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IT IS BOOMING.
The Kniglits of Labor Increas
ing in Membership.
M.W. JOHN B. EEA'S FIGURES
He Says the Membership Has Doubled
in Some Sections.
THE CHARGES AGAINST THE G.M.W.
Postmaster Larkin Jlay Engage in the
Cotton Tie Business, and
WILL UTILIZE SEYMOUR'S PATENTS
The disintegration in the Knights of
Labor has been checked and the order is
now in good chape and hundreds of mem
bers are being added daily, particularly in
N. T. A- 135, coal miners. Bidence of
this was given to a reporter for this paper
last evening by Master 'Workman John B.
Bea. As is known he succeeded "W. T.
Lewis to this position when the latter
quarreled with the administration and ad
vocated one national organization of coal
Mr. Rea has been all through the Con
ncllsville region and yesterday returned
irom a tonr of tbe Mnnongahela mines with
very encouracing reports of large increases
"The membership of 2T. T. A. 135 this
month," said he, "has increased 1,500, that
is in new members, while a large number of
members who were behind in their dncs
have paid up, and are now
IN GOOD STANDING.
"I attended a meeting of one local assem
bly in the Monongahela valley last week
where 40 members were reinstated. There
is a law that a member who is more than
six months in arrears can wipe out his in
debtedness by paying the initiation fee of
$1. Many are availing themselves of the
opportunity to come back into the fold, and
the order will soon be stronger than ever
"In the coke region we have doubled our
membership within a month and are now in
good shape to insist on a uniform scale of
wages. The men all have money and will
not suffer through a strike, if one should be
neceseary, as much in proportion as the
operators. The members of the National
Progressive Union and the miners and
workers who do not belong to either organ
ization will likely work together in any
movement that is inangnrated for a uniform
STANDING BY POWDEELY.
"What do ynu know of the report that
Powderly brought several locals from N. T.
A. 135, into D. A. 1G, in order to elect a
friend to the General Assembly?" was
"That report is untrue, but is being used
by Barry and others opposed to the order.
The facts are these: Two locals in D. A. 16
decided at a meeting, when there were only
a few members present, to withdraw and go
into .N. T. A. 13o. At subsequent meet
ings, when there was a full attendance, this
action was rescinded. Powderly did not
have anything to do witn the matter. I
will remain here lor several days and con
tinue my work among the miners on the
river and rail and in the Connellsville re
gion." Master "Workman Boss, of D. A. 3, who
was recently elevated to the position, eays
the district is in excellent shape, and the
prospects for a large increase in membership
before the next district meeting are very
MAY MAKE COTTON TIES.
Postmaster Larkin Will Likely Revive no
O'd Pitlsbiirc Industry The Tariff a
Good Thine for One Good Democrat.
The manufacture of hoop iron and cotton
ties, which was once one of the leading in
dustries of this section, will likely be re
vived. This industry was kille.l several
years ago when the duty on hoop iron was
cut off. Cotton ties can be brought into this
country cheaper than they can be made
here, as the freight is nominal, as they are
used as ballast.
About two years ago James Seymour, a
boss roller at Lindsay & McCutcheon's
mill, invented a machine for the manufact
ure of hoop iron that greatly lessened the cost
of production. A full description was given
in this paper at the time. There was talk
of a revival of the cotton tie industry here,
and Mr. Seymour received a number of
very flattering offers for his invention.
Satisfactory terms could not be agreed
upon, as the firms who bid for it wanted
to buy it outright while the inventor in
sisted on a royalty and the privilege of sell
ing the right to use the machine to any
manufacturer. Since that time nothing has
been done, but the prospects for the passage
of the Senate tariff bill, which imposes a
dnty on hoop iron, seem to be good, and this
will undoubtedly shnt out the foreign iron.
The fact that a leading Democrat in this
city, namely, Postmaster John Larkin, is
seriously considering the advisability of en
gaging in the manufacture of hoop iron and
cotton ties, is an indication that the bill
will be passed.
Last week Mr. Larkin sent for Mr. Sey
mour and opened negotiations for the pur
chase of his patent, but nothing definite has
yet been done.
"When a Dispatch reporter saw Mr.
Seymour he admitted that he was negotiat
ing with Mr. Larkin, but declined to men
tion the amount offered or any of the details
until a sale is made. He says he has re
ceived several oners lor nis invention, one
firm agreeing to pay him S10.000 and a roy
alty it the Senate tariff bill is passed.
IN BEHALF OP THE MINERS.
John Flsnnery and Homer L. DIcGavr Start
Ing for Harrisburg.
Mr. John Flannery, of the Trades Coun
cil Legislative Committee, will go to Har
risburg this evening to attend the K. of L.
Convention which opens in that city to
morrow. "While there he -w ill look to the
interests of the miners' billspresented to the
Legislature by Senator Hines aud Eenre
bentative Farwell. which have some points
that the miners favor.
Homer L. McGaw, also a member of the
Legislative Committee, will accompany Mr.
Flannery, if possible.
A CHANGE AT OSCEOLA MINES.
Proprietorship, With the Former
Owner for tbe Ulnnngrr.
Thomas B. Dewees will operate the Osce
ola Coal Works, commencing early next
month, and the former owner, Jesse H. De
wees, will manage it.
itor, will buy the coal lease of the Osceola
Coal Company. j
WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE.
Stinting Comments From the Homeopath
Upon tho Proposed State Board of Li
censer and Examiners.
The homeopathic physicians of the State
are up in arms against their brethren, the
allopaths. The question at stake is the
passage of the bill now before the Legisla
ture, which provides for the appointment of
a State Board of Licensers and Examiners,
whose duty it shall be to examine and
license those who desire to practice medi
cine. The opposition to the bill is based on the
fact that, as it now stands, it does not pro
vide for equable representation for the
homeopaths and allopaths. Of the former
there are nearly COO in the State, and they
say that if a clause is not inserted giving
them what they demand the bill cannot and
will not be passed.
They claim that an allopathic board is not
capable of examining a homeopath, as there
are manv radical differences in their prin
ciples. Dr. J. C. Burgher, a resident home
opath, was interviewed by a DisrATCH re
porter, and said:
"It would be a gross Injustice to allow this
bill to pass as it is, for tbe measure might be
used against us so as to shut us out from prac
tice entirely. I am certainlv in favor of aboard
such as proposed, for it will be a further ben
efit to the public. We do not need it as badly
now as vc did some cars ago, when the col
leges turned out men whose education was in
ferior to that of the present da."
"Are there such boards in other States?"
"Yes; to mv knowledge these exist In several
States, and our school is represented on every
one. It is not more than fair that here in Penn
svlvania, containinc nearly 600 homeopaths, we
should not be represented. Then again, there
are the electrics, who claim to take the cood
parts of both homeopathic and allopathic prin
ciples. These should also be represented."
Dr. McClelland, of Penn avenue, also a
homeopath, said to a reporter: "This is the
same old trick of the allopaths. They
have tried it in several other States, not
very long ago in Virginia, but it has always
fallen through, and I think it has a very
slim chance of success in this State."
Dr. M. C. Blystone, of the Homeopathic
Hospital, seemed to favor a board, provided
that his school of medicine was represented.
He said: "There is no doubt but that this
bill will not be passed. It will be antagon
ized by the different couuty organizations of
the homeopaths and also "by the State or
ganization. "We must have representation
on any snch body, which, with the above
proviso, would be beneficial."
THEKE'S MANY A SLIP.
How Two Pittsburg Coke Men and a Tonne
Fellow Missed a Fortnne.
An illustration of how one man misses it,
and another hits it, is recalled by the his
tory of the oil lands recently purchased by
a Pittsbnrgcr in the Taylorstown district
It seems a young fellow of this town was
down in that district when the Taylorstown
field was in its infancy. He Knocked
about for a year or so and somehowmanaged
to acquire a cood interest in 800 acres of
Taylorstown land right on the line ot the
new oil belt
As a well was to be drilled at once on the
land forfeited, he came to this city and re
ceived a promise from two well-known coke
capitalists that they would take hold and
drill the well. The tno gentlemen fooled
and fumbled around, consulted the "ex
pert," and hesitated and were lost. The
time of leasehold expired, the disgusted
young man relinquished his title to the land
and it fell into other hands.
But two weeks asro 400 acres of the land
were sold for $1)0,000 and the other half
can't be purchased nt all. Two dignified
gentlemen are dividing the time between
kicking themselves and their "expert
scout," who reported unfavorably on the
landi and tbe' nnfortun!,te young man has
drifted awav, no one knows or cares whither,
though perhaps to hit it next time.
AN ALLEGHENY INCENDIARY.
A Grocery Store That Was Set on Fire
Twice Within a Week.
About 4 o'clock yesterday morning a fire
broke out in a very mysterious way in the
grocery of F. H. Bragdon, at the corner of
Craig and Robinson streets, Allegheny.
Officer Milligan noticed the blaze in time to
prevent serious loss. An alarm was turned
in from box 74, and the fire was extinguished
with a loss of about $50. The stairway lead
ing from the store to the second floor, which
is occupied as a club room, was damaged.
Assistant Chief Jones says there is every
evidence of an attempt to destroy the build
ing, and he will make an effort to appre
hend the incendiary. About a week ago,
he says, tbe carpet in the club room was cut
into strips, saturated with oil and set on fire,
but it was discovered in time to prevent a
serious conflagration. As there was no fire
in the building yesterday, Mr. Jones be
lieves the fire was started by an incendiary.
A NEW S0UTIISIDE CLUB.
The Dllworlb, Porter fc Co., Strikers to
Spend Thxir Time in Enjoyment.
A new club, to be called the Z. "Wain
wright Club, has been organized on the
Southside, composed principally of Dil
wortb. Porter & Co., strikers The club has
rented a room at 403 Carson street, near the
Franklin House, and intends to employ its
spare time there, "so the police won't have
any cause to make informations against us
for beiug on the street corners," as one re
marked to a reporter.
The men say that they do not want any
trouble in the least, and will do everything
to prevent such. The club is intended to be
a permanent one.
OFF TO THE CAPITAL AGAIN.
Allegheny's Charter Committees Again
the Legislative Tolls.
The committee appointed at the citizens'
meeting held in Common Council Chamber,
Allegheny, on Saturday night, and which
is to confer with the Finance Committee in
relation to a new code of laws for Alle
eheuy, will hold a meeting to-night for the.
purpose ot organizing and preparing a form
The Charter Committee of Councils is
to make another trip to Harrisburg and will
leave for that city to-day.
DEATH IN A HOCKING CHAIB.
Exposure nnd Alcoholism tbe Canses of an
Old Womnn's Disease.
Bridget "Woods, aged 62 years, Irvine at
No. 23 John street, was found dead in a
rocking chair by her husband j'esterday
morning abont 5 o'clock. She had returned
home late Saturday night, and had gone to
sleep in the chair.
The coroner was notified and held an in
quest yesterday afternoon, the jury render
ing a verdict of death from exposure and
The fall dress reception to take place at
Christy's Dancing Academy, Thursday
next, promises to be a grand affair. Ar
rangements for the reception have been in
progress for several months, and the pro
gramme, just completed, presents an elabor
ate and appropriate appearance for the oc
casion. Tbe Injuries Cnnsed His Death.
An inquest will be held to-day on the
body of John Shields, the 14-year-old boy
who was injured on Saturday night at .Mc
Cnndlcss station, on the A. "V. K. E., and
who died at the "West Penn Hospital yes
terday. OO far a Bit of a Trip.
Mr. E. A. Hervey, of Sydney, Australia,
left for Chicago last evening on the limited.
He has been in New York and is on his
way home to Australia.
THE ARTISTS' IDEAS.
Wliy the Exposition Board Should
Give Them a Good Place for
A SPLENDID PUBLIC ART GALLERY.
Plenty of Fine Pittsburg Talent, But It
Must Be Encouraged,
0E CINCINNATI WILL -OUTSTEIP US
The successful issue of the Exposition at
no very distant date, and the uncertainty as
to just what the Board is going to do in re
gard to art, and what the effect of an art
gallery in the Exposition would be, are sub
jects of interest to every citizen who feels
that a step in advance is toon to be made in
In an interview yesterday, John "W. Beat
ty said what he thought himself, and what
he had gathered among his brother artists
in this city, and he certainly voiced the sen
timents of the artists who are all interested
in the action of theExpositton when he said:
We should have a permanent art exhibition
in Pittsburg and if the Exposition directors
look favorably upon tbe project, now is tho
t'me to discuss it.
WhjT First, because tho city, as a great
manufacturing center, needs it. Second, be
cause it would be a standing expression of one
phase of our intellectual life. Third, because
it would afford all our people a po erf ul means
of cultivating knowledge and taste.
NOT ONE BRANCH, BUT ALL.
To accomplish these objects, exhibits should
not be confined to the fine arts. Every avail
able article of borne or foreign manufacture,
embodying art qualities In design and decora
tion, should be included, and at the disposal,
throughout the year, of students and repre
sentatives of manufacturing establishments. It
should, at least, be a reflex of the very highest
standard, thus far attained, by American man
ufacturers and designers. It is more than
probable that this feature of a permanent ex
hibition could easily be secured.
Many manufacturers throughout this and
other countries would doubtless contribute
representative articles. Let us look at the
subject more closely. A few years ago Major
Samuel Harper read a paper before the Central
Board of Education. He said:
:lt is hard to admit it, but it is true, that for
the most beautiful articles we are dependent
upon foreigners. The reason is because we
have neglected industrial education. We have
been more careful about producing rmantity
than quality. We pay an enormous trWute to
foreign people. We hao the material, but we
want the skill. The countries on the other side
of tbe water reap the benefit. The time has
come to inaugurate a-general system of indus
trial education. Pittsburg onght to come
among the first."
At the annual convention of tbe Potter's
Association, held in Washington this week
(January 23), It was agreed among the mem
bers that there is a rapid drift or opinion in the
direction ot the production oi tne nner ana
more artistic classes of ceramic ware. The
vast bulk of the importations 'from foreign
countries is of this product, hile the Ameri
can manufacturer has been confining himself
almost entirety to the cheaper grades of earth
We. like the Indian, have been content to
make clav pots, seeing nothing bnt tbe utility
of the article. The same observation applies
nithenuil force to many articles of home
manufacture, Europe has been performing
the intellectual work,
AND HEAPING THE BENEFIT.
This country has made rapid strides in the
direction of artistic productions during tbe
past few years. Tbe Cincinnati Kookwood
pottery is known now for its artistic worth
throughout the markets of the world. Cincin
nati is not Pittsburg. The reputation this
sister city is gaining through oue product, does
not benefit our city.
Tho National Potters' Convention referred
to, by resolution, decided to oiler a liberal
prize or series of prizes for artistic designs in
the matter of form or decoration, for the pur
pose of encouraging the production of original
and artistic designs and decorations by purely
American talent. Some time ago the President
of one of our largest glass manufacturing es
tablishments, in conversation with me. said
that his chief difficulty in Pittsburg was to se
cure competent designers. Now, if a Pittsburg
designer or pupil decides to compete for one of
these prizes, to what source shall he turn
for mlormation or a standard? Or, what is
more practical, if a Pittsburg artisan decides
to create a new design for one of tbe many
articles manufactured here, from what source
shall he draw inspiration?
He has but his own workshop and thearticles
previously designed therein. He should Lave
within his horizon then hole universe of de
sign! Cut off from tbe student the knowledge
of the past, and he must begin at tho beginning.
Blot out tbe existing masterpieces of art, and
the artist must studv tbe whole field for him
self. This is what a permanent exhibition
would mean to Pittsburg. A constant stimulus
to manufacturers and means of education to
1 oang people especially.
If Me could have the Vanderbllt collection of
paintings In Pittsburg for ten years for public
use. tbe effect would lie tremendous. Our tity
Mould, in the matter of art, lay aside its
swaddling clothes, and walk. Such is the
educational influence of masterly works.
EFFECTS OF A PUBLIC GALLERY:
If we can have for public use, a complete
representation of tbe highest attainment in
design and decorative art, the influence will
not be lost upon our city. She will begin to
examine her children more critically before
sending them forth. Having the means of
comparison at band, we will thereby make
advance. We can have this kind of a
permanent exhibition, if we will, and if tbe
nroject commends itself to the exposition
management. To secure works representing
tbe fine arts will be more difficult.
Bad pictures would defeat the object. Good
ones cost enormously. Nevertheless, the mas
terpieces of tbe world can be secured in the
f orm of pbotogra'ibs and other reproductions,
at little cost. Plaster casts do not cost much,
and they truthful) representtheartlstic wealth
of ages Ira home bad been offered for paint
ing in Pittsburg, it is probable that the 8hoen
berger, the Woolf, and the Thompson Bell col
lections of paintings would not have been
taken from Pittsburg, without, at least, paying
tribute to the native borne of the collectors.
The finest architecture of the world could be
represented by reproductions. Such an exhibit
would benefit the Exposition Society's annual
exhibition, and prova an enduring 'benefit to
It should be under the care of an incorpor
ated aid society, whoe object should be to
ultimately secure a perminent building, and
steadih increase tbe usefulness of the organ
ization and maintain a high standard for the
CITIZENS LINK DODBLEKS.
Additional Smoking mid Bnggngo Cars Soon
to Be Run.
The Citizens' Traction Company will
probably soon give its patrons auother con
venience, in the shape of a smoking and
baggage car, to be attached to the main car.
The old horse cars wili be used for this pur
pose, after undergoing slight alterations.
The Catholic Pnrndc.
Delegates representing 300 lodges and
branches of Catholic organizations met last
night, in the hall of Company B, Knights
of St. George, on Penn avenue, for the pur
pose of perfecting arrangements for the
monster Catholic demonstration on Febru
ary 22 The parade will take place in tbe
morning, llr. TIios. Cosgrave, of Brad
dock, was chosen Chief Marshal.
A Handsome Gnteway Completed.
The new gateway to the Allegheny Ceme
tery, on Penn avenue, is about completed,
as only the finishing touches remain to be
done. Tbe gateway, together with house
and tower, is built of unirimmed granite
and presents a ery pretty appearance,
being quite an ornament to that part of the
He Insulted the Mayor.
John Larimer was arrested on Federal
street, Allegheny, late Saturday night for
swearing. Mayor Pearson imposed ' a sen
tence of ten days to jail, when the prisoner
used some very insulting language ahd'His
Honor increased tbe sentence to 30 davs.
A Bluebeard's Sentence.
Patrick Means, living in Howard's row,
Manchester, knocked his wife down yester
day and kicked her in the side. Officer
Eberhart gathered him in, and Mayor Fear
son sent him to the workhouse for 30 days.
DISPATCH,1 - '
ll'KAY'S INDIAN LEGEND.
He Gives the Noble Kcd Sinn's Theory as to
How the1 Salmon Got'Above the Falls of
tbe Columbia River.
Captain Donald McKay, the veteran scout,
who has served the Government 22 years
among the Indians of the Pacific Coast as
guide and interpreter, was found behind the
scenes at the Indian show in Odd Fellows'
Hall, Southside, yesterday evening by a Dis
patch reporter, and, in the course of a
little chat, told a legend or two that he
had heard while among tbe Indians, which
will doubtless be interesting as told in his
own words. "When asked for a legend, he
I might tell you about the time when there
were no people, so the Indians believe, and all
vi ere animals; but they could talk just like
you and I can. The coyote, ho was the big
man and ruled everything. The eagle, he was
prettiest and most powerful among tbe birds.
Tbe coyote was always getting In a trap, but
always getting out again. He was a meau fel
low, and used to change himself into any
animal he wanted to be, and go round and see
what was going on. It was be that broke
Dalles Falls on the Columbia river and let the
salmon go up. When he used to life way up
North he didn't have any fish, because five
young maidens, or swallows, owned all the
fish, and blocked up the river with five stones,
so they couldn't get up.
After trying every means to break the dam,
tbe cayote appealed to the lark with tbe
broken wing, who was bis fortune-teller, and
told him if lie didn't tell him bow to break the
dam he would make it rain. So tbe lark told
him to turn into a little child and float down
the river in his canoe, and the five swallows
would pick him un. This he did. and when the
five maidens saw him they picked him up, and
fed him and kept him in a hollow tree and
gave hbii eels' tails to suck to keep blm from
crjingand fed him on roots. When he grew
up, one day he bled on to the
fails, while they were digging roots, and
there he found five bars and five caps which
the five maidens wore on their beads. He put
these all on, and commenced to pry off the
rocks. Just as be got tbe first one off, the
stick that one of tbe maidens was digging roots
with broke, and, knowingsometbing was wrong,
they rushed to the rock and fell on him aud
beat him, and broke four of the caps; but, just
before they broke the fifth one, ho rolled the
lastrock off, and tbe salmon swam up tbe Co
lumbia river. And then be called tbe meadow,
lark with tbe broken wing, and he said, "Welt
done," and told all the animals that whenever
tho saw the swallow come up the river tbey
could always find salmon; and so it is to this
day. After the coyote was gone the five
maidens' descendants all looked just like
coyotes, and they grew up and were powerful
TOUNG MEN'S CATHOLIC CLUB.
Its Organization Perfected, and n,
Bnllding Soon to be Erected.
The Young Men's Catholic Club, of St.
James Church, "West End, completed its
organization yesterday afternoon by the
election of the following named officers:
President, Christopher Moyan; Vice Presi
dent, James O'Toole; Recording Secretary,
Thomas O'Shaugbnessey; Financial Secretary,
Timothy Kelly; Treasurer, James Fllnn; Board
of Trustees, William B. Johnson, Thomas J.
Foley, WiHiam Kelleher, Patrick Stack and
The first steps at actual organization were
taken a week ago last Sunday, when a tem
porary chairman was appointed, and the
project assumed definite form. The society
commences with 77 charter members. The
object of the club is to furnish a iplace ot
amusement and pleasure coupled with re
ligious work similar to the Young Men's
Christian Association. They already have
in view the purchase or lease of a piece of
ground on which to build, as soon as practi
cable, a clubhouse, with a library, gym
nasium, bath, etc., the different committees
being now at work to this end.
The club will hold a meeting in the base
ment of the parochial school building next
Wednesday evening, and begin practice at
athletic sports with the gloves, dumb-bells,
Father James H. Cosgrave was one of the
prime movers in the club formation, aud ex
presses a desire to see it grow and become
COL. GEISCOH'S DENiiL.
Tho Manager of tho Monon House Now
Colonel Griscom, of the Monongahela
House, now denies in toto the item in re
gard to the probable closing of the hotel,
which was published yesterday morning.
He and others in authority have allowed
themselves to be repeatedly quoted in tne
matter, and on all occasions have said that
he would not renew his lease at $22,000 a
year. In view of this fact, and that no
other lessee had been secured, some natural
conclusions were drawn, and, whether they
are correct or not, time will tell.
Some of the boarders at the hotel say they
are angry because Manager Griscom did not
explain to them which course might be pur
sued. Certain it is that it he will not renew
the lease, and no other parties take charge
of the hotel, its doors will not remain open
for the hotel to run itself.
PAYING THE PIPER.
Twenty-Two People Did Pcnnnco In Central
Station Testerday A. 01.
The sum total of Saturday night's amuse
ments presented before Magistrate Gripp
yesterday morning was 22.
James Cleary had been pointing firearms
in a Liberty avenue saloon and frightened
everybody half to death 30 days to the
John Donavan was surely not his brother's
keeper, for he threw a briok through a door
in his relative's house, resisted arrest most
forcibly and tore tbe officer's beautiful blue
suit Two months to the same place.
Twenty druuks and disorderlies, with one
lone vag, were given each what they de
served. A CLOSE CALL.
Several Allegheny Fnmlllrs Narrowly Es
cape Death by Suffocation.
Tbe gas lamps in several localities in Al
legheny, which had been lighted early in
the evening, were suddenly extinguished
about midnight Saturday. Several officers
noticed that the lights had gone out and the
gas was escaping. In order to prevent acci
dent they notified people living in the vicin
ity, who were liable to be suffocated while
Dr. F. "W. Heron, whose residence is at
the corner of North and Madison avenues,
was aroused, and found his bedroom and
office filled with gas. Several of his neigh
bors were also informed. The cause of the
sudden shutting off of the gas is a mystery.
HERNIA AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE
The Causes of Death of a Little Colored Lad
'Squire Holtzman, of Braddock, Saturday
morning held an inqnest on the body of
William Uorbin, the little colored boy
found dead in its crib by its mother. The
jury returned a verdict that the child came
to his death through hernia, aggravated by
gross negligence on the part of his parent.
The child had been ruptured.
The American mechanics' Parade.
The committee on the first division of tlie
"Washington birthday parade met in Odd
Fellows' Hall, on tbe Southside. Saturday
night. J. C. Shaler, of Grand View Coun
cil, who had been appointed as Chief of
Staff, resigned, and Marshal Murphy ap
pointed B. A. Harris in his place. The aids
to the Marshal's staff include the members
of the committee and four additional mem
bers from each council of the south side of
A Woman Falls on the Chnrch Steps.
"While walKingdown the steps of the
Butler Street M. E- Chnrch yesterday
morning, Mrs. Mary Miller, the wife of a
United States soldier at the Allegheny Ar
senal, lest her footing and fell, fracturing
oneof her legs.- Sh$ had to be taken home
in an ambulance.
- MONDAY, - JANUARY "
QUERY OF THE H0UB.
Will Prohibition Prove More Effectual
Here Than Elsewhere?
A "MAN WHO CITES KANSAS FOE IT.
The Local Organizers of All Temperance
People Yefy Active.
BEADDOCKAIMS TO GO" DRY ANIWAI
A gentleman wandered into this office last
night straight from Kansas, and told of
some of the tricks of people who are obliged
to buy their budge on the sly. The gentle
man is a well known business man here,
who has been spending several months in
He says he is a temperance man himself,
but opposes prohibition, and says he
has had ample opportunity to see how
stringent measures had a contrary effect
and resulted in a case where extremes
The gentleman had traveled all through
Kansas, and had especially spent most of
his time, for several months, in the small
towns. Of these small towns, many of them
are notorious the country around, as being
"drug-store towns," and it is to these towns
the business of the immediate country
around drifts, while theaplaces that follow
the spirit of the law, instead of the letter,
THE COLD SHOULDER.
In a drug-store town, the thirsty stranger
is steered into a drng shop and handed n
printed form. He writes down on the pad
thai his name is John Smith and he is very
ill indeed, and wants a pint of whisky for a
tonic. Some doctor, or any doctor's name is
printed on the tab and the drug clerk is
safe. These stores, by the wav, consist of
$50 worth of drugs and 5500 worth of
Then the stranger is amazed at the
frequency of billiard signs, but a billiard
sign means plenty of booze. In the rear of
the billiard room is a hole in the wall, and if
the stranger wants beer he asks for "malt,"
if his stomach requires whisky, he asks for
"cider," and many uniformed marshals are
seen going in nnd out of these places. One
town of 16,000 was especially quoted as
having 127 'joints where liquors were
NOT 80 BENEFICIAL.
No stock was taken by the gentleman in
the talk of the benefits of prohibition in
Kansas, and he said the only benefit was to
the. cities on the border or over tbe
border in other States. Kansas City
was quoted as an illustration. Fart
of the city is in Kansas and part
in Missouri and the portion in Missouri is
placed at an enormous valnation above that
portion in Kansas, and as drink was sold in
the one State and not in the other the result
was that ail business drifted into Missouri.
The gentleman said that the greatest fail
ure of prohibition would be in the fearful
poison sold as whisky and beer. The par
ties who were breaking the law must make
a big profit and they adulterate everything.
He cited several cases known to the public
where men were actually indicted for man
slaughter in killing their customers with
illicit bad whisky. High license, issned to
only respectable men, he claimed to be a
solution of the question.
UNITY OP ACTION.
Growth of a Feeling In Temperance Circles
That All Mast Combine.
In deference to the growing interest in the
methods to be employed in pushing the Con
stitutional amendment question, Mr.
Andrew Brvce, a member ot the Prohibi
tion Executive Committee, was asked if
there were anything new in that quarter.
He said that the great temperance organi
zations of the country were rapidly com
bining in order to concentrate their eflorts
upon the question. Of these organizations
the Nationnl Temperance Society and the
National "W. C. T. TJ. had recently volun
teeied their aid to all the State societies to
fight their one foe. The only condition they
asked in the amalgamation was that there
be entire unitv of action. Measures will
speedily be taken by which the national
and State forces may combine to the best
He said a convention will soon be held
where delegates from all societies and or
ganizations will meet, irrespective of class
or religious sect, to form a plan for united
action and to take entire charge of the cam
paign they see ahead. The convention of
the Prohibition party, to be held in Harris
burg on February 5, will certainly result in
delegates being appointed for a united con
vention, and in nil probability the meeting
at Harrisburg will result in some important
measures being formulated to aid this pro
posed union. Some of the churches have
also taken a step toward unity, and he hoped
and expected that all churches would join
in tbe movement.
BRADDOCK AGAINST BOOZE.
Tho Clergy of the Borough nnd Suburbs at
Work for Reform.
Braddock preachers will evidently make
a vigorous effort to have the prohibition
amendment carry in that town. A meeting
of the ministers was held in the Presbyterian
church Saturday aftefnoon, the object of
the conference being to adopt effective plans
to further the passage of the amendment.
Kev. Messrs. Boyle, Shaw, Lane, Sherrick,
Hassler, Dickey, Eeinewald and Munden
In Favor of the Amendment.
Eev. L. F: Cole, national organizer for
the Independent Order of Good Templars,
of La Crosse, "Wis., delivered an address in
the Zion M. E. Church, Allegheny, last
evening. He explained the platform and
principles of the order he represents, and
advised those present to vote for the Consti
tutional amendment. Alderman A. H.
Leslie accompanied the speaker and made a
TO OPPOSE THE EXTRADITION TREATY.
A K. of L.xComralttee Will Put Fennsy's
Senators on Record.
The Knights of Labor made arrangements
yesterday to make a strong protest to tbe
Senate against the ratification of the extra
dition treaty with Great Britain, to come up
for its consideration to-morrow. The objec
tion being that it would make extradition
possible for political offenses, and, as the
Knights of Labor is now international and
has many friends of the Irish Cause, it is
feared that it would be detrimental to the
interests of its members.
If possible, a committee will go to "Wash
ington and put the Pennsylvania Senators
on record for or against the treaty.
Fonr Pastors to Select From.
The members of the Knoxville Presby
terian Church will hold a meeting to-night
for the purpose of electing a pastor. There
are four candidates to the pastorate, Kev.
Messrs. Hill, of Cannonsburg; Douglass,
formerly pastor of the Oak Alley Congrega
tion; Moore, formerly of the Eighth Presby
terian Church, and Hunter, of Indiana
They Refuto tho Poisoning Story.
It was reported at the Eleventh ward sta
tion, by Officer Brennen, last night that a
girl living on Bedford avenue was reported
to have taken poison. He had not investi
gated the case and had no definite informa
tion on the matter. A visit was made to
the house and the report was strongly denied.
28, , ' 1889:
A STORY WITH A MORAL.
A Basket With a Pocketbook and a Tramp
With a Pencil.
A good joke on one of the officials of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is going, the
rounds of the railway offices of the city.
The official in question lives out the line at
a small place where there is no station agent.
Several days ago be came to town in tbe
morning, and after getting a market basket
filled with provisions put it on a train and
sent it to its place of destination. He forgot
to tell his family what train he would send
the basket on, and as a result there was no
person at the small platform to receive the
"When the train arrived at the nlace the
baggage master, as per enstom, put the
basket off, and the train went on, leaving
the hamper on the platform.
After the train had movedout of sight a
tramp came sauntering along in theopposite
direction, and, thinking it was a special dis
pensation from Providence, proceeded to do
business with the basket. Taking off the
lid, he saw n note signed by the official, to
the effect that the "pocketbook was under
the meat." The tramp, after sampling sev
eral articles of produce, removed the meat
and took out the pocketbook. The latter he
conveyed to one of his own pockets, and
then replaced the articles very carefully in
the basket. The tramp wrote on the bottom
of the note that he had immediate use for
money, and the meat hadn't, so he would
borrow it for the time being. The pocket
book contained only between 5i and 55 and
a family railroad ticket.
An Unprecedented Tjow Bnrometer Fenrs
ol Another Cyclone Allnyed.
The rather obstreperous, threatening ap
pearance of the weather last evening created
a fear of another cyclone as the wind
whistled in a manner most uncomfortable
A hasty visit to the den of Sergeant Stew
art showed that things had been somewhat
alarming, but the fear of a high wind had
It will be remembered that the lowest
barometer ever recorded in this city was
thatjast preceding the cyclone, when it
fell to 29.08. At 4 o'clock yesterdar, how
ever, the alarming and unprecedented fig
ures of 29.01 were reached. A bulletin
was immediately sent to headquarters at
"Washington, and an answer received that
no especial alarm need be felt, as the indi
cations were for merely a medium high
west wind, with a sudden change of tem
perature. At 755 p. ir. the wind was blowing at
the rate of 28 miles per hour, and at 8 it
had fallen to 18 and declining. At 5 in the
afternoon the temperature was 49U, and
at 8 it had suddenly fallen to 34, with
fair prospects of reaching 20 before morn
ing. This sudden change in wind and
temperature, Mr. Stewart thought, ex
plained the remarkable actions of the
barometer in falling from 29 43 at 8 A. SI.
to the strange depth of 29.01 at 4 P. m.
A Pleasant Concert nt the Forbes Street
Central Turner Hall.
The Central Turner Hall on Forbes street
was crowded last evening with the best
German society of the two cities, listening
to a musical entertainment which, like all
the verein's entertainments, was very enjoy
able. It began at about 8 o'clock. All
who were not members of tbe verein or did
not belong to a members family were ex
cluded. The programme, although of a strictly
musical nature, ran slightly toward light
opera and consisted of about a dozen num
bers. First came several solos and duets,
rendered by Messrs. Adrian and Krove.
These were followed by several well-rendered
selections on various musical instru
ments. Finally, a quartet selection rendered
by Messrs. Krove, Adrian, Frank Becker
and Joseph Kramer, concluded an evening
which had been very pleasantly spent by all
These entertainments are given nearly
every Sunday evening, and are generally,
as in this instance, of an informal character.
To-night a German drama will be pro
duced at the verein's hall.
M'KEESPORT'S CLOSE CALL,
A Fire That Threatened to Level a Whole
Square of Bnildlngs.
The grocery store of Morgan Bros., the
tailor shop of Edward "Williams and the
paint shop of C. "W. Eoe were destroyed by
fire in McKeesport yesterday morning at 2
o'clock. The buildings were located on
Market street, below tbe Diamond. Tbe
fire originated in the rear of the grocery
store, aud is supposed bv the owners to
have been the work of an incendiary.
The total loss will be over 5G.00O, on
which there is insurance of about two
thirds that amount, Morgan Bros, being in
sured for 52,200, and Edward "Williams for
An entire block would have succumbed
to tbe flames but for the valiant efforts of
tbe fire department.
BOYS ROB A BOOKSTORE.
Youngsters Entered Watts' Store, on Wood
Street, Last Mght.
About half a dozen boys entered the book
store of H. "Watts & Co., on "Wood street,
last evening and stole a lot of goods from
the store, valued at about 550, perhaps more.
Officers Fitzgerald and Eagan arrested three
of the boys at 10.30 o'clock and locked them
up in Central station. Thev gave their
names as Nathan Kline, Nathan Schwartz
and Harry Kline.
The boys broke into the store from the
rear, where the place is boarded up, on ac
count of the damage done by the last cy
clone. The officers discovered a number of
slates, pocketbooks and other articles on the
boys. They took two of the boys along with
them to f.nd the rest of the gang who had
participated in the robbery. They are
none ot them over 14 vears of age.
A COLD BAPTISM.
Two Colored Women Flanged Into tbe Alle
A large crowd of curious and interested
spectators gathered near the Thirtieth .street
bridge yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock
to witness tbe baptism of two colored women
who now belong to the Twenty-eighth Street
Baptist Chnrch. The ceremony was per
formed by the pastor of that church, who
entered the water with the women and re
mained there for several minutes.
As Allegheny riverwater is slightly chilly
at this season of the year, the hall-frozen
women were hurried off to their homes
quickly to avoid any evil effects.
Too III to be Arrrested.
Mrs. Kate Bost, of 109 Grant street, is
charged before Alderman Richards with
selling liquor without a license. "When
Constable Fluker served the warrant he
found the uoniausick in bed. She had a
certificate from Dr. H. B. Orr, stating that
she was too ill to be removed, and the arrest
was not made.
An Old Lady Breaks a Leg.
An aged lady, named Mrs. Mary Miller,
residing near the Arsenal out on Butler
street, while returning from church yester
day morning slipped and tell, breaking a
leg. Fears of her recovery are entertained
on account ot her age.
Nominated by Acclantntloo.
At the Democratic suggestion meeting last
Saturday night in the Thirty-third ward
John Murphy received the unanimous nom
ination for Select Councilman from that
SULKY AND SCARED.
Murderer mialng Refuses to Attend Ser
vices A Peculiar Error In His Name
Be Remains In His Cell.
By some strange error the newspapers,
throughout the entire conrt proceeding,
have not been able to agree upon the name
of the murderer, some calling him "Dimmy"
and others "Demmy." On his recommit
tal to jail, however, as a convicted mur
derer he is entered upon the docket as Joe
Dimming, and this is said to be his right
A wonderful change has come over tne
man since his awful verdict was received.
He went from the jail to the conrt lightly
and carelessly, but he returned probably
the most frightened and abject man in the
His removal also from the upper to one
of the lower tiers in the jail has not in
creased his confidence, as he looks upon cell
No. 2 as his death cell. The removal, how
ever, was merely made in order that he
would be more closely under the eye of the
officials in case he should attempt harm to
himself, but this is hardly likely as long as
he hopes of a second trial or a commutation
of sentence. Besides that, the case is an ex
traordinary one indeed where a negro com
He is very nervous, and undoubtedly
almostfrightenedout ot his wits,thougb itis
said he possesses a keen, low cunning that
is almost foxy.
Dimming refused to attend chnrch ser
vices in the jail yesterday, though he would
haye had three bloody companions in crime
to help him face it ont. He seemed to prefer
to sulk alone in his cell, with not a word to
say to anyone.
A PfiOMINENT MERCHANT'S LAST BITES.
The Funeral of the late Abraham FInkel
The funeral services of the late Mr. Abra
ham Finkelpearl were conducted yesterday
by Eev. Dr. L. Bernstine, the interment
being made at the cemetery of the congrega
tion of the Tree of Life.
Mr. Finkelpearl's death occurred at tbe
residence of his parents, No. 213 Locust
street, last Friday. The deceased was
formerly with Eisner & Phillips, leaving
there to become a member of the drvgoods
firm of Trailer and Finkelpearl, at Butler,
Pa., of which he was a member at the time
of his death.
A 85,000 Picture Free.
"Will They Consent?" is a large magnifi
cent engraving, 19x24 inches, an exact
copy of an original painting by Kwall,
which was sold for $3,000.
This valuable picture is fitting to adorn
anv ladv's narlor. and in order to offer an
extraordinary inducement to introduce our
wax Starch, this costly picture will be
given away, free to every purchaser of a
small box of "Wax Starch. Ask your grocer
for "Wax Starch and obtain this beautiful
and costly picture free. The "Wax
Stabch Co., Keokuk, Iowa.
Bargains In Long.Itnnge Gnns.
"We have about 100 extra long heavy
double-barrel breech-loading shotguns, 36 to
40-inch barrel, 10 to 12 bore, 9 to 12 pounds
weight, range 80 to 100 yards, finest English
twist and laminated steel, choke-bored, orig
inal price lrom 540 to $60; we will sell them
at 25 per cent off rather than have to move
them. "We give shells and loading tools
with them. Catalogue mailed free.
J. H. Johnston, 621 Sraithfield st.
MTh (After April 1, 706 Bissel block.)
Fine French jerseys must be closed out;
prices cut in half. An
$8 quality for $4.
S10 quality for Z5.
512 quality for $6,
515 quality for 67 50.
S20 quality for 510.
And a 525 pure silk jersey at onlv 512 50.
SIWF3U HUGUS & HACKE.
"Whitmtbe & Co. find great gratification
in the manner in which "Eosalia" four is
making a footing in the two cities, exclu
sively upon its merits as a well-ground
article made from the very best hard wheat
and milled by the most careful methods.
Merit will alwavs win, and "Eosalia" flour
sales show infallibly that nothing succeeds
like success. For sale by all grocers and in
Attend our black silk sale this week;
unheard of values at 51 per yard; all
weaves. HUGUS & iJacke.
Blankets, flannels, table linens, "stock
taking prices." Come to-day or to-morrow.
Boggs & Buhl.
Prices very low this week in onr black
goods department, to make room for early
spring importations. HUGUS & Hacke.
Your Waist is Too Clumsy.
TRY OUR CORSETS,
25c, Soc, 75c, $1 00 and $i 50.
Our $1 Kid Glove is Perfect.
T. T. T. :::
3 THOMPSON BRDB.,
109 Federal Street,
Second Door Below Park Way.
NEW ADTERTISKhTWrsC' " T Qf
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PENN AVENUE STORES.
In Our Cloak Rnnra
We offer this week some great and special
bargains in Ladies' Suits and Costumes at
prices from 310 to $150. our entire stock, in
cluding some beautiful imported Paris Din
ner Dresses and Ball costumes, Broadcloth
and Henrietta Cloth Street Suits, is tb
most fashionable colorings, and a large
assortment of Black Suits, in Cashmere,
Cloth. Surah Silk. Gros Grain Silk, Black
Lace and Black Net. The prices on each,
costume are below cost to sell the entire
collection at once.
BLACK SILK DEPARTMENT,
As already announced, we have special lots
in Surahs, Gros Grains, Faille Francalse,
Armures. Satin de Lyon and Peau do Soies,
Brocade and Striped Satins, Moire and
Moire Antiques at prices lower for the
"best goods" than any ever quoted, and the
largest assortment to choose from, at 50c to
SI 0 per yard.
One special lot of "New" India. Silks at
60c a yard, is choice colorings, Canton
Of Fine Imported Dress Trimmings will ba
the event of tbe week, and these will be
found on large table is cester of the store.
Continues its great "mark down" offering!
is Lace and Heavy Curtains and Portieres
Decided bargains in French Broadcloth.)'
has the best values offered in Long Cloth
Garments popular prices $5, 10, $15 and
$20. being half-price and less on Flaa
COME THIS WEEK.
COME THIS WEEK.
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