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The Pittsburg Police Get a
Clew to the Location of
Henry "Ward, "Who
KILLED A MAH ATKUGABA.
A Price Pat Upon His Dead by the
Wealthy Father of His Victim.
CEKEIBLE FIGHT IX THE DARK.
Frank Weaver's Body Hashed to Tieces tj
BEACHING THE END OF A LOXG SEARCH
James Cassino, a cook on the river be
tween Pittsburg and New Orleans, reported
at police headquarters yesterday afternoon
that on his way up the river last week he
met at Helena, Ark., Henry Ward, a fugi
tive from justice. "Ward is wanted at
Niagara Falls, where last June he and John
Henry brutally murdered Frank 'Weaver.
Tile killing is said to hare been a dastardly
one. All the parties to the crime are
"Weaver was a rather conspicuous figure.
His lather is wealthy. When his son was
tilled he offered a liberal reward for the
arrest of the murderers. The police au
thorities of the whole country were noti
fied and every possible effort was made to
overtake the criminals. A Niagara Falls
officer came to Pittsburg and remained sev
eral days looking for the men.
Lost the Trail In Virginia.
He discovered that the murderers had
some direct to this citv and from here he
traced them into Virginia. John Henry
nas finally overtaken and was arrested near
i'oanoke. After being arrested Henry re
fused to give any information about Ward.
He said they had separated in Pittsburg.
The officer returned to Pittsburg, but was
unable to find any trace of Ward. Henry
was taken back to the Falls and when
placed on trial he pleaded guilty to the
killing of Weaver. He also told of Ward's
part In the murder.
Weaver, Henry, Ward and others had
been gambling. Weaver, it is said, had
won all the money, and late in the night
the party separated. Weaver started lor
his home. He was, it is alleged, followed
by Henry and Ward. He was assaulted in
the dark and made a desperate resistance.
I.esperato right in the DarK.
All three of the men used razors, and
"while the murderers were slashed and cut
several times the victim was literally cut
to pieces. H is lace was cut beyond recog
nition, and fully a dozen latal wounds were
lound upon his body. His pockets were
jified, and ail the money he had won and
'whatever money he had before the game
"nas taken lrom him.
Weaver's dead body was lound the next
morning. The investigation of ihe police
developed the story of the gambling. Fur
ther inquiry showed that Ward and Henry
had disappeared during the nijht. Officers
have never retted in their efiorts to appre
hend the murderers, and it is said the en
tire country has been hunted for them.
Ca&iino was positive that he had seen
Ward. He said he knew him well and had
talked with him. The story was sent to the
Niagara Falls police, and it is expected
that AVard will be arrested at Helena,
where he is said to be working, to-day.
A EOT INDICTED TOR MURDEE.
The Grand Jury Find a True Bill Against
The grand jury yesterday returned true
bills lor murder against Stewart Itogers and
3Iax Newman. Bogers is a boy, and he
stabbed J. H. Stevenson to death October
19 in the Seventeenth ward. Newman is
held lor shooting Thomas Coyne in the Car
negie Steel Works, at Homestead, Novem
ler 15. A true bill was also returned
against John Printeis for larceny.
The ignored bills were:
Jocph Atkinson, George Ealavcda, T. W.
Glpner, Lpe Hcni,Jack Henry. Katharine
Leonard, Jolin Skelton, Buck Wallace, as
sault and battery: Annie Bruiser, illezal
liquor selling: Lre Henry. William Mcllil
leu. illegal liquor soiling and keeping a dis
orderlv hou-e; Walter Crfdno, cruelty to
Enimaif; Silas Carter, immorality; Thomas
XcCunn, larceny by bailee; Isaac 31. Pen
nock, embezzlement; George Given, James
It. Stewart, laioeny.
A FIBa; GOES TJNDEB.
The Slierriiraianulacturing Company Makes
Charles F. Sherrifi, doing business as the
Sherriff Manufacturing Company at No. 80
Water street, yesterday made a voluntary
assignment lor the benefit of his creditors
to William T. Lindsay. The deed of as
signment was filed in the Eecorder's office.
The assignor places all his property, which
includes the warehouse and store at No. 80
Water street and the machine and repair
shop at Sa 49 Water street, in the hands
of the assignee It is understood that the
cause ot Mr. Sherrifi's failure to meet his
creditors was slack trade in his particular
line of business and inability to collect his
outstanding debts. It is thought his assets
-will iully cover his liabilities and that he
will soon be on bis leet again.
A CHUECHKAN IK JAIL.
He Comes to Pittsburg on a Tour of Inspec
tion and Gets the "Worst of lb
John N. Henderson, who claims to be a
Sunday school superintendent from Somer
set county, is in jail as a "vag." He and a
triend came to Pittsburg Wednesday, as he
cars, to investigate the social evil problem.
Henderson bought beer at some of the
houses and about midnight was found in the
streets very drunk.- He was taken to the
police station and there he discovered that
he had been robbed of 515 ot his own and a
similar amount he had in trust for the Sun
day school. At the hearing yesterday
morning he did not have 51 and costs, so
was sent to jail. He hopes to get out in
time lor services Sunday.
HOT ENOUGH MONET,
Lack of Tnnds Will Enable the State to
Have Only One Company of Marines.
Adjutant General Greenland has received
two applications from Philadelphia, one
lrom Erie and one from Pittsburg request
ing authority to organize naval battalion
companies. It is very likely that on ac
count of the inadequate appropriation by
the State to the National Guard ol Penn
sylvania only one company wiil be admitted
to the guard, which will be located in Phil
adelphia. Caught in the Belting.
While oiling a pulley in Oliver's Tenth
street mill yesterday John Graner, aged 33
years, of German Square, was caught in
the belting-and after being turned around
the shalting two or three times was thrown
the floor. He sustained severe fracture
v" ribs and internal injuries.
ores. Evidence, you can buy
inlment, Salvation Qil,ftrc.
Both l'artlei ia a b.ul Mix About Candi
datesCirculars Scat Out by Republi
cans forllninstructcd Delegates Mayor
Gourlej'i. Nomination for CntrolIcr
Bo.hering the Democrats.
The chief tonic ot conversation among
the politicians yesterday was the absolute
declaration of Controller Morrow against a
renonrination and the circumstances under
which it was made. The eflect of it is gen
erally deplored among Republicans. They
realize that it will have a weakening effect
on the party ticket, and that in addition to
the trouble over the selection of a
Mayoralty candidate a successor to Mr.
Morrow roust be secured.
An unprecedented move on the part of
the Republicans irflie announcement that
they will open a headquarters belore the
primaries thi vear. Next week is the time
set and the office will be on Third avenue,
in the Magee building. Circulars were
printed and mailed to the ward leaders yes
terday announcing this fact and calling on
them to set up tlic best men available to go
into the convention as uninstructed dele
gates, with the idea that the nominees will
be first named at that meeting. Delegates
thus set up will have to take their chances
against those sej up by aspiring candidates
at the primaries, but it is expected no can
didate yet in the field will have anything
like enough votes to nominate ou the first
The probability of Mayor Gonrlcy being
nominated on the Democratic ticket seems
to be growing less although there are many
in he party who want him. Several of the
part- leaders have come out against hia
entirely. Yesterday, County Chairman
Brennen declared that he was in favor of
E lacing Mr. Gonrley on the ticket provided
e would pledge himself not to allow the
use of his name by the Industial Alliance
or the proposed citizens' movement Those
who know the Mayor best say he won't
make such a pledge. He is non-coramittaL
He had a long interview with John B.
Larkin yesterday at the latter's office. Mr.
Larkin declared the conference was on bus
iness matters not connected with politics.
The argument against having the Mayor ou
the Democratic ticket and at the same time
on other tickets is that his value would be
lost to the partv, his admirers being as
likely to vote the other ticket bearing his
name as that of the Democrats.
Another argument is that he would not
support the whole Democratic ticket on the
stump. It is considered certain that if
nominated the .Mayor will stump ttie entire
city for the ticket on which his name ap
pears, but the Democrats argue that he will
devote his energies to roasting their candi
dates as well as those on the Republican
ticket. The awkwardness of such a situa
tion has caused many Democrats who are
favorable to the Mayor to oppose his nomi
nation on their ticket.
MATOE KENNEDY DOST CASE.
l'olitics Won't Influence His Action on the
Chiefa Term Ordinance.
The attitude Mayor Kennedy will assume
on the ordinance lengthening the terms of
the city department chiefs has caused con
siderable speculation in Allegheny as to the
eflect it will have on the Mayoralty nomi
nation. Some claim he will veto it to
avoid offending and losing the support of
the Reform Association to which he owes
his present incumbency. Others assert he
will sign it to hold the friendship and po
litical assistance the chiefs and their friends
have it in their power to give. Each side
maintains that if he does the other thing he
will surely be deieated lor the nomination.
Speaking ot this talk last night he said:
"There may be something in the claims
of both sides, as far .as it affects my re
nommation. But whatever may be the re
sult, I will do that which I think is right.
I don't care enough lor political office to do
otherwise. No consideration of how many
votes my action may influence will enter
into my decision. The rest I will leave to
the people to decide. I am making no
claims as to my contest My friends are
doing the work for me."
Major Rush Tyler continues to claim that
he will win the nomination, hands down?
He says his strength is increasing daily and
nothing can now defeat him. As to his
strength in the election alter the nomina
tion, he says he will win easily, as half the
Democrats in the citv will vote for him.
TK0OT3LE IN THE DEHOCBACY.
A Claim That County Chairman Brennen Is
Holding Oaten Important List.
There is trouble in the county Demo
cratic organization over the failure of
Chairman Brennen to publish the list of
County Committeemen. One taction
claims that at the last meeting of the com
mittee, previous to the straighout cam
paign a year ago, a resolntion was adopted
requiring the Chairman to publish the list
CO days before the primaries. Since he has
not done this they claim he has disobeyed
the party rules and that he has some object
in holding back the list.
Mr. Brennen and his friends, on the
other hand, deny that any such resolution
was passed at the last meeting. Such a
paper was presented, they say, but was not
adopted, and the minutes of the meeting
will show it The minutes cannot be
found. Mr. Brennen said yesterday he
would have the committee list ready for
publication next week.
Senator Quay Hero To-Morrow.
State politics will receive a little atten
tion from Senator Quay for the next few
days. He wHl leave Washington to meet
the legislators at Harrisburg to-day and
come to this city to-morrow. The Senator
has serious business with the legislators
and his triends say the conference will re
sult in his re-election beyond a doubt
Will Organize To-Night
A meeting will be held in the Humboldt
schoolhouse, corner of South Twentieth
and Sarah streets to-night for the purpose
of organizing a Citizens Industrial Alli
ance Club. D. A. Haves, L. J. Reagan,
a V. Arbogast and T." J. McConnell will
address the meeting and a large attendance
Will Discuss Municipal Candidates.
A special meeting of the Industrial Al
liance will be held on Saturday night in
K. otlj. Hall. The question of naming
candidates will be discussed.
Get yonr tea, coffee, baking nowder and
spices'at the store-, of The Gi eat Atlantic and
Pacific Tea Company. Satisfaction cuaran
teed. Beautiful souvenir during Clmrtmas
week, entitled, "Good Morning." To be had
at all our stores.
Holiday neckwear. Wo are showing the
largest and most complete line of men's fino
puff, teck, ascot and four-in-hand scans
ever brougnt to till city.
James 11. Aikxit & Co., 100 Fifth avenue.
Kid Gloves for Presents.
Four-button fresh kid gloves, 6Sc, worth
Jl: seven hooks. 9c, worth tl 25; also all
qualities genuine 1. & P. gloves at Uosou
baum & Ca's.
During Christmas week, as usual, wo will
present each purchaser of tea, coffee, baking
powder and spices with a beautllul panel
eutltlod as above. Don't fall to get one. To
bo had ntall the stores of The Great Atlantic
and Fncltlc Tea Co.,
31 Fifth avenue,
1702 Carnon atieot,
-I4 ilutler Ktrcet,
6127 l'nn avenue. East End,
16:S Penn avenue,
123 Fifth avenue, McEeesport,
126 Federal street Allegheny.
Caix's shoos and comfort are indisputable.
Try them. 503 Market street.
during Christmas week at all the stores of
The Great Atlantic ana Pacific Tea Com.
DENYING i SHORTAGE.
Defendant Holons Tell Their Sido of
the Case on the Stand.
GODFREY CLAIMS A BALANCE.
The Fx-Treasurer Swears That the Order Is
Etill iu His PeR
JiASI CHARACTER WITNESSES CALLED
The Solon, case will go to the jury to-day.
The taking of evidence was finished yester
day and nothing remains now but the
speeches of the attorneys and charge of the
Court The defendants and about 25 char
acter witnesses were examined yesterday.
John M. Ball was the first witness yester
day. He said he heard of the alleged short
age for the first time on September 29, 1891,
when Dr. Cole told him that Godfrey was
S14.000 short He saw Godirey about the
matter, but they both agreed that the doctor
was mistaken. Four days later the witness
got a note from Mr. Beatty, in which the
latter stated that Godfrey was short 514,000.
He was called belore the trustees to tell
what iiencw about the affair, and the mat
ter of reporting to Godfrey's bond company
was discussed, but this plan was abandoned
because if it would turn out that there was
no shortage the trustees felt they would bs
liable for damages
At a meeting of the Executive Committee
Godfrey made the motion to employ an ex
pert and Mr. Sawhill was engaged. God
frey was suspended. T;ie examination
showed a shortage by the Secretary's books
of over f 14,000 and by the Treasurer's books
of $1,300. Checks and money were ionnd
in the safe, however, that wiped out this
indebtedness and Jeft the Treasurer about
40 long, and upon the advice of the attor
ney, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Ball, who was the
Supreme President, reinstated Godfrey.
A Transfer of 833,000.
Witness then explained the ?35,000 trans
fer from the special to the general fund and
told how warrants had been drawn when
there was no money to pay them. Godfrey
said he had advanced enough inouey aud
the witness told him to use what
ever money he had, that money
was coming in and it would not do to let
the warrants go to protest. This was about
October 10, 1891. Witness said: "There
never was any collusion or agreement be
tween Godirey, Mundorf and myself to
cheat or defraud the order or to cover up
any shortage of anyone."
On cross-examination he said a check of
?800 that had been found in the afe was
di awn by Godfrey on his own account It
was counted as assets and helped make up
the alleged deficiency of 51,353
"Alter Godfrey was suspended didn't he
carrv the kevs to the vault?"
"Didn't he deposit $12,000 on October 12,
1891. to the credit of the order?"
"Was that the money of the order?"
"No, sir; it was his own."
"This was after he was suspended?"
Mr. Godirey said he had been Supreme
Treasurer lrom the inception of the order,
and during the first two years of its exist
ence Ire had advanced over $3,000. He then
detailed in about the same language as Mr.
Ball the $35,000 transfer.
"Did the order ever fully repay you for
the money you advanced?"
A Claim Against the Solons.
"No, sir; I only received a credit for a
small portion of it I still have a claim for
The wituess denied ever saying to Mr.
McKelvey that he had used any of the
order's money to protect his own property.
He also denied any knowledge ot an agree
ment between any of the officials to cheat
the order. He said: "McKelvey said to m
they had figured my shortage down to $47.
I laughed and said it was a great relief to
know that it was getting less."
Mr. Porter cross-examined the witness at
the afternoon session. Asked if iie had
made a report to the Executive Committee
to the effect that there was a balance in the
bank of 512,499 77 four days after the pub
lication ot the statement in the official or
gan of the order, showing a greater balance
than shown by his report to the trustees,
Mr. Godfrey said he knew nothing about it
A check for 5300, belonging to the order,
alleged to have been deposited by Godfrey
to satisfy a personal note, vas produced,
but the witness said it was a reimbursement
for money advanced by him. He admitted
he had kept the keys to the safe after his
suspension, and that the deposit ol $4,000
on October 12 was received as assessments.
He admitted that during the four years of
his official connection with the order he had
received in salary and perquisites 11,757.
John R. McKelvey, who had been sus
pended by Mr. Covert, was the next wit
ness, but his testimony brought out nothing
I Many Character Witnesses Examined.
The examination of character witnesses
then began. John D. Fraaer, cashier of the
Monongahela National Bank, was called
for Mr. Godfrev. Ex-Judge Kirkpatrick
was called in behalf of Mr. Balk
W. It Coyle was called for Mr. Slundorf.
Coyle is in the lumber business, but ad
mitted on cross-examination that he didn't
know much of the defendant tor the past
Captain J. L Lvtle, the manufacturer,
took the stand in behalf ot Mr. Godirey.
He said he had met the defendant at church
Mr. Porter You don't discuss the repu
tation of people at church, do you?
Witness No, not necessarily.
W. J. Brennen said he was admitted to
the bar 10 years ago, and had known Mun
dorf 15 years.
Mr. Robb Yon were old before yon were
Mr. Porter You are Chairman of the J
Mr. Brennen Yes, but I never bad any
political dealings with Mr. Mundort
Mr. Robb He is a Republican.
R. H. Jackson, the attorney for the order,
was called in behalf of the defendants with
whom he said he was well acquainted. On
cross-examination Mr. Porter asked him a
question bearing on the suspension and sub
sequent reinstatement of Mr. Godfrey, and
the witness replied: "I don't propose to
answer that question."
Called Down by the Court
Judge Slnzle You will answer such
questions as the Court directs, Mr. Jack
son. We will decide what questions are
Among the other character witnesses ex
amined were: E. W. Biggs, the jeweler;
Josiah Cohen,' Esq., James B. Barr, Joseph
Mitchell, County Commissioner R. E. Mer
cer, Frank Hopper, William DeWolf, Dr.
J. M. Duff, Dr. Kirker, A. H. Heisey, the
glass manufacturer; George Best, A. H.
Hill, W. T. Nicholson, F. T. Lusk, W. J.
Dickey, 1J. J. Crawford, M. H. Holing,
Carson Mercer and J. W. Hague.
The defense rested and the prosecution
recalled Mr. Vaughn In rebuttal to explain
the alleged "discrepancy of $1,900
which Mr. Mundorf claimed to exist in the
reports of the experts. He said the $1,900
was properly credited to one fund and
charged to another, which probably ac
counted lor Mr. Mundorf overlooking it
The witness maintained that the audit was
correct, and that the reports of Mr. Sawhill
and himself were accurate.
Both sides then doted their cues and
court adjourned until this morning.
SECURE desirable boarders by a eent-a-vrord
ad in THE DISPATCH.
Get yonr tea, coffee, baking powder and
spices at the stores of The Great Atlantic and
Paclflo Tea Company, Satisfaction guaran
teed. Beautiful souvenir during Christmas
wees;, entitled, "Good Morning." To be had
at ail our stores. .
THE FESTIVE TBbMP'S EEITJBN.
With the Cold Weather Ho Seeks the City
The Police Are.After This Class.
Superintendent of Police O'Mara was seen
yesterday in regard to the reported fre
quency of foot-pads in the East End. The
Superintendent stated that he had investi
gated two instances mentioned in yester
day's Dispatch, and also had nen out
looking alter other cases. The general state
of the city nntil quite recently had been
excellent and free from any robberies or
disturbances; but with the cold weather
tramps come into the city from the country.
It is these who, at first, until the police are
ablo to spot them, give trouble in the rural
wards. The fine weather being more pro
longed this vear than usual, this class of
customers delaved their advent until now.
Said the Superintendent: "The depart
ment wishes to be notified promptly of any
robbery or breach of the peace, and it will
use all its efforts immediately to secure the
perpetrators. Some allowance, however,
must be made for special times and special
causes. Parts of the East End are poorly
lighted, and the rascally tramp, until the
policeman collars him, thinks he has a
chance to get olT undetected. Again, about
the Christmas season, there are a great
many shoppers with their pocket-books
well filled and this invites pick-pockets,
while the rush in the stores also encourages
shop-lifting. We have, however, provided
for this emergency as far as possible," said
the Superintendent, "and you will find
also that we will catch up with criminals in
the East End very quickly. No amount of
vigilauce can anticipate these racals
always, but they are sure of detection when
thevperBist in oflenscs of that sort" The
Superintendent felt satisfied that there
would not be a recurrence of the incidents
in the East End and that the offenders
stand a good chance of being soon caught
BAD EFFECT OF HIGH TAXES.
Colonel Herron Testifies It Will Be to Drive
East End Residents to tho Suburbs.
Before tho Triennial Assessment Com
missioner yesterday the appeal of M. A.
Woodward, Fifth and Aiken avenues, was
up on classification, and that of his wile on
property at Fifth avenue and Pride street
on valuation. Colonel Herron was the only
witness. He valued 100 foot depths on
Filth avenue, Shadyside, at $150 per foot
front On the downtown property he
thought $300 a foot front too high. Be
tween Smithfield nnd Market streets he
thought Filth avenue prnpertv worth from
$3,B00 to $5,000 a foot Regarding the Eat
End property, he thought all in that vicin
ity of rural character, and said heavy taxes
would drive the people out into the subur
ban districts. The assessors allowed a re
duction to $260 a loot on Mrs. Woodward's
property, but the classification of the other
J. Kaufmann & Bros, appealed lrom the
assessment on their Fifth avenue property,
assessed at $3,350 per foot Their figure is
$2,800. Sarah L. Hitchcock, Frank R. Lig
gett and Thomas Liggett appealed to have
their property classed as rural instead of
WILL BE A BATILE BOYAL.
A Big Contest Probable Over the Bridge
Across tho SXonongahcla at Braddock.
A special from Braddock says: "The
Monongahela Navigation Company will
fight the proposed bridge across the Monon
gahela river, between Braddock and Home
stead, on the ground that at the point desig
nated for the bridge there is a strong cross
current in the stream, and that such a
bridge at that particular point u ould im
pede navigation. There will be two great
uowere opposing eneh other in this case
the Carnegie Steel Company allied with the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company as its pro-,
moters, with the Monongahela Navigation
Company in opposition. The interests are
so large, and the opposing forces are so well
equipped to fight such a case, that the con
test will certainly be a notable one."
D1STILLTJKS SAV HONEY,
Allowed to Reduce Spirits Without Pay
ing the Wholesale Dealer's Tax.
Acting Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue Mitchell has received a letter lrom
Commissioner Mason amending a law at
the suggescion of distillers of the Pitts
Distillers formerly were allowed to re
duce the strength of their goo Is back to
what it was originally bonded at Retail
dealers who did not understand the l&iv had
suspicions when they saw the distiller's
original stamp and also his stamp as a
wholesale liquor dealer that the liquor had
been tampered with. Under the new rul
ing the special tax is not required, and they
are allowed to reduce their spirits as dis
tillers, which only places the distiller's
original stamp on the goods.
Adam Myers Dead.
Adam Myers, the steward and one of the
proprietors of the Seventh Avenue Hotel,
died at his home, 68 Congress street, yester
day morning. The deceased suffered with
sciatic rheumatism. He had been engaged
at the Seventh Avenue Hotel since 1867.
WHEN" PEOPLE rjESIKE
A'good room thoy invariably read the "I o X.et
Boom Columns of TUB DISPATCH.
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Pianos and Organs.
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Immense stock to select from of nil the
flnostgrnaos of pianos and organs. Weber,
Whcelock, Llndeman nnd Stuyvesanc
pianos; Farrand ana Votoy plpo unci reed
organ, also the Palace organs. Cash or
IlLxnicKS Music Co., Ltd,
101 and 103 Fifth avenue.
Open in the evenings.
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Com
pany Is the largest Importing house In the world
doing business duectly with the consumer.
Don't fall to use their teas, coffees, baking
powder and spices. "Good Morning" given
auay during Christmas week at all our
during Christmas eek nt all the stores of
Tim Great Atlantic aud PueiHo Tea Com
pany. Pkbfzct action and perfect health result
rom the use of Do Witt's Little Karly Hiaers.
A pcifecc little pill. Very small; very sura
Get your tea, coffee, baking powder and
spices at the stores or Tho Great Atlantic aud
Pacific Tea Company. Satisfaction guaran
teed. Beautiful souvenir during Christmas
week, entitled, "Good Morning." To be had
at all onr stores.
Boys' gloves for Christmas, 50o to 2 50 a
pair. Louvre, it Sixth stieet.
SLIGHTLY USED TJPBIGHT PIAJfO AT
Henricks Music Co., Ltd.
An excellent upright piano, ust ns good
as new, worth Sioo. will no sold for $225 caoh,
or small increase on easy payment?. This
instrument will be fully warranted to pur
chaser. Call or write at once. Address
HssmoKs Jlrsio Co., Ltix,
101 and 10S Firth avenue.
Largest and most complete music house In
The Great Atlantic and raciflc Tea Com
pany Is the largest Importing house In tho world
doing business directly with the consumer.
Don't full to use their teas, coffees, baking
powaer and spices. "Good Morning" given
away during Christmas week at all our
Portraits for the Holidays.
Cabinet photos f 1 60 per doz. Panel plot
ure given with every doz. better grade.
Crayons from $2 50 up. Large assortment
of trames. Lies' Portrait Studio, 10 and IS
FRIDAY, .DECEMBER . IB.
HARRIS' HARD LUCK.
A Colored Man and Bis Family Gome
Kortli lo Make Money and
HAVE A VERY SAD EXPERIENCE.
Striking Cosl'Miners at Alcorn Warn Them
to Leave the Place.
DIIXG OF IXFr,AllJUT0Ri RHEUMATISM
One little room with cold bare walls and
nncarpete,d floor, in the upper story of an
old, dilapidated frame building on Jordan
alley, is the place Abraham Harris calls
home. The only furniture consists of two
rickety chairs and a broken down bedstead
in one corner.
Abraham Harris, colored, probably 40
years old, writhing in the agony of In
flammatory rheumatism, occupies tho bed.
The stamp of death is upon his brow. By
his side are his heartbroken and despairing
wife and two children. The latter,
Valerie, a girl of 8 years, aud James, a boy
The case was reported yesterday to the
Denartment of Charities. It wns learned
upon investigation that two months ago
the family lived comfortable in a neat little
cottage at Lynchburg, Va. The father had
steady employment and made sufficient
money to keep himself and family from
Came North to Seek "Wealth.
In November Harris received word from
an employment agent in this city stating
that there was a good situation in this
State for himself and family if he would
come North. Harris did not know whether
to accept the oiler or not, and upon con
sulting his wife she told him to act as he
thought best. Two or three days afterward
Harris concluded to come to Pittsburg
and sold out all his household effects with
the exception of a few articles which could
be packed in a trunk. On November 10
Harris and his family reached this city.
The next day after his arrival be sought
out the employment agent The latterin
formed him that there was a place for him
self and wile at the coal mines in Alcorn, Pa.
The transportation money was furnish d
by his future employer and Harris aud his
family started for their destination. On
reaching Alcorn it was found that all of the
men who formerly worked in the mines
were on a strike. The strikers learning that
Harris had been sent to take one of their
places told him it was as much as his life
was worth to stay there. At hrst he paid
no attention to them nnd went to his em
ployer's office where he was told they were
ready for him to go to work.
Kept n Close Prisoner.
Whether hii employers were afraid he
would desert them or be spirited a ay by
the strikers he dees not know, but he says
he was kept almost a prisoner from the
time he arrived in the town until he
managed to get away. His accommoda
tions were of the poorest kind, and often he
was compelled to sleep on the bare floor in
a cold and damp cabin. "While there he
contracted a bad cold, which later de
veloped into a severe case of inflammatory
"When he was able he returned' to this
city. This was about 'four weeks ago. Ac
cording to his story he was poor before he
went to Alcorn, Fa., but he was far worse
off alter leaving there. "I had a trunk
filled with bed clothing and other goods,"
said Harris, "'but this was taken away from
me to pay my railroad fare to and from
A few days afterward Harris was confined
to his bed. It now devolved upop his wife
to do something, but she was unsuccessful.
At last it came to a stage where sarvatiou
stared them in the face. They -then learned
there was a charity department here that
would probably help them over their diffi
culties. A visit was made to the depart
ment, and the Harris family will be given
SHE WANTS HELP.
A Married IJfo Filled With Nothing but
Mrs. Joseph Butler wants to go to her
friends in Tiffin county, O., and yesterday
applied to the Department of Public Chari
ties for aid.
Hers is the usual hard luck story. About
15 years ago she married Butler in Ohio.
He is a Catholic and she is a Methodist.
There were strong objections to the match
at the time, and the union has never been a
happy one. Mrs. Butler said her husband
drank up everything in the House.
Important Change of Tims on tho Penn
sylvania Lines West of
Taking effect Sunday, December 18, 1812,
fast trains of tho Southweir, System tor
Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and St.
Louis will leave Pittsburg Union station by
Central time, dailv, at 8:10 a. m., 8:30 p.m.
and 10:50 r. M. Local sleoping cars on the 8:30
r. it. tialn from Pittsburg to Cincinnati and
Indianapolis. Through sleeping cars and
coaches from Now York on tho 10:50 r. m.
tiainfiom Pittsburg to Cincinnati at 8:15 a.
m., to Indianapolis at 1U:30 A. 2t. and to St
Lnnisat E:Mr. m.
F.ist trams ol the Northwr't Svstem for
Chicago will leavo Pittsburg Union station
uv Centiul time, nallv, at 7:13 A. St., r.:U) noon,
8:15 p. M. mid 1U:10 p.m. Local sleeping car
lrom Pittsburg to Chicago is withdrawn
from the H.iilted which passes Plttsbmvnt
10:Wr. jr. and will run on the 'Columbian
Kxpiesi" leaving Pittsburg nt 8:15 r. M, duo
Chicago next morning ut 10 o'clock, lireak
iast in dining car on the train. No extra
faro. Retaining, local sleeping car will run
from Chicago at 5 p. u. to Pittsburg at 6 a. jl,
as usual on the limited, extra fare tickets
being lequirod on that train.
Tho above tv.ro the principal time table
changes which take effect on tho ISth insc,
on the Pennsylvania Lines west ot Pittsburg.
Local and other changes will be announced
in the usual way In the advertising columns
of this paper, and by the general distribu
tion of printed advertisements.
A Great Throng.
An immense crowd attended tho Santa
Clans reception at Uernardl's, corner of
South Thirteenth and Carson streets, last
evonlng. Iu the push two large lights of
glass woro crushed Into the Thirteenth
street front. Fortunately no other nccl
dents occurred. At least 10,000 people passed
through the store and uliook liunds with
Santa Clnus. At I o'clock in tho afternoon
he was aeon on the roof. Carson street
clear around and up Thirteenth street waa
blocked. It was with great difficulty that
the cars got throush the mass of people.
Useful Christmas Goods.
In the following list you will find very
useful and ornamental goods, suitable for
Christmas Tree Holders.
Brass Fendois, Scissor.
do Fiio Irons, Pinted Knives,
do Umbrella st'ds, do Caster,
do Trays, do Forks,
do Novelties. do Spoons,
do Toddy Kottles, do ButterDlsbes,
do Cnspidores, Cnrvers,
Nickel Cuspidoreg, Bice Boilers,
Carpet Sweepers, Pearl Agate Ware,
Wringers, ltird Cages,
Call Bells, Vienna Coffee Pots,
Urns. Coal Vases,
Salt Boxes, Children's Trays,
Egs Poachers, CrnmD Trays,
The Wonderful Pasteur Water Filters.
The excellent Empire roast pans and Boss
The perfection meat cutter, the most use
ful and desirable kitchen utensil of the day.
No kitchen complete wlthont a perfection
Gas stoves In a variety of styles, sizes and
prices. Dbmulxr linos.,
t2G and 528 Srolthuold street
Wo have now In store a flne selection of
table delicacies and novelties suitable for
the holiday season. Ifyou wantaoods that
it win be a pleasure to eat you will do well
to buy of us. We deliver goods everywhere.
Freight paid on orders from out of town.
Send for price list, Miixra Bros.,
Fine Groceries and Table Dellcacies,188 Fed-.
eral street, Allegheny.' Telephone 3J4S.
The Immense Number of Foreign Money
Orders Taken Out Strikes Have Had
No Effect-The Domestic Orders Don't
Compare In Number or Amount.
Postmaster McKean stated yesterday
that he had feared that the recent strikes,
in 'which many foreigners were .interested,
would curtail the money orJer business
during the holidays. He had been very
agreeably surprised in finding it increased.
Last Monday was tbeblggest day of the tea
son, when 185 foreign money orders were tak
en out, aggregating 1,023 90. Less domestic
orders were taken out, there being 170,
amounting to ?1,028 63. Last week 8
Canadian orders were taken nut, amounting
to 512G 70; 286 British, 53,221 04; 187 Ger
man, ?2,001 68; 6 Swiss, 5187 75; 11
Italian, J25G; 3 French, 558 30; 14
Swedish, 5102 40; 6 Belgian, 566G; 10
Danish, 5515; 3 Netherlands, 555; 1 New
foundland, 527; 10 Victoria, 5487; 5 Norwe
gian, 550; 10 Hungarian, 5150. The total
number of f orders for the week was 1,170,
aggregating $10,802 52. During this time
only 090 domestic orders were taken out,
amounting to 56,836 32. -The postal notes
were 520 in number, amounting to 51.108 31.
A BUSH FOE A HOVfil.
The Police Have to Disperse a Crowd Eager
There was nearly a riot in Kaufmanns'
store yesterday as a result of an advertise
ment which appeared in yesterday morn
ing's Dispatch offering Hawthorne's
"Scarlet Letter" in a fine binding at 2 cents
per copv. All day long did people crowd
into the mammoth emporium anxious to
take advantage of the bargain. The crowd
was composed of the best people in the two
cities, the extraordinarily low price of the
book having a .ronderful drawing eflect
People pushed and tried to climb over one
another In their wild desire to gain a vant
age position. About 2 o'clock the
crush throughout the first floor
of the store became so great
that business had to be suspended. It was
then that the firm was compelled to close
the sale after having disposed of over 2,000
books, having over 1,000 remaining. Even
then the crowd would not scatter, but con
tinued their pushing toward the counter
where the books were being sold. After
breaking several articles about the store,
two officers were sent from City Hall, who
soon scattered the crowd so that business
could be resumed.
DOH'T KEEP TO THE SIGHl".
Why Pcdestrianism Is So Difficult on Pitts
burgh Crowded Streets.
"The crowds on Pittsburg's streets are
more difficult to get through than in any
other city I have ever beer, in," said a New
York traveling man yesterday. "Take
New York, for instance, the sidewalks are
much more crowded than Pittsburg's, yet a
walk down one of the most crowded thor
oughfares is bliss when compared to an at
tempt to make any headway down Fifth
avenue in this city. The fault is with the
people. In Pittsburg a new Yorker may,
lrom force of hahit, start to walk down the
right side of the pavement, but he will
meet as many people coming in the oppo
site direction as are going with him. You
lack system here. People should keep to
the right of the sidewalk and there would
be a great many minutes in time saved dur
ing the day."
Gone West to a Funeral.
Mayor Gonrley and wife left last night
on the limited lor Burlington, la, to at
tend the funeral of their late niecr, Mrr.
Frank Knight, who died there on WeJ
ncday. The burial was to have taken place
to-day but it was delayed until Saturdxy.
to enable the Mayor" and wife to attend".
Mayor Gourley expects to return to Pitts
burg on Monday night.
JMan IUlIeclat Braddock.
Word was refieived at the morgue last
night that George Kashaday, an employe
at the E lgar Thomson Steel Works, Brad
dock, had been killed yesterday afternoon.
No particulars of the accident; were learned.
The Coroner will investigate to-day.
Order Now for Christmas.
Cabinet photos $1 50 per doz. Panel plct
nro free with every doz. hotter grade. Guar
antee given with every order. Crayons
from ti 50 up. Large assortment of frames.
Lowest price-). Lies' Portrait Stndio, 10 and
12 Sixth street
Fresh New Fancy Goods
Opened every day In all lines. Wo handle
everything found in lino fancy goods stores.
Open evoiy evening.
Jos. Licubauii & Co., 18 Fifth avenue.
You should by nil means go to Henry Tor
hoyden's. 530 Smitlillold street, and see his
display of novelties in silver.
And hundreds of other things sultaDlo for
the holiday times.
It won't cost you a cent to look at the
THE PITTSBURG FILTER COMPANY,
No. SO Sandusky Street, Allegheny, Fa.,
Its use insnres a constant nnd undimin
ished uppiy or clear, pure, bright, n holo
some water for every hoiuehold purposo.
Sendpoftal for catalogue iiiid price list.
Branch office, Koom 103 Hamilton building,
Cameras for tho holidays at W. E. Bell &
co.'s, 131 Wood stroet. This Arm have a
complete assortment of all the latest can -eras
and photographic novelties, suitable
for holiday presents.
COMJE A.NT) SEE XJS.
Never since its organization has this company shown such a display of goods suitable for
Christmas. Our floors will be devoted, during December, to the sale of Holiday Goods, em
bracing hundreds of odd pieces, which will be marked to close, together with a large display of
BRASS hUD ONYX TABLES,
LEATHER COUGH ES,
CHAIRS AND ROOKERS.
Also a line of LADIES' DESKS, ranging from $7.50 to $50, embracing sixty differen
designs. Our floprs are ablaze with new features in furniture, all of which must be sold during
OUR TERMS BEING CASH YOU ABE THE GAINER.
Store open every evening
STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
"A house without a picture
Is like a man without a soul."
CABIN E T F RAM E S,
ALL THE NEW DESIGNS,
At 25c, 35c and 50c Each.
Beautiful Pictures, imitation of
by 18 inches, all white,
Beautiful Etchings on Satin, white and gold, and
white and silver frames, size 12 by 16, at - -
New Autotypes, white, silver and gold frames, size
21 by 25 inches, at $1 25
Large Autotypes, silver or oxidized frames, size 28
by 34 inches, will be sold as an especial bargain at $2 38
New Etchings, very latest, handsomely framed, size
28 by 30 inches, only ----- $4 50
Companion Pictures, handsomely framed in oak and
silver, size 26 by 30, at $4 75
Larcre Photogravures oak and oxidized frames, size
36 by 40 inches, special drive at - - - $3 95
Fine Pastels, Forest or Moonlight Scenes, ivory and
silver frames, regular price $28.50, will be
sold at $21 50
PANELS FOR DINING ROOM,
PARLOR AND LIBRARY,
from $1 25 to $5 00 Each
500 EASELS, worth from 50c to 75c, at only - - 39c
BAMBOO EASELS, large size, - - - - 75c
FANCY BAMBOO EASELS at - - - - $2 00
OAK EASELS from $1.50 up to - - -87 00
WHITE FANCY EASELS, trimmed
in. brass. - $2 50 and $3 OO
OAK SCREEN FRAMES from - 95c to $5 00
FLEISHMAN & CO.,
504, 506 AND 508 MARKET ST.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDS! TO.
WHERE DIRT GATHERS. WASTE RULES.'
GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM
THE USE OF
THIS INK IS MANUFACTURED
HARPER BONNELL CO.,
wi.t- n.-..n CI1..F rinrr.
lliui lieu"." . .- -" nz
board Unremovable Bridge. Pat'd.
TONE LIKE A HARP I
To Dealers and Teachers a Ssniplo
$30 (luiur for oalr $lo.
THE0. WOLFRAM CO., Columbus, 0.
water colors, size 14
and white and gilt
AETIST AND FHOTOGE APHE3.
Calilnets, S3 to Si per dozen; petltei,l
per Oxen. Tele ihono 1751. apS-fl-jiwraa
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