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DISPATCH,- , FRIDAY
'COLOANKS ON TRIAL
A Methodist Committee Try
ing the Veteran's Case,
SECEET SESSIONS HELD.
The Emphatic Letter Which Stirred
Dp All the Trouble.
THOMAS BLASHFOED PEOSECUTOB.
Church Members Give Their YarjingTiews
cf the Quarrel.
1I0EE EYIDEXCE TO BE HEAED TO-DAY
The most interesting feature occupying
the attention of the Methodist Episcopal
Conference, at the East End, is the investi
gation being conducted by a large star-
chamber committee into charges made
against the Eev. John A. Danks. The con
ference sat yesterday only during the fore
noon. A committee of three was appointed
to audit the accounts of Treasurer Horner.
Annual reports were made by Presiding
Elder Johnson, of the Blairsville district,
and Presiding Elder Eaton, of the Alle
gheny district.. The latter wa applauded
when he said that every congregation in his
district wsn unanimous ior prohibition.
Eev. Dr. William Cox was removed from
the superannuated to the effective list.
ISisliop .boss called tne attention 01 me
conference to the Methodist Ecumenical
Conncil, which will be held in New York
inl91. This is the great international con
ference of the denomination, and each con
ference is entitled to one clerical and one
lay delegate. Eer. Messrs. Ncsbitt and
Meachram were appointed to nominate dele
gates at the conference session next year.
Tarentum, TJniontown, Monongahela City
and Green&burg were nominated for the
conference meeting in 1800. Greensburg
was selected. Conference adjourned until
A 3i'KEESrOET SQUABBLE.
Some interest has been excited among the
conference attendants by the case of Eev.
E. B. Mansell, of McKeesport, but it is
generally stated that, the disagreement be
tween that minister and a large minority of
his church will not come before the confer
ence or any of its committees. Whether he
will or will not be returned to the First
Church of McKeesport rests entirely with
the Bishop and his cabinet of presiding
elders, and their decision will not be made
known before Monday afternoon.
Eev. T. J. Leah, chairman of the Danks
committee of inquiry, called the members to
meet mm in tne church lobby alter dinner,
and he condncted them thence to the meet
ins place, in a hall over the hardware store
of Hall & Nelson, at No. 6231 Penn ave
nue. Tne committee c insists f 15 mem
bers, of whom Eev. Mr Leak is the only
minister from either ot t e two cities. The
members seem to have bi en taken from dis
tant points, so that the; would be without
personal prejudices in the matter. Eev.
Dr. W. B. Watkins. se xetary of the con
ference, was elected se rctary of the com
mittee. Mr. Thomas U ashford, the insur
ant agen who is a member of the Mt.
Washington M. E. Church, and its Sunday
school superintendent, attended as the
prosecutor, and was represented by Eev. E,
1. Miller as counsel. Colonel Danks and
his counsel. Eev. J. Franklin Gore, were
rlso present. I
THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM.
The general charge made against the
militant preacher is that he has been guilty
of conduct unbecoming; a minister of the
gospel. The principal specification is based
upon a threatening letter which Eer.
Colonel Danks wrote to Mr. Blashford. This
letter was read to the committee, and is as
SIT. WASmxGToJx, Pittsburg, j
October 26, 18SS. J
Sm 1 am going to move away from Mt.
Washington next w eek. II do so to avoid meet
ing yon, for I am only human and have an
infinite d!ust for liars, sneaks and slanderers.
In my past life I have seen better men than you
ever were bite the dust, jl am afraid of myself.
It I should meet you it is possible you might
meet your doom. The best thing vou can do is
to avoid me on all occafon, for. rest assured,
I bate liars, sneaks ana cowards above every
body else on earth. Ifciy, when you look into
the mirror, remember yon are looking at a
coward, a sneak and allar. Remember. Tom,
I know a few things yon have been thiuking no
one knows, but theydo, and I say on are a
liar, coward and a snfak. What bare yon to
Bay. you slimy, double-dealing wretch? But I
am wasting my time MTitinc to a coward. I am,
Late Colonel Sixty-third Pennsylvania Volun
At the Latrobe, Conference held a short
time before thai date of this letter, Eev.
Colonel Danks wjn.s retired from the effective
Est and made su pernucierary. It is said that
he accused Mr. Blashford and other
members of the Mt. Washington church
with having caused his retirement from thdt
charge. Shortly after the letter was written
Mr. Blashlord had Eev. Colonel Danks
placed under f 1,000 bond to keep the peace.
A KEPOKTEE IIEAED.
Tl-e committee yesterday afternoon heard
the testimony of Mr. E. B. Sawyers, a re
porter on an evening paper. He testified
that he had Several talks with Eer. Colonel
Danks andither persons involved in the
matter, in October. 18S9. and that Colonel
Danks acknowledged the authorship of the
letter, 6ayibg that he meant every
word of it, and that it ex
pressed precisely his opinion of Mr.
Blashford. The latter was" examined. He
produced some documents, signed by mem
bers of the official board of the church, bear
ing upon the dispute and sustaining Mr.
Blashford in whatever action he had taken.
The witness went pretty fully into the con
dition jf affairs in the Mt Washington con
gregation, and alluded to the alleged disrup
tion of the church choir by Eev. Colonel
Danks. At 6 o'clock the committee took a
recess! until 730 o'clock.
Daring the recess Colonel Danks said to a
reporter for The Dispatch that he
had' not yet found out what all
the specifications charged against him
were. He added: "This trouble will
noi be understood until all the details are
ljid before the community." Numerous
rumors concerning the charges against the
minister were in circulation at the East
End yesterday. It was said by a number of
the members of the conference that new
charges had been filed which had no rcla.
lion to the letter published above, but no
one could say what these charges were.
CAIXESO MOEE TVITlfESSES.
At the evening session, which was held at
the Emory Street M. . Church and con
tinued until midnight, James Morris and
Dr. W. L. Phillips Were called on behalf of
Mr. Blashford; John T. Hedrick, Henry
Zilk and Tnomas Hodkiuson on behalf of
Eer. Colonel Danks. The investigation de
veloped into a sort of trial of Mr. Blashford
si well as the actual defendant. Eer.
Colonel Danks defended his act of writing
the letter by alleging that Mr. Blashford
had resorted to underhanded methods
to prevent the congregation from
paying to Mr. Danks his lull salary. Much
of the evening examination was directed
to this point The testimony differed, some
-witnesses upholding the pastor, while Mr.
Morris stoutly defended Mr. Blaohford.
Both he and Dr. Phillips claimed that Mr.
Blashford was opposed simply to the
Church's entering into obligations which it
could not perform. Mr. 'Morris showed
considerable feeling in the matter, and said
that the best interests of the Chnrch re
quired Eev. Colonel Danks' withdrawal.
HE DIDN'T TELL ALL HE K2TEWT.
After coming out of the committee room
Mr. Morris said he could hare told a great
deal store about the trouble, tmt that the
committee would not give him chance.
The inquiry proceeds very slowly, as the
questions and answers are all written down
carefully by tBe secretary, alter the manner
cf a taker or depositions. The committee
will resume this afternoon.
The Women's Foreign Missionary Society
held its anniversary yesterdav afternoon,
and was addressed 'by Ber. Dr. Irwin H.
Carrel!, recently of Japan; Mrs. J. H.
Brown, President of the Children's Mission
Bands, and Mrs. B. F. BeazelL At the
missionary meeting last evening a large
andience was addressed by Rer. Dr. .T. O.
Peck, of Hew York, National Missionary
Secretary, and Eev. William P, Mc
Laughlin, of New Orleans.
ENGLISH LDTHEEAKS MEET.
A Notablo Body of Clergymen From All
Tarn of the Country Dr. Passovanl's
Fart In It.
In the stately auditorium of the First
Lutheran Evangelical Church, Grant
street a d Strawberry alley, yester
day, there assembled the General
Council of North America of that
denomination. Fully 100 clergymen
were present Irom all parts of the country.
They represent the welfare ot 1,350,000 wor
shipers, and controls 4,500 ministers and
8,000 congregations. Eer. Joseph A. Seiss,
D. IX, LL. D., pastor of the Church of the
Holy Communion, of Philadelphia and
prcbablr the most prominent theologian in
toe Lutheran Church, occupied the pulpit
all morning, opening the council. In his
black ministerial gown, his patriarchial
white hair, and with his measured style
of delivery, he attracted much attention.
The delegates representing Pittsburc in
the council include one of the most distin
guished men in the denomination through
out the country Eer. Dr. W. A. Passa
vant, whose portrait is given above. He is
beloved in this city as a philanthropist,
and beside backing educational and relig
ious enterprises, Passarant's Hospital made
his name familiar to ererybody. He is
taking a deep interest in the present confer
ence. A call of the roll in the afternoon showed
that seren synods were represented by dele
gates as follows: Pennsylranit Synod, 31
delegates; New York Synod, 16 delegates;
Pittsburg STnod, 18 delegates; District
Synod, of Ohio, 6 delegates; Augustana
Svnod, of Minnesota, 19 delegates, will be
38; Canadi Synod, 1 delegate, and Indiana
Synod, 4 delegates; total, OS.
President J. A. Seiss, D.D., LL.D., ot
Philadelphia, read his report. Among
other points were the following:
At the convention of this body in Chicago, in
1SSG, a resolution was passed expressing our
sympathy with our suffering brethren ot the
faith resident in the Baltic Provinces and other
portions of Russia undc. the wrongs and op
pression inflicted upon them by the Russian
Government. The earnest prayer of the
council then was that by the good providence
of God speedy deliverance might be vouch
safed them. But instead of relief, latest ac
counts are that they are being subjected to a
still heavier cross. According to the latest
information the authorities of Russia hare
entered npon a systematic effort to disable and
gradually suppress all German churches and
kcnools in the realm, most of which are
In the electiou of officers, three ballots
were taken for President befoie a decision
was reached. On the third ballot, Eer.
G. F. Krotel was declared elected. The
other officers were elected on first ballot.
They are as follows:
Recording Secretaries English, Rev. G. W.
Mechling, of Lancaster, O t German, Rev. J.
Nicum of Rochester. N. Y.: Swede, Rer. O.
W. Holmtrrain. Corresponding Secretaries
English, Rer. Dr. H. E. Jacobs of Philadel
phia: German, Rer. P. Pnatteicher, of Potts
ville; Swede. Rer. E. lnorelius, of Vasse, Minn.
Treasurer, W. H. Staaker, Esq., of Philadel
phia. While the ballots were being counted, it
was decided that the sessions would be
held from 9 to 12 A. M. and from 2 to 5 P.
21., and Dr. Belfour announced that the
young men of his church had arranged to
give the delegates a steamboat ride on Sat
urday afternoon. It was agreed to take up
the question of the proposed theological
seminary in Chicago at Monday morning's
session, on request of the Augustana
The business for this morning will be the
consideration of the reports made br Eevs.
H. E. Jacobs, D. D., of Philadelphia; E.
F. Weidner, D. D., of Eock Island, 111.,
and E. Belfour, D. D., or the First Church,
on "How does the preaching in the pulpits
of other than Lutheran churches during
synodical conventions agree with the declar
ation of the General Conncil made in
Pittsburg in 18G8?"
At the erening session Eer. W. Ashmead
Scheaffer, of Philadelphia, made an ad
dress on "Foreign Missions." Mr. Scheaffer
is Secretary of the Foreign Mission Com
mittee. He gare an interesting account of
the progress of the Lutheran missions in
India. Two of the men employed there
haTe died during the past year, and the
force employed is not adequate to the work.
He spoke of the necessity of increasing the
interest of the congregations in missionary
After the address Eev. Emanuel Edman,
of Princeton, 111., was consecrated by the
laying on of hands to the work of a mis
sionary. He will sail for India in a few
A HEBREW 0PEEA.
A Romantic Drama In Turner Hnlt Dram a
The Oriental Opera Company drew a big
crowd to Turner Hall last night, the norelty
ot a German-Hebrew play acting as a
mighty attraction. The playbill was for
the most part in Hebrew, and the title of
the piece was "The Emigrant Shoemaker,
or the Sailor Lad," opera in four acts, by
Herr Tomcshovsky. The language used
was the German patois spoken by the
Hebrew races of central Europe. The
whole opera eridenced the fact that it had
been originally two pieces, which the
author had ingeniously stitched together.
The opera proper dealt with the lores and
sorrows of Miss Eosalia and her sailor hus
band; while there was a 'companion plot, in
which an emigrant Hebrewshoeniaker, com
ing to America, makes many fanny blun
ders, and a host of sage and 'witty observa
tions on the novel manners of the people of
the United States. The villain of the piece
was a TJ. S. nary captain. The emigrant
was admirably performed by M. Gorvcn
stein, while the author, M. Tomcshorsky,
played the sailor and gare fall fling to his
fine baritone voice. Miss Tomcshorsky was
a pretty, if rather languishing, heroine, aud
Mine Greenberg was a capital virago.
The house was most enthusiastic throughout,
and the reporter learned that applause was
the same in Hebrew as it is in English,
To Ai'Jnil Cnrrent Rates.
The tableware branch of the American
Flints held a conference ou Tuesday night
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TEE EOAD NOW OPEN
A Great Demonstration Over Belle
Ternon's First Railway Line.
PLENTY OP 0BAT0RI AND EDIBLES
Old Villagers Awaken Prom Their leth
MANX PEOMIKENT PEOPLE PEESENT
The opening of the McKeesportandBelle
vernon Railroad was celebrated yesterday
by the officials of the road and the citizens
of the latter place. It was truly a gala day
in the history of Bellevernon, and nerer be
fore did the town present such an appear
ance. The sturdy old Country folk of the
borough awoke from their lethargic slum
bers of orer half a century, and turned out
to do honor to the first railroad line to afford
them rapid transportation to the outside
Bellevernon is a historic little borouch.
It was once a stopping place for Daniel
Webster, Henry Clay, Andrew Jack
son and all the illlustrious men
of that day, while on their
way to and from Washington via the old
stage coach route. It lies in a beautiful
spot of country about 40 miles up the
Monongahcla river. The Pittsburg, Vir
ginia and Charleston Eailroad skirls the
south bank of the Monougahela river, bnt
as the people had no bridge to get across to
it, the railroad did not benefit the town very
much. Nearlv nil their business was done
by the Monongahela river packets, but this-
metbod ot transportation is entirely too siow
for the townspeople.
PEOMDfElTT PEOPLE THERE.
On Monday the first train was run into
the town, and yesterday the event was ap
propriately celebrated. A special train of
five cars gaily decorated with flags and
bunting left the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
station at 8 JO o'clock and carried about 100
of Pittsburg's representative citizens to the
town. Among the party were:
William McCreery, W. W. Patrick, J. D.
Scully, Roly Smith, Max Moorhead, Captain T.
Favtcett, Alexander Dempster. Charles Mey
ran. R. J. McClure, J. E. Umstaetter, Ge?rge
HilLJohn hwan. ex-poatmasier of.Allecbeny;
W. R. Holmes, Dr. J. R. Murdoch, John GAffey,
ox-Sheriff of Westmoreland county, and Z.
Dilwortli. Among the railroad men were D. P.
Corwin, Sectetary, P., V. fc C; Georg E. Mc
Cague, General Agent, L. S. 4 M.S.:F. A.
Dean, General Freight Agent, P. k 1 E.; M.
E. Valiant, agent American Express Company;
T. W. Galieger, Division Freight, Agent, B. Sc
O.; F. H. Kennedy. F. G. Ballef and W. T.
Taggart, of the Lake Erie freigW department.
At McKeesport, where the' train left the
"Pemicky" tracks, the parly was joined by
President J. WainwngK, Secretary and
Treasurer W. T. Wallape, General Super
intendent O. A. Bogersand General Freight
and Passenger AgentJ. C. Grooms. At
every point along theline the people turned
out to cheer the train as it sped on over the
smooth and even roadbed. At Webster
and other points the school children were
assembled, and sang songs of joy and good
tidings. At erery workshop whistles were
blown, and when the train pulled into
Bellevernon the noise was deafening.
A BOUSING EECEPTIOiT.
Upon the arrival of the guests they were
giren a rousing reception and escorted by
the crack brass band of the borough, they
marched to a stand where a mass meeting
was held. Dr. J. T. Van Voorhis, ex
member of the Legislature, was the presi
dent of the meeting and delivered the open
ing speech. He began by saying that his
dream of 40 years was realized, thanks to
the shrewdness and skill oy the engineers
of the new railroad. He said the river was
the only means of transportation the town
had enjoyed, and while it was good enough
in its time, the present age demanded rapid
transit and quick returns. He compared
the engineers of the road to Napoleon, who
surmounted all obstacles in crossing the
Alps. He stated that it would be but a
short time until the road was extended to
West Virginia, and would soon be a con
nection of the Chesapeake and Ohio road,
in which a controlling interest is being pur
chased br the Vanderbilts. He said the
road would put new life and rigor into the
town, and nothing could retard its growth
and prosperitr. He predicted a number of
largo industries to be located near them in
the near future.
President J. Wainwright was the next
speaker. He was followed by Hon. George
V. Lawrence, ex-representatire from the
Congressional district. He began by saying
that the dar was an epoch in the history ot
the town, tie reviewed and called attention
to the different methods of transpoi
tation from -the days of the pack
saddle until the present time. He paid
a tribute to the Pennsylrania Eailroad, and
said the dar would soon come when the
journey coufd be made from Pittsburg to
San Francisco in one day. Electricity
wonld be the power, and trains would be
run at the rate of 100 or 200 miles per hour.
SOME LIVELY SPEECHES.
Judge Hunter, of Greensburg, followed
Senator Lawrence. His speech was a re
view of the rapid development of the coun
try. State Senator Bobbins, of Greensburg,
made the speech of the day. He reriewed
the history of the country, and his remarks
were receired with wild applause. Judge
Ewing, of TJniontown, said the county had
not one single railroad 30 years ago, and
gaTe a glowing description of the adrance
ment of progress from the Indian trail to
Letters were read from Congressmen
Bayne, Dalzell and other prominent speak
ers'who could not be present. The meeting
then adjourned and a banquet was held in
the Eoley House. The afternoon was spent
visiting points of interest about the town.
Iu the erening a reception and banquet
were giTen by the citizens of the town.
The new road is 28 miles long and
runs from McKeesport to Bellerernon.
Work was begun upon it some time in
December, 1887. For some time afterward
the company experienced considerable
trouble securing rights of way and only 11
miles were built. The other 17 miles were
constructed since April last. The, capital
stock is $600,000, mostly held by Pittsburg
parties. So far the road has cost orer 51,
000,000. The rolling stock consists of fire
locomotires, fire passenger cars and 100
freight cars. On Wednesday they turned
OTer 77 cars of coal to the Lake Erie Com
pany. The directors of the company are
J. M. Goffey, C. H. Saekrider, S. F. Jones,
E. S. Linton, J. H. Giren, B. L. Wood, Jr.,
and J. Chamberlain.
Tne following named well-known persons
were also present:
E, T. Douglas, J. W. Bailey, Dr. T. L. White,
A.A.U Campbell. J. A. Stelly, A. L. Riggs,
L L Stuckslader, Postmaster J. B. Shale, A
W. Smith. M. F. Rran. James Lvnn. Georire
Lipulg and James Dovcnney, proprietor of the
Jfewa. McKeesport; Joseph Campbell, Brad
dock; Hon. J. B. Finlay and James Alexander,
of Monongahela City, and Editor Richard Wi
ley, of Elizabeth.
JDMPED INTO THE WATER.
James SIcBride Took a Cold Bath in the
A man about 25 years of age was seen to
walk down to the Allegheny Ferry landing
at the foot of Main street, in the West End,
yesterday afternoon, and plunge into the
river. Several men jumped in after him
and with much difficulty got him to the
shore. He was unconscious when taken
from the water. Officer Donnell took him
to the Thirtieth ward station. He gave his
name as James McBride and at first said he
lived at No. 19 Wvlie avenue. He after
wards said he was from Allegheny.
Do Iot Experiment
With your stomach. Take that only which
has been proven to be pnrest and best. Th
genuine imported Carlsbad Sprndel Salt ie
admitted by the best physicians in ths
world to be the grandest remedy for stome
ach disorders. Be sore and secure the-
IN ALLEGHENY COUNCILS.
Both Branches DIM, bnt Xtttlo Bntlnei
Was Transacted A DIscauIcn onMpna
ment IIIU Improvement.
Both branches of Allegheny Councils met
last night, and neither, transacted business
of much importance. In Select Councils
the report of Controllor Brown was pre
sented for September, showing an ex
penditure of 561,934.73. A number of
petitions and ordinances were also presented.
An ordinance authorizing the issue of
$117,000 renewal bonds .bearing 3J per cent
interest was passed.
A letter was read from City Solicitor
Elphinstone, in which he claimed that the
resolution before Councils to build board
w.ilts"in the countnr districts was illegal.
An ordinance must be passed when they are
a public necessity. Mr. Schad wanted the
resolution nassed. but it wasn't.
A resolution was passed asking the Mayor
to enforce the ordinance forbidding persons
jumping on and off trains.
In Common Councils a number of peti
tions, resolutions, etc., were presented on
the call ot wards. One was an ordinance to
widen Frazier street, and the location of a
switch across Preble avenue to the works of
B. F. Jennings.
An ordinauce was passed placing a license
fee on peddlers. Mr. Neeb also presented
an ordinance regulatingthe vehicle licenses.
President Hnnter called attention to the
fact that the ordinance imposed a license
fee on persons "whether resident or non
residents" of Allegheny, and made no
reference to Pittsburg vehicles, there being
an agreement under an act of Assembly
that a Pittsburg license is good in Alle
gheny, and rice versa. The ordinance was
referred back to the committee for amend
ment. Mr. Eobinson, from the Health Commit
tee, presented an ordinance regulating the
removal and destruction of garbage, which
was passed finally.
The resolution providing for the expendi
ture of $25,000 for the improvement of
Monument Hill was taken up and
occasioned some discussion. Mr. Stauffer
wanted more definite information as to the
proposed improvements than contained in
the resolution. He said that there was a
more urgent need for the money in other
directions. President Hunter 'remarked
that he had receired numerous petitions
from the G. A. K. for the improvement of
3Ir. Rudolph added that the city had
promised in 1867, when the soldiers' monu
ment was erected, to improve the hill.
Mr. Stauffer mored to lay the resolution
orer for one month, but the motion was
lost Dy is ayes to S nays.
Mr. Drum said that the Committee on
City Property asSed for $25,000 with not a
scratch of the pen to show what is intended
to do with it. Twenty-fire thousand dollars
would not make a beginning on the Hill: it
would take $100,000, and when $25,000 is
spent it will be a good excuse ior asking for
more. It would only benefit a few people
anyhow, as the Hill is isolated. When the
people from the Ninth, Tenth, Elercnth,
Twelfth and Thirteenth wards ask Councils
for improrements the request is promptly
voted down. Continuing, he said that the
city now has more public ground On her
hands than she can take care of, and is
spending money on posies when the people
need it for neeessary improrements. The
resolution was finally laid orer for a month.
A discussion arose orer some printing au
thorized by the Mayor in a paper not official.
It was postponed indefinitely. A resolu
tion authorizing the transfer of $5,000
from the contingent fond to the city proper
tr fund for current expenses was passed
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttiburseri and Other of
Rabbi A. Bernstein has been connected
with the Hebrew Synagogue, corner of Fourth
avenue and Ross street, for nine years. His is
an orthodox flock, and numbers within the fold
some of the best-known Hebrews in Pittsburg.
Of solid build, an intellectual cast of counte
nance, and being a powerful orator. Dr. Bern
stein is regarded as a. leader among his people.
For this reason some value attaches to his
opinion of the movement among a class of the
Hebrews to colonize Palestine. After reading
The Dispatch article about the spread of the
scheme to Pittsburg, be came to this office to
say that "all the prominent Hebrews of the
city" are not in the movement by many means.
He says be and the great majurlty of the better
class of Hebrews in Pittsburg regard them
selves a? loyal citizens of the United States.
He says Eastern people "have devised this cun
ning scheme to rob poor peddlers of their earn
ings." Miis Emma D. Anderson, of Alle
gheny, sails from New York to-day for India,
where she will be a missionary for the TJ. P.
Church. On Sabbath morning next farewell
services will be held at each of the First,
Second and Fourth TJ. P. churches in Alle
gheny to four other new missionaries being
sent to Egypt by these congregations. They
are Rev. T. K. Cumnungs, sent by the Fourth
Church; Rer. E. E. Fife, sent by the Second
Church; Rer. W. M. NIeol of the First
Church, and Rer. E. M. Gifflin. sent by the
F church at large. In the evening a union fare
well meeting win be neia la the irst Church,
which Dr. J. B. Dales will bo present to ad
dress. Superintendent Follansbee, of the
Chamber of Commerce, yesterday received
word from General Manager Rickman, of the
International Maritime Exposition, which
opens at Boston, November 4, to notify all who
intend to have exhibits at the big show to make
their applications without delay. Applicants
mnst address J. W. Rickman. Uenetal Man
ager. Exhibits will consist of articles and
matters relating to ships, shipping and analo
The marriage of J. W. Stirzel, Superin
tendent of the Philadelphia Gas Works of this
city, to Miss Clara White, daughter of Dr. J.D.
White, of Fedoral street, Allegbeny.took place
last erening at tbe residence of the bride's
father. The Rer. B. F. Woodburn, pastor of
the Sandusky Street Baptist Churcbjnnited the
happy couple, who later left for the East on an
extended wedding trip.
GeorgeW. Jeffries, of London, England,
passed through last night on his way toDcnTcr,
Col. He is orominently associated with bankine-
interests in his country, and is one of those gen
tlemen of the English financial world who be
lieve that it pays to invest money in this coun
try. He said he had no objection to accumu
lating a corner lot out in Colorado if he got it
. General W. T. Eckert, of New York, and
prominently connected with Western Union
Telegraph interests, was a passenger to Cin
cinnati, St Louis and ether Western points,
over the Panhandle route last night. Tbe Gen
eral said his trip was of the vacation variety of
excursion, but he thought he could And time
for any business that might travel his road
Warren Wblfersberger, of the passenger
department of the Pennsylvania Railroad at
Philadelphia, returned to this city yesterday
from a combined business and pleasure trio to
Buffalo and adjacent points. Mr. Wolfers
berger is a gentleman who keeps his eyes open
and who could not forbear a good word for the
traveling facilities furnished by other roads
Eev. Jehu Holliday, until 'lately at
tached to tho African Methodist Episcopal
charge in Pittsburg, is making earnest appeals
for subscriptions toward tbe rebuilding of the
colored church in Johnstown.
The members of Local Assembly No.
1374, Cigar Makers' Union, had a meeting yes
terday, when they decided to sUrt a co-operati vo
cigar factory. They will make cigars and
touies, but no cigarettes.
John Kraus, who has been organist in
the Sharpsburg St. Mary's Church for 23 years,
has resigned through ill health. The congrega
tion presented him with a gold headed cane.
W. J. Dillon, Secretary of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' Union, will-address
the newly formed Trades Conncil at East Liv
erpool on the first meeting night.
Dr. J. M. Venn has engaged Toma to
"train him for tbe medical boat race. The
doctor is rowing eTeryday from 9A.X until
12, and from 3 until 1 o'clock,
John E. Daridson, Balph Peters and
Thomas Lambs have been appointed members
of tbe Pennsylvania Relief Department of the
lines west of Pittsburg.
Councilman Mart Brophy, of th"Ninti
ward, is celebrating the increase of his con.
stituency by the addition ol a Mr. Brophy, Jr.,
to the family.
General Passenger Agent A. E. Clari,
ot the Lake Erie road, left last night for Eagle
Waters, Wis., for a ten days' fishing trip.
Robert Bingham, an old conductor of
the Pennsylvania road, is now. lying seriously
W l UU. MV1HB M MLVlUUJ9U9t
Will Their Price Knock the TrustJ
Out of Water in Ihe West?
YIEWS PfiO AHD CON HEREABOUT.
Will Clans Flaj the Role of Santa Clans
Pro Bono Publico?
SWBETS MAT OR MAT SOT BE CHEAPER
The sugar interest is one of vast impor
tance to the people of tbe United States, not
one of whom is independent of it. Tariff
reformers will tell you that-il costs the peo
ple from 50,000,000 to $70,000,000 a year to
make one-tenth of the sugar the country
consumes. This feature adds interest to
Claus Spreckels' professed determination to
get away with the trust which not only in
vaded his preserre on the Pacific coast, but
has lately put the price of sugar up to an
extent that means millions of dollars to the
people of the United States. The big re
finery at Philadelphia is about complete,
and an idea of its immensity may be had
from the insurance on the building, 51,800,-
000. It is said to be the largest sugar re
finery in the world, and its capacity is
4,000.000 pounds, or 11,600 barrels, a day.
It is fitted up with orer 200 Westinghouse
engines instead of the usual arrangement of
belting, and when anything gets out of
order with one or more engines, that part of
the works can be shut down without inter
fering with the rest.
There has been a gTeat riralry among
brokers to get the agencies for the sale of
the product, and there are said to hare been
27 applicants for agent in this city. A cir
cular letter addressed'to jobbers states that
H. P. Dilworth & Co. have been appointed
Pittsburg brokers. It is said the applica
tions for agencies in the West, South and
Southwest foot up over 12,000.
IHE TRUST AFEAID OP HIM.
While some people affect to treat Spreck
els' pronunciamentos with contempt and in
sinuate that he is a man who likes to be in
terviewed, others say the Sugar Trust is
afraid of him, ancVpoint to tbe fact that its
stock, which has sold at 126, is now selling
at S3 or 84, and that the trust has been pull
ing prices down c at a time ior weeks
It is claimed that the Philadelphia loca
tion has all the adrantages of New York
and Boston, and added to them a difference
of 2 cents per cwt. in its favor as to New
York and 4 cent' as to Boston in the matter
of freight to the West, Northwest, South
and Southwest. On the lull output of tbe
factory the 2 cents would represent an ad
vantage of about $1,000 a day as to New
York and twice that amount as to Boston,
giringthem but the New England and a
portion of the Middle States in which to
contend on equal terms, and this difference
in freight rates is established by the Inter
State Commerce Commission. As the Penn
sjlvania Eailroad, Baltimore and Ohio-and
Beading Eailwav tracks all run into the re
finery it does business on the ground floor
in this respect.
The Spreckels' party profess to believe
that he is animated by philanthropy or
pride in his war on the trust, bnt there are
otners who think him of the earth earthy,
and predict an early wedding or subsidiza
tion. AN ADVANTAGE TO PITTSBURG.
Mr. D. W. Llewellyn, of T. C. Jenkins',
said the effect of the competition wonld be
to put this city on the same footing as some
other distributing points, which hare here
tofore had an advantage. He opined that
consumers would eventually get the benefit.
Mr. James Flood, of Arbuckles & Co.,
supposed that Mr. Spreckels was only
human. Mr. Flood hadn't any doubt that
Spreckels could get a trade as'large as his
soul desired if he undersold other refiners,
but doubted tbe existence of such a disposi
tion on his part, Mr. Flood thought the
trust able to fight Spreckels if it feltlike it,
and didn't beliere it had pulled down
prices eitberJbecause of fear of him or from
philanthropic motives, but simply because
it was able to dictate prices to the owners of
Mr John A. Bower, of Dilworth Bros.,
said that if Spreckels wanted to get Pitts
burg jobbers out of the arms of the trust,
he must do it by selling sugar cheaper than
it does. Mr. Bower attributed the decline
in price of sugar to the prospect of a very
large crop next season. He said Spreckels
was rich, but the trust was richer, and what
he might possess in the matter of certain
advantages might be offered in other direc
tions by facilities within reach of the trust.
Mr. Scott, of Allen, Kirkpatrick & Co.,
did not believe that Spreckels had any
notion of playing the role of bull in a china
shop. Said Mr. Scott: "He, Spreckels,
doesn't ask for all our trade, but only for a
share of it."
CUBBY 13 IN DOUBT.
Mr. Curry, of Curry & Metzgar, said he
did not know what tbe effect of the riralry
would do. i.t can only oe toia oy its -operation,
and it has not yet begun to operate.
Mr. Dewhurst, of Hawnrth & Dewhurst,
said: "I hare no Doubt Spreckels will
waken up the sugar trade, but it's too early
to predict results."
'ihe infantile part of the community has
no opinion to express, but hopes that Clans
Spreckels will prove a Santa Clans, who
will fill stockings on Christmas Eve with
sugar plums and sweetmeats so cheaply that
the hearts of all good little boys and girls
will be made sing with joy on Christmas
morning. And the most extreme high-tariff
man will not kick if he can sweeten his cof
fee with cubes at a nickel a pound, or even
Its'. In Cincinnati it is reported that Santa
Claus has talked as though the trust pole
might be long enough to knock the persim
mon and-that there were only $2,000,000
distance in altitude between one end of that
pole and his virtue, and it is supposed by
some that a bagatelle of $2,000,000, 4 per
cent of sugar makers' profits, will not long
stand in the way ol a deal.
HIS T0OL8 STOLEN.
A Carriage Fnctory Systematically Robbed
of 81.200. y
There has been a systematic robbery car
ried on at the carriage works of James W.
Moore, Twenty-seventh and Smallman
streets. It appears that for the past few
months valuable tools hare mysteriously
disappeared without anybody accounting
for them. The firm duplicated the missing
tools a few times, but these, like the others,
were lost Mr. Moore, howerer, got tired
of losing so many, so he put a detectire to
watch how they were lost. The detective's
investigation proved that the tools hare
been carried out a few at & time until Mr.
Moore has lost $1,200. No arrests hare
been made, but it is expected two guilty
parties will be arrested to-day.
In the Fur Room.
Our stock of seal jackets, -coats and wraps
surpasses in variety, extent and quality that
of any former season. We carry only the
besf Alaska seal goods, made by tbe best
tmzhuracturers. Any seal garments pur
chased from ns can be imolicitlr relied upon
as being not only the best in style, but also
to give perfect satisfaction in wearing quali
ties. No better time to buy this year than now.
Yon will find these goods and all other
articles in fur goods on tbe second floor of
our new suit and cloak room. Capable and
obliging attendants in charge of this stock.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
We have just receired a large lot of
draueht and pit mules, all sizes; also a lot
of general purpose horses, which will be
told at reasonable fignres. We bare in onr
stables 100 head of choice animals. Call
and see them. "
Abnheisi Live Stock Co., Limited,
62 Second are., between Market and Ferry
AN APOSTU'S BifiTHDAT.
fllarj'i Iindlea' Temperance Society
Honor Fnther (Matthew.
The Ladies' Total Abstinence Society of
St. Mary's Church celebrated the anniver
sary of Father Matthew's birth last night.
St. Mary's Church was crowded, and sereral
temperance hymns were sung. Eer. F. B.
Canevin spoke eloquently of the life and
labors of the great apostle, and drew a com
parison between him and O'Connell.
Eer. FatbeY Sbeedy spoke of thegood ex
ample shown by 80 many ladies in joining
the temperance societies through the diocese.
Women were deeply interested in battling
with drink, which stole away the peace and
purity of the home. The scene shifter, In
temperance, soon turned the happy cottage
into a miserable garret, filled with hungry,
ragged children. He then implored all
present to do their utmost in the temperance
cause. At the close of the celebration all
in the church took the temperance pledge,
and 30 ladies enrolled themselves as mem
bers of the society.
THE T0WJT WILIj BLAZE.
Fan-Americans to bo Treated to an Electric
C. E. Shipler, chief engineer of the Court
House, has been instructed by the County
Commissioners to receire the Pan-American
delegates when they visit this city witha
brilliant electrical display. On the north
side of the tower the American shield piece
will be chie?. In the upper division will
appear the word "America" in clear incan
descent lights with bars of red, white and
blue below. In the piece, IS feet high and
and 12 wide, will be 200 16-candle power
lights. The 24 loop holes in each side of
tho tower will be lighted by a 32-candle
power light in each, and a 24-light box clus
ter will be suspended from the flagstaff,
making a star of nearlr 200 candle power.
It will be a grand display and will co
considerable eltort. but no money ot con
sequence to the taxpayers, as the county
employes will do tbe work.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incident! of a Day in Tiro Cities Condense
for Ready Readings
The Board of Viewers yesterday held a pre
liminary view on the new sewer on Fortieth
and Butler streets, from Kirkwood's property
line to Almond alley, and on the grading and
paving of Geneva street, from Main to Forty
While Mrs. Jones and her two children were
crossing the B. & O. track at McKeesport yes
terday they were knocked down by a locomo
tive, bnt not seriously hurt. Another woman
was thrown from the tracks ten yards farther
A. W. Covebt, well known in Lawrence
ville, lost his youngest child, Thomas A. Covert,
yesterday. Much sympathy is felt toward the
bereaved family. The boy was a great favorito
among a large circle of Lawrence villa people.
Yestebdat a young Polish woman and an
old man named Evans were killed on the
Pcmlckyroad at South Twenty-second street.
The victims were crossing the track when a
passing train struck and killed them.
TnE Pharmaceutical Board is still hard at
work in tbe Monongahela House holding ex
aminations. There are 3.000 persons yet to be
examined. Tho numbers of those who passed
will be made public on Saturday.
Asnie Lott, living on Thirty-eighth street,
made an information yesterday before Alder
roan Porter, alleging that her husband, George
Lott, cruelly beat her children and otherwise
The ritizins living on Butler street, between
Forty-ninth and Fltty-first streets, are indig
nant over the deplorable condition of the
street, and threaten to sue tbe city.
James Ratbubn and his wife had a hear
ing before Alderman Porter yesterday for dis
orderly conduct. Rayburn was fined $10 and
costs and bis wife So and costs.
THEBlark Diamond Steel Works are to be
replaced with corrueated iron buildines. The
melting shop, which is about 400 yards in ex
tent, has already oeen rebuilt
Philip Atwood attempted suicide yester
day by throwing himself under a moving train
at Braddock, He was rescued and sent to jail
for ten days for his trouble.
Mbs. Annie DiniAirr, of New York, notified
insnector McAleese that her husband had left
her and she believes he is in Pittsburg. Thdf
ponce are looking ior mm.
The conductors and gripmen of the Citizens'
coats demanded by the company. Sometrou
blo may result.
about 175 officials of the Pennsylvania road
will dine at the Monongahela Honse next Mon
day, on their return from their inspecting tour
of the road. ,
Maby Connors was sent to jail for ten days
by Magistrate Gripp for disorderly conduct
She is thought to be insane.
Mourning shawls, square and long, in
Lupin's black cashmere and black Thibet,
ranging irom ovra -u ueavy wuoi iguz.
shawls, black, square and long shawls, i
checks, stripes, mixtures, in all the n
winter colorings old Udies shoulder
shawls, in two sizes and three qualitie.
square and long shawls in best qualities of
real Scotch tartans and in all the different
clans, lisht fancv shawls for erening Wear.
square shawls in white cashmere, French
chudda and real India chudda. Wu are
also offering the balance of this seasonjs im
portation in black cashmere, embroidered
and heary fringed 'mantles or fiscilus in
extra sizes, white India silk aud Japanese
shawls in large and small sizes, embroidered
all orer and hearily fringed with pure silk
tWiSt, JOS. ttOBNB IS JO.-8
Penn Arenne Stores.
Victory for the New No. 0,
At the Exhibition TJniverselle,
1889 (the great World's Fair), th
possible premium, the only prize tor sewing
machines, was awarded to the Wheeler &
Wilson Mfg. Co. Office No. 6, Sixth street,
Tisltlns- Eastern Cities.
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Bane & Bassett, are visiting New York anil
Boston markets looking up choice designs
in paper hangings.aiming to get tne newi
uuu uesb cpiorings in ujurai uecuraiiuus.
Oar Overcoat Department
Is nlwavs crowded, and the most populb
garment is our $13 light-colhred kersef
which is so d erervwhere else at !..
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond stfe
opp. tne new uonrt House. ,
.A Baranln In BInde-Up Dresses.
We offer to-day about 60 ready-made
dresses in all sizes, well made and hand
somely braided, in dark and medium gniys,
navys and myrtles, at the extremely low
price of $10. These are all new and (the
nest bargain yon hare erer seen. ,
Jos. Hobne & Co.''
Penn Arenue Stores.
Fine goods at prices far below thd price
of common goods at the closing-out sale of
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn arenue,
Dabbs has made quite an additionlto his
exhibit at the Exposition. Those going
should not fail to see it.
Exposition Fashionable nieht. Hear
the Thirteenth Eegiment Barid,-of New
Fbatjenhkim & Vilsack'B Iron City
beer crows in faror erery day. fPhone 1186.
Men's natural wool underwear.
James H. Aiken & Co., IPO Filth aye.
The entire stock must be sold quick.
Come at once and see the bargains.
F. Schoenthal, 612 Penn arenne.
A Land Offlco Business
Is done at Aufrecht's "Elite" Gallery, S16
Market st., Pittsburg, owing to low prlies
and fine work. Brine cniiaren. use eje
Closing out all goods regardless of post
or value. Come quick and get a bargain.
. F, SoHOKtrxHAi-, 613PeaaTeatfe.
Dr. Larablnr Keads a Paper Abeot Loeai
lets of Interest.
The Westerta Pennsylvania Historical
Society held k regnlar meeting yesterday
afternoon, andf the lew members present lis
tened to a paper on "Pioneer Landmarks in
Western Peansylvania," prepared by Eery
Dr. A. A, Lsjmbing.
He spoke first of the Indian trails across
the mountairis orer which the early settlers
found their way. The old Frankstown
road, part ofwhich is now known as Franks
town areniie, East, End, U a landmark.
Frankstowii, alter which the road was
named, was a little hamlet on the Juniata,
three miles from where Hollidaysburg now
stands. Blair's Gap. named 'alter John
Blair, an early settler, is also an old land
mark. The numerous ferries, which crossed
the rirersnt different points, were old land
marks, also among them Harris' ferry, by
which the r Susquehanna river was
crossed wherejHarrisbnrg now stands; and
McKee's ferry! which crossed the Monon
gahela at McKeesport, named after Darid
McKee7, a Scotchman, who settled at the
mouthof the YYough," about the middle of
the last eenturr.
Mr. Lambing said that iu examining the
sites of some of those early mills, and the
streams by which tbe motive power was fur
nished, he wis surprised to find some of the
streams now merely rills, half a dozen of
which would not furnish sufficient power to
run a mill liow.
Last of all, the crossroads are landmarks.
They are the productions of civilization.
The ciossroeds soon became the location of
a miniature cottage, with its store.its black
smith shop, its tavern, and its big wooden
By request. jDr. Keyser read bis paper
again ofl baseball. J. C. Porter read one on
the Mexican Wiar.
An Easy Vaj of Saving: Money.
The saving in an ordinary family of fire
by using WalkcVs Wax Soap, instead of any
ordinary soap.Jis iully 10 cents per week on.
the actual cost of the soap, and probably
fire tides that amount on the wear and tear
of the clothes, estimating tbe total saving ac
60 cents per week, 'that would be $31 12 per
year, and in 25 years with interest woultL
amount to $1,167. Ask your grocer for
Walker's Wax Spap. mtup
Made of brass, (onyx and glass. Can be
seen at the old established jewelry house of
nenry 'Xerheyaen, jno. 630 Smithfield at.
'br Da People
Patronize us?J Because we sell clothing at
about one-half the prices asked by high
priced clothifrs. Our 13 kersey overcoats
tor wear prove our assertion, for its equal
can't be produced under ?25. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Summerpast, and autumn here, renders
necessary changes in clothing. The fall
fashions are pleasing, the materials in rogue
are unusually handsome, and the quality
unexcelled, 'at Sailor's, 53, 60, 62 Sixth
Don't Catch Cold
For want of a pood overcoat. Call and see
the ones we sell to-day at $13, worth $25 of
any man smoney. Jr. U. U. U.,
Cbr. Grant and Diamond sts.,-opp. the new
I Do Tou Paint
China? If so be sure and examine the stock
jt the china store of "W. P. Greer, 622 Penn
avenue odd. Library Hall. Pittsunrv.
"MoTOTAitr Dew" rye, put np in fall
.... ..- ct ni l.ui. : j. i-;-i
If st., and.is put up expressly for family use.
Exppsirioir Wagner night and fashion
able night. Splendid music
IraptiritiEB in Hie Liver.
FWben the Liver Is crowded or clotted
with a mass of imparities, its action be
comes slow and difficult. Pleurisy.
Headache, Pain In Side. Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing, if unchecked, in
BROKEN DOWN SYSTEMS.
When you hare these symptoms, try a
few doses of the genuine
DR. C. McLANE'S
Celebrated Liver Pills.
Price, 23 cents. Sold by all druggists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg, Pa. Beware of counterfeits
made in tit. Lonis.
AH goods in connection with the Mil
linery Department fresh and new, which
will be sold at reasonable prices.
. , YOURS TRULY.
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
WOOD MANTELS CEILIHG8
Manufacturers and Importers of Flno Furni-.
tore, uurtains ana urnamenu.
Delgni and estimate submitted for coaapleta
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Welcome as a good diaaer..
Our great bargains Is erery BeyMfrl
The greatest Fall trade we tare ere
had is now gates on.
The people know the ptaee sad they '
As we hare told jou. our preseat stoekj
eclipses la variety all our former
season we hare tho goods tbat please
,we hare them lo Dig quaQuties;w have
them at the right price.
Ths dress goods trade here is wes4er
ful, but we hare won it by&trdwRk,
and this week we Have mere sew lets eC
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Bee tse double-widtb, AH-Weei, BHe?
Border SuiHags at SS eeats a jascL
to see the new All-Wool Pkud ami
Stripe Sultlnp the prices are lowest
The best fL Broad Cloths erer skews.
The Cashmere SteekfaH up witt ffiefc
did quality at lowest prices. . f.
The KMnoa wide AH-W09I BnWnc
Cloths ptaifi colors aad atxtejcs at
60 cents, are nueqaalea for tbe mosey..'.
AH the latest and most stjHsh eeets
, la Freses pattern rebes are here. v -1
one oz a ktnd the SsgHsa Cloth pat
terns Oe finest oestHjsa oteUm fan.
poneo. we snow these la unrest as- SC
sortment of caterings. '
The Great Rasa la onr Ladles' and
Children's Cloak and SaJtDeparteeni
has not exhausted onr steak. rT-.
arrivals of new goods herein Jackets
all the new cloths and latest tihapos.'
Stylish and comfortable LongGarmeBts,
in medium and heary weights; IW aC?!l3
up.' Tie largest stock at Seal Pleas
Garments, Coats, Jackets and manMoai
our prices are lower than you nay for
inferior goods elsewhere. i
A little early, but we are ready with a. ;
splendid assortment of fine Alaska Seal
Garments. Onr short and me&aaj
length Alaska, Seal Jackets are faah-3
less in shape, -and oar prises lew beyond I
competition. - if-
Rememberithero is no doubt as to the
rcUa&Uity of nnr Seal Garments.
Oar SOk Department Btaok and Col
ors has special Inducements this week
Jn the largest variety of fashionable
Silk dress f abries in the l&rraat nun at J
colors an education to see this SBkJ
Department and its wonders of weavfas
from the best makers of the Old aa4
.new norms. t
Our Dress Trimming Department ii
up to and ahead of tbe fees with the
largest stock of fine dress trimmings
and buttons many choice noy elMes that
are not shown elsewhere.
Housekeepers, don't forget the Haa
ket Room the New Table Linens the.
lovely patterns In the new Lace Cur.
tains, also the new colorings in Por-t '
tieres and Heavy Curtains and Up-
Come to the store and see all this and
lots besides this is the week.
Quite a lot of new and experienced
clerks to handle tse rash of .Fall nd
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