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and Frew, was deputed to attend the gen
eral meeting of November 5, with power to
act for the Art Society in such a movement
as might be determined upon by the repre
sentatives of all the societies. There was
also a discussion of Mr. Carnegie's plans as
above outlined, upon which the members
present seemed to be thoroughly posted, and
much commendation was expressed of his
Subsequent to the meeting a gentleman
present was seen by 3 Dispatch represen
tative. He was very enthusiastic upon the
subject of an academy of science, and said:
"Should, as I have heard from several
sources, Mr. Carnegie afford a permanent
quarters for the academy in the Itibrary
building, the Art Society will suggest that
the matter of preparation of catalogues be
placed in the hands of each Pittsburg'so
ciety in the following manner: The Art
Society to take charge of all books upon art
and artist?, and decorations, etc.; the Bo
tanical Society to do the same in books of a
botanical nature, and so on. In this way
the character of each department would be
of the highest, and could be made far more
complete than the judgment of any individ
ual would suffice. Of course standard liter
ature or fiction could bo secured in the
usual way, but the world of special
artistic, generic and scientific literature is
beyond the ken of even an extraordinary
librarian. Tnere is a little literary world
for each art and science, and the votaries of
art naturally know more about their generic
book matter than they do about that apper
taining to some other pursuit, which though
kindred is vastly dissimilar.
EACH SOCIETY A JUDGE.
"There are now quite a number of or
ganizations comprehended in this plan of
federation, and each society should be con
stituted the sole judge of the character of its
department ot literature. Besides, in
connection witn this plan is the
fact that it would make very feasi
ble the sub-division of the interior
of the library in such a manner as to make
the collections contributed by each socictya
portion of the library itself. So that
articles would be almost together with the
text books upon them. I notice that one
very important society in this city has re
ceived no attention as yet, but will never
theless be represented at the coming
meeting. I refer to the Numismatists, who
have a flourishing organization. I may say
that "William Thaw has a collection of 1,300
coins which he will donate to the Academy.
I heartily concur in Mr. Macbeth's views in
regard to the large amount of articles which
would be presented to the future academy if
a secure depository were provided.
WHAT WOULD TLOW IX.
Hare prints, engravings, paintings and
every sort of handsome and valuable article
would assuredly flow in from all sources. It
would be an incentive to give and contribute
which does not now exist owing to the desul
tory and incomplete nature or the accommo
dations of the various societies. A good
deal of money is now paid out for rental and
fixtures which would be saved Tinder the
new arrangement. I have understood that
Mr. Carnegie is very much pleased by the
talk of an amalgamation of the varions so
cieties, and ieel assured that he will stand
ready to assist our plans in every essential
Recently at Cresson Mr. Carnegie stated
that he was anxious to see a fire proof
building in Pittsburg where valuable col
lections of art and other interesting articles
could be kept. He said all the cities in
Europe had such buildings, and philanthro
pists ana wealthy men contributed liberally
of literary, scientific and artistic works.
These collections are of immense value, and
he feels sure that Pittshurgers will be just
as liberal in this respect as Europeans if the
proper receptacle is provided.
HE SAW THE PRESIDENT.
James 5. McKena and John Wanamnkcr's
Interview With Gen. Harrison Fields
and SIcKean Stand Tocethcr.
Several of the Pittsburg Knights Templar
returned from the Triennial Conclave of
the Grand Encampment at "Washington
over the Baltimore and Ohio Kail road last
night, their special cars having been at
tached to the regular Baltimore express.
One of the Knights, who is a member of
Pittsburg Commandery No. 1 and who
waited over a day in "Washington upon
some department business, stated that on
Thursday afternoon Mr. James S. McKean
and Postmaster General "Wanamakcr had a
lengthy private audience with President
Harrison, at which the Pittsburg postomce
situation was gone over in detail.
It was subsequently rumored that Post
master's Larkin's term of office might possi
bly be considerably abridged in view of the
President's determination to induct the
Philadelphia and Pittsburg appointees at
an identical time. The publication of Mr.
John Fields' acceptanceof the Philadelphia
postmastership indicated, so far as senti
ment in the East was concerned, that Bill
Leeds had signally failed to make onthis
case as entitled to the honor by any other
than the claims of ward politics, and that
Senator Qcav had long since leit the gallant
Eill to shift for himself.
Mr. McKean intended to return home last
evening, but changed his mind and went to
Philadelphia, where he cultivated the ac
quaintance of Mr. Fields and called upon
several gentlemen of a Republican line of
General Gobin's choice as Bight Eminent
Grand Commander very much elates Penn
A PITTSBDBG COMIC.
Gnikr's Illustrated Monthly Comes Forth
Gusky's has surpassed itself in the adver
tising line by bringing out an illustrated
monthly excellently gotten up and replete
with witty paragraphs and dainty sketches.
The editors of the new monthly are Messrs.
K. Solomon and "W. Be"Wolf. Some well
known Pittsburg artists contribute the il
lustrations, and contributions are invited
from the ambitions quill-drivers of the city.
If the vein of keen humor struck in the
first be continued through the subsequent
numbers, there need be little doubt that
'Gusky's Illustrated Monthly" will attain
its object, which is "to make the public
laugh and grow fat."
The editor contributes some "Truthful
Tins," which have any amount of "Attic
salt" condensed into the limits of a para
graph. There is an amusing sketch on
"Business Methods" by Morris "Waite; and
a couple of amusing verses by Madelines.
Bridges and F. D. Chatterton.
Altogether the editors of "Gusky's
Jlouthly" are to be complimented on the
taste and skill which they have so liberally
expended in this newest of the comics.
BISHOP PHELAN EXPLAINS.
Thoso Catholic Clobs Consulted Him When
It Was Too Late.
Bishop Phelan was seen last night about
his refusal to countenance the consolidation
Echemeof the Catholic literary societies of
Pittsburg. He said:
"This scheme was started without my
knowledge; nor was I consnlted upon the
matter. I do not feel in the least aggrieved
over this, although it is customary to con
sult the Bishop about intended changes in
these associations. "What I complain of is
that the people connected with this affair
came to consult me after the whole plan had
been arranged. It was quite patent to me
that the consultation was a mere matter of
form, so I informed my visitors that I had
no suggestions to make on the subject."
HELD HIM F0K C0UET.
Swartzman Gave Back llie Money
Wanted to Go Free.
B. Swartzman admitted last night at the
hearing before Alderman Porter that he
broke open the trunk of Henry Gass, his
room mate, and abstracted $50. During the
hearing Swartzman handed over the money,
saying, "There now; let me go.'.' The
Alderman wasn't of the same frame of mind,
and he sent Swartzman back to jail to await
a, court hearing.
COL. DANES GUILTY.
The Methodist Ministers Find
Charges Against Him True.
LEGAL ARGUMENTS ON BOTH SIDES.
The Old Soldier Host Eetire From Active
Service in the Ministry.
PROCEEDINGS OP THE COHFEEENCE
The Methodist Conference Court of in
quiry in the Colonel John A. Danks case
concluded its hearing of testimony yester
day evening, listened to the arguments from
the attorneys and reached a verdict. The
sentence has not yet been determined.
The court of 15 members met at the
Emory Street M. E. Church at 2 p. m.
Colonel Danks himself occupied the stand
during the greater part of the afternoon
session. He went very fully into the
trouble in the Mt. "Washington church,
and at times was greatly moved
by emotion. He described the rela
tions between himself and his present
prosecutor, Thomas Blashford, as having
been of the most intimate kind until a short
time before the Latrobe Conference, in Octo
ber, 1888. As superientendent of the Sab
bath school, Mr. Blashford enjoyed the
pastor's fullest confidence. Colonel Danks
considered him bis friend, and often visited
at his house, holding divine worship there.
Shortly before the Conference members of
the church whom the pastor could trust told
him that Blashford was secretly using
every effort in his power to Becure his re
moval from the service and to prevent him
from receiving his salary. At the Confer
ence Colonel Danks saw Blashford. The
minister was not only removed from his
charge at ML "Washington, but he was re
tired from the effective ministerial work
and placed upon the supernumerary list.
Colonel Danks said that he was well satis
fied that Mr. Blashford was the man who
was chiefly instrumental in bringing this
THE COLONEL ASTONISHED.
He said he was astounded that a man
whom he believed to be his friend should
have done such a thing. He desired to
make positive that such was the case. It
was for that purpose, he said, that he wrote
to Mr. Blashford the letter which was pub
lished in The Dispatch yesterday. It was
a sort of feeler. "When the letter was pub
lished in the newspapers, three days after
its date, Colonel Danks was surprised. He
testified that he did not give it out for pub
lication. He believed it came from the
other side, and was intended as another
effort to accomplish the ruin of his reputa
tion. He was then arrested before an
Alderman, at the instance of Mr. Blashford,
in a proceeding for suretv of the peace.
Through members of the church he had the
word conveyed to Mr. Blashford that he
would like a meeting. In the same way in
formation was returned to Colonel Danks
that his enemy did not desire to meet him.
After the first day when the case was set for a
hearing before the Alderman, Colonel Danks
sent this letter to Mr. Blashford:
HIS SECOND LETTER.
I see yon did not put m an appearance. 1
wish yon had been there, for then you wonld
have kDown before this that no evil or bodily
harm was intended to you, but that my object
was to find ont throngh you how all this wrong
was done to me at conference.
John A. Danes.
The man who never did you any harm except
to pray for yon.
Colonel Danks admitted on the stand that,
in the sndden heat of his passion, he said
things to Mr. Blashford and other members
of the church for which he is now sorry.
Questions were put to him asking if he had
made certain remarks testified to by other
witnesses. In several instances he conld
not recollect, but would not say that he had
not-said the words attributed to him.
Colonel 'Danks laid before the court of in
quiry the records of his satisfactory work in
other churches, presenting letters of ap
proval from official boards.
The remainder of the afternoon session
and part of the evening was taken up in
hearing the testimony of persons who were
members of the chnrch during the pastorate
of Colonel Danks. It appears that since
his removal quite a number of the members
have left that congregation. Some who
testified now belong to other Methodist
Episcopal churches in the citr. while others
have joined the Methodist Protestant
A POINTED TNQUIBY.
The inquiry was directed pointedlv to a
meeting which Mr. Blashford is alleged to
have procured a short time prior to the La
trobe conference, where he procured signa
tures to a petition for the pastor's removal.
The evidence varied widely as to whether
he was the chief promoter in that action.
Some of tne witnesses called in behalf of
Colonel Danks testified that Mr. Blashford
had represented that the church funds
were exhausted when, as a matter of fact
they were not. Others stoutly defended
Mr. Blashford's conduct, asserting that
Colonel Danks' removal was essential for
the good of the church, that he was hot
headed and a promoter of strife in congrega
tion and choir.
It was 9 o'clock when the last witness was
heard. Eev. Robert T. Miller, the pastor
of the Bingham Street M. E. Church, then
spoke for 45 minutes in support of the prose
cution. He dilated upon the letter and
dwejt upon its bitter language as unbe
coming, to say the least, for a minister of
the gospel. He said he could not believe
that the committee would consider Mr.
Blashford to be such a man as Colonel
Danks had called him.
AVOBD FOB BLASHPOED.
The committee had seen and heard Mr.
Blashford, and would be able to judge of
his character from his manner and language
in their presence. Bev. Mr. Miller alluded',
in a sarcastic way, to Colonel Danks' plea
that he sent that letter to Mr. Blashford
simply as a feeler, to find out if he really
were the guilty party. He insisted that the
language of the letter would not sustain
that late day interpretation.
Bev. Mr." Miller said that a cardinal
teaching of Christianity, next to love of
God.was "love for your fellow-men." This
love, he insisted, had not been shown by the
deiendant. Mis bitter letter and his utter
ances were entirely inconsistent with that
teaching of the Scriptures. He said that he
felt that all the testimony showed that
Colonel Danks, by reason of his belligerent
temperament, was unfited for work in the
EEV. HE. COKE IK DEFENSE.
Eev. J. Franklin Core, 'of "Yftlkinsburg,
spoke for half an hour in defense
or uoionei uanKs. jir. uore was,
like his ecclesiastical client, a sol
dier of the "Union. After elucidating
the discipline regulations in regard to a
minister's conduct, he proceeded to score
Thomas Blashford, as a man who had pro
ceeded, under the guise of friendship, to
secure the ruin of a minister of the church.
He was rather severe in his language.
He alluded tonchingly to Colonel Danks'
war record and to his family. He
defended him for writing that letter, saying
thatafter his return from conference he was
"writhi ng underan avalanche of opprobrium
unloosed and hurled upon him by his ire
tended friend." Eev. Mr. Core said that
Blashford, when he received the letter, had
called in a co-conspirator and made a copy
of it, which he caused to be published for
the purpose of bringing further disgrace upon
the pastor. During Mr. Core's speech the
Colonel cried very bitterly.
At a few minutes after 10 o'clock the
committee went into executive session, and
so continued for an honr and a half. Ac
cuser and defendant with their attorneys
were excluded from the room. The evi
dence was discussed in detail, over and
over, and at 11:30 the committee proceeded
to a vote, as to whether Bev. John A. Danks
had been guilty of conduct and language I
unbecoming to a minister ot the gospel J
By a large majority the general charge was
The members then proceeded to diseuss
the punishment. There was general agree
ment that he must be removed from the
active ministry. Some thought that he
might still be fitted to be a local preacher,
while others were uncertain whether that
were possible under church law. Some
even doubted whether he could remain a
member of the church. As It was growing
late, and no one was prepared to settle these
points, it was voted that Bev. Mr. Leak.tne
Chairman of the committee, should consult
Bishop Foss this morning and report to a
meeting of the committee at 10 o'clock. It
will then require a very few minutes to draw
up the finding, which will be reported to
Conference about noon. It is settled, how
ever, that Colonel Danks will be retired
from active work as a minister of the Meth
odist Episcopal Chnrch.
Six young men were admitted to the
ranks of the ministers at vesterday's morn
ing session of the "H. E. Conference. On a
vote of 44 to 31 the presiding elders of the
various districts were appointed a commit
tee to nominate standing committees.
Messrs. "W. G. Mead, "W. C. Davis, "W.
C. McAllister and Charles C. Emerson
were advanced to traveling deacons of the
Bishop Foss next delivered a lengthy ad-
dresB more directly intended for the benefit
of the six young men who were about
to enter the ministry. He cautioned them
about devoting too much time to the
f tapers for, they contained, he said, very
ittle of what would be of use to a preacher.
He advised them to read Greek and di
rected their attention to Gladstone's
"Theological Authority." The candidates
were then put through a pro forma exami
nation and were required to promise to
abstain from the use of tobacco, which they
did apparently reluctantly.
The new ministers are: Frank Prosser,
Dan H. McKee, Harry "W. Camp, "William
Medley, Joseph "W. Gorland and "Will
iam T. Robinson. They were reported to
be close students and earnest church work
ers. An adjournment for dinner was then
LADIES' MISSIONAET WOEK.
The afternoon sessions were devoted to
the "Women's Home Mission Society, several
hundred members being present. The Bev.
Mrs. C. "W. Smith presided. After the
Bev. Mr. Beazell's address on the benefits
of combined mission work, an interesting
discourse was given by the Bev. "William
McLaughlin, of New Orleans, on the fruits
of missionary work in the South.
Miss Isabella Thoburn made a lengthy
speech on the benefit derived from trained
nurses. Miss Thoburn was the first dea
coness sent to India by the society. The re
port of the Secretary, Mr. M. J. Schover,
showed the society) be in first rate order.
The evening session was devoted to the
anniversary of the church extension work.
The Itev. Dr. Kynett, editor of the Methodist
Bi-Monthly Review, gave an address on the
work of church extension. The general
church extension work, he said, was near
ing its twenty-fifth anniversary, having
been instituted by the General Conference
in 1854, but not perfected until nearly a
year later. Since that time it has received
and distributed about $2,400,000, which,
with investments and interest, makes the
total money handled about 3,700,000.
MANY CHUECHES AIDED.
The average per year was $150,000. In
that time 7,000 churches have been aided.
The Pittsburg Conference has donated about
$40,000, and $5,000 has been paid to churches
in it aud $3,500 loaned. Twenty-two
churches in the conference have been aided.
The most of the aid has been given to
churches in the new "West and devastated
Sonth. Dr. Kynett concluded with an
earnest appeal for vigorous aid in the work.
The Bev. Dr. "Wheeler followed with a
few remarks on industrial education. He
maintained that many crimes and offenses
were dne to an unfitness for a practical life.
The Bev. Dr. J. L. Chadwick, Secretary
of the Freedmen's Aid Society, conclnded
the meeting with an appeal for co-operation
in the work for the colored men of the
South; the30or40 institutions in that be
half must be maintained. He finished with
a euloey on the trade schools.
This morning will be devoted to the gen
eral business of the conference, and in the
afternoon a memorial meeting will be held.
To-night a missionary sermon will be deliv
ered by the Rev. J. Knox.
THE ELECTRIC PLANT BIDS.
A Station Slay be' Located at North
The city property committee of Allegheny
met last night to read the bids for the exca
vation of the electric light plant to be
erected on the south side of Monument Hill.
Only two bids were received. They, were
as follows: "W. A. "Watson, $4,200, and D.
"Winter & Bro., $3,950. The committee
made a recommendation to Councils that
the latter firm be eiven the contract.
A suggestion was received that the build
ing formerly occupied by the "White Ma
chine Company, at the co'rner of North and
Irwin avenues could be secured for the
plant. A sub committee was appointed to
ask the "Westinghouse Company to make a
rebate equal to the cost of this building, it
it was decided to erect the plant at this
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Flttibnrsers and Otheri of
A. H. Bolton, of Staffordshire, Eng.,
with his son and daughter, are guests at tho
Honongahela. Mr. Bolton is interested in
aluminum works atLockport, and finds, as the
result of an extended trip over the Lake Su
perior district, that the metal can bo procured
in snch quantities as to warrant a great ex
pansion of the Lockport enterprise that be at
first thought possible. He is Chairman of a
company which controls an aluminum plant in
Staffordshire, and it is his intention to import
considerable quantities of the clay for treat
ment by the electrical process in vogue at his
English works. He is greatly taken with the
uses to which natural eas is applied with us
and cannot see the end of the Industrial devel
opments that may arise from its uses.
Charles A. Ashburner, the geologist,
has returned from Ottawa, where he read a
paoer on the natural gas Industries in the Can
adian provinces. He said that there were
many localities in the valley of tho Saint Law
rence where gas could be obtained in sufficient
quantities for use in the immediate vicinitv of
the wells, provided that the drilling and loca
tion were properly attended to. The Cana
dians were Inexperienced in gas enterprises
and they wonld And it advantageous to employ
Pennsylvania welldriilers and methods of sup
ply. Charles Lockhart, John Marshall Lock
hart and Miss Lockhart, of Hiland avenue,
East End, who were passengers on board the
gronndeu steamship City of New York, were
taken eff yesterday and aro now at tho Fifth
Avenue Hotel. New York City. They will prob
ably leavo for home this evening.
Eer. L. P. Mcflvoy, of St. Peter's
Church, Allegheny, returned home yesterday,
after a four-months' travel in Europe. Father
McEvoy was In v6ry ill health when he'started
on his journey, but he is now completely recup
erated. His friends are much pleased to sen
him in his old place again.
John T. "Wilson, of Coraopolis, yester
day packed his gripsack for a trip of several
weeks' duration to Sanlt Ste. Marie, Mich.
Mr. Wilson expects to bring back some
The E. S. Pearson Eaccoon Hunting
Club, of Allegheny, will leave next week for a
two weeks' hunt in West Virginia. They will
be accompanied by tho Mayor.
Mrs. John E. Vensil, of Swope street,
was presented with a handsome rocking chair
by the ladies of Adelaide Nicholson Lodge,
Daughters of Rebekab.
Francis Murphy, the temperance
lecturer, left last night for Pern, Ind., where
he will deliver a series of temperate addresses.
W. J. Eainey, the coke operator, of
Cleveland, is a guest at the Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. "William Hardie returned
last night from the East,
Db. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throatdiseases'exclusively. Office, 718Penn'
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
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uuiiux uiiiiiiuipATCH, describes
the world-famed liqueur U distilled, '
thm AfnnriMt i !. s1'...aia ..tu.
FREEZING AIR PIPES.
A Cnrious Order is Being Filled in
the Mills of Pittsburg.
THE CONDUITS FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
flow They Will be Utilized There in the
Manufacture of Ice.
THE EUSTLESS PB0CESS EXPLAINED
A cnrious order has been received acd
almost executed by a Lawrenceville firm
from a large San Francicco artificial ice
company. It call for two miles of six-inch
diameter rustless iron pipes, to be used for
passing cold air throngh them, and freezing
large quantities of water. Hitherto this ice
company has been obliged to replace this
enormous mass of pipe every 8 months
or at most 12 months. In the ordinary cast
iron pipe the severity of the cold air pass
ing through the pipe begins to rust the iron
immediately they are put in use. By this
new process, however, tne rusting is ob
viated, and the pipes will last for 20 years
without any apparent injury. The pipes
are made in a zig-zag fashion, and are fast
ened together by two tons of malleable iron
fittings. They are fixed against the walls of
compartments' about 500 feet in length and
75 feet in breadth, and the cold air is thus
enabled to freeze thousands ot tons of ice.
AN INTEEESTINO PROCESS.
The rustless process, which has been
until lately an experiment, has now demon
strated that great economy can be used, not
only in ice pipes, but in,every article where
iron is used. In the past year over 2,000,
000 kettles have been subjected to this pro
cess in Pittsburg. The method is very
peculiar. After the article is made it is put
into a furnace about Z feet high, 15 feet
long and 8 feet broad. The furnace is made
in an oval shape, air-tight. After the iron
has been in the furnace for two hours, and
it has attained almost a white heat, the air
thatcomes through the regenerators and air
valves is shut securely off, and the fur
After the air has been shut off the super
heater, which is located in the combustion
chamber at the rear of the furnace, and at
right angles from the air valves, is opened
and the furnace is filled with steam and kept
in this condition for eight hours. At short
intervals a small valve is opened, so as to
allow an exodns of steam in the furnace, al
lowing fresh steam to be put into the fur
nace. "When the artioles have been ten hours in
the furnace there has been accomplished the
formation of magnetio oxide upon the iron
surface. They are then put into an acid well,
which is the last treatment.
A LAEGE BEPRESENTATIOff.
Knight of Labor Delegates Take Action
on Coal Matters.
This telegram was received from Scott
dale last night:
To-day's session of the delegate meeting of
the Division 4, K. of L,,was, if anything, better
represented than yesterday's. The report of
Master Workman KerfOot was completed, and
showed surprising results in regard to the con
dition of the order. The Committee on Resolu
tions reported the following:
Wiiekeas, The agreement under which the
miners and coke workers of the Connellsville
region are now working will expire on Feb
ruary 9, 1S90, and as it is of the utmost import
ance that we shonld be prepared to form an
other agreement with our employers, be it
Resolved, That a committee of five be se
lected to draft a wage scale, to be submitted to
all locals of this division for their considera
tion. " Resolved, That a special convention be held
on the third Tuesday in December to receive
reports from the locals upon the scale and elect
delegates to the National Convention.
With regard to the Master Workman's recom
mendation that coal should be weighed Instead
of measured, the following was passed:
Resolved, That It is the sense of this conven
tion that a single standard should be estab
lished by which miners should be paid, and
that snch standard shonld be by weight.
Tne following resolution with regard to the
condition of the men in Indiana and Illinois
was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Havine heard of the condition
of the miners in the block coal regions of Indi
ana, we deeply deplore the misery and dnstitn.
tion consequent upon the injustice the opora-
tuis are vuueavunug m impose, yet we aamire
the heroism, courage and self-sacrifice mani
fested in this straggle for their rights and the
rights of others. Therefore be it
Resolved. That we extend to our fellow
craftsmen in Indiana and Illinois our sincere
sympathy, and pledge them, all the material aid
in oar power, and we recommend that each
local assembly In this division take the neces
sary steps to collect 25 cents every two weeks to
support onr struggling brothers in Indiana and
Illinois, said collection to be taken regularly
until victory shall perch upon their banners.
Several grievances were reported, all of
which were reported to the Executive Board,
which was given full power to make settle
ments. THE NEW SUPERINTENDENTS.
They Are the Men Whom the Idle Captain
Jones Wonld Hnvo Chosen.
A gentleman who was intimately ac
quainted with the late Captain Jones said
yesterday: "I was in Braddock yesterday
when the new appointments were made
known, and I gathered from several of the
leading employes with whom I spoke on
the matter, that the men regarded them with
"By a very curious chance I happened to
speak to Captain Jones a day or two prior
to his unfortunate accident, on the question
of how the management of the works would
go in the event ot anything befalling him.
He remarked that he did not think the
company would again appoint one man
as general manager of both the
Homestead and Braddock plants,
and that each of the works would in future
have its own manager. "Whether the man
agement had any knowledge of the Captain's
wayof thinking with regard to the abilities
of the two new superintendents I cannot
say, but he told me that both Schwab and
Potter were men of sufficient capacity to un
dertake the management of, respectively,
the Edgar Thomson and Homestead "Works,
and that most likely they would occupy in
the future the positions named. The Home
stead position he regarded as the more im
partant post of the two, as there both iron
and steel are operated and the work more
diversified, and I remember he specifically
mentioned John Potter's name in connection
with the Homestead superintendency.
Potter has been de facto manager of these
works for a considerable time, as Jones re
posed the most implicit confidence in him
and in his managerial capacity. This was
rather a remarkable forecast, but not one
whit out of keeping with the man, who pos
sessed rare judgment of his fellow men and
a keen insight into their character."
THAT MUSICAL TROUBLE.
A Delegate to Visit the Knights of Labor
L. A. 1583, Knights of Labor, musicians,
will send a delegate to Philadelphia next
week to appear before the General Execu
tive Board and further explain the trouble
between the assembly and the M. M. P. TJ.
The members of the assembly are perfectly
satisfied that the decision of the board will
be satisfactory to them, but they wish to
have no misunderstanding among the of
ficials about their side of the case.
Iron nnd Steel Advancing.
Bessemer pig has reached $22, the figure
at which it may become profitable for En
glish dealers to export to this country. That
they will be allowed to take advantage of
this boom in the commodity is very un
likely. "Within the last two months pig
iron has advanced from $11 50 to $16, with
a prospective increase, muck bar has ad
vanced $2, Bessemer pig jumped to $21
from $16 75 and steel blooms and billets
have increased flTlo'fJTfl). Slabs were $1"
better than blooms, selling yesterday at $34
THE H'KNIGHT MUDDLE.
Arbitrator Will Meet Again In Tula City
on Tuesday. t
The Board of Arbitrators, appointed to
settle the controversy between James Mc
Knight and the State about the work done
at Johnstown, will meet again in this city
Tuesday next. Adjutant General Hastings
will be present and will do all he can to
strighten the matter out.
' The Carbon Iron Company are about to erect
two 60,000-pound onen hearth furnaces.
E. B. Leisenbino, who owns 0,000 acres of
coke lands in West Virginia, intends erecting a
string of ovens within a short date.
J. J. Holland, of the General Execntive
Board, Knights of Labor, will address the next
meeting of the General Assembly, at Atlanta,
Ga., next month, on the question of colored
labor in the South. Mr. Holland claims that
the Knights of labor shonld take In hand the
matter of showing colored workers that more
material advantage will accrue to them from
organizing for their social advancement, rather
than by devoting so much money and attention
to political questions. He thinks that tho
Knig"tats of Labor will take up the matter from
AN ILL-BEHAYED C0NDU0T0E.
A niDBer-In of Fares Held for Court for
Striking a Passenger.
A hearing in the case of Mead, the con
ductor of street car No. 103, who was charged
with throwing "Wilson from the car a week
ago, was had last night before Alderman
Porter. Mead was held for court in $1,000
Mrs. Daikens, of Thirty-second street, tes
tified that as she was alighting from the car
at her house, she saw the conductor kick
and strike "Wilson on the face. She fnrther
said that Mead pushed him off the platform.
Other witnesses gave similar testimony.
Mead was heard in his own defense, and
swore that "Wilson got on the car at Twenty
eighth street and remained on the platform.
He received his fare and requested him to
take a seat inside, but this he refused to do,
saying that if he could not remain on the
platform he would take baok his money and
get off. He was refunded his fare, and' then
refused to leave the car. Mead admitted
having struck and pushed "Wilson.
Alderman Porter said that no doubt con
ductors of street cars were at times pro
voked by obstreperous passengers. He
could not justify his action, for he had
been guilty of a transgression of the law.
The Superintendent of the road went
A MISGUIDED BLOW.
While Assisting- an Officer a Citizen Was
Jack Howard, who lives on Magee street,
was arrested by Officer Cleary last night,
after a severe struggle, at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Tunnel street. He was
landed in the Central station, with several
ugly scalp wounds Inflicted by Cleary's
mace. Howard was standing on the corner
insulting ladies. The officer ordered him to
go home. He refused to do so and a strug
gle ensued. A citizen by the name of
McKenna tried to assist the officer, but was
knocked out by a misguided blowrom the
officer's mace. He had to retire to a drug
store to have his injury dressed.
A CHEEBI ALLEI FIGHT,
Edward McAfee Again Arrested for Disor
About 10 o'clock last night a crowd col
lected in Strawberry alley by the screams of
a woman and the curses of a man in the
house of James McAfee. Several officers
ran to the place 'but could not get into the
aouse. ac aoors ana windows were,
locked, but the officers could hear the sound
of blows. After several attempts to gain an
entrance the officers drove the crowd out of
the alley and then secreted themselves until
Edward McAfee made his appearance. He
fought viciously, but Lieutenant Denniston
and Officer Kelter finally managed to get
him to Central station. The woman was
not badly hurt.
THE TEACHERS' EXCURSION.
Nearly 400 School Mistresses and Their
Faplls Will Go.
Nearly 400 school teachers and pnpils of
this city will leave for Bell's Gap this
morning on the special excursion train ten
dered them by Colonel Thomas E. "Watt.
The train will consist of eight coaches and
a combination chair car, and an agent of
the company will accompany the party.
The chair car was put on to enable passen
gers to obtain the best possible view of the
mountain scenery along the Bell's Gap
A I0UNG GIEL DISAPPEARS.
Motile Hnnlon Supposed to Have Been En
Miss Mollie Hanlon, aged 15 years, has
disappeared from her home on Jones
avenue, above the Twenty-eighth street
hillside. She left her home last Tuesday
morning on an errand for her mother.
Nothing has Bince been heard of her. The
girl is very pretty, and it is feared she has
been enticed away. The police have been
notified of thecase.
LOCAL ITEMS. LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
. for Ready Keadlnc.
THE Gospel Temperance Union will hold
their nsnal Sunday nieht meeting to-morrow at
Carry Institute. W. C. Cook, Esq , will pre
side, and has seenred several good speakers to
assist in the work. Mrs. Mary Btuckroth will
have charge of the music
Yestkedat afternoon the horse attached to
the wagon owned by tho Little Sistere of the
Poor, while being driven np Anderson street.
Allegheny, became unmanagable and ran
away. None of tbe sisters were in the wagon.
John Keine. a Hungarian laborer emnloverl
at Morebead & McCIean's Mill at Soho, was
brought to the Mercy Hospital yesterday after
noon, suffering from a broken thigh, received
by a large pile of pic metal falling on it.
Henbt Beifer has boen elected Vice Pres
ident of the Dnqnesne Bridge Company in
Slace of H. C. Skelly. J. K. Skelly and H. H.
waney were also elected directors.
Yesterday afternoon a collision occurred
between a cable car of the Citizens' Traction
line, at Twenty-fourth street and a burcv
driven by Frank and James McKenna. The
buggy was slightly damaged.
Aldkbman Hyndkan sentenced James
Wilson and John Brown five days to the work,
honse. J. F. Campbell was sent up for 30 days
for insulting a woman.
The new Gillespie truck tor the Pittsbnrg
Fire Department was shipped from the works
this morning, and will arrive in this city about
The police havo as yet been unable to find
Thomas Tracy, whose arrest has been ordered
by the Coroner for causing the death of little
The repairs on the Twelfth ward station
house will be finished In six weeks. The
Iockup will contain six cells, two more than the
The Caledonia Curling Clnb, of Allegheny,
will hold its annual meeting at the office of D,
B. Thompson on Federal street to-night.
Passengees on the Citizens Cable Line com
plain of the long waits at Eleventh street until
the engineers get through shifting cars.
Lieutenant Teeters arrested William
Doyle yesterday on suspicion of being the man
wnorouueu it. .uuure s carriage worKS.
Malonet, living in the rear of No. 7 Second
avenue, was arrested yesterday for selling
liquor illegally. 6
The McKeesport Turners are going to erect
a 810,000 building.
TiHRAP HftlHES Into-morroWM Dis-
XnP . , "Viali? patch U published
the first of a series of illuilratcd articles, pre
pared Wan eminent architect, giving descrip
tions and design for cheap homes,'- "
The Lutheran Conference Dead Set
Against the German School.
VIOLATING THE CONTRACT LAW.
A Lively Discussion Followed on the
7AEI0US COMMITTEES APPOINTED
The Lutheran General Council continued
kits session vesterday. A report was pre
sented by Dr. Jacobs on ''Preaching in
Other Than Lutheran Churches," which
elicited a warm discussion. The following
committees were then announced:
On president's report Revs. W. 8. Laird, D.
D..J. A. Knnkleman, D. D., J. B. Bteinhauser,
J. F. Fab. S. P. A. Lindahl and Messrs. Q. H.
Hollers, F. Krache and S. B. BIyholder.
On minutes of last council Revs. 8. & A.
Repass, D. D., H. W. Both, D. D., G.F.C.
Haas, C. E. Lindbourg and Messrs. A. L.
RIdenonr and "W. Campanl.
On minntes of district Synods Revs. F. J",Ti
Schantz, D. W. Peterson. J. L. Waters. A. F.
Siebert, G. K. Trabert, F. Velt, T. C. Kohler
and Messrs. W. Hauff, W. G. Armor and J. S.
On treasurer's report Messrs. J. 8. Mttrt
C. R. Lantz and J. B. Kearcben.
In the report of the Committee on German
Home Missions Dr. J. Nicum, of Rochester,
stated that Texas still persists in refusing
Northern aid. An effort will be made to
unite the people with theXutheran Council.
St. Martin's Church, of Austin, had asked
for help, bnt it was refused because the
Texas Synod was opposed to it.
LEFX AXONE TO HTJ3TIiE.
The committee severed connection with
the missions in the northwestern part of
Dakota and in Nebraska because they were
1.600 miles distant. Since then those mis
sions have had no synodical connection.
The committee advised them to unite with
the Iowa Synod. The committee has con
tributed $600 annually to the support of a
mission in Manitoba which has been estab
lished by the Canada Synod.
That part of the report which referred to
the dropping of the missions in Dakota and
Nebraska brought forth a great deal of
censure. Dr. Seiss said that if the $20,000
which had been sunk in the Krnpp Theo
logical Seminary had been spent in home
missions the report wonld hare been a much
The next point in the report was that the
New York ministeriuzn had requested the
committee to bring up for reconsideration
the question of the Krupp Theological
Seminary. This was the signal for a warm
ueuaie. xne seminary at itrupp, Germany,
has been a bone of contention for several
years. At the meeting of the General Coun
cil in 1887 the matter reached a climax,
and a committee was appointed to make
a tnorougn investigation into it, and
report to the next General Council.
This committee, of which Bev. J. A.
Seiss, D. D., was Chairman, was composed
of some of the most able men in the General
Council. Eev. J. Paulson, leader of the
Theological Seminary at Krupp, was pres
ent at the first meeting of the committee,
which was held In Philadelphia October 14,
1887, and the matter was thoroughly eluci
dated on both sides. The committee did
not take any definite action, but referred
the matter to a sub-committee.
PAULSON'S FIERCE ATTACK.
Dr. Paulson attacked the committee in
his newspaper, and then they resolved that
it was impolitic and useless' to continue
official connection with the school. At the
General Council in 1888 in Minneapolis the
resolution was indorsed, and a few others to
the same effect added.
Yesterday, after a lengthy and warm dis
cussion, the Conference declined to change
its action. It was urged against the semin
ary that their gradnates are not -posted
tori "American life and threfm ...-
f'filted to preach here: that the
school is conducted by teachers who are not
responsible to the General Council, and that
Dr. Paulson bad also Cut loose, and refused
to retract in public what he said about the
Philadelphia Seminary, though he ad
mitted in private that he had Deen misin
formed. It was also urged to be a violation
of the contract law to bring preachers from
Germany. Eor the $20,000 spent on Krupp,
0 ministers had been educated.
In the evening Eev. J. E. Eahs, of
Akron, preaohed about the Pharisee and
NEW MUSICAL CLUB.
The Lovers of Mendelssohn on the Sonth
The musical people of the Southside or
ganized a Mendelssohn Club last night.
The following named officers were elected:
Dr. O. C. Hersman, President; "William
"Winton, Vice President; Miss Gibbons,
Secretary; Henry Bosekranz, Librarian;
James Peqney, Treasurer; B. P. Roberts,
V. N. Easton, H. "Wegrner, W. "Winton,
Miss Lautz, Miss Skelton and Miss Hannet,
Executive Committee; P. MeCulIom, In
structor; J. P. Deakin, Accompanest. The
club will meet each Friday in the Palace
TAKEfl TO MARYLAND.
Chief KIrachler Started With His Prisoner
Charles Binders, the colored man who was
arrested by Chief of Police Kirschler, of
Allegheny, on Thursday, for the murder of
John Harr, a white man, at Clear Springs,
near Hagerstown, Md., was taken to the
latter place last night bv Chief Kirschler.
A reward of $100 had been offered by the
Hagerstown authorities. The murder for
which Sanders is wanted was committed
during a political contest.
Conld Not Convict Her.
Mrs. Mary Freil, who lives on "Webster
avenue, near Seventh avenue, had a hearing
before Alderman Beilly last evening on a
charge of selling liquor without license.
The 'Squire could not get any of the wit
nesses to testify that they had bought beer
from Mrs. Frell. The Alderman gave her
a severe lecture.
A Tonnsr Culprit Canght.
Officer Truby Shaul last night, arrested
Harry Taylor, aged 12, who is charged with
having broken into the store of Mrs.
Hughes, at the corner of Bluff and Magee
streets, and stealing ajmall sum of money.
The boy is of respectable parents who live
on Vickroy street
The Award Made.
The Pleasant Valley Eailway Company
let the contract to James McAfee for the
construction of a roadbed and track for the
lower half of the new cross-town line in
Fell From a Scaffold.
John Smith fell from a scaffold at tbe
O'Hara works yesterday. His leg and arm
Largest Stock Men's Fine Neckwear.
And New York makes, in latest styles and
largest variety here to-day and till 9
Penn Avenue Stores.
This bargain stands matchless and alone!
400 single and double-breasted fine black
stockinette jackets at $2 39, for to-day only,
at Kaufpianns' cloak department.
Children's. Delight. Dolls, ham
mocks, given away with $1 purchase, this
week. BnsyBeeHive.cor.Sixth and Liberty.
All lovers of tbe delicacies of the table
use Angostura Bitters to secure a. good digestion.
" THIEYES lEEESTEDr
Large Amount of Froperrjr Stolea la tin
TIclnltT of Beaver- Recovered A
"Bastaesa Han and Wealthy
rsnecxu, txlxokjjc to ths dispatch, i
Beateb, Pa., October li. Two years
ago, during the fair week, the residences of
Sheriff Irons, Postmaster Donehoo and
Lawyers James Cunningham and D. S.
Naugle, were burglarized one night, and a
large amount of plunder, consisting chiefly
of silverware, carried off. A few days later
some ot Mr. Naugle's silver spoons were
found in a satchel on the river bank, but no
clew could bebtalned to the robbers. About
three months ago Detectives Lazarus, of
Rochester, and Cowell, of Allegheny, ar
rested a man named Gordon on suspicion of
robbing the Pennsylvania Company freight
cars. He confessed to being one of the
thieves, and implicated "William Pickle,
proprietor of a jewelry Store And auction
room in Beaver Falls.
His place was searched and a large part of
the railroad company's goods found. Fickie
was placed under arrest and gave bail,
Jacob Cline, an aged, respected and
wealthy farmer of Pulaski township,
going on his bond for $1,000 for his appear
ance at court. About three weeks ago
Kirk & Ewing's store in Rochester was
burglarized of $300 worth of goods. De
tective Lazarus obtained information soon
after, that led him to believe, that the resi
dence of Mr. Cline, FIckie's bondsman, was
used as a repository for stolen goods, and,
armed with a search warrant, he visited the
farmer's house and searched it. He found a
large quantity of goods, consisting princi
pally of silverware-. The goods were taken
to Rochester and placed in Shroeder's
jewelry store for identification. This
morning Mr. Nangle visited the store and
at onee recognized some of the silverware as
being that stolen from him two years ago.
"When the goods were found at Cline's
house the farmer stated that he had bought
tnem irom a lckie.
Officer Lazarus went to Beaver Falls this
afternoon aud arrested Fickie on a charge
of larceny and receiving stolen goods. He
was brought here, and in default of bail
was committed to jail by Justice Moore for
a bearing on Mondav. The officers here
think they are noV in a fair way to run
down the gang who have been doing so
much stealing- in the Beaver Valley re
cently. WONDERFUL WEEK THISt
At H. Kleber Si Bro.'n, 306 Wood St.
It really seems as if the entire city and
county was bent on buying their pianos and
organs at H. Kleber & Bro.'s on' "Wood
street. Seven pianos a day is the brilliant
record of this old and trusted music house.
The people know that the Kleber's have
tbe monopoly of all the best, most cele
brated and most desirable instruments,
ranging in price from $225 to $1,500.
A full warranty for eight years is given
with each piano and organ. Purchasers are
absolutely safe in dealing at Kleber's, for
they (Kleber's) take the smallest profits
ana offer the very best assortment of instru
ments in their spacious warerooms, 506
"Wood street five big floors of which are
filled up with the great Sfeinway pianos,
the wonderful Conoverpianos and the popu
lar and lovely Opera pianos and Emerson
and Gabler pianos.
Then they offer the phenomenal Vocalion
church organs and the famous Burdett or
gans. Kleber & Bro.'a store is the center of at
traction for all music loving and music
buying people, and to say "I've bought my
piano at Kleber's" is a snre guaranty that
the purchaser has got the best instrument in
the market, and -at a lower price and easier
payments than can be had elsewhere.
"Motjhtatk Dew" rye, put up in full
quarts, at ?1 00 per bottle, is a whisky sec
ond to none in the State. It Is the special
TiiiTif1 np W T r..aw JP- r- tvrt Til -
st, and is pnt tip expressly for family use.
Ik novelty combination patterns we are I
showing some handsome new effects at
$12 50 and $15 each.
TTS3U HUOUS & HACKE.
The entire stock must be sold quick.
Come at once and see the bargains.
F. Schoenthai., 612 Penn avenue.
These are beauties in every sense of the
word 200 ladies' extra fine English stock
inette jacketSjartisticallvbraided all over, in
every new color and snade. at only $6 60,
to-day in Kauffmanns' cloak department
Mek's kid and dogskin walking gloves.
James H. Aiken- & Co., 100 Filth ave.
Closing out all goods regardless of cost
or value. Come quick andget a bargain.
F Schobnthal, 612 Penn avenue.
844 For Brand New Organ.
EcrroLs, McMtjbbay & Co.,
123 Sandusky'SU, Allegheny.
Foe Deae Baby. Eeduced prices to
day for infants' cloaks, slips, caps, etc
Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Men'3 English four-in-hand scarfs.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
- Fbauenheim & Viuack's Iron City
beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1180.
Ball Came, ths
gives in to-morrow's Dispatch his personal
recollections of the lata Wilkte Collins.
These goods are 40 inches wide and
irange in price at SI. Jl 23 and up. The
material is a combination of the best
Italian Silk and the finest Saxony Wool,
thus giving yon a fabric that will not
weigh you down while walking or prove
cumbrous In the drawing room.
"We strongly recommend our Silk Warp
Henriettas for durability and effect,
for lightness and strength, for
HEAL ELEGANCE AND CHEAPNESS.
French, English and German Combi
nation Dress Patterns In new and Origi
nal Designs, Prices, 13, J10, 02, H5 to
Take the Elevator for
CLOAK AND S01T BOOMS.
Garments for Ladles', Misses' aad
Children in Immense variety at
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
JN EW CROPS-FIRST OF THE SEABON
New Malaga raisins and grapes, currants,
layer figs and French -prunes, received by .
JNO. A RENSHAW 4 CO
oc5-(5-w3 Liberty and Ninth sts.
flAUFORNIA FRUITS EVAPORATED
Vj peaches and aarleets, very choice: also
Golden Gate earmed . f niHs. wojleaale aat re
taH, by JNO. A XWI&Ajr ACQ- . ,
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PENN' AVENUE STORES?
Welcome at a good dteaer.
Onr great bargains is every DtfaxUi
The greatest FaUtradfl" we aav ere
bad Is now going on.
Tbe people know the pteee asd ??;
, As we have told yon, our present steak '
eclipses la variety all oar former '
seasons-wo have the goods that please;
we have them la big quantities; wa hare.
them at tho right prieea.
The dress goods trade here Is woaifat
XuLbuiwehavewoa It byBarelwerk,
and this week we have ee jww lets it tkt
See the double-widtt, AS-Wosl,
Border Saltings at SO cents a yaroV
to see the new. AU-Woel
Stripe Suitings tho prises are tawsstvtw
The best V. Broad detstseres swws?
- '- VU&gSi
Tho Cashmere Stock fsH ss with sses-5t
did quality at lowest prices. ' ,
The GO-mch wide 'AU-Woel Ses''
CloUa plala colors and mixtures -at '
All tbe latest asd motKyUhtfhmf'
la Freach pattern robes are here.
One Of a kind-tbe English Clote pt-teroal-tne
flaest costume oletfes to-
ported. We show these la larfest as
sortmest of colorings. . ,
The Great Bush in oar Ladtea'asd"'""
Children's Cloak and SeitDepartoeat S
has not exhausted oar Steele
arrivals of new goods here is Jaekets "
all the, new. cloths aaa latest swsees.H,
in medium aad heavy weights, 1W a4)i
up. The largest stock of SealPfcua n "-
Garments; Coats, Jackets aad mantles;
onr prices are lower than yea pay' foe
Inferior goods elsewhere.
A little early, but we are ready wKa al
splendid assortment of Sae Alaska SsaT
Garments, Our short sad taedtaa
length Alaska Seal Jackets are faalt-"
less la shape, aad oar prises low bejoad
Remember there i no doubt u to tbe
reliability of our Seal Garments.
Our Silk Department Black sad Col-'
ors has special inducements this week
in the largest variety of fartiOBsiSl v
Silk dress fabrics In the largest range ftf
colors an education to see tills Self
Department and its woadera of weaiiag
wv Va Iia 1a a4T sk& 3Ji aSWE-
uwiu wo ucstt AUjUkixia ui KH-a wnv uusn
New Worlds. - "Jt4-
Our Dress Trimming DeBarteeat,!--up
to and ahead of the times with the
largest stock of fine dress trimmings
aad buttons many choice noTeltles fast
are not shown elsewhere. "' -
Housekeepers, don's forget the Elan-,
ket Boom the New Table Linens tao
lovely patterns la the new Laea Car
tains, also the new caterings In Por
tieres aad Heavy Cartaias aad Up-
Come to the store and see all this aad
lots besides this is the week.
Quito a lot of new and ezperisaeM
clerks to handle the rash of Fall tradsV
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PENN AVENUE STORED