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the Standard is destroyed maliciously or ac
cidentally, the producers wno have oil In
the Standard pipe lines most share the
loss equally. This is known as the
jreneral averaging of the loss. There
can be no general average at our expense
even If all the Ohio oil in the Standard
Company's tanks is destroyed by the
secret 'organization.
Bossla and -France the Only Aircrestlvs
Nations in Europe Tbe Cxar Hain't the
Money and the French Can't Fleht
Alone A Hungarian Opinion.
A. Yankovich, of Buda-Pestb.a Hungarian
lawyer, registered at the Monongahela
House laBt evening. He said he had been
in America since last November, and came
hereto study social and scientific questions.
He spent considerable time in
Boston.NewYorkand "Washington. Hesaid
he listened with interest to the silver dis
cussion in the House, and he was glad to
see the bill postponed lor a time. He thinks
free silver is a great mistake, and would
bring ruin on a couutry that adopts it as a
standard on an equality with gold. Mr.
Yankovich praised the Yankees very
highly. He finds that the average of in
telligence is much higher in this country
than in Europe. He says they have schools
over there and compulsory education laws,
but he thinks the difference in intelligence
is due to the system. The American schools
are well organized.
Jlr. Yankovich was surprised that so
man v of his countrymen came to the United
States. He explained that they are the
lower and poorer classes from the Northern
counties, and thev have been allured to
emigrate by steamship agents who
painted beautiful pictures about the land of
plenty on the other side ot the ocean. A
law was passed suppressing these agents,
and now only men authorized by the Gov
ernment are "permitted to act as steamship
drummers. Hungary, he added, is being
developed. The industries are dependent
on agriculture. Large quantities of flour,
sugar and alcohol are made around Buda
rcsth. Concerning the prospect of war in
Europe, he said:
The only dlstnrhers of tho peace of the
Old World are Ruoliv mid France, They
have adopted asxresMve polloles. The
lormnr wants tho Balkan peninsula and
tho French are anxious to recover Alsace
ana Lorraine. Xo other country in Europe
tlcbires an increase In territory. They all
have enough to do to tube care of what they
liuve. Russia nas been massing troops on
tlio western frontier for the lat 13 years.
uutthi doesn't mein anything as long as
the tile alliance exists. The Czar in
tended to attack Austria when Bismarck
published the alliance treaty and scared
him off. Russia hasn't tbe money to
fijjlit, and France can't give battle
alone. The Russians are not a homogeneous
people. Those who live in tho East hate
their brethren in the West, and in the South
arc the Tartars who haven't any love for
either section. Russia's great problem is to
nuite its people, and a lew more families
like the present one will surely bring them
together. The time is coming when the
Government will bo a Parlimnontary one,
and then it will be impossible to declare
Mar without tho consent of the legislative
body. This is what UWmarck hat alwnys
pieilictcd. Theie is no immediate prospect
of bloodshed in Euiope. .
Beginning; to Boom In Allegheny Conser
vatories Under the Fostering Care of
Superintendent Hamilton Preparing
lorStnnmnr IVork in the I'arks.
With the arrival of spring comes the
lousing of people who have been shut up in
the house all winter for tbe invigorating air
afforded by the parks, and their eyes turn
toward the beautiful pleasure grounds at
Allegheny. Already the Allegheny Park
is beginning to attire itself in spring
clothes. The grass is sprouting and there is
a perceptible sign of buds on the trees,
while baby carriages have maile their ap
pearance as well as the tramp, who seeks
the rest tor his weary body afforded by the
scats that line the walks.
The Mecca of all who visit the Park is
the Conservatory, and the most attractive
part of it at present is the house wherein
the narcissus, primrose, hyacinth. Easter
lily, camellia, amaryllia and orchid are in
full bloom. In all there are 2,500 plants in
t!ie several hothouses. The clippings of
plants that were placed in sand last tall to
pievent them from "calousinc" are being
transplanted in small pots and taken ironi
the propagating room and placed in a house
set abide for that purpose. The water lilies,
which are kept drv and do not grow during
the winter, are being transplanted in boxes
and placed in water, where they will early
begin to bloom. Perhaps the most inter
esting plants are the India rubber, coffee
tree from Arabia, Victoria Itegia from
Brazil and the nyniphia, all of which are in
the aquatic house. Probably the house
that contains the most curious specimens is
tli one where parasitic plants from various
countries grow on rocks, pieces of wood,
etc Some of these plants resemble bugs
more than anything else.
Superintendent Hamilton is keeping the
men busy both in the Conservatory and on
the grounds. Throughout the Park beds
will be made, where various flowers will be
transplanted about April 20. Last Sunday
over -,000 people visited the Conservatory.
By Easter Sunday azlia, a very rare plant,
will be in bloom.'
A Well-Known Sharpsbarger Injured.
L S. Corey, a highly respected resident
of Sharpsburg and a lumber dealer doing
business in this city, was struck by a freight
train on the Pennsylvania llailroad at Tor
rens station earlv yesterday morning and
both legs severed at the knees. He was
taken to the Mercy Hospital. His recovery
is very doubtlul on account of his years.
His health has been poorly since the "death
of his wife, a fev weeks ago. Jlr. Corey's
only relative in this part ot the country i's a
grown daughter, who is now by his bedside.
Badly Irjnred in a Brick l'anl.
Two Italians were brought to the West
Pcnn Hospital last night snffering from in
juries sustatined in the brick yards at
AVhittmer station, on the Pittsburg and
"Western road. One of the men gave his
name as James Bruci. His arm was broken
and he was badly crushed about the body.
The other man was unconscious, and his
name could not be learned. His skull was
fractured and he was crushed about the
shoulders. He will hardly recover.
Fixed Water Rates Tor Manufacturers.
The Committee on Public "Works, of
Allegheny, held their final meeting last
night. The bill of Samuel Hastings for
58,302 13 tor extra work on the Howard
street pumpinc station, was ordered paid.
The contract ior srradine Division street
was awarded to James McAfee for 55 cents 1
per yard. Hie committee fixed the rate of
water per annum to manufacturers in their
boilers at 75 cents per horse-power for 12
hours daily.
Burins Machinery for a Tin Mine.
J. A. McCormick, President, and Silas
Adsit, Superintendent of the Pittsburg and
Mexican Tin Mining Company, went East
last evening to buy additional machinery
for their tin mines in Mexico. Mr. McCor
mick said they would soon be in shape to
turn out tin. He says there is a good
market lor their product in America. The
consumption is 16,000 tons per year, and all
of it is imported.
A Healthy Spring Expected.
The death rate is rapidly decreasing in
Pittsburg as it increased about this time
last year. The Board of Health predicts a
very healthy spring. The city is almost
fiee Irom grip, diphtheria, spinal menin
gitis and other diseases that ravaged the
town during the winter or 1891. The death
rate in Allegheny, however, was greatly in
creased last week. The number of deaths
was CO, due mainly to diseases of the respira
tory organs.
Some "Visible Effects of Play
ing a Valuation Game
With -a Sky Limit
Men Deserting Downtown Wards on
Both Sides of the River.
illentown and the Southside Hills Reap
ing the Benefits,
This year's annual flitting will be the
greatest ever known in the two cities. By
the end of April 5,000 families will have
picked up their family goods and numerous
children and placed them beside new hearth
stones. High taxes and increased rents are
the main causes, and the drift is all toward
the outskirts in both cities. East End,
Brushton and "Wilkinsburghave the call, as
they catch nearly two-thirds of the movers.'
Allcntown and the Southside hills, as well
as the suburbs of Allegheny, come in tor
their share.
Real estate men and draymen say there is
a regular exodus to the country. Many of
the downtown wards are being deserted and
given up to foreigners, and there are many
people leaving tbe flooded districts of Alle
gheny. A peculiar feature is that nearly all
the people who have gone to the East End
have bought houses of their own. This same
feature is true of the new towns that have
beenstablished near the city. Daring the
winter over 300 families have moved there
from Pittsburg and Allegheny, and 70 more
will go on April 1. Nearly all give as a
reason the high taxes and rents in the old
cities, and many are buying rnral property.
Fifty-five new houses have been started at
Kensington within the past 42 days, and
houses are being rented there as soon as the
cellars are started. It is the same in nearly
all the suburbs.
Cannot Find Enough Wagon.
Transfer men say they never were so
pushed as they are this year, though there
are more in the business now than ever be
fore. One of the prominent transfer men
yesterday estimated that there were over
200 regular moving vanB in use in the two
cities besides about 300 or 400 other vehicles
pressed into the service at present. On
Friday they will all commence work at day
light and it is expected at least 1,500
families will be moved that day.
Mr. Shanahan, of the Shanahan Trans
fer Company, said yesterday: "The business
this year is the busiest we have ever had.
Though there are four times the number of
people in the moving business that there
was five years ago and ten times as many
wagons, people can hardly be accommo
dated. "We have been so crowded that we
have had to refuse all people for the last
two weeks and will not receive any more
orders before Saturday. "We have 25 two
horse moving vans and ten one-horse ones.
During this month we have had 600 mov
ings and next month we will probably have
a thousand.
The Tide Banning to East End.
"Over half of them have gone to the sub
urbs. Many go to the outskirts of Alle
gheny and up in Allentown and Duquesne
Heights. East End caught a great number,
but most of the people we have hauled
there have been people in good circum
stances who have bought property. Nine
tenths of those who have gone beyond tbe
city line were people who make from 550 to
?60 a month. Theyare all leaving on account
of high taxes and rents. Most of the people
we have moved have been from the down
town portion of the city. There has been
a great thinnins out along the hill and all
down along Fifth avenue. The great desire
seems to be to cret beyond the city limits.
The East End streets are so bad though that
in many cases we have to put six horses in
a wagon." t
ine Allegheny xranster company is
about the next largest moving company. It
has ten two-horse and two one-horse wagons
at work on moving. A member of the com
pany said yesterday they were hauling 25
Sittings a day, and were rushed with orders.
This mouth they will move 500 families, and
expect to move more during the coming one.
They say most of their business comes from
Allegheny, and fully one-third of their
movings have gone to Brushton and "Wilkins
burg. Most of the people tell them they
are leaving on account of big rents, and are
purchasing the houses theyare moving into.
Beal estate men in general take the same
view of the exodus and say East End and
the upper end of W vlie, Herron and Cen
ter avenues are catching the greater part of
the people. Most of the brokers in property
attribute the move to high taxes, and others
simply to increased rapid transit facilities.
A representative of Baxter, Thompson &
Company, the well-known Fourth avenue
real estate firm, speaking of the matter
yesterday said:
Foreigners Capture the HIM Wards.
"The move to the East End this year is
unprecedented. East End has the call, and
houses at the upper end of "Wylie avenue
are in demand. Many people are buying
property and many people are leaving
Allegheny for the East End. Though
there is grumbling at the high taxes,
there seems to be a general desire
to get out and find breathing room. The
downtown wards are left more now to for
eigners. The Fifth ward is being left to
the Italians while the Seventh and Eighth
wards are falling to the Hebrews almost ex
clusively and the negroes are crowding the
Eleventh ward. People are trying to get
away and many are even deserting the
Sixth ward. "We also find many Allegheny
people going to the East End."
"When Black & Baird were asKed about
the matter their representative at ouce
said: "Everything is toward the East End.
People are going there from all parts of the
two cities, and Allegheny is being given
the cold shoulder. I don't know why this
is unless people want more breathing space.
and are accepting the accommodation of
rapid transit. "Why, in Allegheny we still
have on our list 31 big houses that rent
from 5400 to 51,500 per year. They ought to
have been rented long ago and always
were beiore, but they do not seem to be in
demand. .Nearly half the people moving
this year are going to the East End or to
the suburbs beyond, and at least one-half of
them have bought houses of their own.
Every house, except very expensives ones,
from Oakland out has been rented, and we
could rent more if we had them."
The transfer men also explained that
there will be a large number ot movings on
Saturday and Monday because plenty of
people are still superstitious about Fridav
and tear they will have bad luck if they
Blurt on mat uay.
Authority Confined to the Schoolroo
Superintendent John Morrow, of Alle
gheny, bays teachers have no authority over
their scholars after they leave the school
He said this when asked for his opinion
about boys selling Sunday papers. Jj,
Good Cooking K
Is one of tbe chief blessings of every hom
To always insure good custards, pudding!
sauces, etc., use Gail Borden "Eagle" Bind
Condensed Milk. Directions on the lsfc.i
coio. dv your erocer ana armrtrist. h
Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth
of Jan Amos Komensky Observance ot
the Hay by Many of Hit Rao In This
Yesterday was the 300th anniversary of the
birth of the great Bohemian educational re
former Jan Amos Komensky. The local
Bohemians did not forget the great bene
factor of their race, although the event was
not as prominently observed as it was in
some other cities where there are more of
their countrymen than are in Pittsburg.
In Chicago 150 Bohemian societies paid
tribute to the memory of the great reformer
in Music Hall. The day was likewise
observed in Milwaukee, Racine, Cedar
Bapids, St, Louis, Baltimore, New York
and other places.
Jan Amos Komensky (Comenlns), the
son of a miller, who belonged to the
Maranian Brethren, was born on March 28,
1592, in the village ofXlvince, nearTJhersky
Brod. He lost his parents while a child,
and at an early age began the study of the
Latin language at Hebron and Heidelberg,
Shortly afterward he published his first
book at Prague. On his return to Marania
he was appointed to the Brethren's school
at Prerov, but being shortly afterward
called to the service of the church, at the
age of 24 these scbolastio cares were laid
aside. His first pastoral charge was at
Fuluek. After the battle f "White
I Mountain, near Praguerhe lost everything
he possessed at the hands of the Spaniards.
In 1627 he with other Protestants was ban
ished and fonnd refuge in the family of a
Bohemian nobleman at Sloupna. Here he
continued his studies. In 1628, however,
the persecution waxed so fierce that, with
most of his brcthien, he had to flee his
country never to return. He roamed about
from place to place and finally died in
Amsterdam in 1671, at the advanced age of
80 and was buried at Kaarden. Komensky
was very industrious. He wrote 42 great
works, of which 31 are written in the Bohe
mian language, which evinces his anxiety
for and the interest he took in the cause of
education of his people. He did more to
advance his mother language than any
other person who has ever lived.
He Is Placed Under Ground Before the
Coroner Viewed the Remains.
The funeral of Anthony Stuffel, one of
I the victims of the converting mill disaster,
occurred, yesterday at 10 A. M. Services
were held over the remains in St. Mary
Magdalen's Church, Bev. Father J. J.
Bullion officiating. Divisions Xos. 6 and
11, A. O. H. of Homestead and delegations
of the same order from Pittsburg, McKees
port, Braddock and Duauesne, and numer
ous fiiends in carnages, comprised tbe
funeral cortege.
The three most severely burned of the
other victims are Albert Willinms,foreman;
Arthur McGurk and John Shields. Their
lives still hang in the balance. "
Coroner, MoDowell was not notified of
the man's death until yesterday morning,
when a relative of Stuffel called on the
Coroner. It was agreed he should go to
Homestead on the 1 o'clock train, but in
the meantime the man was buried. The
Superintendent of the Homestead mill
apologized to the Coroner. Soon after the
Coroner learned that 'Squire Oefiner, who
frequently holds inquests at Homestead,
had impaneled a jury and viewed the re
mains. Mr. Oeffner will hold the inquest
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. The
Coroner, however, will work np the evi
The West End Street Car tine Soon to Be
Operated by Electricity.
Many times has there been talk of chang
ing the "West End car line to an electric
road, but as many times it has turned out to
be untrue. Yesterday a Dispatch re
porter saw General Manager Burns of the
Second avenue line and an official of the
"West End Toad. Mr. Burns said:
It is true that we are at last going to
change the West End road to an electric
road. This week the company is receiving
bids for tbe work and by next week all the
contracts will be let. The work will be com
menced at once and pushed just as rapidly
as possible. Inside ot three months we will
be run electric roads.
It is our Intention to run the line on down
to Shalervllle and Cliartiers. The old part
of tbe road will be reconstructed first.
We will not have any trouble getting the
consent of the Point Bridge Company to
running electric cars over the bridge. We
first anticipated this.
Mr. Burns also said that the extension of
the Secondavenue line to Homestead was
still being held back by the Homestead
Councils. The company wants the absolute
rieht to a certain street, but Councils
thinks it should not be bound down to that.
Massachusetts Officials Say It Is the Finest
Prison They Have Seen.
Three Massachusetts prison officials in
spected the Biverside penitentiary yester
day. They were Commissioner Frank W.
Jones, of Lynn; J. F. Scott, Superintendent
of the Young Men's Reformatory at Con
cord, and "Warden H. B. Lovering, of the
Boston prison. They stopped at the An
derson. It is the intention to improve sev
eral of the penitentiaries in the State, and
they came to Pittsburg to get pointers.
They spent Sunday with "Warden Wright,
and made a careful inspection of Biverside.
Before leaving Mr. Jones said it is the
finest prison he had ever seen. He liked
the arrangement of the cells, and he added
that the institution was well kept.
The party left for Huntingdon in the
afternoon to look over the Betormatory at
that place.
Short Summer Seulon Contemplated.
The various ministerial associations held
their regular weekly meetings yesterday.
A number of papers were read. The Pitts
burg Synod of the United Presbyterian
Church are contemplating a short summer
session at Conneaut Lake, modeled some
what after the Chautauqua plan. The idea
is to have the meeting of Synod there and
have classes instructed in various subjects.
Bev. E. F. McGill, pastor of the Sixth V.
P. Church, Allegheny; Bev. Dr. B. A.
Brown, of New Castle; Bev. J. C. Scouller,
Greenville; J. J. Porter, Pittsburg, and
others constitute a committee to consider
the question. The time for the meeting
has not been settled, but whenever it occurs
it will likely continue ten days.
Scblesel Couldn't Stand Punishment.
August Schiesel, a young German, ap
plied at police headquarters last evening
for a job as detective. One of the officers
pretended to write out a commission, and
'then Detective Messner made some slight
ing re mark and passed out. Later, armed
with his supposed commission, Schiesel
found Messner in lront of City Hall and
tried to arrest him. Messner bumped his
head a few times against the tile floor,
when Schiesel ran away and didn't come
Grievous Eflects of a Bank Failure.
Gideon E Meigs, Mayor of Painesville,
was in the city last evening bound for Cape
Fear river where he intends to spend sev
eral weeks. He says the failure of the
Painesville Bank falls heavily on a number
of widows and poor people who had depos
ited their savings in the broken institution.
The bank had the remnants of numerous
estates, and the failure has left the heirs in
the lurch.
Hill People Irt Without Water.
A break in the six-inch water main in
Allegheny yesterday left the Observatory
Hill portion of that city without water for
some time. Two fire engines were pressed
into service, and they managed to keep, the
large tank full of water, thus giving a
apply to bill resident.
In HiB Case Against the Allegheny
Election Board Officers.
Councilman Rudolph Maj Sue the Senator
for 10,000 Damages.
The well-known case of ex-Senator Butan,
charging James Bouth, Martin Oliver and
Charles Finney, members of the Primary
Election Board of the Third district of the
Fifth ward, Allegheny, with fraud in the
election of delegates to the Second Legis
lative Convention, came up before Alder
man Schellman, of Manchester, last night
The hearing, or rather the farce, lasted for
a couple of hours, and was finally disposed
of by the Alderman dismissing the case.
Attorney L 27. Patterson appeared for
the prosecution and Attorney D. F. Patter
son for the defense. Bouth and Finney
were present and Attorney "White said he
represented Oliver, though Oliver had
never been arrested.
The hearing all through was boiling over
with amusing incidents. At any time it
was hard to tell who was the Alder
man, or who were tbe attorneys.
Councilinen Lowe and Budolph, two
opposers of Butan, were present, and
they never missed a chance to get in a
stroke for the defense. The room was filled
with boys and men who seemed to lean to
ward the accused and from allcomers of the
room would eome opinions on certain ques
tions brought up.
Tryins to Persuade the Judge.
At one point in the case one of these hust
lers jumped up and told the'Squirethat there
was nothing left for him to do but dismiss
the defendants. The Alderman seemed to
turn his thoughts a little in that direc
tion and the crowd saw it. Soon after
there commenced a rather system
atic scheme to carry the idea into effect. A
little after this it was found necessary to ad
journ for several minutes while a derelict
witness was hunted up. The anti-Buian
contingent took advantage of the lull in the
tribunal's business, and several of the more
fluent talkers gathered around the Court.
Earnestly they talked to him, and evidently
their talk had effect, for soon after the
hearing resumed the Magistrate dismissed
the defendants.
The case opened with Mr. L N. Patterson
calling Select Councilman Lowe to tbe
stand. Mr. Lowe at first refused to testify
unless he was guaranteed his witness fees.
I. N". Patterson "Well, I'll ask the Alder
man to swear you and if you don t answer,
I'll have you indicted for contempt
Mr. Lowe Well, I don't propose to come
here for nothing. I don't care for the 56
cents, but I mean to have it Go ahead,
but I give you notice now, I want my fees.
Producing the Credentials.
Mr. Lowe was then sworn and at the re
quest of Mr. Patterson produced the creden
tial of John Dittmore as delegate from the
district in question to the Second Legislar
tive District Convention. It was signed by
Bouth, Oliver and Finney, and transferred
bv Dittmore to Councilraau Budolph. It
was written by the same hand that signed
the name Bouth to it
D. F. Patterson said, with a smile, "That's
the one vou proposed to show Mr. Budolph
filled out"
John Dittmore was called next and in re
sponse to questions said he saw Bouth tak
ing tickets at the window. He took the
tickets of both Democrats and Bepublicans.
There was an agreement between the wit
ness and James Neely, his opponent, to
allow everyone to vote. The witness did
not tell Bouth to take the votes of Demo
crats or tell him of the agreement
Mr. Patterson wanted the names of some
of the Democrats who had voted. Mr. Ditt
more at first thought he shouldn't tell, and
then stated bis inability to tell a Democrat
from a Republican. He finally said he
would rather some names were gotten from
the other delegates first
Mr. Patterson insisted.
Mr. Dittmore Well, I won't give the
names of Democrats who voted at Repub
lican primaries to have them put in the
Mr. Patterson Don't you know more
Democratic votes were cast at this primary
than at any other.
Mr. Dittmore No, sir; I saw more cast
for yon when you run for school director.
Saw No Democratic Workers.
Mr. Patterson Didn't yon see men vote
there who arc known as Democratic workers
and members ot Democratic club?
Mr. Dittmore I saw no Democratic
workers there.
A long quibble as to what constituted a
Democrat ended in the witness retiring
without having given much satisfaction.
Mr. Patterson then asked for an attach
ment for James Keely, Dittmore's oppo
nent, who had been subpecnaed and refused
to come. George Cramer, Edward Car
penter and William West had not been sub
poenaed, and Mr. Patterson asked for a con
tinuance until he could get his witnesses.
Mr. Bouth, one of the defendants, here
said: "I don't propose to come down there
to suit Mr. Butan.. I am not in politics and
do not want notoriety, as I am not after
Mr. Lowe suggested as the prosecutor was
not present the alderman should "non suit"
the case.
Mr. Budolph volunteered the information
that they could not make a member of tho
Election Board tell how a man voted; the
law prohibited it
Many other suggestions were made, and
all hands discussed the situation.
D. F. Patterson, for the defense, finally
objected to an adjournment and asked for
the defendants' discbarge, as there was no
testimony against them.
Couldn't Get a Continuance. .
L M". Patterson wanted a continuance to
get his witnesses, and a long argument
ensued. Eventually a recess was taken and
Constable Boll was started out with an at
tachment to bring in Keely, the defaulting
witness. He was at work as a
bartender nearby and was soon
brought in. He repeated testimony as
to Cramer's attempt to get on the election
board. As to Democrats voting he could
not swear to any man's politics. He saw
many that were known as Democrats. He
also saw a bottle passed into the room, oc
cupied by the board, after the polls were
closed, but he couldn't say what was in it
On cross-examination he said he had chal
lenged none of the Democrats, and some of
them voted for him.
This ended the testimony, and I. N.
Patterson agained asked for'a continuance.
The counsel for the defense objected and
asked for a dismissal ot tbe defendants. The
eneral debate was then opened and evcry
ody in the room got in a word, when they
could. The mob pressed around the Alder
man's bench, telling hlui why he should
dismiss the defendants. He finally decided
they were right and ended the pandemonium
by granting liberty to the men. .
After the case was decided, it was
rumored that Councilman Budolph would
enter suit against Mr. Butan for 510,000
damages for defamation of character. Mr.
Budolph was asked about the matter, which
he did not openly confess to being true.and
he said he wanted redress. His close friends
say he will enter suit
Allegheny's Auditor Makes No Defense In
the Misdemeanor Case Against Him
The Proecctlon Shows Up a Great Deal
of Evidence.
The hearing in the case of Auditor John
McKirdy, an ex-member of the Allegheny
Councils, on a charge of misdemeanor, pre-
ferred by A. W. Barclay, Ordi
nance Officer, was heard before Al
derman Brand yesterday afternoon. At
torneys J. S. Ferguson and Edward Hartze
appeared for the prosecution and A. F. Pat
terson for the defense.
Mr. Ferguson opened the ease by calling
attention to the act of March 31, 1870, which
provides the powers and duties of Council
men. It shows that Councilmen are not
allowed to be connected in any way with
any institution that furnishes supplies to
the city.
The first witness called was Robert Mc
FalL A check dated June 20. 1890, was
handed him and he Identified it as one
drawn on the 'Allegheny National Bank to
the order of. John McKirdy, snd signed by
the Allegheny Coal and Lime Company.
Mr. .McKirdv's signature 'was also identi
fied. Mr. McFall then said:
The check was criven to MeKlrdv to nav
for some hose In the latter part or May, 1890.
In May, 1890, 1 was a member of the firm
operating the Allegheny Coal and Lime
Company, and dnrlnr that month Mr.
McElrdy came to me and said to me
some hose was needed by Allegheny
City and he thought he could
Set me the oontract. Some time after this
ir. McKirdy oame back to me and told me
the hose had been delivered and gave me
the number and size and told me to make
out a bill tor $116 60.
McFall Wanted a Commission.
I asked Mr. McKirdy what was
in it for , me and he said to
give him $106 and keep the balance. I
went to the Controller's office, presented the
bill and got the warrant for the money. I
h.id the warrant cashed in theFirst National
Bank, and alter carrying it some days de
posited the $103. and Mr. SIcKirdv afterward
got a obeck for It and got the money.
I did not deliver any hose and no member
of the firm or employe delivered any. I
did not furnish anything to the city, nor
did I ever see or order any hose, and did
hot know where the hose came from.
A. S. Patterson, the other member of the
Allegheny Coal and Lime Company, offered
about the same testimony.
David Macferron, City Treasurer, testified
to issuing the warrant
W. A. Nicholson, a member of the firm
of the Hartlev-Bose Belting Company, tes
tified on May 23, 1890, the firm furnished
300 feet of hose at 30 cents a foot; six coup
lings and one nozzle for Logan, Gregg & Co.
The total amount of the bill being 594.95.
Controller James Brown testified to the
Eayment of the bill to Mr. McFall for the
ose furnished.
Hose for the Carnegie library.
Thomas Parke was sworn and said:
I am a member of the firm of Lozan, Gregg
& Co., and in May, 1890, Mr. McKirdy came
to me to get the price of hose for Bobert
McFall: tne hose was to be furnished to the
Carnegie Library. I went to Hartley's and
got the price of hose, which was 30 cents per
foot, on the 22d of May Mr. McFall called
on me, and after telling me Mr. McKirdy was
in Forrest county, gave me an order for tbe
hose. Mr. McFall afterward sent him a
memorandum bill of tbe goods, made no
charge of the transaction on their books, as
there was no profit in the transaction, the
hose being sold at original cost. The hose
was afterward paid for by Mr. McKirdy. I
was at the time a member of Councils, and
knew Mr. McKirdy to be a member of that
Mr. McFall was afterwards recalled and
he absolutely denied having anything to
do with tne purchase of the hose. His tes
timony ended the case for the prosecution
and as the opposition made no defense.
Mr. McKirdy was held ior court in 5500.
bail, which was immediately furnished.
Superintendent McAdams Resigns.
"William McAdams, Superintendent of
the Diamond Markets an d Clerk of the
Bureau of City Property, sent in his resig
nation to Chief Bigelow yesterday, to take
effect on April 1. In it he says that the
help he received from the Chief is the rea
son for the present flourishing condition of
the markets, -and requests that his accounts
be audited by the City Controller. Mr.
McAdams was appointed February 1, 1888.
Gllleland Called to Washington.
Postmaster Gilleland, of Allegheny, was
at the Union depot last evening with a grip.
First he said he was going to Harrisburg.
then he was bound for Philadelphia, but he
finally landed in the "Washington car? Mr.
Gilleland was undoubtedly called to "Wash
ington. Postmaster General "Wanamaker
is not satisfied with the Allegheny office,
and he would like to see it united with
Died From His Scalds.
'Squire Milllnger, of McKeesport, held
an inquest yesterday into the death of
Charles Happee, 8 years old, who died there
on Sunday. The boy had been jumping
over a ditch through which a steam exhaust
pipe was laid. He fell in the ditch and was
scalded so badly that he died on Sunday,
the accident having occurred on Friday. A
verdict of accidental death was rendered.
New Masonic Lodge.
The Orient Lodge No. 590, Free and Ac
cepted Masons, wa3 instituted in Wilkins
burg yesterday. The order now has 40
members. The officers present were Grand
Master J. Simpson Africa, Past Grand Mas
ter Joseph Eichbauni, Grand Secretary
Michael Nisbet and Grand Tyler W. A.
These Prices for Snits To-Day Only.
Elegantly made and trimmed suits in fine
cassiraeres, worsteds, fancy cheviots and
light-weight Scotches, in sacks and cut
aways, sold in other stores at 15, your
choice to-day of 500 new spring patterns
$7 50 per suit
Beautiful suits in single and double
breasted sacks and cutaways of worsteds,
imported cheviots and whipcords, in all the
new shades, made and finished "to a de
gree" of excellence seldom seen in ready
made clothes, worth 518, your choice to-day
of 720 assorted patterns for (10 per suit.
Tailors cannot produce better clothes for
three times the money.
P. C. C. C Pittsburg Combination Cloth.
ing Company, cor. Grant and Diamond
Keep Allqalppa in Sight.
You have investigated the new town of
Aliquippa and assured yourself that it will
hare three big lactones almost in running
order by the date of the first public sale,
and that others are coming as soon as they
can get locations. You have also assured
yourself that the lots are large and splen
didly situated, and will be sold at such a
low price that the sure increase in value
will make an investment there a sure and
handsome one. Now don't forget that the
first sale is on April 14. Be at the sale and
secure a lot, or if you cannot be there drop,
into the office of the Aliquippa Steel Com
pany, room 30, "Westinghouse building, pick
out your lot ana see tnat some iriena secures
it for you onThat day.
A Special Bargain, as They Are Resniar 35
"We have just received a special purchase
of 5,000 fur rugs.
They are just tbe right size for the hearth.
"We show them in wolf, fox, bear, black
goat and Chinese goat.
See the display in show window.
Edwakd Geoetzinoeb,
sutu 627 and 629 Penn avenue.
The People's Store, Fifth Avenne.
"When visiting our opening of art and
upholstery departments to-day see our new
importation ot lace curtains.
Campbell & Dick.
Ladies' Initial Handkerchiefs, initials
beautifully embroidered, worth 25c; only 15
cents. Fleishman & Co.,
504, 506 and 508 Market street.
To be healthy, rugged and strong
Bisque of Beef-herbs and aromatics.
Good gilt wall paper 5c a bolt; write Zeb
Kiusey for samples, East Liverpool, O.
Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Sy i up the best remedy for their children
All lovers of delicacies use Angostura
Bitters to secure a good digestion, ztssq .
H. Hi Hays Leaves His Home in Al
legheny on Saturday and Is
He Was Unable to Give His Name or to Tell
Where He Lived.
The mysterious disappearance of an Alle
gheny man was solved yesterday after much
investigation. Last Saturday morning H.
H. Hays left his home at 14 Cherry street,
Allegheny announcing to his wife that he
was going to a nearby barber shop to get
shaved. That was the last she saw or heard
of him till yesterday morning. As a con
sequence the devoted wife was almost
crazed by anxiety for her husband. She
and the neighbors searched every nook and
corner of Allegheny in a vain effort to find
the missing man. Not content with that,
runners were dispatched to Pittsburg in
structed to leave no stone unturned to find
him. Mrs. Hays racked her brain in trying
to recollect the places he usually visited in
order that she might inquire there after
him. But all was to no avail. She finally
gave him up as lost 'to her forever, either as
having been kidnaped or murdered and
thrown into the river.
Yesterday Mrs. Hays was relieved some
what by learning that he was in a South
side hospital. The news was'so good that
she could scarcely believe it. However, to
leave nothing undone to find him she sent a
carriage over to the hospital in order that if
he should be there he could be brought
home at once. Her joy knew no bounds
when, a few hours afterward, the vehicle
stopped at the door with her husband.
About a year ago Hays was stricken with
paralysis of the brain, and since has been in
a very precarious condition. At irregular
intervals he is somewhat forgetful and is
liable to wander away from his destination
when alone on the streets. The supposition
is that one of these irresponsible spells
came on him when he was on his way to the
barber shop Saturday and he lost his way,
wandering over to the Southside. There,
becoming tired, he sat down by the wav
side and was picked up and taken tb the
hospital as being sick. When he was car
ried to the hospital his arm was bruised,
but he was unable to explain how it oc
curred. He is at present confined to his
bed, but is improving.
A Pessimistic Opinion of the Once Famous
Winter Resort.
John Jamison, a Florida hotel man, was
at the Anderson yesterday. He remarked
that he had made a barrel of money in his
day and had lost it He left the country
this winter in disgust, and came back to the
North. He said the whole State wasn't
worth more than 510,000. Ttrenty years ago
Florida was a great winter resort, but in
recent times other places nearer the large
cities in the Northern States have been
opened, and the people have no occasion to
go far away from home. He claimed there
are 200 resorts within an hour's ride of New
York that are much patronized during the
winter. "When Mr. Jamison left Florida,
there were not more thon 100 'guests in
Flagler's famous Ponce de Leon Hotel.
Northrop's Patent Paneled Metal Ceilings
Are neat, durable and artistic for all classes
ot buildings. As the oldest, manufacturers
in the country, we can furnish the greatest
variety and newest designs, put ud com-
j plete, at the lowest figures consistent with
good work, send for estimates to South
Twenty-third and Mary streets.
TT3 Pittsburg, Pa.
Silk Department
24-inch at 75c.
31-inch at 85c.
In Light Shades, 35c, 50c, 75c.
In very wide range of choice, at
50c, 75c, $1 and up.
01, $1 SO, $1 50.
65c, 70c, 75c.
Extra 4-inch $1 and $1 12 1-2.
Very Soft and Lustrous, $1,
$1 25 and up.
Superior Grade, $1 37 1-2.
50c, 65c, 85c, 81 and up.
505 AND 507 MARKET SS.
Just received special designs for smokinj
Booms, Private Billiard Booms and Clul
543 SmithfieldSt., Pittsburg, Pa.
407 Grant street and 39 Sixth arenas,
The Leading
Dry Goods House.
Pittsburg; Fa
Tuesday, Mar. O, K
4,000 YARDS,
. 50 STYLES,
This is unquestionably
one of the greatest bargains
ever seen in our stores, and
a greater bargain than you
have ever before seen of
fered in
The cloth is extra wide,
and of an unusually superior
quality. The. printings,
both in design and color, of
the highest order!
This great bargain will be
put on sale to-day on TA
STORE. The price,
Only 69e-
609-621 PEfil AYE.
The Largest Stock,
The Lowest Prices
'Sloqnette Carpets at 75c, $1, $1.25.
Body Brussels at 90c. SI. $1.25.
Tapestry Brussels at 50c, 60c, 75c.
Ingrains at 25c, "30c, 35c, 40c, 50c and 65
5,000 shades in all colors, mounted
spring rollers ready to hang, at
25c Each.
Large size, in "Wolf, Fox, Bear, Bl
Goat and Chinese Goat, same as have
ways sold at f 5 and higher, for
$2.50 Each.
The largest stock ever brought to Pi
Durg, onr own importation, at
75c to $50 a Pair.
Warm Air rurnac
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