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THE PITTSBURG " DISPATCH, SUNDAY. 'SEPTEMBER 8: 188'9i
FOR RAISING FUNDS.
The Methodist Episcopal Church Will
Organize a flew Society
TO HELP EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS.
A Knmber of Ministers to Change Places at
the Xext Conference.
BISHOP TOSS WILL ACT AS PBESIDEKT
Attorney H&rvey Henderson has been
retained by several well-known clergymen
of the Methodist Episcopal Church to ob
tain a charter for an important society. The
object of the society is laudable. It is to
promote and provide fnnds for the advance
ment ot higher education in the Pittsburg
Conference. A lew men who have had the
education of the younger portion of the
church at heart have been struggling for
some years in a disorganized condition for
the welfare of the colleges, and the result
has been that their efforts have suffered con
siderably through lack of organization. To
remedy this and place the society in a
sphere where it can accomplish successfully
the desire of those interested in college
work this application has been made.
Every day the need of better educational
facilities in the church is felt, and the seats
of learning are in need of systematic help
which will place them in a position where
their usefulness will not be impaired by
The Pittsburg Conference of the Methodist
Church has had for some years an educa
tional society composed of ministers of the
Conference. This society promoted and en
couraged education among the people, pro
viding means whereby they could acquire
knowledge. Said Mr. Henderson yesterday:
. "We have been working on a verr limited
scale. Ouraid to tLe institutions of learning
has been small, but we n ill. after incorpora
tion, push this society to the front. Com
mittees will be created who will be empow
ered to collect funds. These iunds will be
used solely lor edncational purposes. The
distribution of the money will be in the
hands' of a board of trustees, who will have
regularly elected officers.
"For lear of any misapprehension it must
be emphatically stated that no help will be
given to individual students at present. At
some future date this may be contemplated.
In the colleges of the Conference, however,
scholarships will be created which cau be ob
tained through the ordinary channels, of
There are only two colleges in the Pitts
burg Conference, and these are for females.
It is expected that the incorporation of this
society will greatly benefit these institu
tions. Allegheny College, Meadville,
though outside the Conference, will be
helped. The Conference is a patron of the
college. The Pittsburg Methodists have
tubscribed 580,000 to its endowment. The
college requires about 515,000 a year.
The office of the new society will be over
the M. E. bookstore, on Smithfield street.
The charter is expected in a few days, when
immediate steps will be taken to collect
money. All members of the Conference, lay
and clerical, will be members, and all who
subscribe $5 and upward.
THE COMIXG CONFERENCE.
On October 9 the sixty-sixth session of the
Pittsburg Conference will meet at Emory
Church. Bishop Foss will preside. Some
little interest will be centered in the Con
ference, because a large number of ministers
who have served three-year terms will be
changed. Some of the pastors, where their
term ends at this Conference, will not seek
re-election. The removals and appoint
ments of pastor? will be in the hands of the
Bishop, who will consult with the Presid
ing Elder of the district It is learned,
however, that some or the clergy desire to
be relieved or their pastorate.
The following named clergy finish their
three years' term at this Conference:
Kevs. I R. Beacom, H. L. Chapman, "W. F.
Connor, C E. Cart right, O. A. Emerson, C
C. .Emerson, A. Freeman, A. E. Hustead, M.
M. Hildebrand, Q. V. Johnson, J. F. Jones,
IX I Johnson, S. JJ. Laverty. E. G. Lonctery,
T. J. Leak. K. L. Miller. J. Mechem, L. Mc
GnircG Orbin, J. F. Pershing- IV. H. Pearce.
G. T. Heynolds, B. F Thomas, 13. iL Ward and
R. E. WUburn.
The preachers mentioned below have
served four years at one place:
Revs. J. A. Ballantme. A. Bash, D. L. Demp
strey. fc. W. Davis, J. C, Gogley, J. C. High,
M. b. Kerdirs. J. A. Miller, R. T. Miller, A. H.
Miller, J. J. Mclhar, J. C. JlcJImn, S. H. 2Jes
blt, W . C Weaver, J. T. Riley, W. A. Stewart,
Pittsburg will have the honor of having
the firt General Conference of the Primi
tive Methodist Church held here. This
body is not large in this country, but it is
powerful in many of the manufacturing
districts throughout England and Wales.
The conference will be opened on Wednes
day next at the First P. M. Church, on
The conference will enact some very im
portant laws for the future government of
this body. Some very radical changes will
be made. The conference sermon will be
preached by Eev. J. A. Graham.
Among the visiting ministers will be M.
Baker. D. Savasre. C. Prosser anrl 7. iv
WORK OF SCHOOL TEACflERB.
A New System of Tcnchlnr, Drawing Ob
jrclivrlT, to be Introduced The First In
stitute Next Saturday.
Both the teachers and pupils of the pub
lic schools have now donned their working
gear in real earnest for an illimitable quan
tity of work is before them, but they all put
their shoulders so earnestly to the wheel
that their path is qnite smooth.
The public cooking school, in charge of
Miss Ballon, who has created a most favor
able impression, is progressing finely. The
Hazelwood school sends the largest class of
pupils, 15 in number.
The Central Board meets next Tuesday
evening, when the confirmation of Mies
Ballou as cooking teacher and Prof. G. Gut
tenberg as teacher of biology at the High
School will be acted upon.
For the next few months the Pittsburg
teachers will have a special teacher in
Last May the Central Board of Educa
tion adopted the revised system of "White's
Industrial Drawing." A New York pub
lishing house who controls this series has
sent Miss Harriet Smith, of that city, to
instruct the Pittsburg teachers.
The new system is to teach drawing ob
jectively, and according to the manual
idea of training, modeling in clay will be
taught to the pupils ot step I.
Miss Smith comes highly recommended.
She has given instructions in this new1 sys
tem to the teachers of the principal cities of
Kew York and Connecticut, and will re
main in the city till the Pittsburg teachers
understand the subject.
-The teachers ot other cities, like those of
Pittsburg, think the change from the old
method ot drawing t be difficult at first,
but soon come to be much pleased with it.
The first institute of the school year will
be held at the Ralston school next Saturday
at 9 a. ai. The programme will consist of
discussions on the following subjects, and
every one can have his say:
"Resolved that single dailv sessions of
school in June are not desirable," to be
opened by Prof. W. A. Proudfit. "What
amount of home work, if any, should be re
quired in the primary grade?" by Prof. J.
JI. Logan. Prof. Vissman will give an
address on United States history. Prof. C.
A. Biddle will give his views on "The
spelling-book should it be abolished ?
and, if so, why?" "Concert reading can
it be used to advantage?" by Prof. A. G.
THAT DAT EXPRESS.
Loss in the Johnstown Flood
Accredited to Negligence.
SDIT-ENTERED AGAINST THE P. R. R.
Heavy Suits for Damages in Other Matters
y Also fiecorded.
IMPORTANT NEWS FfiOE IHE COUKTS
The increased attendance at the Soho School
was exceptionally marked at the reopening.
Miss Annie Baiibin, late of the Lincoln
school, will be married on the 19th to Mr. Will
Miss L. Williams, of the Mt. Washington
school, has resigned. Miss Ream was elected
to fill the vacancy.
The BelleCeld School, Fourteenth ward, will
have half-day sessions as long as the warm
Miss Kunzlek, last Wednesday evening,
was elected writing and drawing teacher at the
Miss Edith SpAtJLonJ and Miss Alice
Berry have been elected to fill the two vacan
cies in the Peebles school. Twenty-third ward.
Miss Josie McGuikr, one of the best known
teachers of the birrulngham School, while at
tending the Bellevne concert last Tuesday
evening met with a serious accident. The
horses became frightened and MissMcGuire was
thrown from the bugcy and tier arm broken.
Pbof. G. Gcnthek, whose election to the
position of teacher of biology at the High
School, will be acted upon by the Central
Board next Tuesday evening, has been a teacher
at the Erie High School for ten j ears. Previ
ous to that time be edited a German paper In
Wheeling. His special forte is the natural sciences.
the DavU Island Dnm Bothered
Ilca-rlly Laden Coal Crrtlt.
A heavily laden coal barge belonging to
the Alps Coal Company was snuk, just be
lowLock 2o. 1, on Friday morning. "When
the Davis Island dam was completed Tues
day night the water in- tha fit- pool rose to
four feet, and on Wednesday three barges
belonging to the Alps Company were moved
from their moorings, prepartofy to taking
them down to the city wharfs. Next day
the water was let out of the dam so rapidly
that the barges were stranded. One of them
went down on a rock, which pierced its bot
tom. It is now almost entirely under
water. Three tugs tried in vain to raise it.
Yesterday the river rose rapidly, until
last evenine it was oer five feet, higher
that it has been for over a month. Alfthe
wharfboats were brought in further ashore.
"W. H. Brown let a number of coal barges
down from Lock No. 1 to the Southside
K0 MUSEUM TRUST.
Farney S. Tarbell yesterday entered suit
against the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany for 550,000 damages for the deaths of
his wife and three children who were lost
in the Johnstown flood. Tarbell states that
he purchased tickets for his wife, Mary E.
Tarbell, and his three children, aged 2, 0
and 7 years, from Cleveland to Tyrone, Pa.
They went via the Cleveland and Pittsburg
and Pennsylvania Railroad.
On May 31, when the train they were on,
the ill-fated day express, had reached
Conemaugh, two miles east of Johnstown,
the railroad officials, so he alleges, got
notice of the danger from the flood and the
anticipated bursting of the South fork
dam. The train was held at this point for
six hours, and though they had ample time
and fair warning, they failed to remove the
train. It was overwhelmed in the flood, and
Mrs, Tarbell and the three children were
lost. Their deaths, it is claimed, were due
to the negligence of the railroad company
in not removing the train from a point of
danger. Mr. Tarbell's attorneys are ex
Senator John J. Hall and Marshall and
DAMAGES TO BEPUTATIOIT.
Police Officer J. M. Jamison yesterday
entered suit against Mrs. Annie Sullivan
for 55,000 damages. Jamison states that he
was a patrolman on a beat in the Nine
teenth ward. About 2 a. m. June 22, he
was passing the house of Mrs. Sullivan, No.
313 Collins avenue, when he noticed that
the windows of the house were opened. As
was his duty, he rapped on the door with
his mace and notified the inmates of the
house of the open windows. The next day
Mrs. Sullivan went to the Nineteenth ward
station and reported that the officer on the
beat had broken into her house,
went to her room, took her dress
and obtained her purse from the pocket. He
then went opt, she said, and rapped on the
dnnr Willi lll mofa fiha vtw Ilia nnantiAna
but was afraid to speak. When ne rapped
on the door she answered him and said "All
right." She further testified at the hearing
given Jamison before the Inspector that she
had seen the man, who was a policeman, but
that she could not recognize him. The next
aay a boy bad brought back her pocketbook,
and gave it to her, saying, "I guess this is
yours." All the money was in it.
Jamison was suspended and was off the
force lor two months, finally, after much
anxiety and hard work being partiallv re
instated by being placed on the sub list." He
claims that Mrs. Sullivan's complaint and
testimony were wholly false. Thai she
afterward told persons that her pocketbook
was not stolen. She had mislaid and after
ward found it, and had said it was stolen to
have whoever might find it retnrn it to her.
Jamison states that he is still looked upon
with suspicion and his reputation injured,
and he asks for 5,000 damages.
INJUEIES TO PEKSOIT.
William J. Gordon yesterdav entered
suit against Carnegie Bros. & Co.", Limited,
for 5,000 damages. He states that he was
employed at Carnegie's bessemer furnace
iu MeKeesport On August 26, 1887, the
wall of the furnace burst out and the hot
coke and gas burned Gordon about the head,
lace ana body, laying him up for four
months. The accident, he claims, was due
to negligence in the buildingof the furnace.
THE L. 4 0. SUSTAINED.
of Alderman McNulty, who fined him for
the offense, but admitted the fact. Counsel
for the prosecution,. General Blakely, asked
for a postponement of the hearing and it
was therefore fixed for Saturday, Septem
ber 28. In doing so Judge White expressed
the.opinion that Alderman Brinker had not
been guilty of an illegal action in taking
A STRIP RESERTED.
The Claim of Oliver Orraibj's Helri In a
An answer was filed yesterday to the
petition of Christian Stalzenbach and others
in a snit asking for an injunction restrain
ing the heirs of the late Oliver Ormsby from
granting the right of way for the Southfide
railway to lay tracks on Wharton street
from South Twenty-first to South Twenty
second street. The suit is one brought two
ears aeo when the ieirs, Hill Burgwin
and John O. Phillips as trustees, and O. O.
Phillips and Patrick 1?oley were made de
fendants. It was proposed to lay a coal
road along Wharton street, to which the
In the answer filed by the defendants they
claim the abutting property was bought of
the original owner, Oliver Ormsby, who
reserved a strip of 12 feet for coal road pur
poses. That Famous Boycott Case.
M. A. Woodward, master in the Brace
Bros, boycott suit, filed a petition in court
i yesterday asking for an order on the plain
tiff for his fees in the case, amounting to
600. In nis petition- he avers the fees were
to be paid by plaintiff and defendants, and
the latter be'ing unable to pay their share
he asks that the amount be paid by the
A Bis: Case Dismissed.
The Court made a decree yesterday dis
missing the bill in the suit of John R.
Glonninger and others against the Pitts
burg and Connellsville Railroad and the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad regarding the
issue of 510.000.000 worth ot bonds ol the
Pittsburg and Connellsville Railroad, as
recommended by R. B. Carnahan, the mas
ter in the case.
They'll Hear Wofnl Tale.
George Shiras III was appointed com
missioner in the divorce case of Flora B.
Young" vs. John K. Young; "William Wat
son in that of Mary Woolensack vs. Florian,
Woolensack, and Charles A. Pagan in that
of Nora Heckel vs. Charles C. Heckle.
NEW BELIEF 'SOCIETY.
An Association to be Started to Sys
tematically Help People
LN TIMES 0E GREAT EMERGENCIES.
General Axlin, of Ohio, ana Dr. Chris,
la'nge Devising the Plans.
EXAMPLE OP THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD.
YVilkln.uurg's New Wards.
S. B. Donaldson, W. W. Anderson and
P. L. Ferry, commissioners appointed on
the division of Wilkinsburg borough into
wards, yesterday filed their report, giving
the boundaries for three wards. The
borough has 1,076 registered votes. '
Diamond Alley's Widening, i
The hearing in the application for an in
junction against the city of Pittsburg from
opening and widening Diamond alley,
prayed for by W. J. Howard andlothers,
was nxea lor Jbriaay, September 27,
Judge Stowo Decides JJHIk Cannot be
Legally bold on Snndar.
Judge Stowe filed an opinion yesterday
convicting John A. Martin of worldly em
ployment on Sunday. He also fined him
$25 and costs in each case, and in default of
payment to be placed in jail for 30 days.
In this decision the Court held that the
three cases depended on the same question.
The evidence of the defendant as well as the
plaintiff showed him guilty under the act of
April 22, 1794. Says Judge Stowe:
The sole Question in thesA case tv,e i.
whether such selling of milk was a violation of
the act of 22d April, 1794, prohibiting worldly
employment on the Lord's Day, commonly
A Wild-Eyed Rumor From the West Au
A movement was yesterdav reported to be
under way to consolidate all the dime muse- wlt?tbes.i 1nestio,ns we have nothinc to do in
, f.ti ..:...! "" "lm mnse- deciding the questions before u. and any ex-
canea bnnaav. Jluch has been nirt imih ,n
court and elsewhere as to the methods em
ployed by certain parties interested in these
and other suits, to secure evidence and convic
tion lor violation oi this act of Assembly. But
S0JIE ADDITIONAL CLAIMS.
Valnes Placed on Certnln Tieces of Diamond
The Board Tjf Viewers met yesterday to
hear additional claims for damages to prop
erty caused by the proposed widening of
Diamond street "William Trance & Son,
grocers at 14 Diamond Square, put in a
claim for 7,000 damages. John E. Kuhn,
attorney for the Sarah Arthur estate,
claimed damages in the sum of ?30,000.
This as a general claim and set iorth no
special losses. He also made a general claim
ot 15.000 for the estate of James M. Steele.
Om men t & Hoffield, grocers on the sauae"
claimed a loss of 510,000 to their business. '
Mrs. Jane Redpath put in a claim for
damages for 523,000, which she thinks her
property at 2sos. 27 and 29 Diamond street
will sustain. Anna M. Bissell claimed that
the proposed widening would render hot-
property valueless and wants 556,000; and
her tenants, J B Haines & Co., want $3 000
a year until April 1, 1893 Fred Kamm, of
27 Diamond Square, claims 52,506 damages.
J. R."Weldin &. Co., corner Diamond and
AYood streets, claimed 527,750. Anna E,
Brown and Mary I. Gates owners of the
property at Uos. 13 and 17 Diamond street,
claimed a loss of 540,000. The meeting was
adjourned until Thursday.
2IE. MESSLEi: RECOVERING.
Reports About Bis Illness Were Grolr
Second Vice President Messier, or the
Pennsylvania Company, is not so seriously
ill as reported. Yesterday George L. Mc
Coy received the followingletter:
CltESSON Spelngs. September 7.
"We were all pained yesterday to read an arti
cle in a morning paper to the effect that my
father had had a relapse, and that but little
hope was entertained of his recovery. The re
lapse referred to was simply a slight attack of
indigestion, from which he quickly recovered.
We have very recently had the eminent phvsl
dan, Dr.Janowav. oflNew York, in attend
ance nnon him. and he has made a enti.oi -r.
amlnation of father s case, and assures us he is
progressing very favorably, and pronounces his
permanent cure a mere matter of care and time.
Father had a pood night and feels well and
cheerful this morning. R. v. Messleb.
Xniurnl Gas Bills Reduced 75 Per Cent.
See our new gas fires, gas ranges, gas
stoves, etc.; register yourorders for fall deliv
erv. The larirest. finest and most com Die te As
sortment of any firm in the world. O'Keefe J
trAS AjmiULXu& isu., r x um are.
urns of the country into on! syndicate, con
trolled by the Barnum-Bailev combination,
J. W. Plocker, Manager of the Casino Mu
seum, was asked about the matter last night
and laughed at the idea. He said: Of
course a consolidation of the museum busi
ness would be a money-making investment,
but it is not being done. The names you
show me in the list prove that There is
Cole & Middleton's, which has changed
hands in a very short time, and no money
could buy out the present proprietors. The
investment is claimed to be 52,000,000, but
that money would not begin to buy out the
dime museum interests of the country. I
am perfectly satisfied that the interests of
the Casino are not for sale, and I know well
that others are fully as independent. AVhen
a man is making money it is a poor time to
sell out his business."
EAST EKD ORNAMENTS.
Agent Dean Investigates Complaints About
Horses Oat That Way.
Complaint was made yesterday morning
to Agent Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty So
ciety, that the horses used in drawing the
omnibuses which carry passengers from
East Liberty to Hiland Reservoir, were in
a'miserable condition. Agent Dean went
to the East Ehd during the afternofti and
looked at some of the animals.
He reported that the horses were in sqrry
shape. One, he 6aid, had a badly swollen
leg, and was not at all fit to be used. Others
are so poor that coffee sacks or others articles
are placed between their bodies and the
harness to keep the leather from chafiing
the prominences over the bones. Ilr. Dean
says that he will take action on Monday.
FOUR ACRES ADDED.
WntLE in the city go to Pearson for
your photographs. You are sure to be
Valley Camp Athletic Associations
Have First'Class Grounds.
The Valley Camp Association has pur
chased a splendid piece of property, cover
ing four acres, adjoining the camp grounds.
It is proposed to utilize the grounds lor out
door sport. There will be plenty of room
for every class of games, baseball, lawn
tennis, quoits and bowling. The cost of
laying out the property will be about 5500.
Xbe annual lee lor memoers will be nomi
nal. It will be known in the future as the
Valley Camp Athletic Association.
HORSFORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE
For Ibe Tired Brain
From over-exertion. Try it.
pression of opinion in reference to them would
be out of place.
it cannot oe seriously urged, I think, at this
late day. in view of the popular understanding
of a whole century, and of the many expressions
of opinion lrom both Common Pleas and
Supremo Courts of the State, that deal in? in
milk as a merchantable commodity is not as
much a worldly emplojmentasdeallne in bread
or meat or any other article oi food.
Nor does the suggestion of counsel, and the
proof that milk is a perishable article make
any difference. The Legislature knew that as
well as we do, and they have not seen fit to
make any distinction for that reason We
have no right to do so, even it we so desired.
Our plain duty is to enforce law, not to make
it. If an act of the Legislature has become un
smted to the times in which we live, the matter
lies with the lawmaking power and not with
us. To give the act of 1791 the interpretation
the defendant claims would be simply to re
peal the statute In its material character and
in my opinion a violation of our judicial duty.
EBENEZb'R CHURCH'S TROUBLE.
It Comes Into the Conns Based on tho Hew
Exceptions were filed yesterday to the
petition for a charter for the Ebenezer Bap
tist Church. The exceptions are made by
D. W. Doming, W. C. Webb. M. H. Lee
and Nathan Thompson, claiming to be
trustees of the church and representing 265
members of the congregation, who with 265
others, compose the church. It was organ
ized years ago. and 52,000 has been contri
buted. This has been used by the trustees
in the purchase of a lot and building valued
at 53,000. The title is vested in the Susten
tation Association of the Baptist Church
who will convey it to the Ebenezer Baptist
Church when a charter shall be obtained.
The petition for a charter filed, included
Isaac Morton, W. S. Johns, Isham Carter
Nelson Bryant and Alex. Barbour as
trustees, and J. M. Bryant, Anderson Lind.
say and M. C. Johnson, all of whom were
excluded from the -church in 1886, after a
regular trial. "They have no right to apply
for a charter," it is held, "and to give them
one would wrongfully place the church
property in their hands." The exceptants
state that they intend to make an applica
tion for the charter for the church.
What Lawyers Have Done.
Saturday. September 28, was fixed jester
day for bearing the petition for a disso
me iMizaDem xsriage uompany.
Judge White yesterday made an orcer con
firming the report of the Commissioner divid
ing Indiana township into three- election dis
The bond of William A Herron, Inlhosnm
of 570,000, as administrator of the e
Mrs. Martha Newell, the widow of
Newell, was approved yesterday.
Charters of incorporation were rranted
yesterday to theBuelah Park M. E. Chkrch, of
Versailles township; to the Armstrong 3ros. &
Uo.'s Employes' Beneficial Associatioi and to
the Sewickley Republican League.
In the Criminal Conrt yesterday, Judge
White sentenced John O'Brien for larceny,
four months in the workhouse. Nicholas Kim-
berger pleaded guilty to the larceny iof some
window sashes from the National Saltl Works.
He was given one year to the workhouse.
Ax attachment was ordered to be issued yes
terday for the arrest of Charles Fennerfta con
tempt of court. Fenner had been sued by his
wife for non support, and ordered by the Conrt
to allow her S2 per week. She stated that he
failed to give her the money and the attach
ment was issued. V
Judge Ewing yesterday heard the habeas
cor us case for the release of John Lorensti
from the workhouse. Lorenskl had been com
mitted by Magistrate McKenna for disorderly
conduct. He proved to the Judge that he was
innocent of wrong intention and was a hard
working man, and his release was ordered.
Monday's trial list is as follows in the
Criminal Court: Commonwealth vs Oliver
Tate, Clarence Mitchell, Andrew Kinslow,
Charles Dougherty, Charles Morgan, Edward
McDonald, Martin Uocton. P. Banevento. Den
nis Sullivan, Joseph Kelly et aL, James
Ouelies, Henry Rapp. George Kelly et ak,
Leatha Kinney, John Drum.
A charter has been applied for the
American Belief Association, in Columbus.
The birth of this association is the outcome
of the dis organized manner in which the
work of relief was carried on at Johnstown.
Dr. Lange, Eirst Vice President of the
.society, said yesterday: "The work of
ameliorating the sufferings of the people in
the devastated regions of the Conemaugh
Valley was seriously crippled, because we
lacked organization. The exigency of the
case demanded immediate action. Steps
had to be taken promptly yet cautiously.
Suffering in its most malignant form was
scattered all around, and to relieve this as
quickly as possible was the main desire.
But on every hand we were handicapped.
"This organization proposes in times of
great urgency to work in a systematic
manner. Onr society will be divided into
three parts, a medical corps, a sanitary
corps and a commissary corps. These divi
sions will cover the whole needs of a com
munity overtaken by any appalling
THE DUTIES DEFINED.
"The duties of the medical and sanitary
corps are obvious;he special and" perhaps
the most important corps will be the com
missary, whose work will be to receive and
take charge of all clothing, food and money,
and to distribute them in a business-like
"Theadvantage of this sooiety can be seen
by giving an instance that happened at
Johnstown. General Axhne, of Columbus,
gave orders to unpack a large bpr of shoes.
In turning the box over the shoes naturally
mixed up. The people, eager to produre
them, snatched up a couple, regardless of
the shape or size. The resnlt of this pro
cedure was that the shoe donation was
worthless. Nearly every person got odd
"The same thing occurred with the food.
Large boxes of pies and sweatmeats were
sent, but before they were landed they were
crushed and could not be used. Through
the carelessness of donators, three-eighths
of the preserves that we received in glass
jars were broken. The commissary will
advise the good people who give how to
give. For instance, they will ask those who
give shoes to tie a, pair together, or if they
donate clothing to put a full suit in a
ODD THINGS EECEIVED.
"Often we received a package which wonld
contain a pair of trousers that would fit a
man measuring 46 inches around the waist,
and a coat and vest that might suit a boy of
7. The givers will be instructed how to
pack goods so that they will be received
without being broken and useless.
"Some people are under a misapprehen
sion that this new society will conflict with
the Bed Cross. This is not so. The object
of the society will be different from any
other in existence. The President is Gen
eral Axline, of Ohio; Vice Presidents, Dr.
Chris Xange and Mr. A. W. Co wen; Secre
tary, Dr, Jones."
G. A. K. T-ike Notice.
All orders issued by Adjutant General
Hastings for transportation to Gettysburg
will be accepted by the agents of the Penn
sylvania Railroad for tiokets, wDether the
order is drawn on this company or any other
Black Goods. A complete assortment
of all staple and fancy wears in all-wool and
silk-'nool fabrics for tall now opened.
Huotrs & HACKS.
THEY DIDN'T RUN AWAI.
SInrk Wishart nnd His Companions Tarn
Up in Conrt.
M. W. Wishart, J. P. Young and E. P.
Hesser filed petitions in court yesterday be
fore Judge White asking that the decision
of Alderman McNulty, in declaring their
bail forfeited for non-appearance before him
in a case brought by John A. Martin, be set
The conrt granted a rule on John A. Mar
tin, the prosecutor, and Alderman Mc
Nulty, to show cause why the petition
should not be granted. J. W. Houston was
the bondsman for the petitioners in the sum
of 5500 each.
Alderman Brinker appeared before Judge
White yesterday to answer the charge of
violating the law in taking an information
on Sunday. He appealed from the decision
The Grncsomo Apparitions of a Man and
Doff Startle nirminsham.
A curious ghost story is going the rounds
on the Southside. Every night, about half
an hour after midnight, a tall man envel
oped in a cloak and ,wearing a heavy slouch
hat, passes hastily from the direction of the
river, and striding along Carson street, turns
into a waste field on the right hand, where
he is speedily lost to sight. He is followed
in his rambles by a gaunt dog of the deer
hound species, who trails a broken chain
from his neck-collar and limps as he walks.
Several people have spoken to the late
wayfarer among others an elderly man who
keeps a tobacco store near the Castle Shan
non depot but to none has he returned any
other reply than to fold his heavy cloak
more closely over his face. ' Those who saw
him say thaf his eyes are bright and pierc
ing. One gentleman declares that he threw
a stone at the dog, and felt sure he hit hira
in the ribs, but the dog took no notice of the
blow. The police have been informed of
the strange creaturesj who have now been
seen on over a dozen different nights. The
most curious part of the thing is that dumb
animals take no notice of either man or dog,
and appear not to see them. The police, it
is said, will try to waylay the ghosts if pos
sible. The man never appears exesnt on nitrhts
when the moon is wholly or partially cloud
REPUBLICAN LEAGUE MEETING.
Preparations for the Great Clab Convention
on the 24th Inst.
She second convention of the Republican
League of the State of Pennsvlvania will
be held in Lafayette Hall, on Sunday, 24th
inst., at 10 a. m. It will consist of three
delegates from each clutf belonging to the
league. The representatives from the Tariff
Club are Hon. John Dalzell, John Gripp
and William Elinn.
A meeting will be held on Tuesday even
ing at the Tariff Club rooms, with represen
tatives from the Americus and Allegheny
Tariff Clubs, to make preparations for the
reception of the delegates, which will include
a trip on the river and other entertainment
for the visitors.
The Speak-Easy Cases.
Thehearing in the MeKeesport speak-easy
cases took place before Alderman Gripp
yesterday. John Higgins was discharged,
John Hanlon wns held under 5500 bail, and
the hearings of Wm. Dean and Daniel But
ler were postponed.
Beecham's Pills cure bilious and nervo ns ills
Fears' Soap secures a beautiful complexion
SD 73. 89 73. SO 73.
Great bargain, great bargain'; wool suits,
wool suits, ask to see them.
KNABI.B & Shustek,
35 Fifth avenue.
COESETS at 50c, 75c, $1, $1 25. $1 50, 81 75,
82, 82 25, 82 50, (3, 83 50, 85 and 86 50. We
can snit you at all prices.
F. SchoenthAl, 612 Penn aye.
J. G. BENNETT &, CO.'S
EtTBOPE 1AEGELT DBATVN UPON TOE
This firm may justly claim to have the
exhibit of exhibits in the Exposition. All
Europe has been called upon to furnish
marvels with which to astound Pittsburg.
As you enter the space, which is under the
north gallery, you see the marvelous natural
seal furniture, consisting of four pieces,
manufactured for J. G. Bennett & Co. at
Paris. The variety of tints with their sin
gular markings surprise those who are only
familiar with the London dye. The sofa is
broad, low and symmetrical The back has
an arch formed over the center of pol
ished ox horns, while the outline is car
ried out by other horns turned toward the
center. The base of horns is ornamented
with fringe of angora fur, a mosaic of seal
fur adorns the center of the back.? The
horns also form the lour feet. An umbrella
stand has a crown made from fonr horns
meeting at their points below, four others
form the pins for holding umbrellas, and
are turned to form a square. A sturdy
column, covered with natural sealskin, has
at its base a handsome brass vase as a holder
below this angora fringe for a finish.
Two armchairs have their backs and arms
formed entirely of polished horns, the seats
with mosaic to match sofa, are of natural
seal, the bands being of a different hue, yet
On the floor lies the most wonderful
white Polar bear rug, with mounted head,
natural teeth and claws, the whole bordered
by plush of French blue. The skin at its
greatest length is 15 feet, and was exhibited
at the Paris Exposition by Beayillon
Freres, the largest furriers irf the world. A
companion to this is the Bengal tiger rug,
with mounted head, which keeps guard over,
the great showcase, of which more anon.
An immense Bengal tiger, noble speci
men ot the taxidermist s art, is standing on
the alert, his four feet resting on a rock,
while he seems to be guarding the exhibit.
Now about the show case which was made
especially for J. G. Bennett & Co. by the
McNulty Show Case Company, it being the
largest one of the kind ever made. The
mam plates of glass are 15 feet long, 6 feet
high and 4 feet wide, the large plates each
weighing 500 pounds. The mountings are
of silver, the whole being plush lined.
Inside this case a Polar bear boa is
stretched from end to end, the muff to
match hanging in th'e center like the pen
dant of a. necklace. On a form are placed a
muff and fichu of white thibet lamb; it is
like a snow drift in its" delicate whiteness.
Another form holds a Persiana jacket, 27
inches long, with seal collar. This style is
to prevail. An Alaska seal jacket near the
former is of some length, with standing
collar, but no cuffs. A 33-inch seal coat has
shawl collar; also cuffs. Then there is a
37-inch seal oacque, and a seal wrap
trimmed with long points of black lynx.
In contrast there is a fichu of white Polar
bear; the gem of the collection is a mink
tail cape, selected shades, the points-in front
reaching waist line, the back being grace
In two cases Bennett & Co. make a dis
play of fall and winter hats. Thev consist
of the highest grades and finest "makes in
the world, such as Dunlap & Co., of New
Ydrk; Youman, of New York; Stetson, of
Philadelphia, and imported styles are from
Christy, of" London; Lincoln," Bennett &
Co., London, and Heath & Co., London.
A further display is being carried on at the
corner of Fifth avenue and Wood street,
Speclnl Train to Gettysbnrf,
Via the Pennsylvania Bailroad, Tuesday
morning, September 10, leaving Union sta
tion at 9 A. m., running solid through to
Gettysburg. Bound trip tickets will be sold
at rate of one fare from September 7 to 12,
inclusive, good to return until September 18.
Bate from Pittsburg, 58 95. Special train
stops at East Liberty, Braddock, Irwin,
Greensburg, Latrobe, Bolivar -Junction,
Johnstown, Crcsson, Alloona and points
-A Plain Statement.
,' "Septembeb 7. 1889.
To the Public: "
We wish to make's, few statements in an
swer to what appeared in the morning
papers in regard to (tha horseshoers' strike.
The master horseshoers claim that the
men have struck so often that they must
draw the line some place.
I wish to .state that there has been one de
mand in eight yean, and that was for 10
per cent of a raiseiver three years ago,
which was granted, This is the second one
in that tjme.
T want to let the public know what the
journeymen have done for the master horse
shoers of Pittsburg and Allegheny.
We organized their present union oyer
three years ago, and compelled men to join
whom they bad no-influence over, with the
help of the organized labor of Allegheny
county. It fs not ove're three months ago
since we took into their, organization about
six shops that they have been trying to get
to join them for over-three years.
They are now getting at an average from
50c to 75a per. set more for shoeing than be
fore we organized tbem.
They claim they cannot par 25c a day
more to the workman. It may be so, bnt we
claim they can. We would iike to see them
make more money. and if thev are not mak
ing enough they can charge lot the shoeing,
in answer to Dr. Doris, who is not a horse-
shoer, and cannot be expected to know as
much about the- business as the man who
makes his living at it, we affirm that we are
not better paid than any other class of me
chanics, and there are no other mechanics
but the horseshoers at the present time work
ing ten hours for a day's work.
We asked them to give us nine hours for
a day's work, and they objected, stating
that it did not suit their business. We have
now .made a- demand to tret off at 1 o'clock
on Saturday, and they claim that the public
would be .inconvenienced by that. 1 say
the public can g$t a sboe on in any shop to
last till the next" week. We offered to leave
a man in each shop id tighten and pnt on
shoes for the accommodation of .the public,
and if they, can close the shops up far a
whole week, only tightening shoes they can
surely afford to close up at 1 o'clock on Sat
urday. He spoke of the journeymen being great
soendthrifts, and drank most of their money.
I know that is true, butl am willing to com
pare the journeymen with the master
shoers. I wish to inform the master shoers
that we don't have to call on any outside
parties to carry on our strike, as we hare
Drains enough among ourselves.
We were open for arbitration in the first
place, and the bosses made no reasonable
propositions,, therefore we are in this fight
In regard, to advertising for men, they
could not get enough men in twelve months
to fill our positions".
W. J. Alopre wishes to contradict a state
ment which appeared in the morning papers
with his name attached, that the masters
made 90 percent, as he made no such state
ment. He Knows as well as any man at the
business what bosses can make, but that is
to himself. '
A word to the masters before closing, that
instead of bringing all our influence to bear
against the shops that do not belong to your
union, we will bring it to bear, with the help
of the labor Organizations, against the shops
that hire scab labor.
We are not looking for sympathy from the
public, but we just wish to give you a few
facts, which cannot be denied.
We have won the fight now. as our men
are returning to work, some every day, re
ceiving the demand.
A Membee of the Joubnetmen.
At a special meeting held by the Acme
Tanning Company the following action was
taken on the death of Morris E. Wert
heimer: Whereas,. It has pleased an All-wise
Providence to remove by death from onr
midst Morris E-Wertheimer, a member of
the Board of Directors of this company;
Resolved, That in the death of Morris E.
Wertheimer this company has lost a valued
member, one though young in years yet
ripe in experience, and who has been a
shining example of -business honor and in
tegrity, the community a worthy citizen and
the family a beloved son and brother.
Resolved, That we do hereby tender to the
stricken familv onr sincere sorrow in this
their sad affliction in the loss of an only son
and brother. May they be supported in
their sad bereavement by trust in the wis
dom of an inscrutable and All-wise Provi
dence. Besolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the bereaved family, and a
record be made on theaminntes of this com
pany and copies be sent to the daily press.
Signed John G. Bbant, V. P.
Special Train to Gettysbarc;,
Via the Pennsylvania Railroad, Tuesday
morning, September IU, leaving Union sta
tion at 9 A. si., running solid through to
Gettysburg. Bound trip tickets will be sold
at rate of one fare from September 7 to 12,
inclusive, good to return until September 18.
Rate from Pittsburg, (8 95. Special train
stops at East Liberty, Braddock, Irwin,
Greensburg, Latrobe, Bolivar Junction,
Johnstown, Cresson, Altoona and points
G. A. R. Take Notice.
All orders issued by Adjutant General
Hastings for transportation to (iettysburg
will be accepted by the agents of the Penn
sylvania Railroad for tickets, whether the
order is drawn on this company or any other
Coats, Suits nnd Wraps.
Ladies' jackets all prices.
Children's coats all prices.
Woolen dresses all. prices.
Silk dresses all prices.
Shawls all prices.
35 Fifth avenue.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
The Condition of Business at tho East Liberty
Office orFiTTSBtniG Dispatch, l
Saturday, September 7, 1859. j
CATTLE Beceipts, 40u head; shipments, 460
head; market steady. Ten cars of cattle
shipped to Now York to-day.
Hoos Kecelnts. 2:300 nead: shipments." 2.1M
head; market slow; light Yorkers, Si S0f GO;
medium and light Philadelphia, Si SOigl 53:
heavy hoes, 4 104 25; 3 Cars of hogs shipped
to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipt?, none; shipments, none;
market fair and prices unchanged.
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
82 73. 82 75. 82 73.
Ask to see our all-wool jackets, only
82 75. Better ones at S3 50, 84 and 85 up
to finest. Knable & Shusteb,
35 Fifth avenue.
BaboXins this week in table linens, nap
kins, towels, pillow and sheeting linens,
etc., etc Htjous & Hacke.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Page.
mm i us j
SHOULD YOU HAPPEN: TO REA
- -OJ" THE-
"EXTRAORDINARY INDUCEMENTS" ADVERTISED BY
Think of the solid satisfaction your last bought-of-ss Ctothiag aor4t4
you and then come and look at the beautiful aad' ektra&rdtriijr"
elegant Fall Suits and Fall Overcoats we. are aoV dispfeyfef. ,
Examirie critically the fabric of the goods; iaspect, tc-9,
tile, trimmings, the fit and the workmaaship;, yea'H 4 J
find them in every way equal to-merchant tailor ,J
.' .'. . goods, at .'. .. V. t
HALF MERCHANT TAILOBS' PRICES!
FALL OVERCOATS: $5, $6, $7, $8 to $25.
FALL SUITS: $7, $8 $10, $12 to $35.
It's only a question as to how much you want to pay for yoa t g
a Suit or Overcoat at a price to suit you. 7 -
BOYS5 KNEE PANT SUITS, $1 to $10. ;:
BOYS' LONG PANT SUITS; $3 50 to $15.
These are busy days for us, particularly in our Boys' Clething de.
partment Many a lad we've fitted for school the -past few days maay
here at home and many for schools far away. Now if you've gota boy
or boys to clothe send 'or bring them here. We'll give you such goods
for such little money that you'll be astonished. ' ,
If You Wish to Inform Yourselves as to Where Can be Ftiwt
v ' the Newest and Nobbiest Styles in r
Fall Hats, Fall furnishings and Fall' Footwjear
pay our store a visit Give us but half a chance and we'll sell yoa
whatever you may want in any of the before-mentioned goods. We've
ALL the novelties and the secret of our doing such an immense business
lies in the fact bear-it in mind well that we undersell all other dealers'
in the city and intend to keep the good work up.
Visitors to the city are specially invited to make our store their
headquarters. We will take care of packages, parceb, wraps,
etc, free of charge. Come and wander all about our store,
ask any questions you like and in fact make yourselves at home.
Don't fail to see our magnificent exhibit at the Exposition.
300 to 400
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WA W A
GUN" WA, An Educated Chinese Physician,
who cannot under the American laws practice medicine, has a line of prepared
Chinese herb and vegetable specifics for the cure of rarious diseases, which he sells
for a small sum. They are quick to act, perfectly harmless, pleasant to take and
never fail to cure. Among the diseases which these remedies quickly cure are Can
cer, Tumors, Scrofula, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Female Weakness, Paralysis, Bron
chitis and Lung Troubles and all Blood and Chronic Diseases.
NO CHARGE FOR ADVICE OR CONSULTATION, as Gua Wa does
not practice medicine. A friendly talk costs nothing. If you cannot call write to
Gun Wa, inclosing 4c stamps, foe a history of his life or a circular on Cancer,
Rheumatism, Catarrh, Piles, Female Weakness, Tapeworm, or his book (for mea
only) on private and nervous diseases. fc
GUN WA WILL CUBE YOU
or tell you in all kindness that he cannot, but all of the" above mentioned trouble
which Gun Wa calls "AMERICAN DISEASES" (they having been mastered
and eliminated in His country) quickly and permanently yield to these Nature'
Cures, which are the result of thousands of years of research and study in the homa
of Cqnfucius and are considered positive specifics among the upper and educated
classes in.the Celestial Empire.
THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS are sent daily to Gun Wa. whose eel-
ebrated Chinese Vegetable Medicines are recognized the world over by their healing
and life-gtving qualities. They are made of rare medicinal herbs, Imported from;
China for this sole puroose, and are not in use nor known to any physician in the
United States. Gun Wa is not allowed to practice his profession nor to visit the
sick, as his limited knowledge of the English language prevents his graduating la
any of the American colleges of medicine. He has, however, a merchant's privilege
to sell his remedies. Call in and see his handsome oriental parlors at 940 Penn ave
nue, and have a pleasant interview with the famous doctor. The consultation will
be FREE, and the medicines are sold very low.
GUN WA'S CHINESE HERB BLOOD PURIFIER CURES SECONDARY BLOOD POISONING
OFFICE HOURS: 8 to 12 A. M., Mo 5 P. M.. 7 to 9 P. M. .
Ihe doctor has several parlors you win sea him priTatelr.
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