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2 THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, i SEPTEMBER It;' 1889. "- Wf' iSF WPHHH
f MPTIAL MOTS
Tied in Secret to the Dis
comfiture of Relatives.
HE. CATETT GETS A WIFE
By tho Friendly Offices of a Cam
SEQOEL TO A PHILADELPHIA TRIP.
The Bride Still Sheltered bj Fond Ma
MANSFIELD TOUKG FOLKS FOLLOW SUIT
In an out-of-the-way nook of The Dis
patch of yesterday the following marriage
CAVETT HUDDELL At Camden, If. J..
August 6, Faxnie M. Huddell to John B.
CAVKTT. of Allegheny.
There is a very romantic story attached
to this marriage. Before the lives of the
twain indicated inthenotice were made one,
a neat little plot Bad to be batched, which
required all the artifices of lore to bring it
to a successful issue.
Last night a Dispatch reporter called
at the residence of the bride's parents, 66
Hirer avenue, to ascertain their new of the
secret alliance now made public Mrs.
Euddell, mother of the young bride, ad
mitted the attache into a dining room. On
a chair at the farther end of the room sat
the bride. Mrs. CaTett, nee Miss Fanny
3Iurdoch Huddell, is a young lady of
vivacious manners. She has a well-rounded
form, with a shapely head, and is an at
tractive young lady in every respect. Her
"My daughter married without my knowl
edge. She left me to go away on a visit. I
bad not the least idea when she left me that
she was going to be married. A party lelt
Allegheny for a short trip East, making
2 ew York their terminal point. My daugh
ter and her husband were among the party,
and when tbey arrived in Philadelphia they
crossed the State line, and married
in the usual Camden style. They
returned home just as they went,
nobody bad the least suspicion that any
thing unusual had transpired. He went to
his home, a few doors away, and back to his
work just in the regular way, and she re
turned to my roof. Xow and then during
the last month he jut called at our house in
an informal way. He had been pursing
this course, however, for the last five years.
The visits he paid did not vary from his
others. "We received him and dismissed him
as any other friend.
THE TBUTH LEAKED OUT.
"The first intimation the family had of it
vas last Sunday at the dinner table. I
have an old friend, John McKoberts, who
resides on the Southside, who happened to
go to Kew Tork on the same cars that my
daughter did. On his return journey he
remained tor a few days in Philadelphia.
Picking up the Ledger one morning, he
noticed the marriage of my daughter, to his
"He visited us last Sunday. "When we
were all seated around the dinner table, he
said: 'Mrs. Huddell, I did not think I was
traveling with a Trospective bride and
groom. I asked him who were the happy
parties. His answer! Ob; his answer!
It almost broke my heart to
jearn tnat my .canny naa gone
-and married without ever saving
one word to me. Consternation filled the
room; indeed I could not help weeping. To
only think, the first child to be married, and
her mother not to be aware of it. It is done
now, and I forgive them Jreely. If they had
only said something to me about it things
would have been different. Camden
with all its unsavory history would
not have been on their marriage certificate."
About an hour after this conversation the
husband of the young ladv dropped around
to the house to pay his evening call, and he
was met by the reporter and asked for a
statement of the case.
THE GEOOM TELES HIS TALE.
"When we reached Philadelphia I impor
tuned the party to stay over night. My
proposition was acquiesced in. Alter dinner
I excused myself from the party, saying I
would accompany Miss Huddell to see her
aunt. "We immediately crossed the State
border and went to the residence of the Eev.
J. W. Sooy, of Main street, Camden. The
reverend gentleman treated us in
an affable manner, and in ten
minutes the knot was tied. However, as
soon as I can arrange for a lew private
matters I villi take a house, and to it I will
take my bride." Mrs. Cavett, nee Mis Hud
dell laughed joyously during this narra
tion of her husband'sstory. She said to com
plete the statement: 'M?e joined the party
with the lull intention of carrying into
efiect what we so long anticipated. We are
married; that is the all-absorbing topic
Mr. Cavett, who lives at 80 River avenue,
s few doors above the bridge, is a tall,
manly fellow, and told his story with great
THEI STOLE A MAECH.
More Tonne Peoplo Who Dispense
With Ancestral Permission.
Maxsfield Valley, Pa., September
10. -The elopement of Mr. Robert Bell
Justus and Miss Ella Bradley Yates,
daughter of Postmaster Yates, ot this place,
has caused a sensation in society circles.
The matter has been kept very quiet.
About the 15th of July Miss Yates went
to Allegheny City on a visit to her aunt.
She did not remain there very long, how
ever, and a few days later she and
Justus took a Pittsburg and "Western
train for Jamestown, K. Y., where they
were married by Eev. Mr. McCray. Jfo
one knew of the elopement until last Mon
day night, when Justns came home and in
formed his grandparents, with whom he
formerly resided. Tne happy pair have been
keeping house in Allegheny since their
marriage. Justus is about 23 and'his bride
21 years of age.
In the Pittsburg city directory Mr. R. B.
Justus figures as a collector, with his busi
ness address 2fo. 77 Fifth avenue, and his
residence in Mansfield.
A WANTON ASSAULT.
X Colored Man Tries to Brain a Coal
Hearer in Cold Blood.
jJTrank Peters, a coal-heaver on one of the
whariboats, was going up Water street last
evening. At the corner of Wood street he
met a crowd of colored men, among whom
was Albert Jackson. The latter, it is
stated, picked up a brick, and without pro
vocation, went up to Peters and struck him
a terrible blow on the forehead with it
Peters' lorehead was laid open to the
bone, but he was able to go to Central sta
tion and lodge a complaint against his as
sailant. His wound was dressed by Dr.
Mover. Jackson was afterward arrested by
Officer Paisley and lodged in Central sta-
auperimendent Cotton and Purchas-
ing Agent Danks, of the Manchester street
car line, both of whom witnessed the affair,
went to Central station and offered their
services as witnesses if desired.
a beeeayedfam.lt. I &ENERAl DEPRAVITY I CHIEP BE0 TI5IT0ES- TO I0TE SLI60 MILL. I AmiD JL?S IFEEDGEIMG S0TM$1- " "
The Eldest Son or Sheriff McCandless
Drowned Last Evening.
The family circle of Sheriff A. JE. Mc
Candless was broken last evening by the
loss from drowning of Alexander, a 14-ycars
old boy, the oldest and brightest of the
children, and a general favorite with all
with whom he came in contact.
The boy, with a number of companions,
went, as customary, about 5 P. SI. yester
day, to bathe in the pool ot Lock
No. 1, and while going out further
than any of the others in the swell of a
steamer was seen by his companions to
throw up his hands and sink. This com
mon water trick of boys to see how deep
they would go was not paid any attention
to for several minutes, but when he failed
to appear the alarm was given.
The banks ot the river were soon crowded
by hundreds ot friends of the family, all
anxious to recover the boy, who, like his
father, the Sheriff, was a great favorite.
Sheriff McCandless and his brother. Dr. J.
Guv McCandless, were soon on. the scene,
and offered 100 reward for the finding of
the body. It was nearly 11 P. M. when
"William Thompson and Kobert Smothers
grappled the body with a hook and brought
it asnore a short distance below the dam.
The remains were immediately taken in a
carriage to the Sheriff's residence, corner of
Center avenue and Dinwiddie street.
A curious coincidence is the tact that
Robert Smothers, the colored janitor of
Municipal Hall, who found the boy, picked
up the remains of his little brother-in-law
the evening before, who was drowned in al
most the same place.
A MICROSCOPICAL CONFAB.
The Work of the Buffalo Gathering Dis
cussed Amateur Savants Exchange Ideas.
The Pittsburg Microscopical Society met
in its room in Library Hall last evening.
The principal business of the meeting was
hearing reoorts of the late national conven
tion at Buffalo, and discussion thereupon.
At that meeting Mr. C. C. Mellor was
elected Treasurer. The report of that gath
ering was made by Mr. W. T. Prentiss.
Mr. Prentiss, after leaving Buffalo, went to
Wood Hall, Mass., where the United States
Pish Commission has a station. He
described the station and told of the doings
of the summer school of biology that meets
Copies of the programme of the Buffalo
meeting were distributed at the meeting
last night. Those who read papers at the
Buffalo gathering were C. G. Milnor, who
exhibited the lung of a Pittsburg iron
worker; C. C. Mellor, crystals of sulphate
of morphia, and Philip Prentiss the toe of a
mouse. Dr. C. Q. Jackson addressed the
meeting on the subject: "Bacteria in Ice."
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Pittsbnrgcra nnd Others of
Senor Jules dos Bregas, the representa
tive of a Brazilian company which owns a con
siderable acreage on the Upper Amazon, is now
in Pittsburg for the purpose ot purchasing ma
terial and machinery sufficient to develop some
mineral lands lately discovered on the com
pany's property. The Senor is surprised at the
ignorance or Americans with regard to Brazil,
which, he savs. has the most varied and the
most extensive resources of any country in the
Thomas W. Osborne, champion type
writer of the world, was in Pittsburg yester
day. He visited the Exposition, and subse
quently gave a private display of his skill to
some friends, accomplishing with ease the feat
of writing 160 words a minute. He then cov
ered the keyboard with a handkerchief and
wrote 151 words a minute from dictation. Mr.
Osborne is the only man who has exceeded 135
words a minute.
General A. I. Warner, ex-Congressman
from Marietta, O., passed through the city to
day on his way to Gettysburg. General Warner
is a prominent Democrat, but thinks his party
In Ohio made a mistake in dragging free trade
into the contest, instead of confining them
selves to State issues. Foraker is preferable to
free trade, even among the disaffected Repub
licans. Meat and Milk Inspector McCutcheon
confiscated SS01 worth of meat, fruit and vege
tables in August as unfit for sale. Vegetable
Inspector Waters got away with $935 worth.
Besides all this 49 head of hogs and two bead
of cattle were slaugntered in the interests of
the public health.
Warden Wright and Chaplain Milligan,
of the penitentiary; James A. Reed, secretary
of the Board of Directors of the penitentiary,
and Colonel John Ening. of the One Hundred
and Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, left
l.st evening for Gettyurg.
Chief E. M. Bigelow left for the battle
field of Gettysburg yesterday morning. Al
though not a participant in the battle, he
thought it would be a restful place to visit
after a session of the Department of Awards.
Colonel A. S. M. Morgan, commandant
of the Arsenal, departed last evening for Get
tysburg. He uas accompanied by Colonel John
A. Danks, who succeeded him as commander
of the Sixty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Francis Murphy, the temperance advo
cate, has left his home in tbe East End, where
he has been staying for the past few weeks, for
Ft. Wayne. Ind. He is about to deliver a series
of lectures throughout the West.
Mr. and Mrs. Soman, the American
representative of the Paris Electric Company,
who have been at the Duquesne for severa
dajs, departed last evening for New York.
George W. Mingus, who is chief bag
gage agent at the Union depot, went east last
evening. He will visit old friends in Phila
delphia and look upon the seashore.
George Banibo, of the Pittsburg and
Western R. R., will represent the local locomo
tive engineers at the annual convention, to he
held in Denver, Cok, next month.
H. L. Taylor, president of the Union
Oil Company, and ex-president of the Pro
ducers' Protective Association, of Bradford,
Pa., is at the Hotel Anderson.
Colonel J. B. Finlay, of Kittanning,
took dinner last evening at the Seventh Avenne
Hotel, and left for Chicago. He has just re
turned from a European tour.
Mr. Max Bochert, manager of the cele
brated Boston Symphony Orchestral Club, is
in the city arranging for the early appearance
of his orchestra and soloists.
Alderman O'Donnell, Captain Chal
mers, George Chalmers, Joseph Zimmerman,
William Steele and George Taggart left last
evening for Gettysburg.
C. D. Mackey and Patrick Pinder have
been appointed doorkeepers at the Exposition.
Mr. Pinder was, for many years, on the Pitts
burg police force.
A missing man is C. F. Barry, whose
whereabouts are asked for by his brother, J. P.
Barry, of the city auditor's office, of Cleve
James S. McKeon lately paid Senator
Qua a short visit at his nome in Beaver. Mr.
ilcKeon says there were no politics in the
Miss Mamie Coyle, the well known
teacher and writer of this city, left yesterday
morning for Atlantic City in pursuit of recrea
tion. J. H. Van Dorn, the president of the
VanDorn Manufacturing Company, of Cleve
land, is at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
R, J. Geegan, stenographer of the Pan
handle Railroad, will leave in a few days for a
three-weeks' trip to Canada.
Charles H. Humbert, the dealer in gas
fixtures, left last evening for New York on fil
Simon Beymer, President of the Bey-raer-liaumar.
.Lead Company, left last night for
Dr. R. M. Sands, of Ijawrenceville,
has been seriously ill for two weeks, but Is now
James H. Matheson, an iron manufac
turer of Youngstown. a. Is at the Hotel
C. C. Lowe, the wholesale paint mer
chant of Philadelphia, is at the Dnquesne.
Theodore Barndall, one of the large oil
dealers of Bradford, is at tbe Dnquesne.
Hon. David Kirk, ex-Mayor of Brad
ford. Fa., is at the Hotel Anderson.
Charles B. Castle, an iron man of Phil
adelphia, is at tbe Dnquesne.
Captain J. J. Vandergrift left last even
ing for the Bast.
Developed in a Scottdale-Piltsbnrg
A GIBL OF 16 WAS MALTREATED.
Several People Arrested for Conspiracy in
Enticing the Girl
IXCRIMIXATING LETTERS SECURED
On last Friday afternoon a gentleman in
formed Superintendent Boger O'Mara that
a girl under 15 years of age was being de
tained in a disorderly house No. Ill First
avenne. Superintendent O'Mara and In
spector McAleese went to the proprietress,
Laura Bailey, and demanded that the girl
be given up, which was done, and she has
been detained ever since in the hospital de
partment of the Central Station.
It was found that the girl, whose name is
Mary Sullivan, and who is not yet 15 years
of age, was engaged as a domestic by Jacob
A. Bobbs, a jeweler of Scottdale, and that
in the absence of his wire, who was on a
visit to Kansas, he bad misused the young
domestic Fearing detection of his wrong
doing, he conceived the idea of getting the
girl away, and into some resort so that he
could be rid of her and place her in a posi
tion where she could not very well appear
against him. To this end he secured the
services of Mrs. Minnie Fleming, daughter
of a farmer named Schoup, living about a
mile out of Scottdale, and also those of
Frank Hill, a friend of his. Frank Hill
will be remembered as a party to the
scandal at Greensburg, when his wife eloped
with Marchand in 18S6, and both were cap
tured and brought back from Pensacola,
Fla., by Roger O'Mara. The subsequent
suit by Mrs. Hill's friends against O'Mara
for conspiracy was also a cause celebre
which failed ot its purpose.
The house to which Bobbs decided to en
tice the girl was that at 111 First avenue,
with the people of which he was acquainted.
To this end he wrote the following letter to
Florence Donelson, one of the inmates:
Scottdale, September la
There will be a party in with that little party
I spoke to you about You get her off my
hands some way, for she Intends to get me in
trouble. Don't yon let her know that you
know me at all, for she thinks I don't go to see
anyone but her. You can easy get ber in a
bouse if you only try, and that will be all I
need. After she is in a house that will clear
me. But don't mention my name at all, for, if
you do, she may catch on, and that
will spoil all. You get her in at as good
a place as you can. There is no danger of
anybody hunting for her because her folks
think she is in Baltimore. You can have ber
in tbe same house you are as far as that part
is concerned. Yon do the best you can, and I
will see you as soon as I can, and 1
will see you on Sunday night, or perhaps
sooner; and I may not see you that soon, but
please belp me out on this. You know as soon
as she gets in a house it will help me.
P. S. I am a little drunk to-day, but that is
You mind, when that party comes in to keep
my name mum. You get hold of her and make
ber believe she can make money in a place of
this kind, and if you make it work I will pay
and do as much for you in some way. Answer
me when you land her. J. A. B.
THE LETTEE BEACHES THE POLICE.
The police got possession of this letter,
and discovered that Hill, Mrs. Minnie
Fleming and the girl Sullivan arrived in
Pittsburg last Thursday, and stopped at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel, Hill and the girl
keeping close together. She was taken
from No. Ill First avenue the next day.
On Saturday night tbe woman Florence
Donelson, inflamed by jealousy, started
for Scottdale, and going to Bobbs' jewelry
store raised a luss, threatening to shoot mm.
She was arrested by tbe local constable
there, and held until Monday, when she
was fined by Justice Jonathan Merritt.
The Suliivan girl, who, although very
young, shows no compunction for her mis
deeds, or regret at her position, wrote the
following letter, addressed to Florence
Donelson, and endeavored to have it smug
gled out of the Central Station, but it was
ANOTHEB LETTEE GOES A"WBY.
IT IS RIGHT IN OFF SSIITHFIELD ST.,1
CEMEAL.STATlOJf, September 9. J
Deab Friend I am sorry to say that I am
in great trouble, and it would do me a lot of
good if yon would come to Central station No.
1 and let on that you wanted to fetch me some
thing over. 1 have something to tell you that
will save you and me a lot of tronble. I
am not locked up, but in the upstairs
room in the station house. When you
come just :walk right in and upstairs
and no one will molest vou. They are going to
arrest Hill, Bobbs and your landlady, and I
think the lady will woik this out for me. For
God's sake get them word and come to see me
at once. 1 have something to say that will
save a lot of trouble for us.
Poor Frank I And oh, my dear Jake. It will
just kill me. For God's sake come as soon as
you can and don't let anything stop you.
Don't let on to any officer at the station house
that 1 wrote to you.
I am y our friend May.
Oh! oh I my poor Jake. For God's sake
come as soon as you can. Yours, May.
Having collected all the evidence neces
sary Detectives Fitzgerald and Phil Dem
mel started for Scottdale yesterdaymorning
and arrested J. A. Bobbs, Mrs. Minnie
Fleming and Frank Hill on a charge of en
ticing a young girl into a disorderly house
in Pittsburg. Bobbs and Mrs. Fleming
both succeeded in giving bail but Hill was
unable to do so, and was brought to Central
station. Last evening Detective Sol Coal
son arrested Laura Bailey and Florence
Donelson at No. Ill First avenue on a sim
ilar charge, and they were also placed in
Central Station. Informations were made
against all these before Magistrate Mc
Kenna by M. J. Dean, agent of the Anti
Cruelty society, and the hearing will take
place on Friday at 2 p. si.
The informations and arrests disclose a
case of depravity all around, and under the
act of 1885, is punishable with very heavy
sentences, according to the clause "under
the age of 16, with or without consent."
There are several other arrests to follow,
both in Pittsburg and Scottdale, in connec
tion with the case. The action of Justice
Merritt, of Scottdale, in accepting bail for
Bobbs and Mrs. Fleming, is severely com
mented on in police circles.
Mary Sullivan lived with her stenfathcr,
William Sullivan, a painter, of Scottdale,
before she went to service with Bobbs. She
is very pretty, a decided blonde, and nn
usually developed for her age.
PUSHING THE NATAT0RIUM.
Cnpital Stock Increased nnd Building Plans
The stockholders of the Pittsburg Nata-
torium Company, Fred Goodwyn, Secre
tary, met at the office of the Fire Marshal,
No. 83 Fourth avenue, yesterday afternoon,
to vote for or against tbe increase of capital
stock to $30,000 and pass upon the archi
tect's plans tor a new building.
The proposition to increase the stock to
the amount named prevailed, and the plans
were adopted. They call for a very pretty
building. A representation of tbe plans
with an accompauying descrintion has pre
viously been published in The Dispatch.
By the Thousand.
Tbe Pennsylvania Bailroad has done a
wonderful business to Gettysburg. As an
example it may be mentioned that on the
morning special train yesterday, on the
Pennsylvania Bailroad, 387 passengers were
ticketed to the celebrated battlefield. The
4:30 train carried 50, the 7:15 P. M. train
100, the 8:10 train 200, and other regular
trains during the day enough to make up
1,00 for the entire day.
of People Who Call
Chief Brown, of the Department of
Public Safety,' yesterday said that he had
received a smaller number of visitors
than on any date since he entered the office.
There were only 40, while the attendance
before would average 100 per day. The
classes have change'd considerably from the
time he first assumed control of the depart,
ment until the present. Before the system
ization of the different business. Chief
Brown was daily besieged by people with
grievances and complaints.
Some had objectionable neighbors and
others were objectionable to their neighbors.
One woman had too many saloons in the
vicinity for her comfort or her husband's
sobriety, while another woman thought that
the lady opposite dressed above her means.
Complaints of skin games, poker rooms,
keno and faro layouts came thick and fast,
and the time of the Chief was completely
consumed by such visitors.
But reorganization and discipline
changed all that, and the visitors dimin
ished in number and diverged from
grumblers to place-hunters These consti
tuted the greater proportion of recent visi
tors, and, although easier to entertain them,
the other classes were far harder to get rid
of. The chief said the personnel of the
citv employes showed a vast improvement.
The reason of this was the drop in wages in
various industries made a better classy of
people apply for city employment, which
gave good pay and steady work. All this
tended to raise the standard of men in the
"About the Fire Bureau reorganization,
Chiel?" began the questioner.
Mr. Brown laughingly replied, "that is
all bottled up at present, and wijl be for
some time yet"
FK0HSINN S0CIET1 ELECTION.
A Bonrd of Directors Chosen After Six
Hours' Hard Work.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Frohsinn Singing Society to elect di
rectors, was held at the office of the society,
No. 305 Penn avenue, last evening, and it
would seem that there must have been a
number of smoothbore tickets in the field,
judging from the time required to ascertain
The election commenced at 4 o'clock in
the afternoon, but the result was not ascer
tained until 10 o'clock. There was a very
general turn out of members. The new offi
cers, however, appeared to give satisfaction,
as the best of humor was exhibted late last
night, and the club rooms were crowded
with members enjoying themselves after
their arduous labors.
Following is the board chosen: Julius
Bieler, Gust Mark, C. W. Kraus, F. W.
Neubert, George Toerge, N. Baiber, Philip
Lauge, Louis Brehm and William Spri
sterbacb. The society proposes to make additions to
its present quarters, but the members stated
that the matter was not discussed last night,
and that there was no special hurry to
DOWN INTO THE RATINE.
A Horse, Bngey and Three People Go Over
a Hundred Foot Clifl".
About 10 o'clock last night a commotion
was raised at the head of Irwin avenue,
Allegheny, by a horse and buggy with a
man and two women, who were intoxicated,
falling over the hill into the ravine. Lieu
tenant Scott and. Officer Bhall placed them
all under arrest and sent them to the lockup.
They gave their names as S. A. McAfee,
Mary Smith and Lizzie Baker. The horse
will likely die. It is badly cut up and
bruised, and could scarcely be led away
from the place where it was found. The
buggy was a complete wreck, but the three
occupants escaped injury.
Tbe spot where they went over the hill is
about 100 feet high and almost a direct de
scent. How they got to the place above on
the hill is a mystery, as there is no wagon
road near it, the hillside being open and
The man McAfee is not known by the po
lice. On his person was found a check for
$1,000, payable to his order, and one for
5100, both made out yesterday".
TO WEECK A B. & 0. TRAIN.
Desperate Fiends Try to Work Mischief on
It is officially reported that on Saturday
last another attempt was made to wreck a
Baltimore and Ohio fast train from Wheel
ing, near Watsontown.
Fortunately the engineer noticed the ob-
struction and was able to reverse his engine
in time to save the train. Had it been
otherwise, the consequences would have
been very disastrous. This is the third at
tempt to wreck a train in this vicinity. The
perpetrators of the attempt have not been
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading-.
Pasquele Ventinto. the Italian who is
alleged to have robbed an East End boarding
house, and who was brought back from Phila
delphia by Inspector Whitehouse, was given a
hearing before Magistrate Hyndman yester
day. The evidence was sufficient to cause the
Magistrate to commit the. defendant to jail in
default of bail for trial at court.
No improvement was reported last night in
the condition of the colored man, William,
Smith, who shot his wife and then himself.
The physicians at Mercy Hospital are doing
everything possible for the sufferer, but his
condition is extremely critical.
A "jug-bbeaking" will be held at the Mt.
Washington Presbyterian Church to-morrow
evening. The jugs ont are for the benefit of a
new church, as is all the money taken in to
morrow evening. There will be fine music and
many pretty girls.
Baxter Siieil, while attempting to alight
from a moving train yesterday, near Walls,
slipped and fell under the wheel. His leg was
crushed, and bad to be amnutated after arriv
ing at tbe West Penn Hospital.
Hattie Claek, colored, proprietress of a
disorderly house for colored .people, at 38 Pop.
lar alley, was arrested yesterday on a charge ot
stealing $35 from a man who was in the house
the previous night.
A iiak named Baxter Shcll.of Walls station,
was run over by a P. R. R. train last evening
and lost a leg, being crushed in a horrible
manner. He was taken to tho West Penn
Sergeant McCurrt raided the tunnel
opposite the Thirtieth ward station last night
and captured four men who were drinking beer
and insulting passing ladies yesterday after
noon. Secretary kreher and Evan Jones, arbi
trators in James McKnight's claim of S31.000
for work done in Johnstown, will meet to-day I
to choose the third arbitrator.
Josephine Wagner entered complaint be
fore Alderman Reilly yesterday against ber
husband, Hayes Wagner, charging him with
non-support. He was jailed.
Erax Beaver, employed at Callery's tan
nery, fell down the elevator shaft and broke
his leg yesterdiy. He was taken to the Alle
gheny General Hospital.
The Allegheny General Hospital has a
number of empty jelly glasses. They desire to
hear from ladies wishing to contribute jelly to
The i-ewickley Valley Club will hold their
annual picnic next Tuesday. The club Is full
of dramatic talent. The meeting will be in
The inquest on the death of John Kslzek,
the Hungarian, resulted In a verdict of death
through a fall from an apple tree while intoxi
cated. The financial report of the Bureau of Health
for August shows $3,01 3 expendedv and 225 re
ceived from the sale ot permits, vaccine virus,
The Board of Viewers yesterday held pre
liminary meetings on the opening of Felicia,
Ecru and Zerritha alleys ana Emily street.
a W. Shaddock had his left eye burned
out by vitriol while working In the Black Dia
mond Steel Works yesterday,
A Possibility That the Sligo Plant
May Go to Connellsyille.
THE TOWN OFFERS INDUCEMENTS.
Increased BHsiness Makes More Eoom for
the Works Necessary.
THE GLEANING? OF THE LABOR MILL
Phillips, Nimick & Co., the proprietors
'of the Sligo Iron Works, on West Carson
street, are contemplating the removal of
their plant, and have received an offer to go
to Connellsville. From present indications
they will not go there unless more liberal
inducements are held out to them.
The object of the firm for wanting to
change their location is on account of their
hampered condition and utter inability to
increase their facilities for handling their
largely augmented business. Their mill is
the first one below the Monongahela bridge,
and it is situated between the Panhandle
and Lake Erie Railroads. The latfer com
pany has purchased all the available
ground in tne immediate vicinity, and it
has constructed tbereon side tracks for the
use of shippers. Phillips, Nimick & Co. sold
them a considerable portion of the ground
upon which the railroad company erected
The firm now find that thev must enlarge
meir nurnj,uui wc gronna cannot oe se
cured io uu iu .Lim raiiroaa company also
wants the ground the firm does business on,
and is willing to pay a good price for it.
For these and other reasons the firm will
EEMOVE THEIR PLANT
to a larger site, but when they will do so,
they do not know.
A member of the to wn council of Connells
ville was in the city yesterday looking af
ter the matter. He said that at the meeting
of the council on Tuesday night last, Coun
cilman Mullen stated that Phillips, Nimick
& Co., of this city, desired to remove their
plant. He stated that Manager Bailey, ot
the mill, owned 15 acres of ground on the
north side of Connellsville. upon which a
steel works had once stood. Tbe ground
was large enough to suit the company, and
he advised the council to offer some in
ducements to get the company to locate on
A resolution was then introduced by
Councilman Mullen, offering the company
free water for three years. The Southwest
Gas Company, through a representative,
stated that they would furnish natural gas
to the company 25 per cent lower than thev
coma secure it in rutsonrg.
The clerk of the Council wrote to the firm
statinr what they had to offer. The firm
were riven to understand that if the offer
was net sufficient they could
STATE THEIE TEEMS '
and tie matter would be considered at the
next neeting. The company have not yet
made any reply.
'he removal of the plant from this city
woulc cause considerable commotion among
the epployes of the company on the South
side The firm employ between 400 and 500
men. The plant is orie of tbe oldest in the
city, laving bee,n built in 1825. It has 34
single puddling furnaces, ten heating fur
naces, two hammers and five trains of rolls.
They lave been taking all the muck iron
made in the Clinton mill and finishing it.
An attempt was made to see Manager
Baile;, of the mill, last night, but the gen
tlemai is in the East A call was made
upon, Mr. W. H. Nimick, a member ot the
firm, End that gentleman said:
"I slo not think we will go to Connells
ville, lut we will ultimately have to move
from (ur present quarters. The Lake Erie
Railroad wants to buy the ground we oc
cupy, and on account of tbe way their busi
ness ii improving they will have to have it
or renain a one-horse road. We have a
HUlel ground we could use in enlarging
o'nr "works, but whether-, it would pay
to spend considerable money now and
sell out to the railroad after awhile is the
question. We must get the ground some
where, and wherever we get the best offer we
will locate. One reason for not going to
Connellsville is that we would only have
the Baltimore and Ohio road for an outlet.
This company has never seemed to favor
slippers, and'does not suit us like the Lake
ANOTHER ELECTRICAL TE0UBLE.
The Allesbenv County Light Company's Men
Say Tbey Will Strike Again.
Another strike is threatened by the old
employes of the Allegheny County Light
Company who went out for an advance of
wages several weeks ago. This time they
claim that the employes of the Keystone
Construction Company will go out with
The ex-strikers claim that the company
has not lived np to the promises made
when the strike was declared off. Prior to
and during the strike, all the extra work
contracted for by the Allegheny company
was given to the Keystone Construction
Company, in which a number of the officials
of the former company are financially in
terested. Since the settlement of the strike,
the men claim the company has thrown
over nearly all the outside work to the
Keystone people and allowed most of their
own inen to remain idle. The work kept by
the Allegheny Company was mostly per
formed by non-union men who helped the
company out during the strike. The former
strikers have brought the matter to the at
tention of the employes of the Keystone
Company, who say they will strike with the
others it'the latter go out. All the men are
members of Electrical Union No. 1, and say
if the work they are entitled to is not given
them they will go out.
K0 DEMONSTRATION WANTED.
The Armstrong Family Wish the Monument
In regard to the meeting of the sub-committee
having in charge the matter of hold
ing a demonstration on the day of the dedi
cation of the Armstrong monument, it is
stated that the family of the dead labor
leader object to an open demonstration.
They want tbe exercises conducted without
any brass band accompaniment, but the en
thusiasm of the members of the different
organizations will probably prevail, and a
big demonstration will be held.
IN THE MACHINISTS' UNION.
An Amalgamation of the Trade Wanted by
tho Eastern Men.
L. Ehman, Assistant Secretarv of the
Trades Couucil, has received a circular from
F. Kellar, Secretarv of a Machinists'
Union in New York, asking bim to co
operate with the Eastern men in the forma
tion of a national trade union of machin
ists. The latter are now divided in trades
unions and the Knights of Labor, and it is
thought that an amalgamation into one or
ganization would be beneficial.
A HARDWARE TRUST.
Tho Slnnnfactnrers Said to bo Forming a
An important meeting of representatives
of about a dozen hardware manufacturing
firms thronghout the country was held at
the Hotel Dnquesne yesterday. Those who
attended the meeting refused to state the
object of the gathering, but it was under
stood that a trust was in course of forma
tion. President Smith Home.
President William Smith, of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' Association, re
turned yesterday from Zanesville, O., where
he went to arrange the scale of a factory
which was started Monday(
Why a Clergrman Objcpted to Tabooing a
New Church Scheme Incidents of the
Presbytery Ecclesiastical Councils of
the Tiro Cities Hold Oleellnss of Interest
The Presbytery of Pittsburg convened
yesterday in the Hazelwood Presbyterian
Church. " Ber. J. M. Sutherland, D. D.,
preached the opening sermon. Ber. Wil
liam Ewing was chosen moderator, and Ber.
A. A. Mealy, clerk. Tbe pastoral relations
existing between Bev. W. F. Brooks and
the Grace Memorial Church were dissolved
and the ex-pastor was dismissed to the
An application was received signed by 86
residents ot Lawrenceville asking for per
mission to establish another church within
the precincts of the Seventh Presbyterian
Church. The matter was referred to a com
mittee, ana later on in tne resoytery a
lively discussion was started, when tbe com
mittee reported unfavorably. Bev. Mr.
Hill, the ex-pastor of the Seventh Presbyte
rian Church, opposed the adoption of the
committee's report on the ground that such
an action would alienate these 86 men and
hundreds of their friends from the church.
Tbe report was nevertheless adopted.
The pastoral relations existing between
Bev. W. H. Miller and the Mingo chnrch
were dissolved, and the pastor dismissed fo
the Presbvtery at Kearney. Bev. L. M.
Lewis was also notified officially of tbe de
sire of the Canonsburg church that he
should take charge of the congregation; so
he will consider the matter. A notification
of the call of the Phillipsburg chnrch for
the services of Ber. L C. Young was re
ferred to the proper authorities.
The following gentlemen were nominated
as delegates to the 'Synod, to be held in
Altoona in October:
Ministers: R. A. Hill, C. B. Hatch, A E.
Lynn, A. J. Beacom, J. F. Patterson, A. A.
Mealv, H. H. Stiles, W. P. Shrom, G. K. Or
mond, J. M. McJunkin, E. B. Donehoo andN.
Elders: J. B. Herron, Dr. B. F. H11L X. M.
Thomas, C. K Rose, Dr. J. L. Ferson, W. H.
Guy, D. E. Sheridan. R. S. Davis, J. F. Heck
man. Vincent Miller, J. B. Dunlap, Dr. J. W.
Neely, Henry Leach. Dr. G. G. Turney, Willis
O. Booth and W. A. Finley.
The call of the Seventh Presbyterian
Church for Bev. Charles McClelland was
laid over for constitutional action. Besolu
tions were adopted advising that more strin
gent regnlations be made for students
entering the church from other sects. A
lively debate was had on the question
whether or not the General Convention had
a right to review the minutes of boards of
trustees. It was decided in the negative.
There was also a lively debate iu the even
ing when the motion to revise the Confession
of Faith came before the Presbytery.
The Allegheny Presbvtery met yesterday
also, in the East Bellevue Presbyterian
church, Bev. Newton Donaldson, pastor.
The officers were Bev. H. C. Ferguson,
moderator; Bev. J. L. Nesbit, stated clerk,
and Bev. Newton Donaldson, temporary
clerk. The resignations of Bev. J. T. Gib
son, of the Sbarpsburg Presbyterian church,
and Ber. C. M. Guntcr, of the School
Street. Allegheny, church, were received.
At ISO P. M. the session was resumed with
a discussion on "Bevision of Faith," and
subsequently Eev. W. J. Grinner was or
dained pastor of Providence church, Alle
gheny. NO CAUSE FOR FEAR.
Pittsburg's Death Rale Was Not Iiovrer
In Five Tears.
The mortuary report furnished by the
Bureau of Health for the month of August
shows a total of 386 deaths in the city, a
rate of 20 to each 1,000 inhabitants, and a
lower rate than for the same month in any
year since 18S4.
Of 480 cases of infectious diseases 69 were
fatal, a marked increase over July. In the
old city there were 113 cases and 22 deaths
from infectious diseases; in the East End
on udaca auu o ueatua, iu toe ooutnaiue so I
cases and 14 deaths. There was 1 case of
smallpox and 1 death; 75 cases of diphtheria I
and 16 deaths; 152 cases of scarlet fever and
8 deaths; 240 cases of typhoid fever and 33
deaths; 2 deaths from whooDing cough, 8
from measles and 22 from consumption.
GAYE BAIL FOR COURT.
The Men Who Ran Over James Taylor's
Child Pat Up $300.
Frank Otto and F. Lamkey were before
Mayor Pearson last night. They are the
two men who were in a milk wagon
on Sunday, August 25, and knocked
down and drove over the 7-year-old
son of James Taylor, who was playing on
Warner street. The child lay between life
and death for sometime, and the hearing in
the case was held over to await his recovery.
He is now all right, and the defendants
waived the proceeding, giving bail for court
in $500 each.
The Carry University
Has opened its twenty-ninth year with the
largest enrollment ever had at the begin
ning of any year. The superior advantages
offered to students ot Latin. Greek and
higher mathematics is attracting the atten
tion of many of the first families of the city,
who appreciate thorough careful training
in these important studies. The beginners'
classes in Latin, Greek, Algebra and
Geometry are being organized this week;
while the higher classes are also beginning,
Sallust, Cicero, Analytical Geometry,
Conic Sections, Political Economy and
Advanced German, with classes in all the
Students entering any of these classes
dnring this month will be given special pri
vate instruction (if necessary) to enable
them to attain good standing in the classes.
After October 1 beginners' classes in these
branches will not be organized till January.
The present month is the best time to
enter these classes, and it may safely be as
serted that better opportunities for securing
a Classical, Scientific or Business education
are not offered in Pennsylvania than those
found at Curry University.
A. D. Wieson, the enterprising real
estate and insurance agent, who has been
traveling all through the West and Southern
California, returned home last night and
can be found at his old stand, 55 Federal
street, Allegheny, ready for business.
His trip was not one merely ot pleasure,
bnt like ail shrewd business men, he took
great interest in the different methods used
in his line of business; also the valuation of
property, and he feels better prepared to fill
the position as agent for buying and selling
property for. his patrons, and would be
pleased to have them call at 55 Federal
street, Allegheny. Telephone, 3382.
On and after to-day Mail Express train
leaving Pittsbnrg at 1 o'clock P. M. will not
make connection at Huntingdon with even
ing train for Bedlord Springs. The special
train running from Altoona upon arrival of
Mail Express at that point to accommodate
Bedford passengers and connecting with
Huntingdon and Broad Top Bailroad, will
Where Cnn I Find a Bonnet?
Step into the People's Store. The Fall
Millinery is now going on. You will find
just what you want.
Campbell & Dick.
felxih U. P. Chnrch, East End.
There will be no prayer meetine to-night
and no services on Sabbath. Notice of serv
ice will be given in the daily papers as soon
as the church is ready.
But absolute truth. If you require a stimu
lant use Klein's Silver Age Eye; only $1 50
per full quart. Jtwr
Don't Yon Need a Sunday Hal
You can find one at tbe Grand Opening of
Paris hats at the Peonln's Store.
v CAHPBEIi&DlCK. I
U1UDICOU AoFll. U1 A11KBT BBeW. --- I
-.. i ' "- ' mme
The Clril Serrica Formula Was Not
Marker to the Questions.
IEEEGHLAB LATIN YERBS TO PASSE
The preliminary examination of law stu
dents for the Allegheny County Bar took
place last night in tbe office of Hon. Walter
Lyon, Dnited States District Attorney..
The subjects for examination, as published
by tbe Associated Bar, are as follows:
Elements of Latin, Histories of United
States and England, English Literature,
Logic, Rhetoric, Natural Science, and
Mathematics. A sound education in the
English language was also mentioned as a
With regard to the Bhetoric advertised,
the examining attorneys explained that it
consisted of theories only. There were 19
candidates for examination, among them
being a young colored man, who lately
graduated at the Pittsburg High School,
taking first honors on all subjects. The
daily press was represented by three can
didates. The fledgelinsrDracos lounged nervously
in the outer office, until summoned one by
one into tbe mysterious arcana behind the
folding doors, where the all powerful
examiners were enthroned. Suave Assistant
Attorney Alcorn flitted hither and thither
between the two rooms; now bringing
comfort to those who
awaited theib fate
without; now nerving the unfortunate who
suffered the pitiless rain of questions, io
greater constancy of purpose by his reassur
The examiners three in number, sat like
the three celestial judges of the ancients;
and looked so severe that one was forced to
think it impossible that they could ever
have passed a "preliminary themselves.
Tbey looked more as if thev had been
lawyers from their birth.
One by one the students filed in. Some
fidgeted nervously while under fire, others
carried themselves with a jaunty, self-3atis-
nea air; otners again stood the test with en
tire unconcern, appearing to regard the
whole affair as a tiresome duty which had to
be got through with somehow. Some of the
candidates went to grass on absurdly easy
The questions- covered a remarkably wide
field, and to have answered them all would
require good general knowledge. Oneyonth
was asked if he bad read United States his
tory. He replied, "I've read the history of
tbe world, and I guess the United States
comes in somewhere." In Latin tbe exami
nation consisted of sight translation from an
easy book of fables, and some
BATHER STIPF QUESTIONS
anent the conjugation of irregular verbs. One
student who made a really good showing,
and who had a fair knowledge of Latin, had
the misfortune to be asked to parse a chance
sentence in which there were five verbs all
As each youth returned from tbe dread in
quisition cbamber he was surrounded by an
eager group and made to recount his experi
ences. Bits of general information were
bandied to and fro, and pencils and note
books were "thickas leaves in Vallambrosa."
One gentleman who had planted one foot
inside the awfnl door, turned and rushed
back to his friends, exclaiming: "Quick,
boys, tell me who wrote the 'Tale of a Tub.' "
The examination began at 7:35 P. m. and
lasted until close upon midnight. The re
sults will not be known until this afternoon.
The examiners were Attorneys Scott, Al
corn and McF. Carpenter. The number
of applicants for examination
largest in four-years.
TheOnlt. The Busy Bee Hive the
only store that sells blankets and comforts at
last year's prices. Bargains in infanta
cloaks and slips. Sixth and Liberty.
The most eminent physicians recommend
Klein's Silver Age as a pure stimulant.
Hats and Bonnets From Paris
Are shown in great beautr by Campbell &
Dick at the Grand Fall Millinery Open
ing at the People's Store.
See our new neckwear.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Fob indigestion no remedv is so apt to
afford immediate relief as Klein's Silver
See the latest styles in neckwear at James
H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
all indicate that you need a few doses
of the genuine
Dr. McLano's Celebrated
They strengthen the weak and purify
They aie prepared from the purest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
Be snre yon get the genuine Count
erfeits are made in St Louis.
NICE AND SOFT,
OUB LADIES' ALL-WOOL HOSB
for 25c per pair.
LADIES' BIBBED VESTS and DRAWERS
for winter, 50c; just came in and are
Good value, our
CHILDREN'S ALL-WOOL HOSE,
23c per pair.
:: T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
A. A. Stern SW t Y IMr Mh
Take t the Wa
The PrehihltJwfate rf Alhgtsiy y
held a pkaie yesterday at JsMk Jtiat. h.
There was a lar attandaaoa. it Mil Mti- -
a at low. All had a ,! .
The day was largely otmpiti hysyiiih
swkiBg. There w no daariafc.t '$,
Bat tbe danoing pavllla e4d wMi ..
red-hot watery. Mr. A. A. Istw &rv-'
ered the opening address. He saW tbk
prohibitioa cause now stead uses a dM-,
ent basis from what it formerly
Then they did not know their friiiaitfiii
tneir eaeawa. jnow they reeoga-be Mm fa!
mat. ise iiep-iwioaa party is ouusiltaHi
ally opposed to prohibition, 11 bavia gki
Its utterance la favor of hieh lIesaL MrS
Stevens said that it was the first tiae la -fee 1
nistoryor tae JSepabliean party of PeswH
sylvania that it had delivered itself is ferefl
of license, and all HHiahers of tbe PnMH1
lion party ought to he awaks t t4e fret' J
Mr. Stevens said that he nadmstoivi ikj
both of the candidates tor State Trcasoiar 'YC1
fc xxjjer asa .Dtgier, were oppoasa w s
prohibition. For that reasaa Hw PmUU.. ,
tion party most either vote its iBkpaadtff
ticket or take to the woeek. yr
r' J T- HcCrory, the Towth Bap- ' "
tlst Chnrch. also spoke on the prohibitioa
issHe. His idea was rather a sJBjralar ee.
that the party should desire to wia oaly
through its Own mrnfiaMnn IT. .-U
not have the Bepublicans carry. problBittes,,
for the simple reason that he doe. net eeal
aider them friends of the movement. Km-
would have all probibiUonlsta wait bb-,
the party is strong enough to carry tbe 14a
by its own votes. Rev. Mi- vX-ui
that he recognized the fact that a defeat iev"
proamnion, alter it nad beeansee earried
in the State, as in Bhode Island, bt pa tr
movement, was a serious set-back fbrmaay
years. He wants the idea nurtured by its
In addition fb these speakers addresses
were delivered by Homer L. Castle, Captain
Alexander Wishart and Key. J. T.JEellly.
The attendants at tbe picnic returned to the
city on a special train-at 9 p.m.
Beecttam's Pills cure sick headache.
Pears' Soap, the purest and beat ever made.
JOS HORNE i
No ordinary stock, but the biggett
and finest. More new Dress Goods this
week the already large variety of
Plaids is still further increased by mors
.new one,s;so this enormous stock of
new Fall Dress Goods Is constantly
The new Fall Millinery is very taking
and Includes the very latest in Patters
Bonnets and Hats; also all the latest'
novelties in untrimmed Hats and Tur
bans. Very pretty styles In Tarn
O'Sbanters and other new shapes for
Stylish novelties in fancy Satin and
Velvet Ribbons, Birds, Feathers and
other trimming novelties.
New Paris Novelties In Applique
Dress Trimmings open to-day compris
ing the handsomest assortment in the
city and at lowest prices.
All ready now with new Hosiery and
Underwear in medium weights for fall
wear we save yon money on these
goods and you get tbe best.
Novelties now coming in daily In the
Cloak and Suit department In Cloth
Jackets and Long Garments in medium
weights, colors and black.
Onr display at tbe Exposition will be
more attractive than ever, many very
handsome new goods being shown.
The largest and most complete ex
hibit in Pittsburg in Silks and Dress
Goods ever seen is here in our Immense
store. By all means come and see this
wonderful free exhibit.
JDS. HORNE i rjoe
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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