evidence! "When the
cyuntel reterred to the boy's orphanage the
little lellowN large black eyes filled with
tears, and he hit his lips" firmly to keep
back Ins sobs.
I).it Hughes,' Own Story.
The defendant as the first witness in his
own behalf, and he told his story in a plain,
stiaightforuard manner. He said he would
b- 1'5 j ears ol age next March; that his
parents were both dead, and that he lived
with William H. Hughe, whom he called
lather, although he was no relation of his
and had been given his name and did not
know what his real name should be. He
said that he had worked for Mr. Teopfcr,
w ho is now dead, for about six months, and
Conneis often cursed him because he would
not let him practice on the pool tables.
He had struck him in the face
and slapped him once on the
afternoon of the killing. Connors had
(aid to bini when Hughes hit him with the
bottle: "I'm a fool ior tasing that off a
kid like you, but never mind I'll catch you
when you go home to-night and you'll not
be able to work lorMr.Teopfer any more."
"As I started home that night," the boy
said, "he met me at Mr. Yost's blacksmith
si.op and hit me, then ran off I was very
angry and got out my knife and started
after him, but could not catch him. I put
the knile in my pocket with the blade open
and went back to the poolroom door, but
did not go in.
ratal Fight ou the Bridge.
"I was waiting for a street car to go
home on for I was afraid to cross the bridge
lor tear Conners would catch me there and
beat me. While I was talking to a gentle
man the street car weut past aud I tried to
catch it, but could not. I concluded to
walk across the bridge. It was dark on the
bridge, and just as I got near the McKee's
Bocks side Conners jumped from behind a
post and kicked me and jammed my head
against an iron bar, cutting it badlv.
I pulled out my kniie and held it up and
Conners ran off. I heard him say: 'Jack,
run for a doctor; I'm cut." They took me
down to the 'Squire's, and the policeman
who arrested me said to keep there, that I
had nearly killed a man. That was the
first I knew of Conners being badly cut."
AV. H. Hughes and his wife testified that
the defendant was a good boy and that they
never had had any trouble with him. Bev.
Dr. Brown, pastor ot the M. E. Churclj at
McKees Bocks, and William H. Sproat,
the defendant's Sunday school teacher, both
testified to his good character, as did Chris
topher Kircher, John Scott and others.
The prosecution offered no testimonvin
rebuttal, and William Beardon in a short
speech addressed the jury for the defense. '
He was followed by W. H. Miller, who
plead for the boy on account ol his tender
j ears, and claimed that nothing had been
produced by the Commonwealth to show
that the killing was not either
accidental or in self-defense. Dis- I
trict Attorney Burleigh's reply was
short. He did not ask for a verdict of mur
der in the first degree, but claimed that the
evidence was sufficient to convict either of
murder in the second degree or man- I
Judge McClung's charge was also short
He said in addition to the usual charge that
while his sympathy was with the detente
neither the jury nor himself should let sym
pathy swerve them from their duty.
EccoTered Heavy Damages.
A verdict lor 53,000 for the plaintiff was
jriven yesterday in the case of Andrew
Kunze against George Blendinger. Kunze
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SENT TO TEE WOBKHOU3E.
Tlio Fate That Overtook Two Men Who
Took Other People's Property.
In Criminal Court yesterday, before
Judge Kennedy, William Hutchinson
pleaded gnilty to embezzling $38 80 from a
former cmploper, Bobert Boberts, at 754
Second avenue, and was sent to the work
bouse for a year, .
Annie Hirshkon was found guilty ofw
sault and battery on Josephine Weber at
Cochran station on September 2.
William T. Milholland was convicted of
cruelty and neglect to his wife and seven
children, on oath of J. X. Morrison, Hu
Thomas Jones pleaded guilty to the lar
ceny ot a coat and two suits ot underwear
from the house of Harry Clark, at Walker's
Mills, on July 18, 1892. He was sent to the
wdrkhouse for 30 days.
William .Valentine is on trial before
Judge Kennedy on a charge of felonious
assault and battery on Charles Ezzo at
Walls station on October 15, 1891. It is
alleged he hit Valentine on the head with a
railroad spike. The defendant claims to
have been in Cadiz, O., at the time.
BOX A PABTY WALL.
Monongahela House Proprietors Want to
Restrain a Builder.
A hill in equity was filed yesterday by C
J. Clarke, F. C. Miller, M. It Crossan, A.
M. Donaldson, K. a Hays, V. C Dihvorth,
A. C Blair and J. K. Donaldson, commit
tee of'W. M. Crossan, proprietors of -the
Monongahela House, against the Pennsyl
vania Tube Works and . Wherry, con
tractor. The defendants, it is charged, are
attempting to use the wall ot the Monon
gahela House as a party wall for a building
to be erected ou First avenue. It is claimed
tne wall is not a party wall and the defend
ants have no right to it and the court is
asked to restrain them from using it in any
ORPHANS ASS FOB DAMAGES
For the Killing; of Their rattier by a Birm
ingham Traction Car.
Mrs. W. F. Walsh and Patrick, Margaret
and Ellen Golden, children of the late
Patrick Golden, yesterday entered suit
against the Pittsburg and Birmingham
Traction Company for 510,000 damages for
the death of their father, Patrick Golden.
On August 30, while driving a team on
Liberty street, his horses were struck by car
Xa 4 and he was thrown to the ground and
badlv hurt. His skull was fractured and he
died'September 12, 1892.
To-Daj's Trial Lists.
Criminal Court Commonwealtn vs Peter
Madden, Lizzie 'talk, T. W. Goiman,
Itoger 'Feenev, Adolph Bingley, Samuel
Kichey, Thomas Mickey, Joseph Brooken,
William Smith, William McUill, Pat
McCaithev, Walter Itandalls, Fred Xngle,
Gua A. Zerutli. Delia Marshall, W. T.
Itrooks Fiauk Blutr, JIary Anderson, Bar
ney Harritv, Thomas McDonald, Mnrv It,
I.ea, Georce Llghtcnheld, W. J. Foisythe,
John McGovern, Adam Walker, C C.
Walker, Daniel Ilanztield, Steven Cuneo,
Isaac McCli-key, Amanda llasiett.
Common Pleas No. 1 Uasiir & Co. vs
Con el A Co . Diek'on vs Porter, Schwaitz vs
vs Lti-cott, jlcKIhben vs l'oteril.Alilers & Co.
Chambers, Snythelia Linseed Oil Company
vs Vandrew & Comnany, lluckestein vs
city of Allerbeny, Ilabbet vs Kupenheid,
Cochiun vs Joyce.
Common Pleas So. 3 Grocers' Supnly and
Storaae Company vs Hcisick. Rutins vs
McCreerv. administrator: Fittsburff Council
117, Jr. O. U. A. M., vs Bennett, xai nishee;
Carr vs Gullet & Co., Stevenson vs Streiten
berser et al, Tomllnson vs Kucker, Sauer vs
The Hum of the Courts.
Two suits or A. A. Thompson against
William and,E. L. Brand, actions on con
tracts, aie on trial betoie Judxe Collier.
A vutmcT for the defendants was given
yesterday in the eloctment suit or A. Berry-
hill against J. v. Hayue and wire and J. B.,
A vkbdict of $75 for the plaintiff was given
yesteiday in the case of M.Crawford against
W. W. Patiick, an action to reoover a com
mission for Belling a lot.
Tue jury is out in the case of the Fuel Gas
and Jlanufactuiing Company against the
Bovard, Seylang Manufacturing Company,
an action on a contract tried before Judge
A VEiiDicr of $330 67 was lendeied yester
day for the plaintiff in the case of Mr. R.
Gailook against the Duqnesne Oil Comnany,
gai nishee of John McCool, an action on an
A verdict for the defendant was given
yesterday in the caso of Ella Parrott against
John Dllley, a MiUvalo saloon keener, an
action for damages for tho plaintiffs hus
band, who died from pneumonia caused by
exposure when drunk.
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56-inch Cloth Suitings, checks and
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Hundreds of pieces Novelty Dress
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Faille Francaise Silks, black and
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our price 25a
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Bedouin Love Song, Pinsutu
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WORSTEDS, ART EMBROIDERIES MO MATERIALS FOR
Want of room compels us to drop our Art Department, and we offer
our entire stock at cost, and, in some cases, below cost,
Columbia Germantown Wool, reduced from 25c a cut to 18c, or $1.44
a pound. Saxony Yarn, excellent quality, reduced from 1 ac a cut to 8c, or
96c a pound. It is but fair to say that our assortment of colors in above is
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Stamped Doylies, in white and tinted colors, reduced from 10c to 5c.
Stamped Hemstitched Doylies, reduced from 20c to I2c. Stamped Pin
Cushion Covers, reduced from 12 l4c to -?c. Stamped White Pin Cushion
Covers, reduced from 38c to 19c. Stamped Colored Silk Pin Cushion
Cover?, reduced from 35c to 25c. Tinted Cushion Covers, reduced from
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Squares, tinted, reduced from 25c to 15c. Stamped Table Scarfs, reduced
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Drapery Silk?, reduced from 75c to 50c, Fancy Drapery Silks, reduced
from $1.2$ and $1.50 to 75c. Colored Silk Fringes at reduced prices.
Remnants, Colored Felt.
Notions and Small Wares.
Cotton Corset Lacers, 2 yards long,
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Elastic Corset Lacers, worth 5c each,
Silk Dress Lacers, worth i2c
Shoe Lacers, aft yards long, per
Darning Cotton, worth 10c a dozen,
Dexter's Knitting Cotton, worth 7c,
Good Pins, full count, per paper ic.
Best English Pins, worth 10c, 5c.
Book Pins, worth 10c, 4c.
Mourning Pins, in boxes, worth 8 c,
Lindsey's Safety Pins, large size,
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Milward's Best Needles, worth 5c,
English's Best Needles, worth 5c, 3
Watson's Needles, worth 4c, 3c.
Velveteen Skirt Facing, worth 16c
apiece, 10c. '
Black Skirt Braid, worth 5c, 3c.
Good Cotton Elastic, worth ioc a
Common Sense Hair Crimpers, worth
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"Gem" Crimping Pins,, worth 25c a
Warner's Ladies ' Gored Belt Sup
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Warner's Misses' Side Supporters,
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Misses' Hose Supporters, worth 10c,
Corset Clasps, worth 8c, 4c.
Black Sewing Silk, 8c, 4c
Initials for Marking Linen, 3 doz. on
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Turkish Wash Rags, worth 4c, 2c.
Turkish Wash Rags, worth 5c, 3c.
Glove Buttoners, worth 3c, ic.
Isabella Hairpin Trays, with pins,
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Ladies' Skirt Lifters, worth 25c,
Lindsay's Silk Hose Supporters, with
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Warren's Silk Hose Supporters, with
gore belts, all colors, 39c.
Materials for Fancy Work.
One lot Pearl Chenille. 6 yards in a
piece, former price 15c apiece, now
reduced to 5c.
One lot Filling Silk, former price 25c
a dozen skeins, reduced to 10c a
dozen skeins, 10c.
One lot Rope FIax, former price 40c
a dozen skeins, now reduced to
One lot Twisted Silk Arrasene, for
mer price 40c per dozen, now re
duced to 20c.
Good Stockinet Dress Shields, worth
Good Stockinet Dress Shields, large
size, worth 12c, 8c.
Fine Rubber Dress Shields, worth
"Canfield" Dress Shields, worth 35c,
"Lily" Silk Dress Shields, worth 35c,
Good Quality Belting, worth 25c, 1
Efctra Quality Belting, worth 40c, 35
Taffeta Ribbon, worth 18c, 12c. S
Stay Binding, worth 8c, 13c.
Hooks and Eyes, 2 dozen on card,
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Hook and Eye Tape, worth 12c a
Covered Dress Stays, worth 20c a
Uncovered Dress Stays, worth ioc'a
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