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He- Applauds tlie Verdict of
the Jury Returned in
QUIETED BY A POLICEMAN
When He Heartily Wrings the Hand
of Each Juryman.
Bob Ingersoll Takes Occasion to Bub
It la Hard in His Closing: Speech He
AdmltB That It Wasn't Wrong for
the Elder to Get Drunk if He Wanted
to, but He Shouldn't Vent His Spite
on an Employe A Beputable News
paper Office Not the Proper Head
quarters for Swearing' and Drinking:.
rtPZCIAl, IILCIU.M TO THE DIgrJ.TCH.1
Xew Tore, Dec. 15v "Gentlemen of the
jury, have you agreed upon a Terdict?"
asked the clerk of the Supreme Court, cir
cuit, Part IL, this afternoon.
"We have. "answered the foreman, rising.
"What is your verdict?"
"We find for the defendant"
Colonel Elliott F. Shepard clapped his
hands and jumped to his feet and yelled
"Sit down!" ordered the court policeman,
and the Colonel eat down and ihed tears.
Judge Parker discharged the jury and
Colonel Shepard rushed to the jury box
pate and warmly wrung each juryman's
The lawyers made the usual statutory
motions for a new trial, time for motion
and allowance for costs 5 per cent of the
amount sued lor was allowed to the defense
and the court was adjourned. Colonel
Shepard waylaid Judge Parker and thanked
him, weeping, and Judge Parker looked as
if be wished he was somewhere else. Then
the Colonel wrung the hands of his attor
neys, wiped his eyes and departed weep
ing. Insersoll's Great Closing Speech.
When the case of Frank S. Gray aeainst
Colonel Shepard lor S18,000 for breach ot
contract to keep him five years as business
manager of the Mail and Extra was re
sumed in the morning. Judge Parker's
order that no more spectators than could be
seated should be admitted caused nearly a
riot in the lobby of the court houfe, so great
was the desire of hundreds to bear Colonel
Ingersoll. Proceedings were opened by
Mr. Parsons, who began summing up lor
the defense at 10:40 o'clock and spoke just
one hour. He said be bad no wit, no humor
to tickle the jury's lancy, and he intimated
that Colonel Ingersoll had been imported
into the case because of his reputation for
ability to say hard things of his iellowmau.
He also put a rod in pickle for himself
by accusing Colonel Ingersoll of profanity.
"Some men do not swearj' said Mr. Par
sons. "I do not, and you, gentlemen of the
jury, do not Perhaps my friend here
(pointing to Colonel Ingersoll) does."
How Pagan Uob llubbed It In.
When Colonel Ingersoll arose his face
wore a very grave expression. "It seems
hardly poskible," he said, "lor me to ap
pear in any case without some gentlemen of
the other side saying something to make
himself a little unpleasant or create in the
minds or tne juryjust a juue urrjuuivc xt
was hardly fair to say that I was employed
because I have the reputation of saying
hard thinis about everybody. I never had
that reputation. I will admit that I have
had the habit oi saying what I think."
Mr. Ingersoll he're clasped his hands and
gazed at the ioreman of the jury with an ex
pression ot injured innocence that was pos
"I nave never been accused of being a
protcssional Pecksniff," he continued.
"What I have honestly believed I have
Slainlv said. That is all. And I never
efore heard that I Had any reputation for
speaking harshly of my fellow men. Neither
was it quite laif to say that I was employed
in this case because I am not a Presbyterian
(the Colonel was grinning.) I do not
understand that the Presbyterian creed is
on trial here.
A FresJjyterian by Profession.
"I have no word to say asainst the de
fendant in this case because he is or is not a
Presbyterian. I do not know what he is.
All I know and it is as far as anybody can
safely go after having heard him testify is
that" he professes to be a Presbyterian.
Lauchter and banging of the gavei by the
Judge. I have not the slightest prejudice
against bun on that account, and I would
detest myself it I could use the present op
portunity to say one word against him on
account of his religions belief and because
he happens to differ from me. I would
"Xo lawyer has any right to say anything
against the opposite party, or against any
witness that he does not firmly believe to
be true, and any lawyer that will attack
the witness or attack the party simply lor
the sake of gaining the victory is simply a
dog that men hire and set upon other men.
I am not that kind of a doe."
Some of the charges of dishonesty Colonel
Ingersoll rau over and dismissed as fan
tastic. Tim Charge of Incompetency.
"The next charge." he went on, "is the
man was incompetent H m. Let's see."
Colonel Ingersoll began reading from
Colonel Shepard's letter to the JournaUtt:
Peak Jocks alist: You ask me to say n
woi d nliout Frank S. Gray's connection with
the JaU and Lxpiess.
"Who asked him? He went west and
stayed in Chicago until be outgrew that
"SoJIr. Gray is incompetent, is he? I
tell you, any felloe that ever outgrew Chi
cago'is a competent man. You go out there
and try it and see."
Colonel Ingersoll read that part of the
letter in which Mr. Shepard said that
through the efforts of Mr. Gray the Mail
and Express had been compelled to double
the space required for its busineM "He
Ea, when lacked him about it that it
might hurt bim to admit that his business
had doubled since Gray got there, so he
hedged and said that 'we needed more
room.' Let me read you some more.
Since he has been here " swear
ing and drinking have retreated into Thea
"I should judge from this that their
headquarters had hitherto been in the Mail
and Express. Laughter. But since the
advent of Mr. Gray the swearers and drink
ers have retreated to Theater alley."
Tbe State of the Man's Mind.
" 'I love him the letter says. Now I
eimply say that that letter written at that
time.when there was no suit in the horizon,
snow's exactly the state of the man's mind
then, "ai.d there is no form of words that lie
can 'use on the witness stand under oath
ii .t will onnvitee tou that when he wrote
tliat letter he regarded Gray as dishonest, tj
ntorapetent or wcompaiime anu you Know
as well as X da
jw, recollect, that is the loth of June.
. Did Gray ever swear beforethat?
Did be ever take a drink before that? I
think a little insinuation was thrown out
by my learned friend that maybe I swore.
There is an old story very applicable.
Someone spoke to another about swearing,
and the reply was, Tou pray and I swearj
but neither of us means anything by it
"Now, of course, no one is to justify anr
kind of language that Is unpleasant with
his associates, but there are now and then
occasions in which . swearing may be re
garded as a virtue. It may be regarded as
the blossom of honest indignation. I do not
think any great war was ever carried to a
successful issue without good deal of
Times When Explosives Are Proper.
"I think there are times when volcanic
and explosive words bunt from the crater
of the heart and do good. If they get too
common nobody pays any attention to them
anymore than to the prayers that I men
tioned. ' They are not heard.
"What is the next charge? Incompati
bility. And what did the incompatibility
arise out ot? I said long ago in this case,
and I repeat it now, it grew out of the ad
vertising business from the Police Commis
sioners. When a man, an employer, is
caught in a dishonorable act by another, by
an employe, he hates that man. Let any
man tell to another or suggest to another
that which is criminal, and if the other does
not fall in and work with him they will
become gradually 'incompatible.' The man
who has got the seeds of rascality jn him
does not like a man to be very near him who
has not got similar seeds and who knows
that be has. He begins to dislike him.
That is human nature. That is the founda
tion ot tbe incompatibility in this case.
"The evidence in this case shows to me
clearly that Colonel Shepard wanted to get
rid of this man, and was laying all sorts of
traps for that purpose. On October 1, 1S89,
he wrote a letter to him marked 'Personal,
private and confidential.' He says to him,
'You have not been a success on this pa
per.' Anxious for Mr. Gray's Soul.
"He became anxious about tbe soul of
Mr. Gray. Wouldn't he go back to Chi
cago, where the temptations were less?
Why expose himself to the temptations ot
this great city when, by going to Chicaco,
he could be comparatively safe? 'Flee,' he
said, 'lor the safety of vour sonl. Do not
turn back. Or, if you wish particular to
stay here and be ruined by the temptations
of the citv, could you confine yourself to our
advertising department on a scale of com
pensation to be agreed upon?"
"What does thatmean.my learned friend?
It does not mean that I do not want you; it
does not mean that you are incompetent
and incompatible, that you swear and get
drunk. It means I want you to remain in
my establishment, but at a less price. That
is what it means, and that is what it savs. I
can put up with swearing on a small salary.
"Another charge, tbe charge of black
mail, and then the wonderful thing of
keeping this memorandum. Now, accord
ing to my learned friend's argument Gray
knew that that was an innocent paper.
Snepard knew that it was an innocent
paper. What was the harm iu keeping it
if it was innocent?
Only One Thing KIght to Do.
"Now turn it around and suppose it was
in fact a criminal paper, and suppose it was
this man, finding that he was to be dis
charged by Shepard, claimed tiiat he was
dishonest. Would he be true to himself if
he did not keep that paper? Certainly not
Suppose I had been in the employ of a
mau, and he had written me a letter like
that to bribe a public official, and then he
had charged me with being a dishonest
scoundrel wouldn't I keep that paper as
my sword and shield to defy the miserable
devil? That is exactly what Gray did.
When a Comanche Indian comes stretching
out one band in friendship, with the dag
ger in the other, and you have got a shield
that will turn the point of the savage's dag
ger, yon use it That is what we did.
"Let's go to another thing. That he vio
lated the hospitality ot Shepard by saying
that he saw him drunk in his own house.
Who made him violate it, Mr. Parsons?
'Did you ever see him drunk in any other
place?' You asked him that; did you want
him to lie7
"Mr. Shepard bad attended an emancipa
tion meeting that night I think there is
a line somewhere in Burns, 'Whisky and
freedom go together.' I think so. Ajrery
good line it is. Laughter. And undoubt
edly whisky and freedom went together
that night, and undoubtedly Mr. Shepard
did drink, the whisky, and undoubtedly he
was under the influence of liquor, aiid I
think none the less ot him for it, only for
The Colonel Waxes More Eloquent.
"Oh (and it was actually touching to see
Mr. Ingersoll's fervent expression as he
raised his arm and gazed upward), there
have been some magnificcut men, great
writers, great actors, painters, poets, sculp
tors, musicians, statesmen and kings of the
world who ha e absolutely filled themselves
with wine! Yes, some of the best, some
that would no more try to bribe a man than
they would try to cut their own hearts out,
There have been men so drunk that they
have lain on their backs and felt up in the
air for the grass, who would never have
written this line: 'You can probably have
this amount added tothebilL' There are
men who have died of delirium tremens
who would never have taken the jewel of
honor from the soul of a fellow man, and
who would not have written: They are
weak and yield easily.' "
Throughout this delivery ColonelShcpard
sat with folded arms, gazing at the ceiling
with an expressionless face. At times,
when tbe attack came sharp and when the
laughter broke out, his cheeks became a
trifle redder, but very few in the court
room noticed it At the jokes of Colonel
Ingersoll that were not directed against
bim be smiled.
The verdict was returned at 4:45. The
long wait had diseoura-ed the plaintiff) and
neither he, Colonel Ingersoll nor ex-Judge
Dittenhoeffer was in the court room when
the jury came in
1NSAHI1Y AHD MTJBDEB.
A Strange Mystery Agitating a Northern
Chicago, Dec. 15. Miss Sarah Dodge,
who was implicated in the mysterious
murder of Colonel Walter S. Babcock in
August, 1887, is in confinement in Morris
and will be examined as to her sanity.
Since the murder Miss Dodge has lived
alone in her larm-house, growing more
strange in ber actions, until recently her
eccentricity has taken a dangerous turn.
Babcock, a wealthy lumberman of this
city, took the train lor Gardner, 111., and
got off a quarter of ajnile from the village.
At 4 o'clock the next morning he applied
to a physician iu Gardner for treatment for
a pistol wound in the groin. He was
brought to this city and died the next day
without making any explanation as to how
he received tbe wound. It was shown
that Babcock was in tbe habit of
making quiet trips to tbe Dodge
house and staying over night The next
morning Miss Dodge would drive him to
the train. Witnesses swore that on the day
Babcock was shot they saw Miss Dodge re
turning from the village of Gardner to her
farm house. Miss Dodge was supected ot
the shooting and was in jail for some time,
but was set tree, no indictment being found
against her. Additional mystery was lent
to Colonel Babcock's life by the appearance
a year later of an old woman, Mrs. Naomi
Fairchild, who claimed to be his widow and
asked for a share of the estate.
Congressman Goodnight Very 111.
Feanklin, Kt., Dec. 15. Congressman
Goodnight, who was thought to have en
tirely recovered, was taken violently ill
again last night at his home in this city,
and some apprehension is felt upon his con
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USE MORE SESSION.
The Monetary Conference Next Tues
day Hay Adjourn to June.
MESSRS. JONES AUDALLISON SPEAK
Inghnd Ought to Be as Interested in Silver
as This Country.
NEWS FEOH THE EUROPEAN CAPITALS
Brussels, Dec 15. The committee ap
pointed by the International 'Monetary
Conference to consider the various' projects
submitted to the conference have adopted
a report in which they state that they-con-fined
themselves to the study of general
principles and did not disenss the details
necessary to give the several proposals
Senator Jones, of the United States dele
gation, made a strong speech to-day in favor
of bimetallism. He said that the enemies
of silver and of every measure of currency
reform are the verv men who directed at-.
tention to the appreciation of gold. In na
ture, money is a function rather than a
material. That function, created by law,
is vastly more important than the ma
terial upon which the money function is
conferred. "Tile fact that during the period
when science was the busiest railways and
0 . .
other works were constructed anc wages
and prices advanced, disproved the con
tention that a fall in prices is due to scien
tific development reducing the cost of pro
duction. It Would Kednce Fluctuations.
American bimetallists do not claim that
making the two metals legal tender would
secure stability in prices, but they assert
that free coinage over a wide area would re
sult in fluctuations in the values ol gold
and silver being inconsiderable. They
lullv admit that the demands of the myriad
peopled East might, in case of a harvest
abundance, so increase the demand for sil
ver bills as to bring silver to a slight pre
mium over gold, but the fact that competi
tion for whichever metal becomes even
fractionally cheaper would sustain the
values of the metals inter se, had not been
questioned at the conference.
The monometallists ot Lombard street,
when contronted with this argument, spoke
of mountains of silver they were told were
about to be discovered, which would swamp
the market for silver with bills sufficient
not only to overwhelm the monetary de
mand for Europe, but also to inflate the
silver currencies of 600,000,000 Orientals.
Evidence Liken before the British Koyal
Commissions in regard to India, showed
that the rupee to-day purchases as much in
India as it ever did. The Indian farmer
gets more rupees for the 30 shillings gold
which his wheat realizes in London to-day
than he did lor 40 shillings ten years ago.
How could our people in America market
their crops in the face of such competition?
A Greater S-ource of Silver Than America.
India's indebtedness to Great Britain
compelled her to sell annually in London
at least 80,000,000 ounces of silver more
than was produced by all the mines in
America. Can it be said, then, that Eng
land has no interest in the silver question?
He would not complain of the attitude of
France, which is already amply provided
with silver currency. The fall of prices in
England is driving farms out of cultivation
and putting the landed interest into the
hands of mortgage companies.
Whatever might be the result f the con
ference if some measure of relief is not
willingly adopted in the near future they
might rest assured that ultimately, in spite
of the craft and cunning and wiles ol the
wicked, the great producing masses of the
civilized world will crystallize into law
their imperial will.
M. Aliard, ot the Belgian delegation,
then spoke in support of bis own plan,
which proposes an international agreement
far the purchase on common accou: t of
stocks ot silver," galnst which treasury
notes shall be issued oy tue contracting;
States, none of which wiU be obliged to
coin the silver thus purchased or to modify"
its existing currency legislation; the- ireas-,
ury notes to have international circulation.
M. Aliard complained of the obsiructie
tactics ot the British delegates.
Senator Allison Speaks With Warmth.
Senor Osma, of the Spanish delegation,
and M. Eaflalovitch. of the Russian dele
gation, urged the American delegates not
to press a vote on the main question at the
Short speeches were made by Prof. An
drews and Senator Allison, of the United
States delegation. Senator Allison spoke
with some warmth. He said that be and
his colleagues do not ask for a vote on the
main question. They fully appreciate the
cordiality with which the question has been
approached by all sections of the confer
ence. The proposals already presented to
the conference are ot such n character that
they would, if adopted, impose a heavy
burden upon America. The Amen
can delegates could not make con
cessions without compensating amendments.
He believes the truest ratio between gold
and silver is 15 to 1, and .he wished to re
peat that if there is any intention to resume
the conlereuce later, the United States will
be willing to go as far. as possible, with due
regard to its own just interests, to satisfy
the expectations of Europe. He promised
that the United States would accept any
scheme that met with general approval.
Tbe next, and probably the last session
for the present, will be held Tuesday. A
proposal will then be made that the confer
ence adjourn to June G, without dissolving.
EIBOT WINS A VICI0BY.
Ills Trench Ministry Supported by a Major
ity of tli- Deputies.
Paeis, Dec 15. At a Cabinet meeting
to-day M. Bourgeois, Minister of Justice,
announced that be would oppose in tbe
Chamber of Deputies the proposal of M.
Pourquert de Boisserin to invest the Pan
ama Investigation Commission with judicial
powers. In the Chamber to-day tbe Gov
ernment demanded tbe immediate discus
sion of the proposals. M. Brisson, Presi
dent of the Panama Committee, strongly
urged that the committee be invested with
judicial powers, and attacked M. Bibot, the
new Premier, and M. Bourgeois, the Minis
ter of Justice, in severe language for oppos
ing the proposition. M. Bourgeois answered
in a firm and temperate tone.
The debate was the most exciting of the
session, and tbe desire of some of the Bou
langists to break up the Government was so
manifest that it disgusted many of tbe Re
publicans who might otherwise have voted
lor M. Boisserin's proposals. Upon one di
vision tbe Government was supported by a
vote of 424 to 122. On the conclusion of the
debate tbe Chamber, by a vote ot 271 to 265,
refused to discuss the Boisserin clauses.
This action was tantamount to a vote of con
fidence in the Government '
DAVITT 70 L03E HIS SEAT.
The Sontlt Meath Case, on Intimidation!
Furnishes tho Precedent
Dublin, Dec 15. The petition against
the election oi Michael Davitt as member
of Parliament for North Meath, on the
ground ot clerical intimidation in his be
half, came np for hearing to-day at Trim.
The counsel tor Mr. Davitt intimated that,
in view ot the recent division ot the court
in the South Meath election case, condemn
ing the pastoral which Bishop Nnlty issued
against the Patncllites, Mr. Davitt does not
desire to contest the petition. The juffges
stated that they could only act on evidence
presented in the case The hearing, there
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SENATOR GIBSON DEAD.
A Long but Almost Painless Illness Ended
by a Peaceful Death Civlo and Military
Career of the Most Learned Statesman
of the South.
Hot Speings, Abk., Dec 15. After a
lingering but apparently painless illness,
Senator B. L. Gibson died at 3:10 p. M.,
to-day. At the time of his death he was
surrounded by the members of his family
and several close friends. Senator Gibson
passed away as if he had merely gone to
sleep. There was no struggle, 'no suffering.
He bad been confined to his bed here since
November 12, his death being expected
daily. His remains will be buried in Lex
ington, Ky., by the side of his wife.
While yet a Senator from Vermont.George
F. Edmunds was regai ded as the most
erudite Northern statesman In Washington.
His prototype in this respect in the South
was Senator Randall Lee Gibson, of Louis
iana. This "distinguished Southerner was
born September ID, 1S32, at Spring Hill, near
Versailles, Woodloid county, Ky. He was
caiefnlly educated, and was graduated witn
highjionorsaslonga-'o a the administra
tion or President Pieice. Tho Senator
studied law" In the 'Julane University or
In lb55 lie declined the Secretaryship of
Legation to Spain. He enlisted as a private
soldier in tho Confederate army, thougli tho
son of a rioh sugar planter. At tlie close of
the struggle he had risen to tho rank or
General. Tho story or Ills achievements In
warfare reads like a romance". In the de
feat of Hood at Nashville he successfully
covered the retreat, and in Canby's cam
paign against Mobile Gibson was detached
witu 3.D00 men to Spanish Fort, wlieie lie
held the National forces at bay for two
weeks, and then withdrew his entile com
mand under tho covei or darkness, treading
apathnav only 18 inches wide through a
maish. lie lost Ills fortune during the war,
but has made it up by practicing law atNcw
At the time of his death he was a rich
man, and lived in fine style In New Orleans
until his mortal Illness piompted liim to
seek relief at Hot Springs. His wile was a
highly educated woman. Mnch of her
schooling was lecelved at Heidelberg and
Fails. She wa a famous Creole beauty of
New Orleans, and came or one of the best
families in the country.
Mr. Gibson was elected to tho Forty-third
Congress, but was denied admission. He
as a member of the House oi Representa
tives at Washington in the Fortv-fourth
and three succeeding Congiesses. His term
n United States Senator began March i,
1893, and expired on March 3. 18S9. Few
men were as well equipped as Senator Gib
son In language, leal learning and capac
ity for uffalia. He had traveled much In
Euiope as well ns on this continent. The
Senator was father or the plan to impiove the
Delamater in Court Again.
MEADVILLE, Dec 15, Special Coun
sel for George W. Delamater were in court
again to-day. The latest move is an at
tempt to persuade the court to quash the
arraignment by the grand jury, which con
tains four indictments against the Dela
maters. The motion is based on alleged
irregularities in drawing the jury and on
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16,
A NEW SCHOOL PLAN
To Take the Place of the Old Soldiers'
WHAT THE COMMISSION DESIRES.
Industrial Training Is to la Mado the
A COMMITTEE BOON TO DRAFT A BILL.
Harbisbueg, Dec 15. The Bpecial
Committee on Manual Training, Secretary
of Internal Affairs Stewart, chairman, re
ported to the Soldiers' Orphans' School
Commission this afternoon, and, after a gen
eral discussion of the plan to establish
State industrial schools, the report was
The committee says it is fully convinced
of the desirability and necessity ot manual
training. Because of their unfortunate
condition in life, the children in the
soldiers' orphans' schools are of a class that
should be thus trained, so that they may be'
prepared to earn a livelihood upon leaving
When the commission took charge, there
were 1,592 children on the rolls. Now
there nro but three schools, with 512 chil
dren, who are maintained at a per capita
cost of 5140 per year. Many applicants
for admission to the schools are still being
received, which is evidence that there are
still deserving children needing the State s
assistance. The committee, therefore,
recommends that orphans' industrial schools
be established. On this point the commit
We do not ask or recommend thereopenine
or continuance of the soldiers' orphans
schools, but suggest that the schools now In
charge or .the commission could be con
tinued Tor tho present; that there shall be
erected by the State another school, to bo
named the Manual. Training School, and that
the tluee schools now In existence shall he
preparatory schools. In tlioso schools, un
der this arrangement, LC00 children could be
caiea for, and wo would recommend that
this number be estahlished as the maximum;
that the pi esent soldiers' orphans schools
shall he mereod Into the orphans' industrial
school system, the children therein to be
continued as pupils, and that in the mem
bership of these schools the soldiers' or
phans shall havo piofeience, and when such
preleiences havo been given the vacancies
remaining shall be apportioned to the vari
ous sections of the State lor the admission ,,r
the Indlcent and destitute children other
than soldiers' orphans.
The committee states 750 children could
be maintained in the present schools at the
per capita ot 8140 a vear; 250 could be cared
for in the training branches for au increased
per capita ot about $200 per year. When
the manual training buildings are advanced
so as to admit of a greater population than
250, a rearrangement of the schools could
made and the expense reduced. It is
further suggested that those now m the
school who would soon be discharged there
from might be permitted to remain from
one to three years to reap the benefit of the
industrial training. A committee, with
General J. P. STGobin as Chairman, was
appointed to prepare a proper bill for the
A WOMAN POR ALDEHHAH.
The Woolly West Still Striding in the Direc
tion or Female Suffrage.
Faeoo.N. Dak., Dec 15. -Tne City
Council has ordered a special election to be
held Friday, December 30, to fill the va
cancv caused bv the resignation of Alder
man Knudson, of tne Fifth ward.
. Among the names of the candidates pro
posed is tnat of Mrs. Stewart, the lady who
keeps a large boarding house, and possesses
considerable executive ability.
AT THE LOSS TO
A PINKEBT0N MOBBED.
The Watchman Narrowly Escapes Eelntf
Lynched on Chicago Streets.
CniCAOO, Dec 15. Elmer Sidenstick, a
Pinkerton watchman, narrowly escaped be
ing lynched by two mobs last night The
ttatchman was intoxicated, and attempted
to arrest a man who had been ejected from
a restaurant near Madison and Clark
Five hundred .people gathered, and cries
of "Lynch him' "Kill the do?," were
heard. Officer Howlett rau to the man's
assistance and kept the crowd at bay with
his revolver. Sidenstick finally started
toward the river, aud eludeM pursuit by
hiding in South Water street. The watch
man started for headquarters, but on his
way attempted to arrest two girls on Fifth
avenue. He was dragging them away, when
a citizen knocked him into the gutter. An
other crowd gathered, and in a lew minutes
the drunken man had his Uniform coat and
hat torn off. Onlv the cool-headed ones re
strained the othe'rs from killing the man,
who was badly used up.
EDITOR FA1KHAN F0DND GUILTY.
One Ijid He Shot Was Not One of tin
Hallowe'en Serenading Party.
New Castle, Dec 15. Special. 1 W. S.
Falkman, editor of the Ellwood Eagle, was
this evening found guilty ot felonibus at
tempt to kill, aggravated assault and bat
tery, etc This is tbe case in which Falk
man was annoyed by a gang of boys who
raided his home on Balloweo'n.
Falkman fired into the young mob. How
ard Cunningham lud an eye shot out, arAl
another lad as slightly "wounded. It ap
peared in evidence that youne Cunningham
bad no hand in the row. The maximum
penalty lor the crime is seven years' im
prisonment and $1,000 line.
We have selected over 1,000 Suits and Overcoats which, owing to the better quality and higher values, have
not sold rapidly. These are now reduced to the prices of the cheaper grades, which we know will move them
It is well worth your while to inspect our immense variety, which is the largest by far of any in this city.
While our stock is heavy, you'll find the prices light. If you fail to take advantage of our light prices your loss
will be quite heavy.
In order to make our liberality proverbial, we will present with each purchase in the Boys' Department an
article out of the following list:
LIST OF PRESENTS:,
150 Hobby Horses,
150 Boxes of Ten pins,
150 Tool Chests,
120 Express Wagons,
100 Nice Christmas Story Books,
500 Boxes Fancy Candies,'
150 Boxes Blocks,
100 Humming Tops, ' '
250 School Bags,
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Has'been unanimously elected SANTA CLAUS for
Pittsburg and vicinity. All heads of households are
hereby invited to act as his first deputy and authorized
to make unlimited purchases from our stock. Why
not give the home a little more cheerful appearance
by supplying it vith new furniture, which will make
the Season a merrier one?
...A GRAND LINE....
OF HOLIDAY GOODS in small and large pieces
of Furniture, Clocks, Bronzes, Ornaments, pretty and
useful things at little prices for
CASH OR CREDIT.
SIZES 14 TO 19 YEARS.
E Hft Will purchase a suit of-plain or fancy Cheviot, Worsted, Cassi
tyDaUU mere, light and dark colors. Single or double-breasted. Re
duced from $8.50.
, ( C CO rr a s'n'e or double-breasted and straight cut Sack Suit, of
4)UaUU silk Mixed Worsted, plain and tancy Cheviot, Cassimere, Twill
or Scotch Mixture. Reduced from 10.50.
(LQ fln Wil1 buy a Suit of EnSlish Clav wrsted Undressed Worsted,
j)O.UU Imported Cassimere and Silk, or Fancy Worsteds. Reduced
ft Pft At this price we are offering a splendid overcoat; well-made
UaiJU an( finished in the very
value. Reduced from
$C fi fl -or an ovcrcoat f B'ue Black, Brown, Oxford, Gray, Melton
DiUU or Kersey. Trimmed and finished in the very best manner.
Reduced from 7.
C! Hi ( iH uvs an Overcoat or Ulster of Melton, Kersey, Frieze, Vicunas,
w U U Cheviot or Fur Beaver, Cassimere, and Farmer's Satin Lined.
Nothing like them at this price. Reduced .from $10.50.
This is an unexceptional
150 Writing Desks,
200 Foot Balls,
150 8-Key Cornets,
300 Magic Lanterns,
250 Boxes Lottos,
200 Drawing Slates,
250 Boxes Dominoes,
350 Money Purses,
150 Combination Savings Banks
150 Handsome Ties,
150 Paint Boxes,
200 Drawing Books,
250 Autograph Albums,