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i. Careful Poll of the Presby
tery Shows He Will Be
Outvoted by the
CLOSE YOTE OF 69 TO 65,
?he Professor's Friends Will Look
on This as a Victory, Though.
SUSPENSION FROM THE MINISTRY
Bare to Kesnlt if the Tote Is Cast as It
Tromises to L'e.
TE MARGIN CERTAIN' TO BE SHALL
tSrECIAL TELEQEAM TO THE DISPATCn.
2TEW Yoek, Dec. 27. Within the next
two days the vexatious question whether
Prof. Briggs is a heretic or not, which has
been agitating the whole Presbyterian
Church for nearly two years, will be settled
as Jar as the New York Presbytery is con
cerned. For nearly three weeks the 130
odd members of the Presbytery have been
listening patiently to the evidence and
arguments of the prosecution and defense,
and to-morrow the court will reconvene at
2 o'clock to vote on the charges brought
against the theological professor by the
committee of prosecution.
There are many preliminaries that must
be arranged before the actual vote is taken,
and these will occupy two and possibly
three sessions. When the Presbytery has
decided just who are to constitute the court
and who are entitled to vote, tickets of ad
mission will be given to the members of the
Presbytery entitled to vote, aud all others,
even Prof. Briggs and the Committee of
Prosecution, will be rigidly excluded from
the lecture room of the Scotch Presbyterian
Church, where the voting is to be done.
A Ixms Time Xecded to Vote.
According to the Boob of Discipline of
the Church, every member of the court has
a right to explain his vote before casting it
for or against the accused, and unless some
restriction is placed on the speeches with
which many members have primed them
selves the voting will b prolonged over an
indefinite period. Then, too, there are six
charges upon which Prof. Briggs has been
tried. One of these charges was split into
two by the vote ot the Presbytery and an
other was split into three. It was agreed
that a separate vote should be taken on
each of these sub-charges, so that every
member of the court must vote nine times
on as many different charges.
It the roll of the courts is called for each
ot these charges, and each man is allowed
to make a speech as his name is callejl, the
voting of the court may be carried into the
middle of January. Rev. Charles L.
Thompson, of the Madison Avenue Pres
byterian Church, has a plan which will be
put before the Presbytery to-morrow, which
has for its purpose the obviating of this
One 'Way to Shorten Up Things.
According to his proposed resolution the
roll of the Presbyter will be called but
once, and each member will vote no or ves
on all the charges at once. Each member
is to have but ten minutes to explain his
vote, under Dr. Thompson's resolution.
There has been a great deal of specula
tion in the past two weeks as to what the
verdict of ProC Briggs' jurors will be.
Many of the jurors have had their minds
made up from the first. "Union Theologi
cal Seminary, through its faculty and direc
tors, baB a large representation in the Pres
bytery, and these votes will be cast to a
man for Prof. Briggs. There are many
members who have been uncompromisingly
opposed to Prof. Briggs' views ever since
his inaugural address was delivered, and
they have not been shaken in the least by
thelong argument of Prof. Briggs.
A Dispatch reporter has made a close
examination of the roll ot the court, and
from votes taken in the past and the views
expressed by many, it is possible to esti
mate very closelv what the final vote upon
the question of conviction or acquittal will
Tho Presbytery TZvealy Divided.
The Presbytery is divided between
partisans and opponents of Dr. Briggs so
evenly that an almost perfect balance is
maintained between the two sides. Tnere
are now 135 ministers and elders on the roll
of the court, and there are a few more
names under consideration which may be
added to-morrow. They are Dr. Sbedd, Dr.
Parkhurst, Dr. Paxton and one or two
others who have been absent several days
In succession. Unless consent is unani
mously given they cannot vote under the
rule of the book. The balance is so even
that these names will be enough to carry
the decision to one side or the other.
There are only three or four men in the
court whoe position on the great question
is uncertain jun enough to leave the final
outcome in doubt. A careful canvass of the
whole court has been qnietly made by a
representative of the Committee of Prosecu
tion, but the members of the committee
vi)l not disclose the result.
A Close Margin at Any Kate.
As it looks now, Prof. Briggs will be con
victed by a vote of about C9 to 65. These
figures are the result of very close calcula
tions. A change in two votes would be
sufficient to make the result a tie, but in
this case the Moderator, Eev. Dr. Bliss,
would have the casting vote, and it is said
that his vote will be for the prosecution if
this contingency comes up.
A conviction would probably result in
Prof. Briggs being suspended from the
ministry. He would undonbtedly appeal
to the Synod, and from thereto the General
Assembly, but in the meantime he could
not properly carrv on his duties as Profes
sor of Biblical Theology in Union Sem
inary. Prof. Henry P. Smith, of Lane
Seminary, who has just been tried before
the Cincinnati Presbytery, was convicted
" by the close vote of 32 to 20l The margin
in Prof. Briggs case will be fully as close,
and his friends say that with the vote as
close as this the victory of the prosecution
would be but a nominal one.
MURDERED BY MOLLIES.
JlTVllkesbarre Mine Boss Probably Fatally
Shot on a Highway.
Wilkesbaebe, Dec. 27. At an early
hour this morning Thomas Ford, a mine
boss, while on his way home, met three
men and a woman who were acting quite
strangely. One of the number stepped up
to Ford, whipped out a revolver and
pointed the weapon at him. Ford put up
both bands to his face. The assassin there
upon pulled the trigger and sent a ball into
Ford's jaw, and as he fell fainting to the
sidewalk, the would-be murderer and his
friends hurried away.
Ford was found later on and removed to
his home. Up to noon to-day there is no
knowledge of the identity of the man who
did the shooting or bis companions, but
they are believed to be a gang of ruffians of
the Molly Maguire order, who are still in
existence in the coal fields. Ford's wound
will prooably prove fatal.
The Old atari Blew Oat the Gas.
Kkw York, Dec. 27. Dennis Corrity,
5 years of age, was found dying in his
room to-day. His wife was beside him,
dead. The gas jet in the room was turned
on lull head. It is believed the old man
blew out the gas when he retired. The
couple had charge of the cleaning of the
TEMPERED WITH MERCY.
Comparatively Light Sentences lor the
Members of the Coo:ey Gang Judge
Ewing Gives the Prisoners Some Good
Advice End or the Cases.
Unioxtown, Dec 27. Special. The
"Cooley cases" were brought to a close this
afternoon when Judge Ewing sentenced
Xida Pastorius and Sam Yeager and sus
pended sentence on John H. Pastorius,
Mrs. Cooley and her children, Lida, Haddief
and little" Kussell. Lida Pastorius was
first called for sentence.
At the request of Judge Ewing Lida
stepped before him. When asked what she
had to say she said: "Your Honor, I would
like if you would put the sentence for my
father and myself all on me. My lather is
innocent." At this point she brote down
and, hiding her face in her hands, wept.
Judge Ewing, addressing himself to the fair
prisoner, said: "I am sorry you cannot say
ot yourself that you are innocent You
have been Frank Cooley's consort thrOueh
all his escapades. You stood by him, al
though yon knew that he was guilty and
that the officers of the law were seeking
him. I hope that you will reform and live
an upright life. There are two special rea
sons why you can do that now. The first is
that the cause for your transgression has
been removed by death, and second that
vour punishment will teach yon that you,
have been doing wrong." He then sen
tenced her to pay the costs of prosecution,
n fine of C cents and to IS months in the Al
legheny county workhouse.
Sam Yeager, formerly a member of the
Cooley gang, and through whose betrayal
the outlaws were brought to their death
ana justice, was called up for sentence.
Yeager pleaded guilty to the charge of car
rying concealed weapons. When he was
oiled for sentence Judge Ewing said: "You
have pleaded guilty to the charge of carry
ing concealed weapons. You were lucky in
not being charged with the other members
of the gang with the depredations charged
up against them. If tho reports are true you
could easily have been convicted along with
them. You are wanted in another State for
a similar offense and will be taken there
when the sentence I impose has expired. In
order that we may the sooner see it you are
guilty of those charges I will make your
sentence for this ofiense as light as possi
ble. I therefore sentence you to pay the
costs of prosecution, a fine of 6 cents and
imprisonment in the Allegheny county
workhouse for six months."
When the Cooleys were called for sen
tence A. F. Downs, Esq., one of their at
torneys, was absent, and Colonel Searizht
was called upon to speak for them. At the
conclusion of Colonel Searigbt's speech
Judge Ewing stated that he had given the
case careful consideration and had con
cluded to suspend sentence.
HUKGRY ON CHRISTMAS.
Secretary Dorente Finds a Family at the
Point of Starvation A Sad Holiday Sea
ion prompt Reformation of a Father
Starting a New Life.
Secretary Dorente, of the Anti-Cruelty
Society, yesterday investigated the case of
the family of Thomas Westwood, No. 71
Hamlin street, Allegheny. The family
live in two rooms, containing a tew chairs,
a table and two mattresses. Mrs. Westwood,
who is in poor health, has been supporting
the family by washing. She is just recov
ering from an attack of diphtheria.
When Secretary Dorente visited the place
yesterday the mother and her children were
crouching around a few smoldering sparks
in ' the grate. The children had neither
shoes nor stockings, and but
few garments of any kind. The
mother was in even a worse plight Her
cheeks were hollow and her eyes snnken,
while her whole body had an extremely
emaciated appearance. In a kettle hanging
over the tire was a little chopped cabbage.
This the woman explained was all the food
in the houre, aud with a despairing laugh
she said Bhe supposed they would starve
when that was done.
Mrs. Westwood said that since she had
been sick she had not been able to eart any
money, and that on Christmas Day she and
her children had gone without a bite to eat
and with no fire to keep them warm.
Mr. Dorente gave the woman some money
to buy food and clothing for herself and
children. He then starte'd out to find the
husband. He fonnd him nearly in an in
toxicated condition. Mr. Dorente spoke
very plainly to the man and told him that
if he did not let drink alone and attend to
his family that he would have liiui sent up
to the workhouse. This completely sobered
thft man and after promising to leave drink
alone he went home and begged his wife
and children to forgive him, after which he
started out to hunt work.
FOEESTEL IS Alf ASYLUM.
St Louis' Ex-Treasurer Unable to Stand
the Strain on His Mind.
St: Louis, Dec. 27. Special The
story was circulated to-day from sources
which give it the appearance of the truth
that ex-Treasurer M. J. Foerstel had
broken down under his load of distress and
anxiety, and had been taken to the St Vin
cent Asylum for treatment Mr. Foerstel
left his home last Friday, and has not been
seen since. Secretary AY. H. Osmen, of the
Council, whose duty it is to serve a sub
poena on the ex-Treasurer to attend the
session of the Councils Saturday, at which
the officials will be tried, has
been unable to either serve him
or find out where he is. William and
Michael Foerstel, his sons, Administrator
Mechin and Attorney George W. Labakc
have refused to tell anything about the
treasurer's whereabouts, saying only that
he was out ot town. Consequently, when
the report that the treasurer was in a sani
tarium circulated on the streets to-day, it
found ready believers.
Gns V. Mechin, the assignee of Michael
Foerstel, the suspended treasurer, and the
administrator of the estate of First Assis
tant Treasurer Edward Foerstel, went to
the City Hall this morning and took posses
sion of 'the contents of the drawers in the
desk of the dead defaulter. There were
four drawers in the desk, and each one was
filled with papers. Mechin expects to find
papers that will enable him to ascertain ac
curately how much the dead man was
OVEE 7,000 GOOD SH0IS.
Fine Results Indicated In the Report of
the Inspector of Rifle Practice.
Harmsbukg, Dec. 27. The annnal re
port of the General Inspector of P.ifle
Practice ha's been submitted to the Adjutant
General. Out of 8,500 officers and men
6,507 were this year qualified as niarKsmen
and 726 as sharpshooters. The gain in
marksmen this year is 753. The Governor's
stall qualified 9; the division staff, 4; First
Brigade, 1,887; Second Brigade, 2,244;
Third Brigade, 2,363.
Every man in the First, Twelfth and
Thirteenth regiments was qualified. Thir
teen companies failed to qualify 35 men
eaeh and will lose their range allowance.
Six of these are recommended for disband
ment Including nearly 7,000 marksmen's
decorations, the cost of rifle practice in the
National Guard is less than S3 per marks
man. DAEIMOUIH IN LUCE.
A Deceased Kansas City Doctor Wills a
8200,000 Estate to the College.
Hakoteb, N. H., Dec 27. Dartmouth
College has just received the largest in
dividual bequest, with one exception, in its
history. It comes from the late Balpn But
terfield, M. D., of Kansas City.
The executor writes the treasurer of the
college that tbe estate is worth $200,000, all
of whieh goes to Dartmouth, excepting $20,
000 given to relatives and friends.
:the' - prrTSBURG dispatch, ' Wednesday,
BUSINESS IS MEANT
tho Promoters of the Interna
tional Navigation Plans.
IT'S A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE,
And There Is No ranger of Uncle Pam
DISADVANTAGES OP A EIYAL SURVEY
rSPECIAt, TXtHOIlAIC TO Till! DlBPATCn.l
Ottawa, Ont.. Dee. 27. One of the
promoters of tbe International Navigation
syndicate was interviewed to-day by The
Dispatch correspondent in reference to
"telegrams from Washington credited to the
State Department to the effect that the
United States" authorities are not informed
as to plans of the "International Naviga
tion." The piomoter, who is here nego
tiating with the Canadian Government for
the necessary charter powers, says there
was no uecessity to take counsel with the
State Department, as the proposition is a
commercial and not a diplomatic one, and
has no political function, being designed
solely. to provide the cheapest possible
transportation between the people who Dro
dnce and those who consume.
When asked if the "International Navi
gation" could pay dividends if vessels
using it were denied the privilege of going
to .New York City, as foreshadowed by
the State Department, he replied: "Ves
sels will not be denied the right of going
to New York City. New York wants to
bring commerce in, not to shut it out. The
Departmental clerks -who uttered the senti
ments in question are not the arbiters of the
question. The people will decide. The
people groan under transportation charges
which limit their activities, check their
development, and take from them their
proper margin ot profit, making their farm
ing, manufacturing, mining and commercial
ventures extra hazardous and unprofitable
in any but the very best of years.
Cheap Rates Will Be Grasped.
"The people will get their products out
by the best and cheapest outlpt open to
them, and it any official tries to stop them
so much the worse for him. The Interna
tional Navigation will pav good dividends.
The existing traffic is so vast that the sav
ing to be effected has been estimated as
interest on upward of $700,000,000.''
When asked it there 'is any connection
between the International Navigation and
the Deep Waterway convention called at
Washington for January 12, be replied:
"none at all. That convention will be
asked to indorse a project prepared by the
United States Army, which includes a canal
27 miles long around Niagara, from Tona
wanda to Olieott harbor, thence utilizing
Lake Ontario to Oswego, ascending the
Oswego river to Oneida Lake, transversing
Oneida Lake, which must be deepened, and
a canal to theMohawk, and descending the
canalized Mohawk to the Hudson river.
"If the locks of this navigation are
similar to the Sault Ste. Marie lock, which
is the ne plus ultra of the United States
Army engineers, and their probable model,
there will be required 18 locks between
Erie and Ontario, six between Ontario and
Oneida lakes and 20 between Oneida lake
and the Hudson river, or 44 locks in all.
Too Expensive an Undertaking
''A vessel using the navigation would be
over 30 hours in the locks and 100 hours
going-from Lake Erie to New York City.
The navigation would accommodate just the
tonnage ofthe Sault Ste. Marie'lock, or
about 11,000,000 tons, and the cost, as
shown by that structure, will be $175,000,
000 for the 44 locks, and as much more for
the other works.
"The available water supply in New
York State is all used to aliment the Erie
Canal, And is insufficient for the work, and
tbe summit of the navigation must be ali
mented with water brought from Lake Erie.
Then there is the problem of canalizing the
Mohawk on-a scale never before attempted
anywhere, which is very much such a
'problem as the Panama people had in the
Chagres river. It is generally recognized
by engineers that the practical route is the
one proposed by the 'International Navi
gation,' and bills have heretofore been in
troduced in Congress to open it by joint
action of the two countries. We propose
to open it as a legitimate commercial enter
prise." HOMELESS AUD FATALLY ILL.
John Crowley Turned Out of His Board
ing House Falls Through a Trestle.
John Crowley is "ying in a cell in the
Fourteenth ward station and, according to
the opinion of Police Surgeon Moyer, the
chances are that he will die from exposure
'and injuries received from falling through
the Baltimore and Ohio trestle at Second
avenue and Murphy street Crowley is a
millworker and boarded on Second avenue,
near Brady street He was employed as an
extra hand at the Keystone mill,
but for some time has not had
steady work, consequently he got in
arrears for board. For a couple of days
past he has been ill, but, notwithstanding
this fact, be was turned out from Ins board
ing house yesterday merning. Weak and
almost delirious, he undertook to walk the
Baltimore and Ohio track. At the Murphy
street trestle his foot slipped aud be fell to
the street below, a distance of about 20
feet He was badly injured about the
stomach, hips and back.
Dr. Moyer visited the man last night and
pronounced him dangerously ill of pneu
monia, and stated that his recovery uas
very doubtful. Crowley is utterly alone in
the world bo far as he known, and has no
means ot support The Department of
Charities will be notified to-day, and will
probably take charge of the case.
THE CHAMPION BRDTE.
One IJttlo Victim of His Fnry Fonnd Dead
With 250 Bites and Burns.
Cirr of Mexico, Deo. 27. The authors
of a fiendish scheme, of which the first in
dication was discovered the other day,
when the body of a boy 5 years old was
found with 257 bites and burns, have been
discovered. Tbey are the uncle of the
child and his wife. The father of the boy
was transported some, years ago to Yucatan,
tbe mother remaining in Mexico in charge
of the children. She died some months
ago, and the orphans were left in charge of
an uncle, who chastised them with the ut
most barbarity and almost starved them to
On being arrested he confessed to having
punished the child, but denies having done
so with the intention of killing him.
Three other orphans left in his charge are
not forthcoming, and he is supposed to
have made away with them also. The man
exonerates his wife of any share in the
child's maltreatment, but says that at his
directions she carried the corpse away from
the lious-5 and flung it into the vacant lot
where it was found by the police.
SS HILIS OF HINES AHD OVENS.
The ProbabloResult of a Hugo Deal Nearly
Complete in West Virginia.
Pabkersbubg, Dec 27. The mining
expert who has been examining the 6,000
acre tract of coal land lying chiefly along
Dent's.Eun, In Mongalia county, which E.
L. Parker & Co. are offering to a New Y'ork
syndicate, has reported favorably to bis
principals. The big sale will be closed at
It h declared by the chief operators
along the line that within a year the entire
33 miles of land between Clarksburg and
Fairmont will be one continuous line of
working coal mines and coke ovens. It has
taken -Parker & Co. more than two years to
consummate the deal.
A FARM FOR A WIFE.
She Wonldn!t Go to Orecon, So Her Hus
band Forfeits His Farm and a S17 Cow
and Returns to Her Now Ho Wants tho
Police to Recover His Trunlf.
It is not often the tender sentiment is so
well illustrated as it was in a case brought
to the attention of the police officials yes
terday. Jacob Seifert and his wife called
to secure assistance in recovering his trunk,
which is in Albany, Oregon. The couple
are young, he is a German and she of Ger
man extraction, but a native of the. South
side. That he loves her dearly is shown
by the laet that in September he went to
Oregon, bought a 20-acre farm, paid $700 on
it, and then, because his wife would not
go to him, he threw up his claim to the
property, including the 5700 and a $17 cow,
and came back to her.
Seifert is a slate roofer, and has lived in
in this city for several years. His brothe r
lives in Oregon. Letters front his brother
induced Jacob to visit him. Before he
started Jacob told bis wife that if he got an
opportunity to do as well as his brother
had done he would buy a farm and settle
there. She did not relish tbe idea of leav
ing all her relatives here, and endeavored
to dissuade him, using the argument that it
a mnn couldn't get along in Pittsburg he
couldn't get along anywhere. The young
husband's mind was made up however, and
before he started he sold a couple of lots he
owned up the Valley Railroad.
After visiting his brother he went to
Albany, Linn county, which he describes
as the prettiest place he ever saw. He
bought a 20-acre farm for $1,400, paying
$700 down and giving an installment note
for the balancu Then he wrote to his wife.
AVhile waiting for her coming he bought a
cow for $17, and furnished the cottage on
the farm to 'make it comfortable. No
auswrr came to his letter, and he wrote
again. Still there was uo reply. Finally
Seifert became desperate.
Remembering his wife's argument against
his going west, he decided she was not rat
isfied to go. Then he began to figure. Under
the terms of the contract he could not re
cover his money, yet if he missed a pay
ment he would lose the farm. If he didn't
stay and work the farm he couldn't pay. It
was either give up bis wife or tbe farm. He
decided to give up the farm. A short time
ago lie came home, but still hoping his wife
would change her mind he left his trunk
with Charles Powell, from whom he had
bonght tbe farm, and had an agreement by
which Powell was to look after the cow.
No persuasion ot his could induce his
wife to change her mind. She wouldn't go.
Seifert adapted himself to the situation
without delay and wrote for his trunk con
taining all his valuables, valued by him at
$175. He wrote Powell that the cow should
be his and the farm, too, if he would pre
pay the freight on the trunk; As no answer
came he wrote again, telling Powell to keep
the cow, keep the farm, but send the trunfc
at once without prepaying. As yet the
trunk hasn't come. Even a letter to the
Mavor of Albany brought no response, so
Seifert has now appealed to the police to
get his trnnk. Tbey say they will try to do
so. Iu the meantime Seifert is happy with
his comely little wife in a flat on Dinwiddie
OIL OPERATORS IDLE.
Not a Walking Beam. Moving in Several
Districts Owing to Water Lines Being
Frozen Up Wells Due This W eek New
Every well in the Willow Grove, Nobles
town and Oakdale districts was reported
yesterday to be shut down on account of the
water lines being frozen up, and no water
could be had to run the boilers. Not even
tbe many pumping wells could be kept go.
ing and everything was at a standstill.
The People's Gas Company's No. 159 Wal
lace and their two wells on tbe Dixon farm
which weie expected in the Gordon sand,
were shut down.
The Forest Oil Comuany is rigging up its
No. 3 aud 4 on tbe Stirling farm below Oak
dalo and aie starting No. 1 on the Waters'
property. Tuey have made a locution for
No. 5 on tho It. W. Glenn farm, located
northeast ot Noblestowu.
This company's No. 6 on tbe A. P. Clever
farm in the eastern McCurd v field is througn
the 100-foot smd and should get tho flitli
this week. It is located opposite to their
No. 6 on the D. K. Clever farm. Their No. 5
on tbe William Atkeu aim is drilling in tbe
100-foot. Tbey have made a location lor
No. 1 on the W. E. Edmundsou farm.
Gieeuloe & Foist's No. 1, on the James
Aiken faim, in eastern McCuidy, is in the
top of the 100 foot.
The Devonian Oil Company's No. 5, on the
K. McDonald farm, lias been shot in thu
Gordon, mid was being tubed yesteiday. It
will be a light pumper. Their No. 10, on tbe
Elliott, and No. 4, on K. McDonald lar:n, are
both on top or the 100-ioot sund.
Claik&Lupber have finished a light gas
well on the Aiken arm, in tbe Moon dis
trict. Tbe operators in the Undercltff field are
being delayed by lrozeu water lines, and
thci o is scaicely a string of tools running In
Tbe estimated production of the McDonald
field ycsteiday was 18,530 barrels, or 500
less than tbe day before. The Woodland Oil
Company's No. 2 Scott was reported to have
dioppedfiom 30 to 25 barrels an hour. Tbe
stock in the field was 47,000 bands.
Runs and Shipments Saturday.
'ihe National Transit runs were 16,613;
shipments 48,731. Buckeyo runs of ilacks
burg oil, 7aj; shipments, not in. Buckeye
iujis of Lima o I, 29,779: shipments, 9J.6IS.
New York Transit shipments, 7J,8uO. South
ern Tipe Lino shinments, 73.EG0.
Tho inns of tho Tidewater Pipe Line Com
pony on ffttmUav and S'indai were 4.910:
total, 105,002, average, 4.200; shipments none;
total, 218,975; average, 8,739 ban els.
lbe runs of tbe Western Atlantlo ripe
Lino on Saturday nnd Sunday weie 5.324 and
tho shipments 2,270 bai l el s. Runs on Mon
day, none; shipments, 2,929 barrels.
The runs of tho W. L. Mellon lines for Sat
ui day. Sunday nnd Monday were ll,tJ2; de
liveries. 18,825 bairels.
The runs ot tho National Transit Company
on Sunday were 1,171; shipments, 1.3S5; runs
on Monday, 18,865. shipments, 15077. Buck
eye runs of Limn oil on Sunday were 6,028;
on Monday, 36,136; shipments Monday were
23.193. Southern Pipa Line shipments Mon
day were 32,262. New Yolk Tranxit Coin
Sany's shipments Sunday were 23,353; on
The Tidewater Pipe Line runs on Monday
were 2,854; total, 107,856; average, 4,148.
The Oil Market.
Hanae of the January option: Opening,
S2Jc; highest, 53c; lowest, 52c; closing,
Refined oil New York, 6.45c; London, K
4d: Antwerp. I2r.
Ntw ore, Dec. 27. Petroleum was dull
and neglected. Pennsylvania oil, spo: pales,
none. January option, sales, none 53o bid,
63 asked. Lima oil, sales none; 18a bid, 20o
Oil City, Dec 27. Opened, 63c: lowest,
63c; highest, 53Jc; closed, 63c. Sales. 6,000
bairels; clearances, 6,000 bariels; shipments,
269,581 barrels; mns, 49,565 barrels.
A COMEDY OF EBB0BS
Caused by a Pittsburg Veteran Who Tried
to Kescuo a Prisoner.
McKeesport, Dec. 27. Special
James Carey, an old soldier from Pitts
burg, came here to attend the Union Vet
erans' Fair. Officer McCloskey attempted
to arrest a notorious character named Here
line, when Carey tried to rescue the pris
oner. McCloskey called on James McAl
lister, Chief of the Fire Department, to as
McAllister claims he did not recognize
the officer, and in turn ordered the arrest ot
McCloskey and Carey by another -policeman,
who promptly put both men behind
In the Mayor's court this morning Chief
McAllister was called down very sharply,
aud the Pittsburg "veteran who caused the
comedy of errors was let off with a fine of
510 and costs. The only thing the Court
could do for tbe wrongfully imprisoned
officer, McCloskey, was to let him go.
A Dentist Goes to the Works.
J. M. Little, a Sewickley dentist, was
sent 30 days to the workhouse by Magis
trate Brinker, of Allegheny. He came-,to
Allegheny Christmas and drank too much
and was locked up.
December 28, 3892.
SWEET APPLE JUICE.
A Farmer Charges Another With Sell
ing Hard Cider, bnt the Jury
WOULDN'T HAYE IT THAT WAT.
Bev. W. B. Covert Is Formally Declared
. fane bj the Court.
BDTING 5TPEWBITEE3 WITHOUT CASH
In the Criminal Court, yesterday, Jacob
Solomon, tried for selling liquor without
license on Sunday and to minors, was found
not gnilty and the costs placed on George
Carpenter, tbe prosecutor. The case was
one of cider. The parties are farmers liv
ing in Penn township. Carpenter charged
Solomon with selling hard cider, an alleged
intoxicating drink. Solomon denied the
hardness, admitting that he sold cider, but
not on Sunday, aud th at it was sweet cider
and produced no intoxication. The jury by
its verdict decided that the beverage in
question does not come within the pro
vision of the Brooks law.
Bridget Gallagher pleaded gnilty to
illegal liquor selling at Jack's Hun.
"Castle Blarney," alias Ed Mcllvaine,
was convicted of furnishing liquor to minors
and was fined ?50 and sent 30 days to the
workhouse. He was found not guilty of
selling liquor without license, bnt ordered
to pay the costs.
Julia Yates was acquittal of illegal liquor
selling at McDonald.
George Burton pleaded guilty to assault
ana battery on M. li. Frank, of the Thirtieth
ward. He was fined $25 and costs.
Samuel Crawford was acquitted of the
larceny by bailee of some lumber from N.
Welsch, of the Eighth ward, Allegheny.
Thomas Marraand 'William Boach were
convicted of malicious mischief in stoning
the house of J. W. E. Schellman, of the
Eleventh ward, Allegheny.
Fred Schlictinz, for assault and batterv
on Catharine Scblicting, was fined ?10 and
Other sentences imposed were: Sloan
Noulder, illegal liquor selling, $500 fine
and three months to the workhouse; John
Gavin, assault and battery, four months to
the workhouse; John Campbell, illegal
liquor selling, 5500 fine and three months
to the workhouse; Valeria Kapuscaiski,
alias Marie Serz, bigamy, six months to
A BWIHDLEB'S CUTE TEICK3.
Bought Typewriters and Watches in Other
E. "W. Bobertson was given a hearing be
fore United States Commissioner Gamble
yesterday on a charge of using the postofBce
in a scheme to detraud. The information
was made by Postoffice Inspector McCal
mont. At the hearing it was testified to
that Bobertson bad succeeded in obtaining
by fraud a number of typewriters aud
watches. His plan was to secure letter
beads of various firms and business men in
different places. Then under the letter
head he would write a letter ordering a
typewriter or a watch as advertised for sale,
sign tbe name of the firm whose paper he
was using and inclose a check for the
price of the article to whioh he would forge
the same name. This would be mailed to
the "Typewriters' Headquarters" in
Chicago, or a watch company in tbe same
place. The article ordered would be shipped
to him and he would receive it, but when
the check would be presented for payment
the swindle would be developed.
The number of checks going to protest in
this way led to complaints and the post
office authorities were notified. Thev ran
down Bobertson, and he was arrested in
Ohio and brought to Pittsburg, where the
information was made against him. It was
made here because some of the letters were
mailed in Erie county, which belongs to
this district of the court.
At tbe conclusion of tbe hearing yester
dav he was committed to jail in default of
$1,000 bail to await trial in the United
States District Court.
FOLLOWED THE HEW Y0BK COURT.
A .Modified Injunction Issued Upon the
An argument was heard by Judges
Acheson and Bufungton in the United
States Circuit Court yesterday on the
motion made by Attorney Fish, ot New
York, representing the Edison Company, to
restrain the "Westinghouse Company from
manufacturing the old form of incandescent
The 'Westinghouse Company was repre
sented by Attorney Curtis, of New York.
He said the defense would not oppose the
injunction, provided the same reservations
be held by the court as iu the order made
by the New York court in the Sawyer
Mann case, on which this proceeding was
Charges of bad faith were denied, and
after a brief hearing tbe court grouted the
restraining order with the reservations
asked by the defense.
C0VEBT DECLARED SANE.
He Insisted Upon a Public Declaration,
and He Got It.
The bearing in the habeas corpus pro
ceedings to secure the release of tbe Bev.
W. K. Covert from the St. Francis Hos
pital came up yesterday in tbe United
States Court The physicians at tbe hos
pital had pronounced Mr. Covert recovered
and sound in both mind and body and di
rected bis discharge from the hospital. Mr.
Covert, however, did not want it that war.
Great publicity had been given the state
ment that he was insane and he wanted as
much given the announcement that he was
all right Besides, two physicians had
signed a certificate saying he wanted the
court to legally declare him sane. In con
sequence the proceedings were commenced,
and as there were no objections Judge Buf
fington formally granted Covert's release.
A ailllworker's Suit for Divorce.
The testimony taken in the divorce case
of Christ. Eeber against Carrie Bsber, was
filed yesterday. Nicholas Alt, ot Nicholas
Alt & Son, potters of the Southside, is
named as co-respondent A suit brought
bv Beber against Alt for damages for tbe
alienation of his wife's afiections is also
pending. Beber, who is a foundryman in
the employ ot Jones & Laughlin, was mar
ried to Carrie Sclieler in 1889. Mrs. Reber
before her marriage had lived lor a time
with the Alt family. The Bebcrs went to
housekeeping on Sarah street opposite Alt
& Son's pottery. "While Beber would be
absent then it is charged Alt would visit
Mrs. Beber. The separation took place last
To-Day's Trial List
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Max
Neuman, William Strotbers, Bridget ilnrke,
John Kelly, Georjre Keifer, J. Curdey, John
Nowmevcr, Mis. K. Jone, Joseph Keenan,
A. E. Walker, 1 eury Helpliar, Daniel Hel
phar, W. H. Conlov, Louis Snnon, F. W.
Uerdos, Virginia LHtlo, Charles Arnold,
George Peniod, Kobert Bnxtor, George
Lance, D. W. Pollock. J. W. Knntli, C. a
liny, John W. Anderson, Mike Jordon, An
Executions Issued Yesterday.
The following executions were issued
yesterday: Schomaker & Co. vs Hucken
stein & "Co., 51,014 83; Israel Feinberg vs
Effie Arthurs, 53,500; S.rnrtz Jerkvwski &
Co. vs A. & Hesser, f2,234; H. Kuhn &
Sons vs same, 5737.
Wodnesday we will sell SCO boys' casslmere
suits, worth $3 CO each, at 1 40. Elegant
styles. . f P.Ji C. d
Grant and Diamond streets.
THE CORNERSTONE LAID.
Impressive Ceremonies Attend the Begin
ning of the 810,000,000 Cathedral In
"New York Scope of tho Institution-
Bishop Potter to Be In Charge.
New Yoek, Dec. 27. The cornerstone of
the Cathedral Church of St Jobn the Divine
was laid this afternoon by Bight Bev.
Henry a Potter, D. D., D. O. L., Bishop
of New York. The ceremony took place at
Sp. si. The Cathedral Is on "West One
Hundred and Tenth street, and commands a
fine view of the Hudson river and many
miles ot city and country surrounding. It
is in tbe center of a district rapidly filling
up with residences. In addition, Columbia
College and St Luke's Hospital have lately
decided to remove to this neighborhood.
The scope of the Cathedral, as enunciated
by the Bishop in reconvening the trustees,
was declared to be that of a church for the
people all people and his aim has been
kept constantly in view in the six years of
work which culminated to-day in the laying
of the corner stone, the first step in the
work of actual construction.
The Cathedral will include seven "Chapels
of Tongues," in each of which there will be
a service at least every Sunday, in seven
different languages. In its national aspect
the .Cathedral project commands attention
on account of Hs aim and scope. Already,
without any public appeal and with very
little individual solicitation, over $1,000,000
has been subscribed or bequeathed to the
Cathedral. One of the first and largest sub
scriptions was made by a Presbyterian.
The Cathedral is not patterned after those
of England or the Continent, but is to be
built in accordance with American needs
and ideas. The sitting) in the Cathedral are
to be forever free. The Bishop of New
York is to be President of its chapter. The
land for its site was purchased for 5350,000,
and has since doubled in value. The cost
ot the structure is estimated at $5,000,000 to
$10,000,009. The foundations are laid in
solid rock. The entire structure will
measure S20 feet in length and will have
three square towers, the main tower being
at the junction of the nave and transepts.
The ceremonies this afternoon were wit
nessed by an immense throng which filled
and surrounded the temporary cruciform
tent over the foundation. In the corner
stone was placed a large pewter box con
taining church books and publications aud
a brick from the first church built in Amer
ica, the church erected by Columbus in 1493
on the island of Hispanofa. Tne procession
of bishops and other clergy in their robes,
doctors in scarlet and blue hoods, choir boys
in surplices ad divinity students in cap
and gown was striking.
Ajter a night with the boys
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Proposes to distinguish itsel
How? Selling the io.ooq
Medium and fine Garments ai
That will not only give us the
money, but give the people of
Allegheny, Pittsburg, East
End, South Side, McKeesport,
New Brighton, Freeport, Al
toona, Youngstown, Alliance
and every other place within
hundreds of miles, such
As will bring all former patrons ,
and thousands of new ones
and they'll get the kind of gar
ments that will make immediate
and future customers.
400 assorted fine
At four respective prices, '
$6.50, $501 $10 Mil $12
Each, that will demonstrate as
soon as seen that we mean
Ladies'. Misses' and Chil-
tjiren's Garments all to go like
wise, just as fast as they can be i
marked down and it will be J
done at once and done so
effectually that this large new (
Will have the crowd. We Ios-
the money and the people "ji
such values as they never got
in this 'Store during our history,
now almost a quarter of a cen
tury. BOGGS & BUHL,