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A Chandelier Used as a Gib
Let by a Woman
WHOSE MIND WENT WEONG
The Gas Fixture, Ceiling and Noose
All Give Way Together.
A SOEEI TEIN OP HALLUCINATION.
Application Hade to Place the Lady in an
Asylum With a Brother.
SINGULAR SUICIDAL COINCIDENCES
A desperate and evidently veil-planned
suicide was attempted by a woman in Alle
gheny yesterday morning, and to-day she
will dwell Tinder the same roof with her
brother, who is in the insane department of
the Allegheny City Home. The case is a
very peculiar one, as the woman showed no
signs of insanity until at or after her at
tempt to end her existence.
Yesterday afternoon Sir. Robert Bowles,
foreman at Bradley's Stove Foundry, called
on Major Hunker, Secretary of the Alle
gheny Poor Board, and asked that his wife
be sent to Dixmont, or some insane asylum,
at once. He was informed that Diimont
was crowded, and that it wonld be im
possible to send the woman to the Home
until the proper certificate Is made out,
which cannot be done until to-day.
Mr. Bowles was overcome with grief over
his wife's action, and said that, although
her brother was at present insane, he had
not believed it was hereditary.
HIS FIKST STATEMENT.
Mr. Bowles told a Dispatch reporter
that his wife had suddenly become insane
and had attempted to hang herself, but that
he had saved her life. He would not say
anything further; but to Secretary Hunker
he told the whole story. In an interview
last evening. Major Hunker said:
Mrs. Bowles did not show any signs of
insanity, according to her husband's story,
but seemed to be ill. He left her in her
room at his house on Bike street, appar
ently asleep. A few moments after he had
left the room he heard a fall, and ran to the
room. His wife had tied the strings of an
apron around her neck, fastened the apron
to the chandelier and dropped to the floor.
Her weight had broken the strings and the
chandelier was torn away and the plaster
ing came down.
"When Mr. Bowles enteredthe room he
found his wife lying on the floor, trying to
strangle herseli by tightening the broken
apron string around her throat. He promptly
took it from her, and called in Dr. Easton,
who pronounced the woman insane. An
other physician will have to certify to her
condition before we can send her to the in
sane department of the Home. This will
be done to-day.
A EEMAEKABLE CODTCTDENCE.
"There is a very singular coincidence in
connection with this case. Her brother,
Hughey Graham, is an inmate of our insane
department. He has been there for fully a
J-W, sudthsrc'.is no cause whatever for
their insanity, as neither Graham nor his
sister had any trouble. Graham was era
nloved bv D. A Mitchell, the livervman. nn
.Liberty street, Pittsburg, for a number of
years, who committed suicide while tempo
rarily insane, on his way home in a buggy.
It was said, at the time, that he had been
murdered; but all the evidence produced
before the Coroner's jury pointed to suicide.
"We will send Mrs. Bowles to the Home to
morrow."" An effort was made to see Mr. Bowles at
his home, 2T o. 58 Pike street, later last night,
but a friend who responded to a ring at the
bell said he was not there. His replies to
questions were very contradictory, and at
one time he said that Mr. Bowles had moved
to Penn avenue, Pittsburg, during the past
few days. He admitted that Mr. Bowles
owned the house, and that the attempt at
suicide had occurred, as given above, but
for some reason desired no publication of
. Several persons in the neighborhood were
spoken to, and all of them said they had not
heard that Mr. Bowles had removed, and
admitted that they had heard of the attempt
SOME STILL LINGER.
Congressmen Howell and La Foil en Grow
Tired at Last nod Go Home They
Speak a Good Word for Harrison.
Congressmen Bowell, of Illinois, and La
Pbllett, of Wisconsin, were on the limited
going home last night. Both men are Re
publican, and Mr. Bowell has attained
some reputation as a Representative.
Said he: "I think the new administration
is going slowly, but doing the work well.
After all the appointments have been made
I think everybody will be satisfied. I
would like to see Public Printer Benedict
fired just as soon as possible, but there
have been such a number of applicants for
this position that the President has hesi
tated about making a selection. I am in
favor of Captain Meredith, of Chicago, but
I would not find fault if he did not get it
Senator Cullom has been kicking, but he is
like General Logan used to be. If John
got nine appointments and lost the tenth he
was mad, while a good many men wonld be
glad enougn to nave one.
"Quay and Sherman may feel a little sore
toward each other now, but when Sherman
comes back he will apologize if he has done
Congressman La Pollett said that he ex
pected to see ex-Governor Stone, of Iowa,
appointed Land Commissioner in the course
of a month. He says the Cabinet ministers
are bothered to death with office seekers
during the day. Secretary Koble has been
-working hard, spending most of the time up
to midnight mastering the details of the
Interior Department Mr. La Follett says
Uoble is a fine lawyer, and the cattle kings
soon found ont that they could not influence
him. For this reason they don't like him.
THE GBIPMEN KICK.
Penn Avenue Kolcfati of tbe Lever Don't
Want to be Uniformed.
Considerable dissatisfaction and indigna
tion has been aroused among the gripmen of
the Citizens' Traction Company by an order
from the company commanding all gripmen
to secure uniforms immediately. The grip
men consider this order an injustice to
them, as they do not see the necessity for a
uniform, which, they say, only entails an
expense upon them.
A meeting of the Conductors Assembly
2126, K. of L., will be held Thursday night
to consider the case of the gripmen.
A Car In tbe Honse.
A freight car on a switch running into
the Clinton mill- jumped the track late
Saturday night and ran through the corner
of a house on "West Carson street, occupied
by John Reilly. Fortunately no one was
4a the part of the house that was struck,
-uiu no one was nun. Abe house was dam
taged to the extent of $200.
NOTES ADD NOTIONS.
I I Many Matters of Much and Little Moment
It takes our Danlap to make a sudden change
Georoe Fbaxcis should now be called a
CBelva says Busan B. is 70 years old. "Was
Geoege M. Puiauav was a passenger on
his fast train last night boand'f or' Chicago.
Afteb all the only, perfect American ele
vator is the whisky straight, with no hydraulics
"Good summer wether" soliloquizes the
fanner, as he casts a weather eye over his
That Italian nobleman who wants to sell bis
title is too sudden. The odor of the last sale
has not blown over.
These are 37,000,000 babies born every year,
and each one is the prettiest, sweetest tootsy
wootsy alive, so it is.
Mrs. Potter still Insists she is elevating the
stage. Her idea of elevating the stage is in
lowering the scenery.
Another Western man has bobbed up who
has 18 children and asks charity. That man
doesn't need any help.
It is the unfortunate spring lamb, without
any mint sauce in a Fourth avenue bank, who
has been shorn by "sheers."
Berry Wall still refuses to pay an exorbi
tant tailor's bill and 12,000,000 menjiave silently
ranged in line behind him.
That Brooklyn police who insists upon put
tine his arms around lone women is a danger
ous man; he should be disarmed.
Strange and startling odors in the streets
indicate the arrival of warm weather, if not
of the street cleaning department.
The fatal number 13 appeared again in the
city annals at Central station, and Judge Gripp
meted out to each of the 13 just what he de
served. Detroit has originated a woman's conversa
tional clnb. but yon can't fool us. It loots like
a baseball club, and its conversation is most
potent at 2 a. si.
Kilraln has developed Snllivan's happy
faculty of "tapping the claret" at a dollar a
bottle. There are some hopes of their drink
ing each other to death.
John Burrow fell from the porch of his
residence on Ella street yesterday afternoon
and sustained a fracture of the thigh. Dr.
Clark attended him.
J ATX, services were conducted by Rev. E. B.
Donehoo, who will continue this month. .Ex
cellent singing was furnished by ladies from
the Eighth Presbyterian Church.
The body of John Graham, who was killed
by a B. 4 O. shifter at Glenwood, Saturday, is
still at the Morgue. His friends have not made
any arrangements for its removal.
SUCH tremendous cheering greeted Bob Lin
coln's announcement at the London banquet
"I am no speaker." that he didn't have a chance
to add, "because 1 am my father's son."
A free lecture will be given in the Oakland
Methodist Church chapel this evening at 8
o'clock by Prof. Jacktnan, of the Sigh School.
Subject "The Natural History of an Apple."
Obscure Yes, there is a great difference
between the word "hind" and "behind." If you
ever hunted you would know that the "hind"
is always in front while you, well you are be
hind. Afteb that ball the 400 has the big head for
sure, and now, after brief bnt startling glory,
let the 400 dron back into the slot of oblivion.
and cursed be he that moves their. unpleasant
Chief of Police Wymard, of .Braddock,
arrested Charles Miller upon instructions from
Washington, Pa. He is wanted there for
larceny. The Washington authorities have
been notified of his capture.
New Yobk will please consider itself "now
outgrown," along with poor Walter Scott
Howells has left ber for Boston, where there is
no Liberty, no Brooklyn bridge, no 400, no
Mayor Grant, no Centennial and no rivalry.
A new literary society has been organized
in Lawrenceville called the St Mary's Literary
Society. M. E. Golden is President W. J.
Hurley Vice President Edward Carroll Sec
retarv and E. M. Bchen Treasurer. The club
has 6$ members and meets every Monday night
PnrLAXTHBoriST to small boy going
through wonderful contortions "what is wrong
my poor lad?" Boy (stolidly) "The itch."
Philanthropist (horrified) "Why in the world
don't yon do something for it?" Boy (scratch
ing himself nnanimouslynth both hands) "I
am, ain't I?"
Amendment meetings will begin in Salis
bury Hall, Southside, to-night W.J. McCon
nell and his wife will hare charge of the meet
ing, and Prof. J. B. Spetlman will conduct the
the music. Mrs. Warren Hnntly and Mrs. B.
H. Jones addressed a meeting of theW. C.T.
U. in Moorhead Hall last night
Yesteedat was a beautiful time for a low
priced clerk to hire a high-priced livery rig for
his best girl and drive abont town trying to
impart a family carriage air to a hack and horse
about which the odor of last night's drunk still
cling. Its no use. boys and girls; keep that
distang air of hawtoor until you have your own
SolCoulson has a photograph gallery of
beauties that is well worth examining. It is
made up of just 1,000 rogues, each with a f nil
history of his crimes in a book indexed by Sol,
and the whole forms a fascinating study for
either the scientific or morbidly inclined, and
when It is finished will be one of the most com
plete rogues' gallery in the country.
New Repobter Well, I am on late watch
this week. City Editor (who has put him
there) Oh, indeed are you? N. R. Yes, and I
wantapack of cards to help.passthe time. C.E.
You will find them in the pigeon hole in the big
desk. N. B. goes away.but returns in half an hour
covered with dust and despair Can't find 'em.
I looked in every place from that labeled
"sporting" on down to "foreign" and "rejected,"
and there aren't any cards. C. E. Yon looked
in all? N. R All but one. C. E. Which one?
N. R. The one labeled "religious." C. E.
Well, there they are.
IT'S A QUEEB WORLD.
Something is wrong with this awkward world.
And things are mixed somewhere:
A girl who's cutest with bangs that curled
Always wears the straightest hair;
The greatest effort of a great man's life
Is never made at all;
The wrong man has the wrong man's wife;
Ana we snort gin snouia db u;
The biggest fish is the fish that's lost;
A good boy dies in youth;
Tbe things we want are the things that cost,
Ana tbe liar tells the truth:
The good things belong to the other chap
A man who never slipped;
The best ot people have least of snap,
And the wittiest wit is clipped.
TWO BAD ITALIANS.
They Blake Things Lively for jl P., V. fc C.
Two Italians named George Ross and
Prank Bell were brought over from
Duquesne yesterday and lodged in the
I lockup at Braddock. The two men made
Charleston Railroad conductor last night
On the train somebody provoked them,
and they became desperate. It is' said one
ot the Italians stabbed a man, but to what
extent he was injured could not be learned.
Bell had a file six inches long, which had
been ground off smooth, and a 42-caliber re
volver. The conductor of the train took a
revolver from the other fellow. An in
formation has been lodged, against them be
fore 'Squire Holtzman, and they will hare
a hearing to-morrow morning.
IN GEEAT STILE.
The Mexican Sliniiter Goes Home, Accom
panied by a Retinue.
General Bodiguez Romero, the Mexican
Minister to the United States, passed
through the city yesterday bound tor Mexi
co. The depot men assert that there was a
dead-body on the train, and they were tak
ing it back to Mexico for burial.
The General wore his uniform, and was
.accompanied by a retinue. They occupied
a private car, and when the train stopped a
guard was placed on the platform.
The Firat Command ery.
On next Saturday a week the first com
mandery of the lodge of thePatriotic Oorder
Sons ot America in Western Pennsylvania
will be instituted at Braddock. The mem
bers have provided themselves with uni
forms that are yery beautiful, and will carry
swords. The officers are: Commander, A.
&. Srubaker; Lieutenant Commander, E. G.
Sexton; Purser, Theodore Davis; Scribe,
BEECHAM'S Pills cure sick headaenn.
:r made, j
Peaks' Soap, the purest and best ever
. , ; THE
ADTICE FOR MINERS.
President Conway Issues 9 Circular
to the Striking Colliers,
ASKING THEM TO STAND FIRM.
The Situation Explained and Organizations
PRESIDENT WEIHE MAX K0TEUN AGAIN
President Conway, of District 4 of the
National Progressive Union, yesterday is
sued a circular which will be sent to the
miners of the district to-day explaining the
situation. He has received reports that al
most one-half of the operators have granted
the 74 -cent rate 'and others are expected to
follow. He desires the miners to remain
firm and solid for the price, as any break
might result disastrously.
The calls for aid and protection from the
Sheriff to prevent riots along the Pan
handle road it is claimed.is only a bluff
on the part of the operators to obtain the
sympathy of the public. Vice President
Davis says there are no indications of
trouble or riot, as the men have practically
won the strike without a fight and there is
no necessity of resorting to force to secure
the rate demanded. Many of the operators
have already obtained contracts based on
the 74-cent rate and they will hare no
trouble in securing others. President Con
way's circular is appended:
HIS CONFIDENT CIBCULAK.
Fellow Miners of Western Pennsylvania:
The situation of affairs, as It pertains to onr
calling as miners of coal, within the last few
days impels me to issue this explanatory letter
as an acknowledgment of my feelings and de
sires. It has been charged that onr present ac
tion is in violation of certain stipulatlons.be
tweennsand our employers. This I desire to
flatly contradict, as at all conferences held be
tween the employers and the representatives of
the miners of this district they have failed to
reach an amicable agreement After failing to
reach a conclusion satisfactory to all concerned
by joint conference, the question of scale prices
was referred to you, and a time and place ap
pointed for your representatives to meet col
lectively. Irrespective of organization, and re
port your desires as miners, and what rate you
were willing to be governed by for the year.
At the convention of your representatives,
held in this city on April SO, 1E89, it was ascer
tained, from reports of representatives, that
an overwhelming majority were in favor of
establishing a 74-cent rate for the year, and all
present, with two exceptions, .voted in favor of
it By this action the 74-cent irate became the
Srice you bad agreed upon, and which you are
1 duty bound to support; inasmuch as It was
not the prlco of either organization, but the
price of miners themselves, the miners of both
organizations, as well as those not organized,
BESPONSTBLE FOB ITS SUCCESS,
for upon their united action depends the possi
bility of viotory, and I am very glad to be able
to assure you that from reports received the
miners have awakened to the fact that from
the divisions in our ranks employers expected
to be benefited, as it is admitted by some that
they expected a faction of the miners to be a
part of the machinery that would enable them
to secure a less rate of mining than that of 71
It seems that it was not from a business
necessity that they required this reduction,
bnt from our inability to prevent it they
would insist upon it That inability is no
where apparent at this time. From all over
the district come reports that the miners are
determined on retaining their position as re
gards pnee of mining. True, there are one or
two places that are not as steadfast in their
purpose as .they should be; but their action,
should they break; cranot influence the gen
Many of the employers wno had proposed re
ductions previous to our last convention, have
concluded to pay the prices agreed upon, and
their mines are now working. Others nave not
offered any reduction, and are working. We
have some grounds for believing that others
who are now idle are contemplating the advisa
bility of granting the 74-cent rate, so that the
number of those paying the 74-cent rate in the
very near future will far exceed those refusing,
and end in all paying it
A POELOEN HOPE.
Some are waiting for a break on our side. In
that hope they will be disappointed. The
factions have become a unit No advantages
are to be gained in that direction. Miners
have interests in common which they recog
nize however mnch they may differ as to
methods. This unified struggle Is the proof.
The reduction, if conceded, would not benefit
either consumer or miner. Contracts for ship
ment of coal for this district have been largely
entered into, and, we believe, taken at a figure
that entitles the miner toa"4;cent rate. Illi
nois and Indiana operators have been held up
to us as some of the causes of reductions
but so far as Illinois and Indiana
miners are concerned they cannot
be reduced without their consent until, at
least, thev have been defeated in .a struggle to
maintain their prices, which struggle they are
now engaged in.
it appears tnatnometnoa oi equalizing con
ditions has ever entered into the consideration
of employers, except an equalizing by reduc
tion in the wages of employes, and by this
method forcing tbe employes to attempt to
equalize from their standpoint by what is com
monly known as a strike.
It appears from tbe indications that the
qnestion of price will be settled, so far as this
competitive district is concerned, by the favor
able action of the miners supporting one "an
other in their efforts at equalizing conditions
and obtaining in Western Pennsylvania a 74
cent rate; but in order to secure it we must
have no break. Each man must be firm. Don't
give up the ship. Orderly and quietly maintain
your position and all will be well.
President District 4, N. P. U.
PRESIDENT WEIHE W0N1T EDN.
Report That the Ironworkers' Chief Will
It is-stated upon reliable authority that
William Weihe, President of the Amalga
mated Association for the past six years,
has decided not to be a candidate for re
election at the coming annnal convention of
the organization, and will retire to engage
in business pursuits.
Efforts have been made by members of the
association to induce James H. Nutt to
allow his name to be used as a candidate in
the event of President Weihe retiring, but
he has declined by reason of having been
tendered a lucrative appointment in the
employ of the Government As the salary
of the President of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation is $1,500 per year and traveling ex
penses, it is probable each district will naye
one or more canaiaates.
Mr. Nutt is one of the most prominent
members of the Amalgamated Association,
and for years has been a member of the
Board of Trustees. Mr. Weihe could not
be seen last night, but several members say
he will not be a candidate for re-election.
They Elected Delegates.
A regular monthly meeting of Local
Union No. 6, of the American Flint Glass
Workers' Union, was held at Silver Palace
Hall, on Fifth avenue, yesterday afternoon.
The following members were elected dele
gates to the National Convention to be held
at Bellaire, O., in July: H. A. Hampton,
Wm. J. Clare, J. E. Flinn, L. Louden
slicker and Martin Ercstring.
AGAINST THE GAUQEE,
Men Will Visit Harrlsbnrg to Ask for
a Btnte Inspector.
Mr. D. P. Beigbard and other local oil
men will leave forHarrisbnrg this morning
to insist on the passage of the' bill revoking
an old law by which an oil ganger is ap
pointed for Pittsburg, and no -other city in
The oil men want a bill passed anthoriz-
ing the appointment of a State ganger. to
act within certain limits. Becentlv the
Pittsburg ganger has been charging a tax
on all the oil' exported or sent ont of the
The oil men claim this is an out.
ana tney pray ior Btate juxadicuoD,
Impressive and Solemn Services at St.
Paul's Cathedral Yesterday The Re
newal of Baptismal Tows.
The mission services at St Paul's Cathe
dral yesterday were unusually solemn and
impressive, particularly in the afternoon,
at the close of the mission forewomen, con
ducted by the Paulist Pathers. At this ser
vice the women of the congregation re
peated their baptismal tows and at the
conclnsion they- were given the Papal bless
ing and indulgences through Ber. Father
Kevins, one of thePaulists.
The first mission service oi the day was at
10:30 o'clock, when solemn high mass was
celebrated. Father Doyle preached the ser
mon. His subject was "The Necessity of
Prayer," and it was most impressive.
One'of the most beautiful features of the
service was a magnificent floral baptismal
font, set in a perfect bower of potted plants,
ferns, etc., underneath the mission cross and
to the left of the main altar. The steps
leading up to the font were made tbe re
ceptacles for bouquets of roses, lilies", hya
When Father Kevins ascended into the
pulpit the church was literally jammed
with women, with here and there a
Bprinkling of men. In addition to all
the pews'being crowded, all the floor space
was occupied by people kneeling and stand
ing np. The reverend gentleman took for
his text, "What shall I render unto God for
what God has rendered unto me ?" Psalms
iii.:115. Father Kevins delivered his ser
mon in a simple but effective manner, and
brought to the attention ot his hearers the
'necessity of baptismal renewal. After the
Tows had been repeated he said :
What does all this ceremonv meanf It in a.
sacred contract .or bargain or agreement be-i
iween uoa on one siae anu you on me other.
God promised to do certain things on His
part andvoQ promised to do certain things on
yours. He promised to give you His grace,
and did so then and there when you were
baptized. He has faithfully kept His cart of
the bargain, but you have broken yonrs. You
have been unfaithful to your vows. Look over
your past life and see if there is not one small
vow you have broken. This is not the normal
state of the Christian, to be contented under
the dominion of Satan, an enemy of God and
an enemy from His love and grace, but God
expects us to be united in His love and always
in the state of grace.
He then administered the Papal blessing
and offered the following prayer while hold
ing the blessed crucifix before him :
Oh, Lord Jesus Christ Thou hast heard the
vows these, Thy children, have made unto
Thee; they have ascended before Thy throne
into heaven: Thy angels and saints have heard
them with joy; the devils in hell have heard .
uiem wiui lear ana tremoung, -ior iney Know
that their dominion over these, Thy servants,is
at an end; may these vows be recorded in Your
heavenly court: may the names of these, Thy
children, be written In the book of Thy elect
never moie to be blotted out; may they go on
from strength to strength, from virtue to vir
tue, until they appear before Thee, the God of
Gods, in Zion.
Last evening Father Smith inaugurated
tne mission ior men witn a sermon upon
the "Value of the Soul." The services
were concluded with the benediction of the
Holy Sacrament There were no women
present, and the church was packed to suf
The first mass to-day will be at 5 o'clock.
Fathers Doyle and Hopper will, leave to
day for Iowa, where they will conduct a
mission for several weeks. Father Clark
will arrive this morning from New York to
assist the other priests.
During the part week the sacrament of
Holy Communion was administered to 3,
700 women at the Cathedral.
GEORGE WASHINGTON' EULOGIZED.
Rev. T. J. Leak, at the North Avenue
Chnreh, Paid a Glowing Tribute to the
Father of Bis Country Last Night.
Ber. T. J. Leak, pastor of the North Ave
nue, Allegheny, M. E. Church, preached
last evening upon "George Washington."
He took for.his text, "Bun ye to and fro
through the streets of Jerusalem and see
now, and know and seek, in the broad
plains' thereof," etc., Jeremiah, BSL The'
reverend gentleman said:'
There is nothing else that this world is so
greatly In need of, as men. I do not mean
merely blpids, who walk, and talk, and wear
clothes, bnt earnest, upright, useful men. No
where else has this fact been illustrated more
fully than In the history of onr own country.
In studying the history of those who laid the
foundations of our nation, there is one colossal
figure standing out more prominently than any
other; he who we call the father ot his coun
try: George Washington.
His school days closed early. At 16 years of
age he entered upon tbe work of surveying.
At 19 he was given a position as Government
Surveyor, which led him into the wilderness of
the Alleghenics, which oft-times furnished
him only the hard earth for his bed and a.
canopy of the sky for his covering. By these
hardships he developed strength and character
for his future work. At 26 years of age he,
with his forces, drove the French ont of Fort
Duquesne, around which spot our two thrifty
cities now flourish.
He was not only possessed of physical cour
age, but his moral courage was equally great
When he thought a thing right he stood for
it though the heavens should tall. He was
also unselfish. When appointed commanderof
tbe Continental army, a salary of $6,000 was
voted him by Congress, but he said that he
would not occupy such a position for a mone
tary consideration. He said he would keep an
exact account of his expenses, and only ask
that Congress should pay them. Is It not
strange that such a man grew indignant at the
efforts of certain speculators, who endeavored
to make money out of the sufferings of the
country, and expressed himself as wish
ing that their leaders might hang on
gallows four times as high as that
on which Haman was strung. The last charac
teristic upon which I will touch was his devo
tion to religion. This is seen in his statement
that upon certain days set apart for fasting
and prayer he wrote, "I went to church and
fasted all day." At the opening of Congress,
when the chaplain led In prayer, while all
others stood, he devoutly knelt alone. One of
his first orders as Commander ot the Conti
nental army was enforcing the rule against pro
fanity and drunkenness, and insisting upon the
officers attending upon divine service.
In tne midst of the sufferings of Valley
Forge, an army hnngry, and ragged. In the
midst of snow and fieezing.weather.crying "no
bread," "no pay," "no rum," be was discovered
by a godly Quaker upon his knees In the woods,
with tears rolling down his cheeks, pouring his'
petitions into the ear of the God of battles.
We hold bim to-night before the young Ameri
ca of our day as a light for their guidance, as a
life for their emulation and an example for
An Interesting Programme nnd Bis Collec
tion nt the First Church.
Children's Day was observed at the First
Christian Church in Allegheny yesterday
morning. A very interesting programme
was rendered, consisting of songs and recita
tions. A quartet composed of Misses Mary
McCush and Alice Parsons and Messrs.
Will Muirhead and Harry Nickelson, sang
"Eose O' the May Time." Beulah Hip
well sang "Waiting Over There." Among
the, other performers were Misses Nannie
Warnick, Maggie Bodney, Nannie Elcessor,
Maggie Corbet and Emily Bodney. Willie
Graham recited "A Short Sermon on Giv
ing," and the pastor, Be v. William F. Cow
den, delivered an address.
Over 900 Sunday school scholars were
present and the collection for the benefit of
the mission amounted to about $600. Class.
No 1, -of boys,, iiobert Latimer, teacher,
contributed over $100, and class No. 25,
girls, Alex Latimer teacher, contributed
Trying to Pick a Fight.
Gilbert Wilson was arrested by Officer
Thompson last evening, charged with dis
orderly conduct It is alleged by the officer
that Wilson was trying to pick a fight with
people passing along Wylie avenue, near
Elm street He was locked np in the
Eleventh' ward station.
Death Was tbeBeanlt.
John Spang, of Prospect street, Mt
Washington, died last'night from the inju
ries he received last Friday when he fell off
a scaffolding on to a nail keg and broke'
three ribs. He leaves a wife andtvochil-
kONPAY, &AY ,6, ,
VALOR AT A TICKER.
A: lady Telegraph Operator Who
i Talks of the Block Signals,
TELLING A THRILLING TALE ORTWO
One Case in Which Her BevolYer Had a
Mission to Perform.
KOBE THAN MECHANISM ESSENTIAL
The block signal system of the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad is a great success, bnt one
scarcely realizes how much depends on the
carefulness and wakefulness of the telegraph
operator until he spends a night in one of these
telegraph towers. It was' the misfortune
of a Dispatch reporter not long since to
have such an experience. Caught at night
in the country, with the only hotel in the
Tillage two miles away, and the farmers for
miles around sound asleep, one of the
lonely towers of the Pennsylrania
road was not uninviting nnder
such circumstances. The news gatherer had
a long telegram to send and the young lady
-operator vowed a thousand times, as she ad
mitted afterward, ihat she wonld keep the
door locked hereafter, and admit nobody'
but railroad men at night
COMPAHIOSSHIP WELCOME. .
But when the hard job had been per
formed and after vigorous rnbbing the
blood began to return into her numb arm,
she was pleased with the prospect of having
even a reporter to talk to until morning.
How these poor girls in the towers must
suffer from loneliness none but they them
selves can tell. If a man had a wife that
talked too much he could easily effect a cure
by having her learn the telegraph business,
and then secure for her a position in one
of the Pennsylvania towers. It is surpris
ing how many lady operators there are on
the railroads, and invariably they work at
night One of them accounted for it by
saying that their chiefs are men, and they
try to discourage women from entering the
business as much as possible.
"j. wisn.x aian t nave to worK," saia tne
lady operator in the course of the long chat
"Certainly we get lonely, and the night is
always terribly long. I have two revolvers
in this drawer, but I am awfully afraid of
firearms. In my experience so far I have
had plenty of scares, but I never was really
frightened but once. A German tramp was
determined to come into the tower one night,
and, placing a skid which the men used in
handling freight against the building, he
climbed np as far as the windows.
don't sboox was the cet.
"I pointed the revolver at the fellow's
headland he cried out to me in broken
English not to shoot I didn't, and I con
fess I felt as much relieved as he did when
he found himself on the ground again. He
slid down that skid almost like a shot
"Most of the nfght operators on the Penn
sylvania road are girls. About the hardest
work we have to do is to pall the lever back
and forward which changes the lights. In
the winter when the long bar becomes cov
ered with ice it is almost impossible to pull
it. and it requires all our exertion. '
"My greatest trouble is to keep awake 1
after 3 o'clock in the morning. We help
each other, and if I think aan operator is
asleep I try to warn her by making all the
noise over the wires I can. I remember
when the Eastern express was put on
early in the morning. The opera
tors were so used to dozing
about tbat time of the night thatthe express
had to make a number of stops on its first
trip. Ton see the red light hangs out con
tinually, andtms tne engineers are guided
by. If the operator goes to sleep the trains
are blocked, and if she is reported she is
IT AXIi TAKES TIME.
"Well, I have forgotten how often that
train was stopped the first morning. At
some towers they hadvto break open the
door to see what was the matter. Generally
the conductors and engineers .are good fel
lows and do little reporting, but there is a
limit to their patience. The train made a
nnmber of trips before the .operators got
used to the new run, and now we all man-,
age to be awake.
"It is trne operators often become care
less, and we forget sometimes what import
ant positions we fill. ,1 never get nervous
except when there is a wreck, and then we
have to be constantly on the alert"
The reporter sat there through the long
night listening to the young lady talk.
They yawned a great deal at times, but
both kept awake; the one because it was her
business, the other because he
couldn't sleep. It was noticeable
that on this particular night
few trains passed. There may have been
other reasons for it, but at the present time
the freight business is very' dull, and it
must be worse than the agents admit when
not more than ten freight trains both ways
pass a given point on tbe Pennsylvania
road during a night There were more
west than east-bound trains, but mighty few
either way outside of the passenger trains:
HE USED A EAZ0B.
An Allegheny Man Attempts Snlcldo
Severing an Artery In Bii Arm.
Thomas Smith, a blacksmith at the Fort
Wayne Bailroad shops, who lives at 209
Washington avenue, Allegheny, was taken
to the General. Hospital early yesterday
morning. He complained that he wassick
and claimed that he had been poisoned.
About 9 o'clock he left the institution and
The officers of patrol station No. 2 were
.called to his home about 6 o'clock last even
ing by a report that Smith had attempted
to commit suicide. He had cut an artery
in his arm with a razor and was covered
with blood. He resisted arrest and at
tempted to slash the officers with the razor.
They were compelled to put handcuffs on
him and in the scuffle were covered with
The man was taken to the hospital where
he received proper attention. It is believed
that he is insane. Smithis 37 years of age
and has a wife and family.
Is In a Measure Advocated by a Local DI
clplo of Henry George.
The Secular Union held a meeting in
Imperial Hall, corner of New Grant street
and Seventh avenue, last1 night. Thomas
Grnndy made an address on "Single Tax."
Mr. Grundy-is in favor of a system of taxation-by
which improvements only, and not
the land, would be assessed. He holds that
society can gain no wealth from a price on
land, and that the valuation of all lands,
city and suburban, should either be' equal
ized, or abolished entirely.
By the adoption of such a system specula
tion would be.done away with and the poor
would be placed on an equal footing with
all men in the matter of owning, property.
Mr. A. A. Barker and Mr. Frank Gest
ner also made addresses on the subject, fol
lowing out the line of argument advanced
by Mr. Grundy.
A FOEEIGN OIL MAtf.
Mr. Sanders, of Germany, Wanu to See the
Mr. Gerwig Sanders, wife and niece, oi
Hamburg, Germany, arrived in the city last
evening and stopped at the Anderson.
Mr. Sanders is a large exporter of oil
from the Globe Befining Company, and he
has come to Pittsburg .to inspect the oil
fields and study' the '-process of refining.
They will go' through to the Pacific coast
oeiore taey retain.
IT'S DOG EAT DOG.
One Combine Fighting- Another Warner
flflller and1 Steve Doner Fighting the
Chicago Heat Trust A New Deal oa
A gentleman just returned from New
York is authority for the statement that
Warner Miller is relied upon to help boom
the American Meat. Company, which re
cently felt called upon to withdraw its stock
from the market shortly after the subscrip
tion books had been opened. The ex-Senator
has been elected President of the com
pany, to take the place of JohkH. Flagler,
of the Standard Oil Company, whose re
tirement a few weeks ago so seriously inter
fered with the nlans of ex-Senator S. W.
Dorsey and the other promoters of the big
beef scheme. -
Miller is apparently clothed with consid
erable authority, as it has been announced
at the office of the meat company that the
two vice-presidents who are to be elected at
Tuesday's meeting of the directors wonld be
such as he should pick out. One of these
new officers will succeed Mr. J. O. Moss,
who is also treasurer of the Cottonseed Oil
Trust, of which Mr. Flagler is president
While the latter is to remain in the direc
tory of the meat company, it is hinted that
Mr. Moss will be asked to get ont There
seems to be a good deal of feeling against
Mr. Moss, and it is intimated that he was
more or less responsible for the hitch in
launching the big scheme.
The-New York Herald of yesterday con
tained an interview with an officer of the
combine, who said:
We might as well let the public Into the se
cret of the complication now. Phil Armour
and the others in the big beef combine in Chi
cago were afraid of us and they set out to
squeeze us. This they did by frightening Mr.
Flagler and Mr. Moss. The combine uses $S,
000,000 worth of cottonseed oil a year in making
lard, and they threatened that if these two offi
cers of the trust had anything to do with onr'
company they would establish works and no
longer use their cottonseed oil. Armour bonght
up a lot of the certificates of the trust and got
control and was then in a position to dictate to
Mr. Flagler and Mr. Moss. They were virtual
ly forced to resign from the meat company.
But we have things in excellent shape now,
and in a week or so onr hooks will be opened,
for subscriptions again in Boston, New York,
Phiiadelphfa,Baltlmore and Plttsburg.with the
same bankers as before. We mean business
now and are certain of making the company a
success. The Chicago combine are frightened
at competition because they have had things
their own way. There is good reason for them
to fear us, because we propose to sell beef at
retail at the same price that they wholesale it
Congressman James J. Belden is one of
the new directors of the meat company.
The whole scheme seemed to be managed by
Bepublican politicians who have at one
time or another been more or less conspicu
ous. Ex-Senator Dorsey is supposed to
have manipulated the deal which in the
first place amounted to a consolidation of
some of the best herds of cattle and finest
ranches and ranges p New Mexico. Then
the combine bought an abbatoir in
Kansas City and a plant in Baltimore,
where the beef, pork and mutton will be
distributed to the agencies of the company,
which will be established in the principal
Eastern cities. Por all this the ranchmen
and owners of the plant are to get $8,000,
000 of the ?25,000,000 of stock at which the
company is capitalized. It is claimed that
before the trouble caused by the secession of
Messrs. Flagler and Moss $4,000,000 of
stock had already been subscribed, but the
money was afterward returned. In a few
days the same amount of stock will again be
offered to the public.
THE FIKST BESULT OF IT.
The Number of Dronkaon Saturday Greatly
Decreased I the City.
The number of persons arrested for drunk
enness in this city Saturday night was very
small, considering the veVy large increase
in the business done by the lucky 93. At
some of the station housed, where it is no
uncommon thing to have eight or ten
"drunks at the hearings Sunday moming,
the dockets were either bare ox but one or
two names jvre entered.
At the Central, station, where there are"
usually at least 20 cases of drunkenness, the
number was reduced to 12. In the Eleventh
ward, where they frequently have eight or
ten, there was not a drunk. In the Four
teenth ward two were arrested during the
evening, where as many as ten have been
brought in on that charge. The combined
number at the Twelfth, Seventeenth and
Nineteenth ward "houses was only three.
The entire Southside only furnished tbe
same nnmber. There have been as many as
20 at the Twenty-eighth ward alone.
The number of drnnks arrested in the en
tire city were 18 less than one to every five
THE HOSPITAL ASS DEED.
Sonthslde Medical Society Beady to Back
Up Those Fashing- Doctor.
At a meeting of the Southside Medical
Society to-night final steps will be taken
looking toward the establishment of a hos
pital on that side of the river. Several sites
have been considered, and they will be dis
cussed, and it is probable that one of them
will be chosen to-night.
The Southside physicians are determined
on a hospital, and, whether the society takes
aotion or not, there are a half dozen physi
cians who are working the matter up by
renting the Atlantic Garden property,as in
dicated in these columns, and they promise
to have the hospital-in operation within four
Flvo Branches of the B. fc O. Will Elect
The annual meetings of the stockholders
of the Somerset and Cambria, Salisbury
road, the Berlin road and the Pittsburg and
Wheeling, branches of the Baltimore and
Ohio, will be held in the Monongahela
House this morning.
General W. H. Eoontz, of Somerset, ar
rived last evening to attend the meetings.
The General stated that so far as he knew,
the old officers would be re-elected, and if
any changes are to be made they will be
proposed by the management of the B. & O.
EXCITEMENT AMONG POLES.
This Foreign Element Again Smashing
Both Windows and Heads..
The Polish row in Page's Hollow, on
South Twenty-second street, furnished
another excitement yesterday, during which
windows were smashed and heads were
brofcen. Anthony Gnntzman was the only
man arrested, and he will answer the charge
of disorderly conduct this morning.
A Stone Weighing Two Ton.
John Lewis, a stone mason employed on
the new railroad bridge neat- Wheeling, W.
Va., was brought to the Mercy Hospital
.yesterday with a very badly crushed foot
He said they were moving a large stone,
which weighed about two tons, when in,'
some way it slipped, catching him on the
instep. The foot, the doctor thinks, will
have to b6 amputated.
A new case of brown, blue and gray mix
ture mohairs, 27 inches wide, at 25c.
Make no Mistake
In buying your furniture, go to the manu
facturer, and save money; There ' is only
one in the twin cities and their goods and
rices defy competition. Therefore go to
f. Seibert & Co., cor. Lacock and Hope
streets, near railroad bridge, Allegheny.
B. & B.
Striped satin for lining jackets and waists
and for facings, all colors, at 75c.
Bonos Ss Buhl.
Jerseys. An immense assortment In all
the new styles for seaside and eonntry wear;
all Tvrfasu mXwMM in3 aaIam' u
, WVSV311 3', S.VQVB& HACKB..4
IS LIFE 'SUSPENDED ?
Home Physicians Who Take No Stock
in Restored Animation.
DEATH EASY ENOUGH TO DISC07EE
Ho Need of Burying Anybody Alive, If the
Teats Be Applied.
IP AlITB, SOME PABT WILL BH0W IT
The fact that people in a trance, or nnder
suspended animation, have so frequently
been nearly buried alive lately, led a re
porter from this paper to make some in
quiries yesterday among local physicians
for their opinions upon the subject From
these statements it appears that a good
many doctors do not believe in suspended
animation at all, and consider the stories
which occasionally are published nothing
but humbugs. Dr. W. F. Pollock, of the
Southside, for instance, said yesterday: "I
don't believe there is much difficulty in
finding out whether a .person is' dead, and
the fact can be yery readily determined."
Another physician, while talking to the
reporter upon the subject, 'was of the same
opinion, although he did not express hint-
.self quite so decisively. "If there have
been people who have been buried alive, I
have never been called to a case myself, and
I cannot, therefore speak from personal ex
perience. There are
SEVERAL WAYS OF TBlLING
whether animation has left the body, and
those most common are these: Take a look
ing glass and hold it before the month of
the supposed corpse, and.if there is life left,
you will observe the breath on the surface
of the glass. Another method is to prick
the person's toe; and if blood flows the body
is still animated, but if not it is lifeless. A
third test is to take a redhot piece of iron
and touch the flesh. If 'the burned part
shrivels up the person is dead, but if it blis
ters life is not extinct"
"Then you do not believe that a person
may ever manifest life again if the heart
stops beating for some time say several
hours, or even days?"
"iso, j. do not. if the blood ceases to
circulate, if the heart stops beating, that
person is dead, in my opinion. From what
we know of persons' who are supposed to
have been in a trance and
COME TO LIFE A.OAXK,
I think it has always been stated that they
were cognizant of what was going on around
them. Some of them could hear and even
see, bnt their brain, apparently, had lost
the faculty of communicating with their
sense of speech. This proves that anima
tion could not have been totally suspended,
or else they would not have been able to
hear or see.
"Trances are often the resnlt of nervous
troubles, hysteria or heart disease; from in
fections or contagious diseases they never
occur, to my knowledge."
"Don't you think it would be advisable
to have a law regnlating the time of burial
of people who do not die of infections or
"Yes, that might be a good thing, and it
would possibly have the effect of preventing
the burial of animated bodies.
HB CALLS IT A MISNOMER.
Dr. W. T.. English while speaking on the
same subject last evening, said: "There
is really no such thing as suspended
animation. It is a misnomer. Of course it
is possible for vitality to sink so low as to
be imperceptible by the observer: bnt it
does not follow that it is not there, at alL
Life depends "ftpon a tripod force, brain,
heart aVd lunrs. If either of these fails to
act for a certain 'me, life must be extinct"
Silks. Several special good bargains
this week in black silks, gros grains: failles,
armnres and :
ind rhadames at prices below cosj
prices below cost
Huotjs 8s Hacks.
Best $1 50 per dor. cabinet photos in the
city. Panel picture with each doz. cabinets.
Lies' Pofulab Gallebt, 10 and 12
Sixth St SU3TWTT
Kid Glovea Almost Given Avrav.
300 pair small sizes black and colored
dollar gloves at 39c a pair at Bosenbanm &
TT WDLL CUBE
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KTDiyS COUGH SYBUP,
KIDiJ'S COUGH SYBUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYBUP,
Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
FLEMING BBOa, PITTSBUBG, PA
MEN ABE. -HAPPY
If They Have a
Oh. We have a great variety.
Prices range from 60c to S3 00.
T. T. T.
109 Federal- Street,
UHCAN a WHITE;
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PENN AVENUE STORES.' ,
In the larce Cloak Boom' wtoJusr
you will see the samples of Tuxedo"
Lenox Suits-you will see thest
greater advantage by coming
They were a success last season
will be. more popular than ever tkls
This ready-to-wear Suit business baa g
grown very rapidly, especially since we), jf,
got our new-Cloak and Bult building; ..
every requisite light, space and pri-4
vaey, so that ladies can try on Suits if
desired. 110 Salts In cloth to Paris
Dresses at $125. Wash Suits in French
Batlne and Scotch Zephyr Ginghams,
in exclusive styles. This Suit Depart
ment will surprise you by the variety ot
costumes in stock.
The Blouse Waists, like the Parasols,
are all la readiness a little mote sun
shine win start them.
Some of the choicest and handsomest ' "
of the Paris Bobes are still here fa .
Dress Goods Department As to En- .'
gllsh cloth patterns doubtful if yon '-'
will find any assortment outside of this
department English Serges, navy
bine, for steamer and travelisg.wear.
As to the quick sale Dress Goods,
you will find some new ones here this -
week. SO-inch Imported 8uitlngs-tH, .
a half dollar less than usual price; then, .
see the all-wool Debeges, SOaayardV -
better ones at 40c and0c; thenew23o -'
Dress Goods; the special lot at 40c; tha '-;
Stylish Bids Borders at 75c; the 60o
Cashmeres will be hard to get again fox
as little money; the SI 50 quality 811k
Warp Henrietta Cloths are woven and .
, " - .' "
dyedtoourownorder Other desirable. --
weaves hi 'hew woolen dress stum la it,'-
the plain .effects and the greatest varl- Tl
ety ever shown in printed stuffs. Chal- '
lies and Cashmeres lowest prices, too
no old styles; then the Mohairs, plaia
and fancy, striped and printed, Ught
and dark colors. Did you know' that
the finer to finest dress fabrlcs'are al
ways to be found here 13 and H' yard,
kind doesn't cost anything to-Iook atR '
them? Every kind of dress material
here in this big department, excepting
trashy stuff. ' - .
AU kinds of Wraps, short and longt 1
plain and fine, S3 or $100 Wraps, 15
Jackets to $25 Jackets; that's the way
In this Cloak House of ours; two floors
of this building devoted to this Cloak
and Suit business. A big roomful of the
prettiest and newest Suits and Jackets
and Coats for children and outfits tot
Scotch Table Linens this week.' Cloths
and Napkins to match (the Dunferm
line Damasks); we have a great trade
in these goods; new patterns 'to show
you. Time of year now to provide lines
bed clothing; we have all qualities la
Sheeting and Pillowcasingv and also the 1
ready-made Sheets. Cases and Shams. -..3ji
Ourless-than-remnant prices in Was.,, - j
Goods have kept extra clerks busy-
among the Batines and Ginghams, and tSS
the assortment of finer goods is stfll
very large. You'd rather pick from 109 "
pieces than from 20.
The Curtain Boom still continues to
take care of the crowd, and that means
twico as many clerks as ever before.
Cable Dye Fast Black Cotton Stock.
ings are cheap at 25c a pair.
More new Hats andBonnets this week;
summer styles now. Come and sea
JDS. HDRNE k ED,
PENN AVENUE STORES?
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