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session. President Ford, of Select Council;
President Pro Tern Maeee. of Common
Council, and Mayor McCallin sat at the
President's desk. The Mayor was there by
request, Mr. Carnahan holding that the
Mayor, the Presidents of Councils and the
members of Councils constituted the city
authorities under circumstances such as
made the meeting necessary.
JCE. HEATING'S PBOTTD PBITCLEGE.
When the Councils came to order Presi
dent Ford called on Mr. Keating, Chairman
of the Park Committee, for a report. Mr.
It is with feelings of great gratitude and
pride that I hare the honor to announce that
Mr. B. B. Carnahan, the member from the
Twentieth ward, has in his possession apiper
from Mary E. Schenlev, & natire of the United
n. i. fT.... Ti.il..i1 (.Iwinn
DeoDle. I cannot at this moment recnii any
similar gin k any city m mo um.o .j..
All of the public parks in the country have be
come the prooerty of the people by purchase.
This is the only instance of such great gener
osity on record. It is a great gift. It pves to
the people a park, and gires it without any res
ervation or condition, saTe only that it shall
be a park and be held lor the use of the people.
Mr. Carnahan will present his papers.
Mr. Carnahan said:
For the first time since IhaTebeen a member
of Councils I appear on the floor of the cham
ber in a doal character. I am here as a mem
ber of Council, and as the renresentative of the
lady who makes the Rift to the city, lam like
Desdemona when she said to her father: I
see here a divided duty." -...,.
Appearing in this dual character, that there
may be no mistake in the future. I nave done
something I have never found necessary before
and reduced what I hare to say to writing.
THE FOK3IAL STATEMENT.
Continuing, Mr. Carnahan read from the
manuscript the following statement:
Mrs. Schenley has transmitted to me from
London her deed conveying to the city of Pitts
bun; 300 acres ofthetractoflandln theTwenty
second ward, called Mt, Airv, for thepurpose of
a public park, with instructions to me. as her
representative in this behalf to the constituted
authorities of this city.
It Ss hardly necessary to say that a more
agreeable duty could not have been devolved
on me. as a citizen of Pittsburg, as a member of
one of the Councils of the city, or as a person
standing in a professional relation of trust and
confidence to the good lady whom I have the
honor to represent on this occasion. The deed
itself recites the motives and purposes of the
donor so fully as to preclude any need of fur
ther explanation, and no word ot mine can
magnify the value of the donation. It will be
mum flttmi- for cithers nresent to speak of Mrs.
fechenley herself and tell you, if you wish to
hear who her ancestors were and what claims
they had to the gratitude of their countrymen
in their dar, and have on our gratitude now.
For me it remains only to perform the duty
with which I have been charged by delivering
to you. the properly constituted authorities of
the city, for and in the name of Mrs. Schenley,
the mstrumentof writing which I now present
as her act and deed for the purposes therein
Vhen he concluded he handed to Assis
tant Clerk Martin the deed for the 300 acres
of the Mt. Airr tract that Mrs. Schenley
gave to the city. It was acknowledged
belore Consul General John C. New at Lou
don October 30, 1889.
BESOIAJTION OP ACCEPTANCE.
Mr. Keating offered the following:
Resolved, By the select and Common Coun
cils of the city of Pittsburg, that for and on be
half of the city of Pittsburt. we do hereby ac
cept the deed of Mrs. Mary E. Schenlev for 300
acres of ground in the Twenty-second ward, of
this citv, said deed being dated October 30,
1SS9, and agree that said property shall be used
for a public park, and be designed and known
forever as Schenley Park.
Before the vote could be taken Mr. Carnahan
said. "The phrase Schenley Park in the deed
is there on mvowu responsibility. I put It
there without Mrs. Schenley's knowledge, or
without consultation with her. fabe asked me
if it were necessary and 1 told her it was
proper. I am alone responsible for it.
Mr. Munroe, of Select Council, alluded to
Mr. Carnegie's offer of a public library, and
claimed that there were plenty great-souled
men and women in Pittsburg who would be
only too happy to advance her interests if
the'way could be made plain. He hoped
that the example of Mrs. Schenlev would be
universally followed. Continuing Mr.
TLere are large sections of this city that this
park will be inaccessible to, and I hope and
trust that other parts of the city will be called
on to receive the like if not so liberal, suffi
ciwtlv liberal for the uses of the people. We
have ben a struggling city. A park has been
wanted for years. Yet had we been left to our
own etforts.'to put our bands in our pockets, it
would have been many years before Pittsburg
would have had a park.
HEB VALIANT ANCESTORS.
This lady's ancestors have been distinguished
men, known favorably here and all over the
United States. The valor of the males as
soldiers and their ability as executive men
have been long noted. Who does not know
that James O Hara built the first glass works J
He was the fnend of Washington. On her
n.other'5 side the lady's ancestors were the
famous Croghans, soldiers alL But this lady,
it seems to me. has put the capstone on by this
gift, and is greater than them alL We thank
fully receive it, and no doubt in times to come
our children and our children's children will
remember with gratitude the grand gift of this
The resolution accepting the gift of 300
acres was then passed. Then Mr. Keating
presented a resolution accepting the option
on the rest of the tract at 125,000. Before
the resolution was taken up Mr. Carnahan .
Eiid that there was a little over 300 acres in
the ground given, and a little over 400 in
the entire tract. Exactly how much was
not known, as the tract had not been sur
veyed for over 80 years. Mrs. Schenley
does not want to sell the 100 acres left, and
will not sell it to any one except the city of
Pittsburg. She was not to be understood
as asking Pittsburg to buy. It was repre
sented to her that Pittsburg wanted to buy,
and she offered to sell the remaining 100
acros for 5125,000, payable SG2.500 on Mav
. 1, 1890, and f62,500 on May 1, 1891. This
option she offers to March 1. She has no
desire to sell, and only makes the offer be
cause she was assured the city wanted to
bur. The resolution was then read:
lteso'.veJ.By the Select and Common Coun
cils of the city ot Pittsburg, that for and on be
half of the city of Pittsburg, we ao hereby ac
cept the option of Mrs. Mary K. Schenley for
the purchase of 100 67-100 acres of land in the
Twenty-second ward of this city, and that
wheu said property becomes the property of
the citv of Pittsburg, it shall be added to and
become a part of the public park known as the
LIKE A SCftIB SHELL.
Mr. Eobertson was on his feet in an instant
and offered the following as a substitute:
Resolved, That 125,000 be paid as a guarantee
for the purchase of this additionalland, the
same to be consummated within five years.
Ksolved, That 5100.000 be appropriated for
the purpose of buving the Point bridge, there
bv showing that the city is willing t J carry out
the contract it made with the people of the
Southside when they consolidated with the
Resolved. That a committee of five, two
from belect and three from Common Councils,
together with the Chief of the Department of
Public Works, the Mayor and Controller of the
city, be appointed for the purpose of carrying
the above intentions into effect.
Mr. Robertson's resolutions caused a
small sensation. There was a faint hiss
when their drift became perceptible. The
men who worked bo hard to secure the parks
looked disgusted. Mr. Duncan raised the
point of order that the substitute was out of
order, as it was not pertinent to the ques
tion at issue, and President Ford sustained
Mr. P-obertson became excited. "But,"
said he, "a point of order can be discussed.
I won't be shut off in that way." President
Ford allowed Mr. Eobertson to have the
floor, aud he continued:
The second resolution offered by Mr. Keat
ing has nothing to do with the donation. That
is already provided for. This second resolu
tion is additional, and if my substitute is out
of order, so U this resolution. The substitute
only provides another way of accenting this
option. I believe tbe people ought to feel
proud, and no words are too commendable for
the men who brought about this gift; but we
are going beyond a gift; we are going into a
purchase that will require taxation, and that is
why 1 object. Tbe city for years has been
under an obligation to tbe Southside. One
Inducement for consolidation was a promise of
free bridges. That obligation was never kept.
Tbe city was unable to raise tbe money. That
reason seems to be wiped out here to-day.
You talk of 5125,000 to buy land; how much
more to fix it upT Millions may be spent on it.
I bave no objections to that, but If tbe city has
money to go Into that sort of speculation, she
has money to keep tbe obligation made with
A QUESTION OF CAB FACE.
What does the defeat of this substitute mean
to the people I represent! It means an addi
tional SO cents every time they visit the park,
and I can't see that anything except the Pitts
burs Traction Boad will be benefited, I
designate the Point bridge because its stock is
low in the market and it can be bought cheap.
It will commit the city to the policy of free
bridges. 1 don't care what bridge yon may
select. The last time this was tried we were
defeated by the Southside members fighting
over which bridge to start with. I hope we
won't be led in that trap again.
Two or three of the Southside Couucilmen
applauded Mr. Kobertson when he sat down.
Mr. Keating took the floor. He said:
I will not tell what is on my mind. I will
keep that for some future time. The gentle
man who has just spoken served In the Legis
lature; he has either been admitted to or is
studying for admission to the bar, and
I hope him success. The question before
us is an option. Tbe gentleman knows that we
can't change an option. He wanted to get that
speech off. He has been studying it for a
week. No one can say that I helped to legis
late against the Southside. I fought for free
bridges when there was money available to get
them, and tho Southside members defeated the
matter. I favored a proper contract with the
Monongahela Water Company. I am not a can
didate for re-election; I am not talking dema
goguery. I am for freo bridges. 1 am for
parks in the West Eijd and on the Southside.
This is not demagogism. I am sorry that at
such a time, when Pittsburg gets her first great
gift, that such a movement should be sprung.
The gentleman has bad bis speech: he spoke on
a point of order without ever referring to its
and now let us pass the resolution.
Mr. Eobertson said that he had made his
speech when he did because he was afraid
he could not get it in at any other time.
Then Mr. Duncan rubbed the member from
the Thirty-nith ward.
It has been intimated that I raised tbe point
of order to cut off discussion. That is not so.
I did it because I Knew the substitute was out
of order. I was never
IN THB LEGISLATURE,
but I will argue on Darliamentary law with the
gentleman at any proper time and in any proper
place. As for the substitute its indelicacy at
this time is such that its introduction is some
thing I cannot understand or comprehend.
President Ford ruled the substitute ont of
order, and Mr. Eobertson at once moved to
postpone action on the resolution until the
next regular meeting. Dr. Evans warned
him that if his purpose waB to force free
bridges his course might array against him
men who would otherwise be for the project.
Mr. Magee asked ior Mr. Kobertson's rea
sons for postponement. Mr. Eobertson re
plied that he was not clear that the city
could buy this land lor the reason that she
could not buy bridges. The option was
good to March 1, and there was no need of
Mr. Munroe also saw no need of haste in
accepting the option. He was in favor of
the purchase, and knew of nothing that
would change his mind, but favored making
Mr. Nisbitt and Dr. McCord spoke for
postponement. Mr. Magee called Mr. Dun
can to the chair for Common Council, and
Let ns go at this with our eyes open, and tell
the truth. If we pass this resolution to-day
on this land, and the man who stands in the
way of it here to-day. may in the near future
hear tbe people knocking at his door in a way
he won't like.
Mr. Robertspn If he lives in the Fourteenth
Mr. Magee Yes, and if he lives in the Thirty
Mr. Robertson Oh, no.
Mr. Magee Yes. What does the ThJrty.flfth
ward pay to the cityT
Mr. Kobertson All that is due.
Mr. Magee And what does she getf
Mr. Robertson Nothing.
Mr. Magee Nothing? Fifty thousand dollars
was spent jn the Thirty-fifth ward this year.and
$8,000 came out of it That's your down
trodden Southside for you. This is a plain bust
Mr. 'Warmcastle said the movement was
like looking a gift horse in the mouth. He
had been a friend of the Southside, as the
records would show. This ward was further
from the park than the upper wards of tbe
Southside. He was for the park, and when
tbe free bridge question came up properly
he would be iound in line with the South
side. Chief Bigelow was introduced and made a
I wrote to Mrs. Schenley. he said, and got
the option on this 100 acres for 81.250 an acre.
Last week Mr. Hutchinson sold 24 acres for
54,000 an acre. Mr. Murdoch is asking S5.000 an
acre. The property In this option can be sold
to-morrow for $5,000 an acre.
The vote on uostrjonement was demanded.
and a call made for the ayes and noes. The roll
was called, and tbe motion was defeated by
a vote of 14 ayes to 40 noes. The ballot
stood as follows:
Select Councils Ayes. Messrs. Brann. D. P.
Evans; J. H. Gillespie, McCord, Nisbet, Robert
son, Robrkaste and Warren; ayes, 8.
Nays, Messrs. Anderson, Brnpby, Cavanaugh,
C. Evans. Fitzsimmons, T. A. Gillespie, Hazlett,
Keating, King, Matthews, Miller, Monroe, Mc
Kinley, Paul, Perry, Warmcastle, Watson,
Williams, Ford; nays. 19.
Common Council Ayes, Messrs. Fox, Lydon,
MocbelL Mullin. Hchafer. Steggert: aye-. 6.
Nays. Messrs. Battles, Berry, Blghani, Brown,
Carr, Culbertson. Donley, Duncan, Dunn,
Elliott, Ferguson, Johnston. Kearns, Magee,
McCurry, McGonnigle, Nieman, O'Mally,
Renziehansen, Shannon, Wright; nays, 2L
WHO TOTED FOBNINST.
In Select Council six of the eight votes to
postpone came from the Southside, the
other two were Mr. Gillespie of the Fif
teenth ward, and Mr. Warren, of the
Eighteenth ward. In Common Council
four of the six votes for postponement were
from the Southside, Mr. Lydon, of the
Eighteenth ward, and Mr. Steggert, of the
Fifteenth ward, voting that way. In Se
lect Council the Southside members who
voted against the postponement were Messrs.
Matthews, Monroe and Paul. In Common
Council Messrs. Bigham. Carr, Donley,
McCurry and O'Mally voted against post
ponement. The defeat of the motion to postpone was
so decided that the opposition to the resolu
tion accepting the ordinance ceased, and it
was passed without a dissenting vote.
Mr. Keating then offered the following
resolution, which was adopted unanimously
Resolved, That the Clerk of Council be in
structed that immediately on the signingot the
joint resolutions accepting the gift of 300 acres
from Mrs. Mary E. Schenley and her option
for tbe sale of 100 acres, all in the Twenty
second ward of tbe city of Pittsburg, that he
place on record said deed and option.
Upon the adoption of the above Mr.
Keating said he bad another resolution to
offer, and while several of the members of
council had already expressed themselves,
he hoped the resolution he was about to
offer would be well received.
Resolved, By the Select and Common Coun
cils of the city of Pittsburg, in joint meeting
assembled, that, in accepting from Mrs. Mary
E. Schenlev, through her representative. R. B.
Carnahan, the deed for 300 acres of property in
the Twenty second ward of this city, for the
Surpose of establishing a park for tbe use and
enefit of tho citizens of this municipality, it
is but proper that we. the representatives ot
the people, should in some manner record the
that the splendid gift so gracionsly be
stowed is worthy of. We desire to ex
press, in the most appreciative manner,
those feelings, and acknowledge the debt of
gratitude due the donor. For the first time in
the history of onr city one has been found with
sufficient interest in its welfare to present to
the people a gift worthy of thev rapidly grow
ing want of tbe city, and one that cannot fail
to be of the greatest advantage to all to tbe
toiler and his dependents, and to the masses of
our rapidly growing population, by providing
for them a breathing place, rich in pure air
and natural beauty that will elevate and make
brighter their lives. We know that words in
hut a feeble manner give expression to the
feelings of gratitude that all have toward
Mrs. Mary Schenley, and that the ad
vance of time will intensify that feeling
in the hearts of the people for their benefac
tress, and the name of Mary E. Schenley will
be coupled with the blessings of thousands who
now and in tho future will enjoy her noble
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread
on the records of Councils, and that a properly
prepared copy, signed by the city's officials, be
forwarded to Mrs. Mary E. Schenley.
Besolntioas were also passed thanking
Messrs. Bigelow and Carnahan for their
part in the work. Chief Bigelow was called
on for a speech. He was visibly affected, and
his voice trembled while he spoke.
Dr. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Pens
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
ES"F. a BASSBTT gives some
Interesting facta In to-morrow's
DISPATCH about the swords of
anoient and rnoderrrheroes.
A NOBLE INSTRUMENT.
Description of the Handsome Masonic
IT IS THB HIGHEST IN THE WORLD.
To be Heard If eit Tuesday Evening in Com
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OP THE HALL
The highest pipe organ in the world
that is, highest above the surface of the
ground is receiving its finishing touches
in Freemason's.Hall at the top of the mag
nificent Masonic building on Filth avenue.
It will be first used on next Tuesday, even
ing at a meeting of the Scottish Kite, after
which the consistories, commanderies, blue
lodges and minor, lodges will have the
pleasure of viewing and hearing the new
Just 116 feet above the madding crowd
that surges along Fifth avenue sits this
king of instruments. It wasbuilt by Steere
Turner, of Springfield, Mass., and is one of
the mot complete instruments in the city
and is said to have cost $5,300.
Incompleting the details of the .lovely
little hall which crowns the building it was
decided that a complete pipe organ wonld
properly occupy the gallery at the Fifth
avenue end of thehall under which the en
trances to the hall are situated. The in
strument was to be complete, but neither
immense nor assertive. These qualities
have been admirably met.
The following complete specification and
description of the organ was trauscribed
from the front by a DISPATCH representa
tive last evening while the process of tuning
was in progress:
Open Diapason o
Grand Open Diapason 16
Viol De Gamba....; 8
Mixture (3 ranks) 8
Open Diapason 8
Bourdon (divided) 16
Stopped Diapason a
Oboe and Bassoon 8
Geigen Principal 8
Viouncello 8 27
honrdnn 16 27
Open Diapason 16 27
One manual to PI. Coupler.
Two manuals to PI. Coupler.
Three manuals to PL Coupler.
Piston pneumatic couplers, swell to great;
solo to great and swell to solo. There are five
combination pedals, giving varying extent of
tbe organ from pianissimo to full organ.
The grand organ combination pedal
throws full compliment of great and pedal
organB, and its reversing pedal leaves the
pedal bowedon and the great dappell flute,
viol di gamba and eight ft. diapason. There
are two balanced swell pedals. One swell
box is for tbe swell organ alone, and the
other incloses the solo organ complete and
the mixtures, trumpet twelfth and fifteenth,
thus placing almost the entire organ under
control of the organist By a neat arrange
ment both swell pedals can be controlled by
one foot The piano combination pedals,
that ot the great and that of the swell
organs., are double-acting, it would be
difficult to imagine a more handy instru
ment than this one. Summing up, there
are 1,415 pipes and 34 stops. The bellows
is blown by an electric motor of large size,
controlled by a buttou above the keyboard.
The general dimensions are 18 feet 8 inches
in width, IS feet in height and 20 feet in
IN ABTISTIC HARMONY.
The case of the organ is remarkably elab
orate and beautiful. It is ot red gum wood
highly finished and paneled to the height of
six feet, the panelling being surmounted by
an apex, upon which rest the feet ot the
front pipes, most of which are drawn from
the two diapason stops of the great organ.
The pipes are richly illuminated in chaste
colors and arabesque designs, red and gold
being the prevailing tints. Halfway of their
length a broad band of richly-carved gum
wood encircles them, the subdivision of the
front being into three panels, the middle one
of which is the widest. The sides of the case
back it has none are of the same wood,
in plain panels. The keyboards and the
pedal clavier are highly finished, and their
appearance alone would invite the musically
inclined, even were there not such rich
depths of harmony waiting to spring into
sound at the touch of the fingers.
A GEM OF A HALL.
The hall is a beautiful specimen of in
terior Moorish design. The circular con
cave apex ot the roof, the immense, side
pillars and the perfect contour of the wails,
all in dazzliugly white finish, are most
pleasing to the eye. The floor has been
carpeted with a magnificent piece of
moquette tapestry and all accessories are of
the richest design and finish. A gallery,
the rear of which iw occupied by the organ,
runs aronnd three sides of the hall. Facing
the organ at the rear of the hall is a cute
miniature stage elaborately fitted up with
all the newest scenery and accessories. The
amusement hall of Freemason's building
can hardly be duplicated in any city in
America. It is certainly most creditable to
the fraternity of Pittsburg.
FELL DEAD ON THE STEEET.
Sadden Demlso Yesterday of nn
Resident of Brookvllle.
James ReiHy, of Brookville, Jefferson
county, fell dead with heart disease on
Eleventh street at about 8 o'clock last even
ing. The body was conveyed to the morgue,
and word was telegraphed to Brookville.
Mr. Beilly had just alighted from an
Allegheny Valley train, having come in
from Kittanning. Frank Davis, who was
on the train and noticed the man, thought
that he looked ill. He had a valise with
him, and in his pockets were fonnd some
letters, a paper of medical powders and $65
James Eeilly, who has lived in Brookville
for many years, is a man of about 55, and
has been a laboring boss for a long time.
He was recently employed in that capacity
on the Allegheny "Valley Bail way. He was
the father of four children, nearly all grown,
and leaves a widow. He was a Catholic. He
has suffered from heart disease for a number
WASTED FOR FORGERY.
A Young Allesbenlnn In Trouble Over n
Detective Murphy, of Allegheny, returned
yesterday from Wheeling with Harry Slick
lord, a well-known yonng Alleghenian, who
is wanted on two charges of forgery.
John Miller charges Slickford with for
ging his name to an order for a watch, and
Michael Voeick, a Smithfield street 'shoe
dealer, claims that the prisoner obtained a
$9 pair of shoes on a forged order. There
will be a hearing in the case to-day.
May Sullivan's New Home.
Agent Dean reports that May Sullivan ii
contented and behaving well at her new
home in Lawrenceville. He believes that
she 'has honestly reformed, and will lead a
WARHCASTLE &AYS YES.
He Personally Affirm His Cnndldncy for
the Mayoralty A Dignified and Earnest
Canvas to be Made.
Hon. S. D. Warmcastle returned from a
business trip yesterday morning, and went
direct to his office, where a bushel or so of
letters awaited his attention. At the meet
ing of Councils yesterday Mr. "Warmcastle
seemed to be a central figure. His hand
was shaken often, and dozens of personal
friends, including Councilmen, whispered
mysteriously to him, while newspaper men
crowded around and asked him if the exclu
sive publication by Thk Dispatch that
he was a candidate for the Mayoralty was
"I can't go back on The Dispatch,"
said Mr. Warmcastle, goodhumoredly.
"The fact is that I am a candidate." Sub
sequently Mr. Warmcastle said:
I am a candidate for the Mayoralty in this
sense: that I am not going around building
fences, setting up delegates or extracting
promises of snpport I shall make a dignified
and earnest run tor the nomination, audi ex
pect to make the race as the candidate of no
faction, but as the claimant for tbe support of
the united Republicans. I have received, since
the announcement at least a bushel of the
warmest kind of letters from tbe leading busi
ness men of tbe Republican party, and I am
considerably astonished by the spontaneous
offers of support aid and comfort made. I
have no names to call and no dissensions to
create; but whil- I believe thoroughly in the
office seeking the man, I am perfectly frank in
saying that I would like to be Mayor of Pitts
burg. During the joint session of Councils Mr.
H. I. Gourley sat beside Mr. Warmcastle,
aud the rival candidates talked to each other
with the utmost good fellowship.
"Yes, I am still a candidate for the Mayor
alty," said Mr. Gourley. "I am not saying
anything more than that" this last with
one of his charm-a-rural-delegate smiles.
"It is being rumored that you will be
withdrawn, Mr. Gourley?"
Mr. Gourley was nettled. "It is abso
lutely untrue. I will not be withdrawn,
nor will I withdraw. I have my delegates
in nearly every district in the city, and I
may say also that Mr. Warmcastle tells me
that he is not a candidate."
"Why, Mr. Warmcastle says he is a can
didate, subject to an amalgamation of fac
tions in his favor," said the reporter.
"I can't help that He is not a candi
date. Why, he is running as one of mv
delegates out in the Nineteenth ward."
Mr. Gourley's positiveness upon this sub
ject is very marked.
A vast number of candidates have been
trotted out for public inspection since the
bal was set rolling. Four names, however,
are most seriously discussed by those whose
influence figures in the make-up of nomi
nating conventions. Those names are
Gourley, Warmcastle, McCandless and
Bailey. A well-known Democratic poli
tician said yesterday: ''Whichever way you
turn it looks like Judge Bailey."
DUNG OF BLOOD P01IS0N1KG.
Another Phase of the Story Abont the Boy
and His Hatchet.
George Filling, the 6-year-old son of
Henry Filling, residing at No. 529 Fifth
avenue, is lying in a critical condition from
the effects of the explosion of a dynamite
On November 3 the boy found the cart
ridge where it had been left by the workmen
who were doing some blasting on Dinwid
dle street, near Fifth avenue. He took it
home and placing it on the hearthstone
tried to open it with a hatchet The explo
sion nearly tore off one of his legs and shat
tered articles in the room, breaking the
glass in the window. He was attended by
Dr. Oyer, but the pieces of copper from tbe
cartridge, which had penetrated his leg,
caused blood poisoning to set in and his con
dition is very serious. It is feared that one
of his legs may yet have to be amputated.
Several escapes have been made by other
children in the neighborhood from similar
accidents, a number of them having iound
dynamite cartridges, but having them taken
from them by their parents before any dam
age was dpne. jv r
LADIES' MAIDS ON THE LIMITED.
Each Train Carries One Throngh From New
York to Chicago.
The limited express, which now arrives
an hour later, viz;, at 920, is not more
punctual than under the old schedule. Last
night it was 55 minutes behind time, on
Thursday 45, and on Wednesday 30 minutes
late. The fault is attributable to the heavy
freight traffic which still ocenpies the road.
Last night's train had on board a ladies'
maid, the first carried under the new regu
lation. She was a matronly colored woman,
and appropriately attired in a white cap,
white apron aud "dark dress. The maid will
run through from New York to Chicago.
This addition to the train's service will no
doubt be appreciated by the greater portion
of the traveling community.
SOME BAD SOUTHSIDE B01S.
Theyoro Prone to Plunder When There la
No One By.
A report was received at the Twenty
eighth ward station house yesterday after
noon to the effect that a number of boys in
the vicinity of South Eighth street are in
tbe habit of entering the houses of citizens
and carrying away anv articles of value
that they can find. The boys watch for op
portunities, and when women leave their
houses to go to stores or on other errands,
they enter the honse and do their plunder
ing. One of the women, Mrs. Peter Bice, who
has been victimized, called at the station
house last evening to make an information
against the lad:, but as MagistrateBrokaw
was not in his office, 'she was told to come
back this morning.
IMPK0FED HIS TIME.
A Bntler Yonng Man Who Stolo 8350 In
Mr. Boyd, of the firm of Boyd Bros. &
McCalla, of Butler, Pa., was in the city last
night making arrangements to have James
Grover, the absconding bookkeeper of the
firm, who was captured in Chicago the other
day, brought back for trial.
He was given the necessary instructions
in regard to securing requisition papers, and
a Pittsburg officer will go after Grover as
soon as they are procured. Mr. Boyd savs
Grover was in their employment only three
months, but in that time stole $350.
Ban Away From the Asylum.
Four boys who ran away from the Soldiers'
Orphan Asylum at TJniontown.were arrested
last evening by Lieutenant Creamer and
confined in the Nineteenth ward police sta
tion. They gave their names as Thomas
Snyder, from Waynesburg; Joseph Charles,
who refused to tell his home; William
Stewart, from Beynoldsville, and Otto
Fries, from New Castle. 'They will be sent
to TJniontown to-dav.
Hunter' Fore Ketchup.
About six weeks ago there appeared in
The Di3patch a special article, one of a
series upon the question of food adultera
tion, in which it was stated that salicylic
and mineral acids were found to enter
largely into tbe composition of many of the
ketchups now on the market To meet the
want of a pore tomato ketchup Mr. J. W.
Hunter, of Wheeling, prepares an article,
sold to tbe trade hereabouts by T. C. Jen
kins, which is guaranteed to be free from
adulteration, as will be seen by reference to
an advertisement in another column of The
Dispatch. In it is contained the result of
analysis by Prof. Blanck, of the Pittsburg
College of Pharmacy, who declares that he
found Hunter's tomato ketchup free from
mineral acids, salicylic acid or artificial
tSPBAlTK 'Ck CARPENTER in
to-morrow's DISPATCH describes
the Oooks and Cooking of Asia.
BIG GAS MOVEMENTS.
Park Bros. Bring in Three Wells
COMPETITION FOE THE BOROUGHS.
The Philadelphia Main Somewhat Slow
LAUGHtlKS & CO.'S ABTIFIC1AL GAS
Messrs. Park Bros., of the the Black
Diamond Steel Works, have come into
possession of three new gas wells, ten miles
north of Mnrrysville village. The wells
are sunk 800 feet, and they give BOO pound
pressure to the square inch. They are to
be connected with the other wells belonging
to Park Bros. & Co. in that district.
Messrs. Werneberg have a contract with
the steel firm, to lay a pipe line connect
ing the three new wells with the nearest
well at Murrvsville. The line will be 12
inches in diameter, and about six miles in
length. The contractors are to proceed im
mediately with tbe work, and they expect
to finish it before Christmas. The contract
is estimated at $30,000, but be fore' the work
is completed the extras may foot up an ad
THK 31-INCH MAJ1T 2TEABLT IAID.
The Philadelphia Company, which had ex
pected to hnish their 36 diameter main line
between Mnrrysville and Pittsburg this
week, have been held back on account of
the weather, and they cannot make connec
tion until the latter part of next weefc The
gas is at normal pressure, and there is an
abundance of it, so that Pittsburg will prob
ably not be inconvenienced during the win
ter bv a shortage.
Oliver Bros., the proprietors of the Monon
gahela Natural Gas Company, are letting a
contract for laying a rjipe line between
Whitehall and Enoxville. They hope to
be able to furnish the residents in that sec
tion with gas in a very short time.
GAS FOB THE BOROUGHS.
They will connect all the residences with
their main line. It is also their intention
later to bring it to Allentown, but that is
not in the present contract The main line
will be 6 inches in diameter, and tbe work
will not cost more than $15,000.
Laughlins & Co., are going to erect four
new artificial gas producing furnaces. They
are to be immense iron structures, standing
160 feet high, and 26 feet in diameter. The
base of the producer is to be built of solid
masonry. The probable cost will be
APTEE A DIVIDE.
One of the Johnstown Scrap Bayers Com
plains of HIii Pnrtner's Action.
John Degnan, of Johnstown, one of the
young men arrested last Tuesday on tbe
charge of falsely removing old iron, lead
pipe, etc., from Johnstown, called at the
Central police station last night and asked
for a special officer to accompany him.
Degnan and William Gill, of McKees
port, made a contract with the borough of
Johnstown to purchase a large amount of
scrap material which remained from the
flood debris. The stuff was to be weighed
on the borough scales and paid for by the
ton. It is charged that they hauled it to
the cars without weighing it, shipped it to
Pittsburg aud sold it to a man named Mc
Kinley for a good ronnd sum, but failed to
settle with the Johnstown government.
Degnan was referred last night to Detec
tive Coulson, lo whom he said that he de
sired to have his partner, Gill, compelled to
divide the proceeds of the sale of the scrap.
He said that Gill had received $1,400 from
McKlnley, that Gill refused to divide, and
was at that time spending his money in a
house on .the hill. Degnan wished the de
tective to scare Gill into making an equal
division of the spoils. Detective Coulson
was not in that sort of business, and refused
to accompany the young man.
Degnan said that he intended to bring
suit against the borough of Johnstown, and
he was satisfied that Gill was preparing to
compromise with the borough officials. He
wanted that movement stopped, but the po
lice refused to aid him in his desires.
A TIMELI WARNING.
Chief KIrschler Sacgeita That People Keep
Tbelr Doors Iiocked.
Chief Eirschler, of Allegheny, desires to
warn people that this is the season of the
year when sneak thieves are on the hunt for
overcoats, and it would be advisable to
keep hall doors locked.
A number of officers have been detailed
to work in citizen's clothing, but the notice
is given so that people may be a little
Bought at Auction.
The largest auction sale that has taken
place in years was held last Tuesday, No
vember 12, in New York City. It was a sale
of tbe entire clothing stocK of the well
known firm of Messrs. Naumberg, Kraus,
Lduer & Co., and included the finest of
overcoats and suits, ior which this firm is
specially noted. Always looking for these
opportunities, our buyer was on hand. He
bought, and be bought heavilyat about one
third what the goods cost to manufacture.
We paid spot cash, and the first fast express
landed them at our store, corner Grant and
Diamond streets. We have arranged them
on twelve counters, and marked them at a
little above cost. To-day you can have a
Eick from this purchase, and at $8 buy a
andsome chinchilla overcoat, worth $15
and $16; $12 gives you a selection of im
ported English kersey overcoats, regular
price $22 to $24; also cape coats and top
coats, storm coats at $10 and $12. Men's
suits in sacks and cutaways, $10 and $12,
worth double tbe money. P. C. C C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Christmas Is Coming.
If you are thinking of buying a piano or
organ begin early to look around and post
yourselfi Prices are low now'. We do a
very large business and do it on a very
small expense. Can therefore afford to cut
prices down to the last dollar. As a result
of our reasonable prices we are selling
pianos in every State in the Union. Write
for our catalogues and we will surprise you.
See if we cannot save you from $50 to $75
on a piano. Instruments sent on ten days'
trial. Address W. L. Thompson & Co.,
East Liverpool, O. its
Trimmed Hats and Bonnets.
Special display of ready-made headwear
to-day. The millinery department crowded
from morning to night.
JOS. HOENE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Mountain Dew Eye put up in full
quarts at $1 per bottle is a whisky second to
none in the State. It is the special brand
of T. D. Casey & Co., 971 Liberty street,and
is put up expressly for family use.
Highest prices paid for ladies' or
gents' cast-off clothing at De Haan's Big
6, Wylie ave. Call or send by mail, ws
Botal Worcester, a great variety of
small, medium and large pieces, at W. P.
Greer's, opposite Library Hall.
The most effective "night cap" is a glass
of F. & V.'s Iron City beer.
Men's fine neckwear.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Filth ave.
The Tery Latest.
Marvin's Pan-American oyjter crackers
are the very latest and most delicious crack
ers in tbe market. Try them. . MW3
Men's nnderwear forwiaier.
James H. Axsss Co., 190 Fifth art.
BRErJERT FIR CHANGES.
FrnuenneliB Sg YTIsaelc, Brewer, to Be
coao a Corporation Gossip Upon Syn
The firm of Prauenheim & Yilsack,
brewers, is to be changed into a corporation,
and the sons of the two senior members will
be taken in as corporators. Tbe boys are
Ed J. Prauenheini, A. A. Prauen'heim,
Aloysias Prauenheim, E. J. Yilsack and J.
J. Yilsack. McClung and Pagan are the
solicitors who haye already, applied for the
charter. The boys have been doing the
brunt o(,the work for some time, and their
services are to be rewarded in this manner.
Their share of the stock will be $100,000 di
vided proportionately between them.
After the corporation scheme has been
consummated it is the intention of Frauen
heim & Yilsack to enlarge their premises so
that thev can brew a greater quantity of
beer. The old buildings will be, torn down
and a new structure erected 50x30 fset.
This will increase their their capacity about
30,000 barrels a year. Underneath the new
building they will fix up an ice cellar. The
storage room will hold 10,000 barrels ot beer.
Mr. Ed Prauenheim said during an in
terview: "The English syndicate offered for the
purchase of the Pittsburg breweries $7,000,
000. This sum did not reach anything near
what the brewers asked for their places.
They overhauled every firm's books and
based their offer on the profits for the last
three years. If they had bought in the
breweries at their Own figure the annual re
turn would not have boen more than 7 per
cent; that is judging from the price they
"Tbe syndicate was very persistent. I
believe they wanted to purchase the brew
eries when; it was an assured fact that the
deal was off, and beyond any chance of
going through, they hung about Pittsburg,
thinking that there was a bare possibility
that their offer would be accepted."
Mr. Ed Prauenheim stated" that the gen
tlemen representing the brewing interest
who had gone to St. Louis had no Intention
of studying any pool scheme. He scouted
the idea of a combination of brewers creating
and controling prices. He said it was un
workable and impracticable. The idea had
often been mooted in the meetings of the
Brewers' Association, but there was never a
feasible scheme proposed, and there never
will be one which will be acceptable to all
Gnltars and Mandolins.
WAEEANXED TBXTE AKD NOT TO SPUT.
The American antique oak $ 8 00
The Arion mahogany 10 00
The Conservatory rosewood, first
quality 15 00
The Conservatory rosewood, second
quality 12 00
The Washburn rosewood..... $22 to 150 00
The American Mandolin 12 00
The Washburn Mandolin $22 to 75 00
Also, always on hand a fine assortment of
banjos, zithers, cornets, music boxesrauto
harps, violins, music cabinets, accordions,
music wrappers and iolios. Everything in
the musical line at the lowest prices. All
the latest sheet music sold at half-price by
H. KUeber & Bio., No. 506 Wood street.
Will soon be upon us, and with it the long
winter evenings. There is nothing that will
make them go by so pleasantly as music
Get up an orchestra in your family, and,
besides enriching your minds with musical
gems, you will enjoy many pleasant hours.
At Hamilton's mnsio store you can get
every musical instrument or any part of the
fittings for one. It's a well known fact that
Hamilton has led all competitors in the
piano and organ trade for a number of years.
Handling instruments with a record estab
lished and unsurpassed; the same policy
will be followed in the small goods line.
Only the best of everything will.be sold.
The stock will be the most complete in the
.Every care and attention will be given to
customers, whether they wish a jewsharp
or fine Decker Bros.' piano. Before you
purchase he.spre &nd.call in at Hamilton's,
901 and 93 Fifth ave.,aud look at hi stock.
Smoking jackets and robes des chambres at
the lowest prices.
Jos. Hokwe & Co. '8
Penn Avenue Stores.
The best regulator of the digestive or
gans, also best appetizer known, is Angos
This "Week I
Dress Fronts and Sashes.
Elegant fronts and sashes in silk net and"
fringe combined-. Sashes at 12 to W; fronts at
-?6 50 to $12.
Small furs in very great variety. Real and
imitation Beaver Muffs and Ficnus, Monkey,
Persian lamb, Alaska. Mink and Seal Mulls,
wapes ana ficnus at very reasonanie prices.
Choice new effects and novelties in Curtains
and Drapery, Plush and Tapestry Table Cavers
and Fancy Jacquard work. Felt. Silk and
Plush Table Covers, Mats, Tidies snd Scarfs.
We ask no fancy prices in this department.
54-Inch All-Wool Plaid Costume Cloths. These
are very striking In effect, and wonld be excel
lent value at 1 per yard. Wo offer them at 75c
42-inch French Serges in very effective
stripes. These are an excellent bargain at 73c
64-Inch Camel Hair Plaids and Stripes wortn.
2per yard a month ago. We are enabled to
offer you these at SI 37.
58-lnch. Trlcutine In medium weight. These
are good value at SI GO. We offer the balance
of this line at SI per yard.
All the new ideas to be found in our Trim
ming Room. YarrDyke Point in all grades.
Fine Gimps atad Laces: Gimp de Gene; Tosca
Drapery Net in black and evening shades at SI,
SI 25 up to $3 25. per yard.
BIBER & EASTON.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
Never fail to cure.
80DEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the great European remedy against all
COTTGHB AND HOARSENESS.
Hold by all Druggists.
Small boxes. 2Sc; large boxes, 60c
PURE WHITE CLOVER.
A fresh consignment, superior In' quality,
from Washington county.
For sale In one-pound combs, and By the case.
12 and 24 pounds each.
JNO. A. REN8HAW 4 CO..
nol8,ws Cor. Liberty and Ninth sts,
WE MADE A MISTAKE
French. Kandrick Ene
TelepfceM Hsmber la ow iesM of Toeeday.
TheeerretBWBbertoJl if yeawastCUt
A BELIET REPORT MADE.
Wkat the BoMfcslde Jr. O. P. A. DC CeaaeRfl
Did far Sufferers Mack Oni Was
The Southside Jr. O. TJ. A. M. committee,,
appointed for the relief of the Johnstown
sufferers, met last night, with John J. Carey
in the chair, and formulated a report of their,'
work done. ft
On the receipt of the news of ihe Johay
town disaster a call was issued for a meetingy
of the American Mechanics councils of thes .
Bomthaide for the purpose ot raisincr monev '
for the sufferers. Immediate preparation-;,
were made for affording prompt relief. A '
cqmmitta was sent to Johnstown to ascrr-'-tain
the condition of affairs and arrange for'
the distribution of supplies.
This committee returned and reported tie
organization of a. local relief committee at.
Tnhnrinwn v,1 41. .!.. J. J .a
..u.... . i uiuaiuet proceeaea
once to purchase such supplies as the John-. '
town comuiiucB named as being most d--4
sirable. The total collections and don-.' -f
tions amounted to $1,071 14, and wen n. u I
ceived from Southside, Hill Top, Iron City.-J-
Acme. Smoky City and Lincoln CouncilaM'Jj
of the Juniors; Capital, Knoxville m403
Shingus Councils of the Seniors, David TCP .4
Adams, "W. C. Bernardi, collections bv AJ'1
Y- Eossiter and D. L. McDonald! Oft v
this amount 1693 67 was expended, leavlngi -a
balance of $178 47, which has since been -forwarded
for the benefit of the Johnstown -'
In addition to the DurehaM (hmmut
Bumerona donations by merchants of cloth-i.
iuKf uuuu, liiun uu eaiDies comprising;;
over a carload and amounting to $1,200 1b
A SertoM Runaway.
A horse attached to a milk wagon, driven -'
by a boy named Schmit, ran away on Beaver
avenue, Allegheny, yesterday afternoon.
The wagon was dashed against the Short
line stables, the boy thrown ont and both
his anas broken.
EOTJB NIGHT SCHOOLS are
described in to-morrow's DIS-,
PATCH by Brenan.
JtemtfoT tha Week.
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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Pmsmrss. Saturday. November IB. UBsV
Items for the men:
Items that will fully repay every
gentleman for the time spent read
One man is interested, as Sunday
approaches, in one thing, while a
hundred companions are looking
specially each after something else.
These Items will touch a few of
the varied needs in the briefest pos
sible manner, throwing out strong
Hints why men should buy their fur
The extent of the lines should ba
mentioned separately columns of
Items would fall short of even hint
ing at tha completeness of the many
Gloves, ss the snow flies, sad the
biting air nips the fingers. Every
Item standing tor hundreds.
'- Good warm Scotch glares,
and Jersey glove. 1 : a. t
Lined kid and Mocha gloves, line
with wool and fleece, .
JCjj Gloves Beaver. Otter, Seal,
Hair Seal and Monkey.
English Craven Tan Street Gloves,
In all tha most popular nukes, and H
at the lowest prices.
Heavy driving gloves, specially for
coachmen, warm and wonderfully
serviceable, sad practically inex
pensive. Mora of the best lines of Fine
Winter Underwear of every descrip
tion than you caa see in two or
three of the so-called big furnishings
"stores'' or "departments" in these
Tea best SI a garment Merino er
wool underwear you overbought.
All the finer grades of undei wiu
through cashmere, natural woov
sanitary wee!, Scotch wools, para'
silk, silk sad wool, camel's hair, tw,'
The best 26c camel's hair aad woei
socks ever offered in these cities.
Their equal Is absolutely not to ba
found. Tha same quality used" to
sell at 56c
A new Derby ribbed cotton sock,
double setc, soft sad elastic. 35c.
Ah mUNB MNlMUmk Vi Bm.jl .
A ..ill... a . J.W..M .... a& mm mm .f mm
UfB-j -tt. VMfj yiuca uioaaj -y ww
IS 36 a pair.
Saoklag Jackets Dozens of tkass '
selling now for Christmas. Every
body afrsJel the particular one they
want will be seen by the dear friend
they intend to give it to and the sur
prise wilt not be complete. Others
afraid tha oae they want might ba
eone if they put oS coming for It. ,
Others always buy such goods ?;
soon as they coma out wise plasw
The assortments are unbroken ''
their choice is cnumiteo.
HondredS and hundreds of eto.1
Antgaaekiae Jackets. Paiusaa aM L
Robes das caasBbre.
A inwwlsl drive la a harsals Ihsa.
Gloria Umbrellas, faney oxidise
bandies, best paragon xrasse, at as-
worth H at least
This leads a hundred
The latest London aud New To
Neckwear from 6O0 to J2, not one or .
two of a price, but hundreds.
And, yet, only a hint;
Geftttetaes. we' can serve. satWy .
yen and save yon money. "'Wat
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