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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1892.,
At Least in Part, for the Err
ing of His "Wife, Accord
ing to Her Eriends.
HE BEAT HER CBUELLY,
And His Rage at Times Was Demoni
acal in Its Fury.
HE LEFT EED MAKES OF I0LENCE.
fused to grant cloture, and then, by a ma
jority of 114, adopted a motion to adjourn
until to morrow. Nevertheless, the positioa
of the Ministry has been improved by to
TEE QUEEH AHD GLADSTONE.
Gladstone Js Forced to Adopt a Scheme of
LOUBErS CABINET PBOBABLT SAFE
Paris, Nov. 17. The hearing before the
Court of Appeals of Mrs. Deacon's appeal
against the deeision of the Tribunal of the
Seine aeainst her right to bring suit for
divorce, was concluded to-day, and decision
was reserved until next Tuesday.
Mrs. Deacon has always steadfastly re
fused to give her side of the case, but to
day her friends made what appears to be an
authoritative statement in her defense. Ac
cording to this statement Mr. Deacon has
treated his wife, since the first weeks of
their marriage, with brutality, which, Mrs.
Deacon says, she endured, hoping by for
bearance to subdue a temper that at times
bordered upon insanity.
A great many of these brutal acts, say
Mrs. Deacon's friends, had no witnesses; but
certain charges, it is claimed, can be estab
lished by sworn testimony. These charges
are that less than a month after their mar
riage, while they were in London, Mr. Dea
con became furious at his wife because her
hair was not arranged to his taste and
knocked her down.
Enraged at His Wife's HI Health.
In February, 1880, five days after the
birth of their first child, at the Hotel
Brighton, Paris, Mr. Deacon left for Eng
land, leaving his wire alone for ten days,
and upon his return, finding her still an in
valid, he vent into a terrible rage. His
violence was such that the physician and
nurse had to interfere and forbid him access
to her room.
During eieht years, it is alleged, Mr.Dea
con obliged his wife to lead a Tagabond ex
istence. In all the hotels where they
stopped he treatca her like a slave, forbid
ding the servants to wait upon her and not
allowing a basket of wood to be brought
without his written order. His violence
was such that occupants of adjoining apart
ments would inquire if "Monsieur had
beaten madam badly."
In Paris, during the winter of 1884, Mrs.
Deacon was about leaving for a ball. She
learned that one of the nurses had gone out
without permission. It is claimed that Mr.
Deacon insisted upon his wile going alone,
promising to join her later. At 1 o'clock,
uneasy at his delay, she returned home, and
found her maid waiting for her outside.
Mr. Deacon had given orders for the con
cierge not to let his wife enter, and had
himself barricaded the door of their apart
ment. "When at last an entrance was ef
fected, Mr. Deacon was found rushing about
undressed in a state of frenzy.
Left aiarks of His Violence.
In lSao the Deacons lost a child, and one
night, while the mother was weeping, Mr.
Deacon, after reproaching her for her tears,
beat her so cruelly that the marks remained
for manv days.
In 1SS8 Mrs. Deacon inherited a consider
able fortune from her father, the late Bear
Admiral C. H. Baldwin, of the American
navy. The lady claims that since that time
Mr. Deacon has resolntelv refused tocon-
tribnte 1 cent to the household expenses or J
the support ot his lamuy. in tne winter ot
1889, while returning lrom the theater, Mr.
Deacon became furious and attempted to
choke his wife. Mrs. Deacon's story is that
she jumped from the carriage and walked
heme alone through the snow, over a mile.
In June, 1890, the Deacons gave a dinner
at a suburban restaurant outside of Paris.
After insultinc bu wife, Mr. Deacon, on
rising, fell to the floor and had to be carried
out by one orhis guests. Further violence
is alleged on the part of Mr. Deacon, and,
according to his wile's story.he broke down
the front door of the adjoining apartment,
occupied by the Compte and Comptesse de
Castries. Mrs. Deacon's friends, moreover,
say that charges of intemperance can easily
beproved against Mr. Deacon. They also
allege that the children were not exempt
from his cruelty.
EKGIAHD'S FAEffi QUESTIONS.
Further Proof That Her Majesty tlkea
Lord Salisbury Better.
TjOyDOS, Nov. 17. The present geries of
Cabinet Councils, which the Ministerialists
hope will conclude early next week, have
been unexpectedly prolonged, owing to un
looked for complexities that arose in con
nection with the home rule and other bills.
The Cabinet, upon the conclusion of the
present series of meetings, will not again
assemble until after Christmas. Mr. Glad
stone will visit the Queen at "Windsor Cas
tle. This will be the first visit the Prime
Minister has paid to Her Majesty since he
went to Osborne House to kiss her bauds
upon his appointment to office.
Lord Salisbury has been invited to visit
"Windsor Castle after Mr. Gladstone. This
shows a marked difference in the treat
ment accorded the leaders of the Liberal
and Conservative parties. During the
xieriod that Lord Salisbury was in office.
Mr. Gladstone was never invited to meet.
the Queen. A movement is on foot iu the
Tory party to further the union between
Conservatives and Liberal Unionists by
admitting the latter to the Carlton and
other heretofore exclusively Tory clubs.
THE HOMESTEAD MEN
To 'Have the Sympathy of the Gen
eral Assembly, K. of L.f
AS THEY HAVE HAD ITS MONET.
Hits Willard'a Proposed Reforms to Have
ArJODENUENT EXPECTED TO-MOKEOW
IAB0B WINS A VICI03T.
The London Building Trades Bring Their
Employers to Terms.
Loudon, Nov. 17. All the London
building trades, including carpenters, ma
sons, bricklayers, plasterers, painters and'
builders' laborers, have won a substantial
trades union victory. For no less than six
months last year they contended by strike
and lockout with the Master Builders' Asso
ciation, the different unions taking the men
out in sections.
Under a final arrangement with the Mas
ters' Association they have now obtained a
48-hour week, which comes into operation
during November. The reduction" in the
working day does not affect a raise in wages
obtained during the big lockout, no that,
practically, an immense number of men are
getting better wages and fewer hours.
Kew Tax Burdens for Russians.
St. Peteesbueg, Nov. 17. "With a view
to meeting the deficit in the budget the
Government will raise the excise duties on
brandy, tobacco, beer, phosphorus, matches
and petroleum. Extra taxes will be placed
on inhabited houses and forests and salt,
and exemptions from military service will
also be taxed.
Gladstone Compelled to Adopt Some
Scheme of T.and legislation.
Lokdox, Nov. 17. The rapid growth of
tfie agitation among the farming classes,
and their demands for legislation which
may palliate the depression in a agricul
ture, have precipitated Government action
in this direction. Among the Cabinet com
mittees preparing measures for the next
session of Parliament, the latest appointed
is that on agrarian bills. It is not likely
that the Government will take definite ac
tion until after the National Conference on
Agriculture has shown what the majority
of the farmers' delegates are inclined to
consider the best legislative course to take.
Nothing can be expected from this com
mittee which will in the least savor of pro
tection. Nevertheless, the desperate con
dition of the British farmers, combined
with the exceeding readiness of the Con
servative opposition to offer whatever in
ducements will bring the farmer and agri
cultural laborer to their side, will compel
Mr. Gladstone into proposing, not merely a
makeshift, but some really crncial reme
dies. Mr. Morley is understood to favor
the creation of land courts in Great Britain,
the abolition of titles and such extension
of the small holdings act as will make the
acquisition of land easier.
A NUNCIO FOR AMERICA.
Tho Conference of Archbishops Deliber
ated Upon the Advisability of the Pope's
Sending a Diplomatic Representative to
Washington After the Inauguration of
New York, Nov. 17. Profound secrecy
again reigned in the vicinity of Archbishop
Corrigan's house to-day. The Catholic con
ference met at 10 A. jr. and adjourned for
lunch at 1 p. sr. Promptly at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon 13 of the prelates convened in
a session which lasted until G:30. It is now
stated that a preliminary address will be
given to the public at the conclusion of
these ecclesiastical dcliberations,but Father
Lavelle is not prepared to say when it would
be ready. The parochial school question is
under consideration. A leading clerical said
to-day to a reporter:
I notice that the newspapers have neg
lected to state one of the principal topics to
be discussed by the conloience, viz: The
advisability or placing at asulngton a duly
accredited representative of the Vatican.
For many years American statesmen have
disagreed upon the question of this Govern
ment recognizing the authority of a Papal
Xuncio. It has been held that if the Presi
dent should receivo as one or his diplomatic
family a representative of the Pope, men
action might be construed as a recognition
of the Pope's claim of temporal sovereignty.
There is a likelihood that, following the
discussion of the matter by the archbishops,
Mixr. Satelll may be induced to bring it to a
crisis by leporting to the Vatican that af
ter the inauguration or Grover Cleveland,
steps should be taken Iookimr to the up-
F ointment of a papal legate to Washington,
believe thacnointemational complications
can possibly grow out of such action.
A STORM-SWEPT TOWN.
THE MONETAET CONFERENCE.
It Will Be Opened by Only a General Prop
osition for International Agreement.
Loxdox, Nov. 17. The Indian Currency
Committee, which, it was supposed, was
expediting its decisions with a view to in
fluencing the International Monetary Con
ference, adjourned to-day until the confer
ence is over. This unexpected step is at
tributed to a design of the committee to as
sist the British delegates in evading a dis
cussion on the position of the currency in
Concerning the instructions of the Amer
ican delegates it is learned that no hard
and fast proposals will be presented by
them. A general statement advocating an
international agreement will be laid before
the conference and this will lead to debute.
The delegates anticipate that the result
will be a report signed by the members ad
hering to the proposition for an interna
tional agreement Doubtless dissentient
reports will be prepared.
Thirty-five Houses Destroyed and Many Per
sons Injured in the Early Morning.
Bed Bud, III.. Nov.17. At 3:30 o'clock
this morning a tornado swept over this vil
lage, destroying 3o houses, killing a boy,
Jacob Cabe, and injuring some 15 other per
sons. Two churches, the Town Hall, jail
and newspaper office were among the build
ings leveled. The wind wave came in the
midst of a driving rain storm from the
south, and cleared a path 200 yards wide
through the town.
"Where last night stood a beautiful little
city there is to-day a scene of desolation.
Houses, barns, lences and orchards are
leveled. As soon as the more fortunate
people of the city recovered from the first
shock, efforts were at once directed to car
ing for the injured. They were taken to
homes of those who had escaped the .storm
and cared for. One house was literally
lifted lrom the ground, and scarce a vestige
of it left, while a neighboring residence
seemed to have escaped with comparatively
A dispatch from St Louis says: Tc-day
was the hottest, coldest, driest and wettest
day this community has had since Jerry
Busk began rain-making. The temperature
rose steadily from 6 o'clock, being at that
time 46, until 10:30, when it reached 51.
The humidity was great At 11 o'clock it
began to fall, and reached 35 at 3:30. It
was a typical cyclonic day. Wind blew at
the rate of 43 miles an hour. Before dark
it was moving along fast enough to keep
A World's Pair Club.
Eighteen Alleghemans have enrolled
themselves as members of a camping club
to go to the World's Fair. They have
been tendered the use of 40 acres ot g'ound,
centrally located, and within easy distance
of the Fair gro'unds, and expect to go about
August 1. The membership is limited to
30. John E. Bnrberg is Chairman and
William Huch Secretary.
A Dangerous Kind of Mischler.
Ernest Shaler was arrested yesterday by
Officer Col lis, on the complaint of Assist
ant Superintendent Foster, of the Pleasant
Valley line, for malicious mischief in turn
ing the signal lights on Perrysville avenue.
These signals are used to show a clear way
on the single track and the wrong one
shown might have a caused a bad wreck.
Shaler was held in 53U0 bail for court
10UBET GAINING IN STBENGTH,
His Cabinet Sjuflers liro Checks
the French Chamber Testerday.
Paeis, Nov. 17. The debate on the
Government bill providing for increased
stringency in the press laws was resumed
in the Chamber of Deputies to-day. Prime
Minister Loubet mane a very successful
speech, but this was followed by two slight
The Chamber, by a majority of 38, re-
Honses Made Untenantable by Blasting.
Mrs. William Davis, of 423 Pearl street,
complained to the police yesterday that
Michael Fay, a contractor, is blasting rock
near some property of hers iu the Thir
teenth ward without a license for blasting.
She claims the explosions of the blast have
damaged her houses and made them unten
antable, causing her a considerable loss.
The matter will be investigated to-day.
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Saturday.Only P. C C. C.
We will allow you to pick from our mag
nificent stock anj-ovcrco.it. any ulster or
any snit lor $16. No matter whether it ho
marked as liUrli as $15 or as low as $35 $16
will buy It. This offer good only until IU
o'clock Saturdny night P. C. C. C,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets, opposite
the Court lltue.
Get your light suit dyod at Pelfer's.
Tel. MSSmitliflelil stieet.
SUM I 100 Federal street, AUeliem-.
1261 1 1913 Carson street, Southside.
rSPECIAI. TELEOnAM TO THE DISPATCH.
St, Louis, Nov. 17. A number of the
delegates to the convention of the General
Assembly, Knights of Labor, were out last
night attending meetings of the local assem
blies and other friendly labor bodies, where
questions affecting the welfare of laboring
men are discussed. Delegates Breitenstein,
of Laramie, Wyo., and Langan and Biley,
of Brooklyn, and T; B. Maguire, of New
York, spoke at last night's meeting of local
Assembly 8740. The machinists of that
body aro endeavoring to secure a uniform
schedule of wages and wanted to hear the
viws of the visitors on the best plan to
bring about that result At present St
Louis machinists receive wages ranging
from ?1 50 to f 5 a day.
The salesmen of St Louis were addressed
by Delegates Cavanaugh of Cincinnati,
Dcmpsey of Pennsylvania, Robertson of
Arkansas, and Worsley of Kentucky, upon
various matters affecting the interests of
that calling. Other delegates scattered
themselves about the city, speaking where
they thought they could do the most good,
and the result is a general revival of in
terest among the local organizations.
All tho Organizations Represented JTott.
James A. Wright, of the National Trades
Association, which is composed of the
cloth cutters of the United States, arrived
last night The association is connected
with the order of Knights of Labor and Mr.
Wright will take part in the deliberations
at Walballa Hall. He is probably the last
addition to the ranks of the visitors that
will be made.
The delegates to-day were discussing the
proposition made to the convention by the
World's Fair management to hold the an
nual convention of the general assembly at
Chicago next year, and take part in the
proposed Labor Congress. Charles G.
Dixon, ot umcago, representing tne local
board of the World's Fair, extended the in
vitation to the Knights. No action was
taken, but many of the Knights are dis
posed to favor the proposal.
A. W. Wright, of the Executive Board,
said to-day that there was no doubt that
the Knights of Labor would take part in
the Labor Congress whether the conven
tion met in Chicago or not All other
labor organizations will be or have been in
vited to be present at the Congress of work
ingmen. A lot of Routine Business Transacted.
The greater portion of the time of the
convention to-day was given to the con
sideration of resolutions, petitions and
other documents, and also of the report of
the Committee on Law. The latter
recommends various changes in the consti
tution and platform ot principles of the
order. Among other things the committee
proposed the adoption of the referendum
or submission of all laws to the people
for approval before passage. An animated
discussion of this clause was participated in
by General Master Workman Powderly
and Delegates Sovereign, of Iowa; Lucas,
ef Minnesota, and Martin, of Iowa. It was
finally decided to insert the referendum in
There was also a discussion over an
amendment to strike out the demand for a
graduated income tax. The matter was
referred back to the committee, with
instructions to prepare a plank in the
platform demanding a graduated tax on
incomes .and a tax on inheritances.
A clause was adopted recommending the
establishment of free labor bureaus in each
State of the Union.
Miss IVillard's Reforms Considered:
The letter from Miss Frances Willard, of
the W. C. T. U., was presented to the con
vention by Mrs. Ingafls, of the union, to
gether with petitions asking the Kuights of
Labor to work for the prohibition of the
sale of liquor on the World's Fair grounds,
the closing of the Columbian Exposition on
Sunday, the abolition of smoking cars on
sleepers, and the prohibition of the opium
and liquor traffic. The petitions were ac
cepted and Master Workman Powderly as
sured Mrs. Ingalls that they would receive
the attention ot the body.
The consideration ot the report of the
Committee on Law was resumed this morn
ing and consumed the greater part of the
forenoon session of the convention. The
amendment to fix the term of office of the
general officers one year instead of two met
with determined opposition, and after a
lengthy discussion was voted down. There
was also an animated debate over the
proposition to increase the numbers of the
Executive Board. The board is at present
composed of four members, and a good
many delegates thought that it should have
six. The majority of the convention were
of the opinion, however, that the present
number was sufficient, and all motions to
increase it were voted down.
Last Call for Introdnction of Resolutions.
The roll was called for the last time for
the introduction of resolutions, and dele
gates were notified that under the rules
resolutions could only be introduced here
after by consent of three-fourths of the dele
gates. Nothing of general interest was pre
sented. The convention began consideration of
the financial report this afternoon. It will
not be concluded before to-morrow morning.
Thus far affairs in this department are all
right. The final result of the consideration
of this report may have an effect on the
election of officers.
It now looks as if the Sixteenth National
Knights of Labor Assembly would conclude
its labors by Saturday evening. The dele
gates are endeavoring to push things so as
to be able to adjourn .on that day. A. W.
Wright, of the Executive Board, thinks,
however, that an adjournment cannot be
reached until Monday evening. Officers for
the ensuing two yeais will probably be
elected to-morrow morning. The eleotion
is held immediately after the report of the
Finance Committee is received, though
what the report has to do with the election
can only be conjectured. The selection of
the new officers is of special iuterest this
year owing the rumors that Powdealy will
positively decline to serve again as Grand
Master Workman. Should he make such
an announcement to the delegates there will
be a lively scramble for his place by Dev
lin, Wright, Cavanaugh and other promi
nent members of ihe order.
To-night the delegates were given a ban
quet at Concordia Hall by the members ot
District Assembly No. 4, ot St Louis, and
District Assembly No. 20G, of East St
Louis. Covers were laid for 300 Knights.
The visiting grand officers and the more
prominent delegates responded to toasts.
Sympathy for the Homestead Men.
There was a rumor in the corridors of the
hotels, last night, to the effect that the
Knights of Labor would, by means of a
resolution to be adopted before the sine die
adjournment, give evidence of their sym
pathy with and support, both financial and
otherwise, to the Homestead strikers.
Various district assemblies have already
given, not only their sympathy, but finan
cial aid, but it was not thought that the
Knights of Labor would in General Assem
.bly take any such action.- Several ot the
leading officers say, so far as they are con
cerned, they will introduce no such resolu
tion. "But" said A. W. Wright, member
of the Executive Board, and Chairman of
the Press Committee, "some of the dele
gates mav introduce a resolution looking to
"Would such a resolution probably be
"I can't sav, but I see no reason whv It
should not. You should understand where
our sympathies lie in this matter."
General Master Workman Powderly re
marked: "Of course, we as laboring men
svmpathize with the men looked out at
Homestead. The assembly will take what
ever action it sees fit in the matter."
It is probable that before the end of the
session the Homestead locked out men will
receive what may be termed an offioial
recognition by the Knights of Labor. The
only thing that would be apt to prevent
such action is the fact that the men at
Homestead belong to what is practically a
rival organization the American Federa
tion of Labor but the sympathy of man
for man will probably overcome it in that
TILLMAN DRAWS A GUN
To Annihilate a Brother Member or the
Alliance Who Was Opposed to Him
Blood Nearly Shed at Yesterday's Meet
ingThe Sessions Growing Hotter and
Memphis, Nov. 17. Special The ex
ecutive sessions of the National Alliance
grow hotter and hotter, and a free fight
seemed imminent this morning. The Till
man imbroglio bobbed up first thing again
this morning. Dr. McCune arose to a ques
tion of privilege. He said it had been
charged that he was a party to Tillman's
distribution of Democratic literature, and
he wanted to clear himself.
Mr. Scott, of Kansas, got up and inter
rupted McCune to remark that he hoped no
man would be made a mark of by any act of
the convention because of party fealty. Mr.
Scott went on to say it was rumored that
Tillman would be substantially rewarded
by the incoming administration for his
martyrdom here. Mann Page then stirred
things up by saying that no one had been
tried ana convicted, and that the insinua
tions of the brother from Kansas were in
bad taste and wholly out of order.
Dr. McCune managed to finish finally.and
then Tillman got the floor and absolved Mc
Cune from all complicity in the distribution
of campaign literature. Looking squarely
at Scott, and pointing at him, he denounced
him as a coward and a.scoundrel. Scctt
said that Tillman was wrong, for he (Scott)
had called no names.
"Did you not mean me, sir?" demanded
Tillman, angrily, and making for Scott,
who defiantlv replied that he would let the
convention decide whom he meant Till
man bestowed a few more epithets
on Scott, and finally attempts were
made to draw guns, and it
looked as though blood would flow.
Tillman's brother and father-in-law were
there to back him up, but after a stormy
scene matters quieted and business pro
ceeded. Tillman, however, is legislated
out of office, the director generalship of the
literary bureau being abolished.
LOOKS LIKE SUICIDE.
F. J. Dhorhauar Snpposed to Have Taken
His l.lfe With Poison.
F. J. Dhorhauar died yesterday after
noon at his home, 100 Climax street, and
the evidence seems to point to a case of
suicide. The facts so, far as they could be
learned by Coroner's Clerk Brush, are that
the deceased had spent 12 years out of the
last 23 In the workhouse. On
Monday last Dhorhauar was re
leased from that institution after
serving a 30 days' sentence, and going to
the home of his wife demanded some under
clothes. These were refused him, as his
wife wanted nothing to do with him. Yes
terday morning he was brought to his wife's
home in the patrol wagon, and as Mrs.
Dhorhauer thought her husband was drunk
she refused to admit him to the house. He
then sat down on the steps, and after a time
wandered back into the yard and into an
Two hours later his wife went out and
found him in a dying condition. Dr. G. B.
Sweeney was summoned, and as the man
had been seen to have a small phial in his
hand and had purged a green substance the
case was diagnosed as poisoning. Dhor
hauar lingered about two hours and then
died. The Coroner will investigate to-day.
MTJBDEBEB MAIEE'S LAST OAT.
Lawyer's Tardy Claims Cause a Re
vulsion of Feeling in His Favor.
Wheeling, Nov. 17. ApeciaJ. Pitts
burg carpenters have put up the scaffold
and gallows on which William Maier will
be executed to-morrow. During the past
two days there has been a strange revulsion
of public sentiment in the man's favor,
caused, no doubt, by the statement of his
counsel that new evidence has been dis
covered which, if it had been available at
the trial, would have acquitted the prisoner.
But this statement comes too late to delay
the murderer's execution. Governor Fleming
stoutly refusing to reconsider his announced
decision not to interfere.
Maier's counsel say they have been hamp
ered by lack of funds for absolutely neces
sary expenses connected with the trial of
the case, and that if there had been money
enough to pay the expenses of so doing, the
Austrian Minister would have been ap
pealed to in his behalf. Preparations for
the execution are complete. The prisoner
has lost his appearance of stolid indifference,
and is dying many deaths of anticipation.
A GBAND JUEY CENSTTBED
For Falling to Return Indictments Against
Election Law Violators.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 17. Judge Wood
ruff, of the Mercer County Court, to-day
censured the grand jury for failing to re
turn indictments against the politicians
charged with bribery at the polls on elec
tion day. The jury made its final return,
and Judge Woodruff said he was aware that
no indictments of this character had been
found. He reminded the jurors of the
solemnity of their oath and of the duty
that had been expected of them. The pros
ecutor of the pleas had informed him that
the evidence against certain persons was
strong enough to warrant their indictment.
In view ot this state of things the Court
sent the jury back for half an hour. At the
expiration of that period it came into court
again and announced that it had no new
bills to present John H. Scudder, of the
Democratio State Committee, was foreman
of the jury.
A USE FOR CONVICTS.
The Road Congress Thinks They Should Be
Set to Boilding Highways.
Memphis, Nov. 17. To-day's session of
the Inter-State Boad Congress indorsed the
bill for the appointment of a commissioner
in the interest of good roads.
It recommended also the appointment of
a State engineer in each State and assistant
engineers in each Congressional district; the
leasing of convicts to counties desiring
them; that labor and property each bear a
part of the burden of road building; that
each State create auxiliary organization to
the National League, and that each county
in the State receive a fair division of the
convict labor. Adjourned sine die.
ONLY TWO CASES A DAT.
The Triennial Assessment Hearings Will
Run Six Months at the Present Rate.
The appeal on the valuation of ihe Mc
Ginnis property on Fifth avenue, in the
Fourteenth ward, was the first matter taken
up at the hearing before Commissioner Beal
at City Hall yesterdey. A number of wit
nesses testified to the value of the property,
one placing it somewhat under the assess
sor's figures. Agent Kelly admitted he
had expressed his belief that the assessor's
valuation was fair. Attorney Shields testi
fied to being agent for the property with
full authority to act He had received no
notice of such a rehearing in the case as
claimed by the assessors and did not appear
to get a reduetien on the assessment Con
siderable other testimony was taken on the
case, after which the appeal on valuation
and classification of property on Lawn
street and Fifth avenue owned by the Mc
Giunu heirs was taken up. It consists of
1 acres, assessed as worth J34.810, part of
it rural. An acre is good level grouud, and
the balance a deep hole. The heirs think
the valuation 54,600 too high, and want it
all assessed as rural.
The efforts of both'sides were to show the
truth of their claims, but the honors were
about evenly divided. The appeal of Lydia
McCutcheon, on Neville street, consumed
the balance of the day. The property was
originally assessed at 513,000, was then re
duced to'fll,725 and then to 510,000. It is
assessed as full taxable. The appellant
wants the valuation reduced and the classi
fication made rural.
JLlkcs Our Religions Liberty.
Bev. Dr. B. Leon, of Prague, Bohemia,
was a passenger on the limited last evening
for Chicago, where he will attend the inter
national convention of the German Re
formed Church. The doctor was unable to
speak English, but he managed to explain
that he had been in the country two weeks
and was greatly pleased with the religious
liberty enjoyed by the people.
Cut out Latimer's ad on page 7 to-day. It's
Works Both Way3.
"It is remarkable how your
abroad has improved you."
"It is the use of the Carlsbad
Waters that has improved me, more
than my trip abroad. I have gained
in flesh and strength since I used
them. Many persons use them for re
ducing flesh, because the Waters re
move all unhealthy tissues and super
abundance of fat, but they also build
up firm and solid flesh, which is a
sign of perfect health. I also use the
Carlsbad Sprudel Salt early in the
morning with a glass full of the
Water. It increases the laxative
action of the same. If you ever
suffer from chronic catarrh of the
stomach, biliousness, gout or rheu
matism, I advise you to use them.
Every druggist has them." The
"genuine" have the signature of
"Eisner & Mendelson Co., Agents,
N; Y., on every bottle." F
Will Continue (2) Two Weeks.
Bring this ADVERTISEMENT and secure 5 PER CENT
REBATE on 52-inch CLOTHS at 25c, 31c, 35c and 50c; 5
yards of these make a full dress for a lady. $1 purchases finer
FRENCH Dress materials than we have ever previously sold
for this price. (6) YARDS are needed of these for a lady's
dress in all shades.
In addition to Dress Goods this REBATE SALE includes
all CARPETS, OILCLOTHS, LINOLEUMS, RUGS, MAT
TINGS, LACE CURTAINS and PORTIERES, SHADES,
COMFORTABLES, also BLANKETS.
UNDERWEAR of all
ladies and chiidren.
and kinds for men, for
5 per cent rebate is allowed on all merchandise during these
(2) two weeks only, on any purchase on any of our (5) FIVE
FLOORS, by BRINGING this ADVERTISEMENT along.
138 and 140 Federal St,
- PER CENT REBATE on all MAIL ORDERS and
BACK and money REFUNDED if not as rep-
TH E best evidence of the good values we
are giving is the constant increase in
business. Every day we are selling more
than the same time a year ago. The facts
are our Suits made tomeasure $25 and $30 are
great values,fully one-third under lowest prices
extant. Great assortment to select from.
Again, we have Overcoats made ready to put on, just a3 if your measure was
taken of course you save from $10 to $20. Good Overcoats from $15 to $30.
WANAMAKER & BROWN,
HOTEL AXDEKSON BLOCK, &&
no m i maam
Thousands Turned Out to Pay Their Respects to That Plucky,
Pushing and Enterprising Firm of
SOLOMON & RUBEN.
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A MILITIA CAPTAIN IK TROUBLE,
Tho Commander of tho State's Only Colored
Company Said to Be a Forger.
Philadelphia, Nov. 17. A warrant
was issued to-day for the arrest of Charles
Hallstock, the Captain of the Gray Invin
clbles, the colored company of the State
Guard, charging him with embezzlement of
the company's funds and with forgery.
This action is the culmination of an in
formal investigation made by the Inviuci
bles, who allege that he is short in his ac
counts as Captain to the extent of from
52,500 to 53,000. They also aljege that he
lorged a begging circular by which he ob
tained funds which he appropriated to his
personal use. Hailstock's whereabouts are
That Friday nnd Saturday our great $16 tale
takes place. Anynulc or any o vet co it, the
best In house, lor $16-the equal of $J5 and
$ garments. P. C. C C.,- Clotlitors,
Comer Grant and Diamond streets.
Thousands of others found it impossible to gain admittance.
At precisely 7:30 last evening the massive doors of Pittsburg's pride swung open for the
reception of guests. The Second Brigade Band struck up the Solomon and Ruben March,
which was specially dedicated to the new firm. From the opening until the closing, at 10
o'clock, the building was literally thronged with charmed and enthusiastic sightseers. Large as
the building is, it was inadequate to accommodate the mass of people who were anxious to get in.
In order to accommodate those who were unable to gain admittance last evening, the
firm will give another reception this evening, lasting from 8 to 10. The Second Brigade Band
will give another of their matchless musical programmes, which no doubt will be listened to with
rapt attention. The following are the selections:
ZF-A-ZRX FIRST. I
1. MARCH De Paris Bosquit
2. OVERTURE "Crown Diamonds"
3. LA SERENATA Waltz D'Arcy Jaxone
4. SELECTION Macbeth Verdi
5. AMERICAN PATROL Geo. Weigand
6. MUSICAL REVIEW Reviere
RAYMOND Overture Thomas
"SUNRISE IN SUMMER" Lattiere
OPERATIC SELECTION Atilla Verdi
EDINBURG WALTZ Bonnissenn
"MILL IN THE FOREST" Eilenberg
"TEN MINUTES WITH THE MIN
This morning the great doors of Solomon & Ruben's BusinessPalace will open. Every department is radi
ant with the newest, choicest and finest goods in the market. Recollect, in purchasing from us you run no risk of
buying anything ancient, shopworn or last season's styles. Since our advent a month ago in Pittsburg's mercantile
arena, we have demonstrated to the purchasing public' that our GOODS ARE PERFECT, PRICES RIGHT and
the treatment accorded to our patrons above reproach. We will continue to gain the good will of the people.
SMITHFIELD AND DIAMOND STREETS.