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The Ex-Treasurer of the K. of L. Says
Every Local Can be Represented
IN THE BIG LABOR CONVENTION.
Pittsburg Stores Shipped to Germany Xot
OX ACCOUNT OP THE COAL USED THERE
Master Workman Boss, of D. A. 3, K. of
L., yesterday received an important de
cision from Frederick Turner, ex-General
Treasurer of the order.
Mr. Turner was President of the last
Labor Legislative Convention, and when
that body adjourned he was chosen as Presi
dent for this session.
Many of the district assemblies in this
State are dissatisfied over the selection by
the districts of delegates to attend the con
vention, which will be held at Harrisburg
This convention will chose a committee
whose duty it will be to remain at Harris
burg as lobbyists in the interest of the labor
bills to be presented. The expenses of this
committee will be paid by the districts and
locals represented in the convention at the
rate of $3 per day and expenses.
"When District Assembly 3 appointed
Messrs. Harrington, Thornton and Sweeney
as delegates to the convention there was a
kick, and an appeal was made to President
Turner. His decision, which arrived here
yesterday, is to the effect that any local
assembly can send a delegate, provided they
pay his expenses.
He assures all members ot the order that
their representatives will be seated, and
have a voice in the selection of the perma
nent Legislative Labor Committee.
A number of Pittsburg locals have de
cided to send delegates, and among them
will be the Salesmen and Collectors Assem
bly. They will send W. D. McAuliffe, who
will pay his own expenses. It is likely that
he will secure a place on the permanent
committee. Mr. McAuliffe will oppose the
bill reported favorably on "Wednesday pro
viding that beet must be slaughtered in the
State. He claims that if this measure is
passed, the working classes will suffer
as Western dressed beet is cheaper and as
good as home slaughtered beef.
He will also oppose the measure to pro
hibit the sale of oleomargarine and butterine,
but will insist that these articles be labeled.
iMr. McAuliffe claims that a workingman
should have the privilege of purchasing
these articles if he desires. V
A number of lo;al Knights of Labor met
vesterday and decided that Pittsburg should
be well represented in the comention, and
they will endeavor to have the locals here send
delegates to Harrisburg next week, as an
unusual number of labor bills are to be
brought belore this session of the Legisla
ture. AMERICAN STOTES.
A Lot Chipped From This City Which Did
NotGIe Satisfaction in Germany Poor
Conl Said to bo the Cause
One of the stove manufacturers in this
ity recently shipped a large consignment
of stoves made in Pittsburgh to a firm in
South Germany. At the time of their re
ceipt, complaint r ached the firm that the
stoves were not giving satisfaction.
It was stated that there was something
wrong with the stoves, and the firm sent a
man to investigate the matter. It was found
that the fault was in the coal, which had
been mined in the north of Germany, and
was entirely unsuitable for consumption in
the stoves made in this country.
The coal used by the majority of people in
Germany is of a poor quality and hard to
burn. It is mostly dirt, and a mixture
which burns into clinkers and slag. For
about one box of coal there are two boxes
of ashes and clinkers. The latter form a
slag in the grate which retards the draft
and shuts off combustion. Unless the grates
are made so that they can be dumped easily,
the stoves are almost useless.
With the finest grade of coal it is differ
ent This coal is soft, and burns equally as
well as the bituminous mineral found in
A good coal, mostly used by the railroad
companies in their locomotives, is made
from a mixture of a medium giade of this
dirt with Ur and oil. The coal is made in
lumps about as large as a brick, and in
something like a brick machine. This coal
is sometimes used by private families in
Another coal used in Germany is a poor
grade of anthracite found in Belgium. This
is used largely for private consumption.
A great amount of English coal is also sent
into the country, and for the past year or
more the collieries in the West of Germany
have suffered for lack of proper fuel.
In a great many places in Germany and
France, the people are not allowed to'burn
coal in their houses. The price of the good
coal is so high that the people cannot afford
to purchase it. The "average price of a
small box is 1 mark or 24 cents. In a great
many of the hotels they burn wood in the
The only stove the poorer grade of Ger
man coal can be used in, is the old Dutch
ovens, made ot porcelain. The poor people
have become so used to this that they can
burn the coal to advantage. Economy is
the first thing tlie natives consider, after
that comes comfort.
STRIKING PIPE MEN.
The Bellevnr Gns Company Reduce Wages
and the Emrlorcs Strike The Superin
tendent of the Division Resigns.
Residents of Bellevuc can now go to their
trains without wading through mud up to
their knees. The pipe men of the Bellerue
Gas Company are on a strike, and for a few
days at least, the streets will be allowed to
The wages of the 15 gas pipe undertakers
were reduced from f2 a day to $1 50. The
men refused to bury another pipe unless
their wages were restored, and dug up a
hatchet and donned war paint.
The superintendent of the gang, Mr. D.
A. Evans, has sent in his resignation, and
Mr. John Johnston will take his place.
It is said that ever since the company
changed hands trouble has been brewing.
The dividends have not been of startling
dimensions and the new company deter
mined to reduce expenses by cutting down
The employes have no regard to the sire
of the dividends and want their old wage.
They say they have been receiving $2 a day
rince the company was organized and will
not take less. Meanwhile, all work has
ceased on the line, and the Bellvueites are
THE ARCHITECTS MEET
And Select Officers for Another Year Talk
on tho Disaster.
The Architects Association held their
annual meeting in the rooms in the Fenn
building yesterday afternoon, and elected
officers to serve for the ensuing year. The
following members were chosen: President,
George Orth; Vice President, John Alston;
Secretary, Thomas Bod; Treasurer, Joseph
Anglin; Directors, T. D. Evans, Joseph
Still burg and John U. Barr.
It was expected that some opinions would
be offered on the recent Wood street disaster,
but the subject wa not mentioned. The
opinion of Feveral of the members was ob
tained, however, and they all claim that the
accident was not through any fault in the
workmanship, or of poor material.
" A GOOD OUTLOOK.
The Annual Production of Bituminous Coat
Mr. Charles A. Ashburncr is now occu
pied in getting out the statistical returns of
this year's production in the bitumous coal
fields of Pennsylvania.
In estimating the total returns ibr the
year, he stated to a reporter for this paper
yesterday that this year's production will
be more than a million tons larger than last
The production then amounted to 31,516,
AN EXHIBITION CAR.
George Westinghonse Will Make Another
Practical Showing of the Workings of
Ills Xcw Train Appliances.
On Saturday morning next a car that will
be of interest to railroad men will probably
arrive at the Union station from Altoona.
At present the finishing touches are being
put on the car, and, if it is completed in
time, it will be started West to-morrow.
Tne car was especially designed by George
Westinghouse for the exhibition of a num
ber of patent appliances. It will be 67 feet
long, and will resemble a passenger coach
in appearance. It will have one six-wheeled
and one four-wheeled truck, so as to more
fully exhibit the workings of the wheel ap
pliances, which acts as well on six-wheeled
as on lour-wheeled trucks. The car will be
equipped with the new quick-acting air
brake, and will have the necessary ap
pliances lor a train of 30 cars.
The new friction buffer, which prevents
the cars coming together, will be carried
along, and the trucks will beequippedwith
patent brake beams. Inside the car will be
a 15-horse power engine and dynamo for
generating electricity to illuminate a train
by the new Westinghouse process. An au
tomatic engine will run-the dynamo.
Under the car will be a large tank with a
capacity of G,000 pounds of water for the
boiler of the upright engine. In one end
wiil be an office and sleeping berths for four
men. The men will accompany the car all
over the country and explain the workings
oi the different appliances to railway men.
The appliances are now being tested by
the Pennsylvania Company on their stock
trains. The latter are now being run on
passenger train time. They are equipped
with the new automatic airbrakes and give
entire satisfaction to trainmen.
THE FLORAL QUEEN.
It is Still the Rose Although the Orchid
Runs a Hard Race.
For floral culture the past Tear has been
a most remarkable one. Wbilefrom a pure
business point of view, it has been an un
exceptionally good one, the fact deserves
also to be chronicled, that one species of
plants which were hitherto comparatively
unknown have now become general favor
ite:. This flower is the orchid. Until a very
short time ago orchids were only known
as very rare, peculiar, and costly plants
collected by the flower fanciers of the world.
But that is cnanged now. There are end
less arieties of orchids in the market now,
and while they are still very expensive,
thev are also admired and bought for their
oddity, and Pittsburg is buying more of
them every day.
But the rose remains universally the
favorite, and that flower is now the same
as ever, the floral queen of the ball room.
THE CAKMGIE LIBRARY.
What Disposition Will Likely be Made of
Allegheny's Old Books.
It was reported yesterday that the books
in the Allegheny public library would be
equally distributed among the different
schools when the new Carnegie library is
opened. A Dispatch reporter saw Mr.
Thomas A. Parke and Arthur Kennedy,
Esq., of the Library Commission, yesterday,
and both stated that they were under the
impression that the old books would be
transferred to the new library building
when it is completed.
Major W. P. Hunker, who is Chairman
of the Library Committee of the Board of
School Controllers, said he had not heard of
the report, but that if the school children
were not given the privilege ot using the new
library the books would not be turned over
but remain where they are.
A TRODIGAIS LETTER.
After Three Tears' Silence a Wanderer
Writes to Ills Parents.
It is three years since William E. Peter
son, a 15-year-old son of W. D. Peterson, of
McKeesport, disappeared from Braddock,
where he w&s attending school, and all
search for the boy proved a failure.
He leit his school books and a note, saying
he was going to see the world. Nothing
was heard from him until yesterday, when a
letter was received from him from Cam
The boy has traveled all over the country
and took'several long sea voyages. On sev
eral occasions he came near being killed and
almost starved. The boy is coming toward
HER PRETTY, MUDDY BOOTS.
An Indignant East End Girl Gives tho Cable
Ronds Some Advice.
A bright Enst End young lady gave some
advice to theFi fth avenue traction companies
that possesses at least the merit of sincerity.
Look there, said she, indignantly displaying
a pair of cunning boots covered and splashed
ith mud up to her hose. They are in pretty
condition to do shopping and make fashionable
calls aren't thej?
I f el as if I were all feet walking down Sixth
street Why can't the cable men lav crossings
out to their tracks at the muddy East End
crossings. It would increase their business,
save the men a 10-ctnt shine, and the ladies a
rreat deal ot vexation. If they won't build
them 1 will go back to the Pennsylvania, be
cause everything is so clean.
AN ALLEGHENIAN KILLED.
Tfao Sister of Ono Swenringcr, Killed
x Memphis, Can't be Found.
Chief of Police Kirschler, of Allegheny,
last night received a telegram from W. C.
Davis, Chief ot Police of Memphis, Tenn.
The Chief stated that Thomas Swearinger,
whose sister lives in Allegheny, had been
killed in Memphis, and asked that his rela
tives be notified of his death. The Chief
was unable to locate the sister of the de
ceased, but will try to do so to-day.
Charged With Stealing Feed.
Some person has been stealing feed from
the stable of Mr. Hallander, of 133 Pennsyl
vania avenue, Allecheny, and yesterday
alternoon Mr. Robert Ebcrhart, who was
concealed in the stable, arrested John
Eghers for larceny of the teed. At a hear
ing before Mayor Pearson last evening the
case was compromised, the prisoner paying
Peter Cntc Was Not Cnto Enough.
Seven thousand bricks, it is alleged by
Henry Werkmeister, of 1704 Josephine
street, Southside, were stolen from his place
by Peter Cute, who is said to have sold them
to the St. Clair Incline Plane Company.
Werkmeister lias med Cute for larceny be
lore Alderman Schaefer. The case will
come up lor a hearing to-day.
Lnwrenccvlllc Uightraymrn Cnngbt.
Mike Higgins and Thomas McAndrews
were held in 1,500 bail for court last night
at the Fourteenth ward station house by
Alderman McKenna, on a charge of en
ticing John Dovle, of Twelfth street, into
Spring allev, Wednesday evening, and rob
bing him of about $12.
THE GIRLS ALL RIGHT.
An Airy Vibration From the Far East
Strikes the Hello Girls,
AND FRIGHTENS THEM A LITTLE.
They Deny Their Ears Are Misshapen, or
Their Hearing Injured.
PECULIARITIES OP THE BUSINESS
A WAVE of fear
has reached this
cityand for a mo
girl who says "Hel
lo! Hnlloo! Hal
low!" It isn't trne, and
it never will be
true, that the habit
ual use of a gong in
the ear, has changed
the shape and func
tion of the tele
phone girl's ear.
"Hello!" There now.
Eastern physicians have arisen who
claimed that the pretty musical telephone
girl would lose her one ear (good gracious);
and Eastern physicians have arisen who
have claimed that the pretty, musical tele
phone girl would have her ear abnormally
The two horns of this dilemma were seized
midway by a person of this city, and an ex
planation sought as to why these extreme
views had been expressed by gentlemen who
should have known better.
"In the East." said a physician, "the re
ceivers are strapped so tightly that a clear
case of atrophy results, with a consequent
lessening of the flow of blood, and of course
a diminution in the size of the ear. If this
state of things were to last for a centurv the
result wonld be a race of one-eared telephone
girls." This was too much, and a bulletin
sent to the general telephone office created
more ouense than ingbu
DENIES THE HOKKID STATEMENT.
"I don't believe it," said a pretty miss as
she listened to the dulcet strains of a prom
inent East Ender with one ear, and the
rasping inquirer with the other, "I am go
ing to be married, and if I thought boo
hoo !" and her tears emphasized her opinion
of posterity with .
onlv one ear. J
sousht for his
opinion on the
snbject, but in his
told of his knowl
edge of the effects
of a constant yell
in a girl's ear.
He said they
used different ap
pliances in the
East from what "Hallawi"
they did here. A tieht rubber band, or
rubber cap, was no doubt detrimental, as it
bound the sides of the head, and p-oduced
headaches, or perhaps a nonconformity of
the ear. In Pittsburg, however, a light
rubber cap was used with the receiver, all
together weighing scarcely two ounces, and
Pittsburg telephone girls found po incon
venience whatever resulting. They didn't
wear their hair to one side, and one ear was
no larger thnn the other, and the other
ear wasn't smaller than the one.
In place of a girl being partially deafened
in the one ear used, the faculty of hearing
was greatly developed, and "girls who had
been in the exchange ibr seven or eight
years were frequently called upon to de
cipher the howlings of a marvJO miles away
that were utterly unintelligible to the new
girl at the phone.
PUT TO THE TEST.
In order to practically test the truth of
the report that a girl's chief -virtue, beauty,
was not marred by constant practice, one of
the oldest operators in experience, but not
in years, was called into the room, and her
ears were all right, for she heard the first
whisper perfectly: "Isn't she pretty?"
In order to ascertain whether the blood
was all driven out df the ear by the tight
receiver and the consequent development of
the ear arrested, her left auricle was gently
squeezed, and the blood flew from it in an
instant, queerly enough, however, it all
lodged in her cheeks.
As the interviewer was of a scientificand
investigating turn of mind, he expressed a
desire to pinch her cheeks and see it the
blood would flow back into her ear again.
This, however, was mildly objected to by a
pale bookkeeper who had been content to
gaze at those cheeks, and. had never arisen
to the dignity of pinching them; objection
In conclusion, the fear, and almost panic
spread among the eastern telephone girls,
is almost groundless; their ears are all right;
none better, and as tor their posterity, none
AN INCENDIARl' AT WORE.
A Tnlnnble House nt Glenfleld Set on Fire
Incendiaries have been at work in Glen
field for several weeks, and yesterday suc
ceeded in destroying about $3,000 worth' of
James Ferris, a contractor, had purchased
a house and intended to remove it to a lot
he owned on the lower side of the railroad.
The roof had been taken off and all arrange
ments were made for moving it. When Mr.
Ferris returned from a visit to a frieud yes
terday he found that the building had beep
burned to the ground. '
He says his loss will amount to 53,000,
and believes that the building was set on
fire. A detective was" employed toinvesti
gate the matter. '
WHERE IS THE FOOL-KILLER?
Joking White Caps Ont Pcnn Avenue Ad
lscd Not to Meet Hint.
Mrs. Brect, the wife of the Penn avenue
barber said to have received a "White Cap"
notice, came into this office yesterday to
deny that ber husband had ever abused her,
as some raorning papers said. c
She brought her family along in the shape
of a pretty lively kicking babe, that, cer
tainly showed no marks of ill-treatment.
She claims that it was all a joke, and a poor
one, too. i
"Somelh ing Wrong TTitA This Wire, Central"
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Annual Election of Officers for the A. O. V.
W. Results In nigh Offices Being Filled
by Well-Known People.
Alfred A. Curtis, Grand Master Work
man of the A. O.'TJ. Wl, arrived in the city
yesterday to conduct the election of officers
of the crder for the State of Pennsylvania.
The vote is by secret ballot, the latter be
ing counted at the'office ot State Recorder
McNair, on Third avenue. W. E. Ford,
Delinquent Tax Collector of this city, was
elected Grand Master Workman. Controller
E. S. Morrow was another Pittsburgh
elected. He will be continued as Grand
Trustee of the order.
The voting was done by the Past Masters
of the subordinate lodges of the State, and
the ballots mailed to the Grand Recorder in
sealed envelopes. There were about 2,000
votes counted, although there are about
4,400 Past Masters in the State. The full
result of the vote will not be announced
until, the meeting of the Grand Lodge,
which will take place in this city Feb
If there are any tie votes a re-election
will be conducted by the delegates to the
Grand Lodge. The Committee on Creden
tials, who conducted the counting yesterday,
was composed of Captain C. E. Knight, of
Derrick, McKean county; George J. Rum
mel, of Philadelphia, and William
Schockay, of Wheeling, W. Va.
At the meeting of the Grand Lodge, which
will commence in this city on the 26th of
next month, about 185 delegates will be
present The session will last three or four
days, and the business done will be on the
general work of the order. This will be
quite heavy, as there are 202 lodges now in
The delegates to the Supreme Lodge,
which will meet at Omaha in June, will be
elected. There are two candidates from
this city who wish to go as representatives
to Omaha. They are Charles Babst and
James Petrie. As there are three delegates
to be elected and only five candidates in the
field it is quite likely that the two Pitts
burgers will be elected.
TIIE TENTH SUCCESS.
A Brass Band Concert Was Introduced at
the Anniversary of Orion Council.
The tenth anniversay celebration of Orion
Council No. 244, Royal Arcanum, at Odd
Fellows' Hall, Southside, last night was no
exception to the preceding ones as far as
success of the entertainment is concerned.
The hall was just as crowded and there
were probably as many guests present as
last year, but the details' of last night's
affair" were certainly surpassing nearly
anything Odd Fellows' Hall has ever seen.
The decorations ot the stage, the ceiling
and the wails were corceouslv beautiful.
The front of the stage was covered with a
mass of the finest specimens of tropical
flowers and plants. The walls and ceiling
were enveloped in the folds of the "Stars and
Stripes," whilegarlands of Chinese lanterns.
Japane e fans and snnshades were suspended
in the shape of an immense star from the
At 8 o'clock the entertainment opened
with a brass instrumental concert by the
Great Western Band, consisting of 23
pieces. This kind of concert was an inno
vation, but a very successful one, and the
audience appeared to enjoy the -music very
much. The programme was made up of a
number of very fine selections from the
most popular composers, and the band exe
cuted their part of the programme in a very
Two popular local vocalists, Miss Inez
Mecuskerand Dr. W. T. English, rendered
several beantifnl songs. They were re
peatedly and deservedly applauded. An
instrumental solo by Mr. G. Mueller, of the
Great Western Band, was also very favor
ably received by the audience. After the
concert the hall was cleared for a dance.
THE ALIEN BILL.
It Wonld Not Affect tho Denny Heirs, bnt
Blrs. Schenley Will Lose. ;
When Mr. Wm. F. Aull, the agent of the
Denny estate was asked yesterday how he
thought the bill referring to the fact that all
lands of aliens, non-residents or foreign cor
porations should revert to the Common
wealth would affect the Denny heirs, he
"It would not affect them at all, simply
because all the Denny heirs are residents of
this country and always have been. There
are altogether 13 heirs to the estate, and of
these, eight live in Pittsburg and have done
so all their lives.
Then there are two residing in Boston,
two in New York and one in Princeton,
N. J. -
The agent of the Schenley estate wonld
have nothing to say on the subject, how
ever, because, he said, the bill is not passed
yet. There is no doubt of the fact though
that the passage of the bill would not please
Mrs. Schenley. because she has not been
living in Pit&ourg for nearly 50 years and
her husband is an English captain.
FOREIGN AND LOCAL TALENT.
A Famous Lady's Selections Delight a
A representative Pittsburg audience
filled the Bellefield" Presbyterian Chnrch
yesterday evening to listen to the noted
Mrs. Margaret Custer Calhoun in a well
selected programme. Key. W. J. Holland
introduced the lady with a few well-chosen
Accompanied bv W. S. Lloyd on the-l
piano, Miss Belle Tomer and Mr. W. A.
McCutcheon rendered a duet, as the initial
number, with pleasing success. They were
followed by Mrs. Calhoun in various se
lections, among them "Vashti," "La Cica
and the Senator," "The Huguenot Lover,"
"For a' That," "Mrs. Judy O'Shca sees
Hamlet", and so well was she received by
the audience that she was repeatedly called
forth again by her admiring hearers.
The interspewed duets "Maritana" and
"Repeat Again" by Miss Tomer and Mr.
Bullock; also a solo by If. A. McCutcheon
were well rendered, and added considerable
local spice to the programme.
THE MEN DEFENDED.
An Attorney Snys Thoso Arrested Wore
Befriending tho Woman.
The arrest of .the men in connection with
the Sonthside case of the alleged murder of
a woman is. causing considerable comment
in legal circles. Attorney W. J. Brennen
when speaking of the matter said:
Tho arrest of those four men was entirely un
justified. This woman carao along in a very
sick state, and asked the men in the stable to
take her in, which they did for the sake of
humanity. Then, wben she bad been taken to
the station bouse, and there died, tha men were
It is simply outrageous. Had you or I passed
the stable, and gone in to look at tho woman,
and had failed to tell the police, arrest would
have followed in our case also. .,
New Officers Elected.
The Young Men's Democratic Association
held a meeting at Marion Hall, Filth ave
nue nnd Marion street, last evening, and
elected the following officers:
President, Charles B. Wall; Vice Presidents.
John B. Schmitt, Philip Tresher, C. B. Blum;
Secretary, G. Ross Williams; Treasurer. Frank
Buggeman: Board of Managers. J. H. Schmitt,
Thomas McCollum, Edward Kennedy, J. J.
GJUigan and Andrewwanlshaus.
The Devil In White.
Rev. J. B, Koehne, of this city, delivered
a lecture last night in the Union Park
Chapel, Allegheny, on , the subject "The
Devil in White." He spoke for over .an
hour nnd told how the devil shed his red
attire and appeared in white in the ball
room, the barroom and at parlor receptions.
For Good Purposes.
The will of Jeremiah Weeks gives to the
Sharon chnrch the interest on $2,900; $500 to
the Board of Home Missions and $700 to the
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A DEADLY WEfflGER.
How it Entered a Peaceful family
Like a Thief in the Bight
AND WEOUGHT RUIN IN ITS WAKE.
The Story Possesses Far More Pathos Than
Fan to Many People.
BETWIXT THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BEA
As the deadly olothes wringer is here to
stay apparently, it has been investigated,
and the history otits dissemination presents
some grotesque features that form a curious
study of the wants and weaknesses of some
portions of humanity.
Perhaps this study will some time teach
the poor that their destruction is their pov
erty, and direct their attention to the study
of domestic economy, whereby many of the
weights that now bear them down might be
lightened. It has been suggested frequently,
that if they were to form purchasing agen
cies, they might get their food more cheaply.
For instance, several barrels of onions might
be purchased and distributed at cost ot
(1 25 per barrel instead of 51 GO per bushel,
as at present, where' people live from hand
to mouth, and so of many other necessaries
Anent the clothes-wringer matter, J.
Wesley Kinnear, Esq., tells a story that to
date "takes the rag off the bush" in this
line. Mr. Kinnear states that some time
ago an agent called on Mrs. Kate Loskamp,
She was washing at the time, and the agent
called her attention to a wringer he bad
with him, and offered to sell it to ber on the
installment plan for $8 and take her old one
at $1 in part pay.
a Woman persuaded.
According to her story, she refused to
make the trade, and said that in the absence
of her husband she would make no contract,
but with the persuasive seductiveness of his
class he proceeded to unscrew the old
wringer from the tub, and taking it away
left the new one. Mrs. Loskamp scarce
knows. arjDarentlv.how he succeeded in over
coming herscruples for the time being, but he
stated that if the deal were not satisfactory
to Mr. Loskamp he, the agent, wonld trade
back, and there would be no harm done.
It wasn't satisfactory to Mr. Loskamp,
and by end by the agent returned, when
Mrs. Loskamp reported that her husband
said he conld get a wringer as good as the
$8 one lor (3, and she asked that the trade
be declared o;f. She said he might take the
new wrin' er if he would bring the old one
back, and he, she alleges, promised to do
so. -the new one was taken away, but tne
old one was not returned.
The next heard of the matter was a notifi
cation that both husband and wife had been
sued in trover and conversion by the Lovell
Manufacturing Company before Alderman
. BETWIXT ALDEBJIAN AND COMPANY.
As the husband was too busy to attend the
hearing, and the family were too poor to
lose his wages, the wife attended, and she
finally consented to allow the company to
keep both wringers, and she decided to get
along as well as possible without one.
The Loskamps supposed this concluded
the business, but after 20 days had expired
from date of judgment, and an appeal could
not be taken, a constable appeared at the
Loskamp mansion with an execution and
levied on everything in sight in the way of
household goods to make seven dollars,
and the cost of the new wringer, minus a
dollar allowed on the old one. Though both
husband and wife had been sued, the exe
cution was against the husband alone. A
considerable portion of the goods sold were
wedding presents. Among other things d is
posed ot was a clock, an extension table, a
parlor table, a pane-seated rocking chair,
eight wooden chairs, etc. The whole brought
only $6.75, just the amount oi the costs,
leaving tne judgment tort unsatisfied.
PKETTY KEAB TIME TO KICK.
About this time the Loskamps thought it
time to stir themselves, and Mr. Kinnear
entered suit on their behalf for $75 damages
before Alderman Leslie against the consta
ble, H. T. Gailey and the Lovell Manufac
turing Company, and got a judgment, when
the defendants took an appeal to court
Mr. Kinnear states that since the appeal,
the defendants have concluded to drop the
claim for the wringer and have allowed a
credit of ?7 on the Alderman's docket, but
the concession has not furnished the Los
kamps with chairs to sit upon, a table to eat
from, or a clock from which to ascertain the
time of day, and they are forced to rely
either on the tower clock or their neighbors,
so that the little matter of a clothes-wringer
has reduced a family to the domestic condi
tion of rigid economy.
WANTED TO KEEP WARST.
A Tramp Tailor Is Caught Robbing His
Samuel Lannigan, a tramp tailor, was ar
rested last evening for the robbery of Jones'
tailor shop, No. 144 Fifth avenue. When ar
rested he had on three coats, a vest, and in
his pocket he had three pair of shears. One
of the coats and vests were worth $55, and
were part of a wedding outfit just finished
for one of Mr. Jones' customers.
Lannigan is 62 years old, and came here
from Philadelphia last Tuesday. He left
Mr. Jones' employ yesterday, and said he
was going to Kansas. He was seen coming
out of the shop, which he had entered by
breaking the lock on the rear door? by Mr.
Cappel, who has a lunchroom adjoining the
HEAPING DONORS THICK UPON.
Testimonlnlsof Respect From the Former
name of tho Rev. Vincent.
The following telegram from Erie, Pa.,
will be read with interest a showing the
esteem in which the Key. Boyd "Vincent was
held in his old home:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in which Rev.
Boyd Vincent, the newly elected bishop of
Southern Ohio, was baptized and confirmed,
where lie was afterwardordained and where he
officiated as assistant rector, has scnta commit
tee to represent the parish at the consecration
to-morrow la Cincinnati.
The parish has sent with the committee a
valuable prelate's ring, a purple amethyst set
in gold, which will be placed upon his finger
to-morrow during iho ceremonies.
IT SHOULD SUCCEED.
A Largely Signed Petition to Create a
Holiday for Next April 30.
The petition to make April 30, next, a
legal holiday, has been forwarded to C. W.
It has been signed by most of the county
and city officials, and Judge Collier gave it
his heartiest support as conducive to the
honor of George Washington, and all those
wno signed were equally pleased at the
Candidate Wilson Indorsed.
A small meeting of the colored voters of
the Seventh ward was held in the Franklin
schoolhouse luht evening for the purpose of
indorsing a candidate for Select Council.
Mr. Jos. Marshall and Geo. S. Wilson are
candidates for the office. The latter was in
A Daughter Sues Her Father.
As a result of a family quarrel, Louisa
Ortwein, of the Southside, sued her father
yesterday befo-e Alderman Schaefer, for
assault and battery. The case will be heard
by the 'Squire next Monday.
It Will Not Down.
The famous Guyasuta ghost has been
laid again. This time it is 'an alleged
woman maniac who occasionally gets away
from her keeper long enough to scare
FEIDAT, . - JANUAET
ONLY A NEWSIES TRICK.
Why a Disgusted Proprietor Hesitated to
Offend Customers. '
A Dispatch reporter was standing in
one of the shooting galleries yesterday when
snap went a whip, as the proprietor, draw
ing out a big buggy whip from under the
counter, made a lunge for half a dozen news
boys who were slyly holding a conflab
around the stove.
As they scooted out the door, like rats
through a hole,. the pronrictor said, "Those
poor little cusses give me more bother than
I can tell you, but they're smarter than a
whip. Just wait a moment and see what
As he spoke a little -shaver peeked out
from behind the stove and whispered "shine,
In another moment in marched sfeven,
each with a cent in his hand, and demanded
a cigarette, and resumed their powwow by
the stove, puffing away with might and
main. The proprietor made another lunge,
when one little chap stepped out and,
striking a theatrical attitude, said to those
in the gallery, "Gentlemen, see here; is this
right; is this the way to treat customers
what spends their money in his store fer
him and his family to live on?"
Tne proprietor smiled and put up his whip
under such argument, and the newsies
warmed to their hearts' content until their
cigarettes had gone out and they were cus
tomers no more, and then marched out with
a triumphant air.
FUN FOR THE BOYS.
Drivers Nearly Dare a Row, bnt a
Horse SoItcs tho Problem.
An old negro cartman with a load of rub
bish was quietly jogging along Fenn ave
nue yesterday humming to himself some
plantation melody, when he struck a snag.
Coming in an opposite direction was an
other wagon heavily bnrdened. The horses
met before the drivers discovered that there
was an obstruction.
"Get out of the road; turn out," yelled
the old negro, as he flourished his long whip
"Not a bit of it, sir," replied the other
driver, as he moved slightly to the right.
"Now, you turn out on the other side!"
"No, sir, boss, I hab do right to de track."
At this stage in the discussion, the narrow
street was entirely blockaded, and two street
car drivers began blowing their shrill
whistles at a terrific rate. The bootblacks
and those passing stopped to see the fun.
The talk grew louder, the crowd thicker and
things began to assume a sanguinary hue
when the colored man's horse solved the
problem for himself by cutting the acquaint
ance oi the strange horse and passing by on
the other side. That was all, but it was
fun to the on-lookers, and they quite forgot
the mud and rain.
DISCIPLES OF GU0KGE
Seeking for a Solution ol the Land Question
in the Singlo Tax Idea.
The single tax idea of Henry George is
gaining ground in 'Pittsburg. A club call
ing itself the "Single Tax League of Pitts
burg" is similar to those existing in other
cities at present.
Two preceding societies of this nature,
organized on the Southside in the course of
a year, have failed, but this one seems to
have a little more vitality. It contains
about 100 members.
Its members are all enthusiasts over
Henry George's land theory. The general
impression of the members seems to be that
the subject is not sufficiently understood by
the public at large, and they propose to
bring the matter before the people in its
true lijjht, and irrespective of party ties or
Some of the members express themselves
freely and say the single tax is bound to
come in the course of time, especially in
this city, which has so great a future before
it; and that looking at it from a political
view it would seem that if some great party
docs not espouse the cause a new party will
MAY BE A HITCH.
Bill Making Allegheny a City of the
Second Class May Not Pass.
Allegheny may not become a city of the
second class, and the city officials and poli
ticians were very anxious last night.
A private consultation was held in the
office of Mayor Pearson about 9 o'clock, at
which a telegram from Representative Eob
ison was read. He said he was afraid that
the bill could not be passed and that Alle
gheny would be compelled to remain as a
third class city.
He requested the committee, Messrs.
Hunter and Elphinstone, to come down and
aid in assisting in the passage ot the bill.
Later a telegram was received stating that
the bill was all right and that it would not
be necessary to send down a committee.
Mr. Hunter, who is Chairman of Common
Council, was seen by a Dispatch reporter
last night and said he believed the bill
would pass. He did not seem to be worried
oyer the unfavorable telegram received, and
said the bill would come up for third read
ing next Tuesday, and would undoubtedly
ON SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
Study the Fundamental Languages, Then
Visit a Foreign Country.
W. T, Lindsey, Esq., of the United States
District Court, probably got more pleasure
and profit out of a trip to Europe last sum
mer than 99 out of 100 of the remaindei of
In order that he might study Italy profit
ably, Mr. Lindsey re-read his Latin, and in
consequence can talk of that country with
more interest than even the majority of its
cultured inhabitants, who, nurtured among
relics of a past world, feel less interest in
them than we do in productions ot the
ARIZONA'S DEADLOCK BROKEN.
The Governor Advocates memorializing
Congress for Admission to the Union.
Prescott, Aeiz., January 21. The
deadlock in the House of Representatives
was broken to-day by Jordan leaving the
Democratic caucus and appearing with the
Republicans, who thus obtained a quorum
ana organized the House by electing J. T.
T. Smith, of Phoenix, Speaker.
The Governor's message was presented to
the Legislature, in which he advocates
memorializing Congress for admission as a
The Grand Army Fair.
Over GOO people attended the fair of Post
128, G. A. R., at the Coliseum, Allegheny,
last night. A concert was given by the
Grand Army Band, and several handsome
donations were received. The fair will be
continued for four weeks, and a number of at
tractions will be added each night.
Rnnnwnys En Route for Pittsburg.
The Police Department received notice
from the Bellaire, O., authorities last night
that three boys had left that city vesterday
afternoon as runaways, headed for this city.
The lads names are Thomas O'Neill, aged
15; Jessie Carter, aged 17, and another,
whose last name is Cotter.
Or a Literary Tarn.
The Ninth Ward Literary Club has com
pleted arrangements for holding its first an
nual reception in Knights of St. Georges'
Hall, Penn avenue, on the 13th of next
March. The proceeds are to be used to in
crease the club's library.
The Stove Wat Too Hot.
A watchman's box on the B. & O. R. R.,
near the South Tenth streetbridge, was to
tally destroyed by fire last night, the place
having been set ablaze by the stove being
too hot. The damage amounted to $25.
GIVE THE LADIES A SHOW.
Suggested That the Exposition Board
eourase Education I Also, That
Women Want to Bo Heard.
A suggestion was made yesterday by a
public-spirited citizen, relative to combining
some features not yet tried with the plans
heretofore involved", to make the Exposition
He suggests in the first place, that room
be set apart for an educational exhibit of the
public schools of the city, as was done at
the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
It is argued that the object of an Exposi
tion is as much educational as financial,
and that to make the educational depart
ment a success, school boards would be justi
fied in levying taxes sufficient to raise say
$100 in each ward, which would give $3,600
annually, and not bs felt as a burden, when
all pupils of the public schools would be
beneficiaries. He also stated that the Cen
tral Board might add somewhat to the fund.
Another project urged by the same man
was a woman's movement." He referred to
the one that did so much work for the
Sanitary Commission during tho war. He
argued that women had shown that their ca
pacity for getting shekels for religions and
patriotic purposes was greater than that of
They have a way of making people con
tribute willingly and liberally that men
cannot cannot hope to make successful, and
he thought that the feminine mind might be
as enthusiastically enlisted in this matter
as any other. So far they have been al
lowed -to contribute, but have not been
asked to share in the glory of an enterprise
to which they are as much entitled as men.
The suggestions seem worth attention, for
there is no donbt that woman's genius
might succeed where man's effort would be
iuiue. J.ney may not case so mucn inter
est in productions of iron mills and furnaces
as men, but an exposition to be a success
must combine with such exhibits works of
art, textile fabrics and general household
conveniences and adornments, which draw
more women than the first named do men.
TO C0NTIKUE THE B003I.
The Exposition Board Refers the Power
Hall to Their Architect.
The Directors of the Exposition Society
held an informal meeting yesterday after
noon. It was decided to have the plans of Ma
chinery Hall made by the architect as soon
as possible, so that the hall might be built
with the least possible delay. The members
were all in a very cheerful mood and satis
fied that the success of the project is assured.
The silver brick, if it ever arrives, will first
be sold for the benefit of the Wood street
disaster, and then for the benefit of the
society if the owner has no objection.
The solicitors will continue their good
work assisted by the members of the board
in parties of two. The Machinery Ball
will, very appropriately, be made of iron,
steel and glass, and in a few days the pub
lic will learn from a committee the extent
of the building.
Are generally what people want and inquire
after when about to make an investment or
purchase. A piano or organ has ceased to
be a luxury, as almost every house has one
or the other, and no home is completely fur
nished without one. At S. Hamilton's
you will find just what you want in that
line, and not at high prices, but at a price
and on such terms that all can be accommo
dated. Come in and look over the stock, it
is large and varied, and you cannot help
but make a selection that will be satisfac
tory both in price and terms. Don't fail to
come in. S. Hamilton,
01 and 93 Fifth avenue.
A representative of ihe International Pub
lishing and Art Co. called upon us to cor
rect an unfavorable report published in this
and other papers abont magazine companies
in general. They wish it understood that
I their company is doing, as it always has
done, an honorable and fair business. Thev
will pay $100 to anyone who can prove that
they do not keep up to their contracts.
They also call the attention of their
patrons to their, weekly papers, The Iron
City Courier and the Pittsburg Biene, which
contain the names of those who have re
ceived their premiums as advertised.
Try Marvin's rye bread; equal to the fa
mous product of the Fatherland. Grocers
If you have dyspepsia call at No. 1102
Carson street, Southside, and be cured free
Gold-headed canes and umbrellas;
lowest prices, at Hauch's, No. 295Fifth ave.
No charge for engraving. tytsu
rT WILL CURE
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDO'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
Price, 23 cents, at all druggists.
.FLEMING BROa. PITTSBURG, PA
Your Waist is Too Clumsy.
TRY OUR CORSETS,
25c 50C 75c $x oo and $1 50.
Our $1 Kid Glove is Perfect.
T. T. T. ::
3 THOMPSON BROS.,
109 Federal Street,
Second Door Below Park Way.
NEW ADVEETISlfarENTSf t
JOB. HDRNE k CD.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
January Saje Bargains
FOR THIS WEEK
That will payyou to come and see. Many large)
lots of desirable goods to be closed out now:
Special sale of French broadcloths, 52 Inches
wide, full lino of shades, of finest finish, la
three grades, at the Tery low prices of 90c,.
II 25 and $1 0 per yard. .
One lot of French all-wool serges, special
value, at 65c a yard.
A full assortment of colors in Lupin's fins
French cashmeres at 50c. good value at 60c
Imported silk and wool mixed Henrietta
cloths, SI finality at 75c; a finer quality (a 25)
at $1. These are extra bargains.
One lot of finest imported English suitings,
fancy colorings, 51 incbes wide, at SI 0 per
IN BLACK DRESS GOODS.
Some extra nice styles in Jacquard effects,
for combinations, reduced to 50c
One lot winter weight All-wool Black Camel'
Hair Suitings only 3Sc a yard.
4S-inch Black Wool Henrietta at JI,asplen
Full assortment of Black Wool and Silk and
Wool Mixed Henrietta Cloths, best makes, at
very close prices.
Extra good valqes in Black French Broad
Prices the lowest ever quoted in our
For instance. Black Gros Grain Silks at 63c,
73c 85c, 90c; one lot, 21 inches wide, only 95c a
yard; same width at Si 25 and SI 35 a yard; also
other special good values at SI SO, SI 75, S3 to
50 a yard. These Black Gros Grain Silks, for
quality and cheapness, excel any you can buy.
Black Faille Francalse Silks at 75c, 90c, SL
Black Rhadzimirs at SI; Black Satin Rhadames
at 75c, 85c, SI: Black Armure Silks at SI; Black
Peau o"e Soie at $1; Black Satin de Lyon at SI;
BlackArmnrettesatSl; Black Surah Silks at
60c, 65c, 75c, 90c, Si, SI 15. SI 25 to $2 a yard;
Black Brocade Satins at 80c (dollar quality),
SI 25, SI 50 to S7 50 a yard.
We mention these as special bargains,and ad
vise you to make your purchases now.
IN COLORED SILKS we have to-day: Col
ored Moire Silks reduced to 50c, 75c and SI,
were SI, SI 50 and S2 a yard: also a line of dark'
and light colored Brocade Satin stripe Grena-'
dines at 75c a yard a bargain at SL
New designs in 27-inch India Silks at 75c a
yard SI 25 quality.
BARGAINS FOR HOUSE
KEEPERS. IN OUR CURTAIN ROOM Over one thou
sand pairs of extra strong Nottingham Lace,
Curtains at 75c a pair. Other great reductions
in finer qualities. We have also marked down!
our entire stock of Heavy Curtains and Por-j
tleres. The prices will make a quick sale, we,
know. Purchasers must come at once.
One lot Silk Shiela Curtains, $15 from S75.'
One lot Velour Curtains, S35, were S50. One loti
extra heavy and fine Chenille Curtains, S20 to
S10. One lot S15 to SI0. One lot S3 to $7. The;
last Is exceptionally good value.
Closing out Tapestry and Chenille Table and
Piano Covers, too. Read the prices: Tapestry
Covers, one yard square, 50c each: Chenille'
Covers, one-yard sqnare. 75c each. Jute Velour!
Dining Table Covers, S19 to SI3; S22 to SIS, all
handsomely embroidered with gold tinsel.1
Plush Center Piano Covers, 833 to SCO; Juta:
Velour Piano Covers, S2S to S20. Also bargains
In Furniture Coverings and Uphosterlng ma
terials, embroidered Swisses for Sash Curtains,
Colored Madras; a large tableful of odds and
ends, all at very low prices.
OUR EMBROIDERY BARGAIN SALE on
table In first aisle near entrance to the Cloak
Room. Great mark downs in Remnants and
odd lengths of fine All Overs, Flounclngs,
Edges, French Bands, Yoking Materials and
White Goods at about one-half price.
COUNTER LOTS OF MARK TOVrTT
DRESS TRIMMINGS Galoons, Braid Trim
mings, Bead Ornaments, Be?d Gimps, Tinsel
Galoons, all to be closed ont this. week.
NEW STOCK OF
The nicest and best fitting garments and
Here ara some prices on muslin and cambria
underwear: Muslin corset covers, 20c up; cam
bric 25c; muslin chemise. 25c nn; muslin draw
ers, with cluster tucks. 25c; skirts, with cam
bric ruffle, 50c; chemise, pompadour shape,
with lace front and edged with lace, only 50c;
also, with tucked yoke and embroidered edge,
only 50c; plain sarquo night gown, with tuck
and cambric ruffle around neck and sleeves,
only 50c; skirts, with full cambric ruflle and
tucks above ruffle, at 50c; with cambric ruffle
and embroidered edge, at 75c. Our 95c gowns
are equal to many sold at SI 25, for trimming
and finish and material. Fine chemises from
SI to S3 each in fact, complete assortment of
finest lace trimmed sets, equal to any made in
elegance of finish.
OVER ONE THOUSAND WINTER
WRAPS AT HALF PRICES in our large new
cloak department. Special bargains in Seal
plush garments. See our real Alaska seal
coats at 5125. Real AHsKa seal mantles, plain
andl fnr trimmed, at S100 each. These are re
liable and fine girments that will give satis
factory wear, and not job lots of inferior qual
ity. Elegant Paris long cloth garments at less
than cost. Our entire stock of ladles' suits and
dresses, including finest Pans costumes, away
By all means come to this great January bar
gain sale this week.
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PENN AVENUE STORES.
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