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THE' PiTTSBUlte DlSPATdH. tflfESDAt, APEtL 21, -1S6L 12 THE CANAL SCHEMES To Connect Interior Rivers With the Lakes Com pared, With THE PENNSYLVANIA PLAN. Superiority of the Beaver-Conneaut Route Demonstrated. WHAT A SHIP CANAL SHOULD BE. A Hap That Can Be Profitably Studied bj Patrons of Commerce. SOME OLD-FOGT IDEAS COKTKOYEETED IWEITTEK FOB THE DISTATCn.l Considering the immensity of our coun trv and relerring more particularly to the regions of the interior em braced in the basin 01 the Mississippi, there are but few locali ties where ship canals are feasible and fewer still where there is a traffic of the kind usually transport;-! on canals in yolnme fficient to warrant their construction. We. ar therefore, in dancer of witnessing a t alar "craze" on the subject of ship c t'als, and in this connection it is proper r ugh to distinguish between ordinary ca i and ship canals. An ordinary canal, 6jih as those undertaken in this State and 10 Ohio in the first half of this century, had an available depth of only four feet of 'wa ter the locks being about 90 feet long by 12 15 icet wide, passing boats of 63 tons. I t I nion canal of Pennsylvania was in - constructed with locks only 8 feet iu b 70 feet long, passing boats of about 4 von capacity, and a number of the early f -ghsh canals were built of the same lim- u capacity. W e had a 05-ton boat canal in this State nnecting the Ohio with Lake Erie (and, nrlv built and insignificant as it was, it t i i well up to the very day it was sold out .e railroad), ana from Pittsburg via the egheny and Kiskiminetas rivers to iotown the "Western Pennsylvania anal of the same size extended. At nstown it was connected by the Portage j 'oad with the Eastern division, extend- . down the Jumati from Hollidaysburg. e were similar canals in the valley of t busquehanna. the Lehigh, the Schuyl- and elsewliere, but most of them were .:o sold by the btate to the rival rail- corporations. In New York, however, rv a different policy maintained, the - canal from BuQalo to Albany has itk original coustruction in 1825 been enlarged, and it now pas&es boats of uas capacity, its present available h being seven icet. The Erie canal re- J to the State revenues amounting to t more than its cost, and it has been made free, and it will doubtless be i r enlarged in the near future, its e augmenting with the lapse of time s- proved success in cheapening trans- r uon. It is the nearest approach to a ru canal which we have in the coun- nuugh lar from being a ship canal. What a fchlp Canal Must Be, tana! cannot be properly designated a canal which will not accommodate at the smaller vessels that can ply profit- v upon the uatersofour great lakes essels must have not less than nine ttet draught i h propositions looking to an increase i rtli bevond ten feet there usually - on any of the old canal routes a diili- in regard to the water supplv, par- i irly for the supply of their summit v - As the commerce of the lakes has a i to vast proportions, far exceeding in ml ourcoastwise trade, both in number j a in size of vessels, the business being milAv with steamers drawing from 12 l, with capacity ranging from 1,200 - i it tons, the difficulties have vastly ln v u in tegard to water supply for canals t requikite capacity for the passage of vessels, and hence it is that the regions . modern ship canals are physically cable are restricted to a very few MPS. v l rotul studv of the rim, or dividing re- eparatingthe watersof the Mississippi J the great iakes. will disclose the fact there are but two points where the nat- i conditions are favorable for the con- uction of large canals connecting them. of tliee noiuts is at Chicago, where it is parativelv easy work to make a canal . ti ig the waters of Lake Michigan into Illinois river. Unfortunately, it is v difficult to show that the commerce ..'li it. even i! constructed, would be L'reat, though no doubt it would be - J'rom the town of Hennepin, on the is, bv a series of locks of about 250 aegregate lilt it is possible to cross from 1 1 ver named to the Mississippi at Bock in Tins is the Hennepin canal proper ' annex of the Illinois and Lake jlichi- . .aiial project. Its advocates propose a ai boat rather than a ship canal, for it o j a be not to exceed nine feet in depth, ugh quite wide and of almost unlimited j :-ss capacity. Its western connections w-u.d be the Mississippi and the Missouri r, and it is thought that steamboats id annually gather up in the northwest i take to Chicago 2,000,000 tons of agri- iuimI produce. A great extent of country tne norm and lar to the south ot the crn extremity of the canal would have i be gleaned to piodnce such a traffic cress has alreadv made the first appro- t nation for this project. The New and the Old Routes. Tt.e otber point where it is possible to ob tj ti practically an unlimited water supply r canals connecting the lakes and our in- inr rivers is the one now in the hands of Pennsylvania Ship Canal Commission, ffrfse report has been recently made i ordered to be printed by the Legis- arc, with the accompanying maps. The ..rth ol the proposed canal is only 130.4 j us, from Pittsburj to Conneaut harbor on Lke Lne. I has been proposed, heretofore, to con t ect the Ohio and Late Erie by an enlarge sr t of the Miami Canal extending from cionati to Toledo and also via the v bash river to Toledo, and surveys of t.uta rootes were authorized by act ot Con fess in ltfsO. Tne act authorized surveys ii canals ot the size of the Erie Canal of vc York, viz. 7 leet depth with double tfcs 110x18 leet Major John M. "Wilson, . cued btates Engineer in charce of the sarvevs. estimated the cost ot the "Wabash (. anal enlareement from Toledo to Lafayette 'v Ind., 216 miles, at S24.236.- jj i7 There were C4. double locks o ta total lockace of 448 feet, the summit " ng 190 feet above Lake Erie, reached by locks, leaving a descent ot 258 feet in vsiviug 31 double locks to Lalayette as iresaid But as Lafayette is jnst about o feet above the Ohio at the mouth 1 t e Wabash, and fully 250 miles iislaut, at least 25 locks ana dams would have been required to extend a permanent ff ron feet navigation to the Ohio, which uld have brought the total cost to at least S 000.000. The length of the "Wabash rrute is fuilr 490 miles longer than the Ucaver-Connejut route between the lake ami the Ohio river. It is not conceivable 'hat a ship canal on such an indirect route would prove of any but local advantage. It.e principal articles of Ohio river com merce in great demand on the lakes are c ke and coal, and this ronte leaves the river too low down to be ot mnch benefit to such commodities, and but little iron ore trade could be expected iu return. Still Another Lake Outlet Inc other route from Toledo was via the -. z Jy EidKSBB!!SsSH3i''' ' - & ir WMi'iiyS r" IvCT; Jiff M!TisN """ j? iFjz V s. J y i ? wtUwuVp.Tr,BUH f J? JlrArmt ) J V ovV fi"""'6)?'' J MMtiifitw g nguiitKul t t V? "N. y ' I- ii - I '''? " Miami river to Cincinnati lor the same sized canal with donble locks. The eleva tion of its summit above Lake Erie is 370 feet; descent from the summit to the Ohio, C12 feet; total aggregate lockage, 882 feet The estimated cost was ?28,537,173; its length is 238 miles. This is probably as large a canal as will ever be built to the lakes from Cincinnati, and experience demonstrates iu France and in New York that railroad competition cannot destroy the utility of such sized canals. Small canals have also been projected from the Ohio at Portsmouth to Lorain Harbor west of Cleveland a distance of 274 miles, and from Portsmouth one such canal, extending to Cleveland, 312 miles long, is still in existence. On the Lorain route, or cut-off, the lockage would have been abont 1,069 feet, while on the Cleve land route it is about 1,130 leet, as compared with 759.8 feet on the Beaver ronte, which route is considerably less than half that of any of those named, and it besides possesses advantages in regard to water supply pos sessed by no other save that from Chicago, while so far as prospective business is con cerned, no rival project in the country can be compared with it Of the intermediate routes connecting the Ohio river with Lake Erie reference may be made to the Muskingum river, which has been improved for navigation and recently "overhauled" by the United States Govern ment from Marietta at its mouth via Zanes yille to Dresden, 91 miles. A small class of river steamers ply upon this river to Zanesville, and at Dresden a connection is made with the Ohio canal before mentioned, extending from Portsmouth to Cleveland. There are 12 locks and dams upon the Muskingum. This route is more than 60 miles shorter than the route of the old can a. from Portsmouth, and avoids the passage of the summit separating the waters of the Sciota and Muskingum southwest of Dres den crossed by the Portsmouth canal, though it still remains 150 miles longer than the Beaver-Conneaut route, between the Ohio and Lake Erie, and with mnch more lockage. One of the Abandoned Projects. In 1846-7 a small canal was built from "Wellsville via the Little Beaver river due west to the Sandy and down that stream to a connection with the Portsmouth and Cleve land canal. It was abandoned soon after construction. The Sandy and Beiver inter mediate summit being deficient in a water supply will probably rule out this route to the lakes for all time. There remains a possible rival to the Beaver-Conneaut route which should receive your readers thoughtful attention. "We refer cow to the route from the Beaver river below New Castle via the Mahoning river and Warren Summit to Eairport harbor on Lake Erie. The report of the Pennsylvania Ship Canal Commission discusses its merits, and although the summit near Warren is about 80 leet lower than that on the adopted route the caual would be from 12 to 15 miles longer than the latter. The chief objection urged against it is the difficulty of supplying its summit level iu volume sufficient for a ship canal by means of feeders or conduits extending irom within the limits of this State, a distance of 35 to 40 miles from Conneaut lake, one of tne chief reservoirs proposed for the Beaver Conneaut route, and from which it is dis tant about 12 miles. To do this on the Warren route would effectually drain the head-waters of the Shenango, which would forbid, therefore, any branch canal from the mouth of the Mahoning up the Shenango to New Castle, Sharon, Shrpsville, etc, in which places there arc now 21 blast furnaces, numerous rolling mills, etc Whereas the Beaver-Shenango-Conncaut route leaves the waters intact lor the supply of a branch canal to Yonngstown, and which branch would undonbtedly be built The Beit Harbor Selected. Commercial reasons only of the grayest importance should weigh against the loca tion of the proposed ship canal on the best route. But when these are so manifest as they are in this instance, and particularly when the lower summit involves a compli cated system of water supply one almost certain to meet with legal difficulties, there being many precedents for action for such diversion of waters and, moreover, as its in creased length fairly balances the time saved by a reduction of lockage, the Canal Commission felt compelled to pronounce against the Warren ronte. The natural capabilities of Conneaut harbor are also considered to be superior to those offered at Eairport Thus in a cursory manner we have glanced over all the territory where con necting canals have been proposed or are at all practicable and have shown that of them all two only, viz.: the Chicago and the Beaver-Conneaut route, combine commer cial merits and feasibility in such a degree as to warrant coustruction upon ship canal proportions. As designed the canal from Pittsburg to Lake Erie will have a bottom width ot 100 feet and at the surface 152 feet, and 15 feet depth of water. It will be provided with locks having an available length of 300 feet by 45 feet in width, being of the same length but rather larger than the grand locks of the truly magnificent Welland Canal in On tario, connecting Lakes Erie and Ontario by a series of 25 locks. A study of the ap pended table of distances and canil eleva tions, derived from the report of the com missioners, will disclose Some Interesting Features regarding the proposed canal. Thm a feteam barge, carrying say 1,000 tons of coke, Jfap Shotting Canal Routes Connecting the Internal for instance, from the Monongahela river destined for New Castle, when it reaches Davis Island dam, will, with one lift of six teet, pass into the canal and not encounter another lock for 23 miles, the river gradu ally falling away In its descent alongside, while this pool or level continues unbroken to New Brighton, where the canal enters the wide Beaver river. The supply of this level, therefore, will be maintained with Beaver waters, making an acceptable con tribution to the low water flow over the shoals in the Ohio below Davis Island dam. To New Castle, 51.4 miles, there will be only eight lockages from Pittsburg, and al lowing 15 minutes' detention at each lock. which is more than would be required for so small a vessel, two hours' time would be lost Allowing four miles an hour in the canal and seven miles in the Ohio and Beaver rivers for rate of progress, and allow ing for time spent in locks, the steamer would reach New Castle in 11 hours. Larger vessels drawing the allowable maxi mum depth of 14 feet would probably re quire an hour more to New Castle. It will be observed that the summit level is 20 miles long, the water supply coming from Conneaut and Pymatuning lakes and from reservoirs to the east of the canal on heads of the Shenango, Watson's creek, Conneaut creek, etc This long summit level is one of the most characteristic features of the project, for of itself such a level is a very effective reservoir in maintaining the equilibrium of depth about the summit. It is remarkable also because it becomes also a part of the ronte on air line distance. In fact, the entire ronte varies but little from an air line from Pittsburg for even the Ohio starts off from Pittsburg as though destined lor Lake Erie in a northwest course Pittsburg-by this canal will be nearer in sailing distance to Duluth, Marquette and Chicago than is Buffalo. It will be observed on the map that via the Welland ship canal (15 feet deep) Pittsburg coal vessels can reach Toronto and other ports on Lake On tario almost as readily as they can the Northwestern cities. Table of Elevations and Canal Distances. S W 2i - 3 ST -d u P a : s : Sr-3 2- : : g.g o ?& : . ft n a Pittsburg 0.0 699.29 0 Rochester : 27.4 705.3 1 NewBrlzhton 30.4 705.3 2 Beaver Falls 32.4 715.6 3 Rock Point 40.1 73S0 4 Wampnm 42.9 755 0 6 New Castle 51.4 790.0 8 Middlesex 66 4 823.5 12 Sharon 72.1 856.5 11 Sharpsville 75.9 866 0 16 Head of Shenango na7lga'n. 79.6 876.0 17 Transfer 81.9 8760 22 Greenville 87 6 9S1.0 23 S. End of Summit 93.5 1016.0 25 N. End of Summit 118.5 1016.0 26 Conneaut Harbor 1S0.4 572.89 51 A feature of great practical importance in connection with this grand project is the fact that of the total 130.4 miles, four miles upon the Ohio and 52.2 miles upon the Beaver and Shenango has already been practically excavated by nature and that only 74.2 miles of full canal construction is re quired. At only one point is it proposed to excavate as much as 20 feet above water surface, and by far the greater portion of the excavation can be accomplished by dredging and excavating machines. B. Pittsbuko, April 21. Protect Yoor Health. Cold and moisture combined have a torporis ing effect upon the bodily organs, and tbe di gestive and secretive processes are apt to be more tardily performed in winter than in the fall. The same is true, also, ot tbe ezcretorv Junctions. Tbe bowels are often sluggish, and the pores of the skin throw oil but little waste matter at this season. Tbe system, therefore, requires opening up a Utile, and also pnrifylng and regulating, and tbe safest snrest and most tburough tonic and alterative that can be used for these purposes is Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. Persons who wish to escape the rheumatic twinges, the dyspeptic agonies the painful disturbances ot the bowels, tbe bilious attacks and tbe nervons visitations so common at this time ot the year, will do well to reinforce their systems with this renowned vegetable stomachic and invigorant It improves the ap petite, strengthens the stomach, cheers tbe spirits and renovates the whole physique. A Record Breaker. The men's suits we are selling for $7 heat anything ever offered in this country. Thine of it Eine light and dark-colored cheviot or cassimere suits, cut and made in the best of stvle, either in sack or stylish cutaways, at $7. For choice, we also include the famous black cheviot suits. All go to day for S7. Don't hesitate one moment, but come direct to us for a new suit P. C. C. C, Pittsburo Combination Clothing Company, corner Grant and Diamond streets, opp. the Court House. Matrons' Comfort Hand turn 'glove kid Congress caiterr at ?1. Hand turn glazed kid Congress gaiters at 81 25. Hand turn glazed kid lace gaiters at ?1 25. Haud turn glove kid slippers at $1. Honest and popular goods. Gire them a trial at G. D. Simeu's, 78 Ohio street, Allegheny, Pa. ALL dealers keep Iron City beer. Try it The roople's Store, Fifth Avenue. See our new India silks at 60s and 75c. The are beauties. Campbklj. Sc Dick River System . GREETED WITH CHEERS, Dr. Holland Formally Installed as Chan cellor of Western University Mayor Gonrley Administers the Oath Rev. J. Crookar White Predicts a Brilliant Future. Dr. Holland was formally installed, yes terday morning, as the successor of Chan cellor Goff, of the Western University. The ceremony was performed at 10:30, in the presence of the entire body of students and many invited guests. Three rousing cheers greeted the new Chancellor from the college boys as he entered the chapel. The singing of the hymn, "Lord, We Come Be fore Thee Now," opened the exercises. A prayer was then offered by the Kt. Eev. Courtlandt Whitehead, Bishop of the Pitts burg Diocese. Following was an address by Eev. J. Crockar White, of St Andrew's P. E. Church, Ninth street, in the course of which he said: "We count this a most important day in the history of the Western University, be cause we now put in charge one who will not be faithless to his trust, one who has been inquired about and seleoted for his attain ments, one who has had. long experience in wide and different fields of life. With the experience of his past years he combines the courage of years to come. And to all my words my brethren of the Board of Trustees say amen." The address was applauded to the echo, but a dead silence followed when Mayor H. L Gourley, of Pittsburg, who is also an ex officio member of the boaid, rose and ad ministered the oath of office. Chancellor Holland then mode a few informal remarks to the boys. He told them that the honor of the university was in the hands of the alumni and the under-graduates. He also said he felt the honor of the position more because it came from his own townsnenple. His formal address is reserved for the June commencement Profs. Carboot and Matthew Kiddle each made short addresses as representatives of the faculty. The latter gentleman alluded with pride to the fact that his father had made the opening address at the old Uni versity building on Duquesue way in 1846. Other addresses were'given by Bishop Whitehead, Mayor Gourley and Mayor Wyman, after which the ceremony was closed by singing the doxology. A TEBBD3LE BUICHEBY. The Slarderong Work of an Italian on the Family of His Wife. New Yoke, April 20. In HobokeD, at about 1:15 o'clock this morning. Anirelo Gaboltb, 35 years old, of New York, mur dered his mother-in-law, dangerously stabbed his father-in-law and was then killed by Coquito Chincella, a son of the murdered woman. A general fight followed, in which Gabolth's wife was stabbed and also her brother. Antonio Chincella, his wife and their sons Coquito and Anselmo, aged 18 and 20 years respect ively, lived in three rooms. The Chincellas' daughter and her husbaud, Angelo Gabolth, were visiting the Chincellas last night. Gabolth was a shiftless fellow of evil dispo sition. Mrs. Chincella had saved up some money, and there is no doubt that Gabolth knew about this and wanted it. Gaboltb's wife sleeping with her mother made no sign or motion, remaining perfectly quiet. The blood from her mother's wouuds ran over her, but still she did not stir. It seems, therefore, that she was well aware of what her husband was doing, and it looks as if she were a party to the plot to murder her own mother. HELD FOB BAISING BILLS. Two McKeesporters Who Made Too Much Money for Themselves. John A. Musgrave and George Smith, of McKeesport, were given a hearing before United States Commissioner Gamble yester day on the charge of raising a $1 silver cer tificate to a ?5 silver certificate. The in formation against the men was made bv United States Detective McSweeney. It ,was stated that a "raised" certificate had been given to Detective McSweeney and he traced it back to a man named Wilson, who had received it fiom Musgrave. The latter and Smith, his companion, were arrested and a search made of their rooms. In Mus grave's room were found rnbber stamps with the figures five and ten on them, and on acid for the purpose of removing the figures from the bills. Smith, if was alleged, was the associate of Musgrave in the business. Both men were held for court in the sum of $2,000 bail each. New 'Squires' Commissions Ready. The commissions for 48 of the aldermen and justices of the peace elected in February have arrived at the Recorder's office and are now ready to be issued to the new 'Squires. Cobns positively cured with Daisy Corn Cure. Atried-und always successful rem edy. Sold everywhere. 15 cents. Twenty thousand shades at a price, at Welty'n, 120 Federal street, 65, 67. C9 and 71 ParK wav. tts GETTING UP SPEED. The License Court Judges Cover a Big Stretch of Territory. HEARING TOWNSHIP APPLICANTS. A Man Who Objected to His Daughter's Cholco of a Husband. JDDGEjWHITE W0ST BE TEIPLED WITH The License Court -got a great move on yesterday. It was the first call ior the townships, and during the day 69 applicants were heard, which took the court from Bald win township up to and part way through Lower St Clair township. The country ap plicants are somewhat tedious, and their ex amination is anything but Interesting. The Court is fortified with each man's record, and a pretty close watch seems to have been kept on those who have had licenses dur ing the past year. Angnst Ahlburn was the first applicant. He comes irom Baldwin township, has a license and was O. K. Peter Bemarding has applied every year and has been jnst as religiously knocked out Peter Eisenbeis was a car painter with a defective petition. William Frayney bad a license and got throngh easily. William Holt had a de fective petition. John Gustav is a miner and was prosecuted for selling illegally. E. F. Olnhausen had a transfer license. Annie Pastorius was refused last year because a dancing hall was an objection to her place. Charles Beiche had a license and obeyed the law. Didn't Liko Her Intended. Valentine Kindfnsz was accused of turn ing his daughter out. He said it was an adopted daughter and she wanted to marry an objectionable man. Peter Schwartz and Christian Schmidtwere run through quickly. Peter Trost and Peter TrenhaVser both bad license and obeyed tbe law. Michael Varner was a fine looking old man who made a good record. Gottlieb Vorsch had a license and a good record. William Wolf and Sebastian Wagner had both been prose cuted for illegal selling but were discharged by 'Squire Oeffner. William Yonng had a license and got off easily. Chartiers township was next. Richard Cooney is a barkeeper and unmarried, which Judge White thought was an ob jection. John King is a carpenter and new to the business. Charles Kettner was a laborer and was refused last year. Samuel McCartney has been running a restaurant. William Rose was a new applicant with a new house. Thomas Seymour has a license and only trusted an occasional farmer. Henry Bchmelz was a brewer, but wants to quit that on account ot ill health. Collier township was next. Patrick Feeney and Abe Hale both had licenses and had no trouble. John Storch and Louis Weinman both were refused last hear. The After-Dinner Seance. James McGrogan, Collins township, was the first afternoon applicant. He was an old soldier, having left a leg at Malvern Hill, and beside this had a bad attack of the grip. Henry Householder, Forward town ship, had to face protests from four churches against the applicant, and against which he had a petition signed by 420 persons asking that he be licensed. A. J. Kellar was from "Hell's Half Acre," and had formerly kept a saloon there for ten years. Judge White This place got its name because of the very bad character of its houses and of its residents. J. O. Thompson, Forward township, had a little tilt with Mr. Christy, as the latter claimed that the applicant was irresponsi ble and wouldp't pay his debts. Samuel McCutcheon was the only applicant from Hampton township. He rnns the Eleven Mile House. Judge White stated that he had a petition from the best citizens in the township begging him not to grant a license up there. Mr. Christy accused the appli cant of having liquor at tbe polls recently in order to help elect him supervisor. The applicant denied this, and laid he didn't need to lurnish any liquor for votes; he was strong enough without that. Thomas Hulings, Harmar township, ad mitted to not having lived with his wife for 30 years. The applicant's petition was de fective. Joseph A. Shaul, Harrner town ship, was a heavy-weight applicant who was given rather a severe examination. Hearing II rrlson Township Applicants. Nicholas Allmyer was the first Harrison township applicant He is a driver for the Bauerlein brewery, and rented his place to a club where beer was furnished. He also delivered beer to places not licensed. Jos eph Bude, of Township road, was sued dur ing tbe year lc- selling on Sunday, but said it was spite wo.k, as he didn't sell any. Stephen Conwell and Henry Smith, cor ner ot Cherry and Breckenndge avenues, were refused for the past two years. Judge White A little game of poker has been going on in this house. Mr. Smith No, sir; there has not been a card played in the house. Judge White What's been going on there? Mr. Smith A cigar store and restaurant. Judge White Oh, a restaurant, ehl Now, what kind of a restaurant? Mr. Smith I don't know how manv meals we serve. Judge winte Ana vet you swear that s a restaurant? Mr. Christy Do yon know a man named Keesey? Mr. Conwell Yes, sir. He was next door; we rent to him. Mr. Christy And he runs a poker room? Mr. Conwell Yes; I believe he does. Judge White grew very angry at this and claimed that the applicants tried to deceive the Court. Moses Dean, North Canal street, has had a license and claimed to have obeyed the law. Mr. Christy went after the npplicant about a man named James Graham, who dropped dead in front of his saloon, and for which there is a suit for damages pending against the applicant. Mr. Dean denied selling any liquor to the man. A Widow - ith Perseverance. Minnie Grau, Chestnut street, is a widow and owns the property she applies for. She has been refuted a license three times, and has been making a living out ol selling soft drinks. Michael Hammer, North Canal street, has had a license during the year, and thought he obeyed the law. John W. Hyer, Vine street, runs the Central Hotel, for which he wants a renewal of tbe license held this year. George Hagele, North Canal street, also had a license and obeyed the law, not doing any trusting. Rone Hengi, West Locust street, was another man with a license, and did no trusting. Albert C. Keppler, North Canal street, is a grocer, and was given quite a lengthy ex amination. Gottlieb ICunnert, corner of Garfield street and Center alley, has been refused lor three years, and thinks he should be granted this year because he has improved his house by the addition of six new rooms. Isaac H. Kuhn, Avenue street, has also been refused lor two years. The applicant's petition was defective, and the Court would uot hear him. Casper Schrade, corner of Mile lane nnd Sherman street, is a driver lor the Iron City Brewing Company, and has a conditional lease on the house lie applies for. George Snyder, BreckcnrMge avenue, keeps a restaurant. Judge White I guess your restaurant is something like, it is spelled retarunt. That's a new word on me. There was some card claying in your house? Mr. Snyder Yes, sir, and when I found it out I stopped it. Too Much Competition. John H. Thomas, corner of Breckenridge avenue nnd Cherry street, has had a whole sale license for two years and wants to go into the retail . because be thinks there are too mauv wholesalers in the township. His receipts last year amounted to $7,000. Some beer was drank on the premises, the cus tomers taking it oat into the back yard. The applicant also admitted to haying been prosecuted for weighing beer and selling two pounds for a quart Jndge White That's unusual. I never heard of weighing beer. Mr. Thomas Weil, I had no way of tell ing a quart and adopted the plan o'f weigh ing it, thinking I was not breaking the law. Frank Wolff, Jr., corner of Vine and Maple streets, has been on the black list for three years. John H. "Wilson, North Canal street, has had a wholesale license for the past year, and said he wouldn't have such a license again if it was made a present to him. The reason of this was that a man was continually in hot water, not knowing whether he was complying with the law or not. The applicant did not bottle any beer, but did sell in buckets. William Hartzwas first of the three ap plicants from Indiana township, and was ac cused of drinking too much, bat denied this and stated that his place was run in accord ance with tbe law. The applicant's attor ney wanted to call some character witnesses, but the Court wouldn't allow this. Will iam B. King, Kittanniug road, also has a license and accommodates about ten persons daily with meals, Frank Sbopene, Three Degree road, has been refused twice. The only applicant from Jefferson town ship was Richard Owens, whose application was withdrawn, as the district was pro hibitory. Applicants From X.orrcr St Clair. Michael Augustine, 49 Brownsville road, led tbe list from Lower St. Clair township. His house contains 14 rooms and he has 14 of a family. He also has a pool table and a restaurant with a soft drink attachment William Balnier, Becks Bun road, had a li cense, did not sell to minors, on Sunday or election day. Peter Burr, Arlington ave nue, is a new applicant under the Brooks law. W. J. Brennen, Esq., asked permission of the Court to have the application of James S. Scott, of the Fifth ward, Pittsburg, heard. Mr. Scott has been seriously ill, and this morning had to be assisted to the front of the bench. Judge White said the Court had made a ruling on these questions, and while it may be a case of misfortune, Mr. Scott's case would have to go over till nextyear. Judge Magee said: "If the applicant was licensed now the ruling might be different" Court here adjourned for the day. CALLED IN THE C0TJBT To Settle a little Difference Between Bor ongn and Township. A bill in eqnity was filed yesterday by the borongh ot Esplin against the township of Chartiers. The borough was incorporated March 3, 1891, and was formerly the Third election district of Chartiers township. The suit is brought to compel the township to discover and account for all unpaid taxes, indebtedness and moneys owing the town ship on March 3, and all unappropriated moneys on hand and belonging to it, and for all indebtedness owing by tbe township and to whom on that date. It is then desired that the court ascertain the proportionate share of the borough in the assets and liabilities of the township, and settle the respective rights and duties ol each in the matter. To-Day's Audit JLUt Estate or Accountant. Mary Mueller W. A. Holman. James McAdams James Donaldson. Annie E. Kerr T. J.McKalip. Wm. L. Shlreman Qeorce F. Ewens. John T. Mullen D. McKelvey. Magdalena 31. Scbaub.. Louis E. Relneman. John, Ii. Dolde Lizzie Dolde. Richard Morrow T. if. Morrow et at nva Mertz John MPrtz. Sarah Blaze Joseph Blaze. K. Mcintosh Fredericka Mcintosh. James Campbell J. C. Stack etat J. H. Dooble Peter Dooule. Catharine Krill Adam Krill et at Mary E. Wright R. W. Wright Margaret Walsh T. J. Walsh. To-Day's Trial Lists. Common Pleas Court No. 1 Wilson vs Evans et al: tl cGraw vs Kobinson; Gallagher vs Black; Bossund vs Hubbard et al; Stein brunner vs PittBburg and Western Railway Company; Wilcox vs Witherow; Mullen vs Heber; Thompson vs Gullck & Co.; Caron vs saroe;Willey vsSpenceretal; Wbalenvs Duffy et al; Mott vs Barnes, receiver; Hyams vs. Woog. Common Pleas Court No. 2 McMinn vs Pitts burg. McKeesport and "i ongblocheny Railroad Company; Marlow vs Martin; National Artistic flair Works vs Benedictine Sisters; Kutz vs Kramer, administrator. Ifotes from the Coartd. A verdict for the defendant was given yes terday in tbe case of Samuel Musgrave against Descalzi Bros., an action for rent Joseph Eichbaum & Co. yesterday entered suit against Holmes Arnold, the former pro prietors of tbe Monongahela House, lor $J79for stationery and printing. THE executions Issued yesterday were: J. T. Johnson & Co. vs F. Taylor & Brother, $735; Chambers & Coale, for use of tbe Pittsburg Bank of Commerce, vs F. Tavlor & Brother. SC61 J3. The suit of Paul Malgart against the Phila delphia Company, an action for damages for injuries caused by an explosion of gas on Thirtr-elghth street ls'on trial before Judge Ewlng. Intervening libels for supplies furnished and work performed were filed in the United States Court yesterday against the barge City ot Pittshurg, bv tbe steamer Delta, Lindsay & Co. and Polk, Habetman & Co. in tne united states Court yesterday an or der was made directing an attachment to be issued for A. F. Baum for falling to appear at a bearing before Register Smith, in proceedings in the mtter of Baum's bankruptcy. An order was made in the United States Conrt yesterday, postponing tbe case o! S. T. Perley and J. P. Blake, of lirie. charged with presenting a false claim to a United States officer, until tbe October term of court In tbe suit of John Mulvancy against tbe Pennsylvania Incline Compaii, an action for damages for injuries received by falling into a pit at the tatmn ol the defendant company, a verdict was given, ycsterda, for Jo"5 lor the plaintiff. THE suit of Mrs. Catharine M. Ncel against her husband, Jordon S. Neel, is on trial before Judge Magle. The caso is an action for divorce from bed and board. Infidelity is the charge made. The couple are both over 00 years of ago aud have been married over 40 years. They have children crown up and married. FILLING THE CHANNEL. Suit Acainst the Exposition Society for Infringing Upon the "Wharf Uncle Sam llrlngi Action An Injunction Upon Chief Blselow Asked l'or. United States District Attorney Lynn yes terday lilcil a bill in equity in the United States Circuit Court, in behalt of the Gov ernment, against the Western Pennsylvania Exposition Society. The suit Is to restrain the society from iinringing on the wharf It is stated that in 1S89 the defendant erected buildings on the bank of the Allegheny river and filled in the bank from Third street to 50 feet north of the Union bridge and from 200 to 50 feet in width. The effect of the filling is to divert the channel, lessen its depth and drive vessels further out in the river. The court is akcil tn deciee the lillinc a public nuisance, restrain them from d oing any more filling aud com pel them tn remove what has been made. A bill was also filed against the city of Pittsburg and E. M. Bigelnw to prevent further filling on the wharf from Third street to above Fourth street. The Court fixed April 21 for a hearing in (he cases. The mauugers of the Exposition were seen, but declined to talk beyond saying1 that they had already announced their posi tion in the matter, aud that their side ol the case would be set forth at length in their answer tn the suit. Chief Bigeiow wji not at his office yester day afternoon, and therefore could not be interviewed. A Big Backet! Competitors are making a big racket oyer the $3 calf shoe they are selling. Call and examine my $2 calf shoe for men's wear and save your dollar at G. D. Simen's, 78 Ohio street. Allegheny. Pa. PLACED IN THE PARI. Continued from Ninth page. Reference. 145,000 S 460,009 Auditorium 163,000 Art galleries..... 165.000 Museum : 165,000 Rooms for science and art...... 40,000 H.000,900 Ii shonld be specified that the mention of these snms is not made as indicating or rec ommending even an approximate appropri ation lor those specific purposes. The only pertinence of the statement is the showing that by the combination of tbe plan as pro posed, much more is attained than if these sums were divided among separate build ings. The prolonged discussion of the consider ations leading up to the final recommenda tion of the committee may require a plea in extenuation of the importance of the de cision, and of a full understanding of the grounds for it.botb by the board and public For the reasons which have been reviewed at such length, the committee respectfully recommends tbe location of the reference library, auditorium, art galleries and mu seum on the entrance of Schenley Park at an estimated total oi $700,000. THE REPORT APPROVED. Premium! Offered Architects for the Best Designs The Main Building to Get 8700,000 and Be Located at Schenley Park 8300,000 for District Libraries. The Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Library met yesterday afternoon in the office of Carnegie Bros. & Co. and heard the report of the Building Committee. After hearing it read Mr. Pitcairn made LAIRD IAS WO CANVASSERS, PEDDLERS OR BRANCH STORES Other than Nos. 433 and 515 Wood street and 406, 408, 410 Market street, Pittsburg. Caution ! Beware! $500 Reward! I will pay the above reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of any person representing themselves as such for the sale of either fire-damaged or perfect goods. All such representations are frauds, and will be dealt with ac cording to law. W. M. LAIRD. Capt Snyder, Asst Supt, Coats, LAIRD'S FIRE SALE AT 433 WOOD STREET STORE. THOUSANDS OF PAIRS YET TO SELL AT ABOUT HALF PBIOE. The fire insurance companies left entire stock with us to sell at retail, and you can get these bargains ONLY AT. LAIRD'S SHOE STORES. SPECIAL HALF-PRICE SALE At 4UC, 4'J8, 410 Market Street, Laird's Mammoth Store. Over 2,000 pairs more this week at HALF PRICE. We carry a stock of OVER $150,000 WORTH. Each week we have many lots to close, and to move them quickly we have decided to sell them off at about have price, or even less. Any reasonable price is acceptable, and almost any one can find two or three pairs to suit them, as they em brace Men's Shoes, Ladies' Shoes, Boys' Shoes, Girls' Shoes, Slippers and Oxfords of every description. Thousands sell- ing daily at GREAT BARGAIN PRICES. gpOver 100 employes at your service. Polite and capable attention. Ample seating capacity. Perfect satis faction assured. w M. i&jtjMnbLomia: ssoje stoees, 406.408,410 I Bargains (433 WOOD ST. MARKET STREET j Both Stores FIRE SALE. Wholesale House, 515 Wood Street apl9-Myysn WILL f4H&3SS and BUILD UP THE WHOLE SYSTEM TO PERFECT nEALTH. .SSEHooflancTs Podophyllin Pills a motion tnat the report be approved; thai, the sum of $300,000 be set aside for the fntare erection of district libraries, and that the reference library, auditorium, art gal lery and museum be located at the entrance of Schenley Park in a connected croup of buildings at a cost not to exceed S700.000. This was carried. Tbe Bnilding Committee was authorized to proceed at once to obtain detailed de signs, plans and specifications. The corn, mittee was further authorized to nse a sum not exceeding $15,000 in premiums for a number of the best designs. This was done in order to secure competition from archi tects, the experience with the Allegheny building being that the expense of getting up complete plans wis so great that many architects were afraid to make an offer. By giving premiums tbe committee hopei to get a larger number of plans to chcose Irom, as most ot the architects will get some remuneration for their work. "Brown's iiRONCUiAL Teociies" arc widely known as an admirable remedy for bronchitis hoarseness, coughs and throat troubles. Sold only In boxes. All dealers keep Iron City beer. Try it. FOR DYSPEPSIA Distress after Eating; 8tomach Catarrh, Head ache, Heartburn, and all forms of Indigestion. Prepared from the fruit of the Papaya Melon Tree found lathe tropica. Druggists sell them- -83-TT3 TAPOID TABLETS-FOR DYSPEPSIA. SOLD BY JOS. FLEMING & SON, 412 Market street mblB-82-TTau Pittsburg. Chief Evans, Capt. Dan Silvia, Asst. Supt. Steel, Capt. Hannigan. LAIED, BLOOD CLKAR THE COMPLEXION, BRIGHTEN THE EYES, SWEETEN THE BREATH, TONE THE STOMACH, REGULATE THE LITER AND BOWELSi POBIFYii t jI-$0-iuia 'Hll '