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Incident! and Ideas of the Lightweight
As epidemic of fires.
Wit may be brevity, but brevity is not always
It cost John Bonn 53 40 to swear at George
As increasing tide of money is toning Ex
Cable cars are actually stopping for passen
St. ATJOrsTnrE school children gave a pretty
The cheerful mortuary report says there
were 91 deaths last week.
Last night the County Democracy ap
pointed a committee to secure a larger ball.
Miss Jesitie Haedejiax, aged 13, Is wanted
by her anxious papa. She has been missing for
Two hundred couples made merry the
masquerade ball of the Birmingham Turners
A piece of metal fell upon James Wilkinson
at the Republic Iron Works, yesterday, crush
ing his foot. .
A flyixo patrol encountered a brindle pup
and on account of the wagon there will be no
Hox. A. W. Smiley, of Harrlsburg, is In
town. This is significant. Hon. Chas. Robin
son is here also.
James Geilino was unfortunate enough to
have a foot crushed yesterday in a Thirty
third street mill.
The hatrack of John Cochran's home. So
Clark street, was relieved of an overcoat and
hat yesterday by thieves.
A time to beware of the ides of March has
passed, and ordinary mortals will do well to be
ware of the winds of March.
Thoxas H. Watt, one of the most popular
ticket sellers at the Union station, his been ap
pointed station agent at Johnstown, Pa.
Sarah Schaefeb wis selected from among
nine candidates, last night, to be a teacher in
the Bedford school. Twenty-ninth ward.
No. Maudie. Don't ask a gentleman into the
house upon his first call. He may refuse.
Knock hun down with a club and drag him In.
The mesmerized girl will have a hearing
Saturday charged with surety of the peace,
when, in all probability, she will be the para
Ox one day 107, and on another 67 Belgians
and Swedes announced their intention to be
come citizens. No wonder the eagle screams
J. B. Cokbt, of Braddock, proposes to make
it warm for some people in that borough by
having the court supervise the returns. Corry
Nutetees more lots have been sold on the
site of the old Allegheny City Poor Farm, and
the sale was approved yesterday by the Poor
Comeeford will have a hearing to-night
charged with stealing calfskins. He might
have gone the whole cow. As well be hanged
for a sheep as a lamb.
Chief Bkowx decrees that hereafter lock
up prisoners must not be released on bail en
tered before Aldermen. Such bail must be
entered before a police magistrate.
Mis. Freeboeit, acquitted of tearing down
a neighbor's pigpen, not only vindicated his
name, but received the court's indorsement of
himself as an individual Board of Health.
A FIEBCE one-round battle occurred be
tween two hill dudes. One fainted, and the
other fainted. Chollyhad struck Hawy in a
vital part, and broken his package of cigaw
ettes. The newsies won't have to twist it into
"Fuller count o'the lacerations' any longer.
It's a chestnut now, anyhow, and they'll be
privileged to yell their sales in words of two
Thbee carloads of colonists passed through
the city last night on their way to Western
homes. Thev came from the vicinity of the
Cumberland Valley and were bound for points
in the Northwest
The following telegram received by a gentle
man of one of the prominent political clubs
sounds more significant than was intended:
"Received by the President at 2 o'clock; arrive
home at 8 tomorrow."
It is announced that the Harrison and Mor
ton Cowboy Inaugurating Club will this morn
ing stop over in Pittsburg on their rain of
terror in Washington. Allassol has it come to
this, politically speaking?
At last night's meeting of the British Amer
ican Association in Lawrenceville the member
ship was increased to 200. The duty of mem
bers in taking ont naturalization papers was
the theme of the speeches.
WniiAK Feasieb signed the pledge and,
his wife alleges, immediately loaded up and
smashed in the door with an ax and put her
and the children ont of the house. Ho will be
requested to explain on Tuesday.
"Cabsegie's ticker on high," they will prob
ably call it; for work has been resumed on the
Carnegie library clock tower in Allegheny,
and, as plans for the clock havq.been approved,
AUegbemans will soon have a handsome public
The number 13 was fatal to that many East
End boys yesterday. They were arrested for
stealing 75 boxes of cigars from Richard Ray
and lodged in the Nineteenth ward station.
They are probably as sick as if they had
smoked the cigars.
Scene: A Pleasant Valley street car last
evening, first passenger "Going to the Junta
Clnb to hear that lecture and learn about
Alaska this evening?" Second passenger, with
a, non-imported shudder "Naw, I don't have
to; these cars'll do."
The police arrested James Brown, John Wal
lace and John Smith last night while intoxi
cated. They went Into the rooms formerly oc
cupied by the Allegheny Tariff Club, on Ohio
street, near West Diamond street. -They com
menced to break the windows and tear up
The Holliday Literary Society of colored
people celebrated its formation by a lively de
hate on "Does Columbus deserve more credit
for discovering America than George Wash
ington for defending it?" At last account
Colnmbus was a lap ahead with George a warm
Second, pushed by his numerous namesakes.
It Is Fixed nt 7 Mills for tho Current
Beceipts of the Allegheny Mayor's office
having been lower last rear than usual, and
a larger appropriation being asked this year
for that department, Councilman Cochran
started the Finance Committee last night
by asking why the receipts were lower than
the previous one, and if it was because there
was less drunkenness and disorder, he
thought they could afford to do away with
some of the policemen. The question was
also asked as to what authority the Mayor
had for remitting fines.
City Solicitor Elphinstone said that the
remittance of fines was an authority as
sumed by all mayors on their own responsi
bility, but the legality of the action was
qnestioned by some of the best lawyers.
Mr. Dram then moved that the appropria
tion for the mayor's office be redncedjust
what the falling off in the receipts amounted
to, which was about $5,000.
Mr. Neeb wanted to know if the falling off
in the Mayor's offiee receipts did not show a
better condition of morals in the city and
evidence that the police protection was
better. Mr. Drum said that he did not
think that the morals were any better, and
said that according tonewspaper reports
the city was filling up with gambling
houses and houses of prostitution, and at
any rate he did not think the city was a
particle better protected than a few years
ago when the department was run on $20,000
Mr. Neeb amended Mr. Drum's motion
io give the police department the amoant of
money ascect lor, wnicn was a trine, over
585,000. The amendment was lost, ad the
original motion was carried.
The health department wanted 5,500,
which was an increase of about $2,000 over
last year. Mr. Drum objected to the employ
ment of inspectors, and thought such 'duty
should be done by day policemen.
The following rednctions in appropria
tions were made:
Street Department, from $ 75,000 to $70,000
Water Department, from 110,000 to UO.000
Road Department, from 16,000 to 12.000
Gas Department, from 38.000 to 35.000
City Property, from 13.000to 11,000
Police Department, from 85,000 to 81,000
Markets, from . 1,500 to 1,000
The Health Department was given the
amount asked for,, $5,500.
Mr. Cochran then moved to make the levy
of city tax 7 mills, and this with the high
school tax will make the levy about halt a
mill more than last year. Carried.
THEY ALL-HAD FAITH,
t - - ii
And Were Cured of Disease Without
Medicine and Without Price.
ONE CASE WAS INSTANTANEOUS.
Growth or Divine Healing Doctrines Among
the Cultured Classes.
SOME OP THE SUBSTANTIAL BESULTS
"It was an instantaneous cure," said Mrs.
J. M Todd, of No. 16 Boyle street, Alle
gheny, to a reporter of The Dispatch,
yesterday afternoon. The lady was speak
ing of her own experience as a subject of
Divine healing. It was with some reluct
ance that she related the story for publica
tion. Only after the writefassured her that
he had other testimonies of recent remarka
ble cures which would be incomplete with
out her own, did she consent to talk, and
then it was with the feeling that a knowl
edge of what God had done for her might
benefit mankind. Mrs. Todd belongs to the
best citcles of society on the Norfhside and
has good family connections.
"The efficacy of my cure, and many
others, cannot be denied," she continued,
"and therefore we have no reason for con
cealing them or being ashamed of the pub
licity. One difficult thing about describing
my case is that a correct diagnosis of my
disease cannot be given. The physicians
were unable to give it a name. There evi
dently never had been such an affliction be
fore. My illness culminated in a complica
tion that broke me down all over, making
me so weak that I seemed to have lost all
pleasure in life. I had been ailing for most
of last summer, but my real sickness lasted
about three months. Medicine did me no
good whatever. Finally disgusted, I
GAVE THEM AM. UP.
"Those who knew me were afraid I would
live no longer than spring at the utmost. I
had been acquainted slightly with some of
the ladies connected with the Bethany
Home, on Center avenue, and had attended
some of their meetings. I accepted the be
liefs taught there, and tried hard to live a
holy life, which I realized was necessary be
fore I could hope for relief physically. I
did feel some better daring that period, but
I could not say that I believed I was ap
proaching a cure. Having discarded all
medicines I lived entirely on my trust in
God. I grew in faith, until at 12:15, on the
night of December 10 last, I experienced the
most restful and peaceful relief from all my
illness. At that moment I was instantly
cured. I knew it, and since then I have
had the very best of health. My old com
plaint has never troubled me since then.
No, I was not expecting a cure at that par
ticular moment. But a few moments later
I ascertained that Mrs. Sweeney, a milliner,
who knew all about my case, was on her
knees praying for my relief at 12:15 on the
night of December 10. It appears that she
had been kept up until that hour, and took
that opportunity to remember me to God in
private prayer. And I know beyond all
doubt that He heard her petition, and .that
Mrs. Todd looks the picture of health.
She also told the reporter that it was largely
through hearing of the marvelous cure of
Mrs. J. J. Hall, another Allegheny woman,
and becoming acquainted with her that led
to her own interest in, and final relief by,
divine healing. Mrs. Hall and Rev. John
Morrow, Superintendent of the Bethany
Faith Cure Home, both confirm Mrs. Todd's
story. Mrs. Hall's own healing has not yet
been printed in the daily papers.
FAITH A2TD "WOEKS TOGETHER
So devout is she in her thanks for her re
covery from disease that she now devotes all
her time to the work. She is a visitor in
the interest of the Bethany Home, calling
on the "sick and poor in every part of the
two cities. In early girlhood her eyes
failed, and until well into middle age she
suffered terribly from that. She also had
organic heart trouble, and the best physi
cians here and in New York failed to do
anything for her or to give her any hope.
Her life soon became a dreary blank. She
frequently gives her friends a graphic ac
count of the condition of a person without
hope either in this or the other world.
Other diseases following, she fell into a
stupor, irom which she could scarcely stir
About a year and a half ago she jvas
miraculously cured by following the teach
ings she heard at the Center avenue institu
tion. Of her visits to that place she says:
"I heard seemingly by accident of Beth
any Home and the circumstances connected
with it. I thought what a curious, fanatical
people this must be, and because I longed
for anything that might in some way inter
est me, anything that might for even a short
time lift me out of myself, I went one day
to this place, went with very much the same
curiosity that might attract one to a spirit
ualistic seance. It was a quiet little meeting.
A few persons had simply gathered there
for the study of the Bible.
On one particular day, Mrs. Hall relates,
she had to dose herself with medicine in
order to be able to walk to the Home. She
was wretchedly ill. On that day she was
cured whiie in the meeting.
HEE HEALING WAS GEADUAL
hut thorough, and now she is one of the
healthiest women apparently who walks the
streets of Pittsburg. She, by her own re
quest, was anointed finally by Miss Mary
Moorhead, the founder of the Home, and
Miss Ella 12. Bird, a cultured lady living
in Lawrenceville, well known as a vocalist
and school teacher, had suffered for many
years from heart derangement and catarrh.
She has told her friends that she fairjy
lived on medicines because of the necessity
of constantly appearing in society and keep
ing up her mental powers. For a long
time she used the ordinary remedies for
such affections, and in them was the only
hope the medical profession'could give her.
But about a year ago all medicines lost
their power with her and her condition be
came deplorable. She was compelled to
give up all use of her voice for singing. In
this spirit of hopelessness she began visit
ing the Bethany Home. Belating her own
experience she shows her complete cure
was accomplished in the course of a
few months by anointing and "an implicit
trust in God, losing sight of self en
tirely." She says it was on August, 1888,
that she was entirely and completely
healed. Her wide circle of acquaintances
in Lawrenceville very soon noticed the
wonderful change in Miss Bird. Her state
ments that sleep has been restored in all its
soundness, that physical strength has come
back to her, that her voice is sweet and full
once more, that she is no longer emaciated
by weakness, that even the corns disap
peared from her feet without treatment, and
that for nearly a year she has not taken a
particle ot medicine these are all borne
out by people connected with the strange
SOME JNTEBESTIJTG BESUXTS
have come from the establishment of the
Faith Home in Pittsburg by Miss Moor
head. One of these is the fact that three
persons converted there and healed through
divine means of serious and apparently
hopeless diseases are now in colleges at
New York preparing for foreign missionary
work. One of these is Miss Lucy E. Dunn.
She had been an invalid the greater part of
her life, and the doctors could give her no
relief or hope for ultimate healing. She at
last resorted to her Maker alone. She had
then been imprisoned by feeble health to
the house for many months, but she says
the closer she lived to the Lord the
more steadily she gained in health.
At last she was barely strong
enough to make the 60-mile journey
from her home to Pittsburg. Her friends
bid her good by, never expecting to see her
alive in this world again. She made per
sonal application to Miss Moorhead, who
sent her to the Faith Home. In a very
short time, the young lady says, her health
was entirely cured. Now she is under
going the hardest study in New York for a
Another convert of Faith Home was Miss
Blanche Phillips, formerly of the Fast
End, now the wife of Kev. Mr. Nardi. Mr.
Nardi was convertedfrom Catholicism, de
liberately exiling himself to the life ot a
recluse at Economy until he studied out his
own feelings about religion to his satisfac
tion. His wile went from Miss Moprhead's
home to Mrs. Simpson's college in New
York, graduated there, and is now helping
her husband in evangelistic work among
Italians of the large cities of the United
THE MOVEMENT HAS SPEEAD
all over Pittsburg and Allegheny. At the
Faith Home there are seldom more than a
dozen guests persons who'- have come to
stay there until they are cured by faith of
all sorts of ailments. They pay no board,
the management depending entirely pa
providential means for sustenance. Daily
prayer meetings are held not only here, but
at private residences. The writer knows
that many of these are the homes of some of
the richest and most cultured people of
town. The work is, in fact, more popular
with the higher classes, just as the Salvation
Army confines its work to the lower classes.
This accounts for the extreme privacy and
exclusiveness of publicity that character
izes the results of the revival. Mrs. Hall
is kept busy as a visitor. Kev. Mr. Mor
rowsays that nearly every Protestantchurch
in the cities of Pittsburg and Allegheny
include in their membership warm friends
and supporters of the work. A wealthy
gentleman of Allegheny whose name is
withheld from the public at present is sup
plying the money for the publication and
distribution of thousands of tracts. These
tracts do not relate so much to the Divine
healing as to the necessity of living in a
higher plane of Christianity. In fact that
is true of the Faith Home' meetings. The
healing is brought in as a secondary matter.
Holiness in every-day life is aimed at first.
Now, the Bethany Tract Booms have been
opened in a suit of rooms in the Hamilton
building by Miss Moorhead and Rev. Mor
row. From this office goes forth, in addi
tion to the tracts, a monthly paper of eight
pages, called Faith in God. In two months
its circulation was 30,000. Its expenses
are borne in the same way dependence on
Providence. No price is accepted for the,
paper, but it is sent everywhere and to
everybody free of charge.
IN DDLGI JUBILO,
The Third Annual Reception of the Soclota
Fraternn Italinna The Flower of Pitts
barc's Italian Citizens Incidents of a
Notable Kight nt Old Lnfnyette Hall.
The third annual reception of.the Societa
Fraterna Italiana was held last night at
Lafayette Hall. Over
the stage were dis
played the colors of
Italy and the Ameri
can flag. There were
no other decorations.
In all respects the
p3ffi A 'affair was unostenta
vt&A m if' tius, though marked
by the hearty good
cheer and suave man
nerisms of the Italian
J. C. Cunco, rresident. people.
The toilets of the1 ladies were plain, but
in very good taste. Beauty was not lack
ing, and upon the arms of many of the
swarthy sons of the Sunny Land, hung sig
noritas, whose olive skin, dreamy eyes, and
heavy tresses sustained a national reputa
tion for love's languor and romance's
pardon. To the Societa Fraterna belong
the flower of Pittsburg's Italian population.
The society is not yet four years old, and
their first reception was held three years
ago this month in Turner Hall. J. C.
Cuneo (whose portrait is printed above),
is President of the association, and he is
supported by a corps of popular officers.
Begular committees had been appointed to
manage the ball and that accounts for the
smoothness with which every thing passed
After preliminary dances . the grand
march occurred at 9 J50. It was participated
in by 150 couples. In the galleries sat 200
more people. Lunch was served downstairs
all night. A list ot the names of those
present shows that some of the oldest fami
lies of Italy are represented in Pittsburg.
These were present, and aside from the
dancing the other social pastimes of the
evening were enjoyable. -Some of the
dances were favorites of Italian people, and
as the original Royal Orchestra was on
hand the musicwas just to the Italian taste.
It was 3 a. m. before the reception broke up,
THE TYPOGRAPHERS PROTEST.
Nominations Made for New Officers of
Union No. 7.
The fight against "Whitelaw Eeid, of New
York, by the typographical unions, has been
taken up in tiffs city. At the meeting of
Typographical Union No. 7, Sunday, reso
lutions were passed indorsing the action of
No. 6, of New York, and denouncing Mr.
Beid. The resolutions, adopted were to the
effect that the union protested against the
appointment of the gentleman to anypolit
ical office under the Bepublican adminis
tration. The action was taken on account
of the antipathy of Mr. Beid to the union.
At the meeting the following nominations
of officers were made:
PresldenLEdward Hope. He has no opposi
tion. Vice President, T. B. Foster and George
B. AckliL: Recording Secretary, T. J. Dicus
and David McCIearv; Corresponding Secretary,
T. T. Lemmon and J. L. Evans; Financial Sec
retary, J. B. Cull ey, Thomas Dunlap and Rob
ert Baglin; Treasurer, Hugh Adams; Trustees
George O'Neill, Samnel Stern, John Hoover
and Julius Flchel; Delegates io the Interna
tional Convention, to be held in Denver, in
June next. H. J. Kimpton, Frank Lewis,
Fatricb Lvdon and William Hopkins. The
election will he held March 27.
COAL GOING 0DT.
Heavy Ice From tho Allegheny Interferes
With the Shlpplns.
Owing to the large amount of ice running
out of the Allegheny river yesterday and
last night, river men were afraid to send out
their coal. Loaded boats and barges are
lying between the Point and Lock No. 1.
At every place of harbor, all are waiting for
the word to go. It is expected that the ice
will be run out this morning and the boats
will all be on their way South before noon.
The names of the boats and the respective
number of barges each would have, were
printed in The Dispatch yesterday. All
the coal is bound for the extreme Southern
ports. The markets at Cincinnati and
Louisville are over-stocked, and none of it
will be stopped at those points.
GONE TO THE LORDS.
The Great Electric Snlt Will be Decided by
the English Nobs.
The "Westinghouse Electric Company re
ceived a cablegram yesterday tolhe follow
The electric suit between the Edison-Swan
Electric Company and Mr. Holland, a customer
of the Anglo American Brush Electric Light
Company, which was decided in the Court of
Appeals in London, a few days ago, in favor of
Edison, has been appealed to the House of
Lords, and a decision will be handed down fn
the case within a few days.
THE;. PITTSBUBGy DISPATCH;' '
THOUGHT IT FUNNY.
The Arrest of Captain and Mark.
Wishart Considered a Joke.
LAW AND OEDER IN THE PATROL.
Some Lively Hustling Ensues to Secure the
CAPTAIN HINTS OP TROUBLES TO COME
A beautiful joke was perpetrated yester
day, on everybody concerned, and it has set
the whole city laughing. Captain "Wishart
and his Mark were arrested for disorderly
conduct. How funny an anomoly, a con
tradiction, an apochryphal situation! Justice
in shackles, public peace in the patrol
wagon, the head and front of the Law and
Order Society in cell No. 4, Central station!
The comedy was perfectly worked up, and
the finale came off according to schedule,
and all will be forgiven if the people only
stop laughing. '
It seems that John Martin had claimed,
as per yesterday morning's paper, that Mark
"Wishart had thumped him over the eyeand
as this was utterly inconsistent with John
nie's ideas of the right and proper, he
This closed the first act, and joke number
two opened up on Grant street, a little after
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A solitary
policeman was seen holding on to his dig
nity and a writ of awful import at the same
time. Captain "Wishart, gray hair, glasses,
silk hat, umbrella and all, descended the
Court House steps, accompanied by his son
Mark, the latter clinging to a soft felt hat,
a cigarette, and a look of defiance at the as
that solitaet copper.
The couple had nearly reached Diamond
street when the solitary policeman hastened
after them, and tapped the Captain on 'the
shoulder, when the following cheerful con
versation ensued, according to the state
ment of the arresting officer, Ketter:
"Howde do, Captain?"
"Why, how are you?"
Both parties must evidently have been
very well, for the conversation continued:
""Where will I find Mark "Wishart?"
"I," said "W. No. 2, advancing, "I am
"Well (pleasantly), I have a warrant for
the arrest of yon two."
"A warrant? Let me see it," said the
Captain, who examined it as if it was a
rara avis. "Ah! Urn! Wishart Son
Mark by John Martin disorderly con
ductJustice Grip Well, all right, sir; it
will only require a forfeit; here it is,"
"I can t accept anv money from you."
"Well, I will go with you."
"Come along" (moving toward an omin
ous green box at the corner of Wylie and
"I guess we'll take a ride."
According. to Setter's report, the two
weren't proud; they would, just as soon
walk; but he laid an authoritative hand on
the elder gentleman's arm, and they moved
as one man, though he said Mark made a
casual remark that if he had, known what
was coming, he would have been fixed, and
it would have taken half the police force to
make such an arrest.
The wagon bustled along in due time,
and by this time the street was black with
people, while every window in the Court
House was white with faces.
The two clambered in with Ketter, a care
ful attendant, and the crowd, realizing at
last that the chief of the Law and Order was
actually in the patrol wagon, set up a tre
mendous cheer. This made the Captain
mad, and he stood up in the rocking wagon
and shaking his umbrella shouted, "You
dirty blackguards!' The assembled multi
tude, however, gathered ou the Curbstone
and sang unanimously,
"A paradox, a paradox,
A most ingenious paradox!"
THE INAUGtJBAIi MAECII
Then the drive down Fifth avenue to
Smithfield street, and thence to the sta
tion, was memorable. The inmates received
an ovation all along the line,butthey didn't
seem a bit flattered. The distinguished
prisoners were duly recorded on the docket
and placed in cell No. 4 together. Mark
was searched and a pearl-handled knife
taken from "him. The Captain said: "I
snnnnse von want mv knife also." and
'handed out a bone-handled affair not half so
pretty as his son s.
Then commenced the hustle for bail. Of
ficer Ketter went at once to Justice Gripp's
home, where his honor was lying sick in
bed. He directed Ketter to tell Bob Oster
mair at the Mayor's office to receive bail in
the sum of $100 each for a hearing Thurs-'
day, but in the meantime a lively double
shuffle had ensued at Central station.
Sol Coulson kindly told the Captain he
would send out any word he wished, and did
send messengers for his attorney, William
Yost, and to J. W. Houston. It was said
that Yost couldn't be found; but that gen
tleman himself said he was very busy in his
office when a Law and Ohio detective with
a name something like Kessner came in and
twiddled his thumbs, and fumbled aronnd
for half an hour without saying one word to
intimate that Wishart and his son were
languishing behind the bars.
In the meantime, J. W. Houston had
rushed around to Central and offered bail to
any amount for the prisoners, but was told
that none could be accepted; that he must
go to the committing magistrate. Ha then
hunted for . McAleese; but that gentleman
could not be found, nor was Gripp in his
office, and he did not know where he lived.
In despair he hunted up Mr. Yost, not
knowing that in the meantime Gripp had
sent word that they should be released ou
$100 bail each.
TO A HIOHEB POWEE.
Attorneys Yost and Bebman, with Mr.
Houston, hurried up to court and presented
a petition to Judge White, praying for a
release on habeas corpus of the bodies of A.
Wishart and his son. The petition stated
that bail would not be accepted at the
station house, and that they were told at
Gripp's office he was ill and could not be
The fact that young Wishart was still on
trial for libel, and the Captain was a wit
ness seemed to have some weight, for At
torney Porter said: "I would suggest that
the dignity of the court be protected," and
Judge White is said by Mr. Yo!t to have
"This is a gross outrage!"
He is also said to have remarked that it
was an injustice on the part of the police
to compel the Wisharts to ride in the patrol
wagon, and that arrangements for bail
should have been provided.
The scene is now -transposed to Central
station. Enter Messrs. Yost, Bebman and
Houston, and the following document of
awful import presented to Captain Beed:
M. W. WlSHAETAND J-Now, MARCH 5, 1887.
A. WISHART;. I
Habeas Cobpus. J
The within petition presented in open court,
and a writ of habeas corpus is awarded, re
turnable forthwith, bail to be taken in tho sum
of 5-500 for appearance ot defendants, and J.
W. Houston is hereby approved as bail, and
prisoners are discharged.
Judge j. w. E. White.
J. W. Houston.
The police captain didn't fall over dead
when this legal scroll, with seal attached,
was read to hinfT He merely put on his
glasses more carefully and said it was a
long time since he had seen such aTdocu
ment, IK A BEAIi HUBBY.
Eebman Well. well, we are waitincr.
McKelvy Don't be in a hurry; these,
things taKe time.
Yost Captain, do you resognize this as
authoritative and do you release the pris
Beed r do.
Then there was a great jingling of keys
and clamping of bolts, and in a few mo
ments the liberated ones appeared at the
door. Captain W. was as unruffled as a
summer's morn, while Mark looked flushed
and angry, bnt paid more attention to his
cigarette than anything else.
Captain W. (pleasantly to Yost) Mar
tyrs of the church, my dear boy; only mar
tyrs of the church!
"trmph," said Mr. Yost, as if he didnjt
approve of martyrs in general, and his cli
ent in that role in particular. "Come up
to the office."
The two were first duly exhibited to.
Judge White to show that his mandate had
been obeyed, when an impromptu discus
sion ensued in Attorney Yost's office. That
usually pleasant-faced, slight young man
was frowning portentously; but Captain
Wishart was all smiles, and seemed to
think there was some fun in it after all5He
said it was too early to talk of reprisal; but
WOULD COME IK DUE TIME.
He thought it was all a put-up job to
humiliate them, and their retort to the little
joke wouldjbo ready in due time.
Mr. Yost Baid, however: "The arrest was
illegal. Those two gentlemen were wards
of the court, and they were not liable to ar
rest We have the names of the officers and
all concerned, and will make it hot for them
all. It was an outrage on the court."
There seems to be a question, however, as
to the arrest not being legal, as will be seen
by the following opinions:
Attorney W. C. McGirr Yost is wrong about
that point. The men were arrested on the side
walk, and thus no offense was given. It would
have been different, and would have been a case
of contempt of court if they were arrested be
fore the Court.
Attorney John Bobb It is rather a delicate
question; but my opinion favors the entire le
gality of the affair.
Attorney John Marron Of course the arrests
were legal. Yost is dead wrong. Offenses
against the public peace are exceptions to
everything, and anybody is liable to arrest any
where, except in actual presence of the Court,
on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Some idea of how everybody hustled
around may be given by the fact that the
two gentlemen lingered behind the bars jnst
one hour and 18 minutes. Just as tbey
were released two gentlemen came in
Central, one offering to go their hail to the
amount of $100,000, and the other $75,000.
They were somewhat surprised to learn that
Gripp had fixed ft at $100, and Judge
White at $250 each.
A FIRE AT A BALL.
Tho Frohsinn Masquerade Last Nlirht It
t Threatened to End In Ashes Before it
Had Jteallv Commenced.
The masquerade ball of the Frohsinn
Singing Society in the hall on Sixth ave
nue last night was a great success, although
an outburst of fire threatened to upset all
the beautiful decorative arrangements that
been made by the committee in charge.
When the hall was opened and the janitor
got orders to light the chandeliers he accidentally-held
the light too close to the tissue
paper garlands, which had been stretched
across the hall in the shape of a star. In
an instant the entire paper was aflame, and
it was entirely attributable to the presence
of mind of some of the gentlemen who were
in the hall at the time that a more serious
fire was averted. It was also fortunate that
hardly any guests had' yet arrived, and no
ladies were frightened. But the exquisite
decorations of red, white and blue were
This unpleasant diversion, however, did
not materially mar the fnn of the evening,
and a more enjoyable time has, perhaps,
never been spent in the Frohsinn headquar-
Among the costumes of the masqueraders
there were some very fine specimens of in
genious disguises as well as artistic and cost-
ly dresses. A young man in the makeup of a
Pittsburg newsboy attracted a great deal of
attention, and so did a young girl, who imi
tated Topsy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" fame.
The Committee of Arrangements, consist
ing of eight gentlemen, presented a very
fine appearance in their elegant sailpr cos
tumes. The Toerge Bros.' Orchestra furnished
the music' At 10 o'clock the grand march
commenced, and, about midnight, an inter
val was called in the dancing for an ad
journment to supper.
EXTENDED TO THEEE IEAES.
Tho Alleghcnr High School Coarse Lencth
ened Controllers Orcanlzod.
The Allegheny Board of School Con
trollers met and organized last night. James
S. Young was elected Chairman and B. B.
Scandrett Secretary for the ensuing year.
Teachers were next elected: Miss Jessie
Evans, in the First ward; Miss Lulu Young,
in the Fifth, and Miss Bessie Stevenson, in
the Thirteenth. J. L. Snyder was "elected
principal in the Fifth ward.
A heated discussion ensued as to whether
a married lady is well qualified to act as
teacher, owing to her home dnties, the per
son in question being Mrs. A. E. Carte, of
the Ninth ward. She was retained as
teacher, however, by a vote of 45 to 16.
The Committee on Finance reported the
estimated expenses for the ensuing year as
Teachers' salaries, 5165,000: High School con
tlncency,"S3,000; Board of Control contingencies,
52,700; deficit, $4,000; Public Library, 52.675;
A resolution fixing the pro rata school tax
at 3 3-10 mills was passed, and, upon the
suggestion of the Committee on 'Grades and
Text Books, the High School course was ex
tended to three years. After the passage of
a eulogistic resolution, on the services of
the retiring Chairman, Mr. Emery, the
THE STANDING COMMITTEES.
The Chairman of the Central Board of Edu
cation Names Them.
Chairman McKclvey, of the Central
Board of Education, has announced the fol
lowing standing committees for 1889:
Finance, Messrs. Kellar, Henderson, Tor
rence, McMurray, Fox, Bradley, Fichtel, Staub
and Foley; High School, Messrs. Benham,
Hartzell, Holmes, McKaln, Buckley, Adams,
McCandless, Phelps and Rogers; Teachers and
Salaries, Messrs. McMillen, Olnhausen, Yagle,
Slchl, Stauffer, Blaze, Barlow, Llttell and
Wainwright; Text Books and Course of Instruc
tion, Messrs. Kearns, Bnrgher, Doerflinger,
Carr, Nesblt, Hargan, Wash, Lanz and
Wehner: Industrial Schools, Messrs. Torrence,
Keller, McMillen, Kearns, Bnrgher, Olnhausen,
Fox.-Horgan and Bradley; Evening Schools,
Messrs. Nesblt, Carr, Fichtel. Lanz, McMurray,
Staub and Henderson; Music, Messrs. Blaze,
Barlow. Bradley, McCandless, Foley. Trah and
Yagle; Vacations, Messrs.Burgher, Henderson,
Horgan, McKain, Phelps, McMullen and Fich
tel; Printing. Messrs. Buckley, Adams, Olnhau
sen, Yagle. Foley, Rogers and Hartzell; Rules
and Regulations, Messrs. Doerflinger. Lanz,
Staub, McMurray, Wainwrlght, Fox and Wei
mor; Law and Legislation, Messrs. McCandless.
Kearns, Holmes, Stauffer, Llttell, Benham and
AN ALLEGHENY LADY'S PLIGHT.
She Is Believed of 83,000, Which She
Carried as Far as Chicago.
The following. Associated Press telegram
from Chicago yesterday seems to be entirely
Mis. L D. Merryman, of Allegheny City, PL,
arrived in this city yesterday en route to
Omaha, Neb., with the intention of opening a
millinery establishment. She earned with her
a band satchel, between the lining and leather
of which she bad placed 53,UX in greenbacks.
Soon after leaving the train she discovered
that the satchel had been cut open and the
A TOUGH TEI0.
Three Rangbs Attack a. Man and Then tho
William Heck was attacked in Market
alley last night by-three men with a bil-
"l Hard ball in a handkerchief. When ar
restee;, one nanaea another a revolver, and
then tried to break out of Central station,
Officer Biley beingstruck in the face.
A GEEAT CONTENTION
The National Association of Plumbers
to Meet Here,
AND DISCUSS SANITARY SYSTEMS.
600 Delegates to he Present, and tie Session
Will Last Pour Days.
A BANQUET TO WIND UP THE BUSINESS
The Master Plumbers' Association of Al
legheny county held a meeting last night at
their headquarters, 78 Fourth, avenue, for
the purpose of making arrangements for the
National 'convention of all the plumbers of
the United States, which is to be held in
this city from' June 26 until June 29.
There will be 600 delegates invited, from
all the largest cities of the Union, and it is
expected that matters of a national interest
will be disenssed at the convention. As
far as could be learned last night, all the
invited guests will visit a number of the
largest industrial plants in the city and vi
cinity. One day will be set apart for an
excursion to places of interestin the neigh
borhood of Pittsburg. The .convention will
be wound up with a grand banquet at one
ot the hotels in the city,' which one, how
ever, has not been determined as yet.
OP WTDESPBEAD INTEREST,
Mr. Charles H. Humbert, President of
the Allegheny County Master Plumbers'
Association said Jast night to a Dispatch
reporter, in regard to the coming conven
"The "discussions which will be held at
our convention and the action that will he
taken there are undoubtedly of great in
terest to the public at large, and for that
reason the sessions will be as much open to
the people as possible. Why? Because the
subject that will receive the bulk of our
attention will be the sanitary conditions of
the cities of the United States.
"A number of papers will be read on that
subject by several delegates to the conven
tion. Suggestions will be received from
plumbers of the entire country as to useful
that ought to be made in the sanitary ar
rangements of our dwellings. That of course
you can readily see, is a subject of import
ance to everybody, and as the plumber is
the man who is largely responsible for the
sanitary condition of any dwelling erected,
he is undoubtedly also the man who is best
able to point out where our present system
of sanitary work is at fault.
"We will invite some of tie most promi
nent medical men to onr convention for the
purpose of getting their opinions as to how
disease can be prevented by sanitary im
provements. "We have already done a great many
things, as, for instance, the establishing of
a plumbing inspector and the law of com
pelling cities to have a proper sewerage."
When Mr. Humbert was asked whether
the association was considering the adop
tion of an amendment (to the constitution
bearing upon the relations between the mas
ters and journeymen, he denied that rumor
OPINIONS, HIT OR MISS.
A Few Fair Samples of What Local Ob
servers Are Saying; of the Cabinet Both
Praise and Criticism.
The new President and the new Cabinet
have taken the place of the weather, if not
of the weather prophet, as a staple topic for
discussion. Some very interesting local
opinions are expressed. The objections to
the Cabinet officers that are most generally
voiced are in regard to the comparatively
Bmafl national reputation which several of
them possess. 33elow are .some local opin
ions: John Lambie, Select Councilman of the
Eighth ward I think that President Harri
son's Cabinet is a very good one. It is a diffi
cult thing for a President to select men that
shall please the whole country as well as him
self, and General Harrison has done very well.
Senator Quay, however.has also done very well
for his man, Mr. Wanamaker, because, in bis
position as Postmaster General, he will have
an enormous patronage.
Emanuel Wertheimer, of Allegheny, spoke
to a reporter as follows: "It is a hard thing to
express any definite opinion, as I really don't
know much abont some of the Cabinet officers.
Blaine and Windom are almost the only men
"How about John Wanamaker?" queried
The Dispatch man.
"Oh, he's all right he's from the Keystone
State, you know," replied Mr. Wertheimer,
with a langh.
Chief Kirshler, of the Allegheny police maj
esty, thought that the Cabinet was all right
that "there was some good stuff in it," as he
tersely put it.
City Solicitor Ephinstone was averse to talk
ing on the subject, but said: "I have hardly
formed an opinion; in fact, one has hardly had
a chance to form one on the merit3 of our new
John Morrow, the educational hub of the
Northslde, although not a politician, said: "I
have always been a great admirer of Blaine as
a statesman, and he is the rlchtman." As to
the other members he seems to think in a simi
Richard Johnson, of Pittsburg, did not seem
to think much of some parts of the new Cab
inet. "The mam trouble," ho said, "Is that in
the selection of these men, more attention has
been paid to their constituents than to their
fitness. Of conrse, I don't say that of men like
THAT DIAMOND STEEET ORDINANCE -
Discussed Pro and Con Yesterdny Before
the Committee on Sarvers.
The principal business done by the Com
mittee on Surveys at their regular meeting
yesterday afternoon was the consideration
of the ordinance widening Diamond street
between Liberty and Wood streets, which
had been referred back to the committee
from Councils. A petition from property
holders representing 214 feet, and a remon
strance representing 144 feet, abutting, was
Mr. Black, of Black & Baird, a property
owner, opposed the move. Mr. Charles
Meyran, representing the Germania Sav
ings Bank, favored the ordinance and
thought the city engineer ought to thor
oughly investigate. Mr. J. E. Kuhn, of
the William Prance plant, opposed it, as it
would take away nearly all of that proper
ty, and the damages would be from 5800 to
$1,000 per foot front for the 357 feet it would
A representative of the David Gregg and
McKee property, corner Wood street, said
it would take away all the Gregg lot and
damage it 540,000. Several others favored
the move as a great thing for the city.
On motion ot Mr. Bigham a sub-committee,
composed of Messrs. Bigham, Eppmg
and Getty, together with the City Engineer
and City Attorney, were instructed to inves
tigate the cost, expense and benefits ot the
improvement and report in the present
The following ordinances were affirma
tively recommended: Locating Bepublic,
Pingal, Seward and Butledge streets, Thirty-fifth
ward; relocating Industry street
from Maple to Beltzhoover avenue; estab
lishing the grade of Vine street from Beed
to Bose streets.
JEFFEESONIANISJI'S $485. .
It Will Now be Devoted to Palatial, If Not
The club "known, as the Connty Democ
racy met last night and heard the report of
the Finance Committee relative to the pro
ceeds of the reception given a couple of
weeks" since. The net proceeds amounted
to 5485, which will be devoted to the dissem
ination ot Jeffersonian principles.
The club has leased a portion of the Mel
lon building, and work on the fitting will
begin promptly. It is proposed to have
the quarters more or less palatial as much
so, at least, as comports with Jeffersonian
CEAWLIKG Tjp A LITTLE.
Exposition Subscriptions Increasias; In To
tals for the Good Cause.
The Board of Directors of the Exposition
Society held their weekly meeting yester
day. The business transacted was merely
The followinff named gentlemen were ad
mitted to life membership: Hon. M. W.
Acheson, A. Samson. Josiah Bindley,
Harry Brown, 8. C. Walker, C. Berringer,
A. Garrison, Joseph A. Henderson & Co.
D. B. Speer & Co., Longfellow, Alden&
Harlow, Pennock& Little, A. W. Cad
man, Henry Shenk, M. May Sons & Co.,
John Moss.er, W. P. Getly and James A.
The following were received to the loan
fund: A. Garrispn, $500, making thus far
on his subscription $1,000; Dr. W. H. Daly,
5100: King, Grass & Co., 5100; Curry Uni.
versity, 525; Chaplain, Fulton & Co., 525.
Total received, 52,450.
NATURAL GAS ON TAP.
It Causes a 82,000 Fire on Pens Avenue
Throe Men Are Bnrned.
That fire probably i caused by nat
ural gas, early yesterday morning at
No. 2809 Penn avenue, spread so rapidly, it
ssems that three men named C. Kniger, C.
Kittenberg and George Kitzell, who slept
on the second floor, were badly burned and
taken to the West Penn Hospital, were
they now lie in critical condition .Two thou
sand dollars will cover the property loss.
Black is a word that is bound to attract
for itself the attention of everyone, particu
larly when we apply it to black goods used
in making men's suits. Of course, these
goods may be black corkscrew, black fancy
worsted, black diagonal or black whipcord,
but any of the above four standard styles of
black eloth, superbly made up into fine
tailor-made men s suits, can be had for the
modest sum of eight (58 00) dollars. Sale
for two days only (to-day and to-morrow).
Many of the above goods also in bine at the
same price, 58 00. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sis., opp. the new
All the latest styles in French, English
and American flannels, stripes, figures and
checks, from 35c to 51 00 per yard. A new
line of embroidered flannels, all colors and
grades, from 65c to 56 00 per yard.
ilWFSU Hugus & Hacke.
Llttlo Lord Fanntleroy Collars and Cnfls,
All the rage East for children's wear. We
have them in collar and rnching depart
ment. Jos. Hobke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
See the display of fine imported flannels;
largest collection, finest goods ever shown
in the market; prices low. as they always
are here. Boggs & BdHl.
For a good fitting dress suit or overcoat
go to Pitcairn's, 434 Wood street. wsu
New Patterns La Tosca Umbrellas,
58. and upward, white metal handles and
natural wood sticks, all new.
Jos. Hokne & Co's,
. Penn Avenue Stores.
Etoile du Nord, Drap -and Venice, En
glish percales, etc, in immense assortment,
the best washing and wearing fabrics in the
market. Huofrs & Hacks.
Genqine Dlnmond Rings, 84 OO,
Elgin watches 56 00. All the latest novel
ties in fine jewelry at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth
avenue. Established 1853. wrsu
, Now Spring- Wraps nnd Mantles
In the cloak room to-day; also long gar
ments, New York and Paris make.
Jos. Horns & Co.'s
Penn avenne Stores.
Largest assortment of fine fancy flannels
to-day elegant imported goods the ladies
of these two cities ever had the pleasure of
inspecting. Bonos & Buhl.
See our display of men's fine neckwear.
James H. AiKiar & Co , 100 Fifth ave.
TT WILL CUBE
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KIDICS COUGH SYBUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
a Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
PEEP ABED BT
FLEMING BEOS., PITTSBURG, PA.
RELIEF TO WOMEN.
Many a woman will feel unhappy,
cramped and very disagreeable, all on
account of a bad fitting Corset, besides
her shape will be clumsy and awkward.
Corsets we give special attention to. If
you will only try onr Corsets you will
not be disappointed. Your shape will
be elegant and the fit perfect if this
is not the case bring them back. We
have Corsets at all prices.
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109 Federal Street,
Second door below Park Way. mht-srwr
TT'ELLER'S SCOTCH JAMS THE FINEST
t imported in one pound porcelain pots; also
jellies, marmalade and preserved fruits, war
ranted pure, in class jars, for sale by the case
or retail. JNO. A. REN8H AW CO,
ja28-WS Liberty and Ninth sts.
PEACHES FOR CREAH
Deliclous table fruit; also a full line of
California and Delaware fresh fruits in extra
syrup, tins and class? J
JNO. A. BENSHAW & CO.,
jaas-ws Family Grocer,
JQB. HDRNEl i CDfH
PENN AVENUE STORES. A
ALL BEADY NOW WITH
LATEST SPRING NOVELTIES.
Large Importations Just received,1
mating the finest showlns to be found,
especially in Dress Goods. ' J
OUR SECOND INDIA SILKj-
Over 5,060 yards a special purchase,real 1
Chinat Shanghai Cloth, Printed India.
snks, 27 inches wide, at 75 cents a yard. '"
White grounds with black figurest4'
black with white flsires;also dark and -r
light colorings these are thebest values ",
in this country to-day a large variety "9
of patterns, as there are one hundred J
" " qJt
and fifty pieces in this lot this is a big t
sale beyond question. A grand. colleo- f
Hon, our regular stock of these popular
SOks-at4oc,55c, 63c, (27-Inch) 51, 11 23,
II 60, in all the newest and most ex
treme colorings and finest French
Another lot worthy of notice 96
pieces, printed Jersey Silks (not
foulards) at 75 cents; never sold less .
than $1 over any silk counter.
- - f
New striped Surah Silks, 75 cents. '
New striped Brocade Satins, $123 a
New Armure Boyale Silks, la yard, "'
spring shades. ?
New shades in plain Surah Silks.
New shades in plain India Silts.
Spring importations of Black Dress
New Pekin Striped Armure Boyale
New plain Crepe do Chine, single and
New Brocaded Crepe de Chine, latest
Special values in Black Surahs, Black
India Silks, Black Boyales, Black Peau -de-Sole,
Black Gros Grains (24-incbyatt I'A
95 cents and at $1 25 a yard).
English Suitings, in individual pat
terns. French Embroidered Babes, s
la Directolre. German and French
fancy combination styles, $1 CO to .!
50-inch, English effect, fine Wool Suit, i'i
.ings, SI 25 a yard.
The largest collection of Novelties ia , -,
Imported Dress Fabrics ever shown in " "' -
this city at this season, including a -large
variety of new effects in black and
French Challies. latest printings, best
qualities, at 35 cents and 50 cents a yard.
Fancy printed Mohairs; new designs
in English striped Mohairs, Plain
weaves, new colorings, in challies.
New Broadcloths, in spring weights. -
New English Serge Suitings.
New French Cashmeres. 50 cents, eSc,
(46-Inch), 73c, Jl and $1 25, special ultra
shades, dyed to our own order.
46-inch all-wool Serges, choice colors,
at 50 cents.
Stylish all-wool Plaids, 50 cents a
Spring Suitings, 50 inches wide, only
40 cents a yard.
New goods arriving daily in the Cloak
Boom. Advanced styles in Misses' and
Children's Wraps. ,.
New arrivals in our already enormous -
Wash Dress Goods Departments. Scotch
Ginghams, in fancy lace effects and em
broidered stripe and side border styles,
American Dress Ginghams, 10c to 2S&, ,
Satines all the latest colorings
French, 25c to 35c American, 12&c to
Certainly the largest stock ofNeii
Spring Goods ever displayed, and
values, from Calicoes to SUks.
JOB. HDRNE 5 m
PENN AVENUE STORES?