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"TTfBi PITTSBURGf DISPATCH."
Some' Changes' Eecommended
in the Contract Statute.
JABOB MEN DISCUSS IT.
The Popular Concert Idea Meets Willi
BP1CY CHATS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS
Ihe House committee having in consid
eration the President's message reported a
few days ago that some additional legisla
ition wes necessary to perfect trie contract
labor law. An attempt was made yester
day to ascertain the views of manufacturers
on the subject, bnt it must be said that so
far as appearances go they seem to be su
premely indifferent, probably because the
Supply of common labor is already excessive
In this conntry, where, it is said, a boy has
bo chance to learn a trade except in the
As much might be inferred from the re
ply gotten at Painter & Son's, where a gen
tleman stated that they dealt with the
Amalgamated Association without reference
to laws on the subject. If the supply of
common labor is to be permanently in ex
cess of demand of course it may be expected
to be cheap, and to furnish little or no
Mr. Chess, of Ches Coot & Co., said he
hadn't given the subject any thought, and
wasn't prepared to cive an opinion.
J. W. Friend said he thought it well to
build a wall and shut out all foreign labor,
as there were plentv of people in the country
now to do all the work needed. Mr. Friend
said he would rather see common laborers
paid 52 a day than less, as when labor is well
paid manufacturers made the most money.
GOOD STAGES PAY.
He said he had found it hard work to make
expenses when men were paid 62J cents a
day out of the store, and had made money
when they were paid much higher wages in
cash. He said working people spent their
money freely, and when they got good pay
they kept currency circulating.
A. M. Byers said he hadn't given the
subject any thought, and wasn't prepared
to give anv opinion.
Master Workman L IT. Boss said: "I
think the present law is good enough if it
were pnt into operation. A more stringent
law should be passed, or rather a modifica
tion or alteration iu the existing law should
be made in the direction of putting its
operations more quickly iu force."
SLOW IK OPERATION.
"William Smith, President of the Ameri
can Flint Glass "Workers' Union I have no
fault to find with tbe law, excepting that its
- operations are too slow. Some alteration
should be made by which more rapid action
in carrying out its spirit would be entailed.
At present more than one of its provisions ,
are inoperative by reason of their amoiguity.
John .unman, editor ot tne Jsuagell
think that the present law should be made
to act more quickly. Take lor example the
case of the Jeannette glass blowers. Al
though tbe District Attorney gave an opin
ion, which in 99 cases out ot 100 would have
been sufficient to send back the men without
anything more to do in the matter, nothing
more can be done in this case until
May. By that time the men will
have been more than 12 months
in thfecountryand the point occurs to me
whether, underthe clause which limits tbe
time in which action Bhould be taken against
imported laborers to one year, the prosecu
tion in this case will end in a successful re
cult or not. It is just possible that some
sort of a defense on this point maybe set np.
lam certainly in favor of a modification of
the law which would result in quicker
methods for dealing with imported contract
labor than exists under its present form.
POPULAR CONCERTS FAVORED.
Blanacer Johnston bay. Thuy Can be Given
or Popular Price The Publlo Would
The suggestion made by The Dispatch
to hold popular concerts in the Exposition
building meets with the general approbation
of the music-loving public Only those
who have no music in themselves are in
different, and the musicians, in particular,
as well as the Exposition managers, are
heartily in favor of the plan. Mr. Johnston
states that lie had been revolvingsuch a
scheme iu his mind, and was cboutro close
a contract with a New York orchestra. He
thinks tbe time is ripe for a series ofcon
certs, and he says the' main ball could
easily be adapted for early spring
and summer entertainments. He
also agrees with The Dispatch that
the concerts could be given at popular
prices. The general impression that actors
and singers, as well as musicians, unless
they are phenomenons.receive enormous
salaries is not borne out by the facts. Some
interviews on this subject were obtained
Mr. M. Ii. Malone said that he approved
the idea ot holding entertainments in the
Exposition building. Tne giving of pop
ular concerts would please many people,
and would be nn advance step in the music
al interests of Pittsburg.
Mr. L 2T. Bunton said he would be
pleased to see a series of popular concerts in
the winter season, provided they were of a
Captain James A. Henderson heartily in
dorsed the suggestion of The Dispatch,
and said he would be glad to patronize
them. He thought the people of the two
cities would give such a season their hearty
Councilman B. A, Duncan was asked
what he thought of the subject of regular
concerts being given through the fall and
winter season as well as the spring, cither
inthe Exposition building or another, con
structed with probably better acoustic prop
erties. He said he thought they could not
be placed on a paying basis, as the public
would, he thought, ire of a surfeit of musi
cal entertainments. The park concerts are
free to all. The May Festival, if it becomes
an established iustitution, will gratify the
more cultured musical tastes, and in the
other seasons the social whirl and dramatic
attractions would pre vent the success ot such
CAPTAIN DAK'S BOY.
Tha Sharp Remark Be Blade to HI Father
on a River Excursion.
"Ton would be surprised sometimes,"
jskid Captain Dan Sylvus yesterday, "at the
sharp things said unconsciously by young
sters as well as children of a larger growth.
I remember -an instance of a little boy of
mine, since dead, who made a rather sharp
remark to me one day while we were going
up river on an excursion.
'"We had got into Ko. 1 lock, and I was
afraid the little fellow, who was only 8 years
qf age, might meet with an accident, and I"
told him ii be did not stay away from the
sides of the boat I would lock him up)
meaning thatj would put him in the state-
'"room. He looked fcp at me, and looking
around the rtone sides of the lock through
which we were passing, said: 'Pap, I guess
we are locked up now, ain't we?' '
Captain Dun tnrned away and hid his
emotion over the recollection of the -little
fellow who had helped to brighten his liie.
Belrn BHII tire.
Mrs. Belrsr Lockwood passed through the
city yesterday on her way to Clarion, where
she will address the Clarion County Insti-
Ctatcllhis week. She talked freely at the
fUuio'n station about various matters. The
late female candidate forHational President
sald she does not think tbe breach in the W.
C. T. TJ. will ever be healed.X She favors
the education of girls in pblitical economy
and the introduction of industrial training
iu tbe schools. She still favors prohibition,
but not as a distinctively political issue.
THE AMEEICUS CLUB HOUSE.
The Proposal to Bur tbe Ilotcl Hamilton
to be Pat to Tote on Jnnaarr 8.
Captain John A. Reed said last evening
that an option for 60 days had been secured
upon the Hotel Hamilton by a duly ap
pointed committee ot the Americas Repub
lican Club, and that the question of the
purchase of the property would be sub
mitted to a vote at the regular meeting of
the club on the evening of January 8. The
price mentioned in the option is understood
to be $103,000.
Captain Heed has steadily championed
the idea of a club bouse for the Americns
Club, and is something of an enthusiast on
tho subject. He said: "The membership of
the club is now over 600. and If the annual
dues were placed at say $100 per annum the
revenue would be in excess of the actnal
running expenses of the club. There would
be many cash gifts toward such an end
also, and the club would have no difficulty
in meeting its obligations. In tbeplan sub
mitted by me it was also proposed to raise
the initiation fee JromflO to $50. This plan
has been fonnd expedient by nearly every
leading club in the country."
E00HIXG MR. OLIVER.
Postmaster Larkln Would Like to See Htm
la Charge of tbe Census.
Postmaster Larkin said yesterday: "I see
that Mr. George T. Oliver has been sug
gested for Superintendent of the Census of
the Ninth Pennsylvania district, which
includes Allegheny, Beaver, "Washington
and Greene counties. Pittsbnrg ought to
have that position, and I think no better
man than Mr. Oliver could be suggested.
If he were appointed it would be a graceful
tribute to the importance of Pittsburg's
manufacturing interests. Mr. Oliver well
understands sueh-'matters. and his accept
ance, which I suppose is doubtful, would be
a guarantee that our special industries would
be given a just prominence."
L0XG, UNBROKEN EEC0ED.
Ex-Coroner Clniraon Hni Adhered to Mur
phy for 13 Venr.
Ex-Coroner Clawson, who is to be found
nightly at his post in the City Hall guard
ing the rights and the property of the city,
and keeping both eyes and one hand upon
each, said last night that he had now been
an adherent of Francis Murphy for nearly
13 year", during which time be had been a
total abstainer, without one lapse from his
obligation. This is one of the longest un
broken records in the city.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING.
Some Who Travel, bom Who Do Not, and
Oihera Who Talk.
Superintendent Luckey and Secretary
Beisfar favor tbe selection ot Deputy State
Superintendent of Public Instrnction Henry
2d. HoucK to succeed tbe late Br. Higbee.
United States District Attorney Lyon
went to Scranton yesterda to attend a bearing
before a United States Commissioner there.
GRIPAlEJi DATE TO SKIFFLE.
An Order on the Plttsburc Traction Road
Which Cause Trouble.
Gripmen have a pretty hard time of it, all
things considered The exertion of oper
ating the levers for the brake and the grip
calls for the putting forth of a vast amount
of energy and considerable strength as well.
If a man is not a Samson the expenditure of
effort keeps him in a profuse perspiration.
The space in front of the gripman used to
be open in summer time, but" since cold
weather was promised the company has had
a little paneled glass arrangement put in,
which is so shaped that the only opportunity
to sbont warnings at predatory dogs, re
fractory teamsters and foolish children is
through a door in the panel about six inches
wide and a foot high.
The door can be shut or opened at will
and is exactly in front of and on a level
with the gripman's face and throat. The
company has recently issned an order that
the little door must remain open, rain or
shine, and the gripmen complain of it as a
A prominent physician of Fifth avenue
says that he has several patients among the
cripmen. who have contracted severe cases
of pnlmonary trouble due to the exposure to
a strong current of air. The rapid motion
of the cars generates a movement of air
which affects som- of the men so seriously
that they cannot speak above a whisper.
Protests have been made to tbe company
with a view to securing the withdrawal of
WJ5UAET WAS ABOUT.
Hi Outrider Had a GrUt of Case Before
Alderman J. D. Carlisle sat in judgment
yesterday, with his Prosecuting Attorney,
Wishart, and a large number of speak-easy
proprietors-came to grief. There were sev
eral victims whose cases were not reported.
Among those that were was Mrs. Marshall
Moss, of Second avenue. Three people de
posed that they had bought and paid for
beer in her house She was fined $50. This
is the fourth time Mrs. Moss has been fined,
and her husband is awaiting trial at court.
One of the witnesses was a "Wishart
Charles Scholther, who has been fined re
peatedly for selling liquor withoutlicense at
his residence on Madison avenue, Alle
gheny was held in $1,000 bail for court.
Mrs. Dailv, of Wea Carson street, was not
present. ""Detective Linden said he and two
friends paid for whisky in her honse on last
Sunday night. Mrs. Daily was assessed a
fine ol $50.
William Shaffer, of 308 West Carson
street, was also one of Linden's victims, he
swearing that he bought a bottle of beer
from Shaffer for 25c on last Snnday.
A BAD SUBUKBaX BLAZE.
A Reserve Township Residence and Barn
Entirely Destroyed by Flnme.
A fire broke out about 5 o'clock last night
in tbe residence of Lewis Schafer, situated
on East street extension, in Beserve town
ship, beyond the Allegheny line. It burned
for nearly ah hour, spreading the flames to a
large burn situated near the house, and both
buildings were entirely consumed.
There was but a weak effort made to save
the premises, as the flames spread very rapt
idly, and no help from Allegheny City was
asked for. The house was a two-story and
attic frame structure, and was valued at
83.000. The barn? was a larce one. and"
stocked with a large quantity ot hav, which.
iit tuiicKrcrijic lusa wy x,wv. X2U. Very
little furniture was saved.
Tbe Last Cargo.
Superintendent M. L. Malone, of the
Federal building, has received advices from
Washington that the schooner Grace K.
Green has been chartered to carry from the
quarry in Maine to the port of Baltimore
the lust cargo of granite for the building.
Thus the beginnings of the end are already
in sight. The stone is ready lor shipment,
hut us the season is growing very late, and
the sea is rough and dangerous, it is some
what doubtful whether "the schooner will
make the voyage until after the winter.
Thre is plenty of granite oh haud for all
the stone laying possible during the icclem
eut season now at hand.
Da. B. M. Haxwa. Eye,-ear, nose and
throatdiseasesexclusively. Office, 78 Penn
irtci., fjiuuurg, ! fc ' BCvSU
If THE COAL' TRADE.
Captain Bunion Denies That His
Firm Will Pay Thr.ee Cents.
AN 80,000 STEEL PLATE COKTfiACT
J. 1L Kelly Expelled aud L. A. 300
sured by Trades ConnciL
ll'GAW AJfD PHILLIPS WERE INDORSED
So far from the river operators preparing
to reopen their mines, as was suggested by a
rumor which reached the city yesterday,
owners are overhauling their craft and mak
ing everything shipshape for the winter
months. They display no more inclination
to concede the asked-for half cent per bushel
than at any time since the strike.
A gentleman who represents large coal In
terests at Cincinnati said yesterday that the
trade in his district was very quiet. Fourth
pool coal was selling at H)i cents and 90
days, and third and lower pools at 6 cents.
Pittsburg coal bad to contend against a
daily increasing competition with the
Kanawha and Chesapeake and Ohio
article, and CO miles west of Cincinnati
the Indiana coal, though inferior in quality,
was able to beat the Pittsburg product in
the. market. The Chesapeake' and Ohio
operators were now engaged in erecting
trestling and building yards in the heart
of the city, and were going to retail their
KANAWHA HAS THE BULGE.
A contract for the delivery at Chicago of
40,000 tons of Kanawha coal has lately been
placed at $2 86. Pittsburg coal cannot be
pnt in there at $3. The shipments of the
Kanawha nd C. & O. regions to these
points were increasing everv year by six or
seven million bushels, and there was a cor
responding gain in the volume of railroad
shipments? These facts were mentioned in
connection with the present condition ot the
local trade and in support of the often re
iterated statements of the operators that
they cannot afford to pay more than 2)
cents for mining and do business.
Regarding the proposed purchase of the
largest of the river mines by an Eastern
syndicate, represented by Mr. W. P. Shinn
and Mr. McConneli, nothing was done yes
terday. The 15th of this month had been
set as the date when an extension ol the
option, on pavment of a consideration,
would be required by the syndicate agents,
provided they wished to carry on the nego
tiations beyond the first of the year. That
they have given no indication of desiring a
longer period for consideration would indi
cate that tbev have made up their minds to
be either on or off. They still have until 1
the first of the year to close the negotiations.
There have been, during thepast week,
divers rumors that Joseph "Walton & Co.
were preparing to accede to the demand of
their miners for 3 cents a bushel and resume
work in a few dayj. It has been said that
the bustle of preparation at their mines in
dicated plainly that work was to be re
sumed. Similar reports were out, not long
ago. iu regard to W. W. O'Neil & Co . and
were vigorously deuied bv Captain O'Neil.
MB. BUNTON DENIES IT.
A reporter for The Dispatch yesterday
called upon Mr. I. N. Bunton, a member of
the firm of Walton & Co. That gentleman
said: "You can deny these reports for us
in the strongest possible manner. We feel
that we cannot afford to pay 3 cents a
bushel, and will not payit unless everybody
else pays it. We can afford to stay out all
year, if necessary, or it the miners will not
work for VA cents. The marcets will not
justify the advance rate. Three cents tor
digging means the development of the
Kanawha region. We cannot afford to sell
coal at a loss. It the price of digging goes
up we must raise our selling price. That
would shut us out of the market. The
Kanawha operators would undersell us, and
we wonld be forced to shut down. The
educated miners know this.
"The two or three firms who are paying 3
centsclaim that they can sell their coal at a
profitable figure. But that is just because
nearly all the mines are closed, tbe market
is not crowded and the demand brisk."
During the past two days tbe big opera
tors have been trying to induce-the rebel
lious operators to close their mines, and it
was announced yesterday along Water street
that Marshall McDonald and S. Hays had
promised to quit.
J. M. KELLY EXPELLED.
Tbe Trade Council Take Decided Action
In ibe Ziabor Imbroelio I A. 300 Cen
nred fjr Phillip Expulsion.
A lively meeting of the Trades Council
was held last night. A large number were
present and Joseph L. Evans presided. The
new delegates admitted were Barnard
McCahe, glassworker, L. A., 1653; Fritz
Maurer, Brewers' Union, No. 22; Daniel
McWilliams, Salesmen's Assembly, Ko.
The report of the Executive Board in the
charges preferred before it against John M.
Kelly was read. The board reported that
they found the charges against Mr. Kelly
well sustained and recommended his expul
sion from the Trades Council. The report
was concurred in thus expelling Mr. Kelly.
A resolntion was adopted sustaining
Phillips in his actions and deploring his
expulsion from L. A. 300, also censuring
L. A. 00 for its action in the case. A reso
lution was also passed censoring the Gen
eral Assembly K. of L. for approving the
expulsion of Homer L. McGaw.
The president and secretary were author
ized to draw up and send out circulars to all
labor organizations, requesting them to send
delegates to the Trades ConnciL The
amendment to the constitution providing
that each and every delegate to the Trades
Council shall be a workingman and shall be
working at the trade of which his associa
tion is a representative, next came up. A
tie vote of 13 to 13, resnlted on a motion to
Jay the amendment on the table.
President Evans decided it by voting for
the motion to lay nn the ta'ble, and the
amendment failed. The meeting was very
lively, much discussion ensuing, nnd kept
up until 1120. The present council will
adjourn sine die in two weeks.
AN $80,000 0BDEL
CarnedCi Pblpp Si Co. Get a. Contract to
Slake fetrel Plate.
Carnegie, Phipps & Co. are working upon
a large Government order. They obtained
a contract from the Government to supply
them with $80,000 worth of steel plates.
The plate will be used in the construction of
two new navy boats. -
There is a rumor afloat that Pittsburg
will receive another order from the Govern
ment, which will boom the steel trade. The
Government contemplates building two
more heavy tonnage frigates, and the steel
used in the construction ot these boats would
give the varions steel mills enough works to
do for several months.
TO ISSTITUTE A LODGE.
Pltobarg MnctilnUt' Union
Orcanlxe tbe RlcHeporter.
Pittsburg Lodge No. 62, of the National
Association of Machinists, 'met last night
and took'fn nearlv a dozen'members. The
Jocal branch is growing xih great-rapidity.
A communication was-received -from the
UniuU Master of the order arC'0,in,ting a
committee fo organize and institute alodge
stMiKeesnort next Saturday nlghLflAbout
150 members will be taken in.
' 'J 1 S'-U i$
A Cosily Wnter Tower.
A new water-tower, costing' "between $28,
000 nnd $3.0,000, has been boilt at Shoenber-'
ger's-m-.lls.5 It is inteh'dedofnmish the
'hySraulie power for operating the various
cranes about the works, and is expected to
do.the work of a number of men. It will
nteo operate the cranes much lt than
they could be worked by haud.
NEW FLINT GLASS SCALE.
Manufacturer nnd Worker Havo Ex
changed Notice of Chance.
The proposed changes in the new scale
were yesterday exchanged between the com
mittee of the Associated Pressedware Manu
facturers nnd the A. F. G. W. Union. As
before stated, the changes do not embody
any poiut of a nature to lead to serious dis
agreement. There will,'ol course, be more
or less discussion on the sole, but it is an
ticipated that no serious hitch will occur.
LOCKED IN THE SAFE. -
A Clerk la n Joke Clo.e the door on HI
Companions A Wild Attempt to He
len the Men.
The Hamilton building narrowly escaped
turning out a fatality last evening. About
6 o'clock Frank Speer, of the Speer-White
Sand Company, and another young man
employed in the office, on the sixth floor of
the building, were putting their books and
office equipments in the vault previous to
closing up the office for the night. The
work was nearly done when a clerk closed
tbe door ol the vault. He did it for a joke,
and had no intention of locking the door,
but accidentally tbe combination slipped
around, and voung Speer and his friend
were fastened inside.
An alarm was given, and in a few min
utes the report reached all parts of the
building that the two men were locked up.
There was no one in the office who knew
how to open the safe. The members of the
.firm had gone home. Everybody was ex
cited. It was Known that tnat mere was no
opportunity for the imprisoned men to get
much Iresh air, and it would only be a mat
ter of a short time until they would suffo
cate unless they could be rescued.
It was known that Prof. William B. Mc
Comsey, with S. Hamilton, had formerly
known the combination for the safe and he
was called. He hastened upstairs and tried
to open the door, but failed. The people in
the office began to grow desperate. Up until
this time the voices of the men inside could
be beard very plainly, but they began to be
indistinct A telephone message was sent
to the residences of the members of the firm,
but the latter could not be reached. An en
deavor was made to get some of the Barnes
safe men, but their place was closed. It be
gan to look as if there was no hope for the
men, but another effort was made.
Prof. McCorasev knew Frank Speer had
the combination lor the safe, and called to J
him to give him tbe figures and he (Mo
Comsey) would open the door, but Soeer
did not answer. He either did not hear
McComsey, or was afraid to give away the
combination. In the meantime men had
been sent in all directions to find some of
the Barnes' safe men, with the intention of
blowing open- the safe. The office was
deserted for a few minutes, and about
7 o'clock three of Barnes' men arrived with
all of the paraphernalia of safe crackers.
Several attempts were made to get an answer
from Soeer and bis companion, but no sound
conld be heard within. It was supposed
that the men were dead, and work was about
to be begun with a drill, when tbe door of a
closet opened in another corner of the office
and the two prisoners jumped out.
While the Barnes' men were being hunted
up, Speer managed to work tbe combina
tion from the inside, and rescued himself
and his partner, aud once out, he thought
it would be a good joke on the others to
hide. When they got out, Speer locked the
safe again, and then secreted himself until
the arrival of the safe people.
A NEW CHDECH WANTED.
West End Eplscopnllnns Bloving far a Set
tled Place of Worship.
After considerable "hard work among the
West End Episcopalians, it begins to look;
as it a church for that sect will be erected.
A large number of communicants of the
Episcopal Church live in that section of
the city, who had neither church nor pastor
until the recent movement secured a hall iu
which to worship and the services of the
various clergymen of tbe city at various
A congregation of nearly 250 persons are
now giving their attention to having a regu
lar pastor, and either the renting of a hall
or the construction of a small chnrch for
Sabbath meetings. It Is likely that a com
mittee meeting will be calbd iu a few weeks
for the purpose of adopting measures to at
tain this end.
A .DEDICATION NEXT EDXDAT.
St. James It. C. Chnrch nt Wllkloabarg to
bo Appropriately Received.
At the dedication of the new St. James'
Church and school building at Wilkins
burg next Sunday the solemn ceremonies
will be'performed by Very Bev. S. Wall,
D. D., Vicar General. Very Bev. Joo Strub,
Pr6vincial of the Order of the Holy Ghost,
will sing the mass, assisted by deacons and
Bev. C. V. Neeson, pastor of St. John the
Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon, a
careful programme of music under the di
rection of Prof. J. J. Lageman, the organist
ot the church, will be rendered. Bev. A.
A. Lambing is the pastor of the church. A
train leaves union station at 8:40, anda
lunch will be provided for those who de
VISIT OF THE GOLDEN EOD.
The United State Lteblbouie Boat la
The United States steamboat Golden
Bod arrived in the harbor yesterday abont
noon, from down the river. It is the
Government lighthonse boat. Its work is
to supply oil and other supplies to the
many beacomlights of the Western water
way, and to pay tbe wages of the men who
attend to the lights. It arrives in this port
at irregular intervals, varying from two to
lour months. The vessel is a pretty one, as
clean and trim as a new pin. The crew
have comparatively an easy time, and their
occupation is to keep thejboat in good con
dition. The Golden Bod will remain here
until to-morrow, when ii will depart clown
EEPOETEES TO BE INTITED.
All Arrangement Made for the lawyer'
Arrangements are' being made for the
annnal dinner' of the Allegheny County
Bar Association, which will take place at
the Hotel Schlosser on Monday, January 6,
1890. Ot course everything is being done to
make tbe dinner as big a success as possi
ble. There will be a bountiful feast of good
One thing1 for which newspaper men will
be more or less thankful, is the fact that
they will not be compelled to lay on the
floor in the second story of the. hotel, with
their ears at the end of a gas pipe for three
hours and a half as they have had to do
heretoIOre, to get the toasts. It is announced
that the reporters are to be invited to
A Home Saddened.
Mr. and Mrs. James F. McMorris are
mourning the loss of Charles Gabriel Mc
Morris, an infant and youngest son. Mr.
McMorris is of the firm of Joseph Einstein
An EoEasjeiaent Broken,
A young lady, high in social circles in
3b is city has just brokeA her engagement,
because ber intended, hor -promised to boy
her a musical box, refused,to go to Gill in
ger's, 1200Jeennve., to-buyit. The young
lady claims that, their stock, consisting of
orastcAl boxes, guitars, mandolins, violins,
Bccoruiousf coacvitiiiur, uunjos, etc., IS tne
largest and finest in the city; al their liae
pi nu junta oi stnofi, r .. MW ,
Tha Fort Tftayne to ,Lay Another
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A$300,0aO'LqOKTEACriS TO BE LET.
0s j ! ,
The Lake Erie Eailroad.Ia JExpending an
Oodle of Money.
A HEW FEEIQHT. DEPOT AT BfiAYEfi
It has been definitely fixed by the Fort
Wayne Bailroad to lay another double
track between Allegheny and Conway. A
number of contractors have sent in figures
bidding on tbe job. The contract will be
let to the successful bidder on Tuesday. It
is expected that the work will cqst be lore
completed upward of $300,000, as there are
bo many obstacles to overcome before the
lines can be laid. The distance between
the two points is 23 miles.
The firm which seaures the contract will
be obliged to commence on the work imme
diately. The Fort Wayne has long been
conlemnlatintr this doable track, because
its freight traffic has increased largely
uurilif; fciic paab Tc( buu vv vu u v-.,u
as to render it difficult to keep tbe tracks
clear for passenger travel. This new track
will obviate in the luture any blockade on
the main track, and cive the railroad ample
tacilities to carry on its immense freight
traffic with the utmost dispatch.
A EOCKT COKIBACI.
It is said-thatthe most difficult part of the
work on this job will be between Emsworth
and Dixmont. Here there is 36,000 yards of
rock, standing 80 feet nigh, to remove. The
rock will be blasted by electricity and taken
away to some marshy? round owned by the
Fort Wayne road, west of Dixmont, and
near the Ohio river bank.
Further along tbe road there is another
piece of rock to remove. At several points
the company intends to lay a number of side
tracks for freight car" accommodations. So
pushed is the company for yard facilities
that it finds it absolutely necessary
to undertake this large piece of work.
Hitherto the yard room all along the road
has been insufficient, and a good deal of in
convenience has been felt owing to this
Much of the rock that will be excavated
will be broken into small pieces, and it will
be used for a foundation for some bad
ground, which they iutend to utilize for
A SIX MONTHS' JOB.
The work on tbe Fort Wayne will take at
least six mouths be'ore it is finished, and it
will give employment to S00 men. The men
will be mainly used to do tbe heavy wore of
blasting and removing rock at the points
The Lake Erie Bailroad is in the same
box that the Fort Wayne is in an insuffi
ciency of yard facilities. This company let
out its contract to Werneberg & Jolly a
week ago. The Lake Erie is going to mbve
all its tracks at Beaver from their present
Sosition aud relavthem nearer the Ohio river
'here will be 20 miles of track to change
near Beaver. It will take over nine months
to accomplish the work, and tbe contract
lor the work will run into several hundred
A BIO FBEIOHX DEPOT.
The Lake Erie authorities will build a
large freight depot at Beaver, as soon as they
complete the tracks. Lately Beaver has be
come a great center for freight, and business
is constantly developing.
During the progress of the work at Beaver
the contractors encroached upon some prop
erty belonging to Metzer, a paper, manu
facturer. The railroad authorities had not
nn.n1 taA tlia miMli.e. nf Wat r land
and'when tbe contractor was asked totoD
work he refused. An injunction was ob
tained' agaiust the Lake Erie, and the
anerm arrestea jur. narry w erneoerg, wno
was placed under a $10,000 indemnity bond.
THE CilUBCIl WILL COMPLY.
It Will Take Two Year to Keraore tbe
Troy Hill Bodie.
Father Werner, rector of St. Philomena's
Church, was seen yesterday to ascertain
what action the church authorities would
take about the ordinance passed by the
Allegheny Council, compelling them to re
move all bodies from the Troy Hill Ceme
tery. Father Werner said:
"It is tbe intention of tbe church to com
ply with the ordinance. All we ask from
the city is ample time to find the friends of J
the dead buried in the cemetery. It will
take two years before we can clear the
graves. Many of the bodies which are now
lying in the old cemetery will never be
claimed, because there are no living rela
tives. In all cases where no owner of a
body can be found, the church will defray
the cost ofremoving it to our new cemetery,
on the Perrysvilleroad. There will also be
a numbtrot bodies interred in the Troy
Hill ground, whose friends are too poor to
pay the necessary cost of transferring.
"The church would like all the congrega
tion who bave bodies in Troy Hill, to re
move them as quickly as posib!e,so that the
cemetery may be emptied iu the time speci
fiedjn the ordinance."
Tbe Benry F. Olll'er Grand PInnoi
Have held the If ad and shared the honors
with the distinguished pianists who played
them at the Music Teachers' National As
sociation meetings for the past nine consecu
tive years, being the only "grand" used at
all tbe meetings.
"At the national meeting in Philadelphia
in '89 it was the general verdict of the
musicians that the Miller crand surpassed
all the others. At the Ntw York State
meeting the distinguished American pianist,
Mr. Wm. H. Sherwood, who made a phe
nomenal success, publicly stated it would
have been impossible for him to have pro
duced such magnificent results on any other
erand piano in the country." Philadelphia
An elegant assortment of these famous
pianos can be seen at W. C. Whitehill's
music parlor. Also some second-hand in
struments. Small grand Krauich & Bnch,
$325. Mason & Hamlin upright, largest size,
$300. Marshall & Mittauer square, $125.
Bent organ, $75. Shonlnger organ. $50. At
W. C. Whitehill's Music Parlor, 152 Third
avenue, opposite Government building.
Are Yon n Lover of 3InIct
If you are, this will interest you. There
is being sold in this oity, to-day, an instru
menttpon which you can play an opera or
symphony, a waltz or a simple ballad, with
all the 'grand and beautiful effects of an
orchestra, end to perform upon this re
markable Instrument yon need know posi
tively nothing about music
This wonderful instrument is called the
JEoMan organ, and is almost an entirely new
thing, which accounts for your never having
heard of It before.
We don't expect you to take onr word for
all this; it is too remarkable a statement; but
we will guarantee to conviuce you of the
actual truth of it, if you will call at our
warerooms anu see and hear tor yourself..
Melloe & HOSNE,
77 Filth avenue, Pittsburg.
Fob a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweeds is the finest in
tbe market; imported exclusively for his
If Yob Will Leave Year Order
.For a crayon or pastel portrait at Aufrechtj
Elite gallery, 616 Market at, Pittsbnrg, on
or-before tbe 20th inst, you can hare ft for
Xmas without fail. Prices lowest In two
cities. Bring the children,
BLAIR'S Ptixs Great BglIh goat and
rheumatic remedy. Hoc, woact 4 eSeet-
Ive. Atrutt', & r Srm,
- J ABE1STS 0FTHB INCEEASI.
'Chief Brown Will Mnke a Showing- of IS,
eOB at the End of the Year.
The arrests of the year show such an in
crease ou the arrests of all previ
ous years . fls demonstrates either a
a large advance in the population, an in
crease in the criminality or a watchfulness
on the part of Chief Brown's "finest" which
has let no gnllty man escape. The figures
show that the criminal classes, like other
yellow dogs.have a predilection for injuring
their neighbors during the dog days, and
the hot months are the most prolific of
The following are the official figures of
arrests for each month up to and including
November: January, 724; February, 706;
March, 1,088; April, 1,157; Mav. 830; Juue,
1.204; July. 1,429; Aneust.1,429; Septem
ber, 1.4C6; October, 1,338; November, 1,366,
a total of 12,737 arrests for thevearup to
December 1, which will bring the whole ar
rests of the year up to nearly 15,000, if not
fully that amount, as predicted some weeks
ago by Chief Brown, of the Department of
Public Salety, and published in The Dispatch.
Eelative to the largely increased number
of arrests Superintendent Gamble Weir, of
the Bureau of Police, said yesterday that
the fact should not be taken for granted
that the city had become more depraved, an
it must;be borne in mind that the arrests
made in Pittsburg come from not alone the
city itself, but for a radius of 20 miles
around, including McKeesport, Sharpsburg
and other large boroughs and towns. Ar
rests have been made of people from as far
away as Connellsville, and probably it
-would be found that from 30 to 40 per cent
of the arrests are made or people who come
from outside of Pittsburg. On the whole,
tbe results seem to show rather the in
creased efficiency of the police lorce than an
increase in crime.
Phenomenal Sale or Piano at B. O. Hay &
Co.'c, 75 Filth Avi-nne.
It is not the policy of this house to adver
tise large sales going on at all seasons of the
year when the public know ittobe unreason
able, nor do tbev ask the public to believe
that their house is the only place a good
piano can be had, but they do say that if
you want an honest piano at an honest
price they will give you a bargain,
Dnring the past week they have sold a
great number of thewonderlulMathushek,
celebrated Hazelton Bros, and Lindeman &
Son's pianos; also, tbe sweet-toned Wilcox &
White organs. This house has the agency
for tbe wonderful sel.'-playing'organs, which
have created such a sensation this sea
son. Call at their warerooms and bo con
vinced that their manner of doing business
is in every way the most satisfactory. They
have on hand a specially selected stock of
rosewood, mahogany, French walnut and
antique oak cases for the Christmas trade.
E. Or. Hays & Co., 76 Fifth ave.
We Won't Tell Ton a Long Tnle or Woe
About what you already know the back
ward, unseasonable weather and its feariul
depression on tbe sale of winter goods but
will begin with the end by informing you of
onr peerless mark-down of men's and" boys'
overcoats. Just read:
Men's overcoats reduced from $26 to $20.
Men's overcoats reduced from $24 to $18.
Men's overcoats reduced from $20 to $15.
Men's overcoats reduced from $16 to $12.
Men's overcoats red need from $13 to $10.
Boys' overcoats reduced from $3 50 to $2 50.
Boys' overcoats reduced from $4 75 to $3 50.
Boys overcoats reduced from $7 0 to $5 00.
Boys' overcoats reduced from $10 to $7 00.
These reductlonu exist, not on paper
merely, but ou reality, as you can convince
yourself by a simple examination of our
goods and prices. Kaufmanns,'
Filth avenue and Smithfield street.
Nothing In tbe World
Will equal our great holiday week sale.
Grand' and complete closing out of heavy
weight overcoats and heavy-weight suits in
our store. Make the best of it and call
during the week. It's a paying investment
for you. What makes a better Christmas
present than a nice overcoat or a suit of
clothes? Men's all-wool overcoats this week
onfy $5, worth $15; men's suit", in cutaways
ami sacks, at $7 50, worth $18; men's chi'n-
Lchilla overcoats at $8, worth $18; men's ele
gant dress suits $10, worth $25. Don't miss
this chance. Holiday week is a hummer at
our store. Clothing will be bundled out at
a double qnick pace. Bemember Christmas
week at our big stores. " P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Open until 9 o'clock evenings, starting
Wednesday, December 18.
MOQUETTE CAKPETH AT 81 23.
Tbe Same That Have Been Selling at 81 SO
Our $1 50 grade of moquette carpet has
been mar Red down to $1 25.
We want to sell the entire line before in
voicing time, which is near at hand.
Also bic cut in bod v and tapestrv brnssels
carpets, and in curtain department, for the
C27 and 629 Penn avenue.
And Why Not?
Gusky's expect a wonderfully large busi
ness this week in their boys and children's
depattment. They intend presenting free a
large and elegant express wasnn with every
purchase in their boys or children's depart
ment amounting to $5 or upward.
ITnve Yon Seen Odr Holiday Bazaar
It is the grandest thing of the kind ever
seen west ot tbe Allegheny mountains. The
glfster and glitter of thousands of toilet sets,
manicure sets, shaving sets, workboxes (fin
ished in ivory, born, pearl and silver), is a
sight that fairly dazzles the eye. The at
tractions, however, that loomsover and above
everything are the very low prices named
tor these Dcauuiui goods, uorne to-morrow.
Katjpmanns' Grand Depot.
Largest in lbs City.
Our line of silk mnfHers from 25c to $5;
hemstitched Japanete silk handkerchie's at
25c, 37c 50c, 75c and $1 and up; thousands
of handkerchiefs from 5c to any price de
sired; largest line and at prices one-half
less than elsewhere.
Thobkion Bros., Allegheny.
Parents cannot do better than remem
ber that any day this week Gusky's give
away free a large and elegant "express
wagon with every purchase amounting to $5
or more in their boys' or children's clothing
The fast week and the last chance is of
fered during the coming week, commencing
Monday, December 16, to buy fine drygood,
carpets and rugs at auction at 723 and 725
Liberty st, corner Eighth.
The Ooly Douse In Boih CItle
That gives a magnificent Christmas hand
herchlef box free of charge to every pur
chaser of a half dozen of handkerchiefs is
Kaufmanns' Grand Depot.
French and American clocks in great
variety. Henry Tebhetden,
No. 530 Smithfield st
Piano. 9150. Piano.
7 octaves, finished all around, splendid
tone and handsome appearance, for f 150,
J. M. HOFFMANN & CO.,
537 Smithfield street.
Ko Christmas and New Year's table
should be without a bottle of Angostura
Bitters, the world renowned appetizer, of
exquisite flavor. Beware of counterfeits.
Toe holiday goods at lowestprices, visit
Gusky's great, unloading sale, which 'com
mences to-Borrow morning.
Ladies take OTmADTicii Attend tbe
10 day.' tergala sale of ladies'. jeketa, new
markets, girls' cloaks sad ihmm, at Sw
1831. ' ISM.
Established kerlt0 ykaks.
Mellor fc Hoene' Holiday Display of
Piano and Organ.
It is a truly magnificent sight to see the
vast array of pianos and organs at Mellor &
Hoeue's. 77 Futh avenue. There are assem
bled such pianos as have world-wide reputa
tions, and whose names have become house
hold words in eyery family. Such pianos
are the Hardman and Krakauer makes,
which are known to everyone as instruments
of absolutely the highest grade manufac
tured; and the best of it is they are sold by
Mellor & Hoene at the lowest possible
prices, and also ou easy payments to those
who do not desire to pay cash. Mellor &
Hoene have also the popular Kimball and
Harrington pianos, which are fast becoming
known throughout the -country as the best
for the money.
The celebrated Chase organs, which can
only be obtained from Mellor & Hoene, are
supeHor to any other reed organ manu
factured, in regard to anperior quality,
swgetness and power of tone. Mellor &
Hoene have a most elegant lot of organs on
hand, rich and beautiful in design, and
with handsome cut glass mirrors, really the
finest lot ever seen in the city of Pittsburg.
The fact is at Mellor &Hoene's, you
can get just what , you want in the
organ line, for chnrch, chapel, lecture
room, and for lodge and borne use,
anything from the very smallest to
the very largest and on easy payments of
from 15 to flO per month. Can you really
get together a finer collection of reed organs
than the Chase, Palace, Chicago-Cottage and
Kimball makes? We answer, nol Most
Christmas is nearly here and now is the
time to visit Mellor & Hoene's and make
your wife, daughter or sister a gift of a
piano or organ, a present that is lasting and
that will make joy in the household for
many years to come. Call on Messrs.
Mellor & Hoene nnd see their wonderful
stock of pianos and organs, or if you cannot,
then write for catalogues, which will
promptly be mailed you with a description
of theireasy payment plan. Their address
is 77 Filth avenue, and is known to every
one as the center of Pittsburg's music trade.
BE SURE AND ATTEND, .
For We Are Golnc to Slake
Things hum this week at our popular stores.
We've had the biggest season's business
since we are established and we are going to
dispose of the balance of our heavy weight
suits and overcoats. Store is open until 9
o'clock evenings, starting on Wednesday,
Dec. 18. Prices on men's overcoats and suits
will be cut in 3 parts. Men's suits, all wool,
$7 CO, worth 16. Men's overcoats at 16,
worth J15. Genuine chinchilla overcoats,
$8, worth $18. Men's cutaway and sack
suits in ioreign diagonals and broad wales at
$10, usually sold at $23 and $25. Eemera
ber Christmas week. at the P. C. C. C., cor.
Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court
Is a name you have probably heard before,
but are you acquainted with the beautiful
china manufactured by the firm of that ilk,
aud which is now so popular? Drinking
Dejeuner sets, fruit plates with rich floral
decoration, cups, cracker jars, etc., etc
Where cau they be had? The usual answer.
At French, Ke'ndrick & Co.'s, opposite the
The beautiful suspension act showineyoung
lady susoended in midair, with no visible
means of support; the present mystery of the
age. To be seen this week Jrom 10 A. M.
until 6 P. H., at Gusky's corner show win
dow. Everybody should see this.
Tho Crash, tbe Smib, the CInb
Of our prices of ladies' newmarkets, wraps
and jackets has not yet stopped. Some
more, nnd bigger reductions than ever are
on the list for to-morrow. With a few dol
lars in vour pockets you can now buy one
of the finest garments in" the land at Kauf
man ns' Cloak Department.
Chriit. Hanch, No. 541 SmUbSeld Street,
Dealer in fine watches, clocks, diamonds,
etc. Cheapest store in the city. Have no
connection with any other establishment.
Don't Forset to Bring- tbe Boy.
Gusky's will this week with every pur
chase in their boys' or children's department
amounting to $5 or upward, give away free
a large and elegant express wagon.
1,000 fur muffs 50o to $20 each: French
seal muffs, $1 50; compare with $3 50 muff
elsewhere. Boqqs & Bvta,
Every Sboestoro Advertlie
Christmas slippers. Kaufmanns' alone can
trutniuiiy claim, nowever, the largest as
sortment, the handsomest styles, the lowest
Guitars and mandolins. A large and care
fully selected stock of these popular instru
ments can be found at the musical estab
lishment of Geo. Kappel, 77 Fifth ave.
Can(buy an all-wool overcoat, a cassimere
suit and a pair of suspenders for $12 at the
P. C. C C, cor. Grant' and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House
Great unloading sale of goods suitable
for the holidays, commences to-morrow
morning. Presents for everybody, the young
and the old. Prices at feast 25 per cent
under all other dealers. GnsKx'3.
The largest variety at M. Seibert & Co.'s,
Ale and porter are the correct drinks for
December, January and February. Fraucn
heim & Vilsack's brews are the favorites
And Why fiolf
Gusky's expect a wonderfully large busi
ness this week in their boys and children's
department They intend presenting free a
large and elegant express wagon with every
purchase in their botrg or children's depart
ment amounting to $5 or upward.
Silks, .silk. ,
Great bargains in silks. .
Enable & Shustes, 35 Fifth are.
'Don't fail to eet "Christmas Morning"
panel, with vour tea, from The Great
Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.
Pabents cannot do better than remem
ber that any day this week Gusky's give
away free a large and elegant express
wagon with every purchase amounting to $5
or more in their boys' or children's clothing
The largest stock st popular prices.
Pitcaien's, 431 Wood street.
Special bargains offering throughout all
departments daring our clearing .sale,
XTu Haows & Hacks.
Tbe Latest Band ainsle
For 24:instruments, complete, only 25 cts,
at K. Qi Hys &CCo.'s. 75 Fifth ve warsu
1 )g' J r 1, j
Cask paid for old gold and silver, at
Haach's, Ko. 295 Fifth avenue. WPsn.
- TitSKCH and' American clocks itj great
Trarietyv - HenetTeshetden, ;
-Noi-Wfr Smithfield st
ML JwKdy good fr tare ioMrMt
ktkjr(fffttttele4if k. wki ott
IT sMHUMCY. ?.-
MUSICAL BEE-UIVE ATILEBEE
Their Piano nnd Orirani Preferred.
Among the nnmerous pianos sold for hoi
any pianos oy the old, popular nrm oi i
Kleber & Bro.. 506 Wood sireet.there a
no les than eight pijnns and several. organ
bought by citizens of Johnstown. .Thejall
are of first-class cradp. nifi m KieinwaV
Conover, Upera and otlvrs, and were chosei
after the purchasers had scoured tne who 1
city, tried every instrument, and finall
concluded that the Kleber Bros, kept thi
best instruments o! tbem all and sold oi
more accommodating tern.s. The bnsines
excitement at Klebers' music store Is a
fever heat five large floors being filled witi
piaiios and organs ana customers and sales
men. Telegrams for more instruments are
daily dispatched to the manufacturers, ir,
order to enable that popular house to kesf
pace with the extraordinary demand for!
their superior goods. Don't fail to call at!
Kleber'. and your dealings there will be S
source of pleasure and a saving of your
A FEW SPEC1AC BABGAlSSr
Kxtra gTade White Conntry Blanket, $4.
1W White Conntry Blanket, extra value. S3.
Good, f nil-size Bed CmforK. JI, $1 2i
Special low prices ou Eiderdown Quilts.
Two extra fine grades:
English Saltings, in All-Wool Checks and
Stripes. 50 inch wide, reduced to Jl and $1 &.
30-lnch Sill: and Wool Plaid and Stripe Suit
ings at S7Jc. worth que
60-inch Wool Stripe Snl'Ines atSOc, worth 73c
GO-lcca Wool Plaid Huttings at 75c, worth It
Special value In Black Henrietta:
Jet Black and B! ue Black Shades 40 inch Silk:
Warp Henrietta. In extra fine grade, reduced
to SI, worth SI 37.
FOBS' FURSI FTJBS!
Ladles' and Children's Fnrs In Mink, At
tracban, Persian, Beaver and Seal at very closa
FINE SILK UMBBELLAS,
With durable cover and novel handle. See onr
Bolid Silver Mountings on Natural Bulb Stick.
Just the umbrella to please a gentleman ox
Udy for Xmas.
JACKETS AND WBAPS.
An immense display o Newest Fabrics,
Newest Shapes, and, of 'great Importance to
yon. Newest prices.
The season Is somewhat advanced, and we
are enabled to close put lots at great reduction,
We give you the benefit.
BIBER & EASTOM,
505 and S07 MARKET STREET.
THE CASH GROCER,
HAVE YOUGOT CORNS?
If you have, I am not the man you want.
1 am not a Corn Doctor. I am
only a Grocer. , ,
DO YOU EAT CORN ?
Ahl there, my size. Now you havo me.
Corn did you sayT
BET CORN YOU EVER'ATB,
5 CANS, 25c
Where did I get itr That Is none of
your business. I bare two carloads of It
, and it is paid for. That is all you need
to know. It you want It come and get
it or send f cr my lanre weekly price list
and order by mall.
This Is not dried corn, soaked and
canned. Nor second grade corn. But
it Is straight goods and you never ate
better corn. Try it.
Orders amounting to HO, without
counting sugar, packed and shipped
' free ol charge to any point within
79, 81 AND 93 OHIO ST.,
Cor. Sandusky, Allegheny.
O, 63 AND S3 WEST TWENTY-THIRD SZ,
LARGEST EXHIBIT OP
ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMERICA
Ten Snow Rooms filled with tbe latest pro
ductions of the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufaeturin: cen
ters of tba world.
Grand Exhibition of IMPORTED NOVEL
TIES suitable for HOUDAYand WEDDINO
PRESENTS, and for Drawing Room use and
ornamentation, at specially attractive prices.
Visitors td New York are cordially Invited to
call and examine onr stock anaVpriceC Th
central location of onr establishment (adjoin
ing Eden Musee) makes it easy of aceess from
all parts of tbe city. se22-10$-sa
THE PENNSYLVANIA STORAGE COLA)
Z3, 40 and 41 WATEBST,
Beg to call attention to their superior
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- cusses 01 mercnanaise.
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