Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, November 12, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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LAn Affecting Scene in the Li
brary Reading Room.
7A Committee Appointed to Kaise
550,000 to Pay the -Debt.
If the moneyed men of this city axe pos
sessed with half of the literary enthusiasm
that was manifested at the meeting of those
interested in the mercantile library jester
day there is not the slightest probability
that the property will be sold on December
2 for the judgment of 566,000. A meeting
was held yesterday afternoon in the reading
room of the association for the purpose of
taking steps toward standing off the sale of
the property, which is billed for December
2. There was a large crowd of men and
women present The former represented
all branches of business and the profess
ions, with a sprinkling of clergymen, who
lent a ministerial air to the gathering.
The meeting was called to order at 320
o'clock by W. E. Schmertz,President of the
Chamber of Commerce. Captain 'William
McClelland, the well-known attorney, acted
as Secretary. The call tor the meeting was
read by President Schmertz, who stated the
object of the gathering. James If. Hudson,
a member of the Board of Directors of the
Library Association, made a detailed state
ment of the difficulties which the company
was trying to overcome. He gave in a plain,
practical way the history of the organiza
tion from the date of its charter.
He read a statement of the financial con
dition of the company, which had been
carefully itemized. The statement showed
the liabilities of the company to be 5303,
643 60. This was divided as follows:
Capital stock (S10 per share. S10i,142 00: mort
gage to Shields' estate. 530,000 00; mortcace to
West Penn Hospital. $100,000 00: mortgage to
P. E. Brunot,S3U,000 00; interest doe on Brunot
mortgage, $32,650 00; profit and loss, $6,661 GO.
The following are the assets:
Peal estate, 32,000: construction, 255,221 21;
cash on hand, S1G.422 39.
Total, 5303,613 60.
Mr. Hndson also read a statement of the
-work of the library, which showed that the
institution compared favorably with any
thing of its kind in the country. The circu
lation of the books in 1888 was 15,000. The
number of persons using the library and
reading rooms on ordinary days was 125 to
150, and on Saturdays 200 to 250. The total
number oijvolumes now in the library is 20,
000. The attendance in the rooms is in
creasing monthly. Last week the average
was considerably above that of last year.
Mr. Hudson offered two plans to raise
the money. He said they only wanted
$50,000, as the other 516,000 can be paid
from funds in the hands of the hall com
pany. One plan was to solicit from the
wealthy men of the city donations to the
amount of 550,000. The other was to borrow
the money by subscriptions provided the
requisite amount is not donated.
The wealthy people of the city are to be
asked to purchase the building and hold it
for the library, as it is doubtful whether the
530.000 can be raised. Some real estate
agents say the building is worth 5325,000,
and a standing bid of 5300,000 has been
offered for it in case a sale is to be made.
President Schmertz said he saw no reason
why the property should be told. This was
an extraordinary transaction in an associa
tion where the income was 58,000 over and
above the expenses. He suggested that the
matter be placed in the hands of a number
of business men to straighten the difficulty.
Mr. Schmertz had to leave the meeting, and
James B. Scott took the chair. Bev. M. B.
Piddle, D. D., of the Western Theological
Seminary, who has been a member of the
association since 1849, delivered a speech, iu
which he was moved to tears at the prospect
of the library being left without a home.
He caid he began to go to the old Pitts
burg library when a young lad, and had
been kept poor by trying to get and give
others a book education. He spoke of the
famous Watkinson library in Hartford,
Conn., to which people travel from New
York to secure works of reference. He said,
"It the Pittsburg library dies, the Lord
have mercy on Pittsburg." He worked him
self up to such a pitch at the idea of Pitts
burg allowing the library to go to the wall
that his voice faltered and he shook his fist
in James B. Scott's face. Mr. Scott laugh
ingly drew back his chair out of arms reach,
when the old professor jocularly remarked,
"Oh, don't want to hit you, but I do want
to hit those whom you represent."
The doctor said there was too much aiten
v tion paid in this city to natnral gas, coal
' and manufactories. He said when the Pan
Americans came here, the Pittsburg com
mittee took them around and showed them
what the muscle could do, but they paid no
attention to the brain. He said that when
he goes East and talks to college professors
and presidents he does not want to talk
natural gas. He would like to tell them
something about the literary advantages,
but if the Library Hall property was sold
it would be a death blow to the mental de
velopment of the common people.
He said the sale of the property would be
a movementbackward in civilization. He
concluded his address by hoping that the
owners of the "unconsecrated wealth" would
come forward and save the library from the
fate which now hangs over it
Bev. J. G. Goettman, of Allegheny, said
ue ueueveu m au jusiiLuiiun iiKe me mer
cantile library, as it helps to save young
men from running into saloons and other
places, where a great many would other
wise spend their time. He said it was a
disgrace that the wealthy people of the city
did not take hold of the institution and
save it. He told a story that while travel
ing about 15 years ago. he registered his
name at a hotel as being from Allegheny
City. The clerk asked him where Alle
gheny was? Since then he has always given
Eis place of residence as Pittsburg. He
said if the Library Hall propeity was sold
he would feel so ashamed of the rich people
that he would never again claim Pittsburg
as bis home.
James W. McFarland said if the same
trouble menaced any business man or firm
he would never go into bankruptcy. He
said there should be no difficulty raising
the 550,000.
Major T. Brent Swearingen said the tax
last year on the property was 51,700. They
would have been assessed twice this amount
if part of the building had not been occu
pied by the library, andunder a special act
was not liable to taxation. Attorneys had
given opinions on the matter that all of the
building would be exempt only for State
Bey. Darid Jones, pastor of the First
M. P. Church, said it would be a terrible
calamity if the property was sold. Hun
dreds ot people have not the means to pur
chase books and papers which they now get
at the library. The intelligence of the
forking classes, he said, was what made
Sj&s city what it was. If the source of this
Intelligence was killed it would, in many
ways, kill the prosperity of the city. In
telligence among the poor, he said, must
Keep pace with wealth. If this is not done
wealth will be a curse. He concluded by
saying that if the people of Pittsburg al
lowed the property to be sold it would be a
personal loss and a public shame.
William Bosebure. Cashier of the Bank
of Pittsburg.said there would be no difficulty
carrying the mortgages on the property. The
parties who held them, he thought, would
rather keep their money there than invest it
in other ways. He said if the members of
the board worsred together they would be
out of the woods in a month.
A committee was then appointed to act in
conjunction with the directors to devise
ways and means to raise the money to pay
off the indebtedness. The committee will
meet to-day and is composed of the follow
ing named well-known citizens: , W. E.
Schmertz, James B. Scott, Bey. M. B. Bid
die, 'William Boseburg, Paul Hacke and
Benjamin Thaw.
Among the prominent citizens who are
taking an interest in the matter and were at
the meeting yesterday are the following:
James B. Scott. James O'Hara, C. B. Shea,
Key. Dr. M. B. Riddle. J. B. Morgan. Jr., G. P.
McBnde, "William Roseburg. J. a Marshall, W.
S.Jarboe, Captain William McClelland, B. B.
Patterson, S. H. Oliphant, W. McClarren, J.
D. Bernd, Major T. B. Swearingen, C. C. Mel
lor, G. G. Milnor. S. L. Fleishman, W. E. Sch
mertz, J. W. McFarland, William McConway,
Frederick Pinchart, Rev. J. B. Kolhne. Rev.J.
G. Goettman, W. L. Scalfe, Major I. B. Wray,
Professor R. F. Patterson. W. T. Lindsay.
Charles Davis, B. G.Bakewell, Benjamin Thaw,
M. Rosenbaum, J. T. McCance. E. E. Phelps,
E. A. Woods. F. C. Osbom, J. H. McCntcheon,
J. L. McCntcheon, J. W. Collins, Rev. D.Jones,
G. R. Lincoln, J. G. McFarland, J. R. McKee,
W. L. Chalfant and James Collard.
What tfae Society for the Improvement of
the Poor Has Accomplished.
The Society for the Improvement of the
Poor, has distributed the following goods
and provisions in the past two weeks: 600
loaves of bread, 193 pounds of rice, 178
pounds oatmeal, 48 pounds of tea, 164 of
sugar, 260 ban of soap, 66 pints of beef tea,
17 of mutton broth, 6 of oyster broth and
320 of milk, 242 grocery orders, 625 bushels
of coal and 284 garments. There were 12
sew applicants for charity, 457 families
were visited and 207 aided, including 803
Seven hundred and fourteen visits were
made to the poor and 77 in their behalf.
Situations were obtained for eight persons
and day's work for 41. There were six
children placed in Sunday-schools and four
'an public schools.
The Society for the Improvement of the
Poor held a meeting at the x. M. C. A. build
ing yesterday, and made arrangements for
holding their annual meeting-. It will take
place in the parlors of the Y. M. C. A on
Monday, November 25, when the election of
managers and officers, will be held.
The pnblic meeting will be held in St.
Peter's P. E. Church on Grant street on
Snnday, December 1. and Miss J. W.
Magee, Mrs. L. M. Harding and Mrs. "W.
H. House were appointed to secure speaker.
Fctrolenm Smollcrs Between the Panhandle
and the P. &L.E.
It looks now as though oil operations in
Stowe and Bobinson townships will only be
limited this winter by the condition of the
roads. The latter are now almost impassable,
not even jackassible, and if the rain con
tinue two days more teams will disappear.
There is a rush to renew old leases on
some farms and some who held off are get
ting terms they could not have reached with
a 10 foot pole two months ago. Micheel
Beck has 10 acres below the Arbuokle
farm, between it and Cbartiers creek. He
has leased it for 5100 bonns and one-fourth
of the oil. A man named Caughey retuses
to lease 30 acres for a share of the oil, and
holds out for a cash bonus of 5200 an acre
and all down, 56,000. He doesn't want to
be bothered with oil.
Mr. Tate, a Liberty street merchant, has
organized a little company of his own, and
among the shareholders are Boehmer Bros.
They will probe Tate's land on their own
The Cases Against the Mnscnm Proprietor
Held Over Till To.Dny.
The hearings in the cases before Alder
man McKenna against the several museum
proprietors for operating immoral shows
were postponed yesterday, and will be held
at 4 o'clock to-day. At the hour set for the
hearing "Walthaner C.McNeal.of Smithfield
street, and Carlisle, of Sixth avenue, asked
for a continuance, which was granted, and
their bail in $1,000 was renewed. Lavitsky,
who is" alleged to have kept the worst show
in town, did not appear, and Inspector Mc
Aleese suggested that a process be issued
for him, but Inspector O'Mara said his bail
was good and that he might be given an
other chance, and his case also was therefore
fixed for 4 o'clock to-day.
A Woman Snys She Was Polled Alone the
Street by the Hnlr.
Michael Schmunski and Joseph Krull,
who are employed at the Bepublic Iron
"Works, have entered cross suits against
each other before Alderman Schafer.
Krull charges Schmunski with striking
him over the head with a pair of tongs, and
Schmunski Sue's Krull for striking him in
the face and calling him vile names.
Elizabeth Eodgers alleges that William
Carson assaulted her by grasping her by the
hair and pulling her along the street Mrs.
Bodgers says that this occurred" when she
was trying to get her husband, who was in
toxicated, home.
Movements of Plttsburcers and Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
Mr. 'WiHiam Sbortlidge, of Bellefonte,
stopped over last night on his way to Bntler.
Mr. Shortlidge is the largest producer of lime
stone and lime in the State, and goes to Bntler
to contract for the delivery of a quantity of
stone for use in a large chemical plant about to
bo established there under the auspices of
Joseph Button, Jr. Mr. Shortlidge said that
Governor Beaver and Adjutant General Hast
ings were both largely Interested in the produc
tion of fnel gas, and were about to erect an ex
tensive plant for its manufacture, in connec
tion with the Bellefonte Iron and Nail Works,
which were established by the Governor. The
nail works are now doing better than at any
time in their liistory. Mr. Bhortlidge said that
the defeat of the Republican candidate for the
Judgeship in Center county, was owingto some
1.200 holding aloof and about 500 who voted
against the party on the temperance question.
"I will live to see the day," said Mr. Short
lidge, "When the Prohibition party will be a
power in tho country, and though 1 am a Re
publican who say it, the Republican party will
go to the wall if they don't put a temperance
clank in their platform."
Chairman Calvin S. Brice of the Dem
ocratic National Committee, passed through
en route from New York to Lima yesterday
morning, to attend a meeting of tho Democracy,
which was held last' night. Mr. Brice attributed
the Democratic gains in Ohio and Governor
Foraker's defeat for a third term In office to
dissatisfaction with the Governor's policv. an
tipathy of the people to any one man continu
ing long in power, a spread of opinion among
the people favorable to a material change in
the tanfl policy. He attributed the victory in
Iowa andhis party's gains in Massachusetts to
the latter cause. Mr. Brice said he was not a
candidate tor a Senatorshlp in the sense of
seeking the place.
The Bevs. James Hartley, of Steuben
ville; Campbell, of Dennison, and Hannon, of
Shawnee, were passengers through to Balti
more last night, to attend the Catholic Con
gress. The Rev. Mr. Hartley said that the
deliberations of so many prominent Catholics,
coming as they did from all sections of the
country, would be producive of a stronger
cohesion between the clergy and laity. The
reverend gentlemen were pleased to meet the
representative of The Dispatch, and they
agreed that as long as The Dispatch made its
daily appearance among them, they need not
to look beyond it for news.
Mr. Thomas Curran, of 81 Arch street,
Allegheny, one of the lay delegates appointed
to the Catholic Convention at Baltimore, left
Pittsburg for that city last Sunday evening.
H. C. Prick embarked on board the
Eastern express for a trip Eastward last night
The Bey. Mr. Flood, of Somerset,
passed through to New York last night
What May Result From Closer Com
mercial Relations ,
Uncle Bam Not Credited With Desiring
Both Americas.
In view of the approaching deliberations
of the Pan-American Congress, the follow
ing excerpt from an editorial which ap
peared in the Avisador JR$pano Americano
of the 31st, a Spanish journal published in
New Tork, will prove of unusual interest
A Mexican gentleman expresses the opinion
that a commercial treaty with this country
is practicable, would not interfere with the
dependency of the nations entering into it,
and that Mexico some day will become a
commercial rival of the States.
Much is said and written pro and con
upon the intentions of Secretary of State
James G. Blaine as to his foreign policy.
All along the line from the Bio Grande to
Patagonia there is nothing to fear.
Mexico, whose limits lie along the line of
the United States, will have the border
question settled very shortly and satisfac
torily. A Havana, Cuba, periodical oi recent
date gives an account of this very earnest
desire upon the part of Mexico to be on
friendly footing with the United States.
To illustrate we give the dialogue between
a prominent Mexican gentleman and a
Cuban gentleman. The latter asks:
"But will you not lose the European
trade if you form this American alliance ?"
"Bah I To-day our principal buyer is the
United States of America. Of the 50 mill
ions we export she takes more than 27; En
gland takes 13; France, 5; Germany, 2."
"And Spain?"
"Less than one million. These figures
will explain to you why we laugh at the
protestation of the Spanish press against the
United States, and these plans for a Latin
"Suppose that we formed a commercial
union with Spain and France, who together
buy of us less than six millions?"
"The United States would then close its
ports to us and we would loose 27 millions
in order to ;assure us scarcely six. Good
business sense, eh?"
"But 1 This sovereignty of the United
"First of all we don't believe in it. The
thing is to work, to gain money; to extend
civilization. We Mexicans are convinced
that eventually Mexico will excel the
United States. They are rich, and ad
vanced; we are not But, as we in
crease in riches and culture, we will create
industries. God alone knows where we will
stop, with our magnificient soil
and our three climates. Yon will
understand that when any of
these American nations wish to, they can
withdraw from the Union, Beside, the
people of the United States are permanent,
and we must take into account that not all
the countries of Spanish-America produce
the same, and that trade in all of them will
"And do vou not fear that after the indus
trial dependency will come political depend
ency?" "In the first place there is no dependency.
Call it league if you please. Well, good.
Commerce i: one thing and politics another.
For example: After England and Belgium,
the country with which France has most
trade is Germany. The French buy of the
Germans to the value of 560,000,000 per
annum and sell to them the same amount
approximately, and yet as nations they de
test each other cordially."
"The United States does not wish to in
corporate territories with a relatively dense
Latin or Indian population?"
"Don't you see they would find the best
lands taken up and a fusion of ours with
the races of the North is very difficult."
Thus, in the judgment of this Mexican
gentleman, notwithstanding what may be
written by others to the contrary.the United
States does not, from the respect she enter
tains for the Spanish-American countries,
either for commercial or political reasons,
desire the acquisition of foreign territory.
After reviewing the conditions of Hayti,
San Domingo, and, at great length, that of
Cuba, the editorial winds up as follows:
From the Bio Grande to Patagonia the
Yrnkees do not aspire to fresh territories
and that which they desire is to expand
commercial relations with brothers and
neighbors, who among each other, have
grand advantage!.
The Spanish part of the Island of San
Domingo could not he taken by the colossus
of the North, because although the neces
sity ii inconceivable she is capable of de
fending herself.
The Bepublic of Hayti, steeped in anarch
ism and blood, would welcome with joy a
protectorate of the United States, and thus
would disappear the blot with which this
semi-savage people stains the civilization of
the great three Americas.
The propounders of the annexation of
Cuba cannot hope for its realization if they
do not gather their fruit when ripe.
The article was very kindly translated for
The Dispatch by Mr. Philip G. Boeder,
of Cleveland, who" represents a New York
firm of coffee importers, and who rendered
such excellent volunteer service in explain
ing to and assisting the Pan-American, visi
tors when in this city.
Fctrolenm Operations Ilercaboats A Big;
The past week or so has been very fruit
ful of rumors as to what certain heavy
weights in the petroleum business are or
maybe doing. The last story' told is a
scheme to put 512,000,000 into a pipe line
and refinery scheme, the refineries to be
located on the seaboard and the western end
of the line be in Butler county. It is said
to be a move of the P. P. A., who are sup
posed to be dissatisfied with the deal the
Standard has given them, though some
people think 51 a good price for oil, and
that the only people who have right to
complain are brokers and people who want
to speculate.
Some oil producers' say they do not be
lieve the association has anything to do with
the pipe line project, though they think
Thomas Phillips, Emory, Taylor and others
might be in it It is "also suggested that
Joe Craig might be in it
There are people who persist in believing
that D. P. Beighard and Joe Craig have
sold the Globe Befinery and the A. & W.
Pipe line respectively, notwithstanding
their denials.
An Alleehcnlan Arrested nt Yonneitown,
O., and Broosht to This City.
William Golden, the well-known attor
ney, is charged with conspiracy in an Alle
gheny case, the following synopsis of which
is given iu a telegram from Youngstown,
O.: Constable William Billings, of Alle
gheny, with a warrant issued by Alderman
Tatem, came here this evening and arrested
D. W. Syphax on a farm near the city
where he was painting a house. Syphax.
resided on Taggart street, Allegheny, and
Bold all of his furniture to Henry Parge, a
furniture dealer. Mrs. Syphax then de
manded the goods and Parge also paid her.
Later her father sued Parge for the value
of the goods before 'Squire Hathaway, of
Tarentum, and obtained judgment for 5295
and had execution issued. Parge charges
Syphax and the other parties named, with
William Golden, attorney for both, with
conspiracy to defraud him. and all have
been placed under arrest Billings left for
Allegheny to-night with his prisoner.
Final Arrangements for the Parade Ap
pointmentof Officers The Official Rome
of Procesilon.
The Executive Committee of the Arm
strong Monumental Association met last
night in the office of the Amalgamated As
sociation to complete arrangements for the
celebration at the unveiling of the monu
ment on Thanksgiving Day.
Chief Marshal William Weihe announced
his arrangements, which were approved by
the committee. His Adjutant is William
H. Barnes, and Chief of Staff James Penny.
The aids will be announced later. Captain
William P. Herbert is appointed Marshal
of the First division, composed of printers,
letter carriers, Post 162 G. A. B. and the
Veteran Legion.
Second division. Marshal John P. Eber
hart Window glass workers, flint glass
workers, chimney and bottle blowers, cut
ters, packers and moldmakers.
Third division, Edward A. Keil Mar
shal All the lodges of the Amalgamated
Fourth division, John E. O'Shea, Mar
shal All local assemblies under D. A. 3
K. of L. and visiting Knights.
Fifth division, A M. Swartz, Marshal
Slaters and roofers, stonemasons, bricklay
ers, plumbers and steam fitters, electricians,
tile layers, painters and decorators, hod
carriers, stone cutters, tinners and sheet
iron cornice workers and plasterers.
Sixth division, Thomas Wisdom, Marshal
Iron Molders' Union No. 7, pattern
makers, brass workers, machinists and all
foundry employes.
Seventh division, J. T. McCormick, Mar
shal Horseshoers, coal miners and coke
workers and other miscellaneous organiza
tions, committees and carriages.
The line will form at 11 o'clock, the First,
Second and Third divisions on Water street,
right resting on Smithfield street; Fourth
and Fifth divisions on First avenue, right
resting on Smithfield street and Sixth and
Seventh divisions on Second avenue, right
resting on Smithfield street
The route of procession is from Water to
Smithfield street to Second avenue to
Grant street.to Third avenue to Boss street
to Fifth avenue to Washington street to
Wylie avenue to Fifth avenue to Market
street to Sixth avenue to Bridge to Federal
street, Allegheny, to North avenue to Irwin
avenue to Western avenue to Ohio street to
Monument and disband. The Chief Marshal
and Executive Committee will review the
procession at Ohio and Marion streets.
Dr. D. B. Surgeon will be chairman of
the exercises. Two hundred musicians of
the Musical Union will furnish a number
of selections. The Bey. David Jones will
lead in prayer. An historical address cov
ering the work of the committee will be
given by the Chairman, after which Miles
S. Humphries will deliver the oration of
the occasion. At the opportune moment of
the oration the monument will be unveiled
by Thomas A Highberger, a 5-year-old
nephew of Mr. Armstrong's from Pueblo.
waiting for orders.
District Attorney Lyon lias no Orders In
the Jeannette Matter
The sun set without anything further
from Washington regarding the imported
glass workers at Jeannette, than that Solici
tor Hepburn and Attorney General Milelr
had advised Secretary Windom that the
men should be sent back, and that proceed
ings should be instituted against the im
porters. Hon. Walter Lyon thought that if the
men were sent back, that would likely be
theend.of the matter, and that the 51,000
fine in snch cases would not likely be
levied. He says the act is somewhat foggy.
That though the vessel owners might be
made bear the expense of transportation
back, yet the men must be apprehended
and the vessel discovered, and this would
be the work of the Treasury Department
Mr. Lyon did not talk much, but he
opinea mat tne men would not raise any
serious objection to being returned. The
impression appears to prevail that the men
will pretty generally go back before long.
Mr. Hnklll's Essay in the Forks of the
E. M. Hukill, ot this city, who is well
known as au enterprising and successful oil
operator, has leased 6,000 acres of land in
the forks of the Allegheny and Kiskiminitas
rivers, and means to drill thereon for both
oil and natural gas. Operations are to be
gin soon. The news of this large lease has
created quite a stir among oil men, who are
inclined to believe that Mr. Hukill has
substantial reasons for thinking that he has
covered a yielding field.
Just east of his lease the railroad bridge
across the Kiskiminitas is in course of com
pletion. The high water of the past few
days has caused a delay in the itork. The
drift is preventing (he setting of the tempor
ary work.
The Mine Boss of Laurel Hill Mines Pros
ecuted by the Mine Inspector.
The mine inspector of the Seventh Bitu
minous district has entered suit against the
fire boss of the Laurel Hill mine for viola
tion of the fourth section of the mining law.
The charge is that the fire boss, on Septem
ber 30, neglected and failed to examine the
working place of William Spotide, and as a
result when Spande entered his working
place on that date he was severely burned
by an explosion of fire damp.
The suit was bronght before Squire Love,
of McDonald, who held the defendant He
gave bail for his appearance at the quarter
sessions court of Washington county.
Clinton Mills Branching Ont In
With Pittsbnrc's Progress.
Friend & Hoffstott are putting in a new
battery of boilers and two double furnaces
in their Clinton mills. Work en a new
blast furnace will soon be commenced.
The pipe department closed down for lack
of orders last week, and the men employed
therein have been suspended indefinitely.
Simply Perfect.
The Union Pacific Bailway, "The Over
land Boute," has equipped its trains with
dining cars of the latest pattern, and on and
after August 18 the patrons of its fast trains
between Council Bluffs and Denver, and be
tween Council Blnffs and Portland, Ore.,
will be provided with delicious meals, the
best the market affords, perfectly served, at
75 cents each. Pullman's Palace Car Com
pany will have charge of the service on
these cars.
Sacrifice Snlo of PInnos and Organs at 137
Federal St., Allegheny, Pa.
We must have room for the 100 Everett
pianos now coming in, and will close out
this week our entire stock of other makes of
pianos, consisting of Weber, Chickering,
Decker, Kranach & Bach, Shoemaker,
Hallet & Davis, Knabe, Pease and others.
They must get out of the way, and you can
have them at first cost if you take them
away this week. We also offer a large line
of organs at prices from $15 to 100. The
fact is that the wonderful success of our
Everett piano has killed the sale of these
goods, and we have no room for them.
Come early and get your choice. Prices
and terms to suit purchasers.
Alex Boss' Music House,
137 Federal st, Allegheny.
The People's Store, Fifth Avenne.
Another lot of half or short lace curtains
will be given away next Friday morning.
350 at 25 cents each. 200, at 50 cents
each. You can see these in one of our show
windows on Thursday, but the goods will
not be sold until Friday. We insert this
notice for the benefit of our out of town cus
tomers that they may have an opportunity
to participate in this rare bargain.
Camfbemi Ss dick.
The Kan of Kemnare Lectures Under.
A Spanish Count Comes to Miss Cosack's
The Nun of Kenmare received a tumul
tuous greeting last night at Lafayette Hall,
and the audience was composed of such par
tisan portions that trouble of more than a
lingual nature was several times imminent,
but was averted by threats that the police
would be called upon. The Iecturess was
not deficient in nerve, however, and stuck
to her subject despite various noisy demon
strations evoked by her language.
The historic hall was packed to over
flowing to hear Miss Cusack deliver her
famous lecture, "Why I Left the Catholic
Church." Bev. J. T. McCrory, of the
Third U. P. Church, Pittsburg, and Bey.
David McAllister, of the Eighth Street Be
formed 'Presbyterian Church, escorted the
former nun on the platform, and the .latter
introduced her to the audience. Quiet
reigned for a moment, bnt finally some
faint applause struggled into being and in
creased in volume until the hall fairly
In a pleasant voice the Nun commenced
her lecture, but beforer going far some re
mark regarding the Catholic Church she
made was objected to by a strong voice from
the gallery. Laughter followed, in which
the lady joined.but when she attempted to
continue speaking a number of persons in
the hall claimed the same privilege. With
the utmost good nature the Nun said:
"Boys, be easy now; if you can't
be easy, be as easy as you
can." The good natured sally failed to re
store order even when she told them that
turn about was fair play, and after she had
finished her talk an opportunity would be
given the audience to asfc her any questions
they might wish. The tumult still con
tinued. Finally she asked as a favor that
if any one wanted to shoot her they would
wait until after she conclnded her lecture.
Again quiet reigned until a second remark
disagreeable to some and present brought
out a response. Then cries of "Put him
out!" "Put him out!" were heard on all
sides. Calls of "Police" were numerous.
The Nun began to look pale, but when Bey.
McAllister stepped forward and seemed
about to take a decisive step, she pleaded
for the offender, and said she knew they
would not disturb her any more.
For another short period she was left free
to address her hearers, but a third time was
very seriously interrnpted. With the most
wonderful good humor she remarked that
the gentleman in the gallery needed some
morphine to keep him quiet At this junc
ture Bev. McAllister, in a very decided
manner, informed the audience that those
who did not come there to hear the
Nun of Kenmare speak must with
draw from the hall, for if further interrup
tion was attempted, the police would
certainly be called in and the disturber put
out Great applause followed the remarks,
and in silence the lady was permitted to
continue her lecture until permission was
given the audience to question her. Then
question after question came from all por
tions of the hall and gallery, and of snch a
nature that she, in desperation, called upon
the gentlemen to show their chivalry
to a lady, and asked if America
was not a free country where a
person could have the liberty of speech.
Immense excitement prevailed, and the au
dience was divided between hisses on one
side and cries of "Shame I" "Shame !" on
the other.' Indignation that a lady should
receive such insults, with cries of "Police !"
added to the excitement A voice from the
gallery was heard to utter snch an insulting
remark that Miss Cusack rebuked
the possessor by loosing squarely
at him and saying "Shame on
you, "shame on you." At this crisis a
man by the name of Bobert George, of No.
911 Penn avenue, said he would give $50 if
the offender could be ejected from the hall.
One party iu particular, after listening to
the lecture, was not satisfied as to why Miss
Cusack left the church, and persisted in
questioning her on that point
The lady said she had spent an hour in
answering that question, and she was not
going to repeat her lecture, that either the
gentleman did not wish to understand or
was not capable of understanding. In
either case she was not responsible, but the
gentleman became so violent that an un
expected ally developed in the person of
Count de Ovies, who is at present stopping
at 956 Penn avenue. This young man,
small of stature, but exquisitely dressed,
with a fierce mustache and gold-rimmed eye-
f lasses, made an impromptu speech in which
e said that he came from Spain, the seat of
Romanism, and as a gentleman he would
say Miss Cusack could not before a mixed
audience give the fnll reasons for her leav
ing the Catholic Church, but if any gentle
man was interested enough in learning
more, and would call upon him, he would
be glad to enlighten them. At the conclu
sion of her lectnre some left the hall sing
ing out "goodby" in the height of mockery.
On the other hand the lady was fairly
besieged with people who wanted to shake
hands with her and purchase her books.
Purses were opened on all sides, and the
Nun had three assistants in distributing
books and collecting the money. The
Dispatch leportermade an exit by climb
ing upon the platform and leaving the hall
by the side entrance after waiting vainly
in hopes of getting out the regular way, so
great was the crowd around the motherly
old lady who had so nobly maintained her
composure, temper and dignity under the
most trying'circumstances.
what miss cusack said.
Her lecture, in substance, was more bitter
against tbe Catholic Church and all its dig
nitaries than had been expected from any
standpoint Her reasons for leaving the
church were, in the first place, that it had
changed its doctrine since she entered it,
and she resorted to various Catholic books
to prove her ground well taken. In the
second place, it was not, she averred, all
that it professed to be. She informed the
Catholics present that it was not against
them that she was addressing her remarks,
but against the system of Catholicism.
In speaking about convent life many
familiar statements were made. She com
pared her own enttance into the convent
with that of Miss Kate Drexel, and said
everything would be lovely with her until the
irrevocable black veil was taken. Then her
money would all belong to the church, and
if she did not obey the rnles she would
suffer the same penalties an ordinary sister
would; She said she was glad Miss Drexel
had wealthy relatives, because she could re
turn to them if she wanted to.
Th Boom is On
And this local is to make you notice it.
Prices have been placed away out of sight
since we started our great sale oi men's win
ter overcoats and suits. Nothing like this
ever seen before. Imagine heavy-weight
melton overcoats to fit men 31 to 42 breast
measure, price $5, usually sold at $12. Men's
elegant kersey overcoats at $10, in three
shades, bUick, blue and brown; also 2,000
handsome Schnabel's chinchilla overcoats,
worth $24; our price, and make a note of it,
$12 to-day. P. C. O. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House.
Z. "Wainwbight & Co.'s standard brew
of lager beer is highly recommended for
purity. Sold by all dealers. xusa
The most effective "night cap" is a glass
of F. & V.'s Iron City beer.
Blaib'S PtLLS-Great English gout and
rheumatic remedy.
lreT At druggists'.
Sure, prompt and effect-
12, 1889.
The Sad Bndlns of an Afternoon's FroHc
One of the Saved Floats Half a Mile
The Bodies Not Tet Recovered.
About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon an
accident oi an extremely sad nature oc
curred at the foot of South Tenth street'
Two boys, named Willie Williams, aged 15
years, and Eddie BoberU, aged 15, were
The boys, with two others, named Tommy
Murray and Mike Gallagher, all of them
being employed as "'pull-up" boys in Oli
ver's Fifteenth street mill, went down to the
river to have some fun in a boat The mill
being idle yesterday afternoon, the boys
had plenty of time to enjoy themselves.
They found a skiff into which the quartet
embarked. They had moved out from the
shore but a little distance when the boat
capsized, spilling the occupants into the
Williams and Boberta sank from sight
and were not seen again. Young Boberta
grasped hold of a rope attached to some
barges and was rescued by a man named
Cloud. Gallagher went under the barges,
and floated down the river as far as the
Panhandle Bailroad bridge. He managed
in some unaccountable way to keep his head
above water, and was finally rescued by a
man named James, who went out after him
in a skin. Williams Uvea with his parents
at the corner of South Sixteenth and Car
son streets, and Roberts' parents lived in
Bbey's row on South Seventeenth street.
The accident occurred at 1:45 in the after
noon, and 'work was immediately begun to
try and find the bodies. The efforts of the
searchers were unsuccessful. At 10 o'clock
last night neither of the bodies had been
Shippers Have Their Eyes on Chicago Like
tho Best of the World.
The Freight Committee of the Central
Traffic Association meets in Chicago to-day.
It will be important both to railways and
shippers. The matter of special interest to
this city is the proposition to take pig iron
out of its special classification and make it
sixth class; the proposition to rates in lum
ber, and determine the weight of oil trans
ported in tank cars and rate to be fixed on
it It is said there is no doubt the rate on
oil will be advanced, and it is supposed
an advance on pig iron rates will also be
Patrick Dnskln Attempted to Burglarize a
Mouse In the East End.
Patrick Duskin, a crook, was caught in
the back yard of H. P. Young, Forty-ninth
street and railroad, early yesterday morn
ing. He was arrested, and a charge was
preferred against him with an attempt to
burglarize the house.
Magistrate Brush heard the case and in
flicted a sentence of six months to the works
on the prisoner. The man has a bad repu
tation, and has frequently committed
breaches of the law that put him behind
the bars.
Two Men Fight for a Girl and One of Them
Sues the Other.
Aswell Missbaug was given a hearing be
fore Alderman Burns yesterday afternoon
on charges of felonious shooting and assault
and battery, which had been preferred by
Hermann Micbalk. Both men are farmers,
and live at Belle vue. They had a quarrel
about a love affair. It was alleged that the
defendant struck and shot at the prose
cutor. Quite a number of witnesses were sworn,
but their evidence was not sufficient to hold
Missbaug, and he was discharged.
Thompson' Gnlde to Mnslc Baying.
Every musician in Pittsburg should have
thfs publication. It is a large 60-paged
catalogue, full sheet music Bize, containing
illustrations and prices of nearly every
musical instrument, from a double-tongued
jewsharp to a fine piano. Also, a complete
list of over 6,000 pieces of popular sheet
music. Also, a special list of popular
music books by well-known publishers.
The special net prices printed in this cata
logue will open your eyes. We send this
complete, including Will L. Thompson's
latest song and chorus, on receipt of 10 cts.
in postage stamps.
W. L. Thompson & Co.,
TTS East Liverpool, O.
The Boom Is On
And this local is to make you notice it
Prices have been placed away out of sight
since we started our great sale of men's
winter overcoats and suits. Nothing like
this ever seen before. Imagine heavy
weight melton overcoats, to fit men 34 to 42
breast measure, price $5, usually sold at
$12. Men's elegant Kersey overcoats at $10,
in three shades, black, blue and brown;
also 2,000 handsome Schnabel's chinchilla'
overcoats, worth $24; onr price, and make a
note of it, $12 to-day. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House.
Can it Be Possible
Bradford Piano, 7K octaves, square.... $100
Von Minden Piano, 7 octaves, square 125
Grovestine & Fuller Piano, 74 octaves,
square 150
New Upright Piano, 6J octaves 175
New Organ, 5 octaves 44
New Organ, 6 Octaves 55
Mellor & Hoene Organ, 5 octaves 20
Pittsburg dealers' expenses are so high
that it is impossible for them to sell within
25 per cent of our prices.
Echols, McMtjbbat & Co.,
123 Sandusky st,
(Telephone Building), Allegheny, Pa.
The Boom Is On
And this local is to make you notice it
Prices have been placed away out of sight
since we started our great sale of men's
winter overcoats and suits. Nothing like
this ever seen before. Imagine heavy
weight melton overcoats to fit men 34 to 42
breast measure, price $5, usually sold at $12.
Men's elegant kersey overcoats at $10, in
three shades, black, blue and brown; also
2,000 handsome Schnabel's chinchilla over
coats; worth $24; our price, and make a
note of it $12 to-day. P. C. O. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House.
Those Prices
Bulgarian were 15 to 57.
Table Scarfs Are now
For the aesthetic. , 1 25, $1 50.
Penn Avenue stores.
Take the elevator and ask in upholstery
department to see the $5 velour table covers
at f3 75 to-day. Bogos & Btjhi
81 for 25c.
$1 French flannels at 75c extra heavy and
wide. Jos. Hoene & Co.'s .j
Penn Avenue Stores.
Obdeb your photos and crayons for the
holidays now at Lies' Popular'Gallery, 10
and 12 Sixth st. Cabinets $1 per doz. and
extra panel picture. xtsu
Quench your thirst with F. & V.'s
Pittsburg beer. There's not a headache in
a barrel of it Telephone 1186.
Angostuba Bitters is known all over
the world as the great regulator of the di
gestive organs.
Z. Watkwbiohx & Co.'s standard brew
of lager beer is highly recommended for
purity. Sold by alldealers. tuSu
"The cup that cheers" is tbe one filled
with TS. & V.'s Pilsner beer. -'
It If Said That Ha Is on Bis Death-Bed la
New York City.
Mr. John H. Shoenberger ia reported
dying at hia residence in New York City.
Mr. Shoenberger is in his 80th year, and
nearly 50 years of his long and useful life
were spent in this city. His father was Dr.
Peter Shoenberger. The family began
business in this city about 1832. In those
days the name was more widely known
through Pennsylvania than that of any
other in the iron business. Dr. Peter
Shoenberger was a wealthy man for that
time, and whenever he found a bed of iron
ore and other things located to suit him, he
built a furnace and they were strung be
tween this city and Philadelphia, and all
along the line yon might have heard the
Pennsylvania Dutch talk of the doings of
the "Shinneburgers." At his death, 40
years ago, Dr. Peter Shoenberger left ten
children and gave each a furnace. After
his death the firm in this city was G. Si J.
H. Shoenberger.
John ff. went to New York City to live
some eight or nine years ago. He was twice
married. He was Senior Warden of Trinity
Church ior about 50 years, and at the last
annual vestry meeting was elected Senior
Warden for life. He was a very charitable
man, gave liberally to many charitable
objects during his entire life. Though per
sonally unknown to many of the present
generation, Air. Bhoenberger s name will
last as long as the city.
The Birmingham Traction Company Com-pterins-
Their Organization.
A meeting of the owners and officers of
the Birmingham Traction Company was
held yesterday in the office of the Solicitor,
J. M. Kennedy, Esq. The object of the
meeting was to make the change from the
old passenger railway company to the
After doing this, the latter company was
organized, and the legal details attended to.
It was expected that the contracts tor tbe
work on the road would be let, but this was
not done. Another1 meeting will be held in
about two weeks to award the contract.
Alter tbe meeting James A. Chambers,
ode of the directors of the new company,
said: "We did nothing to-day but affect an
organization of the company, and have not
yet completed it Nothing was done about
the contracts for the work of building the
line. We nave all the bids, but they have
not been opened yet We will meet again
about the latter part of the month and we'll
let the contracts then for the ironwork. We
want to do this as early as possible in order
to have it all delivered in the spring, when
we will begin the work of tearing up the
Promotions and Rearrangements la the
Prothonoiary's Office.
Andrew J. McQuitty, Clerk of Common
Pleas Court No. 2, was yesterday promoted
to the Chief Clerkship of the Prothonotary's
office, vice George O. Corken resigned. Mr.
McQuitty has been in the Prothonotary's
office for 15 years and is an efficient clerk.
ills late position will be niled by Harry
Armstrong, Docket Clerk of the same
court, who has been in the Prothonotary's
office for ten years. John Taylor will fill
the vacancy caused by Mr. Armstrong's ad
vancement Mr. Bradley was seen at the Lotus Club
rooms last night, and he said there was no
politics in the matter, as it was merely a
matter of expediency.
Chicken Pox Has Broken Ont In LawreBce-
vllle and Is Spreading Rapidly.
Chicken pox among children has become
wide-spread in tbe Lawrenceville district
Dr. M. O. Cameron, speaking to a Dis
patch reporter, said:
"Within the last few days chicken pox
has shown itself in our neighborhood.
Since the first appearance of the disease it
has spread with great rapidity. The disease
is not fatal, yot it is very contagious. If it
once breaks out among any of the children
the whole house will be attacked." The
doctor stated that all other diseases were
fastly abating.
Special Values
Pure Natural Wool Undyed
For Men, Women and Children,
In all Weights and Grades.
cloakand 8uit rooms,
ladies' mantles,
jackets and
pltjbef jackets akd bacques.
PLUSH COAT8 from OS to ISO. We
pay special attention to large sizes and
extra lengths.
PLUSH JACKETS from $10 to $35;
all styles, plain, vest fronts, dlrectotlre,
and all the newest shapes.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
no9.rrssn. . -
Ten Show Rooms filled with the latest pro
ductions of the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufacturing cen
ters of the world.
Novelties of London production.
Novelties of Paris prodnctlon.
Novelties of Vienna production.
Our own importation.
Novelties of American production. Including
those ot our own manufacture.
Visitors to Now Tork are cordially Invited to
call and examine our stock and prices. The
central location of our establishment (adjoin
ing; Eden Musee) makes It easy of access from
all parts of tbe city. te22-106-TTSn
TELXPS&X& 1738.
rtff aest-s-ws
Flvn Candidates Stlll-Hanllng After s'Bfc
Jorlty of 13 Votes.
How the 13 votes, a majority of which? ii
necessary to elect the next 'Warden of the
county jail, will be divided among the,, five,
candidates is the 13 puzzle which isnovr
agitating the brains bt a very Iarga nnaber
of people more keenly than the 15 pnadii
ever did in its palmy days before the efee
tion of the pen for the errant and rotund:
Controller Speer said he thought the lis
of candidates was confined to two, the ,prej, .,
ent lneumbent, John Berlin, and the former
wanJen, who held the position for 12 years,
.A w. omito j
TheiriendsofW.H. Gang, the present
deputy warden of the jail, hare placed his,
name in the field and urge that fr eatperi-'
ence and continuous service coMt3as,
recommendation, his 17 years' workMa dep
uty warden should betaken into considera
tion. Mr. Gang is, therefore, also a candi
date. '
r.i'Jh5 act thatJ" J. Long, clerk In t.
Clerk of Courts office, was outTor the posi
tion, the public has been made awareM
well as of the desire of James Williams tor
it5eJ?rt.h- H?the Toteswlll be di
vided It is impossible at present to predict
as the friends of each candidate are -working;
like beavers to advance the interests of their
own man. The election takes place in the
first week in January, between the present'
and which time it is expected that some tall,
Tiustling will be done.
B. E. West Released on Heavy Ball for sut J
Assanlt. 'filF
Edward E. West was arrested yestercyll
by Officer McLaughlin, on information"" ""
made by William J. Strop, alleging that he
assaulted his wife at Homestead. West was
bronght before Judge Magee, who released
him on $2,000 bail. Mrs. Strap is now
lying at tbe West Penn Hospital in a dan
gerous condition.
About Evening Lactt,
PrrrsnTjso, Tuesday, November 13,";
We only pretended to be giving a hint"
of the "Evening" goods and yet LaceSj
were crowded out entirely. And suca
an Important feature of evening dress
Lacesaretobe. -
We said Ribbons would be largely
worn. This is proven. Some ot the
most popular and effective of tbe Even
ing Laces are the Ribbon Stripe Mous.
sellnes des Soles.TuIles,andNets. Three
and more stripes at the bottom and slap-'
gla stripe at the top.
Elegant Mousselines des Soles,
45 inches wide, plains, stripes
and figures, for draping evening
45-inch Monssaline Aah.Bat
Flounces, In Cream White. Baa?
Pink and la rich eoh)rls0i
Evening Tulles and NovelUesl
in almost endless vanetiss.
Novelttm, exclusive with us,
and cannot be duplicated, in 48
and 60-lnch Black Lace Flounces,
embroidered in wood colors,
lilacs and pinks.
Handsome Black Laces,
amhroidered in enld rhn
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luc, represent ui
A-iMw.vne. -.
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Columns conld be filled .
witn descriptions. v -
Just one of the sesnV
bargains like every da-
partmenthas. Among; aO
the fine goods there ap
pear bright'bargata spot
to liven things up
This time it's a lot of 54
inch Tulles, refular Gee
goods, new, too. but tha'Jw
joiGiugajuo, aowsiu j. ,
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Pink, Orange. Bed, Bias,
Nile, . Brown, Eera. I
Everybody clamoring; for Shoulder Cspes.
It is nofan easy task to keep so many different J
lines full so many sues, and ideas among Ue
people. Everybody knows where to come.
Four lots, among the maoy, selected for jow .
special attention to-day:
60 Persians.
35 Astrachazis,
20 Seals,
2) Minks.
Fine Cloakings for ladles, Hisses and CkiJ
aren's garments, good, warm winter stusayMj
inches wide.
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Camel's Hair Stripes, ',
Chevrons, .
Kersey Mixtures, -
London Qoths, in Checks aad Stripes,
Astrachaaa, la colors and blacks and
Aadprlees H 26, , 60 and By,
wardtethetnesfc. -"' " "?-
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fer the i
Mhm BJTifta, Scarfs.
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