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THE" PITTSBTJEGM DiSPi:T0HJ ' TUESDAY, MA.TT 7, 1889.
What Means 'tlie Early Shut
Down Window Glass Plan,
A Great Secret Movement on the Part
of the Manufacturers,
ALL FEABIHG THE TANK SYSTEM.
A TTindow- Glass Worker Says 15 or 20
Ifatires Are Out of Work,
AND FOEEIGNEES TO THE0W 0DI MORE
An important meeting of all the window
glass manufacturers west of this city will be
held May 23 at the Monongahela House for
the purpose of taking action upon the con
templated shut-down of a number of the
factories before the agreed time, July 1. At
the meeting an effort will be made tobetter
the condition of trade, and, in self-defense,
the members of the association will take
some action upon the tank furnaces at Jean
nette. The regular weekly meeting of the Pitts
burg Manufacturers' Association was held
yesterday afternoon at their headquarters on
First avenue. These gatherings are held
every week for the purpose of talking over
the condition of trade, and, as no business
of importance is transacted, they are very
slimly attended. A special notice was sent
out "by the Secretary of the association re
questing a good attendance at the meeting
yesterday, as some important business was to
be transacted. What this important business
was the Secretary neglected to state. So many
secret circulars, to the members of this associa
tion, have found their way into The Dispatch
office that the Secretary evidently thought it
advisable not to send notices out with tbe
object of the meeting contained therein.
A "WELIi-ATTENDED MEETING.
The meeting was largely attended. Every
window glass firm in tbe city, with the excep
tion of Chambers' and Ihmsen's, was repre
sented. As usual, tbe meeting was held with
closed doors, and nobody was supposed to dis
close tbe proceedings.
The most important matter discussed at the
meeting was the willingness of a number of
manufacturers, both in this city and west of
Pittsburg, to close down their factories before
the end of the-flre. The majority of the mem
bers present objected to any move of this kind
being made. The reason given was that busi
ness was picking up, and some firms who have
not been making much money for a number of
months would not find it advantageous to close
their factories now. One manufacturer.on the
Southside stated that their business bad picked
up over 5 per cent in tbe present week, and tbe
outlook was very flattering for the trade. Other
manufacturers said business was no better
than it wns twn months am: bnt when it came
I K t0 shutting down, they did not appear to be
the Western members threaten to kick over
the traces and break away from the agreement,
it was decided tu call a general meeting for the
It was also deemed advisable to get the senti
ment of the "Western manufacturers on the
tank system. Every member of the associa
tion in the city says he is not afraid of being
compelled to adopt tbe tank system, in case it
works successfully at Jeannette; but, In the
same breath, they predict and feverishly pray,
that it may prove a failure.
, THKJSHTJTXrjrG I10$VH BEGINS.
After the meeting yesterday Secretary
Loeffier was asked about tbe business transact
ed, and what would probably be done at the
moating on the 23d inst. He wouldn't admit
that there would be any meeting, or that there
bad been any talk of one. Tbe notices will
probably be sent out to-day though.
On Saturday night Chambers Co., on tbe
Eouthside, shut down one of their furnaces,
and this morning the other two will be idle.
The fires will be allowed to die out, and the
machinery of the company will be moved to
Jeannette, where, it is expected, tbe firm will
begin to blow glass on tbe 15th inst. It was
S'ated yesterday that, for some unaccountable
reason, a number of tbe men who are leit idle
by thee shutdown at Chambers' Southside
factory will not be given employment at Jean
nette. A number of the 26 blowers who quit
BnnrAav ananintr salH til I. V Will Tint Cfr m
EL nloyment at the tank furnace; yet the foreign
ers all get work there, it seems.
In thus alluding to the window glass business,
it will not be out of order to report, forjust
what they may be worth, new allegations that
are out in connection with these recent Impor
tations of window glass blowers from England.
Yesterday a glass blower, who wished his name
withheld from publication until after be can
get bis charges before tbe investigating com
mittee having charge of tbe matter, stated
what he said be and 100 other glass blowers
could prove with regard to those importations.
"Some time before tbe men were brought
across tbe ocean," said the blower, "President
Campbell came before L. A. 300 with tbe state
ment that, inasmuch as 00 more glass blowers
were needed soon at Jeannette than could pos
sibly be bad in America as all bad good places
here be would like tbe assembly to authorize
him to bring over 50 good men with cards from
England. The assembly didn't authorize worth
HE COTJXDN'T TTSD 'EM.
"Then be made a showing of again going
East and West personally to make another
emrvass for men. "When he came back be re
ported to tbe assembly that it was an impossi
bilitythat no more workmen could be bad in
this country. Moreover, he added that he had
jnst received advices from England that, in
the Sunderland District (I believe that was the
locality), there were 50 good blowers thrown
Idle by the shutting down of large glass works.
Jf or these, he added, be would like to send
with the sanction of L. A. 300, for he thought
it would be better for the organization to bring
tbe men over, than leave Chambers & McKee
to do so themselves.
"Now. if there was any resolution passed
granting any such sanction, I and a pood many
other members of L. A. 800 don't know it. I
believe the officials claim there was. But this I
do know: that at the very time when Mr.
Campbell was reporting to L. A. 800 that no
blowers could be had in this country, 15 or 20 of
us bad applied for and been refused work at
Chambers & McKee's good union men, mind
you, and I was one of them.
"Well, Mr. Campbell went or wrote for the
foreign GO, well knowing that the manufactur
ers themselves dared not do so, as it might
land them in the penitentiary. All this, mind
you, when they bad refused work to native
workmen : and we are all out of work yet, too.
"Now, if any of the officials of L. A 300 dare
deny these facts, my name and the names of
100 other good members of the assembly will be
ready as signatures to affidavits to prove to the
PENITEKT LUMBER DEALERS.
A Blacklisted Firm Making Overtures to the
The member of the Allegheny County
Lumber Dealers' Association have received
a circular from a well-known firm doing busi
ness in Cleveland, who- were blockaded and
boycotted by the .dealers of this city for the
past two years. The firm has repeatedly sold
their lumber to contractors and consumers and
have refused to stop tbe practice. This hurt
the business of tbe dealers here, and they
would not sell to anyone doing business with
tbe Cleveland firm.
The firm now say they will stop selling to
contractors if the dealers here patronize themJ
In case the lumbermen ot Jf lttsuurg reiuse to
do the latter, tbe Arm say they will make it hot
for them by selling below tbe figures oi the Al
legbeny county dealers. At tbe next meeting
of the association the matter will be acted
The Old Graff-Bennett Kill at Bennett's
Partly Idle Again.
The prospect of the Millvale mill run
ning steadily is by no means as encourag
ing as when it was started. The puddling
department has been thrown idle again, with
so prospect! of resumption. The Chief etock-
holders in the syndicate are Fickands, Mather
& Cok, of Cleveland. They have one contract
only, and that is for the Pennsylvania Tube
Company to make 1,500 tons of pie iron.
The mill has a capacity of turning oat 200 net
tons per day.
THAT TE0DBLB AT DUQUESNE.
Steam Was Raised In Every Deportment of
tho ami Yesterday.
The disorder at Duquesne Sunday wbs
followed by comparative quiet yesterday.
An undercurrent of ' excitement prevailed,
however, that augured ill for any new men who
might put in an appearance. Fifty-nine men,
including a few skilled mechanics, were at
work within the inclosure, and for the first
time since tbe strike was ordered steam was
seen issuing from the pipes in every depart
ment, and almost every wheel was In motion.
The strikers attach no significance to this, nor
to tbe fact that three rails were turned out
during the morning. The reports of last
night's trouble differ greatly.
An eye-witness says that when the midnight
train reached Homestead about 150 men
boarded it. They at once started a fight with
15 Italians who were on their way to Duquesne.
One of the Italians was hit on the bead by an
unknown man. The "dago" pulled a revolver
and started through the car flourishing it. He
was induced to give the weapon up finally, and
it was turned over to Conductor Cook, who
cave it to Detective Wheatley. of tbe Pennsyl
After the Homestead men bad passed through
tbe train and given almost every one of the
Italians on board a blow, they left, with the
exception of six or seven who proceeded to
Duquesne with tbe new-comers.
When Oliver station was reached tbe for
eigners were so badly frightened that thoy re
fused to get off. Finally a half dozen of thorn
were induced to leave the train, and tbey
started on a run for the milL They were
stopped before thev reached the works bvsome
of the strikers, but were permitted to go
thrpughthe gate after the deputies ordered
the strikers to stand aside and let them pass.
Tbe Italians who remained on the train were
taken up to Risher station, three miles above
Oliver, and put off.
Notwithstanding the reports of the strikers
to the contrary a clerk at the mill said that
fully 200 men were now at work and that tbey
had made between two and three carloads of
rails yesterday. All beats were blown success
fully and that within the next 24 hours there
would be 50 more men at work. Three Italians
were arrested to-day on suspicion of being the
parties who assaulted the man Fink,
Arrangements have been made to erect a large
store inside tbe enclosure, and a carload of
lumber was unloaded this evening for that pur
pose. The steel company received 50 cots and 0
comforts on tbe evening train, which were
taken into the mill. At a -late hour last nightri
guards were stationed all around tbe steel
works' yard. It is thought they have been
placed there by the strikers.
A BDILDEES' CLUB.
The Contractors of This City About to Form
a New Organization.
- On Friday evening next a meeting will
be held in this city for the purpose of per
manently organizing a builders' club. On
last Friday the preliminary arrangements were
made, and a" committee is now working upon a
constitution and by-laws.
The objects of tbe club are purely social, and
the membership roll will probably embrace all
the large contractors and supply men in the
city. A club bouse will be rented, or if enough
money can be raised one will be built, in the
lower part of the city. The object is to furnish
a place of recreation and amusement for the
uuiiuers oi ine two cities.
One of the principal objects of tbe club will
be to furnish meals. A cafe will be located on
the first floor, where it is expected tbe builders
of tbe city will be brought together more
in a social way than they are at present. A
number of them say the exchange does not fill
The chief promoter of the club is W. S.
Sharon, publisher of the organ of tbe con
tractors. Builders' clubs have been organized
in Philadelphia, New York and Chicago, and
Mr. Sharon claims there is no reason why one
should not be organized in this city. The club
will have a chartered membership of about 50
BIX BL0WEES EETUEN.
President Smith Brine Back Men Who
Wanted to Take Strikers PInces.
President "William Smith, of the Ameri
can Flint Glass "Workers' Union, returned
home yesterday morning from Bridgeton,
N. J., where there is a strike of green bottle
men. He brought back with him 6 glass blowers,
who went from this vicinity to take tbe places
of tbe strikers. The men on strike are mem
bers of tbe Knights of Labor and r.ot in tbe
"American Flints," but Mr. Smith exerted his
influence ou the six men and persuaded them
to return home.
The strike has been going on for four weeks
and was for an advance of wages and an objec
tion against a large number of apprentices.
The Cumberland Glass Manufacturing Com
pany, in whose factory the men struck, have
been trying to work three apprentices to each
journeyman. Tbe Knights of Labor objected
and the men quit work.
THE BTE1KE PAETLI SETTLED.
A Knmber of Stonemasons Will Return
" Work To-Morrow.
The strike of stonemasons was ' partly
broken yesterday at a meeting held at Hiber
nian Hall. It was decided to allow all the
men, who could get the 40 cents per hour, to re
turn to work, irrespective of what the other
contractors would pay. The men working for
non-union contractors will return to work to
morrow morning. The men who are in the em
ploy of the contractors, in the latter's associa
tion, will continue to remain idle.
It was reported yesterday that a number of
stonecutters were setting their own stone in
different parts of tbe city. A walking delegate
was sent out to watch every large job and see
that the cutters do nothing but their own legit
imate part of the work.
HO CrjETAILMENT OP PE0DUCH0H.
A Woolly Report That Was Not All Wool
nnd a Yard Wide.
A telegram from Philadelphia yesterday
stated that an effort was being made all
over the country to have the woolen manufac
turers form a combination and curtail the pro
duction of their flannels, etc during the
months of June, July and August. A call was
made upon Mr. Bradley at his mills in Alle
gheny yesterday by a Dispatch reporter.
Mr. Bradley denied any knowledge of such a
movement and did not think it was contem
plated. He said they were now getting ready
for next fall's trade, which jobbers were begin
ning to look after.
OUT OH THE PANHAHDLE.
The Coal Miners at Mansfield nnd McDon
ald's Came Out Yesterdnr.
President Conway, of the Fourth Divis
ion, N. P. TJ. coal miners, returned to the
city last evening from McDonalds and Mans
field, where be broutrht the miners out on
strike for the Pittsburg price. He held two
meetings, ai Dom meetings is was unani
mously decided to come out for the district
rate, as these mines were the only ones in the
association working for less than the Pittsburg
GLASS FACTORY RESUMING.
The Windsor Works at Homestead Started
Up Again Yesterday.
The Windsor Glass Company at Home
stead resumed work yesterday at their
factory which closed down three weeks ago
on account of no orders. There is great re
joicing in tbe borough in consequence.
The factory at White Mills. Pa will blow
out one furnace on tbe 10th inst, for the bal
ance of the fire. '
HOT AT ALL BATTLED.
The manager of tbe Wabash Answer a
Summons From Judge Cooler.
General Manager E. M. Hayes, of the
Wabash, and Assistant General Passenger
Agent B. D. Caldwell, of the Missouri Pacific,
went to Washington last evening in response to
an invitation from Judge Cooley, to discuss the
Mr. Hayes stated that his road favored pay
ing commissions, and he could not see that
there is anything in the law that forbids it.
Unless the Inter-State i Commission declares it
illegal his road will continue the system.
MDEPHI IS WAR!.
The Temperance Apostle Kcfnses to Talk
About Judge White,
Francis Murphy returned from Bichmond,
Ind., where he has been holding successful
temperance meetings. When asked what he
thought of tbe attempted impeachment be de
clined to talk, but he did add that he thought
it was a good idea to reduce the. number of sa
loons, and then people would buy less.
A MUEDERERSC PLOTi growthjn gas.
Unearthed in Somerset County Ty a
$13,000 Iff TWO OLD POCKET-BOOKS.
A' Successful Ease Adopted to Get Into Old
F00TPBINTS Df THE MOUNTAIN SHOW
Detective C. C. Howard, of the Gilken
Eon Detective Agency, arrived in the city
yesterday from Somerset county, where he
unearthed a plot which, had it worked
successfully, might have resulted in the
imprisonment or hanging of an Innocent
man, who was to have been charged with a
murder. The alleged murderers, whom the
detective succeeded in running down, would
probably have been released from jail, ow
ing to the strong circumstantial evidence
against tbe man upon whom the crime was
to have been fastened.
On the night of February, 27 Joseph and
David Nicely, two Somerset county char
acters, drove up in a buggy to the house of
Herman TJmberger, near Jennerstown, that
connty. They claimed they were detectives
in search of a stolen box ot jewelry, which,
they said, was taken from a Hebrew peddler
who had been murdered. One of the men,
who was afterward identified as Joseph
Nicely, wore a gray wig, and kis brother
had a handkerchief tied about his face. The
first named claimed his partner had fallen
out of a buggy, fracturing his jaw, and it
bad been necessary to keep his face tied up.
THE BUSE WOEKED.
As they claimed to be officers in search of
robbers, and stated that they had been in
structed to search every bouse between Jen
nerstown and Johnstown, tbe old man gave
them the privilege of bis bouse, and said he
would only be too glad to aid them. He ac
companied the men all. over tne house, and at
last they came to his bedroom. He went to a
a bureau drawer and took out two pocket
books, which he placed in his vest pocket. As
he did so be walked into tbe sitting-room,
where his wife and a domestic were sitting.
The two men followed him. Joseph.it is al
leged, pulled a revolver, and, placing
it to the old man's head, said: "Give
us those pocketbooks, or we will take them and
your life," at the same time pulling back the
hammer of the weapon. The old man refused,
and turned to run, when the robber fired upon
him. The first shot did not take effect, and the
man fired again. The second bullet piercedhis
heart, and in a few moments the old man, fall
ing upon the floor, expired. ,
The two women were spectators of the ter
rible tragedy, and, upon seelbg the old man
fall, they rushed out of the house. One of them
seized an old-fashioned country alarm bell,
which was on the porch, and rang it furiously,
hoping to bring some of the neighbors, who did
not live many rods away. The robbers, seeing
this, stooped over the old man, and, extracting
the two pocketbooks from tbe inside of bis vest,
took to flight across the county.
Mrs. Umberger came to town tbe day follow
ing, and secured the services of Detective
Howard. Tbe latter, went to work and suc
ceeded in running down the two men, whom be
placed in the Somerset County Jail, March 4.
The detective tracked their footprints in the
snow, down the mountain side, until within
about 150 yards of tbe house of a man named
Collins Hamilton, a man whose place was
known as "Burnt Cabin." On account of the
snow melting, tbe footprints were lost sight of
here, and the detective arrested Mr. Hamilton
on suspicion. The latter succeeded in estab
lishing his innocence and was released from
HOtV HE TEACED THEM.
In tbe meantime tbe detective bad heard
stories of the Nicely boys, and succeeded in
getting a description of them. This he gave to
Mrs. Umberger and the domestic, who said,
tbey were undoubtedly the men who bad com
mitted the deed. After tracking them around
tho county, tbo detective concluded to arrest
the men, which he did on March i, only a few
davs after the murder had been committed.
Upon the person of David were found two hand
kerchiefs, one of which was identified by the
women as having been worn on his face tbe
nignt ot tne murder, it was a red one,
with white spots around the edge, and
the women were positive about the
identification of both men. Upon the person
of the other man was found the gray wig. The
woman said this was the man who had done the
shooting. Upon the person of his father.
Anthony Nicely, who was also arrested, was
found one of old man Umberger's pocketbooks
containing only $100, wnich was, it is alleged,
sent to him by David in the care of a hack
driver. The total amount of money in both pocket
books was $13,000 of which only $100 has been
THE PLOT IK DETAIL.
The plot the detective unearthed was one to
get the Nicely boys out of jail and fasten the
crime on the alleged ex-convict Hamilton. It
was found that relatives of tbe two Nicelys
were going to have two men of about the same
size and appearance as tbe real murderers ar
rested the day before the trial May 27. They
were to confess that Hamilton committed
the murder. ' One -of tbe pocket
books, containing $11,000, was" to be found
secreted in the house of one of the men. In
the house of the other man was to be found the
gray wig supposed to nave been worn by David
Nicely. Two men, Joseph Huffman and John
Kouutz, were to be the men arrested. .Charles
Beugle, of Bedford county, who holds a detec
tive's commission, was to search the houses
and make the arrests. On account of his rec
ord, it was supposed that it would not take
much evidence to fasten the crime on Hamil
ton. Tbe reason the old man had the money in
the house was that only two years before he
had lost a large sum in the Ligouier Bank,
which closed its doors.
S0BBIHG A RAILROAD.
A Whole Family Implicated In a Wholesale
Freight Car Thievery.
Thomas Davis, Sr., Thomas Davis, Jr.,
Maggie Davis and her son,. John Davis,
James and Mary Magill, Patrick Welch,
Mary J. Johns and Elizabeth Powers, wore
given a hearing before Alderman Porter,
last evening, on tbe charges of larceny and re
ceiving stolen goods. .
Detective Eball, of the Pittsburg and West
ern Railroad, alleged that the parties were im
plicated in the breaking open of a car ou the
Pittsburg and Western road February 28, and
stealing therefrom nearly $3,000 worth of goods.
Welch, Mary Johns and Eliza Powers were
discharged, but the other parties were held for
court under $1,000 bail each, in default of which
they were committed to jail. The greater part
of the stolen property has been identified.
Spang, Chalfaut & Co. and Robinson fc Co.
were the principal claimants.
Frey Nearly Choked.
John Frey, who lives on Colwell street, made
an information before Alderman Richards yes
terday charging H. Hunzinger with aggra
vated assault and battery. It is alleged by
Frey that Hunzinger struck him on tbe bead
with a cobble stone, knocking him down, and
then choking him. He was arrested, and gave
1500 bail for a hearing Tuesday.
A Pittsbnrg Park.
William Thaw has made a liberal offer to
help establish a free park from, Third street
to the Sixth street bridge, on Duqutsne way.
Chief Bigelow 4s advocating the matter and
will put it before Councils. It is almost an
assured thing, as many volunteer financial
offers have been made to assist in tbe project,
Tbe Horpltnl a FicU
At a meeting of the SouthsideMedlcal So
ciety last night Drs-Dufl, Arnholt and Thomas
were appointed to get the views of the people
regarding the proposed hospital. It was re
ported that tbe funds for eight "beds bad al
ready been raised, and the hospital is now an
Fell Into a Quarry.
Willie Brew, a boy 7 years old, was'playing
about 'Squire Jones' stone quarry yesterday
afternoon, when he slipped falling over the
bank, about 10 feet bigbi He struck on his
bead, cutting an ngly gash.
Two Octogenarlani Dead.
Bridget Sullivan, of 67 Webster avenue, and
Patrick Mack, of Twentv-elshth street, earh 1
about 80 years of age, dropped? dead yesterday, j
The Coroner will investigate the cases to-day.'
Tho Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of
the Philadelphia Company Held Tester
dav Tho Report.
At the annual meeting of the Philadelphia
Natural Gas Company yesterday George
"Westinghouse, Jr., President, was in the
chair. According to the statement read by
Mr. John Caldwell. Treasurer, the total assets
of the company amount to $10,805,838, an in
crease of $1,100,000 over last year's assets. Tbe
gross earnings during tbe year were $2,758,217
and tbe expenses $1,690,293, leaving net earn
ings $1,059,923. The dividends paid during tho
year amounted to $900,000.
The company operates 181 producing wells
and has 703 miles of pipe laid.
From Mr. Palne's report it was learned that
the company proposee to pay the dividend
quarterly instead of monthly, which was ac
cepted. The new steel line which the company
is laying from Thirty-third street to Leaming
ton avenue and Tilf ord station is estimated to
cost $300,000. Seventy-seven miles of new tele-
Shone lines have been laid by the company
nring the year.
The company has only sold $375,000 of $2,500,
000 bonds issued, and it was stated by Mr.
Westinghouse that the directors had been ham
pered in selling any more because the Char
tiers Company were selling theirs cheaper than
the Philadelphia Company would let them go.
Ninety-four thousand votes were cast on the
election of the board of directors, and tbe old
board was re-elected. Their names are: A. M.
Byers, A. Groetzlnger, Robert Pltcairn, Charles
Paine, John Caldwell, C. H. Jackson, J. A.
unamDers, uaivin weus ana ueorge westing
The meeting was very quiet and but little
discussion took place. A recess was called at
2 o'clock, and the gentlemen went to dinner at
the Hotel Duquesne.
Subsequently the board organized, and the
following named officers were elected:
George .Westinghouse, Jr., President: Charles
Paine, Vice President and General Manager;
J. R. McGinley, Secretary and General Agent;
John Caldwell, Treasurer; T. A. Gillespie, Gen
OUT OF DEBT.
The Annual Report of the Wheeling Natural
The business of the Wheeling Natural
Gas Company during the last year was bet
ter than ever before. According to the re
port submitted yesterday by Mr. W. J. Diehl,
the secretary of tbe company, at the annual
meeting in Wheeling, there is no debt unpro
vided for; but a net surplus of $7,200 is in the
treasury. What will be done with that will be
decided by the board at their first meeting.
There is as yet a divided opinion on the subject
whether a dividend should be declared or the
money should be laid by.
From the financial statement it appears that
the company's total earnings during last year
were 1185,000. They operate 11,384 acres of gas
territory, and have 123 miles of pipe line and 18
producing wells. During last year 5,400 acres of
new territory were purchased in Washington
county, adjoining the Taylorstown field. The
election of the Board of Directors resulted as
William Fllnn. J. M. Guffey, C. B. McLean,
C. Elliot, Is. H. Williams, T. H. Given. 0.
Magee, J. N. Neeh, Henry Fisher, A. lf.Keatlng,
Hobbs. Edwin Bindley. The board will or.
gantze next satnraav.
Tbe board reports that the contract system
has long been recognized as an unjust and un
equal way of sellingandcocsumingnaturalgs,
and that the meter system will be substituted
just as'f ast as possible without injustice to the
IS A GAUGER HEEDED?
An Oil Dion Tells Why He Thinks Not Somo
Pertinent Points Upon Taxing Products
for Export Trade. ,
It is generally known, perhaps, that the
principal opponents of the office of City
Ganger in Pittsburg are the petroleum re
finers, though of course any manufacturers
called on to contribute are more or less of the
same state of feeling. It has already been
stated that there is no other office of its kind
in tne United States, but there are some feat
ures that have not been dwelt upon.
The office doesn't bother grocers very much,
as they have but little that is gauged; but, said
"It is 5 cents a barrel tax on every barrel of
oil we refine, and tbe gauge isn't of any use to
us on all the stuff we ship. Neither Cincinnati
nor any other city pays any attention to the
Pittsburg City Ganger's brand: and yet, if we
want to send refined petroleum to any part of
tbe country, or the world, we must pay the
gauger Scents on each barrel, four-fifths of
which go to the official alone.
"We don!t object to paying it on oil taken by
tbe city trade: but tbe Government doesn't tax
exports, and why should Pittsburg? The tax
just puts ns in Pittsburg to that amount of dis
advantage in competing with refineries in other
places. In the West a buyer may demand a
gauge and be may be obliged to pay for it, but
that is a matter between the .parties dealing."
H. XT. 0LITEE ELECTED.
He Is Noff ttie Head of the Pittsburg and
The annual meeting of the stockholders
and directors of the Pittsburg and Western
Railroad was held yesterday. H. W. Oliver
was elected President J. Dawson Callery was
elected a director to fill the vacancy on the
board caused Dy tne aeatn or nis tatner.
Malcolm A. McDonald, formerly -General
Manager of tbe Cairo, Vincennes and Chicago
Railroad, was elected to the position of Gen
eral Manager. This gives the road two execu
tive officers, and means that tbe gentleman
who was elected President will not actively fill
the position. Mr. McDonald will conduct the
management at the road. The officers elected
were: Anthony J. Thomas, Vice President; H.
D. Campbell. Secretary and Treasury: J. L.
Kirk. Auditor. The directors elected were:
Henry W. Oliver, C. H. Coster, John W. Chal
fant, William Semple, M. K. Moorhead, J.
Dawson Callery, Samuel Spencer, Soldo Hum
phreys and Anthony J. Thomas.
The following- is tbe financial statement for
the 13 months ending March 31:
r. A W. b. B. moras.
Operating and taxes '854999(6
Net , 37,876 37
Interest on bonded debt and real estate
mortgages 434,890 51
Surplus , S 122,986 06
p. & W. E. B. and leased roads. P. C. A T.
K. R. and P. P. A F. R. K.
Earnings 2,243,756 46
Operating and taxes 1,433,871 70
Interest paid and accrued.,
Surplus on entire system , t 162,827 61
THE BIENNIAL MEETINQ.
New York nnd Canada Want to Return to
the Emerald Society
The Emerald Beneficial Society will hold
its biennial State meeting at Harrisburg to
day. After the meeting a special session of the
International Association has been called.
If is compulsory on every member to sub
scribe for the Vindicator, the organ of tho so
ciety. New York and Canada resisted the
rale and were debarred from the association.
Now tbey asked to be reinstated, and call on
the members to revoke tbe law. If this is done
the Canadian and New York societies will re
join; it not, tney win continue on the outside.
About 20 Plttsburgers went to Harrisburg
last night to attend the meetings. In the
party were President Gilson, Editor W. H.
Golden and Henry Waldeck, Treasurer of the
ABDUCTED HI OWN CHILD.
A Pittsburg Physician Said to Have Stolen
His Boy From Michigan. ,
The following telegram was received from
Grand Rapids, Mich., last night:
Charles Scott, a bell boy at the Grand Hotel,
H years old, has 'been abducted by his father,
A Scott, a wealthy physician of Pittsburg.
Twelve years ago Mrs. Scott left her husband
and be never ascertained ber whereabouts till
Saturday. Coming here, he took the boy East
with him on the next train. The mother is
llving.with a third husband, a carpenter named
Weshone. They will endeavor to regain the
A call was made at Dr. Scott's office last
night, but it was Impossible to arouse anybody
in the bouse, as repeated bell-ringing remained
TWO ENGLISH IKON MEN. t
They Have Come to Pittsbnrg to See the
Workings of Natural Gas.
J. Arthur Burris, of Bradford, and Charles
Land, of Ilkley, England, two foreign iron
manufacturers, are at the Seventh Avenne
Hotel, They had heard so much of the fame of
natural gas-that they were anxious to see it,
and have come to Pittsburg for that purpose as
well as to inspect the various iron mills here.
Gone to Ohio.
Joseph Fleming & Bon, who were Tef used a
liquor license here, have opened a wholesale'
establishment at 1514 Broadway, East Liver-
I pool, O.
A WONDERFUL CASE.
The Odd Finding of a Dead Baby
Hidden Away in a Dooryard
LEADST0 ARREST EORLNFANTICIDE
Tne Alleged Mother Swears She Doesn't
Know She Has a Child,
TET OFFICERS D0DBT AND INVESTIGATE
Coroner McDowell will investigate a sup
posed case of infanticide to-day. In the
meantime Jtlaggie'Welsh, or Scott, will be
confined in the hospital, department of the
jail toawait the result of the investigation.
Last Saturday morning, about 10 o'clock,
Maggie Welsh called at the Windsor Hotel,
at Whitehall, and asked Mrs. Ostermaier,
the lady in charge, for boarding. She pom
plained of being ill, and said she was a
stranger in that neighborhood. She only
had $2. She was given a room free of charge
Shortly after the girl had gone to ber
room she asked that a physician be sent for.
Dr. H. L. Schwartz was called. He visited
the girl, and told Mrs. Ostermaier she was
abont to become a mother, and gave orders
for her cafe, when tie left. The physician
returned yesterday abont noon to see Miss
Welsh, and to the astonishment of every
body he made the announcement that
she had given birth to a child. Miss Welsh de
nied this, however, and became very indignant.
A search was made of tbe bouse and the
inmates were questioned, but no one seemed to
know anything about the matter. The girl
denied havingleft her bed, and no one had been
in ber room except Mrs. Ostermaier. The
latter disclaimed any knowledge of tbe affair
and tbe search was continued. It was not a
fruitless search. Hidden in the .yard the body
of a male child was found. When this was re
ported to Miss Welsh her only excuse was
that she had been to the yard during1 the morn
ing; but she vowed she did nut know she bad
given birth to a child.
The Coroner was'notified immediately, and
he, in company with Clerk Miller, went to
Whitehall. Upon the physician's advice the
girl was removed to the hospital department of
the jail and a commitment was lodged against
her charging her with "concealing the birth
and death of her newborn child." A post
mortem examination will be made this morn
ing to determine if the child was alive when
hidden. The inquest will follow.
The girl tells the following story concerning
herself: She claims to be married to Frank
Scott, son of tbe late John Scott, of the Alle
gheny Valley Railroad. They were marriea,
she says, by an Kast End Alderman, but she
forgets the magistrate's name. The wedding
occurred last October. Miss Welsh got ac
quainted with Mr. Scott through an Allegheny
friend. She has a brother in Oil Center, Ohio,
but ber parents are dead.
She started to go to Little Washington Sat
urday morning, where Mr. Scott is, but when
tbe train arrived at Whitehall, she felt too sick
to go any farther, and got off the train. She
walked over a mile to the Windsor Hotel,
THE STDDI OP AN APPLE.
Interesting Scientific Points of the Frnlt
Shown by Prof. Jackson Last Night It
That tale of woe which a poet has sung
relative to the disastrous results following
the eating of an immature apple by "John
ny Jones and his sister Sue" was discounted
last night by Prof. Jackman, of the High
Sehool, in his lecture, "Tbe History of an Ap
ple," at the Methodist Church of Oakland. It
was a purely scientific talk, and treated of this
luscious fruit from its blossoming to its decay.
"This subject is a familiar one; but it is in
teresting enough in itself to be of great pleas
' uro to the student of science. The apple is a
panorama by which we can peep through a
window into nature. There is nothing more
wonderful, in my mind, than this fruit, from
its very birth in the blossom until it has de
cayed to give place to something else in na
The professor, by means of enlarged draw
ings, taken from microscopic views, demon
strated every detail In, the technical terms,
which at times were dry to. the one unfamiliar
with the structure of tbe apple. However, he'
dissected the blossom, tbe stem, tbe leaf, its
filmy parts and the self-fertiljzlng qualities of
tbe fruit. Also the dependent necessity upon
insects to make some flowers and fruits thrive.
The apple was first found in .Europe and In
dia, but remains of it have been unearthed in
the lake regions of Switzerland, though history
tells that it has been used as a fruit ever since
the earliest state of creation.
"Tbe substance of the apple," he continued,
'In comparative weight, or the greater part, is
water, and from an ordinary size one 6 ounces
of Iianidls taken, or 86.2 of the total 100 oer
cent of the fruit. There is only four-fifths of
an ounce of dry solid matter. Of cider there is
iii ounces in one, or 90 percent of its total
Weight; also it contains 8.7 amount of glucose,
and a great quantity of acid, which accounts
for fermentation of sweet cider into sour vine
gari Literally and scientifically speaking,
there is no decay of the apple, as the word is
synonomons with death, destructon, etc This
never occurs with this fruit, as it blooms, bears
and then ostensibly dies, but only to assist na
ture as a fertilizer in producing fruit again."
Tbe fashionable audience present were en
tertained by the Euhart Quartet, of Oakland,
with excellent instrumental music, which, with
tbe lecture, was also heartily enjoyed.
THEIR ANNUAL MEETING.
A Site -for the Institute for the Blind Ho
Not Yet Been Selected.
The annual meeting of the projectors of
the Western Pennsylvania Institute for the
Blind was held yesterday. Mr. Donehoo
reported that a site for the school had not yet
been selected. It is probable tbe methods in
use in the Royal English Institute will be fol
lowed in the Pittsburg school.
There is a balance of $14,993 in the treasury,
and the legacies have not been touched.
The directors elected are A. M. Marshall, W.
A. Herron, Georce W. Dilworth, John A.
Wood, Rev. E. It. Donehoo, Harold Fierce, M.
H. Danziger, P. F. Smith and Prof. C. B.
Wood. The board will meet for organization
on next Monday afternoon. .
A Samoan Survivor.
A young man named John Megraw, whose
home is on Kilbuck street, Allegheny, is a sur
vivor of the Samoan disaster, having been a
sailor on board the Trenton. His family for a
time gave him urCfor lost, not having beard
from him after the wreck until yesterday,
when tbey received a telegram from him at
San Francisco saying be was on his way home.
Megraw has not been home for two years.
Fell In a Traction Trench.
Willie Gillmore, aged 5 years, who lives at
No. 458 Wylle avenue, was playing about the
street where they are laying the Central Trac
tion Railroad tracks yesterday afternoon,
when, in some way, be fell into the trench.
His left side struck against one of the castings,
breaking two of his ribs. Dr. Lee was sent for
and dressed his injuries.
After Electric Lights.
A number of representative citizens from Oil
City arrived in tbe city last evening to see the
Westinghouse people about furnishing electric
lights for tho oil town. There were T. H.
Payne, W. Dwyer. L. H. Rudiselle, F. H. Tay
lor and other In the party.
Djlng of Alcoholism.
About 1 o'clock this morning Dr. Mayer or
dered John Harris, a man locked up in Central
station, to be removed to tbe Homeopatbio
Hospital, the physician stating that be was
dying of alcoholism.
He Lost Two Fingers.
Aqdrew McClelland, a brakeman on the
Panhandle Railroad, bad two of his fingers
crushed yesterday while coupling cars in the
freight yard. They were amputated by Dr.
Those 910 Salts.
Ever since we began selling those men's
fine suits at $10 (worth 18) we have had a
steady rush at onr stores. They are really
the biggest bargain ever offered, and it will
pay you to come and see them. The ma
terials are cheviots, cassimeres, tweeds,
Bannpckburns, blarneys and corkscrews,
all sizes to fit anyone; cut and trimmed in
the latest styles oi both cutaways and
sacks, and never intended to sell for less than
$18. Come and take your choice of .over
5,000 suits at ten dollars ($10). PrC. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp, the new
' Court House.
BOTES AM NOTIONS.
Many Matters of Much and Little Seaest
Fashionable stays 2 a. m.
Coamro to the surf ace Boils.
A lost chord Discord, of course.
"Ladies and children's kilt" is an alarming
The lawyer certainly should beabletoiesd
his title clear.
Fresh celery is said to bo a cure for tooth
ache. Pull ttie celery last
Pbobablt the only full crops in Oklahoma
will be those raised by the crows.
The Pittsburg and Allegheny Ministerial As
sociation failed to have a quorum yesterday.
"Halctoit rest" and "sylvan shade" will
now bear more significance than as words, mere
John Barton's bouse on Hoeveller street
was damaged to the amount of $150 by fire last
Air amateur circus rage has seized New
York society. The girls seem bound to show
The man who says he doesn't get bis hair cut
because he haa no time evidently believes that
time is money.
The Oklahoma boomer is begging for a dime
on the streets of New York. He wants to go
back to Oklahoma.
Kansas has gone into raising beet sugar.
The Sugar Trust, however, seems to have a
monopoly of beat sugar.
It is the girl with the bright parasol and
pretty and cool summer dress who attracts at
tention on tbe streets now.
That Cincinnati man who married his
mother-in-law evidently believes in that city's
motto, "Whole hog or none."
The society actresses have done nothing
wrong for a week. They are too modest by
half. They should be egged on.
Detective Coumon pulled in Robert
Mathews. It is alleged he was connected with
the Frank Boden cutting scrape.
That Chicago bride who fainted after the
ceremony was probably afraid tbey were going
to throw her old shoe after them.
With four new stars in her already brilliant
diadem, 'Columbia will be so proud she will
even retuse to speak to Uncle Bam.
Eastern editors who are advocating knee
breeches will not lose standing by it, as they
always wear their legs under tne tame,
A Gladstone wave is now expected In En
gland. The Conservatives have been trying
to waive Gladstone for lo these many years.
James Coolet, the Allegheny mall carrier
who was accused of opening mail matter, was
found guilty in the United States Court yester
day. The Superintendent of Charities is looking
into tbs case' of Philip Conley, now insane in
jail. He is alleged to be a pauper1 from Scot
TwEitrr-wvE iadlesl started for Ft Ed
ward over the Lake Erie Road yesterday to at
tend tbe Women's General Missionary
It is quite the thing to provide a frame for a.
photograph presentation. The young man's
frame is good form, providing his figure is high
The fact that Blame, Jr., hurt his back
while working as a machinist merely confirms
the opinion that has been general here for a
long time ; he hasn't much backbone, anyways.
The passenge employes of the Pennsyl
vania Road donned their summer suits yester
day. The cap is the typical white one. and the
cloth is about the same as that worn last year.
Charles Martin alleged before Alderman
Doughty last night that Michael Castle felon
iously drew his knife on him last Saturday night
and cut him across the face. Castle will have
a hearing to-day.
The Public Safety Committee yesterday con
sidered the ordinances to purchase ground for
encine houses in the Thirty-first and Thirty-
second wards. They were finally referred to
Commissioner Blau chard, of tbe Central
.Traffic Association, was a passenger ou the
limited last night bound tor Chicago. He had
been attending a conference with the Trunk
Line Association in New York.
J. V. SonN, delinquent tax collector for Se
wlckley township, shows that of tbe taxes of
18S8all have been collected but' S3 CO, or less
than 1 per cent Some districts show uncol
lectable as high as 60 per cent
At the meeting of the Woman's Industrial
Exchange yesterday Mrs. W. R. Thompson was
elected President Miss Ewmg. Secretary; Mrs,
Chaplain, Treasurer, and a number of Vice
Presidents were also chosen.
A few more such days as yesterday and the
man who has not yet recovered from a com
bined attack of bouse cleaning and Easter bon
net will suffer a fatal relapse when his wife
insinuates Coney Island, Saratoga or perhaps
The cases of Mary L. Osborne and Nannie
R. Collins against the Chartiers Valley Gas
Company are on trial before Judge Ewing. Tbe
suits are for damages for drinking water wells
rendered useless by the overflow of salt water
from gas wells.
Thbee charters were filed in -the Recorder's
office yesterday for tbe Mansfield, Chartiers
andCrafton Gas Light Comnanies. The capi
tal stock of each is 500, divided into SO shares.
Tbe directors of each are Arthur Kennedy, A.
J. McQuitty and W. R. Sewell.
The suit of the Pittsburg and Birmingham
Passenger Railway Company against the Trans
verse Railway Company, to recover for the use
of the plaintiff's tracks on Smitbfleld street
was compromised yesterday, a verdict by con-'
sent being taken for $7,000 for the Birmingham
A spring joet came in yesterday and left a'
lot of verses telling how nice the trees looked
intbeirnew garments. We observed that the
poet was stall wearing the same clothes he got
last spring. He was asked to follow the exam
ple of the trees and leave, and he reluctantly
H. B. Hebbojt, Esq, commissioner in the
divorce case of William Rickons, of Allegheny,
against Minnie Rickons, yesterday filed the
testimony taken in the case. Mrs. Rickons had
left home to visit friends in Germany. On ber
return she met August Smith on board the
ship, with whom she went to live in Baltimore.
IN the Criminal Court yesterday, Michael
Flinn, residing on Penn avenue near Seven
teenth street and prosecuted by Inspector
McAleese, was convicted of selling liquor
without license and fined 1500 and sent three
months to the workhouse. Tho jury is out in
the case of E. S. Levy, tried on the charge of
fraudulently obtaining 154 worth of goods
from Is. Greenburg.
Judge Ewino yesterday made an order
committing to Dixmont as insane three jail
prisoners on the petition of Warden Berlin.
They were Samuel Meyer, of Wilklns town
ship, committed to jail for surety of the peace;
Maggie Laughlin, alias Bridget Larkins, com
mitted by Magistrate Gripp for vagrancy, and
William MoNally, committed by Magistrate
McEenua for disorderly conduct
THE MAY REVIEW.
An Excellent Numbcri
The May Review, for supplementary read
ing in school and home, just from the press
of Percy F. Smith, is fully up to the former
numbers. Brete Harte is the author
sketched. The story department contains
all the serials begun nine months ago, and
in addition a number of other short and in
teresting stories, including a sketch of the
little blind girl, Helen Keller, of Alabama,
and of ; the Queen of Spain. The paijes are
filled with beautiful and entertainingstories,
and the "Little People's" department was
never better. The magazine is profusely
illustrated, and is the lowest priced periodi
cal issued in the United States. The de
mand for the May issue is unprecedented.
Furnished to school children in clubs at 50
cents per annum. To single subscribers, 75
cents per annum. Sample copies free.
Peeot F. Smith, Pittsburg, Pa.
Old Country Rye Bread.
Parties who have traveled in continental
Europe declare that Marvin's pure rye
bread is the only bread that they are able to
get in this vicinity which is equal to that of
the old country. Marvins baker's are na
tives of Germany and tbe bread they make
is certainly delicious. All grocers keep it.
Juvenile Delight Personified
At the beantiful white suits at The People's
Store. Gretchens from $1 50 and upward.
Misses' white suits, handsomely enifiroid
ered, $3 and upward.
Campbele & Hick.
Parasol 'Weather Now.
-Come and tee onr splendid assortment,
including the latest novelties; also our
own importation of long-handled English
1 JTOS. HOBSB & CO.'S
Penn Avenne Stores,
THE TWO HEAT TEUSTS.
The Pittsburg end Eastern Competitor or
the Chicago Monopoly Likely to be a Go
Chat With a Backer.
Locally the success of the American Meat
Company is established in spite of the re
cent hitch causing the resignation of President-elect
John H. Flagler at the supposed
Instance of Phil Armour and others who
control the Chicago Meat Trust
Determined efforts were put forth to crush
the new company, which partially succeeded;
but it is now in the hands of energetic men
who "will do or die" in organizing this com
pany. "The interview published In to-day's Dis
patch was in every detail correct said Mr.
Henry Sproul, of the brokerage firm of Sprout
& Lawrence; yesterday, who has the Pittsburg
end of the combine to look after in advantage
ously placing the stock-, "This drawback is
only a temporary one, and In .a measure was
caused by tbe company wanting to issue the
stock at a par value less than 9100. No stock
will be received on the New York Exchange at
less than $100. This is a rule not to be deviated
from. Tbe first $4,000,000 of the total capital
stock was issued at $76, paid in cash, bis alone
proving the fact that the backers will be en
couraged when the project is started ou the
"In this city we have any amount of people
anxious to take stock, and one prominent
gentleman, whose name I can't divulge, is on the
books for a $50,000 subscription. The Western
ranchmen are especially favorable to tho
scheme, and many of them from, a great dis
tance came on to New York to attend tbe
meetings. Tbey see the feasibility of it, as
there is plenty of room throughout the coun
try for the prosperity of both ours and tbe
Chicago Trust 1 have attended two meetings
down East and the unanimous approval of tbe
project by representative men from every
prominent city in tbe country tells me that ere
long, the monopolistic Chicago Meat Trust
will have a very formidable competitor."
Another meeting will be held in New York
soon, at which some definite plans are to be
Those $10 Salts.
Ever since we began selling those men's
fine suits at $10 (worth $18) we have had a
steady rush at our stores. They are really
the biggest bargain ever offered, and it will
pay yon to come and see them. The mate
rials are cheviots, cassimeres, -tweeds, Ban-
nockburns, blarneys and corkscrews, all
sizes to fit anyone; cut and trimmed in the
latest styles of both cutaways and sacks,and
never intended to sell for less than $18.
Come and take your choice of over 5,000
suits at ten dollars ($10). P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
The Royal Worcester Summer Corset,
The finest made, of silk, perfect in shape.
JOS. HOENE & CO.'S
Penn Avenne Stores.
One Chance In a Hundred Piano.
An elegant 7-octave piano, in perfect
order; elegantly carved rosewood case; first
class; celebrated maker; cost when new $600,
for $200, including stool and cover. A great
bargain, at the music store of J. M. Hoff
mann & Co., 537 Smithfield street. Also a
fine parlor organ, good as new, for $50.
Summer Millinery To.Dny.
Spanish Toques, English Turbans, Di
rectoire Hats. Jos. Horite & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores:
Walk nnd be Happy.
In purchasing furniture, go where you can
get tbe best goods for the least money, and
you can do this by walking a short distance
from our principal retail streets, to the man
nfacturing establishment of M. Seibert &
Co., cor. Lacock and Hope streets, near rail
road bridge, Allegheny. D
Paris and New York Millinery.
Summer styles to-day.
JOS. HOBHE & CO.'S
Penn Avenne Stores.
At the Popular Marl.
"White suits at The People's Store for
misses and children, marked at prlceswhich
delight the mothers. Sizes from 2 to 16
years, from $1 50 to $20.
Campbell & Dick.
Paris nnd New York MUHnerv.
Summer styles to-day.
JOS. HOEKE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
No well regulated household should be
without Angostura Bitters, the celebrated
Paris and New York Millinery.
Summer styles to-day.
JOS. HOENB & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
The advantage lies with the buyer that makes
comparisons. Special offerings Brllllantine
Plaids and Stripes, with solid shades to blend,
the most serviceable fabric shown, dust and
water proof, ranging from 60c to $L
Black and White Blocks and Plaids are in
demand. We have them in 36-Inch goods at
40c; better varieties in 40-inch goods at 50c,
65c and 75c.
The many special weaves in Black Dress
Goods that meet the wants of the most fastidi
oua we have on sale. Ail the best grades in
Wool and Silk and Wool Fabrics to suit the
Leading styles, choice fabrics that you will
soon need. Many of these at the low price of
12c are domestic reproduction of 35c and 40c
Housekeepers can refit with great advantage
in Damask-Sets Napkins," Towels, Covers and
Table Draperies in Linen Stock. Don't forget
to examine Curtain Stock.
Money In $2 60, $3 00 and $5 00 Curtains; Brus
sels and Irish Point $5 and up.
Plain plaited or Smocked Blouse effects and
Striped Flannel Waists for Ladies and Children.
BIBER I EABTDN,
505 AND 607 MARKET ST.
NO iADY SHOULD FORGET THAT OUR
OF SEWING MACHINE ART WORK
Is still going on FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
No labor or expense has been spared to make
this tho largest most complete and attractive
collection of Household Draperies ever before
This is an opportunity seldom offered for you
to learn free of charge the latest methods for
arrasene, applique and silk embroidery, rope
silk, chenille, etc
Free Decorative "Art Exhibition at
SEWING MACHINE BAZAAR,
NO. 19 SIXTH ST.
Two doors below BJjou Theater,
,- SEWt ABYERTISEMEyra;
In the large Cloak Bawlaoow
you will see the samples of Tuxedo aad
Lenox Suits yon will see them ; to',
greater advantage by coming Inside.,
tuajr were a success last season snog
will be more popular than ever tni's
summer. ' "n
This ready-to-wear Suit business haar,
grown very rapidly, especially since wo
got our new Cloak and Snlt building; '"
every requisite light space and pri-' t
vacy, so that ladies can try on Buits if "
desired. $10 Suits in cloth to Paris"
Dresses at $125. Wash Sult3 In French.
Satine 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 in readiness a little mors sun
shine win start them.
Some'of the choicest and handsomest ,
of the Paris Robes are still here in
Dress Goods Department As to En
glish cloth patterns doubtful if yon
will find any assortment outside of this,
department English Serges, navy '
blue, for steamer and traveling wear. , t
As to tbe quick sale Dress Goods,
you will find some new ones here this
week. 60-inch Imported Suitings at $1
a half dollar less than usual price; then -
see the all-wool Debeges, 30c a yard;
better ones at 40c and 50c; thenew25o
Dress Goods; the special lot at 40c; the1
stylish Side Borders at 75c; the SOo
Cashmeres will be hard to get again for
as little money; the $1 50 quality Bilk
Warp Henrietta Cloths are woven and "
dyed to our own order. Other desirable ,
weaves in new woolen dress stuffs in '
the plain effects and the greatest vart-
ety ever shown in printed stuffs. Chal-'-'
lles and Cashmeres lowest prices, toe
no old styles; then the Mohairs, plain
and fancy, striped and printed, light
and dark colors. Did you know that
the finer to finest dress fabrics are al
' ways to be found here $3 and $i a yard
kind doesn't cost anything to look at
themr Every kind of dress material
here in this big department, excepting"
All kinds of Wraps, short and long;
plain and fine, $3 or $100 Wraps, $3
Jackets to $25 Jackets; that's the way
in this Cloak House of ours; two floors
of this building devoted to this Cloak
and Snlt business. A big roomful of the
prettiest and newest Suits and Jackets
and Coats for children and outfits for
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 Pillowcasing; and also the
ready-made Sheets, Cases and Shams.
Our less-than-remnant prices in Wash
Goods have kept extra clerks busy
among the Satines and Ginghams,' and .
the assortment of finer goods Is. still l
very large. Tou'd rather pick from MS
pieces than from 20.
The Curtain Boom still continues to
take care of the crowd, and that means
twice 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
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