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mPUT THE AIRBRAKE.
'Several Mooted Phases of the
r.. fl. Westinghouse Describes in
Detail the Dixon Patent.
ITHE COMPANY SOT YET AFFECTED
The terse, modest and apparently unim-
portant telegraphic announcement from
Washington, printed in all the morning
papers, in regard to the "Westinghouse-Dixon
suit, has created an interest here.
The fact that the Commissioner of Patents
had. decided against the "Wesiinghouse
Airbrake Company and tin favorof one
Dixon, claiming a prior patent, was widely
talked of among well informed railroad
men yesterday, and some experts opinions
f The engineers were interested in the decision
until It was learned that the engine valves
were not Included in the case, but something
ess important to them.
TEE SYSTEM EXPAIED.
The Westinghouse triple air-brake system, to
explain it in a searching, scientific technical
ay, is as easy as rolling off a loc when it is
understood. It is based entirely upon the elas
tic quality of air. and most anybody conld bare "
bad a fortune out of it if they bad only thought
of it first.
In the first place.when a train of cars is prop
erly "hitched" tocetber, the engineer pulls a
throttle, and drives an air pressure throurh the
pipes on every car into a regular storage bat
tel y or tank. With the pressure thus equalized,
the brakes are all off. If, however, be wishes to
stop, the engineer lessens the pressure from
the engine, when, of course, the pressure from
the storage banerr in each car is the creator.
and a valve is pushed back, when a Tent allows
the air to act upon the brakes, closing them in
stantly. This is the antomatic system,and without the
tank it is thought to be useless, and it is this
' tank or storage battery fight that Dixon is said
to have won.
IS IT TEKT IMPORTANT?
The relative importance of this suit will
be realized when it is known that the freight
car airbrakes are also involved. The freight
car airbrakes are an improvement on the orig
inal styleonTy, howeTer, in their instantaneous,
or as the experts say, gunboat action." This
quick action is accomplished merely by the use
of larger vents apd larger supply pipes. Two
years ago a .sensation was felt in rail
road circles when these brakes were
publiclyJBStested, and the Westinchouse
freight brake pronounced the peer of all.
They are now being placed on freight cars as
rapidly as possible, also upon baggage and long
train cars. As a railroad man said yes
terday, however, the Westinghonse Company
has no rivals, since it is the largest in the coun
try, and is rapidly usurping everythinc in Can
ada, France and England.
A BAILBOADEB'S OFDttOX.
A Pennsylvania Railroad man, who talks
what he knows about and knows what he talks
abont. was asked an opinion upon the decision,
and be gave it without the slightest hesitation.
"The invention of the Westinghonse Air
brake,1' said he, 'Is a secret, dead and burled
now probably, as It has been used for nearly 17
yean. Its inception is shrouded in mystery, and
the real name of the inventor will never be
known. lam no lawyer, but consider this de
cision or treat Importance."
"1 do not think mnch of the decision." said
another railroader, when spoken to: "it will be
Inst Men all these treat Rases either venm nf
R delay or a compromise, or one party will buy
tne other out. wny, a case like that," well
manaeed. could be dragged through the 8n-
Wt prcme Court for ten years. By that time, prob-
that would discount them both. I wouldn't
give a penny for a decision from the CommW
tiouer of Patents these trying times. There are
too many vents both in airbrakes and courts
.for such a decision to be final."
H. H. -WTESTISGHOUSE TALKS.
George Westinghonse, Jn, left last evening
for New York, and could not be interviewed,
but his brother, H. H. Westinghonse. General
.Manager of the Westinghouse Airbrake
Company, was seen at his home at Edgewood
last evening by a Dispatch representative,
and when shown the telegram which had been
sent from Washington said:
These are evidently sent out by parties who wish
to scare the stockholders or the airbrake com
pany. I cannot see for what motive, except, per
haps to cause a decline in the market, by which
speculators will be enabled to buy at a low figure
and afterward sell at a fair, if not at an enormous
proSt. Ill these statements which you have
shown me are exaggerated to the highest degree.
This man IMxon is a patent lawyer who lives in
Chicago, and never Invented a thing in his lire
that anyone knows of. If you will remember the
Westinghouse Company some years ago went
through the country experimenting with the air
brake, and on the trip a trial was made of it at
That is where Dixon saw it. At that time we
were trying to perfect a scheme by which
the air could be emitted at each
car when the brakes were applied,
bnt even this was unsatisfactory, because the
friction of the air on the pipes while passing,
from the engine to the rear end of a train, which
perhaps was 2, 000 feet long, was so great that all
the force would be expended and a terrible
bumping and Jarrtngwould be the result.
A SUBSEQUENT PATENT.
Subsequently we perfected a patent by which
the air, instead of being emitted, 'Was forced back
Into a reservoir, and conld be used again.
This was a great saving, and after concluding
to adopt It. we secured a patent and paid no more
attention to the former machinery. Dlxon, bow
ever, did, and the first thing we knew he had"
applied for a patent for cur idea which we had
considered entirely secondary. We entered what
;s Known as an interference ana nave lought the
thing all the way through, because we were the
Inventors of the contrivance, and should have
been given the patent.
Hot the Commissioner of Patents, although
acknowledging that we were the originators or
the idea, stated that we had been dilatory In ap
plying lor a patent, and therefore he should give
the. patent to Dixon. We are not through with
the case yetby any means, and intend to appeal
from the decision 01 the Commissioner of Patents.
TALK ABOUT BOYALTIES.
This talk about future royalties, and them.
Si mentor royalties for the past 17 years is all bosh.
r TJIxoBeould not collect royalties for the nast 17
years. All he coma ao wouia he to go Into court
and sue for damages, but in snch an event 1 do
not apprehend that be could give ns the least
trouble, because the Invention on which he claims
a patent Is a subsidiary one to ours, and entirely
It has no connection with the airbrake which
we are now using, it Is slmplv one of our inven
tions on which we neglected to taae ont a patent.
I am very glad you came out to see me this even
ing, for I can state to you positively that the com--ranv
will not be affected in the least hv th ni.
t-sion. whereas some of the stockholders might eet
nuKucvauu cut uuiiiwc vatuefti upDOnunity.
c nm ku &uu jus hue Mtuc as ever, ana CTen
lr Mr.-Dlxon's patent holds good he cannot In
auv war trouble the Westinghonse Alrhmto
HAUMBAUGH AN OLD HA5D.
A Swindler Who Has Worked a Profitable
On Saturday evening Henry Banmbausb.
who has been for some time doing a thriving
business in selling tickets for bogns charitable
entertainments and projects, was arrested.
Onrcauestof the police officials the fact was
withheld from publication until bis confeder
ates could be secured, as they had a clear case
against him, including a counterfeit seal of the
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers and rubber stamps, signatures of
different first-class firms and beneficial asso
ciations. From the records of Alderman McKenna's
office it was found that Coroner McDowell, at
that time constable for the Alderman, arrested
three of the same gang and convicted them of
the same offense, and Henry Baumbaugh
figured on the indictments.
inspector aiCAieese says that there is no
question of'bis having a clear case against
Baumbaugh this time and will push it to the
THE TITLE ALL BIGHT.
An Air of Mystery Snrropudlng the African
An air of deep mystery surrounds all the
meetings .of the Wylie Avenue A. M. E. Church
since the publication in The Dispatch of the
Broposed sale of the church's property in
berry alley. Last night the weekly class
nieeting.was.held. The doors were closed to
all except members of the church. It was
"learned that nothing was done in regard to tbe
it is said that the pacers will be completed
ion Thursday. According to one of tbe mem
bera the deal almost received a death blow
lowing t the charge tbat the title of tbo prop-
saicri. wticu muwire icu u jb cnurca was
fueieeuve. The report oi tne fidelity Title
and Trust Comnanv. in whose hand this mat.
terwas placed, shows that the title was rjer.
' ,,Xectly clear.
MATTERS OF MOMENT.
The Chamber ot Commerce Held a Most
Important Meeting Yesterday Silver
Coinage and Tin Tariff Considered.
The regular meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce directors yesterday was more interesting
in a numbei of ways than usual. Mr. Scott, of
the Committee on Railroads and Transporta
tion, asked for a continuance of the matter In
their committee relating to country roads. He
said the subject was being considered by some
of the societies, and be deemed it best to wait
until they took some action.
Mr. Miller, of the Committee on Finance and
Banking, had prepared an exhaustive report
in relation to silver coinage. He submitted it
and asked that it be placed aside until other
business had been disposed of.
Mr Anderson's report on the matter of a re
duction In letter postage was also temporarily
Mr. Dravo, of the Committee on 'Rivers and
Harbors, reported a resolution favoring the
establishment ot rve boats to protect property
on the river, and condemning the practice of
filling in tbe rivers beyond thelow water line.
It was adopted.
The firm of Black t Balrd was admitted to
membership, and then Mr. Miller read his re
port on the silver question. He was decidedly
against an increase in the coinage of silver and
By the Wlndom bill the Government had to
take all the silver brought to it, and in effect a
corner in the commodity could be created. The
standard value of money is based on gold, and
when sliver Is offered for sale in Europe the value
of It is computed in gold. The Secretary of the
Treasnrv has the whole matter In hand, and he
makes tiicprlce and has the power to put ltup or
down, ir there is error In this it ought to be
checked. The silver dollar was rerused by the
United states Senators, and a riot was almost cre
ated when their pav was tendered in that coin.
The old legal tender, the 'promise to pay, "was the
better form of money. The silver piece purporting
to he one dollar we know in our hearts to be a
fraud on the face of It, and when we tell them in
Europe that it is a dollar thev look at us In a man
ner signifying that we are either fools or knaves.
The report or the committee Is to let well
enough alone. We have 330, 000,000 or sllverlylng
in the vaults of the treasury, and we are coining
fast enough. We do not want to coin too much,
and the credit of our people and country is too
delicate a thing to tamper with.
A resolution was then submitted as follows:
We recommend to our representatives in Con
gress the continuance of the existing methods of
coining silver, and that no change be made at this
time In the laws relating to silver coinage.
On the question to adroit the report Mr. Fos
ter arose and spoke 8trongy against it. He
favored the coinage of all the silver produced
by the country. Captain John F. Dravo also
spoke against adopting the report, and made
quite a speech in favor of an increase in the
coinage. He believed that the country's credit
wonld be strengthened rather than weakened
by a continuance of turning out the finished
He offered an amendment to the resolution
embodied in the report that the Chamber of
Commerce recommend an increase over the
present production in coinage of $2,000,000 a
month. Mr. Foster seconded it. Mr. Miller
then moved that the whole matter be laid on
the table for the present. The motion was
carried without a dissenting vote.
Mr. Anderson, ot the Committee on Legisla
tion, then made bis report on a reduction of
letter postage. In view of the fact that the
present cost of the postal service is in excess nf
the revenue derived from It, and from other
important reasons, the report was averse to the
establishment of a reduction.in the post.
Mr. Ilicketson read a communication from
the American Tin Plate Association asking the
board to consider the matter of an increase in
the tariff on tin plate. The matter, at Mr.
Bicketson's suggestion, was referred to the
Committee on Manufactures, of which Mr.
Ricketson is chairman.
THE UITAL MINING UNIONS
Amalgamate and Act In Co-Operntlon
for the Interests ot the Craft.
A joint address was yesterday prepared by
the officials of N. D. A. 135, and the National
Progressive Miners' Union, embodying plans
for the amalgamation of the two organizations,
and.it will be at once issued to the members of
each. It is proposed to effect the consolidation
without sacrificing the essential features of
either. The work is to be completed at a joint
convention to be held in Colnmbus on January
The address refers to the rivalry which has
existed between the two organizations; de
plores the energy which has'been uselessly ex
pended in a contest for supremacy; remarks on
the large percentage of miners who. as a result
of the disunion, remain out of both, and de
clares that the UtUe interest taken in running
affairs by the men most concerned and the con
dition to which the craft is reduced is due to
the inability of the two organizations to unite
for the common weal. This has led to a reduc
tion of wages, and renders the miners and offi
cials of both organizations powerless to resist
imposition and assert their rights as wacework
ers. The address continues:
The writers of this met and agreed upon the
following plan, which we believe, if adopted,
wonld unite our forces nponabasis satisfactory
to tbe members of both organizations, and
bring about the beneficient results that all de
mand: First To unite the two organizations
under one head to govern and protect the in
terests of miners and mine laborers; this union
to be effected witbont sacrificing the essential
features of either organizations. Second The
organization to be divided into national, dis
trict and local divisions, tbe meetings of which
are to be either secret or open, as the members
may determine or the exigencies of the case
may require; that is to say. the meaning of the
terms open or secret shall be
construed as applying to tbe meet
ings of the National Progressive Union or
tbo K. of L. as tbe casemay be. Third Equal
taxation upon affiliated members. Fourth
The staff ot officers for tbe National Districts
and local organization, in which due provisions
shall be made for' visiting and directing tbe
business of both branches of the'organlzation.
The necessity for a unification oi our forces
demands that all the members of both existing
unions, and even those miners not connected
with either, shall give these propositions their
careful thought and study, in order that they
may be better prepared to intelligently consid
er tbe adoption and tbe modification of the
Signed John B. Rae, M. Workman N, T. D.
135, K. of L.; .Robert "Watchorn. Secretary
Treasurers. T. D. 1S5; John McBride. Presi
dents P. V-; Patrick McBryde. Secretary
Treasurer N. P. V.: David Ross for N. P. V.
President McBride has issued a call for the'
annual convention, to take place at Columbus
on the 22d of January. In doing this Mr. Mc
Bride has taken advantage of a special dispen-
Bauuu. as uio wubuluuuu pruviues fcuai lue
annual convention shall be held In Febrnarv.
Tuesday, the 224. is the day which N.T.D.
135 will hold its annual convention, and Mr.
Mcbride's changing tbe date of his conven
tion, is for the purpose of trying to effect an
amalgamation with the Knights of Labor.
.Every mine throughout the country will send
delegates, and it will be the largest convention
of miners ever held in America, as well as the
first time in which the two organizations sat
together as one.
Robert Watchorn was in the city yesterday
on bis way to Courtney. He expressed the
greatest hope for a successful outcome of the
joint Columbus convention and said that here
after coal operators throughout the country
would not deal with conflicting officials, but
with an united organization. The new union
will have one set of officers and one treasury.
TO BE P0STJIA8TEK.
A Veteran of East Liberty Who Is Well
Backed for a Branch OtQce.
John P. Shaf er, a veteran who served In the
late war as a private in Company B, Eighteenth
United States Infantry, has bean on the track
for postmaster of Station A, East Liberty,
sinee last February. He has a formidable
petition, carrying such names as General A. L.
Pearson, Colonel Norman M. Smith, Nelson P.
Heed, Robert Pitcairn and L200 or 1,600 others.
Ho was severely wounded at the battle of
Stone River, December 31, 18K1 Mr. Shafer Is
formally indorsed by Alex Hays' Post, G. A
R., No. 3. .
K0 STRIKE AT ALL.
An Anthorilntive Telegram Anent tho Typo
Tbe rumored strike in the ranks of the Typo
graphical Union which was billed to take place
in Philadelphia was entirely without founda
tion in fact.
Jacob Glaser. President of Philadelphia
Typographical Union, telegraphed last night to
Ml. J. J. Jones, of Pittsburg, district organizer
for nine States, that the report printed in The
DBPATcnwas to be denied authoritatively.
This settles the rumor of a strike.
THE UFFICEUS EE-ELE.CTED.
Annual Meeting of the Plttabarg and Fair-
The Pittsburg and Falrport Terminal Com
pany b eld its annual meeting at the Baltimore
and Ohio depot yesterday afternoon. No busi
ness of importance was transacted except an
election of the officers of 18SS to serve for the
yearlKM. Falrport is situated on Lake Erie,
and the Pittsburg and Western Railroad have
terminal facilities at tbat point, which are also
used by the Baltimore and Ohio.
America Leads tbe World
In taste and tbe refined customs of civiliza
tion, the evidence of which is, that of 2,454,
504 cases of champagne imported into the
United States during the last ten years, over
25 per cent was "G. H. llumm's Extra
Dry." whose imports were over 200,000 cases
in excess of any other brand. Quality tells
THEIE MW -STATION.
Plans for the Pennsj's Freight Depot
Over in Allegheny.
IT WILL ENTAIL A COST OF $24;000,
And Will lie Built at the Corner of Well
TEE ADDITIONAL NEW TRACES 10 IT
The Pennsylvania Company has at .last
decided lo build a new freight station in
Allegheny City. Hans have been prepared
and the work of building Will be begun
January 1. The new station will cost 124,000
and will be built on the site of the present
depot, at the corner of North and Irwin
For the past two years numerous reports
bave been afloat in regard to the company
building the station. A number of sites
had been selected. Among them was the
old Pearl mill property, adjoining the Penn
sylvania station on Federal street. It was
also stated that the 'company contemplated
the reconstruction of the large oil house, at
the foot of Allegheny avenne, and chang
ing it to a freight depot. The yards and
platform were to beat the corner of Penn
sylvania and Allegheny avenues. The plans
have arrived from Philadelphia and the station
Is to be Iocatod at North avenue.
Tbe present tracks used for storing cars be
tween North and Pennsylvania avenues will be
torn up about the first of next month.The work
of building tbe platform of the new station will
then be begun. The .platform will be single
and covered, with offices for clerks at both
ends. It will be TOO feet long and 34 feet wide.
One-balf will be used for loading, and the other
half for nnloading. A wide driveway of
granite, or block stone and asphalt will lead to
tbe platform from both Irwin and-Pennsylvania
avenues. Instead of driving .on to the plat
form, wagons will be backed np to it and un
loaded. Tbis will be a convenience appreciated
by teamsters and horso owners. In the past, a
number of accidents have occurred to horses
and wagons on account of tbe platform giving
Four tracks will be constructed from Penn
sylvania to Irwin avenue, to accommodate tbe
cars. In addition to tbis, a number ot bulk or
car-load tracks will belaid along Allegheny and
Pennsylvania avenues. Tbe company will also
construct another track alongside their main
tracks from the end of tbe West Patk at North
avenue to tbe outer depot. This will give tbem
five tracks from this point w&rt. The two out
side tracks are exclusively used for freight
trains and the new tracks will enable the com
pany to better handle the rapidly increasing
The office of Freight Agent W. George Gib
son and bis clerks will be located close to the
gateman's tower, on North avenue. The office
will be a two-story brick building with stone
trimmings. It will be totally unlike tbe present
office, which is nothing but a shed. The latter
was erected in 1871, when the freight station
was moved from Federal street to North ave
nue. It was intended at the time to make it
but a temporary office, but nothing was ever
done to replace it with a better Station. Instead
of moving out in six months, the company has
occupied the present incommodious quarters
for 18 years. The building was partially de
stroyed by fire abont three years ago, but was
It is probable that the new building will
cease to be the freight station within a few
years. It is generally believed by the higher
officials that the depot must be located at Fed
eral street in order to be centrally located for
shippers. Tbe company owns acres of gronnd
between their tracks andLacock street, on the
west side of Federal street, and can easily find
room for it. It was intended to put thepresent
new building on tbis site, but the elevated
track scheme would not allow this to be done.
It is only a question, of time until the tracks
crossing Federal and other cross streets will
have to be elevated. The work will surely
begin about January 2.
TO MANAGE THE LIBRARY.
Lively Discussion In Allegheny Councils ns
to Whether the Carnegie Library is for
the Aristocrat or the People.
At a special meeting of Allegheny Council
last evening, after some minor unfinished busi
ness had been taken care of. a resolution was
pass'ed commending the Chamber. of Com
merce's disapproval of encroachments on the
river front. The ordinance authorizing the is
suance of 5117,000 8K Per" cent bonds was re
pealed, and an issuance of a like amount of 4
per cent 20-year bonds substituted; also, $25,000
1 per cent 20-year park bonds.
Some discussion ensued when the question of
repaying and grading portions of Federal and
Diamond streets came up, bnt it was laid over.
Another squabble ensued over the board to
be appointed to manage the Carnegie library.
One member wanted to know who was the
instigator of the ordinance, as he tbonght it
was intended to give aristocrats the benefit.
Another thought Councils should have full
control, as tbey were the pick of tbe flock, and
tbe Board of Control was made up of what was
A motion to adjourn cut tire discussion short,
and the ordinance goes to the city Property
Committee. Daring the evening it was an
nounced that a second test of tbe new Qilsby
engine would be made Christmas afternoon.
DRESSED IN HIS SEST.
The Weather Clerk Make HU Usual Ad
"Yes," aid Wiggins, "I-think it will"
This profound remark was In answer to
whether it would or wonld not rain on Christ
mas Day. No perfect reliance can be placed
upon the ground hog's observation, as he Is the
same gentleman who tries to believe In his own
predictions by appearing on a rainy day with
out an umbrella, or traveling around in the
sun with a borrowed ulster or perhaps trying
to mop off fancied perspiration with a ther
mometer 100 per cent below par.
In spite of the clerk's prediction, however,
there will be weather Christmas. It will be
more or less ruffled aronnd the edges with a
marked vacuum in the pockets.anda great deal
of wind on the stomach in certain regions. On
the whole, people in Pittsburg will find it com
fortable as usual on Christmas to be clothed
with righteousness and seal skin.
MAGGIE M'QDAIPE'S IKQDEST.
The Coroner Snyi He Will Find the
Who Pawned Her Clothes.
The Coroner yesterdayadjourned the inquest
on the death of Margaret McQuaide. for a day,
to secure further testimony as well as to secure
tbe man who pawned her clothes to get drink.
Tbe Coroner says he will get the man if the law
will assist him, and make him regret the part
which he took toward hastening the death of
the poor woman.
At the inquest yesterday there were several
witnesses examined, among them being Chief
Elliot, of the Department of Charities. He
said the application to him had been made by
telephone for the relief of tbe McQuaide
woman, and he advised the proper course.
Dr. Chessrown the jail physician, attended
the case, and said the woman appeared very ill
when he left her. The other witnesses will be
calledthismorning. Superintendent Cowan, of
tbe West Penn Hospital, says tho woman left
the institution aganst his wishes.
TO MAKE LARGEfi PIPES.
S'panff-Clinirnut Will Manufacture Slxtecn
Spang, Chalfant i Co. are about to enlarge
tbeir lap-weld tube department with another
furnace, and will put in machinery to make 13
inch wrought iron pipes, which is just double
the size they have been turning" out. The
wrought iron pipes of such dimension bave
largely taken the place ot cast iron ones used
for gas and water mains. The firm is so
pressed with orders .that they cannot make
enough plpo iron.
THAT COAL .DEAL.
Col. SLInn U Still Negotiating With the
Colonel W. P. Ehinn said yesterday that the
river coal syndicate was just in tbe same posi
tion It was in prior to the 16th of December.
He declined to say whether the deal was on
or off, and would not say what.had been the
outcome of his talk with a committee of river
operators the other day. It could be seen,
however, that tbe Colonel had some hopes of
still carrying tbe negotiations through.
Tho Saltsburg Gas Company.
A meeting ot the Saltsburg Gas Company
was held at the Seventh Avenue Hotel last
evening. About 20 persons were present, bnt
tbey all declined to talk on the business which
had been transacted. It Is rumored, however
that they Intend increasing the capital stock
of tbe company and extending the Una.
THE CARB0H STRIKE.
Conference Yesterday Between the Com
pany and a ) Committee of Organized
Labor What Vn Accomplished.
A conference between the Allegheny County
Light Company and a committee representing
the labor organizations and the Electrical
Union Was held, .yesterday afternoon. No
agreement has as yet been arrived at There
were present, on behalf of the company, Her
man H. Westinghonse, Manager Blaxter, and
Superintendent Naysmitb, and as a committee,
Jobn E. O'Shea, Secretary Martin, of the
Amalgamated Association of Iron, and Bteei
Workers, C P. Du Ross, John Flea, Frank Cur
rier, Charles Fitzwilliams and James K. Mill
man. Mr. O'Shea stated that the conference had
been asked for to devise some means whereby
the impending dispute might be settled, and
suggested that a scale bq drawn up under
which it would be impossible for such disputes
to occur in the future. Mr. O'Shea asked Mr.
Westinghouse to explain the causes that led
up to the difficulty of last August, and to state
tbe arrangements that had been entered into
between tbe company and the American Fed
eration of Labor.
Mr. Westinghouse deputed tbe task to Mr.
Blaxter, who said that prior to August tbe
company had four men in its employ to whom
they were not paying tbe regular wages, S2;
they were getting only 81 75; that tbe com
mittee called upon tbe company to pay these
men tbe regular rate or discbarge them; that
tbe company refused to do this, and the men
struck. A verpai settlement wassuosequenuy
arrived at, by whicb the company Was to rein
state tho men who had struck; that it had so
done with the exception of three.
Mr. O'Shea wanted to know if these tbree
men were not reinstated because of their con
nection with a unionf To this Mr. Blaxter
would not reply directly, bnt stated that there
were several reasons why they should not be re
employed. The phase of the present difficulty was then
discussed, and when- the matter bad been re
ferred to at some length Mr, O'Shea desired to
know if the Electrical Union had intimated to
the company its objection to working with the
three men referred to. Mr. Blaxter denied hav
ing received official intimation of tbe fact, but
admitted that a committee of three bad called
upon him and proffered a request that the
three objectionable men be discharged. He
said that be had asked the committee to put
tbe request in writing; but this they refused to
do for reasons best known to themselves, and
tbe men then went out on strike.
In reply Mr. Carrier, of the .Electrical Union,
said that the reason they bad not made tbe
formal request in writing was because they sus
pected there might be some catch in the matter.
Mr. O'Shea then asked Mr. Blaxter it be had
any reason to suppose that the men on strike
bad contemplated, or would make, any attempt
on tbe property of tbe company, or in any way
Injure its business. To this Mr. Blaxter de
clined to make any reply.
Mr. Martin desired to know from Mr. Blax
ter if a tacit agreement did not exist between
the cummittee and the company, under which
tbe tbree men who had been discharged during
the August difficulty should be taken back, but
Mr. Blaxter denied this.
Mr. O'Shea then' suggested that a contract be
orawn up oetween the committee ana me com
pany, to remain in force for one yoar, binding
both parties to give due notice of any griev
ances that might exist, before any strike or lock
out should mentioned. This was discussed for
some time, and then Mr. Westinghouse said
that for his part he had no objections to his
men organizing as they might see fit, and that
it was immaterial to him whether tbe men em
ployed by his company were organized or not.
He asked the committee to draw np a contract
as suggested and submit it to the company.
This will be done and placed before the com
pany at another meeting Thursday next.
Subsequently tbe committee met at Amalga
mated headquarters and drew np a contract to
be submitted at the Thursday meeting. It is
understood thatit contains a clause providing
tbat every man in the employ of the company
shall, owing to the dangerous character of his
work, abstain from the use of intoxicants dur
ing his working hours.
HIS RESIGNATION ACCEPTED.
Dr. Hay' Relations With tho Central
Church Dissolved Rev. Hunter toFlH(
Ibe Pulpit Next Sonday.
The resignation of Dr. L N. Hays as pastor
of the Central Presbyterian Church was ac
cepted yesterday by the Presbytery and the re
lations between the pastor and that congrega
tion dissolved. Rev. W. M. Hnnter will preach
tbe sermon In the church next Sunday.
An adjourned meeting of the Presbytery was
held yesterday afternoon to take action on the
requested dissolution. At the last meeting the
congregation of tbe Central ' Church was cited
to be represented at tho next meetingand show
the reasons why tbo relations between them-
AaItpa and T)r TTftva fthnnlil nnt ha HlB.nlvAiT
The meeting was opened by Rev: H. O. Fergus
son., who acted as Moderator.
Dr. Hays stated tbat he asked the dissolution
of the relationship because the covenant had
been broken. He became pastor of tbe church
at 2,000 per year, and was lately notified by the
trustees tbat bis salary for the next year would
be only $1,500. John Ogden, George Irwin and
W. C. Armstrong were present as Commis
sioners of thi Central Church.
Mr. Irwin read the report of the meeting,
which contained only the facts of tbe appoint
ment of the commissioners and the concur
rence of the congregation in the request of
Dr. Hays. Dr. Robinson then stated tbat the
rest of the report should be dispensed with, as
it would serve only to breed Ill-feeling, and was
unnecessary, as both parties were willing to
M. H. Tweed, a member of tbe Presbytery,
also of the Central Church, stated that in jus
tice to the coneregatiun of his church, and to
the trustees, the report should be read, as it
cleared the action of the trustees over which a
cloud of suspicion seemea to rest. The ques
tion of the dissolution was put to the vote, and
uuaujuiuuaiy uaiticu, uo cuinmiasiouers men
left the church.
Mr. Tweed then asked that Rev. W. M. Hun
ter be' made moderator, and preach the sermon
next Sunday at the Central Church, and also
declare tbe pulpit vacant. Tbe request was
granted by the Presbytery.
Dr. Campbell ottered a resolution which was
a testimonial to the works, sincerity and high
uiurai qualities ui jr. xiays, it was unani
Rev. Jobn Fox introduced the following sub
stitute resolution which was passu.
Resoltkd, Tbat a committee he appointed to
visit the Central Church and confer with the ses
sion of the congregation so far at may be neces
sary to learn whether there are any circumstances'
connected with tbe dissolution of the pastoral re
lationship ofDr. Hays which requires the atten
tion of the Presbytery.
HIRED IN TAB MOD.
No Chance to Get Oil Well Supplies Into
There is but lit tie chance to develop oil ter
ritory now, except close to the railways. Tbe
mud is axle' deep in most places, owing to tho
condition ot the country roads. Material can
not be transported only when the mud is in a
thin fluid condition. Tbe wind of Sunday and
yesterday's sun. has for miles in tbe Charters'
vaney neias.aned tne mud to the consistency
of shoemaker's wax. Tbe withdrawal of a
horse's foot is followed by a report as loud as a
pistol shot, and the revolution of wheels dis
places it so that it is dangerous for a horse to
navigate. Many thousands of dollars were
worse than wasted oa these roads last year, and
the same has been tbe case each year lor three
generations past. With their usual fatuity,
tbe supervisors are dumping a few broken
sandstone here and there, and the result is a
mixture somewhat resembling plum pudding,
and as bad for horse comfort as the pudding is
for human digestion. Where the inud is still
fluid vehicles thump on the bed-rocks' of tbe
roads, maklne driving as nncomfortabI6 as it
was on tbo old-time corduroy road.
Inconsequence of the situation but little
news could be had from the fields. A mm.
Lmiss'oner was sent on Sunday evening to
iu ouuiuuuu); u& tun ujviauuuo un Hiontour
run. As he took tbe overland route and was
not heard of last "evening apprehensions were
felt tbat he might have been swamped, or, pos
sibly, laid out by hard cider, the only stimulat
ing boveraee abundant In that section.
At the Pittsburg, Chartiers and Youghio
gbeny Railway crossing, in Chartiers, a river
ot mud has been pushing its way down the
road for several weeks and gives employment
to a squad of men, who shovel incessantly in
order to prevent the trains belne swamned. it
might be a good idea to assist all the mud off
the hill roads and,use it to fill the overflow
land at Chartiers. A solid hill would then be
left on which a decent road might be made.
WHEN H'EEAN WILL STEP IN.
Ho Visits Air. Lnrkln and Decides to Take
Hold February 1.
James B. McKean, the newly appointed and
jovial postmaster of Pittsburg, paid a visit yes
terday to his predecessor, who only lacks one
of these characteristics.
In a pleasant chat tbey discussed the prob
able time of turning over Uncle Barn's C. O. D.
business establishment, at which goods can be
bought during the holidays at as low rates as
any similar shop in tbe country.
ft was finally agreed tbat the official transfer
would take place February 1, and that tbe
price of stamps would remain unchanged.
Both gentlemen parted with assurances of tbeir
mutual and most cordial regard.
A few Hamburg figs will cure the worst cases
of constipation and indigestion, and tbeir' occa
sional nse will prevent tbe recurrence of these
troubles. 2ijcentt. Doss, one fle. Mack
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THE CHIEFS' SAY SO.
Comment Upon the Board of Under
CHIEF BROWN AND M'CANDLESS.
A Question as to Conference Held Yes-
CHIEF ETANS MAKES A STATEMENT
It was rumored yesterday that Chief
Brown,, of the Department of Pnblio Safety,
had received a-. letter from the Board of
Underwriters asking a conference on the
subject of the Monongahela House fire, and,
it was said, asking the dismissal of Chief
Evans. Mr. Brown, when asked abont the
subject, said that no conference had been held
and no committee had waited upon him on'the
Major W. G. McCandless, President of the
Board of Underwriters, was sought several
times during the day, but was away from his
office each time on business, the last time hav
ing started for Nltnick station and thence
home. Abont II F. if. be was asked by tele
phone whether he had had a conference with
Chief Brown, and he said he had at least a chat
on the subject of tne fire in question. Tbe let
ter asking for the conference, he said, did not
ask for, nor in the Consultation was the dismis
sal of Chief Evans requested. He said the
general talk was on tbe protection from fire of
the property of the citizens,' No conclusion was
reached and no definite steps taken.
Chief Evans was seen last night, and said: "I
do not want to appear as boasting, or as putting
myself forward, but I will Say tbis. that I never
have seen abetter managed fire, and I have
seen a good many fires. I say this simply in
vindication of the men, not of myself, for no
man could bave an eye on every side of a fire
like that. Had.the people who first discovered
the fire reported it in time, aBabcock wonld
have extinguished it. You can Inquire for
yourself from tbe man who gave the alarm."
John Paisley, of Engine Company No. 2, said:
"A man ran over to me on tbb morning of tbe
fire about 11:30, and asked me to come over as
there was a blaze, r started with him, and
passed through tbe barroom running, when the
man behind the bar said: 'Don't make such a
noise, you will disturb tbe guests.'
"Back of tho bar I met Mr. Anderson, who
also said, 'Hush; don't make a disturbance,'
but I went through and heard the fire whoop
ing up one elevator shaft. 1 didn't mind dis
turbing people, but rushed back, pulled the
box and skipped to the hotel again to find the
fire swooping np the other shaf r, ana no Bab-
cock conld tackle it then. We did tbe best we
could with the blaze, and put the bose at tbe
source of the fire, as we were there first, which
accounts for the heavy e'nelne having tbat work
to do, while tbe later arrivals had to attend to
toe ouisiae worav-
"You'can add." said Chief Evans, "to yoor
statements that with the smallest engine in the
Hepartment we can throw water on top of that
building or to any part of it. but. as there is no
salvage corps here we directed our engines to
putting out the fire and succeeded with proba
bly as small a loss as any hotel fire ever
GOS WAH IN TROUBLE.
The Chldose Physician of Penn Avenne Im
mared la tbe Baitlle..
The arrest of C. A. Bernard and the Chinese
physician. Gun Wah,wbo have for some time
been giving herbal decoctions as per advertise
ments in an Orientally-decorated place on Penn
avenue, caused no little excitement around the
Central station last evening. Gun Wab, or, as
tbe police, who bave not yet perfected the study
of tbe signal code, called him, Gun Wad. was,
divested of bis Oriental robes in which he pre
scribes mint tea and other sovereign remedies,
a very plain little Chinaman with a wise look
and cblld-like and bland smile the former be
hind a pair of smoked spectacles and the latter
As be pensively watched tbe bars of the
Central station he was consulted by a Dis
patch reporter on the state of the latter'a
health, and replied with the wise look and tbe
bland smile alternately on questions touching
painoiogicai suDiects. w nen asxea wnere he
procured his diploma as a physician, the tech
nicalities did not seem to trouble him, and he
promptly answered "China." In reply to the
question what part of China he came from, he
Mr. Barnard, who waff understood to be man
aging tbe medical firm, was balled out in 11,000
by Mr.Taylor, one of tbe Hamilton House pro
prietors, but the figurehead, of the concern,
Mr. GunWahj, remained .behind the bars at
midnight. Inspector McAleese has made in
formation against both for practicing medicine
without a diploma, and various other offenses
whicb they will have to explain before Judge
LAST DAY OF WORRY.
Anderson, Dopey & Co. Will Supply Tbeir
Own Gas After To-Day.
Anderson, Dnpey & Co. are beginning to
breathe more freely in prospect of getting
their own gas into their works at Chartiers
within the next 21 hours. The finishing touches
were being pat to pipe laying yesterday, and
Major Lyon stated there would be less trouble
from tbis time on, at least this Is the hope en
tertained. To Make Fine Steel.
A new works called the Reliance Bteei Cast
ing Company has been built at Thirty-sixth
street, near Liberty, by Messrs. Charles Bailey
and Joseph A Kelly. The production is fine
crucible steel. The plant as yet consist of an
lS-pot furnace. Mr. Bailey, who is experienced
in the business, wa? for a number of years
connected with tho Pittsburg Steel and Cast
An Offer From Joannotte.
The leading citizens of Jeannette have come
forward with an offer of 38 acres, of which a
portion is to be donated lor the Pennsylvania
Forge, on Second avenue. If the company will
Look ont for counterfeits! The genuine
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is what you want.
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad.
Holiday excursion tickets will be sold to
points on the P. &L. E. and principal
points on the N. Y. P. & 0. and Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern, from Yonngstown
to Erie and Toledo Inclusive, at excursion
rates December 24, 25 nnd 31 and January 1,
good for return until January 3. Tickets
will be sold to points on tie P., MoK. & Y.
and McK. & B. V. E. R., December 21 to
31 inclusive, and January 1, good for return
until January 4, inclusive, at 'excursion
At Tail's Philada. dental rooms, 39 Fifth
ave., you can get the best set oi teeth for
58 00. A good set for (5 00.
REAL ESTATE SAYINGS BANK, COL,
401 Smtthfield Street, cor. Fourth Avenne.
Capital, $100,000. .Surplus, $50,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. tts
Blaik'S Pills Great English gout and
rheumatic remedy. Bore, prompt and effect
ive. At druggists'. ttsu
Begardless of cost, a very fine line of art
embroidered and painted plush and silk
goods lace curtains, portieres, upholstery
goods, etc., at private sale every morning
and evening. Auction sales every after
noon until closed out. Call early, as choice
goods are going fast at our very "low prices,
at 614 Wood st. H. Holtzman & Soks.
Dead! Dead! Dead!
McGintyan'd wife ate non-union bread
and crackers and consequently, died.
There is no doubt both would be alive to
day and doing well had they purchased
none but union made goods. '
When ill with pains and exhaustion, Pai
ker's Ginger Tonic Is your" surest relief.
Parker's Hair Balsam aids the hair growth.
And Down Went tho Prices.
Onlv a few more days remain to dispose of
my entire stock, which is yet quite large.
The price on everything "has been cut in
two. Twenty styles corsets, including all
the best known makes, ranging in price up
to 2, nowvgo for 75 cents. Kid gloves,
pocketbooks, chatelaines, lace scarfs and
fichus, and many other articles that make
nice'Christmas presents, at about half price.
F. Schoekthal, 612 Penn avenue.
BUT fine rings, at Hunch's,
pricti. No. XH Fifth annus.
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AT MONT BTI. URSULA.
The Animal Chrtaman EBtertatament m.
An admirably arranged musical and dramatic
Christmas entertainment was presented to a
select audience at Mont Ste. Ursula Academy
yesterday afternoon. The leading feature of
the programme was tbe presentation of the
beautiful French historical drama, "Marie."
Miss Blanche Ihmsen" and Miss M Bruhl
showed a refined conception of tbe principal
Tbe Juniors' concert recitations in French
and German"werd charmingly given. Miss
LoefBers' performance on the piano proved
that the young lady entered into the sonl of
the music; while Miss Jolly and Miss Galen
tine's vocal selections were sung with musical
strength and feeling.
Longfellow's "Legend of the Beautiful" was
artistically recited by Miss Anna Ihmsen, a tal
ented young lady of the graduating class. At
tbe close Father Murphy delivered an address.
THAT CHURCH TROUBLE.
The Ins Have Rested and tbe Oota Will Mow
Commence Their Story.
The Ebenezer Baptist Church controversial
1st, held another meeting yesterday, and more
testimony was taken "before the master, A. H.
Clark, Esq., but it war not particularly edify
ing; save to the parties in interest. The attor
neys, Messrs. Broe and Prescott, for the"onts,"
had several spirited wrangles with Mr. Young,
attorneyforthe'lns." Kev. Pryor and Messrs.
Robert Hall. Reed and A. H. Downing contin
ued their testimony as to cost of church.
A voluminous mass of testimony Is piling up,
but the "outs" say they will not occupy much
time. The ins closed yesterday. Tbe question of
Baptist Church government, seems to be set
tled, as Hiscock and his manual were given a
EsonAvrsos for all illustrative pur
poses. General printing.
Pittsbtjeo Photo-Engraving Co.,
ttssu 75, 77, 79 Diamond at
Gentlemen Ton Can Bay Here
Pine Alaska seal garments finest fnr capes
muffs boas collars and stoles shawls
fichus jackets long garments kid gloves
silk hosiery merino hosiery black silk
dress patterns woolen dress patterns in
colors and black handkerchiefs laces
umbrellas chatelaine bags portemonnaies
card cases fans fancv nic-nacks in sil
vernow just cut this ont and come in to
day from 8 o'clock to 9 P. M. and we will
make your Christmas buying a pleasure.
Jos. HOBNE& Co.'B
Penn Avenue Stores.
1838. " Holmes' Best. 1SSD.
The most approved whisky procurable
anywhere. It nas the indorsement of all
who have used it daring the past 31 years.
Send for catalogue or order by telephone
No. 305, if needed at once.
W. H. Holmes & Son,
120 Water street and 158 First avenue.
. For Chrlatraaa Dinners.
With the rapid approach of Christmas
comes a yearning for the good things of life.
In this connection it is proper to call atten
tion to Marvin's golden fruit cake, or
plum pudding, something that shonld have
a place on every table. It is pure, sweet
and delicious. Yon can order it through
your grocer. r
J nit for To-Day $6 00 Muffs for 83 00.
Red and gray fox, nutria, natural and
dyed raccoon, real beaver and black lynx
a counter full. Don't miss this chance.
Entire store open until 9 to-night.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Rich Cot Glass.
Onr stock now complete with every re
quisite foi the table or buffet in all new and
artistic effects. Onr prices and depth of
cuttings are tbe very lowest.
152, 154, 158 Federal st., Allegheny.
Ladles' Love Laces.
Oar stock of fine laces in dnchesse, point
applique and hand run Spanish and Bayeux
laces is full and complete. Gentlemen make
a note of this. Store open till 9 to-night
i ; JosHOENE & Co.'s
Penn. Avenue Stores.
Clean nnd Fresh Stack for the Closing Days
of Holiday Trade.
Visitors to our store will find that we open
fresh goods every day, and that we still have
a large assortment of fancy goods, Christ
mas cards, calendars, pocketbooks, card
cases, etc. Open every evening.
JOS. ElCBBATJM & CO.,
48 Fifth avenne.
Ladles' Elegant Lace Trimmed and Silk
The largest stock outside of New York
single garments as high as $39 Japanese
silk neglige gowns and dressing sacques
in muslin underwear department.
JOS. B.OBKE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
If Yon Are a Crank
Yon want to mend your ways and improve
yonr disposition by purchasing one of those
beautiful toned, perforated paper automatic
Celestinas or Mnsettes for your family, and
b'e happy. Anybody can play dance, popu
lar, sacred, foreign and all the new music of
the day on them. Call and hear them.
Geobgb Kappel, 77 Fifth avenue.
Diamonds, Rablcn, Sapphires. Emeralds,
Set and unset, at best prevailing prices.
The array of elegantly mounted gems this
year exceeds all our pastefibrts. These
goods ate well worth a trip to see. Our
stock is replete with all manner of rings,
earrings, bracelets, necklaces, lace and stick
pins, stnds, sleeve buttons, etc.
Geo. Vf. Biorw & Co., Jewelers,
Cor. Sixth ave. and Smithfield st
86 lliSi for 83 TojDnv.
Come early for these in center of store
biggest sort of. a bargain. Store open to
night till 0 o'clock. .
Jos. Hoene &Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. it B.
About 60 robes that are in nice boxes
specially for Christmas presents are all re
duced to prices that will sell them quick
this morning. Boggs & Buhl.
Silk Dressing Snc'qucs In Black,
And in delicate colors; also 'neglige gowns
and elegant lace trimmed French hand
made underwear, in onr muslin underwear
department. Jos. Hobse & Ca's
Fenn Avenne Stores.
Our large five-story warehouse turned into
retail rooms. Nothing like it inthe city.
Come and see the furniture 'displayed
therein. M. Seibeet & Co., Allegheny.
Fbatjenheim & Vilsack's ale and
porter: are superior beverages. Call for
them. All dealers keep- them. Or order
direct 'Phone 1186.
Our common sense' stools, painted or un
finished, now delivered, on short notice.
P. C. Sohoeneck, 711 Liberty street
embolic Prayer Books.
Heating's book store, Fifth avenne, above
Bmitbfield street. Largest and best assort
ment in the city. Low prices.
SAVE time and money by selecting your
presents from the immense-stock, at Harri
son's toy store, 123 Federal st, Allegheny.
The most healthful winter drinks are ale
and porter. Z. "Wnmwright & Co.'s brew is
the best Telephone 5525. ttsu
Hate your photograph taken Christmas
Day by Hendricks & Co., 63 Federal It,
Allegheny.' Gallery open all day. v
Kb CaBJSTMAS table should be without
kettle of Angara Bitten,
A,S4H4 Cm Present.
Teafeowoar liberality to our patrons; we
will give to all purchasers to-morrow in
every department a cash discount of 10 per
cent as'a Christmas gift. It don't matter
what yon bar may it be a suit, overcoat,
fiat or furnish ing goods you will get 10
cents on every dollar returned in cash. Onr
store -will be open until il o'clock to-night,
and Christmas.-we will close at noon.
P.. O. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sis.,
opp. the sew Court -House.
Don't Forte the Christmas Table Linens.
Yon can't -find a nicer present for a
housekeeper matched sets, cloths and Dap
kins, $4 75 to $80,' largest stock. Open
till 9 o'clock: to-night.
JOS. HOEKE & CO. '3
Penn Avenue Stores.
Colder Weather 1 Sarelr Coming-,
Bnt Kaufmanns' don't propose to wait for
it, but sell without delay their entire exten
sive stock of overcoats, at almost any price.
Come to-day if yon -want the biggest bar
gain of yonr life.
Whole Storo Open Till 0 O'clock To-NIght.
JOS. HOBNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenne Retail Stores.
Onr common sense stools, painted or un
finished, now delivered on short notice.
P. C. Schoeneok, 711 Liberty atreefc
Plain, and Fancy Silk Stockings,
For Christmas, 75c a- pair np to finest
Largest stock here. Whole store open till
9 o'clock to-night.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Exceptional bargains in combination
pattern dresses at $7 SO, $10 and $12 60 each.
ttssu Hugus & Hacks.
Whole Store Open Till 9 O'clock To-NIght-Jos.
Horrs & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Retail Stores.
Purs watches a specialty, low prices a
certainty, at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth avenue.
Lnrsrst Stock of Furs,
Boas, stoles, collars, capes, muffs in all the
popular furs. . Also, fur sets for tuildren.
Otir prices ore the lowest. This department
open .till 9 o'clock to-night.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The Thermometer Hna Dropped
And a cold wave may be confidently ex
pected within 24 hours. Take tbe hint and
attend Kaufmanns' special overcoat mark
down sale to-day. You never saw such low
50-Inch Black All-Wool Serges at 73 Cents.
A special bargain in black dress goods
stock to-day worth $1. This department
open to-night till 9 o'clock.
Jos. Horn e & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Stbipeo cloths,, braided wraps reduced
from $12 and $15 to tbe unilorm price of $8.
ttssu Hughs & Hacke.
Whole Store Open Till .9 O'clock To-Nlghr-J03.
HOENE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Retail Stores.
We have just made largo additions to our
stock of fine umbrellas for ladies, gentlemen
Natural wood sticks, with metal and gold
caps, II 50, Jl. 75, $Z
Extra fine natural sticks, with silver and gold
mountings, at $3 np to ti. $5 and SO.
Fine natural sticks, with solid silver mount
ings, at 15 to flu.
These prices are lower than usual.
Children's fer Sets in almost endless - variety,.
as very cneap Sfjcea,- - r. .
Satin damask table cloths, with napkins to
match, in great' variety of size, grade and price.
FINE ELTJSH GARMENTS ,, '
Offered at special low prices during tbe next
two weeks. These are made from best grade of
silk seal plush; elegant satin linings, correct
styles, superior fit, finish and workmanship.
SEAL WRAPS AND COATS.
We have still onr hand some very choice
Alaska seal garments of the best English dye.
In sizes from 3f to 46-inch bust measure.
We offer you these, with a great variety of
small furs, collars, capes, muffs, etc-, at unus
ually low prices.
Our stock ot handkerchiefs was never so
large and never so cheap. We offer great
variety in all linen, hemstitched and plain, at
fl 60 per dozen. Ladles' initial handkerchiefs
mneh nnder value. 81 50 per dozen. Silk hand
kerchiefs and mnfUers in almost endless
FRENCH DRESB PATTERNS.
We offer a large Jot of extra fine ladles'
dress combinations at greatly reduced prices.
60 robes for da $50 robes for $35. $25
robes for $14. $20 robes for $15. $15 robes for
f U. These are choice new goods, aud a chance
to save money. '
Special values at our silk counter. We offer
on very close margin a large purchase of re
liable black silks. We name as unusual good
value grades at $1 and Jl 25.
Full line of colorings of 40c, 65c, 73c, 83c.
505 and 507' MARKET STREET.
For the holiday season of 1E89, we exhibit
the-most superb collection of Diamonds and
Ereclous stones we have ever shown, mounted
1 all the latest designs.
Our Diamonds are all ot finest quality, and
being purchased before tbe recent advance in
prices enables us to offer special inducements
to Christmas buyers.
AN INSPECTION INVITED.
E. P. Roberts & Sons,
Cor. Filth ave. and Market st
FrencH, Kendrick I CD;,
THE CB3NA STORE,
.518. SMITHFIELD STREET,.
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iOonosite City Hall.
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. Woald Yob Like a Plana or Organ f '
If so, never permit limited means to stand,
in your way. Inform yourself of Mellor & J
Hoene's easy rental system, by which you
will have paid for your instrument compara
tively beforeyon know it Call at" their
warerooms, 77 Fifth avenue, and yon. will
be delighted and- astonished. There you
will be enabled to inspect such charming
pianos as the Hardman, Krakaner,Kim
ball and Harrington, without equals inth'e
market; also the celebrated Chase, Chicago
Cottage and Kimball organs, which are
without peers in the musical world. "Re--member
Mellor & Hoene are the only firm
that handle these magnificent makes of in
struments. They require no eulogism, they
sound their own praises and have attained
tbeir present standing purely upon their.' '
actual merits. Send for catalogues, make '
your selections, and you shall realize in any
and all transactions the most liberal and --
honorable treatment at all times from thisi
popular and old-established firm. ' '
Mellob & Hoejte,
77 Fifth avenne.
' Just for To-Day
We will offer 60 extra, fine bine Kersey,box
overcoats with patched velvet collar, richly
lined. A very high-class garment of our'
own manufacture. These overcoats were
made to sell for$30-rour price to-day,. and
to-day only, fl3. Store open till 11 o'clock,
to-night Td-morrow,' Christmas Day? we
close at 12 o'clock noon. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. new
Tine French Fans.
Hand-painted tinted gauze, hahd-painted
pure white, hand-painted black; white and
black ostrich leather fans, shell sticks.
Jos. Hobnb & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
tTsefnl Cbrlatmaa Presents.
Fine seal muffs, beaver muffs, genuine
monkey muffs and collars', and children's
fur sets closing out cheap at H. J. Lynch's,
438 and 440 Market st
Whole Store Opea Till 9 O'clock To-NIght,
JOS. HOBNE & CO.'S '
Penu Avenue Retail Stores.
CHRISTMAS-1889 ONLY TO-DAY AND
TO-NIGHT TO BUY.
JOB. HHRNE REEL'S
PENN AVENUE' STORES.
PriTauuKQ, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1B89. -
Ihae Blares will net be opened on
Excuse tbe expression, bnt yesterday was
We've prepared for another day cf It
What a jolly, good-natured mass of huma.
ityit was, too, yesterday. Sorry some of
you had to wait so long to get In arm's reach
of the counters 3 or 5 deep is a few too
many for what a pessimist would call com
fort. But it only adds to the pleasure of
. the Christmas buyer who enters fully into
the spirit of the time. Expect the same
scenes to-day. We bave done our part.
Packed a solid line of salespeople behind
every counter, from one end to the other,
and replenished the goods. You can take
your goods right with you if you choose. If
not, we will send them to your bouse within
an hour. If tbey are to go out of the city
we'll send them for yon. Delivery in the
two cities is free, of course.
' BtarUd's pi tal)foCimair tma"S3
furs yesterday. Clearing up tne Christmas
stuff- Plenty for to-day.
Imitation Seal Muffs, tl 60.
Extra fine Monkey Muffs, $SL
Persian Lamb Muffs, S5; J7 and 19.
Black aud Natural Lynx;
And Beaver Muffs.
Prices reduced clear through. An accept,
Also a large assortment of . small furs
collars, capes and muffs.
Center of stores.
An acceptable present would be one of
those $20 braided all over Beaver Cloth
Jackets at $5 all sizes, black and colors a
120 Jacket for J5.
Other bargains,in jackets.
Prices on all our short wraps and long
cloth garments and on our plush coats and
wraps bave been reduced.
A very large and choice assortment of
cloaks and wraps and jackets at the fairest
of prices. Bring wife or mother or sister to
this great cloak department and fit them
out with a substantial and handsome pres
ent Remember the children and our Chil
dren's Department "- '
Fine French Fans. T ;- .
Tinted gauze, band-painted. J .'
Pure white, hand-painted. J
Black, hand-painted. .
White and black Ostrich Fans.
Shell sticks, scented wood, pearl, ivory
and many other sUcks.
No more acceptable present to a lady.
We have a beautiful assortment at all
One of tbe most proper of the little .ex
pense and big comfort gifts you can
think of is a down pillow or head
rest. We bave an unequaled assortment of
pillows, all shapes and sizes, from SI to $5,
covered with satine and ready for use.
Head rests at 50c All Just half regular
We can to-day cover any of them, and as
many as you want, in any material yon se
lect, in any fancy design, In one hour's time.
Special Christmas bargains in aprons at
IL Our 20c apron, hemstitched, beats any
bargain you can find in the city.
New lot of Japanese Silk Smoking Jack
ets. 'Prices on all smotlng jackets and
house coats way down. Foil lines yet,
though the sales have been enormous. New
goods bave come lu every day.
Gents' Eld Gloves, for street or evening
wear. The best made.
Gonts' fine Seal Gloves and Gauntlets.
Gents' Natural Beaver Gloves and Gaunt,
lets. Gents' Lined Eld Gloves.
Coachmen's Leather Gloves, lined and
unlined, superior quality. Coachmen's Fur
Capes and Fur Collars. Give John a surprise.
Slake another big day In Dress Goods and ' "
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