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!THB PITTSBURG- ' MfePAftSBC, teOBSDA?, OCTOBER 17, 1889;
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What the Exposition
Done for Pittsburg.
1 YIEWS OF BUSINESS MEN.
Bailroads, Hotels and Storekeepers
CUSTOH FBOM GREAT DISTANCES.
Borne Large Figures in Percentage Given
to Show the Increase.
WOETH OP THE EXHIBITION ADMITTED
Yesterdays Dispatch reporter visited
five of the principal stores in town with the
object of gauging the increase in trade oc
casioned by the Exposition. AtKaufmanns',
Mr. I. Kaufmann gave a most roseate de
scription of the increase. He said: "Yes,
the Exposition has been of exceptional bene
fit to us. There has been an increase in onr
customers of from 40 to 60 per cent., which
is a rather big thing, I can tell yon. Dar
ing the past few weeks the increase has
more than once gone up to 70 per cent
Onr week-day crowds have become
almost as big as those on Saturdays
and national festivals. From the addresses
given ns, I should say that the Exposition
has brought new customers to the store from
places COO miles away from Pittsburg. Per
sons from Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis,
and also from New York and Boston have
purchased theirwinter clothing from tu and
given orders. Many have mentioned inci
dentally that they were Exposition visitors.
Altogether we would be very sorry if the
Exposition is not maintained.
A DIFFERENT SOXG SUXG.
At Gusky's, Mr. Charles Solomon, the
manager, said: "For our part, I may say
that Gusky's has undoubtedly benefited by
the big show, bnt the increase has been
nothing like 40 per cent. The first lev
weeks of the Exposition disappointed us
greatly; no perceptible increase in our
patrons appearing. The last two weeks,
however, have shown a decided improve
ment, and a fair increase has been noticed,
still nothing like the Kaufmann figures has
Mr. S. S. Marvin, when asked, replied
that his business did not give so much scope
for an increase in custom from EiDosition
visitors. He, however, added: "Through
the regular channels, such as agents, etc, I
learn that many have given orders. In this
way I consider the show has improved my
trade greatly. Shoals of old country folks
and ei-Pittsburgers come every day to look
over my factory, and many give orders.
That is all I can say about my trade in
crease. I will tell you two classes who have
prospered over the Exposition the hotel and
restaurant keepers. Hotel beds are at a pre
mium, and have been since the show be
gan." A2T rXCEEASB OF 25 PEB CEST.
Mr. S. L. Fleishman, of Fleishman
& Co., on being visited, said: "I think
the Kaufmann figures are u little too strong.
"We have noticed an increase of from 25 to
30 per cent in our store, and thought we
were doing extremely well. This increase
began subsequent to the opening of the Ex
position, but I really could not say that it
was owing to the Exposition. Some ot it
undoubtedly was. but how much it is impos
sible to say. You see I attribute a great
deal of it to our new store, etc., which must
have a considerable influence. The country
folk, I nave noticed, poured in in crowds
daring the past few weeks, and I presume it
was the Exposition which brought them."
At Joseph Home & Co.'s store Manager
Harper said the exhibition had proved very
advantageous to their business. "It is a
pity," he continued, "that it was not started
years ago. It would have whooped up busi
ness in the soft goods line. I can't give you
the figures of onr increase since the show
began, but there has been a very material
increase. I sincerely hope, for the good ot
the firm, that there will be an Exposition
every year. I imagine that all the business
bouses in town have profited by it that is
all the bouses selling goods which Exposi
tion visitors are likely to Duy.
HOTELS IK GEEAT LUCK.
The inquiring mind of the reporter subse
quently led him to the principal hotels and
railroad offices. At the Monongahela House,
Hotel Anderson, Hotel Hamilton, Hotel
Albemarle, Seventh Avenue Hotel and Dn
qnesne the reports coincided in saying that
there has been an extraordinary influx of
guests. Mr. Marvin's statement that beds
were at a premium was more than borne out
by the observations of tne various hotel
clerks. The offices of the Pennsylvania
Railroad and Baltimore and Ohio Bail
road could quote no figures as
to the increase in their passengers, caused
by the Exposition; but the baggage masters
at the depots on both lines stated that the
amouut ot baggage had increased to an un
precedented extent since the opening of the
big sbow. Several of the railway employes
remarked that the trains had been full to
overflowing daring the past six weeks.
The railroads centering in the city are
busy figuring up the number of people thev
carried dnring the Exposition. Every dav
heavy excursions came in on some of the
roads. Upon the whole the general verdict
is that the Exposition has helped the busi
ness of storekeepers and increased the pas
senger traffic of the roads, as well as boom
ing the hotels.
I5IGHTS OF HOXOR.
The Convention Closed with nn Entertain
ment Last Mcbt.
The afternoon's session ot the Knights
and Ladies of Honor yesterday, was taken
np with the election of officers. The ballot
ing resulted in the choice of:
It B. LocVard, Grand Protector; G. W. Miller,
Vice Grand Protector; B. Goodman, Grand
Secretary; W. H. Mclntire. Grand Treasurer;
Mrs. R. A. Wilson. Grand Chaplain: Alexander
McClean, Grand Guide; Mr. Wilrick, Grand
Inirs. Representative to the Rnnrpmn
jjuukc; im l. .Queues, .alternate.
The Committee on Laws introduced and
changed a few rules. In the evenine an
entertainment was given in Lafayette Hall.
Alter an overture by the orchestra. Major
E. A. Montooth delivered an address of
welcome to the visiting members. He re
minded them that it was in that ball that
the Republican party was born, and enlarged
on the advantages and products ot Pitts
burg. He also gave a concise history of the
At the conclusion of Major Montooth's
remarks the opening ode of the lodge was
sung by the German members. After that
the officers elected in the afternoon were in
stalled by Fast Supreme Protector James
A. Pain, a well-known newspaper man of
Corrv. The officers formed in a circle on
-. t v ,,. ... . r
the stage in full regalia, and the obligations
of office were administered to them. Each
one was then instructed in his duties. The
ceremony occupied abont half an hour.
A PLINN CLUB.
Colored Citizens of the Bill Form their
About 50 colored citizens "of the hill dis
trict met in the Eleventh ward school bonse
last evening, and formed a Republican club.
The organization will be known as theFlinn
Club of Allegheny County. Simon Harris
was chosen president and James "W. Brooks
secretary. "Broadax" Smith was present,
and after one of his celebrated speeches the
meeting adjourned until next "Wednesday
QUARTEELT MEETING OP D. A. 3.
The Committee's Action Against S. S. Mar
Tin Indorsed The Hidden Demand nn
Increase of 10 Per Cent,
The last meeting of District Assembly 3,
Knights of Labor, prior to the General As
sembly, was held yesterday in the E, of L.
Hall. The session began at 9:45 o'clock and
terminated at 5.30 P. M. The reports of
Master Workman Boss showed the district
to be in good financial condition, $300 more
having passed into the treasurer's hands
dnring the last quarter than in the previous
one. The general condition of the district
is better at present than at any time within
the past four months, and the membership
on the increase.
Master Workman Bae, of D. A. 135, was
accorded the privilege of the floor. He de
tailed the condition of affairs among the
miners, and said that 5,000 new members had
been initiated within the last three months.
A resolution was passed sympathizing with
the Illinois miners, and recommending that
all K. of L. assemblies raise contributions
for the distressed families. The action of
the committee on S. S. Marvin's stand rela
tive to his employes was indorsed and re
ceived the approval of the meeting. The
following committees were appointed:
Credentials Thomas 3. Aladigan, James J.
Montgomery, D. F. Watts.
Appeals and Grievances J. L. Evans, John
Eastly, S. K. Rodeera.
Finance Neal McFarland, F. B. Vincent, C,
Distribution B. F. Fink, W. Q. Noltlng, An
Law John Flannery, W. J. Ward, J. H.
John O'Shea was elected Worthy Fore
man in the place of O. A. Williams, who
disqualified himself by non-attendance, and
Joseph L. Evans elected a member of the
Executive Board. Joseph Salm was elected
to fill the vacancy on the Board of Trus
tees. Twelve new delegates handed in their
The difficulty between the molders and
foundry masters has culminated in the fol
lowing'cireular: Pittsburg, Pa, October 17, 18S9.
To the Manufacturers and Proprietors of the Iron
and Steel Foundries of Pittsburg and Vicinity:
Gentlemen The molders have patiently
awaited a replv trom you to onr formal demand
for a 10 per cent advance on present wages
paid, and having received no answer as per re
quest contained in circular under date of Octo
ber 8. we, the General Committee, were in
strnctea to notify you that if said advance is
not granted the molders will not resume work
on Monday, October 21. 1SS9. Awaiting your
early reply, either through the men In your em
ploy or through the Chairman of the General
Committee, not later than Saturday, the 19th
inst, at 12 o'clock noon, either acceding or re
fusing by attaching your name to the enclosed
blanks, we are Yours respectfully,
I. .". Ross, Chairman.
J. H. BUBhS.
T. C. TlPPBB.
S. C. McAllister.
C. H. Shields.
The blanks read as follows:
To the Iron and Steel Molders of Pittsburg and
Gestlemex Your demand for 10 per cent
advance over present wages to take effect from
October 21 is hereby (granted) (or refused).
LITTLE EMMA WILL STAT.
The Hebrew Operatic Sincer Sends Her
Olother $10 Per Week.
Several members of the Hebrew Opera
Company which is playing in the Forbes
street Turner Hall visited Agent O'Brien's
office yesterday having with them little
Emma Tomascfsky, the child actress. They
corroborated the story in yesterday's Dis
patch, and gave Mr. O'Brien some addi
tional particulars concerning her parents.
The girl's mother is in New York, and it
was proven to Mr. O'Brien's satisfaction
that her little daughter sends to her 10 a
week. The father, it was said by the girl's
brother, was formerly connected with the
company, bnt was discharged because he
was suspected of making false returns of
ticket sales. In addition to making his
complaint to the Philadelphia Hnmane So
ciety, the father wrote a letter to a Hebrew
lady in this city endeavoring; to persnade
her to break up the company. Agent
O'Brien says that he is satisfied that little
Emma is being well cared for, and that he
will not interfere in the matter.
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttsbnrcers and Others of
L "W. Downe, of Chicago, a director of
the Pullman Company, passed through last
night to attend a meeting of his board on Fri
day in the Windy City. While in .New York he
found a great deal of indifference among lead
ing men there as to whether they should pos
sess the World's Fair. Several hotel keepers
told him that they would prefer the great show
should be held anywhere but In their city. Mr.
Downe naturally favors his own city, and says
that no better site conld be wished for the loca
tion of the fair than in Jackson Park. Half a
dozen railroads rnn their tracks right into it.
The question of location would be bronght be
fore Congress on a.n appropriation bill, though
it would not be necessary that the Federal
Government made an appropriation for the
purpose. The majority of the Southern Btates,
and, of course, all tho Northwest would favor
Chicago, and since Senator Quay and Don
Cameron were similarly disposed, the chances
were altogether in favor of Chicago having the
fair. He thought it probable that Congress
would appoint a committee to report on the
different sites offered for the purpose.
Herr Paul Strohman, of Essen, Ger
many, is in town. He is connected with the
Krupp ordnance factory, and is here to in
quire into the various processes of iron and
steel as in ue here. Herr Strohmann is greatly
taken with the extent of Uncle Sam's domin
ions and the magnitude of some of the indus
trial enterprises. He came here with the be
lief that Krupp's works were abont ahead of
anything this country possessed, but now freely
admits that this country contains a few plants
on a par with the Germans.
Judge Thomas M. Cooley, Chairman of
the Inter-State Commerce Commission, passed
through yesterday trom Washington to his
home at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Judge is very
ill, and a tender of the use of one of the Pen
sjlvania private cars to the old gentleman was
cratefully accepted. He said that the commis-
j sion had had more business before it during
tue ia two weeks man ever oeiore. All tne
members are more or less indisposed, while he
was positively sick, and was going home for a
Council Clerks Roland T. "White and
Robert Dilworth, of Allegheny, have had pub
lished an encyclopedia of information in rela
tion to the city government and other interest
ing matters. The book contains everything a
person would want to know abont the city, and
is complete in every particular.
M. Zieman,President Harrison's ex-cook
at the White House, was in the city yesterday.
He said he was revcr treated better in his life
than by Ben and Mrs. Harrison. He left the
White House because he could better himself
"W. S. Colville, who has been working
for the State at Johnstown since the flood, was
in the city yesterday. He says there is plenty
of work there, and there is not nearly the
amount of suSerlne In the district that is re
ported. Charles Kittner, Jr., son of a well
known restaurateur of this city, departed
yesterday for Denver, Col., where he Intends to
remain and iro into business. He believes that
Horace Greeley's advice is sound.
Rev. M. J. Brennan, assistant pastor
of St Mary's Church, Forty-sixth street, has
returned to Pittsburg from a three weeks trip
to St. Paul, Minn., and other points West.
Commodore "W. J. Kountz and wife left
yesterday for Yankton, Dak, where the former
Is bidding on the construction of a railroad.
Captain James A. Henderson haj re
turned homo from Cincinnati, where he spent a
week on business and pleasure.
Miss Ella McMurray, of "Washington,
arrived In the city yesterday for a two weeks
visit among relatives.
Judges Isaac G. Gordon, of Brookvllle
and W. P. Jenks. of Du Bois, are staying at the
Major Jos. P. Senniston went to Phila
delphia yesterday on business connected with
the Grand Army.
J. Satterfield, an oil operator of Buffalo,
is a guest at the-Anderson.
Captain Addison Lysleis in the East
for a few days.
OLD ALCOHOL'S GRIP.
V I ! mi
The Cause of the Many Recent Deaths
From Delirium Tremens
JOHN BODEN THE LAST EXAMPLE.
A Proprietor of a Speak-Easy Dying at
the Mercy Hospital.
THE JDDICIOUS USE OP STIMULANTS
It was reported last evening from Mercy
Hospital that John Boden, the young man
who was arrested Snnday forenoon on the
charge of keeping an illegal saloon at No.
27 Soho street, was in a very low condition
and hardly expected to live until morning.
He is an able-bodied young man of abont 30
years, who kept a saloon in this city before
the enactment of the Brooks law. Almost
continuously since that time he has been
rnnning a speak-easy in the Thirteenth
Sergeant Robert Gray said last night,
"Boden was brought in about noon on Snn
day. That evening about 9 o'clock he had
a fit in his cell. He was located immediately
beside the stove and the temperature reg
istered 80. He hurt his head slightly on
the floor and Dr. Moyer was called' and
dressed the injury. He was removed to
another cell and I watched him closely all
night. It was plainly to be seen that he
was saturated with whisky and was suffer
ing from nervous prostration because he was
cut out As is onr custom here, in cases of
that kind. I gave him a little whisky dur
ing the night to keep him np. Abont &
o'clock Monday morning he went into
another fit. Dr. Moyer was again called
and ordered him removed to Mercy Hospital
A LITTLE WHISKY 'ITEEDED.
Inspector McAleese had his attention
called last night to the recent deaths from
delirium tremens at the jail, and he said:
"The cause of so many sndden fatalities in
such cases is that the men are suddenly
deprived of whisky and they collapse. I
think it is a mistake. At the station, even
in the case of a common drunk, we give the
prisoners a little whisky now and then, in
order to keep them from a nervons break
down. If w"hisky were given at the jail,
judiciously, there would Be fewer of these
deaths from alcoholism."
A man of many years experience in the
public service, now in charge of the morgue
at night, who has seen much of criminal
life and drunkenness in tbis city, said to a
reporter last night: "There have been two
corpses here within 21 hours, brought from
the jail. In both cafes death was caused by
delirium tremens. The secret of such
deaths is that the men, having been on big
sprees, are suddenly deprived of whisky
and locked up. Their nerves go to pieces
and they die of nervons collapse or in a fit.
Public officers who are employed in jails
and other correctional institutions seem to
consider it a part of their duty to see that
no liquor is conveyed to prisoners. Just
why they think that I can't tell. Many of
tnese lives wouia De savea it wniscy were
given. I reckon some people might think
that most of these people are not worth keep
ing alive, anyway. That's a bad mistake.
THEY COME OF GOOD FAMILIES.
"Both McLaughlin and "Way, whose bodies
we have bad to-day, came of good families
and were decent fellows except when they
went on these occasional sprees. That was
their infirmity and not their crime. There
was Pry, who died in the jail a short ,time
ago ot delirium tremens. He was a good
fellow, of excellent family, and went to
pieces in his cell simply because he was cut
short from whisky. His last words, heard
by a fellow prisoner, were about his mother.
I remember a case, last year where a man
was taken in on a big spree, lockedjjup in
the station house and sent to the workhouse.
He didn't get a drop of whisky after his ar
rest, and he 'died in the hands of the officers
while he was being carried from the railway
train at Claremont to the workhouse. You
will find, in most of these cases, that the
immediate canse of death is heart failure."
PORTER MAKES A DENIAL.
He Snys He Never Settled a Case Ille
gally Constablo Tom Carney Said to bo
Alderman Porter was absent from his
office dnring the larger part of yesterday.
Many attempts were made to see ?he 'Squire,
bnt he seemed to hold himself aloof from the
reporters. However, he was caught, and
he said during the interview that he was
absolutely clear of all the allegations that
had been made against bim. He stated that
nnder no circumstances wonld he settle a
case in an illegal way. His business was
done above board, and any costs hat he had
received were obtained according to law and
by virtue of his office. The Alderman said:
'I have never charged an illegal penny
during my aldermanic career, which has
extended 17 years. I have never charged an
extra bill of costs.. Carney never was a con.
stable in my office, he never made an in
formation before mef nor did he serve a war
rant. The man was illiterate. He conld not
read or write, and was, therefore, incapaci
tated from taking such a position. The man
has not been in my office for tbe last six
months, and I do not know his whereabouts.
My arrest was not at the instigation of tbe
police department, but I believe it was
prompted by a Judse. The charge that I
took $35 from Mrs. Clinton is ab
solutely false. I discharged her through
lack of evidence. I did "not even receive
the cost from her, and none of my men re
ceived any. Abont the fortune telling cases,
there is not one word, of truth in them. Mrs.
McMinnamen was committed to the work
house and her husband was fined $100 and
costs. I discharged the Curry woman
through sympathy. She had a lot of chil
dren and was in poor circumstances."
Constable Lige Sheppard half brother
of the Alderman, denied any complicity in
extorting money from Mrs. Clinton.
The police had information yesterday that
uonstaoie xom uarneywas in wheeling.
His arrest is expected in a day or two. He
is wanted on several charges-ontside of the
Porter conspiracy charge, and is said to
have fled from tbe city about a week ago.
MILITARY MEN AFTEE IT.
Talk of Tarnlnc the Fifth Avenne Market
House Into nn Armory.
An ordinance has been prepared for Coun
cils authorizing the leasing of the old Market
house, on Fifth avenue, to the Eighteenth
Begiment, N. G. P., and Battery B. ior a
long term of years. It is tbe intention of
the military organizations to expend at least
$25,000 in improving tbe edifice, raising tbe
roof and remodeling the whole building,
making it as fine an armory and drill hall
as can be found in the State. The main
drill room wonld be so arranged that it
could be used as a convention or concert
hall, with a seating capacity of 10.000. The
market property now brings the city an an
nual rental of only $400, and this could be
increased to at least $3,000 from the military
companies. Chief Bigelow favors the
HE GOT INTO TK0DBLE.
Ex-Officer Thompson Arrested for Insultlns
John Thompson, the ex-police officer of
Allegheny who shot and killed Jimmy
"Weeden in the latter's saloon about a year
and a half ago in self defense, was arrested
last night by Detective Murphy. Thompson
had called the officer several vile names, and
accused him of being "crooked." He fol
lowed Murphy down Federal street, and be
came so abusive that he was placed under
arrest. A rough and tnmble fight was in
dulged in by both men. Thompson was
overpowered. Tbe prisonerJiad his trousers
torn from him, and he was sent to the lock
up with a blanket wrapped aroundMm.
THE M'OIGHT MUDDLE.
A TImq Keeper Who Was In tho Clear
Easiness Colonel Hill's Testimony An
There was considerable fnn at the hearing
in the McKnight claim case against the
State for work done by the former at Johns
town yesterday. The first witness called
was Mr. McKnight. He. testified to the ac
curacy of the acconnts handed in and ap
proved by Colonel Hill. He testified that
when he was given the last payment he was
asked to sign a receipt in full, bnt refused
to do so.
EarleGresh, a boy residing at Norris
town and one of the State timekeepers at
Johnstown, provoked considerable mirth by
explaining the methods by which he kept
tbe time ot McK-nignts men ana then
checked the rolls with McKnight's time
keepers. He said he went to work about 10
A. M and conld not do so earlier on ac
count of selling cigars.'"-, He stated that he
stood on the stone bridge 'at tbe drift. 300
yards away from the men, and took down
the time they worked. He claimed to be
fully able to count the! men at a distance of
900 feet. Attorney MoKee got him badly
rattled at times and he was allowed io retire
after saying that he had men working on
James McDowell testified concerning the
tools belonging to the State that had been
taken out of McKnight's car by order of
A. C. Brasheer was timekeeper tor the
State at Kernville. He checked his book
with Mr. Harrison's and found 25 men
short. He counted the men when they went
to dinner, and still found the actual number
to be 25 less than that turned in by Mc
Colonel S. "W. Hill testified that there
was a great deal of trouble keeping the time
of teams. The foreman claimed that any
soldier or person in uniform would take
possession of the teams and pnt them at some
other wort. McKnight s men, ne said,
were badly handled. McKnight claimed
that he was feeding Coburn's men and could
not get them separated. There was more
trouble with McKnight's men than with all
the rest. A number of tbe men seemed to
have nothing to do, and it could not be told
if they worked at day or night. It was
rumored that Coburn's men would work one
day and get a McKnight check and then not
work any more. He endeavored to fix
the matter np, but could never get any sat
isfaction from McKnight McKnight's
affairs were in chaos and General Hastings
gave assistance to straighten ..matters. A
settlement was made with Mr. McKnight,
and he received $6,093 50, June 27. He
was allowed his commission of 609 35 ont
of the relief fund. A claim was received
from McKnight for $765 40 for tools taken
by the State. It was not allowed as none of
Mrj McKnight's tools were kept bythe
State. The Board adjourned to meet
W MY BE HAPPY IET.
Xntural Gas to be Slore Effective and a Jot
to Both Purveyor nnd Consnmer.
It is said the Fuel Gas and Electrical
Engineering Company, one of the "Westing
house adjunct companies, will this winter
furnish consumers of natnral gas with fnel
economizers in the shape of specially con
structed burners that will give the same
heat as at present enjoyed from a specified
amount of gas with a consumption of 33 to
50 per cent of that amonnt. Now if the
registers can be induced to emnlate "Wash
ington and the price of fuel is not raised
and consumers get the same service at 33 to
SO per cent of present cost and the com
panies can continue to make dividends,
what is there to prevent us from being
Philadelphia Gas stock sold lower yester
day than ever before, but the proposed
burners may have the effect to put it beyond
AN ICE H0USE.BDENED.
Booth & Fllnn's Placo In tbe Irigonier Tal
The large icehouse on the Ligonier Valley
road at Bell's station, which was principally
owned by Booth & Flinn, of this city, was
burned to the ground Tuesday night. It
caught fire at 11 o'clock and bnrned until 2
o'clock yesterday morning. Abont 4,000
tons of ice were in the house at the time,
and the loss to the owners is about $8,000.
Spontaneous combustion in the sawdust is
supposed to be the cause of the fire. Tbe
house was part of the Ligonier Valley Ice
Company's plantand the product was con
trolled by the Chautauqua Ice Company.
OUT BY WIRE.
Youne McKnight Tcrrlblv Injured in Oliver
& Roberts' Mill.
Bobert McKnight, a 15-year-old boy em
ployed in the Oliver & Eoberts' wire mill,
on Bingham street, Southside, was so seri
ously injured abont II o'clock Tuesday
night that his death may result. In the de
partment where the finished wire is run to
the reels, he was canght by the rnnning
wire as it passed from the dies. The coil be
came wrapped abont one of his legs, and
before the machinery could be stopped the
wire bad cut almost through the limb.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of n Dor in Two Cities Condensed
for Itcndr Reading.
Chief Brown investigated the story that
Officer Benjamin Rosenblatt bad broken with
his mace a bottle of whisky whilo a man was
holding it to his mouth. Tbe officer denied the
story. Ho said tbat ho saw two men drinking
on Fifth avenue Sunday evening, tbat they
dropped the bottle and ran, and that be
knocked the bottle from the sidewalk with his
AWAKRANTwas issued by Mayor Pearson
for the arrest of Bruno Dack, who is charged
with disorderly conduct by his wife. Mrs.
Dack stated that she is 65 years of age and mar
ried Bruno four weeks ago. At the time of
marriage she had $100 and this was known to
him. She claims he married her for her money
under the guise of being her protector.
At thejmeeting of the Union Veteran Legion
Monday evening a resolution was unanimously
passed declaring confidence in the Integrity of
Rev. Colonel John A. Danks. The Legion ten
dered tho use ol its bail to toe suspended min
ister for the purpose of a lecture in vindication
of bis conduct.
ojetective Fitzgerald last evening saw
John Casey trying to rob an intoxicated Swede
who was stopping in tbe city for a fewbonrs
on his way westward. Casey was taken to the
Central station. He said that be had just
come from Chicago, and claimed to be a
The United States Transportation Company,
orcanized at Wheeling on Tuesday, with W. d!
Wood, of Pittsburg, as President, is said to be
designed merely to bold a charter for such an
organization which was granted by the State of
West Virginia about a year ago.
The schooner Gertrude L. Trnndy is now on
the voyage from Maine to Baltimore brincine
another cargo of granite, 12,000 cubic feet, for
the Pittsburg postofflce. Only one more cargo
after that is to come. This cargo is valued t
Offices Al HiLDEBnECHT, before davlieht
yesterday, found two men in the grocery store
of Mrs. Catherine Qarrity, on Strawberry alley.
Tbe men ran and he pursued, but they escaped
by hard running. A few small articles were
Frederick Drew, an old man, was held to
court by Mayor Pearson yesterday morning on
a charge of stealing from the Ft Wayne depot,
on Federal street, a can. of milk belonging to J.
Several electric cars have arrived for the
Second avenue line, which will run from the
Diamond to tbe Exposition. The cars are
painted yellow and are nicely npbolstered In
side. Charles Jahn yesterday brought suit
against Ous Conway, a cab driver, for embez
zling il SO. It seems the driver asked an exor
bitant rate, and,it is alleged, failed to pay over.
Principal MoKee has had electric bells
attached to all the rooms in the Colfax school.
Twenty-second ward. The Idea, it is believed,
will be adopted in other schools.
A builsrtq permit was issued yesterday for
a station nouse nn the AllegneuyValley Rail-
road, between Fifty-sixth and
ON PRESS BEFORM.
Mrs. Jenness Miller Delivers a Yery
TO A CEO WD OF ATTEflOT LADIES.
Some features of the Present Mode of
AS KOT C0KDDCI7E TO GOOD HEALTH
The fair dress-reformer, Mrs. Jenness
Miller, was looking unusually well yester
day afternoon as she stepped upon the plat
form in Old City Hall, and if a large
audience composed of -the best Pittsburg
ladies with a fair sprinkling of gentlemen
wonld act as a tonic, it must have added to
her feelings. She stated 'that she came to
Pittsburg the second time to answer in per
son the queries that had Ibesieged her by
letters since her lecture in the city some
weeks ago, as to whether or not a fleshy
woman would look well in the reform dress"?
Could a thin woman adopt the system with
impunity? How could they keep warm with
the new svstem? Was the divided skirt DUt
on over the head or the feet, eto?
aue neia me poor stout woman up to
ridicule in a great many ways. She said
she never saw one that didn't desire her
waists so snug tbat it made the use of glove
powder a necessity to get into them. She
never saw one th'at didn't delight in volum
inous draperies and wanted them bunched
over the hips. Never saw one that didn't
affect large checks and brocades. She
further remarked that itwag a woman's
own fault if she was stout or thin. For
tbe past five years she had kept her own
weight neither five pounds too much nor
five pounds too scant, simply by proper at
tention to eating, bathing and physical ex
ercise. She doesn't believe in excessive
walking, riding, or fasting to reduce flesh.
but studying one's individual system and
indulging in just the proper amonnt. of
everything, especially in eating which
should be such that proper assimulation of
the food will result.
WILL THEY LOOK WELL?
Continuing her ridicule of the stout
women, she said she certainly didn't look
well in her present mode of dress, bound up
as she was in corsets and draperies, and
making every onnce of superfluous flesh
conspicuous. She thought they wpnld risk
nothing by the change, for they couldn't
look much worse, and in- her opinion bv
discarding the corset and allowing the flesh
to distribute naturally, instead of compress
ing it at the waist, thus making a half
circle of the trunk, their appearance wonld
be much improved. She would advise soft,
clinging materials from which gowns should
be made, and insisted that the draperies
should not be over and around the most
prominent parts of the person, but else
where to average up.
The woman who was thin shonld endeavor
to have a plump covering for the lack of
nean oy observing tbe bath, diet and exer
cise, as recommended her equally unfor
tunate sister, the fat ' woman, Dut until she
attained the rounded covering of flesh let
her resort to artificial plumpness by folds of
goods aud full draperies from top to toe.
The pipestem arms should be so rounded
out by shirred and puffed sleeves that it
would require the use of opera glasses to
find the poor little bone tbat was dignified
by the name of arm. Above all thincrs, lei
the thiu woman keep her neck and arms
covered; never display them at evening
parties, as so many are gnilty of doing.
OPPOSED TO THE COBSET.
The corset was the cause of the death of half
the women in the land. The corset steel was
the unfortunate part against which the
arrows were sent, and despite its well-known
hardness it was perfectly riddled. Mrs.
Miller then informed tbe ladies that she
knew they were interested in her remarks,
and perhaps some of them believed what she
said, but paid them a dubious compliment
when she remarked she knew her gown
was tbe magnet that drew them all to the
After displaying and explaining the hand
some plush of mode shade, trimmed with a
border of Jeep green and silver leaves, and
made in the plainest possible princess style,
she disappeared and returned in a very
pretty blue cloth tailor-made street suit,
with a natty little hat to match. This suit
was composed of a kilt skirt with a polonaise
cut short and extending in a long coat tail
to the bottom oi her skirt The simulated
vest and collar were of white.
Two school dresses were next worn; a
simple cashmere of corn color, desisned with
the full shirred skirt, the shirring of which,
was aireciiy over tne nips, to increase the
size of the anatomy at that point. The other
one in pink surah silk was shirred to the
waist above the belt line and had the oppo
Alovely carriage dress in black velvet
and white embossed velvet, was next shown.
The only new gown displayed was the recep
tion dress, made of embossed gold velvet
and lavender silk, with trimmings 9f point
Mrs. Miller, like all trne reformers, hav
ing devoted a great deal of time and atten
tion to dress and phvsical development,
considers her system of both the best extant.
Delsarte would turn over in his grave could
he hear the superior points of the Jenness
Miller system, and the dress magazine is a
paragon of knowledge. If the rules con
tained in it are followed nothing else would
be necessary to guarantee long life and
beauty. Some four years of snccessfnl
leefnring has made Mrs. Miller charmingly
DOS'T LIKE THE TEEDICr.
Allegheny Policemen Dissatisfied With the
Dimmer Murder Trial.
Over in Allegheny, the verdict in the
Dimmer murder case gave much dissatis
faction and among the police officers there
was considerable disgust expressed about
the jury. Since Monday morning, there
has been nothing talked or around police
quarters but the probable outcome of the
case. Nearly every person from the Mayor
down, thought the verdict would be in the
first degree. A number of policemen had
made bets that the jury would render a first
degree verdict, or nothing. "When they
heard tbe verdict last night they were
astonished. One officer wanted to know
when the new law prohibiting hanging in
this State had been passed.
SUNDAI SCHOOL COHVENTIOfl.
Movement to Secnro the National Meeting In
This City Next Tear.
The executive committee of the Sabbath
School Superintendents Association met
last night and decided to test the general
sentiment in regard to holding the National
Sunday School Copvention here next year.
The Secretary was directed to send a cir
cular to each Sabbath school in the countv,
asking them to send one delegate and the
pastor to a convention, to be held in the
Second Presbyterian Church at 730 p.m.,
on November 5. The circular will contain
two questions : (
1. Do you want the National Convention
In Pittsburg June next ? '
2. "Will you do all in your power to make
the convention a Buccess if it is held here ?
M0EE SYMPATHY P0B DAHZS,
Old Army Comrades Pass Resolutions
Aboat till Suspension.
At the regular meeting of.Abe Patterson
Post, No. 88, G. A. B,, Allegheny, on Tues
day evening, the following resolntions were
Resolved, That we heartily sympathize with
our comrade. Bev. J. A. Danks, In this his
hour of trouble, and heartily express our con
fidence in our comrade, knowing bim'to be a
brave Soldier, a irood Christian mil a. trno
friend, and we earnestly pray that the dark
cloud hanging o'er him may be speedily dis
persed and pur comrade's last dayof life be the
brightest and happiest.
What They Shonld be la the Estimation of
the Boiler Manufacturers' Association
Second Dai's Work.
Yesterday's sessions of the Boiler Manu
facturers' Association was more largely at
tended than tbe first. The Comnjittee op
Materials and Tests reported, and, as this
feature is ope of the most important to be
considered, it was given close and extended
attention, The committee stated, that if no
limit is placed to the cost of producing
boiler steel its excellence can be extended
far beyond the average requirements in good
practice. Good material costs considerably
.more than tbat generally used, loose inspec
tion laws or ineir careless administration in
ducing purchasers to invest in low priced
boilers op account of ignorance ot tbe im
portance of tbe subject. Tbe committee
stated that the requirements suggested
would pass the most rigid inspection known
in tbe United States, and both makers and
buyers are exhorted to not only care but to
an enlargement of heart and consciousness
of responsibility. In brief, the conclusions
arrived at are:
The use of cast iron in mud drumi, legs,
necks, etc., in any part of boilers subject o
tensile strain is dangerous. It may be used
for hand-hole plates, crabs, yokes, etc., bnt
only the better quality thereof, known as
'gun metal, metal of soft lettm- anrl
ahigh degree of durability. Strengthening
rings of manholes should be of homogeneous
steel, or wrought iron, or soft and annealed
steel castings should be used. In testing
materials for boilers it is recommended tbat
the marine section, grooved, should be dis
carded, and the eight-iuch straight or re
duced section, be substituted. On the est
piece is required, tensile strength, 55,000 to
65,000 ponnds per square inch; elongation,
25 per cent for plates three-eighths inch or
less thick; 28 per cent for pjatea three
eighths to three-fourths inch thick, and 30
percent for plates oyer three-fourths inch
thick. The rednction of area as a test is
founded to be ntterly unreliable. There
should not be more than 0.035 per cent of
phosphorus nor more than 0.02 of sulphur
in good boiler steel.
Boiler steel up to K-inch In thickness
should be capable of being doubled oyer
and hammered down upon itself without
showing signs of fracture, and above that
thickness be capable of being bent round
a mandrel of a diameter eqnal to one and
a half times the thickness of the plate to an
angle of 180 degrees, witbont signs of dis
tress, it is recommended tbat all tests be
made at the mill, three pulling and three
bending at each heat. If one fail the man
ufacturer to have the right to test a fourth
piece, but if two fail the entire heat to be
rejected. Flanging of steel should not be
done at less than a good red heat, and not a
blow be struck after the plate cools to less
than a cherry red, by daylight. After
flanging, anneal by cooling from an even
dull red heat for the whole sheet in-the open
air. Bivets shonld be made of good char
coal iron or very soft, mild steel of 60,000 to
60,000 pounds tensile strengthen elongation
of not less than 30 per cent in eight inches;
chemical composition same as specified for
Che report of the committee was discussed
at tbe afternoon session.
James G. Mitchell, Frank X. Bigelow, E.
D. Meir, B. Hammond, A. H. Baynal were
appointed the Committee on Boiler Setting.
It was decided that preliminary reports on
subjects for to-day's discussion should be
submitted here and full ones made at the
February meeting, to be held in New York.
The evening session was called to order at
o'clock. The first business taken np was
the consideration of the "Proper Rules for
Riyetting and Caulking." The discussion
that ensued was taken part in by Bob M.
Connery, of Philadelphia; Thomas J. Dris
coll, of Columbus; Bichard H. Bate, of Con
shohocken; C. Sullivan, Newark, A. T.
Douthett and others.
Then followed a discussion on the subjects
which were reported at the afternoon ses
sion and held for consideration, which in-
ciuaea "Aianbeads and Manholes," "Brac
ing, Stays and Proper Tube Spacing," "At
tachment of Valves and Fittings," "Safety
Valves and Horse Power" and "Uniformity
in omit: .injunction xaws.
Mr. Paul Kreuzpointer. of AHoona, Su
perintendent of Materials and Tests in the
Pennsylvania Eailroad, said that according
to his opinion, qualities of all steel should
be accepted and used in plates, and begged
the convention to discard the use of iron,
claiming that the quality of the iron used
at present was inferior to that in use years
ago, and that the steel used in the present
day was far superior to the best grade of
iron ever made, since it had homogeneous
qualities that were never possessed by iron.
The convention rose at 10 o'clock. It ex
pects 4o get through to-day by 12 o'clock.
AGITATING THE EIGHT-HODE LAW.
Tho Convention Called for Boston Will
Assist the Movement.
The call for tbe fourth annual convention
of-the American Federation of Labor, to be
held at Boston on the 10th of December,
and signed by President Samuel Gompers,
has been issued. Tbe A. F. of L. President
congratulates his fellow-workers on the suc
cess which has attended their efforts to unite
the scattered forces of labor, and recalls the
circumstances under whicb the A. F. of L.
arose. He says:
"The trade union, the most bitterly at
tacked and denounced institntion in the
world's history, has successfully withstood
the open assaults of capitalists and poli
ticians, while calmly repelling the secret
machinationsof conspirators within the very
camp of Labor." He maintains tbat work
ers in any particular branch of industrv are
better qualified to adjust any difficulties tbat
may arise with their employers than men
who are unacquainted with the conditions
of that business; deprecates "sympathetic"
strikes, and says that workers are convinced
that "open organization is the best form of
organization, and that the time has now ar
rived to openly, calmly and fearlessly assert
the claims of labor."
The 1st of May next is set as the date
when tbe claims of the united labor organ
izations for a general eight-hour law shall
IS HE RESPONSIBLE?
Dr. TnnUIrt, of West Newton, Subpoenaed
tor a Coroner's Inquest.
Coroner's Clerk Grant Miller went to
"West Newton last night to serve a subpoena'
on Dr. B. Vankirfc. The latter is wanted at
the Coroner's inquest on the death ot
Charles E. Swanson, who was injured on
the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad at Mc
Keesport last Friday.
Swanson died Friday evening, and at the
Coroner's inquest on Monday the testimony
ot Dr. Black, of McEeesport, and of Joseph
Neel, conductor of the train, tended to
show that Swanson's death was largely due
to the imperfect manner in which Dr. Van
kirk had bandaged Swanson's crushed leg.
They testified that the bandage had been
placed below the knee when it should have
been above. Dr. Vankirk claims that he
bandaged the leg properly, and had bonnd
it above the knee.
Musicians Favor the K. of L.
Master "Workman Bottkay yesterday in
dorsed the statement in The Dispatch to
tbe effect that the Grand Opera House Or
chestra bad decided to enter the Knights of
Labor. He said that every musician worthy
the name would yet be enrolled in the
assembly. It is expected that the other or
chestras will follow the lead of the Grand
Opera musicians within a very few days.
Jacob Freizal, Worthy Foreman of L. A,
1683, K. of L., musicians, left last night for
Philadelphia to consult with the officials
there anent the difference between the mu
Found Dead In Bed.
Mrs. Elizabeth "Wright, aged 66 years,
was found dead in bed at her home, on the
Steubenville pike, Chartiers township, yes
terday morning. The Coroner investigated
the case. He found that death had resulted
from heart Adlare,
ANOTHER CHDRCI. -
The Lutherans Will Erect One In LavrreBce-
viiioto cost S38,eee.
The. LawTenceyille English Lutherans,
who have been worshiping in the hall above
the Arsenal Bank, corner of Forty-third
and Butler streets, for the past 12 months,
are going to ereota$30,000 church and school
on Fisk street. The Lutherans who.
live in this part of the city organised them
selves into a congregation about 18 months
ago. The only available place they could
get to conduot their services was the third
floor of a hall. This place is very incon
venient and has militated somewhat against
them, and the membership has consequently
been very limited, Bev. Britt, the pastor,
speaking to a Dispatch" reporter about this
matter, said: "
"Though we have not numerically a
strong membership, yet Lawrenceville is
full of tbe adherents to onr faith. "We de
cided to build a substantial church in the
center of the community. So we went to
work immediately, and a vacant lot on Fisk.
street and two others in the district were
offered to us. The Fisk street lot, however,
is the best adapted for our needs, and we
expect to close the purchase for it in a few
days. Its value is about (,500. As soon
as the purchase has been conclnded we in
tend to erect a Snndar school in the rear of
the lota. This building, it is estimated, will
cost at least $6,000, Later we will nu t nn a
handsome chnrcb, facing on the street, to
cost ,$30,000, In the quaint Queen, Anne
Style of architecture,"
Tho none Market.
Agen Dean visited Alec Montgomery's
horse market, in the yard of the Bed lion
Hotel, yesterday afternoon, to investigate
the numerous complaints recently made
that Barker's alley has been impeded by
horses and mules and that; animals fit only
for the bone yard are daily offered for sale.
He found both complaints to bo well
founded, and he warned the owners of the
apimals tq take them away and keep, them
FAMILT misunderstandings would be far
les frequent if housewives would save
themselvas the worry and botherof bake day
and use only Marvin's superior breads,
None belter can be made at home. Queen's
jubilee, red seal, milk bread and rye bread,'
an weil-Known brands, are for sale by all
An Important Bale.
Messrs. I, M. Pennock & Son wttl offer
at auction on Thursday, October 17, two
very desirable properties. See advertise
ment on third page of this paper for fuller
The new printed striped cashmeres at 12 V
cents copies of 60-cent challis in dark
printed cashmeres at 12 cents, sold largely
to-day. , Boogs & Buhx.
The Jenness Miller System Patterns
Are on sale here. Jos, Hokste & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
91 Felt Hals,
In all the newest shapes and stvles for
ladies and children, extra good value, at
Home & "Ward's, 41 Filth ave. '
JIOTHEB, Deab Buy your infant's
cloaks, slips, etc., this week at reduced
prices, at Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
The Jennesa Miller System PatterasBE
Ato on sale here. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
X Felt Hats,
In all the newest shapes and stylea-for
ladies and children, extra good value, at
Home & Ward's, 41 Fiflji ave.
Add 20 drops of Angostura Bitters to I
SVerr glass of impure water von drink. I
Cut Peices. Child's plush coals, caps.
etc. Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Baseball game to-day at our store
Chicago vs Allegheny. Fleishman & Co.
F. & V.'fc Pittsburg beer pleasssr better
every time. Can't be excelled.
A poBTEAiTby Dabbs willialways prove
an acceptable Christmas present. tt
Cabinet photos, 51 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 an4 12 Sixth at. ttsu
Time is the true test F. & V.'s Pilsner
beer grows daily in popularity.
Baseball game to-day at onr store.
unicago vs Allegheny. Fleishman & Co.
BIBER i EABTDN,
SILK WARP HENRIETTAS
These goods are 40 inches wide and
range in price at SI, f 1 25 and up. The
material Is a combination of the best
Italian Bilk and the finest Saxony Wool,
thus giving you a fabric that will not
weigh you down while walking or prove
cumbrous in the drawing room.
Wo strongly recommend onr Silk Warp
Henriettas for durability and effect,
for lightness and strength, for
BEAL ELEGANCE AND CHEAPNESS.
French, English and German Combi
nation Dress Patterns In new and Origi
nal Designs. Prices, $3, HO, $12, I5 to
Take the Elevator for
CLOAK AND SUIT BOOMS.
Garments for Ladles', Misses' and
Children In immense variety at
POPULAR PRICES. )
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
81, 63 ANJJ 65 WERT TWENTY-THHtD ST,
LARGEST EXHIBIT OF
ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMERICA
Ten Show Rooms filled with the latest pro
ductions, ot the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufacturing cen
ters of the world.
Novelties of London production.
Novelties of Paris production.
Novelties of Vienna production.
Our own Importation.
Novelties of American production, laolndssc
those ot onr own manufacture.
Visitors to New York are cordially Invited to
call "and examJHe or steek aad prices." Tke
ceatHUleeaHea U.nr asSnMtiiaa
i&K Btea Vosee) sake it efttf a
aa pans k mm est, ,,.-
IBS. HQRNE I CD.:S
PENN AVENUE gTORES.
We are better prepared tfew ever wHk
Fall aad Winter Goods ia all of oar many
departments. Customers, old and new
deMghted with the wonderful varitr
and oefspleteaesg of the stocks of goodie
as seen here.
Our facilities are equal to the most'
extreme demands, and we insist ad? 3
- &, r &
claim that nowhere else can buyers do -'".-1
. - " A.
as well in quality and prices as Bsre.,. ti
Our great and uneaualed valaes m'f ,
Black Silks include all the latest weaves'
in standard and best makes.
Colored Bilks, from Sarahs at Ste t
nnest and costliest French. Brocades I
ever seen in this city.
Plain Colored Trimming Velveta,''
to 9$ a yard; finest all para Silk Lye
Costume Velvets, in latest shades.
Special bargain In fancy Brocade aad
Figured Velvets at 63c aad upward,
for combining with woal dress fabrics.
Plashes, 36c and 4ac,s, yard (Missies
Wide; 13-inch at 60c 24-inch at 73c aad
n a yard all the best shades. '
Onr great bargains la Frewa AB-weel
Cashmeres Lupin's the
best In weight, in finish, fai
inches wide, EGc a yard Beta Algyriee.'
. ' v
They cost morejnoney to make to-day
are worth 86c a yard. Buy these Lafta'f
French Cashmeres at 50c; 46-laefi at 7Se7
Another wonder the
French Bmdstetfca at R 35 a Jtai M
quiled at the price.
We also are selling at SB SO a josd the
finest Broadete&s made, f sly aegeed,
if not better, than cloths that are seBlsg
for 18 to 18 68 per yard, net a saSe away
fra this (tors. Wo ban plasty of
' them for all and In the greatest variety
of colors and newest sbadet, oaly fB 50 '
Next the 4nca wide AK-wee)
' French Serges, best eefers, oriySSca
- rfr .
yard. Another ease of away-aader
price. - - j - -Several
large sew lets
width; All-wool SgWaa,SWeJ8eTdef7
Plaids and Stripes, 58c to 3Se a yard-
&r tne best values ever skew to aaf
dress goods department.
Largest line of EagHsh Stripe
Check Fine Wool SflMhsgt, by the
and la single pattern, very e
Oar, All-wool BE to 88-teek BtMmg
Cloths, In plain colors asd mlxtares,'!
to 734 a yard. Our reorders are to rteek.'
Yon will Had y oar ohelee ef ooter aad
Black Dress Goods steek fall up wi
bargatas In Cashmeres, Setsjes, Broad
cloths, Camel's hair Saltfegs, .Amey
7trrVatiasl Mu3 i1tirT- tifnstn nmktnm
So much -for Silks aad Dress Seeds?
Only a general notice of our immense
stock of Fall and Wlfiter styles ta
ever basy Cloak aad Salt Vinnrlimnnr,
Garments by the thousands Jaefcrts,
Short Mantles, Shoulder Capes, LesT"
Garments, Seal Plash Jackets (M'aad
up). Mantles and Coats. -
Our great g ciotb. Suit feafgaias.1
The choicest asd largest steeklaW"
Fur Room of real Alaska, Leaden dye.
Sealskin Garments in Coats, Mantles
and latest novelties ia Jackets aad''
Walkinsr Coats lowest prieea kereem
reliable Seal Garments asd newest
effects la Small Fan.
The sew Table Linens are here;
n jw Lace Curtate, Heavy Curtate
Upholstenac; Good. -
Our popular Dress Trimming Depart
ment has brand aewsovelKes this week
In all Blaok and Colored Xstsasstegs a4
Millinery Depattseat fall stocked
with ebarmiag Trassedeaaetsaad
Hats for ladles aad ehBdres.
Hosiery and Underwear, Kid Oloves,
Laees asd Embroideries. Of coarse yoa
must oomo this week to see this largest
aad compietost establishment and H
weaderf al Steele, of Fall and White
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