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Is Discovered in the Senatorial
Conducted More as a Feeler Than
as a Finality, Yields Little.
CHATS WITH SENATORS ABOUT IT
Milton "Weston Writes a Short Letter to
OFFERING TO TESTIFY OF GOOD OEDER
The State Senate Appropriation Commit
tee finished the work of investigation at the
the "Western Penitentiary yesterday morn
ing, and in the afternoon left for Erie in
their special car. At 9 o'clock the commit
tee left the Anderson Hotel and drove to
They assembled in the parlor, with Geo.
A. Kelly, J. B. Heed and the reporters as
visitors. Senator Geo. Handy Smith, who
is suffering Irom rheumatism, remained be
hind, bnt he arrived later on,as full of jokes
It was the intention of the committee to
probe the charges against the prison turther,
but Senator McAleer thought it wasn't
necessary for the entire committee to devote
itself to this work. He moved that Sen
ators Gobin. Beyburn and Watres examine
the prisoners who had complaints to make,
and if, in their judgment, there was suffi
cient evidence to show mismanagement in
any particular, the prisoners should -be
brought before the committee and ques
tioned in detail. This motion was passed
without a dissenting vote.
Senators Gobin and McAleer objected to
the presence of reporters at the examination,
and a spirited discussion arose between the
members and the newsgatherers. The latter
claimed that the public was entitled to a re
port of the proceedings through the press.
SIEEELT TO TAKE SOUNDINGS.
Senator Gobin held that the object of the
present investigation was to sound the
prisoners and see if they could present a
case against the management; that it was
useless to print immaterial facts that only
kept up the agitation and impaired the dis
cipline of the prison by leading the inmates
to think that the people and the newspapers
were on their side, and they
could do about as they pleased.
Senator Gobin's opinion was indorsed
by the committee, but after some discussion
it was agrjed to admit The Dispatch
man, on the condition that nothing should
be published but what the sub-committee
sanctioned. 'With this understanding the
sub-committee retired to one of the small
buildings in the yard, and none of the of
ficials of the prison were admitted. The
latter were kept out so that the prisoners
would feel free to testify without fear.
The balance of the committee visited the
new building. After examining the
structure, Senator McAleer thought it was
entirely too large and the funds of the State
could have been put to a better use. The
others admitted that the observation was a
good one at present, but the State is crow
ing, though they hoped crime was not in
creasing, and some day the wisdom of the
undertaking would be demonstrated.
Meanwhile Senators Gobin, Beyburn and
"Watres were busy questioning the prison
ers. Hobnail Biley, McPhillany and Henry
Mayhew, of the Southside, who is serving a
term of 11 years for felonious shooting, were
HE HAD TO BE PEOTECTED.
Biley wouldn't testify at first, unless he
was assured that the committee would pro
tect him, and his testimony would not be
published. George Handy Smith, who
came in about this time, told Biley tnecom
mittee would protect him, and he had noth
ing to fear on that score.
Mayhew is somewhat of a character. He
was very-nervous, and his hands trembled,
but his voice was steady enough.
Senator Beyburn spoke kindly to him,
and asked him to tell his story in his own
way. Mayhew pulled out from his inside
pocket a batch of gilt-edged paper, on
which he said he had kept a record
since his incarceration in 1882 of all the oc
currences that he thought would show mis
management He then read his charges and
commented on them.
McPhillamy came in smiling, and 'he
bowed gracefully to the committee. George
Handy Smith, not to be outdone in polite
ness, returned the compliment, and General
Gobin gave him the military salute.
McPhillamy said he hadn't anything
further to add to the evidence against
Maharneke which he submitted to the in
spectors at the last investigation. He had
no complaints to make against the manage
ment, and said he had not been punished on
account of the investigation. He hasgrown
stout within the past few months and is
looking well. He laughed and joked with
Handy Smith, and the committee was
pleased with his appearance and demeanor.
HIS POSITIVE CONVICTION.
"I am thoroughly convinced," said Gen
eral Gobin afterward, "that Maharneke ac
cepted money from McPhillamy," and Sen
ator Watres added that he looks like a man
who had told a straight story.
Biley complained that the bread was sour
and the food was not properly cooked. He
admitted that the quantity was sufficient,
but the quality was not up to his tastes.
The meat was too tough, but always fresh
and never tainted. McPhillamy said that
the cooking was not always what he would
like it to be, but there was enough to eat,
and he was satisfied. Mayhew claimed that
the Hour was bad, and the cooks in the past
made beer out of the yeast, and
this was why the bread was sour. He
couldn't say whether the cooks used the
yeast for that purpose or not. He also tes
tified that the beds were not changed often
enough, and that once they had been used
for 20 months successively. As soon as the
warden heard of it he had 200 thrown out,
and new ones put in.
Mayhew complained of being put in the
dungeon, but in every instance he had done
something. Once he tried to escape,a pistol
was found in his pocket; at another time a
razor. The pistol was given him by a dis
Other charges of a more or less serious na
ture were made by Biley and Mayhew, but
the committee couldn't see tnat they were
Senator Beyburn developed the fact that
most of the evils complained of occurred
under the contract system, when a number
of men, practically beyond the control of
the warden, passed in and out of the prison.
Since that time few faults with the manage
ment could be found. One charge was made
against a subordinate officer that may be in
vestigated in the future.
0 NEED TO GO FABTHEK.
It was the opinion of the committee that
the allegations of mismanagement were not
sustained, and the investigation had col
lapsed. Senator Bevburn said: "I can't see that
anything derogatory of the institution has
been proven. "We may make a few sug
gestions to "Warden "Wright about the food
and .beds. The evidence shows that the
warden has always been willing to correct
General Gobin held similar views. Sen
ator McAleer said: "We have seen noth
ing yet tojustify the charge of mismanage
ment against the prison official. I think
the ladies the night before made a very
poor showing. They didn't say anything
against the management, and as Maharneke
has been discharged, his case is settled."
Senator Newmyer couldn't understand
why the investigation was continued, since
it had fallen flat, as he predicted.
"With the exception of Handy Smith, the
committee went to Erie early in the after-
VTESTON TO THE CHAIEMAN.
Milton 'Weston, who was confined in the
penitentiary for 32 months, has written a
letter to Chairman Beyburn to the effect
that he is ready to go on the stand and tes
tify in the Senate investigation. The letter
was mailed last evening; out it will proba
bly not become necessary to hear the testi
mony of the writer. Mr. "Weston, who had
been in the city for the past ten days, was
I at the Union station last night on his way
uuuie io inicago. tv mie uaiuuK lur iuu
Limited he spoke freely of the investigation.
As his testimony would be worth something
it is hereby given. Mr. "Weston said:
I wrote a letter to Senator Beyburn this
evening, saying that I would bold myself In
readiness to go on the stand and say some
thing abont the way tho institution has been
conducted. I was in it 32 months to a day, and
I certainly had an opportunity to familiarize
myself with the way things were
run in the institution. When I was a
clerk, while not having supervision over tho
drug department, I handled all the bills for
the supplies that were bought. We received
a drug journal there, and I often amused my
self comparing the quotations of different
drugs with the prices marked on the bills.
The latter were no higher, and in a great many
cases the; were lower than the quoted whole
sale prices. Uf course the discount had to be
taken into consideration, but it did not amount
to much. As the drug bill for two years
amounted to but a little over $3,000, I do not
think there was much chance for fraud.
AS STBAIGHT ASA STRING.
I think the whole investigation is the worst
rot, and nothing will come out of It The talk
about fraud and sensational disclosures are
bosh. In regard to the rnmored charges about
the mat department there Is not the least
foundation, as far as 1 know, for them. While
in charge of the department. I saw everything
that went in and out, and handled every bit of
the stock. I can say that, during the time I
was there, there was not a suspicion, of
crookedness. All the mats were accounted for.
Some o them that were called "shorts," and
which were made by prisoners who were learn
ing tbe business, and were not as good as those
made by experienced men, were thrown among
the job lots.
lean tell you, when It comes to taking the
testimony of convicts, who have no regard for
an oath, it is entirely wrong. Do you suppose
tnat a commission of intelligent men are going
to believe what men of the McPhillamy stamp
say ? What regard has a man like that for an
oath ? Why should you put him up against the
testimony of a manlike Warden Wright I
do not know whether anything will be devel
oped or not; but, so far, the investigation has
been a farce.
The Pardon Board will meet Tuesday to take
up Bowser's case I sincerely hope they will
grant the pardon. All I ask is that they give a
hearing to the facts in the case.
MAUI KICELY BOXED.
Prominent Persons Who Have Subscribed to
the Mnslc Festival.
The private boxes for the Exposition May
Festival will soon be at a premium, judg
ing from the eagerness with which they are
now being taken. The names of several
who have signified their intention of sub
scribing, but who have not yet signed, are
not included in the list below, which will
increase the total to over 60:
S b. Marvin,Bobert Fltcairn. Aaron French, W.
B. Lup ton. Jo. V. Speer, Carl Better, Joslih
Cohen. John V. Black. P5TCT Jr. bmith.i. Hamil
ton. A K. Keating. Mrs. Joseph Dllworth, 8.
Beymer, E. M. Ferguson, Henry Holdshlp, John
Eaton, Andrew Carnegie. Mrs. J. M. uusky, Wm.
Thaw, John H. Rlcfc-teon, m. H. Conley, U. G.
fctewart. H. C. Fricfc, C. B. Shea, Calrla Wells,
James 1'. Wlthrow, Kleber Brothers. Ad. M.
i oerster. Home A Ward, Hurus & Hacke. W.W.
Wattles, A. W. Mellon. James McCrea 11. J.
Ulnes, E. M. Huklll, A. M. Brers Co., George
Westlugbouse. Jr., J. K. McGlnley, A.T.Rowan,
E. G. Hays & Co., George estinghonse, Jr.
i second box!. Baron Lagerfelt, H, H. Westlng
louse, John Caldwell, J. B. Boyer. C L. Magec.
Joseph Home, Jr., (jUbertT. Kafferty.
Dr. Pershing will take pleasure in calling
upon any who are desirous of being more
fully informed on the subject, who will
signify such desire to him by postal card.
FOE CHRISTIAN UNITY.
A Great Meeting of Several Denominations
Fixed for Good Friday.
On the afternoon of Good Friday, April
19, at 2:30, a meeting in the interest of
Christian unity will be held in St Andrew's
Church, on Ninth street. Addresses will
be made by Ber. Dr. Cowan, of the Third
Presbyterian Church; Eev. Dr. Felton, the
new pastor of Christ M. E. Church; Bev.
Dr. McMillan, of the United Presbyterian
Church; Bev. Mr. Grose, of the Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church; Bev. Dr. Sproull,
of the Beformed Presbyterian Church, and
the Bev. Messrs. Mackay and Meech, of
the Protestant Episcopal Church.
The rectors of Trinity, St. Andrew's, St.
Peter's, St. James' and Christ Churches are
expected to take part in the services. Ar
rangements have been made for appropriate
A NEW SUPERINTENDENT.
B. P. Lord, of the Alioona Shops, Goes to
the Fennsvlvunla Company.
Notices have been sent out from the
offices of the Pennsylvania Company in this
city to the effect that Mr. B. P. Lord, of
Altoona, formerly connected with the me
chanical department of the Pennsylvania
road at that place, has been appointed Su-
Eerintendent of Motive Power of what will
e known as the Northwest system of the
Pennsylvania lines, with headquarters at
This system will comprise all the roads
connecting with and including the Fort
"Wayne and Cleveland and Pittsburg roads.
Mr. Lord will have supervision over all the
locomotives on the svstem.
THE EAST END CELEBRATION.
Arrangements Being Mnde for a Parade
nnd Public Meeting.
A meeting of delegates from various
secret societies was held last night in the
hall of Holmes Castle, A. O. K. of M. C,
on Frankstown avenue, East End, to make
arrangements for the celebration and dis
play in the East End on April 30 in honor
of the "Washington inaugural.
It is proposed to have a street parade, a
public meeting and fireworks. Five hun
dred school children will take part in ser
Their Friends Saved Them.
The Italians, Frank Pnartnicki and Sal
vator Michael, who are charged with as
saulting Mrs. Crawford, of No. 14 Isabella
street, Allegheny, were before Mayor Pear
son for a hearing yesterday. They were
each fined $50 and costs, which they declined
to pay, preferring to go to the workhouse.
A number or their friends contributed to
ward the payment of their fines, and they
No Western Life for Him.
Harry Boden, a 14-year old boy, was at
the Central station last evening on his way
to Brooklyn from Bichland, Mo. He had
been working on a farm in the "West but
got disgusted with the life and started back
for his iormer home
De. B. M. HanW a. "Eye, ear, nose and
throatdiseasesexclusively. Office. 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
Jcst received from Berlin, 500 ladies'
very handsome beaded wraps, solid net
shoulders, well worth 56, will be sold for
only $3 CO this week at Kaufmanns' Easter
Thet'ee almost given away! Ladies'
fine all-wool jerseys, would be cheap at S3,
will be sold this week for 93c at Kaufmanns'
THE COAST SURVEY.
It Will Probably be Managed by Prof.
M. B. Gofl; of Allegheny City.
A SCHOLARLY BOOM IN 'POLITICS.
It Pays to Make Arithmetics and Almanacs
Now and Then.
SPECIMEN OP JEFFERS0NIAN WISDOM
Prof. M. B. Goff, Chancellor of the "West
ern University, is enjoying a political boom.
There is every probability of his appoint
ment as Superintendent of the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey. It has always
been a position peculiarly hard to fill, be
cause, besides the business capacity re
quired, there is necessary a thorough, prac
tical knowledge of mathematics and astron
omy. The work consists of making a land sur
vey and correcting it by astronomical obser
vations. To carry on the work, 16 small
vessels and 160 men are given the Superin
tendent. It is the only position Of that
value (57,000 per annum) which can be
filled by the President without the Senate's
confirmation. It was arranged this way
under the administration of President Jef
ferson in order td place the office far above
political considerations. The Superintend
ent of the survey also' has the perpetual
commission of the Government to attend all
international conventions on weights, meas
ures and other scientific subjects, in Europe.
GROWTH OF A BOOM.
Prof. Goff was first announced as a can
didate for the position nearly a year ago.
Colonel T. M. Bayne mentioned the fact on
the floor of Congress one day. Congress
man Turner, of Kansas, heard it, went over
to Bayne, and, remarking that he was an
old pupil of Prof. GofTs, said he was ready
to take off his coat forhim. Senator Ingalls,
also an acquaintance of Mr. GofTs, said he
would not only sign his petition, but would
call personally on President Harrison on
behalf of the Pittsburg chancellor.
And so the movement has spread. Not
only are Prof. Goff's pupils and fellow
professors scattered all over the country,
but as the author of Goff 's famous arith
metic he is known in schools everywhere.
He has recently received letters from the
trustees of Madison College, trustees of
North Illinois Institute, and from other
eminent educational authorities indorsing
his fitness for the position. A letter, under
date of March 27, from A. B. Hyde, Professor
of Greek and Hebrew in Denver University,
contains the following:
If I had not seen yonr skill and energy as an
executive officer so manifest and proven, I
should have reckoned vou a man counting
himself like the old Greek mathematician, one
"whose deity was geometry and whose fellow
citizens the stars." I wish you might be placed
where these gifts and habits of yours might
best serve our public interests and your vigor
ous prime might be spent in pursuits so con
genial to yourself. Our Chancellor. Hon. David
H. Moore, who was Chairman of the Presl
dental electors, heartily concurs in my views
and wishes, though his sndden absence de-
S rives me ot his signature. You ought to be
uperintendent of onr Coast Survey.
Alexander Martin, President of DePauw
Prof. GoS is eminent as a scholar and
teacher, and as a special student and writer on
subjects related to the above-named office. I
have been acquainted with bim for more than
25 years. During his college course his "forte"
was mathematics. Since graduation he has
been engaged in teaching and in tbe higher
mathematical studies, especially in the work of
civil engineering, calculating almanacs, writing
and publishing arithmetics and writing astro
nomical notes for various publications.
Prof. J. A. Brashear, tho Allegheny
astronomer, has also written a strong letter
for Prof. Goff. He says that S. P. Langley,
the eminent astronomer, has been aided on
some of his most difficult mathematical
problems by Goff.
A committee of prominent citizens, who
were once Mr. GofTs pupils, will shortly go
before the President to represent Pittsburg's
claim for the position.
"With Dr. S. P. Langley at the head 'of
the Smithsonian Institute and M. B. Goff
at the head of the coast survey, Pittsburg's
reputation as the home or scientists must be
AFTER THE ENCAMPMENT.
The Grand Army Men to Call a Meeting
of the Badness Men Proclamation by
The Grand Army men of this city have
decided to call a meeting of business men
for the purpose of ascertaining whether
they would lend a helping hand toward ob
taining the National Encampment of the
G. A. B. in this city in 1890. The follow
ing proclamation has been issued by Mayors
McCalhn and Pearson.
The Grand Army of the -Kepublic of Pitts
burg and Allegheny has for some months been
endeavoring to secure the co-operation of the
business men of both cities in its efforts to in
vite tbe National Encampment of that organi
zation to hold its session of lS90in Pittsburg,
and for the purpose of securing their practical
assistance, we respectfully request the busi
ness men of this vicinity to meet at 3 P. M. on
Saturday. April 20, in Common Council cham
ber, Pittsburg, for the purpose ot considering
the advisability of tendering tbe invitation.
This organization is the representative body
of men who 24 years ago laid down their arms,
after conquering a peace, thus preserving this
glorious union in act, and In having them with
us wo would be honoring ourselves. They will
not be with us many years, and the end of the
first quarter of a century after tbe close of the
war could be, and should be, thus celebrated in
this great manufacturing center. We hope,
therelore, that our business men will lay aside
their callings for an hour to meet and porform
this patriotic and pleasant duty.
Maj or of Pittsburg, Pa.
R. T. Pearson,
Mayor of Allegheny City, Pa.
A TOUGH PIANO ST0ET.
A Drummer Tells How Bis Firm Get
Ivory for Keys From Africa.
A piano and organ agent who is selling
organs in this city was explaining'to one of
his lady customers a day or two ago the
cause of ivory keys cracking on pianos and
organs. He said his firm had 200 men in
Atrica shooting elephants to get ivory for
piano and organ keys. A year ago they
shot two young elephants, and the ivory
from their tusks cracked badly; so they
shoot only old elephants now.
The firm also claimed a patent piano
tester that they stretch on the strings so
they can screw their instruments up to a
high kev, and their goods are the only ones
that will stand the pressure. The lady sur
vived the story.
Seventh of the Series.
The seventh of the series of union temper
ance meetings will be held in the Grand
Opera House this evening, commencing at
8:15. "William Houston, Grand "Worthy
Associate of the Sons of Temperance of
Pennsylvania, will conduct the meeting.
Addresses will be delivered by the Eev. T.
N. Boyle, of Braddock, and A. L. Maynard,
Esq.. of the New York Observer, now on his
return from a tour of insDection in Kansas
and Iowa. A select choir will furnish the
Chas. Bobinson, Esq., with his corps of
polite and attentive ushers, will attend to
the seating and comfort of the visitors.
Gospel hymn slips will be furnished to the
audience, and congregational singing will
be a leading feature of the service. The
services will close in time for thr returning
church trains. Come early to avoid the
A matchless bargain: 900 children's
neat lace caps at lie each; 550 fine embroid
ered mull caps at 25c; this week only at
Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
A SLEDGE-HAMMER BLOW.
It Is Struck for Prohibition by President
James Campbell, of tbe Window Glass
Workers Other Addresses.
Although the acoustic properti es were In
ordinately bad, and the house poorly heat
ed, about 500 people turned their best au
ricular organs leeward to listen to Mr.
James Campbell, President of the "Window
Glass "Workers, and others, who argued in
favor of the amendment, in Salisbury Hall,
Southside, last evening. Chairman Paull,
in a few remarks denouncing the liquor
traffic, ended by introducing Mr. A. Ham
it t, a member of the "Window Glass "Work
ers' Association, who gave a workingman's
views of the amendment and what he could
do for it should he support it.
President James Campbell, who has a
reputation as a political and labor stump
speaker, was next introduced, and said:
Some people say that this is a Republican
country. I say that the W. C. T. U. is the most
powerful party in existence, and is the organi
zation which will bring about a new era in the
history of Pennsylvania next Jane, when the
noble light for prohibition shall have been won.
I am a workingman; and the workingman who
does not come out and vote with us
should be disfranchised. I Bee that Arcb
Bishop Byan opposes the amendment as well
as some other church members of this city.
Do we want saloons in heaven? Take away
the curse: prevention is better than cure.
Drive out the saloon: that is tbe only specific
Some preachers are in favor of high license. 1
would rather see a dozen dives anytime than
a respectable groggery. These are the kind
that made drunkards no one with a semblance
of prido will frequent a dive.
Mr. Campbell then read some statistics,
which showed that, in 1830, i gallons of
whisky was the pro rata amount consumed,
while in 1887, 13 gallons waseach man's
average consumption. Continuing he said:
Over 42,000,000,000 worth of alcoholic liqnors
sold in one vearl This wonld build 1,000,000
homes at $2,000 each. Just think of it, working
men! All the divorce suits are directly or in
directly traceable to whisky. There isn't a
famlly'whicb has not felt the keen arrow of
Intemperance in its midst, and I hope, for the
sake of our liberty, that we will earnestly ad
here to the edict as laid down in tbe amend
ment and implore others to follow our exam
ple. He who is a church member and does not
vote for it, should be summarily expelled from
the church. Cheers.
There will be anothermeeting next Satur
day in the bame hall.
FOE THE TEA PARTY.
A IiUt of the Fair Ladles Who Will Have
Charge of tbe Tables.
Bev. Father Molineaux, of St. Paul's
Cathedral, has completed the arrangements
for the tea party to be given for the benefit of
the church at Lafayette Hall, "Wednesday,
April 24. The following named ladies will
have charge ot the various booths and
Floral booth Mrs. Dr. Oldshne and Miss
Kate Scbmertz Lemonade booth MrsE. D.
Wineenroth. Dining table No. 1 Mrs. J. B.
Larkin and Mrs. Colbert Table No 2 Mrs.
Cornelius Horgan and Mrs. Driscoll. Table
No. 3 (Sodality table) Miss Stella He-can and
and Miss Annie Duffey. Tabic No. 4 Mrs.
Raffertv and Miss Annie Wilt. Table No. 5
Mrs. Burns. They will bo assisted by a score
All arrangements have now been made
and the sale of tickets has been unusually
large. Toerge's full orchestra will alter
nate with operatic and dance music during
the evening. The proceeds of the tea party
will be devoted to paying for the inside re
pairs of the church.
THE COST OP THE TKAIN.
The Shipment of Agrlcnltnrnl Implements
Worth Abont $90,000.
O. P. Gothlin, Commercial Agent of the
"Wisconsin Bailroad, of this city, will re
turn Monday from his trip to St. Paul,
where he went to see that "the agricultural
implement" train which left Massillon, O.,
Monday for Portland, Ore., was not delayed
on his line. A description of the train
which hauled the largest shipment of agri
cultural implements ever made in the world
was published in The Dispatch last Sun
day. The train left Massillon at exactly-9
o'clock Monday morning, and arrived in
Chicago Tuesday morning. Tbe "Wisconsin
Central then whirled it through to St. Paul.
It is due at Portland "Wednesday morning,
making the trip in about ten days.
The value of tho cargo on the train of 26
cars is about $80,000, The weight is 661,
732, and the freight charges $8,171 65.
"When the shipment arrives at Portland it
will be worth close on to 90,000.
A SWISS PRINTER'S FALL.
AStraneer In a Strange City, Ho Is Threat
encd With Epllepay.
Ernest Sweiizer was picked up in an un
conscious condition on Smithfield street
yesterday shortly after noon and taken to
the Central station. Dr. Moyer was called
and the man was revived.
Sweitzer came from Ziewick, Switzer
land, eight months ago, and has been in
Baltimore until a few days ago, when he
came here to look for work. He is a
printer, and had secured a situation yester
day. His family is still in Switzerland.
Dr. Moyer said he v-as threatened with an
COLORED PEOPLE UNITING.
A New Bencflclnl Ansoclatlon Now Being
Formed In This City.
The colored residents of Allegheny
county have formed an order known as the
Assembly of the Iron Bing of America.
The order originated . in this city, and is
growing "very rapidly. Its object is to
more firmly unite the colored men in the
United States. Sick and death benefits are
also to be paid.
George J. Taylor, B. C, has issued a call
for a meeting of the Junior Assembly to be
held in their usual place of meeting to-morrow
evening, April 15, when the by-laws of
the order are to be adopted.
ON HIS WAT TO ITALY.
Ex-Governor Porter, the New Minister,
Will Sail oa Wednesday.
Ex-Governor Porter, of Indiana, the new
Minister to Italy, passed through the city
last night on his way to "Washington. He
said he would sail for Italy, with his
family, on "Wednesday next. He was de
lighted with the appointment, and" said he
was much disappointed at the rejection of
In reply to the qnestion of what effect
Halstead's rejection would have upon the
party, he said he did not think the disrup
tion'would amount to much.
A CHANGE IN PLANS
The Citizens' Traction Co. to "Lay Tracks
Past the Exposition Building.
The Citizens' Traction Company have
ceased work on their switch house on the
corner of Liberty street and Cecil alley, and
will probably never finish the building for
If the new Exposition is a success next
fall, tracks will be constructed so as to pass
near the building and return byway of Lib
erty street. The building will not be fin
ished before that time, at least.
Jns. B. Dodgo Resumes Business.
Members ot the legal fraternity and other
business people will be- glad to hear that
James B. Dodge, so long and favorably
known in the book and stationery business
on Fifth avenue, has resumed, at 160 Fourth
avenue, near Grant street. Mr Dodge is
prepared to supply all goods in his line at
the lowest price, and solicits orders.
They'be almost given awayl Ladies'
fine all-wool jerseys, would be cheap at 52,
will be sold this week for 98o at Kaufmanns
Ladies, be sure and see the flannel jer1
seys in plain colors and striped, checked and
plaid patterns; also the elegant blouses,
which will be offered at only J149 this week
at iiaufmariDS Easter Bale.
SUISTDAY, -; APRIL 14, -
WILL AVOID A STEIKE
President McBride, of the Miners As
sociation Advises Them to
ACCEPT THE 0PEEAT0ES' TEEMS,
Tbe Cokers Meet and Also Decide to Prevent
a Strike, if Possible.
NO FOREIGN GLASS WORKERS ABRIYED
President John McBride, of the Miners'
National Progressive Union, arrived in the
city last night and will attend the conven
tion of miners to-morrow. He has a plan
which, if accepted, will prevent one of the
greatest strikes of coal miners that has
ever occurred in this country. Mr.
McBride admits that the coal trade is not in
good shape, and advises and recommends to
the men the wage proposition offered by the
operators to the diggers of Western Pennsyl
vania and Ohio. This will affect several
thousand men, and is one of the first cases in
the history of labor organizations when a
leader agreed to accept the operators' terms
without a fight.
The new scale of the miners is to go into
effect on May 1. Heretofore tha scale was
74 cents for mining from May 1 to Novem
ber 1, and 79 cents from November 1 to May
1. At a meeting held in this city last week
it was decided to demand 76 cents per
ton for mining for the year. The operators
offered to pay 71 cents for mining for the
first six months in the year, beginning May
1. and 76 for the last six months. The
rate for Ohio is 9 cents per ton less than
THINKS THEY SHOULD ACCEPT.
President McBride was seen by a Dis
patch reporter last evening and said he
did not know whether his recommendation
would be accepted or not. He believes,
however, that the proposition is a fair one,
and should be accepted by the men. His
opinion, of course, will have considerable
weight and the miners' scale ot wages for
the year can be announced as follows: 71
cents for "Western'Pennsylvania from May
1 to November 1; in Ohio 62 cents; from
November 1 to May 1, "Western Pennsylva
nia, 76 and Ohio 67 cents.
In speaking of the matter Mr. McBride
said: "I believe the men will accept the
terms offered, but I do not want to be
quoted as giving an opinion on the subject
I think it best for them to accept, but they
are not compelled to accept my recommen
dation, and may refuse. The rates proposed
by both sides are so close that I do not
think the matter is worth quibbling over.
The National Progressive Union is in good
shape, both financially and numerically.
We meet N. T. A. 135 so seldom that it
is unnecessary for me to go into
details about their standing. The Knights
of Labor miners do not disturb my dreams
at all. The 135, K. of L., officials declare
themselves against any reduction without
assigning any reason therefor.
THE DIRECT QUESTION.
"At the same time they assure the miners
that, had they been permitted to partici
pate in the joint Convention on Agree
ment, a price would have been
reached. Inasmuch as the operators re
fused all propositions made by the miners,
and all propositions made by the operators
earned with them a reduction in price, the
question naturally arises would the 135
officials or representatives have voted to ac
cept the reduction proposed by the oper
ators? If not, and the operators refused all
propositions made by the miners, in what
manner would they have reached an agree
.ment? "Would they have voted to adjourn the
convention and for the dissolution of the
joint movement? If not, why not? iJy
answering these questions the officials of
N. T. A. 135, K. of L., might enable the
miners to understand clearly their posi
tion." Mr. McBride did not care to talk about
the condition of the rival organization, but
said that, if the N. P. U. proposition was
accepted, the K. of ,L, miners would be
compelled to fall into line.
THEEE WILL BE U0 STEIKE.
Tho Coke Workers Sleet and Draw Up a
Scale of Wages Which They Believe
Will be Accepted by the Operators.
The following telegram from a reliable
correspondent at Scottdale was received at
this office last night and indicates that there
will be no strike of cokers at present:
The joint meeting of delegates of District
Assembly No. 11 and sub-division No. 4, of
National Trades Assembly 13b, Knights of
Labor, held here to-day, was one of the most
important ever held in this region, as the out
come of this meeting will go a long way toward
settling Jhe vexed question of strike or no
strike in the coke rezion. From what could
be learned from the delegates there will be no
strike unless the issne is forced upon the men
by the National Progressive Union, which is
not at all likely. The following resolutions
were passed unanimously:
Resolved, That It Is the senic of this convention
that the operators and employes of the Connclls
Tllle coke reelon should meet In conference to es
tablish a uniform rate of waives for tbe whole dis
trict, andthat the sense of the employes at tbe
different works be ascertained on the subject, and.
If a majority be favorable a conference at an early
day be requested.
Resolved, That it is tbe opinion of this conven
tion that the following should be tbe minimum
rates of waes for the different classes of work:
One dollar per I0O bushels for mining room coal:
ft 20 per 100 bushels for mining heading coal and
all other narrow work: p 10 per day of eight hours.
For drivers, cagers. horseback men, timber men,
track men, rope riders and chargers, VA cents per
oven: GO cents per loobushels of coal charged for
coke drawing; low cents per oven for leveling anu
all classes of work not mentioned to be paid in
proportion to the above prices.
Resolved, That this scale of wages be submitted
to the workmen of the region for their considera
tion and action, the result of which action to be
sent to ('. M. Parker, Scottdale, Pa., not later
than April 27.
Considerable discussion was had as to what
should constitute a day's work, and it was de
cided that 170 bushels of room coal should be
considered a day's work for a miner, and 250
bushels of coal charged a day's work for a coke
TUEI DID NOT ARRITE.
Foreign Glatsblowers Said fo Have Been
Sent to This CUT.
The telegram published in The Dis
patch yesterday, to the effect that 26 glass
blowers had landed in Boston and were
booked for Pittsburg, may be correct, but
the men had not arrived at mid
night. President Smith, of the
American Flints, said he did not believe the
men were intended for the flint factories
here, and President Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass "Workers' Union, said he did not
believe they were intended for any of the
window glass factories.
The intimation that these men might have
been imported under contract to make a
factory here non-union, caused quite a
sensation among glassworkers. This report,
however, could not be verified, and as the
men have not yet arrived, nothing definite
as to their engagement could be learned.
Improvements nt the Edgar Thompson.
The Edgar Thompson steel plant at Brad
dock is to he enlarged. A new machine
Bhop will be erected and also a blast fur
nace. Captain "W. B. Jones' invention for
saving labor in the "blooming department
has been tested and found to be very satis
factory. It will dispense with the charges
and drawers. Although some men will be
thrown out of employment in the converting
department by this invention, extra men
will be needed in the blastfurnace, machine
shop and foundry.
Not Above Them.
Before Joseph H. "Warner was elected
Alderman in the Twelfth ward he worked
in Honey, Howe & Co.'s mills. Yesterday
his old fellow-workmen there brought hira
to the works and presented him with a band
some writing desk and chair as a mors of
their esteem. -
ALL BUT 0iE.
A Single Firm Only Uefusea to Blgn the
Marble Workers' Nine-Hoar Senle.
The Marble, Tile and Slate "Workers'
Union has succeeded in having its demands
relating io hours granted. Sixty days ago
the union asked that the day be fixed at
nine hours, with eight hours on Saturday,
without reduction, of the ten hours' pay.
The notice expired on "Wednesday, and
without any trouble the demand was grant
ed by the Pittsburg Tile Company, Samuel
Young, "Windsor & Co., Bissell & Co., P.
C. Beniers, Star Encaustic Tile Company,
Ventor & Co., Johnson & Co., Bovle & Co.,
M. Metcalf, A. J. Harbaugh, tauffer &
Co., Kunkle & Jordon, Staley & Co. and
A. Beggs & Sons. Only one firm in the
two cities refused to sign.
The iron trade is dull, and the puddlers at
Carnegie's Thirty-third street mill were yester
day laid off for an indefinite period. Some of
tbe workmen at the Black Diamond Steel
Works have also beerwlald off.
The annual convention of the American
Flint Glass Workers' Union will be held in
July at Bellaire, and the delegates will be
elected next month. About 165 delegates will
be present, representing over 6,000 workers.
THE CflAPEL DEDICATED.
A Description of the New Place of Worship
of the Sisters of Mercy Supposed to be
tbe Finest in tbe Country.
The chapel of the new convent of the Sis
ters of Mercy on "Webster avenue was dedi
cated yesterday morning by Bt. Bev. Bishop
Phelan, assisted by a number of priests of
The chapel is the finest convent place of
worship in the United States, and cost many
thousands of dollars. It is situated on the
second floor of the new convent building,
at the extreme corner of "Webster avenue
and Tunnel street. The most conspicuous
features are the altars. They are three in
number and composed almost entirely of
white marble. The pillars of the altars are
The ceiling of the chapel is composed of
stained hard woods, and the floor is made
of gray tiling with a fancy border. The
windows are of the best stained glass. They
were made in Munich, and each one repre
sents a saint. To the right of the entrance
and alongside a window with a picture of
the Prodigal Son is a life-sized statue called
the "Dead Christ." It represents the
Blessed Virgin holding the body of her son,
Jesus Christ. .
In the center of the main altar is a solid
bronze crucifix two feet high, and on each
end of the altar is a marble angel in a kneel
ing position. Immediately back of the high
altar are two life-sized angels.
Another handsome work of art is an onyx
table with brass legs for use in the sanctu
ary. Two rows of ''stalls" to accommo
date 100 nuns are set in "two rows.
Each nun will have a "stall" to herself,
where she will have entire privacy in ber
The dedicatory exercises were conducted
by Bishop Phelan. Bev. Father Tobin,
pastor of St. Mary's Church, preached the
sermon. Solemn high mass was said, with
Father Straub, of tbe Holy Ghost College,
as celebrant. Father Canevin was dea
con and Father Morris sub-deacon. The
chapel was to have been dedicated Decem
ber 8, but on account of not being finished
the exercises had to be postponed.
TUEI SIZE YOUR PILE.
A New Tork Drummer Not to Bo Bluffed at
tho Ponce de Leon.
Everone, of course, has heard of the mag
nificent Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Au
gustine, Florida, built by the Standard Oil
man, Flagler, and no doubt also of the
choice rates charged for lodging within its
palatial portals, the lowest being $10 a day.
A gentleman, who is a very wealthy East
Ender, just returned from an extended
Southern tour, told a Dispatch reporter
of a laughable incident which occurred in
this gorgeous hostelry when he was there re
cently. A New York commercial man, represent
ing a very prominent business house of the
metropolis, put up at the "Ponce" for a
short period, and, wishing to pay his bill
prior to departing, stepped up to the cash
ier's desk to ascertain its amount. The
cashier referred to his books and quietly
answered him in a most matter-of-fact man
ner: "One hundred and fifty dollars, please."
The "tourist" stepped back startled for a
moment, but recovering his equanimity,
"Oh, guess again; Ihave more than that."
PHILADELPHIA P0R TOU.
A Youth From the Big Village Who Should
Remain at Home.
A very young gentleman from Philadel
phia, who is quite well off pecuniarily, but
who is equally ignorant of business transac
tions, stepped into one of the leading banks,
on Fourth avenue, Saturday and presented
a check to be cashed. He was not known
to the paying teller, whp informed him that
some one would have to identify him before
the check would be recognized.
The young man did not think of this cus
tomary requirement, and was on the point
of turning away to hunt up an acquaint
ance known to the bank, when, with con
vincing assurance, he quickly pulled a pho
tograph of himself out of his pocket and
handed it to the official with hauteur, say
"There! Ain't that me?"
The clerk laughed, and the unsophisti
cated Philadelphia youth, seeing his mis
take finally, went in 'search of a friend."
Bis Departure Regretted.
Mr. James F. Burke, late Secretary and
Treasurer of the Central Copying Company,
has resigned his position to go to New York
City and make the metropolis his home and
place of business. Captain E. Y.Breck has
been chosen to fill the vacancy. Mr. Burke
is one of the most obliging and efficient
yqung stenographers in "Western Pennsylva
nia. A host ot friends and business ac
quaintances will wish him the very highest
success in bis new venture, and whatever
his duties there may be, he will certainly
deserve all that his best friends can wish
Another Tacoma Settler.
E. C. Henderson, of this city, and family,
will leave in a few days for Tacoma, Wash.
T., where they will permanently locate.
Mr. Henderson is a brother ot E. M.
Henderson, Assistant Treasurer of the
Beaders of The Dispatch that is the
same as saying the public in general
should look at the financial statement of the
"Western Assurance Company, of Toronto,
as published on another page ot this paper.
This old and reliable fire insurance corpora
tion has paid out millions of dollars in
losses to its patrons in the United States,
and still shows a large surplus of over 5150,
000. Property owners who are fortunate
enough to secure policies in this company
may congratulate themselves, as the in
demnity is absolute. Their office in this
city is at 61 Fourth avenue, in charge of
Jonrf D. Biggert, who will give prompt at
tention to applications for insurance.
FINE enough for a Countess; cheap enough
for a washerwoman! Ladies' beautiful silk
braided, smocked jerseys, worth $5 50, at the
matchless price of S3 this week at Kauf
manns' Easter Sale.
Fine enough foraCountess; cheap enough
for a washerwoman: Ladies' beautiful silk
braided, smocked jerseys, worth $5 50, at the
matchless price of $3 this week at Kauf
manns' Easter Sale. '
AEE DEALERS AHEAD?
Eeports Are Given to Prove the Pro
posed Milk Trust a Failure.
CLAIMS OP THE CREAMERY CO.
Someone Damps Four Wagon Loads of
Milk Into the Eiyer.
THE SHIPPERS ARE DISSATISFIED
The milky way of the dealers in the two
cities is clearing. They jubilantly predict
the downfall ot the agreement between the
farmers and tbe Chartiers Creamery Com
pany, in endeavoring to mortgage the pro
duct of every cow in this part pf Christen
dom. They say they are supplying the
wants of all their customers, and are trying
to drum up more trade. According to their
statements; it is not so with the -creamery
Farmers who 'have been shipping to the
company are returning to the dealers. Sev
eral are reported to have come to the deal
ers and requested them to take their milk.
It is claimed the creamery company is over
stocked with milk and are now churning it.
into butter. A churn has been put up by
the company in a building on "Water street,
as their churns in "Washington county are
all in use, and they cannot let the milk
According to the statement of dealers,
this cannot be very profitable business. He
had 30 gallons of milk on hand not long
ago, and he churned it into butter. Three
pounds and ten ounces of butter was all he
got from the 30 gallons. The butter cost
him about $1 40 a pound.
they want it used at once.
The farmers in the neighborhood of
Noblestown held a meeting a few days ago,
and sent two delegates to the city to see
what the creamery company was doing
with their milk. The dealers claim that
the fanners returned disgusted, as they
found it all in stock.
On Friday evening several gallons of
milk were dumped into the sewer at the B.
& O. Bailroad station. Inspector McCntch
eon happened around about train time, and
caught a number of farmers who had been
At the Fort "Wayne depot last evening
several.dealers were getting, as they claimed,
all the milk they wanted, and stated that
shippers were asking that they again take
milk from them.
Only about a dozen empty cans from the
creamery company were at the depot ready
to be returned te the farmers down the road.
This was all, it is claimed, that had been
brought to the depot during the day.
Four Excelsior Express wagon loads of
milk, consisting of 40 cans each were yes
terday afternoon emrjtied into the Alleghe
ny river, at the foot of Fourteenth street,
and various surmises were set afloat there
by. In order to see what the racket
amounted to inquiry was made. The first
place visited was the office of the Milk In
spector. Mr. McCutcheon had gone home;
bnt a gentleman in the Board of Health
office said he knew the Inspector had not
done an extraordinary day a work in the
Several dealers in the Diamond were vis
ited, and they said they had not heard of
any confiscation not of any unusual waste
of milk; but it was suggested that the Char
tiers Creamery Company might have been
putting milk into cold storage to keep dur
ing the war, and that it might have been
tainted by oils or other substances, and thus
have been dumped.
APTEB" THET SKIM IT.
Mr. Beed, of the Chartiers Creamery
Company, smiled when asked if his com
pany were the spicier, and said: "We spill
considerable milk at times, but it is after
the cream is taken off it, and we, having no
pigs around here, have no use for it. You
might call it buttermilk." Mr. Beed
further stated that the company had sold
three times as much milk on Saturday as on
Friday, and he didn't believe that "Mr.
Beed must go."
It will thus be seen that it wasn't definite
ly ascertained "who frowed de ham fatonde
kitchen sta'rs;" but a question arises, why
so much food should be allowed to go to
waste. Tons of quail, .grouse, ducks, chick
ens, geese, turkies, squirrels, etc, are
dumped in a single day at times; and of
sour potatoes, cabbage and other vegetables
thousands of tons are annually thrown into
the rivers, just as though there were
no hungry people who would
be glad to get them ere
they had been spoiled; as though there were
not thousands of hungry little boys and
girls with pinched faces, whose future
growth will be stunted and they driven into
crime by want and wretchedness, who might
grow up to be useful and happy people if
properly nourished on what is wasted. No
matter how spiritualizing and refining gen
erally fasting may be to that fast declining
class known as saints, there seems to be no
doubt that little boys and girls are more
moral it well fed than if half starved, Mr.
Bumble and all other parish beadles to the
MAUSUELL, THE CASH GROCER,
"Will Save Yaa Money.
"Wonderful bargains in California fruits.
Prices away down lower than common
dried fruits. Prunelles, 4 tt3., 25c; Cali
fornia nectarines, 4 lbs., 25c; Calif, egg
plums, 3 lbs., 25c; Calif, raisin cured prunes,
3 lbs., 25c; Calif, apricots (good), 3 Bis., 25c;
Calif, evap. pears, 2 &s., 25c; Calif, silver
prunes, 10c per Si.; Calif, apricots (extra),
15c per lb.
So much for California. Then, we have
evap. apples, 5c per lb.; evap. (whole) ap
ples, 3 lbs., 25c; evap. peaches, 3 fits., 25c;
dried peaches, 7 Bs., 25c. .These prices are
low: but not as low in comparison as the
Cocoanuts New, choice selected nuts
only 4c each. Alas, our poor heathen
brothers in the land of dates and palms.
Such prices will not buy fig-leaves for
Bich, mild, full cream cheese, only 10c
per Tb. Not enough for milking tbe cow and
skimming the cream.
Somebody is getting left, but it isn't you;
so don't worry. The goods are all the very
best. You need not be afraid to order by
mail they will please you.
Many of these prices are 50 per cent less
than the regular wholesale price; so don't
blame other grocers if they can't match
them. It only means that somebody got
overloaded and had to sacrifice at any cash
"We got these goods as a starter for the
opening of the large addition to our stores.
"We did not have room before. The stock
of evaporated fruits which we have just re
ceived would more than fill an ordinary
store. Yon will hardly know us in a week
from now when we get things in shape. We
sell an immense amount of tea now; but
when Mr. Shaw gets his tea department ar
ranged we will make things hum.
"Send for weekly price-list, and order by
mail; orders amounting to S10, without
counting sngar, packed and shipped free of
charge to any point within 200 miles.
Give me a trial. I will save you money.
79 and 81 Ohio st, cor. Sandusky,
The collection specially prepared byE. P.
Boberts & Sons is a most novel and interest
ing exhibit. Oxidized silver and bric-a-brac
in a hnndred different forms for personal
wear or household decoration inexpensive
and appropriate for the occasion. Visit their
stores, corner Fifth ave. and Market st.
Beats all ever heard of ! 300 ladies' fine
imported stockinette jackets, tight-fitting,
tailor-made, worth $5, will be sold for only
2 CO this week at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
.Easter u An Colors ; Yrv
Cas be had by dyeing them the proper
shades, and something nice and new to be
worn at Easter you will find at the Busy
Bee Hive. New arrivals or spring goods
which we offer at prices that will please.
Full line of children's embroidered mull
bonnets, 5c to J2; white embroidered dresses,
15c to 53; fine cashmere dresses. 50c to J8;
girls' aprons, 25c to $1; ladies' calico wrap
pers, 50c to 1; fine batiste wrappers, $1 75
to $3; chemise, plain, 17c, with inserting
and lace, 25c; torchon bosom, 45c; long skirt
chemise, 65c up; Hamburg drawers, 25c;
ruffled skirts, 25c; Hamburg skirts, 49c to
52; long hubbard gowns, 39c to 53; children's
drawers, 10c; ladies' jersey ribbed vests,
pink and blue, 15c. Our 51 kid gloves for
ooc. deduced prices lor an line juhub cor
sets,including P. D., C. P., I. B., Dr. "War.
ner's. Ball's Madam Warren's and Foy's.
Special bargains this week in our infants
department. Mother Hubbard cloaks, 99o
to$G; slips, 15cfine robes, 75c to 55; flan
nel and cambric skirts, 65c to 2; bootees,
10c; sacques, 25c, We have" the best double
reinforced men's shirts at 48c; percaleshirts.
with collars, 46c to 51; Demer flannel shirts,
49c; boys' calico waists, 15c; laundrie'd star
waists, 69c, worth 51. Bust Bee HlVB,
cor. Sixth and Liberty. .)-
Fob bright spring days. Children's whitj
dresses, beautifully embroidered, sizes te'it,
12 years, worth 52, for only 51 10 this weekfesf
at Kaufmanns'' Easter Sale. "'Z.
Fine Iiot of Musical Goods. '
H. Kleber & Bro., No. 500 Wood street
have just received the finest lot of violins,'!
guitars and mandolins ever brought to thisr
city. The prices of their many violins
range from 51 to $100, guitars from 54 to 585,
mandolins from 58 to 75. These instruments
are offered at lower prices than ever before."
Klebers' specialties are the celebrated
Washburn guitars, mandolins and zithers,"
which are now the leading instruments in
this country. The Washburn are fully
warranted and are the cheapest first-clasain-struments
in the market. We desire also to v
call attention to the new Arion guitars,
which can be had at the extremely low price
of 510. These instruments are made of beau
tiful American wood and are fully war
ranted. Call and examine these lovely
Getting, to be very popular- Ladies'
fancy embroidered fine black fichus, the
same for which drygoods and notion stores
ask 55, wilT be sold this week for only 53 50
at Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
Sectbe a sound mind, which seldom
goes withont sound 'digestion, by using An
A matchless bargain: 900 children's,
neat lace caps at lie each; 650 fine embroid-1 ?
ered mull caps at 25c; this week only at','
Kaufmanns' Easter Sale.
The Kojal Worcester
Exhibition at E: P. Boberts & Sons', this
week, especially imported for Eastertide,, is,,
the wonder and: admiration of all lovers of
art pottery; so many new shapes, decorations, s
and coloring. Thev are very appropriate for -Easter
or bridal gifts.
WE HAVE PUT
Forth our best efforts to secure a spring stock -of
Dress Fabrics at prices that will save jou
money, and admit of a selection of choice andV
artistic weaves in -
FOREIGN DRESS GOODS.
Silk values unsurpassed. Best qualities of
Black Dress Silks. Surahs, Failles and Printed
Indlas. Short lengths of plain and fancy Silks
at bargain prices.
An imm ense variety of new weaves in BLACK
DRESS FABRICS. Silk warp specialties from
11 and up. Black Henriettas, 63c, 75c and $1.
EVER"?; DEPARTMENT COMPLETE.
. ( am
Trimmings and Buttons I Underwear. Hosiery) eft
to match Dress Goods. I Corsets and Gloves. 2
.Ladies' and Children's Suits. Xk
Side Band Noveltie. nice Quality French,
Suitings, 312, 115 and S18.
Handsome trimmed salts. (15, $20, 525.
Two toned suits, $15, SIS, $25.
Black cashmere suits, 512, 115 to $20.
Block Henrietta suits, $18, $18, 520.
Latest styles for Children and Misses' CloUii
Suits, Draid trimmed, $3 and up. -ii.4f
Cashmere Suits, metallic trimmings, $4 and ,
op. We are selling jaunty lace sleeve andbeacs&v
grenadier mantalette at $3 50. "je?-
nu-Deaaea. siiK-iinea mantaiette specialties Ht t
at ss, n, so to szo.
Faille silk, lace and bead or braid sflk-lfneij
mantles, i, siu, tia ana iM.
BIBER k EABTDN,
605 AND 607 MARKET ST.
THE BEST iLWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
The thinking public knows that they
- A Gold DolIarfor 50 Cents.
We will therefore adhere to our original res
olntion, not to carry any ot the so-failed cheap
goods, but will at all times give . : '
THE BEST FOTtHE MONEY.
When at any time we are fortunate enough
A GOOD ABTICLE,
below the regular price, we wm give our est
tomers the benefit. We have Just had the good
fortune to obtain two such rarities, and have
placed on sale 100 dozen CHILDREN'S ONYX
FAST BLACK HOSE, all sizes, at 25 cents.
This celebrated brand is FOsrnvxxT vast
black and will not color the feet.
Twenty-five dozen 5-button kid eloves-witlt
new stltcnlng, 75 cents.
GENUINE FOSTER GLOVES,
With 6 Improved Hooks, at SL
Who would not give A DOLLAR for agooia
corset and have it fitted? We have a conven-4
lent fitting room and an experienced lady fitter,
tne only one outside of New xoric x-verysaj
should have a corset fitted before getting ner
new dress. This Is the only way to obtains,
perfect shape. We carry the best andcora
pletest line of corsets in the city, from 75o up
to $6 60. , , t
Onr line of Windsor ties, ruchlngs, collar
and cuffs, handkerchiefs, veilings, lawn .ties,
fans, umbrellas, chatelaines, with beltfijto.
match, pocketbooks, bustles, muslin under
wear and white aprons is the eholceetlntt
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