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IThe Southside Medical So-
f ciety on the "Warpath.
m. CEUSADE TO BE LEVELED
ictilions and Improper Female
IT.'ISSAID TO BE A PUBLIC MENACE
, The Southside Medical Society dispensed
"with their regular business at their meet
ing, held at the residence of Dr. F. Koeller,
last night, to discuss the advisability of
prosecuting illegal and incompetent male
and female practitioners. There has been
talk of some action being tafceu in this
direction for some time, and the only reason
it has not been pushed is because of the cry
of persecution, always raised by the bogus
physicians whenever the matter was sug
gested. The question has already been before one
of the county medical societies, and action
taken looking toward instituting legal pro
ceedings. The discussion at the meeting
last night resulted in a motion being passed
pledging the support of the Southside Med
ical Society in any steps that might be taken
by the county society to silence the people
who are imposing on the public and injuring
the medical profession.
MUCH rVTX. ACCOMPLISHED.
It is said that there are hundreds of women
in the two cities who are doing an immense
amount ot evil. They are located all over
Pittsburg and Allegheny, but just now they
seem to be practicing largely in Allegheny
and the East End. Some of the most dan
gerous ones are said to live on the South
side, and that is why the Southside Medical
Society was so ready to volunteer their sup
port in having something done. The women
are considered to be the most disastrous to
the profession. They go about making false
representations as to their professional asso
ciate., and impose on the public by referring
to regular practitioners as indorsing them.
In the discussion last night nearly every
physician had some experience to relate
wherein he had been the victim of an impo
sition, or where he had been required to ex
.cise the utmost care and skill in order to
save the lives of patients who had employed
inexperienced practitioners. As an instance
of how some are imposed upon one promi
nent physician said: "About two months
ago a lady, the wife of a wealthy merchant,
asked me it I knew Mrs.. I said 1 did not
'Well,' said the lady, 'she uses your name;
she told me she had been over in consulta
tion with and assisting you in an operation.'
Now, the people who employ these people
on the strength of such statements are
fooled, and employ women who possess
neither skill, conscience nor truth."
THE POLICE IXVOKED.
Sometime ago one of the physicians who
bad been victimized in some such manner,
secured the services of Superintendent
O'Mara, of the police department, to work
up the case, and in a shor- time a Southside
woman was traced to the East End, where
she had been working in on the confidence
of many of the best known nomen of that
section of the city. All the evidence that
could be obtained was gathered and has been
preserved intact for use in case proceedings
Some of the women are so bold as to cot
only follow the vocation of a physician, but
also ply the trade of the apothecary and
deal ont medicin intended to produce
illegal result. But the physicians are in
jured most by the women representing them
selves as their assistants. One physician
learned tha a woman had been circulating
the report that hit success was due entirely
to his having followed advice given by her
in important cases. The pnolic make the
mistake of employing them on account of a
false modesty with regard to engaging regu
It is very probable that at the next meet
ing of the Allegheny County Medical So
ciety definite action will be taken, as it is
- considered that is the proper source from
which action should emanate. The Soutn
aide Society favors the appointment of a
committee to take charge of the matter; to
collect names and evidence and to institute
and push proceedings.
HAS 0PIIOKS AEODSD ME P. W.
A Movement In Allegheny Real Estate for
Hon. C. W. Robison, the well-known
legislator of Allegheny City, is securing
options on considerable ground in the vi
cinity of the Pittsburg and Western depot,
He has options on everything from Ander
son street to Arbuckle alley or down to the
Eagle Cotton Hill between liobinsonand
He was seen last night, and when asked if
be was securing it for the Pittsburg and
Western, refused to answer direct. He said
he had options on $100,000 worth of prop
erty, and if the Pittsburg and Western
wanted it they could probably get it. It is
not at all likely, however, that they intend
to build a new station on the ground if they
purchase the property. Anderson street is
to be widened at the corner near the Pitts
burg and Western station and it is supposed
that the probable purcbasers of the property
' are doing it for an investment.
EXONERATION ASKED FOE.
An Allegheny Chnrch Want Rclense From
Paying Taxes on Scbool Property.
The Allegheny Finance Committee met
last night The report of Controller Brown
showed receipts for the month of November,
amounting to 28,944 69, and expenditures,
A communication from Father Carroll of
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oi a l . riuHu.t. .v: r
tion of taxes on the school property in con
nection with his chnrch, on the grounds
. that it was supported by public chanty, was
f referred to the City Solicitor for an opinion
as to the legality of allowing the exoneration.
The Sinking Fund Commission met and
made an order providing for the purchase
and canceling of J10.O0O worth $500 6-20
bonds, due January 1, 1890. They also can
celed $30,000 worth of bonds matured and
paid for in October.
ECHOES OP THE BIG FIRE.
Those Interested In toe ftlonongabela Bonse
Hold n Sleeting.
A meeting of owners and lessees of the
hotel was held at the Monongahela House
yesterday, bat nothing important was done.
Those present were Lawrence Dilworth,
William E. Blair, Florence C. Miller, Mr.
Hayes and Anderson & Woop Anotfier
meeting will be held to-day, when a state
ment will be presented from the lessees.
A conference with the insurance men will
also be had to-day.
HIGH SCHOOL EXAMISATIOX.
The Preliminary Trial to Commence Next
The preliminary examination for admis
sion to the High School will be held on
Friday and Monday, December 20 and 23.
Pupils from Minersville, Moorhead, Oak
land, Franklin, Forbes and South districts
wilt report at the City Normal School, on
Miller street. Pupils from the other dis
trict will report to Central High School.
Aoe examination Begins uwa. a,
The Central Board of Education will hold
regular meeting to-night.
LAWKENCEYILLE BAKE AFFAIRS.
A Bale of Long & Co.'a Personal Property
to Take Place Thursday Willis McCook,
Esq., en tbo Bank.
Long & Co.' personal property at Char
tiers will be offered for sale Thursday morn
ing. An advertisement has been inserted
in another column of The Dispatch in
regard to the sale, which will take place at
The stuff to be sold includes a large quan
tity of pig iron, muck bar, finished iron,
iron ore, scrap, etc. The sale will take
place on the company's property at the mill
The sale will be made for the benefit of
the Lawrence Hank, and does not include
the mill, which is real estate. Under the
law the sale of the mill cannot take place
until after the first Monday in March. The
sale of the iron, etc., on hand at the mill
should yield about $60,000, At the meeting
of creditors held a wees: ago a statement was
read from the firm. They stated that the
amount of personal property on hand would
yield about $100,000. The bank officials
claim this is a high estimate, and if they
get $60,000 out of it they will be lucky.
The firm is now taking a careful inventory
of every pound of iron, etc., on hand for
fresentation at the meeting of creditors to
e held this week. They are also making a
list for the Sheriff's sale. On the personal
property the bank has the first claim, as
they are ahead of the mortgages.
ii conversation with a Dispatch re
porter about the affairs of the bank, Willis
McCook, Esq., said yesterday:
"I do not think the statement of Assignee
McKelvy can be made for at least five
weeks. There are over 6,000 accounts with
the bank and every one of them is entered
in one ledger. Only one man can work at a
time on this account. Mr. McKelvy has a
good expert at work on the ledger and will
not make any statement until he is sure
that it is correct Some of
the -accounts range from a few
cents to $50,000 and no one
can form an idea of the amount ot work in
volved in the matter. He cannot assume
anything, but must know for a certainty
what he is about. So far as he has gone
there have been no discrepancies discovered.
The work of preparing the statement is
going along as fast as it can possibly be hur
ried. There can be nothing done until
As yet the date of the meeting of Long &
Co.'s creditors has not yet been fixed. The
sale on Thursday will really not interest
them, as the bank has the first claim.
SHOULD PRESBITEEIAKS TOTE.
Tbo Exercise of a Manifest Duty of Citizen
ship to be Settled.
The question of the consolidation of the
two branches of the Reformed Presbyterian
Church is again coming prominently before
the church people, and discussion of both
sides of the question is carried on with
The separation, 'as has been heretofore
published, occurred in 1833, over the ques
tion as to whether or not Presbyterians
should vote at the elections of the various
officials of the country.
One side maintained that no chnrch
members should vote, while the other main
tained that he should, as voting was more
than a mere right, and really was a duty
entailed on all Americans by the very fact
of their citizenship.
Each branch ot the church appointed a
committee of three to meet and discuss the
matter. These committees have since been
enlarged to ten members each. They will
meet shortly after the holidays and prepare
reports to be submitted to their respective
Synods. The General Synod, which is the
governing body of the new school, or voters,
will meet in May, 1890, and the Synod, gov
erning the body of the non-voters, will meet
in June, 1890.
It is expected that the meetings of the
enlarged committees will be held in Geneva
College, Beaver Falls. Rev. John Graham,
of Philadelphia, is Chairman of the General
Synod Committee, and Bev. H. H. George,
D. D., President of Geneva College, is
Chairman of the Synod Committee,
THE PEOGKAMME IN DETAIL.
What Will be Dane at the Meeting
Episcopal Woman's Auxiliary.
Programmes of the annual meeting of the
Woman's Auxiliary of the diocese of Pitts
burg of the Episcopal Church to be held
Thursday and Friday of this week, have
been issued. Services will be held as fol
lows: Trinity church, Thursday evening: Gen
eral missionary meeting. Addresses bv the
Rt. Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, D. D.. Mission
ary Bishop of Idaho and Wyoming; Rt.
Rev. Abiel Leonard, D. D., Missionary
Bishop of Utah.
Emmanuel Church, Allegheny, corner of
North and Allegheny avenues, Friday,
at 10 A. M.; Litany and Holy Com
munion; address of welcome by the Bishop
of Pittsburg; annual report of the Woman's
Auxiliary; addresses by Bishops Kendrick,
Talbot, Leonard and others.
In the afternoon a business meeting will
be held, followed by the election of officers.
At 5 o'clock there will be a prayer service.
At 7:30 a general missionary meeting will
be held, which will be addressed by the
Delegates from a distance will be enter
tained by the ladies of the auxiliary. The
final service of the meeting will be held
WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOIKG.
Some Who Travel, Some Who Do Not, and
Others Who Talk.
H. Sellers McKee and Murray Verner
occupied a section on the Fast Line last night.
They were bound for Philadelphia.
John N. Straub, ot Eberhart & Ober,
was a passenger to New York last evening.
H. C. Frick einbarked on the Limited
last night for a trip westward.
Charles J. Clarte was a passenger east
ward last night.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED,
Incidents of a Day In Tiro Cities Condensed
tor Kendy Rending.
The Lincoln Republican Club, of Lawrence
ville, held a reception last night at their rooms.
There was a programme of literary and musical
exercises and speeches were made by Con
troller Morrow, Clerk George Sheppard and
Ox account of trouble between Sergeant Mc
Quaide and Lieutenant Frank Reich the Ser
geant has been discharged and the Lieutenant
snspended by Chief Brown. Officer Fred Dlerst
has also been suspended.
The speak-easy run by Charles Beck and bis
wife, at Thirty-fifth and Charlotte streets, was
raided by Captain Brophyand Lieutenant Onh
yesterday and 15 inmates were arrested.
A Johnstown Sufferer's Gratltndr.
Dr. O. W. Sadler, 804 Penn ave., Pitts
Dear Sir Permitme to minglemy joy with
that of my family and friends, in the recovery
of my eyesight and to join with them in re
turning thanks to our Heavenly Father for
the same. My sieht, bv your skillful treat
ment, has been restored to me, so that I can
now see to read the finest print as well as I
could before losing it; so thanking God and
yon again and joining my prayers with the
.prayers of my family and friends for the
continuance of my sight, and beseeching
our Father that he may long preserve your
health and skill, and spare your useful and
valuable life, for the good of your worthy
family and the pleasure of all your friends
and for the benefit of all afflicted, as I have
been, will ever be the prayer of your faith
ful friend and humble servant,
316 Railroad street,
Cambria City, Johnstown, Pa.
Mr. Nightengale had been blind several
years from cataract when restored the first
time. Through exposure in the memorable
flood he was blinded again and again re
stored by the doctor.
A TWIN-CITY BRIDGE.
Colonel James P. Andrews ilakes a
THE CITIES TO BUILD MUTUALLY.
A Fonr-Track and Wide footway Etiuctnre
BOW 450,000 COULD BE SUBSCRIBED
While a representative of The Dispatch
was conversing yesterday with Colonel
James P. Andrews, the veteran engineer,
the latter mentioned a most feasible plan for
securing a free bridge between Pittsburg
and Allegheny. He was slightly disin
clined to alio w of the use of his name in con
nection with the plan, but after being per
suaded that the community always looked
to public-spirited citizens for progressive
ideas, he consented to the publication of his
plan in his own words.
Colonel Andrews said: "The efforts of
the Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester
line to obtain a right of way across the Sixth
street bridge for a cable railway have been
keenly interesting to both Alleghenians and
Pittsburgers. It means rapid transit be
tween two great cities, and, upon the prin
ciple that time is money, a great saving to
many. Pittsburg has been compelled to
hold off Allegheny at arm's length many
years on account oi the amount of time con
sumed in getting across the river. I don't
know whether the two cities will ever grow
together or not, but I am sure that if any
thing could operate as a barrier to such a
consummation it is a set of toll bridges, the
owners of which are too engrossed in money
making to pay any attention to the needs of
FANCY PRICES ASKED.
"The Pleasant Valley Company pur
chased its own bridge to be sure and is in
possession of every means necessary to se
cure rapid transit so far as its line is con
cerned. But the Ninth street bridge is too
far up stream to be of any material account
in the flood of travel between the centers of
the two cities.
"As to the Seventh street bridge I am in
formed that a very fancy price is asked for
it; a price far in advance of what it cost to
erect, and no bridge is as good as new after
a term of years bard wear. I have seen a
newspaper statement that the Sixth street
bridge cannot be bought for a million dol
lars, and also a statement that the Pittsburg,
Allegheny and Manchester Railway Com
pany will have to buy the bridge to change
it in order to operate a cable. As to such a
figure, it is preposterous and absurd.
FOB A NEW BIO BRIDGE.
"I could build a bridge for from 5400.000
to 5450,000, which would be twice as wide
as any bridge now spanning any of the
rivers. It wonld have four sets of tracks
and big, wide footwalks, and would allow
of rapid traction or electric cars run in any
manner and at any reasonable rate of speed.
As for the roadways and footways, they
could be ample to accommodate any amount
of traffic. Four hundred and fifty thousand
dollars is an outside estimate of what a
magnificent and substantial bridge could be
constructed for at the present time, for all
materials to be used are now very reasonable
compared with several years ago."
"But how could the bridge be paid for in
such a manner as to make it free? Colonel?"
"Why, simply enongh. The city of Pitts
burg and the city of Allegheny could com
bine with either one or two rapid transit
companies and construct the bridge. Say
that the cities each put in $125,000 and the
transit companies famished the remainder
for the franchises involved.
"WOULD BE A GOOD INVESTMENT.
It would be a capital investment and
conld be operated very economically and
controlled in every sense by the citizens.
Enough money is invested in tollage every
year on those bridge now in 'existence to
pav for such a structure as I propose as a
"You seem to be a believer in rapid
"Indeed I am. A large proportion of the
fast travel across the bridges between the
two cities would ride, if riding was fast and
reasonable. If patrons of the Ft Wayne
road could be whirled across the river and
to the depot at a decent rate ot speed thev
would become patrons of such a road".
Although I have not examined the Sixth
street bridge critically lately, I should
imagine that rapid transit over it would not
"be feasible. Over a new and strongly con
structed bridge anything could be done.
The only way the two cities can secure free
bridges is by a combination against the ex
QUICK TBAKSIT TO ALLEGHENY.
The Old Ked Cars nt the Postoffice Will
Soon be Superseded.
The Christmas present which the direc
tors of the Pittsburg, Allegheny and Pleas
ant Valley Passenger Railway Company
have in store for citizens; is more rapid
communication over their system. .
The Pullman Company has 25 cars almost
ready, and the first shipment of 10 cars was
expected to have reached the city yesterday.
An official stated yesterday that he ex
pected to see the new cars in operation
within a couple of weeks, and that every
thing is ready for a start.
A new feature in connection with the
working of this road is that the motor men
and conductors have contracted with the
company for a work day of nine hours. The
rate of wages will be on a basis of 20 cents
per bonr; any extra time called for in case
of emergency to be paid for at the same rate.
It is said that the company will call upon
the men to work longer hours on Sunday,
but this is a noint not fully decided. The
employes will be provided with a uniform
consisting of a suit, cap and overcoat, which
will stand each man in just $33 60. The
company proposes to recoup itself for the
outlay by deducting 25 per cent of each
man's wages until the clothing is paid for.
Some of the men think that the company
can very well afford to pay for the nniforms,
since it'makes it obligatory on the men to
READY FOR CHRISTMAS.
A Beautiful and Rich Collection of Jewelry,
Diamonds, Fotterr. Etc.
Messrs. Wattles & Sheafer open the first
holiday season in their new and spacious
store, No. 37 Fifth ayenue.with a finer stock
of beautiful jewelry, pottery, diamonds, cut
glass, watches and silverware than they
have ever ottered before. ,
The selections for this season are superb,
particularly in diamonds and other precious
stones sbme of the rarest gems ever shown
in one collection. So it is with -the whole
stock, and special attention is called to the
wonderful display of sterling silver novel
ties which make acceptable presents for la
dies, gentlemen and children, and are com
paratively inexpensive. Now is the best
time to make a selection, while everything
is fresh and in unbroken lines, and at the
same time avoid the rush as Christmas ap
proaches. Xmai Gins.
Probably the most suitable article for a
Xmas present, something that will be more
appreciated, can be loond in ourwarerooms.
They say "a thing of beauty is a joy for
ever." If so, come and see the beautiful
line of holiday goods we have to offer, and if
you wish to bestow a "joy forever," make a
selection,cash or credit, 307 Wood etreet,
ITS HOPPR Bros. & Co.
Great Closing-Out Sale
Of dress goods, trimmings, cloaks, under
weai, gloves, hosiery, etc., eta, without re
gard to cost, to quit this line. Come at once
to 63 and 70 Ohio street, Allegheny.
its Arthur, Schondelmteb & Co.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth are.
DISPATCH;' TDBSKATrJdEOEIMBER" .10,
THE NEW SEMAPHORE.
How the General Public Can Beesre a
Copper An Ingenious Device to Con
Chief Brown has for a long time been
cogitating over the best way to concentrate
his forces in a moment of need and Morris
Mead, Chief of the Bureau of Electricity,
has been in consultation with his chief,
finally suggesting an arrangement which will
De pnt at once into execu
tion. The simple addition
of a semaphore arrangement
to the patrol box, operated
from headquarters and
shown in action in the ac
companying illustration is
designed to call the atten
tion of the patrolman to the
fact that he is wanted at his
box. At the same time the
semaphore arms pull a gong
in the patrol box, it makes a
I very strong appeal to the
fjtverage citizen to tell the
'jjjiearest policeman that he
'is wanted, -at nigm me
5gas is also regulated by a
valve which manes a Hash
light on top of the box visible for at least
five-blocks on the average.
The gas lamp beine thus actuated by the
police department to wink slyly at the
distant officer and give him the tip that he
is required, is shut off by pushing up a rod
which closes the semaphore attachment, puts
a quietus on the gas and silences the gong
which tells the wayfarer that the next
policeman he meets is needed at the box.
George Oehman, the chief electrician and
traveling representative of the Qamewell
Company, arrived in the city yesterday, to
commence operations and in about three
weeks' the new arrangements will have
been completed. Mr. Oehman said the idea
was to guard the outposts of the city, such
as the Union depot, the bridges and other
places of exit for people who want to get
rid of Pittsburg as badly as the municipality
wants to get rid of them, Mr. Oehman said
that the system is at present experimental,
being only in operation in one police district
of New York, and being tried in various
cities in the same manner. The knowledge
that the system would call the police force
together and concentrate them in case of a
fire or riot, or any disturbance in any part
of the city would, he thoueht be sufficient
to recommend its adoption, "When in the
case of a fire, or disturbance in any district,
the officers can be called together at once,
the advantage is so apparent that no descrip
tion of mine would enhance its benefits."
SHE WAS NOT A NUN.
The Woman Who Tried to Commit Suicide
Was a Servant Girl.
A sensational story was published yester
day afternoon about the attempted suicide
of one ot the nnns connected with the Mercy
Convent It was stated that one of the
Sisters of the house on Webster avenue be
came insane, and, after escaping from the
institution, tried to jump from the second
story window of a house on Wylie avenue,
near Fnlton street. A Dispatch reporter
called at the convent last night, and was
given the facts in the case.
The woman was not a nun at all, but a
servant employed about the house and in the
steam laundry connected with the institution.
Her name is Mary A. Kelly, and she has
been in the service oi the institution for
three years. On Friday last the Sisters
noticed that she was acting queerly and
suggested that she go home and take a rest.
She continued in her dnties and 'yesterday
morning left the house. She went to the
residence of her brother on Wylie avenue,
where she tried to walk ont of the window.
She is now in the St. Francis Hospital,
where it is said she is only suffering from
slight mental aberration.
ST. JAMBS TO BE DEDICATED.
nt Father Lamblng's Chnrch
Kext Sunday Week.
The new St James' Church, at Wilkins
burg, is about completed. It was the lnten
tionof Father Lambing, pas tor of the chnrch,
to have it blessed on Sunday, November 26,
but the date- was changed to Sunday, De
cember 22, in order to get it as near as possi
ble to the anniversary of the destrnction of
the old church last Christmas' morning.
Father Lambing has been aided consider
ably in the building of his new church by
taking up collections in some of the
churches of the leading congregations in
Perfection, Eleaance and Reliability.
This trio of words, conveying pore than
the ordinary significance, comprises the es
tablished motto at Mellor & Hoene's famous
establishment a house in its line the oldest
in the city of Pittshnrg, and unquestion
ably unexcelled for liberality and courteous
attention to patrons. The principals are in
defatigable in personal attention to visitors,
and per force of their wide experience in trade
handle only such pianos and organs as are
perfect in construction and which conse
quently afford unlimited satisfaction.
Among the pianos will be found the Hard-'
man, Erakauer, Kimball and Harrington
makes, all of them built on the most
thorough acoustic and artistic principles,
many being absolutely elaborate and ex
quisite in designs ot case and finish. In
organs they make a specialty of the Chase,
Palace, Kimball and Chicago Cottage
manufactures, which they have in styles
and sizes suitable for churches, lectnre
rooms, halls and residences, each make
sharing the highest awards for general ex
cellence. Those contemplating the purchase
of an instrument during the holidays, will
do well to call at once or send for catalogues
and full particulars of easy payment plan
io Messrs. Mellor & Hoene, at 77 Fifth
avenue, and yon will be the recipient of the
most courteous treatment and receive a full
line of catalogues.
Mrs. L. B. Johnston, 321 Rebecca St., Alle
gheny, Held Everett Clnb Certificate
And receives an elegant upright grand
piano on payments of 51 per week. This is
the eleventh piano that has been delivered
on these easy payments, one each Week.
The Everett club system is a grand success,
and it ought to be, it gives people a chance
to own one of the finest pianos made, get the
lowest wholesale price and the privilege of
easy payments. The best people in the city
havegoneintotheclubatidare delighted with
the plan. We understand the membership
is limited to 350, and that it is almost com
plete. We advise anyone contemplating
the purchase of a piano to investigate this
system and this piano at once. For informa
tion apply to the manager, Alex. Ross, 137
Federal st., Allegheny.
An Elccant and TJsefnl Christmas Present,
Is Will L. Thompson's collection of popu
lar American copyright music A mam
moth collection, consisting of popular songs;
songs with chorus, concert quartets, popu
lar sacred songs, sacred quartets, comic
songs, piano solos and music for parlor or
gan. The selections include none but the
most valuable and most popular Americau
copyright music. The book is very large,
handsomely bound in heavy cloth, 384
pages, full sheet music size. Price, f5.
From now until Christmas, will send it, ex
press prepaid, to any part of U. S. or Canada,
upon receipt of ?3. (The music, when
bought in sheet form, costs $41.) Address
WiLiiL. Thompson & Co.,
TTS East Liverpool, O.
No home Is complete without Parker's Gin
ger Tonic, needed for every weakness.
Parker's Hair Balsam is life to the hair.
Dolls' are being sacrificed at Harrison's.
Think of it. A kid body, bisque face and
hands, and 16 inches long, all for 50 cents.
Others in proportion at Harrison's Toy
Store, 123 Federal St., Allegheny. tts
Fbauenheim & Tilsack'a. Iron City
beer is the best in the market, pure, whole-
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CAMPBELL MAT EOT.
The Presidency of L A. 300 in Doubt,
With a Hew Turn.
An Electric Eailway Inaugurates a nine
Honr Work Day.
ITEMS OP IKTERJ38T TO W0EKEES
L. A. 300 has not yet succeeded in elect
ing a President to succeed the present in
cumbent Two ballots have already been
taken, but without any choice being made.
It is now said that the council is making an
effort to induce two of the candidates to
withdraw with the object of springing an
other candidate on the assembly.
This other candidate, it is said, is no other
than the gentleman now in office, and his
name would be put forward by the council
as a sort of forlorn hope, and with the ex
pectation that the assembly, feeling that no
decision would be arrived at with reference
to the candidates now before it,
would accept James Campbell
as a solution of the difficulty. The coun
cil includes eight members and it said that
four of them were placed in office by -the
President. It will be remembered that Mr.
Campbell was placed in nomination for re
election, but declined to allow his name to
go betore the assembly. His reason for
this, it is stated, is not because he did not
desire re-election, but because he had doubts
as to whether his name would be favorably
It was further stated yesterday that sec
tarianism has been introduced into the fight,
for fight it seems to have become, in connec
tion with James Clearv's candidacy for the
office. It is hard to believe that such is the
case, and more especially in a matter which
looks to the general welfare of the body,
and not to any personal or private ends.
- MINERS ORGANIZATIONS UNITE.
N. T. A., 135, Invited by the N. P. U. to Join
Forces The Indianapolis Convention
Olay Kesult In Amalgamation.
The movement looking to a consolidation
of the rival organization, of miners has
taken definite shape, as indicated by the
following letter from Patrick McBryde, of
the National Progressive Union, to Robert
Watchorn, Secretary N. T. A., 135:
Dear 8m-Since oar meeting at Pittsburg I
have laid the suggestion of Mr. Rae "to unite
the mining forces by having one set of national
officers and one national fund," before Presi
dent McBryde. He is thoroughly in accord
with the opinions expressed. As instructed by
him, I tender Master Workman Bae and your
self a cordial invitation to attend the Conven
tion to be held at Indianapolis on December 18.
If it would be convenient for Mr. Kae, Presi
dent McBryde would like to meet him at Co
lumbus about the 13th, that they might Inter
change views on the subject and draft some
method ot unification to submit to the Conven
tion, and from it to the miners of the country.
Au early answer would oblige.
Secretary McBryde saysr "If those who take
an active part in both organizations will lay
aside personal feelings and prejudices and
carefully look at the condition ot the miners of
this competitive district and from them
that of the miners of the entire coun
try, they will certainty give any move
ment to solidify the forces their hearty co
operation. Factional fights may give tempor
ary advantage to either organization, bnt In
the end tueyare injurious to the craft. In
stead, therefore, of crippling our resources and
lighting each other, they can be used to more
adrantagn in improving the social and financial
condition of all."
He says they, as miners, should forget the
friction of the past year. Let the members of
both organizations resolve to make such con
cessions as will unite our forces. Instead of
begging the operators to meet us in convention,
let the miners of the several competitive dis
tricts meet and formulate a scale that will
place the operators on an equality In the vari
ous markets. Having made a scale, let ns en
force it, If every miner In the country has to
lay down his tools to do so. The milk-and-water
policy of the past most be substituted by
a strong and aggressive one. If this is done we
venture to assert that onr miners will
be able to command for their labor all the
comforts. If not the luxuries, of life.
H. L. M'GAW'S BEINSTATEMBST.
A Probability That I A. 7190 Will Recon
sider Its Action.
The action of L. A. 7190 in reinstating
Homer L. McGaw recalls a somewhat simi
lar case which occurred in Chicago about a
year ago, when George Detweiller, editor of
the Knights of Labor, and a delegate from
his local to the District, was expelled by
the Philadelphia General Assembly for in
dulging in strong strictures on T. V. Pow
derly. Detvreiller's assembly was duly notified
of the General Assembly's action, and a
special meeting was called to consider the
matter. The result was that at the next
regular meeting a resolution was pnt and
carried overriding the action of the General
Assembly and reinstating the expelled mem
ber, and subsequently another motion was
brought up ana carried condemning the
General Master Workman and desiring his
withdrawal from the order, The effect of
this stand was that the local was desired to
return its charter, bnt thiB it declined to do,
pleading that it had paid for it, and meant
to keep it The assembly which thus op
posed the powers that be, is still in exist
ence, but it is understood that it now has no
connection with the general body except in
The transactions of. L. A. 7190 in relation
to the McGaw episode, bave been duly
forwarded to the Execntive Board at Phila
delphia. It is said by those who should
know that the Executive Board will not
have occasion to act in the matter, as it is
more than probable that L. A. 7190 will re
consider its position and, in fact, rescind its
action in reinstating the expelled member.
It is worthy of note that the Master Work
man of the local was ont of the city when
McQaw's reinstatement was effected. Seven
Thousand One Hundred and Ninety has
about 120 members, and it is said that not
more than 45 or so were present at the meet
ing at which the radical step was taken.
THE TABLEWARE IKDUSTBI.
Glass Men Hnve a Talk Over the Present
Condition of the Trade. ,
R. J. Beatty, of the Beatty Glass Works,
Tiffin, O., was in the city yesterday. In
the course of the afternoon he held a confer
ence with Jenkin Jones, A. H. Bryce and
Captain Anderson, of the O'Hara factory,
with relation to the present condition of the
tableware and pressed ware branches of the
As stated some time since, an effort was
being made to arrive atan understanding
with regard to the "scheme houses," and
the injury which it is alleged the trade
suffers by manufacturers selling to such
houses at first hand, instead of through the
intermediary of the jobbers. There are one
or two firms which, it is said, are opposed to
any departure from the custom now in
vogue, and in consequence the efforts of
those manufacturers who seek to remedy
the evil by forming a combine have received
TO FOEH AN AMALGAMATION.
The Holders Will JHnet on Thursday for
A mass meeting of machinery molderi of
the two cities and adjacent districts will be
held in Lafayette Hall on Thursday even
ing. Master Workman Ross will preside.
It will be remembered that committees
were appointed by the various organizations
to meet and confer on a means for an amal
gamation of the whole body. The commit
tees met, but were unable to agree on a plan,
and were discharged. A strong effort will
be made on Thursday to harmonize the disa
greements which are said to exist between
the individual unions, and an attempt will
be Ktde to take the opinion of the jMetSsg
by ballot as to which of the three organm-'
tions shall absorb the others.
H0LDEUS TO MEET IN MASS
Devise Some Method Looking to a
A mass meeting of molderi will be held
on Thursday evening to concert measures
for an amalgamation. The committees ap
pointed by the several organizations bave
been unable to agree as to how the object
should be brought about, and they have
been, consequentiy, discharged. Another
effort will be made to promote some scheme
for overcoming the jealous feelings which
are said to exist in some of the unions, and
a project for amalgamation will be pnt for
ward looking to a reconciliation, for the
common good, of the differences of opinion
which now exist as to which union should
'swallow the other.
A SUIT FOE C0SSP1EACT.
Charses That There Was an Attempt to
Interfere Willi Orphans' Conn.
There was an interesting hearing yester
day afternoon before Alderman Bupp, of
the Eleventh ward, Allegheny. Norman
King, the son and administrator of the late
Lewis King, of Etna borough, sued Robert
Humphreys and Joseph Ackerman, oi Etna,
for conspiracy, in trying io interfere with an
order of sale made by the Orphans' Court.
Lewis King, who has been dead about 19
months, left a will, but it was set aside on
the ground that he was not ot sound mind at
the time he made it. It appears that
Humphreys, who is a son-in-law to the late
Mr. King, induced him to sell a house in
Etna to Ackerman for 100. The house and
lot ordered by court to be sold adjoined this
property, and the testimony before the
Alderman went to show that the defendants
went to possible bidders and depreciated the
value of the property, the object, according
to evidence, being to permit Ackerman to
buy the house cheaply. Alderman Bupp
held Ackerman and Humphreys to Court in
500 bail each.
STOLE THE WHOLE 0DTP1T.
Two Men Thrdtr Ont n Driver and Escape
With the Iioad In a Daring Way.
One of the most peculiar cases of highway
robbery that has occurred in the city was
reported yesterday. A. Mazousky, who will
be remembered as the gentleman who ob
jected to his sons attending the Hebrew
Opera Company s entertainment, sent his
driver, H. Blumberger out with some $800
worth of tobacco and cigars and an injunc
tion to be sure he was right and then go
When the wagon arrived at the corner of
Thirteenth land Liberty streets, two men
stepped from the pavement and halted the
driver, asked him some leading questions,
and while answering one man, the other
climbed into the seat, threw Blumberger
out and both men drove away with the
wagon. The police are in search of both
wagon and appropriations.
BARGAIN LIST NO. 3.
Iitehner fc Schoenberger, 69 Fifth Avenue.
Boardman & Gray piano $ 45
Chickering piano 50
Union piano , 50
Stoddart piano 85
Knabe piano.- 85
Meyer piano 125
Emerson piano 135
Emerson piano......... ... 175
Miller piano. ...... .... 185
Taylor & Farley organ 25
Peloubet, Pelton & Co. organ 35
Peloubet. Pelton & Co. organ 45
Chicago Cottage organ 70
Keystone organ..... 80
Estey organ ........... 85
Mason & Hamlin organ 85
Easy payments. Store open until 9 o'clock
F. M. LECHKEK & SCHOENBERGEB,
69 Fifth avenue.
The holidays are approaching, and you
are donbtless thinking of how you will glad
den the hearts of your family with a beauti
ful piano or organ. Many pianos are offered.
You will hardly know which to bny. Take
the Kranich & Bach, and run no risks. It
is the yery best the market affords. Its con
struction is superior to any piaro made.
The increasing sales attest its popularity.
We can refer to hundreds of purchasers in
the two cities. We have also the elegant
"Stultz & Bauer" and Jas. M. Starr pianos,
Miller and Packard organs. Prices and
terms to suit all. Warerooms open evenings
until after the holidays.
LECHNEB & SCHOENBEEGEB,
69 Fifth avenue.
JAPANESE WABE BAZAAR.
Open for the Holidays (Inly.
You will wonder at our fine display.
Goods are eoinc rapidlv, and we would ad
vise you to call early. Special discounts on
Store open till 9 P. Si. until Christmas.
Wm. Haslaoe & Son,
Select Family Grocers,
18 Diamond Square, Pittsburg.
Store Open Till 9 O'clock
Every evening nntil Christmas. Oar stock
is mote varied than ever before and will
amply repay inspection.
JOS. ElCHBATJM & CO.,
48 Fifth avenue.
What could be more appreciated than a
pretty picture Tor a Xmas present? We
have pleoty at all prices, cash or credit, at
307 Wood street. Hopper Bbos. & Co.
Selling Ont to Qnlt.
Our entire stock of dress goods, trimmings,
underwear, wraps, jackets, hosiery, gloves,
etc., without regard to cost,
Arthur, Schondelmyer & Co.,
TTS 68 and 70 Ohio st,, Allegheny.
Erom the Eich and Costly Tea Service for
the wealthy to the modest thimble for the
poor relation. You can see a complete col
lection of rare and beautiful sterling silver
Hardy & Hates',
Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers,
629 Smithfield st. New Building.
Something handsome in Peau de Soie
colored silk; a 35-piece lot, regular $3 50
quality, at $2 a yard.
TTS3U HUQUS & HACKE.
Go to Hamilton's.
Get a matchless Decker Bros.' piano,
wonderful in action, superb in tone, elegant
cases, for a Christmas present; the anni
versary will each year bring you renewed
pleasure in its possession.
Yotr never saw such bargains in albums
as are being offered at Harrison's Toy Store,
123 Federal street, Allegheny. TTS
Elegant cylinder walnut and antiqne
oak book cases, very useful Xmas presents
and yourown time to pay for the same, at
307 Wood street. Hopper Beos. & Co.
60c, 60c and 75c a yard during our clear
ing sale for Priestley black ilk warp Hen
riettas, were 83c, ?1 and 51 25.
TTSSU HUOTJS & HACKE.
Cam. for Frataenheim & Vilsai'k's cele
brated Pilsner, beer, on draught at all first
Holiday umbrellas and canes.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Choice silk plush, rockers, the largest as
sortment in the city. Cash or credit
its Hoppee Bbos. & Co.,
307 Wood street.
Be Bare Yos're Right Then Go Ahead.
Order vour Xmas photos and crayons
from Aufrechfa Elite Gallery, 616 Market
WILL XIETLAND KESIGN?
It Is Stated That He Will Leave the West
Pena on Janaarv 1.
While at the Leech burg fire, several weeks
ago, a reporter of The Dispatch was given
a story to the effect thai all the officials of the
West Penn road had been requested to re
sign. The reason was that a number of them
had been interrested in stone quarries, etc.,
and were selling the product to the com
pany. By reason of their position they
conld get better prices for the stone than
they could by selling to other consumers. It
was also stated that the stuff was shipped
to the point at various points along the line
without paying freight. A detective was
sent to Allegheny from Philadelphia, and,
after securing employment in Chief En
gineer Dobson's office, he secured enough
information to warrant the discharge of all
The following day the reporter called
upon Superintendent Kirtland and ques
tioned him in regard to the matter. He ad
mitted that there had been trouble between
the officials atPhiladelphia and Engineer
Dobson. The latter, he said, had resigned,
and was going South for the benefit of his
health. He denied that any of the other
officials of the West Penn were interested in
the matter, and only one man would resign.
Not wishingto injure Mr. Dobson or cast a
shadow of suspicion on the other officials,
nothing was published except the mere fact
that the engineer had resigned and was
going South for his health.
It is new stated that Superintendent Kirt
land will resign on January 1. He was
interviewed yesterday afternoon and said:
"It it not trne that anyone has asked me to
resign. It is not long now until the first of
the year, and if there is anything wrong it
will come out then. Mr. Fugh exonerated
me fully from one charge made against me
through an' evening paper recently, and I
think that should be sufficient. It is true
that I am interested in the Blairsrille Coke
Works, but no others of the railroad offi
cials associated with me here have any con
nection with it. Neither Mr. Dobson nor
Mr. Wilson have an interest with me out
side oi the railroad. I am also interested
in stone quarries, but not extensively. The
statement that shipments of coke or stone
were ever made without properly account
ing to the road in the way of freight charges
is totally false. All freight in which I was
in any way interested was paid for the same
as by any other shipper."
.PIANOS. , ORGANS.
Slellor ds Hoene.
We can furnish yon with the best pianos
and organs made, and can give you the best
and easiest terms of piyment. We nave
been established since 1831 (nearly 60 years),
and, being the oldest music firm in the city,
we have had more experience than any
other house. Persons buying from us can
be satisfied they are getting the fnll worth
of their money, as the pianos and organs we
sell are the best made in the United States.
Send for circulars and full particulars of
our easy payment plan.
Mellor & Hoeste,
77 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg.
The Best Chance Yet.
We are tired waiting for cold weather;
have therefore determined to slaughter all
our overcoats and winter suits regardless of
cost, including underwear and winter fur
nishing goods and fur caps. This sale will
begin promptly this morning at 8 o'clock,
and will not end until every article is sold.
This is a great chance for anyone who wants
good, honest-made clothing for very little
money. We repeat this again: The goods
must be sold without reserve. Children's
clothing is included in this slaughter sale.
We will not mention prices, bnt come and
see. P. C. C. a,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Music Boxes! lUnsie Boxes!!
H. Kleber & Bro. have just received a
large and elegant assortment of music boxes.
specially ordered for the holidays. This lot
comprises mandolin, euitar. piccolo.sublime
harmonie, zither and interchangeable cylin
der boxes, made of the best material thronzh
out, Klebers' also have in stock.the cele
brated Washburn guitars, mandolins and
zithers, as also a large variety of violins,
cornets, banjos, music Tolls, and everything
pertaining to the music line. Prices lower
than any other house. Store open every
evening. H. Kleber & Bko.,
No. 506 Wood street.
Fail to call early, as onr complete assort
ment is being rapidly broken up by early
Hardy & Hayes',
Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers,
29 Smithfield st, New building.
No Christmas and New Year's table
should be without a bottle of Angostura
Bitters, the world renowned appetizer of
exquisite flavor. Beware of counterfeits.
A FEW SPECIAL BARGAINS:
Extra grade White Country Blanket, ti.
124 White Country Blanket, extra value, S3.
Good, full-size Bea Comforts, 81, SI 25.
Special low prices on Eiderdown Quilts.
Two extra fine grades:
English Suitings, In All-Wool Checks and
Btripes, 60 Inch wide, reduced to SI and 31 25.
38-inch SUE and Wool Plaid and Stripe Salt
ings at 37c, worth 50c.
50-Inch Wool Stripe Suitings at 50c, worth 75c
60-inch Wool Plaid Suitings at 75c. worth JL,
Special value in Black Henrietta:
Jet Black and Blue Black Shades 40-Inch Silk
Warp Henrietta, in extra fine grade, reduced
to Jl, worth 13.
FDRS! FURS! FURS!
Ladles' and Children's Fnrs in Mink, As
tracnan, Persian, Beaver and Seal at very close
FINE SILK UMBRELLAS,
With durable cover and novel handle. See onr
Solid Silver Mountings on Natural Bulb Stick.
Just the umbrella to please a gentleman or
lady for Xmas.
JACKETS AND WRAPS.
An immense display of Newest Fabrics,
Newest Shapes, and, of great importance to
yon. Newest prices.
The season is somewhat advanced, and we
arc enabled to close put tots at great reduction.
We give you the benefit.
BIBER & EASTON,
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
For the holiday season of 1839, we exhibit
the most superb collection of Diamonds and
precious stones we have e7er shown, mounted
in all the latest designs.
Onr Diamonds are all of finest quality, and
being purchased before the recent advance in
prices enables us to offer special inducements
to Christmas buyers.
AN INSPECTION INVITED.
E. P, Roberts & Sons,
deM&TTS Cor. Fifth ave. and Market st
THE CH1.NA STORE,
Insoect the stock of
FRENCH, KENDRICK- & CO.1
5M MOTHFIELD ST.,
THE 81LTER QUESTION 'UP.
The Chamber of Commerce DIsemaee the
Wenern Sletal bnt Takes no Stand
Local Olatters Touched Upon.
The regular meeting of the directors of
the Chamber of Commerce was held yester
day afternoon. President W. E. Scbmertx
presided. After the roll call and minutes
of the last meeting were read, HonC Mor
rison Foster presented the following resolu
tion: Resolved, That he Chamher of Commerce
approves of the establishment of a boat or
boats for harbor protection and protection
against fires, and ask that the officers thereon
be also charged with the duty of preventing
the filling ont of the river banks beyond the
limits established by law.
The resolution was referred to the Com
mittee on Rivers and Harbors. 'r
President Schmertz vacated the chair to'
speak on a paper received by him from
Hon. W. P. St. John, President of the
Mercantile National Bank, of New York;
The paper was a lengthy one and was not
read. Its subject was: "Shall silver re--place
the United States legal tender?" Mr.
Schmertz stated that the argument of the
paper was to retire the legal tender notes,
and issue silver certificates. The question,
put was what stand the Chamber of Com?
merce wonld take in the matter. The
speaker believed that consideration should
be shown to the Western States where the.
silver came from and the tariff left on, as
the same principle is applied to that section
of the country as in Pennsylvania, where
the tariff is a necessity on iron and steeL
Hon. J. F. Dravo stated that he saw no
reason to prohibit the issue of silver, as it
was an American product, and not inde
structible like paper. He said it was the
representative wealth of the West and the
Government shonld use it and favor metal,
currency. Mr. Foster stated that the Cham
ber shonld declare whether it favored the
increase of $4,000,000 per month in the issue
of silver. The matter was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Banking, after
which the Chamber adjourned.
PZAUS' Soap secures a beautiful complexion.
James H. Aiket & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
JDS. HDRNE I CD.'S.
PENN AVENUE STORES.
PrrrsBUBG, Tuesday, December 10, 1889.
How thoroughly we are being convinced thas
Christmas is coming if we hadn't known it
before and made every preparation for It.
Children out by the thousands. Not necessarily
children in age. We are all children when
Christmas comes. Out looking at the Christ,
mas pretties. How certainly "all streets lead
to Home's." Look around, of course, but come
here to bny.
Anywhere you go yon run plum? up against
the Christmas Idea. Everybody yon rub against
Is thinking about the same thing. And it U
rnbbing; going round these big stores of onrs,
with the thousands of people we see here. The
"Merry Christmas" in big letters in the center
of the stores Is the central Idea.
Look over at the Gloves. Heceivlng them by
hundred dozen lots, ana it takes such lots,
too, to supply the daily increase ot buyer?.
Just for Christmas trade English Pique
Walking Gloves at SI. that are f ally worth
SI 25. They come 4-bntton, in brown and tin,
sbades,narrow welt embroidery and very stylish.
Better grades of the same at SI SO and S2.
A big lot of extra bargain quality, both laced
and button kid gloves, in all shades, new and
stylish stitching, at SI a pair.
Does It make a Glove any better if it can be
bonght nowhere else in the country? Hardly.
That fs not the bragging point about these 60
cent Biarritz. It's thefr real worth that-sens7
them, A genuine bargain. Come in taniahd
Another Biarritz at 85c, just as high standard,
Then there's a Suede Mousquetaire at SI
that is fully worth SI 50 just to show how
values run. ,
A complete line of Laced Gloves, all colors
and black, at SI, SI 25, SI 50, SI 75 and S3-aU
Ladies' Hosiery for Christmas giving. Cer
tainly nothing more acceptable and proper. In
Plain Black, Pure Silk Hose, &
Black with White, Red or Lavender
Split Soles, S2 25.
Other prices up to SI SO a pair.
Special Opera lengths. Pure Silk Hose,
in, Black, Cream White, Scarlet,
Suede. Pink and Sky Blue. ,
Pure Silk Hose, plain, all colors, S3 25
Ribbed Silk Hose, Black, Cream and
Special Line of Two-Toned Hose
ribbed and plain. Black feet with
pink, red and all color tops.
Spun Silk Hose, 75c, SI, SI SO, SI 75, S3
and up to S3.
Infants' Pure Silk Hose, Ji-hose and K-hose.
Men's Bilk, Black and Fancy, and to suit
every fancy of the buyer, 65c, and all the way
in a dozen grades up to SI 50 a pair.
Looking for fancy things. So many seem to
know already that they have only to make their
wants known to have them met here, that It
must be unnecessary to go deep with the sub
ject on paper. Bnt ran over a few items.
Take Pincushion Covers where is the lady,
youne or old, not making np a score or more of
In Antique Lace, 25c to 90c each.
In Applique, 25c to 45c,
In Real Russian Lace. 90c and Si 25.
In Pleat VaL 60c to SL
In Hem-Stitched and Embroidered Muslin,
New Hand Embroidered MonssUin deSoie.
$150 to $5.
Household Usefuls Christmas doesn't mean
all beautiful and ornamental.
Toilet Sets-including Dresser Cover, Pin.
cushion Cover and two Sldo Mats.
In French MoussHIn, Lace-Trimmed, SI SO to
S5 50 a set
Fine Linen Hand-Embroidered and Hem
Stitched, 60 to 11 50.
Antique Lace-Trimmed, S3 a set.
Another kind of set Dresser Cover. Pin
cushion Cover, Washstand Cover and Splashes,
Fine Nainsook, Hem-Stitched, Embroid
ered, sets, at S6 75, S9, SU 50 and $12 50.
These suggest 8Ideboard Covers, Table
Covets. Pillow Shams, Bed Sets. Table Covers
and Scarfs in high class work, Lace Tidies,
Men's Smoking Jackets and Dressing Gowns.
A Text for Colossus
Make a warm day ser
mon on them in win
tera purely statisti
cal talk. Let figures
Plain Sflk Jackets,
St and S3.
Quilted Cloths, rich
nd elegant, hand-
.omely lined, S10, SU,
Fancy Cloth Dressing
Gowns, richly trimmed and finished. S7 to S2V j
quilted Cloth, $12 60 to $22.
Fancy Silk Dressing Gowns. SUand up,
JDS. HDRNE it CE ;;
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