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board, and will probably soon make a de
mand for its funds.
WRAPPED IN GLOOM.
The Bank Bnlldlnc Dreary and the Fnbtle
In the Cold President Tonus la Very
ainch Excited 8140,000 New Amu.
The affairs inside the Lawrence Banc
yesterday were unchanged. The same secret
air that pervaded the interior of the building
when the doors closed against the banking
public still hangs around the place. Nothing
could look drearier than the closed build
ing, with little piles of snow whisking
aronnd the crevices, giving it the glooomiest
appearance possible. Few people cared to
loiter abont the place.
Assignee McKelvey was within the build
ing all day working assiduously at the books,
unearthing many a sad tale of woe which
the ponderous volumes reveal, and which
will'be known to the public when the state
ment is made.
Quite a little conclave of depositors gath
ered in the cozy office of Senator TTpperman,
talking over the bank's condition. Mr.
John Williams, a saloonkeeper, who was a
depositor in the defunct bank to the tune of
57,750, said that he boarded the car last
Tuesday and noticed President Yonnjj sit
ting at 'the end of the car. The President,
he said, averted his head when he entered
the car, but he wanted to know the prospect
the officials had in view for the depositors,
so he went up and spoke to him. Mr. Young
told him, he said, in an exulting voice, that
thev (Assignee McKelvey, Cashier Hoerr
and himself) had just discovered that they
were able to realize about $140,000 on Iiong
& Co.'s security.
THOUGHT IT GOOD NEWS.
Mr. "Williams had hardly got this state
ment out of his month when Senator TJpper
man, who was intently listening, jumped up
in a startled manner'and ejaculated: "Is
that so!" The Senator appeared pleased
with the news, and said that if it was true,
the depositors will cet more of their deposits
than expected. The Senator remarked: "If
Assignee McKelvey, or some officers of the
bank who has au intimate acquaintance
with the present state of the bank, would
give us a statement as nearly correct asthey
can, we would, as a depositors' committee,
stay proceedings and wait future develop
ments. It seems to me, however, that the
men who know anything about the bank's
affairs are as cold as the frigid zone, and no
amount of misery and distress seems to pene
trate their stolid hearts so that they will
give a statement and relieve the terrible sus
pense of ruined depositors. "
A smile ot satisfaction rippled over the
depositors' faces when Mr. Williams told
them President Young's admission, that he
conld realize $140,000. A number of them
began to figure up the assets of the bank,
and things began to look a little more
roseate and inviting than the weather did
Mr. T. B. Stewart said that there had
been no new developments in the bank, but
Mr. McKelvey would be ready soon to make
a statement He said no director of the
bank had borrowed any monev from the
bank, for which he felt thankful. All
the ready money he was possessed of
was deposited in the now empty coffers,
and he was out in the cold like every other
depositor. Mr. Stewart admitted that the
officers of the institution were careless, and
. he assigns the failure partly to that cause.
He thought the information which had been
made by Mr. Thomas McCaffrey was over-
doing matters. He believed the President
and cashier were strictly honest in their
transaction of the bank's business, and he
felt certain neither had misappropriated any
of the depositors' money for their own use or
ME. YOUNG EXCITED.
Mr. W. "W. Young was subsequently seen,
to ascertain it there was any truth in Mr.
"Williams' statement. When the reporter
met Mr. Young he was in a state of wild
exciteplent, throvfrnr his hands about in a
frantic manner. HeVtrongly averred that
he had shut down on ill Pittsburg reporters,
because they had misquoted, misrepresented
and maligned him, few which he felt righte
ously indignant. H C was in an extremely
nervous condition. i
is it true, Mr. Young, that yon can realize
$140,000 on the security you hold on Long Co.'s
1 n ill neither affirm or deny the statement, I
absolutely refuse to talk upon tbe bank's con
dition: I have washed my bands ot all con
nection with tbe bank, and I am content to
await results, whatever tbey may be.
Is there any truth, Mr. Yonng, in the report
that yon put 37.000 into a copper syndicate
which finally collapsed?
At this question tbe President of the de
funct bank rushed across the hall, with both
arms extended, evidently determined to
eject the reporter from the bouse; the latter
was expecting a violent sortie on the part
of tbe President, but none look place, and
he left the vehement man to the working of
his own troubled thoughts.
LONG'S CREDITORS MEET.
A Committee Appointed to Wait Upon the
Assignee or tbe Bnnk.
A meeting of the creditors of Long & Co.
was held yesterday afternoon in the com
pany's office in the Hamilton building.
There was a good representation of firms
and individuals, to whom the company is
indebted for various amounts, running up
into the thousands.
The firm made a partial report of their
indebtedness and assets, and asked the in
dulgence of the creditors until they conld
straighten matters up with the bank officials.
A lengthy discussion as to what should
be done was indulged in, but nothing defi
nite as to how much they would get could
be determined. Mr. Long stated that they
had not time to make a complete report, but
would be able to do so within a tew davs.
In view ot this, it was decided to meet again
on Wednesday next, when the full report
will be made.
Pending the preparation of the firm's con
dition, the creditors thought it advisable to
learn from the assignee jnst how the com
pany stood with the bank. A committee
was appointed to wait upon Mr. McKelvy
to learn this. They will probably meet him
to-day, and report at the meeting on
Tbe above information was obtained from
one of the creditors who could not cive the
figures read from memory. When a Dis
patch representative applied at the office
he was refused admission. Alight-haired
youth who felt uncomfortable when off his
high stool, stood guard outside the door and
would admit only those who passed inspec
tion. The reporter was told there was
nothing to be given to the public. When
The Dispatch man saw Mr. Long the
latter said: "I have nothing whatever to
President Young, of the bank, says they
can realize about 5140,000 out of Long &
Co.'s securities without any trouble.
It was rumored yesterday that Long &
uuvc uceu trying 10 sen meir plant lor
some time past. It was stated that they had
almost enected a sale when the crash came.
SICE LEGAL P0ISTS.
A Draft Which Is Bothering Some
It is probable there wfll be several legal
nuts to crack before the affairs of the de
funct Lawrence Bank are settled, and one
of them has already been submitted to
William Macrum, Esq.
Some ttme ago Alexander Scott decided
to return to the land of his nativity, Ire
land, uui aiier oeing mere some time con
cluded to return to tbe United States. He
bad 407 in the Bank of Armagh, and
purchased a draft with it Some time
before the Lawrence Bank burst, Mr. Scott
deposited the draft in the bank for collec
tion. As soon as he heard the bank had
suspended he telegraphed to Cleveland to
have payment of the draft stopped. It is
said Mr. Scott cannot find ont whether the
draft was sent or not, and it is also said that
Cashier Hoerr, of the Lawrence Bank,
either couldn't or wouldn't give him any
satisfaction on tbe subject. If the money
has not been sent from Ireland all is well.
If it has some people think a question
arises as to whether a collection
can be treated as a deposit; alio will he be
obliged in the event it is treated as a de
posit, to pro rate with other depositors? Mr,
Macrum seems to think there will be little
or no trouble in Mr. Scott getting his money,
and also stated that so far as he knew no
question would be Taised.
ALLEGED HOTEL THIEVES.
Three of Them Arretted A Hani of Flnnder
Made at Tnelr Booms How They
Worked Their Game Elsewhere.
George Bowden.the alleged hotel thief, who
was arrested yesterday afternoon at the
Union station, for stealing a pocketbook at
the St Charles. Hotel, had two accomplices
who are also playing checkers with the bars
at the Central station. Their names are
Edward Arnold and Charles Colman, who
were arrested by Special Officer Shore.
The former is' about 15 years of age and
accompanied Bowden to the Union station.
He had a large bundle with him, bnt the
officer was not aware of his presence so near
About 7 o'clock Mrs. L. Wilmuth, an
actress, called at the Central station and
notified Inspector McAleese that her room
at the Central Hotel had been entered and
her pocketbook, valued very high
ly, containing about 7 in cash,
had been stolen. Detectives Shore
and Robinson were detailed to work
up the case. Upon going to tbe hotel they
learned that Charles Colman, au employe
had been missing for some hours. As he
was but recently employed they thonghtit
might be well to hunt him up. The de
tectives started out, and soon arrested him
in company with Arnold, on Market alley.
At the Central station it was found that
Arnold was the boy who had been with
Bowden when the latter was arrested at the
Arnold was asked what he had done with
the bundle. He said he had put it in his
room at Mrs. Miller's lodging house, No.
641 Smithfield street The officers finally
found it Tbe package contained a lot of
ladies' fine. silk handkerchiefs, men's un
derwear, etc The pocketbook stolen from
Mrs. Wilduth was also found. Young
Arnold confessed that he. with Bowden and
Colman, had come here from Chicago about
three weeks ago. Arnold went to work in
Holman's restaurant, on Smithfield street,
rooming with Colman, who is several years
his senior, at No. 641. Colman nnd Bow
den went to work at the Central Hotel, bnt
Bowden left there and went to the St
Charles about a week ago.
Their game was to steal enough at the
hotels to which they applied for work to
take them to another town, where they
would remain until opportunity presented
itsell to help them out again. They would
steal anything they could lay their hands
on, and when they happened to secure the
linen ot a gentleman guest upon which his
name was marked, they would change their
names to suit and prevent suspicion in the
next town they went to. Among Column's
effects was found a pawn ticket for a scarf
pin, put up in Chicago for $11.
How In a Few Yenrs the H. C Frick Coke
Company Forced Ahead Larger Than
Any Six Companies Combined.
Speaking of the immense strides made in
the concentration and development' of the
coke industry, a member of the firm of H.
C. Prick & Co. said yesterday:
"The Frick Coke Company shipped 200
tons of coke the first day it occupied its of
fices, corner Fifth and Smithfield, January
1, 1887. This company removed on Monday
last, November 25, to their present offices,
which are connected. with those of Carnegie
Bros., Fifth avenue. Their shipments that
day exceeded 23,000 tons of coke. One
thousand two hundred and seventy-one cars
were required for this. Standing in trains,
these would extend more thau seven miles.
Thus in less than three years this remark
able organization has increased its business
100 times over. It is said that the six
largest producers of coke in the world com
bined do uot make as much coke as the
Frick Company. All the rest of the United
States combined do not make as much. Its
success flows from the presence of organ
izing minds, and is bnt another proof that
there is scarcely a limit to the field which
one brain can fill, provided it knows how to
utilize the brains of others.
The organization of tbe company which
bears his name does not seem to be very de
ficient in that rare quality.
bOiiS 0L0D TALK.
A Foreman Gets Into Trouble by Speaking
Morris Landis, a foreman on the new
Pittsburg and Knoxville incline and rail
way, was arrested and gave bail for a hear
ing this evening before Alderman Succop
on a charge of assault and battery, preferred
by Michael Miskiewich, one of his la
borers. Landis had been directed by the engineer
in charge to put his men to work at another
place. When changing about, the foreman
was accustomed to indicate the place to dig
by tossing a lump of clay to the spot as few
ot the laborers understand English. In
thus directing a man yesterday, the little
clod of dirt was thrown farther than in
tended, and hit Miskiewich on the breast
He immediately dropped his tools, and
straightway went to the Alderman's office.
HITHER AND THITHER.
movements of Pittubnrgers and Others of
Representative Pierce, of the Ninth
Congressional district, Tennessee, traveled on
from Union City last night to tbe capital, ac
companied by bis family. Mr. Pierce will sit
with the minority, who he admits will 'con
tinue as such by a majority of eicht Republican
votes. He thinks McKtnley a better man for
Speaker than Reed, who he thinks is too
hasty and too much of a partisan to make a
good Chairman. He does not think the Repub
licans win take any measures in tne direction
of removing tariff restrictions, and is certain
that a revulsion of public feeling
will ensuo from the present weak
kneed policy of the administration. Mr. Pierce
said that the Southern delegation were in favor
of St Lonis for the big show of '92, and falling
that city they would vote for Chicago. He ex
pressed surprise at hearing that Washington
was in the race and said that the capital had
not been considered in his district in Cincin
nati at all.
J. Dayis Lippincott,. commercial agent
of tbe Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad in
this city, has resigned bis position. He will ac
cept the joint agency of the Western New
York and Pennsylvania and Ohio River roads
in this city. The former runs from Oil City to
Buffalo and is tbe old Buffalo. .New York and
Pennsylvania road. The Ohio River road runs
from Wheeling to Huntingdon, W.Va. This Is
another evidence of tbe growth of the freight
tonnage out of this city. Every road of any
prominence v. hatever now has an agent here.
H. M. Byllesby, "Vice President and
General Manager of tbe Westingbouse Electric
Company, left Liverpool yesterday on his way
to America. He has been in,.England super
vising tbe construction of the plant of the com
pany in London for the past four months.
Elmer Bigdon, the well-known ticket
seller of the Baltimore and Ohio passenger de
partment in this city, returned yesterday from
a trip to New York, Boston and other cities.
George W. C. Johnston, of James A.
Henderson & Co Is on a trip to Chicago.
In the Name of sweet Charily.
A general meeting will beheld Sunday
evening, December 8, in the basement of
St. Paul's Cathedral, by representatives of
the different conlerencee or the Society of
St Vincent dePanl, in this diocese. The
object is to awaken the latent interest in
this well-known old charitable organiza
tion. A special invitation has been ex
tended to Bt Bey. Bishop Phelan to make
A New Bridge.
The McKeesport and Dnqnesne Bridge
Company will bridge the Monongahela at
Beverton, with an approach at McKeesport,
and will soon file bonds to condemn property
for the Mifflin township approach. Work
will be begun soon.
AN OPTIMISTIC TIEW.
Mrs. Mary A. Livermoro Delivers an
MAN HELD DP IN A NEW LIGHT.
An Argument to Show He's Got to be Quite
a Superior Creature.
WOMAN K0T IS THE QUESTION AT ALL
A very choice if not a particularly large
audience greeted Mrs. Mary A. Iiiyermore
last night when she made her appearance at
the Emery M. E. Church, at East Liberty,
to speak upon "A Dream of To-morrow."
She treated her peculiar subject in an ex
tremely optimistic way," and if her dream is
realized, this world will in a few years be. a
marvelous place, indeed, and man about as
enlightened and all powerful as Sir Thomas
More's perfected Utopianism.
Her lecture was interesting and she held
tbe attention of her auditors until the end,
when she was warmly applauded.
She likened man to the master and crew
of a man-of-war, who started on a voyage
with their orders sealed, and each, successive
movement was made known to them when
the previous one had been completed; that
each one followed naturally upon the other,
and that as one goal neared completion
there was gained some idea of what was to
be required next Mrs. Iiiyermore thought
that the state ot civilization to which the
human race had attained, was the develop
ment of the reforms begun by Luther in the
sixteenth century. Everything has its time
and gives a hint of what is to follow,
so that men now watch the signs
of the times so carefully that
when )xnj event transpires they are not
surprised. Man to-day, she thought, be
lieved as firmly as ever in a future life, but
no one could tell what the future had in
store for civilization. You can make re
searches and learn what nations advanced
certain branches of civilization, but you
learn only to copy. Greece gave to the
world art, and Borne the law. But it was
only in the sixteenth century, she said, that
civilization really, began, and it steadily has
FEBI0D3 OF PBOOKESS.
More progress had been made in the last
300 years than was made in the 1,000 years
preceding the sixteenth century, and al
most anything might be possible in the next
300 years. But such strides recently have
been made in thedevelopmentof civilization
that the lecturer declared that the man who
had lived during the last SO years was older
than Methuselah, in that he knew more and
was kept on the qui vive at all times in or
der to keep informed as to what was
The civilization of the present is chang
ing, and is much richer than that of the
past, she said, because of tbe new agents in
troduced. The brain is larger and of finer
fiber, and capable of higher development
than the brain of men of other ages. A new
kind of brain is being developed in which
is' contained, according to German philol
ogists, six senses.
Civilization to-day is in its infancy, but
is growing very mnch faster than it had
grown for many hundred years before. Man
had gone through two stages of civilization
and was now in the third and highest stage.
He was created like a marble statue. The
first stage was to make a soft pliable cast of
clay that would not last; the second was
when the plaster mold was made, a little
stronger and more lasting, but without a
fine finish. The third stage is that which is
now being undergone and which has been in
proeess of development for hundreds of
years; that is, making the actual statue, the
artistic work that would last and be more
and more admired the longer it lasts.
The present state of civilization gives a
hint of man's destiny, his ancestry and his
future. Mrs. Iiiyermore said, and showed. that
heis of God. Thatbeing the case, she sawno
reason wny be should not nave many senses
more than the original five. He had al
ready done much in the way of making
labor saving machinery, and was rapidly
obeying God's command to conquer the
world. He had educated his hands and re
inforced them, and was continually adding
But his brain was wearing out his body
and a better system of living Bhould be
taught and studied. Thus both body and
mind would be benefited.
MUCH TTNDEB MAN'S CONTBOIi.
Man now reaches for everything and has
everything but electricity under his control,
and that very nearly so. He did not start
out, she said, to overcome nature, but now
sought to ascertain how God made the
world. Sbe instanced many things to show
the great advancement made in recent
years, and mentioned among others to come
the submarine torpedo boat and the odorless
and smokeless gunpowder. These would
put an end to war, she said, as they meant
only national assassination, and would
put the world on a peace basis;
the aerial ship and the magnifying
glass, twice as powerful as the mioroscope,
all of which are now being experimented
with and are to be considered probabilities
of the near future. God is infinite, she said,
but was man's power limited ? She thought
with Edison that his power was limited to
his bodv, which was not properly cared for.
Mrs. Livermore spoke-strongly in favor of
physical education and said that when we
know bow and what to eat, lives will be
longer and the time will come when the veil
will be rent so that we can see beyond and
can say that we know that the teachings
of God were truths. The distinctive
characteristic of the nineteenth century, she
said, was that it was humane, and she men
tioned numerous cases, from the Chicago
fire to the Johnstown flood, to show the
spirit of charity of which the people were
possessed. This age prefaces and presages a
Tbe people will rise up and suppress the
liquor evil, dishonesty and immorality.
Ages waited for this nation, which was an
earthly mortality. What we have begun
others would finish, she said.
The Police Think That Robert Denn Was
So Sorely Assaulted Only by WhUky.
Robert Dean, the glassworker, who was
picked up in an unconscious condition on
Saturday night under the Lake Erie rail
road trestle at the foot of South Thirteenth
street, is still m a critical condition at his
home near the head of South Seventeenth
For a time there appeared to be a proba
bility that Dean had been attacked by
thieves, as none of the money which his
wife claims he received from Chambers &
McKee, at Jeannette. was found on his per
son. Inspector McKelvey said last night
that, as far as his "knowledge of the case
went, there was no circumstance, connected
with the case on which to base even a
thought of robbery or attempted murder.
The man, he thought was drunk, and fell
at a dangerous place.
A New Sister of Charity.
Miss Joan Shea, of Manchester, Alle
gheny, has been received in the Order of
the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, on
Trov Hill. The habit was given her by
EtEev. Bishop Phelan, who conducted
the services. High Mass was sung by Bev.
Father Laengst. The young lady will be
known as Sister St Raphael.
Desirable OtQco For Rent
On second floor Peun Building. Bent low.
Inquire at 204 Penn Building. ws
iy MUNICH'S FAMOUS BEBtl,
and its mode of brewinar, la de
scribed in to-morrow's DISPATCH
by Edward Payson Evans, formerly
a professor in the Mlohlgan TJni-
FOE SAFETY GATES.
Tho Sonihslde People Are In Dead Earn,
est A Big Meeting To-Nlght to Protest
Tbe war against the railroad companies
by the Southsiders Btill continues. Some
time ago local pride and a desire for better
protection to the people around the various
railroad crossings got the better of some of
the prominent citizens and steps were in
aucurated to have safety gates erected and
watchmen placed at all the crossings.
Petitions were circulated, and after they
had been signed by several hundred people
the interest in the matter was allowed to lag
and the petitions were never presented to
the companies. The citizens are now taking
the matter in hand, and yesterday the fol
lowing notices were posted through the
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-seventh wards:
Notice Tbere will be a meeting of the citi
zens oi mo i weuvj-iuunn ana xwenty-sevenin
wards at the Twenty-fourth ward school bouse
on Saturday, November 30, at 7 o'clock p. m.,
to protest against the obstruction of tbe city
crossings in said wards.
The citizens of fhese wards are very in
dignant at the way the crossings are ob
structed by freight trains and traffic pre
vented for as long as 20 minutes at a time.
Alderman Avers, in speaking abont the
matter last night, said: "It is a downright
shame. Whole trains are made up right on
the crossings and the citizens have no
redress. There is no use to complain to the
employes. I saw a milkman detained 25
minutes at one of the crossings this morn
ing. A long train shifted around until it
had placed every car where it be
longed. Sometimes tne engine would
be half way over the crossing and
10 feet more would have let the
man cross, but about the time he would
start the engineer would pull up again and
prevent him from doing so. Now the ordi
nance under which these companies have
secured their right of way, provides that no
crossing shall be obstructed more than five
minutes at a time. It is high time the peo
ple rise up and demand that a few of their
rights be respected."
Another citizen of the ward was seen and
he said that some action would be taken at
the meeting to-night looking toward secur
ing safety gates. The Twenty-second street
crossing on the Lake Erie, and the Twenty
seventh and Thirtieth street crossings on
the Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston, are
very dangerous places. The former is an
extremely perilous one, owing to the new
steam ferry landing being located there.
Several people have been killed at all these
crossings recently, and human life is con
Unfortunately for the citizens, the rail
road companies are not tied down to
any ordinances containing penalties' for
their violation. The ordinances of
the old boroughs under which the
companies secured their rights of way, are
very loose and on many points are inopera
tive, so that the companies can do about as
they please. It remains with them to de
termine whether the wishes of the people
who claim to be the sufferers shall oe re
spected or not
There is talk of a general ordinance being
prepared and presented in Councils at an
early date regulating the grievances com
plained of by the Southside people.
ANOTHER GAS K0AREB.
Spang, Chalfnnt 8s Co. Bring In a 400
Fonnd Well at TallTcnTa It Will
Supply All Their Concerns la tho Future.
Natural gas sometimes leaks and so
does natural gas news. The leakage in
point is of the existence of a new gas field
and one, too, of undoubted promise. The
well on which the excitement is based has
been roaring a matter of ten days, but the
roar has not reached the trade because the
owners ot the well were busy in getting
hold of adjacent property, several hundred
acres being now covered by lease or options.
Spang & Chalfant have been not a little
troubled by the erratic nature of their regu
lar gas supply at the Isabella Furnaces and
the Etna Iron Works, and have been pros
pecting for gas territory, it being now quite
the f&hion to own your own gas well.
They finally fixed upon a likely spot three
miles north of the Bryant well and two
miles from De Haven station, on the Pitts
burg and Western Bailroad. Boring was
immediately instituted, and about ten days
ago the well came in with a rush. Experts
say that the pressure is easily 400 pounds.
The -well has been corked and the pipe line
to tbe works is being put down with all
speed and will be completed shortly.
Another well is nearly down and will
doubtless come in in a few days. Since the
first well came in Mr. James' Chalfant has
been living in a pair of gum boots and an
oilskin coat, but he has succeeded in leasing
all the desirable territory adjacent to the
it is a double economy to tne nrm, as
they manufacture all the pipe being put
down to convey the gas to the works. The
field will rejoice inthe name of "Tally cava."
Mr. Rice Denies It.
Mr. George Bice denies that he ever made
a report concerning the feasibility of the
Love underground conduit system of elec
tric street roads, or that he is going to join
the company which Mr. Love is trying to
organize in Pittsburg.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cllles Condensed
for Kendy Beading.
Bt an inadvertence in mentioning the
decorations on Fifth avenue on Thanksgiving
for tbe Armstrong memorial parade, those of
our cotemporary, tbe Timet, were omitted. All
tbe city papers took a special Interest in the
occasion, as Mr. Armstrong was not only a rep
resentative workingman, bat was particularly
identified with the press.
John Stiluvan, a brakeman on tbe Pitts
burg. Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad, had
bis arm crushed severely, yesterday, while
coupling cars near Leetsdale. He was brought
to the West Penn Hospital, where his arm will
be amputated. Sullivan is single, 22 years old
and lives in Allegheny.
There are 225 patients at tbe West Penn
Hospital. Tbe capacity is 178, and tbe physi
cians are taxed to the utmost to supply room
for the constantly increasing number of cases.
There are very few typhoid fever cases under
treatment at present.
AN inquest was begun yesterday on Michael
McDermitt, who was reported to bare died
from a spinal injury caused bv being bit bv an
apple. Testimony tended to sbow that McDer
mitt burt bis back by falling into a ditch on
Tim Halet, charged with working the
"Kinchin lay" on a little boy on Thirteenth
street, Thursday, and robbing bim of 51 65, was
given a hearing before Magistrate ilcKcnna
yesteruay, and held for court in default of
Boz Woods, colored, Is in jail awaiting a
bearing before Magistrate Gripp on the charge
of biting E. J. Harris, son of the Central
station janitor. Tbe assault was committed
early in 1SSS, but Woods has been away ever
Patrick Disken was committed to jail by
Alderman Porter yesterday, in default of 500
bail, for a trial at court, on a charge of larceny.
H. P, Yonng alleged that tbe defendant bad
robbed his chicken coop of a number of chick
ens. BT tbe exploding of a kerosene oil lamp at
tbe borne of John Thomas in Washington
street, Braddock, yesterday, 14-year-old Susie
Thomas was seriously burned about tbe bead
Joseph Haior, of Fifth avenue, made an
information before Alderman Jones, charging
Anthony Holland with surety of the peace.
Holland was placed under 300 bail.
A poetion of Henry Knepp's foot was
blown off yesterday by the accidental dis
cbarge of his brother John's sbotgun while
tbey were out hunting at McKeesport
Mrs. Sussex, of Crawford street, Allegheny,
fell on tbe pavement yesterday, in front of her
bouse, fracturing her leg. Tbe injured lady
was taken to tbe Mercy Hospital.
Inquests on William O'Neil and George
Bosewell wero begun yesterday, but continued
until to-day for f nrtber testimony.
Soke of the citizens of Braddock are afraid
that tbe scarcity of natural gas will compel a
return to coaL
Dr. B. M. Hakxa. Bye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Peas
strset, Piteimrg, Pa. ta
COLD DINNERS EATEN.
Allentown Citizens Pat in a Chilly
Day Due to a Scarcity of Gas.
THE SCHOOLS COMPELLED TO CLOSE.
A Hew Main the Cause, bat the Trouble to
be Eemedied To-Bay.
8UPERINTEPBNT WILCOX TALIS
Three hundred families, with the ward
and parochial schools, without gas, and
everybody kicking, is a brief description of
the state of affairs that existed in Allentown
yesterday. About 10 o'clock the Philadel
phia Company shut oft the gas in their main
from the top of the Duquesne Incline back
"through Mt Washington to supply Allen
town and Knoxville, for the purpose of con
necting a new eight-inch line.
The people did not know of the work, and
a general howl was raised from all parts, of
the section supplied by that main. A great
many people were entirely without gas and
others who were connected with the main on
Washington avenue, which is also supplied
by another line, had avyery scant supply.
The public schools adjourned at 11 o'clock,
and the school in connection with St
George's Church closed. at noon.
COLD DINNEES THE BULB.
There was an angry lot of women on the
hill, and men went home to cold dinners.
The telephone pay station in Allentown was
besieged by people all day who called up
the Philadelphia Company and demanded
an explanation. It is claimed no satis
faction could be had from the office. A man
naa Deen sent over to tne mil, and every
body who called up the company was re
ferred to him. This individual, it is said,
could not be found by the people.
No less ihan GO people inquired of the
company as to what was causing the short
age of gas. Among these were Thomas
Jones, Augnst Lang, C. E. Smythe and
Joseph Dietz, oi Washington avenue, John
Fletcher, William Warner, Isaac Herbst
and John K.elly, of Industry street, and J,
D. Thomas, of Eureka street They were
loud in their condemnation of the company for
giving them no satisfaction. Their patience
was severely tried. Women and children
around the fires shivering with cold, and no
way of controlling the situation. It was a
pretty cold day, too, for a game of "freeze
out," but the company held the best hand,
and the citizens could do nothing but com
plain. They did their share of that, how
ever. WHAT AIT OFFICIAL SAID.
Superintendent Wilcox, of the Philadel
phia Company, was asked last night about
tbe matter. He said the people would get
their supply to-day all right The connec
tion was made last evening and the gas was
turned on again.
"What have you to say abont the general
rumor afloat to the effect that there is a
shortage of gas?" asked the reporter.
"Just this. We had four pounds more
pressure to-day than we have had this win
ter, and we have added a new line within
the last week."
"Co you anticipate a shortage this sea
son?" "No, sir; wa are increasing our source of
supply by adding new lines, and we expect
no trouble. The people of Allentown made
no complaints to me to-day about the con
dition of affairs. I kept a man over there
all day for the purpose of answering
questions and seeing that everything! went
along all right"
That Clothes tine Fight.
Harriet Williams, of Clay alley, had a
hearing before Alderman Bichards yester
day on the charge of aggravated assault, and
battery preferred by Mattie Miller and was
committed to jail in default of $500 bail for
No Tiro Ways About It.
We've seen so many imitations of our
method of advertising that we have deter
mined to offer the public a bargain for to
day which will once for all prove that we
are the real leaders of low prices. Now let
these imitators of the P. C. C. C. follow, if
they can. We will sell 1,000 overcoats at
$12 to-day, consisting of five styles of goods,
200 overcoats of each style. The goods are
chinchillas, kerseys, beavers, castors and
meltons $12 buys one of them to-day.
They are the greatest bargains ever offered,
and other stores sell these overcoats from
$20 to $24. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant" and Diamond streets, opp. the
'new Court House.
PIANO 8150. PIANO 860.
830 Organ 830.
An excellent 1lA octave piano at $150.
A 6 octave piano for $60, ana a sweet-toned
parlor organ good as new at $30. Call at
the music store of J. M. Hoffmann & Co.,
537 Smithfield street Fine holiday stock
of the celebrated Sohmer pianos, the superb
Colby pianos, and Newman organs. Save
money by buying at 537 Smithfield street.
Cnpo and Storm Overcoats.
A special sale of them at Kaufmanns' to
day. Prices for storm overcoats from $3 to
$25; prices for cape overcoats from $9 to $30.
These prices include the very latest and
best materials: English chinchillas,
elysians, Irish friezes, Scotch cheviots,
Sedan montacnaci with or without silk
lining, and fitting perfectly. Merchant
tailors will ask you double the prices we
sell them for.
Rich, Elegant Plates.
Now is the time to select We never had
so many from 25c up to $25 each. They are
marvels of beauty and design. Call early.
152, 154, 156 Federal st, Allegheny.
Gents' Winter Gloves.
Scotch wbol, jersey, Angora and fleece
lined gloves dozens of styles and scores of
grades. The largest lines and lowest prices.
Jos. Hoeke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
If Yon Want an Overcoat,
Remember that Kaufmanns will "discount
from 16 to 20 per cent the price of any gar
ment advertised or offered by any compet
ing house. This is no bluff, but a stern
5 oct parlor pianos, $44.
li oct upright pianos, $160.
Store open all day Thursday and every
night till 9p.it.
Echols, McMttrbat & Co.,
123 Sandusky st, Allegheny, Pa.
Kid GIoto Bargains !
Colored and black, 5 and 7 hooks, in 6
and 6 only 68c. reduced, from $1 and $1 25,
at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
Do you'want a drum for the little folks, a
mandolin or banjorine for the girls? Go to
Hamilton's, open every night till 9 o'clock.
NattjeaIi wool underwear.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Gas Fires, Gas Stoves, Gas Kaases.
O'KeefeGAS APPI.IA1TCE Co.,34Fifthav.
"F. & Vs. Pittsburg beer grows in favor
every year. Kept by all dealers.
Ovebcoat day at Kaufmanns to-day.
Ovebcoax day at Kaufmanns to-day.
QBBHARDT, THE GLUT
TON,, is the title of an amusing
story for the little ones, by Ernest
H. HeiHriche, in. te-BMRGw'a DiS
PATCW., , , . ,
Interesting Sessions to be Held hi the South
side Presbyterian CharcaC
A Sabbath School Institute, under the
auspices of the Presbytery of Pittsburg,
will be held in the Southside Presbyterian
Church, corner of Sarah and South Twen
tieth streets, on Monday next at 2:30 and
7:30 P. M. In the afternoon Mr. Samuel
Hamilton will address the institute on
"Sabbath School Discipline;" Mr. E. D.
Gray will speak on "The Primary SchooL"
The evening session will be addressed by
Bey. Dr. J. D. Moffatt of Washington,
Pa., and Prof. M. B. Kiddie, of the Western
DULL DAI AT C0DBT.
Lawyers to Whom Turkey Clang With
Thanksgiving seemed to have set harder
on lawyers than other people. Nearly all
were yawning, and at 3:15 o'clock P. si. W.
K. Jennings, Esq., was in a stat of mind,
having just learned of a great fire in Bos
ton. Dullness was so dense about the Court
House that you coqld cut it with a knife,
and Messrs. J. E. McKelvey and W. P.
McCook were inquiring whether it was the
intention ever to letup on the Lawrence
For the holidays at Hamilton's Music Store,
Nos. 91 and 93 Fifth avenue. This well
known house is determined to outdo itsell
this holiday season, by giving to its patrons
specially low figires and easv terms. The
business, always increasing, fs larger than
ever this year, and all because the goods
handled are well known and give perfect
satisfaction to each purchaser. If you want
a good piano at moderate price, go to Ham
ilton's. He will sell you one from $175 up
$500 to $800, or an organ at $47.50 up to
$750; and these are good instruments for the
money ; they will go to you warranted to stand
ana ao just as promised. An ouuit, stool,
scarf and book, goes' with each piano and
stool and book with eachorgan. For the
benefit of holiday purchasers, this store will
be open till 9 o'clock T. M., till January 1.
Place your orders for Christmas delivery
now, before the rush commences.
A noma Security.
In making an investment or niacins
.money it is always wise to satisfy yourself
on the question of safety. In the appoint
ment of a guardian, executor or trustee, the
question ot responsibility and security is
equally important The administration of
trusts of all kinds by an established and ex
perienced institution possesses many ad
vantages over a personal administration.
We have such "A Home Security" in the
Safe Deposit Company of Pittsburg. This
company has been doing business in our
midst for more than 20 years, and is
thoroughly fitted for the care of estates and
trusts by long experience, large capital as
security, and a management entirely free
from every feature that would in any1 way
imperil trust funds.
Pea Jackets aad Vests at 84 36.
They're made of heavy chinchilla, well
lined, and tbe coats alone would cost yon $7
elsewhere. Kaufmanns' will sell yon the
coat and vest for only $1 50. to-day.
Use Angostura Bitters, the world-renowned
South American appetizer, of ex
Overcoat day at Kaufmanns' to-day.
Oveecoat day at Kaufmanns' to-day.
J LIFE'S G-BEAT PLAY, as
viewed at Charing Cross, London,
is 0x1110186(1 in to-morro-wJs DIS
PATCH by Joseph Hatton, the
IMPORTANT ART SALE
HENRY AUCTION CO.
Now on Free Exhibition,
EXTBAOBDINAKr -:- OIL -;- PAINTINGS,
The private collection belonging to
OP NEW YORK.
Kor a number of years past Mr. Bode has
been recognized as an importer of .valuable
paintings, a most liberal patron, and an excel
lent connoisseur. His art rooms have been
visited by thousands of lovers of paintings,
whose criticisms and commendations bave been
most flattering of the collection and collector.
About one year ago Mr. Bode concluded to re
tire from business, and with that object in view
purchased at tbe various art centers of Europe
IastaumAeraxew additional ureiceptionally
fine works In order to complete tbe collodion
and to be able to present .for disposal by auc
tion his gallery to his friends and the public as
one of rare excellence, embracing a wide range
of prominent names and a pleasing array of ob
jects. We are authorized to state tbat it has bees
to gratify a lore of art rather than any mer
cenary motive that prompted the owner to
gather this collection. They will be
433 WOOD STKEET,
Tuesday and Wednesday,"
December 3 and 4, 1SS9,
--At 730 o'clock each evenlBg.
Among tbe most Important foreign paintings
examples ot Troyon, Bousseau, Prof. Sun
derland. Anders Francois Jlosln, Prof.
Herpfer, Ancelettl, Henner, Dettt,
Tbeo. Weber. Polez, Scbmutzler
and many others of equal
DANIEL A. MATHEWS, ot New Yoke;
This sale is peremptory and without reserve.
Never fall to care.
80DEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the ereat European remedy against an
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS.-
Sold by all Druiate.
Small boxes, 25c; large boxes, 50c.
FRENCH, KENDRICK & CO.
THE CHINA STORE,
Opposite the City HaH.
NEW HOLIDAY GOODS
Arriving almost daily. It is worth yer wall
to call, Tbla belsg our first beilday display,
all goods are absolutely new, as we bare bo car-rleu-over
rpHANKSCUVHIfi-MINCB MAT, PLUM
I pwkHng, fruit i1lipulllu,
KaTtTliRM. pulld ssrs. tiai dates, Florida.
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PENN AVENUE STORK?
PrrMirao, Batnrday. November W
" . . "'
The largest and finest selection of fln3
in tnese aura. !
Wa mmlit li.vifl wl.1. . -wr.
of anDreciatJon on tha mrt .r ... .i--i
But now that the weather ia telling' ttecyWV
-w. . .. bwi yU, uugwn Mor0 ffiepW)lJ1(
jiBj.iu.kiuo a pencil outline sketch.
noma sumcewsay the stock Is abselatslyij
wiuyiokc. Am, he a utue more.
Berfn with seta. Sets ih.ii. --. 6.,i
Special shades of Beaver, seen nowhere"
ruacx. .nine ana .Natural Lynx. -Red
and Surer Fox. -S
Black and Brown Martin.
Imperial Rnssian Sable.
Seal, Persian Lamb and Astrachan Cuffs.
ova .eloou, xiais ana Jiags. -.
Shoulder Capes by hundred In every known f
fur. in all grades from tbe SI0 Astrachan to
the 550 Imperial Russian Sable. Rangs
enough, surely, and fancy price? no Known.
The best fitting Jackets made in Persian
Lamb, Seal and combination Persian Lamb and
Fine Seal Mantles, Sacques and Newmarket
Only the best, but the lowest prices possible.
Just to hold your attention to oar ,i,
Holiday announcement. The goods Jiv
are here. You know about what tot. j
expect when such announcement " -
appears in our column. - - "j-JSc.-
Whs a iinfjSBn
prices. y y
Many in numbers, beautiful In style ai''
hbIso, excellent in quality and low In prieeaA
In such a stock surely there is a wMa rt of -price
within these limits, fl 60 to J87 M.? ABK'
new, the latest in handles and tbe very best la
covers. Special umbrellas for tbe chilirea." .-
A Urge line of Canes. The style ahow
by the best New York "Fnrnisheri.
QENT81 FURNMmKax. . t(
How the Gloves did sell yesterday. J
will sell to-day. A good snare of those oIHse'
trade will turn incur direction. We-are
pared for it. Fins pearl shade eventec sjMveaK'
to tbe fleece lined, to the woolen gloves te't&S
Fur cloves. And wa slcla but starllU WZ??f
crossing the stream of elove-wants. Ont Mmmaa
are best and cheapest aad yon bars As lugijt
ruBgo oi cnoice aere. -
Some barzatn ia Xea's Moris XaXsn?
wera'SSo- to 75c odd lots wo call, taasL:
Holiday Night BWns. all new and ayes
cIhsIto novelties. '
Anyone of, tho many lines of neckwear wsr
carry is equal te
the average far
Bnt we carry T
complete lines of '
the best American
neckwear and Sv
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uest Xijipan. uorrv j. :
uooas ail nere. - i "
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TMt dtfortmmt ose wxa 9 cclock P. JL'
IDS.. HDRNE. 2. W
(HMK P JEXNTAVEKOTL
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OUR'CAPACIOUS ,. . rf
CLOAK AED'SUIT ROOMS;:
Oansests is ateest eals variety far
LADUK, Xmgma aad CHILDREN.
PlaskJacks. extra, lmurt CIS.
Mash Coats. W, 38 wa 48 inch lengths. atMJ
6 9.taxSoeteM. m.',
uefjaat aim, svum ceats at ass to rat.
.novelties! rwa Jackets with .
Vases. cetMra aad TmsIf, etc
TS are sele
wtta mat oar
pockets, ei, uo i
Alargs vvrebas of French Braided
"Wraps sKd aader v4e at J1S upi
Bwtta Cheviot Jackets. i
heavy weights. Maek Bearer and Di-
tiKMH ia eaium sua.
asjsaat Jackets. Maty of these at re!
CaM ia Plush. Astrachan.
, fssssan lamb, etc, in low, .
as as flrade.
V fy ' t ZHZ
5 atf .jo; MARKET STRira
caJBry drssslac. Og
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