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THE PITTSBUKG DISPAT0HlTnBSDYf'00TOBER8;y- 1889
THAT YOUNG KAISER,
General Negley's Opinion of
HIS TOWERING AMBITION.
A Enler Willi Courage and Ability
to Back His Purpose.
COMMERCIAL AIMS OF GEEMAKY.
Mercantile Enterprise to Support
HOW THE WOELD'S PEACE IS MENACED.
During his recent visit to Europe, Gen
eral James S. Xegley was a careful observer
and investigator of European politics, and
some of his most interesting observations
were narrated to a reporter for The Dis
patch during his visit to this city last
week. General Negley s attention was
principally attracted by the military and
commercial energy of Germany, which, in
his judgment, threatens the peace and pros
perity of not only the other nations of
Europe, but of the United States as well.
The ex-Congressman said:
"The German rivalry for commercial su
premacy of the world is a policy of far-seeing
statesmanship. Under the rule of the
Emperor and Bismarck Germany has be
come a great military camp. It is being
made more so as every month passes by. Its
great standing army is mobilized and con
stantly ready for action. It may almost be
said that it is in line of battle. The prob
lem for the German rulers has been how
this great military array is to be supported.
The solution is being found in the field of
foreign commerce. The fruits ol mercantile
enterprise abroad are made available to
support the military power at home. The
patriotic spirit of unity which is aroused by
national schemes of colonization and com
mercial influence in foreign lands is the
surest preventive of dissension at home.
These, I take it, are the motives which have
prompted Wilbelm and Bismarck to strain
every nerve in the extension of commercial
"The present spirit of the German Gov
ernment has attracted the thoughtful at
tention and aroused the apprehensions of
the politicians of England and France. In
the latter country, particularly, the great
est uneasiness is felt. In Paris I talked
with a number of the deputies, and found
that they look upon the young Emperor as
an exceedingly dangerous man for the peace
"That young man is generally underesti
mated in this country. He is not the vain
and superficial monarch whom many believe
him to be. It is true that he is proud. He
has great pride of race, and I am satisfied,
from what I have seen and heard of him,
that he has set the career of the Great Fred
erick before him as his model. He is am
bitious to make for himself a name in his
tory, to leave his impress on European poli
tics and European geogranhy, and he has
the courage, the brain and the resources to
support his ambition.
"It was my good fortune to see the young
Emperor during his visit last summer to
England. Those foreign trips of his were
not mere junkets for pleasure and the pro
motion of international good feeling. They
had a deeper and more portentous meaning.
The young Emperor desires to know foreign
Governments, to see their generals, their
armies, their navies, their defenses and
their weapons of war. You can guess why
he is securing this knowledge. In the
event of war you will see Wilhelm at the
head of his own armies in the field. He
will be his own commander-in-chief, as was
his great ancestor, Frederick.
"At the grand review of the British army
at Sandringham I obtained a place within a
few feet of the German Emperor. I pushed
iu among the dignitaries. Nobody stopped
me. I suppose they thought I was
SOME ECCENTEIC AMERICA!.-.
"I devoted my opportunity to a close
study of the Emperor and his staff. I tell
you there is fight in every one of them. The
Emperor is ajnan of great force of character.
I noted his restless movements, his keen ob
servation of everything going on around
him, his evident intention to learn all the
secrets of the British military service. He
asked many questions and desired to under
stand everything connected with the drills,
the infantry arms and the artillery. I saw
him in company with many of the civil and
military leaders of England, and I was sat
isfied that he was the best strategist among
tbem. That Is the high opinion I have
formed of his purpose, his courage and his
A BEV0LUTI0N IK "SVEATONS.
"The marvelous development in recent
years of the destructive power of firearms
has revolutionized the art of war. In Paris
I had the privilege of firing a mitrailleuse
at the rate of 600 shots a second, turning it
at me same time at tnree anigc. ouch a
weapon will mow down men "by the hun
dreds, iso infantry regiment can stand be
fore it It is operate by electricitv, and the
shots are fired by the pulsations of your
thumb on a button. Military men have
been nonplussed as to how they can cope
with such weapons of death on the field of
battle. All the Generals of Europe have
' been unable to answer that question. The
young Emperor of Germany is the first to
offer a solution. He proposes to equip a
great cavalry service, the men to be armed
with lone lances, who shall dash forward
suddenly, in open order, and hurl them
selves upon a line or a flank. Against such
a force no solid square of infantry could
stand with fixed bayonets, and it would
ivade, to a great extent, the destructive
power of modern artillery. This instance
only serves to illustrate'my position, that
the young Emperor possesses the most act
ive and fertile military mind of our time.
"Germany means to push her military and
commercial supremacy without much defer
ence to the right or wrong of actions. I
think Bismarck knew from the first that he
was wrong in that Samoan affair, but he
wonld have gone forward persistently had he
not been met by the united protests of Eng
land and the United States. The German
spirit of aggression deserves the attention ot
our statesmen in the fullest measure. We
cannot foster our merchant marine without
coming into frequent contact with this new
In connection with the Pan-American In
ternational Congress General Hegley said :
"By the exercise of a careful fostering pol
icy Germany has built up an immense re
ciprocal trade with the republics and prin
cipalities of South America, and Bismarck
can hardly look with equanimity upon the
practical fruition of Secretary Blaine's
great scheme to checkmate Germany's dom
ination of trade relations with South Amer
ica, as implied in the visit of representa
tives of those countries to the United
States. It is a foregone conclusion that the
showing made by the United States of her
manufactures will direct millions of money
annually from the European market Best
of all, there is a plan which nonplusses the
European diplomats and commercial princes.
It is a competition unlooked for and for
which no provision has been made. For
Germany and Spain to sell wares at a loss
to retain the South American market would
not be a winning policy. Hence it is that
Europe ponders Blaine's opening address to
the International Congress and -fails to ex
tract any promise lrom the situation. The
United States is a commercial menace to the
rest of the world."
The Banner Brewing Company Now Located
Here Workmen Expect Tbem to Help
In Reducing Working Hours.
The Banner Brewing Company, of Cin
cinnati, has established an agency in this
city. Some importance is attached to this
by Brewers' Union No. 22, which expects
that by operating extensively here the com
pany may help them in inducing local mas
ter brewers to favorably consider the move
ment which is now on foot among the brew
ers for a reduction of the day's time of labor
to ten hours. The Banner Brewing Compa
ny is the only union brewery in Cincinnati.
It has lately established a branch establish
ment in St. Louis, and since the D. A. 17,
K.ofL., and the American Federation of
Labor are both supporting it while antag
onizing the others, considerable result is
looked for in support of organized labor.
The position as regards the operative
brewers and masters in this city remains un
changed. Since delegates from the com
mittees of the Central Labor Union, Trades
Council and Brewers' Union 22, called upon
some 10 or 12 breweries on last Thursday to
arrange for a conference on the matter of
the reduction of the hours of labor, nothing
has been heard from the masters. The other
question discussed, that of the cessation of
Sunday work, excepting such as is abso
lutely necessary, as, for example, that of the
maltsters, was favorably received by some of
the employers, while others insisted it
The firm of Frauenheim &Vilsack stand
alone in that they for some time have con
ceded their men the ten hour scale and abol
ished Sunday work. The matter is at
E resent in abeyance, as the Trades Council
as not dismissed the committees, and it is
expected that the concessions demanded on
behalf of the men will be granted without
much trouble. No decision as to what may
ensue in the event of a refusal to the de
mands of the committees has been arrived at
The operatives are quite willing that Sun
day work and the brewery bars should both
be abolished, and hold that the employment
of a few more men would serve to accom
plish on Saturday what is now performed
Three Deaths That Reunited From Ordinary
The coroner seems to have been busy yes
terday. The following results were reached
as causes of death:
R. M. Barker, cerebral hemorrhage; Samuel
F. Oliver, Panhandle braVeman, accidental
death; Patrick Naughter. grave dijrger. ac
cident on the Panhandle railway at Craf ton.
The inquest on F. Thuna will be resumed
to-day, as also that on the body of Elizabeth
Noble at South Sixth street
FUtfERAL OF R. Y. BARKER,
The Dead Printer Laid Away to Rest With
E. V. Barker's funeral took place from
his residence, No. 57 Viokroy street, yester
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Henry Lam
bert Lodge, L O. O. F.. conducted the ser
vices, and representatives from Benjamin
Franklin Council 318. Jr. O. U. A. M., and
Monongahcla Conclave No. 139, Hepta.
sophs, were also present, A large number
of friends were present
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttsbiircern and Others of
Thomas W. Davis, of Columbus, Vice
President of the National Progressive Union,
is in the city. Mr. Davis has lately returned
from a round of visits among the men of the
Clearfield and Punxsntawney districts and
reports the condition of coal mining affairs as
being good. He claims that his Union has a
larger membership by one-half than the N. D.
A. 135, basing his estimate on the number ot
delegates from each sent to the recent conven
tions. Speaking of coal mining affairs In the
Spring Valley region, Mr. Davis said that W.'
L Scott had now antagonized the miners as
far as It was In his power, and he gave it as his
opinion that the coal magnate wonld And It to
his interest to make the required concession to
his men rather than that he should incur the
expense ot keeptng his mine open, or throwing
it altogether ont of work as he threatens. Mr.
Davis is here to arrange for meetings In sup
port of his Union at Mansfield, Tom's Ran, and
E. M. Kiser, of Sanborne, Dak., is a
guest at the Seventh Avenue. Mr. Kisersaid
that the public lands were being very slowly
occupied by settlers, and thought that when
tve Sionx reservation was thrown up next
year for settlement that his State wonld be
greatly thrown back. Meanwhile, business
was fairly good, and agricultural interests in a
fair way to improve. Immigrants were arriv
ing in considerable numbers, principally
Swedes, and Scandinavians in general, whom,
he sam, made the most desirable settlers, as
they were steady, honest and progressive.
Captain "W. P. Herbert will, at the
meeting of Duquesno Post No. 259 this even,
ing, repeat the address which be delivered on
the occasion of the dedication of the monu
ment of the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth
Regiment at Gettysburg. This speech of the
Captain's met with such favor that he has been
requested by nnmerous comrades to repeat it
for the benefit of those who were unable to be
present when It was first delivered. The post
meets at the Union Veteran Legion headquar
ters on Sixth avenue, and all comrades are In
vited to be present.
Major D. E.B. Kevin, of Philadelphia,
who did good service during the late unpleas
antness, and was captured and confined in Libbv
prison, is spoken of in connection with the
Commissionership of Pensions. He has pre
vious experience as a pension aeent. and.
though be has not sent in any formal applica
tion for the position, his name is said to have
been not unfavorably received by the President
Though a staunch Republican, Major Kevin
has not of late years taken an active part in
Mrs. Frances L. Swift, Mrs. "Watson,
Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. "Weeks, Mrs. Rhodes, and
a number of ladies from various sections of the
State, went to Philadelphia last night to attend
the annual meeting of the W. C T. U. The
meeting opens to-night and regular business
will be begun to-morrow morning.
The Single Tax Payers' League of this
city is making preparations to bold a mass
meeting in January in Lafayette Hall. Among
those ho have been encaged to come here
and make addresses Is Rev. Dr. McQlynn, the
deposed priest of New York.
Mr. Brown, with his wife, Alonzo Bob
bins. H. B. Cochran and A. J. Daffet, of Phila
delphia, members of the State Board of Phar
macy, are staying at the Monongahela. Rooms
have been engaged in the hotel for the ses
sions. Inspector Carroway, of the United
States Postofflce Service, who is well known in
this city, was a passenger to 'Washington last
night. Mr. Carroway has just returned from
an official trip to the Sandwich Islands.
Thomas D. Cook, of the Monongahela
Division of the P. B, R, has returned from an
extended tonr in Europe, covering the Paris
Exposition and many places of Interest in Ire
land. Mr. L. P. Ennis leaves to-day for "West
Chester. Pa to take a position In the manage
ment of a steel works. Larry's friends among
the County Democracy will miss him.
W. J. Baicey, of Cleveland, and James
Neilson, of Yonngstown, both of whom are
identified with iron and coke interests, are
registered at the Monongahela.
Phillip S. Flinn. Assistant Superin
tendent of Public Highways, has resigned his
position to go into business for himself. The
place pays 81,600 per year.
Captain Thomas Beese, Emil "Winters,
James Walker and Captain Sam Hobley left
last, mgm xor w asninjrton, to De present at the
K. T. parade to-day.
Al J. Meister. of the Philadelphia
Times, who was here for a few days visiting
journalistic friends, went East last night.
Mrs. W. H. Searight, of Roberts street,
left yesterday for Washineton. D. C, to view
the parade of the Knights Templar.
"W. H. Barnes, of Philadelphia, one of
the receivers of the Allegheny Valley Railroad,
is staying at the Dnquesne.
George A. Kelly returned from New
York last night, where he has been on a busi
Charles "Wolf, the noted prohibition
leader, is staying at the Seventh Avenue,
The Convention of the Local Dioc
esan Union at Irwin To-Day.
OVER 100 DELEGATES TO BE THERE
Use of Side Boards in Social ClahMay
Come Up for Action.
A FULL PE0GEAMME OP THE MEETING
The regular annual convention of the
Catholic Total Abstinence Union, of the
Pittsburg diocese, will
be held to-day at Ir
win. It will be the
ever held by the
nnion. There will be
over 100 delegates
present They repre
sent abbot 1,200 total
abstainers in this vi
Among the promi
nent delegates who
Rev. Father Canevin, will be present from
President. tn;s city are Bev.
Father J. F. Begis Canevin and JPather M.
M. Sheedy, The representatives from the
three societies connected with the latter's
church are M. J, McMahon, J. McGuire, J.
J. Maloney and the Misses McDonald and
"Walsh. Father Lambing's cadet society
will send three delegates.
The convention will open with service in
in Frather Graham's church. Solemn high
mass will be celebrated at 9:30 o'clock by
Father Lambing, of
Wilkwsburg, will be
the deacon and Father
Connery, of Alpsville,
Bub-deacon of the
mass. Father Gra
ham will deliver the
sermon of welcome.
The delegates will
then adjourn to
TlinmMn', a 1 1
AWWU10WU O U a A 4.
where the business of
the convention will be
transacted. The first
business to come up
will be the reading of
officers' reports. P.
W.x Joyce, of the
P. V. Joyce,
bouthside, is Secretary and T. D. Hensler,
of Irwin, is Treasurer of the union. The
President, Father Canevin will then de
liver his annual address. The election of
delegates to the National Diocesan Union
will then take place. The nnion will meet
in this city the first week of August, 1890.
After the election of delegates the officers of
the local union will be chosen for the coming
Father Canevin is opposed to being a can
didate for re-election. In his official bulle
tin for September he advocates the election
of a layman to the office, which he says
could be filled by one as well as by a priest.
ae aiso agitates tne establishment of read
ing rooms to attract young men and keep
them out of saloons and other places. In
the evening a public meeting will he held.
It will be preceded by a short parade.
SIDEBOARDS IN CLUBS.
About the most important matter that
may come before the convention will be the
question of sideboards in social clubs. At
the convention of the National Union In
Cleveland a resolution was passed denounc
ing the sideboard matter. Father Sheedy is
a member of the Columbus Club of this
city, and if it is decided at the meeting to
day to make members either give up the
clnb or the nnion he will leave the former.
An effort will be made at the convention
to raise $500 to complete the union's sub
scription to the Father Mathew chair en
dowment fund. The Pittsburg diocese
guaranteed $1,200 of the necessary $50,000
to endow the chair. The money will be
turned over to the "Washington University
on the centennial anniversary of Father
Mathew's birth in October next
TO EXAMINE DKDG CLEEK8.
The Btato Pharmaceutical Board Will Meet
A. B. Burns, of Montrose, Vice President
of the .State Pharmaceutical Examining
Board, and Secretary H. P. Cochrane, of
Lancaster, arrived in the city last night to
attend the meeting of the board to-day.
They will be joined by President Alonzo
Bobbins, of Philadelphia, to-morrow morn
ing, who will assist in the examination of
The board will meet to-day in the College
of Pharmacy, and will examine applicants
for certificates. The applicants will come
from all parts of the State. Thev will be
given a practical examination of 100 ques
tions in all matters pertaining to pharmacy.
A druggist or manager must answer 75 per
cent of them correctly, and a qualified as
sistant 50 per cent The most important
questions will be those relating to the mix
ture of poisons. Very often a careless physi
cian will write a prescription in which
there will be too much poison. A prescrip
tion clerk must understand the maximum
dose andnse his judgment in compounding
the chemicals. If applicants cannot do this
thev are not given a certificate.
The board will meet to-morrow and ex
amine the papers. This will take them sev
eral days, as there will be about 2,500 of
them. After doing this, they will take up
all questions of infringement If a person
who has not a certificate is reported to them
as selling medicines, he is told to stop the
practice. If he does not do so he is prose
cuted by the board.
The board is composed of five druggists,
who are appointed by the Governor for five
years. Pennsylvania was the last Eastern
State to pass a pharmacy law.
Clergymen Differ as to England'
A slim attendance distinguished the re
commencement of the monthly sessions of
the Ministerial Alliance yesterday, Bev.
John "W. Sproull, presiding with Kev. B.
F. "Woodburn as Secretary. The latter
read a pleasant paper upon "Impressions of
a Summer Tour," in which London, Eng.,
was interestingly described. He aid that
drinking and profanity were not as com
mon as usually supposed, but that in his
opinion progress was retarded by the exist
ence of a Royal Family and an Established
Bev. E. B. Donehoo also gave his im
pressions of London. He thought that there
was considerable drinking in the metropolis.
He also said that he believed that the
Established Church had done and was
doing a great work. The question of the
maintenance of 'the Alliance will be decided
on November 4.
Called to Acconnl.
At the instance of Agent O'Brien Fred
erick BrockhotT was arraigned before Mayor
Pearson, Of Allegheny, yesterday, for neg
lect of his two children. The mother is in
the insane departmant of the City Poor
Home, and the children have been cared
for by an aunt It is alleged that Brock
hotT, 'who works at the Speer plow works,
has failed to provide for the little ones. On
his giving an order on his employers for $3
a week, for the benefit of his children, he
Cat Nails Advanced. ,
In consequence of the advance in the
price of steel the "Wheeling cntnail manu
facturers yesterdajTbdvanced their price to
an average rate of $2 60.
FOB a disordered liver try Beecham'a PII1
Psass' Soap the purest and best ever made
ALLEGHENY IN DARKNESS,
A Shortage of Ga Caused a Bad Accident
Committees Had to Adjourn No Con
tracts Were Awarded.
The Allegheny Parks, City Hall and all
other places lighted by electricity. on the
Northside were in darkness last night
"While an important meeting of the "Water
Committee was being held the incandescent
lights flickered and went out The members
of the committee sat in the darkness for
about 20 minutes and then adjourned.
The cause of the lights being extinguished
was due to an accident at the power house
of the Allegheny Light Company. The
main steam pipe running from the boilers
to the engines burst with a report that could
be heard for blocks. The steam and hot
water were scattered over the dynamos and
switch board, and rendered them tempo
rarily useless. The cause of the accident
was due to a shortage of gas. -
The only committee that finishes, business
was that on wooden buildings. There was
nothing before it but a proposition creating
a better law in regard to the erection of
frame structures in the city. Frame build
ings are not allowed in any part of the city
without very exacting clauses to cover the
ordinance. A sub-committee was appoint
ed to suggest a plan for their erection that
would not conflict wtth the ordinance al
ready in force.
The City Property Committee had just
met when the light went out The Market
Committee also were left in the dark, and
the "Water Committee had just convened
when they had to stop. They had begun to
consider a number ot proposals for two new
engines for the pumping station on Troy
Hill. There were four bids in. ranging from
52,000 to 52,500.
The Finance Committee met and passed
resolutions transferring 5500 from the con
tingent fund to the market department and
54,000 to the road department. An ordi
nance was ordered printed for the issuance
of 5117,000 in renewal bonds .hearing 3-
per cent interest The ordinance providing
for the issue of 51,000,000 in bonds for
street improvements was laid over for one
month. Comptroller Brown's report
showed: Beceipts for September, 546,232 96;
balance on hand on September 1, 5359,
663 71; disbursements during the month,
5131,378 95. Balance on October 1, $274,
Yesterday afternoon the snb-committee of
the Park Committee viewed the "Watson
property on the Perrysville road.
TEE CHILDRES RETURNED.
Neighbors Said DorninB Was Honest
and a Kind Father.
"William J. Doming and his wife, Essie,
were arraigned before Magistrate McKenna,
at the Central station yesterday forenoon, to
answer charges of drunkenness. After
hearing the evidence against them the mag
istrate sent them back to their cells in order
that he might further inquire into their
habits and learn whether Mr. Dorning's
aunt, Mrs. Jane Bobinson, was a proper
person to care for the children. At that
time Alderman McEenna did not know
that the smaller children were in the care
of Matron Brennan. After his return to
his office on Penn avenue, Alderman Mc
Eenna was visited by some of Dorning's
neighbors. They averred that "William
was poor but honest, that he had a hard
struggle to make a living, and that when ho
was not intoxicated he was a kind husband
and father. They said that the baby, only
four weeks old, needed the mother's care.
On this representation Alderman McEenna
ordered the discharge of the prisoners, and
the children were returned to them.
Agent Dean was present during the ses
sion of the police court, but he made no
complaint against Doming and wife. He
said that he was satisfied if the magistrate
was. He has not, however, entirely dropped
LOCAL ITEMS, ipiTED.
Incidents of a Day In' Two Cities Condonsod
for Ready Reading.
The Allegheny shanty boaters show fight
against Mayor Pearson's ukase bidding them
to move on. Some of them have chipped in
and hired a lawyer to conduct a struggle in
the courts. In the meantime. Mayor Pearson
instructs bis police to proceed against the
joboat owners. The latter Jiave wharfage re
ceipts to fortify their position.
It is thought that Thomas Btewart and
Charles Stoops, two young men of Stanton
avenue, East EndV have gone to be Ohio
pirates or Mississippi buccaneers, inasmuch as
the last heard of them was that they had sailed
away from Pittsburc in a small boat. Their
parents are considerably worried.
Mes. Augusta Summeuville, a German
woman resident at No. 181 South Sixteenth,
was arrested yesterday at the instance of J. P.
Frennd, the Carson street drygoods dealer.
The charge made was that the woman had
stolen some articles from the store. Bhe will
have a hearing to-day.
Thb Board of Viewers yesterday held a
meeting to receive claims for damages by the
opening of Webster avenue from Craig to
Orion streets, and a meeting for the grading
uuu paviDi; ui YYeusver avenue zrom vraig-to
David Johns was held in 31,000 bail yester
day by Magistrate Hyndman for felonious
shooting. Iu the course of a Snnday fracas,
Johns discharged a 38 caliber revolver at a
shanty in Soho in which James Duffy was
H. G. Bestbbmas, a grocer living on Twenty-eighth
street, charged Edward Melstine with
assault and battery yesterday, for ejecting him
from his home when he called to collect a bill.
Melstine was released on ball for a hearing f
Andrew Hainey, arrested at a speak-easy
in the rear of St. Agnes Church on Sunday in
company with several other men, was convicted
of being the proprietor at the hearing before
Magistrate Hyndman and was fined 100 and
Willie Losen, an afternoon paper carrier,
was severely bitten in the upper lip yesterday
afternoon by a Newfoundland dog owned by
John Lanson, of Cliff street. The wound was
dressed by Dr. McCord, and the dog was shot.
James Seioneb, a 12-year-old ML Oliverlte.
f ound some rock blasting powder last Satur
day and pat It In his hat to have some fun. The
fun came when a cigar spark ignited the
powder and burnt Selgner very badly.
Jonu Nee and Patrick Burns, fellow victims
with the late Captain W. R. Jones in the Edgar
Thomson Steel W.orks' accident, are nearly re-
TTnaniMil In four Hova "
Hospital In a few days.
October 17 will be reception
rtavattheTemDOrarvHomefor Children .
Washineton street, between Wylie and Frank
tin, xne noma u particularly in neea or cloth
ing and bedding.
The old Hempfleld route between Sewickley
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Greens
burg on the Pennsylvania Railroad, is beinc
graded. The object is to reach some valuable
The salaries of the Western Penitentiary
officials bavo been recently raised at a
meeting of the Board of Inspection. Those
officials above the keepers were the ones
John Evebson, employed at Carnegie's
mill on Thirty-third street, had his leg crushed
by a metal plate yesterday. He was removed
to his home on Fiftieth street.
Magistrate Bbokaw fined Pat Walls,
John Cahill and Tim, Dexter the usual $3 40
for being disorderly. Ed Wilson was sent to
Claremont for 30 days.
The extension of the McKeesport and Belle
vemon Railway was opened for trafflo yester
day, The road will be officially opened on
Sarah McGouBEr, of Laurel alley, was
fined $10 by Mayor Pearson for quarreling
with ber husband and striking neighbors' chil
dren. The steamboat Alarm went down the river
light yesterday morning, bound for Memphis,
under its new commander. Captain Gabot.
The Board of Viewers yesterday received
claims for damaces in the onenlnc of WM.to,
avenue from Arion to Craig street.
The Pittsburg Gas Company yesterday
elected John Danb, 0. 8, Frisbee, 8. J. Wain
wright and M. L. Myers trustees.
The firemen suggest that nea jackets would
do better than overcoats in fighting fire.
The Mercy Hospital received two typhoid
fever patients yesterday. -
The Council's Committee on-Fabllo "Works
meets thb afternoon.-;
LEARNING A TRADE.
What the Avery Trades School is
Doing Now for Colored Boys,
OAEPENTERS'AND COOKS WANTED,
Especially in the Land of Dyspeptics
and Home of the Brave.
W0EKEES WHO ARE SOT MSCOUEAGED
A move in the right direction is the
Avery Trades School for colored people In
Allegheny, and it is unfortunate that the
projectors are not meeting with the en
couragement they deserve. It has been an
nounced that on the 15th inst,,or there- 1
abouts, an evening class in drawing will be
formed, but the Secretary of the board, Mr,
A. J. Billows, states that all enlargements
and improvements are contingent It is in
tended to amplify as fast as finances will
cover such amplification, but at present the
board is moving slowly. The general term
of the school opened yesterday, but although
the prospect is not discouraging, Mr. Bil
lows states they cannot do everything they
would like to do at present.
Superintendent J. P. "Wagner, who is
now imparting Information in carpentry,
stair building, cabinet making, archi
tecture, etc., is regarded as thoroughly com
petent, and as he has been prominently
connected with organized labor, for some
time Secretary of the United Carpenters'
Council, he is able to so conduct the school
as to have the minimum amount of friction
between mechanic already fledged and
those who are as yet downy. Instruction is
free, save that students' work is -utilized
where it can be, so that the school has
neither certain income nor endowment to
depend upon. The addition of algebra,
drawing and geometry is desirable, but it is
the intention to crawl until the management
is assured that it can walk.
MAKING YOUNG CABPENTEBS,
Mr. Billows states that so far the effort
has been confined to making young men
practical carpenters, no other branch having
as yet been attempted. He gives the case ot
one young man, in fact, a mere boy, who
took a few months' instruction laat year, and
who is now earning $1 50 a day, as an evi
dence that the knowledge of the art is rap
idly and practically acquired In the school.
He states that it is under advisement to
start classes in sewing and cooking, but as
teachers' salaries are high in the latter de
partment, there is.no certainty when the
object will be attained. The board has been
discussing the matter considerably, and it
has decided that a cookery school
is the most important The members
reason that almost any girl may learn
enough about sewing to get along in a
family in these days when the sewing
machine is universal and when fancy work
can be bought cheaper than even the
Chinese can make it by hand. But there
are but few women who can cook, and some
who think they can are a long way off their
Cooking is a fine art There are women
who have genius who can manage to invent
and season dishes and engineer variety on
slim resources, but most of them are unable
to broil a beefsteak properly, and not one
American woman in a dozen knows how to
make good soup, and good material is
ordinarily cast into the slop. American
I women can make cakes of all kinds and pies.
MEN MUST HAVE VARIETY.
That man cannot live by bread alone, is
true, in physical as well as in spiritual
sense. He must not only have meat and
various vegetables, but they must be cooked
so as to be palatable, digestable and nutri
tious( and a girl who may be able to catch
an eligible husband by her musica, convert
sational, terpsichorean and other powers
will often find that good cookery is neces
sary to hold him after he is caught
There is always an unsupplied demand
for good cooks, and will likely be so long as
American girls regard housework as de
grading. Even a moderately good cook can
make a bettery salary than can many men
who follow mechanical trades, and com
bined with other household work cooking
should rank among the fine arts.
At present the only resource the Avery
Trades' School has, aside from donations, is
the sale of the work of its pupils. 80 far
there has been no trouble to sell the work,
it being honestly made and of good material.
Care is taken not to offend the sensibilities
of extreme trade unionists, and the superin
tendent is instructed in this respect So
far there has been no friction.
The difficulties that surround boys in
search ot a trade nowadays are equally as
grave as those attending the securing of a
university education, even among
white boys, and they are much greater
among colored youths. Many people
seem to regard it as a matter of course that
the mass of colored people shall always be
Gibeonites hewers of wood and drawers of
water, but though they make excellent hod
carriers, tbey aiso acquire skill in trades,
though at present the fear that they will
supplant the whites in rolling mills seems
somewhat premature. This lack of skill in
the mechanical arts is their chief drawback
in the race for wealth and position. The
time will doubtless come when acrrlcnltnre
will again be given the post of honor, and
the African can win there what he once
IRON MILLS IDLE.
A Howl About the Shortase of Gas on the
A number of the iron mills on the South
side have shut down on account of an in
sufficient supply of natural gas, caused by
thj cold snaps. The supply is also very
short in consumers' houses,and there is con
siderable complaint against the gas com
panies. The plate and sheet mills at Sligo
were idle all day, and tho men had to return
to their home. At the Bepublic and Ameri
can Iron Works there was considerable dis
satisfaction among the men, who had to
quit In Oliver & Eoberts' Wire Mill there
was not enough gas to warm the employes.
The officials of the Philadelphia Company
stated that the short supply was caused by
maKiug jiew uuuuccuuuh.
A BLAZE OP PIEB.
Tho Golden Jubilee at St. Fhllomena'a Closed
The Golden Jubilee at St Philomena's
Church was brought to a fitting close last
night by a beautiful -display of fireworks.
The church steeple was covered with fancy
lichted lanterns, flaes. etc. Over 100 roct-.
ets were used and a continual blaze of red
nre gave tne church a very picturesque
Row In n 91eejlns
The officers of the Salvation Army of
western jrenusyivania met last night in
the Bouthside market to arrange for a ban
quet, which will be held this evening in the
Southside Market Hall. All the officers
and many of the soldiers will be present
While tne meeting was in progress John
Kirst and Christ Carts got into an alterna
tion with Captain J. Bichards. Officer
Brodink was summoned and arrested Kirst
Has that Tom Cat scratched my darling's
face? Bub it, Teddy, with Salvation Oil.
Price 25 cents.
Cloth capes, very stylish, brown and tan,
at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
Cabinet photos, ?1 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st rrsu
. Po Ton Wnnt'io Know
Where to find the best assortment of gentle
men's hats ? Try 0, A. Smiley"& Co. D
WILL BE 'ABANDONED.
An Influent Pipe to Answer the Purpose of
the Bedford Basin Chief BIecIow Ad
vertises for Bids.
The Bedford Basin )s to be abandoned,
far as iu use by the city Water Department
is concerned, a new wrinkle having been
discovered by which a small influent cham
ber can subserve the same purpose as the
huge basin. The advertisement for bids for
an influent chamber were published yester
day by Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
"' Superintendent Geo. Brown, of the "Water
Department, explained the proposal forbids
yesterday to a Dispatch reporter. He
said: "The proposed influent basin will be
a sort of a well, 11x11 and 12 feet deep. It
will have to be of substantial character, on
account of the action of the water upon the
sides. As is generally known, the water
which supplies the Bedford pumping sta
tion comes from the' Hiland reservoir by
means of large pipes, and at present goes
direct into the basin, from which the supply
for the engines is drawn.
"There is a decided objection to the empty
ing of the water into Bedford basin and its
subsequent retaking oy tne mnuect pipe to
the engines as there have always been more
or less local impurities in the Bedford basin,
besides the priodical allusions to the unsafe
AAnittMn nf TiA msAnrnfr Yvltinli alflvtt.r.1.
unfounded in fact, have a disturbing effect
upon people living in that locality. There
will be an automatic governor of the in
fluent chamber which will regulate abso
lutely the flow of water through the pipes
and the water will Joe sent to consumers in
just as pure condition as it leaves Hiland
reservoir. I should imagine that the in
fluent chamber will cost in the vicinity of
$3,000, although no bids have been re
ceived." "What will be done with the disused
basin, Mr. Brown?"
" why, the water will be drawn off and
the reservoir thoroughly dried out, and
then, I believe, Chief Bigelow will park the
property. Thus we will have another park
in the city in a place very much needed."
Controller E. S. Morrow corroborated
Superintendent Brown's statement that the
basin wonld be transformed ihto a park,
and said that the idea had been in contem
plation for several months. Being asked
for data as to the cost, etc., of the Bed
ford basin and the date of its erection, Mr.
Morrow delved into some musty, fusty doc
uments, but was unable to find any specific
accounts. Finally, however, the "Business
Directory for Pittsburg and Allegheny,"
isoueu uy J-Biiau xisrns anu jjriuw;u u; a.
A. Anderson, in 1844, was found to contain
some information upon the subject Mr.
Morrow stated, however, that the engineer
who erected the Bedford basin was Colonel
McClellan. father of the Drs. McClellan.
Mr. .Harris' statistical remarks upon the
city water matters aro as iouows:
We have now in operation two water works
for supplying the city. The cost of the old
works (Brilliant, supposedly), built In 1828, in
cluding pipes laid, was 222,000; cost of new
(Bedford, supposedly), excluding pipes laid,
241,000, and these are much the largest. The
capacity ot the basins of the old Is 1,000,000; of
the basins of the new, 4756,704. Tne engines
of the old force 1,344 gallons per minute
through a 15-Inch pipe. Into the basins, 119 feet
above the river; the new, 4,820,000 every 21
hours through 20-lncn pipes into oasins prob
ably ISO feet above the river. It is contem
plated to supply the city of Allegheny with
water from the new basins, by laying a main
pipe across under the Allegheny river.
Magistrate Gripp sent Charles Henry 30
days to the barrel works as a vagrant and
gave Charles Forbes the game term for steal
ing the overcoat of a man. named Taggart,
at the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railway
depot, and Annie Shaflin and Marie Ann
Hanlin got the same dose on charge of
keeping a disorderly house on Clay alley.
New Gamea of Characters!!!
So -popular at Chautauqua and elsewhere!
Game of Bible characters, 600 questions.
jrice : '.75c
Game of the States, 500 questions, price .6O0
TQame of American characters, 600 ques
tions, price 75c
Game of foreign characters, 600 ques
tions, price 75c
Game of cities (American and foreign),
600 questions, price 75c
Any of above sent, postage paid, on re
ceipt of price by L. Brueninger & Co., 535
Smithfield st, Pittsburg, Pa., wholesale
and retail stationers. xrsu
REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LIM.,
401 Smithfield Street, cor. Fourth -iyenne.
Capital. 8100.000. Surplus. $45,000.
Deposits of (1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent xrs
Gentlemen, Yon Con Bay (be Beit Under
To the best advantage, as we show the
largest variety of best makes of merino
("medium and heavy), all wool; natural un
dyed wool; fine wool and silkmixed; all
pure silk. Now is the best time to buy.
Jos. Hoene Ss Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Notice to School Tsnchtn.
A delightful ride to Lloydsville (Rhodo
dendron Park) over the Alleghenies will be
afforded to all those who desire snch by the
Pennsylvania Bailroad Company Saturday,
October 12, 18S9. A special train will leave
Union station at 8:10 a. if., stopping at East
Liberty, Wilkinsburg, Swissvale, Braddock
ana points .cast, arriving at Aiiuona at noon,
where stop will be made for dinner, arriving
at the park at 1 P. 21. Fare for the round
trip 3 00.
Anyone Can Call
At our store to-morrow, and with $13 secure
one of those elegant kersey overcoats, which
have completely taken the attention of every
nobby dresser in the city. Bear in mind
that they are worth really $25; price to-day,
$ia. jf. u. u. v.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Iioohl Piano Terr Cheap.
$175 cash will buy a nearly new upright
piano, full Vi octaves. Call at once if you
wish to secure a bargain.
Echols, McMubbat & Co.,
123 Sandusky street Allegheny.
Ik novelty combination patterns we are
showing some handsome new effects at
$12 50 and $15 each.
ttssu Huous & Hacks.
Exposition Watoh for Wagner's great
Albumblatt," by the Thirteenth Begiment
Fpn all the latest styles in ladies' long
and short wraps, jackets, etc., for fall and
winter wear, visit our cloak room.
ttssu Huous & Hacks.
Fall Garden Work.
Send for or call and get our pamphlet
"Fall Garden Work." It tells you all about
it. B. A. Elliott Co.,
tu 54 Sixth st
$5. Solid gold spectacles carefully ad
justed to the sight See tbem at Stein
mann's, 107 Federal st, Allegheny, jeweler
and optician. tt
C A. Smiley fc Co.'s Special Styles
In gentlemen's hats are a great success. Call
and see them. C. A. Smiley & Co.,
D 28 Fifth avenue.
Feauenheim & Vilsack'S Iron City
beer grows in favor every day. "Phone 1186.
Exposition Hear the "Palms" trom
bone solo by Innes, of the Thirteenth Begi
24-in. plushe's, 75c, ?1, $1 25 and f 1 60 a
yd. j the best values shown; all the new col
orings. Huous & Hacks.
Hots for BI Heada
tpecialty'at O. A. Smiley. & Co.'s.
SOME INTERESTING i?ACW
ReganHnB- the City's Growtk Barta tie
Past 25 Tears Fortanate Iavesiaaesfs.
The growth of Pittsburg and suburbs has
soJ future outlook is still more encouraging,
from a real estate standnoint A view from
Herron Hill, the highest point in Alleghe
ny county, a few years ago. and then the
present, will convince one of the vast im
provements wrought in a few years by ea
terprising Pittsburgers. Looking south we
have a grand view of the beautiful residence
place, Oakland, which until a short
time ago was large fields of war
ing grain, but since sub-divided
into lots, Bold and resold, until they
bring prices three times that paid in the first
place. Sbadyside, on the east, was all in
timber till merchants desiring to procure
homes in the country purchased large tracts
of land at a nominal sum thathas since been
on the gradual increase. Magnificent ston
mansions with beautiini lawns, large, old
forest trees and fine shrubbery mark it for
beauty. East Liberty, Home wood and Wilk
insburg in the distance all help to contribute
to our city's wealth of scenery, which is
noted the country over. for. without doubt
kPittsbnrg has more natural advantages than
any other city. Chicago, Cleveland andji
Detroit have their wide streets and fijM
ariyes, out a vie w can oniy- ne ootainea irom
The property surrounding Herron Hill,
like all the above-mentioned places, has for
years been used as pasture and farming
land, all on account of the inconveniences
of getting to and from the city, but this
will in a few short months be a thing of the
East Liberty, Sbadyside and Oakland
all suffered alike nntil the cable lines
were put in operation, thns enhancing and
improving property. The Fifth avenue
cable has been running about one year, and
it is almost impossible to purchase s
desirable lot or piece of ground along
the line at a price convenient to 'all
desiring to get a home. A new field must
be opened, and several wideawake business
men realizing this fact have purchased a
large tract of beautifully laying land on the
hill to be known as Herron Hill Park and
sub-divided it into lots 40x100 feet fronting
on nice wide streets and extending back to
24-foot alley. This coming residence place
has been placed in the hands of the well
known real estate firm of Messrs. Black &
Baird. Herron Hill Park is just at the
terminus of the Wylie avenne cable road
and. within 15 minutes' rideof the postoffiee,
thus making it a very desirable and con
venient place for business men, clerks and
salesmen, who can go homo for dinner. The
elevation is high and healthy, city water
and other conveniences. By baying now
and building you can get easy terms, and
be settled before prices go nu, which are
snre to enhance, when the cable road is com
pleted. Messrs. Black & Baird will gladly
give full particulars and colored plan of
this magnificent residence tilaee to all call.
ing at their office,, Ho. 95 Fourth ave.
TJsb Angostura Bitters, the world re
nowned South 'American appetizer, of ex
Matnral Gas Bills Reduced 75 Per Cent.
O'Keepe Gas Appliance Co.,34 Fifth v.
Hata for Blc Heada
A specialty at O. A. Smiley & Co.'s. jj
The featherbone corset, very light and
comfortable, 85c np, at Bosenbaum & Co.'a.
CABnrzx photos, $1 per doz. Lies Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 13 Sixth st xrsu
Fine onyx clocks sold very cheap at
Steinmann's, 107 Federal st tx
FEApEWHini & Vilsacx's Iron City
beer grows in fayor every day. 'Phone 1186.
Stetson's Keaawned Hat
Always to be had at C. A. Smiley & Cog,
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
FOB MEK, WOMEN AND CB3LDKEN.
We carry several lines that are of the
highest standard of excellence, equal in
every respect to the best English made
goods, perfect in shape and guaranteed
to glye entire satisfaction.
We oiler these goods at low figures.
Ladles', Misses' and Children's
CLOAKS AND SUlTa
Take Elevator for Cloak Booms. '
R. J. HORHER & CO, "
0, 63 AND 65 WEST TWENTY-THIBD ST.,
' NEW YORK.
LARGEST EXHIBIT OF
ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMERICA,
Ten Show Rooms filled with the latest pro
ductions of the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufacturing cen
ters of the world.
Novelties of London production.
Novelties ot Paris production.
Novelties of Vienna production.
Our own importation.
Novelties of American production, including
those ot our own manufacture:
Visitors to New York are cordially invited to
call and examine our stock and prices. Tho
central location of onr establishment (adjoin
ing Eden Musee) makes it easy of access from
all parts of the city. se23-106-TTSa
WOOD MANTELS CE1LINGB
Manufacturers and Importers of Fine Furni
ture, Curtains and Ornaments.
Designs and estimates submitted for complete
TBYMBr. HUNT ATO,
.. ". MM aad Utt Market"
Ste. '- '' '
u-4 -- . J. -dtjr t.
Welcome as a good dWet - 1-. ir
Our great bargains la "every Depart- &
aenfc . - -. m
The greatest Fall trade we, hare ewesj
'In A nflnritaWnM (.. , . .. T
, r.uxn, una jao awa, j
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As we bava toWjoa. oar presort stek '
eclipses in variety 3 oar former
seasons we have the goods that please;
we have tbem Ja blg(raaatit4ajwe have
them at the right priees.
Xha dress roads trade here to w'eader
ful,bwweSaTewoB ft byar4wk,
and this week wa have more new letsoi ,
Bee the donWe-wi6. AWftrt,
Border Suitings at SS seats a yard,
to sea the new AU-Woel PJaM
Stripe Boltings the prices are lowest -
The best Broad daths'avsr :
The Cashmere Stock full op wMa) sjlefi-
did quality at lowest prises. i1-'
The 50-inch wide All-Woe! SaWteg
CIpUM data colors aad BsJxmes at
60 cents, are uneqaalea for the mosey. '
At tfee latest and most stjHsb eSeets -
in French patters robes are here.
terns the finest costarae otoebs to T
ported. Ws show these fa largest as- "v
sortment of colorings.
The Great Bash ia oar Ladies' aad.'
Children's Cloak and. Salt Defartaeat .
has not exhausted oar stoek. Daily
arrivals of new goods here ia Jackets
" - A
at) the aew.atotfes aad-tetast sfcapsa.
'in medium and heavy weight. J8 and,,
up. The largest stoek ot Seal Plash .
Garments, Coats, Jackets aad BWaties; v
our prices are lower than you pay for
inferior goods elsewhere, a
A little early, but we are ready with a
splendid assortment of Sue Alaska Seal -
Garments. Our short and i&edfesa'-i
length Alaska Heal Jaskets are faaK-f
j - ' vr
less In shape, and our prices low beyond
competition, ( ,
Bemember there Is so doubt as to tha '
xeliaollity of our Seal Garments, . f
Our Silk Department Black and Col
ors has special inducements this week,
in the largest variety of fashkraabia
Silk dress fabrics in the largest raage'ef!
colors an education to see this SBl
Department and its wonders of weavlse
-from the best makers ot the OWaad1
New Worlds. .'""
Oar Dress Trimming Department is
up to and ahead of the times with the
largest stock of fine dress trisuaiags
and buttons many choice novelties that
are not shown elsewhere.
Housekeepers, don't forget the Blan
ket Room the New Table Linens the
lovely patterns in the new Lace Cor
tains, also the new colorings ia Por
tieres and Heavy Curtains and Up-'"
Cose to the store and see all this and - '3W
lots besides this Is tho week. A '
Quite a lot of new and experieaee '
Clerks to handle the rush of Fall trad, t
PENN AVENUE STORES.