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uinithe treat London dailies, sometimes tak-
'.inc id a whole side oi the caper, and at tbe
advertised date the application lor stock
I1TVESTOBS "WAIST TO GOBBLE.
"Frequently applications for many times
the whole issue are made in a few hour. I
recall one case while I was oyer there where.
-within four hours, after the opening of the
subscription books 530,000,000 were sub
scribed for a $5,000,000 company and the
shares at once reached 300 per cent pre
mium. The ability with which these mat
ters are managed shows the most consummate
EKiU, a thorough Knowledge oi me condi
tion of the market and a perfect touch and
sympathv with the investing public. After
3 the lists are closed, the .Board of Directors
make the allotment of stock and have the
power to favor whom they choose. Thus
the companv is launched, the syndicate and
promoter take ont their profit and the vender
lis purchase price and the British public
within a vear or two finds out whether their
investment is cood or bad.
"It" the public does not take kindly to the
new enterprise, and the underwriters are
compelled to take up the subscription (there
are generally several of them, and all with
large, powerful connections), the shares are
listed and the market manipulated until the
Btock can be safely unloaded. This part of
the business requires the most astute brok
ers, but it is successfully done,and the re
quirement has in consequence evidently been
ULTIMATE BESULTS FORECAST.
"What do you think, Mr. "Weil, will be
the ultimate result of these investments, so
far as the investors are concerned will they
make or lose?"
"That is a question which only the logic
of events can correctly answer. All else ,is
speculative and merely an opinion. It oc
curred to me that while the percentage of
first-class institutions which have been
taken over from this side is very large,
almost all. in fact, being good going con
cerns, earning large profits, and at the price
sold would pay a lair return on the invest
ment, yet by reason of the loading during
the interval elapsing between purchase and
the bringing out of the new company, many
will stagger under the additional burden.
Ton will at once appreciate that 20 per cent
added to the whole price, which never goes
into the treasury of the company,
is a large amount of unproductive
cipital on which to earn dividends, while
the management is necessarily more ex
pensive, and the former owners, with two
thirds of their plant trsnsrerrert into cash,
are yery likely to make new investments
and connections which will detract .their
attention from the business, and their in
terest may not be so undivided as when
they were the owners of the whole enter
prise. The English investor is satisfied
with a much smaller return than we de
mand, and if the middlemen have not been
too grasping, ana the venders remain faith
ful, the result may be satisfactory."
SOUP.CES OF CAPITAL.
"Where does all this capital come from?"
queried the reporter.
"I gave that question some investigation
and concluded it was from tbe whole
European Continent the money came. In
vestors are afraid to go into new enterprises
so long as the present armed neutrality of
the srreat powers continues. War would
depreciate their investment, if it did not
wipe it out altogether. Thisistrue of enter
prises in England, Germany, France, Rus
sia, Holland, and in fact ail the European
Powers. A war between any of the Powers
would be likely to involve others, hence the
fear of investment in any of those countries,
but the United States is not in any such con
dition, and its industries will be benefited
by a European war, while the returns are
sedncingly large; London being the money
center of the world, the world sends its
money there for investment, and at present
American industrial enterprises are the
fashionable and favorite security."
A BIO CHOP FOB SALE.
"Are many of our industries for sale?"
"I was informed by the manager of one of
the largest institutions operating American
industries that he had enough propositions
of sale on his desk to bring out a new com
pany every Saturday for four years. All of
the best syndicates and promoters are filled
tip with options. Many parties are in Lon
don claiming to have options and negotia
ting the same who are not authorized to do
so, and several cases came under my own
observation, when I cabled over to verify
my suspicions and had them confirmed. The
commissions on these sales are so large that
there are hordes of so-called agents scouring
the country, and the least intimation of a
willingness to sell is interpreted into an op
tion, and the agent proceeds, hoping if he
brings tbe parties together to get bis reward.
Manv sales have been spoiled in this way."
"Hnw long do you think this craze will
"There are already some evidences of a
diminution in the speculation in American
securities or rather in the stocks of English
companies ownmir American enterprises,
bnt in certain lines it will continue for a
AMEBICA2T BBEWIBIES "WANTED.
"Breweries are still great favorites, dis
tilleries equally so, while mines are picking
tip very much. Any great specialty manu
facturing enterprise, if of long standing
and good reputation with a growing busi
ness cau be placed. Stocks of a speculative
character are sought lor more than conserva
tive investment, well secured, but yielding
a proportionately smaller return."
"How is the trust idea regarded in En
gland?" "The opposition to combinations in En
gland is nothing as compared to this coun
trv. Trusts in the necessaries of life are
tolerated with composure. "While I was in
London there was an immense Bread Trust
formed which has taken over almost all the
bakeries in the United Kingdom.
"In discussing the subject with gentle
men seemingly well informed I found that
they regarded these combinations not in
imical to tbe public, but they thought
they frequently worked hardships upon the
individual competitors, those who would
not enter the organization. This Bread
Trust was brought out as a pub
lic company and the stock was
subscribed for the same as any
. plher organization. The chief difference I
could observe between our trusts and those
in England' was the boldness of the latter.
All of their companies are usually operated
tinder the same name and one charter in
stead of the manner in which we proceed
here. Combinations there, I believe, are
even more prevalent than here."
"What about the proverbial slowness of
the English financier?"
"This reputation I am inclined to attrib
ute to the great number of middle men and
the difficulty they have in approaching the
(great houses. When once you get to the
top, delays are exceptions rather than the
"The middleman is the pest of English
financiering; he isubiquitous, full of prom
ises, always sanguine and sees success just
beyond his grasp, barely eluding but some
how always escaping his vociferous efforts.
"Almost every man of influence in the
city trades upon the same, and expects a
commission if he introduces you to anyone
with whom you transact business. 'The
prevalence of the tip in one form or another
may be detected throughout the English
social, business and political svstem. The
trade upon their position, "perquisite" to
the official, "allowance" to the princes, and
finally "crown prerogative" to the Qneen;
but it is the same old tip all the wav
through, changed in name and amount
"What evidence, if any, did you find that
English syndicates were trying to monopolize
any American industries?"
"None whatever. This impression has be
come current because of the options and
purchases aboTe alluded to. I know of no
two concerns over here that are owned by tbe
same parties, except two or three breweries
purchased in the same cityforconsolidation.
The industries purchased are bought to sell
.again by the methods above ontlined and the
'Stock is Tmrrhnspd and owned in Kmnll
blocks by people scattered over the conti-
A W.C.T.U. SECESSION.
The Kori-Partisan Members Contem
plate a Rival Organization.
AN EX-OFFICER'S SPICY COMMENTS
She Thinks the Petticoats Should Stay Oat
A SET OP QUESTIONS PK0P0DKDED
The dissatisfied members of the 'Women's
Christian Temperance Union are making
great strides in the direction of a rival or
ganization. The dissatisfied members, that
is those who are opposed to making the W.
C. T. U. a partisan and sectarian organiza
tion, feel that the time for decisive action
has cume, and are putting forth all their
energies toward the formation of a society
that shall have neither of these objectional
features. In pursuance of such an object, a
great deal of literature has been circulated,
but up until last week nothing of a decided
nature was sent out. Then a letter was
written, copies of which were sent out all
over Pennsylvania. One of these copies fell
into the hands of a Dispatch reporter last
night. It is as follows:
Ab officers of the Bureau of Correspondence,
created in the parlors of the Collonade Hotel,
Philadelphia, Friday evening, October 11. 1SS9,
we snbmit to you the followinc questions as tbe
most direct way to ascertain the will of the non
partisan ladies of Pennsylvania:
First Do you approve of a non-partisan
Bolicyinthe Women's Christian Temperance
Becod Do yon expect the W. C. T. U. will
ever return to such a policy T
Third By longer remaining in a society
auxiliary to a partisan organization do we not
make ourselves parties to wrong?
Fourth Do you think it desirable at a time
in the near future to call a State conference of
non partisans to consider a new organization T
A LEADING QUESTION.
Fifth If division ensues, will you join and
work with the non-partisan organization T
Sixth How many in yonr locality (or
county) are now ready to join a women's
Christian temperance society organized on a
permanently non-partisan and non-sectarian
Please ascertain as quickly as possible and
report in a week to the one sending you wis
letter. Add anything remarkable. Give your
Mrs. Harry White, President.
MISS M. S. Shxpabd, Secretary,
Mansfield, Tioga county. Pa.
The above letter covers the ground pretty
thoroughly, and shows that the dissatisfac
tion now existing can only end by tbe forma
tion of a rival society. The W. C. T. U.
ladies in this vicinity are adverse to talking
on the subject, bnt one of them, who lives
in Allegheny, and who was prominent on
the Johnstown Belief Committtee, gave the
reporter seme mlormation. one said.:
"For a long time some members of the W.
C. T. U. have been dissatisfied with the
gradual trend toward a partisan and sectarian
policy in the organization, but nothing was
done until the last State Convention, held
in Philadelphia. There the actions of those
who uphold partisan principles and believe
in political methods of work became so un
bearable that the non-partisans met and
formed a sort oi temporary organization,
with the intention of making it permanent
and national, if necessary. This letter jou
show me is from the correspondence bureau
of that temporary organization. We have
not yet seceded; that is, no concerted action
of secession has been taken, though the
Chester county ladies have withdrawn and
lormed the Chester County Christian Tem
perance League. The other members have
taken no action, but I am certain that a
powerful non-partisan national organization
can be effected."
PETTICOATS Ef POLITICS.
"What does the W. C. T. U. see in mix
ing with politics, anyhow?" continued the
lady. "II its members should make appli
cation to our State Legislature lor anything
do you think they would get it? Not much.
Another thing, there are plenty of tem
perance organizations that have men among
their members, but you never hear of them
taking part in politics. Then why shonld
tbe W. C. T. U., composed exclusively of
women as it is, do so? The members cannot
vote and therefore politicians look upon
their actions as being nothing less than
meddlesome. And look at the lengths to
which thev go. In Philadelphia, one of tbe
finest educated young ladies in that city, and
a member of one of tbe best families, was
forcibly ejected from the convention be
cause she was not of the same way of think
ing as the partisans.
"This non-partisan organization will get
as members all the qniet, retiring ladies wno
never speak in a convention because
they are disgusted with the spread
eagle oratory and ward-political methods of
the partisan members. The ladies look to
God, and not the politicians, for aid in se
curing the object for which they were or
ganized. "We non-sectarians have no interest in
what some preachers may say of us. We
have our own opinions as to which are the
weeds and which the flowers iu the garden
of temperance work."
It was learned that very few of the letters
have been sent to Pittsburg, but more are
expected to follow.
The Birmingham Company Surprise
Patron With Stoves.
Southsiders will be relieved of complain
ing about the absence of car stoves in the
street cars this winter. A large number of
stoves were received yesterday, and they
will be placed in tbe cars to-dav.
This is" an entire innovation, and the
Southsiders are both astonished and de
lighted. They are rejoicing at the manifest
decrease in the number of their grievances,
and they feel that they may yet get free
They Are Preparing for Their Conntv Con.
ventlon Enrly In January.
A well attended and enthusiastic meeting
of the Flinn Republican Club was held last
night in the Eleventh ward echoolhouse.
Bobert Smothers presided and 14 new mem
bers were elected.
It was decided to hold a county conven
tion of colored Republicans on January C.
Addresses were made by John Bell, Moses
Watson, Daniel Downey, Willim Johnston
and others. They adjourned until Wednes
day, December 6.
Father BIcGlynn nt Braddock To-KIgbt.
Dr. Edward McGlynn, of New York, will
this evening lecture in Braddock on "The
Public Schools, or How to Beduce Pov
erty." It is reported that Bev. Father
Hickey, of St Thomas' Catholic Church,
has directed his parishioners not to attend.
Accnited of Robbery.
Joseph and James Porter and William
Cnllen were committed to jail in default of
bail, for trial at court, by 'Squire Holtz
man, of Braddock, yesterday, on charges of
robbery, preferred by James Marsden.
Rev. Dr. Clark, of Boston, founder of the
Young People's Society of Christian En
deavor, will speak to-night at the Second
Presbyterian Church, Penn and Seventh.
The public is cordially invited.
A Chimney Afire.
An alarm of fire from box 97 about 9.55
last night was caused by a chimney fire in
the house of John Morsn on Bates street,
Music makes long evenings pass quickly
and pleasantly. Violins, Antes, mandolins,
guitars, zithers, concertinas and musical
Boxes are sold for less than half price at N.
Gallinger's, 1106 and 1300 Penn are. Thsu
CARRIED BY ONE VOTE.
The Pittsburg Driving Park Gives Tip the
Ghost A Disastrous Set of Expert
At tbe annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Driving Park Association, held
Tuesday afternoon, the new,. Board of Di
rectors was instructed to offer the Home
wood Driving Park for sale. The motion to
sell was carried by only one vote.
The property was bought and made into
a driving course by the Western State Pair
and Agricultural Association, which was
formed "in 1SS1. Among the men who
took stock in that company were James A.
Chambers, Captain S. S. Brown, Paul
Hacke, Charles J. Clarke and Ira F.
Brainard. These men still bold stock, but
some have not as much as at the begin
ning. The tract contained 97 acres,
all but 15 of which are inside of the city
1 imitb. The front is on Frankstown avenue.
The capital stock was fixed at $100,000,
each share being $1,000. In making the
race track quicksand was struck, and a
second course had to be laid out at great
cost. All the buildings required on a race
course were put np and a fine road house
was erected. These works cost so much that
$50,000 worth of bonds were sold. These
bonds were nearly all taken by the stock
holders. They are still unpaid, and their
interest is in arrears. The old company got
into such deep water that it was dissolved
early in 1884, and in its place the Pittsburg
Driving Park Association was formed, with
about the same membership. The later
company held racing meetings during lour
seasons with varying success.
One of the directors says: "We held a
running meeting in 1885, on which we lost
over $8,000. At the trotting meetings we
made some money. Two years ago pool
selling was stopped at the race tracks and
that cut off a good part of our income. Then
inl8S8the Brooks license law took effect
and we could no longer sell liquor at the
roadhouse. That reduced the revenue se
verely, not alone taking away the profit
from tbe bar, but cutting down the attend
ance. Neither horsemen nor the public
cared to come to the races. The Pennsyl
vania Bailroad Company promised to run a
switch to the grounds and cjrry people to
the gate. Had they kept the promise we
would have had large crowds. We had a
long fight in the courts trying to keep a
highway from running right across the
course. We were beaten in that,
"Some of our best men have so much pri
vate business to look after that they have
neglected the association's affairs. At the
annual meeting yesterday only 11 of the
stockholders were present. Those who op
posed the sale wished to hang to the prop
erty until a pool bill could be passed. Such
a bill failed in the last Legislature by only
a few votes. Mr. Brainard was one of the
men who was for keeping the ground. Yes
terday he said that be was tired and dis
gusted and was ready to sell. To vote to
sell was six to five. So far as we are con
cerned we expect to sell the land as a whole.
If it is to be cut np into building lots, that
wiiLbe the work of the purchaser. It might
be that some other racing association would
buy tbe place. It could at any time have
been sold for tbat purpose.
"Mr. Chambers tried to get control of the
stock some time ago, but it was not certain
that he wanted to keep up the race track. I
am prettv sure that $85,000 will cover the
debts. There is about $20,000 due on the
purchase, the mortgage for which is held bv
a Philadelphia man, whose name, I think,
is Lapsley. The property is valuable, and
is worth at least $3,000 an acre."
The members of tbe new Board of
Directors are: Ira F. Brainard, Julius
Yoetter, Thomas J. Graff, Thomas B, Kerr,
James B. Hyndman, John W. Martin, Dr.
Joseph M. Stevenson, Thomas H. Phelps
and O. if. Allerton, Jr. All except At
torney Kerr live at the East End. They
will meet to-morrow afternoon to act.
Among other vicissitudes it is a matter of
fact that tbe property got Into the Delin
quent Tax Collector's office, buj it has
always been claimed that this was accounted
for by a clerical error.
A HIGH LIFE SENSATION.
Mr. Bruce's Divorced Wife Kidnaps One of
Tbelr Three Children.
Mr. John M. Bruce's three boys by his
first mamage were on their way to school
in the Twenty-second ward last Tuesday
when a woman met them, told them she was
their mother, and finally took the youngest,
aged 8 years, away with her, neither having
since been found, although searched for by
She stopped at tbe St. James Hotel, and
left Tuesday evening from Union depot.
Police officials all over the country are
watching for her. She is Mr. Bruce's first
wife, and in the days of Bunnell's musuem
was a Circassian beauty therein. He mar
ried her, suffered social ostracism and finally
secured a divorce, retaining, custody of the
three children and paying her $10,000. The
case is very remarkable in every way.
THE KIDNAPER CAUGHT.
Owen Geocbnn. who Stole Tils Boy From
Morirnnza, In Custody.
Owen Gcoghan, the man who kidnaped
his boy away from Morganzaa few days ago,
was arrested by Chief Daly, of Petrolia, and
Detective Fryer, of Morganza, on an in
formation lodged before Magistrate Mc
Kenna, of this city.
The defendant was arrested on his farm
near Millerstown, Pa. The bov, however,
was not found with him. A telegram to
that effect was sent to this city,and lat night
Detective McTighe succeeded in finding the
boy at 43 Federal street, Allegheny, where
he had been placed in hiding. The father
will be brought here for trial.
HITHER AND THITHER.
movements or rittsbnrcers and Others of
The Bev. Dr. Samuel Wakefield and
wife, both past the 90-year mark, passed through
the city eastward yesterday. Dr. Wakeflcld'is
the author of Wakefield's Theology, a work of
national fame, and even at his advanced years,
preaches with a vigor and learning that would
do credit to anyone. They visited while in the
city their grandson, J. A. Wakefield, the prom
ising young law stndent of Grant street.
John H. Flager, ex-general manager of
the National Tube Works, arrived atthe Hotel
Dnquesne last eveninr. meeting formaiiv
Messrs. W. L. Eaton, D. W. Hitchcock. E. C.
Converse and other stockholders, to whom he
surrendered his position and turned over
various niatters,thereby closing his connection
witn tne arm. 10 a ojisi-atuii reporter he
stated tbat his resignation was entirely volun
tary. Pittsburg's corps of educators, Messrs.
Luckey, Logan, Andrews and Riddle, who have
been investigating Philadelphia and other East
ern schools, returned yesterday morning, and
each and all had much to say in instituting com
pinsons between this city and others, always to
the advantage of Pittsburg's scholastic accom
plishments. Joshua Bbodcs, Captain J. H. Slur
dock, Mr. Crane, a steel man of Chicago, and
Campbell B. Herron. of Spang, Cbalfant & Co.
went to Philadelphia last night to attend a
meeting of pipe manufacturers. Mr. Rhodes
said he would not be surprised If prices rose.
Bev. E. B. Doneboo's lecture, entitled,
The Rhine, The Alps and The Italian Lakes,"
will donbtless delight the audience at tbe
Eighth Presbyterian Church on next Tuesday
John Widrium, Assistant Supervising
Architect, Treasury Department, Is staying at
tne Duqnesne. He is here on business con
nected with tbe United States posteffleo build
ing. Mr. Forstenberg, who recently resigned
as chief draughtsman at tbe Edgar Thomson
Steel Works, has been appointed mechanical
engineer of the Homestead Works.
Chief Grant, head of the Erie Police
Department, brought a batch of vags to Mor
ganza and will return to Erie to-day. He will
look around a littlo wbile here.
John M. Wynard, of" tbe East End, an
nounces that he desires to become Alderman In
the Nineteenth ward.
James S. McKean will return from
Washington, V. C, to-day. "
A GEEAT TEA PAETY.
The Annual Catholic Social Event a
Grand Financial Success.
ABOUT $4,000 FOR- THE ORPHANS.
Old Lafayette Hall Again Crowded With
Wealth and Fashion.
DANCING WINDS UP THE FESTIVITIES
In honor of the orphans' tea party last
evening, Aladdin's lamp or a host of busy
people accomplished wonders with Lafay
ette Hall during the afternoon. By 6
o'clock it was completely transformed from
a plain, unpretentious hall into a panorama
of beauty, with everything in apple pie
order "upstairs and down, and in the ladies'
The dripping rain and unpleasantness of
the streets served to intensify the warmth,
gaiety and brightness within. The people,
well, they began to appear before 6 o'clock,
singly and in groups, and by halt after a
continnal stream poured in and kept pour
ing the remainder of the evening. If the
weather kept anyone at home it was a very
fortunate occurrence for the capacity of the
hali, galleries and dining-room, was taxed
to the utmost. Such a brilliant ar
ray of stylishly dressed people
and such bright and happy faces
are seldom seen. Of course street
costumes predominated, but occasionally
the glimmer of soft silk would be seen
robing a youthfnl figure and displaying
white neck and arms. Either toilet, how
ever, street or evening, was snrmounted
with an animated face and sunny smiles,
which the weather did not affect in tbe
tJernert's Orchestra ocenpied the stage in
the early portion of tbe evening, and the
sweet strains of popular opera airs played a
pretty accompaniment to the hum of con
versation and musical laughter tbat floated
through the hall.
Marvels of beauty they were. Oh! for a
list of new adjectives with which to describe
them. The first one upon entering tbe hall,
by its lemon-colored drapings and tent-like
front of architecture, suggested picnic
lemonade at once, but it wasn't tbe proverbial
picnic lemonade that was served there,
neither was it Fourth of July lemonade
"made in the shade, stirred with a spade by
the hand of an' old maid." No, in
deed; it was the most delicious beverage
and in exqusite puncn bowls tbe sliced
lemons floated around with the conscious
ness that they were in perfect harmony with
their surroundings. Pretty little cut glass
tumblers were used in serving the drink and
retained by the drinkee as a souvenir of the
occasion. Handsome portieres in dark
colors were used in draping the back
ground of this booth and a large, square
square mirror framed in bronze, with an
elegant bronze newel lamp, containing
three delicately colored globes and wax
candles, gave a subdued light tbat was very
The national colors attracted one across
the hall and there was demonstrated the
fact that American people are a popcorn in
dulging race. Very nnique and pretty were
the drapings there. The outside in red and
white hung in graceful folds, outlining a
very fascinating little booth. On the inside
the red, white and blue formed a pretty set
ting for the piles of snowy popcorn, and by
the combined use of the trio of colors a hor
ribly ugly stove became a massive pillar
of beauty, thereby proving that the
national colors are equal to any emergency.
Adjoining this tantalizing odorous booth
was one in canary color and white, which
was the floral spot of the hall. The interior
presented tbe daintiest possible appearance,
and was designed to represent a room hung
with the sott white and tufted with the
canary-colored crepe, it was a fitting place
for displaying in enormous jars and vases of
rare china the roses, chrysanthemums, or
chids, lillies of the valley and carnations
tbat were to be seen in such profusion.
Rose color and baby blue were used in tbe
construction of the fancy work booth, and a
distractingly pretty affair it was. There
every thing imaginable tbat could be manu
factured in fancy articles was on exhibition,
and dolls why the old woman that lived in
the shoe couldn't hold a candle to the num
ber and variety of sizes that were grouped
around there. Exquisite bronzes, mirrors
and vases in all the newest and prettiest de
signs were shown to advantage there also.
The lighting of all the booths was admirably
arranged, huge silver candelabra held var
ious colored candles nnder delicately tinted
shades, which softened and tempered the lu
minance to a most grateful degree.
The long tables in the dining hall were
triumphs in the art of decorations and
fairly groaned under their load of good
things. The center-pieces of each table
were rare gems of artistic skill, some com
posed of exquisite vases containing Ameri
can beauties with stems a yard long, others
were of the long-petaled chrysanthemum in
all colors, and one was a pyramid of places
in fruits. Flowers were everywhere, and
the chandeliers weie gaily festooned
with smilax. The supper or tea as
it was called included everything that
could be served cold. Turkey, tongue,
salads, ices, fruits, places, cakes of every
possible and impossible size, shape and
sort, with delicious cream, real cream, right'
Irom the ice chest. A glimpse into the
provision room revealed so many golden
brown turkeys piled one on the other that
serious doubts are entertained as to forth
coming fowls for the holidays.
The ladies in charge and their aids were
designated by ribbon badges of red, laven
der, pink, white and blue, and the service
was excellent. They deserve a great deal of
credit for the admirable manner in which
the vast number of hungry people were sat
isfied. The chairmen of the tables were
Mrs. Oxnard, Mrs. John Larfcin, Mrs. Will
iam Colbert, Miss Sne Lynch, Mrs. Martin
Connelly, Mrs. O'Hanlon, Mrs. Murphy,
Mrs. Catteral, Mrs. Gannon, Mrs. M. L.
Malone. Mrs. M. Maloney, Misses Cawley
and Coffee. A large number of pretty aids
in lovely little white tea aprons assisted
The booths, floral, were in charge of Mrs.
Gilbert Kafferty and Miss Carolyn Schmertz,
aided by Misses Flora, Agnes and Jean Ox-
nard, Bertha Scully, Alice Bafferty and
Lemonade Mrs. John McCaffrey and
Mrs. J. K. Lanaban, with Misses Kate Mc
Nulty, Annie Wilt and Sade Higley as
Fancy Misses Nannie O'Connor and
Blanch Schwann were assisted by Misses
Alice McCullough, Jennie Evans, Alice
Seaforth, May Casey and little Misses Edna
and Edith Schwann and Blanch Slicker.
PoDcorn Mrs. William Baffertv and
Mrs. Piunfcet, with Misses G. Friday Agnesj
The crowd in the hall was so large that it
was not until almost 12 o'clock when the
dancing began. By that time most of the
old folks had left for their homes, and the
young folks were left to themselves. The
grand march, which was participated in by
about 400 couples, was led by Albert S.
Totten, assisted by Miss Cecilia Fennessy.
The dancing was, continued until 1 o'clock,
when the party broke up.
Amnnr the lprerv whn wprA nwenf w.A
Bt. Bev. Bishop Phelan, Very Bev. S.
wan, jj. jj., 4'amers csneeay, JUolyneaux,
Gallagher, Conway, Graham, Koehler,
Ward, Keane, J. Kearney, O'Connell, Cun
ningham and others. There were so many
members of the laity, both Catholic and
Protestant, that it would be impossible to
name the prominent ones.
The following was the programme of the
Trio..... "As Fades the Evening Hour"
Miss Grace Miller, Miss-Rose Weber and
Miss C. Scbraertz.
Reading "Sent Back by the Angels"
. Miss AUce A McCulloueb.
Miss Rose Weber,
Tenor solo. . "How Shall I Sing to My Fair One"
Soprano solo., ...."DearHeart"
Miss Grace Millar.
Beading "King Robert, of Bicflj"
Miss Lillian Bnrkbardt.
Violin solo "Old Folks At Home"
Mr. John Gernert.
Baritone solo .NonE.Ver"
Mr. Lawrence A. Rlcketts.
..."With All Her Faults I Love Her Still"
Miss MoUie Levy.
Gernert orchestra and Miss Sadie Totten
and Mr. Charles Gernert;
About $4,000 was netted by the party for
BIO SEAL ESTATE TALE.
A Million Dollars' Worth of Deals la the
Center or tbe CUT.
While in the nature of things political it
is more than probable that June roses will
come and go many years before the Gov
ernment is ready to vacate its quarters at
the corner of Fifth avenue and Smithfield
street, yet there is much business gossip re
garding its purchase. Were it to be put np
for sale now it is stated with a considerable
degree of positiveum that purchasers would
be obliged to bid against a half million offer
irom the Gusky estate.
'The property opposite, 82 feet on Smith
field street, and 120 feet on Fifth avenue,
cau be bought, it is said, from the Splane
heirs and Captain Penney for $4,000 a foot
front on the latter thoroughfare for the first
CO feet, and $3,000 a foot lor the remainder,
Jhicb would make the whole cost $480,000.
t is said the Gusky estate offered $350,000
tor it. It is supposed tbe Pennsylvania
Railway Company will be a bidder for it,
and is now.
A telegraphic inquiry concerning the
Jackman property on Penn avenue came
from San Francisco, but Edward Jackman
says no offer was made.
The congregation of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church,' on Grant and Diamond streets,will
sell and build elsewhere should an agree
able offer be made. It is very valuable
property even should a few feet be taken
from it by the widening of Diamond street
A DISPUTE ABOUT WAGES
Ends In the Serious Injury of a, Lawrence
vllle Young" Han.
Officer 6am Miller last night arrested a
boy named Ed Conway, at his home on Lib
erty slTeet, between Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh
streets, while the young man was
engaged in a physical argument with his
father over the question of who should have
the boy's salary.
Young Conway works as an ash and rub
bish hauler, and asserts that his father does
nothing in particular and in general, but
has the annoying habit of always demanding
bis son's wages and spending it for drink.
The young man had about madenp his mind
to endure it no longer, when bis father de
manded, as usual, his salary. He refused,
and a. fight between them took place, result
ing in the son being put out of the house.
Tbat was more than he could stand with pa
tience, so he picked up a brick and threw it
through a window at his father, missing
him, but striking a man named McCoy on
the head, inflicting a severe scalp wound.
THE ACCIDENT IN THE P.B.E. TAEDS.
An Inquest Held So Far Nothing; Elicited
Pointing to tbe Cause.
Coroner McDowell held an inquest yester
day into the causes which led to the death
of Joseph Bracker, who died in the West
Penn Hospital from the effects of injuries
received by the overturning of a car at
tached to the Eastern Express on Monday
A number of witnesses were examined,
but from none of them could any informa
tion which wonld point to the cause of the
accident be elicited. The inquest will be
Slovements of Ohio River Steamboats and
The steamboat Batchelor left for lower
river points at noon and the steamboat Hud
son departed at 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Both were heavily laden with freight.
Tbe Chancellor will be here this morning
The tow boats John A. Wood and S. L.
Wood passed Cairo yesterday going down,
and the Jim Wood passed Middleburg com
ing np. The river did not reach 11 feet yes
terday. A Popular OEHclal Stricken.
Captain David Jones, one of the clerks in
the City Assessor's office, while sitting at
his desk at work yesterday was noticed by
one of his fellow clerks to reel over, but be
fore he fell was cautrht and carried -to a
lounge where a physician soon found he had
received an attack of apoplexy. A carriage
was called and Mr. Jones was taken to his
home, No. 1821 Sidney street, Southside, In
a state of unconsciousness. He is one of the
most prominent members of Patterson Post
of the Southside.
Crossing; the Continent.
Two little Alsatian girls, Maria and
Bosen Groetzen, were among the passengers
on the west bound train oyer the Pennsyl
vania road yesterday morning. They are
orphans en route to Santa Barbara, Cal.,
where a married sister lives. They left the
train at the Union station and were the ob
jects of considerable interest to the people
Opposing; the Rebel Slonnment.
Post No. 83, G. A. B., is receiving con
siderable enconragement from all over the
country in its movement against the rebel
monument at Gettysburg. Letters have
been received from Post No. 1, of Columbus,
O., and Post No. 29; of Baltimore, Md. A
determination is expressed to baye the
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two CI lies Condensed
for Ready Reading-.
According to their custom at this oppor
tune time of the year, the ladies ot St. An
drew's Church, on Ninth street, will serve a
lunch to-morrow and Friday from 12 to 2 p. m.
for the benefit of church charities. The St.
Andrew's Sewing Society has tbe lnnch es
pecially In its charge, and it goes without say
ing tbat the lunch will be tbe best to be bad in
town on those days.
A man named Philip Farley was struck by a
train on tho Baltimore and Ohio road yester
day while walking on the tracks near the
depot He was knocked a considerable dis
tance and severely injured abont tbe head and
body. Ho was taken to the Homeopathic Hos
General Manages McDonald, of the
Pittsburg and Western road, stated. Tuesday
tbat there was no blockade on his line. The
tronble, be said, was with tbe Baltimore and
Ohio road, who cannot take the cars from the
fittsburg and Western.
MicnAEL Niouseo, a laborer in Clinton
mill, West End, had a foot crushed yesterday
afternoon by a pile of iron near where he was
working falling on it. He was Removed to his
borne. No. 87 welsh way, in the Twenty-eighth
ward patrol wagon.
THE Public Works Committee is called to
meet on to-day at 3 p. jl, as tbe business
bas grown considerably in view of tbe fact that
lor lour meetings no quorum could be obtained.
C. V. Millehskt, employed at Oliver Bros.
& Phillips' mill at Woods' Bun, had his foot
crcsbed yesterday morning by a wagon wheel.
Br. Langfltt was summoned and attended him.
The McKeesport Turners have decided to
build a new hall, of brlrk, to cost (20,000. The
McKeesport men will attend the dedicatlon.of
the Allegheny ball a week from to-day.
A club for tne rearing of carrierplgeons has
been formed In McEeesport, Fifty birds have
been bonght at Columbus, O.
A HCNGAiiiAN laborer was run over by an
engine at Braddock yesterday, and bis death is
Mb. H. W. BishopJs the present manager ot
the National Tube Works rice J. H. Flagler,
Comes the Unwelcome flewslhat the
Berry Will be Dear.
EFFECT OF BRAZIL'S UPRISING.
The Big Coffee Jmporters Say That the Crop
Will be Light.
EEASSUEIHG NEWS FE0X MEXICO
A good deal of interest has been mani
fested locally in the late rebellion in Brazil,
because this city has close commercial rela
tions with that country, buying varjous
staple articles of consumption as well as
other merchandise. Pittsburg also exports
a large quantity of its manufactures into
the Brazils, and the development of tbe
conntry merging from an empire into a re
public is anxiously, almost feverishly
Yesterday a Dispatch reporter inter
viewed Arbuckle & Co. and Dilworth Bros,
to ascertain from them what effect the late
eruption in the great coffee producing coun
try would hare on the price of tbat article
oi consumption in this city. Air. Hudson,
of Arbnckle's, said:
"The present state of Brazil does not indi
cate that it will materially affect the price
of coffee. As a matter of fact the revolu
tion was condncted quietly, and as far as we
can learn directly Irom Brazil, the people
enthusiastically support the action of the
Provisional Government. If the people fall
in quietly to the republican idea it cannot
influence one way or other the coffee mar
ket; but on the other hand, if a reaction
should take place, and a series of disturb
ances follow the actions of the new govern
ment, then tbat wonld certainly have some
thing to do with sending prices np.
COFFEE ALREADY ELETATED.
"The day previous to the proclamation of
the revolution, coffee was advanced of a
cent per pound. That was caused by the
thinness of the late crop, and the outlook
for the next. So far as we can at present
discern, coffee will remain about nominal in
price and only subject to the slight fluctua
tion which is usual at this time of the year."
Mr. Barr, of Dilworth Bros., said:
"If Brazil remains in the condition that
she is at present no advance in the price of
coffee will take place beyond the ordinary
rise in prices owing to a shortage in the
crops. That the ulterior results of the revo
lution will or will not affect the market it
is hard to prophesy. Some conservative
people think there may be an outbreak in
favor of Dom Pedro, and if that was to hap
pen prices would be considerably enhanced.
"We cannot tell accurately the state of
anairs in .Brazil because tbe Provisional
Government supervise and examine every
cablegram. Naturally they will all con
tain roseate views of tbe revolution; any
message which would indicate the reverse
would be immediately suppressed. These
cablegrams keep tbe market in a normal
state, and no startling change is possible so
long as the news is favorable to the present
ruling powers. It may be different on the
formation of a permanent government.
MELAUCnOLT HEWS FOE TBE PUBLIC.
The coffee markets are strong, because the
crops are small, bnt not owing to a change
of government. It is not possible for coffee
to be cheap this winter, thongh the advance
will not be abnormally high.
"We received a cablegram from Monterio,
Hime & Co., our agents, who state that
Mexico is peaceful, and that commercial in
tercourse will in no way be interfered with
or restricted. The future may reveal, how
ever, tbe unexpected; if it does, then coffee
will be considerably enhanced in price."
From the tenor of the above remarks it is
very evident tbat coffee will be more of a
luxury this winter than ever before. The
dealer in chicory have taken an extra bitch
in their pantaloons and elevated the price,
and a sunburst of joy irradiates their coun
tenance?. Boasted maize will also enjoy a
Wbo Will be Tberef
Everyone and everybody. To-day, re
member our great Tnursday sale of fine
overcoats and suiU takes place andwe mean
to make it a grand success.. Too much rush
and bustle for soms folks to buy on Satur
days, when most sales are held, and for the
benefit of those buyers we shall hold our
great Thursday bargain sales. To-day we
offer unexcelled values. Men's chinchilla
overcoats, in blue, black and brown, at f8,
positively worth $16 to $18; men's cape
coats and ulsters, $7 and upward; men's
kersey overcoats, plain or cloth-lined, $10,
and men's superb diagonal suits, in cut
aways and sacks, at $10 and $12. Notice
that on Thursdays we sell all goods at cost,
tnereby making these sales very popular.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond its.,
opp. the new Court House.
A Useful Invention.
Much interest is being taken by the phy
sicians of this city in a case of almost total
deafness, which has been nearly if not en
tirely relieved by an inexpensive invention
belonging to P. Hiscock, of 853 Broadway,
New York City. As every known device,
and the most skillful treatment, had failed
to afford relief, the case was believed to be
incurable, and tne success of this invention,
which is easily and comfortably adjusted,
and practically invisible, is considered a re
Thompson' Gnlde to M nslc Baying;.
Every musician in Pittsburg should have
this publication. It is a large 60-paged
catalogue, full sheet musie size, 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 Bpecial 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, Or
This Accounts for tbe Dress Goods Boom.
75c for 52-inch all-wool plaids that you
would pay $1 to $1 25 elsewhere, and scores of
items like it. Fine robes at $10, $12 and $15
that are worth just twice that money.
Jos. Horne & CO.'s
Penn Avenue stores.
THE photographs made by Hendricks &
Co., 68 Federal st, Allegheny, are admired
more and more every day. People always
appreciate good work. Good cabinets $1 a
If yon want to spend $8 and want foil
value, go to Pearson, the leading pho
tographer, and get one of those large life
size crayon portraits and one dozen cabinet
photos for it. Just think, Ml for $8. Gal
leries 96 Fifth avenns and 43 Federal street,
Pbepabe for tbe holidays. Cabinet
photos $1 per doz. Extra panel picture at
Lies' Popular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st.
Leave Xmas orders for crayons at
Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street,
Don't buy cheap crayons -they will
fade. Goto Anfrecnt and get something
Lies the breath of life to tired humanity
is a glass of Wainwright's pare beer. Kept
by. all dealers. ' TTS3D.
AltAJOBlTTof people prefer F. & V.'s
Pilsner beer for family rue. 'Phone 1160.
Leave Xmu orders for crayons at
Anfrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street,
Twt at tbe Batchelsr's Colored Beekkwrfa
browsed Early VesterdsT Maniac Ia
exessable KrcMgeace Apsareot.
' Two colored men who were employed as
deckhands on the steamboat C. W. Batch
elor were drowned at about 2 o'clock yester
day morning in the river off the foot of
Wood street, and their bodies have not been
The Batchelor, of the Kanawha Packet
Line, arrived from down the river shortly
before 2 o'clock. As it approached tbe
wharfboat it was seen that the towboat
Blaine was lying alongside the wharfboat.
A line was ran to tbe stern of the
Blaine to draw it out into the river
far enough to let the Batchelor in
side. The two colored men, with others,
were on the forward part of the boiler
deck, near the bow of the boat, looking
after the ropes. Accounts differ as to the
manner of. their falling into the water. The
mate of tfce, Batchelor says that they were
wrestling, whether playfully or in earnest,
be does not know. They were Terr near the
edge of the deck and suddenly fell over into
the dark and fast flowing water. Some of
the colqred men who were on the steamboat
say that the unfortunates were not scuffling,
but that they were standing on the bow of
the Batchelor pushing with their band
against the side of the Blaine. The boats
suddenly parted a little and the two men
went down between them.
The river was swollen and running rapid
ly. However the affair occurred, the men,
were swept under the big steamboat and
were never seen again. Not even a cry was
heard from them in the water. Their death
was sudden and aid was impossible.
The men were both young. Like most of
the colored men who find labor on the river,
they had no permanent home. One of them,
Bicbard Tinsley, was 21 years old, and is
said to have come from Louisa county, Vir-
finia. The other was but a lad ot 16, whose
ome used to be in Philadelphia. His name
was Kemble or Kemblv. Tbe man who
roomed with him does not know bis first
name, but says that the lad had Tor some
time worked for a doctor In this city.
Although the drowning occurred long be
fore daylight yesterday morning, no effort
was made to find the bodies. It was appar
ently nobody's business to search for them.
Tbe aflair wa not learned by the police
until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and was
not reported to the Coroner during tbe en
tire day. Yet the bodies went down not
over 100 feet from shore. The colored
friends of the drowned men were very
greatly exercised because of this neglect on
the part of somebody. The Batchelor left
at noon for another voyage down the river.
Captala Jones Somewhat Better.
Last midnight Captain Jones was resting
easily. Dr. Duff,' his physician, says his
condition is highly favorable and that a few
days' absolute rest and qniet would insure
his complete recovery.
The "just as good" must go. Give me
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup "and thou 10781
No Sf oner Wanted
As a deposit on Xmas crayon orders left at
Anfrecht's "Elite Gallery," 616 Market st,
Pittsburg. Pictures guaranteed perfect,
warranted not to fade -and delivered when
promised or no pay. Who can or dare make
yon snch an offer? None but Aufrccht
REAL ESTATE SAYINGS BANK. UK,
401 SmtthtfelaT Street, cor. Fonrtb Avenaev
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $50,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. tts
Pratt's Great Aoaaat Beak Sale
Is now taking place at 423 Wood st
Thousands of volumes ofjtood books. Bibles
and albums are being, sold at one-half regu
lar prices. Don't mis it '
Leave Xms orders for crayons at
Anfrecht's Elite Gallery. 516 Market street,
No well regulated, household should be
without Angostura 'Bitters, tbe celebrated
This "Week I
Dress Fronts and Sashes.
Elegant fronts and sasbes in silk net and
fringe combined. Sashes at IS to Hi fronts at
$6 60 to $12.
Small furs In very (treat variety. Real and
Imitation Beaver Muffs and Fichus, Monkey,
.reman iamu, Aiaa&a uinK ana oeai juuiu,
Capes and Fichus at very reasonable prices.
Choice new effects and novelties In Curtains
and Drapery, Flush and Tapestry Table Covers
and Fancy Jacquard work. Felt, Silk and
Plush Table Covers, Mats, Tidies and Bcarfs.
We ask no fancy prices to this department.
are very striking in effect, and would be excel
lent value at $1 per yard. We offer them at 75c
43-Inch French Serges in very effective
stripes. These are an excellent bargain at 73c
Si-Inch Camel Hair Plaids and Stripes worts
$3per yard a month ago. We are enabled to
offer yon these at SI 37
66-Inch Tricutlae fa medium weight These
are good value at $1-69. We offer the balance
of this line at Jl per yard.
All tbe new ideas to be found in our Trim
ming Room. Van Dyke Point -in all grades.
Fine Gimps and Laces: Gimp de Gene; Tosca
Drapery Net in black and evening shades at f L
1125 up to IS 36 per yard.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
B. I HORHER k CO,-
&L 68 AND 66 WEST TWENTY-THOU) ST.,
LARGEST EXHIBIT OF
AimflTIO FUBNXTUBJS IN AMERICA.
Ten Sfeow Boosas filled with the latest pro
ducttesfl of tbe Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recogalied manufacturing cen
ters of the world.
Grand ExhfblNoft ot IMPORTED NOVEL
TIEfl suitable for HOLIDAY and WEDDING
PRESENTS, and far Drawing Room use and
ornamentation, at specially attractive prices.
Visitors to Hew York are cordially Invited to
call aad examine our stock and prices. The
central leeaueaot our establishment (adjoin
ing Eda Masee) makes it easy of access from
all parts of tbe city. se3B-I0S-TT3u
LOW'S ART STOVES
"THE CHINA STORE,"
m SMITHFIELD STREET,
OffXtita CJr Halt
FMNCH, KENDXICK &: CO.
Hew a Lisle CtXmi Tsrker AetsnrXWas
Give the Razzle Baasle. .
Herbert Washington, lS-year-old colored
lad whose home is in Woodstock Canada,
arrived in town from Yonngstown, O.'f'yes
terday and poured ont his tale of woe to the
Department of Charities, receiving therefor
sundry railroad tiekets and other coafort 9
He said he joined an Uncle Tom show to
apt out cute in the plantation scene when
little Eva's soul was ebbing away to tho'ac
companiment of Uncle Tom's moans of
agony and tbe poorly suppressed musie ot
he bloodhound's jaws as he crunched
ahinoone back of the scenes after violent ex
ertion in crossing a canvas river .on blocks
f jrooaen we. Herbert was to sing
-with another well-meaning and ambitious
follower or tho garish footlights. For tha
singing $5 s week and found was to be the' .
fiduciary encouragement. When they '
reached Yonngstown the manager, after an
argument with a hotel man in which the
Boniface was badly worsted, concluded to
shake the dust of the town and little Her
bert oft bis attenuated shoes at one fell
swoop. The boy was given a letter to mail,
and during the time taken in freighting
Uncle Sam with the missive the manager
did just what Bayard Taylor's Bedouin ac
complished, excepting that instead of tent
there was nothing to fold but JIarkft urn-,
breOa, St. Clair's paper collar and Uttls
Eva t clean night gown that she wae to dia
in at the next stand.
Tie boy had dollar, which got him .to
sidp, fell foul of the police, and he thus
reached the Department of Charities. Ha
was sent back to Yonngstown and given
centa to boy lunch with. Herbert said he
would spend 10 cents for eatables, and will
the balance of the money would reinloreer
bis shoe soles, in judicious preparation for
the treraeadous arithmetical task of count-'
ing the intervening railroad ties between
Yonngstown and Woodstock.
Tone Bat Wicked.
Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, yesterday
sent 15-year-old boy named Frank Schell
bardt to Morganza, on s charge of incorrigi
bility. The boy had assaulted a 6-year-old
Fob a disordered liver try Eeeeham's Fills.
Peaks' Soap tho purest and best ever mada
JDB. HDRNE i mw,
PENN AVENUE STORES ,
PirrsuuKa. Thursday, November ZL, ISSsu
"ChrUtmas is Coming." FtopU art
Beginning to" Realize it.
Many dozen Handkerchiefs, for father or
mother, or sister or brother or
Many handsome Smoking Jacket or
Dressing Gown, or House Robe has '
left our Gents' Furnishing De
partment within tbe last few
weeks. Wa know where they
are, but tha purchasers have no
fear of our spoiling the thing by
And there's many a handsome Dress, or
nandsorae Wrap laid away bt has-
'band's oc tbat will be ahapyy 3
t surprise toeomo people we cealt 9
But never mind. This is the happy set.
son of suspense. Let it spend Itself
while we spend our time (and
.some of our money, too, dear
reader), fixing up surprises for
our friends and loved ones.
These Dress Goods Departments zrstss
termlned to keep these cities' buyers la
ferment ot excitement right
along, it seems.
Yesterday they received even tha '
greatest of all-lot of Fine Bobes.
Tha greatest Bargains.
61 of them, bought from lot that reach:
the New York importer late, sad bene
the lost dignity In the prices.
They are regular tfiB to tBB goods,
but our price to-day is US. All
tha balance ot tha lot stajs In
the East, where they are teateg . -
This Kobe Department was the ploassrm1
the low-price sales; and it Is doiagf
business, that beias; ever BnCa&'
ways earns irom an sppreciawac
public. ' 'V
These three items alone would aeeeaat far
a great amount of the bl trade laths
Dresa Good Departsaeats:
THESE GO-iach Novelty Stripes at Hte.
THESE S-Uea Novelty Sttrpes and Cheeks ,
at 75c 6
THESE Slack TARTAR PLAIDS at 7S. .
(Each one is 60 per cent uader the regular
Bet thearbave hundreds of companiost,
lastaa coed for too. 'These barralas '
tally account tor it all.
Ths Flaniiel Department believes there's
seaaetUsgia the wind for It.
FlaHta tbat are met oaly heavy, bt
tt will net shrink.
Flaaaelstkat tho weather has no ter
rors for. ,
Our Dress Trimming Department la
tha largest and most completely stocked
In these dues.
All oar Fur Trimmings now in, and a
graad array they make, too. Black and
White Aaferas, tor street and evenlns
wear, are the latest "klak" la Trim-
We ca tell aa better story for oar Gloves 1
than oar Laced Kid Gloves tell. They
are 0esl ltetesert by tha doseas,
aadteli ot many other good ones.
JDHDRNE I lm