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THE PITTSBUKG DISPATCH,
Emma Tomasefsky Loves Her
life Upon the Stage.
AHEBBEW CHILD'S BEAUTT
Hade the Subject of Dispute Between
Father and Uncle.
m APPEAL MADE TO AGE5T O'BRIEN.
He Decides That the Father Mast Come on
THE CHILD ACTRESS LfTEETIEWED
The Hebrew Opera Company which is
this week playing in the Tarn Halle, on
Forbes street, has among its members the
subject of a little romance. There is a
lovely little girl of 12 years, whose bewitch
ing black eyes and vivacious manner play
havoc with the heart of many a young man
on the front seat. She flies around the
stage as if she were born before the foot
lights and were raised to face an andience
with her first laugh.
This beautiful child is, by a strange mis
fortune of heredity, named Emma Tomasef
sky, -and she has been made the subject of
solemn correspondence between the grave
and erudite secretaries of two formal socie
ties. Last Saturday Agent Samuel F.
O'Brien, of the Humane Society, received
from Georjre H. Smith, the Sec etary of the
Humane Society of Philadelphia, a letter
saying that he had that day been waited
upon by a Mr. Tomasefsky, who was seek
ing a lost daughter. He had said to Mr.
Smith that his little girl had been stolen
away by an ancle, Mr. Bores Tomasefsky,
and taken upon the road as a theatrical per
former. THE FATHER'S CLAIM.
The father alleged to Mr. Smith that his
child had been stolen from him because of
her remarkable beauty, which must prove
to be a source of considerable monetary re
turn by using her upon the stage. He de
sired to have her arrested and returned to
him, expressing great love for his pretty,
bright-eyed daughter. Mr. Smith requested
Agent O'Brien to investigate the matter,
saying that he understood that the child
would be brought to Pittsbnre and plaved
at the Forbes Street Turn Halle. If Mr.
O'Brien could arrest and hold the child
under any Pittsburg ordinance he was re
quested to do so. Tne information was con
veyed that -Jacob Garterstein and Thomas
Silberman, members ot the company, were
instrumental in the little girl's abduction.
Agent O'Brien and a reporter for The
Dispatch went last evening to the Turn
Halle, on Forbes street, and witnessed the
production of a Hebrew play by the Phila
delphia company. Mr. O'Brien saw little
Emma play and had a talk with her. He
felt unable to interfere, as the child was not
subject to anv work which could be con
strued to be injurious to her health or dan
gerous to her safety. He will to-day write
to Secretary Smith, saying that he cannot
interfere under the law, but that if her
father will come here and make an informa
tion he may be able to secure his daughter's
THE BEPOBTEB SMITTEX.
During an interim between the acts The
Dispatch young man, by the courtesy of
Mr. Garterstein, -was permitted to talk with
Emma Tomasefsky. She is indeed the pos
sessor of remarkable beauty. She looks
like a child of 14 years, being large for her
age and possessing a well-developed form.
Her complexion is clear and Iresb, her
cheeks plump and round, her chin dimpled,
her lips full and red and arched like
Cupid's bow. The most noticeable features
of her countenance are her large dark eyes,
which are fringed by long black lashes and
flash with the ecstasy of a young, buoyant
nature. She is an exceedingly pretty little
lady, modest, but not unnaturally shy.
She said: "So father wants me. don't
want him. He is no good. He and mother
do not live together and haven't for several
years. I don't want to go home. I have a
nice time here and am going to stay."
Thereupon she was whistled for and
bounded upon the stage as if she certainly
took great delight in her work. It was ex
plained by Mr. Garterstein that he and
another member of the company were
brothers-in-law of little Emma and that her
older sister was in the company.
THE OLD MAX IS LAZY.
The father, he said, was a worthless man
who would not work and wanted Emma
within his control that he might take ad
vantage of her wages. Agent O'Brien ex
pects to hear in a day or two from Secretary
Smith, giving him fuller particulars con
cerning the girl.
The company now playing in Turn Halle
has met with great favor among the Her brew
people of this city. Before the curtain
raised last evening Mr. M. Boben appeared
upon the stage and addressed the audience,
saying that the people of this city had been
so greatly delighted by the Work of the
company that a movement had been set on
foot to retain them as a permanent stock
company. It had been proposed, he said,
to form a theatrical club, to which several
hundred people might contribute by the
purchaseof stock. He hoped that the propo
sition might be received with favor by the
generous patrons of the play.
Mr. Boben's speech was highly applauded
by the large audience. It was "stated after
ward that one-quarter of the stock sufficient
to back the movement had already been
subscribed in Pittsburg.
WILL FACILITATE TfiAYEL.
STore to Stop Delay of Cable Cars at Rnll
Cable cars on Penn avenue are held 10
and 15 minutes sometimes by freight trains
following close upon one another at Pitts
burg, Fort "Wayne and Chicago Bailroad
crossing. To stop this A. F. Keating has
introduced an ordinance in Councils pro
Tiding that it shall not be lawful for any
railroad crossing the street named to run
trains of a greater length than one engine
and 15 cars at any time between the hoars o f
6 A.M. and 9 P.M. Sections two and three
provide that one train shall not follow
another, or pass another in an opposite di
rection, unless an interval of at least five
minutes elapse in their time at the crossings
named. Section four of the ordinance
places all the responsibility for disregard of
the law upon the engineer ana hreman of
the train who are each to be fined 550 for
HE LET HIS BOX FALL.
A Father Charged With Throwing
Child From a Bridge.
John Daley, of TSo. 3325 Thirty-third
street, was arrested by Officer Palmer,
charged with throwing his child, 6 years
old, over the bridge at Thirty-third street.
The child is expected to die. The father
was under the influence of liquor when ar
rested. He said that he was playing with
his boy, trying to scare him from going on
thebridge, when the child wriggled lrom
Inspecting the Lines.
The officials of the Pennsylvania Bailroad
arrived in the city yesterday in three special
trains, and started on their tour of inspec
tion of the lines east of Pittsburg and Erie.
The Erie and Pittsburg road will be in
spected to-day. and the Cleveland and Pitts
burg road on Friday,
THE WHEELING BRIDGE.
Bcislt of tho Protest of the Pittsburg Elver
Operators They Believe Their Ylst Will
The Pittsburg delegation of river operat
ors returned from "Wheeling yesterday,
where they interviewed the officers of
the Union Bridge Company, which
has in charge the construction work
on the "Wheeling and Lake Erie bridge.
The members of the Pittsburg dele
gation were John A. Wood, "W. B. Bodgerc,
B. B. Blackburn, Charles Jutte, "W. D.
"Wood, John O'Neil, James T. "Wood and S.
D. Swaney. The delegation called upon
Mr. B. H. Cochran, president of the bridge
company, and had a long talk with bim rela
tive to the contemplated closing of the east
or channel span of the river. President
Cochran listened attentively to all that the
rivermen had to say. He claimed that the
company had been disappointed in not be-
ing able to complete the work by this time.
The interview was very satisfactory to the
rivermen. They met, at Mr. Cochran's of
fice, Mr. "William A. Lynch, the general
counsel for the "Wheeling and Lake Erie
Bailroad, and one of the Baird Brothers,
who are the contractors for the bridge work.
The committee left Mr. Cochran's office at
3 o'clock, and spent some time after that
viewing the bridge. Alter that Captain
John A. "Wood returned to Mr. Cochran's
office and learned that, during the interim,
the president of the bridge company had re
ceived from Colonel Merrill, at Cincinnati,
a letter stating that a protest against the
closing of the channel span had been filed at
the "War Department and forwarded to him.
Mr. Cochran expressed to Captain Wood a
willingness to make such arrangements as
would be suitable to the river operators.
Captain John A. "Wood said yesterday
that he was satisfied with the results of the
visit He said that he was surprised at the
statements made in telegrams sent to Pitts
burg papers from "Wheeling, saying that
the conference had been entirely futile.
Captain "Wood ana Captain Swaney, as well
as other members of the delegation, think
that a good impression was made upon the
officials seen. Other river operators here
'place very little faith in the good expres
sions of the bridge people, and say that they
are prepared to furnish money for legal
Captain Harry Brown yesterday wrote a
letter to one of the officers" of the bridge
company saying that "W. H. Brown Sons
had between 2,500,000 and 3,000,000 bushels
of coal loaded on barges ready for shipment
on the arrival of the treshet, that their tows
usually reached Wheeling in the evening
on account of having to run the Beaver and
Steubenville bridges by day, and that if the
channel span were closed by the false work
deemed necessary in the construction of the
bridge, the tows would have to be tied up
and perhaps broken, which would cause a
loss of time of from 36 to 48 hours. Cap
tain Brown asked that the company should
leave open 250 feet, or one-half of the east
ern tpan, if it were possible. That space,
he said, would let the largest tows through.
'SQUIRE PORTER ARRESTED.
Inspector Wbltebonae make an Informa
tion Against Him Speak-Easy Conspir
Police Inspector "WTutehouse yesterday
entered information against Alderman W.
H. Porter, of the Fifteenth ward, and
against Thomas Carney, Porter's colored
deputy constable, charging them with con
spiracy. Alderman Porter was arrested at
his office by Captain Dick Brophy yester
day afternoon and taken before Magistrate
Hyndman, where he furnished bail in the
sum of 51,500 for a hearing at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. Constable Carney was not ar
rested for the reason that, as the officers
learned, he had in some way heard of the
impending suits and quietly skipped the
town last week.
The charge against Alderman Porter is
the resnlt ot the same kind of business with
speak-easy proprietors as that in which
Bauder and his gang were involved, and
for which they are now awaiting trial.
Inspector Whilehouse was interviewed
abont the case last night, bnt would talk
little. He said the information against
Porter was made out against Porter, Carney
and others, but he was not yet prepared to
say who the "others" were." However, he
expected to have quite a number of cases
against Porter and the indefinite "others"
The specific case against Porter on which
the suit tor conspiracy was entered was that
of a Mrs. Plimpton, who had been rnnning
a speak-easy on Penn avenue, near Forty
fifth street. Suit had been entered against
her by Carney, but before the date of the
hearing at Alderman Porter's office, she was
notified that on the payment of $60 the mat
ter would be settled and the proceedings
An effort was made to interview Alder
man Porter last night, bnt he could not be
found at any of his usual haunts, and up
until 1:15 o'clock this morning his family
declared that he had not returned home.
They did not know, they said, where he was,
and had heard nothing of him since he had
gone out early in the evening.
Pennsylvania Company Fnrseons Listen to
The semi-annual meeting of the Associa
tion of the Surgeons on the Pennsylvania
Company's lines was held yesterday at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel. Dr. Bidenour, of
Massillon, presiding. Two addresses were
delivered, one by Dr. J. B. Ilurdock, on
the "Treatment of Fractures in the Neigh
borhood of Joints," and the other by Dr.
Buchanan on the "Justifiability of Import
ant Surgical Operations by Inexperienced
Surgeons." Both papers were of a scientific
character, and were ably treated by the re
spective physicians. The remainder of the
session was taken up by the ordinary routine
Alter this meeting clossd the Allegheny
county medical quarterly meeting was held
in tne ineater oi vurry university. At tne
conclusion of the business meeting, the fol
lowing named gentlemen were elected mem
bers ot the society: Drs. W. N. Marshell,
Hoboken; T. P. Graham, West End; S. O.
Brumbaugh, J. E. Miller, W. F. Bowben
son, T. S. Pershing, of Pittsburg, and J. P.
Golden. About a dozen gentlemen were
also proposed for membership and they will
be voted Tor at the next meeting. The offi
cers for the ensuing year were nominated,
and an election will be held at the January
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttsbargcrs and Others of
Friday has been set aside in this State
as "Autumnal Arbor Day" for the public
schools. City Superintendent Luckey said yes
terday: "Arbor Day celebrations include tree
planting. Now the Pittsburg schools are al
ready planted for all they are worth. Tberois
no room for any farther planting, consequent
ly I aon't see how we could celebrate Arbor
Day. I understand that a similar condition of
things exists in Allegheny. Another reason is
that we have no spare rooms. There are probably
some of our outlying schools which have a little
roem for more trees, but if we celebrate Arbor
Day in any of these it would have to be cele
brated in all our schools. The festival can be
intended only for the country districts."
Division Passenger Agent E. D. Smith,
of the Baltimore and Ohio road, accompanied
br his wife, started yesterday on an extended
Western trip. He has been "hustling" hard
all summer, and now will take a mnch-needed
rest. It Is his intention to visit all points of In
terest on the Pacific coast, and he expects to
be absent about six weeks. James Kedman
and wife, of Crafton station, will accompany
Mr. and Mrs. Smith as far as Utah, where they
are going to visit friends.
John Ehman returned yesterday from
If ew York, where he attended the conference
of representatives ot the labor press of the
country. A committee on organization was
Captain W. "W. O'Keil is in Memphis,
looking after the business of bis retail coal
yard at that city.
Colored Men Organize a New Political
League in the County.
CITIZEN AJAX JONES DETHRONED.
Some Bed Hot Speeches Made Condemning
THEI WAST BEC0GNITIW AS T0TEE8
The convention of the Colored "Working
men's Political Association was -opened
yesterday morning in the Warren A. M. E.
Church, corner Fulton and Clark streets.
Ajax Jones was elected temporary chair
man, and the fun then began.
T. J. Gatewood made the opening speech.
He commenced by saying that the votes ot
the colored people had been thrown away
for the past 25 pears, and the colored man
was being led around by the nose by a
political party. He asked the race to throw
off the shackles that bound them and vote
independent! s of any party.
Andrew Walker said the condition of the
colored man was worse than that of the
Indian. He said one of the former could
not go to Harrisburg unless he went in the
kitchen. Samuel Wilkinson followed him
and said the colored people should stand
together and die for a principle.)
AM, WANTED TO TALK.
About this time almost every delegate in
the hall wanted to sav something that
would annihilate the Bepnblican party.
Tne following committee on permanent
organization was appointed: Lee Wilkin
son, Richard Sees, Thomas Roach, Will
iam Smith and Thomas Gatewood.
In his speech, President Ajax Jones
made one ot his characteristic mayor's of
fice oratorical flights. In the afternoon the
committee on permanent organization re
ported the following named officers:
Chairman, C. A. Jones; First Vice President,
C TT nnnn.ll. Cannnil Vina P.BlM.nt C7-n
ben 8oles; Third Vice President, Samuel Wil
kinson; Secretary, J. W. Gatewood; Assist
ant Secretary, Lewis Martin.
A kick was made about Ajax being presi
dent, and C. H. O'Donnell was nominated
against him. The vote on the question stood
18 to 18. Considerable excitement was
caused by the election, and the convention
was in an uproar. Bev. Clinton, who was
called temporarily to the chair, cast the de
ciding ballot in tavor of Mr. O'Donnell.
The latter appointed Eev. G. W. Clinton,
T. E. Eoach, William Smith, J. M. F. Fos
ter and John H. Scott a committee on reso
lutions. SOME YIGOBOUS KICKS.
In the evening a kick was made about a
claim that the election of Mr. O'Donnell
was unammons. The Committee on Reso
lutions presented their report. It was in
the natnre of a demand for political recog
nition. They denounced the outrages per
petrated on their colored brethren in the
South. They also ask Councils to pass an
ordinance prohibiting the employment of
non-taxpayers upon public works. They
also ask for recognition in mills and facto
ries enjoying prosperity under a high tariff
law and adopted an eight honr plank.
Richard Keys and Eev. G. W. Clinton
made speeches denouncing those who had
spoken disparagingly of the colored race in
the South. Remarks were also made by
John Trefley, J. M. F. Foster and others.
Mr. G. A. Mossett ofiered a resolution to
make the convention a permanent lea cue.
and delegates instructed to organize perma
nent clubs at once. A resolution was offered
indorsing one of the delegates for a position
under Collector Warmcastle. It called forth
considerable oratory. Mr. Foster opposed
it. Eev. Clinton said the Collector was
there to be bothered by persons indorsing
FALNTED AT THE ALTAE.
Class Rannwny Slatcb With
The following interesting telegram was re
ceived last night from Franklin. An effort
was made to see Eev. Mr. "White, but as he
lives at Forest City.he could notbe reached:
Franklin society is once more all tornnp
over the elopement ot two of Its most promi
nent members, Miss Annie H. Lewis, only
child of President 8. C. Lewis, of the Eclipse
Oil Works, and a member of the Standard Od
Co., and Mr. Willis B. Cocbran, the son of R.
L. Cocbran, a prominent citizen and politician.
Mr. Cochran's love-making met with stern op
position lrom Mr. Lewis, who -would not listen
to any proposal for his danghf er's hand, and as
a result the young folES decided upon an elope
ment. Miss Lewis left on Friday last lor Pittsburg,
where she was met later by young Cochran.
The couple seenred a marriage license, and
with a couple of mntual triends proceeded to
St. Andrew's Church. There the bride met
with an unexpected friend In the nastnr. Rev-
John Crockar White, In whom she recognized
the pastor who had' years before known and
baptized her in Cleveland. At the sight of him
she fainted. She soon recovered, however, and
the ceremony was duly solemnized. Mr. and
Sirs. Cochran then proceeded to the home of a
friend, where thpy remained until Saturday,
when the lady returned to the home ot her
parents in this city. It was the intention to
keep the marriage a secret, but some former
Franklinite got wind oi it and communicated
the fact to Mr. Lewis. The news did not have
a soothing effect on that gentleman, bnt rather
increased his anger, and today the bride was
shipped to friends in New York, while the
groom has been retired to his father's stock
farm in the wdds of Bugar Creek township.
The younc couple have lone been recognized
as leaders in Franklin exclusive society circles,
and this, together with the prominence of their
families, has caused general comment Mrs.
Cochran Is a very pretty brunette and very
hlrhly educated. Mr. Cocbran is a young man
of good abilities, and it is the general hopo of
their friends that tbo stern parent in the case
will relent and extend to the yonng couple the
hand of forgiveness. -
LUTHERANS FOR LUTHERANS.
The Akron Resolution Passed In 1S72
At the meeting of the Lutheran General
Couucil yesterday the resolution adopted in
Akron in 1872, that only Lutheran minis
ters be allowed in Lutheran pulpits and
Lutheran communicants at Lutheran altars,
was reaffirmed. The resolution protesting
against the abuse of Lutherans in Russia by
the Czar's Government was indorsed
The recommendation to speak English in
the General Conncil was frowned- down.
The Council commended the Johnstown
Lutherans to the liberality of the congrega
tions in the country.
The IllIIls Renm!nc
Work will be resumed to-day in the pud
dling and rolling departments of Darlington
& Co's. mills at Frankstown. The shutdown
which occurred a week ago, was because the
firm could not supply the men with a softer
iron. Satisfactory terms have now been
made. The pipe mills will begin to operate
After Total Blindness to Objects Sees to
Bead the FlnestPrlnt.
It used to be considered good success when
a person had been blind from cataract, if
one out of two was restored sufficiently to
walk abont, and more were totally blinded
than were made to see to read common
print Miss Christiana McGillviany, of
Glasgow, Columbiana county, O., four
miles west of Wellsville, had been blind in
one eye two years or more, when she came
to Dr. Sadler, 804 Penn avenue, who oper
ated on her last week. He adjusted her
glasses, when she was able to read not only
common diamond print (the smallest type)
.but chrome-lithographic reductions, still
much smaller. In the language of Mr. Geo.
E. Littleton, of Bellaire, O. (after an opera
tion for cataract by Dr. Sadler, and glasses
fitted): "With my glasses 1 can see to
read as well as ever in my life, and I used
to have very strong eyes,' expresses the re
sults Becured by Dr. Sadler in every case be
has operated upon this year. These results
are not excelled in the history of eye sur
gery, and he naturally feels proud or his
They TJnllmbcr at tho Hotel Anderson The
Work Grown In Interest as It Proceeds
and Will Contlnne So.
Associated American Boiler Makers to the
number of more than'100 put in an appear
ance at their convention at the Hotel Ander
son yesterday morning, and were called to
order by President James Lappan, who, in
his opening address, dwelt upon the demor
alization of the boiler making business,
caused by firms that were willing to make
cheap boilers for men who wanted them at a
low price without much inquiry as to the
quality of material used. He also called at
tention to the demoralization resulting from
a difference in wages paid by manufacturers,
which had a deleterious effect on the quality
of boilers made.
Secretary A. T. Douthett addressed the
convention on the subject of organization.
He stated that the object of convening was
for the purpose of attaining the highest
knowledge in the manufacture of steam
boilers so as to decrease the risk of life and
property in their use. As "iron sharpeneth
iron" Mr. Douthett hoped that the attrition
of master minds encaged in the business
would be productive of, much benefit, not
only to those interested in making boilers,
bnt to the public as well. He then read the
minutes of the last meeting and resolutions
Colonel E. D. Meir, of St Louis, Chair
man of the Committee on Material and
Tests, reported progress daring the last six
months, and asked all present to express
opinions on the subject and report in writing
for consideration their views as to the re
spective merits of cast iron, wrought iron
and homogeneous steel for various portions
of boilers, physical properties of iron, tests
Mr. Mitchel, of Philadelphia, dwelt upon
the importance of proper setting in the pres
ervation of boilers, and asked that a com
mittee be appointed to consider the matter.
Committees were named and all the busi
ness prepared discussed until 3 o'clock p.
M., when an adjournment was taken until
9:30 o'clock this morning in order to allow
the committees to cut out more work. One
would suppose that men who spent their
lives amia tne am oi Doner maKing wouia
be noisy in a convention, bat the delegates
present were the opposite in this respect.
They are a body of thinkers, and might be
called scientists, as on observation, investi
gation and reflection depend success in their
IEE AMONG INSTRUMENTALISTS.
The Orchestras Will Retire From the M. Of.
P. U. and Join the K. of L.
The dissensions between the rival musical
organizations culminated last night in the
forced withdrawal of Mr. Buhe from the
Grand Opera orchestra. Mr. Friebert-
hauser, a musician of 20 years standing, re
signed from the orchestra about three years
ago rather than join the M. M. P. U., but
returned this week as one of the extra mu
sicians. Last night he declined to play with
Mr. Euhe, whose instrument was the 'cello,
and Mr. Schwartz, feeling that he could dis
pense with the 'cello better than with the
tympani, Mr. Frieberthauser's instrument,
asked Mr. Bnhe to withdraw.
Yesterday Mr. Schwartz had an interview
with Master Workman J. H. Bottkay, oi L.
A. 1683, and as a resnlt the Grand Opera
leader will file an application on Friday for
the admission of his orchestra to the K. of
L. Assembly. A similar movement is on
foot among the other orchestras.
Meanwhile Manager Wilt regards the
contentions between the musicians with pla
cidity. He has an excellent orchestra, and
he not only intends to maintain its effi
ciency, but to increase its instrnmentation
when opportunity occurs.
BRICKHAKERS NOT IEAYIN0.
The Next Report Will hhow the K. of Ik to
be In Good Condition.
Master Workman Boss stated yesterday
that it was not true, as rumored, that the
brickmakers would withdraw from the.
K. of L. It has been said that considera
ble dissatisfaction existed among the mem
bers of L. A. 2946, District 3, Brickmakers,
owing to the increase of the per capita tax
from 5 to 7 cents, a change that was made
some time ago, and that a movement was be
ing made in the direction ot the American
Federation of Labor. The status of the indi
vidual members of L. A. 2916 has materially
increased since they organized within the
K. of L., and the slight addition to the
assessments would not seem to warrant them
in severing 'their connection with the body.
Speaking of their financial and numeri
cal condition, the Master Workman said
Jhat a number ot delinquent members had
returnea witnin tne 101a, ana mat a good
many new members had been admitted.
Financially the organization was flourish
THE CONTRACT LABOR LAW.
Labor Organizations- Will Join to
Wilkie, the Texan contractor who was
fined 564,000 for a beach ot the contract
labor law some time ago and who appealed
his case to Congress, is not pushing his
lawyers in the hope that the new Congress
will pass a law repealing the existing statue
regulating the importatioa of labor. He
had a contract for the erection of a new
Government building and connived at the
emplovment of convict labor in connection
with the stone work.
The American Granite Cutters at once
struck, and Wilkie ira porta ted 61 granite
cutters from Scotland and put them to work.
Action was taken against him and he was
fined as stated. Labor organizations
throughout the country will take concerted
action against the repeal of the existing law,
CARS NOT BD1LT RIGHT.
The Loads Should be Damped and Not Dis
charged by Hand.
A prominent iron manufacturer said yes
terday that a great deal of the shortage in
cars originated in the design of the cars.
If wagons on the same plan as the hoppers
in use on the Baltimore and Ohio, from
whioh the entire load can be dumped in an
instant were made a vast deal of time would
be saved, and much greater mileage ob
tained from the cars than is now the case.
As it is whole trains of cars may be seen
any day standing in the yards of coal
dealers, iron manuiactnrers, and factories is
general, while their contents are laboriously
and tediously unloaded by hand. ,Iron ore,
coal and coke for use in iron and steel fac
tories should be dumped at once and the
cars kept in motion.
PR0BIXG THE ITEMS.
Farther Testimony Taken In Contractor
The Board of Arbitrators continued to
take testimony yesterday in the case of Con
tractor McKnight who claims $28,531 08
from the State for work done at Johnstown
after the flood. During the day Mr. Mc
Knight closed his case. His bookkeepers,
D. J. Lewis, O. H. Houston and J. E. Mc
Clelland were cross-examined by Attorney
General Kirkpatrick. .
In opening for the State the Attorney
General said that Mr. McKnight sbonld be
paid what is rightly owed to him" but that
the State would pay no claims that were
not proven beyond a doubt Colonel H. F.
Douglas, who wa engineer in charge at
Johnstown, was called. He related how he
divided the work into districts and assigned
two of them to Mr. MoKnight, at the same
time cautioning him to be careful. The
books of the State and contractors were
compared every night and there were always
Colonel Douglass then made a detailed
statement of the case from his books in
which he showed a discrepancy of $27,021 35
existed betwen the State and McKnight
Mayor Greenland alio testified.
JfRT Jtf. EITTSBURG.
A Colored Progressive Co-Operative
Association Formed Here.
A GENERAL STORE TO BE STARTED.
The Charter Secured and a Building Pro
vided on Wylie Avenue
THE METHOD OP 0PEBATI0H PB0P0SED
A number of colored people in this city,
100 or more men of means, have organized
what will be known as the Progressive Co
operative Association, place of business,
Wylie avenue. It is not" a hastily formed
plan, but a well-matured one. Meetings
have been held weekly for several months in
a church on Arthurs street, and the details
of the plan debated until the projectors have
reached common ground, and artr ready for
operations as soon as the legal preliminaries
can be arranged. The officers are Joseph H.
Smith, Chairman ;J. B. Walker, Treasurer
and a man named Henderson, a letter car
The knowledge of the movement came to
a reporter several weeks ago, but not until
yesterday could he get onto the plans or
scope. The last movement was an applica
tion for a charter by W. C. McEldowney,
Esq. The company is formed under an act
of 1887, under which two other associations
have been organized, one in Mansfield and
the other in McKeesport, both of which are
said to be doing well so far. The Progres
sive Co-operative Association of this city
has secured a building on Wylie avenue.
The charters under the act of 1887 do not al
low the giving or accepting ot credit. Such
corporations are required to make quarterly
statements and declare dividends it there be
any earned. The capital stock of the Pitts
burg Progressive Co-operative Association
THE STOEE TVILTj BE GENERAL.
A trained business man has been engaged
to take the general management of the
store. The capital may be increased or di
minished according as the exigencies of the
situation may demand. It is intended to
run a general business house where enstom
ers may get drygoods, millinery, groceries,
hardware, etc., anything likely to be needed
by all housekeepers.
While Caucasian patronage is solicited, it
is expected that the greater portion will
come from the colored population, which is
dense in the neighborhood of the proposed
store. There are many people who do not
expect to receive direct benefit from the en
terprise, who nevertheless look upon it favor
ably as an educational factor. There are few
avenues to lucrative employment open to
colored people in this section. While in the
South the colored man enters the lists gen
erally, and aspires to be a mechanic, store
keeper, lawyer, preacher, doctor, or what
ever he may feel best qualified for; in the
North he generally seems to be smothered
by his surroundings, and but few are able
to fight their way unassisted to prominence.
Commerce rules the world, and the man
who trains his sons in business puts power
into their hands. The trading nations rule
the modern world, and did much of the an
cient, except during the domination of the
Bomans. War nowadays is more a matter
of business than of bloodshed. A nation
whose finances are disorganized cannot put
armies into the field and sustain them ef
fectively. TTABS HOT PBOFITABLE.
As Louis XIV., ot France, said, "The
last piece of gold, or credit, wins." The
master spirits in the commercial world now
adays have learned that war is not profit
able, and they are more potent to bring
about that state of universal peace of which
philanthropists dream than are the masters
of diplomacy and statecraft.
To becomes member oi the Progressive
Co-operative Association one must pay an
initiation fee. of 51 aahare on the amount of
stock he wishes to hold. Complaint has
been made by all lawyers who have
gotten charters for this kind of or
ganizations of the ruling of the At
torney General of the State. Ac
cording to the act of Assembly governing
them, the charges for charter are 10 cents
per hundred words for transcribing at Har
risburg, and the same amount for recording
in the county where the association exists,
but the Attorney General has ruled that an
additional of y oi 1 per cent on the capital
stock must be paid, the same charged; all
The course of this co-operative store will
be watched with interest. So far white
Americans have not generally succeeded in
such enterprises, though the system has
worked well in England and Germany. It
is possible the colored brethren may be able
to give the whites pointers in this line.
THE FDBL FDNDS.
DIds Being Received for the Supply of Coal
to the Poor.
William Boseburg, Cashier of the Bank
of Pittsburg, and acting for the Committee
of Distribntion of the Brewer and Crawford
Fuel Funds, is receiving bids for the deliv
ery of coal for the ensuing year. The funds
are trusts left to the West Penn Hospital by
Messrs. Brewer and Crawford to supply coal
to the needy poor. The former fund was
$72,000 and the latter $12,000. A committee
was appointed to use the interest each year
to purchase coal and give it to persons that
they thought were poor and deserving. The
plan has been carried out for a number of
years. Last year 44,065 bushels of coal
were purchased by the Brewer fund and
8,725 bushels by the other trust There is
no special way of distributing the coal, the
committee giving orders to those whom they
think should get it
WILL ERECT A NEW TEMPLE.
The Seventh Presbyterian Charch Dlfflcnltv
The dissatisfaction in the Seventh Pres
byterian Church has been, it is reported,
amicably settled. The Presbytery refused
to sanction the withdrawal of the dissatis
fied and their formation into a separate or
ganization, so the matter has been harmon
iously bridged by an agreement to have a
house ot worship erected on Thirty-third
street which wilt be regarded as an annex
to the regular body. It is said that the late
disputants are working harmoniously and
that the contract for the new building is
cither about to be let or has been.
"All's well that ends well," especially in
church tquabbles which are usually -adjusted
with extreme difficulty.
PDTTHROUGn THE MILL.
The Fourteenth Regiment Makes a Credita
The ladies were out in force yesterday to
witness the inspection of the Fourteenth
Begiment at Baura's Grove, East Eud, by
General Hastings. The morning was spent ex
amining the arms and equipments of the men,
in the afternoon the companies drilled.
General Hastings -was assisted in the in
spection by Colonel Hudson, Major Frank
Patterson and six members of the Governor's
General Hastings said afterward that, tak
ing into consideration the work of the regi
ment at Johnstown, the Various companies
made a very creditable showing. Theresult
of the inspection will be revealed later.
Given Awax A negro doll with $1 pur
chase. Busy Bee Hiye,cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Cash paid for old gold and
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth aVe.
Time is the trne,test F. & T.'s Pilsner
beer grows daily inpopulanty.
F.&T.'h Pittsburg beer pleases better
every time. Can't bo, excelled. .
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' $1,000, WORTH' OF PLUNDER.
Hearing Yesterday of a Bad Gong They
Systematically Robbed Hnral Stores
Straugo Evidence. "
W. Smith and James Burns were givan
a hearing before Alderman Gripp yesterday
afternoon on six charges of burglary and
larceny preferred by Charles P. Brown,
James W. Peters, James McKee, William
Woke, J. W. Behbeck and August Gold
strom. The prosecutors are all business
men in surrounding townships, whose stores
were robbed. Much of the stolen goods
had been recovered by Constables Murphy
and McClure, and was placed in evidence
and identified by the owners. The aggre
gate value of the plunder is about $1,000.
The chief witness against the two men
was John Williams, , who lives opposite
McKeesport, and at whose house they fre
quently stayed. Williams identified some
of the goods as that which had been brought
to his house by the defendants and said that
they had told him from where it had been
The prisoners made no defense and were
committed to jail, in default of bail, for trial
at court on all the charges. Smith and
Burns are the two men who were arrested
and charged with being the persons who
shot a business man, of Wilkinsburg named
St. Clair, some time ago and robbed the
store. They have been in jail for the last
three months and it was since that time
that these informations have been entered
against them. A short time ago Barns
made an unsuccessful attempt to escape
from jail by cutting the bars of his cell.
METAL RAILWAY TIES.
Their Advantages Explained to the Society
of Civil Engineers.
A large number were present last night
at the meeting of the Western Pennsylvania
Society of Engineers. Mr. J. A. Brashear
presided. The feature of the meeting was a
paper by Mr. J. S. McGehan on "Metal
Ties for Railroads." Mr. McGehan stated
that the first metal ties were made in 1860.
They have continued to grow in favor ever
since, and now the East India Eailway
alone has 1,000 miles of track laid on metal
ties. The first attempts to use metal ties
were not a success, for the reason they were
made of cast lron,and the resistance was so
great they broke in two. They are now made
of soft homogeneous iron or soft steel, with
a resisting power of 60,000' pounds to the
inch. There are laid to the mile 2,640 of
them. At the International Eailway Con
gress, held in Paris, reports were received
from 84 railway men, all but one of whom,
nau nsea tne metai tie, ana oil reporiea ia
vorably. The cheapness of wood has prevented its
adoption in this country. Mr. McGehan
pronounced it the coming tie for railroads.
It prevents spreading of the rails, is safer
in many ways and costs less in the long
run. Also, in cases of floods and washouts,
the road remains in practically good condi
tion and the ties can be used again.
A CAR ASSOCIATION.
Bailroad Officials Thinking of Forming One
In This City.
Eailroad officials of this city are talking
of forming a car association for the improve
ment of the car service. In other cities
throughout the country these associations
facilitate the movements of cars, and in a
great measure prevents shippers from using
the cars as storehouses and keeping them
out of service.
We Are Entitled
To sell more than three-quarters of all the
overcoats that are sold in Pittsburg. Our
prices warrant it, and the steady rush to
secure the advertised overcoat bargains
proves it Call and see our men's genuine
Vawaw nwownofe at 415 est 11 AVaaunna dlaa
at 2s ' p. a c. a. I
Cor. Grant and Diamond its., opp. the' new
A Light in the Window.
There's a light (overcoat) in the window
for you at Sailor's, Sixth and Liberty streets.
It is a beauty, and will make the ugliest
man in the two cities look like a section of a
fashion plate. Sailor is making a special
drive on this line of goods, and the sales of
the past week show that his efforts are ap
preciated by the people. The usually big
trade is being done in BrokawBro.'s famous
clothing garments that for utility and
cheapness cannot be surpassed. "WT
French All Wool Cashmeres The Great Sale
Going on here undoubtedly the best cash
mere ever sold over a counter for this price,
50 cents a yard hundreds of yards sold to
daybest colors. Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Just the thing for silver wedding presents,
at Henry Terheyden's, 530 Smithfield st,
For To -Day's Sale
We place on our counters another batch of
those men's kersey overcoats at the bargain
figure of $13. They are a big go, and no
wonder; $25 is the price charged for them
elsewhere; our price $13 to-day.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp." the new Court House.
Far Capes Nearly One Hundred New Ones
In Persiana, Astraehan, Gray Krimmer,
Mink, Hudson Bay Sable, Seal, Marten, also
in Seal and Persiana combined, with low
and high standing collars in our fur room.
Jos. Horse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Banerleln Brewing Co..
Bennetts, Pa. Telephone 1,018.
Opposite Forty-third st, Pittsburg, Pa.
Extra standard Wiener and Kulmbacher
lager beer. Families and the trade supplied
in bottles, quarts or pints, or inMbe wood.
Combination Union Salts
In ladies underwear, Jenness Miller dress
reform style, in all qualities, at Home &
Ward's, 41 Fiftfrave. .
An Important Sale.
' Messrs. I. 31. Pennock & Son will offer
at auction on Thursday, October 17, two
very desirable properties. See advertise
ment on third page of this paper for mller
Hosiery! Hosiery! Hosiery! Hosiery!
Men's Women's Children's Infanta'
Hosiery. Hosiery. Hosiery. Hosiery.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Oh, mothers! buy your infant's cloaks,
slips, caps, etc., this week at reduced prices.
ilnsy nee Hive, cor. Bixtn ana xnoeriy.
Combination Union Suits
In ladies underwear, Jenness Miller dress
reform style, in all qualities, at Borne &
Ward's, 41 Fifth aye.
FrNB watch repairing at Hauch's, No.
295 Fifth ave. Lowest prices. -WTSn
Cut Pbices Child's plush coats, caps,
etc. Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Oasb paid for old gold
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth are.
Combination Union Salts
In ladies underwear, Jenness Miller dress
reform style, in all qualities, at Home &
.Ward's, 41 Fifth ave.
" ALMOST DISRUPTED.
Oaly 18 Members at the W. C T. V. Tester
day The Resignations of Mrs. CaajjheH
and Mrs. Watson.
Only 18 women attended the quarterly
meeting of the county W. C. T. TJ. yester
day in the Third TJ. P. Church. Oaly one
of the regular officers, Miss McConnell, the
treasurer, was present. These facts are
significant, it having been charged that the
third party political issue, has wrecked the
State and county branches of taeW.C. T.
TJ. MissSE. Gemmill was requested to
preside. The Treasurer read her report,
showing the union to be in debt to expenses
to the amount of $34. The following letter
from Mrs. Campbell, the County President,
187 Sandusky Btreet,
AlLEOmtST, October It.
Mrs. A. 7. Brice. Corresponding Secretary Alle
gheny Connty W. C.I.U.:
Dear Madam I most heartily appreciate
the confidence which the members of tho
County Union nave manifested by their action
in unanimously re-electing me to the office of
President; still, the reason which prompted my
resignation in July last forbids my acceptance
ot tho position. 1 therefore, through yon,
most respectf oily present my resignation, only
askintr that the workers mar Eire my. successor
the same kindly support which I have ever re
ceived at their bands.
Thanking all my friends for the honors so
often conferred .upon me, and praying God's
richest blessing npon the cause of temperance
in Allegheny connty, I am sincerely yours,
$IB3. H. C. CAKFBZXZ.
The letter was taken into consideration,
and general regret was expressed on account
of it, though all felt that Mrs. Campbell
was in earnest Mrs. Worth moved the ac
ceptance of the resignation and a vote was
taken, resulting in 7 votes for and 6 against
the motion. Several persons did not vote,
and a call for a general vote was made, re
sulting in a ballot of 11 for acceptance and 7
opposed. Upon the adoption of the motion
several brief speeches 'in praise of Mrs.
Campbell were made.
Mrs. Frank Harrison, of McKeesport,
who, though elected Vice President, at
large, has not yet accepted the office, was not
present, and on motion of Mrs. Watson Mrs.
S. E. Gemmill was elected President pro
tern, until the meeting in December, when
Mrs. Campbell's successor will be chosen.
Mrs". Watson, superintendent of the legal
work, asked that the Union accept her resig
nation on account of the amount of other
work she had to attend to. Mrs, Brycn
moved that consideration of the matter be
deferred until (next meeting. The motion
was carried, likewise one selecting Mrs.
Ayres and Miss Gemmill as alternates to
the national convention to be held in
December. The meeting adjourned at 4
Mellor & Hoene. i
We can furnish you with the best pianos
and organs made, and can give you the best
and easiest terms of payment. We have
been established since '1831 (nearly 60
years), and, being the oldest mnsic firm in
the city, we "have had more experience than
any other house.
Pianos: Hardman, BZrakauer, Harring
ton. Organs: Palace, Chase, Chicago Cot
Persons buying frcm us can be satisfied
they are getting, the full worth of their
money, as the pianos and organs we sell
are the best made in the United States.
Send for circulars and fail particulars oi
our easy payment plan.
Melloe & Hoese,
irwrssa 77 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg.
TWO GREAT TRIUMPHS.
Highest Awards to tbo Sobmer Pianos.
The'Sohmer pianos have just received the
grand pedal at the San Francisco Exposi
tion. Also the gold medal at the great New
England Fair. This is another Instance of
the recognized standing of these excellent
instruments and will add to the triumph
which the Sohmer piano has already
achieved in the .musical world. The
agents in Pittsbarg of the Sohiaar'pianos
arc J. M. Hoffiaann & Co,, 537 Smithfield
street - f
The assignees sale at auction of drygoods,
carpets and rugs now going on at 723 and
725 Liberty st. cor. 'Eighth, seems to bft the
center of attraction for bargain hunters.
Thelarge sal eszoom. where thisimportant sale
isbeing conducted was literally crowded yes
terday with eager buy ers.all anxious to secure
some of the'great bargains that were being
knocked down by the auctioneer to the high
est bidder regardless of cost or price. Those
who have not as yet attended .this immense
sale should do so.at once. Sales are dailyat
10 A. K., 2 and 7:30 P. M.
From bad sewerage or undrained
swamps deranges the liver and un
dermines the system, creates blood
diseases and emptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually be
cured by th,a use of the genuine
. Liver Pills. '
Pricet2Ec Sold by all druggists, and pre
pared only by Fleming Brothers, Pitts
burg, Pa.- Get- the genuine; cointerfeita
are made in St. Louis. .
A GREAT EFFORT
has been made to pleaso the Ladles In the
Millinery line and we are happy to say they
seemed to appreciate the' beautiful display
in Hats and Bonnets, and many were the
remarks: "How reasonable in price," and
"so stylish, too," and that is just what wo
want to accomplish, viz.. Stylish Millinery
at Reasonable Prices. We have competent,
experienced Milliners and we can give yon
good value for your money.
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X09 Federal Street,
Note change In Mile End display in Exposi
tion. We sell the goods. ocU-mwf
!NeW CROPS-FlRfcT OF THESEASON
Kew Malaga ratslas and grapes, currants;
layer figs and Freoc-h prunes, received by
JNO. AT BENSHAW & CO,
. ocVTo-WS Liberty aud Ninth sts.
"tALIFORNIA FRUITS EVAPORATED
j peaches and apricot; very choice: also
Golden Gate caaned fruits, wholesale aad re
tail, by . JNO,A.REN8HAWfcC0..
v Fasar UroeeM. .
JDS. HDRNE t
PENN AVENUE STORESL
FaH and Winter Goods is all of on many
departments. Customers, oH and BeV'
deBglited with the wonderful variety,
and completeness of the stock of goods.
as seen here. , 0
Oar iaeSities ore equal to the meet.
. ... , ?, - ... , a
extreme aesanos, ana we iTHilTt sad
fii that nowhere else can eayars do-
fin ffroAC uu3 n43a&lj3 vi.lAAaa Ism ;
Black Silia leolade aH the latest weaves i
. . .. . S ASi
ia standard and Best xaaKes.
Colored Silks, from Serai at Motel
finest and cestUeet FreeetL Brocades!
ever seen la this city.
Plata Colored Trimmlae Velvets, S8S
totSajard; finest all pare Sflk Ltob
boHBBie veivea, ia latest Sfiades.
Special, bargain In fancy Brocade sad ,
Figured Velvets at aSe and upward,
for coabteteg wltb wool dress faeries.
Flashes, 36c and 45e a yard Q isebee
Ha yard aH the best shades. .
O nr great bargains la Freaea AH-wool
Cashmeres Lupin's she beet made,
best ta weight, In Sa'taiMMSesi
inches wide, one a yard sate tale
Taey eest more mosey to sake ta-f'
are worth flee a yard. Bsy taese Lwf&i
French Cashmeres at 59c; 4S-isea at 75e7
Another wonder the SE-Bsea ureal
Freaea Broad etetas at 25 a yatev we-
qaaled at tho price. --or.
We also are seUteeatVonayatdtbe
ftaest Breadeletta Bade, tally as geed,!"--
if not better, than doth that are seHteg '
for IS to 1850 per yard, seta sae away ,
from tfek store. We have ateaty ot
them tee aH and in'tae greatest variety t
of colors aad aewest shades, oaly IB SB
yard. vh .
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Iext tee se-tnea. wide AS-weel "sp.a
Fresea Herges, Best oews, oatyeeeari
Seyesal large sew lets ef 'Po'aefo
wtdteyAB-weett BaMagwy Wa Baraejs7
Plaids aadVfltstpcs, Me to 3Sc a yard- by
far the beet vataes eTersaewamaay,
14 COO Vni UCJH uuuu
Largest Use of WngHnw Stripe aads
Cheek Fiae Wool Saittfi By theyard
and in single patterns, very oholoa
Our AU-weel K to SS-toea Batting
Cloths, la plan eetets aad afxtaresvl
to 75c a yard. Carreer we la kee
YoiTwill Sad yeareaeteeof oeteraadX
shade here. v..
Black Dress Goods steek ful up wMkl
bargains fa Casameres, Bonus, Bread
cloths. Camel's hair SaMscs, faaey
yard. Another ease of away-tsaders J
price. v . !.&?
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So mach fee Silks aad Drees Seodev
Only a general Botfee of oarfsneafe
stock of Fall and Wlater styles ia
ever basy Cloak aad Sstt
Garments by the thonsanda Jaokety1
Short Mantles, SfeeaJder Cspea.'Leag-'
Garments, Seal Plash. Jackets Qg aad
up). Mantles aad Coats. -,'
Our great 80 Cloth SaK
The choicest aad largest stock la oar
1 ia '
Fur Room of real Alaska, Louden dye.
Sealskin Garments ia Coats, Maatles
aad latest aeveMes la Jaaketsaadt
" " A'
'Walklne Coats lowest prices hereon,
reliable Beat Garments aad newest
euecta ta owu 2 ora. a
The new Table linens ore here;
new Lace Curtains, Heavy Curtains
Our popatar Dress Trimralag Depart?
meat has brand new nevelaes this
In all Black aad Colored Trfaamteas aad
Battoas. - Is,
Milliaery Department foB stocked
with eearmtei; Tnaated Bonnets and
Hats for ladles aad eaHdrea.
Hosiery sad Underwear, Kid Gloves,
Laees aad Embroideries. Of coarse yea?
mast-esse this week to see Ois largest
and eempletest establishment and Its
weaaerfal steak of Fall aad WlfiterS
JOB. HDRNE it Wm
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