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-SUNDAY, , OCTOBER 2T, 1889.11
oehing THE PENS!.
The B. & 0. Passenger Agent Will
Brin Charges Against the Road
(FOE- EXCHANGING THEIR TICKETS.
IKeyr Passenger Line to Chicago Tia
LAEGE EEYEKBES FROM EICDESIOXS
Charles O. Scull, General Passenger
Agent of the Baltimore and Ohio road, was
in the city yesterday. "When he had read
1 an article trom New York to the effect that
his road had been outdone by the Pennsyl
, Tania in the matter or exchanging Knights
Templar return tickets at "Washington tor
tickets over other roads, he was somewhat
surprised. The facts in the case, as fur
nished br Mr. Scnll, are these:
The Trunk Line and Central Traffic as
sociations decided to make the rate 1 cent
per mile to the Knight Ttnmlar ConclaTe
at Washington. The Trunk lines agreed
among themselves that passengers coming
from the VTeit could return by way of New
York and Philadelphia over other roads, it
they preferred, by paying an extra charge.
That is to say, the rate from Chicago to
"Washington over the Baltimore and Ohio
or Pennsylvania was 517 50, but
BT PAYEJG $10 MOEE
the passenger could go to New York and
return to the "Windy City from the metrop
olis over another road of his own choice.
But it was decided that the road that car
ried the rassenger to Washington took him
also to New York, and here is where the
trouble arose. To save the Western agent
some inconvenience in the matter of pub
lishing extra tickets, the Baltimore and
Ohio opened a bureau in Washington,
collecting the extra fare there, furnishing a
ticket and transmitting the other roads
their share. The Pennsylvania road fol
lowed suit and also established head
quarters. Sir. Scull says he soon discovered
that thePennsywas using the Baltimore
and Ohio tickets to New York, and be pro
tested to Commissioner Tattle. The latter
notified General Passenger Agent Wood, ot
the Pennsylvania, and on Friday the latter
telegraphed that he had ordered the practice
to be stopped.
Mr. Scull said yesterday be did not know
how many B. & O. tickets the Pennsylvania
had gobbled, but he thinks the number is
large, while the Pennsylvania says it is
TVHil, BBENG CHARGES.
Mr. Scull states that he will bring
charges against the Pennsylvania before
Trunk Line Passenger Association, and he
has notified the Western roads by circular
not to pay the money over to the Pennsyl
vania. The young" passenger agent de
clared emphatically yesterday that the
Pennsylvania would not get a penny from
any of the tickets that had been thus ex
changed. The B. & O. furnished 1.800
tickets to passengers who went on to New
York on the way "home.
Concerning local matters Mr. Scull
stated that the B. & O. would run a new
passenger iine to Chicago from Pittsburg,
beginning November 10, when the winter
schedule goes into effect Pullman vesti
bule sleeping cars will leave the city at 9
o'clock in the evenine for Chicago by way
of Wheeling, and be attached to the Chicago
limited on the maii stem at Benwood.
The train will arrive in Chicago at 10.45
A. M. Dining cars are run on this train, so
that the passenger can have his'breakfast
before he arrives in the Windy City. The
present running arrangements with the
Pittsburg and Western will not be aban
BIG PASSEKGEE BEVENUES.
"The passenger revenues this year were
larger than ever known in the history of the
road," said Mr. Scull, suddenly changing
the subject. "There has been a uniform
gain on all the divisions. It was a great
excursion year. The heaviest gains were on
the Pittsburg and Philadelphia divisions,
with the latter leading. On the Pittsburg
the revenues are 12 per cent over last year.
The Philadelphia division shows a big gain
on account of the opening of the line to New
York in April.
"We are'still giving the party rate in the
West, but we are not offering it in the East,
not because we are afraid, but because the
trunk line agreement is agiinst it. I think
the rate is right and just."
LITTLE FOLKS IN ANNUAL SESSION.
The Fonrlh Missionary Meeting- of the
Presbyterian Tonne Folks of Both Cities.
Numerous bands of little folks were as
sembled at the North Avenue Presbyterian
Church yesterday to enjoy the fourth annual
missionary meeting of the children's and
young people's societies of the various
Presbyterian churches of Pittsburg and
The church was very prettily decorated
with flowers, and the little tolks with their
singing and recitations made the sessions
very interesting. After appropriate opening
song', prayers and responsive readings, the
Earnest Workers' Band of the North
Church marched up the aisle carrying
banners of gilt letters which formed the
words "Mission Stars." They took their
position preparatory to giving the wel
coming a J dress. One of the little boys
welcomed the bands from the other churches
in a manner that would do credit to an
older-person. Band exercises by the Little
Builders of the North Church were then
listened to, followed by a recitation of the
Goheen Band of the Seventh Church.
Alter singing by the bands a very interesting
talk by Miss Kumler was listened to. Boll
call, the Secretary's report and singing
closed the morning session, uunng tne
noon intermission the little folk and also
the older ones in attendance were served
with a tempting lunch in the lecture room,
provided and served by the ladies of the
The afternoon programme contained many
interesting features. The banner song by
the First German Church, of Allegheny,
was especially pretty; also, the recitations
by the Hannah Shaw Band, of Glenshaw.
The paper on Korea and the other recita
tions by the Willing Workers' Band, Law
renceville, were decidedly interesting. The
Mission Band, from the Orphan Asylum,
sang "The Trumpet Call" very nicely. Fol
lowing was the recitation and musical
dialogue by the band from West Bellevue.
Mrs. Phisler, a Southern teacher of the
freedmen, made some Terv interesting re
marks: also, Mrs. Tracv, the India mission
ary, who described in language all could
understand the difference between the little
tolks in America and India. The meeting,
after accepting an invitation by the East
Liberty Presbyterian Church to.meet with
them the last Saturday in tOetober of next
year, adjourned with singing.
Miss Kate McKnight, the President of
the Young People's Branch of the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Presbyteries of
Pittsburg and Allegheny, presided over the
meeting. The singing was lead by the
choir of the Bellfield Church.
A SWELL RECEPTION.
South American Delegates
Heartily Tired of Feeding.
THE LADIES WILL RECEIVE THEM.
Judge Ewing-Raises a Strons Point Against
WEARING THAT GAEMENT IS OPTIONAL
YOUTHFUL DEPEAY1TI INSTANCED.
A Female Child of 8 Tears Assaulted br a
Gnng of Hoodlums.
A case which came up before Alderman
McKenna yesterday is an illustration of the
terrible depravity of some of the youth of
Pittsburg. Emma Mitchell, a pretty child
of 8 years, whose home is with her mother,
Mrs. Mary Delaney, on Penn avenue,
between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, was
going along the sidewalk on Friday night
toward her home, when she was seized by
two lads of 15 or 16 years, and dragged into
a lumber yard. The boys attempted to
assault her, but she screamed so loudly that
they were frightened and ran away.
The girl and her mother went before the
Alderman yesterday and made information
against James Duddy and Harry Malone,
boys of the age mentioned, who live near
Mrs. Delaney. They were arrested and held
by Alderman McKenna in $1,000 bail each
for a hearing on Wednesday afternoon. Not
being able to secure bondsmen, the boys
were taken to jail. The child was somewhat
injured by the assault, her knees being
badly scratched where she was dragged over
K0 TEADE-UM0N PB0TECTI0N.
Practices That Take Bread Oat of
. Lolrjers Months Nowadays.
It has been note's freguently of late by
lawyers that they have seldom been so busy
as they are this tall, and yet there are few
cases in the courts of general public inter
est It has been suggested frequently of
late that should the practice, generally first
instituted hereabouts by the Germans, con
tinue to grow that lawyers will be deprived
of much business in future. It consists in
taking judgment instead of promissory
notes from debtors. It saves lawsuits. The
morality of the practice is called in question
dv some lawyers, wno say tnat no man
should give a julgment note, payment ol
which may distress his wife and children,
but those who take these notes care nothing
for the moral question involved.
Complaint is also made that ex-Aldermen
are taking bread out of the mouths of the
legal fraternity by engaging in the business
ot title examination. As thev work
cheaper than lawyers, there are many pur
chasers of real estate who will risk the em
ployment of them.
THE ALBEMARLE CHANGES HANDS.
It Will Hereafter be Known as ibe Hotel
Schlosser, and Will be Refitted.
The Hotel Albemarle has been purchased
from S. Delp by John B. Schlosser and G.
C. Dillenbach, who have formed a conart
nership. 'The furniture and fixtures have
all been leased. The new management will
take charge November 1. On November 4
the hotel will be closed for repairs. It
will be refitted and refurnished throughout.
On the ground floor will be a large dining
room for ladies and gentlemen, and on the
second floor will be the large banquet hall.
There will be new carpets, bathrooms,
electric lights, a new elevator, and all of
the improvements will be ot a first-class
character, costing from 25.000 to 35.000.
In the future the hotel will be run on the
European plan, and will be known as the
Hotel Schlosser. It is. understood $50,000
was paid for the lease. Mr. Schlosser will
visit the Fast for the purpose of securing
the best staff of cooks and waiters he can
CONSIDERABLE OF A MIX.
Two Cases Before Alderman Bell Which Are
Arousing Lots of Comment.
John Fletcher will have a hearing on
Monday before Alderman Bell on a charge
of illegal liquor selling. His alleged speak
easy in the rear of 27 High street is said to
have caused the separation of a man and
wife. Edward Drngg brings serious charges
before the same Alderman against Bridget
It is charged that undue intimacy has
been existing between Mrs. O'Stander and
Fletcher. Both cases are creating consider
AGAINST A M0N0P0LI.
Mabonlnc Iron Men After tbe Fairport Dock
It is said thai a change in the original
plans of the route between Pittsburg and
the lake by the way of the Pittsburg,
Cbartiers and Youghiogheny and Valley
Railroads is completed.
The iron men of Mahoning Valley are
anxions to have the route changed so that
Fairport can be reached, claiming that in
consequence of existing arrangements be
tween the Fairport Dock Company, a Pitts
burg concern, and the Pittsburg and West
ern Bailroad whereby the former controls
the car service of the latter, they are com
pelled to procure their coal and ore from
the dock company at its own terms.
CLOSING ITS FISCAL TEAR.
The Society for Improvement of tbe Poor
Preparing" for Winter Work.
The Society of the Improvement of the
Poor will close the fiscal year of 1889 next ' covers, all linen, at 49c
Thursday, and preparations for the winter
work will then be begun. During the past
year the society has been successful in
answering all petitions for help and the
year closes as one of the most satisfactory in
the history of the society.
The demands upon the society in the
winter are generally for clothing, substan
tial food and coal, and as the source of sup
ply has been somewhat drained during the
Johnstown flood, the society is nofaas well
equipped for the coming campaign as usual.
IARSHELL.THE CASH GROCER,
h Will Save Ton Money.
Sd for weekly price list. 79 and 81 Ohin
street, corner Sandusky, Allegheny.
Haiti Koto! Nnu!
Hallow 'E'en, halloa Adam,
Halloa miss, give me a kiss.
If you don't fcet your best young man
and go to Harebell's.
De. JoHirxMcCi.Ei.iAJn, of Penn ave
nue, say g Anderson burners are the best in
Can Walt no Longer.
We have waited patiently for some of our
competitors to comeout with a fewcut prices
that would attract the public, so we could
have an opportunity to scalp them, but they
either will not or cannot, so we name the
following list of prices lor Monday
morning, with an invitation to competitors
to follow, if they can, where we are willing
to lead. You never heard ot a satin-lined,
silk plush jacket at 57 90,a stockinette jacket
at $1 98, a long plush sacque at $11 98. a
newmarket at $2 98. We have them and
the higher ones, which are as good, if not
better, values. The following prices art
also new to Pittsburg and Allegheny: Silk
plush at 28c; 24 inches wide at 69c; silk as
trakan plush 16 inches, all colors, at 49c,
down from $1 50; double width all wool
tricots at 24c; 54-inch ladies cloth, 29c and
35c; broadcloths, in 30 different shades, at
89c, the SI 25 quality elsewhere; double
width cashmeres at 25c; silk warp Henri
ettas, black and colors, at 69c; 50 different
styles in plaid and check dress goods at 10c
and 12c; gray blankets at 89c a pair; all
wool white and scarlet blankets, 52 98 a
pair; gents' heavy Scotch gray underwear,
25e; ladies' white ribbed vests, 24c; all
wool hose, ladies' and gents', at 19e; gents'
merino at 12c; table "linen at 15c: table
Every item a bar-
IlThe Becepiion Committee to receive the
Pan-American delegates met in the Cham
ber of Commerce yesterday afternoon to
consider the advisability of having a full
dress reception, and admitting the wives
and) daughters of the committee. W. E.
Schmertz presided. Among those present
were: Jndges Ewing, Slagle and Magee,
Colonel Bayne, Dr. Allison, Captain
Griffin and about 30 other prominent busi
ness men. When the object of the meeting
had been stated, Judge Ewing inquired
what was understood by a lull-dress recep
tion. If it meant a swallow-tail coat he
wanted to be counted out, as he had not
owned one for 25 years. Mr. Schmertz re
plied that the Prince Albert coat was being
worn in New York and he thought there
wouia oe no aimeulty about that.
Captain Batchelor reDorted that while in
Cleveland he had a conference with Wm. EA
Curtis, who represents the State Department,
and the latter told him the delegates were
getting tired of banquets, and suggested
that when they come to Pittsburg they be
given a reception. This plan was then
adopted. Judge Ewing then moved that
the ladies be invited. Judging from what
he had read of the people of .South America,
he thought the delegates would be very glad
to see what kind ot women there are in
Pittsburg. The matter was not discussed
much, the only difficulty being to select the
ladies, so thatthe entire women population
would not be there. There is some danger,
of such a fight as tbe famous 400 created in
New York during the Centennial. It was
decided, however, to invite the ladies and
run the chances on numbers. t
The plan as it now stands is to send a
committee of 15 to Steubenville to meet the
distinguished representatives, who will ar
rive on the evening of November 6 at 6.35
o clock, and 51 ve them a dinner when they
get into the city.
AUXIOUS TO SEE THE MILLS.
The delegates particularly desire to visit
the various milis and manufactories and to
see what Pittsburg is .making. Thursday
will be spent on the Soutbside and up the
Monongahela river and the reception will
be held at the Monongahela House in the
evening. On Friday the delegates will be
taken up the Allegheny. The exact places
to be visited have not yet been decided on.
The Supreme Court Justices who are at
present in the city will be invited to attend
the reception. There will be nearly 200
representative Pittsburg men with their
wives; so that the affair will be extensive as
well as distinguished. It has been sug
gested that those who expect to be there,
and especially the ladies, who do not speak
the Spanish language fluently need not be
alarmed, as all but two of the 70 or 80 rep
resentatives who are coming from South
America can speak English. Tbe matter
of appointing sub-committees on introduc
tion and escort has been leit with Chairman
Schmertz in connection with the chairmen
ot the various other committees, and those
who are appointed on these committees will
be notified in a few days. Superintendent
Follansbee was instructed to have 500 copies
of a circular printed bearing the names of
the delegation. The following are the
names ot those who will be here, including
delegates, secretaries, attaches and repre
sentatives of the press:
THE LIST OP TTSITOBS.
Argentine Republic: Delegates,Rogue Saenz
Pena, Manuel Quintana; secretaries, Ernesto
Bosch, Federlco Pinedo; attache, Jnan S. Att
well; Consul General, Adolf o G. Calbo.
'Bolivia: Delegate, Juan F. Verlarde: secre-1
tary, Melchor Obarno; attaches, Alcibiades
Velarde, Mariano Velarde.
Brazil. Delegates, Lafayette Bodrlgnes
Pereira, J. G. do Amaral Valente, Salvador de
Mendonca; Secretaries, Jose Aucnsto Ferreira
da Costo, Joaquin de Freitas Vascon Cellos;
Attaches, Alfredo de Moraes Gomes Ferreira,
Carlos Selveira Martins, Mario de Mendonca.
ChilL Delegates. Jose Alfonso, Emilio C.
Varas; Secretaries, Carlos Zanartu, Paulino
Alfonzo, Domingo Pena Toro.
Columbia. Delegates. Carlos Martinez Silva,
Climaco Calderon; Secretary, Martin Ama
Costa Rica. Delegate. Manuel Aragon; Sec
retary, Joaquin Bernardo Calvo.
Ecuador. Delegate, Jose Maria Placido Uaa
Mano; Secretary, C. R. Gill; Attache, Antonio
Guatemala. DelegateJFernando Cruz. Sec
retary, Domingo Estrada; Attache, Javier A.
Honduras. Delegate. Jeronimo Zelaya: Sec
retary, E. Constantino Fiallos; Attache, Rich
Mexico. Secretary, Adolto Mujica Y. Sayays.
Nicaragua. Delegate, Horacio Guzman; Sec
retary, R. Mayorga.
Peru. Delegate, F. C. C. Zegarra: Secretary.
Alberto Falcon. Salvador Delegate, Jacinto
Castellanos; Secretary, Samuel Valdivieso;
Atttclie. Joaquin Arneta Rossi.
Uruguay. Delegate, Alberto rlin; Secretary,
Henry Dauber. Venezuela. Delegates, Nlca
norBolet Peraza, Francisco Antonio Silva;
Secretary. N. Bolet Monagas.
United States. Delegates, John B. Hender
son, Cornelius N. Bliss. Chas. R. Flint, Wm.
Henry Trescott. Andrew Carnegie, Henry G.
Davis, Morris ju. .cstei, ciem stuaooaKer, J. 11.
Hanson; attaches. John G. Rourke, Captain,
U. S. A.; Henry R. Leniiy. First Lient., U.S A.;
H.C. Yarrow. Surtreon, U. S. A.: Henry Mc
Crea, Lieut., U. S. Navy; Warner P. Sutton,
Edmund W. P. Smith, E. A. Trescott, T. Jeff
erson Coolidge, Jr., J. H. Fox, Secretary to Mr.
Representing the Spanish-American Union,
F. G. Plerra; Nelson Polliamus, Secretary to
Representing the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, S. W. F. Draper.
. IS IT LOADED HEAVILY?
Fine Fleeced Lambs Would Give a Heavy
Percentage of Fronts' to Know Has
Oil Eenched lis Highest.
People who wonld like to make money in
the petroleum market are at their wits' end.
They do not know whether they had best
long or short it. As they cannot get behind
the scenes, they are in 'perplexity in their
balancing ot probabilities. So far, with all
tbe noise there has been but little done
by outsiders, as they do not credit the short
supply and ultimate failure scare any more
than they do the failure of natural gas.
They cannot understand why the Standard
should put up the price permanently if it
has control of the main part of all the pro
ducing fields as they argue that
there would be no profit in it un
less refined advanced in proportion and
there is a limit to the advance in the
latter if the European market is to be held.
They suspect that the move is for the pur
pose of inducing the public to carry a part
of the surplus and make storage profits for
the monopoly with power to drop the price
when it wants to supply itself with oil for
refiinng. On the other hand'thevthink it
equally dangerous to go short, and yet how
they do wish to give in, one way or the
other, at least some people insist they do.
There has been a good chance for profit
this year as the range has been 36 cents,
but the public was not taken into the confi
dence of the maniDulators and in conse
quence the trading was the smallest in five
There was a great deal of noise on Satur
day, but it was the thunder of the captains
and the shouting of professionals, the still
small voice of the lamb being scarce heard
during the uproar. He has so far succeeded
in keeping his nerve in admirable subjec
tion. So far New York hasn't gone wild
during the present flurry unless it be that it
is getting into deep water by shortening the
market. Therefore the bulls' habitat has
beenOil City, but there was some appre
hension caused by selling there yesterday.
The fever was higher in this city than any
where else yesterday, but while some insist
that 51 10'will be reached, others hold that
the zenith has been touched.
Amid all tbe excitement, reasoning and
guessing but one thing has been definitely
determined and that is that knowledge on
the subject is esoteric and that you may get
your proboscis ground no matter which
way vou take; that as the darkey preacher
stated, there are two roads, one leading to
destruction and the other to satanand unless
you are a nimble picker both are equally
dangerous. The gun is dangerons without
lock, stock, or barrel.
A SALINE SENTENCE.
Judge White Deals Oat Justice to
Bobbs and Harrington.
DO YOU-WEAR GLASSES?
IF SO, YOU ABB PROBABLY AFFLICTED
FORMER 5, THE LATTER 3 YEARS.
U. S. Mail Peculators
Will Abide at
HANI SHAKING OFF IIX1IEF8 TOKE
Judge White presided in Criminal Court yes
terday and passed sentence on several offenders
found guilty during the week. The greatest
Interest, perhaps, centered in the case of J. H.
Bobbs and Walter Harrington, who plead
guilty to enticing Slay Sullivan, the 15-year-old
girt of Scottdale, from the better walks ol life.
Attorney Brennen appeared for Bobbs and
offered to produce 'Six witnesses to show the
girl to have been immoral before she became
acquainted with either of the parties. Judge
White would not hear them, as it did not ex
cuse the defendants, and told Bobbs he could,
by the law, send him to the penitentiary
for 30 years on the two indictments.
He, however, would be lenient in
view of his plea of guilt, and he therefore sen
tenced him to pay a fine of 6 cents, the cost of
the prosecution and undergo imprisonment in
the Western Penitentiary for five years. Bobbs
put his bands to his face and staggered, but
was caught and led back to jail.
When Harrington stepped forward Judge
White told him he did not consider him as
mnch to blame as Bobbs, as the latter was the
first, in his opinion, to lead the girl astray. He
then sentenced him to three years in the same
institution. Counsellor the defendants con
sidered the sentences very severe ones.
OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS.
IN A STAIE OP HELPLESSNESS.
Coke Stocks Increnslng, Ovens Closing Down
and Trade at a Standstill.
The inability of the various railroads to
move the freight rapidly accumulating on
their lines, is becoming more pronounced
On the Pennsylvania Railroad the block
ade on the main line is extending to its
branches, and the Panhandle is now
beginning to feel the pinch. Everv
day, for the last two or three weeks,
tbe through trains over both systems
have been from 10 minutes to one and
a half hours late, the invariable
answer ior the reason being "heavy traffic."
In the Connellsville region the condition of
affairs is becoming serious. Coke yards are
so crowded that there is no more storage room
available. It was stated yesterday that
there is more coke on tbe banks at present
than there has been in many years,
and one operator placed the amount
at 100,000 tons. Last week's output is
estimated at 130,000 tons, and of this
not more than 80,000 tons were shipped,
leaving a balance of 50,000 to be added
to the btock which had already accumulated.
The result of this blockade in the traffic is
two-fold; the operators have been obliged to
close down tneir ovens, in some cases even
allowing the coke to burn out, and the fur
naces, suffering from an inadequate supply,
are running from, faand to 'month, and it is
expected that, unless relief comes very
quickly, that manywill have to shut down.
Furnace men are willing to pay any price
for a supply so as to keep going, but opera
tives cannot assist them, no matter how
tempting the offer. The situation is alto
gether unprecedented, and there are those
who say the end is not yet.
Jndee White Mollifies a Copple Who Had
Had a Family Jar.
Judge White yesterday disposed of a surety
of the peace case in a rather singular manner.
Mr. Michaels, a tailor, residing in Cbartiers,
had lodged an Information for surety of the
peace against his wife and the case was heard
yesterday. Mr. Michaels alleged that his wife
bad a violent temper and had threatened to
poison ber children and to put poison In the
Mrs. Michaels in turn acensed her lord of
not beinz as good a man as be should be. He
did not attend church, and had backslidden,
etc. Various other minor faults were alleged. A
number of witnesses were called, among them
iur. ai i ounc. a notei proprietor oi unartiers.
who is a neighbor of the people. He bluntly
said that Mrs. Michaels had no more intention
of poisoning any one than he had. She was a
devil; that is, had a violent temper, but he
guessed there were faults fin both sides. He
bad advised Michaels, who had been taking
his meals at his bese, to eat at home and
make up with his wife.
Judge White said that if Mr. Young was as
truthful as be had Deen in the License Conrt
he had no doubt that his advice to tbe pair
was the best thing under tbe circumstance.
After giving Mr. and Sirs. Michaels some good
advice he said that he would send them both
back home to live together. Furthermore, be
would commit tnem to the care of Mr. Yonng,
with instructions to follow bis advice. The
costs of the case were placed on tbe husband.
The parties left the conrtroom apparently on a
fair way to reconciliation.
MAIL THIEVES SENTENCED.
Hare Ton Ribbons to Bay
If you have the following will interest
you: No. 2, 50c; Ho. 4. 65c; No. 5, 79c; No.
7, 94c; No. 9, $1 18; No. 12, $1 39 per bolt
of 10 yards; all silk plain moire or satin
edge, all colors and black. No. 1, at 12c
per bolt; 1,000'pieces Nos. 7 and 9 ribbons
at 5c and 6c a yard. You know that $1 25
is tbe standard price for the best quality of
felt, 2 yards wide. Well, this identical
quality, the best made, we will sell you at
89e, all colors. Lowest prices in the city in
yarns. Thobnton Beos., Allegheny,
128 Federal st.
Textore and West Go to tbe Western Peni
tentiary for Bobbins Uncle Sam.
In tbe United States District Court, yester
day, John L. Textore was called up for sent
ence. He was found guilty of opening two
letters taken from a maiibag.
Colonel Stone addressed Judge Acheson in
the prisoner's behalf, and said there was no
money taken from the letters. Senator Greer
of Butler, also asked for mercy for the prisoner,
which Judge Acheson said he wonld consider
when passing sentence. He also said tbe rea
son the defendant got no money from the
letters was because there was none in tnem.bnt
the offense was just as bad, as a trust bad been
He sentenced Textore to one year in jail, and
the attorneys were satisfied. Joseph West.who
pleaded guilty to taking a registered letter.con
taining SiOO, from the mails at Beaver, bad a
number of witnesses to prove bis good charac
ter. The prlSbne'a mother was also present,
and said ber son would not be 20 years old until
January, and that he was almost ber entire sup.
West, in bis own behalf, said he wanted to
get away from home, as bis father abused him.
and be spent tbe monev in going to San Fran
cisco. There he took sick, and was returning
home wben arrested. Willis McCook, his attor
ney, asked that he be sent to a reform school,
but Judge Acheson made it two years to the
A SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE.
In Prices of Fine Old Liquors Preparatory
to Closlns Busluess at the Celebrated
Half Century House.
The widening of Cecil alley will necessi
tate the prompt closing out of our famous
"Prince Eegent" and " other brands of old
whiskies at this house. We have made
such reductions in the prices of all our
goods that we are 6ure they will be sold
quickly. Come earlv. These prices cannot
continue long. JOHN McCrLLOUOH,
523 Liberty, foot of Fifth ave.
Doyle and Manecsc, Two of tbe Men Impli
cated In Conspiracies Were Jurymen.
The members of the Bander gang who were
convicted last week were not sentenced yester
day, as was expected. J. D. Bander. "Reddy"
McCall. James Doyle and John Dougherty have
still to be tried on another count, being
iointly indicted with Aldermen Maneese,
loagbtv and Callen.
An odd circumstance of the case is that
and trial on another, was drawn on the panel of
Doyle, who is awaiting sentence on one count
ana trial on another, was drawn on the panel of
jnrors last week to serve for the ensuing two
gain at the popular store.
128 Federal St., Allegheny, Pa.
Monday and Tuesday
We will continue out phenomenal 513 over
coat and suit sale. We .Mill have about
1,000 superb overcoats and 1,000 elegant
tailor-made suits let, and they must be sold
Monday and Tuesday. Everyone is de
lighted with this 513 sale, for it means
handsome garments usually sold from $22
to $30 go for 513. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court House.
A QUESTION OF LAW.
Can a Sewer be Bcllt Alone Butchers Ran.
as Dr. Lee Advises t
The Health ""Committee of Allegheny
Conncils will, at tbe next meeting, submit
a report embodying the ideas in the letter of
Dr. Lee, of the State Board of Health, ad
vising the construction of a sewer along
Butchers' run, and suggesting that the cost
be assessed on abutting property. An
opinion has been expressed that this cannot
be done legally, the construction of such a
sewer on a water course being prohibited by
a State law.
Monday and Toesdny
We will continue oar phenomenal $13 over
coat and suit sale. We still have about
1,000 superb overcoats and 1,000 elegant
tailor-made suits leftvand they must be sold
Monday and Tuesday. Everyone is de
lighted with this 513 sale, ior it means
handsome garments usually sold from 522
to 530 go for 513. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Silver Tea Sets,
Some elegant new patterns, chased
plain three, five and seven -nier
Water pitchers and waiters and everything
made in silver can be found at E P. Boberts
& Sons. wsu
Fob Babt Deab Beduced prices this
week for infants' cloaks, slips, caps, etc, at
Busy Bee Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
Ctjt Pbices Child's plush coats, caps,
etc., atBusy3ee Hive, Sixth andXiberty.
A Startling Story Related.
Phillip Petrie, the Federal street grocer,
who was before Mayor Pearson yesterday
morning on a charge of drunkenness, told
the rather startling story that he and his
wife had not occupied the same apartment
for the last nine years. Mrs. Petrie said her
husband had done nothing for the last two
years but drink and abuse her and the fam
ily. Petrie was sent to the workhouse for
Railroads Being Snrveyed.
An engineering corps oft the Cumberland
Valley Bailroad, is surveying a branch line
of that road from Fu Lovdon on tbe South
Penn branch, to Mt Union, on the Penn
sylvania Bailroad, and another route over
the mountains to Jit Dallas and into the
Broad Top coal field.
Back From n Junket.
The Directors of the Pittsburg, Ft Wayne
and Chicago Bailroad returned from the
East yesterday, where they attended a meet
ing ot the board in New York. Nothing
hut routine business is reported as having
FOR TIRED BRAIN
Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate.
Dr. O. C. Stout Syracuse, N. Y says: "I
gave it to one patient who was unable to trans
act tbe most ordinary business, because his
brain -was tired and confused' upon the least
mental exertion. Immediate benefit, and ulti
mate recovery followed'
MARSHELL, TBE CASH GROCER,
Will Save IToa Money.
Send for weekly price list, 79 and 81 Ohio
street, corner Sandusky, Allegheny.
Nnts! Nats! Nets!
Hallow E'en, halloa Adam.
Halloa miss, give me a kiss.
If you don't, get your best young man
and go to Marshell's.
The molders strike is not yet settled, but
we still have a limited stock of Anderson
Gas Saving Burners on hand.
Standabd Plumbing Co.,
82 Fourth avenue.
Ivory or silver handle new designs, mod
erate prices. Spoon and forks also in nice
patterns, atE. P. Egberts & Sons', cor. Fifth
ave. ana Market st. - -yau
Hendbicks & Co., 68 Federal "street,
Allegheny, is the best place-in the two cities
to have your photoeraphs taken. Bring the
children. Good cabinets 51 a dozen. Pic
tures warranted not to fade.
weeks in the Criminal Court. Tbe Jud?n will
probably not allow him to serve. Alderman
Maneese, wbo is also under indictment, was on
the jury the past two weeks, but did not
THE AGREEMENT FILED.
Farther Showing; Made In the Biff Crossing
Salts of Traction Companies.
A copy of tbe agreement between tbe Alle
gheny Traction Company and the Citizens'
Traction Company was filed in conrfyesterday
in the controversy of the crossing at the corner
of Penn avenue and Seventh street.
The Citizens' Traction Company leased tbe
tracks of the old Transverse Company for 999
rears for $150,000, payable b) annual rental of
S8,500. In consideration the Allegheny Traction
Company were not to baild tracks or operate a
road east of Sixteenth street to compete with
the Citizens', and by the terms of the agreement '
me Aiiegneny Traction uompany claims the
right to alter tbe crossing In dispute, for which
an injunction was asked.
A CONTESTED WILL CASE.
A Gennlne and Freanently a Grlovons
Trouble A Story of an Interesting In
ventionA Boon for Theater-Goers A
Sensation Among- Oculists.
Fifty per cent of those who read this
article through spectacles are afflicted with
Don't drop the paper in alarm; it isn't a
fatal disease not even a painful one.
Neither is there any reason why those who
are blessed with good optics, should cross
the street at the approach of a man with an
eyeglass, as though the latter had the
smallpox or yellow fejer, or some
other contagious complaint. Never
theless, astigmatism, though neither fa
tal, painlul nor contagions, is a
genuine and frequently a grievous
affliction. Theater-goers suffer especially
irom it. xne astltrmatist, seated ten rows
from the stage, finds it difficult to follow the
motions of the coryphee as she spins grace
fully about on one toe, or to realize the fell
design of the heavy villain as, with naked
dagger, he creeps stealthily out of the flies
to prod the unsuspecting hero in the ribs.
For him the acrobatic performance of the
Florella brothers has the same general effect
as the sword combat in "Bichard III." In
vain he endeavors to aid his yision by mak
ing a double reflector out or his opera glass
and spectacles. Neither will serve his pur
pose of itself, and the combination is worse
than useless. He leans back in his seat
in disgust and hears with envy the expres
sions of approval or disapprobation called
forth by the play from the spectators with
unimpaired vision who surround hyn.
It seems strange in view of the great im
provement in optical instruments that no
oculisthas, until within a recent period, ex
perimented with a view to relieving tbe
theater-going astigmatist of his embarass-
ments. It was a Pittsburg astigmatist who
first suggested a way out of the difficulty,
and two Pittsburg scientists who, as a re
sult of their suggestion, have evolved an in
vention which will enable those afflicted
with astigmatism to use to advantage not
only opera glasses but field glasses, tele
scopes and other optical instruments of a
The story of the invention is interesting,
but before it is told it might be in order to
'state just what astigmatism is. Quoting
frem the Scientific American, which
describes in a lengthy article tbe invention
above referred to, astigmatism is a defect of
vision, caused by difference of refraction in
the horizontal and vertical meridian of the
observer's eye. Persons havinz this defect
of yision see objects distorted in a horizontal
or vertical direction, or at some intermediate
angle, and have heretofore been unable
to use telescopes, opera glasses, micro
scopes or the class of engineering instru
ments employingtelescopes. The invention
placing all these instruments at their com
mand is that of Joseph Kornblnm, the well
known Fifth avenue optician.
Some two years ago Mr. Park Painter,
the wealthy iron manufacturer who has
been long afflicted with astigmatism, sug
gested in a conversation with Mr. Kornblnm
that fame and fortnne awaited the optician
who would make an opera glass serviceable
to an astigmatist.
That very day Mr. Kornblnm began his
experiments toward filling the long-felt
want. The scientific basis of the invention
was soon arrived at, but for months and
months the' inventor wrestled unsatisfac
torily with the mechanical details. Almost
in despair he suddenly bethought himself of
the verv man to h'eln him nntnfMo 1S.
lemma, John t A. Hrashear, who enjoys a
world wide fame us a maker of lenses for
astronomical instruments. Brashear proved
equal to the emergency, and when the in
vention was perfected bv his aid, was re
warded with a third interest in the patent
right, Mr. Kornblnm yielding another third
to Mr. Park Painter, who had originally
suggested the idea.
The invention is a very simple one. Its
great value, in fact, lies in its simplicity,
for by the mere adjnstmentof this eye piece,
with which any opera glass or telescopic in
strument can be fittedtbe astigmatist can
see as clearly; as though his sight was natural
and unimpaired. At the same time the in
strument knot injured for general use, for
me eye piece, or eye pieces, can oe removed
as easily as it is put in place.
In Mr. Kornblum's. first model the astig
matic eye piece was fixed to the glass by a
hinge or pivot, and can, through slits in the
frame of the lenses; be swung in or out of
the field of vision by a pressure of the
The original invention has been described
at some length in the Scientific American
and some of the Eastern newspapers, but a
recent improvement, for which Mr. Korn
blnm acknowledges his indebtedness to Mr.
Boss W. Drum, greatly cheapens and
simplifies its application. The im
provement consists in entirely de
taching from the instrument the
astigmatic eye pieces, which can be carried
in the vest pocket when not in use. The
accurate adjustment of the eve pieces in the
lrame is secured by measurements which
are marked off on the circular1 frames by
which the glasses are inclosed. The in
vention nas causea a sensation among ocu--lists
all over the world, and numerous offers
have been made for the .patent right. Pat
ents have been taken out in France, Ger
many, Austria, England, Canada and the
GRAND CLOSING OE SAX!
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MUST BE SOLD BY JANUARY f.
"4. '. J J
On account of quitting business the above amount of
Furniture, which we now have on band, must be sold by date'"
Among this immense lot of Furniture we have Bedroom
suits in Walnut; Oak and Cherry.
Parlor suits of the latest designs Sideboards, Bookcases, j
Extension Tables and in fact all - Furniture necessary to conv
plete your bousehold. - - . '
If you are in need of anything in our line, it will pay" -vou
to give us a call, as the '
ENTIRE' STOCK WILL BE SOLD ATPT?TfiT7C-S
. '-"-. -&'
WHICH YOU CANNOT AFFflPfi Tn MTCC -s :
and are bound to suit all. kA
Remember the place and number: '"-J
MICHIGAN FURNITURE G0
,437 SMTEHPIBIiD STREET.
we nave just received and have now readjrfor inspection, --'
beautiful Ohlna TMnnnr. Rna T?aU Soto n . Aiii .. -i --
. -w, . w """"" uiiouuuwi .,..
Onina, odd pieces, to whiob. we invite the attention of the ladies. , y'
R. P. WALLACE & C.Q.,
OPPOSITE JBT. CHABLES.
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Xj. CrXJES0EaVBA3CE Jk SOU-J"
Builders of FINE CAEKIAGHS. 1 ?,
Our assortment Includes Uphraad heavy Tr4 to
See Display at Expwftk), ; : .
Salesroom, 818 and 3SQ Pes irons. i;SiU
No connection wlili aayotfeercsrriftCBbM3yft
- vmrra -
Florence Miller Wnnls a Contest Dismissed
In the A. H. Miller Will Matter.
The Hon. John Dalzell yesterday filed a
petition in the Orphans' Conrt on behalf of
Florence Miller, asking that the contest of the
mil of Alex. K. Miller be dismissed. ,
It was asserted that the petitioner, Hamp
ton J. Miller, wbo appealed from tbe probate
of tho irill, had not filed a bond within the
Under the act of Assembly a bond in such
cases is required to be filed within ten days
after tbe filing of the petition. Tbe bond in
this case was not tiled until six weeks after
ward. The matter will be argued this week.
A Still Deeper Col
Has been made on all goods where the as
sortment is getting low. Come quick to the
closing-ont sale of F. Schoenthai, 612 Penn
Teachers and Scholars Attention.
Coaline headache powders cure headache
arising from over study. Druggists carry
Oke of Dabbs' fine photographs nicely
framed will make an agreeable Christmas
present, and will always be valued.
The art exhibit at the office of the Singer
M'fe Co.. 8 Sixth st. will be bnenforone
week only. AU are welcome.
What lawyers nre Doing.
Wat. E. Lee will be placed on trial to-morrow
for the murder of John T. Natcher,. the con
tractor. The trial of Laura Bailey,. Minnie Fleming
and Florence Donaldson for complicity in the
case oi May Sullivan, tbe scottdale girl, has
been fixed for next Wednesday.
The trial of Andrew Heiser for murder has
been fixed for next Thursday, and on Wednes
day, November 6, Giovanno Franceschillo will
be tried for the murder of his brother iu East
Standish Montgomery, Bureau of
Electricity, City Hall, says, Anderson
burners are all that is claimed for them.
It Is a Snre Care.
Coaline Headache Powders. Any case in
10 minutes. Druggists carry them in stock.
They are gnaranteed.
SPECIAL ItUd SALE
At Groelzinger's. .
During the weeK beginning October 28 we
will offer bargains in Smyrna rngs that were
never equaled in this city.
2,000 Smyrna rngs at 82, worth $3 SO.
4,000 large Smyrna rugs at S3 50, always
sold at $5.
1,000 Smyrna sofa rugs at 55, worth $9.
This stocK must be reduced and wiU be
at these figures.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
TRUTH. WINS! DEEDS COUNB
When we started in business we promised t&i'M
people to sell them, goods at not as low a price buil
lower than they could oe bought for in any hovmmi
m the country, and right here we pledge
OUR MERCANTILE REPUTATION;
to do so, even if we have to sell our goods at cogfcfj
$18. EIGHTEEN DOLLARS.$18
$6 DOWN, $1 PER WEEK FOR BALANCE $6.
HARD WOOD, JLXTIQUE F12TISX, JBETTEJOED GLAM.
Monday and Tuesday
We will continue onr phenomenal 813 over
coat and suit sale. We still have about
1,000 snperb overcoats and 1,000 elegant
tailor-made snits left, and they must be sold
Monday and Tuesday. Everyone is de
lighted with 'this 813 sale, for it means
handsome garments usually sold from $22
to 830 go for 813. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court Honse.
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
DInmond Cat Brilliant Earrings,
In-solid gold mountings, only fl per pair, at
flanch's, Ko. 235 Fifth ave.
MT fiT ITilVQrTTfi
1V1 ' LOBETTO. PA.
The scholastic year of tbe Mountain Acad
emy, under the direction of tbe Ulsters of
Mercy will commence its fall term September
2. Tuition for five months. Including French
and music, $100. Loretto is famed as a health
resort, and like Cresson, Is a sanitarium of
unquestionable excellence. Tbe reputation of
the Bisters of Mercy as instructors Is world
wide. For ttarticnlars adrlraMtha Ttimntvmmm
I of the Academy, u28-9&fla
CLASSIFIED - ::
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business'' Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page.- Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
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All of the following goods now ready for inspection,
OK EASY TEBMS, AS YOTT ZIKE THXMt
Chamber Suits, $12 50 and upward.
Parlor Suits, $28 and upward.
Wardrobes, $10 and upward. . '
Bureaus, $6 50 and upward.
Beds, $2 50 and upward.
Mattresses, $2 75 and upward.
found an the:Sixtlif-aH. . r . J,?
HOUSEHOLD CREDIT COi
405 "Wood Steee-b.
Acknowledge ChtMpions tf Lew PHc art Easy
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