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A Hebrew Colonization Soci
ety Started in the City.
THE MEMBERSHIP IS 500.
Jerusalem May let be a Proud Cap
ital in Old Palestine
IB SPITE OF ANCIENT PEOPHECI.
Bending Oyer the Poorer Hebrews to Farm
Lands in Israel.
WEALTHY MEN BACEIKG THE SCHEME
The question has often been raised in the
past and will be raised again in the future
whether the Hebrews are ever to be
recognized as a distinct people or merely as
a religious sect. The fact is they are
prouder of their nationality than they are of
their religion. A strong movement has
been in progress in Europe since 1870 look
ing to the re-establishment of the Hebrew
nation in Palestine and the restoration of
old Jerusalem as the proud capital of a
About a year ago the society was intro
duced in theiJew York, and within the past
two months a branch has been started in
Pittsburg under the general name of
".Lovers of Zion." The object of the society
is the colonization of Palestine by Amer.
csn Hebrews. The Pittsburg branch was
organized by Itabbi Brachio Meyerovitz, of
the Wylie Avcuue Synagogue, and already
two or three Hebrews have been sent back
to the Holv Land fiom this section through
its influence. About 1,800 colonists have
gone from the country at large.
THE SOCIETY'S OBJECT.
In the constitution of the association the
objects are stated to be thee: To improve
the conditions of the Hebrews in Palestine;
to assist the Hebraic colonists of Palestine;
to establish new colonies in that country; to
instruct the people in agriculture and other
industries; to propagate the idea of a settle
ment of Hebref s in the Land of Israel, and
to diffuse the knowledge 01 the Hebrew lan
guage. "While there is an element of charity
in the objects as stated, the ultimate idea is
to restore the nation.
The President of the local association is
H. Baphael, and H. Malachowsky is the
Secretary. In an interview yesterday J. G.
Scheinman, one of the members, said: "The
branch in Pittsburg numbers between 400
and S00 members. Some of the members of
the Gusky firm and many other prominent
Hebrews belong to it The membership,
however, consists largely of the middle and
lower classes, and at present the society
aims to induce the poorer and oppressed
Hebrews to return to the Holy Land, where
they are settled on land which the associa
A SMALL SUM CHABGED.
"They arc charged the small sum of 25
cents per month on account until the land is
paid for. "We reason that as much money
can be made in Palestine in agricultural
pursuits as in peddling in America, for
example, and in addition, the poor Hebrew
escapes that scorn and intolerance which
we are sadly forced to admit is so prevalent
even in this enlightened age. There are
about 300 Hebraic families ia Pittsburg,
and we hope to see the day when they will
be back in Palestine living happily as part
of a powerful nation, as did our ancestors
once in the past.
"Even the richer class of Hebrews are
anxious to return, and many of them are
willing to forego wealth to aid in re-establishing
the government. "We are working
by personal solicitation and slowly educat
ing our people up to the idea. Eabbi Mey
erovitz has his whole heart and soul iu the
work, and by his preaching he has already
done much good.
"In spite of prophecv, we believe the
Hebrew nation will be restored. The land
is purchased from the Turkish government
at nominal figures.
"It is still rich in fertility and easily culti
vated. It yields Eastern products in abun
dance, which are exported into Europe."
For years the prominent and wealthy
Hebrews of Europe, the Rothschilds, the
Hirschs, the Montagues and even Moses
Montefiore, have directed their attention to
the colonization of Palestine. Baron Hirsch
sot long since contributed 60,000,000 francs
for this purpose. These men firmly believe
the time will come when the Hebrews will
once more occupy their Ghettoes and syna
gogues, not as captives, but a free and inde
The members of the society hope to live
to see the dav -when the words of the prophet
hall be fulfilled:
Behold, days are coming, saith the Eternal,
when the plowman shall come close up to the
harvester, and the one treadiDg grapes to him
thatscattereth the seed, when mountains shall
drop s eet new wine, and all the hills shall
melt away therewith. And I will return with
the captivity of my people Israel and they shall
build the wasted cities and d ell therein, and
they shall plant vineyards and drink their
wine; and they shall lay out gardens and eat
their lruit. And I will plant them upon their
own soil, and they should not be nprooted any
more oat of the soil I have given them, hath
fcaid the Eternal thy God.
During the recent Hebrew festivals
Babbi Meverovitz referred to the movement
now in force among American Hebrews.
He made a strenuous appeal to the modern
community to assist in maintaining the
principles that constitute the Israehtish
nationality. He spoke of the movement to
colonize poor Hebrews in Palestine as by no
means the least of the levers to be used.
Babbi H. Scheinman ably officiated in
the service and acted as cantor during the
festival, and alto delivered sermons several
The Death Kate for TbisBIontb. Higher Than
the Average Lust Tear.
The September report of the Bnreau of
Health filed yesterday shows a lively sale
of vaccine virus, nearly three times the
quantity of that article having been sold
over the previous six months, and the re
ceipts therefor amounting to 90. Other re
ceipts amounted to 5206 10, against 52.89C 49
expended during the month.
The mortuary report for the month shows
a total of 352 deaths, equal to an annual
death rate of 18 4 per 1,000 inhabitants, con
siderably above the rate for September of
last year, but less than the year previous.
There were 448 cases of infectious diseases
reported, of which 76 were fatal. The Old
City had 97 cases and 18 deaths from infec
tious diseases; the East End had 255 cases
and 35 deaths; the Southside had 85 cases
and 12 deaths, and 11 deaths were reported
from the hospitals.
hO QUORUM AGAIX
Tito Allegheny Committee n Public Work
Fails to Meet.
The meeting of the Committee on Public
Works failed yesterday for the lack of
quorum. This is the second time within a
month that this committee has failed to se
cure a quorum, and one member expressed
himself iu very decided language about it
yesterday. Said he: "Here's a big stack of
ordinances for street openings and other im
provements that might be made before the
winter sets in, held back and hindered, to
the loss and detriment of deserving people,
Eimply because some of these fellows are too
hxj or too disinterested to come around."
ON II Gill GO
The Church's Prospects Aro Steadily Grow
The annual assemby of the First District,
Church of Co-operation, Pennsylvania
Branch, took place in the First Christian
Church, Allegheny, yesterday. About 45
delegates were present from the various
The morning session was principally de
voted to prayer and religious exercises.
Committees on resolutions, entertain
ment and auditing were elected. Treasurer
John Hirkpatrick reported that $232 45 was
contributed during the year.
The county secretaries also submitted
their reports, but only one or two showed
signs of improvement since last Tear. Law
rence sent in a good report, having paid
515,448 81 for charitable purposes during
the vear. Allegheny county also showed a
good record. 'Westmoreland, Indiana and
Fayette counties were far behind. It was
shown that there were 21 churches in the
Southern district with good congregations
and no regular pastors. A long discussion
resulted on this announcement, and Mr. P.
Y. Pendleton made a strong speech, advo
cating the sending of an evangelist among
At the evening session reports were re
ceived from places assisted by the board.
Encouraging reports were handed in from
the churches at Beaver Falls, Mansfield,
Greensburg and the East End. Secretary
H. K. Pendleton reported that the board's
expenditure during the past year had been
$2,000, and the amount raised outside of this,
$7,000. Eighty-seven new members were
admitted during the year. A ladies' meet
ing will be held this morning, and the after
noon and evening will be devoted to prayer
and business matters.
A SAY0EI TEI0.
Assistant Scperintendent O'Mara Tarns Up
an Old Robbery Case.
A white man, who is known by all his
acquaintances as ".Nigger Eeagan," was
arrested by Assistant Superintendent Roger
O'Mara last evening and placed in the
Central police station.
Mr. O'Mara tells the following story of
Reagan's crime: About 18 months ago he
climbed into the second story of the house
occupied by Mrs. Daniel Early, at .No. 50
Fourth avenue,and stole $150 from a bureau
drawer. He then escaped over the roof of
an adjoining house into the house then oc
cupied by Dennis J. Gallagher. He was
seen on the roof, but after the theft was dis
covered he could not be found in the city.
Dennis Gallagher and ''Tommy the
Dog" were arrested, charged with being
accessory to the robbery, but proof was not
at hand to convict them. Beagan fled to
Chicago, where he remained till this week.
East night he confessed to Mr. O'Mara,
and said that the money was divided with
Gallagher and "Tommy the Dog." The
police will go after those gentlemen to-day.
A SPANISH CHANCE.
The Pan-American Opportunity for a Pitts
The sub-Committee on Entertainment of
the General Committee to take charge of the
Pan-American Congress when they visit this
city, held a meeting in the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning.
The Chairman, Mr. J. B. Scott, called the
meeting for the purpose of deciding on some
form of entertainment. But a few of the
committee were present and nothing definite
was decided on, although some suggestions
A communication was received from a
lady who speaks Spanish, who requested an
engagement as interpreter for the party.
Already the applications for drivers' places
are coming in to Superintendent Eollansbee,
Yesterday he received a bid from a brass
and string band to furnish any music desired.
A HUGE CASTING.
A Wrist-Pin Made to Couple Ail tbo City
A heavy horseshoe wrist-pin, weighing
2,500 pounds, has been cast by the Crescent
Steel Company for the Brilliant Water
"Works pumps. The p!n is a bulky piece of
metal and is made of the best crucible steel.
It was cast in a round 20-inch diameter
mold, so as to allow a shrinkage ot five
inches through forging and turning.
The pin will connect the arms of the im
mense pumps together, so that they will
work similar to the double action of a loco
motive. "When this pin is placed in posi
tion it will be the largest in the United
HITHER AflD THITHER.
Movements of Pitlsbnrcers nnd Others of
A number of Pittsburgers started last
night for Lexington, Ky:, to be present at the
great sale of blooded horses belonging to
Colonel Withers' estate which takes place on
the 10th inst About 300 trotting horses of the
Almont, Aberdeen and Happy Medium stock
arc to be Hold by the executors of the late Col
onel Withers, the sale beginning on Thursday
next. This is the great horse event of the
season. Among the Pittsburgers on their way
to Lexington to witness the event are Adam
Fubs, the Diamond market batcher; George
Anderson, of the Hotel Anderson; Harry Rea,
the Liberty street commission merchant; Dr.
Jennings, veterinary surgeon; Joseph Fleming,
druggist, and Joseph Hastings, contractor.
Pittsburg will be represented at this great sale
by not less than 15 to 20 of our horsemen.
H. FennO, an old newspaper man,
formerly of the New York Times, bat now a
metropolitan book publisher, is at the Hotel
Dnqnesne for a brief period. Mr. Fennahad
bard sledding to get a room to sleep in last
night, and plaintively inquired or a Dispatch
representative if Pittsburc was enioymg a
boom or was it in its normal condition. Bung
assured tbat it was now a daily occurrence for
every Hotel in Pittsburg to turn away guests,
he expressed amazement at such a state ot
affairs. There certainly is a tremendous influx
of visitors at present in Pittsburg. The voyager
who wants a room must telegraph for it to any
hotel in Pittsburg at least a day in advance.
Captain W. B. Badgers and Mr. Charles
Cramer, of the Time Coal Company, went fish
ingMonday afternoon at the Davis Island dam.
The wind was cold and nibbles scarce, but they
patiently sat on the bear trap for lour long
hours and watched their bobbins in the water.
As a reward for tneir Ikewaltonian patience
Mr. Cramer caught a jack salmon weighing 4K
pounds, while Captain Rodgers caught a large
and finely developed cold.
Miss Mamie and Ella Hook, of Law
renceville, were passengers eastward last night
bound for Orlando, Fla., where they will pass
the winter. They were joined at Greensburg
by Miss Alice Zimmerman, who will enter a
convent near Richmond, Va., for scholastic
Joseph More, formerly a well-known
Pittsburger, now a stock farm owner of Lan
caster, Pa., was in the city yesterday, the guest
of Mr. W. M. Patrick, ot Bidge avenue, Alle
gheny. Mr. J. "W. Bryant, of the Times-Democrat,
of New Orleans, who.has been in the city
for a week, departed last evening for his homo.
He will spend a few days in Cincinnati.
Mrs. J. M. Foster, Mrs. B. H. Jones and
Mrs. John Marshall, of Moorhcad Union, left
for Philadelphia yesterday to attend the State
Convention of the W. C. T. U.
John Niebaum, of the firm of Dean Si
Niebaum, who was injured in the late West
Pcnn accident, was able to be at business for
the first time esterday.
Mr. T. Kirk "White, of York, accom
panied by his devoted and accomplished grand
daughter. Miss Edith M. Owens, are guests at
the Hotel Dnquesne.
Francis Tinker and wife, of Main street,
Lawrenceville, have gone to Washington to
attend the assembly of the Knights Templar.
Captain James A. Henderson and Cap
tain Addison Lysle are in Cincinnati on busi
ness, and will remain there nearly all week.
Lieutenant Henry B. Osgood, well
known in Pittsburg, has been promoted to
a captaincy in the United States army.
B. Longnecker, of Columbus, was a
visitor in the city yesterday, domiciled at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel.
James H. Painter, of Kit tanning, was
a guest of the Seventh Avenue Hotel yesterday.
THE 7 PITTSBURG-
ACADEMY OF SCIENCE.
Important Step Taken by the Iron
City Microscopic Society.
A FEDERATION OP LEARNED MEN.
Conference of Various Organizations Called
for NoYember 5.
OTHER SOCIETIES TAKING ACTION
The Iron City Microscopical Society held
its annual meeting in the parlor adjoining
the Pittsburg Library last evening. Kev.
Dr.W. J. Holland presided and 17 members
were present. Action was taken looking to
a federation of all the scientific societies of
the two cities into an academy of science.
In his annual report Bev. Dr. Holland
referred to the proposition of bringing the
various societies together. He believed that
they could form so strong a federation that
they would be able to erect or rent a sub
stantial building, where a scientific library
could be established, and that such a union
would give to scientific studies in this city a
strong impulse. The movement was started
by the Microscopical Societv, which had, at
a former meeting, appointed a committee to
correspond and confer with the other organi
zations. He urged the society to take some
formal action iu the way of extending to the
other societies an invitation to send dele
gates to a conference to he, held on some
Mr. C. C. Mellor said that he understood
that the engineers and botanists had ap
pointed committees on the matter. The
photographers, he believed, would appoint
a conference committee at their next meet
ing. The Art Society board will -meet dur
ing this week and is expected to move in
Later in the session Mr. George H. Clapp
moved that the Microscopical Society's Con
ference Committee be directed to extend to
the secretaries of the Engineers' Society of
Western Pennsylvania, the Botanical
Society, the Art Association, the Amateur
Photographers' Association, the Society of
Architects, the Allegheny County Medical
Society, the Dental Society and any other
scientific associations which may be in ex
istence in Pittsburg or Allegheny, an invi
tation to send delegates to a conference, to ar
range for a federation of the several societies
into an Academy of Sciences, the conference
to be held on Tuesday, November 5. The
motion was adopted by a unanimous vote.
The Conference Committee of the Micro
scopical Society is composed of Messrs. C.
C. Mellor, Charles G. Milnor and George
This action has been quietly discussed
by members of the scientific societies
of this city for several months. In
an informal way it has been so
generally approved that there exists no
doubt of its consummation. Assurances have
been received from some of the wealthy and
public spirited citizens ot the two cities that
tbey will liberally contribute to the estab
lishment and maintenance of such an amal
gamation. It is not designed to unite the
societies into one, but to secure unity in
action and in the establishmentof a scientific
library, museum and assembly hall.
In his annual report last night Bev. Dr.
Holland complimented the society on its
flourishing condition. In ayear its member
ship had increased from 73 to 83. Its treas
ury contained a balance of $114. The library
had received books valued at $153. Its
meetings had been well attended, and valu
able ana interesting papers had been read.
Dr. Holland regretted that no-arrangement
had been made for the publication and
preservation of the scientific papers. The
society had recently been entered at the
New York Custom House as an association
entitled to receive books, charts and speci
mens from foreign lands free of duty.
APPLYING TOE A CHASTER.
Bev. Dr. Holland, William J. Prentice
and C. C. Mellor were elected a committee
to procure a charter for the society. The fol
lowing officers were elected for one year:
President, Bev. W. J. Holland, D. D.. Ph. D.;
First Vice President, William J. Prentice;
Second Vice President, C. C. Mellor; Becording
Secretary, Dr. Hiram DePuy: Corresponding
Secretary, George H. Clapp; 'Treasurer, ft G.
Milnor; Curator, Herbert Walker.
The following specimens, placed under
microscopes, were arranged upon the table
last night, and were examined with much
pleasure by the members of the society:
Section of a human lung affected with pneu
monia, by Mr. Milnor; leaf ot deutzia,
stomata in leaf of eucalyptus, stellate hairs
on leaf of shepherd's purse and leg of
byncmeces squamosis, Dy .air. JMellor; portu
lacca seeds, by Mr. Walker; fern leaf gold,
by Mr. Prentice, and blood corpuscles of
the proteus, by Prof. J. Gordon Ogden.
The leg of the hypemece, a rare insect,
outshines the peacock for brilliancy of
coloring, its scales being of metallic sheen,
with all the colors of the rainbow. The
blood corpuscles of the proteus, a water in
seet, are the largest corpuscles known.
They are 1G0 times the size of the corpuscles
in humau blood and are oval in form, with
a central nucleus.
PENKSI OFFICIALS IN TOWN.
Annual Junket In Procress Our Exposition
The big wigs of the Pennsylvania Bail
road and tributary lines' were in Pittsburg
last night. They hung on by their teeth at
the Hotel Anderson, and went down to the
Exposition to sec how that $5,000 subscrip
tion had panned out in actual results. They
were astonished and delighted by the show
made at the Exposition. General Manager
McCrea, of the Panhandle lines, spoke for
the party while at the Hotel Anderson last
night, and said that the railroaders were
just on their annual jnnket only that and
nothing more. Being asked whether or no
the tremendous work at Johnstown had ex
cited the admiration of the directors, Mr.
McCrea said that they had viewed the work
as a whole and not in detail, but were very
much pleased at the results of Supeiinteud
ent Pitcairn's energetic administration ot
The party embraced the following: George
B. Boberts, President: J. N. Dubarry, First
Vice President ; John P. Green, becond Vice
President : W. Morris, Third Vice President;
Directors H. D. Welsh, J. B. Kennedy, J. W.
Hutchinson; Secretary D. S.Nowhall; J. Ely,
Superintendent of Motive Power; J. N. Atkin,
Superintendent of Baggage: C. EL Pugh, Gen
eral Manager; W. H. Brown, engineer of Main
tenance ot Way, and J. N. Harding, Clerk.
Messrs. J. W. Pettit and E. B. Walton, Direc
tors, returned to Philadelphia last night. The
Earty will leave for Ashtabula, Chicago and St.
lOuls this morning.
The Sewlckley Dairy Co.
The first annual meeting of the Sewickley
Dairy Company was held yesterday after
noon, in the parlor of the St. Charles Hotel.
The reports read, though brief, were satis
factory. The company began the delivery
of milk and cream but a few weeks ago.
owing to the desire to have their plant and
business thoroughly perfected and systema
tized before undertaking to supply consum
ers, but they have already met with such
success as to be almost upon a self-sustaining
basis. Adding to this the prospects tor
gas and oil upon their large territory proven
to be directly in the belt the stockholders
have reason tor congratulation. The Board
of Directors elected is as follows: A. M.
Marshall, S. A. Duncan, L. SI. Plummer,
Cochran Fleming, J. K Fleming, A. SI.
Byers, C. L. Walther, W. J. Caskey, Will
B. O, Henderson, an employe of the Union
line, dropped dead in his boarding house,
No. 716 Dnquesne way, at 7 o'clock last
evening. Physicians were summpned, but
they found life extinct. The body was con
veyed to the morgue. The man had been
ailing some time.
Tho Great Annual Convention to be Held
Here Next Week Important Subject
On Tuesday next the American Boiler
Slannfactnrers' Association will hold its
annnal convention in this city, with head
quarters at the Hotel Anderson. The con
vention will be held either at that hotel or
in the Common Council chamber. Five
hundred manufacturers, from all parts of
the United States and Canada, will be pres
ent. Thev will represent a combined capi
tal of $1,000,000,000, many of them ranking
as millionaires. A. T. Douthitt, of this
city, the founder ot the association, with
James Lappanand other Pitsburg boiler
men are busily engaged making arrange
ments for the affair.
Mr. Douthitt received yesterday a letter
from Secretary Windom, of the Treasusy
Department, which wili be read at, the
meeting. Secretary Windom, by virtue of
his position, has charge of all tariff matters
relating to boiler materials. The Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company has also forwarded
to Mr. Douthitt a statement of the official
tests made by their celebrated engineers at
Altoona, which will form an important sub
ject for discussion at the convention. Other
topics pertaining to the safety of steam
boilers and various industrial questions
will be discussed. There is a long list of
committees on such subjects as "Materials
and Tests," "Eiveting and Caulking,"
"Slanheads and Manholes," "Safety Valves
and Horse Power." These will give an
idea of the character of the debates which
will take place. It is expected to be the
greatest gathering of iron manufacturers
which has ever been held in this city.
A PAINTERS' VICTORY.
Firemen Will No Longer Wield the Brush In
The painters of Allegheny City have at
last secured a victory in the matter of stop
ping firemen trom painting engine houses.
About a year ago Local Union No. 15,
which is the strongest in the city, began to
protest against this work being done by the
firemen in their leisure moments. They ad
vocated giving out the work by contract to
union painters, the same as has been done
in Pittsburg for years. The Councilmen of
theNorthside did not take kindly to the
idea on the ground tbat they did not have
to pay the firemen for the work.
A committee composed of Messrs. M. P.
Carrick, G. F. Dysert and James Brady
was appointed to push the matter. At the
meeting of the City Property Committee
Monday night a resolution was passed to
give the work out by contract.
At a meeting of the union last night a
unanimous vote of thanks was passed to the
City Property Committee for their action.
THE HOLDERS' SCALE.
New members Being Received Into Local,
L. A. 1030, Knights of Labor, molders,
held a meeting last night. The impending
advance of wages asked for was discussed,
but as the movement is general among the
members of the craft irrespective of any or
ganization, no action was taken upon the
matter. The assembly received one new
member and three propositions. This is a
fair indication of the steady growth of the
order in the district.
The demands of the molders for an ad
vance of 10 per cent in the present wages
were presented to the employers yesterday.
None of the latter gave any indication that
they would sign the new scale. The latter
takes effect on the 21st instant and if no
answers are received by the evening of the
19th, the men will not go' to work on the
following Monday. Another general meet
ing will be held Saturday evening in Im
KEW FURNACES AT ZDG'S.
Painter Si Sons are Again Turning; Oat
Southern Cotton Tics.
Fonr new puddling furnaces are being
built in the Sable Iron Works of Zug & Co.
When finished the mill will have 38 single
puddling furnaces in their two departments.
Nearly six months ago the firm concluded to
try double furnaces and built one. They
were so dissatisfied with it that it has just
been torn down and two of the new ones are
being built at the same place.
In the mill of J. Painter & Sons three
trains ot rolls are mostly on double, turning)
out cotton ties. They make over 30 tons a
TO MAKE TIN PLATE. .
Laufman & Co. Have Increased Their Cn.
pnclty 50 Per Cent.
P. H. Laufman, the sheet iron mauu
turers at Apollo, said yesterday that he had
just increased the capacity of their plant 50
per rent. This was done in view of the
tariff being advanced high enough to com,-,
pete with the English manufacturers. He
stated that as soon as Congress passes the
tarifi" legislation on tin plate there will be
half a dozen mills in this vicinity return to
the manuiacture ot tin.
AGAINST UNIFORM 0TERC0ATS.
More Trouble Among the Fenn Avenue
A special meeting of L. A. 2126, K.- of
L., composed of Penn avenue street car
men, win prooaDiy ue caiiea to consider an
order compelling the men to purchase uni
form overcoats. The latter are to cost
$17 50 each, and must be bought at a cer
tain place. The men claim they could pur
chase the same coats at other places for less
COAL GOING DP
And the Price of Iron Is Stiffening Very
In connection with the recent boom in
Pittsburg products it may be stated that the
price of coal at the railroad mines on the
Monongahela river has increased 10 cents
per ton. This is due to a scarcity of cars.
The price of all iron products is also on the
increase. Bessemer pig sold yesterdav for
Breaking; the Becord.
Carnegie, Phipps & Co. are breaking the
record on output at Homestead and, Brad
dock. At the former place on Monday they
turned out of two five-ton converters three
heats per hour, or 700 tons of steel for the
day. In the open hearth department sev
eral 18,000-ponnd ingots were made.
The Machine Successful.
The machine for the manufacture of steel
railroad ties at Homestead was successfully
tested Monday. The firm claim they can
turn out 80 ties per hour.
NATIONAL OFFICERS ELECTED.
O. IT. A. AT. Uniformed Rank Meeting at
The National Uniformed Bank of the
Order American Mechanics met iu annual
session at Greensburg yesterday. In the
election for officers the following result was
Supreme Councilor, James N. Anderson; S.
Vice Commander, W. R. Cline; S. Prelate,
Thomas F. Ashfort; S. Protector. C. W. T.
Cooper; S. Senior Councilor, ft W. Kline; 8.
Junior Councilor, L. E. Dunlap; S. Warden, J.
H. Hamilton; S. Marshal, M. Cas&iday; s. Re
cordcr, W. M. Kane: 8. Treasurer, W. S. Borne;
a Trustee, George W. Flower, and 8. Medical
Examiner, Dr. F. B. Magrew.
Business transacted was the appointment
of a committee to arrange death benefits, and
a committee consisting of Marshal Cassidy
and Captains W. F. Aul and P. Simmons
to revise the ritual and the military regula
tions. The term of office of officials was re
duced to six months, and the rank adjourned
to meet in ouononganeia vuy in, uctoDer,
DONE fflTH PRIMING
The Diocesan Union of Total Ab
stainers Convenes at Irwin.
AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION.
Members Advised to Take an Active Inter
est in the Movement.
OFFICIALS FOR THE TEAR ELECTED
The annnal meeting of the Catholic Total
Abstinence Union, of the diocese of Pitts
burg, was held yesterday at Irwin. There
were 120 delegates representing 45 societies
present. The Bey. Father J. F. Begis
Canevin was re-elected President for the en
The day's proceedings were inaugurated
by the celebration of high mass at 9:30
o'clock in the Catholic Chapel, .Father Con
ncry, the spiritual director of the union,
officiating. Father Graham, the pastor, de
livered the address, in lien ot the customary
sermon, in which be welcomed the members
of the convention to Irwin, and alluded to
the importance and high character of the
work in which they were engaged, which,
he said, -while prodnctive of temporal ad
vantages to themselves and those who
would benefit by their example, wouId
bring upon them dne blessings from above.
After the service, the delegates and local
societies to the number of 250 marched in
parade through the town, and at 12 o'clock
the visitors sat down to a banquet in the
K. of L. Hall, tendered to them by the hos
pitable folk of Irwin.
At 2 o'clock the convention was called to
order by the Bev. Father Cameron, the
President of the Union, P. W. Joyce acting
as secretary. The Secretary's report showed
an increase of 10 societies and COO members
on last year's 'figures, the total number of
members in the Union now being 1750.
The Committee on Auditing reported a
credit balance in the treasury of $&T5.
Amendatory clauses were then inserted
in the constitution On the proposition that
laymen should take as active a part in fur
thering the temperance movement as did the
clergy, Mr. Sullivan charged that the lack
of enthusiasm should be laid at the door of
the clergy and not to the account of the lay
men. It the reverend fathers of the diocese
of Pittsburg would take the interest they
should in the cause they would soon be fol
lowed by the laity.
It was proposed that a lay organizer be
appointed to see to the proper development
of the diocesan societies, and also that re
cruiting committees should be appointed by
each society, and report to the Secretary.
In the discussion that followed the Bev.
Father M. Sheedy said he was in favor of both
amendments, and believed that good would
result from them. He thought that during
the ensmng winter the organizer would have
opportunities of doing very effective work.
He was in favor of having a layman ap
pointed as organizer, and he believed that
the recruiting committees should be given
a trial. If one was not effective, another
could be appointed. He hoped jnat tbe
amendatory clause would pass, as he be
lieved it would be found that good would
The President said they always received
strong support from the ladies, and hoped
that they might hear from some of those
present on the question, but none of them
responded. Both amendments were carried.
FEINTING THE BULLETINS.
Considerable discussion ensned on the
amendment as to whether the bulletins
should be forwarded to the societies as here
tofore or printed in'the C. T.-A. News.
Some delegates took exception to the News
on the ground that it contained at times
anti-temperance news, while others held
that, as it was, the bulletins were seldom
read by members, and if printed in tbe iVewi
would be ignored. Father Sheedy was
opposed to any change on the ground that
the insertion of tbe bulletins in the New
might form a precdent for other onions to
accept it as the official organ, and held that
coming from the President and secretary
they would have more effect. The amend
ment was lost.
Father Cosgrove then made a short ad
dress, in the course of which he said that
a good deal had been said on the question of
temperance within the last twojdecades. He
remembered 18 years ago when he was then
a young priest, throwing himself into the
temperance movement which had been just
started in Western Pennsylvania, and
he had administered the pledge some
thousands of times. Since then the work
had gone on, aud he looked forward to the
time when it wonld leave its mark on the
history of the country. He had to give up
his work in the city owing to ill-health, and
going to a town where there was local
option had tried to organize a society there,
but found it hard work. When efforts are
made in such a case as this Almighty God
cast down a blessing npon them. He
will not ask what the results of your efforts
are, but what you did by force of example
to enconrage others.
AN IMPOBTANT QUESTION.
The question was a stupendous one, it
was hard to know where to begin. Primari
ly, we must take care of youth. We must
make this question of drinking disreputable
among our young people. In his young
days, a youth seen smoking a cigar wonld
have it taken from him by anyone pass
ing; now his own father couldn't
take it from him. We should try to
raise our young boys without knowing
what drink was until they were 25. At
that age they begin to have responsibilities,
to marry, and their common sense wonld en
able them to see what would be for their in
terests. Old drinkers we cannot change,
but surely we can take care of our youth.
If we go on in this way we may expect the
reward which God wifl give unto those who
serve him faithtnlly in this life.
Father Sheedy adverted to the necessity
of encouraging the circulation of literature
among the societies. He said that,atter all,'
very little was being done at present to help
on the cause of temperance. There was no
element of .attraction about the societies.
The difficulty was not so much in inducing
young people to become members as in keep
ing them in the soeiety. Beading clubs
and circulating libraries should be estab
lished, and prominence should be given to
temperance literature, for our young people
complain that the societies are too bene
ficiary and that they do not hear much
The President indorsed the suggestion,
and aresolntion embodying the Bev. Father
Sheedy's suggestion was adopted. Father
Lambing said that every member should
work among his neighbors as would a ward
politician drumming for votes. They knew
the weak points of their friends. Let them
use their common sense, and not depend on
a few trifling changes in the constitution.
Mr. Sullivan argued that a word from a
priest carried more weight than a year's
talk from a layman. He condemned the
practice of administering partial pledges to
men who had not courage to shake off the
habit of drink altogether. He held that
until the clergymen of the diocese, in a
body supported the temperance cause, their
constitution would be as a dead letter.
Father Lambing said that delegates should
inform their societies of what had tran
spired there, and they should discuss pro
jects for development among themselves.
On the question of the endowment of the
Father Matthew chair in the University "at
Washington it was reported that $707 had
already been subscribed of tho quota of
512,000 promised by the union. Of this
sum the larger portion was contributed by
Father Sheedy's parish and Scottdale. The
Johnstown societies were exempted from
the snbscriDtion. A rpfinlnflnn wn. flrinntajl
thanking the Irish societies for their recep- J
tional Convention at Cincinnati,
The following named officers were elected:
President Father Canevin, of Pittshurz:
TTIrfit VI f A PrPtMnn- TW T n f Hf 111-. oJV
Und Vice PreJident, mk Kaia Sullivan, it the ,
Southside; Third Vice President, Father
Lambing, of Scottdale; Secretary. P. yf. Joyce;
Treasurer, G. B. Hausler, of lrwhu,
Father Canevin was adverse to re-election,
bnt after an eulogistic speech from
Father Sheedy, tbe feeling of the meeting
was snch that he had to comply with their
wishes, and he was elected by acclamation.
Tbe following named were elected as dele
gates to the National Convention, to be
held next year in this city: Miss Kate Sul
livan, Mr. McNeelis, of Johnstown, and
William McLaughlin, of Pittsburg.
17,000 FEET OF STONE.
Sopt. DIalono Telli tho Kate at Which Hli
Superintendent M. L. Malone, of the Fed
eral building, felt somewhat aggrieved yes
terday over the complaints which have been
made to Supervising Architect"Windrim by
some Pittsburg man visiting iu .Washing
ton. Ho said:
He says the work Is going so slow tbat the
people of this city ought to protest, that stone
is lying on the ground here which ought to be
put into place, that not half tbe quantity of
stone is laid in a month tbat should be, and
that a month, or nearly a month, has been occu
pied in raising the rigging. Now, tbat man,
whoever he may be, does not know what he is
talking about. Let mo show yoa. Dnrliig five
months since 1 have bad charge of the work
here, 17,000 cubic teet of stone has been laid.
At that rate tbe 85,000 feet set Jn place in the
building shonld have been put up in 23 months.
You know it required four years. Tbat shows
how rapidly we nave been pushing tbe work.
You must consider, also, that as tbe building
rises In height the work of putting the stones
In place is constantly becoming necessarily
slower. No stone can be laid now, because the
rigging is being raised. We have only been two
weeks at that work, but if it is completed
within a month it will be a good job. The last
time tbe rigging was laid by Superintendent
Patterson, it cost $5,000. It is more difficult
now, because so mnch higher. We are getting
tbe rigging so high up this time that It will not
have to be elevated again! It will complete the
stone laying on the building. It is elevated SO
feet above what it was before.
HE FOUND THEST AT LAST.
111 Banaway Wife Gives Frank L. Be
dllllon a Two Months' Chnie.
The following telegram was received from
Wheeling last night:
Frank L. Bedilllon, of Pittsburg, came to this
city this morning in pursuit of bis wife who
had eloped from Pittsburg on August 17 last
with Andrew Schultze, the couple taking with
them nearly all of the husband's goods and per
sonal property. The wronged husband has
searched all the cities and towns within ISO
miles of Pittsburg since his wife's disappear
ance and only located the couple in Wheeling
a few days ago. He caused their arrest this
morning, but after they were in custody he de
clined to prosecute his wife. Hater be had
Schultze arrested oh a warrant, charging him
with felony In taking bis personal property and
also with being a fugitive from justice in Penn
sylvania and Schultze was committed to jail
until he could be taken to Pittsburg.
Honoc to Whom Honor ! Due.
House Painting and Decorating, a trade
journal published in Philadelphia, lately
offered a series of prizes for essays upon the
comparative strength, purity and general
merits ot the varions colors prepared for
the painting trade, and the subjoined letter
to Mr. L. E. Haid, of No. 921 Liberty St.,
shows the result of the contest:
Mr. L. E. Hald, 921 Liberty street, Flttsbarr, Pa.:
Deae Sib We have tbe pleasure to in
form you that the first premium for com
petitive essay on colors has been awarded
to you, and we inclose herewith a check for
$100 in payment of same.
Tour essay shows mnch painstaking 'and
careful thought; 'it also shows thorough ap
preciation ot the various features involved
in the test, and of the qualities of the vari
ous colors, and we are mnch gratified to be
able to recognize yonr work. Be good
enough to acknowledge receipt, and oblige
yours very truly,
House Paint, and Dec. Pub. Co.,
Per Arthur S. Jennings.
Remember All the Latest Styles In Chll-
Trimmed and nntrimmed, are now ready in
our millinery department.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Johnnn BotTm Malt Extract
Has wonderful tonic and nutritive qualities
that have made it so popular. Quite nat
urally imitators have come into the market,
against which the public should be warned.
See that "Johann Hoff's" signature is on
the neck-of the bottle. Eisner Ss Mendelson
Co., sole agents, G Barclay street, New
Gentlemen, Yoa Can Bar tbe Beat Under
To best advantage, as we show the largest
variety of best makes of Merino (medium
and heavy), all wool; natural undyed wool,
fine wool aud silk mixed; all pure silk now
is the best time to buy.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Young manl young womanl do you medi
tate matrimony? Be cautious; don't make
a mistake; begin right and your happiness
is assured. Commence by furnishing your
house with china, glass, etc., at Greer's, 622
Penn avenue, Pittsburg. mot
Soul Flash Jackets, Stylish la Cat,
Perfect in fit, ?10 and np; all new, in our
cloak room to-day.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
In high prices. The finest productions of
the bestknown factories of Europe at ridicu
lously low prices; call and be convinced of
the truth of this assertion at the china
store of W. . Greer, 622 Penn avenue.
London Neckwear This Week.
Choicest styles in onr men's furnishing
department. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Knable & Shusteb, 35 Fifth ave.
Stylish Shoulder Capes, ia Broadcloth,
In seal plush, wool, Astrachan and in
Alaska seal. Beal alachan, mink and other
fashionable furs. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s .
Penn Avenne Stores.
Exposition Bemember the Welsh
All tirades in cnuuren's merino uoiuvnii
Smallest to largest sizes lowest prices.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
- Penn Avenue Stores.
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Fbauenhetm: & Vilsack's Iron City
beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1186.
Tho Most Complete Stock or HI en's Fara
In fall and winter weights and styles here.
N Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Get the best. Fred. Brown's Ginger-
never fails to relieve nausea, conc, maiges
tion, etc No family should be without it.
Exposition Bemember the Welsh
Stylish New Capes
With accordion pleatings just opened at
Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
Exposition The famous Cambrian
chotus, with the great Thirteenth Eegiment
Natural Gas Bills Reduced 75 Per Cent.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co.,34 Fifth av.-
Fbauenheisi & Vilsack's Iron City
beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1186.
Exposition Bemember the Welsh
V ft ,
?' M0Eli.JfIGHT8CH0M.' ' '
The CalMrea la See the ExpesMM Teaefc-"
era Appointed. r
The meeting of the Central Board oi Edu
cation last night was presided over by Dr.
A. M. McCandless, who announced that
under the charter of the Exposition So
ciety the public school children were en
titled to free admission.
Prof. Xuckey said that the managers
wanted the children to come in the morn
ings, as the afternoons and Saturdays were
the times of tbe greatest number of paid ad
missions; they proposed to admit 2,000 chil
dren at a time.
Messrs. Phelps, Diehl and Holmes were
appointed a committee to investigate the
Major Hartzell moved that the High
School Committee .be directed to investi
gate the advisability of removing the com
mercial department from the mail build
ing. Mr. Henderson amended the motion
to provide for the erection ot high schools
in tbe East End and on the Southside. The'
motion was adopted.
Superintendent Luckey reported an en
rollment of 26,600 children, and an average
attendance ot 23,338; this is an increase in
the year of 611 in enrollment and 375 in at
tendance. The Night School Committee
reported a schedule of pay running from
150 a month for an average of 16 pupils to
5150 a month for 96 pupils. This was
adopted. Tbe schools open November.4.
An additional preceptress, at a salary of.
$800 a year, was allowed for the Academl-'
cal Department of the High School. The
Forbes, Oakland and Lincoln schools asked
for one additional teacher each, the attend
ance having increased. The request was
granted. Tbe expense of conducting the
schools last month amounted to 110,277 62.
Bexcham's Pills cure sick headache.
Pxabs' Uoap, the purest and best ever made.
Oar Blanket Boom.
A large spacious room, devoted to the sale
of blankets, white beiK spreads, cotton-filled
bed comforts, eider down quilts and pillows:
also a very large stock of linen crash and
glass toweling. We call special attention of
housekeepers to our very large stock of fine
fleece all-wool country blankets, from (3 75
to $10 a pair, and to our very low prices on
Booth & Fox best quality eider down quilts.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Newlr Married Couples!
Making preparations for housekeeping do
not forget that Dreydoppel soap is a very
important article to have. The finest and
best for ail purposes that soap can he used
for. Benders clothes beautifully white,
srfeet and healthful to wear. Full pound
bars, 8c per pound, at grocers everywhere.
Silk Stripe Wool Saltings Only 35 Cents
A yard, double width, new colorings. This
is the dress goods department to buy in.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Have you, seen that beautiful one at Henry,
Terheyden's? It is one of their finest move-
menta in gold case, ornamented with more
than 100 diamonds, set with artistic skill,
and valued at $450. Bemember, Henry
Terheyden, Manufacturing Jeweler, No. 530
Smithfield street. mot
Advice to husbands and wives. Do you
desire happiness and contentment? if so, be
sure and buy all yonr china and glassware
at Greer's, 4522 Penn avenue, this will re
move one of the causes of nnhappiness.
Knable & Shusteb, 35 Fifth are.
Plush bargain .39c.
Plush bargain 75c.
Knable & Shusteb, 35 Fifth' are.
Exposition -The famous Cambrian
chorus, with the greatThirteenth Eegiment
Stylish New Capes
With accordion pleatings jnst opened at
Bosenbaum & Co.'s. .
Natural Gns Bills Bedaced 75 Per Cent.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co., 34 Fifth ay.
Fbauenheisi StTilsack's Iron City
beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1186.
English linen collars, new styles.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
ImpuritiBB in Hie Liver.
When the Liver is crowded or clotted
with a mass of impurities, its action be
comes slow and difficult. Pleurisy,
Headache, Pain in Side, Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing, if unchecked, in
BBOKEN DOWN STSTEMa
When you have these symptoms, try a
-few doses of the genuine
DR. C. McLANE'S
Celebrated Liver Pills.
Price, 25 cents. Sold byall druggists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg. Pa. Beware of counterfeits
made in St. Louis.
HATS AND BONNETS, .
All goods in connection with the" Mil
linery Department fresh and new, which
will be sold at reasonable prices.
YOUBS TKULY. i
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109 Federal Street,
1AL1FORNIA FRUITS EVAPORATED
J peaches and apricots, very choice: also
Golden Gate canned fruits, wholesale aad re
tail, by JNQ.A.REN8HAVV4C0.. k
t Family Greeew, t
JDS. HDRNE 2c.EaSj
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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Welcoao as a good dUaaer.
Our great bargalesia every DejMtrfrj;
ment . , 4
Tbe greatest Fall tzade we have ere J
had is now going on. ,
The people know the place aad ths!
As we have told yoa. onr present stooic..
eclipses la variety an oar farmer
seasons we haTe the goods that pasej 3
we have them is big quanatles;we have
them at tbe right prices.
The dress goods trade here !s weader.
fol, but we have won k by tardwerk,,
and this week we hare mere new tots ot -J:
- ssssssssssss -y .
special bargains. -,
Bee the donate-width, AH-Woel, 8Me-44
BorderSuiaBgsftt50eentBajart.,Akg j. j
to see tea new AH-Weel CTaMr1jSfPi-i
Stripe SuiHBggtae prices are h3wacs3y
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j.Ba seat tx jKoaa 1,10ms ever saonnryai
The Cashmere Stock fuB up with fats.
did quality at lowest prises.
The SO-ineh wide AU-Weol Bolting
Cloths plain colors tai ariitwss at
0 cents, are unequalea for the money.
All the latest and most stylish eeefe
in French pattern robes are he , ,.
rhsa t9 tt VlnA .Via E?n1f.l. ral. a.
w.... w mii M9 mirfrsxm WHVI P- TJ- 3
terns the finest costume cloths fca-,T J. '
ported. We show these ia largest as- " ,
sortmest of colorings. . -
The Great Bush in our Ladies' and
Children's Cloak and Salt Department
has not exhausted our stock-Dafly,
nrnmiTiTM nnffr"Tfimnrmni iiangQIO . -f
all the new cloths aad latest shapes..- &
Stylish and comf frtah
in medium and hea'i
lief largest steefc ot Beal Plash 30
uy- xuo uugn vwrca vx. omt JtAUOS r.
Garments, Coats, Jackets and mantles; "
our prices are lower than you pay for
inferior goods elsewhere. " '
A little early; but we are ready with a? '
splendid assortment of fine Alaska Seal";
Garments. Our short and mediua
length Alaska Seal Jackets are fault- "
less in shape, and our prices low beyesd
Bemember there is no doubt as to tho i
rellabihty of our Beal Garments. ' J- l
Our Silk Department-Black and CcV-f
ors has special inducements this week
In the largest variety ot f&shtenabla
Silk dress fabrics in the largest range of
' I. J
colors an education to see this, BBk
Department and its wonders of weavhscj
from the best makers of the Old and -
Our Dress Trimming Department is
up to and ahead of the tunes wita the
largest stock of fine dress trimmings
and buttons many choice novelties that
are not shown elsewhere.
Housekeepers, don't forget the Blan
ket Boom the New Table Llnens-the
lovely patterns in tbe new Lace Cur
tains, also the new colorings hi Por
tieres and Heavy Curtains and Up
holstering. Come to the store and see all this
lots besides this is the week.
Quite a lot ot new and experienced
clerks to handle the rush of Fall trade.'
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