Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, November 04, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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JStretcliefl Erom the Spirit
Land to Guide a Life.
Slade Holds a Successful
" Interesting Seance,
If there is anything more commendable
than another, whether in spirit or mortal,
it is punctuality, and the spirits were on
time yesterday in their appointment with
The Dispatch reporter and Dr. Slade, in
fact all had a celestial time. Notwithstand
ing the edicts of Judge "White and the
operation of the Brooks law against the
traffic in spirits on Sunday, the reporter
again took his S3 bill in hand, with a good
stout string attached, and called on Dr.
Slade at Ko. 4 John street, where he is stop
ping with J. II. Lohmeyer, Secretary of the
Spiritualists Society of Allegheny county.
The doctor appeared quite recovered from
iis indisposition of the previous night, and
as a lew rays of sunshine were at the time
"& permeating" the atmosphere, thought the
"conditions" favorable for a good manifes
tation. The pine table was again brought
into requisition, and the connection made of
hands on the table, when the doctor de
manded if the spirits were willing to com
municate then. The table resounded with
several vigorous thumps, followed up by
several others indifferent portions ot the
room, showing that the spirits, having no
use lor window-shutters, chair or bedsteads
themselves, had very little respect for the
Tarnish on those of others.
Having thus emphatically ratified their
intention of doing business at the old
stand, some coy spirit tapped the reporter
familiarly on t'he right knee several times
as if to call his attention under the table.
Hot knowing whether the tapping spirit
was the disembodied presence of a lady or
gentleman, the situation was for the mo
ment embarrassing, the light, gentle touch
at first suggesting the former, while subse
onent nroceedings at once indicated the lat
ter. The visitor looked under the table,
and saw the doctor's feet were encased in a
pair of low, easy shoes, which could be
easily pnt on or of! by a simple contraction
of the foot
The suggestion that the doctor is qnad
rumanal through his dexterity in handling
things with his toes flashed upon the report
orial mind, but if he is so, and manages the
experiments by that means, he is certainly
phenomenal, for at no time was he caught
either with his shoe off and stockings cnt
'away from the toes, or in the act of per
forming any of the tricks.
One of the slates purchased the night be
fore by The Dispatch was taken by Dr.
Slade," ana saying that the "influences"
were remarkably powerful, he placed it
under the table, and asked if the spirits
were willing to be interviewed. "With that
promptitude to answer questions ,which is a
latal delect in Matt Quay's character, they
wrote "yes," with a final flourish to the s,
and the scrap of pencil lying exactly at the
termination of the final line. The spirits
then commenced to play with the doctor
apparently, for he squirmed and started
back from his hold on the other per
sons' hands several times, saying he
conld not bear the shock, although
the reporter's backbone was still in position.
and no tremor was felt in his taper and
cream-tinted fingers. The doctor, although
physically much larger, stronger, and in
every way of a less nervons appearance, ap
peared to feel theonslaughtsof the spirits
as keenly as one of the owl gang would the
sudden appearance of a squad of Chief
Brown's "finest" The slate, too. refused to
stay still in his hand, and possibly actuated
by malice prepense battered a tattoo on the
reporter's knee, of which the imprints yet
remain in a black and blue landscape of the
SalvatorBosa style.
In fact the set of spirits now at work ap
peared to have been doing business with
some spiritual speak-easy, for not content
with banging the newspaper man's knees,
they kicked up didos generally, knocking
over a table upon which stood a pile of
slates, banging the shutters and putting
themselves generally on a par with the
drunk and disorderly denizens of the Cen
tral station.
the spieit of db. mavis.
After the painting red process had been
completed Dr. Slade called upon his famil
iar spirit, whom he called Dr. Davis, and
who announced his presence in the same
manner prescribed by the average ritual for
seating the brethren with three raps. He
was asked whether he thought Dr. Slade a
humbug or not, and the followinc reply was
written between two slates, held face to
face, with a somewhat lofty contempt for
bo.th grammar and punctuation:
ily Friends give the story no credence, it is
beneath your notice, a person like our medium
is above all abuse that can be uttered against
him, the best way to treat such an outrage, is to
Show vour cuotemnt. tills medium is anil has
did to much for this glorious cause to allow
anyone to abuse or to slander him, we are hi3
Iriends. 1 am Db. Davis.
This was so real pleasant of the doctor out
of the flesh coming, at a sacrifice of time
and the elements of English grammar, to
the defense of his friend in the flesh, that
the reporter asked for some direct messages
from the spirit world, and received two from
ladies whom Dr. Davis terms bis guides.
One is written presumably iu Spanish and
the other in French, and although The Dis
patch man cannot say much about S. E.,
never baying had the pleasure of her ac
quaintance, can congratulate Marie, upon
laving to give her own words a liberal
translation, having reached the top of the
All three messages are apparently in dif
ferent handwriting, and, as the reporter's
wife cannot read either Spanish or French,
are given below, although, as no date line is
given, all spirit communications being alike
in being charmingly indefinite, it is impos
sible to say wbether the lady correspondents
are alow or aloft, to put it in nautical lan
guage. The Senora gracefully remarks:
' Yo soy de vel de todo corazon, no huy nada
' Cue yo no hicise por veL s. K.
The communication would have been
much better appreciated had it been written
in "United States, and besides gives the re
cipient away as a member of the American
Mechanics as it indicates his foreign origin.
The French spirit shows more elan, as it
were, a verve and several otherthings found
in the back of the dictionary. She says:
Ah! quel bonheur. rien nc pouvait me ren
ore plus herein. Je suis au comble de mes
vera. JIaeie.
Then came a private and confidential note
.from Dr. Davis to the reporter, couched in
the following terms:
My friend Tbeabove is from some friends
of yours. I do not know them; they claim to
be your guides. I am De. Davis.
All three communications were apparently
written on the npper side of a slate, held
firmly against the underside of the table
leaf by the reporter at one end and the Doc
tor at the other. The sound of writing was
regular and distinct, and the long dash lines
drawn by the alleged spirit between mes
sages could be distinguished when made,
from the regular writing.
The mystery was certainly deep. Dr.
Slade then gave permission to the reporter
to ask a question of some dead person, and
he wrote a question to a dead child, asking
if it remembered a certain incident in its
life. The slate was placed beneath the
table, the doctor said it must be some new
spirit that had not been called before, as it
found difficulty in answering, bnt when the
reply came it read:
Ye, papaj I remember it well. C.
''Ihe signature was correct, as It was the
initial of the pet name of the babv, but if
they have graded schools in the spirit land
it must have climbed Terr rapidly, for it
was bnt 17 months old at the time it was
killed in the flood of 1884, and certainly
showed remarkable progress in writing for
the time which has elapsed.
The seance was inrther enlivened by other
experiments, such as the slates flying across
under the table, being transferred from, the
doctor's to the reporter's hands underneath.
This last, however, seemed to demonstrate f
that tiie spirits were working in tne aarc or
were near-sicbted. as it took four trials to
I get the slate into the reporter's hand, and
the motion ot tne doctor s hios at tne time
suggested the use of his toes, but he was not
caught in the act Altogether the sitting
was exceedingly lively and interesting.
Some of the Abandoned River Signal Sta
tions to be Restored.
The cheerful information that the beauti
ful weather of yesterday is to continue for
several days was given out at the Signal
Service Burean last night The tempera
ture was 46 at 8 o'clock in the morning, but
it raised somewhat later in the day. The
rainfall of the night before was fifty-three
hundredths of an inch, and at 3 o'clock
there was a stage of 6 feet in the rivers. The
indications are that there will be a scant
coal boat rise probably 7 or 8 feet
Advices have been received from the de
partment at Washington to the effect that
several of the signal stations that were aban
doned some time ago are to be re-estab
lished. From the first of December until
April 31 next full reports will be received
from 14 station. Those that are to be re
vived are the ones at Warren, Parker,
Clarion. Brownsville. Saltsbure. Greens
boro, Bowlesburg and "Weston. Steps will
Jrobably be taken to have the station at
ohnstown re-established. The present ap
propriation does not provide for this one nor
the one at West Newton. Nothing can be
done for the latter place until after the close
of the present fiscal year, which ends July
1, 1890.
The weather crop bulletin for the month
of October shows that the weather was
cooler than usual iu all agricultural dis
tricts. The line of killing frost has extended
South to the northern portion of the Gulf
States. Light frosts occurred as far south
as Southern Alabama, Central Georgia and
Northern Louisiana. There was less rain
in October than usual in the central valleys.
The greatest rainfall was in California,
where it exceeded six inches. The drought
condition which existed in the central
valleys has been succeeded by rains, which
have greatly improved the condition of the
winter wheat crop.
Sin. O'Rourkc, Living In tho West
Found In Her Kitchen.
Mrs. Ann O'Bourke, a woman about 60
years old, was found dead in her kitchen,
before the stove, at noon yesterday. She
lived in a two-storv frame house on Wabash
avenue, near Independence street, West
Bud. A policeman who was informed of
the woman's death notified Dr. T. M. ByalJ,
who examined the body. The woman had
been dead a very short time. The doctor
thought the cause of death was neuralgia
of the heart She had been lighting the fire
to prepare dinner when she fell.
Mrs. O'Bourke had lived for many years
in the West Bnd. She had four children.
A grown son and a grown daughter do not
live at home. Another son, George, is a
teaser in the mill of J. Painter & Sons. The
third son is 12 Tears old. Both boys living
at home were out ot the house at the time of
their mother's death.
Nearly three years ago some of the neigh
bors called the attention of the Humane So
ciety to the treatment which Mrs. O'Eourke's
husband was receiving. When an investi
gation was made, the old man was ionnd
confined in an apartment in the basement
of the house. He was in poor health,
ragged and filthy. He had. been kept there
for three months on meager food. He was
unable to work and was sent to the Boor
Farm. The Coroner will investigate Mrs.
O'Bourke's death to-day.
Rev. R. F. Farrnnd Trenches to tbe South,
aide Councils.
Eev. B, F. Farrand, of the Southside
Presbyterian Church, preached to the
Southside Council of the American Me
chanics at his church yesterday morning,
taking for his text: "They that sow in tears,
shall reap in joy." Mr. Farrand referred
to the breaking of the chains of Babylonish
captivity, and said it was the outcome of a
seedtime in tears. As the text applies to
the American nation, the speaker placed
the Plymouth colony at one end "sowing in
tears," and the people of to-day at the other
"reaping in joy."
"As a nation." said he, "we are sailing in
the world's tidal wave. In all the cen
turies gone by no nation has ever attained
tbe title of our general prosperity. In their
palmiest days Egypt, Greece and Borne were
but barbaric nations when compared with
us. We assemble in the house ot the Lord
to-day in an atmosphere of religious liberty
so like the ambient air that we forget we
breathe it In all our borders there is not
even a rumor of war. But all this prosper
ity is the result of a sowing in tears."
Mr. Farrand referred to Sabbath breaking
as inimical to the welfare of tbe republic
A Fenn Avenno Man Who Wns Surprised
Upon Goinc Home.
James Dolfess has a home in the rear of
No. 4022 Penn avenue, but rarely occupies
it, his work necessitates him boarding in
Chartiers, but his wife lives at the Penn
avenue house. Early Sunday morning Mr.
Dolfess came into the city and made straight
for his home. Whe he reached the househe
was surprised to find it full of men and
women, who were acting in a very boisterous
manner. He discovered a number of bot
tles of whiskey in the room, beside beer
galore. The men and women were in an
intoxicated condition. He remonstrated
with bis wife at the disorderly state of af
fairs but she took no heed of" his remarks.
He called Officer Andy Orth. who made the
following arrests for disorderly conduct:
Mrs. Nancy Dolfess, Blanch Dolfess, Bosita
Ferguson and her daughters, Hugh Stew
art, William Nicholson and James Bates.
Mrs.a Dolfess was 'fined $20 and costs for
keeping a disorderly house, her -two daugh
ters were sent to jail for ten days, and the
balance were fined from $10 to 520 each.
A Qolct Little Game of Poker on Chatham
Street Disturbed.
In response to a number of complaints
made by neighbors that parties were going
in and out of No. 7 Chatham street, at all
hours of the day and night, Officers Cross
and Hanley last night made a raid on the
house of J. Friedman. They found a poker
game going on and quite a pile of money on
tbe table. Friedman made his escape, but
four other Hebrews, named M. Arnfeldt an
Eighth ward Democratic hustler, S. Fried
man, Isaac Samuels and Anton Beman were
niovementa of PIttiburcen nnd Other of
Wide Acaualutnnce.
G. B. Blanchard, Chairman of the Cen
tral Traffic Association, passed through the
city last night on bis way to Chicago from
Washington, where he had been visiting nil
James Calhoun, prescription clerk for
S.E. Carouthers, of McKeeeport, was acci
dentally splashed in the face by some acid yes
terday, and will lose tbe right eye.
Miss Sadie Freyvogle, of Fifth avenue,
returned borne last evening from a two weeks'
visit at Qreensbarg.
George Pearson, Private Secretary to
the Governor, was in the city yesterday.
3ZP- - v"
And the Board of Public TFprks Can Supply
the Dollars and the Art,
So much has been said and written of late
about parks for Pittsburg that the subject
had become a little stale, but the generous
donation of 300 acres of the Mt. Airy tract.
by Mrs. Sehenley has revived hope as well
as interest. Just where the Mt Airy land
is, is news to many people, so a Dispatch
reporter visited the scene of the proposed
park yesterday. It is safe to suppose that
the laying out of the new park will be pro
ceeded with as rapidly as circumstances
will allow.
The location of the proposed pleasure re
sort is, perhaps, as desirable as could bs
wished. Situated as it is, along the margin
of a rapidly growing residential neighbor
hood, and within 20 minutes' drive from the
Citv Hall, it will be within reach, as well
of the hard-worked toiler in the mills and
his family, when he desites to recuperate
from the effects ot tbe week's wort by
spending a holiday 'midst sylvan glades and
purling brooks, as his richer neighbor, who
pilots his trotter or takes the air in his
carriage along the shady roads and grassy
anves ot the wild-wood.
Just how the park will belaid out it is
impossible to say, but judging from the
natural advantages of the site, the beauty of
the surrounding country and the unlimited
opportunities which the occasion presents of
providing a healthful place of recreation for
the masses, it may be expected that those in
whose hands the project will be placed, will
so carry out the details to make the new
park, not alone unusually attractive, but a
credit to the city which has long lelt the
want of a place suitable for the entertain
ment and exercise of its citizens.
The nearest point of the park to the city
is at Boquet and John Caire streets, which
intersect with Forbes street and Fifth
avenue, about two miles from the City Hall.
On one side it is bonnded by the west fork
of Four Mile run and by the Junction Bail-
road. On another side it is confined by
Forward avenue, which is located on Four
Mile run, and reaches to within 800 feet of
Second avenue. The property of the Mur
doch heirs adjoin it on another side, and
Judge Magee and Mr. Hoch are the owners
of lands which lie adjacent At a point be
yond Forbes avenue bridge can be seen
Murdoch Hill sloping away on either side
to form a thickly-wooded ravine, down
a murmuring creek carries the waters of
numerous springs to the river in the dis
tance. One of the most beautiful spots in the
whole locality is Panther Hollow, which is
a part of the ravine along which the west
branch of Four-Mile run finds its course.
Here there is a possibility of a charming
drive, winding in and out along the sinuos
ities of the stream, shaded by the heavy
growth of timber which abounds. At times
expansive plateaus are met with, but the
ground is mostly broken and undulating,
rising at times into abrupt bluffs, as at the
east side where there is a heavy slope over
hanging the east branch of the Four-Mile
run. The property is generally thickly
covered with white and red oak, hickory
and sycamore, especially in th ravines.
A portion of the land has-been in the oc
cupation of farmers for some time, and it is
supposed that they would be required to
yield up their leases when the time arrives.
It is not thought that anything will be
done toward laying out the site until next
An engineer familiar with the tract stated
that the first thing to be done is to make .a
thorough survey, leveling up the ravines
and laying down contour lines, so as to as
certain the exact irregularities of the
ground. From these data a map can be
prepared, and the disposition of the roads.
walks, sites for a promenade and band en
closures, and other matters of detail deter
mined upon. All this will take a consider
able time, and another winter will probably
come and go before the Sehenley Park is an
accomplished affair and thrown open to the
public for its enjoyment and delectation.
Mr. Thomas D. Carnahan, whose father is
Mrs. Scheuley's attorney, said yesterday
that he had not received any intimation of
the donation, and declared his inability to
locate tbe site of the park. He further said
that he was aware of matters in connection
with it, which he was not at liberty to men
tion. For the present also Chief Bjgelow de
clines to disenss the park question or tell
what he knows about the Sehenley gift.
though he is loaded with good stuff
in the slang of newspaper parlance.
What plans the Chief has in view
to make the tract pleasing and
inviting would make interesting reading for
those who have tbe welfare of Pittsburg at
heart It will certainly require the expendi
ture of some money to put the land in
shape, but how much is a question. At any
rate the biggest part of the contract is the
ground, and as that has been secured, Pitts
burgers feel pretty safe that a parte is as
sured. Mrs. Schenley's generosity was the
subject of much comment on the streets yes
terday. HEBREW H1ST0EI.
Scbelmnan Deiircr an Intereitioc
Lecture on the Subject.
The first of a series of lectures was given
yesterday afternoon before the Young Men's
Hebrew Debating Society at their rooms,
384 Fifth avenue, by Mr. J. G. Scheinman.
The subject was, "A Glance at Hebrew His
tory Since the Dispersion." Mr. Schein
man took up his subject, beginning with the
year 70 of the present era, and referred to
the revolt against the Bomans under the
championship of Barcochba,who proclaimed
himself the messiah of the prophets. He
then referred to the establishment of the
celebrated school in Tiberias and Babylonia,
from whence sprung the stupendous mass of
literature known as the Talmud. The ac
quisition of wealth and influence by the
Hebrews for several centuries previous to
the development of Christianity; tbe cause
of the intellectual and physical isolation of
the nation Sot centuries following; their
subsequent sufferings and persecutions un
der the Boman Empire, and their expulsion
from England, France and Spain were
touched upon.
The Young Men's Society has been re
cently organized with a view to promote
mutual improvement and the study of He
brew literature and history. The officers are:
President, S. Cohen; Vice President, J.
Finkelpearl; Secretary, L. Scheiuman;
Treasurer, C. Bosenbaum. The society
starts out with a membership of about 40.
It is1 the intention to fit np a library and
reading room.
lA70-Yenr-0!d Wan Who Played In Hard
Lack Sntarday Night. "
Thomas Malley, 70 years of age, who was
walking on crutches on account of a broken
leg, was attacked by Coleman Wallace, a
young man, at the "Castle," in the Point
district, Saturday night Malley was
knocked down and'his other leg was broken
in the scuffle. He was taken to the Homeo
pathic Hospital. Wallace was arrested by
Officer Pat Farrell.
A Pleasant Family Row.
Frank Williams and his wife (colored),
living at No. 233 Wylie avenue, had a fight
last night, during which she attempted to
carve him with a knife, and he beat her
with a club. They made anch a noise that
both were arrested.
Is What Mrs. Schenley's Generous
Donation Should Result In."
rv. .-!
The Death of Henry Feldara, of FIttsbure.
In the Wheeling; Jail Denouement of a
Ghastly Joke.
Particulars were yesterday received from
Wheeling in regard to the suicide of Henry
Feldam, of Pittsburg, in the Wheeling jail,
which was briefly noted in the Sunday Dis
patch. The man, it appears, was fright
ened into hanging himself.
Feldam was a peddler. He sold writing
paper, envelopes, handkerchiefs, suspenders,
etc. He went to Wheeling about two weeks
ago, and the money he madcthere he spent for
liquor. Last Friday night he was found in
North Wheeling in company with a young
girl. He was under the influence of strong
drink, and he was booked at the North
Wheeling lockup for drunkenness. While
he was being searched a crowd of the
curious gathered about Feldam asked
someone what punishment he would proba
bly get. One man replied, jokingly, "Oh,
about 10 years." Another man added, "If
the people get hold of you they'll hang
Feldam was frightened by these remarks,
and a short time after he was put into a cell,
he was seen standing upon a box, with a
piece of small cord about his ueck, looking
for a place to which to fasten the other end.
Not long after that he was removed to the
lockup in the City Hall, and there put into
a cell alone. About ten minutes after 7
o'clock Saturday morning Lockup Keeper
Meehan discovered Feldam hanging by a
snort rope fastened to one ot tne bars at tne
top of the cell door. The prisoner was at
once cut down. His body was warm, bnt as
soon as a doctor arrived he declared life ex
tinct The hemp cord with which the ped
dler hanged himself must have been tied
aronnd his waist, as nothing of tbe sort was
in his pockets when he was searched It The
remains, after being seen by the Coroner,
were turned over to G. Mendel & Co., un
dertakers, for interment No trace of any
relatives conld be secured, and the peddler
was buried as a pauper. When arrested he
gave the name Henry Shelton, but papers
in his pockets contained the name Henry
The discovery of the dead body in the
lockup was a tragical realization of a ghastly
joke of the day preceeding. On the night
ot Halloween boys had hanged a dummy
man to a tree in East Wheeling. A police
man captured it, and carried it to the lock
up. There some of the officers hanged the
effigy in a cell, and on Friday morning gave
out the word that a prisoner had committed
suicide. Scores of people crowded to the
jail to see the corpse. Twenty-four hours
later an actual dead man was hanging in
the cell. Nobody went in this time, because
they believed it was the same old joke.
A Hungarian Kupilols Followed by a
Drunken Riot A Chief of Police nnd
nn Officer Nearly Killed.
A Hungarian wedding, followed by a
drunken riot on Fourth avenue, McKecs
port, lata on Saturday night nearly caused
the murder of the Chief of Police, James
Bobinson, and Officer James McQnade, who
attempted to subdne it Clubs and knives
were used with deadly intent and the
police fared badly. Bobinson was stabbed
in the head, and cut about the arms and
hands, while McQuade was cut in three
places, any of which might prove fatal. A
deep cut below the ribs in the back, one as
long on the neck, another under the shoul
der, besides a bruised head, constitutes his
injuries. There were about a dozen of the
Huns fighting, and most, if not all, of them
were very drunk.
They charged on the officers when two
were being arrested, and although tbe
fiolice used the maces vigorously, they had
ittle or no effect One of the men used a
large knife, and while several others had
McQuade on the floor, stabbed the officer.
As Bobinson felled one who came at him
the man with the knife struck at the head of
the Chief with all his might. The Chief
dodged and he got it on the head, but not
with full force, as the knife would have
penetrated his skull and passed through his
head had he not dodged. He fell against
the side of the house and, pulling his revol
ver, shot at the man with tbe knife and the)
latter fell, but was not hit He was cap
tured, as were four other men and
are in the lockup, closely guarded. They
will be charged with felonious assault and
battery with intent to kill, and the proprie
tor of the place will be charged with seeping
a disorderly house.
The men are all Hungarians and their
names will not be learned until the hearing
takes place. The eelothing was almost torn
off tbe two officers and had it not been that
they were reinforced y other officers at the
right moment, two more murders would be
added to the county list. Bobinson is not
badly hurt, but McQuade is, and while the
chances are in his favor his wounds may yet
prove fatal. '
A Pair of Dnjllebt Robbers Taken Red-
Hnnded Ye.terdny Forenoon.
Officer Edward Cross was notified by resi
dents near the corner of Wylie avenue and
Elm street, about 11 A. M. yesterday, that
two gentlemen were making a forenoon call
upon McSteen's grocery store, at the corner,
without the formality of notifying the pro
prietor, and they were afraid the visitors
would not be properly entertained, as they
were going in the back way.
Officer Cross at once started for tbe rear of
the building, and two men skipped out as he
entered. He gave chase, and, drawing his
revolver, ordered them to stop, which they
did, and returned, one throwing something
over a fence on Elm street as he approached.
The nffippr tool; hoth men to Central Qfafi.n
where they registered as Fred Miller and
William Welsh, from Newark, N. J., and
a charge of suspicious, persons was placed
against them. On searching the ground
where Welsh threw the small object over
the fence Officer Cross found a key, which
fitted the rear door of the grocery. The
New Jersey men wijl probably enjoy Penn
sylvania hospitality for some time to come.
A Priest at St. Paul's Give the Young- Men
a Few Hard Knock.
A special meeting of the Young Men's
Catholic Club connected with St Paul's
Cathedral was held yesterday afternoon.
The object was to take action in regard to
contributing money for decorating and fur
nishing the church.
At the several masses in the church yes
terday, Father Mollineaux called attention
to the fact that the young men of the congre
gation had not contributed anything toward
the fund, to pay for the work in the chnrch.
He stated that the young men were alwavs
ready to spend money for entertainments,
etc, but wnen they were asked for a couple
of dollars they replied: "Oh, let the old
man contribute." The priest compared the
young men of the chnrch to babies cling
ing,to their mother's garments.
The Missive Cane After the Body of the
Owner Was Ground Up.
The man who was killed on the Lake Erie
Bailroad Saturday night, was identified last
evening by a fellow workman as Thomas
Beiss, a Pole, 40 years of age. He worked
at tbe Clinton rolling mill and boarded at
No. 27 Limerick street, West End. The de-
f eased has a sister at Scranton, Pa., and a
etter for him came from her on Saturday
afternoon, after he started away from his
boarding house.
Magistbate Bbokaw yesterday fined John
Gribben, of Carson street, Sl&.O for beating his
Pbominent saloons, hotels, clubs and
restaurants have Baeuerlein Brewing Co.'s
Wiener, standard and f ulmbacher lager
T.eer on tap. jtwar
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Southside Natives of Alsace and Lor
raine Band Together
The Political Interests of the People Will
be Cared For. ,
A meeting was held in a hall at the head
of South Eighteenth street yesterday aiter
noon for the purpose of forming a perma
nent organization of the French natives of
Alsace and Lorraine who live on that side
of the river It is said there are between
3,000 and 4,000 of this class of people in
Pittsburg, the majority of whom live on the
Southside. They are very much scattered,
however, and have very few acquaintances.
Most ot those who come from that small
province cannot speak English. They come
to America with a good trade in anticipa
tion of getting better wages.
The principal object of the organization
on the Southside is to get all the .French
natives together if possible; to cultivate a
more fraternal teeling. among them; extend
moral and financial support to those who
are worthy and to help them in any way
possible. A library will be established in
connection with the organization, stocked
with ancient and modern French history
and literature, together with all the best
American works.
About four-fifths of the French who'come
to this country, come from Alsace and Lor
raine, icey become citizens just as soon as
they can after their arrival, the proportion
of them who never take out naturalization
papers being very small. Another object in
forming the present association is to secure,
if possible, some recognition in politics. It
is claimed that what history shows France
as a nation did for America is sufficient
grounds upon which to base their claims
for this recognition
Similar organizations have been formed
in New York, Cincinnati, St Louis and
New Orleans, and they are said to be meet
ing with considerable success. The Pitts
burg association will endeavor to
enlist the sympathies and substan
tial encouragement of all who came
from the French Province in advanc
ing their people in civilization, education
and refinement The matter of education is
beginning to attract tbe attention of the
French natives in America. Previous to
1870 the system of education in France was
not of a very high standard. Since that
time the nation lias endeavored to pattern
after the American system, and it is meet
ing with much favor.
Many of the older people who came to this
country, however, are not well educated. It
is the " intention to establish literary and
scientific reading circles in connection with
the organization. Then a greater effort will
be made to have the children get the full
benefit of the public schools of the city.
Every feature that can be made conducive
to the advancement of the people, that will
place them on a higher plane of civilization,
that will add to their home comfort and
happiness, will be made an object of the
organization, and the zeal with which the
members seem to have started out indicates
that the organization will be a benefit to the
The association will also adopt a bene
ficial feature. Members taking sick will
receive a weekly benefit, and when a death
occurs the association will make an assess
ment on the members for tbe benefit of the
deceased's family. The officers of the asso
ciation are: President, Andrew Gerard,
Vice President, Nicholas Martenet; Secre
tary, John Beinbold; Treasurer, Eugene
Bitter. Meetings will be held once a month
from this on.
They Eat Little Meat and Go to Church Five
Times on Sunday.
Mr. S. H. Bedikian, of Constantinople,
delivered an address in the Mt Washing
ton Presbyterian Church last night on the
"Native Beligions and Mission Work in
Turkey." Mr. Bedikian appeared before
the audieuce dressed in the habiliments of
his native country. He stated that there
arc three religious sects in Turkey the
Jewish, the Mohammed and the Christian.
Mr. Bedikian paid particular attention to
the customs of the Mohammedans.
"These," said he, "go to church five
times a day. Imagine Americans being
compelled to do this. Twice is as often as
they can endure, and they complain then if
the sermon is a little too long. The Mo
hommedans always wash their feet, face and
hands each night before retiring. They eat
no pork. Mutton is preferred. They eat
very little beef. And I can very readily
understand why there are so many dentists,
and so .many mouths full of false teeth in
America. It is all on account of tbe quan
tity of tough beef consumed.
"Intoxication is so absolutely prohibited
by the Mohammedan religion that if a sheep
has been known to drink from a river in
which even a drop of liquor has been spilt,
it is considered unfit for sacrifice. The great
hindrance to mission wort among the Mo
hammedans is the fact that there is so much
drunkenness in the civilized nations, and
so long as a saloon exists in one of these
they will hesitate to accept the Christian
religion. As they become enlightened, how
ever, they endeavor to pattern after Ameri
can customs and habits of living. They try
very bard tft imitate the missionaries."
Judge Grlpp's Sunday Morning Scrrico Well
Out of 31 cases at the Central station hear
ing yesterday morning, but five received
workhouse sentences. Thomas Porter, an
innocent, guileless, colored man, who prof
fered a confederate $10 bill-in payment for
some cigars in a Franklin street store, was
discharged after he had demonstrated his
ignorance of the character of the bill.
George Norton was seen acting suspici
ously on Second avenue by Officer Boyd.
When the officer went after him he made
his way through a back alley and up to the
third story of No. 125 before he was captured.
He got a 30-day sentence.
James Brown and George Shrader were
fighting on Green street, and when Officer
Beckett arrested them. Brown kicked the
officer several times in the breast. They
each got 30 days.
Jacob DrambelL and Frank Wilson, for
fighting and acting disorderly, each got 30
The balance of the cases, 15 of which were
drunks, were let off with light fines and
memorial Services for Those Who
During the Fast Tear.
Yesterday afternoon Col. J. B. Clark Post
No. 162, G. A. B., held their annual mem
orial services for the comrades of the post
who died during the year. These were
Bobert Neilie and George Burnside. The
hall on West Diamond street was packed
with people, representatives of the Grand
Army and lheir friends. The ritual as pre
scribed by the organization was followed
throughout. The memorial address was de
livered by B. C. Miller, Esq. -
Liquor Hen Awake.
The Southside Anti-Prohibition Associa
tion, composed of 45 German societies, held
a meeting last night in Druid's HalL Sev
eral thousand tickets Trere distributed for I
the coming election.
They Are Sore ou ttio Kstcht of Idibar
Proprietor Threaten to B-lscBargo Mem
bers of the Union Ko Strike nt Fresesl.
The Tanners and Curriers8 Union of
Allegheny connty was formed yesterday
afternoon in Walter's Hall, corner of Chest
nut and O'Hara streets, Allegheny. The
new organization, which is entirely inde
pendent of the Knights of Labor, has 80
members, and more are expected to join at
tbe next meeting. Link's Hall, on Chest
nut street, has been secured as a permanent
place of meeting. Herman Benke, one of
the leading spirits in the new union, said
last night : , .
"We are tired of the K. of ., and its
treatment of the tanners. The K. of L. ex
pects us to help them when they have a
strike on hand, but they will not help us.
They deserted ns in our last strike and
would do so again. This is our reason for
organizing an independent union. We do
not expect to strike just at present, but
when we do, we da not wish to be handi
capped in our efforts by outsiders. Onr or
ganization is at present incomplete, but it
will be entirely completed on Thursday
next, when the constitution and by-laws
will be submitted by the committee ap
pointed to draft them. We will also elect
permanent officers at that meeting."
"How do the bosses like the movement?"
asked the reporter.
"They do not like it all," replied Mr.
Benke. "J. O. Lappe Ss Sons, for whom I
have been working, discharged me Satur
day evening because I would not promise to
have nothing to do with the proposed union.
And William Flaccus & Son have posted
cards in their works giving notice that no
union men will be retained in their em
ploy." "Will your discharge cause a strike?"
"I do not know. I believe that it hastened
the organization. However, I expect to get
work soon. There are other tanneries in
town than those of Lappe and Flaccus. These
two are the only ones that have taken a de
cided stand against the union."
The Employes May Strike for tbe Superin
tendent's Removal.
The discontent among the employes of the
Citizens' Traction Company, which has
been simmering for some time past, is said
to be rapidly approaching a boiling point.
The trouble, it is claimed, is due to the
change in the management, and dates from
the time that Superintendent Bngg took
hold of the active management vice Mr.
Murray Verner
A number of tbe men seen last night drew
some contrasts between the conditions of
affairs which existed under the regime of
the latter gentleman and the manner in
which the business of the road was con
ducted at present, and which were rather
unfavorable to the gentleman who, at pres
ent, actively represents the company,
When Mr. Bugg began to operate the
cable road in Boston- the men under his
direction were well organized, had the sup
port of a strong union and were contented,
but that in a very short time affairs took a
different aspect " They were frequently at
loggerheads with the company, and that
finally Mr. Bugg succeeded in breaking up
the union and introdncing scab labor.
They think that a similar state of affairs
may result here.
The employes of the Citizens' Traction
Company are beginning to regard, them
selves as having strong grounds for com
plaint against the present superintendent.
and it was more than hinted last night that
unless things ran along more smoothly in
the future, they would move for his re
moval by going on strike. One of their
chief grounds for complaint is the number
of discharges which they say have occurred
of late, and which the men claim were arbi
trary. Some of the conductors laid off have
been reinstated, but others have conceived
themselves to be so aggrieved as to refuse to
again work for the road. One instance was
related of a conductor who was dismissed
for indulging in a drink while wearing the
uniform of the company, though he was at
the time off duty.
Some of the directors seen expressed them
selves as fully satisfied with the manner in
which Mr. Bngg was conducting the affairs
of the company. An effort was made to see
the superintendent in his own defense, but
he could not be found.
The 75 Moldera of the Rosedale Foundry
to Resume Work.
An intimation was received at molders'
headquarters last night to the tfiect that the
Bosedale Foundry Company, Washington
and Preble avenue, Allegheny, had con
sented to its men returning at the increased
rate of wages. The firm employs 75 men,
and is one of he largest in the city in the
foundry line.
Some employers will probably regret not
having yielded sooner, as they may not be
able to obtain molders or, at any rate,
skilled men when they need them. Sev
eral founders have already found it neces
sary to advertise for molders, and as about
30 or 40 men have found ready employment
in other cities, firms may be unable to fill
their requirements when they decide to open
np once more for business. Work in the
foundry business Is reported as brisk in the
principal cities, and there is an acknowl
edged scarcity of molders at the nresent
time. About 100 men are unemployed a
number insufficient to fill the shops still on
strike to their capacity of a month ago.
Henry Carrlgan Reals Ills Wife far Tak
ing Bis Money.
Henry Carrigan, about 45 years old, who
resides near the Colfax school honse, in the
Twenty-second ward, was arrested yesterday
afternoon, and lodged in the lockup at
Hacelwood by Officers Madigan and Smith,
on a charge of felonious cutting. Mrs. Car
rigan makes the information. She alleges
that her husband drinks a great deal and
when he is not drinking he works in tho
Keystone mill. Yesterday, she alleges, her
husband came home drunk. As she
needed money to buy food for her
self and three small children, she
went to his pants and took out 82.50. The
husband, upon discovering this, assaulted
her, using a knife. Mrs. Carrigan screamed,
and a man named Henry Beitzel, who lives
close by, ran to her assistance, and rescued
her from her brutal husband, who at the
time had her down in a closet, and was as
saulting her with the knife. Mrs. Carrigan
received an ugly gash back of the ear, and
was badly bruised from blows. The police
report the case to be oneof extreme sadness.
All the furniture in the house was broken
up by the drunken husDand, and the wife
and little ones were left without a bite to
eat Agent Dean will be asked to investi
gate the case. Meanwhile, Mrs. Carrigan
and her children are being cared for by
charitable ladies.
A Sister Uses n Hatchet on a Qaarrelsorao
Brother to Good Effect.
A bontS o'clock last evening an affair took
place on West Carson street, Southside,
which might have resulted iatallyto John
O'Brien. Shortly before that time O'Brien,
who is said to have been under the in
fluence of liquor, began a quarrel with his
mother. Mrs. O'Brien is over 50 years of
age and has been ill for some time. Her son
abused her, it is alleged, by choking her
and throwing her on a bed, when Annie,
his sister, interfered. O'Brien then tnrned
on bis sister and knocked her down. She
retaliated by getting a hatchet and planting
it in her brother's thigh. A desperate
struggle followed between the two.
While the fight between brother and
sister was in progress a boy attracted the at
tention of Officer O'Donnel, who arrived
just as the sister was about to make a second
assault on ner orotner. xne oncer locsea
both of them up in the Thirtdetb. ward tt
Jtioa house.
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Engineer Moody, of Erie, Defeids His
Plan for a Water Supply.
He Thinks the federal Engineer Bid Not
Understand Him.
Mr. G. Lyman Moody, the Erie engineer,
who proposed a plan lor securing a water
supply for the ship canal to Lake Erie, to
the commission when it metrecenty in Pitts
burg, is not satisfied with the criticism of
hisjscheme made by Colonel W. C. Merrill,
the Government river engineer for this dis
trict In an interview vesterdzv Mr. Moodv
states that he believes Colonel Merrill was
either misinformed or misquoted, and
that be evidently did not understand
the plans in detail. In justice to Colonel
Merrill, it may be stated that he happened
to be in The Dispatch office on the day the
commission met here, and a description of
Mr. Moody's ideas was read to him.
The reporter had not proceeded very far
when the Colonel threw up his hands, say
ing it wasn't necessary to read further, and
declaring the scheme 'was nonsensical, and
he afterward made the statements as quoted.
In hw reply to. Colonel Merrill, Mr. Moody
'"I think Colonel Merrill must have been
misinformed and not correctly quoted, for I
have never advocated drawing any water
from Chautauqua Lake. There is very lit
tle overflow at its outlet at any time, and
none in the driest times. Its watershed is
exceedingly limited, while the Chautauqua
basin, including all of the sources of the
affluents of the Allegheny, reaches from
Dayton on the north to Sane on the sontb,
and from east of Coudersport to Corry on
the west, having an area of 3,200 square
miles, mostly well wooded, with a precipi
tation of about ten inches each season. All
of this drainage passes through the only gap
in its rim, at Thompson's, in the Allegheny
river bed, which is here many feet above the
summit of the old canal from Erie to Bea
ver. Hence, I have no hesitation in saying
that as long as water runs it can be con
ducted to the summit of the proposed ship
canal, which may, perhaps, be fixed at a
lower level than that of the old canal.
"This plan is theresultof inquiry to deter
mine the possibility of a permanent water
supply. To reach the source in the river
bed, I show that the drainage of the Con
neant and Oil Creek basins are also avail
able, and, finally, that enough of the drain
age of 4,000-Equare miles may be had at the
summit to float any vessel which can be
built to navigate the lakes. The question
of building this conduit is merely a matter
of excavation, involving no difficult prob
lems in engineering; no water rights will be
interfered with, only the least valuable land
in the State is to be acquired for right of
way, and all along this is the best of build
ing stone for locks.
"Further, no long or costly experiments
are necessary to determine the flow of water
in canals or conduits. The velocity of the
stream, its sectional area, and consequently
its capacity to deliver the requisite amount
of water at the summit, is a yaj simple
matter of substitution in formula; long since
determined with the greatest exactness by
distinguished, engineers, and the flow of the
river, be it fast or slow, has nothing what
ever to do with the uniform motion of the
water in the feeder."
Temperance Meeting Yesterday.
A W. C. T. IT. Bjeeting was held at the
corner of Bearer and Washington avenues,
Allegheny, yesterday afternoon. Addresses
were made by Mr. Corfield, and Mr.. Walker,
of England. T. P. Hershberger, L. S. Jack
and L. Mooney addressed a meeting nnder
the auspices of tbe Sons of Temperance at 68,
Ohio street, Allegheny, lastpight
Bis Arm Blown OtC
A man named Miller was brought to the
St Francis Hospital yesterday from Glen
shaw, having had his arm very nearly
blown off at that place Saturday night It
could not be ascertained in what manner
Miller suffered his injury.
How an Attempt to Commit the BarAsse
, elation to Johnston Failed.
All last week the friends of K. H. Johns
ton were at work: in an attempt to induce
the Bar Association, at its meeting on Satur
day, to indorse Johnston, the Democratic
candidate for District Attorney. All the
members of the association were visited.
The result of the canvass was to convince the
Johnston men that the lawyers are not for
Johnston, but for Bowand, for District At
torney. Better evidence of Bowand's fitness,
could not be presented.
Via Washington.
Tbe B. & O. E. K. will sell excursion
tickets to Baltimore, good to stop at Wash
ington, D. C, at -rate of 3 for the round
trip, from Nor. 7 to 12 inclusive, good to
return until the 16th. on account of the
Catholic Congress. 'Trains leave Pittsburg
at 8 A. ar. and 920 p. at.
B. fcB.
Bear of dress goods rooms. 100 pieces
ladies' cloth (double Idih 36-incb), at
25c choice mixtures. Wtcent goods at half
price 25c. Are easy to sell.
B0003 Ss BtOTL.
Opera Glasses.
Quite a variety of pearl, gilt and oxydized,
at Henry Terheyden's Jewelry House, 530
Smithfieid st inrr
Don't let whiskv get the best of you, bnt
get tbe best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 50 per fall quart For sale
everywhere. Ask for it arwir
Nnturnl Gas Bills Reduced 75 Fer Ceot.
CKeete Gas Appliance Co., 34TifthaT.
Royal Worcester
Vases, jars, pitchers; beautiful goodsr a
fresh Invoice. HunbtTerhetdeit,
mwf 530 Smithfieid at
Avoid shrinking your flannels, and keep
them soft by using Walker's wax soap.
A glass of P. & V.'s Iron City- beer at
night insures quiet sleep.
Front bad sewerage or undralned
swamps, deranges the liver and un
dermines the system, creates blood
, diseases and eruptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually be
cured by tbe use of the genuine
Dr.O.McLane's celebrated
- Liver Pills.
. Frlee, 38c Sold by all draipata, wd pre
pared only by Fleadsg BretbaN, Pitm
barg. Pa. Get the 4eafei cawsarsaltf .,.
are made In St Look.
glsrwJm tjj
Th Clels Xxerckw t&WtTmv3fl
Church Anniversary-Rev. BHJM Wot,
Praise the Farmer Pastor. lB
The three divs'eetnivratiim of the tkirtiethr
anniversary or the First PlymouttiCongTe
gationsl Chnrch, in Allegheny, elosejJ lart
night in a blaze of glory. In tteBorning
there was reunlar unlm rrUh mmmunion.
In the afternoon, instead of the regulir!Sab--bath
school a sort or an experieneeMe'eting
a i"a,a wBich lnr addressesTwwe
made by- former Sabbath school teachers.
Among them were ex-Superintendent Grey,
1J0??ES'-JJr- er. Mrs- B!
read a l-5?,Ur Hi,b' ttS, pai
JSS'" 1868 to 187- Th &M
?u M n?PPterms t Ms connection wiffiLs
o ,.u "EeT.B. M. George. oftthoS
Southside Congregational Church, wilF
StSS ? Pa,tor nl congregation:
re. m1 !heJ' ha doue-well'iff the ptst,
but could do better in the future. J
Bev. HIUs, the pastor, made thetelosins;
address. He did not praise theVfbrmer
pastor, and said: "Your history has.bee a.
strange one. Your former pastor was igreat
man, but he was your evil "cenius-fiYosifc
mortgaged your church for him; he IedlroS?
just as he-wanted you to go.' Hrdidatf?
preach the Gospel. He launched joaSintc
debt and left you, and the church wentwithf
l.m:. , ETTtiing but the downright'
Christian characters he found whetfhe camel
here, and that he could not take. GodE has?
taught yon a lesson. Never let the magnet
ism of the public orator take hold of.'vbu
again. Mr. Moore went from here, to jCii
einnati, and tried the same thing- Then hoi .
went on the stage, and was a failure." ' rA
Rv. .1 XT D i ... .-
i't:' -"arue" maoetne eiosingt
ri ? "";" wa an. earnest appeal.Jfoi,
blessings on the pastor and congregation!!
A Permanent Organization of the KewL
Society to b Made. -s7-.
The G rover Cleveland Democratic Society,
of Latfrenceville, will meet to-night' to
form a permanent organization. Tbe rule
pertaining to charter membership will''
likely be repealed to admit many persons
desirous of joining the society. Colonel Ji
W. Echols signified his intention of being
present to deliver a speech. jg
About Silks, "a Dress Goods' jOTgafy'
Bulgarian Scarfs. fiffslfri '
PrrTSBUBO. Monday.Novemoel.,
When you think of the origlnat color. -of
the 811k and then sea tbe myrlaasotr
colors shown: In our great Bilk stock you
wonder how it can be made to'taieso
many shades; Such delicate shades, so
soft and mellow, to tbe strong; positive
colon, front Green, down, from. Red, -down,
from BlUe down, from Brown.
down, ettv etc. Every popular weave
of the best shades are In all, but everi?
line has a number of shades exclusively f-i
IBS own.
Colors, colors, colors; Bach a place,', 's
iu. UJ9 uuuio sou. to reyci. xne
plains and the combinations xrn"s.
feast to the eye. "
But buyers want quality. It's the '
quality or our Silks that brings to as
the great body of payers fait
cities and vicinity; Wa havet
thoroughly the world's makesj
Silks,- We and our custo-me-
Plenty of time was give toji
here now.
What's the dlffenraea T-rhtT
Gulnets. Bonnets, or whanot'''W,a
way have these, and we may' not? A
What we want is to impress yoa'-
with the Idea that ,,' -fii
Otrs ows jfAKS is, practtaangA
stamped on every yard toe sell.-
Isn't our name sufficientr ton i-aew
more about us than you do about aav
fancy named Bilk maker. You dags
hold of an Inferior silk of the best
brand. But we ara not tho ones to illl
it to yon. TbeSUKweBeUyoij-oCwsaS
ever name, is Just what we r ep reseat it
to be, and jast what you pay fasti
Whether you biryColedSiIks;whetla
you buy Blacks, yon bava the assuranoa
of baying; real quality and not,t
The public, as rule, kaefn too maays
names of makes. Better buy what' is i
offered yon. by reliable de-Jars sad let '
names go. A dealer who woaldraSter
always sen an article on tie mariss'of ija. '
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another name than his owa doas Bat SmrM
rue public connaenee. Krmn.sirirM.iS mV
Stop a moment by those
Surahs. A stack ot
-SSfflF' i
shades aad colors and cotaNlandT '-''.
shades 50c and 6Se a yd some'oF'
them. Full 2i-lnch Sarahs TSctto
11 10 a yard. 1
And a. moment ta the shades of.'
Gros Grams,,asd as to. prices. 50b,
63c, 75c, ?6c and a yard on goods
fully worth telr priced or more. -
A wider range of Faille Fraai-'
v t
caijse, facto S2 a yard. -
Rich Satin Bhadames, 75s to 31!
Beautiful Peas de Bole, SI, fl 253
and tl 50. '
Arranre Royales, many beautif
weaves, excellent goods, for beanty."
and for quality, all the way from t
to 16 a yard. -
Crepe d Cheaes and every others
Of Evening Sillri'n K-rnrv shu!.
As to novelties, there's really no eacfl
..J ,
From a couple of 'dollars a yard to thai
moat saperb goods, in a number; of I
magnificent styles at 175 a yard tM
patterns so elaborate that the goodfl
bad to be made of extra width.
HererAn"dV-rorthe Dress Geoajsl
worth columns of talk.
Forty () inch
Beventy-Sve (75) cents' a yard. In abontl
-30 elegant shades, aad goods good ralaaj
attl2fiyard. "" 3d
Those Balearian Scarfs are not soldjfatj
their beauty. It's their oddity. Tboa-l
sands upon thousands were sold 1MB
New York. Onrlotoisoowasa
AsjMHMriitfr0nrid ftn .M
' Saturdar- Prices, $1, 1
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