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Terrible Night Experience of
a Braddock Man.
His Captors Drive Him to Fittsbmg
in a Covered Wajjon.
liberated at Leetonia, He Manages to Work
His Way Back Home.
A tall, dark bearded man, dressed in his
working clothes, went to the Central police
station at about 1050 o'clock last night, and
told Inspector McAleese a remarkable story
of robbery and abduction.
He gave his name as J. M. Heed. He
appeared to be honest and of sound mind,
and attempted to conceal nothing. He said
that he worked for the Howard Plate Glass
Company, at Cochran station, and lived at
Braddock. He had been working in the
glass mill since it began operations last
M3Y. On "Wednesday he drew his month's
pay, SCO, put it in his pocket, crossed the
Monongahela river to the Baltimore and
Ohio Bailroad, and took a local train to
Braddocc He left the train at Braddock
and started to walk to his home, not far
nway. It was then after dark. He says
he had not proceeded more than 200 yards
lrom the depot when he was stopped and
knocked down by two men. He was ren
dered unconscious" by a blow on the head.
"When he recovered consciousness he was
Iving, tightly bound with ropes, in the
b'ottom of a covered wagon, which was
rapidly jolting over country roads. Tito
men. the same who had assaulted him in
Braddock, sat upon the seat. One was a
man who talked and looked like an English
man. He was of medium height, well
built, and wore a full reddish beard. The
other man was a negro, probably 6 feet tall,
ana weighing something like 200 pounds.
Beed could not tell where he was being
taken. The wagon entered the city and
rattled over paved streets. He was so
greatly excited by his condition that he
cannot tell whether one or two bridges were
crossed, and he is unable to say whether the
wagon stopped in Pittsburg or Allegheny.
He was driven to a railroad yard, lilted
from the wagon and placed iu an empty box
car. The door of the car was pulled shut,
and he was left alone.
He thinks it was about 2 o'clork in the
morning when he was put into the car. He
soon felt that the car was moving swiftly,
and he lay all night helpless, wondering
whether he were being carried away toward
the east, west, north or south. The perspira
tion stood upon his forehead and he suffered
great mental anguish. Soon alter daylight
the car, alter being bumped back and forth,
came to a stand. The imprisoned glass
worker pushed open the door with his leet
and succeeded in attracting the attention ot
some railroad men. His bonds were re
moved and he was released from his prison.
He learned that he was in Leetonia, on the
Fort Wayne road, 63 miles west of Pitts
His money had all been taken, and he
was in a strange town. There was nothing
to be done but to loot it, and h: waited 23
miles to New Galilee. There, at 6 o'clock,
he got on board passenger train No. 4. and
succeeded in beating his way to Leetsdale,
35 miles lrom the city. He was put off at
that place, but he there found some mem
bers of the Junior Order of the United
American Mechanics. He secured $3 and
came to the city on an accommodation train
last night.
Beed claims to have lived in McKeesport
only six months, and knows few peonle
there. He has a wife and several children,
who are probably alarmed about his
absence. In his coat is a cut about three
inches long, which he says was made by a
knife in the hand of one o( his assailants.
Brothers-In-Law nnd Their Wive
Entnnclcd in the Lnir.
George Murray and "William Maguire are
brothers-in-law and live in the Twelfth
ward. Their wives, who are both young
and prettv, are sisters. A short time ago
Murray and his wife qnarreled and she
went to live with her sister, Mrs. Maguire.
Mrs. Maggie Murray made an information
before Alderman McKenna, charging her
husband with assault and battery. Murray
then made information against Mrs. Kate
Maguire, accusing her of giving medicines
to his wife, Maggie, for criminal purposes,
and he also sned William Maguire for
surety of the peace. The cases against the
Maguires were heard by Alderman Mc
Kenna at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Major E. A. Montooth defended the Ma
guires, out Murray had no lawyer.
Several neighbor women testified that
Mrs. Murray had told them of her
condition, and that Magnire bad said that
his wife fixed her sisttr. Murray then called
Lis wiie to the stand. She emphatically
denied every charge made by her husband,
and exonerated her sister. Mrs. Magnire
was discharged.
In the case of William Maguire.it was
proven that he had threatened to beat his
brother-in-law. Major Montooth took all
parties aside, and after a short talk effected
a compromise. The costs in the three suits
were paid equally by Murray and Maguire.
Alderman McKenna delivered a paternal
lecture to the young people. Murray and
Magnire became reconciled, but Murrayand
his wife could not agree.
A. Number of Improvements for Allegheny
The committee on streets and sewers, of
Allegheny, met last night. An ordinance
was ordered printed ior the paving of
Stockton avenue, from Sandusky street to
Union avenue with Bheet asphalt The
controller was ordered to advertise for bids
for the extension of the sewer on Belmont
street. Contracts for the grading and pav
ing of Irwin avenue for $13,450.40; Clark
street, 53,679.65, and Bavine street, $4,345
were awarded to Thomas Carson.
Dr. Edmnndson Says Miss Delavtn U Be
yond All Danger.
Miss Leonora Delavin, the young lady
who is supposed to have attempted suicide
&t her home, corner of Ann and Van
Braam streets, last Tuesday, by taking
arsenic, was seen last night at her home.
Miss Delavin has recovered sufficient
strength to be able to sit up and go about
the house. Dr. Edmundson says the danger
is over and she will recover.
Alleghenlnns May Jiow See the Time During
the Nlshi.
The Allegheny Gas Committee met last
sight, and, after approving bills to the
amount of $5,206 56, passed a motion author
izing the lighting of the clock in the
sJUbrary tower with electric lights.
TmrnmfiiMMir iin r- nnm"TTr i "i.j i - . ., . n -- j.,. -.. ... '-.wbi
At the Monongahela Home fortheSonth
American Guests of the Government
Arranging the Dnnqnct.
Colonel Thomas E. "Watt, of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, and Captain Batchelor, of
the Chamber of Commerce, yesterday called
upon Mr. Anderson, proprietor of the Mo
nongabela House, and engaged 60 rooms for
the South American guests of the United
States Government. The rooms were en
gaged for three days, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday, November 6, 7 and 8. That is
the period for the distinguished visitors' so
journ in Pittsburg, so Colonel Watt has
been notified by the Pennsylvania Railroad
management at Philadelphia, which has
arranged the schedule of the sperial train
of Pullman cars that leit "Washington yes
terday for a 40 days' tour of the great cities
of the United States.
Proprietor Anderson is arranging to set
aside the rooms fronting on Water and
Smithfield for the guesK They will be the
very best apartments- The banquet will be
held either Thursday or Friday night, at
which covers will be laid for 250 persons.
me preparations are on a scale or magnifi
cence never before witnessed in this city.
The very finest plate and china will be
brought out, and it is Mr. Anderson's inten
tion to lay before the visiting delegates such
a menu as they will not before have enjoyed
on their tour. Novel devices in electric
lighting will be used, the floral decorations
will receive elaborate attention, and the af
fair in general is intended to create an im
pression that Pittsburg can "do things '
when she will.
James B. Scott said yesterday that the
visitors would be given an opportunity, not
so much of visiting art galleries and admir
ing the architectural beauties of the city,
as to looking into the industrial enterprises
special to Pittsburg, and familiarizing
themselves with its methods of trade and
capacity for extensive commerce. lie did
not see, however, how they could get any
thing approaching a fair idea of the extent
of the city's manufacturing facilities in a
visit of a couple of days, and hoped that
such arrangements would be made as would
give them an adequate conception of at
least the most prominent of the local in
The Ket of the Fourteenth Boys Return
From Johnstown.
Captain Nesbit and Company C, of the
Fourteenth Regiment, with five men of
Company K and two of Company G, num
bering in all 45 men, returned from Johns
town last night. They have been away just
four months, and have had a pretty ex
perience of camp life. The boys looked
much the worse for wear as thev marched in
formation of twos in heavy marching order
through the depot, buf they carried them
selves as if on dress parade, and it was not
until halted to disencumber themselves of
their kits that they gave vent to the sigh
of relief which would spring up at the
thought of the work being over and that
they were once more at home. Johnstown
is now without military supervision.
Movements of Plttsbnrgers nnd Otbera of
Wide Acquaintance.
Bev. Father Tahsney, pastor of St.
John's Catholic Chnrcb, at Johnstown, which
was burned and destroyed during the flood,
was in the city yesterday, consulting with
Architect Evans in regard to the plans for his
new church. The latter will cost about S60.0U0.
Part of the convent building, which was left
standing, will be remodeled and used as a par
sonage. A new convent building and school
will have to be built. The total cost of the im
provements will be about $90,001). Father
Tahaney wishes to correct the statement made
by the authors of "The Only Official History of
the Flood" that he lost comparatively nothing.
He says that his loss was about 5125,000 on
church and personal property, and of this
amount he secured 20.000 insurance. A special
collection will be taken up in all the churches
of the diocese Sunday next to raise the funds
necessary to bnild the chnrcb.
J. J. Johnston, a leading patent lawyer
of Washington, is staying for a few days at the
Anderson. Mr. Johnston is in the city on legal
business connected with the infringement case
of Wynland and Lyne versus the Pittsburg
Fryecase. He say; that among lawyers in his
citv the opinion is rife that Attorney General
Miller will be elevated to the vacant seat on the
Supreme Bench.
The country's Capital is the place, in his
opinion, for the eite of the World's Fair, be
cause all civic rivalry would be discounted, and,
apart from industrial products, there is no city
in the States which would so impress foreign
visitors with the simplicity as well as the effect
iveness of Republican institutions as the Capi
tal. 'J ho Capitol and Public Buildings would
themselves form no mean attraction while the
railroad approaches were sufficient.
O. H. Boyer, Assistant Secretary of the
National Board of Steam Navigation; M.
Moran, of the tug firm of Moran & Stewart,
and Alexander Smith, the editor of the New
York Seaboard and Reporter, remained in the
city yesterday forenoon. Captain W. C. Gray
and Captain Joseph H. Dunlap. of Grav's Iron
Line, conducted the New York visitors to the
Black Diamond Steel Works, where they were
shonnthrougn the establishment The visitors
departed for the East at abou1: noon. They
will stop on their way at Johnstown. Captain
Gray is an uncle to the Park Bros., who aro
part owners of Giay's Iron Line.
James Kearney, civil engineer of St
Kitts. West Indies, is in Pittsburg on private
business, connected with a farm which he owns
at Grapeville. He has made purchases in
machinery for sugar refining to the extent of
510,00u. He says that the West India mer
chants are trying to turn all the trade ot the
Islands to the United States as the most con
venient market The people are very anxious
to establish a closer bond of onion with North
America, and there is a steadily growing
feeling In favor of a union with the States.
Superintendent Follansbee, of the
Chamber of Commerce, yesterday received a
communication from the Secretary of the
Bengal Chamber of Commerce, located at Cal
cutta, containing a copy of the "Indian Mer
chandise Marks act," and also a copy of the
rules as regards "Permissible variations,
framed under the authority of section 16 of the
act of His Excellency, the Viceroy of India."
The communication has been duly acknowl
edged by Superintendent Follansbee.
J. F. Golding, of Chicago, is staying at
the Monongahela. Mr. Golding is the inven
tor of a process by which the expanded metal
can be employed for such novel purposes as
lathing the ceilings of a room and other struc
tural purposes. The method is already ex
tensively used in this country and Australia,
and on Saturday Mr. Golding leaves for Europe
to push his business interests there.
Captain James Sweeney, of New Or
leans, is visitine friends in the city. He is on
his homeward journey from the Cast. Captain
Sweeney is interested in the Time Coal Com
pany, ot this city, and in the New Orleans coal
firm of Sweeny, Miltonberger fc Co.
Dr. E. T. Painter, who has been sick in
Massachusetts for some three months past, has
returned to the city -and has resumed the
practice of bis profession.
Judge Theo. S. Wilson, of Clarion, will
be a guest at the Seventh Avenno until after
tne silling oi we caprcmo iouri on juonuay.
Joseph Ybgel returned to the city from
.Lexington, Ky yesterday, where he has been
vititing for the last week.
Dr. B, C. Flower, the famous Boston
physician, is expected to arrive at the Monon
gahela House to-day.
S. S. Marvin returned from New York
last night. He was accompanied by his daugh
ter and Mrs. Hirscb.
Oscar Bradford, President of the
Expanded Metal Company, returned to St.
Xiouis last night.
J. W. Philitis, concerned in the iron
industry in New Castle, is staying at the
W. H. Conly, of the firm of Biter &
Conly, iron plate manufacturers, left for Chi
cago last nignt.
H. L. Smith, President of the Petroleum
Exchange of New York, is a guest at the
J. F. Diffenbacher and wife have re
turned home after an extended tour in the
Dr. B, W. Stewart, of the Mercy Hos
pital, returned to Piitsburg yesterday from the
T. P. Thompson, an oil producer of
Bradford, has registered at the Monongahela.
Dr. W. H. Winslov, of Penn avenue,
jjn returned from bis summer vacation.
Tonng James Callon Handed Over to
Agent Dean's Tender Care.
Cudgeled With a Broom Handle and Turned
Away From Home.
A sensational case of cruelty was dis
closed at Alderman Porter's office yesterday
afternoon in which Agent Michael Dean
prosecuted Mary Curley, of Carson street,
Southside, for abusing her young nephew.
The boy, James Callon, is 12 years old,
with a bright, open countenance. He came
from Ireland. His testimony follows:
"I have not been sent to school a day
since I have lived with my aunt. She sent
me to night school for a few months last
winter. I wanted to go to school, but she
would not send me. She kept me away so
that I might do menial work about the
house. I scrubbed the floors, cleaned the
windows, washed the dishes, and ran mes
sages for her, to the market and the stores.
I Irequently went to the store at her request
for groceries, misrepresenting who the
goods were ior. I knew this was wrong,
and that I was telling lies. She used to tell
me to say to the storekeeper that the goods
wre for Mr. King.
"She often beat me and threw shoes at
me. and then she would chase me up and
down the house, hitting me with a broom
handle. One day she violently threw a
rongh stone at me and at other times she ill
used me by striking me with her hands
and kicking me about the floor until I cried
with pain.
"About 5 o'clock last Wednesday even
ing mv aunt thrashed me with unusual se
verity. She kicked me out of the house,
and with curses threatened to kill me if I
returned. She ran after me in 'he street. I
reached the house of Mrs. Kate McCarrol
and procured shelter for the night. Every
morning she made me get up at 4 o'clock to
help her to get the breakfast ready for the
boarders. I never had a relaxation from
the drudgery from morning until night."
Kate McCarrol said: "Mrs. Curley
abused Jimmie Collins with great brutality.
She did not send him to school. When she
beat him she cursed him in a horrible man
ner, and I have heard her say that he was
like bis druuken mother, who is dead. Last
Wednesday night he rushed into my house
breathless and deathly pale, and implored
me to shelter him from the cruelty ot his
aunt. I assented, and kept the boy over
night. She made him get np at 4 o'clock.
She wonld send him to stores and make him
lie for her. The boy is an orphan and came
from Ireland."
Lord McCain testified as follows :
"I have been boarding at Mrs. Curly's
house for 14 weeks. I have seen her beat
this boy with a broom and otherwise abuse
him. She put him out of the house twice
after 9 o'clock. She never sent him to school
while I was there. I have heard her say
that he was like his lazy old mother."
Maggie Carney testified: "I have seen
her make the boy scrub, wash and clean
windows; also saw her violently hit him. It
is the common talk of the neighborhood.
The treatment the boy received was most re
pulsive." Miss Mooney testified "that she saw Mrs.
Curley kick the boy. She also saw him per
form "the work of the house, the same as a
Mrs. Mary Curley in a very voluble man
ner, testified: "The boy is the child of my
dead brother in Ireland. I dent over to Ire
land for him before my brother died. He
promised to send the boy. He also promised
to give me his gold watch and all his money.
The boy's mother and father are dead, and
I care for him and treat him with motherly
love. He is a bad boy. I admit I sent him
to the store falsely, bnt if he never does
anything worse than that be will get along
fairly well. I have slightly tapped- him
with" a broomstick, but I did it in a playful
James McBride.M.Maloney, Thos. Foley,
J.W. Hemmerlyand Walker Rosestated that
they never saw Mrs. Curley abuse the boy.
Agent Dean scored the old lady in a neat
speech, and Alderman Porter imposed a fine
of 10 and costs and handed over the child
to the care of Agent Dean,
He Explain Why Ho Murdered His Wife
His Health is Better nnd He Will be
Moved lo Jail To-Day.
William H. Smith, the colored man who
shot his wife at Ko. 124 Fulton street on
September 4, was last evening removed by
Detective Coulson lrom the Mercy Hospital
to the Central police station.
Smith, after murdering his wife at their
home, Ko. 124 Fulton street, attempted to
commit suicide by shooting himself through
the lungs. He has been in the hospital ever
since, and, while not altogether well, was
able to walk to the police station.
He talked freely to Detective Coulson,and
told him the whole story of the crime. He
said that his wife had driven him to desper
ation by her amours with other men. While
he was absent from the city last summer he
learned that she was receiving the attentions
ot a barber. He discovered, on his return
home about the first of September, some let
ters which she had received from him.
On the evening before the crime, he
bought a quart of whisky at a wholesale
house on Fifth avenue, near Pride street.
He took it home with him and proceeded to
reduce the whisky surplus. His wire was
quarrelsome. He told her to go to bed and
sleep. He then sat up with the whisky.
By midnight the liquor had been nearly all
translerred from the bottle to Smith's
stomach. He was then in condition to com
mit murder. He took a revolver from the
mantel, went to the bed and shot his wife
dead while she was sleeping. He then
tried to kill himself, bnt was unsuccessful.
Smith will be removed to-day to the
county jail.
Antonio Gallo Arrested Here for Attempted
The following telegram was received from
New York last night:
Antonio Gallo. 28 years old, was taken before
United States Commissioner Shields to-day, to
answer the charge of trying to kill Carlo Car
lclletti in Fajjano, Italy, four years ago. The
two men were rivals for the heart and band of
the belle of Fajjano. Carlelletti woti and mar
ried her. The night after the wedding the
voung husband and Gallo fought at a village
ball. Gallo was worsted and swore vengeance.
On the next dav Gallo armed himself with a
double-barreled shotgnn, which he loaded with
buckshot and scraps of iron. He went early to
the machine shop where Carlo worked, and
secreted himself behind a large tool box. in
front of which be knew that Carlo must pass on
his way to his workbench. When Carlelletti
entered the shop, ten minutes later, Gallo
emptied both barrels into his body. Carlelletti
felf to the floor, apparently dead. Gallo fled to
the mountains and eventually sailed for
America, after learning that his victim, though
alive, was crippled for life. He settled In Mil
ford, Mas"., but was driven from the town two
years ago for misusing a little giri. He passed
a few months in New York and then went to
Pittsburg, where he was arrested yesterday by
New York detectives at the instance of the
Italian Government, He was committed to
jail by Commissioner Shields to-day to await
the completion ot the extradition papers by the
State Department in Washington.
He Win Insane.
Coroner McDowell held an inquest yes
terday on the body of Joseph Phillips, who
committed suicide in Carpenter's alley
Wednesday night. A verdict of suicide
due to temporary insanity was rendered.
Fob a disordered liver try Bee
nam's Pills.
raABS' csoap the purest ana
t ever made
Too Pungent for Some Taxpayers, Bnt Dis
cussion Gives Road Makers a Pointer
Worth Studying.
Some of the inhabitants of Sewickley
complain bitterly. They say the borough
millage for Government schools, street re
pairs, etc., is 12 mills, and this added to
county tax makes nearly 2 per cent levy on
a largely increased valuation. Some claim
that there is very little work being done on
the streets and that the borough is paying
interest on ?65,000 worth of bonds at 8 per
cent and on other bonds aggregating in all
over 5100,000.
The complaint was laid before H. L.
Williams and George I Whitney, who both
came to the rescue of the bondholders and
the Sewickley government. They say that
the bonds were placed at a time when even
Pittsburg could scarce get better; that they
went beggiug and only T. H. Nevin conld
see anything in them at 8 per cent. They
admitted'that it was somewhat hard to pay
interest on bonds at 8 per cent that might
now be placed at 4 per cent, but yet believed
their consciences would allow them to hold
them. They could say nothing as to the
charge that the Waterworks Commission
did business in a corner.
Incidentally, in reference to the com
plaint that but little was done on Sewickley
streets, Mr. Williams dropped a pointer
well worth the attention of supervisors of
county roads. Mr. Williams states that
Sewickley streets are built by a cheap and
at the same time effective method, one so
cheap that t might be followed with profit
in the farming districts.
First, a foundation is well laid of rnbble
stone, bnt littleflttentinn beintr naid to size.
This js well settled and leveled by breaking
prominent points with a knapping hammer.
On top of this bed is put a foot of stone
broken finely, and on this a coating of two
or three inches of gravel. This, Mr. Will
iams says, makes a smooth and durable road
that will withstand heavy travel and can be
kent in renair cheaolv. and all at a cost of a
dollar a linear foot on a roadway being 20
feet in width.
As Begister Shafer remarks, a width of
15 feet is ample for country roads, so that
they could be built for 75 cents a linear
foot, or less than $4,000 a mile, and as the
majority of roads 5 miles distant from the
Pittsburg city line are not more than 10
feet wide, thev could be made good at a cost
of 52,500 a mile.
A Car Shifter's Amnslng Adventure nt the
Union Depot.
Tom Pennyman is a car shifter between
the Pennsylvania Bailroad yards at the
Union depot and Thirty-third Btreet Tom
was nonplussed the other day, and in the
following manner: It is the custom for the
brakemen who run down the cars from
Thirty-third street to the depot yards to
walk back to the starting point when they
had deposited their cars, and Tom, for some
time past, had been swearing within his
beard at the time thev took to accomplish
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tue oistance ana return, ne decided at last
to see how they managed to put in the time,
and one day lately when a line of cars had
been cut loose, he laid himself down in a
car loaded with sand, and awaited develop
ments. But they were otherwise than he expected,
for the switchman in the lower yards, see
ing the cars, as he thought, running away,
promptly turned them into a siding with
the result that the car containing Tom and
the sand bumped with such violence against
the buffers at the end of the track as to
smash the car and bury Mr. Pennyman in
the sand. He was rescued with consider
able difficulty, and yesterday he decided to
look with a more lenient eye upon his 30
subordinates and their gait ot going.
The Brdddock YIctlmsDied From Accidental
The Coroner's jury yesterday decided that
Captain William B. Jones, Michael Quinn
and Andrew Havilla, who died from the
effects of burns received from a break in
furnace C at the Edgar Thomson, met their
deaths from purely accidental causes, and
that proper precautions had been taken
about the furnaces.
A nnmber of witnesses were examined
who saw the accident. They testified that
it was nnusual for a furnace to break as this
one had done, and that the furnace had
never broken before, nor was it patched in
any way. The break was about 18 inches
by 2 feet. At the time the furnace was not
pushed harder than ordinarily, but it re
fused to work, and a number of men repeat
edly attempted to remove the cinder.
James Tola said he rescued Captain
Jones from the modoc pit, and the hot cin
ders were runnipg into his mouth.
Thomas Adenbrook, the furnace builder,
testified he had repaired the opposite side
of the furnace a tew days before the acci
dent. If there had been any breaks the
flames would have been seen." So far as he
conld see the furnace was all right. Other
witnesses testified in a similar strain.
A Hearing Given In the Cnie A sains t Win
ten & Dcllenbaob.
There was a hearing before Alderman Mc
Masters yesterday in the case of Humane
Agent O'Brien against the firm of "Winters
& Dellenbach, who were charged with buy
ing some 30 calves from the Sewickley
Dairy Company that were found to be too
young to be sold for food.
Agent O'Brien told how h heard of the
calves being shipped to Allegheny to the
firm, and learning they were very young
secured the assistance of Meat and Milk In
spector Lippert, of Allegheny, who con
demned them. They found some of them
not more than a day or two old. Mr. Del
lenbach, of the firm, said he was under the
impression the calves he bought were from
two to five weeks old, and when he learned
differently refused to kill them. The case
was continued over until to-day.
She Took the Benefit of Ilio Insolvent Law
nnd Is Oat of Jnil.
Lottie McDonald was released from jail,
yesterday.under the insolvent law. She was
convicted of keeping a disorderly house
and sentenced to six months in the work
house, 5100 fine and the costs. Her time
expired and she took the benefit of the
insolvent laws to escape paying the fine or
Incidents of n Dny in Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Ucadine;
HtJMASE AOENT O'Brien charged F. A.
Hazelbart, yesterday, before Alderman Mc
Garey, on tho Southside, with maltreating a
horse. Agent O'Brien declared that Hazelbart
bad been seen to beat and kick his horse
brutally on Carson street Tuesday afternoon.
A bow between several negroes took place
last night on Wylie avenue opposite the new
traction power house. One man named Emman
uel Tillman was badly hurt, and tne police are
on the lookout for bis assailants.
The Brigade Examining Board concluded its
sessions at the Monongahela last night. It had
np before it for examination as to fitness and
promotion officers of the Fifteenth, Sixteenth
and Fifth Begiments.
The residents of South Eleventh street are
worried over the action of the Monongahela
Gas Company because they have laid their
pipes in the large Sarah street sewer in their
A drunken farmer who claimed to be Uncle
Jake Zeigler created some amusement around
the City Hall yesterday by using the bell cord
and bnttoo on the elevator for a telephone.
John Vms. an employe In Carnegie's
Thirty-third street mill, had his leg crushed by
a falling plate yesterday. Be was taken to bis
home, on Forty-sixth street
Rev. It McGutre will lecture to-morrow
evening In tne Centenary M. E. Church, corner
Wrlie and Kirknatriek street, on "Wli.t rs..
In ihn Awit'i - ( i
10&3& Af ,..j.V 1. SIL-r . C .-
The Chloroform Victim Well Known
He Wedded a Society Belle and Was Ostra
cised -by His family.
Dr. J. Campbell Shorb, who was found
dead in bed Tuesday in San Francisco,
was very well known in this city among
the older residents. The people who read
the announcement of his sad' ending and
who were familiar with his history could
not help but recall the prominent figure Dr.
Shorb cut in social circles, both in this city
and Philadelphia. The old residenters will
remember the sensation he created in Pitts
burg at the time of his marriage.
About 30 years ago, Dr. Shorb came to
this city from Emmettsburg, Md. Ble
began the study of medicine at the Mercy
Hospital, and became a member of the staff
of the institution. After being at the
hospital several years, he received the ap
pointment of Marine Surgeon at San
Francisco where he has been ever since. '
Before going away he became engaged to
Miss Sophia Dallas, of Philadelphia. She
was a well-known society belle of the
Quaker City and a sister ot W. W. Dallas.
an attorney of Pittsburg. At that time the
latter was a prominent figure at the bar in
this city, but afterward moved West. Miss
Dallas was a Protestant and Dr. Shorb was
a devout Catholic. The former reiused to
become converted to the latter's faith and
they were not married in the Catholic Church.
His family and relatives denounced
the action and refused to recognize him
afterward. The affair caused quite a sensa
tion in social circles on account of the
prominence of the parties, and thev im
mediately moved to the West. Frank Tier
nan, formerly of this city.'who poisoned
himself in Chicago a few months ago, was a
brother-in-law of Shorb's.
After ieaving Pittsburg Mr. Shorb west
to California and there drifted into politics.
He was a Democrat and filled many high
positions of trust. He was a confirmed
victim to the use of chloroform, and this
caused his death. He took enough of the
drug at every dose to kill an ordinary man,
and resorted to it to secure sleep. He
devised an ingenious apparatus by which a
sponge saturated with the drug
was suspended directly above his
head and in close proximity to his
nostrils, while lying in bed. By means of
an antomatic arrangement, when his head
dropped on the pillow, the sponge was drawn
up into the air, and out of his Teach. He
tried to conquer the habit, bnt it grew upon
him every day. It was supposed that his
death was the result of an overdose of the
He was an inmate of a private hospital a
nnmber of times, bnt he could not be cured
of the habit. He "has a brother, who is a
millionaire wine merchant in San Gabriel,
Andrew Carnegie Is Not Thinking of a New
Chlcngo Eond.
Andrew Carnegie, who has been in the
city for the past ten days looking after some
details of his immense interests, will prob
ably leave for New York to-day or to-morrow.
A call was made at his office yester
day aPernoon for the purpose of investi
gating the published report in an aternoon
paper that he contemplated building a coke
railroad from this city to Chicago. The re
port stated tbnt Mr. Carnegie wanted a more
direct route 'to the West than the Pittsburg
and Western, and he would assume control
of a line across Northern Ohio to Fort
Wayne. The road was to be part of the
Pittsburg and Western system, and would
go into Chicago over one of the Eastern
Illinois lines.
Mr. Carnegie was not accessible at the
time, and the clipping was shown J. G.
Leishman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of
the company. He stated that there was no
truth whatever in the statement and the
report was without foundation.
Employes Threnten to Strike Unless the
Scale is Signed.
A meeting of the members of the Alle
gheny County Brewers' Association was
held yesterday in their hall on Fourth ave
nue. The object was to consider the scale
presented by Local Union No. 22, composed
of the journeymen brewers of the two cities.
As yet Spencer & Liddell is the only firm
in the county who signed the scale, and the
journeymen threaten to strike unless the
others do 'likewise. The scale calls for ten
hours work per day and extra pay for over
time. The men now work from 12 to 15
hours and are not paid anything extra.
They are attached to the Federation of
Labor, and will interest the officers of that
body in the fight
At the meeting yesterday a committee was
present from the Central Trades Council
and requested that the scale be signed by all
the brewers. The latter now have the matter
uuder consideration.
He Was
Second Holler In the metal
lurgical World.
Joseph D. Weeks, of this city, pays a
high tribute to the worth of Captain W. B.
Jones, who was buried at Braddock Wednes
day. In his paper Mr. Weeks says:
Not since the death of Holley has one
dropped out of the ranks of metallurgy whose
departure caused so many of his associates to
feel that they have lose a personal friend, while
the great army of workmen that cheerfully
owned bim as their Captain knew bim and now
mourn him as their friend "faithful and true."
The l osition he filled was one that demanded
a higher order of executive ability than that
required of the President or the United States
or any of his Cabinet, and this fact was recog
nized by a salary equal to that of the Presi
dent. Tinners' Union Ended.
The latest local assembly of the Knights
of Labor to lapse in this city is L. A. 1525,
composed of tinners. They organized about
one year ago, but as most of them were
members of the Tin, Sheet Iron and Cor
nice Workers' Union they did not take
much interest in the other organization.
Organizing nt Cumberland.
President William Smith, of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' Union, has gone
East on official business. He will stop at
Cumberland and organize a new local nuion
in the town. He will also visit Baltimore
and other points.
Fire Barbers Initiated.
The regular meeting of the Barbers'
Union was held last evening. Five new
members were initiated.
"Boston Bock's" Daaahter Trjing to Get
the Old Man Oat or Riverside.
"Boston Buck," a notorious counterfeiter
of Indiana county, was sent to the peniten
tiary about five years ago for a term of
seven years. Yesterday his daughter and
her husband visited District Attorney Wal
ter Lyon and besought him to intercede to
secure a pardon for her aged father. "Buck"
is now about 73 years old, and has yet to
serve one year and ten months. Mr. Lyon
was not acquainted with the merits of the
case, and reierred the woman to Mr. William
A. Stone, who was District Attorney at the
time the man was sentenced. "Boston
Buck ' had a strange career, and was con
nected, during the war, with a "copper
head" gang which tried to induce him to
enter into a conspiracy to murder President
Lincoln. "
The Allegheny Electric Plant to be Located
at the Foot of Monument Hill The DaflT
Co. Will Stay.
The question as to the location of the Al
legheny electric light power house was set
tled last night when the joint sub-Committees
on Gas and City Property met They
passed a.resolution asking the City Property
Committee to frame an ordinance appropri
ating the position at the base of Monu
ment Hill lying west of the Hope engine
house along Martiu street.
They asked that the Controller immedi
ately advertise for bids for the excavation.
The original intention was to use the site
npon which the old armory buildings now
stand. The Duff Manufacturing Company
now occupy that building, and they were
notified to vacate within three months.
Last night the Duff Company sent a letter
to the sub-committee, stating that it would
be impossible for them to move before No
vember 1, and even then it would
be at a great sacrifice to their busi
ness, and asked to be given 3,500
damages. The company at the same time
submitted a proposition agreeing, to pay a
premium of $3,500 besides the annual rent,
if they were given a 20-years' lease on the
building they are now in. This letter was
laid on the table, the members in talking
over the question of a site thought it wonld
be better to allow the Duff Company to re
main where they are, and as there is plenty
of room on the west side of the Hope en
gine house that is at present of no practical
use, the plant could be located there.
The City Property Committee met after
the adjournmant of the joint committee,
and passed the ordinance asked for.
Mr. W. T. Shannon's Leg Broken by the
Kick of a Fractions Horse.
As the Frauenheim carriage containing
Miss Frauenheim was standing at the cor
ner of Fifth and Penn avennes, yesterday
afternopn, an express wagon minus a driver
went tearing down the street, and making a
close circle around the Frauenheim carriage
completely crnshed one wheel and otherwise
wrecking the carriage. The driver showed
great presence of mind and retained control
of his horse, thus preventing a serious acci
dent. Miss Frauenheim was rescued from
the wreck in a half' fainting condition, but
a severe fright was the most serious result
suffered by the young lady.
While coming home with his family in a
barouche Wednesdav nieht from the Se
wickley Presbyterian Church, W. T, Shan
non, of Edgeworth, had his leg broken be
low the knee by a kick from one of the
horses. The bone was set while he remained
in the carriage, and the neighbors pulled
the vehicle with Mr. Shannon in it to his
Delegates Selected for the Convention of
Democratic Societies.
The regular meeting of the Bandall Club
was held last night, J. P. Fleming presid
ing. Eleven new members were elected. A
committee of three was appointed to make
arrangements for the annual reception ball.
The following delegates were selected to at
tend the convention of Democratic societies
to be held in Philadelphia October 15:
A. F. Keating. Wm. A. McCaffrey, Captain
Wm. Webb. John E. McCrickart, B. E. Arons.
H. L. McGraw. T. O'Leary. F. A. Gosser. D. O.
Barr, J. C. Bobinson, John O'Neil, Joseph
Stokely. Genpral P. N. Guthrie, Captain W.
H. Barclay, Herman Handle, Alex. Wilson, J.
O'Conner, H. T. Morris. W. J4 Welxek A. P.
Bnrgwin, J. W. Echols. Charles Carroll, James
E. O'Donnell. Lew Cella, J. J. Wallace, B. J.
Foley and Edward Busman.
Christopher Wouldn't be Blnffed,
Tackled the Doctor.
Dr. A. "W. Stamford, who sells electric
belts in Soho, was giving his usual exhibi
tion of mesmerism last night, when Christo
pher Wolf mounted the stage, and demand
ed to be mesmerized. The doctor refused to
comply, and Wolf proceeeed to throw him
from the stand. Hypnotism was giving
way to muscles, when Officer Dean inter
vened, and Wolf was arrested, together with
an accomplice named Laugbhn, and lodged
in the Fonrteentb ward station. Dr. Stam
ford was slightly hurt, bat continued his
Wo Are Advised
By the passenger department of the Penn
sylvania Bailroad that arrangements have
been made for the sale of round trip tickets
from Washington to New York and return
at rate of $10 for the round trip, on account
of the Triennial Conclave of the Knights
Templar, to be held in Washington October
8 to 11, inclusive. Bound trip' tickets sold
to New York by the Pennsylvania Bailroad
lrom Washington will be sold, good to re
turn from New York to Pittsburg direct, by
the purchaser depositing with the agent of
this company at Washington the return por
tion ot his excursion ticket, Pittsburg to
Washington and return. By this means, if
you desire visiting Eastern cities, the ticket
granted at reduced rates to Washington, you
can purchase a round trip ticket to New
York and return direct to Pittsburg, not re
quiring you to return via Washington,
D. C.
For Boys and Children Novelties In Shapes
and Materials.
Great skill and taste have been exercised
this season in the production of these gar
ments. The styles are very attractive, the
fashionable cloths and materials unusually
handsome, and the garments taade to stand
a vast deal of wear and service. The sole
agency for Brokaw Bros. New York cloth
ing is Sailor's 58, 60 and 62 Sixth street.
Oar Great Bargains In Fall Dress Goods
The reason of our enormous trade these
bright autumn days come in the morning
if you can. Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Photographers Slclt
Because they can't compete with Yeager &
Co.'s 75c per doz. cabinets. Come early for
your sittings. Bring the children. Gallery,
70 Federal st, Allegheny.
New Beginners' Class This Evening In
Thuma's Dancing Academy, 64 Fourth
ave., another beginners' class will open this
evening. Children's opening to-morrow
Exposition Splendid wedding designs.
Magnificent floral display all day.
nonip Industry
Deserves supoort Messrs. Frauenheim &
Vilsack have for years been making their
celebrated Pittsburg beer in this city. Good
judges pronounce it pure, wholesome and
Exposition Floral 'day. Lavish dis
play of bridal designs.
The Finest $1 Brond Cloth Is Herr,
All the new shades 50 inches wide, beau
tiful in finish near entrance to dress goods
department. Jos. Hobke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Exposition Superb floral display,
Watch for the lovely bridal designs.
One of the Finest.
Klein's "Silver Age" display at the Ex
position. Mvr
New Beginners' Class This Evening In
Thuma's Dancing Academy. 64 Fourth
ave., another beginners' class will open this
evening. Children's opening to-morrow
Expositioh Splendid wedding designs.
Magnificent floral display all day.
Tho Demand for. Tbrra ns Shown by Sev
ernl of Many Recent Orders.
We speak of what is known as the Corliss
Safe, made of chilled iron in a semi-spherical
form. It is a coinoaratively recent
manufacture first exhibited at the Centen
nial of '76 the very novel features of its
construction, involving principles utterly
new in the foundry and machine shop, held
it back from very rapid development to the
perfection attained in its present making.
It can be considered as an invention con
sonant with that of the Corliss engine.which
latter has indelibly shaped all modern steam
engines in all' engide building countries.
This invention of the safe, in its inception
and fulfillment, is a flight of the eagle; it
has solved the problem of the safe keeping
of the wealtn of a people, existing in money
and securities.
But, speaking in every day thoughts, in
facts ana figures, the Corliss Safe and Vault
Door Company of Providence, B. L, are
pressing their indnstry by night as well as
by day; the demand for their safes is rapid
ly increasing, and even coming from such
far away places as Tacoma and Spokane
Falls, Washington Territory, where two
have just been sent, while in their own State
they have recently supplied the Pbcenix
National Bank, People's Savings Bank, and
Mercantile Trust Company, also the
Franklin Sayings Bank, and the First
National Bank of Pawtneket with complete
outfits of burglar and lire-proof security,
which outfits have been duplicated for the
Commercial National 'Bank of Omaha, the
Union National ot Den ver,and the Lawrence
National Bank of Lawrence, Mass. Two of
these Corliss safes have just been delivered in
this city, one to the Farmers' Deposit Na
tional Bank (being the second Corliss safe
bought by them); the other goes into the
City Deposit Bank. It will be remembered
that the Corliss Safe Company made in this
city not long ago some startling ocular
proofs of the insecurity ot all square safes,
and the information then gained by our citi
zens seems not to have been lost to them.
It is a matter of some general interest to
add that the Slater National Bank of Paw
tneket, B. I., have adopted the Corliss new
safe deposit system, which affords to each
box holder all those advantages in certainty
of security against burglary possessed by
the bank ior its own funds.
Grand aiilllnerr Opening
To-day at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
See Oar Dew Style Pare Silk Fringes at
A yard, all colors usually sells at $2 a
yard see this in trimming department.
Jos. Hohne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Astonishing! How mothers save
money buying infants' cloaks, slips and
caps, at Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Grand millinery Opening
To-day at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
Fob nervous indigestion use
"Silver Age." It will help you.
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
all Indicate that you need a few doses
of 'the genuine
Dr. McLane's Celebrated
They strengthen
the weak and
purify the
They are prepared from the pnrest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
Be sure yon get the genuine' Count
erfeits are made in St. Louis.
T. T. T., 109 Federal Street.
If1 yon don't keep up a certain tempera
ture m your body you will nay the penalty
of chills and a severe cold. You can avoid
this by investing a little money in our
Ladies', Men's and Children's, all sizes
and qualities.
No trouble to show the stock.
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
MR. D. A. MATHEWS, of New York City,
begs leave to call the attention of the connos
sleurs of Pittsburg to his
MASTERS, and to bespeak for the same
the honor of their patronage, at
(Bear Gallery)
No. 435 Wood Street.
On exhibition from 9 A. m. to 6 p. h.
oc3 11-Thrsa
Manufacturers and Importers of Flno Furni
ture, Curtains and Ornaments.
Designs and estimates submitted for complete
Honse Furnishings.
ilaadll Market St,
Patedelpkla, Pa.;,
new ABmnwsBm.
A fact you Bust remember, naaeijfsbat Hj.
b a mistake to delay m makfeg your p4reiaes
for fall and wiaier.
Because we have the vsry largest and.
complete lines of new goods sow.
Because of our very large trad oar tei
Bargain purchases sell oat very qawic .v
Because our assortment of new good!
nnequaled in variety la all departeeBts.
Because you avoid the rash Oat always et
later In the season. Because people who townr"
from experience say this lathe best nlaeelto
Five excellent reasons, aren't thejr 1
As to our Fall and Winter Wraps and Jack
ets for ladles and children, we might fill pages
of this paper with words and wood cuts ot the
new and taking garments that make up this r
wonderful collection.
Do you want a good Wrap, short of lossy'
small ot large size, plain or elaborate, light fat
weight or heavy, for a few dollars or forhaa
dredsT This is the Cloak DepartseatjirkefO;
you find them. -Vlfc
A word about
If yon expect to buy a Sealsiin Jacket or C39
or Mantle this season we strongly rage,
you inspect our stock of carefully selected aad
perfectly shaped and finished. real AltiVi Seal1
goods now
You can rely upon these goods fully,
sell only the beat and our prices are as low as
can be made on first-class goods.
We' do a very large business la Use Furs ot
all kinds and have Seal ganaeBta made ta
order promptly and in the beat manner.
Latest styles in ready-to-wear Salts, for"
street and home wear. 'V
Large stock of Tea Gonna and Wrappers a -
the most fashionable materials. '
Because we have been extremely busy la oar,
Drea Goods Department don't think for a'
moment our stock of choice woolen dress?
fabrics is In the least brokea. WehaTelottk
new goods here to show you this weefc. So'
then come in this week. For a speeaal bargaia
in low priced dress goods see this lot. Srikj . ?
, and Wool Striped Suitings, ag weal,' X feefcs?
wide, at 35c ajard.
More of those popular SO laches wide, plais
and fancy All-wool Suitings at 60c a yard.
Our stock of fine All-wool Cashmeres, Hen
rietta Cloths and Drap d'Ete Suitings Includes
the best values from oOc a yard up to superfine
qualities in all the new and fashionable color.,
ings. " ;'
We claim confidently to hare tha largeat
stock of Black Dress Goods and Mouraisg
wear fabrics, and our prices explain the popu
larity of this large department.
Don't forget to call and examke our wonder
ful Silk Departments, filled with an the newest
kinds of best Silks In blacks and colors. We
hare new arrival of Colored Gros Grain Sflks
that we propose to sell o.ulek.if the profit ul
small 60c a yard. 65c a yard, 85c a yard,U a' '
yard. Here is a chance to save mosey.
The largest line of new patterns la BUek.
Brocade Silks and Satins ever shown ia Pitts
burg. &
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Plushes, 16-lnch wide, at 36c and 45c a yarit
19-inch at 60c a yard; 24-inca at 75c and K'a
yard the best values you can find, and largest
assortment of colors.
Bargains In plain, colored and fancy Trim
ming Velvets. A fall stock of Black Velvets.
All the new shades in high grade Costume
Velvets that are so fashionable for full dress
costumes. '
New Table Linens In our special excellent
makes and at popular prices now in stock.
Housekeepers will enjoy looking at our lovely
sew patterns in Lace Curtains, In Nottingham,
Irish Point, Swiss Tambour, Vltrage and other
makes. Low prices rule. Also new effects la
Portieres and Heavy Curtains in Chenille and
Velour. All sizes In Table Covers. New and
elegant stock of Upholstering for draperies
and Interior decorations. Designs and estV
mates famished onappllcation. Work done by
experienced men, '
Many other departments deserve mention
but cannot be spoken of now. Come and see
our store crowded with all that is new and at
tractive. We would Insist npon all visitors to the Ex
position to make It a point to visit oar im
mense establishment, the oldest and largest
drygoods house in Western Pennsylvania,.
They can depend upon courteous treatmeath
and prompt attention.
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