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rLIKE TIC. MOROSINI,
A Gripman's, Wife the Daughter of
Wealthy Cincinnati Parents,
GIVES HER HUBBY THE QUIET SLIP.
She Believed Her Poverty-stricken Master
Didn't Lore Her.
AN EXCITING MARRIAGE IN EENTUCKI
A tall, slim young man, a gripman on the
East End division of the Penn avenue
traction line, was at the Union depot last
night, the very picture of distress. His fair
bride of two years had flown during the
night, leaving him nothing but a simple
little note, and the distracted young man
was wild to know whither she had taken
her course. He furnished the officers at the
t depot with a description of his wife, but
they had not seen her. He refused to give
his name, but, in pathetic language, he told
E his tale.
It was the old story of a wealthy Cincin
nati girl marrying a man beneath her
in station, and, in the end, after a struggle
for existence, losing heart and leaving her
Jowly lover to Jive in single blessedness.
HIS B03IANCE IN THE BOUGH.
The following is his tale of woe: "We
p have been married for two years. I came to
Pittsburg from Cincinnati about six weeks
f ago, in search of work, and, when I got my
present position, my wife followed
me a few weeks later. We boarded in the
East End, and when I arose this morning I
discovered that my wife was gone. On a
$S table she had left a note saying that she
j didn't believe I loved her any more, and
j this was her reason for leaving me so sur-
reptitiously. I don't believe she has eloped
k with anyone.
j "My wife is the daughter of one of the
j 'wealthiest paint manufacturers in Cincin
nati. I was a street car driver there, and
C the girl rode on my carlo school. We
$ didn't even as much as speak to each other
' for four or five years, though I knew very
well who she was. Finally we struck tin
an acquaintance, loved and were
, 5IABBIED IX EEXTUCKT
J. "Two hours after the knot was tied her
i angry father, with two depntyff sheris,
arrived on the scene, too late to prevent the
marriage. Furious with rage, Tie threat
ened to kill me, and he disowned his daugh
ter os the spot. He has not spoken a word
to her since.
"We continued to live happily in Cin
cinnati for two years. I worked at my old
occupation until I lost my job. I then
r came to Pittsburg, and here I am trying to
track my wife, who has deserted me. I
' fdon't know why she left me. She says in
'" 'her note that she thought my love for her
was waning; but that is not 30."
And the unfortunate young fellow began
j -wringing his hands, and it was quite evi
dent that he still adored her. He declined
to give the name of the girl's rich father.
The Fickle Men Meet and Contract for Mil
lions of Cacumbcrs No Trust or Fool In
The Pickle Manufacturers' Association
met in the city yesterday to compare notes
and regulate their contracts for the coming
.year. There are about 40 firms in the asso
ciation and they were all represented. Mr.
Fred. Loeble, of Philadelphia, presided.
Mr. Williams, a heavy dealer of Detroit,
In explaining the object of the meeting,
said: "We didn't meet to-dar to advance
prices or even discuss prices. Our object
is to feel the market and see how many
pickles the people of the country will con
sume this year. Usually we salt three times
as many cucumbers as are eaten, and they
become a dead loss on our hands. Then
the grangers get an idea there is monev in
the business, and they want more than their
share. Last year our firm contracted for
30,000,000 cucumbers, and other large con
cerns bonght them np in like proportions.
We are anxious to regulate the amount
from year to year so that the market will
not be overstocked.
"There is little money made in the busi
ness. The smaller manufacturers are re
sponsible for the poor prices. They buy in
lots on borrowed money, and in order to
raise funds to help them out of emergencies,
they are forced to sell at low prices. There
are pickles sold in Chicago for $1 SO per
barrel less than, they cost to put up. Our
price is $4 50, not 3 00, and we cannot be
induced to sell for less."
Mr. Williams could not say how many
pickles were sold last year, and te was un
willing to divulge the amount contracted
for this year, but the number will reach the
millions. Woe betide humanity and the
poor stomachs that will suffer.
HIS HOPEFUL Y1EW.
Captain Steel Says Our Nary and Merchant
Marine Are Improving;.
Captain Steel, of Cramp & Sons, the ship
builders, returned to Philadelphia last
"Do you know," said he, "that the agita
tion over Samoa helps ship building? The
present administration will not be outdone
by Mr. Cleveland, and we expect the navy
will be greatly strengthened by the addition
of new ships. The appropriations for seven
sew vessels have already been made, and
the builders have been asked to bid.
"The merchant marine is also picking up
As soon as capitalists saw that Congress was
in favor of subsidies Boach received an
order for five vessels, and Cramp is now
building four merchant ships for Ameri
cans. It is an outrage that the Government
can compel American steamers to carry the
mails at their own price when they are'will
ing to pay foreigners well for doing the
same service. A few more war scares will
waken np the people and Congress. The
time is not far off when our merchant ma
rine and navy will compare favorably with
the vessels of anv country on earth."
THE LATEST WRINKLE.
Jndce Cooler Sots It Is Now Illegal to Fay
General Passenger Agent A- E. Clark, of
the Lake Erie, arrived from Chicago, yes
terday, where he had attended a meeting of
passenger men. The new inter-State law
was received during the session. The agents
didn't have time to discuss it extensively,
but the majority admitted that it is a
"It is just about as safe to cut rales under
this law as to steal a horse," said Mr.Clark.
"If a man can get the animal without being
caught he won't get into trouble. Judge
Coolev decides that, under the present
amendment, it is illegal for any road to pay
GOT. COLQUITT AND COL. MOORE
Are Announced1 to Address the Temperance
A grand mass meeting, under the auspices
of the Allegheny County Constitutional
Temperance Amendment Executive Com
mittee, will be held in Old City Hall this
evening, commencing at 7:30 o'clock. Ex
Governor Colquitt, of Georgia, and Colonel
William D. Moore will be the principal
speakers. The admission will be free, and
all are welcome.
NOTES AND NOTIONS.
Many Matters of Mnch and Little Moment
The hotels are filling up. ,
The gay spring drummer is In town.
A hisxosieb Black whltewasbers.
Good thing to keep A stiff upper Up.
Bishop Vincent went to Cincinnati last
W. E. Schmektz went to New York last
Hugo Blanc, the noted chemist, left for
Harrisburg last night.
It seems the only thing those alleged train
robbers stole was a ride.
No. 2523 Carson street has been officially con
demned, and must come down.
J. L. McDowell., the Sharon banker, was
at the Seventh Avenue yesterday.
Crossing sweepers could earn many an hon
est penny from the thankful pedestrian.
Mes. B. Riddle, poor and a widow, was
helped to Altoonaby the authorities yester
day. Lottie McDonald is held in $500 bail for
court on a charge of keeping a disorderly
"Fare Miss," said the polite conductor, and
then wondered why the girl blushed so furi
ously. Congressman Oscar L. Jackson, of New
Castle, took breakfast at the Monongahela yes
terday. "Lucky McKeown" has struck a big well
with the usual ensuing paralysis in the Oil Ex
change. SUPEBrjTTENDENT PATTON, Of the B.iO,
says the new depot will be finished when the
flowers bloom in the spring.
The city tax mill is In operation, and money
Is being received from all wards but six, and
books from these will be ready to-day.
Fbimabt scholars, varying in age from 6 to
lLare preparing to send samples of their work
work to the Fans Exposition.
Stockholders of the Central Traction do
not think it significant that the contractors are
to break ground, Monday, April L
A new Council ot the Daughters of Liberty
will be organized in Allegheny, and in all prob
ability the Sons of Liberty will follow.
Farewell Skidmore will have a hearing
to-day charged with kissing Laura Shepard, of
Allegheny. He says he only kissed her fare
well. Mrs. Ferdinand L. Adams, a daughter of
Mr. G. B. Perkins, the detective acent, ar
rived in this city yesterday on a visit front In
dianapolis. The griD on one of the Butler street cars
broke yesterday moraine in front of the Fenn
avenue power house and delayed travel again
for two hours.
The wife of E. Conners, who was sentenced
to two years imprisonment in the penitentiary
yesterday, fainted and went Into hysterics in
the court room.
The true homeliness of Pittsburg streets is
now fully exposed, and the contrast ot muddy,
dirty, filthy roads with the handsome buildings
is something startling.
Fob February the reports of the Meat and
Milk Inspector show merchandise valued at
JS92 50, besides 105 head of hogs and 3 head of
cattle, were condemned.
A delightful period of uncertainty will
now intervene, during which a man insists
upon taking off his spring underclothing and
his wife insists that he shan't.
Revival meetings at the Mt Washington
Presbyterian Church are still very successful.
The Rev. E S. Farrand is assisted by Chess
Birch, the musical evangelist.
Young Abe Cohen will have a hearinc to
day, charged with striking Mrs. Lewis, of Tun
nel street. Abe boards with her, and will ex
plain the alleged salt and batter.
In a suit for attorney's fees, the jury found
for the defendant. The supposition is that
after the attorney was through with him, the
defendant was the only thing they could find.
Ex-Senator Bruce, the colored member
from Mississippi, says Harrison is a nice man,
and will be a friend to the colored people. The
Senator delivered a lecture in Canton yester
day. The virtue of a well-orfranized, strenuous
kickhas been shown by those aristocratic East
Enders who carried unsightly electric light
poles to the other side of the street, where the
company allowed them to remain.
The collector for the police and firemen's
gymnasium who was thought by T. P. Hersh
berger, of the West End, to be acting without
authority proves to be all right, and any
money given him goes to the,proper person.
Popular Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Florence
will be tendered a. testimonial Friday night by
a theater party of members of the Mystic
Shrine, and a banquet will follow at the Da
ouesne. Billy was the founder of this order in
Rev. A. H. Norcross, D. D., President of
the Pittsburg Female College, left Tuesday
night for Florida and Be Funlak Springs,
where he is to lecture and preach during the
session of the Southern Chautauqua, now in
session at that place.
President Weihe went to Washington
last night, presumably to boom Martin as Com
missioner of Labor. This item, with a change
of names and purposes, appears simultaneously
in every paper in the country, and the focus of
all is the new President;
Harbt Walthoweb, a boy aged 15 years,
living near McKeesport, went to the Allegheny
General Hospital yesterday to be treated for
what be supposed was a sprained ankle. The
doctors discovered that gangrene had set in,
and amputated his foot.
Frank Neal is to be tried on the charge of
stealing a billy-goat, a sort of kid-naping
affair evidently, though Neal expects to show
testimony in rebuttal. A value of $1 25 is
placed on the William goat, and everyDody is
wondering what the $1 represents. The 0 scents
are easily explained.
There were 313 deaths in the city in Febru
ary, just 12 more than dunng the same time
last year, and exactly the number in 18S5. It is
strange that in the Bureau of Health resort, a
gruesome array ot93 figures indicating deaths,
diseases, etc, the mystic and imagined lucky
No. 7 is only mentioned three times.
CHEMISTRY TO THE RESCUE.
Hngo Blanc Will Have His Inning for Oleo
Dr. Hugo Blanc, the chemist, went to
Harrisburg last night in the interest of
some measure, about which he declined to
speak. The doctor stated that he was in
structed not to say anything before he ar
rived at Harrisburg, and he was sorry he
could not give the reporter the information
It is believed that the chemist has been
hired by the oleomargarine people to de
fend their bilL In all probability he has
examined chemically a number of varieties
of bogus butter, and his report is expected
to have considerable influence on the
granger committee that threatens the meas
ure with quiet strangulation in the dark
ness of a committee room.
AT DOUBLE THE AVERAGE.
The Present Grand Jnry a Genuine Record
Breaker for Business.
The present grand jury is astonishing the
moderns by the way it is turning ont busi
ness, averaging, so far, 26 cases a day, in
stead of 12, as has been the rule for some
Some people have hazarded the malicious
' suggestion that possibly Judge Collier's ac
tion some weeks ago had something to do
with the present celerity.
A NEW CHURCH.
The Congregation That Sold to the Dnqnesne
Club to Build.
The contract for a new church structure
was let yesterday by the Cumberland Pres
byterian Church to Contractor Trimble.
The edifice will be built on the corner of
Wylie avenue and Congress street
This congregation is the one that sold its
building and lot on Sixth avenue to the
THE FIRST BOAT BACE.
A Qnlck and Saccessfnl Trip to the South
With Cheap Coal.
The Joseph Walton arrived from below
yesterday with 14 barges. This is the first
boat to get back since the rise.
All the other boats are doing well, and
some of them are already homeward bound.
The river here yesterday had fallen to 6J
MUSHROOM YS LABOR,
A Yery Interesting Conflict of Views
on Flint Glass-Dullness.
FINDLAY, OHIO.BEGINS TO SQUEAL,
Alleging That Wages Are Ruinous, and
There Must be a Battle.
PITTSBURG SATS IT ISS'T ALL WAGES
That there is misrepresentation in behalf
of the mushroom flint glass factories of
Ohio and Indiana, or else on the part of the
old and heretofore reliably conservative
glass producers of Pittsburg, has become
painfully evident; for the two are diametric
ally opposed in their statements of the
causes that have led to the present flint glass
stagnation and the impending shut-down.
Fittsburgers say the trouble is that the
mushroomers aforesaid, with their free fuel
and cheap plants, cut the rates below living
figures for honest pay-as-yon-go investors,
forced rninons competition, got it, and then,
when they themselves were over-stocked and
couldn't sell at any price, laid the trouble
to other causes.
The following telegram, from The Dis
patch correspondent at Findlay, O., will
show how true the charge of "laying it to
other causes" is:
Manufacturers of window glass In the natu
ral gas regions of Ohio and Indiana are con
fronted by a most alarming situation, on ac
count of the demoralization of prices. Never,
in the history of the trade, have affairs so con
spired to place mauf acturers "between the devil
and the deep sea," so to speak, as at present,
and the future offers nothing of promise.
Quotations have long since lost all semblance
to uniformity, and schedules have been thrown
away. Every manufacturer is playing a lone
hand, but there's nothing in the pot for the
There Is not an establishment In these sec
tions but what is running at a dead loss, were
they compelled to at once market their prod
ucts, and the prospect of a better range of
prices is so discouraging that a general shut
down may be expected within a few weeks not
longer than a month at the furthest.
The Dispatch correspondent to-day made
a tour of the glasshouses of this city and talked
with the managers of the Findlay Window
Glass Company, the Ohio Window Glass Com
pany, the Buckeye Window Company and
Hirsh, Ely & Co. on the present situation, and
secured their opinions regarding what the fut
ure was likely to bring to the trade. All were
of the opinion that affairs could hardly be
worse than at present, and all agreed that it
was a wonderfully sanguine man who derived
any encouragement from what the future
RUNNING AT A LOSS.
Mr. U. G. Baker, Secretary of the Findlay
Window Glass Company, voiced the general
sentiment when he said: "The factories of tbis
city, as well as those in the Indiana gas region,
are all running at a loss, and just as soon as
we get stock enough to fill our old contracts
we will put out our fires and close our
doors. We cannot, under our agreements with
our workmen, reduce wages, and a general
shut down is the only thing left for us to do.
A number of houses in the Western district
have already thrown up the sponge, notably
the factory at Maumee, O.. the one at Dun
kirk, Ind., one factory at North Marlon, Ind..
and several more will quit this week. Out of
1,200 pots in the Western district 250 are al
ready idle, and before a month not less than
800 will be growing cold."
"What is your remedy for the trouble? ' was
To this Mr. Baker replied: "A general re
duction of wages. Foreign manufacturers
have reduced wages 20 per cent, and we must
do likewise if we expect to continue in the
business. Of course, I Know this move on the
part of manufacturers, will bring on a great
strike, but it must come, sooner or later, and
we had just as well meet it this year as 12
months hence. When it does begin it will be a
battle royal. No labor organization in this
country is better equioped for a long and ter
rible fight than the Glass Workers' Associa
tion, and the result of such a contest cannot
now be predicted, but the manufacturers,
naturally expect in the end to win, although
this is not at all assured. It does not matter
which organization succeeds, the whole con
test will be demoralizing to every trade inter
est in America. The struggle cannot be de
layed much longer. There is no falling off in
the importation of foreign glass, and no re
duction in the output of the operating factories
of this country, and
A REDUCTION OF WAGES
must follow, or a shut-down, either of which
will be disastrous not only to labor, but to
capital as well, and the situation is full of
gloom, through which 1 cannot see a single ray
Mr. Cratty, Secretary ot the Ohio Window
Glass Company, talked much in the same strain
as also did the officers of the other companies,
all of whom are getting things in shape for the
storm, which they expect to be upon them
Advices from the Indiana natural gas region
are of a like character, and it is the opinion of
all the manufacturers that within a month
every window glass house m Ohio and Indiana
will be closed down, thus throwing thousands
of workers out of employment at a season of
the year when they are not prepared for such
a condition of affairs. As one "manufacturer
remarked: "It is a condition, not a theory, that
confronts us, and we have no alternative."
The report that the flint glass trade is un
usually dull, and that a number of factories
must close down, was confirmed yesterday
by President Smith, of the American Flint
Glass Workers' Union. In speaking of the
condition of trade he said: "I cannot
understand the dullness. The only line
that is in good shape is the chimney branch.
The North Wheeling factory closed for a
few days, but has started again; but may
close soon. The Elson works at Martin's
Ferry will likely close down in a few days."
This dullness has been heretofore alluded
to in print quite often of late. It is not de
nied. But the caure of it, as Mr. Jenkin
Jones and others nave stated, is attributable
to the mushroomers out West.f Several of
the glass workers on the Sonthside, who are
engaged in the flint and table ware trade,
put the same coloring as Messrs. Jones and
Smith upon the condition of the business in
Findlay, O. Those who were asked about
the matter had this opinion on the subject:
"If the glasshouses in Ohio are going to
shut down or burst, it is not to be wondered
at, When some of the small towns out
West went through the country begging
people to come to them and start manufact
uring plants there were quite a number only
too anxious to avail themselves of the op
portunity. A good many glasshouses sprang
up in consequence, and quite a number are
run by people who do not know anything
about the business.
hotv things changed.
"Of course, while they got land, gas and
even bricks to build theirplants for nothing.
they found it very easy to manufacture glass
and compete with the rest of the firms in the
country. . ,
"But it seems that things have changed.
The Town Councils of those places are
now coming forward and asking for
payment of what they gave at " first,
and on that account a t good
many manufacturers find themselves in a
very bad position. They-are now working
on a basis similar to that of the older manu
facturers here in Pittsburg, and, of course,
inasmuch as they have not the same pres
tige and custom in the trade,, they find that
they cannot compete with the older manu
facturers any longer.
"That is the reason they begin 'to howl
at labor. Their complaint of the
wages being toohigh is utterly unfounded.
Wages are no higher now than they were
two or three years ago. And as for their
plea that the importation of foreign glass is
doing a great deal of harm, that is all boshl
America is ahead ot the whole world in the
manufacture of cheap tableware and flint
glass goods, and the foreigners cannot touch
THE STRIKE IS OFF,
And the Carpenters Will Go to Work on the
Exposition Bnlldlngs Again.
The carpenters strike at the Exposition
building is ended, and work will be re-
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sumed in a few day. It will be remem
bered the carpenters employed on the build
ing quit work some time ago because some
frames and sash manufactured by D. B.
Speer & Co. were used. The firm, it is
said, refusedto employ at their mill mem
bers of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Last night a meeting of local Union No.
211, of the brotherhood, was held at tbeir
hall, at the corner of Park way and Federal
street, Allegheny, at which the non-nnion
men at 8peer & Co.'s mill were initiated.
This practically killed- the strike, and it
will be declared off to-day. Work on the
building will likely be resnmed in a tew
THE! DID NOT ADVANCE.
The Prices of Western Cat Nail Association
Remain as Usanl.
The Western Cut Nail Association met
at Wheeling yesterday, with all the mills
represented. The expected advance in the
selling price of nails was not made, the con
dition of the market not warranting it.
About half the nail machines in the West
are now idle.
The coke trade is not in very good shape,
and the shipments are' lighter than usual. Most
of the works are closed down two days of each
The Executive Board of D. A. 3, K. of L..
will meet next Monday evening, but Master
Workman Ross says that nothing but routine
business is on the programme.
A member of the Builders' Exchange said
yesterday that he believed $200,000 could easily
be raised for the purpose of putting up a build
ing. The Building Committee will present a
report at the next meeting of the exchange.
Master Wobxstan Rosa, of D. A, 8, K. of
L, was last night presented with a fine gold
watch chain by his many friends. The presenta
tion speech was made by Mr. Charles T.
Dawson, at K. of L. Hall, and Mr. Ross re
sponded. WHERE THE REPORT BEGAN.
Tfae.Connt dl Montcrcole's Literary Contri
bution Offered In New York.
The discussion of the nflairs of the Count
di Montercole is growing rather wearisome,
but it would appear that the Count himself,
is not only responsible for it, but not un
willing for a consideration to keep on. The
following is from the New York World of
Tuesday, and is probably the origin and ex
planation of the statements in some of the
Pittsburg papers yesterday that the Count
wanted to isell his story. It will also be
noticed the 'World states that the Count was
to start for home yesterday:
City Editor World:
Mandato a mezzo Ulorno nn vestro rappresentate
che parla Jfrancese O Itallano.
CONTE DI H0"TEItC0LE.
This telegram flashed into the World .office
yesterday morning, smoking hot from the
wires. In response a reporter was at once sent
to interview the noble scion of the green baize
and revolving-wheel family (as the name sug
gests), and after seeking unsuccessfully in vari
ous resorts of Spaghetti and Cbiantl at last un
earthed him at the Hotel Brunswick. '
Instead of finding a floe, handsome, dashing
looking man, with long, wavy mustachios in
fact, one who even might by a large Btretch of
the imagination be supposed capable of win
ning a fair daughter of the Smoky City the re
porter was almost taken aghast by meeting a
plain, awarthy-complexloned Individual, re
sembling more a scantily-fed tonsorial artist
than a nobleman of sunny Italy. He had not
even the redeeming trait of being mannerly.
He stated at the outset that his business had
to do solely with the proprietor of the World;
that "he had a story" a "story" he wished to
dispose of for a certain monetary consideration
a "story" that dated "dele premier moment
que j'ai rencontre ma femme" (this with falter
ing voice). Upon being assured he could not
see the proprietor of the World, he then most
modestly requested that one of the chief
editors be immediately dispatched to him to
buy bis '"story."
He was most sanguine that over 100,000 copies
of his famous history since be first methiswife
could bo sold in asiugleday in New York;
another 100,000 copies in Paris and almost a
like number In London. The Count (erfeit)
made the harrowing announcement as the
World reporter was leaving that he would turn
his back upon America and the rest of her fair
daughters to-morrow morning.
A FIREBUG ON SIXTH STREETS
A Livery Stnblo Destroyed Last Night and
n Man Arrested for" It.
The livery stables of Alex Montgomery,
on Sixth street, were almost entirely de
stroyed by fire last night, and a former em
ploye of the place, William McFarland,
was: locked up on the charge of having fired
It was after 11 o'clock when the stable
men, who were asleep in the building,
awoke, from thenoise of the crackling flames
and smoke. They immediately jumped up
and let the 40 horses out of the building.
The harness and carriages were also pulled
In the meantime two alarms had been
sent in and the engine companies attempted
to put out the fire. Bnt on account ot the
large amouut of hay it was very difficult.
The damage to Mr. Montgomery's property
amounts to $2,500 and the building which
belongs to the Shields estate was damaged
to the extent of 53,000. All is covered by
McFarland was accused of having set the
place afire, because he was seen to come out
of the building immediately after the fire
started. It is thought that he did it out of
revenge, Mr. Montgomery having dis
charged him some time ago.
Ho Would Like to be the Next Pension
Agent lor This District.
Colonel Chill Hazzard went to Lancaster
last night to present some flags to an organ
ization of Grand Army men there.
The Colonel is an avowed candidate to be
Pension Agent for this district, and he says
that if strong Grand Army indorsements
will secure the office, he is the man that
will get it While in the East he will do
some quiet work in Philadelphia to help his
Colonel Hazzard stated that while coming
down the river he saw a great many boats
towing empties to the upper pools. Empty
barges, he says, always means business, and
he thinks the operators propose to make up
for time lost In everv month for the past
13 there has been a coaiboat stage, but un
fortunately the coal men were not preptred
for the water.
OLD MEXICAN PAINTINGS.
The Two Rare Relics Which James A. Mc
Mr. James A. McCormick, while pros
pecting for gold and tin ore in Mexico some
time ago, came across three oil paintings of
the date of 1721, and, on getting them home
and having them cleaned wassnrprised and
of course gratified to find them to be quite
valuable. They were found in a Mexican
second-hand store, and seem by some means
to have been forgotten among some rubbish.
They represent the flight into Egypt, the
virgins' and the angels salutation to Mary,
the mother of Christ.
Mr. McCormick has placed them on exhi
bition at Gillespie's. They were found in
the ruins of a wrecked and plundered abbey,
the vandals who destroyed it having no
taste for art, or being unable to take their
plunder with them.
HOME FOR THE BLIND.
Negotiations for tho Purchase of a Valuable
It is reported that the directors of the new
Institution lor the Education of the Blind
are negotiating for the purchase of the hand
some residence of Godfrey & Clark, the
paper manufacturers. It is situated at the
corner of Penn and Gross avenues, East
End. The property originally belonged to
William Smith, the pipe founder.
The directors of the new institute are said
to regard the building and grounds in every
way fitted for the new home for blind
Piano Keys Connected by Wire With
a Curious Bit of Mechanism,
WHICH PLAYS MOZART WITH EASE.
It Registers and Reproduces the Extempor
aneous Gems of Musicians.
AN0TELTIIN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Electricity has produced another wonder.
It is a pianist As usual with these subtle
inventions, the new musician is invisible,
and the piano will have the appearance of
playing itself. Spiritualistic mediums need
not apply, because there is nothing super
natural about it D. J. Cable,' the well
known electrician, of 77 Fourth avenue,
made the piece of hidden mechanism him
self. It is for his own piano, and although
duplicates could be manufactured for at
tachments to any piano, he will not put it
into the market. The work has occupied
him in his spare moments for months, and
he has just completed it this week. He made
it just for amusement, but has now cer
tainly got a novelty which for beauty and
genius cannot be -surpassed in this country.
THE ELECTRICAL PIANIST.
The "mechanical pianist" is a brass cyl
inder, very much resembling that in a
music box. It is operated by clockwork.
This roller is punched full of irregular lit
tle holes, into which are 'fastened metal
pegs. Thus a tqne appears on each of the
small cylinders. Wires connect this instru
ment with the piano. Under each piano
key is a small magnet, the armature of
which is fastened to the bottom of the piano
key. The cylinder is set in motion. As
the little pegs touch a series of springs in
sulated like the teeth of a music-box's
roller, they one after another complete a
circuit, an electrical current flashes across
to the piano and the magnet connected with
that certain spring pulls down the arma
ture quick and sharply, and down comes
theniano key with it, producing the sound
as naturally as though struck by a player of
Mr. Cable's first roller will have upon it
"Home, Sweet Home," with some lovely
variations. After that he wants to have
another with a schottish composed by John
Bobb, Esq., which music critics say is a
masterly work. The cylinder and wires
may all be hidden, either in the piano or
down in the coal cellar.
How is snch delicate work as perforating
the solid brass roller with tiny holes ac
complished? By a very simple method,
also the original idea of Mr. Cable. Often
in extemporaneous playing a pianist pro
duces a bewitching chord, or in moments of
inspiration forms, by a combination of the
keys, music which would be rare for its
beauty if it could be remembered and played
A VEBY SIMPLE METHOD.
To register a man's extemporaneous play
ing Mr. Cable has invented an attachment
for the brass cylinder described above. Be
side the cylinder he has a row of very small
magnets. The armatures in front of these
are engraved with the letter or sign of sharp
or flat note. Then a piece of white paper is
rolled around the cylinder. It is set in
motion, and the extemporaneous player be
gins his operation of the piano keys. As a
magnet and armature rests beneath every
key, each note that he strikes sends a cur
rent of electricity across the wires to the
cylinder, and the corresponding magnet
there draws down the armature with the en
graved and inked letter, striking it upon
the paper. The paper is ruled, and as the
speed at which the roller is revolving is
known, the letters appearing upon different
lines indicates the exact number of seconds
between each note struck by the player.
Needle points placed in the armatures
over the cylinder will strike the brass if the
paper is removed, and thus indicate where
the hole and peg should be placed. By
this method all you have to do to mark the
brass roller for its preparation to play
"Home, Sweet Home" by electricity, is to
sit down at the piano and play the piece as
you usually would. A few days later the
roller would be finished and would play the
piano for you exactly as you had done for it.
POSSIBILITIES OP THE INVENTION.
The possibilities of such an invention are
wonderful. If Mr. Cable would consent to
allow the mechanism to be manufactured
the tuneful cylinders could be sold whole
sale for attachment to any piano. There
are many households where the "upright"
or "grand" is merely a pie.ee of ornamental
furniture for the parlor. Nobodyin the
family can play on it. Visitors gd away
"Hum! Mrs. J only bought that
piano for show. She's got nobody with
brains enough to play on it Shoddy!"
With wires- connecting her piano with
one ot these cylinders Mrs. J might
have her revenge upon that visitor! next
time she calls by excusing herself (long
enough to direct Biddy to go down to the
cellar and wind up tythe electric piano
If put upon the market the invention
might also do away with bull dogs and
burglar alarms. A tiny spring attached to
each door and window could be so connected
with wires as to set the clockwork
of the musical cylinders going . the
moment either door or window
was opened after a certain hour. That
would instantly send a flood of mftlody
through the house, and the burglar, hear
ing the piano playing, would jump 10 the
conclusion that Myrtle was still sittins up
entertaining her Alonzo, and hencfe he
would sneak away, leaving the family plate
CAN SUCH THINGS BE?
A Greek Shows Up the Panama Canal
Scheme In an Unsavory Light. I
C. M. Demetrius, a Greek who hasbeen
traveling through South America, v -as at
the Union station last night bound east.
He visited the scene ot the Panama "anal,
and he says he is thoroughly convinced
that it is one of the biggest frauds ever per
petrated on a people. j
He claims he found there enough nails" to
build a road across the' United States, and
stationery, pens, ink, etc., to supply a city
like New York for six months. H i says
everything was conducted on the most ex
travagant scale. The contractors bled the
stockholders, and they were favored by the
directors. He believes the canal will never
be built, and the people living in the! coun
try admit that the scheme is impracti cable.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY T0-DA
A Meeting of the Western Pennsylvania
Body to Hear Papers Bead.
The regular meeting of the Historical So
ciety of Western Pennsylvania will (take
place in the society's rooms in the Court
House this afternoon at 2 o'clock. A
varied and instructive programme of inter
esting papers and important business will
make it agreeable for those who want to
hear of the past of our history and) the
present of those who are interesting them
selves in collecting it
The members of the Society and tineir
friends are earnestly requested to be present
OUT OP POLITICS.
Ex-Depnty Attorney General Gilbert Thlfaks
Danpbln Is Anti-Prohibition.
Lyman D. Gilbert, of Harrisburg, De
ty Attorney General under Governor HoVt.
was in the city yesterday. He is now obt
of politics, and devoting all his time to tlie
Mr. Gilbert is inclined to believe th
Dauphin will vote anti-prohibition. I
says there are a ereat many liquor dealer
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- WAS HE MURDERED?
The Discovery of nn Unrecognizable Body
A Chain of Circumstances Qalto Sus
picions A Mystery.
Coroner McDowell last night brought to
the city the decomposed, discolored and un
recognizable corpse of a man that had evi
dently lain two months in the mud and ice
of Chartiers creek at Laurel station
on the Pittsburg, Chartiers and Youghio
gheny Bailroad. Tattoos of the, initials
"B. M." and a banner shield on the left
arm marked the body, which was 5J feet
in stature and had evidently weighed about
165 pounds, though whether originally
black or white, was a question.
Yery plaiu clothing, a blue and white
striped cheviot shirt, and, in one of the
pockets, a prescription with the address,
Washington, Pa., as the only remaining
words, 'are all that remain to aid identity.
The Coroner said last night that, about
two months ago,' two colored men at Mans
field had a quarrel, immediately after which
one of the men disappeared and has not
been seen since. The other, man was then
arrested, charged with having thrown the
missing man into the creek; but, as the
body was not recovered and nothing proved
the murder, that charge was withdrawn.,
The missing man had a wile at'Washing
ton, Pa., where he had formerly lived, and
the Coroner believes that, taking all the
facts into consideration, the, body found
yesterday. was thatof the missing man. An
investigation will be made to-day.
THE CHILDREN'S PETITION.
One of the Most Impressive Remonstrances
South Versailles township presents to the
Judges of the comiug 'License. Court a peti
tion that is probably the prettiest and most
pathetic in expression of all such documents
heretofore presented to the local courts. It
is signed exclusively by 57 children of the
township, and says:
We, the undersigned children, petition our
Honorable Judges, and earnestly pray them
not to grant licenses to any applicants for tne
said South Versailles township, for our Bakes.
"Foroursakes!" Could there be a more
charmingly childlike expression written in
right at that point no matter if a parental
hand did pen the petition? "And a little
child shall lead them" may not have been
true alone of that sacred occasion about
which the words were first spoken, by Him
"who spake as never man spake."
To-morrow will be the last day allowed
for the tiling of remonstrances against ap
plicants for liquor licenses. But few re
monstrances have been filed so far, but it is
probable that a number will be presented
to-day and to-morrow. Eight were filed
The remonstrances not alluded to above
were against J. A. Carline, No. 73 Forty
third street, 69 signatures; J. M. Steiger
wald, 75 Forty-third street, 69 signatures;
Lonis Lautner. Nos. 148 and 150 West End
avenue, Allegheny, 21 signatures; Charles
Downey, Fred Hoberman, Patrick Howard
and Morris & King, all of Dnqnesne,
Mifflin township. Each was signed with 93
NOT TRAIN ROBBERS
Who Attacked Clenry, the Brnkemnn, Bat
Professional Train Bams.
Begarding the attack upon Michael
Cleary, a Lake Erie railroad brakeman,
which occurred on Tuesday night on a train
near Coraopolis, Mr. Charles Dietrich, the
trainmaster, gave the following statement
"Those eight men are professional train
'bums,' who rob the employes of trains, gen
erally around their pay days. They did not
mean to rob the train, because everything
was found intact, aDd they had attacked
Cleary on top of tne train.
"I positively deny that our road has been
systematically robbed of freight lately; in
fact, I can say that there has been less steal
ing done lately than ever before.
"These men knew that the brakemen had
been paid that day, and for that reason they
went for Cleary to get his little stipend. I
saw him to-day? and he is fairly on his way
to recovery,, while the eight young fools who
attacked him are in jail awaiting Monday's
Electric Light Poles Create Trouble In Aris
tocratic Bast End.
The aristocratic East Enders living on
Windmill street were scandalized one morn
ing when the East End Electric Company
strung their crooked unsightly poles along
their sidewalks on the west side of the street
preparatory to planting them.
The next morning the company was par
alyzed to see the poles had been removed to
the east side of the street and a gentle, sub
dued but firm kick was made by the east
siders. The company was appealed to, and
decided to settle the difficulty by allowing
the poles to remain on the east side, but
they will be tall, stately, and shapely, and
more of an ornament than a cause for com
plaint. THAT PATRICIDAL ASSAULT.
Yonng McCoy Jailed in Dcfnnlt of 8300
His Father's Critical Case.
Peter McCoy, Jr., had a hearing before
Alderman Bichards, yesterday afternoon,
on a charge of assault and battery preferred
by his father, whom he assaulted at his
home at the corner of Washington street
and Poplar alley, last Monday evening be
cause he would not give him money.
The old gentleman had to be brought to
the Alderman's office in a carriage, and is in
a very critical condition. The son was com
mitted to jail in default of $500 bail for
TO INYEST1GATE IT.
The Station Agent Said to Have Caused
Constable Clishum, of Chartiers, will in
vestigate the death of John Mallally, who
was injured on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
Bailroad at that place, on Tuesday. He
will also inquire into the accusation to the
effect that Station Agent Hamilton had
been responsible for the accident, by push
ing Mallally against the train.
Hamilton hears a good reputation and is
a property holder at Cliartiers. He is, not
under arrest. The Coroner will continue
the inquest this morning.
HIT WITH A CLUB.
A Railroader Knocked Down on Twenty
eighth Street Last Night.
O. H. Clark, an employe at the round
house of the Pennsylvania Bailroad, was
knocked down on Twenty-eighth street
about 9 o'clock last night He had just
quit work and was on his way to his home
at No. 4807 Cypress street when attacked.
He was knocked down with a club, and
his assailant went through his pockets
while he lay unconscious on the pavement.
The man, who he thinks was Hugh Doyle,
did not secure anything for his trouble.
Their Unnnlmons Call.
. The congregation of the Point Breeze
Presbyterian Church met last evening and
unanimously extended a call to Bev. Dewitt
N. Benham, of Kittanning, to be their pas
tor. Still More New French Cbnllis.
The very handsomest styles in imported
and only 50 cents a yard over 150 pieces
to choose from here.
JOS. HOENE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
We Jiave placed on sale to-day Brooks'
machine spool cotton for the accommodation
of patrons who wish it for the automatic
sewing machines, Boggs & Bubx.
""" will'test rr.
Bestanraat Keepers Accept the Advlcn of
Their Attorney In Regard to Using Oleo
Adalterntlon of Vinegar in Pittsburg.
The restaurateurs met yesterday after
noon, but just what they did seems to be
enveloped in somewhat of a fog. President
Dimlingsaid: "We did nothing, except
talk and listen, to our attorney, J. s. Fer
guson. He assured us we would be all right
if we,wished to use 'oleo,' and that it is
only the sellers of it who can be punished.
It gives customers better satisfaction than
dpes butter, and since it has been in use,
bakers have been able to get better and
cheaper real butter for their use. I am not
using oleo now, but am convinced that I
can if 1 want to do so."
This view would seem to be based on the
ground that furnishing butter to boarders is
not selling it
Although the Supreme Court has de
clared the law of 1887 constitutional, it
seems there is likely to be considerably
more litigation. For instance, S. ,A.
Johnston. Esq.. savs it is class legislation.
and it is held by some that this phase of it
was not ruled upon by the Supreme Court
It is held that the law was passed for the
benefit of farmers alone. Mr. Johnston
said he hadn't any doubt that the average
Legislature felt competent to amend the
Ten Commandments, but he held the law
as it read could only be construed to mean
that Pennsylvania farmers were to be pro
tected and that the bill to keep Western
dressed beef out of the State wasof the same
character. He held that neither could
be based on the ground of preserving either
the health or saving the money of the con
sumer as oleomargarine, in Mr. Johnston's
estimation, not only averages better in
cleanliness, quality and healthfulness than
cow butter, but is cheaper and fills a greatly
felt want among poor people.
Ex-County Commissioner Beckert de
nounced the oleo suppression law as an out
rage on poor people, and said the Legis
lature would be much better employed
were it to set about to break up the adulter
ation of vinegar, or rather counterfeiting of
it. He said thatall the oleo consumed in the
United States did not contain as much mat
ter injurious to health as the sulphuric acid
contained in one barrel of bogus cider Vin
egar and that the case of 724 per cent
sulphate of lime in a consignment of alleged
cream-tartar afforded more pertinent matter
for legislative safeguards than all the anti
oleo laws that conld be passed.
T. C. Lazear, Esq., said he thought it
would be claimed that farmers "were only
incidentally benefited by the law in ques
tion, and that it would be held that all
classes were, so that the act could not be
construed to be class legislation.
Henry Meyer and J. M. Caldwell, Esqs.,
considered the law as unjust and in reality
class legislation, but did not express any
decided opinion on the question as to
whether the Supreme Court would view it
in that light, if that question were specifi
The restaurant keepers, under the advice
of the attorney, decided to make a test case
of the first of the pending suits against them
when tried and take an appeal.
Angostura Bitters, the world-renowned
South American appetizer, cures dyspepsia,
On Wood Street.
See the window at Bennett & Co.'s hat
store filled with American, English and
French traveling and office bats, the finest
in the world.
Special inducements this week.
J. G. Bennett & Co., Hatters,
Corner Wood street and Fifth avenue.
A Big Cut.
We have made a big cut this week in
prices in suits for boys and children. If
you want boys' clothing at half price, come
this week to the Hub. Bemember every
thing must be sold and now is yonr chance
for big bargains in clothing for men and
boys. Call at the Boston Clothing House,
439 Smithfield street
As this is our first season in this line, our
stock is entirely new and fresh, and our
prices are below anything you have ever
known. All grades from 5c a bolt to finest
gold. Select your paper now.
Abthub, Schondelmtee & Co.,
tts 68 and 70 Ohio st, Allegheny.
Paris Bobe Patterns, 8S5 to 820.
The handsomest we have shown in the
delicate spring colorings, silk and metal
embroidered. Jos, Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Gents' Flannel Shirts,
New goods, 50c to $3, at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
KEAL ESTATE SAYINGS BANK, LL1I.,
401 Smithfield Street, cor. Fourth Avenne.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, 538,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at i per cent tts
Brooks' celebrated spool cotton on sale.
Nos. 50 to 160 in white. Nos. 60 to 100 in
black. BOGGS & BUHL.
Mothers, Bring the Children.
Before it is too late, to the Elite Gallery,
516 Market street, Pittsburg. Use elevator.
Cabinets, SI per doz.
Spring Millinery Goods.
All the new shapes in hats and bonnets,
and new ribbons and flowers in greatest va
riety at Bosenbaum & Co.'s. Ths
BIBER & EASTON.
NEW IMPORTATIONS NOW OPEN.
French Novelty Robes. Very stylish, com
plete without other trimming. Take an early
choice, $10, J12 50, J15. S18, J20 and $25 a pattern.
Spring Wool Fabrics. Special attention in
vited to our 50c range of wide all-wool goods.
Diversity of styles in rays, stripes, checks,
blocks and solid colors.
Spring Cashmeres in all the late shades.
Quality L, 36-inch, 37Kc Quality 2, 36-inch,
60c Quality 3,38-Inch. 65c
Silk stock complete with the best attainable
values. March prices will save you money.
Never such qualities in Cashmere finish Gros
Grain Silks as are now offering.
Gros Grain at $1, $1 25. $1 60 and $2.
Armure Silks at $1, $1 25, $1 60 and $2.
Satin Luxors, $1 25, $1 60, $1 75 and $2.
Double Twill Surahs, 75c, 90c and th
Drap de Bole, Brocade and other fancy
weaves on the same close scale of prices.
Cotton Dress Goods will meet your wants In
a large lipe of novelty and staple materials in
Ginghams. Satlnes and Etoilo du Nords,
Chambrugs and Cretonnes.
SPRING MANTLES. JACKETS and
Now open in Suit Room.
605 AND 607 MARKET ST.
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THE POLICY DEALERS.
Several ofThemTestiry Is IfceCasss A galas
James Forse as Writer.
The cases of James Forse, charged by In
spector McAleese with writing and dealing
in policy, was heard by Magistrate Mc
Kenna yesterday afternoon. John G.
Bryant, Esq., appeared for the defense and
Clarence Burleigh, Esq., represented the
prosecution. The case may be thus sum
marized: Charles Decker, of the Southside, testified
(after being warned by Mr. Bryant that he
would be himself liable to prosecution If ho
criminated himself, and assured by Magistrate:
McKenna that this wasn't true In a gamblinir
case)that he knew the defendant, and he
(Decker) had been writing policy f or anumber
of years. Becently he dealt with Valentine
Quckert, from whom he cot his drawings ana
money. He always met Quckert in a house on
East street Allegheny. . , ,
John Karnvof25 Wilson street, had played
policyf or two years. He always met Quckert
at 63 East street Allegheny. On cross-examma-
"uu ujr our. Bryant, narns saia: -a jtnow a
under arrest but 1 expect no favors, and par
ticularly from you."
Nicholas Bender, of Forty-fourth street, h4
dealt with Quckert at 63 East street. Alia
eheny. When Forse was arrested he sent ft
mesnage by Gnckert to the witness. The
message was produced and Identified; but, as
It was a cipher message, the contents were not
JohnCaranangh was sworn and said he had
dealt with Lai Ri Cardo, an Italian, on LacoclC
Valentine Guckert by advice of Major Mon
tooth, his attorney, declined to savwbetberhe
had dealt in or written policy, on the ground of
self-incrimination. Lai Rl Oardo testified that
he dealt in policy for about a month and used
to meet James Forse at the Allegheny Market
House. He got his money and drawings from
Oliver Forse. The case was adjourned untU
Monday at 2 o'clock.
USED TO COLD WATER.
The Enthusiasm of Prohibition Not Damp"
eaed by the Tote.
The failure of the prohibition amendment
to receive the necessary two-thirds vote in
New Hampshire, Tuesday, did not dampen
the more-or-Iess ardent spirits of the- Pro
hibitionists in this city. The liquor men.
though, were very jubilant yesterday, and
any number of them could be found with a
copy of The Dispatch in their hands
reading the result in the Granite State to
JOB. HDRNE t CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
SPRING NOVELTIES d
In our Cloak Room, this week, latest
whims in imported Wraps, Mantles and
Jackets, Including many exclusive
Misses'. Children's and Infants' Out
fits, the largest assortment we have
ever shown, medium to finest qualities.
More Paris Robe Dress Patterns the
finest and most elegant we have ever
Spring shades, in both Suede and Kid
Gloves, Jouvin, Alexandre and other
Elegant novelties In Beaded ind
Metal Galloons now ready; fine black
Crochet Trimmings; striking noveltief
In the large Directoire Buttons.
First of our spring importations
"cable dye" fast black, fancy striped
Cotton and Lysis Hose; black, and
- colors in fine quality pure Sffk Hosiery.
OUR NEW MILLINERY
Show room and 100 Pattern Spring
Bonnets and Hats this week.
JDS. HDRNE 1 CD.IBI
-PENN AVENUE STORES