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THE PCTTSBTJBG- DISPATCH; SATURDAY, NaVEMBSR &, 1889.
BYWAYS OF EUBOPE.
The Kovel and Disagreeable Features
of Continental Trayel.
GREAT ROOM 'FOR IHPROVEMENT
In the Eailway Accommodations Afforded
the General Public
BEAUTIES OP THE BATAEIAN BEEE
ICORBESrOXDEICE OF THE DISFATCH.1
STaxtes, Fbaitce, October 24. I hare a
habit, at home or abroad, of trying to look
at life through its back doors and windows,
from the under and rougher side, as it were;
and eo here on the continent, in the little
time I hare had this autumn, and in the
more leisurely wanderings I have had here
in other years, I hare passed the most time
with the "lower classes," as they are called;
at public fountains, wnere the backbreaking
loads of water are drawn, among the men
and maid servants in the little courts of
great and small hotels, with, the porters
about railway stations, with those who labor
in most menial duties upon the street, at the
sunny side of market places where you will
see the real peasantry of countries and can
find what it can accomplish and what is its
utmost ambition, and I think the honest
thing to be said is that on the whole there is
general contentment. It is hard for us to
understand this, because it is inconceivable
to us how we could be thus contented.
When you get close to the European
peasant you will find that it is equally as
difficult for him to conceive of any other
condition than that in which he exists. This
is why, also, that republics obtain so slowly
here. To be sure the people are church and
throne-ridden, that lsj from our standpoint
they are; but they were born into
it fashioned ont of it, and have
eo assimilated of it that they know
no other life, desire no other life, and,
perhaps, as some social scientists assert,
compelling them io acquire the intellectu
y ality requisite, would be something like an
act of cruelty. Ihey are simple, childish
people, content in their severe labor; satis-
ned witn their, to us, niggardly recompense;
happv in the few holidajs the year brings
about; patient under the tithing of either
King or church; proud that the one protects
and the other shrives, and quite radiant, at
the end, to lay aside the working clothes of
the sodden days behind, for the promised
finery of the eternal holiday beyond.
SOME ETTEBESTIXG FEATUBES.
Continental railway travel has some truly
interesting features. They have the same
idiotic little carriages as in JBnglaod, com
prising from four to six compartments, each
holding eight people in the first and second,
and ten persons in the third-class compart
ments. In Bavaria there are fourth-class
cars or carriages. These are principally used
in time of war lor the transportation of
troop, and are plainly marked: "Tocontain
ten horses or 3G men." Sare in Trance the
service, such as it is, is everywhere equal, if
not superior, to that in England. One has
to personally see his baggage in the luggage
van, and not only give trinkgelt or a pour
boire, to have it labeled, but also to have it
put aboard. The guard is the monarch of
the train. While he cannot take money for
fare, whether or no, with unblushing cool
ness he would take a bribe from anybody for
anything; and even officers of the road think
it quite the proper thing to pay tribute to the
guard should they wish to occupy an entire
So far does this guard-bribing go that a
train of 13 first and second class carriages
moved out of Berlin last week containing C7
people when there were accommodations for
450 people, and over 100 people were left at
the station who desired to take this particu
lar tram. The guards had sold the exclu
sive use of nearly every compartment on
this train to individual passengers. In con
nection with this universal nuisance I have
heard it seriously stated that the real reason
why the introduction of the American
sleeping cars upon continental railway lines
is so slowly enected is the opposition of
these very guards, who thus lose a great
portion of their revenue.
If you have to travel all night, by slipping
a five mark piece (about SI 25) orTery much
less, into the hand of the guard, you will
Eecurean entire compartment, or, at least
one side of one, where you can stretch at
full length, whaterer maybe the discomforts
of other passencers, too poor or too ignorant
to employ the same system. A berth in the
dirty little continental Isleeping cars that
have crept into the service, and which con
tain about four compartments of tour berths
each, cost three times as much, and is not
half as comfortable, as these sleepers have no
accommodations whatever the conductor,
usually a vile fellow, who continually in
sists upon your purchasing his bad wines.
refusing to blacken your boots, brush you.or.
ao up your oertn in tne morning, although
he is conductor and porter in one.
A TEIFLE UNCEETACT.
The first grand scramble at stations over.
one inquires hastily of one of the myriad of
uuiiwjiucu uuiwdia nun auuj; u, ViiW, will OU
had. If he says 15 minutes, for he is quite
likely to, as no one knows anything about
it, the train pulls out in 3. If he tells you
H, it is more likelv to be half an hour. If
you are assured by the great horned spoon
that you are to have halt an hour at such
and such a station for a meal, and you get
seated at the table, your money taken for
that is the first thine you have possibly
got a gulp stored away when a uniformed
lunatic rushes in with the hysterical an
nouncement that your train is just pulling
out. Back somersaults are turned, the
wrong compartment is found, you are
locked in, and directly you will witness
nearly every one of this train load quietlv
retracing his steps to the dining room.
Again, you will see a tempting lunch
spread in a little stall not ten feet from your
nose and the carriage window. You essay
to get out of your compartment, but are in
formed the train is just moving. You sink
back in jour seat in despair, and sit for an
agonized half hour looking at that tempting
lunch. It you show the slightest rebellion
and signal to the lunch maiden or lad to
draw nijh and administer unto you, that
uniformed Nemesis charges upon both of
you with absolute ferocity, and your com
panions frown you down. Again, you must
not stretch your less. The station agent in
uniform and cold enough for a field marshal
positively protests. The train is going in
stantly "im augenblick."
You revolt and, after a great row, or a
small bribe, you get upon your feet. Down
along the concrete comes something like a
prismatic cyclone. Fourteen uniformed
porters have got an old dame and her bag
gage, which could be taken in one hand, but
which is rattlingalong on three trucks, and
are rushing her like a Dakota hurricane to
ward the train; four porters clear the way
with awful words of warning; two more
open the carriage; she is hurled bag and
baggage into a compartment; several bells
are rung; one or two people (also uniformed)
blow small, shrill horns; and then the guard
and the 18 porters, the bell ringers and the
horn blowers, all taking snuff and all giving
Tent to innumerable "sot!" retire and drink
beer before your maddened eyes for a full
ten minutes. Then, maybe, "the train moves
The particularly demoniac thing about all
this is that everybody besides yourself seems
to be perfectly satisfied. The fact is that a
half, surely a whole, day's travel fags out
the average American, who is annoyed be
yond expression by what he does and doesn't
get at continental railway stations; and the
only comfortable way to get along is to rest
at some intermediate city or village at
night. I should not neglect to state that,
eo far as convenience of arrangement, clean
liness And general comfort, the European
railway station itself is immeasurably supe-rior-to
tbe old hovel of an aCair called a
depot in America. They are all models of
neatness, tidiness and comfort
Not unfrequently they are the prettiest
:en lor a hau dayis ride;,
.their i.bittof lawnT4bont
creeping plants; there are flowers in pots
and in plats always in view of the tired
passengers, and in every respect they are a
welcome oasis, at least to the sight in travel.
Through Germany many are supplied with
chimes of bells, not clanging harsh hells,
but voiceful, melodic hells that seem to say
as we move away:
Well good byl
Then jood by!
Friends good by!
I will confess that I am a graduate, and
with the highest honors, as a beer drinker.
I have got along without it for over ten
years, because that is the way I wished to
live, without endeavoring to force others
into my way of abstinence; and I also -confess
that I still remember its foaming pres
ence and hospitable cheer with something
akin to that tender reverence with which one
contemplates in reverie the roysterinjr,
unctuous side of the character of some dear
iriend long gone. And so when at a little
brown village half hid behind stacks of hop
poles, a brewer of Bavarian beer showed his
rosy old mug alongside the compartment, I
welcomed him with right good fellowship.
"We were nearly two hours together, and
we talked all that time abont Bavarian beer.
This brewer said, so help him, that it was all
nonsense about himself and his brother
brewers possessing any wonderful secret for
beer-brewjng, as many supposed. Indeed,
this notion had become such a fixed belief
that Bavarian brewers' hands had been able
to infamously impose upon brewers in other
countries who had expended enormous snms
in preparing special machinery and buying
"Bavarian beet secrets." Bavarian beer was
better than any other beer in the world, and
always would be, he said, for the simplest of
reasons. These chiefly were climate, water,
care. He was certain that the climatic con
ditions gave the finest hops for brewing in
the world; that these were not alone neces
sary he showed by citing the fact that
though Bavarian hops were exported largely,
still brewers using them abroad failed of de
sired results. The water, he thought, had
much to do with it. All Bavarian streams
are remarkable for their purity, and all of
those from which the water supply for brew
eries is drawn, have their source in and for
miles run through the chalk hills and
mountains of Bavaria. To these two facts and
the extraordinary care taken in brewing, he
attributed the perfection of Bavarian beer,
which always had been famous for fts per
fect color, quality and effects.
Although I was hastening to the sea
board, I could not resist a peep at dear,
delightful old Nuremberg. .Near it is
located the immense factory of the Faber
pencils; it is the greatest storehouse in the
world for Santa Clans, and the art studies
that everywhere abound in this most
picturesque citv of the continent, though
r artists never visit it, is worth a European
trip alone. Away back, almost in the
uncounted years, Nuremberg was a se3t of
learning, the home of art, the storehouse of
riches. So there is not only left to the artist
of to-day many quaint studies for his con
templation, but the entire old city is a suc
cession of such rare and marvelous pictures
in color and grouping and architecture
as any dozen other cities of tbe continent do
not possess. The very air is full of art
"Why, all the cities of the Orient have not
rarer Byzantine studies than Nuremberg;
all Greece never showed finer Dorics, Ionics
or Corinthians, in orders; and all styles of
architecture which were ever known seem to
be, in Nuremberg, not only wrought to per
iection in themselves, but developed into
composites of wonderful beauty and loveli
ness. So it is, I suppose, that throughout
all Europe when a bit of architectural
beauty in design is seen which cannot at
once be properly classified, it is straightway
A TVAXLED CITT.
But a stone's throw from the station you
pass into the city proper underneath a
mighty gate; for Nuremberg, you must
know, is the only city in Europe still pre
serving her ancient walls, perhaps the most
stupendous now extant, surmounted with
great towers at frequent intervals, and hav
ing yet a dry moat 100 feet in width and BO
feet in depth; and directly you are along
side the Lorenzo Cathedral, which possesses
a wonderful rose window and portal, and
the equally wonderful ciborium or mon
strance, by "Adam Krafft; while in art and
literature the names of Durer, Wolgemut,
Krafft, Yischer, Kulmbach and Hans Sachs
bestow upon Nuremberg great honor. Just
beyond is the splendid bronze fountain
representing the virtues (Tugend brumen)by
Peter Vischer, who to German fame was the
most noted worker in bronze that ever lived.
Other famous pieces by Vischer which I saw
here were the Gansemauchen, the Dudel
sackpfe'fer, and tbe Schone Brnmen, a mar
velous Gothic bronze fountain sustaining 22
Great books glowing with interest could
be written about Nuremberg. As the even
ing was cominc on, I passed a few moments
away up, up, up in the mighty tower among
the relics or the German Inquisition, Vhich
began and ended here; and took a peep into
the wonderful well, 300 feet deep, from the
bottom of which extends a subterranean
passage to tbe center of the city; paused
under the lime tree, planted by Empress
Cunigunde 800 years ago, and returned
through the quaintest antf crookedest streets
eyes ever beheld, to my hotel, from which I
sallied at an early hour the next morning
and I can never forget the saffron and golden
glor'es of that sunrise upon the weird, quaint
gables, minarets and domes of old Nurem
berg for the train which, 21 hours later,
brought me through the queen city of all
cities of pleasures, gay, beautiful and en
chanting Paris, and thence through that
other "paradise of France," the transcend
ently beautiful valley of the Loire to the
quaint old city of Nantes by the sea.
EOGAB Ii. WAKESIAIT.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
A New Fast Train via tbe P., C. it St. I Ry.
and a Great Improvement in Ibc'Saburbon
Accommodations of iho P., Ft. W. & City.
Under the schedule in effect Sunday, No
vember 10, a new train, No. 21, running from
New York, will leave Pittsburg Union sta
tion, via the Panhandle route, central time,
at 1:15 a. si., arrive at Columbus 7:25 A. si.,
Cincinnati 11:15 a. si., Indianapolis 12:50
P. Si., St. Louis 7:40 P.M., and Chicago 5.00
r. si., carrying Pullman vestibule cars to
Cincinnati," St. Louis andVChicago, and a
Pullman riming car from Columbus to St.
Louis. The limited express for Cincinnati
will leave at 9:00 P. si., instead of 8:00 P. a.,
but the express trains leaving Pittsburg at
7:30 A. sl, 12:05 P. si. and 11:15 P. Si. will
run as heretofore. There are a few slight
changes in the suburban schedules of the
P., C. & St. L. By., which will be indicated
in the corrected time card, which will appear
in Monday's issue of this paper.
Five new accommodation trains will be
placed in service on the P., Ft W. & G.
By. in each direction between Allegheny
and Leetsdale, and there will be Sunday aft
ernoon trains stopping at all stations in each
direction between Allegheny and Beaver
Falls. The vast improvement in the Ft.
"Wayne suburban service, caused by the ad
dition of these new and the rearrangement
of the old trains, will be indicated in the
corrected time tables, which will appear in
Monday's issue of this paper, and they are
specified in detail in the commutation leaf
lets issued by the company, a copv of which
will be given to each passenger on the sub
urban trains of this afternoon and evening,
beginning with the train leaving Pittsburg
at 330 P. SL, Central time.
The Pennsylvania limited willlearve Pitts
burg at a45 p. si., instead of 7:15 P. sl,
and a train will arrive at Pittsburg irom Al
liance at 5:55 p. n. Other than these there
will be no changes in tbe Pennsylvania
Company's through trains.
New Wall Paper.
Our new line of wall papers, now opening,
embraces all tbe best things of all the lead
ing American factories.
Cbusieiite, Baits & Bassett.
"What drink is the most healthful and re
freshing? F. & V.'s Pittsburg beer. All
are capturerAand. broken is told by
Entertainingly Discussed by laymen
and Pastors in a Quiz,
AMENDING CONFESSION FAITH
Ib Set Forth asaPrerog-atiTeof A'drancing
CHURCH KEWS AND BOTES OF THE DAI
There was a large attendance at the
"Quiz" meeting of the Presbyterian Minis
terial Association on Monday morning.
These meetings are growing in interest, as
many of the questions asked concern mat
ters that are constantly being brought to
notice in church work, .
J. H. Baldwin, Esq., although last on the
list of questions, spoke first, as heiad other
engagements. He presented, in terse but
forcible language, the legal view as tooths
revision of the Confession of Faith, saying
that much interest is felt in regard to the
question; not only abroad one, but all im
portant. The two Assemblies united on the
basis of three articles in 1869, giving them
all the legal and corporate rights of the
Assembly of 1838, in which the Confession
of Faith was to be sincerely received,
adopted and continued as the policy of the
church. This was ratified by the two Assem
blies in Pittsburg in 1869, thns giving them pre
cisely the same powers as before. Is there any
thing in this to prohibit revision? The ripht to
chance is certainly a most valuable one. Prior
to 1869 tbe right certainly existed. As far an the
surroundings are concerned, tbere is nothing
to limit In the common standard tberiehtto
amend the confession is very clear. No dis
satisfied mmoritv can lay any legal claim to
property If tbe chance be made according to
tbe spirit of the standard. The civil courts
wpnld take no jurisdiction, because it is an
ecclesiastical question, and courts are very
chary of interfering in such matter. The
right to make a change then is certainly in
herent To strike out any of tho doctrines,
such as for instance that of election or per
serverance of the saints would be an entirely
different matter ana would present an entirely
different phase, but to Tevise as proposed,
wonld not give the minoritr any legal claims
to tbe property now neia oy tne uenerai As
sembly. In answer to the third question Rev, S.J.
Fisher said: "Three parties are to be con
sidered: ordination does not give a man un
limited anthority: the former pastor may have
been brought into special relationship;
most fitting often that ha shonld be
called in to bury the dead. Tbe unwritten
law is that thebnae shall choose the one to per
form the marriage 'ceremonv, and who more
fitting than the one a'ao had been her pastor T
How far tbe present pastor should bo recog
nized at sucb times is a matter of courtesy be
tween the three parties, the family, the former
pastor and the present But the former pastor
is doing notblngnnmimsterial when he consents
to officiate at these services.
Br. Holland thought that there conld be none
better fitted to nominate officers than tbe ses
sion; there is a manifest propriety in their
choosinc who shall sit with them in council.
This idea did not meet with favor from several
Rev. J. M. Duff, thought there are terrors
enough to tbe candidate for licensure, without
adding to them the "shorter catechism."
Every minister undoubtedly would find it a
help, but tbere are practical objections to its
being compulsory. The power to think is essen
tial, to memorize is not: the candidate's power
to reason should be tried: the time conld be bet
ter employed in the meeting of Presbytery.
Rer. L N. Hays, D. D., said the greater In
claded the less; what a teaching eider may do,
a ruling elder snrely roav; a lay committee has
no right to baptize, administer the sacraments,
or to organize achurcb; but a comittee of Pres
bytery appointed to do this work would have
the right to administer the sacraments.
For only; Lord, from Thee
Can come the light by whlct these eye9
The work of troth can see.
"O Bend me light to do Thy work.
Store Hsrnt, more wladoln five
Then shall 1 wort Thy work Indeed
W hile on Thine earth I live.
The work Is Thine, not mine, OLord,
It Is Thy race we rnn;
Give Hunt and then shall all I do
Be well and truly done. ' '
t, Chnrch Notp.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday. 28th Inst.
New York Presbytery 67 to 15 for revision.
. "Bob" Burdette will soon be ordained as
a Baptist minister.
The M. K. Church at Smith's Ferry will be
Fifteen were recently added to the Presby
terian Chnrch, Evans City.
The National Sabbath Association will meet
in this city December 3 and 1
A bazaar was held yesterday in aid of, the
Swissvale Presbyterian Church.
Clearfield Presbyterians are being helped
In their singing by a new pipe organ.
The new postmaster in Philadelphia, John
Fields, is a Methodist local preacher.
Thirty-ninth Street Presbyterian Church
held a pound social Tuesday evening.
Buena Vista Church (United Presbyter
ian) added 16 to its membership last Sunday.
THERt Rev. Cortlandt "Whitehead visiied
Clearfield yesterday for confirmation services.
Ben Hogan, the converted "prize- ghter,"
is holding revival meetings in Wheeling, W.
Bishop "Warden has made arrangements,
for the erection of a M. E. Church in Monte
video. The Baptist Ministers' Conference on Mon
day next will listen to reports from the
The Christian Endeavor Society of Sandusky
Street Baptist Church gave an oyster supper
The German Evangelical Church, Allegheny,
has called the Rev. Mr. Bahr, of Wheeling, to
be its pastor. . v
Thp Society of Mercy in connection with
Trinity Church held a fair in Cyclorama Hall
Rev. W. T. Kruse has removed from
Wayne to be pastor of the Presbyterian Church
at Elwyn, Pa.
Pittsburg Church Union will hold a meeU
ing in tbe Smithfleld M. E. Church on Tuesday
next at 7.30 P. M.
A Methodist in Kansas City, Mo.v offers
S25.000 and the ground for tho proposed mis
sionary training school.
Rev. F. C, Klein lectured on Thursday and
Friday nights in tbe M. P. Church, Fifth ave
nue, on "Scenes in Japan."
Fifteen thousand of Bishop Thoburn's
sermonettes are printed weekly In Urdu ana
tne same number in Hindi.
The Butler Street M. E. Chnrch Ladies' Aid
Society gave an entertainment on Thursday
evening for the organ fund.
Rev. J. H. Marshall, who died recently,
had been pastor ot the Concord and North But
ler churches nearly 25 years.
Rev. C. E. Locke delivered the address at
tbe first anniversary of the Ladies' Aid Society
of the Bingham Street M. E. Church.
The most important thing attracting the
minds of the R. C. Church at present is the
congress which opens at Baltimore to-morrow.
Episcopal services will be held at the
Eleventh U. P. Chnrch, West End. to-morrow
at 3.30 P. M., when Rev. Mr. Brown will preach.
Rev. N. Donaldson will address the Pres
byterian Ministerial Association Monday morn
ing on "Helping One Another in Special Ser
vices." Rev. John H. Prugh. pastor of Grace Re
formed Church, goes East on Monday to attend
the annual meeting of the Board of Home Mis
sions. The Butler Presbytery has prepared a list of
appointments for special evangelistic services
to be held in tbe varluus churches during the J
The Civil Service Reform Association has
-sent an appeal to the ministry asking that they
speak on tbe question of civil service reform on
The new pastor of Grace English Lutheran
Church, corner Seventh and Carson streets,
Southside, Rev. Dr. Holioway, will preach to
morrow at 10.30 A. H.
Me. W. W. Gr.iEK, Hulton, Pa presented a
buggy to Dr. Sophie K. Johnson, also one to
Rev. T. F. Cmmnligs, ior use in their mis
sionary work in India.
Mr$eeby, the actor, was j, Invited jrecently,.
io Bpeajt. W4 tut? uieektec i mv .cuhubuvuuiuu,
congress.: .no arguea vo piajs.are
URCBSUV 7T- OTCX
and Friday evenings by tho Second Congrega
tional Church, Allegheny, consisting of tab
leaux of Hindoo life.
Rev. J. E. Bold has commenced his work as
rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church,
Johnstown. Tbe temporary chapel lias been
completed and Is In use.
A mass convention for the discussion o( the
principles of civil government will be held in
the First Presbyterian church. Zanesyilie, O,,
on the 19th and 20th inst.
The International Sunday Scbpol Associa
tion will meet in this city next year, it having
been so voted at a meeting of delegates from
the schools in Allegheny county.
Rev. James A. Murray, of Carlisle, Pa.,
has given $3,000 to the Western Theological
Seminary, the results oi savings of years. He
Is now laid by from active work.
The Ladies' Aid Society of tbe First Con
gregational Church, Allegheny, at their meet
ing yesterday, decided to give their annual
NewEngland dinner December 13.
The dinners given by the ladies of Grace Re
formed Church this week were a decided suc
cess, nearly 1000 enjoying them, and 1500 will
be added to the church fund thereby.
In 1714 there wero 396.087 temples in Japan.
Now there are only alittlo over 50,000. The Gov
ernment hasrecently permitted the registration
for the first time of a Christian chapel.
"David's Grief for Absalom," being the sub
ject for the Sunday school study to-morrow,
will be explained by Rev. W. J. Reld, D. D., at
the noon meeting in the Y. M. C. A. rooms.
The Baptist churches of Western Pennsyl
vania will hold a conference at Sharon on Mon
day and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, to plan for
tbe promotion of the church in this part of the
The Brotherhood of Andrew and Phillip, of
Grace Reformed Church, have secured Rev,
G. Purves, D. D., to lecture tor them next
Tlursday evening. His subject will bo "Suc
cess." AT the cornerstone laying of the new Epis
copal Church at Braddock, there were present
besides the Episcopalian clergy a Methodist
minister, a Presbyterian, a Lutheran and a
The Woman's Home Missionary Society
of the M. E. Church at Jits meeting in
Indianapolis reported receipts of 877,501 31; dis
bursements, S67.600 47; total receipts since or
ganization, $404,997 OS.
The fifteenth anniversary ot the East End
branch of the Y. M. C. A will be held in the
East Liberty Presbyterian Churcn, on Sunday
evening, the 17th instant Rev. "Be Witt M.
Benbam will deliver the address.
Dr. Ephraql Cutter, a noted physician
says. Do not eat baked beans before going to
church. They will stay in the stomach and
their indigestion will do much toward spoiling
the enjoyment of the exercises there.
Homestead U. P. Church will be dedicated
to-morrow, Rev. W. J. Reia, D. D., will preach
in the morning; Rev. D. F. McGilI in the after
noon, ana xtev. j. 14. -n jacuoweii in. us even
ing. Rev. A R. Van Fossen is pastor.
The Sunday School Association of Allegheny
Presbytery, held an institute last week in the
SewicUey Chnrch. Papers were read by Rev.
D. V. Mays, Mr. S. Hamilton, Mr. S. Agnew,
Prof. H. T. McClelland and Rev. W.E.Donald
son. Zockler'S "Manual of Theological Scien
ces" credits the Greek Church with 93,000,000
adherents; tbe Roman Catholic, 210,000,000: the
Protestant, 150,000,000. The percentage of in
crease in the last century was: Catholic, 0.85;
Rev. W. F. Conner read a paper on
"Miracles" at the Methodist ministers' meet
ing on Monday morning. He endeavored to re
fute the teachings on this subject contained in
"Robert Elsmere." Next Monday Rev R. B.
Mansell will speak on "The Law of a Success
ful Christian Life."
The pastor and members of St Phillip's R.
C. Church, Crafton, were agreeably surprised
on Sunday last by a visit from singers in Alle
gheny, who rendered the mass excellently. Mis3
Lillie Rettrick was tbe soprano; Mr. Frank
Meldon, tenor; Mr. Edward Ghearing, bass,
with Mr. Paul A McG urn presiding at the or
gan. at tbe regular meeting of the Evangelical
Ministerial Association, on Monday afternoon,
the question of disbanding was discussed, the
attendance having fallen off. It was decided
to ask that the regular ministers' meetings be
omitted on the last Monday of the month and
all meet together. Rev. O. E; Felton. D. D.,
reaa a paper on "Pastoral Visitations."
Very interesting services were held in
Trinity Church on Wednesday in connection
with "A Quiet Day for Women." Bishop
Tattle, of Missouri, delivered four addresses.
The topics were "Repentance," "Faith,"
"Obedience," "Love." Bishop Whitehead,
Rov, Samuel Maxwell, rector of thq church;
Rev. J. Cameron, of the Southside Church,
and other ministers were present.
At the meeting of the Ministerial Associa
tion on Monday Rev. M. M.Patterson, in speak
ing ofpeople taking part In the prayer meeting.
said: There should
: xnere snouia D
a spirit oi sociability
and familiarity; the duty to
be impressed on all; experienced Christians
should teach others how to take part
Monday Rev. K. H. Hood will speak on "Can
Pure Gospel Literature be Made Attractive to
uniiorenr ii o, nowz"
During tbe 11 years' pastorate pf the Rev.
I. N. Hays, D. D., with tho Central Church, he
has preached about 1,000 sermons, besides de
livering almost innumerable addresses: has
received nearly GOO into the membership of the
church; and which U now larger than
ever before. The location of the edifice
hinders them from commanding the patronage
of the wealthier classes, so that it is harder to
provide properly for the finances.
Those who discourage religious work will
do well to ponder the words of the King of
Samoa, who, on receipt of presents from the
Government at Washington, sent them for
their kindness to the shipwrecked Germans
and Americans, wrote: "Wo return onr grate
ful thanks to the great American people.
When we assisted your sailors we considered
wc were only doing the duty ot human beings
toward our brothers. We have been taught
that the Savior came into tho world to savo
everybody, and we wero only following His
teachings in a small way." .
Rev. E, L. Curtis, professor in McCormick
Theological Seminary, having been criticised
for what he was supposed to have said, sends
To thn Editor of The Ulspatch;
Deak Bib The notice of mv recent sermon
in yonr columns misrepresents, my views. 1 be
lieve folly in the -special divine inspiration of the
r.oot of Job. and hold it to be an Integral part of
the word of God. 1 also regard Job as a historical
character and not the mere creation of poetic
fancy. Very truly yours,
Edward L. Curtis.
Chicago, November 2.
The idea is entertained by many that a min
ister's life is one of ease. To such we would
commend the perusal of tbe following figures,
of the work accomplished in one year by the
Rev. A Jackson, formerly pastor of tho South
side Presbyterian Church: During the year he
has been pastor in Gait Ontario, be has
preached 165 sermons, delivered 61 addresses,
conducted 24 f unerals, solemnized 9 marriages,
baptized 44 children and i adults, presided at
3o meetings in connection with his church,
mailed over 2,000 letters, spent 118 days in par
ish visiting, made 1,080 pastoral visits, con
ducted devotional exercises in 600 houses,
spent 22 days at Presbytery. Synod and General
Assembly, traveled over 12,000 miles, received
97 members into the church, ordained 8 new
elders, beside all the time necessary for prepa
ration for these public duties. To those who
talk of "ministerial laziness," "go thou and do
likewise" would be a very appropriate motto.
THE UiWYBITTEN LAW UPHELD.
A Case In Court Where the Statutes Them
selves Stood No Show.
New Yoke, November 8. By a recent
decision of the court of appeals, the un
written law has been upheld as against the
plain terms ot the statutes, and the
case is one that will not only become
historic, but is absolutely new in the. juris
prudence of this State. In brief, the de
cision is this: That a prospective
beneficiary under a will cannot acquire
the property bequeathed" to him, if
by a criminal, act he perfects his title to the
property described in the testament In
the case at hand the prospective beneficiary
secured control of property by willful mur
der, and, after due conviction, presumed to
set up his claim under the will of the vic
tim, as il he had been a law-abiding citizsn.
The history of the affair gives a peculiar
view of law, for the Supreme Court affirmed
that tbe mnrderer under tbe statute had an
absolute right to the property bequeathed
to him in the will, and the Court
of Appeals has reversed this de-,
cision, with the dissent of Judge Gray.
The wonld-be legatee, when 15 years old.
L poisoned his grandfather with strychnine,
IO prBVcub uia aberiug lue e..i!uug triu,
leaving him the estate worth some $7,000.
He was sent to the reformatory, but was
soon released for good conduct
tot a rsr. n
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GLASS MEN H COUET;
0'flara People Ask for an. Injunction
Against the Flint Union,
PEESIDENT SMITH 0JS THE STAND.
May Sullivan Testifies in the Bailey and
TpHAS FBEEBQBN SDES PIISBBBfl
A motion was filed before Judge Ewing
yesterday by T- C. Xazear, Esq., represent
ing the O'Hara Glass Company, asking for
an injunction to restrain the American
Flint Glass "Workers' Union, William J.
Smith, President, and "William J, Dillon,
Secretary, from farther carrying out an
order keeping their employes from work.
The plaintiffs allege that Messrs. Smith
and Dillon, who are respectively Pres
ident and Secretary, issued an order
two weeks ago compelling certain of
their employes to go out oa a strike. This
order was issued on complaint of Local
Union No. 4, which embraces the employes
of the O'Hara Glass "Works, as well as
other works. The plaintiffs further averred
.that they were unable to fill the strikers
places, and that they areata great loss, be
cause they cannot fill their orders. They
further claim that the order was a violation of
an agreement entered into between the asso
ciated manufacturers of flint class and the
American Flint Glass Workers' Union at their
joint meeting some time ago.
William H. "Dunn. John Arthur. Daniel
Welscher and Michael Gavin, employes ot the
O'Hara Glass Works, were called and testified
that they went out on a strike becanse of tbe
order issued Uy Messrs. Smith amLDiUon. Tbe
defense, which is represented by R. H. John
ston, C. C. Dickey and R. S. Martin, replied by
placing William Smith on tbe stand, lie testi
fied to being the President of the Flint Glass
Workers' Association, and that be issued the
order, after being instructed to do So by a vote
of the association. The cause of the strike
was that the O'Hara Glass Company had vio
lated the agreement entered into by the com
mittees representing the manufacturers and
workmen. They had placed boys todothefinisb
inp; for tbe "plugs" and "formers," and paid
only boys' wages, when the agreement especially
stipulated that only skilled workmen should be
so employed and paid journeyman wages, Mr.
Smith stated that tbe Flint Glass Workers'
Union was not an incorporated body, and an
order issued by himself orthe Secretary was
not binding unless it was ordered by a majority
of the union. It has always been the custom to
employ men to do tbe finishing for that depart
ment, and all other factories employ men, and
During tbe examination of Mr. Smith when
the statement was made that an agreement
regulating tbe work and wages of glassworkers
bad been entered into by both manufacturers
and workmen. Judge Ewing" remarked: "I
don't believe in any agreement between manu..
facturersand men that tends to restrict tha
work of a labor-saving machine; It tends to
raise the price and both, are guilty of con
spiracy to the public."
Secretary Dillon was next placed on the
stand and his testimony was tbe same as Mr.
Smith's, excepting the fact that the workers
had agreed to submit this question to arbitra
tion, but the manufacturers refused this. The
arguments in the case will be heard to-day.
SUPREME COURT CASES.
Tho Rlgbt to .Charge 10 Cents Extra on
Trains Argued Fro and Con.
In the Supreme Court, yesterday, an argu
ment was heard In the case of It B. D. Reese,
against tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
appealed by the company from Common Pleas
Ho. 2. Reese received a verdict for damages for
having been ejected from a train I or refusing
to pay 10 cents over the regular fare from East
liberty to Pittsburg, collected when a cash
fare is paid on the train.
The appeal of Reese Lindsay from. Common
Pleas No. 2 was argued. Tbe suit was a stated
case between Lindsay and Matilda G. MbCon
nell to determine the validity of Mrs. McCon
nell's title in fee simple to a piece of property
in tho Twentieth ward, wlUed to, her by her
mother, Mrs. Eveline Gross.
A similar suit, that of Lonisa M, Diiworth
against Esther Gusky, appealed from Common
Pleas No. 1, was -argued. The property in
question, which is in the Twenty-second ward,
was left to Mrs. Diiworth by her husband, and
she desired to 6ell it to Mrs. Gusky for J5fi,)0a,
the suit being brought to clear away any cloud
there might be to tbe title to the property.
An argument was heard in the case of G.
W. McNiel, administrator of Ross S. Beatty.
against the Supreme Commandery United
Order of the Golden Cross of the World, ap
pealed by the plaintiff from Common Pleas
No. 1. The suit was to recover the Insurance
on the life of Beatty, who was a member of
the order. His policy was mado payable to bis
wife, but he afterward changed it to be paid
to bis mother. Upon bis death his mother col
lected the money, but his administrator sued
to recover the amount from the company for
An argument was beard In tbe case of Henry
Warner, assignee of tho Penn Bank against the
Farmers' DeposltNatlonal 3ank, appealed by
the plaintiff from Common Pleas No. L The
suit was to recover a deposit of $23,218 9 of the
Penn Bank in the Farmers' Deposit National
Bank. The latter bank did not deny the deposit
but held as a set off against it an unpaid
cashier's check on the Penn Bank.
An argument was heard in tbe case of J. T.
Keil against the Chartiers Valley Gas Com
pany, appealed by the gas company from Com-,
mon Pleas No. L The suit was for damages
W ha' (Bet MM
It'sbetter easier quicker thansoapiorwashingclothes
and housecleaning; if that's not true, what becomes oi the.
many, many millions of packages sold annually? What
induces the hundreds of imitations ? Q'd it ever occur
to you as strange that almost every .imitation of Pearline
is given a name ending in INE ? A, "wolf in sheep's
clothing" trick; depend upon it, their tricks; don't stop
there. Peddlers and unscrupulous orraisinformed grocers
will tell you-this (an imitation) is, as "good as Peadine,"
"same as Pearline," etc., etc. It's false. there's nothing
likePearline nothing as good as Pearline. Why? that's
our secret but you will recognize and share, the benefits
ofthatsecretwhenyouusereamne. its. jamespyle, Few York.
HANDS UNINJURED. ,
CLOTHES PURE AND SWEET. ,
DISHES WASHED GtEAN.
TH3 GREAT WASHING POWDI.
wit TK3KJtBH -
for a right of way for a pipe line taken through
An argument was heard on tho appeal of
James Barton, Robert McGregor and A J. Mc
Gretror. executors of William W. McQxesor
from the decree of the Orphans' Court sustain
ing exceptions to tneirapcount in the partition
of real estate.
An argument was heard on the appeal of A.
H. Lauman and J. M. Nieman, executors of G.
E. Nieman, from the decree of tbe Orphans'
Court dismissing their petition appealing from
me assessment ui collateral inneritanca tax
on certain legacies left by G. E. Nieman.
The appeal f James G. Corcoran from Com
mon Pleas No. 2 in his suit against Chess, Cook
& Co. was argued. The suit was to recover a
balance alleged to be due on a contract foe
An argument was heard in the case of "Wm.
Blakeley against Hill Burgwin, trustee, and
others, appealed by Blakeley from Common
Pleas No. 1 The case was an appeal by Blake
ley from the order of Court, confirming the ac
count of Burgwin in the matter ot the partition
of the estate of W. H. Brown, Blakeley claim
ing counsel fees, etc
Arguments were heard on the appeal of the
McKeesport and Bellevemon Railroad Com
pany from Common Pleas No. 1, in the suits of
Andrew Lyle and wife. Otto Pfennmghaus
and the heirs of Charles Freeman against the
company. Tbe suits were for injunctions to
restrain tbe railroad company from construct
ing their line through the property of the
plaintiffs, talcing outbuildings, etc, belonging
Boyer' Majority Over Blgler in the County
Is 4,740 Totes.
Tbe Returning Board yesterday finished the
official count of the vote of last Tuesday. Tho
For State Treasurer Boyer,. 23,S07 Blgler,
18.767; J. E. Johnston, 99L fioyer over Blgler,
For District Attorney Rowand, 16,351; John
ston, W,bQ4i J. M. Ne vin, 531. Johnston over
Rowand, 9,920. In Pittsburg Rowand bad 2.629,
jonnsion iz,-hs; uiecneny, itowana i;t)iy,jonn-(
BbUll 4tO. UUIUUKU3, XWWiUlU J,ltll, aiuuua.uu
3.659; townships, Kowand 2,979, Johnston 5,031.
For Coroner McDowell, 2i0l: Beltzhoover,
19,095. McDowell's majority, 4,969.
MAST ON THE sTANDj
She Testifies Against Laura Bailey and
Frank Hill and May Sullivan, of the Scott
dale case, were before Judge "White yesterday,
to give His Honor information concerning the
case before sentence is passed on Laura
Bailey and Florence Donaldson, who pleaded
guilty to the charges against them. The- cirl
said that she bad been sent to Pittsburjr by
130DOB, ana was orougni; nere oy Drank 1111.
He left her in the-house on Second avenue,
where she paid t5 a week for board. Hill cor
roborated her statement. The two women will
be sentenced to-day.
I ibo City Responsible?
Thomas Freeborn 'yesterday entered suit
against the city of Pittsburg for $5,000 damages.
Op March 5, 18o7. Freeborn was turnkey at Cen
tral station. During the bight one of tbe
prisoners, Samnel Miller, alias Houck, escaped
from his cell into the corridor. Ho assaulted
Freeborn witn an iron bar, beating him over
the bead and seriously injuring him. Free
born claims that tbe city is liable by reason of
tho insufficiency of the lock on tbe cell door,
allowing Miller to get out. An ordinance al
lowing Freeborn a sum of monev for comnen-
satlon had been presented in Council, but was
defeated upon an opinion from tho City At
torney, who said that the city was not re
To-day' Trial LUt.
Criminal Court Commonwealth va Joseph
Ferry, William Gorman, George W. Smithy
Mrs. E. Rudolph, George. F.. Hodge, Samnel
Vhat,Lnwjer Hove Done.
In the Criminal Court yesterday R-. L. Mar
shall was tried for assault and battery. The
jury Is out
JonN Lutz and Louis. Hllke, of Bellevue,
were tried for assault and battery on each
other. The j ury is out '
Hkjcrt Schilling, tho, restaurant keeper,
who was tried for fraudulently secreting goods
to defraud his creditors, was found guilty.
S.J. Topping yesterday made a voluntary
assignment of property in the Fourteenth ward
to Thomas W.Aisbitt for tbe benefit of credi
tors. Tbjc hearing in the petition of E.P. Hesser,
J. P. Young and M. W. "Wlshart to have, the
bonds forfeited by them, before Alderman Mc
Nulty dismissed, was continued yesterday be
fore Commissioner Herron. The principal tes
timony was that of Alderman McNulty,wha de
nied any knowledge of the alleged agreement
to postpone tbe hearing. '
Trasses carefully fitted and satisfaction
guaranteed at 909 Penn avenue, near Ninth,
street, Pittsburg Pa.
Special trusses made.for bad cases of rup
ture and a perfect fit guaranteed." Artifi
cial Limb Mg. Co,, No. 909 Penn avenue,
near Ninth street, Pittsburgh Pa.
A large line of special pattern's that trill
not be found in other, stores.
CsrrilBIlfB,SANB & BASSETX
GERALD- E. FLANAGAN, in to
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famous resort for Pennsylvania ar
in your grocer's tond and
get a package ot PYLE'S
and hest Washing Com
pound. It will save, you
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Clothes Lines. Twines. Bell Cord,, Pish line.
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